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Sir William Parsons

(1746?-1817), Professor of Music, Oxford

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Sir William Parsons, by Ridley & Blood, published by  James Asperne, after  Francis Wilkins Jr - NPG D14512

Sir William Parsons

by Ridley & Blood, published by James Asperne, after Francis Wilkins Jr
stipple engraving, published 1 September 1808
NPG D14512

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Philip Goff (The Reverend)

04 September 2019, 21:23


The subject of the above Dighton etchings is not Sir William Parsons but rather The Right Reverend John Parsons MA, DD. He was probably born in 1761 - the year of his baptism, and died in 1819). He was Master of Balliol College, Oxford from 1798; & Vice-Chancellor 1807-1810; Dean of Bristol 1810-1813, then Bishop of Peterborough 1813-1819.

He is dressed in the Convocation robes of an Oxford University Doctor of Divinity: cassock with broad sash, black MA style gown with the sleeves pulled through the sleeveless scarlet Convocation habit, black silk scarf, scarlet DD hood and white lawn bands.

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