Walter Hamilton (bishop)

Walter Kerr Hamilton

Walter Kerr Hamilton was the Anglican Bishop of Salisbury from 27 March 1854 to 1 August 1869.

He was born in 1808, educated at Eton College, tutored by Thomas Arnold, and then attended Christ Church, University of Oxford, where he took a first class degree in Greats. He was elected to a Fellowship at Merton College in 1832. He was made deacon in 1833 and ordained priest in December of the same year. He was a curate at Wolvercote and at the parish of S. Peter-in-the-East in Oxford. He became vicar of that parish in 1837 where he remained until 1841. He subsequently became a canon-resident of Salisbury and then bishop of said Diocese in 1854.

His private papers are currently in the possession of the Archives of Pusey House, Oxford.

Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward Denison
Bishop of Salisbury
Succeeded by
George Moberly
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