William Page Roberts

In this multi-part name, the family name is Page Roberts, not Roberts.

The Very Rev William Page Roberts, DD (2 January 1836 – 17 August 1928) was an eminent[1] English clergyman in the Church of England and Dean of Salisbury from 1907[2] until 1919.[3]

Born at Liverpool to William Roberts and his wife Prudence (née Page),[4][5] he was educated at Liverpool College[6] and St John's College, Cambridge.[7] Ordained in 1862,[8] his first post was a curacy in Stockport. He then held incumbencies at Eye and St Peter’s, Vere Street.[9] Later he was a Canon Residentiary at Canterbury Cathedral[10] before his elevation to the Deanery. A much respected[11] cleric,[12] he died at Shanklin, Isle of Wight, on 17 August 1928.[13][14]


  1. The Times, Friday, 11 Oct 1901; pg. 8; Issue 36583; col E Ecclesiastical Intelligence. Chaplain to Lord Mayor of London chosen
  2. Deans of Salisbury
  3. Wiltshire Community History
  4. Birth/Christening Record
  5. Census Record confirming place of birth
  6. “Who was Who”1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  7. "Roberts, William Page (RBRS858WP)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  8. "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  9. Memorial to him in the baptistry > The Times, Saturday, 18 Mar 1933; pg. 8; Issue 46396; col G Ecclesiastical News
  10. The Times, Monday, 18 Feb 1895; pg. 6; Issue 34503; col C Canon of Canterbury The Rev. William Page Roberts appointed
  11. Correspondence with Sir Thomas Barlow, 1st Baronet
  12. The Times, Saturday, 2 Jan 1926; pg. 13; Issue 44159; col D Dr. Page Roberts's 90th Birthday
  13. Grave photo at Find A Grave
  14. Obituary in Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, Vol 44, page 275
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Alan Becher Webb
Dean of Salisbury
1907 –1919
Succeeded by
Andrew Ewbank Burn

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