Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameRt Rev John CONYBEARE DD, 3240
OccupationBishop of Bristol
EducationBlundell’s School and Exeter College Oxford.
FatherRev John CONYBEARE , 3242 (1655-1706)
MotherGrace WILCOCKS , 5057
ChildrenWilliam , 3239 (1739-1815)
Notes for Rt Rev John CONYBEARE DD
A notable preacher and divine and one of the most notable theologians of the 18th century.
Conybeare was born at Pinhoe, where his father was vicar. He was elected a Probationary Fellow of Exeter College in 1710, took his B.A. degree in 1713 and was appointed a year later as Praelector in Philosophy.

On May 27, 1716, Conybeare was ordained as a priest by the Bishop of Winchester, Sir Jonathan Trelawney and took a curacy in Surrey. He returned to Oxford a year later and became a well known preacher.
His subsequent appointments included:
▪ Curate of St. Clement's, Oxford
▪ Senior Proctor, Exeter College, Oxford, 1725
▪ Elected Rector of Exeter College,1730
▪ Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, 1732
▪ Bishop of Bristol, 1750

Conybeare was known for the publication of his book Calumny Refuted, an answer to the personal slander of Dr. Richard Newton.
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