The Very Rev. William Foxley Norris

Born1859 Buckingham

Life Events

1884Married Mary Blanche Pott in Sonning, Berkshire

Biography and Notes

Son of Canon William Foxley Norris, vicar of Witney, Oxon, by Julia, daughter of Henry Thomas Monro, MD. Educated at Charterhouse, Surrey, 1873-7, matric. at Oxford (Trinity College) 12 October 1877, 3rd class theology and BA 1881, MA 1884, DD 1917, Student at Leeds Clergy School, 1881. Buried in Westminster Abbey.

Deacon 1882; Priest 1883; Curate of Eton, Bucks., 1882-5; Curate of St. Mary, Chatham, 1885-7; Vicar of Shirburn, Oxon., 1887-8; Vicar of Almondbury, Yorks., 1888-91; Rector of Barnsley, Yorks., 1901-9; Canon resident of Wakefield 1909-17; Archdeacon of Halifax 1906-17; Dean of York 1917-25; Prolocutor of the Lower House of Convocation of York 1919.

Dean of Westminster from 1925; Vice-chairman 1922-5, Chairman 1925-9, of the House of Clergy of The National Assembly. Provost of the Northern Division of the "Woodard" schools from 1906. F.S.A., Hon. A.R.I.B.A.,Hon. Chaplain to the Royal Academy from 1925. Dean of the Order of the Bath from 1926. Chaplain to the Order of St. John of Jerusalem from 1921. A chaplain in the Territorial Army. An Ecclesiastical Commissioner.

A member of Nobody's Friends from 1916 and of the Athenaeum Club, London.

Portrait by his son Arthur.