Matthew Hutton (archbishop of Canterbury)

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Matthew Hutton
Archbishop of Canterbury
Installed 1757
Term ended 1758
Predecessor Thomas Herring
Successor Thomas Secker
Personal details
Born 3 January 1693
Kirby Hill, Richmondshire, Yorkshire,
Died 18 March 1758

Matthew Hutton (3 January 1693 – 18 March 1758) was a high churchman in the Church of England, serving as Archbishop of York (1747–1757) and Archbishop of Canterbury (1757 to 1758). He was a direct descendant of Matthew Hutton, who served as Archbishop of York in the 17th century.

Hutton was born at Kirby Hill near Richmond in Yorkshire, and was educated at Ripon Grammar School and Jesus College, Cambridge, graduating in 1713.[1] He was a fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge, from 1717 to 1727, and became a Doctor of Divinity in 1728.

Hutton became a royal chaplain to George II in 1736. In 1737 he was appointed Canon of the second stall at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, a position he held until 1739.[2] He became Rector of Trowbridge and of Spofforth, in Yorkshire, and held prebends at York and Westminster. In 1743 he became Bishop of Bangor, and in 1747, Archbishop of York, before finally, in 1757, becoming Archbishop of Canterbury, but died the next year without having ever lived in Lambeth Palace.


  1. "Hutton, Matthew (HTN710M)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Thomas Herring
Bishop of Bangor
Succeeded by
Zachary Pearce
Archbishop of York
Succeeded by
John Gilbert
Archbishop of Canterbury
Succeeded by
Thomas Secker