Richard Young (bishop of Athabasca)

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Richard Young
Bishop of Athabasca
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Church Church of England
Diocese Athabasca
Installed 1883
Term ended 1903
Predecessor William Bompas
Successor George Holmes
Personal details
Born (1843-09-07)September 7, 1843
baptized in Sculcoates, England
Died July 12, 1905(1905-07-12) (aged 61)
Southborough, Kent, England

Richard Young (September 7, 1843 – July 12, 1905) was a bishop in Rupert's Land. Young was born and educated in England. After being ordained as a priest in the Church of England in 1869, Young moved with his wife Julia Heurtley Harrison (1844-1934) to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1875. In 1883 he became bishop of the see of Athabasca in present-day northern Alberta, the first Anglican bishop to be consecrated in western Canada. In 1903 he resigned as bishop due to ill health and returned to England where he lived until his death in 1905.
Through his daughter Julia Mary, Richard Young was the grandfather of the composer Walter Braithwaite.

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