William Ingram (priest)

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The Very Rev. William Clavell Ingram DD was an Anglican priest and the Dean of Peterborough in the Church of England from 1893 until his death in 1901.[1]

Born on 11 August 1834 at Chedburgh, Suffolk, the son of Rev. George Ingram and Jane Kaines Clavell, he was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge,.[2][3] He was a Master at Lancing College[4] then a Chaplain to HM Forces[5] before being appointed Vicar of Kirk Michael, Isle of Man.[6] From 1874 he was Vicar of St Matthew's, Leicester[7] before his elevation to the Deanery. In 1900-01, he wrote and published a biography of his friend, the Rev. Canon Henry Twells.[8] He died on 26 April 1901 and three years later a memorial to him was put in place at Peterborough Cathedral.[9]


  1. The Times, Tuesday, 14 Feb 1893; pg. 11; Issue 33874; col A Ecclesiastical Intelligence New Dean of Peterborough
  2. "Ingram, William Clavell (INGN853WC)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Who was Who; 1897–1990. London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. A Memoir of William Clavell Ingram, D. D. (anonymous) Leicester: W. H. Lead, 1903
  5. The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory London: Hamilton & Co., 1889
  6. Manx Society
  7. Leicestershire Historian
  8. William Clavell Ingram, Dean of Peterborough. A Memoir of the Rev. Henry Twells. London: Wells Gardner & Co., [1901].
  9. The Times, Monday, 30 May 1904; pg. 8; Issue 37407; col B Ecclesiastical Intelligence Memorial to Dean Ingram
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Marsham Argles
Dean of Peterborough
1893 –1901
Succeeded by
William Hagger Barlow