William Mansel

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William Mansel
Born (1753-04-02)2 April 1753
Pembroke Wales
Died 27 June 1820(1820-06-27) (aged 67)
Trinity College, Cambridge, England
Resting place Chapel, Trinity College, Cambridge
Nationality British
Occupation Clergy

Bishop William Lort Mansel (2 April 1753, Pembroke – 27 June 1820, Trinity College, Cambridge) was an English churchman and Cambridge fellow. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1798 to his death in 1820, and also Bishop of Bristol from 1808 to 1820.

William Lort Mansel was the son of William Wogan Mansel of Pembroke. He was educated at the school of Mr Sparks in Gloucester and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1774.[1] Elected a fellow of Trinity in 1775, he was ordained deacon in 1780 and priest in 1783, and became Vicar of Bottisham from 1783 to 1790. He became Vicar of Chesterton, Cambridge in 1788 and Vicar of Fowlmere in 1789.[1] In 1798 Mansel was appointed Master of Trinity. Made Bishop of Bristol in 1808, he combined the bishopric with his mastership until his death in 1820. He is interred at Trinity College.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mansel, William Lort (MNSL770WL)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. William Mansel at Find a Grave

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Thomas Postlethwaite
Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
Succeeded by
Christopher Wordsworth
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Luxmore
Bishop of Bristol
Succeeded by
John Kaye