Dictionary of National Biography Volume 12
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...son of Frederick Comewall of Delbury (1706-1788), captain in the royal navy, hyTtarj, daughter of Francis Herbert of Ludlow, first cousin of the first Earl of Powis. Charles Comewall q. v. was his granduncle. His brother Frederick (d. 1783) was M.P. for Ludlow in 1780. He was bom in 1754 and educated for the church, in which, having graduated B.A. at St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1777, he took orders. He proceeded M.A. in 1780, and the same year, through the interest of his second cousin, Charles Wolfran Cornwall q. v., speaker of the House of Commons, he obtained the post of chaplain to that assembly. He was preferred to a canonry at Windsor in 1784 and appointed master of Wigston's Hospital, Leicester, in 1790, dean of Canterbury in 1792, bishop of Bristol in 1797. He exchanged this see for that of Exeter in 1803, j and in 1808 he was translated to the see of i Worcester. He died on 5 Sept. 1831 at j Hartlebury, and was buried in the family vault at Delbury, Shropshire. Comewall married Anne, eldest daughter of the hon. and rev. George Hamilton, canon of Windsor, by whom he had issue two sons and one daughter. Hepublished 'A Sermon preached before the House of Commons on 30 Jan. 1782, ' and also 'A Fast Sermon preached before the House of Lords in 1798.' Burke's Royal Families, ii. cxcix; Burke's Landed Gentry (art. ' Cornewalls of Delbury '); Gent, Mag. (1831), p. 370. J. M. R. CORNEWALL, JAMES (1699-1744), captain in the navy, third son of Henry Comewall of Bradwardine, near Hereford, nephew of Vice-admiral Charles Comewall q. v., was, on 3 April 1724, promoted to be captain of the Sheerness frigate, in which for the next four years he was employed on the coast of North America, and principally at Boston, in protecting the...
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