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Henry Montagu Villiers was a British
United Kingdom
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man of the Church of England
Church of England
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He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford
Christ Church, Oxford
Christ Church or house of Christ, and thus sometimes known as The House), is one of the largest constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England...

, graduating M.A. in 1837, and became vicar of Kenilworth
Kenilworth is a town in central Warwickshire, England. In 2001 the town had a population of 22,582 . It is situated south of Coventry, north of Warwick and northwest of London....

 in that year rector of St. George's Church, Bloomsbury
St. George's Church, Bloomsbury
St George's, Bloomsbury is a parish church in Bloomsbury, London Borough of Camden, United Kingdom.-History:The Commissioners for the Fifty New Churches Act of 1711 realised that, due to rapid development in the Bloomsbury area during the latter part of the 17th and early part of the 18th...

 in 1841. He was a Doctor of Divinity
Doctor of Divinity
Doctor of Divinity is an advanced academic degree in divinity. Historically, it identified one who had been licensed by a university to teach Christian theology or related religious subjects....

 and Bishop of Carlisle
Bishop of Carlisle
The Bishop of Carlisle is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Carlisle in the Province of York.The diocese covers the County of Cumbria except for Alston Moor and the former Sedbergh Rural District...

 in 1856, and Bishop of Durham from 1860 to 1861.


He was the son of George Villiers and Theresa Parker, and grandson of the 1st Earl of Clarendon
Thomas Villiers, 1st Earl of Clarendon
Thomas Villiers, 1st Earl of Clarendon PC was a British politician and diplomat.-Family:Clarendon was the second son of William Villiers, 2nd Earl of Jersey and his wife Judith Herne, daughter of Frederick Herne....

. He received a Royal Warrant of Precedence
Royal Warrant of Precedence
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 in 1839 entitling him to the rank of an earl's son.


On 30 January 1837, he married Amelia Maria Hulton, daughter of William Hulton. They had six children:
  • Henry Montagu Villiers (13 November 1837 - 9 September 1908). Prebendary
    A prebendary is a post connected to an Anglican or Catholic cathedral or collegiate church and is a type of canon. Prebendaries have a role in the administration of the cathedral...

     of St Paul's Cathedral
    St Paul's Cathedral
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    . Married first Lady Victoria Russell, daughter of John Russell, 1st Earl Russell
    John Russell, 1st Earl Russell
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    . Married secondly Charlotte Louisa Emily Cadogan, granddaughter of both George Cadogan, 3rd Earl Cadogan
    George Cadogan, 3rd Earl Cadogan
    Admiral George Cadogan, 3rd Earl Cadogan KMT, CB was a prominent British Royal Navy officer and politician of the mid-nineteenth century who first gained notoriety for his service in the Adriatic campaign of the Napoleonic Wars in command of...

     and Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey
    Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey
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  • Frederick Ernest Villiers (16 November 1840 - 14 October 1922). Major of the Hertfordshire Imperial Yeomanry cavalry
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  • Gertrude Fanny Villiers (d. 31 December 1906). Married Berkeley Paget, a great-grandson of Henry Bayly Paget, 1st Earl of Uxbridge
    Henry Bayly Paget, 1st Earl of Uxbridge
    Henry Paget, 1st Earl of Uxbridge , known as Sir Henry Bayly, 3rd Baronet, of Plas Newydd, until 1769 and as The Lord Paget between 1769 and 1784, was a British peer.-Background:...

  • Amy Maria Villiers (d. 20 October 1934). Married Edward Cheese, a Reverend.
  • Mary Agneta Villiers (d. 22 May 1935). Married James Hughes Cooper, a Reverend.
  • Evelyn Theresa Villiers (29 December 1943).