William Paley DD.

William Paley DD. (1743 - 1805)

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The Ven. William Paley DD. aka Archdeacon of Carlisle
Born in Peterborough, Northamptonshiremap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Carlisle, St. Mary, Cumberlandmap
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Died in Lincoln, Lincolnshiremap
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  • Birth:
  • 1743, Peterborough, Northamptonshire. [1] [2]
  • Marriage:
  • The marriage of Willaim Paley & Jane Hewitt was conducted on 6 June 1776, Carlisle, St. Mary, Cumberland. [3]
  • Cambridge University Alumni:
  • Adm. sizar (age 15) at CHRIST'S, Nov. 16, 1758. [Only] s. of the Rev. William (1729-30), V. of Helpston, near Peterborough, and Head Master of Giggleswick (and Elizabeth Clapham, of Stackhouse). B. [July, 1743], in Northants. Bapt. Aug. 3, 1743, in Peterborough Cathedral. School, Giggleswick. Matric. Michs. 1759; Scholar, 1759; B.A. (Senior Wrangler) 1763; Members' prize, 1765; M.A. 1766; D.D. 1795. Fellow, 1766-76; Tutor, 1768; Senior Dean, 1775. Ord. priest (London) Dec. 21, 1767. Whitehall Preacher, 1771-6. R. of Musgrave, Westmorland, 1775-1805. V. of Dalston, 1776-93. V. of Appleby, 1777-89. Preb. of Carlisle, 1780-95. Archdeacon of Carlisle, 1782-1805. R. of Great Salkeld, Cumberland. Chancellor of Carlisle, 1782-95. V. of Addingham, 1792-5. V. of Stanwix, Cumberland, 1793-5. Preb. of St Pual's Cathedral, 1794. Sub-Dean of Lincoln, 1795-1805. R. of Bishop Wearmouth, Durham, 1795-1805. Married (1) June 6, 1776, Jane Hewitt, dau. of a spirit-merchant of Carlisle, and had issue; (2) Dec. 14, 1795, Catherine Dobinson, of Carlisle. Author, Evidences of Christianity (1794), which for many years formed an alternative choice to Logic in the ‘additional subjects’ of the Previous Examination; Paley's Ghost, an extremely condensed and rhyming booklet, was apt to be relied upon by non-theological candidates. Also wrote the well-known Principles of Morals and Political Philosophy, which quickly became a Cambridge text-book; Horae Paulinae; Reasons for Contentment; Natural Theology. Died May 25, 1805, at Lincoln; buried in Carlisle Cathedral. M.I. Father of Edmund (1800), James (1811) and the next. (Peile, II. 267; Northants. Clergy; G. Mag., 1805, I, 585-6 and II, 675, which states that he died at Sunderland; D.N.B.) [4]
  • Death:
  • 23 May 1805, Carlisle, Cumberland or Bishopwearmouth, Co. Durham, buried Carlisle Cathedral. [5]


  1. Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Paley
  3. England Marriages (1538-1973) ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVMV-89X )
  4. Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900
  5. Momumental Inscription. ( http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=169459538)

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