William Stuart (bishop)
|The Most Reverend and Honourable|
|Archbishop of Armagh|
|Successor||Lord John Beresford|
|Other posts||Bishop of St David's|
|Consecration||12 January 1794|
|Died||6 May 1822 67)(aged|
|Buried||Luton Hoo, England|
John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute|
|Children||Mary, William, Henry|
|Alma mater||St John's College, Cambridge|
Stuart was the son of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (Prime Minister of Great Britain 1762–1763) and Mary Wortley-Montagu. There is a painting in the Tate Gallery in London of him aged 12 stealing eggs and chicks from a bird's nest.
On 3 May 1796, William married Sophia Penn, daughter of Thomas Penn, and had three children:
- Mary Juliana Stuart (died 11 July 1866) married Thomas Knox, 2nd Earl of Ranfurly.
- Sir William Stuart (born 31 October 1798–died 7 July 1874) married firstly Henrietta Mariah Sarah, daughter of Admiral Sir Charles Pole, 1st Baronet, and married secondly Georgiana, daughter of General Frederick Nathaniel Walker.
- Henry Stuart (born 1804–died 26 October 1854, Kempston, Bedfordshire).
He died in London (or possibly in Bath) from accidentally taking an improper medicine on 6 May 1822, aged 67. He was buried at his family's seat, Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire. In St Patrick's Anglican Cathedral in Armagh is a full length marble figure of the Archbishop, in the attitude of prayer; and beneath it is the following Latin inscription:
- M. S. / Reverendissimi in Christo patris / GULIELMI STUART, S T P. / per annos xxii hujusce Ecclesiæ / Archiepiscopi. / Hoc monumentum / Clerici Armachani / pio functi munere / posuerunt. / Obiit anno salutis MDCCCXXII / Ætat. Suæ Ixviii.
- In sacred memory of the most reverend father in Christ, William Stuart STP, for 22 years archbishop of this church. The clergy of Armagh, making a pious offering, placed this monument. He died in the year of grace 1822, in the 68th year of his age.
- Most Rev. Hon. William Stuart. Peerage.com. Retrieved on 19 March 2010.
- Source: Cambridge University Alumni, 1261–1900.
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 299. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
- Fryde, ibid., p. 380.
- Cotton, Henry (1849). The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies of Ireland. Fasti ecclesiae Hiberniae. Vol. 3, The Province of Ulster. Dublin: Hodges and Smith. p. 28.
|Church of England titles|
|Bishop of St David's
| Succeeded by|
Lord George Murray
|Church of Ireland titles|
|Archbishop of Armagh
| Succeeded by|
Lord John Beresford