LIVES OF THE BISHOPS OF EXETER
CHRISTOPHER BETHELL, Of the ancient family of Rise, in Yorkshire, but actually born at Isleworth, in 1773. He was educated at Eton, from whence, in 1791, he was removed to King's College, Cambridge. Consecrated Bishop of Gloucester 11th April, 1824, translated hither from Gloucester in April, 1830, he had hardly seen the diocese, when he was transferred to the see of Bangor up 11th November following. But we may say, that, in consequence either of the non-residence, or the translations" to richer sees, of several of his predecessors, the Exeter palace had been suffered to go so much out of repair, as scarcely to be habitable. After attaining the good old age of 86, he died on 19th August, 1859.
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