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ELLIS , ROWLAND ( 1841 - 1911 ), bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney ; b. 24 April 1841 , son of Thomas Ellis , surgeon , Caerwys, Flints. He was educated at Ruthin grammar school and at Jesus College , Oxford , where he graduated B.A. in 1863 . He became curate of Gresford , 1864 , vicar of Gwersyllt , 1868 , vicar of Mold , 1872 , and was rural dean of Mold , 1873-84 . During this period he was a frequent visitor to W. E. Gladstone at Hawarden . From 1884 till his appointment as bishop in 1906 he was rector of S. Paul's , Edinburgh . He was a vigorous opponent of Welsh Disestablishment , and his knowledge of Wales made him a powerful champion of the claims of the Church . He was the author of a number of theological works . He d. at Delgaty castle , Turiff , Aberdeenshire , 11 Dec. 1911 .

Bibliography:

  • Who was who? 1897-1916 ;
  • The Church Times , 15 Dec. 1911 .

Author:

Walter Thomas Morgan (1912-90), Aberystwyth