St John Basil Wynne Willson 1868-1946
St. John was born on 28 August 1868, the third son of Rev. William Wynne Willson and Mary Alexander, at Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey.
He attended Holmesdale School, Keymer, Surrey, and then Cheltenham College.
He was admitted to St. John's College, Cambridge, on 11 Aug 1887.
He obtained his B.A. in 1890, and his M.A. in in 1894.
He received an Honerable LL.D. from Bristol university in 1925.
He was editor of The Granta.
He was Asst. Master at the Leys School, Cambridge, 1891-8, and at Rugby School, 1898-1905.
He was Ordained deacon (Worcester), 1903, and priest, 1904.
He was Select Preacher at Cambridge, 1908 and 1916,
Head Master of Haileybury College, 1905-11;
of Marlborough College, 1911-16.
Canon of Salisbury, 1912-16.
Dean of Bristol, 1916-21.
Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1921-37.
Alice Lillian Proctor Wills 1882-1950
Alice was born on 8 Jul 1882, the second daughter of Sir George A. Wills, Bart., and Susan Britton Proctor, at Bristol, Gloucestershire.
I have not identified any children.
The Times, Friday, Oct 18, 1946 DEATHS|
WYNNE WILLSON - On Oct. 15, 1946, ST. JOHN BASIL WYNNE WILLSON (Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1921-1937), of Titan, Barrow, Bathford, Somerset, loved husband of Lillian, in his 79th year.
Service at Wells Cathedral, at 10:15 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday).
No Flowers, No Mourning.
LONDON 20 Mar 1947 Probate|
WILLSON, the right reverend St. John Basil Wynn D.D. - of Titan Barrow Bathford, Somersetshire died 15 October 1946 at Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Somersetshire, Probate London 20 March, to Alice Lilian Proctor Willson, widow, and John Frederick Victor Cooper, solicitors clerk.
Effects £287,900 5s. 1d.
The Times, Monday, Nov 6, 1950 DEATHS|
WILLSON - On Nov. 4, 1950, at Titan Barrow, Bathford, Somerset, ALICE LILLIAN PROCTOR, widow of the RT. REV. ST. J. B. WYNNE WILLSON, D.D., formerly Bishop of Bath and Wells, and second daughter of late Sir George Alfred Wills, Bt.
Service at Wells Cathedral, Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 11:00 a.m., followed by private cremation.
Cut Flowers only, no mourning.
LONDON 20 Jan 1951 Probate|
WILLSON, Alice Lilian Proctor - of Titan Barrow Bathford, Somersetshire widow died 4 November 1950, Probate London 20 January, to Ellison Fuller Eberle, company director, dame Nellie Jeannie Wills, widow, John Frederick Victor Cooper, secretary, and sir John Vernon Wills, baronet.
Effects £745,737 2s. 8d.