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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.

Birth of Parents
St John Basil Wynne Willson b: 28 Aug 1868         Shackleford, Surrey       1868 4Q Guildford 2a 71
son of William Wynne Willson and Mary Alexander

Alice Lillian Proctor Wills b: 8 Jul 1882               Bristol       1882 3Q Barton Regis 6a 56
daughter of George Alfred Wills and Susan Britton Proctor

16 Sep 1919
St John Basil Wynne Willson
Alice Lillian Proctor Wills
      1919 3Q Bristol 6a 93

The Times, Wednesday, Sep 17, 1919           MARRIAGES

  Bristol Cathedral was crowded yesterday on the occasion of the marriage of the Dean, the Very Rev. St John Basil Wynne Willson, and Miss Alice Proctor Wills, second daughter of Mr. George A. Wills, of Leigh Woods, Bristol, and chairman of the Imperial Tobacco Company.   The ceremony was performed by the Bishop of Bristol, assisted by the Archdeacon Talbot and other clergy.   The dean was formerly Master of Marlborough college.

St John Basil Wynne Willson Died 15 Oct 1946   Somerset   1946 4Q Weston 7c 303

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.

Alice Lillian Proctor (Wills) Willson Died 4 Nov 1950, Age 68,   Somerset   1850 4Q Bathavon 7c 73

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.