Rt Hon. The Most Revd and Rt Hon William Dawes PC 3rd Baronet

3rd Baronet Dawes of Putney (from 1690), Bishop of Chester (1708-1714), Privy Counsellor (from 1714), and Archbishop of York (from 1714)

Died aged c. 53

Sir William Dawes, 3rd Baronet (12 September 1671 – 30 April 1724), was an Anglican prelate. He served as Bishop of Chester from 1708 to 1714 and then as Archbishop of York from 1714 to 1724. Politically he was a Hanoverian Tory, who favoured the Hanoverian Succession.

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St. Ann's Square, originally called Acres Field on which every St. Michael's Day, a Fair was held from the days of Henry III in 1227. In 1709 Lady Ann Bland laid the foundation stone of this Church. In 1712 the Church was consecrated by the Right Rev Sir William Dawes, Bishop of Chester. In 1738 John Wesley preached here. In 1745 Charles Edward Stuart, the Pretender, rode into the Square. Here worshipped John Byrom, the author of Christians Awake.

St. Ann's Square, Manchester, United Kingdom where they was (1712)