RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoMS 1552-1558
Extent7 volumes
DescriptionPapers of the Revd. William Beauvoir (1669-1725)
AdminHistoryBeauvoir was a native of Guernsey, and served as a naval and military chaplain from 1695 to 1714. In that year, through the interest of Gilbert Burnet, Bishop of Salisbury, he was appointed chaplain to the Earl of Stair and accompanied him on his embassy to France (1715-20). During this period he acted as intermediary between Archbishop Wake and Louis Ellies Du Pin, doctor at the Sorbonne, in negotiations designed to achieve union between the Anglican and Gallican Churches. He was collated to the rectory of Bocking, Essex, in 1719.
CustodialHistoryAll the volumes contain the bookplate of Osmund Beauvoir.
AcquisitionThey were purchased for the Library in 1956. For more information see LR/L/11 ff. 102-193.
PublnNoteAdams, Leonard (ed.) "William Wake's Gallican correspondence and related documents 1716-1731" New York: Peter Lang, 1988-93 7v. [H5199.W2]
Mosheim, J.L. "An Ecclesiastical History Ancient and Modern" London, 1810
Sykes, N. "Old Priest and New Presbyter" Cambridgem 1956

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GB/109/14659Beauvoir; William (1669-1725); Naval, Military and Embassy Chaplain1669-1725
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