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GREEN , CHARLES ALFRED HOWELL ( 1864 - 1944 ), second Archbishop of Wales ,

and eldest son of A.J.M. Green , clerk in Holy Orders , and Elizabeth his wife, was born at Llanelli, Carms. , 19 Aug. 1864 . On his mother's side he was a great-great-grandson of Peter Williams ( 1723 - 1796 ; DWB , 1063) . He was educated at Charterhouse and Keble College , Oxford , where he graduated B.A. in 1887 and M.A. in 1892 . He was successively Librarian and President of the Oxford Union Society . He was ordained deacon in 1888 and priest in 1889 , and served as curate and subsequently ( 1893 ) vicar of Aberdare until his appointment as canon of Llandaff Cathedral and Archdeacon of Monmouth in 1914 . On the formation of the diocese of Monmouth in 1921 he became its first bishop , and was translated to Bangor in 1928 . On the retirement of A.G. Edwards ( DWB , 184) in 1934 he was elected Archbishop of Wales , which office he held till a month before his death on May 7, 1944 . He was buried at Llandaff . He held the degrees of B.D. ( 1907 ), D.D. ( 1911 ), and D.C.L. ( 1938 ), of the University of Oxford and was an Honorary Fellow of Keble College . He was the author of Notes on Churches in the Diocese of Llandaff ( 1907 ) and The Constitution of the Church in Wales ( 1937 ). He m. in 1899 Katherine Mary , dau. of William Thomas Lewis , first Lord Merthyr ( DWB , 564) , who survived him.

Sources:

  • The Times , 8 May 1944 ;
  • personal knowledge;
  • [ Who was who? , 1941-50 ].

Author:

Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, M.A., (1899-1970), Aberystwyth

Published date: 2001