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Nathaniel Merriman

Nathaniel James Merriman
Bishop of Grahamstown
Church Anglican
Diocese Grahamstown
In office 1871–1882
Predecessor Henry Cotterill
Successor Alan Becher Webb
Ordination 1833
Personal details
Born 4 April 1809
Died 16 August 1882
Previous post Dean of Cape Town

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The Rt Rev Nathaniel James Merriman, DD (4 April 1809[1] – 16 August 1882[2]) was the third Bishop of Grahamstown[3] from 1871 [4] until his death.

He was educated at Winchester and Brasenose College, Oxford; and ordained in 1833. He was curate then vicar of Street, Somerset until he emigrated to South Africa. He rose to become Archdeacon of Grahamstown then Dean of Cape Town before being elevated the Episcopate. His son, John X. Merriman, was the last prime minister of the Cape Colony before the formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910.

He was the brother of Frederick Merriman.[5]


External Links

  • University of the Witwatersrand papers
  • The Merriman Family

National Portrait Gallery, London

Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
Henry Cotterill
Bishop of Grahamstown
Succeeded by
Alan Becher Webb

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