Born 24 April 1841, son of Thomas Ellis, surgeon, Caerwys, Flintshire. He was educated at Ruthin grammar school and at Jesus College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1863. He became curate of Gresford, 1864, vicar of Gwersyllt, 1868, vicar of Mold, 1872, and was rural dean of Mold, 1873-84. During this period he was a frequent visitor to W. E. Gladstone at Hawarden. From 1884 till his appointment as bishop in 1906 he was rector of S. Paul's, Edinburgh. He was a vigorous opponent of Welsh Disestablishment, and his knowledge of Wales made him a powerful champion of the claims of the Church. He was the author of a number of theological works. He died at Delgaty castle, Turiff, Aberdeenshire, 11 December 1911.
Published date: 1959
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