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Birth1713, Royden Hall
Death2 Nov 1752
GeneralVicar of Crayford: 1734. Bishop of Raphoe: 1746. Bankrupt by end of his life. Reportedly killed as a highwayman.
EducationUniv Oxon, matric: 1732, BA: 1736, MA: 1745, BCL/DCL :1745.
FatherSir William Twysden Bart (1677-1751)
MotherJane Twisden (-1756)
Marriage1740, St Paul's Cathedral, London.
ChildrenJenny Margaret (ca1742-)
 (unnamed son) (1743-1743)
ChildrenMary (1751-)
 Frances (1753-1821)
Notes for Rt Rev Philip Twysden
Chaplain to Lord Chestefield when Lord Lieut of Ireland and then offered the (Irish) bishopric.  Alumni Oxoniensis reports he was rector of Eastling, Kent 1745 till his death.

Bankrupt before he died.

Is reputed to have tried to hold up a doctor on Wrotham heath, who had stayed the previous night at Royden Hall.  Further, the previous evening, the bishop is supposed to have removed the charge from the doctor's pistols.  But a sick man whom the doctor had attended that evening, warned him of the drawn pistols.  The doctor recharged them and when held up by a highwayman who kept on advancing to him, shot him and then found the highwayman was the bishop.

If true, this was all hushed up for 40 years.

TFPL. Sep 2004, Found on Ancestry.com:

England: Canterbury - Index to the Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury, 1663-1859 (L-Z)
Volume 2.  
County: General  
Country: England  
Twysden, Philip (Univ. Coll. Oxf. B.A.), 09 May 1738 : Inst. R. Eard otherwise Crayford, Kent; 8, 104. 10 May 1738 : Lic. to preach; 8, 105. Aug 1744 : Resign. R. Eard als. Crayford; 8, 270. 02 May 1745 : Inst. R. Eastling als. S. Mary Eastling, Kent; 8, 280. 24 Sep 1745 : Resign. R. Eastling als. S. Mary Eastling; 8, 293, (Twisden) 302.  

The following is to be found in Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae, vol 3, p. 356, in the list of bishops of Raphoe:

‘1747. Philip Twysden, M.A. and D.C.L. was a native of Kent, the youngest son of Sir Philip [sic, recte William] Twysden, Baronet.  He was educated at University College, Oxford, and for a short time was Rector of Ealing, in Kent.  Having become Chaplain to the Earl of Chesterfield, Lord Lieutenant, he was advanced to this see by patent bearing date March 23.  On the 25th of that month he was consecrated at St. Michan’s Dublin, by the Primate, assisted by the Bishops of Derry and Clonfert.  “He died, at his father’s seat at East peckham, in Kent, on November 2nd, 1752; and was buried in the south chancel of the church of that parish, under aplain stone without any inscription.” (Cole.)’
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