William Boyd Carpenter


Dr William Boyd Carpenter KCVO (26 March 1841, Liverpool – 26 October 1918, Westminster) was a Church of England cleric who became Bishop of Ripon and Royal Chaplain to Queen Victoria.

William Boyd Carpenter was the second son of the Revd Henry Carpenter, perpetual curate of St Michael’s Church, Aigburth, Liverpool, who married (marriage licence 1837 in Derry) Hester Boyd, of Derry, sister of Dr Archibald Boyd, Dean of Exeter. Her father was Archibald Boyd (born about 1764 in Shoreditch, London), who married Sarah Bodden there on 13 July 1789.

Carpenter was the uncle of Mrs Henry Williams of Moor Park House, Beckwithshaw, North Yorkshire. In 1897 he consecrated St Michaels and All Angels Church at Beckwithshaw, after she and her husband had funded its construction.