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Friday, March 08, 2019

The Baron Habgood, PC 1927-2019

-. The Rt Rev Lord Habgood, PC, former Archbishop of York, died 6 March, 2019, aged 91.

He was Bishop of Durham 1973-83, and was Archbishop of York, 1983-95, incumbent at York Minster when the catastrophic fire devastated the minster in 1984.

He was created a life peer as Baron Habgood in 1995.

The Rt Rev John Stapylton Habgood was born in 1927, son of Lt-Col Arthur Henry Habgood DSO, by his wife the former Vera Chetwynd-Stapylton (1890-1968) scion of the Viscounts Chetwynd.

He married in 1961, Rosalie Mary Anne Boston (who died in 2011) by whom he had issue, 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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