He became rector of St James's, Westminster, in 1733, and bishop of Bristol in 1735.
2 He was from January 1635-1636 rector of Sandon, in Essex, where his first wife, Anne Claxton, is buried.
Its present name, however, was not adopted until 1574, two years after its first secular rector had been chosen.
The plague of 1665, carried hither from London, almost depopulated this village, and the name of the rector, William Mompesson, attracted wide notice on account of his brave attempts to combat the outbreak.
He was rector of Cholderton, Wiltshire, from 1875 to 1879, when he was appointed a canon of St Paul's.