Johnson, James (1705-1774)

Bishop of Worcester.

Student at Christ Church, Oxford (B.A., 1724; D.D., 1742). Master of the Westminster School (1733-48). Rector of Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire (1743-59).

Through the influence of the Duke of Newcastle, a former schoolmate, he was appointed King’s chaplain in ordinary (1748). Elevated to the see of Gloucester (1752). Transferred to the see of Worcester (1759).

Born in Melford, in Suffolk. First cousin of Mary Johnson Hopkinson.