GEORGE LAVINGTON, born at Mildenhall, in the county of Wilts, had been collated to prebends in the cathedrals of Worcester and St. Paul's, London, before he was promoted through the courtly interest of the Duke of Newcastle and Lord Hardwicke to the vacant see of Exeter. The ceremony of his consecration was performed at Lambeth on 8th February, 1746-7. His well-written epitaph by Subdean Barton, on a tablet behind the sedilia in the south aisle, describes him as a pattern for Christian bishops. He died on 13th, and was buried on 19th September, 1762, aged 79. His relict followed him to the grave on 29th November in the following year.

Arms: - Argent, a Saltier gules; on a chief of the second, three Boars' heads couped or.


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