Matthew Hutton (archbishop of Canterbury)

For Hutton's ancestor, the earlier Archbishop of York the same name, see Matthew Hutton (archbishop of York).
The Most Reverend and Right Honourable
Matthew Hutton
Archbishop of Canterbury
Installed 1757
Term ended 1758 (death)
Predecessor Thomas Herring
Successor Thomas Secker
Other posts Archbishop of York (1747–1757)
Bishop of Bangor (1743–1747)
Personal details
Born (1693-01-03)3 January 1693
Marske, Yorkshire
Died 18 March 1758(1758-03-18) (aged 65)
Duke Street, Westminster
Buried St Mary-at-Lambeth, London
Nationality English
Denomination Anglicanism
Spouse Mary Lutman (m.1732)
Education Ripon Grammar School
Alma mater Jesus College, Cambridge

Matthew Hutton (3 January 1693 – 18 March 1758) was a high churchman in the Church of England, serving as Archbishop of York (1747–1757) and Archbishop of Canterbury (1757–1758).

Early life and education

Hutton was born at Marske near Richmond in Yorkshire, the second son of John Hutton of Marske (great-great-grandson of Matthew Hutton, Archbishop of York 1595–1606) and his wife Dorothy, daughter of William Dyke. He was educated at Ripon Grammar School and Jesus College, Cambridge, graduating in 1713.[1] He was a fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge, from 1717 to 1727, and became a Doctor of Divinity in 1728.

Ordained ministry

Hutton became a royal chaplain to George II in 1736. In 1737 he was appointed Canon of the second stall at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, a position he held until 1739.[2] He became Rector of Trowbridge and of Spofforth, in Yorkshire, and held prebends at York and Westminster.

Episcopal ministry

In 1743 he became Bishop of Bangor, and in 1747, Archbishop of York, before finally, in 1757, becoming Archbishop of Canterbury, but died the next year without having ever lived in Lambeth Palace.


  1. "Hutton, Matthew (HTN710M)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Thomas Herring
Bishop of Bangor
Succeeded by
Zachary Pearce
Archbishop of York
Succeeded by
John Gilbert
Archbishop of Canterbury
Succeeded by
Thomas Secker
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