Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Bompas, William Carpenter
BOMPAS, The Right Rev. William Carpenter, D.D., Bishop of Athabasca, son of Charles Carpenter Bompas, Esq., serjeant-at-law, was born in London in 1835. He held successively curacies at Sutton-le-Marsh, Lincolnshire (1859–62); New Radford, near Nottingham (1862–3); and Holy Trinity, Louth (1863–5). For some years he was a Church Missionary Society chaplain at Fort Youcon, and afterwards at the Mackenzie River District, till his consecration in May, 1874, as Bishop of Athabasca, and suffragan to the Bishop of Rupert's Land. The diocese is a district cut off from the Rupert's Land bishopric, in the dominion of Canada, being within the original limits of that diocese.