George Pelham (bishop)

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George Pelham

Bishop of Lincoln
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Diocese Diocese of Lincoln
In office1820–1827
Predecessor George Pretyman
Successor John Kaye
Other post(s) Bishop of Bristol (1802–1807)
Bishop of Exeter (1807–1820)
Personal details
Born(1766-10-13)13 October 1766
Died7 February 1827(1827-02-07) (aged 60)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Education Westminster School
Alma mater Clare College, Cambridge

George Pelham (13 October 1766 – 7 February 1827) was a Church of England bishop, serving in the sees of Bristol (1802–1807), Exeter (1807–1820) and Lincoln (1820–1827). He began his career as Vicar of Hellingly in Sussex in 1800.

George Pelham was the third (and youngest) son of Thomas Pelham, 1st Earl of Chichester and his wife Anne Frankland.

He was educated at Westminster and Clare College, Cambridge, graduating in 1787. [1] He also served from 1815 to 1827 as Clerk of the Closet. [2]

His monument, by Edward Hodges Baily, stands on Buckden. [3]


He married Mary Rycroft, daughter of Sir Richard Rycroft, 1st Baronet and Penelope Stonehewer. they had no children. [4]

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  1. "Pelham, Hon. George (PLHN784G)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain :  Courtney, William Prideaux (1895). "Pelham, George". In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography . Vol. 44. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 243-244.
  3. dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851 by Rupert Gunnis
  4. Burke's peerage; Pelham
Church of England titles
Preceded by Bishop of Bristol
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Preceded by Bishop of Exeter
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Preceded by Bishop of Lincoln
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Court offices
Preceded by Clerk of the Closet
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