|Bishop of Carlisle|
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of Carlisle|
|Term ended||1856 (death)|
|Successor||Henry Montagu Villiers|
|Other post(s)|| Bishop of Rochester |
Dean of Canterbury
|Consecration||15 July 1827|
|Born||29 January 1784|
|Died||5 February 1856 72) (aged|
|Residence||Rose Castle, Cumbria|
|Parents||Algernon, Earl of Beverley & Isabella, Countess of Beverley (née Burrell)|
m. 1806; d. 1831
|Children||11 (8 daughters, 3 sons)|
|Alma mater||St John's College, Cambridge|
Hon. Hugh Percy (29 January 1784 – 5 February 1856) was an Anglican bishop who served as Bishop of Rochester (1827) and Bishop of Carlisle (1827–56).
Percy was born in London, the third son of Algernon Percy, 1st Earl of Beverley by his wife, Isabella Susannah Burrell, second daughter of Peter Burrell and sister of Peter Burrell, 1st Baron Gwydyr. His mother was the sister of Frances Julia Burrell, who married Hugh Percy, 2nd Duke of Northumberland, and of Elizabeth Hamilton, Duchess of Hamilton.
Percy was educated at Eton College and St John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated Cambridge Master of Arts (MA Cantab) in 1805 and Doctor of Divinity (DD) in 1825; he was admitted DD ad eundem at Oxford University in 1834. 
Having taken holy orders, Percy married, on 19 May 1806, Mary, the eldest daughter of Charles Manners-Sutton, Archbishop of Canterbury, by whom in 1809 he was collated to the benefices of Bishopsbourne and Ivychurch, Kent. In 1810 he was appointed chancellor and a prebendary of Exeter, appointments he held until 1816. On 21 December 1812 he was installed as Canon Chancellor of Salisbury Cathedral. In 1816 he was collated by his father-in-law to a prebendal stall at Canterbury Cathedral and in the same year he received the stall of Finsbury at St Paul's Cathedral, which he held until his death. In 1822 he was appointed Archdeacon of Canterbury, and in 1825, on the death of Gerrard Andrewes, he was promoted as Dean of Canterbury Cathedral. While Dean of Canterbury he set in motion the repair of the interior of the cathedral. Two years later (15 July 1827), on the death of Walker King, he was consecrated Bishop of Rochester; after a few months' tenure, he was translated, on the death of Samuel Goodenough, to Carlisle. This bishopric he held till his death.
In 1838 Percy established a clergy aid society, and in 1855 a diocesan education society. He found Rose Castle, the episcopal residence, much dilapidated; he called in the architect Thomas Rickman, and the house was entirely remodelled. The main cost was defrayed out of the episcopal revenues, but he spent his own money on the gardens, grounds, and outbuildings. A rosary was laid out by Sir Joseph Paxton, who also formed the terraced gardens. He was fond of farming, and on his journeys to and from London, to attend the House of Lords, he used to drive his four horses himself. He died at Rose Castle and was buried in the parish churchyard of Dalston.
Percy's first wife, Mary Manners-Sutton, by whom he had three sons and eight daughters, died in September 1831. Among their children were:
He married, secondly, in February 1840, Mary, the daughter of Vice-Admiral Sir William Hope Johnstone.
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