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George Pelham (bishop)

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George Pelham

Bishop of Lincoln
Bp George Pelham.jpg
DioceseDiocese of Lincoln
In office1820–1827
PredecessorGeorge Pretyman
SuccessorJohn Kaye
Other postsBishop 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)
EducationWestminster School
Alma materClare College, Cambridge

Very Rev Dr George Pelham DD (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]

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


  1. ^ "Pelham, Hon. George (PLHN784G)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^
     This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainCourtney, William Prideaux (1895). "Pelham, George". In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. 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
Folliott Cornewall
Bishop of Bristol
Succeeded by
John Luxmore
Preceded by
John Fisher
Bishop of Exeter
Succeeded by
William Carey
Preceded by
George Pretyman
Bishop of Lincoln
Succeeded by
John Kaye
Court offices
Preceded by
Robert James Carr
Clerk of the Closet
Succeeded by
William Jackson
This page was last edited on 3 March 2021, at 09:44
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