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James Yorke (bishop)

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James Yorke

Bishop of Ely
Bp James Yorke.jpg
DioceseDiocese of Ely
In office1781–1808
PredecessorEdmund Keene
SuccessorThomas Dampier
Other posts
Personal details
Born(1730-03-09)9 March 1730
Died26 August 1808(1808-08-26) (aged 78)
BuriedForthampton, Gloucestershire
NationalityBritish
DenominationAnglican
Parents
Spouse
Mary Maddox
(m. 1762)
EducationNewcome's School
Alma materCorpus Christi College, Cambridge

James Yorke (9 March 1730 – 26 August 1808) was a British clergyman.

Yorke was the son of Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke and Margaret Cocks.

He was educated at Newcome's School, proceeding in 1748 to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (M.A. 1752, D.D. 1770).

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Career

Yorke served as Rector of Great Horkesley, Essex, 1754–1756.

In 1756 he was appointed Canon of the tenth stall at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, a position he held until 1762.[1]

He was Dean of Lincoln 1762–1781, Bishop of St David's from 1774 to 1779,[2] Bishop of Gloucester from 1779 to 1781 and then Bishop of Ely from 1781 to 1808.

Family

On 29 June 1762, Yorke married Mary Maddox, daughter of Isaac Maddox, the Bishop of Worcester. They had several children, including:

He was buried at Forthampton, Gloucestershire.[3] His memorial is designed by Robert Blore of Piccadilly.[4]

References

  1. ^ Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Rt.Rev. James Yorke 1730 - 1808". Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  4. ^ Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851 by Rupert Gunnis
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Green
Dean of Lincoln
1762–1781
Succeeded by
Richard Cust
Preceded by
Charles Moss
Bishop of St David's
1774–1779
Succeeded by
John Warren
Preceded by
William Warburton
Bishop of Gloucester
1779–1781
Succeeded by
Samuel Halifax
Preceded by
Edmund Keene
Bishop of Ely
1781–1808
Succeeded by
Thomas Dampier
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