Home Back

The new Bishop of Newcastle

We lately announced the appointment of the Rev. Ernest Rowland Wilberforce, Canon of Winchester, and Sub-Almoner to the Queen, to the new See of Newcastle. Canon Wilberforce is the third son of the late Dr. Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford, and was born in 1839. He was educated at Exeter College, Oxford, and graduated B.A. in 1864 and M.A. in 1865. He took Holy Orders in 1864, when he was appointed to a Curacy at Cuddesdon. In 1866 he proceeded to a Curacy at Lea, in Lincolnshire, and in the same year was presented to the rectory of Stony Middleton, Oxon. In 1873 he was appointed Vicar of Seaforth, Cheshire, of which Mr. Gladstone is the patron, and was appointed Canon of Winchester in 1878. He is Warden of the Wilberforce Memorial Missionary College at Winchester. Mr. Wilberforce was one of those who signed the remonstrance on the Purchas judgment. He married, in June, 1863, Frances Mary, third daughter of Sir Charles Anderson, Bart.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2256—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 29, 1882, p.109