Edward Legge (bishop)

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Portrait of Bishop Edward Legge

Edward Legge (1767–1827) was an English churchman and academic. He was the Bishop of Oxford from 1816 and Warden of All Souls College, Oxford, from 1817.[1]


He was the seventh son of William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth and Frances Catherine Nicoll.[2][3] Educated at Rugby School, he became a Fellow of All Souls, Student of Christ Church in 1785, and vicar of Lewisham.[4][5]

He was a canon of Stall XI at Canterbury Cathedral from 1797 to 1802[6] following which he served as a Canon of the Twelfth Stall in St George's Chapel, Windsor from 1802 to 1805. He was Dean of Windsor from 1805 to 1816, when he was raised to the episcopy as Bishop of Oxford, a position he held until his death in 1827 .


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  5. Francis Haverfield (1907), Brief Guide to the Portraits in Christ Church Hall, Oxford.
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Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Jackson
Bishop of Oxford
Succeeded by
Charles Lloyd