Edward Shaw (bishop)

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Edward Domett Shaw
Cricket information
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-handed fast-medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 11
Runs scored 315
Batting average 15.75
100s/50s -/1
Top score 78*
Balls bowled 889
Wickets 19
Bowling average 18.84
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 5-29
Catches/stumpings 3/-
Source: [1]

Edward Domett Shaw[1] (5 October 1860 – 5 November 1937) was Bishop of Buckingham from 1914 to 1921.


Shaw was educated at Forest School,Walthamstow and Oriel College, Oxford.[2] As a young man he played first class cricket, both for his university and Middlesex.[3]

In 1887 he was appointed Headmaster of Bishops Stortford School and was ordained two years later.[4] From 1894 until 1910 he was the vicar of High Wycombe, and in January 1902 he was also appointed Rural Dean of Wycombe.[5] In 1910 he was appointed Archdeacon of Buckingham. In 1913 it was announced that he would be the first Bishop of Buckingham,[6] a post he held until 1921 when his duties were redefined to undertake the role of Assistant Bishop (as the Archdeacon of Oxford) across the whole diocese.[7] Following his death in 1937 The Times commented in its obituary that

although his churchmanship was very definite his kind nature ensured he could always see the good in other people’s natures.[8]


Shaw married, in 1891, Agnes Gilbey, with whom he had ten children. Their son, Edward Jr., also played first-class cricket and was killed in the First World War, as were two other sons, Bernard and Arthur. His only surviving son, Robert, played first-class cricket and became a Captain in the Royal Navy, serving in the Second World War.


  1. NPG details
  2. “Who was Who 1897-1990" London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. Cricketing career
  4. Three of whom died in the First World War The Times, 6 November 1937; pg. 17; Issue 47835; col B Bishop E. D. Shaw Former Bishop Of Buckingham
  5. "Ecclesiastical intelligence" The Times (London). Friday, 10 January 1902. (36661), p. 5.
  6. The Times, 29 November 1913; pg. 14; Issue 40382; col C Ecclesiastical Intelligence. The New Bishop Suffragan Of Buckingham
  7. Role in the upgrading of St Hugh’s College
  8. The Times Obituary (ibid)
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Buckingham
1914 – 1921
Succeeded by
Philip Herbert Eliot