Francis Jeune

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Francis Jeune.

Francis Jeune or François Jeune (22 May 1806 – 21 August 1868) was Dean of Jersey, 1838–1844, Master of Pembroke College, Oxford and Bishop of Peterborough, 1864-1868.[1]

Jeune was Chief Master of King Edward's School, Birmingham from 1835 to 1838, and since 1951 Jeune House has been named after him, competing in the school's annual Cock House Championship.

He was Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1858 to 1862. Jeune was consecrated a bishop on St Peter's day 1864, by Charles Longley, Archbishop of Canterbury at Canterbury Cathedral.[2]

His son Francis Henry Jeune became Baron St Hélier.


  1. J. H. C. Leach, Jeune, Francis (1806–1868), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, September 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/14806
  2. "Church news: consecration of three bishops in Canterbury Cathedral (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#74). 2 July 1864. p. 213. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 15 December 2014. Unknown parameter |subscription= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Academic offices
Preceded by
George Hall
Master of Pembroke College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Evan Evans
Preceded by
David Williams
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
John Prideaux Lightfoot
Church of England titles
Preceded by
George Davys
Bishop of Peterborough
Succeeded by
William Connor Magee