John Hume (bishop)

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John Hume (d. 14 August 1782) was an English bishop.


He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford.[1] He became a Canon of Westminster (28 June 1742–1748)[2] and a Canon of St Paul's (30 March 1748–1766).[3]

He was rector of Barnes, London from 1747 to 1758; he was appointed bishop of Bristol in 1756.[4] In 1758 he became bishop of Oxford and Dean of St Paul's, and in 1766 bishop of Salisbury.[5]

He married Lady Mary Hay, youngest daughter of George Hay, 8th Earl of Kinnoull.[6]


  1. Christopher Webber (editor), Give Us Grace: An Anthology of Anglican Prayers (2004), p. 169.
  2. Horn, Joyce M., Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857, 7, pp. 83–97<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Horn, Joyce M., Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857, 1, pp. 61–63<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. The Environs of London: Volume 1, County of Surrey; Appendix: Additions and corrections (pages 541–572) at British History Online
  6. James Balfour Paul (1908). The Scots Peerage. D. Douglas. p. 234.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Conybeare
Bishop of Bristol
Succeeded by
Philip Yonge
Preceded by
Thomas Secker
Bishop of Oxford
Succeeded by
Robert Lowth
Preceded by
John Thomas
Bishop of Salisbury
Succeeded by
Shute Barrington