Lanchester King

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George Lanchester King[1] was the second Anglican Bishop of Madagascar[2] from 1899 to 1919.[3]

He was born in 1860 and educated at Clare College, Cambridge.[4] Ordained in 1884,[5] he began his career with curacies at St Andrew, Tudhoe Grange and Holy Trinity, Gateshead. He was then Vicar of St Mary, South Shields until 1899 when he was elevated to the Colonial Episcopate.[6] On his return to England[7] he was Secretary of the Society for Propagation of the Gospel then a Canon Residentiary of Rochester Cathedral until 1940.

He died in Woking on 26 January 1941.[8]


  1. University Intelligence. Cambridge, Jan. 17 The Times Friday, Jan 18, 1889; pg. 10; Issue 32599; col F
  2. Open Library
  3. “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. "King, George Lanchester (KN879GL)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  6. The Times, Friday, Jun 30, 1899; pg. 8; Issue 35869; col E Ecclesiastical Intelligence Consecration of three bishops
  7. National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  8. Obituary Dr G.L. King The Times Wednesday, Feb 19, 1941; pg. 7; Issue 48854; col E
Religious titles
Preceded by
Robert Kestell-Cornish
Bishop of Madagascar
1899 – 1919
Succeeded by
George Kestell-Cornish