Philip Eliot (bishop)

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Philip Herbert Eliot was Bishop of Buckingham from 1921 to 1944.

Born on 20 September 1862[1] into an eminent ecclesiastical family, his father was the Very Rev. Philip Eliot, KCVO sometime Dean of Windsor. He was educated at Marlborough College and Oriel College, Oxford[2] and ordained by the Bishop of Winchester in 1886.[3] After a curacy at Portsea, Portsmouth and spells as the incumbent at Winslow and Upton-cum-Chalvey he was appointed Rural Dean of Burnham before his ascension to the Episcopate. Described in hisTimes obituary as

A man of natural ability and sound judgement, strictly impartial in his decisions[4]

Eliot died on 1 April 1946.


He married Ethel Myra Marshall in 1900 at Eton, and had one son, Philip Stirling Eliot (1901–1982).


  1. [1]
  2. The Times, Monday, Jun 29, 1885; pg. 8; Issue 31485; col C University Intelligence. Oxford, June 27
  3. The Times, Thursday, Jun 24, 1886; pg. 12; Issue 31794; col C Ordinations
  4. The Times, Tuesday, Apr 02, 1946; pg. 6; Issue 50416; col E Right Rev. P. H. Eliot
Religious titles
Preceded by
Edward Domett Shaw
Bishop of Buckingham
Succeeded by
Robert Milton Hay