Robert Bickersteth (bishop)

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The Right Reverend
Robert Bickersteth
Bishop of Ripon
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Installed 1857
Term ended 1884
Predecessor Charles Thomas Longley
Successor William Boyd Carpenter
Ordination 1845
Personal details
Born (1816-08-24)24 August 1816
London, England
Died 15 April 1884(1884-04-15) (aged 67)
Buried Ripon Cathedral
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Elizabeth Garde (m.1846)
Children Robert
Alma mater Queens' College, Cambridge

The Rt Rev Robert Bickersteth FRS (24 August 1816 - 15 April 1884) was the Anglican Bishop of Ripon in the mid 19th century.[1]

Robert Bickersteth was born into an ecclesiastical family[2] and educated at Queens' College, Cambridge.[3] Ordained in 1845, his first post was as a Curate to his father. After a further curacy in Reading he became Rector of St John’s, Clapham and then of St Giles in the Fields. Between 1854 and 1857 he was a Canon at Salisbury Cathedral when he was elevated to the Episcopate as the Bishop of Ripon,[4] a post he held until his death.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1858.[5]

His son, also named Robert Bickersteth, was a Liberal MP.[6]

External links


  1. The Times 16 April 1884; p.6; Issue 31109; col E Death of the Bishop of Ripon
  2. His father was the Rev John Bickersteth sometime Rector of Sapcote and his brother a future Dean of Lichfield Times Obituary (Ibid)
  3. "Bickersteth, Robert (BKRT837R)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. A vision of Britain
  5. "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 14 December 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Catalogue of the papers of the Bickersteth family, 1815-1976
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles Thomas Longley
Bishop of Ripon
1857 – 1884
Succeeded by
William Boyd Carpenter