Robert Hay (bishop of Buckingham)

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Robert Milton Hay (30 August 1884 – 23 October 1973) was the third Bishop of Buckingham from 1944[1] to 1960.

Hay was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and St John’s College, Oxford, he was ordained in 1909- the year he married Esmay Foster.[2] After a curacy at St Pancras and spells as the incumbent at Summerstown, Buckinghamshire and Taplow in the same county he was appointed Rural Dean of Oxford before his ascension to the Episcopate. His first wife died in 1959 and the following year he married Agnes Shaw, the eldest daughter of the first Bishop of Buckingham. That same year he retired, although he then served another ten years as an Assistant Bishop within the same diocese.[3]


  1. The Times, Wednesday, Jun 07, 1944; pg. 7; Issue 49876; col B Ecclesiastical News New Suffragan Bishop Of Buckingham
  2. The Times, Friday, Sep 10, 1909; pg. 1; Issue 39061; col A Marriages
  3. “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
Religious titles
Preceded by
Philip Eliot
Bishop of Buckingham
Succeeded by
Gordon Savage