Alfred Earle (bishop)

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Alfred Earle[1] (1827-28 December 1918) was the Bishop of Marlborough from 1888 to 1900.[2][3]

He was born the son of surgeon Henry Earle and was educated at Eton College and Hertford College, Oxford.

He was ordained in 1858 and was a curate of St Edmund's Salisbury and then rector of Monkton Farleigh before becoming vicar of Alvington.[4] He then had 15 years in Totnes, where he also became a rural dean and, from 1872 to 1888, the Archdeacon of Totnes.[5] After his time as Bishop of Marlborough[6] he became the Dean of Exeter until his death.


  1. ^ The Times, 28 January 1888, p. 11, "University Intelligence: The degree of DD has been conferred on the Ven Alfred Earle"
  2. ^ "The New Suffragan Bishop Of London". The Times, 9 January 1888, p. 10
  3. ^ "Suffragan Bishop of London’s stipend"
  4. ^ "Some old Devon churches"
  5. ^ Papers of Alfred Earle
  6. ^ The Times, 25 February 1888, p. 10, "Consecration Of Suffragan Bishops"

Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Downall
Archdeacon of Totnes
1872 – 1887
Succeeded by
Charles Thomas Wilkinson
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Marlborough
1888 – 1900
Succeeded by
In abeyance
Preceded by
Benjamin Morgan Cowie
Dean of Exeter
1900 – 1918
Succeeded by
Henry Reginald Gamble