George Bland

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George Bland[1] (1806-1880) was a nineteenth-century English clergyman.[2] He was Archdeacon of Lindisfarne [3] then Archdeacon of Northumberland.[4]


Bland’s mother was a sister of Edward Maltby, Bishop of Chichester then Durham. [5] He was educated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge,[6] and ordained in 1831. [7] He began his ecclesiastical career as Domestic Chaplain to his uncle at Chichester[8] after which he was the incumbent at St Peter, Slinfold.[9] In 1844 Maltby appointed him Archdeacon of Lindisfarne.[10] He married Frances Sibyl Collinson in 1846.[11]

He was transferred to Northumberland in 1853 and died in post on 17 February 1880. [12] His wife died in 1897.[13]


  1. ^ Durham University Library Special Collections Catalogue
  2. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  3. ^ Durham Cathedral Library Additional Manuscripts
  4. ^ National Archives
  5. ^ ‘LOCAL NOTES’ The Newcastle Courant etc (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England), Friday, February 20, 1880; Issue 10703
  6. ^ "Bland, George (BLNT823G)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  7. ^ ‘Ordinations Lincoln’ Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, March 12, 1831; Issue 4
  8. ^ ‘THE CHURCH, The Essex Standard, and Colchester and County Advertiser (Colchester, England), Saturday, October 15, 1831; Issue 41
  9. ^ Geograph
  10. ^ The Times (London, England), Monday, May 20, 1844; pg. 1; Issue 18614
  11. ^ Yonge Letters
  12. ^ ‘SUMMARY OF THIS MORNING'S NEWS’ The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Wednesday, February 18, 1880; Issue 4677
  13. ^ ayeltd
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward Thomas Bigge
Archdeacon of Lindisfarne
Succeeded by
Richard Charles Coxe
Preceded by
William Forbes Raymond
Archdeacon of Northumberland
Succeeded by
Henry William Watkins