George Lefroy

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The Rt Rev George Alfred Lefroy,[1] DD was an eminent Anglican priest in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

George Alfred Lefroy was born into an eminent Irish family in County Down in August 1854: his father was the Very Rev Jeffrey Lefroy Dean of the Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer Dromore, and his grandfather, Thomas Langlois Lefroy, Chief Justice of the Queen’s Bench, Ireland.[2] He was educated at Marlborough and Trinity College, Cambridge and ordained in 1879.[3] He joined the Cambridge Mission to Delhi the same year and eventually became head of the SPG Mission in Delhi.[4] In 1899 he became Bishop of Lahore.[5] Translated to Calcutta in 1912[6] he died in post on 1 January 1919.[7]

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  1. ^ Photo of Bishop Lefroy
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ "Lefroy, George Alfred (LFRY874GA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ “A Bishop in Search of a Church: George Alfred Lefroy,” Cox,J in After the Victorians: Private Conscience and Public Duty in Modern Britain. Essays in Memory of John Clive Peter Mandler,P/ Pedersen, S: London, Routledge, 1994 ISBN 0-415-07056-2
  5. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  6. ^ New Bishop Of Calcutta The Times Tuesday, Dec 17, 1912; pg. 10; Issue 40084; col B
  7. ^ Obituary- The Bishop Of Calcutta The Times Tuesday, Jan 07, 1919; pg. 11; Issue 41991; col E
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Henry James Matthew
Bishop of Lahore
1899–1912
Succeeded by
Henry Bickersteth Durant
Preceded by
Reginald Stephen Copleston
Bishop of Calcutta
1912–1919
Succeeded by
Foss Westcott