Harold Buxton

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The Rt Rev Harold Jocelyn Buxton [1] (20 June 1880 - 13 March 1976) was Bishop of Gibraltar[2] from 1933[3] to 1947.[4]

Harold Jocelyn Buxton was born into a noble family, the son of Sir Thomas Buxton, 3rd Baronet,[5] on 20 June 1880.[6] He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge .[7] In 1904 he embarked on his ecclesiastical career with a curacy at St Cuthbert, Bensham.[8] From 1907 to 1910 he was Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of Rangoon,[9] and from 1911 to 1914 curate of Thaxted.[7] From 1914 to 1918 he was Vicar of Horley, Oxfordshire; during World War I he was also a temporary Chaplain to the Forces in France and attached to the Russian Red Cross at Erzerum.[7][10] From 1926 to 1927 he was Chaplain of St. George's Cathedral, Jerusalem and then, before his elevation to the Episcopate,[11] Archdeacon of Cyprus from 1928 to 1932.[12] A Sub-Prelate of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, he died on 13 March 1976.[13]

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  1. ^ Pitts Theology Library
  2. ^ Bishops of Gibraltar
  3. ^ See Of Gibraltar The Rev. H. J. Buxton Appointed The Times Friday, Feb 03, 1933; pg. 10; Issue 46359; col C
  4. ^ Ecclesiastical News Resignation of the Bishop Of Gibraltar The Times Saturday, May 03, 1947; pg. 7; Issue 50751; col F
  5. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  6. ^ thePeerage.com
  7. ^ a b c "Buxton, Harold Jocelyn (BKSN898HJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  8. ^ Photo of church
  9. ^ Historical church photographs
  10. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  11. ^ National Archives
  12. ^ Ecclesiastical News. Archdeacons In Cyprus And Palestine The Times Saturday, Dec 01, 1928; pg. 15; Issue 45065; col C
  13. ^ The Times, Mar 19, 1976; pg. 16; Issue 59657; col F The Rt Rev H. J. Buxton Former Bishop of Gibraltar
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Frederick Cyril Nugent Hicks
Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe
1933– 1947
Succeeded by
Cecil Douglas Horsley