Hubert Burge

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Hubert Murray Burge DD was headmaster of Winchester College and later Bishop of Oxford in the first half of the 20th century.[1]


Born on 9 August 1862[2] and educated at Bedford School, Marlborough[3] and University College, Oxford,[4] his first post after graduation was as a Schoolmaster at Wellington College after which he was Fellow and Dean of his old college. After this he was Headmaster of Repton from 1900 to 1901 and then Winchester from 1901 to 1911[5] before his elevation to the Episcopate as Bishop of Southwark in 1911.[6] Translated to Oxford in 1919[7] and appointed Clerk of the Closet, he was later also a Sub-Prelate of the Order of St John of Jerusalem and Chancellor of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

He was a keen cricketer.[8] He died on 11 June 1925.[9]


  1. ^ Bishops of Oxford
  2. ^ "Reverend Hubert Murray Burge", The Peerage, 4 September 2011
  3. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ University Intelligence. Oxford The Times Friday, Oct 22, 1886; pg. 5; Issue 31897; col C
  5. ^ List of Headmasters
  6. ^ National Archives
  7. ^ The Times, Saturday, Jul 19, 1919; pg. 12; Issue 42156; col C The Times, Saturday, Jul 19, 1919; pg. 12; Issue 42156; col CEcclesiastical intelligence
  8. ^ "The Wisden Book of Cricketers’ Lives" Green,B: London Queen Anne’s Press ISBN 0-356-10640-3
  9. ^ The Times, Thursday, Jun 11, 1925; pg. 16; Issue 43985; col B The Bishop Of Oxford. Wisdom And Sympathy
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward Stuart Talbot
Bishop of Southwark
1911 – 1919
Succeeded by
Cyril Forster Garbett
Preceded by
Charles Gore
Bishop of Oxford
1919 – 1925
Succeeded by
Thomas Banks Strong
Preceded by
William Boyd Carpenter
Clerk of the Closet
1919 – 1925
Academic offices
Preceded by
William Furneaux
Headmaster of Repton School
Succeeded by
Lionel Ford
Preceded by
William Fearon
Headmaster of Winchester College
Succeeded by
Montague Rendall