Hubert Burge

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Hubert Murray Burge, DD (9 August 1862 – 11 June 1925) was an Anglican priest, headmaster of Winchester College, Bishop of Southwark and Bishop of Oxford.[1]


Burge was born on in 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. He received a Bachelor of Divinity (BD) in March 1902, and at the same time received a Doctorate of Divinity (DD).[5]

He was Headmaster of Repton from 1900 to 1901 and then of Winchester from 1901 to 1911,[6] before his elevation to the Episcopate as Bishop of Southwark in 1911.[7] Translated to Oxford in 1919[8] 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.[9]

Burge died in office on 11 June 1925.[10]


  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. ^ "University intelligence" The Times (London). Monday, 24 March 1902. (36723), p. 7.
  6. ^ List of Headmasters
  7. ^ National Archives
  8. ^ 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
  9. ^ "The Wisden Book of Cricketers’ Lives" Green,B: London Queen Anne’s Press ISBN 0-356-10640-3
  10. ^ 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