Alfred Earle (bishop)

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Alfred Earle
Bishop of Marlborough
Memorial to Alfred Earle in Exeter Cathedral.jpg
Memorial in Exeter Cathedral
Diocese Diocese of London
In office 1888–1918
Other posts Archdeacon of Totnes (1872–1888)
Dean of Exeter (1900–1918)
Orders
Ordination 1858
Consecration 1888
by Edward Benson
Personal details
Born (1827-12-22)22 December 1827
Died 28 December 1918(1918-12-28) (aged 91)
Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Parents Henry Earle
Alma mater Hertford College, Oxford

Alfred Earle[1] (22 December 1827 – 28 December 1918) was the Bishop of Marlborough from 1888 to his death.[2][3]

He was born the son of surgeon Henry Earle and was educated at Eton College and Hertford College, Oxford. He was ordained in 1858 and was a Curate of St Edmund's Salisbury and then Rector of Monkton Farleigh[4] (1863–1865)[5] before becoming vicar of West Alvington, South Huish, and South Milton.[5] He then spent fifteen years in Totnes, as, from approximately October 1872[6] until his consecration in 1888, the Archdeacon of Totnes, and where he also became a rural dean and a Canon Residentiary of Exeter Cathedral (1886–1888).[5]

He was consecrated a bishop by Edward Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury, at St Paul's Cathedral on St Matthias' day (24 February) 1888.[7][8] As Bishop of Marlborough, he was suffragan to Frederick Temple and Mandell Creighton as successive Bishops of London, and was given charge of the western part of the Diocese of London.[9] Alongside his bishopric, he also held two successive livings: Rector of St Michael, Cornhill (1888–1895), and Rector of St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate and a Prebendary of St Paul's (1896–1900).[5]

Installed as Dean of Exeter on 28 August 1900, Earle left London but nominally retained his See[10] until his death. He resigned the Deanery during 1918,[11] and died at the end of the year,[12] at Torquay, Devon,[13] in the week following his 91st birthday.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Times, 28 January 1888, p. 11, "University Intelligence: The degree of DD has been conferred on the Ven Alfred Earle"
  2. ^ "The New Suffragan Bishop Of London". The Times, 9 January 1888, p. 10
  3. ^ "Suffragan Bishop of London’s stipend"
  4. ^ "Some old Devon churches"
  5. ^ a b c d Papers of Alfred Earle
  6. ^ "Church news (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#505). 4 October 1872. p. 447. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 4 January 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ "Consecration of suffragan bishops (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#1310). 2 March 1888. p. 186. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 4 January 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ The Times, 25 February 1888, p. 10, "Consecration Of Suffragan Bishops"
  9. ^ "Personal (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#1955). 13 July 1900. p. 38. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 4 January 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  10. ^ "Personal (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#1962). 31 August 1900. p. 210. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 4 January 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  11. ^ "Church news (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#2886). 17 May 1918. p. 370. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 4 January 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  12. ^ "Summary (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#2919). 3 January 1919. p. 3. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 4 January 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  13. ^ "Clerical obituary (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#2919). 3 January 1919. p. 9. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 4 January 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  14. ^ "Personal (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#2917). 20 December 1918. p. 476. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 4 January 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Downall
Archdeacon of Totnes
1872–1888
Succeeded by
Charles Wilkinson
In abeyance
Title last held by
Thomas Lancaster
Bishop of Marlborough
1888–1918
In abeyance
Preceded by
Benjamin Cowie
Dean of Exeter
1900–1918
Succeeded by
Henry Gamble