Algernon Markham

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Algernon Markham
Bishop of Grantham
015B Stoke Rochford Ss Mary & Andrew, interior - south aisle south wall Markham tablet.jpg
Markham's plaque at Stoke
Diocese Diocese of Lincoln
In office 1937–1949
Predecessor Arthur Greaves
Successor Anthony Otter
Other posts Rector of Stoke Rochford (1933–1949)
Dean of Stamford (1936–1949)
Ordination 1892 (deacon); 1893 (priest)
by J. C. Ryle
Consecration 1937
by Cosmo Gordon Lang
Personal details
Born (1869-05-15)15 May 1869
Saxby All Saints, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Died 27 June 1949(1949-06-27) (aged 80)
Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, UK
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Parents Charles & Margaret née Barton
Spouse Winifred née Barne
Children one son; four daughters
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge

Algernon Augustus Markham (15 May 1869 – 27 June 1949) was an Anglican bishop, the fifth Bishop of Grantham (a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Lincoln).[1]

Family and education[edit]

Markham was the fourth son of Charles Markham,[1] Rector of Saxby All Saints (1866–1885),[2] and of Margaret née Barton, whose family owned nearby Saxby Hall and the lordship of the manor. Algernon was born at his father's rectory,[1] and educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was admitted a pensioner and matriculated at Michaelmas 1888, gained his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in 1891 and Cambridge Master of Arts (MA Cantab) in 1895.[3] He married Winifred née Barne (a granddaughter of Francis Seymour, 5th Marquess of Hertford[4] and niece of Victor Seymour, sometime Vicar of St Stephen's, South Kensington)[5] and they had one son and four daughters.[1]

Presbyteral career[edit]

Ordained a deacon on 12 June 1892[6] and a priest on 11 June 1893,[7] (both times by J. C. Ryle, Bishop of Liverpool, in Liverpool Cathedral),[6][7] his first post was as a curate in Warrington.[8] From 1899 he was Vicar of St Jude's, Liverpool. In 1908, he married and moved to be Vicar of Grimsby, rising in time to be a Canon and Prebendary of Lincoln Cathedral from 1911 and Rural Dean of Grimsby and Cleethorpes from 1913. He moved to become Vicar of Grantham in 1928, and again served as Rural Dean (of North Grantham, 1931–1933, and of South Grantham, 1932–1933). From 1933, he was rector of St Andrew and St Mary's Church, Stoke Rochford (historically "North and South Stoke") with Easton, and he became, additionally, the incumbent (exceptionally called Dean) of Stamford at the end of 1936,[9] before his appointment to the episcopate.[10]

Episcopal career[edit]

His appointment to become Bishop of Grantham was announced on 12 November 1937[11] — he succeeded Arthur Greaves, who was translated to the diocese's other suffragan see, Grimsby. He took up the post with his consecration as a bishop on St Andrew's Day (30 November)[12] by Cosmo Gordon Lang, Archbishop of Canterbury, at St Paul's Cathedral.[13] As Bishop suffragan of Grantham, he was also appointed honorary chaplain to the diocesan Bishop of Lincoln.[3] He died in office at his rectory in Stoke.[14]


  1. ^ a b c d Markham, Algernon A. Who Was Who. 1920–2016 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Saxby-All-Saints — North Lincolnshire (Accessed 8 January 2017)
  3. ^ a b "Markham, Algernon Augustus (MRKN888AA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ Mosley, Charles (ed.) Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage (107th ed.) (Wilmington, DE: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books), 2003) vol. II pp. 1886 & 1890; vol. III p. 3898
  5. ^ Mosley, vol. II p. 1889
  6. ^ a b "Ordinations on Sunday last. (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#1534). 17 June 1892. p. 606. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 8 January 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ a b "Ordinations on Sunday last. (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#1586). 16 June 1892. p. 634. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 8 January 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" (London: John Phillips, 1900)
  9. ^ "Personal. (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#3855). 11 December 1936. p. 690. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 8 January 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  10. ^ The Times, Saturday, 4 December 1937 (Issue 47859) p. 17, col C Suffragan Bishop consecrated
  11. ^ "Changes in suffragan bishoprics. (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#3903). 12 November 1937. p. 536. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 8 January 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  12. ^ "Presentation to the Bishop of Grantham. (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#3909). 23 December 1937. p. 726. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 8 January 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  13. ^ "Consecration of three bishops. (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#3906). 3 December 1937. p. 622. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 8 January 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  14. ^ "in memoriam (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#4509). 8 July 1949. p. 443. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 8 January 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Arthur Greaves
Bishop of Grantham
Succeeded by
Anthony Otter