Charles Hickman

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Charles Hickman
Bishop of Derry
ChurchChurch of Ireland
SeeDiocese of Derry
In office1703 — 1713
PredecessorWilliam King
Personal details

Charles Hickman (1648 – 18 November 1713), an Anglican divine in the Church of Ireland, was Bishop of Derry from 1703 to 1713.

He was born in Northamptonshire, was a King's Scholar at Westminster School and entered Christ Church, Oxford in 1667. He graduated B.A. in 1671, M.A. in 1674, B.D. in 1684 and D.D. in 1685.

He was appointed Rector of St. Ebbs, Oxford, Chaplain to the Duke of Southampton and Lord Chandos (1680), Domestic Chaplain to the Earl of Rochester in 1684 and Chaplain in ordinary to William III in 1690. He was lecturer at St. James', Westminster in 1692, Chaplain to Queen Anne and Rector of Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire, 1698-1703. With the patronage of Lawrence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1700- 1703, Hickman was elevated to the episcopy as Bishop of Derry on 11 June 1703, a position he held to his death.

He died in 1713. He had married Anne Burgoyne in April 1703, with whom he had one daughter. He died in London on 28 November 1713 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.


  • "Charles Hickman 1648-1713 : Bishop of Derry 1703-1713". Retrieved 2013-01-19.
Religious titles
Preceded by
William King
Bishop of Derry
Succeeded by
John Hartstonge