Charles Scott (bishop)

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Charles Perry Scott (7 June 1847 in Hull – 13 February 1927 in Shanghai) was an Anglican missionary bishop.[1]


Scott was born into an ecclesiastical family: his father was the Rev. John Scott, sometime Vicar of St Mary, Hull.[2] He was named for his godfather, Charles Perry (Bishop of Melbourne)[1] and educated at Charterhouse and Jesus College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1870.[3][4] Ordained in 1871,[5] he was a Curate at St Peter, Eaton Square[6] before going to China as a missionary. In 1880 he was appointed Bishop in North China, a post he held until 1913.[7] His diocese included five Chinese provinces.[8] In 1889 he married Frances Emily Burrows, daughter of the Oxford historian Montagu Burrows.[3] He died on 13 February 1927.[9]


  1. ^ a b Charles Perry Scott, by Bishop Montgomery (1928)
  2. ^ Who was Who 1897–1990, London, A & C Black 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ a b "Scott, Charles Perry (SCT866CP)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  4. ^ The Times, Friday, Nov 12, 1880; pg. 10; Issue 30037; col E University Intelligence
  5. ^ The Times, Monday, Dec 25, 1871; pg. 4; Issue 27255; col E Ordinations. York
  6. ^ Mundas
  7. ^ ”The Clergy List” London, Kelly’s, 1913
  8. ^ Wickeri, Philip L. (2017-02-02), "Anglicanism in China and East Asia, 1819–1912", The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume III, Oxford University Press, pp. 318–337, doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699704.003.0015, ISBN 9780199699704, retrieved 2018-07-20
  9. ^ Obituary. Bishop C. P. Scott. Our Peking Correspondent telegraphs The Times Tuesday, Feb 15, 1927; pg. 15; Issue 44506; col E