Charles Abraham (bishop of Derby)

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Charles Thomas Abraham (1857–1945) was the second Bishop of Derby (the a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Southwell) from 1909 until 1927.[1]


"Charlie" is the small boy. His mother is to the right

Abraham was born in 1857. He was the son of Caroline Abraham and her husband who was also to be a bishop.[2] He was educated at Keble College, Oxford.[3] Ordained in 1881, he began his career with a curacy at St Mary’s, Shrewsbury[4] and was subsequently Vicar of All Saints, Shrewsbury and Christ Church, Lichfield before succeeding Edward Were as Bishop of Derby. His father, Charles,[5] and his son, Philip,[6] were also bishops; another son, Geoffrey, was killed in action during the First World War.[7] After he retired, a cousin bequeathed Little Moreton Hall in Congleton to him.[8] He died on 27 January 1945.


  1. ^ New Suffragan Bishops The Times Monday, Sep 13, 1909; pg. 10; Issue 39063; col F
  2. ^ Anne Kirker. 'Abraham, Caroline Harriet', from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 23-Sep-2013 URL:
  3. ^ Family tree
  4. ^ Church details Archived 2010-10-19 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Bishop Abraham Memorial The TimesTuesday, Mar 31, 1903; pg. 15; Issue 37042; col B
  6. ^ Obituary-The Bishop Of Newfoundland Right Rev. P. S. Abraham The Times Saturday, Dec 24, 1955; pg. 9; Issue 53412; col A
  7. ^ Bakewell Roll of Honour
  8. ^ Bequeathed “Crooked House”
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward Were
Bishop suffragan of Derby
Diocese of Derby erected