Edward Burroughs

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Edward Arthur Burroughs[1] (1 October 1882 – 23 August 1934) was an eminent Anglican bishop in the first half of the 20th century.[2]

Born into an ecclesiastical family — his father was William Edward Burroughs (1845–1931), rector of the Mariners' Church, Dún Laoghaire[3] and later prebendary of Exeter Cathedral[4] — and educated at Harrow School and Balliol College, Oxford, he was ordained in 1908.[5] He was Fellow, Lecturer and Tutor at Hertford College, Oxford and an Honorary Chaplain to the King before being appointed Dean of Bristol in 1922. Four year later he was ordained to the episcopate as Bishop of Ripon.[6] An eminent author,[7] he died on 23 August 1934.


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ Open Library
  3. ^ "Burroughs, Edward Arthur". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/101338.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  4. ^ Burroughs, Edward Arthur. ukwhoswho.com. Who Was Who. 1920–2016 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 27 March 2016.  closed access publication – behind paywall
  5. ^ ”The Clergy List”: London, Kelly’s, 1913
  6. ^ National Archives
  7. ^ Amongst others he wrote “The Eternal Goal, 1915”; “The Way of Peace”, 1920; “The Christian Church and War”, 1931; “Christianity and the Crisis”, 1933 > British Library web-site accessed Saturday 9 May 2009 11:04 GMT
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Basil Wynne Willson
Dean of Bristol
Succeeded by
Henry de Candole
Preceded by
Thomas Strong
Bishop of Ripon
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Lunt