Edward Glyn

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Glyn in 1916

Edward Carr Glyn (21 November 1843 – 14 November 1928) was an Anglican bishop in England in the late 19th century and the early 20th century. He was the Bishop of Peterborough from 1896 to 1916.

Early life and education[edit]

Glyn was a younger son of George Glyn, 1st Baron Wolverton and Marianne, daughter of Pascoe Grenfell. He was the brother of George Glyn, 2nd Baron Wolverton, Sidney Glyn, Pascoe Glyn and Henry Glyn, a vice-admiral in the Royal Navy.[1] He was educated at Harrow School and University College, Oxford[2] and ordained in 1868.[3]


After a curacy in Doncaster, Glyn was the domestic chaplain to William Thomson, the Archbishop of York, and then held incumbencies at St Mary's Beverley,[4][5] St George's Minster, Doncaster[6] and St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington[7][8] He became an Honorary Chaplain to the Queen and was the Bishop of Peterborough from 1897 until 1916.[9]


Glyn married Lady Mary Emma, daughter of George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll, in 1882. They had several children, including Ralph Glyn, 1st Baron Glyn.[1] He died on 14 November 1928, aged 84.[1][10] Lady Mary Glyn died in March 1947, aged 87.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d thepeerage.com Rt. Rev. Hon. Edward Carr Glyn
  2. ^ Who was Who 1897-1990; London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  4. ^ Vicars of Beverley
  5. ^ Church website (1)
  6. ^ Church website (2)
  7. ^ British Library
  8. ^ Church website (3)
  9. ^ The Bishop Of Peterborough Resignation In July The Times, 2 May 1916; pg. 3; Issue 41156; col B
  10. ^ Obituary - Bishop Glyn. Work At Kensington And Peterborough, The Times 15 Novovember1928; pg. 21; Issue 45051; col B
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Mandell Creighton
Bishop of Peterborough
1897 – 1916
Succeeded by
Frank Theodore Woods