Edward Legge (bishop)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Right Reverend and Honourable
Edward Legge
Bishop of Oxford
Edward Legge by John Partridge.jpg
Church Church of England
See Oxford
In office 1816–1827 (death)
Predecessor William Jackson
Successor Charles Lloyd
Other posts Dean of Windsor (1805–1816)
Personal details
Born 1767
Died (1827-01-27)27 January 1827
Education Rugby School
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford

Edward Legge (1767 – 27 January 1827) was an English churchman and academic. He was the Bishop of Oxford from 1816 and Warden of All Souls College, Oxford, from 1817.[1]


He was the seventh son of William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth and Frances Catherine Nicoll.[2][3] Educated at Rugby School, he became a Fellow of All Souls, Student of Christ Church, Oxford in 1785, and vicar of Lewisham.[4][5]

He was a canon of Stall XI at Canterbury Cathedral from 1797 to 1802[6] following which he served as a Canon of the Twelfth Stall in St George's Chapel, Windsor from 1802 to 1805. He was a royal chaplain from 1797 and Deputy Clerk of the Closet from 1803, resigning the position when made Dean of Windsor in 1805.[7]

He was Dean of Windsor until 1816, when he was raised to the episcopy as Bishop of Oxford, a position he held until his death in 1827 .


  1. ^ "All Souls College | A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3 (pp. 173-193)". British-history.ac.uk. 1932-01-31. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Person Page 24467". Thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2012-12-10. [unreliable source]
  3. ^ "Earl of Dartmouth". 1911encyclopedia.org. 2006-10-06. Archived from the original on 2012-10-23. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  4. ^ "Canterbury cathedral - Canons | The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 12 (pp. 55-108)". British-history.ac.uk. 2003-06-22. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  5. ^ Francis Haverfield (1907), Brief Guide to the Portraits in Christ Church Hall, Oxford.
  6. ^ "Canons of Stall XI at Canterbury Cathedral from 1600 to 1863". The Chapter Library of Canterbury Cathedral. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  7. ^ "Index of Officers-L" (PDF). Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles Manners-Sutton
Dean of Windsor &
Dean of Wolverhampton

Succeeded by
Henry Hobart
Preceded by
William Jackson
Bishop of Oxford
Succeeded by
Charles Lloyd