George Barne (bishop)

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George Barne
Personal information
Full name George Barne
Born (1879-05-06)6 May 1879
Died 18 June 1954(1954-06-18) (aged 75)
Hammersmith, County of London, UK
Batting Unknown
Domestic team information
Years Team
1904 Somerset
Only First-class 12 May 1904 Somerset v Oxford University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 10
Batting average 10
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 9*
Catches/stumpings 0/–
Source: CricketArchive, 30 August 2009

George Dunsford Barne OBE (6 May 1879 — 18 June 1954)[1] was a Jamaican-born British cricketer who played for Somerset and an Anglican priest who became Bishop of Lahore from 1932[2] until 1949.

Educated at Clifton College[3] and Oriel College, Oxford,[4] Barne picked up a single first-class appearance for Somerset[5] against Oxford University in 1904. Somerset lost the match by an innings margin, with Barne picking up one run in the first innings and nine in the second as a tailend batsman. Barne's brothers-in-law, Alexander Streatfeild-Moore and Edward Streatfeild, played first-class cricket in the late 19th century, the former playing county cricket for Kent, the latter for Surrey.

After a short period as a schoolmaster, he was ordained in 1904 and after a curacy at St John the Baptist Summertown, Oxford he became a Missionary in India, eventually rising to be Principal of the Lawrence Royal Military School, Sanawar before appointment to the episcopate.[6] He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1919 New Year Honours.[7]

His last post was as Vicar of Harthill, South Yorkshire, although he died in Hammersmith.


  1. ^ Obituary- Right Rev. G. D. Barne The Times Monday, 21 June 1954; pg. 8; Issue 52963; col G
  2. ^ New Bishop Of Lahore Canon G. D. Barne Elected The Times Wednesday, 27 April 1932; pg. 14; Issue 46118; col A
  3. ^ "Clifton College Register" Muirhead, J.A.O. p184: Bristol; J.W Arrowsmith for Old Cliftonian Society; April, 1948
  4. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. ^ "Player Profile: George Barne". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 2009-08-30. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ New Bishop Of Lahore.The Times Thursday, 20 February 1913; pg. 11; Issue 40140; col A
  7. ^ "No. 31114". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 January 1919. p. 461. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Henry Durant
Bishop of Lahore
Succeeded by
Laurence Woolmer