George Burton (bishop)

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George Ambrose Burton (28 April 1856 – 8 February 1931) was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Clifton from 1902 to 1931.[1]

Born in Kingston upon Hull on 28 April 1856, he was ordained to the priesthood on 31 May 1890. He was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Clifton by the Holy See on 15 March 1902. His consecration to the episcopate took place on 1 May 1902 at the pro-Cathedral in Clifton, the principal consecrator was Arthur George Riddell, Bishop of Northampton, and the principal co-consecrators were Thomas Whiteside, Bishop (later Archbishop) of Liverpool and Richard Preston, Auxiliary Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.[1][2]

Burton died in office on 8 February 1931, aged 74.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bishop George Ambrose Burton". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ecclesiastical Intelligence". The Times (36757). London. 2 May 1902. p. 9. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
William Robert Brownlow
Bishop of Clifton
1902–1931
Succeeded by
William Lee