George Hose

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George Frederick Hose (3 September 1838 – 26 March 1922) was an Anglican clergyman, Bishop of Labuan and Sarawak from 1881 to 1909.[1]

Hose was born on 3 September 1838[2] in Brunswick Place, Cambridge, the son of Frederick Hose, a clerk, and his wife, Mary Ann Knight. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge, where he gained an MA[3] and ordained in 1861.[4] He began his career with curacies at Roxton and Marylebone. He was Chaplain of Malacca then Archdeacon of Singapore before his elevation to the Episcopate.[5]

In 1877 he promoted the founding of the Straits Asiatic Society, later the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, and subsequently served as the society's president from 1878 to 1908.[6]

He retired in 1909 and died on 26 March 1922.[7] His son Ernest Shaw Hose was a civil servant in Malaya and was also President of the Asiatic Society.


  1. ^ The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory, London, John Phillips, 1900
  2. ^ Who was Who 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ C. M. Turnbull, "Hose, George Frederick (1838–1922)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. (Accessed 4 November 2015)
  4. ^ "Hose, George Frederick (HS858GF)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  5. ^ The Times, Thursday, 20 January 1881; pg. 11; Issue 30096; col D News in Brief
  6. ^ "Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society". Singaporeinfopedia. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  7. ^ The Times, Tuesday, 28 March 1922; pg. 1; Issue 42991; col A Deaths

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Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Walter Chambers
Bishop of Labuan and Sarawak
1881 – 1909
Succeeded by
William Robert Rupert Mounsey