George Lefroy

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George Alfred Lefroy[1] (August 1854 – 1 January 1919) was an eminent Anglican priest in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Lefroy was born into an eminent Irish family in County Down in August 1854: his father was Jeffrey Lefroy, Dean of Dromore, and his grandfather, Thomas Langlois Lefroy, Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench, Ireland.[2] He was educated at Marlborough and Trinity College, Cambridge and ordained in 1879.[3] He joined the Cambridge Mission to Delhi the same year and eventually became head of the SPG Mission in Delhi.[4] In 1899 he became Bishop of Lahore.[5] Translated to become Bishop of Calcutta in 1912,[6] he became a Doctor of Divinity (DD) and died in post on 1 January 1919.[7]



  1. ^ Photo of Bishop Lefroy
  2. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ "Lefroy, George Alfred (LFRY874GA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ "A Bishop in Search of a Church: George Alfred Lefroy," Cox,J in After the Victorians: Private Conscience and Public Duty in Modern Britain. Essays in Memory of John Clive Peter Mandler,P/ Pedersen, S: London, Routledge, 1994 ISBN 0-415-07056-2
  5. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  6. ^ New Bishop Of Calcutta The Times Tuesday, 17 December 1912; pg. 10; Issue 40084; col B
  7. ^ Obituary- The Bishop Of Calcutta The Times Tuesday, 7 January 1919; pg. 11; Issue 41991; col E
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Henry Matthew
Bishop of Lahore
Succeeded by
Henry Durant
Preceded by
Reginald Copleston
Bishop of Calcutta
Succeeded by
Foss Westcott