George Pelham (bishop)

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For the American architect, see George F. Pelham.

George Pelham (13 October 1766- 7 February 1827) was a Church of England bishop, serving in the sees of Bristol (1802–1807), Exeter (1807–1820) and Lincoln (1820–1827). He began his career as Vicar of Hellingly in Sussex in 1800.

George Pelham was the third son of Thomas Pelham, 1st Earl of Chichester and was educated at Westminster and Clare College, Cambridge, graduating in 1787.[1] He also served from 1815 to 1827 as Clerk of the Closet.[2]


  1. ^ "Pelham, Hon. George (PLHN784G)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainCourtney, William Prideaux (1895). "Pelham, George". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 44. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 243-244. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
FHW Cornewall
Bishop of Bristol
Succeeded by
John Luxmore
Preceded by
John Fisher
Bishop of Exeter
Succeeded by
William Carey
Preceded by
George Pretyman
Bishop of Lincoln
Succeeded by
John Kaye
Court offices
Preceded by
Robert James Carr
Clerk of the Closet
Succeeded by
William Jackson