James Yorke (bishop)

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This article is about the 18th century clergyman. For 20th century mathematician, see James A. Yorke.

James Yorke (9 March 1730 – 26 August 1808) was a British clergyman.

Margaret Yorke was James's mother.

Yorke was the son of Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke and Margaret Cocks.

In 1756 he was appointed Canon of the tenth stall at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, a position he held until 1762.[1]

He was Dean of Lincoln 1762–1781, Bishop of St David's from 1774 until 1779,[2] Bishop of Gloucester from 1779 to 1781 and then Bishop of Ely from 1781 to 1808.

On 29 June 1762, Yorke married Mary Maddox, daughter of Isaac Maddox, the Bishop of Worcester. They had several children, including:

He was buried at Forthampton, Gloucestershire.[3]


  1. ^ Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Rt.Rev. James Yorke 1730 - 1808". Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles Moss
Bishop of St David's
Succeeded by
John Warren
Preceded by
William Warburton
Bishop of Gloucester
Succeeded by
Samuel Halifax
Preceded by
Edmund Keene
Bishop of Ely
Succeeded by
Thomas Dampier