John Hume (bishop)

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John Hume

Bishop of Salisbury
John Hume Bp of Oxford.jpg
In office1766–1782
PredecessorJohn Thomas
SuccessorShute Barrington
Other postsBishop of Bristol (1756–1758)
Bishop of Oxford (1758–1766)
Dean of St Paul's (1758–1766)
Personal details
Bornc. 1706
Died(1782-06-26)26 June 1782
Lady Mary Hay (m. 1758)
Alma materMerton College, Oxford
Corpus Christi College, Oxford

John Hume (c. 1706 – 26 June 1782) was an English bishop.

Early life and education[edit]

John Hume was the son of Rev. William Hume (1651-1714) of Milton, Devon, and his wife Jane Robertson (d. 1733).[1][2] Hume matriculated at Merton College, Oxford on 31 March 1721, aged 15. He migrated to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, graduating B.A. 1724, M.A. 1727, B.D. & D.D. 1743.


He became a Canon of Westminster (28 June 1742 – 1748)[3] and a Canon of St Paul's Cathedral (30 March 1748 – 1766).[4]

He was rector of Barnes, London from 1747 to 1758; he was appointed Bishop of Bristol in 1756.[5] In 1758 he became Bishop of Oxford and Dean of St Paul's, and in 1766 Bishop of Salisbury and ex officio Chancellor of the Order of the Garter.[6]

He married Lady Mary Hay, youngest daughter of George Hay, 8th Earl of Kinnoull.[7]


  1. ^ Alumni Oxonienses, 1715–1886. 2. p. 344 – via Wikisource. [scan Wikisource link]
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  3. ^ Horn, Joyce M. (1992), Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857, 7, pp. 83–97
  4. ^ Horn, Joyce M. (1969), Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857, 1, pp. 61–63
  5. ^ The Environs of London: Volume 1, County of Surrey; Appendix: Additions and corrections (pages 541–572) at British History Online
  6. ^
  7. ^ James Balfour Paul (1908). The Scots Peerage. D. Douglas. p. 234.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Conybeare
Bishop of Bristol
Succeeded by
Philip Yonge
Preceded by
Thomas Secker
Bishop of Oxford
Succeeded by
Robert Lowth
Dean of St Paul's
Succeeded by
Frederick Cornwallis
Preceded by
John Thomas
Bishop of Salisbury
Succeeded by
Shute Barrington