Manton Eastburn

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The Right Reverend
Manton Eastburn
Bishop of Massachusetts
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Church Episcopal Church
Diocese Massachusetts
In office 1843-1872
Predecessor Alexander Viets Griswold
Successor Benjamin Henry Paddock
Ordination by John Henry Hobart
Consecration December 29, 1842
Personal details
Born 2 February 1801
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Died 11 September 1872 (aged 71)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Buried Mount Auburn Cemetery
Nationality English
Parents James Eastburn
and Charlotte Browne
Spouse Mary Glover (d. 1855)
Mary Jean Head
Alma mater Columbia University

Manton Eastburn (1801 in Leeds, England – 1872) was an Episcopal bishop. After graduation from Columbia University, he studied at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in the United States before ordination as deacon and priest by Bishop John Henry Hobart of the Diocese of New York. After serving at Christ Church, New York, New York, he became rector of the Church of the Ascension, New York. On December 29, 1842, he was consecrated as assistant Bishop of Massachusetts; he served as diocesan bishop on the death of Alexander Viets Griswold from 1843 until his death.

Eastburn attended the first Lambeth Conference in 1867 and was associated with the evangelical school of Episcopalian churchmanship. His tenure as diocesan bishop was marked by considerable conflict over Tractarianism both locally and nationally, particularly at the Church of the Advent in Boston.


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Episcopal Church (USA) titles
Preceded by
Alexander Viets Griswold
Bishop of Massachusetts
Succeeded by
Benjamin Henry Paddock