Manton Eastburn

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The Right Reverend

Manton Eastburn
Bishop of Massachusetts
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ChurchEpiscopal Church
In office1843-1872
PredecessorAlexander Viets Griswold
SuccessorBenjamin Henry Paddock
Ordinationby John Henry Hobart
ConsecrationDecember 29, 1842
Personal details
Born2 February 1801
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Died11 September 1872 (aged 71)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
BuriedMount Auburn Cemetery
ParentsJames Eastburn
and Charlotte Browne
SpouseMary Glover (d. 1855)
Mary Jean Head
Alma materColumbia 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