Philip Eliot (bishop)

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This article is about the son, Bishop of Buckingham. For his father, Dean of Windsor, see Philip Eliot (priest).

Philip Herbert Eliot was Bishop of Buckingham from 1921 to 1944.

Born on 20 September 1862[1] into an eminent ecclesiastical family, his father was the Very Rev. Philip Eliot, KCVO sometime Dean of Windsor. He was educated at Marlborough College and Oriel College, Oxford[2] and ordained by the Bishop of Winchester in 1886.[3] After a curacy at Portsea, Portsmouth and spells as the incumbent at Winslow and Upton-cum-Chalvey he was appointed Rural Dean of Burnham before his ascension to the Episcopate. Described in hisTimes obituary as

A man of natural ability and sound judgement, strictly impartial in his decisions[4]

Eliot died on 1 April 1946.


He married Ethel Myra Marshall in 1900 at Eton, and had one son, Philip Stirling Eliot (1901–1982).


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ The Times, Monday, Jun 29, 1885; pg. 8; Issue 31485; col C University Intelligence. Oxford, June 27
  3. ^ The Times, Thursday, Jun 24, 1886; pg. 12; Issue 31794; col C Ordinations
  4. ^ The Times, Tuesday, Apr 02, 1946; pg. 6; Issue 50416; col E Right Rev. P. H. Eliot
Religious titles
Preceded by
Edward Domett Shaw
Bishop of Buckingham
Succeeded by
Robert Milton Hay