Philip Eliot (priest)

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The Very Rev Philip Frank Eliot KCVO, DD was an eminent Anglican clergyman during the last decades of the 19th century and the first two of the 20th.[1] He was born at Weymouth on 21 December 1835 [2] and educated at Trinity College, Oxford. Ordained in 1859,[3] he began his ecclesiastical career with a Curacy at St Michael’s, Winchester. Following this he was Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bournemouth.

In 1886, he was appointed Canon of the ninth stall at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, a position he held until 1891 when he was made Dean of Windsor from 1891 until his death on 1 November 1917.[4]

His son Philip Eliot was the second Bishop of Buckingham.


Philip Frank Eliot was married twice:

  • Mary Anna Marriott Smith (1840-1881) on 1859 at St Mary's Blandford Forum, with issue
  1. Arthur Francis Eliot (1860-1864)
  2. Philip Herbert Eliot (1862-1946)
  3. Edith Mary Eliot (1865-19??)
  4. Alice Lydia G. Eliot (1867-19??)
  5. Margaret Fanny Eliot (1868-19??)
  6. Emily Ffolliott Eliot (1871-1???)
  7. William Francis Eliot (1876-1922)
  8. John Alfred R. Eliot (1877-19??)
  • Mary Emma Pitt-Rivers (1843-1900) on 1883 Windsor, with issue
  1. Victor Alexander George Eliot (1884-1959)


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  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  4. ^ Death Of Dr. Eliot. Dean Of Windsor For 26 Years. The Times Friday, 2 November 1917; pg. 9; Issue 41625; col F
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Randall Davidson
Dean of Windsor
1891 – 1917
Succeeded by
Albert Victor Baillie