Robert Bickersteth (bishop)
|The Right Reverend
|Bishop of Ripon|
|Predecessor||Charles Thomas Longley|
|Successor||William Boyd Carpenter|
24 August 1816|
|Died||15 April 1884(aged 67)|
|Spouse||Elizabeth Garde (m.1846)|
|Alma mater||Queens' College, Cambridge|
Robert Bickersteth was born into an ecclesiastical family and educated at Queens' College, Cambridge. Ordained in 1845, his first post was as a Curate to his father. After a further curacy in Reading he became Rector of St John’s, Clapham and then of St Giles in the Fields. Between 1854 and 1857 he was a Canon at Salisbury Cathedral when he was elevated to the Episcopate as the Bishop of Ripon, a post he held until his death.
- The Times 16 April 1884; p.6; Issue 31109; col E Death of the Bishop of Ripon
- His father was the Rev John Bickersteth sometime Rector of Sapcote and his brother a future Dean of Lichfield Times Obituary (Ibid)
- "Bickersteth, Robert (BKRT837R)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- A vision of Britain
- "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
- Catalogue of the papers of the Bickersteth family, 1815-1976
|Church of England titles|
Charles Thomas Longley
|Bishop of Ripon
1857 – 1884
William Boyd Carpenter
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