Robert Crosthwaite

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Robert Jarratt Crosthwaite, DD (13 October 1837, Wellington, Somerset – 9 September 1925, Bolton Percy) was the inaugural Bishop of Beverley in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.[1]

Born in Wellington, Somerset, on 13 October 1837,[2] Robert Crosthwaite was the son of the Rev. Canon Benjamin Crosthwaite.[3] He was educated at Leeds Grammar School[4] and Trinity College, Cambridge.[5] Ordained in 1862, he began his career with a curacy at North Cave after which he was Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of York. Following incumbencies in Brayton and York he was Rector of Bolton Percy[6] until appointed Archdeacon of York in 1884. Five years later he became a Suffragan to assist within the Diocese of York and served to 1923. He died on 9 September 1925 at Bolton Percy.[5][7]


  1. ^ BoB web-site
  2. ^ DOB/DOD
  3. ^ “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ School History
  5. ^ a b "Crosthwaite, Robert Jarratt (CRST856RJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  6. ^ Materials within The National Archives
  7. ^ The Times, Friday, 11 September 1925; p. 14; Issue 44064; col C Obituary- Bishop Crosthwaite

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