Robert Whitcombe

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The Rev Robert Henry Whitcombe (1862–1922) was an eminent Anglican Bishop in the early decades of the twentieth century.[1] Educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford, from 1886 to 1899 he was a schoolmaster at Wellington College and then Eton. After this he was Rector of Hardwick, Buckinghamshire and then Vicar of Romford[2] before a 13-year spell as Bishop of Colchester from 1909.[3] A memorial window to him is situated on the south wall of St Mary at the Walls, Colchester.[4]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  3. ^ New Bishop Suffragan Of Colchester. The Times Monday, Dec 21, 1908; pg. 11; Issue 38835; col B
  4. ^ Genealogy web-site
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Henry Frank Johnson
Bishop of Colchester
1909 – 22
Succeeded by
Thomas Alfred Chapman