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Reverend G. Howard Wilkinson

Reverend G. Howard Wilkinson, (1833-1907)

Born 12 May 1833, George Howard Wilkinson was the first son of George Wilkinson of Oswald House, Durham. Educated at Durham School and Oriel College, Oxford (BA, 1855; MA, 1859), at the time that this portrait was taken he was the Perpetual Curate of Seaham Harbour, Co. Durham (1859-1863). From 1863 to 1867, he was at St. Andrew’s, Auckland, and from 1867 to 1870, St. Peter’s, Great Windmill Street, London. From 1870 to 1873 he was the Vicar of St. Peter’s, Eaton Square, Pimlico. He was a select preacher 1879-1881, and honourary Canon of Truro, in Cornwall, from 1878 to 1883. From 1883 to 1891 he was Bishop of Truro, and from 1893 until his death, Bishop of St. Andrew’s, Dunkeld and Dunblane. From 1904 he was also primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

He married in 1857 Caroline Charlotte, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Benfield des Voeux, who gave him three sons and five daughters and died in 1877.

Bishop George Howard Wilkinson died on 11 December 1907.

Photographed by Camille Silvy on 23 May 1861.

Code: 123487
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