James Hook (priest)

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The Very Reverend
James Hook
Dean of Worcester
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Worcester
In office 1825 to 1828
Predecessor John Jenkinson
Successor George Murray
Ordination 1796
Personal details
Born 1772?
Died 5 February 1828
Nationality English
Denomination Anglicanism
Education Westminster School
Alma mater St Mary Hall, Oxford

James Hook, FRS, FSA (1772? – 5 February 1828) was an English Anglican priest. He was Dean of Worcester[1] from 1825[2] until his death.

Early life and education

The son of the composer James Hook,[3] he was educated at Westminster School and St Mary Hall, Oxford.[4]

Ordained ministry

He was ordained in 1796.[4] He married the daughter of the prominent Scottish physician Walter Farquhar.[5] After having held several livings in 1814 he became Archdeacon of Huntingdon;[6] and in 1817 Rector of Whippingham.[7]

An amateur mountaineer,[8] novelist and composer, he died on 5 February 1828.[9] His brother [10] and son [11] also achieved eminence in their respective fields.


  1. ^ ” Catalogue of the Lansdowne Manuscripts in the British Museum” 1819 p252
  2. ^ Berrow's Worcester Journal (Worcester, England), Thursday, August 11, 1825; Issue 6397
  3. ^ ”Bishops & Deans of Worcester” Green,B: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral, 1979
  4. ^ a b Richard Garnett, ‘Hook, James (1772?–1828)’, rev. H. C. G. Matthew, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 28 June 2013
  5. ^ National Archives
  6. ^ 'Clerical intelligence' The Morning Post (London, England), Saturday, February 26, 1814; Issue 13448
  7. ^ "Companion to the Isle of Wight" Albin,J: London Longmans 1831
  8. ^ Scottish Mountaineering Club
  9. ^ The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle -- Volume XCVIII” Urban,S (Ed) April 1818 p11 (379 in bound annual collection)
  10. ^ Brief biography
  11. ^ Trove

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Banks Jenkinson
Dean of Worcester
Succeeded by
George Murray

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