John Jackson (bishop)

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The Right Reverend and Right Honourable
John Jackson
Bishop of London
Bp John Jackson.jpg
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of London
Elected 1869
Term ended 1885
Predecessor Archibald Campbell Tait
Successor Frederick Temple
Other posts Bishop of Lincoln
Consecration c. 1853
Personal details
Born (1811-02-22)22 February 1811
Died 5 January 1885(1885-01-05) (aged 73)
Buried All Saints Church, Fulham
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Parents Henry & Lucy Jackson
Spouse Mary Ann Frith

John Jackson (22 February 1811 – 5 January 1885) was a British divine and a Church of England bishop for 32 years.

Early life

"One who has grieved more than others over 'The Sinfulness of Little Sins'"
Bishop Jackson as caricatured by Ape (Carlo Pellegrini) in Vanity Fair, November 1870

Jackson was born in 1811, the son of Henry and Lucy Jackson. He was educated at Reading School under Richard Valpy, and at Pembroke College, Oxford.


Jackson was appointed rector of St James, Westminster, London in 1846.

Jackson was appointed Bishop of Lincoln in 1853, and translated to London in 1869, continuing until his retirement in 1885.

Later life

Funerary monument, All Saints, Fulham, London

Jackson died in 1886, and is buried in the churchyard of All Saints Church, Fulham, London. A memorial to Jackson, by Thomas Woolner can be seen at Saint Paul's Cathedral along the south wall of the ambulatory.

Personal life

He married Mary Ann Frith (1818-1874).

See also

External References

Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Kaye
Bishop of Lincoln
Succeeded by
Christopher Wordsworth
Preceded by
Archibald Campbell Tait
Bishop of London
Succeeded by
Frederick Temple
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