Sir Edwyn Hoskyns, 12th Baronet

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Sir Edwyn Hoskyns

Sir Edwyn Hoskyns, 12th Baronet (22 May 1851 – 2 December 1925[1]) was a Bishop in the Church of England.

Early life

Edwyn Hoskyns was fourth son of Canon Sir John Leigh Hoskyns, 9th Baronet and Emma daughter of Sir John Peyton K.C.H. He was educated at Lancing College, Haileybury and Imperial Service College,[2] and then Jesus College, Cambridge.[3] He was succeeded by his only son was Sir Edwyn Clement Hoskyns, 13th Baronet (1884–1937).


He was ordained priest in the Church of England in 1875 and was assistant curate at Welwyn in Hertfordshire 1875 - 1879 and Quebec Chapel, London 1879 - 1881 to Canon F. J. Holland.

He was Vicar of St Clement, Notting Hill from 1880 to 1886, Rector of St Dunstan's, Stepney from 1886 to 1895, Vicar of Bolton Parish Church from 1895 to 1901, and an Honorary Canon of Manchester Cathedral. In September 1901 he was appointed Suffragan Bishop of Burnley,[4] and he was consecrated as bishop in York Minster on 18 October 1901.[5] He was appointed Bishop of Southwell in 1904, was offered but turned down the position of Archbishop of Cape Town in 1908, and remained bishop of Southwell until his death in 1925.

He received the degree Doctor of Divinity (DD) from Jesus College, Cambridge, in December 1901.[6]

Hoskyns was an Acting Chaplain to the 2nd Volunteer Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment until he resigned as such in May 1902.[7]


  1. ^ The Times, 3 December 1925
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ "Hoskyns, Edwyn (HSKS870E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ "No. 27359". The London Gazette. 27 September 1901. p. 6292. 
  5. ^ "Ecclesiastical intelligence - Consecration of Bishops". The Times (36590). London. 19 October 1901. p. 11. 
  6. ^ "University intelligence". The Times (36632). London. 7 December 1901. p. 11. 
  7. ^ "No. 27431". The London Gazette. 6 May 1902. p. 3019. 


  • Richard E. Parsons, Sir Edwyn Hoskyns as a Biblical Theologian (1985), C, Hurst & Co. ISBN 1850650179

External links

  • Papers housed within The National Archives
  • Grace Quotes: a quotation by author Edwyn Hoskyns on the subject of sin
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Burnley
Succeeded by
Alfred Pearson
Preceded by
George Ridding
Bishop of Southwell
Succeeded by
Bernard Oliver Francis Heywood
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Leigh Hoskyns
Succeeded by
Edwyn Hoskyns

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