Frederick Ridgeway

Ridgeway as caricatured by Spy (Leslie Ward) in Vanity Fair, February 1903

Frederick Edward Ridgeway (1848 – 4 May 1921)[1] was an Anglican bishop from 1901 until his death 20 years later.[2]

Frederick Edward Ridgeway was educated at Tonbridge School and Clare College, Cambridge.[3] Ordained in 1872, he was incumbent of the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Glasgow from 1878, and was additionally Dean of the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway from 1888 until 1890. In 1890 he became Vicar of St Peter’s, Kensington until his ordination to the episcopate as the first suffragan Bishop of Kensington.[4] From 1911 to 1921 he was Bishop of Salisbury.[3]


  1. 'Death Of The Bishop Of Salisbury' The Times (London, England), Thursday, May 05, 1921; pg. 12; Issue 42712
  2. “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. 1 2 "Ridgeway, Frederick (RGWY867FE)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  4. The Times, Monday, Feb 18, 1901; pg. 8; Issue 36381; col A Ecclesiastical Intelligence. Consecration of Bishops Suffragan
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural Appointment
Bishop of Kensington
1901 1911
Succeeded by
John Primatt Maud
Preceded by
John Wordsworth
Bishop of Salisbury
1911 1921
Succeeded by
St. Clair Donaldson

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