John Hume (bishop)

The Right Reverend
John Hume
Bishop of Salisbury
Diocese Diocese of Salisbury
In office 1766–1782
Predecessor John Thomas
Successor Shute Barrington
Other posts Bishop of Bristol (1756–1758)
Bishop of Oxford (1758–1766)
Dean of St Paul's (1758–1766)
Personal details
Born c.1706
Died 26 June 1782(1782-06-26)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Lady Mary Hay (m. 1758)
Alma mater Merton College, Oxford
Corpus Christi College, Oxford

John Hume (c.1706 – 26 June 1782) was an English bishop.

Early life and education

According to Alumni Oxonienses,[1] John Hume was the son of William Hume of Milton, Devon, a clerk. Hume matriculated at Merton College, Oxford on 31 March 1721, aged 15. He migrated to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, graduating B.A. 1724, M.A. 1727, B.D. & D.D. 1743.


He became a Canon of Westminster (28 June 1742 – 1748)[2] and a Canon of St Paul's Cathedral (30 March 1748 – 1766).[3]

He was rector of Barnes, London from 1747 to 1758; he was appointed Bishop of Bristol in 1756.[4] In 1758 he became Bishop of Oxford and Dean of St Paul's, and in 1766 Bishop of Salisbury.[5]

He married Lady Mary Hay, youngest daughter of George Hay, 8th Earl of Kinnoull.[6]


  1. Alumni Oxonienses, 1715–1886. 2. Wikisource. p. 344. Wikisource link [scan]
  2. Horn, Joyce M., Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857, 7, pp. 83–97
  3. Horn, Joyce M., Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857, 1, pp. 61–63
  4. The Environs of London: Volume 1, County of Surrey; Appendix: Additions and corrections (pages 541–572) at British History Online
  6. James Balfour Paul (1908). The Scots Peerage. D. Douglas. p. 234.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Conybeare
Bishop of Bristol
Succeeded by
Philip Yonge
Preceded by
Thomas Secker
Bishop of Oxford
Succeeded by
Robert Lowth
Dean of St Paul's
Succeeded by
Frederick Cornwallis
Preceded by
John Thomas
Bishop of Salisbury
Succeeded by
Shute Barrington
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