George Stanton

Bishop George Henry Stanton, Bishop of North Queensland, circa 1905

George Henry Stanton (3 September 1835 – 4 December 1905)[1] was an Anglican bishop[2] in the second half of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th.[3]

Stanton was born in Stratford, Essex, England[1] and educated at Hertford College, Oxford graduating B.A. in 1858 and M.A. in 1862, receiving the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1878.[4] He was ordained deacon in 1858[4][5] and priest in 1859, and was Curate of Christ's Church, Rotherhithe,[4][6] from 1858 to 1862; of All Saints', Maidstone, from 1862 to 1864, of St. Saviour's, Fitzroy Square, London, from 1864 to 1867; and vicar of Holy Trinity, St. Giles-in-the-Fields, London, from 1867 to 1878.[4]

Stanton was Vicar of Holy Trinity, Lincoln's Inn Fields[7] Appointed the inaugural Bishop of North Queensland [8] in 1878,[9] he was translated[10] to Newcastle, NSW[11] in 1891[12] and died in post on 5 December 1905.[13]


  1. 1 2 Rowland, E. C. "Stanton, George Henry (1835–1905)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  2. Blain Biographical Directory
  3. Who was Who 1987-1990: London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. 1 2 3 4 Mennell, Philip (1892). "Wikisource link to Stanton, Right Rev. George Henry". The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co. Wikisource
  5. "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  6. Parish citation
  7. Genuki
  8. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  9. St George’s Cathedral Parish
  10. Christ Church cathedral web-site
  11. Diocesan History
  12. The Bishops of Newcastle
  13. The Times, Wednesday, Dec 06, 1905; pg. 6; Issue 37883; col D Obituary The Bishop Of Newcastle N.S.W
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of North Queensland
1878 1891
Succeeded by
Christopher George Barlow
Preceded by
Josiah Brown Pearson
Bishop of Newcastle (Australia)
1891 1905
Succeeded by
John Francis Stretch

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