James Inskip

James Theodore Inskip (6 April 1868 – 4 August 1949) was Bishop of Barking from 1919 to 1948.[1]

Inskip was the son James Inskip, a Bristol solicitor, by his first wife Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Thomas Inskip.[2] Lord Chancellor Thomas Inskip, 1st Viscount Caldecote and Sir John Inskip, Lord Mayor of Bristol, were his younger half-brothers. Inskip's mother died when he was one year old. He was educated at Clifton College and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.[3][4]

Ordained in 1892,[5] his first post was as a Curate at St James’, Hatcham. He was then successively a Lecturer in Pastoral Theology at King's College London, Vicar of Jesmond and finally (before his elevation to the Episcopate) Vicar of Christ Church, Southport. While Bishop of Barking, he also held the positions of Archdeacon of Essex (1920-1922) and Archdeacon of West Ham (1922-1948).


  1. 'Bishop Suffragan Of Barking to retire', The Times, Thursday, Aug 26, 1948; pg. 6; Issue 51160; col E
  2. thePeerage.com
  3. "James Inskip (INSP886JT)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  4. ”Who was Who 1897-1990” London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. 'Ordinations. Canterbury', The Times Tuesday, Jun 14, 1892; pg. 3; Issue 33664; col A
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Thomas Stevens
Bishop of Barking
1919 1948
Succeeded by
Hugh Rowlands Gough

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