Josiah Pearson

Josiah Brown Pearson (1841–1895) was the Anglican Bishop of Newcastle in New South Wales[1] from 1880 until 1890.[2]

Born in 1841,[3] he was educated at Chesterfield Grammar School and St John's College, Cambridge.[4][5] Ordained in 1865 he held curacies in Cambridge before holding incumbencies at Horningsea and Newark. In 1880 he became Bishop of Newcastle (Australia),[6] a post he held for a decade. Returning to England he became Vicar of Leck, Lancashire.[7] He died in 1895.[8]


  1. Bishops of Newcastle, NSW
  2. University of Newcastle, NSW
  3. ADB on-line
  4. "Pearson, Josiah Brown (PR860JB)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  5. Who was Who 1987-1990: London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  6. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  7. British History On Line
  8. Obituary For 1895 The Times Wednesday, Jan 01, 1896; pg. 11; Issue 34775; col A

Further reading

Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Tyrell
Bishop of Newcastle (Australia)
Succeeded by
George Stanton
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