Samuel Wilberforce

Samuel Wilberforce (1805 - 1873)

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Rt. Rev. Samuel Wilberforce
Born in Clapham, Surrey, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Woolavington, Sussexmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Dorking, Surrey, Englandmap
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  • Birth/Christening:
  • 14 October 1805 Clapham, Holy Trinity, Surrey, the son of William Wilberforce & Barbara Ann Spooner. Date of birth recorded in entry. [1][2]
  • Cambridge Alumni:
  • Name The Rt Rev SAMUEL Wilberforce
Entered Jan. 27, 1823
Hon. LL.D., 1860 [3rd s. of William (1776), M.P. B. Sept. 1, 1805, at Clapham.] Matric. from Oriel College, Oxford, Jan. 27, 1823; B.A. (Oxford) 1826; M.A. (Oxford) 1829; B.D. and D.D. (Oxford) 1845. Hon. Fellow of All Souls, 1871. Ord. deacon (Oxford), 1828; priest, 1830; C. of Checkendon, Oxon., 1828-9. R. of Brightstone, Isle of Wight, 1830-40. Preb. of Winchester, 1840-4. R. of Alverstoke, Hants., 1840-5. Archdeacon of Surrey, 1841-4. Dean of Westminster, 1844-5. Bishop of Oxford, 1845-69. Bishop of Winchester, 1869-73. Married, June 11, 1828, Emily, eldest dau. of the Rev. John Sargent, R. of Lavington, Sussex, and had issue. Author, The Life of William Wilberforce by his Sons (Isaac and Samuel); A History of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America; A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Public Worship; killed instantly when thrown from his horse, whilst riding on the Surrey Downs, July 19, 1873; buried in Lavington churchyard. Brother of the above and William (1817). (Boase, III. 1343; Al. Oxon.; Clergy List; Crockford; D.N.B.)[3]

  • Marriage:
  • The marriage of Samuel Wilberforce & Emily Sargent was conducted on 11 June 1828 Woolavington, Sussex[4]
  • Residence:
  • 1841: Tatcham, Surrey, "Ormley" Lodge. A clergyman. [5]
  • 1851: Wasing, Berkshire, "Wasing Place". A visitor, "Lord Bishop of Oxford". [6]
  • 1861: Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire, "Bishops Palace". A widower. "Bishop of Oxford & High Almoner"[7]
  • Death:
  • 19 July 1873, Dorking, Surrey, age 67. Killed instantly having been thrown from a horse on Surrey Downs. Burial, Lavington, St. Peter, Sussex.[8][9]


  1. England Births & Christenings (1538-1.975) (
  3. Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)
  4. England Marriages (1538-1973) (
  5. UK Census,1841: Class: HO107; Piece: 1075; Book: 6; Civil Parish: Kingston Upon Thames; County: Surrey; Enumeration District: 16; Folio: 28; Page: 9; Line: 21; GSU roll: 474663
  6. UK census,1851: Class: HO107; Piece: 1685; Folio: 4; Page: 1; GSU roll: 193593
  7. UK Census, 1861: Class: RG 9; Piece: 889; Folio: 34; Page: 1; GSU roll: 542717
  8. UK & ireland Find a Grave Index, 1300-Current (
  9. GRO Death Index, Dorking Vol. 2a, Page 69 q September 1873

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