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Bshp. Samuel 
Wilberforce
1805 - 1873


Bshp. Samuel 
Wilberforce
, The building of St. Mary's church, Southampton was instigated by Bishop Samuel Wilberforce. Bishop of Oxford. privately educated until 1823, when he enrolled in Oriel College, Oxford. Wilberforce graduated in 1826, then spent the summer and autumn of 1827 touring the continent. In December 1828, he was ordained as an Anglican Clergyman, and assigned as curate at Checkenden. In 1830, he was appointed rector of Brightstone in the Isle of Wight. While at Brightstone he was active as a writer, publishing several tracts and hymns; a volume of short stories, Note Book of a Country Clergyman; and a sermon; The Apostolical Ministry. In 1836, he was appointed as a rural dean. Late in 1837, Wilberforce published his Letters and Journals of Henry Martyn. In 1838, with his older brother Robert, he published the Life of William Wilberforce, and, in 1840, the Correspondence of William Wilberforce. In 1839, he published Eucharistica, Agathos and other Sunday Stories, and a volume of University Sermons. Wilberforce published his Rocky Island and other Parables in 1840, and, in 1844, his History of the American Church. Though a supporter of the High Church party, Wilberforce separated himself from the Oxford movement and often disagreed with the tractarians. By 1838, their differences had reached the point that John Henry Newman refused to accept his contributions to the British Critic. In August 1840, he was named canon of Winchester, and in October he became rector of Alverstoke. In 1841, he was chosen as Bampton lecturer at Oxford and later named chaplain to the prince consort. In October 1843, he was appointed sub-almoner to the queen. In March 1845, he was named dean of Westminster, and in October, Bishop of Oxford. As a leader of the Church of England, Wilberforce was involved in the major religious controversies of the era, including: the Renn Dickson Hampden Case (1848) and the George Cornelius Gorham Case (1851). The Papal Bull of 1850, which restored the Catholic hierarchy in England, dealt a blow to the Bishop and all High Church adherents. The 1851 conversion of his brother-in-law, Henry Edward Manning (Mss. 002), and his two brothers, Robert and Henry, to the Roman Catholic Church caused further misgivings about his own loyalty to the Anglican Church. In 1852, the Bishop played a key role in the revival of the powers of Convocation. In 1854, he established the Theological College at Cuddesdon. He took a stand against Essays and Reviews in 1861, and wrote an article in the Quarterly that won him favor among many Low Church supporters. He was involved in another controversy in 1861, concerning the Bishop of Natal, South Africa, John William Colenso, and his Commentary on Romans. In 1867 and 1868, he served on the Ritualistic Commission, drafting its first report and later to moderate the harsh measures against ritualism included in the second report. In 1869, he was named Bishop of Winchester. Samuel Wilberforce was killed by a fall from his horse on July 19, 1873. Sometimes referred to by his detractors as Soapy Sam.

Born: Clapham, London, , , England 7th Sep 1805 Baptised:
Died: Dorking, Surrey, England 19th Jul 1873 Buried:
Family:
Wilberforce

Ancestors
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1.
Bshp. Samuel 
Wilberforce
(
Sargent
) 1805 - 1873
2.
William 
Wilberforce
(
Spooner
) 1759 - 1833
4.
Robert 
Wilberforce
(
Bird
) 1729 - 1768
5.
Elizabeth 
Bird
(
Wilberforce
) + 1798
3.
Barbara Anne 
Spooner
(
Wilberforce
) 1772 - 1847
6.
Isaac 
Spooner
(
Gough
) c. 1736 - 1816
7.
Barbara 
Gough
(
Spooner
) 1745 - 1826

Siblings


1.
William 
Wilberforce
(
Owen
) 1798 - post 1824
2.
Barbara 
Wilberforce
c. 1799 - 1821
3.
Robert Isaac 
Wilberforce
(
Wrangham
,
Legard
) 1802 - 1867
4.
Elizabeth 
Wilberforce
(
James
) ante 1807 - 1832
5.
Henry William 
Wilberforce
(
Sargent
) 1807 - 1873

Spouses



1. Woolavington, Sussex, , England 11th Jun 1828
Emily 
Sargent
(
Wilberforce
) 1807 - 1841

Descendants
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a.
Emily 
Sargent
(
Wilberforce
) 1807 - 1841
1.
Emily Charlotte 
Wilberforce
(
Pye
) 1831 - post 1881
2.
Lt. Herbert William 
Wilberforce
1833 - 1856
3.
Reginald Garton 
Wilberforce
(
Denman
) 1838 - 1914
3a.
Anna Maria 
Denman
(
Wilberforce
) 1849 - post 1881
3.1.
Rev. Reginald William 
Puleston
  formerly Wilberforce
(
Puleston
) 1868 - post 1900 ...
3.2.
hidden
...
3.3.
hidden
...
3.4.
hidden
...
3.5.
Dorothy Mary 
Wilberforce
(
Winkworth
) 1875 - post 1895
3.6.
Anna Barbara 
Wilberforce
(
Reckitt
) * 1880
3.7.
Emily Susan 
Wilberforce
1881 - post 1880
3.8.
Octavia Margaret 
Wilberforce
1888 - 1963
4.
Rt.Rev. Ernest Roland 
Wilberforce
(
Anderson
,
Connor
) 1840 - 1907
4a.
Emily H. 
Connor
(
Wilberforce
) 1854 - post 1893
4.1.
Emily Geraldine 
Wilberforce
(
Franklyn
) post 1874 - post 1906
4.2.
Phoebe Mary 
Wilberforce
post 1874 - 1889
4.3.
Ethel Maude 
Wilberforce
(
Walker
) 1875 - post 1901
4.4.
Katharine Sybil 
Wilberforce
(
Lee
) 1876 - post 1904
4.5.
Arthur Roland George 
Wilberforce
(
Seymour
) 1877 - post 1921
4.6.
Ernest Victor Samuel 
Wilberforce
* 1891
4.7.
William Robert Sargent 
Wilberforce
1893 - 1918
5.
Canon Albert Basil (Basil) O. 
Wilberforce
(
Langford
) 1841 - 1916
5a.
Caroline Charlotte Jane 
Langford
(
Wilberforce
) 1841 - 1909
5.1.
Sir Herbert William 
Wilberforce
(
Micklem
) 1866 - post 1905
5.2.
Violet Mary 
Wilberforce
(
Kennedy
) 1872 - 1950
Sources

Census

Timeline


7th Sep 1805Born London, England
11th Jun 1828Married
Emily 
Sargent
(
Wilberforce
) 1807 - 1841 Woolavington, Sussex, England
31st Mar 1851Lodger in 1851 census (census) Wasing, Berks., England
19th Jul 1873Died Dorking, Surrey, England
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