Pelham, John Thomas, Bishop of Norwich (1811 -1894)

John Thomas Pelham was the third son of Thomas Pelham, 2nd Earl of Chichester, and Lady Mary Henrietta Juliana Osborne, eldest daughter of Francis Godolphin Osborne, 5th Duke of Leeds. He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church College, Oxford, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1832 and Master of Arts four years later. In 1857, he received a Doctor of Divinity from the University of Oxford. He was ordained in 1834 and assumed the post as deacon of Eastergate. In 1837, he was appointed rector at Bergh Apton until 1852, when he was transferred to Christ Church, Hampstead.[1] After three years, he became rector of Marylebone and in 1857 was consecrated the 64th Bishop of Norwich. From 1847, he served as chaplain to Queen Victoria. He retired as bishop in 1893, and spent the next year in Thorpe, Norfolk. On 6 November 1845, he married Henrietta, second daughter of Thomas William Tatton, and had by her four sons and a daughter.

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Pelham, John Thomas, Bishop of Norwich  (1811 - 1894) (Stamp 1) Motto: Vincit amor patriæ
Crest: 1. A peacock in its pride 2. A buckle
Heraldic Charges: buckle, Heraldic Charges: peacock