Eden, Robert, 1741-1784

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Robert Eden was born on 2 September 1804. He was educated at Westminster School and studied at Christ Church, Oxford. He was ordained as a deacon and priest by the Bishop of Gloucester in 1828 and then he served in Weston-sub-Edge in Gloucestershire and at Messing and Peldon in Essex. He became Rector of Leigh, Essex, in 1837. It was while he was in Leigh that he accepted the offer of the Scottish Episcopalian Bishopric of Moray and Ross on the death of Bishop Low, and he was consecrated at St. Paul's, Edinburgh, on 9 March 1851. During his tenure he founded the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Inverness. In 1862 he was elected primus of the Scottish Episcopalian Church in succession to Bishop Terrot. The Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Eden, Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness, died at his residence in Inverness on 26 August 1886.

From the guide to the Letters of the Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Eden (1804-1886), Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness, 1880, (Edinburgh University Library)

Epithet: Vicar of Wymondham

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referencedIn Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803. Letter, 1774 July 28, [Williamsburg, Va.], to Ralph Wormeley, "Rosegill," [Middlesex County, Va.]. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Eden, Robert, 1741-1784. Cotton manuscripts, 1722-1795. Maryland State Archives
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Eden, Robert, 1741-1784. Series C, 1748-1800. Maryland State Archives
creatorOf Letters of the Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Eden (1804-1886), Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness, 1880 Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library.
creatorOf Baltimore, Frederick Calvert, Baron, 1731-1771. Proprietary patent to Joshua Hall [manuscript], 1771 June 28. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXIX (ff. 233). Oct.-Dec. 1864.includes:f. 1 Constance Harriet Mahonesa Kerr, wife of William, 8th Marquess of Lothian: Letters to W. E. Gladstone: 1859-1892.f. 3 George John West, 5th Earl De La Warr; afterwards Sackville-West: Correspon... British Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Vol. CCCXXIII (ff. 274). Oct.-Dec. 1865.includes:ff. 1, 39, 47 Charles Thomas Longley, Archbishop of Canterbury: Correspondence with W. E. Gladstone: 1844-1867.f. 3 Ellis Yarnell, of Philadelphia: Letters to W. E. Gladstone: 1864-1874.f. 5 Tho... British Library
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associatedWith Baltimore, Frederick Calvert, Baron, 1731-1771. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Eden Robert 1804-1886 person
associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
associatedWith Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803. person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
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Retford, Nottinghamshire


Birth 1741-09-14

Death 1784-09-02


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