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Edward Legge (1767 – 27 January 1827) was an English churchman and academic. He was the Bishop of Oxford from 1816 and Warden of All Souls College, Oxford, from 1817.[1]

Edward Legge
Bishop of Oxford
Edward Legge by John Partridge.jpg
ChurchChurch of England
In office1816–1827 (death)
PredecessorWilliam Jackson
SuccessorCharles Lloyd
Other postsDean of Windsor (1805–1816)
Personal details
Died(1827-01-27)27 January 1827
EducationRugby School
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford


He was the seventh son of William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth and Frances Catherine Nicoll.[2][3] Educated at Rugby School, he became a Fellow of All Souls, Student of Christ Church, Oxford in 1785, and vicar of Lewisham.[4][5]

He was a canon of Stall XI at Canterbury Cathedral from 1797 to 1802[6] following which he served as a Canon of the Twelfth Stall in St George's Chapel, Windsor from 1802 to 1805. He was a royal chaplain from 1797 and Deputy Clerk of the Closet from 1803, resigning the position when made Dean of Windsor in 1805.[7]

He was Dean of Windsor until 1816, when he was raised to the episcopacy as Bishop of Oxford, a position he held until his death in 1827 .


  1. ^ "All Souls College | A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3 (pp. 173-193)". 1932-01-31. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Person Page 24467". Retrieved 2012-12-10.[unreliable source]
  3. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Dartmouth, Earl of" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 7 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 839.
  4. ^ "Canterbury cathedral - Canons | The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 12 (pp. 55-108)". 2003-06-22. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
  5. ^ Francis Haverfield (1907), Brief Guide to the Portraits in Christ Church Hall, Oxford.
  6. ^ "Canons of Stall XI at Canterbury Cathedral from 1600 to 1863". The Chapter Library of Canterbury Cathedral. Retrieved 2012-04-06.
  7. ^ "Index of Officers-L" (PDF). Retrieved 18 April 2017.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles Manners-Sutton
Dean of Windsor &
Dean of Wolverhampton

Succeeded by
Henry Hobart
Preceded by
William Jackson
Bishop of Oxford
Succeeded by
Charles Lloyd