Hugh Jermyn

Hugh Willoughby Jermyn (25 August 1820– 17 September 1903) was an Anglican bishop in the second half of the 19th century[1] and the very start of the 20th.

The Most Reverend

Hugh Jermyn

Bishop of Brechin
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
ChurchScottish Episcopal Church
In office1875-1903
PredecessorAlexander Forbes
SuccessorWalter Robberds
Other post(s)Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church (1886–1901)
Consecration28 October 1871
by Archibald Campbell Tait
Personal details
Born(1820-08-25)25 August 1820
Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire, England
Died17 September 1903(1903-09-17) (aged 83)
Dundee, Scotland
ParentsGeorge Bitton & Catherine Rowland
SpouseEllen Scudamore (m.1844)
Sophia Henrietta Ogle (m.1879)
Previous post(s)Bishop of Colombo (1871-1875)
Alma materTrinity Hall, Cambridge


He was born in Swaffham, and educated at Westminster and Trinity Hall, Cambridge.[2] Ordained in 1845,[3] his career began as a Curate at Kensington Parish Church after which he was incumbent of St John's, Forres.[4] Following this he was Dean of Moray & Ross[5] then Archdeacon of Saint Kitts. He returned to Britain in 1858 to be Rural Dean of Dunster before being appointed Vicar of Barking. In 1871 he was elevated to the Episcopate as the 3rd Anglican Bishop of Colombo and in 1875 translated to Brechin.[6] Eleven years later he became Primus of Scotland,[7] a post he held until 1901. He died on 17 September 1903.[8]

Archive Services at the University of Dundee hold papers relating to Jermyn's election as Bishop of Brechin.[9]


  1. ^ “A History of the Church of England in India” Chatterton, E: London, SPCK, 1924
  2. ^ "Jermyn, Hugh Willoughby (JRMN837HW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  4. ^ Church web site
  5. ^ ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  6. ^ Diocese of Brechin Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  8. ^ Obituary The Bishop Of Brechin The Times Friday, Sep 18, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 37189; col C
  9. ^ "BrMS 2/1 Brechin Diocesan Library: Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Printed Papers". Archive Services Online Catalogue. University of Dundee. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Piers Calverley Claughton
Bishop of Colombo
1871 – 1875
Succeeded by
Reginald Stephen Copleston
Preceded by
Alexander Penrose Forbes
Bishop of Brechin
1875 – 1903
Succeeded by
Walter John Forbes Robberds
Preceded by
Robert Eden
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
1886 – 1901
Succeeded by
James Butler Knill Kelly