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

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]


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 .


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  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Person Page 24467". Thepeerage.com. Retrieved 10 December 2012.[unreliable source]
  3. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Dartmouth, Earl of" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 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)". British-history.ac.uk. 22 June 2003. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  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 6 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Index of Officers-L" (PDF). Retrieved 18 April 2017.