Bishop William Stubbs, D.D. D.C.L. ( Oxford), L.L.D. of Cambridge

Our common ancestor to Bishop William Stubbs (1825-1901) is Bishop William’s Great Grandfather, Joseph Stubbs (1732) who married Sarah Randall (1707-1780). Joseph Stubbs’s son, William 1753-1803 started our family’s lineage, who would have been I think our GGGG grandfather.

At this particular time, Bishop William’s lineage came down from Joseph Stubbs’s son , Thomas Stubbs (1735-1805) who married Elizabeth Walls, who had a son , Thomas (1761-1833)m. Jane Morley, who had a son William Morley (1800-1842)( Bishop William’s father ) who married  Mary Ann Henlock. They had a son William Stubbs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Stubbs

(the above is a summary of his life ).

According to Dad ( John), his father , Eric Stubbs would go as a boy visitor to tea with the Bishop!

William Morely Stubbs became Bishop of Oxford in 1888. He was the author of many works. His work, ‘The Constitutional History of England” , is acknowledged the world over as a standard authority. ( At least it was in the early 1900s). He was nominated on behalf of the crown in 1879 by the Late Earl Of Beaconsfield to the canonry.

(William born in Knaresborough, became a fellow of Trinity and was ordained in 1848. He became Regius Professor of History of Oxford in 1866, Bishop of Chester in 1884. )

Among his many distinctions, he was a doctor in “urtoque fure ” of Heidelberg, an honorary member of the University of Kiev, and of the Prussian, Bavarian and Danish academies; he received the Prussion order “pour le merite”, and was corresponding member of the Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques of the French Institute.

His youth :

In his own words: 1886 at a reading at Crewe.

I was born “under the shadow of the great castle where the murderers of Thomas Becket took refuge in 1170, and where Richard 2nd was imprisioned in 1399. My grandfather’s house stood on the site where Earl Thomas of Lancaster was taken prisoner in 1322. … well, perhaps the first thing i do remember was the buring of York Minster – then the death of George fourth, then the second french revolution, then the election of Lord Brougham of Yorkshire… What sort of connexion had I with soldiers and churchwardens, and such like?.. and all of my ancestors, so far as I can trace, served the offide of churchwarden in their time. .. and please to remember that I am just as much a working man as any of you, every step of the life which is now drawing to an end having had, under God’s blessing, to be worked out by my own exertions, sot aht to some extent I may put myself forward as a precedent to you”.( From the book : “Letters of William Stubbs, Bishop of Oxford, 1825-1901”)

http://www.archive.org/details/letterswilliams00huttgoog

The above book was compiled based on the letters of William Stubbs

The Church of All Saints, Cuddesdon, England, where Bishop Stubbs was buried. View from southeast. The core of the church was built in 1180; the side aisles were added around 1240. The aisle roofs were raised, and the south porch was added, in the 14th century.

Bishop Stubbs marrried, 1859, to Catherine Dellar of Naverstock . One of their sons, according to Dad was the Vicar of Barkway, Hertfordhire. Whilst his son was Sir James Stubbs.

sir james stubbs, life of

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8 Responses to Bishop William Stubbs, D.D. D.C.L. ( Oxford), L.L.D. of Cambridge

  1. Anne Della Beadle says:

    We are very interested in Bishop William Stubbs from Navestock. Although only related by marriage to Catherine Dellar my Great Great Aunt I think?
    My Grandfather was Percy Stephen Dellar born 1885 and from Brentwood, Essex. Son of Thomas Dellar and Anne
    Bishop William Stubbs was according to our family tree married to Cathrine Dellar who would have been my grandfathers great great Aunt I think? That part of family history is a liitle vague.
    My brother David is a local historian, and as he worked for the Diocese in Chelmsford he is very interested in Bishop Stubbs and his life.
    Anne Beadle

    • All i know is that Wiliam did in fact marry Catherine Dellar in 1859. I know most of the life of William from the internet and the letters which have been scanned on the internet.( google books). There are so many pages of this, ihave not had a chance to go through them all. You are on the right track. Our family is very proud of being connected to William Stubbs. I have not followed that part of the tree. However, the expert in this is jane stubbs in england. Her email is Jane@treestubbs.com . she knows everything bout the line. she may not have the dellar line. However with patience, you can also learn a lot from the ancestry.co.uk. worth it to join. jen

  2. WENDY DELLAR ROBINSON says:

    MY GREAT GREAT AUNT WAS CATHERINE DELLAR/ STUBBS. MY GRANDFATHER DONALD DUKE DELLAR ALWAYS SPOKE OF CATHERINE WHO LIVED UNTIL SHE WAS 103. BISHOP WILLIAM RECEIVED QUEEN VICTORIA’S BODY AT WINDSOR AT HER FUNERAL READ AN ADDRESS AND SHORTY AFTER THIS HE DIED. BISHOP WILLIAMS FATHER WAS A SOLICITOR IN KNARESBOROUGH. WILLIAM WAS BISHOP OF CHESTER THEN OXFORD AND BEFORE BOTH OF THOSE POSTS WAS A DEAN AT ST. PAULS. CATHERINE WAS A SCHOOL MISTRESS IN NAVESTOCK AND LIVED WITH JOHN AND MARTHA HER PARENTS AND BROTHERS ONE BEING THOMAS AT THE LODGE HOUSE IN FRONT OF NAVESTOCK HALL. NAVESTOCK IS STILL THE SAME AS IT WAS THEN A BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE. THE SCHOOL HOUSE IS A PRIVATE HOUSE, THE VICARAGE IS STILL THERE AN IMPOSING LARGE HOUSE.
    HOPE THIS IS SOME HELP.
    WENDY DELLAR ROBINSON

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  4. Wendy Dellar Robinson says:

    Hi it’s a few years since I commented on this site but the facts I gave you are correct. William Stubbs portrait is in the National Gallery although not on display. ….my wish would be to find a picturet of his wife Catherine Stubbs nee Dellar..,,I have looked through my grandmother and Mothers photos but none of Catherine…..It would be interesting to see her….she died five years before I was born but my grandparents always spoke of great aunt Catherine….

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