Hibbert Binney

Politician

1819 – 1887

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Who was Hibbert Binney?

Hibbert Binney was a Canadian Church of England bishop. He was the fourth Bishop of Nova Scotia from 1851 to 1887.

Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, the son of the Reverend Hibbert Binney and Henrietta Amelia Stout, Hibbert Binney Sr. was the rector of St George’s Church in Sydney. In 1823, Binney Sr. returned to England with his family to become rector of Newbury, Berkshire. Binney Jr. was educated at King's College London, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Worcester College, Oxford in 1842. He was ordained deacon by the Bishop of Oxford Richard Bagot in 1842 and was appointed a fellow of Worcester College. In 1844, he received his Master of Arts and was appointed tutor in 1846. In 1848, he became bursar of Worcester College.

In 1851, Binney was named Bishop of Nova Scotia and was consecrated in London by Archbishop John Bird Sumner of Canterbury and assisted by Bishops Blomfield of London, Wilberforce of Oxford, and Gilbert of Chichester.

He was married to Mary Bliss, she was the daughter of William Blowers Bliss and Sarah Ann Anderson.

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Born
Aug 12, 1819
Nova Scotia
Education
  • Worcester College, Oxford
Died
Apr 30, 1887

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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