James Macarthur

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James Macarthur (7 June 1848 – 2 May 1922) was a British Anglican Bishop in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Macarthur was educated at the University of Glasgow and studied for ordination at Ripon College Cuddesdon,[1] from 1878 he was Curate at St Mary Redcliffe in Bristol before Incumbencies in Lamplugh and Westminster. Promotion to Rural Dean of Ealing followed before his elevation to the Episcopate as Bishop of Bombay[2] in 1898. After 5 years he was translated to Southampton.

In 1909, he gave the lych-gate at North Stoneham church in memory of his wife, Emily,[3] it was designed by Isle of Wight architect Percy Stone, and built of oak timber taken from HMS Thunderer which took part in the Battle of Trafalgar.[4]

On 2 May 1922, Macarthur died.


  1. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ The Times, Saturday, 11 Jun 1898; pg. 13; Issue 35540; col A Ecclesiastical Intelligence. New Bishop of Bombay
  3. ^ "Early photographs of North Stoneham Church". North Stoneham Park. 2008–2009. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Mann, John Edgar (2002). Book of the Stonehams. Tiverton: Halsgrove. p. 44. ISBN 1-84114-213-1. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Louis George Mylne
Bishop of Bombay
1898 – 1903
Succeeded by
Walter Ruthven Pym
Preceded by
Arthur Temple Lyttelton
Bishop of Southampton
1903 – 1921
Succeeded by
Cecil Henry Boutflower