LIVES OF THE BISHOPS OF EXETER
GEORGE PELHAM, a younger son of Thomas, second Earl of Chichester, had, previously to his embracing the ecclesiastical profession, entered the military service. After presiding at Bristol for four years as bishop (having been consecrated 27th March, 1803), he was installed here on 28th September, 1807, and continued for thirteen years expecting higher preferment At length he was translated to Lincoln, in October, 1820. He died at his house, in Connaught-place, London, on 7th February, 1827, aged 61, of pleurisy, as was reported, contracted at Windsor whilst attending the funeral of the late Duke of York, on 20th January that year.
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