Charles Ferguson-Davie

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Charles James Ferguson-Davie (1872–1963) was an Anglican bishop, the first Bishop of Singapore, appointed 1910.[1]

Born into a clerical family,[2] he was educated at Marlborough College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge.[3][4] Ordained in 1896, his first post was as a curate at St Paul Preston. He was then to spend the rest of his career overseas, firstly as an USPG missionary, then as a Colonial Bishop,[5] and finally as a Priest and Warden in Natal. When he died he was the Church’s most senior bishop, having been consecrated 63 years earlier.[6]


  1. ^ Ordinance of Office
  2. ^ His father was Charles Robert Ferguson-Davie, Rector of Yelverton, Norfolk >“Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ "Ferguson-Davie, Charles James (FRG888CJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ University Intelligence. Oxford, Oct. 12. (Official Appointments and Notices) The Times Wednesday, Oct 13, 1909; pg. 12; Issue 39889; col C
  5. ^ More details Archived October 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Rt. Rev. C. J. Fergusondavie Obituary The Times Tuesday, Sep 17, 1963; pg. 15; Issue 55808; col B
Church of England titles
New title Bishop of Singapore
Succeeded by
Basil Roberts