Daniel Sandford (bishop of Edinburgh)

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Daniel Sandford

Bishop of Edinburgh
Daniel Sandford.jpg
ChurchScottish Episcopal Church
In office1806–1830
PredecessorWilliam Abernethy Drummond
SuccessorJames Walker
Ordination1790 (Deacon); 1791 (Priest)
Consecration9 February 1809
by Bishops Skinner, Watson, and Jolly
Personal details
Delville, near Dublin, Ireland
Died14 January 1830 (aged c. 63-64)
Edinburgh, Scotland
ParentsReverend Daniel Sandford and Sarah Chapone
SpouseHelen Frances Catherine Douglas
Childrenseven children
The grave of Rev Daniel Sandford, St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Daniel Sandford, M.A., D.D. (1766 – 14 January 1830) was an Irish-born Anglican clergyman who served in the Scottish Episcopal Church as the Bishop of Edinburgh from 1806 until 1830.


Sandford was born in 1766 at Delville, near Dublin, Ireland, the son of Reverend Daniel Sandford and Sarah Chapone.

In 1792, he became minister of a Qualified Episcopal congregation in Edinburgh, for whom the Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh was built in 1797. At this period he was living at the newly-built house at 22 South Frederick Street in Edinburgh's New Town.[1]

He graduated from Oxford University in 1802 with a Doctor of Divinity (D.D). He joined the Episcopal Church of Scotland in 1803, and was ordained bishop of Edinburgh in 1806.[2]

Sandford died at home, 17 Melville Street[3] on 14 January 1830 at Edinburgh.[4] He is buried in the churchyard of St John's on Princes Street. The grave lies on the first terrace off Princes Street, east of the church. The marble tablet is heavily eroded.


Sandford married Helen Frances Catherine Douglas, on 11 October 1790. They had seven children, including:[4]


  1. ^ Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1794/5
  2. ^ www.christianasbookshelf.com
  3. ^ Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1829/30
  4. ^ a b The Peerage – Rt. Rev. Daniel Sandford
  5. ^ Ruvigny & Raineval, The Marquis of, The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal - The Mortimer Percy Volume, Part 1, London , 1911, p.186-7.

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Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
William Abernethy Drummond
Bishop of Edinburgh
1806 –1830
Succeeded by
James Walker