Donald Knowles

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Donald Rowland Knowles OBE was a Caribbean Anglican bishop in the 20th century.[1]

Knowles was born on Long Island in the Bahamas on 14 July 1898[2] and educated at Hatfield College, Durham [3] and ordained in 1923. He began his career as a Curate on Andros Island after which he was Priest in Charge on Acklins Island then Rector of St Matthew’s Nassau. Later he was Archdeacon of The Bahamas and in 1953 he was ordained to the episcopate as Bishop of Antigua,[4] a post he held for 16 years.[5] He died on 26 September 1977.


  1. ^ worldcaribbean link
  2. ^ Bahamas DNA project Archived 2009-01-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ The Times, 3 February 1953; pg. 10; Issue 52536; col G Ecclesiastical News Consecration of the Bishop of Antigua
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 (86th issue) London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Nathaniel William Newnham Davis
Bishop of Antigua
1953 – 1969
Succeeded by
Orland Ugham Lindsay