Edward Beckles

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Edward Hyndman Beckles[1] (1816 – 5 December 1902)[2] was the Anglican Bishop of Sierra Leone[3] from 1860 until 1869.[4]

He was born in Barbados in 1816,[5] educated at Codrington College Barbados and ordained in 1843. After resigning his episcopal see he was Minister of Berkeley Chapel, Mayfair,[2] Rector of Wootton, Kent and finally Vicar of St Peter, Bethnal Green.[6] At some point he gained a Doctorate of Divinity (DD).


  1. ^ Photo of Bishop Beckles
  2. ^ a b Beckles, Edward Hyndman. ukwhoswho.com. Who Was Who. 1920–2016 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 
  3. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  4. ^ The Times, Saturday, Mar 06, 1869; pg. 12; Issue 26378; col C Court Circular
  5. ^ Genealogical web-site
  6. ^ Now a listed building
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Bowen
Bishop of Sierra Leone
Succeeded by
Henry Cheetham