George Kestell-Cornish

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George Kestell-Cornish was the third Anglican Bishop of Madagascar from 1919 until his death in 1925.[1] His father, Robert Kestell-Cornish, having been the first Bishop of Madagascar from 1874 to 1896.[2]

He was born on 4 September 1856 and educated at Keble College, Oxford[3] and ordained in 1880.[4] He began his career with a curacy at St James’, Great Grimsby.[5] He then followed his father to Madagascar and was Principal of two schools before being appointed Archdeacon then Bishop of the country.

He died on 23 June 1925.[6]


  1. ^ New Bishop of Madagascar The Times Thursday, Nov 27, 1919; pg. 11; Issue 42268; col F
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  3. ^ University Intelligence. Oxford, May 23 The Times Monday, May 25, 1885; pg. 7; Issue 31455; col B
  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  5. ^ Friends of Cathedral Music
  6. ^ Obituary Bishop Kestell-Cornish The Times Thursday, Jun 25, 1925; pg. 16; Issue 43997; col C

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Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
George Lanchester King
Bishop of Madagascar
1919 – 1925
Succeeded by
Ronald Stanhope More O'Ferrall