He was born in Swaffham, and educated at Westminster and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Ordained in 1845, his career began as a Curate at Kensington Parish Church after which he was incumbent of St John’s, Forres. Following this he was Dean of Moray & Ross  then Archdeacon of Basseterre. He returned to Britain in 1858 to be Rural Dean of Dunster before being appointed Vicar of Barking. In 1871 he was elevated to the Episcopate as the 3rd Bishop of Colombo and in 1875 translated to Brechin. Eleven years later he became Primus of Scotland, a post he held until 1901. He died on 17 September 1903.
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Piers Calverley Claughton
|Bishop of Colombo
1871 – 1875
Reginald Stephen Copleston
Alexander Penrose Forbes
|Bishop of Brechin
1875 – 1903
Walter John Forbes Robberds
|Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
1886 – 1901
James Butler Knill Kelly
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