Owen Vidal

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The Rt Rev Owen Emeric Vidal, DD[1] (1819 – 1854)[2] was the Anglican Bishop of Sierra Leone from 1852 until his death 3 years later.

He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge before being ordained priest in 1843.[3] He was Vicar of Holy Trinity, Upper Dicker until his elevation to the Episcopate.[4] He died while on a sea voyage back to his See and was buried at Freetown on 27 December 1855[5]


  1. ^ The Times, Thursday, May 06, 1852; pg. 5; Issue 21108; col B University Intelligence. Oxford, May 5
  2. ^ Project Canterbury
  3. ^ "Vidal, Owen Emeric (VDL838OE)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ From the LONDON GAZETTE, Friday, May 21. Downing-Street, May 19 The Times Saturday, May 22, 1852; pg. 5; Issue 21122; col B
  5. ^ The Times, Friday, Feb 09, 1855; pg. 10; Issue 21973; col B Death Of The Bishop Of Sierra Leone

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Sierra Leone
1852 – 1854
Succeeded by
John Wills Weeks