Peter Royston (bishop)

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The Rt Rev Peter Sorenson Royston was a former Bishop of Mauritius.[1]

Born in London on 6 June 1830 and educated at St Paul’s and Trinity College, Cambridge,[2] he was ordained in 1853[3] and began his career as a Resident Tutor at the Church Missionary College in London. After that he was the incumbent of the CMS Chapel, Madras and then of St Thomas’, Mauritius.[4] He was Bishop of the country from 1872[5] to 1891 when he resigned through ill health.[6] Afterwards, an Assistant Bishop within the Diocese of Liverpool[7] he died on 28 January 1915 at Worthing.


  1. ^ ”Who was Who 1897-1990” London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ "Royston, Peter Sorensón (RSTN849PS)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  4. ^ Church details
  5. ^ The Times, Friday, Nov 22, 1872; pg. 5; Issue 27541; col B Ecclesiastical Intelligence New Bishop of Mauritius
  6. ^ The Times, Tuesday, Feb 10, 1891; pg. 6; Issue 33244; col C Ecclesiastical Intelligence Bishop of Mauritius to resign
  7. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Henry Constantine Huxtable
Bishop of Mauritius
1872 – 1891
Succeeded by
William Walsh