Walter Robberds

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Walter John Forbes Robberds[1] (6 September 1863 - 16 August 1944) was an Anglican bishop.[2]

He was born in Baharampur, educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond and Keble College, Oxford and ordained after a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon in 1888.[3] His career began as a Curate at St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol after which he was Chaplain of his old theological college.[4] He then held incumbencies at St German’s, Blackheath[5] St Mary’s, Arbroath[6] and St Mary Redcliffe where he was also Rural Dean of Bedminster. In 1904 he was ordained to the episcopate as the Bishop of Brechin[7] Four years later he became Primus of Scotland,[8] a post he held until his retirement in 1934.


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ National Archives
  3. ^ ”The Clergy List”London, Kelly’s, 1913
  4. ^ The Times, Thursday, Dec 31, 1891; pg. 10; Issue 33522; col B Ecclesiastical Intelligence New appointments
  5. ^ Diocese of Southwark
  6. ^ ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  7. ^ .Diocese of Brechin
  8. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Hugh Willoughby Jermyn
Bishop of Brechin
1904 – 1934
Succeeded by
Kenneth Donald Mackenzie
Preceded by
George Howard Wilkinson
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
1908 – 1934
Succeeded by
Arthur John Maclean