Forbes, Alexander Penrose, Pcl

Forbes, Alexander Penrose, P.C.L.

a Scotch bishop, was born in Edinburgh, June 6, 1817. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, the University of Glasgow, and Haileybury College. In 1836 he went to Madras, India, but finding the climate unfavorable to his health, was obliged after two or three years to return to England. He then entered Brasenose College, Oxford, graduated in 1844, was ordained in the English Church, and held an English curacy. In 1846 he became vicar of St. Saviour's, Leeds, and in the following year was appointed bishop of Brechin. Being prosecuted for heresy, on account of some opinions set forth in his primary charge, delivered and published in 1857, he was acquitted with "a censure and an admonition." He died at Dundee, Oct. 8, 1875, leaving treatises on the Nicene Creed, the Thirty- nine Articles, various commentaries and devotional works, discourses, and reviews. See Encyclop. Brit. 9th ed. s.v.

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