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Alexander Penrose Forbes (1817–1875) by Valentine © National Portrait Gallery, London


Forbes, Alexander Penrose (1817–1875), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Brechin, was born on 6 June 1817 at York Place, Edinburgh, the second eldest of the ten children of John Hay Forbes, Lord Medwyn (1776–1854), judge of the court of session, and his wife, Louisa Cumming Gordon (1779–1845)...


Sandford, Daniel (1766–1830), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Edinburgh, was the second son of the Revd Dr Daniel Sandford (d. 1770) of Sandford Hall, Shropshire, and Sarah, daughter of the Reverend John Chapone. His mother's sister-in-law was Hester Chapone, the essayist. He was born at ...