Charles Branch

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Charles James Branch (1834–1896) was an Anglican bishop in Antigua from 1862[1] until his death in 1896. His son was later Archdeacon of the island.[2]

He was born in Barbados and educated at Codrington College there. He was appointed curate of St. Simon's, Barbados, in 1857; rector of St. Andrew's, Grenada, in 1864; rector of St John's, Saint Croix, Virgin Islands in 1866; and Archdeacon of Antigua, in 1879. He was consecrated Bishop Coadjutor of Antigua, in the chapel of Lambeth Palace, July 25, 1882.[3]


  1. Cathedral web-site
  2. The Times, Wednesday, Jul 26, 1882; pg. 12; Issue 30569; col F
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