Charles Sandford (bishop)

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Charles Waldegrave Sandford[1] was the fourth Bishop of Gibraltar.[2]

He was born in 1828[3] into an ecclesiastical family[4] and educated at Rugby and Christ Church, Oxford.[5] Later he was a Tutor there then Rector of Bishopsbourne[6] before his elevation to the Episcopate.[7] A Sub-Prelate of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, he died on 8 December 1903.[8] His grandfather Daniel Sandford (bishop of Edinburgh) and first cousin Daniel Sandford (Bishop of Tasmania) was also Anglican bishops.


  1. NPG details
  2. Bishops of Gibraltar
  3. "Rt. Rev. Charles Waldegrave Sandford". The Peerage. 27 January 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. His father was the Ven John Sandford, Archdeacon of Coventry > "Who was Who" 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  5. The Times, Tuesday, 16 January 1849; p. 5; Issue 20074; col B University Intelligence. Oxford Jan. 15
  6. The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  7. National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  8. Obituary The Bishop Of Gibraltar The Times Thursday, 10 December 1903; p. 8; Issue 37260; col C
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles Amyand Harris
Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe
1874– 1903
Succeeded by
William Edward Collins