David Anderson (Canadian bishop)

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The Rt Revd David Anderson

David Anderson (10 February 1814 – 5 November 1885) was a Church of England priest and the first bishop of Rupert's Land, Canada.


Born in London, England, Anderson was educated at University of Edinburgh and Exeter College, Oxford. He was the vice-principal of St Bees Theological College, Cumberland (1841–1847) and an incumbent of All Saint's, Derby (1848–1849). In 1849, he arrived at the Red River Colony as the Bishop of Rupert's Land. He lived there until 1864, the year he returned to England. He was later vicar of Clifton and chancellor of St. Paul's Cathedral, London. He received the degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1849. He was the author of Notes on the Flood, Net in the Bay and other works.


  • Burpee, Lawrence J. Index and Dictionary of Canadian History. 1912.
  • The Times, Friday, Nov 06, 1885; pg. 5; Issue 31597; col F Obituary

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Rupert's Land
Succeeded by
Robert Machray