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Forbes Alexander Penrose

Forbes, Alexander Penrose (1817-1875), was born at Edinburgh, and educated partly at Edinburgh Academy, partly under a private tutor. He entered at Haileybury with a view to preparing for the Indian Civil Service, and proceeded in due course to Madras, but ill-health compelled his return to England. He then entered at Brasenose College, Oxford, and in 1841 obtained the Boden scholarship for Sanskrit. He graduated in 1844, and came under the influence of the High Church movement. He was ordained, and, after serving as curate, was made vicar of St. Saviour's, Leeds, in 1846. In 1847 he became Bishop of Brechin, and ten years later he was proceeded against, and "censured and admonished" for his advanced doctrinal views. He wrote upon the Nicene Creed, the Thirty-nine Articles, and other theological subjects.