August 22, 1813, Bishopwearmouth, England.

May 16, 1856, Grahamstown, South Africa.


Son of a doctor, Armstrong was educated at Charterhouse, and Lincoln College, Oxford (BA 1836). Taking Holy Orders in 1837, he became Curate of Alford (1837); Priest-Vicar of Exeter Cathedral (1841); Rector of St. Paul’s, Exeter (1843); Vicar of Tidenham (1845); and Bishop of Grahamstown, South Africa (1853). He founded St. Andrew’s College at Grahamstown in 1855. His memoirs, by T. T. Carter, were published in 1857. His other works include:

  1. O Lord, Thy Benediction Give
  2. O Thou Who Makes Souls to Shine

Armstrong’s burial place