Aeneas Chisholm (Bishop of Aberdeen)

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For the early 19th century Roman Catholic bishop, see Aeneas Chisholm (vicar apostolic).

Aeneas Chisholm (1836–1918) was a Scottish prelate who served as the Roman Catholic Bishop of Aberdeen from 1899 to 1918.[1]

Born in Inverness on 26 June 1836, he was the fourth son of Colin Chisholm, solicitor. He was educated at Blairs College in Kincardineshire, then at the Scots College in Rome. He was ordained a deacon on 1 May 1859 and a priest on 15 May 1859, returning to Scotland in 1860. In 1890, he became the rector of Blairs College. He was awarded honorary degrees of Doctor of Divinity from Rome and Doctor of Laws from the University of Aberdeen. He was appointed the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Aberdeen by the Holy See on 7 January 1899, and consecrated to the Episcopate on 24 February 1899. The principal consecrator was Bishop (later Archbishop) Angus MacDonald, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop (later Archbishop) James August Smith and Bishop William Turner.[1]

He died in office on 13 January 1918, aged 81.[1]


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  1. ^ a b c Bishop Aeneas Chisholm at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 3 October 2010.
  • Aberdeen Weekly Journal. Published on 4 January 1899. p. 7.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Hugh MacDonald
Bishop of Aberdeen
Succeeded by
George Henry Bennett