Peter Blackburn

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Peter Blackburn was a Scottish scholar and prelate. Born in Glasgow, he became a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Glasgow.[1]

On 2 September 1600, King James VI of Scotland provided him as Bishop of Aberdeen,[2] attaching to the appointment a seat in the Parliament of Scotland - an innovation which was denounced by Charles Ferme.[3] Another part of the controversy was that no new bishop had been appointed since 1585, and Blackburn's provision, along with those of David Lindsay to the bishopric of Ross and George Gledstanes' provision to the bishopric of Caithness, broke this lull.[4]

He died on 14 June 1616, at Aberdeen.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Keith, An Historical Catalogue, p. 131.
  2. ^ a b Watt, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 4.
  3. ^ Gordon, "Ferme [Fairholm], Charles (1565/6–1617)".
  4. ^ MacDonald, "Gledstanes , George (c.1562–1615)".

References[edit]

  • Gordon, Alexander, "Ferme [Fairholm], Charles (1565/6–1617)", rev. Alan R. MacDonald, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 , accessed 22 Feb 2007
  • Keith, Robert, An Historical Catalogue of the Scottish Bishops: Down to the Year 1688, (London, 1924)
  • MacDonald, Alan R., "Gledstanes , George (c.1562–1615)", in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 , accessed 22 Feb 2007
Religious titles
Preceded by
David Cunningham
Bishop of Aberdeen
1600–1616
Succeeded by
Alexander Forbes