William Dunbar (bishop)

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William Dunbar, M.A.
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William Dunbar, M.A. (6 October 1661 – 7 January 1746) was a Scottish Episcopal clergyman who served as the Bishop of Moray and Ross (1727–35) and Bishop of Aberdeen (1733–1745).[1][2]

He was consecrated at Edinburgh as the Bishop of the Dioceses of Moray and Ross on 18 June 1727 by Arthur Millar, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, with bishops Gadderar and Rattray serving as co-consecrators. He also became the Bishop of the Diocese of Aberdeen on 5 June 1733, but retained Moray and Ross until 1735.[1][2]

He resigned the see of Aberdeen on 4 July 1745 and died on 7 January 1746, aged 84.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bertie, David M. (2000). Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000. Edinburgh: T & T Clark. p. 36. ISBN 0567087468. 
  2. ^ a b c Skinner, John (1818). Annals of Scottish Episcopacy. Aberbeen: A. Brown & Co. p. 535. 


Scottish Episcopal Church titles
Preceded by
See vacant
preceded by William Hay
Bishop of Moray
1727–1735
Succeeded by
See vacant
followed by George Hay (bishop-elect)
Preceded by
See vacant
preceded by James Ramsay
Bishop of Ross
1727–1735
Succeeded by
Robert Keith
Preceded by
James Gadderar
Bishop of Aberdeen
1733–1745
Succeeded by
Andrew Gerard