Alexander Dunbar Winchester

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Alexander Dunbar Winchester
Born 1625
Garmouth, Moray, Scotland
Died 14 January 1708
Other names Alexander Winster
Education Scots College, Rome
Religion Roman Catholic
Ordained 21 May 1656
Offices held
Prefect of Scotland

Alexander Dunbar Winchester (also known as Alexander Winster) (1625–1708) was a Roman Catholic clergyman who served as the Prefect of Scotland.

Born in Garmouth, Moray, in 1625, he took the oath in the Scots College in Rome on 21 May 1651, and for the next seven years studied philosophy and theology. He was ordained a priest in the Scots College on 21 May 1656. He was appointed the Prefect of Scotland by the Holy See on 12 June 1662. He resigned in 1668, but was reappointed again in 1672, only to resign again in July 1693. He died on 14 January 1708, aged 83.[1][2]


  1. ^ Brady, W. Maziere (1876). The Episcopal Succession in England, Scotland and Ireland, A.D. 1400 to 1875. Volume 3. Rome: Tipografia Della Pace. pp. 455–456. 
  2. ^ "Father Alexander Dunbar Winchester (Winster)". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
William Ballantine
Prefect of Scotland
and 1672–1693
Succeeded by
Thomas Nicolson
as vicar apostolic