Alexander MacDonald (Vicar Apostolic of the Highland District)

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Alexander MacDonald
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Reference style The Right Reverend
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Alexander MacDonald (1736–1791) was a Roman Catholic bishop who served as the Vicar Apostolic of the Highland District, Scotland.

Born in Bornish, South Uist in 1736, he was ordained a priest on 10 August 1764. He was appointed the Vicar Apostolic of the Highland District and Titular Bishop of Polemonium by the Holy See on 30 September 1779. He was consecrated to the Episcopate on 12 March 1780. The principal consecrator was Bishop George Hay, and the principal co-consecrator was Bishop Alexander Cameron. In 1783, he moved the seminary for the Highland District to Samalaman House. He died in office on 9 September 1791, aged 55.[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. 466–467. 
  2. ^ "Bishop Alexander MacDonald". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
John MacDonald
Vicar Apostolic of the Highland District
Succeeded by
John Chisholm