Alexander Smith (bishop, born 1684)

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Alexander Smith (1684–1766) was a Roman Catholic bishop who served as the Vicar Apostolic of the Lowland District, Scotland.


Born in Fochabers, Moray in 1684, he was ordained a priest on 19 April 1712. He was appointed the Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of the Lowland District and Titular Bishop of Mosynopolis by the Holy See on 19 September 1735. He was consecrated to the Episcopate in Edinburgh on 2 November 1735. The principal consecrator was Bishop James Gordon, and the principal co-consecrator was Bishop Hugh MacDonald. On the death of James Gordon on 18 February 1746, he automatically succeeded as the Vicar Apostolic of the Lowland District. He died in office on 21 August 1766, aged 73.[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. 459–460. 
  2. ^ "Bishop Alexander Smith". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
James Gordon
Vicar Apostolic of the Lowland District
Succeeded by
James Grant