Andrew Carruthers

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Andrew Carruthers (1770–1852) was a Roman Catholic bishop who served as the Vicar Apostolic of the Eastern District of Scotland.

Born in Drumillan Miln on 7 February 1770, he was the son of Catholic parents, Andrew Carruthers and his Lucy Rigg.[1] The priest and historian James Carruthers was his brother.[2]

Carruthers was ordained a priest on 25 March 1795. He was appointed the Vicar Apostolic of the Eastern District and Titular Bishop of Ceramus by the Holy See on 28 September 1832. He was consecrated to the Episcopate on 13 January 1833. The principal consecrator was Bishop Thomas Penswick, Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District of England, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop Andrew Scott and Bishop James Kyle. He died in office on 24 May 1852, aged 82.[3][4]


  1. ^ Aspinwall, Bernard. "Carruthers, Andrew". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/4768.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^  Stephen, Leslie, ed. (1887). "Carruthers, James". Dictionary of National Biography. 9. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  3. ^ Brady, W. Maziere (1876). The Episcopal Succession in England, Scotland and Ireland, A.D. 1400 to 1875. Volume 3. Rome: Tipografia Della Pace. p. 469. 
  4. ^ "Bishop Andrew Carruthers". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Alexander Paterson
Vicar Apostolic of the Eastern District
Succeeded by
James Gillis