Charles Pressley Smith

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In this multi-word name, the family name is Pressley Smith, not Smith.

The Very Rev Charles Pressley Smith [1] was an eminent Anglican Priest in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[2]

Born into an ecclesiastical family in Fraserburgh in 1862,[3] he was educated at Aberdeen University and ordained after a period of study at Edinburgh Theological College in 1885. Initially, he was a Curate at Edinburgh Cathedral and then Priest in charge of St Martin’s, Edinburgh.[4] He was Rector of St John’s, Oban and in 1897 became its Dean until 1987, a post he held until 1930.[5] He died on 9 September 1935.


  1. ^ ” Burke's landed gentry of Great Britain” Dewar, P.B (Ed) London, London, Burke’s 2001 ISBN 0-9711966-0-5
  2. ^ ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  3. ^ His father was the Rev. F. Smith sometime Incumbent of St John’s Church, Arpafeelie “Who was Who” 1897–2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  5. ^ Ecclesiastical Intelligence The Times Thursday, Mar 25, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35160; col B
Religious titles
Preceded by
Arthur John Maclean
Dean of Argyll and The Isles
1897 – 1930
Succeeded by
Alexander Stewart MacInnes