George Douglas (bishop)

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Bishop George Douglas' seal.

George Douglas (died 28 December 1589) was a late medieval Scottish nobleman and prelate. A son of Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus, he was elected by the chapter of the diocese of Moray by 22 December 1573 several months after the death of Patrick Hepburn, the previous Bishop of Moray. He held the bishopric for 16 years, until his death on 28 December 1589. He was buried in the church of Holyrood Abbey.


  • Keith, Robert, An Historical Catalogue of the Scottish Bishops: Down to the Year 1688, (London, 1924)
  • Watt, D.E.R., Fasti Ecclesiae Scotinanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638, 2nd Draft, (St Andrews, 1969)
Religious titles
Preceded by
Patrick Hepburn
Bishop of Moray
Succeeded by
Alexander Douglas II