George Gordon (bishop)

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George Gordon (died 1588) was a 16th-century Scottish prelate. He was the son of Alexander Gordon, Bishop of Galloway, and the brother of John Gordon, also Bishop of Galloway. He was a cousin of the earls of Huntly, being the great-grandson of Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly.

George Gordon was provided to the bishopric of Galloway on the resignation of his brother John on 8 July 1586. There is no evidence that he ever received consecration before his death, which occurred sometime between 1 April and 5 November 1588. After his death, hostility in Scotland to episcopacy meant that no new bishops were made until 1605.


  • Donaldson, Gordon, "The Bishops and Priors of Whithorn", in Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History & Antiquarians Society: Transactions and Journal of Proceedings, Third Series, vol. 27 (1950), pp. 127–54
  • Dowden, John, The Bishops of Scotland, ed. J. Maitland Thomson, (Glasgow, 1912)
  • Watt, D. E. R., Fasti Ecclesiae Scotinanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638, 2nd Draft, (St Andrews, 1969)
Religious titles
Preceded by
John Gordon
Bishop of Galloway
Succeeded by
next succeeded by
Gavin Hamilton