George Haliburton (bishop of Dunkeld)

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George Haliburton
Bishop of Dunkeld
Church Church of Scotland
See Diocese of Dunkeld
In office 1662–1665
Predecessor Alexander Lindsay
Successor Henry Guthrie
Ordination N/A
Consecration 7 May 1662, Holyrood Palace
Personal details
Born 1616
Glenisla, Angus
Died 5 April 1665, Perth, Scotland
Previous post Minister of Perth

George Haliburton (1616–1665) was a 17th-century Scottish minister. The son of Janet Ogilvie, and her husband, George Haliburton senior, George was born in Glenisla, Angus, where his father was a minister.

In 1636, he graduated from King's College, Aberdeen, thereafter receiving his licence for the ministry from Meigle presbytery. He served as an army chaplain in 1640 and 1641, before being appointed minister of Menmuir in November 1642. The following year he married the daughter of David Lindsay, ex-Bishop of Edinburgh.

From 1 August 1644, he was in charge of Perth. He was briefly deposed (1644–1645) for saying a blessing while dining with the Marquess of Montrose. After the reinstatement of episcopacy in 1662, James Sharp, Archbishop of St Andrews recommended him for the bishopric of Dunkeld. He was consecrated Bishop of Dunkeld, on 7 May 1662, at Holyrood Palace, retaining control of Perth. He died at Perth on 5 April 1665 and was buried in the Greyfriars' Church.


  • Clarke, Tristram, "Haliburton, George (c.1616–1665)", in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 , accessed 20 Feb 2007
Title last held by
Alexander Lindsay
Bishop of Dunkeld
Succeeded by
Henry Guthrie