John MacDonald (Vicar Apostolic of the Highland District)

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John MacDonald
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Reference styleThe Right Reverend
Spoken styleMy Lord or Bishop

John MacDonald (1727–1779) was a Roman Catholic bishop who served as the Vicar Apostolic of the Highland District of Scotland.

Born in Ardnamurchan, Argyllshire in 1727, he was ordained a priest on 1 April 1752. He was appointed the Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of the Highland District and Titular Bishop of Tiberiopolis by the Holy See on 25 February 1761. He was consecrated to the Episcopate at Preshome on 27 September 1761. The principal consecrator was Bishop Hugh MacDonald, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop Alexander Smith and Bishop James Grant. On the death of Bishop MacDonald on 12 March 1773, he automatically succeeded as the Vicar Apostolic of the Highland District. He died in office on 9 May 1779, aged 52.[1][2]


  1. ^ Brady, W. Maziere (1876). The Episcopal Succession in England, Scotland and Ireland, A.D. 1400 to 1875. Volume 3. Rome: Tipografia Della Pace. pp. 465–466.
  2. ^ "Bishop John MacDonald". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 3 October 2010.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Hugh MacDonald
Vicar Apostolic of the Highland District
Succeeded by
Alexander MacDonald