John Wilson (priest)

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The Very Reverend John Skinner Wilson (5 January 1849, Fyvie – 11 November 1926, Strathtay[1]) was an eminent Anglican priest in the first quarter of the twentieth century.[2]

John Skinner Wilson was born in 1849 and educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond and St Catharine's College, Cambridge.[3] He was ordained in 1873 and was Rector of St George's, Edinburgh [4] after which he was appointed Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh in 1897, a post he held until he died on 11 November 1926.


  1. ^ Venn has 13 November 1926 as his date of death
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ "Wilson, John Skinner (WL868JS)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
Religious titles
Preceded by
James Francis Montgomery
Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh
1897 – 1919
Succeeded by
Edward Lowry Henderson