Robert Laurie (bishop)

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Robert Laurie (died 1677), the son of Joseph Laurie, was a seventeenth-century Church of Scotland prelate. He was minister of Stirling before becoming, after the Restoration and the reinstitution of episcopal order in Scotland, Dean of Edinburgh.

In 1671 he became Bishop of Brechin, but because of the tiny size of that bishopric was allowed to retain his deanery as well as a position at Holy Trinity in Edinburgh. He served as Bishop of Brechin until his death in 1677. The historian Robert Keith referred to him as "a celebrated preacher, and a man of moderation".[1]


  1. ^ Keith, Historical Catalogue, p. 168.


Church of Scotland titles
Preceded by
David Strachan
Bishop of Brechin
Succeeded by
George Haliburton