Robert White (bishop)
|The Most Reverend|
Bishop of Fife|
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
|Church||Scottish Episcopal Church|
|Other posts||Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church (1757-1761)|
|Consecration||24 June 1735|
|Died||16 August 1761|
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Grace|
He was the son of Charles White, a Dundee merchant, and Susanna Douglas, daughter of the Right Reverend Robert Douglas, Bishop of Dunblane. After his education at the University of Oxford, he was ordained sometime between 1709 and 1716. His first pastoral appointment was as the Incumbent of Essie, Glamis (c. 1716–32). His next two appointments were as Curate (1732–33) and then Incumbent (1733–61) of Cupar.
In 1735, he was chosen to be the Bishop of Dunblane, but David Freebairn, Primus of the Church, refused to confirm the election. Despite this, he was consecrated at Carsebank, Forfar on 24 June 1735 by bishops Thomas Rattray, William Dunbar and Robert Keith. He was translated to the bishopric of Fife on 26 October 1743. He was also elected Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church in 1757.
- Bertie, David M. (2000). Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689–2000. Edinburgh: T & T Clark. ISBN 0567087468.
- Keith, Robert (1824). Russel, Michael, ed. An Historical Catalogue of the Scottish Bishops: Down To The Year 1688. Edinburgh: Printed for Bell and Bradfute.
|Scottish Episcopal Church titles|
| Bishop of Dunblane
John Alexander (administrator)
| Bishop of Fife
| Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church