Roger Gordon

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Roger Gordon (d. 1579 × 1587) was a 16th-century Scottish cleric. He was Dean of Dunblane Cathedral from at least 13 April 1554, a position he may have retained for the remainder of his life.[1] He was elected to the bishopric of Galloway on the death of Alexander Gordon in 1575.[2] He got crown confirmation to the bishopric with mandate for consecration on 17 September 1578.[2]

However, John Gordon had been chosen as successor by Alexander in 1568, 7 years before the latter's death, and John Gordon seems to have prevented Roger from taking up the position of Bishop of Galloway in practice.[3] Roger was called "pretended bishop" on 27 June 1579.[2] Roger never seems to have taken possession of the see.[2] He died before 12 May 1587.[4]


  1. ^ Watt, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 82.
  2. ^ a b c d Watt, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 133.
  3. ^ Watt, Fasti Ecclesiae, pp. 132-3.
  4. ^ Watt, Fasti Ecclesiae, pp. 82, 133.


  • Watt, D. E. R., Fasti Ecclesiae Scotinanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638, 2nd Draft, (St Andrews, 1969)
Religious titles
Preceded by
William Gordon
Dean of Dunblane
1551 × 1554 – 1577 × 1587
Succeeded by
John Johun
Preceded by
Alexander Gordon
Bishop of Galloway
1578 – 1579 × 1587
Succeeded by
John Gordon
Dean of the Chapel Royal
1578 – 1579 × 1587