William Christie (Dean of Moray, Ross and Caithness)

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William Christie (26 January 1817 – 12 December 1885)[1] was a Scottish clergyman, inaugural Dean of the United Diocese of Moray, Ross, and Caithness,[2] having been the Dean of Ross since 1860.[3]

Christie was born in Monquhitter, the son of William Christie, dancing-master of Monquhitter, and his wife Mary (née Guthrie). He studied at King's College, Aberdeen. In addition to his ecclesiastical achievements, he was a folk song collector who published two volumes of songs entitled Traditional Ballad Airs, in 1876 and 1881.[2]

He died in Fochabers.


  1. ^ "Biography Details: William Christie". Moray, Scotland, Local Heritage Index, 1632-2014. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Bertie, David, ed. (1 November 2000). Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000. T&T Clark. p. 209. ISBN 978-0567087461. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  3. ^ The Times, Friday, Nov 18, 1864; pg. 11; Issue 25033; col A Ecclesiastical News
Religious titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Dean of Moray, Ross and Caithness
1864 to 1885
Succeeded by
John Ferguson