William Smith (bishop)

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The Most Reverend
William Smith
Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh
Church Roman Catholic
Archdiocese St Andrews and Edinburgh
Appointed 2 October 1885
In office 1885-1892
Predecessor John Strain
Successor Angus MacDonald
Ordination 15 April 1843
Consecration 28 October 1885
by Charles Eyre
Rank Metropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
Born (1819-07-03)3 July 1819
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died 16 March 1892(1892-03-16) (aged 72)
Nationality Scottish

William Smith (1819–1892) was a Catholic clergyman from Scotland. He served as the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh.

Born in Edinburgh on 3 July 1819, he was ordained a priest on 15 April 1843. He was appointed the Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh on 2 October 1885 and consecrated on 28 October 1885. The principal consecrator was Archbishop Charles Petre Eyre, with Bishops John McLachlan and Angus MacDonald as co-consecrators.

Smith died in office on 16 March 1892, aged 72.[1]


  1. ^ "Archbishop William Smith". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
John Menzies Strain
Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh
Succeeded by
Angus MacDonald