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THE following List of Consecrations, with their dates, and the names of the consecrators, as extracted from their ecclesiastical register, will give a clear and distinct view of the Episcopal succession in Scotland since the Revolution, as far as the present bishops are concerned.
january 25, 1705. Mr. John SAGE, formerly one of the ministers of Glasgow, and Mr. John FULLART.on, formerly minister of Paisley, were consecrated at Edinburgh by John Paterson, Archbishop of Glasgow, Alexander Rose, Bishop of Edinburgh, and Robert Douglas, Bishop of Dunblane.* Bishop Sage died in june, 1711– Bishop Fullarton succeeded Bishop Rose, as Bishop of Edinburgh, in 1720, and died in May, 1727.
April 28, 1709. Mr. John FALconAR, minister at Cairnbee, and Mr. HENRY CHRISTIE, minister at Kinross, were consecrated at Dundee, by Bishop Rose, of Edinburgh, Bishop Douglas, of Dunblane, and Bishop Sage. Bishop Christie died in 1718, and Bishop Falconar in 1723.
August 25, 1711. The honourable ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL, who had been long in priest's orders, and resided mostly in London, was consecrated at Dundee, by Bishop
* Archbishop Paterson, Bishop Rose, and Bishop Douglas, with the other bishops of Scotland, were deprived at the Revolution by the civil power, because Episcopacy had been voted an insupportable grievance by the Scotch convention.
Rose of Edinburgh, Bishop Douglas of Dunblane, and Bishop Falconar. He was elected, Bishop of Aberdeen in 1721, which charge he resigned in 1724—and died june 16, 1744. February 24, 1712. Mr. JAMEs GADDERAR, formerly minister at Kilmaurs, was consecrated at London by Bishop Hickes,” Bishop Falconar, and Bishop Campbell. He was appointed Bishop of Aberdeen in 1724, and died in February, 1733. October 22, 1718. Mr. ARTHUR MILLAR, formerly minister at Inveresk, and Mr. WILLIAM IRv1Ne, formerly minister at Kirkmichael, in Carrick, were consecrated at Edinburgh, by Bishop Rose of Edinburgh, Bishop Fullarton, and Bishop Falconar, Bishop Irvine died November 9, 1725. Bishop Millar succeeded Bishop Fullarton, as Bishop of Edinburgh, and Primus,t and died October 9, 1727. After the death of Bishop Rose of Edinburgh, which happened March 20, 1720, October 17, 1722. Mr. ANDREw CANT, formerly one of the ministers of Edinburgh, and Mr. DAv1D FREEBAIRN, formerly minister of Dunning, were consecrated at Edinburgh, by Bishop Fullarton, Primus, Bishop Millar, and -Bishop Irvine, Bishop Cant died in 1721. Bishop Freebairn was elected Primus in 1731, afterwards Bishop of Edinburgh, and died in 1739. june 4, 1727. Dr. Thomas RATTRAY, of Craighall, was consecrated at Edinburgh by Bishop Gadderar, Bishop Millar, and Bishop Cant. He was appointed Bishop of Dunkeld, succeeded Bishop Freebairn as Primus, and died May 12, 1743. june 18, 1727. Mr. WILLIAM. DuNBAR, formerly minister* at Cruden, and Mr. Robert KEITH, presbyter in Edinburgh, were consecrated at Edinburgh, by Bishop Gadderar, Bishop Millar, and Bishop. Rattray. Bishop Dunbar was first appointed Bishop of Moray, and afterwards of Aberdeen, on the death of Bishop Gadderar in 1733. He died in 1746. Bishop Keith was first appointed Bishop of Caithness, afterwards of Fife. He was elected Primus after the death of Bishop Rattray, and died in january, 1756. , june 24, 1735. Mr. Robert WHITE, presbyter at Cupar in Fife, was consecrated at Carsebank, near Forfar, by Bishop Rattray, Bishop Dunbar, and Bishop Keith.He was appointed Bishop of Dunblane, succeeded Bishop Keith as Primus, and died in August, 1761. September 10, 1741. Mr. WILLIAM FALconAR, presbyter at Forres, was consecrated at Alloa, by Bishop Rattray, Primus, Bishop Keith, and Bishop White. He was first appointed Bishop of Caithness, afterwards of Moray; succeeded Bishop White as Primus, and died in 1784. October 4, 1742. Mr. JAMEs RAIT, presbyter at Dundee, was consecrated at Edinburgh by Bishop Rattray, Primus, Bishop Keith, and Bishop White. He was appointed Bishop of Brechin, and died in 1777.
'* Dr. George Hickes, formerly dean of Worcester, was consecrated in the Bishop of Peterborough's chapel, in the parish of Enfield, Fe. bruary 23d, 1693, by Dr. William Lloyd, Bishop of Norwich, Dr. Francis Turner, Bishop of Ely, and Dr. Thomas White, Bishop of Peterborough. Dr. Lloyd, Dr. Turner, and Dr. White, were three of the English bishops who were deprived, at the Revolution, by the civil power, for not swearing allegiance to William III. They were also three of the seven bishops who had been sent to the Tower by James II. for refusing to order an illegal proclamation to be read in their dioceses.
t Anciently no bishop in Scotland had the title of Archbishop, but one of them had a precedency, under the title of Primus Scotic Episcopus. In consequence of the revolution, after the death of Bishop Rose of Edinburgh, the Scotch bishops reassumed the old form, one of them being elected Primus, with power of convocating and presiding, according to their canons made in 1743. -
* Those clergymen, who, in consequence of the Revolution, were deprived of their parishes, are in this list called ministers: And those who had not been parish-ministers, under the civil establishment, are called presbyters.
- August 19, 1743. Mr. John ALExANDER, presbyter at Alloa, was consecrated at Edinburgh by Bishop Keith, Primus, Bishop White, Bishop Falconar, and Bishop Rait. He was appointed Bishop of Dunkeld, and died in 1776. July 17, 1747. Mr. Andrew GERARD, presbyter in Aberdeen, was consecrated at Cupar, in Fife, by Bishop white (having commission from Bishop Keith, the Primus, for that effect), Bishop Falconar, Bishop Rait, and Bishop Alexander. “He was appointed Bishop of Aberdeen, and died in October, 1767. ** 5une 24, 1762. Mr. Robert Forbes, presbyter in Leith, was consecrated at Forfar by Bishop Falconar, Primus, Bishop Alexander, and Bishop Gerard. He was appointed Bishop of Ross and Caithness, and died in 1776. September 21, 1768. Mr. Robert KILGour, presbyter in Peterhead, was consecrated at Cupar, in Fife, by Bishop Falconar, Primus, Bishop Rait, and Bishop Alexander. He was appointed Bishop of Aberdeen, succeeded Bishop Falconar as Primus, in 1784, and died March 22, 1790. August 24, 1774. Mr. CHARLEs Rose, presbyter at Down, was consecrated at Forfar, by Bishop Falconar, Primus, Bishop Rait, and Bishop Forbes. He was first appointed Bishop of Dunblane, afterwards of Dunkeld, and died in April, 1791. June 27, 1776. Mr. ARTHUR PETR1e, presbyter at Micklefolla, in Fyvie, was consecrated at Dundee, by Bishop Faléonar, Primus, Bishop Rait, Bishop Kilgour, and Bishop Rose. He was first appointed co-adjutor to Bishop Falconar, whom he afterwards succeeded as Bishop of Moray, and died April 19, 1787. September 25, 1782. Mr. John SKINNER, presbyter in Aberdeen, was consecrated in the chapel at Luthermuir, by Bishop Kilgour, Primus, Bishop Rose and Bishop Petrie. He was appointed coadjutor to Bishop Kilgour, on whose resignation he succeeded to the charge of the diocese of Aberdeen, in October, 1786, and was elected Primus in December, 1788. - > * 4 March 7, 1787. Mr. ANDREw MACFARLANE, presby. ter in Inverness, was consecrated at Peterhead, by Bishop Kilgour, Primus, Bishop Petrie, and Bishop Skinner. He was appointed coadjutor to Bishop Petrie, whom he succeeded soon after, as Bishop of Ross and Moray. , , -- September 26, 1787. Dr. WILLIAM ABERNETHY DRUMMond, one of the presbyters of Edinburgh, and Mr. John STRAcHAN, presbyter in Dundee, were consecrated at Peterhead, by Bishop Kilgour, Primus, Bishop Skinner, and Bishop Macfarlane. Bishop Abernethy Drummond was first appointed Bishop of Brechin, and afterwards of Edinburgh, which having also resigned, he is now Bishop of Glasgow. Bishop Strachan succeeded him as Bishop of Brechin. - * * September 20, 1792. Mr. JonATHAN WATson, presbyter at Laurence-kirk, was consecrated at Stonehaven, by Bishop Skinner, Primus, Bishop Macfarlane, Bishop Abernethy Drummond, and Bishop Strachan. He was appointed Bishop of Dunkeld, that diocese being vacant by the death of Bishop Rose. * - of june 24, 1796. Mr. Alexander Jolly, presbyter at Fraserburgh, was consecrated at Dundee, by Bishop Abernethy Drummond, Bishop Macfarlane, and Bishop Strachan. He was appointed coadjutor to Bishop Macfarlane, on whose resignation he succeeded soon after to the charge of the diocese of Moray.” Though the districts into which the Scotch bishops have divided their church are not exactly according to the limits of the dioceses under the legal establishment of Episcopacy, yet they still retain the names, by which they were