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for that effect) Bishop Falconar, Bishop Rait, and Bishop Alexander. He was appointed bishop of Aberdeen, and died in October, 1767.
JUNE 24, 1762. Mr. Robert FOREES, 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, Primu:, Bishop Rait, and Bishop Forbes. He was first appointed bithop of Dunblane, afterwards of Dunkeld, and died in Apri, 1791.
June 27, 1776. Mr ARTHUR PETRIE, presbyter at Micklefolla in Fyvie, was consecrated at Dundee, by Bishop Falconar, 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, prefbyter in Aberdeen, was confecrated in the chapel at Luthermuir, by Bishop Kilgour, Primus, Bishop Rose and
bishop Bishop Petrie. He was appointed co-adjutor 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.
MARCH 7, 1787. Mr. Andrew MACFARLANE, presbyter in Inverness, was consecrated at Peterhead, by Bishop Kilgour, Primus, Bishop Petrie, and Bishop Skinner. He was appointed co-adjutor 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, 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.
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 co-adjutor to Bishop Mac
farlane, on whose resignation, he succeeded soon after to the charge of the diocese of Moray.t
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 of old distinguished, with the exception of Fife, instead of St. Andrews. Every diocesan bishop has his distinct charge, and without assuming any other local jurisdiction than what was acknowledged in the primitive church for the first three centuries, may as properly be denominated bishop of the place or charge assigned to him, as St. James has always been called bishop of Jerusalem, Ignatius, bishop of Antioch, or Cyprian, bishop of Carthage. On this footing the Episcopal college in Scotland consists at present of the following members :
Mr. John SKINNER, bishop of Aberdeen, and Primus.
APPEN† A few more presbyters have been consecrated bishops in Scotland, since the Revolution ; but as they had no hand in carrying on the Episcopal fuccession, it was thought unnecessary, in making out this list, to mention their consecrations.
I HE Letters of Consecration granted to Bithop Sage in 1705, and referred to in page 390 of this work, are thus expressed :
« Apud Edinburgum, die vicesimo quinto menfis Janu« arii, anno ab incarnato Domino, et Servatore noftro, “ millesimo, septingentefimo quinto.
NOS— Joannes, providentia divina, Archiepiscopus Glascuensis, Alexander, mileratione divina, Episcopus Edin. burgensis, et Robertus, miseratione divina, Episcopus Dunblanensis, in timore Domini ponderantes plerosque fratrum noftrorum cariflimorum, et in collegio Episcopali collegarum (hoc nupere elapso, et ecclesiæ noftræ luctuoso curriculo) in Domino obdormüffe, nosque perpaucos qui divina mifericordia fuperftites sumus, multiplicibus curis, morbis, atque ingravescente fenio tantum non confectos effe : Quapropter ex eo quod Deo supremo, Servatori noftro, facrofanctæ ejus ecclefiæ, et pasteris debemus, in animum induximus, officium, caraâerem, et facultatem Episcopalem, aliis probis, fidelibus, ad docendum et regendum idoneis hominibus committere ; inter quos quum nobis ex propria scientia conftet, reverendum noftrum fratrem Joannem Sage, artium magiftrum, et presbyterum Glafouenfum tanto muneri, ap:um et idoneum ete; nos
igitur divini numinis præfidio freti, fecundum gratiam nobis concessam, die, mense, anno supraícriptis, in facrario Domus archiepiscopi Glafcuensis, supradictum Joannem Sage, ordinavimus, consecravimus, et in nostrum Episcopale collegium co-optavimus. In cujus rei teftimonium, Sigilla Joannis Archiepiscopi Glascuenfis, et Alexandri Episcopi Edinburgensis, (sedis Sancti Andreæ nunc vacantis vicarii) huic instrumento (chirographis nostris prius munito) appendi mandavimus.
· Ro. DUNBLANEN.
a Loc. Sigil. Episcop. Edinb.) (Loc. Sigil, Archiepis. Glas.)
In fome of the subsequent deeds or instruments of consecration, we find a still more direct reference to the prefervation of the Episcopal succession. They are expressed in the following terms
NOS—&c.- Amictisfimæ hujus, cui nos Deus præposuit, ecclesiæ Scoticanæ concordiæ, paci, unitati atque ordini qua licet et quantum in tantis et talibus anguftiis pofsumus consulentes, dilectissimo in Christo fratri - presbytero, et paftore de , quem hodie in collegium noftrum Episcopale consecrando co-optavimus, ejufdem ecclesiæ Scoticanæ portionem, quæ in provincia ceu ditione
- Deo- militat, specialem commendamus, ejusque curæ Epifcopali, ufque quo clementior Deus ecclesiæ fuæ,' sui Christi sponsæ in hoc terrarum angulo-heu quantum laboranti! benignius profpexerit: Hoc etiam unum ardentissimis adjicientes votis, ut in Domino confifus, mullisque persecutionum procellis territus, prædictus frater, ne
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