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THE following Lift of Confecrations, with their dates,
and the names of the confecrators, as extracted from their ecclefiaftical register, will give a clear and distinct view of the Epifcopal fucceffion in Scotland fince the Revolution, as far as the present bishops are concerned.
JANUARY 25, 1705. Mr. JOHN SAGE, formerly one of the minifters of Glasgow, and Mr. JOHN FULLARTON, formerly minifter of Paifley, were confecrated at Edinburgh by John Paterson, archbishop of Glasgow, Alexanander Rofe, bishop of Edinburgh, and Robert Douglas, bishop of Dunblane. Bishop Sage died in June, 1711. — Bishop Fullarton fucceeded 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 Kin
* Archbishop Paterfon, bishop Rofe and bishop Douglas, with the other bishops of Scotland, were deprived at the Revolution by the civil power, because Epifcopacy had been voted an infupportable grievance, by the Scotch
rofs, were confecrated at Dundee, by Bishop Rofe of Edinburgh, Bishop Douglas of Dunblane, and Bishop Sage. Bishop Chriftie died in 1718; and Bishop Falconar in 1723.
AUGUST 25, 1711. The honourable ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL, who had been long in prieft's orders, and refided moftly in London, was confecrated at Dundee, by Bishop Rofe of Edinburgh, Bishop Douglas of Dunblane, and Bifhop Falconar. He was elected bifhop of Aberdeen in 1721, which charge he refigned in 1724-and died June 16, 1744.
FEBRUARY 24, 1712. Mr. JAMES GADDERAR, formerly minister at Kilmaurs, was confecrated at London by Bishop Hickes,* Bishop Falconar, and Bifhop Campbell. He was appointed bishop of Aberdeen in 1724, and died in February, 1733.
OCTOBER 22, 1718. Mr. ARTHUR MILLAR, formerly minifter at Inveresk, and Mr. WILLIAM IRVINE, formerly minifter at Kirkmichael in Carrick, were confecrated at Edinburgh, by Bishop Rofe of Edinburgh, Bishop Fullarton, and Bifhop Falconar. Bishop Irvine died Novem ber 9, 1725. Bifhop Millar fucceeded Bifhop Fullarton,
Dr. George Hickes, formerly dean of Worcester, was confecrated in the bishop of Peterborough's chapel in the parish of Enfield, February 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 alfo three of the feven bishops who had been fent to the Tower by James II. for refufing to order an illegal proclamation to be read in their diocefes.
as bishop of Edinburgh, and Primus,† and died October 9, 1727.
After the death of Bifhop Rofe of Edinburgh, which happened March 20, 1720,
OCTOBER 17, 1722. Mr. ANDREW CANT, formerly one of the minifters of Edinburgh, and Mr. DAVID FREEBAIRN, formerly minifter of Dunning, were confecrated at Edinburgh, by Bishop Fullarton, Primus, Bishop Millar, and Bishop Irvine. Bishop Cant died in 1728. Bifhop Freebairn was elected Primus in 1731, afterwards bishop of Edinburgh, and died in 1739.
JUNE 4, 1727. Dr. THOMAS RATTRAY of Craighall was confecrated at Edinburgh by Bishop Gadderar, Bishop Millar, and Bishop Cant. He was appointed bifhop of Dunkeld, fucceeded Bishop Freebairn as Primus, and died May 12, 1743.
JUNE 18, 1727. Mr. WILLIAM DUNBAR, formerly minifter at Cruden, and Mr. ROBERT KEITH, prefbyter in Edinburgh, were confecrated at Edinburgh, by Bifhop Gadderar, Bifhop Millar, and Bifhop Rattray. Bi
Anciently, no bishop in Scotland had the title of archbishop, but one of them had a precedency, under the title of Primus Scotia Epifcopus. In confequence of the Revolution, after the death of Bishop Rofe of Edinburgh, the Scotch bishops reaffumed the old form, one of them being elected Primus, with power of convocating and prefiding, according to their canons made in 1743.
Thofe clergymen, who, in confequence of the Revolution, were deprived of their parishes, are in this lift called minifters: And those who had not been parish-minifters, under the civil eftablishment, are called prefbyters,
fhop 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, prefbyter at Cupar in Fife, was confecrated at Carfebank, near Forfar, by Bishop Rattray, Bishop Dunbar, and Bishop Keith.He was appointed bishop of Dunblane, fucceeded Bishop Keith as Primus, and died in Auguft, 1761.
SEPTEMBER 10, 1741. Mr. WILLIAM FALCONAR, Prefbyter at Forres, was confecrated at Alloa, by Bishop Rattray, Primus, Bifhop Keith, and Bishop White. He was first appointed bishop of Caithnefs, afterwards of Moray; fucceeded Bifhop White as Primus, and died in 1784.
OCTOBER 4, 1742. Mr. JAMES RAIT, prefbyter at Dundee, was confecrated at Edinburgh by Bishop Rattray, Primus, Bifhop Keith, and Bithop White. He was appointed bishop of Brechin, and died in 1777.
AUGUST 19, 1743. Mr. JOHN ALEXANDER, prefbyter at Alloa, was confecrated at Edinburgh, by Bishop Keith, Primus, Bifhop White, Biop Falconar, and Bifhop Rait. He was appointed bishop of Dunkeid, and died in 1776.
JULY 17, 1747. Mr. ANDREW GERARD, prefbyter in Aberdeen, was confecrated at Cupar in Fife, by Biop White (having commiflion from Bishop Keith, the Primus,