John Hamilton of Blair, son of John Hamilton of Blair and Barbara Elphinstone, was a 17th-century Church of Scotland minister and bishop. He was a descendant of John Hamilton, Archbishop of St Andrews. Made Bishop of Dunkeld on 19 October 1686, he held this position until the Glorious Revolution brought an end to the Restoration Episcopate of the Scottish church in 1688. After 1688, he was a minister in Edinburgh and sub-dean of the chapel-royal.
The Church of Scotland, also known by its Scots language name, the Kirk, is the national church of Scotland. It is Presbyterian and adheres to the Bible and Westminster Confession; the Church of Scotland celebrates two sacraments, Baptism and the Lord's Supper, as well as five other rites, such as confirmation and matrimony. It is a member of the World Communion of Reformed Churches.
The Bishop of St. Andrews was the ecclesiastical head of the Diocese of St Andrews and then, as Archbishop of St Andrews, the Archdiocese of St Andrews.
The Bishop of Dunkeld is the ecclesiastical head of the Diocese of Dunkeld, one of the largest and more important of Scotland's 13 medieval bishoprics, whose first recorded bishop is an early 12th-century cleric named Cormac. However, the first known abbot dates to the 10th century, and it is often assumed that in Scotland in the period before the 12th century, the roles of both bishop and abbot were one and the same. The Bishopric of Dunkeld ceased to exist as a Catholic institution after the Scottish Reformation but continued as a royal institution into the 17th century. The diocese was restored by Pope Leo XIII on 4 March 1878; it is now based in the city of Dundee.
The Killing Time was a period of conflict in Scottish history between the Presbyterian Covenanter movement, based largely in the south west of the country, and the government forces of Kings Charles II and James VII. The period, roughly from 1680 to the Glorious Revolution of 1688, was subsequently called The Killing Time by Robert Wodrow in his The History of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland from the Restoration to the Revolution, published in 1721–22. It is an important episode in the martyrology of the Church of Scotland.
James Blair was a Scottish-born clergyman in the Church of England. He was also a missionary and an educator, best known as the founder of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, US.
Robert Blair was a Scottish Nonconformist divine, excommunicated in 1634. However, in 1646 he became moderator of the General Assembly.
The sequence of the Cambuslang clergy reflects pretty accurately the development of the Christian Church in Cambuslang, Scotland.
John Blair may refer to:
George Haliburton was a Scottish cleric and Jacobite. Haliburton received his education at St Salvator's College, St Andrews, obtaining a Master of Arts on 12 June 1652, and a Doctorate in Divinity in 1673.
Alexander Forbes (1564–1617) was a late 16th-century and early 17th-century Scottish churchman. Born around 1564, he was the son of Helen Graham and her husband John Forbes of Ardmurdo.
Arthur Rose was a Scottish minister, Archbishop of St Andrews, and, informally, the first Episcopal Primate of Scotland, after the fall of the Restoration Episcopate in 1689.
James Aitken was a 17th-century Scottish prelate.
John Guthrie was a Scottish prelate active in the first half of the 17th century. The son of the goldsmith Patrick Guthrie and Margaret née Rait, in 1597 he completed an MA at the University of St Andrews, becoming a Reader at the church of Arbroath in the same year. Two years later, on 27 August 1599, he became minister of Kinnell parish church in Angus. In the following years he was translated to various churches. In 1603, he became minister of Arbirlot parish, Angus. In 1617, he became minister in the city of Perth, before, on 15 June 1621, becoming minister of the parish of St Giles in Edinburgh.
Murdoch MacKenzie was a 17th-century Scottish minister and prelate.
Alexander Rose (1647–1720) was a Scottish scholar, minister and bishop. He was a Church of Scotland minister before becoming Professor of Divinity at the University of Glasgow and Principal of St Mary's College, St Andrews. He rose to become Bishop of Moray and then Bishop of Edinburgh. He was responsible for failing to convince King William III of England that the Scottish bishops could be trusted, leading to the abolition of Episcopacy in Scotland. Rose continued as a nonjuring bishop, eventually becoming leader of the informal and embryonic Scottish Episcopal Church.
Alexander Douglas was a Church of Scotland minister and bishop. Minister at Elgin for 17 years, he was elevated to the bishopric of Moray, receiving crown provision on 30 November 1602. He was not consecrated, however, for over eight years, not until he received consecration at Edinburgh on 15 March 1611. He died 11 May 1623, at Elgin. He was buried at the church of St Giles, Elgin, in a vault by a window.
James Ramsay (c.1624–1696), bishop of Dunblane, bishop of Ross, was son of Robert Ramsay (1598?–1651). The latter was successively minister of Dundonald (1625–40), of Blackfriars or College Church, Glasgow (1640–7), and of the High Church, Glasgow (1647–51); was dean of the faculty of Glasgow University 1646 and 1650–1, rector in 1648, and principal from 28 August 1651 until his death in the following September. He is buried in Canongate Churchyard. His grave is officially "lost" but the ornate, illegible stone on the east side of the church, now somewhat spuriously ascribed to Rizzio is probably his.
John Paterson (1632–1708) was the last archbishop of Glasgow in the Church of Scotland. He was the youngest son of John Paterson, bishop of Ross. John, after some preliminary studies at Marischal College, University of Aberdeen, was admitted as a student of theology at the University of St Andrews on 13 March 1655, and he is entered as regent in St Leonard's College under date of 3 February 1658, indicating that he had taught the junior class in the preceding year.
Gavin Hamilton, bishop of Galloway, was the second son of John Hamilton of Orbiston, Lanarkshire. The father, descended from Sir James Hamilton of Cadzow, fell at the battle of Langside, fighting for Mary, Queen of Scots.
Robert Douglas was a seventeenth- and early eighteenth Scottish churchman. Son of Robert Douglas of Kinmonth, a relative of the Earls of Angus, he was educated at King's College, Aberdeen, before beginning life as a preacher around 1650. He became the minister of Laurencekirk in the Mearns, then Bothwell and Renfrew; after the Restoration, King Charles II presented him to the parsonage of Hamilton, a position which came with the deanery of Glasgow.
Andrew Wood was a Scottish prelate from the 17th century. The son of David Wood, Church of Scotland minister, by a daughter of John Guthrie, Bishop of Moray, he followed his father's career in the ministry.
James Hamilton was a Scottish minister of presbyterian views, active in Ireland until deposed from his living.
Andrew Lumsden, M.A. (1654–1733) was a Scottish clergyman who served as the Bishop of Edinburgh (1727–1733) and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church (1727–1731).
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