Thomas Rattray

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The Most Reverend

Thomas Rattray,

Bishop of Dunkeld
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
Jacobite broadside - Portrait of Bish Thomas RATTRAY (1688-1743).jpg
Church Scottish Episcopal Church
In office1731-1743
Predecessor John Hamilton of Blair
Successor John Alexander
Other posts Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church (1738–1743)
Orders
Consecration4 June 1727
by  Arthur Millar
Personal details
Born1684
Died12 May 1743 (aged 59)
Nationality Scottish
Previous post Bishop of Brechin (1727–1731)

Thomas Rattray (1684–1743) was a Scottish Episcopalian bishop who served as the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church from 1738 to 1743. [1] [2]

He was chosen as Bishop of Brechin by the clergy of that diocese, in opposition to John Ochterlony who was the choice of the college of bishops. [1] He was consecrated in Edinburgh on 4 June 1727 by Primus Millar and bishops Gadderar and Cant, but the college of bishops contended that Rattray's consecration had been irregular and uncanonical. [1] [2] The matter was not resolved until he was appointed Bishop of Dunkeld in 1731. [1] [2] He was also elected the Primus in July 1738. [1] [2]

He died in office on 12 May 1743, aged 59. [1] [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Bertie, David M. (2000). Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000. Edinburgh: T & T Clark. p. 118. ISBN   0567087468.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Skinner, John (1818). Annals of Scottish Episcopacy. Aberbeen: A. Brown & Co. p.  535.
Scottish Episcopal Church titles
Preceded by
Robert Norrie
Bishop of Brechin
1727–1731
Succeeded by
John Ochterlony
Preceded by
John Hamilton
Bishop of Dunkeld
1731–1743
Succeeded by
John Alexander
Preceded by
David Freebairn
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
1738–1743
Succeeded by
Robert Keith