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Dowden, John (1840–1910), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Edinburgh and scholar, was born on 29 June 1840 at Cork, the fifth of the five surviving children of John Wheeler Dowden (1799–1891), linen draper, and his wife, Alicia Bennett (d. 1869), daughter of John Barter Bennett...

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Haggart, Alastair Iain Macdonald (1915–1998), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Edinburgh, was born at 30 Nairn Street, Glasgow, on 10 October 1915, the son of Alexander Macdonald Haggart, a timekeeper, and Janet Mackay. The family had moved from Fort William to Glasgow, where the young ...

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Rattray, Thomas, of Craighall (1684–1743), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Dunkeld, was the eldest son of James Rattray (d. 1692), laird of Craighall, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire, and Elizabeth, daughter of Sir George Hay of Megginich. He succeeded as laird at his father's death on 13 July 1692. In 1713, when he was twenty-nine, ...

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Russell, Michael (1781–1848), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Glasgow and Galloway, was born in Edinburgh on 12 August 1781, the eldest son of John Russell of Edinburgh and Euphan, née Hamilton. He matriculated at Glasgow University in November 1800, and graduated MA in 1806. Afterwards he was appointed second master of the grammar school at ...

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Patrick Torry (1763–1852) by unknown engraver © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Torry, Patrick (1763–1852), Scottish Episcopal bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld, and Dunblane, born on 27 December 1763 in the parish of St Edward, Aberdeenshire, was the son of Thomas Torry, a woollen cloth manufacturer at Garneston, and his wife, Jane, née Watson, daughter of a farmer in the same parish. He was raised as a member of the ...