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John Douglas (1721–1807) by Sir William Beechey, exh. RA 1789 reproduced by kind permission of His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Church Commissioners. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Douglas, John (1721–1807), bishop of Salisbury and writer, was born on 14 July 1721 in Pittenweem, Fife, the second son of Archibald Douglas, a merchant, and his wife, who was the daughter of Melvill of Carsender in Fife. His paternal grandfather was a distinguished minister in the ...

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Alexander Penrose Forbes (1817–1875) by Valentine © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Forbes, Alexander Penrose (1817–1875), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Brechin, was born on 6 June 1817 at York Place, Edinburgh, the second eldest of the ten children of John Hay Forbes, Lord Medwyn (1776–1854), judge of the court of session, and his wife, Louisa Cumming Gordon (1779–1845)...

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Rose [Ross], Alexander (1645/6–1720), bishop of Edinburgh, was the second son of Alexander Rose (c.1609–1680), minister of Monymusk, Aberdeenshire, and Anna Forbes (d. in or after 1683). He graduated MA at King's College, Aberdeen, on 2 July 1667, and during 1669–70 attended ...

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Sandford, Daniel (1766–1830), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Edinburgh, was the second son of the Revd Dr Daniel Sandford (d. 1770) of Sandford Hall, Shropshire, and Sarah, daughter of the Reverend John Chapone. His mother's sister-in-law was Hester Chapone, the essayist. He was born at ...