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Sunday, January 11, 2015

January 1672-1679 A.D. Alexander Young—Scots Episcopal Bishop of Edinburgh

January 1672-1679 A.D.  Alexander Young—Scots Episcopal Bishop of Edinburgh

Alexander Young (bishop)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alexander Young (died 1684) was a Scottish bishop.

Young was born in Aberdeen, of the Altbar family. In the winter of 1671, he became Bishop of Edinburgh, a position he held until his translation to be Bishop of Ross in 1679. This had been arranged by the Duchess of Lauderdale in order to allow John Paterson, Bishop of Galloway (not John Paterson, Young's predecessor at Ross) to hold the Diocese of Edinburgh. Young suffered from an ailment and in 1684 travelled to France to have an operation. He failed to survive the operation and died several weeks afterwards.


  • Keith, Robert, An Historical Catalogue of the Scottish Bishops: Down to the Year 1688, (London, 1824)

Preceded by
George Wishart
Bishop of Edinburgh
Succeeded by
John Paterson
Preceded by
John Paterson
Bishop of Ross
Succeeded by
James Ramsay

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