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Bishop James Nicholson, Bishop of Dunkeld

Birthplace: Edinburgh, , Scotland
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of James Nicolson, 1st of Lasswade and Lochend and Janet Swinton
Husband of Jane Ramsay
Father of Bessie Nicholson; Margaret Nicholson and James Nicholson
Brother of Thomas Nicolson and John Nicolson of Lasswade

Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About Bishop James Nicolson

From: "The County families of the Shetland Islands" by Frances J. Grant, Published 1893.

JAMES NICOLSON, the second son of James Nicolson,

He received a grant of a pension of £60 per annum on 6th February, 1571, from Robert, Bishop of Caithness, payable from the Abbey of St Andrews, “becaus he hes bene twyis schorne of the stane, and is continewallie vexit with that infirmitie.” He was a prominent man in the Church of Scotland soon after the Reformation, and was minister of Cortachy in 1580, and Meigle in 1583. He was selected by the General Assembly to sit in conference regarding stipends in 1592, 1596, 1606, and 1607, was appointed Bishop of Dunkeld in 1606, and died 17th August, 1607, when Gavin, Bishop of Galloway, was appointed to fill his place. He married Jane, daughter of Gilbert Ramsay of Banff, and had issue,

  1. James
  2. Margaret
  3. Bessie
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Bishop James Nicolson's Timeline

Edinburgh, , Scotland
Age 50
Lockend, Shetland, Scotland
Age 52
August 17, 1607
Age 57
September 26, 1893
Age 57
January 18, 1894
Age 57
January 22, 2002
Age 57