James Nicolson (bishop)

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search

James Nicolson (died 17 August 1607) was Bishop of Dunkeld in 1607. The second son of James Nicolson, He received a grant of a pension of £60 per annum on 6 February 1571, from Robert, Bishop of Caithness, payable from the Priory 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 1607, and when he died, Alexander Lindsay, was appointed to fill his place. He married Jane, daughter of Gilbert Ramsay of Baniff.


  • "Bayanne House". THE COUNTY FAMILIES OF THE SHETLAND ISLANDS. Retrieved April 22, 2006.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Grant, Frances J (1893). THE COUNTY FAMILIES OF THE SHETLAND ISLANDS.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Watt, D.E.R. & Shead, N.F. (eds.), The Heads of Religious Houses in Scotland from the 12th to the 16th Centuries, The Scottish Records Society, New Series, Volume 24, (Edinburgh, 2001)
Religious titles
Preceded by
Peter Rollock
Bishop of Dunkeld
Succeeded by
Alexander Lindsay