William Wilson (bishop)

William Scot Wilson

William Scot Wilson (1806–1888) was an Anglican bishop in Scotland in the 19th century.[1]

Wilson was born in Pittenweem in 1806.[2] He was ordained in 1827 [3] and he was the rector of Holy Trinity Ayr [4] for over 50 years [5] and the Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway from 1859 until his death in Ayr in 1888.[6][7])[8]


  1. Holy Trinity Stirling
  2. “Scottish Notes and Queries” Bulloch,J (Ed) D Wyllie and Son 1900
  3. The Times, Monday, Mar 19, 1888; pg. 7; Issue 32337; col F Obituary
  4. ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  5. Episcopalians in Scotland and Ayr
  6. Caledonian Mercury Edinburgh, Scotland, 27 April 1859; Issue 21712
  7. Glasgow Herald Scotland, 19 March 1888; Issue 67
  8. Obituaries section "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
William Wade
Dean of Glasgow and Galloway
1845 1859
Succeeded by
Alexander Henderson
Preceded by
Walter John Trower
Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway
1859 1888
Succeeded by
William Thomas Harrison

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