BrMS 3/DC 60/24
Manuscripts from the Episcopal Chest.
- 1740 (Creation)
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Dean Christie was born in 1858, the son of the Reverend William Christie, the incumbent of Fochabers and Dean of Moray. He was educated at Aberdeen University and Edinburgh Theological College, being ordained in 1881. Following curacies at Leith, and Hornsey, London, he became the incumbent of Stonehaven in 1890, where he remained until his death in 1931. He was examining chaplain to the Bishop of Brechin 1904-1916, and was synod clerk 1909-1917. In 1917 he became Dean of Brechin.
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(509) Request by the clergy of Edinburgh for a mandate to elect a bishop addressed to the bishops of Scotland. 17 January, 1740. Second request by the clergy of Edinburgh for a mandate to elect a bishop with a reply from the bishops. Comment in Keith's shorthand transcribed by Christie. Includes notes by Christie and a key to Bishop Keith's shorthand. Letter, 30 April 1740, from Bishop Keith to Bishop Auchterlonie (transcribed from shorthand). Same letter with addendum sent to another bishop. Asks for opinions on the second address from the Edinburgh clergy. Draft of appointment of Alexander Hunter as Dean of Edinburgh. . Continuation of Keith's letter: gives his alteration to a memorial concerning the acknowledgement of the Bishop of Edinburgh with some notes by Christie. Note by Christie on an attempt by Bishop Rattray and Keith to persuade the 'King', [James Edward Stuart] to appoint a Bishop of Edinburgh and a short biographical note on Arthur Elphinston. Note by Bishop Keith, suggests the 'King' would make the appointment if there was unanimity in the Bishops' recommendation.
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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997
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