Alexander, John (1)

Alexander, John (1), a Scotch Episcopalian, was born in 1703. He was ordained deacon and priest in the Scottish Church, and officiated at Alloa. In 1743 the clergy of Dunkeld elected him to be their diocesan, and he was consecrated bishop Aug. 9. In the persecution of the Episcopalians, the chapel of Alexander was razed to the ground, his house was plundered, and he was obliged to conceal himself. He resumed his duties, in spite of the penalties, after the first violence of the persecution ceased, and died in 1776. See Lawson, Hist. of the Scottish Episcopal Church; Keith, Catalogue (Russel's ed.); Skinner, Annals.

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