Campbell, Alexander (1)

Campbell, Alexander (1), a Scotch prelate, son of Sir John Campbell, was made first Protestant bishop of Brechin while a boy, Ma 16, 1566, and was present with Regeit Moray in the convention at Perth, July 28, 1569. He had a leave of absence in 1567, to study abroad, went to Geneva, and, on his return home, in 1574, he exercised the office of particular pastor at Brechin, without interfering with episcopal duties. He sat in many parliaments, and retained the designation of bishop until his death, in February, 1608. See Keith, Scottish Bishops, p. 166; Fasti Eccles. Scotiance, iii, 889.

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