Cisholm, William a Scotch prelate, was, during the lifetime of his uncle William, constituted coadjutor and future successor in the see of Dunblane, in 1564. He was much employed by the queen in civil and public affairs. He was also one of the commissioners for the divorcing of the earl of Bothwell from lady Jane Gordon. He went to France, Where it is said he was made bishop of Vaison. He died a Carthusian at Grenoble. See Keith, Scottish Bishops, page 180.