Falconer, Colin a Scotch prelate, was born in 1623, studied the liberal arts at St. Leonard's College, and graduated from the University of St. Andrews in 1645. He became a clergyman in 1651, and ministered to the parish of Essil, in the diocese of Moray, and a few years afterwards at Forres, where he continued until promoted to the bishopric of Argyle, September 5, 1679, whence he was translated to the see of Moray, February 7, 1680. He died at Spynie, November 11, 1686. See Keith, Scottish Bishops, pages 154, 292; Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 3:152, 169, 177, 446, 452.