Gleig, George, Lld

Gleig, George, LL.D.

a Scotch prelate, was born at Boghall, Kincardineshire, May 12, 1753, and educated at King's College, Aberdeen. He, took orders in his twenty-first year, and was ordained to the pastoral charge of a congregation at Pittenweem, Fifeshire, whence he removed in 1790 to Stirling. He was twice chosen bishop of Dunkeld, but the opposition of the primate rendered the election null. In 1808 he was consecrated assistant and successor to the bishop of Brechin, in 1810 was preferred to the sole charge, and in 1816 was elected primate of the Episcopal Church of Scotland. He died at Stirling, in February 1839. He was a frequent contributor to the Monthly Review, the Gentleman's Magazine, the Anti- Jacobin Review, and the British Critic. He also wrote several articles for the third edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and on the death of the editor, Colin Macfarquhar, in 1793, was engaged to edit the remaining volumes. He also published, Directions for the Study of Theology (1827): various Sermons, and other works. See Walker, Life of Bishop Gleig (1879); Encyclop. Brit. 9th ed. s.v.

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