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CodeNA11193
Dates -1613
Person NameLindsay; David (-1613); Bishop of Ross
SurnameLindsay
ForenamesDavid
EpithetBishop of Ross
ActivityDavid Lindsay (1531?-1613), Bishop of Ross, was the son of Robert Lindsay of Kirkton, the brother of David, ninth Earl of Crawford. In 1560 he was nominated minister of Leith and by 1568 one of the prominent members of the general session of the Church of Scotland. He became influential at court and in 1589 accompanied James VI (1566-1625), king of Scotland, as chaplain on the journey to Norway, where he married the king and his bride, Anne of Norway, on 23 November 1589. They were subsequently crowned in Edinburgh in 1590 by Lindsay and Robert Bruce. His continued services to the king were rewarded in 1600 with the bishopric of Ross and with admission to the privy council. In 1604 he accompanied James VI when he travelled to England to be proclaimed James I, king of England. David Lindsay died in 1613 and was buried at Leith according to his wishes.
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