The History of Leith

June 3, 2012

The Bishop of Ross.

The first Protestant minister of Leith, at the
settlement of the Reformation in 1560, was David
Lindsay, who was Moderator of the Assembly in
1557 and 1582, and who, is the year 1573, attended
Sir William Kirkaldy of Grange on the scaffold.
He accompanied James VI. to Norway, married
him to Anne of Denmark, and baptised their sons :
the Prince Henry, who died young, and the Duke
of Albany, afterwards Charles I. So early as 1597
his inclination to episcopacy alienated him from
his Presbyterian brethren; and in 1600, as a reward
for aiding the king in defence of his royal prerogative,
he was made Bishop of Ross.

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