The Book of Glasgow Cathedral

edited by George Eyre-Todd, 1898 (Pages 74 – 82) Hitherto nearly all the bishops of Glasgow had taken a prominent part in the government of the kingdom, but presently, at the decisive climax of Scotland’s history, Glasgow was to furnish a bishop great enough to checkmate the aggressions of the greatest of the English kings.  […]

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The Bishops of Scotland

by John Downden, D.D., LL.D. Bishop of Edinburgh, 1912 (pages 306-309) ROBERT WISCHARD. Nephew [nepos) of William Wischard (M.). Cousin [consanguineus) of William Wischard (Sc. x. 29): archdeacon of Lothian, ‘juvenis aetate sed moribus senior’ (ib.). Elected, apparently, in 1271 ; but not consecrated till Sunday before the feast of the Purification, 1272-3, that is, […]

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Bishop Robert Wishart | The Warrior Bishop

Essay by Rev. James Primrose (Mediaeval Glasgow, Pages 34 – 59, Published 1913) WHEN Bishop Robert Wishart, in 1272, began his rule over the diocese of Glasgow, Scotland was enjoying a period of great national prosperity under Alexander III., known among his countrymen, as “the Peaceable King.” Commerce with the Continent was in so flourishing […]

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Henry Murray Wishart (1913 – 1944)

Henry Murray Wishart was born on 6 April 1913 in Grandview, Manitoba. He was the third of ten children born to Andrew Murray Wishart, a farmer and labourer from Portage La Prairie, and Beatrice Winifred McNichol. Henry (or Murray as he was generally known) lived in Russell and left school aged eleven to work as […]

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