David Strachan (bishop)

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David Strachan (died 1671) was a Scottish clergyman. Originating in a branch of the house of Thorntoun in the Mearns, he opted for a career in the Kirk and became parson[dubious ] of Fettercairn. In 1662, after the Restoration, episcopacy was restored in the Church of Scotland and Strachan was appointed Bishop of Brechin. He was consecrated on 1 June 1662. He held the position until his death in 1671.


  • Keith, Robert (1824), An Historical Catalogue of the Scottish Bishops: Down to the Year 1688 (New ed.), London: Printed for Bell & Bradfute
Church of Scotland titles
Preceded by
Last preceded by
Walter Whitford
Bishop of Brechin
Succeeded by
Robert Laurie