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Rattray, Thomas, 1684-1743 (Episcopalian Bishop)



Thomas Rattray, of Craighall (1684-1743), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Dunkeld, was the eldest son of James Rattray (d. 1692), laird of Craighall, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire, and Elizabeth, daughter of Sir George Hay of Megginich. He succeeded as laird at his father's death on 13 July 1692. In 1713, when he was twenty-nine, Rattray sought baptism by immersion and confirmation from Bishop John Falconer, probably as the necessary canonical preliminary to ordination. By 1724 at least he was one of the clergy in the former diocese of Brechin. He married Margaret (c.1690-1737), daughter of Thomas Galloway, second Lord Dunkeld, and they had two sons, including the golfer and physician John Rattray, and three daughters.

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Thomas Rattray: Scottish tune book, 'Mr. Thomas Rattray his book for playing upon'

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8976
Scope and Contents

Dance tunes (reels, strathspeys, minuets), song tunes, for violin, by G.S., Lord Kellie, Corelli, and others.

Dates: 1760 (Circa)
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