Harry Reid (bishop)

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The Right Reverend

Harry Reid
Bishop of Edinburgh
Church Scottish Episcopal Church
Diocese Edinburgh
Elected 1929
In office 1929-1939
Predecessor Somerset Walpole
Successor Logie Danson
Ordination 1884
Consecration 1929
Personal details
Born (1866-06-30)June 30, 1866
Died January 18, 1943(1943-01-18) (aged 76)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Buried St John's, Edinburgh
Nationality Scottish
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater University of Glasgow
Bishop Harry Reid's grave, St Johns, Edinburgh

Harry Seymour Reid (30 June 1866 - 18 January 1943) was Bishop of Edinburgh from 1929[1] until 1939.


He was educated at Loretto School[2] and Glasgow University. He was ordained in 1884[3] and began his career with a curacy at St John the Evangelist, Edinburgh.[4] After this he was Senior Chaplain at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh and then held incumbencies at St Mark’s, Portobello, Edinburgh and St Paul’s, York Place in the same city. In 1919 he became Dean of Edinburgh before his appointment to the episcopate.

He is buried near the south-west corner of St John's churchyard in Edinburgh.


Reid married first Elizabeth Maria (1857-1898), whose grave is pictured. He married secondly, at St. John′s Mission church in Edinburgh on 24 June 1902, to Edith Tait, daughter of Professor Peter Tait.[5]


  1. ^ New Bishop Of Edinburgh. Dean Reid Elected The Times Saturday, Apr 27, 1929; pg. 15; Issue 45188; col C
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory", London, Hamilton & Co, 1889
  4. ^ Church web-site
  5. ^ "Marriages". The Times (36804). London. 26 June 1902. p. 1.
Religious titles
Preceded by
John Wilson
Dean of Edinburgh
Succeeded by
William Perry
Preceded by
Somerset Walpole
Bishop of Edinburgh
Succeeded by
Logie Danson

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