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MACHRAY, Robert, Canadian Anglican bishop, born in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1832. He is the son of an advocate, and was educated at King's college in his native city and at Cambridge, where he was graduated in 1851. He was ordained priest in 1856, became vicar of Medingley the same year, and in 1858 was appointed dean of Sydney college, Cambridge. In 1860-'1 he was university examiner, and in 1865 Ramsden university preacher. In 1865 he was consecrated bishop of Rupert's Land, at Lambeth, by the archbishop of Canterbury, and the bishops of London, Ely, and Aberdeen. The diocese at the time of Bishop Machray's appointment included the present province of Manitoba and the northwest territories. In visiting the mission stations that were scattered over this extensive tract of country, he encountered many privations and dangers, and travelled thousands of miles by canoe and dog-sleigh. In 1874 his diocese was subdivided, and the see of Rupert's Land now comprises the province of Manitoba, part of the district of Cumberland, and the districts of Swan River, Norwayhouse, and Lac La Pluie. In the same year Bishop Machray was appointed metropolitan of the whole northwest country. In 1881 he became chancellor of the University of Manitoba, and is now (1888)professor of ecclesiastical history in the theological college there.
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