The Most Reverend

Logie Danson

Bishop of Edinburgh
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
ChurchScottish Episcopal Church
In office1939-1946 (Bishop of Edinburgh)
1943-1946 (Primus)
PredecessorHarry Reid
SuccessorKenneth Warner
by Walter Robberds
Consecration21 September 1917
by Randall Davidson
Personal details
Born(1880-06-14)14 June 1880
Arbroath, Angus, Scotland
Died9 December 1946(1946-12-09) (aged 66)
Walkerburn, Scottish Borders, Scotland
ParentsJames Myers Danson & Frances Ellen Rees
Ada Irene Harvey
(m. 1918)
Previous post(s)Bishop of Labuan and Sarawak (1917-1931)
Alma materAberdeen University

Ernest Denny Logie Danson (14 June 1880 – 9 December 1946) was an Anglican bishop in the first half of the 20th century.[1]


He was born into a distinguished clerical family — his father was Myers Danson, Dean of Aberdeen and Orkney[2] on 14 June 1880 and educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond and Aberdeen University. He was ordained deacon in 1906 and priest in 1907 and began his career with a curacy at St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee.[3] From 1906 he was a Missionary Priest in Southeast Asia eventually becoming Bishop of Labuan and Sarawak.[4]

He then returned to England as a Canon Residentiary of Carlisle Cathedral[5] and Assistant Bishop of Carlisle (both 1931–1938)[2] before being appointed Provost of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh and an Assistant Bishop of Edinburgh.[2] He was then elected diocesan Bishop of Edinburgh in 1939.[6] Four years later he was elected Primus of Scotland;[7] ill-health caused him to resign as Primus in May 1946,[8] and to resign his See in September[9] before his death on 9 December 1946.[10]


  1. ^ National archives
  2. ^ a b c "Danson, Ernest Denny Logie". Who's Who. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  3. ^ ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  4. ^ Bishops of Labuan and Sarawak Archived 4 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  6. ^ Diocesan History
  7. ^ BU Theology Library[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Primus of Scotland: Dr. Danson's Resignation". Church Times (#4349). 31 May 1946. p. 325. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 3 March 2020 – via UK Press Online archives.
  9. ^ "The Scottish Church: Resignation of the Bishop of Edinburgh". Church Times (#4364). 13 September 1946. p. 549. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 3 March 2020 – via UK Press Online archives.
  10. ^ Obituary Dr. Logie DansonThe Times Thursday, 12 December 1946; pg. 7; Issue 50632; col D
Church of England titles Preceded byRupert Mounsey Bishop of Labuan and Sarawak1917–1931 Succeeded byNoel Hudson Preceded byWilliam Margetson Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh1938–1939 Succeeded byColin Dunlop Preceded byHarry Reid Bishop of Edinburgh1939–1946 Succeeded byKenneth Warner Preceded byArthur Maclean Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church1943–1946 Succeeded byJohn How