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ABEL, ARTHUR CLARK

Born at Kintore, Aberdeenshire, 1865. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Dudhope, Dundee, 1893.


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FUFC, p.383

He served in Dundee – Dudhope.


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ABEL, GEORGE

Born at Kintore, 1856. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Udny, Aberdeenshire, 1881.


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FUFC, p.427

He served in Udny, Aberdeenshire.


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ABEL, ROBERT HENDERSON IRELAND

Born at Skene, Aberdeenshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Fettercairn, Kincardineshire, 1881. Went to South Africa, 1891, and was settled at East London, 1892.


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Background
He was born on 17th July and baptized on 4th August, 1850, in Skene, Aberdeenshire, the son of William Abel, farmer, and Elizabeth Silver.

Marriage
He married Williamina Clark Grant Anderson in 1881 in Aberdeen. She was born on 31st August, 1855, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the daughter of William Anderson and Mary Walker.

Ministry
He served in Fettercairn, Kincardineshire. In 1901 his family were in St Machar, Aberdeen. He himself was a visitor in Duthil, Inverness-shire, described as a minister of the United Free Church. In 1911, the whole family were in St Machar, Aberdeen.

Death
He died in the 4th quarter of 1931, in Manchester North, Lancashire, England, aged 81. His wife died in 1937 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Williamina Abel born, on 18th August, 1882, in Fettercairn, Kincardineshire. She gained her M.D., Ch.B., degrees at Aberdeen University and a D.Sc. from Glasgow University. She had a distinguished academic career – for example, a communication from her was read to the Royal Society of Edinburgh on the development of the autonomic nervous mechanism of the alimentary canal of the bird.

Source
pubmedcentralcanada.ca/picrender.cgi? artid=771943&blobtype=pdf


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ABERNETHY, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Auchtertool, Fife, 1781. Studied at the University and King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Bolton, East Lothian, 1816. After the Disruption the church was preached vacant a few Sabbaths before his death, or rather, was pronounced vacant, for no audience could be got to witness the ceremony. Died, 26th July, 1843.


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FES, Vol.1, p.357

He served in Bolton, East Lothian.


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ADAM, DAVID STOW, D.D.

Born at Langside, Glasgow, 1859. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire, in 1886. Translated to Kelso in 1890, and to St. Andrew’s, Greenock, in 1895.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.159

He served in Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire; Kelso – North, Roxburghshire; and Greenock – St. Andrew’s, Renfrewshire.


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ADAM, HECTOR MAIBEN, B.D.

Born at Glasgow, 1852. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Marykirk, Kincardineshire, 1876. He married Mary Murray Hay, 1878; translated to Bon-Accord, Aberdeen, 1879.

Publication.—Memoir of Rev. James Jolly, Chalmers Territorial Church, Edinburgh.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.429

He served in Marykirk, Kincardineshire; and in Aberdeen – Bon-Accord.


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ADAM, JAMES

Born, 1820. Ordained, 1843. Minister of a Congregational church in North Wales. In 1846 was received into the Free Church, and admitted to the charge of Ladhope. Resigned, owing to ill-health, in 1849. Mr. Adam accepted a call to the Free West Church, Glasgow, 1854, but was again compelled to seek work in a warmer climate. He became minister at Castlemain, Victoria, where he died, 1861.


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Background
He was born around 1820, the son of James Adam and Agnes Campbell.

Ministry
He served in Ladhope, Roxburghshire; and in Glasgow – West. He was received by the Presbyterian Church in Victoria on 3rd October 1860 and inducted in Castlemaine on 19th February, 1861.

Death
He died on 6th December, 1861 in Victoria.

Source
Hamilton, A Jubilee History, p.192


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ADAM, JOHN, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Kilsyth, 1818. Ordained to the West Church, Alloa, 1843. Married, 1847, Charlotte Chancellor Collyer. Translated to the South Church, Aberdeen, 1849, and to Wellpark, Glasgow, 1867. [Vol. 2, under Aberdeen – South, says he was translated 1868.] Retired in 1875, when he became Convener of the Home Mission Committee. Dr. Adam was a lucid and effective public speaker, an accomplished debater, and he possessed a thorough knowledge of Church law. Died, 1890.

PublicationsAn Exposition of the Epistle of James. Headship of Christ.


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Background
He was born and brought up in the parish of Denny, Stirlingshire, the son of John Adam, merchant.

Education
He received his initial education in Denny, Stirlingshire; thereafter he matriculated in the University of Glasgow in 1832, and was licensed in 1842. He received his D.D. from Glasgow University in 1868.

Marriage
His marriage to Charlotte Chancellor Collyer on 5th December, 1847, was registered at Ayr and at Alloa, Clackmannanshire. She was baptized on 1st October, 1819, in Libberton, Lanarkshire, the daughter of Daniel Collyer and Elisabeth Chancellor. Her sister, Catharine, was wife of Andrew Hunter Cowan.

Ministry
A “John Adam, Larbert, Falkirk” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Alloa – West; Aberdeen – South; and in Glasgow – Wellpark.

Death
He died sometime between midnight and 1 a.m. on 19th November, 1890, at his home at 3 Marchmont Terrace, Hillhead, Glasgow. This resulted from an accident sustained three weeks earlier when, about to enter a tramway car in St Vincent Place, Glasgow, he was knocked down by a lorry. He was buried in the Western Necropolis, Maryhill, Glasgow. His wife died in 1909 in Ardoch, Perthshire.

Family
They had issue, including:

(1) John Adam born on 10th August, and baptized on 9th September, 1849, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen.

(2) Elizabeth Chancellor Adam born on 12th May and baptized on 15th June, 1851, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen. She married Daniel Houston Walker, iron merchant, in 1873 in Blythswood, Glasgow. She died in 1914 in Kelvin, Glasgow.

(3) Daniel Collyer Adam born on 7th December, 1852, and baptized on 9th January, 1853, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen. He married Christina Jane Reid in 1884 in Victoria, Australia.

(4) William John Adam born on 19th September, and baptized on 29th October, 1854, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen. He graduated M.B., C.M., from Glasgow University in 1876.

(5) George Bonar Adam born on 13th March, 1856, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. He died in Victoria, Australia, in 1926.

(6) Andrew Smith Adam born on 6th December, 1857, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. He was a minister of the United Free Church of Scotland according to the 1911 census – but he does not appear in FUFC.

(7) James McCombie Adam born on 4th August, 1859, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. He died in 1934 in George Square, Edinburgh.

(8) Charlotte Eliza Adam born on 25th February, 1861, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She died in 1957 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(9) Alexander Forbes Adam born on 15th November, 1862, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. He emigrated to the USA about 1885. He was a steel merchant. In 1893, he married and later divorced Alice May Beesley who was born in May, 1866, in Illinois, USA.

Sources
DEATH OF THE REV. DR ADAM, OF GLASGOW: The Scotsman (1860-1920) [Edinburgh, Scotland] 20 Nov 1890: 5

DEATH OF REV. DR ADAM: Aberdeen Weekly Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland), Wednesday, November 26, 1890; Issue 11173


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ADAM, THOMAS, M.A.

Born in the parish of Bothwell, 1853. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Cumbernauld, Dumbartonshire, 1883; married, the same year, Elizabeth S. Paterson.


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FUFC, p.85

He served in Cumbernauld, Dunbartonshire.


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ADAMS, JOHN, B.D.

Born in the parish of Markinch, 1859. Studied at Glasgow University and the Free Church College, Aberdeen. He was ordained at Inverkeillor, 1888; and married, 1889, Margaret Swinton

Publication.—Kingless Folk.


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FUFC, p.374

He served in Inverkeillor, Angus.


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ADAMS, JOHN ESSLEMONT, B.D.

Born at Hamilton, 1866. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Perceton, Ayrshire, 1894.


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FUFC, p.420

He served in Perceton and Dreghorn, Ayrshire.


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ADAMSON, ALEXANDER, B.D.

Born at Leith, 1845. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Old Cumnock, 1874; married, the same year, Janet S. Duncan. Translated to Chapelshade, Dundee, 1882.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.382

He served in Old Cumnock, Ayrshire; and Dundee – Chapelshade.


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ADAMSON, ROBERT MORGAN, M.A.

Born at Cupar, 1867. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ardrossan, 1892; married, 1893, Robina S. T. Addis.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.148

He served in Ardrossan, Ayrshire.

His sons, Graham Forrester Adamson and Henry Lee Adamson, were ministers of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.318.


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ADAMSON, THOMAS, D.D.

Born at St. Andrews, 1851. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Prestonkirk, Haddingtonshire, 1876. Married, 1877, Isabella M. Buntin; translated, 1884, to Falkirk; and, 1888, to Anderston Church, Glasgow.

Publications.—The Spirit of Power. Studies of the Mind in Christ.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.227

His daughter, Annie Baillie Adamson, married George A.F. Knight, a Free Church minister.

He served in Prestonkirk, East Lothian; Falkirk, Stirlingshire; and Glasgow – Anderston.


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ADDIS, THOMAS, D.D.

Born in London, 1814. Studied at the University and Divinity Hall, St. Andrews. Ordained at Morningside, Edinburgh, 1841. Married, 1842, R. S. Thorburn. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. He formed the Morningside Free Church congregation, and remained its minister for 56 years. Died, 1899.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.84

He served in Edinburgh – Morningside.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Thomas Addis.


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AFFLECK, WILLIAM, B.D.

Born at Edinburgh, 1838. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, also at Erlangen University. Ordained at Auchtermuchty, 1867. Married, 1875, Williamina Jane Davidson.

Publications.—Translations of Janet’s Final Causes; Godet’s Introduction to New Testament; St. Paul’s Epistles; and Gospel Collection and St. Matthew; Martensen’s Individual Ethics.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.368

He served in Auchtermuchty, Fife.


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AGNEW, DAVID CARNEGIE ANDREW

Third son of Sir Andrew Agnew, Bart. Born, 1821. Studied at Edinburgh University and Theological Hall. Ordained at Wigtown, 1851. Married Eleanora J. K. R. Bell, 1855. Retired, 1875. Died 1887.

Publications.—The Theology of Consolation. Memoir of Henry de Ruvigny, Earl of Galway—Protestant Exiles from France—Huguenot Refugees. Protestant Lectures and Addresses. The Soul’s Business and Prospects—Sermons.


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Background
He was born on 3rd May, 1821, in Leswalt, Wigtownshire, the son of Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw, 7th Bart., and Madeline Carnegie. His brother, Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw, 8th Bart., was the father of Rosina Constance Agnew who married James Davidson, a Free Church minister.

Education
He attended Blackheath Proprietary School, London, England.

Marriage
He married Eleanora James Kerr Ross Bell, on 18th April, 1855, in Morningside, Edinburgh. She was born on 31st October, 1818, in Edinburgh, the daughter of George Bell, surgeon, and Isabella Ross.

For an account of the ramifications of the Bell family, see the Bell Tree on this web-site.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Ayr on 15th November, 1843. After serving in Aberdeen and in Ireland, he was ordained in Wigtown on 2nd October, 1851, till 2nd March, 1875. He removed to Edinburgh in 1878.

Death
David Agnew died on 16th March, 1887, in St George, Edinburgh, aged 65. His wife died on 22nd March, 1903, in Morningside, Edinburgh, aged 84.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Andrew David Carnegie Agnew born on 15th May, 1856, in Wigtown. He married Minnie Dale Buchanan, daughter of David Dale Buchanan and Mary Amm, on 28th December, 1882. He lived, at least for a time, in South Africa. He died on 4th October, 1927.

(2) Isabella Geraldine Agnew born in 1857, in Wigtown. She died there in 1859.

(3) Agnes Madeline Eleanora Agnew born on 9th November, 1861, in Wigtown. She married James Macdonald on 30th November, 1897, in St George, Edinburgh. He was a Writer to the Signet and was Deputy Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland. She died on 4th July, 1937, in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Publications
Working-man’s week; or, Thoughts on the creator’s distribution of labour and rest (1850)

On the principles associated with the memory of the late Sir Andrew Agnew (1851)

Rest and responsibility, pictured in the fourth commandment (1851)

Saved soul’s work, described in three discourses (1851)

Palace of the people (1852)

Living machinery and perpetual motion (1852)

Neighbourly religion and self-denial (1852 )

All railroads, post-offices, &c., already closed on the Sabbath to consistent Sabbatarians (1853)

Divine authority no metaphysical mystery (1853)

Lead us not into temptation (1853)

Paternal prohibitions and restraints (1853)

Prize and a blank (1853)

Who are the poor on (what ought to be) the day of rest? (1853)

Saturday half-holiday for many, an auxiliary to the Sabbath made for man (1855)

Soul’s business and prospects familiarly discussed in several sermons (1863)

Henri de Ruvigny, Earl of Galway; a filial memoir, with a prefatory life of his father, le Marquis de Ruvigny (1864)

A covenant with our eyes (ca. 1865, Series Occasional papers on Sabbath observance; no. 12)

Protestant exiles from France in the reign of Louis XIV.; or, the Huguenot refugees and their descendants in Great Britain and Ireland (1866)

Theology of consolation; or, An account of many old writings and writers on that subject (1881)

Sources
www.thepeerage.com/p12135.htm

wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=kosmoid&id=I7535

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: David C. A. Agnew.


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AGNEW, JOSEPH

Born at Partick, Glasgow, 1854. Studied at Glasgow University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dunbar, 1886. Married, the same year, Margaret Wilson Stenhouse; and, in 1898, Isabella Redpath Graham.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.62

He served in Dunbar, East Lothian.


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AGNEW, WILLIAM

Born at Edinburgh, 1852. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Gallatown, Kirkcaldy, in 1878. Retired, 1898, to become editor of the Stirling Tract Enterprise and of the Children’s Missionary Magazine. Married, 1881, Anne Murray Alexander.


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Background
He was baptized on 24th October, 1852, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the son of George Agnew and Jessie or Janet Munro.

Marriage
He married Annie Murray Alexander in 1881 in Newington, Edinburgh.. She was born on 9th July, 1855, in Edinburgh, the daughter of George Alexander, builder, and Ann Murray.

Ministry
He served in Kirkcaldy – Gallatown, Fife. He resigned from there on 13th December, 1898.

Death
He died in 1910 in Stirling. His wife died there in 1929.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) George Alexander Agnew born in 1882, in Dysart, Fife. In 1901 he was a law apprentice. He died in 1946 in Newington, Edinburgh

(2) Eric Munro Agnew born in 1887 in Dysart, Fife. He served in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in WW1 and was awarded the military Cross for conspicuous gallantry in leading a raid on an enemy position at Salonika. He attended Glasgow School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art. He became an artist, designer and teacher. In the 2nd quarter of 1927, he married Laura Emma Elizabeth Jenner Wilson in Kensington, London, England. She was born on 9th February, 1901, in Sydney, New South Wales. She was a dancer, actress and ballet teacher.

He died in the 1st quarter of 1951, in Hampstead, London, England. His wife died on 14th May, 1999, in London, England.

Sources
Supplement to the London Gazette, 11th January, 1919, p.603

www.artbiogs.co.uk/1/artists/agnew-eric-munro

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/obituary-laura-wilson-1097378.html

www.blouinartinfo.com/artist/361875/lots

Free Church of Scotland Monthly, 2 January, 1899, Personal


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AINSLIE, JOHN, D.D. (St. Andrews)

Born at Edinburgh, 1808. Studied at Edinburgh University and Theological Hall. Ordained at Dirleton, 1835. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission; translated to St. Andrews, 1847. Retired, 1876. Married, 1841, Catherine W. Duff; and, in 1860, Janet Scougall or Willoughby. Died, 1895.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.361

He served in Dirleton, East Lothian; and St. Andrews, Fife.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: John Ainslie.


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AIRD, GUSTAVUS, D.D.

Born in the parish of Kilmuir-Easter, 1813. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Croick quoad sacra parish in the quoad civilia parish of Kincardine, Ross-shire, 1841. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission; translated to Creich, Sutherlandshire, 1843. Married, 1861 Mary Sim. Dr. Aird was Moderator of the General Assembly which met at Inverness in 1888. He collected a considerable amount of information regarding religious life in the counties of Ross and Sutherland. A portion of his manuscript has been published under the title of Religious Life in Ross. Died in Manchester, 1898.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.52

He served in Croick, Ross and Cromarty; and Creich, Sutherland.

For family connections, see the Bayne Tree.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Gustavus Aird.


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AITKEN, ALEXANDER

Born in the united parishes of Killean and Kilchenzie, Kintyre, 1853. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Yester, Haddingtonshire, 1881. Married, the same year, Sarah Jane Greig. Translated to Dalry, Edinburgh, 1894. [Vol. 2 under Yester says he left in 1893.]


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.7

He served in Yester, East Lothian; and Edinburgh – Dalry.


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AITKEN, ANDREW, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1861. Studied at the University of Aberdeen and at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cambusnethan, 1895. Married, 1897, Isabella Margaret Stevenson. Died, 1898.


Supplementary Information

Background
He is recorded as Andrew Aitken or Taylor, born on 1st April, 1861, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the son of Alexander Aitken and Isabella Taylor. (His parents were married there the following year.)

Education
He studied at Aberdeen University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, from 1886-1890.

Marriage
He married Isabella Margaret Stevenson, in 1897, in Cambuslang, Glasgow. She was born on 8th June, 1865, in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, the daughter of James Stevenson and Isabella Stewart.

Ministry
After being licensed, he did evangelistic work for three and a half years at Cambuslang, Glasgow, and for two years was assistant in Barclay Church, Edinburgh. He was then called to Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. After two years work there, his health gave way.

Death
He died in February, 1898, in Forres, Moray. His wife died in 1940 in Ayr.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Andrew Aitken.


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AITKEN, JAMES A.

Missionary teacher at Poona, 1839. Ordained by the Presbytery of Bombay, 1844. Married, 1868. Accepted an appointment in a Government school at Berar, Central Provinces, India, where he died 1870.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.686

Marriage
He married a sister of Daniel Edward, a missionary to the Jews at Breslau. The only identifiable sister of Daniel Edward is Christina Erskine Edward baptized on 5th January, 1818, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. If he married in 1868, it must have been a second marriage.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Edward Hamilton Aitken born on 16th August, 1851, at Satara in the Bombay Presidency, India. He married in 1883, a daughter of John Chalmers Blake, Free Church minister, and Cecilia Whittet. He was a civil servant in India, well known for his humorist writings on natural history in India and as a founding member of the Bombay Natural History Society. He died on 11th April, 1909, in Morningside, Edinburgh. An Isabella Mary Aitken or Blake died there in 1924 – born around 1858. This corresponds with one of the daughters of John Chalmers Blake.

Source
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Hamilton_Aitken


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AITKEN, MARK

Born about 1784. Licensed by the Presbytery of Chirnside, 1813. Ordained, 1816, as minister of the Presbyterian Chapel, Sunderland. Presented to parish of Dyke, Morayshire, by George IV in 1821. Became clerk of the Presbytery of Forres in 1837. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. For ten years after 1843 Mr. Aitken lived in Forres, some four miles from his church. Eventually a manse was built, but harassment and fatigue had undermined his constitution. Retired, 1855. Died, 1869.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.417

His daughter, Mary Aitken, married Peter McLaren, a Free Church minister.

He served in Dyke, Moray.


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AITKEN, ROBERT

Born near Glasgow, 1787. Studied at the University of Glasgow. Ordained minister of the Burgher Secession congregation at Kirkintilloch, 1811. Translated to Dundee, 1816. Joined the Church of Scotland in 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1845.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.485

FES, Vol.5, p.342 – where he is Robert Aiken.

His son William Wilson Aitken was a Free Church minister – see Aitken, William Wilson


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AITKEN, WILLIAM WILSON

Son of the foregoing. Born at Dundee, 1824. Studied at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Carlops, Peeblesshire, in 1860. Married, 1881, Susan C. Donald. Was for many years clerk of the Presbytery of Dalkeith. He remained outside the Union of 1900.


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Background
He was born on 26th September, and baptized on 28th October, 1824, in Dundee, the son of Robert Aitken) and Marion Wilson.

Marriage
He married Susan Crozier Donald in 1881 in Glencorse, Midlothian. She was born on 1st November, 1842, in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, the daughter of Robert Donald, farmer at Blackwoodyett, and Jean Steel.

Ministry

He served in Carlops, West Linton, Peebles-shire.

Death
He died in 1925 in Liberton, Edinburgh. His wife died there in 1930.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jane Marion Aitken born in 1883 in West Linton, Peebles-shire. She died in 1959 in Morningside, Edinburgh.


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ALEXANDER, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born in the parish of Forgue, Aberdeen, 1854. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained missionary to Madras, 1878. Married, the following year, Jane Wallace. On account of ill-health, he returned to Scotland, and in 1887 he became minister of M’Cheyne Memorial Church, Dundee.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.385

He served in Dundee – M’Cheyne Memorial.


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ALEXANDER, JACOB SCOTT

Born at Derry, son of Dr. J. Alexander, Reformed Presbyterian minister at Belfast. Studied at Queen’s College, Belfast. Ordained at Derry, 1844. Admitted to Free Church, 1855, and settled at Stockwell Church, Glasgow, 1859. Translated to St. David’s, Edinburgh, 1863. Married, 1867, Margaret Veitch; and, 1874, Jemima Anderson. Became senior minister, 1894.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in Londonderry, Ireland, about 1823. His father was Rev. Dr Alexander, Belfast, a minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. His mother was Jane Scott, a daughter of Rev. Robert Scott, of Cardonagh, Ireland.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Margaret Veitch at the home of the bride, 5 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, on 30th November, 1867 (Registration: 685/4 249 St Giles). She was born on 30th June and baptised on 12th August, 1836, in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, the daughter of James Seaton Veitch, banker, and Isabella Romanes.

(2) Jemima Anderson at 11 Viewforth Terrace, Edinburgh, on 27th February, 1874 (Registration: 685/1 120 St George). She was born about 1827, the daughter of John Anderson, merchant, later independent, and Isabel Howden. At the time of her marriage she lived at 4 Torphichen Street, Edinburgh. She was the sister of John Archibald Anderson, a Free Church minister.

Ministry
He served in Glasgow – Stockwell; and Edinburgh – St. David’s.

Death
He died in 1901 in St George, Edinburgh. Margaret Veitch or Alexander died there in 1870. Jemima Anderson or Alexander died there in 1901.

Here is an extract from the Minutes of the Edinburgh Presbytery of the United Free Church of Scotland of 7th May, 1901:

Thomas Harvey intimated the death of his colleague, Mr Jacob Scott Alexander on 7th April. A Committee drew up a minute which reads:

This being the first meeting of the Court since the death, on 7th April, of the Rev. Jacob Scott Alexander, the Presbytery desire to place on record their grateful remembrance of the faithful service which he rendered to the Church of Christ during fully half a century.

Ordained in 1844, Mr Alexander entered this Presbytery when called to St David’s in 1861. He came to Edinburgh in the prime of life, and having the great advantage of experience gathered in seventeen years of labour which had been often brightened by the joy of harvest. He continued in active service until his retirement, about seven years ago, after the induction of his colleague. He is remembered by his brethren as a warm-hearted friend, loyal at all times to truth and duty, a man of God who was mighty in the Scriptures, and not less tender in sympathy as a pastor than eloquent in utterance as a preacher, an ambassador of Christ who was honoured to come to many ‘in the fulness of the blessing of the Gospel’.

The Presbytery desire to add to this tribute of esteem the expression of sincere sympathy with his widow in her bereavement; and instruct the Clerks of Presbytery to send a copy of this Minute to Mrs Alexander.

Family
There is no evidence that he had issue.

Source
Minutes of the Edinburgh Presbytery of the United Free Church of Scotland NRS/CH3/111/42


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ALEXANDER, JOHN, D.D.

Born at Lochwinnoch, 1803. Studied at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ordained at Wallacetown quoad sacra Parish, Ayr, in 1836. Presented by the Crown to the Parish Church of Kirkcaldy, 1838. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission, took the great body of his congregation with him into the Free Church—Provost Swan among the number. Was clerk of the Presbytery of Kirkcaldy. Married, 1853, Elizabeth Elder. Died, 1863.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.104

He served in Kirkcaldy – St. Brycedale, Fife.


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ALEXANDER, WALTER, M.A.

Born in Lanarkshire, 1870. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kirkmaiden, Presbytery of Wigtown and Stranraer, 1898. Married, the following year, Marion Dunlop Cunningham.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.106

He served in Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire.

His son, John Alexander, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.330.


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ALEXANDER, WILLIAM

Born, 1808. Studied at the University of St. Andrews. Ordained at Duntocher, Dumbartonshire, 1838. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. For many years he was clerk of the Presbytery of Dumbarton. Became senior minister, 1885, and died, 1890.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.344

He served in Duntocher, Dunbartonshire.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: William Alexander.


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ALEXANDER, WILLIAM BURTON

Born in Peeblesshire, 1829. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Crathie, 1876. Married, 1872, Isabella Stothert; and, 1878, Mary Tucker. Resigned, 1881. In 1884 he undertook the charge of Midfield Chapel, Drury Lane, London. Died, 1891.


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Background
He was born about 1826, the son of Robert Alexander, farmer, and Helen Wilson. Some sources say he was born in Peebles-shire. The family certainly farmed in Peebles-shire at one stage but one census shows him born in Biggar, Lanarkshire.

Education
After doing some business training, he entered Edinburgh University and then enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1850-55. He did territorial mission work in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, and was tutor to the family of the Earl of Aberdeen, and accompanied his three sons to St Andrews University.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Isabella Stothert at the home of the bride, 5 Whitehouse Terrace, Edinburgh, on 12th March, 1872 (Registration: 685/5 92 Newington). At that time his address was Harrington Square, London, England. She was born about 1829 in Cargen, Kirkcudbrightshire, the daughter of William Stothert, London proprietor, and Jemima Deborah Deans. Hence she is a sister of two Free Church ministers, Richard and Thomas Stothert.

(2) Mary Tucker on 2nd October, 1878, in Pavenham, Bedfordshire, England. She was born in the 2nd quarter of 1842 in West Ham, Essex, England, the daughter of Joseph Tucker, Gentleman, and his wife Maria.

Ministry
He served as assistant in Inverness and in Regent Square, London, and other places. He served as minister in Crathie, Aberdeenshire. He built the Manse at Crathie and then donated it to the congregation in memory of his first wife.

As to his circumstances of his leaving Crathie, the Presbytery Minutes of 5th October, 1880, provide some information: “Mr Alexander stated to the Presbytery that a site for a Manse at Crathie had been offered by Col. Farquharson at a most inconvenient place called Pigeon’s Hole, which the office-bearers of the Free Church unanimously declined to accept; that he had now been four years subjected to the hardship of having no house to reside in; that he and his family had been put to great inconvenience and expense in procuring temporary residences, sometimes in Crathie and sometimes in Braemar; that his health had suffered in consequence, and that it was impossible for him to go on longer in the same way; and that he had now made a last application to Col. Farquharson for a suitable site, and that if this application was unsuccessful, he must take into consideration whether he could continue longer to be minister of the Free Church in Crathie.”

A Committee was appointed to deal with the matter of which Mr Alexander himself was convener. But the matter dragged on, partly because the minister had to spend time in Egypt on health grounds. On 2nd November, 1881, he submitted his resignation as no Manse site had been provided. This was not immediately accepted, and at the next Presbytery meeting, later that month, his congregation asked that his resignation be not accepted until the Presbytery show some activity in procuring a site for a Manse. A new convener to the Committee looking into the matter was appointed and on 28th December, they report that a suitable Manse site has been offered. Despite this, and the congregation’s desire that he remained, he persists in his resigning, and this is finally accepted on 3rd May, 1882.

There is obviously some problem rumbling in the background, which the Presbytery Minutes hint at but don’t clarify.

Death
He died on 25th November, 1891, in St Giles, London, and was buried at the Bury, near Bedford, England.

Source
www.stevengibbs.me.uk/MarriageIndex1.htm

Minutes of Free Presbytery of Kincardine O’Neil, NRS, CH3/528/3

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: William Burton Alexander


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ALEXANDER, WILLIAM MENZIES, B.D., B.Sc., M.D.

Born near Glasgow, 1858. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1889, missionary to Bombay. Married, the same year, Agnes Campbell Blair. After being some years in India he returned home.


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Background
He was born on 12th May, 1858, in Shettleston, Lanarkshire, the son of John Alexander and Margaret Menzies.

Education
He gained the following degrees from Glasgow University: M.A. (1883); B.Sc. (1884); M.B. (1888); B.D. (1889).

Marriage
He married Agnes Campbell Blair in 1889 in Blythswood, Glasgow. She was born on 26th March, 1857, the daughter of Colin Campbell and Mary Walker.

Ministry
He returned to the Free Church some time after the Union of 1900 and became a Professor in the Free Church College in Edinburgh.

Death
He died in 1929 in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh. His wife died there in 1933.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.


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ALISON, GEORGE WATSON

Born at Kilwinning, Ayrshire, 1856. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Cairnie, Aberdeenshire, 1886. Married, the same year, Jessie C. Crichton. Translated to the South Free Church, Peterhead, 1888.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.72

He served in Cairnie, Aberdeenshire; and Peterhead – South, Aberdeenshire.


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ALLAN, HECTOR, M.A.

Born in the parish of Alness. Studied at Marischal College and King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained missionary at Fort-William, 1819. Presented to the parish of Kincardine, Ross-shire, 1821, and the same year married Catherine, sister of Mrs. Stewart of Cromarty. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1853. [Vol. 2 says he died 1854.]


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.61

For some family connections, see the MacLaine Stewart Tree.

He served in Kincardine, Ross and Cromarty.


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ALLAN, JAMES

Born at Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, 1858. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Married, 1886, Mary Muir. Ordained, 1890, at Carntyne (Shettleston), Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.112

He served in Shettleston – Carntyne, Glasgow.



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ALLAN, JAMES HAMILTON

Born at Kirkcaldy, 1846. Studied at Glasgow University and English Presbyterian Hall. Ordained at Strathdon, 1876; translated, 1881, to North Yell. Married, 1876, Ellen Deans Smith. Died, 1899.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1846 in Kirkcaldy, Fife, the son of John Allan, seaman, and Janet Orr.

Education
Prior to his training for the ministry he was in business. He also acted as a missionary in the congregation of Dr Miller in Manchester, Lancashire, England.

Marriage
He married Ellen Deans Smith at the home of the bride, the Free Church Manse, Keig, Aberdeenshire, on 11th October, 1876 (Registration: 1876 205/ 9 Keig). She was baptized in Keig, on 26th April, 1851, the daughter of William Pirie Smith and Jane Robertson his wife. She was therefore the brother of Professor William Robertson Smith.

Family sources of his wife have him a somewhat weak character, depressive, probably fond of women. On the other hand, she was capable and hard-working to the extent, it is alleged, that she mounted the pulpit steps and conducted the service when her husband took to bed.

Certain it is that she accompanied her brother to Edinburgh and Germany when he was studying there; and that she translated from German into English Gustav Oehler’s book, The Theology of the Old Testament. Clearly, a very intelligent lady.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of London. He was assistant for a time to John Bain, the minister of Logie Pert, Angus, and also to his future father-in-law. He was ordained on 16th August, 1876, in Strathdon and Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire. He was inducted to Yell – North, Shetland, in November 1880.

On 20th July, 1881, the Gloup disaster occurred, when 58 Shetland fishermen lost their lives. The Allans were active in support of the bereaved families.

Death
He died of a hepatic ulcer in Yell on 11th March, 1899. His wife died of influenza on 17th February, 1917, in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire.

Sources
www.gkbenterprises.fsnet.co.uk/letters/1866-12-10.html

www.william-robertson-smith.net/en/e010homeEN.htm

genesontheweb.co.uk/p2990.htm

THE SHETLAND CALAMITY, Ingram, John. The Scotsman (1860-1920) [Edinburgh, Scotland] 28 July 1881: 2.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: James Hamilton Allan.


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ALLAN, JOHN

Born, 1798, in the parish of Tarbolton. Studied at Glasgow University. Ordained at the Union Chapel-of-Ease, Aberdeen, 1832. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1846, Margaret Harvey. Retired, 1846. [Vol. 2 under Aberdeen – Union says he left there in 1847.] Died, 1885.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.41

He served in Aberdeen – Union.


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ALLAN, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Lossiemouth, 1811. Ordained at Garmouth, Morayshire, 1843, and in 1880 became senior minister. Died, 1891.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 27th October, 1811, in Drainie, Moray, the son of John Allan, carpenter, and Jane Anderson. Note that Lossiemouth was in the parish of Drainie.

He became tutor in the private academy at Calcolts, run by the father of Charles William Barclay, Free Church minister, Enzie, and then became master of the parish school in Rothes.

Ministry
A “John Allan, Rothes” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained to Garmouth, Moray, on 17th July, 1843, in a wood yard of a saw mill. A Colleague was appointed for him in 1880.

Death
He died on 2nd January, 1891, in Garmouth, Moray.

Family
He never married.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: ALLAN, JOHN


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ALLAN, JOHN

Born, 1853. Studied at Glasgow University and at the Divinity Hall of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Girvan, West, 1877. In 1879 he was appointed to St. John’s, Antigua, where he died of fever after a ministry of a few months.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1853 in Carluke, Lanarkshire, the son of James Allan, farmer, and Elizabeth Struthers.

Ministry

He served in Girvan – West, Ayrshire.

Death
He died on 23rd November, 1879 in Antigua.

Source
familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/o/r/William-G-Morton/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0363.html


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ALLAN, WILLIAM OWEN

Born in the parish of Torthorwald, Dumfries-shire, 1812. Studied at Glasgow University. Ordained, 1842, as missionary to the Jews at Budapest. Mr. Allan also laboured in Constantinople and Damascus. Subsequently he was minister of Laygate, South Shields; St. Thomas, West Indies; and finally at Prague. He was married to a step-daughter of Dr. Duncan of the New College, Edinburgh. Died in Edinburgh, 1885.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.714

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: William O. Allan.


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ALLISON, JOHN S.

Born in Lanarkshire, 1863. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Abb’s, Berwickshire, 1895.


Supplementary Information

John Steele Allison

FUFC, p.410

He served in St. Abb’s, Berwickshire.


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ANDERSON, ALEXANDER

Born at Elgin, 1802. Studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained, 1841, at Kinlochluichart, a quoad sacra parish in the quoad civilia parish of Contin, Ross-shire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to the Gaelic Free Church, Rothesay, 1844. Married, 1865, Margaret M’Lean. Died, 1866.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.45

He served in Strathgarve, or Garve, Ross and Cromarty; and Rothesay – Gaelic, Chapelhall, Bute.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Alexander Anderson, Rothesay.


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ANDERSON, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Banff, 1822. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. After graduating he worked for two years in the office of a land surveyor. When the Disruption took place, he entered the New College, Edinburgh, and studied for the ministry. For several years during his theological course, and after it was completed, he acted as tutor to English youths of high rank. He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh, 1850. In 1852 he accepted an appointment in the Presbytery of Turriff, Auchterless and Inverkeithny, two preaching stations four miles apart, being placed under his charge. Died, 1855.

Publications.—Posthumous—Life in the Spirit: A Memorial of the Rev. Alexander Andersen, M.A. By the Rev. Norman L. Walker, Dysart. With Prefatory Note by William Cunningham, D.D., 1859.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 10th April, 1822, in Banff, the son of Robert Anderson and Margaret Nicol.

Education
He studied in Aberdeen University 1837-41.

Ministry

He served in Auchterless, Aberdeenshire.

Death
He died in 1855 in Banff, mother’s maiden surname, Nicol.


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ANDERSON, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Nephew of Principal Nicoll, St. Andrews. Licensed by the Presbytery of Deer, 1830. Presented, the same year, by the Curator for the Earl of Seafield to Boyndie, in the Presbytery of Fordyce. Married, 1831, Mary Gavin. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Old Machar, 1845. Resigned, 1847, on adopting certain views regarding baptism. Died, 1884. [Vol. 2 says he resigned 1848.]

Publications.—Statement of the Principles of the Spirituality of the New Testament Church Gymnasia; or, Intermediate Institutions. Account of the Parish of Boyndie or Inverlyndiein New Stat. Ace. xiii.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.279

He served in Boyndie, Banffshire; and Aberdeen – Old Machar.


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ANDERSON, ALEXANDER

Born at Barry, 1823. Studied at University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Markinch, 1858. Translated to Helensburgh, 1873. Retired, 1881. Died, 1891. [Vol. 2 says he was translated to Helensburgh in 1863.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 29th March, 1823, in Barry, Angus, the son of Alexander Anderson, tailor, later farmer, and Ann Dick. His parents belonged to the Burgher branch of the Secession Church.

Education
In 1841 he was a tailor journeyman. He entered the teaching profession (in 1851, he was in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, an English teacher) and took classes at Edinburgh University while continuing to teach. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1853-57.

Marriage
He married Isabella Liddell at the home of the bride, Mill Glen, near Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, on 30th August, 1870 (Registration: 1870 503/ 32 Row or Rhu). She was born on 25th December, 1823, in Glasgow, the daughter of Archibald Liddell, house painter, and Isabella Goodlet. He was then a widow, but his first marriage has not yet been identified.

Ministry
He was ordained on 25th March, 1858, in Markinch, Fife. He was inducted on 18th June, 1863, in Helensburgh – West, Dunbartonshire. He resigned on 7th December, 1881, and thereafter resided in Edinburgh.

Death
He died on 10th October, 1891, in St George, Edinburgh, and was buried in the Grange Cemetery, there. His wife died in 1895 in St George, Edinburgh. At the time they were living at 6 Glencairn Crescent, Edinburgh.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Alexander Anderson, Helensburgh.


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ANDERSON, ALEXANDER, D.D.

Born at Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, 1834. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Edinkillie, Morayshire, 1863. Married, 1864, Isabella Sangster.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.469

He served in Edinkillie, Moray

His son, Robert Sangster Anderson, was a Free Church minister.


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ANDERSON, ANDREW

Born at Pathhead, Kirkcaldy, 1827. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dromore, Ireland, in 1857. Translated to the Original Secession Church, Kilwinning, 1860. Married, 1861, Eliza White. Laboured in New Zealand from 1863-1867. Admitted to the Free Church, 1868. Inducted at Cowdenbeath, Fife, 1874. Retired, 1889. Died, 1898.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 1st September, 1827, in Dysart, Fife, the son of David Anderson, ironmonger, and Margaret Melville.

Education
He attended Kirkcaldy Burgh School.

According to Scott, Annals, p.589, he studied with the Original Secession Professors from 1850, and was licensed by the U.O.S. Edinburgh Presbytery in 1855.

He certainly was enrolled in New College in 1852-53.

Marriage
He married Eliza Whyte at the home of the bride, 23 Florence Place, Glasgow, on 20th August, 1861. She was born on 9th May, 1824, in Glasgow, the daughter of Thomas Whyte, merchant, and Jane (Jean) Reid.

Ministry
He was ordained in October, 1858, in Dromore Secession Church, Ireland. Two years later he was minister of Kilwinning U.O.S Church, Ayrshire. He then went out with the Pollok Settlers to New Zealand and served in “The Whau” (Avondale) Presbyterian Church, Auckland, from 7th February, 1865 till 15th October, 1866. He returned to Scotland in 1867. On being received into the Free Church he superintended stations in Port William, Mochrum, Wigtownshire, and Strathblane, Stirlingshire, before being settled in Cowdenbeath, Fife, in 1872. In 1889 he retired to Edinburgh.

Death
He died on 23rd August, 1898 in Newington, Edinburgh. Eliza Whyte or Anderson died there 1918.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jane Melville Anderson born in 1862 in Kilwinning, Ayrshire. She died in 1883 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(2) David Anderson born in 1864 in Auckland, New Zealand.

(3) Margaret Andrina Anderson Whyte born in 1866 New Zealand. She died in 1883 in Beath, Fife.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Andrew Anderson.

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ANDERSON, DAVID WILLIAM, B.D.

Born in the parish of Fossoway, 1845. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Haddington on the 13th March 1873; on the 29th of same month he died of scarlet fever and diphtheria.

Publication.—Posthumous—A Memorial Volume.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 15th May, 1845, in Fossoway,Kinross-shire, the son of David Anderson, colliery manager, and Agnes Raitt.

Education
He graduated from Edinburgh University: M.A. in 1866 and B.D. in 1871.

Ministry
He was licensed by Edinburgh Presbytery in February, 1872, and served as an assistant for a time in Ladyloan, Arbroath, Angus. On 13th March, 1873, he was ordained in Haddington — St. John’s, East Lothian. He had a ministry there of only 16 days.

Death
He died of scarlatina on 29th March, 1873, in the Free Church Manse, Haddington, East Lothian (Registration: 1873 709/ 67 Haddington).

Family
He never married.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: David William Anderson.


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ANDERSON, EDWARD ERSKINE, M.A.

Born at Edinkillie. Studied at Aberdeen University and New College, Edinburgh, also Queen’s College, Cambridge, and Berlin University. Ordained at East Kilbride, 1899. [His surname is Andersen in Vol. 2.]


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.125

He served in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire.


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ANDERSON, FREDERICK FOTHERINGHAM, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1812. Studied at Glasgow University. Ordained at Whithorn and Isle, 1843. When the charges were separated in 1876, he continued in sole charge of the former. Became senior minister, 1878. Was clerk of the Presbytery of Wigtown, 1843-1888. Died, 1891.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 22nd May and baptized on 6th June, 1812, in Canongate, Edinburgh, the son of Alexander Anderson, Excise Officer, and Margaret Macleod.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1827 and graduated M.A. on 1832.

Marriage
He married Jacobina Donnan, on 15th January, 1861, in Whithorn, Wigtownshire. She was baptized on 5th November, 1821, in Whithorn, Wigtownshire, the daughter of James Donnan, farmer, and Jane McMillan.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Dumbarton in 1837 and was assistant for a time in Greenock. “Frederick F. Anderson, Greenock” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. After the Disruption, he was sent to Wigtownshire, where he organised two congregations over which he was ordained in October, 1844. He served in Whithorn, Wigtownshire.

Death
He died on 21st March, 1891, in Whithorn, Wigtownshire. His wife died in 1904 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jane Donnan Anderson born on 9th November, 1861, in Whithorn, Wigtownshire. She married Nathaniel Stevenson, in 1894 in Whithorn, Wigtownshire. She died in Edinburgh in 1943.

(2) John Alexander Anderson born 27th September, 1863, in Whithorn, Wigtownshire. He married Jane Sloan MacCaig in 1892 in Portpatrick, Wigtownshire. He died in 1917 in Stranraer, Wigtownshire.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Frederick Fotheringham Anderson.


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ANDERSON, GAVIN, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1842. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, 1872. Married, 1878, Isabella Forbes. Translated to the Dundee, High, 1878. Died, 1899. [Vol. 2 under EDINBURGH – ST CUTHBERT’S says he was translated to Dundee in 1877.]


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Background
He was born on 4th May, 1842, in Edinburgh, the son of Gavin Anderson, church officer and collector, and Mary Skinner. Gavin Anderson, the father, was of some standing in the church as can be judged by this inscription in St Cuthbert’s Cemetery:

“In memory of Gavin Anderson, principal officer of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland, and also of the congregation of Free St. George’s, Edinburgh, born 18th June 1812, died 6th July 1862. Erected as a mark of esteem by the office-bearers of Free St. George’s; Mary Skinner wife of Gavin Anderson, born 16th January 1804, died 30th October 1881.”

Education
He was educated at Dr Andrew Thomson’s School, Moray House, and Edinburgh University, from which he graduated M.A. in 1869. The records of New College, Edinburgh, do not show him as enrolled there.

Marriage
He married Isabella Forbes at the bride’s home, Broadlands Lodge, 11 Palmerston Road, Edinburgh, on 30th July, 1878 (Registration: 1878 685/5 310 Newington). She was born on 23rd March and baptized on 30th April, 1854, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the daughter of Robert Forbes, a Free Church minister, and Jane Harvey. (Broadlands Lodge was the home of Charles Morton, W.S., and his wife Isabella Harvey.)

Ministry

He served in Edinburgh – St. Cuthbert’s; and Dundee – High.

Death
He died on 23rd January, 1899 in St Clement, Dundee. His wife died in 1922 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Gavin Smith Candlish Anderson born on 25th October, 1879, in Dundee. He married Margaret Sharp in 1905 in Mains, Angus. He was gazetted a 2nd lieutenant in the South Wales Borderers in 1906. A civil engineer, he served as a Captain in the 5th Pioneer Battalion of the Canadian Engineers, during WWI. At the time of enlistment, their residence was Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada. He died in 1950 in Ratho, Midlothian.

(2) Charles Morton Anderson born in 1880 in Dundee. He married Eliza Chapman, in 1915 in Fife. He died in 1950 in Fife.

Sources
Monumental Inscriptions in St. Cuthbert’s Churchyard, Edinburgh, compiled by John Smith, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, C.V.O., LL.D., Edinburgh, printed for the Scottish Records Society by J. Skinner & Company, Ltd., 1915

The London Gazette,13 March 1906 Issue: 27894 Page:1798

www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=136382

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Gavin Anderson.


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ANDERSON, GEORGE

Ordained by the Presbytery of Edinburgh, 1845, for Antigua. Returned, 1851, and is believed to have gone to New Zealand about 1858.


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ANDERSON, GEORGE

Born at Loudoun, Ayrshire, 1818. Studied at the University of Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Married, 1839, Ann Farquhar. Ordained at New Cumnock, 1851. Became senior minister, 1886. Died, 1889.


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Background
He was born on 27th October and baptized on 8th November, 1818, in Loudon, Ayrshire, the son of James Anderson, farmer, and Isobel Donald.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1836. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-49.

Marriage
His marriage to Anna Farquhar was recorded on 23rd January, in Barony, Lanarkshire, and on 19th February, 1841, in Loudon, Ayrshire. She was born about 1823 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, the daughter of William Farquhar, mason builder, and Jeanie Brown.

Ministry
He served in New Cumnock, Ayrshire.

Death
He died on 26th January, 1889, in Newton on Ayr, Ayrshire. His wife died in the Free Church Manse, New Cumnock, on 4th November, 1881 (Registration: 1881 608/ 67 New Cumnock).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jane Brown Anderson born about 1841 in Glasgow.

(2) Isabella Donald Anderson baptized on 17th July, 1842, in Bothwell, Lanarkshire. She married Alexander MacDonald. Free Church minister, in 1872 in New Cumnock, Ayrshire. She died in 1900 in Ardclach, Nairnshire.

(3) William Farquhar Anderson born about 1846 in Glasgow.

(4) Anna F. Brunton Anderson born about 1848 in Glasgow. She died in 1939 in Ayr.

(5) James Anderson born about1850 in Glasgow.

(6) Mary Anderson born about 1853 in New Cumnock, Ayrshire. She married Lachlan Morrison in 1886 in New Cumnock, Ayrshire. She died in 1924 in Mauchline, Ayrshire.

(7) George Anderson about 1854 in New Cumnock, Ayrshire.

(8) Catherine Anderson born on 17th July, 1856, in New Cumnock, Ayrshire. She died on 21st March, 1930.

(9) John Anderson born on 7th May, 1859, in New Cumnock, Ayrshire.

(10) Agnes Matilda Anderson born on 23rd March, 1861, in New Cumnock, Ayrshire. She died there in 1870.

(11) Hugh Anderson born on 19th May, 1862, in New Cumnock, Ayrshire.

(12) Jessie Anderson born on 15th August, 1864, in New Cumnock, Ayrshire.


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ANDERSON, GEORGE

Born in Forfarshire, 1828. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Cyrus, 1862.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.409

He served in St. Cyrus, Kincardineshire.


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ANDERSON, HARRY

Born at Aberdeen, 1810. Studied at Aberdeen University. Ordained at Colinton and Currie, 1844. Retired, 1869. Died, 1870.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 13th and baptized on 16th April, 1810, in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, the son of James Anderson and Susannah Watson.

Ministry
“Harry Anderson, Markinch, Fife” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Juniper Green, Edinburgh. When a minister, his sisters lived with him.

Death
He died in 1870 in Grange, Edinburgh.


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ANDERSON, HENRY

Born at Lecropt, Perthshire, 1779. Ordained at Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, 1808. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1845.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.362

He served in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire.


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ANDERSON, HENRY

Born at Glasgow, 1820. Studied at Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities. Ordained at Partick, Glasgow, 1844.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.236

He served in Partick – Anderson, Glasgow.


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ANDERSON, JAMES, D.D. (Aberdeen)

Born in the parish of St. Fergus, 1796. Studied at Marischal College and the University of Aberdeen. Ordained assistant and successor at St. Fergus, 1822. Married, 1826, Margaret Gavin. Translated to Morpeth English Presbyterian Church, 1843. [Vol. 2 says he was translated in 1845.] Moderator of English Presbyterian Synod, 1847; and first Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of England, 1876. Died, 1882.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.241

For some family connections, see the John Anderson Tree.

He served in St. Fergus, Aberdeenshire.


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ANDERSON, JAMES

Born in the parish of Livingstone, 1785. Studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained at Blantyre, Lanarkshire, 1832. Married, the same year, Mary Stewart. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1860.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.229

For some family connections, see the William Anderson Tree.

He served in Blantyre, Lanarkshire.


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ANDERSON, JAMES

Licensed in connection with the Original Secession Church, 1829. Ordained at Kirriemuir, 1830. Retired, 1839, owing to voice failure. Joined the Free Church at the Union of 1852. Died, 1877.

Publications.—Martyrs of the Bass Rock. Ladies of the Reformationetc.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.564


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ANDERSON, JAMES

Born at Rattray, 1833. Studied at Edinburgh University and English Presbyterian College, London. Ordained at Haltwhistle, Cumberland, 1862. Married, the same year, Jane Forsyth. Translated to Armadale, 1867, and to Polmont, 1873.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.52

He served in Armadale, West Lothian; and Polmont, Stirlingshire.


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ANDERSON, JAMES

Born at Friockheim, Forfarshire, 1862. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dyce, Aberdeenshire, 1884; married, 1885, Isabella Reid Dobie.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.423

He served in Dyce, Aberdeenshire.


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ANDERSON, JAMES W.

Born at Dumbarton, 1873. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kilchattan Bay, Bute, 1899. Married Catherine A. Macmorran.


Supplementary Information

James Walker Anderson

FUFC, p.162

He served in Kilchattan Bay – Kingarth, South, Bute.


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ANDERSON, JOHN

Born at Pollokshaws, 1804. Studied at the Divinity Hall of the “Old Light Burghers,” and was ordained in connection with that body at Helensburgh, 1827. Joined the Church of Scotland at the Union of 1839, when his church became Helensburgh West. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1862. Died, 1867.

Publications.—Patrick Wellwood. Chronicles of the Kirk. Bible Light from Bible Lands, etc.


Supplementary Information
Scott, Annals, p.504

FES, Vol.3, p.347

He served in Helensburgh – West, Dunbartonshire.


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ANDERSON, JOHN

Born in parish of Kirkpatrick-Durham, 1805. Studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained as missionary to India, 1836, being the first ordained missionary from Scotland to Madras. He received into the Christian Church the first converts of the mission, 1841. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1847, Margaret Locher, who had been sent by the Ladies’ Association of the Church of Scotland, 1845, and who transferred her services to the Free Church. In broken health Mr. Anderson returned home, 1849. At the close of 1850 he returned to Madras, where he died, 1855, mourned by every one who cared for the evangelisation of India. Even heathen mothers told their children that the benefactor of the Hindoos had died. From the Disruption till the end of 1854—three months before his death—there were contributed to the Madras mission no less than 199,022 rupees, or in sterling money, nearly £20,000, collected by his untiring zeal.

Publications.—True Yokefellows in the Mission Field. Memoirs of John Anderson and Robert Johnston. By Rev J. Braidwood.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.687


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ANDERSON, JOHN

Born, 1815. Ordained, 1843, at Inverkip. Went to South Australia, 1850, where he is believed to have died about 1852. [Vol. 2 says he left Inverkip, 1851.]


Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 8th June, 1814.

Ministry
A “John Anderson, Greenock” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Inverkip, Renfrewshire.

He arrived in South Australia on 22nd June, 1851 and was settled in Strathalbyn on 14th July, 1851. He was suspended by the Presbytery in November, 1871, having acknowledged intemperance. For some time he ministered to a splinter group who left the Strathalbyn Church when a harmonium was introduced. He also preached fortnightly at Yankalilla until near the close of 1889, when his health gave way.

Death
He died on 14th March, 1891, at his home, Angus Street East, Adelaide, South Australia, and was buried in the West Terrace General Cemetery there.

Source
South Australian Register, 17 March, 1891

Australian And New Zealand Gazette: Saturday, January 10th, 1852, p.6


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ANDERSON, JOHN, B.D.

Born in the parish of Birsay, Orkney, 1869. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh; also at Berlin and Gottingen. Ordained at Fordoun, Kincardineshire, 1897.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.514

He served in Fordoun, Kincardineshire.


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ANDERSON, JOHN ARCHIBALD

Born at Edinburgh, 1830. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Collessie, Fife, 1855. Married, 1856, Mary M. H. Graham. Translated to Doune, 1866. Became senior minister, 1882. Died, 1884.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1830 in Edinburgh, the son of John Anderson, merchant, later independent, and Isabella Howden. He was the brother of Jemima Anderson, who married Jacob Scott Alexander, a Free Church minister.

Marriage
He married Mary M.H. Graham on 18th December, 1856, in Cromarty, Ross and Cromarty. She was the daughter of Alexander Graham, banker, and Nancy Graham (Registration: 1856 061/ 14 Cromarty).

Ministry
He served in Collessie, Fife; and was translated to Kilmadock (Doune), Perthshire, on Wednesday, 25th July, 1866, when the presiding minister, Rev. Mclean, preached from 2 Corinthians 10:2.

Death
He died in January, 1884, in Kilmadock, Perthshire. Rev. William Ross preached a sermon on his death, which was published under the title The Happiness of Heaven.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Nancy (Mary) Graham Anderson born on 12th December, 1857, in Collessie, Fife. She died in 1937 in Haymarket, Edinburgh

(2) John George Anderson born on 17th January, 1861, in Collessie, Fife.

(3) Alexander Colin Anderson born on 1st September, 1864, in Collessie, Fife

Source
Stirling Observer, 26th July, 1866


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ANDERSON, JOHN REID, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1844. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Harray, Orkney, 1874.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.514

He served in Harray and Sandwick, Orkney.


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ANDERSON, JONATHAN RANKIN

Born at Elderslie, Paisley, 1803. Studied at Glasgow University. Ordained at Kirkfield Chapel, Glasgow, 1834. Translated to John Knox Church, Glasgow, 1842. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Suspended sine die, 1852, for professing theological views that were held not to be in conformity with the Confession of Faith. Died, 1859.

Publications.—Sermons on Sacramental Occasions. A Voice from the Wilderness.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.418

He served in Glasgow – John Knox.


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ANDERSON, ROBERT SANGSTER, M.A.

Born at Edinkillie, 1865. Studied at Aberdeen University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tayport, 1890. Married Minnie Watson Horn, 1892. Translated to Sherwood, Paisley, 1897.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.3

His father, Alexander Anderson, was a Free Church minister.

He served in Ferry-Port-on-Craig (Tayport), Fife; and Paisley – Sherwood, Renfrewshire.


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ANDERSON, THOMAS STARK

Born at Aberdeen, 1854. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Lyon Street Church, Glasgow, 1881. Translated to East Church, Arbroath, 1885. Married, 1890, Catherine F. C. Bachelor; and, 1899, Jean Craig Clark Reid, M.A.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.394

He served in Glasgow – Lyon Street; and Arbroath – East, Angus.


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ANDERSON, THOMAS STEVENSON

Born at Richmond, United States of America, 1819. Studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained at Crailing, Roxburghshire, 1844. Married, 1855, Grace Gray. Retired, 1885. Died, 1896.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in October, 1819, in Richmond, Virginia, USA, the son of Robert Anderson, accountant, and Findlay Stevenson. His father, who was from Edinburgh, returned there because of ill-health and there his family was brought up.

Marriage
He married Grace Gray on 18th December, 1853, the marriage being registered in Crailing, Roxburghshire, and Edinburgh. She was born on 30th December, 1821, in Edinburgh, the daughter of James Gray, ironmonger, and Grace Charles.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh in 1843 and sent to help in the Presbytery of Jedburgh. The following year he was settled in Crailing, Roxburghshire. He retired to Edinburgh in 1885.

Death
He died at 44 Findhorn Place, Edinburgh, on 9th January, 1896 (Registration: 1896 685/5 51 Newington). His wife died there on 20th September, 1897 (Registration: 1897 685/5 963 Newington).

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Thomas Stevenson Anderson.


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ANDERSON, WILLIAM, LL.D.

Born at Peterhead. Ordained at Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire, 1830. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Dr. Anderson assisted Cosmo Innes in arranging his Origines Parochiales Scotiae. The state of his health obliging him to go abroad, he became Professor of History and of Morals in Government College at Agra. After his return be resided for some time in London, afterwards in Edinburgh. Died, 1870.

Publication.—The Family of Iona, and other Poems,etc.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.81

He served in Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire.


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ANDERSON, WILLIAM

Born at Bathgate, 1780. Studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained at Kippen, Stirlingshire, 1811. Married, 1832, Janet Downie. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission, and suffered severely for so doing, preaching for many months either in the open or in a barn. Died, 1845.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.351

For some family connections, see the John Anderson Tree.

He served in Kippen, Stirlingshire.


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ANDERSON, WILLIAM

Son of foregoing. Born at Kippen, 1833. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cults, Fife, 1861. [Vol.2 says Cults, Kincardineshire.] Married, 1864, Louisa Leslie. Died, 1879.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was the son of William Anderson, minister of Kippen. For some family connections, see the John Anderson Tree.

Education
He was enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1852-1856.

Marriage
He married Louisa Leslie on 13th October, 1864, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was born on 3rd May, 1831, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the daughter of George Leslie, shop owner, and Ann Smith.

Ministry

He served in Cults, Kincardineshire.

Death
He died in 1879 in Partick, Glasgow. Louisa Leslie or Anderson died in 1910, in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire.


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ANDERSON, WILLIAM

Son of Rev. James Anderson of Blantyre, and nephew of Rev. William Anderson of Kippen. Born at Blantyre, 1839. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Boyndie, Banff, 1868. Married, 1870, Mary Christian Manson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.451

Background
For some family connections, see the John Anderson Tree.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1854.

Ministry
He served in Boyndie, Banffshire.


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ANDERSON, WILLIAM FARQUHAR

Born at Glasgow, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Tarbolton, 1879. Married, 1882, Agnes MacKenzie. Retired, 1890.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.133

He served in Tarbolton, Ayrshire.


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ANDREW, ADAM

Born at Dailly, Ayrshire, 1851. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained missionary to India, 1879. Married, the same year, Elizabeth MacFarlane. Stationed at Chingleput, in Madras Presidency.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.542


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ANDREW, ALEXANDER, D.D.

Born at Paisley, 1836. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Busby, 1865. Married, 1867, Agnes E. B. Grant. Translated to Cuninghame Free Church, Glasgow, 1873; and to White Memorial, 1884. Retired, 1893. Became editor of Stirling Tracts. Died, 1898.

Publications.— Bible Memories. Taken from the Plough,etc.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in Paisley, the son of George Andrew, merchant, Glasgow.

Education
Wilmington College, New Jersey, USA, awarded him a D.D. degree in 1894.

Marriage
He married Agnes Espie Grant on 11th September, 1867, in Stirling. She was born on 6th October, 1849, in St Ninians, Stirlingshire, the daughter of James Grant, merchant, and Helen Drummond. She was the niece of Peter Drummond.

Ministry
As a student he worked in “Peter Drummond’s tract enterprise in its earlier stages.” He also worked in Airth, Cambusbarron, and Dovehill, Glasgow and, for two years, in Busby, Renfrewshire, where he was ordained in September, 1865. When he moved to Glasgow – Cuninghame, he found a small number of members. When he left it, there were 700. About forty members went with him to form a new church – Glasgow – White Memorial.

Death
He died on 12th August, 1898, in Stirling.

Family
They had, according to his Obituary, three sons and two daughters who survived him, including:

(1) James Grant Andrew born on 22nd June, 1868, in Cathcart, Glasgow. He studied at Hutchesons Grammar School, Glasgow, and graduated M.B., Ch.B., from Glasgow University in 1889. He gained medical experience in Glasgow; Dublin, Ireland; London, England; and Paris, France. He married Christina Gilbert in 1897 in Anderston, Glasgow. After years as a surgeon in Glasgow, he moved to Bournemouth, Dorset, England. He died there suddenly – just after delivering a recitation at a medical dinner – on 6th December, 1923.

(2) Alexander Andrew born 18th June, 1876. He eventually became a Church of Scotland minister. See FES, Vol.4, p.180.

Sources
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2317759/?page=1

Free Church of Scotland Monthly, 1 December, 1898, Obituary


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ANDREW, JOHN GRAHAM, M.A.

Born in Midlothian, 1860. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Barrhill, Ayrshire, 1885. Married, 1887, Isabella Ironside.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.127

He served in Barrhill, Ayrshire.


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ANDSON, WILLIAM

Born at Arbroath, 1817. Studied at Edinburgh University and Divinity Hall. Ordained at Kirkmahoe, Dumfries-shire, 1844. Married, 1848, Ann Johnstone Henderson. Retired, 1884; but continued to discharge the duties of clerk of Dumfries Free Church Presbytery, an office which he filled for fifty years.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.106

“William Andson, Arbroath” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church.

He served in Kirkmahoe, Dumfries-shire.


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ANGUS, ANDREW, M.A.

Born at Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire, 1860. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Ruthwell, 1886. Married, 1887, Ann S. Batchan.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.107

He served in Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire.


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ANGUS, JAMES

Born at Inverurie, 1849. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Skirling, 1878. Married, 1880, Jemima J. H. Curr. Translated to West Church, Stirling, 1883.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.315

He served in Skirling, Peebles-shire; and Stirling – West.

His son, Walter Chalmers Smith Angus, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.414.


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ANGUS, JOHN

Born at Brechin, 1856. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Barr, Ayrshire, 1888.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.127

He served in Barr, Ayrshire.


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ANGUS, ROBERT

Born in Lanarkshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained missionary to Poona. Returned, 1871, and for three years ministered to the Presbyterian congregation at Madeira. He subsequently resided in Melbourne.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1836 in Chryston, Cadder, Lanarkshire.

Marriage
He married. There was an Ann Metcalf(e) who married a Robert Angus in 1865 in Kilfinan, Argyll. She was the daughter of Thomas Metcalfe, builder, and Sarah Sevens (?). This is still being looked at.

Ministry
He arrived in India in 1865.

He was received by the Presbyterian Church of Victoria on 20th January, 1880, and settled in Maldon – Baringhup on 12th February, 1882. He resigned on 3rd May, 1887.

In 1897, he was prohibited by his Presbytery from celebrating weddings in connection with a matrimonial agency.

Death
He died on 17th October, 1908, at the home of his sister, Mrs Orr, in Temple, East Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire. Ann Metcalfe or Angus died on 26th September, 1871, in Rothesay, Bute.

Sources
Hunter, History of Missions, pp.276-280

The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) Tuesday, 2nd February, 1897

Hamilton, Jubilee History, p.414


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ARBUCKLE, ROBERT HUNTER

Born at Kilmarnock, 1833. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, 1860. Married, 1865, Marion McAdam. Retired, 1897, through failure of health.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.129

He served in Kirkoswald, Ayrshire.


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ARCHIBALD, GEORGE

Born in the parish of Tarland, 1819. Studied at Aberdeen University. Ordained at Udny, 1843. Married, 1859, Janet Thomson. Was clerk of the Presbytery of Ellon from 1849 to 1881. Retired 1881. Died, 1887.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1819 in Tarland, Aberdeenshire, the son of John Archibald, farmer, and Anne Anderson.

Education
He attended Aberdeen University 1834-1839 and graduated M.A.

Marriage
He married Jane Thomson at the bride’s home, Newseat of Dumbreck, on 4th August, 1859 (Registration: 1859 249/ 3 Udny). She was born on 3rd and baptized on 16th May, 1838, in Udny, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of James Thomson, farmer in Newseat of Dumbreck, and Margaret Donald.

Ministry
He served in Udny, Aberdeenshire.

Death
He died in 1887 in Old Machar, Aberdeen. Jane Archibald or Thomson died in Udny in 1872, and was buried there. The following is the inscription on her grave-stone: “Erected by Rev. George Archibald in memory of Jane Thomson, his wife, who died at Free Church Manse, 13 January, 1872, in the 34th year of her age.”

Family
They had progeny including:

(1) Margaret Elizabeth Archibald born Udny, Aberdeenshire, on 30th June, 1860.

Sources
The Thanage of Fermartyn by William Temple p.424

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: George Archibald.


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ARMOUR, MATTHEW

Born at Paisley, 1820. Studied at the Universities of Glasgow and St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1848, at Sanday, Orkney. Married, the following year, Jessie Thomson. Mr. Armour was Liberal in political idea, with a tendency towards Socialism, but all through the land agitation proved himself the friend of the crofters, and an ardent advocate of land reform. In 1886 he was tried before the Sheriff for causing a disturbance at a political meeting in Sanday and was, without the option of a fine, sentenced to four days’ imprisonment. The Court of Session promptly quashed what Lord Young denounced as a “nimious prosecution.” Mr. Armour received his sentence on Saturday afternoon, and at ten o’clock at night was fast asleep on his prison bed when the jailer opened the door for the liberation of the prisoner, having received a telegram direct from Lord M’Laren. At different times Mr. Armour was a member of the School Board, and of the Parish and County Councils.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.517

He served in Sanday, Orkney.


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ARMOUR, MATTHEW

Son of foregoing. Born at Sanday, 1863. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Papa-Westray, 1891. Married, 1892, Catherine Sutherland.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.507

He served in Papa-Westray, Orkney.


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ARMSTRONG, JAMES

Born at Glencairn, 1842. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Married, 1873 Antonia McClellan. Ordained at Bank, New Cumnock, 1878. Retired, 1895.


Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1842 in Glencairn, Dumfries-shire, the son of Robert Armstrong, farmer, and Agness Dunn. In 1851 he was living there with his grand-parents.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1864-69.

Marriage
He married Antonia McLellan at Society Hall, Bridge of Don, on 24th March, 1873, in Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire (Registration: 1873 857/A 3 Balmaghie). She was baptized on 27th June, 1854, in Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire, the daughter of Samuel McLellan, teacher, and Stewart Marshall.

Ministry
He served in New Cumnock – Bank, Ayrshire.

Death
He died in 1911 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. His wife died there in 1907.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Samuel Armstrong born on 22nd August, 1873, in Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire. He died in 1947 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.

(2) John W. Armstrong born about 1877.

(3) Samuel McLellan Armstrong born in 1880 in Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire. He died in 1908 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.

(4) Robert Gordon Armstrong born in 1882 in New Cumnock, Ayrshire. He died in 1942 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.

(5) Agnes Helena Armstrong born in 1886 in New Cumnock, Ayrshire. She died in 1964 in Kilwinning, Ayrshire.

(6) Andrew David Armstrong born in 1887 in New Cumnock, Ayrshire. He was a private (S/18788) in the 5th Battalion Cameron Highlanders and was killed in action on 21st October 1917.

(7) Antonia Grace Armstrong born in 1890 in New Cumnock, Ayrshire. She died in 1972 in Glasgow.

Sources
www.newcumnock-parishchurch.org.uk


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ARMSTRONG, WILLIAM

Born in Roxburghshire, 1835. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire, 1865. Translated, 1878, to Rutherglen, East. Married, 1869, Agnes Cunningham. Died, 1889.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in August, 1835, in Roxburgh, the son of William Armstrong and Susanna Tait.

Marriage
He married Agnes Cunningham on 14th April, 1869, in Stranraer, Wigtownshire. She was the daughter of Robert Cunningham (Free Church minister) and Elizabeth Jeffrey.

Ministry

He served in Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire; and Rutherglen – East, Glasgow.

Death
He died in 1889 in Rutherglen, Glasgow. His wife died there in 1896.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Elizabeth Cunningham born in 1870 in Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire. She married William Forsyth, in 1892 in Rutherglen, Glasgow. She died in 1949 in Glasgow.

(2) William Buchan Armstrong born in 1873 in Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire. He married Isabella Jamieson Cook in 1898 in Blythswood, Glasgow. She died in 1935 in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire.

(3) Robert Armstrong born in 1875 in Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire.

(4) James Armstrong born in 1877 in Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire. He married Virginia R. MacCulloch in 1910 in Rutherglen, Glasgow.

(5) Susan Tait Armstrong born in 1879 in Rutherglen, Glasgow. She married Alexander MacAllan in 1913 in Blythswood, Glasgow. She died in 1964 in Glasgow.

(6) Jeffrey Armstrong born in 1885 in Rutherglen, Glasgow.

(7) Louisa Helen Armstrong born in 1887 in Rutherglen, Glasgow. She died there in 1892.

Source
www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=199654;area=showposts


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ARNOT, WILLIAM

Born at Scone, Perthshire, 1808. Studied at Glasgow University. Ordained at St. Peter’s, Glasgow, 1838. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1844, daughter of Mr. Fleming of Clairmont. Translated to Free High Church, Edinburgh, 1863. “There was a certain indescribable originality in virtue of which whatever he said and did was his own and not another man’s. His was a cheerful religion, and his was hopeful preaching. How long and cordially will his work and he be remembered! How distinctly one foresees, long years after this, in one company and another, the loving relaxation of the features, and the kindly tones of the voice, when men recall the name and speak of the ministry of William Arnot!” (R. R.). Died, 1875.

Publications.—From 1871 Mr. Arnot had charge of the Family Treasury. His principal separate Publications were: Memoirs of James Halley. Life of Dr. James Hamilton. The Race for Riches. Laws from Heaven for Life on Earth, 2 vols.Roots and Fruits of the Christian Life. The Parables of our Lord. The Lesser Parables of our Lord. Lessons of Grace in the Language of Nature. Posthumous.—Autobiography with Memoir by Mrs. Fleming (his daughter).


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.465

He served in Glasgow – St. Peter’s; and Edinburgh – High.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: William Arnot.

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Arnot, William


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ARNOTT, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Kirkintilloch, 1865. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Dailly, Ayrshire, 1892. Married, 1893, Jane Watson Millar. Translated to South Free Church, Stirling, 1898.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.527

He served in Dailly, Ayrshire; and Stirling – South.


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ARTHUR, DAVID

Born in parish of New Cumnock, 1812. Called to the “New Church” at Stewarton, 1842. On 14th July, 1842, a Special Commission of Assembly met at Stewarton, under the Moderatorship of Dr. Candlish, and, in the face of an interdict from the Court of Session, ordained Mr. Arthur as “minister of the new church at Stewarton, and of the district thereto annexed quoad sacra by deliverance of the Presbytery of Irvine, and declared him to be a member of the Church courts as appointed by Act of Assembly, 1834, relative to ministers of quoad sacra parishes.” Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission, and his congregation and church became the Free Church congregation and church of Stewarton. Married, 1845, Agnes Morris. In 1851 Mr. Arthur was appointed to Belize, British Honduras, where he did excellent pioneering work. Returned to London, 1877. Died, 1888.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.127

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: David Arthur.


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ARTHUR, DAVID FINDLAY

Born, 1813. Educated at Aberdeen Marischal College. Was one of the probationers of the Church of Scotland at the time of the Disruption. Adhered to the Free Church; was ordained at Banchory-Devenick, 1844. Married Mary Ann Brown. Died, 1893.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 3rd and baptized on 15th August, 1813, in New Cumnock, Ayrshire, the son of David Arthur, farmer, Wellhill, and Jean Findlay.

Education
He attended the Arts classes at Glasgow University, matriculating there in 1832, and was for a short time acting assistant Professor of Logic. His name does not appear in the Aberdeen University Roll of Alumni.

Ministry
He was licensed prior to the Disruption and served in Kilmarnock and Manchester. “David Arthur, Kilmarnock” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Banchory-Devenick, Kincardineshire. He took part in the Disruption procession to Tanfield Hall. A Colleague was appointed for him in 1884.

Marriage
He married Mary Ann Brown on 6th March, 1849, in Banchory Devenick, Kincardineshire. She was baptized on 12th June, 1819, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the daughter of Robert Brown of Carden’s Haugh House, tax inspector, and Margaret Moir.

Death
He died on 24th August, 1893, in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire. His wife wife died there the previous year. They were both buried in Banchory Devenick, Kincardineshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Findlay Arthur born on 27th December, 1849, and baptized on 10th January, 1850, in Banchory Devenick, Kincardineshire. He died in the last quarter of 1882 in Hunslet, West Yorkshire, England.

(2) Robert Brown Arthur born on 17th June and baptized on 6th July, 1851, in Banchory Devenick, Kincardineshire. He is said to have married Betsey de Jersey Carey; to have been a tea-planter in Ceylon, and to have died in May 1921, in ‘Kingsland’, Guernsey, Channel Isles.

(3) David Mitchell Arthur born on 1st February and baptized on 19th March, 1854, in Banchory Devenick, Kincardineshire. He died in 1905 in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire.

(4) Alexander Thompson Arthur born on 11th November, 1855, in Banchory Devenick, Kincardineshire. He died in 1930 in Peterculter.

(5) Margaret Jane Arthur born on 15th February, 1858, in Banchory Devenick, Kincardineshire. She died in 1947 in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire.

According to his Obituary, two of his sons were in medical practice in Cults. One was pursuing the profession of art in England.

Sources
www.geni.com/people/Robert-Brown-Arthur/6000000001290907628

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: David Findlay Arthur.


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ARTHUR, ROBERT, M.A.

Born at Torphichen. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Westruther, Berwickshire, 1888.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.74

He served in Westruther, Berwickshire.


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ASHER, ROBERT, B.D.

Born at Tain, 1868. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Chapelhall, Lanarkshire, 1894. Married Agnes McKaig the same year.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.230

He served in Chapelhall, Lanarkshire.


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AULD, ALEXANDER

Born, 1821. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Olrig, Caithness-shire, 1855. Married, 1857, Christina B. R. Taylor. Mr. Auld remained outside the Union of 1900.

Publication.—Ministers and Men in the Far North, 1868.


Supplementary Information

He had a son Archibald W. Auld who was a minister.

He served in Olrig, Caithness.


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AULD, ARCHIBALD W.

Born in the Free Church Manse, Olrig, Thurso, 1869. Studied at the University and New College Edinburgh. Ordained at Innerwick, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.63

Son of Alexander Auld.

He served in Innerwick, Peebles-shire.


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AULD, ROBERT

Born at Ayr, 1801. Studied in Hall of Original Secession Church. Ordained minister of Original Secession congregation at Birsay, Orkney, 1843. In 1852 he joined the Free Church, but the majority of his congregation declining to enter the Union, he was left without church and manse, and with only a handful of adherents. Retired, 1854. Died, 1861.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.569

He served in Birsay, Birsay.


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