Ministers C

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CABLES, JAMES
CAIRD, JAMES RENNIE
CAIRNS, ADAM
CAIRNS, FRANK
CALDER, ALFRED WATT
CALDER, JAMES
CALDER, PATRICK
CALDER, WALTER
CALDWELL, ROBERT ROWAN
CAMERON, ALEXANDER, Tarbert
CAMERON, ALEXANDER, Ardersier
CAMERON, ALEXANDER, Renton
CAMERON, ALEXANDER, Greenlaw
CAMERON, ALLAN
CAMERON, ANDREW
CAMERON, ARCHIBALD D.
CAMERON, DONALD, Ardersier
CAMERON, DONALD, Rothes
CAMERON, GEORGE GORDON
CAMERON, HECTOR
CAMERON, JAMES, Glenbervie
CAMERON, JAMES, Collessie
CAMERON, JAMES, Dundee
CAMERON, JOHN KENNEDY
CAMERON, PATRICK
CAMERON, RICHARD
CAMERON, RODERICK
CAMPBELL, ADAM
CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER BELL
CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER DUNCAN
CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER JAMES
CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER JOHN
CAMPBELL, ANDREW
CAMPBELL, ARCHIBALD
CAMPBELL, ARCHIBALD F.
CAMPBELL, CHARLES
CAMPBELL, DAVID, Glenlyon
CAMPBELL, DAVID, Dunnet
CAMPBELL, DONALD, Cluny
CAMPBELL, DONALD, Eddrachillis
CAMPBELL, DONALD, Petty
CAMPBELL, DUGALD, Dalmellington
CAMPBELL, DUNCAN, Lawers
CAMPBELL, DUNCAN, Kilfinnan
CAMPBELL, GEORGE, Aberdeen
CAMPBELL, GEORGE, Kennoway
CAMPBELL, GEORGE LEWIS
CAMPBELL, HAMILTON
CAMPBELL, JAMES
CAMPBELL, JAMES M’KINNELL
CAMPBELL, JOHN, Paisley
CAMPBELL, JOHN, Uig
CAMPBELL, JOHN, North Knapdale
CAMPBELL, JOHN, Greenock
CAMPBELL, JOHN ALEXANDER
CAMPBELL, JOHN KENNEDY
CAMPBELL, MALCOLM C.
CAMPBELL, NICOL
CAMPBELL, NORMAN
CAMPBELL, PETER
CAMPBELL, SAMUEL
CAMPBELL, WILLIAM, Alexandria
CAMPBELL, WILLIAM, Chapelton
CANDLISH, JAMES SMITH
CANDLISH, ROBERT SMITH
CARLILE, JAMES EDWARD
CARMENT, DAVID
CARMENT, JAMES
CARMENT, MALCOLM
CARMICHAEL, HENRY
CARNEGIE, DAVID
CARROLL, JOHN SMYTH
CARRUTHERS, THOMAS
CARSLAW, WILLIAM
CARSLAW, WILLIAM HENDERSON
CASSELS, THOMAS
CASSIE, GEORGE
CAVAN, JAMES
CHALMERS, JOHN
CHALMERS, THOMAS
CHALMERS, WILLIAM, Aberdour
CHALMERS, WILLIAM, Forfar
CHARLES, GEORGE Sr
CHARLES, GEORGE Jr
CHARLTON, ALFRED H.
CHEYNE, JAMES
CHISHOLM, GEORGE ALEXANDER
CHRISTIE, ALEXANDER
CHRISTIE, JAMES
CHRYSTALL, ANDREW JAFFRAY
CLARK, ALEXANDER
CLARK, DUNCAN
CLARK, GEORGE
CLARK, JAMES, Dalrymple
CLARK, JAMES, Lassodie
CLARK, JOHN, Glasgow
CLARK, JOHN, Lochfyneside
CLARK, JOHN SIM
CLARK, PETER ALEXANDER GORDON
CLARK, THOMAS GRIEVE
CLARK, WILLIAM BROWN
CLARKE, DONALD ROBERT
CLASON, JAMES
CLASON, PATRICK
CLAZY, GEORGE”
CLAZY, ROBERT SMITH
CLEGHORN, ALEXANDER
CLERIHEW, ALEXANDER
CLOW, WILLIAM
CLOW, WILLIAM MACALLUM
CLUGSTON, JAMES
CLUGSTON, WILLIAM
COBBAN, ALEXANDER
COBBAN, HUGH
COCHRANE, GEORGE
COCHRANE, JOHN
COCHRANE, THOMAS
COLLIE, JAMES
COLLIE, JAMES HUNTER
COLLINS, THOMAS
COLQUHOUN, ROBERT GEORGE
COLVIN, DUNCAN, Alves
COLVIN, DUNCAN, Inverness
COMRIE, ALEXANDER
CONNELL, DONALD
CONNELL, DUNCAN MACNAIR
CONNELL JOHN
CONNELL, JOHN COCHRANE
CONNELL, SAMUEL
COOK, ALEXANDER
COOK, ARCHIBALD
COOK, DONALD
COOK, FINLAY
COOK, JOHN
COOK, JOHN ADAMS
COOPER, CHARLES
COOPER, JAMES
COOPER, JOHN
COOPER, JOHN GILLESPIE
COPELAND, JOSEPH
CORBET, CHARLES FRASER
CORBET, DONALD
CORBETT, GEORGE
CORBETT, MURDOCH
CORMICK, DANIEL
COSH, NATHAN
COUPER, DAVID
COUPER, WILLIAM J.
COURT, ROBERT
COUSIN, WILLIAM
COUTTS, ALFRED
COUTTS, JOHN
COVENTRY, JOHN
COWAN, ANDREW HUNTER
COWAN, ROBERT
COWAN, WILLIAM
COWE, JAMES
COWE, ROBERT
COWIE, CHARLES CHALMERS
COWIE, GEORGE WILLIAM STEVENSON
COWIE, JAMES
COWIE, WILSON
COWPER, JOHN JAMES MACPHAIL
CRABB, STEWART
CRAIG, ALEXANDER MACRAE
CRAIG, ANDREW BLACK
CRAIG, ARCHIBALD
CRAIG, GEORGE
CRAIG, JAMES
CRAIG, JOHN MITCHELL
CRAIG, JOSEPH LEITCH
CRAIG, RICHARD
CRAIG, ROBERT
CRAIG, ROBERT CLARK
CRAIG, WILLIAM LOW
CRAVEN, JOHN ELDRIDGE
CRAWFORD, ROBERT
CREIGHTON, JOHN
CRERAR, THOMAS
CRICHTON, ANDREW
CRICHTON, DAVID
CRICHTON, THOMAS
CROCKET, JAMES
CROCKETT, SAMUEL RUTHERFORD
CROSS, DAVID KERR
CROSS, EDWARD
CRUICKSHANK, WILLIAM
CRUICKSHANK, JAMES EWING
CULLEN, JAMES
CUMMING, ALEXANDER, Dunbarney
CUMMING, ALEXANDER, Old Meldrum
CUMMING, GEORGE WATSON
CUMMING, JAMES
CUNNINGHAM, ANDREW
CUNNINGHAM, DAVID
CUNNINGHAM, JAMES
CUNNINGHAM, JOHN GEORGE
CUNNINGHAM, ROBERT
CUNNINGHAM, ROBERT TENNANT
CUNNINGHAM, WILLIAM
CUNNINGHAM, WILLIAM BRUCE
CUPPLES, GEORGE
CURRIE, ARCHIBALD
CURRIE, HUGH HART
CURRIE, PETER
CURRIE, THOMAS
CUSIN, ALEXANDER


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CABLES, JAMES, M.A.

Born, Arbroath, 1860. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ballater, 1889. Married, 1894, Annie Holden Straton. Translated to Oakhead, Paisley, 1897.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.171

He served in Ballater, Aberdeenshire; and Oakshaw, Paisley, Renfrewshire.


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CAIRD, JAMES RENNIE, M.A.

Born in Arbroath, 1839. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkurd, Peeblesshire, 1868. Married, the same year, Isabel Beith. Translated to Lochend Church, Campbeltown, 1877; and to Middle Church, Paisley, 1882.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.170

He served in Kirkurd, Peebles-shire; Lochend, Campbeltown, Argyll; and Middle, Paisley, Renfrewshire.


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CAIRNS, ADAM, D.D. (St. Andrews)

Born in the manse of Longforgan, Perthshire. Son of Adam Cairns, for many years minister of the parish. Studied at the University, St. Andrews. Ordained at Manor, Peeblesshire, 1828. Translated, 1833, to Dunbog, Fife, and, 1837, to Cupar-Fife. Married, 1834, Jessie Ballingal. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. His health failing in 1847, he went for a time to Gibraltar, where he commenced the Presbyterian services kept up thereafter by the Free Church. In 1853, at the request of the Colonial Committee, Dr. Cairns resigned his charge and went to Melbourne, where he was settled as minister of Chalmers’ Church. Retired, 1876. Died, 1881. He gave his life to the cause of Christ in the Colony of Victoria, and from the moment he set foot on colonial soil Dr. Cairns was a power to be reckoned with in the ecclesiastical and social life of the community.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.145

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Cairns, Adam

Ward and Prentis, Presbyterian Ministers, p.22

He served in Cupar, Fife.


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CAIRNS, FRANK

Born in Aberdeenshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Cambusnethan, 1898.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.379

He served in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire.


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CALDER, ALFRED WATT, M.A.

Born at Leith, 1860. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tillicoultry, 1890.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.315 (twice)

He served in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire.


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CALDER, JAMES

Born at Edinburgh, 1843. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Saline, 1876. Married, 1886, Robina Mundell.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.355

He served in Saline, Fife.


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CALDER, PATRICK

Born, 1824. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Belhelvie, 1850. In 1857 Mr. Calder, by appointment of the Colonial Committee, went to New Zealand, and was settled at Nelson. Resigned, 1890. Died, 1892.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 11th May and baptized on 12th June, 1824, the son of James Calder and Beatrice Cameron.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-47.

Ministry
He was ordained in Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire, on 10th October, 1850. In February, 1857, it was reported that the Presbytery of Aberdeen had agreed to his translation to Nelson, New Zealand.

He arrived in Nelson, New Zealand, on 6th October, 1857, with his parents and sister. He was minister of Trinity Nelson, from 1857 till his retirement on 3rd December, 1890, due to failing health. He was Moderator of the General Assembly there in 1867.

Death
He died on 9th July, 1892. He was buried in Plot 082, Block 03, Old Presbyterian Cemetery at Wakapuaka, Nelson, alongside his mother Beatrice, father James and sister Mary Ann.

Sources
PCNZ, Ministers’ Register

Familytreecircles


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CALDER, WALTER

Born in Sutherlandshire, 1851. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Bourtreebush, 1882. Married, the same year, Annie Lawrence Black. Translated to Strathy, Tongue, 1886.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.319

He served in Bourtreebush, Aberdeenshire; and Strathy and Halladale, Sutherland.


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CALDWELL, ROBERT ROWAN

Born at Paisley, 1818. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ordained at Erskine, Renfrewshire, 1845. Married, 1847, Agnes A. Findlay. Was clerk of the Greenock Presbytery from 1882 to 1893. Retired, 1890. Died, 1898.


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Background
He was born on 29th July and baptized on 9th August, 1818, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the son of Robert Caldwell, Esq., of Doveland, Paisley, Renfrewshire, and Mary Rowan.

He was trained for business as an accountant.

Education
He wished to be a medical missionary and he studied at Glasgow University in 1837, and there he also took some medical classes. He studied divinity in Edinburgh University, and attended the Reformed Presbyterian Hall for two sessions.

Marriage
He married Agnes Annabella Findlay on 3rd July, 1847, in Erskine, Renfrewshire. She was baptized on 19th September, 1816, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the daughter of John Findlay and Marion Clerk. Her brother, Alexander Robertson Findlay, was a Free Church minister.

Ministry
As a probationer he was for almost a year in charge of the station of Inchinnan, Renfrewshire. He was ordained in Erskine, Renfrewshire, in May, 1845.

Death
He died on 16th January, 1898, in Greenock, Renfrewshire. Agnes Findlay or Caldwell died in 1895 in Rhu, Dunbartonshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Agnes Caldwell baptized 8th June, 1848, in Erskine, Renfrewshire. She was probably the Agnes Caldwell who died in Rhu, Dunbartonshire, in 1928, and who was buried in Paisley Cemetery.

(2) Robert Rowan Caldwell baptized on 6th October, 1850, in Erskine, Renfrewshire. There was a boy of this name who died there in 1858 aged four. As we haven’t accounted for all the children the minister is said to have had, it may be that he had two children of this name, for one of whom we have a birth record and for the other a death record.

(3) Marion Clarke Caldwell baptized on 12th June, 1852, in Erskine, Renfrewshire. She died there in 1859.

(4) Mary Rowan Caldwell born on 30th March, 1857, in Erskine, Renfrewshire. She died there in 1859.

(5) Margaret Caldwell born on 20th November, 1858, in Erskine, Renfrewshire. She married John Campbell, a Free Church minister in Greenock.

He had six children, four of whom predeceased him.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Robert R. Caldwell.


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CAMERON, ALEXANDER

Born, 1792. Ordained to the Mission Church at Tarbert, Loch Fyne, 1819. Translated to Kilchoman, Argyllshire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1836, Mary Stiles. Died, 1872.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.74

He served in Kilchoman, Isle of Islay, Argyll.


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CAMERON, ALEXANDER

Born in 1815. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Married, 1850, Jessie Cameron. Settled, 1854, at Ardersier. Died, 1886.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was the son of Donald Cameron, carpenter, in Strontian, Argyll, and Isabella Cameron. He was baptized there on 20th December, 1815.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1843. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1850-52.

Marriage
He married Janet Cameron. She was born about 1810 in Kilmallie, Argyll.

Ministry
He was a minister in Manitoba, Canada, from 1850-54. He served in Ardersier, Inverness-shire.

Death
He died at the Free Church Manse, Ardersier, Inverness-shire, on 1st April, 1886 (Registration: 1886 091/ 13 Ardersier).

Family
There is no evidence of any issue.


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CAMERON, ALEXANDER, LL.D. (Edinburgh)

Born in Inverness-shire, 1827. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Renton, Gaelic, 1859. Translated, 1874, to Brodick. Died, 1888. Dr. Cameron was widely known as a leading Celtic scholar, and edited several numbers of the Scottish Celtic Review.

Publications.— Reliquiae Criticae. Texts, Papers, and Studies in Gaelic Literature and Philology.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 14th July and baptized on 14th August, 1828, in Kingussie and Insch, Inverness-shire, the son of John Cameron, cooper, and Grace Cattanach.

Education
He was educated by local teachers and became a teacher. He then studied at Edinburgh University.. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1851-56. On 18th April, 1888, he was awarded the LL.D. degree by Edinburgh University.

Ministry
He may have been licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 20th November, 1856. He was ordained in Gaelic, Renton, Dunbartonshire. He received a call on 18th November, 1858 from the Gaelic, Paisley, congregation but remained in Renton. In 1862 he was appointed a member of the Joint-Commission of the General Assemblies for the revision of the Gaelic Scriptures. He was translated to Kilbride, Isle of Arran, Bute, in 1874.

Death
He died on 24th October, 1888, at the Holyrood Manse, the home of his friend Rev. William Balfour, in Edinburgh.

Family
He never married.

Sources
For his contribution to the Gaelic language, see Meekwrite

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


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CAMERON, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Pluscarden, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Greenlaw, 1875.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.86

He served in Greenlaw, Berwickshire.


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CAMERON, ALLAN

Born near Fort-William, 1847. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at St. Columba’s, Govan, 1874. Translated, 1887, to Ardrossan; and, 1892, to Inverness, East. Married, 1880, Isabella MacKenzie Stark.

Publication.—History and Principles of the Scottish Church.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.473

He served in St. Columba’s, Govan, Glasgow; Ardrossan, Ayrshire; and East, Inverness.

He had a son, Robert Theodore Cameron, who was a United Free Church minister: FUFC, p.126.


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CAMERON, ANDREW, D.D.

Born, 1823. Apprenticed to literary work on the staff of the Witness, for some years he devoted himself to editorial duties. The Free Church Magazine, the Stirling Tracts, the Christian Treasury, the Family Treasury, were successively in his hands, the British and Foreign Evangelical Review, and the News of the Churches were projected by him, and he superintended for a time the Colportage Department of the Religious Tract Society. In 1866 Dr. Cameron was ordained at Maryton. In 1870 he became colleague and successor to Dr. Cairns in Melbourne, where he started a weekly religious newspaper, the Southern Cross. Translated to St. Kilda, 1873. Died, 1877.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 24th November, 1822, in Edinburgh, the son of Dugald Cameron and Margaret Cunningham.

Education
In 1872, he received his D.D. degree from Princeton College, New Jersey, USA.

Marriage
He married Jane Cameron on 20th June, 1844, in Edinburgh. She was born about 1823, the daughter of Archibald Cameron and Jane Henderson.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 3rd October, 1849 and in 1866 a call was presented to him by the Aberdour, Fife, congregation. During this period he was living at various addresses in Edinburgh according to the Post Office Directories: Madeira Cottage (1845-47); Canaan Villa (1847-48); 7 Salisbury Place (1848-50); Merchiston Bank (1850-53); 39 George Square (1853-55); 2 Meadow Place (1855-58); and Church Hill (1858-1861). Thereafter he lived at 9 Victoria Place, Stirling. He is designated as Editor of Christian Treasury; General Secretary of the Religious Tract and Book Society of Scotland; and Editor of Family Treasury.

He was ordained in Maryton, Angus, on 20th September, 1866. He served there till 1870. In 1869 it was reported that he had declined a call from Melbourne, Australia. Nonetheless, in October, 1870, it was reported that had sailed for Melbourne to become the colleaguer of Dr Cairns. He was received by the Presbyterian Church of Victoria and ministered there: he was inducted in Chalmers Church, East Melbourne, on 20th November, 1870; he resigned on 11th March, 1873; he was inducted to St Kilda on 23rd March, 1873, and served there till his death in 1877.

Death
He died at 7 p.m. on 17th December, 1877, at his residence on the Esplanade, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria. He had been suffering for some time from heart disease and dropsy. His wife died on 12th October, 1897.

Family
Despite him dying in Australia there is a memorial stone to the family in the Grange Cemetery in Edinburgh and from there most of the following family details are taken.

They had issue including:

(1) Archibald Cameron born 12th March, 1846, in Edinburgh. He died in Newington, Edinburgh, on 17th September, 1858.

(2) Charles Dugald Cameron born about 1847. He died at 39 George Square, Edinburgh, on 26th December, 1852, aged 5.

(3) Jane Cameron born on 12th August, 1852, in Edinburgh. She married someone Mackie. She died in 1912, in Otago, New Zealand.

(4) Andrew Cameron born 28th May, 1854. He died in Newington, Edinburgh, on 26th November,1856.

(5) William Cunningham Cameron born 4th May, 1856, in Grange, Edinburgh. He married Anne Frances Elizabeth Rankin in Victoria.

(6) Unknown Cameron born on 4th March, 1860.

(7) There is a daughter Mary Louisa Cameron or Manly on the memorial in the Grange Cemetery said to have been born in 1821. This is clearly an error. This could be the unknown Cameron born on 4th March, 1860. It is tempting to say that this is a misreading of 1871 because there was a Mary Louisa Cameron whose birth was registered in the 3rd quarter of 1871 in Lambeth, London, England. But this does not fit with various things including the fact that Mary Louisa Cameron married Thomas Manly in Victoria in 1884. Certainly Mary Louisa Manly died in 1887 in Hay, New South Wales, the daughter of Andrew and Jane. This corresponds with the death date on the memorial: 9th February, 1887.

Sources
For a good obituary: Southland Times, Putanga 2965, 27 Hakihea 1877, p.2

Findagrave

See also Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Andrew Cameron


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CAMERON, ARCHIBALD D.

Born in Ross-shire. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Minard, Lochfyneside, 1898. Mr. Cameron remained outside the Union of 1900.


Supplementary Information

He served in Lochfyneside, Argyll.


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CAMERON, DONALD

Born in 1819. Ordained at Ardersier, Inverness-shire, 1849. Translated, 1853, to Kirkmichael in the Presbytery of Dunkeld. Married, 1856, Jane Shaw Cassilis. Disputes having arisen between him and his congregation, the matter went to the General Assembly, and the pastoral tie was dissolved by the Commission, 1858.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born around 1819 in Kilmallie, Inverness-shire, the son of Ewen Cameron, farmer, and Jean McBean (?).

Education
He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1843.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Jane Shaw at the bride’s home, 41 Northumberland Road, Edinburgh, on 12th February, 1856 (Registration: 1856 685/7 17 Heriot and Warriston). She was the daughter of Cassilis Shaw, doctor of medicine, and Ellis Parker.

(2) Jemima Smith Aytoun, in Inverness on 15th October, 1873. (FES says Jemima Smith Japp). She was born about 1851, the daughter of Roger Aytoun, merchant, and Margaret Mackenzie.

Ministry
He was ordained in Ardersier, Inverness-shire, in 1849; and was translated to Kirkmichael, Perthshire, in 1853. He was admitted to the Church of Scotland and was minister in Kilmorack, Inverness-shire, from 11th September, 1862, till his death.

Death
He died on 16th December, 1873, in Kilmorack, Inverness-shire. Jane Shaw or Cameron died there on 17th June, 1863.

Family
There is no evidence that he had issue.

Source
FES, Vol.7, p.40


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CAMERON, DONALD, M.A.

Born at Daviot, Inverness-shire, 1857. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1886, at Rothes. Married, 1887, Margaret Hughina MacGillvray. Translated, 1895, to St. Paul’s, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.250

He served in Rothes, Moray; and St. Paul’s, Glasgow.


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CAMERON, GEORGE GORDON, D.D. (Aberdeen)

Born at Pluscarden, Morayshire, in 1836, he studied at the University and the Free Church College, Aberdeen, and at the New College, Edinburgh. He was ordained at Free St. John’s, Glasgow, in 1871, and in the same year married Elsie Mathieson, daughter of Captain Brunton. He was appointed Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Exegesis in the Free Church College, Aberdeen, in 1882.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.575

He served in St. John’s, Glasgow.

His son, George Gordon Cameron, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.417.


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CAMERON, HECTOR

Born, 1839, at Ardgour, Argyllshire, and baptized in the Church of Rome. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kilfinnan, Argyllshire, 1871. Married, 1872, Margaret M’Queen. Translated, 1876, to Lochs, Lewis; and, 1881, to Back.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 6th March, 1835, in Kilmallie, Argyll, the son of Donald Cameron, sheep farmer, and Margaret McLean. This is recorded in the Roman Catholic Parish, Our Lady of the Angels, Argyll.

Marriage
He married Margaret Stewart McQueen on 1st November, 1872, in Anderston, Glasgow. She was born about 1843 in Kilfinichen, Isle of Mull, Argyll, the daughter of John McQueen, later a Free Church minister, and Ann McInnes. She was the sister of Murdoch McQueen, a Free Church minister.

Ministry
He was licensed on 3rd August, 1869, by the Free Presbytery of Lorn and Mull. He was ordained in Kilfinnan, Argyll, in 1871. He was translated to Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty, in 1876; and to Back, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty, in 1881. He remained in the Free Church at the Union of 1900.

Death
He retired in 1907 to Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, and there at Mayfield, Dingwall, he died on 25th June, 1908 (Registration: 1908 062/ 32 Dingwall). His wife died on 19th October, 1915, in Kiltearn, Ross and Cromarty. A memorial to them was erected in Laxay Cemetery, Kinloch, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty:


Erected by the Free Church people of Lewis, in loving and to the sacred memory of Rev. Hector Cameron, born 1836, died 25th June, 1908. His daughters Catherine, died 1876, age four months; Annie Macinnes, died 1878, aged four years; Margaret Mary, died 1885, aged eleven years, and his son Thomas, died 1901, aged eighteen years.

Adhered faithfully and with indomitable ardour to the principles of 1843.

And of Margaret Stuart MacQueen, wife of the above Rev. Hector Cameron. Died at Kimberly, Evanton. 19th October, 1915.

Well done good and faithful servant.


On the other side of the stone is the following inscription:

In loving memory of the Rev. William Cameron, for 33 years minister of Resolis Free Church, youngest son of Rev. Hector Cameron, and beloved husband of Elizabeth Macintosh, died 1st January, 1950, aged 65.

Agus bheir duine suas an deo, agus c’ait am bheil e?

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me. Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.


Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Mary Cameron born on 17th October, 1873, in Kilfinan, Argyll. She died in 1885 in Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty.

(2) Annie McInnes Cameron born on 4th November, 1874, in Kilfinan, Argyll. She died in 1878 in Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty.

(3) Catherine Cameron born in 1876 in Kilfinan, Argyll. She died aged four months.

(3) Donald Cameron born in 1877 in Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty.

(4) John McQueen Cameron born in 1880 in Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty.

(5) Annie Cameron born in 1881 in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty.

(6) Thomas Cameron born in 1883 in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty. He died there in 1901.

(7) William Martin Cameron born in 1884 in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty. He became a Free Church minister.

(8) Maggie Mary Cameron born in 1886 in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty.

Source
Backfreechurch


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CAMERON, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Udny, Aberdeenshire, 1837. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1864, at Glenbervie, Kincardineshire. Married, 1870, Mary Shirra Gibb. Died, 1875.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 8th and baptized on 21st February, 1837, in Udny, Aberdeenshire, the son of John Cameron, road contractor, and Mary Mutch.

<Education
He attended the Free Church school there and Aberdeen Grammar School. He entered Aberdeen University in 1852 and graduated M.A. with Honours in April, 1857. He taught in the Aberdeen Commercial and Mathematical School, and then in the Gymnasium there. He then studied Divinity at the Free Church College in Aberdeen and, for a time, in Germany.

strong>Marriage
He married Mary Shirra Gibb on 23rd June, 1870, in Banchory Devenick, Kincardineshire. She was born on 4th August, 1845, in Yetholm, Roxburghshire, the daughter of George Shirra Gibb and Margaret Turnbull.

Ministry
He was prevented by medical advice from going as a missionary to India. He did mission work in Dumfries before being ordained in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, on 10th March, 1864.

Death
He died on 23rd May, 1875, in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire. His wife died in 1919 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Turnbull Cameron born 13th April, 1871, in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire. She married, firstly, David Simpson, in 1896 in Newington, Edinburgh, and, secondly, Alexander Scott Reid on 16th February, 1917, in St George, Edinburgh. She died on 14th February, 1944, in Halifax, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

(2) Mary Jane (May) Cameron born on 16th November, 1872, in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire. She married George Sturrock on 3rd June, 1905, in Newington, Edinburgh. She died on 5th March, 1950, in Campsie, Stirlingshire.

(3) David Johnston Cameron born in 1874 in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire. He was a dentist. He married Mary Beatrice Simpson in 1901 in St Andrew, Edinburgh. He died on 31st March, 1918, in Robertson, Cape Colony.

Sources
Rootschat

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


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CAMERON, JAMES

Born at Alyth, 1839. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Collessie, 1866. Married, 1867, Helen Gibson Walker. Translated, 1870, to Pathhead; and, 1874, to Victoria Church, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.257

He served in Collessie, Fife; Pathhead, Kirkcaldy, Fife; and Victoria, Glasgow.


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CAMERON, JAMES

Born at Fochabers. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1898, at Bonnethill, Dundee. Married, 1900, Catherine Conn Falconer.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.396 – which says that he married Catherine Ann Falconer.

He served in Bonnethill, Dundee.


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CAMERON, JOHN KENNEDY, M.A.

Born at Rosskeen, Ross-shire, 1860. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Brodick, 1890. Married, 1891, Catherine M’Ivor. Mr. Cameron remained outside the Union of 1900.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 11th May, 1860, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Alexander Cameron of Obsdale, Alness, and Janet McDonald.

Education
He attended Old Aberdeen Grammar School. He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1885. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1886-1890. He was awarded the D.D. degree by Edinburgh University.

Marriage
He married Kate McIver in 1891 in St Andrew, Edinburgh. She was born about 1860, in Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty, the, daughter of Murdo McIver, hotel keeper and farmer.

Ministry
He was ordained in Kilbride, Isle of Arran, Bute, on 2nd July, 1890. He remained in the Free Church at the Union of 1900 and on 15th April, 1901, the United Free Church Presbytery of Ardrossan deleted his name from their rill and declared the Brodick charge to be vacant. He was Assembly Clerk from 1900 till 1936. He was Moderator of the General Assembly in 1910. He became the Professor of Systematic Theology in the Free Church College in 1906 and Principal in 1943..

Death
He died with tragic suddenness on 5th October, 1944, in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Death
Gaelic and English Sermons of the Late Rev John MacAlister with Memoir, 1896, edited by John; Kennedy Cameron

The Free Church of Scotland, 1843-1910: a vindication, John Kennedy Cameron, along with Alexander Stewart, Edinburgh, 1910.

Expository lectures, John Kennedy; edited by John Kennedy Cameron, Inverness, 1911.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Murilla McIver Cameron born 1892 in Brodick, Isle of Arran, Bute. She married John Kennedy Mackenzie on 22nd April, 1920, in St Giles, Edinburgh. He was a Church of Scotland minister (see FES, Vol.8, p.207). She died in 1984 in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire.

(2) Janet Flora A. Cameron born in 1894 in Brodick, Isle of Arran, Bute. She married William MacMaster Bissell, a Colonel, and army doctor. She died in Ardersier, Inverness-shire in 1958.

(3) Ian Kennedy Cameron born in 1896 in Brodick, Isle of Arran, Bute. He died in 1955 in Dumfries.

(4) Jane (or Jean) MacDonald Cameron about 1903. She married George James Alexander, medical doctor, in1926 in St Giles, Edinburgh.

Source
The Scotsman, 5th October, 1944, p.3


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CAMERON, PATRICK

Born, 1822. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Oban, 1855. Married, the same year, Jessie Cumming. Died, 1874.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1822 in Urquhart, Inverness-shire, the son of Ewen Cameron, farmer, and Helen McDonnell.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-48.

Marriage
He married Jessie Cumming on 2nd August, 1855, in Calton, Edinburgh. She was born about 1825 in Darlington, County Durham, England, the daughter of James Cumming, teacher, and his wife Margaret.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Abertarff on 1st May, 1849. He was ordained in High, Oban, Argyll, in 1855.

Death
He died in 1874 in Kilmore, Argyll. His wife died in 1905 in St George, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Cumming Cameron born 18th December, 1856, registered in Oban, Argyll, and in Calton, Edinburgh. She died in 1872 in Kilmore, Argyll.

(2) Patrick Ewen Cameron born 7th February, 1858, in Oban, Argyll. He married Gertrude Girdwood in 1893 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(3) James Cumming Cameron born 7th February, 1860, in Kilmore and Kilbride, Argyll.

(4) Ellen Cameron born 6th June, 1863, in Kilmore and Kilbride, Argyll.

(5) Alexander William Cameron born 3rd March, 1866, in Kilmore and Kilbride, Argyll.

(6) Richard Cameron born 13th January, 1869, in Kilmore and Kilbride, Argyll. He died there the same year.


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CAMERON, RICHARD, M.A.

Brother of Professor Cameron, Aberdeen. Born at Pluscarden, 1847. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Jedburgh, 1878.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.77

He served in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire.


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CAMERON, RODERICK, M.A.

Born at Avoch, Ross-shire, 1865. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Contin, Ross-shire, 1892. Married, 1894, Isabella Mackerchar.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.484

He served in Contin and Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty.


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CAMPBELL, ADAM, M.A.

Born at Farr, 1807. Studied at the Aberdeen University. Ordained at Petty, Nairnshire, 1851. Married, 1873, Isabella Fraser. Died, 1894.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 12th July, 1807, in Farr, Sutherland, the son of George Campbell, farmer, and Ellanora MacDonald.

Education
He was a teacher in Farr, Sutherland, before entering Aberdeen University where he gained his degree. He studied in Aberdeen University intermittently from 1830 but there is no sign that he graduated M.A.

Marriage
He married Isabella Fraser at Collessie Free Church Manse, Fife, on 29th January, 1873 (Registration: 1873 416/ 1 Collessie). She was born about 1847, in Petty, Inverness-shire, the daughter of Thomas Fraser, sawyer, and Ann McKillican.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1844. He was called to Petty, Inverness-shire, on 13th November, 1850, and ordained there on 13th February, 1851.

Death
He died on 14th June, 1894, in Petty, Inverness-shire. He died on the Thursday morning of the Fast Day of the Communion and was buried at the close of the Communion services on Monday.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Adam Gordon Campbell born 16th April, 1874, in Petty, Inverness-shire. He gained an M.A. from Aberdeen University and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh. He became a minister of the United Free Church (FUFC, p.59). He died in 1933 in Edinburgh.

(2) Ellen Ann Gordon Campbell born in 1875, in Petty, Inverness-shire. She died in 1941 in Edinburgh.

(3) Isabella G. Campbell born in 1878 in Petty, Inverness-shire. She died in 1904 in Inverness.

(4) George Gordon Campbell born in 1880 in Petty, Inverness-shire. He died in 1950 in Perth.

(5) Evelyn Gordon Campbell born in 1882 in Petty, Inverness-shire. She died in 1963 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Adam Campbell.


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CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER BELL

Born at Edinburgh, 1826. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained for Madras, 1852. Resigned, 1863. Settled at Markinch, 1864. Married, 1852, Janet Orrock, and, 1868, Eleanor Wright. Died, 1897.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in the autumn of 1826 in Edinburgh, the son of Alexander Campbell, shopman, and Margaret Johnstone.

Education
He attended Gillespie’s School, Edinburgh. He worked as a teacher for some time before attending Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1848-52.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Janet Orrock on 3rd August, 1852, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She was born about 1831 in Edinburgh, the daughter of Alexander Orrock, book-binder, and his wife Sarah.

(2) Eleanor Wright on 14th October, 1868, in Edinburgh. She was baptized on 19th January, 1834, in Hawick, Roxburghshire, the daughter of John Wright and Helen Relton.

Ministry
He returned from India because of the health of his wife. He was inducted in Markinch, Fife, on 11th February, 1864. He ministered in Venice, Italy, for short periods during his Markinch ministry.

Death
He died on 20th April, 1897, in Elie, Fife. He was temporally living at the High Street, Earlsferry, Fife, and died on the Elie Golf Course of heart disease (Registration: 1897 427/ 8 Elie). Janet Orrock or Campbell died in 1866, in Markinch, Fife. Eleanor Wright or Campbell died in 1909, in Elie, Fife.

Family
He had issue by his first wife, including:

(1) Alexander John Campbell born about 1855 in Madras, India. He married Anna Maria Mackenzie or Thomson in 1890 in Scotland.

(2) Robert Campbell born about 1858 in Madras, India.

(3) Mary M. Campbell born about 1861 in Madras, India.

(4) James M. Campbell born about 1862 in Madras, India.

(5) Janet Campbell born on 25th February, 1863, in Edinburgh.

(6) William Campbell born on 1st May, 1865, in Markinch, Fife,

And by his second wife:
(7) Eleanor Relton Campbell born on 13th August, 1869, in Markinch, Fife. She died in 1946 in Fife.

(8) Edith Campbell born on 15th May, 1871, in Markinch, Fife.

(9) Agnes Wright Campbell born on 17th February, 1873, in Markinch, Fife. She died in 1935 in Dundee.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Alexander Bell Campbell.


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CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER DUNCAN

Born at Greenock, 1830. Studied at Glasgow University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lockerbie, 1860. Married, 1863, Mary Lundie Duncan. Died, 1892.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 23rd October and baptised on 20th November, 1825, in Greenock, Renfrewshire, the son of John Campbell, ship builder, and Isabella Duncan.

Education
It is not clear what years he studied in New College, Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married Mary Lundie Duncan on 3rd June, 1863, in Peebles. She was born on 29th April, and baptized on 28th May, 1837, in Cleish, Kinross-shire, the daughter of William Wallace Duncan, Free Church minister, and Mary Lundie. For some ministerial connections, see the Lundy and Duncan Trees.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1856. He was assistant for four years in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire; Dunoon, Argyll; and elsewhere in England and Scotland. He was ordained in Lockerbie, Dumfries-shire in the spring of 1860. In 1880 he was sent to serve for six months in the Scots Church in Constantinople.

Death
He died at 14 Moray Place, Edinburgh, on 3rd June, 1892 – in the home of Sheriff Jameson with whom he had been staying during the Assembly (Registration: 1892 685/2 348 St Andrew (Edinburgh)). His wife died in the 3rd quarter of 1894, in Gravesend, Kent, England.

Family
He had issue including

(1) William Wallace Duncan Campbell born on 21st June, 1866, in Dryfesdale, Dumfries-shire. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1888-1892. He married Marguerite Jeanne Alice Adine Guignet in the 2nd quarter of 1899 in Gravesend, Kent, England. In 1911 he was a Presbyterian minister in Bath, Somerset, England. He died in the 2nd quarter of 1941 in Worthing, Sussex.

(2) Henry Duncan Campbell born on 12th September, 1869, in Dryfesdale, Dumfries-shire.

(3) John Alexander Campbell born on 9th July, 1871, in Dryfesdale, Dumfries-shire. He married Christian Mary Lamb in 1904 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(4) Julius Wood Campbell born on 6th April, 1873, in Dryfesdale, Dumfries-shire.

(5) Emily Mary Lundie Campbell born in 1878 in Dryfesdale, Dumfries-shire. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1896 in Gravesend, Kent, England.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Alexander D. Campbell.


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CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER JAMES, D.D.

Born at Edinburgh, 1815. Studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained at Melrose, 1843. Married, 1844, Mary T. W. Maitland Heriot. Translated, 1859, to Geelong, Victoria. Became senior minister, 1884. Was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria, 1867.

Publication.—Fifty Years of Presbyterianism in Victoria.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 3rd April, 1815, at 29 Heriot Row, Edinburgh, the son of John Campbell of Annfield and Carbrook, writer, and Frances Brown.

Marriage
He married Mary Turner Wedderburn Heriot Maitland on 15th August, 1844, in Kettle, Fife. She was born on 17th May, 1826, in Kettle, Fife, the daughter of James Makgill Maitland-Heriot of Ramornie and Margaret Dalgleish. For further connections, see the Balfour Tree.

Ministry
He was ordained on 2nd November, 1843, in Melrose, Roxburghshire, and was released from the charge on 28th January, 1859. He then served St George’s Presbyterian Church, Geelong, for 26 years.

Death
On retirement he was resident in South Yarra, Victoria, and died on 20th October, 1909, in Victoria. His wife died on 4th May, 1880, in Geelong, Victoria.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Makgill Maitland Campbell born on 12th April, 1847, in Melrose, Roxburghshire. He married Annie Harper in 1872 in Victoria.

(2) Frederick Alexander Campbell born on 27th November, 1849, in Melrose, Roxburghshire. He married Mary Pitts on 16th April, 1884, in Brisbane, Queensland. He was educated at Geelong College, Geelong, Victoria, and the University of Melbourne, Victoria. He was an engineer and a writer, and was the secretary and director of the Working Men’s College, Melbourne, Victoria, from 1887 till 1913. He died on 13th February, 1930.

(3) Margaret Louisa Campbell born on 25th January, 1852, in Melrose, Roxburghshire. She married William Stothert Rolland in 1875, at Digger, Victoria. He was Scottish by birth, and a Presbyterian clergyman. She died on 25th December, 1922, in Melbourne, Victoria.

(4) Frances Janetta Campbell born on 10th June, 1855, in Melrose, Roxburghshire. She married Robert Andrew Agnew Balfour-Melville, son of James Heriot Balfour-Melville and Eliza Ogilvie Maitland Heriot in 1891, in Victoria. She died on 18th April, 1947, at 39 Fernhill Road, Sandringham, Melbourne, Victoria.

(5) Archibald Henry Campbell born on 10th June, 1855, in Melrose, Roxburghshire. He died in 1939 at Albury, New South Wales.

Source
Geni

Thepeerage

adb.anu.edu.au/biography/campbell-alexander-james-3153


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CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER JOHN, M.A.

Born at Madras, 1854. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, and at Berlin. Ordained at Barry, 1884. Married, Anna M. Thomson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.397

He served in Barry, Angus.


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CAMPBELL, ANDREW, D.D.

Born, 1845. Appointed as a lay evangelist to the Santal Mission, 1871. Ordained, 1881.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.537


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CAMPBELL, ARCHIBALD, M.A.

Born at Roseneath, 1840. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Errol, 1871. Married, 1876, Helen Langlands Kerr.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.330

He served in Errol, Perthshire.


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CAMPBELL, ARCHIBALD F.

Born in Argyllshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Aberdeen, St. Columba’s, 1898.


Supplementary Information

Archibald Fletcher Campbell

FUFC, p.225

He served in St. Columba’s, Spring Gardens, Aberdeen.


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CAMPBELL, CHARLES, B.D.

Born at Glasgow, 1861. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1890, at Graham Street, Airdrie. Married, 1895, Annie Hope Johnston.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.175

He served in Graham Street, Airdrie, Lanarkshire.


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CAMPBELL, DAVID

Born at Glenlyon, 1799. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at the Parliamentary Chapel of Glenlyon, 1832. Translated, 1836, to the East Church, Inverness; and, 1838, to Tarbat. Married, 1833, Margaret M’Bain. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1855, to Lawers, Perthshire. Mr. Campbell was famed for the eloquence and purity of his Gaelic sermons. Died, 1877.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.76

He served in Tarbat, Ross and Cromarty; and Lawers, Perthshire.

For family connections, see the Bayne Tree.

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


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CAMPBELL, DAVID

Born in the parish of Halkirk, 1806. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained at Dunnet, 1844. Married, 1850, Isabella MacKenzie. Died, 1876.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born (or baptised) on 4th December, 1806, in Halkirk, Caithness, the son of Alexander Campbell, merchant, and Isabella Swanson.

Education
He studied in Aberdeen University from 1829. He was a teacher. He was a tutor in the family of Gunn, minister in Watten, Caithness and he taught in Achow, Latheron, Caithness.

Marriage
He married Isabella McKenzie on 11th October, 1850, in Dunnet, Caithness. She was born on 24th February and baptized on 1st March, 1828, in Dunnet, Caithness, the daughter of John McKenzie, crofter, and Catharine McRae.

Ministry
He was ordained in Dunnet, Caithness.

Death
In June 1875 he was struck with paralysis in the pulpit and had to be carried from there. He died in the Free Church Manse, Dunnet, Caithness, on 25th February, 1876 (Registration: 1876 036/ 3 Dunnet).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Isabella S. Campbell born about 1852 in Dunnet, Caithness.

(2) Catharine Campbell born on 8th February, 1855, in Dunnet, Caithness

(3) Agnes Campbell born on 30th December, 1858, in Dunnet, Caithness.

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


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CAMPBELL, DONALD, M.A.

Born at Fort George, 1800. Studied at Aberdeen University. Ordained assistant and successor at Cluny, 1841. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Settled at Ballater, 1844. Became senior minister, 1876. Died, 1878.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.88

He served in Cluny, Aberdeenshire; and Ballater, Aberdeenshire.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Donald Campbell.


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CAMPBELL, DONALD

Born, 1839. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Eddrachillis, Sutherlandshire, 1876. Resigned, 1894.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1839 in Kishorn, Ross and Cromarty – so the censuses. Kishorn is in the very extensive parish of Applecross. There was a Donald Campbell born on 26th September and baptized on 4th November, 1838, in Applecross, the son of John Campbell, house carpenter, and Janet Kennedy. In 1841 this family are living in “Achanvany” which is in the Kishorn area. Other evidence tends to confirm that identification.

In 1861 he was a school teacher living in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty.

Ministry
He was probably licensed by the Free Presbytery of Lochcarron in 1871. He served in Eddrachillis, Sutherland. There is no evidence that he ever married. In 1901 he was a UF minister, a patient in the Royal Crichton Hospital, Dumfries. A Donald Campbell, born about 1840, died in Dumfries in 1923 – but there is not certainty that this is this minister.


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CAMPBELL, DONALD

Born in Inverness-shire. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Petty, Nairnshire, 1895.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.157

He served in Petty, Inverness-shire.


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CAMPBELL, DUGALD

Born at Lochgilphead, 1846. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Dalmellington, 1882. Married, 1873, Elizabeth Johnstone; and, 1879, Jessie Stewart.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.128

He served in Dalmellington, Ayrshire.

He had a son, Archibald Angus Campbell, who became a United Free Church minister: FUFC, p.52.


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CAMPBELL, DUNCAN

Born at Glenlyon, 1796. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1834, over the Mission Church at Lawers. Translated, 1837, to the Parliamentary Church, Innerwick, Glenlyon; and to Kiltearn, Ross-shire, 1842. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1835, Margaret MacDonald. For nineteen successive years he went as a deputy of the Highland Committee to preach in the Island of Mull. Died, 1873.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.43

He served in Kiltearn, Ross and Cromarty.

His daughter, Georgina Campbell, married John MacPherson, a Free Church minister

For family connections, see the Bayne Tree.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Duncan Campbell.


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CAMPBELL, DUNCAN

Born in North Knapdale, 1834. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1877, at Kilfinnan. Married, 1881, Jessie MacMillan. Died, 1891.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in January, 1834, at Carsaig, Tighavallich, North Knapdale, Argyll. His father was a farmer. The family moved to Islay when he was still young. He himself had a farm of his own on Colonsay.

Education
He spent two years preparing himself for University and he entered Glasgow University in 1864. He then studied in the Free Church College there. In his student days, he was employed in the Gaelic Mission and in Argyle Free Church, Glasgow.

Marriage
He married Jessie MacMillan in 1881 in Tarbert, Argyll. She was born there about 1845.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Islay on 21st August, 1873, and served for a time in Tiree and Eigg and other places, till ordained on 12th July, 1877, in Kilfinnan, Argyll.

Death
He died on 17th May, 1891, leaving a widow and a daughter.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Catherine Campbell born in Kilfinan, Argyll, in 1883.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Duncan Campbell.


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CAMPBELL, GEORGE

Born in Aberdeen, 1833. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Aberdeen, North, 1859. Translated, 1873, to the Wynd Church, Glasgow. Married, the same year, Mary Jones. Appointed by the Home Mission Committee as an ordained evangelist, 1883. Died, 1893.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born (or baptised) on 14th April, 1833, in Aberdeen, the son of Alexander Campbell, baker, and Jane Wyness.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School.

Marriage
He married Mary Jones at the home of the bride, 16 Kingsland Place, Aberdeen, on 11th March, 1873 (Registration: 1873 168/1 77 St Nicholas). She was born (or baptised) on 16th May, 1862, the daughter of Richard Jones, rope and twine manufacturer, and Mary Hutchison. Richard Jones was an elder in George Campbell’s congregation. George Campbell’s address at his marriage was given as 5 Queen’s Square, Glasgow.

Ministry
He was probably licensed by the Free Presbytery of Aberdeen in 1857. He assisted in Auchterless, Aberdeenshire. He was ordained in North, Aberdeen, as colleague and successor to John Murray, who died in 1861. He was translated to Wynd, Glasgow, in 1873. In 1884 the General Assembly offered him the position of an ordained evangelist under the superintendence of the Home Mission Committee, and he accepted of the offer, and laboured in it with success during the last nine years of his life.

During their time in Glasgow, the family lived at: 5 Queen’s Square, Strathbungo (1874-77); 10 Royal Terrace (1877-81); 10 Wendover Crescent, Mount Florida (1883-85); 3 Ethel Terrace, Mount Florida (1885-89) and 7 Balmoral Crescent, Crosshill (1889-93).

Death
He died on 6th July, 1893.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Russell Campbell born on 1st January, 1874, in Govan, Glasgow. He died in 1948 in Gorbals, Glasgow.

(2) Mary Hutchison or Hutcheson Campbell born in Kinning Park, Glasgow, in 1875. She died in Cathcart, Glasgow, in 1887.

(3) Gertrude Jane Campbell born in Kinning Park, Glasgow, in 1877.

(4) George Henry Campbell born in Cathcart, Glasgow, in 1880. Probably it was his death that was registered in Haymarket, Edinburgh, in 1945.

(5) Richard Jones Campbell born in Cathcart, Glasgow, in 1881. He died in Cathcart, Glasgow, in 1928.

(6) Florence Henderson Campbell born in Cathcart, Glasgow, in 1887. She married George Meiklejohn McLaren in Hillhead, Glasgow, in 1916. Her death was recorded in Dron and Dunbarney, Perthshire, in 1965.

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


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CAMPBELL, GEORGE

Born at Lairg, 1845. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kennoway, 1878. Married, the same year, Christina Park Fotheringham. Mr. Campbell remained outside the Union of 1900.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1845, in Lairg, Sutherland, the son of William Campbell, missionary, and Elspeth or Elizabeth Mathieson.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1873-76.

Marriage
He married Christina Park Fotheringham in 1878 in Fetteresso, Kincardineshire. She was born on 4th November, 1851, in Fordoun, Kincardineshire, the daughter of William Fotheringham, farmer, and Janet Bremner.

Ministry
He was probably licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 27th June, 1877. He is not considered by the Free Church to have remained outside the Union. He was settled in Kennoway, Fife, on 5th September, 1878. When called there he was described as “George Campbell, St Monance”. He went into the Union but returned to the Free Church, with his congregation. For example, in The Scotsman of 31st October, 1903, p.2, referred to him as the United Free Church minister of Kennoway and The Scotsman of 27th December, 1904, p.6 shows that as minister of Kennoway Free Church he was Interim Moderator of Aberfeldy Free Church.

Death
He died in the Free Church Manse, Kennoway, Fife, on 10th September, 1921 (Registration: 1921 434/ 8 Kennoway). His wife died in Kennoway in 1946.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jessie Fotheringham Campbell born in 1879 in Kennoway, Fife. She died there in 1974.

(2) Elspet Campbell born in 1882 in Kennoway, Fife.

(3) William Campbell born in 1884 in Kennoway, Fife.

(4) George Alexander Campbell born in 1886 in Kennoway, Fife.

(5) Susan Pringle C. Campbell born in 1891 in Kennoway, Fife. She died there in 1975.


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CAMPBELL, GEORGE LEWIS

Born at Port Bannatyne, 1833. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at North Knapdale, 1863. Married, the same year, Catherine Ross. Translated, 1865, to Lochs, Lewis; and to Glasgow, Argyll Church, 1875. Mr. Campbell was removed from his charge in 1884, and from 1890 was employed by the Highland Committee in the North and in Lewis, where in 1895 he was settled at Shawbost.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 4th June, 1834, in Rothesay, Bute, the son of James Campbell and Janet McLachlan.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1858-62.

Marriage
He married Catherine Ross on 24th September, 1863, in Kildalton, Isle of Islay, Argyll. She was born about 1845 in Port Ellen, Kildalton, Isle of Islay, Argyll, the daughter of George Ross and Catherine Wood.

Ministry
He was ordained in North Knapdale, Argyll, and was translated to Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty, in 1865. He was called to Rogart, Sutherland, in 1872, but remained in Lochs. In 1875, he was translated to Tradeston, Glasgow. During his time in Glasgow he had a variety of addresses: 1 Queen’s Crescent (1875-77); 27 Carnarvon Street (1877-79); 11 Prince’s Street, Pollokshields (1879-81); 11 Clarinda Terrace, Pollokshields (1881-87); and 17 Kenmure Street (1887-94).

He was inducted to Shawbost, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty, on 10th July, 1895. FUFC, p.496 says: “The min. and the majority of the cong. adhered to the FC and took the property with them.” And the Shawbost Free Church web-site says: “He joined the Union in 1900, and lived in North Shawbost, where he died on 7th August 1911.” He quite clearly was counted as the United Free Church minister in Shawbost in the legal processes which arose over the congregation’s property (for example, The Scotsman, 9th December, 1904, p.9.

Death
He died on 7th August, 1911, and was buried in Bragar Cemetery, Barvas, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Ebenezer Campbell born on 3rd July, 1864, in North Knapdale, Argyll. In 1901 he was a “galvanising works manager”.

(2) James George Campbell born on 5th June, 1866, in Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty.

(3) Mackintosh Mackay Campbell born on 15th June, 1868, in Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty. In 1901 he was a clerk. He died in Provan, Glasgow, in 1944.

(4) Catherine Campbell born on 24th February, 1870, in Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty. In 1901 she was a teacher.

(5) Henry James Campbell born, 3rd November, 1871, in Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty. In 1901 he was a secondary teacher. He died in 1949 in Dunoon, Argyll.

(6) Jessie Mary Isabella Campbell born on 14th May, 1874, in Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty. She died in Appin, Argyll, in 1941.

(7) John R. Campbell born about 1875 in Glasgow.

(8) George Louis Campbell born in 1881 in Tradeston, Glasgow. In 1901 he was an apprentice mechanical engineer.

(9) Ralph Colley Smith Campbell born in 1882 in Tradeston, Glasgow. In 1901 he was an apprentice mechanical engineer.

(10) Charles John McL. Campbell born in 1883 in Tradeston, Glasgow. He died there in 1949.

Source
Shawbostfreechurch


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CAMPBELL, HAMILTON

Born in Argyllshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Colmonell, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.245

He served in Colmonell, Ayrshire.


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CAMPBELL, JAMES

Born at Pollokshaws, 1857. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Blantyre, 1882. Married, 1885, Mary Jane Scott


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.108

He served in Blantyre, Lanarkshire.


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CAMPBELL, JAMES M’KINNELL, M.A.

Born at Kirkmahoe, Dumfries-shire, 1866. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Lochgoilhead, 1894.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.280

He served in Lochgoilhead, Argyll.


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CAMPBELL, JOHN

Born in Argyllshire, 1801. Studied at the University of Glasgow. Ordained at Paisley Gaelic Church, 1833. Married, 1834, Jane Brown; and, in 1860, Margaret M’Farlane. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1845, to Tarbert, Loch Fyne. Died, 1874.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.181

He served in Gaelic, Paisley, Renfrewshire; and Tarbert, Argyll.

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


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CAMPBELL, JOHN

Born at Kirkhill, 1808. Studied at Aberdeen and Edinburgh Universities. Married, 1841, Ann Fraser. Ordained at Uig, Lewis, 1846. Became senior minister, 1876. Died, 1885.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1808 in Kirkhill, Inverness-shire, the son of William Campbell, handloom weaver, and Margaret Fraser.

Education
He studied in Aberdeen University from 1822 and graduated M.A. in 1830. He gained his M.D. from Edinburgh University in 1830.

Marriage
He married Ann Fraser on 30th December, 1841, in Urquhart, Inverness-shire. She was born there about 1815.

Ministry
He was ordained in Uig, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty. Duncan Morrison was ordained there as his colleague and successor on 6th May, 1879.

Death
He died on 3rd September, 1885.


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CAMPBELL, JOHN

Born in Ross-shire, 1847. Studied at Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at North Knapdale, 1883. Married, 1890, Mary Macalpine Seymour. Resigned, 1895, and went to Canada, where he was settled in Ontario.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.307

Marriage
He married Mary MacAlpine Seymour in 1890 in Lochgilphead, Argyll. She was born about 1854.

Ministry
He served in North Knapdale, Argyll.


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CAMPBELL, JOHN

Born in Kildalton Parish, Islay, 1853. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1885, at the Gaelic Church, Greenock. Married, 1891, Margaret Caldwell.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.157

Margaret Caldwell was the daughter of Robert Rowan Caldwell.

He served in Gaelic, Greenock, Renfrewshire.


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CAMPBELL, JOHN ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born in Lewis, 1858. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Tobermory, Mull, 1893.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.301

He served in Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Argyll.


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CAMPBELL, JOHN KENNEDY

Born in Ross-shire, 1857. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Leith, Trinity, 1888. Married, the same year, Annie Tait. Resigned, 1897. Died, 1898.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1857 in Kintail, Ross and Cromarty, the son of William Campbell and Eliza Matheson.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1884-88.

Marriage
He married Annie Tait in 1888 in Halkirk, Caithness. She was born on 27th August, 1863, in Dunnet, Caithness, the daughter of James Tait, farmer, and Ann Piper.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Kirkcaldy on 2nd May, 1888. He was ordained in Trinity, Leith, Edinburgh, on 4th July, 1888 – a place in which he had been officiating, even before he was licensed.

Death
He died on 3rd April, 1898, in St Andrew, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1931 in Olrig, Caithness.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Campbell, born in 1889 in Leith, Edinburgh.

(2) James Tait Campbell, born in 1890 in Leith, Edinburgh. He married Edith Ferrie in 1918 in Blythswood, Glasgow. They lived in London, England, for a time and in 1941 emigrated to Australia. He was General Manager and Actuary of the National Mutual Life Association of Australia Ltd. until 1952. He died in 1975 in Victoria.

Source
Rootsweb


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CAMPBELL, MALCOLM C.

Born at Dunvegan, Skye, 1859. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Tarbert, Loch Fyne, 1884.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.285

He served in Tarbert, Argyll.


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CAMPBELL, NICOL

Born at Taynuilt, 1836. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Ardnamurchan, 1874. Married, 1876, Janet MacKenzie. Translated, 1889, to Uig; and, 1897, to Tarbert, Harris.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.494

He served in Ardnamurchan, Argyll; Uig, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty; and Tarbert, Harris, Inverness-shire.

His son, Alexander Daniel Campbell, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.443.


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CAMPBELL, NORMAN, M.A.

Born in Ross-shire. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1898, at Creich, Sutherlandshire. Mr. Campbell remained outside the Union of 1900.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1867 in Coigach, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Murdo Campbell, farmer, and Catherine McLeod.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1894-98.

Marriage
He married Jessie Clark Sinclair in the Station Hotel, Perth, on 22nd February, 1905 (Registration: 1905 387/ 44 Perth). She was born in 1880 in Inverallan, Moray, the daughter of James Sinclair, farmer, and Margaret Clerk, but at marriage was of Tullochgorum, Duthil.

Ministry
He was ordained in Creich, Sutherland. He remained in the Free Church at the Union of 1900. He became minister in Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, following the decision of the Commission of Assembly in November, 1907, to permit his translation. He served as Moderator of the General Assembly in 1921.

Death
He died on 14th April, 1956, at Ardmare, Rosemarkie, Ross and Cromarty. His wife died there on 12th March, 1968. There is a memorial to the family in Mitchell Hill Cemetery, Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty:

In
loving memory
of
JAMES WILLIAM
son of
Rev. N. CAMPBELL
Dingwall
died 8th May 1915
aged 2 years
also the said
Rev.
NORMAN CAMPBELL M.A.
Free Church minister
in Creich 9 years
in Dingwall 48 years
died 14th April 1956
aged 89
DAN 12.3.

[LHS]

also/
JESSIE CLARK SINCLAIR
died 12th March 1968
aged 87 years
wife of the said
Rev. NORMAN CAMPBELL.

[RHS]

MARY ANN SINCLAIR
Tullochgorm
Strathspey
died 14th October 1944
aged 68 years
PROV. XXXL. 10.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Norman Alistair S. Campbell born in 1907 in Bonar, Sutherland. He married Jeanie Asher Macleod in 1934 in Inverness. A Norman Alistair Sinclair Campbell, Esq., Manager of the Ross-shire Electric Supply Co. Ltd., was honoured in 1943 for services to the War Savings Campaign. He died in 1980 in Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty.

(2) James William Campbell born in 1913 in Dingwall. He died at the Free Church Manse, Dingwall, on 8th May, 1915, and was buried on the 11th in Dingwall Cemetery.

Sources
Rosscromartyroots

Rossandcromartyheritage

The Scotsman, 21st November, 1907, p.9

Supplement to the London Gazette, 4 June, 1943


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CAMPBELL, PETER

Born, 1790. Studied at the Divinity Hall, Original Secession (Burgher) Church. Ordained at Kilmarnock, 1815. Joined the Church of Scotland, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1850.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.488

FES, Vol.3, p.110

He served in Henderson, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.


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CAMPBELL, SAMUEL

Born at North Knapdale, 1791. Studied at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ordained at Berriedale, 1834. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Resigned, 1866. What separation from the Establishment meant in Mr. Campbell’s case can be gathered from his own words: “We could not get sites for our church and manse for eleven years. The people would not dare to receive us into their houses; the teacher, therefore, put a temporary roof upon the ruin of an old cottage. In that miserable place we lived for seven years. If there were heavy rain, there was a pool of water before my bed to welcome my rising in the morning. If there was high wind, the ashes were blown up in my face. Feeling my life in danger, I set about building a schoolhouse and teacher’s dwelling-house—the teacher’s house first. We entered the teacher’s house before it was plastered. We had to remove from one room to another till it was finished; it was very damp and uncomfortable, but better than the place we were in.” Died, 1868.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.112

He served in Berriedale, Caithness.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Samuel Campbell.


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CAMPBELL, WILLIAM

Born in north of Scotland, 1801. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained in the north of Ireland, 1833. Married, 1836, Maria Campbell. Translated to Alexandria. In 1850 Mr. Campbell was sent by the Colonial Committee, the first Scottish Presbyterian minister, to Natal, where he entered on his work at Pietermaritzburg in 1851. Died, 1873.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 5th April, 1801, in Thurso, Caithness.

Marriage
He married Maria Campbell in 1836 in London, England. She was born in 1815 in Calcutta, India.

Ministry
He was called to Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, on 8th December, 1843; and inducted there on 8th February, 1844. He was then described as “William Campbell, White Abbey, Ireland”. He went out to Natal under the Byrne scheme (see, Byrne Settler). Some seventy persons, mainly agriculturists from the Highlands, embarked with him on a small steamer at the Broomielaw, to connect with the sailing of the Unicorn from Merseyside. In South Africa he set about organising the Presbyterian Church in Natal. He soon severed his connection with the Byrne scheme. He erected the original Presbyterian Church in Pietermaritzburg in grey random rubble.

Death
He died in Pietermaritzburg, Natal. His wife died on 30th August, 1875, in Pietermaritzburg, Natal.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jessie Lee Campbell born in 1837 in County Antrim, Ireland. She married the Hon. Walter MacFarlane in 1860. He was Speaker of the Legislative Council of Natal. She died on 19th July, 1932, in Krugersdorp, Transvaal.

(2) William Robert Campbell born in 1840 in Whiteabbey, County Antrim, Ireland. He served with the Colonial forces in the Zulu War. At the time of his death he was forwarding agent for Somkele in Zululand. He died in 1906. [There is a mine called Somkhele – but whether it existed in 1906 or if it was for that mine that he worked, I don’t know.]

(3) Henry Cooke Campbell born in 1843 in Whiteabbey, County Antrim, Ireland. He was Judge President of the Native Land Court in Natal; he was awarded the Imperial Service Order. He died in 1925 in Cape Town, South Africa.

(4) Rosanna McCalmont Campbell born on 6th October, 1845, in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire.

(5) Frederick Alexander Campbell born 22nd April, 1849, in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire. He was an Inspector in the Natal Mounted Police and was involved in the battle of Isandlwana.

(6) Isabella Campbell born in 1852 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal. She married Major-General Thomas Milles who was at one time colonel of the 75th Foot. She died on 18th April, 1886, in Pietermaritzburg, Natal.

(7) Mary Susan Campbell born in 1853 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal. She died in 1890.

Sources
1879zuluwar

Alan Hattersley, The British settlement of Natal: a study in imperial migration, Cambridge: CUP, 1950

www.geni.com/people/Rev-William-Campbell/6000000009870967201

www.thepeerage.com/p26098.htm#i260978

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

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


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CAMPBELL, WILLIAM

Born, 1819. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Chapelton, 1856. Married, 1859, Jessie Miller. Resigned, 1863.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1819 in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, the son of James Campbell, farmer, and Janet Young. He was uncle of John Christie, a Scottish-born minister of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand – see PCNZ, Ministers’ Register. He originally belonged to the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland.

Marriage
He married Jessie Miller at Rowanside, near Glasgow on 15th March, 1859 (Registration: 1859 646/2 27 Partick). She was born about 1819 in Glasgow, the daughter of Robert Miller, wright, and Margaret Morrison.

Ministry
He was perhaps licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow on 16th October, 1849. After serving in Chapelton, Lanarkshire, he went to the New Zealand Presbyterian Church, where he was received on 10th January, 1867, and there he gave supply till he went to Victoria where he was inducted to Carningham – Linton on 27th January, 1869, and served there till 24th December, 1879. He returned to Dunedin and served in Dunedin from 1880 to 1893.

Death
He died there in Wanganui on 17th September, 1905. His wife died in 1890 in New Zealand.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Colin Campbell born on 4th June, 1860, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. He married Jessie Mitchell Elmslie in 1891 in New Zealand. She was the daughter of John Elmslie, a Free Church minister. He died in 1932 in New Zealand.

Source
PCNZ, Ministers’ Register


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CANDLISH, JAMES SMITH, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Edinburgh in 1835, the son of Dr. Robert Smith Candlish. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Logiealmond in 1863, he was translated to Aberdeen East in 1869. In 1872 he married Ann Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. Simpson of Kintore, and the same year was appointed Professor of Systematic Theology in the Free Church College, Glasgow. Professor Candlish was one of the outstandingly great Scottish Calvinistic theologians of the nineteenth century. His defence of Professor Robertson Smith was as chivalrous as it was intrepid, for it did violence to every instinct of his shy temperament.

Publications.—The Kingdom of God; Biblically and Historically Considered. The Scripture Doctrine of the Church Historically and Exegetically Considered (Cunningham Lectures). And the following “Handbooks for Bible Classes”:—The Christian Sacraments. The Christian Doctrine of God. The Work of the Holy Spirit. The Biblical Doctrine of Sin. The Epistle to the Ephesians. Posthumous.—The Christian Salvation: Lectures on the Work of Christ, its Appropriation and its Issues.


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Background
He was born on 14th December, 1835, in Edinburgh, the son of Robert Smith Candlish, minister, and Jessie Brock.

Education
He studied at Edinburgh Academy. He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University on 23rd April, 1858. He studied in New College, Edinburgh, 1859-62; also at Erlangen and Berlin. He was awarded the D.D. degree in 1874.

Marriage
He married Ann Elizabeth Simpson in 1872 in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was born on 20th October, 1834, in Kintore, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of Robert Simpson, the minister there, and Harriet Brown. For further connections, see the Balfour Tree.

Ministry
He acted for a short time as an assistant to James Henderson of St Enoch’s Free Church, Glasgow. He was ordained to Logiealmond, Perthshire, 8th October, 1863. He was translated to East, Aberdeen in 1868 (according to his obituary) but actually on 9th September, 1869. In May, 1872, he was inducted to the Professorship in the Glasgow College.

Death
He died on 7th March, 1897, at the Free Church Manse in Tarbolton, Ayrshire. His wife died on 9th May, 1904, in Partick, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Robert Candlish born on 1st September, 1876, in Partick, Glasgow. He graduated M.A. from Glasgow University in 1898. He died in 1913 in St Machar, Aberdeen.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: James Smith Candlish.


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CANDLISH, ROBERT SMITH, D.D. (Princeton, 1841, Edinburgh, 1865)

Born in Edinburgh, 1806. Son of James Candlish, lecturer on medicine. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained in St. George’s, Edinburgh, 1834. Married, 1835, Jessie Brock. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. In 1847, after the death of Dr. Chalmers, Dr. Candlish was appointed Professor of Theology in the New College, Edinburgh. His congregation called Mr. Stewart of Cromarty, but before the call could be disposed of Mr. Stewart was in his grave. In these circumstances Dr. Candlish resigned his appointment as Professor and returned to his charge. In 1861 he was Moderator of the General Assembly. In 1862 he was appointed Principal of the New College, and discharged the duties of that office along with his pastoral work till his death. Next to Thomas Chalmers, Robert Smith Candlish was the chief instrument raised up in the Providence of God to expound and defend the principles, direct the spirit, and organise the structure and system of the Free Church of Scotland. To enumerate the services rendered by him to the State Church before the Disruption, and to the Free Church after that event, would be to recall the history of Scottish Ecclesiastical events from 1839 to the year of his death. He occupied what has been, since the pastorate of Dr. Andrew Thomson, the most conspicuous pulpit in Scotland. Amid his incessant work for the Church at large, he kept together an overflowing congregation of intelligent and appreciative men and women. Dr. Candlish’s comprehensive intellect and catholic sympathies led him to take a large grasp of all Christian schemes and humanitarian movements, and to identify himself with all earnest and sincere efforts for their promotion. Died, 1873.

Publications.—Besides many smaller works Dr. Candlish published: The Book of Genesis. The First Epistle of John. On the Sonship and Brotherhood of Believers. The Fatherhood of God (Cunningham Lectures). Life in a Risen Saviour. Scripture Characters, The Christian Sacrifice. The Atonement. Reason and Revelation, Examination of Maurice’s Theological Essays. On Elliot’s Horae Apocalypticae, etc. Posthumous.— Life of Dr. R. S. Candlish. By William Wilson, D.D.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.106

His son James Smith Candlish was a Free Church minister.

His daughter Elizabeth married Archibald Henderson, a Free Church minister.

He served in St. George’s, Edinburgh

For further connections, see the Balfour Tree.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Robert Smith Candlish.

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Candlish, Robert Smith

Robert S. Candlish – Preacher and Churchman in Finlayson, Sandy, Unity and Diversity: The Founders of the Free Church of Scotland, Christian Focus Publications, Fearn, Scotland, 2010


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CARLILE, JAMES EDWARD

Born at Paisley, 1821. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Went to Italy after finishing his studies. Licensed by the Presbytery there, 1850. Ordained, 1852, at Brechin, East. Married, 1858, Jane Margaret Milne. Translated, 1859, to the European congregation at Bombay. Resigned on account of ill-health, 1862. In 1874 he became minister of the Presbyterian congregation at Maritzburg in Natal, where he remained for two years. Died, 1893.

Publication.—South Africa and its Mission Fields.


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Background
He was baptized on 9th September, 1821, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the son of Warrand Carlile and Agnes Irvine. His father was a Presbyterian minister in Ireland and, later, missionary to Jamaica – see FES, Vol.7, p.528. He was a very distant relative of Thomas Carlyle – “the sage of Chelsea”.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1841. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-47.

Marriage
He married Jessie Margaret Milne on 5th August, 1858, in Huntly, Aberdeenshire. She was born (or baptized) on 23rd February, 1830, in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of Robert Milne, bank agent, and Janet Robb.

Ministry
He was ordained in East, Brechin, Angus.

Death
He died in the 2nd quarter of 1893 in Holborn, London, England, and was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery there. His wife died on 12th April, 1906, and was buried at Hyeres, France.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Sir Robert Warrand Carlile born on 11th July, 1859, in Brechin, Angus. He married Isabel Jane Barton on 29th September, 1903, in Dundalk, Ireland. He was an Indian civil servant and writer on medieval subjects. He died on 23rd May, 1934, in Florence, Italy.

(2) Alexander James Carlile born on 24th July, 1861. He was educated in Germany and Italy, at Glasgow University, and at Exeter College, Oxford, England. He took holy orders in the Church of England. He married Rebecca Monteith Smith in 1895 in St Giles, Edinburgh. She was the daughter of Walter Chalmers Smith, a Free Church minister. He died in Oxford, England, in the 2nd quarter of 1943.

(3) Ada Irving Carlile born on 25th September, 1863, in Edinburgh. She resided partly in England and partly on the Riviera. She became a Roman Catholic. She died in the 1st quarter of 1941 in Hampstead, London, England.

Sources
The main source of information for this family is: History of the Carlile Family: Paisley Branch – see here.

Oxfordindex

Nature, 16th June, 1934

Prabook


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CARMENT, DAVID, M.A.

Born in 1772 near Wick. Studied at King’s College and Divinity Hall, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1810, at Duke Street Gaelic Chapel, Glasgow. Married, 1815, Margaret Stormonth. Translated, 1822, to Rosskeen. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Mr. Carment was a man of large bodily presence and of almost Herculean strength. His voice had a compass which enabled him, without strain or effort, to make himself heard in the largest open-air gatherings. When settled at Rosskeen, Mr. Carment came to an open rupture with the order of “The Men,” then dominant in Easter Ross. In this case the people left “The Men” and followed their minister, which is all the more remarkable, seeing the latter had no Celtic blood in his veins. When the Disruption came his congregation almost to a man followed their minister. Out of a population of upwards of 3000, not fifty remained in the Establishment. Died, 1856.

Publications.—The Fiery Cross. Moderatism and Evangelism Contrasted.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.69

He served in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty.

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Carment, David


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CARMENT, JAMES

Son of foregoing. Born at Glasgow, 1816. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Ordained, 1841, at Comrie. Married, 1842, Elizabeth Maxwell. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1880.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.264

He served in Rosskeen, Perthshire.

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


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CARMENT, MALCOLM, M.A.

Son of foregoing. Born at Comrie, 1856. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Yarrow, 1882. Married, 1886, Christian Drummond.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.94

He served in Yarrow and Meggat, Selkirkshire.


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CARMICHAEL, HENRY, M.A.

Born at Cambus, Clackmannanshire, 1844. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, New College, Edinburgh, and at Erlangen. Ordained at Peebles, 1870. Married, 1872, Christina H. M’Lelland. Died, 1879.


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Background
He was born on 26th September, 1844, in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, the son of John Carmichael, ploughman, and Elizabeth Hutchison.

Education
He was educated locally. But the family moved to Dumfries and he acted as a pupil-teacher there. He studied at first at Glasgow University but moved to Edinburgh and graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1866. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1865-69, and thereafter studied at Erlangen, Germany.

Marriage
He married Christian (or Christina) Hervey McClelland in 1872 in Kirkinner, Wigtownshire. She was baptized 19th March, 1845, in Kirkinner, Wigtownshire, the daughter of John McClelland, farmer, and Janet Towers.

Ministry
After licence, he served as assistant to James Fairbairn, Newhaven. He was ordained in Peebles in 1870.

Death
He died at the Free Church Manse, Peebles, on 11th August, 1879. His wife died in 1929 in Logie, Stirlingshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Henry Carmichael born in 1872 in Peebles. He was a doctor. He married Margaret Lydia Clayton in the 2nd quarter of 1905 in Kingston. Kingston spans the boundaries of the counties of Middlesex and Surrey, England. He died in the 1st quarter of 1957 in Exeter, Devon, England.

(2) John Carmichael born in 1874 in Peebles. He married May Stewart Burgess there in 1902. She died in 1950 in Milton, Glasgow.

(3) Laurence Towers Carmichael born in 1875 in Peebles. He died in 1878 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire.

(4) Elizabeth Amy Carmichael born in 1878 in Peebles. She died in 1935 in Logie, Stirlingshire.

(5) Christian Ethel Carmichael born in 1879 in Peebles. She died in 1963 in Stirling.

Sources
Boards.ancestry

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Henry Carmichael.


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CARNEGIE, DAVID, M.A.

Born at Inverkeillor, 1851. Studied at the University of Aberdeen and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Culsalmond, 1878.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.434

He served in Culsalmond, Aberdeenshire.


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CARROLL, JOHN SMYTH, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born in County Tyrone, 1853. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Rathen, Aberdeenshire, 1881. Translated, 1883, to St. John’s, Glasgow. Married, 1895, Catherine M’Pherson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.248

He served in Rathen, Aberdeenshire; and on 22nd February, 1883, was translated to St. John’s, Glasgow.


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CARRUTHERS, THOMAS, M.A.

Born at Moffat, 1839. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Bridge of Weir, 1868. Married, 1869, Elizabeth Nisbit Johnston.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.164

He served in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire.


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CARSLAW, WILLIAM, M.D.

Born at Glasgow, 1837. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Appointed missionary teacher at Madras, 1863. Translated to the Lebanon Mission, 1876. In 1883 he received licence and ordination from the American Presbyterian missionaries at Beyrout, meeting as a Presbytery and acting at the request of the Commission of the General Assembly. Married, 1878, Isabella Lebonia Somerville.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.542

Background
He was the son of William Carslaw, merchant, Glasgow. He was the cousin of William Henderson Carslaw.

Education
He first enrolled in Glasgow University in 1858.


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CARSLAW, WILLIAM HENDERSON, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at the Reformed Presbyterian Manse, Airdrie, 1837. Studied at Glasgow University; Reformed Presbyterian Hall; Free Church College, Glasgow; New College, Edinburgh; Erlangen and Heidelberg. Ordained at Park Church, Helensburgh, 1862. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Downie Lochhead. Resigned, 1899. [Vol. 2 has him continuing till 1900.]

Publications.—Illustrated edition of the Scots Worthies. Life and Letters of James Renwick. Heroes of the Covenant, etc.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.272

He was the cousin of William Carslaw.

He served in Park, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire.


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CASSELS, THOMAS, M.A.

Born at Lanark, 1869. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Stewarton, 1894.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.54

He served in Stewarton, Ayrshire.


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CASSIE, GEORGE

Born at Keithhall, Aberdeenshire, 1838. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Hopeman, Morayshire, 1866. Married, 1867, Jessie Duguid Hay.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.465

He served in Hopeman, Moray.


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CAVAN, JAMES

Born at Kirkcudbright, 1828. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkmaiden, 1857. Married, 1860, Margaret Paterson. Became senior minister, 1898.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.117

He served in Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire.


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CHALMERS, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Blairgowrie, 1843. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Arbroath, Ladyloan, 1870. Translated, 1877, to Stirling, North. Married, 1891, Agnes Thomson Drummond.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.313

He served in Ladyloan, Arbroath, Angus; and North, Stirling.


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CHALMERS, THOMAS, D.D. (Glasgow), LL.D.(Oxon.)

Born at Anstruther, Fife, in 1780. Studied at the University of St. Andrews. He was ordained at Kilmany, Fife, in 1803; married, in 1812, Grace Pratt; translated to the Tron Church, Glasgow, in 1815; and in 1819 to the newly erected parish of St. John’s, Glasgow. Appointed Professor of Moral Philosophy in St. Andrews in 1823; and in 1828 Professor of Systematic Theology in the Metropolitan University. Elected Moderator of the Church of Scotland Assembly in 1832. From that date the place assigned him in the controversy that issued in the separation of his Church from the State was that of leader. He was the first to follow the Moderator in the procession from St. Andrew’s Church to Tanfield Hall; the first to sign the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission; the first Moderator of the Free Church General Assembly; and the first Principal of the New College, Edinburgh. The Free Church owed more to him than to any other man. The Sustentation Fund, which enabled her to become in fact as well as in name a National Church, was the outcome of his practical genius. But Chalmers was more than a Church leader; and he was greater in other fields than in Systematic Theology. The foremost preacher of his day, he was also distinguished in mathematical science, natural philosophy, and chemistry. While working as a city minister he projected plans for grappling with the ignorance, the vice and pauperism of a crowded population, which are approved by present day social reformers. He was found dead in bed at his residence, Church Hill, Morningside, 31st May 1847.

Publications.—The writings of Chalmers published in his lifetime and after his death are very numerous. Prominent among his apologetic, theological, and expository works, may be mentioned his Astronomical Discourses; his Commercial Discourses; his Bridgewater Treatise on the Adaptation of External Nature to the Moral and Intellectual Constitution of Man; his Lectures on Natural Theology, and his Institutes of Theology. Posthumous.—Life, by Dr. Hanna. Biographical Study, by James Dodds of London. Mrs. Oliphant’s Life. Thomas Chalmers, by Professor Blaikie (“Famous Scots Series”). Thomas Chalmers, by Alexander Taylor Innes (Religious Tract Society).


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.446

For further connections, see the Chalmers Tree.

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Chalmers, Thomas

Thomas Chalmers – Visionary Pastor in Finlayson, Sandy, Unity and Diversity: The Founders of the Free Church of Scotland, Christian Focus Publications, Fearn, Scotland, 2010


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CHALMERS, WILLIAM, D.D. (Aberdeen)

Born at Malacca, 1812. Son of a medical man in the H.E.I.C.S. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and Divinity Halls, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ordained at Aberdour, 1836. Translated, 1841, to Dailly, Ayrshire. Married, 1842, Emily Bryce. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1845, to Marylebone, London; and, 1868, became Professor in the Theological College of the English Presbyterian Church, of which in 1880 he was made Principal. Resigned, 1888. Died, 1894.

Publications.—The Power of the Civil Magistrate. The Church Question.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.30

For some ministerial connections, see the Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

He served in Dailly, Ayrshire.

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


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CHALMERS, WILLIAM

Born, 1824. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Forfar, East, 1853. Translated, 1855, to Greyfriars’, Edinburgh. Retired from the ministry, 1857.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in Aberdeen on 27th March, 1824, the son of David Chalmers, publisher, and Anne Lamb Campbell.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1848-52.

Ministry
He served in East, Forfar, Angus; and Greyfriars’, Edinburgh.

Other
He was living at 102 Laurieston Place from 1856 till 1958 but disappears from the Edinburgh Post Office Directory thereafter. See discussion in the blog Falling between Two Censuses and the Tree referred to there.

Death
He died at 63 John Street, Glasgow, on 20th April, 1894 (Registration: 1894 644/7 165 Blythswood).

Family
He never married.


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CHARLES, GEORGE

Born at Edinburgh, 1813. Studied at the Edinburgh University. Ordained at Stranraer, 1844. Married, the same year, Margaret Renton; and, 1854, Susan Stewart. Died, 1881.


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Background
He was born about 1813 in Edinburgh, probably on 24th March, 1813, the son of George Charles, flesher, and Katherine Stevenson.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Margaret Renton in 1844, the marriage being registered in Auchtermuchty, Fife, on 13th September, and in Stranraer, Wigtownshire, on 29th September. According to the Fife Herald he was married on 2nd October, by the Rev. A. Moody Stewart. She was born about 1815 in Edinburgh, the daughter of John Renton, Writer.

(2) Susan Stewart on 14th December, 1854, the marriage being registered both in Edinburgh and in Inch, Wigtownshire. She was born (or baptised) on 13th March, 1819, in Stranraer, Wigtownshire, the daughter of Leveson Douglas Stewart, Lieutenant Royal Navy, and Elizabeth Dalrymple Hay.

Ministry
He was called to Stranraer, Wigtownshire, on 21st March, 1844, and was ordained there on 8th May, 1844.

Death
He died in 1881 at the Free Church Manse, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, on 4th February, 1881 (Registration: 1881 899/ 21 Stranraer). He was buried in Inch Cemetery, Wigtownshire. Susan Charles or Stewart died at 25 London Road, Inch, Stranraer, on 7th February, 1897 (Registration: 1897 899/ 23 Stranraer).

Family
He had issue including by his first wife:

(1) A daughter born on 9th November, 1845.

(2) George Charles, born about 1847 in Stranraer, Wigtownshire. He became a Free Church minister.

(3) Catherine Charles born on 8th August, 1849, at Glenluce Road, Stranraer, Wigtownshire.

(4) Margaret Charles born about 1851 in Stranraer Wigtownshire. She died there in 1920.

And by his second wife:

(5) Elizabeth Charles born 26th June, 1856, in Stranraer, Wigtownshire. She died there in 1930.

(6) Grace Charles born 29th March, 1858, in Stranraer, Wigtownshire. She died there in 1859.

(7) Susan Charles born on 8th July, 1861, in Stranraer, Wigtownshire. She died there in 1946.

Source
Dumfries and Galloway Standard, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, 12th November, 1845

Findmypast

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See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: George Charles, Stranraer.


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CHARLES, GEORGE, B.D.

Son of foregoing. Born, 1848. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Busby, 1873. Resigned, 1877. Died, 1882.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 10th February, 1848, in Stranraer, Wigtownshire, the son of George Charles and Margaret Renton. His father was the Free Church minister there.

Education
He was educated at the local academy. He studied at Edinburgh University from 1863. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1867-71. He was awarded the B.D. degree by the University of Edinburgh in 1871.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Stranraer on 5th July, 1871. He was for a time assistant to James Fairbairn, Newhaven. He was ordained in Busby, Renfrewshire, in 1873. He resigned his charge in November, 1877, on the grounds of ill health – the congregation undertaking to pay him £50 per annum for two years. He was eventually able to do occasional preaching again and in February, 1882, he accepted an appointment in West, Brechin, in the absence abroad of the minister.

Death
He died suddenly at Scotscraig, Tayport, Fife, on 5th September, 1882, while visiting a friend there. He was buried in Inch Cemetery, Wigtownshire, beside his father.

Source
Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: George Charles, Busby.


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CHARLTON, ALFRED H.

Born, 1857. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kilwinning, 1890. Married, 1888, Mary Gillan.


Supplementary Information

Alfred Henry Charlton

FUFC, p.407

He served in Kilwinning, Ayrshire.


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CHEYNE, JAMES, M.A.

Born in parish of Foveran, 1853. Studied at the University and Free Church College. Aberdeen. Ordained at North Ronaldshay, 1883. Translated, 1891, to St. Andrew’s, Orkney. Married, 1888, Helen Reid.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.438

He served in North, Ronaldshay, Orkney; and St. Andrews (Orkney).


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CHISHOLM, GEORGE ALEXANDER

Born at Kilmuir-Easter, 1815. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1851, at Avoch. Married, the same year, Isabella Gordon Brander. Became senior minister, 1857. Died, 1876.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 1st June, 1815, in Kilmuir Easter, Ross and Cromarty, the son of John Chisholm, tenant farmer in Tullich, and Anne Davidson.

Education
He studied in Aberdeen University from 1831 and graduated M.A.

Marriage
He married Isabella Gordon Brander on 8th October, 1851. This was registered in Avoch, Ross and Cromarty. But the Inverness Advertiser of 14th October, 1851, has it taking place at Embo House, Embo, Sutherland, she being the daughter of James Brander, Esq., Embo. She was born on 21st October and baptized on 8th November, 1823, in Golspie, Sutherland, the daughter of James Brander, and Margaret McLachlin.

Ministry
In April, 1844, he was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Tongue. For the next six years he worked in different places in the highlands and islands. He was ordained in Avoch, Ross and Cromarty, on 4th September, 1851. His health was poor and eventually he applied for a colleague and successor in 1856. But they are still in Avoch in 1861 and only on 4th December, 1862, was John McKerchar ordained there as his colleague and successor. They then moved to Aberdeen where he engaged in suitable church work as he was able.

Death
He died suddenly on Saturday evening, 30th December, 1876, in Keith, Banffshire, where he had gone to take the services the following day in the absence of the minister. His wife died in 1888 in Old Machar, Aberdeen.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: George A. Chisholm.


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CHRISTIE, ALEXANDER

Born at Tayport, Fife, 1844. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and Free Church College. Glasgow. Ordained, 1871, at Mordington, Berwickshire. Married, 1885, Margaret Smith Milne. In 1893 Mr. Christie was appointed by the Colonial Committee to Bermuda.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.530

Background
He was born on 14th July, 1844, in Ferry Port on Craig, Fife, the son of Alexander Christie, inspector of poor, and Mary Jamieson.

Education
He enrolled in the University of St Andrews, Fife, 1862-66, and graduated M.A. on 25th April, 1867.

Ministry

He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow on 7th June, 1871. He was ordained in Mordington, Berwickshire, in 1871, as colleague and successor to James Kitchan. He resigned his charge on 15th September, 1893. He served in Bermuda, 1893-1903. He joined the United Free Church in 1904. He was described as “a creditable representative of the Church that sent him out.” And his work is described thus: “The attendance on Sabbath and on Thursday evening is very encouraging. There is a good Sunday School, taught by twenty-three teachers, a Christian Endeavour Society, a Temperance Society, a Band of Hope, and a Foreign Missionary Society. Altogether there seem to be no symptoms of decay, but every sign of vitality and vigour about this the oldest of our Colonial Churches.”

Death
He died on 26th March, 1907, in Kinross

Source
Balfour, Presbyterianism in the Colonies, p.270


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CHRISTIE, JAMES, M.A.

Born in Banffshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Stromness, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.519

He served in Stromness, Orkney.


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CHRYSTALL, ANDREW JAFFRAY

Born at Cruden, Aberdeenshire, 1844. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, 1870. Married, 1872, Joannah Isabella Mitchell. Translated to Newhills, 1886.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.424

He served in Auchterless, Aberdeenshire; and Newhills, Aberdeenshire.


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CLARK, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born in parish of Udny, 1839. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Kingswells, 1868. Married, 1870, Margaret Bernard Haggart.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.424

He served in Kingswells, Aberdeenshire.

His son, John Haggart Clark, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.327.


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CLARK, DUNCAN

Born, 1810. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions of Adherence, 1843. Ordained, 1843, at Killean, Kintyre. Died, 1850.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 3rd and baptized on 22nd August, 1810, in Dunoon and Kilmun, the son of Hugh Duncan and Isobel Turner.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1832.

Ministry
“Duncan Clarke, Killean, Tarbert” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in Killean, Argyll.

Death
He died on 7th February, 1850, at Stronsaul near Kilmun, Argyll.


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CLARK, GEORGE

Born at Strathallan, 1844. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1875, at Cunningsburgh, Shetland.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.521

He served in Cunningsburgh, Shetland.


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CLARK, JAMES

Born, 1817. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dalrymple, Ayrshire, 1861. Married, 1862, Cecilia Burman. Died, 1883.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1817 in Perth.

Education
He does not appear to have enrolled in New College, Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married Cecilia Burman on 4th June, 1862, in Newtyle, Angus. She was born on 27th July and baptized on 12th August, 1826, in Newtyle, Angus, the daughter of James Burman, farmer, and Cecilia Clark. Her sister, Jessie Watson Burman, married John Gow, a Free Church minister.

Ministry
He was ordained in Dalrymple, Ayrshire, in 1861.

Death
He died on 29th August, 1883, at the Free Church Manse, Dalrymple, Ayrshire. After his death the family moved to Edinkillie, Moray. A Cecilia Clark died there in 1919, aged 92.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Cecilia Burman Clark born on 13th March, 1863, in Dalrymple, Ayrshire. She died in Newtyle, Angus in 1946

(2) James Alexander Clark born on 8th August, 1870, in Dalrymple, Ayrshire.

Source
Carosfamily

Mytree


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CLARK, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Portsoy, Banffshire, 1833. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1874, at Lassodie. Married, 1877, Ann Henry Graham. Became senior minister, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.352

He served in Lassodie, Beath, Fife.


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CLARK, JOHN

Born at Edinburgh, 1817. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall of United Original Secession Church. While an alumnus he took an active part in the formation of the “Metaphysical Society of Edinburgh,” securing the patronage of Sir W. Hamilton and Professor John Wilson. Among its first members were Professor A. Campbell Fraser and Principal John Cairns. Ordained at East Campbell Street, Glasgow, 1843. Married, 1845, Jane Stobie. In 1847 a party in the congregation appeared before the Presbytery of Glasgow, and thereafter before the Synod at Edinburgh, complaining that the services were not edifying. By both courts Mr. Clark was vindicated, and the complaints declared to be unfounded. The congregation continuing in a divided state, Mr. Clark relinquished connection with the Original Secession Church and sought admission to the Free Church. He was received by the General Assembly in 1848. For a number of months Mr. Clark officiated in Free Church pulpits, chiefly in Glasgow and the neighbourhood. He died of cholera, January 1849.

Publication.—Posthumous—Fragments of College and Pastoral Life. A Memoir of the late Rev. John Clark of Glasgow, with Selections from his Essays, Lectures, and Sermons. By the Rev. John Cairns, M.A., minister of the United Presbyterian Church, Berwick. 1851.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.581


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CLARK, JOHN

Born at Dunoon, 1825. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Lochfyneside, 1867. Married, 1874, Christina M’Nab; and, 1887, Margaret Wilson. Became senior minister, 1898. Mr. Clark remained outside the Union of 1900.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 10th February and baptized on 13th March, 1825, in Dunoon and Kilmun, Argyll, the son of Hugh Clark and Isobel Turner. Generally, though not always, his surname appears as Clarke.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Christina McNab on 23rd February, 1874, in Lochgilphead, Argyll. She was born about 1835 in Glasgow.

(2) Margaret Wilson in 1887 in Blythswood, Glasgow. She was born about 1835 in Knapdale, Argyll.

Ministry
He was ordained in Lochfyneside, Argyll. Archibald D. Cameron was ordained as his colleague and successor in 1898. He remained in the Free Church at the Union of 1900.

Death
His first wife died in 1887 in Minard, Argyll. His second wife died in 1934 in Dunoon, Argyll.


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CLARK, JOHN SIM, M.A.

Born at Woodside, Aberdeen, 1828. Studied at King’s College and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Foveran, 1855. Married, 1859, Margaret Ronaldson. Was clerk of the Presbytery from 1882. Died, 1886.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 10th December, 1828, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the son of David Clark, bookseller, and Bathia Wilson.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School and studied in Aberdeen University from 1843 and graduated M.A.

Marriage
He married Margaret Ronaldson on 24th November, 1859, at Belleville, Newington, Edinburgh. She was born on 2nd July, 1839, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the daughter of William Ronaldson, grocer and spirit dealer, and Margaret Whyte.

Ministry
He was ordained in Foveran, Aberdeenshire.

Death
He died on 7th January, 1886, at the Free Church Manse, Foveran, Aberdeenshire. His wife died in 1894 in Old Machar, Aberdeen.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Ronaldson Clark born 18th September, 1860, in Newington, Edinburgh. He was educated at the Grammar School, Aberdeen, and graduated from Aberdeen University, M.A. in 1881; M.B. in 1884; and D.P.H. in 1897. He entered the Indian Medical Service in 1887. He held the post of Civil Surgeon in various big Stations in the Punjab, including Simla. Colonel Clark retired from India in 1915 on account of ill-health. He joined the R.A.M.C. and worked at the Home Office in London as Medical referee for German civil prisoners. In spring 1918 he was sent to the Isle of Man in connection with the Supervision of German Prison Camps and was on duty there till his death in February 1919. He died on 4th February, 1919, and was buried in Douglas Cemetery, Isle of Man.

(2) a male Clark was born on 22nd February, 1864, in Foveran, Aberdeenshire and died there that same year.

(3) John Clark born on 12th February, 1865, in Foveran, Aberdeenshire.

(4) Margaret Isabella Clark born on 2nd November, 1870, in Foveran, Aberdeenshire. She died in 1935 in Kintore, Aberdeenshire.

Sources
Roll-of-honour

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


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CLARK, PETER ALEXANDER GORDON

Born at Port William, 1852. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Coatbridge, East, 1882. Married, the same year, Margaret Baird Thomson. Translated, 1887, to Glasgow, Paisley Road; and, 1893, to Perth, West.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.336

He served in East, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire; and Paisley Road, Glasgow


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CLARK, THOMAS GRIEVE

Born at Edinburgh, 1819. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1853, as minister of a congregation at Agra. Translated to Bombay, 1854. Resigned, 1860. From 1865 to 1882 he represented the Presbyterian Church at Odessa. Married, 1853, Margaret Grace Inglis; and, 1867, Frederica Von Hauenschild. Retired, 1882.

Publication.—Christianity, East and West.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 28th December, 1819, in Edinburgh, the son of Daniel Clark, accountant, and Mary Kinnear.

Education
He studied at Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-52. He was considered one of the most promising students but in consequence of a misunderstanding with Robert S. Candlish and others he abandoned his connection with the Free Church for a time and spent some time on the continent. He then returned to the Free Church and served in India.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Margaret Grace Inglis on 13th January, 1853, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She was the daughter of James Inglis.

(2) Fredericca Hauenschild. She was the daughter of Baron Hauenschild of the Isafan (?) Islands.

Ministry
He appears as a member of the General Assembly in 1863 as a representative of the Presbytery of Bombay as is described as Acting Professor in the Glasgow Free Church College.

Death
From 1894 he was residing at 4 Argyle Place, Edinburgh, where he died on 10th October, 1901. He was buried on 12th October, in Liberton Cemetery, Edinburgh. In the newspaper intimation of his death he is described as “late of Bombay, Odessa and Gratz.” Margaret Grace Inglis is said to have died in 1857 in Bombay, India. Frederica Hauenschild died at Gratz on 23rd September, 1889.

Publication
For a somewhat adverse reviews of Christianity East and West, mentioned by Ewing, see The Morning Post, London, England, 23rd January, 1889, p.2; and Glasgow Herald, 25th January 1889.

The idea and means of Christian unity: an address … and the Valedictory discourse delivered before the Metaphysical Society of Edinburgh, 1847

Hungary and the Hungarian Struggle, three lectures delivered at the Philosophical Institution, Edinburgh, 1850.
The field : or, Home and heathen populations contrasted. John MacLaren, Edinburgh, 1862

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) William Inglis Clark was born in 1856 in Bombay, India. He married Janie Isobel Shannon in 1884 in Newington, Edinburgh. He died on 21st December, 1932, at Belgrave Crescent, St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Source
Records.ancestry

Caledonian Mercury Edinburgh, 21st May, 1855

Glasgow Herald, 30th September, 1889

The Scotsman, 12th October, 1901, p.16


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CLARK, WILLIAM BROWN, D.D. (Montreal)

Born at Biggar, 1805. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Licensed by the Presbytery of Biggar, 1832. With the assistance of James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd, he opened a school in Yarrow. After receiving licence, Mr. Clark became missionary in the parish of Old Greyfriars’, preaching in the Magdalene Chapel, Cowgate. Married, 1836, Jane Brown; and, 1870, Amelia Torrance or Gibb. Ordained, 1839, at Half-Morton. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to Maxwelltown; and, 1853, to Chalmers’ Church, Quebec. Resigned, 1874. Appointed Professor of Church History in Quebec, 1880. Died, 1893.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.235

He served in Half-Morton and Gretna, Dumfries-shire; and Maxwelltown, Dumfries-shire.

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


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CLARKE, DONALD ROBERT

Born in Sutherlandshire, 1815. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1843, at Aberfeldy. Married, 1844, Mary Jane Ferguson Wyllie. Died, 1883.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 22nd June, 1815, in Durness, Sutherland, the son of John Clark and Johanna Falconer.

Marriage
He married Mary Jane Ferguson Wyllie on 24th March, 1849, in Logierait, Perthshire. She was born on 5th December, 1826, and baptized on 4th January, 1827, in Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfries-shire, the daughter of James Fergusson Wyllie and Susan Hill.

Ministry
“Donald R. Clarke, Kilmun, Dunoon” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, on 30th November, 1843.

Death
He died on 13th May, 1883, at the Free Church Manse, Aberfeldy, Perthshire. His wife died in 1900 in St George, Edinburgh. There is a tablet erected to his memory in the church hall in Taybridge Road, Aberfeldy: “REV DONALD ROBERT CLARKE – PASTOR FOR 40 YEARS – DIED 13TH MAY 1883.”

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Susan Jane Wyllie Clarke born 6th February and baptized on 17th March, 1850, in Logierait, Perthshire. She died in 1903 in St George, Edinburgh.

(2) Johanna Elizabeth Clarke born on 9th September and baptized on 5th October, 1851, in Logierait, Perthshire. She died in the 1st quarter of 1938 in Winchester, Hampshire, England.

(3) James Ferguson Wyllie Clarke born on 12th April, 1855, in Aberfeldy, Perthshire.

(4) Eric Reay Clarke born on 15th May, 1858, in Aberfeldy, Perthshire. His death is recorded in the consular returns for 1924.

(5) Eliza Hunter Clarke born in 1862 in Aberfeldy, Perthshire. She married Willoughby Roch Clarke in St George, Edinburgh, in 1899.

Sources
Britishlistedbuildings

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: D. R. Clarke.


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CLASON, JAMES

Born, 1783. Son of Rev. Robert Clason of Dalziel. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained, 1808, at Dalziel. Married, 1811, Janet Harvey. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1847. Died, 1852. [Vol. 2 says he died 1851.]


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.249

For some ministerial connections, see the Thomson Tree.

He served in Dalziel, Motherwell, Lanarkshire.


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CLASON, PATRICK, D.D. (Glasgow)

Brother of the foregoing. Born at the Manse of Dalziel, 1789. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ordained, 1815, at Carmunnock, near Glasgow. Translated, 1824, to St. Cuthbert’s Chapel-of-Ease, Edinburgh. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. On the 18th May, 1843, Dr. Clason was appointed joint-clerk with Mr. Pitcairn of the Free Church General Assembly. This office he held for upwards of twenty-four years, and was thus closely associated with the early history of the Church, and with the movements that succeeded the Disruption. In 1848 Dr. Clason was Moderator of the General Assembly. Dr. Clason’s health made it necessary for him to winter abroad, and he did good service for the Church in several foreign countries, as Egypt, Palestine, Malta, and Madeira. In 1854 he became senior minister. In May 1867, when Dr. William Wilson, the Moderator of the previous year, was conducting the opening services in the Assembly Hall, Dr. Clason was taken suddenly with illness from which he never recovered. Died, July 1867.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.22

For some ministerial connections, see the Thomson Tree.

He served in Buccleuch, Edinburgh.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Patrick Clason.

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Clason, Patrick


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CLAZY, GEORGE

Born at Eccles, Berwickshire, 1824. Studied at Edinburgh University, and Divinity Hall of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Paisley, 1854. He joined in the Union with the Free Church, 1876. Married, 1856, Janet K. Orr; and, 1863, Jessie Smith. Died, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.5

His second wife, Jessie Smith, was the daughter of Robert Smith, a Free Church minister.

He served in Oakshaw, Paisley, Renfrewshire.

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

Robert Smith Clazy, a Free Church minister, was his son.

His second wife died on 17th April, 1897.


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CLAZY, ROBERT SMITH, M.A.

Born at Paisley, 1869. Son of foregoing. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Dunning, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.342

He served in Dunning, Perthshire.

He was the son of George Clazy, a Free Church minister.


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CLEGHORN, ALEXANDER

Born at Edinburgh, 1809. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained, 1845, at Leuchars. Married, 1859, Elizabeth Anderson. Became senior minister, 1883. Died, 1887.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 11th April, 1809, in Leith, Edinburgh, the son of William Cleghorn, teacher, and Jane Veitch.

Education
He was a teacher. He studied Arts and Divinity at Edinburgh University.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Anderson on 13th December, 1859, in Monifieth, Angus. She was born on 13th and baptized on 20th July, 1824, in Monikie, Angus, the daughter of James Anderson, farmer, and Margaret Dickson.

Ministry
“Alexander Cleghorn, Broughty Ferry, Dundee” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in Leuchars, Fife, on 11th June, 1845. William Broom was ordained as his colleague and successor on 6th December, 1883. He retired to Edinburgh where he lived at 20 Moston Terrace.

Death
He died on 20th May, 1887, in Grange, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1898 in Monifieth, Angus.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Cleghorn born on 21st August, 1861, at the Free Church Manse, Leuchars, Fife. He married Sophia.

(2) Margaret Anderson Cleghorn born 16th March, 1863, in Leuchars, Fife. She died ion 15th February, 1940, at 30 Esslemont Road, Edinburgh, and was buried in Grange Cemetery there. She left an estate valued at £27,707 most of which was devoted to church purposes.

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

The Scotsman (1921-1950); Jul 6, 1940; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Scotsman pg. 9


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CLERIHEW, ALEXANDER

Born, 1820. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Gartmore, 1848. Married, 1859, Elizabeth Brown. In 1863 Mr. Clerihew accepted an appointment to Nassau, New Providence. Died, 1865.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 27th December, 1830, in Tullynessle, Aberdeenshire, the son of Alexander Clerihew, farmer, and Elizabeth. He was said to be a cousin of John Fiddes.

Education
He studied in Aberdeen University from 1836 and graduated M.A. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-44.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Brown on 15th February, 1859, in Port of Menteith, Perthshire. She was born on 22nd October and baptized on 6th November, 1829, in Logierait, Perthshire, the daughter of John Brown and Elizabeth Robertson.

Ministry
He was ordained in Gartmore, Stirlingshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexa Elizabeth Clerihew born on 16th May, 1861, in Port of Menteith, Perthshire. In 1892 she was appointed a missionary of the Free Church of Scotland and served in India till her death by drowning in 1918. She was “a woman utterly devoted to the cause of Moslem women in Poona. Miss Clerihew, a brilliant student with a perfect genius for teaching, went to India in 1892 with her widowed mother and there they henceforth made their home.”


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CLOW, WILLIAM

Born at Bonhill, 1837. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Kilmarnock, Martyrs’, 1874. Mr. Clow joined in the Union with the Free Church, 1876. Married, 1887, Fanny Wilson.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.5

FUFC, p.141

He served in Martyrs’, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire,


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CLOW, WILLIAM MACALLUM, D.D.

Born at Glasgow, 1853. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Cambusnethan, 1881. Translated, 1886, to Uddingston; 1889, to Aberdeen, South; 1897, to Barclay Church, Edinburgh.

Publication.—In the Day of the Cross.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.575

He served in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire; Uddingston, Lanarkshire; South, Aberdeen; and Barclay, Edinburgh.


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CLUGSTON, JAMES

Born at Quebec, 1831. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Stewarton, 1859. Married, 1860, Jemima Crichton Martin. Resigned, 1893.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in Quebec, Canada, the son of John Clugston, a minister there, and Mary Wotherspoon. For John Clugston see FES, Vol.7, p.630, where it is said that he joined the Free Church in 1844 – something he also claimed in the censuses. John’s brother, William Clugston, was a Free Church minister.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1845. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1850-54.

Marriage
He married Jemima Crichton Martin on 24th April, 1860, in Edinburgh. She was born on 16th September, 1838, in Edinburgh, the daughter of James Martin, clothier, and Mary Swinton.

Ministry
He was ordained in Stewarton, Ayrshire. He resigned his charge on 31st October, 1893. He retired to Glasgow where he resided at 25 Holywood Quadrant (1894-04); and 34 Blythswood Drive (1904-08).

Death
He died on 17th January, 1908, in Hillhead, Glasgow, one day after his wife.

Family
They had issue including:
(1) Hannah Dixon Clugston born in 1861 in Stewarton, Ayrshire. She died there on 22nd February, 1866.

(2) James Clugston born on 30th July, 1862, in Stewarton, Ayrshire. He died there on 23rd March, 1889.

(3) Mary Swinton Clugston born on 31st July, 1864, in Stewarton, Ayrshire. She died in the 1st quarter of 1956 in Henley, Oxfordshire, England, aged 91.

(4) John Clydesdale Clugston born on 5th April, 1866, in Stewarton, Ayrshire. He died there on 19th April that same year.

(5) Susanna Craufurd Allan Clugston born on 31st August, 1867, in Stewarton, Ayrshire. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1955 in Henley, Oxfordshire, England.

(6) William Rose Martin Clugston born on 5th June, 1871, in Stewarton, Ayrshire. He died there on 13th August, 1872.

(7) Jemima Crichton Martin Clugston born on 13th March, 1873, in Stewarton, Ayrshire. She died on 14th June, 1889, in Crieff, Perthshire.

(8) Ralph Dixon Clugston born on 25th December, 1874, in Stewarton, Ayrshire. In 1901 he was a timber merchant’s clerk. He died on 13th October, 1914, in Orwell, Kinross-shire.

(9) Beatrice Clugston born in 1877 in Stewarton, Ayrshire. She died in the 1st quarter of 1953 in Reading, Berkshire, England.

(10) Robert Buchanan Clugston born in 1879 in Stewarton, Ayrshire. In 1901 he was a clerk. In 1917 he married Janet Watson in Blythswood, Glasgow. He died on 8th September, 1929, at 7 Iona Terrace, Helensburgh, Rhu, Dunbartonshire.

Sources
Memento-mori

The Scotsman, 10th September, 1929; p.16


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CLUGSTON, WILLIAM, MA.

Born at Glasgow, 1793. Studied at the Glasgow University. Ordained at Forfar, 1817. Married, 1818, Margaret Gartly. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1857.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.286

His nephew, James Clugston, was a Free Church minister.

He served in First, Forfar, Angus.

“On 3d March, at Forfar, the Rev. William Clugston, in the sixty-fourth year of his age, and the fortieth of his ministry. At an early age he was appointed assistant to Dr Chalmers in Glasgow, and we believe that great man ever entertained for him the warmest affection and the most sincere regard. He was selected as parish minister of Forfar forty years ago, out of a list of eminent names, including Dr Bruce of Edinburgh, and the late Dr Welsh; and since that time he has, through many troublous years, laboured there most zealously and most acceptably” (The Home and Foreign Record of tThe Free Church of Scotland, April 1, 1857).


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COBBAN, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born, 1818. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained at Rathen, Aberdeenshire, 1843. Married, 1849, Louisa C. Stephen; 1866, Christian Lea. Was clerk of the Presbytery of Deer for upwards of thirty years. Died, 1880.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 13th May, 1818, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the son of James Cobban, wright, and Christian Paul.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School under the famous Dr Melvin. He studied at Aberdeen University.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Louisa Stephen in June 1849, the marriage being registered on 24th June in Rathen, Aberdeenshire, and on 27th June, in Elgin, Moray. She was born in Rathen, Aberdeenshire, about 1818, the daughter of James Stephen, medical practitioner, and his wife Anna.

(2) Christian Lee on 10th May, 1866, in Rathen Aberdeenshire. She was born on 28th February and baptized on 7th April, 1844, the daughter of Alexander Lee, farmer, and Christian Biddie.

Ministry
“Alexander Cobban, Inverallochy, Fraserburgh” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in Rathen, Aberdeenshire.

Death
He died on 11th May, 1880, in Inverallochy, Aberdeenshire. Louisa Cobban or Stephen died on 6th April, 1851, in Elgin. Christian Cobban or Lee died in 1919 in St Machar, Aberdeen.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) a son, born on Thursday the 27th February, 1851, at 45 High Street, Rathen, Aberdeenshire.

And by his second wife:
(2) Stephen Gordon Cobban born on 20th August, 1867, in Rathen, Aberdeenshire. He died on 19th January, 1880, in Inverallochy, Aberdeenshire.

(3) Alexander Lee Cobban born 1869 in Rathen, Aberdeenshire. He was a graduate of Aberdeen University: M.A. 1889; M.B, C.M. 1894. He married Elsie Ross in 1899 in Newington, Edinburgh. He lived for a time in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, England. He died in 1948 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(3) Louise or Louisa Christine Cobban born on 4th February, 1871, in Rathen, Aberdeenshire. She married James Fraser in 1902 in St Machar, Aberdeen. She died in Rubislaw, Aberdeen, in 1923.

(4) Alice Williamina Cobban born on 28th August, 1872, in Rathen, Aberdeenshire. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1948, in Amounderness, Lancashire, England.

(5) Harry James Cobban born on 20th March, 1874, in Rathen, Aberdeenshire. He married Edith Eva Carpenter, in the last quarter of 1909 in Hartlepool, County Durham, England. He died in the 4th quarter of 1932 in Lewisham, London, England.

(6) Edith Helen M. Cobban born in 1877 in Rathen, Aberdeenshire. She married James Barron in 1901 in St Machar, Aberdeen. She died in the 1st quarter of 1949 in Preston, Lancashire, England.

(7) Clement Lee Cobban born on 24th March, 1879, in Inverallochy, Aberdeenshire. He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1900. He was commissioned in the Royal Artillery that same year and transferred to the Indian Army in 1902. His final rank was that of Major. He retired from the army. He married Marie Rose Gabrielle from Paris. They died together on 26th September, 1941, when travelling as passengers in the steam passenger ship Avoceta which was attacked and sunk by U-boat U-203. The ship was en route from Lisbon to Liverpool. Of the 166 people aboard 123 died.

(8) Christian Birnie Cobban born June, 1880, in Inverallochy, Aberdeenshire. She died there on 30th June that same year.

Sources
Roll-of-honour

uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/person/34989.html

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


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COBBAN, HUGH

Born at Tain, 1827. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained at Braemar, 1854. Died, 1870.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 25th March and baptized on 10th April, 1827, in Tain, Ross and Cromarty, the son of William Cobban, baker, and Janet (Jessie) Sutherland. His name is recorded as Hugh J. S. Cobban.

Education
He studied in Aberdeen University from 1843 and graduated M.A. His name is given in the Roll as Hugh J. Suthd. Cobban.

Ministry
He was ordained in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, in 1854. In 1856 he was called to be colleague and successor to Francis William Grant, Banff, but he declined it. A new church building was constructed in his time, the foundation stone of which was laid by the Earl of Cavan in 1869.

Death
He died fairly suddenly on 23rd June, 1870, in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, the cause of death being cramp of the stomach. His new church building was due to be opened on 7th July.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Hugh Cobban.

The Scotsman, 25th June, 1870, p.2


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COCHRANE, GEORGE

Born in Ayrshire, 1848. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Papa-Westray, 1884. Married, 1878, Elizabeth Blair. Resigned, 1890.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 21st December, 1847, in Avondale, Lanarkshire, the son of George Cochrane and Marion McCrarick.

Education
Before entering his studies he was a farm worker. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1868-72.

Marriage
He married Lizzie Blair at the bride’s home, 118 Raeberry Street, Glasgow, on 25th April, 1878 (Registration: 1878 644/9 186 Kelvin). She was born about 1850 in Govan, Glasgow. Her marriage record states she was the daughter of John Mungall, schoolmaster, deceased, and Isabella Mungall, née Blair. He was then living at the same address as his bride; his surname was Cochran and he was a Free Church Missionary.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 29th November, 1883. He was for a time assistant to Alexander Gordon McGillivray at Roseburn Free Church, Edinburgh. He was ordained in Papa-Westray, Orkney, on 17th September, 1884, as colleague and successor to John Peddie. He resigned his charge on 1st July, 1890.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) George McCrarick Cochrane born in 1878 in Livingston, West Lothian. He served in the army. He married Edith Daisy Shrubsole in the 4th quarter of 1907 in Elham, Kent, England.

(2) Bella Cochrane born in 1880 in Livingston, West Lothian.

(3) Minnie Cochrane born about 1882 in Edinburgh.

(4) William Cochrane born in 1885 in Westray, Orkney.


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COCHRANE, JOHN

Born at St. Ninians, 1805. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall of the Original Secession (Burgher) Church. Ordained at Kennoway, Fife, 1827. Married, 1833, Mary Harvey. Translated to Cumbernauld, 1836. Joined the Church of Scotland in 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to Grangemouth. Died, 1869.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.505

FES, Vol.3, p.386

He served in Cumbernauld, Dunbartonshire; and Grangemouth— Charing Cross, Stirlingshire.

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


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COCHRANE, THOMAS

Born in Peeblesshire, 1823. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Mr. Cochrane was prevented completing his course by illness, and undertook mission work in different places. In 1852 he became missionary of St. John’s congregation, Edinburgh, and was employed by them in their mission in the Pleasance from its start. Later, when he was in sole charge of the mission, he attended classes at the New College for two sessions. His success in this mission was such that in 1860, with the sanction of the Assembly, he was ordained as minister of the Pleasance congregation. Married, 1855, Elizabeth Ellen Scott; and, 1870, Eliza Gordon.

Publications.—Home Mission Work; or, Five-and-Twenty Years of a Mission Ministry. Handbook and Index to the Principal Acts of the Free Church of Scotland, 1843-1855. Digest and Rules of Procedure in the Inferior Courts of the Free Church of Scotland.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.23

He served in Pleasance, Edinburgh.


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COLLIE, JAMES, M.A.

Born in Aberdeenshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained to the Scots Church at Genoa, 1863. Resigned, 1866. Became assistant to Dr. Stewart at Leghorn, and, 1872, was inducted as colleague and successor there. Married a daughter of Dr. Stewart. Died, 1874.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 21st October, 1838, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the son of Alexander Collie, slater, and Elizabeth Pirie.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Georgina Frances Stewart. For some family connections, see the Brown Tree.

Death
He died on 10th November, 1874, in Leghorn, Italy. There is a memorial tablet erected by his father Alexander in memory of his family in the churchyard at Fintray, Aberdeenshire, and James Collie’s name is included. His wife died in the 3rd quarter of 1908 in Bath, Somerset, England.

Source
The Thanage of Fermartyn by William Temple p.662


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COLLIE, JAMES HUNTER, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1841. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Aberdeen, Melville Church, 1867. Married, 1868, Catherine M’Crae. Translated, 1875, to York; and, 1884, to Bootle in the Presbyterian Church of England.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 15th December, 1839, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the son of Robert Collie, toy merchant, and Jane Collie.

Marriage
He married Catherine MacRae at his home, 1 Affleck Street, Aberdeen, on 7th January, 1868 (Registration: 1868 168/2 18 Old Machar, Aberdeen Burgh). She was then resident at Springwell Cottages, Holburn Street, Aberdeen, the daughter of John MacRae, contractor, and Christian Edwards. She was born about 1842 in Roxburghshire.

Ministry
He was ordained in Melville, Aberdeen on 21st February, 1867. He was translated to Priory Street Presbyterian Church, York, England, in 1875. He was appointed by the War Office as Presbyterian chaplain there. On 3rd June, 1884, he was released from his charge in response to a call to him from the Peel Road Presbyterian Church in Bootle, Lancashire, England.

Death
He died in the 4th quarter of 1912 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. His wife died there in the 2nd quarter of 1921.

Family
He had issue including:

(1) Williamina Collie born on 18th December, 1868, in Old Machar, Aberdeen.

(2) John Robert Collie born in 1872 in Old Machar, Aberdeen. He married Beatrice Helen Bibby in the 1st quarter of 1910 in Prescot, Lancashire, England. He died in the 1st quarter of 1940 in Hiraethog, Denbighshire, Wales.

(3) Catherine Collie born about 1873 in Scotland.

(4) James Hunter Collie born in 1874 in Old Machar, Aberdeen. He was an engineer, an inventor, and businessman. He died in the 2nd quarter of 1944 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.

(5) Alexander Duncan Ross Collie born in the 1st quarter of 1877 in York, England.

(6) Frances Alexandra Collie born in the 3rd quarter of 1879 in York, England.

Sources
Ieeexplore

The York Herald, York, England, 4th June, 1884, p.3


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COLLINS, THOMAS

Born at Glasgow, 1847. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Bonhill, Dumbartonshire, 1877.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.269

For some ministerial connections, see the Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

He served in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire.


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COLQUHOUN, ROBERT GEORGE, B.D.

Born at Luss, Loch Lomond, 1863. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Girvan, 1888. Married, 1891, Helen Morris. For some years he was clerk of the Free Presbytery of Ayr.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.129

He served in Girvan, Ayrshire.


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COLVIN, DUNCAN

Born at Forres, 1843. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Alves, Morayshire, 1869. Married, 1873, Janet L. MacConnachie; and, 1879, Susannah Charlotte MacDonald.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.462

He served in Alves, Moray.


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COLVIN, DUNCAN

Born at Leys, Inverness-shire, 1837. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Inverness, West, 1872. Married, 1873, Grace MacPherson Struther. Translated, 1880, to Renton, Gaelic; and, 1883, to Auchterarder. Died, 1893.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 21st and baptized on 29th October, 1836, at Leys, near Inverness, the son of Duncan Colvin, farmer, and Jane Grant. He was a nephew of Duncan Grant, a Free Church minister.

Education
He attended Inverness Academy and then followed a career in agriculture before entering Aberdeen University where he concluded his Arts course in 1867. He then attended the Free Church College in Glasgow.

Marriage
He married Grace MacPherson Strother. She was born on 1st June and baptized on 2nd August, 1849, in Inverness, the daughter of Alexander Strother, grocer, wine and spirit merchant, and Ann Tolmie.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow on 12th June, 1871. He served for a short time as assistant to John Riddell in the Wynd, Glasgow. He was called to West, Inverness, on 24th January, 1872. He was called to Rafford in 1875, but he declined the call. He was called to Old Machar, Aberdeen, in 1878 but he remained in Inverness, notwithstanding the fact that, according to the Aberdeen Weekly Journal of 6th March, the Free Presbytery had appointed his induction there for 7 p.m. on 25th March, Professor Salmond to preach and preside. The following year there was a party in Wellgate, Dundee, who wished to have him as their minister. But there was opposition and much ill-feeling in the congregation, according to the scathing report of Presbytery proceedings published in the The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder on 14th November, 1879. He was translated to Gaelic, Renton, on 14th March, 1880. At the beginning of 1883 ne was elected to North, Aberdeen, but he declined the call and was translated to Auchterarder, Perthshire, later that year. This was despite the fact that originally only 262 members and adherents had signed his call while a paper of dissent had been signed by 82 members. This occasioned delay on the Presbytery sustaining the call but eventually despite continuing dissent the translation was effected.

Death
He died on 28th January, 1893, in Auchterarder, Perthshire. After his death, the family moved eventually to Edinburgh and they lived at different addresses, for example, 193 Bruntsfield Place (1905); and 63 Morningside Park (1915). His wife died in 1920 in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alister Strother Colvin born in Inverness in 1874. He married Grace Muriel Mills in New Zealand in 1928. He died in New Zealand in 1947.

(2) Jane or Jean Colvin born in Inverness in 1875. She died in Liberton, Edinburgh, in 1922.

(3) Ian Duncan Colvin born in Inverness in 1877. He married Jane Sophie Robson in ST George, Edinburgh, in 1909. He died in the 2nd quarter of 1938 in Brentford, Middlesex, England.

(4) Ann Colvin born in Inverness in 1879. She died in Morningside, Edinburgh, in 1947.

(5) Duncan James Colvin born in Inverness in 1880. He died in Larbert, Stirlingshire, in 1898.

(6) Grace MacPherson Colvin born in Auchterarder in 1885. She married Charles de Vaux Harding in Morningside, Edinburgh, in 1916.

(7) Lilly Mary Mackintosh born in Auchterarder in 1891. She died in the 4th quarter of 1959 in Newton, Lancashire, England.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Duncan Colvin.

Glasgow Herald, 25th January, 1872

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 23rd January, 1883

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 22nd August, 1883


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COMRIE, ALEXANDER

Born at St. Ninians, 1823. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Carnoustie, 1846. Married, 1848, Jane Martin Miller. Died, 1880.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 16th March and baptized on 13th April, 1823, the son of George Comrie, excise officer, and Margaret Simpson. Despite his obituary claiming that he was born in St Ninians, Stirlingshire, all the censuses show that he claimed to be born in Glasgow, and his birth is recorded in the Barony, Glasgow records.

Education
He attended school in Musselburgh, Midlothian. He studied at Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-45.

Marriage
He married Jane Martin Miller on 19th December, 1848, in Barry, Angus. She was the daughter of James Miller and Barbara Martin. For some ministerial connections, see the Miller Martin Tree.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Linlithgow in 1845. He then helped to consolidate Free Church work in England, especially in London. He was ordained in St. Stephen’s, Carnoustie, Angus, on 26th March, 1846.

Death
He died at the Free Church Manse, Carnoustie, Angus, on 27th October, 1880, of typhoid fever (Registration: 1880 274/ 59 Barry). His wife died on 7th November, 1909, in Tonbridge, Kent, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Barbara Jane Comrie born on 30th September and baptized on 4th November, 1849, in Barry, Angus. She died in the 4th quarter of 1932 in Edmonton, London, England.

(2) Margaret Simpson Comrie born on 26th November, 1850, and baptized on 16th January, 1851, in Barry, Angus. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1929 in Edmonton, London, England.

(3) George Comrie who died aged 6 weeks.

(4) James Miller Comrie born on 5th January, 1856, in Barry, Angus He died on 19th October, 1875, in Monikie, Angus.

(5) Elizabeth Geekie Comrie born on 28th November, 1857, and baptized on 17th January, 1858, in Barry, Angus. She died in the 4th quarter of 1947, in Wood Green, Middlesex, England.

(6) Georgina Comrie born on 9th May and baptized on 3rd June, 1860, in Barry, Angus. She died there aged 4 weeks.

(7) Mary Ann Comrie born on 1st June and baptized on 14th July, 1861, in Barry, Angus. She died on 19th September, 1871, in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, aged 10. She was buried at Blairgowrie, Perthshire.

(8) Thomasina Miller Comrie born 15th March, 1864, in Barry, Angus. She died there in 1869.

George, Georgina and Thomasina Miller are buried with their maternal grand-parents in Monikie, Angus. James Miller and Mary Ann are mentioned on their father’s grave stone there.

Sources
Monikie. See also B02 – there.

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


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CONNELL, DONALD, M.A.

Born at Appin, Argyllshire, 1853. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1880, at Inverness, West.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.475

He served in West, Inverness.


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CONNELL, DUNCAN MACNAIR

Born in the parish of Muckairn, Argyllshire, 1823. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Fortingal, Perthshire, 1862. Resigned, 1879, joined the Church of Scotland, and was settled at St. Kiaran quoad sacra, Govan.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.448

He served in Fortingall, Perthshire.


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CONNELL, JOHN

Born, Lochwinnoch, 1814. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Perceton, 1844. Married, 1845, Jane Armour. Resigned, 1894. Died, 1895.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 24th December, 1814, and baptized on 1st January, 1815, in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, the son of John Connell, farmer, and Mary Cochrane.

Education
He served an apprenticeship, intending to go into commerce, before studying at Glasgow University where he matriculated in 1834.

Marriage
He married Jeanie Armour on 26th July, 1845, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She was baptized on 22nd September, 1816, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the daughter of Robert Armour, cooper, and Jean Kerr.

Ministry
He was ordained on 1st February, 1844, in Perceton and Dreghorn, Ayrshire. On 25th September, 1894, John Esslemont Adams was ordained there as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died on 1st May, 1895, in Irvine, Ayrshire. His wife died there in 1916.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Cochrane Connell born in May and baptized on 20th June, 1846, in Dreghorn, Ayrshire. He became a Free Church minister.

(2) Robert Armour Connell born on 26th July, 1848, in Dreghorn, Ayrshire. He married Janet Busby in 1871 in Park, Glasgow.

(3) Jane McLintock Kerr Connell born on 6th March, 1850, in Dreghorn, Ayrshire. She married William Davis in 1875, in Dreghorn, Ayrshire.

(4) Mary Rachel Muir Connell born 27th January, 1852, in Dreghorn, Ayrshire.

(5) William Matthew Connell born 5th November and baptized on 4th December, 1853, in Dreghorn, Ayrshire. He married Rose Preadee Kenny in the 2nd quarter of 1883 in Edmonton, London, England. He died in the 4th quarter of 1933 in Rochford, Essex, England.

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


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CONNELL, JOHN COCHRANE

Son of foregoing. Born at Perceton, 1846. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Thurso, West, 1876. For several years was clerk of his Presbytery. Died, 1894.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in 1846 in Dreghorn, Ayrshire, the son of John Connell, Free Church minister there.

Education
He attended the local Free Church School and Irvine Academy. He then spent a short time in business, before studying for the ministry. He entered the Arts course in Glasgow University and then enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1868-72.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Irvine in 1872 and became assistant to John Laird, Cupar; James Julius Wood, Dumfries; Samuel Miller, Glasgow; and John Richardson Macdougall, Florence, Italy. He was elected to West, Thurso, Caithness, on 2nd June, 1876, and was duly ordained there later in the year as colleague and successor to David Burn, who died in 1882.

Death
He died on 24th November, 1894, in Thurso, Caithness.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: John C. Connell.


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CONNELL, SAMUEL, B.A.

Born at Duntocher, Dumbartonshire, 1817. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Coatbridge, 1844. Married, 1845, Jane Stodart Kerr. Resigned, 1858. Died, 1879.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 15th June and baptized on 13th July, 1817, in Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, the son of John Connell and Margaret Hunter.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1835 and graduated B.A. 1840.

Marriage
He married Jane Stothart Kerr on 26th March, 1845, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She was baptized on 13th April, 1817, in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire, the daughter of W.W. Kerr and Mary Chalmers.

Ministry
On 12 September, 1844, he was called to Middle, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. After resigning his charge he ran a private academy – West End Academy in St George’s Road, Glasgow. It opened on 7th August, 1860, “under the superintendence of Rev. Samuel Connell and Mr John Slack … with a full staff of Masters and Governesses.” The tuition embraced all the branches of a superior education. And Advanced Classes for young ladies were offered in French, Drawing, Singing and Engish.

During his time in Glasgow he resided at 20 Bloomfield Place (1861-71); 20 Great George Street, Hillhead (1871-72); 4 Hillhead Place, Hillhead (1872-78) and 24 Bank Street, Hillhead (1878-79).

Death
He died suddenly on 13th July, 1879, in Rothesay, Bute.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Hunter Connel born about 1846 in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. He married Helen Mary Steven in 1890 in Kelvin, Glasgow. He died in 1934 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(2) Mary Anne Kerr Connell baptized on 9th July, 1848, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire.

(3) William Kerr Connell born about 1852 in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. He died in 1920 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(4) Jane Kerr Connell baptized on 3rd December, 1854, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. She died in Hillhead, Glasgow, in 1912.

Sources
Glasgow Herald, 27th June, 1860

Glasgow Herald, 27th August, 1860


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COOK, ALEXANDER

Son of Rev. Finlay Cook. Born, 1823. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Stratherrick, Inverness-shire, 1850. Married, 1852, Margaret Cook. Died, 1862. [Vol. 2 says he was there till 1861.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 1st November, 1823, in Halkirk, Caithness, the son of Finlay Cook, parish minister, and Elizabeth Sage. For some family connections, see the tree of John Mackay of Kirtomy.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-47.

Marriage
He married Margaret Cook on 26th February, 1852. This was registered in Dores, and in Daviot and Dunlichity, Inverness-shire. She was born on 5th July, 1825, in Latheron, Caithness, the daughter of Archibald Cook, parish minister there, and Catharine McKay. Alexander Cook’s wife, therefore, was his first cousin.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 4th April, 1849. He was ordained in Stratherrick, Inverness-shire, on 19th December, 1850.

Death
He died in 1861 in Inverness.

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


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COOK, ARCHIBALD

Born in Arran, 1789. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained missionary-minister at Berriedale and Bruan, Caithness-shire, 1823. Married, 1824, Catherine Mackay. Translated, 1837, to Inverness, North. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to Daviot, Inverness-shire. Died, 1865.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.467

For some family connections, see the tree of John Mackay of Kirtomy.

He served in North, Inverness; and Daviot, Inverness-shire.

Campbell, Norman, One of Heaven’s Jewels: Rev. Archibald Cook of Daviot and the (Free) North Church, Inverness, Published privately, 2nd edition, 2011


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COOK, DONALD, B.Sc.

Born at Greenock, 1847. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dundee, Wellgate, 1880. Married, 1882, Gertrude Jane Ramsay.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.389

He served in Wellgate, Dundee.


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COOK, FINLAY

Born in Arran, 1778. Brother of Rev. Archibald Cook. Studied at the University, Glasgow, being employed as missionary during summer recess at the Lanark Cotton Mills of the well-known Robert Owen. Ordained to the Achreny Mission in Halkirk, 1817. Married, 1819, Elizabeth Sage. Translated, 1829, to Cross, Lewis; 1833, to Inverness, East; and, 1835, to Reay, Caithness. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1858.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.134

For some family connections, see the tree of John Mackay of Kirtomy.

He served in Reay, Caithness.


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COOK, JOHN, B.D.

Born at Catrine, 1863. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Airdrie, High, 1889. Married, 1890, Elizabeth Davidson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.175

He served in High, Airdrie, Lanarkshire.


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COOK, JOHN ADAMS

Born at Strabane, Tyrone, 1818. Studied at Queen’s College, Belfast. Ordained at Auchtergaven, Perthshire, 1844. Married, 1851, Barbara Gentle; and, 1883, Jessie C. Macdonald. Became senior minister, 1884. Died, 1893.


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John Adams Cooke

Background
He was born in Strabane, Ireland, about 1818.

Education
He studied at the Presbyterian College in Belfast, Ireland. He then served as a tutor to a family who lived near Dublin, Ireland, and finally took licence.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Barbara Gentle on 2nd April, 1851, recorded in Auchtergaven and St Martins, Perthshire. She was born in Muthill, Perthshire, on 27th December, 1818, the daughter of Henry (Harry) Gentle, joiner, and Barbara Stirling. She was a niece of Michael Stirling, minister of Cargill. For further connections, see the Chalmers Tree.

(2) Jessie Christina Macdonald in 1883 in Crieff, Perthshire. She was born about 1848. Her aunt, Margaret Kerr, married William Douglas, a Free Church minister.

Ministry
He assisted Robert MacDonald in Blairgowrie, Perthshire before being ordained in Auchtergaven, Perthshire, on 19th December, 1844. On 26th November, 1884, George Peat McDougall was ordained there as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died on 9th February, 1893, in Auchtergaven, Perthshire. He was then residing at Viewfield, Bankfoot, Perthshire. Barbara Gentle or Cooke died there in 1882. Jessie Christina Macdonald or Cooke died in 1937 in Auchterarder, Perthshire.

Family
There is no evidence that he had issue.

Sources
Monikie

Pigot’s Directory, 1837

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


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COOPER, CHARLES, M.A.

Born in the parish of Kincardine O’Neil, 1831. Studied at the University of Aberdeen and United Presbyterian Divinity Hall. Ordained at Holm of Balfron, 1866. In 1869 Mr. Cooper went to India as headmaster of the Doveton College, Madras. Appointed to Madras Christian College, 1874.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 26th October, 1831, in Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire, the son of John Cooper, farmer, and Elizabeth Craigmyle.

Ministry
He was ordained on 23rd January, 1866, in Holm of Balfron United Presbyterian Church (see Small, History, Vol.1, p.213). At some stage he fulfilled the role of assistant to the Professor of Humanity in Aberdeen University for five sessions “with much efficiency”. In 1868 he was appointed head master of Doveton Protestant College, Madras, India, on a salary of £420 per annum. He was Professor of Mental and Moral Science, Christian College, Madras, 1873-99.

Death
He died on 29th November, 1910, in Cluny, Aberdeenshire, and was buried in the Churchyard there.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married. In 1901 he was living in Cluny, Aberdeenshire, with his sisters.

Source
The Aberdeen Journal, 14th October, 1868

Findagrave


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COOPER, JAMES

Born in the parish of Old Deer, 1831. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1874, at Ellsridgehill, Lanarkshire. Married, 1877, Mary Ann Cathcart Bruce. Resigned, 1896. Died, 1898.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 24th May and baptized on 15th July, 1831, in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire, the son of James Cooper, crofter, and Elspet Gray.

Education
He studied at Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1869-73.

Marriage
He married Mary Ann Cathcart Bruce, in 1877, in St George, Edinburgh. She was born on 13th April and baptized on 19th July, 1843, in Madras, India, the daughter of Alexander Fairlie Bruce, of the Madras Civil Service, and Marion Harriet Cathcart. Details of this family are given at Thepeerage – though their daughter Mary Ann Cathcart is not mentioned.

Ministry
He taught for a short time at Maryculter Free Church School, Kincardineshire. He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 24th June, 1874. He served in Ellsridgehill, Lanarkshire. Adam Renwick was ordained there as his colleague and successor on 22nd September, 1896, as his health was failing.

Death
He died suddenly on 30th November, 1898, in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire. His wife died in 1919 in Kincardine O’Neill, Aberdeenshire.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: James Cooper.


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COOPER, JOHN, B.D.

Born in Aberdeenshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Ballater, 1898.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.428

He served in Ballater, Aberdeenshire.


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COOPER, JOHN GILLESPIE

Born at Kirkintilloch, 1831. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained missionary to Madras, 1855. Married, the same year, Margaret Nicol. In 1858 Mr. Cooper was transferred to Nagpur, Central Provinces. Resigned, 1891. Died, 1900.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 24th March, 1831, in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, the son of James Cooper, mechanic – a power-loom tenter – and Margaret Gillespie.

Education
He took his Arts course in Glasgow University, matriculating in 1849, and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1851-55.

Marriage
He married Margaret Nicol on 14th November, 1855, in Ayr. He met her while doing missionary work for the United Presbyterian congregation there. She was born on 17th and baptized on 29th May, 1826, in Ayr, the daughter of Adam Nicol, confectioner, and Margaret McHutchison.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow and left for India shortly thereafter. He was invalided home from India in 1890. He served thereafter as a member of the Foreign Missions Committee.

Death
He died on 10th March, 1900, in Ayr. His wife died there in 1899.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: John Gillespie Cooper.


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COPELAND, JOSEPH

Studied at the Reformed Presbyterian Divinity Hall. Ordained missionary to the New Hebrides, 1858. Resigned, 1881, and took up journalistic work in Sydney.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.5

Ward and Prentis, Presbyterian Ministers, p.30


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CORBET, CHARLES FRASER

Born at Beauly, 1828. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Hopeman, Morayshire, 1856. Resigned in ill-health, 1865. Died, 1895.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 30th April, 1828, in Kilmorack, Inverness-shire, the son of Charles Corbet, saddler, and Barbara Stewart. He was the brother of Murdoch Corbett.

Education
He studied in Aberdeen University from 1845 and graduated M.A. He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1850; and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1851-55.

Ministry
He was ordained in Hopeman, Moray, in 1856. A Presbytery meeting was held here on 28th January, 1864, in response to a request of a deputation of the elders that the Presbytery should look into how affairs were being run. It was a rather unhappy meeting involving a physical contest as to who should occupy the pulpit – the minister of Hopeman or the minister appointed by the Presbytery to preach. The general impression of the elders and of the congregation in general was that the minister was not of sound mind and that he should be relieved of his duties for some time “with a view to his restoration to health, if the Lord will.”

At that time, the physical experience of the minister was described by a reporter in this way: “he is young, low in stature, stout, with reddish frizzly air and ruddy complexion.”

Death
He died on 8th April, 1895, in Old Machar, Aberdeen.

Source
The Dundee Courier & Argus, 1st February, 1864


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CORBET, DONALD

Born in Ross-shire, 1805. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and became parish schoolmaster at Ardnamurchan, 1832, attending at the same time the Divinity Hall in Edinburgh. In 1846 Mr. Corbet was licensed, and laboured as a probationer in various parts of the Highlands. Ordained, 1864, at Kinlochbervie, Sutherlandshire. Died, 1880.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 3rd and baptized on 6th April, 1805, in Killearnan, Ross and Cromarty, the son of John Corbet, teacher, and Catherine MacCulloch.

Education
He was educated by his father who was a teacher and he then attended the parish school and the Royal Academy, Inverness. He studied in Aberdeen University from 1826. He was school master in Ardnamurchan from 1832 till 1843, during which time he completed his Divinity course I n Edinburgh. He was ejected from his school at the Disruption and set up his own school.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Inveraray in 1843. He worked for twenty years in various parts of the Highlands and Islands. He was ordained in Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, on 21st July, 1864.

Death
He died on 31st May, 1880, in Kinlochbervie, Sutherland.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Donald Corbet.


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CORBETT, GEORGE

Born in Cromarty, 1804. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. He was ordained to the Knoidart Mission, Glenelg, 1836. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1840, Mary Finlayson. Translated, 1843, to Glenelg. Died, 1863.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.154

He served in Glenelg, Inverness-shire.


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CORBETT, MURDOCH

Born at Beauly, 1830. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tummelbridge, Perthshire, 1868. Died, 1894.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 1st October, 1830, in Kilmorack, Inverness-shire, the son of Charles Corbet and Barbara Stewart. He was the brother of Charles Fraser Corbet.

Education
He attended the local parish school and went on to be a teacher. He then entered Aberdeen University in 1847 and subsequently enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1857-61.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Elgin in 1861. He was ordained in Tummel Bridge, Perthshire.

Death
He died on 20th July, 1894, in Kilmorack, Inverness-shire, while visiting his brother who was a doctor there.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Murdoch Corbet.


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CORMICK, DANIEL

Born, 1808. Licensed by the Presbytery of St. Andrews, 1833. Ordained at Kirriemuir, South, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1834, Catherine Neish. Died, 1848.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.299

He served in South, Kirriemuir, Angus.


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COSH, NATHAN

Born at Greenock, 1845. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Reformed Presbyterian Divinity Hall. Ordained by the Reformed Presbyterian Presbytery at Douglas Water, 1871. Translated to Strathmiglo, 1873. In 1876 Mr. Cosh joined in the Union with the Free Church. Married, 1879, Myra Hariette Battiscombe. Translated, 1885, to Dalry. Died, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.6

He served in North, Strathmiglo, Fife; and Dalry, Ayrshire.


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COUPER, DAVID, D.D.

Born at Dunfermline, 1809. Studied at the Universities of St. Andrews and Edinburgh. Ordained at Burntisland, 1834. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1845, Mary Bertram Williamson. Dr. Couper gave ministerial service for six months in Canada. The extraordinary response of Fife to the Free Church Summons in 1843 was largely owing to Dr. Couper’s exertions. Died, 1882.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.84

He served in Burntisland, Fife.

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


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COUPER, WILLIAM J., M.A.

Born in Edinburgh. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkurd, 1897. Married, the same year, Margaret Scott.


Supplementary Information

William James Couper

FUFC, p.225

He served in Kirkurd, Peebles-shire.


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COURT, ROBERT

Born at Muthill, 1790. Licensed by the Presbytery of Kelso, 1815. Ordained at Maryport, Cumberland, 1831. Translated to Heriot, 1834. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. After the Disruption no site could be obtained at Heriot, and the Presbytery transferred Mr. Court to Pathhead, where he formed a congregation. Became senior minister in 1861. Died, 1870.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.324

He served in Ormiston and Pathhead, East Lothian.


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COUSIN, WILLIAM

Descended from a Huguenot family, members of which left France at the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Born in Leith, 1812. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained first minister of Boston Church, Duns, 1840. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission, and after the Disruption took an active part in extending and consolidating the Free Church in the district. Translated to Chelsea, 1846; to Irvine, 1850; and to Melrose, 1859. In 1878 became senior minister. In 1847 he married Anne Ross, only child of David Ross Cundell, M.D., Leith, widely known as the authoress of the hymns, “The sands of time are sinking,” “O Christ, what burdens bowed Thy head,” and many other poetical compositions. Mr. Cousin was in close sympathy with the school of thought of which in the Free Church Dr. Moody Stuart and the Bonars were regarded as the leading exponents. Died, 1883.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.11

He served in Duns, Boston Church, Berwickshire; Irvine, Ayrshire; and Melrose, Roxburghshire.

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


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COUTTS, ALFRED, B.D.

Born at Edinburgh, 1865. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Pathhead, Kirkcaldy, 1889. Married, 1894, Janet Euphemia Cant. Translated, 1899, to South Leith.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.60

He served in Pathhead, Kirkcaldy, Fife; and South, Leith, Edinburgh.


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COUTTS, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Rubislaw, Aberdeen, 1842. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Kennethmont, 1867. Married, 1868, Sarah Ann Allan. Translated to Whiteinch, 1881.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.260

He served in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire; and Whiteinch, Glasgow.


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COVENTRY, JOHN

Born in 1824. Ordained at Yetholm, Roxburghshire, 1862. Married, the same year, Ann Jane Davidson. Translated, 1869, to Gibraltar. Died, 1884.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 3rd January and baptized on 1st February, 1824, in North Leith, Edinburgh, the son of Robert Coventry and Elizabeth Ann Balfour.

Education
There was a John Coventry enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1847-50, 1852-53.

Marriage
He married Anne Jane Davidson at 22 Wellington Square, Ayr, on 18th November, 1862 (Registration: 1862 578/ 113 Ayr). She was born on 8th April and baptized on 16th May, 1824, in Ayr, the daughter of William Davidson of Drumley and Anne McClelland. At her marriage, she was a widow and her residence was 5 Bruce Crescent Fort, Ayr. An Ann Jane Davidson had married Howard Douglas Campbell on 14th October, 1849, in Ayr.

Ministry
He was ordained in Yetholm, Roxburghshire, on 28th August, 1862, as colleague and successor to John Hastie, who died the following year. He was translated to Gibraltar in 1869.

Death
He died on 12th March, 1884, in Fairlie, Ayrshire. Anne Jane Davidson or Campbell or Coventry died in 1897 in Ayr.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) David Sandeman Coventry born in Yetholm, Roxburghshire, in 1863. He died at the Royal Infirmary, Southampton, Hampshire, England, on 30th October, 1898.

(2) William Davidson Coventry born in Yetholm, Roxburghshire, in 1863. He died there that same year.

Source
Newspaper Archive


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COWAN, ANDREW HUNTER

Born at Kilmarnock, 1820. Ordained at Denholm, 1844. Translated to Troon, 1846. Married, 1848, Catherine Bedingfield Collyer. Died, 1885.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1819 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. He may have been the son of Robert Cowan and Marion Hunter who were married there in 1817.

Education
He studied in Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, completing his Divinity course under Thomas Chalmers. He then was tutor in the family of David Maitland Makglll Crighton of Rankeillour. 

Marriage
He married Catherine Bedingfield Collyer on 18th July, 1848, in Dundonald, Ayrshire. She was baptized on 11th December, 1817, in Libberton, Lanarkshire, the daughter of Daniel Collyer and Elizabeth Chancellor. She was a sister of the wife of John Adam.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Cupar in 1852. He was assistant to James Hamilton, Regent Square, London, England. He was ordained in Denholm, Roxburghshire, on 1st August, 1844; and was translated to Troon, Ayrshire, on 10th September, 1846. For 12 years he was Presbytery Clerk.

Death
He died on 23rd August, 1885, at the Free Church Manse, Troon, Ayrshire. His wife died there in 1877.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Elizabeth Bedingfield Collyer Cowan born on 5th December, 1852, in Dundonald, Ayrshire. She died in 1899 in Maryhill, Glasgow.

(2) Marion Hunter Cowan born on 9th April, 1856, in Dundonald, Ayrshire. She died in 1922 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(3) Catherine Collyer Cowan born on 2nd March, 1858, in Dundonald, Ayrshire. She died in 1925 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

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


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COWAN, ROBERT

Born at Rattray, 1834. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Leonard’s, Perth, 1859. Married, 1861, Harriet Alice Thomson. Translated, 1878, to Elgin.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.463

He served in St. Leonard’s, Perth; and High, Elgin, Moray.


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COWAN, WILLIAM

Son of the foregoing. Born at Perth, 1865. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Banchory-Ternan, 1891. Married, the same year, Henrietta E. L. Macqueen.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.272

He served in Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire.


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COWE, JAMES

Born, 1831. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Marshall Church, Kirkintilloch, 1861. Married, the same year, Isabella Gibson. Left Kirkintilloch, 1865. Died, 1873.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 21st July and baptized on 14th August, 1831, in Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland, England, the son of Peter Cowe and his wife Catharine. He was the nephew of Robert Cowe of St Stephen’s, Glasgow.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1854-58.

Marriage
He married Isabella Gibson on 5th March, 1861, at 10 Canal Street, Perth. She was born on 31st October and baptized on 25th November, 1830, in Perth, the daughter of John Gibson, writer, and Isabella Gentle.

Ministry
He was ordained in St. Andrew’s, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, on 10th January, 1861, when Howie of the Wynd, Glasgow, preached. Thereafter there was a dinner when upwards of 40 people sat down to a an excellent dinner, and in the evening there was a banquet in the church which was completely filled. He resigned his charge in 1865 because his mind had been directed to Victoria as an important field of labour. However, it is doubtful if he ever got to Victoria, given that he had two children born in Berwick between 1867 and 1869; and he himself died there in 1873.

Death
He was walking with his wife in Berwick Plantation. “Feeling tired, he sat down to rest, fell back and died. … Heart disease is believed to have been the cause of his death.” This was on 29th March, 1873, in Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland, England. His wife died in the 3rd quarter of 1907.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Peter Cowe born on 3rd December, 1861, in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire. He married Mary.

(2) John Gibson Cowe born on 23rd September, 1863, in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire. He married Annie Balfour in the 1st quarter of 1894 in Houghton le Spring, County Durham, England. He died in the 4th quarter of 1945 in Durham Northern, County Durham, England.

(3) James Cowe born on 5th July, 1865, in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire.

(4) Isabella Gibson Cowe born in the 4th quarter of 1867 in Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland, England. She married Robert Gibson in the 2nd quarter of 1892 in Berwick, Northumberland, England. In 1901 they lived in Glamorgan, Wales.

(5) Robert Gentle Cowe born in the 2nd quarter of 1869 in Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland, England. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1910 in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, England.

Sources
Glasgow Herald, 17th January, 1861

Dundee Courier, 8th March, 1861

Glasgow Herald, 5th October, 1865

The Standard, London, England, 31st March, 1873, p.3


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COWE, ROBERT, M.A.

Born, 1804. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Berwick-on-Tweed, 1832. Translated, 1839, to Whitsome, Berwickshire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1852, Hannah Watson. Translated, 1844, to Portobello; 1845, to Manchester; and, 1849, to Glasgow, St. Stephen’s. Died, 1867.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.65

He served in Portobello, St. Philip’s, Edinburgh; and St. Stephen’s, Glasgow.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Robert Cowe.


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COWIE, CHARLES CHALMERS

Born in Aberdeenshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Rothes, Morayshire, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.305

He served in Rothes, Moray.


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COWIE, GEORGE WILLIAM STEVENSON

Born at Airdrie, 1869. Studied at Glasgow University, and United Presbyterian Hall, Edinburgh. Married, 1895, Jessie B. Murdoch. Ordained at Buchlyvie, March, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.307

He served in Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire.

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COWIE, JAMES

Born in Stirlingshire, 1826. Licensed by the Presbytery of Stirling, 1852. Ordained at Denny, 1854. Died, 1890.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 14th June and baptized on 18th July, 1824, in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, the son of Henry Cowie, farmer, and Jane (Jean) Fraser. He was born near the village of Plean.

He served for a time as a teacher before entering the ministry.

Education
There was a James Cowie enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1848-52.

Ministry
He was ordained in Denny, Stirlingshire.

Death
He died suddenly at the Free Church Manse, Denny, Stirlingshire, on 17th May, 1890 (Registration: 1890 476/1 40 Denny).

Family
He never married.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: James Cowie.


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COWIE, WILSON

Born in the parish of Fordyce, 1858. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Forglen, Banffshire, 1885. Translated, 1889, to Bowden, Manchester.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 11th November, 1855, in Fordyce, Banffshire, the son of Alexander Reid Cowie and Diana Wilson.

Marriage
He married Rosina Forsyth Boyd in the 3rd quarter of 1892 in Altrincham, Cheshire, England. She was born in the 1st quarter of 1863 in Chorlton, Lancashire, England, the daughter of James and Isabella Boyd.

Ministry
He was ordained in Forglen, Banffshire, on 20th May, 1885. He was translated to Bowden, Manchester, Lancashire, England, in September, 1889.

Death
He died on 27th February, 1901, in Bucklow, Cheshire, England. His wife died in the 2nd quarter of 1934 in Conway, Wales. Their ashes were buried beneath his church, close to the chancel.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Kathleen Rosina Cowie born in the 3rd quarter of 1893 in Altrincham, Cheshire, England. She married George B. Needham in the 4th quarter of 1929 in Conway, Wales. She died on 15th February, 1986, and was buried in Buxton Cemetery, Derbyshire.

Sources
Zen40686

Places


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COWPER, JOHN JAMES MACPHAIL, M.A.

Born at Castle-Douglas. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained by the Presbytery of Italy, 1893, as assistant at Malta. In the end of the same year Mr. Cowper became acting military chaplain. Married, 1894, Mary Gavin.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.293


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CRABB, STEWART, M.A.

Born in Forfarshire. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Carmyllie, Forfarshire, 1897.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.370

He served in Carmyllie, Angus.


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CRAIG, ALEXANDER MACRAE, MA.

Born at Ayr. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dundonald, Ayrshire, 1867. Married, 1869, Margaret Forrest. Translated to St. John’s, Kelso, 1872. Became senior minister, 1890.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.78

He served in Dundonald, Ayrshire; and East, Kelso, Roxburghshire.


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CRAIG, ANDREW BLACK

Born at Montrose, 1854. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Balmaghie, Kirkcudbright, 1880. Married, 1883, Elizabeth Dick.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.111

He served in Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire.


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CRAIG, ARCHIBALD

Born in Renfrewshire, 1831. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dalton, Dumfries-shire, 1868. Resigned, 1872. Died, 1873.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 15th May, 1831, in Eaglesham, Renfrewshire, the son of David Craig, farmer, and Mary Mather. This David was the son of Robert Craig and Margaret Clark, as was Robert Craig of Rothesay. Archibald Craig was also a cousin of Robert Clark Craig.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1848; and he enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1852-56.

Ministry
He was ordained in Dalton, Dumfries-shire, on 25th September, 1868. He resigned his charge in 1872. The Presbytery accepted the resignation with reluctance, and put on record its cordial appreciation of Mr. Craig’s Christian character.

Other
He was the founder of the Archibald Craig Bursary in the University of Glasgow.

Death
He died on 10th March, 1873, in Eaglesham, Renfrewshire.


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CRAIG, GEORGE

Born at Glasgow, 1805. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Sprouston, Roxburghshire, 1835. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. At the Disruption Mr. Craig and his congregation removed into Kelso, on the outskirts of which the Sprouston Free Church was built. Married, 1844, Margaret MacCulloch Morrison. After 1861 the state of Mr. Craig’s health became such that he was obliged to reside abroad during winter; while doing so he rendered good service at Madeira. Died, 1866.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.91

He was the brother of Richard Craig.

He served in East, Kelso, Roxburghshire.

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


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CRAIG, JAMES

Born at Glasgow, 1856. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kirkpatrick-Durham, 1888. Married, 1893, Mary Jane MacCririe.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.115

He served in Kirkpatrick-Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire.


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CRAIG, JOHN MITCHELL

Born in Roxburghshire, 1858. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Memus, Forfarshire, 1886. Married, 1882, Catherine Ann Nicoll.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.401

He served in Memus, Angus.


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CRAIG, JOSEPH LEITCH, M.A.

Born at Dumbarton, 1866. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Montrose, 1892. Married, 1893, Helen Allison. Translated, 1899, to Queen’s Park, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.243

He served in St. George’s, Montrose, Angus; and Queen’s Park, Glasgow.


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CRAIG, RICHARD

Licensed by the Presbytery of Kelso, 1843. Ordained at Kelso for Victoria, West, South Africa, 1862.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 3rd and baptized on 22nd January, 1815, in Gorbals, Glasgow. He was the brother of George Craig.


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CRAIG, ROBERT, M.A.

Born at Eaglesham, Renfrew, 1792. Studied at the University of Glasgow. Ordained at New Cumnock, 1829. Translated to Rothesay, 1835. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1846, Flora Campbell Mure. Became senior minister, 1858. Died, 1860.

Publications.—Theocracy. The Man Christ Jesus. Memoirs of Rev. James Stewart of Aberdeen, and of Dr. Patrick M’Farlan. Posthumous.—Memorials of the Rev. R. Craig.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.41

He was the brother of Archibald Craig and the uncle of Robert Clark Craig.

He served in Free Parish, Rothesay, Bute.


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CRAIG, ROBERT CLARK

Nephew of the foregoing. Born at Eaglesham, 1822. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh; Divinity Hall and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Fenwick, Ayrshire, 1849. Married, 1857, Christina Pitcairn Frame. Became senior minister, 1884. Died, 1889.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 27th September, 1822, in Eaglesham, Renfrew, the son of John Craig, farmer, and Margaret Renfrew. He was the nephew of Robert Craig and a cousin of Archibald Craig.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1837; and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-46.

Marriage
He married Christina Pitcairn Frame at Dowanside Observatory Hill, Glasgow, on 5th November, 1857 (Registration: 1857 646/2 87 Partick). According to her marriage record she was the daughter of Robert Frame, merchant (deceased), and Margaret Hall Morrison. But according to other sources she was the daughter of John Pitcairn Frame and Margaret Hall Morrison, in which case her birth was recorded in Gorbals, Glasgow, 26th August, 1827.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dunoon and Inveraray in 1847. He was ordained in Fenwick, Ayrshire, in July 1849. On 28th October, 1884, Robert Main Wardrop was elected as his colleague and successor and he was ordained there on 18th December, that year.

Death
He died on 3rd July, 1889, at Bishop Terrace, Rothesay, Bute. His wife died in 1911 in Dunoon, Argyll.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Robert Clark Craig.


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CRAIG, WILLIAM LOW, M.A.

Born at Dundee, 1855. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kettle and Cults, Fife, 1879. Married, 1895, Elizabeth Scott.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.371

He served in Kettle and Cults, Fife.


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CRAVEN, JOHN ELDRIDGE

Born at Dirleton, 1817. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Maryton, 1843. Married, 1844, Helen Brown; and, 1890, Christina or Christiania Leith Packman. Translated, 1845, to Newhills. Resigned, 1879. Died. 1897.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 18th September, 1817, in Dirleton, East Lothian, the son of John Craven and Honour Eldridge.

Background
He was educated at Edinburgh High School and Edinburgh University.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Helen Brown on 28th November, 1844, the marriage being registered in North Berwick, East Lothian, and in Craig by Montrose, Angus. She was born about 1816 in Borthwick, Midlothian, the daughter of Captain Walter Brown of Currie.

(2) Christina Leith Packman or Smith in 1890 in Newington, Edinburgh. She was born about the end of 1840 in Rayne, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of John Packman, teacher, and his wife Elizabeth (Elspet) Findlater. She was the widow of John Smith, whom she had married in Rayne in 1874.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Established Presbytery of Haddington in 1843. In 1843, he was ordained in Maryton, Angus, where prior to the Disruption he had served as assistant; and he was translated to Newhills, Aberdeenshire, in 1845. By 1881 he was a retired minister living in Edinburgh, where he resided at Woodburn Terrace.

Death
He retired to Edinburgh and died on 2nd December, 1897, in Grange, Edinburgh. Helen Brown or Craven died in 1885 in Newington, Edinburgh. Christina Packman or Craven died there in 1895.

Family
He had issue by his first wife including:

(1) John Craven born on 18th November, 1845, in North Berwick, East Lothian; and baptized on 1st March, 1846, in Newhills, Aberdeenshire. He became a doctor, in Thurso, Caithness, where he died in 1893.

(2) James Brown Craven born on 13th June and baptized on 21st July, 1850, in Newhills, Aberdeenshire. He was rector of St Olaf’s Episcopal Church, Kirkwall, Orkney.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: John E. Craven.

The Scotsman, 4th December, 1897, p.8


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CRAWFORD, ROBERT

Born in 1799. Licensed by the Presbytery of Irvine, 1824. Ordained at Irongray, 1834. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1832, Isabella Fulton; and, 1854, Martha Hamilton. Translated, 1844, to Penpont. Died, 1856.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.289

He served in Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire; and Penpont, Dumfries-shire.


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CREIGHTON, JOHN

Born at Torthorwald, Dumfries-shire, 1833. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Forgandenny, 1882. Married, 1886, Isabella Hastie Scott.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.331

He served in Forgandenny, Perthshire.


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CRERAR, THOMAS, M.A.

Born at Crieff, 1842. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cardross, 1869. Translated, 1879, to North Leith. Married, 1889, Jessie Young Drummond.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.15

He served in Cardross, Dunbartonshire; and North, Leith, Edinburgh.


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CRICHTON, ANDREW, B.A.

Born at St. Andrews, 1837. Son of the following. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1860, as colleague to Dr. C. J. Brown in the New North, Edinburgh. Married, 1861, Marianne Fraser. Translated, 1866, to Chapelshade, Dundee. Died, 1867.

Publication.—Posthumous—Memorials of Rev. Andrew Crichton, B.A. Edited by W. G. Blaikie, D.D.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 22nd May, and baptized on 16th June, 1837, in St Andrews and St Leonards, Fife, the son of David Crichton, minister, and Margaret Smith.

Education
He graduated B.A. from Edinburgh University on 24th April, 1857. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1856-60.

Marriage
He married Mary Ann Fraser at the bride’s home, Ogilvie Place, Arbroath, Angus, on 24th July, 1861 (Registration: 1861 272/ 87 Arbroath). He was resident at 24 Arniston Place, Edinburgh, at the time. She was baptized on 9th May, 1840, in St Vigeans, Angus, the daughter of Douglas Fraser, linen manufacturer, and Catherine Fraser.

Ministry
In September, 1860, he was elected as colleague and successor to James Lewis of St John’s, Leith, but nothing came of that. On 13th December, 1860, he was ordained in New North, Edinburgh, as colleague and successor to Charles J. Brown. Alexander Watson Brown conducted the service and preached from Ephesians 6:14-15: “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.” Thereafter he was translated to Chapelshade, Dundee on 30th March, 1866, the call having been signed by 541 members and 147 adherents. He contributed to the Family Treasury; the Sunday Magazine and the London Weekly News.

Death
He died on 13th July, 1867, at 4 Cumin Place, Edinburgh. Marian Crichton or Fraser died in 1924 in Leith, Edinburgh. The Presbytery noted his passing: “With his many gifts and graces, he was eminently fitted to be useful and to be an ornament to the Church when the Lord in his providence took him away.”

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Catherine Fraser Crichton born at 12 Arniston Place, Edinburgh, on 14th July, 1862. She married Charles Diamond in Springburn, Glasgow, in 1912.

(2) Margaret Smith Crichton born at 4 Rillbank Terrace, Edinburgh, on 18th June, 1864.

(3) David McFarlane Crichton born on 4th April, 1866, in Dundee First District.

Publications
The baptism of fire. A lecture, Auchterarder, Thomas MacQueen, 1859

The evangelical life: with reference to certain aspects of this present time Edinburgh, John Lindsay, printer, 1860

Christianity and recent speculations Six lectures by ministers of the Free Church., Edinburgh, J. Maclaren, 1866

The bright and morning star, a farewell sermon, preached in New North Free Church, Edinburgh, on Sabbath afternoon, 25th February 1866, Edinburgh, John Maclaren, 1866

The Purpose and Form of Holy Scripture

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

The Caledonian Mercury, 15th July, 1862

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 21st June, 1864

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 15th July, 1867

The Aberdeen Journal, 17th July, 1867

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 19th July, 1867


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CRICHTON, DAVID, LL.D.

Born in the parish of Irongray, 1801. Studied at Edinburgh and St. Andrews Universities. Licensed by the Presbytery of St. Andrews, 1833. Became English master in Madras College there. Married, 1832, Margaret Scott Smith. Ordained, 1838, at Inverbrothock, Arbroath. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1876. Died, 1888.

Publication.—Lectures on Elijah. With Memoir by his son-in-law, the Rev. Mr. Elder of Borgue.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.427

His son, Andrew Crichton, was a Free Church minister.

His daughter, Margaret Stalker Crichton, married George Ogilvie Elder.

He served in Inverbrothock, Arbroath, Angus.

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


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CRICHTON, THOMAS, M.A.

Born in Fife. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Logie and Gauldry, 1899. Married, 1900, Mary Davidson Mackenna.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.34

He served in Logie and Gauldry, Fife.


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CROCKET, JAMES, M.A., B.Sc.

Born at Balmaghie, Kirkcudbright, 1864. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, also at Göttingen and Berlin. Ordained at Yester, 1894. Married, 1898, Eleanor M. R. Williamson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.67

He served in Yester, East Lothian.


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CROCKETT, SAMUEL RUTHERFORD

Born at Balmaghie, 1860. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, and at Heidelberg. Ordained at Penicuik, 1886. Married, 1887, Ruth Mary Milner. Resigned, 1894, to devote himself to literary work.

Publications.— Dulce Cor. The Stickit Minister. The Raiders. The Men of the Moss Hags etc.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 24th September, 1859, in Duchrae, Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire, the son of Anne Crockett. He was brought up by his grandparents, William and Mary Crockett. William was a farmer.

Education
He was educated at Laurieston School, situated about three and a half miles from his home and the family attended the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire. The family settled there in 1867 and he then transferred to the Free Church school in Castle Douglas. He won a bursary offered by the Edinburgh-Galloway Association and studied at Edinburgh University. Prior to taking up the ministry, he travelled in Europe.

Marriage
He married Ruth Mary Milner, in the 1st quarter of 1887, in Prestwich, Lancashire, England. She was born in the 2nd quarter of 1860, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, the daughter of George Milner and his wife Ruth Lockhart. George Milner of Moston House was from a well known Yorkshire, England, family; he was a poet and man of letters.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Kirkcudbright on 8th June 1886. He was elected by Penicuik, Midlothian, on 11th October, 1886, as colleague and successor to Hugh A. Stewart and he was ordained there on 23rd November that year. The senior minister died in 1893. He officially resigned his charge on 22nd January, 1895, but he already had intimated to the congregation that he intended to resign his charge to devote himself to literature. The Presbytery bowed to the inevitable and released him from his charge forthwith. Crockett then shook hands with everyone and left the meeting.

Death
He died in early 1914 while on holiday in France and was buried in Balmaghie kirkyard, Kirkcudbrightshire. His wife died in Peebles in 1932.

Family
They had issue:

(1) Ruth Mary Rutherford Crockett born in Penicuik, Glencorse, Midlothian, in 1888. She died in George Square, Edinburgh, in 1957.

(2) Philip Hugh Barbour Milner Crockett born in Penicuik, Glencorse, Midlothian, in 1891. He married Natalia Ivanovana Mikoulina.

(3) George Milner Crockett born in Penicuik, Glencorse, Midlothian, on 5th December, 1893. He enrolled in the Royal Navy on 15th September, 1906. He became a Lieutenant Commander.

(4) Margaret Douglas Crockett born in Penicuik, Glencorse, Midlothian, in 1896. She married Geoffrey Lewin Newman in Peebles in 1925. He was an officer in the Royal Flying Corps. They settled in Bucklow on the borders of Cheshire and Lancashire, England.

Publications
A search under authors for this man in the World Catalogue of Books comes up with 287 items! A general search for his name comes up with 351.

Sources
Wiki

Harper, Malcolm McL., Crockett and Grey Galloway, the Novelist and his Works, Hodder and Stoughton, London

Birmingham Daily Post, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, 8th January, 1895

Glasgow Herald, 23rd January, 1895


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CROSS, DAVID KERR, M.B., C.M.

Born at Glasgow, 1856. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1885, as a medical missionary to Livingstonia. Married, 1886, Christina Anderson Gibson; and, 1891, Isabella W. E. MacNair. [List of missionaries says he resigned in 1897.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 14th December, 1856, in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, the son of David Cross and Margaret Kerr.

Education
He graduated from Glasgow University: M.B., C.M., in 1885. He also was an F.R.G.S.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Christina Anderson Gibson. She was born on 18th September, 1857, in Kirkintilloch, Dumbartonshire. She was the daughter of James Gibson and Christina Anderson.

(2) Isabella Williamson Ellis died on 7th April, 1935, aged 66, and is buried in Stellawood Cemetery, Durban, South Africa. She is described as “the wife of the late David Kerr-Cross, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.G.S.” It seems fairly conclusive that David Cross married a second time – except that he was not “late” by 7th April, 1935.

Ministry
He served as a missionary in Pollokshields, Glasgow, before being ordained to the Livingstonia Mission first of all in Ncherenge till 1889 and then in Karonga till 1896 when he left to engage in Government service, working in Zomba and Blantyre, and finally in Durban, South Africa.

Other
On 13th April, 1891, the Royal Geographical Society awarded him the Back Grant “in recognition of the value of his observations on the country and natives of the region north of Lake Nyasa.”

Death
He died in December, 1935, in Sevenoaks, Kent, England, according to one source, but his death was registered in Oxford, England, in the 4th quarter of 1935. His first wife died in Malawi in 1886.

Sources
Pollokshieldschurch

The Standard, London, England, 14th April, 1891, p.2

Eggsa

Historical Dictionary of Malawi, Owen J. M. Kalinga, p.232


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CROSS, EDWARD, M.A.

Born at Madras, 1820. Studied at the University, St. Andrews. Licensed by the Free Presbytery of St. Andrews, 1843. Ordained at Monifieth, 1845. Married, 1853, Mary Ursula Baring Gordon. Became senior minister, 1890. Died, 1892.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 7th and baptized on 31st December, 1820, in Poonamallee, Tamil Nadu, India, the son of John Cross, Captain, 1st Royal Scots, and his wife Mary Catherine Redford.

Education
He studied Arts and Divinity in St Andrews University, Fife, graduating M.A. on 17th December, 1839.

Marriage
He married Mary Ursula Baring Gordon on 16th August, 1853,at Symington House, Monifieth, Angus. She was “a member of a family honourably known for their work and labour of love.” She was the daughter of John Gordon, landed proprietor, and Eleanor (Helen) Maitland, born Edinburgh, about 1818.

Ministry
His trials for licence were commenced in the Established Church Presbytery of St Andrews and concluded in the Free Presbytery of St Andrews. As a licentiate he served in Wallacetown Free Church, Dundee; Richmond, near London, England; and Ceres in Fife. He was ordained in Monifieth, Angus, in 1845. On 22nd September, 1890, Alexander Wiseman was called and on 22nd October was ordained as his colleague and successor, and he then moved to Broughty Ferry, Angus.

Death
He died on 2nd October, 1892, at his home in Broughty Ferry, the death being registered in St Andrew, Dundee. He was buried in Barnhill Cemetery on 6th October. His wife died in the Free Church Manse, Monifieth, Angus, on 27th May, 1886 (Registration: 1886 310/ 73 Monifieth). His whole estate was left to the church.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) a son born on 10th November, 1854, in the Free Church Manse, Monifieth, Angus, who lived only a short time.

(2) John Edward Cross born on 4th December, 1855, in Monifieth, Angus; he died there the following year.

Sources
Caledonian Mercury, 16th November, 1854

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 7th October, 1892

The Scotsman, 3rd October, 1892, p.7

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Edward Cross.


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CRUICKSHANK, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Forgue, 1856. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Cluny, 1883. Married, 1886, Clara MacDonald. Translated, 1885, to Inverurie.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.434

He served in Cluny, Aberdeenshire; and Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.


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CRUICKSHANK, JAMES EWING

Born at Glasgow, 1826. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Inchinnan, 1859. Married, 1862, Eliza Kay Hunter. Died, 1863.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 19th April and baptized on 17th May, 1826, in Gorbals, Glasgow, the son of Matthew Cruickshank and Anne Loch McCreath.

Education
He worked as a bank clerk before studying for the ministry. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1852-56.

Marriage
He married Eliza Kay Hunter on 14th January, 1862, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She was born on 1st July, 1839, in Abbey, Paisley, Renfrewshire, the daughter of William Hunter, tobacconist, and Janet Ross.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow on 23rd September, 1857. He served in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire.

Death
He died in 1863 in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire. In 1869 his widow married John McEwan in Paisley. She died in Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, in 1896.

Family
They had issue:

(1) Janet Ross Cruickshank born in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, in 1863. She died at Oakshaw Hill, Paisley, on 17th May, 1864, aged 14 months.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: James Ewing Cruickshank.

The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 19th May, 1864


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CULLEN, JAMES

Born at Glasgow, 1809. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall of Original Secession (Burgher) Church. Joined the Church of Scotland in 1839, and became chaplain in Edinburgh Prison. He signed the Probationers’ Resolutions in 1843. Ordained, 1844, at Kelty. Married, 1853, Margaret Russell; and, 1870, Isabella Macintosh Hammond. Retired, 1874. Died, 1892.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.509

“James Cullen, Edinburgh” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church.

He served in Kelty, Fife.


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CUMMING, ALEXANDER

Born at Edinburgh, 1804. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1834, at Dunbarney, Perthshire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1835, Janet Roy. Translated to Glasgow, Gorbals, 1853. Resigned, 1874. Died, 1880.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.205

He served in Dunbarney, Perthshire; and Gorbals, Glasgow.

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


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CUMMING, ALEXANDER

Born at Edinburgh, 1829. Son of Dr. James Cumming, H.M. Inspector of Schools, and nephew of the foregoing. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Old Meldrum, 1860. Married, 1861, Mary Boyd. Translated to Forfar, 1867.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.399

He served in Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire; and First, Forfar, Angus.


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CUMMING, GEORGE WATSON

Born at Foveran, 1843. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Whiteinch, 1874. Married, the same year, Mary Murray. Translated to Grangemouth, 1881.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.49

He served in Whiteinch, Glasgow; and Grangemouth— Charing Cross, Stirlingshire.


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CUMMING, JAMES

Born, 1821 in the parish of Latheron. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1861, at Melness, Sutherlandshire. Married, 1863, Jane O. B. Gow. Was for several years clerk of the Presbytery of Tongue. Died, 1894.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 15th July, 1821, in Latheron, Caithness, the son of Donald Cumming, farmer, and his wife Christina.

Education
He engaged in teaching while taking his University studies in Edinburgh. There is a James Cumming who enrolled in New College, 1852-57.

Marriage
He married Jane Oswald Brodie Gow, on 7th May, 1863, in Pulteneytown, Wick, Caithness. She was born on 1st October and baptized on 16th November, in Wick, Caithness, the daughter of William Gow, distillery manager, and Benjamina Dunnet.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1857. He was ordained in Melness and Eriboll, Sutherland. He served as Presbytery clerk from 1877 until shortly before his death.

Death
He died on 8th June, 1894, in Tongue, Sutherland. His wife died there in 1886. He “was one of the most genial of men, and one of the most liberal-minded of ministers. Possessed of a fund of rich humour, Mr Cumming shed the glow of a hallowed cheerfulness over church and private metings that was always heartily enjoyed (Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 9th June, 1894.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Benjamina Isabella Gow Cumming born on 5th August, 1865, in Wick, Caithness. She died in 1920 in St Mary and St Peter, Dundee.

(2) Christina Jane Cumming born on 7th May, 1867, in Wick, Caithness. She married William Thomas Cairns, in St Andrew, Edinburgh, in 1898. She died in 1951 in Newington, Edinburgh. William Thomas Cairns was a United Presbyterian minister, as was his father, David Cairns; his uncle John Cairns; his maternal grandfather David Smith (Biggar); and his brothers John Cairns and David Smith Cairns. For references to these men see under General Index / General Index on this web-site.

(3) Williamina Cumming born on 17th September, 1868, in Wick, Caithness.

(4) Elizabeth Johan Cumming born on 28th March, 1870, in Wick, Caithness.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: James Cumming.


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CUNNINGHAM, ANDREW

Born, 1818. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions of 1843. Ordained, the same year, at Dundonald. Translated to Eccles, Berwickshire, 1845. Died, 1879.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 15th November, 1818, in Duns, Berwickshire, the son of William Cunningham, banker, and Mary Cunningham. He was a cousin of William Cunningham, Principal of New College.

Education
He was educated at Edinburgh High School and Edinburgh University.

Ministry
“Andrew Cunningham” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in Dundonald, Ayrshire, on 10th August, 1843; and later he was translated to Eccles, Berwickshire.

“He was known as an able preacher, a devoted pastor, and a warm-hearted friend. He was a valued leader in ecclesiastical affairs, and took a prominent part in every movement tending to the fuller development of his Churches work in the sphere of social reform. He was a skilful scientist, and he wrote poetry occasionally as a recreation. His musings are chiefly in the sonnet form, and indicate refined taste, good thought, and a capability of rising to higher achievements in the divine art of poesy” (Crockett).

Death
He dropped dead at the Free Church Manse, Eccles, Berwickshire, while partaking of supper, on 26th August, 1879. Though not in good health he had preached the previous Sunday.

Sources
Crockett, William Shillinglaw, Minstrelsy of the Merse, p.179

Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland), Monday, August 21, 1843

The Dundee Courier & Argus (Dundee, Scotland), Thursday, August 28, 1879; Issue 8145. British Library Newspapers, Part II: 1800-1900. 


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CUNNINGHAM, DAVID

Born at Kilmarnock, 1814. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1844, at St. David’s, Kirkintilloch. Married, 1848, Margaret Moffat. Died, 1868.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born or baptized on 10th April, 1814, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, the son of David Cunningham and Ann Lowdon.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1839. He enrolled in New College Edinburgh, 1843-44.

Marriage
He married Margaret Moffat, on 27th August, 1848, in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire. She was born on 5th February, 1818, in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, the daughter of Thomas Moffat, spirit merchant, and Margaret Duncan.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow in 1844. He was ordained in St. David’s, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, on 29th August, 1844, in the presence of a large congregation in the field in which they were accustomed to meet for worship at that time. The same day he laid the foundation stone of a church building.

The church had seating for 800 people and was opened for services on 18th May, 1845, by Dr. Robert Smith Candlish, the collection for the day being £102. The total cost of the church was £1,286 6s. 5d., of which £706 14s. 9d. was nearly all contributed by the congregation; £379 1s. 8d. was received from the Central Building Fund, and £200 of debt remained but was cleared off within a short time.

Death
He died on 9th November, 1868, in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire. His wife died in Kelvin, Glasgow, in 1903.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Duncan Cunningham born on 11th July, 1849, in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire. She died on 12th April, 1900, in Kelvin, Glasgow.

(2) David William Cowan Cunningham born on 28th February, 1851, in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire. He died on 11th November, 1871, in Govan, Glasgow.

(3) Anne Loudon Cunningham born on 12th December, 1852, in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire. She died on 28th November, 1884, in Govan, Glasgow.

(4) Thomas Moffat Cunningham born on 19th December, 1854, in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire. He married Isabella Helen Smith in Bellie, Moray, in 1900. He died on 22nd October, 1944, in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

A tombstone in the Auld Aisle cemetery in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, records most of these details.

Sources
Electricscotland

History Kirkintilloch

Ytimg

Youtube.com

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


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CUNNINGHAM, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Paisley, 1840. Studied at the University, Glasgow, New College, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Girvan, 1867. Translated to Longsight, Manchester, 1872; and to Wandsworth, 1877. Married, 1875, Georgina Falconer.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 3rd December, 1840, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the son of Alexander Cunningham, spirit dealer, and Agnes Gilroy.

Education
He attended Paisley Grammar School and then studied in Glasgow University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1862-64.

Marriage
He married Georgina Falconer in the 1st quarter of 1875 in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. She was born about 1852 in Chester, Cheshire, England.

Ministry
He taught in Paisley Grammar School, prior to receiving licence. He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Paisley in 1866. He was ordained in Girvan, Ayrshire, on 14th November, 1867. He was translated to Longsight, Manchester, Lancashire, England, on 8th February, 1872; and to Wandsworth Memorial Church, London, England, in September, 1877.

Other
He was a well-known poet.

Death
He died in the 4th quarter of 1922 in Richmond South, Surrey, England. His wife died there in the 1st quarter of 1921.

Family
There is no evidence that they had any issue.

Source
Forgottenbooks


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CUNNINGHAM, JOHN GEORGE, D.D.

Born at Edinburgh, 1835. Son of the following. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, New College, Edinburgh, and at Berlin. Ordained at Lochwinnoch, 1859. Married, 1863, Margaret Wilson Munro. Translated to Edinburgh, St. Luke’s, 1876. [Vol. 2 records him as minister of Queen Street, Edinburgh, from 1891. This came about through St. Luke’s uniting and taking a new name.] Became senior minister, 1892. Dr. Cunningham served as convener of the Assembly’s Jewish Mission Committee. He also gave valued assistance with work on the Continent of Europe. He was a gifted linguist.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.25

He served in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire; and Queen Street, Edinburgh.


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CUNNINGHAM, ROBERT, M.A.

Born at Stranraer, 1799. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Licensed by the Presbytery of Haddington, 1825. Took a prominent position as an educationist. In 1827 he was appointed governor of George Watson’s Hospital; in 1832 he founded the Edinburgh Institution. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Jeffrey. From 1837 to 1839 he was vice-president of Lafayette College, United States of America. On his return to this country he became the first rector of the newly established Normal Seminary in Glasgow. Thereafter he founded Blairlodge Academy, over which he presided for ten years. At the time of the Disruption he gathered a congregation in connection with the Free Church which became ultimately the Free Church of Polmont. Over this congregation Mr. Cunningham was ordained, 1843. Mr. Cunningham retained his seat in the Presbytery till 1851, when he retired from Blairlodge. [Vol. 2 records him as minister only until 1846.] Mr. Cunningham resided in Edinburgh till 1859, when he removed to Stranraer. Died, 1883.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 19th August, 1799, in Stranraer, Wigtownshire, the son of Andrew Cunningham and Janet McBryde.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University on 27th March, 1820.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Jeffrey on 28th October, 1832, in Edinburgh. She was the daughter of John Armstrong Jeffrey, S.S.C. and landowner, and Elizabeth McConnell. She is said to have been born in Edinburgh on 6th September, 1803.

Ministry
“Robert Cunningham, Polmont, Falkirk” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Polmont, Stirlingshire.

Death
In their retirement, they lived in a Mansion House called North West Castle, which had been the home of John Ross, a Scottish rear admiral and Arctic explorer. Robert Cunningham died in Stranraer, Wigtownshire, in 1883. His wife died at North West Castle, Cairnryan Road, Inch, Stranraer on 21st January, 1893 (Registration: 1893 899/ 8 Stranraer).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Agnes Cunningham born on 3rd March, 1844, at Blair Lodge, Polmont. She married William Armstrong, a Free Church minister.

Sources
Wiki

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Robert Cunningham.

Dundee Courier, 12th March, 1844


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CUNNINGHAM, ROBERT TENNANT, M.A.

Born at Dundee, 1852. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1882, at Inch, Wigtownshire. Translated, 1887, to Bowden, Manchester. Died, 1888.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 31st July, 1852, in Dundee, the son of Robert Tennant Cunningham, clerk, and Elizabeth Noble.

Education
He attended school in Dundee and studied at St Andrews University, Fife, 1869-73. He studied in the Free Church College, Glasgow, from 1876.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow on 11th May, 1880. He served as assistant to David Purves in Maxwelltown, Dumfries, until he was ordained in Inch, Wigtownshire, on 27th December, 1882. He was translated to Bowden, Manchester, Lancashire, England, on 10th March, 1887.

Death
He died suddenly on 10th September, 1888, while attending a Presbytery meeting, in Manchester, Lancashire, England. Because of the suddenness of his death an inquest was required. A medical man found that there was evidence of consumption and heart disease and that it was of heart disease that he died.

Family
He never married.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Robert Tennent Cunningham

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 13th September, 1888


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CUNNINGHAM, WILLIAM, D.D. (Princeton, New Jersey)

Born at Hamilton in 1805; studied at Edinburgh University and Theological Hall; ordained assistant and successor to Dr. Scott of the Middle Church, Greenock, in 1830; translated to the Trinity College Church, Edinburgh, in 1834; and in the same year married Janet Deniston, Greenock. He was one of the leaders during the “Ten Years’ Conflict” that culminated in the Disruption. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Appointed Professor of Theology in the New College in 1844; and on the death of Dr. Welsh in 1845 was placed in the chair of Church History. Two years later he became Principal of the New College, as successor to Dr. Chalmers. In 1859 he was Moderator of the General Assembly. He rendered splendid service as a debater and as a controversial writer, his Reply to the Dean of Faculty on the Auchterarder case, and his Defence of the Rights of the People, in answer to Dr. Robertson of Ellon, being masterly exposures of Moderate policy and practice. He died at 17 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, 1861.

Publications.—Dr. Cunningham was for some years editor of the British and Foreign Evangelical Review. Much that is of permanent value in his controversial writings has been reproduced by the editors of his posthumous works in four vols.—Historical Theology; A Review of the Principal Doctrinal Discussions in the Christian Church since the Apostolic Age, 2 vols. Discussions on Church Principles: Popish, Erastian, and Presbyterian. The Reformers and the Theology of the Reformation. Posthumous.—Life, by Revs. Robert Rainy and James Mackenzie, 1871.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.129

He was a cousin of Andrew Cunningham.

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

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

For the tribute paid to him by his Presbytery, see Dundee Courier and Daily Argus (Dundee, Scotland), Thursday, December 26, 1861.

William Cunningham – Theologian in Finlayson, Sandy, Unity and Diversity: The Founders of the Free Church of Scotland, Christian Focus Publications, Fearn, Scotland, 2010


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CUNNINGHAM, WILLIAM BRUCE

Born at Musselburgh, 1806. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1833, at Prestonpans. Married, 1834, Douglas, daughter of David Douglas, Lord Reston; and thereafter Cecilia Macdougall. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1878.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.390

He served in Prestonpans, East Lothian.

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


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CUPPLES, GEORGE

Born, 1786. Ordained at Legerwood, Berwickshire, 1812. Married, 1820, Sarah Turnbull. Translated to Stirling, 1834. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Kilmadock, 1843. Died, 1850.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.327

He served in Kilmadock (Doune), Perthshire.


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CURRIE, ARCHIBALD

Born, 1814. Licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow before the Disruption, and signed the Probationers’ Resolutions in 1843. Ordained at Abercorn, Linlithgowshire, 1844. Died, 1877.

Publications.—The Scripture View of Christ’s Preaching to the Spirits in Prison, etc.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1816 in Glasgow, the son of John Currie, wright, and Helen Shearer.

Ministry
“Archibald Currie, Glasgow” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was called to Abercorn, West Lothian, on 27th February, 1844, and was ordained there on 4th April.

Death
He died on 22nd November, 1877, in Dalmeny, West Lothian (Registration: 1877 665/ 4 Dalmeny).


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CURRIE, HUGH HART, B.D.

Born at Glasgow, 1853. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Keig and Tough, 1881. Married, 1882, Margaret Smith Mackay; and, 1890, Jane Cruickshank Smith.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.435

His first wife was the daughter of Donald Mackay, a Free Church minister.

He served in Keig and Tough, Aberdeenshire.


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CURRIE, PETER

Born at Airdrie, 1797. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall of the Associate (Burgher) Synod. Ordained at Cumbernauld, 1819. Translated, 1835, to Glasgow, East Campbell Street. As a portion of this congregation had difficulty in agreeing to join the Church of Scotland in 1839, Mr. Currie, with the majority of his elders and a large number of communicants, withdrew, and, after meeting for a time in the Trades’ Hall, formed the congregation of Stockwell Church, which was opened in 1842. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1855. Died, 1859.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.492

FES, Vol.3, p.470

He served in Stockwell, Glasgow .


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CURRIE, THOMAS, M.A.

Born at Kilmarnock, 1858. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Warrender Park, Edinburgh, 1887. Married, 1889, Sarah Marion Young. Translated, 1898, to Clapham, London.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.408

Ministry
He served in Warrender Park, Edinburgh. He moved to Clapham, London, England – a large and flourishing charge, having over 900 members by 1901.

Source
Small, History, Vol.2, p.50


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CUSIN, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Pathhead, 1835. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, with a year at Bonn and Berlin. Ordained, 1864, at Woolwich. Translated, 1865, to Lady Glenorchy’s, Edinburgh, as colleague and successor to Dr. Davidson. Married, 1866, Mary Davidson. Mr. Cusin suffered for many years from delicate health, and occupied his enforced seclusion with literary work, especially that of translation. Shortly before his death he was elected Cunningham lecturer, an appointment, however, the duties of which he was not able to fulfil. Died, 1890.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 9th and baptized on 22nd June, 1835, in Dysart, Fife, the son of James Cusin, manufacturer’s clerk, and Barbara Whyte.

Education
He attended Kirkcaldy Burgh School, Fife. He worked as an apprentice engineer before entering the ministry. He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University on 23rd April, 1858; and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1858-62. He also studied for a year and a half in Bonn and Berlin, Germany.

Marriage
He married Mary Davidson on 10th July, 1866, at Lady Glenorchy’s Manse, Greenside, Edinburgh. She was born on 15th February, 1833, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire. She was the daughter of George Ramsay Davidson, then the parish minister there and later of Lady Glenorchy’s Free Church, and Jessie Lumsden.

Ministry
After license he served as an assistant in the English Presbyterian Church in Woolwich, London, before being called there. He was translated to Lady Glenorchy’s, Edinburgh on 12th October, 1865, as colleague and successor of George Ramsay Davidson, when Robert Gordon preached an impressive sermon from Galatians 2:19-20. Amongst the works he translated were those of Godet and Delitzsch. He was nominated to the Professorship of New Testament in New College, Edinburgh, but Marcus Dods was appointed. He was a member of the Board of the National Bible Society of Scotland.

Death
He died on 21st March, 1890, in Logie, Perthshire. His wife died in Leith, Midlothian, in 1927.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Alexander Cusin

Glasgow Herald, 13th October, 1865

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 12th July, 1866

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 3rd April, 1890


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