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DALE, WILLIAM

Born at Glasgow, 1841. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Gordon, 1869. Translated, 1871, to Singapore. Married, 1871, Margaret Lithgow Lyall. Resigned, 1875. Settled at New Barnet, London, N., 1877. Subsequently Mr. Dale became Foreign Mission secretary of the Presbyterian Church of England.


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Background
He was born on 9th October, 1841, in Barony, Glasgow, the son of Hugh Dale, shoemaker, and Margaret Smith.

Marriage
He married Margaret Lithgow Lyall on 13th September, 1871, in Gordon, Berwickshire. She was baptized in Legerwood, Berwickshire, on 18th May, 1843, the daughter of Robert Lyall and Mary Knox.

Ministry
He served in Gordon, Berwickshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Knox Dale, born about 1872 in Singapore. She married Edgar Alfred Richards in the 4th quarter of 1893 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England.

(2) Margaret Lyall Dale born about 1874 in Singapore. She married Gilbert Pickering Albert Richards in the 3rd quarter of 1902 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England.

(3) Helen Callender Dale born in the 1st quarter of 1884 in New Barnet, Hertfordshire, England.

(4) Hugh Gordon Dale born in the 1st quarter of 1886 in New Barnet, Hertfordshire, England. He married Dorothy Pavitt there in the 3rd quarter of 1913.

(5) William Chalmers Dale born in the 3rd quarter of 1888 in New Barnet, Hertfordshire, England.


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DALGARNO, JAMES, M.A.

Born in Aberdeenshire, 1816. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained at Peterculter, 1846. Married, 1856, Ann Creighton Young. Mr. Dalgarno became senior minister, 1886. Died, 1888.


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Background
He was born on 14th February, 1816, in Logie Buchan, Aberdeenshire, the son of James Dalgarno, proprietor, and Mary Smith.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School. He studied at Aberdeen University and graduated M.A. in 1841.

Marriage
He married Ann Creighton Young at the home of the bride, Mount Pleasant, Peterhead, on 12th August, 1856 (Registration: 1856 232/1 19 Peterhead Burgh). She was baptized on 25th August, 1825, in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of John Young, merchant/spirit dealer, later proprietor, and Elisabeth Chalmers.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Garioch in 1845 and was ordained in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, on 19th March, 1846. His colleague and successor was ordained on 30th November, 1886, and he retired to Aberdeen.

Death
He died on 28th October, 1888, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. His wife died there on 14th November, 1887.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) George Garioch Dalgarno born on 29th June, 1857, in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire. He graduated M.A., in 1878, and qualified as a solicitor. He went to Arbroath in 1884 as assistant to the late Mr. George Miln, who later took him into partnership. He died on 19th February, 1920, at his residence, Viewbank, Springfield Terrace, Arbroath.

(2) Edith Annie Dalgarno born on 17th July, 1859, in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire. She married James Mowat there. She died in 1921 in Braemar, Aberdeenshire.

(3) James John Young Dalgarno born 17th October, 1861, in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire. He graduated from Aberdeen University: M.A. 1883; M.B., C.M. 1887. He was an anaesthetist in the Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen. He died in 1910 in Tain, Ross and Cromarty.

(4) Alexander William Dalgarno born 23rd July, 1864, in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire. He graduated from Aberdeen University: M.B., C.M. in 1886. He lived in Stranraer, Wigtownshire; and Lady Grey, Cape Colony. He died on 30th August, 1901.

At the time of his death, both his younger sons were medical practitioners, one in Stranraer and the other in Aberdeen.

Sources
The Aberdeen University Review, Vol.7, p.188

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


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DALLAS, ALEXANDER KENNEDY, M.A.

Born in Forfarshire. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Glenluce, 1895. Married, the same year, Gertrude Miller. Suspended, 1898.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 28th May, 1867, in Dundee, the son of Alexander Dallas, iron moulder, and Jessie Kennedy.

Education
He attended Dundee High School. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1888-92.

Ministry
He served in Glenluce, Wigtownshire.

Other
He was a teacher of German in George Watson’s College and Heriot Watt College, Edinburgh. He translated books from German into English, for example, What Remains of the Old Testament and other Essays, A History of Hebrew Civilization, The Religions of the World.

Death
He died on 16th April, 1932, in Leith, Edinburgh.


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DALY, JOHN FAIRLEY, B.D.

Born at Glasgow, 1853. Studied at the University, Glasgow, Reformed Presbyterian Hall, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Inch, 1879. Married, 1880, Margaret Hunter Dickson. Translated to Glasgow, Renwick Church, 1882.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.244

He served in Inch, Wigtownshire; and Glasgow – Renwick.


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DALZELL, JAMES, B.D., M.B., C.M.

Born at Lesmahagow, 1841. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained as medical missionary at the Gordon Memorial Mission, Natal, 1870. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Gordon Lorimer.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.553

For some family connections, see the Lorimer Mellis Blaikie Tree.


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DALZIEL, GEORGE CALDWELL, B.D.

Born at Kilmarnock, 1859. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kinglassie, 1890. Married, the same year, Agnes Neilson Davidson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.60

He served in Kinglassie, Fife.


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DAVIDSON, ALEXANDER

Born at Moy, Inverness-shire, 1812. Studied at King’s College and Divinity Hall, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1852, at Harris in the Outer Hebrides, and for ten years had the whole of that district under his sole charge. Married, 1853, Marion M’Leod. Died, 1892.


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Background
He was born on 19th and baptized on 22nd December, 1812, in Moy and Dalarossie, Inverness-shire, the son of William Davidson, farmer, and Margaret Davidson.

Education
He attended the parish school in Moy, Inverness-shire, and Inverness Academy. He entered Aberdeen University in 1836 and took his M.A. He entered the Divinity Hall there in 1841 and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-46.

Marriage
He married Marion Mcleod. She was born about 1836 in Harris, Inverness-shire

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dalkeith in October, 1846. He ministered in various places before being sent to Harris, Inverness-shire, in 1848. He was called to be the first Free Church minister there in 1852.

Death
He died on 15th July, 1892, in Harris, Inverness-shire. His wife died there in 1906.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Davidson born in 1854 in Harris, Inverness-shire. He died there in 1922.

(2) Margaret Davidson born on 20th May, 1856, in Harris, Inverness-shire.

(3) John Davidson born on 2nd May, 1858, in Harris, Inverness-shire. He died there in 1925.

(3) Fanny Sarah Davidson born on 11th February, 1860, in Harris, Inverness-shire. She died there in 1882.

(4) Catherine Davidson born on 24th February, 1862, in Harris, Inverness-shire. She married Duncan MacRae there in 1891.

(5) Ann Davidson born on 10th December, 1863, in Harris, Inverness-shire.

(6) Janet Davidson born on 12th March, 1866, in Harris, Inverness-shire. Jessie Davidson married Donald Tulloch Mackay, a Free Church minister, in 1892 in Harris, Inverness-shire.

(7) Alexander Davidson born on 25th April, 1868, in Harris, Inverness-shire.

(8) Thomas Robert Davidson born on 5th July, 1870, in Harris, Inverness-shire. He married Jane McMartin in 1903.

(9) Samuel Davidson born on 23rd July, 1872, in Harris, Inverness-shire.

(10) George Davidson born on 6th May, 1874, in Harris, Inverness-shire.

(11) Elizabeth born in 1876, Harris, Inverness-shire. She died there in 1876

(12) Mary Davidson born in 1879 in Harris, Inverness-shire. She died there in 1923.

They had 14 children of which 11 were still alive at his death.

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


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DAVIDSON, ALEXANDER

Born at Glasgow, 1832. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Reformed Presbyterian Divinity Hall. Ordained at Stromness, 1860. Married, 1869, Margaret Skinner. Joined the Free Church in 1876. Translated, 1870, to Kilbirnie.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.7

FUFC, p.150

He served in Kilbirnie— West, Ayrshire.


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DAVIDSON, ALEXANDER DYCE, D.D.

Born at Old Aberdeen, 1807. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1832, at the South Church, Aberdeen. Translated, 1836, to the West Church. Married, 1840, Elizabeth Blaikie. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. With well-marked literary attainments and a fine Christian spirit he was one of the best preachers of a day that saw many famous preachers. Died, 1872.

Publication.—Lectures on the Book of Esther. Posthumous.—Sermons, with Preface by Francis Edmond.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.39

For some family connections, see the Kennedy and the Lorimer Mellis Blaikie Trees.

He served in Aberdeen – West.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Alexander Dyce Davidson

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Davidson, Alexander Dyce


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DAVIDSON, ALEXANDER PRINGLE, M.A.

Born at Leswalt, Wigtownshire, 1854. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Fergus, 1886. Translated, 1890, to Knox Church, Dunedin. Married, the same year, Mary Gemmel Duke. Resigned, 1894, and returned to Scotland. Settled at Skirling, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.202

He served in St. Fergus, Aberdeenshire; and Skirling, Peebles-shire.


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DAVIDSON, ANDREW BRUCE, D.D. (Edinburgh and Glasgow), LL.D. (Aberdeen), Litt.D. (Cambridge)

Born in the parish of Ellon, Aberdeenshire, in 1831. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and the New College, Edinburgh. He never held any charge, being appointed assistant to Professor Duncan in the chair of Old Testament Language and Literature, in the New College, Edinburgh, in 1863. On the death of Dr. Duncan he was appointed Professor in 1870. Dr. Davidson was invited to join the Old Testament Company which met in the Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster Abbey, for the Revision of the Authorised Version of the Bible. In 1897 he was nominated Moderator of the Free Church General Assembly, but declined the honour in view of the state of his health. Professor Davidson exercised a unique influence upon the students who came under the spell of his genius; and yet his most intimate friends found in that shy, sensitive spirit a central solitariness, something elusive, enigmatic. The impetus he gave to the study of Hebrew language and literature has had far-reaching results. The foremost Old Testament scholars of this generation gratefully acknowledge the debt they owe to this remarkable teacher.

Publications.— Commentary on Job (1862), never finished. The Book of Job and The Book of Ezekiel (“Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges”). The Epistle to the Hebrews (“Handbooks for Bible Classes”). Introductory Hebrew Grammar. Hebrew Syntax. Articles in Hastings’ Dictionary of the Bible (Angel, Covenant, Eschatology, God, Hosea, Jeremiah, Prophecy).


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.576


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DAVIDSON, ARCHIBALD HUGH

Born at Stirling, 1864. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Newburgh, Fife, 1891. Married, 1897, Margaret Robertson Guild.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.373 (twice)

He served in Abdie and Newburgh, Fife.


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DAVIDSON, BENJAMIN JAMIESON, B.D.

Born at Govan, 1860. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at South Kingarth, Bute, 1886. Married, 1888, Agnes Paterson. Translated to Springburn, North, 1899.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.254

He served in Kingarth (Ascog), Bute; and Glasgow – Springburn.


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DAVIDSON, CHARLES

Born at Sanquhar, 1843. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Married, 1871, Helen Slimmon. Ordained at Strathmiglo, North, 1886. Translated to Hightae, 1900. [Entry under Strathmiglo in Vol. 2 says he was translated in 1899.]


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.97

He served in Strathmiglo – North, Fife; and Hightae, Dumfries-shire.


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DAVIDSON, DAVID

Born at Dundee, 1802. Studied at the Universities, St. Andrews and Edinburgh. Ordained at Broughty-Ferry, 1827. Married, 1828, Mary Ireland. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Before the Disruption took place Mr. Davidson’s health required him to retire from active work. Died, 1843.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.311

For some ministerial connections, see the Miller Martin Tree.


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DAVIDSON, DONALD

Born at Edinburgh, 1856. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Canisbay, Caithness-shire, 1890. Married, the same year, Mary Ord Sutherland. Resigned, 1897.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.126

He served in Canisbay, Caithness.


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DAVIDSON, GEORGE, M.A.

Born near Thurso, 1791. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1819, as missionary at Bruan and Berriedale. Translated, 1820, to Latheron, Caithness-shire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1823, Maria Robertson; and, 1844, Angelica Chisholm Murray. Became senior minister, 1864. At his settlement Mr. Davidson found himself the minister of a parish covering 350 square miles, with a population of 8000 souls. For several years he conducted four services and travelled twenty miles every Sunday. In 1843, by Mr. Davidson’s exertions, and largely on his own pecuniary responsibility, the parish contained five distinct charges, each having its own minister, office-bearers, teachers, and communicants. The last days of his ministry were brightened by scenes of revival. Died, 1873.

Publication.—Posthumous—Life and Times of the late Rev. George Davidson, Latheron. By the Rev. Alexander Mackay, LL.D., F.R.G.S., 1875.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.126

His daughter, Anne Isabella Davidson, married James Duff McCulloch, a Free Church minister.

He served in Latheron, Caithness.


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DAVIDSON, GEORGE, B.Sc.

Born at Peterhead, 1850. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained 1875, over the Reformed Presbyterian congregation of Renton. Joined the Free Church in 1876. Translated, the same year, to Barony Free Church, Glasgow. Married, 1877, Elizabeth Miller Brown. Translated, 1881, to Great Hamilton Street, Glasgow [Vol. 2, Glasgow – Great Hamilton Street says he was translated there in 1880]; and, 1883, to St. Mary’s, Edinburgh.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.7

FUFC, p.30

He served in Renton – Levenside, Dunbartonshire; Glasgow – Barony; Glasgow – Great Hamilton Street; and Edinburgh – St. Mary’s to which he was inducted on 29th March, 1883.


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DAVIDSON, GEORGE RAMSAY, D.D.

Born at Brechin, 1801. Studied at the University, St. Andrews. Ordained at Drumblade, 1828. Married, 1830, Jessie Lumsden. Translated, 1842, to Lady Glenorchy’s Church, Edinburgh. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Retired, 1880. Died, 1890.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.80

His daughter Mary married Alexander Cusin.

He served in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire; and Edinburgh – Lady Glenorchy’s.


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DAVIDSON, JAMES, M.A.

Born in Aberdeenshire, 1853. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at North Berwick, 1886. Married, 1898, Rosina Constance Agnew.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.64

He served in North Berwick, East Lothian.

His wife, Rosina Constance Agnew, was the daughter of Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw, 8th Bart., whose brother David Carnegie Andrew Agnew was a Free Church minister.

His son, Andrew Neville Davidson, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.416; and of the Church of Scotland.


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DAVIDSON, JOHN

Born at Kinghorn, Fife, 1834. Studied at the Universities, St. Andrews and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lochend and New Abbey, 1864. Married, 1863, Harriet Miller. Translated, 1864, to Langholm; and, 1870, to Chalmers’ Church, Adelaide, where, in 1873, he became Hughes Professor of English Language and Literature in the University of Adelaide. Resigned, 1877. Died, 1881.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 1st and baptized on 27th July, 1834, in Kinghorn, Fife, the son of John Davidson and Janet Sutherland. His father is said to have been a minister, but he doesn’t seem to have been the parish minister there.

Education
He studied at St Andrews University, Fife, between 1851 and 1855; and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1858-61

Marriage
He married Harriet Miller in 1863 in St Andrew, Edinburgh. She was born on 25th November, 1839, in Cromarty, Ross and Cromarty, the daughter of Hugh Miller, geologist and journalist, and Lydia Fraser. She became a well known literary figure.

Ministry
He served in Lochend and New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire; and Langholm, Dumfries-shire. He arrived in South Australia in 1870, and was minister at Chalmers’ Church, till 1877. He assisted in developing the Union College, and promoted the establishment of the Adelaide University. At the end of 1878 he was appointed to the professorship, which he held until his death.

Death
He died suddenly at 8.30 p.m. on Friday, 22nd July, 1881, at his home in Adelaide, South Australia. His wife died on 20th December, 1883.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Sources
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 23rd July, 1881

en.wikisource.org/wiki/Davidson,_Harriet_Miller_(DNB00)


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DAVIDSON, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Lochans, Wigtownshire. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, and Kie University. Ordained at Edinburgh, Martyrs’, 1896. Married Aileen Smeaton.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.46

He served in Edinburgh – Martyrs’.


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DAVIDSON, JOHN THAIN, D.D.

Born, 1833. Son of Rev. D. Davidson, Broughty-Ferry. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Maryton, 1857. Married, 1859, Isabella Renton MacCallum. Translated, 1859, to Salford; 1862, to Islington; and, 1891, to Ealing. Deeply interested in the spiritual welfare of the young, he devoted his pen largely to the creation of stimulating, healthy literature for that class.

Publications.—Talks with Young Men. Forewarned—Forearmed. The City Youth. Sure to Succeed. A Good Start.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 25th March and baptized on 6th June, 1833, in Monifieth, Angus, the son of David Davidson, minister at Broughty Ferry, and Mary Ireland. For some ministerial connections, see the Miller Martin Tree.

Education
He was educated at Edinburgh High School and Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1852-56.

Marriage
He married Isabella Renton MacCallum, on 4th October, 1859, in Glasgow. She was born on 6th July, 1839, in Glasgow, the daughter of Mungo MacCallum, ironmonger, and Isabella Renton.

Ministry
For a few months he was in charge of a mission station in Craigmill, Perthshire, and asSisted in Free St. George’s, Montrose, Angus. He was ordained on 19th February, 1857, in Maryton, Angus. In 1859 he was inducted minister of the Presbyterian Church in Salford, Manchester, Lancashire, England. He removed on 5th August, 1862, to Colebrooke Row, Islington, London. He held services in the Agricultural Hall for non-church-goers from 1868, which he continued for over 20 years and which were regularly attended by 4,000 people. In 1872 he was elected Moderator of the Synod of the English Presbyterian Church. He moved to Ealing, London, England, in 1891.

Death
He died in the 4th quarter of 1904 in Brentford, London, England. His wife died there in the 4th quarter of 1924.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Isabella MacCallum Davidson born in the 3rd quarter of 1861 in Salford, Manchester, Lancashire, England. She married Frank Newson in the 4th quarter of 1893 in Brentford, London, England. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1926 in Guildford, Surrey, England.

(2) Mary Ireland Davidson born in the 2nd quarter of 1863 in Islington, London, England. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1922 in Brentford, London, England.

(3) Agnes Renton Davidson born in the 1st quarter of 1865 in Islington, London, England. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1926 in Brentford, London, England.

(4) Jessie Thain Davidson born on 4th December, 1866, in Islington, London, England.

(5) Norman Thain Davidson born in the 2nd quarter of 1868 in Islington, London, England. He married Joyce Hill in the 2nd quarter of 1913 in Hampstead, London, England. He was a solicitor. He died in the 2nd quarter of 1941 in Surrey Mid Eastern, Surrey, England.

(6) George Davidson born in the 3rd quarter of 1870 in Islington, London, England.

(7) Margaret Davidson born in the 2nd quarter of 1873 in Islington, London, England

(8) Ethel Davidson born in the 4th quarter of 1879 in Islington London, England. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1944 in Brentford, London, England.

SourceS
en.wikisource.org/wiki/Davidson,_John_Thain_(DNB12)

stalbansreview.co.uk/nostalgia/crimelibrary/janetoven/janetovenshooting/


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DAVIDSON, JOSEPH

Born at Collace, 1824. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Saltcoats, 1855. Married, 1858, Eliza Ann Ireland. Translated, 1867, to Rothesay Free Parish. Died, 1877.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 6th and baptized on 14th June, 1824, in Kinnaird, Perthshire, the son of William Davidson, farmer, and Catharine Constable.

Education
He studied at St Andrews University, Fife, 1845-49; and he enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1859.

Marriage
He married Eliza Ann Ireland on 18th March, 1858, in Skene, Aberdeenshire. She was baptized on 2nd September, 1825, in North Leith, Edinburgh, the daughter of Walter Foggo Ireland, minister, and Catharine Henderson. For some ministerial connections, see the Miller Martin Tree.For some ministerial connections, see the Miller Martin Tree.

Ministry
He served in Saltcoats – Landsborough, Ayrshire; and Rothesay – Free Parish, Bute.

Death
He died on 20th September, 1877, in St George, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1899 in Stirling.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Joseph Davidson


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DAVIDSON, LEWIS, M.A., D.D.

Born at Glasgow, 1849. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Rutherglen, 1875; translated to St. Andrews, 1878, and to Mayfield, Edinburgh, 1884. Married, 1885, Lydia Church Miller.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.19

He served in Rutherglen, Glasgow; St. Andrews, Fife; and Edinburgh – Mayfield.


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DAVIDSON, PETER

Born, 1788. Married, 1824, Margaret Fullarton. Ordained missionary at Dirlot, Caithness, 1830. Translated, 1837, to Stoer. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1845, to Shiskine, Arran; and, 1852, to Kilbride, Arran. Became senior minister, 1873. Died, 1875.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.100

He served in Stoer, Sutherland; Shiskine, Isle of Arran, Bute; and Kilbride, Isle of Arran, Bute.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Peter Davidson


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DAVIDSON, THOMAS, M.A.

Born in the parish of Daviot, 1794. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and Divinity Hall, Glasgow. Ordained at Tarbert, Kintyre, 1829. Translated, 1836, to Kilmallie, Inverness-shire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1836, Jessie M’Gillvray; and, 1850, Florentia Milne. Died, 1871.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.135

For some family connections, see the John Anderson Tree.

He served in Kilmallie, Inverness-shire.

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DAVIDSON, WALTER

Born at Dunfermline, 1821. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Became missionary in Perth, 1854, and formed the congregation of Knox Free Church, over which he was ordained, 1857. Married, 1855, Mary Brougham. Died, 1873.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in 1821 in Dunfermline, Fife, the son of Thomas Davidson, auctioneer, and Mary Johnston.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1853-54.

Marriage
He married Mary Brougham in the 3rd quarter of 1855 in Wirral, Cheshire, England. She was born on 15th June, 1823, in Edinburgh, the daughter of John Brougham and Margaret Rigg. For family connections, see the Carstairs Hill Tree.

Ministry
He served in Perth – Knox’s.

Death
He died on 2nd November, 1873, in Perth.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Davidson born on 22nd September, 1857, in Perth.

(2) Lyndesay Brougham Davidson born on 30th July, 1860, in Perth. She married Simon Carstairs Fowler, medical officer of Colinton, Edinburgh. She died in 1952 in Edinburgh.

Sources
Edinburgh Academy Register

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Walter Davidson


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DAVIDSON, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Phorp of Rafford, 1815. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Dallas, Presbytery of Forres, 1844. Married, 1861, Emma M. A. Wilkinson. Died, 1895.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 2nd May, 1815, in Phorp, Rafford, Moray, the son of Alexander Davidson and Margaret Hendry.

Education
He attended school in Rafford and Forres, Moray. He entered Aberdeen University in 1831 and graduated in 1836. During his student days he was employed as a tutor.

Marriage
He married Emma Mary Anne Wilkinson in the 3rd quarter of 1861 in Kensington, London, England. She was born in Duffus, Moray, about 1835, the daughter of Commander Wilkinson, R.N.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Nairn in 1843. He was ordained in Dallas, Moray, on 8th August, 1844.

Death
He died on 20th November, 1895, in Dallas, Moray. His wife died in 1921 in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Emma Mary Louisa Davidson born on 15th September, 1862, in Dallas, Moray. She married John Noble, a Free Church minister.

(2) Henry George Davidson born on 20th December, 1864, in Dallas, Moray. He died in 1939 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(3) Mary Eveline Davidson born on 4th May, 1866, in Dallas, Moray. She married James Bremner in 1899 in Elgin, Moray. She died in 1949 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(4) Adela Louise Davidson born on 7th October, 1867, in Dallas, Moray. She died in 1954 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(5) William Charles Davidson born on 7th October, 1867, in Dallas, Moray. He died in 1873 in Dallas, Moray.

(6) Ebenezer Alexander Davidson born on 15th January, 1869, in Dallas, Moray. He married: (i) Jessie Dunnett in 1901 in Inverness; (ii) Minnie Murchison in 1929 in Corstorphine, Edinburgh. He became a minister of the Original Secession Church and ultimately of the Free Church, after 1900. He died in 1953 in Kilbride, Bute.

(7) Cecil James Davidson born on 28th March, 1870, in Dallas, Moray. He married Isabella Simmers in 1909 in Portsoy, Banffshire. He was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.264.He died in 1932 in Monikie, Angus.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: William Davidson


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DAVIE, DUNCAN

Born at Port-Glasgow, 1820. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Colmonell, Ayrshire, 1863, after acting for a year as assistant to Dr. Benjamin Laing. Married, 1867, Jane Hannah. Retired, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.127

He served in Colmonell, Ayrshire.


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DAWSON, JAMES

Born in Perthshire, 1832. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1864, as missionary to Central India. Stationed at Nagpur. In 1866 he was transferred to Chindwara to conduct a mission among the Gonds. Married, 1867, May Logan Walker. Died, 1885.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1832 in Dunblane, Perthshire.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1860-64.

Marriage
He married Mary Logan Walker. She was born on 15th September, 1839, in Gorbals, Glasgow, the daughter of James Walker, cabinet maker, and Christian Inglis.

Ministry
He was ordained by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh as a missionary to India on 6th October, 1864, and arrived in India on 31st December that same year.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Thomas Dawson born about 1868 in India.

(2) James Walker Dawson baptized on 5th March, 1870, in Madras, India. Despite ill-health he trained as a doctor in Edinburgh and is especially known for his work on multiple schlerosis. He married Edith Kate Chandler, also “a pathologist of international repute” in 1922 in St Giles, Edinburgh. He died in 1927 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(3) Archibald Colquhoun Dawson born about 1871 in India. He was a probationer of the Free Church. He married Margaret Boog in 1907 in Morningside, Edinburgh. He died there in 1937.

(4) Frank Inglis Dawson born about 1878 in India. He was a medical practitioner. He married Rosina McAleese in 1907 in Dalkeith, Midlothian. He died on 2nd April, 1961, in Worcester, England.

Source
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DEANS, DAVID

Born at Glasgow, 1854. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Hillside, Unst, in the extreme north of Shetland, 1888. Married, 1894, Elizabeth L. Burns.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.524

He served in Unst – Hillside, Shetland.


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DEAS, JAMES HAY, B.D.

Born at Edinburgh, 1863. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, 1894. Married, 1898, Margaret H. Thomson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.364

He served in Stonehouse, Lanarkshire.


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DEMPSTER, ALEXANDER PETRIE

Born at Arbroath, 1809. Ordained at Bo’ness, 1844. Died, 1854.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 2nd June, 1809, in St Vigeans, Angus, the son of Thomas Dempster and Euphemia Mackay. His brother Walter Mackay Dempster was a Free Church minister.

Education
He studied Arts and Divinity at St Andrews University, Fife, 1833-42. He also studied at Edinburgh University, 1842-43.

He was master in Port School, Arbroath, Angus, in 1837.

Ministry
He served in Borrowstounness and Carriden (Bo’ness), Stirlingshire.

Death
He died on 20th June, 1854, in Dundee.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.


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DEMPSTER, JAMES

Born in Argyllshire, 1843. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Salen and Torosay, Mull, 1869. Married, 1872, Ann Amelia Rose. Translated, 1875, to Renton, Gaelic; and, 1879, to Lybster. Resigned, 1881.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 19th March, 1843, in Kilninver and Kilmelford, Argyll, the son of James Dempster and Mary McDermid.

Marriage
He married Anne Amelia Ross on 8th October, 1872, in Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Argyll. She was born on 23rd December, 1849, in Edinburgh, the daughter of Hugh Ross, W.S., and Anne Houstoun.

Ministry
He served in Torosay and Salen, Isle of Mull, Argyll; Renton – Gaelic; and Lybster, Caithness.

Death
He probably died in 1903 in Kinning Park, Glasgow. His wife died in 1923 in Pollokshields, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Hugh Ross Dempster born on 16th December, 1873, in Torosay, Isle of Mull, Argyll. He died in 1878 in Cardross, Dunbartonshire.

(2) Mary Dempster born in 1875 in Cardross, Dunbartonshire.

(3) Annie Helen Dempster born in 1877 in Cardross, Dunbartonshire. She died in 1899 in Kinning Park, Glasgow.

(4) James Dempster in 1881 in Govan, Glasgow.

(5) Barbara Ross Dempster born in 1882 in Govan, Glasgow. She died in 1974 in Glasgow.

(6) Amy Ethel Dempster born in 1886 in Kinning Park, Glasgow. She married William Barrowclough in 1923 in Pollokshields, Glasgow. She died in 1970 in Largs, Ayrshire.

(7) Alexandrina Dempster born in 1889 in Kinning Park, Glasgow.


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DEMPSTER, JOHN

Born, 1768. Licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow, 1794. Ordained assistant and successor at Denny, Stirlingshire, 1800. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1803, Isabella Carney. Became senior minister, 1854. Died, 1855.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.304

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

He served in Denny, Stirlingshire.


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DEMPSTER, WALTER MACKAY

Born at Arbroath, 1815. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Renton, 1848. Married, 1869, Mary M. Liddell. Became senior minister, 1888. Died, 1891.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 30th August, 1815, in St Vigeans, Angus, the son of Thomas Dempster, farmer, and Euphemia McKay. He was the youngest of 11 children. His brother Alexander Petrie Dempster was a Free Church minister.

Education
He studied at St Andrews University, Fife, 1839-1843; and at New College, Edinburgh, 1843-46.

Marriage
He married Mary McCallum Liddell on 3rd August, 1869, in Cardross, Dunbartonshire. She was born about 1832 in Glasgow, the daughter of Charles Liddell and Janet Fowler. She had previously married Francis Nolan Mitchell.

Ministry
He was licensed on 30th January, 1847. He was ordained to Renton – Millburn, Dunbartonshire, on 24th February, 1848.

Death
He died on 3rd August, 1891, in Renfrew. His wife died in 1912 in Rhu, Dunbartonshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Walter Francis Dempster born on 28th December, 1871, in Cardross, Dunbartonshire. He died there in1888.

(2) Mary Hamilton Liddell Dempster born on 2nd May, 1873, in Cardross, Dunbartonshire. She died in 1893 in Renfrew.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Walter Dempster


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DENNEY, JAMES, D.D. (Glasgow, Chicago Theological Seminary, Princeton, Aberdeen)

Born in the town of Paisley in 1856, he studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. He was ordained at Broughty-Ferry, East, in 1886; in the same year married Mary Carmichael, daughter of John Brown, Glasgow, and in 1897 was elected Professor of Systematic Theology in the Free Church College, Glasgow.

Publications.—Second Corinthians and the Thessalonian Epistles (“Expositor’s Bible”). Epistle to the Romans (“Expositor’s Greek Testament”). Studies in Theology. Gospel Questions and Answers.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.576

He served in Broughty-Ferry – East, Angus.


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DENNISTOUN, JAMES M., M.A.

Studied at the University, Glasgow, where he had William C. Burns as fellow-student. Ordained missionary for Jamaica. Adhered to the Free Church at the Disruption. Resigned Jamaica, 1846, and was appointed by the Jewish Committee one of their missionaries at Constantinople, 1847. Owing to ill-health he left this work in 1849. He occupied the station at Malta from 1849 to 1851. He is believed to have returned to Jamaica, and to have died there.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.669

Background
He was the son of James Dennistoun, merchant, Dumfries-shire.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1929 and graduated B.A. in 1836 and M.A. in 1838.


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DEWAR, ALEXANDER

Born in Argyllshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1893, missionary to Livingstonia.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.561


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DEWAR, ARCHIBALD

Born at Easdale, Argyllshire, 1859. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Iona, Presbytery of Mull, 1891.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.302

He served in Iona, Argyll.


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DEWAR, DAVID

Born at Markinch, 1796. Studied at the Universities, St. Andrews and Edinburgh. While schoolmaster at Carrington, Midlothian, he was licensed by the Presbytery of Dalkeith, and became in 1831 chaplain to the Duchess of Gordon at Fochabers. Ordained, 1837, minister of Fochabers in the parish of Bellie. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. As Moderator of the Presbytery of Strathbogie, Mr. Dewar occupied a prominent position during the Marnoch case. Married, 1846, Charlotte Johnstone. Became senior minister, 1876. Died, 1885.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.300

His daughter married Donald Robertson.

He served in Bellie (Fochabers), Moray.

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


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DEWAR, JAMES

Born at Dundee, 1837. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1874, at Cockburnspath. Resigned, because of failing health, 1878. Died, 1879.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 30th September and baptized on 22nd October, 1837, in Dundee, the son of Daniel (or Donald) Dewar, hotel -keeper, and Isabella Smith.

Education
He attended Brown St Academy, Dundee; St Andrews University, Fife, 1860-63; and New College, Edinburgh, 1863-67.

Ministry
He served in Cockburnspath, Berwickshire.

Death
He died on 9th May, 1879, in St Peter, Dundee.

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


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DEWAR, JAMES

Born at Airdrie, 1846. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Campsie, 1874. Married, 1876, Charlotte D. Scott. Translated, 1879, to Aberdeen, Rutherford; and, 1892, to Motherwell, Clason Memorial.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.191

He served in Campsie, Stirlingshire; Aberdeen – Rutherford; and Motherwell – Clason Memorial, Lanarkshire.


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DEWAR, JAMES, M.A.

Born in Aberdeenshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1896, missionary to Natal.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.553


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DEWAR, NEIL

Born, 1828. Studied at the New College. Ordained at Kingussie, 1856. Married, 1861, Jessie Black. Under the auspices of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, the revision of the Gaelic Bible was entrusted to a Commission from the different Churches. Mr. Dewar was one of the working editors; and of the Old Testament he was joint-editor.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.461

He served in Kingussie and Newtonmore, Inverness-shire.


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DEY, THOMAS, B.D.

Born at Edinburgh. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Strathaven, Lanarkshire, 1899. Married, in 1900, Jane Spalding Gow.


Supplementary Information

Thomas Milne Dey

FUFC, p.194

He served in Strathaven, Lanarkshire.


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DICKIE, MATTHEW

Born at Kilmarnock, 1800. Licensed by the Presbytery of Paisley, 1828. Ordained assistant and successor in the Irish Presbyterian Church at Limerick, 1828. Translated, 1834, to the Parish of Dunlop, Ayrshire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1835, Agnes Ann Steven. Translated, 1843, to Beith. Died in Arran as the result of an accident, 1863.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.92

He served in Dunlop, Ayrshire; and Beith, Ayrshire.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Matthew Dickie


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DICKIE, ROBERT PITTENDREIGH, M.A.

Born in parish of Tyrie, Aberdeenshire, 1860. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Married, 1886, Agnes R. Gemmell. Ordained at Longriggend, 1888.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.39 (twice)

He served in Longriggend, Lanarkshire.


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DICKSON, ANDREW

Born at Abbey St. Bathans, Berwickshire, 1867. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Glencaple, 1892. Married, 1893, Helen Wilson; and, 1900, Mary Fraser. Translated, 1895, to Woodside, Aberdeen.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.421 (twice)

He served in Glencaple, Dumfries-shire; and Aberdeen – Woodside.


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DICKSON, DAVID AITCHISON, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1857. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1885, at Lochlee. Married, 1888, Elizabeth Amelia Seggie. Resigned, 1890. Died, 1897.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 28th November, 1857, in Edinburgh, the son of Robert Dickson, glass merchant, and Alison Aitchison.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1877. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1877-82.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Amelia Seggie at the home of the bride, 33 Dublin Street, Edinburgh, on 29th July, 1888 (Registration: 1888 685/2 301 St Andrew (Edinburgh)). She was born towards the end of 1850 in Edinburgh, the daughter of Alexander Seggie, printing machine manufacturer, and Jane Adam(s). She was 4 months old in the 1851 census, that is, on 30th March, 1851.

Ministry
He served in Lochlee, Angus.

Death
He died in 1897 in St George, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1921 in Edinburgh.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.


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DICKSON, JAMES

Born, 1810. He signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained at Maryton, 1846. Resigned, 1849, when he ceased to be a minister of the Free Church.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 18th and baptized on 20th August, 1810, in Inverbervie, Kincardineshire, the son of John Dickson, mason, and Janet Forrest.

Ministry
“James Dickson, Maryton, Montrose” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Maryton, Angus.

Other
He worked as a teacher.


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DICKSON, JOHN

Born at Dalkeith, 1840. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and United Presbyterian Hall. Ordained at Peterhead, 1870. Married, 1872, Christina Watson Ormiston. Translated, 1878, to the Free Church congregation of Coatbridge, East; and, 1882, to St. Ninian’s, Leith.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.16

He served in Coatbridge – East, Lanarkshire; and Leith – St. Ninian’s (originally Mariners’), Edinburgh.


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DICKSON, JOHN BATTERS

Born, 1825. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Paisley, High, 1852. Resigned, 1859.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 18th January, 1824, in Kelso, Roxburghshire, the son of Thomas Dickson and Anne Batters.

Marriage
He married Sarah Fox Allin in the 4th quarter of 1867 in Southampton, Hampshire, England. She was born there in the 4th quarter of 1845. By this time he is John Bathurst Dickson.

Ministry
He served in Paisley – High, Renfrewshire. He became a clergyman of the Church of England and served as vicar in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England.

Death
He died in the 2nd quarter of 1895 in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England. His wife died in the 4th quarter of 1925 in Elham, Kent, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Fox Dickson born in the 1st quarter of 1869 in Berwick, Northumberland, England.

(2) Ethel Dickson born in the 2nd quarter of 1870 in Warwick, England.

(3) Eva Dickson born in the 1st quarter of 1875 in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England. She married Frank Wolff Dare in the 1st quarter of 1898 in Lambeth, London, England. He was an American musical hall artist.

(4) Charles James Dickson born in the 3rd quarter of 1876 in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England.

(5) Olive Collingwood Dickson born in the 3rd quarter of 1882 in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England.


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DINGWALL, JOHN

Born in North Uist, 1844. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Crathie, 1871, which he left in 1875.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1844 in North Uist, Inverness-shire. He was certainly the son of William Dingwall and almost certainly Effy was his mother.

Education
He was a student in Arts at Aberdeen University in 1861 and graduated M.A. in 1864.

Ministry
He served in Crathie, Aberdeenshire.

Death
He died in Australia.

A John Dingwall died on 7th October, 1883, at Woonona, New South Wales, aged 39. He was the headmaster of Bulli school. He was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery there and a stone was erected in his memory. His parents were William and Euphemia.

Source
nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn4764281


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DINGWALL, RONALD

Born at Beauly, in the parish of Kilmorack, Ross-shire, 1835. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Dunbeath, in the parish of Latheron, 1871. Married, 1866, Marion Grant. Translated to the double charge of Aultbea and Poolewe, 1877.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.487

He served in Berriedale, Caithness.


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DIXON, JAMES MAIN

Born at Carlisle, 1820. Employed in the office of the Witness, and studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Paisley, Martyrs’, 1850. Married, the same year, Jane Gray, Ayr. Died, 1865.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in England about 1820, the son of James Dixon, auctioneer, and Mary Calson.

Marriage
He married Jane Gray on 14th October, 1850, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She was born on 10th and baptized on 26th June, 1829, in Ayr, the daughter of William Gray, shoemaker, and Mary McNeillie.

Ministry
He served in Poolewe, Ross and Cromarty.

Death
He died at 94 George Street, Paisley, on 16th July, 1865 (Registration: 1865 573/1 225 Paisley High Church).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Gray Dixon baptized on 18th June, 1854, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He attended Ayr Academy and Glasgow University, graduating from there M.A. in 1876. He was appointed Professor of English Language and Literature in the Imperial College of Engineering, Tokyo, Japan. He studied for the ministry at New College, Edinburgh, and was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 7th May, 1884. He was sent to Melbourne, Victoria. He was assistant in the Scot’s Church, Melbourne, and was then ordained minister of the Fitzroy Church in Melbourne, on 15th February, 1887. He also served in St John’s Church in Warrnambool, Victoria (from 17th July, 1889 till 31st January, 1900); and thereafter in New Zealand: St David’s Church, Auckland (1900-1910); and Roslyn, Dunedin (1910-1921). He married Elizabeth Aitken on 21st August, 1900. He died in 1928 in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

(2) James Main Dixon born on 20th April, 1856, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He graduated at St. Andrews University in 1879 and was appointed scholar and tutor of philosophy there in the same year.

He was professor of English in the Imperial College of Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, from 1879 to 1886, then in the Imperial University of Japan. From 1892 to 1901 he was professor of English literature at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. In 1903–1904 he was president of Columbia College, in Milton, Oregon. He was professor of English literature at the University of Southern California from 1905 to 1911, when he was transferred to the chair of Oriental studies and comparative literature. He wrote on both the English and the Scots language. He married Clara Belle Richards on 26th March, 1885, in Tokyo, Japan. (She was teaching at the Imperial Conservatory of Music.) He died on 27th September, 1933.

(3) John Henry Dixon born on 24th January, 1858, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He died in 1877 in Kelvin, Glasgow.

(4) Jane Gray Dixon born on 11th February, 1860, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She is referred to as Mary Jane Gray Dixon. She married the Scottish mathematician and seismologist Cargill Gilston Knott in Tokyo, Japan, on 20th June, 1885, at the British Legation there. He was then Professor of Physics and Engineering at Tokyo Imperial University. He then became Reader in Applied Mathematics at Edinburgh University and held this post until his death in 1922. She died in 1934 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(5) Hannah Coulson Dixon born on 27th June, 1862, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She died there that same year.

(6) Hannah Coulson Dixon born on 1st September, 1863, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She married Thomas J. Storer on the 26th September, 1899, at St. Andrew’s Church, Auckland, New Zealand. She died in 1938 in New Zealand.

(7) Margaret Gray Dixon born on 9th October, 1864, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She married Colin C. Robertson – a minister. She died in 1949 in Victoria.

Sources
wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kosmoid&id=I16458

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Main_Dixon

library.lindenwood.edu/archive/docs/bulletin/1924-1925/1924-09.pdf

The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria), 10th October, 1899

The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 5th August, 1885

Auckland Star, (New Zealand) Volume XXXI, Issue 206, 30th August, 1900, p.8

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: James Main Dixon


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DOAK, ANDREW, M.A.

Born at Ochiltree, 1838. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Bothwell, 1872. Translated to Aberdeen, Trinity, 1879. Married, 1882, Agnes E. Thompson; and, 1894, Julia Ann Mann.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.420

He served in Bothwell, Lanarkshire; and Aberdeen – Trinity.


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DOBBIE, DAVID

Born at Denny, 1822. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Makerstoun, 1848. Married, 1850, Jessie Anderson. Died, 1895.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 25th September and baptized on 27th October, 1822, in Denny, Stirlingshire, the son of David Dobbie, grocer, and Margaret Hanna.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1840.

Marriage
He married Jessie Anderson on 11th September, 1850, registered in both St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, and Makerstoun, Roxburghshire. She was born on 29th August, 1824, in Edinburgh, the daughter of Alexander McCulloch Anderson, solicitor, and Catherine Stewart.

Ministry
He served in Makerstoun, Roxburghshire.

Death
He died on 14th August, 1895, in Makerstoun, Roxburghshire. His wife died at he Free Church Manse, Makerstoun, Roxburghshire, on 14th June, 1866 (Registration: 1866 797/ 4 Makerstoun).


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DOBBIE, ROBERT WILLIAM

Born at Glasgow, 1858. Studied at Rawdon College, Leeds, and University, Glasgow. Ordained at Waterhouses Baptist Church, Durham, 1833 [1883]. Married, the same year, Jane Anderson Brown. Admitted to the Free Church, 1866 [1886?]. Settled at Blochairn, Glasgow, 1888.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.211

He served in Glasgow – Blochairn.


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DODDS, GEORGE, B.D.

Born at Bowden, Roxburghshire, 1861. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Liberton, Edinburgh, 1890. Married, 1895, Charlotte Playfair Watson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.17

He served in Liberton, Edinburgh.


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DODDS, JAMES S.

Born near Annan, 1812. Studied at the University of Edinburgh. Ordained assistant and successor at Humbie, Haddingtonshire, 1841. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to Belhaven Church, Dunbar, and on this being lost to the Free Church was instrumental in erecting the Free Church in Dunbar proper. Married, 1843, Barbara Ann Duncan. Died, 1885.

Publications.—Scottish Church History from the Secession to the Disruption. Eminent Men of Dumfries-shire.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.377

He served in Humbie, East Lothian; and Dunbar, East Lothian.

For some ministerial connections, see the Duncan Tree.

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


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DODDS, THOMAS BOSWELL

Born in the parish of Edrom, 1817. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lochee, 1844. Married, 1845, Isabella G. Dickson. Became senior minister, 1888. Died 1889.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 11th April, 1817, in Edrom, Berwickshire, the son of George Dodds and Isabel Cairns.

Education
He studied in Edinburgh University, 1833-39.

Marriage
He married Isabella Gardner Dickson in June 1845, the marriage being recorded on the 30th in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, and on the 28th in Liff, Benvie and Invergowrie, Angus. She was born in Astrakhan, South Russia, about 1812, where her father John Dickson was a missionary with the Scottish Missionary Society. Her mother was Amelia Mitchell.

Ministry
He was licensed in November, 1842, by the Presbytery of Chirnside. He was settled in Dundee – Lochee in February, 1844.

Death
He died on 5th January, 1889, in Lochee, Angus, and was buried in the Western Cemetery, Dundee. His wife died at the Free Church Manse, Harefield Road, Lochee, Angus, on 4th January, 1883 (Registration: 1883 282/5 7 Lochee).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Amelia Elisabeth Dodds born on 29th April, 1846, in Liff, Benvie and Invergowrie, Angus. She died in 1862 in Dundee.

(2) Isabella Mary Dodds born on 21st August, 1848, in Liff, Benvie and Invergowrie, Angus. She does not appear in the censuses and may have been the Isabella Mary Dodds who died on 1st October, 1849, in South Leith, Edinburgh.

(3) George Theophilus Dodds born on 2nd June, 1850, in Lochee, Angus. He married Mary Lundie Bonar, the daughter of Horatius Bonar, a Free Church minister. He died on 9th September, 1882. See his Obituary on this web site: George Theophilus Dodds. For some ministerial connections, see the Bonar Tree.

(4) Mary Jane Dodds born about 1852 in Lochee, Angus. She became a missionary in Lovedale, South Africa.

(5) John Dickson Dodds born about 1854 in Lochee, Angus. He married Christina Scott Marshall in 1891 in St Mary, Dundee. He was a merchant in Dundee. He died in 1932 in Kilmany, Fife.

(6) Florence Inglis Dodds born on 29th July, 1856, in Dundee. She died on 13th February, 1896, in Dundee.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: DODDS, THOMAS B.

archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com


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DODS, MARCUS, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Belford, Northumberland, in 1834, the son of the Rev. Marcus Dods, author of The Incarnation of the Eternal Word. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. After being some few years a probationer—years he devoted to intense study—he was ordained at Renfield Free Church, Glasgow, in 1864. He married, in 1871, Katherine, daughter of James Swanston. In 1889 he was elected to the chair of New Testament Exegesis in the New College, Edinburgh.

Publications.—In “Expositor’s Bible” Series: The Book of Genesis, Gospel of John, First Corinthians. In “Handbooks for Bible Classes” Series: Genesis, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi. Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. Israel’s Iron Age. An Introduction to the New Testament. The Parables of our Lord. The Prayer that Teaches to Pray. Mohammed, Buddha, and Christ. Erasmus and Other Essays. Why be a Christian? Visions of a Prophet, etc.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.576

His sister married George Wilson, a Free Church minister.

He served in Glasgow – Renfield.


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DODS, SELBY ORD

Born in the parish of Whittingehame, Haddingtonshire, 1813. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1839, assistant and successor at Garvald, Haddingtonshire. Married, 1839, Margaret Robertson; and, 1853, Isabella M. M’Gregor. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1846, to Maybole. Resigned, 1854. Died, 1856.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.364

He served in Garvald, East Lothian; and Maybole, Ayrshire.


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DOIG, THOMAS, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1796. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen. Ordained assistant at Arbroath, 1819. Married, 1822, Ann Andson. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Torryburn, 1832. Died, 1866.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.54

He served in Torryburn, Fife.

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


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DON, JOHN DAVIDSON

Born at Brechin, 1834. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained as missionary to Calcutta, 1862. Transferred to the English congregation at Calcutta, 1868 [List of missionaries says 1867]. Resigned, 1874, and was appointed to King William’s Town, South Africa, 1876 [List of missionaries says from 1877]. Married, 1865, Catherine Neville Baylie, and, 1889, Catherine Isabella Brownlie.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 16th April and baptized on 21st May, 1834, the son of John Don and Jean Davidson.

Education
There is no record that he enrolled in New College, Edinburgh.

Marriage

He married:

(1) Catherine Neville Baylie

(2) Catherine Isabella Brownlie

Ministry
He was an advocate of black rights in South Africa and a well-known African figure, Davidson Don Tengo Jabavu, was called after him. He was prosecuted by the authorities in South Africa for protesting against the murder of a black labourer in 1885.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) John Baylie Don born in 1866, Calcutta, Bengal, India. He gained his B.Sc. He wrote an article for the Scottish Geographical Magazine in 1893 entitled Notes on a Journey in South Africa. He died in 1947 in Morningside, Edinburgh. He set up a John Baylie Don Scholarship to help Africans to study medicine or dentistry.

(2) Marion Lanpear Don born on 16th August, 1870, in Calcutta, Bengal, India.

And by his second wife:

(3) Alexander Duff Brownlee Don. He died on 21st October, 1916, aged 24, while serving in France with the Royal Engineers’ 2nd Field Company and was buried in the Guards’ Cemetery, Lesboeufs, France.

There were certainly other children, including one who became Mrs K.N. Hutton of King William’s Town, Cape Province.

Sources
Otago Witness, (New Zealand) Issue 2572, 8th July, 1903, p.38

Friends of the natives and the origin of African nationalism, New History, Part 2, Chapter 6

www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/542757/DON,%20ALEXANDER%20DUFF%20BROWNLEE

www.oxforddnb.com/templates/article.jsp?articleid=94432&back=

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. Otago Daily Times, (New Zealand) Issue 14793, 29th March, 1910, p.4


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DONALD, ANDREW

Born at Aberdeen, 1820. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained at Blackford, 1845. Married, 1860, Margaret Gordon. Became senior minister, 1891. Died, 1898.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 8th May, 1820, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the son of Andrew Donald and Catharine Imray.

Marriage
He married Margaret Gordon – recorded on 7th October, 1860, in Blackford, Perthshire, and on 10th October, 1860, in Montrose, Angus. She was born on 30th June, 1833, in Montrose, Angus, the daughter of William Gordon and Jane Mackay. For some ministerial connections, see the Barclay Tree.

Ministry
He served in Blackford, Perthshire.

Death
He died on 19th July, 1898, at 22 Cluny Gardens, Grange, Edinburgh. His wife died at 97 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, on 6th July, 1915.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Andrew William Donald born on 7th August, 1863, in Blackford, Perthshire. He died on 1st March, 1904, in London, England.

(2) Mary Donald born on 30th August, 1865, in Blackford, Perthshire.

(3) George Gordon Donald born on 5th February, 1868, in Blackford, Perthshire. A George Gordon Donald died the following year in Montrose, Angus.

(4) Margaret Elizabeth Donald born on 4th April, 1874, in Blackford, Perthshire. She died in 1920 in Grange, Edinburgh.

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


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DONALD, ROBERT

Born, 1810. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Sheuchan, Wigtownshire, 1842. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1844, Mary Donald. Resigned, 1850. Died, 1877.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.352

He served in Sheuchan, Wigtownshire.


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DONALD, WILLIAM S.

Born, 1812. Licensed by the Presbytery of Brechin. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained at Fraserburgh, 1844. Resigned, 1864, and went to Australia. He became connected with the Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia, and occupied a charge there till 1890.


Supplementary Information

William Scott Donald

Background
He was born on 15th and baptized on 19th December, 1811, in Maryton, Angus, the son of Alexander Donald and Margory Mollison.

Ministry
“W.S. Donald, Strathmiglo, Kinross” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, from 1843 to 1864 – but he had leave from 1862-64. He served as supply in New South Wales: Dubbo, 1863; Newton 1864-65. He was admitted to the Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia and acted as missionary in the Clarence Town district from 1868 to 1890.

Death
He died on 9th June, 1890, in Maitland, New South Wales.


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DONALDSON, ANDREW DAVIDSON, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1847. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Gallatown, 1875. Married, 1876, Priscilla Bicknell Singer. Translated, 1878, to Aberdeen, St. Clement’s.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.447

He served in Kirkcaldy – Gallatown, Fife; and Aberdeen – St. Clement’s.


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DONALDSON, GEORGE

Born in Ayrshire, 1859. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kirkpatrick-Fleming, 1887. Married, the same year, Dora Buglass.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.98

He served in Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfries-shire.


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DONALDSON, JOHN

Born at Edinburgh, 1818. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ceres, 1844. Married, the same year, Isabella P. Murdoch; and, 1847, Agnes Fairbairn. Became senior minister, 1860. Died, 1879.

Publication.—Translation of Treatises of Hermann Witsius.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 10th December, 1818, in Edinburgh, the son of John Donaldson and Margaret Ogilvey.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Isabella Paterson Murdoch on 13th November, 1844, in Eccles, Berwickshire. She was baptized on 2nd September, 1822, in South Leith, Edinburgh, the daughter of William Murdoch and Ann Wildgoose.

(2) Agnes Fairbairn on 18th August, 1847, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, and Ceres, Fife. She was born (or baptized) on 17th September, 1816, in Earlston, Berwickshire, the daughter of James Fairbairn, merchant, and Mary Balmer.

Death
He died in 1879 in Currie, Midlothian. His second wife died at Alpine Villa, Currie, Midlothian, on 25th April, 1895 (Registration: 1895 682/ 20 Currie).

Ministry
He served in Ceres, Fife.

Family
He had issue including, by his second wife:

(1) Mary Margaret Donaldson, born 18th June, 1854, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She died in 1865 in St George, Edinburgh.

(2) Agnes Marjory Cowan Donaldson born on 16th July, 1860, in Edinburgh. She died in 1880 in Currie, Midlothian.

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


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DOUGALL, WILLIAM

Born at Auchterarder, 1824. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1858, at Stonehaven. Married, 1861, Jane Thomson. Became senior minister, 1886. Died, 1889.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 8th and baptized on 26th October, 1822 or 1823, in Dunning, Perthshire, the son of Robert Dougall, wood merchant and master, and Margaret Hart. (There is a double entry in the Index of the Old Parish Records).

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1851-55.

Marriage
He married Jane Thomson at Tarland Village, Tarland and Migvie, Aberdeenshire, on 5th February, 1861 (Registration: 1861 242/ 2 Tarland). She was baptized there on 16th March, 1834, the daughter of John William Thomson, saddler master, and Jean Taws.

Ministry
He served in Stonehaven, Kincardineshire.

Death
He died in 1889 in Auchterarder, Perthshire. His wife died in 1880 in Fetteresso, Kincardineshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Helen Jane Tawse Dougall born 21st May, 1862, in Fetteresso, Kincardineshire. She married Alexander Easton in 1899 in Kilmadock, Perthshire. She died in 1943 in Victoria, Australia.

(2) William Robert Braidwood Dougall born on 6th February, 1865, in Fetteresso, Kincardineshire. He married Mary Magdalene Saltau in 1915 in Victoria, Australia. He was a chemist in Elsternwick, Victoria. He died there on 4th May, 1939.

(3) Henry Oliphant Dougall born on 19th April, 1872, in Fetteresso, Kincardineshire. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1898 in Camberwell, London, England.

Sources
The Argus, 27th June, 1939

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


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DOUGLAS, ANDREW

Born at Glenorchy, Argyllshire, 1866. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Renton, Gaelic, 1892. Married, 1896, Emma Stark. Translated to Invergordon, Ross-shire, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.531

He served in Renton – Gaelic, Dunbartonshire; and Invergordon, Ross and Cromarty.


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DOUGLAS, ANDREW HALLIDAY, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1864. Son of Dr. A. H. Douglas, a physician in that city. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1890, at Huntly. Married, the same year, Isabel Love. Translated, 1893, to Cambridge, as first minister of St. Columba’s Presbyterian Church. When there admitted a fellow-commoner of St. John’s College. Appointed, 1900, to the Chair of Apologetics and Pastoral Theology in Knox College, Toronto.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in 1864 in St Andrew, Edinburgh, the son of Andrew Halliday Douglas, physician, and Jessie MacKinnon.

Education
He attended Edinburgh Academy. He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1883; and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1884-88.

Marriage
He married Isabella Lumsden Love in the last quarter of 1890 in Wandsworth, London, England. She was a daughter of William McNaughton Love of London.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh and served as an assistant of Dr Alexander Whyte of St George’s Free Church, Edinburgh, before being ordained in Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

Death
He died on 15th June, 1902, in Edinburgh, after an operation for appendicitis, and was buried in Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh. His estate was valued at £2035.

Sources
en.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:Andrew_Halliday_Douglas

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2436205/

www.gravestonephotos.com/public/gravedetails.php?available=yes&fullname=Andrew%20Halliday%20Douglas&grave=75776&personid=162073&db=75776&scrwidth=1200

The Scotsman, 11th June and 23rd December, 1902.


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DOUGLAS, GEORGE CUNNINGHAM MONTEATH, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, in 1826, the son of Robert Douglas, parish minister, and brother of Carstairs Douglas, missionary to China. After studying at Glasgow University and the New College, Edinburgh, he was ordained at Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, in 1852. Married, in 1855, Grace Alice, daughter of Hugh Moncreiff of Glasgow. Elected, in 1857, Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Exegesis in Glasgow Free Church College; Principal of that College in 1875; and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Free Church in 1894. He was invited to join the Old Testament Company of Revisionists in 1870. He retired from his professorship, but not from the principalship, in 1892. Conservative in the field of Biblical theology, and opposed to the method and findings of the Higher Criticism of his day, Principal Douglas was a man of liberal mind and progressive tendencies.

Publications.—In “Handbooks for Bible Classes”: Joshua, Judges, Obadiah to Zephaniah. Isaiah One and his Book One. Why I Believe Moses Wrote Deuteronomy.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.574 recognises him as Principal in the U.F. College but does not seem to provide a biographical notice of him.

He served in Bridge Of Weir, Renfrewshire.

For family connections, see the Carstairs Hill Tree.

There is a notice of Carstairs Douglas in the Obituaries section of this web-site: Douglas, Carstairs


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DOUGLAS, HENRY MARDER

Born at Edinburgh, 1832. His mother, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Marder, was of Huguenot extraction. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, also at Berlin. Ordained at the Free Church, Bonhill, Vale of Leven, 1857. Translated to Kirkcaldy, 1860. Died, 1866.

Publication.—Posthumous.—Memorial of the late Rev. Henry M. Douglas. Edited by the Rev. James M’Gregor, Paisley.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 13th September, 1832, in Edinburgh, the son of Alexander Douglas and Helen Robertson Marder.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1852-56.

Marriage
In 1861, he was living with George and Maryann Thomson and their daughter Isabella, aged 22, in Stirling. He married this Isabella Thomson at the home of the bride, The Elms, Stirling, on 25th June, 1861 (Registration: 1861 490/ 61 Stirling). She was born about 1839 in Stirling, the daughter of George Thomson, coach builder, and Mary Ann MacLaren.

Ministry
He served in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire; and Kirkcaldy – St. Brycedale, Fife.

Death
He died in 1866 in Kirkcaldy, Fife. He was buried in Bennochy Cemetery, Kirkcaldy, Fife; and with him is buried Isabella M. Thomson. An Isabella Thomson or Douglas died in 1876 in Stirling, born around 1840.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Dinda* (Dundas?) R. Douglas, born in 1864 in Kirkcaldy, Fife.

(2) Helen Marder Douglas born in 1865 in Kirkcaldy, Fife. She married Sir John Maurice Clark, 2nd Bt., son of Sir Thomas Clark, 1st Bt. and Eliza Maule Davidson, on 3rd June, 1885. She died on 4th May, 1942.

(3) Henry Marder Douglas born in the Free Church Manse, Kirkcaldy, Fife, on 22nd November, 1866. He died in 1940 in Adelaide, South Australia.

Sources
archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SCT-FIFE/2004-01/1073679641

www.thepeerage.com/p22605.htm

Stirling Observer, Stirlingshire, Scotland, 29th November, 1866

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


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DOUGLAS, JOHN, M.A.

Born in the parish of Liff, 1853. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1878, as missionary to Nagpur. Married, 1879, Jane MacKenzie. Transferred to Bhandara, 1881; re-appointed to Nagpur, 1890.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.540

He had a son, John Douglas, who became a United Free Church minister: FUFC, p.17.


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DOUGLAS, PETER

Born at Scone, 1822. Studied at the University of St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Inverkip, 1851. Married, the same year, Ann Weir Bishop. Resigned, 1880. Died, 1895.


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Background
He was born on 17th September, 1822, in Scone, Perthshire, the son of William Douglas, forester and landscape gardener, and Mary Ann Brown.

Education
He studied at St Andrews University, Fife, 1842-45, and at New College, Edinburgh, 1845-49.

Marriage
He married Ann Weir Bishop on 18th October, 1851, recorded in Inverkip, Renfrewshire, and, the following day, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. She was baptized on 2nd October, 1825, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, the daughter of George Bishop and Robina Baillie.

Ministry
He served in Inverkip, Renfrewshire.

Death
He died on 5th June, 1895, in Partick, Glasgow. His wife died in 1874 in Inverkip, Renfrewshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Catherine Torrance Douglas baptized on 3rd October, 1852, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire.

(2) Mary Brown Bishop Douglas baptized on 31st January, 1854, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire.

(3) George Bishop Douglas born on 21st June, 1855, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire. He married Margaret Anne Colville on 13th September, 1883. They lived in New York, USA. He died on 26th January, 1933.

(4) William Patrick Douglas born on 31st January, 1857, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire. He married Mary Emily Monckton Hosick in 1895 in Queensland. He died suddenly on 25th January, 1903, in Ellangowan, Clifton, Queensland.

(5) Thomas Lindsay Douglas born on 25th November, 1859, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire. He married in the 4th quarter of 1901 in Marylebone, London, England. He died in the 2nd quarter of 1910 in Wandsworth, London, England.

(6) James Julius Wood Douglas born on 18th May, 1863, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire. He died in 1925 in Cathcart, Renfrewshire.

(7) Anne Eliza Douglas born on 12th March, 1865, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire.

(8) John Baillie Bishop Douglas born in 1869 in Inverkip, Renfrewshire. He married Marion Calkins on 1st June, 1899. She was the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Lyman Darrow Calkins, of Far Rockaway, New York, USA. He was then described as “of Scotland, but formerly a resident of Monroe place, Brooklyn”.

(9) Robert Baillie Douglas born on 10th August, 1870, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire. He was a Free Church minister.

Sources
The Brisbane Courier, 6th February, 1903

www.thepeerage.com

Brooklyn Life, 10th June, 1899


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DOUGLAS, ROBERT BAILLIE, B.D.

Born at Inverkip, 1870. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1894, missionary to Jalna. [In List of missionaries his surname is Baillie-Douglas.]


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.538


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DOUGLAS, WILLIAM

Born in the parish of Inch, 1807. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Muthill, Perthshire, 1843. Married, 1844, Margaret Kerr. Died, 1874.


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Background
He was baptized on 15th November, 1807, in Inch, Wigtownshire, the son of John Douglas and Agnes McMuldroch.

Marriage
He married Margaret Kerr on 3rd March, 1844, in Muthill, Perthshire. She was born about 1823 in England.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Stranraer in 1833. He served as a probationer in Birmingham and Bolton, in the House of Refuge, Edinburgh, and in Perth. A “William Douglass, Perth” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He became minister of the Free Church Muthill, Perthshire, in the summer of 1843.

Death
He died on 22nd February, 1874, in Kilfinan, Argyll. His wife died in 1891 in Auchtergaven, Perthshire.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue; but a niece, Jessie C. MacDonald, was staying with them in 1871. She married John Adams Cooke, the Free Church minister of Auchtergaven, and with them Margaret Kerr or Douglas was staying in 1891.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: William Douglas


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DOUGLAS, WILLIAM BRADDYL, B.A., B.D.

Born at Workington, Cumberland, 1858. Studied at the University, New Zealand, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1891, as missionary to Huelva; transferred, 1894, to Puerto Santa Maria. Married, 1897, Mary Huntington.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.529


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DOUGLAS, WILLIAM HENRY BROWN, B.A.

Born, 1867. Son of Francis Brown Douglas, Edinburgh. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Cambridge, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Newton Stewart, Princes Street, 1894. Married, the same year, Edith Grainger Stewart


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.118 (thrice)

He served in Newton-Stewart, Wigtownshire.


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DOUIE, DAVID BUCHAN, M.A.

Born in Glasgow, 1805. Ordained at Maxwelltown, 1831. Translated to Dryfesdale, Annandale, 1833. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Mr. Douie was twice married, his second wife being Jane Gilfillan M’Crone. Translated to Largs, 1843. Nothing certain is known regarding Mr. Douie subsequent to 1863, in which year he disappeared. He is reported to have died in 1865.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.205

Article 1 — No Title; The Scotsman (1860-1920); Oct 20, 1863; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Scotsman (1817-1950) pg. 2

Article 1 — No Title; The Scotsman (1860-1920); Nov 6, 1863; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Scotsman (1817-1950); pg. 2

Article 3 — No Title; The Scotsman (1860-1920); Mar 9, 1864; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Scotsman (1817-1950); pg. 2

He served in Lockerbie, Dumfries-shire; and Largs, Ayrshire.


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DOULL, JAMES

Born at Ceylon, 1832. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Fetlar, Shetland, 1866. Married, 1869, Jane Anderson. In 1873 Mr. Doull went to New Zealand, and was settled at Bulls, Presbytery of Wanganui.


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Background
He was born about 1832 in Ceylon, the son of Alexander Doull, a sergeant in the British Army, and Honora(h) Doyle. He was working as an assistant shop-keeper in 1851 in Latheron, Caithness. In 1861 he was working as a teacher there.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1859-63.

Marriage
He married Jane Anderson in 1869 in Abercorn, West Lothian. She was baptized on 13th December, 1830, in Linlithgow, West Lothian, the daughter of Alexander Anderson and Euphemia White.

Ministry
He served in Fetlar, Shetland. He was appointed to New Zealand by the Colonial Commitee on 17th September, 1872. He was inducted to Bulls, Wanganui Presbytery, in May, 1873 from where he retired in 1906. He was Moderator of the Northern General Assembly in 1884, and served also as Clerk of the Wellington Presbytery.

Death
He died in New Zealand in 1907. His wife died there in 1898.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Euphemia White Doull born in 1870 in Fetlar, Shetland. She trained as a nurse and served as a missionary of the New Zealand Presbyterian Church in their Maori mission from 1919 till her retirement on 30th April, 1938. She was stationed in Ruatahuna, Te Whaiti, Nuhaka, Matahi and Waiohau. She died on 27th August, 1957, in New Zealand.

(2) Alexander Doull born on 25th September, 1871, in Fetlar, Shetland. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1894-96. He married Emily Muriel Robinson on 13th April, 1898, in New Zealand. He was ordained a minister of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand on 27th May, 1897. He served in Rangiora in Christchurch Presbytery; Otahuhu/Tamaki/Howick in Auckland Presbytery, and Palmerston North, from where he resigned on 31st May, 1922, on health grounds. He died in New Zealand on 26th September, 1963.

Source
PCNZ, Ministers’ Register.


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DOW, JOHN

Born at Dunkeld, 1788. Studied at Edinburgh University, and was a master in George Watson’s Hospital. Ordained at Largs, 1831. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. After the Disruption he was stationed at Roberton, in the Presbytery of Kelso and Lauder. Resigned, 1852. Died, 1865.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.216

He served in Largs, Ayrshire; and Roberton, Lanarkshire.


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DRON, CHARLES CALDER STEWART

Born at Arbroath, 1858. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Sandbank, 1894. Married, the same year, Jane Carmichael.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.282

He served in Sandbank, Argyll.


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DRON, WILLIAM

Licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow, 1847. Ordained, 1851, as missionary to the Hati River, New Zealand.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1819 in Greenock, Renfrewshire – according to the 1861 census. He was probably working as a teacher in Inverkip, Renfrewshire, in 1841. One source has him born on 14th December, 1828, in Barony, Glasgow, the son of Alexander Dron and Mary Ross. The only factor in favour of that identification is that he had a daughter Mary Ross Dron. One day, we shall look at his death certificate.

Education
He studied at Edinburgh University, 1841-44. There was a William Dron enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-47.

Marriage
He married Grace Kent on 26th October 1851, in Barony, Glasgow; also recorded in Row, Dunbartonshire on 4th November, 1851. She was born on 17th October, 1829, in Glasgow, the daughter of William Kent, carpenter, and Agnes Burgess.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow in 1848. He served in Knox Presbyterian Church Lower Hutt, New Zealand, 1852-1858, when he resigned his charge and returned to Scotland. He went to Australia in 1862, and gave supply in Myer’s Street Free Church Geelong, Victoria, Australia. He was received into the Presbyterian Church of Victoria on 4th June, 1862. In 1863, however, he was received by the Synod of Eastern Australia and then served under the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales, Australia, in Manning River, in Dubbo and in Tumut. He then left for Dublin, Ireland, in 1866. Later he joined the Church of England – according to one source. But in 1883 he is living in Glasgow and designated a Free Church minister in the P.O. Directory.

Death
He died in 1886 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. His wife died in 1915 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue, including:

(1) William Dron born on 4th October, 1853, in the Free Church Manse, Hutt Valley, New Zealand.

(2) John Kent Dron born in 1856 in New Zealand. He married Annie Kilburn on 1st July, 1891, in Lewisham, London, England. He is designated “of Kingston, Jamaica” and his wife is “eldest daughter of the Rev. H. H. Kilburn, of Kingston, Jamaica”. This would seem to be his second marriage for there is a will probated thus: “Dron, Gertrude Isabel Emiline, Kingston, wife of John Kent Dron, 1891.” In 1903 he took over a jewellers business and he is then of “Antigua”, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire. He died in 1914 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(3) Mary Ross Dron born in 1859 in Anderston, Glasgow. She married John Smith in 1884 in Kelvin, Glasgow. She died in 1936 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(4) Agnes Dron born on 17th February, 1860, in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire. She died in 1915 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(5) Alexander Grace Dron born on 10th March, 1862, in Row, Dunbartonshire. He died in 1890 in Dennistoun, Glasgow.

Sources
genforum.genealogy.com

www.happyhaggis.co.uk/1853.htm

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register.


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DRUMMOND, HENRY, M.A.

Born at Stirling in 1851. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh; was appointed in 1877 Lecturer on Natural Science in Glasgow Free Church College, and in 1884 ordained and inducted as Professor. A great traveller, Henry Drummond visited in his short life the Far West of America, Central Africa, and the New Hebrides. He was also a writer of books and booklets which obtained a wide circulation, and brought him no little fame. An evangelist and home mission worker, he was never more in his element than when visiting in city slums, and gathering round him city arabs. With the religious movement in Great Britain, led by Messrs. Moody and Sankey during 1873-1875, his name will always be associated, especially as regards the influence it exercised on the student life of Edinburgh. “Perhaps the most conspicuous service which Henry Drummond rendered to his generation was to show them a Christianity which was perfectly natural” (George Adam Smith). He died at Tunbridge Wells, 1897.

Publications.—Natural Law in the Spiritual World. Tropical Africa. The Ascent of Man. Baxter’s Second Innings. The Greatest Thing in the World. Posthumous.—The Ideal Life, and Other Addresses. The New Evangelism, and Other Papers. Stones Taken out of the Way. The Life of Henry Drummond, by Professor George Adam Smith.


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Background
He was born on 17th August, 1851, in Stirling, the son of Henry Drummond and Jane Campbell Blackwood. His father was head of the family business, Seedsmen and Nurserymen, a J.P., President of the Y.M.C.A., and elder in the Free North Church there. His uncle Peter Drummond was head and founder of the Stirling Tract Enterprise.

Education
He attended at first “a ladies’ school” and then the High School of Stirling and finally Morrison’s Academy in Crieff, Perthshire. He matriculated in Edinburgh University in 1861. He enrolled in New College Edinburgh, in 1870. He studied at Tubingen, Germany. Thereafter he postponed his final year of divinity to give himself to the study of natural science and to engage in mission work, and he became closely associated in the mission of Moody and Sankey throughout the British Isles. But he finished his divinity studies in 1876.
Later he became both an F.R.S.E. and an F.G.S.

Ministry
He was appointed Lecturer in Natural Science in the Free Church College in Glasgow on 17th September, 1877. He travelled widely out of scientific interest; engaged widely in mission work; and tried to reconcile the evolution of his day with creation. In 1884 his post was upgraded to a Professorship and he was ordained on 4th November, of that year. He spoke on political matters in favour of the Liberal party; and took a particular interest in student work and travelled the world in that connection.

Death
He died on 11th March, 1897.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Henry Drummond (but it gives few facts)

en.wikipedia.org

Smith, George Adam, The Life of Henry Drummond (1851-1897), a shortened version published in 1997 by the Drummond Trust, Stirling.


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DRUMMOND, JAMES

Licensed by the Presbytery of Paisley, 1819. For eight years acted as assistant to Rev. James Adam, minister of Cumbrae. Presented to that charge by the Earl of Glasgow, and ordained as assistant and successor, 1828. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1862.

Publication.—Account of the Parish of Cumbrae in the New St. Acc. v.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.191

He served in Cumbrae, Argyll.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: James Drummond, Millport


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DRUMMOND, JAMES

Born at Saline, 1799. Studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained, 1825, at Forgandenny. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. By appointment of the Colonial Committee he took charge of the congregation at Gibraltar, 1854. Married, 1829, Elizabeth Hogg. Became senior minister, 1874. Died, 1885.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.210

He served in Forgandenny, Perthshire.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: James Drummond, Forgandenny


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DRUMMOND, JAMES

Born at Forfar, 1822. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained as missionary to Madras, 1850. Married, the same year, Margaret Orr. Ill-health compelled him to return home. Settled at Clackmannan, 1854. Became senior minister, 1893. Died, 1898.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1822 at Doo (or Dove) Hill, Forfar, Angus, the son of Thomas Drummond and Isobel Mungo. Thomas Drummond was a gardener. He managed a nursery at Doo Hillock, Forfar, and then served as a naturalist on an Arctic expedition. He was for a short time curator of the botanical garden of the Belfast, Ireland, Botanic and Horticultural Society. He spent some time in North America and died in Havana, Cuba, in 1835. James Drummond himself was trained as a nurseryman.

Education
He attended Dundee Academy. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-1850.

Marriage
He married Margaret Orr. She was born or baptized on 15th October, 1815, in Greenock, Renfrewshire, the daughter of James Orr, ship owner, and Margaret Connell.

Ministry
He served in Clackmannan.

Death
He died in 1898 in Bannockburn, Stirlingshire. Margaret Orr or Drummond died at Ladysmith, Dunblane, Perthshire on 1st February, 1905 (Registration: 1905 348/ 6 Dunblane and Lecropt).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Ramsay Drummond born on 23rd May, 1851, in Greenock, Renfrewshire. He graduated B.A. from Oxford University, England, in 1872. He became a civil servant and amateur botanist in India. He was appointed curator of the herbarium at the Calcutta Royal Botanic Gardens. He worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, England, from 1905. He died in the 1st quarter of 1921 in Brentford, London, England.

(2) Thomas Drummond baptized on 26th May, 1854, in Greenock, Renfrewshire.

(3) Margaret Jane Drummond born on 19th November, 1856, in Clackmannan.

Sources
rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/bbs/learning/bryohistory/Bygone%20Bryologists/THOMAS%20DRUMMOND.pdf

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Ramsay_Drummond


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DRYSDALE, JAMES

Born at Fortingall, Perthshire, 1830. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Appointed missionary at Tollcross, Glasgow, 1866. Here he formed a congregation over which he was ordained, 1871. Died, 1892.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1830 in Fortingall, Perthshire, the son of George Drysdale, army pensioner and smith, and Janet McGregor. He was himself a blacksmith journeyman in the 1851 census.

Ministry
He served in Glasgow – Tollcross.

Death
He died on 19th March, 1892, in Dennistoun, Glasgow, and was buried in Fortingall churchyard.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.

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


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DUDGEON, GEORGE

Born, 1819. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dalbeattie, 1848. Married, 1849, Agnes Stewart Mitchell. Died, 1865.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 28th February, 1819, in Musselburgh, Midlothian, the son of John Dudgeon and Ann Charles.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-46.

Marriage
He married Agnes Stewart Mitchell on 12th October 1849, in Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire. She was baptized on 14th February, 1818, in Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrightshire, the daughter of Matthew Mitchell, farmer, and Anne Clacherty.

Ministry
He served in Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Death
He died in 1865 in Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire. His wife died in 1876 in Grange, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Matthew Dudgeon born about 1854 in Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire. He died in 1886 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(2) Anna Isabella Nicoll Dudgeon born 27th March, 1859, in Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire. She married William MacMillan in 1894 in Newington, Edinburgh. She died in 1940 in Haymarket, Edinburgh.


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DUFF, ALEXANDER, D.D., LL.D.

Born in the parish of Moulin, Perthshire, 1806. Studied at St. Andrews University, where he attended the first course of lectures by Dr. Chalmers as Professor of Moral Philosophy. Appointed the first missionary of the Church of Scotland to India, 1829. Prostrated by illness, the fervid missionary came home, 1834, and returned to India, 1840. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Having made an extensive tour over India, Dr. Duff again left it, and reached home 1850. Was elected Moderator of General Assembly, 1851. Thereafter visited the European and American Continents. He returned to India at the close of 1855. In 1864 his work in India ceased, and for the remainder of his life he gave himself to work for India and the world as convener of the Foreign Missions Committee of the Free Church, and Professor of Evangelistic Theology. In 1873 the unique honour was conferred upon the retired missionary of a second election to the Moderator’s chair. In 1876 Dr. Duff met with an accident from the effects of which he never recovered. “Alexander Duff was not merely a great Christian warrior who did heroic service in the fighting line. He was also a gifted Christian strategist. His tactical dispositions of the forces of the faith in their assaults on the strongly fortified positions of heathendom were made with singular insight and skill.” (O. S.).

Publications.—India and Indian Missions. Missions the Chief End of the Christian Church. The Indian Rebellion. The Jesuits, etc. Posthumous.— Life of Dr. Alexander Duff, D.D., LL.D. By George Smith, C.I.E., LL.D. Recollections of Dr. Duff. By Rev. Lal Behari Day.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.690

He was reputed to have been a relative of James Martin MacPherson.

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

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Duff, Alexander

Alexander Duff – Pioneer Missionary in Finlayson, Sandy, Unity and Diversity: The Founders of the Free Church of Scotland, Christian Focus Publications, Fearn, Scotland, 2010


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DUFF, ROBERT SMITH, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Kilmarnock, 1844. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and English Presbyterian College, London. Ordained at Evandale, Tasmania, 1874. Returned home and was settled at St. George’s, Glasgow, 1883. When convener of the Colonial Committee, Dr. Duff was deputed to represent his Church at the Jubilee of the Presbyterian Church, Otago, New Zealand, in March 1898.

Publications.—Pleasant Places. The Song of the Shepherd.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.247

Ward and Prentis, Presbyterian Ministers, p.41

On 15th March, 1883, he was inducted to Glasgow – St. George’s.


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DUGUID, JAMES ELMSLIE

Born at Old Meldrum, 1833. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at New Machar, 1864. Married, 1870, Ann Mitchell.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.425

He served in New Machar, Aberdeenshire.


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DUKE, JOHN

Born at Brechin, 1835. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Wellgate Free Church, Dundee, 1863. Married, 1865, Catherine Jane Stuart. Translated to Campsie Free Church, 1879. Resigned, 1898.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.20 for his son John Alexander Duke.

He served in Dundee – Wellgate; and Campsie, Stirlingshire.


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DUNBAR, ROBERT, M.A.

Born in parish of Ardclach, Nairnshire, 1804. Studied at Aberdeen University. Ordained, 1840, to the mission charge of Pluscarden. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1845, Jane Sutherland. Died, 1859.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.397

He served in Pluscarden, Moray.


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DUNCAN, ARCHIBALD

Born, 1805. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions of 1843. Ordained, 1844, at Orphir, Orkney. Married, 1846, Isabella M’Nicoll. Died, 1872.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1805 in Kingarth, Bute, the son of Alexander Duncan, farmer, and Janet McNicol.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1826.

Marriage
He married Isabella McNicol on 31st March, 1846, in Gorbals, Glasgow; also recorded in Orphir, Orkney. She was baptized on 21st August, 1815, in Greenock, Renfrewshire, the daughter of Alexander McNicol, manufacturer, and Ann Stewart.

Ministry
“Archibald Duncan, Kirkwall, Orkney” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Orphir, Orkney.

Death
He died on 31st January, 1872, “on the Cullie Road leading from Kirkwall” (Registration: 1872 023/ 3 Orphir). His wife died in 1890 in Partick, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Ann Still Duncan born on 16th March and baptized on 9th May, 1852, in Orphir, Orkney.

(2) Alexander Robert Duncan born on 4th April, and baptized on 7th May, 1854, in Orphir, Orkney.

(3) Isabella Duncan born on 7th December, 1855, in Orphir, Orkney.

(4) Margaret Lithgow Duncan born on 22nd August, 1857, in Orphir, Orkney. She died in 1927.

(5) James Stewart Duncan born in 1861 in Orphir, Orkney. A James Stewart Duncan died in 1878 in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, born around 1861.

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


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DUNCAN, DANIEL MACKINLAY

Born at Rothesay, 1832. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lochend and New Abbey, 1865. Married, the same year, Mary Johnston. Resigned, 1871.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 16th June, 1832, in Rothesay, Bute, the son of John Duncan, merchant, later Superintendent Sailor Home, and Margaret McKinlay.

Marriage
He married Mary Johnston at the home of the bride, 11 Cathcart Place, Suachiehall Street, Glasgow, on 26th September, 1865 (Registration: 1865 644/6 431 Blythswood). She was born in Glasgow about 1834, the daughter of Charles Johnston, bed maker, and Mary Learmonth.

Ministry
He served in Lochend and New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire. After 1871 he was resident in Glasgow, and was an occasional temperance lecturer and preacher.

Death
He died on 17th February, 1906, at 166 Bellfield Street, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Griffiths Johnston Duncan born on 23rd November, 1866, in New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire. He died in 1937 in Partick, Glasgow.

(2) Robert Duncan born on 23rd April, 1869, in New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire.

(3) Charles Johnston Duncan born on 2nd July, 1870, in New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire.

(4) Mary Learmonth Duncan born on 28th August, 1873, in Anderston, Glasgow. She married John Mather in 1895 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. She died in 1943 in Partick, Glasgow.


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DUNCAN, GEORGE JOHN CRAIG, D.D.

Born, 1807. Son of the following. Ordained assistant and successor at Kirkpatrick-Durham, 1832. Married, 1833, Isabella W. Clark. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to North Shields; and, 1851, to Greenwich: thereafter he was appointed Lecturer on Pastoral Theology in the Theological College of the English Presbyterian Church in London. Resigned, 1861, to become general secretary of the English Presbyterian Church. Died, 1869.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.286

He served in Kirkpatrick-Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire.

For some ministerial connections, see the Duncan Tree.


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DUNCAN, HENRY, D.D. (St. Andrews)

Born in 1774, at the manse of Lochrutton. Son of George Duncan, minister of the parish. After studying for two sessions at St. Andrews University, Mr. Duncan became a clerk in a banking firm in Liverpool. In 1793 he resumed his studies for the ministry at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Ordained at Ruthwell, 1799. Married, 1805, Agnes Craig; and, 1836, Mary Gray or Lundie. In 1839 Dr. Duncan was Moderator of the General Assembly. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. In 1810 his practical philanthropy took a form which made his name known over the whole country. In that year the first savings bank was instituted at Ruthwell, and by the indefatigable exertions of its founder, the merits of banks of the kind for popular use were speedily acknowledged by statesmen and philanthropists of all classes. To the antiquarian world Dr. Duncan rendered valued service by his discovery and restoration of the famous Ruthwell Runic Cross. In the field of geology there belongs to him the credit of having brought before geologists the footmarks of quadrupeds on the new red sandstone of Corncockle Muir, near Lochmaben. Few Disruption worthies made such sacrifices as the minister of Ruthwell. His manse, surrounded with garden and grounds which he had laid out with exquisite taste, was one of the finest residences of the kind in Scotland. But he cheerfully left the charming spot and took up his abode in a damp, unwholesome cottage by the highway side. On the appointment of a colleague and successor in 1845, Dr. Duncan removed with his family to Edinburgh; but returning early in the following year to visit his people, he was struck down while holding an evening prayer-meeting in the house of one of his old elders who had remained in the Establishment. He died on 12th February, 1846.

Publications.—The Cottage Fireside. William Douglas; or, The Scottish Exiles. The Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons (4 vols.). Posthumous.—Memoir of Rev. Dr. Duncan, Ruthwell. By Rev. G. J. C. Duncan, his son. Dr. Duncan of Ruthwell. By Mrs. J. R. Hall, his great-granddaughter.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.255

He served in Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire.

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Duncan, Henry

For some ministerial connections, see the Lundy and Duncan Trees.


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DUNCAN, JAMES

Born in Glasgow, 1802. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall of the Original Secession (Burgher) Church. Ordained at Kincardine, East, 1826. Joined the Church of Scotland in 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to Temple and Carrington. Married, 1829, Margaret Rankine; and, 1846, Charlotte Hardie. Became senior minister, 1877. Died, 1879.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.502

FES, Vol.4, p.350

He served in Temple and Carrington, Midlothian.

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


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DUNCAN, JAMES GIBB

Born, 1822. Ordained at Gartly, in the district of Strathbogie, 1850. Married, 1851, Frances Naysmith. Died, 1853.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1822 in Aberdeen.

Marriage
He married Frances Naysmith on 15th January, 1851, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She was baptized on 25th June, 1827, in Crichton, Midlothian, the daughter of James Naysmith and Frances Dodds.

Ministry
He served in Gartly, Aberdeenshire.

Death
His wife died in 1905 in Grange, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Foote Gibb Duncan baptized on 4th January, 1852, in Gartly, Aberdeenshire. He died in 1864 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(2) Alexander Alison Duncan baptized on 8th May, 1853, in Gartly, Aberdeenshire. He died in 1921 in Canongate, Edinburgh.


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DUNCAN, JAMES PARK, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1856. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Dunnichen, 1885. Married, 1891, Isabella Low.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.401

He served in Dunnichen, Angus.


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DUNCAN, JAMES W., M.A.

Born in Aberdeenshire. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained at Lassodie, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.352

He served in Lassodie, Beath, Fife.


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DUNCAN, JOHN

Born at Kirkcaldy, 1802. He was one of Edward Irving’s pupils. Studied at Edinburgh University. Mr. Duncan laboured as probationer for several years at Houndswood, Berwickshire. He gathered a congregation which was erected into a quoad sacra charge. Ordained there, 1836. Translated, 1837, to Ceres. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to St. Boswells, 1843. Became senior minister, 1861. Died, 1867.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.132

He served in St. Boswells, Roxburghshire.


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DUNCAN, JOHN, LL.D. (Aberdeen).

Born at Aberdeen in 1796. His father was a shoemaker, his mother the daughter of a farmer and blacksmith, both parents being Seceders. The father, narrow-minded and stern, meant to bring up his son in his own calling; but the mother, who had better things in view, secured his release from manual labour, and he was sent to the Aberdeen Grammar School, whence he worked his way to Marischal College, in the same city, supporting himself the while by teaching. At the outset of his . theological studies he attended the Divinity Hall of the Constitutional Associate Presbytery at Whitburn, but afterwards joined the Church of Scotland, and completed his Divinity course at King’s and Marischal College, Aberdeen. In 1830 he was appointed, without ordination, to the preaching station of Persie Chapel, Perthshire, and in 1831 to a Sabbath Lectureship in Glasgow; finally, on the 28th April, 1836, he was ordained minister of Milton Church, in the Cowcaddens district of the city of Glasgow. In 1837 he married Miss Gaveen, of Aberdeen. She died after a year of married life, and he then married, in 1841, Mrs. Torrance, an officer’s widow. In that same year (1841) Dr. Duncan was loosed from his charge to take up the work of missionary to the Jews on the Continent, specially in Budapest, where Adolph Saphir and Alfred Edersheim (both of whom were afterwards English Presbyterian ministers) came under his influence. He signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission, as “Minister and Missionary”; and by the Glasgow Assembly of 1843 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in the New College, Edinburgh. “The Rabbi,” as his students loved to call him, was a striking figure, which once seen could never be forgotten. “With his long beard and flowing skirts, his lifted finger and glittering eye, his archaic language, and supra-mundane thinking, he looked half-ancient mariner and half-wandering Jew, and wholly a being of another sphere” (A. Taylor Innes). A profound and subtle thinker, he defined his intellectual position as that of a philosophical sceptic who had taken refuge in theology. “Often have we seen,” wrote Professor Davidson, his colleague, “when on some deep question our dimmer minds were filled with struggling feelings that refused to combine or to subside, how he would suddenly shoot some strong thought, like a spark of electric light, into the solution, and straightway the problem fell into order and crystallised in purity.”

Publications.—Posthumous—Colloquia Peripatetica by Professor Knight. Life by Principal David Brown. In the Pulpit and at the Communion Table, edited by Principal Brown. Recollections of the late John Duncan, by the Rev. A. Moody Stuart.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.541

FES, Vol.7, p.715

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Duncan, John

John Duncan – Missionary and Scholar in Finlayson, Sandy, Unity and Diversity: The Founders of the Free Church of Scotland, Christian Focus Publications, Fearn, Scotland, 2010


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DUNCAN, THOMAS GRAY

Born at Edinburgh, 1808. Studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained at Kirkintilloch, St. David’s, 1838. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. After the Disruption Mr. Duncan laboured in the Presbytery of Stranraer, and was settled at Lockerbie, 1844. Married, 1845, Mary Dalrymple. Translated to Trinity Church, Newcastle, 1850. Died, 1861.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.484

He served in Kirkintilloch – St. David’s, Dunbartonshire; and Lockerbie, Dumfries-shire.


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DUNCAN, WILLIAM WALLACE, M.A.

Born, 1808. Son of Dr. Duncan, Ruthwell. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow, St. Andrews, and Edinburgh. Ordained at Cleish, Kinross-shire, 1836. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1836, Mary Lundie; and, 1842, Rachael B. Hill. Translated to Peebles, 1843. Died, 1864.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.62

He served in Kelty, Fife; and Peebles.

For some ministerial connections, see the Lundy; Duncan; and Carstairs Hill Trees.

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


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DUNLOP, JOHN, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Fenwick, 1836. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at St. David’s, Dundee, 1870. Married, the same year, Jane Wallace. Appointed Professor in the Theological Hall of the Presbyterian Church of Otago, 1887.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 27th November and baptized on 18th December, 1836, in Fenwick, Ayrshire, the son of James Dunlop, farmer, and Janet Lyon.

Marriage
He married Jane Birkmyre Wallace on 20th September, 1870, in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. She was baptized on 26th March, 1843, in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, the daughter of Frances Wallace, customs officer, and Mary Dow Boyd.

Ministry
He served in Dundee – St. David’s He was inducted as Professor in Dunedin Theological Hall, New Zealand, on 1st June, 1887. He served as Moderator of the Synod of Otago and Southland, New Zealand, in 1893.

Death
He died on 30th January, 1909, in Dunedin, New Zealand. His wife died there on 30th March, 1926.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Boyd Dunlop born on 15th June, 1871, in Dundee. She died on 3rd September, 1956, in Dunedin, New Zealand.

(2) James Paton Dunlop born on 4th August, 1872, in Dundee. He married Hannah Jane Cowan in 1910 in New Zealand. He died on 18th December, 1960, in Dunedin, New Zealand.

(3) Jessie Lyon Dunlop born on 29th December, 1873, in Dundee. She died on 10th December, 1952, in Paddington, London, England.

(4) Francis Wallace Dunlop born on 19th July, 1875, in Dundee. He studied in the Theological Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand, and in Jena, Germany. He married Maud Giller on 28th January, 1909, in New Zealand. He was ordained to Knox Presbyterian Church, Invercargill, New Zealand, on 5th January, 1904; was translated to Glebe Church, Sydney – presumably in New South Wales – on 28th February, 1910; and became Professor at Otago University, New Zealand, in 1914. He died on 16th October, 1932, in Tauranga, Dunedin, New Zealand.

(5) John Boyd Dunlop born on 30th October, 1884, in Dundee. He married Ailsa Eleanor Ormond Vallange in 1912 in New Zealand. He died on 29th October, 1973, in Auckland, New Zealand.

Source
PCNZ, Ministers’ Register.


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DUNLOP, JOHN

Born in County Antrim, 1858. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1888, at North Bute. Married, the same year, Catherine Ross Whyte.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.280

He served in North Bute, Bute.


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DUNS, JOHN, D.D.

Born in 1818; studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained at Torphichen, Linlithgowshire, in 1844. Appointed Professor of Natural Science in the New College in 1864. Professor Duns devoted to New College the affection and vigilance of a lifetime. He was a magnificent methodiser. The Museum in the New College, but more especially that in connection with the Society of Antiquaries, benefited materially through his genius for arrangement.

Publications.—Science and Christian Thought. Creation according to the Book of Genesis and the Confession of Faith. Biblical and Natural Science. Memoir of Sir James Y. Simpson, Bart.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.576

He served in Torphichen, West Lothian.


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DURRAN, JAMES, M.A.

Born, 1853. Son of the following. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kilmacolm, 1881. Translated, 1884, to Willesden, English Presbyterian Church; and, 1892, to Queen Street, Edinburgh.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.25

He served in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire.


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DURRAN, JOHN

Born in the parish of Olrig, 1813. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Was employed for some years in teaching in England. Ordained at Bower, Caithness-shire, 1851. Married, 1852, Jane Langlands. Died. 1891.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 5th and baptized on 13th May, 1809, in Olrig, Caithness, the son of James Durran and Margaret Waters.

Education
He attended the parish school of Olrig, Caithness, and Edinburgh University. After a time teaching at a Grammar School in England, he enrolled in New College, Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married Jane Langlands on 23rd May, 1852, in Bower, Caithness. She was born about 1821, the daughter of Roger Langlands, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, and Mary Taylor.

Ministry
He served in Bower, Caithness.

Death
He died on 18th January, 1891, in Bower, Caithness. His wife died at the Free Church Manse, Bower on 11th February, 1858 (Registration: 1858 034/ 4 Bower).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Durran born on 11th June and baptized on 1st August, 1853, in Bower, Caithness.

(2) Alexander Langlands Durran born on 8th December, 1854, and baptized on 2nd April, 1855 in Bower, Caithness. He died there in 1875.

(3) Margaret Waters Durran born on 5th June, 1856, in Bower, Caithness. She died in 1942 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(4) John George Durran born on 18th January, 1858, in Bower, Caithness. He graduated from Aberdeen University M.B., C.M., in 1888. He married Flora Margaret Smith in 1898 in Clova and Cortachy, Angus. They lived in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England. He was a doctor – the Medical Officer of Health, there. He died there in 1913.

One of his sons was a minister in Willesden.

Sources
www.leighton-linslade.com/directories/1903k_lin.html

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


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DURWARD, PETER CALDER, M.A.

Born at St. Cyrus, Kincardineshire, 1861. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Denny, 1890. Married, 1891, Elizabeth Wallace Wright.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.46

He served in Denny, Stirlingshire.

PCNZ, PCNZ, Ministers’ Register


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DYER, JAMES ALEXANDER, L.R.C.S. & P. (Edinburgh).

Born at Leslie, 1848. Studied at the Medical Mission Institution, Edinburgh. Appointed medical missionary to the Santals, 1875. Married, 1876, Elizabeth M. H. Scott. Ordained at Pachamba, 1886.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.537


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DYKES, DAVID STEELE

Born at Dalry, Ayrshire, 1844. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Gamrie, Banffshire, 1872.

Publication.—Scotland a Hundred Years Ago.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.448

He served in Gamrie, Banffshire.


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DYKES, JAMES OSWALD, D.D. (Edinburgh)

Born at Port-Glasgow, 1835. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh; also Universities of Heidelberg and Erlangen. Ordained at East Kilbride, 1859. Translated to St. George’s, Edinburgh, 1861. Married, 1863, Helen D. B. Fleming; and, 1871, Agnes Oswald Leckie Campbell. In 1865 the state of his health obliged Dr. Dykes to resign and take a voyage to Australia. There he served the Presbyterian Church in Victoria as theological tutor, editor of the Christian Review and Messenger, and framer of the Declaratory Act enacted by the Presbyterian Church of Victoria in 1867. That year he returned to this country, and was settled in Regent Square, London, 1869. In 1888 he was appointed Professor and Principal in the Theological College of the English Presbyterian Church.

Publications.—Jerusalem to Antioch. Abraham, the Friend of God. Gospel according to St. Paul. The Beatitudes, the Laws and the Relations of the Kingdom to the World. Sermons.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 14th August, and baptized on 7th September, 1835, in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, the son of James Dykes and Mary Pagan.

Education
He attended Dumfries Academy. He graduated B.A. from Edinburgh University on 22nd April, 1853, and M.A. on 22nd April, 1854. He studied at the Universities of Edinburgh, Heidelberg and Erlangen. In 1900, he was awarded an honorary M.A. degree from Cambridge University, England. In June 1901, he received an honorary D.D. degree from Glasgow Unversity.

Marriage
He married:

(1) H. Barrie Fleming in 1863 in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire. There is a Helen Drysdale Dykes, née Fleming, who died in Victoria, in 1866, the daughter of Andrew Fleming and Rebecca Gardiner. The place of birth or death is given as Lana.

(2) Agnes Oswald Campbell in 1871 in Blythswood, Glasgow. She was born on 18th July and baptized on 14th August, 1836, in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, the daughter of Peter Campbell, joiner, and Jean Dykes.

Ministry
He was ordained in 1859. He served in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire; and Edinburgh – St. George’s. After a visit to Australia from 1865-67, he became minister of Regent Square Presbyterian Church, London, England, from 1869-88. He was Principal and Barbour Professor of Divinity of the Theological College of the Presbyterian Church of England, now Westminster College, Cambridge, England, from 1888 to 1907.

Death
He died on 1st January 1912, in Edinburgh. For the possible death of his first wife, see under his first marriage.

Family
He had issue by his second wife including:

(1) James Oswald Dykes born in the 3rd quarter of 1872 in Pancras, London, England. He died there that same quarter.

(2) Campbell Dykes born in the 4th quarter of 1873 in Pancras, London, England.

(3) Mary Pagan Dykes born in the 1st quarter of 1875 in Pancras, London, England. She married James Lumsden Barkway, a son of Alexander Bannerman Barkway.

(4) David Oswald Dykes born in the 3rd quarter of 1876 in Pancras, London, England. He married Lucy E. Waters in the 3rd quarter of 1910 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.

(5) Oswald Chesney Dykes born in the 1st quarter of 1878 in Pancras, London, England. He died in the 4th quarter of 1903 in Rye, on the borders of Kent and Sussex, England.

(6) Arthur Fergus Dykes in the 1st quarter of 1879 in Pancras, London, England. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1948 in Petersfield, on the borders of Sussex and Hampshire, England.

(7) Jane Agnes Dykes born in the 3rd quarter of 1880 in Pancras, London, England. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1882 in Farnham, on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex, England.

Source
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Oswald_Dykes


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DYMOCK, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Carnoustie, 1841. Son of the following. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, 1869. Married, the same year, Jessie B. Wilson. [Vol. 2 says he left Kemnay 1899.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 25th January, 1841, in Barry, Angus, the son of Thomas Dymock, the minister there. Carnoustie was in the parish of Barry.

Education
He attended Perth Academy. He first enrolled in Glasgow University in 1855. He graduated M.A. in 1860. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1861-65.

Marriage
He married Jessie Brunton Wilson on 14th September, 1869, in Leith, Edinburgh. She was baptized on 3rd May, 1846, in South Leith, Edinburgh, the daughter of Andrew Wilson, manager of joint stock bank, and Jessie Boyd.

Ministry
He became assistant to Dr Fairbairn of Newhaven. He was ordained in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, on 27th August, 1869.

Death
He died in 1899 in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. His wife died in 1915 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Thomas Frederick Dymock born on 2nd December, 1872, in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. He married Mary Ellen Crosland in the 4th quarter of 1899 in Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He died there in the 2nd quarter of 1937.

(2) Edith Dymock born in 1875 in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. She married John McGregor in 1903 in Morningside, Edinburgh. She died in 1904 in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh.

(3) Arthur Dymock born on 2nd February, 1877, in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. He graduated from Aberdeen University M.A. in 1900. He was an officer in the Royal Artillery. He died in 1941 in Aberdeen.

(4) Eva Dymock born 1879 in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. She married Alexander Monro in 1930 in Haymarket, Edinburgh. She died in 1950 in Haymarket, Edinburgh.

(5) Frances Dymock born in 1881 in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. She died there in 1888.

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


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DYMOCK, THOMAS, M.A.

Born at Kelso, 1804. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Arbroath, 1837. Translated, 1838, to Carnoustie. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1839, Ruth Bentley, daughter of James Bentley, Professor of Oriental Languages, Aberdeen. Translated, 1845, to Perth, Middle. [In Vol. 2 under Carnoustie, it is said that he was translated in 1844.] Became senior minister, 1881. Died, 1888.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.434

His son John Dymock was a Free Church minister.

He served in Carnoustie – St. Stephen’s, Angus.

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


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DYMOCK, WILLIAM, M.A.

Son of foregoing. Born at Perth, 1850. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at New Aberdour, Aberdeenshire, 1878.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.442

He served in New Aberdour, Aberdeenshire.


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