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FAIRBAIRN, JAMES, D.D. (Edinburgh)

Born at Huntingdon, Lauder, 1804. Studied at the University of Edinburgh. Ordained at Newhaven in 1838. He signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. By appointment of the Colonial Committee he supplied at Malta in 1847-48. Became senior minister, 1877. Died, 1879.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.153

He served in Newhaven, Midlothian.

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


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FAIRBAIRN, JOHN

Brother of Principal Fairbairn, Glasgow. Born in Berwickshire, 1808. Studied at the University and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. After leaving college and receiving licence Mr. Fairbairn in 1833 went to Canada, where he laboured for nine years. Married, 1837, Mary Wilson; and, 1847, Agnes Turnbull. In 1842 he was settled as minister of the Old Light Burgher congregation of Greenlaw, which had joined the Church of Scotland in 1839. The following year he was a member of the Dissenters’ Association. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1875, and in 1891 he removed to Edinburgh. Died, 1895.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.20

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

He served in Greenlaw, Berwickshire.

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


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FAIRBAIRN, JOHN CLARKSTON

Born at Edinburgh, 1811. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Allanton, 1844. Married, 1845, Margaret Wilson. Mr. Fairbairn was frequently employed as an evangelistic deputy, and was sent also to represent the Free Church in Canada and at Montreux. Died, 1873.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1810 in Edinburgh, the son of Thomas Fairbairn and Margaret Clarkson. For some family connections, see the Kilpatrick Tree.

Education
He was educated in Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married Margaret Wilson on 6th October, 1845, in Edrom, Berwickshire. She was born on 5th October, 1808, in Chirnside, Berwickshire, the daughter of Abraham Wilson, farmer, and Mary Stuart Todd.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Edinburgh in 1837. A “John Fairbairn, Edinburgh” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was a missionary in Tolbooth, Edinburgh; and he was a substitute for James Begg, Liberton, while he was ill. He also was Editor of the Christian Miscellany and travelling secretary for the Edinburgh Bible Society. He was ordained in Allanton, Berwickshire, on 4th April, 1844.

Death
He died on 27th September, 1873, in Edrom, Berwickshire. His wife died at Burnshot, St Boswells, Roxburghshire, on 20th November, in 1894 (Registration: 1894 804/ 9 St Boswells).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Wilson Fairbairn baptized on 25th February, 1847, in Edrom, Berwickshire. She died there in 1863.

(2) Margaret Janet Fairbairn baptized on 12th April, 1849, in Edrom, Berwickshire. She died in 1914 in St Boswells, Roxburghshire.

(3) Johanna Fairbairn, baptized on 19th November, 1852, in Edrom, Berwickshire. She died there in 1858.

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


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FAIRBAIRN, PATRICK, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born in the parish of Greenlaw, Berwickshire, in 1805, and studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained at North Ronaldshay (Orkney) in 1830. Married, in 1833, Margaret Pitcairn; in 1839, Mary Playfair; and, in 1861, Frances Turnbull. Translated, in 1837, to the new Extension Church of Bridgeton, Glasgow; and in 1840 to the Parish of Salton, East Lothian. He signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. In the autumn of 1852 Dr. Fairbairn was appointed assistant to Dr. Maclagan, Professor of Divinity in the Free Church College, Aberdeen, and in the following year became his successor. In 1856 Dr. Fairbairn was transferred to Glasgow as Professor of Theology, and in the year following was installed as Principal. He was Moderator of the General Assembly in 1864; and in 1870 he joined the Old Testament Company of Revisionists which met in Westminster Abbey. Dr. Fairbairn was an erudite Hebraist, and he was among the earliest of Scottish theologians who explored the region of German theology. He died at Glasgow, 1874.

Publications.—For the “Biblical Cabinet” of Messrs. Clark, Principal Fairbairn translated Lisco on the Parables, and Steiger on First Peter; and for the same firm, jointly with another, Hengstenberg’s Commentary on the Psalms, and the Commentary of the same author on The Apocalypse. For Messrs. Blackie & Son he edited the Imperial Bible Dictionary. Separate Treatises: The Typology of Scripture. Ezekiel and the Book of his Prophecy. Prophecy (a Sequel to Typology). A Hermeneutical Manual. Revelation of Law in Scripture. The Pastoral Epistles. Posthumous.—Pastoral Theology.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.394

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

He served in Salton and Bolton, East Lothian.

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

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


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FAIRBAIRN, ROBERT TROTTER, M.A.

Born at Duns, 1867. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Leslie, 1893. Married, 1897, Louisa Chisholm.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.160

He served in Leslie, Fife.


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FAIRBAIRN, WILLIAM

Born at Huntly, 1858. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Abercorn, 1887. Married, 1899, Margaret Hall. Resigned his charge, and went as chaplain to South Africa during the Boer War. Returning to this country, was ordained preacher at Kinnettles, Forfarshire.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.524

He served in Abercorn, West Lothian.


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FAIRLIE, GEORGE

Born, 1815. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Mauchline, Ayrshire, 1848. Died, 1878.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1815, in Biggar, Lanarkshire.

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

Marriage
He married Margaret Miller Stark on 8th September, 1851, registered in Mauchline, Ayrshire, and Scoonie, Fife. She was born 15th and baptized 25th January, 1824, in Leven, Scoonie, Fife, the daughter of John Stark and Isabella Greig.

Ministry
He was ordained in Mauchline, Ayrshire.

Death
He (George Fairly) died on 4th March, 1878, at the Free Church Manse, Mauchline, Ayrshire. She (Margaret Fairley) died in 1886 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Fairley born 9th October, 1860, Mauchline, Ayrshire.

Source
The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 8th March, 1878


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FAIRLIE, WALTER

Born, 1787. Ordained for Whitehaven by the Presbytery of Glasgow, 1819. Married, 1824, Sarah Bittlestone. Translated, 1838, to Gilmerton. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1856. Died the same year.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.148

He served in Liberton, Edinburgh.


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FAIRWEATHER, ALEXANDER

Born at Dundee, 1807. Studied at the Universities of St. Andrews and Edinburgh. Ordained at Botriphnie, 1843. He had also charge of the congregation at Boharm till 1856. Died, 1869.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 22nd January and baptized on 1st February, 1807, in Dundee, the son of William Fairweather, merchant, and Agnes Petrie.

Education
He attended St Andrews University, Fife, sporadically between 1825 and 1835. He finished off his divinity studies at Edinburgh University. He served as a teacher in Peter Street School, Dundee.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Clark on 12th August, 1845, in Keith, Banffshire. She was born (or baptized) on 27th May, 1807, in Aberdeen, the daughter of Thomas Clark, merchant, and Isabella Duncan.

Ministry
“Alexander Fairweather, Dundee” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in Botriphnie, Banffshire, on 17th August, 1843.

Death
He died on 24th June, 1869, at the Free Church Manse, Botriphnie, Banffshire. His wife died at the Free Church Manse, Rothiemay, Banffshire, on 14th January, 1868 (Registration: 1868 148/ 2 Botriphnie).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Thomas William Fairweather born 30th April and baptized on 7th June, 1846, in Keith, Banffshire. He married Mary Morison in 1869 in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire. He died in 1917 in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire.

(2) Agnes Isobella Fairweather born 5th April and baptized on 14th May, 1848, in Keith, Banffshire. She married William Morrison in 1877 in Longside, Aberdeenshire. He was a Free Church minister. She died in 1905 in Bellie, Moray.

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

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 28th June, 1869


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FAIRWEATHER, DAVID, M.A.

Born at Carmyllie, 1864. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1891, at Kinfauns. Married, 1894, Eliza C. G. Cant. Resigned, 1895, owing to the state of his health. Settled in Morningside, Edinburgh, 1898.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.20

He served in Kinfauns, Perthshire; and Morningside, Edinburgh.


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FAIRWEATHER, WILLIAM, D.D. (Edinburgh)

Born at Carmyllie, 1856. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dunnikier, Kirkcaldy, 1881. Married, 1883, Isabella Barbara Black.

Publications.—From the Exile to the Advent (“Handbooks for Bible Classes”). Commentary on 1 Maccabees (“Cambridge Bible”), etc.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.362

He served in Dunnikier, Kirkcaldy, Fife.


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FAIRWEATHER, WILLIAM

Born, 1847. Ordained at Gateshead, 1873. Married, 1876, Margaret Smith. Translated, 1886, to Maryton.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.407

He served in Maryton, Angus.

His daughter, Alyce Swan Fairweather, married Charles Fellowes Moncreiffe MacLachlan, the son of Ivie MacRae MacLauchlan, a Free Church minister.


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FALCONER, CHARLES

Born in the parish of Cawdor, 1840. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Fortrose, 1874. Married, 1877, Jane Ireland.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.477

For some connections, see the Tulloch Falconer and Martin Miller Trees.

He served in Fortrose, Ross and Cromarty.


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FALCONER, HUGH, B.D.

Born at Edinburgh, 1859. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Juniper Green, 1882. Translated to Newcastle, 1892.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in 1859 in Granton, Leith, Edinburgh, the son of Joseph Falconer, shipping agent, and Agnes Esplen. He was the brother of John Esplen Falconer.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1878-1882.

Marriage
He married Edith Augusta Williams in the 3rd quarter of 1903 in Kensington, London, England.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 18th October, 1882. He was ordained in Juniper Green, Edinburgh, on 12th December, 1882. In 1892 he declined a call to Cambridge Presbyterian Church, England. This was a church that had recently been formed and no minister had yet been settled there. They offered a yearly stipend of £500.

On 2nd November, 1892, he accepted a call to Jesmond Presbyterian Church, Newcastle, Northumberland, England. The congregation had a membership of 600 and an annual income of £2000. By 1901, he was minister in Nottinghill London, England. By about 1908 he was minister of Fisher Street Presbyterian Church, Carlisle, Cumberland, England. In 1920, he was Moderator of the Synod of the English Presbyterian Church.

Death
His wife died in the 4th quarter of 1953 in Bakewell, Derbyshire. He died in Moffat, Dumfries-shire, at the home of his brother, late agent of the Bank of Scotland there, in July, 1931. “He was a writer of considerable literary ability and the author of many poems.”

Publications
The Maid of Shulam, London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1904

The Unfinished Aymphony: the Eternal Life Begun, London, Duckworth, 1913

Merrie Carlisle and Poems of Tradition, Carlisle, 1913

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Agnes Lindsay Falconer born in the 3rd quarter of 1904 in Kensington, London, England. She married Elliot D. Forster in the 2nd quarter of 1932 in Hampstead, London, England.

(2) Hugh Mallory Falconer born on 12th August, 1910, in Carlisle, Cumberland, England. He studied at Cheltenham College, and at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, London, England. He was commissioned into the army and served in the RAFVR in WW2, when he was for a time a prisoner of war. He married Simone.

Sources
Unithistories

Glasgow Herald, 22nd March, 1892; 3rd November, 1892

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 3rd November, 1892, p.7; 25th July, 1901, p.8; 10th December, 1918, p.3; 6th May, 1920, p.8; 24th July, 1931, p.10


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FALCONER, JAMES

Born, 1808. Studied at the Divinity Hall, United Secession Church. Ordained at Paisley, 1838. Joined the Church of Scotland, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to Wigtown. Resigned, 1851, and went to Canada, where some time afterwards he disappeared. Reported to have died in 1856.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.515

FES, Vol.3, p.178

He served in Martyrs’, Paisley, Renfrewshire; and Wigtown.


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FALCONER, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Cawdor, 1835. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Rosehall, 1872. Married, 1888, Lilias Finlayson Sinclair. Died, 1890.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 24th September, 1835, at Ririach, Cawdor, Nairnshire, the son of John Falconer and Lillias Tulloch. For some connections, see the Tulloch Falconer Tree.

Education
He attended Aberdeen University and graduated M.A. in 1866. He then attended the Free Church College there.

Marriage
He married Lilias Finlayson Sinclair in 1888 in Renton, Dunbartonshire. She was born on 6th September, 1859, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the daughter of Colin Sinclair, minister, and Catherine Sinclair.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Nairn in 1870. In May, 1872, he was ordained in Rosehall, Sutherland, , as colleague and successor to John Downie Kennedy, who died in 1873. In 1886 he declined a call from Lybster, Caithness.

Death
He died on 14th February, 1890, in Rosehall, Sutherland. In 1900, his widow married William MacDonald, a Free Church minister. Lilian Falconer or Sinclair or MacDonald died in 1933 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

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


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FALCONER, JOHN ESPLEN, M.A.

Born at Granton, 1863. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Duntocher, 1890.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.272

He was the brother of Hugh Falconer.

He served in Duntocher, Dunbartonshire.


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FALCONER, ROBERT HILL

Born, 1856. Brother of following. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Carnbee, 1884. Married, 1892, Julia Walker.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.374

He served in Carnbee, Fife.


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FALCONER, WILLIAM MEEK, M.A.

Born, 1846. Son of Rev. W. P. Falconer. Studied at the University of St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Maryton, 1871. Married, 1872, Ann Wilson; and, 1877, Isabella Catherine Paterson. Translated, 1876, to St. Paul’s, Edinburgh. Served as convener of the Assembly’s Committee on Church Life and Work.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.30

He served in Maryton, Angus; and St. Paul’s, Edinburgh.

He had two sons who became a United Free Church minister: Herbert Francis Falconer: FUFC, p.30; and Gerald Scott Falconer: FUFC, p.43.


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FALCONER, WILLIAM PATERSON

Born at Old Monkland, 1810. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Ladhope, Galashiels, 1839. Married, 1841, Christina Meek. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1845, to Ferry-Port-on-Craig. Died, 1886.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.181

He served in Ladhope, Roxburghshire; and Ferry-Port-On-Craig (Tayport), Fife.

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


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FALSIDE, JOHN TULLY

Born at Maxton, Roxburghshire, 1843. Studied at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and United Presbyterian Divinity Hall. Admitted to the Free Church, 1878. Ordained at Eskdalemuir, 1879. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Semple; and, 1890, Jemima Jessie Mackintosh.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.96

He served in Eskdalemuir, Dumfries-shire.


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FARQUHAR, DAVID

Born, 1823. Studied at the Free Church College, Glasgow. Appointed, 1854, missionary in the Broomielaw district of Glasgow in connection with St. Peter’s Church. Licensed, 1862, by leave of the Assembly. Ordained, 1863, over a new congregation in the district in which he had been working. Married, 1845, Agnes Anderson Thompson. Died, 1886. [Vol. 2 says he died 1885.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 24th December, 1821, in Montrose, Angus, the son of George Farquhar and Margaret Cobb. In 1851 he was an iron turner.

Marriage
He married Agnes Anderson Thompson on 30th May, 1845, in Dundee. She was born about 1825 in Ceres, Fife.

Ministry
He was ordained in Broomielaw, Glasgow, on 28th January, 1863, a congregation formed under his ministry in connection with St Stephen’s, Glasgow. In May, 1885 he had an application for a colleague and successor before the General Assembly. In his newspaper death announcement he is described as “late of Broomielaw Free Church, Glasgow” – which implies that he was actually retired by then.

Death
He died on 11th January, 1886, in Duart Villa, Cardross, Dunbartonshire. His wife died on 17th August, 1899, in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Elisabeth Farquhar born about 1847 in Dundee.

(2) Margaret Farquhar born about 1855 in Glasgow.

(3) Jane Thompson Farquhar born on 9th June, 1856, in Milton, Glasgow

(4) David Farquhar born on 16th September, 1858, in Milton, Glasgow.

(5) William Wilson Farquhar born on 24th November, 1860, in Milton, Glasgow.

(6) Hugh Wood Farquhar born on 8th September, 1862, in Milton, Glasgow. He married Margaret Alice McClune on 2nd January, 1900, in Bombay, Auckland, New Zealand.

(7) Walter Gray Farquhar born on 27th November, 1864, in Milton, Glasgow.

Sources
The Aberdeen Journal, 4th February, 1863

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 25th May, 1885

Glasgow Herald, 13th January, 1886

Otago Daily Times, New Zealand, Issue 11505, 18th August, 1899, p.4

Otago Witness, New Zealand, Issue 2394, 18th January, 1900, p.41


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FENTON, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Forfar, 1843. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Wallacetown, Dundee, 1877. Married, 1889, Mary Josephine Stevenson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.381

He served in Baxter Park, Wallacetown, Dundee.


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FERGUSON, ALEXANDER

Born at North Uist, 1838. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at North Knapdale, 1866. Retired in 1882.


Supplementary Information

He served in North Knapdale, Argyll.


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FERGUSON, ARCHIBALD

Born at Thornhill, 1820. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ordained at Alyth, 1843. Married, 1865, Margaret Low. Became senior minister, 1894. Died, 1898.


Supplementary Information

Background
According to his obituary, he was born on 31st March, 1820, in Thornhill, Stirlingshire. Thornhill technically was in a detached part of the parish of Kincardine, Perthshire. This explains why in the censuses, he describes himself as from Thornhill, Perthshire, or Kincardine, Perthshire. He was registered as baptized on 16th April, 1820, in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, the son of David Ferguson, mason, and Katherine Murdoch.

Education
He matriculated in 1833 in the University of Glasgow as the son of David Ferguson, architect, Perthshire. He finished his theological studies in Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married Margaret Duncan Low in 1865 in Blairgowrie, Perthshire. She was born on 16th October, 1836, in Dundee, the daughter of Matthew Low, Esq., of Keath Bank, Blairgowrie, and Margaret Duncan.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dunblane in June, 1843. Because he received competing calls the Glasgow General Assembly of 1843 became involved in his settlement and he was consequently ordained in Alyth, Perthshire, on 21st December, 1843. On 4th April, the Free Presbytery of Meigle recognised the imminent completion of 50 years in the ministry with a formal address: “We desire to express our admiration of your sterling character, your consistency of testimony, and your zeal and devotion in the fulfilment of the duties of your several offices …” Thereafter there was a dinner with a number of friends in the Airlie Arms Hotel and in the evening a social meeting in the church. There there was another address and a silver salver and purse of sovereigns were presented to him; and a gold watch and albert was presented to his daughter. On 22nd August, 1894, James Webster was ordained as his colleague and successor.

Death
He retired to Stirling where he lived with his eldest daughter. He died there on 27th October, 1898. He was buried in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, with his wife, who had died in Alyth, Perthshire, in 1887.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Duncan Ferguson born on 8th May, 1866, in Alyth, Perthshire.

(2) Catherine Murdoch Ferguson born on 16th July, 1867, in Alyth, Perthshire.

(3) David Ferguson born on 4th April, 1870, in Alyth, Perthshire.

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

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 5th April, 1893; 23rd August, 1894, p.4; 31st October 31, 1898, p.4


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FERGUSON, DAVID

Born at Forse, Latheron, Caithness, 1815. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Westerdale, Caithness, 1849. Married Anne Gunn. Died, 1887.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in Achow and baptized on 8th December, 1815, in Latheron, Caithness, the son of William Ferguson and Catherine Grant.

Education
He attended the local parish school and then the Old Town Grammar School of Aberdeen. He studied in Aberdeen University and graduated M.A. in 1844. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-47.

Marriage
He married Anne Gunn on 28th November, 1851, in Halkirk, Caithness. She was born there in July, 1815, the daughter of John Sinclair Gunn and Ann Davidson.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Caithness in 1848. He was ordained in Westerdale, Caithness.

Death
He took ill in his pulpit on 25th December, 1887, and expired shortly thereafter. His death was registered in Halkirk, Caithness, and he was buried in the Old Latheron Cemetery, Caithness. His wife died on 4th August, 1901, in Thurso, Caithness.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Anne Ferguson born on 3rd and baptized on 24th April, 1853, in Halkirk, Caithness.

(2) Catherine Ferguson born on 5th January, 1856, in Halkirk, Caithness. She married Colin Campbell Mackenzie, there, in 1881. She died in 1936 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(3) William Ferguson born on 22nd January, 1858, in Halkirk, Caithness.

(4) John Sinclair Gunn Ferguson born on 5th July, 1860, in Halkirk, Caithness. He married Francesca Fruzzina Brukewich in the 1st quarter of 1887 in Cardiff, Wales. He died there in the 3rd quarter of 1918.

Sources
Worldconnect

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


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FERGUSON, JAMES, B.D.

Born, 1862, at Glasgow. Son of Rev. Lewis Ferguson. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Andrews, 1892. Married, 1895, Elizabeth Janet Alexander.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.378

He was the son of Lewis Ferguson, a Free Church minister.

He served in St. Andrews, Fife.


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FERGUSON, JAMES THOMPSON, D.D.

Born, 1855. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, also at Göttingen. Ordained at St. John’s, Cupar-Fife, 1881. Married, 1888, Maud Mant Martin.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.370

He served in Cupar, Fife.


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FERGUSON, JOHN

Born, 1805. Licensed by the Presbytery of Auchterarder, 1830. Ordained at Monzievaird, 1835. Married, 1838, Mary Dempster. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844 to Bridge of Allan. Retired, 1865. Died, 1881.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.283

For some ministerial connections, see the Thomson Tree.

He served in Bridge Of Allan, Stirlingshire.


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FERGUSON, JOHN

Born at Closeburn, 1814. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Symington, Ayrshire, 1855. Translated to Barr, 1865. Became senior minister, 1888. Died, 1891.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 28th March, 1814, in Morton, Dumfries-shire, the son of William Ferguson, farmer, and Mary Johnstone. Morton borders with the parish of Closeburn. He was a brother of Robert Ferguson, a Free Church minister.

Education
He attended the local parish school and worked in farming until entering Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-45. He taught mathematics.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1852. He worked in Kirkcaldy, and in Maybole, before being ordained in Symington, Ayrshire, in 1855. He was translated to Barr, Ayrshire, as colleague and successor to Ebenezer Bradshaw Wallace, who died in 1867. John Angus was ordained there as his colleague and successor in 1888, and he retired to Ayr.

Death
He died on 16th October, 1891, at Hawkhill, Ayr.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.

Source
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FERGUSON, LEWIS

Born at Glasgow, 1832. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1861, at West Church, Glasgow. Married, the same year, Eliza Forbes. Translated, 1871, to St. Andrew’s, Edinburgh. Died, 1872.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 27th September, 1832, in Glasgow, the son of James Ferguson, spirit dealer, and Mary Young.

Education
He attended Glasgow High School He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1850; he studied for four Sessions there and did a fifth at Edinburgh University. Towards the end of this course he spent six months in Germany. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1853-57, and also during that period studied for six months in Geneva, Switzerland.

Marriage
He married Eliza Forbes on 18th June, 1861, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She was born about 1828 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the daughter of James Forbes, manufacturer, and Eliza Young.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Lockerbie on 2nd September, 1857. After gaining experience in various capacities, he was ordained in West, Glasgow, in July, 1861. A call to him was signed on 12th January, 1871, to St. Andrew’s, Edinburgh, in 1871. Later that year he was translated there as colleague and successor of John Bruce.

Death
He died a few days after taking ill with scarlet fever, on 9th March, 1872, at 48 Northumberland Street, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1909 in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.

Publications
The union question: considered in connection with the Assembly’s call to prayer, Glasgow: David Bryce & Co., 1870

Discourses, Edinburgh: Maclaren & Macniven, 1873.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Ferguson born on 6th March, 1862, in Blythswood, Glasgow. He was a Free Church minister.

(2) Elizabeth Forbes Ferguson born on 5th June, 1863,at 254 Bath Street, Glasgow. She died in 1881 in St Giles, Edinburgh.

(3) Mary Young Ferguson born on 30th October, 1865, at 20 Royal Terrace, Glasgow. She died in 1872 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(4) Charles Lewis Ferguson born on 10th December, 1866, in Anderston, Glasgow. He married Anna Gardner in 1908 in Morningside, Edinburgh. He was a United Free Church minister: FUFC, p.256. He died in 1936 in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.

(5) Roderick Ferguson born on 9th September, 1869, in Anderston, Glasgow. He died there that same year.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Lewis Ferguson

The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 8th June, 1863

Glasgow Herald, 31st October, 1865; January 13, 1871; March 11, 1872

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 18 February, 1936, p.14


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FERGUSON, PETER

Born in the parish of Penninghame, 1810. Studied at the University, Glasgow, Divinity Hall and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Inch, Wigtownshire, 1845. Married, 1852, Margaret Douglas. Died, 1879.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1815 in Penninghame, Wigtownshire, the son of Andrew Ferguson, farmer, and Jane McDowal.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-44. He taught while at University and College.

Marriage
He married Margaret Douglas on 7th April, 1852, the marriage being recorded in Edinburgh and in Inch, Wigtownshire. She was baptized on 16th May, 1816, in Stranraer, Wigtownshire, the daughter of William Douglas and Sophia Black. She was a dress-maker.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Wigtown in 1844. He was ordained on 8th April, 1845, in Inch, Wigtownshire, having been called there on 19th December, 1844.

Death
He died at the Free Church Manse, Inch, Wigtownshire, in 1879. His wife died in 1887 in St George, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jessie Ferguson born on 20th December, 1857, in Inch, Wigtownshire. She married Andrew Hutton Gilruth on 20th December, 1887, in St George, Edinburgh. She died on 15th January, 1951, in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(2) James Black Ferguson born on 22nd March, 1860, in Inch, Wigtownshire. He died on 16th December, 1909, in Logie, Stirling.

Sources
Histfam

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


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FERGUSON, ROBERT, M.A.

Born, 1802. Ordained at Fenwick, 1836. Married, the same year, Agnes Lidgate; and, 1856, Elizabeth Black. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to St. David’s, Edinburgh, 1843. Died, 1866. [Vol. 2 has him terminating his ministry there in 1863.]


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.104

He was a brother of John Ferguson, a Free Church minister.

He served in Fenwick, Ayrshire; and St. David’s, Edinburgh


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FERGUSSON, ANDREW, M.A.

Born, 1769. Son of Rev. David Fergusson, Farnell. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained assistant to his father, 1793. Translated, 1795, to Maryton. Married, 1800, Elizabeth Bruce. Not being able, from age and infirmity, to go to Edinburgh to sign the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission, his signature was taken in his own manse a few weeks after the Disruption. The farmhouse of Baldovie (the birthplace of Andrew Melville) was fitted up for his reception. On the day preceding his death he left his manse, intending that evening to take up his abode at Baldovie. He stopped to rest a few hours at Maryton farmhouse, about half-way between the manse and Baldovie; here he was taken suddenly ill, and died next day, 24th October 1843.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.407


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FERGUSSON, ARCHIBALD

Born, 1842. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Neilston, 1873. Married, 1877, Margaret Hunter Murray. [Vol. 2 spells his surname Ferguson.]


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.167

He served in Neilston, Renfrewshire.


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FERGUSSON, DAVID SCOTT, M.A.

Born at Maryton, 1808. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen, St. Andrews, and Edinburgh. Ordained at Strachan, Kincardineshire, 1836. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Duthie; and, 1877, Margaret Emslie. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1881. Died, 1897.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.113

He served in Strachan, Kincardineshire.

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FERGUSSON, DONALD

Born at Kirkmichael, Perthshire, 1811. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dunnichen, 1837. [Vol. 2 at this point spells his name Ferguson.] Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to Liverpool. Married, 1846, Catherine A. Balfour; and, 1882, Marie Von Corvin Wiersbitzky. Translated, 1850, to Kilmadock; and, 1865, to Leven. Became senior minister, 1881. Died, 1897.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.283

He served in Dunnichen, Angus; Kilmadock (Doune), Perthshire; and Leven, Fife.

For some family connections, see the Brown Welsh Tree.

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FERGUSSON, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, 1828. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ellon, 1854. Married, the same year, Margaret Lumsden; and, 1877, Mary G. H. Thomson or Croil. Became senior minister, 1894. [Vol. 2 spells his name Ferguson.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 11th and baptized on 18th November, 1828, in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, the son of James Fergusson, army officer, and Helen Collie.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1850-52.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Margaret Lumsden on 14th May, 1854, in Old Machar Aberdeen. She was born about 1829 in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the daughter of John Lumsden and Helen Shepherd.

(2) Mary Gordon Helen Thomson or Croil on 4th June, 1877, in Kingarth, Bute. She was born about 1840 in Ireland, the daughter of John Thomson, banker, and Eliza Heron. She was the widow of Thomas Croil, West Indian merchant.

Ministry
He was ordained in Ellon, Aberdeenshire. In 1869 he was nominated to the Hebrew Chair in the Free Church College, Aberdeen, but failed to gain the appointment. On 22nd November, 1895, Alexander H Reid was ordained there as his colleague and successor. He moved to Shannaburn, Maryculter, Kincardineshire, and there a deputation from Ellon visited them in December, 1894, and presented them with a handsome solid silver epergne, as a token of their respect and esteem.

Death
He died on 3rd May, 1906, in Maryculter, Kincardineshire. His first wife died on 21st October, 1875, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. His second wife died on 28th September, 1918, in Banchory Ternan, Kincardineshire.

Family
He had issue including by his first wife:

(1) William Fergusson born on 11th March, 1856, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. He graduated from Aberdeen University M.B., C.M. 1877; M.D. 1879. He married Elizabeth S. Searight in 1881 in Logie, Perthshire. He lived in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, and Banff. He died on 20th February, 1929, in Banff.

(2) John James Foote Lumsden Fergusson born on 15th May, 1859, in Ellon, Aberdenshire. He graduated from Aberdeen Univeristy M.A. 1881. He was minister of the Presbyterian Church, Dulwich, Sydney. He died on 23rd June, 1903, in Richmond, New South Wales.

(3) Helen Margaret Fergusson born on 6th October, 1862, in Ellon, Aberdeenshire. She died on 13th May, 1921, in Auchterless, Aberdeenshire.

Sources
Ncbi

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 9th December, 1869

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 19th December, 1894


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FERRIE, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born, 1815, at St. Andrews. Son of Dr. Ferrie, minister of Kilconquhar and Professor of Civil History, St. Andrews. Studied at the Universities, St. Andrews, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. Ordained, 1839, at Anstruther, Easter. Married, 1840, Jessie F. S. Taylor. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Resigned his charge at Anstruther, 1850. In 1851 he went to America, where he was settled at St. John’s, New Brunswick, and was transferred to Fourth Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, New York, 1861. In 1863 he removed to Canada, and, after labouring in Prescott and Spencerville, settled in the State of New York, 1869, as minister of The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church at Mongaup Valley, Sullivan County. After twenty-eight years of service there he left for Monticello, where he died.

Publications.—Life and Letters of Rev. John Carstares. The Cream of Scottish History. The Relation that Puseyism bears to Popery


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.181

He served in Anstruther, Fife.

For family connections, see the Carstairs Hill Tree.


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FERRIER, DOUGLAS, M.A.

Born at Brechin, 1864. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Bothwell, Kirkfield Church, 1894.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.179

He served in Bothwell, Lanarkshire.


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FETTES, JAMES

Born, 1819. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Married, 1846, Mary Gordon Huie. After license Mr. Fettes was sent to Canada, where he was ordained in 1848 by the Presbytery of Montreal. Returning to this country, 1849, he was settled at Ladhope, Roxburghshire, 1850. Translated to Douglas, Isle of Man, 1865. Retired, 1885. Died, 1896.


Supplementary Information

Background
He appears to have been baptized on 14th February, 1819, in Alnwick, Northumberland, England, the son of Matthew Fettes, and his wife Elizabeth. But on his death certificate his parents are given as William Fettes, post-master, and Elizabeth Robson.

Education
He attended the Duke’s School, Alnwick, Northumberland. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-46.

Marriage
He married Mary Gordon Huie on 30th July, 1846, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She was born on 20th October, 1820, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the daughter of James Huie and Marjory Zeigler. She was a sister of a Free Church minister, John Ziegler Huie.

Ministry
After licence, he preached for a year in Glenluce, Wigtownshire, before going to Canada. There he was licensed by the Montreal Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Canada. He did work in Huntingdon County, Quebec – more specifically in North Georgetown and English River in the Chateauguay District. He returned to Scotland on account of his wife’s health. On 19th September, 1850, he was called to Pollokshaws, East, but he was settled in Ladhope, Roxburghshire. He was called to Leven, Fife, in 1865, but he did not go. He was translated to Douglas, Isle of Man, the call being disposed of by the Free Presbytery of Selkirk on 16th August, 1865: “he felt shut up to the conclusion that he ought to accept the call”. He was inducted in Douglas on 21st September, 1865. During his ministry in Douglas the congregation markedly improved and a new church building was erected – “a very handsome building in the gothic style of architecture”. It seated 700 people and cost close to £3,000. Amongst his interests there was the Douglas Industrial Home for Destitute Children. He resigned in 1884; he was given a farewell address and purse of gold on 22nd October, 1884. He was given a seat in the Presbytery of Liverpool as minister emeritus in 1885. He made his home first of all at 97 Marchmont Road; then with his married daughter at Dundurn, Trinity Road; then at 17 Eildon Street.

Death
He retired to Edinburgh and died in 7th March, 1896, in St Andrew, Edinburgh. His wife died suddenly on 13th January, 1887, at 97 Marchmont Road, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Elisabeth Fettes born at Loanhead House near Edinburgh on 3rd October and baptized on 24th November, 1850, in Melrose, Roxburghshire. She married Gaspero James Nannetti. She is said to have become a doctor, specializing in tuberculosis but according to a contemporary newspaper, she died on 18th July, 1874, at 24 Argyll Road, Kensington, London, England, aged 24.

(2) Marjory Jane Isabella Fettes baptized on 12th September, 1852, in Melrose, Roxburghshire. She married Andrew William Gray in 1889 in Newington, Edinburgh. He was a wholesale drug merchant. She died on 5th May, 1890, at Dundurn, Trinity Road, Edinburgh.

(3) James Matthew Fettes born on 8th November, 1858, in Ladhope, Roxburghshire. He died there that same year.

Sources
Rootsweb

The First Century of Presbyterianism in Douglas, Isle of Man, 1825-1925

Sellar, Robert, The History of the County of Huntingdon and of the Seigniories of Chateauguay and Beauharnois, The Canadian Gleaner, 1888, pp.272, 287.

Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 25th May, 1848; 7th October, 1850; 18th August, 1865

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 27th September, 1865, p.7

The Isle of Man Times and General Advertiser, Douglas, 17th July, 1869, p.5; 25th July, 1874, p.5; 25th October, 1884; 7th May, 1890, p.4

Liverpool Mercury, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, 5th October, 1867; April 15, 1896

Glasgow Herald, 15th January, 1887


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FIDDES, JOHN

Born at Aberdeen, 1823. Studied at the University and Divinity Hall, Aberdeen. Ordained at Killearn, 1857. Died, 1896.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 25th March, 1823, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the son of Robert Fiddes and Margaret Smith. He was said to be a cousin of Alexander Clerihew.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School and, at the age of ten, entered Aberdeen University – so his obituary. But a list of students in the Aberdeen Weekly Journal lists him as entering the University in 1838. He taught for ten years in a private school before taking up the work of the ministry.

Ministry
He was an assistant in Kelso and Gartmore prior to licence. He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dunblane. He was ordained in July, 1857, in Killearn, Stirlingshire. Hugh Sanderson, who succeeded him, was for a short time his assistant in his last months.

Death
He died on 11th January, 1896, in Killearn, Stirlingshire. His “large and valuable collection of books” was sold by auction on 20th April that year.

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

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 7th May, 1895

Glasgow Herald, 13th April, 1896


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FINDLATER, ERIC JOHN

Son of the following. Born in Sutherlandshire, 1813. Licensed by the Presbytery of Tongue. Employed, 1843, as missionary in Sutherland. Ordained at Lochearnhead, 1846. Married, 1861, Sarah Laurie Borthwick. Mrs. Findlater and her sister, Miss Jane L. Borthwick, were the authors of the well-known Hymns from the Land of Luther. Although a post-Disruption minister, Mr. Findlater shared with his father in the strenuous toil and the hardships of the “outed men” of 1843. “During the year of the Disruption,” he writes, “I was seldom three nights running in the same bed. Again and again I officiated on the bare hillside in that winter of 1843-44; often under the precarious shelter of a canvas tent; at times in the shelter of a stone dyke; sometimes from a wooden hut or box; at other times in a cottage, having a fire in the centre, the people grouped round it; occasionally in a gravel-pit, a cave, or a barn.” Died, 1886.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.21

An “Eric J. Findlater, Ardentinny, Cowal,” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Balquhidder, Perthshire.

For family connections, see the Bayne Tree.


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FINDLATER, WILLIAM

Born at Drummond, Kiltearn, 1784. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Licensed by the Presbytery of Dingwall in 1806. Appointed missionary at Eriboll, Sutherlandshire, 1807, where he was ordained, 1808. Married, 1810, Mary Thomson. In 1812 Mr. Findlater was settled at Durness. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. On leaving the manse in 1843, Mr. Findlater was obliged to convey part of his family and the furniture by sea from near the shores of Cape Wrath, while his wife and the younger members of the family went by land to Thurso, a distance of at least 70 miles. Not a house, not a hut, could be got nearer. For himself he had to take a room in the only inn of that district. “Mrs. Findlater left the house in which she had been born. Having quenched the dying embers of the nursery fire, she locked the manse door and then walked slowly, and without looking back, outside the gate that bounded the glebe.” Resigned, 1865. Died, 1869.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.103

He served in Durness, Sutherland.

For family connections, see the Bayne Tree.

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FINDLAY, ALEXANDER ROBERTSON

Born at Paisley, 1819. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Houston, 1843. Married, 1857, Mary Ann Little. Resigned, 1874.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 22nd October, 1819, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the son of John Findlay, gunsmith, and Marion Clark. He was the sister of Agnes Annabella Findlay, the wife of Robert Rowan Caldwell.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1834.

Marriage
He married Mary Ann Little on 11th August, 1857, in Greenock, Renfrewshire. She was baptized on 29th April, 1826, in Greenock, Renfrewshire, the daughter of James Little and Elizabeth Brownlie.

Ministry
He was ordained in Houston, Renfrewshire, in 1843. He resigned his charge on health grounds in 1874. He recovered to the extent that he thereafter ministered in various places till 1882 when he retired. One of the places he ministered in was Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire, where he assisted from 1st October, 1880, till 1st October, 1881. He settled in Kilmory, Isle of Arran, Bute.

Death
He died on 26th May, 1909, at Torrylin, Kilmory, Bute. His wife died in 1898 in Greenock, Renfrewshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Elizabeth Brownlie Findlay born on 26th April, 1859, in Houston and Killellan, Renfrewshire. She died in 1887 in Greenock, Renfrewshire.

(2) John Findlay born on 8th January, 1861, in Houston and Killellan, Renfrewshire. He married Mary. At one time he lived in Kilmory, Bute, and may have died there in 1930.

(3) James Little Findlay born on 20th March, 1862, in Houston and Killellan, Renfrewshire. He died of scarlatina on 22nd July,1866, at 6 Brougham Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire.

(4) Andrew Findlay born on 3rd February, 1864, in Houston and Killellan, Renfrewshire.

(5) Marion Clark Findlay born 3rd March, 1865, in Houston and Killellan, Renfrewshire.

(6) Alexander Findlay born on 12th February, 1867, at the Free Church Manse, Houston, Renfrewshire.

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

Glasgow Herald, 24th July, 1866

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 15th February, 1867


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FINDLAY, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Kirkintilloch, 1809. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall of the Burgher Synod. Ordained, 1835, at Broomknoll, Airdrie. Joined the Church of Scotland, 1839. Translated to Camlachie, Glasgow, 1844, with which Shettleston was then united. Married, 1838, Christina Torrance. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1877. Died, 1881.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.512

FES, Vol.3, p.222

He served in Broomknoll, Airdrie, Lanarkshire; and Whitevale, Camlachie, Glasgow.

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


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FINDLAY, JAMES

Born, 1816. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Bridge of Weir, 1846. Died, 1847.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in Lanarkshire, the son of James Findlay, farmer.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1837 and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-45.

Ministry
He was ordained in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire.

Death
He died on 16th February, 1847, in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, aged 29.


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FINDLAY, JAMES WILKIE

Born at Kirriemuir, 1853. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dalrymple, Ayrshire, 1884. Married, the same year, Mary Graham. Translated to Buchanan Memorial, Glasgow, 1898.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.212

He served in Dalrymple, Ayrshire; and Buchanan Memorial, Glasgow.

His son, James Wilkie Findaly, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.549.


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FINDLAY, THOMAS

Born at Strathaven, 1799. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at West Kilbride as assistant and successor, 1832. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1832, Isabella Smith. Became senior minister, 1873. Died, 1875.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.129

He served in West Kilbride, Ayrshire.

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


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FINDLAY, WILLIAM, D.D. (Aberdeen)

Born at Fraserburgh, 1830. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen, also at Berlin. Ordained at Larkhall, 1861. Married, 1868, Sophia Aitken Jarvie; and, 1886, Catherine Fraser MacArthur.

Publications.—Dr. Findlay did much valuable work in translating and editing standard Patristic and German works. In 1876 he translated the earlier part and edited the whole of “The Prophet Ezekiel” in Lange’s Commentary on the Old Testament.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.190

He served in Larkhall, Lanarkshire.


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FINGLAND, EDWARD DOBBIE, M.A.

Born at Liverpool, 1859. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Oxford, New College, Edinburgh, and at Berlin. Ordained at St. Andrew’s, Greenock, 1888. Married, 1892, Janet Ashby Peacock. Translated to St. Enoch’s, Glasgow, 1895.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.246

He served in St. Andrew’s, Greenock; and St. Enoch’s, Glasgow.


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FINLAYSON, DONALD, M.A.

Born at Lochcarron, 1859. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Stoer, Sutherlandshire, 1890.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.499

He served in Stoer, Sutherland.


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FINLAYSON, DUNCAN

Born at South Uist, 1838. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kinlochbervie, 1881. Married, 1896, Jane Wardlaw Macrae.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.503

He served in Kinlochbervie, Sutherland.


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FINLAYSON, JOHN

Born at Portree. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cross, Lewis, 1840. Married, the same year, Isabella Margaret MacLeod. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Bracadale, 1843. For a whole winter Mr. Finlayson walked from Portree to Bracadale (14 miles), being unable to find accommodation there. Died, as the result of an accident, 1844.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.202

His wife was the daughter of Malcolm Macleod, a Church of Scotland minister of Snizort and Uig. See FES, Vol.7, p.179.

So he was the brother-in-law of Roderick Mcleod.

He was an uncle of John Finlayson, minister of Coigach, Ross and Cromarty.

He served in Cross or Ness, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty; and Bracadale, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.


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FINLAYSON, JOHN

Born at Portree, 1847. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Coigach, Cromarty, 1880. Married, 1884, Margaret Nicolson. Mr. Finlayson went to Queensland in 1886, where he died, 1890.


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Background
He was born on 15th April, 1847, in Mugarry, Portree, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, the son of Alexander Finlayson, crofter and Free Church elder, and Mary MacRae. He was the nephew of John Finlayson of Bracadale.

Education
He received his early education in his native parish. He qualified as a teacher at the Free Church Training College in Glasgow. He taught in the Free Church School in Portree, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.
Marriage
He married Maggie (or Margaret) Nicolson on 8th July, 1884, in Strome Ferry, Ross and Cromarty (Registration: 1884 074/ 6 Lochalsh). She was born (or baptised) on 13th January, 1858, on the Isle of Raasay, Inverness-shire, the daughter of Peter Nicolson, merchant, and Catherine Beaton or Bethune.

Ministry
He served as missionary in Sutherland and as assistant in Greenock, Renfrewshire, and Oban, Argyll. He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Skye on 15th June, 1880, and in December, 1880, he was ordained in Coigach, Ross and Cromarty. He left Scotland on 17th October, 1886. He then ministered in New South Wales – in Bushgrove, on the Clarence River, and preached occasionally in Grafton. He also preached in Gaelic communions in New South Wales and Victoria. He took a leading part, on the conservative side, in the issues which were disturbing the Presbyterian Church there at that time.

Death
He died suddenly about 10.30 p.m. on 10th October, 1890, in Bushgrove, and he was buried in Maclean, New South Wales. The churches where he had preached gathered £110/9/6 to help his widow and infant son return to Scotland. Margaret Finlayson or Nicolson died in 1921 in Raasay, Inverness-shire.

Family
His obituary tells us that they buried an infant daughter just prior to leaving Scotland. There was a Mary Finlayson born in Coigach, Ross and Cromarty, in 1885, but SPI does not allow us to identify a corresponding death.

The obituary also speaks of him leaving a sorrowing widow and an infant son. This, no doubt, is the John A. Finlayson born in 1890 in Ulmarra, New South Wales, the son of John and Margaret. Ulmarra lies on the Clarence River between Grafton and Bushgrove. And in 1901 there is a John Alexander Finlayson, 10, born New South Wales, in Duirinish, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, with Margaret 43.

Sources
Free Presbyterian Magazine, July, 1915, p.102.

The Free Church Quarterly, 1889-1891, pp.254, 293.

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


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FINLAYSON, MATTHEW DUNNET

Born at Bower, Caithness, 1853. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Humbie, 1888.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.63

He served in Humbie, East Lothian.


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FINLAYSON, ROBERT

Born at Latheron, 1793. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Knock, Lewis, 1829. Translated to Lochs, 1831. Married, the same year, Lilias Macaulay. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1856, to Helmsdale. Died, 1861.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.204

For some connections, see the Tulloch Falconer Tree.

He served in Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty; and Helmsdale, Sutherland.


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FINLAYSON, RODERICK

Born at Lochalsh, Ross-shire, 1857. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Daviot, Inverness-shire, 1894.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 9th December, 1857, in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Donald Finlayson, farmer, and Janet McRae.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1889-93.

Ministry
He was ordained in Daviot, Inverness-shire, on 17th January, 1894. He remained in the Free Church at the Union in 1900 and was left in undisturbed possession of Church and Manse.

Death
He died by his own hand on 15th July, 1905, in Daviot, Inverness-shire. He was found suspended from one of the rafters in his stable. He had been in a depressed state of mind for some weeks but he had conducted a fellowship meeting the evening before his death. It was said that he made there a statement of a serious kind.

Family
He never married.

Family
The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 17th July, 1905, p.9


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FIRTH, MALCOLM

Born in Orkney, 1823. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Yester, 1857. Died, 1859.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born (or baptised) on 17th April, 1823, in Firth and Stenness, Orkney, the son of David Firth, mason and farmer, and Sarah Miller.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1848-1852.

Ministry
He was ordained in Yester, East Lothian, on 29th January, 1857.

Death
He died on 8th June, 1859, at the Free Church Manse, Gifford, East Lothian (Registration: 1859 725/ 8 Yester).


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FISHER, JOHN DOW

Born at Logiealmond, 1832. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Aberlemno, 1862. [Vol. 2 says he was settled here 1863.] Married, 1867, Mary Henderson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.394

He served in Aberlemno, Angus.


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FISHER, PETER, M.A.

Born at Blackford, Perthshire, 1849. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tongland, Kirkcudbright, 1877. Married, 1880, Catherine Abernethy Bryce.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.115

He served in Tongland and Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire.


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FITZPATRICK, HUGH

Born at Armagh, 1844. Studied at the University of Glasgow. Ordained at Aberdeen, Greyfriars’, 1872. Married, 1878, Williamina Smith Eton. Translated to Keith, 1885.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.456

He served in Greyfriars’, Aberdeen; and Keith, Banffshire.


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FLECK, WILLIAM SHEDDEN, MA.

Born at West Kilbride, 1839. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Fairlie, 1875. Married, the same year, Mary L. Macpherson. Mr. Fleck for a time acted as assistant to Professor Veitch.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.149

He served in Fairlie, Ayrshire.


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FLEMING, DAVID WHYTE BUIST

Born at Perth, 1847. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, and at Tübingen. Ordained at Culross, 1877. Was clerk of the Free Presbytery of Dunfermline from 1893.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.347

He served in Culross, Fife.


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

Born near Bathgate in 1785, and studied at Edinburgh University. He was ordained at Bressay, one of the Shetland Islands, in 1808; translated to Flisk, in Fife, 1810; and in 1832 to Clackmannan. He married, in 1813, Melville, daughter of Andrew Christie of Cupar. In 1834 he received a presentation to the Chair of Natural Philosophy in King’s College, Aberdeen. He signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. [His name does not appear on the List of signatories as printed in Ewing.] In 1845 he was appointed to the chair of Natural Science in New College, Edinburgh. Dr. Fleming attained a distinguished position among the naturalists of Scotland. He became eventually the greatest Scottish zoologist of his day. He died at Edinburgh, 1857.

Publications.—British Animals. The Philosophy of Zoology. Zoology article in The Bass Rock. Institutes of Science. The Lithology of Edinburgh. Numerous papers in scientific journals


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.302


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FLEMING, JOHN

Born at Rutherglen, 1824. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Newtyle, 1863. Married, 1873, Jessie Watson. Became senior minister, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.326

He served in Newtyle, Angus.


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FLEMING, JOHN

Born at Glasgow, 1829. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Forfar, East, 1856. Translated to Edinburgh, Tron, 1865. Married, 1867, Catherine Y. Milroy.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.7

He served in East, Forfar, Angus; and Tron, Edinburgh.


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FLEMING, JOHN

Born in Lanarkshire, 1852. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Sanquhar, 1883.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.108

He served in Sanquhar, Dumfries-shire.


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FLETCHER, JOHN

Born at Snizort, 1805. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Bracadale, 1849. Married, 1864, Flora Ann Clow. Died, 1876.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1809 in Snizort, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, the son of Alexander Fletcher, farmer, and Janet Bethune.

Education
He attended the parish school of Snizort. He studied for one year at Edinburgh University, taught for several years in different parts of the Highlands and resumed his studies in 1842. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-48.

Marriage
He married Flora Ann Clow on 19th April, 1864, at Parkhouse, Paisley Road, Govan, Glasgow (Registration: 1864 646/1 31 Govan). She was born about 1847 in Snizort, Inverness-shire, the daughter of Henry Clow, miller and farmer, and Euphemia Mclean.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dingwall. He was ordained in Bracadale, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, in 1849.

Death
He died on 29th May, 1876, at 29 Regent Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire, while on the way to attend the General Assembly, and was buried in Snizort. His wife died in 1923 in Portree, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.

Family
There is no evidence of any issue.

Sources
Inverclyde

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


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FLETCHER, JOHN ANDREW

Born at Torosay, Mull, 1844. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Muthill, 1874. Married, 1875, Margaret Ann Neill. Translated to Bothwell, 1880. Retired, 1894.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 18th and baptized on 26th May, 1842, in Torosay, Isle of Mull, Argyll, the son of Donald Fletcher and Marion MacPhail.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1868-72.

Marriage
He married Margaret Ann Neill on 9th March, 1875, in Newington, Edinburgh. She was born on 4th February, 1846, in Dairsie, Fife, the daughter of Robert Milne Neill, farmer, and Jane Murray.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 26th February, 1873. He was ordained in Muthill, Perthshire, in 1874; and translated to Bothwell, Lanarkshire, on 30th November, 1880. He resigned on 13th February, 1894. He removed to Edinburgh where he resided at 37 Kilmaurs Road.

Death
He died in 1906 in Newington, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1917 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Ann Fletcher born in 1876 in Muthil, Perthshire. A person of this name and age died in 1946 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire.

(2) Marion Fletcher born in 1878 in Muthill, Perthshire.

(3) John Andrew Fletcher born about 1882 in Bothwell, Lanarkshire.


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FLYTER, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born near Elgin, 1782. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Rothesay, Gaelic Church, 1810. Married, 1814, the eldest daughter of Dr. Ronald Bayne, Elgin. Translated, 1820, to Alness, Ross-shire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. He was followed into the Free Church by the great body of his people. Died, 1866.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.28

For family connections, see the Bayne Tree.

He served in Alness, Ross and Cromarty.

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


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FOOTE, ALEXANDER LEITH ROSS, D.D.

Born, 1805. Son of Rev. Robert Foote, Fettercairn. Studied at Aberdeen. Ordained at Brechin, 1834. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Mr. Foote was thrice married. His second wife was Jessie Murray; and his third, Alison Keir Cunningham. Became senior minister, 1865. Died, 1878.

Publications.—Incidents in the Life of our Saviour. Christianity in its Leading Aspects. Closing Scenes in the Life of Christ. Views of faith.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.381

He served in West, Brechin, Angus.


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FOOTE, JAMES, D.D.

Elder brother of foregoing. Born, 1781. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained at Logiepert, 1809. Married, 1812, Christian Aberdein. Translated to Aberdeen, East, 1825. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1849. Died, 1856.

Publications.—Lectures on the Gospel according to Luke. Treatise on Effectual Calling.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.15

He served in East, Aberdeen.


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FORBES, ALEXANDER

Born at Kinellar, Aberdeenshire, 1821. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Drumblade, 1848. Married, the same year, Mary Ogg. Died, 1897. A son of Mr. Forbes was Archibald Forbes, the well-known traveller and war correspondent.


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Background
He was baptized on 19th April, 1821, in Skene, Aberdeenshire, the son of George Forbes, farmer, Auchronie, and Mary Murdoch.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School. He graduated from Aberdeen University in 1841. He finished his divinity training under Dr Chalmers – enrolling in New College, Edinburgh, 1845-46.

Marriage
He married Mary Ogg on 10th August, 1848, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was baptized on 27th April, 1820, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the daughter of Henry Ogg, distiller, and Elspet Stuart.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Aberdeen. He was ordained in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire, on 24th March, 1848.

Death
He died on 20th September, 1897, at the Free Church Manse, Drumblade, Aberdeenshire. He had been unwell since the previous June. He was buried in Drumblade. His wife died in Drumblade in 1862.

Family
They had nine children, five of whom survived their father:

(1) Sir George Stuart Forbes born on 27th October and baptized on 2nd December, 1849, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire. He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1871. He was in the Indian Civil Service. He died on the 17th April, 1940, in Sevenoaks, Kent, England.

(2) Henry Ogg Forbes born on 30th January and baptized on 5th March, 1851, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire. He graduated LL.D. from Aberdeen University in 1894. He married Annabella Keith on 5th April, 1882, in Batavia, Indonesia. He was an explorer, biologist and zoologist. He was Director of Canterbury Museum, New Zealand, from 1890-1893; and Director of Museums to the Corporation of Liverpool from 1894. He died on 27th October, 1932, in Selsey, Sussex, England.

(3) Alexander Murdoch Forbes born on 19th November and baptized on 20th December, 1852, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire. He was a Free Church minister.

(4) A George Stuart Forbes, baptized on 1st January, 1854, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire, is certainly an entry in the Old Parish Records. But he never appears anywhere else, that I could see; and it is most unusual to have two children with the same names, if the first is still alive, as in this case.

(5) Alice Forbes born on 11th December, 1855, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire. She died there on 10th February, 1856.

(6) Mary Ann Forbes born on 31st January, 1857, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire.

(7) John James Forbes born on 10th December 1858, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire. He was a missionary from an American Presbyterian Church to the Mid Pacific Islands. He died in 1889 on his arrival there.

(8) Duncan Sim Forbes born on 21st September, 1860, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire. He lived in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa.

(9) Christina Lumsden Bain Forbes born on 12th December, 1862, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire. She married Andrew Alexander Philip of Belfast, Ireland, a physician and surgeon, in 1891. She died on 25th August, 1930, in St Martin, London, England.

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

Note that Archibald Forbes the war correspondent was not a son of this man but of Lewis William Forbes, a parish church minister. See FES, Vol.6, p.338.

The Aberdeen Journal, 12th April, 1848

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 21st September, 1897; 29th September, 1897


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FORBES, ALEXANDER LEITH, M.A.

Born, 1822. Licensed by the Presbytery of Ellon, 1847. Ordained at Methlick, 1850. Retired, 1852, and proceeded to Australia, where he found employment as a teacher.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 24th December, 1822, in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, the son of Charles Forbes and Elizabeth McRobbie.

Education
He gained an M.A. at Aberdeen University.

Marriage
He married Jane Clark on 19th January, 1852, in Methlick, Aberdeenshire. She was born on 1st April, 1827, the daughter of John Clark and his wife Rachel.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1847 by the Free Presbytery of Ellon. He was ordained in Methlick, Aberdeenshire, on 10th July, 1850.

Other
He and his wife Jane arrived in Sydney, New South Wales, on The Boomer in July, 1853. He then commenced a new life as a school master. In 1877, they moved to King Street, Ashfield, and joined the newly formed Ashfield Presbyterian Church on 4thDecember, 1877. He occupied various educational posts in New South Wales – in Singleton, Goulburn, Richmond and Cumberland.

Death
He died in December, 1892, in Ashfield, New South Wales. His wife died there on 3rd April, 1889.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) A son who died in infancy.

(2) Elizabeth Mary Forbes born on 15th October, 1854, in Singleton, New South Wales. For 35 years, she served as Secretary of the Women’s Missionary Association of the Presbyterian Church in New South Wales. On 3rd February, 1904, she married John Hay Goodlet. He was 19 years her senior; he had just been a widower for a little over a year, and the Goodlets and Forbes families had been longstanding friends. She died on 26th July, 1926, in Canterbury, and was buried in Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales.

Source
Paul F. Cooper, Webjournals


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FORBES, ALEXANDER MURDOCH, M.A.

Son of foregoing. Born, 1852. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Towie, Aberdeenshire, 1878. Married, the same year, Barbara Cran. Resigned, 1891. Died, 1898.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 19th November and baptized on 20th December, 1852, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire, the son of Alexander Forbes, minister, and Mary Ogg.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1876. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1873-77.

Marriage
He married Barbara Cran. She was born on 15th October and baptized on 16th November, 1853, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of George Cran, farmer, and Ann Smith.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Strathbogie on 14th June, 1877. He was ordained in Towie and Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, in 1878. By 1895 he was living at 1 Warrender Park Terrace and in the Post Office Directory he was described as a mathematical and classical tutor.

Death
He died on 18th November, 1898, in Grange, Edinburgh. His wife died there in 1917.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) George Cran Forbes born in 1880 in Towie Aberdeenshire. He died in 1940.

(2) Alexander Murdoch Forbes born in 1881 in Towie, Aberdeenshire.

(3) William Smith Forbes born in 1883 in Towie, Aberdeenshire. He died in 1952 in Aberdeen.

(4) Margaret Howie Forbes born in 1885 in Towie, Aberdeenshire.

(5) Annie S. Forbes born in 1887 in Towie, Aberdeenshire.

(6) Henry Nicol Forbes born in 1889 in Towie, Aberdeenshire. He was a clergyman of the Church of England. He died in the 2nd quarter of 1965 in Lewes, Sussex, England.


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FORBES, DANIEL M. (or DONALD)

Born near Pitlochry, 1831. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Edderton, Ross-shire, 1866. Married, 1867, Margaret Ross. Died, 1900.


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Background
According to family sources he was not the Daniel Forbes born on 25th and baptized on 27th July, 1831, in Kirkmichael, Perthshire, the son of Hector Forbes and Margaret McLachlan. He was rather the Donald Forbes born on 14th and baptized on 28th April, 1831, in Moulin, Perthshire, the son of John Forbes, shepherd, and Mary MacGregor. This is certainly the parentage given in his marriage certificate. Strangely, his death certificate gives his parentage as the son of Alexander Forbes and someone MacGregor, Christian name unknown. This may be explained by the fact that his death was registered by Hugh Ross Mackintosh, a nephew of his wife’s, and therefore someone not so acquaint with the Forbes side of the family.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1860. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1859-63.

Marriage
He married Margaret Black Ross on 22nd October, 1867, at 119 George Street, Glasgow. She was baptized on 20th May, 1838, in Kilchoman, Isle of Islay, Argyll, the daughter of Hugh Ross, teacher, and Mary McGilvray. She was the sister of Jessie Ross who married Alexander Mackintosh, a Free Church minister; and of Agnes Ross, a Free Church missionary in India, who married Walter Joss, a missionary there of the London Missionary Society.

Ministry
He was probably licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh, on 29th July, 1863. Though he received a call from Latheron, Caithness, to be colleague and successor to George Davidson, he was ordained in Edderton, Ross and Cromarty, on 26th July, 1866.

Death
He died on 17th May, 1900, in the Free Church Manse, Edderton, Ross and Cromarty. His wife died there in 1897. They are buried in Edderton Cemetery: see gravestone.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Sources
Correspondence from family member

Glasgow Herald, 23rd October, 1867


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FORBES, DONALD

Born at Lochcarron, 1821. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lochcarron, 1859. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Nicolson. Died, 1898.


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Background
He was born on 19th July, 1821, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Lachlan Forbes, mason, and Kate Tolmie.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1853-57, and conducted the Free Church congregational school in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty, in his breaks from College.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Nicolson on 19th August, 1859, at the home of the bride, 44 Cumberland Street, Edinburgh (Registration: 1859 685/2 258 St Andrew (Edinburgh)). She was born (or baptised) on 23rd July, 1835, in South Leith, Edinburgh, the daughter of John Nicolson, messenger, and Mary McNaughton.

Ministry
He was ordained in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty. For the last three years of his ministry he required the help of assistants. He was making preparations for his retirement, when he passed away.

Death
He died on 2nd May, 1898, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty. He died in the place he was born, the Free Church Manse having been built on the site of his father’s cottage. His wife died in 1906 in Inverness. They are buried in Lochcarron and their gravestone bears this inscription:

“Erected by/the people of Lochcarron/and other friends/over the grave of/The Rev. DONALD FORBES/for 40 years minister/of the/Free Church of Lochcarron/a man greatly beloved/and esteemed for his saintly life/for his exclusive devotion/to his master’s work, for his sound evangelical/preaching and for the modesty/meekness and gentleness/of his charcter.

“He died where he was born/on the 2nd May 1890/aged 77 years.

“ELIZABETH NEWTON/his beloved wife, died 24 June 1807/and his daughters/ISABELLA, died 24 September 1875/ELIZABETH, died 28 January 1887/also his son/DONALD died in London 3 Feby. 1896.”

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Forbes born on 3rd July, 1860, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty.

(2) John Forbes born on 15th November, 1861, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty.

(3) Lachlan Forbes born on 23rd October, 1862, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty.

(4) Donald Forbes born on 30th December, 1863, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty. He died on 3rd February, 1896, in Shoreditch, London, England.

(5) Mary Kate Forbes born on 25th July, 1865, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty. She married John MacLennan in 1897 in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty. She died in 1932, in Inverness.

(6) Elizabeth Forbes born on 31st March, 1867, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty. She died there on 28th January, 1887.

(7) Isabella Forbes, born on 11th June, 1870, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty. She died there on 24th September, 1875.

(8) Agnes Forbes born on 30th September, 1871, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty.

(9) William Sinclair Forbes born on 3rd June, 1874, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty. He married Mary Jones in the 3rd quarter of 1901 in Edmonton, London, England. They were living in West Ham, Essex, England in 1911. He died there in the 4th quarter of 1929.

(10) Douglas Forbes born in 1876 in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty.

Sources
Gravestones

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


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FORBES, JAMES

Born in the parish of Reay, Caithness, 1816. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Cluny, 1844. Resigned, 1858. Married, 1882, Mary MacCombie. Died, 1897.


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Background
He was baptized on 9th December, 1816, in Reay, Caithness, the son of Arthur Forbes, farmer, and Mary Tulloch.

Marriage
He married Mary MacCombie on 27th June, 1882, at 7 Albert Place, Stirling (the home of the Free Church minister, William Fullarton Goldie (Registration: 1882 490/ 52 Stirling). She was baptized on 28th December, 1822, in Tough, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of Charles MacCombie of Tillyfour, and Anne Black. At the time of her marriage to James Forbes she was a widow. Her death record does not give the name of any husband except James Forbes. A possibility is that she married Patrick Campbell Auld in Tough, Aberdeenshire, on 23rd July, 1848. His death was registered in Aberdeen in 1866. This identification is confirmed by the fact that Mary Auld was living in Tillyfour, the McCombie home, in 1881 – the widow of “land scape painter”. By this marriage Mary McCombie had at least three sons, all born in London: Patrick Auld, who died in England; William Auld, who died in Australia; and Robert Campbell Auld, who was a farmer, with his mother, in 1881 and latterly emigrated to New York, USA.

Ministry
He was ordained in Cluny, Aberdeenshire. In October, 1857, the Presbytery considered “certain charges and allegations affecting his ministerial character and usefulness” raised by some office bearers and members of the Cluny congregation.

Other
After retiring, he lived in various places. In 1861, he was in Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire; in 1871, he was in Edinburgh; ten years later he was in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire; in 1891 he was in Oban, Argyll – always as a Free Church minister.

Death
He died on 4th December, 1897, in Kilbride, Argyll. His wife died in 1900 in Muckairn, Argyll.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Family
The Aberdeen Journal, 21st October, 1857


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FORBES, JOHN, D.D. (St. Andrews), LL.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Moulin, 1800. Studied at the University, St. Andrews. After being licensed by the Presbytery of Perth, Dr. Forbes became Mathematical Master in Perth Academy. Ordained at Newington (Hope Park Chapel, Edinburgh), 1826. Translated, 1828, to the Outer High Church (St. Paul’s), Glasgow. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1874. Giving the scanty leisure of a city minister to the study, Dr. Forbes produced a book on a purely mathematical subject as original as any that has appeared in this country since the days of Napier of Merchiston. In the first Union negotiations Dr. Forbes identified himself with the “Constitutional party.” Died, 1874.

Publication.—The Differential and Integral Calculus.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.463

He served in St. Paul’s, Glasgow.

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

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


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FORBES, ROBERT, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1812. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Aberdeen, and ordained as Evening Lecturer at John Knox’s Church, 1834. Translated, 1836, to Woodside, Aberdeenshire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1844, Jane Harvey. Died, 1859.

Publication.—The well-known Digest of Rules and Procedure in the Free Church. Posthumous.—Remains: With Sketch of Life.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.42

He served in Woodside, Aberdeen.


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FORDYCE, JAMES

Born in Uist, 1830. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. In 1862 Mr. Fordyce began, under the leadership of Rev. D. M’Coll, of the Wynd, Glasgow, a mission in the village of Auchinairn, near Glasgow, which ultimately ripened into a charge established in the neighbouring village of Bishopbriggs. Licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow, 1862. Ordained at Bishopbriggs, 1865. Married, 1870, Mary Wilson Galloway. Died, 1891.


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Background
He was born about 1830, in Unst, Shetland, the son of William Fordyce, ship’s captain, and Margaret Robertson. He was perhaps a first cousin of Robert Fordyce.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1853.

Marriage
He married Mary Wilson Gallaway on 28th June, 1870, at the bride’s home, 183 Bath Street, Glasgow (Registration: 1870 644/6 245 Blythswood). She was baptized on 10th March, 1846, in Cadder, Lanarkshire, the daughter of James Gallaway, landed proprietor, and Mary Fleming.

Ministry
He was called to Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, on 24th August, 1865, and ordained there on 28th September, 1865.

Death
He died on 23rd October, 1891, in Bishopbriggs, Glasgow. His wife’s death was registered in 1901 in Blythswood, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Fleming Fordyce born on 15th June, 1871, in Cadder, Lanarkshire. She died in 1961 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(2) Margaret Robertson Fordyce born on 5th July, 1873, in Cadder, Lanarkshire. She married John Guy in 1903 in Partick, Glasgow. She died there in 1954.

(3) Agnes Willis Fordyce born in 1875 in Cadder, Lanarkshire. She died in 1969 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(4) Elizabeth Rober* Fordyce born in 1878 in Cadder, Lanarkshire. She died in 1962 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(5) Jemima Gallaway Fordyce born in1881 in Cadder, Lanarkshire. She died there in 1883.

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

Glasgow Herald, 25th August, 1865


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FORDYCE, JOHN

Born at Forgue, 1819. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Appointed superintendent of Ladies’ Institution or Orphanage, Calcutta, 1852. Married, the same year, Wortley M.A.M. Stewart. Licensed by Calcutta Presbytery, 1855, by leave of the Assembly. Returning to this country, 1857, was ordained at Duns, 1858. Translated to Cardiff, 1866. In 1870 appointed minister of the Simla Union Church, and commissioner of the Anglo-Indian Christian Union. Returned to Britain, 1885, and appointed general secretary and treasurer to the Society. While in Calcutta Mr. Fordyce was instrumental in organising and carrying into effect the system, first suggested by Dr. Thomas Smith, of the visitation of native ladies in their own homes by European female missionaries specially trained for the work, which has developed into the Zenana Mission.

Publications.—Eastern Females’ Friend. Mountain Echoes, etc.


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Background
He was born on 7th and baptized on 9th June, 1819, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire, the son of James Fordyce and Ann Adam.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1851-52.

Marriage
He married Wortley Montague Moir Stewart on 5th September, 1852, in Edinburgh. She was born about 1820 in Prussia.

Ministry
He was ordained in Duns, Boston Church, Berwickshire, in 1858. He was translated to Cardiff, Wales, and thereafter in 1870 was appointed to Simla, Upper India. He expected to arrive in Bombay, India, on 29th April.

Death
He died in the 4th quarter of 1902 in Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England. His wife died there in the second quarter of 1900.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Augusta Annie Fordyce born about 1854 in the East Indies. She is said to have married someone Kennedy in India. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1883 in Fylde, Lancashire, England.

(2) Boston Elphinstone Fordyce born 20th August, 1858, in Duns, Berwickshire. He married Mabel Dakeyne Moxon in the 2nd quarter of 1890 in Northampton, England. He died in the 1st quarter of 1932 in Cambridge, England.

(3) Charles James Montague Fordyce born on 10th November, 1862, in Duns, Berwickshire. He died in 1874 in Blythswood, Glasgow.

Source
Western Mail, Cardiff, Wales, 13th May, 1870


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FORDYCE, ROBERT

Born in Unst, 1836. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1872, at West Port, Hawick. Married, 1874, Mary Ker. Died, 1893


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Background
He was born on 8th February and baptized on 19th March, 1835, in Unst, Shetland, the son of Bruce Fordyce and Margaret Bruce. He was perhaps a first cousin of James Fordyce.

Education
He engaged in business in Edinburgh, saving up to study. He studied at Edinburgh University from November, 1859, and then enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1864-68.

Marriage
He married Mary Ker in 1874 in Hawick, Roxburghshire. She was born there about 1846, the daughter of Thomas Ker, blacksmith, and Mary Scott.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1868; served as a probationer in Wick, Caithness; Aberdeeen; Crossford, Lanarkshire; and Portobello, Edinburgh; and was ordained at West Port, Hawick, Roxburghshire, on 5th November, 1872.

Death
He died on 22nd November, 1893, in Hawick, Roxburghshire. His wife died on 10th March, 1901, at 14 Montpelier Park, Edinburgh, registered in St Giles, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Ker Fordyce born in 1875 in Hawick, Roxburghshire.

(2) Bruce Fordyce born in 1876 in Hawick, Roxburghshire. He died there in 1882.

(3) Margaret Suneva Fordyce born in 1878 in Hawick, Roxburghshire. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1966 in Worthing, Sussex, England.

(4) Ephemia Ker Fordyce born on 29th May, 1882, in Hawick, Roxburghshire. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1969 in Worthing, Sussex, England.

(5) Thomas Kerr Fordyce born on 2nd October, 1884, in Hawick, Roxburghshire

Sources
Records.ancestry

Bayanne.info

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


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FORDYCE, WILLIAM

Born in the island of Fetlar, 1840. When an infant an accident deprived him of sight, and his father died when he was only five years of age. He began as a lad of nineteen to conduct missions in the parishes of Shetland, specially for the benefit of those afflicted like himself. Appointed as preacher in charge of the Free Church station of Quarff, Shetland, 1868. Shortly after his settlement, despite his blindness, he started a school and conducted it successfully until a Board School took its place. He was for many years a member of the Lerwick School Board, and for some time a member of the Parish Council.


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William Laurence Fordyce

Background
He was born on 30th December, 1838, and baptized on 6th February, 1839, in Fetlar, Shetland, the son of Robert Fordyce, small farmer and fisherman, and Mary (Molly) Hunter.

Marriage
He married Margaret Sutherland on 4th December, 1873, in Lerwick, Shetland. She was born on 4th November, 1839, in Nesting, Shetland, the daughter of Gilbert Sutherland and Bruce Morrison.

Ministry
He served in Quarff and Burra, Shetland. The General Assembly of May 1900 recommended that he, being then a missionary, be ordained to this charge on the understanding that he should not be eligible for any other charge except by the express permission of the Assembly. Prior to this he was already styled “Rev. William Fordyce, Free Church Manse, Quarff” – but I haven’t yet found a reference to his being licensed.

Death
He died on 29th December, 1909, in Quarff, Shetland. His wife died on 24th July, 1920, in Lerwick, Shetland.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Robert Fordyce born on 2nd January, 1875, in Quarff, Shetland. He died on 11th July, 1892, in Lerwick, Shetland.

(2) William Fordyce born 5th February, 1877, in Quarff, Shetland. In 1901 he was a blacksmith.

(3) Alexander Brown Fordyce born on 13th March, 1879, in Quarff, Shetland. He died there on 22nd July, 1896.

(4) George Clark Fordyce born on 30th July, 1881, in Quarff, Shetland. In 1901 he was an apprentice blacksmith. He died on 10th February, 1956, in Lerwick, Shetland.

(5) Margaret Jane Stobo Fordyce born on 22nd September, 1884, in Quarff, Shetland. She died on 16th January, 1965, in Lerwick, Shetland.

Sources
Sites.google.com

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 6th April, 1897, p.7

Glasgow Herald, 4th June, 1900


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FORGAN, JOHN

Born at St. Andrews, 1849. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1875, at Cullen. [Vol. 2 says this was 1876.] Married, 1882, Jane Campbell Fisher. Appointed minister of the European congregation, Bombay, 1884. Resigned, 1889. Became superintendent of the Edinburgh City Mission, 1894.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.423

Background
He was baptized on 30th December, 1849, in St Andrews, Fife, the son of Robert Forgan, founder of club-making firm, and Elizabeth Berwick. His sister, Wilhelmina Forgan, married Alexander Stewart MacTavish, a Free Church minister; and his brother Robert Forgan was a Free Church minister.

Education
He attended Forres Academy, and St Andrews University, Fife, 1866-1870.

Marriage
He married Jane Campbell Fisher on 20th September, 1882, at the bride’s home, 628 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh (Registration: 1882 685/4 224 St Giles). She was baptised on 10th August, 1851, in Blackford, Perthshire, the daughter of Alexander Fisher, commercial traveller, and Isabella McDougall.

Ministry
He was ordained in Cullen, Banffshire. He accepted an appointment to the Free Church congregation in Bombay in 1884. In 1892 “Rev John Forgan, late of Simla” acted as interim moderator in Bridge of Allan for six months while James Miller, the minister there, was on leave of absence in Australia and New Zealand. He was appointed superintendent of the Edinburgh City Mission in 1894. During his time in Edinburgh he took an interest in many social issues. He also took his place in the United Free Church Assembly as an elder representing an Indian Presbytery. He retired from that work in 1904. He then became minister of Durris United Free Church, Aberdeenshire; he retired from that work on 30th September, 1913. After doing some locum work, he settled in Edinburgh.

Death
He died on 12th February, 1933; his death was registered in Haymarket, Edinburgh. His wife’s death was registered in 1925, in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Source
The Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 14th December, 1878, gives an account of the Anniversary Service and the social connected with it. I mention this not because this is unique but, on the contrary, because it is typical of the way congregations did things at that time.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 4th August, 1881

Glasgow Herald, 21st September, 1892

Manchester Times, Manchester, Lancashire, England, 23rd November, 1894

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 16th December, 1898, p.4; 6th December, 1904, p.3; 5th August, 1913, p.8; 14th February, 1933, p.10


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FORGAN, ROBERT, B.D.

Born at St. Andrews, 1860. Brother of above. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Montrose, St. George’s, 1886. Married, 1888, Mary Grace Rose. Translated to Rothesay, West, 1892; and to Aberdeen, Gilcomston, 1898.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.413

He married Mary Grace Rose, the daughter of Donaldson Rose, a Free Church minister.

His sister, Wilhelmina Forgan, married Alexander Stewart MacTavish, a Free Church minister; and his brother John Forgan was a Free Church minister.

He served in St. George’s, Montrose, Angus; West, Rothesay, Bute; and Gilcomston, Aberdeen.


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FORLONG, WILLIAM

Born, 1816. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkmaiden, 1853. Married, 1859, Catherine Low. Appointed to Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, 1858. [Vol. 2 says he was there till 1857.] Died about 1878.


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Background
He was born on 16th January, 1816, in Glasgow, the son of William Forlong, Esq., of Erins, North Knapdale, Argyll, and Crawfurd Pollok Gordon. (Anyone interested in the genealogy of this lady could profitably consult an item entitled Funeral of Mr Gordon of Parkhill in the Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 10th March, 1882.)

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1841. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-48.

Marriage
He married Catharine Low on 23rd August, 1859, at the bride’s home, 64 Union Street, Aberdeen. She was the daughter of James Low, farmer, and Susan Scott or Smith. She was born on 14th January, 1838, (1901 census) or June, 1830, (1911 census).

Ministry
He was chaplain in Bermuda to the 42nd Highlanders, The Black Watch, in 1848. He left on account of poor health and became Free Church minister in Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire, 1853-57. He demitted his charge in 1857. He was then minister in Kentville, Nova Scotia, from about 1859-1869; and then at LaChute, Presbytery of Montreal, 1872-1893.

Death
He died at Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on 18th April, 1906. A Catherine Duthie Forlong died there on 11th October, 1918.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Gordon Forlong born on 3rd October, 1862. He died in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on 5th June, 1942.

(2) James Cornwallis Forlong born on 12th November, 1863. He died on 22nd January, 1939, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

(3) Lucyn Robina Crawfurd Forlong born on 29th March, 1866. She died on 20th April, 1955, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

(4) Thomas Hamilton Forlong born on 5th November, 1874. He married Florence Ethel, sometime between 1901 and 1911. He died on 18th February, 1956, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Sources
Findagrave

Rootsweb


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FORMAN, ADAM, M.A.

Born at Carmunnock, 1794. Son of Rev. Adam Forman, minister there, and afterwards at Kirkintilloch. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ordained at Innerwick, Haddingtonshire, 1824, Married, 1828, Margaret Coates Hamilton; and, 1838, Jane Turnbull. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Leven, 1844. [Vol. 2 under Leven says he went to Leven in 1843.] Died, 1865.

Publication.—Posthumous.—The Common Salvation; a volume of sermons.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.411

He served in Innerwick, East Lothian; and Leven, Fife.

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FORREST, ANDREW

Born in Fife, 1837. Studied at the Universities, St. Andrews and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Innerleithen, 1866. Married, 1868, Margaret Higgins Witherspoon. [Vol. 2 says he left here 1869.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 13th September and baptized on 5th October, 1837, in Kettle, Fife, the son of James Forrest, gardner, and Elizabeth Kilgour.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1861-65.

Marriage
He married Margaret Higgins Wotherspoon on 29th September, 1868, in St Andrew, Edinburgh. She was born on 22nd September, 1840, in Edinburgh, the daughter of James Bald Maxton Wotherspoon and Mary Paris. Her father was a cloth merchant shopman and, later, an insurance office clerk.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 5th July, 1865. He was ordained in Innerleithen, Peebles-shire, on 10th August, 1866. He resigned his charge in 1869.

Death
He died in 1886 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Forrest born on 7th September, 1869 in Innerleithen, Peebles-shire.

(2) Andrew Forrest born on 29th November, 1870, in Edinburgh.

(3) Thomas Wotherspoon Forrest born on 8th August 1873. His birth was registered in Abercorn, West Lothian, but in the censuses etc his birth is given as Newton, Linlithgow. He emigrated to the USA in 1908 and was naturalised in Colorado State. He married Kathleen. He died there in 1952 and was buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado.

(4) Hay Grieve Forrest born in 1875 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(5) Mary Paris Forrest born in 1877 in North Leith, Edinburgh. She married Alexander B. Robertson in 1904 in Canongate, Edinburgh. She died in 1955 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Surely one of the saddest of death notices: “At 8 Mulberry Place, Bonnington, on the 19th ult., of scarlet fever, James, aged 7 years; on the 22nd, Andrew, aged 5 years 11 months; and on the 31st Hay Grieve, aged 19 months, sons of the Rev. Andrew Forrest” (The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 3rd November, 1876, p.2).

Source
Findagrave


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FORREST, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Forfar, 1851. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Harthill, 1878. Married, the same year, Margaret Salmond Lindsay.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.38

He served in Harthill, Lanarkshire.


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FORREST, JOSEPH, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Stevenston, Ayrshire, 1876. Married, 1879, Janet Ritchie Paton; and, 1886, Katherine Ann Skottowe. Translated, 1885, to Douglas, Isle of Man; and, 1890, to Fraserburgh.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.441

He served in Stevenston, Ayrshire; and Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire.


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FORREST, ROBERT, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1844. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, 1878. Died, 1898.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 15th June, 1844, in Edinburgh, the son of Robert Forrest, butler, and Sarah Wilson or Taylor. His father died when he was young and his mother married George Taylor in 1855.

Education
He attended Moray House School, Edinburgh, where he was dux. He then trained as a teacher in Moray House, entering it in 1864. He graduated M.A from Edinburgh University in 1871. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1871-75.

He travelled extensively in North America and Northern Europe before entering New College, Edinburgh, in 1872.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 25th October, 1876. After licence, he was assistant to James Nicoll in Free St Stephen’s, Glasgow, and to Robert Walter Stewart in Leghorn, Italy. He was ordained in St. Cuthbert’s or West, Edinburgh, in 1878, as colleague and successor to Sir Henry Wellwood Moncreiff, who died in 1883.

Death
He died of a general haemorrhage on 16th February, 1898, at 21 Gillespie Crescent, Edinburgh, and was buried in Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh, on 21st February.

Family
He never married.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Robert Forrest

Glasgow Herald, 22nd February, 1898


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FORREST, WALTER

Born in Lanarkshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, 1899. [Not mentioned in Vol. 2.]


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.517

He served in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire.


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FORRESTER, ALEXANDER, D.D.

Born at Kirkliston, 1806. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Sorbie, Wigtownshire, 1835. Married, 1841, Margaret Davidson. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Paisley, Middle, 1844. In 1847 Dr. Forrester went as a deputy to Canada, and in 1848 returned to Halifax as minister of Chalmers’ Church there. He gathered round him a class of students of theology whom he trained for the ministry. In 1855 he was appointed Superintendent of Education and Principal of the Normal School in the Province of Nova Scotia. Died, 1869.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.377

He served in Sorbie, Wigtownshire; and Middle, Perth, Renfrewshire.

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


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FORRESTER, WILLIAM GREY

Brother of the foregoing. Born at Kirkliston, 1826. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Auldearn, Morayshire, 1858. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Kay. Became senior minister, 1885. Died, 1886.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 11th April, 1826, in Kirkliston, West Lothian, the son of Alexander Forrester, florist, and Jean Gray. He does not then appear to be the brother of the foregoing, who is the son of John Forrester according to FES. So this needs looked at further.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1845-47.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Kay on 16th December, 1858, at the bride’s home, Cocklaw, Currie, Midlothian (Registration: 1858 682/ 11 Currie). She was baptized on 9th May, 1823, in Uphall, West Lothian, the daughter of Archibald Kay, farmer, and Agnes Meek.

Ministry
In 1851 he is described as “Minister of Millerston Free Church.” See Ewing’s list of congregations under Millerston, Glasgow. He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh in 1856. He then was assistant to Walter McGilvray of Aberdeen. He was ordained in Auldearn, Moray, in 1858. In 1865 he was called to Tron, Edinburgh, as colleague and successor of Andrew Milroy, but he remained in Auldearn. On 4th November, 1885, John McNeill was inducted here as his colleague and successor. He then moved to Nairn.

Death
He died at Railway Terrace, Nairn, on 28th December, 1886. His death was registered in 1887 in Nairn. His wife died in 1910 in Colinton, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

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


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FORSYTH, DAVID

Born at Kirkintilloch, 1853. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1884, at Rose Street Church, Glasgow. Married, the same year, Isabella Hogg. Translated, 1898, to Shawlands, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.251

He served in Rose Street, Glasgow; and Shawlands, Glasgow.


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FORWELL, WILLIAM

Born at Ayr, 1831. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Married, 1859, Elizabeth M’Laren. Ordained at Alva, 1870. Resigned, 1871, owing to ill-health, and returned to business. In 1882 he undertook the mission charge of Blochairn, Glasgow, but was again obliged to resign, 1885. Died, 1889.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in 1836 in Ayr, the son of Henry Forwell, farmer, and Eliza Lyon. He was a baker by trade.

Education
He entered Glasgow University in 1861. During his student days he worked as a missionary in the Bridgegate, Glasgow.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth McLaren on 8th November, 1859, in Saltcoats, Ayrshire (Registration: 1859 576/ 55) . She was born about 1842 in Saltcoats, Ayrshire, the daughter of William McLaren, silk weaver, and Sarah Templeton.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow on 16th June, 1869. As a probationer he served some time in Harthill. He was ordained in Alva, Clackmannanshire, in 1870. He resigned his charge in 1871, the state of his health rendering this necessary. He then set up a biscuit factory in Dundee. He returned to full time ministry in 1881 and was settled in Blochairn, Glasgow. A church building, costing £5232 19/1, was opened on 28th April, 1883, the church having previously worshipped in a hall. At that time it was stated that the membership of the congregation had grown from 93 to 233 in two years. But the state of his health led him again to resign his charge, and on 24th April, 1885, he was presented with a beautiful gold drawing room timepiece and ornaments to mark his departure.

Death
He died on 17th April, 1889, on a steamer sailing between Marseilles, France, and Gibraltar. He was buried in Gibraltar. His wife died in the 1st quarter of 1918 in Edmonton, London, England.

Publications
The Gospel in the Bakehouse: Sketch of the Life of Hugh Main, Winter, Duncan and Co., Dundee, 1874

A Thousand Miles’ Cruise in the Silver Cloud: from Dundee to France and back in a small boat, Blackie & Son, Glasgow, 1879

Remarks on Professor Smith’s theory of scripture, Mathew, Dundee, 1881

Sermon on Christian giving

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Isabella Forwell born on 29th November, 1860, in Dundonald, Ayrshire. She married Alexander Foote in 1891 in Greenock, Renfrewshire. She died in 1953 in Pollok, Glasgow.

(2) William Forwell born 17th April, 1863, in Glasgow. He succeeded his father in a baking and biscuit business in Dundee in 1881. He took great interest in educational affairs and obtained the First-Class Honours Certificate and prize of the City and Guilds of London Institute. He entered Dundee Town Council in 1906, and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1907. He was the President of the Scottish Association of Master Bakers for 1907-8. He died in 1943 in Broughty Ferry, Dundee.

(3) Henry Forwell born 20th April, 1865, in Glasgow. He died in 1946 in George Square, Edinburgh.

(4) James Forwell born on 4th September, 1867, in Edinburgh. He married Elizabeth Darroch in 1893 in Govan, Glasgow. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1923 in Brentford, London, England.

(5) Manson Forwell born on 6th December, 1869, in Govan, Glasgow. He married Mary Neil, in 1889 in Greenock, Renfrewshire. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1940 in Paddington, London, England.

(6) John Lyon Forwell born on 13th February, 1873 in Dundee. He died there that same year.

(7) Elizabeth Forwell born on 7th March, 1874, in Dundee.

(8) John Forwell born on 7th March, 1874, in Dundee. He died there that same year.

(9) David Forwell born in 1876 in Dundee. He married Catherine Grace Robinson in the 3rd quarter of 1904 in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1955 in Totnes, Devon, England.

(10) Charles Forwell born in 1878 in Dundee. He died there in 1881.

(11) Julia Forwell born on 13th March, 1880, at 150 Hilltown, Dundee. She married John Smith Campbell, cycle manufacturer, of 50 Brougham Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire, in Kelvin, Glasgow. She died there in 1957.

Sources
Icsarchive.org

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

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 7th January, 1874

The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 23rd March, 1880; 1st May, 1883; 27th April, 1885


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FOWLER, THOMAS, M.A.

Born in Fife, 1846. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Newmilns (or Loudoun) in 1880. Mr. Fowler resigned, 1891, and went to Canada.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 24th September and baptized on 19th November, 1846, in Anstruther West, Fife, the son of Thomas Fowler, sailor, and Jane Taylor.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1873. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1873-77.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 24th April, 1878. He then served as assistant to William Laughton, Greenock, before being ordained in Loudoun, Ayrshire, on 11th March, 1880, as colleague and successor to Andrew Noble, who died in 1882. He accepted a call to become minister in St Matthew’s Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and was loosed from his charge by his Presbytery on 16th April, 1891. He was presented at the Union of the United Presbyterian Church with the majority of the Free Church, as a representative of the Presbyterian Church of Canada. He perhaps returned to Scotland, for a Thomas Fowler died suddenly in Crieff, Perthshire, on 13th April, 1909, aged 62; and was buried there on 16th April. He had been interim minister of the South United Free Church in Crieff since January.

Family
His sister stayed with him in Canada. There is no sign that he ever married.

Source
Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 16th April, 1891

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 1st November, 1900, p.7; 17th April, 1909, p.10


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FRANCES, ROBERT

Born at Lanark, 1861. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Methil, Fife, 1894. Married, the same year, Agnes Rodney MacKay.


Supplementary Information

He is Robert Francis, for example, in his marriage record.

FUFC, p.366

He served in Methil, Fife.


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FRASER, ALEXANDER

Born, 1804. Son of Rev. D. Fraser, Kirkhill. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cawdor, 1828. Translated, 1837, to Kirkhill. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Visited Canada in the deputations of 1846. In 1854 acted as chaplain to the Highland Brigade in the Crimean War, and shared in the hardships of the troops there. His health broke down, and he was obliged to return home. Mr. Fraser was the fourth in descent of a succession which, at his jubilee in 1878, had been associated with the ministry in Kirkhill parish for 105 years—son, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Died, 1883.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.474

For family connections, see the McBean Fraser Tree.

He served in Kirkhill, Inverness-shire.

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


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FRASER, ALEXANDER

Born at Glenurquhart, 1820. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Coll, Argyllshire, 1855. The islands of Coll and Tiree were united as one charge under Mr. Fraser. Married, 1857, Sarah Fraser. Became senior minister, 1881.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born (or baptised) on 24th November, 1820, in Urquhart and Glenmoriston, Inverness-shire, the son of John Fraser, farmer, and Catherine Mclean.

Education
An Alexander Fraser, Urquhart, was enrolled in Aberdeen University in 1844 and studied for one year there. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1849-52.

Marriage
He married Sarah Fraser on 25th June, 1857, at the bride’s home, 7 Petty Street, Inverness (Registration: 1857 098/ 57). She was born (or baptised) on 25th February, 1834, in Inverness, the daughter of John Fraser, baker, and Joanna McKinnon.

Ministry
He served in Coll, Argyll. Roderick Ross was ordained there as his colleague and successor in 1882.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Fraser born about 1859 in Inverness.

(2) Johanna Fraser born about 1860 in Inverness.

(3) Catherine Fraser born in 1862 in Coll, Argyll.

(4) Margaret Fraser born in 1864 in Coll, Argyll. She died there in 1871.

(5) Maria Esther Fraser born in 1867 in Coll, Argyll. She married George Joseph Rickman in the 4th quarter of 1901 in Thanet, Kent, England. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1962 in Chichester, Sussex, England.

(6) Alexander Bald Harvey Fraser born in 1870 in Coll, Argyll. He died on 23rd October, 1913, in Lanark.

(7) Elizabeth Margaret Harvey Fraser born 1872 in Coll, Argyll.

(8) Robina Kelly Fraser born in 1875 in Coll, Argyll. She married James Smith on 7th October, 1909 at the Windsor Hotel, Glasgow. He was proprietor of the Ugadale Arms Hotel, Machrihanish, Argyll.

(9) William John Fraser born in 1878 in Coll, Argyll.

Sources
The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 27th October, 1913, p.14

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FRASER, ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, Hon. D.C.L., Hon. LL.D. (Princeton. Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen), Hon. Litt.D. (Dublin), etc.

Born in Ardchattan Manse, Argyllshire, 1819, the son of the Rev. Hugh Fraser, minister of the parish. After studying at Edinburgh University and Theological Hall he was ordained at Cramond, on the Firth of Forth, in 1844. In 1846 he was appointed Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the New College, Edinburgh, and, in 1850, married Jemima Gordon, daughter of William Dyce, Aberdeen. In 1856 he became Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in Edinburgh University, in succession to Sir William Hamilton. He retired in 1891. From 1894 to 1896 he was Gifford Lecturer on Natural Theology in Edinburgh University.

Publications.—Essays in Philosophy. Essays, Philosophical and Miscellaneous. Philosophy of Theism. Biographia Philosophica. Editions of and Selections from the Works of Bishop Berkeley. Thomas Reid (“Famous Scots” Series).


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 3rd September, 1819, in the Manse at Ardchattan, Argyll, the son of Hugh Fraser – later a Free Church minister – and Maria Helen Campbell. For some ministerial connections, see the Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

Education
He was educated at home; then at Glasgow University for a year. He then graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University on 30th April, 1838, and completed his divinity studies there in 1843.

Marriage
He married Jemima Gordon Dyceon 30th April, 1850, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She was born in 1819, the daughter of William Dyce and Margaret Chalmers.

Ministry
He was ordained in Cramond, Edinburgh, in 1844. He was Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in New College, Edinburgh, 1846-1856. For his subsequent academic career see the references below.

Death
He died on 2nd December, 1914, in Edinburgh. His wife died in 1907 in Lasswade, Midlothian. They are buried together in Lasswade.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Hugh John Edward Fraser born (or baptised) on 30th April, 1851, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. He was an advocate. He died in 1908 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(2) Maria Helen Campbell Fraser born in 1858 in the Newington and Grange Registration District, Edinburgh. She married Robert Brodie Forman on 28th January, 1891, in Rosslyn Chapel], Midlothian. He was then described as “of Liverpool and San Francisco”. He was the son of http://ecclegen.com/ministers-f/#FORMAN, ADAM>Adam Forman, a Free Church minister. He was connected with the Balfour-Guthrie company of San Francisco, the Guthrie component being represented by Alexander Guthrie, the son of http://ecclegen.com/ministers-g/#GUTHRIE THOMAS>Thomas Guthrie, a Free Church minister. She died in 1947 in Roberton, Roxburghshire.

(3) Alexander Campbell Fraser born in 1860 in St George, Edinburgh. He was a clergyman of the Church of England. He married Mary Matthew in the 2nd quarter of 1890 in Sunderland, County Durham, England. He died in the 2nd quarter of 1941 in Richmond, Yorkshire, England.

Sources
Wiki

Scottishphilosophy

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 31st January, 1891

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 3rd July, 1914, p.12; 18th September, 1914, p.1


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FRASER, ALEXANDER GARDEN, D.D. (New York)

Born at New York, 1814. Studied at the Universities, New York and Edinburgh. Ordained, 1845, as minister of the English congregation in Bombay. Married, 1846, Joanna Mary Shaw. Appointed Professor of English Literature and Moral Philosophy in the Government College at Poona, 1852. Became Principal of the Parsee College in Bombay, 1854. He was subsequently appointed a magistrate in the western part of the Poona district and served in this capacity for twenty years. On retirement from the Government service, Dr. Fraser joined the Church of England.


Supplementary Information

Background
He is said to have been born on 6th June, 1814, the son of Rev. Alexander Garden Fraser, of New York, and Frances Webb. For his family claims about their background, here is a quotation from the Inverness Courier of 1st February, 1843: “There is a report of a case described as ‘Advocation of Brieves: Lord Lovat against the Rev. Alexander Garden Fraser, some time of New York.’ It came on for trial in Edinburgh before Lord Cunninghame and a jury. ‘The allegation of Mr Fraser was that he is the grandson of John Fraser, who died in Greenock in the year 1765, and that this John Fraser was the younger brother of Simon, the attainted Lord Lovat. He therefore maintained that he was a nearer relative of the Lovat family than the present Lord Lovat. He made no appearance in the service. Lord Lovat put in a great mass of evidence in support of his own pedigree and to disprove the statements of Mr Fraser. These documents established that this John Fraser could not have been the brother of Simon, Lord Lovat; for the grandfather of the claimant was a weaver in the town of Lancaster, and according to the claim, died and was buried in Greenock in 1765, whereas Lord Lovat’s brother died at Inverness in 1716, and was buried at Kirkhill. Direct testimony of the death and burial of the real John Fraser was adduced from the charter chests of the Duke of Sutherland, Culloden, and a variety of other sources.’ Lord Cunninghame, in his charge to the jury, said that they ‘had evidence brought before them by Lord Lovat showing most conclusively that John Fraser, the brother of the attainted Lord, died in the year 1716, and not merely proving the date and the manner of his death, but even the very circumstances of his burial.’ Accordingly, the jury unanimously, and without hesitation, returned a verdict in favour of Lord Lovat in terms of his claim”.

Fanny Maria Fraser, youngest daughter of the late Rev. Alexander Garden Fraser of New York, married John Pirie, a Free Church minister, in 1861.

Marriage
He married Joanna Maria Shaw in 1846. She was born on 1st August, 1823, the daughter of John Shaw and Mary Colquhoun. For some family connections, see the Shaw Tree.

Death
He is said to have died in 1904.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Garden Fraser born on 14th December, 1846, in India. He died of croup at Mazagon, India, on 28th December, 1848.

(2) Sir Andrew Henderson Leith Fraser born on 14th November, 1848, in Bombay, India. He married: (i) Agnes Whitehead Archibald in 1872; (ii) Henrietta Catherine Lucy Lugard in 1883. He died on 28th February, 1919.

(3) Mary Colqhoun Fraser born in Bombay in 1851. She married Edward Angelo. She died on 20th July, 1928, in Western Australia.

(4) William Brown Fraser born on 10th January, 1856, in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh. He died at 11 Bernard Row, Edinburgh, the next day.

(5) Charles Malcolm Fraser born on 10th January, 1856, in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh. He died there that same year.

Sources
Thepeerage

Boards.ancestry

Wikitree

Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 26th January, 1843; 17th January, 1856

The Standard, London, England, 2nd February, 1849, p.8

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 14th June, 1861, p.4


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FRASER, DANIEL, M.A.

Born, 1818. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Scone, 1844. Translated to Lerwick, 1846. [Under Scone it says he was translated in 1847.] Married, 1849, Margaret Affleck Bain. Resigned, 1872. Joined the Church of Scotland, and was settled in the parish of Kildonan, Died, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.91

He served in Scone, Perthshire; and Lerwick (St. Olaf’s), Shetland.


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FRASER, DANIEL LEWIS, B.D.

Born at Perth, 1867. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Carluke, 1893. Translated to Glasgow, Chalmers’ Church, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.215

He served in Carluke, Lanarkshire; and Chalmers’, Glasgow.


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FRASER, DONALD, D.D.

Born at Inverness, 1826. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, Knox College, Toronto, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Côté Street, Montreal, 1851. Married, 1853, Theresa E. I. Gordon. Translated, 1859, to Inverness, High; and, 1870, to London, Marylebone. After he crossed the Border Dr. Fraser was a prominent figure in the Presbyterian Church of England. He was Moderator of Synod in 1880.

Publications.—Leaves from a Minister’s Portfolio. Synoptical Lectures on the Books of Scripture. The Speeches of the Holy Apostles. Posthumous.—Dr. Donald Fraser: An Autobiography.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 15th January and baptized on 11th February, 1826, in Inverness, the son of John Fraser and Lillias Fraser. For family connections, see the McBean Fraser Tree.

Education
He was educated privately and then entered the University of Aberdeen in 1837 and graduated M.A. in 1842, and D.D. in 1872. He studied theology at Knox College, Toronto. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-44.

Marriage
He married Theresa Eliza Isabella Gordon on 28th April, 1853, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She was born about 1831 in England, the daughter of Maj. Gen. Alexander Gordon R.E. and Zébée Anne Rose Touzi.

Ministry
He was licensed and ordained in 1851 a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada and from 1851 to 1859 served in Coté St. Presbyterian Church in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was for several years clerk to the Montreal Presbytery. He was called to High, Inverness on 21st October, 1858, and was inducted there on 24th March, 1859. In 1865, he was called to St John’s, Edinburgh, to be colleague and successor to Thomas Guthrie; and in 1869 he received a call back to Montreal, Canada, but he refused these calls. He was also called to be minister of Marylebone Presbyterian Church in London, England. The call was signed on 11th June 1868 by 117 members and two adherents. It was reported that the stipend promised was £800. “Powerful opposition” was expected as he was “one of the most influential ministers of the Free Church in the north of Scotland”. An “influential deputation of commissioners” was therefore appointed, consisting of Hugh Matheson, a principal London merchant; J.E. Mathson, banker; Dr Chalmers, and Dr Wright of Southampton. But Fraser himself declined the call. In 1870 he was again called there, But the Free Presbytery of Inverness refused to translate and the matter was referred to a higher court. Then he resigned his charge – and shortly thereafter he was inducted to Marylebone, London. The year he was settled the congregation made plans to enlarge their building to seat 2,000 people – at a cost of £8,000. He was Moderator of the Synod of the English Presbyterian Church in 1880. A sketch of him was published in The Graphic, London, England, 15th May, 1880.

Death
He died of pneumonia on 12th February, 1892, at 3 Cambridge Square, Hyde-park, London, England. He was buried on 19th February, 1892, in Chapel Yard Cemetery, Inverness. He left an estate worth £3850. His wife died in the 1st quarter of 1909 in Hastings, Sussex, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Edward Gordon Fraser born on 25th July, 1855. He died of convulsion on 31st July that same year and was buried on 1st August, 1855, in Erskine Presbyterian Church, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

(2) Ernest Gordon Fraser born on 21st August and baptized on 28th September, 1856, at Coté St. Presbyterian Church, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He married Florence Ellen King, daughter of James Pearce King, on 1st November, 1893, in Baughurst, Hampshire, England. He was an engineer in the Indian Civil Service. He died on 1st November, 1935, in St. Leonards on Sea, Sussex, England.

(3) Theresa Gordon Fraser born on 23rd December, 1858, and baptized on 17th February, 1859, at Coté St. Presbyterian Church, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She married John Fullarton Beatson, son of Maj. Gen. Roger Stewart Beatson R.E. and Elizabeth Mary Ann Wood, on 29th October, 1888, in St. Andrew’s Church, Madras, India. She died on 6th November, 1932, at 13 Magdalen Road, St. Leonards on Sea, Sussex, England, and was buried in the City of Westminster Cemetery, Hanwell, London, England.

(4) Helen Millicent Fraser born on 24th August, 1861, in Inverness. She died on 10th January, 1866. A memorial inscription in Inverness Chapel Yard reads: “Two sisters asleep in Jesus, Helen Millicent Fraser, died 10th January 1866, aged 4 years; Lillias Isabella Fraser, died 4th May 1869, aged 4 weeks. Daughters of Rev. Donald Fraser, Inverness.”

(5) Alfred William Fraser born at 10 a.m. on 11th September, 1863, in the Free High Church Manse, Inverness. He married Clara Phillips, daughter of Jacob Aaron Phillips and Sarah Matthews Newton, on 31st October, 1894, in Queensland. He was variously described as an engineer or railway inspector. At one stage he was in the service of the Sudan Government. He died in the 4th quarter of 1946 in Paddington, London, England.

(6) Major-General Sir Theodore Fraser K.C.B., C.S.I., C.M.G., born on 15th June, 1865, in Inverness. He married Constance Ruth Stevenson, daughter of Nathaniel Stevenson and Alice Evelyn Harcourt, on 6th June, 1903, in Marylebone Parish Church, London, England. For most of his working life, he served with the Indian Army. He died on 22nd May, 1953, in Putney, London, England.

(7) Frederick John Fraser born on 6th May, 1867, in the Free High Church Manse, Inverness. He had a career in the Indian Army but he also wrote several plays and the lyrics to many songs.

(8) Lillias Isabella Fraser born on 5th April, 1869, in Inverness and died there on 4th May, that same year. She was buried in Inverness Chapel Yard (see under Helen Millicent Fraser, above).

Sources
Sewellgenealogy

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

Glasgow Herald, 13th June, 1868

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 31st July, 1868

The Newcastle Courant etc, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 2nd December, 1870

Freeman’s Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, Dublin, Ireland, 26th April, 1880

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 12th May, 1892


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FRASER, DONALD

Son of Rev. D. Fraser, minister of Kirkhill. Born at Kirkhill, 1822. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained in Cromdale, Strathspey, 1848. Married, the same year, Jessie Scobie Mackenzie. Resigned, 1865. Died, 1888.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 11th September, 1821, in Kirkhill, Inverness-shire, the son of Donald Fraser, minister, and Jane Gordon. For family connections, see the McBean Fraser Tree.

Education
A Donald Fraser enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-44.

Marriage
He married Jessie (or Janet) Scobie Mackenzie on 2nd November, 1848, in Tongue, Sutherland. She was born on 13th February, 1826, in Tongue, Sutherland, the daughter of Robert Mackenzie, and Jessie Mackay. For family connections, see the John Mackay of Kirtomy Tree.

Ministry
He served in Cromdale and Advie, Inverness-shire. The circumstances of his leaving here are not yet clear to me. But it is clear that there was a libel presented against him. This came under the consideration of the General Assembly in May 1865 and was dealt with in private. However, it was made known that the first count against him was proven by a vote of 134 to 87, and judgement was reserved on the other counts. Prominent men, such as Sir Henry Moncreiff and Dr Clason dissented on the grounds that this was unjust and injurious to discipline. It was then agreed that Fraser be deposed from the office of the ministry. Thereafter he lived in Edinburgh. In 1871 he was a clerk; in 1881, a gas office clerk.

Death
He died in 1888 in Grange, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1900 in Inveresk, Midlothian.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Donald Fraser born about 1849 in Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie, Inverness-shire.

(2) Robert M. Fraser born about 1850 in Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie, Inverness-shire. He studied medicine.

(3) Isabella Fraser born about 1852 in Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie, Inverness-shire.

(4) Alexander A. Fraser born about 1855 in Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie, Inverness-shire. He was a chemist.

(5) Boyce Mackenzie Fraser born on 3rd January, 1858, in Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie, Inverness-shire. He married in 1903 in Edinburgh. He was an architectural surveyor. He died in 1948.

(6) Hector Fraser born on 17th July, 1860, in Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie, Inverness-shire. In 1881 he was an Arts student; and in 1891 a probationer of the Free Church. In 1911 he was living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

(7) Jane Gordon Fraser born on 3rd January, 1864, in Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie, Inverness-shire. She was a teacher of music. In 1906 she was living with her brother Hector in Canada.

(8) Caroline Mackay Fraser born in Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie, Inverness-shire. She died in 1869 in St George, Edinburgh.

Sources
The Belfast News-Letter, Belfast, Ireland, 26th May, 1865

The Aberdeen Journal, 31st May, 1865


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FRASER, DONALD

Born in Argyllshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. In the middle of his last session Mr. Fraser was called to visit the Universities on the Continent on behalf of the Students’ Volunteer Missionary Union. By authority of the General Assembly he was ordained, 1896, as missionary to Livingstonia.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.571

Background
He was born on 1st June, 1870, in Lochgilphead, Argyll, the son of William Fraser, Free Church minister, and Violet Ferguson.

Education
He attended Glasgow High School. He entered Glasgow University in 1866; and thereafter studied at the Free Church College, Glasgow. He was awarded the D.D. degree by Glasgow University in 1922.

Marriage
He married Agnes Renton Robson in 1901. She was born in 1874 in Inverness, the daughter of George Robson and Maryann (Marianne) Boyd. She was a medical missionary in Africa. Her father was a minister of the United Presbyterian Church, and her grand-father, John Robson, was minister of Wellington United Presbyterian Church. For George Robson, see Small, Vol.1, p.644; and Vol.2, p.562. For John Robson, see Small, Vol.2, p.45

Ministry
He was heavily involved in student work, before his ordination to the Mission Field. He left for British Central Africa (Malawi) in June, 1896. He served in the Livingstonia Mission: in Ekwendeni (1896-1900); in Hora (1901-02); and in Loudon (1902-25).

He was Moderator of the General Assembly of the United Free Church in 1922.

Death
He retired to Glasgow and died on 20th August, 1933, in Hillhead, Glasgow. He was cremated and his ashes were buried in Embangweni, British Central Africa (Malawi). His wife died in 1960 in Newington, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Violet Fraser.

(2) George Fraser. He became a Church of Scotland missionary in Livingstonia.

(3) Catherine Fraser.

(4) Donald Fraser.

Sources
Dacb.org

Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, Ed. N.M. de S. Cameron.

DR DONALD FRASER: Death of Famous Scots Missionary A NOTABLE CAREER; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 21st August, 1933, p.8

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 6th September, 1933, p.12


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FRASER, DUNCAN

Born at Daviot, Inverness-shire, 1859. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Married, 1887, Johanna Mackenzie. Ordained at Bracadale, 1892.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.494

He served in Bracadale, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.

His son, Duncan Fraser, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.483.


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FRASER, HECTOR

Son of Rev. D. Fraser, Kirkhill. Born, 1824. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Halkirk, 1848. Married, 1851, Ann Montgomery Matheson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.506

For family connections, see the McBean Fraser Tree.

He served in Halkirk, Caithness.


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FRASER, HUGH, M.A.

Born at Croy, Nairn, 1780. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Licensed by the Presbytery of Nairn in 1805. Ordained at Oban, 1807. In 1809 Mr. Fraser became assistant minister of the parish (Kilmore). Translated to the united parishes of Ardchattan and Muckairn, Argyllshire, 1817. Married, 1818, Maria Helen Campbell. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Muckairn was disjoined from Ardchattan, and Mr. Fraser continued minister of the latter till his retirement, 1851. Died, 1865.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.82

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

He served in Ardchattan, Argyll.


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FRASER, HUGH

Born at Inverness, 1845. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1878, at St. Monance, Fife. Married, 1885, Jessie Matheson. Translated, 1889, to Strathfillan.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.296

He served in St. Monance, Fife; and Strathfillan, Perthshire.


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FRASER, JOHN

Born, 1806. Ordained at Kiltarlity, Invemess-shire, 1843. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1877.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1806 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire. In 1861 his mother was staying with him. She was Bessy McGregor, but whether that was her maiden name or another married name, we cannot say, at the moment.

Ministry
There is no sign that he was ordained to Kiltarlity prior to the Disruption, so it is not clear how he could have signed to Act of Separation and Deed of Demission – see FES, Vol.6, p.470

But a “John Fraser, Erchless, Beauly” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire.

Death
He died on 30th June, 1877. He left £1,100 to build a Manse and endow the proposed new church in Strathglass.

Source
Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 8th February, 1879


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FRASER, JOHN

Born, 1818. Ordained at Gordon, Berwickshire, 1843. Resigned, 1869. Died, 1888.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 8th January, 1818, in Greenlaw, Berwickshire, the son of Andrew Fraser, surgeon, and Janet (or Jane) Hunter.

Ministry
He served in Gordon, Berwickshire. By the early 1860 there was considerable discontent with his ministry. Under his ministry, the membership had reduced from 108 in 1843 to 83 in 1866 without any corresponding reduction in the general population. A committee of Presbytery had found that the complaints being made against the minister were justified in maintaining that the decline was due to the minister “excessive indistinctness of speech” and his sermons, when audible, were not of a profitable character. Arrangements had been made in 1866 that the minister should continue to occupy the Manse but receive a reduced salary so as that an assistant should be paid for. But this had not worked out well because the minister was opposed to any advancement in the work of the congregation. The Assembly of 1869 again set up a Commission to resolve the problems.

Death
He died in 1888 in Greenlaw, Berwickshire.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.

Source
Glasgow Herald, 25th May, 1869


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FRASER, JOHN

Born at Glasgow, 1836. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh; also at Heidelberg. Ordained at Brechin, West, 1865. Married, the same year, Ann Anderson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.403

He served in West, Brechin, Angus.


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FRASER, JOHN

Born at Poolewe, 1867. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dores, 1893.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.500

He served in Dores and Bona, Inverness-shire.


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FRASER, JOHN HUTCHISON, M.A.

Born at Kilbrannan, 1823. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Rosskeen, 1853. Married, 1868, Mary Colquhoun Macfie. Died, 1884.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 13th October and baptized on 27th November, 1823, in Killearnan, Ross and Cromarty, the son of John Fraser, farmer, and Hannah Hutcheson.

Education
He attended the parish school of Killearnan, and, briefly, that of Kilmorack. He studied arts at King’s College, Aberdeen and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1847-51. He served for a time as a teacher in Alness, Ross and Cromarty.

Marriage
He married Mary Colquhoun Macfie on 5th August, 1868, in Lismore, Argyll. She was born on 19th February, 1839, in Greenock, Renfrewshire, the daughter of Robert Macfie, sugar refiner, and Agnes Fairrie.

Ministry
After license, he was briefly assistant to David Campbell, Tarbat, Ross and Cromarty. Then he was assistant to David Carment in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. He was then ordained there as Carment’s colleague and successor on 9th October, 1853. Carment died in 1856.

Death
He died on 19th January, 1884, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. His wife died in 1911, in Hillhead, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Agnes Farrie Fraser born on 6th September, 1869, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. She married James Taylor on 4th October, 1905, in Kelvin, Glasgow. She died in 1932 in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire.

(2) Hannah Hutcheson Fraser born on 29th April, 1871, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. She married Alister Stewart Fraser on 29th June, 1900, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire. She died on 23rd January, 1952, in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire.

(3) Mary Lillian Fraser born on 21st September, 1872, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. She died in 1889 in Kelvin, Glasgow.

(4) Katherine Penelope Fraser born on 5th February, 1874, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. She died on 21st January, 1950, in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(5) John Alexander Hutcheson Fraser born on 3rd May, 1876, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. He married Una Mary V. Newman on 24th November, 1904, in Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia. He died on 5th December, 1939, in Maryborduch, Queensland, Australia.

(6) Robert MacFie Fraser born on 22nd November, 1877, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. He died on 6th August, 1889, in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire.

(7) William Colquhoun Fraser born on 23rd May, 1883, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. He died in 1959 in Stirling.

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


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FRASER, ROBERT

Born in Banffshire, 1836. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Knockando, Morayshire, 1868. Translated to New Zealand, 1875.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 28th May, 1835, in Kirkmichael and Tomintoul, Banffshire, the son of John Fraser, blacksmith, and Isabella Stewart.

Education
He entered Aberdeen University in 1857 and graduated M.A. in 1861.

Ministry
He was ordained in Knockando, Moray, on 27th August, 1868. He resigned his charge in 1875 to take up an appointment in New Zealand. On 9th February, 1876, he was inducted in Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay Presbytery, New Zealand. He resigned in 1881 and was received by the Presbyterian Church of Victoria, on 18th October of that year. He was transferred to the Presbyterian Church of Queensland, in May, 1882. There he was settled in Warwick from 1882 till 2nd August, 1887. He returned to New Zealand and was settled in Havelock North in Hawkes Bay Presbytery, on 26th October, 1887. He retired on 31st March, 1897, and returned to Scotland where he was resident at Advie, Moray.

Death
He died of an enlarged prostate on 23rd July, 1907, at the Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen (Registration: 1907 168/1 854 St Nicholas). His usual residence was Fernbank, Advie, Cromdale. His death was registered by Michael J. MacPherson, nephew in law, Manse of Bourtie. See MacPherson, Michael James in the General Index on this web-site. MacPherson’s wife was Anne Grant, daughter of Donald Grant and Margaret Fraser – the sister of this Robert Fraser.

Family
He never married.

Source
PCNZ, Register of New Zealand Presbyterian Church


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FRASER, SIMON, M.A.

Born in the parish of Boleskine, Inverness-shire, 1806. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, where for eight years he held the office of University librarian. Ordained at Alnwick, New Brunswick, 1835. Translated to Fortrose, 1841. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1846, Eliza Ross. Resigned, 1867. Died, 1887.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.9

He served in Fortrose, Ross and Cromarty.


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FRASER, THOMAS

Born, 1814. Studied at Aberdeen Divinity Hall, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kinlochbervie, 1848. Married, 1855, Mary Innes Sinclair. Died, 1862.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 15th and baptized on 25th September, 1814, in Killearnan, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Thomas Fraser and Catharine Colville.

Education
He studied Arts in Aberdeen University from 1836 to 1840, and was awarded Fraser’s Divinity Bursary, 1841-43. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-44.

Marriage
He married Mary Innes Sinclair on 13th September, 1855, in Reay, Caithness. She was baptized on 8th February, 1834, in Reay, Caithness, the daughter of Donald Sinclair, merchant, and Jane Mckenzie. For some connections, see the Tulloch Falconer Tree.

Ministry
He served in Kinlochbervie, Sutherland.

Death
He died on 18th September, 1862, in Kinlochbervie, Sutherland. His wife died there in 1862. A memorial was erected in the Oldshore Cemetery, Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, which reads:

In Memoriam
OF THE
Revd. THOMAS FRASER,
Minister of the Free Church, Kinlochbervie,
Who died 18th September, 1862,
In the 46th year of his age, and in the 14th of his ministry.

This stone is placed here by his sorrowing congregation to mark their profound attachment to him as a pastor, and their high value of his unwearied exertions to promote their temporal and spiritual interests during the period of his ministry among them.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Catherine Colvin Fraser born on 21st September, 1856, in Eddrachillis, Sutherland. She married Angus Morrison, of Melvich, Sutherland, in 1881, in Kildonan, Sutherland. She died on 4th September, 1912, in Strathy, Sutherland. A small book was published in her memory.

(2) Donald Sinclair Fraser born on 24th October, 1858, in Eddrachillis, Sutherland.

(3) Jane Sinclair Fraser born on 6th December, 1860, in Eddrachillis, Sutherland. She married Alexander MacIntosh in 1888 in Inverness. She died on 27th July, 1935, in Strathy, Sutherland.

Sources
Electricscotland.com

Rootsweb


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FRASER, THOMAS, M.A.

Born at Nairn. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kinneff, 1898. Married, 1899, Ann Helen Monroe.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.49

He served in Kinneff, Kincardineshire.


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FRASER, THOMAS M’KENZIE

Brother-in-law of Hugh Miller. Born, 1822. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained at Yester, 1845. Married, the same year, Caroline Neale. Translated to Singapore, 1856; to Geelong, 1861; and thereafter to Auckland. Died, 1885. When in Geelong, Mr. Fraser helped with the theological education of colonial students.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 10th July and baptized on 15th August, 1822, in Inverness, the son of William Fraser and Elizabeth Mcleod. His sister Lydia married Hugh Miller – a leading Free Church layman through his journalistic work. (For him, see, for example, en.wikipedia.org.)

Education
He attended Christ’s Hospital in London, England – a charitable foundation providing “public school” style education to those from a needy background. He studied at Aberdeen University from 1838 and graduated M.A. He worked for a time on the staff of the Witness.

Marriage
He married Caroline Neale in the 1st quarter of 1849 in Islington, London, England. She was born there on 10th October, 1817.

Ministry
He was ordained in Yester, East Lothian, in 1845. He established the Orchard Road congregation in Singapore, 1856-60. Because of the health of his wife and family, he moved to Geelong in Victoria, Australia. He served the Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Presbyterian Church of Victoria from 9th July, 1860, till 7th December, 1880. He lectured in Homiletics at Ormond Theological College in Melbourne, Victoria, from 1866 to 1880. He then moved to New Zealand and was settled in St David’s, Auckland, from 18th August, 1881, till his death,

Death
He died on 10th August, 1885, in Auckland, New Zealand. His wife died on 24th June, 1894, in New Zealand.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Caroline Elisabeth Fraser baptized on 27th January, 1850, in Yester, East Lothian. She married John Baragwanath in 1875 in Victoria. She died in November, 1928, in Perth, Western Australia.

(2) Isabella Fraser baptized on 24th September, 1852, in Yester, East Lothian. She married John Bartholomew in 1873 in Victoria, Australia. She died on 28th October, 1905, in Melbourne, Victoria.

(3) Lydia Neale Fraser baptized on 19th March, 1854, in Yester, East Lothian. She died on 12th August, 1919, in Swan, Western Australia.

(4) William John Fraser born on 20th July, 1855, in Yester, East Lothian. He is said to have died on 25th December, 1856, in Singapore.

(5) Julia Mary Fraser born on 13th March and baptized on 5th April, 1857, in Singapore. She died on 6th May, 1942, in Heidelberg, Victoria.

(6) Ellen Dobinson McKenzie Fraser born in 1858 in Singapore. She died in 1941 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Sources
PCNZ, Register of New Zealand Presbyterian Church

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: T. McKenzie Fraser


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FRASER, WILLIAM

Born, 1801. Son of Rev. W. Fraser, Gigha. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Kilchrennan, Argyllshire, 1827. Married, 1834, Margaret Livingstone. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Kilbrandon, 1852; to Melbourne, 1857. His congregation split over the union question of 1859, and he accepted a call to Bulla. Died, 1873.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.93

Ward and Prentis, Presbyterian Ministers, p.51

He served in Kilchrennan, Argyll; and Kilbrandon and Kilchattan, Argyll.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: William Fraser, Victoria


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FRASER, WILLIAM, LL.D.

Born at Cullen, 1817. Studied at Belfast College and Glasgow University. After being for a time headmaster of Glasgow Free Church Seminary, he took his theological course in the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1848, at the Middle Church, Paisley. [Vol. 2 under Paisley – Middle says this was 1849.] Married, 1854, Isabella Harriet Pollock. Died, 1879.

Publications.—Blending Lights: The Relations of Science and History to the Bible. The Life and Educational Principles of David Stow.


Supplementary Information

Background

He was born (or baptised) on 15th November, 1817, in Cullen, Banffshire, the son of Lachlan Fraser, forrester, and Jane or Jean Paterson.

Education
He attended the parish school, first of all, in Edinkillie, Moray, and then at Daviot, Inverness-shire. He then studied at Belfast College, Ireland, for a year; and then at the Normal Seminary of Glasgow (where he also taught); Glasgow University and the Free Church College, Glasgow. He was awarded the LL.D. degree by Glasgow University in 1872.

Marriage
He married Isabella Harriet Pollock. She was born about 1835, in Ireland, the daughter of Matthew Pollock, soft goods merchant, and Ann White.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1849 perhaps by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 22nd February. He was ordained in Middle, Paisley, Renfrewshire, in December, 1849. In 1863 he was elected to Kinning Park, Glasgow, but he remained in Paisley. His interests in Paisley included the Paisley Philosophical Society (he received a handsome microscope and a purse of sovereigns from the members), Paisley Industrial School, the Young Men’s Bible Institute and the Church Education Society. A presentation was made to him in 1879: “This presentation has been contributed to by all classes in Paisley and elsewhere, and amounts to the handsome sum of 2000 guineas”.

Death
He died of chronic dysentery on 21st September, 1879, at the Free Middle Manse, Underwood Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire (Registration: 1879 573/X 160 Paisley). His wife died of inflammation of the lung on 6thMarch, 1906, at 2 Grosvenor Crescent, Kelvinside (Registration: 1906 646/3 244 Partick).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Anna Jane Fraser born on 6th June, 1855, in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

(2) Lachlan Paterson Fraser born on 1st September, 1856, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He emigrated to New Zealand. He married Caroline Waymonth Clayton there in 1893. He died there in 1928.

(3) Sir Matthew Pollock Fraser born on 6th October, 1857, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He graduated from Glasgow University M.A. in 1878 and LL.B. in 1882. He became an Advocate in Edinburgh. He married Lizzie Wylde MacLennan in 1888 in Partick, Glasgow. He died in 1937 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(4) Isabella Harriet Fraser born on 2nd January, 1860, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She died in 1941 in Pollok, Glasgow.

(5) Jane Paterson Fraser born on 29th December, 1861, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She died in 1930 in Dunoon, Argyll.

(6) William Fraser born on 3rd October 1863, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He died there that same year.

(7) Alexander Charles Fraser born on 6th November, 1864, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He died there in 1865.

(8) Roderick William Fraser born on 19th October, 1865, in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

(9) Charles Frederick Pollock Fraser born on 5th May, 1868, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He graduated from Glasgow University, M.A. in 1888; LLD in 1892. He was a writer in Glasgow. He played rugby for Scotland. He died on 19th December, 1916, in Cathcart, Glasgow.

(10) James Edward Fraser born on 19th January, 1874, in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

Sources
The Glasgow Herald, 27th December, 1937

Espn

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

Glasgow Herald, 5th January, 1871; 18th October, 1871; 1st March, 1873

The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 28th April, 1863


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FRASER, WILLIAM

Born at Inverness, 1824. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Lochgilphead, 1861. Married, 1864, Violet Ferguson. Died, 1892.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born (or baptised) on 4th December, 1824, in Inverness, the son of William Fraser, weaver, and Mary Bizzett or Bisset.

Education
He was a painter. He studied in Edinburgh in 1851, while working with his hands to support himself. He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1852 and studied in the Free Church College there from 1856. During most of that time he was employed by Glasgow City Mission.

Marriage
He married Violet Ferguson on 11th October, 1864, at Ardrishaig, Argyll (Registration: 1864 526/ 14 Lochgilphead). She was born about 1835 in Greenock, Renfrewshire, the daughter of John Ferguson, merchant, and Violet Currie.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1860 and was appointed assistant to John McKenzie in Lochgilphead, Argyll, where he was ordained on 5th December, 1861, as colleague and successor to Mackenzie, who died in 1864. In church matters he was a constitutionalist; in politics a Liberal Unionist.

Death
He died suddenly on 17th June, 1892, in Lochgilphead, Argyll, of heart disease. He was “a devout minister, a warm-hearted friend to all in need, and a most genial man”. His wife died in Lochgilphead in 1888.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Rodger Fraser born on 19th August, 1865, in Lochgilphead, Argyll. He graduated from Glasgow University M.A. in 1885; M.B., C.M. in 1889. He was a ship surgeon and died in the Gulf of Suez, on S.S. Manora on 4th September, 1894. A memorial fountain was erected in Lochgilphead, with the inscription: “In memory of Alexander Rodger Fraser, M.A., M.B., C.M., born 1865, died 1895. Erected by a few friends belonging to the Bengal Collieries, India.” This memorial was designed by his brother William.

(2) William Fraser born on 24th October, 1867, in Lochgilphead, Argyll. He studied at Glasgow University and was articled to John McLeod in Glasgow from 1883 to 1888. In 1889, he moved to London as assistant to William Warlow Gwyther and attended the University of London. In 1891, he was elected Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects (ARIBA). He joined a firm of Glasgow architects but in 1896 commenced independent practice there. He won the competition for the National Burns Memorial at Mauchline. He married Maud Marion Timpson in 1898 in Dunoon, Argyll. In 1907, the family emigrated to Toronto, Canada. He died there on 14th June, 1922. He was survived by his wife who died aged 93 in 1965.

(3) John Ferguson Fraser born on 17th March, 1869, in Lochgilphead, Argyll. He died in 1919 in Gourock, Renfrewshire.

(4) Donald Fraser born on 1st June, 1870, in Lochgilphead, Argyll. He became a Free Church minister.

(5) Ewen McKenzie Fraser born 28th February, 1872, in Lochgilphead, Argyll.

(6) Violet Currie Ferguson Fraser born on 4th November, 1873, in Lochgilphead, Argyll. She married Alexander John Wilson, F.R.C.S. (Ed.), in 1900 in Partick, Glasgow. She died on 28th June, 1916, in a Glasgow Nursing Home.

(7) Mary Bisset Fraser born in 1875 in Lochgilphead, Argyll.

(8) Ebenezer Fraser born in 1877 in Lochgilphead, Argyll. He died in the 4th quarter of 1938 in Marylebone, London, England.

Sources
Flickr

Scottisharchitects

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

Glasgow Herald, 20th June, 1892

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 3rd July 1916, p.10


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FRASER, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Inverness, 1827. Brother of Dr. D. Fraser. Studied at the Universities and Free Church Colleges, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Ordained, 1850, at Gourock. Married, 1857, Margaret Playfair. Translated, 1863, to Edinburgh, St. Bernard’s; and to Brighton, 1880. Died, 1887.


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Background
He was born on 24th July and baptized on 11th August, 1827, in Inverness, the son of John Fraser and Lillias Fraser. John Fraser was a merchant and ship-owner and at one time provost of Inverness. Lillias Fraser was the daughter of Donald Fraser, parish minister of Kirkhill. For family connections, see the McBean Fraser Tree.

Education
He entered Aberdeen University in 1839 and graduated M.A. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh,1847-48.

Marriage
He married Margaret Cuningham Playfair, on 21 April, 1857, at 4 Queen’s Crescent, Glasgow. She was born on 11th August and baptized in September, 1833, in Barony, Glasgow, the daughter of James Playfair, merchant, and Jane Speirs. James Playfair was a son of Principal James Octavius Playfair (FES, Vol.7, p.415).

Ministry
He served in Gourock, Renfrewshire. In 1857 he received a call from Knox’s Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, but remained in Gourock. He was translated to St. Bernard’s, Edinburgh on 19th November, 1863, the call to him having been signed by about 350 people. Thereafter he was translated to Brighton, Sussex, England.

Death
On 18th September, 1887, in Queen’s Road Presbyterian Church, Brighton, he was conducting a special service in which there was a large number of the Royal Scots Greys. While preaching he fell forward in the pulpit. Several doctors went to help him but he never recovered consciousness and died within two minutes – of heart disease. His wife was in the congregation.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jane Speirs Playfair Fraser born on 11th June, 1858, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire. She married Dr Alexander Robert Coldstream, M.D., F.R.C.S.E., on 28th September, 1886, in Queen’s Road Presbyterian Church, Brighton, Sussex. He was of Florence, Italy. She died in the 1st quarter of 1942 in Cambridge, England.

(2) Lily Gordon Fraser born on 26th August, 1860, in Inverkip. Renfrewshire. She died on 2nd January, 1880.

(3) Margaret Evangeline Fraser born on 29th February, 1864, in Edinburgh. She married John Robert Roxburgh on 13th March, 1889, in Marylebone Presbyterian Church, London, England. She died in the 4th quarter of 1943 in Cambridge, England.

(4) Florence Grace Fraser born on 19th November, 1866, in Edinburgh.

(5) Selina Torrance Fraser born on 4th June, 1870, in Edinburgh. She died in the 1st quarter of 1941 in Cambridge, England.

Sources
Mocavo

Sewellgenealogy

The Morning Post, London, England, 19th September, 1887, p.5

Leicester Chronicle and the Leicestershire Mercury, Leicester, England, 24th September, 1887, p.4


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FRASER, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Stratherrick, 1845. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Nigg, Easter Ross, 1874. Married, 1875, Jane Irvine Harley. Translated to Rothesay, Gaelic, 1884; and to Glasgow, Argyll Church, in October of the same year.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.256

He served in Nigg, Ross and Cromarty; Gaelic, Chapelhall, Rothesay, Bute; and Tradeston, Glasgow.

He had a son, Ewen Hugh Fraser, who was a United Free Church minister: FUFC, p.84.


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FRASER, WILLIAM

Born, 1851. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Sleat, 1886. Married, 1881, Annie Finlayson M’Leay.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1851 in Kilmorack, Inverness-shire, the son of William Fraser, mason journeyman, and Margaret Chisholm.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1882-84.

Marriage
He married Annie Finlayson McLeay on 26th July, 1881 at Arnisdale, Island Bank, Inverness (Registration: 1881 098/ 101 Inverness). She was born on 13th February, 1855, in Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, the daughter of Donald McLeay, carpenter, and Christina McPhail. At the time of their marriage, his address was 7 Queen Street, Inverness; and hers was Hill Street, Dingwall.

Ministry
He served in Sleat, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. He remained in the Free Church at the union of 1900 and was thereafter inducted to Plockton, Ross and Cromarty, in 1905; and to Strathpeffer, Ross and Cromarty on 21st January, 1908.

Death
He died on 7th July, 1919, in Strathpeffer, Ross and Cromarty. An Annie Fraser or McLeay died in 1933 in Portree, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Fraser born about 1892 in Kilmorack, Inverness-shire.

(2) Christina Catherine Fraser born in 1890 in Sleat, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. She died in Portree in 1933.

(3) Donald Alexander Fraser born in 1891 in Sleat, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.

(4) James Fraser born in 1895 in Sleat, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.


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FREELAND, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Sligo, 1819. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The first to receive licence from the Free Church Presbytery of Glasgow, 1843. Ordained at Innerwick, 1845. Married, 1867, Mary Rickarby. Became senior minister, 1896.


Supplementary Information

He served in Innerwick, East Lothian.


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FREER, JAMES

Born at Peebles, 1829. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tulliallan, 1859. Translated to St. George’s, Glasgow, 1862. Resigned, 1873, on account of ill-health. Married, the same year, Annie Eliza Harper. In 1875 he was inducted to the charge of George Street, Dumfries. Resigned, 1881. Died, 1887.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 25th December, 1829, and baptized on 24th January, 1830, in Peebles, the son of William Freer and Janet Geddes.

Education
He attended the local school; and taught a school in Megget, Peebles-shire, before entering Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1853-57.

Marriage
He married Annie Eliza Harper in the 2nd quarter of 1873 in Kensington, London, England. She was born about 1840 in Peebles, the daughter of George Harper and Margaret Howey.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 10th December, 1857. He was called to Tulliallan, Fife, on 2nd December, 1858, and was duly ordained there. He was translated to St. George’s, Glasgow, on 9th January, 1862. He resigned his charge in 1873 and resided for a time in London. On 18th March, 1875, a call was signed to him from Dumfries. There was some division in the congregation, but the matter went on and later that year he was inducted to St. George’s, Dumfries, as colleague and successor to James Julius Wood, who died in 1877. In July 1881 he was given two months – or three, if necessary – leave of absence on health grounds, but he resigned his charge on 6th December, 1881, because of his “continued indisposition”. He retired to Joppa, Edinburgh.

Death
He died on 13th February, 1887, at 7 Lauder Road, Edinburgh. His wife died of chronic catarrh on 10th January, 1907, at 39 Melville Street, Portobello, Edinburgh (Registration: 1907 685/7 5 Portobello). Her usual residence was at Marchmont Road, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Sources
The Free Church Monthly, May 2, 1887, Biographical Notice

Glasgow Herald, 19th March, 1875; 6th July, 1881; 15th February, 1887


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FULLARTON, ALEXANDER COOK

Born at Brodick, Arran, 1820. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Strathdon, 1866. Translated to Grantown, 1870; and to Buchanan Memorial, Glasgow, 1875. Became senior minister, 1898. Married, 1871, Anna Douglas; and, 1898, Catherine Mackay.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.212

He served in Strathdon and Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire; Grantown, Moray; and Buchanan Memorial, Glasgow.


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FULLARTON, WILLIAM H., M.A.

Born at Brodick, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Dalton, Dumfries-shire, 1877.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.97

He served in Dalton, Dumfries-shire.


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FULTON, JAMES MITCHELL

Born, 1850. Studied at the Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lochgilphead, 1876. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Innes. After the Union of 1876 Mr. Fulton became minister of the Free Church congregation of Lochgilphead. Died, 1877.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.10

He served in Martyrs’, Lochgilphead, Argyll.


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FULTON, JOHN, M.A.

Born, 1821. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Garvald, in the parish of Eskdalemuir, 1846. Married, 1847, Margaret Kerr. Resigned, 1860. Died, 1865.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born (or baptised) on 6th January, 1821, in Paisley (Abbey), Renfrewshire. He was the son of David Fulton, surgeon, and Agnes Morris.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1836 and graduated B.A. in 1840 and M.A. in 1841. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-44.

Marriage
He married Margaret Kerr on 16th March, 1847, in Garvald, East Lothian. She was born about 1823 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the daughter of Hugh Kerr, thread manufacturer, and Margaret Kerr.

Ministry
He was ordained in Garvald, East Lothian, in November, 1846.

Death
He died of consumption on 9th August, 1865, at 1 Ardbeg Road, Rothesay, Bute (Registration: 1865 558/ 110 Rothesay). His usual residence was in Shawlands, Glasgow. His wife died of apoplexia on 13th March, 1892, at 99 Hill Street, Glasgow (Registration: 1892 644/9 294 Kelvin).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Fulton baptized on 27th January, 1848, in Garvald, East Lothian. She died in 1871 in Eastwood, Lanarkshire, aged 22.

(2) Agnes Fulton baptized on 22nd April, 1849, in Garvald, East Lothian.

(3) David Fulton born on 12th December, 1850, in Garvald, East Lothian. He died aged 63.

(4) John Fulton born on 22nd July, 1852, in Garvald, East Lothian. He died aged 73.

(5) Hugh Kerr Fulton born on 18th October, 1854, in Garvald, East Lothian. He died in 1881 in Kelvin, Glasgow, aged 26.

(6) Robert Fulton born on 2nd May, 1857, in Garvald, East Lothian. He died aged 44.

(7) Patricia Mary Fulton born on 16th December, 1859, in Garvald, East Lothian. She died in 1861 in Govan, Glasgow, aged 14 months.

(8) Ann Fulton born on 6th December, 1861, in Govan, Glasgow. She died aged 18.

(9) Peter Kerr Fulton born on 9th March, 1864, in Anderston, Glasgow. He died in 1866 in Eastwood, Lanarkshire, aged 2 years and 6 months.

Source
Freepages


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FULTON, JOHN, B.D.

Born in Lanarkshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Loudoun, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.277

He served in Loudoun, Ayrshire.


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FULTON, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1852. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Whifflet, Coatbridge, 1882.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.185

He served in Whifflet, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.


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FÜRST, ALEXANDER, D.D.

Born, 1831. Ordained Jewish missionary at Prague, 1872. Dr. Fürst subsequently laboured at Strassburg and at Amsterdam. Died, 1894.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 10th October, 1831, in Zempelburg, Prussia, the son of Herz Fürst.

Education
He trained as a teacher and received an appointment in the Jewish school at Schneidenmühl. But he raised questions about his religious beliefs and he was suspected of favouring Christianity. He fled to London, where he came to faith. In 1872 he received the degree of Doctor in Divinity from the Theological Faculty of Giessen, Germany.

Marriage
He married Maria Vice in the 1st quarter of 1858 in Clerkenwell, London, England. She was born about 1832 in Islington, London, England.

Ministry
He worked for nine years amongst the Jews in London and was ordained on 25th September, 1867, as a missionary to the Jews in Stettin, Prussia. This was done at Coverdale Chapel, Limehouse, London, England, by Rev. E Price. In 1872 he transferred to the Jewish Committee of the Free Church and was appointed to Prague and then in the following year to Strasburg; and in 1884 to Amsterdam. On ceasing to be connected with the Free Church, he lived at Stuttgart.

Death
He died at Stuttgart on 4th May, 1899. His wife died in 1883.

Sources
The Jewish Herald, Vol. 13, p.155

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


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FYFE, WILLIAM CRICHTON

Born at Alyth, 1818. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Appointed missionary teacher in Bengal, 1841. Transferred to Calcutta, 1860. Licensed at Calcutta, 1856, and ordained there, 1860. Resigned, 1881. Married, 1842, Annabella Wright; and, 1875, Eliza Rhind Gordon. Died, 1884.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.694

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


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FYFFE, DAVID, M.A.

Born at Galashiels, 1866. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Glencairn, 1891. Translated, 1896, to Fairfield, Liverpool. Married, the following year, Robina Mary MacLean.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 2nd March, 1866, in Galashiels, Selkirkshire, the son of James Fyffe, plumber, businessman and eventually councillor in Dundee, and Mary Ann Lillie.

Education
He received his education at the West End Academy, Dundee. He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1887. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1887-1891.

Marriage
He married Robina Mary MacMillan in 1897 in Glencairn, Dumfries-shire. She was born on 15th December, 1858, in Glencairn, Dumfries-shire, the daughter of Thomas MacMillan and Jane Fergusson.

Ministry
He was ordained in Glencairn, Dumfries-shire, on 9th July, 1891, as colleague and successor to Patrick Borrowman. In 1896 he accepted a call to Fairfield Presbyterian Church, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. This had been sustained by the Presbytery on 9th March, 1896, and had been signed by 245 members and 95 adherents. On 16th March, 1900, he was translated to Willesden, London, England – a congregation with a roll of 500, exclusive of 102 members on the mission roll. By 1911 he was minister of Jesmond Presbyterian Church, Newcastle, England. In 1927 he was Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of England.

Death
He died on 30th January, 1929, in St Mary, Dundee. His wife died in 1935 in Glencairn, Dumfries-shire.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Publication
The Essentials of Christian Belief, London and New York, 1912

Sources
Authorandbookinfo

Liverpool Mercury etc, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, 10th March, 1896

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 21st April, 1899, p.6; 22nd February, 1900; p.7

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 3rd May, 1927, p.8


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