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GAGE, JAMES, B.D.

Born at Craigo, 1844. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Stationed at Dyce, Aberdeenshire, where be organised a congregation, and was ordained, 1870. Married, 1871, Margaret A. A. Grant. Translated, 1884, to Great Hamilton Street, Glasgow. Died, 1892.


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Background
He was born on 21st April and baptized on 11th June, 1844, in Logie Pert, Angus, the son of John Gage, linen bleacher, and Elisabeth Phaese. Craigo was in the parish of Logie Pert.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School and entered Aberdeen University in 1861, graduating M.A. in 1865 and B.D. in 1877. He studied Divinity in the Free Church College, Aberdeen.

Marriage
He married Margaret Anne Alice Grant on 22nd August, 1871, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was born on 23rd July, 1849, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the daughter of Samuel Grant, minister of Bon Accord Free Church, Aberdeen, and Williamina Clark.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Aberdeen on 24th June, 1869. He was ordained in Dyce, Aberdeenshire, in 1870. He was called to Great Hamilton Street, Glasgow, on 6th November, 1883, and was translated there in January, 1884.

Death
He died on 27th October, 1892, at Symington Villa, Circus Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow, but was buried in Nellfield Cemetery, Aberdeen. “He was an able and eloquent preacher, and took a great interest in all social movements.” His wife died in 1934 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

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

Glasgow Herald, 29th October, 1892


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GAILEY, JAMES

Born at Stranorlar, County Donegal, 1817. Studied at the University, Belfast. Ordained at Strabane, 1839. Married, 1840, Jane Hamilton. Translated to Queenstown, 1843; and to Annan, 1850. Died, 1890.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 7th September, 1817, in Magreclough, Ireland, the son of Joseph Gailey and Jane Hawks.

Marriage
He married Jane Hamilton in April, 1841. She was born about 1816 in Ireland, the daughter of Robert Hamilton, Esq., M.D., R.N.

Ministry
He was licensed in October, 1838, and was ordained in Strabane, Ireland, in January, 1839. He removed from there in 1843 and ministered in Queenstown, Cork, Ireland. He was inducted to Annan, Dumfries-shire, on 29th April, 1850. William Stewart Peebles was ordained here as his colleague and successor in 1888.

Death
He died on 27th August, 1890, in Annan, Dumfries-shire. His wife died there in 1891. He was interred in the family burying ground in Drumlegagh, County Tyrone, Ireland.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Hamilton Gailey born in February, 1842, in Ireland. She died in the 1st quarter of 1918 in Leek, Staffordshire, England.

(2) Edgar H. Gailey born in September, 1844, in Ireland. He was a doctor of medicine. He married Mary Jane Brunt in the 4th quarter of 1887. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1896 in Leek, Staffordshire, England.

(3) Alice Anna Downdon Gailey born in July, 1848, in Ireland. She married Archibald Somerville in 1873 in Annan, Dumfries-shire. She died in the 4th quarter of 1931 in Leek, Staffordshire, England.

(4) John Alexander Gailey born in July, 1852, in Annan, Dumfries-shire. He also was a doctor. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1892 in Leek, Staffordshire, England.

(5) George Knox Gailey born on 24th August, 1857, in Annan, Dumfriesshire. He died there in 1862.

Sources
Dippam

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


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GALBRAITH, ANGUS

Born at Torrisdale, Kintyre, 1837. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Raasay, 1867. Translated to Urquhart (Ferintosh), 1890; and to Lochalsh, 1893. Married, 1876, Jemima Sutherland. Mr. Galbraith remained outside the Union in 1900.


Supplementary Information

Background
Though some sources say he was from Kilberry, Argyll, he was born on 28th and baptized on 31st December, 1837, in Torrisdale, Saddell and Skipness, Argyll, the son of Niel Galbraith, agricultural labourer, later house proprietor, and Janet McQuilken or Wilkie.

Education
He trained as a teacher in the Free Church Normal School in Glasgow and was a teacher for some years. He then studied at Glasgow University and the Free Church College in Glasgow.

Marriage
He married Jemima Sutherland at 1 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, on 22nd December, 1876 (Registration: 1876 685/4 347 St Giles). She was then resident at 22 Fallon Place, Edinburgh. She was born about 1842 in Tain, Ross and Cromarty, the daughter of James Sutherland, sugar planter, and Georgina Mackay McKenzie.

Ministry
He was ordained in Raasay, Inverness-shire, on 31st October, 1868. He resisted several attempts to remove him from Raasay: on 15th August, 1872, a call was signed to him from the Gaelic congregation in Greenock, Renfrewshire; on 16th January, 1884, he was elected by the Oban congregation; in 1888, he was called to Hope Street, Glasgow – for a second time, the call being signed by upwards of a thousand members and adherents. He was translated to Urquhart (Ferintosh), Ross and Cromarty; and, on 14th February, 1893, he was translated to Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty. He remained in the Free Church at the Union of 1900. He was Moderator of the General Assembly in 1903.

Death
He died on 25th April, 1909, in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty. His wife died in 1915 in Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James John Galbraith born in 1877 in Inverness. He was a doctor. He died in 1949 in Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty.

(2) Alexander Sutherland Galbraith born in 1879 in Raasay, Inverness-shire. He pre-deceased his father.

(3) a female Galbraith was born and died in 1881 in Raasay, Inverness-shire. She probably belonged to this family.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Angus Galbraith.

Glasgow Herald, 3rd August, 1872; 17th January, 1889

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 21st November, 1888, p.10; 13th December, 1888, p.3; 20th November, 1902, p.7; 27th April, 1909, p.6.


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GALBRAITH, DANIEL

Born at Glasgow, 1855. Studied at the University, Glasgow; Evangelical Union Hall and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Wick, Evangelical Union, 1880. Translated, 1882, to Arbroath; and, 1885, to Girvan. Married, 1883, Mary Scrymgeour Barrie. Admitted to the Free Church, 1888. Settled at Glenboig, 1892.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.185

He served in Glenboig, Lanarkshire.


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GALL, JAMES

Born at Edinburgh, 1808. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. In early life Mr. Gall was associated with his father in business as a publisher. He organised the mission and Sabbath-school work for Lady Glenorchy’s congregation. Married, 1833, Mary Campbell. In 1858 Mr. Gall commenced a mission which soon outgrew the accommodation that could be found in Carrubber’s Close. Special buildings were ultimately erected for the work. Ordained by the Free Church Presbytery of Edinburgh to the pastorate of Moray Church, 1861. Retired, 1871, but did not cease his evangelistic labours. [Vol. 2 gives the dates 1862-1872.] He was instrumental in establishing the mission premises of the New North Church, and organising the mission work there. Died, 1895.

Publications.—An Interpreting English and Greek Concordance of the New Testament, with a Glossary of the Greek Words. The Synagogue the Model of the Christian Church. Congregational Evangelism the Hope of the World. Anthropology of the Bible. The Science of Missions, etc.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 27th September and baptized on 15th October, 1808, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the son of James Gall, publisher, and Ann Collie. His father was the chief founder of the Sunday School system in Scotland.

Education
He attended Edinburgh High School, the Trustees’ Academy, and Edinburgh University. He also served his apprenticeship as a printer and wood engraver. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1849-55.

Marriage
He married Mary Campbell. She was from Belfast, being born in Ireland about 1810.

Ministry
He was ordained to what was then the “new territorial charge, Canongate, Edinburgh” on 10th April, 1862. This congregation was later known as Moray, Edinburgh. The buildings for this congregation were provided under the terms of the will of Miss Helen Thomson of Westbarnsmuir and James Gall was suggested as the most likely person to be able to bring together a congregation as envisaged in the will. The Presbytery therefore agreed to ask permission from the General Assembly to take him on trials for licence. But there was opposition: Gall had studied only for one year before returning to his work as a sculptor for five years; he had done another year of study and returned to his sculpting again; and his views about church order needed to be reviewed: he had said that there were “two different organisations in the church, carrying on their operations simultaneously with each other – the one, the presbyterial or pastoral organisaion, whose functions concern exclusively those who are within, and the other the apostolic and missionary organisation, whose functions concern those who are without.” However, the General Assembly instructed the Presbytery to take Gall on trials for licence and he was duly settled in this charge on 10th April, 1862. George Brown of St Paul’s, Edinburgh, presided and preached on the words: “Thy Kingdom come”.

He resigned his charge in 1872 “in order to devote himself more entirely to evangelistic work.” He was the founder of the Carubber’s Close Mission in Edinburgh.

He lived at various addresses in Edinburgh, including 10 St John Street (1865); 47 Forrest Road (1875); 3 Arniston Place (1881-85); and 35 Newington Road (1895).

Other
He was altogether a most remarkable man, being also a noted sculptor, astronomist and inventor – see sources below.

Death
He died on 7th February, 1895, at 35 Newington Road, Edinburgh, and was buried in the Grange Cemetery there on 11th February, 600 being present. His wife died in 1855 in Canongate, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Gall born about 1834 in Edinburgh. He was a noted publisher and businessman in Jamaica. He is said to have died in England.

(2) Eliza Gall born about 1836 in Edinburgh. She married Robert Inglis in 1860 in St Andrew, Edinburgh. He had a prominent place in the Gall publishing business. She died in 1912 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(3) Anna Gall born about 1838 in Edinburgh. She died on 25th July, 1929, at 20 Glenorchy Terrace, Edinburgh.

Publications
In addition to the publications mentioned by Ewing, the following are listed as being his in the National Library of Scotland:

Catechism of Christian baptism, with scripture proofs

Dipping not baptism, showing that what is called believer’s baptism is not Christian baptism in mode, meaning, or purpose, being a sign of the old covenant not a seal of the new

Easy guide to the constellations; with a miniature atlas of the stars, and key maps

Evangelistic Baptism indispensable to the church for the conversion of the world

Good Friday. A chronological mistake: or, The real history of Our Lord’s burial recovered

Gospel of Christ and the omnipotence of prayer consistent with law

Handbook to astronomy. Sheet I. The solar system

Home missions the people’s work: an address delivered at a meeting of the friends of Sabbath-Schools and missionary effort, 28th June 1858

Johnston’s illustrations of astronomy. Sheet no. 1. The solar system

Revival of Pentecostal Christianity. The history of Carubber’s Close Mission, with the twelve articles of the science of missions;

Wherein millenarians are wrong; or, Christ’s second coming proved to the impossible until the father has made his enemies his footstool

Wherein the Morisonians are wrong.

There are further publications of his listed in The World Catalogue of Books.

Sources
Wiki

Sculpture

Scottish-book-trade

Scottish-places

The London Gazette, 2 December, 1853; Issue: 21499; Page: 3564

Walvin, James, The Life and Times of Henry Clarke of Jamaica, p.68

Dloc

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

The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 31st January, 1861; 28th February, 1861; 11th April, 1862

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 9th February, 1895, p.16; 12th February, 1895, p.4; 26th July, 1929, p.16


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GALL, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Ellon, 1846. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Liff, 1877. Married, the same year, Eliza Allan Berry; and, 1895, Jane I. Porter. Translated, 1879, to Rutherglen.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.266

He served in Liff, Angus; and Rutherglen, Renfrewshire.


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GALLOWAY, ANDREW

Born in parish of Cults, Fife, 1839. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Oyne, Aberdeenshire, 1871. Married, 1872, Catherine Hendry.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.437

He served in Oyne, Aberdeenshire.


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GALLOWAY, JOHN, M.A.

Born in Ayrshire, 1836. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained in 1867 at Kintore. Married, the same year, Mary Knight.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.436

He served in Kintore, Aberdeenshire.


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GALLOWAY, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born in Aberdeenshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Nenthorn, Berwickshire, 1899.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.427

He served in Nenthorn, Berwickshire.


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GARDINER, GEORGE, M.A.

Born in Perthshire, 1851. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Garmouth, Morayshire, 1880. Married, 1888, Helen Anderson Hill.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.464

He served in Garmouth, Moray.


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GARDINER, JOHN ANDERSON, B.A.

Born in Renfrewshire, 1838. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Manchester, Grosvenor Square, 1868. He resigned this charge, and was settled at Langside, Glasgow, 1884. Married, 1885, Catherine Burnett Glen. Retired, 1890, and subsequently went to Australia.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 10th August and baptized on 9th September, 1838, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the son of William Gardiner, master seaman, and Mary Anderson.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1862-66.

Marriage
He married Kate Burnett Glen on 18th June, 1885, at Langside Free Church, Glasgow (Registration: 1885 560/ 41 Cathcart). He was then living at 28 Prince’s Square, Strathbungo, Glasgow; and she at Crosshill Cottage, Cathcart. Catharine Glen was the name on her birth record. She was born on 26th March, 1861, in Hutchesontown, Glasgow, the daughter of John Glen, engineer, and Mary Burnett. Her sister, Elizabeth Aitken Glen, married William Gray Dixon, the son of James Main Dixon, a Free Church minister.

Ministry
He served first in Grosvenor Square Presbyterian Church in Manchester, Lancashire, England. He was known as “the Irving of the pulpit”. He suffered an accident there that left him blind. He travelled round the world and resumed his ministry in Manchester. Thereafter he served for some years in Langside, Glasgow, where he was settled on 14th July, 1884. He was inducted to Bluff, Southland Presbytery, New Zealand, on 3rd January, 1894; and was called to Manly, Sydney, New South Wales in December, 1895. He ministered there till his death.

Death
He died on 28th May, 1911, and is buried in Plot U195 of Manly Cemetery. Katherine Burnet Anderson Gardiner died in 1954 in Chatswood, New South Wales.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Isobel Anderson Gardiner born about 1885. She married William Pentleton Stewart on 11th March, 1942, at Gladstone Avenue, Hunter’s Hill, New South Wales. She died on 11th March, 1942, in Hunter’s Hill, New South Wales.

(2) Dorothea Gardiner born about 1892. She married Frederick I. Notting in 1913 in Katoomba, New South Wales. She died in 1975 in New South Wales.

(3) Jean Gardiner born on 11th July, 1891, in Newington, Edinburgh. She died in 1946 in Manly, New South Wales.

(4) John Stuart Gardiner born in 1894 in New Zealand. He married Elizabeth A. Kent in 1922 in Mosman, New South Wales. In 1943 he was a Secretary, living at Wahroonga Avenue, Wahroonga, New South Wales. He died in 1966 in St Leonards, New South Wales.

Sources
Otago Daily Times, Issue 15165, 9 June 1911, Page 6

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register


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GARDINER, THOMAS

Born at Edinburgh, 1825. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained missionary to Calcutta, 1853. Married, the same year, Sarah Watson. Illness obliged him to return home, 1859. Settled at Old Aberdeen, 1863. Died, 1877.

Publication.—Posthumous.—Thomas Gardiner. By Rev. A. Inglis.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 6th July, 1825, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the son of Thomas Gardiner, linen draper, later, tea dealer, and Margaret Nimmo.

Education
He studied at Edinburgh University and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1847-51.

Marriage
He married Sarah Watson on 12th April, 1853, in South Leith, Edinburgh. She was born on 19th December, 1831, and baptized on 13th January, 1832, in Brechin, Angus, the daughter of David Watson and Mary Hill. She was a sister of David Octavius Hill, photographer and artist.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh. After doing some teaching and employment as assistant in different places, on 12th April, 1853, he was ordained to the ministry for service in India by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh, Sir Henry Moncreiff officiating on the occasion. On returning from India in impaired health, he spent some time in England. In 1863 the congregation of Old Machar, Aberdeen, resolved to call Thomas Gardiner “formerly of Calcutta,” who had been assisting there for about a year, and he was inducted there on 30th July that year. The call was signed by 196 members and 17 adherents.

Death
The whole family took ill with scarlet fever and he died on 14th October, 1877, in Old Machar, Aberdeen.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Frank Stuart Gardiner born on 18th September, 1856, in Calcutta, India. He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1876. He was a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Coleraine, 1882; Kingstown, County Dublin, 1890.

(2) Henry Lawrence Gardiner born on 16th April, 1860, at Calton Hill, Edinburgh. He died in the 1st quarter of 1946 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.

(3) Emily Hill Gardiner born on 31st January, 1863, in Old Machar, Aberdeen.

(4) Leonard Gardiner born on 27th April, 1864, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. He died in 1880 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(5) Thomas Macleod Gardiner born on 8th February, 1867, Old Machar, Aberdeen. He married Charlotte Stokes, in 1892 in St Giles, Edinburgh. In 1900 he was Secretary of the Edinburgh Life Assurance Company. He died in 1936 in Haymarket, Edinburgh.

(6) Margaret Nimmo Gardiner born on 19th December, 1869, at the Free Church Manse, Old Machar, Aberdeen. She died there two days later.

(7) David Octavus Hill Gardiner born on 19th December, 1869, at the Free Church Manse, Old Machar, Aberdeen. He died there that same year.

(8) Theodore James Gardiner born in 1864 in Old Machar, Aberdeen. He was an ex-major in the Border Regiment, and an arbitrator of industrial disputes and secretary of the National Club, London. His death is described thus: “Theodore James Gordon Gardiner died 30th June 1937, of Villa Medici, Fiesole, Florence, Italy, formerly of The Travellers’ Club and of 12, Queen Anne’s Gate in the city of Westminster England, author.“

Sources
The London Gazette, 10 August, 1937

Books1

Books2

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

Glasgow Herald, 23rd April, 1860

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 22nd December, 1869; 24th December, 1869

The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 16th October, 1877


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GARDNER, ARCHIBALD

Born at Paisley, 1828. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at New Deer, 1856. Married, the same year, Mary Hall. Translated to Princes Road, Liverpool, 1877. Died, 1890.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 7th and baptized on 20th January, 1828, in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, the son of Richard Gardner, traveller, and Janet Kennedy.

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

Marriage
He married Mary Hall on 4th December, 1856, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She was born on 8th and baptized on 26th February, 1832, in Dunkeld, Perthshire, the daughter of Peter Hall, railway agent, and Mary Arche.

Ministry
He was ordained in New Deer, Aberdeenshire, on 4th September, 1856, George McCrie, Clola, preaching and presiding. On 1st March, 1877, he was translated to Hyslop Street Presbyterian Church, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. On 29th May, 1879, his congregation was united with Prince’s Road Church there, he becoming the minister of the united charge. In 1884 there were about 5oo members on the roll.

Death
He died on 12th November, 1890, in Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England, and on 15th November was buried in Southdown Road, Cemetery, Liverpool.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Gardner born on 5th September, 1857, in New Deer, Aberdeenshire.

(2) Jessie Kennedy Gardner born on 26th August, 1859, in New Deer, Aberdeenshire. She married George Edward W. Hoyland in the 1st quarter of 1887 in Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England. She died in the 2nd quarter of June, 1937, in Kendal, Cumberland, England.

(3) Amelia Elizabeth Gardner born on 11th August, 1861, in New Deer, Aberdeenshire. She married George Alexander Sutherland in the 2nd quarter of 1890 in Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England. She died on 27th August, 1933, in Wharfedale, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

(4) Helena Jane Gardner born on 10th August, 1864, in New Deer, Aberdeenshire. She married Carel Blad de Witt in the 3rd quarter of 1887 in Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England. She died in the 1st quarter of 1933 in Kingston, London, England.

(5) Margaret Gardner born on 8th September, 1866, in New Deer, Aberdeenshire.

(6) Richard Hall Gardner born on 2nd February, 1871, in New Deer, Aberdeenshire. He married Jean Neil MacArthur in 1898 in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He died in the 1st quarter of 1955 in Crosby, Lancashire, England.

Sources
The Aberdeen Journal, 17th September, 1856

Liverpool Mercury etc, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, 2nd March, 1877; 30th May, 1879; 16th February, 1884; 17th November, 1890


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GARDNER, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Dysart, 1795. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Burra and Quarff, 1830. Married, 1831, Janet Esther Marshall. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. After the Disruption Mr. Gardner had to live in Lerwick, a distance of six and twelve miles respectively from the two churches in which he officiated. Retired, 1849. Died, 1867.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.287

He served in Quarff and Burra, Shetland.

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


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GARDNER, JAMES, M.A., M.D.

Born, 1804. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions of Adherence to the Free Church. Was secretary of some of the Provisional Committees formed by Dr. Chalmers to prepare for the Disruption, and of the Financial Committee of the Free Church, till October 1844, when he was ordained at Dunnichen. Resigned, 1850. Died, 1876.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 10th April, and baptized on 19th May, 1804, in Old Greyfriars, Edinburgh, the son of Peter Gardner and Elizabeth Wardlaw.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Elizabeth Creichton on 16th September, 1834, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh.

(2) Christian Dickson on 3rd November, 1840, in Edinburgh. She was born on 11th and baptized on 29th April, 1806, in Edinburgh, the daughter of John Dickson and Mary Crichton.

Ministry
“Dr James Gardiner” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. On 20th August, 1844, he received a call from Bo’ness. Two days later he received a call from Dunnichen, Angus, and he was ordained there on 17th October, that year. After demitting his charge, he lived at various addresses in Edinburgh, for example, 1 Lower Gilmore Place (1851); West Colinton Bank (1861); 8 St Patrick Street (1875). He described himself in different ways: M.D. not practising; Free Church minister without charge; and author.

Death
He died on 24th February, 1876. Elizabeth Creichton is said to have died on 12th October, 1838. Christian Dickson died on 4th April, 1885, in Melrose, Roxburghshire..

Publications
A number of publications by “Rev James Gardner” appear in the World Catalogue of Books. These were probably all his writings.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) Ann Whitson Gardner baptized on 27th July, 1835, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She married William Allan in 1894, in Gourock, Renfrewshire. She died in 1905 in St Giles, Edinburgh.

(2) Elizabeth Wardlaw Creichton Gardner baptized on 9th March, 1837, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She married (i) Gerrit van Niekerk. They lived in Graaf Reinet, Cape Province. (ii) Hendrik Jacobus Pienaar. She died on 29th December, 1931, and was buried in Graaf Reinet Cemetery, Stockenstroom Street.

And by his second wife:

(3) Mary Crichton Gardner born on 14th July and baptized on 3rd October, 1841, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She married Francis Hitzeroth on 6th February, 1867, in Colinton, Edinburgh. He was a minister. He died in Paarl, Cape Colony, in 1873. She died in 1922 in Inveresk, Midlothian.

(4) James Peter Gardner born on 21st January and baptized on 17th February, 1843, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. He married Euphemia Boak in the 3rd quarter of 1865 in Clerkenwell, London, England. He died on 12th October, 1898, in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA, and was buried in Cypress Hills Cemetery there.

(5) John Dickson Gardner born on 21st March and baptized on 17th April, 1845, in Dunnichen, Angus. He is said to have died on 22nd April, 1854.

(6) Janet Greig Gardner born on 16th January and baptized on 14th February, 1847 in Dunnichen, Angus. She married Alexander Robertson in 1865 in Colinton, Edinburgh. She died in 1889 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Sources
Geni

Mypeople

Eggsa

Findagrave


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GARDNER, JAMES FRANCIS, B.D.

Born at Poona, 1861. Son of Rev. J. W. Gardner. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained missionary to Bombay, 1888. Married, the same year, Mary Shield Wilson.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 6th May, 1861, in the Free Church Mission House, Poona, India, the son of James Wardrop Gardner, Free Church missionary, and Helen Legg. He was a brother of William Robert Wardrop Gardner – a Free Church minister.

Education
He attended the Queen Street Institution, Edinburgh. He graduated M.A. (2nd in Philosophy) from Edinburgh University in 1882, and B.D. in 1887. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1886-87. He then pursued his studies on the continent.

Marriage
He married Mary Shield Wilson on 23rd October, 1888 at Mayfield Free Church, Edinburgh. She was born on 20th November, 1856, in Monkton, Ayrshire, the daughter of William Wilson, Free Church minister, and Mary Shield.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dalkeith on 11th October, 1887. He was ordained in Free St George’s, Edinburgh, on 6th May, 1888, as a missionary to India. In the autumn he sailed with his wife to India and entered on his duties at Wilson College, Bombay. He also served as Secretary of the Bombay Tract and Book Society and was Bombay Secretary of the Ladies’ Society.

Death
He died on 27th December, 1896. His wife died in 1930 in Morningside, Edinburgh. At that time she lived at 30 Woodburn Terrace.

Family
There is no clear evidence that they had issue.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: James Francis Gardner.

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 24th October, 1888, p.12


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GARDNER, JAMES WARDROP

Born in parish of Bathgate. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained missionary to Bombay. Married, the same year, Helen Legg. Translated to Poona, 1856. Resigned, 1872. Died, 1888. [List of missionaries says he died 1889.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 25th October, 1821, in Bathgate, West Lothian, the son of James Gardner and Marion Brook.

Education
There is no sign in the New College, Edinburgh, records that he enrolled there.

Marriage
He married Helen Legg on 21st October, 1856, at the home of the bride, Auchinblae, Kincardineshire. She was born on 2nd and baptized on 22nd February, 1823, in Fordoun, Kincardineshire, the daughter of Francis Legg, draper, and Helen Burness.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Cupar on 3rd September, 1856, and was ordained as a missionary by that Presbytery on 1st October that year. He remained in India till 1872. In 1875 he was advertising that he took in boys studying at any of the public schools in Edinburgh and personally superintended their lessons. In 1881, Rev. James W. Gardner was appointed by the Association for the Inspection of Religious Instruction to inspect schools on their behalf. He was still employed in this task in 1886.

Death
He died on 2nd August, 1888, in Tranent, East Lothian. His wife is said to have died on 2nd December, 1890, in Leamington Terrace, Edinburgh, but the death is registered in Cockenzie, East Lothian.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Helen Marion Gardner born on 30th September and baptized on 22nd October, 1857, in Poona, Bombay, India. She married George Connor in 1882 in St Andrew, Edinburgh. They lived in the USA.

(2) Henrietta Gardner born on 6th August and baptized on 8th September, 1859, in Poona, Bombay, India.

(3) James Francis Wardrop born about 1861 in India. He became a Free Church minister.

(4) William Robert Wardrop Gardner born about 1864 in India. He became a Free Church minister. He died in the 2nd quarter of 1946 in Hailsham, Sussex, England.

(5) Andrew Alexander Gardner born about 1865 in India. He died in 1950 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(6) Annie Margaret Wardrop Gardner born about 1869 in India. She married Harry Edward Gibbs, M.D., F.R.C.S., sixth son of the late James Gibbs, London, England, on 11th July, 1902, in Bishopdale, New Zealand. She died in 1945 in New Zealand.

Sources
Burness

Nelson Evening Mail (New Zealand), Volume XXXVI, Issue 167, 17th July, 1902, p.2

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

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 18th February, 1875, p.2; 12th February, 1886, p.4

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 1st August, 1881

Glasgow Herald, 4th November, 1881


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GARDNER, JOSEPH, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1839. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Macduff, 1867. Married, 1876, Jane Watt. Was clerk of the Free Church Presbytery of Turriff for nearly thirty years.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.448

He served in Macduff, Banffshire.


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GARDNER, WILLIAM ROBERT WARDROP, M.A.

Born, 1864. Son of Rev. J.W. Gardner. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1885, missionary to South Arabia. Married, 1891, Abby Harding Demmon. Resigned, 1894. [See list of missionaries for alternative dating.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in India in 1864, the son of James Wardrop Gardner, Free Church missionary. He was a brother of James Francis Gardner – Free Church ministers.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1884. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1884-88.

Ministry
He was ordained in Free St George’s, Edinburgh, on 6th May, 1888, for service in the Keith-Falconer Mission in Arabia.

Source
The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 7th May, 1888, p.8


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GARIOCH, GEORGE, M.A., M.D. (London)

Born, 1794. Son of Dr. James Garioch. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Old Meldrum, 1817. Married, 1823, Margaret Wilson. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1860. Died, 1872.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.174

He served in Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire.

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


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GARSON, JOHN

Born in the parish of Sandwick, Orkney, 1813. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Became assistant in the united parishes of Birsay and Harray. At the time of the Disruption Free Church congregations were formed in both parishes, and Mr. Garson was ordained over that of Birsay, 1844. Married, 1852, Elizabeth Mair. Became senior minister, 1882. Died, 1884.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.242

“John Garson, Sandwich, Orkney” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Birsay, Orkney.

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


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GARVIE, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born in Aberdeenshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Ballantrae, Ayrshire, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.425

He served in Ballantrae, Ayrshire.


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GATHEROR, ALEXANDER

Born, 1816. He signed the Probationers’ Resolutions of Adherence to the Free Church. Ordained at Kincardine O’Neil, 1844. Became an invalid in 1847. Died, 1873.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in Scotland about 1818.

Ministry
“Alexander Gatherer, Dundee” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire.

Death
In 1871 he was a patient in the Royal Edinburgh Asylum but he died on 29th April, 1873, at 21 Montague Street, Edinburgh (Registration: 1873 685/5 300). His death was registered by an attendant; his parents’ names were not known.

Family
He never married.


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GAULT, ROBERT

Born in County Derry, 1819. Studied at Belfast College, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained at Killieleagh (second congregation), 1840. Married, 1849, Elizabeth Colhoun. Became superintendent of Anti-Popish Mission, Glasgow, 1852. When the mission was discontinued Mr. Gault became minister of Kingston Free Church, Glasgow, 1866. Resigned, 1884.

Publication.—Popery, the Man of Sin. (Second of three prize essays published by the Evangelical Alliance, 1849.)


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1819 in Ireland, the son of Thomas Gault, farmer, and Helen McLeland.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Colhoun on 13th November, 1849, at Ballykelly, Ireland. She was born about 1819 in Ireland, the daughter of John Colhoun, civil engineer, and Jane Fanning.

Ministry
He was minister of the Second Presbyterian Church in Killyleagh, Ireland. On 30th December, 1851, there was a soirée and presentation to him, on his impending removal to Glasgow. The attendance was both large and respectable. A petition that he be given a seat on the Glasgow Presbytery to give greater prominence to his work in the Anti-Popish Mission was not accepted by the General Assembly of 1860. They did not grant seats on Presbytery except to occupants of charges recognised by the Free Church. A memorial from members and adherents of the Town Hall Free Church congregation was presented to the Free Presbytery of Glasgow in February, 1866, asking that they might secure him as their minister as he had been working amongst them for 14 years. This is a reference to Kingston Free Church. He was called to Kingston, Glasgow, on 22nd November, 1866, the call being signed by 53 members and 12 adherents. He was duly inducted there on 6th December.

Death
Latterly he lived at 152 Hill Street, Garnethill, Glasgow. He died there of senile decay on 15th September, 1903 (Registration: 1903 644/9 1156 Kelvin). His wife died there on 17th December, 1893 (Registration: 1893 644/9 1400 Kelvin).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Susan Maria Gault born about 1851 in Ireland. She died in 1920 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(2) Thomas Fanning Gault born about 1852 in Glasgow.

(3) Mary Elizabeth Gault born on 27th December, 1854, in Barony, Glasgow. She died in 1941 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(4) Robert Bruce Gault born on 10th March, 1857, in Blythswood, Glasgow. He died there in 1862.

Sources
Freeman’s Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, Dublin, Ireland, 22nd November, 1849

The Belfast News-Letter, Belfast, Ireland, 5th January, 1852

The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, Scotland, 22nd May, 1860

Glasgow Herald, 23rd November, 1866; 7th December, 1866


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GAVIN, RICHARD

Born, 1821. Ordained at New Deer, 1844. In 1855 Mr. Gavin was declared to be no longer a minister of the Free Church. Thereafter he went to Canada.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 3rd November, 1821, in Strichen, Aberdeenshire, the son of Alexander Gavin and Mary Adamson. For some family connections, see the John Anderson Tree.

Ministry
He was ordained in New Deer, Aberdeenshire, on 28th November, 1844. On 21st May, 1855, there was a sale by auction of all his household goods: from the elegant telescope mahoganay dining table to the stone cheese presser and the barn fan.

In Canada he moved around a bit. In 1871 he was in Gloucester, Russell, Ontario; in 1881 in Nepean, Carleton, Ontario; and in 1891, in Wellington Ward of Ottawa City, Ontario. He seems to have been at one time an Inspector of schools; he also served as an agent of the Bible Society.

Death
He died on 30th August, 1891, at Ottawa and was buried in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Family
He never married.

Sources
The Aberdeen Journal, 4th December, 1844; 19th February, 1845; 9th May, 1855


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GAVIN, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born in Stirlingshire. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1898, missionary to Pondoland.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.553


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GEDDES, JOHN

Born in Renfrewshire, 1829. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkmichael, Dumfries-shire, 1872. Translated to Milton Free Church, Glasgow, 1885. Married, 1889, Annie Stewart.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.233: “Milton: This congregation and its minister adhered to the F.C.”

He served in Kirkmichael, Dumfries-shire; and Milton, Glasgow.


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GEDDES, JOHN CHARLES BRUCE

Born at Edinburgh, 1863. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at East Wemyss, 1893. Married, the same year, Mary Morison Campbell.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.152

He served in East Wemyss, Fife.


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GEDDIE, JAMES WATSON

Born in the parish of Kennoway, 1833. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ceres, 1861. Married, 1863, Isabella Thomson. Translated to Banff, 1864.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.450

For some ministerial connections, see the Thomson and the Bayne Trees..

He served in Ceres, Fife; and Banff.


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GEMMEL, JOHN, D.D.

Born at Port-Glasgow, 1807. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained, 1835, at Newtown, Crummelin, Ireland. Translated, 1837, to Fairlie, Ayrshire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1875. Died, 1884. Dr. Gemmel was a distinguished Semitic scholar, and wrote largely on Oriental subjects in the British and Foreign Evangelical Review.

Publications.—The Art of Hebrew Accentuation. The Atonement: a Poem, etc.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.195

He served in Fairlie, Ayrshire.

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


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GENTLE, ALEXANDER

Born at Edinburgh, 1798. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. He became assistant at Burntisland. Ordained, 1828, at Alves, Morayshire. Married, the same year, Isabella Boyle. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1869.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.377

He served in Alves, Moray.

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


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GEORGE, JAMES ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1841. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Airdrie, West, 1870. Married, 1871, Julia Beith. Translated to Montrose, St. John’s, 1878.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.408

He served in West, Airdrie, Lanarkshire; and St. John’s, Montrose, Angus.


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GEORGESON, DONALD, M.A.

Born at Lybster, Caithness, 1854. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Married, 1879, Isabella L. Murray. Ordained at Bowling, 1890. Before he became a divinity student, Mr. Georgeson was a classical master in Kirkwall Academy, and headmaster of Invergordon School. For several years had charge of Mayfield congregation, Edinburgh, during its initial period.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.269

He served in Bowling, Dunbartonshire.


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GEORGESON, FREDERICK HUGH, M.A.

Born at Lybster, 1856. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained by the Presbytery of Caithness for Rotterdam, 1885. Married, the same year, Elizabeth S. M’Kenzie. Translated to Cluny, 1886; and to St. James’s, Glasgow, 1888.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.318

He served in Cluny, Aberdeenshire; and St. James’, Glasgow.


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GIBB, JOHN, D.D.

Born at Aberdeen, 1835. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1866, by Presbytery of Italy to Malta as colleague to Dr. Wisely. Resigned, 1867. In 1868 appointed resident tutor, and, 1877, Professor of New Testament Exegesis in the College of the English Presbyterian Church, London.

Publication.—An edition of the Confessions of St. Augustine.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born or baptized on 14th December, 1835, in Aberdeen, the son of Alexander Gibb and Margaret Smith.

Education
He studied at Marischal College Aberdeen 1853-56. He was awarded the D.D. degree by Aberdeen University in 1898.

Ministry
He was the assistant minister in the Presbyterian Church in Malta, 1863; the theological tutor in the College of the Presbyterian Church of England in London; and Professor of New Testament Theology and Ecclesiastical History in the same College, afterwards Westminster College, Cambridge, England, 1877. In 1875 he was nominated for the Chair of Church History in the Free Church College, Aberdeen, but was not appointed.

Death
Latterly he lived in Cambridge, England. He died there on 28th April, 1915, and was buried in Ascension Parish Burial Ground. A memorial reads: “THE REVEREND JOHN GIBB DOCTOR OF DIVINITY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN MEMBER OF KINGS COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF CHURCH HISTORY AT WESTMINSTER COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE.

BORN 14TH DECEMBER 1835 DIED 28TH APRIL 1915″.

And an obituary in The Aberdeen University Review, 1914-15 reads:

“Rev. Dr. John Gibb (alumnus, Marischal College, 1853-6 ; D.D., 1886), Emeritus- Professor of Church History at Westminster College, Cambridge, died at his residence, 108 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, on 28 April, aged eighty. He was the eldest son of the late Mr. Alexander Gibb, C.E., Willowbank, Aberdeen, and a brother of Sir George S. Gibb, the Chairman of the Road Board. He acted as assistant minister at the Presbyterian Church at Malta from 1863 to 1868, and in the latter year became theological tutor in the College of the Presbyterian Church of England in London. In 1877 he was appointed Professor of New Testament Theology and Ecclesiastical History in the College, which was transferred to Cambridge in 1899, and has since been known as Westminster College. Eight years later, when there was a redistribution of subjects consequent on the foundation of the Dunn Chair, the department of Church History was assigned to Dr. Gibb. He relinquished his Chair two years ago. Professor Gibb was the author of several works, including “Biblical Studies and Their Influence upon the Church” (1877); “Luther’s Table Talk, Selected and Translated” (1883); “Gudrun Beowulf and the Song of Roland ” (1884); “Leading Heroes of the Niebelung
Cycle,” etc. He was joint-editor with Rev. W. Montgomery, B.D., of the editions of the “Confessions of St. Augustine ” in the Cambridge Series of Patristic Texts (1907). He also contributed numerous articles on theological and historical subjects to the leading reviews and magazines, especially the “Contemporary Review “.

Sources
Cemeteryrecords

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 17th June, 1875, p.3


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GIBSON, ALEXANDER, B.D.

Born in Wigtownshire. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kinfauns, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.132

He served in Kinfauns, Perthshire.


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GIBSON, HAMILTON

Born, 1811. Ordained first Free Church minister at Fenwick, 1846. Resigned, 1848.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.635

This source says nothing about him being a Free Church minister.

Marriage
He married Margaret Bannatyne Doherty. She was born about 1823 in Scotland.

Ministry
He was ordained in Fenwick, Ayrshire, on 10th November, 1846. He was in Canada and minister of Galt, Ontario, Canada, by 1851. The resignation of his charge was accepted on 8th August, 1860. In 1861 he was living in Stanley, Huron County, Ontario; in 1871 he was in Goderich, Huron South, Ontario; and in 1881 in La Chine, Jacques Cartier, Quebec, Canada.

Death
He died on 19th October, 1885, and was buried in Clinton Cemetery, Huron County, Ontario, Canada. His wife died in 1875.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Gibson born on 4th May, 1851, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

(2) Catherine Gibson born on 17th November, 1852, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

(3) Margaret Blaikly Gibson born on 23rd April, 1857, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She married William Theophilus Stuart, M.D., of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His father, James Stuart, and his brothers J.L. and J.G. Stuart were all ministers.

Sources
Generations

Menofcanada

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 9th October, 1860, p.2


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GIBSON, JAMES, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Crieff in 1799; studied at the University and Theological Hall, Glasgow. He was ordained in 1839 first minister of Kingston quoad sacra church, Glasgow, and married, in 1839, Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. Dr. John Campbell, Edinburgh. He signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. In 1856 Dr. Gibson was appointed Professor of Systematic Theology and Church History in the Free Church College, Glasgow. For some years also he acted as Clerk to the Free Presbytery of Glasgow. He died at Glasgow, 1871.

Publications.—His larger works were: Man’s Inability. The Marriage Affinity Question. Present Truths in. Theology. The Decalogue in the Old Dispensation. Public Worship.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.419

He served in Kingston, Glasgow.

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Gibson, James


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GIBSON, JAMES

Born, 1819. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Became assistant at Kirkpatrick-Durham, 1859. Ordained there, 1861. Married, 1880, Catherine MacNaughton Grierson. Died, 1887.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 6th and baptized on 18th June, 1819, in Edinburgh, the son of Benjamin Gibson and Mary White.

Education
He studied at Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1847-51.

Marriage
He married Catherine MacNaughton Grierson in 1880 in St Andrew, Edinburgh. She was born about 1849 in Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire, the daughter of Alexander Grierson, minister, and Jessie Hindman Millar. After James Gibson’s death she married Alexander Giles, a Free Church minister.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh. He was ordained in Kirkpatrick-Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 19th December, 1861, as colleague and successor to Jamieson Willis, who died in 1874.

Death
He died at 37 St Michael Street, Dumfries, on 15th October, 1887. His wife died in 1916 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

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


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GIBSON, JAMES, D.D. (Belfast)

Born in County Monaghan, 1835. Son of Professor Gibson, D.D., Belfast. Studied at Queen’s University, Ireland, General Assembly’s College, Belfast; and Princeton Theological Seminary. Ordained at Strabane, County Tyrone, 1859. Married, 1863, Hannah M’Lean. Translated to Perth, West, 1873. Became senior minister, 1892.

Publication.—Creeds and Creed Revision,1889.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.336

He served in West, Perth.


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GIBSON, ROBERT

Born at Leadhills, 1819. Studied at the University, Glasgow. After assisting in Manchester Mr. Gibson took charge of the station at Eaglesham. Transferred to Kirkbean and Southwick. When this station was sanctioned as a charge he was ordained, 1844. Married, 1859, Jane Ferguson; and, 1877, Barbara Kirkconnell. Became senior minister, 1882. Died, 1888.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born (or baptised) on 8th September, 1816, in Crawford and Leadhills, Lanarkshire, the son of William Gibson, miner, and Mary Dinwoodie.

Education
He studied at the University of Glasgow, and the Free Church College, Glasgow.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Jane Ferguson on 22nd March, 1859, at the bride’s home, Millburnbank, Southwick, Kirkcudbrightshire (Registration: 1859 861/ 1 Colvend). She was born about 1814 in Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire, the daughter of Alexander Ferguson, factor, and Elizabeth McCune.

(2) Barbara Kirkconnell on 7th June, 1877, at West Preston, Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire (Registration: 1877 870/ 1 Kirkbean). She was born (or baptised) on 19th July, 1821, in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire, the daughter of Thomas Kirkconnell, farmer, and Agnes Sproat.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow in 1842. A “Robert Gibson” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He worked in Manchester, Lancashire, England, and Eaglesham, Renfrewshire, before being ordained to Kirkbean and Southwick, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 17th October, 1844. On 24th October, 1882, William John Rae was ordained there as his colleague and successor. He then retired to Dumfries.

Death
Robert Gibson died on 3rd July, 1888, in Dumfries. Jane Ferguson or Gibson died in 1873 in Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire. Barbara Kirkconnell or Gibson died in 1914 in Dumfries.

Family
He had no issue.

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


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GIBSON, WILLIAM

Born at Edinburgh, 1828. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Abbotshall, 1858. Married, 1866, Helen Lockhart; and, 1895, Mary Laird Reid. Translated to Hull, 1878; to Lochgoilhead, 1883. Resigned, 1894. Died, 1899.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 17th November, 1828, in Edinburgh, the son of William Gibson, builder, and Agnes Cockburn.

Education
He was  admitted as a foundationer to George Heriot’s Hospital, Edinburgh. He entered a legal firm to practise law but was attracted to the ministry and completed his Arts course at Edinburgh University, while working in the law office. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1850-54.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Helen Lockhart on 9th January, 1866, at the bride’s home, Linntown, Kirkcaldy, Fife (Registration: 1866 442/ 23 Kirkcaldy). She was born (or baptised) on 3rd February, 1836, in Abbotshall, Fife, the daughter of Ninian Lockhart, manufacturer, and Margaret Johnston.

(2) Mary Laird Reid in 1895 in St Andrew, Edinburgh. She was born on 26th December, 1857, in Stirling, the daughter of William Reid, a minister, and Mary Laird.

Ministry
He was ordained in Abbotshall, Kirkcaldy, Fife, on 23rd December, 1858. In 1878 he was translated to Holderness Road Church, Hull, Yorkshire, England. He resigned that charge on account of his wife’s health. On 9th July, 1883, he was called to Lochgoilhead, Argyll, and he was inducted there on the 22nd of that month, having come to it as a preaching station the previous year. Early in July the memorial stone of the new Church building there was laid by Mr Alexander A. Ferguson of the Lodge. On 20th November, 1894, James M. Campbell was ordained there as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died of apoplexy on 9th September, 1899, while on a visit to Colinton, Edinburgh. Helen Lockhart or Gibson died in 1888 in Lochgoilhead, Argyll.

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


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GILCHRIST, ROBERT

Born at Darvel, 1830. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Married, 1859, Mary Sloan. Ordained at Shotts, 1861.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.192

He served in Shotts, Lanarkshire.


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GILES, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Kennethmont, 1825. Studied at King’s College and Free Church College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ashkirk, 1866. Married, 1878, Cecilia Dudgeon; and, 1894, Catherine MacNaughton Grierson or Gibson. [Vol. 2 says he left Ashkirk in 1867.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 5th August, 1825, in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, the son of John Giles, farmer, and Christian Sebsterty (?).

Education
He entered Aberdeen University in 1839 and graduated M.A. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1849-52.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Cecilia Dudgeon in the 1st quarter of 1878, in St George’s Hanover Square, London, England. She was born about 1837, in Spylaw, Kelso, Roxburghshire, the daughter of John Dudgeon, WS and farmer, and Elizabeth Falconer.

(2) Catherine MacNaughton Grierson or Gibson in 1894 in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. She was born about 1849 in Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire, the daughter of Alexander Grierson, minister, and Jessie Hindman Millar. She was the widow of James Gibson, a Free Church minister.

Ministry
He was ordained in Ashkirk, Roxburghshire, on 29th November, 1866. The General Assembly of 1897 allotted him a retiring allowance of £90 and William Frederick Bell was ordained there later that year.

Death
He died on 31st August, 1915, at 8 Rochester Terrace, Edinburgh (Registration: 1915 685/6 876 Morningside). Cecilia Dudgeon or Giles died on 9th December, 1891, at 131 Warrender Park Road, Edinburgh, her usual address being the Free Church Manse, Ashkirk (Registration: 1891 685/5 1219 Newington). Catherine Grierson or Giles died in 1916 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) John Dudgeon Giles born in 1880 in St George, Edinburgh. He graduated from Edinburgh University: M.B., Ch.B, in 1903; M.D. in 1909. He was assistant medical superintendent to Bermondsey Parish Infirmary and resident medical officer for Middlesborough Union Hospital; then superintendent to South Shields Union Infirmary. In around 1915 he was appointed medical superintendent to Hope Hospital Salford, Lancashire, England, and was also medical officer for Salford Old People’s Homes and Salford Municipal Maternity and Babies’ Hospital. He married Annie Wright in the 3rd quarter of 1909 in Barnet, London, England. They were both killed in air raids at Hope Hospital in December, 1940.

(2) Alexander Falconer Giles born on 20th October, 1881, in St Giles, Edinburgh. He married Jean Clarke McGeorge in 1914 in Dumfries. He was a historian. He died in 1963 in Newington, Edinburgh.

Sources
Archives.li.man

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 2nd June, 1897, p.5


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GILLESPIE, WILLIAM

Born, 1811. Licensed by the Presbytery of Stirling, 1844. Ordained, 1844, at Tulliallan. Married, 1851, Ann Ziegler. Died, 1858.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1821, in Dunipace, Stirlingshire, the son of James Gillespie, farmer, and Margaret Gillespie.

Marriage
He married Ann Ziegler on 12th June, 1851, in Tulliallan, Perthshire; also recorded in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She was born about 1820, in Edinburgh, the daughter of Alexander Ziegler, surgeon, and Annie Ziegler.

Ministry
He was ordained in Tulliallan, Perthshire, in 1844.

Death
He died of obstruction of the bowel on 7th February, 1858, at the Free Church Manse, Tulliallan, Fife (Registration: 1858 397/ 6 Tulliallan). His wife died of old age on 11th June, 1906, at 47 George Square, Edinburgh (Registration: 1906 685/4 789 St Giles).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Annie Gillespie baptized on 26th March, 1852, in Edinburgh.

(2) Margaret Gillespie baptized on 26th October, 1853, in Edinburgh.

(3) Jane Ziegler Gillespie born on 18th September , 1855, in Tulliallan, Perthshire. She died there the following year.

(4) Janet Ziegler Gillespie born on 26th May, 1857, in Edinburgh. She died in Tulliallan, Perthshire, the following year.


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GILLESPIE, WILLIAM

Born in Fife, 1837. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Keith, 1870. Married, the same year, Jessie Harper. Translated, 1879, to Airdrie, West.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.176

He served in Keith, Moray; and West, Airdrie , Lanarkshire.

His son, James Gillespie, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.359.


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GILLIES, ALEXANDER

Son of Rev. D. Gillies, Orphir. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1897, missionary to the New Hebrides.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.196

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register


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GILLIES, DAVID

Born at Bannockburn, 1849. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Orphir, Orkney, 1880. Mr. Gillies was twice married.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.516

He served in Orphir, Orkney.


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GILLIES, EWEN

Born in Inverness-shire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Acharacle, Inverness-shire, 1896. Translated, 1897, to Carinish, Outer Hebrides.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.430

He served in Acharacle, Argyll; and Carinish, North Uist, Inverness-shire.


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GILLIES, FRANCIS COWAN

Born at Edinburgh, 1808. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Rattray, 1837. Married, 1841, Jessie Archer. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to St. Stephen’s, Edinburgh, 1846. Died, 1862.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.172

He served in Rattray, Perthshire; and St. Stephen’s, Edinburgh.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Francis Gillies.


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GILLIES, JAMES

Born at Loch Awe, 1828. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kilberry, Argyllshire, 1863. Married, 1865, Elizabeth S. Thomson. Died, 1875.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 1st October, 1826, at Cladich, Glenorchy and Inishail, Argyll, the son of John Gillies, farmer, and Margaret Lindsay.

Education
He taught and worked for the Glasgow City and so obtained higher education at Glasgow University and Free Church College.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Sword Thomson on 11th May, 1865, at 38 Ardbeg Road, Rothesay, Bute. She was born on 28th August, 1831, in Rothesay, Bute, the daughter of John Thomson, boot-maker, and Mary Nixon.

Ministry
He was licensed in the summer of 1860. He was ordained in Kilberry and South Knapdale, Argyll, on 16th April, 1863 – their first minister since the Disruption.

Death
He died on 6th July, 1875, in Kilberry, Argyll. His wife died on 28th July, 1915, in Rothesay, Bute.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Nixon Gillies born on 19th December, 1867, in Kilcalmonell and Kilberry, Argyll. She married John Samuel McFie, master mariner, in 1916 in Rothesay, Bute. She died in 1956 in Kelvin, Glasgow.

(2) John Gillies born on 18th March, 1870, in Kilcalmonell and Kilberry, Argyll. He married Annie Boyack Malcolm Turner in 1899 in Melbourne, Victoria. She was the daughter of Colin Turner of Rothesay. An obituary gives details of his life and ministry: “The Rev. John Gillies, M.A., B.D., Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at the Theological Hall, Ormond College, Melbourne, Australia, died suddenly on Thursday, 12 June [1952] aged 82. He was born in the Manse of Kilberry, Argyllshire, Scotland, educated at Rothesay Academy, the University of Glasgow, and the Free Church College. A first-rate classical scholar, Professor Gillies obtained highest distinction in English Literature, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. He was Ordained in 1897 at Portarlington, Australia, and afterwards moved to Hawthorn, South Australia, and then, to Surrey Hills in 1917. The General Assembly elected him to the Chair of New Testament Studies in May, 1927; and he commenced his duties at the opening of the Hall in 1928. He retired in 1939.”

(3) Margaret Eliza Gillies born about 1871 in Kilcalmonell and Kilberry, Argyll. She died in 1947 in Rothesay, Bute.

Sources
Information from a family member.

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


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GILLIES, JAMES ROBERTSON, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1855. Son of Rev. Francis C. Gillies. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1879, at Coldstream. Translated, 1887, to Hampstead, English Presbyterian Church. Married, 1890, Norah Mary Innes.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.75

He served in Coldstream, Berwickshire.


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GILLIES, NEIL

Born in Argyllshire, 1841. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Killearnan, 1872. Married, 1873, Mary N. Colvin, and, 1887, Isabella M’Pherson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.478

He served in Killearnan, Ross and Cromarty.


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GILLISON, ANDREW, M.A.

Born, 1869, at Baldernock. Son of Rev. John Gillison. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained over the Congregational Church of St. Alban’s, Vermont, U.S.A., 1895. Resigned, 1896. Returned to this country, and was settled at North Shields. Translated, 1899, to Maryhill, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.233

He was the son of John Gillison, Free Church minister.


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GILLISON, JOHN

Born at Tinwald, Dumfries-shire, 1827. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1856, at Baldernock, Stirlingshire. Married, 1857, Jane Brotch. Translated, 1872, to Roxburgh Church, Edinburgh. Died, 1873.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 9th April, 1827, in Tinwald, Dumfries-shire, the son of Andrew Gillison, agricultural labourer, and Jean Wright. He was a brother of Thomas Gillison, a Free Church minister.

Education
He studied at the University of Edinburgh. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1851-55.

Marriage
He married Jane Brotch on 13th January, 1857, at the bride’s home, Castlemains, Lochmaben, Dumfries-shire (Registration: 1857 840/2 2 Lochmaben Landward). She was born about 1823, the daughter of John Brotch, farmer, and Mary Allan.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dumfries on 17th October, 1855. He served as assistant to William King Tweedie in the Free Tolbooth Church, Edinburgh, before being ordained in Baldernock, Stirlingshire, on 21st August, 1856. He was translated to Roxburgh, Edinburgh, on 17th October, 1872. He lived there at 3 Duncan Street.

Death
He died of small-pox on 17th December, 1873, in Grange, Edinburgh, and was buried in the Grange Cemetery there. His wife died there in 1894.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Broatch Gillison born on 11th December, 1857, in Baldernock, Stirlingshire. He married Harriet Edginton in 1890 in Petersham, New South Wales, Australia. He died on 31st January, 1913, in Kensington, London, England.

(2) Thomas Gillison born on 1st October, 1859, in Baldernock, Stirlingshire. He became a medical doctor and served with the London Missionary Society for about 55 years in Hankow, China. There he married Dr Elizabeth May Harris. There too he died in June, 1937.

(3) Jane Wright Gillison born on 27th June, 1861, in Baldernock, Stirlingshire. She married Francois Paulus Marais on 14th January, 1884, in Cape Town, Cape Province. He was a doctor. They lived in South Africa and her life ended “in unimaginable tragedy”. In fact, there was an outbreak of bubonic plague: Francois died on 17th March, 1904; Jane on 21st March; the eldest daughter Gertie, the following day; and Claude and Agnes two days later. Only Jessie, the youngest daughter, escaped.

(4) Mary Agnes Allan Gillison born in May, 1863, in Baldernock, Stirlingshire. She married Andrew Henderson in 1888 in Newington, Edinburgh. She died in 1915 in St Giles, Edinburgh.

(5) Marion Gillison born on 27th March, 1865, in Baldernock, Stirlingshire. She married (i) James Blyth Gillison in 1888 in Newington, Edinburgh – the son of her uncle Thomas Gillison, the Free Church minister. (ii) She then married Robert George Grubb in 1901 in Queensland. She is said to have died in 1964 in Australia.

(6) Andrew Gillison born on 7th June, 1868, in Baldernock, Stirlingshire. He became a Free Church minister.

Sources
Pubmedcentralcanada

Troubador

SCOTS MISSIONARY’S DEATH: More Than Half a Century in China, The Scotsman Edinburgh, 26th June, 1937, p.16

Eggsa

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

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 3rd February, 1913, p.12


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GILLISON, THOMAS

Born at Tinwald, 1816. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Fossoway, Kinross-shire, 1849. Married, 1858, Annie Todd. Died, 1896.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 3rd August, 1816, at Amisfield, Tinwald, Dumfries-shire, the son of Andrew Gillison and Jean Wright. He was a brother of John Gillison, a Free Church minister.

Education
He was educated first at the parish school and then at Dumfries Academy. He worked as a teacher. He matriculated in Edinburgh University in 1838 or 39. The New College, Edinburgh, records do not show that he matriculated there.

He acted as tutor for two years in the Isle of Wight.

Marriage
He married Annie Tod on 15th July, 1858, at 39 York Place, Edinburgh. She was born on 12th April, 1833, in Edinburgh, the daughter of Henry Tod, W.S., and Isabella Blyth.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dumfries in August, 1847. He was ordained in Fossoway, Kinross-shire, on 3rd August, 1849. On 14th November, 1895, Alexander Murray was ordained there as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died on 28th November, 1896, in Fossoway and is buried there. His wife died in 1884 in St George, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Andrew Gillison born on 10th August, 1859, in Muckhart, Perthshire. He married Agnes Amelia Parkinson in the 2nd quarter of 1886 in Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England. He died in 1923 and was buried in Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange County, California, USA, Plot: Lawn W.

(2) Henry Tod Gillison born on 15th January, 1861, in Muckhart, Perthshire. He died in 1919 in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire.

(3) James Blyth Gillison born on 1st December, 1862, in Muckhart, Perthshire. He was a minister. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1883-87. He married Marion Gillison in 1888 in Newington, Edinburgh. She was his first cousin – the daughter of his uncle John Gillison, the Free Church minister. He became a Baptist minister in Largo, Fife, and Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, before emigrating to Australia. He died on 5th September, 1895, in Queensland, Australia.

(4) Isabella Blyth Gillison born on 3rd June, 1864, in Muckhart, Perthshire. She married Charles Lockhart Mackay, engineer, at Bracklemoss, Kinross, on 17th March, 1897. She died on 24th November, 1941, in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire

(5) David Wright Gillison born on 12th August, 1866, in Muckhart, Perthshire. He married Annie K. Mitchell in 1899 in Fossoway, Kinross. He died on 31st May, 1905, in Wyoming, USA.

(6) Jane Wright Gillison born on 11th July, 1871, in Muckhart, Perthshire. She died in 1887 in Inveresk, Midlothian.

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

Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 17th July, 1858

Glasgow Herald, 18th March, 1897

Baptist Ministers in Queensland


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GILMOUR, ROBERT

Born in Wigtownshire. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Temple, 1895. Married, 1898, Nellie Storie.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.58

He served in Temple and Carrington, Midlothian.


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GILRUTH, ANDREW HUTTON

Born in Perthshire, 1848. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1881, at Carnwath. Resigned, 1883, and entered the Church of Scotland.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.304

He married Jessie Ferguson, daughter of Peter Ferguson.

He served in Carnwath, Lanarkshire.


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GILSTON, WILLIAM

Born at Chapelton of Urr, 1792. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Carnock, Fife, 1827. Married, 1822, Graham Arnott. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Was clerk to the Free Church Presbytery of Dunfermline for thirty-four years. Died, 1881.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.12

He served in Carnock, Fife.

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


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GIRVAN, JOHN

Born in Ayrshire, 1833. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Tullibody, 1869. Translated to Maryhill, Glasgow, 1875. Married, in 1892, Agnes Crawford, Maybole. Became minister emeritus, 1899.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 24th December, 1833, in Maybole, Ayrshire, the son of Hugh Girvan, merchant, and Sarah Ross.

Marriage
He married Agnes Crawford in 1892 in Maybole, Ayrshire. She was born on 27th October and baptized on 3rd December, 1849, in Maybole, Ayrshire, the daughter of Charles Crawford, shoemaker, and Janet Arthur.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow in 1866. He was called both to Barrhill and to Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, and was ordained to the latter place on 25th March, 1869; and was translated to Maryhill, Glasgow, in 1875. He resigned his charge on 11th June, 1899.

Death
He died in 1920 in Ayr. His wife died in 1934 in Monkton, Ayrshire.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.


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GLADSTONE, ROBERT

Born near Biggar, 1821. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Before entering the Hall, Mr. Gladstone had done good work as missionary at Ellsridgehill, where he was instrumental in forming a congregation. After licence Mr. Gladstone served for six months at Gibraltar. Ordained, 1875, at Wigtown. Married, 1878, Jessie A. Abercrombie. Resigned, 1878. Shortly afterwards settled at Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire. Died, 1888.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 21st February and baptized on 15th March, 1821, in Biggar, Lanarkshire, the son of James Gladstone, farmer, and Margaret Gray. His grand-father was a cousin of the grand-father of William Ewart Gladstone.

Education
He was apprenticed to a merchant before entering on his studies. The New College, Edinburgh, records do not show him matriculating there.

Marriage
He married Janet Anderson Abercrombie in 1878 in Edinburgh. She was baptized on 21st August, 1842, in Polmont, Stirlingshire, the daughter of John Abercrombie and Elizabeth Templeton.

Ministry
He was licensed on 4th September, 1867, by the Free Presbytery of Lanark, having lost years of study through illness. He then spent some time in Gibraltar and on the continent. He was ordained in Wigtown on 3rd March, 1875, as colleague and successor to David Carnegie Andrew Agnew. He resigned his charge in 1878 but was inducted to Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire, on 26th June, 1878.

Death
He died on 24th May, 1888, in Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire. His wife died in 1920 in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James William Ewart Gladstone born in 1880 in Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire. He married Jenny MacMillan in 1912 in Leswalt, Wigtownshire. He died in 1945 in Portobello, Edinburgh.

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

Glasgow Herald, 11th February, 1875


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GLASS, CHARLES

Born, 1814. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions of Adherence to the Free Church. Ordained, 1844, at Laurencekirk. Married, 1847, Isabella Mitchell. Resigned, 1854. [Vol. 2 says he left there in 1853.] Died, 1882.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 31st October, 1813, in Birse, Aberdeenshire, the son of Charles Glass and Jean Gordon.

Marriage
He married Isabella Mitchell on 8th June, 1847, in Larbert, Stirlingshire; also recorded as 5th June, 1847, in Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire. She was born on 1st and baptized on 26th January, 1823, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the daughter of James Mitchell and Elizabeth Thomson.

Ministry
“Charles Glass, Carronshore, Falkirk” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire. On 14th July, 1850, while in the preliminaries leading up to the Communion he fell dwon in the pulpit and for some minutes could not speak.

He went to Canada where he helped settle immigrants; and the town of Glassville, New Brunswick, Canada, is named after him.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Charles Gordon Glass born on 21st March, 1848, in Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire.

(2) Elizabeth Mary Glass born on 23rd August, 1849, in Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire. She married James Greenshields on 18th December, 1878, at the Presbyterian Church, Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was an advocate barrister-at-law of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

(3) James Mitchell Glass born on 16th December, 1850, in Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire. He became a graduate of McGill University and a barrister-at-law for the province of Quebec, Canada.

(4) William Glass born about 1855. He died on 23rd November, 1860, in Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, aged 5.

(5) Annie Gordon Glass born about 1864 in New Brunswick.

(6) Mary Glass born about 1866 in New Brunswick.

(7) Louis Gordon Glass born in 1868 in New Brunswick.

Source
The Aberdeen Journal, 17th July, 1850


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GLASS, JOHN ROBERTSON

Born, 1803. Licensed by the Presbytery of Forres, 1825. Ordained at Insh (Strathspey), 1829. Married, 1830, Louisa C. M’Nab. Translated to Duirinish, 1836; to Bracadale, 1838; and to Musselburgh, 1843. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1855.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.167

He served in Bracadale, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire; and Musselburgh, Midlothian.


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GLEN, ANDREW

Born at Lochwinnoch, 1796. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions of Adherence to the Free Church. Ordained at Glenbervie, 1844. Died, 1863.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.635

“Andrew Glen, Irvine” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church.

He served in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire.

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


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GLEN, JAMES, M.A.

Born, 1792. Brother of foregoing. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Benholm, Kincardineshire, 1826. Married, 1833, Janet Boyd. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1866.

Publication.—Comfort and Counsel for Seafaring People.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.456

He served in Benholm, Kincardineshire.

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


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GLEN, JOHN

Born, 1783. Licensed by the Presbytery of Dunfermline, 1811. In 1814 he undertook charge of the congregation at Portobello, over which he was ordained, 1818. Married, the same year, Sarah I. Whyte. Laid aside by paralysis, 1840. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Retired after the Disruption. Died, 1854.

Publication.—A Treatise on the Sabbath.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.181

He served in Portobello, St. Philip’s, Edinburgh.


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GLENDINNING, JAMES

Born at Eskdalemuir, 1834. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and Reformed Presbyterian Divinity Hall. Ordained at Ecclefechan, 1868. Deposed, 1872. Restored to preaching, 1888, and fully reponed, 1891. Married, 1868, Mary Caven. Died, 1896.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 13th August, 1834, in Eskdalemuir, Dumfries-shire, the son of James Glendinning, farmer, and Elizabeth Bryden.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Mary Caven on 4th August, 1868, in Glencairn, Dumfries-shire. She was born in 1849, the daughter of Robert Caven and Sarah Thomson.

(2) Mary Henderson on 19th January, 1875, in Johnstone by Lockerbie, Dryfesdale, Dumfries-shire. She was born in 1852 in Moffat, Dumfries-shire, the daughter of Robert Henderson and Jane Broddick.

Ministry
After license he was assistant to Charles Nairn, St David’s, Dundee. He was elected by the Free Church congregation in Cargill, Perthshire, in 1867 but he chose to serve in Ecclefechan, Dumfries-shire.

In 1881 and 1891, he was a farmer on the family farm. But that he was an acceptable preacher still is shown by the description given in a death notice: “for long Free Church minister at Ecclefechan and a well known preacher.”

Death
He died on 21st February, 1896, in Lockerbie, Dryfesdale, Dumfries-shire and was buried in Westerkirk, Dumfries-shire. Mary Caven or Glendinning died on 22nd June, 1869, in the Free Church Manse, Ecclefechan, Hoddam, Dumfries-shire. She was buried in Dunscore, Dumfries-shire. Mary Henderson or Glendinning died on 4th March, 1927, in Eskdalemuir, Dumfries-shire.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) James Archibald Glendinning born on 7th June, 1869, in Hoddam, Dumfries-shire. He married Elizabeth Graham Matthews on 7th February, 1894, in Williamson, Texas, USA. He died on 13th April, 1943, in Celina, Collin, Texas, USA. He was buried in Little Elm Cemetery, Denton, Texas, USA.

And by his second wife:

(2) Jane Glendinning born on 5th December, 1875, in Upper Cassock, Eskdalemuir, Dumfries-shire. She died on 3rd December, 1955, in Lockerbie, Dumfries-shire. She was buried in Westerkirk, Dumfries-shire.

(3) Mary Caven Glendinning born on 3rd February, 1877, in Eskdalemuir, Dumfries-shire. She married Rev. Dr James Robertson on 6th August, 1914, in St Giles, Edinburgh. She died on 16th October, 1926, in Methven, Perthshire.

(4) Robert Henderson Glendinning born on 20th June, 1878, in Eskdalemuir, Dumfries-shire. He died on 29th October, 1884, in Eskdalemuir, Dumfries-shire.

(5) Andrew Glendinning born on 16th May, 1880, in Over Cassock, Eskdalemuir, Dumfries-shire. He was a minister, at one time minister of the United Free Church in Methven, Perthshire. He died on 26th August, 1950, in Lockerbie, Dumfries-shire. He married on 7th June, 1918, in St George, Edinburgh.

(6) Elizabeth Bryden Glendinning born on 11th November, 1881, in Eskdalemuir, Dumfries-shire. She died on 9th April, 1927, in Eskdalemuir, Dumfries-shire.

(7) Alexander Henderson Glendinning born on 13th August, 1883, in Eskdalemuir, Dumfries-shire. He was a bank agent. He died on 4th January, 1944, in Langholm, Dumfries-shire. He was buried in Westerkirk, Dumfries-shire.

(8) William Glendinning born on 10th May, 1885, in Eskdalemuir, Dumfries. He was a clerk in the Civil Service. He died on 23rd December, 1952, in Westerkirk, Dumfries-shire. He was buried in Westerkirk, Dumfries-shire.

(9) Robert Henderson Glendinning born on 26th January, 1887, in Eskdalemuir, Dumfries-shire. He died on 13th May, 1970, in Over Cassock, Westerkirk, Dumfries-shire.

(10) Arthur Glendinning born on 23rd December, 1888, in Over Cassock, Eskdalemuir, Dumfries-shire. He married Florence Noel Ewart McJerrow on 30th September, 1933, in Dryfesdale, Dumfries-shire. He died on 24th April, 1970, in Lower Basildon, Berkshire, England. He was buried in Westerkirk, Dumfries-shire.

(11) David Thomas Glendinning born on 3rd July, 1891. He died on 6th February, 1896, in Westerkirk, Dumfries-shire, and was buried there.

Sources
Glendinning

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 4th October, 1867

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 26th February, 1896


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GLENDINNING, WALTER DALGLEISH

Born in parish of Middlebie, Dumfries-shire, 1845. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Moray Church, Edinburgh, 1872. Married, 1876, Agnes Gertrude Robertson. Translated, 1881, to Barony, Glasgow, and to Maybole, 1886.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.129

His wife was the daughter of Samuel Robertson, a Free Church minister.

Christina Alice Robertson, a sister of his wife, married James McLaren, a Free Church minister.

He served in Moray, Edinburgh; Barony, Glasgow; and Maybole, Ayrshire.


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GLOVER, WILLIAM H.

Born at Paisley, 1850. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Uyea Sound, Shetland, 1888. Married, 1894, Agnes M. M’Reath.


Supplementary Information

William Hendrie Glover

FUFC, p.41

He served in Uyeasound, Unst, Shetland.


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GOLDIE, ANDREW, M.A.

Born at Bishopbriggs, 1854. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Glenisla, 1886. Married, the same year, Isabella Robertson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.324

He served in Glenisla, Angus.


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GOLDIE, GEORGE B.

Born in Ayrshire. Studied at the Divinity Hall, United Presbyterian Church. Ordained, 1898, at New Pitsligo.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.192

He served in New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire.


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GOLDIE, WILLIAM FULLARTON

Born in the parish of Dalrymple, Ayrshire, 1821. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Appointed editor of the Dumfries Standard. Ordained at Tullibody, 1857. Married, 1860, Margaret J. Murray. Translated to Stirling, South, 1868. Became senior minister, 1897.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.314

He served in Tullibody, Kinross-shire; and South, Stirling.


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GOODALL, ANDREW

Born at Milnathort, 1864. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1892, at Braehead Free Church, Kilmarnock. Married, 1895, Annie Ross.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.142

He served in Kilmarnock— Braehead, Ayrshire.


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GOODALL, JAMES

Born at Leslie, Fife, 1828. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Aberdeen, Gallowgate, 1866.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.413

He served in Gallowgate, Aberdeen.


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GOODFELLOW, ALEXANDER

Born at Lochee, Forfarshire, 1852. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1878, at South Ronaldshay. Married, 1883, Barbara D. Sutherland.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.518

He served in South Ronaldshay, Orkney.


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GOOLD, JAMES

Born at Lanark, 1816. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Newton-Stewart, 1843. Married, 1847, Christian M. Frame. At the union, 1876, joined the Free Church. Died, 1895.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.10

He was married to a daughter of Dr Frame of Lesmahagow, niece of the Rev. Dr Mason of Wishaw.

He served in Newton-Stewart, Wigtownshire.

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


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GOOLD, WILLIAM HENRY, D.D.

Born at Edinburgh, 1815. Son of Rev. W. Goold. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained colleague and successor to his father, 1840. Married, 1846, Margaret Symington. In 1853 Dr. Goold became Professor of Biblical Literature and Church History in the Hall of his Church. In 1860 he was appointed secretary of the National Bible Society of Scotland. He took a leading part in the union of the Reformed Presbyterian Church and Free Church in 1876. Dr. Goold was the last Moderator of the Reformed Presbyterian Synod. In 1877 he was Moderator of the Free Church General Assembly. Dr. Goold was editor of the Edinburgh edition of the Works of John Owen. Died, 1897.

Publications.—Patronage v. Independence of the Church. Claims of the Church of Christ. The Supernatural in Christianity. The Church: its Privileges and Duties. Work of Christ’s Church in Modem Times. The Consummation of Christ’s Work.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.11

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

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


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GORDON, ABERCROMBIE LOCKHART, M.A.

Born, 1803. Son of Rev. A. Gordon, Banff. Ordained at Greyfriars’, Aberdeen, 1826. Mr. Gordon was twice married; his second wife was Annie Brougham. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Resigned in 1845. Died, 1873.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.9

He served in Greyfriars’, Aberdeen.

For family connections, see the Bayne Tree.


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GORDON, AENEAS CAMERON, M.A.

Born at Inverness, 1848. Studied at the University, Aberdeen; Free Church College, Glasgow; and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Catrine, Ayrshire, 1875. Married, 1877, Colina J. MacTavish.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.135 (twice)

He served in Catrine, Ayrshire.


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GORDON, ALEXANDER, M.A

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Born at Grange, Banffshire, 1836. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lethendy, 1866. Was for many years clerk of the Presbytery of Dunkeld.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.325

He served in Lethendy and Kinloch, Perthshire.


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GORDON, ALEXANDER R., D.Litt.

Born in Aberdeenshire. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Monikie, 1898.


Supplementary Information

Alexander Reid Gordon

FUFC, p.392

He served in Monikie, Angus.


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GORDON, CHARLES

Born in the manse of Lairg, 1799. Studied at the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Ordained at Assynt, Sutherlandshire, in 1825. Married, 1826, Sarah R. Tyre. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Assynt of those days, with its magnificent mountain scenery, was an arduous sphere of labour for a faithful minister. There was no road to it or through it. It was a vast parish with a population gathered at points widely remote from each other, scattered along the sinuous and rugged coast-line. Mr. Gordon had seven preaching stations at which he carried on the work of preaching, catechising, and visiting; his solitary journeys on foot or horseback through treacherous moss, or along craggy steep, having frequent incidents of peril and adventure. At the Disruption every native of Assynt “came out” with the minister. But the decree had gone forth that there was to be no toleration for dissenters in Sutherland. So he could have no home among bis flock. His family were removed to Tain, seventy miles off. From a member of his congregation he obtained a room for himself. It was very small; it was so low in the ceiling that only in the centre was it possible to stand erect; it was so ill-lighted that reading was a work of difficulty; and the rain drops came trickling through it, with nothing but two feet of space between the bed and the damp “divots” of the roof. In that room he lived through three winters. But winter and summer he was always at his post. It was the testimony of a minister of another connection who knew Sutherland well, “There might be differences of opinion about others, but no one ever spoke of Mr. Gordon, Assynt, without profound veneration and respect.” Died, 1873.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.78

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

He served in Assynt, Sutherland.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Charles Gordon.


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GORDON, CHARLES

Born at Blair Atholl, 1830. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Douglas, 1861. Was clerk of the Free Church Presbytery of Lanark from 1876 till 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.199

He served in Douglas, Lanarkshire.


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GORDON, DONALD, M.A.

Born at Strathaven, 1796. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and Divinity Hall, Glasgow. Ordained, 1822, at Eddrachillis, Sutherlandshire. Translated, 1829, to Stoer, Sutherlandshire; and, 1836, to Edderton, Ross-shire. Married, 1833, Donaldina Ross. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. After the Disruption Mr. Gordon had to remove with his family to Tain, a distance of five miles, as no dwelling could be got in the parish. Died, 1847.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.54

He served in Edderton, Ross and Cromarty.


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GORDON, DONALD CAMPBELL

Born, 1824. Son of Dr. R. Gordon, Edinburgh. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Elgin, South, 1854. Married, the same year, Eleanor Bennett. Died, 1866.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 14th November, 1824, in Edinburgh, the son of Robert Gordon, minister, and Isabella Campbell. His brother, Robert Gordon, was a Free Church minister.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh,1846-51.

Marriage
He married Eleanor Bennett in the 3rd quarter of 1854 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. She was born about 1826 in Worcester, England.

Ministry
He was assistant to Nathaniel Paterson of St. Andrew’s Church, Glasgow, for two years. He was ordained in South, Elgin, Moray, in June, 1854.

Death
He died on 6th November, 1866, at his home on Moss Street, Elgin, Moray. His wife died on 10th November, 1893, aged 64 (cemetery inscription) or 66 (death record transcription). She died in West Derby, Lancashire, England, and was buried in Toxteth Park Cemetery, there.

Family
They had issue including;

(1) Mary Racster Gordon born on 12th August, 1855, in Elgin, Moray.

(2) Robert Gordon born on 14th December, 1856, in Elgin and Moray.

(3) Donald Campbell Gordon born on 24th December, 1860, in Elgin, Moray.

(4) Isabella Alison Gordon born on 31st May, 1863, in Elgin, Moray. She married Racster Everitt in the 1st quarter of 1889 in West Derby, Lancashire, England. She died on 8th October, 1928. Note that Ragster Everitt’s mother was Catherine Bennett, sister of Eleanor Bennett, so Isabella Gordon and her husband were first cousins.

Gordons, Bennetts and Everitts are all together in this gravestone in Toxteth Park Cemetery, Lancashire, England: Large upright sand-stone Celtic cross on a tiered base. “In loving memory of / Gordon Ragster EVERITT, / who died 1st Jany 1892, aged 10 months. / Also of Frances BENNETT, / who died 9th Augt 1893, aged 70. / Also of Eleanor GORDON, / who died 10th Novr 1893, aged 64. // In loving memory of / Ragster EVERITT, / born 9th November 1851, / died 2nd April 1922. / Also / Isabella Alison EVERITT, / who died 8th Oct. 1928, aged 65. / *God is love.*”

Sources
Medialinkuk

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


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GORDON, EVAN

Born at Kingussie, 1824. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire, 1859. Married, 1862, Margaret Comrie; 1872, Margaret Davidson; and, 1894, Jessie S. Walker. Translated, 1866, to Grantown-on-Spey; and, 1869, to Duke Street, Glasgow. Became senior minister, 1893. Mr. Gordon was an anti-unionist, but remained in the United Church.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.218

He served in Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire; Grantown, Moray; and Duke Street Gaelic, Glasgow .


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GORDON, FRANCIS, M.A.

Born in the parish of Monifieth, 1851. Studied at the University, St. Andrews; New College, Edinburgh; and at Bonn. Ordained at Balmaghie, 1878. Translated, 1880, to Ratho; and, 1886, became minister of the Free Church at Vienna. Married, 1882, Ethel Beatrice Wathen.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 22nd November and baptized on 23rd December, 1851, in Monifieth, Angus, the son of George Gordon of Donavourd, Perthshire, and Anne Grace Aberdein. For some family connections, see the tree of John Mackay of Kirtomy; the Barclay Tree and the Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

His brother, Julius Gordon, was an Episcopal minister in Ireland and South Africa.

His sister, Margaret Mary Gordon, married “Rev. Dr. Stewart.” This is probably Alexander Morris Stewart, another Free Church minister.

Education
He studied at St Andrews University, Fife, and graduated M.A. in 1873. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1873-78. He also studied at Bonn University.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Ethel Beatrice Wathen on 26th April, 1882, in Dartford, Kent, England. She was born about 1864 in Sydenham, Kent, England, the daughter of William Hulbert Wathen and Katherine Cadogan Marshall.

(2) Annie Elizabeth Macaulay on 29th January, 1907.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dunkeld on 24th June, 1878. He served in Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire; and was translated to Ratho and Kirknewton, Midlothian, as colleague and successor to Hiram Watson. He resigned his charge in 1886 on his appointment to Vienna, Austria, to take charge of the Presbyterian station there. He continued to be a member of the Presbytery of Edinburgh. While in Vienna he started the Anglo-American Medical Association which looked after the well-being of medical students from abroad studying in Vienna. He settled in Dundee on returning to Scotland.

Death
His first wife died on 21st October, 1895, in Vienna, Austria, and is buried there, though there is a memorial to her in Hampstead Cemetery, Camden, London. An Annie Elizabeth MacAulay or Gordon died in 1949 in Morningside, Edinburgh, aged 82.

Family
He had issue by his first wife including:

(1) Katharine Marsh Gordon born on 20th November, 1883, in Ratho, Midlothian.

(2) Annie Grace Gordon born on 29th August, 1885, in Ratho, Midlothian. She died on 18th September, 1886.

(3) Ethel Gordon born on 10th June, 1887, in Vienna, Austria.

(4) Kenneth Wathen Gordon born on 14th December, 1888, at 12 Landesgerichts-strasse, Vienna, Austria. He married Helen Mair Flemming on 2nd September, 1916, in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada. She was born on 26 May 1896 at Harrowsmith, Ontario, Canada. She was the daughter of Rev. David Flemming and Harriet Mary Teasdale. He died on 10th October, 1974.

(5) Francis Cadogan Gordon born on 9th October, 1890, in Vienna, Austria.

(6) Lawrence Ayscough Gordon born on 14th June, 1894, in Vienna, Austria. He studied at St Andrews University, Fife. He served in WW1 and gained the Military Cross. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1969 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.

Sources
Bulloch, John Malcolm, The Gordons of Forfarshire, D.H. Edwards, Brechin, 1909, p.29

Mocavo

Findagrave

Skmacnutt

The Morning Post, London, England, 17th December, 1888

Glasgow Herald, 4th September, 1890


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GORDON, HUGH

Born at Anwoth, 1797. Son of Rev. H. Gordon. Ordained at Monquhitter, 1829. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1830, Frances G. Inglis. Died, 1866.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.269

He served in Monquhitter, Aberdeenshire.

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


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GORDON, JAMES

Ordained at Young Street, Glasgow, 1856. Appointed to Mount Barker, near Adelaide, 1859; and, 1865, removed to another charge in the same colony.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 27th May and baptized on 3rd June, 1822, in Cargen, Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire, the son of Robert Gordon and Ann Hannah.

Marriage
He married Margaret Leonard on 30th October, 1849, in Bathgate, West Lothian. She was said to have been born in 1826 in Stranraer, Wigtownshire – see sources below. But in the only Scottish census in which she appears as a married woman it says that she was born in England about 1824.

Ministry
He was ordained in Young Street, Glasgow, on 10th October, 1856. William Marshall of Kirkintilloch preached on 2 Corinthians 2:14, and conducted the ordination. In South Australia he served first in Mount Barker and then in Gawler.

Death
He died on 4th June, 1905, in Adelaide, South Australia. He was buried in Willaston, South Australia. His wife died on 25th October, 1883, in Gawler, South Australia.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Sir John Hannah Gordon born on 26th July and baptized on 7th October, 1851, in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire. He married Ann Wright Rogers on 4th January, 1877, in the Presbyterian Church, Strathalbyn, South Australia. He was a solicitor, judge, M.P. and Premier in Adelaide, South Australia. He died on 23rd December, 1923, in Adelaide, South Australia.

(2) Mary Baillie Gordon born in 1852 in Scotland. She died on 9th November, 1886, in Gawler, South Australia.

(3) Elizabeth Gordon born in 1854 in Scotland. She married Donald Douglas on 27th October, 1875, in Barossa, South Australia. She died in 1945 in Adelaide, South Australia.

(4) James Gordon born on 28th October, 1855, in 94 Bellgrove Street, Glasgow. He was baptized in High Church, Glasgow. He married Mary Beddome on 28th November, 1882, in Adelaide, South Australia. He died on 16th March, 1912, in Glenelg, South Australia. He was buried in Brighton, South Australia. He was a lawyer and police magistrate.

(5) Agnes Dale Gordon born on 6th June, 1857, in Glasgow. She was a nurse. She died on 16th March, 1936, in Malvern, South Australia.

(6) Margaret Leonard Gordon born on 6th June, 1857, in Glasgow. She married Horace Cobden Talbot on 17th April, 1899, in Adelaide, South Australia. She died in 1935 in Adelaide, South Australia.

(7) Ellen Gordon born on 19th October, 1858, in Mount Barker, South Australia.

(8) Helen Gordon born in 1860 in South Australia. She married William Sandergrove Rogers on 11th June, 1885, in Barossa, South Australia. She died in 1931 in Adelaide, South Australia. However, her birth is not evident in the records. And as nothing seems to be known about her sister Ellen, the possibility that Ellen and Helen are one and the same person must be considered.

(9) Ann Hannah Gordon born on 13th February, 1861, in Mount Barker, South Australia. She was a nurse. She died on 24th September, 1940, in Malvern, South Australia.

(10) William Beattie Gordon. born on 20th October, 1862, in Gawler, South Australia. He married Harriett Ann Scott in 1896 in Perth, West Australia. He died on 12th August in 1943 in Perth, West Australia. He was buried on 13th August, 1943, in Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia.

(11) Robert Barr Smith Gordon born on 8th August, 1864, in Gawler, South Australia. He died on 16th February, 1866, in Gawler, South Australia.

Sources
Freepages

Glasgow Herald, 17th October, 1856


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GORDON, JOHN

Born, 1822. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Edderton, 1850. Translated, 1854, [Vol.2, 1864] to MacDonald Church, Glasgow. Married, 1857, Flora R. Smith. Died, 1868.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 12th December, 1822, in Thurso, Caithness, the son of Charles Gordon, merchant, and Barbara Mackay.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen, in 1848, and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1848-50.

Marriage
He married Flora Ross Smith on 15th December, 1857, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was born on 5th and baptized on 19th January, 1825, in Olrig, Caithness, the daughter of James Smith, Esq., of Olrig House, and Williamina Ross.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Tain on 3rd July, 1849. He was ordained in Edderton, Ross and Cromarty, on 20th August, 1850. On 27th January, 1864, a call was signed to him from the congregation of Macdonald, Glasgow, but there were a number who lodged dissents. Another call was signed by 50 members and upwards of 500 adherents on 3rd March, 1864, and by this time it was said the opposition was entirely vanished and he was translated there on 13th May, 1864.

Death
He died on 24th May, 1868, at 50 Windsor Terrace, St George;s Road, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Williamina Ross Gordon born on 18th December, 1858, in Edderton, Ross and Cromarty. She married William John MacDonald, solicitor, and lived at Knockbreck House, Tain, Ross and Cromarty. She died on 15th October, 1933, and was buried in St Duthus graveyard, Tain, Ross and Cromarty.

(2) Charles Gordon born on 4th June, 1860, in Edderton, Ross and Cromarty. He became a lawyer and practised in Wolf Point, Roosevelt County, Montana, USA. In 1921 he married Mrs. Belle Buckman of Wolf Point. He died there on 1st September, 1941.

(3) Robert Pope Ross Gordon born on 18th November, 1861, in Edderton, Ross and Cromarty. He was educated at Tain Academy, graduated M.A. from Glasgow University in 1882, and M.B., C.M., from Edinburgh University in 1886. He was a physician and surgeon. In 1887 he took up practice at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA. In November, 1892, he married Isabelle M. Maupin of Mobile, Alabama, USA. He died on 24th January, 1908, in Montana, USA.

(4) James Smith Gordon born on 14th March, 1863, in Edderton, Ross and Cromarty. In 1920 he lived in Galen, Powell County, Montana, and worked as an accountant at Montana State Tuberculosis Institution. He died on 28th June, 1939, in Libby, Lincoln County, Montana, USA.

(5) Isabella Gordon born on 26th May, 1864, in Edderton, Ross and Cromarty. She died on 16th May, 1865, at 56 Rosebank Terrace, Glasgow.

(6) Margaret Gordon born on 2nd February, 1866, in Milton, Glasgow.

Other
The name Pope was a well known name in Caithness and Sutherland in church circles. So how does it come into this family? Williamina Ross was the daughter of Alexander Ross and Williamina Pope. This Williamina Pope was the daughter of Peter (or Patrick) Pope, who was the son of Hector Pope, minister of Loth, Sutherland. For Hector Pope, see FES, Vol.7, p.95

Sources
Rootsweb

Boards

Melville-connections

Gravestones

The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 29th January, 1864

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 5th March, 1864; 27th May, 1868

Glasgow Herald, 4th April, 1864


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GORDON, JOHN BONAR ATHOL, M.A.

Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Borgue, 1899.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.318

He served in Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire.


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GORDON, ROBERT, D.D.

Born at Glencairn, 1786. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. After being licensed, and before ordination, Mr. Gordon was mathematical assistant to the rector of Perth Academy. Ordained at Kinfauns, 1816. Married, the same year, Isabella Campbell. Translated, 1822, to Buccleuch Chapel, Edinburgh; 1824, to Hope Park Chapel; 1825, to the New North Chapel in Brighton Street; and, 1830, to the High Church Parish. Dr. Gordon became collector of the Widows’ Fund, 1836, and was Moderator of Assembly, 1841. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. After the Disruption Dr. Gordon’s charge was the Free High, at the head of the Mound. One of the Court of Session judges remarked of him—“The cause that claims Gordon must have good at its root.” Died, 1853.

Publications.—Articles on mathematical subjects in the Edinburgh Encyclopaedia. A volume of Sermons. Posthumous.—Christ as known to the Ancient Church; two volumes of Lectures.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.61

Two of his sons were Free Church ministers, Donald Campbell Gordon and Robert Gordon; and his daughter, Jean Gordon, married William Braid, another Free Church minister.

He served in High, Edinburgh.

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


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GORDON, ROBERT

Born, 1823. Son of Dr. Gordon, Edinburgh. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Buccleuch Church, Edinburgh, 1854. For many years was clerk of the Free Church Presbytery of Edinburgh. He remained outside the Union of 1900.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 18th May, 1823, in Edinburgh, the son of Robert Gordon, minister, and Isabella Campbell. His brother, Donald Campbell Gordon, was a Free Church minister.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-44.

Ministry
He was probably licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 21st May, 1849. He was ordained in Buccleuch, Edinburgh, on 21st December, 1854. He remained in the Free Church at the Union of 1900.

He also served as Presbytery Clerk as the following extract from the Minutes of the Presbytery of Edinburgh of the United Free Church of Scotland shows:

6th December 1904: It having been intimated that the Rev. Robert Gordon, formerly minister of Buccleuch Church, and latterly colleague-minister of Buccleuch and Greyfriars’ Church, both in the Edinburgh Free Presbytery, attains his ministerial jubilee on the 21st of this current month, the Presbytery desire to express to Mr Gordon their felicitations and their affectionate regard.

For nearly quarter of a century Mr Gordon discharged the duties of Clerk of Presbytery with dignity, courtesy and fidelity which were duly acknowledged in a Minute of Edinburgh Free Presbytery of date 28th February, 1894, on the occasion of his retiral from that office.

In 1900 Mr Gordon was relieved from pastoral responsibility on account of the state of his health. To the great regret of his brethren he found himself unable to enter into the Union of 1900.
The Presbytery assure Mr Gordon of the unabated regard of the brethren with whom he was so long associated; they sympathise with him in the physical infirmity under which he suffers, and especially in the severe trial involved in the loss of eye sight. They pray God that he may be sustained under his affliction, by the comforts of the Holy Spirit; that his heart and mind may be kept in the peace of God which passeth all understanding; and that, when the shadows of the declining day have passed, an entrance may be ministered unto him abundantly into the everlasting Kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Death
He died of senile debility on 10th November, 1909, at The Cottage, Kirkland, Glencairn, Dumfries-shire (Registration: 1909 826/ 21 Glencairn). His death was registered by Isobel C. A. Gordon, niece.

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


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GORDON, ROBERT, M.A.

Born at Rothiemay, Banffshire, 1843. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1872, by the Presbytery of Manchester missionary of the English Presbyterian Church to China. Married, 1874, Mary Ingram. Returned to this country, 1883. Settled at Pluscarden, 1884.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.466

His wife was a daughter of William Ingram.

He served in Pluscarden, Moray.


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GORDON, THOMAS

Born in Ireland, 1798. Studied at the Divinity Hall of the Associate (Burgher) Synod. Ordained at Falkirk, 1820. Joined the Church of Scotland in 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. In June 1843 Mr. Gordon resigned his charge and placed himself at the disposal of the Church for occasional services. Married Janet Connal. Died, 1869.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.492

There is no mention of this man in FES.


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GORRIE, JAMES

Born in the parish of Monzie, Perthshire, 1827. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Sorbie, Wigtownshire, 1864. Married, 1866, Jane Rodger.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.119

He served in Sorbie, Wigtownshire.


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GORRIE, WILLIAM

Born at Logiealmond, 1804. Became a missionary catechist among the Malays at Cape Town. Joined the Free Church, 1843. Licensed and ordained as missionary by the Presbytery of Edinburgh, 1846. The mission, however, had to be given up, and Mr. Gorrie ceased to be connected with the Free Church in 1851. He continued labouring in Cape Town till 1852, when he removed to Newlands in Cape Colony.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 15th May, 1802, in Logiealmond, Perthshire, the son of William Gorrie and Isabel McIsaac. His brother, Daniel Gorrie, was minister of the Relief congregation in Kettle, Fife (Small, History, Vol.1, p.194).

Marriage
One source says he married Mary Boon on 19th August, 1858, in Cape Town, Cape Colony. Another says he married Mary Hall. The two are not necessarily incompatible.

Death
He died on 12th August, 1874, in Newlands, Cape Colony. Mary Hall is said to have died on 16th March, 1893, in Cape Town, Cape Colony.

Sources
Rootsweb

A tree at this site: Dcedin is based on papers lodged in the National Archives of Scotland: GD1/1441/5/1


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GOVAN, WILLIAM

Born at Paisley, 1804. Acted for a time as town clerk of Dumbarton. Studied at the University, Glasgow. For ten years he held the appointment of classical master in Dumbarton Burgh School, after which he resumed his studies. He was sent out to Kaffraria by the Glasgow Missionary Society, 1840, and was licensed and ordained for that purpose by the Presbytery of Glasgow. The special purpose of his mission was to establish an educational institution at Lovedale, which was opened, 1841. In 1844 the mission was transferred to the Foreign Mission Committee of the Free Church. From 1846 to 1849 Mr. Govan was at home in consequence of war at the Cape. Presided over the Lovedale Institution until 1870, when he returned home. Died, 1875.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.562

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


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GOW, JOHN

Born at New Kilpatrick, 1815. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1849, at Carmyllie. Married, 1850, Jessie W. Burman. Translated, 1865, to New Zealand.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 22nd June and baptized on 7th July, 1815, in New Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, the son of Walter Gow and Marion McFarlane.

Education
He commenced studies in the Secession Church in 1842 but soon joined the Free Church. He opened a school in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, to support himself during his studies. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-46.

Marriage
He married Jessie Watson Burman on 19th November, 1850, in Newtyle, Angus. She was born about 1824 in Newtyle, Angus, the daughter of James Burman and Cecilia Clark. Her sister, Cecilia Burman, married James Clark, a Free Church minister.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dumbarton in 1846 and ordained by the Free Presbytery of Arbroath in Carmyllie, Angus, in 1848. On 7th June, 1865, the Presbytery received a request from the Colonial Committee that he be released for work in New Zealand. They agreed to meet at Carmyllie on 27th June to decide the matter.

His ministry in New Zealand was: in Lyttelton, Christchurch Presbytery, from 12th December, 1865; Hokitika, Southland Presbytery from 9th January, 1867 (he is said to have inducted himself to the charge); St Andrews, Dunedin, Dunedin Presbytery, from October, 1871; Opotiki, Bay of Plenty Presbytery, from 22nd September, 1878, till 2nd February, 1892.

He served as Editor of the Christian Record; as Director of the New Zealand Bible and Tract Society; and as Moderator of the Synod of Otago and Southland in 1877.

Death
He died on 17th February, 1901, in New Zealand. His wife died there in 1905.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William James Gow born on 1st September and baptized on 24th October, 1852, in Carmyllie, Angus. He was educated at Christchurch Boys High School and at Otago University. He then spent 11 years in business before studying divinity. He married Jane Taylor in 1886 in New Zealand. He was ordained at Reefton, Westland Presbytery, on 2nd September, 1884, and subsequently served in Kaiapoi, Christchurch Presbytery; St Peter’s, Christchurch; Northcote, North Shore Presbytery; Cambridge, Waikato Presbytery; and Maraekakaho, Hawkes Bay Presbytery. He died on 21st October, 1937, in Papatoetoe, New Zealand.

(2) Walter Gow born on 21st July and baptized on 13th August, 1854, in Carmyllie, Angus. He married Jane Grey on 23rd April, 1879, at Roslyn, Dunedin, New Zealand. He died there in 1930.

(3) James Gow born on 3rd February, 1856, in Carmyllie, Angus. He died there the same year.

(4) Cecilia Maria Gow born on 30th January, 1857, in Carmyllie, Angus. She married John Patrick Murray in 1880 in New Zealand. She died there in 1943.

(5) James Gow born on 25th September, 1858, in Carmyllie, Angus. He died there that same year.

(6) A male Gow born on 7th June, 1859, in Carmyllie, Angus. Died there that same year.

(7) Jessie Gow born on 9th June, 1860, in Carmyllie, Angus. She died there that same year.

(8) James Burman Gow born on 27th October, 1862, in Carmyllie, Angus. He married Agnes Alison Murray in 1886 in New Zealand. He died there in 1942. He was a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council, 1918-1932.

(9) Jessie Ann Gow born on 3rd August 1864, in Carmyllie, Angus.

Sources
Wiki

MacKelvie, Annals, p.686

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 5th June, 1862; 8th August, 1879

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 9th June, 1865, p.4


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GRACIE, JAMES, B.D.

Born at Wanlockhead, 1857. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dirleton, 1890. Married, 1892, Jane Shearer.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.62

He served in Dirleton, East Lothian.


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GRACIE, JAMES O. F., B.D.

Born in Forfarshire. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Was for a time Hebrew tutor in a Welsh college. Ordained at Dalrymple, 1898. Married, 1899, Agnes Smith.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.128

He served in Dalrymple, Ayrshire.


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GRAHAM, DUNCAN

Born at North Knapdale, 1825. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. During his student days he acted as teacher at Penicuik and in Edinburgh. Ordained at Kilbrandon, 1858. Translated to Campbeltown, Lorne Street, 1876. Died, 1885.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 3rd November, 1828, at Dunrostan, North Knapdale, Argyll, the son of John Graham, farmer, and Lily McLullick.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1852-56. During and after his studies he was a teacher.

Ministry
He was ordained in Kilbrandon and Kilchattan, Argyll in 1858; and he was translated to Lorne Street, Campbeltown, Argyll, on 11th January, 1877.

Death
He died of heart disease, on 11th January, 1885. According to his death record this took place at the Lorne Street Free Church Manse, The Esplanade, Campbeltown, Argyll (Registration: 1885 507/ 12 Campbeltown). According to his obituary, he collapsed in the street while on the way to make a pastoral visit.

Family
He never married.

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


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GRAHAM, FINLAY

Born at Kilmuir-Easter, 1841. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1874, at Sleat, Inverness-shire. Married, 1875, Annabella Mathieson; and, 1884, Dolina Mary MacKenzie. Translated, 1885, to Oban; and, 1892, to Kinlochewe, Ross-shire. Died, 1899.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 6th and baptized on 17th May, 1841, in Kilmuir Easter, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Andrew Graham, agricultural labourer, or farm manager, and Isabella Ross.

Education
He set out on a mercantile career in Tain, Ross and Cromarty. He entered St Andrews University, Fife, in 1867, He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1870-74. During his divinity course he also served as a teacher.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Annabella Matheson on 1st July, 1875, at the bride’s home, 296 Renfrew Street, Glasgow (Registration: 1875 644/9 332 Kelvin). She was born in 1841, the daughter of Duncan Matheson, who became a Free Church minister, and Annabella McKenzie. (She was 2 months old in the 1841 census taken on 6th June that year.)

(2) Dolina Mary Mackenzie in 1884 in Lochbroom, Ross and Cromarty. She was born on 7th December, 1849, and baptized on 4th January, 1850, in Lochbroom, Ross and Cromarty, the daughter of Kenneth Mackenzie and Lexy Morrison.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbtery of Lochcarron in July, 1874. He was ordained in Sleat, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, in 1874. He was called to Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty, but remained in Sleat. But he was translated to High, Oban, Argyll, on 16th September, 1885; and then to Kinlochewe, Ross and Cromarty, on 19th July, 1892.

Death
He died on 23rd July, 1899, his death being registered in Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty. Annabella Matheson or Graham died in 1880 in Sleat, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. Dolina Mary Mackenzie or Graham died in 1928 in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Finlay Graham.


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GRAHAM, WILLIAM

Born in Lanarkshire, 1830. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Coatbridge, 1859. Resigned, 1860.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1830 in Glasgow, the son of Andrew Graham, factor in Dundyvan, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1851-56.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow on 3rd September, 1856. He served as an assistant to William Trail in Free Tron Church, Glasgow, until he was ordained in Middle, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, on 18th August, 1859. In 1861 he was in Rattray, Perthshire – an ordained Free Church minister, without charge. He was received by the Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia on 7th November, 1861, and was appointed to Aberdeen. He served in the Presbyterian Church of Victoria in Casterton where he was inducted on 23rd November, 1862, and from where he was removed on 3rd January, 1867. He had written anonymous scandalous letters about a young lady who had turned down his proposal of marriage; and he abandoned his charge on it being discovered that the letters were from him.

Source
Swvic


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GRANT, ALEXANDER

Born, 1795. Appointed to the charge of Cockney Chapel-of-Ease in the parish of Fetteresso, Kincardineshire. Married, 1832, Eliza Russell. Ordained minister of the charge, 1843. Translated to Lumphanan, 1844. Became senior minister, 1864. Died, 1870.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.458

He served in Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire.


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GRANT, ALEXANDER

Born in Ross-shire, 1836. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Strath, Skye, 1880. Married, 1894, Catherine Ross.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.491

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


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GRANT, ALEXANDER

Born in Inverness-shire, 1846. Studied at the Universities and Free Church Colleges, Aberdeen and Glasgow. Ordained at North Ronaldshay, 1877. In 1883, went to New Zealand, and was settled at Waipukurau, 1884.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 18th January, 1846, in Abernethy, Inverness-shire. He may have been the son of Charles Grant, farmer, Rymore, and Isabella Rattray. If so he was surely the nephew of James Grant, a Free Church minister.

Education
He did the arts and divinity courses at Aberdeen University.

Ministry
He was ordained in North Ronaldshay, Orkney, on 26th July, 1877. He presented to the Presbytery the resignation of his charge on 24th April, 1883, on being appointed to New Zealand; and the pastoral tie was dissolved on 15th May following. He arrived in New Zealand in November, 1883, with credentials from the Free Church. There he was inducted to Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay Presbytery in March, 1884. He served in Dannevirke in the same Presbytery from 7th March, 1900, till he retired on 30th June, 1922. He was a prominent member of Hawkes Bay Education Board; and one of the founders of Dannevirke High School.

Death
He died on 17th May, 1924, in New Zealand.

Sources
PCNZ, Ministers’ Register

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 25th April, 1883; 16th May, 1883


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GRANT, ALEXANDER DUNCAN

Born at Cullen, 1853. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1883, at Mount Park Church, Greenock. Married, 1888, Susannah R. Smith.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.158

He served in Mount Park, Greenock, Renfrewshire.


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GRANT, ALEXANDER J.

Born in Caithness. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lochranza, Arran, 1897.


Supplementary Information

Alexander James Grant

FUFC, p.288

He served in Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Bute.


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GRANT, ANDREW

Born at Rothiemurchus, 1859. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kilmory, Arran, 1886. Translated to Helmsdale, 1889. Married, 1891, Margaret Gunn.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.474

He served in Kilmory , Isle of Arran, Bute; and Helmsdale, Sutherland.


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GRANT, DUNCAN, M.A.

Born in Inverness-shire, 1790. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1814, at the Gaelic Chapel, Aberdeen. Translated, 1819, to Alves; and, 1827, to Forres. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1852. Died, 1866.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.423

He was a sister of Janet Grant, the mother of Duncan Colvin, a Free Church minister.

He served in Forres, Moray.

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


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GRANT, EVAN

Born at Glenurquhart, 1860. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Nigg, 1889. Married, 1890, Jessie M. Dingwall. [In Vol. 2 under Glasgow – St. Columba’s it says an Evan Grant was settled there in 1899. Perhaps it is this Evan Grant.]


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.223

He served in Nigg, Ross and Cromarty; and St. Columba’s, Govan.


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GRANT, FRANCIS WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Cromdale, 1787. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Dallas, Morayshire, 1816. Translated to Banff, 1821. Married, 1826, Sophia Rannie. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1856. Died, 1858.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.277

He served in Banff.


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GRANT, JAMES

Born, 1808. Licensed by the Presbytery of Abernethy, 1843. Ordained at Alvie and Rothiemurchus, 1856. Resigned, 1867.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 25th January and baptized on 11th February, 1808, in Abernethy, Inverness-shire, the son of James Grant, farmer, Rymore, and Christian McPherson. He was probably the uncle of Alexander Grant, a Free Church minister.

Ministry
“James Grant, Aberdeen” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Alvie and Rothiemurchus, Inverness-shire.


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GRANT, JOHN

Born at Inverness, 1804. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and University, Edinburgh. Was for two years assistant at Petty, Inverness-shire. Ordained there, 1834. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1840, Mary Fraser. Translated, 1843, to Roseneath. Died, 1855.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.480

For family connections, see the McBean Fraser Tree.

He served in Petty, Inverness-shire; and Roseneath, Dunbartonshire.


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GRANT, JOHN CHARLES, M.A.

Born at Grantown, 1854. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Loanhead, 1880. Married, 1883, Ellen J. Clarke. Translated to Nottingham, 1895.


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Background
He was born on 19th May, 1854, in Cromdale, Inverness-shire/Moray, the son of John Grant, auctioneer and farmer, and his wife Jane Campbell or Shaw. (She was a widow when John Grant married her.) Grantown on Spey was a village within the parish of Cromdale.

Education
He studied at Aberdeen University, where he graduated M.A. in 1876; and at the Free Church College there. He began his theological studies in Aberdeen and then enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1877-79.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Ellen Jemima Clarke in the second quarter of 1883 in Pancras, London, England. She was born in the 3rd quarter of 1859 in Islington, London, England, the daughter of James Boileau Clarke and Elizabeth Ramsay. She was a direct descendant of Etienne Boileau who was the first Provost of Paris in 1255. Some of the Boileaus, being Huguenots, left for England and Ireland in 1685. For another reference to the Boileau family in Britain see under Alexander Luke.

(2) Susan Beatrix Bassing Travers Macy in the 2nd quarter of 1924 in Edmonton, London, England. She was born in the 3rd quarter of 1894 in St George Hanover Square, London, England, the daughter of Vincent Travers Macy and his wife Susanna Beatrix.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Kirkcaldy on 7th April, 1880. He was ordained in Loanhead, Midlothian, on 21st September, 1880. He was translated to St Andrew’s, Nottingham, England, in 1895 – the most numerous and most influential Presbyterian Church in the Midlands.

Death
He died in the 2nd quarter of 1942 in Newton Abbot, Devon, England. Ellen Jemima Clarke or Grant died on 1st January, 1900, at the Manse, Nottingham, England. She died in childbirth, the child also dying. Susan Macy or Grant died in the 4th quarter of 1944 in Newton Abbot, Devon, England.

Family
He had issue including by his first wife:

(1) Ellen Jane Shaw Grant born on 24th May, 1884, in Lasswade, Midlothian. (Loanhead was a village in the parish of Lasswade.) She married Dr Alexander Christie Reid in the 4th quarter of 1911 in Nottingham, England. He was the son of Alexander Humphrey Reid, a Free Church minister. He specialised in ophthalmology in the Nottingham area. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1963 in Nottingham, England.

(2) John Charles Boileau Grant born on 6th February, 1886, in Lasswade, Midlothian. He studied at the University of Edinburgh. After graduation, he became the resident house officer at the Infirmary in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England; and then demonstrator of anatomy in the University of Edinburgh. He then taught for two years at the University of Durham at Newcastle-on-Tyne in Northumberland, England. During WW1, he served in the the Royal Army Medical Corps and was awarded the M.C. and bar. Thereafter he became Professor and Head of Anatomy at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Later he moved to Toronto University, Ontario, Canada. He also became a Visiting Professor of Anatomy at the University of California at Los Angeles, USA. He wrote books on anatomy which became standard text books. He married Catriona Christie in 1922. He died of cancer in 1973.

(3) Mary Lavinia Ca* Grant born in 1888 in Lasswade, Midlothian. She married Ninian Morton in the 3rd quarter of 1920 in Hendon, Middlesex.

(4) Donald Patrick Clarke Grant born on 1st November, 1889, in Lasswade, Midlothian. He was educated at Nottingham High School, England, and Edinburgh High School, and became the manager of the British Crown Insurance Office, Nottingham, England. He served with the 7th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. He was killed in action on 12th April, 1917, Monchy-le-Preux Departement du Pas-de-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, and was commemorated on the Arras Memorial.

(5) Elizabeth Dora G. Grant born in 1891 in Lasswade, Midlothian. She married Henry Coates in the 2nd quarter of 1927 in Nottingham, England. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1945 in Newton Abbot, Devon, England.

(6) Ludovic Nairn Carnethy Grant born in 1893 in Lasswade, Midlothian. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1924 in Nottingham, England. He was “mentally impaired”.

(7) Allen Roy Stewart Grant born about 1896 in Nottingham, England. He was involved in WW1 and WW2. He served in the Seaforth Highlanders, and gained the M.C. and bar. He married Lilian B. Mellor in the 2nd quarter of 1918 in Nottingham, England. He worked for Shell Oil in Liverpool. He moved to Grantown on Spey, Moray, and died there in 1978.

(8) Grace Mabel Kamara Grant born in 1897 in Nottingham, England. She married Dr Robert Tweedie McGibbon and emigrated to Canada. She returned to Nottingham, England, after her husband’s sudden death and died there in the 4th quarter of 1936.

(9) A boy Grant born and died in 1900 in Nottingham, England. His death is registered along with his mother’s, who also died.

By his second wife:

(10) Charles Baring Travers Grant born in the 1st quarter of 1926 in Nottingham, England. He became a doctor. He probably married Shirley G. Williams in the 2nd quarter of 1967 in London, England.

Other
There is a series of relevant inscriptions in Nottingham Church Cemetery, England:

(1) In Memoriam

ELLEN JEMIMA, WIFE OF REV. JOHN CHARLES GRANT, M.A. DIED 1ST JANY 1900, AGED 40. ALSO DONALD PATRICK CLARKE THEIR SECOND SON WHO FELL AT MONCHY-LE-PREUX 12TH APRIL 1917, AGED 27.

Burial:

Nottingham Church Cemetery Nottingham Plot: Select Site D

(2) Inscription:

IN LOVING MEMORY OF REV. JOHN CHARLES GRANT. M. A. MINISTER IN LOANHEAD AND NOTTINGHAM FROM 1880-1932 BORN GRANTOWN 1854, DIED TORQUAY 1942.

“HE BEING DEAD YET SPEAKETH.”

Burial:

Nottingham Church Cemetery Nottingham Plot: Select Site D

(3) Inscription:

LUDOVICK NAIRN CARNETHY THEIR THIRD SON DIED 28TH SEPT. 1924, AGED 31.

Burial:

Nottingham Church Cemetery Nottingham Plot: Select Site D

(4) Inscription:

GRACE ISOBEL KINRARA [GRIZEL] THEIR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER WIDOW OF ROBERT TWEEDIE MCGIBBON DIED 21ST OCTOBER 1936, AGED 39

Burial:

Nottingham Church Cemetery Nottingham Plot: Select Site D

Source s
The Edinburgh Gazette, 8th October 1919; Issue: 13510; p. 3215

Standrewswithcastlegate.

Findagrave

Anatomy

J_c_grant (This gives an autobiography of John Charles Boileau Grant. Chapter 2 deals with his forebears; and chapter 5 with his siblings.)

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 31st October, 1894

The Standard, London, England, 3rd January, 1900, p.1


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GRANT, PETER

Born, 1806. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions of Adherence to the Free Church. Ordained at Perth, Gaelic, 1844. Translated, 1847, to Braco. Died, 1850.


Supplementary Information

Ministry
“Peter Grant, Lochbroom, Dingwall” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in St. Stephen’s, Perth; and Braco (Ardoch), Perthshire.

His call to Braco was disputed and was resolved by the Free Church General Assembly in May, 1847. Despite the fact that he was a Gaelic speaker and Braco an English-speaking charge, it was agreed to allow him to move to Braco, given the state of his health.

Death
He died on Monday, 1st July, 1850.

Source
Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 27th May, 1847


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GRANT, ROBERT

Born in parish of Abernethy, Inverness-shire, 1841. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Botriphnie, Morayshire, 1874. Married, 1885, Mary Hay Cruikshank.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.451

He served in Botriphnie, Moray.


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GRANT, SAMUEL

Born at Brora, Sutherlandshire, 1805. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained at Ardoch, Perthshire, 1840. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1847, Williamina Clark. Translated to Aberdeen, Bon-Accord, 1846. Died, 1853.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.257

His daughter, Margaret Ann Alice Grant, married James Gage, a Free Church minister.

He served in Braco (Ardoch), Perthshire; and Bon-Accord, Aberdeen.


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GRANT, THOMAS

Born at Cromdale, 1822. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Tain, 1858. Married, 1860, Mary Kelman. All over the Highlands Mr. Grant’s services were eagerly sought and greatly prized.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.485

He served in Tain, Ross and Cromarty.


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GRANT, WILLIAM, D.D.

Born at Nairn, 1806. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1836, at Tenandry, Perthshire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1845, Margaret B. Gentle. Translated, 1847, to Perth, Gaelic. Dr. Grant left for Australia, 1853. Died, 1897.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.173

He was married to a niece of his co-presbyter Michael Stirling.

He served in Moulin (Pitlochry), Perthshire; and St. Stephen’s, Perth.

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

Ward and Prentis, Presbyterian Ministers, p.60


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GRANT, WILLIAM

Born in the manse of Kirkmichael (Banffshire), 1814. Son of Rev. P. Grant. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Officiated for a time in Logiealmond quoad sacra church, and thereafter as assistant in St. John’s, Glasgow. Ordained, 1843, to the pastoral charge of the quoad sacra parish of Wallacetown, Ayr. Before his first communion Mr. Grant had signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission, and had been interdicted the use of Wallacetown Church. To the great majority of his people and to a large accession from Ayr he ministered first on the north side of the river in the open air, then in a schoolhouse, in a woodyard, and finally in a nonconformist chapel; thereafter on the south side for two years in a “wooden kirk,” and finally in the church in Sandgate. Married, 1845, Auguste Petersen. Died, 1876.

Publications.—The Plan of Salvation unfolded in the Lord’s Supper. The Lord’s Supper Explained. Posthumous.— Christ our Hope and other Sermons with Memoir by Mr. D. Maclagan.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.16

His sister, Catherine Grant, married Daniel Edward, a Free Church missionary.

He served in West, Ayr.

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


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GRANT, WILLIAM

Born at Abernethy, Invemess-shire, 1842. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Forglen, 1873. Translated to Kirkmichael, Banffshire, 1885. Married, 1889, Elizabeth Baird Fairley.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.461

He served in Forglen, Banffshire; and Kirkmichael, Banffshire.


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GRANT, WILLIAM M., M.A

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Born in parish of Speymouth, 1860. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1888, at Drumoak, Aberdeenshire. Married, the same year, Marion M. Smith.


Supplementary Information

William Milne Grant

FUFC, p.423

He served in Drumoak, Aberdeenshire.

He had a son, William Martin Grant, who became a United Free Church minister: FUFC, p.49.


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GRAY, ALEXANDER

Born in Aberdeenshire, 1855. Studied at the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and the Divinity Hall of the Congregational Church. Ordained, 1882, at Peterhead. Admitted a minister of the Free Church, 1884. Settled at Broughton the following year. Married, 1886, Margaret Watson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.197

He served in Broughton, Peebles-shire.


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GRAY, ANDREW, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1805. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Woodside Chapel-of-Ease, Aberdeen, 1831. Married, 1834, Barbara Cooper. Translated to the West Church, Perth, 1836. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. At the commencement of the collision between the civil and ecclesiastical courts, Mr. Gray published a pamphlet, entitled The Conflict between Civil and Ecclesiastical Courts, in which he marked out those points that were favourable to the claims of the Non-Intrusionists; and not one of his lines of defence has been forced, nor has one of his positions been abandoned. When the fight was finished Mr. Gray was requested to write for the instruction of the young in the principles for which the Free Church had contended. This he did, casting his material into the form of a Catechism, which has all the qualities of lucidity, cogency, and pithiness which characterised and rendered famous his earlier pamphlets. Died, 1861.

Publications.—Mr. Gray was the author of numerous pamphlets of a controversial kind in addition to the Publications mentioned above, e.g., Letter to and Correspondence with Duke of Argyll on “Presbytery Examined“; The Mary-Worship of Rome. Posthumous.—Gospel Contrasts and Parallels: Sermons, with Memoir.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.236

He served in West, Perth.

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Gray, Andrew


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GRAY, DONALD

Born at Tobermory, 1815. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Saltcoats, Gaelic, 1868. Became senior minister, 1898. Died, 1899. [Vol. 2 says he ended here in 1897.]


Supplementary Information

Background
His birth was registered on 28th July, 1816, in Kilninian and Kilmore, Argyll. He was the son of James Gray, farmer and ferryman, and Flora McDonald.

Ministry
He served in Gaelic, Saltcoats, Ayrshire. In 1895, the Free Presbytery of Ardrossan was set up – but he did not approve and refused to cooperate in the new arrangements. On 27th January, 1898, Charles Lamont was ordained there as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died of congestion of the lungs on 12th February, 1899, at The Lodge, Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Bute (Registration: 1899 556/ 4 Lochranza). He was buried at Lamlash, Isle of Arran.

Family
He never married.

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

Aberdeen Weekly Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland), Friday, April 3, 1896


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GRAY, DONALD, M.A.

Born in Argyllshire, 1861. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Logie and Gauldry, 1890. Married, 1891, Elizabeth W. Greenlees. Translated to Pathhead, Kirkcaldy, 1899.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.363

He served in Logie and Gauldry , Fife; and Pathhead, Kirkcaldy, Fife.


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GRAY, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Rhynie, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Bellie, Presbytery of Strathbogie, 1876. Married, 1882, Ann E. Smith.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.462

He served in Bellie (Fochabers), Moray.


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GRAY, JAMES ARTHUR

Born at Slamannan, 1843. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Lesmahagow, 1872. Married, 1873, Henrietta Bryce.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.201

He served in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire.

He had a son, Robert Arthur Gray, who was a United Free Church minister: FUFC, p.195.


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GRAY, JAMES GORDON, D.D. (St. Andrews)

Born at Aberdeen, 1841. Studied at Marischal College and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Marykirk, 1867. Translated to Naples, 1875; and to Rome, 1881.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 19th February, 1841, in Aberdeen, the son of Charles Gray, cooper, and Mary Gordon. A sister, Margaret Troup Gray, married Robert Laws, a Free Church missionary.

Education
He attended the Aberdeen Public and Commercial Mathematical School and won Gray’s Mathematical Bursary. He gained his M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1859, having submitted the best paper on Logic, and his D.D. from St Andrews University, Fife, in 1885; and studied in the Free Church College, Aberdeen.

Ministry
He was ordained in Marykirk, Kincardineshire, on 15th January, 1867. He accepted a called to Naples, Italy, in 1875. He served in Italy: in Leghorn before being settled in Naples and then Rome. He founded and superintended for a time a Girls’ High School in Rome; he acted as agent for the National Bible Society of Scotland, and carried out archaeological excavations in Rome connected with Paul’s stay there. His sister, Isabella H. Gray, lived with him until she died in Rome, Italy, on 20th November, 1896.

Death
He died on 2nd March, 1920, in Rome, Italy.

Sources
The Aberdeen University Review, Volume 7, 1919-1920, The Aberdeen University Press, 1920, p.284

The Aberdeen Journal, 24th November, 1858

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 7th December, 1896


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GRAY, JOHN, M.A.

Born in Aberdeenshire, 1832. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Stobhill, Midlothian, 1866. Retired, 1873.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1832 in Aberdeen, the son of Alexander Gray and his wife Christian.

Ministry
He served as assistant to Dr Alexander Simpson Patterson of Hutchesontown Free Church, Glasgow, before being called to Gorebridge, Midlothian, in August, 1866.

Source
Dumfries and Galloway Standard, 29th August, 1866


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GRAY, ROBERT MILLER, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1862. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained over the European congregation at Bombay, 1890. Returned to England, and was settled at Bowdon, Manchester.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 30th December, 1862. His birth was registered in 1863 in St George, Edinburgh, the son of Alexander Gray, ironmonger, and Maria Marmorice Miller.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1884. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1884-88.

Marriage
He married Hester Alice MacDonald on 24th August, 1906, at the United Free Church, Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire (Registration: 1906 355/A3 2 Kinloch Rannoch). She was born in 1875 in Partick, Glasgow, the daughter of Charles MacDonald, merchant, and Isabella Louise Pollock. She was a “classical teacher”. At their marriage they were both from Bowdon, Cheshire; he was a minister of the Presbyterian Church of England.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 5th December, 1889. In 1911 he was a Presbyterian minister, living in Bowdon, England.

Death
He died in the 4th quarter of 1944 in Hitchin, England. His wife died in the 3rd quarter of 1964 in Hampstead, London, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Joan Elizabeth Gray. She married Hon. David Layton, son of Walter Thomas Layton, 1st Baron Layton and Eleanor Dorothea Osmaston, on 5th April, 1939, in London, England. They divorced in 1972. She was registered as a Member of the Royal British Institute of Architects in 1964 and was the RIBA’s Education under-secretary from 1962 until 1971.

Sources
Thepeerage

Learningarchitecture


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GRAY, THOMAS

Born in Sutherlandshire, 1819. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained at Inverurie, 1843. Married, 1844, Margaret A. Tower. Died, 1867.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 21st October, 1818, in Creich, Sutherland, the son of Alexander Gray – a tenant farmer in Linsidemore, there – and Lucy Mackenzie. For his place in a web of ministerial family connections, see the Bell Tree on this web-site.

Marriage
He married Anne Margaret Tower on 17th October, 1844, in Old Machar, Aberdeen; also recorded in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. She was born on 6th and baptized on 26th August, 1821, in Childwall, Lancashire, England, the daughter of John Tower – originally from Aberdeen and latterly an import/export merchant in Liverpool – and Louisa Laye.

Ministry
“Thomas Gray, Aberdeen” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.

Death
He died on 10th December, 1867, in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. His wife died on 19th January, 1872, at 13 Panmure (?) Place, Edinburgh (Registration: 1872 685/4 114 St Giles).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Alexander Gray born on 23rd April and baptized on 17th May, 1846, in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. He became a Free Church minister.

(2) Louisa Mary Gray born on 17th March and baptized on 21st April, 1850, in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. She died in 1888 in St Andrew, Edinburgh. She had “gained a considerable position as a writer of stories of a quiet domestic type; and of books for the young”, including: Mine Own People, Little Miss Wardlaw and Nelly’s Teachers.

(3) Elizabeth Grant Gray born on 18th November, 1853, and baptized on 22nd January, 1854, in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. She died in 1870 in Logiealmond, Perthshire.

(4) George Hay Boyd Gray born on 2nd October 1856 in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.

(5) Henry James Gray born on 3rd January, 1859, in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. He died in 1876 in Elgin, Moray.

Sources
Otago Witness, (New Zealand) Putanga 949, 28 Poutūterangi 1889, p.34

Rootsweb

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


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GRAY, WILLIAM ALEXANDER

Born at Inverurie, 1846. Son of foregoing. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Logiealmond, 1869. Translated to Elgin, South, 1874. Married, 1876, Dora C. Bell. Died, 1900.

Publication.—The Shadow of the Hand and other Sermons.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 23rd April and baptized on 17th May, 1846, in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, the son of Thomas Gray, Free Church minister, and Anne Margaret Tower.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1865-69.

Marriage
He married Dora Cecilia Bell in 1876 in St George, Edinburgh. She was born on 10th January, 1849, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the daughter of Benjamin Joseph Bell and Cecilia Barbara Craigie. For an account of the ramifications of the Bell family, see the Bell Tree on this web-site.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Garioch in April, 1869. He  served for a short time as assistant to Robert Smith Candlish, in St. George’s, Edinburgh, and then to Beith, Stirling. He was ordained in Logiealmond, Perthshire, in 1869. In 1874 he declined a call to him from Innellan, Argyll. He was translated to South, Elgin in July, 1874.

Death
He died on 24th February, 1900, in Elgin, Moray.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Cecilia Craigie Gray born on 10th April, 1878, in Elgin, Moray. She married Norman Fraser in 1902 in St George, Edinburgh. He was born on 17th November, 1865, in Govan, Glasgow. He became a minister of the United Presbyterian / United Free Church serving in Hamilton, Lanarkshire; and Greenbank, Edinburgh (1902-1914); and, thereafter, in Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. This Norman Fraser was of Secession stock (Small, History, Vol.2, p.215): he was the son of Henry Erskine Fraser, minister in Glasgow (Small, History, Vol.2, p.98); who was the son of William Fraser, minister in Alloa, Clackmannanshire (Small, History, Vol.2, p.683); who was the son of John Fraser, minister of Auchtermuchty, Fife (Small, History, Vol.1, p.162); who married Magdalene Erskine, the daughter of Henry Erskine, the minister of Falkirk, Stirlingshire (Small, History, Vol.1, p.657); who was the son of Ralph Erskine, one of the founders of the Secession Church (FES, Vol.5, p.30 – which gives some indication of other ministerial relatives).

Cecilia Craigie Gray or Fraser died in 1959, in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.

(2) Francis Henry Tower Gray born in 1881 in Elgin, Moray. He attended Elgin Academy, Moray, and George Watson’s College, Edinburgh. He graduated from Edinburgh University with 1st Class Honours in Classics in 1901. He married Mary Harvey Woodside in the 3rd quarter of 1907 in Pancras, London, England. He taught in Wigan, Lancashire, England, for a time, and in 1912 became correspondent for the Daily Telegraph in Paris, France. In 1915 he got a commission in the R.A.S.C., and served in Sicily and Salonika, where he was attached to the Serbian Army and was awarded the Order of the White Eagle of Serbia. He was then transferred to the Intelligence Department of the War Office. He drowned attempting to rescue a friend in danger, at Prawle, Devon, England, on 21st July, 1918.

(3) Dorothea Elizabeth Gray born on 26th July, 1885, in Elgin, Moray. She was a journalist in the Daily Telegraph Paris office. She also worked for MI5 during WWI. She died, unmarried, in Wirral, Cheshire, England in 1962.

(4) Benjamin Bell Gray born on 30th July, 1887, in Elgin, Moray. He served in WW1 in the British Columbian Regiment of Canadian Infantry and died in 10th April, 1917, on Vimy Ridge, and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial in Pas de Calais, France.

Publications
The Shadow of the Hand (1885)
Laws and Landmarks of the Spiritual Life (1895)

Sources
Genforum

Veterans

Cwgc

Gwc

Canadiangreatwarproject

Information from a family member

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

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 28th May, 1887


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GREENFIELD, JAMES

Born, 1831. Ordained at Stornoway, 1859. Married, 1862, Eliza Jane MacLean. Inducted to Free Church, Stornoway, 1872. Became senior minister, 1894. Died, 1899. [Vol. 2 says he was still there in 1900.]


Supplementary Information

He served in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty.


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GREENSHIELDS, JAMES, B.D

Born at Old Monkland, 1863. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Muirkirk, 1890. Married, the same year, Helen Gardner.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.144 (twice)

He served in Muirkirk, Ayrshire.


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GREGORY, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Lossiemouth, 1817. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh University. Ordained at Roxburgh Church, Edinburgh, 1842. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1851, to Anstruther. Married, 1853, Eliza B. Stothert. Became senior minister, 1883. Died, 1888.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.187

He served in Roxburgh, Edinburgh; and Anstruther, Fife.

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


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GREGORY, THOMAS, M.A. (Oxon)

Born at Anstruther, 1856. Son of the foregoing. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Oxford, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kilmacolm, 1884. Married, 1887, Jane A. Lochhead.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.161

He served in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire.


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GREIG, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

Born at Larbert in 1819. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kinfauns, 1846. Married, the same year, Agnes Lorraine Glen. Was for many years clerk of the Synod of Perth and Stirling, and also of the Presbytery of Perth. Died, 1887.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 9th May, 1819, in Larbert, Stirlingshire, the son of Charles Greig and Margaret Archibald.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1836 and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-46.

Marriage
He married Agnes Lorraine Glen on 17th November, 1846, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh; also registered in Kinfauns, Perthshire. She was born in South Astrakhan, about 1825, the daughter of William Glen and Margaret Scott. William Glen was a missionary and had translated the Old Testament into Persian.

Ministry
He was called to Kinfauns, Perthshire, on 6th August, 1846, and ordained there on 24th September that year. He was there for the rest of his ministry, except for four months, ministering in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In 1886 Malcolm Donald MacGilivray was ordained there as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died on 30th January, 1887, at 2 St Catherine’s Gardens, Edinburgh; the death being registered in Corstorphine, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1912 in St George, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Glen Greig born on 28th September and baptized on 17th October, 1847, in Kinfauns, Perthshire. She died in 1917 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(2) Caroline Greig born on 2nd August and 1850, in Errol, Perthshire. She died in 1902 in St George, Edinburgh.

(3) Charles Edward Greig born on 20th March and baptized on 24th April, 1853, in Errol, Perthshire. He studied in New College, Edinburgh, 1875-79; was ordained in 1880 as a missionary to France in connection with the McCall Mission. He married Edith Annette Lowe in the 1st quarter of 1882 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. He may be the Charles Edward Greig whose death is recorded in the Consular Returns of Scotland’s People, in 1922.

(4) Janet Gordon Greig born on 6th August, 1855, in Errol, Perthshire. She died in 1925 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(5) William Archibald Greig born on 20th May, 1860, in Errol, Perthshire. He died in 1878 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(6) Mary Agnes Greig born on 18th January, 1862, in Errol, Perthshire.

Sources
Sermons and Addresses

Myfamily

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Benjamin F. Greig.


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GREIG, CHRISTOPHER, M.A

Born in parish of Leslie, 1775. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at the Chapel-of-Ease (now St. Andrew’s), Dunfermline, 1800. Married, 1804, Elizabeth Morrison. Translated to the second charge at Dysart, 1807; to Leslie, 1809; and to St. Ninian’s, 1824. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1844.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.315

He served in St. Ninians, Stirlingshire.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Christopher Greig.


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GREY, ALEXANDER

Born in Ross-shire, 1854. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Dunscore, Craig, 1887. Married, the same year, Isabella F. Yuill. Died, 1897.


Supplementary Information

Alexander Gray

Background
He was born on 23rd April, 1854, in Munlochy, Knockbain, Ross and Cromarty, the son of William Gray, railway servant, and Ann Ross.

Education
He attended the local school.

Marriage
He married Isabella Ferguson Yuill on 15th August, 1887, at the Bath Hotel, Bath Street, Glasgow (Registration: 1887 644/7 336 Blythswood). She was born on 2nd January, 1860, in Hutchesontown, Glasgow, the daughter of Robert Yuill, match-maker, and Mary Elizabeth Ferguson. At the time of her marriage, she resided at 7 Somerville Place, Glasgow.

Ministry
He spent some time in Dublin where he acted as a home missionary. He did evangelistic work in different Glasgow congregations while studying Arts at Glasgow University and Divinity at the Free Church College, there. On his election to Dunscore he was described as “Alexander Gray, Torrance of Campsie”.

He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow, and ordained at Craig, Dunscore, Dumfries-shire, in 1887.

Death
He died on 24th October, 1897, in Dunscore, Dumfries-shire. His wife died there two years previously.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Ross Gray born on 7th June, 1888, in Dunscore, Dumfries-shire.

(2) Marie Elizabeth F. Gray born in 1891 in Dunscore, Dumfries-shire.

(3) Anne Isabela Ferguson Gray born in 1895 in Dunscore, Dumfries-shire.

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

Genforum


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GREY, HENRY, D.D.

Born, 1778. Son of Dr. Grey, physician, Morpeth. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1801, at Stenton. Married, 1808, Margaretta Grey. Translated, 1813, to Buccleuch Chapel, Edinburgh; 1821, to the New North; and, 1824, to St. Mary’s. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. In 1844 Dr. Grey was Moderator of the General Assembly. Became senior minister, 1857. Dr. Grey took a prominent part in the evangelical revival of his day; also in the Apocrypha controversy in opposition to Dr. Andrew Thomson. Died, 1859.

Publication.—The Kingdom of God.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.112

He served in St. Mary’s, Edinburgh

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


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GRIERSON, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Glencairn, 1817. Studied at the University, Glasgow, Divinity Hall and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Irongray, 1844. Married, 1849, Jessie H. Millar; and, 1871, Ann Hodge. Died, 1880.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 27th October, 1817, at Bankhead, Glencairn, Dumfries-shire, the son of Alexander Grierson and Margaret Cunningham.

Education
He attended Dumfires Academy and studied at Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-44.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Jessie Hyndman Miller on 18th April, 1849, in Barony, Glasgow. She was born on 11th October and baptized on 27th November, 1823, in Gorbals, Glasgow, the daughter of Alexander Miller, insurance broker, and Catherine McNaughton.

(2) Anne Hodge on 30th August, 1871, in Paisley, Renfewshire. She was born on 25th January and baptized on 21st February, 1841, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the daughter of Archibald Hodge, accountant, and Margaret Kerr.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Penpont in 1844. He was ordained in Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Death
He died on 5th May, 1880, at the Free Church Manse, Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire, and was buried in his native parish. Jessie Grierson or Miller died in 1868 in Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire. Ann Hodge or Grierson died on 22nd July, 1928, at 27 Merchiston Crescent, Edinburgh, and was buried in Logie, Stirlingshire.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) Catherine MacNaughton Grierson born about 1850 in Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire. She married James Gibson in 1880 in St Andrew, Edinburgh; and, on his death, Alexander Giles in 1894 in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. Both of these were Free Church ministers. She died on 21st October, 1916, at 51 Mardale Crescent, Edinburgh.

(2) Margaret Cunningham Grierson born about 1852 in Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire. She married James C. McGeorge there in 1875. She died in 1925 in Dumfries.

(3) Alexander Grierson born on 5th March, 1855, in Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire. He died there in 1865.

(4) Jessie Hyndman Miller Grierson born on 23rd December, 1856, in Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire. She died there in 1871.

(5) Flora Buchanan Grierson born on 11th March, 1860, in Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire. She married Thomas Hodge there in 1880. She died in 1894 in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

(6) Mary Gordon Grierson born on 16th April, 1862, in Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire.

And by his second wife:

(7) Elizabeth Grierson born on 1st July, 1872, in Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire.

(8) Annie Hodge Grierson born on 28th February, 1874, in Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire. She died in 1888 in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

Source
Rootsweb

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

The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 11th May, 1880; pg. 2

The Scotsman. Edinburgh, 23rd October, 1916, p1; 25th July, 1928, p.18


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GRIERSON, JAMES, D.D. (Edinburgh)

Born at Ruthwell, 1791. Studied at the University of Edinburgh. Ordained at Errol, 1819. Married, 1822, Margaret Moncreiff. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. In 1854 Dr. Grierson was Moderator of the General Assembly. Became senior minister, 1870. Died, 1875.

Publications.—A Doctrinal and Practical Treatise on the Lord’s Supper. Nicodemus.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.208

He served in Errol, Perthshire.

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


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GRIEVE, ALEXANDER CHRISTIE, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1847. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1876, missionary to Bombay. Married, 1877, Mary E. Wright. Resigned, 1889. Returned to this country, and was settled that year at Queen’s Road, Liverpool. Died, 1894. [List of missionaries gives different dating.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1847 in South Leith, Edinburgh, the son of James Grieve, flint glass maker, and his wife Ann Christie.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1872-76.

Marriage
He married Mary Emily Wright on 19th April, 1877, in Khetwady India. She was born on 30th August, 1846, in Calcutta, India, the daughter of Robert Wright and Mary Thomas.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh in 1876. He was ordained by that Presbytery as a missionary to Bombay later that year. He was minister of Queen’s Road Presbyterian Church, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.

Death
He died on 2nd August, 1894, at 14 Argyle Road, Anfield, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, aged 47, and was interred at Anfield Cemetery on 7th August, 1894. His wife died on 18th September, 1880, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He left an estate valued at £1129 4/7 for the benefit of his sister Janet Bird Grieve and his son Alexander Christie Grieve.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Christie Grieve born on 3rd April, 1878, in Bombay, India. In 1911 he was a mercantile clerk. He married Beatrice E. Graham in the 2nd quarter of 1937 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He died in the 1st quarter of 1956 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England.

Sources
Oldmerseytimes

Glasgow Herald, 28th August, 1890

Liverpool Mercury, 6th October, 1894


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GRIGOR, MACADAM

Born, 1816. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained, December 1843, at Kettle and Cults. Married, 1848, Madelina Ballantyne. Translated, 1854, to St. George’s, Montrose. Ill-health obliged him to go to the south of England, 1855. A colleague was granted him by the Assembly of 1856, but he died 23rd August of that year.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 20th April and baptized on 2nd May, 1816, in Cromarty, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Alexander Grigor and Christian Mcleod.

Education
He attended the local parish school. He studied at Edinburgh University.

Marriage
His marriage to Madalina Ballantyne was recorded on 23rd December, 1847, in Kettle, Fife, and on 4th January, 1848, in Duddingston, Edinburgh. She was born on 9th June, 1818, in Kelso, Roxburghshire, the daughter of Alexander Thomson Ballantyne and Anne Randall Scott Grant.

Ministry
He worked as a teacher prior to being settled in Kettle and Cults, Fife; and later in St. George’s, Montrose, Angus. In October, 1855, it was reported that he “has been under the necessity of resigning his office on account of continuing indisposition.”

Death
He died on 23rd August, 1856, at Jordan Bank, Morningside, Edinburgh. One source says his wife died in 1848 in Edinburgh – and he was certainly recorded as a widower in the 1851 census. But his newspaper obituary notice says he was bereft of his wife and child about two year previous to his own death.

Family
He appears to have had one child who died in infancy.

Sources
For information about this Ballantyne family see Bordersancestry

The Aberdeen Journal, 31st October, 1855

Caledonian Mercury, 30th August, 1856


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GUALTER, WILLIAM HENRY

Born at Perth, 1832. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1859, at Hawick. Married, 1861, Helen M. Burns. Translated, 1864, to Aberdeen, Trinity; 1877, to St. Mark’s, Glasgow; and, 1884, to Dunedin, New Zealand. Died, 1885.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1832 in England, the son of William Gualter and Helen MacLagan.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1855-59.

Marriage
He married Helen Mather Burns on 15th October, 1861, in Little Dunkeld, Perthshire. She was born on 11th November, and baptized on 2nd December, 1830, the daughter of Archibald Burns, banker, and Barbara Hepburn Monteath. She is sometimes called “Helen Maude”.

Ministry
He was ordained in Hawick, Roxburghshire, in 1859. He was translated to Trinity, Aberdeen, on 5th May, 1864, as colleague and successor to David Simpson – despite the facts that originally a dissent, later withdrawn, had been registered in connection with his call and that there had been a competing call from Banff. He was translated to St. Mark’s, Glasgow, in 1877. He was inducted to First Church, Dunedin, New Zealand, on 1st January, 1885, and died in office five months later.

Death
He died on 21st July, 1885, in Dunedin, New Zealand, and was interred in the Northern Cemetery there. His wife died on 24th July, 1907, in Wellington, New Zealand.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Henry Gualter born on 15th August, 1862, in Wilton, Roxburghshire. He married Charlotte Louisa Thomas on 7th August, 1884, in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. He died on 17th June, 1929, in Grey River Hospital, Greymouth, New Zealand.

(2) Fredrick George Gualter born on 28th June, 1865, in Old Machar Aberdeen. He shot himself and died on 25th December, 1915, in Martins Bay, Southland, New Zealand.

(3) Helen Maude Gualter born on 8th September, 1866, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She married William Pirie Smith Elmslie on 2nd November, 1892, in Dunedin. He was the son of John Elmslie, a Free Church minister. She died on 6th July, 1955, at 47 Pukata Street, Eastbourne, New Zealand: Cause of Death – Asphyxia and burns resulting from a fire.

(4) Edward Ernest Gualter born on 7th January, 1869, in Old Machar Aberdeen. He married Margaret Ellen Peter in 1898 in Mount Somers, New Zealand. He was a farmer. He died on 13th April, 1946, in Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand.

(5) Francis Aubrey Gualter born on 28th May, 1870, at 40 Albyn Place, Aberdeen. He was an Accountant; a Stock Broker at Gualter, Dykes & Co.; a Company Director. He died on 4th February, 1956, in Bowen Street Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand.

(6) Rodolphus Hamilton Gualter born on 13th October, 1873, in Albyn Place, Aberdeen. He died on 25th March, 1896, in Colonial Bank, Christchurch, New Zealand, and was buried in Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch, New Zealand; Block number: 29-Plot number: 381; next to his mother.

(7) Evangeline Mary Gualter born on 10th April, 1875, in Aberdeen. She married Alexander Kenneth Scobie Mackenzie in August, 1903, in St John’s Church, Wellington, New Zealand. This man was a direct descendant of William Scobie, minister of Assynt – a well-connected Highland family (For some family connections, see the tree of John Mackay of Kirtomy.). She died on 26th February, 1973, in Silverstream Hospital, Wellington.

The Dundee Courier & Argus (Dundee, Scotland), Wednesday, March 02, 1864
The Aberdeen Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland), Wednesday, March 9, 1864

The Aberdeen Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland), Wednesday, May 11, 1864
http://www.archives.presbyterian.org.nz/Page166.htm


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GULLAN, JAMES THOMAS CAMPBELL

Born at Glasgow, 1838. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and English Presbyterian Divinity Hall, London. Ordained at Swansea, 1864. Married, 1868, Christina J. Voss. Translated to Reading, 1875; and to Augustine Church, Glasgow, 1884.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.208

He served in Augustine, Glasgow.


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GUNN, ADAM, M.A.

Born at Strathy, Sutherland, 1859. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Durness, 1888. Married, 1895, Mary M. MacKenzie.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.502

He served in Durness, Sutherland.


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GUNN, ALEXANDER

Born, 1809. Son of Rev. A. Gunn, minister of Watten. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained in 1837 at Watten. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Was clerk of Presbytery of Caithness for fifteen years after the Disruption. Became senior minister, 1892. Died the same year.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.139

He served in Watten, Caithness.

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


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GUNN, DANIEL, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1842. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and St. Andrews. Served for a time at Malta and Penang. Ordained at North Church, Dumbarton, 1875. Retired, 1887.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1842 in Edinburgh, the son of someone (probably Neil) Gunn, bookbinder, and Jemima Sharp.

Education
In 1861 he was a student of Arts but he only graduated M.A. from Glasgow University in 1870; in 1871 he was a student of Divinity.

Ministry
He was ordained in North, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, in 1875. He resigned his charge in 1887. Thereafter he resided in Dundee and then, for four years, was minister of the Presbyterian Church in Lewes, Sussex, England.

Death
He was given three months leave of absence from his charge, on health grounds. He died on 27th June, 1893, in Bridge of Allan, Logie, Stirlingshire, after suffering an attack of pleurisy.

Family
He never married.

Sources
Daily Advertiser, 19th August, 1893, p.2

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 30th June, 1893, p.5


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GUNN, ROBERT INNES

Born at Latheron, 1812. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Appointed parochial teacher, and licensed by the Presbytery of Caithness, 1847. Stationed at Keiss, 1852. Ordained there, 1861. Married, 1856, Janet L. Barr. Died, 1879.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized in July, 1812, in Latheron, Caithness, the son of Aeneas Gunn, farmer, Tachar, and Katherine Innes. He was the brother of a Rev. Peter Gunn who emigrated to Australia.

Education
He studied at Edinburgh University and then became teacher of the parish school in Halkirk, Caithness. He was ejected from his position at the Disruption and then studied for the ministry.

Marriage
He married Janet Leslie Barr on 14th September, 1856, at 20 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (Registration: 1856 685/6 140 Calton and Bonnington). She was born (or baptised) on 14th November, 1824, in Kirknewton and East Calder, Midlothian, the daughter of John Barr, builder, and Helen Bowes.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1847. He came to Keiss, Caithness, in 1852 and was ordained there in 1861 when it became a fully sanctioned charge.

Death
He died on 29th September, 1879, at the Free Church Manse, Keiss, his death being registered in Wick, Caithness. His wife lived in Langley Lodge, Wick, Caithness, where she died on 31st May, 1889.

Family
There is no evidence that they had family.

Source
Clangunn

Rootsweb

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


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GUNN, THOMAS, M.A.

Born, 1800. Son of Rev. R. Gunn, Latheron. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and became parish schoolmaster at Latheron. Took his theological course in Edinburgh. Ordained, 1829, at the quoad sacra parish of Keiss. Married, 1830, Helen I. Gunn. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Madderty, 1844. Became senior minister, 1874. Died, 1886.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.124

He served in Keiss, Caithness; and Madderty, Perthshire.

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


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GUNN, WILLIAM, L.R.C.P. & S. (Edinburgh)

Born at Helmsdale, 1853. Studied at the Edinburgh Medical Missionary Institute. Appointed, 1882, medical missionary to Futuna, New Hebrides, and also to Aneityum, 1892. Ordained by Presbytery of Edinburgh, 1894. Married, 1882, Margaret Mathieson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.568


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GUTHRIE, DAVID KELLY

Born at Arbirlot Manse, 1831. Son of Dr. Thomas Guthrie. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Liberton, 1856. Married, 1862, Hannah Kirk. Resigned, 1890. Died, 1896.


Supplementary Information

He served in Liberton, Edinburgh.

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

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


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GUTHRIE, THOMAS, D.D. (Edinburgh)

Born, 1803. Son of David Guthrie, Provost of Brechin. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Paris. Ordained at Arbirlot, Forfarshire, 1830. Married, the same year, Anne Burns. Translated, 1837, to Old Greyfriars’, Edinburgh. In 1840 he entered the new church of St. John’s, a parish formed from Old Greyfriars’, to carry out the territorial principle. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. He became minister of Free St. John’s, 1843; in 1850 he divided his ministerial work with Dr. Hanna; and in 1863 became minister emeritus—the year after he had been Moderator of the General Assembly. Dr. Guthrie was never “out of harness” till he lay down to die. It is beyond our power and limits to record all the services Dr. Guthrie rendered his Church before and after the Disruption. As the result of one year’s labour he reported £116,370 as gathered for the Manse Scheme. From homeless ministers his exertions turned to houseless children. The effect of his Plea for Ragged Schools was electric, and he became identified with the movement personally in his own city, and in name and influence throughout the country. From a very early date, before there was any collective general movement in favour of Presbyterian Union, Dr. Guthrie publicly expressed the desire that the matter of incorporation in the case of the United Presbyterian and Free Churches should be taken up and carried out. Died, 1873.

Publications.—The Gospel in Ezekiel. Plea for Ragged Schools. Plea for Drunkards and against Drunkenness. The City: its Sins and Sorrows. Christ, the Inheritance of the Saints. The Way to Life. Man and the Gospel. Sundays Abroad. Our Father’s Business. Out of Harness. Speaking to the Heart. Studies of Character from the Old Testament, First and Second Series. Posthumous.—Autobiography of Thomas Guthrie, D.D., and Memoir, by his sons David and Charles; also Life, in the “Famous Scots Series,” by Oliphant Smeaton. Parables of our Lord read in the Light of the Present Day, with prefatory Memoir by Lord Guthrie.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.108

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

He served in St. John’s, Edinburgh.

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

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

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

Murray, Andrew J., A Mission of Mercy: The Life and Legacy of Dr Thomas Guthrie, Ragged Theology, 2014, Kindle Edition


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