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LAIDLAW, ARCHIBALD SCOTT, B.D.

Born at Stewarton, 1860. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1886, missionary to Madras. Married, 1889, Emily Lacroix Duffield. Resigned, 1893. Settled the same year at Huntly.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.455

He served in Huntly, Aberdeenshire.


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LAIDLAW, JOHN, D.D. (Edinburgh)

Born at Edinburgh in 1832; studied at Edinburgh University, at the Divinity Hall of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, and the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Bannockburn in 1859; translated to the West Church, Perth, in 1863; and to the West Church, Aberdeen, in 1872. Married Elizabeth Hamilton. Appointed Professor of Systematic Theology in the New College, Edinburgh, in 1881. Dr. Laidlaw was a lucid expounder of Westminster theology, and a successful investigator in the difficult and little-trodden field of Biblical Psychology.

Publications.The Bible Doctrine of Man (Cunningham Lectures). The Miracles of our Lord, Expository and Homiletic. Memorials of a Ministry, with Biographical Sketch of E. A. Thomson. Sacramental Discourses of Robert Bruce.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.578

He served in Bannockburn, Stirlingshire; West, Perth; and West, Aberdeen.


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LAIDLAW, JOHN, B.D.

Born at Kilwinning, 1862. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Muthill, 1890. Married, 1892, Johanna Mary Young.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.78

He served in Muthill, Perthshire.


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LAING, BENJAMIN, D.D.

Born at Duns, 1793. Son of Rev. R. Laing of the Antiburgher Branch of the Secession. Studied at the Associate Synod Divinity Hall. Ordained at Arbroath, 1820. Resigned, 1829. Settled at Colmonell, 1830. In 1839 Dr. Laing became Professor of Hebrew in the Hall of his Church, with a salary of £12, out of which he had to pay pulpit supply during the session. Joined the Free Church, 1852, and the following year was inducted at Colmonell. [Vol. 2 says he finished his ministry there in 1862.] Dr. Laing was twice married, his second wife being Elizabeth Kininmond.

Publications.—Historical Notices of Ecclesiastical Divisions in Scotland, with Suggestions for Reunion. Letters on Christian Communion. Catechism on the History of the Church of Scotland. Aphorisms.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.543

He served in Colmonell, Ayrshire.


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LAING, GEORGE

Born, 1831. Ordained at Penpont, 1857. Translated to Chapelshade, Dundee, 1868. Married, 1869, Janet Turner Campbell; and, 1876, Catherine Whitton Low. Resigned, 1881.


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Background
He was born on 21st February, 1831, in Stirling, the son of Robert Laing, publican, and Mary Paterson.

Education
A George Laing enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1852-54.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Janet Turner Campbell on 17th March, 1869, in Milton, Glasgow. She was baptized on 29th January, 1835, in Glenorchy and Inishail, Argyll, the daughter of Alexander Campbell, farmer, and Helen Turner.

(2) Catherine Whitton Low on 6th July, 1876, at Taypark, Dundee. She was born about 1838 in Dundee, the daughter of Alexander Low and Ann Beharrie.

Ministry
He was ordained in Penpont, Dumfries-shire, on 15th November, 1857; and translated to Chapelshade, Dundee, on 7th May, 1868. In September, 1875, Ann Cooper was sentenced to 10 days’ imprisonment for stealing a worsted chaircover from the green at the back of his Manse.

On 12th May, 1880, the Presbytery considered a petition from elders and members of various congregations that he had allowed Charles Short to preach in his pulpit and that this visiting minister had preached universalism. Charles Short was minister of Ward Road Congregational Church. He had preached on Matthew 13:33: “The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.” He preached the same sermon later to his own congregation. The point at issue was his third point on “The Diffusive Operation of the Leaven” – and this point was reported verbatim in the local press.

It was accepted that there was no universalism preached, but that the question of pulpit exchange needed to be looked at. When they looked at the matter, they expressed their disapprobation of what Laing did as Short’s views were contrary to the Westminster Confession. Laing therefore appealed to the Synod against this judgement. The outcome of the matter was that he resigned his charge in 1881.

Thereafter he lived at 17 Buckingham Terrace, Edinburgh. In the P.O. Directory of 1911-12 he was designated F.R.S.E. He was involved in a curious case: a domestic worker sought compensation for injuries received while in his employment. A fellow-servant had in play thrown a rubber ball at her and damaged her eyesight. The Sheriff Court had found that, though arising in the course of the employment, the accident did not arise our of the employment, and so refused compensation, with expenses.

Death
Jessie Turner Campbell or Laing died on 23rd June, 1874, at Panmure Terrace, Dundee. His second wife died on 16th December, 1903, at Bombay. He died in 1916 in St George, Edinburgh. He left an estate valued at ₤34,214.

Family
He had issue including by his first wife:

(1) Robert Campbell Laing born on 4th March, 1870, at Panmure Terrace, Dundee. He died there later that year.

(2) Alexander Turner Laing born on 20th April, 1871, at Panmure Terrace, Dundee. He probably died in 1941 in Pancras, London, England.

(3) George Campbell Laing born on 23rd April, 1872, in St Mary’s, Dundee.

(4) Robert Paterson S. Laing born in 1874 in St Mary’s, Dundee.

Sources
The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 26th June, 1874, p.2; 14th September, 1875; 7th July, 1876; 6th December, 1880; 13th May, 1881

Glasgow Herald, 8th March, 1870; 22nd April, 1871

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 7th October, 1880

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 17th December, 1903, p.10; 8th May, 1916. p.4


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LAING, JAMES

Born at Durrisdeer, 1803. Studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained, 1830, missionary of the Glasgow Missionary Society to South Africa, and stationed at Burnshill. Transferred, 1843, to Lovedale, where he superintended the mission operations and the native congregation; he also took part in establishing a European congregation at Alice. In 1855 Mr. Laing was sent back to Burnshill, which had been vacant since the war of 1850, when the buildings were destroyed. Died, 1872.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.562


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LAING, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1827. Studied at Marischal College and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Lesmahagow, 1856. Married, the same year, Helen Ogg. Translated to West Church, Glasgow, 1872; to Bermondsey, London, 1874; and to Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, 1878. Died, 1893.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 4th November, 1826, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the son of James Laing, gardener, and Isabella Collie.

Marriage
He married Helen Ogg on 11th September, 1856, at the bride’s home, Holburn Street, Aberdeen (Registration: 1856 168/2 106 Old Machar). She was baptised on 29th March, 1827, the daughter of Henry Ogg, distiller, and Isabel (or Elspet) Stewart.

Education
He studied in Aberdeen University and the Free Church College there.

Ministry
His trials were sustained at a meeting of the Presbytery in Lanark on 13th April, 1856, and he was ordained at Abbeygreen, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire on 16th May. He was called to Partick, Glasgow, on 28th June, 1866, the call being signed by 52 members and 7 adherents; and to McCheyne Memorial, Dundee, in 1871 but he remained in Lesmahagow. He was translated to West, Glasgow, early in 1872, having preached his farewell sermon in Lesmahagow on 25th February, 1872; to Bermondsey, London, England, in 1874 and on 26th September, 1878, to Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, as colleague and successor to William King Hamilton, who died in 1887.

Death
He died on 7th July, 1893, at the Free Church Manse, Stonehouse, Lanarkshire. His wife died on 20th April, 1891, at the Free Church Manse, Stonehouse.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Laing born on 8th July, 1857, in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire. He married Agnes Wilson Wyper in 1892 in Partick, Glasgow. He was a Free Church minister.

(2) Henry Stewart Laing born on 2nd January, 1859, in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1885-88. He died in 1888 in Stonehouse, Lanarkshire.

(3) Alice Laing born on 1st October, 1862, in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire.

(4) Isabella Collie Laing born on 14th October, 1868, in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire.

Sources
Abbeygreen

Stonehouseonline

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

The Aberdeen Journal, 2nd February, 1859

Glasgow Herald, 29th June, 1866; 22nd April, 1891; 8th July, 1893


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LAING, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Lesmahagow, 1857. Son of foregoing. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Dysart, 1892. Married, the same year, Agnes Wilson Wyper.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.526

He served in Dysart, Fife.

He was the son of James Laing, a Free Church minister.


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LAING, JAMES CRAWFORD

Born at Dumbarton, 1844. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Harrogate, 1876. Translated to Strachan, 1885.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.431

He served in Strachan, Kincardineshire.


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LAING, JOHN

Born at Dalmeny, 1809. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Livingston, 1842. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1843, Catherine Fyfe. Owing to ill-health left Scotland and laboured for a time at Malta, and thereafter at Gibraltar. Resigned his charge, 1847, and, 1852, was appointed librarian of the New College, Edinburgh. Died, 1880.

Publication.—Mr. Laing was joint-author of Laing and Halkett’s Dictionary of Anonymous Literature.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.221

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He served in Livingston, West Lothian.

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


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LAING, THOMAS

Born in parish of Keith. 1851. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Auchindoir, 1887.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.432

He served in Auchendoir, Aberdeenshire.


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LAING, WILLIAM S., M.A.

Born in Hampshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Rhynie, 1898.


Supplementary Information

William Stewart Laing

FUFC, p.331

He served in Rhynie, Aberdeenshire.


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LAIRD, ALEXANDER OSWALD

Born at Portmoak, 1808. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ardoch, 1833. Married, 1835, Agnes Boswell; 1860, Barbara D. Wemyss; and, 1871, Mary Wilson. Translated to Abbotshall, Fife, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Dundee, St. John’s, 1848. Became senior minister, 1867. Resigned, 1883. Died, 1891.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.100

For some family connections, see the Laird Tree.

He served in Abbotshall, Kirkcaldy, Fife; and St. John’s, Dundee.

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


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LAIRD, DAVID MICHAEL WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Cupar-Fife, 1856. Son of Rev. Dr. Laird, Cupar. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Durris, Kincardineshire, 1884. Married, 1886, Margaret S. Stewart.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.423

For some family connections, see the Laird Tree.

He served in Durris, Kincardineshire.


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LAIRD, HENRY MONCREIFF

Born at Portmoak, 1816. Son of Rev. Dr. Hugh Laird. Ordained at Leslie, 1843. Died, 1852.


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Background
He was born on 25th October and baptized on 19th December, 1816, in Portmoak, Kinross-shire, the son of Hugh Laird, minister, and Elizabeth Blackhall. For some family connections, see the Laird Tree.

Ministry
“Henry Laird, Prinslaw, Fife” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Leslie, Fife.

Death
He died on 6th February, 1852, at the Free Church Manse, Leslie, Fife, “much and justly lamented”.

Source
The Aberdeen Journal, 18th February, 1852


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LAIRD, HUGH, D.D. (Marischal College, Aberdeen)

Born in Renfrewshire, 1764. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Norrieston, 1801. Married, 1802, Elizabeth Blackhall. Translated to Portmoak, 1802. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1849.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.74

For some family connections, see the Laird Tree.

He served in Portmoak and Flockhouse, Kinross-shire.


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

Born at Portmoak, 1811. Son of Rev. Dr. Hugh Laird. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Arbroath, 1835. Translated to Inverkeillor, 1836. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1840, Agnes Maule Anderson. Translated to Montrose, 1847; and to Cupar-Fife, 1853. Was Moderator of the General Assembly, 1889. Became senior minister, 1879. Died, 1896.

Publication.—Posthumous.— Volume of Sermons, with Sketch of Dr. Laird’s Life, By his Son.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.440

For some family connections, see the Laird Tree.

He served in Inverkeillor, Angus; St. George’s, Montrose, Angus; Cupar, Fife.

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


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LAMB, JOHN

Born at Yester, 1796. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ordained, 1826, at Kirkmaiden. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Ferguson. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1853. Died, 1855.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.341

He served in Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire.


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LAMONT, ARCHIBALD, B.D.

Born in Bute, 1864. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Minister of the English Presbyterian Church, Singapore. Resigned, 1897, and returned to Scotland. Settled at Dailly, 1898. Married, 1893, Henrietta Williams Bell.

Publication.—Bright Celestials.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.17

He served in Dailly, Ayrshire.


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LAMONT, CHARLES

Born in Argyllshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Saltcoats, Gaelic, 1898


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.153

He served in Gaelic, Saltcoats, Ayrshire.


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LAMONT, DANIEL, M.A., B.D.

Born in Bute. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kilmarnock High, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.578

He served in High, Kilmarnock , Ayrshire.


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LAMONT, JOSEPH

Born at Lochbroom, 1840. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Snizort, 1869. Married, 1873, Christina Maclennan.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.501

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


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LANDSBOROUGH, DAVID, D.D. (U.S.A.)

Born in parish of Dalry, Galloway, 1779. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Stevenston, Ayrshire, 1811. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. At the Disruption Dr. Landsborough formed a Free Church congregation at Saltcoats, and remained there himself when Stevenston was subsequently erected into a separate charge. Married, 1817, Margaret M’Leish. Dr. Landsborough was an accomplished student of natural history. He was one of twenty-five associates of the Linnaean Society. Died of cholera in 1854.

Publications.—History of British Seaweeds. A History of British Zoophytes. Arran: A Poem. Excursions to Arran. Natural History of Arran. Ayrshire Sketches.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3 p.123

His daughter Isabella Landsborough, married Arthur Thomson, a Free Church minister.

His son, David Landsborough, was a Free Church minister.

He served in Landsborough, Saltcoats, Ayrshire.


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LANDSBOROUGH, DAVID, LL.D.

Born, 1826. Son of the foregoing. Studied at the University of Glasgow and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kilmarnock, Henderson Church, 1851. Married, 1853, Jessie S. Porteous; and, 1862, Mary C. Ure. As an exponent of popular science Dr. Landsborough had few equals.

Publication.—Arran, its Topography, Natural History, and Antiquities, by the Landsboroughs, Father and Son.


Supplementary Information

His father David Landsborough became a Free Church minister; and his sister, Isabella Landsborough, married Arthur Thomson, a Free Church minister.

FUFC, p.140

He served in Henderson, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.


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LANG, GEORGE, M.A.

Born at Dumbarton, 1860. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Houston, Renfrewshire, 1887.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.165

He served in Houston, Renfrewshire.


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LANG, JOHN DYKES

Born at Hamilton, 1855. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Stromness, 1884. Married, 1895, Mary Frew. Translated, 1896, to Cromdale.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.275

He served in Stromness, Orkney; and Cromdale and Advie, Inverness-shire.


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LANG, ROBERT

Born at Paisley, 1814. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Nenthorn, Berwickshire, 1843. Married, 1844, Elizabeth Scott. Was for several years clerk of the Free Presbytery of Kelso. Died, 1879.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, on 7th October, 1814, the son of William Lang, leather merchant, and Jean Hair.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Scott in April, 1844, in Kelso, Roxburghshire. She was born on 18th March and baptized on 18th April, 1814, in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, the daughter of George Scott, writer, and Agnes Wilson.

Ministry
In 1841 he seems to be a “Preacher of the Gospel”, living in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. “Robert Lang, Jedburgh” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in Nenthorn, Berwickshire, on 14th December, 1843.

Death
He died on 17th April, 1879, in Nenthorn, Berwickshire (Registration: 1879 753/ 3 Nenthorn). His wife died on 27th March, 1898, at Ivy Bank, Radie Road, Leith (Registration: 1898 692/1 103 Leith North).

Family
There is no clear evidence that they had issue.


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LANG, THOMAS HALLIDAY

Born in the parish of Shotts, 1834. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Ayr, Martyrs’, 1861. Joined the Free Church at the union, 1876.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.15

FUFC, p.126

He served in Martyrs, Ayr.


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LAUDER, WILLIAM

Born at Ballachulish, 1807. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained at Invergarry, 1840. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to Strachur and Strathlachlan. Married, the same year, Jane Cameron. Died, 1885.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.133

He served in Strachur and Strath Lachlan, Argyll.

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


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LAUGHTON, WILLIAM, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born in London, 1812. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Greenock, St. Thomas’, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1886. He was Moderator of the General Assembly, 1881. He was convener of the College Committee at a time when certain movements in scholarship and criticism gave rise to trouble and perplexity, which the judicial balance and unfailing courtesy of the convener did not a little to allay and remove. Died, 1897.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.205

He served in St. Thomas’, Greenock, Renfrewshire.

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


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LAURIE, GEORGE

Born at Greenock, 1843. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Reformed Presbyterian Divinity Hall. Ordained at Castle-Douglas, 1872. Joined the Free Church at the union, 1876. Married, 1877, Helen Fairley.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.15

FUFC, p.122

He served in Macmillan, Castle-Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.


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LAURIE, GILBERT

Born at Olrig, Caithness, 1835. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dumfries, South, 1866. Married, 1870, Mary Henderson; and, 1884, Mary Langlands. Translated, 1875, to Fairbairn Church, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.220

He served in Dumfries — South; and Fairbairn, Glasgow.


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LAURIE, HENRY K., M.A.

Born in Fife. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Rio Tinto, 1895. Resigned the same year, and was transferred to Gibraltar, 1896. Resigned his charge on account of ill-health.


Supplementary Information

Henry Kinnear Lawrie

Background
He was born on 6th June, 1863, in Wemyss, Fife, the son of James Lawrie, cabinet maker, and Isabella Frances Kinnear.

Education
He studied at St Andrews University, Fife, 1883-86, and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1886-1890.

Marriage
He married Harriet Forbes in 1897 in Elgin, Moray. She was born on 13th September, 1859, in Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire, the daughter of Duncan Forbes and Christian Cameron.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Stirling, on 17th June, 1890. He was ordained on 27th February, 1895, by the Presbytery of Spain and Portugal. He served for four years in Rio Tinto (Spain). He was inducted to St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Gibraltar, on 5th January, 1890. Thereafter he sailed for New Zealand where he was inducted in St Columba, Fairlie, South Canterbury Presbytery, on 14th December, 1899; and inducted in St Andrews, South Canterbury Presbytery, in January, 1902. He resigned on 22nd April, 1903, due to ill health. He was the stated supply in Aramoho, Wanganui Presbytery, around May and June, 1903.

Other
He cut his throat in an attempt at suicide and was admitted to Auckland Mental hospital on 28th February, and discharged on 5th August, 1910, into the care of his wife. In 1911 he was living with his wife in Polmont, Stirlingshire, and he was designated as a retired minister.

Death
He died on 2nd July, 1956, at Murray Royal Infirmary Perth. His wife died in 1931 in Arngask, Perthshire.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Sources
Rootschat

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register


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LAURIE, JOHN WALLACE, M.A.

Born in Ayrshire, 1830. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tulliallan, 1862. Married, the same year, Jessie Smith. Mr. Laurie was for several years clerk of the Free Presbytery of Dunfermline. Died, 1893.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 4th February, 1830, in Stewarton, Ayrshire, the son of William Laurie, carpet weaver, and Christina White.

Education
He attended Edinburgh University. He was a member of the Dialectic Society there: he was admitted on 17th November, 1855, and became an honorary member of 26th March, 1859; he delivered an Essay on Thomas Babington Macaulay. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1855-59, where his name appears as Lawrie.

Marriage
He married Janet (Jessie) Smith on 15th October, 1862, at the bride’s home, Craigie Terrace, St Quivox, Ayrshire (Registration: 1862 578/ 93 Ayr). She was born on 21st December, 1836, and baptized on 10th January, 1837, in Ayr, the daughter of William Smith, spirit dealer, and Elizabeth Gibb.

Ministry
He served for a time as assistant to Thomas Guthrie; and he worked for about a year in Carlisle, Cumberland, England. He was ordained in Tulliallan, Fife, on 16th May, 1862. In 1888 he was put forward for the Assembly Clerkship, “the structure of his mind,” said the mover, “was essentially forensic”; he “would be the last man to freeze with official frigidity or self-containedness.” He was not appointed but he was a Presbytery Clerk and “he made for himself a position in the courts of his Church. … His public spirit came to be widely known in connection with ecclesiastical, educational and political questions.”

Death
He died on 12th July, 1893, at the Free Church Manse, Kincardine-on-Forth, “after bearing bravely for many years an affection of the throat”. His wife died in 1903 in St George, Edinburgh.

Family
They had no issue.

Sources
History of the Dialectic Society, Edinburgh, T. A. Constable, 1887, p.204

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 30th May, 1888

Glasgow Herald, 13th July, 1893


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LAW, JAMES

After receiving licence became chaplain to the seamen in Dundee. Ordained at Mariners’ Church, Dundee, 1843. Resigned, 1844, and joined the Church of Scotland. Was minister for a short time at Kirriemuir, and then at Inverbrothock, Arbroath. Died, 1860.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, pp.336 and 427

He served in St. Paul’s: Mariners’, Dundee.


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LAW, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1870. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Broomielaw, Glasgow, 1898. Married Mary Paterson, 1899.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.20

He served in Broomielaw, Glasgow.


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LAWRENCE, WILLIAM GORDON

Born at Strathdon, 1852. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Edzell, 1879. Married, 1881, Margaret Taylor. Appointed to the Transvaal, 1890. Returned to this country, 1894. Settled at Broad Street, Birmingham, 1899.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 21st July and baptized on 8th August, 1852, in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, the son of John Lawrence, constable of police and latterly proprietor of Civil Service and Commercial College, Putney, London, England, and Mary Gordon. He was a schoolmaster in Duffus, Moray, in 1871.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Margaret Taylor in 1881 in Forfar, Angus. She was born on 1st June, 1862, in Forfar, Angus, the daughter of James Taylor and Ann Coupar.

(2) Jessie Barron or Nidray in 1901 in St Machar, Aberdeen. She was Jessie Nidray born on 8th May and baptized on 15th June, 1851, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the daughter of Charles Nidray and Mary Marshall. She had married George Barron on 8th August, 1872, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen.

Ministry
He accepted a call to Edzell, Angus, on 1st July, 1879. In 1889 he was appointed by the Colonial Committee to a station in the Transvaal. In 1911 he was a tutor, living in Wandsworth, London, England.

Death
He probably died in the 3rd quarter of 1911 in St George’s Hanover Square, London, England. Jessie Lawrence died on 29th July, 1893, in Johannesburg, Transvaal.

Family
He had issue by his first wife including:

(1) Beatrice Mary Lawrence born in 1882 in Edzell, Angus. In 1901 she was a telegraphist. She died in 1944 in Forfar, Angus.

(2) Ann Coupar Lawrence born in 1884 in Edzell, Angus. She died in 1961 in Kingussie, Inverness-shire.

(3) Gordon Lawrence born in 1886 in Edzell, Angus. He probably died in the 1st quarter of 1933 in Chelmsford, Essex, England.

(4) James Taylor Lawrence born on 28th Janury, 1888, in Edzell, Angus. He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1904. He worked for the Civil Service in India. He died in 1944 in Aberdeen.

(5) Mary Carmichael Gordon Lawrence born in 1889 in Edzell, Angus. She married John W.H. Hooker in the 3rd quarter of 1917 in Wandsworth, London, England.

(6) Douglas Cleland Lawrence born about 1892 in Johannesburg, Transvaal. He married Adelina Mary St Clair Neill, daughter of George Neill, Forfar, in St Andrew’s Church, Calcutta, India, on 18th August, 1923.

Sources
Abdn

Ancestor

Free Church of Scotland Monthly, 1st November, 1893, p.258

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 3rd July, 1879

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 22nd August, 1923


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LAWRIE, JAMES HAY

Born in London, 1849. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Appointed lay evangelist to the New Hebrides, 1878. Stationed on Aneityum. Ordained, 1885. Married, 1876, Margaret Wilson Cairns. Resigned owing to his wife’s illness, 1892. Returned, 1893-1895, giving temporary supply.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in London, England, in August, 1849, the son of James Lawrie, tailor, and his wife Elizabeth. His parents were both from Kirkcaldy, Fife, and he was brought up in Scotland.

Education
There is no sign of him in the New College, Edinburgh, records.

Marriage
He married Margaret Wilson Cairns in 1876 in Leith, Edinburgh. She was born on 16th July, 1852, in Leith, Edinburgh, the daughter of John Cairns and Christina Mcleod. She was baptized on 13th September, 1852, in Leith Mariners’ Free Church.

Ministry
He was a lay evangelist in Leith from 1873 to 1875. He went to the New Hebrides as a missionary in 1879; was ordained for that work by the Presbytery of Sydney, New South Wales, and continued there till 1892. He again served in Leith from 1893 till 1895 and thereafter served in the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales: in Wyalong from August 1898 till 1899; MacNeil Memorial, Waverley, from 22nd January, 1899 till 1904; Picton from 25th August, 1904, till 5th August, 1907; Epping from 27th January, 1909, till 31st March, 1911; and Bowral from 23rd December, 1914 till 1st July, 1918.

Other
A collection of artefacts made by him is now held by National Museums Scotland. “They show he had a real interest in the culture of the people of Vanuatu, as opposed to some missionary collectors who focussed on using material culture to over emphasise cultural differences and justify what they saw as a need for mission work.” 155 slides of his are held by the State Library, New South Wales.

Death
They died in New South Wales, he in Randwick on 9th December, 1929; she in Burwood in 1922.

Family
They had issue including.

(1) James Jeffrey Lawrie. He married Sybil Flora MacDougall on 3rd April, 1912, in Singleton, New South Wales. They lived in Queensland – in Goomeri and then in Toowong. In 1931 he was a farmer in Philpot Creek, near Munduberra, Queensland, and petitioned for the dissolution of his marriage on the ground of her misconduct with Albert Edward Smeaton. The petition was granted. He died in Queensland, Australia, in 1966.

(2) Eliza Lawrie

(3) John Lawrie

(4) Margaret Lawrie. She married someone Chivas.

Sources
Acms

Pacificcollectionsreview

Dp.la

The Brisbane Courier, 8th December, 1931


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LAWRIE, THOMAS, M.A.

Born at St. Boswells, 1862. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Laurencekirk, 1893.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.406

He served in Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire.


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LAWS, ROBERT, M.D., D.D., F.R.G.S.

Born at Aberdeen, 1851. As a lad of 14, an address of Robert Moffat moved him to become a missionary. To prepare himself he first learned his father’s trade as joiner and builder. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and United Presbyterian College, Edinburgh, qualifying in both Medicine and Divinity. Licensed, 1874, he joined, 1875, the pioneer party who founded the Livingstonia Mission in East Central Africa, and was ordained as medical missionary. Thenceforward his life-story is that of the Livingstonia Mission. Under his inspiration and guidance, success—industrial, medical, educational, and evangelistic—was achieved, which constitutes a true romance of modern missions. Married, 1879, Margaret Troup Gray.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.562


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LAWSON, JOHN CAMERON, B.D.

Born at Oban, 1861. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Rathen, Aberdeenshire, 1894. Married, the same year, Isabella Jane Boyd.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.444

He served in Rathen, Aberdeenshire.


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LAWSON, ROBERT WYLIE

Born at Hamilton, 1819. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall of Relief Church. Admitted to the Free Church by the Assembly, 1845. Ordained at Airdrie, High, the same year. Married, 1846, Agnes Campbell Hamilton. Became senior minister, 1889. Died, 1895.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1819 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, the son of Thomas Lawson, cotton handloom weaver, and his wife Janet Moffat. He was a teacher in 1841.

Marriage
He married Agnes Campbell Hamilton on 6th February, 1846, in New Monkland, Lanarkshire. She was born about 1821 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, the daughter of John Hamilton, weaver’s agent, and Margaret Henderson.
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Ministry
He was called to High, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, on 6th November, 1845, and ordained there on 18th December that year. Because of his weakness of memory, on 6th August, 1889, John Cook was ordained there as his colleague and successor. He then retired to Glasgow.

Death
He died on 11th March, 1895, at 39 Blythswood Drive, Glasgow (Registration: 1895
644/9 542 Kelvin), and was buried in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. His wife died on 11th May, 1905, at 11 Blythswood Drive, Glasgow (Registration: 1905 644/9 628 Kelvin)

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Henderson Lawson born on 14th February, 1847, in Airdrie, Lanarkshire. She married Alexander Brown on 17th December, 1867, in New Monkland, Lanarkshire. She died in 1896 in Partick, Glasgow.

(2) Janet M. Lawson born about 1849 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire.

(3) Thomas Wylie Lawson born about 1852 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire. He married Janet Boyd there in 1877.

(4) John Hamilton Lawson born on 22nd January, 1857, in Airdrie, Lanarkshire. When he registered his father’s death, he lived at the Cottage, Killermont. His marriage to Jeanie Kennedy Sellar (or Sillars) was registered in 1886 in Blythswood, Glasgow.

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

Glasgow Herald, 13th March, 1895


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LEARMONTH, PETER

Born at Portmoak, 1801. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Stromness, Orkney, 1833. Married, 1835, Margaret Clouston. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Laid aside, 1852, by paralysis. Became senior minister, 1856. Died, 1858.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.253

He served in Stromness, Orkney.


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LEE, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Kirkhill, 1846. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kildalton, Argyllshire, 1872. Married, the following year, Isabella Fraser. Translated to Lybster, Caithness-shire, 1875; and to Nairn, 1878. Appointed, 1894, secretary and mission superintendent of the Committee for the Highlands and Islands; also to give his services as visiting agent to the Sustentation Fund Committee. Appointed, 1898, organising secretary of the Sustentation Fund Committee.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.572

He served in Kildalton and Oa, Argyll; Lybster, Caithness; and Nairn.


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LEGGAT, ROBERT

Born at Coatbridge, 1861. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Wolflee, 1891. Translated to Bankhill, Berwick, 1898. [There is no entry corresponding to this in Vol. 2 – no congregation known as Bankhill. This is in England.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 12th June, 1861, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, the son of James Leggat, engine fitter, and Jean Findlay.

Education
During the time of his studies he worked as a journalist. In 1881 he was a “newspaper traveller” and on 4th September, 1890, he was president of the Glasgow Shorthand Writers’ Association and addressed the opening meeting of the winter classes on the subject: “The Journalism of Today”.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow, on 17th June, 1889. He was ordained in Wolflee, Roxburghshire, on 17th June, 1891. In July, 1898, he was elected by Slamannan Free Church but he did not respond positively, and the following month he was elected to Bankhill, Northumberland, England, and was translated there. He resigned his charge in 1919.

Family
There is no sign that he ever married.

Sources
The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 5th September, 1890, p.4; 26th July, 1898; 22nd August. 1898, p.9; 23rd January, 1920, p.9


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LEIGHTON, JOHN

Born at Larbert, 1859. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Tollcross, Glasgow, 1892.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.256

He served in Tollcross, Glasgow.


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LEIPER, JOHN

Born in Lanarkshire, 1835. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Chapelton, 1864. Married, 1874, Margaret H. Jeffrey. Resigned, 1876. Died, 1886.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 30th October, 1835, in Drumboy, Avondale, Lanarkshire, the son of William Leiper and Jean Hamilton.

Marriage
He married Margaret Hunter Jaffrey on 7th April, 1874, in Irvine, Ayrshire. She was baptized on 29th May, 1853, in Holytown, Lanarkshire, the daughter of Hugh Jaffray, Free Church minister, and Millicent Rebecca Fleming Walker.

Ministry
He was ordained in Chapelton, Lanarkshire, on 28th July, 1864. On 4th December, 1867, being secretary of the Memorial Committee, he laid the foundation stone of a monument commemorating the Battle of Drumclog. On 29th June, 1875, he was granted six months’ leave of absence because of continuing indisposition. About March, 1876, he was in Canada and wrote his Presbytery resigning his charge on account of ill health. He was thereafter minister of the Presbyterian Church in Barrie, Ontario, for six years, and ended up in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.

Death
He died on 31st December, 1886, in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, and was buried there. An inscription on his tombstone reads:

“Sacred/To the mem. of/John Leiper/Born at Drumboy, Scotland/30 Oct. 1835/Died at Brandon/31 Dec. 1886/He was Minister of the/Chapleton Free Church Scot/for twelve years, and Pastor of the/Presbyterian Church, Barrie/Ont. for six years/Yea, though I walk through the valley/of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil/for thou art with me; thy rod & thy staff/they comfort me/Ps. 23.4″

Margaret Hunter Jaffrey or Leiper died in 1931 in Irvine, Ayrshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Robert Jaffrey Leiper born on 21st April, 1876, in Irvine, Ayrshire. He was educated privately and at Balliol College, Oxford, England. He married Margaret Donald on 31st March, 1903, in Partick, Glasgow. He died on 3rd January, 1956, in Aberfeldy, Perthshire.

(2) Millicent Fleming Leiper born about 1881. She died in October 1888 in Townhead, Irvine, Ayrshire.

Sources
Newspaperarchive

The Balliol College Register, 1832-1914

Findagrave

Glasgow Herald, 7th December, 1867; 30th June, 1875


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LEITCH, ALEXANDER

Born at Glasgow, 1803. Studied at the University, Glasgow. For some time after licence Mr. Leitch was a teacher at Broughty-Ferry. Ordained at Gartmore, 1825. Married, 1829, Jane Mackenzie. Translated, 1832, to Stirling. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Before and after the Disruption was clerk of his Presbytery. Died, 1868.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.330

He served in South, Stirling.


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LEITCH, WILLIAM, D.D. (Presbyterian Theological Faculty, Ireland)

Born at Arbroath, 1843. Studied at Queen’s College and Presbyterian College, Belfast, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Andrew’s, Kilmarnock, 1869. Married, 1870, Deborah Harden; and, 1876, Katherine K. Young. Translated to Tron, Glasgow, 1876; and to West, Helensburgh, 1882.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.273

He served in St. Andrew’s, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire; Tron, Glasgow; and West, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, where he was inducted on 26th September, 1882 (Minutes of Free Presbytery of Dumbarton, NRS, CH3/80/2).


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LENDRUM, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Ballater, 1867. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained missionary to Nagpur, 1892. [List of missionaries says he was appointed 1893.] Married, 1894, Alice Helen Bruce. Returned to this country, 1899. Settled at Elgin, South, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.464

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

He served in South, Elgin, Moray.


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LENDRUM, ROBERT ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1863. Brother of foregoing. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Kirkliston, 1890. Married, the following year, Anna Guthrie.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.149

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

He served in Kirkliston, West Lothian.


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LENNOX, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1892, missionary to South Africa. [List of missionaries says he was appointed 1893.] Married, 1895, Jessie Gibson. Mr. Lennox was temporarily employed at Blythswood, and afterwards stationed at Lovedale.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.554


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LESLIE, ALEXANDER

Born at Aberdeen, 1816. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen. Appointed lecturer in John Knox Church, Aberdeen. Ordained at Ladyloan, Arbroath, 1842. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1846, Isabella S. Morison. Translated, 1870, to Bon Accord, Aberdeen. Died, 1878.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.428

He served in Ladyloan, Arbroath, Angus; and Bon-Accord, Aberdeen.

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


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LESLIE, WILLIAM

Born at Turriff, 1819. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, teaching during the greater part of his course. Ordained at Macduff, 1843. Died, 1867.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 31st January, 1809, in Turiff, Aberdeenshire, the son of William Leslie and Helen Sim. He was the parish school-master in Longside, Aberdeenshire, in 1841.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Sim on 3rd June, 1832, in Banff. She was born on 18th June and baptized on 2nd July, 1809, in Banff, the daughter of John Sim and Margaret Watt.

Ministry
He served in Macduff, Banffshire.

Death
He died on 21st March, 1867, at the Free Church Manse, Macduff, Banffshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Sophia Grant Leslie born on 22nd November and baptized on 4th December, 1833, in Banff. She died in 1908 in Macduff, Banffshire.

(2) Helen Leslie born around 1838 in Aberdeenshire, probably baptized on 12th May, 1838, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen.

Source
Glasgow Herald, 25th March, 1867


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LEWIS, GEORGE, B.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1803. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow, St. Andrews, and Edinburgh. After becoming a licentiate Mr. Lewis was for three years editor of the Scottish Guardian newspaper. In 1836 he became assistant in the Middle Church, Perth, and was ordained as colleague, 1837. Translated, 1839, to St. David’s, Dundee. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1845, Mary A. E. Miller. Translated, 1849, to Ormiston. Resigned, 1865. Died, 1879.

Publications.—Tracts on Scottish Church Principles. Impressions of America and its Churches. The Bible, the Missal, and the Breviary. Ritualism. Doctrines developed in Facts of the Bible, etc.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.326

He served in St. David’s, Dundee; and Ormiston and Pathhead, East Lothian.

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


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LEWIS, JAMES, D.D.

Born at Glasgow, 1805. Brother of the foregoing. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow, St. Andrews, and Edinburgh. Ordained at St. John’s, Leith, 1832. Married, 1834, Marion Wyld. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. In 1860 the state of his health obliged Dr. Lewis to demit his charge. [Vol. 2 says he finished in this charge in 1850.] After serving the Church for a time in connection with the education scheme he undertook the charge of the Presbyterian services in Rome. Died, 1872.

Publications.—Dr. Lewis published several pamphlets and lectures on current controversies and questions. Church of Scotland obeying the Law. Finance of the Free Church of Scotland, etc.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.158

He served in St. John’s, Leith, Edinburgh. A memorial requesting a colleague and successor came before his Presbytery in May, 1860.


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LEWIS, MARTIN, D.D. (Aberdeen)

Born at Dudley, 1855. Son of Rev. G. Lewis, of Dudley and Chester. Studied at the University, London, and English Presbyterian College. Ordained, 1878, at Bournemouth. Married, 1881, Mary L. G. Buntin; and, 1892, Constance Mary Thorburn. In 1885 Mr. Lewis went to Victoria, and was settled at Toorak, Melbourne. On his return from Australia, after labouring for a time, first at Mentone, and then at Gravesend, he was inducted to the charge of Queen’s Cross, Aberdeen, 1893.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.416

Ward and Prentis, Presbyterian Ministers, p.86

His daughter, Marion Lewis, was wife of James Grant Mackintosh, a Free Church minister.

He served in Queen’s Cross, Aberdeen.


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LILLEY, JAMES PHILIP, D.D. (Aberdeen)

Born at East Orde, near Berwick-on-Tweed, 1845. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Knox’s Church, Arbroath, 1874. Married, the following year, Margaret Beattie Salmond.

Publications.—The Gospel of God. The Lord’s Supper. The Lord’s Day and the Lord’s Servants. The Principles of Protestantism (“Bible Class Handbooks”). Your Comforter: Chapters for the Young on the Work of the Holy Spirit. The Pathway of Light. Translations from the Dutch of several of Andrew Murray’s Works.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.395

He served in Knox’s, Arbroath, Angus.


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LINDSAY, ROBERT CAMPBELL

Born at Kilmarnock, 1834. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tarbolton, 1862. Died, 1871.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 10th October 1834, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, the son of Robert Lindsay and Janet Campbell.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1851; and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1856-60.

Ministry
He received a call to Stobhill in the Presbytery of Dalkeith in January 1862 – he was at the time “labouring at Lochend Station, near Dumfries”. But he also received a call from Tarbolton, Ayrshire, and was ordained there on 13th March, 1862. Tarbolton had been separated from Stair, and erected into a separate charge by the previous General Assembly, on condition that the congregation raised a sum of not less than £80 a year towards the support of ordinances.

Death
He died on 9th July, 1871, in Tarbolton, Ayrshire.


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LINDSAY, THOMAS MARTIN, D.D., LL.D. (Edinburgh)

Born at Lesmahagow in 1842; studied at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, also at New College, Edinburgh. Ordained Professor of Church History in the Free Church College, Glasgow, in 1872. He married Anna, daughter of Alexander Murray Dunlop of Corsock—the great lay-leader of the Non-Intrusionists at the Disruption. From 1886 to 1900, Dr. Lindsay was Convener of the Foreign Mission Committee, and visited India in that capacity.

Publications.—Gospels of Mark and Luke. Acts of the Apostles (“Handbooks for Bible Classes”). Luther and the German Reformation (“World’s Epoch Makers”), The Reformation (“Handbooks for Bible Classes”).


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.578


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LINDSAY, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born in Ayrshire, 1862. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Bishopbriggs, 1892. Married, 1894, Margaret Douglas. Translated to Cathcart, 1895.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.6

He served in Bishopbriggs, Glasgow; and Cathcart, Glasgow.


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LINDSAY, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Wishaw, 1863. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Rutherglen, East, 1889.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.120

He served in East, Rutherglen, Renfrewshire.


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LINKLATER, JACOB, M.A.

Born at Stromness, 1846. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at New Deer, 1877. Appointed to Australia, 1888, and settled at Miner’s Rest, Ballarat, 1889. Died, 1898.


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Background
He was born on 6th April, 1846, in Stromness, Orkney, the son of William Linklater and Margaret Stokan.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1873. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1871-75.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Orkney in 1875. He was ordained at New Deer, Aberdeenshire, serving there from 1877 to 1888. Thereafter he resigned his charge and served in the Presbyterian Church of Victoria at Coghill’s Creek – Miners’ Rest from 2nd October, 1889, till his death.

Death
He died on 9th October, 1898, at the Manse, Miners’ Rest, and was buried in Coghill’s Creek, Victoria.

Source
Billiongraves


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LINN, ALEXANDER

Born at Stewarton, Ayrshire, 1841. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at St. Fergus, 1871. Married, the same year, Catherine Dinwoodie. Translated to Cranstonhill, Glasgow, 1877.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.217

He served in St. Fergus, Aberdeenshire; and Cranstonhill, Glasgow.


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LINN, JOHN FLEMING, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1844. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Airlie, 1872. Was clerk of the Free Presbytery of Meigle.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.321

He served in Airlie, Angus.


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LINTON, JOHN, M.A.

Born in Midlothian. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Coupar-Angus, 1898. Married, the following year, Mary F. Macnaughton, L.R.C.P. & S. Edin.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.381

He served in Coupar-Angus, Perthshire.


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LISTER, JOHN, B.A.

Born at Leslie, Fife, 1815. Studied at the University, St. Andrews. Taught for a time in Merchiston Castle School. Ordained at Laygate English Presbyterian Church, South Shields, 1847. Translated to Kennoway, 1849; and to St. George’s, Montrose, 1856. Married, 1844, Jane Miller; and, 1855, Janet Mitchell. Became senior minister, 1886. Died, 1899.


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Background
He was born on 23rd December, 1815, in Leslie, Fife, the son of John Lister, shoe-maker, and Janet Chalmers.

Education
He attended the local parish school. He studied at St Andrews University, Fife, 1831-39, and became a teacher in Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Jane Miller on 13th August, 1844, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh.

(2) Janet Mitchell in 1855 in Kennoway, Fife. She was born on 1st and baptized on 9th August, 1833, in Dysart, Fife, the daughter of Alexander Mitchell and Margaret McKelvie.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Kirkcaldy. He worked for a time at South Shields, County Durham, England, gathered a congregation for himself and was ordained its first minister on 2nd December, 1847. He was translated to Kennoway, Fife, on 19th April, 1849; and then in 1856 was translated to St. George’s, Montrose, Angus. On 28th June, 1886, Robert Forgan was elected as his colleague and successor and he was ordained there on 9th September that year.

Death
He died on 27th May, 1899, at Ellen Cottage, Montrose, Angus, and was buried on 31st May, in Rosehill Cemetery, Montrose. His wife died there in 1921.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) John Lister born in the 1st quarter of 1847 in South Shields, County Durham, England.

And by his second wife:

(2) Margaret McKelvie Lister born on 9th May, 1856, in Kennoway, Fife. She married William Agate in 1885 in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

(3) Janet Chalmers Lister born on 23rd October, 1857, in Montrose, Angus. She died in 1927 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(4) Jane Mitchell Lister born on 8th May, 1859, at Union Place, Montrose, Angus. She married Alexander W. Ireland in 1898 in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She died in 1929 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(5) Alexander Mitchell Lister born on 11th February, 1861, in Montrose, Angus. He was an engineer in USA government service. He died in Brooklyn, New York, USA, on 22nd May, 1899.

(6 David Lister born on 23rd August, 1863, in Montrose, Angus. In 1881 he was a banker’s apprentice. He died shortly after his father, in Ficksburg in the Orange Free State – on 28th July, 1899.

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

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 21st April, 1849, p.3

Dundee Courier, 28th October, 1857

Glasgow Herald, 29th May, 1899; 21st August, 1899

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 1st June, 1899; 31st May, 1899


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LITHGOW, ROBERT MACNICOL

Born at Garnethill, Glasgow, 1852. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained for Lisbon, 1892. Married, 1889, Adele Lydia Moercher.

Publications.—The Life of Divine Fellowship: An Arrangement of 1 John. The Story, Sacred and Secular, of the First Six Christian Centuries (in Portuguese).


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.529


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LITTLE, WALTER R.

Born at Ecclefechan, 1825. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Married, 1856, Margaret D. A. Philip. Ordained, 1857, at Lethendy. Died, 1864.


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Walter Richardson Little

Background
He was born about 1825 in Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire, the son of George Little, farmer, and Margaret Richardson.

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

Marriage
He married Margaret D.A. Philip on 8th October, 1856, in Edinburgh. She was born about 1825 in Edinburgh, the daughter of James Philip, wine merchant, and Joanna Drysdale.

Ministry
He was called to Lethendy and Kinloch, Perthshire, on 2nd July, 1856, and ordained there on 7th August that year.

Death
He died in 1864 in Clunie, Perthshire. His wife died in 1869 in Grange, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Drysdale Little born on 11th August, 1857, in Clunie, Perthshire. He lived in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

(2) Dora Little born on 5th February, 1859, in Clunie, Perthshire. She died there that same year.

(3) Georgina Margaret Little born on 29th February, 1860, in Clunie, Perthshire. She died in 1895 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(4) Eliza Jane Little born in 1862 in Clunie, Perthshire.

(5) Walter Richardson Little born on 30th October, 1864, in Clunie, Perthshire. He died there that same year.


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LIVINGSTON, NEIL, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Johnstone, Renfrewshire, 1811. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Stair, 1844. Married, 1856, Jane Thomson Geddes. Became senior minister, 1886. Died, 1899. Dr. Livingston devoted much of his time and strength to the study of the theory, practice, and history of Scottish Church music. Was convener of the Psalmody Committee. Dr. Livingston was for many years clerk of the Free Presbytery of Ayr.

Publications.—A facsimile reprint, in folio, of the Scottish Metrical Psalter of 1635, with Introduction, Dissertations, etc. A Complete Vocabulary of the English Language. Infantia Mundi.


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Background
He was baptized on 5th May, 1811, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the son of Neil Livingston and Margaret McIsaac.

Education
Glasgow University resolved to confer the D.D. degree on him in April, 1882.

Marriage
He married Jane Thomson Geddes on 27th February, 1856, in Calton, Glasgow. She was born on 20th and baptized on 31st March, 1822, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the daughter of John Geddes and Dora Thomson.

Ministry
“Neil Livingston” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in Stair, Ayrshire, on 4th April, 1844. He was elected to Alloa on 12th April, 1885, but remained in Stair. On 18th November, 1886, John Ewing Thomson was ordained there as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died on 7th July, 1899, in Ayr. His wife died there in 1890.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Source
Glasgow Herald, 22nd April, 1882


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LIVINGSTONE, ARCHIBALD DUNCAN, B.D.

Born at Glasgow, 1868. Studied at the Royal University of Ireland, and at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Jordanhill, 1899.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.229

He served in Jordanhill, Hillhead, Glasgow.


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LIVINGSTONE, JOHN

Born at Johnstone, 1858. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Stevenston, 1885. Married, the same year, Helen Garrow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.413

He served in Stevenston, Ayrshire.


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LIVINGSTONE, WILLIAM

Born at Dundee, 1819. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirriemuir, South, 1849. Married, 1852, Catherine Robertson; and, 1889, Eliza Julia Pickering. Died, 1897.


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Background
He was born on 8th December, 1819, in Dundee, the son of John Livingstone, linen manufacturer, and Lilias Blair.

Education
He served his apprenticeship as an engineer. He studied at St Andrews University, Fife, 1841-44. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-48. In his student days he laid the foundations of the Free Church congregation in Newtyle, Angus.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Catherine Robertson on 14th March, 1852, in Kirriemuir, Angus. She was born about 1818, in Edinburgh, the daughter of Alexander Robertson and Margaret Smith Angus.

(2) Eliza Julia Pickering in 1889 in the 4th quarter of 1889 in West Derby, Lancashire, England. She was born on 1st June and baptized on 17th September, 1819, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, the daughter of William Pickering and Frederika Carolina Amalia. She was the widow of Captain Charles Francis Cox whom she had married in 1860.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dundee on 12th July, 1848. He took charge of the congregation at Uphall till his ordination in South, Kirriemuir, Angus, on 16th August, 1849. On 6th December, 1894, William Kirkpatrick was ordained there as his colleague and succssor. He then lived in Edinburgh till his death.

Death
His first wife died on 12th July, 1883, at Inchmill, Glenprosen, Angus (Registration: 1883 299/ 88 Kirriemuir). He died very suddenly on 8th March, 1897, in Newington, Edinburgh. His second wife had died there – at Sidlaw, Hermitage Gardens – on 26th February, 1897.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Livingstone born on 15th April, 1853, in Kirriemuir, Angus. He pre-deceased his father.

(2) Margaret Smith Angus Livingstone born on 5th March, 1855, in Kirriemuir, Angus. She died there in 1882.

(3) Lilias Blair Livingstone born on 2nd January, 1858, in Kirriemuir, Angus. She died there suddenly on 16th July, 1866, of suspected cholera.

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

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 18th July, 1866; 9th March, 1897, p.4


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LOGAN, GEORGE, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1759. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Highbridge, Newcastle, 1785. Translated, 1793, to Ardoch; and, 1802, to Eastwood Parish. A distinguished classical scholar and devoted minister, Mr. Logan’s advanced age prevented him taking part in the struggles of the Disruption, but he warmly espoused the cause of the evangelical party. On the day of separation he was confined to bed, but he wrote a letter of adherence to the Free Church, and requested that a copy of the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission be sent for his signature. Before this could be done he died on the 2nd July, 1843.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.136

He served in West, Pollokshaws , Renfrewshire.


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LOGAN, JOHN

Born at Knockbain, Ross-shire, 1803. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Lawers, 1st March, 1843. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, the following year, Cecilia Hill. Translated, 1854, to Dundee, Gaelic; [Vol. 2 suggests he was translated to Duthil 1859] and, 1869, to Macdonald Church, Glasgow. Died at Bridge of Allan, 1871.


Supplementary Information

He is not mentioned in FES.

Background
He was born on 6th May, 1805, in Knockbain, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Alexander Logan, corn miller, and Annie Davidson.

Education
He entered Aberdeen University in 1839 and graduated M.A.

Marriage
He married Cecilia Hill on 13th April, 1844, in Kenmore, Perthshire. She was born about 1808 in Mordington, Berwickshire, the daughter of Robert Hill, farm grieve, and Susan Brown.

Ministry
He was ordained in Lawers, Perthshire. He declined a calldirected to him by the Gaelic Free Church in Aberdeen and signed on 15th April, 1851 by 100 members and 221 adherents. He was translated to Albert Square, Dundee. In 1858 he received a call, signed by 738 people, to Duthil (Carrbridge), Inverness-shire. The Presbytery and Synod agreed to his translation and the Dundee congregation took the matter to the General Assembly, which also agreed to his translation and he was duly inducted there on 12th July, 1859. He was called to Edderton, Ross and Cromarty in 1865 but remained in Duthil. He was translated to Macdonald, Glasgow, on 13th May, 1869.

Death
He died on 16th April, 1871, at Bridge of Allan (Registration: 1871 374/ 16 Logie (Perth)). His wife died on 17th October, 1882, in Juniper Green, Midlothian (Registration: 1882 677/ 120 Colinton).

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Sources
Rootsweb

The Aberdeen Journal, 16th April, 1851; 27th July, 1859

Dundee Courier, 13th October, 1858

Glasgow Herald, 23rd May, 1859


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LOGAN, JOHN

Born at Irvine, 1824. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Leslie, 1855. Married, 1857, Helen Stephen. For upwards of fifteen years Mr. Logan was clerk to the Free Presbytery of Kirkcaldy. Became senior minister, 1889. Died, 1894.


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Background
He was born on 4th December, 1824, in Irvine, Ayrshire, the son of Alexander Logan and Marion Boyd. He was brought up in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. His father was a “humble mechanic” but “of the Covenanter type”.

Education
He was apprentice to a compositor, and worked as a journalist in Ayr. He then entered Edinburgh University in 1847 and throughout the years of his studies worked as a teacher in Mr Forrester’s Seminary in Newington. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1850-54.

Marriage
He married Helen Stephen on 22nd April, 1857, at 64 St Vincent Crescent, Glasgow. She was born on 19th May and baptized on 4th June, 1830, in Arbroath, Angus, the daughter of Alexander Stephen, ship builder, Dundee, and Elspeth Murray.

Ministry
He was licensed in the summer of 1855 and in that same year was ordained in Leslie, Fife. He was clerk to the Free Presbytery of Kirkcaldy for 15 years. On 26th November, 1889, John Urquhart was ordained there as his colleague and successor. He then retired to Edinburgh.

Death
He died on 30th July, 1894, in Harrogate, registered in Knaresborough, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, where he had gone for health reasons. Helen Stephen or Logan died in 1911 in Newington, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no evidence that they had family.

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

Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 24th April, 1857


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LOGAN, JOSEPH

Born at Lesmahagow, 1832. Son of Rev. William Logan, afterwards of Sanquhar. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kingston, Glasgow, 1862. Married, the following year, Margaret A. S. Brown. Died, 1866.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 5th January, 1832, in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, the son of William Logan, minister, and Ann Aitken. His father William Logan became a Free Church minister. His brother William Logan was a Free Church minister.

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

Marriage
He married Margaret Brown at the bride’s home, 27 Abbotsford Place, Glasgow, on 17th February, 1863 (Registration: 1863 644/9 Tradeston). She was the daughter of Edward Brown, farmer, and Jessie Fenwick.

Ministry
He was ordained in Kingston, Glasgow, on 28th August, 1862.

Death
He died on 28th June, 1866, at 12 Queen’s Square, Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Logan Brown Logan born on 20th April, 1864, at 27 Abbotsford Place, Glasgow.

(2) Jessie Logan born on 17th June, 1865, in Tradeston, Glasgow.

(3) Joseph Logan born on 3rd October, 1866, at 12 Queen Square, Glasgow.

Sources
The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 30th August, 1862; 22nd April, 1864

Glasgow Herald, 6th October, 1866


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LOGAN, ROBERT

Born at Edinburgh, 1834. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Abington, parish of Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire, 1866. Married Janet Elder Walker. Resigned, 1891. [Vol. 2 has him still minister there in 1900.]

Publications.—Genealogical Chart of the Royal Family. Memoir of Dr. James Walker of Carnwath. The Unique Reign and Coronation.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 3rd November, 1834, in Edinburgh, the son of John Logan, writer to the signet, and Helen Bowman.

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

Marriage
He married Janet Elder Walker in 1865 in Portobello, Edinburgh. She was born on 10th December, 1837, the birth being registered in the 1st quarter of 1838 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. She was baptized on 24th December, 1837, in St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church there. She was the daughter of George Walker and Grace Gibson.

Ministry
In 1861 he was a probationer, officiating in the Free Church Airth. He was ordained in Abington and Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire, on 16th August, 1866. He left there in November, 1891, and retired to Woodlands, Moffat, Dumfries-shire.

Death
His wife died in 1909 in Moffat, Dumfries-shire. He died on 23rd January, 1912, at his home in Moffat. He left a personal estate valued at £39,005.

Publications
Besides those mentioned by Ewing:
The United Free Church. An historical review of two hundred and twenty-five years 1681-1906, 1906, Edinburgh, MacNiven & Wallace

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Sources
The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 25th January, 1912; 27th June, 1912, p.5


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LOGAN, ROBERT HANNAY, M.A.

Born in Ireland, 1832. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Chalmers’ Church, Dundee, 1889.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.382

He served in Chalmers, Dundee.


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LOGAN, WILLIAM

Born in 1798. Studied at the Divinity Hall of the Associate (Burgher) Synod. Ordained at Lesmahagow, 1829. Joined the Church of Scotland in 1839. He signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1843, to Sanquhar. In the closing years of his ministry Mr. Logan witnessed a great revival in his flock and district. Died, 1863.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.493

FES, Vol.3, p.318

His sons, William Logan and Joseph Logan, were both Free Church ministers.

He served in Sanquhar, Dumfries-shire.


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LOGAN, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born, 1824. Son of foregoing. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Langton, Berwickshire, 1849. Died, 1880.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 23rd July, 1824, in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, the son of William Logan, minister, and Ann Aitken. William Logan, senior, became a Free Church minister. Joseph Logan, brother of William Logan, junior, was a Free Church minister.

Education
He attended the parish school of his native village. He graduated from Glasgow University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-47.

Ministry
He was ordained in Langton, Berwickshire, on 22nd February, 1849.

Death
He died on 23rd June, 1880, at the home of his widowed mother, Broomlea Cottage, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire; and he was buried in the Southern Necropolis, Glasgow.

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


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LOGAN, WILLIAM, B.D.

Born at Fearn, 1857. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Rogart, 1889. Married, the following year, Mary M. Taylor. Translated, 1896, to Turriff.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.449

He served in Rogart, Sutherland; and Turriff, Aberdeenshire.


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LOGIN, WILLIAM SPENCE

Born at Stromness, 1819. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Papa-Westray, Orkney, 1844. Married, 1846, Ann Miller Howden. In 1853 Mr. Login accepted a colonial appointment, and the following year he was settled at Sale, Gipps Land, Victoria. Was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Victoria, 1873. Resigned, 1885.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 26th July and baptized on 3rd August, 1819, in Stromness, Orkney, the son of John Login, ship-owner, and Margaret Spence.

Marriage
He married Ann Miller Howden on 21st July, 1846, in South Leith, Edinburgh. She was baptized on 29th June, 1818, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the daughter of James Howden and Janet Balleny.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 1st November, 1843, and ordained in Papa-Westray, Orkney, on 10th December the following year, and continued there till 1853. He then served with the Free Presbyterian Church of Victoria till 1859 and then with the Presbyterian Church of Victoria. He was received on 3rd January, 1854, and was appointed to Gippsland. He resigned on 19th January, 1886. He was Moderator of the General Assembly in 1873.

Death
He died on 26th June, 1903, in Victoria, and was buried in Sale there. His wife died on 1st January, 1903, at Thornlea, Hawksburn, Melbourne, Victoria.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jessie Balline Login born on 28th April and baptized on 19th July, 1849, in Westray and Papa Westray, Orkney. She married Hezekiah Harrison in 1875 in Victoria, and she died there in 1943.

(2) Margaret Helen Login born on 23rd June and baptized on 1st September, 1851, in Westray and Papa Westray, Orkney. She married James Alexander Reid in 1875 in Victoria, and she died there in 1889.

(3) John James Login said to have been born in Edinburgh in 1852. He was a bank manager. He died on 25th December, 1917, in Woodgrange, Hawksburn South Yarra, Victoria.

(4) Charles Login born in 1855 in Victoria. He married Margaret Ennis Mouritz there in 1894 and died there in 1931.

(5) Flora Marion Login born in 1857 in Sale, Victoria. She married Robert Sillett there on 12th April, 1887, and died in Victoria, in 1919.

(6) Alice Anne Login born in 1860 in Victoria. She died there in 1948.

Sources
Familytreemaker

www.robertwhitton.eu/person.php?id=9820&fam=1&pat=Login

A full account of his time in Australia is available through this web-site: trove.nla.gov.au/people/560198?c=people

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 20th February,1903, p.10


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LONGMUIR, JOHN, LL.D. (Aberdeen)

Born in the parish of Fetteresso, 1803. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen. After teaching at Stonehaven, and Forres, he received licence, and became evening lecturer in Trinity Church, Aberdeen. Ordained at Mariners’ Church, Aberdeen, 1840. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1835, Lillias Milne; and, 1857, Dorothy Hawthorn Dixon. Became senior minister, 1881. Died, 7th May 1883. He was an ardent student of natural science, and lectured on the subject both in King’s College and the Free Church College, Aberdeen. Dr. Longmuir was also an accomplished philologist.

Publications.—An edition of Dr. Jamieson’s Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language, in four large quarto volumes. Guide to Dunnottar Castle. Speyside Guide, and some volumes of verse.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.12

He served in Commerce Street, Mariners’, Aberdeen.

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


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LORIMER, ARCHIBALD

Born in the parish of Glencairn, 1808. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Became headmaster of Steele’s Hospital, Tranent. Ordained at Cockenzie, 1838. Married, 1841, Elizabeth Waugh. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1869.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.358

He served in Cockenzie, East Lothian.


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LORIMER, JOHN GORDON, D.D. (New Jersey)

Born, 1804. Son of Dr. Robert Lorimer, Haddington. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and St. Andrews. Ordained at Torryburn, Fife, 1829. Married, 1831, Jane Campbell. Translated, 1832, to St. David’s, Glasgow. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Being in constant correspondence with the Churches of the Continent he did good service in awakening the sympathy of foreigners with the Free Church movement in Scotland. Died, 1868.

Publications.—History of the Protestant Church of France. The Old Orthodox Faith. Eldership of the Church of Scotland. Statistics of Scottish Moderatism. Recent Religious Awakening in America, etc.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.439

He served in St. David’s, Glasgow.

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


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LORIMER, ROBERT, LL.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Kirkconnel, Dumfries-shire, 1765. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Appointed to the chaplaincy of the Southern Regiment of Fencibles, then commanded by James, Earl of Hopetoun, and as such received ordination from the Presbytery of Penpont, 1793. In 1796 he was inducted as successor to Dr. George Barclay of the first charge, Haddington. When the convocation of ministers adhering to the evangelical cause in the Church of Scotland met at Edinburgh in November 1842, Dr. Lorimer was chosen to preside over the deliberations. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married Elizabeth Gordon. When he went to Haddington only two ministers within the bounds of that large Presbytery were decidedly evangelical, but he lived to see the cause to which he was attached predominant in East Lothian. Died, 1848.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.370

He served in Haddington — St. John’s, East Lothian.

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

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


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LORIMER, ROBERT, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1840. Son of Dr. J. G. Lorimer. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Mains and Strathmartine, 1866. Married, 1869, Isabella L. Robertson. Was for many years clerk of the Free Presbytery of Dundee.

Publication.—Bible Studies.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.386

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

He served in Mains and Strathmartine, Angus.


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LORIMER, WILLIAM

Born at New Cumnock, 1826. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Glencaple, Dumfries-shire, 1863. Married, 1865, Margaret Stitt. Became senior minister, 1892.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.105

He served in Glencaple, Dumfries-shire.


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LOUDON, ROBERT THOMSON, B.D.

Born at Kilmarnock, 1858. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Cockpen, Midlothian, 1885. Married, 1889, Alice Wood Muter.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.54

He served in Cockpen, Midlothian.


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LOW, GEORGE DUNCAN, M.A.

Born at Dundee, 1840. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Clunie, Perthshire, 1867. Married, 1872, Jane Stuart Reith. Translated, 1873, to North Church, Aberdeen; and, 1882, to Fountainbridge, Edinburgh.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.5

He served in Clunie, Perthshire; North, Aberdeen; and Fountainbridge, Edinburgh.


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LOWE, ALEXANDER, B.D.

Born at Edinburgh. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Newcastleton, 1898.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.85

He served in Newcastleton, Roxburghshire.


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LOWE, DAVID

Born at Alyth, 1836. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Beith, 1864. Married, 1867, Edith Ann Gunner; and, 1875, Priscilla Brown. Translated, 1867, to Newcastle; and, 1881, to London Road, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.232

He served in Beith, Ayrshire; and London Road, Glasgow.


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LUKE, ALEXANDER

Born at Dundee, 1824. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Broxburn, 1850. Married, 1851, Jane Auchenleck Cheyne; and, 1866, Harriet G. F. Innes. Retired, 1885.


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Background
He was born on 1st and baptized on 8th February, 1824, in Dundee, the son of James Luke, baker, and Isabel Smith.

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

Marriage
He married:

(1) Jane Auchinleck Cheyne on 14th December, 1851, in Linlithgow, West Lothian. She was born on 9th August, 1823, in Edinburgh, the daughter of James Auchinleck Cheyne and Margaret Blair McKean.

(2) Harriet (or Henrietta) Georgina Forbes Innes on 9th January, 1866, at 22 Stafford Street, Edinburgh. She was born about 1832 in India, the daughter of Dr James Innes, military officer – of the East India Company’s Bengal Medical Service – and Jane Alicia McLeod. Jane Alicia McLeod’s grand-mother is said to have been Anne Charlotte Boileau. For another reference to the Boileau family in Britain, see under John Charles Grant.

Ministry
He served in Broxburn, West Lothian. He presented a letter of resignation to his Presbytery in November, 1884, on the ground of failing health. On 6th September, 1885, George Sinclair was ordained there as his colleague and successor.

Death
Jane Auchinleck Luke died in the 25th March, 1864, in Christchurch, Hampshire, England, and was buried in St Nicholas Church (Strathbrock), Uphall. Alexander Luke died on 27th March, 1905, in Newington, Edinburgh, and was buried beside his first wife in St Nicholas Church (Strathbrock), Uphall, West Lothian. Henrietta Innes or Luke died on 12th September, 1918, in Edinburgh. Her home was 23 Granby Road, Edinburgh.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) Margaret Dorothea Luke baptized on 26th December, 1852, in Broxburn Free Church, West Lothian. She died in 1927 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(2) James Alexander Luke born on 10th November, 1855, in Uphall, West Lothian. He was baptized on 23rd December, 1855, in Broxburn Free Church, West Lothian. He died on 26th June, 1895, in Lasswade, Midlothian, and was buried in Saint Nicholas Church (Strathbrock), Uphall, West Lothian.

(3) Alexander Luke born on 5th September, 1857, in Uphall, West Lothian. He was baptized on 29th October, 1857, in Broxburn Free Church, West Lothian. He died on 14th August, 1864, at the Free Church Manse, Broxburn.

(4) Jane Auchinleck Luke born on 7th July, 1860, in Uphall, West Lothian. She was baptized on 9th September, 1860, in Broxburn Free Church, West Lothian. She died there in 1868.

And by his second wife:
(5) Jane Alicia McLeod Luke born on 28th August, 1870, in St George, Edinburgh. She died in 1944 in Peebles but was buried in Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh.

(6) Elinor Innes Luke born in 1873 in St George, Edinburgh. She married Alan James Gibson Thomson in 1897 in Newington, Edinburgh. She died in 1950 in Morningside, Edinburgh, and was buried with her sister in Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh.

Publication
Quietness and Assurance for ever: being brief memorials of Jane Auchinleck Luke, Alexander Luke, James Nisbet and Son, London, 1865

Sources
Burningviolin

Billiongraves

Gravestonephotos

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 28th March, 1864

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 16th August, 1864, p.4

The Caledonian Mercury, 12th January, 1866


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LUMSDAINE, PATRICK

Born at Perth, 1821. Ordained at Killearn, 1845. Died, 1857.


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Background
Peter Lumsdaine was born on 5th and baptized on 19th April, 1821, in Perth, the son of David Lumsdaine and Mary Stewart. (This identification requires explanation: Patrick and Peter are both translations of the same Gaelic name and were sometimes used interchangably. Patrick Lumsdaine’s mother’s maiden surname, according to his death record, was Stewart. Besides he was commemorated on the same grave stone as his parents in Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh.)

Ministry
He served in Killearn, Stirlingshire. He visited Spain on account of his health and promoted gospel work there.

Death
He died in 1857 in Killearn, Stirlingshire.

Sources
Peddie, Maria Denoon, The Dawn of the Second Reformation in Spain, London, 1871, p.65

Gravestonephotos


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LUMSDEN, JAMES, D.D. (St. Andrews)

Born at Dysart in 1810; studied at St. Andrews and at Edinburgh University and Theological Hall; was ordained at Inverbrothock quoad sacra church, Arbroath, in 1836. Translated to Barry in 1838. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Dr. Lumsden was appointed Professor of Systematic Theology in Aberdeen Free Church College in 1856; and in 1864 became its first Principal. He died in 1875.

Publications.—Baptism: its Nature and Objects. Sweden: its Religious State and Prospects. Difference between Free and Established Churches. Posthumous.—Memorial and Estimate, by John Rae. Life, by Principal David Brown.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.431

His sister Janet Lumsden married William Masterton.

He served in Barry, Angus.

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


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LUNDIE, ALEXANDER

Born at Cumbernauld, 1833. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Torryburn, Fife, 1867. Married, the following year, Jessie Dun Paterson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.355

He served in Torryburn, Fife.


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LYALL, WILLIAM

Born in 1811. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions of Adherence to the Free Church, 1843. Ordained at Broxburn, 1844. Appointed in 1848 Professor of Classical and English Literature in Knox College, Toronto. In 1850 Mr. Lyall was transferred to a similar chair in the Presbyterian College of Halifax, N.S.; and in 1863 to Dalhousie.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was the son of William Lyall, merchant, Paisley, Renfrewshire.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1826. LL.D. source not known.

Marriage
He married Charlotte Tremain in July 1870. She was born about 1842 in Nova Scotia, the daughter of Scott Tremain and Charlotte M. Knowles.

Ministry
“William Lyall, Edinburgh” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was called to Broxburn, West Lothian, on 12th July, 1844, and ordained there on 22nd August that year. He was tutor in Knox College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada from 1848; Professor of Classics and Mental Philosophy in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Professor of same in Truro, Nova Scotia, from 1860; and Professor of Logic and Psychology in Dalhousie College, Halifax, Nova Scotia 1863-1890.

Death
He died on 17th January, 1890, in Nova Scotia. His wife died about 1880.

Publications
Three publications of his appear in the World Catalogue of Books

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Charlotte Lyall born on 26th July, 1871, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She died there on 11th July, 1874.

(2) Jane Lyall born on 31st March, 1873, in Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She married Arthur G. Thompson on 18th March, 1903, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He worked in a lumber yard. They settled in Richmond, New, York, USA.

(3) Scott Tremain Lyall born about 1872 in Nova Scotia.

(4) Beatrice Helen Lyall born on 22nd November, 1874, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

(5) William Knowles Lyall born on 31st December, 1876, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He married (i) Maud Fraser on 7th January, 1896, in Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada; and (ii) Annie May Merrick on 17th June, 1908, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

(6) Gertrude Tremain Lyall born on 27th October, 1878, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She married Duncan Livingstone MacDougall on 8th December, 1909. She died on 8th December, 1963, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

(7) Garthland George Lyall born on 2nd January, 1880, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. He married Jennie Alice Hunter on 15th October, 1915, in Oxford, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Source
Fbchalifax


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LYON, JOHN

Born in Bute, 1806. Studied at the University, Glasgow. After labouring for a time as missionary in Glasgow, Mr. Lyon was stationed at the village of Banton, near Kilsyth, where a Church extension charge was being formed, of which he became the first minister, being ordained at Kilsyth in 1840. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to Broughty-Ferry, West. Married Annabella Foulis. Became senior minister, 1880. Died, 1889.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.371

He served in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire; and West, Broughty-Ferry, Angus.

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


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