Ministers M

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MAGOWAN, JOHN
MAILER, THOMAS MAXTON
MAIN, JAMES
MAIN, THOMAS
MAIR, HUGH
MAKELLAR, ANGUS
MAKELLAR, WILLIAM
MALCOLM, JAMES
MALCOLM, WILLIAM
MALTMAN, PETER
MANSON, GEORGE
MANSON, JAMES
MANSON, JOHN
MARR, JOHN LAMB
MARSHALL, ADAM S.
MARSHALL, ALEXANDER
MARSHALL, CHARLES
MARSHALL, GEORGE ALSTON
MARSHALL, JAMES
MARSHALL, THOMAS
MARSHALL, WILLIAM
MARTIN, ALEXANDER, Dunrossness
MARTIN, ALEXANDER, Edinburgh
MARTIN, DONALD JOHN
MARTIN, HUGH
MARTIN, JOHN
MARTIN, SAMUEL
MARTIN, THOMAS
MASON, CHARLES
MASON, PETER
MASSEY, ROBERT MICHIE
MASSON, JAMES
MASTERTON, WILLIAM
MATHER, WILLIAM
MATHESON, ALEXANDER
MATHESON, CHARLES ROSS
MATHESON, DUGALD
MATHESON, DUNCAN
MATHESON, HUGH
MATHESON, JOHN, Ardersier
MATHESON, JOHN, Ecclefechan
MATHESON JOHN, Forgue
MATHESON, MURDO JOHN CLOW
MATHESON, WILLIAM SIMPSON
MATHEWSON, JOHN
MATHIESON, THOMAS
MATTHEW, JAMES
MATTHEWS, WILLIAM
MAXWELL, ADAM
MAXWELL, ALEXANDER
MAXWELL, JAMES
MAXWELL, WILLIAM
MEARNS, DAVID B.
MECHIE, JOHN
MEEK, JAMES
MEIKLEJOHN, WILLIAM
MELDRUM, CHARLES
MELLIS, DAVID BARCLAY
MELLIS, JAMES
MELVILLE, ANDREW, SR
MELVILLE, ANDREW, JR
MENNIE, JOHN
MENZIES, DAVID
MERRYLEES, CHARLES JAMES TENNANT
MESTON, WILLIAM
MEYER, THEODORE JONAS
MICHIE, HENRY ESSON
MILL, WILLIAM ALEXANDER
MILLAR, ANDREW GILMOUR
MILLAR, GEORGE, Perth
MILLAR, GEORGE, Uphall
MILLAR, PETER GIBSON
MILLER ALEXANDER, Buckie
MILLER, ALEXANDER, Kirkmichael
MILLER, ALEXANDER, Banchory
MILLER, ANDREW THOMSON
MILLER, DAVID
MILLER, DONALD
MILLER, EBENEZER
MILLER, EDWARD
MILLER, HUGH
MILLER, JAMES, Eassie
MILLER, JAMES, Eyemouth
MILLER, JOHN, Antrim
MILLER, JOHN, Duns
MILLER, JOHN, Newton on Ayr
MILLER, JOHN, Caldercruix
MILLER, JOHN, Eyemouth
MILLER, JOHN FRAME
MILLER, JOHN HARRY
MILLER, JOHN STEVENS
MILLER, PATRICK LESLIE
MILLER, SAMUEL
MILLER, WILLIAM, Victoria
MILLER, WILLIAM, Madras
MILLER, WILLIAM DOUGLAS
MILLER, WILLIAM DUNCAN
MILLER, WILLIAM JOHN
MILLIGAN, ROBERT
MILLINGEN, ALEXANDER VAN
MILLS, GEORGE
MILNE, ALEXANDER WATSON
MILNE, GEORGE
MILNE, JOHN
MILNE, WILLIAM, Auchterarder
MILNE, WILLIAM, Braco
MILNE, WILLIAM, Kirkcaldy
MILROY, ANDREW
MILROY, WILLIAM
MINTO, PATRICK WOOD
MINTY, GEORGE CUMMING
MITCHELL, ALEXANDER, Kinghorn
MITCHELL, ALEXANDER, Linlithgow
MITCHELL, ALEXANDER S.
MITCHELL, DAVID, Glasgow
MITCHELL, DAVID, Blairdaff
MITCHELL, DAVID, Kirkurd
MITCHELL, DAVID GIBB
MITCHELL, HUGH
MITCHELL, JAMES
MITCHELL, JOHN
MITCHELL JOHN MURRAY
MITCHELL, ROBERT
MITCHELL, ROBERT ALEXANDER
MITCHELL, THOMAS
MITCHELL, WILLIAM CHISHOLM
MITCHELL, WILLIAM KINNAIRD
MITCHELL, WILLIAM LAMB
MOFFAT, WILLIAM, Cairnie
MOFFAT, WILLIAM, Madras
MOFFATT, JAMES
MOIR, ALEXANDER FORBES
MOIR, ALEXANDER FORBES ADAM
MOIR, ALEXANDER HENDERSON
MOIR, CHARLES
MOIR, GEORGE, New Machar
MOIR, HENRY LIDDELL
MOIR, JAMES
MOIR, JOHN STRACHAN
MOIR, THOMAS
MOIR, WILLIAM JOHN BONAR
MONCREIFF, SIR HENRY WELLWOOD
MONCUR, WILLIAM RITCHIE
MONRO, ALEXANDER
MONRO, GEORGE
MONTEITH, JAMES
MONTGOMERY, JOHN
MOODY, ANDREW
MORGAN, JOHN
MORISON, JAMES
MORISON, RODERICK
MORRIS, ALEXANDER WILLIAM
MORRIS, ANDREW
MORRISON, DUNCAN
MORRISON, GEORGE HERBERT
MORRISON, HUGH
MORRISON, JAMES, Bermuda
MORRISON, JAMES, Edinkillie
MORRISON, JAMES, Eskdalemuir
MORRISON, JAMES, Corstorphine
MORRISON, JAMES, Deskford
MORRISON, JOHN HUNTER
MORRISON, MURDOCH
MORRISON, NEIL MACLEAN
MORRISON, WILLIAM, Boharm
MORRISON, WILLIAM, Duthil
MOWAT, ALEXANDER GOODSIR
MOWAT, DONALD
MUCKERSIE, JOHN
MUDIE, FRANK
MUIR, ADAM STUART
MUIR, DAVID B.
MUIR, GEORGE
MUIR, JAMES, Cowdenbeath
MUIR, JAMES, Kilbirnie
MUIR, JOHN JAMES
MUIR, JOSEPH
MUIR, WILLIAM
MUIRHEAD, GEORGE
MUIRHEAD, JOHN
MUIRHEAD, LEWIS ANDREW
MUIRHEAD, PATRICK T.
MUNN, ALLAN
MUNNIES, WILLIAM
MUNRO, ALEXANDER
MUNRO, ALEXANDER ROSE
MUNRO, CHRISTOPHER
MUNRO, DANIEL
MUNRO, DANIEL ROSS
MUNRO, DONALD, Reay
MUNRO, DONALD, Urquhart
MUNRO, GEORGE DOUGLAS ROSS
MUNRO, HUGH
MUNRO, JAMES
MUNRO, JAMES IVERACH
MUNRO, JOHN
MUNRO, JOHN MACRAE
MUNRO, MALCOLM NICOLSON
MUNRO, ROBERT
MURCHISON, ALEXANDER
MURDOCH, ALEXANDER GUTHRIE
MURDOCH, ALEXANDER H. BURN
MURDOCH, JAMES
MURDOCH, JOHN
MURDOCH, PATRICK JOHN
MURDOCH, ROBERT
MURRAY, ALEXANDER, Culsalmond
MURRAY, ALEXANDER, Fossoway
MURRAY, ALLAN FULLARTON
MURRAY, COLIN SINCLAIR
MURRAY, DAVID
MURRAY, DONALD
MURRAY, GEORGE
MURRAY, JOHN, Aberdeen
MURRAY, JOHN, Dunbog
MURRAY, JOHN, Clyne
MURRAY, JOHN, Dairsie
MURRAY, JOHN GRAY
MURRAY, THOMAS, Midmar
MURRAY, THOMAS, Maryton
MURRAY, WILLIAM GRAY


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MAGOWAN, JOHN

Born at Kilwinning, Ayrshire, 1867. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at East Campbell Street, Glasgow, 1897.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.142

He served in East Campbell Street, Glasgow.


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MAILER, THOMAS MAXTON

Born at Dunning, 1858. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Irongray, 1887. Married, the same year, Annie Alston Lockhart.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.105

He served in Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire.


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MAIN, JAMES, B.D.

Born at Burghead. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained missionary of the English Presbyterian Church to China. Returning to this country on account of ill-health, he was settled at Closeburn, Dumfries-shire, 1895. Married a daughter of Dr. James Gibson, Free Church College, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.355

He served in Closeburn, Dumfries-shire.


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MAIN, THOMAS, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Slamannan, 1816. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Kilmarnock, High, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1850. Williamina Cuninghame. Translated, 1857, to Free St. Mary’s, Edinburgh. Dr. Main acted as convener, both of the Education and Foreign Mission Committees, of the former from 1873, and of the latter from 1878. He was Moderator of the General Assembly in 1880. Dr. Main had opened the General Assembly of 1881 when he was struck down by illness, and died during the sittings of the Assembly.

Publication.—Memoir of Neil Russell, Student. Posthumous.—Memorials of the Life and Ministry of Thomas Main, D.D. By his widow.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.110

He served in High, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire; and St. Mary’s, Edinburgh.

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


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MAIR, HUGH

Born at Stair, Ayrshire, 1843. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Johnstone, 1873. Married, 1874, Jessie Duncan Maclean. Translated, 1878, to Falkirk; and, 1884, to Wellpark, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.258

He served in Johnstone, Renfrewshire; Falkirk, Stirlingshire; and Wellpark, Glasgow.


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MAKELLAR, ANGUS, D.D.

Born in the parish of Kilmartin, 1780. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained, 1812, at Carmunnock, near Glasgow. Translated, 1814, to Pencaitland, Haddingtonshire. Married, the same year, Helen Stirling. Was Moderator of Assembly in 1840. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Was Moderator of the Assembly of the Free Church in 1852. Dr. Makellar was chairman of the Board of Missions and Education in the Free Church. On receiving this appointment he was released from his pastoral charge, and removed to Edinburgh. Died, 1859.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.387

His son William Makellar was a Free Church minister.

He served in Pencaitland, East Lothian.

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Makellar, Angus


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MAKELLAR, WILLIAM, B.A.

Born, 1816. Son of foregoing. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843; ordained in the end of that year at Pencaitland. Resigned, 1845. Married, 1849, Margaret M.C. Graham. Died, 1876.


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Background
He was born on 29th August and baptized on 29th September, 1816, in Pencaitland, East Lothian, the son of Angus Makellar, minister, and Helen Stirling.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1834 and graduated B.A. in 1838.

Marriage
He married Margaret Matilda Cunningham Graham on 5th June, 1849, in Kingarth, Bute. She was born on 28th April, 1821, in Port of Menteith, Perthshire, the daughter of William Cunningham Cunningham Graham, Esq., of Gartmore, Perthshire, and Janet Hunter.

Ministry
“Wm Makellar, Pencaitland, Tranent” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in Pencaitland, East Lothian, on 29th November, 1843. Subsequent to his resignation he became a minister of the Church of Scotland but did not have a charge.

He lived thereafter, first of all, at Ascog Lodge, Kingarth, Bute; and then at 8 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.

He was a noted bibliophile. His library was sold by Sotheby’s and comprised 3136 lots. A considerable portion of the library once belonged to David Laing, the Scottish antiquary. Included in the books for sale were a Gutenberg Bible of 1450-55; various important editions of Burns’ Works; and a first Latin edition of Calvin’s Christianae Religionis Institutio. The sale spread over 11 days and raised a total of £11,119.

Death
He lived in Edinburgh but died on 5th November, 1896, in Biarritz, France.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Thomas Makellar born on 19th July, 1850, in Kingarth, Bute. He married Lizzie Adile Joslin on 19th March, 1884, in London, England. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1897 in Northampton, England.

(2) Cunningham Graham Makellar born about 1851 in Kingarth, Bute. He died on 19th November, 1875, at Aden, of dysentery. He was a Lieutenant in the 25th Regiment.

(3) Jeanette Susan Anna Charlotte Makellar born on 19th March, 1854, in Kingarth, Bute.

(4) Helen Stirling Makellar born on 21st February 1857, in Kingarth, Bute. She married Richard Charles Moore-Smyth on 16th October, 1884, at the British Legation in Brussels, Belgium. She died in 1943 in Lanark.

Sources
Cracroftspeerage

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 13th December, 1875

Glasgow Herald, 12th October, 1898

The Morning Post, London, England, 21st November, 1898, p.7


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MALCOLM, JAMES, B.D.

Born at Kilbirnie, 1865. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Glencaple, Dumfries-shire, 1895. Married, the same year, Jane B. Paterson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.105

He served in Glencaple, Dumfries-shire.


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MALCOLM, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born, 1784. Son of Rev. John Malcolm, Firth and Stenness, Orkney. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen. Ordained assistant and successor to his father, 1806. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1857.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.237

He served in Firth and Stennis, Orkney.


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MALTMAN, PETER

Born at Auchterarder, 1859. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Meigle, 1892. Married, 1894, Annie E. Mackay Campbell.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.325

He served in Meigle, Perthshire.


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MANSON, GEORGE

Born in Caithness-shire, 1823. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Slains, 1875. Married, 1888, Sarah Reekie. Retired, 1892.


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Background
He was born on 16th June and baptized on 7th July, 1824, in Canisbay, Caithness, the son of Thomas Manson, farmer, and Elizabeth Bremner.

He was teacher in the Free Church school in Latheron, Caithness, in 1851.

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

Marriage
He married Sarah Beekie on 18th October, 1888, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was born on 2nd February, 1859, in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of George Beekie and Ann King.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 5th July, 1865. He served in Slains, Aberdeenshire.

Death
He died on 17th April, 1897, at 13 Fountainhall Terrace, Aberdeen. His wife died on 11th January, 1924, at 82 Bonaccord Street, Aberdeen. She was then a school teacher.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Annie Elizabeth Manson born on 19th June, 1891, in the Free Church Manse, Collieston, Slains, Aberdeenshire. She died on 31st December, 1969, in Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen.


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MANSON, JAMES

Born at Edinburgh, 1806. Ordained at the Dean Church, Edinburgh, 1842. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1847, Isabella Mowbray. Translated to Duns, 1848. Retired, 1857. He took up his residence at Crossford, on the Clyde, where he fostered a congregation which, ere long, became a sanctioned charge. Died, 1890.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.30

He served in Dean, Edinburgh; and Duns, Boston Church, Berwickshire.

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


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MANSON, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Old Meldrum, 1806. Studied at the Marischal College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Fyvie, 1829. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1842, Grace E. Pringle. Became senior minister, 1867. Died, 1872.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.257

He served in Fyvie, Aberdeenshire.

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

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


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MARR, JOHN LAMB

Born at Lanark, 1829. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cambuslang, 1857. Married, 1859, Robina Kay Bryce. Translated, the same year, to Douglas, Lanarkshire. Died, 1861.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 4th December, 1830, and baptized on 3rd January, 1831, the son of John Marr, writer, and Christian Lamb.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1850-54.

Marriage
He married Robina Kay Bryce on 14th June, 1859, in Lanark. She was born on 11th January, 1830, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, the daughter of John Bryce and Elizabeth Kay.

Ministry
He was ordained in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, on 25th June, 1856; and was later translated to Douglas, Lanarkshire.

Death
He died in 1861 in Lanark. His wife died there in 1869.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.


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MARSHALL, ADAM S.

Born in Lanarkshire. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1898, at Drumblade, Aberdeenshire.


Supplementary Information

Adam Stewart Marshall

FUFC, p.331

He served in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire.


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MARSHALL, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Bothwell, 1845. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkcudbright, 1874. Married, 1878, Annie Stewart.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.114

He served in Kirkcudbright.


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MARSHALL, CHARLES

Born at Paisley, 1795. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Appointed headmaster of John Watson’s Institution, Edinburgh. While there he attended the Divinity Hall. Ordained at the North Church, Dunfermline, 1841. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1866. Married, 1878, Lilias Bisset. Died, 1882.

Publication.—Lays and Lectures for Scotia’s Daughters of Industry.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.38

He served in North, Dunfermline, Fife.

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


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MARSHALL, GEORGE ALSTON

Born at Glasgow, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Bewcastle (Cumberland), 1871. Married, the same year, Agnes Marchbank. Translated, 1874, to Greenock, Mount Park. Died, 1881.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 7th January, 1846, in Glasgow, the son of George Marshall, brewery manager, and Jean or Jane Alston.

Education
He attended Glasgow High School. He studied at Glasgow University and the Free Church College, Glasgow.

Marriage
He married Agnes Marchbank on 26th December, 1871, in Edinburgh. She was born on 28th March, 1846, in St. Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the daughter of William Marchbank, warehouseman, and Isabella Smith.

Ministry
Hew was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow, on the 16th June, 1869. He served as assistant to James Stark, Greenock, before being ordained in Bewcastle, Cumberland, England, in 1871. He was called to Mount Park, Greenock, Renfrewshire, on 9th July, 1874.

Death
He died on 17th February, 1881, at Pembroke Lodge, Croydon, London, England, the home of his brother. He was on the way home from Egypt where he had gone seeking improvement in his health. His wife died in 1920 in Maryhill, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) George Marshall born on 1st May, 1873, in Edinburgh.

(2) William Marchbank Marshall born in 1875 in Greenock, Renfrewshire. He worked in the legal profession. In May, 1937, he was awarded a knighthood for political and public services in Scotland.

(3) Isabella Marshall born about 1878 in Greenock, Renfrewshire.

Sources
The London Gazette, 11th May, 1937, Issue: 34396; p.3076

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

Glasgow Herald, 25th June, 1874


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MARSHALL, JAMES, B.D.

Born at Glasgow, 1851. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Houndwood (Grant’s House), 1882. Married, 1885, Sarah D. Cook.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.71

He served in Grant’s House, Berwickshire.


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MARSHALL, THOMAS, M.A.

Born at Dumbarton, 1865. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Loudoun, Ayrshire, 1891. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Wotherspoon. Translated to Dalziel Church, Motherwell, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.192

He served in Loudoun, Ayrshire; and Dalziel, Motherwell, Lanarkshire.


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MARSHALL, WILLIAM

Son of Dr. A. Marshall, Kirkintilloch. A licentiate of the United Associate Synod. Ordained at Kirkgate, Leith, 1839. Married, 1844, Janet Pentland. In 1846 father and son took part in a secession from the Synod, which was termed the Calvinistic Secession. In 1848 Mr. Marshall applied for admission to the Original Secession Church, and was received by the Synod of that Church in the following year, along with the congregation adhering to him, which worshipped in Junction Road, Leith. Joined the Free Church in 1852. Translated to Marshall Church, Kirkintilloch, 1856. Died, 1860.

Publications.—Doctrine in the United Secession Church, 1845. Duplicity and Falsehood Exposed; Defence before the United Associate Synod, 1846. Doctrine of Baptism.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.588

He served in Elder Memorial, Leith, Edinburgh; and St. Andrew’s, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire.


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MARTIN, ALEXANDER

Born at Aberdeen, 1827. Studied at Marischal College and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Dunrossness, 1866. Married, 1884, Catherine Cowan Rae. Retired, 1892. [Vol. 2 says he went on in the ministry till 1900.]


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.522

He served in Dunrossness, Shetland.


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MARTIN, ALEXANDER, D.D. (Edinburgh)

Born at Panbride in 1856. Son of Rev. Dr. Hugh Martin of Panbride, afterwards of Greyfriars’, Edinburgh. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh; was ordained at Morningside, Edinburgh, in 1884, and married, in 1887, Jane Thorburn, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Addis. In 1897 Dr. Martin was appointed Professor of Apologetics and Pastoral Theology in the New College, Edinburgh.

Publications.—The Problem of Apologetic. Winning the Soul, and other Sermons.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.581

He was the son of Hugh Martin, a Free Church minister.

He served in Morningside, Edinburgh.

He married the daughter of Chalmers Burns Guthrie and Bayne Trees.


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MARTIN, DONALD JOHN, M.A.

Born at Moidart, 1847. Studied at the University of Glasgow and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Stornoway, English charge, 1876. Married, 1882, Margaret Williamina Ross; and, 1887, Letitia Tennant Stuart. Translated, 1897, to Oban, Argyll Square.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.295

He served in English, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty; and Argyll Square, Oban, Argyll.


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MARTIN, HUGH, D.D.

Born, 1821. Ordained at Panbride, 1844. Married, 1846, Elizabeth Jane Robertson. Translated, 1858, to Greyfriars’, Edinburgh. Retired, 1863. Died, 1885.

Publications.Headship of Christ and Revival in the Church. Christ’s Presence in the Gospel History. Jonah, his Character and Mission. The Atonement. The Shadow of Calvary. Westminster Doctrine of Inspiration. Sequel to foregoing.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 11th August, 1822, in Aberdeen, the son of Alexander Martin, accountant, and Isabella Gray.

Education
He was awarded the D.D. degree in 1872.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Jane Robertson on 29th August, 1846, in Liff, Benvie and Invergowrie, Angus. She was born about 1829 in Carmylie, Angus, the daughter of William Robertson, Church of Scotland minister, and Dorothea Trail. For some family connections, see the Bayne Tree.

Ministry
He was called to Panbride, Angus, in October, 1844, when he was described as a teacher in Gordon’s Hospital, Aberdeen; and he was translated to Greyfriars’, Edinburgh on 10th June, 1858. On 10th March, 1864, Robert Taylor was inducted as his colleague and successor. He retired to Lasswade, Midlothian.

Death
He died on 14th June, 1885, in Auchterderran, Fife. His wife died on 17th October, 1895, at 55 Newington Road, Edinburgh (Registration: 1895 685/5 1104 Newington).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Dorothea Anne Martin born on 27th January and baptized on 20th February, 1848, in Panbride, Angus. She died in 1907 in Lasswade, Midlothian.

(2) Elizabeth Jane Martin born on 1st November, 1849, in Panbride, Angus. She died in 1927 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(3) Isabella Gray Martin born on 22nd October and baptized on 16th November, 1850, in Panbride, Angus.

(4) Margaret Calpe Martin born on 29th May and baptized on 8th August, 1852, in Panbride, Angus. She died on 28th June, 1869, at Greenhill Cottage, Lasswade, Midlothian.

(5) Catherine Martin born on 15th February and baptized on 19th March, 1854, in Panbride, Angus. She died there the following year.

(6) Mary Raleigh Martin born on 26th October, 1855, in Panbride, Angus. She died in 1911 in Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

(7) Alexander Martin born on 25th November, 1857, in Panbride, Angus. He was a Free Church minister.

(8) Emily Martin born on 4th November, 1865, in Edinburgh. She died in 1925 in Newington, Edinburgh.

Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland), Saturday, October 28, 1843
Glasgow Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), Thursday, July 1, 1869


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MARTIN, JOHN

Born at Muthill, 1860. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at St. Paul’s, Glasgow, 1891. Married, 1894, Margaret Gray; and, 1900, Edith Godwin Miller. Translated to Nairn, 1895; and to St. Paul’s, Dundee, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.308

He served in St. Paul’s, Glasgow; Nairn and St. Paul’s: Mariners’, Dundee.


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MARTIN, SAMUEL

Born at Strathmiglo, 1802. Son of Rev. Dr. Martin, Kirkcaldy. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1825, at Bathgate. Married, 1836, Janet Weir. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Mr. Martin became clerk of his Presbytery some years before the Disruption, and continued to hold that office in the Free Church, in which he was also clerk of the Synod of Lothian and Tweeddale. For several years after the Disruption Mr. Martin carried a great burden of public work. The business arrangements connected with the congregations of his Presbytery devolved largely upon him. Died, 1850.

Publication.—Posthumous.—Memoir of Samuel Martin. By Professor Duns.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.194

For some ministerial connections, see the Miller Martin Tree.

He served in Bathgate, West Lothian.


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MARTIN, THOMAS

Born at Shotts, Lanarkshire, 1805. Studied at the Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Strathmiglo, 1829. Married Margaret M’Indoe. Joined the Free Church at the union in 1876. Died, 1879.

Publication.—Catechism on the Principles of the Reformed Presbyterian Church.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.22

He served in North, Strathmiglo, Fife.

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


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MASON, CHARLES

Born at Cookstown, County Tyrone, 1851. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Portmoak, 1893. Married, 1875, a daughter of James Higerty; and, 1894, Margaret Y. Stewart.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.350

He served in Portmoak and Flockhouse, Kinross-shire.


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MASON, PETER, B.A.

Licensed by the Presbytery of Kelso, 1850, and ordained for Antigua, West Indies, the same year. Resigned, 1857. Went to New Zealand. Settled at Wellington, and then at Auckland.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1821 in Kelso, Roxburghshire. He may have been the Peter Mason who was baptized there on 15th March, 1821, the son of Robert Mason and Christian Wilson. He worked in a bank before studying for the ministry.

Education
He graduated B.A. from Edinburgh University on 23rd April, 1845.

Marriage
He married Isabella Brockie on 25th November, 1850, the marriage being registered both in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, and in Kelso, Roxburghshire. She was from Edinburgh, the daughter of William Brockie.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Kelso in 1850. On 21st October , 1850, he was ordained to the ministry by the Free Presbytery of Kelso and Lauder, having been appointed to the pastoral charge of the congregation at Antigua, West Indies.

He returned from the West Indies on account of his wife’s health.

In New Zealand he served as follows: in Masterton, Wairarapa Presbytery from 14th February, 1859; in Turakina, Wanganui Presbytery, from September, 1859 till 31st December, 1860, when he resigned; and in St James, Auckland, Auckland Presbytery from 5th August,1862, till he resigned on 6th April, 1864.

After retiring from the ministry, he was a teacher and ran the Newton Grammar School for some years.

Death
He died on 14th October, 1891, at his residence in Nelson Street, Auckland, New Zealand.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) R. Mason – a son. At the time of his father’s death he worked for the Auckland Gas Company.

(2) Agnes Mason. She married Herbert Obertai Brown in 1877 in New Zealand.

(3) Walter Anderson Mason born on 28th April, 1857, at 5 Archibald Place, Edinburgh. At the time of his father’s death he worked in the Bank of New Zealand. He was latterly a farmer. He married Isabella Josephine Page in 1908 in New Zealand. He died on 23rd December, 1931, in Kawhia, New Zealand.

Sources
New Zealand Herald, Volume XXVIII, Issue 8698, 15th October, 1891, p.5

www.geni.com/people/Walter-Mason/6000000026750304001

genforum.genealogy.com/scotland/messages/58745.html

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register

The Morning Chronicle London, England, 5th May, 1857


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MASSEY, ROBERT MICHIE, M.A.

Born in the parish of Drumblade, 1846. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, 1874. Married, 1878, Annie M’Omish. Died, 1882.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 28th May and baptized on 14th June, 1846, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire, the son of Frederick Massie, farm labourer, and Christian Michie. But the Aberdeen University Roll of Graduates says he was born there on 25th January, 1848.

Background
He attended the parish schools in Drumblade and Forgue, Aberdeenshire, and Aberdeen Grammar School. He studied at Aberdeen University and graduated M.A. in 1869.

Marriage
He married Annie McOmish or Gray on 29th July, 1878, in St George, Edinburgh. She was born about 1840 in Wester Fowlis, the daughter of George McOmish and Catherine Taylor. She was the widow of Daniel Gray whom she had married in 1860.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Turriff on 24th June, 1873. He was ordained in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, in 1874.

Death
He died on 27th February, 1882, at his home, 6 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, and was buried in Grange Cemetery there. His wife died on 2nd December, 1906, in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no sign that they had issue.

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


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MASSON, JAMES

Born at Fullarton, Kintore, 1837. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Saline, 1867. Married, the same year, Margaret Ross. Translated to Melville Church, Aberdeen, 1875; and to Coupar-Angus, 1884.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.323

He served in Saline, Fife; Melville, Aberdeen; and Coupar-Angus, Perthshire.


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MASTERTON, WILLIAM

Born at Larbert, 1816. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Inverkeillor, 1848. Married, 1859, Janet Lumsden. Was for several years clerk of the Presbytery of Arbroath. In 1872 he received from the King of Denmark the order of the Dannebrog, in recognition of the services he rendered to young Danes who were engaged in the study of agriculture in Forfarshire. Became senior minister, 1880. Died, 1895.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 5th January, 1816, in Larbert, Stirlingshire, the son of Alexander Masterton, a blacksmith and an elder in the parish church there, and Helen Honeyman.

Education
He studied at Edinburgh University; he enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-47.

Marriage
He married Janet Lumsden on 26th July, 1859, at Pitcairnfield, Redgorton, Perthshire. She was born on 23rd October, 1823, in Dysart, Fife, the daughter of James Lumsden, merchant, and Margaret Oswald, and the sister of Professor James Lumsden.

Ministry
As a probationer he served in Wolflee, Roxburghshire, and Carmylie, Angus. He was ordained in Inverkeillor, Angus.

Death
He retired in 1880 and moved first to Levenhall, Musselburgh, Midlothian, and then to 45 Cluny Gardens, Edinburgh, where he died on 3rd July, 1895. He was buried in Morningside Cemetery, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1912 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Lumsden Masterton born on 16th June, 1860, in Inverkeilor, Angus. She married Octavus Emil Adolphus on 14th June, 1882, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. They lived in Denmark. She died on 28th March, 1928.

(2) Robert Alexander Masterton born on 8th February, 1862, in Inverkeilor, Angus. He died on 10th April, 1887 at Sandhurst, Victoria, Australia.

(3) James Masterton born 5th December, 1863, in Inverkeilor, Angus. He married Elizabeth Barton MacIntosh on 3rd June, 1903, in Kingarth, Bute. He died on 6th November, 1942, in Rothesay, Bute, and was buried in the cemetery there.

Sources
The Free Church of Scotland Record, September 2, 1895, Obituary

Themastertons

Wiki

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

Dundee Courier, 3rd August, 1859

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 4th June, 1887


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MATHER, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born, 1800. Was of English Nonconformist and Scottish Covenanting descent, one of his ancestors being the famous Cotton Mather of New England. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1832, at Stanley Church, then a chapel-of-ease. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1843, Mary Wylie. Became senior minister, 1869. Died, 1877.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.253

MacKelvie, Annals, p.675

He served in Stanley, Perthshire.

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


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MATHESON, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Plockton, 1860. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and English Presbyterian College, London. Ordained at Jarrow-on-Tyne, 1886. Married, in 1888, Mary D. Adamson. Translated, 1894, to Belgrave English Presbyterian Church, London; and, 1898, to Blair Atholl. [Vol. 2 has him in Blair Atholl 1892-1898.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 15th June, 1860, in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Roderick Matheson, clothier, and Catherine Matheson.

Marriage
He married Mary Denning Adamson in the third quarter of 1888 in Wirral, Cheshire, England. She was born in the 2nd quarter of 1858 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, the daughter of Robert Adamson, upholsterer, and Mary Ann Martha Blyth.

Ministry
Aberdeen University Roll of Graduates has him in Jarrow from 1886; in Blair Atholl from 1892; and in Belgrave, London, from 1898. On 28th September 1892, he was translated from Jarrow, Northumberland, England, to Blair Atholl and Struan, Perthshire. He declined a call to Saltcoats, Ayrshire, in 1897.

Death
He died on 30th October, 1902, in Chelsea, London, England. His wife died in the 3rd quarter of 1922 in Paddington, London, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Marian Blyth D. Matheson born in the 3rd quarter of 1890 in South Shields, County Durham, England.


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MATHESON, CHARLES ROSS, M.A.

Born, 1786. Son of Rev. John Matheson, Kilmuir-Easter. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1812, colleague and successor to his father. His father’s health, however, having been restored, Mr. Matheson resigned this charge and became minister of the Gaelic Church in Edinburgh, 1813. On his father’s death, in the following year, he was again presented and called unanimously to Kilmuir-Easter. Married, 1817, Caroline Shaw. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1862. Died, 1866.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.59

A son of his, John Matheson, was a Free Church minister.

He served in Kilmuir-Easter, Ross and Cromarty.

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


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MATHESON, DUGALD

Born at Snizort, Skye, 1836. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Duthil (Carrbridge), 1870. Married, 1863, Mary M’Leod. Translated, 1874, to Kiltearn; 1882, to Dundee, Albert Square; and, 1887, to Tarbat. Died, 1900.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1837 in Glenhinnisdal, Snizort, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, the son of Murdo Matheson, crofter, and Janet Maclean.

Marriage
He married Mary McLeod on 13th October, 1864, at Garrabost, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty (Registration: 1864 088/ 10 Stornoway). She was born in 1837 in Melbost, sometimes described as Stornoway, sometimes as Knock, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty, the daughter of Kenneth McLeod, crofter, and Charlotte Murray.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow in 1870. He served in Duthil (Carrbridge), Inverness-shire; and was translated to Kiltearn, Ross and Cromarty, on 24th November, 1874. On 24th October, 1884, he accepted a call to Albert Square, Dundee, and was translated there on 20th November following. He declined a call to Dores and Bona, Inverness-shire in 1887 but on 11th May, 1887, was translated to Tarbat, Ross and Cromarty, and there he remained though he received a call to Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty, in 1893.

Death
He died on 7th October, 1900, in Tarbat, Ross and Cromarty. His wife died there in 1903.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jessie Ann Matheson born 1864 in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty.

(2) Charlotte Jane Matheson born on 12th May, 1866, in Anderston, Glasgow. She died in 1926 in Tarbat, Ross and Cromarty.

(3) Murdo John Clow Matheson born on 2nd April, 1868, in Govan, Glasgow. He became a Free Church minister.

(4) Dolina McLeod Matheson born in 1870 in Partick, Glasgow.

(5) Kenneth McLeod Matheson born on 16th January, 1872, in Duthil with Rothiemurcus, Inverness-shire.

(6) Mary Mcleod Matheson born on 10th July, 1873, in Duthil with Rothiemurcus, Inverness-shire.

(7) Dugalda Matheson born in 1876 in Kiltearn, Ross and Cromarty.

(8) John Roderick Matheson born 1879 in Kiltearn, Ross and Cromarty.

Sources
Glasgow Herald, 26th November, 1874

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 21st November, 1882


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MATHESON, DUNCAN

Born at Plockton about 1793. Ordained at Knock, Lewis, 1831. Married, 1832, Annabella MacKenzie. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Gairloch, 1844. Died, 1873.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.202

He served in Knock, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty; and Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty.

His daughter, Annabella Matheson, married Finlay Graham, a Free Church minister.

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


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MATHESON, HUGH, B.D.

Born at Rogart, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Lybster, 1887. Married, 1897, Sophie Sampson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.507

He served in Lybster, Caithness.


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MATHESON, JOHN

Born, 1808. Son of Rev. Mr. Matheson, Laggan. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Ardersier, 1839. Married, 1840, Grace A. Young. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1848.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.435

He served in Ardersier, Inverness-shire.


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MATHESON, JOHN

Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ecclefechan, 1845. Was sent, 1850, by the Colonial Committee to supply at Gibraltar. Mr. Matheson resigned his charge in Scotland, 1861, and was appointed to Singapore. Resigned, 1866, and died the same year.


Supplementary Information

Background
There is a family Mathieson living in the Free Church Manse in Hoddom (Ecclefechan), Dumfries-shire, in 1851. We take it that these are his family, occupying the Manse while he is in Gibraltar. He was born in Terregles, Kirkcudbrightshire, the son of John Matheson, farmer, and Deborah Ferguson.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-45.

Ministry
He served in Ecclefechan, Dumfries-shire.

Death
He died in 1866 in Alexandria, Egypt.

Source
Buckley, Charles Burton, An anecdotal history of old times in Singapore, p.640


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MATHESON, JOHN, M.A.

Born, 1819. Son of Rev. C. R. Matheson, Kilmuir-Easter. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and Divinity Halls, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. He signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843, and sat in the Disruption Assembly as an elder. Ordained, 1843, at Forgue. Married, 1851, Katherine S. Simpson. Translated to Hampstead, London, 1864. Resigned, 1886. Died, 1893.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 3rd September, 1819, in Kilmuir Easter, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Charles Ross Matheson, minister, and Caroline Shaw. His father and grandfather had been ministers in Kilmuir Easter.

Education
He attended his local parish school and Tain Academy, Ross and Cromarty. He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1837. He studied Divinity there for three years, completing his course by studying one further year at Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married Katharine Stewart Simpson on 5th November, 1851, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire. She was baptized on 26th March, 1825, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the daughter of William Simpson, advocate, and Helen Still.

Ministry
He was licensed by his home Presbytery at the beginning of May, 1843, and he sat as an elder in the first Free Church Assembly. “John Matheson, Kilmuir, Ross-shire” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in December, 1844, in Forgue, Aberdenshire. On 29th April, 1864, his Presbytery agreed to his translation to Trinity Presbyterian Church, Hampstead, London, England. He was Moderator of the English Presbyterian Synod in 1875.

Death
On retirement in 1886 he settled in Edinburgh. He died on 17th December, 1893, in Newington, Edinburgh. Katherine Stewart Simpson or Matheson died in 1902 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Helen Still Matheson born on 11th and baptized on 26th September, 1852, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire. She died in the 4th quarter of 1877 in Hampstead, London, England.

(2) Caroline Shaw Matheson born on 21st June, 1855, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire. She died in 1946, in Tain, Ross and Cromarty.

(3) Charles Ross Matheson born on 16th September, 1857, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire. He married Margaret Binnie Leitch on 18th October, 1892, in Fulham, London, England. He died in 1922 in Inverness.

(4) William Simpson Matheson born on 16th July, 1859, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire. He became a Free Church minister.

(5) Katharine Stewart Simpson Matheson born on 2nd February, 1863, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire. She died in the 1st quarter of 1875 in Hampstead, London, England.

(6) John Colin Matheson born on 26th April, 1869, in Hampstead, London, England. He married Wilhelmina Jane Waddell Boyd on 13th September, 1892, in Pulborough, Sussex, England. He was in the Royal Engineers and rose to be a Colonel. He died in the 1st quarter of 1837 in Gosport, Hampshire, England.

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

Binniefamily

The Aberdeen Journal, 6th April, 1864

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 25th September, 1944, p.3


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MATHESON, MURDO JOHN CLOW

Born at Partick, 1868. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1893, missionary to South Africa. Stationed in Tembuland. Married, 1897, Ross Ross.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.555

He was the son of Dugald Matheson, a Free Church minister.

His son, Dugald Welsh McLeod Matheson, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.555.


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MATHESON, WILLIAM SIMPSON, M.A.

Born at Forgue, 1859. Son of Rev. J. Matheson. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Galashiels, 1885. Married, 1887, Isabella Cochrane Brown.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.88

He was the son of John Matheson.

He served in Galashiels, Selkirkshire.


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MATHEWSON, JOHN

Born at Dundee, 1842. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Crossford, 1871.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.198

He served in Crossford, Lanarkshire.


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MATHIESON, THOMAS

Born at Falkirk, 1850. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kennethmont, 1881. [1882 according to Vol. 2.]


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.435

He served in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire.


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MATTHEW, JAMES, B.D.

Born at Kirriemuir, 1842. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Haddington, 1873. Married, 1874, Jessie Anderson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.63

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


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MATTHEWS, WILLIAM

Born in Ireland. Studied at the Divinity Hall, Anti-Burgher Original Secession Church. Ordained at Dunning, 1841. Translated, 1843, to Ballylintagh. Joined the Free Church with his congregation, 1852. In 1864 he was transferred to the Irish Presbyterian Church.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.579


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MAXWELL, ADAM

Born at Dunscore, 1850. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Reformed Presbyterian Divinity Hall. Ordained, 1877, at Galston. Translated, 1883, to Peterhead, South; and, 1888, to Coatbridge, East.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.184

He served in Galston, Ayrshire; South, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire; and East, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.


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MAXWELL, ALEXANDER

Born at Edinburgh, 1825. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kettle, etc., 1860. Married, 1861, Caroline A. Dalgleish; and, 1881, Jessie H. Bishop. In 1879 Mr. Maxwell accepted an appointment to Australia, where he died, 1884.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1825 in Edinburgh, the son of Robert Maxwell and Margaret Gordon.

He was working as an apprentice hosier in 1841.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1850-55.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Caroline Adelaide Dalgleish on 14th August, 1861, at the bride’s home, 8 Roseville, Cupar, Fife. She was born on 24th April and baptized on 5th June, 1838, in Creich, Fife, the daughter of Archibald O. Dalgleish, army captain, and Margaret Magdeline Raitt.

(2) Jessie Henderson Bishop in 1881 in Victoria. She was born on 8th June, 1851, in Ferry Port on Craig, Fife, the daughter of David Bishop and Christina Anderson.

Ministry
He was minister in Kettle and Cults, Fife, 1860-1879. He served for a time as Synod Clark. In the Presbyterian Church of Victoria he was minister in Barrabool Hills – Winchelsea from 14th March, 1881, till his death.

Death
He died in August, 1884, in Victoria. His first wife died in 1873 in Kettle, Fife. His second wife died in 1929 in Newtown, Victoria.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) Margaret Dalgleish Maxwell born on 7th December, 1862, in Kettle, Fife.

(2) Robert Gordon Maxwell born on 2nd March, 1864, at the Free Church Manse, Kettle, Fife. He died in 1931 in Victoria.

(3) Archibald Ogilvy Dalgleish Maxwell born on 8th June, 1865, at the Free Church Manse, Kettle, Fife. He died in 1951 in Swan, Western Australia.

(4) George Maxwell born on 29th April, 1867, in Kettle, Fife.

(5) Jane Playfair Maxwell born on 16th November, 1868, in Kettle, Fife. She married William Potter Stirling in 1912 in Victoria. She died in 1949 in Victoria.

(6) Caroline Mary Maxwell born on 10th January, 1870, in Kettle, Fife. She died in 1920 in Victoria.

(7) Mary Margaret Gordon Maxwell born on 30th March, 1871, in Kettle, Fife. She lived in Kooyong, Victoria. She died in 1957 in Victoria.

(8) Adelaide Dalgleish Maxwell born on 6th June, 1873, in Kettle, Fife. She married Lieutenant Stanley John Richardson from Geelong, on 3rd April, 1907, in the Presbyterian Church, in Geelong, Victoria. She died in 1944 in Victoria.

And by his second wife:

(9) Alexander Henry Maxwell born in 1882 in Victoria. He died in 1968 in Victoria.

Sources
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria), 1st May, 1907, p.1

Hamilton, A Jubilee History, p.445

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 4th March, 1864; 9th October, 1872

The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 10th June, 1865


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MAXWELL, JAMES

Born, 1817. Ordained at Denny, 1843. Translated, 1848, to Kilmaurs. Died, 1885.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 10th July, 1814, the son of William Maxwell and Agnes Black. He is variously described as being from Thornhill or Kincardine, Perthshire, or Kincardine by Doune. This is explained by the fact that Thornhill is a village in the detached section of Kincardine parish in Perthshire, 4 miles from Doune.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1830.

Marriage
He married Agnes Wyse on 24th April, 1849, at Lower Pleasance, Falkirk, Stirlingshire. She was born on 9th April and baptized on 3rd May, 1818, in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, the daughter of James Wyse, canal and railway contractor, and Agnes Roberts.

Ministry
He was ordained in Denny, Stirlingshire, on 28th September, 1843, as colleague to John Dempster; and was translated to Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, in 1848. A few months before his death an assistant had been appointed for him.

Death
He died somewhat suddenly on 21st December, 1885, at the Free Church Manse, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire. His wife died in the 4th quarter of 1904 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Agnes Roberts Maxwell born about 1850 in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire. She married Archibald Wilson there in 1874. She died in the 1st quarter of 1925 in Manchester South, Lancashire, England.

(2) Margaret C. Maxwell born about 1852 in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire.

(3) James Wyse Maxwell born about 1854 in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire. He married Helena Wallace Forsyth in the 3rd quarter of 1893 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He was a mercantile clerk. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1940 in Hendon, London, England.

(4) George Drummond Maxwell born on 19th April, 1856, in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire. He died there in 1859.

(5) Mary Jane Maxwell born on 2nd May, 1858, in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire.

(6) Charles Forbes Maxwell born on 21st November, 1862, in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire. He married Eugenia Hermann on 11th July, 1893, in India. She was the widow of Charles Robert Rosner. He died in Rangoon, Burma, in 1939.

Sources
Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 7th October, 1843

Dundee Courier, 2nd May, 1849

Glasgow Herald, 23rd December, 1885


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MAXWELL, WILLIAM

Born, 1822. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Logiealmond, 1854. Married, 1855, Mary J. N. MacPherson. Translated to Halifax, N.S., 1863.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 11th July, 1823, in Carmylie, Angus, the son of David Maxwell, farmer, and Helen Gray.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1847-49.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Mary Jane Nicoll MacPherson on 22nd November, 1855, in Kirriemuir, Angus (Registration: 1855 299/ 33 Kirriemuir). She was born on 5th November, 1827, in Kirriemuir, Angus, the daughter of Duncan MacPherson, draper, and Mary Grant.

(2) Eliza Helen Henderson in 1882 in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada. She was born on 8th November, 1846, in Prince Edward Island, Canada. She was formerly married to someone MacRae.

Ministry
He was ordained in Logiealmond, Perthshire. Thereafter he ministered in Pictou, Nova Scotia.

Death
He is said to have died on 14 th August, 1907, in Pictou, Nova Scotia.

Family
He had issue by his first wife including:

(1) Mary McKinlay Maxwell born on 24th September, 1856, in Logiealmond, Perthshire.

(2) William John Maxwell born on 22nd October, 1857, in Logiealmond, Perthshire. He married Harriet Gordon on 17th April, 1879, in Canada. She was born on 14th March, 1851.


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MEARNS, DAVID B.

Born in Kincardineshire, 1849. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Irongray, 1880. Married, 1881, Christina R. Campbell. Died, 1886.


Supplementary Information

David Blue Mearns

Background
He was born on 28th November and baptized on 15th December, 1850, in Benholm, Kincardineshire, the son of David Mearns, ship master, and Eliza Robertson.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1874-77.

Marriage
He married Christina Robertson Campbell on 14th October, 1881, at Port Bannatyne, Bute, She was born on 24th October, 1853, in Saddell and Skipness, Argyll, the daughter of Alexander Campbell, minister, and Anna Auld. For Alexander Campbell see FES, Vol.4, p.65

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Chanonry on 4th May, 1880. He was assistant to David Thorburn, Leith, before being called to Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 17th August, 1880.

Death
He died on 15th June, 1886, in Dumfries. His wife died in 1941 in North Bute.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Annie Eliza Mearns born in 1882 in Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire. She probably married John Middleton in 1914 in Rothesay, Bute.

Source
The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 21st October, 1881, p.2


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MECHIE, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Perth. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Bank, New Cumnock, 1896. Married, 1898, Lizzie Bruce.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.326

He served in Bank, New Cumnock, Ayrshire.


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MEEK, JAMES

Born, 1800. Studied at the Divinity Hall, Original Secession Church. Ordained at Carnoustie, 1828. Married, 1836, Margaret Wallace. Joined the Free Church, 1852. Died, 1859.

Publication.—Scripture Emblems.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.559

He was from Muirtown, where his father was minister (MacKelvie, Annals, p.663).

He served in Second Charge, Carnoustie, Angus.


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MEIKLEJOHN, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born in Caithness, 1839. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at South Kingarth, 1871. Married, 1875, Ann Paterson, and, 1883, Isabella M. Guthrie. Died, 1885.


Supplementary Information

Background
Some sources say that he was born on 3rd September and baptized on 14th October, 1839, in Thurso, Caithness, the son of John Meiklejohn, meal dealer, and Mary Manson. But according to his marriage record he was the son of William Meiklejohn, pavement merchant, and Anne Robertson. He was born about November, 1840, in Halkirk, Caithness,

Education
He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1863 and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1863-67.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Annie Paterson on 16th September 1875, at Culverine, Rothesay, Bute. She was born (or baptised) on 20th December, 1841, in Campbeltown, Argyll, the daughter of James Paterson, distiller, and Mary Taylor.

(2) Isabella Merrilees Guthrie in 1883 in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She was born on 19th August, 1850, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the daughter of David Ferguson Guthrie, furniture broker, and Isabella Merrylees.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh, on 31st July, 1867. Later that year he was ordained in Kilchattan Bay – Kingarth, South, Bute, as their first minister.

Death
He died in 1885 in Kingarth, Bute. Ann Paterson or Meiklejohn died there in 1880. Isabella Guthrie or Meiklejohn died there in 1924.

Family
He had issue including:

(1) James Paterson Meiklejohn born in 1876 in Kingarth, Bute. He married Elizabeth Williamson in 1912 in Hillhead, Glasgow. He died on 2nd November, 1954, in East Glamorgan, Glamorganshire, Wales.

(2) William Roberts Meiklejohn born in 1878 in Kingarth, Bute. He died there in 1885.

(3) Annie Paterson Meiklejohn born about 1880 in Kingarth, Bute. She married William Inglis in 1909 in East Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire. She died in 1966 in Glasgow.


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MELDRUM, CHARLES, M.A.

Born in Banffshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Birsay, Orkney, 1896. Married, 1897, Nellie Adam.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.512

He served in Birsay, Orkney.


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MELLIS, DAVID BARCLAY

Born at Newhall, 1800. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1830, for Douglas, Isle of Man. Resigned, 1834. Settled at Tealing, Forfarshire, 1835. Married, 1842, Mary Campbell. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1861.

Publications.The Christian Home. Notes on the 101st Psalm.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.372

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

He served in Tealing, Angus.


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MELLIS, JAMES, M.A.

Born 1843. Son of the preceding. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Carnbee, Fife, 1869. Married, 1872, Jane A. Roxburgh. Translated to Southport, 1879.

Publications.The Christian Church in her First Conflict with an Earthly Court. The Changeless Christ. The Corn Field of our Life.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 12th June and baptized on 2nd July, 1843, in Tealing, Angus, the son of David Barclay Mellis, minister, and Mary Campbell. For some family connections, see the Lorimer Mellis Blaikie Tree.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1863 and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh,1863-67.

Marriage
He married Jane Ann Roxburgh on 10th January, 1872, in Blythswood, Glasgow. She was born on 7th January and baptized on 22nd February, 1846, in Dundee, the daughter of John Roxburgh, minister, and Catharine Gray.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh, on 31st July, 1867. He served in Carnbee, Fife. On 7th May, 1879, his Presbytery agreed to his translation to St George’s English Presbyterian Church, Southport, Lancashire, and he was duly inducted there on 5th June, 1879. He was Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of England in 1911.

Death
He probably died in the 3rd quarter of 1925 in Bucklow, Cheshire, England. His wife probably died in the 3rd quarter of 1937 in South Manchester, Lancashire, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Katherine Gray Mellis born in 1873 in Carnbee, Fife. She married Philip Thomson Gilchrist in the 2nd quarter of 1910 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. He was an artist. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1932 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.

(2) David Barclay Mellis born in 1875 in Carnbee, Fife. He married Anne Ross Sutherland in the 4th quarter of 1902 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. He died in the 1st quarter of 1951, in Conway, Caernarvonshire, Wales.

(3) Mary Helen Campbell Mellis born on 22nd July, 1879, in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1970 in Manchester, Lancashire, England.

(4) Anne Roxburgh Mellis born in the 3rd quarter of 1881 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. She died there the following quarter.

(5) Constance Elizabeth Mellis born in the 1st quarter of 1885 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. She died there in the 2nd quarter of 1887.

Sources
Liverpool Mercury, Lancashire, England, 13th May, 1879

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 22nd March, 1911, p.9


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MELVILLE, ANDREW

Born in Fife, 1775. Studied at the University, St. Andrews. Ordained at Logie, 1803. Married, the same year, Jane Duncan; and, 1810, Ann Gordon. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. He ordained Dr. Chalmers at Kilmany the year in which he himself was ordained at Logie. Died, 1848.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.164

For some ministerial connections, see the Thomson Tree.

He served in Logie and Gauldry, Fife.


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MELVILLE, ANDREW, D.D.

Born, 1839. Son of Rev. A. Melville, Falkirk, and grandson of Rev. A. Melville, Logie. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Alva, 1865. Married, the same year, Janet M. Thomson. Translated, 1869, to St. Enoch’s, Glasgow. Dr. Melville was for fifteen years clerk of Glasgow Presbytery. In 1884 he became one of the principal clerks of Assembly, and in 1889 was appointed secretary of the Sustentation Fund Committee.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.572

For some ministerial connections, see the Thomson Tree.

He served in Alva, Clackmannanshire; and St. Enoch’s, Glasgow.


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MENNIE, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1825. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Methlick, 1853. Married, 1859, Agnes N. Turnbull. Died, 1886.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 4th December, 1826, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the second son of Alexander Mennie, merchant, and Elizabeth Horn.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School and entered Aberdeen University.

Marriage
He married Agnes Noble Turnbull on 16th February, 1859, in Whitsome and Hilton, Berwickshire. She was baptized on 4th September, 1840, in Morham, East Lothian, the daughter of John Turnbull, schoolmaster, and Elizabeth Walke.

Ministry
He was called to Methlick, Aberdeenshire, on 23rd December, 1852. In 1867, he received a call to be colleague and successor to John Manson, Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, but he remained in Methlick.

Death
He died on 14th December, 1886, at Bridge of Allan, Logie, Stirlingshire, and was buried in Methlick, Aberdeenshire. His wife died in 1916 in Rubislaw, Aberdeen.

Family
He was survived by 6 sons and three daughters.

They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Mennie born on 11th March, 1860, in Methlick, Aberdeenshire. He married Catherine Addison Cairns at 14 Wilton Mansions, Glasgow on 13th April, 1898.

(2) Elizabeth Horne Mennie born on 23rd May, 1861, in Methlick, Aberdeenshire.

(3) John Turnbull Mennie born on 4th February, 1863, in Methlick, Aberdeenshire. He married Rosa Elizabeth Emery on 31st December, 1904. He died on 8th December, 1923, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

(4) George Walter Mennie born on 25th March, 1865, in Methlick, Aberdeenshire. He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1886. He married Gertrude Mary Williamson, in the 3rd quarter of 1895 in Kingston, London, England. He was senior curate of St Paul’s, Walworth,London, England. In 1900 he was rector of Milton-next-Gravesend, Kent, England. He died on 6th April, 1933, in Gravesend, Kent, England.

(5) William Mennie born on 28th January, 1867, in Methlick, Aberdeenshire.

(6) Thomas Melville Mennie born on 10th February, 1869, in Methlick, Aberdeenshire.

(7) Jessie Cleuch Mennie born on 29th April, 1871, in Methlick, Aberdeenshire.

(8) Helen Christian Mennie born on 14th February, 1874, in Methlick, Aberdeenshire.

(9) James Edward Mennie born in 1877 in Methlick, Aberdeenshire. He graduated M.B., Ch,B., from Aberdeen University. He died suddenly on 16th August, 1909, at Balgownie, 211 Bridge Road, Battersea, London, England.

Sources
Rootsweb

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

The Aberdeen Journal, 29th December, 1852

The Morning Post, London, England, 12th August, 1895, p.5

Glasgow Herald, 14th April, 1898


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MENZIES, DAVID

Born at Johnshaven, 1802. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Licensed by the Presbytery of Brechin, 1829, while parochial teacher at Craig. Ordained, 1839, at Martyrs’ Church, Glasgow. Married, 1830, Eliza Hill; and, 1854, Helen MacIntyre. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1877.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.423

He served in Martyrs’, Glasgow.


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MERRYLEES, CHARLES JAMES TENNANT, M.A.

Born at Balfron, Stirlingshire, 1861. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Bainsford, 1890. Married, 1899, Norah Storrow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.173

He served in Bainsford, Falkirk, Stirlingshire.


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MESTON, WILLIAM, B.D.

Born at Aberdeen. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1895, missionary to Madras.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.543


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MEYER, THEODORE JONAS

Born in Mecklenburg, of Jewish parents. He became in 1842, after the requisite course of study, pastor of a Jewish congregation, where he remained for three and a half years. Being convinced from a study of Scripture of the truth of Christianity, he resigned his position and went to Berlin. There he was introduced by Professor Hengstenberg to Mr. Schwartz, the Jewish missionary of the Free Church, by whom he was instructed and baptized. He studied theology in Berlin for four sessions under Hengstenberg, Neander, Nitzsch, etc. On the advice of Mr. Schwartz he then came to Aberdeen, and studied in the Free Church College there. By authority of the General Assembly he was licensed by the Presbytery of Edinburgh in 1850. In that year he became Hebrew tutor in the New College, and at the same time laboured among the German Jews resident in the city. In 1856 he was ordained with a view to that work by the Presbytery of Edinburgh. In the summer of 1857 Mr. Meyer was sent by the Jewish Committee on a tour of inquiry to the Danubian Principalities, the result of which was his appointment by the Committee in the following year to be missionary at Galatz. In 1860, Mr. Meyer’s health broke down, and he was obliged to leave Galatz, but in 1862 he was able to resume work for the Committee at Ancona. He was transferred to Amsterdam in 1866; and in 1871 to London, where he laboured among the Jews under a Committee of the English Presbyterian Church. Retired, 1895. Died, 1896.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 30th January, 1819, in Crivitz, Germany.

Education
He was educated at the local schools and became a private tutor until becoming religious instructor in a Jewish School in Schwerin and then was licensed as a preacher. He then moved to Butzow. He embraced Christianity. He moved to Berlin where he was baptized on 18th July, 1847. He then studied at the University of Berlin and did one year at the Free Church College, Aberdeen.

Marriage
He married Jane Anne. She was born in Ireland about 1825.

Ministry
He served as tutor in New College, Edinburgh, for nine years. In 6th February, 1856, he was ordained to minister among the German population in and around Edinburgh. On 6th July, 1858, he was set apart by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh as a missionary to the Jews at Galatz, in “the Danubian Principalities”. Professor George Smeaton presided and preached on the occasion. In the evening of the same day, about a hundred of his friends assembled in the Upper Room of Queen Street Hall to commend him to the Divine protection in his new sphere of labour, and to express the respect and esteem which they entertain towards him.

He remained for two years in Galatz and then ministered in different places in Austria, Hungary, and Italy; then Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and London, England.

In 1869 he was nominated to the Professorship of Hebrew in the Aberdeen College, but was not appointed.

On 22nd November 1871, in Regent Square Church, London, England, he was inducted into the office of missionary to the Jews in London. He retired to Jersey in 1894.

Death
He died on 14th March, 1896, in Croville, Jersey, Channel Islands.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Sir William Stevenson Meyer born on 13th February, 1860. He married Mabel Henrietta Jackson on 1st June, 1895, in Bedford, England. She had been born in India – her father being a major in the Indian Army. He distinguished himself in the administration of India and rose to become High Commissioner of India. He collapsed and died on 19th October, 1922, in Westminster, London, England.

(2) Margaret Theodora Meyer born in September, 1862, in Ireland. She died in the 1st quarter of 1924 in Paddington, London, England – she suffered a collision with a bus while cycling. She was a famous mathematician and the first woman to be elected to the Royal Astronomical Society.

(3) Maximillan Julius Meyer born on 27th March, 1865, in Ancona, Italy. He died in the 4th quarter of 1917 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England.

(4) Rosamund Caroline Meyer born on 4th September, 1866, in Ancona, Italy. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1919 in Camberwell, London, England.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Theodore J. Meyer.

Wiki

Wiki

Stevengibbs

Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 7th February, 1856

The Aberdeen Journal, 5th April, 1865

The Belfast News-Letter, Belfast, Ireland, 17th September, 1866


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MICHIE, HENRY ESSON

Born at Birse, 1855. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Dunedin, New Zealand, 1881. Married, the same year, Margaret Laing. Translated, 1887, to Methlick; and, 1895, to Stonehaven.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.427

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register

He served in Methlick, Aberdeenshire; and Stonehaven, Kincardineshire.


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MILL, WILLIAM ALEXANDER, F.R.G.S.

Born at Thurso, 1864. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Summerton, Govan, 1892. Married, the same year, Isabelle Clunas.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.224

He served in Summerton, Govan, Glasgow.


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MILLAR, ANDREW GILMOUR, M.A.

Born at Gourock, 1857. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kincardine O’Neil, 1890.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.50

He served in Kincardine O’neil, Aberdeenshire.


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MILLAR, GEORGE

Born in the parish of Ardoch, 1804. Studied at the University, Glasgow. After receiving licence from the Presbytery of Auchterarder he acted for three years as chaplain on board one of the vessels of the Glasgow and Liverpool Steamship Company. Thereafter he laboured as missionary in Glasgow and in Perth, being prison chaplain in the latter city. Ordained, 1836, as the first minister of St. Leonard’s, Perth. Translated to Clunie, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1852, Helen H. Lowe. Retired, 1856. Died, 1869.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.153

He served in Clunie, Perthshire.

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


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MILLAR, GEORGE

Born in Fife. Studied at the Divinity Hall, United Presbyterian Church. Labouring for a time as missionary of the station of the United Presbyterian Church at Uphall, he was ordained there after the union of the station with that of the Free Church, 1898.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.515

He served in Uphall, West Lothian.

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MILLAR, PETER GIBSON

Born at Hamilton, 1821. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. After conducting mission work in Hamilton and Chapelton he was licensed by the Presbytery of Hamilton, 1852, and took charge of the station at Cambusnethan, where he was ordained, 1854. Married, 1859, Mary I. Bridges. Became senior minister, 1881. Died, 1892.


Supplementary Information

Peter Clark Gibson Miller

Background
He was born on 18th March, 1821, in Bothwell, Lanarkshire, the son of James Millar, surgeon, and Hamilton Gibson.

Education
He attended school in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1836, and studied divinity at Edinburgh University.

Marriage
He married Mary Innes Bridges on 20th December 1859, in Inveresk with Musselburgh, Midlothian. She was born on 18th April, 1820, in Edinburgh, the daughter of James Bridges, writer, and Jane McDonald.

Ministry
He served in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. On 13th September, 1881, William MacCallum Clow was inducted there as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died on 27th April, 1892, at his home, 5 West Savile Road, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1897 in Grange, Edinburgh. Despite loosing his fortune in the collapse of the Glasgow City Bank, he nevertheless left ₤1000 to be invested and the interest to be payable to the minister of Cambusnethan Free Church as a supplement to his stipend.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Peter Gibson Millar.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 27th December, 1897


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MILLER, ALEXANDER, D.D.

Born at Thurso, 1843. Brother of Principal William Miller. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Buckie, 1875.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.452

He served in Buckie, Banffshire.


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MILLER, ALEXANDER

Born in the parish of Dores, 1843. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkmichael, Banffshire, 1881. Translated to Renton, Gaelic, 1884. Married, the same year, Jane Sinclair. In 1891 Mr. Miller left for Canada, where he was settled at Mosa, Ontario.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.503

Background
He was born on 5th and baptized on 15th November, 1843, in Dores, Inverness-shire, the son of John Miller, mason, and Charlotte R. Morrison.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1876-80.

Marriage
He married Jean (or Jane) Sinclair in 1884 in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. She was born in Aberdeen on 24th June, 1861, the daughter of Colin Sinclair (and Catherine Finlayson) who was Free Church minister in Aberdeen till 1862 when he moved to Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. For some connections, see the Tulloch Falconer Tree.

Ministry
An Alexander Miller was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 12th May, 1880. He was ordained in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, on 2nd June, 1881; and was translated to Gaelic, Renton, Dunbartonshire, on 10th June, 1884. In 1901 he was living in Ashfield, Ontario, Canada.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Sources
Rootsweb

Minutes of the Free Presbytery of Dumbarton, NRS, CH3/80/2


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MILLER, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born in Lanarkshire, 1836. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Banchory-Ternan, 1885. Resigned, 1886.


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Background
The only relevant person of this name who graduated M.A. from Glasgow was one who graduated in 1880. He went on to be minister in St Andrew’s Church, Sydney, New South Wales, but he was already settled there by 1st October, 1885, and he was born in 1860, so he is not this man.

However, in the Presbytery records he is consistently referred to as Alexander Millar. The only relevant person of this name who graduated M.A. from Glasgow University graduated in 1879 and was designated a farmer of Huntly Farm, Longforgan. That person – the graduate who became a farmer – was actually born in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, on 30th March, 1857, the son of Robert Millar, farmer, and Helen (or Ellen) Shearer. From the 1881 census onwards he is on the family farm in Longforgan and becomes the farmer there on the death of his father. Family sources say that he was a minister and a farmer.

Marriage
Family sources say he was the Alexander Millar who married Isabella Banks Thomson in the 3rd quarter of 1906 in Lewisham, London, England. She was born in 1876 in St Clement, Dundee, the daughter of John Banks, potato merchant, and Jane Brown.

Ministry
He was probably the Alexander Millar, licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow on 5th December, 1883. According to Presbytery records he had been assistant to James Stalker, Kirkcaldy, for some time before being called unanimously to Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire. The call was dealt with by the Free Presbytery of Kincardine O’Neil on 27th January, 1885, and he was duly ordained there on 16th April, 1885, as colleague and successor to Robert Reid. He was then designated in the Presbytery record as “Alexander Millar, Kirkcaldy”. By 30th March, 1886, it is stated that he has been absent from duty for six weeks because of illness. A three months leave of absence was granted as a medical certificate from his father stated he would be unfit for duty for some time. On 4th May, 1886, his letter of resignation was considered on the grounds that he was suffering from “congestion of the brain”. He was given a month to reconsider and then his resignation was accepted on 10th June, 1886.

Death
Family sources say that he was the Alexander Millar who died in 1931 in Perth. Isabella Banks Thomson or Millar died in 1928 in St Mary, Dundee.

Family
They are said to have had issue:

(1) Alexander Thomson Millar born on 14 June, 1908, in Longforgan, Perthshire. He married Frances Macauley Fordyce on 19th September, 1936, in Partick, Glasgow. He was a chartered accountant. He died on 18th May, 1994, in Dundee.

(2) Marjorie Jeanette Millar born on 19th April, 1910, in Longforgan, Perthshire. She married John Cameron, farmer, on 18th December, 1940, in Fowlis, Angus. She died on 16th August, 1983, in Perth.

Sources
Banchory Ternan Free Church Kirk Session Minutes, NRS, CH3/1679/1/6-7

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

Werelate

Glasgow Herald, 23rd January, 1885


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MILLER, ANDREW THOMSON

Born at Shotts, 1856. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Townhill, Dunfermline, 1887. Married, 1891, Margaret B. Reid.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.355

He served in Town Hill, Dunfermline, Fife.


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MILLER, DAVID, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1857. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Stranraer, 1881.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.120


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MILLER, DONALD, D.D.

Born at Pittenweem, Fife, 1838. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Genoa, 1870. Married, 1876, Mary M. Wotherspoon. A distinctive feature of Dr. Miller’s service at Genoa was his work among the sailors of all nationalities who frequent the harbour of that Italian seaport.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.526


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MILLER, EBENEZER, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1799. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, besides attending Dr. Wardlaw’s Theological Institution in Glasgow. He spent four years as tutor in the Independent Seminary at Blackburn. Ordained, 1827, over the Independent congregation in Old Gravel Lane, London. In 1831 Mr. Miller became head of an institution connected with the London Missionary Society for the education of the sons of Independent ministers as missionaries. In 1839 he was called to the English congregation at Rotterdam. Admitted to the Free Church, 1846, and appointed missionary at Cape Town. Transferred to Bengal, 1850, and stationed at Chinsurah. Resigned, 1857. Died that year. Mr. Miller was twice married: his first wife died of cholera. In 1857 he married Mary Wilson.


Supplementary Information

Source
Chronicle  (Adelaide, South), 2nd March, 1929


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MILLER, EDWARD, M.A.

Born in Renfrewshire. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Newtyle, 1896. Married, 1898, Elizabeth Henderson, M.D.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.526

He served in Newtyle, Angus.


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MILLER, HUGH, M.A.

Born at Hamilton, 1855. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Shandon, 1882. Married, 1887, Annie S. Maclellan.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.276

He served in Shandon, Dunbartonshire, where he was ordained on 2nd May, 1883 (Minutes of Free Presbytery of Dumbarton, NRS, CH3/80/2 ).


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MILLER, JAMES

Born in the parish of Newtyle, 1777. Studied at the University, St. Andrews. He became assistant at Eassie, where, on the minister’s death, he was ordained, 1803. Married, 1806, Barbara Martin. Translated, 1827, to Monikie. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1845. Died, 1860.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.366

For some ministerial connections, see the Miller Martin Tree.

He served in Monikie, Angus.


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MILLER, JAMES

Born at Edinburgh, 1852. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Eyemouth, 1877. Married, the same year, Harriet E. A. Neilson; and, 1886, Margaret C. Wilson. Translated to Bridge of Allan, 1887.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.306

He served in Eyemouth, St. John’s, Berwickshire; and Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire.


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MILLER, JOHN

Studied at the Divinity Hall, Original Secession Church. Ordained at Toberdony, County Antrim, 1828. Joined the Free Church in 1852, but a large section of the congregation having declined to follow, the church of Toberdony was adjudged to them, and Mr. Miller’s adherents removed to Benvarden. Died, 1861.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.544


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MILLER, JOHN, M.A.

Born in Lanarkshire, 1835. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Duns, 1868. Married, 1875, Eliza W. Webster.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.69

He served in Duns, Boston Church, Berwickshire.


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MILLER, JOHN

Born at Kilmarnock, 1837. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Newton-on-Ayr, 1866.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.125

He served in Newton-on-Ayr, Ayr, Ayrshire.


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MILLER, JOHN

Born in Inverness-shire, 1850. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Caldercruix, 1893. Married Christina Younger.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.37

He served in Caldercruix, Lanarkshire.


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MILLER, JOHN

Born at Kilwinning, 1857. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Eyemouth, 1887. Married, 1890, Jane E. Laing; and, 1893, Jane B. Murray.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.70

He served in Eyemouth, St. John’s, Berwickshire.


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MILLER, JOHN FRAME, M.A.

Born at Shotts, 1860. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Millerston, Glasgow, 1893. Married, the same year, Isabella Colquhoun.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.264

He served in Millerston, Glasgow.


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MILLER, JOHN HARRY, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1869. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Elie, 1895. Married, 1899, Marie de Joannis.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.24

He served in Elie, Fife.


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MILLER, JOHN STEVENS

Born in 1826. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, completing his course under the superintendence of the Presbytery of Melbourne. For three years Mr. Miller was teacher in the Free Church Academy at Falmouth, Jamaica, to which he had been appointed by the Colonial Committee; and for other three years he taught a school in Victoria. He acted as interim Principal of the Scots College, Melbourne. He was inspector of schools in Victoria from 1857 to 1862, when he became Principal of Yarra Lodge Academy, Melbourne. Married, 1860, Annie Jack. Returned to Scotland, 1868. Admitted a probationer of the Free Church, 1869. Ordained at Shrewsbury, 1872. Returned to Australia, 1873, and was again engaged in educational work. Returned to Scotland, 1878. Settled at Humbie, 1880. Resigned, 1884.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 11th and baptized on 22nd October, 1826, in Ayr, the son of John Miller and Campbell Stevens.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1852-54.

Marriage
He married Annie Jack in 1860 in Victoria. She was born on 6th October, 1822, in Fordyce, Banffshire, the daughter of Jacob Jack, merchant, and Elspet Maclean. Her sister, Cameron Jack, married James Allan, parish minister of Marnoch, Banffshire (see FES, Vol.6, p.325: it was in the Marnoch Manse that John Stevens Miller died.)

Ministry
He taught for three years at the Free Church of Scotland Academy in Falmouth, Jamaica. He then went to Victoria where he taught in Euroke, 1854-56; was acting rector in Scotch College, Melbourne, 1856-57; was Inspector of Schools, 1857-62; Principal of Yarra Lodge Academy, 1862-68.

He was licensed by the Presbyterian Church of Victoria on 3rd April, 1866, and, after further studies, was admitted as a Probationer of the Free Church of Scotland in 1869. He was ordained as a minister of the Presbyterian Church of England, in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, and served there 1872-73. He returned to work in Victoria as a home missionary 1873-77. He was teaching in Scotland, and was accepted as a minister of the Free Church by the General Assembly in June, 1879. Finally he was settled as a minister in Humbie, East Lothian, on 26th October, 1880. On 5th May, 1884, he resigned his charge on account of ill health.

Death
He died on 16th November, 1886, at the Manse of Marnoch, Banffshire. His wife died on 14th June, 1876, at Toorak College, Melbourne, Victoria.

Family
There is no clear evidence of their having any issue.

Sources
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria), Friday, 31st December, 1886

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 31st August, 1876

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 3rd June, 1879


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MILLER, PATRICK LESLIE

Born, 1812. Ordained at Wallacetown, Dundee, 1840. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. In 1845 Mr. Miller was one of the Free Church deputies to Canada. Translated, 1847, to Newcastle. Died, 1866.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.341

He served in Baxter Park, Wallacetown, Dundee.


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MILLER, SAMUEL, D.D.

Born, 1810. Son of Rev. James Miller, Monikie. Studied at the University, St. Andrews. Ordained at Monifieth, 1835. Married, 1840, Thomasina Ireland. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to St. Matthew’s, Glasgow. Became senior minister, 1875. Died, 1881.

Publication.—Posthumous.—Memorials of the Rev. Samuel Miller, D.D. With a Biographical Sketch by the Rev. Thomas Smith, D.D.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.363

For some ministerial connections, see the Miller Martin Tree.

He served in Monifieth, Angus; and St. Matthew’s, Glasgow.

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


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MILLER, WILLIAM

Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1849, on appointment by the Colonial Committee to Victoria. Settled at Knox’s Church, Melbourne. Dissatisfied with the union of the Presbyterian Churches in Victoria effected in 1859, he, along with three other ministers, formed what they called “The Free Presbyterian Church of Victoria.” Resigned, 1865.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born or baptized on 4th August, 1815, in East Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, the son of John Miller and Isabella Wilson.

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

Marriage
He married Mary Brisbane in March, 1851, the marriage being recorded on the 21st in West Calder, Midlothian, and on the 30th in Barony, Glasgow. She was born on 2nd September, 1818, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the daughter of William Brisbane and Janet Cochrane. She was an industrial school teacher at the time of her marriage.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Linlithgow on 14th August, 1849, and was ordained for Melbourne, Victoria, on 17th April, 1851. He arrived there on 11th September; was received by the Free Presbyterian Church of Victoria on 22nd September, and was inducted into the charge of John Knox Church, Melbourne, on 16th December, 1851, where he continued till 1864. He then served in the English Presbyterian Church, St Helen’s, Lancashire, England. He was settled there before November, 1868.

Death
He died on 10th August, 1874, at the Railway Station, Callander, Perthshire, of angina pectoris (Registration: 1874 336/ 22 Callander). He was then a minister of the English Presbyterian Church. His wife died in 1894 in Kinning Park, Glasgow.

Family
There is no evidence that they had any family.

Sources
Knoxpcea

Wiki

Liverpool Mercury, Lancashire, England, 5th November, 1868

PS
The census of 1851 was taken on the night of 30th March – this couple were married on 30th March, 1851. But, if our identification is correct, she undoubtedly appears in her mother’s home under her maiden name and unmarried. This may be because the census forms were distributed before the census date and only collected and checked on 31st March. We must however remember that the dates given in these records is the date of the marriage banns rather than of the marriage itself.


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MILLER, WILLIAM, D.D. (Edinburgh), LL.D., C.I.E.

Born at Thurso, 1838. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, University and New College, Edinburgh. Appointed missionary to Madras, 1862. As Principal of the Christian College in Madras, Dr. Miller took a foremost place in educational matters in India, and in 1893 was made a member of the legislative Council of the Madras Presidency. He was Moderator of the General Assembly in 1896.

Publications.—Indian Missions, and How to View Them. Lectures to Educated Hindus. The Least of all Lands; or. The Topography of Palestine. Gideon. The Plan of History. Our Scandinavian Forefathers. Christianity and Education in South India. Shakespeare’s Coriolanus and Present-day Indian Politics.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.544

For some connections, see the Tulloch Falconer Tree.


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MILLER, WILLIAM DOUGLAS, M.A.

Born in Ayrshire. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dunipace, 1895. Married, the following year, Agnes Cameron Adam.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.245

He served in Dunipace, Stirlingshire.


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MILLER, WILLIAM DUNCAN, M.B., C.M.

Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. By authority of the General Assembly, 1895, he was ordained medical missionary in connection with the Keith-Falconer Mission in Southern Arabia. Married, 1896, Griselda Balfour. [List of missionaries says he was invalided 1897.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 7th June, 1868 in Rhu, Dunbartonshire, the son of James Miller and Margaret Love.

Education
He graduated M.B., C.M., from Glasgow University in 1895.

Marriage
He married Griselda Balfour in 1896 in Maryhill, Glasgow. She was born on 19th November, 1869, in Anderston, Glasgow, the daughter of Alexander Balfour and Marion Paterson McCann.

Death
There was a Griselda Miller who died in the 3rd quarter of 1897 in Pancras, London, England, aged 28.


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MILLER, WILLIAM JOHN, M.A.

Born at Fort William, 1854. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tillicoultry, 1880. Died, 1890.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 21st November, 1854, in Fort William, Kilmallie, Inverness-shire, the son of Allan Miller and Mary Taylor.

Education
He attended the local school. He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1876 and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1875-79. He then spent some time traveling on the continent.

Ministry
After being licensed, he was for a time assistant to Thomas Main of St Mary’s, Edinburgh. He was ordained in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, in September, 1880.

Death
He died on 29th January, 1890, in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire.

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


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MILLIGAN, ROBERT

Born at Dumfries, 1836. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Wolflee, 1863. Married, the same year, Mary Spears. Translated to Chalmers’ Church, Dundee, 1871. On 22nd August, 1888, Mr. Milligan was drowned while bathing at Montrose.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 26th September, 1836, in Dumfries, the son of William Milligan and Jane Berwick.

Education
He attended a school locally. He studied the Arts programme in Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1857-61.

Marriage
He married Mary Spiers on 11th August, 1863, in Dumfries. She was born on 24th January and baptized on 12th March, 1839, in Gorbals, Glasgow, the daughter of John Spiers and Amelia Baxter.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1861 and worked in Dumfries before being ordained in Wolflee, Roxburghshire, on 22nd April, 1863. He was translated to Chalmers, Dundee in 1871.

Death
He died by drowning on 22nd August, 1888, in Montrose, Angus, where he was on holiday with his family. His wife died on 27th October, 1906, in Chorlton, Lancashire, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jane Milligan born on 17th July, 1865, in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. She married Robert White in July, 1906, in Chorlton, Lancashire, England.

(2) Amelia Baxter Milligan born on 2nd November, 1867, in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. She married Carl Ludwig (Charles Louis) Arter of Zurich, Switzerland, in the first quarter of 1901 in Lewisham. London, England. They settled in Teheran, Persia. She is said to have died there on 8th July, 1904.

(3) Phebe Milligan born on 12th February, 1869, in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. She married Frederick Arthur Taylor in the 2nd quarter of 1900 in Lewisham, London, England. He was a Presbyterian minister.

(4) William Milligan born on 8th January, 1874, in Dundee. There are apparently conflicting reports about this man: it is claimed that he is a William Harrison Milligan who served in the Canadian forces in WW1. His next of kin was Mrs Marie Milligan and they lived in Stettler, Alberta, Canada.

There is also a report that he married Maria Arter of Zurich, Switzerland, in Persia.

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

History of the families Millingas and Millanges of Saxony and Normandy

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 24thJanuary, 1877

The Leeds Mercury, Yorkshire, England, 23rd August, 1888


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MILLINGEN, ALEXANDER VAN

Born at Constantinople, 1840. Son of Dr. Julius M. van Millingen. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Genoa, 1868. Translated, 1869, to Union Church, Pera, Constantinople; and, 1878, became Professor of English Literature in the Robert College, Constantinople. Married, 1878, Antoinette Cora Welch Thomson; and, 1895, Frances E. H. Mackenzie.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in Constantinople, Turkey, about 1840, the son of Julius Michael Millingen, court physician to the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, and his wife Zafira Ralli. His half brother Julius Robertson van Millingen married, firstly, Marianne Georgina Brown Douglas, sister of William Henry Brown Douglas, a Free Church minister; and secondly, Florence Parker Duncan, the daughter of John Henry Hill Duncan, and grandson of William Wallace Duncan, a Free Church minister.

Education
He was educated at Malta Protestant College; and Blair Lodge Academy, Polmont, Stirlingshire. He graduated from Edinburgh University B.A. in 1861 and M.A. in 1862; and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1862-66. He received an honorary D.D. degree from both St Andrews University, Fife, and Knox College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dunkeld in 1866. At the time of his second marriage he was professor of literature in Robert College, Constantinople.

Other
He was an outstanding scholar in the field of Byzantine antiquities.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Cora Antoinette Welch on 16th July, 1879. She was originally from New Haven, Connecticut, USA, the daughter of Harmanus Madison Welch and Antoinette Pierce. She was the widow of Truman Tomson, whom she had married in 1866.

(2) Frances Elizabeth Hope Mackenzie on 14th September, 1895, in St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh (Registration: 1895 685/1 386 St George). She was the daughter of Henry Somerset Mackenzie, Judge, HEICS, and Frances Moore Addicock, born on 1st July, 1870, at Woodlane Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall, England. At the time of her marriage she resided at 16 Moray Place, Edinburgh.

Death
He died on 7th September, 1915, in Tonbridge, Kent, England. His address was Jervis Wood, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells; and he left an estate worth £5195/18/1. His first wife died on 22nd November, 1892, at sea, in the Mediterranean. His second wife died in the 4th quarter of 1929, in Barnet. London, England.

Family
Perhaps he had family by his first wife. But he had the following by his second wife:

(1) Charles Alexander Mackenzie van Millingen born 1897 in Constantinople. He married Marjorie Elizabeth Boardman. He served in the Rifle Brigade and was awarded the Military Cross. He died at the Anglo-Swiss Hospital in Alexandria, Egypt, on 19th June, 1927.

(2) Evelyn van Millingen born in 1901 in Constantinople. He died in the 4th quarter of 1957 in Lambeth, London, England. He is said to have married Kathleen Maude Jackson.

(3) There was presumably at least one other son for Charles van Millingen is referred to as the “elder son”.

Sources
Wiki

Kingscollections

Library

Geni.com

Levantineheritage

Ucistanbul

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 2md November, 1917, p.4.


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MILLS, GEORGE, M.A.

Born in Aberdeenshire, 1823. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkpatrick-Fleming, 1857. Died, 1886.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 6th October, 1824, in Echt, Aberdeenshire, the son of Peter Mills and Ann Gibbon.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1853-55.

Ministry
He was ordained in Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfries-shire, in 1857. He had been unwell for some time prior to his death and had been given permission to have the services of an unordained assistant.

Death
He died on 26th December, 1886, at the Free Church Manse, Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfries-shire. He was “characterised by evangelical preaching and a zealous discharge of duty”.

Family
He seems not to have married. His mother was with him till at least 1871.

Source
Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 4th January, 1887.


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MILNE, ALEXANDER WATSON

Born, 1819. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Canonbie, 1848. Married, the same year, Jessie Kidd. Died, 1885.


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Background
He was born (or baptised) on 4th January, 1818, in Leith, Edinburgh, the son of John Milne, plasterer, and Christine Watson.

Marriage
He married Jessie Scott Kidd on 20th September, 1848. She was born (or baptised) on 31st May, 1820, in Dundee. Both her birth and marriage are recorded under the name Janet Kidd. In her death record, she is Jessie Scott Kidd, as in most of the censuses.

Ministry
He was ordained in Canonbie, Dumfries-shire in August, 1848. A tablet was placed in the vestibule of the church stating that he was the chief means of getting the church and manse erected. The pulpit Bible bears a silver plate having an inscription that it was presented to him by the ladies of Grand Street Presbyterian Church, New York, in 1853. Latterly he was assisted by John Smith Wilson who eventually succeeded him in the charge.

Death
He died on 1st July, 1885, at the Free Church Manse, Canonbie, Dumfries-shire, of softening of the brain (Registration: 1885 814/ 18 Canonbie). His wife died on 10th June, 1909, at Blantyre Terrace, Edinburgh, of senile decay (Registration: 1909 685/6 514 Morningside).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Watson Milne born on 14th July, 1849, in Canonbie, Dumfries-shire. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University.

(2) Thomas Kidd Milne born on 17th September, 1851, in Canonbie, Dumfries-shire.

(3) Jane Guild Milne born on 31st March, 1853, in Canonbie, Dumfries-shire. She died on 9th January, 1942, at 3 Howard Place, Edinburgh,

(4) Christina Watson Milne born on 10th June, 1855, in Canonbie, Dumfries-shire. She died in 1918 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Sources
Hyslop, John and Hyslop, Robert, Langholm as it was, p.521

The Standard, London, England, 21st September, 1871, p.3

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 12th January, 1942, p.6


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MILNE, GEORGE

Born at Lochee, 1844. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Wilson Territorial Church, Dundee, 1876. [It is not clear which church that is and this ministry is not recorded in Vol. 2] Married, 1877, Margaret S. Simpson. Translated, 1879, to Alloa, East; and, 1885, to St. Mark’s, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.249

He served in East, Alloa, Clackmannanshire; and St. Mark’s, Glasgow


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MILNE, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Peterhead, 1807. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen. After receiving licence Mr. Milne held the Evening Lectureship at Gilcomston Church, Aberdeen. Ordained at St. Leonard’s, Perth, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1853, to Calcutta (European congregation). Returned to this country, 1858, and again settled in St. Leonard’s, Perth. Married, 1847, Robina Stuart; and, 1853, Barbara Nicolson. Became senior minister, 1860. Died, 1868.

Publication.—Gatherings from a Ministry. Posthumous.—Life of the Rev. J. Milne of Perth. By Horatius Bonar, D.D., 1868.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.239

He served in St. Leonard’s, Perth.

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


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MILNE, WILLIAM

Born at Slains, 1829. Studied at King’s College and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Auchterarder, 1858. Married, 1859, Elsie E. Thomson. Translated, 1874, to Calcutta (European congregation); and to Montreux, 1891.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.528

He served in Auchterarder, Perthshire.


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MILNE, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1833. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Braco, 1860. Died, 1892.


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Background
He was born about 1833 in Aberdeen, the son of William Milne, hat manufacturer, and Isabella Craig. His birth (or baptism) seems to have been recorded in Aberdeen on 15th September, 1833, where, however, his mother’s name seems to be Craighad. But her death record has Craig.

Ministry
He served as assistant in Fordoun, Kincardineshire, and in Marnoch, Banff. He was called to Braco (Ardoch), Perthshire, in January, 1860, and ordained there shortly thereafter. In October, 1891, he was given three months’ leave of absence on health grounds.

Death
He died on 6th August, 1892, at the Free Church Manse, Ardoch, Perthshire, of heart disease (Registration: 1892 328/B 16 Ardoch)

Family
He never married – his mother still being with him up till at least 1891.

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

The Caledonian Mercury and Daily Express, Edinburgh, 18th January, 1860

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 8th October, 1891


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MILNE, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Strichen, 1835. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1864, at Invertiel, Kirkcaldy. Married, the same year, Susan A. Hastings; and, 1878, Ann H. Johnstone.


Supplementary Information

William Bruce Milne

FUFC, p.362

He served in Invertiel, Kirkcaldy, Fife.


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MILROY, ANDREW

Born at Edinburgh, 1801. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Crailing, Roxburghshire, 1829. Married, the same year, Margaret Bryce. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to Henderson Church (later the Free Tron), Edinburgh. Became senior minister, 1864. Died, 1873.

Publication.—Posthumous.—Memorials of a Quiet Ministry : Being the Life and Letters of Andrew Milroy. By his son, A. W. Milroy, M.A.(Oxon).


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.109

He served in Crailing, Roxburghshire; and Tron, Edinburgh.

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


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MILROY, WILLIAM, B.A.

Born in 1831. Studied at the University, Toronto, and Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Scaurbridge, 1862. Married, 1867, Eliza M’T. Cunningham. Joined the Free Church at the union in 1876. In 1891 he became clerk of Presbytery. Died, 1893.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.23

He served in Penpont—West, Dumfries-shire.


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MINTO, PATRICK WOOD

Born at Alloa, 1840. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Inverurie, 1868. Married, the same year, Mary Isabella Minto; and, 1891, Isabella Fraser. Became minister at Cannes, France, 1885.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.526

He served in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.


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MINTY, GEORGE CUMMING

Born in Aberdeenshire, 1831. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Cambuslang, 1859. Married, 1860, Caroline E. Hood. Left for Victoria, 1862. Settled at Chiltern, 1863; and at Newstead, 1867. Resigned, 1870.


Supplementary Information

George Cummings Minty

Background
He was born on 15th June, 1832, in Aberdeen, the son of James Minty and Ann Thomson.

Marriage
He married Caroline Elizabeth Hird on 21st June, 1860, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen. She was born on 15th February and baptized on 7th May, 1834, in Manningham, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, the daughter of Sutcliffe Hird, comber, and his wife Sarah.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Aberdeen on 4th August, 1857. He was minister in Cambuslang, Glasgow, 1859-62. He was received by the Presbytery of Melbourne, Victoria, on 5th November, 1862. In the Presbyterian Church of Victoria he was inducted in Chiltern on 12th February, 1863, and continued there till 12th February, 1866. He served in Newstead from 26th March, 1867, till 18th October, 1870, when he resigned. He was suspended sine die on 5th June, 1871, for intemperance.

Death
He died on 3rd September, 1885, in Melbourne, Victoria. His wife died in 1870 in Victoria.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James George Minty born on 16th March, 1861, in Cambuslang, Glasgow. He married Emily Williamson in 1882 in Victoria. He died on 25th August, 1936, in Victoria.

(2) Joseph Hird Minty born in 1863 in Chiltern, Victoria. He died there that year.

(3) William Hird Minty born in 1864 in Chiltern, Victoria. He died in 1909 in Kenmore Hills, Victoria.

(4) Caroline Turner Minty born in 1866 in Williamstown, Victoria. She married Theodore William Kross in 1887 in Victoria. Caroline Minty or Cross died in 1928 in Victoria.

(5) Eliza Minty born in 1868 in Newstead, Victoria. She died there that year.

Sources
Ancientfaces

The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 23rd January, 1863


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MITCHELL, ALEXANDER

Born at Clatt, Aberdeenshire, 1850. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kinghorn, Ladyburn, 1886. Married, 1887, Margaret R. Robertson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.360 (twice)

He served in Kinghorn, Fife.


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MITCHELL, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Avoch, 1855. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Linlithgow, 1883.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.52

He served in Linlithgow, West Lothian.


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MITCHELL, ALEXANDER S., M.A.

Born in Aberdeenshire, 1831. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Orwell (Milnathort), 1859. Married, 1860, Catherine M. M’Gregor; and, afterwards, Ann W. Inglis. Died, 1882.


Supplementary Information

Alexander Smith Mitchell

Background
He was born (or baptised) on 26th April, 1832, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the son of John Mitchell, builder, and Margaret Ross.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Catherine MacGregor on 7th January, 1860, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She was baptized on 26th June, 1834, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the daughter of Duncan MacGregor, silk manufacturer, and Esther Henderson.

(2) Ann Wemyss Inglis on 15th December, 1869, in Leuchars, Fife (Registrtion: 1869 445/ 9 Leuchars). She was born on 11th and baptized on 30th November, 1836, in Moonzie, Fife, the daughter of Henry Inglis, proprietor, and Ann Thomson.

Ministry
He served in Orwell (Milnathort), Kinross-shire.

Death
He died suddenly on 17th June, 1882, at the Free Church Manse, Milnathort, Orwell, Kinross-shire. Catherine MacGregor or Mitchell died there in 1867. Ann Wemyss Inglis died in 1924 in Forgan, Fife.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) John Mitchell born on 23rd January, 1861, in Orwell, Kinross-shire. He was in Bombay, India, when his father died.

(2) Duncan MacGregor Mitchell born on 1st February, 1863, in Orwell, Kinross-shire. He married Ann Stewart in 1896 in Forfar, Angus. He died in 1940 in Fordoun, Kincardineshire.

(3) Alexander Ross Mitchell born on 21st February, 1865, in Orwell, Kinross-shire. He married Laura Backhouse in the 3rd quarter of 1893 in Holborn, London, England.  He was of the Grange Hotel, Harrogate, Yorkshire, and died on 28th July, 1946, in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England.

(4) Patrick MacGregor Mitchell born on 27th March, 1867, in Orwell, Kinross-shire. He died there that same year.

And by his second wife:

(5) Robert Thomson Mitchell born on 18th February, 1871, in Orwell, Kinross-shire. He married Alexandrina Fergusson. He died in 1963 in Kilmany, Fife. A monument to his family was erected in the cemetery in Cupar, Fife (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=114633976)

(6) Mary Wemyss Mitchell born on 19th October, 1873, in Orwell, Kinross-shire. She died in 1951 in Glenisla, Angus.

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


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MITCHELL, DAVID

Born at Madderty, 1797. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. For some time Mr. Mitchell acted as missionary in Edinburgh, and also at Pulteneytown. Ordained at St. Luke’s, Glasgow, 1843. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Young, and, 1859, Marion Wilson. Became senior minister, 1867. Died, 1882.

Publications. — Christian Fidelity in the House of Mourning. Prophetical Utterances and their Accomplishment.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.131

“David Mitchell, Wick” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church.

He served in St. Luke’s, Glasgow.

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


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MITCHELL, DAVID

Born at Aberdeen, 1806. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. He signed the Probationers’ Resolutions in 1843. Laboured as missionary, and subsequently as chaplain in Aberdeen. Ordained at Blairdaff, Aberdeenshire, 1843. Married, 1861, Jane Rothnie. For some years was clerk of the Free Church Presbytery of Garioch. Died, 1876.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.148

“David Mitchell, Blairdaff” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Blairdaff, Aberdeenshire.

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


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MITCHELL, DAVID

Born at Almondbank, Perthshire, 1847. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkurd, Peeblesshire, 1877. Married, 1886, Mary E. Middleton. Died, 1896.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 8th January, 1847, at Almond Bank, Methven, Perthshire, the son of David Mitchell and Elizabeth Laing. His father died while he was young and his mother moved with the family first to Pitcairngreen, then to Perth, and finally to Edinburgh. He was a grocer’s apprentice before commencing his studies.

Education
He took his Arts course in Edinburgh and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1873-77.

Marriage
He married Mary Elizabeth Middleton in 1886 in Muiravonside, Stirlingshire. She was born on 19th September, 1860, in Blythswood, Glasgow, the daughter of George Marshall Middleton and Jessie Paterson. George Middleton was a United Presbyterian minister in Kinross and Glasgow (see Small, History, Vol.2, p.64) and brother of R.T. Middleton, M.P.

Ministry
He worked in Free St Stephen’s and Stockbridge as a student missionary. He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 16th May, 1877. He served as an assistant to James Hood Wilson in the Barclay Church, Edinburgh, before ordination in Kirkurd, Peebles-shire, in 1877. He received various calls while in Kirkurd: to be colleague and successor to David Thorburn, South Leith, Edinburgh, in 1880; to North Bute in 1887; and to Gorbals, Glasgow, in 1894 – but he remained in Kirkurd.

Death
He died on 7th June, 1896, at Minden – the home of his friend Mr Henry Ballantyne in Peebles. He had preached twice that day – once in Kirkurd and once in Peebles, and had stayed on till the evening to attend a public meeting there. While driving home, his horse shied; he was then taken ill and they returned to Peebles, where he died – of longstanding heart trouble. He was buried in Kirkurd churchyard on 11th June. “As a preacher he was very popular, and was a very fluent and racy platform speaker. He took an active part in political affairs. As a Liberal he was well known beyond the bounds of the Peebles-shire.” His wife died in 1925 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) David Cecil Mitchell born about 1887 in Newlands, Peebles-shire. He was for a time an army chaplain, and minister in Peebles. See FUFC, p.416.

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

Historyofpeebles

Discovery

Glasgow Herald, 5th September, 1894; 9th June, 1896


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MITCHELL, DAVID GIBB

Born in Kincardineshire, 1862. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cramond, 1890. Married, 1899, Anna M. Pirie.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.2

He served in Cramond, Edinburgh.


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MITCHELL, HUGH, LL.D.

Born at Aberdeen, 1822. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and completed his course in connection with the Free Church. Ordained, 1848, at Craig (Ferryden). Married, 1888, Christian B. Smith. Dr. Mitchell was an ardent student of science, specially of geology. His collection of fossils is now in the Natural History Department of the British Museum, and the names of his specimens occupy nearly seven pages of the catalogue. Became senior minister, 1893. Died, 1894.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 19th June, 1822, in Aberdeen, son of Thomas Mitchell and Rachel Morren. His father was manager of Blackie Brothers, Engineers.

Education
He was educated privately and then at Aberdeen Grammar School. He studied at Aberdeen University and graduated M.A. in 1841. He was half way through his Divinity course when the Disruption took place. He received the LL.D. degree from Aberdeen University in 1874 in recognition of his studies in Geology.

Marriage
He married Christian Birnie Smith in 1888 in Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen. She was born about 1841 in New Machar, Aberdeen, the daughter of George Smith, master shoemaker, and Christian Jamieson.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1845 by the Free Presbytery of Aberdeen. He served in various places as assistant till being ordained in Craig, Angus, in 1848. He was for years Clerk to both the Synod of Angus and Mearns, and the Presbytery of Brechin. On 28th September, 1893, George Williams was ordained there as his colleague and successor and he then moved to Aberdeen.

Death
He died on 10th November, 1894, at his home in King Street Road, Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, and he was buried in St Peter’s Cemetery there. He was “a very hard working and enthusiastic psator”. His wife died in 1931 in Glengairn, Aberdeenshire.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

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

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 12th November, 1894; 15th November, 1894


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MITCHELL, JAMES

Born near Stirling, 1800. Ordained, 1822, as an agent of the Scottish Missionary Society, and stationed at Bankote, sixty miles south of Bombay. In 1835 he, along with other missionaries of the Society, became an agent of the Church of Scotland Mission. As a missionary of the Free Church he laboured in the Poona district. Died, 1866.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.702

For some family connections, see the Shaw Tree.

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


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MITCHELL, JOHN

Born at Edinburgh, 1842. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lauder, 1873. Died, 1882.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1842 in Edinburgh, the son of Robert Mitchell, surveyor, gas light company, and Isabella Glover.

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

Ministry
A John Mitchell was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 30th June, 1869. He was ordained in Lauder, Berwickshire, in 1873, as colleague and successor to Thomas Waters, who died in 1876.

Death
He died in 1882 in Lauder, Berwickshire.


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MITCHELL, JOHN MURRAY, LL.D. (Aberdeen)

Born at Aberdeen, 1815. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1838, missionary to Western India. Married, 1842, Maria H. M. Flyter. In 1863 the illness of Mrs. Mitchell led to retirement from India and to his settlement at Broughty-Ferry, East. In 1867 death and sickness in the missionary staff at Calcutta led Dr. Mitchell to resign his home charge and go out to the Indian capital, where he became Principal of Duff College. During the seven years of his second stay in the East, Dr. Mitchell rendered important service to the educated portion of the community. He also aided in founding the Nagpur and Jalna Bethel Missions, and in consolidating the mission to the Santals. Dr. Mitchell left India in January 1875. In 1883 he took charge of the winter services at Cannes, and thereafter he conducted those at Nice for upwards of ten years. In 1900 Dr. Mitchell was present at the great Union Assembly in the Edinburgh Waverley Market, when to him was assigned the honour of moving the adoption of the Uniting Act. Dr. Mitchell was an accomplished scholar in the Marathi, Sanscrit, Zend, and Persian languages. For many years he acted as Government Civil Service examiner in the first-named tongue.

Publications.— Life of Robert Nesbit. Letters to Indian Youth. Hinduism, Past and Present. Elements of Christian Truth. In Western India: Recollections of My Early Missionary Life. Foreign Missions of the Protestant Churches.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.702

FUFC, p.528

For family connections, see the Bayne Tree.


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MITCHELL, ROBERT, B.D.

Born in Aberdeenshire. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Low Waters, Hamilton, 1897.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.385

He served in Low Waters, Hamilton, Lanarkshire.


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MITCHELL, ROBERT ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Nairn, 1837. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, and University, Berlin. Ordained at Carnbee, 1864. Translated, 1869, to East Kilbride. Married, 1872, Agnes Young. Translated, 1877, to Gilcomston, Aberdeen. Died, 1897.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 6th February and baptized on 18th March, 1837, in Nairn, the son of Lewis Dunbar Mitchell, an officer in the Royal Navy, and Amelia Falconer. Lewis Dunbar Mitchell was a son of Donald Mitchell, minister of Ardclach, Nairnshire (FES, Vol.6, p.431); and brother of Donald Mitchell missionary to India (FES, Vol.7, p.701).

Education
He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1859 and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1857-62. He studied on the continent under Lange, Ritschl and Dorner.

Marriage
He married Agnes Young on 10th April, 1872, at the Presbyterian Church, Regent Square, London, England. She was born on 2nd August, 1849, in London, England, and was baptized in Regent Square Presbyterian Church, there, the daughter of Adam Young and Jessie Campbell. Adam Young was, at the time of his daughter’s marriage, Secretary to the Board of Inland Revenue, and resided at 13 Richmond Crecent.

Ministry
A Robert Mitchell was licensed by the Presbytery of Edinburgh on 14th July, 1864. He was for a time assistant to Robert Smith Candlish, minister of Free St George’s, Edinburgh. He was ordained in Carnbee, Fife, on 17th November, 1864. He was translated to East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, on 4th February, 1869. He was translated to Gilcomston, Aberdeen in 1877 as colleague and successor to Walter McGilvray, who died in 1880.

Death
He died on 31st October, 1897, in Old Machar, Aberdeen.

Publications
He published a few sermons: see World Catalogue of Books

Family
They had an adopted daughter. She was born Berta Scott Proctor in 1881 in Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire. In 1911 she was living in London, England – a governess. She married Harold Price in the 2nd quarter of 1917 in Islington, London, England.

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

The Morning Post, London, England, 13th April, 1872, p.7


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MITCHELL, THOMAS

Born in Ayrshire, 1863. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Cowdenbeath, 1896. Married, the same year, Margaret Towers Marshall.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.232

He served in Cowdenbeath, Fife.


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MITCHELL, WILLIAM CHISHOLM, M.A.

Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Greenock, North, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.50

He served in North, Greenock, Renfrewshire.


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MITCHELL, WILLIAM KINNAIRD

Born, 1827. Son of the Rev. J. Mitchell, Poona. Ordained missionary to Poona, 1852. Married, the same year, Mary MacLeod Mackenzie. By medical orders Mr. Mitchell returned to Europe, 1857. Settled at Cluny, 1859. Retired, 1871. Died, 1876.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in 1827 in Bankote, India, the son of James Mitchell, missionary, and Jessie Kinnaird. In his memoir of Rev. David Simpson, Mitchell says that this David Simpson is his uncle.

The most likely explanation of this relationship is that David Simpson married Jane Kinnaird from Edinburgh in 1825. A James Mitchell married Jessie Kinnaird in Edinburgh in 1822. If these women were sisters and James Mitchell is the Indian missionary then David Simpson is William Kinnaird Mitchell’s uncle by marriage.

However, the difficulty is that FES says that James Mitchell’s first wife was called Margaret.

On the other hand, FES is not infallible, and The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany, Volume 8, gives this death notice in 1832: “At the parsonage, Dapooly, Jessie, wife of the Rev. James Mitchell, of the Scottish mission, Bankote, aged 34.” Hence we can say that the sister of Jessie Kinnaird, William Kinnaird Mitchell’s mother, married David Simpson.

For some family connections, see the Shaw Tree.

Education
A William Kinnaird Mitchell enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1845-46; and 1857-60.

Marriage
He married Mary Macleod Mackenzie on 8th August, 1852, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was born on 2nd and baptized on 16th May, 1830, in Elgin, Moray, the daughter of Malcolm Mackenzie and Eliza Mitchell.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Aberdeen in 1850. He served in Cluny, Aberdeenshire.

Death
He died on 1st June, 1876, at his home, 4 Lindsay Place, Edinburgh (Registration: 1876 685/4 353 St Giles). His wife died on 14th March, 1873, at 14 Craigie Terrace, Edinburgh.

Publication
Rev. David Simpson, A.M., minister of Trinity Free Church, Aberdeen, A. and R. Milne, Aberdeen, 1865.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Elisa M. Mitchell born about 1853 in India.

(2) Mary Jane Simpson Mitchell born about 1855 in Poona, India. She married Duncan Stewart, a Free Church minister, in 1890 in Hawick, Roxburghshire. She died in 1922 in Rubislaw, Aberdeen.

(3) James Henry Micthell born on 9th October, 1858, in Old Machar, Aberdeen.

(4) Davinia Simpson Mitchell born on 5th January, 1863, in Cluny, Aberdeenshire. She died in 1942 in Haymarket, Edinburgh.

Source
The Dundee Courier & Argus, 17th March, 1873


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MITCHELL, WILLIAM LAMB

Born at Glenisla, 1803. Studied at the University, St. Andrews. Licensed by the Presbytery of Meigle, 1832, he became town missionary in Dundee. Ordained, 1838, at Holburn, Aberdeen. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1874. Died, 1880.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.10

He served in Holburn, Aberdeen.

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


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MOFFAT, WILLIAM

Born at Kirkintilloch, 1810. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Cairnie, 1843. Became senior minister, 1885. Died, 1886.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 7th July, 1810, in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, the son of Thomas Moffat, spirit merchant, and Margaret Duncan.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1825.

Ministry
He served in Cairnie, Aberdeenshire. On 25th June, 1886, George Watson Alison was ordained there as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died on 15th September, 1886, at 20 Ibrox Terrace, Govan, Glasgow. After his death, in 1892, a legal action was raised by his Trustees in connection with coaled mined on his land in Kirkintilloch. The mining company paid £1,000 in settlement of the claim.

Family
There is no evidence that he married.

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

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 7th January, 1892, p.3


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MOFFAT, WILLIAM

Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained as missionary to Madras, 1854. Married, 1858, Eliza Moffat. Died, 1859.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 10th August, 1823, in Wanlockhead, Dumfries-shire, the son of John Moffat, mason, and Agnes Weir.

Education
A William Moffat enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1850-54, but he is said to have been from Newry, Ireland.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Moffat on 23rd June, 1858, at the bride’s home, 8 Duke Street, Edinburgh (Registration: 1858 685/7 71 Heriot and Warriston). She was born (or baptised) on 10th July, 1832, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the daughter of James Moffat, merchant, and Jessie Kemp.

Ministry
He was ordained on 28th November, 1854. He settled in Madras; returned to Scotland and went back to India, with his wife, arriving there on 25th November, 1858.

Death
He died on 3rd August, 1859, in Madras, India – from congestion of the liver.

His widow was about to be married to Alexander B. MacCallum, a fellow missionary in India, when he suddenly died.

Sources
Hunter, History of the Missions, pp.182-190

Allens Indian Mail, September 21, 1859, p.7


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MOFFATT, JAMES, D.D., D.Litt.

Born at Glasgow. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Dundonald, Ayrshire, 1896. Married, the same year, Mary Keith.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.581

He served in Dundonald, Ayrshire.


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MOIR, ALEXANDER FORBES, M.A.

Born at Strathdon, 1822. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Fergus, 1848. Married, 1850, Elspeth Kay. Translated, 1860, to Woodside Church, Aberdeen. Became senior minister, 1895.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.414

He served in St. Fergus, Aberdeenshire; and ]Woodside, Aberdeen.


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MOIR, ALEXANDER FORBES ADAM

Born at St. Fergus, 1850. Son of the foregoing. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ballater, 1876, and went to Rangoon, 1887.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.528

He served in Ballater, Aberdeenshire.


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MOIR, ALEXANDER HENDERSON

Born at Aberdeen, 1843. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Aboyne, 1871. Married, 1880, Harriet Michie. Died, 1899.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 20th October, 1843, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the son of John Moir, messenger at arms, and Jane Gault. He was the brother of James Moir, a Free Church minister.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School. He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University and studied in the Free Church College there.

Marriage
He married Harriet Michie on 21st March, 1880, in Birse, Aberdeenshire. She was born on 17th February, 1853, in Birse, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of Harry Michie, general merchant, and Elizabeth Coutts. She was a brother of Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, on 11th May, 1871. He remained there despite receiving a call from the Bow Presbyterian Church, London, England, in 1886.

Death
He died on 1st March, 1899, in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. His wife died in 1942 in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Henrietta Elizabeth Henderson Moir born in 1885 in Birse, Aberdeenshire. She died there on 29th October, 1897.

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


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MOIR, CHARLES

Ordained, 1850, for Penang. Returned to Scotland, and thereafter went to Australia, where he was settled at St. Kilda. Retired, 1872.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1823 in Aberdeenshire. He may have been the son of Charles Moir and Ann Smith. Certainly their son Charles was a student in 1841.

Education
It is probable that he is the Charles Moir who enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1845-46.

Marriage
He married Jane Drew on 29th December, 1850, in Glasgow. She was born about 1829 in Lanarkshire, the daughter of John Drew, manufacturer of japan ware, and Grace Baird.

Ministry
He was ordained on 20th December, 1851, by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow with a view to his settlement at Penang, to which he had been appointed by the Colonial Committee. He sailed shortly thereafter for Penang.

Prior to going to Australia he was resident in Lausanne, Switzerland, and held services there which he then asked the Free Church Colonial Committee to continue.

He was with the Free Presbyterian Church of Victoria, Majority Synod, which became the Presbyterian Church of Victoria in 1859. He served in St Kilda from 19th March, 1858, till 13th March, 1872.

In March, 1871, leave of absence was granted to him, for twelve months, to visit Europe, under medical advice, on account of his wife’s health. But he was no sooner back when he resigned his charge on the promise of £600 being paid to him by the congregation within 21 days! The reason stated for his resignation was the state of his wife’s health and the need for her to be in a European climate. But the congregation, in consultation with a deputation from the Presbytery, respond positively. They agree to pay £700 “in acknowledgement of his long and faithful labours in the district, and the expenditure which he had incurred in connection with the manse.”

He became minister of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Chatham, Kent, England, on his return.

Death
He died on 16th July, 1883, at Portchester, Hants, England. He donated his library to the Library of the English Presbyterian Church. His wife died on 9th November, 1895, at Methillfield, James Street, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, of carcinoma of the liver, 4 months 9 days (Registration: 1895 503/ 171 Row or Rhu).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Charles Moir. He died in 1858 in Victoria.

(2) Jane Drew Moir born in 1858 in Victoria. She died there the following year.

(3) James Moir born on 27th January, 1860, in St Kilda, Victoria. He graduated M.B., C.M., from Aberdeen University in 1883. He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1886 till 1906.

(4) John Drew Moir born on 7th September, 1861, in Melbourne, Victoria. He graduated M.B., C.M., from Aberdeen University in 1883. He married Sarah Jane Constance Pretender Allaway in the 4th quarter of 1889 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1885 till 1905 and was involved in the Egyptian Campaign and in the Boer War. He died in the 1st quarter of 1928 in Kensington, London, England.

(5) Margaret Ann Moir born in 1864 in Victoria. She married John Gardiner Austin at St Margaret’s Wstminter, London, England, on 3rd May, 1898.

(6) Mary Jane Moir born in 1866 in Victoria. She died there the following year.

(7) Catherine Elise Moir born about 1873, in Chatham, Kent, England.

A grand-daughter, Grace Swanston Shearman McDowall was born in Medway, Kent, England, in 1876. This suggests that there was an older daughter not yet identified.

Sources
The Home and Foreign Missionary Record of the Free Church of Scotland, 1871, p.33

The Age, 6th July, 1872

Hamilton, A Jubilee History, pp.90, 304, 313

Rootsweb

The Aberdeen Journal, 1st May, 1872

The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 27th July, 1883

Liverpool Mercury, Lancashire, England, 2nd May, 1884

Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle, Portsmouth, England, 13th March, 1886

The Morning Post, London, England, 4th May, 1898, p.1


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MOIR, GEORGE, M.A.

Born, 1807. Ordained at New Machar, 1840. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1857.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.68

He served in New Machar, Aberdeenshire.


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MOIR, HENRY LIDDELL, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1864. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Strichen, 1892. Married, the same year, Jane Scott.


Supplementary Information

Background
Henry Liddell “Harry” Moir was born on 27th June, 1864, in Edinburgh. He was the son of George Stewart Moir, leather merchant and boot manufacturer, and Catherine MacBain.

Education
He probably attended Moray House teaching training College, Edinburgh, and in the 1881 census he was described as a pupil teacher. He attended the University of Edinburgh and was awarded an M.A. degree in 1887. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1886-1890.

Marriage
He married Jane “Jeanie” Scott Raleigh on 12th July, 1892, at 40 George Square, Edinburgh. She was born on 12th May, 1854, in Edinburgh, the daughter of Samuel Raleigh, Manager of the Scottish Widows’ Fund, and Catherine Eliza Scott. Her sister, Mabel Gray Raleigh, married John Aikman Patterson, a Free Church minister.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh, on 19th June, 1890. He was ordained in Strichen, Aberdeenshire, on 29th June, 1892. He served thereafter in Braemar, Aberdeenshire; and Montrose, Angus, before moving to St Bernard’s United Free Church, Edinburgh, in 1917. He, with his congregation, passed into the Church of Scotland in 1929, and he served there till his death.

Death
He died on 2nd October, 1933, in Edinburgh. His wife died there on 11th October, 1932.

Family
They had no issue but they brought up a niece, Violet Raleigh.

Sources
This material has been contributed by Peter Kennedy Currie, the grandson of Georgina Moir, Henry Liddell Moir’s sister.

FUFC, p.27


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MOIR, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Huntly, 1829. Studied at King’s College and Free Church College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Maybole, 1854. Married, 1856, Mary Brown. Died, 1881.

Publication.—Mystery of the Seven Churches.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 5th March, 1828, in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, the son of John Moir, messenger at arms, and Jane Gault. While still young, the family moved to Aberdeen. He was a brother of Alexander Henderson Moir, a Free Church minister.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School. He graduated from Aberdeen University and did some studies at the Free Church College there. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1852-53. He also spent some time on the continent.

Marriage
He married Mary Brown on 27th August, 1856, at the bride’s home, Whitehall, Maybole, Ayrshire (Registration: 1856 605/ 37 Maybole). She – Mary Smith Brown was born – (or baptised) on 3rd April, 1824, the daughter of William Brown of Carphin, banker, and Jane Hutchison.

Ministry
After licence he became assistant to Alexander Simpson Patterson, Hutchesontown, Glasgow. He was elected to Maybole, Ayrshire, on 20th September and was ordained there later that year as colleague and successor to Selby Ord Dods, who died in 1856.

Death
He died on 6th May, 1881, at the Free Church Manse, Maybole, Ayrshire. His wife died there in 1878.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Brown Moir born on 31st May, 1857, in Maybole, Ayrshire. He married Jane H. Gibson in 1881 in Maybole, Ayrshire. He graduated from Glasgow University – M.B., C.M. (1879) ; M.D. (1881) . He died in 1935 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(2) Jane Agnes Moir born on 22nd April, 1860, in Maybole, Ayrshire. She died there the following year.

(3) James Moir born on 28th May, 1865. He married Agnes Maria MacNiven in 1888 in Kilmallie, Argyll. His wife probably died in the 1st quarter of 1907 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England.

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

The Aberdeen Journal, 27th September, 1854

Glasgow Herald, 1st September, 1882


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MOIR, JOHN STRACHAN

Born, 1807. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Congregational Union. After labouring for a time in England Mr. Moir was ordained at Hamilton, 1835. Translated to Arbroath, 1839. Resigned his charge, 1844, and was admitted to the Free Church in 1846. Settled at Menmuir, 1847. In 1853 he was sent by the Colonial Committee to Australia. Mr. Moir was for four years settled at Adelaide. Thereafter he went to Victoria, where he was stationed first at Brighton, then at South Gippsland, and afterwards at Meredith. Subsequently Mr. Moir became master at the Scotch College, and ultimately rector of the Corporate High School at Sandhurst. Died, 1877.


Supplementary Information

Ewing here conflates the lives of two different men. There was a John Moir, who is also sometimes called John Strachan Moir, whose career in Scotland corresponds with what Ewing says here about John Strachan Moir. But he then was sent by the Colonial Committee to New Zealand – not to Australia.

There was also a John Strachan Moir, who tends to use his full name or at least a middle initial. His career in Australia corresponds with what Ewing says in regard to Australia.

We shall refer to the first one as John Moir; and the second one as John Strachan Moir – and give what account we can of their lives and ministries. But more needs to be done on this.


Supplementary Information

John Moir

Background
He was born on 15th and baptized on 18th February, 1808, in Perth – but his mother always said he was born in 1809 – and latterly he gave 1809 as his birth date.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Helen Mary Hamilton on 22nd May, 1836 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. She was born about 1814 in Glasgow. She is said to have been the daughter of James Hamilton and Elizabeth Cullen.

(2) Mary Elizabeth Rowlands on 10th April, 1876. She was born in 1848 in Wellington, New Zealand. She had been working as the governess of his children.

Ministry
He was ordained in Menmuir, Angus, in 1844. He was sent out to New Zealand by the Free Church in response to an invitation from a number of Presbyterians in Wellington and arrived on the John Taylor on 30th November, 1853.

He ministered at St John’s, Willis St, Wellington, Wanganui Presbytery, from 1853 till 1867, when he retired. He served for a time as Presbytery Clerk.

Death
He died on 7th October, 1895, at his home in Wellington, New Zealand, and was buried in the Sydney (now known as Bolton) Street Cemetery, together with his two wives and other members of his family. His first wife died after a long illness on 28th October, 1870. His second wife died in 1932.

Family
He had issue by his first wife – eight children, including:

(1) Jessie (Janet) Alexander Moir born on 9th July, 1837, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. She married Herbert Vivian Lillicoupe in 1863 in New Zealand.

(2) Jane Anne Moir born on 2nd April, and baptized on 8th June, 1841, in Arbroath, Angus. She married Robert Wilson in 1867 in New Zealand.

(3) David Moir born on 28th August, 1843, in St Vigeans, Angus. He married Magdalene Mills on 23rd April, 1870, in New Zealand and died there in 1910.

(4) Elizabeth Josephine Moir born on 23rd February and baptized on 8th March, 1847, in Forfar, Angus. She died on 9th January, 1876, in New Zealand.

(5) James Hamilton Moir born on 24th April and baptized on 20th May, 1849, in Menmuir, Angus. He married Margaret Emily McCullugh in 1877 in New Zealand. He died there in 1916.

(6) Robert Machray Moir baptized on 31st August, 1851, in Menmuir, Angus.

(7) William Ebenezer Moir born in 1854 in New Zealand. He died there on 7th June, 1871.

(8) ?

And by his second wife – five children of whom two were stillborn, including:

(9) Christopher John Moir born in 1878 in New Zealand.

(10) John Scott Moir born in 1883 in New Zealand. He married Mabel Manins there in 1910 and died there in 1966.

(11) Harriett Agnes Moir born in 1884 in New Zealand. She married Alfred Wyness there in 1907; and died there in 1973.

(12) Margaret Mary Helen Moir born in 1880 in New Zealand. She died there on 17th September, 1936.

(13) ?

Sources
Natlib

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 18th February, 1899


Supplementary Information

John Strachan Moir

Background
He is said to have been the John Moir who was born on 26th July and baptized on 10th August, 1823, in Fintray, Aberdeenshire, the son of George Moir, farmer, and Christian Strachan.

Education
A John Strachan Moir enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1850-51. The dating does not make it likely that this was “John Moir” – who has already been a minister for several years.

Marriage
He was married on 20th August, 1856, at the residence of Robert Cook, Esq., Hindmarsh, by the Rev. John Gardner, to Miss Margaret Stephen. He was of Gawler, South Australia. She was born in Aberdeen, the daughter of William Stephen. It is impossible at the moment to identify this lady with certainty, but considering the birth records and the censuses for Aberdeen, the most likely candidate is the Margaret Stephen who was born (or baptised) on 20th March, 1835, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the daughter of William Stephen, builder, and Margaret William Robertson. However, her age at death does not fit exactly.

Ministry
He sailed from London, England, on Monday, 11th July, 1853, as a missionary to Australia, aboard the Queen Margaret, bound for Sydney. He was for a short time working with the Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia in Hunter region. He then went to Southern Australia and worked in Smithfield – Gawler from February 1854, till 17th August, 1858, when he transferred to Victoria. He was received by the Free Presbyterian Church of Victoria on 7th December, 1858, and was inducted to Brighton on 18th January, 1859, serving there until 31st October, 1860. He was in Alberton from that date till 4th August, 1863; in Lethbridge – Meredith from 22nd September, 1863, until 4th June, 1867. He was for a time assistant Master at the Scotch College, Melbourne; and from 1869 till 1876 Rector of the Corporate High School, Sandhurst.

Death
While prosecuting his duties in Sandhurst, he fell into very serious trouble, which some time after brought his labours and his life to a close. He died on 7th August, 1876, in Victoria. His wife died in Victoria in 1875 aged 41.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Sophia Moir born in 1857 in Barossa, South Australia. She died in 1889 in Geelong, Victoria.

The rest of the children were born in Victoria:

(2) Ann Stephen Moir born in 1859.

(3) John William Moir born in 1863.

(4) Jane Louisa Hagenauer Moir born in 1865. She died in 1941 in Victoria.

(5) George Francis Moir born in 1867. He married Helen Armstrong of Geelong in 1896. He was an accountant, living in Gordon, New South Wales, in 1915. He died on 24th July, 1916, killed in action in France, while serving with the 4th Australian Infantry Battalion.

(6) Alexander Roberts Moir born in 1869.

(7) Kerr Thompson Moir born in 1871 in Sandhurst, Victoria. He married Margaret Mary Ann McLarty in 1895 in Victoria. He died in 1939 in Royal Park, Victoria.

(8) Christina Elizabeth Moir born in 1873.

(9) Philip Nathaniel Moir born in 1875. He died in Victoria in 1946.

Sources
Newspaperarchive

Hamilton, The Presbyterian Church in Victoria, p.93

The Argus, Friday 22nd September, 1876

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The Aberdeen Journal, 20th July, 1853


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MOIR, THOMAS, M.A.

Born at Udny, 1831. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Cruden, 1863. Married, 1868. Elizabeth Rettie. Died, 1877.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 9th March, 1831, in Udny, Aberdeenshire, the son of Adam Moir, wright, and Margaret McKie.

Education
He attended the Parish School of Tarves, and Aberdeen Grammar School. He studied at Aberdeen University and the Free Church College Aberdeen. During that time he engaged in private teaching.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Rettie on 24th March, 1868, at 23 Dee Street, Aberdeen. She was baptized on 17th January, 1832, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the daughter of William Rettie, merchant, and Ann Campbell.

Ministry
In 1861 he was an assistant in Elgin Free Church. He was also assistant for a time in Trinity, Aberdeen. He was ordained in Cruden, Aberdeenshire, in October, 1863, the call having been signed by nearly 400 members and adherents. On 13th January, 1865 the congregation presented him with a very handsome dog-cart and set of harness “in token of the high estimation his services have been held amongst them since he became their pastor.”

Death
He died on 22nd June, 1877, at 23 Dee Street, Old Machar, Aberdeen. His wife died in 1926 in Rubislaw, Aberdeen.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

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

The Aberdeen Journal, 2nd September, 1863; 25th March, 1868

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 20th January, 1865


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MOIR, WILLIAM JOHN BONAR, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1846. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1873, missionary to Lovedale. Married, the same year, Annie Anderson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.555


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MONCREIFF, SIR HENRY WELLWOOD, BART., D.D. (Edinburgh)

Born at Edinburgh, 1809. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and New College, Oxford. Ordained at Baldernock, 1836. Translated to East Kilbride, 1837. Married, 1838, Alexina Mary Bell; and, 1875, Lucretia Murray. At the Disruption he adhered to the Free Church. Translated, 1852, to St. Cuthbert’s Free Church, Edinburgh, thus becoming a successor of his grandfather, Sir Henry Moncreiff, of St. Cuthbert’s Parish. In 1851 he succeeded to the baronetcy. In 1855 he became one of the principal clerks of the General Assembly, of which he was Moderator in 1869. Sir Henry was also for many years secretary of the Bible Board for Scotland. Became senior minister, 1872. Sir Henry’s hereditary and acquired talents marked him out as an authority on Church Law. He was a warm advocate of the union of the United Presbyterian and Free Churches, and took a leading part in the negotiations which resulted in the union of the Reformed Presbyterian Church and Free Church in 1876. Died, 1883.

Publications.—Vindication of the Free Church Claim of Right. The Free Church Principle, its Character and History (Chalmers Lectures). Practice of the Free Church (issued by authority of the General Assembly). Creeds and Churches in Scotland. History of the Case of Professor W. R. Smith. Christian Union and Visible Churches.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.269

For further connections, see the Balfour and the Bell Trees.

He served in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire; and St. Cuthbert’s or West, Edinburgh.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Sir Henry Wellwood Moncreiff.

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Moncreiff, Sir Henry Wellwoood


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MONCUR, WILLIAM RITCHIE

Born at Gask, Perthshire, 1810. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained at Botriphnie, 1843. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Liff, 1843. Resigned, 1877 [Vol. 2 says 1876.]. Married, 1883, Sarah Bonnily. Became senior minister and went to reside in Tasmania. Died, 1897.


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Background
He was born on 7th and baptised on 16th September, 1810, in New Mill, Gask, Perthshire, the son of James Moncur, farmer, and Catherine Scott.

Education
He was educated at Methven parish school, Perthshire, and at Perth Academy. He studied at St Andrews University, Fife, and did his divinity training in Edinburgh University.

Marriage
He married, aged 72, Sarah Binnily on 5th June 1883, in Deloraine, Tasmania. She was born on 28th March, 1847, in Launceston, Tasmania, the daughter of William Bonnilly and Sarah Diprose.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Auchterarder on 1st October, 1839. He was ordained in Botriphnie, Banffshire, by the Presbytery of Strathbogie on 19th January, 1843, in defiance of the Court of Session. Later that year he was translated to Liff, Angus. In 1877, John Gall was settled there as his colleague and successor.

He returned from Australia in 1890, but went back once again to Tasmania.

Death
He died on 7th January, 1897, at his home: 55 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania. His wife died on 14th May, 1932, in Hobart, Tasmania.

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

The Mercury, (Hobart, Tasmania), 23rd January, 1897

He is not mentioned in FES.

The Scotsman, 22nd February, 1897, p.12


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MONRO, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Menmuir. Son of the following. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Menmuir, 1898. Married, 1899, Margaret Cormack Smith.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.407

He served in Menmuir, Angus.


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MONRO, GEORGE, M.A.

Born in Banffshire, 1821. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Menmuir, 1854. Married, 1862, Helen Duke. Retired, 1898.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.407

He served in Menmuir, Angus.


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MONTEITH, JAMES

Born at Glasgow, 1797. Beginning life in his father’s business as a cotton spinner, he afterwards studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dalkeith, 1832. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1821, Margaret Thomson. Resigned, 1843. The same year became minister of Ascog Free Church. Translated, 1852, to Carlton Hill, London. Died, 1856.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.317

He served in Dalkeith, Midlothian; and Kingarth (Ascog), Bute.


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MONTGOMERY, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Lochwinnoch, 1815. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Arbroath, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Innerleithen, 1844. Married, 1846, Elizabeth Walker; and, 1858, Alice Munro Graham. Resigned, 1865. Died, 1896.

Publications.—Thoughts on Man. Popery in Great Britain and Ireland. The Wealth of Nations. Also pamphlets on various subjects; articles, many of them scientific, in Chambers’ Encyclopedia.


Supplementary Information

He is not mentioned in FES – nor is it clear where he could have fitted in to the scenario described there. See FES, Vol.5, from p.422. However, in 1841 he was living in Friockheim Fore Street, in the parish of Kirkden, and he is designated as assistant minister, Arbroath.

He served in Innerleithen, Peebles-shire.


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MOODY, ANDREW, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Paisley, 1837. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1864, missionary to Budapest. Translated, 1871, to Prague. Returned to Budapest, 1878.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.533

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


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MORGAN, JOHN

Born at Fossoway, Kinross-shire, 1839. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, 1865. Along with a part of his congregation, which had become too large for the building, Mr. Morgan removed to a new church at Viewforth, Edinburgh, 1872. Married, 1879, Jane H. C. Clark.

Publications.—Scripture Testimony to the Holy Spirit: Exposition of the First Epistle of John. The Sacrament of Pain.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.33

He served in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh; and Viewforth, Edinburgh.


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MORISON, JAMES

Born, 1810. Ordained at Port-Glasgow, 1842. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1845, Ann Bonar. Died, 1852.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.217

He served in Hamilton, Port-Glasgow –, Renfrewshire.

For some ministerial connections, see the Bonar Tree.


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MORISON, RODERICK, L.A.

Born in Ross-shire. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lochcarron, 1899.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.497

He served in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty.


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MORRIS, ALEXANDER WILLIAM

Born, 1819. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Buchlyvie, 1847. Became senior minister, 1876. Died, 1878.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in 1819 in Lochee, Dundee, the son of Alexander Morris, thatcher, and Margaret Luke.

Education
He studied at St Andrews University, Fife, 1836-43. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-44. He was a master in Maxwelltown School, Dundee.

Ministry
He served in Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire. In 1877, George Rose was ordained there as his colleague.

Death
He died on 22nd November, 1878, in Balfron, Stirlingshire.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.


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MORRIS, ANDREW

Born at Glenburnie, 1842. Studied at the University of St. Andrews and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Colliston, Arbroath, 1876. Married, the same year, Elsie Brown.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.398

He served in Colliston, Angus.


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MORRISON, DUNCAN

Born in Ross-shire, 1846. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Uig, 1879. Died, 1887.


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Background
He was born about 1850 in Coigach, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Duncan Morrison, Gaelic teacher, and Margaret MacKay.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1874-78.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Lewis on 26th June, 1878. He was ordained in Uig, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty, on 6th May, 1879, as colleague and successor to John Campbell.

Death
He died on 23rd November, 1887, at Uigin, Uig, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty, of heart disease (Registration: 1887 089/ 28 Uig (Ross and Cromarty)).


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MORRISON, GEORGE HERBERT, M.A., D.D.

Born, 1865. Son of Dr. Thomas Morrison, Free Church Training College, Glasgow. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Thurso, 1894. Married, the same year, Agnes Gray Orr. Translated, 1898, to St. John’s, Dundee.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.257

He served in First, Thurso, Caithness; and St. John’s, Dundee.

His uncle, James Morrison, was a Free Church minister.


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MORRISON, HUGH, D.D.

Born at Londonderry, 1852. Studied at the Magee College, Derry, and Free Church College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cumber, Derry, 1874. Married, 1881, Anna MacCulloch. Translated, 1887, to Cults, Aberdeenshire.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.422

He served in Cults, Kincardineshire.


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MORRISON, JAMES

Ordained at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, 1824. In 1838 became minister of Bermuda. Mr. Morrison adhered to the Free Church in 1843. Died at Bermuda, 1849.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.661


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MORRISON, JAMES

Born at Auldearn, 1816. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. While in his theological course he became schoolmaster at Kiltearn. Licensed by the Presbytery of Dingwall, 1841, he acted as missionary at Denny; he also was instrumental in forming the Free Church congregation of Edinkillie. Ordained at Urquhart, 1844. Married, 1848. For fifty years Mr. Morrison held the office of Presbytery clerk, and for forty years that of Synod clerk. Became senior minister, 1893. Died, 1899.


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Background
He was born on 30th May, 1816, at Auldearn, the son of Donald Morrison, farmer, and Catharine Fraser. His nephew, George Herbert Morrison, was a Free Church minister.

Education
He attended the local parish school. He studied at Aberdeen University. He was master of Kiltearn parish school, Ross and Cromarty.

Marriage
He married Janet Gillan on 7th December, 1848, the marriage being recorded both in Urquhart and in Elgin, Moray. She was born on 28th May and baptized on 14th June, 1827, in Petty, Inverness-shire, the daughter of Thomas Gillan and Beatrice Hoyes. For some family connections, see the MacPhail Tree.

Ministry
He was licensed towards the end of 1841. He was a missionary at Denny until the Disruption. “James Morison, Kiltearn, Dingwall” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained at Urquhart, Elgin, Moray, on 18th April, 1844. He was clerk as stated in Ewing. He was called to Macduff in 1867 but remained in Urquhart. On 26th July, 1893, Alexander Chalmers Smith was ordained there as his colleague and successor. He had already been his assistant for over a year. His Jubilee was celebrated on 18th April, 1894.

Death
He died on 1st January, 1899, in Elgin, Moray, and was buried there. His wife died in 1893 in Urquhart, Moray.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Beatrice Hoyes Morrison born on 27th October and baptized on 16th December, 1849, in Urquhart, Moray. She died on 27th November, 1927, at Ardoch, Seafield Crescent, Elgin, Moray.

(2) Catherine Fraser Morrison born on 19th May and baptized on 11th July, 1852, in Urquhart, Moray. She died in 1914 in Elgin, Moray.

(3) Thomas Gillan Morrison born on 10th April, 1855, in Urquhart, Moray. He married Mary Ann Simpson on 10th June, 1885, at Hazelbank, the home of the bride, Inverness. They lived in the USA. He died on 12th June, 1933, in Ventura County, California, USA, and was buried in Ivy Lawn Memorial Park there.

(4) Robina Morrison born on 20th November, 1858, in Urquhart, Moray. She died on 17th April, 1884, at the Free Church Manse, Urquhart, Moray.

(5) Alexander Hoyes Morrison born on 28th October, 1860, in Urquhart, Moray. He died there the following year.

Sources
Findagrave

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

The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 22nd April, 1884, p.2; 16th June, 1885, p.2

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 15th June, 1893; 19th April, 1894

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 10th January. 1899, p.8; 2nd December, 1927, p.16; 15th October, 1928, 8


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MORRISON, JAMES

Born at Lauriston, 1812. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Eskdalemuir, 1847. Joined the Free Church at the union in 1876. Died, 1878.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.24

He served in Eskdalemuir, Dumfries-shire.

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


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MORRISON, JAMES

Born at Maxwelltown, Dumfries, 1830. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Corstorphine, 1865. Married, 1866, Jamesina Ranald Martin Stewart.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.1

He served in Corstorphine, Edinburgh.


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MORRISON, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Boyndie, 1858. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Deskford, 1888. Married, 1891, Christina Cruikshank.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.453

He served in Deskford, Banffshire.


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MORRISON, JOHN HUNTER

Born at New Town, Renfrew, 1856. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkmichael (Perthshire), 1886. Married, 1894, Margaret Wilkie Hazeel.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.325

He served in Kirkmichael, Perthshire.


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MORRISON, MURDOCH

Born at Lewis, 1849. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Lawers, 1878. Married, 1884, Margaret Macrae. Translated to Bernera, Outer Hebrides, 1888.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.493

He served in Lawers, Perthshire; and Bernera, etc., Inverness-shire.

His son, Alexander James Morrison, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.421.


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MORRISON, NEIL MACLEAN

Born at Lochs, 1848. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Park (Lewis), 1886. Translated to Barvas, 1888. Married, 1890, Isabel Macphail.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.495 (twice)

For some family connections, see the MacPhail Tree.

He served in Park, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty; and Barvas, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty.


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MORRISON, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Cullen, 1827. Studied at King’s College and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Stationed at Boharm, 1856, where he was ordained in 1859. Married, 1877, Agnes I. Fairweather. Was for some years clerk of the Presbytery of Aberlour. Died, 1880. [Vol. 2 says he continued there till 1885.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 22nd December, 1827, and baptized on 4th January, 1828, in Cullen, Banffshire, the son of James Morrison, sawyer, and Elspet Flemester.

Education
He attended the local school at Cullen. He studied at Aberdeen University and the Free Church College, Aberdeen.

Marriage
He married Agnes Isabella Fairweather on 20th June, 1877, in Longside, Aberdeenshire. She was born on 5th April and baptized on 14th May, 1848, in Keith, Banffshire, the daughter of Alexander Fairweather, a Free Church minister, and Elizabeth Clark.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Aberdeen on 30th September, 1856. He served in Boharm, Banffshire, as a probationer, and, when it became a sanctioned charge, he was ordained as its first minister in 1859.

Death
He died on 3rd November or December, 1885, at the Free Church Manse, Boharm, Banffshire. His wife died in 1905 in Bellie, Banffshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Morrison born on 30th December, 1879, in Boharm, Morayshire. He graduated from Aberdeen University in 1899: M.A., B.Sc. He became a barrister at law of the middle temple, called in 1903. He became a Magistrate at Kisumu, British East Africa.

(2) William Morrison born 1881 in Boharm, Morayshire.

(3) Elizabeth Fairweather Morrison born in 1882 in Boharm, Morayshire. In 1901 she was an organist and music teacher. She married James Dewar in 1907 in Bellie, Moray.

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


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MORRISON, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Stornoway, 1844. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Trained as a teacher in Moray House, Edinburgh. Was rector of Dingwall Academy for seventeen years. Thereafter he took his theological course at the New College, Edinburgh. Married, 1873, Marion Mackenzie. Ordained at Duthil (Carrbridge), 1896.

Publications.—Collaborator on History of Outer Hebrides. Several papers for Geological Society, Edinburgh, on Geology of Lewis, etc. Highland Second Sight.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.460

He served in Duthil (Carr Bridge), Inverness-shire.


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MOWAT, ALEXANDER GOODSIR, M.B., C.M.

Born at Glasgow, 1863. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Appointed medical missionary to Western India, 1890 [List of missionaries says 1889], and stationed at Jalna. Ordained by authority of the General Assembly, 1892. Married, 1893, Martha Jane Simpson.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 30th August, 1863, in Blythswood, Glasgow, the son of John Mowat and Siblie Agnes Gunn.

Education
He graduated from Glasgow University M.A. in 1885; M.B., C.M. in 1890.

Marriage
He married Martha Jane Simpson on 12th October, 1893, at the Imperial Hotel, Aberdeen. He was then of Jalna, India. She was then described as the daughter of Samuel Simpson, Esq., Wardford, Methlick. She was born on 17th February, 1862, in Tough, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of Samuel Simpson and Sophia Adam.

Death
He died on 5th January, 1938, in Surrey, England. In connection with his will he is described as of Ellora, Church Road, Horley, Surrey, late Medical Missionary of the Church of Scotland Mission at Jalna, Deccan, India. His gross estate was valued at £10,815. His wife is said to be the Martha J. Mowat who died there in the 1st quarter of 1951, aged 89.

Family
He had issue including:

(1) Dorothea Sophie Siblie Mowat born on 8th February and baptized on 22nd May, 1895, in Bombay, India. She married John Rankin Eason of the Scottish Mission Industries Company, Poona, on 16th December, 1925, at the Presbyterian Church, Jalna, India.

(2) Marion Elizabeth Mowat born on 14th December, 1896. She died in 1973 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(3) Alexander Goodsir Mowat born on 17th October, 1899, in Stonehaven, Kincardineshire. He graduated M.B., Ch.B., from Aberdeen University. He became a medical practitioner in Chesterton, Staffordshire, England. He saw active service in France in WW1. He married Aileen Maud Balfour Cockburn, in 1927, in St Clement, Dundee. He died in September, 1984, in Frome, Somerset, England.

Sources
Thepotteries

Mowatfamily

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 18th October, 1893

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 19th February, 1938, p.20; 18th December, 1925, p.12


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MOWAT, DONALD, M.A.

Born at Lybster, 1844. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dunnet, 1876. Married, 1878, Barbara Budge Clyne.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.506

He served in Dunnet, Caithness.


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MUCKERSIE, JOHN

Born, 1848. Ordained for Belize, British Honduras, 1889. Married, 1878, Margaret Wilkinson; and, 1892, Sarah Walsh. Resigned, 1890.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.530

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MUDIE, FRANK

Born at Dundee, 1842. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1869, at High Street Church, Arbroath. Married, 1879, Christina K. Martin. Mr. Mudie officiated for a year in the European Church at Calcutta. Died, 1886.

Publication.—Posthumous.—Bible Truths and Bible Characters, edited, with biographical notice, by Dr. Walter C. Smith, 1888.


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Francis Mudie

Background
He was born on 23rd December, 1842, and baptized on 1st January, 1843, in Dundee, the son of Robert Aiken Mudie, a ship-owner, and Elizabeth Mudie.

Education
He attended Dundee Public Seminaries, and Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1862-66. He also studied in Germany.

Marriage
He married Christina Kerr Martin on 22nd January, 1879, at Taybank, Langside, Glasgow. She was born on 24th September, 1856, in Milton, Glasgow, the daughter of Alexander Martin and Christina Mitchell.

Ministry
He was ordained in High Street, Arbroath, Angus, on 21st January, 1869, as colleague and successor to John Sandison, who died in 1871. He had previously been an assistant to this man – for six months up till April, 1868. While preaching on 17th April, 1870, a stone was thrown through the window close to him – no one was injured.

He went to Calcutta for a year from January, 1882. In the spring of 1885 , he also took charge of the Church in Vienna for two months. On one of these occasions, in 1882, Robert Hill Falconer supplied his pulpit.

Death
He died on 5th October, 1886, at his home in Arbroath, Angus. He had had an attack of erysipelas which developed into rheumatic fever and inflammation of the heart – from which he died. He was “a man of much culture” and “a thoughtful preacher”. He belonged to the advanced or liberal wing of the church; and in politics he was an “advanced Liberal”. His wife probably died in the 2nd quarter of 1937 in Southampton, Hampshire, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Edith Mudie born on 18th April, 1880, at Laurelbank, Arbroath, Angus.

Sources
The Free Church Monthly, April 1, 1887, Biographical Notice

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 4th April, 1868; 19th April, 1870

Glasgow Herald, 23rd January, 1879; 6th October, 1886

The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder 23rd April, 188, p.2


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MUIR, ADAM STUART, D.D.

Studied at the University and Theological Academy, Glasgow. In 1845 he was settled as Congregational minister at Laurencekirk. Resigned, 1847. Admitted to the Free Church, 1849. with a view to an appointment in the colonies. After labouring in Newfoundland, in Boston, and in Nova Scotia, Dr. Muir returned to Scotland in 1855. He was settled at Trinity (Junction Road), Leith, 1859. Retired to London, where he died.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1823 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the son of John Muir, Procurator.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1841. He gain a D.D. from an unidentified American University.

Ministry
He took a leading part in the temperance movement in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He was ordained in 1849 and took up a three year appointment under the Colonial Committee of the Free Church and ministered first in Newfoundland and then in Nova Scotia.

It is probable that he then returned to Scotland and went back to Boston, Massachusetts, USA. There he preached for the first time on 11th December, 1853, and continued until June, 1855. The services, during this time, were under the superintendence of the Presbytery of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and three elders were ordained. A call was extended to Mr. Muir to become pastor of the church, but, many persons having lost confidence in him, it was not unanimous. He therefore returned to Scotland. The elders ordained by him also lost the confidence of the church, and the Presbytery of Halifax declared their ordination unauthorized, irregular, and void.

He was Free Church minister in Trinity, Leith, Edinburgh, being inducted there on 7th July, 1858. He was formally charged with teaching baptismal regeneration and worshipping God in nightly prayer before a representation of Christ on the cross and sanctioning the sale of his own portrait in attitude indicating his approval of Papish doctrines and practices; and other things including praying about the Prime Minister Gladstone and about Martin Luther in such a way as to make the congregation laugh. The Presbytery found against him; he appealed to the Synod, which upheld the judgement of the Presbytery; and the General Assembly in May, 1886, suspended him from the ministry sine die.

Death
Thereafter he was resident in London, England, and he died there – at 32 Ryehill Park, the home of a niece, on 6th May, 1890.

Publications
Glimpses of the Prophet Life: Lessons from the History of Jonah, 1857, Edinburgh, Shepherd & Elliot

Rambles in Canada

Sources
The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 23rd July, 1885, p.7

News1.google and News2.google

Www.ebooks

The Belfast News-Letter, Ireland, 5th February, 1857

Glasgow Herald, 12th March, 1885

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 25th May, 1885; 29th May, 1886

Daily News, London, England, 10th May, 1890


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MUIR, DAVID B., M.A.

Born at Darvel. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Greengairs, 1897. Married, the same year, Mary Carmichael. Translated to Glasgow, London Road, 1900.


Supplementary Information

David Baird Muir

FUFC, p.274

He served in Greengairs, Lanarkshire; and London Road, Glasgow.


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MUIR, GEORGE

Born in County Waterford. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Methven, 1895.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.333

He served in Methven, Perthshire.


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MUIR, JAMES, B.D.

Born at Darvel, Ayrshire, 1863. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cowdenbeath, 1889. Married, 1894, Jane Grieve. Translated, 1896, to Cowcaddens, Glasgow; and, 1899, to St. Andrew’s, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.246

He served in Cowdenbeath, Fife; Cowcaddens, Glasgow; and St. Andrew’s, Glasgow.


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MUIR, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Kilmarnock. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kilbirnie, 1895. Translated to Aberdeen, Melville, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.415

He served in Kilbirnie— East, Ayrshire; and Melville, Aberdeen.


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MUIR, JOHN JAMES, F.L.S.

Born at Glasgow, 1838. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Innellan, 1865. Married, the same year, Sarah O. Clapperton. Translated to Jersey, 1869 [Vol. 2 says he left Innellan in 1866.]; and to Liverpool, Waterloo, 1874.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 22nd March, 1839, in Glasgow, the son of John James Muir, Esq.,, of Finlaystone, manufacturer of gingham and pullicate, and Agnes Purdie. His sister, Jane Muir,married Robert John Sandeman, a Free Church minister.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1860-62.

Marriage
He married Sarah Openshaw Clapperton on 4th April, 1865 at 29 Drummond Place, Edinburgh. She was born on 14th March, 1838, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the daughter of Alexander Clapperton, cloth merchant, and Ann Hume.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Hamilton in 1864. He was ordained in Innellan, Argyll, on 2nd February, 1865. On 1st August, 1866, he laid before the Presbytery medical certificates urging the importance of a period of entire rest, and stated that, with the Presbytery’s sanction, the charge of the congregation would be entrusted for two months to the “Rev. Mr Porteous, Edinburgh”, who was much appreciated – presumably this is James Moir Porteous. This request was unanimously accepted. It is likely that he left Innellan in 1866 as Ewing states in the list of congregations. This is supported by the fact that two of his children were born in Renfrewshire – in 1866 and 1868. But he was only inducted to the church in Jersey on 4th March, 1869. He was translated later to St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Waterloo, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.

Death
He died suddenly on 9th June, 1902, at Minewood, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, and was buried in Liverpool. His wife died in 1914 in St George, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:
(1) Annie Hume Muir born on 4th October, 1866, at Finlaystone House, Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1891 in West Derby, Lancashire, England.

(2) John James MacR. Muir born in 1868 in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1889 in West Derby, Lancashire, England.

(3) Agnes E. Muir born about 1872 in Jersey, Channel Islands. She is probably the Agnes Elphinstone Muir who died in 1955 in George Square, Edinburgh.

(4) Wardrop Openshaw Muir born on 22nd June, 1878, in West Derby, Lancashire, England. He married Dorothea Lang in 1905 in Morningside, Edinburgh. He was a writer of science fiction. He died on 9th June, 1927, in Pancras, London.

Sources
Sf-encyclopedia

Adamson, James, and Sinclair, George, The Presbyterian Church in Jersey 1850-2004

The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 16th May, 1864; 5th April, 1865

Glasgow Herald, 11th February, 1865; 8th August, 1866; 6th October, 1866

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 24th September, 1902, p.6


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MUIR, JOSEPH, B.D.

Born in Dumbartonshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Montrose, St. George’s, 1899.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.21

He served in St. George’s, Montrose, Angus.


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MUIR, WILLIAM, B.D., B.L.

Born at Kilmarnock, 1859. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Muthill, 1886. Translated, 1890, to St. Enoch’s, Glasgow. Married, 1891, Janet H. Maclellan. Translated, 1894, to Blairgowrie, First.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.572

He served in Muthill, Perthshire; St. Enoch’s, Glasgow; and First, Blairgowrie, Perthshire.


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MUIRHEAD, GEORGE, D.D.

Born at Dysart, 1764. Son of Dr. P. Muirhead, minister of the parish. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1788, to the second charge at Dysart. Married, 1807, Maxwell Fleming. In 1811 Dr. Muirhead succeeded his father in the first charge. Translated, 1816, to Cramond. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Dr. Muirhead was the oldest minister present in the Disruption Assembly of the Free Church. His signature to the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission is the second in order, coming next to that of Thomas Chalmers, Moderator. Became senior minister, 1844. Died, 1847.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.13

He served in Cramond, Edinburgh.


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MUIRHEAD, JOHN

Born at Dunipace, 1858. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Camelon (Falkirk), 1894.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.47

He served in Camelon, Stirlingshire.

He had various connections in the ministry. His uncle was James Logan Muirhead, Secession minister in Wooler, Northumberland, England. His brother, Alfred Patman Muirhead, was a Scottish Presbyterian minister; and his son, Ian Adair Muirhead, married Margaret Knox Napier, daughter of Thomas Macready Napier.

This Thomas Napier was a United Presbyterian minister in Stitchel, Roxburghshire (see Small, History, Vol.2, p.253, where he is wrongly named as G.M. Napier); and his son, James Knox Napier, became a Church of Scotland minister.

Source: Correspondence with a family member


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MUIRHEAD, LEWIS ANDREW, D.D.

Born at Glasgow, 1856. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at East Wemyss, 1881. Married, 1885, Lilias J. Johnstone. Translated to Broughty-Ferry, St. Luke’s, 1893 [Vol. 2 says he was translated 1892.].

Publication.—The Times of Christ (“Handbooks for Bible Classes”).


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.380

He served in East Wemyss, Fife; and St. Luke’s, Broughty-Ferry, Angus.

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


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MUIRHEAD, PATRICK T.

Born, 1818. Son of Dr. G. Muirhead, of Cramond. He signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained at Kippen, Perthshire, 1846. Was clerk of the Presbytery of Dunblane. Died, 1888.


Supplementary Information

Patrick Thomas Muirhead

Background
He was born on 9th November and baptized on 1st December, 1819, in Cramond, Edinburgh, the son of George Muirhead, minister, and Maxwell Fleming.

His father George Muirhead (FES, Vol.1, p.13) was a minister; as was his paternal grandfather Patrick Muirhead (FES, Vol.5, p.87) and his maternal grandfather Thomas Fleming (FES, Vol.1, p.83).

Ministry
“Patrick Muirhead, Crammond, Edinburgh” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He worked in Logie Pert, Angus, and in the Middle Church in Perth before being ordained in Kippen, Stirlingshire, on 12th March, 1846. He was nominated for the Assembly Clerkship, but was not appointed.

Death
He died on 15th June, 1888, in the Caledonian Hotel, Inverness.

Family
He never married.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Patrick T. Muirhead.

Glasgow Herald, 29th May, 1888


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MUNN, ALLAN

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


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.475

He served in Kirkhill, Inverness-shire.


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MUNNIES, WILLIAM

Born, 1822. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Marykirk, 1849. Married, 1853, Flora White. Died, 1866.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in Antrim, Ireland, in 1818, the son of William Munnies, minister at Roseyards, County Antrim, and Alice Lyle. His brother Robert Munnies was a missionary under the American Presbyterian Board.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1839. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-48.

Marriage
He married Flora White on 15th November, 1853, in Agherton, Derry, Ireland. She was born in 1817 in Ballymoney, Antrim, Ireland, the daughter of John White and Mary Orr.

Ministry
He served in Marykirk, Kincardineshire.

Death
He died on 4th August, 1866, in Marykirk, Kincardineshire. His wife died in June, 1883, in Cookstown, Tyrone, Ireland.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John White Munnies born about 1854 in Marykirk, Kincardineshire. He died on 12th April, 1929, in Tyrone, Ireland.

(2) William Adair Munnies born in 1856 in Marykirk, Kincardineshire. He died on 26th June, 1925, in Tyrone, Ireland.


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MUNRO, ALEXANDER

Born in Ross-shire, 1827. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Paisley, Gaelic, 1857. Married, 1860, Sophia Mackay. Translated to Campbeltown, 1858; and to Glasgow, Stockwell, 1867. Died, 1869.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in 1827 in Ross and Cromarty, the son of Alexander Munro and Catherine Stewart.

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

Marriage
He married Sophia Dunbar Brodie Mackay on 12th June, 1860, at Burgie Lodge, Rafford, Moray. She was born on 6th December, 1828, and baptized on 14th January, 1829, in Rafford, Moray, the daughter of George Mackay, minister, and Helen Johnston.

Her father George Mackay was minister in Rafford, Moray (FES, Vol.6, p.428); her paternal grandfather David Mackay was minister in Reay, Caithness (FES, Vol.7, p.134); and her brother David Norris Mackay was a Free Church minister who married Sophia Wood, the daughter of James Julius Wood, another Free Church minister.

Ministry
An Alexander Munro was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 1st October, 1856. He was ordained in Gaelic, Paisley, Renfrewshire, in January, 1857. He was translated to Lorne Street, Campbeltown, Argyll, in September the following year; and on 29th August,1867, to Stockwell, Glasgow.

Death
He died on 25th March, 1869, at his home in Glasgow. His wife died there in 1893.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) George Johnstone Mackay Munro born on 23rd June, 1863, at the Free Church Manse, Campbeltown, Argyll. He died in 1874 in Blythswood, Glasgow.

(2) Helen Sophia Munro born on 29th October, 1865, in Campbeltown, Argyll. She died in 1941 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(3) Katherine Alexa Munro born on 6th June, 1867, in Campbeltown, Argyll. She married William Steven in 1906 in Elgin, Moray. She died in 1957 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(4) Eliza Jane Munro born on 20th January, 1869, at 12 Ibrox Terrace, Paisley Road, Glasgow.

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

The Aberdeen Journal, 20th June, 1860

The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 2nd July, 1863

Glasgow Herald, 22nd January, 1869

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 26th March, 1869


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MUNRO, ALEXANDER ROSE, M.A.

Born at Bonar Bridge, 1835. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Alness, 1858. Married, 1867, Margaret Sinclair. Became senior minister, 1899.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.480

He served in Alness, Ross and Cromarty.


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MUNRO, CHRISTOPHER

Born in Ross-shire, 1816. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tobermory, 1857. Married, 1859, Eliza J. Paterson. Translated, 1864, to Kilmuir (Skye); and, 1870, to Strathy. Died, 1885.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1816 in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Hector Munro, teacher, and Christian Ross.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1849-55.

Marriage
He married Eliza Joan Paterson on 13th December, 1859, at Lochaline House, Morven, Argyll (Registration: 1859 528/ 6 Morvern). She was born on 15th May, 1819, in Glasgow, the daughter of Robert Paterson, merchant, and Christian Sinclair.

Ministry
He was ordained in Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Argyll. He was translated to Kilmuir and Staffin, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, in 1862; and in 1870 to Strathy and Halladale, Sutherland.

Death
He died on 1st October, 1885, in Strathy, Sutherland. His wife died in 1893 in Sleat, Isle of Skye, Inverness.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.


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MUNRO, DANIEL

Born in Ross-shire. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kildalton and Oa, Islay, 1896. Married, 1900, Catherine D. Turnbull.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.500

He served in Kildalton and Oa, Isle of Islay, Argyll.


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MUNRO, DANIEL ROSS

Born in Ross-shire, 1808. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Maryburgh, 1844. Married, the same year, Barbara Murray. Died, 1873.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 26th May, 1809, in Logie Easter, Ross and Cromarty, the son of David Munro and Janet Ross.

Education
For a time he taught a school in Ordiquhill, Banffshire. He studied in Edinburgh University from 1835.

Marriage
He married Barbara Murray on 7th October, 1844, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She was the daughter of Alexander Murray and Margaret Macleod. Despite the fact that she generally said in the census that she was from Helmsdale, Sutherland, it may be that she was the Barbara Murray born (or baptised) on 9th December, 1820, in Loth, Sutherland, the daughter of Alexander Murray.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 3rd June, 1843, He was called to Maryburgh, Ross and Cromarty, on 21st August,1844, and ordained there shortly thereafter.

Death
He died on 2nd November, 1873, in Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty. His wife died at Maryburgh Cottage, Maryburgh, Ross and Cromarty on 26th October, 1897, of congestion of lungs, two months (Registration: 1897 065/ 22 Fodderty).

There is a monument in Fodderty Cemetery with an inscription:

Daniel & Barbara (Murray) Munro & Family
In memory/of the/Rev. DANIEL ROSS MUNRO/for twenty nine years/Free Church minister of/Maryburgh/died 3rd November 1873/aged 64 years.
A man of/God, a sound divine/a thoughtful preacher/a devoted pastor/a faithful friend/He was revered and beloved/by his congregation by which/this stone is erected.
[RHS] here also lies/ BARBARA MURRAY/ wife of Rev. DANIEL ROSS MUNRO/died 26th Octr 1897/aged 77 years.
A good woman, a model wife/a devoted mother. She was/tenderly loved by her children/She lived and died in Christ.
[LHS] CHARLES AUGUSTUS/died 17th Feby 1847/aged 4 months/BARBARA MURRAY/died 6th Octr 1857/aged 5 years/JESSIE CHARLOTTE/died 10th Sept. 1874/aged 10 years/children of Rev. DANIEL ROSS MUNRO.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Daniel Munro born in 1845 in Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty.

(2) Charles Augustus Munro born on 1st November, 1846. He died on 17th February, 1847, and is buried in Fodderty Cemetery.

(3) David Munro born about 1848 in Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty.

(4) Lewis Stewart Mackenzie Munro born on 28th September, 1850. He died on 24th April, 1901, and is buried in Fodderty Cemetery. There is a memorial which reads:

Lewis Stewart Mackenzie Munro
In/loving memory of/LEWIS STEWART MACKENZIE/MUNRO/born 28th Sept. 1850/died 24th April 1901.

(5) Barbara Munro born in 1852. She died on 6th October, 1857, and is buried in Fodderty Cemetery.

(6) Marjory Cowan Munro born on 5th August, 1855, in Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty. She married Alexander Fraser in the 4th quarter of 1910 in Chelsea, London, England. Other details are known from this inscription in the Fodderty Cemetery:

Alexander & Marjory (Cowan) Fraser
In/loving memory/of/ALEXANDER FRASER/late Bank of Scotland/ Hutchesontown/Glasgow/died at Dunblane/ 24th March 1931/aged 83. Erected by his wife/ and also/in loving memory/of his wife/MARJORY COWAN/FRASER/who died at Dunblane/died 17th March 1954/in her 99th year/a much loved lady.
They shall see his face/and his name shall be in/their foreheads. REV. 22.4.

(7) Aeneas Finlay Munro born on 10th July, 1858, in Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty. He emigrated to Queensland and is buried in a Cemetery in Mackay, Queensland. His life is summarised in this item: Church of England Section 2, Row 11, Plot 18:

MUNRO, Aeneas Finlay

Born 1858, Maryburgh, Scotland; Died 29.11.1895

Before migrating to Australia, Aeneas Munro trained for the law. His interests in mining and journalism were sometimes combined and between 1883 and 1894 he worked as a freelance journalist and an editor on newspapers in Mackay and in Townsville. Munro, who suffered chronic illhealth, published ‘The Sugar Fields of Mackay’ in 1895 as a pamphlet, providing a valuable record of Mackay’s sugar industry at that time.

(8) James Munro born on 7th December, 1861, in Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty.

(9) Jessie Charlotte Munro born in 1864 in Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty. She died on 10th September, 1874, and is buried in Fodderty Cemetery.

Source
Gravestones

www.clanmunroassociation.org.au/clan-munro-association-australia-newsletters/ewExternalFiles/Clan%20Munro%20%28Association%29%20Australia%20Newsletter%2009.pdf

www.mackay.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/88601/Cemetery_Walk_Booklet_Ed5_web.pdf

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Daniel Ross Munro.

Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 9th November, 1846

The Morning Post, London, England, 30th October, 1897, p.1


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MUNRO, DONALD

Born in the parish of Alness, 1822. After spending four years in business, and studying for a year at the Normal School, he became teacher at Fearn. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Reay, 1860. Became senior minister, 1887. Died, 1896.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born (or baptised) on 27th January, 1822, in Alness, Ross and Cromarty, the son of John Munro, crofter, and Margaret Munro.

Education
He attended the parish school of Tain, Ross and Cromarty. He then served an apprenticeship in a business there. Thereafter he attended the Free Normal School in Edinburgh and trained to be a teacher. From 1847-56 he was master of the Hill of Fearn Free Church School, Ross and Cromarty. He studied at Edinburgh University and then enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1855-59.
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Ministry
He was ordained at Reay, Caithness, in 1860. On 13th August, 1884, the Presbytery considered the resignation he had submitted to them in consequence of the decision of the Church anent instrumental music. However, he read a statement saying that he dissented and protested against the decision of the recent Assemblies regarding the use of instrumental music in worship, “as opposed to the teaching of the Word of God, as unconstitutional, and as wholly at variance with the consuetudinary mode of conduct in the praises of God in the Church.” However, he had been persuaded by men whom he respected that there were those who were determined to oppose every departure from Free Church principles. To give time for this to take place, he wished to withdraw his resignation. The Presbytery found this acceptable.

He retired because of ill health in 1887.

Death
He died on 11th November, 1896, at Hill of Fearn, Fearn, Ross and Cromarty, of chronic bronchitis and asthma (Registration: 1896 064/ 24 Fearn (Ross)).

There is a memorial in Kiltearn Cemetery, Ross and Cromarty:

Donald Munro
In loving memory/of/the Rev. DONALD MUNRO/for thirty eight years/minister of/the Free Church at reay/born at Culcraggie/died at Hill of Fearn/11 Nov. 1896.

This stone is erected by the relatives/and members tablet being placed/in the church/by the congregation.

Family
He never married.

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

Gravestones

The Belfast News-Letter, Ireland, 15th August, 1884


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MUNRO, DONALD

Born at Strathbrora, Clyne, 1860. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Urquhart (Ferintosh), 1894. Mr. Munro remained outside the Union of 1900.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 4th September, 1860, in Clyne, Sutherland, the son of John Munro, shepherd, and Jessie Grant.

Education
He was employed as a teacher.

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

Ministry
As a probationer he was called to both Lochgilphead, Argyll, and Ferintosh. He was ordained in Urquhart (Ferintosh), Ross and Cromarty, on 27th November, 1894. He remained in the Free Church at the Union of 1900. He was Moderator of the Free Church in 1918. In November, 1935, he accepted a call to Rogart, Sutherland.

Death
He died in June, 1937.

Sources
The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 4th May, 1918, p.4; 28th November, 1935, p.15; 22nd June, 1937, p.13


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MUNRO, GEORGE DOUGLAS ROSS

Born in the parish of Kiltearn, 1829. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1856, as chaplain to the Highland Brigade serving in the Crimea. Inducted to Logierait, 1857. Married, 1858, Mary H. E. Riach. Translated, 1874, to Jordanhill, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.229

He served in Strathtay (Logierait), Perthshire; and Jordanhill, Hillhead, Glasgow.

For family connections, see the Bayne Tree.


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MUNRO, HUGH

Born in Argyllshire, 1826. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Bowmore (Islay), 1860. Translated to Kilmory (Arran), 1869. Resigned, 1880.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 28th October, 1827, in Barnaline, Dalavich, Argyll, the son of Duncan Munro of Barnaline and Amelia Fraser.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1848. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1851-55.

Ministry
He served in Bowmore, Isle of Islay, Argyll; and Kilmory, Isle of Arran, Bute. After his Scottish ministry, he served with the Presbyterian Church of Queensland in Warwick from 1881 till 20th February, 1882, but he had already been registered as a marriage celebrant by September, 1880.

Death
He died on 12th March, 1901, at Barnaline, Dalavich, Argyllshire.

Source
Warwick Argus, 13th October, 1883


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MUNRO, JAMES

Born at Lochwinnoch, 1803. Studied at the Universities, St. Andrews, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. After supplying for a time in Regent Square Church, London, and acting as missionary at Lochwinnoch, he was ordained at Rutherglen, 1836. Married, 1837, Agnes Wright. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1878. Died, 1884.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.489

He served in Rutherglen, Glasgow.

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


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MUNRO, JAMES IVERACH, M.A.

Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Spent a year in the Theological College at Bala as Hebrew tutor. Ordained at Canisbay, Caithness-shire, 1898. Married, the same year, Janet Gillies Morrison.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.438

He served in Canisbay, Caithness.


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MUNRO, JOHN

Born in the parish of Kiltearn. Learned the trade of a carpenter and worked as a journeyman in Aberdeen. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. In 1806 he was ordained over the Achreny Mission, the mission including also preaching stations at Halladale and Halsary. Translated to Gaelic Chapel, Edinburgh, 1815; and, 1825, to the Parish Church of Halkirk, through the influence of Lady Colquhoun. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1847.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.123.

He served in Halkirk, Caithness.


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MUNRO, JOHN MACRAE

Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Strathmiglo, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.373

He served in North, Strathmiglo, Fife.


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MUNRO, MALCOLM NICOLSON

Born in Ross-shire. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Muckairn, Argyllshire, 1898.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.294

He served in Muckairn (Taynuilt), Argyll.


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MUNRO, ROBERT, B.D., F.R.S.E., F.S.A. (Scotland)

Born in Sutherlandshire, 1853. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Old Kilpatrick, 1878. Married, 1884, Mary Morison.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.274

He served in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire.


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MURCHISON, ALEXANDER

Born at Lochcarron, 1829. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Helmsdale, 1862. Married, the same year, Christina Gillespie. Translated to Glasgow, Macdonald Church, 1876.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.232

He served in Helmsdale, Sutherland; and Macdonald, Glasgow.


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MURDOCH, ALEXANDER GUTHRIE, B.D.

Born in Morayshire, 1854. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Wallacetown, Ayr, 1888. Married, the same year, Helen W. H. Gibb.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.455

He served in Wallacetown, Ayr.


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MURDOCH, ALEXANDER H. BURN

Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Licensed by the Presbytery of Edinburgh, 1852. Ordained minister of the Free Church congregation at Nice, 1857.


Supplementary Information

John Alexander Higgins Burn-Murdoch of Higgins-Neuck, Airth, Stirlingshire

Background
He was born on 17th April and baptized on 11th May, 1824, in Edinburgh, the son of John Burn, advocate, and Anne Maule Murdoch. John Burn changed his name to Burn-Murdoch on marrying. He was brother of Rev. Canon James McGibbon Burn-Murdoch, who was a vicar in Kent, England, and an honorary canon of Canterbury Cathedral, there.

Education
He graduated B.A. from Edinburgh University, on 25th April, 1846. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-48.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Susan Clerk-Rattray on 21st October, 1857, in Rattray, Perthshire. She was born about 1824 in Edinburgh, the daughter of Robert Clerk-Rattray and Christina Richardson.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh in 1852. He was ordained by that Presbytery to Nice on 17th September, 1857. He was called to Langholm, Dumfries-shire, in 1864, but remained in Nice.

Other
He was Justice of the Peace (J.P.).

Death
He died on 9th May, 1883, in Morningside, Edinburgh. His wife died in October, 1914.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Paul Robert Burn-Clerk-Rattray born on 26th March, 1859. He married Ferelith Ramsay on 12th October, 1910, in Alyth, Perthshire.

(2) Christina Beatrice Burn-Murdoch born on 30th July, 1860, in St George, Edinburgh. She is said to have married Lt-Col. Edward Brabazon Urmston, C.B., J.P., son of Capt. William Brabazon Urmston R.N. and Marion Higgins Burn-Murdoch, on 6th June, 1903. He was her first cousin, his mother being the sister of her father.

(3) Anne Priscilla Burn-Murdoch born about 1862 in Nice, France. She died on 6th March, 1927. She left a personal estate worth ₤13,515.

(4) James Victor Burn-Murdoch born on 29th February, 1864, in Nice, France. He married Alida De Haas on 4th June, 1915. He died on 30th August, 1924 – according to the consular returns in Scotland’s People.

(5) Jane Persis Burn-Murdoch born on 20th January, 1866, in Nice, France. She died on 12th January, 1958.

Sources
Thepeerage

Rootsweb

The Aberdeen Journal, 6th February, 1867

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 9th August, 1927, p.5; 28th May, 1937, p.10


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MURDOCH, JAMES

Born at Stirling, 1817. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire, 1846. Married, 1848, Helen Garden. Became senior minister, 1882. Died, 1884.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 13th September, 1818, in Stirling, the son of Peter Murdoch, merchant, and Isabella McNee. For some ministerial connections, see the Barclay and the Lorimer Mellis Blaikie Trees.

Education
He matriculated in 1831 in Glasgow University.

Marriage
He married Helen Garden on 28th September, 1848, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire (also recorded on 1st October in Banchory Devenick, Kincardineshire). She was born on 11th April and baptized on 11th May, 1826, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of Francis Garden, advocate, and Helen Young.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Stirling soon after the Disruption. In 1846, he was ordained in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. John Aikman Patterson was ordained there on 22nd February, 1883, as his colleague and successor. He is said to have been inducted into a charge in Melbourne but died 16 days after reaching Australia.

Death
He died on 28th or 29th October, 1884, in Melbourne, Victoria. His wife died there on 1st April, 1905. They were buried in Kew Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria: grave location PRES A 0655.

Family
Five of his children died of TB.

They had issue including:
(1) Patrick John Murdoch born on 10th June, 1850, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. He was a Free Church minister.

(2) Francis Garden Murdoch born on 3rd January, 1852, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. He married Margaret Brown. He was a seaman. He died on 25th March, 1934, and is buried in Clinton Cemetery, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.

(3) James Murdoch born 0n 27th July, 1853, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. He married Anne Louisa Catherine Blaikie in 1877 in Newington, Edinburgh. She was the daughter of William Garden Blaikie, a Free Church minister.

(4) Eliza Jane Murdoch born on 25th February, 1855, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. She died in 1937 in Victoria, Australia.

(5) William Garden Murdoch born on 7th October, 1856, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. He died there on 19th June, 1868, and there is a memorial to him on the kirkyard wall.

(6) Ivon Lewis Murdoch born on 6th July, 1858, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire.

(7) Andrew Chrystal Murdoch born on 31st December, 1859, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. He married Annie Esler in 1887 in Victoria, Australia.

(8) Helen Nora Murdoch born on 28th April, 1861, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. She married David Curle-Smith. He was an electrical engineer and managed the electricity supply in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. He invented an electric stove and his wife wrote the world’s first cookbook for electric stoves. She was also a noted painter. She died in 1924.

(9) Keith Arthur Murdoch born on 8th September, 1862, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire.

(10) Isabella Agnes Murdoch born on 1st January, 1864, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire.

(11) Hugh Murdoch born on 20th March, 1865, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire.

(12) Grace Young Murdoch born on 8th February, 1867, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire.

(13) Amelia Morison Murdoch born on 15th March, 1870, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. She died on 8th August, 1880, and there is a memorial to her on the kirkyard wall.

(14) Walter Logie Forbes Murdoch born on 17th September, 1874, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. He married Violet Catherine Hughston on 22nd December, 1897, in Hawthorn, Victoria; and after she died in 1952, he married Barbara Marshall Cameron in 1962. He was awarded the honours of KCMG and CMG. He was Professor of English from 1912 to 1939 at the University of Western Australia and chancellor from 1943 to 1947. He was Australia’s best known essayist and broadcaster and he was leader writer of a Melbourne newspaper. Both a University and a city district in Western Australia were named after him. He died on 30th July, 1970.

Sources
Kittybrewster

Wiki

Geneofun

Janet McLem, Peathill: The Auld Kirk and Kirkyard, pp.21-22

Rootschat

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

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 4th February, 1885


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MURDOCH, JOHN

Born, 1818. Ordained at Grange, 1846. Married, 1856, Elizabeth Doig. Resigned, 1877. Died, 1883.


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Background
He was born on 23rd April and baptized on 2nd May, 1819, in Mortlach, Banffshire, the son of John Murdoch and Jane Munro. He was a school-master in Aberlour, Banffshire, in 1841.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Doig on 10th December, 1856, at 11 Battery Place, Rothesay, Bute. She was baptized on 4th September, 1824, in Rothesay, Bute, the daughter of David Doig and Christina Ferguson.

Ministry
He served in Grange, Banffshire. In 1881 he was a minister/school-master in Wallington College, Harcourt Road, Beddington, Surrey, England.

Death
He died in the 3rd quarter of 1883 in Croydon, Surrey, England. His wife died on 13th October, 1908, in Rothesay, Bute, of a rodent ulcer and senile decay.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Brown Murdoch born on 16th November, 1857, in Grange, Banffshire. By 1881 he was a graduate of Aberdeen University and a commercial clerk. He died in 1887, his death being recorded in the Marine Records of Scotland’s People.

(2) David Doig Murdoch born on 10th February, 1861, in Grange, Banffshire. By 1881 he studied at Aberdeen University and at Cambridge University, England, and was an Indian civil servant. He married Hannah Isabel Mary Mullaby. He died in the 4th quarter of 1951 in Tonbridge, Kent.

(3) Christina Doig Murdoch born on 13th January, 1864, in Grange, Banffshire. She married Henry Robert Kirkman in the 3rd quarter of 1884 in Croydon, Surrey, England.

(4) Eliza Jane Murdoch born on 15th June, 1867, in Grange, Banffshire. She died there that year.

Sources
Rootsweb

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 24th July, 1862


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MURDOCH, PATRICK JOHN, M.A.

Born, 1850. Son of Rev. J. Murdoch, Pitsligo. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cruden, 1878. Married, 1882, Annie Brown. Translated, 1884, to Melbourne.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 10th June, 1850, in Pitlsligo, Aberdeenshire, the son of James Murdoch and Helen Garden. For some ministerial connections, see the Barclay Tree.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1870. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1870-73.

Marriage
He married Annie Brown on 5th June, 1882, at Longhaven House, Cruden, Aberdeenshire. She was born on 12th September, 1856, in Cruden, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of George Brown and May Smith Shepherd.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 6th September, 1876, and served as assistant in Regent Square in London, England, and in Aberdeen South to John M. Sloan, before being ordained in Cruden, Aberdeenshire, on 14th February, 1878. He served there till 1884 when he accepted a call to Australia. He served the Presbyterian Church of Victoria in West Melbourne from 7th October, 1884 till 16th August, 1887; Camberwell – Burwood from 30th August 1887 till 31st December, 1928, Burwood being detached in 1897. He was Clerk of Presbytery from 1896; Moderator of the Victoria General Assembly in 1898; and Moderator General 1905-07.

Death
He died on 1st July, 1940, in Hawthorn Upper, Victoria. His wife died there in 1945.

Family
They had issue including the following born in Victoria:

(1) Sir Keith Arthur Murdoch born in 1885 in Melbourne. He studied at the London School of Economics, England. He became a journalist and is credited with bringing to light deficiencies in the Gallipoli campaign of WW1. He married Elisabeth Joy Greene in June, 1928. He built up a newspaper and broadcasting empire. He was the father of Rupert Murdoch. He died in 1952 in Victoria.

(2) Francis Garden Murdoch born in 1887. He died there in 1959.

(3) Alec Brown Shepherd Murdoch born in 1889. He died there in 1920.

(4) Ivon George Murdoch born in 1892. He gained M.C. and bar in WW1, serving with the Australian forces. He became a farmer in Wantabadgery, New South Wales. He died in 1964 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.

(5) Alan May Murdoch born in 1895. He also was awarded an M.C. in WW1, serving with the Australian forces. He died in 1971.

Sources
Informationclearinghouse

Adb

Wiki

Wikipedia

The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 10th January, 1882, p.2


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MURDOCH, ROBERT

Born at Cathcart, 1838. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Blochairn, Glasgow, 1875, over a congregation which he had gathered and organised. Married, 1876, Jessie Laing. Translated, 1877, to Johnstone and Wamphray. Died, 1889.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 14th December, 1839, and baptized on 18th January, 1840, in Cathcart, Glasgow, the son of John Murdoch, teacher, and Ann Gray.

Education
He trained to be a merchant. While a student he was a missionary in Torrance, Dunbartonshire, for five years, and in the Barony, Glasgow, for two years.

Marriage
He married Jessie Laing on 18th January, 1876, at 4 Firpark (?) Terrace, Dennistoun, Glasgow (Registration: 1876 644/3 90 Dennistoun). She was born about 1841 in Glasgow, the daughter of Charles Laing, paper maker, and Janet Lang.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow on 2nd July, 1873. He was ordained in Blochairn, Glasgow on 19th August, 1875. He had been missionary in the area ever since the station was opened, and the call was a most unanimous one. He was translated to Johnstone and Wamphray, Dumfries-shire, on 27th April, 1877.

Death
He died on 5th May, 1889, at the Free Church Manse, Wamphray, Dumfries-shire. He was buried there on 10th May, but later, by Sheriff’s order, he was reinterred at another site in the same cemetery – the congregation had expressed their indignation at the first site: it was in an unsightly situation, and, it was alleged, next to the grave of a suicide. His wife died in 1928 in Erskine, Renfrewshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Janet Gray Murdoch born on 16th January, 1877, in Dennistoun, Lanarkshire. She married William Manson on 18th November, 1910, in Cathcart, Glasgow. She died in 1952 in Carluke, Lanarkshire.

(2) Annie Mary Murdoch born on 24th October, 1878, in Johnstone, Dumfries-shire. She died in 1959 in Troon, Ayrshire.

(3) Charles Archibald Murdoch born on 8th August, 1880, in Johnstone, Dumfries-shire. He married Helen Manson in 1910 in Cathcart, Glasgow. He died on 23rd May, 1913, in Queensland.

(4) Joan Maxwell Murdoch born on 19th November, 1882, in Johnstone, Dumfriesshire.

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

Glasgow Herald, 20th August, 1875

The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent, Yorkshire, England, 24th June 24, 1889, p.5

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 28th April, 1877, p.9


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MURRAY, ALEXANDER

Born in Ireland, 1829. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Culsalmond, 1857. Married, 1853, Christina Macgregor; and, 1862, Eliza I. Hardy. Retired, 1862.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 7th July, 1830, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the son of George Murray, cartwright, and Catherine Glegg.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1851-53.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Christina MacGregor on 28th January, 1853, the marriage being registered in Killin, Perthshire, and in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She was the daughter of Alexander MacGregor.

(2) In 1861 Alexander Murray was living in Forgue, Aberdeenshire. He was the minister of Culsalmond Free Church, aged 30, a widower and born in Aberdeen. Eliza J. Hardie was living with him, a servant. On 19th January, 1862, at 5 Little Belmont Street, Aberdeen, Alexander George Murray was born to them (Registration: 1862 168/1 160 St Nicholas). He was illegitimate and his father was described as Alexander Murray, teacher. Alexander Murray married Eliza Isabella Hardy on 30th January, 1862, at the City Hotel, St Nicholas, Aberdeen (Registration: 1862 168/1 35 St Nicholas). He was then said to be a teacher. She was born on 20th May and baptized on 7th June, 1835, in Ordiquill, Banffshire, the daughter of William Hardy, master gardner, and Jane Wright.

Ministry
He was ordained in Culsalmond, Aberdeenshire, on 8th January, 1857, as colleague and successor to Patrick Robertson, who died in 1867. He emigrated to Canada and became a teacher.

Family
He had issue including:

(1) Alexander George Murray married Sarah Frances De Neville Durrand on 31st October, 1889, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He became a barrister.

Source
Curiousfox

Craigmyle


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MURRAY, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Crieff. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Fossoway, 1895. Married, 1896, Bella Bisset Norrie.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.419

He served in Fossoway, Kinross-shire.


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MURRAY, ALLAN FULLARTON, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1846. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Torphichen, 1875.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.40

He served in Torphichen, West Lothian.


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MURRAY, COLIN SINCLAIR

Born at Thurso, 1831. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at North Yell, 1864. Translated to Salton, Haddingtonshire, 1878. Died, 1894.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 11th February and baptized on 7th March, 1832, in Thurso, Caithness, the son of John Murray, spirit dealer, and Anne Sinclair. In 1851, he was living in Tongue, Sutherland, and was described as a family tutor.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1855-60.

Ministry
He worked as a missionary in Yell – North, Shetland, before being ordained minister there on 10th November, 1864. He was translated to Salton and Bolton, East Lothian, on 28th November, 1878.

Death
He died on 6th March, 1894, his death being recorded in Lasswade, Midlothian.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.


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MURRAY, DAVID

Born, 1810. Ordained at Muckairn, Argyllshire, 1844. Retired, 1855.


Supplementary Information

David M. Murray

Background
He was born on 3rd April, 1811, in Creich, Sutherland, the son of Patrick Murray, schoolmaster, and Jean McKenzie (Registration: OPR 09/04/1811 046/ 10 21 Creich). In 1841 he was the parish school teacher in Creich.

Ministry
A “David M. Murray, Creich, Bonar Bridge” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Muckairn (Taynuilt), Argyll.

Other
In 1861 he lived in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, and was a teacher.


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MURRAY, DONALD

Born at Stornoway, 1805. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. During his theological course Mr. Murray was inspector of schools for the Gaelic School Society. Ordained at Knock (Lewis), 1845. Married, 1846, Helen Morrison. Translated, 1866, to Tarbat. Became senior minister, 1886. Died, 1899.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born at Melbost, Stornoway, in the quoad sacra parish of Knock, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty, about 1804.

Education
He attended the local parish school, and worked with his father on his farm. He taught for four years in the parish of Glenelg for the Gaelic School Society. Then he studied in Edinburgh. During his divinity training he was appointed inspector of the Society’s Schools until he was ordained.

Marriage
He married Helen Morrison on 23rd April, 1846, in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty. She was born there about 1807.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1844 and ordained the following year on 22nd OCtober. He served in Knock, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty. He was Clerk of Presbytery in Lewis. He accepted a call to Tarbat, Ross and Cromarty, in December, 1866, and was inducted there on 16th January, 1867. For some time around the end of 1885 he had John William McDougall as his assistant and he had Dugald Matheson as his colleague and successor. On the occasion of his ministerial jubilee, a meeting was held in the Moncreiff Hall in Edinburgh, when a beautifully illuminated address by his Presbytery was presented to him by Colin Sinclair, Moderator of the Presbytery. At the same time he was presented with a purse of sovereigns from the Tarbat congregation.

Death
Latterly he removed to Dingwall and then to Wardie Avenue, Edinburgh, where he died on 9th May, 1899. His wife died on 14th November, 1881, at the Free Church Manse, Tarbat, Ross and Cromarty.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Catherine L(illingston?) Murray born about 1847 in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty. She was an artistic decorator.

(2) Donald Roderick Murray born about 1848 in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty. He became a medical practitioner. He married Johanna Matheson in 1887 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

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

The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 18th November, 1881, p.7

Glasgow Herald, 21st November, 1895

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 27th November, 1895


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MURRAY, GEORGE

Born at Golspie, 1860. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kilninver and Kilmelford, Argyllshire, 1894. Married, 1896, Katherine A. Macaskill.


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FUFC, p.475

He served in Kilninver and Kilmelford, Argyll.


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MURRAY, JOHN, D.D.

Born in the parish of Insch, 1784. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and took courses in both divinity and medicine in Edinburgh. Ordained, 1816, at Trinity Chapel, Aberdeen. Married, 1820, Margaret Brown. Became senior minister of St. Nicholas Church, 1825. Some years afterwards the collegiate charges of the East and West Churches were dissolved, and the whole city was divided anew into parishes. Dr. Murray became minister of the North Church and parish. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1861.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.4

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

He served in North, Aberdeen.


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MURRAY, JOHN

Born at Cademuir, Peebles, 1808. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Milton of Balgonie, 1837. Translated to Dunbog, Fife, 1838. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. At the Disruption Mr. Murray’s charge embraced the parishes of Abdie and Newburgh, as well as his original parish of Dunbog. Married, 1861, Mary Ann Pitcairn. Became senior minister, 1880. Died, 1882.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.151

He served in Abdie and Newburgh, Fife.

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


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MURRAY, JOHN

Born in the parish of Stornoway, 1841. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Clyne, Brora, 1869. Married, 1871, Dorothea Reed, and, 1895, Georgianna A. Cox. Died, 1900.


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Background
He was born (or baptised) on 5th March, 1841, in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Alexander Murray, farmer, and Sybella (or Sibella) McLeod.

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

Marriage
He married:

(1) Dorothea Reed on 1st February, 1871, at 124 Princes Street, Edinburgh (Registration: 1871 685/2 39 St Andrew (Edinburgh)). Her age in the records fluctuates wildly, but she was born on 26th and baptized on 30th September, in Farr, Sutherland, the daughter of Gabriel Reed, farmer, and Alexandrina Mackay. For some family connections, see the tree of John Mackay of Kirtomy.

(2) Georgiana Amy Cox in the 3rd quarter of 1895 in Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, England. She was born in the last quarter of 1858 in West Derby, Lancashire, England, the daughter of Charles Cox and his wife Georgiana.

Ministry
A John Murray was licensed by the Presbytery of Breadalbane on 10th June, 1869. He served in Clyne, Sutherland. He was Convener of Sutherland County Council.

Death
He died on 14th July, 1900, in Clyne, Sutherland. His first wife died there in 1891. Georgina Amy Cox or Murray died in 1940 in Nairn.

Source
The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 22nd December, 1897, p.12


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MURRAY, JOHN, M.A.

Born in the parish of Keig, 1842. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Dairsie, Fife, 1874. Married, 1876, Elizabeth J. Anderson.


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FUFC, p.370

He served in Dairsie, Fife.


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MURRAY, JOHN GRAY, D.D.

Born at Edinburgh, 1820. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, acting for a time during his course as a teacher in George Heriot’s Hospital. Ordained at Auchencairn, 1844. Married, 1849, Joanna T. Anderson. Translated, 1863, to North Shields; and, 1868, to Cheltenham.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.480

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

He served in Auchencairn, Kirkcudbrightshire.


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MURRAY, THOMAS

Born at Olrig, 1821. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Midmar, 1857. Married, 1858, Georgina Wilson; and, 1885, Agnes Greig. Died, 1896.


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Background
He was born on 26th January and baptized on 1st February, 1821, in Olrig, Caithness, the son of Donald Murray, farmer and auctioneer, and Catherine Coghill. He spent ten years in business in Thurso, Caithness, and became a master clothier and draper.

Education
He attended Edinburgh University and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1850-54.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Georgina Wilson on 25th May, 1868, in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. She was born about 1841 in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the daughter of George Wilson, surgeon and druggist, and his wife Jean.

(2) Agnes Greig in 1885 in St George, Edinburgh. She was born (or baptised) on 20th May, 1835, in Eccles, Berwickshire, the daughter of James Greig and Agnes Borthwick. Her sisters were married to ministers: Jane Borthwick Greig was married to Henry William Bell, a Free Church minister; and Anne Peddie Greig was married to Robert T. Jeffrey, a United Presbyterian Church minister.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1855. He was ordained in Midmar, Aberdeenshire, in 1857. At the time the congregation was referred to as Bankhead.

Death
He died on 16th or 17th September, 1896, in Midmar, Aberdeenshire. Georgina Wilson or Murray died there in 1882. Agnes Greig or Murray died in 1908 in St Machar, Aberdeen.
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Publications
Respective and relative duties of pastor and flock: being an ordination address, 1860 

Union of the four non-conforming Presbyterian Churches of Scotland desirable, safe, and practicable, 1863

The disruption principles not a finality, 1865

A general fund the true ideal mode of ministerial support, 1865

Comparative urgency of the union & disestablishment questions: with reflections on the positions of parties in the Free Church, and that church’s duty in the pending crisis, 1873

Nineteenth century unbelief: with addendum bearing on the Free Church crisis, 1879

Heretical declamation in the Free Church brought to the test of argument, 1890

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) Daniel Murray born on 2nd April, 1869, in Midmar, Aberdeenshire.

(2) George Wilson Murray born on 29th July, 1870, in Midmar, Aberdeenshire. He married Annie Cargill in 1899 in Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire. He died in 1931 in Perth.

(3) Thomas Murray born on 19th August, 1872, in Midmar, Aberdeenshire.

(4) Rowland John Murray born on 22nd December, 1874, in Midmar, Aberdeenshire. He died in 1901 in Perth.

(5) Henry Moncrieff Murray born in 1879 in Midmar, Aberdeenshire. He died there in 1882.

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

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 18th September, 1896


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MURRAY, THOMAS, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1853. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Maryton, 1877 [Vol. 2 says 1876.]. Married, 1883, Helen Scott. Translated to Gibraltar, 1885; and, 1895, appointed to Malta as army chaplain.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.586

He served in Maryton, Angus.


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MURRAY, WILLIAM GRAY

Born at Scotscalder, Caithness, 1836. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Bruan, Caithness, 1865.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.505

He served in Bruan, Caithness.


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