Ministers R

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RAE, FRANK
RAE, FREDERICK JAMES
RAE, GEORGE MILNE
RAE, JOHN
RAE, WILLIAM JOHN
RAINNIE, JOHN
RAINY ROBERT
RAITT, WILLIAM
RAMAGE, THOMAS
RAMSAY, ALEXANDER MARTIN
RAMSAY, CHARLES ROLLAND
RAMSAY, JOHN CONNEL
RANKIN, ALEXANDER
RANKIN, HUGH MONTGOMERY
RANKIN, WILLIAM MIRRLEES
RATTRAY, HUGH MACLENNAN
REID, ALEXANDER
REID, ALEXANDER HUMPHREY
REID, ARCHIBALD
REID, DAVID
REID, HERBERT
REID, JAMES, Portree
REID, JAMES, Collace
REID, JOHN BROWN
REID, MATTHEW
REID, ROBERT
REID, ROBERT ALEXANDER
REID, ROBERT W.
REID, SAMUEL
REID, SAMUEL W.
REID, WILLIAM
REID, WILLIAM, Hurlford
REID, WILLIAM, Airdrie
REITH, GEORGE
REITH, GEORGE M.
RENNY, GEORGE
RENTON, JOHN
RENWICK, ADAM
RETTIE, ADAM
REVIE, DUGALD
REYBURN, HUGH YOUNG
RHENIUS, JOSIAH
RHIND, ALEXANDER
RICHARDSON, PETER
RIDDELL, JOHN, Dundee
RIDDELL, JOHN, Renton
RIDDELL, WILLIAM
RIDDICK, SAMUEL MURDOCH
RIDDOCH, ALEXANDER WILLIAM
RITCHIE, GEORGE
RITCHIE, JAMES
RITCHIE, THOMAS LEITCH
ROBB, ALEXANDER
ROBB, RALPH
ROBB, WILLIAM DONALD
ROBERTON, ALEXANDER LOGAN
ROBERTON, IVOR JOHNSTONE
ROBERTON, NIGEL CRAIG
ROBERTON, THOMAS
ROBERTS, ALEXANDER
ROBERTSON, ADAM
ROBERTSON, ALEXANDER
ROBERTSON, ALEXANDER STEWART
ROBERTSON, DAVID DOIG
ROBERTSON, DONALD, Inveravon
ROBERTSON, GEORGE PHILIP
ROBERTSON, JAMES, Cray
ROBERTSON, JAMES, Falmouth
ROBERTSON, JAMES, Calcutta
ROBERTSON, JAMES, Fordyce
ROBERTSON, JAMES GALL
ROBERTSON, JOHN, Gartly
ROBERTSON, JOHN, Stonehaven
ROBERTSON, JOHN, Saline
ROBERTSON, JOHN, Girthon
ROBERTSON, JOHN, Arbroath
ROBERTSON, JOHN CHARLES
ROBERTSON, PATRICK
ROBERTSON, PATRICK WILLIAM
ROBERTSON, SAMUEL
ROBERTSON, THOMAS
ROBERTSON, THOMAS FREW
ROBERTSON, WILLIAM, Kinloss
ROBERTSON, WILLIAM, Aboyne
ROBERTSON, WILLIAM G.
ROBERTSON, WILLIAM GUTHRIE
ROBERTSON, WILLIAM LEWIS
ROBINSON, THOMAS
ROBSON, JOHN
RODGER, ALEXANDER, Coldstream
RODGER, ALEXANDER, Armadale
RODGER, ALEXANDER, Tarbolton
RODGER, ROBERT GEORGE
ROGER, JAMES
ROGERS, JOHN DAVID
ROGERSON, WILLIAM
ROSE, ALEXANDER M’GREGOR
ROSE, DONALDSON
ROSE, GEORGE
ROSE, JOHN MACDONALD
ROSE, NEIL PATRICK
ROSE, ROBERT
ROSE, WILLIAM
ROSS, ADAM
ROSS, ALEXANDER JOHNSTONE
ROSS, BROWNLEE JOHN
ROSS, BRYCE
ROSS, CHARLES
ROSS, CHARLES GORDON
ROSS, DAVID
ROSS, DAVID MORISON
ROSS, DONALD G.
ROSS, DUNCAN
ROSS, DUNCAN CAMPBELL
ROSS, GEORGE MACMURRAY
ROSS, HUGH, Collessie
ROSS, HUGH, Perth
ROSS, JAMES, Durness
ROSS, JAMES, Bracadale
ROSS, JOHN, Pirie
ROSS, JOHN, Stoer
ROSS, JOHN, Fodderty
ROSS, JOHN, St Fergus
ROSS, JOHN, Rosskeen
ROSS, JOHN, Rosehall
ROSS, JOHN, Alness
ROSS, JOHN MURDOCH EBENEZER
ROSS, RICHARD
ROSS, ROBERT, Troon
ROSS, ROBERT, Forfar
ROSS, RODERICK, South Uist
ROSS, RODERICK, Coll
ROSS, THOMAS
ROSS, WALTER
ROSS, WILLIAM, Aberdour
ROSS, WILLIAM, Rothesay
ROSS, WILLIAM, Dundonald
ROSS, WILLIAM, Cullen
ROSSBOROUGH, WILLIAM
ROWAND, ANDREW
ROXBURGH, JOHN
ROY, JAMES
ROY, WILLIAM
RUSSELL, ALEXANDER
RUSSELL, ALEXANDER FRASER
RUSSELL, ARCHIBALD
RUSSELL, JAMES
RUSSELL, JAMES ALEXANDER
RUSSELL, JAMES MACPHAIL
RUSSELL, JOHN, Pathhead
RUSSELL, JOHN, Lochwinnoch
RUSSELL, JOHN NAISMITH
RUSSELL, THOMAS
RUSSELL, WILLIAM CUTHBERTSON
RUST, ALEXANDER
RUTHERFORD, JAMES
RYRIE, ANDREW


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RAE, FRANK, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1854. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Maxwelltown, Dumfries, 1884. Married, 1890, Elizabeth A. Barbour. Translated to Uddingston, 1890.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.194

He served in Maxwelltown, Dumfries-shire; and Uddingston, Lanarkshire.


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RAE, FREDERICK JAMES, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1865. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Newport, 1891.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.410

He served in Newport, Fife.


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RAE, GEORGE MILNE, D.D. (Aberdeen)

Born at Udny, 1840. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1867, missionary to Madras. Married, 1877, Janet Gibb. Returned to this country, 1891, and, 1892, was appointed secretary of the Colonial, Continental, and Jewish Mission Committees.

Publication.—The Syrian Church in India.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.572


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RAE, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Udny, 1836. Brother of the foregoing. Studied at Marischal College and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Gamrie, 1866. Married, 1872, Jessie Clark. In 1872 Mr. Rae undertook the superintendence of the Lebanon schools, and laboured there till 1879, when he returned home. Settled at Causewayend, Aberdeen, 1880. Died, 1885.


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Background
He was born on 9th September, and baptized on 10th October, 1836, in Udny, Aberdeenshire, the son of John Rae, farmer, and Isabella Milne.

Marriage
He married Jessie Clark on 24th July, 1872, in Montrose, Angus. She was born on 27th November, 1851, in Montrose, Angus, the daughter of Alexander Clark and Jessie Clark.

Ministry
In January, 1861, he was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Ellon. He wasn’t ordained in Gamrie, Banffshire, until August, 1866. Aberdeen – Causewayend was sanctioned in June, 1879. A hall was built and John Rae preached his first sermon there on 13th January, 1880. The Church was opened on 19th November, 1882, with a roll of 172 members.

Death
He died on 10th December, 1885, in Aberdeen. His wife died on 16th November, 1923, in Glengairn, Aberdeenshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Isabella Rae born on 19th June, 1873, in Suk-El-Gharb, Syria. She died on 23rd February, 1953, in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(2) James George Abdallah Rae born 20th October, 1874, in Schweir, Syria. He died on 24th October, 1940, in Woollahra, New South Wales.

(3) John Lumsden Rae born on 19th January, 1876, in Beyrout, Syria. He died on 12th June, 1949, in Harrow, Middlesex, England.

(4) Alexander Clark Rae born in 1877 in Montrose, Angus. He married Williamina Chrystall in 1905 in Newhills, Aberdeenshire. He died in 1934 in Portland, Oregon, USA.

(5) William Henderson Rae born on 7th March, 1880, in Montrose, Angus. He married Margaret Logan Robertson in 1923 in Glengairn, Aberdeenshire. He died in 1940 in Aberdeen.

(6) Jessie Clark Rae born on 1st June, 1881, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She married Colin Hay Adam in 1917 in St Machar, Aberdeen. She died on 22nd February, 1964, in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(7) Charles Leslie Rae born on 5th July, 1883, in Aberdeen. He died on 21st October, 1959, in Newington, Edinburgh.

Sources
www.arabicbible.com/for-christians/the-bible/148-fifty-three-years-in-syria/1467-mission-schools.html?showall=1

www.st-stephens.co.uk/History.html

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


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RAE, WILLIAM JOHN

Born in Dumfries-shire, 1855. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire, 1882. Retired, 1894.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 21st May, 1856, in Cummertrees, Dumfries-shire, the son of Alexander Rae, farmer, and Elizabeth Pool.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1878-82.

Ministry
He served in Kirkbean and Southwick, Kirkcudbrightshire. In 1901 he was living in his family home and was designated “farmer’s son”.

Death
He died in 1929 in Cummertrees, Dumfries-shire.


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RAINNIE, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Belhelvie, 1841. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Alford, 1867. Translated to Strathdon, 1871; and to Knox’s Church, Perth, 1876. Married, 1878, Isabella F. Edie. Mr. Rainnie was clerk of the Presbytery of Perth from 1879.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.334

He served in Alford, Aberdeenshire; Strathdon and Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire; and Perth – Knox’s.


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RAINY, ROBERT, D.D. (Glasgow and Edinburgh)

Dr. Rainy was born at Glasgow on New Year’s Day, 1826. His grandfather was parish minister of Creich, Sutherlandshire, and his father, Harry Rainy, was for many years Professor of Medical Jurisprudence in Glasgow University. Dr. Rainy studied at the University of Glasgow and New College, Edinburgh. He began as a student of medicine, but while so engaged resolved to become a Free Church minister. He was ordained at Huntly in 1851, and was translated to the Free High Church, Edinburgh, in 1854. Dr. Rainy married, in 1857, Susan, daughter of Adam Rolland of Gask. Appointed in 1862 Professor of Church History in the New College, Edinburgh, in 1874 he was elected Principal of the same institution. He was Moderator of the Free Church General Assembly in 1887. Dr. Rainy has an assured place in the succession of Scottish Church leaders. What he wrote of Ambrose may be fitly applied to himself: “In all be did he was a magnanimous Christian; and by the grandeur of his impulses and the nobility of his attitude he raised the Church’s own conception of her cause and of her work.”

Publications.—Delivery and Development of Christian Doctrine (Cunningham Lectures). The Bible and Criticism. Three Lectures on the Church of Scotland. Expository Commentary on Philippians (“Expositor’s Bible”). Life of Principal Cunningham.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.582

For family connections, see the Bayne Tree.

He served in Huntly, Aberdeenshire; and Edinburgh – High.

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


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RAITT, WILLIAM, Ph.D.

Born in Forfarshire, 1837. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Gartly, 1864. Married, the same year, Jane Cardno. Translated, 1868, to Woolwich.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 28th November and baptized on 9th December, 1838, in Dundee, the son of William Raitt, teacher, and Janet Elder.

Marriage
He married Jane Cardno on 30th August, 1864, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was born on 21st August, 1837, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the daughter of George Cardno, gardener, and Christina Spence.

Ministry
He served in Gartly, Aberdeenshire.

Death
He died in the 3rd quarter of 1913, in Billericay, Essex, England, aged 74. His wife died in the 1st quarter of 1893, in Woolwich, London.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) George Cardno Raitt born in 1866 in Gartly, Aberdeenshire. He married Henrietta Blest in the 1st quarter of 1893 in Woolwich, London, England. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1919 in Paddington, London, England.

(2) William Hamilton Burns Raitt born in the 1st quarter of 1870 in Mile End, London, England. He served in the military in WW1.


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RAMAGE, THOMAS

Born at Busby, 1831. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Kilmarnock, 1856. Married, 1861, Isabella W. M’Geachan. Translated to Douglas Water, 1874. Joined the Free Church at the union in 1876. Translated, 1883, to Cleland; and, 1887, to Skirling. Died, 1888.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.27

He served in Cleland, Lanarkshire; and Skirling, Peebles-shire.

The Free Church of Scotland Monthly, February 1, 1889, Obituary


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RAMSAY, ALEXANDER MARTIN

Born near Dundee, 1843. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained for Trinidad, 1881. Married, 1890, Agnes Marshall.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.531


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RAMSAY, CHARLES ROLLAND, M.A.

Born at Arbroath, 1865. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Keiss, Caithness-shire, 1890. Married, the same year, Agnes M.C. Matheson. Translated, 1891, to St. Luke’s, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.249

FES, Vol.2, p.311

He served in Keiss, Caithness; and Glasgow – St. Luke’s.


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RAMSAY, JOHN CONNEL, L.R.C.P. & S. (Edinburgh)

Studied at the University and New College. Edinburgh. Appointed medical missionary to Livingstonia, 1896. Ordained by authority of the General Assembly for that work. Retired, 1898, owing to ill-health.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 27th July, 1871, in Peebles, the son of James Ramsay, railway surfaceman, and Catherine Davidson.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1893-94.


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RANKIN, ALEXANDER

Born at Glenhead, Old Kilpatrick, 1812. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained, 1842, at East Strathaven, Lanarkshire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1844, Annabella Alexander.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.225

FUFC, p.193

He served in Strathaven, Lanarkshire.


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RANKIN, HUGH MONTGOMERY, M.A.

Born at Greenock, 1867. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Tighnabruaich, 1893. Married, 1897, Margaret C. Kelly.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.88

He served in Tighnabruaich, Argyll.


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RANKIN, WILLIAM MIRRLEES, B.D.

Born, 1857. Son of Rev. A. Rankin, Strathaven. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Drumoak, 1881. Married, 1887, Jane Ogilvie. Translated, 1888, to Bridgeton, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.423

He served in Drumoak, Aberdeenshire; and Glasgow – Bridgeton.


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RATTRAY, HUGH MACLENNAN

Born at Tain, 1828. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ancrum, 1864. Married, 1879, Olivia Thompson. Became senior minister, 1892.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 18th and baptized on 27th October, 1828, in Tain, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Charles Rattray, farmer, and Ann McLennan.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1858-1862.

Marriage
He married Olivia Thompson. She was born about 1838 in Swanlinbar, Fermanagh, Ireland – so the 1911 census – though Swanlinbar is actually in County Cavan.

Ministry
He served in Ancrum, Roxburghshire.

Death
He died on 31st March, 1918, in Bath, Somerset, England. She died there in the 1st quarter of 1927.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.


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REID, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born in the parish of Strichen, 1801. Studied at Marischal College and Theological Hall, Aberdeen. Ordained at Portsoy, Banffshire, 1829. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1844, Eliza H. Christie. Died, 1863.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.293

He served in Portsoy, Banffshire.

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


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REID, ALEXANDER HUMPHREY, M.A.

Born at Portsoy, 1844. Son of the foregoing. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Gartly, 1868. Married, 1873, Mary C. Miller. Translated to Dundee, M’Cheyne Memorial, 1872; to Torquay, 1887. Resigned, 1893. Settled at Ellon, 1894.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.440

He served in Gartly, Aberdeenshire; Dundee – M’Cheyne Memorial; and Ellon, Aberdeenshire.


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REID, ARCHIBALD, M.A.

Born at Duntocher, 1842. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, New College, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Glasgow; also in Germany. Ordained at Slamannan, 1875. Married, 1886, Margaret M. Macdonald. Died, 1892.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 10th April and baptized on 1st May, 1842, in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, the son of John Reid, master baker, and Elizabeth Pollock, his wife.

Education
He attended the General Assembly School. He enrolled in the University of St Andrews, Fife, 1861-65. He graduated M.A. on 26th April, 1866, with 1st Class Honours in Classics. His name does not seem to be in the New College list of alumni.

Marriage
He married Margaret M. MacDonald in 1892 in Newington, Edinburgh.

Ministry
He served in Slamannan, Stirlingshire.

Death
He died on 25th December, 1892, in Slamannan, Stirlingshire.

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


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REID, DAVID, B.D.

Born in Fife, 1865. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Calcutta, 1892. Married, 1896, Georgina T. Stuart.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.15


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REID, HERBERT, M.A.

Born in Dumbartonshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Thurso, West, 1895.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.162

He served in Thurso – West, Caithness.


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REID, JAMES

Born at Strathtay, 1819. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Portree, 1854. Married, the same year, Isabella Grey. Became senior minister, 1893. Died, 1896.


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Background
He was born about 1819 in Logierait, Perthshire.

Education
He attended the local parish school and Perth Academy. He studied at Edinburgh University. He was enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1849-53. During his student days he taught a school, and engaged in missionary work.

Marriage
He married Isabella Gray on the 21st November, 1854, at 136 George Street, Edinburgh. She was the fourth daughter of David Gray.

Ministry
He served in Portree, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. He was for about 30 years Presbytery Clerk and also served for a time as Synod Clerk. On retirement he moved to Edinburgh.

Death
He died on 12th February, 1896, but was buried in Portree, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. His wife died in 1902 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Anna Young Reid born on 18th March, 1858, in Portree, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. She married Dugald McLachlan there in 1879. She died there in 1938.

(2) Isabella Margaret Reid born on 27th September, 1861, in Portree, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.

(3) James Alexander Reid born on 20th July, 1863, in Portree, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. He married Catherine G. MacDonald in 1895 in St George, Edinburgh.

(4) Isabella Mary Elizabeth Reid born on 10th December, 1865, in Portree, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.

(5) Margaret Grace Reid born on 2nd November, 1867, in Portree, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. She married Henry Fotheringham Henderson there in 1888. She died in 1939 in Glasgow.

(6) John Ross Reid born on 19th July, 1872, in Portree, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire

Sources
The Scotsman, Edinburgh, Wednesday, 29th November, 1854

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


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REID, JAMES

Born at Glasgow, 1823. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Collace, Perthshire, 1857.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.329

He served in Collace, Perthshire.


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REID, JOHN BROWN, M.A.

Born in the parish of New Monkland, 1843. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Wigtown, 1878. Married, 1879, Frances Anderson. Died, 1900.


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Background
He was born on 27th January and baptized on 26th February, 1843, in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, the son of John Reid, coalwork manager, and Helen Nisbett.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1864 and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1864-68.

Marriage
He married Frances Anderson in the 3rd quarter of 1879 in Morpeth, Northumberland, England. She was born on 1st May, 1840, in St Fergus, Banffshire, the daughter of James Anderson, parish minister there, and Margaret Gavin. For some family connections, see the John Anderson Tree.

Ministry
He served in Wigtown.

Death
He died on 14th August, 1900, in Wigtown. His wife lived at The New House, 63 Grange Road, Cambridge, England, and died there on 28th January, 1919.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Douglas Gavin Reid born in 1881 in Wigtown. He gained his M.D., Ch.B., degrees and was a doctor in Cambridge, England, and died there in 1934.

(2) James Bruce Reid born in1882 in Wigtown.

Sources
The London Gazette, 31st October, 1919, Issue:31624; p.13357

Turnbull & Spears, The Transactions Of The Medico-Chirurgical Society Of Edinburgh, Vol. XXVIII, New Series, Session 1908-1909, p.xii


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REID, MATTHEW, B.D.

Born at Lesmahagow, 1842. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Wellpark, Greenock, 1873. Married, the same year, Margaret Miller. For many years he was clerk of the Free Presbytery of Greenock.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.160

He served in Greenock – Well Park, Renfrewshire.


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REID, ROBERT

Born at Rathven, Banffshire, 1811. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen. After receiving licence Mr. Reid became assistant at Banchory-Ternan, and later in Trinity Church, Aberdeen. He was also evening lecturer at John Knox and Gilcomston Churches, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1842, at Chalmers’ Church, Glasgow. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. After the Disruption Mr. Reid went to supply at Banchory-Ternan, and was settled there in August 1843. Married, the same year, Mary C. Warrack. Became senior minister, 1884. Died, 1893.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.405

He served in Glasgow – Chalmers’; and Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire.

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


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REID, ROBERT ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Markinch, Fife, 1864. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Aberuthven, 1891. Married, 1892, Roberta A. Scott.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.14

He served in Aberuthven, Perthshire.


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REID, ROBERT W.

Son of Rev. William Reid, Airdrie. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Bishopbriggs, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.348

He served in Bishopbriggs, Glasgow.


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REID, SAMUEL

Born in Ayrshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Rio Tinto, Spain, 1895.


Supplementary Information

Samuel Brown Reid

FUFC, p.205


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REID, SAMUEL W.

Born at Greenock, 1806. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and became one of the masters of Loretto School. Took his theological course at Aberdeen and Edinburgh. He signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843, and became assistant at Grosvenor Square Church, Manchester. Ordained, 1845, at Muirkirk. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Macfarlane. After two years Mr. Reid resigned his charge, and devoted himself to evangelistic work. In 1850 he was settled at Shettleston. Resigned, 1874. Died, 1887.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 2nd December, 1806, in Greenock, Renfrewshire, the son of William Reid and Isabel McLarty.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Liddell McFarlane on 8th July, 1845, the marriage being registered both in Gorbals, Lanarkshire, and East Parish, Greenock, Renfrewshire. She was born on 16th August, and baptized on 13th September, 1824, in Arrochar, Dunbartonshire, the daughter of Andrew MacFarlane and Isabell McMurrich.

Ministry
A “Samuel R. Reid, Greenock” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Muirkirk, Ayrshire; and Shettleston, Glasgow.

Death
He died in 1887, in Rhu, Dunbartonshire. His wife died there in 1914.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Andrew William Reid born on 13th November, 1863, in Shettleston, Glasgow.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Samuel W. Reid.


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REID, WILLIAM

Born near Glasgow, 1793. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Dundee, Chapelshade, 1830. Married, 1842, Matilda C. Lawson. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Collessie, Fife, 1844. Died, 1854.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.324

He served in Dundee – Chapelshade; and Collessie, Fife.


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REID, WILLIAM

Born at Paisley, 1823. Served his time as a cabinetmaker. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Hurlford, 1857. Married, 1865, Catherine C. Somerville.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.137

He served in Hurlford, Ayrshire.

He had a son, William Somerville Reid, who was a United Free Church minister: FUFC, p.138.


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REID, WILLIAM

Born at Kirkintilloch, 1838. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Airdrie, Broomknoll, 1867. Married, the same year, Agnes Allan.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.175

He served in Airdrie – Broomknoll, Lanarkshire.


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REITH, GEORGE, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Aberdeen, 1842. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Glasgow, College Church, 1866. Married, 1870, Ada M. Weston.

Publication.—The Gospel according to St. John (2 volumes).


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.216 (twice)

He served in Glasgow – College.


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REITH, GEORGE M., M.A.

Born at Aberdeen. Son of Dr. A. Reith, and nephew of foregoing. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1889, minister of the Presbyterian Church of England at Singapore. Returned to this country, 1895. Settled at St. Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, 1898. For several years Mr. Reith was editor of the Proceedings and Debates of the Free Church General Assembly.


Supplementary Information

George Murray Reith

FUFC, p.27

He served in Edinburgh – St. Cuthbert’s or West.


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RENNY, GEORGE

Born at Arbroath, 1830. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Aberlemno,1857. Married, 1859, Isabella J. Cargill. Translated, 1861, to Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Resigned, 1867, and, after officiating on the Continent and elsewhere, was settled at Strathblane, 1870. Translated to Wick, 1871. Died, 1897.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 13th July and baptized on 12th August, 1830, in Arbroath, Angus, the son of William Renny and Margaret Johnston.

Education
He commenced his University studies in 1867. The New College, Edinburgh, records do not record him as having matriculated there.

Marriage
He married Isabella Jamieson Cargill on 30th August, 1859, Arbroath, Angus. She was born on 29th August and baptized on 13th September, 1832, the daughter of David Cargill, shipowner, and Susan Wightman.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dundee in 1855. He assisted in Pulteneytown, Wick, Caithness, before being ordained in 1857 in Aberlemno, Angus. On returning from South Africa, he ministered in Lausanne, Switzerland, for a time. He also served in Strathblane, Stirlingshire; and Wick, Caithness.

Death
He died on 25th June, 1897, in Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty. His wife died in 1908 in Arbroath, Angus.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

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


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RENTON, JOHN

Born at Edinburgh, 1820. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Auchtermuchty, October, 1843. Married, 1847, Janet T. Wemyss. Became senior minister, 1867. Died, 1875.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 25th November, 1820, in Edinburgh, the son of John Renton, W.S., and Ann Murray.

Marriage
He married Janet Morison Wemyss, registered on 6th March, 1847, in Auchtermuchty, Fife, and on 9th March, 1847, in Perth. She was born about 1823 in Leith, Edinburgh, the daughter of John Wemyss and Margaret Morrison.

Ministry
He served in Auchtermuchty, Fife.

Death
He died in 1875 in Partick, Glasgow. His wife died in 1903 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Renton born on 1st and baptized on 31st December, 1848, in Auchtermuchty, Fife. He married Mary.

(2) Margaret Wemyss Renton born on 17th July and baptized on 5th August, 1850, in Auchtermuchty, Fife. She married Joseph Cotter, ship-broker, a native of Ireland, in 1877 in Auchtermuchty, Fife. She died in 1916 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(3) James Crawford Renton born on 2nd and baptized on 28th September, 1851, in Auchtermuchty, Fife. He married Margaret Ann Mill on 20th September, 1876, in St George, Edinburgh. He was a medical man – M.D., F.R.F.P.S.G. He was a surgeon and lecturer in clinical surgery at the Western Infirmary Glasgow, and surgeon to the Glasgow Eye Infirmary. He died on 20th October, 1919, in Morningside, Edinburgh, and was buried in the Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh.

(4) Ann Murray Renton born on 13th October, and baptized on 13th November, 1853, in Auchtermuchty, Fife. She died in 1927 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(5) Robert Wemyss Renton, born in 1855, in Auchtermuchty, Fife. He died in 1912 in St Andrew, Edinburgh. His is a unique name in Scotland of that time and there are a number of legal publications appearing under this name.

(6) Janet Renton born on 24th June, 1857, in Auchtermuchty, Fife

(7) George Wemyss Renton born on 6th March, 1859, in Auchtermuchty, Fife. He married Foma Lister Douglas in 1892 in Kirkcaldy, Fife. He was a solicitor. He died in 1907 in Kirkcaldy, Fife.

(8) Alexander Wood Renton born on 24th June, 1861, in Auchtermuchty, Fife. He married Eliza Jackson in the 4th quarter of 1889 in Islington, London, England. He died on 17th June, 1933, in Kensington, London, England.

Sources
gravestonephotos.com/public/gravedetails.php?available=yes&fullname=Anne%20Murray%20Renton&grave=256277&personid=551416&db=256277&scrwidth=1

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2343829/?page=1

Glasgow Medical Journal, 1911, p.283

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


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RENWICK, ADAM, M.A.

Born in Dumfries-shire. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ellsridgehill, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.191

He served in Ellsridgehill, Lanarkshire.


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RETTIE, ADAM, M.A.

Born in the parish of Monquhitter, 1801. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1841, minister of the united parishes of Evie and Rendall. Married, the same year, Catherine Wares; and, 1870, Jane Troup. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1875.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.216

He served in Evie and Rendall, Orkney.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Adam Rettie.


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REVIE, DUGALD, M.B., C.M.

Born at Glasgow, 1802. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Appointed, 1889, medical missionary to Wardha, Central Provinces, India. Married, the same year, Mary C. Wishart and, 1899, Louisa Marshall Torrance. Ordained by authority of the General Assembly, 1892.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.541


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REYBURN, HUGH YOUNG, B.D.

Born at Kilmarnock, 1857. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Leven, 1884. Married, 1885, Mary Jane Adam. Translated, 1893, to St. David’s, Kirkintilloch.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.263

He served in Leven, Fife; and Kirkintilloch – St. David’s, Dunbartonshire.


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RHENIUS, JOSIAH, M.A.

Born at Madras, 1818. Son of Rev. C. T. E. Rhenius, missionary there. Studied at King’s College, London University, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tongland, Kirkcudbrightshire, 1844. Married, 1851, Mary P. M. Bushby. Became senior minister, 1874. Died, 1878.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 21st April, 1818, in Tamil Nadu, India, the son of Carl Gottlieb Ewald (Charles Theophilus Ewald) Rhenius and Anne van Sameren.

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

Marriage
He married Mary Pauline Maria Thresher or Bushby on 4th February, 1851, in Kirkcudbright. She had previously married someone Thresher.

Death
He died on 11th February, 1878, in Newington, Edinburgh. Mary P. Rhenius or Bushby or Threshie died in 1889 in Grange, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Paulina Anne Rhenius born on 4th December, 1851, in Tongland, Kirkcudbrightshire. She died in 1920 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(2) Charles Frederick Smyttan Rhenius born on 20th December, 1853, in Tongland, Kirkcudbrightshire. He died on 13th June, 1931, in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(3) Jemima Roberta Sherman Rhenius born on 8th April, 1857, in Tongland, Kirkcudbrightshire. She died on 22nd March, 1933, in Haymarket, Edinburgh.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Josiah Rhenius.


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RHIND, ALEXANDER

Born, 1804. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained, 1844, at Knockando, Morayshire. He supplied at Madeira during the winter of 1853-54. Mr. Rhind was twice married, his second wife being Frances Garioch. Died, 1857.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 24th November and baptized on 3rd December, 1805, in Alves, Moray, the son of Alexander Rhind and Jean Anderson.

Marriage
He married twice. He was probably living in Forres, Moray, in 1841 – a teacher – with Sarah, born in England about 1811. In all likelihood, this was Sarah Poland who married Alexander Rhind on 2nd June, 1840, in Duffus, Moray. He married, secondly, Frances Farquharson Garioch on 3rd May, 1849, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen. She was born on 4th October, 1825, in Strachan, Kincardineshire, the daughter of James Gordon Garioch and Helen Roger. For some ministerial connections, see the Cumming Turing Tree.

Ministry
“Alexander Rhind, Forres” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Knockando, Morayshire.

Death
He probably died in the 2nd quarter of 1857 in Kensington, London, England. His second wife died in 1896 in Old Machar, Aberdeen.

Family
He had issue including, by his second wife:

(1) Alexander James Rhind born on 26th February and baptized on 1st May, 1850, in Knockando, Moray. He disappears early from the records and probably was the Alexander James Rhind who died in 1870 in Mains, Angus.

(2) Helen Jane Rhind born on 12th October, 1851, and baptized on 26th April, 1852, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen. She married Harry Ross, banker, in 1876, in Old Machar, Aberdeen.

(3) Charlotte Elizabeth Rhind born on 25th December, 1853, and baptized on 17th February, 1854, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She married Dr Francis Ogston on 30th July, 1879, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She died there on 12th July, 1883.

(4) Isabella Mary Rhind born on 31st July 1856, in Knockando, Moray. She died in 1880 in Old Machar, Aberdeen.

Sources
Supplement to the genealogical history of the families of Ogston, privately printed, Edinburgh, 1897

A genealogical account of the descendants of James Young, merchant Burgess of Aberdeen and Rachel Cruickshank his wife, 1697-1893, Aberdeen, 1894


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RICHARDSON, PETER

Born, 1824. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dailly, Ayrshire, 1853. Married, 1854, Mary Simons. Died, 1892.

Publication.—On Systematic Giving (prize essay).


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 15th March and baptized on 3rd April, 1825, in Forgandenny, Perthshire, the son of William Richardson and Anne Stobie.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1846-50.

Marriage
He married Mary Simons, this being registered on 21st October, 1854, in Govan, Glasgow, and on 24th October, 1854, in Dailly, Ayrshire. She was born on 30th November, 1823, in Greenock, Renfrewshire, the daughter of William Simons and Margaret Dennistoun.

Ministry
He served in Dailly.

Death
He died in 1892 in Grange, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1903 in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.


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RIDDELL, JOHN, B.A.

Born at Eskdalemuir, 1840. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Dundee, 1864. Married, 1865, Agnes M. Robertson. In 1868, along with a large portion of his congregation, Mr. Riddell applied for admission to the Free Church, and was received by the General Assembly of that year. Translated, the same year, to the Wynd Church, Glasgow; to Augustine Church, 1872; and to Paisley Road, 1875 (the two last being new congregations in Glasgow, formed by Mr. Riddell and his office-bearers). Transferred to the new Wynd Church, 1887.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.28

FUFC, p.261

He served in Glasgow – Wynd; Glasgow – Augustine; and Glasgow – Paisley Road.


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RIDDELL, JOHN, B.D.

Born in Lanarkshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1898, at Levenside, Renton.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.275 (twice)

He served in Renton – Levenside, Dunbartonshire.


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RIDDELL, WILLIAM

Born in Aberdeenshire, 1863. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Peterculter, 1890. Retired, 1891.


Supplementary Information

Background
William Finlayson Riddell was born on 4th May, 1864, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the son of William Riddell, railway clerk, and Jessie Finlayson.

Marriage
He married Susan Nellie Manley in the 3rd quarter of 1897 in Nantwich, Cheshire, England. She was born in Newhall, Cheshire, in the 3rd quarter of 1869, the daughter of Henry Manley and Hannah Manley.

Ministry
He served in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire.

Thereafter he became a congregational minister and served in Airdrie Evangelical Union/Congregational Church, Lanarkshire, (1896-99) and Elgin Place Congregational Church, Glasgow, (from 1899 till about 1905).

Death
His death is recorded in the second quarter of 1947 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England. His wife died there on 29th November, 1943.

Family
He had issue including:

(1) Jessie Finlayson Riddell born in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, in 1898. She married Westall S. Geyer, a medical practitioner in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, in the 2nd quarter of 1925 in Fylde, Lancashire, England. Her death is recorded in 1977 in Rosneath, Dunbartonshire.


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RIDDICK, SAMUEL MURDOCH, M.A.

Born in the parish of Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire, 1854. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Grangemouth, West, 1885. Married, 1889, Catherine M’George.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.50

He served in Grangemouth— West, Stirlingshire.


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RIDDOCH, ALEXANDER WILLIAM

Born, 1806. Son of the parish schoolmaster of Alva. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained at Stennis, Orkney, 1844. Married, 1845, Ann Spence; and, 1862, Jane Paplay. Mr. Riddoch was deposed, 1864.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 2nd July, 1807, in Alva, Stirlingshire, the son of John Riddoch and Margaret Livingstone.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Anne Spence on 11th February, 1845, in Kirkwall and St Ola, Orkney. She was born about 1813 in Orkney.

(2) Jane Paplay on 6th January, 1862, in Kirkwall and St Ola, Orkney. She was baptized on 15th October, 1826, in Firth and Stenness, Orkney, the daughter of William Paplay and Barbara Wood. She was already the servant in the Manse in 1851.

Ministry
“A.W. Riddoch, Shapinsay, Orkney”, was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Firth and Stennis, Orkney.

He was deposed by the Free Church General Assembly on Monday, 30th May, 1864. “The Stenness Case: The Assembly then took up this case with closed doors. It will be remembered that Mr Riddoch, the minister of Stenness was, at last Assembly, libelled with having been guilty of fornication, and an irregular marriage with his servant Jane Paplay. The case was remitted back to the Presbytery with a view to further inquiry being made into the circumstances of the case, and was again brought before the Assembly last night.

“We understand that the Assembly, having heard parties in the case, found the charge of ante-nuptial fornication proven, and deposed Mr Riddoch in the usual form” (GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE FREE CHURCH: The Scotsman (1860-1920); May 31, 1864; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Scotsman (1817-1950); pg. 3)

Death
He died in 1879 in Stromness, Orkney. Jane Paplay or Riddoch died in 1870 in Rendall, Orkney, 1870, b.1830

Family
He had issue by his first wife:

(1) Margaret Stewart Livingston Riddoch born on 24th February and baptized on 5th April, 1846, at Grandon, Firth, Orkney. She died in 1874 in Stromness, Orkney.

(2) Lucy Alexandrina Spence Riddoch born on 15th June and baptized on 20th July, 1849, at Grandon, Firth, Orkney. She died in 1935 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(3) John Alexander Livingston Riddoch born on 19th January, 1849, at the Free Church Manse, Stenness, Orkney, and baptized on 19th March. He married Elizabeth Robinson in 1898 in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He was a manufacturer’s agent in 1901. He died in 1913 in Cathcart, Glasgow.

(4) David Spence Riddoch born on 3rd March, 1850, at the Free Church Manse, Stenness, Orkney, and baptized on 1st April. He married Elizabeth Keppie in 1887 in Kelvin, Glasgow. He had a soft goods business at 30 Gordon Street, Glasgow. He was well known in political circles, especially in Partick, Glasgow. He took a leading part in United Free Church activities, up to Assembly level. He had been a volunteer soldier in the 5th Battallion the Scottish Rifles. He died in February, 1928, at his home, 29 Oakfield Avenue, Glasgow.

(5) Ann Riddoch born on 28th May, 1851, at the Free Church Manse, Stenness, Orkney, and baptized on 15th June.

(6) Eliza Ann Riddoch born on 25th August, 1852, at the Free Church Manse, Stenness, Orkney, and baptized on 25th October. She died in 1886 in Lochs, Ross and Cromarty.

And by his second wife:

(7) Alexander Riddoch born in 1862 in Stenness, Orkney.

(8) Jane Riddoch is said in the 1871 census to have been born about 1863 in Rendall, Orkney. But she doesn’t figure in the SPI under that name.

(9) Frederick James Riddoch born on 26th April, 1867, at Evie and Rendall, Orkney. He married Edith Marion Gertrude Hudson in the 2nd quarter, 1900 in Wandsworth, London, England.

Source
The Glasgow Herald, 7th February, 1928

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RITCHIE, GEORGE, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1798. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Westray, 1834. Translated to Rousay, Orkney, 1837. Married, 1840, Isabella Anderson. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1858.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.268

He served in Rousay and Egilshay, Orkney.


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RITCHIE, JAMES

Born at Blairgowrie, 1819. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Married, 1855, Jessie Roxburgh. Ordained at Stromness, Orkney, 1857. Became senior minister, 1882. Died, 1899.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 19th and baptized on 27th June, 1819, in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, the son of Alexander Ritchie, shop-keeper, and Anne Sim. He was a banker in 1841.

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

Marriage
He married Jessie Roxburgh on 10th December, 1855, in Leith, Edinburgh. She was born about 1819 in Edinburgh, the daughter of William Roxburgh, school-master, and Catherine Kilgour.

Ministry
He served in Stromness, Orkney.

Death
He died in 1899 in Stromness, Orkney. His wife died there in 1892.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.


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RITCHIE, THOMAS LEITCH

Born at Glasgow, 1852. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, New College, Edinburgh, and Presbyterian Hall, Victoria. When in Victoria Mr. Ritchie supplied the pulpit of Rev. Dr. Cameron, St. Kilda, Melbourne, for several months. Ordained at Brechin, East, 1880. Married, 1881, Margaret A. Rose. Translated, 1899, to St. James’s, Wardie, Edinburgh.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.29

His wife Margaret A. Rose was a daughter of Donaldson Rose, a Free Church minister.

He served in Brechin – East, Angus; and Edinburgh – St. James.


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ROBB, ALEXANDER

Born at Peterhead, 1815. Began life in business, and thereafter became assistant to his brother in teaching. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Pluscarden, 1859. Married, 1874, Margaret Hardie. Died, 1884.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 29th February, 1816, in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, the son of George Robb, coal merchant, and Margaret Ross. In 1841 he was a coal merchant, too. His brother, William Donald Robb, was a Free Church minister.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, in 1852 and continued till 1854 or 1857 (There are two men of the same name enrolled at that time.)

Marriage
He married Margaret Hardy on 11th August, 1874, in Elgin, Moray. She was born about 1829 in Elgin, Moray. She was probably the daughter of William Hardy, farmer in Overton, and his wife Jane. William Hardy was an elder in the Free Church there.

Ministry
He was ordained on 8th September, 1859, in Pluscarden, Moray.

Death
He died in 1884 in Elgin, Moray. His wife died there in 1884.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

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


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ROBB, RALPH

Born at Alloa. Studied at the Divinity Hall, Original Secession Burgher Synod. Ordained at Strathkinness, Fife, 1827. Joined the Church of Scotland, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. [His name does not appear on the List of signatories as printed in Ewing.] In 1843 Mr. Robb received an appointment to Canada, where he laboured, first at Halifax, and thereafter at Hamilton. In 1835 he was Moderator of the Original Secession Synod. Sailing immediately after the Disruption for Nova Scotia, he was the first Free Church minister who visited the western world. Died, 1850.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.496

FES, Vol.5, p.244


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ROBB, WILLIAM DONALD, M.A.

Born at Peterhead, 1820. Brother of Rev. A. Robb. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Deerness, Orkney, 1853. Married, 1854, Catherine E. Macdonald; 1860, Elizabeth Gillies; and, 1869, Ann T. Young.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 28th May, 1820, in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, the son of George Robb, coal merchant, and Margaret Ross. He was the brother of Alexander Robb, a Free Church minister.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1849-51.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Catherine Eddie MacDonald in October 1854, in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. She was born about 1828 in Findhorn, Moray, the daughter of Thomas MacDonald, Fishery officer, and Jessie or Janet Ruff or Raff.

(2) Elizabeth Isabella Gillies on 25th November, 1860, in Falkirk, Stirlingshire. She was born on 22nd September, 1836, in Polmont. Stirlingshire, the daughter of William Gillies, grocer, and Isabella Learmonth.

(3) Ann Thompson Young on 24th September, 1869, in Edinburgh. She was born on 28th April, 1837, in Kelso, Roxburghshire, the daughter of Adam Young, builder, and John Graham.

Ministry
He served in Deerness, Orkney.

Death
He died on 17th May, 1902, in Ayr. Catherine Eddie MacDonald or Robb died in 1856 in Logie, Perthshire. Elizabeth Isabella Gillies or Robb died on 12th January, 1862, in Deerness, Orkney. Anne Thompson Young or Robb died in 1896 in Glenmuick, Aberdeenshire.

Family
He had issue including, by his second wife:

(1) Elizabeth Isabella Gillies Robb born on 11th January, 1862, in Deerness, Orkney. She married James Graham there on 8th June, 1887. In 1901 she was a watchmaker and jeweller, living in Ayr. She died there on 29th May, 1902.

And by his third wife:

(2) Joanna Grahame Young Robb born on 21st February, 1871, in Deerness, Orkney. She married John Melrose Arnot. She died on 12th March, 1959, in North East Cheshire, Cheshire, England.

(3) Grahame Pringle McCheyne Robb born on 5th February, 1873, in Deerness, Orkney.

(4) William Alexander Robb born on 8th December, 1874, in Deerness, Orkney. He died there that same year.

Source
www.geni.com/people/JOANNA-G-Y-ROBB/6000000023483632413


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ROBERTON, ALEXANDER LOGAN

Born at Free Church manse, Dunipace, 1852. Son of Rev. T. Roberton. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Logiepert, 1876. Married, 1877, Fenella Cullen Beath. Mr. Roberton served as convener of several of the Assembly’s committees.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.406

He was the son of Thomas Roberton.

He served in Logiepert, Angus.


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ROBERTON, IVOR JOHNSTONE, M.A.

Born at Dunipace, 1865. Brother of foregoing. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ratho, 1891. Translated to Ladhope, Galashiels, 1898.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.88

He was the son of Thomas Roberton.

He served in Ratho and Kirknewton, Midlothian; and Ladhope, Roxburghshire.


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ROBERTON, NIGEL CRAIG

Born at Dunipace, 1856. Brother of the two foregoing. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Pulteneytown, Wick, 1887. Married, 1890, Margaret Hill. Was clerk of the Free Presbytery of Caithness for many years.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.508

He was the son of Thomas Roberton. His wife was the daughter of Thomas Hill, a Free Church minister.

He served in Pulteneytown, Caithness.


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ROBERTON, THOMAS

Born at Edinburgh, 1821. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dunipace, 1843. Married, 1848, Elizabeth Greig. Became senior minister, 1884. Died, 1898. [Vol. 2 says he ceased to be minister there in 1893.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 24th November, 1821, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the son of Robert Roberton and Jean Brown.

Education
He attended Edinburgh High School. He studied at Edinburgh University, beginning his course when he was only 13.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Greig. She was born on 27th December, 1819, in Leslie, Fife, the daughter of Christopher Greig, minister of St Ninians, Stirlingshire, and Elizabeth Morison.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 9th June, 1843. He was ordained to Dunipace, Stirlingshire, on 28th September, 1843.

Death
He died on 5th March, 1898, in Ratho, Midlothian, and was buried in Dunipace. She died in 1902 in Galashiels, Selkirk.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Robert Christopher Roberton baptized on 4th November, 1849, in Dunipace, Stirlingshire.

(2) Christopher Greig Roberton baptized on 16th March, 1851, in Dunipace, Stirlingshire.

(3) Alexander Logan Roberton, baptized on 5th September, 1852, in Dunipace, Stirlingshire. He married Finella Cullen Beath on 5th April, 1877, in Stirling, Stirlingshire. He died on 7th May, 1925. This is said to have taken place in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, but the death is registered in St Giles, London, England. He was a Free Church minister.

(4) Elizabeth Mary Roberton baptized on 13th August, 1854, in Dunipace, Stirlingshire. She died there in 1855.

(5) Nigel Craig Roberton baptized on 27th April 1856, in Dunipace, Stirlingshire. He was a Free Church minister. He died in 1944 in Wick, Caithness.

(6) Catherine Jane Brown Roberton baptized on 16th August, 1857, in Dunipace, Stirlingshire. She died there in 1883.

(7) Thomas Brown Roberton baptized on 11th December, 1859, in Dunipace, Stirlingshire.

(8) Ivor Johnstone Roberton born 1865 in Dunipace, Stirlingshire. He was a Free Church minister. He died in the 2nd quarter of 1948 in Claro. The district of Claro spans the boundaries of the counties of North Yorkshire and West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

A boy and a girl died in infancy.

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


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ROBERTS, ALEXANDER, D.D.

Born at Kincardine, 1825. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Stonehaven, 1852. Married, the same year, Mary Ann Speid. Translated, 1857, to Carlton Hill, London. Some years afterwards, Dr. Roberts was appointed Professor of Humanity in St. Andrews. Resigned, 1899. Professor Roberts was invited, along with Dr. Eadie and Professor Milligan, to join the New Testament Company of Revisionists.

Publications.—Inquiry into the Original Language of St. Matthew’s Gospel, with relative discussions on the language of Palestine in the time of Christ. Old Testament Revision. Discussions on the Gospels. Companion to the Revised Version of the English New Testament. The Bible of Christ and His Apostles (Septuagint). Dr. Roberts was joint-editor with Principal Donaldson, of St. Andrews, of the Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers down to a.d. 325 (24 volumes).


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 12th May, 1826, in Marykirk, Kincardineshire, the son of Alexander Roberts, flax spinner, and Helen Stuart.

Education
He graduated M.A. from the University of St Andrews, Fife, in 1847; and D.D. from Edinburgh University in 1864. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1849-51.

Ministry
He served in Stonehaven, Kincardineshire. He was Professor of Humanity in the University of St Andrews, Fife, from 28th October, 1871 till 30th September, 1899.

Death
He died on 8th March, 1901, in Mitcham Park, Surrey, England.


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ROBERTSON, ADAM

Born at Foxbar, Renfrewshire, 1828. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. He became assistant at Forres, where, 1852, he was ordained. Married, 1862, Katherine E. Holdsworth. Died, 1893.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 10th October and baptized on 9th November, 1828, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the son of Matthew Robertson, fuller, and Elizabeth Hamilton.

Education
He was privately educated. He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1842. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1846-50.

Marriage
He married Katherine Eleanor Holdsworth. She was born about 1830 in Yorkshire, England, the daughter of George Holdsworth, surgeon, and his wife Frances, and was baptized in the Westgate Presbyterian Church, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.

Ministry
He was ordained in Forres, Moray, on 12th August, 1852. He served for 14 years as a Colleague of the previous minister.

Death
He died on 14th August, 1893, at Forres, Moray. His wife died there in 1885.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Francis Ross Robertson born on 26th August, 1863, in Forres, Moray. He was a doctor. He died in 1892 in Nairn.

(2) Eleanor Mary Robertson born on 26th August, 1864, in Forres, Moray.

(3) Katherine Holdsworth Robertson born on 24th December, 1865, in Forres, Moray. She died there that same year, that is, she survived a few days at most.

(4) May Robertson born on 24th December, 1865, in Forres, Moray. She died there that same year, that is, she survived a few days at most.

(5) Elizabeth Hamilton Robertson born on 27th May, 1867, in Forres, Moray.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Adam Robertson.


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ROBERTSON, ALEXANDER, M.B., C.M.

Born at Rothesay, 1859. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, with leave of the Assembly, 1885, medical missionary to Nagpur.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.541


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ROBERTSON, ALEXANDER STEWART

Born at Blair Atholl, 1826. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Burrelton, Perthshire, 1853. Married, the same year, Sarah M’W. Sykes. Became senior minister, 1886. Died, 1889.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 25th April and baptized on 1st May, 1824, in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, the son of James Robertson and Catrin Robertson.

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

Marriage
He married Sarah McWhinnie Sykes, the marriage being recorded on 4th December, 1853, in Cargill, Perthshire, and on 7th December, 1853, in Cockpen, Midlothian. She was born in London, about 1834, the daughter of unknown Sykes and his wife Janet.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dunkeld. He served in Burrelton, Perthshire.

Death
He died in 1889 in Partick, Glasgow. His wife died in 1910 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

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


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ROBERTSON, DAVID DOIG, M.A.

Born at Rothesay, 1841. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church; also at Berlin. Ordained at Whithorn, 1866. Married, the same year, Margaret A. Govan; and, 1885, Mary E. Milligan. Translated to Dudley, English Presbyterian Church, 1872; to Old Kilpatrick, 1875; and, 1878, by Act of General Assembly, to Bowling, when it was made a separate charge. Resigned, owing to ill-health, in 1885, but was able to resume work in 1887, when he was settled at Oban, English congregation. Died, 1899.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.28

Background
He was born in June, 1841, in Rothesay, Bute, the son of John Robertson, cotton manufacturer, and Catherine Young.

Education
He attended Croft Lodge Academy there and Glasgow Academy. He graduated B.A. from Glasgow University in 1861 and M.A. in 1862. He also studied in Berlin, Germany.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Margaret Arthur Govan in Govan, Glasgow, on 25th September, 1866. She was born on 5th December, 1844, in Glasgow, the daughter of William Govan, muslin manufacturer, and Margaret Arthur.

(2) Mary Milligan. The marriage is not readily visible in the records. She is said to have been Mary Ellen Milligan, daughter of James Saurin Turrentin Milligan and Jane Thompson Johnston, who was born on 6th May, 1854, in Southfield, Michigan, USA. She married on 25th May, 1885. Her father, grand-father and two uncles were ministers. Her grand-father was born in Ayrshire. Certainly David Doig’s second wife was born in the USA.

Ministry
He served in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire; and Bowling, Dunbartonshire, from where he resigned on 6th May, 1885 (Minutes of the Free Presbytery of Dumbarton, NRS, CH3/80/2).

Death
He died on 24th February, 1899, in Montreux, Switzerland. Margaret Arthur Robertson or Govan, died in 1884 in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire. His second wife is said to have died in 1944.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) William Govan Robertson born in 1869 in Whithorn, Wigtownshire. He was a missionary of the London Missionary Society in what was then Northern Rhodesia. A family source says he married Christian Gregorson and Edith Moorehouse. Certainly a William Govan Robertson married a Christina Gregorson Sim in 1897 in Blythswood, Glasgow; and he married Edith Moorhouse in the first quarter of 1904 in Bolton, Lancashire, England.

(2) Henry John Robertson born in 1871 in Whithorn, Wigtownshire. He married Helen Davie in 1904 in Blythswood, Glasgow.

(3) David Noble Robertson born in 1876 in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire. He lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 1911 and thereafter in New York City, USA. He married Ada.

(4) Alfred Joseph Caldwell Robertson born in 1877 in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire. He married Nellie; became a naturalized US citizen and lived in Wisconsin, USA.

(5) Arthur James Robertson born in 1879 in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire.

(6) Francis Wycliffe Robertson born in 1881 in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire.

(7) Clement Edward Robertson born in 1882 in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire. He married Bertha Elenora MacLure on Friday, 4th October, 1907, in York, Ontario, Canada. In 1910 they were living in Hamilton, Ohio, USA.

By his second wife:

(8) Mary Estella Robertson born on 17th April, 1886, at Toward Point and registered in Dunoon, Argyll. She died in 1975 in Newport on Tay, Fife.

Sources
familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/l/e/c/Robert-A-Leclair/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0406.html

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


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ROBERTSON, DONALD

Born at Rothes, 1841. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Inveravon, 1871. Married, 1874, Margaret S. Dewar. Resigned, 1893, owing to ill-health. [Vol. 2 records him still there in 1900.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born, the son of Niel Robertson, superintendent of police, and his wife Margaret.

Education
He gained an M.A. degree. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1863-66.

Marriage
He married Margaret Stark Dewar in 1874 in Bellie, Moray. She was born there about 1851, the daughter of David Dewar, and his wife Charlotte Johnston. He was the Free Church minister there.

Ministry
He served in Inveravon, Banffshire.

Death
In 1901 they are living in St Machar, Aberdeen, and in 1903 a Donald Robertson died there, born about 1842. Margaret Stark Dewar or Robertson died in 1928 in Bellie, Moray.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) David Dewar Robertson born in 1875, in Glenlivet, Banffshire. He married Jean Leith Mearns in the 1st quarter of 1904 in Lambeth, London, England. She became the first woman chairperson of the Holloway Prison for Women, and her portrait is held by the National Gallery. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1948 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.

(2) Alexander Macwa* W. Robertson born in 1878 in Glenlivet, Banffshire.

(3) Neil John Robertson born in 1878 in Glenlivet, Banffshire.

(4) Donald Charles Robertson born in 1880 in Glenlivet, Banffshire.

(5) James Dewar Robertson, M.C., M.B., CH.B., born on 7th April, 1889, in Glenlivet, Banffshire. He was educated at the Grammar School and University of Aberdeen. Thereafter he practised for a time in Ballindalloch, Aberdeenshire. In WW1 he served with distinction as medical officer with the 19th Battalion of the Machine Gun Corps and was awarded the Military Cross. He then settled in Swansea, Wales, and with others developed a flourishing practice. He died there on 29th December, 1960.

Source
pubmedcentralcanada.ca/picrender.cgi?artid=516669&blobtype=pdf


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ROBERTSON, GEORGE PHILIP, MA.

Born near Stonehaven, 1851. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained in 1877 at Stoneykirk. Married, 1884, Martha H. Urquhart.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.119

He served in Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire.


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ROBERTSON, JAMES

Born at Blairgowrie, 1817. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cray, Perthshire, 1853. Married, 1855, Catherine Turnbull. Died, 1896.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 1st and baptized on 6th April, 1817, in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, the son of William Robertson and Margaret Malloch.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1846-52.

Marriage
He married Catherine Turnbull on 31st October, 1855, in Leith, Edinburgh. She was “a Dutch lady”.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Meigle in 1852. He served in Cray, Perthshire.

Death
He died on 7th September, 1896.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Robert McDonald Robertson born on 8th August, 1856, in Kirkmichael, Perthshire. He was a doctor. He died in 1930 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(2) Mary Anna Stewart Robertson born on 24th November, 1857, in Kirkmichael, Perthshire. She died in 1858 in St Andrews, Fife.

(3) Jessie Stewart Robertson born on 1st June, 1859, Kirkmichael, Perthshire. She died in 1944 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. But his obituary implies she did not survive her father.

(4) James William Robertson born on 14th March, 1862, in Kirkmichael, Perthshire. He was of Weir and Robertson, S.S.C., Edinburgh.

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


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ROBERTSON, JAMES

Licensed by the Presbytery of Dalkeith, 1852. Ordained by the same Presbytery to Falmouth, Jamaica, 1855. Died, 1858.


Supplementary Information

Background
It is very difficult to trace with accuracy a man who served so short a time and who died abroad. See discussion in the blog Falling between Two Censuses.

Education
A James Robertson enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1848-52.

Ministry
He was licensed on 16th November, 1852, and ordained on 17th October, 1855 – both by the Free Presbytery of Dalkeith.

Sources
Minutes of the Free Presbytery of Dalkeith, NRS, CH3/67/1

Minutes of the Kirk Session of Pathhead FreeChurch, NRS, CH3/381/1

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


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ROBERTSON, JAMES, D.D. (Aberdeen)

Born near Banff in 1846. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Was ordained in 1871 missionary to Calcutta, and in same year married May, daughter of G. Robb. In 1877 he became Principal of Doveton College, but in 1880 returned to the service of the Free Church in the Calcutta Institution, of which he became Principal in 1882. In 1887 Dr. Robertson was appointed Professor of Church History in the Free Church College, Aberdeen. He distinguished himself both in Calcutta and in Aberdeen as an educationist, rendering valuable service in the latter city as chairman of the School Board.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.582

His son, Thomas Bremner Robertson, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.340.


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ROBERTSON, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Pitcaple, Aberdeenshire, 1859. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Fordyce, Banffshire, 1894. Married, 1895, Margaret Abel.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.454

He served in Fordyce, Banffshire.


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ROBERTSON, JAMES GALL

Born at Dundee, 1840. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1867, missionary to South Africa. Stationed first at Lovedale, and thereafter at Idatywa [Idutywa]. Married, 1868, Elizabeth Black. Resigned, 1880.


Supplementary Information

James Gaul Robertson

Background
He was born on 20th and baptized on 28th June, 1840, in Dundee, the son of Alexander Robertson, jute manufacturer’s cashier, and Ann Morrison.

Education
He enrolled in the University of St Andrews, Fife,1855-59.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Black of Port Elizabeth at the house of Rev. J. MacIntosh, on 4th September, 1868, the witnesses being William Stokes and Jane MacIntosh. He was then a clergyman of Alice, that is, he was still based at Lovedale, Cape Colony. She was born in Oakley, Fife. Oakley is a small village on the border of Carnock and Culross parishes; therefore she was probably born (or baptised) on 6th August, 1849, the daughter of John Black and Margaret Brown.

Ministry
In both 1881 and 1883 he submitted an application for recognition as a Church of Scotland minister, but did not go through with the process. He was finally accepted as a Church of Scotland minister in 1890.

Death
He died on 31st January, 1892, at 3 Balfour Street, Dundee (Registration: 1892 282/4 107 St Andrew (Dundee)). There his middle name is given as Gail.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Bruce Harry Robertson born about 1883 in Alice, Cape Colony, South Africa. His marriage to Sarah Stewart MacIntosh was recorded in 1899 in St Rollox, Glasgow. His death was recorded in 1929 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(2) Francis J. Robertson born about 1878 in Idutywa, Transkei, South Africa. He was probably the Francis James Robertson whose marriage to Maria Culshaw was recorded in Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, in the 4th quarter of 1905. This couple were living there in 1911; he was born in the Transkei about 1878.

(3) John Black Robertson born in Lassodie, Beath, Fife in 1880

(4) Annie Morrison Robertson born in Dundee in 1883

(5) William M. Robertson born in Dundee about 1884

(6) Andrew B. Robertson born in Dundee in 1891.

Sources
archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SOUTH-AFRICA-EASTERN-CAPE/2005-08/1124919873

www.scottishcorpus.ac.uk/cmsw/document/?documentid=667


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ROBERTSON, JOHN

Born, 1781. Became schoolmaster of Insch, and was licensed by the Presbytery of Garioch, 1806. Ordained at Gartly, 1819. He was one of the evangelical minority of the Presbytery of Strathbogie previous to the Disruption. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. After he left the manse Mr. Robertson was obliged to remove his residence to Huntly. Resigned, broken in health, 1848. Died, 1855.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.310

For some ministerial connections, see the Thomson Tree.

He served in Gartly, Aberdeenshire.


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ROBERTSON, JOHN

Born at Cairneyhill, in the parish of Carnock, 1801. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Became tutor to a family in Quebec, and thereafter took his theological course in Edinburgh. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained the same year at Saline. Married, 1858, Agnes S. Bruce. Served two winters in Malta under the Colonial Committee. Died, 1866.


Supplementary Information

Marriage
He married Agnes Stuart Bruce in 1858 in Saline, Fife. She was born about 1826, in India.

Ministry
“John Robertson, Edinburgh” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Saline, Fife.

Death
He died in 1866 in Saline, Fife. Agnes Stuart Bruce or Robertson died in 1899 in Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Alexander Robertson born on 2nd August, 1859, in Saline, Fife.

(2) David Bruce Robertson born on 19th December, 1860, in Saline, Fife. He died in 1913 in Kilbride, Argyll.

(3) Margaret Robertson born on 10th June, 1862, in Saline, Fife.

(4) James William Robertson born on 5th April, 1864, in Saline, Fife.

(5) George Smart (or Stuart) Robertson born 25th January, 1866, in Saline, Fife.

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


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ROBERTSON, JOHN

Born, 1820. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1849, at Girthon and Anwoth. Married, 1858, Jane Paul. Died, 1882.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 26th and baptized on 28th August, 1821, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Alexander Robertson and Betsy Macbean.

Marriage
He married Jane Paul on 14th April, 1858, in Kirkcudbright. She was born on 5th October, 1835, in Kirkcudbright, the daughter of John Paul and Isabella Kerr Mcwhinnie.

Ministry
He served in Girthon and Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Death
He died in 1882 in Newington, Edinburgh. His wife died on 8th December, 1921, in Kirkcudbright.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Robertson born on 19th January, 1859, in Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire. He was killed by falling over the Heuchs at Kirkclauch on 22nd January, 1869 – Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire.

(2) Agnes Paul Robertson born on 29th July, 1860, in Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire. She died on 18th April, 1926, in Kirkcudbright.

(3) John Paul Robertson born on 13th February, 1862, in Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire. He died there on 18th January, 1874.

(4) Dunbar Robertson born on 1st May, 1863, in Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire. He emigrated to Canada and lived in British Columbia. He died on 18th December, 1939, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery there.

(5) Thomas Robertson born on 31st December, 1864, in Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire. He died there on 25th June, 1869.

(6) Cameron Miller Robertson born on 10th September, 1866, in Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire. He died there on 15th September, 1875.

(7) James William Robertson born on 13th January, 1870, in Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire.

(8) George McBain Robertson born on 28th April, 1871, in Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire. He married Dorothy Lindsay in 1919 in Hillhead, Glasgow. He died on 13th August, 1924, in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(9) Beatrice Joanna Robertson born on 17th November, 1872, in Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire. She died on 7th February, 1898, in Kirkcudbright.

(10) Isabella Mary Robertson born on 29th October, 1874, in Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire.

(11) Wilding Perman Robertson – she was born in 1878 in Girthon, Kirkcudbrightshire. She married Saul Solomon in 1910 in Kirkcudbright.

Monumental Inscriptions at Anwoth Old Kirkyard: Inscription 249: Plaque set into wall

In memory of Alick Robertson eldest son of Rev. John Robertson on Free Church Manse, Anwoth who was killed by falling over the Heuchs at Kirkclauch on the 22nd January 1869 aged 10 years. “And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures.” 2 Tim.III.15.

And of Thomas his brother who died 25 June 1869 aged 4½ years. “Suffer little children to come unto me”. Mark X.14.

And of John Paul Robertson who died on the 18th January 1874 aged 11 years and eleven months. “Forgiven for His Name’s sake”. 1 John 11.12.

Cameron Miller Robertson who died 15th Sep 1875 aged 9 years.

Rev. John Robertson for 33 year Minister of the Free Church, Girthon and Anwoth who died at Edinburgh 29th May 1882 aged 60 years. “Them also who sleep in Jesus will God bring with him”. 1 Thes IV.14.

Beatrice Joanna his daughter who died 7th Feby 1898 aged 25 years. “Gods finger touched her and she slept”.

Jane Paul wife of the Rev John Robertson died 8th Dec 1921 aged 86 years. “In everything give thanks“. 1 Thess V.18

George McBain youngest son died in Glasgow 13th August 1924 aged 53 years. “God is our refuge and strength”.

Agnes Paul his eldest daughter born July 29 1860, died April 18 1926. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, gentleness, goodness, faith”. Gal V.22.

Source
www.kirkyards.co.uk

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


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ROBERTSON, JOHN, M.A.

Born in Perthshire, 1831. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Arbroath, East, 1861 [Vol. 2 says 1864.]. Married, 1866, Frances C. Hislop. Translated to Pendleton, Manchester, 1883. Died, 1889.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1831 in Clunie, Perthshire.

Education
A John Robertson graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1855. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1855-59.

Marriage
He married Frances Catherine Hislop on 3rd July, 1866, in Monifieth, Angus. She was baptized on 14th October, 1842, in Glasgow, the daughter of Alexander Hislop, who became a Free Church minister, and Jean Pearson.

Ministry
He served in Arbroath – East, Angus.

Death
He died in the 4th quarter of 1889 in Salford, Lancashire, England. Salford includes the parish of Pendleton.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Leslie Robertson born on 24th August, 1867, in Arbroath, Angus.

(2) Alice Jane Robertson born on 6th July,1869, in Arbroath, Angus.

(3) Alexander Hislop Robertson born on 15th October, 1871, in Arbroath, Angus. He married Lola Osborne Morse who was born in 1872 and died on 20th July, 1952, in Montevideo, Uruguay. He worked in Montevideo as the accountant of the waterworks there. He died on 29th May, 1938, and they are buried in the British Cemetery in Montevideo.

(4) William John Robertson born on 15th March, 1874, in Arbroath, Angus. He married Jemima on 4th December, 1901. He served in a Scottish Regiment in the Boer War. He was ordained at Waikiwi, Invercargill, New Zealand, on 5th March, 1919, and retired on 5th March, 1939. He was awarded an M.B.E. for his part in establishing a home for the elderly: ‘Peacehaven’, Invercargill, New Zealand. He died there on 22nd February, 1966.

(5) Frances Catherine Robertson born in 1876, in Arbroath, Angus. She appears to have died in 1901 in North Yell, Shetland.

(6) John Hislop Robertson born on 11th June, 1880 in Arbroath, Angus. He attended the Royal High School, Edinburgh, and worked as a law clerk prior to study at Edinburgh University and New College. He finished his theological course in Sydney, New South Wales, and took charges in Australia before moving to New Zealand. He married Christine J. Robertson on 1st February, 1910. He died on 29th April, 1950, in New Zealand. He was the brother of Rev. William John Robertson. He had a son in the ministry and a daughter married a minister.

Sources
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_British_Cemetery_Montevideo

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register


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ROBERTSON, JOHN

Born in Aberdeenshire, 1856. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1886, at Stonehaven. Married Mary E. Foster. Translated, 1889, to M’Crie-Roxburgh Church, Edinburgh; and, 1891, to Gorbals, Glasgow. Resigned, 1894, to devote himself to independent evangelistic work in Glasgow, and subsequently went abroad.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 25th July, 1857, in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, the son of Peter Robertson and Anne Michie

Education
In 1881 he was a student of divinity in Aberdeen Free Church College. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1881-84.

Marriage
He married Mary Elizabeth Foster in the 1st quarter of 1884, in Dublin, Ireland. She was born about 1863 in Ireland. They met in Paris, France, when he was in charge of the Presbyterian Church there and she was studying music.

Ministry
He served in Stonehaven, Kincardineshire; Edinburgh – M’Crie-Roxburgh; and Glasgow – Gorbals.

In 1901 he was living in Walthamstow, Essex, England, and was described as a Presbyterian minister and editor. By 1911 the family were living in Hennepin, Minnesota, USA. He was a renowned American evangelist.

Death
He died on 21st July, 1934, in the USA.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Forbes Robertson born on 19th February, 1885, in Paris, France. He attended the University College of London, England, and the McCormick Theological seminary, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He married Margaret Lillias Grace Elizabeth Innes on 29th April, 1916, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA. He served successively in the First Presbyterian church of Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada; Inkster, North Dakota, USA; and Union City Presbyterian Church, Adams, Indiana, USA. He died on 19th April, 1943, and was buried in Fayette, Howard, Missouri, USA.

(2) Eileen Robertson born in 1887 in Fetteresso, Kincardineshire. She and her two sisters were said to be living in London, England, in 1943.

(3) Ian Robertson born on 15th May, 1891, in Cathcart, Glasgow. He studied divinity in Seabury Divinity School, Faribault, Minnesota, USA. He married Alice. He was an episcopalian clergyman, serving for a time at least in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He died on 31st October, 1962, in San Diego, California, USA.

(4) Nora Robertson born in 1893 in Cathcart, Glasgow.

(5) May Robertson born about 1895 in Scotland.

Sources
www.venitap.com

www.findagrave.com


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ROBERTSON, JOHN CHARLES

Born at Cupar-Fife, 1839. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Belfast, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Crofthead, 1872. Translated to Lerwick, 1873. Married, 1874, Edith C. Gibson. Translated, 1876, to Rayne. Mr. Robertson remained outside the Union of 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.437

He served in Crofthead (Longridge), West Lothian; Lerwick (St. Olaf’s), Orkney; and Rayne, Aberdeenshire.


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ROBERTSON, PATRICK

Born at Perth, 1777. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall, Anti-Burgher Secession Church. Ordained at Craigdam, Aberdeenshire, 1804. Married Eliza Bennet. Translated, 1841, to a new congregation in Charlotte Street, Aberdeen. When the Disruption took place Mr. Robertson did all in his power to carry over his congregation and the property to the Free Church. Baffled in this, he resigned his charge. He was admitted to the Free Church, 1845. Settled at Culsalmond, 1846. Became senior minister, 1856. Died, 1867.


Supplementary Information

Small, History, Vol.1, pp.19, 22.

He served in Culsalmond, Aberdeenshire.


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ROBERTSON, PATRICK WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Kinloss, 1828. Son of Rev. W. Robertson, Kinloss. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Leslie, 1852. Married, 1855, Isabella A. Shaw. Translated the same year to Auchterarder; to Kilmarnock, High, 1858; to Hamilton, St. John’s, 1870; to College Street United Presbyterian Church, Edinburgh, 1875; and to Portobello, 1881.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.24

He served in Leslie, Fife; Auchterarder, Perthshire; Kilmarnock – High, Ayrshire; Hamilton – St. John’s, Lanarkshire; and Portobello, St. Philip’s, Edinburgh.


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ROBERTSON, SAMUEL

Born at Ednam, Roxburghshire, 1815. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Pencaitland, 1845. Married, 1846, Elizabeth Dennistoun; and, 1850, Christina Rate. Died, 1882.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 20th June, 1815, in Ednam, Roxburghshire, the son of Peter Robertson and Agnes Nisbet.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Elizabeth Dennistoun on 27th January, 1846, in Pencaitland, East Lothian; also registered on 1st February, 1846, in Edinburgh. She was the daughter of John Dennistoun.

(2) Christina Rate on 2nd April, 1850, in Pencaitland, East Lothian. She was baptized on 24th July, 1824, in Pencaitland, East Lothian, the daughter of George Rate, farmer, and Jane Park.

Ministry
An “S. Robertson, Madeira” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Pencaitland, East Lothian.

Death
He died in 1882 in Pencaitland, East Lothian. Christina Robertson or Rate died there in 1880.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) Patrick Robertson born about 1847 in Pencaitland, East Lothian. He died in 1926 in Haddington, East Lothian.

(2) Elizabeth J. Robertson born about 1849, in Pencaitland, East Lothian.

By his second wife:

(3) Jane Edith Robertson born about 1853, in Pencaitland, East Lothian. She died there in 1927.

(4) Agnes Gertrude Robertson born about 1855, in Pencaitland, East Lothian. She married Walter Dalgleish Glendinning there in 1876. He was a Free Church minister. She died in 1937 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(5) Christina Alice Robertson born in 1856, in Pencaitland, East Lothian. She married James McLaren there in 1882. He was a missionary of the Free Church in South Africa. She died on 8th September, 1924, in The Grove, Grahamstown, Cape Province.

(6) George Rate Robertson born on 17th January, 1859, in Pencaitland, East Lothian, and died there that same year.

Sources
wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=88_88-88&id=I13685

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


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ROBERTSON, THOMAS

Born at Invergordon, 1859. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ormiston, 1887. Married, 1890, Agnes Harrower.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.58

He served in Ormiston and Pathhead, East Lothian.


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ROBERTSON, THOMAS FREW

Born at Glasgow, 1843. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Strathblane, 1872. Translated, 1889, to St. Stephen’s, Auckland, New Zealand.


Supplementary Information

Background
The New Zealand Presbyterian Archives gives his birth as 8th August, 1843. However there was a Thomas Frew born on 10th January, 1843, in Barony, Glasgow, to William Robertson and Agnes Frew.

Ministry
He was ordained in April, 1878, in Strathblane, Stirlingshire.

He was inducted into St Stephen’s, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand, on 25th July, 1889, and retired due to ill health in 1905.

Death
He died on 30th August, 1917, in Auckland, New Zealand, and was buried in the Howick Presbyterian Cemetery there.

Sources
OBITUARY: Auckland Star (New Zealand), Volume XLVIII, Issue 208, 31st August 1917, p.6

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register


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ROBERTSON, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Farr, 1787. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ordained at Fort William, 1813. Translated, 1816, to Laggan; and, 1818, to Kinloss, Morayshire. Married, 1817, Margaret Robertson. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1854. Died, 1860.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.425

He served in Kinloss, Moray.


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ROBERTSON, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born in the parish of Migvie, Aberdeenshire, 1804. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen. After receiving licence he was appointed schoolmaster at Rathven. Mr. Robertson signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Thereafter he formed a congregation at Aboyne, where he was ordained, 1844. Married, 1852, Margaret T. Hay; and, 1860, Jane Brown. Died, 1870.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 12th May, 1805, in Tarland and Migvie, Aberdeenshire, the son of James Robertson, farmer, and Christian Grassich. In 1841 he was a school master in Rathven, Banffshire.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Margaret Hay on 20th April, 1852, in Old Machar. Aberdeen; also recorded in Birse, Aberdeenshire.

(2) Jane Brown on 14th November, 1860, in Edinburgh. She was born in Edinburgh about 1814.

Ministry
“Wm. Robertson, Rathven, Banffshire” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire.

Death
He died on 13th October, 1870, in Birse, Aberdeenshire, and was buried in Tarland graveyard, Aberdeenshire.

Family
He is said to have adopted his niece Jane Robertson and that this lady married Harry Nicoll. Certainly, a sister of this Jane Robertson, Helen Robertson, is staying with him in 1851; and a nephew John Robertson, probably a brother of Jane and Helen, was staying with him in 1861.

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


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ROBERTSON, WILLIAM G., B.D.

Born at Calcutta. Son of Professor Robertson, Aberdeen. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1898, missionary to Bombay. Married, 1900, Elizabeth Anne Iverach.


Supplementary Information

William George Robertson

FUFC, p.540


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ROBERTSON, WILLIAM GUTHRIE, M.A.

Born in the parish of Glass, 1863. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1892, at Watten, Caithness-shire. Married, 1894, Christina S. Thomson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.510

He served in Watten, Caithness.


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ROBERTSON, WILLIAM LEWIS, M.A.

Born at Kilmarnock, 1860. Son of Rev. P. W. Robertson. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Greenock, St. Thomas’s, 1888.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.159

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


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ROBINSON, THOMAS, LL.D.

Born, 1814. Licensed, 1844, by authority of the General Assembly, and ordained, 1845, at Mariners’ Church, Dundee. Translated, 1847, to Salford; 1859, to Risby; and, 1864, to Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, which he succeeded in raising to a sanctioned charge. Dr. Robinson was an extensive traveller, visiting Egypt, Palestine, and other Eastern lands, and going as far as India. He was a capable Oriental scholar. He presented a large selection of Talmudical, Arabic, Hebrew, Syriac, and Patristic books to the library of what is now Westminster Hall at Cambridge. Died, 1890.

Publications.—The Evangelists and the Mishna. Commentaries on Daniel and Song of Solomon. Two volumes on Romans, etc.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1815 in Rothbury, Northumberland, England.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Anne who was born about 1809 in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England.

(2) Eleanor Hood in the 3rd quarter of 1863, in Morpeth. She was born there about 1823, the daughter of George Hood, maltster, and his wife Jane. The district of Morpeth spans the boundaries of the counties of County Durham and Northumberland, England.

Ministry
He served in Dundee – St. Paul’s: Mariners’.

Death
He died in the 3rd quarter of 1890 in Morpeth, England. His wife died there in the 3rd quarter of 1912.

Family
There is no evidence that he had issue.


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ROBSON, JOHN

Born at Castle-Douglas, 1865. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Fraserburgh, West, 1891.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.437

He served in Fraserburgh – West, Aberdeenshire.


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RODGER, ALEXANDER

Born at Edinburgh, 1822. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, Divinity Hall of Relief Church, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Coldstream, 1847. Married, 1848, Mary Ann Fyshe; and, 1856, Agnes Jane Hogg. Translated to Stockbridge, Edinburgh, 1870; and, 1878, to Dalry, Edinburgh, in both of which places he formed new congregations. Died, 1893.


Supplementary Information

Background
See Alexander Rodgerfor discussion regarding his parentage.

Education
He commenced studies in the Relief Church in 1842 but soon joined the Free Church. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1845-46.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Mary Anne Fyshe on 5th September, 1848, in Coldstream, Berwickshire. She was baptized on 15th August, 1831, in Coldingham, Berwickshire, the daughter of Roger Fyshe and Isabel Renton.

(2) Agnes Jane Hogg on 4th November, 1856, in Coldingham, Berwickshire. She was baptized on 19th June, 1826, in Duns, Berwickshire, the daughter of Robert Hogg and Grace Wilson.

Ministry
He served in Coldstream, Berwickshire; Edinburgh – Stockbridge; and Edinburgh – Dalry.

Death
He died in 1893 in St George, Edinburgh. His second wife died in 1904 in Coldstream, Berwickshire.

Family
He had issue by his first wife:

(1) Marion Rodger baptized on 1st May, 1852, in Coldstream, Berwickshire.

And by his second wife:

(2) Grizel Wilson Rodger born on 25th August, 1857, in Coldstream, Berwickshire.

(3) William Rodger born on 23rd June, 1859, in Coldstream, Berwickshire.

(4) Robert George Rodger born on 5th February, 1861, in Coldstream, Berwickshire. He became a Free Church minister.

(5) Elizabeth Lawson Rodger born on 27th October, 1862, in Coldstream, Berwickshire.

(6) Agnes Jane Rodger born on 22nd November, 1868, in Coldstream, Berwickshire.

(7) Alexander Rodger born on 15th July, 1871, in St George, Edinburgh.

Source
MacKelvie, Annals, p.692


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RODGER, ALXANDER

Born in Haddingtonshire, 1832. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Armadale, 1861. Died, 1866.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1834 in Tranent, East Lothian. He is surely the Alexander Rodger, born in Tranent about 1834, who is a student in 1851, staying with his aunt Marion Rodger and her daughter Allison. This Allison certainly is the daughter of William Rodger and Marion Rodger, who also had a son Alexander, born in Edinburgh on 13th December, 1822. This suggests that this is the Alexander Rodger who is also a Free Church minister (note how his first girl and boy are called Marion and William) and that these two Alexander Rodgers are cousins.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1854-58.

Ministry
He served in Armadale, West Lothian.

Death
He died in 1866 in Tranent, East Lothian.

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


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RODGER, ALEXANDER

Born at Pollokshaws. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Tarbolton, Ayrshire, 1895. Married Margaret Aitken.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.123

He served in Tarbolton, Ayrshire.


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RODGER, ROBERT GEORGE, M.A.

Born at Coldstream, 1861. Son of Rev. A. Rodger. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Prestonkirk, 1885. Married, 1886, Caroline Agnes Bankier.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.65

He was the son of Alexander Rodger.

He served in Prestonkirk, East Lothian.


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ROGER, JAMES

Born at Edinburgh, 1840. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Benholm, Kincardineshire, 1867. Married, 1868, Ann P. Winton.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.405

He served in Benholm, Kincardineshire.


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ROGERS, JOHN DAVID

Born at Edinburgh, 1841. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Delting, Shetland, 1874. Married, the same year, Catherine Ann Fowler.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.522

He served in Delting, Shetland.


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ROGERSON, WILLIAM

Born, 1838. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and University College, London. He took his theological course at the English Presbyterian College, London. Ordained, 1871, at Workington. Married, the same year, Mary Spink. Became travelling secretary of the Religious Tract Society of Scotland, 1879. Admitted a minister of the Free Church, 1881. The same year he was inducted at Lerwick. Resigned, 1894.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1840 in England.

Marriage
He married Mary Spink in the 3rd quarter of 1871 in Hexham, Northumberland, England. She was born on 8th February and baptized on 9th March, 1820, in St Andrews and St Leonards, Fife, the daughter of William Spink and Mary Mackie.

Ministry
He served in Lerwick (St. Olaf’s), Shetland.

Death
He died in 1913 in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire. His wife died there in 1905.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.


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ROSE, ALEXANDER M’GREGOR

Born at Kirkmichael, Banffshire, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1875, in the united parish of Evie and Rendall, Orkney. Married, the same year, Mary Falconer. Resigned, 1879. Went to Canada and engaged in journalism.


Supplementary Information

Background

He was born on 17th August, 1846, in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, the son of George Rose, sailor, and Ann Innes. In 1871 he was a teacher in Gairloch South Free Church School.

Marriage
He married Mary Falconer on 18th November, 1875, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was born on 25th December, 1854, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the daughter of George Falconer, merchant, and Jane Gray.

Ministry
He served in Evie and Rendall, Orkney. It is said that he left Evie “bankrupt and in disgrace” – “on account of an unfortunate weakness” – and that the Presbytery accepted his resignation on 10th June, 1879, as he had left his charge “because of alleged mental aberration”. Certainly there is no reason to think that his family left Scotland with him.

He worked as a journalist in San Diego and San Francisco, California, USA; and in Toronto, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He also wrote poetry. He added Gordon to his name – as a surname.

Death
He died on 10th May, 1898, and was buried in Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His wife died in 1936 in Aberdeen.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) George Falconer Rose born on 4th December, 1876, in Evie, Orkney. In 1901 he was a mechanical engineer. Later he is said to have been an Indian merchant or more probably an engineer on the Indian railways. He married Margaret Hale Hambley on 28th December, 1912. He died on 24th February, 1940, in Tullich Lodge, Ballater, Glenmuick, Aberdeenshire.

(2) Alexander Mcgregor Rose born on 14th August, 1878, in Evie, Orkney. He graduated from Aberdeen University: M.B., C.M., (1899) and D.P.H. (1901). He married Elizabeth Emily Hopcraft in the 1st quarter of 1912 in Barnet, London, England. He was a medical practitioner and worked in Antigua, West Indies; Newick, Sussex; and served in the R.A.M.C. during WW1. He died on 10th September, 1947.

Sources
wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

www.glenbuchatheritage.com/picture/number385.asp

James, C.C., A Bibliography of Canadian Poetry, p.24 

Article 3 — No Title; The Scotsman (1860-1920) [Edinburgh, Scotland] 11 June 1879: 8.


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ROSE, DONALDSON, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1818. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Ordained at Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, 1843. Married, 1848, Margaret A. Pringle. Translated to Brechin, East, 1860. In 1876 Mr. Rose visited India in connection with the Anglo-Indian Evangelisation Society, labouring at Mussooree for several months. Became senior minister, 1880. Died, 1892.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 19th July, 1818, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the son of Donaldson Rose, merchant and magistrate, and Elspet Simpson.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School, Aberdeen University, and Edinburgh University.

Marriage
He married Margaret Anne Pringle on 18th November, 1848, in Banff. She was born on 27th July, 1824, in Banff, the daughter of John Pringle and Margaret Wallace.

Ministry
“Donaldson Rose, Aberdeen” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Brechin – East, Angus.

Besides ministering to the English church in Mussoorie, India, he attended as a delegate the Waldensian Synod.

Death
He died on 24th February, 1892, in Brechin, Angus. His wife died there in 1890.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Donaldson Rose born on 16th November and baptized on 23rd December, 1849, in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire.

(2) John Pringle Rose born on 2nd and baptized on 20th September, 1851, in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire. He died on 25th August, 1888. His memorial stone reads:

“A native of Scotland who died at his ranch near Gilroy on 25 August 1888, Aged 37

“This stone is Erected to his memory by his mourning Parents, Brothers and Sisters. He was buried in Gavilan Hills Memorial Park and Catholic Cemetery, Gilroy, Santa Clara County, California, USA”

(3) William James Rose born on 26th May and baptized on 26th June, 1853, in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire.

(4) George Pringle Rose born on 21st January, 1855, in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire. He was made a Companion of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire in 1892. He died in the 4th quarter of 1918 in Marylebone, London, England.

(5) Alexander Simpson Rose born on 3rd October, 1856, in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire. He was educated at Brechin Public School; studied medicine at Edinburgh University; and took his M.D. degree in 1883. He received his Army Commission in 1881, serving in Egypt, India and South Africa. He died in a London, England, Nursing Home, on 12th December, 1931.

(6) Charles Robert Rose born on 13th November, 1858, in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire. He died in 1934 in Applegarth, Dumfries-shire.

(7) Margaret Anne Rose born on 23rd November, 1859, in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire. She married Thomas Leitch Ritchie, a Free Church minister, in 1881 in Brechin, Angus. She died in 1944 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(8) Mary Grace Rose born on 27th July, 1865, in Brechin, Angus. She married Robert Forgan, a Free Church minister, in 1888 in Brechin, Angus.

Sources
findagrave.com

Armorial Families …, p.847

London Standard, July 24th, 1905, p.1

pubmedcentralcanada.ca/picrender.cgi?artid=929807&blobtype=pdf

archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ANGUS/1999-11/0943713153

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Donaldson Rose.


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ROSE, GEORGE

Born at Woodside, Aberdeen, 1843. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Buchlyvie, 1876. Married, 1878, Catherine Jane Inglis; and, 1890, Janet R. Macdonald. Resigned on the occasion of the union of the Free Church and United Presbyterian congregations of Buchlyvie, 1899.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 1st December, 1843, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the son of William Rose, grocer, and Jane Ross. His brother, George Rose, was a minister of the UP Church in Airth, Stirlingshire (see Small, History, Vol.1, p.698) and in Victoria St, Dundee (see Small, History, Vol.1, p.310). George Rose’s father-in-law, Duncan Ogilvie, was a minister of the Secession Church (see Small, History, Vol.1, p.343; p.486, and p.664) and his son William Duncan Ogilvie Rose was a minister of the UF Church – see FUFC, p.316, where it mistakenly says that William Rose was a Free Church minister.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Catherine Jane Inglis in 1878 in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was born about 1853 according to ScotlandsPeople death index. A Catherine Jane Inglis was born on 29th July and baptized on 4th September, 1853, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the daughter of James Inglis and Jane Smith.

(2) Janet Ray MacDonald in 1890 in St Andrew, Dundee. She was born on 10th September and baptized on 7th October, 1849, in Glass, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of James MacDonald, Free Church minister, and Isabella Davidson.

Ministry
He served in Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire.

Death
Catherine Jane Inglis or Rose died in 1881 in Rothes, Moray. Janet Ray MacDonald or Rose died in 1912 in St Machar, Aberdeen.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) Jane Smith Rose born on 1880 in Old Machar, Aberdeen.


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ROSE, JOHN MACDONALD

Born at Inverness, 1867. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Braco, 1893. Married, 1894, Margaret I. M. King.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.368

He served in Braco (Ardoch), Perthshire.


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ROSE, NEIL PATRICK, M.A.

Born at Weydale, parish of Thurso, in 1831. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Rousay (Orkney) in 1859. Married, 1860, Mary C. Leslie. Translated, 1880, to Edinburgh, M’Crie Church. Retired, 1885. [Vol. 2 says he finished his ministry in 1886.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1831 in Halkirk, Caithness. He seems to have been working as a male servant by the time he was nine. In 1851 he was a teacher of youth.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1854-58.

Marriage
He married Mary Catherine Leslie on 24th September, 1860, in Edinburgh. She was born on 15th June 1834, in Edinburgh, the daughter of John Leslie, house proprietor, and Mary Wallace.

Ministry
He served in Rousay and Egilshay, Orkney; and Edinburgh – M’Crie.

Death
He died in 1912 in St Andrew, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1929 in St Bernard, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including the following: [note some of these births are registered in more than one parish]

(1) John Alexander Leslie Rose born on 30th January, 1863, in Stromness, Orkney.

(2) Neil Cunningham Rose born on 10th December, 1864, in Rousay and Egilshay, Orkney. He died in 1887 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(3) Mary Wallace Leslie Rose born on 27th February, 1868, in Rousay and Egilshay, Orkney. She died in 1885 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(4) Henry Wellwood Moncrieff Rose born on 3rd January, 1870, in Kirkwall and St Ola, Orkney.

(5) Frederick Stanley Rose born on 13th December, 1871, in Rousay and Egilshay, Orkney. He died in 1932 in Haymarket, Edinburgh.

(6) Arrabella Jane L. Rose born in 1881 in Newington, Edinburgh. She died in 1946 in George Square, Edinburgh.


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ROSE, ROBERT

Born at Invergordon, 1813. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained at Inveraray, 1847. Married, 1862, Mary Clark. Became senior minister, 1889. Died, 1898.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 20th September, 1813, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty, the son of John Rose and Ann MacBain.

Education
He attended school in Invergordon in his native parish. He graduated from Aberdeen University in 1836. He taught a school in the parish of Fearn, Ross and Cromarty. He began his divinity studies in Aberdeen in 1838.

Marriage
He married Mary Clark on 21st June, 1862, in Inveraray and Glenaray, Argyll, the marriage also being recorded on 25th June in Stralachlan, Argyll. She was born on 21st December, 1832, and baptized on 10th January, 1833, in Stralachlan, Argyll, the daughter of Duncan Clark, farmer, and Rachel Turner.

Ministry
He was licensed to preach the gospel by the Free Presbytery of Tain in April, 1844. He ministered thereafter briefly in the Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, in Plockton, Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty, and in Dornoch, Sutherland. He was settled in Inveraray, Argyll, in 1847.

Death
He died on 7th May, 1898, in Cove, Dunbartonshire. His wife died in 1901 in Girvan, Ayrshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Rachel Mary Rose born on 26th April, 1863, in Inveraray and Glenaray, Argyll. A Rachel Mary Rose died in 1948 in East Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire – though the index death record gives her birth as 1866.

(2) John Duncan Rose born on 4th February, 1865, in Inveraray and Glenaray, Argyll. He was a language teacher. He was living in Kirkcaldy, Fife, in 1915. He died in 1945 in East Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire.

(3) Annabella Rose born on 20th February, 1867, in Inveraray and Glenaray, Argyll. She died in 1952 in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty.

(4) Janie Clark Rose born on 13th December, 1868, in Inveraray and Glenaray, Argyll. She died in 1945 in Kelvingrove, Glasgow.

(5) Mary Annie Rose born on 27th December, 1870, in Inveraray and Glenaray, Argyll.

(6) Duncan Clark Rose born on 13th January, 1873, in Inveraray and Glenaray, Argyll. He served with the Australian Forces in WW1. When he enlisted in 1915, he was a trader. He married Margaret Monica Mellican in 1923 in Queensland. He died on 20th June, 1960, in Toowong, Queensland.

Source

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


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ROSE, WILLIAM

Born at Glenbuchat, 1821. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Glasgow. He acted as teacher at Ardersier and at Lochgilphead. Ordained, 1854, at Lochfyneside. Translated, 1866, to Poolewe. Died, 1874.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1823 in Glenbanchor, Kingussie, Inverness-shire. His father was one of “the Men”.

Ministry
He served in Lochfyneside, Argyll; and Poolewe, Ross and Cromarty.

Death
He died on 23rd April, 1875, in Kelvin, Glasgow, just after completing his discourse in MacDonald Church there. He was buried in the Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh, beside his wife.

Family
According to his obituary, he married and had a family. They all pre-deceased him, his wife dying about 1865, – but we haven’t been able to identify these individuals as yet.

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


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ROSS, ADAM, M.A.

Born at Gosport, 1812. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and Burgher Divinity Hall. Ordained at Kennoway, 1838. Mr. Ross was Moderator of the remanent Old Light Burghers when they united with the Anti-Burghers and formed the United Original Secession Synod in 1842. Resigned, 1845. Admitted into the Free Church, 1846, and settled at Rattray. Married, 1842, Isabella Dow; and, 1852, Isabella Kent. Became senior minister, 1894.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.515

He served in Rattray, Perthshire.


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ROSS, ALEXANDER JOHNSTONE

Born, 1819. Laboured as a catechist in the Presbytery of Dumfries. Ordained at Langholm, 1844. Translated, 1847, to Brighton, where he remained till 1852. Married, 1856, Katherine S. Sterling. Mr. Ross joined the Church of England, and became rector of Stepney, London.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 2nd June, 1819, in Crawford, Lanarkshire, the son of John Ross and Mary Clark. His father was parish minister there (FES, Vol.3, p.296).

Education
Edinburgh University awarded him the D.D. degree in 1879.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Katherine Susan Sterling in the 2nd quarter of 1856 in Tunbridge, Kent, England. She was born on 2nd December, 1834, in Middlesex, England, the daughter of John Coningham Sterling and Susanna Barton. Her father was a clergyman.

(2) Adelaide Saunders in the 4th quarter of 1865 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. She was born about 1831 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England.

Ministry
He served in Langholm, Dumfries-shire. While he was in Brighton, Sussex, England, a libel was brought against him by the Presbytery of London. In 1861 he was living in Brighton and “engaged in philosophical and literary pursuits”. In the Church of England he was vicar of St Philip’s, Stepney, London; and rector of Snelston, Derbyshire.

Death
He died in the 1st quarter of 1887 in Mile End, London, England. His first wife died on 27th November, 1860, in Christchurch, Hampshire, England.

Family
He has issue including, by his first wife:

(1) Charlotte Susan Sterling Ross born on 22nd May, 1857, in Brighton, Sussex, England. She died on 10th May, 1883, in Mile End, London, England.

(2) Katherine Mary Ross born in 1858 in Brighton, Sussex, England. She married William Harrison Woodward in the 4th quarter of 1880 in Mile End, London, England. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1944 in Shipston, Warwickshire, England.

And by his second wife:

(3) Archibald John Campbell Ross (Sir) born in the 4th quarter of 1867 in St Giles, London, England. He was an engineer and ship-builder. He died at Heddon Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, on 16th March, 1931.

(4) Edward Denison Ross (Sir) born on 6th June, 1871, in Mile End, London, England. He was an Orientalist and linguist, specializing in languages of the Far East. He could read 49 languages, and speak 30 of them. He was director of the British Information Bureau for the Near East and the first director of the School of Oriental and African Studies from 1916 to 1937. He died on 20th September, 1940.

Sources
Libel by the Presbytery of London

en.wikipedia.org

www.gracesguide.co.uk


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ROSS, BROWNLEE JOHN

Born, 1865. Son of Rev. Richard Ross. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1893, missionary to South Africa, where he became colleague to his father at Cunningham Station. Married, 1893, Frances Mary Douglas.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.556

His father, Richard Ross, his uncle, Bryce Ross, and his grand-father, John Ross, were all Free Church ministers.

His son, Douglas Matheson Ross, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.519.


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ROSS, BRYCE, D.D.

Born in Kaffraria, 1825. Son of Rev. John Ross, of Pirie. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1850, missionary to South Africa, where he was stationed first at Lovedale, and then at Pirie. Married, 1851, Margaret Brown. Died, 1887. [List of missionaries says he died 1898.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in 1825 in Lovedale, Cape Province, the son of John Ross, missionary there, and Helen Blair. His brother, Richard Ross, was a Free Church missionary, as was his nephew, Brownlee John Ross.

Education
He was educated by his father and at Lovedale. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1846-50. He completed his Arts and Divinity courses within five years, and in the summer worked at medicine in Anderson’s College, Glasgow.

Ministry
He returned to Cape Province in 1850. Because of war in the area, he first worked in King William’s Town with the Rev. John Brownlee. When peace was restored he worked in Lovedale and then, from 1861, in Pirie Mission, performing some duties also in Lovedale until 1868. He worked on the revision of a translation of the Xhosa Bible.

Death
He died suddenly on his sister’s farm on the morning of 15th December, 1899.

Source
Ross, J. Brownlee, A Missionary Family, Dumisani Theological Institute, King William’s Town, South Africa


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ROSS, CHARLES

Born at Alness, 1826. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1854, at Bon-Accord, Aberdeen. Married, 1855, Ronalda C. Flyter; and, 1890, Margaret B. Sydserff. Translated, 1869, to Tobermory. Died, 1892.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1826 in Rosskeen.

Education
He attended the parish schools of Alness and Kiltearn, Ross and Cromarty. He was assistant in Tain, Ross and Cromarty, prior to ordination.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Ronalda Catherine Flyter on 19th July, 1855, in Alness, Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. She was baptized on 31st May, 1825, in Alness, Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty, the daughter of Alexander Flyter, parish minister, and Eliza Bayne. For family connections, see the Bayne Tree.

(2) Margaret Buchan Syderserff in 1890. She was baptized on 6th March, 1853, in Whittingehame, East Lothian, the daughter of Thomas Buchan Sydserff, landed proprietor, and Margaret Higgins Mowbray.

Ministry
He served in Aberdeen – Bon-Accord; and Tobermory, Argyll.

Death
He died on 28th May, 1892, in Tobermory, Argyll. Ronalda Flyter or Ross died there in 1888. There is a gravestone in Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh, recording the death of Charles Ross and of Margaret Buchan Sydserff who died in 1900.

Family
There is no clear evidence that he had issue.

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

gravestonephotos.com/public/gravedetails.php?available=yes&fullname=Margaret%20Buchan%20Sydserff&grave=73379&personid=154152&db=73379&scrwidth=1500


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ROSS, CHARLES GORDON

Born in the parish of Latheron, 1840. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Berriedale, in the parish of Dunbeath, Caithness, 1878.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.505

He served in Berriedale, Caithness.


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ROSS, DAVID, M.A.

Born at Invergordon, 1857. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Crathie, 1883. Married, the same year, Georgina E. Thomson. Resigned, 1892, and went to Western Australia, where he was settled at Perth.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 30th August, 1857, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Hugh Ross, saddler – “Hugh Ross-na-Clonagh” – and Jessie Hood.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1877-1881.

Marriage
He married Georgina Elizabeth Thomson in the 3rd quarter of 1883 in Altrincham, Cheshire, England. She was born on 26th October, 1859, in Leith, Edinburgh, the daughter of John Thomson, Free Church minister, and Elizabeth Gavin Brown. For some family connections, see the Brown Tree.

Ministry
He served in Crathie, Aberdeenshire. Thereafter he was minister first in St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Perth, Western Australia – from November, 1892, till November, 1899 – where he was a founder of the Scotch College; and subsequently in St Kilda West, Victoria, where he was welcomed by the congregation on 30th November, 1899. He continued there till 31st July, 1930. He was Moderator of Victoria and Tasmania Church in 1919.

When he visited “the old country” in 1910 he spoke at the Assembly of the United Free Church, attended a session of the Assembly of the Established Church, and of the “World’s Missionary Congress”.

Death
He died on 4th March, 1931, in Victoria. His wife died there – FES, Vol.1, p.185 says in 1901, but her death is certainly registered in 1902.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Ethel Isobel Ross born in 1886 in Crathie, Aberdeenshire. She died in 1928 in Victoria.

Source

The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 – 1954), 30th November, 1910

The Age, Dec 1, 1899

www.beresford.org.au/history/Perth.htm


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ROSS, DAVID MORISON, D.D.

Born at Meigle, 1852. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dundee, St. John’s, 1878. Married, 1885, Isabel Martha Smith. Translated, 1898, to Westbourne, Glasgow.

Publications.—Christ and the Home. The Cradle of Christianity etc.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.259

He was the brother of David Morrison Ross and John Ross, Free Church ministers.

He served in Dundee – St. John’s; and Glasgow – Westbourne.


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ROSS, DONALD G., M.A.

Born in India. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Irvine, Ayrshire, 1900. Married, the same year, Minnie Martin.


Supplementary Information

Donald George Ross

FUFC, p.83

He served in Irvine, Ayrshire.


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ROSS, DUNCAN, B.D.

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


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.103

He served in Carluke, Lanarkshire.


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ROSS, DUNCAN CAMPBELL, M.A.

Born at Kiltearn, Ross-shire, 1842. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Appin, 1867. Married, 1872, Ann C. Macleod.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.292

He served in Appin, Argyll.


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ROSS, GEORGE MACMURRAY, M.A.

Born at Rattray, 1863. Son of Rev. A. Ross. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Union Church, Aberdeen, 1891. Married, 1892, Margaret Thom.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.149

He served in Aberdeen – Union.


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ROSS, HUGH

Born at Ardersier, 1841. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Collessie, 1870. Married, 1871, Isabella Clark; and, 1891, Isabella C. Easton. Translated, 1883, to St. Andrew’s, Kilmarnock.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.142

He served in Collessie, Fife; and Kilmarnock – St. Andrew’s, Ayrshire.

His son, Evan MacDonald Ross, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.364.


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ROSS, HUGH

Born at Greenock, 1857. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at St. Stephen’s, Perth, 1884. Married, 1885, Jessie I. Stark. Translated, 1888, to St. Stephen’s, Glasgow. Died, 1900.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 15th November, 1857, in Greenock, Renfrewshire, the son of Hugh Ross and Marion Henderson. His father was originally from Ross and Cromarty.

Marriage
He married Jessie Inglis Stark in 1885 in Partick, Glasgow. She was baptized on 19th June, 1853, in Dunbeth Relief Church, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, the daughter of James Stark and Jane Allan.

Ministry
He served for four years in Perth – St. Stephen’s, before being translated to Glasgow – St. Stephen’s.

Death
He was advised to travel for health reasons but took ill when he had reached Cairo and died there on 23rd March, 1900. He was buried in the English Cemetery there. His wife died in 1931 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Hugh Henderson Ross born in 1890 in Kelvin, Glasgow. There was a Hugh Henderson Ross who worked in the Finance Branch of the Ministry of Shipping in 1918 and there was a Hugh H. Ross who died in the 1st quarter of 1959 in Fulham, London, England, aged 68.

(2) Marion Primrose Ross born on 26th August, 1892, in Glasgow. She died in 16th March, 1981, in Martha St., Glasgow.

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

Supplement to the Edinburgh Gazette, January 9, 1918, p.178.


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ROSS, JAMES

Born at Kirkhill, 1816. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. He began life as a teacher first at Tenandry, then in Islay, and finally was master of Holyrood School, Edinburgh. He then became Inspector of Gaelic Schools. He attended the New College, Edinburgh, acting at the same time as secretary to the Highland Committee. Married, 1842, Elizabeth Campbell. Ordained at Durness, 1865. Became senior minister, 1886. Died, 1891.


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Background
He was born about 1816 in Kirkhill, Inverness-shire, where his father was schoolmaster. He was for five years teacher in Tenandry, Perthshire. He then served in the Isle of Islay, Argyll, and finally in Holyrood School Edinburgh. At this point his wife and only son died and he was left with three young girls. He became inspector of Gaelic schools.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1858-1862.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth or Elspeth Campbell on 21st October, 1842, in Moulin, Perthshire. She was born there about 1816.

Ministry
He served in Durness, Sutherland.

Death
He died on 26th December, 1891, in Inverness.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Ross born about 1843 in Kilmeny, Isle of Islay, Argyll.

(2) Jamima Ross born on 19th January, 1849, in Edinburgh.

(3) Catherine Fraser Love Ross born on 26th May, 1851, in Edinburgh.

(4) At some stage a boy was born and died.

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


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ROSS, JAMES

Born, 1828, in the parish of Abernethy, Inverness-shire. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1877, at Bracadale. Died, 1892.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1827 at Lynstock, Abernethy, Inverness-shire, the son of John Ross, farmer.

Education
He studied at Edinburgh University and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh. During his student days he taught a school in Bracadale, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh in September, 1866. He acted as an assistant for several years in Lawers, Perthshire; in Rogart and in Dornoch, Sutherland, and other places, until being settled in Bracadale, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, in 1877.

Death
He died on 8th January, 1892, in Bracadale, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.

Family
There is no sign that he ever married.

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


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ROSS, JOHN, M.A.

Born, 1799. Ordained, 1823, missionary of the Glasgow Missionary Society to Kaffraria. Ultimately stationed at Pirie, with which his name has always been identified. Five times was Mr. Ross driven from his station by war, and he passed through remarkable trials and dangers. On one occasion, having ventured to travel, he was attacked, and ordered to look at the sun, which is, in Kaffraria, the signal for instant death. In his latter years Mr. Ross retired to King William’s Town, where he died, 1878.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.564

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

His sons, Bryce Ross and Richard Ross, were both Free Church ministers, as was his grandson, Brownlee John Ross.


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ROSS, JOHN

Born, 1810. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained at Stoer, 1848. Married, 1855, Christine Cook. Died, 1888.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1811 in Contin, Ross and Cromarty.

Marriage
He married Christina Cook on 21st August, 1855, in Daviot and Dunlichity, Inverness. She was born on 2nd and baptized on 10th August, 1828, in Bruan, Latheron, Caithness, the daughter of Archibald Cook, minister, and Catherine Mackay. For some family connections, see the tree of John Mackay of Kirtomy.

Ministry
He served in Stoer, Sutherland.

Death
He died in 1888 in Assynt, Sutherland. His wife died in 1898 in Grange, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Archibald Cook Ross born on 13th July, 1856, in Assynt, Sutherland.

(2) Finlayna Cook Ross born on 26th June, 1858, in Assynt, Sutherland.

(3) Margaret Catherine Ross born in 1860 in Assynt, Sutherland.

(4) Alexander Isaac William Cook Ross born on 4th March, 1862, in Assynt, Sutherland. He emigrated to New Zealand in 1878. He was known to be in Christchurch there in 1887. By 1901 his family were advertising for him as he had not been in touch with them since that date. There is no evidence that he died in New Zealand.

(5) John Kennedy Ross born on 10th April, 1864, in Stoer, Assynt, Sutherland. He emigrated to Canada and was living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1901, with his wife Isabel. By 1911 he is in Edmonton, Alberta. He enlisted for service in WW1, when he was a clerk, married to Isabella, living in Edmonton, Alberta.

(6) Malcom Hector Ross born on 22nd May, 1866, in Assynt, Sutherland.

(7) George Charles Mackay Cook Ross born on 26th February, 1869, in Assynt, Sutherland.

(8) Charles Adam Mackay Cook Ross born on 27th July, 1870, in Assynt, Sutherland. He died there in 1872.

Sources
Press, Volume LVIII, Issue 10872, 23 January 1901, Page 6

www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=161093


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ROSS, JOHN

Born, 1817. Ordained at Fodderty, 1849. Married, 1850, Sarah Young. Retired, 1865.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1817 in Alness, Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty.

Marriage
He married Sarah Young on 28th October, 1850, in Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty. She was born about 1815 in London, England.

Ministry
He served in Strathpeffer and Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.


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ROSS, JOHN

Born at Alyth, 1834. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Fergus, 1861. Married, 1867, Margaret Matthewson. Resigned, 1870.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 14th October, 1835, in Errol, Perthshire, the son of Peter Ross, farmer, and Margery Morrison. He was the brother of Robert Ross and David Morrison Ross Free Church ministers.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1856-60.

Marriage
He married Margaret Mathewson on 18th September, 1867, in Alyth, Perthshire. She was born on 15th January, 1832, in Alyth, Perthshire, the daughter of David Matthewson, farmer, and Margaret Brown.

He is reputed to have married Agnes Mathewson from Strathmartine, Angus. Indeed, a John Ross did marry a lady of that name in 1902 in St Andrew, Dundee. But there are many John Rosses and that that marriage is relevant here can’t be confirmed as yet.

Ministry
He served in St. Fergus, Aberdeenshire. In 1881, he designated himself a “Free Church minister and farmer of 250 acres of which 150 arab[le], employing 3 men and 2 women”.

Death
He died in 1909 in Alyth, Perthshire. His wife died there in 1894.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Brown Ross born on 10th October, 1868, in Saint Fergus, Banffshire. She married Archibald Bell in 1891 in Alyth, Perthshire. She died on 17th February, 1927, in Meigle, Perthshire.

(2) Marjory Elizabeth Ross born on 14th November, 1869, in Saint Fergus, Banffshire. She married James Fleming Ross in 1902 in Alyth, Perthshire. She died in September, 1953, in Fowlis Easter, Angus.

(3) John Ross born on 21st November, 1874, in Alyth, Perthshire. He died there that same year.

(4) David Mathewson Ross born on 25th January, 1872, in Alyth, Perthshire. He died there in 1892.

(5) Isabella Jane Ross born on 14th August, 1877, in Alyth, Perthshire. She married John Taylor Ewen there in 1903. She died there in 1962. The references below give some insight into the life of this couple.

Sources
www.bonhams.com/auctions/20203/lot/361/

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/a8df51eb-e51b-4b42-8a79-406297d1d15a


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ROSS, JOHN

Born at Tarbat, Ross-shire, 1853. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Rosskeen, 1885.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.485

He served in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty.


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ROSS, JOHN

Born at Portmahomack, Ross-shire, 1858. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Rosehall, Sutherlandshire, 1891. Married, the same year, Kate Gunn.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.459

He served in Rosehall, Sutherland.


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ROSS, JOHN, M.A.

Born in Sutherlandshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Alness, 1899.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.414

He served in Alness, Ross and Cromarty.


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ROSS, JOHN MURDOCH EBENEZER, M.A.

Born at Rothesay. Son of Rev. W. Ross. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Alford, 1896. Married, 1897, Margaret Macadam.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.432

He served in Alford, Aberdeenshire.


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ROSS, RICHARD

Born at Balfour, South Africa, 1828. Son of Rev. John Ross, Pirie. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1856, missionary to South Africa. Stationed first at Lovedale, and subsequently at Cunningham Station in the Transvaal Territory. Married, 1863, Margaret F. Brownlee.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in1828 in Balfour, Cape Province, the son of John Ross, missionary there, and Helen Blair. His brother, Bryce Ross, was a Free Church missionary.

Education
He studied in Edinburgh University and he enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1852-56.

Marriage
He married Margaret Frances Brownlee, the daughter of John Brownlee, the first Scottish missionary in the area.

Ministry
He returned to Cape Province in 1857 and worked in the Lovedale area, making a particular contribution to the building of stone churches. After 11 years there, he moved to what came to be known as the Transkei and founded Cunningham Mission there, using it as a centre for further expansion and he played a major role in establishing the Missionary Institution of Blythswood.

He had a furlough in 1882 and, on return, continued his work until 1893, when his son took over.

Death
He died in 1902.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Brownlee J. Ross who continued his father’s work.

(2) a daughter who married Rev. M.J.C. Matheson.

Source
Ross, J. Brownlee, A Missionary Family, Dumisani Theological Institute, King William’s Town, South Africa


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ROSS, ROBERT

Born, 1805. He signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. That year he was ordained at Troon. Translated, 1846, to St. Mark’s, Glasgow. Mr. Ross was twice married, his second wife being Catherine Dawson. Died, 1847.


Supplementary Information

Marriage
He married Catherine Dawson on 28th June, 1841, in Govan, Glasgow.

Ministry
“Robert Ross, Glasgow” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Troon, Ayrshire; and Glasgow – St. Mark’s.

Death
He died of typhus fever on 13th October, 1847, at 432 Argyll Street, Glasgow. A Catherine Dawson or Ross died in 1890 in Rhu, Dunbartonshire, born about 1802. This is presumably the Catherine Ross who lived there in 1881, who was born in Glasgow. There was a Catherine Dawson born on 29th January, 1802, in Glasgow, the daughter of William Dawson and Elizabeth Woodhead.

Source
freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com


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ROSS, ROBERT

Born in the parish of Errol, 1840. Brother of Dr. D. M. Ross and Rev. John Ross, St. Fergus. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1869, East Church, Forfar. Married, 1870, Susan Donaldson. Died, 1881.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 5th May, 1840, in Errol, Perthshire, the son of Peter Ross and Marjory Morrison. His brothers John Ross and David Morrison Ross were also Free Church ministers.

Education
He attended the Free Church school in Errol and in Alyth, Perthshire. He studied in Edinburgh University and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1865-69.

Marriage
He married Susan Donaldson on 18th January, 1870, in Edinburgh. She was baptized on 21st July, 1840, in Edinburgh, the daughter of George Donaldson, grocer and spirit dealer, and Margaret Gould.

Ministry
He served in Forfar – East, Angus.

Death
He died in 1881 in Forfar, Angus. His wife died in 1900 in St George, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Peter Morison Ross born on 24th December, 1870, in Forfar, Angus. He was a lawyer. He died in 1926 in Queensland.

(2) Margaret Gould Ross born on 17th July, 1872 in Forfar, Angus. She married Robert Proudfoot in 1901 in St George, Edinburgh. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1906 in Macclesfield, Cheshire.

(3) George Donaldson Ross born in 1875 in Forfar, Angus. In 1901 he was a mechanical engineer.

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


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ROSS, RODERICK

Born at Carloway, 1834. Studied at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at South Uist, 1869. Translated to Carloway, 1874. Died, 1875.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 14th August and baptized on 21st September, 1834, in Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Kenneth Ross, catechist, and Mary MacPhee.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1868 and became assistant to the Rev. John McRae, of Carloway before being ordained in South Uist, Inverness-shire. He also acted as superintendent of the schools of the Glasgow Ladies’ Association in that area. He also served in Carloway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty.

Death
He died in 1875 in Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty.

Family
There is no evidence that he married.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Roderick Ross.


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ROSS, RODERICK

Born at Rosskeen, 1844. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Coll, 1882. Married, 1888, Julia Mackinnon.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.300

He served in Coll, Argyll.


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ROSS, THOMAS, LL.D.

Born in the parish of Creich, Sutherland, 1768. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained in 1802 for the Scotch Church, Rotterdam. Owing to ill-health, he returned to this country, and was employed in connection with the Gaelic translation of the Bible. In 1808 he was settled at Lochbroom. He adhered to the Free Church, but died immediately after the Disruption. He was considered the best Gaelic scholar of his day, spoke with fluency five languages, read Hebrew and Greek ad aperturam; a man of general culture, Sir David Brewster engaged his assistance in publishing the Edinburgh Encyclopaedia.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.158

He served in Lochbroom, Ross and Cromarty.


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ROSS, WALTER

Born at Alness, Ross-shire, 1838. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Abernethy (Boat of Garten), Strathspey, 1862. Married, 1863, Margaret Stephens.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.459

He served in Abernethy, Inverness-shire.


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ROSS, WILLIAM, LL.D.

Born at Thornliebank, 1822. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Aberdour, 1854. Married, the same year, Mary Philips or Dudgeon; and, 1879, Barbara A. Bryce. Translated, 1865, to Bridge of Allan. Became senior minister, 1886. Died, 1895.

Publications.—Pastoral Work in Covenanting Times. Busby and its Neighbourhood. Aberdour and Inchcolm. Burgh Life in Dunfermline.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in October, 1822, in Thornliebank, Glasgow.
He was a teacher prior to studying for the ministry. A school-master of this name was living in Thornliebank in 1841 along with a spirit dealer, Andrew Ross.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Mary Philips or Dudgeon on 13th September, 1854, in Carmunnock, Lanarkshire; also recorded in Inveraray and Glenaray, Argyll. She was born about 1816 in Hawick, Roxburghshire, the daughter of Andrew Philips, Esq. She was the widow of Robert Dudgeon.

(2) Barbara Ann Bryce in 1879 in Langton, Berwickshire. She was born on 15th February and baptized on 4th April, 1825, in Aberdour, Fife, the daughter of William Bryce, minister, and Jane Grahame. She was the widow of Colonel C.G.G. Munro. For some ministerial connections, see the Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

Ministry
He served as an assistant in Saline, Fife, prior to being ordained in Aberdour, Fife, in 1854. He was translated to Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, in 1886.

Death
He died in 1895 in Newington, Edinburgh. Barbara Bryce or Ross died in 1910 in Grange, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no evidence that he had issue.

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

www.genesreunited.co.uk


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ROSS, WILLIAM, F.S.A., R.I.A.

Born at Latheron, Caithness, 1836. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Rothesay, Chapelhill Gaelic Church, 1867. Married, 1869, Jane Wood Mein. Translated, 1883, to Cowcaddens, Glasgow. Became senior minister, 1896.

Publication.—An edition of Blain’s History of Bute.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.216

He served in Rothesay – Gaelic, Chapelhall, Bute; and Glasgow – Cowcaddens.


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ROSS, WILLIAM

Born in Aberdeenshire, 1846. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Dundonald, Ayrshire, 1873. Married, the same year, Grace Methuen. Resigned, 1882.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.128

He served in Dundonald, Ayrshire.


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ROSS, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Forglen, 1867. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Cullen, 1894.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.8

He served in Cullen, Banffshire.


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ROSSBOROUGH, WILLIAM

Born near Ballymena, 1813. Studied at Belfast College. Ordained at Rathfriland, County Down, 1837. Translated to East Campbell Street, Glasgow, 1858 [Vol. 2 says 1852.]. Mr. Ross was twice married, his second wife being Margaret Allan. Became senior minister, 1881. Died, 1892. [In Vol. 2 his surname is Rossburgh.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 7th July, 1813, in County Antrim, Ireland, the son of James and Ann Rossborough. His father was an elder in the Presbyterian church.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Margaret McAlister on 2nd November, 1842, in Rosemary Street Church, Belfast, Ireland.

(2) Margaret Allen on 28th December 1848, in Ireland. She was born about 1825 in Ireland.

Ministry
He was licensed on 8th November, 1836, by Ballymena Presbytery and was ordained in Ireland on 24th October, 1837, and demitted his charge there on 18th February, 1858. He served in Glasgow – East Campbell Street.

Death
On retirement, he resided in Belfast, Ireland. He died on 4th September, 1892, at Ulsterville Avenue, Belfast, and was buried on 7th September in the Glasgow Necropolis. Margaret Rossborough or Allen died in 6th May, 1870, in Park, Glasgow.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) James Rossborough born about 1843 in Ireland. He died in 1863 in Calton, Glasgow.

(2) Elizabeth Rossborough born about 1844 in Ireland.

And by his second wife:

(3) Eleanor Rossborough born about 1849 in County Down, Ireland. She died in 1889 in Belfast, Ireland.

(4) Annie Rossborough born about 1850 in County Down, Ireland. She married John Kelso in November, 1876, in Kelvin, Glasgow. She is said to have also married William McCammond in Ireland in 1897. An Annie McCammond died in the 2nd quarter of 1915 in Tonbridge, Kent, England, aged 64.

(5) Robert Allen Rossborough born about 1852 in Rathfriland, County Down, Ireland. In 1871 he was a commercial clerk. He married Edith Mary Angus on 13th August, 1882, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He died in the 1st quarter of 1930 in Hammersmith, London, England.

(6) Margaret Jane Rossborough born about 1856 in Rathfriland, County Down, Ireland. She married Walter Allison in 1881 in Kelvin, Glasgow.

(7) William Alfred Rossborough born on 10th October, 1860, in Calton, Glasgow. He died in 1865 in Blythswood, Glasgow.

According to his obituary, he had eight children, four of whom survived him, so we are missing one child, who probably died young.

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


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ROWAND, ANDREW

Born at Paisley, 1822. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. After receiving licence, Mr. Rowand was appointed to the Free Church station at Wallacetown, Ayr, where he was ordained in 1854. Married, 1858, Marion Brown. Became senior minister, 1887. Died, 1890.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 5th and baptized on 15th December, 1822, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the son of Robert Rowan and Janet Young. In 1841 he was an agricultural labourer.

Education
There is no record of him in the roll of New College, Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married Marion Brown on 23rd November, 1858, in Ayr. She was born about 1822 in Glasgow. There was a Marion Brown born on 23rd January, 1823, in Glasgow, the daughter of Alexander Brown and Marion Meikle.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Paisley in August, 1853. He worked as a missionary for a year in Irvine, Ayrshire. He was ordained in Ayr – Wallacetown, on 19th October, 1854.

Death
He died on 16th July, 1890, in Ayr. She died there in 1870.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Marion Rowand born on 1st September, 1859, in Ayr. She married William Murray in 1895 in Ayr. She died in Troon, Ayrshire, the following year.

(2) Andrew Rowand born on 24th February, 1861, in Ayr. He died there that same year.

(3) Andrew Rowand born on 29th October, 1862, in Ayr. He became a distinguished physician. He was a general practitioner in Ayr in 1901. He died on 15th September, 1949, in St Andrews, Fife.

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


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ROXBURGH, JOHN, D.D.

Born at Glasgow, 1806. Studied at the University, Glasgow. After licence, Dr. Roxburgh officiated for several months in Manchester, and in St. David’s, Glasgow. On the termination of his engagement in St. David’s he, along with other five probationers, offered his services for mission work in Glasgow, to the ministers of the city, and was appointed to the Cowcaddens district, where he laid the foundation of the congregation subsequently known as St. Stephen’s. For a few months in 1833-34 Dr. Roxburgh was assistant in St. George’s, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1834, at St. John’s, Dundee. Married, 1836, Catherine Gray. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1847, to St. John’s, Glasgow. In 1855 Dr. Roxburgh was appointed convener of the General Assembly’s Committee on Glasgow Evangelisation, and, 1857, of the Home Mission Committee, an office which he held till 1862. Became senior minister, 1865. In 1867 was Moderator of the General Assembly. Died, 1880.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.329

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

He served in Dundee – St. John’s; and Glasgow – St. John’s.

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


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ROY, JAMES, B.D.

Born at Huntly, 1836. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Firth, 1862. Translated to Armadale, 1880; and to Evie and Rendall, 1888. Married, the same year, Mary Sinclair.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.513

He served in Firth and Stennis, Orkney; Armadale, West Lothian; and Evie and Rendall, Orkney.


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ROY, WILLIAM

Born at Nairn, 1847. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirriemuir, North, 1879. Married, 1882, Elizabeth F. Mactavish. [In Vol. 2 his name is given as William Ray.]


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.400

He served in Kirriemuir – North, Angus.


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RUSSELL, ALEXANDER

Born, 1809. Ordained at Dailly, 1845. Married Matilda Coffey. Suspended, 1852.


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Background
He was born about 1809 in Ireland.

Education
He was awarded the LL.D. degree.

Marriage
He married Matilda Coffey. She was born in Ireland about 1825.

Ministry
He served in Dailly, Ayrshire. There was a case raised against him which was dealt with by the Free Church Assembly in May, 1852. This involved charges against him involving the misappropriation of funds, the writing of the Minutes of a Deacons’ Court meeting which was never held and the preaching of sermons not his own. He was suspended sine die.

After leaving Scotland, he exercised a Ministry in Belfast, Ireland.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Charles Coffey Russell born about 1845 in Dailly, Ayrshire. He married Elizabeth Meharey on 8th December, 1870, in Newtownards, County Down, Ireland. He became a solicitor in Wollongong, New South Wales. He died on 11th August, 1926, at his residence, Dalriada, Greenwich Road, Greenwich, New South Wales.

(2) Sarah J. Russell born about 1847 in Dailly, Ayrshire.

(3) Elizabeth Russell born about 1850 in Dailly, Ayrshire.

Sources
www.tribalpages.com

freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

REVIEW OF THE CORN TRADE: The Scotsman (1817-1858); May 26, 1852; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Scotsman pg. 4

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE FREE CHURCH: The Scotsman (1817-1858); May 26, 1852; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Scotsman, pg. 3


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RUSSELL, ALEXANDER FRASER, M.A.

Born in the manse, Gairloch, 1814. Son of Rev. James Russell. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and Glasgow Divinity Hall. Assisted his father till the Disruption. The father remained in the Establishment, but the son walked in the procession to Tanfield Hall, and signed the Probationers’ Resolutions of 1843. Ordained at Kilmodan, 1844. Married, 1845, Madeline Munro. Became senior minister, 1886. Died, 1892.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 24th October, 1814, in Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty, the son of James Russell, minister, and Isabella Munro Fraser. See the tree of Alexander Fraser, Inverness for some family connections of his and his wife.

Marriage
He married Madeline Munro on 7th June, 1845, in Kilmodan, Argyll. She was born on 7th May and baptized on 15th June, 1815, in Strath, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, the daughter of Donald Munro, farmer, and Mary McRae.

Ministry
“Alex. F. Russel, Gairloch, Dingwall” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Kilmodan and Southhall, Argyll.

Death
He died in 1892 in Grange, Edinburgh. She died there in 1899.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Alexander Russell (M.D., LL.D., F.R.C.P.E., F.R.S.E) born on 6th April, 1846, in Kilmodan, Argyll. He studied in Edinburgh University and became a doctor. He thereafter made a special study of public health before entering public life as a member of Edinburgh Town Council. He served for a time as Lord Provost. He married: (i) Marianne Rae Wilson in the 3rd quarter of 1876 in Bangor, Caernarvonshire, Wales; and (ii) Mary Ruth Prior on 23rd September, 1897, in St Andrew, Edinburgh. He died on 22nd January, 1918, at Woodville, Canaan Lane, Edinburgh.

(2) John Munro Russell born on 13th November, 1847, and baptized on 11th February, 1848, in Kilmodan, Argyll. He was ordained by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh and served in the Presbyterian cause in Cape Town, Cape Province, from 1872 till 1903. He married Nancy Eliza Elder, daughter of Robert Elder, a Free Church minister. He died in 1928.

(3) Donald George Russell born on 26th June, 1849, in Kilmodan, Argyll. He was a tea planter in India. He died in 1897 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(4) Mary Florence Beatrice Russell born about 1850 in Kilmodan, Argyll. She died young.

(5) William John Russell born on 18th January, 1851, in Kilmodan, Argyll. He graduated M.B. He died in the 2nd quarter of 1883 in Wandsworth, London, England.

(6) Duncan Kenneth Campbell Russell born on 8th January, 1853, in Kilmodan, Argyll. He was a Civil Engineer. He died in 1937 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(7) Tindal Mackenzie Russell born on 2nd March, 1855, in Kilmodan,. He died there that same year.

(8) Alexander Fraser Russell (Lt-Col.) born on 21st December, 1856, in Kilmodan, Argyll. He had a distinguished military career. He married Laura Charlotte Forteath on 15th February, 1887, in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He died on 12th June, 1938, in Haymarket, Edinburgh.

Sources
British Medical Journal, 1918, February 2; 163–164

www.maltaramc.com

John M. MacKenzie, Nigel R. Dalziel, The Scots in South Africa: Ethnicity, Identity, Gender and Race, 1772-1914, p.178, Manchester University Press, 1966

Waterston, Jane Elizabeth, The Letters of Jane Elizabeth Waterston, 1866-1905

MacRae, Alexander, The History of the Clan MacRae, p.104, Dingwall, 1910


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RUSSELL, ARCHIBALD, M.A.

Born in Argyllshire, 1844. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1875, at Gourock. Translated, 1880, to Kinning Park, Glasgow. Married, 1883, Jessie S. Russell.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.230

He served in Gourock, Renfrewshire; and Glasgow – Kinning Park.


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RUSSELL, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Falkirk, 1858. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1896, at Mortlach, Banffshire.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.457

He served in Mortlach, Banffshire.


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RUSSELL, JAMES ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1853. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Newhills, 1879. Married, 1881, Charlotte R. Fergusson. Translated, 1886, to Causewayend, Aberdeen.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.423

He served in Newhills, Aberdeenshire; and Aberdeen – Causewayend.


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RUSSELL, JAMES MACPHAIL, M.A., D.D.

Born at Wick, 1856. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Having accepted an appointment in the Madras Christian College, Mr. Russell was ordained by the Presbytery of Madras, 1889.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.544


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RUSSELL, JOHN, B.A.

Born at Carnwath, Lanarkshire, 1840. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Pathhead, 1865. Married, 1867, Margaret Veitch. Translated, 1873, to Crofthead; 1877, to Blochairn, Glasgow; 1880, to East London, South Africa; and, 1886, to East Campbell Street, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.211

He served in Ormiston and Pathhead, East Lothian; Crofthead (Longridge), West Lothian; Glasgow – Blochairn; and Glasgow – East Campbell Street.


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RUSSELL, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Bothwell, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Lochwinnoch, 1877. Married, 1881, Jane D. Dunlop.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.167

He served in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire.


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RUSSELL, JOHN NAISMITH, B.A.

Born at Hamilton, 1836. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, United Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Banff, 1868. Married, 1869, Helen C. Young. In 1874, went to New Zealand, where he was settled at Caversham, Otago. Resigned his Colonial charge, 1880. By leave of the Assembly, settled at Port Glasgow, West, 1885.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.162

He served in Banff.

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register


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RUSSELL, THOMAS, M.A.

Born in Lanarkshire, 1865. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1891, at Sheuchan, Stranraer.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.121

He served in Sheuchan, Wigtownshire.


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RUSSELL, WILLIAM CUTHBERTSON

Born at Coupar-Angus, 1839. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Wolflee, 1872. Married, 1878, Janet C. Scott. Died, 1890.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 18th February, 1839, in Coupar Angus, the son of John Russell, the parish school-master, and Jane Cuthbertson. His father later became a Free Church teacher. He himself served for five years as a pupil-teacher in the Free Church School in Juniper Green.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1864-68.

Marriage
He married Janet Calver Scott in 1878 in Lauder, Berwickshire. She was born about 1857 in Middlebie, Dumfries-shire.

Ministry
He was ordained on 1st February, 1872, in Wolflee, Roxburghshire.

Death
He died on 15th October, 1890, in Inveresk, Midlothian. His wife died in 1923 in St Giles, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Cuthbertson Russell born in 1880 in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. He died in 1941 in Lasswade, Midlothian.

(2) Janet Russell born in 1881 in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire.

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


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RUST, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1850. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Inverbrothock, Arbroath, 1876. Married, 1877, Louisa Ann Scott.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.395

He served in Arbroath – Inverbrothock, Angus.

His son, James Henderson Rust, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.551.


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RUTHERFORD, JAMES, B.D.

Born at Hawick, 1861. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Coldstream, 1887. Translated to Edinburgh, Craigmillar Park, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.281

He served in Coldstream, Berwickshire; and Edinburgh – Craigmillar Park.


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RYRIE, ANDREW

Born in the parish of Muiravonside, 1842. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Crail, 1873. Married, 1875, Agnes P. Thomson; and, 1880, Mary H. C. Baird. Translated, 1874, to St. Paul’s, Edinburgh; and, 1876, to Hutchesontown, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.217

He served in Crail, Fife; Edinburgh – St. Paul’s; and Glasgow – Hutchesontown.


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