Ministers U-V

Ewing – List of Ministers: U-V

 
 


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URE, NEIL SHAW

Born in Renfrewshire, 1828. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Newcastleton, 1861. Deposed, 1875.


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Background
He was born on 28th December, 1828, in Houston and Killellan, Renfrewshire, the son of William Ure, textile worker, and Margaret Brown. In 1841 he is described as a cotton worker.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1851.

Marriage
He married Jessie Simpson in 1877 in Largs, Ayrshire. She was born about 1846.

Ministry
He served in Newcastleton, Roxburghshire. He became a draper first in Manchester, Lancashire, England, and then in Largs, Ayrshire.

Death
He died on 5th October, 1884, in Largs, Ayrshire. His wife died there in 1882.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Simpson Ure born in the 1st quarter of 1879 in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. He married Johanna Houston in 1906 in Largs, Ayrshire. He was chief officer on the Baron Blythswood when it was attacked and sunk by U-99 on the morning of 21st September, 1940. He died in the attack. The ship was part of a large convoy which sailed from different ports in the Americas. It was attacked about 500 miles west of Ireland. The Baron Blythswood was carrying iron ore and sank within 40 seconds of being hit.

(2) Annie Williamson Ure born in the 1st quarter of 1881 in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. She died in 1884 in Largs, Ayrshire.

Sources
uboat.net

homepage.ntlworld.com


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URE, WALTER MACLEAN

Born at Garelochhead, 1859. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Clackmannan, 1894. Married, 1900, Jane S. Gray.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.308

He served in Clackmannan.


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URQUHART, ALEXANDER

Born at Alford, 1817. Studied at Marischal College and Divinity Hall, Aberdeen. He signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. The same year ordained at Sanday. Translated to Old Deer, 1845. Married, the same year, Mary Taylor. Became senior minister, 1884. [Vol. 2 says his ministry terminated 1897.]


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Background
He was born on 6th and baptized on 22nd August, 1817, in Alford, Aberdeenshire, the son of someone Urquhart and Jane Brown.

Marriage
He married Mary Taylor on 5th March, 1845, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was born about 1821 in Cabrach, Aberdeenshire.

Ministry
“Alex. Urquhart, Cross and Burness, Orkney” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Sanday, Orkney; and Old Deer, Aberdeenshire.

Death
He died in 1901 in Longside, Aberdeenshire. His wife died there in 1898.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Robert Urquhart born on 10th December, 1845, and baptized on 4th January, 1846, in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire. He became a Free Church minister.

(2) Alexander Urquhart born on 18th December, 1849, and baptized on 10th February, 1850, in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire.

(3) Mary-Jane Urquhart born on 14th April and baptized on 11th May, 1851, in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire.

(4) Helen Harper Urquhart born on 17th December, 1854, and baptized on 21st January, 1855, in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire. She died there in 1871.

(5) Anne Hall Urquhart born on 4th December, 1857, in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire. She married William Webster, a woolen warehouseman, in 1888 in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire.

(6) John Ferguson Urquhart born on 10th September, 1859, in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire. He married Flora Lawson in 1884 in Newtown, New South Wales. He died in 1886 in Manly, New South Wales.

(7) Isabella Eliza Urquhart born on 28th September, 1861, in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire. She died in 1955 in Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire.

(8) Margaret Littlejohn Urquhart born on 4th July, 1864, in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire. She died in 1919 in Newington, Edinburgh.


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URQUHART, ALEXANDER

Born at Killearnan, 1821. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1856, at Tarbat. Married, 1857, Margaret Wood. Translated, 1865, to Glasgow, Hope Street. Died, 1886.


Supplementary Information

Background
There is good reason to think that he was born on 1st and baptized on 14th May, 1821, in Killearnan, Ross and Cromarty; that he was the son of George Urquhart and Jane Gray; and that this George Gray was a catechist, latterly in Kingussie, Inverness-shire.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1849-53.

Marriage
He married Margaret Wood on 15th December, 1857, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was born about 1821 in Old Machar, Aberdeen.

Ministry
He served in Tarbat, Ross and Cromarty; and Glasgow – Hope Street.

Death
He died in 1886 in Kelvin, Glasgow. His wife died there in 1899.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Jane Urquhart born on 23rd October, 1858, in Tarbat, Ross and Cromarty. She married James McMichael in 1883 in Kelvin, Glasgow. She died in 1931 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(2) Jemima Stewart Urquhart born on 31st August, 1860, in Tarbat, Ross and Cromarty.


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URQUHART, ANDREW, M.A., J.P.

Born, 1805. Son of Rev. R. Urquhart, Kilbirnie. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Portpatrick, 1832. Married, 1836, Martha Hawthorn; and, 1851, Mary H. Minot. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1885. Died, 1890.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.351

He served in Portpatrick, Wigtownshire.

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


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URQUHART, JOHN

Born at Langholm, 1858. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Leslie, 1889. Married, the same year, Jane M. Robin. Translated, 1892, to Glasgow, Chalmers’ Church; and, 1899, to Rothesay, West. [Vol. 2, under Glasgow- Chalmers says he was translated 1899.]


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.188

He served in Leslie, Fife; Glasgow – Chalmers’; and Rothesay – West, Bute.


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URQUHART, JOHN

Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Glenluce, Wilson Memorial, 1898.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.116

He served in Glenluce, Wigtownshire.


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URQUHART, ROBERT, M.A.

Born, 1845. Son of Rev. A. Urquhart, Old Deer. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Botriphnie, 1869. Married, 1871, Mary J. Spence; and, 1879, Helen Ritchie. Translated to Woolston, Southampton, 1874; and to Old Meldrum, 1879.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.437 (twice)

He was the son of Alexander Urquhart, a Free Church minister.

His wife was the daughter of Alexander Spence, a Free Church minister. See there for further ministerial connections.

He served in Botriphnie, Banffshire; and Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire.

His son, William Spence Urquhart, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.537.


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VAN ANDELL, ADRIAN

After acting for seven years as superintendent of the Jewish Mission School at Budapest he was admitted to the Free Church, 1863, and appointed missionary at Prague. In 1871 he was transferred to Amsterdam, where he remained till 1878.


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Adrian Van Andel

Background
He was a Dutchman.

Ministry
He was doing gospel work in Bremen and Hamburg, Germany, about 1855 as a Methodist lay worker. While he was superintendent of the Jewish Mission School in Budapest, Hungary, he was also acting as a pastor there. He was ordained on 29th October, 1860, at a meeting of the Evangelical Alliance in England. There was conflict in the church situation in Budapest; a delegation from Scotland visited to assess the situation; and eventually he was removed to Prague in 1863.

Family
A Rev. Adrian Van Andel officiated at the wedding of his son in Edinburgh in 1875. We assume that there were not two ministers with Scottish connections about the same time and with the same unusual name. Hence Adrian van Andel had issue, including:

(1) G. A. Edward van Andel born about 1845 in Hamburg, Germany. He married Mary Anderson on 15th July, 1875, in Newington, Edinburgh. He was a teacher of modern languages. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1937 in North East Surrey, England.

Source
The Origins of the Baptist Movement among the Hungarians: A History of the Baptists in the Kingdom of Hungary from 1846 to 1893

Edinburgh Evening News, 16th July, 1875

Elihu Burritt’s Bond of brotherhood


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VERNON, EDWARD THOMSON, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1853. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Arbirlot, 1879. Married, 1880, Elizabeth Shirra-Gibb.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.394

He served in Arbirlot, Angus.


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