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WADDELL, JOHN

Born, 1796. Studied at the Divinity Hall, Burgher Synod. Ordained at Burrelton, Perthshire, 1825. Joined the Church of Scotland, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Deposed, 1845, and went to Ireland. After probation he was allowed to work as a Church agent. Died, 1862.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.497

FES, Vol.4, p.151

He served in Burrelton, Perthshire.


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WALKER, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Paisley, 1830. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Millport, 1856. Married, 1864, Euphemia C. Miller.


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FUFC, p.161

He served in Cumbrae, Bute.


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WALKER, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Rothesay, 1856. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Deskford, 1884. Married, 1886, Jane Grandison. Translated, 1887, to Pollokshaws, East.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.239

He served in Deskford, Banffshire; and Pollokshaws – East, Glasgow.


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WALKER, DAVID

Born in Ireland. Studied at the Divinity Hall, Original Secession Church. Ordained at Kirkwall, 1850. After joining the Free Church in 1852 Mr. Walker demitted his charge and went to Canada, where he was settled at Port Sarnia, 1854. Died, 1861.


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Scott, Annals, p.587


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WALKER, DAVID M.

Born in Forfarshire. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained by the Presbytery of Dundee for Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 1869. Resigned, 1872. Appointed, 1873, to Port of Spain, Trinidad. Died, 1880.


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David Macrither Walker

Background
He was baptized on 14th February, 1836, the son of John Walker and Agnes Macrither.

Education
He studied at St Andrews University, Fife, 1855-1859; and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1859-1863.


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WALKER, JAMES, D.D. (Edinburgh)

Born at Carnwath, 1821. Son of Rev. J. Walker, Carnwath. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Carnwath, 1843. Married, 1847, Jane Hamilton; and, 1853, Adamena Anderson. Became senior minister, 1876. It was a matter of regret to all who knew Dr. Walker’s mental endowment and profound acquaintance with historical theology that a feeble constitution, and, in later years, nervous prostration, prevented him giving to the Church his Cunningham Lectures in finished form, and making still larger contributions to that department of ecclesiastical literature in which he was an acknowledged authority. Died, 1891.

Publications.—Posthumous.—The Theology and Theologians of Scotland in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Cunningham Lectures). Essays, Papers, and Sermons, with Prefatory Memoir. By Rev. Robert Logan.


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Background
He was born on 17th September and baptized on 21st October, 1821, in Carnwath, Lanarkshire, the son of James Walker and Jane French. For some family connections, see the Walker Tree.

Education
He was awarded the D.D. degree by Edinburgh University in 1871.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Jane Hamilton on 1st January, 1847, in Carnwath, Lanarkshire. She was born on 12th April, 1822, the daughter of James Hamilton, minister of Strathblane, and Jane King. He was the sister of William King Hamilton, a Free Church minister.

(2) Adamina Anderson on 1st June, 1853, registered in Colinton, Edinburgh, and Carnwath, Lanarkshire. She was born about 1826 in Colinton, Edinburgh.

Ministry
He served in Carnwath, Lanarkshire.

Death
He died on 5th July, 1891, in St Giles, Edinburgh, 1891. His first wife died in 1849. Adamina Anderson or Walker died in 1906 in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh.

Family
He had issue by his second wife including:

(1) Bessie Graham Walker born on 30th May, 1854, in Carnwath, Lanarkshire. She died in 1940 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(2) James Walker born on 5th December, 1855, in Carnwath, Lanarkshire.

(3) William Walker born on 7th June, 1857, in Carnwath, Lanarkshire.

(4) Jane Isabella Walker born on 17th August, 1858, in Carnwath, Lanarkshire.

(5) John Andrew Walker born on 12th July, 1860, in Carnwath, Lanarkshire. He died in 1883 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire.

(6) George Veitch Walker born in 1862, in Carnwath, Lanarkshire. He died in 1919 in Cheltenham, Victoria.

(7) Caroline Cargill Walker born on 19th February, 1865, in Carnwath, Lanarkshire. She died in 1958 in George Square, Edinburgh.

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

www.ancientfaces.com

Aitken Family Tree Fife Scotland, p.32


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WALKER, JOHN

Born at Dalry, Kirkcudbright, 1809. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained at Newton-Stewart, 1843. In 1851-52 Mr. Walker acted as a deputy of the Colonial Committee to Canada. Died, 1863.


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Background
He was baptized on 30th September, 1810, in Balmaclellan, Kirkcudbrightshire, the son of Robert Walker and Janet McCubbin.

Ministry
“John Walker, Stranraer” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Newton-Stewart – Penninghame and Minnigaff, or Creebridge, Wigtownshire.

Death
He died in 1863 in Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire.

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


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WALKER, JOHN LUMSDEN

Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1859, at Millerston. Married, 1862, Elizabeth Owen. Died, 1863.


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Background

He was born on 11th March, 1833, in Aberdeen, the son of David Walker and Mary Sandison.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Owen in the 3rd quarterof 1862 in West Derby, Lancashire, England.

Ministry
He served in Glasgow – Millerston.

Death
He died in 1863 in Springburn, Glasgow, when his mother’s maiden name was given as Sandieson.

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


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WALKER, JOHN YOUNG

Born, 1799. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Became morning lecturer in the Tron Church there. Ordained at Perth, Kinnoul Street, 1842. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Retired, 1870. Died, 1880.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.239

He served in Perth – Kinnoul Street.


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WALKER, JOHNSTONE, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1851. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. After acting as assistant at Whithorn, and visiting New Zealand and South Africa, Mr. Walker was ordained at Langton, 1880. Married, 1882, Margaret Isabella Gray.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.72

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register

He served in Langton, Berwickshire.


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WALKER, NORMAN MACDONALD LOCKHART, D.D.

Born, 1826. Brother of Dr. J. Walker, Carnwath. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dysart, 1850. Married, 1854, Christian A. Normand. Became senior minister, 1892. At different periods Dr. Walker edited the Free Church Missionary Record, the Family Treasury, and the Presbyterian.

Publications.—Life of Dr. Robert Buchanan. Chapters from the History of the Free Church (Chalmers Lectures). Scottish Church History. Thomas Chalmers. David Maclagan. Our Church Heritage, etc.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.359

For some family connections, see the Walker Tree.

He served in Dysart, Fife.


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WALKER, PETER

Born in Lanarkshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Coalburn, Lanarkshire, 1895.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.198

He served in Coalburn, Lanarkshire.


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WALKER, ROBERT SKENE

Born in the parish of Strathmiglo, 1780. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Auchtergaven, Perthshire, 1808. Married, 1809, Cecilia Cornfute; and, 1836, Mary H. Howden. Translated to Kinclaven, 1812; and, 1822, to Longforgan. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1854.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.353

He served in Longforgan, Perthshire.


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WALLACE, ANDREW

Born at Leven, 1803. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cockburnspath, 1846. Married, 1851, Marion D. Sked; and, 1863, Marianne C. Rickarby. Became senior minister, 1874. Died, 1884.


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Background
He was born on 2nd and baptized on 16th January, 1803, in Scoonie, Fife, the son of John Wallace and Rachel Swan.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Marion Deans Sked in October, 1851, the marriage being registered on the 5th in Dunbar, East Lothian, and on the 4th in Oldhamstocks, East Lothian.

(2) Maryanne Christian Rickarby on 11th August, 1863, in Edinburgh. She was born on 7th September, 1824, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, the daughter of James Rickarby and Mary Dunlop.

Ministry
He served in Cockburnspath, Berwickshire.

Death
He died in 1884 in Scoonie, Fife, 1884. Marion Sked or Wallace died in 1856 in Olhamstocks, East Lothian, 1856. Marianne Rickarby or Wallace died there in 1872.

Family
There is no evidence that he had issue.

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


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WALLACE, EBENEZER BRADSHAW, M.A.

Born at Lowick, Northumberland, 1792. Son of Rev. G. Wallace, of Nenthorn. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. After being assistant in the parish of Barr, Ayrshire, he was ordained there, 1819. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1864. Died, 1867. [Vol. 2 says he continued until 1869.]


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.18

He served in Barr, Ayrshire.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Ebenezer Wallace.


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WALLACE, GEORGE, D.D.

Born at Dundee, 1830. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh; and in Germany. Ordained at Maryton, 1859. Translated to Sunderland, English Presbyterian Church, 1866. Married, the same year, Agnes Salmond; and, 1870, Elizabeth Smith. Translated to Hamilton, St. John’s, 1875.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.188

He served in Maryton, Angus, and Hamilton – St. John’s, Lanarkshire.


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WALLACE, GEORGE PEXALL, B.D.

Born at Sunderland, 1871. Son of foregoing. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained missionary to the Jews at Constantinople, 1895.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.202


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WALLACE, JAMES

Born at Kilmarnock, 1844. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1875, at Alloa, East. Married Mary M’Merry. Translated to Partick, Dowanvale, 1878.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.237

He served in Alloa – East, Clackmannanshire; and Partick – Dowanvale, Glasgow.


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WALLACE, JOHN

Taught mathematics for a time in Edinburgh, and assisted his brother, Professor William Wallace, of the University there. Ordained at Abbey St. Bathans, 1823. Married, 1825, Christina Young. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Owing to the small population of the parish no Free Church charge could be formed at Abbey St. Bathans. Returned to Edinburgh and resumed teaching. Was mathematical tutor at the New College from 1844 to 1855. Died, 1866.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.3


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WALLACE, JOHN AIKMAN

Born at Edinburgh, 1802. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Was assistant at Burntisland. Ordained, 1833, at Hawick. Married, 1834, Isabella Nisbet. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1858. Retired, 1864. Died, 1870.

Publications.—Pastoral Recollections (two series). Attitudes and Aspects of the Divine Redeemer. Lessons from the Life of James Nisbet. Lectures on the Seven Churches of Asia. Waymarks for Little feet. Reasons for Concurring in Convocation Resolutions. Testimonies in favour of Free Church Principles.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.116

His daughter Wilhelmina Hepburn Wallace married John MacGregor, a Free Church minister.

He served in Hawick, Roxburghshire.

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


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WARDROP, ROBERT MAIN

Born at Glasgow, 1852. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Fenwick, 1884. Married, 1888, Jane Hamilton.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.136

He served in Fenwick, Ayrshire.


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WARRACK, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1838. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Leswalt, 1864. Married, 1870, Emily H. S. Simpson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.117

He served in Leswalt, Wigtownshire.


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WARRICK, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Leith, 1855. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Old Cumnock, 1883. Married, 1891, Ina Alice Philip.

Publication.—History of Old Cumnock, 1899.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.130

He served in Old Cumnock, Ayrshire.


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WATERS, DAVID, M.A.

Born at Olrig, 1793. Became parish schoolmaster of Bower, and while in this situation studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Ordained, 1826, at Burghead, Morayshire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1844, Elizabeth M’Pherson. Became senior minister, 1877. Died, 1887.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.381

He served in Burghead, Moray.

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


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WATERS, THOMAS

Born, 1808. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained the same year at Lauder. Married, 1856, Margaret Burnie. Became senior minister, 1872. Died, 1876.

Publication.—Scripture Emblems.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1808 in Duns, Berwickshire.

Marriage
He married Margaret Burnie on 3rd September, 1856, in Moffat, Dumfries-shire. She was baptized on 8th September, 1816, in Moffat, Dumfries-shire, the daughter of Robert Burnie, draper, and Margaret Jardine.

Ministry
“Thomas Waters, Moffat” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. In 1841 he was assistant minister in Moffat, Dumfries-shire. He served in Lauder, Berwickshire.

Death
He died in 1876 in Canongate, Edinburgh, 1876. His wife died in 1903 in Grange, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.


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WATERSTON, RICHARD, B.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1830. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, Divinity Hall, Original Secession Church, and New College, Edinburgh. Laboured for six months among the Jews at Breslau. Thereafter he engaged for a time in literary work, being on the staff of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Ordained at Forfar, 1858. Married, 1865, Isabella Anderson. Translated to Glasgow, Union Church, 1867; and to St. Paul’s, Dundee, 1878. Died, 1892.

Publication.—Posthumous.—Thoughts on the Lord’s Supper: A Help to its Better Enjoyment. Scott, Annals, p.589


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 31st October and baptized on 21st November, 1830, in Edinburgh, the son of David Waterston, hosier and glover, and Janet Campbell. He was baptized in Potter Row United Presbyterian Church, Edinburgh.

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

Marriage
He married Isabella Anderson on 14th September, 1865, in Inveresk with Musselburgh, Midlothian. She was born about 1835 in Edinburgh.

Ministry
He served in Forfar – First, Angus; Glasgow – Union; and Dundee – St. Paul’s: Mariners’.

Death
He died in January, 1892 in Dundee. His wife died in 1912 in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jane Anderson Waterston born on 13th July, 1866, in Forfar, Angus. She died in 1936 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(2) Janet Campbell Waterston born on 8th October, 1867, in Govan, Glasgow. She died in 1948 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(3) Isabella Waterston born on 14th March, 1869, in Govan, Glasgow. She died there that same year.

(4) David Waterston born on 25th August, 1871, in Govan, Glasgow.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Richard Waterston.


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WATSON, ALEXANDER DUFF, B.D.

Born at Calcutta, 1855. Grandson of Dr. Duff, Calcutta. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Inch, Wigtownshire, 1887. Married, 1891, Ethel V. Reddie. Resigned, 1895. Settled at Bourtreebush, Aberdeen, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.422

He served in Inch, Wigtownshire; and Bourtreebush, Aberdeenshire.


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WATSON, ANGUS JOHN, M.A.

Born at Ferintosh, 1863. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Glenelg, Inverness-shire, 1893. Translated to Lochgilphead, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.284

He served in Glenelg, Inverness-shire; and Lochgilphead, Argyll.


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WATSON, CHARLES, D.D.

Born at Edinburgh, 1794. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Burntisland, 1820. Married, 1821, Isabella Boog. Owing to illness Dr. Watson resigned in 1837. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. He remained closely attached to the Free Church as an elder in the congregation of St. Andrew’s, Edinburgh. Died, 1866.

Publications.—Family Prayers (seventeen editions; Second Series). Prayers for Young Persons. Addresses on the Lord’s Supper. Hints on Christian Experience. Memoir of Dr. Andrew Thomson, Edinburgh.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.83

He married Isabella Boog, the sister of Jane Elizabeth Boog, who married Matthew Leishman, a Church of Scotland minister.

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

He served in Burntisland, Fife.

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


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WATSON, CHARLES, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Burntisland, 1822. Eldest son of the foregoing. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Was assistant to Dr. M’Farlan in the West Church, Greenock. Ordained at Langholm, 1848. Married, the same year, Mary Bertram Chalmers; and, 1868, Mary Gray Crum. Translated, 1864, to Largs. Dr. Watson declined nomination to the Moderatorship of the General Assembly.

Publications.—First Epistle of St. John: Notes of Lectures to serve as a Popular Commentary. God and the Bible.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.152

For some family connections, see the tree of John Mackay of Kirtomy; and the Chalmers Tree.

He served in Langholm, Dumfries-shire; and Largs, Ayrshire.


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WATSON, HIRAM

Born at Edinburgh, 1813. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained at Logiealmond, 1843. Married, 1850, Isabella Purdie. Translated, 1853, to Ratho. Became senior minister, 1879. Died, 1891.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 15th July, 1813, in Edinburgh, the son of James Watson and Janet Rutherford.

Marriage
He married Isabella Purdie in October, 1850, the marriage being registed on the 27th in Edinburgh and on the 29th in Moneydie, Perthshire. She was born on 8th July, 1815, in Lanark, the daughter of Thomas Purdie, house painter, and Christian Lithgow.

Ministry
“Hiram Watson, Logie Almond, Perth” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. As a probationer he worked in Logiealmond, Perthshire – which was only a preaching station – and he was then ordained there. He moved to Ratho and Kirknewton, Midlothian in December, 1853. He resigned in December, 1879 and thereafter lived in Edinburgh.

Death
He died on 20th April, 1891, in Grange, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1896 in Lanark.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Hiram Watson.


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WATSON, JOHN, D.D.

Born at Manningtree, Essex, 1850. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1875, at Logiealmond. Translated, 1877, to St. Matthew’s, Glasgow. Married, 1878, Jane B. Ferguson. Translated, 1880, to Sefton Park, Liverpool, a new congregation, of which he was the first minister. Dr. Watson was widely famous as a writer of fiction under the pseudonym of “Ian Maclaren.” The successful establishment of Westminster College in Cambridge was largely due to his advocacy.

Publications.—1. Theological: The Mind of the Master. The Cure of Souls (Yale Lectures). The Potter’s Wheel. Doctrines of Grace. The Life of the Master, etc. 2. Fictional: Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush. The Days of Auld Lang Syne. A Doctor of the Old School. Rabbi Saunders, etc.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 3rd November, 1850, in Manningtree, Essex, England.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1870-74.

Marriage
He married Jane Burne Ferguson in 1878 in Kelvin, Glasgow. She was born about 1850 in Lanarkshire, the daughter of Frances Ferguson, brewer, and Elizabeth Simpson Nimmo. A portrait of her by Maud Hall Neale is held in the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead, Merseyside, England.

Ministry
He served in Logiealmond, Perthshire; and Glasgow – St. Matthew’s.

Death
While travelling in the Unites States, he died on 6th May, 1907, in Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa. He left an estate valued at £57,709, 6/11.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Watson born about 1879 in Lanarkshire.

(2) Francis Duncan Watson born in the 3rd quarter of 1881 in Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England. He served in WW1.

(3) Henry Trelss Watson born in the 3rd quarter of 1883 in Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England.

(4) Frederick William Watson born in the 3rd quarter of 1885 in Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England.

Source
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Maclaren

Otago Daily Times, (New Zealand) Issue 13996, 31st August, 1907, p.7


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WATSON, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Fordyce, 1854. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1880, missionary of the English Presbyterian Church to China, where he was stationed at Amor. Married, 1882, Jane Bethia Still. Returned to Scotland in consequence of his wife’s ill health, and was settled at Kelso, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.78

He served in Kelso – North, Roxburghshire.


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WATSON, ROBERT BOOG, LL.D.

Born at Burntisland, 1823. Son of Dr. Watson, Burntisland. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1854, chaplain to the forces, serving in that capacity in the Crimea. Married, 1857, Janet Cowan. In 1864-74 Dr. Watson officiated at Madeira. He edited some of the records of the “Challenger” Expedition. Settled at Cardross, 1879.

Publications.—Disruption in the Church of Canton de Vaud, Switzerland. Geology of Luneburg. The Great Drift Beds with Shells in the South of Arran. Presidential Address to the Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland, etc.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.269

For some family connections, see the John Mackay of Kirtomy; the Cumming Turing and the Chalmers Trees.

He served in Cardross, Dunbartonshire.


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WATT, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Aboyne, 1822. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Became parish schoolmaster. At the Disruption he lost this appointment, and taught for two years at Banchory. Attended the Divinity Hall at Aberdeen and the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kinneff, 1849. Married, the same year, Ann C. Campbell. Became senior minister, 1883. Died, 1889.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born at Roseburn, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, in 1822.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School and entered Aberdeen University, graduating M.A.

Marriage
He married Ann Carter Campbell on 4th November, 1849, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was baptized on 21st October, 1826, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the daughter of William Campbell and Elspet Stephen.

Ministry

He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Kincardine O’Neill on 10th February, 1848. He served in Kinneff, Kincardineshire.

Death
He died on 22nd May, 1889, in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. His wife died there in 1909.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

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


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WATT, ARTHUR CRAWFORD, M.A.

Born at Elgin, 1858. Son of Rev. R. J. Watt, Elgin. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Served as assistant at Malta, and at Inverness, High. Ordained, 1888, at Comrie. Married, 1890, Laura Thomson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.76

He served in Comrie, Perthshire.


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WATT, JOHN, M.A.

Born in Aberdeenshire, 1862. Studied at the University, Aberdeen and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained 1888, missionary to Calcutta. [Appointed 1889 according to List of missionaries.] Married, 1889, Helen Archibald.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.537


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WATT, ROBERT JOHN

Born near Coleraine, 1813. Studied at the University, Belfast, and Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland. Ordained at Belfast, 1839. In 1842 Mr. Watt was called to be minister of a section of a Reformed Presbyterian congregation at Stranraer which had joined the Original Secession Church. In 1852 he joined the Free Church, and lost his congregation in consequence. Settled the same year in Elgin, Free High Church. Married Martha Macwhinney. Died, 1862.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.581

He served in Elgin – High, Moray.

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


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WATT, WILLIAM

Born at Glasgow, 1805. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Buchlyvie, 1837. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1844, Christian C. Monteith. Translated to Norrieston, Perthshire, 1843. Became senior minister, 1878. Died, 1897.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.339

He served in Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire.

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


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WEATHERHEAD, JAMES, B.D.

Born at Whitsome, Berwickshire, 1863. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at North Woodside, Glasgow, 1891.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.389

He served in Glasgow – North Woodside.


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WEBSTER, GORDON, M.A.

Born at Panmurefield, near Dundee, 1841. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Girvan, Ayrshire, 1872. Married, 1875, Jane Blyth. Translated, 1887, to St. Andrew’s Church, Christchurch, New Zealand. Was for some years a member of the Board of Governors of Canterbury College. In 1898 he was Moderator of the Northern Assembly. Resigned, 1900.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 28th October and baptized on 28th November, 1841, in Monifieth, Angus, the son of Gordon Webster, bleacher, and Elizabeth Simpson.

Education
He attended Dundee High School and graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1867. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1864-68.

Marriage
He married Jane Hunter Blyth on 6th April, 1875, in Kelvin, Glasgow. She was baptized on 30th January, 1850, in Girvan, Ayrshire, the daughter of Adam Blyth, a Free Church minister, and Jane Allan.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dundee in 1872. He served in Girvan, Ayrshire. In New Zealand, he was inducted in St Andrew’s Church, Christchurch, on 16th December, 1887. He retired on 9th January, 1900. He was Moderator of the Assembly in 1898.

Death
He retired to Scotland and died in June, 1903, at his home in Morningside, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1926 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jane Allan Webster born in 1876 in Girvan, Ayrshire. She died in 1964 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(2) Elizabeth Simpson Webster born in 1877 in Girvan, Ayrshire.

(3) George Webster born in 1878 in Girvan, Ayrshire.

(4) Adam Blyth Webster born in 1882 in Girvan, Ayrshire. In 1901 he was an arts student – he later became Professor of English, in St Andrews University, Fife. He married Margaret Mckenzie in 1907 in Morningside, Edinburgh. He died in 1956 in St Andrews, Fife.

Sources
The Letters of Rudyard Kipling: 1931-36, by Rudyard Kiplin, p.236

Register of New Zealand Presbyterian Church


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WEBSTER, JAMES

Born at Marnoch, 1854. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and at New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1882, by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh, for Manchuria. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Hamilton Scott.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.572


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WEBSTER, JAMES, B.D.

Born in the parish of Newhills, Aberdeenshire, 1863. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Alyth, 1894. Married, 1896, Annie Matthewson Brew.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.321

He served in Alyth, Perthshire.


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WEBSTER, JAMES T.

Born in Forfarshire. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Licensed by the Presbytery of Arbroath, 1895, Mr. Webster proceeded to Budapest as assistant to Dr. Andrew Moody. Ordained, 1897, missionary to the Jews there.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.573


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WEBSTER, ROBERT MACLAREN

Born in Perthshire, 1826. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen, St. Andrews, and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Garvald, 1861. Translated to Sprouston, 1867. Married, 1872, Elizabeth S. Jacob. In 1875 Mr. Webster was settled at Hobart, Tasmania. Died, 1890.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1826 in Blairgowrie, Perthshire. His father was a banker, but he must have died while Robert Webster was in his youth because, by 1851, his mother Jane had remarried. In 1851 he was a teacher of English in Arbroath, Angus.

Education
He studied at St Andrews University, Fife, 1852-53. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1853-57.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Stuckey Jacob in the 3rd quarter of 1872, in Islington, London, England.

Ministry
He served in Garvald, East Lothian; and Kelso – East, (Sprouston), Roxburghshire. After five years there, he was invited to start a church in Middlesborough, Yorkshire, England, and was there for two and a half years before going to Chalmers Free Church in Hobart, Tasmania.

Death
He died in 1890 in Tasmania. His wife died there on 6th May, 1904.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Dora Margaret Webster born on 18th September, 1876, in Hobart, Australia. She died there the following year.

(2) Emily Mary Webster born on 10th May, 1878, in, Hobart, Tasmania. She died there that same year.

Sources
The Mercury (Hobart, Tasmania), 25th February, 1882

The Mercury (Hobart, Tasmania), 25th August, 1890

eheritage.statelibrary.tas.gov.au/resources/detail6b20-3.html?ID=HBFH_15852

eheritage.statelibrary.tas.gov.au/resources/detaile9c2-4.html?ID=HBFH_15853


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WEDDERBURN, CHARLES

Born in Aberdeenshire, 1836. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at the “Mary Kirk” (West Church), Stirling, 1873. Married Eliza Milne. Translated to Edinburgh, Cowgate, 1879.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.6

He served in Stirling – West; and Edinburgh – Cowgate.


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WEDDERBURN, LAURENCE CRAIGIE M’LAGAN

Born at Aberdeen, 1846. Son of Rev. Professor M’Lagan, Aberdeen. On the accession of his mother to a property, the name of Wedderburn was assumed. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Madderty, 1874. Married, 1880, Gertrude E. Maxwell.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.343

He was the son of James McLagan, a Free Church minister. His sister Katherine McLagan married Donald MacKinnon MacAlister, a Free Church minister.

He served in Madderty, Perthshire.

His son, Lawrence Dalrymple McLagan Wedderburn, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.550.


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WEIR, LEWIS MENZIES

Born at Glasgow, 1845. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Married, 1865, Elizabeth Carmichael. Went to Australia as a lay evangelist, 1876, and completed his studies in connection with the Presbyterian Church of Victoria. Ordained, 1881, at Simpson’s Road, Melbourne. Translated to North Williamstown, 1883. That same year he was admitted to the Free Church, and settled at Blochairn, 1885. In 1888 he returned to Victoria. Settled at Maryborough, 1889. Translated later to his former charge at Simpson’s Road.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 25th March, 1845, in Govan, Glasgow, the son of Robert Weir, iron ship builder, and Jane Menzies. In 1861 he was an apprentice joiner.

Education
He studied at the Free Church College, Glasgow; and completed his studies at the Theological Hall of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Carmichael on 22nd September, 1865, in Govan, Glasgow. She was born in 1845, the daughter of James Carmichael.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Melbourne on 2nd February, 1881, and ordained to Collingwood (later Abbotsford) on 26th April, 1881, remaining there till 2nd October, 1883. He was inducted to Williamstown North on 15th October, 1883, remaining till 31st January, 1885, when his wife’s health required a visit to Scotland. He served in Glasgow – Blochairn. He was re-admitted on 17th July, 1888, and served in Maryborough from 15th January, 1889, till 1st September, 1891; in Abbotsford from 17th September, 1891, till 1st March, 1898; in Bulla and Sunbury from 18th March, 1898, till his death.

Death
He died suddenly on 18th November, 1902, in Point Lonsdale, Queenscliff, Victoria – “late of Abbotsford”. His wife died in June, 1915, in Elsternwick, Victoria. They were buried in the Bulla Cemetery, Victoria, Presbyterian Section, 11, 6.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Weir born in 1868. She died in Essendon, Victoria, in May, 1909, and was buried in the Bulla Cemetery, Presbyterian Section, 11, 7, on 20th May, 1909.

(2) Jane Menzies Weir born on 22nd January, 1870, in Govan, Glasgow.

(3) Lizzie Carmichael Weir born on 24th May, 1872, in Govan, Glasgow.

(4) Mary Menzies Weir born on 25th October, 1873, in Govan, Glasgow.

(5) Agnes Whitelaw Weir born in 1877 in Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria. She married Hugh Montgomery Jamieson in 1914 in Victoria. She died there in 1931.

(6) Bessie Weir born in 1881 in Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria. She died in 1942 in Victoria.

Sources
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria), 20th November, 1902, p.1

www.ozgenonline.com/~nhm_cemeteries/Bulla_Cemetery/_age.html


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WELLS, JAMES, D.D. (Edinburgh)

Born in the parish of Torthorwald, Dumfries-shire, 1838. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Glasgow, Wynd Church, 1864. Married, 1867, Janet F. Simpson. Translated, the same year, to Barony, Glasgow; and, 1875, to Pollokshields, West.

Publications.—Rescuers and Rescued. The Sea of Galilee Mission of the Free Church of Scotland. For the Young: Bible Echoes. Bible Children. Bible Images. Bible Object Lessons. The Parables of Jesus. My First Communion. Christ and the Heroes of Heathendom. The Jubilee Story of the Free Church. Scotland’s Patron Saint. The Lad.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.241

He served in Glasgow – Wynd; Glasgow – Barony; and Glasgow – Pollokshields.


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WELLS, JOHN HUME

Born at Kirkcaldy in 1830. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and at New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dunbarney, 1858. Married, the same year, Jane Margaret Reid.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.330

He served in Dunbarney, Perthshire.


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WELSH, DAVID, D.D. (Glasgow)

Moderator of the Disruption Assembly. Born in the parish of Moffat in 1793; studied at the University and Theological Hall, Edinburgh; was ordained at Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrightshire, in 1821; translated to St. David’s, Glasgow, in 1827. Married a sister of William Hamilton, Lord Provost of Glasgow. Appointed Professor of Church History in Edinburgh University in 1831. About 1841 he was made Secretary of the Bible Board in Scotland, the monopoly for printing the Scriptures having been abolished. In 1842 he was Moderator of the General Assembly. He signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. After the Disruption Dr. Welsh was elected Professor of Divinity in the New College in 1843. As Convener of the Education Committee the Free Church owes to him, in great measure, the noble Library of the New College, as well as the stately building which contains it. To him also the Church was to a considerable extent indebted for the Normal and Elementary Schools which were conducted with so much success. Dr. Welsh was a man of wide theological culture, his knowledge of books being immense. Chalmers used to say of him that all he could liken him to was a walking epitome of the University Library. He died at Helensburgh, 1845.

Publications.—Life of Professor Thomas Brown. A Volume of Sermons. Elements of Church History. Posthumous.—Life, by Mr. Murray Dunlop.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.390

For some family connections, see the Brown Welsh Tree.

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Welsh, David

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


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WELSH, WILLIAM, D.D. (Edinburgh)

Of Mossfennan, Broughton. Born at Carden, Peeblesshire, 1820. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Broughton, 1843. Married, 1854, Christina Guthrie. Died, 1892.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 15th May, 1820, in Glenholm, Peebles-shire, the son of Alexander Welsh and Mary Tweedie. For some family connections, see the Brown Welsh Tree.

Education
He attended Peebles Grammar School; Edinburgh High School and Edinburgh University. He was awarded a D.D. degree by Edinburgh University in 1887.

Marriage
He married Christina Guthrie on 22nd March, 1854, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She was born on 31st May, 1833, in Arbirlot, Angus, the daughter of Thomas Guthrie, a Free Church minister, and Anne Burns. For some ministerial connections, see the Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

Ministry
He served in Broughton, Peebles-shire.

Death
He died on 25th December, 1892, the death being registered in 1893 in St George, Edinburgh. His wife died there on 17th February, 1895.

Family
There is no sign that they had issue.

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


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WEST, ALEXANDER

Born in the parish of Gamrie, Banffshire, 1838. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Cromar, Presbytery of Kincardine O’Neil, 1878. Married, 1868, Margaret Skinner.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.429

He served in Cromar (Braes of Cromar and Coldstone), Aberdeenshire.


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WESTWATER, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Lochgelly, 1860. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1894, at Hawick, West Port. Married, the same year, Agnes C. Dey; and, 1899, Chrissy Henderson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.65

He served in Hawick – West Port, Roxburghshire.


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WHITE, ADAM, M.A.

Born in the parish of Strachur, 1808. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Acted as tutor in Orkney. Ordained at North Ronaldshay, 1837. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1843, to Harray. Married, 1848, Sarah Sloan. Was clerk of the Presbytery of Orkney before the Disruption, and of the Free Church Presbytery for twenty-seven years. Died, 1873.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.266

He served in Ronaldshay – North, Orkney; and Harray and Sandwick, Orkney.

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


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WHITE, ADAM

Born at Aberdeen, 1829. Studied at Marischal College, and Free Church College, Aberdeen; also at Berlin. Ordained, 1855, missionary to Bombay. Married, the same year, Janet Littlejohn. Transferred to Nagpur, 1859. A few months later, changing his view with regard to the sacrament of baptism, he severed his connection with the Free Church. Thereafter he conducted evangelistic work in the Poona collectorate. In 1864 he was cut down by cholera, caught when ministering to the Hindu pilgrims dying of that disease at Sassoor.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 19th May and baptized on 6th July, 1829, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the son of William White and Rachel Topp.

Marriage
He married Jane Littlejohn on 5th December, 1855, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen. She was born about 1833. For some ministerial connections, see the Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

Death
She died in 1917 in Rubislaw, Aberdeen.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Adam George White born on 21st March, 1858, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. He married Catherine Lothian Ferguson in 1897 in Campbeltown, Argyll. He was a doctor in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA. He died there on 3rd June, 1939.

Sources
archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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


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WHITE, ALEXANDER

Born in Ayrshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Troon, 1898. Married, the same year, Annie Gardiner Barron.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.389

He served in Troon, Ayrshire.


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WHITE, DAVID

Born, 1807. Ordained at Airlie, 1833. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1872. Died, 1873.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.248

MacKelvie, Annals, p.679: says he became a student in the Secession Church, starting his studies under Professors Dick and Mitchell, but that he joined the Established Church while still a student.

He served in Airlie, Angus.

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


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WHITE, JAMES

Born, 1801. Studied at the Divinity Hall, United Associate Synod. Admitted to the Free Church, 1846. Settled at Stevenston, 1847. Married, 1848, Mary A. W. Wilson. Retired, 1866. Died, 1867.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 10th and baptized on 20th January, 1801, in Gladsmuir, East Lothian, the son of James White and Mary Blain.

Marriage
He married Mary Ann Walker Wilson on 7th June, 1848, in Stevenston, Ayrshire. She was born on 6th and baptized on 21st January 1822, in Berwick on Tweed, Northumberland, England, the daughter of Thomas Wilson and his wife Rachel.

Ministry
He served in Stevenston, Ayrshire.

Death
His wife died in 1857 in Stevenston, Ayrshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Rachel Walker White, born on 8th January and baptized on 9th February, 1851, in Stevenston, Ayrshire. She married Charles Pulley in the 3rd quarter of 1896 in Darlington, County Durham, England. She died in Tonbridge, Kent, in the 4th quarter of 1937.

(2) James White born on 17th April and baptized on 13th May, 1849. He married Eliza Mary. In 1911 they were resident in Darlington, County Durham, England.

(3) Robert White born on 9th February and baptized on 17th April, 1853.


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WHITE, JOHN

Born in Ireland, 1816. Studied at the Divinity Hall, Original Secession Church, Belfast, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained at Carluke, 1845. In 1861 he was settled at Maghera, County Down, but was again called by Carluke congregation, 1862. Became senior minister, 1892. [Vol. 2 says his ministry ended in 1893.]


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.198

He served in Carluke, Lanarkshire.


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WHITE, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire, 1847. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Baillieston, 1875. Translated to East Park, Glasgow, 1877. Married, 1878, Minnie S. S. Park.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.218

He served in Baillieston, Mure Memorial, Glasgow; and Glasgow – East Park.


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WHITE, MALCOLM, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1837. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Edinburgh; and at Berlin. He was offered by the Maharajah of Travancore a post in India as mathematical teacher, and a proposal of a similar kind came from Dr. Duff. In 1865 Mr. White went to Cathcart to form a new charge, and was ordained there as first minister. Translated to Innellan, 1867. Married, 1868, Jessie M. Freebairn. Translated, 1873, to Blairgowrie, South.

Publication.—The Symbolic Numbers of Scripture.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.322

He served in Cathcart, Glasgow; Innellan; and Blairgowrie – South.


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WHITE, MATTHEW, B.D.

Born at Whiteinch, Glasgow, 1860. Brother of Rev. John White, East Park. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Skirling, 1889. Resigned, 1896.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 26th December, 1860, the son of John White and Agnes Kerr.

Education
He studied at Glasgow University, gaining his M.A. in 1883 and his B.D. in 1886.

Ministry
He served in Skirling, Peebles-shire. He retired because of ill health.


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WHITE, WILLIAM

Born at Harthill, Whitburn, 1811. Studied at the Divinity Hall, Original Secession Synod. Ordained at Haddington, 1835. Married, 1837, Margaret Buchan; and, 1868, Hannah C. Howden. Was editor of the Original Secession Magazine from 1847 till 1852. Died, 1871.

Publications.—Lectures on National Establishments of Religion. Prophecy, Providence and Popery; or, Lectures on Book of Daniel. Scripture Studies; or, Things New and Old. The Principles of Christian Union as laid down in the Word of God, etc. Posthumous.—Lectures and Sermons, 1875.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.572

He served in Haddington — Knox’s, East Lothian.


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WHITE, WILLIAM EBENEZER, B.A.

Born at Nagpur, India, 1860. Son of Rev. Adam White. Studied at the University, Cambridge, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1890, missionary to Sylhet. [List of missionaries says he was appointed 1891.] Married, 1893, Mary Margaret Edmonston.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.538


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WHITTON, DAVID

Born at Barry, 1841. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1869, missionary to Nagpur. Married, the same year, Helen Young.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.542


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WHYTE, ALEXANDER, D.D. (Edinburgh)

Born at Kirriemuir, 1837. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. John’s, Glasgow, 1866. Translated to St. George’s, Edinburgh, 1870. Married, 1881, Jane Elizabeth Barbour. In 1898 Dr. Whyte was Moderator of the General Assembly.

Publications.—The Shorter Catechism (“Bible Class Handbooks”). William Law. Lancelot Andrew. Bible Characters (six volumes). Bunyan Characters (three volumes). Thomas Shepard, Pilgrim Father and Founder of Harvard, etc.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.28

His half-sister, Elizabeth Whyte, married Thomas MacAdam, a Free Church minister.

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


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WHYTE, ALEXANDER

Born at Montrose, 1851. Studied at the University, Congregational Hall, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Rendall, Orkney, 1878. [This ministry doesn’t fit what is said in Vol. 2, under Evie and Rendall.] Married, 1881, Ann Alexina Hourston. Translated to Bervie, 1883.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.402

He is said to have served in Evie and Rendall, Orkney; and Bervie, Kincardineshire.


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WHYTE, CHARLES

Born at Dundee, 1866. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dunrossness, 1892. Married, 1893, Alice Mair Birrell.


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FUFC, p.424

He served in Dunrossness, Shetland.


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WHYTE, JAMES, B.D.

Born in Dumbartonshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1897, at Deerness, Orkney.


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FUFC, p.51

He served in Deerness, Orkney.


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WHYTE, QUINTIN D.

Born in Ayrshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Inch, Wigtownshire, 1895. Married, 1897, Minnie Paterson.


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Quintin Dick Whyte

FUFC, p.392

He served in Inch, Wigtownshire.


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WHYTE, WILLIAM MACKENZIE

Born at Oban, 1865. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Echt, Aberdeenshire, 1894.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.319

He served in Echt, Aberdeenshire.


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WILKIE, DAVID

Born, 1814. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Taught for a time in Montrose Academy. Ordained at Cromarty, 1848. Married, 1849, Jessie F. Macdonald or Grant. Translated to Forfar, East, 1850. Died, 1867. [Vol. 2 has his ministry terminating in 1851.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 1st and baptized on 21st June, 1814, in Dundee, the son of James Wilkie and Elizabeth Adamson.

Education
There is no evidence that he enrolled in New College, Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married Jessie Falconer McDonald on 12th July, 1849, in Cromarty, Ross and Cromarty. She was born on 15th and baptized on 29th June, 1806, in Inverness, the daughter of John McDonald and Lydia Falconer. She had previously married Peter Grant, a sugar merchant from Demarara, in 1840. Her sister Alicia McDonald married David Sutherland, a Free Church minister.

Ministry
He served in Cromarty, Ross and Cromarty; and Forfar – East, Angus. There was a secession from his ministry in Cromarty when a group met separately in a wooden building they had erected. This has been referred to as a “station house for Gaelic speakers.”

Death
His wife died in the 3rd quarter of 1890 in Wandsworth, London, England.

Source
familysearch.org

www.eastchurchcromarty.co.uk


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WILLIAMS, GEORGE

Born at Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Norrieston, 1879.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.312

He served in Norrieston, Perthshire.


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WILLIAMS, GEORGE, M.A.

Born at Leochel-Cushnie, 1866. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Craig, 1893. Married, 1894, Marion W. Barbour. Translated, 1900, to Glasgow, Candlish Memorial.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.333

He served in Craig, Angus; and Glasgow – Candlish Memorial.


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WILLIAMSON, HENRY M’ILREE, D.D.

Born at Armagh, 1824. Studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dunblane, 1850. Married, 1855, Catherine C. Robertson; and, 1866, Jessie M. Gibson. Translated to Huntly, 1855; to Aberdeen, High, 1867; and, 1870, to Belfast, Fisherwick. Was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, 1896. Died, 1898.


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Background
He was born about 1824 in Lisnadill, Armagh, Ireland.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1845-49.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Unknown – he appears as a widower in the 1851 census.

(2) Catherine Charlotte Robertson on 18th September, 1855, in Kirkmichael, Perthshire. She was born on 23rd March, 1837, in India, the daughter of James Robert Robertson, 5th of Cray, and Federata Cutliffe Whitlock.

(3) Jessie Maria Gibson. She is said to have been born about 1842 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, the daughter of Charles Frederick Gibson and Barbara Fraser.

Ministry
He served in Dunblane, Perthshire; Huntly, Aberdeenshire; and Aberdeen – High. In 1891 he was in Lambton East, Ontario, Canada.

Death
He died on 29th December, 1898, in Belfast, Ireland. Catherine Charlotte Robertson or Williamson died in 1864 in Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

Family
He had issue by Catherine Charlotte Robertson:

(1) James Robert David Williamson born on 19th September, 1856, in Huntly, Aberdeenshire. He became a Free Church minister.

(2) Henry McIlree Williamson born in 1858 in Huntly, Aberdeenshire. He died on 26th July, 1948, at 9 Chalmers Crescent, Edinburgh.

(3) Federata Williamson born on 29th April, 1860, in Huntly, Aberdeenshire. She married David Yellowlees – a consulting physician – in 1886 in Logie, Perthshire. She died on 22nd October, 1921, in Glenshee, Perthshire.

(4) David Albany Williamson born on 13th June, 1862, in Huntly, Aberdeenshire. He died there the following year.

(5) Angell Williamson born on 3rd March, 1864, in Huntly, Aberdeenshire. He died there that year.

And by Jessie Maria Gibson:

(6) Barbara Williamson born on 19th November, 1866, in Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

(7) Grace Williamson born on 19th November, 1866, in Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

(8) Charles Frederick Williamson born on 20th February, 1868, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen.

(9) Jessie Maria Williamson born in 1870 in Antrim, Ireland.

(10) David Brainerd Williamson born on 9th January, 1872, in Belfast, Ireland. He married Margaret. He died on 7th March, 1923, in Sri Lanka.

(11) John Fraser Williamson born on 31st March, 1873, in Antrim, Ireland.

(12) Fanny Williamson born on 2nd April and died on 27th May, 1878.

Source
wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

www.redbookofscotland.com

kabristan.org


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WILLIAMSON, HUGH MILLER

Born at Edinburgh, 1855. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tranent (St. Andrew’s), 1888. Was clerk of the Free Presbytery of Haddington.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.66

He served in Tranent, East Lothian.


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WILLIAMSON, JAMES DAVID, M.A.

Born at Huntly, 1856. Son of Dr. Williamson, Belfast. Studied at Queen’s College, Belfast, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Newburgh, 1882. Married, the same year, Louisa C. Rochead. Translated, 1891, to Rothesay, West. Died the same year.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 19th September, 1856, in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, the son of Henry McIlree Williamson, the Free Church minister there, and Catherine Charlotte Robertson. Much of his boyhood was spent in Belfast.

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

Marriage
He married Louise Constance Rochead in 1882 in Newington, Edinburgh. She was born on 8th September, 1846, in Glasgow, the daughter of John Thomas Rochead, architect, and Jane Calder.

Ministry
He served as an assistant in Barclay Free Church, Edinburgh. He served in Abdie and Newburgh, Fife; and was translated to Rothesay – West, Bute, in February, 1891.

Death
He died on 18th November, 1891. His wife died in 1928 in Colinton, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Catherine C. Williamson born about 1883 in Newburgh, Fife.

(2) Henry Rochead Williamson born on 22nd May, 1885, in Newburgh, Fife. He studied in Edinburgh and became an architect. He married (i) Ann Veronica May Haddon in 1915 in Hawick, Roxburghshire; and (ii) Elizabeth Houston Wallace in 1940 in Haymarket, Edinburgh. He died on 17th January, 1955, at 153 Morningside Drive, Edinburgh.

(3) Evelyn Whitlock Williamson born in 1887 in Newburgh, Fife. She died in 1950 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

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

www.scottisharchitects.org.uk


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WILLIAMSON, JOHN

Born, 1825. Ordained at Braco, 1851. Married, 1857, Mary Kinross. Died, 1859.


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Background
He was born on 25th July and baptized on 30th August, 1825, in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, the son of William Williamson, gardener, and Anne Henderson.

Marriage
He married Mary Kinross on 30th December, 1857 in Muthill, Perthshire. She was born on 28th May, 1835, in Muthill, Perthshire, the daughter of James Kinross, farmer, and Janet Comrie.

Ministry
He served in Braco (Ardoch), Perthshire.

Death
He died in 1859 in Muthill, Perthshire. His wife died in 1910 in Auchtermuchty, Fife.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jessie Comrie Williamson born on 7th January, 1859 in Muthill, Perthshire. She died in 1935 in Ardoch, Perthshire.

Source
genealogy.kolthammer.org


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WILLIAMSON, ROBERT, D.D., LL.D.

Born at Campbeltown, 1819. Studied at the University, Glasgow, Divinity Hall and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dunkeld, 1844. Translated to Ascog, 1853. Married, 1859, Marion N. Miller. Became senior minister, 1890.

Publications.—Annotated Edition of Dr. Hetherington’s History of the Westminster Assembly. Church Government. Spiritual Independence of the Church. Spiritual Independence and the Patronage Act.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.279

He served in Dunkeld, Perthshire; and Kingarth (Ascog), Bute.


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WILLIS, JAMIESON

Born, 1801. Son of Rev. W. Willis, Stirling. Ordained at Kirkpatrick-Durham, 1845. Married, the same year, Agnes Fleming. Became senior minister, 1861. Died, 1874.


Supplementary Information

He served in Kirkpatrick-Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Jamieson Willis.


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WILLIS, MICHAEL, D.D., LL.D.

Born at Greenock, 1799. Son of Rev. W. Willis, Stirling. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Burgher Synod. Ordained at Albion Street Secession Church, 1821. Joined the Church of Scotland in 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Having acted as a deputy of the Free Church to Canada in 1845, he was appointed Professor of Theology in Knox College, Toronto, 1847, of which he afterwards became Principal. Dr. Willis had a mission station in the neighbourhood of Toronto where he regularly preached. Died, 1879.

Publications.—The Religious Question involved in the Proposed Concessions to Roman Catholics. A Discourse on National Establishments of Christianity. Collectanea; or. Selections from the Greek and Latin Fathers, with Notes. Popery the Enemy of Public Morals. Pulpit Discourses. Posthumous.— Memoir of Dr. Michael Willis. By Dr. J. W. Taylor, 1880.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.493

FES, Vol.3, 431

He served in Glasgow – Renfield.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Michael Willis.


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WILLOX, ALEXANDER COWIE, M.A.

Born at Ellon, 1824. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Married, 1861, Rachel Blyth. Ordained at Walls, Shetland, 1877. Resigned, 1896.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 16th December, 1823, and baptized on 6th January, 1824, in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, the son of Alexander Willox and Catharine Robertson.

Marriage
He married Rachel Byth on 23rd April, 1861, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was baptized on 20th July, 1840, in Aberdeen, the daughter of George Byth and Elspet Procter.

Ministry
He served in Walls and Sandness, Shetland.

Death
He died in 1901 in St Machar, Aberdeen. His wife died there in 1903.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jane Findlater Willox born on 17th February, 1862, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She married Captain Thomas Christie Henry in the 1st quarter of 1894 in Hackney, London, England. She died on 27th August, 1941, in Ilford, Essex, England.

(2) Catherine Robertson Willox born on 1st November, 1863, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She died there that same year.

(3) Margaret Jane Proctor Willox born on 23rd December, 1865, in Perth. She married Archibald Sinclair in 1887 in Walls, Shetland. She emigrated to the USA.

(4) Mary Ann Brown Willox born on 2nd July, 1868, in Whitburn, West Lothian.

(5) Alexander Cowie Willox born about 1871 in Aberdeen. He became a naturalized citizen of the USA on 24th July, 1895. He was last heard of by his family in the Klondyke, Canada.

(6) John Gall Willox born on 28th December, 1872, in Aberdeen. He married Ruth McMahon on 27th November, 1900, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He died on 22nd May, 1918, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, USA.

(7) Rachel Byth Willox born in 1876 in Aberdeen. She married James Scoon in 1901. She died on 4th December, 1957, in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England.

(8) Mary Ann Willox born about 1878 in Longridge, Linlithgow, West Lothian. She married Charles J. Paterson, auditor, on 28th June, 1905 in Kings, New York, USA. She died in 1930 in Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey, USA.

(9) Robert C. Willox born in 1878 in Walls, Shetland.

(10) Andrew Alan Willox born about 1880 in Walls, Shetland. He married Kathleen Ellen Schickerling. They lived in South Africa.

(11) George Martin Willox born on 29th July, 1881, in Walls, Shetland.

(12) Eleanor Catherine Willox born in 1884 in Walls, Shetland. She died on 5th April, 1936, in Kings, New York, USA.

(13) Allan James Willox born on 17th October, 1887, in Walls, Shetland. He married Rose Alice. He lived in Nassau County, New York, USA; and was a self-employed mechanic. He died on 5th November, 1942, in Westbury, Nassau, New York, USA.

Source
The London Gazette, 7 April, 1950


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WILSON, ALEXANDER

Born in the parish of Kilsyth, 1810. Studied at the University, Glasgow, teaching at the same time in different parish schools in Glasgow. Ordained, 1841, at Bridgeton, Glasgow. Married, 1842, Janet Paton. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1880. Was clerk of the Synod of Glasgow and Ayr from 1863. Died, 1891.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.403

He served in Glasgow – Bridgeton.

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


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WILSON, ALEXANDER STODDART, M.A., B.Sc.

Born at Glasgow, 1853. Studied at the University, Glasgow. He acted as interim Professor of Botany in Glasgow University; was lecturer in botany in Anderson’s College and West of Scotland Technical College, also in Queen Margaret’s College. Studied theology at the Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1881, at North Queensferry. Married, 1882, Elizabeth B. Somerville. The erection of the Forth Bridge causing a large influx of artisans and navvies, a hall was erected in the midst of the workmen’s huts. Here for seven years Mr. Wilson, with the assistance of a lay missionary, conducted Sunday services and week-day Gospel Temperance meetings, in addition to his ordinary congregational work. Mr. Wilson was a member of several scientific societies, and contributed to several scientific journals.


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FUFC, p.354

He served in North Queensferry, Fife.


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WILSON, DANIEL

Born at West Kilbride, 1821. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh, teaching part of the time in Free St. Mary’s School. Ordained at Bo’ness, 1855. Married, the same year, Margaret Arnott. Was clerk of the Free Presbytery of Linlithgow. Died, 1884.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 21st November, 1821, in West Kilbride, Ayrshire, the son of Daniel Wilson, carpenter, and Margaret Alexander Tyre.

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

Marriage
He married Margaret Arnot on 12th June, 1855, in Alloa, Clackmannanshire. She was born on 15th August and baptized on 15th September, 1830, in Dollar, Clackmannanshire, the daughter of Henry Arnot, surgeon, and Margaret Oliphant.

Ministry
He served in Borrowstounness and Carriden (Bo’ness), Stirlingshire.

Death
He died on 12th January, 1884, in Bo’ness, West Lothian. She died in 1909 in Liberton, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Daniel Wilson born on 5th May, 1856, in Bo’ness, West Lothian.

(2) Margaret Oliphant Wilson born on 13th November, 1857, in Bo’ness, West Lothian.

(3) Henry Arnot Wilson born on 3rd November 1859, in Bo’ness, West Lothian. He was a doctor. He died in 1913 in British Columbia, Canada.

(4) Georgina Dean Wilson born on 2nd February, 1864, in Bo’ness, West Lothian. She died on 5th June, 1843, and was buried in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, British Columbia, Block N, Plot: 51 E L.

(5) Jane Boyle Wilson born on 21st August, 1871, in Bo’ness, West Lothian.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Daniel Wilson.


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WILSON, DAVID

Born at Edinburgh, 1810. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Was missionary in the St. Leonard’s district of the city, laying the foundations of what afterwards became St. Paul’s congregation. Ordained, 1837, at Fullarton, Irvine. Married, 1842, Jane Denniston. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Was clerk of the Free Presbytery of Irvine. Died, 1881.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.38

He served in Irvine – Fullarton, Ayrshire.

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


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WILSON, GEORGE

Born at Edington Mains, Berwickshire, 1823. Studied at the University, Divinity Hall, and New College, Edinburgh; also at Berlin. Ordained at Glenluce, Wigtownshire, 1848. Married Mary Frances Dods. Became senior minister, 1894. Mr. Wilson wrote several papers on antiquarian subjects published in the Transactions of various societies. Died, 1899.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in 1823 at Edington Mains, Chirnside, Berwickshire.

Education
He was educated at the local parish school at Chirnside, and at Edinburgh High School and University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-46.

Marriage
He married Mary Frances Dods on 7th September, 1854, the marriage being registered in Old Luce, Wigtownshire, and in Edinburgh. She was the daughter of Marcus Dods, a Presbyterian minister and the sister of Marcus Dods, a Free Church minister.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Duns and Chirnside on 5th January, 1847. He was ordained at Glenluce, Wigtownshire, on 30th November, 1848.

Death
He retired to Edinburgh but later moved to St Boswells where he died on 18th February, 1899. He was buried in Foulden, Berwickshire, among his family. His wife died in 1892 in Glenluce, Wigtownshire.

Family
There is no clear evidence that they had issue.

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


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WILSON, GEORGE LITHGOW

Born in Lanarkshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Settled as ordained preacher at Campsie, 1898, and inducted as minister of the charge, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.358

He served in Campsie, Stirlingshire.


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WILSON, JAMES HOOD, D.D. (Edinburgh)

Born at Duns, 1829. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1854, minister of Fountainbridge Church, Edinburgh, which had been founded by Free St. George’s congregation. Transferred, 1864, [Vol. 2 – 1865] with most of his congregation, to Barclay Church. Married, 1869, his cousin, Margaret Chalmers Hood. For several years Dr. Wilson was convener of the Jewish Mission Committee; and also of the Home Mission Committee. He was Moderator of the General Assembly in 1895.

Publications.—The King’s Message. The Gospel and its Fruits. Our Father in Heaven.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.3

Background
He was born on 7th February and baptized on 6th March, 1829, in Duns, Berwickshire, the son of John Wilson, merchant, and Mary Hood of Bowshiel. His mother was a first cousin of Dr Thomas McCrie, the church historian whose mother was Mary Hood, presumably the sister of James Wilson’s maternal grand-father. James Hood Wilson was therefore a distant relative of the McCries who were Free Church ministers: Charles Greig McCrie, George McCrie and Thomas McCrie.

The Wilson family belonged to the Secession Church.

He was brought up by Jane Hood, a maiden aunt, being the twin sister of his mother.

Dr George Wilson, medical missionary in Safed, Palestine, and Rev. John Wilson of Trinidad, were both nephews of his.

Education
He entered Edinburgh University in 1843 and graduated M.A. in April, 1848. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1848-52. While a student he did mission work in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh; and, while waiting for licence, in Irvine, Ayrshire.

Marriage
He married Margaret Chalmers Hood in 1869 in Newington, Edinburgh. She was born about 1825 in Dunbar, East Lothian, the daughter of George Hood, labourer, and his wife Janet, teacher. Prior to her marriage she had been superintendent of a Boarding School for Ladies.

They are said to be cousins. It is all but certain that his mother and her father are siblings, both being children of George Hood and Grizell Weatherly of Cockburnspath, Berwickshire. Another daughter of this couple was Agnes Hood who married Alexander Innes. In 1851 James Hood Wilson was a nephew, staying with Agnes Innes in Edinburgh, when he was a divinity student.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 6th October, 1852. He was ordained in Edinburgh – Fountainbridge in July, 1854. He, with a large section of his congregation, moved to Edinburgh – Barclay, which was opened in December, 1864. He was very active in the Temperance movement.

Death
He died on 6th December, 1903, in Morningside, Edinburgh. His wife died in July, 1902, in Dirleton, East Lothian.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Source
Wells, James, The Life of James Hood Wilson, D.D., Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1904


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WILSON, JOHN, D.D. (Edinburgh), F.R.S.

Born at Lauder, 1804. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Having been accepted as an agent of the Scottish Missionary Society, he was ordained by the Presbytery of Lauder, 1828. Married, the same year, Margaret Bayne; and, 1846, Isabella Dennistoun. In 1835, along with other two missionaries of the Society, Dr. Wilson was received as a missionary of the Church of Scotland. He signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. In the advancement of education and the establishment of universities in India he took a deep interest and active part. At his death he was Vice-Chancellor, and also Dean and Syndic in Arts of the University of Bombay. He was President of the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. In 1868 a sum of R21,000 (£2100) was contributed to form the Wilson Memorial, the capital being devoted, according to his own suggestion, to the endowment of a Chair of Comparative Philology in the Bombay University. “His knowledge of Western India, in particular, with its endless complexity of tribes and dialects and customs, was perfectly marvellous. He became an authority superior to all others on any question connected with the native races. In the dark and trying times of the Mutiny Dr. Wilson was an invaluable counsellor to Government. Lord Elphinstone, who proved, under God, a ruler equal to the terrible emergency, often sought his sympathy and advice” (J. M. M.). In 1870 Dr. Wilson was Moderator of the General Assembly. Died, 1875.

Publications.—The Life of John Eliot, the Apostle of the Indians (issued anonymously in 1828 when a student). The Parsi Religion: as in the Zend-Avesta. The Evangelisation of India. The Caste System. The Lands of the Bible Visited. Darkness and Dawn in India. The Indian Military Revolt Viewed in its Religious Aspects, etc. Posthumous.— The Life of John Wilson, D.D., F.R.S., for Fifty Years Philanthropist and Scholar in the East. By George Smith, C.I.E., LL.D.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.711

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website:Wilson, John

For family connections, see the Bayne Tree.


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WILSON, JOHN, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Southwick, Kirkcudbrightshire, 1843. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Abernyte, Perthshire, 1873. Married, 1875, Christian Lydia Bain. Delicate health obliged Dr. Wilson to retire, 1886. He resided for several years at Montreux, and latterly at Lausanne.

Publications.—Enigma Vitae. How God has Spoken; or. Divine Revelation in Nature, in Man, in Hebrew History, and in Jesus Christ. Translation of The Teaching of Jesus, by Professor Hans Hinrich Wendt, D.D., Jena. Two volumes.


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Background
He was born on 3rd January, 1843, in Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire, the son of William Thomson and Mary Tait.

Marriage
He married Christian Lydia Bain on 21st July, 1875, in Coupar Angus, Perthshire. She was born on 22nd November, 1847, in Coupar Angus, Perthshire, the daughter of Thomas Bain and Elizabeth Christian Burns. For some ministerial connections, see the Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

Ministry
He served in Abernyte, Perthshire.

Death
He died on 9th December, 1912, in Mousquines, Lausanne, Switzerland. He is commemorated by an inscription on the family stone in Colvend cemetery.

Source
www.kirkyards.co.uk


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WILSON, JOHN SMITH, M.A.

Born at Duns, 1860. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Canonbie, 1885. Married, the following year, Helen Wilson. His health obliged him to resign, 1892, when he went to the British West India Islands.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.568


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WILSON, JOSEPH

Born at Newton-on-Ayr, 1807. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall, Original Secession Synod. Joined the Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1838. Ordained, 1841, at Dundee. Resigned, 1847. In 1848 [Vol. 2 says 1850.] he was admitted to the Free Church, and inducted at Abernyte. Died, 1873.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.574

FRPCS, p.33

He served in Abernyte, Perthshire.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Joseph Wilson.


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WILSON, ROBERT, M.A.

Born, 1805. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained for St. John’s, New Brunswick, 1832. Married, 1833, Mary E. Wilmot. Returned to Scotland, and settled at North Ronaldshay, 1846. Became senior minister, 1877. Died, 1894.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.612.

He served in Ronaldshay – North, Orkney.


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WILSON, ROBERT MACNAIR

Born at Glasgow, 1799. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Maryhill, Glasgow, 1826. Married, the same year, Mary Muir. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. For eighteen years Mr. Wilson was clerk of the Free Presbytery of Glasgow. Died, 1874.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.423

He served in Glasgow – Maryhill.

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


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WILSON, THOMAS

Born in the parish of Glassford, 1800. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Friockheim, 1837. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. For several years was clerk of the Free Presbytery of Arbroath. Became senior minister, 1871. Died, 1872.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.436

He served in Friockheim, Angus.

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


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WILSON, THOMAS

Born in Fife, 1854. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Beith, 1893. Translated to Pleasance, Edinburgh, 1896. Married Ann Kay.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.23

He served in Beith, Ayrshire; and Edinburgh – Pleasance.


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WILSON, THOMAS LOCKERBY

Born at Cadder, Lanarkshire, 1810. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. While a student he taught in Glasgow, and officiated as a probationer at Banff, Sanday, and Gamrie. Ordained, 1849, at Longside. Married, 1850, Euphemia M’Lean; and, 1868, Harriet G. Gatherer. Became senior minister, 1870. Died, 1894.


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Background
He was born about 1810 in Cadder, Lanarkshire. His father was a farmer. In his student days he was a teacher including in the schools of St James’ and Bridgegate, Glasgow.

Education
There is no evidence that he enrolled in New College, Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Euphemia McLean in August, 1850, the marriage being registered in Campsie, Stirlingshire, on the 10th and in Longside, Aberdeenshire, on the 14th. She was born about 1813 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.

(2) Harriet Gordon Gatherer on 23rd January, 1868, in Elgin, Moray. She was born on 16th May and baptized on 23rd June, 1840, in Elgin, Moray, the daughter of George Gatherer, writer, and Harriet MacLachlan.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1846 by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow. He was ordained in Longside, Aberdeenshire.

Death
He died in April, 1894, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. His first wife died in 1865 in Longside, Aberdeenshire. His second wife died in 1883 in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire.

Family
He had issue by his second wife including:

(1) Harriet Gatherer Wilson born on 17th March, 1869, in Longside, Aberdeenshire. She died in 1943 in Aberdeen.

(2) Thomas Wilson born on 29th May, 1870, in Longside, Aberdeenshire.

(3) George Gatherer Wilson born on 15th March, 1872, in Longside, Aberdeenshire. In 1911 he was awarded the Imperial Chinese Order of the Double Dragon for services rendered in the recent pneumonic plague. He was then Secretary and Treasurer of the Union Medical College, Peking, China. By 1920 he was an O.B.E. and a captain in the Labour Corps. He died in 1949 in Aberdeen.

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

London Gazette, 1911

Edinburgh Gazette, 1920


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WILSON, WILLIAM, D.D. (Edinburgh)

Born in the parish of Westruther, 1808. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. After receiving licence in 1833 he acted as parochial missionary in Gorbals, Glasgow; and for some years edited the Scottish Guardian. Under the jus devolutum the Presbytery of Arbroath, in compliance with a petition from the parishioners, ordained him minister of Carmyllie, 1837. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. After the Disruption Mr. Wilson found himself without church or manse in a district where site refusal was the order of the day, and could only secure a lodging seven miles distant from the sphere of his labours. Became minister of the Mariners’ Church, Dundee, 1848. Here he built up a large congregation for which a new church was erected, later known as St. Paul’s. He was clerk both of the Synod of Angus and Mearns, and of the Presbytery of Dundee. In 1866 Dr. Wilson was Moderator of the General Assembly, and in 1868 he became one of the principal clerks of that Court. In 1877 he was appointed joint-convener and secretary of the Sustentation Fund Committee, when he became minister emeritus, and removed to Edinburgh. From 1863 to 1873 Dr. Wilson was convener of the Home Mission Committee; he was also at different times convener of the Church and Manse Building Fund. Died, 1888.

Publications.—The Kingdom of Our Lord Jesus: Exposition. Free Church Principles (Chalmers Lectures). Memoirs of Robert S. Candlish, D.D. Scriptural Argument against Patronage. Christ’s Gift to the Church, and His Authority. Christ setting His Face towards Jerusalem: Expositions.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.433

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

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

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


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WILSON, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born 1828. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Monkton, Ayrshire, 1855. Married, 1856, Mary Shields; and, 1868, Jane Aitchison. Translated, 1864, to Musselburgh. Was clerk of the Free Presbytery of Dalkeith. Died, 1875.

Publications.—Heroines of the Household. Popular Preachers of the Ancient Church. Translated the works of Clement of Alexandria for Messrs. T. & T. Clark’s Ante-Nicene Library. The Heavenward Path; or, Progress and Perfection in the Life of Faith, being a series of discourses on Second Peter. Posthumous.—Until the Day Break, a volume of sermons.


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Background
He was born on 14th December, 1828, and baptized on 10th January, 1829, in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, the son of Francis Wilson, carpenter, and Dorothea Mitchell.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School and Aberdeen University. There is no evidence that he enrolled in New College, Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Mary Shield on 27th January, 1856, in Edinburgh. She was born about 1833 in Edinburgh.

(2) Jane Aitchison on 27th July, 1868, in Prestonpans, East Lothian. She was born on 9th April, 1829, in Musselburgh, Midlothian, the daughter of William Aitchison and Jane Allan.

Ministry
He served in Prestwick, Ayrshire; and Musselburgh, Midlothian.

Death
He died in 1875 in Musselburgh, Midlothian. His first wife died there in 1866. His second wife died on 1st April, 1902, in Grange, Edinburgh.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) Mary Shield Wilson born on 20th November, 1856, in Monkton, Ayrshire. She married James Gardner in 1888 in Newington, Edinburgh. She died in 1930 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(2) Frances Dorothea Wilson born on 19th January, 1858, in Monkton, Ayrshire.

(3) William Austin Mitchell Wilson born on 15th April, 1859, in Monkton, Ayrshire.

(4) George Wilson baptized on 1st September, 1860, in Monkton, Ayrshire.

(5) James Arran Wilson born on 17th July, 1862, in Monkton, Ayrshire.

(6) John Ferguson Wilson born on 24th October, 1863, in Monkton, Ayrshire.

(7) Elizabeth Wilson born on 5th January, 1865, in Inveresk with Musselburgh, Midlothian.

And by his second wife:

(8) Allan Aitchison Wilson born on 2nd August, 1870, in Inveresk with Musselburgh, Midlothian. He died on 21st January, 1929, in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(9) Alexander Clement Francis William Wilson born on 21st December, 1871, in Inveresk with Musselburgh, Midlothian. He died on 24th July 24, 1940, at 19, Belgrave Place, Edinburgh.

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


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WINGATE, WILLIAM

Born at Glasgow, 1808. Began life as a Glasgow merchant, but relinquished business in order to devote himself to mission work among the Jews. After preparatory studies in Glasgow and Edinburgh, he was appointed to Budapest, and ordained there by a specially constituted Presbytery in 1843, his ordination being afterwards recognised by the Free Church General Assembly. Married, the same year, a daughter of Dr. John Duncan, Edinburgh. Being driven out of Hungary in 1852, Mr. Wingate retired to London, where he laboured amongst the Jews for forty years. Died, 1899.

Publication.—The Close of the Times of the Gentiles.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.717


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WINTER, JAMES, M.A.

Born, 1862. Son of Dr. Winter, Dyke. Studied at the Universities, St. Andrews and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Bower, Caithness-shire, 1891. Died, as the result of an accident, 1892.


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Background
He was born on 18th March, 1862, in Dyke, Moray, the son of William Winter, the Free Church minister there, and Christina Henderson.

Education
He attended Forres Academy, Moray, and George Watson’s College, Edinburgh. He studied at St Andrews University, Fife, 1879-1880, and at Edinburgh University from where he graduated M.A. in 1884. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1883-87. In the summer of 1884 he worked as a student missioner at Kingscavil and Linlithgow, West Lothian.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Forres in June, 1887. He served at St Stephen’s, Edinburgh; Port William, Wigtownshire; South Monifieth, Angus; and for three years at St Mary’s, Edinburgh. He was ordained in Bower, Caithness, on 26th November, 1891.

Death
He was thrown from his horse while returning from preaching and was found dead the next morning in the road, a mile from his Manse. He died on 8th May, 1892, in Bower, Caithness, and was buried there.

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


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WINTER, WILLIAM, D.D.

Born at Mains, Forfarshire, 1832. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dyke, Morayshire, 1857. Married, the same year, Christina Henderson. Dr. Winter was clerk of the Synod of Moray and of the Presbytery of Forres.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.469

His son, James Winter, was a Free Church minister.

He served in Dyke, Moray.


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WINTER, WILLIAM

Born at Cortachy, Forfarshire, 1863. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kingarth, Bute, 1890. Married, 1891, Mary H. M. Rae.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.279

He served in Kilchattan Bay – Kingarth, South, Bute.


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WISELY, GEORGE, D.D.

Born at Aberdeen, 1826. Studied at Marischal College and Free Church College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Appointed to Malta, 1853, where he was ordained, 1854. Married, the same year, Jessie T. Miller. Became minister emeritus, 1896. In the early years of his ministry Dr. Wisely had interesting work among Oriental students who attended the Malta Protestant College—Copts, Abyssinians, Greeks, Armenians, and others. After some years he procured a site and secured the erection of a church and manse.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.527


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WISEMAN, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Fochabers, 1862. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Monifieth, 1890.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.391

He served in Monifieth, Angus.


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WISHART, ALEXANDER

Born at Aberdeen, 1839. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Forgue, Aberdeenshire, 1864. Married, 1865, Agnes Watt.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.447

He served in Forgue, Aberdeenshire.

His son, Walter Taylor Wishart, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.464.


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WISHART, ALEXANDER W.

Born at Forgue. Son of the foregoing. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Aboyne, 1899. Married, 1900, Euphemia Ogilvie. Alexander Watt Wishart


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.428

He served in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire.


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WOOD, JAMES JULIUS, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Jedburgh, 1800. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Newton-on-Ayr, 1827. Married, 1833, Christian Henderson. Translated, 1836, to Stirling; and, 1839, to New Greyfriars’, Edinburgh. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Shortly after the Disruption Dr. Wood’s health gave way, and he spent some years officiating at Malta, Madeira, and other foreign stations. In 1848 he was settled at Dumfries, St. George’s. In 1857 Dr. Wood was Moderator of the General Assembly. Became senior minister, 1875. Died.1877.

Publications. — Address on Quitting the Establishment. Letter to Greyfriars’ {Edinburgh} Free Church, 1843.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.35

His daughter Sophia Wood married David Norris Mackay, a Free Church minister.

He served in Edinburgh – Greyfriars’; and Dumfries— St. George’s.


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WOOD, WALTER, M.A.

Born at Dundee, 1812. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Westruther, 1838. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1845, to Elie. Married, the same year, Agnes Scott; and, 1877, Margaret G. Broadfoot. Died, 1882.

Publications.—Memoir of Walter Pringle, of Greenknowe. The East Neuk of Fife: Its History and Antiquities. The Last things: The Doctrine of the Resurrection. Will the Second Advent be Pre-millennial? The Free Church and the Patronage Act: Reply to Bishop Wordsworth’s Charges, 1865-66.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.166

For some family connections, see the Brown Tree.

He served in Westruther, Berwickshire; and Elie, Fife.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Walter Wood.


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WRIGHT, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Malta, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Musselburgh, 1876. Married, 1882, Marion Isabella Barron.

Publications.—The Presbyterian Church: Its Worship, Functions, and Ministerial Orders.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.58

He served in Musselburgh, Midlothian.


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WRIGHT, JOHN

Born in the parish of Kilmadock, 1809. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, Divinity Hall, Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall, Burgher Synod. Ordained at Alloa, 1830. Joined the Church of Scotland, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1875. Mr. Wright was the last Moderator of the Associate Burgher Synod; he was also last Moderator of the Synod of Perth and Stirling at the time of the Disruption. Died, 1893.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.508

FES, Vol.4, p.295

He served in Alloa – East, Clackmannanshire.

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

Article 1 — No Title; The Scotsman (1860-1920); Jan 10, 1893; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Scotsman (1817-1950); pg. 4


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WRIGHT, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Dollar, 1819. Studied at the Universities, St. Andrews and Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kinross, 1844. Married, 1852, Margaret Leishman.


Supplementary Information

John Kinross Wright

FUFC, p.351

He served in Kinross.


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WRIGHT, JOHN GRANT, LL.D.

Born, 1821. After three sessions at the New College, Edinburgh, he was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Kelso, 1846. Ordained at Morebattle, 1847. Married, 1850, Alice Henderson. Translated to Southampton, 1854, where he died.


Supplementary Information

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-46.

Marriage
He married Alice Henderson on 19th June, 1850, in Kelso, Roxburghshire. She was born about 1830 in England, the daughter of Andrew Henderson and Anne Browne, who married in Leeds in 1828. In 1841 she was living in Kelso with her mother, who has now married George Main, a baillie there. The marriage was conducted by “Dr Henderson, Glasgow.” Everything seems to indicate that this was Dr James Henderson, who became a Free Church minister, and that he was an uncle of Alice Henderson.

Ministry
He served in Morebattle, Roxburghshire.

Death
He died in the 1st quarter of 1880 in Southampton, Hampshire, England. His wife died in 1855 in Kelso, Roxburghshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Charlotte Anne Wright baptized on 24th August, 1851, in Kelso, Roxburghshire. She married William Gilbert Dickinson, surgeon, London, England, in September, 1878, in Kelso, Roxburghshire. She died in the 1st quarter of 1909 in Wandsworth, London, England.

(2) Mary Louisa Wright baptized on 18th April, 1853, in Kelso, Roxburghshire.

(3) John Henderson Wright baptized on 24th January, 1855, in Kelso, Roxburghshire. He married Nellie Alice Charlotte Hamilton Reddie in 1878 in Colinton, Edinburgh. He was a doctor, for a time practising in Kelso, Roxburghshire

Sources
www.curiousfox.com

antill.org.uk


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WRIGHT, JOHN WALLACE, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1809. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Halls, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ordained, 1839, at St. John’s, Haddington. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, the same year, Hangup Murray Whitehead. Died, 1872.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.374

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

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


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WRIGHT, ROBERT

Born at Amisfield, Dumfries-shire, 1838. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dalbeattie, 1866. Married, 1869, Janet Crichton. Died, 1879.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 28th April and baptized on 13th May, 1836, in Amisfield, Tinwald, Dumfries-shire. The son of Johnstone Wright, shoemaker, and Marion Glover.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1860-64.

Marriage
He married Janet Crichton on 29th June, 1869, in Tinwald, Dumfries-shire. She was born on 16th and baptized on 27th July, 1838, in Tinwald, Dumfries-shire, the daughter of David Crichton, farmer, and Elizabeth Henry.

Marriage
He served in Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Death
He died in 1879 in Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire. His wife probably died in 1919 in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire.

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


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WRIGHT, THOMAS

Born at Edinburgh, 1809. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Rhynie, Presbytery of Strathbogie, 1842. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1843, to Swinton. Became senior minister, 1870. Died, 1882.


Supplementary Information

Background
In 1841 he was in Edinburgh with Robert and John Wright, presumably his brothers. This makes it likely that he was baptized on 6th December, 1809, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the son of Robert Wright and Mary Finnie. This couple had also a Robert and a John of the appropriate age.

Marriage
He married Georgina Charlotte Gunn in 1863 in St Andrew, Edinburgh. She was born on 4th October, 1830, in Latheron, Caithness, the daughter of John Gunn, farmer, and his wife Margaret.

Death
He died on 3rd December, 1882, in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire. It is probable that his wife died in the 3rd quarter of 1916 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

Ministry
He served in Rhynie, Aberdeenshire; and Swinton, Berwickshire.

Sources
He is not mentioned in FES.

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


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Text of Ewing’s Annals

WYLIE, JAMES AITKEN, LL.D.

Born at Kirriemuir, 1808. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and St. Andrews, and Divinity Hall, Original Secession Church. Ordained at Dollar as Secession minister, 1831. In 1846 Dr. Wylie resigned his charge in order to remove to Edinburgh and be associated with Hugh Miller in the editorship of the Witness. In 1852 he was admitted by the Presbytery of Edinburgh as a minister of the Free Church without a charge. From 1853 to 1860 Dr. Wylie edited the Free Church Record, and in the latter year he was appointed lecturer in connection with the Protestant Institute. Died, 1890.

Publications: – Modern Judea compared with Ancient Prophecy. Scenes from the Bible. Ruins of Bible Lands. The Seventh Vial. The Papacy (prize essay). Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber. The History of Protestantism, (three volumes). History of the Scottish Nation (two volumes: unfinished). History of the Waldenses. Daybreak in Spain. Rise and Progress of Jesuitism. The Story of the Covenant and Covenanters, etc.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.565

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Text of Ewing’s Annals

WYLLIE, JOHN

Born at Pollokshaws, 1841. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained, 1868, at Dundee. Married, 1871, Marion Pettigrew. Mr. Wyllie joined the Free Church at the union of 1876. Died, 1893.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.33 – John Wylie.

He served in Dundee – Martyrs’.

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


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