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BADENOCH, ALEXANDER
BAIKIE, JAMES
BAILLIE, DAVID
BAILLIE, JOHN, Fogo
BAILLIE, JOHN, Moy
BAIN, ALEXANDER
BAIN, GEORGE
BAIN, JAMES
BAIN, JAMES ALEXANDER
BAIN, JAMES ALEXANDER KERR
BAIN, JOHN, Logiepert
BAIN, JOHN, Forth
BAIN, THOMAS
BAIRD, ALEXANDER
BAIRD, ANDREW
BAIRD, DAVID WILSON
BAIRD, JOHN
BALFOUR, ALEXANDER
BALFOUR, JOHN, Culross
BALFOUR, JOHN NAISMITH
BALFOUR, PETER GUILLEAUME
BALFOUR, ROBERT GORDON
BALFOUR, WILLIAM
BALLANTINE, ROBERT
BALLINGALL, JOHN H.
BANNATYNE, ALEXANDER
BANNATYNE, ALEXANDER MACKINLAY
BANNATYNE, ARCHIBALD
BANNATYNE, COLIN ARCHIBALD
BANNATYNE, NINIAN
BANNERMAN, DAVID DOUGLAS
BANNERMAN, JAMES, Ormiston
BANNERMAN, JAMES, Inverkip
BARBOUR, ROBERT WILLIAM
BARCLAY, CHARLES WILLIAM
BARCLAY, MATTHEW
BARCLAY, WILLIAM
BARKWAY, ALEXANDER BANNERMAN
BARLES, JAMES
BARNETSON, DAVID
BARR, ALEXANDER
BARR, JAMES
BARRETT, ISAAC
BARROWMAN, WILLIAM
BARRY, FRANCIS RENTON
BARRY, JOHN COOPER
BAXTER, GEORGE CHALMERS
BAXTER, JOHN
BEATON, ARCHIBALD
BEATTIE, DAVID ALEXANDER
BEATTIE, JAMES
BEATTIE, JAMES Jr
BEATTIE, WILLIAM
BEATTIE, WILLIAM DAVID
BEAUMONT, JOHN SMITH
BEGG, JAMES
BEITH, ALEXANDER
BELL, ARCHIBALD
BELL, BENJAMIN
BELL, CHARLES
BELL, HENRY WILLIAM
BELL, THOMAS B.
BELL, WILLIAM
BELL, WILLIAM FREDERICK
BENNIE, JOHN
BERRY, DAVID
BERRY, JOHN
BERRY, JOHN PHILIP
BETHUNE, JOHN
BEVERIDGE, WILLIAM
BINNIE, WILLIAM, Mauchline
BINNIE WILLIAM, Stirling
BIRKETT, ROBERT
BIRKMYRE, ARCHIBALD B.
BISHOP, ALEXANDER SHAW ADAMSON
BISSET, ALEXANDER, Rhynie
BISSET, ALEXANDER, Constantinople
BISSET, DAVID
BISSET, EWAN
BLACK, ALEXANDER
BLACK, ARCHIBALD
BLACK, DAVID, Gartmore
BLACK, DAVID, Penpont
BLACK, DUNCAN MACLEAN
BLACK, HUGH
BLACK, JAMES
BLACK, JOHN JAMES
BLACK, ROBERT
BLACK, WILLIAM
BLACKLOCK, JOHN
BLACKWOOD, ROBERT
BLACKWOOD, THOMAS
BLADES, CHARLES
BLADES, JOHN
BLAIKIE, WILLIAM GARDEN
BLAIR, SAMUEL CRAWFORD
BLAKE, ALEXANDER
BLAKE, BUCHANAN
BLAKE, JOHN CHALMERS
BLYTH, ADAM
BLYTH, ROBERT BRITTAIN
BOGLE, ANDREW
BOGLE, ANDREW NISBET
BONAR, ANDREW ALEXANDER
BONAR, HORATIUS
BONAR, HORATIUS NINIAN
BONAR, JOHN
BONAR, JOHN JAMES
BONELLIE, ROBERT
BOOTH, GEORGE
BORROWMAN, PATRICK
BOWIE, FREDERICK GATHERER
BOWIE, JAMES
BOWIE, JOHN SHARP
BOYD, ARNOLD
BOYD, DAVID
BOYD, DUGALD CAMERON
BOYD, JAMES
BOYD, JOHN SLOAN
BOYD, ROBERT MASSON
BOYD, ROBERT S.
BRAID, WILLIAM
BRAIDWOOD, JOHN
BRANDER, WILLIAM GORDON
BRECHIN, JOHN
BREMNER, HENRY
BREMNER, ROBERT
BREWSTER, JAMES
BRIMS, DONALD
BRODIE JAMES, Monimail
BRODIE, JAMES, Ormiston
BRODIE, NEIL
BROOM, WILLIAM
BROUN, HUGH MCBRYDE
BROWN, ALEXANDER, Ruthwell
BROWN, ALEXANDER, Glasgow
BROWN, ALEXANDER, Madeira
BROWN, ALEXANDER BAIRD
BROWN, ALEXANDER WATSON
BROWN, ANDREW, Wanlockhead
BROWN, ANDREW, Blackridge
BROWN ANDREW MORRISON
BROWN, ANGUS
BROWN, CHARLES JOHN
BROWN, DAVID, Roslin
BROWN, DAVID, Ord
BROWN DAVID, South Africa
BROWN, DUNCAN
BROWN, EDWARD
BROWN, GEORGE, Castle Douglas
BROWN, GEORGE, Cruden
BROWN, GEORGE, Pau
BROWN, GILBERT
BROWN, JAMES
BROWN, JAMES BEITH
BROWN, JAMES WOOD
BROWN, JOHN, Gartmore
BROWN, JOHN, Aberdour
BROWN, MATTHEW
BROWN, PETER
BROWN, ROBERT JAMES
BROWN, ROBERT LUNDIN
BROWN, THOMAS, Tongland
BROWN, THOMAS, Kinneff
BROWN, THOMAS, Stoneykirk
BROWN, THOMAS, Alva
BROWN, WILLIAM, Cray
BROWN, WILLIAM, Rayne
BROWN, WILLIAM ELMSLIE
BROWN, WILLIAM ELMSLIE WILKIE
BROWNLIE, JOHN
BRUCE, ALEXANDER BALMAIN
BRUCE, DAVID
BRUCE, JOHN, Guthrie
BRUCE, JOHN, Natal
BRUCE, JOHN R.
BRUCE, THOMAS
BRUCE, WILLIAM
BRUNTON, DAVID
BRYCE, JAMES
BRYDIE, ANDREW
BRYDON, JOHN THOMAS
BRYDON, ROBERT
BUCHAN, JOHN
BUCHAN, WILLIAM
BUCHANAN, GILBERT
BUCHANAN, JAMES
BUCHANAN, JOHN
BUCHANAN, NEIL
BUCHANAN, ROBERT
BURLEIGH, JOHN
BURN, DAVID
BURNET, JAMES
BURNET, WILLIAM
BURNETT, GEORGE
BURNETT, JOHN
BURNS, GEORGE
BURNS, ISLAY
BURNS, JAMES CHALMERS
BURNS, JAMES DRUMMOND
BURNS, ROBERT
BURNS, THOMAS
BURNS, WILLIAM HAMILTON
BURNSIDE, ALEXANDER ISDALE
BURNSIDE, THOMAS
BUSCARLET, AMALRIC FREDERIC


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BADENOCH, ALEXANDER, M.A

Born at Aberdeen, 1862. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire, 1887. Translated to Abbey Church, Dunfermline, 1890. Married, 1888, Margaret Morgan; and, 1892, Emma Walker.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.347

He served in Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire; and Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife.


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BAIKIE, JAMES, F.R.A.S.

Born at Lasswade, 1866. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ancrum, Roxburghshire, 1892.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.40

He served in Ancrum, Roxburghshire.


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BAILLIE, DAVID, M.A.

Born, 1867. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Beith, 1897.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.177

He served in Beith, Ayrshire.


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BAILLIE, JOHN, D.D.

Born, 1816. Ordained at Fogo, Berwickshire, 1841. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Linlithgow, October 1843. Retired, 1853, and subsequently joined the Church of England.

Publications.—Life of Rev. W. H. Hewitson, the Missionary of Kilmany. Life of Adelaide Ann Newton, etc.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.17

He served in Linlithgow, West Lothian.


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BAILLIE, JOHN

Born at Beauly, Inverness-shire, 1829. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Moy, Inverness-shire, 1862. Translated to Gairloch, 1875. Married, 1885, Annie Macpherson. Died, 1891.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 15th May, 1829, in Kilmorack, Inverness-shire, the son of Peter Baillie, farmer, and Christian Fraser. He was brought up in Inverness.

Education
He studied at the University of Edinburgh and the Free Church College, Glasgow. During this time he also worked in Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll; Free Hope Street, Glasgow; and Kilmartin, Argyll.

Marriage
He married Annie MacPherson at the Waverley Hotel, Princes Street, Edinburgh, in 1885 (Registration: 1885 685/2 106 St Andrew (Edinburgh)). She was then living at Strath village, Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty. She was born about 1846, the daughter of Donald MacPherson, shipmaster, and Catherine Macintyre.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow in the summer of 1861. He was ordained in Moy, Inverness-shire, in 1862. In 1871, he declined a call from Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty. He was translated to Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty, in 1875.

Death
He died on 31st May, 1891, in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, while visiting a nephew there for the sake of his health. His wife died in 1932 in Milton, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Baillie born on 26th March, 1886, in Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty. He studied at Edinburgh University, and in Jena and Marburg, Germany. He taught in Canada and the United States. He married Florence Jewel Fowler in 1919 in Warwick, England. He became a Church of Scotland minister and professor in Edinburgh University for 20 years. He was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1943. He died on 29th September, 1960, in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(2) Donald MacPherson Baillie, born in 1887 in Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty. He studied in Edinburgh University and in Marburg, Germany. He was a minister of the United Free Church (FUFC, p.370) and of the Church of Scotland, becoming Professor in St Mary’s College in the University of St Andrews, Fife. He was a well known author and theologian. He died in 1954 in Dundee.

(3) Peter Baillie born in 1889 in Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty. He graduated M.B., Ch.B. from Edinburgh University in 1912 and was briefly senior house surgeon at Mildmay Mission Hospital, London. In January 1914 he left Britain for Jalna, India, as a missionary of the United Free Church of Scotland. He died on 16th May, 1914, drowned while bathing at Mahableshwar in Western India.

Sources
Wikipedia John_Baillie

Wikipedia Donald_ Baillie

Baillie.lib.ed.ac.uk

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


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BAIN, ALEXANDER

Born at Contin, Ross-shire, 1855. Studied at Aberdeen University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Blair-Atholl, 1882. Married, in 1884, Isabella Sinclair; and, in 1891, Alice Brown. Translated to Campbeltown, 1892.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.461

He served in Blair Atholl and Struan, Perthshire; and Lorne Street, Campbeltown, Argyll.


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BAIN, GEORGE

Born, 1809. Ordained at Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire, 1850. Married, 1853, Christina Lumsden. Retired, 1885. Died, 1893.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 9th January, 1808, in Cromarty, Ross and Cromarty, the son of George Bain, Cartwright, and Elizabeth Mackenzie.

Marriage
He married Christina Lumsden. She was born about 1814 in Edinburgh. She was the daughter of Hugh Lumsden, Sheriff of Sutherland, and Frances Brebner.

Ministry
He was ordained in Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire, on 23rd August, 1850. On 10th December, 1885, James Burnet was elected as his colleague and successor and on 4th March, 1886, he was ordained there in that capacity. He retired to Edinburgh, residing at 19 Morningside Park, Edinburgh.

Death
He died on 21st December, 1893, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. His wife died at their home, 19 Morningside Park, Edinburgh, on 11th December, 1891 (Registration: 1891 685/5 1235 Newington).

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

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


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BAIN, JAMES

Born near Helensburgh, 1796. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall of Relief Church. Became a teacher in his native town, and was made Provost of the Burgh. Thereafter he became a licentiate, first of the Church of Scotland and then of the Free Church. Ordained, 1846, at Delting. Married, 1854, Mary Russell Garioch. Became senior minister, 1874. Died, 1879.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 4th May, and baptized on 6th May, 1796, in Row, Dunbartonshire, the son of James Bain(e), farmer, and Marjorie McAuslan(e).

Education
He was educated locally and then attended the University of Glasgow and the Divinity Hall of the Relief Church. However, he did not complete his studies at that time but because of some doctrinal difficulties withdrew to Helensburgh where he became a teacher. He also served as Provost of Helensburgh. After a time his doctrinal difficulties were resolved and he completed his studies.

Marriage
He married Mary Russell Garioch on 31st August, 1854, the marriage being recorded both in Old Machar, Aberdeen, and in Delting, Shetland. For some ministerial connections, see the Cumming Turing Tree.

Ministry
He was licensed, prior to the Disruption, by the Presbytery of Dumbarton. “James Bain, Helensburgh, Dunbarton” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in Delting, Shetland. In 1874, John David Rogers was ordained there as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died at his home, 55 West Cumberland Street, Glasgow, on 9th January, 1879 (Registration: 1879 644/9 33 Kelvin). His wife died in 1898 in St Machar, Aberdeen.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Alexander Bain born on 3rd May, 1858, in Lerwick, Shetland. He became a Free Church minister.

(2) Marjory Helen Bain born in 1858 in Delting, Shetland. She married Valens Congrave Tonnochy in 1885 in Kelvin, Glasgow. [This man’s name is variously spelt – thus it is in the marriage record.] She died on 21st April, 1939, in Kensington, London, England.

(3) Richard William Kidston Bain born on 15th September, 1860, in Delting, Shetland. He graduated M.A. from Glasgow University in 1880. He was an advocate. He died on 10th October, 1940, in Aberdeen.

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


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BAIN, JAMES ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born in the Free Church Manse, Delting, 1858. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1883, missionary to Livingstonia. There single-handed he conducted a mission. Conflict with slave traders broke up his station, and he died from exposure, 1889.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 3rd May 1858, in Lerwick, Shetland, the son of James Bain, minister, and Mary Russell Garioch. For some ministerial connections, see the Cumming Turing Tree.

Education
He was educated at the Gymnasium, Old Aberdeen, and at Glasgow University, where he graduated M.A. in 1881. He studied at the Free Church College Glasgow.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow on 16th May, 1883. He was ordained as a missionary to Nyasaland, Central Africa, in 1883.

Death
He died on 16th May, 1889, at Bandawe, Lake Nyasa.

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


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BAIN, JAMES ALEXANDER KERR, D.D.

Born at Montrose 1837. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1873, by the Presbytery of Edinburgh as minister of Presbyterian Church at Rangoon. Retired, 1878. Inducted at Livingston, Mid-Calder, 1879.

Publications.—The People of the Pilgrimage. For Heart and Life,etc.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.38

He served in Livingston, West Lothian.


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BAIN, JOHN

Born at Fortrose, Ross-shire, 1814. Studied at Aberdeen University. Ordained at Logiepert, Forfarshire, 1845. Married, 1846, Agnes Carnegie. Died, 1876.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 17th May, 1814, in Fortrose, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Thomas Bain, licentiate and rector of Fortrose Academy, and Christian Bonniman. For some ministerial connections, see the Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

Education
He attended Fortrose Academy and enrolled in Aberdeen University, 1829-31 and 1834.

Marriage
He married Agnes Carnegie in June, 1846, the marriage being recorded in Montrose, Angus, on the 7th and on the 10th in Logie Pert, Angus. She was born on 12th December, 1816, and baptized on 2nd January, 1817, in Logie Pert, Angus, the daughter of David Carnegie of Craigo and Isabella Agnes MacPherson. Shewas an active member of the Free Church in her own right and her passing was marked by an obituary in The Free Church Monthly.

Ministry
He served in Logiepert, Angus.

Death
He died in 1876 in Montrose, Angus. His wife then moved to Edinburgh and resided there in Napier Road. She died on 6th May, 1883, in Grange, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no sign that they had issue.

Source
See Notices in Obituaries section of this web-site: John Bain; and Agnes Bain.


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BAIN, JOHN

Born at Weydale, Thurso, 1843. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Forth and Wilsontown, 1870. Married, 1871, Janet Paul.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.200

His daughter, Jessie Helen Paul Bain, married Colin Archibald Mackenzie, a son of Colin Archibald Mackenzie, a Free Church minister.

He served in Forth and Wilsontown, Lanarkshire.


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BAIN, THOMAS, M.A.

Born at Fortrose, 1815. Studied at Aberdeen University. Ordained at Mortlach, Banffshire, 1842. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Coupar-Angus, 1843. Married, 1844, Elizabeth Christine Burns, sister of William C. Burns of China. Became senior minister, 1883. Mr. Bain was clerk of the Meigle Presbytery for nearly forty years. Died, 1884.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 6th and baptized on 22nd November, 1815, in Fortrose, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Thomas Bain, rector of Fortrose Academy, and Christian Bonniman. For some ministerial connections, see the Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

Education
He studied in Aberdeen University 1829-33 and graduated M.A.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Christian Burns. She was born on 15th September, 1822, in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, the daughter of William Hamilton Burns and Elizabeth Chalmers. See under her father for extensive ministerial connections.

Ministry
He served in Mortlach, Banffshire; and Coupar-Angus, Perthshire. He received a call from Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, but remained in Coupar Angus. By 1881 he was receiving the help of an assistant – Alexander Murray Scott, his assistant, was called from Coupar Angus in that year. By 1883 arrangements for him to have a colleague and successor were in place, but the Presbytery of Meigle refused to moderate in a call to Robert Scobie for lack of harmony in the congregation.

Death
He died on 8th March, 1884, in Newington, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Elizabeth Chalmers Bain born on 5th November, 1845, in Coupar Angus, Perthshire.

(2) Christian Lydia Bain born on 22nd November, 1847, in Coupar Angus, Perthshire. She married John Wilson, a Free Church minister.

(3) Agnes Carnegie Bain born on 6th April, 1849, in Coupar Angus, Perthshire.

(4) William Hamilton Bain baptized on 3rd July, 1853, in Coupar Angus, Perthshire.

(5) Margaret Georgina Bain born on 3rd September, 1855, in Coupar Angus, Perthshire. She married Ernest Mabille. He was the son of Adolphe Mabille, a missionary of the Société de Missions Évangélique de Paris, and was born in Lesotho. He and his wife were also missionaries of that Society.

(6) John Thomas Bain born on 23rd September, 1858, in Coupar Angus, Perthshire.

(7) Charles Stewart Bain born on 30th May, 1860, in Coupar Angus, Perthshire.

(8) Catharine Jane Charlotte Bain born on 25th September, 1862, in Coupar Angus, Perthshire.

Sources
Catalogue

Adolphe Mabille, in Concise Dictionary of the Christian World Mission, ed. by Neill, Anderson and Goodwin, Lutterworth, London, 1970.

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


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BAIRD, ALEXANDER

Born at Darvel, Ayrshire, 1839. Studied at Glasgow University and Reformed Presbyterian Hall. Ordained at Reformed Presbyterian Church, Port-Glasgow, 1869. Married, 1870, Agnes Miller. Joined the Free Church at the Union, 1876.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.162

FRPCS, p.1

He served in Newark, Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire.


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BAIRD, ANDREW

Born at Eccles, Berwickshire, 1800. Son of Rev. James Baird, minister of the parish. Studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained at Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, 1831. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. For a year Mr. Baird lived at a distance of eight miles from his church owing to the refusal of suitable sites. When he got a dwelling in the neighbourhood, it consisted of two rooms—a but and a ben, and a garret above. When Dr. Guthrie spent a winter night with Mr. Baird, his bedroom was a closet without a fire and with damp walls, and his host’s was the garret, reached by a trap stair, which also served for study. A few inches above were the slates of the roof without any covering, and as white with hoar frost within as they were white with snow without. Mr. Baird’s health broke down under these privations. Died, 1845.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.405

He served in Cockburnspath, Berwickshire.


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BAIRD, DAVID WILSON

Born at Port-Glasgow, 1871. Son of Rev. Alexander Baird. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Wolflee, Teviotdale, 1898.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.85

He served in Wolflee, Roxburghshire.


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BAIRD, JOHN

Born at Edinburgh, 1849. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Rafford, Morayshire, 1876. Translated to Mount Park, Greenock, 1881. Resigned, 1882. Married, 1883, Elizabeth Louisa Llewellyn.


Supplementary Information

He was born about 1849 in Edinburgh, the son of Alexander Baird, tea merchant, and Margaret Imrie.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Louisa Llewellyn on 6th February, 1883, in Westbury-on-Trym, Gloucestershire, England. She was born in the 3rd quarter of 1844 in Keynsham, Gloucestershire, England, the daughter of John Llewellyn and his wife Elizabeth Emett.

Ministry
He was licensed on 19th May, 1874. He was ordained in Rafford, Moray, in January, 1876. He was translated to Mount Park, Greenock, Renfrewshire, on 3rd October, 1881. He resigned his charge on 13th November, 1882, and thereafter lived at 3 Granby Road, Edinburgh.

Other
He was known thereafter for his work in connection with the Aged Christian Friend Society of Scotland, having been connected with the Society since its inception. He was Chairman of its directors. He was also Chairman of the Dominion of Canada Mortgage Co. (Ltd.)and the Scottish Manitoba Co. (Ltd.)

Death
He died on 27th December, 1934, at his home, 3 Granby Road, Edinburgh (Registration: 1934 685/6 696 Newington). His wife died in 1929 in Grange Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Dora Balfour Llewelyn Baird born in 1884 in Newington, Edinburgh. She married Frederick Jackson Camm in 1919 in St Giles, Edinburgh. He was a barrister and was awarded the Military Cross (with bar) for his service during World War I. He was a famous chess player. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1965 in Kensington, London, England.

Sources
The Scotsman, 28th December, 1934

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BALFOUR, ALEXANDER

Born at Dunfermline, 1799. Studied at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Appointed, 1830, preacher at West Wemyss. Ordained by Presbytery of Kirkcaldy, 1843, to labour in Presbytery of Turriff. Translated, 1845, to Forglen, Banffshire. Died, 1872.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 29th December, 1799, in Dunfermline, Fife, the son of Alexander Balfour and Janet Brown.

Education
His initial schooling was in his native parish. Thereafter he studied in Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities.

Ministry
He was a teacher in Lasswade, Midlothian, and in Dollar Academy, Clackmannanshire. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Kinross. He worked in West Wemyss, Fife, as a probationer until the Disruption. Shortly thereafter he moved to the North and was settled in Forglen, Banffshire, on 20th March, 1845.

Death
He died in 1872 in Forglen, Banffshire.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.

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


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BALFOUR, JOHN

Born at Torryburn, Fife, 1769. Son of Rev. David Balfour, parish minister. Ordained to second charge of Culross, 1816. Married, 1842, Barbara Scotland Gray. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1845. [Vol. 2 says he left the district immediately after Disruption.]


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.20

He served in Culross, Fife.


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BALFOUR, JOHN NAISMITH

Born at Edinburgh. Son of Rev. Dr. R. G. Balfour. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dallas, Morayshire, 1896. Married, 1898, Agnes Beattie Wilson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.43

He served in Dallas, Moray.

For further connections, see the Balfour Tree.


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BALFOUR, PETER GUILLEAUME, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1863. Son of Rev. Dr. William Balfour. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Larbert, 1891. Died, 1895.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was the son of William Balfour, a Free Church minister and was born on 26th January, 1863, in the Holyrood Free Church Manse, Edinburgh.

Education
He attended George Watson’s College, Edinburgh. In 1878 he entered Edinburgh University and graduated M.A. in 1882. He was enrolled in the New College, Edinburgh, 1882-86.

Ministry
He spent a year as assistant in Malta and subsequently was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh in June, 1887. He was assistant at Annan, Dumfries-shire, and at Larbert, Stirlingshire, and was there ordained on 24th September, 1891, as colleague and successor to Finlay McPherson, who died in 1893.

Death
He died of typhoid fever on 5th October, 1895, in Larbert, Stirlingshire, and was buried in Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh. “It proved the death-blow of his venerable father.”

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Peter G. Balfour.


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BALFOUR, ROBERT GORDON, D.D.

Born at Edinburgh, 1826. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at East Kilbride, 1852. Married, 1854, Margaret E. Naismith. Translated, 1858, to Rothesay Free Parish; 1866, to the New North, Edinburgh. Dr. Balfour was convener of more than one of the Church’s committees. He also had a wide knowledge of Church history and of Church law.

Publications.—Infant Baptism a Divine Institution. Presbyterianism in the Colonies, with special reference to the Principles and Influence of the Free Church of Scotland (Chalmers Lectures). Central Truths and Side Issues.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.21

He served in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire; Free Parish, Rothesay, Bute; and New North, Edinburgh.

For further connections, see the Balfour Tree.


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BALFOUR, WILLIAM, D.D.

Born at Edinburgh, 1821. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained to Holyrood Territorial Free Church Mission, Edinburgh, 1849. Married, 1858, Clementina Guilleaume; and, 1870, Barbara Hewat or Rattray. Dr. Balfour took an active part in the ecclesiastical controversies of his day, and was “Constitutional” in his sympathies. Died, 1895.

Publication.—The Establishment Principle Defended.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 30th October, 1821, in a house on St John’s Hill, Edinburgh – a house in which he lived all his days. He was the son of Andrew Balfour and Magdalene Goldie. This Andrew Balfour had been a surgeon in the 57th Regiment of Foot, but at this stage was a printer.

Education
He attended Edinburgh High School. He studied at Edinburgh University; and enrolled in the New College, Edinburgh, 1843-47. He was awarded a D.D. degree by Edinburgh University in 1892.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Clementine Guilleaume on 9th February, 1858, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She was born on 20th February, 1832, in Montrose, Angus, the daughter of P. Guilleaume and Helen Taylor.

(2) Barbara Hewat on 5th April, 1870, in Duddingston, Midlothian. She was baptized on 3rd April, 1831, in Duddingston, Midlothian, the daughter of James Hewat, grocer, and Jane Davidson. She married, as her first husband, John Rattray, on 6th October, 1852, in Duddingston, Midlothian.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh in 1848. He founded the Holyrood, Edinburgh Church in which he was ordained in 1849.

Death
William Balfour died on 6th November, 1895, and his death was registered in Canongate, Edinburgh. Clementina Guilleaume or Balfour died in 1863 in Canongate, Edinburgh. Barbara Rattray or Hewat or Balfour died in 1888 in Canongate, Edinburgh.

Family
He had issue by his first wife including:

(1) Helen Taylor Balfour born on 17th November, 1858, in Canongate, Edinburgh She died in 1945 in Haymarket, Edinburgh.

(2) Andrew Balfour born on 17th January, 1861, in Canongate, Edinburgh.

(3) Peter Guilleaume Balfour born on 20th January, 1863, in Canongate, Edinburgh. He became a Free Church minister.

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


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BALLANTINE, ROBERT, M.A.

Born in Perthshire, 1854. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Peebles, 1880. Married, 1882, Rachel Tod.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.91

He served in Peebles.


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BALLINGALL, JOHN H.

Born at Ayr, 1814. Son of the rector of the Academy. Studied at the Universities of St. Andrews and Edinburgh. Ordained at Kinghorn, Fife, 1846. Married, 1876, Sarah Urquhart. Died, 1879.


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John Heriot Balingall

Background
He was born on 15th and baptised on 20th September, 1814, in Ayr, the son of David Balingall, rector Ayr Academy, and Janet Heriot.

Education
He attended Ayr Academy and matriculated in 1830 in Glasgow University. He enrolled in St Andrews University, Fife, 1836-39 and 1840-42.

Marriage
He married Sarah Urquhart in 1876 in St George, Edinburgh. She was baptized on 7th June, 1846, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the daughter of James Urquhart, city missionary, and Sarah Cumming.

Ministry
“J.H. Ballingal, Markinch, Fife” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was called to Kinghorn, Fife, on 11th September, 1845, and ordained there on 3rd January, 1846.

Death
He died at 8 Mary’s Place, Edinburgh, the home of his mother-in-law, on 1st October, 1879.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: J. H. Ballingall.


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BANNATYNE, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Largs, 1844. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Inverness, West, 1869. Translated to Paisley, South, 1871; Manchester, Longsight, 1878; Lochgilphead, Martyrs’, 1888. Married, the same year, Rachel Kerr.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.285

He served in West, Inverness; South, Paisley, Renfrewshire; and Martyrs’, Lochgilphead, Argyll.


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BANNATYNE, ALEXANDER MACKINLAY

Born at North Leith, 1817. Studied at the Universities of Edinburgh and St. Andrews, and the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Warrenford, Northumberland, 1850. Married, 1857, Ann Jamieson. Translated to Union Free Church, Aberdeen, 1858. Retired, 1890, to Rothesay, where he ministered to a congregation of his own gathering. Died, 1899.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 16th November, 1817, in South Leith, Midlothian, the son of Robert Bannatyne, fishery inspector, and Janet McKinlay. [Note: his obituary says he was born on 16th October, 1817.] His father was an elder in St John’s, Leith, and joined the Free Church at the Disruption. He entered business before prosecuting his studies.

His nephew was Robert Bannatyne Finlay, Q.C., M.P., Solicitor General for England.

For some family connections, see the Bannatyne Tree.

Education
He enrolled in St Andrews University, Fife, 1842-43 and in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-47.

Marriage
He married Ann Jamieson on 28th October, 1857, in Govan, Glasgow. She was born (or baptised) on 22nd January, 1823, the daughter of Neil Jamieson and Mary Bannatyne. Her father was Provost of Rothesay, Bute.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh in July, 1847, and for a time assisted Dr Fairbairn of Newhaven. He was ordained at Warrenford, Northumberland, England. He moved to Union, Aberdeen, in May, 1858. He resigned his charge on 1st January, 1891, because of his adherence to traditional forms of worship.

Death
He died on 4th December, 1899, in Rothesay, Bute. His wife died there in 1901.

Sources
Findagrave
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Alexander MacKinlay Bannatyne.


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BANNATYNE, ARCHIBALD

Born at Rothesay, 1810. Studied at Glasgow University. Ordained at Oban quoad sacra, 1842. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1845, Louisa Jane Macdonald. Translated to John Knox Church, Glasgow, 1853. Removed to Ayr, 1860. Died, 1863.

Publication.—Posthumous—Truth in Love: A few Memorials of the Rev. Archibald Bannatyne, 1864.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.102

For some family connections, see the Bannatyne Tree.

He served in High, Oban, Argyll; and John Knox, Glasgow.

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


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BANNATYNE, COLIN ARCHIBALD, M.A.

Born at Oban, 1849. Son of foregoing. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Culter, Lanarkshire, 1876. Mr. Bannatyne remained outside the Union of 1900.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 5th June, 1849, in Kilmore and Kilbride, Argyll, the son of Archibald Bannatyne and Louise Jane McDonald. For some family connections, see the Bannatyne Tree.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh Univeristy in 1871. He was enrolled in the New College, Edinburgh, 1870-1874.

Ministry
He was ordained in Culter, Lanarkshire, in 1876, as colleague and successor to James Proudfoot, who died that year. He remained in the Free Church at the Union of 1900. He became the Professor of Church History and Principles, in the Free Church College, Edinburgh, in 1905. He was Moderator of the Free Church, 1900 and 1906. He resided at 11 Bright’s Crescent, Edinburgh (1905-15). He also held property at 33 Alva Street and 15 Stafford Street, Edinburgh.

Death
He died on 22nd November, 1920, in Grange, Edinburgh.


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BANNATYNE, NINIAN, M.A.

Born at Rothesay, 1802, brother of Archibald Bannatyne. Studied at Glasgow University. Ordained at Old Cumnock, 1830. Chaplain to the Marquis of Bute (the patron of his parish), when Commissioner in 1842 to the General Assembly. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1874.

Publication.—Election a Motive to Holiness.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.26

For some family connections, see the Bannatyne Tree.

He served in Old Cumnock, Ayrshire.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Ninian Bannatyne.


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BANNERMAN, DAVID DOUGLAS, D.D.

Born at Ormiston, 1842. Son of Professor James Bannerman. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dalkeith, 1869. Married, the same year, Margaret Helen Omond. Translated to St. Leonard’s, Perth, 1879. Dr. Bannerman took a leading part in the formation of the Public Worship Association in connection with the Free Church. He made valuable contributions to current theological literature.

Publications. — The Scripture Doctrine of the Church Historically and Exegetically Considered (Cunningham Lectures). Fast Days and Christian Festivals. The Sacraments. The Presbyterian Church, with Special reference to the Use of Liturgies.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.335

He served in Dalkeith, Midlothian; and St. Leonard’s, Perth.

For some ministerial connections, see the Cumming Turing Tree.


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BANNERMAN, JAMES, D.D. (Princeton)

Born in the Manse of Cargill, Perthshire, in 1807, of which parish his father, the Rev. James P. Bannerman, was minister. He studied at Edinburgh University. He was ordained at Ormiston in 1833, and married, in 1839, a daughter of David Douglas, one of the Senators of the College of Justice. He signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. In 1849 he was appointed by the Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland Professor of Apologetics and Pastoral Theology in the New College, Edinburgh. He died at Edinburgh, 1868.

Publications.—Inspiration: the Infallible Truth and Divine Authority of the Holy Scriptures. Posthumous.—The Church of Christ; the Nature, Powers, Ordinances, Discipline, and Government of the Christian Church. Two volumes edited by his son. Also a volume of Sermons.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.342

He served in Ormiston and Pathhead, East Lothian.

His daughter, Katherine Maria Bannerman, married William Alexander Mackay, the son of John Mackay, Free Church minister in Lybster, Caithness.

For some ministerial connections, see the Cumming Turing Tree.

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

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Bannerman, James


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BANNERMAN, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Burrelton, Perthshire, 1860. Studied at St. Andrews University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Inverkip, Renfrewshire, 1885. Married, the same year, Agnes Dewar Hill.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.160

He served in Inverkip, Renfrewshire.


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BARBOUR, ROBERT WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1854. Son of George Freeland Barbour of Bonskeid. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Married, 1881, Charlotte Rachel Fowler. Ordained the same year at Cults, Aberdeenshire. Retired, 1886, owing to impaired health, which finally broke down in 1890. Died at Aix-les-Bains, 1891.

Publications.—John Knox (Evangelical Succession Lectures. Second Series). The Gift of the Celtic Race to Religion.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 29th November, 1854, in Edinburgh, the son of George Freeland Barbour of Bonskeid and Margaret Fraser Sandeman. His sister, Jane Elizabeth Barbour, married Alexander Whyte, a Free Church minister.

Education
He graduated from Edinburgh University in 1875 with a 1st in Classics and in Philosophy. He enrolled in the New College, Edinburgh, 1875-79. He studied in Tübingen, Germany, in the summer of 1876.

Marriage
He married Charlotte Rachel Fowler on 25th September, 1879, in Chippenham, Wiltshire. She was the daughter of Sir Robert Nicholas Fowler, Bt., and Sarah Charlotte Fox. Her father was a banker, M.P., and Lord Mayor of London.

Ministry
He served as assistant to John Fraser, West, Brechin, Angus, before being ordained in Cults, Kincardineshire. In 1884 he declined a call from St Andrews, Fife. He resigned his charge on 7th December, 1886, because of ill health.

Death
He died on 29th May, 1891, in Aix les Bains, France, but was buried in Bonskeid, Pitlochry. Charlotte Rachel Fowler or Barbour died on 19th June, 1930, in Tenandry, Perthshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) George Freeland Barbour born on 15th February, 1882, in Banchory Devenick, Kincardineshire. He married the Honourable Helen Victoria Hepburn-Scott in 1919 in Humbie, East Lothian. He was an author, philosopher and Liberal Party politician. He died on 18th November, 1946, in Moulin, Perthshire.

(2) Robert Fowler Barbour born on 15th November, 1883, in Banchory Devenick, Kincardineshire. He died there in 1884 but was buried in Bonskeid, Pitlochry.

(3) Charlotte Maida Barbour born 3rd July, 1885, in Banchory Devenick, Kincardineshire. She married George Barbour MacGregor on 2nd September, 1919, in Tenandry, Perthshire. He was a medical practitioner, who also gained an M.C. while serving in the R.A.M.C. in WW1. She died in 1963 in Edinburgh.

(4) Margaret Stewart Barbour born on 12th August, 1887, in Edinburgh. She married David Inglis Cowan on 11th August, 1931 in Tenandry, Perthshire. She married David Inglis Cowan, a minister, on 11th August, 1931, in Fincastle, Pitlochry, Perthshire. She died on 9th August, 1970, in Logie, Stirlingshire, and was buried in Riddrie Park Cemetery, Glasgow.

(5) Gwendoline Barbour born on 21st February, 1890, in Tenandry, Perthshire. She married William Richard Mathewson on 16th November, 1921 in Tenandry, Perthshire. He was a medical practitioner, and worked as a missionary in Kashmir. She died in 1972 in Blairgowrie, Perthshire.

Sources
Pennyghael

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Freeland_Barbour

For an account of his connection with the Bell family, see the Bell Tree on this web-site.

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


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BARCLAY, CHARLES WILLIAM

Born near Elgin, 1817. Studied at the University and Divinity Hall, Aberdeen. Ordained at Enzie, Banffshire, 1844. Married, 1850, Helen Innes. Became senior minister, 1884. Retired, 1886. Died, 1896.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1817 in St Andrews Lhanbryde, Moray, the son of John Barclay, J.P., farmer and teacher, Calcots, and Jessie Haggart. In 1841 he was “Rev. Charles Barclay” and was with his parents and his siblings, including a sister Bathia Barclay. His father according to the censuses was born about 1789 in Auchterless, Aberdeenshire.

There was a John Barclay born on 31st January, 1789, in Auchterless, the son of Charles Barclay of Knockleith and Templeland, and Bertha or Bathia Smith. He had a daughter called Bathia Barclay.

Date, place, social status and family names give us some reason to think that these two John Barclays are one and the same. If that be so, then Charles William Barclay has got extensive ministerial connections. For them, see the Barclay Tree.

Education
He attended Elgin Academy. He entered Aberdeen University in 1832 and studied Divinity at Edinburgh University.

Marriage
He married Helen Innes in April, 1850, the marriage being recorded on the 10th in Deskford, Banffshire, and on the 11th in Rathven, Banffshire. She was born on 1st May, 1829, in Cullen, Banffshire, the daughter of George Innes and Jane Miln. For some ministerial connections, see the Innes Milne Murray Tree.

Ministry
“Charles W. Barclay, Calcots, Elgin” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in Enzie, Banffshire, in 1844. By 1883 arrangements were in place for him to have a colleague and successor. Eventually, on 13th November, 1884, Archibald Kerr was ordained here as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died on 30th August, 1896, in Elgin, Moray. His wife died there in 1900.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Sources
Forgottenbooks

The Scotsman, 31st Augusr, 1896, p.8


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BARCLAY, MATTHEW, D.D. (New Jersey)

Born at Paisley, 1789. Licensed by Presbytery of Paisley, 1830. Ordained at Old Kilpatrick, Dumbartonshire, 1833. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1855, Janet Freeland. Became senior minister, 1861. Died, 1865.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.354

He served in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Matthew Barclay.


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BARCLAY, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, 1790. Studied at Aberdeen University. Ordained at Auldearn, Nairnshire, 1814. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. After leaving the manse Mr. Barclay resided for a time about four miles from the Free Church; thereafter, till 1850, in a house some two miles distant. Married, 1834, Isabella Brown; 1845, Hamilton Campbell Souter. Died 1857.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.437

For some ministerial connections, see the Barclay Tree; the Innes Milne Murray Tree and the Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

He served in Auldearn, Nairnshire.


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BARKWAY, ALEXANDER BANNERMAN

Born at Aberdeen, 1830. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Culsalmond, Aberdeenshire, 1862. Married, 1863, Jane Thom, 1885, Rachel M. Beckett. Translated, 1878, to Union Presbyterian Church, Liverpool.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born (or baptized) on 4th January, 1831, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the son of John Barkway and Jane Milne, vintner.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Jane Thom on 18th March, 1863, in Maryculter, Kincardineshire. She was born on 30th October and baptized on 4th December, 1836, in Banchory Ternan, Kincardineshire, the daughter of William Thom, farmer, and Mary Burnett.

(2) Rachel Marshall Beckett on 3rd June, 1885, at 3 Brougham Terrace, Crosshill, Glasgow (Registration: 1885 560/ 31 Cathcart (Lanark)). She was born in 1857 in Helensburgh, Rhu, Dunbartonshire, the daughter of James Beckett and Margaret Marshall.

Ministry
He was ordained in Culsalmond, Aberdeenshire, on 10th July, 1862. At that stage the congregation were still worshipping in the uncomfortable wooden erection in which they took shelter at the Disruption. He was called to Union Church, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, in 1878.

Death
He died on 21st April, 1907, in West Derby, Lancashire, England.

Jane Thom Barkway died there in the 1st quarter of 1884. A death notice in the Liverpool Mercury gives this information: “Jane Thom Barkway died Jan 19th 1884, age 45, Grafton House, 193 Stanley Road, Bootle, wife of Rev. A. Bannerman Barkway, of the Union Presbyterian Church, Kirkdale, interred at Anfield Cemetery Jan 23rd, 1884.”

Rachel M. Barkway died in the 1st quarter of 1947 in Westmoreland South, Westmoreland, England, aged 89.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) Alexander William Thom Barkway born 17th October, 1868, in Culsalmond, Aberdeenshire. He married Florence Emma Matthew in the 1st quarter of 1884 in West Derby, Lancashire. He died in 1958 in Rhu, Dunbartonshire.

(2) James Lumsden Barkway, M.A., D.D., born on 9th July, 1878. He studied for the ministry and served at Marylebone, London, England; Sefton Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, England; and Redcar, Yorkshire, England. He then became a deacon and priest of the Church of England and served in different places including St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. He rose to be Bishop of St Andrew, Dunkeld and Dunblane. He married Mary Pagan Dykes in the 3rd quarter of 1906 in Cambridge, England. She was the daughter of Principal James Oswald Dykes. He died on 12th December, 1968, in Coulsdon, Surrey, England.

And by his second wife:
(3) Margaret Jane Barkway born in the 4th quarter of 1886, in West Derby, Lancashire.

Sources
Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000, p.169, edited by David Bertie

Mundia

Anfield Interments


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BARLES, JAMES

Born in Renfrewshire, 1841. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Salton and Bolton, Haddingtonshire, 1875. Translated to St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church, Liverpool, 1878. Died, 1892.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in Pollokshaws, Renfrewshire, about 1840, the son of John Barles, mason or builder, and Jane Warnock.

Marriage
He married Alexandria Kate Greenshields in the 2nd quarter of 1884 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Alexandrina Catherine was born in the 1st quarter of 1854 in Liverpool, Lancashire, the daughter of Robert Greenshields and Catherine Irvine.

Ministry
He was ordained in Salton and Bolton, East Lothian, in 1875. He was translated to St Peter’s, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, in 1878. In 1887 he was called to Coatbridge, East, but remained in Liverpool.

Death
He died in the 3rd quarter of 1892 in West Derby, Lancashire, England. Alexandra K. Barles died in the 1st quarter of 1925, in West Derby, Lancashire, aged 71.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.


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BARNETSON, DAVID

Born at Thurso, 1840. Up to the age of twenty-five he followed his father’s calling as a master-builder. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Served as missionary in Grange congregation, Edinburgh. Ordained at Roslin, 1875. Married, the same year, Catherine Harrison.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.59

He served in Roslin, Midlothian.


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BARR, ALEXANDER

Born in Lanarkshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained in Queensland, 1891. Returning to Scotland, Mr. Barr was settled at Elderslie, Renfrewshire, 1897.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.164

Ward and Prentis, Presbyteran Ministers, p.11

He served in Elderslie, Renfrewshire.


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BARR, JAMES, B.D.

Born at Fenwick, 1862. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Johnstone and Wamphray, 1889. Married, 1890, Martha Wilson Stephen. Translated, 1896, to Dennistoun, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.571

He served in Johnstone and Wamphray, Dumfries-shire; and Dennistoun, Glasgow.


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BARRETT, ISAAC

Born at Dublin, 1820. Studied at Dublin University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Skirling, 1849. Married, 1860, Jessie White. For many years Mr. Barrett was clerk of the Presbytery of Biggar and Peebles. Died, 1877.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in Dublin, Ireland, about 1819, the son of Samuel Barret, merchant, and Margaret Hamilton.

Education
He studied Arts in the University of Dublin, Ireland. He enrolled in the New College, Edinburgh, 1843-46.

Marriage
He married Jessie White at the bride’s home, Overtoun, Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, on 2nd September, 1863 (Registration: 1863 501/ 15 Old or West Kilpatrick). She was born on 9th December, 1939, and baptized on 15th March, 1840, in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, the daughter of James White, writer, and Fanny Campbell. This is James White of Overtoun, father of John Campbell White, Baron Overtoun of Overtoun, commonly called Lord Overtoun.

Ministry
He served in the Mission Station of Cambuslang and as assistant to Partick McFarlan before being ordained in Skirling, Peebles-shire.

Death
He died on 18th July, 1877, in Braemar, Aberdeenshire. His wife died on 2nd September, 1916, in St George, Edinburgh. There is a memorial to them in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, which reads: “In memory of the Rev Isaac Barrett, minister of the Free Church Skirling for twenty-seven years. Died at Braemar 18th July 1877, aged 58. And his wife, Jessie White, born 9th Dec’r 1839, died 2nd Sept’r 1916.”

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Fanny Hamilton Barrett born on 30th October, 1864, in Skirling, Peebles-shire. She died in 1906 in St Giles, Edinburgh.

(2) James Arthur Samuel Barrett born on 10th August, 1866, in Skirling, Peebles-shire. He died in 1937 in Peebles.

(3) Hill Hamilton Barrett born on 31st July, 1868, in Skirling, Peebles-shire. He died in 1934 in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire.

(4) John Campbell White Barrett born on 19th September, 1872, in Skirling, Peebles-shire. He died in 1957 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(5) Mary Louisa Barrett born 3rd June, 1874, in Skirling, Peebles-shire. She died in 1906 in St George, Edinburgh.

(6) Jane Campbell M. Barrett born in 1876 in Skirling, Peebles-shire.

Source
Geograph

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Isaac Barrett.


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BARROWMAN, WILLIAM

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


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.104

He served in Craig, Dunscore, Dumfries-shire.


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BARRY, FRANCIS RENTON

Born at Forfar, 1853. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Carnbee, Fife, 1879. Married, 1884, Marion Laidlaw Thomson. Translated to North Free Church, Aberdeen, 1883.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.416

For some family connections, see the MacPhail Tree.

He served in Carnbee, Fife; and North, Aberdeen.


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BARRY, JOHN COOPER, M.A.

Brother of foregoing. Born at Forfar, 1849. He served a full apprenticeship as civil engineer in Dundee. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Lochmaben, 1884. Translated to Dumbarton, North, 1888. Married, 1898, Julia Park.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.271

For some family connections, see the MacPhail Tree.

He served in Lochmaben, Dumfries-shire; and North, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire.


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BAXTER, GEORGE CHALMERS, F.S.A.

Born at Dundee, 1843. Son of the following. Studied at St. Andrews University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cargill, 1869. Married, 1895, Catherine Helen Mather.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.329

He served in Cargill, Perthshire.


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

Born at Blairgowrie, 1809. Studied at St. Andrews University. Ordained at Hilltown, Dundee, 1838. Married, 1840, Janet Soutar. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Blairgowrie, 1858. Dr. Baxter was deeply interested in ministering to the great crowds of “berry-pickers” who during the fruit season thronged to Blairgowrie. Died, 1893.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.334

He served in Hilltown, Dundee; and First, Blairgowrie, Perthshire.

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


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BEATON, ARCHIBALD

Born at Applecross, Ross-shire, 1842. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Coigach, 1872. Married, 1877, Emily MacKenzie. Translated, 1880, to Urray, Ross-shire.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.482

He served in Coigach, Ross and Cromarty; and Urray, Ross and Cromarty.


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BEATTIE, DAVID ALEXANDER

Born at Arbroath, 1831. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Towie, Aberdeenshire, 1858; married, 1862, Sarah Craig Mackay. Translated to Garvald, Haddingtonshire, 1867.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.62

He served in Towie and Cushnie, Aberdeenshire; and Garvald, East Lothian.


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BEATTIE, JAMES

Born in the parish of Inverkeillor, 1796. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and Original Secession Divinity Hall. Ordained minister of Original Secession Church, Balmullo, Fife, 1836. Joined the Free Church with the majority of his congregation, 1852. Married, 1827, Margaret Salmond. Retired, 1859. Died, 1887.

Publication.—History of the Church of Scotland during the Commonwealth.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.546

His son James Beattie was a Free Church minister.

He served in Balmullo, Fife.

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

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BEATTIE, JAMES

Born, 1837. Son of the foregoing. Studied at St. Andrews University and New College, Edinburgh, Ordained at Pitcairngreen, Perthshire, 1865. Married, 1866, Agnes Murray. Translated, 1876, to Chalmers’ Church, Melbourne. Returning home, he became English Presbyterian minister at Streatham, London, South, 1880. Health considerations required Mr. Beattie to return to Australia.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 28th December, 1837, in Leuchars, Fife, the son of James Beattie, a Free Church minister, and Margaret Salmond.

Education
He enrolled in St Andrews University, Fife, 1852-57 and in New College, Edinburgh, 1859-61. He also studied in Germany.

Marriage
He married Agnes Murray in the 1st quarter of 1866 in Islington, London, England. She was the daughter of John Murray and Agnes Mitchell.

Ministry
He was ordained to Pitcairngreen, Red Gorton, Perthshire, on 13th April, 1865. He was received by the Presbyterian Church of Victoria on 7th March, 1876. He served in Chalmers Church, Melbourne, from 21st March, 1876, till 23rd March, 1880. He was then in the Presbyterian Church of England, in Streatham, London, England, from 1880 to 1885. He then served in the Presbyterian Church of Tasmania: as an assistant in Launceston (the latter half of 1885); and Kirklands – Epping (December, 1885 to December, 1888). He then served again in the Presbyterian Church of Victoria: Queenscliff from 15th January, 1889, till 28th February, 1902; Bendigo St John’s from 1902 to 1906; and as a home missionary in Ormond from 1906 to 1916. He retired to St Kilda.

Death
He died on 8th July, 1920. His wife died in 1914 in Ormond, Victoria.

Source
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria), 22nd March, 1876

Queenscliff Sentinel, 2nd May, 1914

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BEATTIE, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born in the parish of Canonbie, Dumfries-shire, 1810. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Alexandria, Dumbartonshire, 1851. Married, 1866, Janet A. Lindsay. Retired, 1873. Died, 1883.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born (or baptized) on 15th April, 1810, in Half Morton, Dumfries-shire, the son of John Beattie, farmer, and Janet Bell.

Education
He attended his local parish school. He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh Univesity on 24th April, 1843. He was a teacher in Staffordshire, England. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-46.

Marriage
He married Janet Adam Lindsay at Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, on 27th March, 1866 (Registration: 1866 503/ 8 Rhu or Row). She was born (or baptized) on 22nd October, 1812, in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire, the daughter of Robert Lindsay, mariner, and Jane (Jean) Smollett McLintock.

Ministry
After licence, he worked in the north of Scotland for a time. On 18th September, 1851, he was called to Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, and was ordained there on 13th November, that year. By 1872 arrangements were in place for him to have a colleague and successor. But he resigned his charge the following year. He retired to Ecclefechan but continued to do ministerial work including two successive winters’ supply in Montreux, Switzerland.

Death
He died in 1883 at his residence: Woodburn, Ecclefechan, Hoddom, Dumfries-shire. His wife died in 1891 in Row, Dunbartonshire.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

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


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BEATTIE, WILLIAM DAVID

Born, 1852, son of Rev. James Beattie of Balmullo. Studied at the University of St. Andrews and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Monimail, Fife, 1877. Married, 1880, Daniella J. Cormick.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.372

He served in Monimail, Fife.


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BEAUMONT, JOHN SMITH

Born in Orkney, 1825. Studied at St. Andrews University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Edinburgh, 1855, for Calcutta. Married, 1858, Ann Hamilton. Transferred to Chinsurah, 1858, and to Poona, 1871. Retired, 1888. [Missionaries’ List says he was invalided 1889.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1826 in Stronsay, Orkney, the son of Charles Beaumont, army pensioner, and Barbara Miller.

Education
He enrolled in St Andrews University, Fife, 1846-49 and in New College, Edinburgh, 1849-53.

Marriage
He married Ann Hamilton. She was born about 1824 in Linlithgow, West Lothian, the daughter of Richard Hamilton.

Ministry
He was appointed to the Calcutta Mission, but was transferred to Chinsurah. He returned home but in December, 1871, returned to India to be head of the Poona Mission. He returned to Scotland in 1888 in shattered health.

Death
He died at 15 Gladstone Terrace, Edinburgh, on 17th December, 1902 (Registration: 1902 685/5 1343 Newington). His wife died there on 9th November, 1896 (Registration: 1896 685/5 973 Newington).

Death
They had at least three children:

(1) Annie Barbara Beaumont born in Chinsurah, Bengal, India, in 1859.

(2) Charles Beaumont born in Chinsurah, Bengal, India, about 1863.

(3) Lizzie Beaumont born in Chinsurah, Bengal, India, about 1866.

(4) A John C. H. Beaumont appears in the 1881 census in Edinburgh: born in Chinsurah, Bengal, India about 1862. He was a student of medicine. A Dr John C. H. Beaumont appears as chief surgeon on liners, for example, on the Brittania. The death of a John C. H. Beaumont was recorded in the 4th quarter of 1931 in Southampton, Hampshire, England, aged 68.

Publication
English Statesmanship and Indian Policy.


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BEGG, JAMES, D.D

Born, 1808. Son of the parish minister of New Monkland. Studied at Glasgow University. Ordained at Maxwelltown, Dumfries, 1830. Became assistant to Dr. Jones, Lady Glenorchy’s Chapel, Edinburgh, 1831. The year following he was inducted to the Middle Parish Church, Paisley. Translated to Liberton parish, 1835. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Soon after the Disruption Dr. Begg and a number of his people removed to Edinburgh, securing a site in Newington on which a handsome church was erected. In 1865 he was Moderator of the General Assembly. Married, 1835, Margaret Campbell; and, in 1846, Maria Faithfull. Dr. Begg was a prominent figure on the Evangelical side in the contendings for the Church’s freedom from civil interference, which issued in separation from the State. He was practically the founder of The Scottish Reformation Society and The Protestant Institute of Scotland. The evils of the bothy system, the growth of pauperism and crime through intemperance and thriftlessness, the defects of legislation suitable for the times—these were powerfully enforced in Church courts, on the platform, and through the press. In the Union controversy, in which the Free Church was engaged from 1863 to 1873, Dr. Begg was the leader of the “Constitutional” party. Died, 1883.

Publications.—Dr. Begg launched and for twenty-one years edited the Bulwark, or Reformation Journal; he also projected and edited the Watchword. His books were: Handbook of Popery. Happy Homes for Working Men. Free Church Principles. A Treatise for the Times on Worship. Posthumous.—Life of James Begg, D.D., by Dr. Thomas Smith, 2 vols.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.173

He served in Newington, Edinburgh.

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

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Begg, James

James Begg – Social Reformer and Ecclesiastical Conservative in Finlayson, Sandy, Unity and Diversity: The Founders of the Free Church of Scotland, Christian Focus Publications, Fearn, Scotland, 2010


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BEITH, ALEXANDER, D.D.

Born at Campbeltown, 1799. Studied at Glasgow University. Ordained at Oban, 1822. Translated, 1824, to Hope Street, Glasgow; 1826, to the parish of Kilbrandon, Argyllshire; 1830, to Glenelg, Inverness-shire; and, 1839, to Stirling. Married, 1825, Julia Robson. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. At the Disruption Dr. Beith left a church which had been built for him, and for the cost of which he and those who adhered to him were held responsible though no longer worshipping in it. In 1858 Dr. Beith was Moderator of the General Assembly, and thereafter retired to Edinburgh. Died, 1891.

Publications.—A Gaelic Treatise on Baptism. The Two Witnesses Traced in History. Scottish Reformers and Martyrs. A Highland Tour with Dr. Candlish. Memories of Disruption Times. Sorrowing yet Rejoicing. Biographical Sketch of Rev. A. Stewart, Cromarty, etc.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.322

He served in North, Stirling.

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


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BELL, ARCHIBALD

Born at Paisley, 1846 or 1847. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Renton, Levenside, 1877; translated to the Dean Free Church, Edinburgh, 1886. Married, 1891, Margaret B. Ross.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.8

He served in Levenside, Renton, Dunbartonshire; and Dean, Edinburgh.


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BELL, BENJAMIN, B.D.

Born at Edinburgh, 1845. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Friockheim, Forfarshire, 1871. Married, 1872, Margaret Colquhoun, daughter of Alexander Murray Dunlop of Corsock. Translated, 1882, to English Presbyterian congregation at Withington, Manchester.


Supplementary Information

Background
Benjamin Bell of Blackethouse was born on 25th June, 1845, in Edinburgh, the son of Benjamin Bell of Blackethouse and Cecilia Barbara Craigie.

For an account of the ramifications of the Bell family, see the Bell Tree on this web-site; also see the Carstairs Hill Tree.

Education
He graduated from Edinburgh University: M.A. 2nd in Philosophy in 1866; and B.D. in 1871. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1866-70.

Marriage
He married Margaret Colquhoun Murray-Dunlop. in the 2nd quarter of 1872 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. She was baptized on 8th August, 1847, in Parton, Kirkcudbrightshire, the daughter of Alexander Colquhoun-Stirling Murray-Dunlop, a leading Free Church lawyer, and Elizabeth Esther Murray.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1870 by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh. He was ordained to Friockheim, Angus, in 1871, as colleague and successor to http://ecclegen.com/ministers-w/#WILSON, THOMAS1>Thomas Wilson, who died in the following year. On 8th June, 1882 a call was signed to him to Withington, Manchester, Lancashire, England. The stipend offered was £500 per annum. He was translated there later that year. He remained there till 1903. After a few years working in Scotland with the United Free Church he accepted a call to Upton, Manchester, Lancashire, England. He was Moderator of the English Presbyterian Church in 1913.

Death
He died in 1929 in Morpeth on the borders of County Durham and Northumberland, England. His wife died in the 1st quarter of 1902 in Chorlton, Lancashire, England.

Family
They had issue including

(1) Alexander Bell of Blackethouse born in 1873 in Kirkden, Angus. He was educated at Oxford University, Oxfordshire, England. He married Nora Sutherland. He was a cotton merchant in Shanghai, China. He died in 1937.

(2) Edith Cecilia Craigie Bell born in 1875 in Kirkden, Angus. She married Claud Marshall McClelland in the 4th quarter of 1905 in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. He is said to have been a clergyman in the north of England. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1952, in Northumberland Central, Northumberland, England, aged 77.

(3) Alice Bell born in 1877 in Kirkden, Angus.

(4) Benjamin Bell born in 1879 in Kirkden, Angus. He married Phyllis Mary Storrar, in Chester, Cheshire, England, on 2nd September, 1922. He was an engineer in South Africa.

(5) John Murray Bell born in 1886 in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. He was a school-master but was killed in action in 1917.

Source
Thepeerage

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Benjamin Bell.

The Scotsman, 21st November, 1912, p.11

The Scotsman, 5th September, 1922, p.10


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BELL, CHARLES

Born, Edinburgh, 1842. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained for King William’s Town, South Africa, 1870. Married, the same year, Jessie Yule. Mr. Bell was appointed by the Colonial Committee to Australia, 1876, where he was settled in South Melbourne.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1842 in Edinburgh, the son of Alexander Bell, ironmonger, and his wife Mary Stobie.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1862-66.

Marriage
He married Janet Yule at the home of the bride, Albert Terrace, Aberdeen, on 10th February, 1870 (Registration: 1870 168/2 46 Old Machar Aberdeen Burgh). She was born about 1841, in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of James Yule, country merchant, and Janet Harper. She was the sister of Alexander Yule, a Free Church minister. 12 Albert Terrace, Aberdeen, was the minister’s home at that time.

Ministry
He served as an assistant in Greyfriars, Aberdeen, before being ordained to King William’s Town, Cape Province by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh in 1870. He arrived in Victoria in 1876 where he was inducted to Clarendon St Presbyterian Church, South Melbourne, on 16th January, 1877. He served there till 1895 when he moved to the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales and served in Hamilton – Lambton from 1895 to 1900; in Wagga Wagga from 5th July, 1900 till 31st December, 1909; and in Campsie from 22nd August, 1910, till he resigned on 31st July, 1914.

Death
He died on 17th October, 1915, in Junee, New South Wales.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Agnes Bell born in 1879 in Victoria, Australia.

(2) Margaret Ann Bell born in 1883 in Victoria.


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BELL, HENRY WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Poona, 1838. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Chalmers’ Church, Dundee, 1864. Translated, 1871, to Aberdeen, High. Married, 1865, Margaret Gibb Walker; 1875, Margaret Alison Anderson; and, 1886, Jane Borthwick Greig.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.414

Background
He was the son of William Bell, builder, India.

Education
He first enrolled in Glasgow University in 1857.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Margaret Gibb Walker in 1865 in Dundee.

(2) Margaret Alison Anderson in 1875 in Bervie or Inverbervie, Kincardineshire.

(3) Jane Borthwick Greig in 1886 in St George, Edinburgh. She was the sister of Agnes Greig who married Thomas Murray, a Free Church minister; and of Anne Peddie Greig who married Robert T. Jeffrey, a United Presbyterian Church minister, whose brother, George Jeffrey, was also a UP minister.

Ministry
He ws ordained to Chalmers, Dundee on 9th November, 1864. In 1871 he was translated to High, Aberdeen.


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BELL, THOMAS B.

Born, Edinburgh, 1815. Studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained as assistant and successor at Leswalt in 1841. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1845, Agnes Agnew. Was assistant clerk of the Free Presbytery of Stranraer and of the Synod of Galloway. Resigned, 1864, owing to ill-health. Appointed assistant to Dr. Beith of Stirling, 1865. Died, 1886.

Publications.—Revival at Newtonards. Observations on Biblical Subjects.


Supplementary Information

Thomas Blizard Bell

FES, Vol.2, p.344

Background
He was born on 21st June, 1815, in Edinburgh, the son of George Bell, surgeon, and Isabella Ross.

For an account of the ramifications of the Bell family, see the Bell Tree on this web-site.

Marriage
He married Agnes Agnew on 16th October, 1845, in Leswalt, Wigtownshire. She was the daughter of Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw, Bt., and Madeline Carnegie; and the sister of David Carnegie Andrew Agnew.

Ministry
He was ordained in Leswalt, Wigtownshire.

Death
He died suddenly on 10th December, 1866, in Newington, Edinburgh. His wife died on 8th March, 1893, in Kirkpatrick Juxta, Dumfries-shire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Madeline Carnegie Bell baptized on 2nd May, 1847, in Leswalt, Wigtownshire. She died in the last quarter of 1926 in Marylebone, London, England.

(2) George Frederick Bell born on 31st October, 1848, in Leswalt, Wigtownshire. He became a merchant in London, England. He died on 9th February, 1929, in St George Hanover Square, London, England.

(3) Isabella Ross Bell born 25th May and baptized 4th July, 1850, in Leswalt, Wigtownshire.

(4) Eleanora Georgine Bell baptized on 29th February, 1852, in Leswalt, Wigtownshire. She married Levison Douglas Stewart on 6th April, 1882, in St Andrew, Edinburgh. She died in the 1st quarter of 1925 in Manchester South, Lancashire, England.

(5) Andrew Agnew Bell born on 30th March, 1855, in Leswalt, Wigtownshire. He married Jessie Anderson, daughter of John Anderson, in the 2nd quarter of 1883 in Kensington, London, England. He became a banker in London, England. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1932 in Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

Source
Thepeerage

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


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BELL, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born, Thornhill, Dumfries-shire, 1836. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Hamilton Church, Port-Glasgow, 1863. Married, the same year, Jemima Dickson. Died, 1897.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 25th December, 1836, in Morton, Dumfries-shire, the son of Samuel Bell, joiner, and his wife Elizabeth. Thornhill was in the parish of Morton. His brother, John Murray Bell, married Elizabeth Isabella Forbes, daughter of John Forbes minister of Symington. See FES, Vol.1, p.261

Education
He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1859; and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1856-61.

Marriage
He married Jemima (also recorded as Jemma or Minia or Mima) Dickson in the 4th quarter of 1863 in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. She was born (or baptised) on 14th April, 1836, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the daughter of Thomas Dickson, medical practitioner, and Mary Thomson.
In her husband’s obituary she is described as “of Buxton”, because by 1871 at least, she was living with her parents in Buxton, Derbyshire, England.

Ministry
He was ordained on 26th February, 1863, to Hamilton Church, Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire. Another source says it was 7th February, 1863.

Death
He died at his home, Glenclune, Port Glasgow, on 14th February, 1897. His wife died on 27th June, 1893, in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire (Registration: 1893 569/ 28 Kilmacolm).

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

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


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BELL, WILLIAM FREDERICK, M.A.

Born, Edinburgh, 1864. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ashkirk, 1897.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.331

For an account of the ramifications of the Bell family, see the Bell Tree on this web-site.

He served in Ashkirk, Roxburghshire.


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BENNIE, JOHN

Ordained missionary to Kaffraria under the Glasgow Society in 1821, and was latterly stationed at Burnshill. On the outbreak of war in 1850, he went to Middelburgh in Cape Colony as minister of a native congregation there. Died, 1869.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.561

Genealogical details of this man are given at: morgenthal.co.za/getperson.php?personID=I59&tree=tree1

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


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BERRY, DAVID

Born at Edinburgh, 1820. Studied at the Theological Hall of Original Secession Church. Ordained, 1848, minister of Original Secession congregation in Dundee. Joined the Reformed Presbyterian Church, and was settled at Wick, 1856. Married, 1860, Jane Reid Anderson. Resigned, 1872. Joined the Free Church at the union, 1876. Translated, the same year, to Graham Street, Airdrie. Resigned, 1886. Died. 1887.

Publication.—A translation of Schiern’s James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.2

He served in Graham Street, Airdrie, Lanarkshire.

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


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BERRY, JOHN

Born, Aberdeen, 1846. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Appointed by the Colonial Committee to Fort Beaufort, South Africa. Married, 1877, Annie Forrester. Resigned, 1883. In 1884 he was settled at Douglas Water.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.199

He served in Douglas Water, Douglas, Lanarkshire.

His daughter, Grace Berry, married Peter Anderson Brunton, the son of David Brunton, a Free Church minister.


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BERRY, JOHN PHILIP

Born, Aberdeen, 1852. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Ceres, 1879. Married, the same year, Margaret M. F. Shanks.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.398

He served in Ceres, Fife.


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BETHUNE, JOHN

Born at Glasgow, 1833. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Married, in 1859, Agnes Auld. Appointed by Colonial Committee to Canada, 1870. Ordained minister of Inverness, Quebec. Returned to this country, 1878, and was settled at Portmoak, 1880. Resigned, 1886.


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Background
He was born on 16th May and baptized on 23rd June, 1833, in Barony, Glasgow, the son of Alexander Bethune, merchant, later a Gentleman, and Catherine Munro.

Education
He first enrolled in Glasgow University in 1858.

Marriage
He married Agnes Auld at the bride’s home, 76 Great Hamilton Street, Glasgow on 23rd September, 1859 (Registration: 1859 644/4 382 Calton (Glasgow)). She was born on 30th March, 1823, in Glasgow, the daughter of Robert Auld, warper (?), and Catherine Henderson. She was a widow on marrying John Bethune. She had previously married someone Mackie – probably Wardrop Mackie who married Agnes Auld (father Robert Auld), the marriage being recorded on 13th December, 1846, in Glasgow; and on 31st December, 1846, in South Leith, Edinburgh.

Ministry
He was probably licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow in 1866. In regard to his ministry in Scotland he served for a few months in Airth, before being called to Portmoak and Flockhouse, Kinross-shire, in 1880. By 1888, he was living at 154 London Street, Glasgow.

Death
He died at his home in Glasgow on 14th February, 1899. His wife died in 1903 in Blackfriars, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Eliza A. Bethune born around 1867 in England.


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BEVERIDGE, WILLIAM

Born in parish of Tough, 1864. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at New Deer, 1889. Married, 1891, Sophia Burnett.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.533

He served in New Deer, Aberdeenshire.


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BINNIE, WILLIAM

Born at Airdrie, 1862. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Mauchline, 1887. Married, the same year, Jessie D. Fletcher.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.125

He served in Mauchline, Ayrshire.


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BINNIE, WILLIAM, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Glasgow in 1823, studied at the University of that city and the Divinity Hall of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, taking also a session in Berlin, under Neander and Hengstenberg. He was ordained to the Reformed Presbyterian congregation at Stirling in 1849; married, in 1850, Janet, sister of Rev. J. C. Fairbairn, Free Church minister of Allanton. He was appointed Professor of Systematic Theology in the Reformed Presbyterian Divinity Hall in 1862; and in 1875, in view of the Union between the Free and Reformed Presbyterian Churches, which was to take place next year, Professor of Church History in Free Church College, Aberdeen. He died at Glasgow in 1886.

Publications.—The Psalms: their History, Teaching, and Use. The Church(“Handbooks for Bible Classes”). Also a volume of Sermons (posthumous), which passed into a second edition


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.2

For some family connections, see the Kilpatrick Tree.

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


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BIRKETT, ROBERT

Born at Abdie, Fife, 1846. Studied at the Universities of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ettrick, 1880.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.87

He served in Ettrick, Selkirkshire.


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BIRKMYRE, ARCHIBALD B.

Born in Renfrewshire, 1840. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1863, at Kinning Park, Glasgow. Married, 1864, Christina B. Denniston. Resigned, 1880.


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Archibald Bain Birkmyre

Background
He was baptized on 19th April, 1840, in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, the son of William Birkmyre, magistrate and sail cloth merchant, and Margaret Aitken.

Marriage
He married Christina Blair Denniston in 1864 in Anderston, Glasgow. She was baptized on 10th December, 1841, in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, the daughter of Robert Denniston, merchant, ship owner and cooper, and Mary Ann Blair.

Ministry
In 1863 both Millerston, Glasgow and Kinning Park, Glasgow, congregations gave him a call. He was ordained to Kinning Park, Glasgow, on 17th September that year. In 1865 he was residing at Hampton Cottage, Pollokshields, Glasgow; and thereafter at 19 Queen’s Square, Glasgow. He resigned in 1880 on account of ill health. By 1885 he was the owner/occupier of 10 Mongomerie Quadrant, Glasgow.

Death
He died in 1901 in Partick, Glasgow. His wife died in 1912 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.


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BISHOP, ALEXANDER SHAW ADAMSON

Born, Edinburgh, 1863. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lumphanan, 1889. Married, 1892, Jane M. C. Stocks.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.530

He served in Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire.


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BISSET, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born in Aberdeenshire, 1842. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Rhynie, 1872. Translated to Peterhead, South. Having adopted Baptist views he became pastor of a Baptist church in Aberdeen. Married, 1874, Elsie G. Milne.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 8th June and baptized on 20th July, 1842, in Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire, the son of Alexander Bisset, farmer, and Mary Ronald.

Education
He studied at Aberdeen University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1865-69.

Marriage
He married Elsie Gordon Milne on 30th June, 1874, in Midmar, Aberdeenshire. She was born on 8th June and baptized on 11th July, 1852, in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of James Milne, farmer, and Elspet Gordon.

Ministry
He was probably licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dundee on 8th September, 1869. He was ordained in Rhynie, Aberdeenshire. He was translated to South, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, in 1875. He was settled in White’s Causeway Baptist Church in Kirkcaldy, Fife, in November, 1883, and ended his ministry there on 10th October, 1886. He then was pastor of the Gilcomston Baptist Church in Aberdeen from its inception in 1887 till his retirement in 1902. Thereafter he took responsibility for the Vale of Leven Baptist Church, Dunbartonshire.

Death
He died in July, 1908, at Fyvie Vale, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire. His wife died in 1879 in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Ella Mary Gordon Bisset born in 1875 in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1911 in Bury, Lancashire, England.

(2) Mary Jane Bisset born in 1876 in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

(3) Alexander Bisset born in 1878 in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. He married Isabel Watt in 1901 in Old Machar, Aberdeen.

(4) James Thomas Milne Bisset born in 1879 in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. He married Hilda Baillie in 1911 in St Giles, Edinburgh. He died in the 1st quarter of 1965 in Lewisham, London, England.

Source
Yuille, George, History of the Baptists in Scotland, The Baptist Standard Bearer, Inc.


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BISSET, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1866. Studied at the University of St. Andrews, Oxford, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained as missionary to Constantinople, 1892. Resigned, 1895.


Supplementary Information

Alexander Y. F. Bisset

Background
He was born on 7th May, 1866, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the son of Alexander Bisset, Post Office clerk, and Margaret Masson.

Education
He enrolled in St Andrews University, Fife, 1880-84. He graduated M.A. on 24th April, 1885. He was in residence in Oxford, 16th October, 1884; and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1888-1892.

Marriage
He married Jessie Elizabeth Nicoll in 1898 in St Machar, Aberdeen. She was born on 1st August, 1868, in Auchindoir, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of James Nicoll and Jessie Pirie.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Arbroath on 14th November, 1892, and ordained by that Presbytery three days later as a missionary to the Jews at Constantinople. There was trouble in the Mission there as a consequence of this he left the mission – but not before the matter had come before the 1895 General Assembly.

Other
He was classics master in Greenock Academy, Renfrewshire, 1897-1901; Spiers School, Beith, Ayrshire; minister of the United Free Church in Ronaldsay, Orkney, from 13th October, 1904, till 1911; minister of the Church of Scotland in Boyndie, Banffshire, from 13th December, 1911, till 1912; English Presbyterian Mission in Aleppo, Syria, from 1921 to around 1931; and Chester House School, South Norwood, London, England.

Death
He died in the 1st quarter of 1955 in Croydon, London, England, aged 88. His wife died there in the 2nd quarter of 1954, aged 85.

Sources
FUFC, p.451

The Scotsman, 1st June, 1896, p.8


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BISSET, DAVID, M.A.

Born at Maryculter, 1848. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Methven, 1883. Married, 1884, Elizabeth Watt. Resigned, 1892.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.39

He served in Methven, Perthshire.


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BISSET, EWAN, O.P

[Vol. 2 says he was in Tarbolton 1890-1893, but there are no other references to him in Ewing.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 30th April, 1852, in Urquhart, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Simon Fraser, farmer, and Margaret McIntosh.

Education
He was educated primarily at the Free Church school, Nairn, Forres Academy, Moray; and Glasgow University, where he went through his arts course. He studied theology at the Free Church College there, as well as at the English Presbyterian College, London.

Marriage
He married Jeanie Weir at the bride’s home, Craighead of Balornock, Baldernock, Stirlingshire, on 22nd June, 1882 (Registration: 1882 471/ 3 Baldernock). She was born on 27th November, 1853, the daughter of Archibald Weir, gardener, and Marion McLuckie. At the time of his marriage, he was resident in Butterbiggins Road, Glasgow, and was a minister of the English Presbyterian Church.

Ministry
In 1882, he was licensed by the Presbytery of London, and sailed for Australia in the s s. John Elder. He was ordained and inducted to the Presbyterian church at Cooma, New South Wales, where he ministered until 1886. He then revisited Scotland in consequence of his wife’s health and served for a time in Tarbolton, Ayrshire. In 1893 he arrived in Dunedin, New Zealand, and was inducted on 24th November, 1894 into Bush (Woodlands). He resigned his charge on 30th September, 1913, and returned to Scotland in 1920.

Death
He died on 28th August, 1927, in Elderslie, Renfrewshire. His wife died on 13th September, 1924, in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Sources
Nzetc

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register


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BLACK, ALEXANDER, D.D. (Aberdeen)

Born at Aberdeen in 1789, educated at the University and Divinity Hall in his native town, and was ordained at Tarves, Aberdeenshire, 1818. In 1832 he was appointed Professor of Divinity in Marischal College, Aberdeen, and was sent by the Church of Scotland in 1839 on a mission of inquiry to the Jews. He signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. For some months he superintended the studies of the Free Church students in Aberdeen. In 1844 he was removed to the New College, Edinburgh, where he became Professor of New Testament Exegesis. He retired in 1856, and died in Edinburgh in 1864. Dr. Black was a man of vast erudition. It was said that he was able to converse in nineteen languages, and to correspond in twelve.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.363

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


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BLACK, ARCHIBALD

Born at Glasgow, 1841. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Armadale, 1874. Translated, 1880, to Ogilvie Church, Dundee. Died, 1892.


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Background
He was born on 1st October, 1841, in Glasgow, the son of Donald Black and Agnes Harvie. His only sister, Elizabeth Moffat Black, married Angus Murray MacDonald, Free Church minister in Towie.

Education
After engaging in business, he entered Glasgow University in 1864. He was tutor for two years in an English family living in Naples, Italy.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow on 2nd July, 1873. He was ordained in Armadale, West Lothian, in June, 1874. He was translated to Ogilvie, Dundee on 4th March, 1880. He received a call to Barony, Glasgow, on 7th September, 1886, but he declined it. In Dundee he resided first at 2 Craigiebank Terrace, Pitkerns Road; and latterly at 6 Erskine Terrace.

Death
He died on 3rd May, 1892, in Mains, Angus.

Family
He never married.

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


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BLACK, DAVID

Born, 1808. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Gartmore, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. For several years Mr. Black had charge of Buchlyvie as well as of Gartmore. Translated, 1848, to Tillicoultry. [Under Tillicoultry, but not under Gartmore, Vol. 2 says he was translated in 1847.] Married, 1849, Jane Thomson. Resigned, 1874, Died at Ardrossan, 1878.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.346

He served in Gartmore, Perthshire; and Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire.

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


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BLACK, DAVID, M.A.

Born at Brechin, 1838. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Penpont, 1868.


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FUFC, p.107

He served in Penpont, Dumfries-shire.


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BLACK, DUNCAN MACLEAN

Born in Argyllshire, 1840. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Eccles, 1880. Married, 1892, Ann M. MacMillan.


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FUFC, p.76

He served in Eccles, Berwickshire.


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BLACK, HUGH, D.D.

Born at Rothesay, 1868. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained first minister of Sherwood Church, Paisley, 1891. Translated to St. George’s, Edinburgh, 1896. Married, 1898, Edith M. Kerr.

Publications.—The Dream of Youth. Friendship.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.28

He served in Sherwood, Paisley, Renfrewshire; and St. George’s, Edinburgh.


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BLACK, JAMES, M.A.

Born, Aberdeen, 1819. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and Divinity Hall of the Original Secession Church. Ordained at Dunnikier Original Secession Church, 1839. Joined the Free Church at the Union, 1852. Married, 1843, Mary Ann Sutherland. His acquaintance with Scottish Church History was almost unrivalled. Died, 1880.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.578

He served in Dunnikier, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

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


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BLACK, JOHN JAMES, LL.D.

Born at Dublin, 1834. Studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and Presbyterian College, Belfast. Ordained at Westport, County Mayo, 1857. Translated to Ormond Quay, Dublin, 1859; and, 1872, to the Free High Church, Inverness. Married, 1859, Margaret Stewart. Dr. Black’s fervent evangelism and Hibernian eloquence bore gracious fruit in the Highlands for a long period of years.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.474

He served in High, Inverness.


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BLACK, ROBERT, M.A.

Born, Old Cumnock, 1826. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1854, at Kilsyth. Married, 1860, Elizabeth Campbell Walker. Died, 1888.


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Background
He was born on 4th December and baptized on 24th December, 1826, in Old Cumnock, Ayrshire, the son of William Black, cabinet maker, and Agnes Ramage. His mother was a descendant of John Welsh of Ayr, son-in-law of John Knox.

Education
He spent two years in the office of a local lawyer before matriculating at Glasgow University in 1845. He graduated B.A. 1847 and M.A. 1848. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1848-52.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Campbell Walker on 25th December, 1860, in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. She was born on 26th February, 1837, in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, the daughter of John Findlay Walker, school-master, and Elisabeth Buchanan McBean. Her grand-father was Aeneas McBean, Secession minister in Inverness: Small, Vol.1, pp.641-642; and her great grand-father Patrick Buchanan, Secession minister of Nigg, Ross and Cromarty: Small, Vol.1, pp.632.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Ayr in 1852. He was for a time assistant in St Helier’s, Jersey, before being ordained in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire.

Death
He died on 17th November, 1888, at the Free Church Manse, Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. His wife died in 1919 in Kelvin, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Patrick McBean Black born on 13th November, 1861, in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. He gained the B.L. degree from Glasgow University in 1885. He died in 1923 in Blythswood, Glasgow

(2) Elizabeth Annabella Black born on 15th November, 1863, in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. She died in 1948 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(3) Agnes Black born on 8th July, 1865, in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire.

(4) Helen Drummond Black born on 8th June, 1867, in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. She died in 1895 in Maryhill, Glasgow.

(5) Jessie Campbell Black born on 17th March, 1869, in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. She died in 1951 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(6) John Aeneas Walker Black born on 31st December, 1870, in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. He died in 1947 in Govan, Glasgow.

(7) Margaretta Mary Black born on 8th July, 1873, in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. She died in 1934, in Kelvin, Glasgow.

(8) Jemima Black, born in 1875 in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. She died there in 1886.

(9) Robert Thomas C. Black born in 1880 in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. He married Ada Ferguson in 1919 in Hillhead, Glasgow. He died in the 4th quarter of 1963 in Canterbury, Kent, England, aged 83.

(10) Adam David Black born in 1882 in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. He died in 1939 in Govan, Glasgow.

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


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BLACK, WILLIAM, M.B., C.M.

Born in parish of Dunbog, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1876, by authority of the General Assembly, medical missionary to Livingstonia. Within six months he fell a victim to fever and died, 1877.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 22nd November, 1846, in Dunbog, Fife, the son of William Black, school-master, and Barbara Honeyman.

He was appointed to Central Africa in 1876 and was ordained to the ministry on 9th May that year. Dr Murray Mitchell preached and presided on the occasion and Wells gave the address to Black. Shortly thereafter he sailed from London on his way to Lake Nyasa.


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BLACKLOCK, JOHN

Born, Kingairloch, Argyllshire, 1831. Studied at Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities and Divinity Hall of Congregational Church. Ordained, 1860, over the Congregational Church, Sannox, Arran. Married, the same year, Margaret Macpherson. Translated, 1878, to Oban. Admitted minister of Free Church, 1879. Settled, the same year, at Iona and Ross of Mull. Translated, 1881, to Fearn. Died, 1885.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 12th February, 1831, in Kingairloch, Argyll, the son of Duncan Blacklock, farmer, and Jane Colquhoun.

Marriage
He married Margaret MacPherson at 12 St David’s Street, Edinburgh, on 18th December, 1860 (Registration: 1860 685/2 403 St Andrew (Edinburgh)). She was born on 4th and baptized on 18th August, 1836, in Inveravon, Banffshire, the daughter of Alexander MacPherson, farmer, and Margaret Grant.

Ministry
He was ordained to the Congregational Church in Sannox, Isle of Arran, Bute, in April, 1860. He became a favourite of the summer visitors. He ran the “Highland College” to train men for missionary work. He was translated to Oban Congregational Church in 1878, but the following year applied to the Free Church. He was then inducted to Iona, Argyll; and to Fearn, Ross and Cromarty, in February, 1881.

Death
He died on 15th March, 1885, at the Free Church Manse, Fearn, Ross and Cromarty. His wife died in 1915 in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Jane Stewart Blacklock born on 13th September, 1861, in Kilbride, Isle of Arran, Bute. She died in 1870 in Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Bute.

(2) Alexander Duncan Blacklock born on 16th May 1863 in Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Bute. In 1889 he graduated LL.B. from Glasgow University. He was a law clerk. He died at the Occidental Hotel, San Francisco, California, 1st September, 1892.

(3) Margaret McPherson Blacklock born on 15th September, 1865 in Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Bute. She died in 1927 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(4) Agnes Elizabeth Blacklock born on 21st August, 1867, in Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Bute. She died in 1891 in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.

(5) Isabella Blacklock born on 5th June, 1869 in Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Bute.

(6) John Daniel Blacklock born on 15th July, 1871, in Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Bute.

(7) Anne Caroline Blacklock born on 28th July, 1873, in Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Bute. She died in 1888 in Coatbridge, 1888.

(8) George Blacklock born in 1877 in Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Bute. He died in 1894 in Coatbridge.

(9) Donald Breadalbane Blacklock born in 1879 in Kilbride, Argyll. In 1922 he married Mary Georgina Thompson. He was Professor of Tropical Hygiene. He died in 1955.

Sources
Npg

Boards.ancestry

Glasgow Herald, 28th March, 1885

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


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BLACKWOOD, ROBERT

Born 1798. Studied at the United Associate Synod Theological Hall. Ordained, 1830, over the Secession congregation at Banff. Resigned, 1845. Admitted to the Free Church, 1846. Settled at Union Church, Aberdeen, 1847. Retired, 1857. Died, 1858.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 22nd and baptized on 29th November, 1796, in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, the son of William Blackwood and Ann Morrison.

Marriage
He married Mary Wilson on 12th January, 1834, in Banff. She was born about 1785 in Jamaica.

Ministry
He was ordained to the Secession Church in Banff on 20th July, 1830. He submitted his resignation to the Presbytery on 26th August, 1845, and was subsequently admitted to the Free Church. He served in Union, Aberdeen.

Death
He died at Kenilworth House, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, on 20th February, 1858 (Registration: 1858 Logie); and was buried in the churchyard of Tullibody, Clackmannanshire. His wife died on 22nd June, 1851, in Banff.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Sources
Small, History, Vol.1, p.125

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BLACKWOOD, THOMAS, M.A.

Born at Lesmahagow, 1860. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Stow, 1890. Married, 1892, Jane M. Lambie.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.341

He served in Stow and Heriot, Midlothian.


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BLADES, CHARLES

Born at Cumbernauld, 1854. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Allanton 1887. Married, the same year, Sarah Pow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.68

He served in Allanton, Edrom, Berwickshire.


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BLADES, JOHN

Born at Cumbernauld, 1857. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Renton 1891. Married, the same year, Jane Flemington.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.275

He served in Millburn, Renton, Dunbartonshire.


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BLAIKIE, WILLIAM GARDEN, D.D., LL.D. (Edinburgh and Aberdeen)

Born at Aberdeen in 1820, son of James Blaikie, Advocate, Provost of Aberdeen, he studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and at Edinburgh University. He was ordained at Drumblade, Aberdeenshire, in 1842, signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission, and in the following year was translated to Edinburgh, where he gathered and organised a congregation in the Pilrig district of the city. In 1845 he married Margaret Catherine, daughter of Walter Biggar. Dr. Blaikie was appointed Professor of Apologetics and Pastoral Theology in the New College by the Assembly of 1868; was Convener of the Home Mission Committee from 1874 to 1878; Moderator of the General Assembly in 1893; and resigned his chair in 1897. In addition to taking an active part in the general work of the Church, Professor Blaikie was a pioneer worker on educational and social lines. At various periods of his ministry and professoriate he edited the North British Review, the Sunday Magazine, the Catholic Presbyterian, and the Free Church Magazine. He died at North Berwick, 1899.

Publications.—Bible History. Bible Geography. Glimpses of the Inner Life of our Lord. Public Ministry and Pastoral Methods of our Lord. Six Lectures to the Working Classes. Better Days for Working People. For the Work of the Ministry. The Preachers of Scotland(Cunningham Lectures). The Personal Life of David Livingstone. Chalmers(“Famous Scots” Series), etc.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.307

He served in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire; and Pilrig, Edinburgh.

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

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


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BLAIR, SAMUEL CRAWFORD

Born 1813. Ordained at Ballygrainey, Ireland, 1838. Married, 1844, Elizabeth Masson. Settled at Sorbie, Wigtownshire, 1845. Became senior minister, 1864. Died, 1879.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1813 in Ireland, said to have been the son of William Park Blair and Eliza Crawford.

Marriage
He married Eliza Masson. She was born about 1808 in Ireland, the daughter of William Masson, Major of the 68th Regiment, and Elizabeth Reid.

Ministry
He was inducted to Sorbie, Wigtownshire, on 20th February, 1845. On 27th October, 1864, James Gorrie was ordained there as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died on 9th June, 1879, in Ballynure, County Antrim, Ireland. Eliza Masson or Blair died in 1878 at Glenvallagh, Sorbie, Wigtownshire (Registration: 1878 897/ 1 Sorbie).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Elizabeth Crawford Blair born on 12th November, 1844, in Ireland. She died on 3rd November, 1921, and is buried in Ballynure Cemetery, Ballynure, County Antrim, Ireland.

Source
Blair Society


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BLAKE, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1836. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained missionary to Madras in 1859. Married, 1864, Eliza Rice. Resigned, 1865. Went to New Zealand, and was settled in the Presbytery of Christchurch.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 2nd and baptized on 9th August, 1836, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the son of James Blake, male servant, and Jessie Largie. He was the brother of John Chalmers Blake.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1854. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1854-59.

Marriage
He married the daughter of the Rev. Benjamin Rice and Jane Peach Singer. Her father was for 50 years missionary of the London Missionary Society in Bangalore. She had a brother Henry who also served there and became a Church of Scotland missionary (FES, Vol.7, p.705).

Ministry
He was licensed and then ordained by the Free Church Presbytery of Edinburgh in 1859 and served at an English Presbyterian Church in Monmouthshire, Wales. He served as a missionary of the Free Church of Scotland in Madras, India, 1863-68. [So says the online source on New Zealand Presbyterian ministers – but Ewing is more likely to be accurate given the birth dates of his family – see below.] He then served in the Presbyterian Church in New Zealand, as follows: he was inducted as missionary to Maoris at Otago Heads, on 23rd March, 1869. He was inducted in Kaikorai, Dunedin, on 18th September, 1872, and he resigned in January, 1878. He was inducted in Prebbleton (Lincoln, Christchurch Presbytery) 1st July, 1879, and he resigned on 16th January, 1883. He was inducted in Tinwald and Flemington on 3rd June, 1884, and resigned on 14th March, 1894.

In 1896 he visited India where he had served as a Missionary.

Back in New Zealand he became minister at Halcombe, Manawatu Presbytery, in 1896, and retired on 6th November, 1901, because of a throat infection.

He left again for India.

Death
He died on 29th August, 1920, in India.

Family
They had issue, including:

(1) Alexander Charles Blake born in Bangalore, India, in 1862. He was educated in New Zealand: at Otago Boys’ High School and Canterbury College. For sixty years he served in education. At various periods he was a member of the Dominion executive of the New Zealand Educational Institute. After teaching, he was a member of various educational bodies: the Wellington Education Board; the Technical College Board of Governors; the Victoria College Council; and the Educational Broadcasting Advisory Committee. He was a Mason, an active Presbyterian, and had an interest in cricket, rugby and bowling. In 1898 he married Emma Vale Rowley, daughter of T. G. Rowley, of Timaru. He died on 25th December, 1942.

(2) Edward McCallum Blake born about 1864. He married (i) Mabel Charlotte Edge in New Zealand in 1897. She was born in New Zealand in 1876, the daughter of William Lawrence Edge and his wife Mary Maria. He divorced her in 1908 and married (ii) Martha Caroline Taylor in 1909. He was an architect in Wellington, New Zealand. He died in New Zealand in 1929.

Sources
Rootsweb

Familytreecircles

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register


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BLAKE, BUCHANAN, B.D.

Born at Pollokshaws, 1852. Son of Rev. J. C. Blake. Studied at the Universities, St. Andrews and Glasgow, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained as missionary to Bombay, 1876. Resigned, 1884. [List of Missionaries says he resigned 1885.] Settled at Clydebank, 1885. Married, 1879, Frances M. S. Honeyman.

Publication.—How to Read the Prophets, in five parts.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.270

He served in Hamilton Memorial, Clydebank, Renfrewshire, being inducted there on 26th November, 1885 (Minutes of the Free Presbytery of Dumbarton, NRS, CH3/80/2).

He was the son of John Chalmers Blake.


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BLAKE, JOHN CHALMERS, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1826. Brother of Rev. Alex. Blake. Studied at Aberdeen University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Pollokshaws, East, 1851. Married, the same year, Cecilia M. Waittet. Resigned, 1855. Employed in the Presbytery of Duns, 1856; removed to Presbytery of Dalkeith, 1859. Died, 1869.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 8th June, 1826, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the son of James Blake, male servant, and Janet Largie. He was the brother of Alexander Blake .

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1845-56.

Marriage
He married Cecilia Whittet on 23rd August, 1851, in Eastwood, Renfrewshire. She was born on 20th October and baptized on 9th November, 1824, in Perth, the daughter of Thomas Whittet, merchant and ship-owner, and Cecilia Hill.

Ministry
He was ordained in East, Pollokshaws, Renfrewshire. The birth places of his children tend to confirm Ewing’s account of his places of ministry after leaving Pollokshaws. From 1859 till 1863 he was Principal of Seton Castle School, East Lothian. This was a “first class boarding establishment for young gentlemen … special attention paid to Moral Training; no Corporal Punishment; Accommodation Unequalled in Extent and Suitableness. Terms: From Forty to Sixty Five Guineas per Annum” (The Scotsman, 2nd January, 1860, p.1).

Death
He died in 1869 in Dron, Perthshire. His wife died there in 1904.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Buchanan Blake born 20th October, 1852, in Eastwood, Renfrewshire. He became a Free Church minister.

(2) Arthur Mitchell Blake born 26th February, 1854, in Eastwood, Renfrewshire. He died on 12th June, 1879, in Newton, Australia.

(3) Cecilia Hill Blake born on 16th March, 1855, in Eastwood, Renfrewshire.

(4) Jessie Largie Blake, born in 1856 in Duns, Berwickshire. She died in 1891 in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, 1891.

(5) Isabella Mary Blake born 20th May, 1858, in Duns, Berwickshire. It is likely that, in 1883, she married Edward Hamilton Aitken, an Indian civil servant, and son of James A. Aitken, a Free Church Indian missionary. If so, she died in 1924 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(6) Joanna Blake born 4th July, 1859, in Tranent, East Lothian. She died there in 1862.

(7) Alexandrina Blake born 29th October, 1860, in Tranent, East Lothian.

(8) John Blake born 26th June, 1862, in Tranent, East Lothian.

(9) James George Russell Blake born 29th December, 1863, in Tranent, East Lothian. He died in the 1st quarter of 1920 in Kensington, London, England.

(10) William Blake born 1st January, 1869, in Dunbarney, Perthshire.


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BLYTH, ADAM

Born at Glasgow, 1818. Studied at Glasgow University. Ordained at Girvan, 1845. Married, 1848, Jane Allan. Resigned, 1867. Died, 1870.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in Glasgow, on 14th December, 1818, the son of George Blyth, shoe-maker.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1837. He worked in a lawyer’s office in Glasgow and London, England. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-44.

Marriage
He married Jane Allan, on 16th February, 1848, in Largs, Ayrshire, when the officiating minister was the Free Church minister there, David Buchan Dowie. She was baptized on 20th November, 1825, in Cumbrae, Bute, the daughter of Robert Allan, Esq., and Jean Hunter.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Ayr on 11th July, 1844. He was ordained in Girvan, Ayrshire, on 27th March, 1845. He resigned his charge in May, 1867.

Death
He died on 10th March, 1879 in Logie, Perthshire. His wife died in 1864 in Girvan, Ayrshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jane Hunter Blyth baptized on 13th January, 1850, in Girvan, Ayrshire. She married Gordon Webster, a Free Church minister, in 1875 in Kelvin, Glasgow. She died in 1926 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(2) Marion Mackay Blyth born on 22nd April, 1856, in Girvan, Ayrshire. She lived for a time in New Zealand where her brother was. She died on 21st December, 1899, in Belfast, Ireland. She is commemorated on her brother John George’s grave stone.

(3) John George Blyth born 1st April, 1858, in Girvan, Ayrshire. He graduated from Glasgow University M.A. (1877) and LL.B. (1891). He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand on 5th June, 1885. He died on 9th July, 1894, in Christchurch, New Zealand and was buried in Addington Cemetery there. The inscription on the gravestone reads:

“In loving memory of

John George BLYTH, M.A., L.L.B.

Who died 9th July 1894

Aged 36 years

and Marion Mackay BLYTH

Died at Belfast, Ireland, 21st Decr 1891”

Source
Flickr

New Zealand Herald, Volume XXII, Issue 7347, 6th June, 1885, p.3

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


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BLYTH, ROBERT BRITTAIN

Born at Edinburgh, 1821. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained missionary to Madras, 1852. Resigned, 1860, and retired to Edinburgh. [List of Missionaries says he resigned 1858.] The strain of ceaseless labours and the harrowing anxieties of the Indian Mutiny restricted his period of active service to about five and a half years; but in the congregation in Edinburgh to which he gave his strength, thirty names were inscribed upon its missionary roll during his connection with it.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1821 in Edinburgh, the son of Robert Blyth, commission agent, and Barbara Cooper. In 1841 he was a practical engineer’s apprentice.

Education
He graduated B.A. from Edinburgh University on 23rd April, 1845; and M.A. on 25th April, 1846. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1845-1852.

Other
He was employed as a teacher during much of the time after his return from India. He lived at 3 Abbotsford Park, Edinburgh, and thereafter at various addresses in Mansionhouse Road, Edinburgh.

Death
He died in 1906 in Grange, Edinburgh.


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BOGLE, ANDREW

Born at Hamilton, 1832. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Callander, 1857. Married, 1860, Catherine Nisbet Blyth; and, 1870, Sophia Stewart Cree. Retired to Edinburgh, 1892. Died, 1900.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in February, 1832, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, the son of William Bogle, Esq., and Janet Yuill.

Education
He attended St John’s Grammar School, Hamilton. He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1848 and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1851-55.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Catherine Nisbet Blyth in the 1st quarter of 1860 in Pancras, London, England. She was born on 22nd May and baptized on 21st August, 1840, in Kettle, Fife, the daughter of David Blyth and Mary Ann Denning. David Blyth was one of the first elders to be ordained by Edward Irving in Caledonian Church, London.

(2) Sophia Stewart Cree in 1870 in Milton, Glasgow. She was born on 26th February and baptized on 23rd March, 1831, the daughter of John Cree, ship-owner, and Catherine Bannerman.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Hamilton in August, 1855. He went to Callander, Perthshire, in 1855 but was not ordained there till 5th November, 1857, when the restriction placed on him as a non-Gaelic speaker was removed. Charles Keith served as his assistant for a time in 1880. H. A. A. Kennedy was ordained here as his colleague and successor in 1893. On retirement he lived in Edinburgh at 22 Newbattle Terrace.

Death
He died on 19th January, 1900, at 22 Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh. Catherine Blyth or Bogle died in 1868 in Callander, Perthshire. Sophia Stewart Cree or Bogle died in 1913 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Family
He and his first wife had issue:

(1) William Blyth Bogle born on 8th November, 1863, in Callander, Perthshire. He married Isabella Donnachie in 1885 in Perth. He died on 29th August, 1943, in Dundee.

(2) David Blyth Bogle born on 28th June, 1868, in Callander, Perthshire. He was educated at Edinburgh Royal High School and Edinburgh University from where he graduated M.A. He emigrated to British Columbia, Canada, in 1891, where he owned and edited newspapers. He died in 1922 in Canada.

(3) Andrew Nisbet Bogle born 28th June,1868, in Callander, Perthshire. He became a Free Church minister.

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


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BOGLE, ANDREW NISBET, M.A.

Son of foregoing. Born at Callander, 1868. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Larbert, 1896. Married, the same year, Ellen M. M’Culloch.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.571

He was the son of Andrew Bogle.

He served in Larbert, Stirlingshire.


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BONAR, ANDREW ALEXANDER, D.D.

Born at Edinburgh, 1810. Studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained at Collace, Perthshire, 1838. In 1839 he visited the Continent and Palestine along with Dr. Black, Dr. Keith, and his friend M’Cheyne on a mission of inquiry to the Jews. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1848, Isabella Dickson. Translated, 1856, to Finnieston, Glasgow. [Vol. 2, under Finnieston, but not under Collace, says he was translated in 1858.] In 1878 Dr. Bonar was Moderator of the General Assembly which met that year in Glasgow. The same year his congregation removed from the Mission Church at Finnieston to a more commodious building in the west end of the city. Became senior minister, 1891. The name of Andrew Bonar will always be associated with that of the man whose biographer he became—R. M. M’Cheyne. Dr. Bonar entered whole-heartedly into every Revival movement in his day, notably into that led by the American evangelists, Moody and Sankey. Died, 1892.

Publications.—Narrative of a Mission of Inquiry to the Jews. Memoir and Remains of R. M. McCheyne. Additional Remains. A Commentary on Leviticus. An Exposition of the Psalms. Memoir of David Sandeman. An Edition of the Letters of Samuel Rutherford. Posthumous.—Diary and Letters. Edited by his daughter, Marjory Bonar. Wayside Wells: Thoughts for Sabbath Evenings.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.200

For some ministerial connections, see the Bonar Tree.

He served in Collace, Perthshire; and Finnieston, Glasgow.

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

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Bonar, Andrew A.

Andrew Bonar – Pastor and Evangelist in Finlayson, Sandy, Unity and Diversity: The Founders of the Free Church of Scotland, Christian Focus Publications, Fearn, Scotland, 2010


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BONAR, HORATIUS, D.D.

Brother of foregoing. Born at Edinburgh, 1808. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at North Church, Kelso, 1838. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1843, Jane Catherine Lundie. Translated, 1866, to Chalmers’ Memorial Church, Grange, Edinburgh, of which he was the first minister. In 1883 Dr. Bonar was Moderator of General Assembly. Became senior minister, 1886. The name of Horatius Bonar is known in all branches of the Church of Christ and on both sides of the Atlantic through his hymns, many of which are to be found in the collections of all the Reformed Churches. His preaching was that of a strong and cogent intellect, clear, well-defined, and simple, moving on the lines of evangelical truth. Died, 1889.

Publications.—Dr. Bonar edited at different periods of his ministry:The Kelso Tracts. The Journal of Prophecy. The Christian Treasury. Poetical Works: Hymns of Faith and Hope, 3 vols.Song of the New Creation. My Old Letters. Hymns of the Nativity. Communion Hymns. Until the Day Break.Other Works: A Stranger Here. Memoir of John Milne. Catechisms of the Scottish Reformation. The Desert of Sinai. The Land of Promise.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.74

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Bonar, Horatius

For some ministerial connections, see the Lundy and Bonar Trees.

He served in North, Kelso, Roxburghshire; and Grange, Edinburgh.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Horatius Bonar


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BONAR, HORATIUS NINIAN

Son of foregoing. Born at Kelso, 1860. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Salton, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.66

He served in Salton and Bolton, East Lothian.

For some ministerial connections, see the Bonar Tree.


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BONAR, JOHN, D.D.

Son of Rev. Archibald Bonar of Cramond. Born, 1799. Studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained at Larbert, 1826. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Had charge of both Larbert and Dunipace. Translated, 1846, to Aberdeen, South; and, 1848, to Glasgow, Renfield. Having supplied Côté Church, Montreal, for a time, Dr. Bonar became deeply interested in the Colonies, and was in 1854 appointed secretary of the Free Church Colonial and Continental Committees. Died, 1863.


Supplementary Information

John Archibald Bonar

FES, Vol.4, p.312

He served in Larbert, Stirlingshire; South, Aberdeen; and Renfield, Glasgow.

For some ministerial connections, see the Bonar Tree.

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


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BONAR, JOHN JAMES, D.D.

Brother of Horatius and Andrew Bonar. Born, 1803. Studied at Edinburgh University. Became assistant to Dr. Scott of the Middle Church, Greenock. Ordained first minister of St. Andrew’s, Greenock, 1835. Married, 1838, Isabella Watt. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1888. Died, 1891.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.204

He served in St. Andrew’s, Greenock –, Renfrewshire.

For some ministerial connections, see the Bonar Tree.

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


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BONELLIE, ROBERT

Born at Sinclairtown, Fife, 1857. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Rousay, 1889. Translated, 1894, to Darvel, Ayrshire. Married, 1889, Marion G. Bailey and, 1899, Kate Turnbull.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.135

He served in Rousay and Egilshay, Orkney; and Darvel, Ayrshire.


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BOOTH, GEORGE

Born in Banffshire, 1850. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Cleland, Lanarkshire 1879. Loosed from his charge, 1882, and believed to have gone to America.


Supplementary Information

George Buchan Booth, LL.D.

Background
George Buchan or Booth was born on 16th and baptized on 24th November, 1846, in Forglen, Banffshire, the son of William Booth and Elizabeth Buchan.

Education
He took a post-graduate course in Wooster University, Ohio, USA.

Marriage
In 1889, he married Frances Ada Brown, daughter of James Brown of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow on 14th May, 1879. He was called to Cleland, Lanarkshire, on 19th August and ordained there on 30th September, 1879. At the time of his induction it was stated: “This church was begun as a mission station about four years ago, and was sanctioned as a regular charge by last General Assembly. The place of worship is a recently built neat brick church, seated for 400, and is now within £100 of being free of debt.”

He emigrated to the USA and lived first in Indianapolis, Indiana, before accepting a call in 1887 to be pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, West Mill Creek, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA. He later lived in Canada; and in New York State; Carroll, Iowa; Trumbull, Ohio; and Moorhead, Minnesota, USA.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Anna Beatrice Booth born in 1891 in Pennsylvania, USA.

(2) George Cameron Booth born on 11th March, 1892, in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA. He enrolled in the School of Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA. He served in the US army in WW1 and thereafter he had a distinguished career in the art world. He married Pearle. He died in 1980.

(3) Isabella Home Booth born in 1892 in Pennsylvania, USA.

(4) Lauris Paul Booth born in 1895 in Pennsylvania, USA. He married Claire Campbell Clingan. She was born on 26th October, 1898, in Trumbull, Ohio, USA, the daughter of Thomas Clingan and Catherine Campbell. He served in WW1 and WW2.

(5) Norman Francis Booth born 1897 in Pennsylvania, USA. He served in WW1 and at that time was living in Warren Ohio, USA.

Source

MNHistoryMagazine

Trumbullmemory

Familytreemaker


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BORROWMAN, PATRICK

Born at Edinburgh, 1813. Studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained at Glencairn—the birthplace of James Renwick, the martyr, 1837. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married Helen Grierson, 1848. Became senior minister, 1886. Before and after the crisis of 1843, Mr. Borrowman was indefatigable as a diffuser of the evangel, and defender of the rights and liberties of Christ’s people. Died, 1899.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.316

He served in Glencairn, Dumfries-shire.

For family connections, see the Calder Mackintosh Tree.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Patrick Borrowman.


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BOWIE, FREDERICK GATHERER, M.A.

Born in Orkney. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1895, as missionary to the New Hebrides. Stationed at Aneityum. Married, 1896, Jeanie Birse Mutch.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.568

Ward and Prentis, Presbyterian Ministers, p.16


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BOWIE, JAMES

Born, 1822. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Sent by the Free Church Colonial Committee to Canada, 1854, where he was ordained minister of Guelph, Ontario, 1855. Returned to this country, 1874. Received by the Reformed Presbyterian Synod, and settled at Dunscore, Craig, the same year. Joined the Free Church at the Union, 1876. Married, 1855, Janet Brash; and, 1880, Catherine W. Thomson. Died, 1887.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.2

He served in Craig, Dunscore, Dumfries-shire.

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


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BOWIE, JOHN SHARP, B.D.

Born at Glasgow, 1847. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dunblane, 1874. Married, 1875, Mary Arabella M’Neill. Translated, 1887, to Chalmers’ Territorial Church, West Port, Edinburgh.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.6

He served in Dunblane, Perthshire; and West Port (Chalmers’ Territorial), Edinburgh.


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BOYD, ARNOLD, M.A.

Son of Rev. D. C. Boyd. Born in Bombay, 1870. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Dalry, Ayrshire, 1897. Married, 1899, Mary Lucas Braid.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.352

For some family connections, see the Laird Tree.

He served in Dalry, Ayrshire.


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BOYD, DAVID

Born at Glasgow, 1829. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at North Church, Greenock, 1864. Married, 1865, Eliza Ann Laird. Died, 1900.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 4th November and baptized on 12th December, 1829, in Gorbals, Lanarkshire, the son of William Boyd, teacher, and Agnes Cameron. For some family connections, see the Laird Tree.

Education
He was educated at Glasgow Grammar School. He enrolled in St Andrews University 1851-55 and New College, Edinburgh, 1856-59.

Marriage
He married Eliza Ann Laird on 7th September, 1865, in Dundee. She was born on 20th September and baptized on 18th October, 1840, in Abottshall, Fife, the daughter of Alexander Oswald Laird, parish minister there, and Agnes Boswell. Her father became a Free Church minister.

Ministry
He was ordained to North, Greenock, Renfrewshire, on 6th October, 1864.

Death
He died on 10th February, 1900, in Greenock, Renfrewshire. His wife died there in 1922.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Dugald Boyd born on 28th May, 1866, in Greenock, Renfrewshire. He died there in 1951.

(2) Alexander Laird Boyd born on 20th October, 1867, in Greenock, Renfrewshire. He married Karen Marie Laeser. He died on 13th July, 1945, in Sistersville, Tyler County, West Virginia, USA, of myocardial insufficiency due to arterio-schlerosis, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville.

(3) Agnes Boswell Laird Boyd born on 8th April,1869, in Greenock, Renfrewshire. She died there that same year.

(4) David Boyd, born on 24th May, 1870, in Greenock, Renfrewshire. He married Rosa Louise Connor at the Tontine Hotel, Greenock, Renfrewshire, on 23rd June, 1904.

(5) Eliza Ann Boyd born on 7th October, 1873, in Greenock, Renfrewshire. She died there in 1960.


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BOYD, DUGALD CAMERON, M.A.

Brother of above. Born at Glasgow, 1832. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained minister of the English-speaking congregation at Bombay. Married, 1867, Eliza Marion Butcher. Resigned, 1877. Settled at Portsoy, Banffshire, 1879. Appointed secretary of the Anglo-Indian Evangelisation Society, 1895. Died, 1898.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 20th May and baptized on 26th August, 1832, in Gorbals, Lanarkshire, the son of William Boyd, teacher, and Agnes Cameron. For some family connections, see the Laird Tree.

Education
He studied at St Andrews University, Fife, and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1856-61.

Marriage
He married Eliza Marianne Butcher. She was born on 11th July, and baptized on 15th October, 1840, in Vepery, Madras, India, the daughter of James Edward Butcher, of the Indian Army, and Mary Toune.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh in 1861. Prior to ordination he was assistant to McFarlane of Dalkeith. On 19th November, 1863, he was ordained by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh to the pastoral charge of the Free Church congregation in Bombay, India. During his time there, he served as an examiner in the University and was registrar for three years. He also wrote regularly for the Time of India and the Indian Statesman.

Back in Scotland he was assistant to Laidlaw of West, Aberdeen, before being settled in Portsoy, Banffshire, in 1879. He resigned his charge on 12th July, 1895 and became secretary of the Anglo-Indian Evangelisation Society till 1898, when he resigned due to ill health.

Death
He died on 3rd December, 1898, at the Free Church Manse, Dalry, Ayrshire, of a heart affection.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Herbert Cameron Boyd born on 2nd June, 1868, in Bombay, India. He married Ethel Maria Waldock on 26th September, 1899, in Wandsworth, London, England. She was born on 8th May, 1876, in Colombo, Ceylon. She died on 30th November, 1960, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He died on 9th June, 1936, in Wainwright, Alberta, Canada.

(2) Hugh Arthur Boyd born in 1870 in Bombay, India. He studied at Balliol College, Oxford, England, 1888-1890. He was selected for the civil service of India and died in Orissa, India, in 1895.

(3) Arnold Boyd born on 17th September, 1870, and baptized on 4th December, 1871 in Bombay, India. He was a Free Church minister.

(4) Guy Westwood Boyd born on 19th August, and baptized on 27th November, 1872, in Bombay, India.

(5) Winifred Boyd baptized on 21st April, 1875, in Bombay, India.

(6) William Boyd born on 21st June, 1885, in Portsoy, Banffshire. He graduated in medicine from Edinburgh University in 1908, and went on to become trained and accredited as a neurologist, psychiatrist, and pathologist. He worked in various places in England till WW1 when he served in the Royal Army Medical Corps in Flanders.He then moved to Canada. In June, 1919, he married Enid Christie, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister in Winnipeg. He became a Professor of Pathology in the Manitoba Medical College at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and published medical text-books, which made him well known internationally. He moved to the University of Toronto, Canada, and, ultimately, to the University of British Columbia, Canada. He died of pneumonia on 10th March , 1979, in Toronto, aged 93.

Source
The Scotsman, 5th December, 1898, p.9

Freepages

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Aberdeen Alumni at Other Universities, compiled by John Harrower, Oxford and Cambridge, 1910, p.43.


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BOYD, JAMES, M.A.

Born, 1810. Studied at Glasgow University and United Associate Synod Divinity Hall. Ordained at Brechin, 1835. Admitted a minister of the Free Church, 1845. Settled at Polmont, 1846. Resigned, 1867. Died, 1885.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 1st May, 1810, in Beith, Ayrshire, the son of James Boyd and Hanna Muir.

Education
He entered the United Secession Divinity Hall in 1826. He graduated M.A. from Glasgow University in 1829.

Marriage
He married Isabella Neill in 1836, the marriage being recorded in Brechin, Angus, and South Leith, Edinburgh. She was born in Edinburgh about 1807, the daughter of John Neill, architect, and Helen Neill.

Ministry
He was ordained on 26th August, 1835, in Brechin, City Road, Anti-burgher Church. On 12th August, 1845 – in the midst of the atonement controversy – he intimated his intention to join the Free Church. He was admitted to the Free Church and was inducted to Polmont, Stirlingshire, in September, 1846.

Death
He died on 14th April, 1885, in Pancras, London, England, and his wife died there in the 1st quarter of 1883.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Helen Neill Hannah Muir Boyd born on 19th December, 1837, and baptized on 7th January, 1838, in Brechin, Angus. She died in the 4th quarter of 1904 in Marylebone, London, England.

(2) James Boyd born on 11th March, 1839, and baptized on 31st March, 1839, in Brechin, Angus.

(3) John Neill Boyd born on 15th and baptized on 29th December, 1844, in Brechin, Angus.

(4) Hannah M. Boyd born about 1846 in Polmont, Stirlingshire.

Sources
Small, History, Vol., 2, p.90

MacKelvie, W., Annals, pp.82, 679


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BOYD, JOHN SLOAN, M.A.

Born in Ayrshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Aberlour, Banffshire, 1895.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.450

He served in Aberlour, Banffshire.


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BOYD, ROBERT MASSON, M.A.

Born, Kilmarnock, 1846. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and at Göttingen. Ordained at Glenbervie, 1875. Married, 1878, Mary Falconer.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.405

He served in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire.

He had a son, William Falconer Boyd, who was a United Free Church minister: FUFC, p.90.


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BOYD, ROBERT S.

Born in Ayrshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained missionary to the New Hebrides.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 20th April, 1865, in Dalry, Ayrshire, the son of John Boyd and Elizabeth Anderson. His father was at different times a pitheadman, a railway surfaceman, and a railway servant. Robert Boyd himself was an apprentice cabinet maker and a clerk, before undertaking missionary work.

Marriage
He married Mary Young Paterson on 24th April, 1901. She was born in 1868 in Sydney, New South Wales, the daughter of Robert Smith Paterson and Mary McKechnie Young.

Ministry
He retired from the mission field in 1929 after 30 years of service.

Death
He died in 1940 in Queensland. His wife died in 1927 in Wintua, S.W. Bay, Malekula, Vanuatu.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) A child who died shortly after birth.

(2) Robert Paterson Boyd born on 19th July, 1903, in Ambrim, Vanuatu. He married Helen Steele Martin Swan on 6th September, 1938, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He died on 12th December, 1968, in Exeter, Devon.

(3) John Anderson Boyd born in 1905 in Mosman, New South Wales. He studied agriculture and ended up as Inspector of Lands, Agriculture and Stock with the Department of the Interior, Australia. He served with the Australian forces in WW2. He died on 29th December, 1954, in Canberra, Australia.

Sources
The Sydney Morning Herald, 5th December, 1929

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BRAID, WILLIAM

Born at Livingstone, 1819. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained for Madeira, 1858. Resigned, 1862. Married, 1858, Jean Gordon. Died, 1899.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 26th December, 1819 in Livingston, West Lothian, the son of James Braid and Mary Cowan. He was a nephew of Dr James Cowan of Dildawn, Kirkcudbrightshire. This gentleman left his estate to the Free Church and his nephew, William Braid, claimed an allowance from the residue of the estate (The Scotsman, 27th May, 1889).

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1849-1852.

Marriage
He married Jean Gordon on 20th October, 1858, in Heriot, Edinburgh. She was born in Edinburgh on 25th August, 1829, the daughter of Robert Gordon, minister, and Isabella Campbell. He was therefore the brother-in-law of Donald Campbell Gordon and Robert Gordon, Free Church ministers.

Ministry
On 6th October, 1858, the Presbytery of Edinburgh approved the appointment by the Colonial Committee of William Braid of Rothesay to the pastoral charge of the Scotch Presbyterian congregation in Madeira. The Committee would provide £150 per annum and the congregation would provide an additional annual sum of £100.

After his ministry in Madeira he resided in England. In 1881 he was a “school master Presbyterian minister without cure”.

Death
He died in the 2nd quarter of 1899 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. His wife died 2nd October, 1910, in Wirral, Cheshire, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Isabella Campbell Braid born about 1860 in Madeira. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1898 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.

(2) Marion C. Braid born about 1861 in Madeira. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1937 in Wirral, Cheshire, England.

(3) Roberta Gordon Braid born on 4th November, 1862, in Clunie, Perthshire. She died in the 4th quarter of 1943 in Wirral, Cheshire, England.

(4) James Cowan Braid born about 1867. He died in the 4th quarter of 1875 in Wirral, Cheshire, England.

Source
The Scotsman, 9th October, 1858


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BRAIDWOOD, JOHN, M.A.

Born, 1810. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained as missionary to Madras, 1840. Married, the same year, Isabella Murray. Resigned, 1860. Died, 1878. [List of Missionaries says he died 1875.]

Publications.—True Yokefellows in the Mission Field,etc.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 25th May and baptized on 13th June, 1810, in Galston, Ayrshire, the son of George Braidwood and Margaret Smith.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1825 and graduated M.A. in 1830. As he was ordained before the New College was formed and there is no sign of enrolment in their records, we can conclude that he didn’t study in New College, Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married Isabella Adams Murray on 7th August, 1840, in Edinburgh. She was born on 17th February and baptized on 3rd April, 1809, in Scoonie, Fife, the daughter of Peter Murray and Elizabeth Adams.

Ministry
He was ordained to Madras in August 1840 and served there till 1852; and again from 1855 till 1860. Thereafter he lived at Minto Street, Edinburgh.

Death
He died on 30th April, 1875, in Newington, Edinburgh. His wife died in the 1st quarter of 1877 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Peter Murray Braidwood born about 1842 in Madras, India. He married Lydia Mary Cunnington in the 3rd quarter of 1889 in Devizes, Wiltshire, England. He made his mark on the medical world, being a writer on medical matters and the promoter, for example, of the Birkenhead Children’s Hospital, Cheshire, England. He died in the 1st quarter of 1905 in Newbury, Berkshire, England.

(2) Margaret Braidwood born about 1843 in Madras, India. She died in 1889 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.

(3) Isabella Murray Braidwood born about 1846 in Madras, India. She married Francis Vacher in the 1st quarter of 1881 in Islington, London, England. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1887 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.

Sources
Nationalarchives

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


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BRANDER, WILLIAM GORDON, M.A.

Born in Aberdeenshire, 1844. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Alford, 1871. Married, in 1872, Davina Hill Sutherland. Resigned, 1896.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 28th November, 1843, in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, the son of James Brander, shoemaker, and Jane Gordon.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1866-1870.

Marriage
He married Davina Hill Sutherland on 18th June, 1872, in Duddingston, Edinburgh. She was baptized on 11th August, 1846, in Duddingston, Edinburgh, the daughter of John Sutherland and Margaret Hill.

Ministry
He was called to Alford, Aberdeenshire, in 1871. He resigned his charge on 11th August, 1896.

Death
He died on 25th December, 1903, in Portobello, Edinburgh. His wife died there in 1919.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Davina Hill Sutherland Brander, born on 9th April, 1873, registered both in Duddingston, Edinburgh, and in Alford, Aberdeenshire. She died in 1958 in Uphall, West Lothian.

(2) Eliza Caroline Emily Brander born on 6th November, 1874, in Alford, Aberdeenshire. She died in Newington, Edinburgh, 1958.

(3) William Hill Gordon Brander born in 1877 in Alford, Aberdeenshire. He died on 16th April, 1918, lost at sea, off East Africa, when his ship was torpedoed.

(4) James Aeneas Simpson Brander born in 1878, in Alford, Aberdeenshire. He married Celia Johnston in 1903 in St Giles, Edinburgh. He died in 1935 in Leith, Edinburgh.

(5) John Swinton C. Brander born in 1883, in Alford, Aberdeenshire. He died in 1920 in George Square, Edinburgh.

(6) Alexander K. Brander born in 1885 in Alford, Aberdeenshire. He died in 1925 in George Square, Edinburgh.

(7) Jean Cruickshank Brander born in 1889 in Alford, Aberdeenshire.

Source
Warmemscot


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BRECHIN, JOHN, M.A.

Born in Aberdeenshire, 1838. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Shandon, 1875. He was loosed from his charge, 1881. Died, 1882.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1838 in Aberdeen, the son of Henry Brechin, moulder, and Margaret Melvin.

Education
He studied in Aberdeen University from 1858 and graduated M.A.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow in 1872. He was ordained to Shandon, Dunbartonshire, in 1875. A fama was raised against him, which the Presbytery examined and refused to act on. But one of his elders presented a libel against him alleging eight counts of intoxication. The courts of the church were divided over the evidence presented and all the original counts were either withdrawn or found not guilty or not proven. But a few months after he was acquitted, he broke down completely in the pulpit. He put himself in the hands of the Presbytery. Under examination, he acknowledged that he took spirits on that day. The Presbytery resolved to suspend him from the ministry, sine die because he had taken spirits contrary to a long-standing pledge to abstain. He presented his resignation and he was loosed from his charge on 7th December, 1881.

Death
He died in 1882 in St Nicholas, Aberdeen.

Family
There is no sign that he ever married.

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


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BREMNER, HENRY, D.D. (GLASGOW)

Born at Drumblade, Aberdeenshire, 1842. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and at Tübingen. Ordained at Partick, High, 1872. Married, 1875, Annie Murray. Dr. Bremner was clerk of the Presbytery of Glasgow for a number of years.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.238

He served in High, Partick, Glasgow.


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BREMNER, ROBERT, M.A.

Born at Keith, 1813. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions of Adherence to the Free Church. Ordained at Glasgow, Gorbals, 1843. Married, 1860, Barbara Locke. Became senior minister, 1890. Died, 1895.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 10th and baptized on 22nd February, 1813, in Keith, Banffshire, the son of Kennedy Bremner, farmer, and Margaret Shand.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in March, 1836.

Marriage
He married Barbara Locke on 17th April, 1860, at 6 Comely Bank, Edinburgh. She was baptized on 9th June, 1822 in Dumfries, the daughter of Robert Locke and Mary Copeland.

Ministry
“Robert Bremner, Erskine, Paisley” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Gorbals, Glasgow. By 19th February, 1891, John Robertson was inducted here as his colleague and successor. At that stage there were 230 members on the roll. On 17th November, 1893, the congregation held a social meeting in the Grand National Hall to celebrate Robert Bremner’s jubilee.

Death
He died on 2nd May, 1895, at 5 Maxwell Drive, Pollokshields, the death being registered in Kinning Park, Glasgow. His wife died in 1895 in Kinning Park, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Andrew Kennedy Bremner born on 9th May, 1865, in Tradeston, Glasgow. He died in 1887 in Kinning Park, Glasgow.

(2) Robert Locke Bremner born 29th June, 1862, in Tradeston, Glasgow. He graduated from Glasgow University, M.A. (1886) and B.L. (1891). He was a writer. He married Christina Bryce Fowler in 1895 in Kelvin, Glasgow. She was born on 1st December, 1874, in Urquhart and Logie Wester, Ross and Cromarty, the daughter of Murdo Fowler and Christina Bryce. He died on 23rd August, 1918, in Hillhead, Glasgow.

Source
The Scotsman, 18th November, 1893, p.9


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BREWSTER, JAMES, D.D. (GLASGOW)

Son of James Brewster, rector of Jedburgh Grammar School; brother of Sir David Brewster. Born, 1777. Studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained at Craig, 1804. Married, the same year, Janet Crichton. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1847.

Publications.—Besides articles in the Edinburgh Encyclopaedia and in various periodicals, he publishedLectures on the Acts. Lectures on the Sermon on the Mount. Life of Rev. John Newton, etc.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.386

He served in Craig, Angus.

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


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BRIMS, DONALD, M.A.

Born in Caithness, 1858. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Keiss, Caithness, 1891. Married, 1896, Margaret Mackay.


Supplementary Information

FUFC,p.197

He served in Keiss, Caithness.


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BRODIE, JAMES, M.A.

Born in parish of Fordoun, 1800. Studied at Aberdeen University. Ordained assistant and successor to Dr. Samuel Martin of Monimail, 1829. Married, 1830, Margaret Martin. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Mr. Brodie was clerk of the Free Synod of Fife for several years. Died, 1878.

PublicationsThe Alphabet Explained. The Rational Creation. The Antiquity and Nature of Man, etc.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.167

He served in Monimail , Fife.

For some ministerial connections, see the Miller Martin Tree.

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


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BRODIE, JAMES

Born, Dunkeld, 1830. Lost his sight when three months old. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ormiston, 1875. Married, 1864, Jessie Tennent. Died, 1887.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 28th December, 1830, and baptized on 18th January, 1831, in Dunkeld, Perthshire, the son of James Brodie, Esq. Of Polder, wood merchant, and Catherine Moon. In 1851, he appears in the census as a “literary student; Disability: blind”.

Education
He was educated privately, and then attended Perth Academy. He studied at Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1864-68.

Marriage
He married Jessie Tennent on 5th July, 1864, in Dunkeld, Perthshire. She was born in Edinburgh about 1838, the daughter of John Tennent, stationer, and Jessie Robertson.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dunkeld on 30th June, 1868. He was ordained to Ormiston and Pathhead, East Lothian, on 5th August, 1875.

Death
He died suddenly on 21st February, 1887, at Ormiston House, Ormiston, East Lothian. His wife died in 1907 in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jessie Catherine Moon Brodie born on 14th January, 1866, in St Andrew, Edinburgh. She married Archibald A. Blair in 1895 in Newington, Edinburgh. She died in the 1st quarter of 1939 in Hampstead, London, England.

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


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BRODIE, NEIL

Born at Campbeltown, 1813. Studied at Glasgow University. Ordained at Kilmarnock, St. Andrew’s, 1842. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Shandon, 1844; and to Pollokshaws, West, 1862. Became senior minister, 1882. Died, 1892.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.111

He served in St. Andrew’s, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire; Shandon, Dunbartonshire; and West, Pollokshaws, Renfrewshire.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Neil Brodie.


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BROOM, WILLIAM

Born at Glasgow, 1857. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Leuchars, 1883. Married, 1891, Jane Helen Goode.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.376

He served in Leuchars , Fife.


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BROUN, HUGH MCBRYDE

Born, 1806. Son of Sir James Broun, Bart. Ordained at Brydekirk, Dumfries-shire, 1836. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Lochmaben, 1843. Married, 1854, Elizabeth Carruthers. Became senior minister, 1862. Died, 1866.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.242

He was the son of Sir James Broun. This man had various ministerial connections:

He was the son of Richard Broun, minister in Lochmaben, Dumfries-shire.

His sister, Elizabeth Broun married Abraham Nivison, minister of Middlebie, Dumfries-shire; they had three sons who were ministers: Alexander Nivison, Roberton (whose daughter Elizabeth Broun Nivison married James Ogilvie, a Church of Scotland missionary); Richard Nivison, Middlebie; and William Brown Nivison, Kirtle.

His sister, Robina Broun, married Henry Laurie, also minister of Lochmaben.

He served in Lochmaben, Dumfries-shire.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: H. McBryde Broun.

See here for a family tree; and here for a portrait.


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BROWN, ALEXANDER

Born at Slamannan, 1811. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained colleague and successor at Ruthwell, 1845. Married, the same year, Margaret Swan; and, 1862, Isabella Duncan. Became senior minister, 1886. Died, 1887.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 13th and baptized on 22nd July, 1811, in Slamannan, Stirlingshire, the son of Robert Brown and Janet Dansken.

Education
He was educated at the local parish school. He entered Edinburgh University in 1834, studying both Arts and Divinity there. He enrolled in New College, for one year, in 1843, with matriculation number 1.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Margaret Swan on 19th July, in Forgan, Fife. She was born on 15th and baptized on 16th June, 1816, in Dundee, the daughter of Charles Swan and Elizabeth Mackay.

(2) Isabella Duncan on 17th September, 1862, in Dunbar, East Lothian. She was born about 1809 in England, the daughter of George Duncan, merchant, and Christian Currie. This George Duncan was the brother of Henry Duncan, a Free Church minister. See also the Duncan Tree.

Ministry
He was ordained in Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire, in 1845, as colleague and successor to Henry Duncan, who died the following year. In 1886 Andrew Angus was ordained as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died on 9th September, 1887, in Grange, Edinburgh. Margaret Brown or Swan died in 1861 in Mouswald, Dumfries-shire. Isabella Duncan or Brown died in 1878 in Mouswald, Dumfries-shire.

Family
He had issue by his first wife including:

(1) Robert Brown born about 1847 in Mouswald, Dumfries-shire.

(2) Elizabeth Mackie Brown born about 1850 in Mouswald, Dumfries-shire. She died in 1926 in Colinton, Edinburgh.

(3) James Greig Brown born about 1854 in Mouswald, Dumfries-shire. He died in 1924 in Dryfesdale, Dumfries-shire.

(4) Janet Dansken Brown, born on 3rd July, 1857, in Mouswald, Dumfries-shire. She died in 1928 in Dumfries.

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


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BROWN, ALEXANDER

Born at Dunoon, 1825. Studied at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kingston, Glasgow, 1856. Died, 1860.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born (or baptised) on 20th July, 1825 in Inverchaolain, Argyll, the son of Alexander Brown, ship’s captain, and Catherine Campbell.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1844. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1848-52.

Ministry
He was ordained to Kingston, Glasgow on 20th November, 1856. He lived at 21 Roseland Terrace, Cumberland Street, Glasgow.

Death
He died on 9th November, 1860, at 1 Argyll Place, Rothesay, Bute (Registration: 1860 558/ 157 Rothesay).

Family
He never married.

Source
Dumfries and Galloway Standard, 14th November, 1860


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BROWN, ALEXANDER

Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained for Madeira, 1856. Returned to Scotland the following summer, when he married Jane Thomson. On his way out again he was prostrated with yellow fever at Lisbon, and died two days after landing.


Supplementary Information

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


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BROWN, ALEXANDER BAIRD, M.A.

Born at Irvine, 1847. Studied at Glasgow University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lerwick, 1877. Married, 1877, Jane Matheson Rae. Translated, 1881, to Kilbirnie. For some years Mr. Brown acted as clerk to the Presbytery of Irvine. Died, 1894.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 6th and baptised on 19th June, 1847, in Dundonald, Ayrshire, the son of James Drummond Brown, Captain, and Agnes Baird.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Glasgow University in 1869. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1867-71. [His obituary has him graduating at the age of 17.]

Marriage
He married Jeanie Mathieson Rae on 12th July, 1877, at 160 Renfrew Street, Glasgow (Registration: 1877 644/7 226 Blythswood). She was born about 1847 in Edinburgh, the daughter of George Rae, keeper of Holyrood Palace, and Catherine Seton.

Ministry
He was assistant to James Fairbairn in Newhaven before being ordained in Lerwick (St. Olaf’s), Shetland, in 1877. On 28th December, 1880, he was elected as colleague and successor of Samuel Spence in East, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, and was inducted there on 31st March, 1881. Samuel Spence died in 1891. Brown resigned his charge on 11th September, 1894. He was clerk of Presbytery from 1888.

Death
He died on 18th August, 1894, in Abernethy, Inverness-shire/Moray, but was buried in Kilbirnie. His wife died in 1921 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Beatrice Agnes Kate Brown born in 1880 in Lerwick, Shetland. She died in 1956 in West Kilbride, Ayrshire.

(2) Ellen Seton Brown born in 1883 in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire. She died in 1961 in Dumfries.

(3) Jean Crawford Brown born in 1885 in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire.

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


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BROWN, ALEXANDER WATSON

Born at Musselburgh, 1811. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Bernard’s, Edinburgh, 1841. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1842, Eliza Hume Lockhart. Left the Free Church in 1863, and became minister of the Church of Scotland in Aberdeen. Died, 1895.

Publications.—Manual of Scripture Instruction. Discourses on the Song of Solomon.


Supplementary Information

This man is Andrew Watson Brown according to FES, Vol.1, p.91. But according to census and death records, Alexander Watson Brown is his name; and in FES, Vol.6, p.5, where his full details are given, he appears as Alexander Watson Brown.

He served in St. Bernard’s, Edinburgh.


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BROWN, ANDREW

Born in Midlothian, 1854. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1881, at Wanlockhead and Leadhills. Married, 1882, Catherine MacKenzie. Translated, 1895, to Johannesburg, South Africa.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born (or baptised) on 13th April, 1854, in Newton, Midlothian, the son of Peter Brown and Isabella Lindsay.

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

Marriage
He married Catherine Mackenzie in 1882 in St Andrew, Edinburgh (Registration: 1882 685/2 52 St Andrew (Edinburgh)). She was then of 28 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh. She was the daughter of Donald Mackenzie, brewer, and Margaret Ross.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Linlithgow, on 3rd May, 1881. He was a missionary in West Calder, West Lothian. He was ordained in Wanlockhead, Lanarkshire, on 22nd November that year. He resigned his charge on 20th September, 1895, and was inducted to a church in a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa – Fordsburg – a new congregation of the Presbyterian Church – on 31st October, 1895. Under his guidance, church and manse were constructed. Due to changes in the area, the congregation moved out to the suburb of Mayfair and on 30th July, 1932, he dedicated the new building. The membership then was about 250. He served as Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in South Africa in East London, Cape Province, in 1908.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Peter Lindsay Brown born in 1884 in Wanlockhead, Dumfries-shire.
(2) Margaret Emma Brown born in 1885 in Wanlockhead, Dumfries-shire.
(3) Isabella Jennet Brown born in 1887 in Wanlockhead, Dumfries-shire.

Sources
Historicalpapers

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BROWN, ANDREW

Born in Dumbartonshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Blackridge, Linlithgowshire, 1898.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.104

He served in Blackridge, West Lothian.


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BROWN, ANDREW MORRISON, B.D.

Born at Glasgow, 1842. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Reformed Presbyterian Divinity Hall. Admitted a probationer of the Free Church, 1866. Ordained, 1867, to Marshall Church, Kirkintilloch. Married, 1868, Mary Binnie Robertson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.262

He was the brother of Matthew Brown.

He served in St. Andrew’s, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire.


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BROWN, ANGUS

Born in 1819. Ordained at Glenlyon, 1847. Translated to Inverness, West, 1867 [Vol. 2 says he was translated here in 1866]; and to Fortrose, 1868. Became senior minister, 1874. Died, 1883.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1819 in Saddell, Argyll, the son of Duncan Brown, distillery maltman, and Isabella McMurchie,

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1838.

Ministry
He was ordained in Glenlyon, Perthshire. He was inducted to West, Inverness, which was then a territorial mission church, on 17th January, 1867. He then served in Fortrose, Ross and Cromarty.

Death
He died on 3rd August, 1883, at 40 Cook Street, Glasgow, the home of his nephew, of senile gangrene (Registration: 1883 644/13 345 Tradeston).


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BROWN, CHARLES JOHN, D.D.

Son of Alexander Brown, Lord Provost of Aberdeen, whose father, Rev. William Brown, was minister of the Secession Church at Craigdam. Born at Aberdeen, 1806. Ordained to Anderston Church, Glasgow, 1831. Married Jane Bannatyne Wright. Translated to Edinburgh, New North, 1837. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1860. Dr. Brown was Moderator of General Assembly in 1872. In the Ten Years’ Conflict he took an active part. Died, 1884.

Publications.—The Divine Glory of Christ. The Ministry, being Addresses to Students of Divinity. The Word of Life, being Selections from the Work of a Ministry.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.148

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

He served in New North, Edinburgh.

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

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


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BROWN, DAVID

Born at Riccarton, Ayrshire, 1793. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ordained at Roslin, 1829. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1870.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.347

He served in Roslin, Midlothian.

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


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BROWN, DAVID, D.D. (Princeton and Aberdeen), LL.D. (Aberdeen)

Born at Aberdeen in 1803, and studied at the local University. After being assistant to the celebrated Edward Irving in London, he was ordained at Ord, Banffshire, in 1836. He married Catherine, daughter of Dr. W. Dyce, Aberdeen, in 1836. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to St. James’s, Glasgow, in 1843, be was appointed in 1857 Professor of New Testament Exegesis in the Free Church College, Aberdeen; and, on the death of Dr. Lumsden, became Principal of that College. In 1871 Dr. Brown was invited to take part in the work of the New Testament Company engaged in the Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster Abbey, on the Revision of the Authorised Version of the English Bible. He was Moderator of the General Assembly in 1885. Retired from his professorship in 1886, while retaining his principalship, and died in Aberdeen, 1897.

Publications.—Portable Commentary on the New Testament, from Matthew to Romans(“Handbooks for Bible Classes”).Christ’s Second Coming: Will it be Premillennial? Restoration of the Jews. The Apocalypse: its Structure and Primary Predictions. Crushed Hopes Crowned in Death, etc. Posthumous.—Life, by Professor Blaikie. See also under DUNCAN, JOHN.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.290

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

He served in Ordiquhill and Ord, Banffshire; and St. James’, Glasgow.

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

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


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BROWN, DAVID

Born in Argyllshire, 1847. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained to Kimberley, South Africa, 1878. Returned to this country, 1881. Married, the same year, Georgina Selina Peters. Settled at East Campbell Street, Glasgow, 1882. Translated to Lyon Street, Glasgow, 1886. Resigned, 1890, and returned to South Africa. Died, 1891.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 1st July and baptized on 9th August, 1847, in Campbeltown, Argyll, the son of David Brown, wright, and Margaret Girvan.

Marriage
He married Selina Georgina Peters. After his death, she married Harold Scott Harger, a geologist and mining engineer.

Ministry
He was probably licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow, on 8th May, 1878. The East Campbell Street, Glasgow, congregation signed a call to him on 27th December, 1881, as colleague and successor to William Rossborough, and he was settled there shortly thereafter. He was translated to Lyon Street, Glasgow on 21st January, 1886, the call having been signed by 243 members and 58 adherents.

Death
Selina Georgina Peters died in South Africa in 1908.

Sources
The Scotsman, 8th December, 1881, p.3

The Scotsman, 7th January, 1886, p.7

Biograph


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BROWN, DUNCAN, M.A.

Born at Killin, 1860. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Lochgelly, 1892.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.353

He served in Lochgelly, Fife.


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BROWN, EDWARD

Born at Crawfordjohn, 1854. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Torry, Kincardineshire, 1885. Married, 1886, Jessie Brown.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.123

He served in Torry, Aberdeen.


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BROWN, GEORGE

Born at Edinburgh, 1815. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions to the Free Church. Ordained at Castle-Douglas, 1843. Married, 1847, Mary Allan Nelson. Became senior minister, 1887.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.112

He served in Castle-Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.

A “George Brown, Dundee” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church.


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BROWN, GEORGE

Born at Tarves, Aberdeenshire, 1820. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Cruden, 1846. Translated, 1857, to St. Paul’s, Edinburgh. Resigned, 1873. Married, 1847, Margaret Helen Barclay; and, 1854, May Smith Shepherd. Died, 1900.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born (or baptised) in Tarves, Aberdeenshire, on 6th December, 1820, the son of Andrew Brown, cartwright. He was the brother of William Brown, a Free Church minister.

Education
He studied in Aberdeen University from 1837 and graduated M.A.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Margaret Helen Barclay on 15th December, 1847, in Auchterless, Aberdeenshire. For her relatives, see the Barclay Tree.

(2) May Smith Shepherd on 16th August, 1854, in Cruden, Aberdeenshire. She was born (or baptised) on 6th September, 1825, the daughter of James Shepherd, landed proprietor and farmer, and Anne Smith.

Ministry
He was ordained in Cruden, Aberdeenshire. On 20th December, 1850, the Free High Church, Paisley, Renfrewshire, signed a call to him but nothing came of it. He was translated to St. Paul’s, Edinburgh, in 1857. He resigned this charge in 1873.

Death
In his retirement he lived at Longhaven House, Cruden, Aberdeenshire. He died there in 1900. His first wife was already dead at the time of the 1851 census. His second wife died in Cruden in 1897.

Family
He had family including, by his second wife:

(1) James Shepherd Brown born on 8th August, 1855, in Cruden, Aberdeenshire. He married Margaret Currie in Haddington, East Lothian, in 1882. He died on 11th August, 1890, at Longhaven House, Cruden, Aberdeenshire.

(2) Ann Brown born on 12th September, 1856, in Cruden, Aberdeenshire. She married Patrick John Murdoch, a Free Church minister, on 5th June, 1882, in Cruden, Aberdeenshire.

(3) May Brown born on 30th December 1857, in Edinburgh.

(4) Mary Brown born on 19th January, 1859, in Edinburgh.

(5) George Andrew Brown born on 23rd May, 1860, in Edinburgh. This man and the next one are said to belong here but they do not appear with their family in the censuses. A person of this name married Annie Louise Tindall in the 1st quarter of 1891 in Chorlton, Lancashire. According to the 1911 census he was born in Edinburgh about 1860.

(6) George Brown born on 25th November, 1861, in Edinburgh.

(7) Margaret Brown born on 30th May, 1863, in Edinburgh.

(8) Susan Brown born on 8th October, 1864, in Edinburgh.

(9) William Brown born on 6th February, 1866, in Edinburgh.

(10) Alexander Brown born on 11th April, 1868, in Edinburgh.

(11) Jessie Brown born on 22nd May, 1869 in Edinburgh.

Source
The Leader, 27th September, 1890


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BROWN, GEORGE, B.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1825. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow, 1852, and went as a probationer to Pau on account of his health, 1856. The services which he established there led to the formation of a congregation over which he was ordained, 1858. Married, 1862, C. Emmeline Buscarlet. Mr. Brown was baptized on the same day and by the same minister as his cousin—Robert Rainy.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.527

Background
He was born on 5th December, 1825, in Glasgow, the son of Robert Brown, West India merchant, and Ann Rainy. Ann Rainy was a daughter of George Rainy, minister of Creich, Sutherland. For family connections, see the Bayne Tree.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1838.

Marriage
He married Catherine Emmeline Buscarlet on 18th June, 1862, in Pau, Basses Pyrenees, France.

Death
He died on 27th April, 1906, in Pau.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Henry Reynolds Brown born on 15th July, 1868, in Dunoon and Kilmun, Argyll. He married Helen Evelyn Pope, in the 1st quarter of 1899 in St George Hanover Square, London, England. He served in the R.A.M.C. in WW1. He was a medical practitioner in Maldon, Essex, England, and served as a magistrate there. He died in the 1st quarter of 1938, in Marylebone, London, England.

Sources
Bucks Herald, Buckinghamshire, England, 28th June, 1862

The London Gazette, 14th October, 1927; Issue: 33320; p.6500

The London Gazette, 15 February 1918 Issue: 30532 Page:2210


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BROWN, GILBERT

Born in the parish of Carnwath, 1772. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Newbyth, Aberdeenshire, 1816. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. [His name does not appear on the List of signatories as printed in Ewing.] Married, 1805, Christina Brydie. Died, 1852.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.270

He served in Newbyth, Aberdeenshire.


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BROWN, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Kilmarnock, 1850. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tillicoultry, 1874. Married, 1877, Helen M’Gregor Archibald. Translated, 1880, to St. Peter’s, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.247

He served in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire; and St. Peter’s, Glasgow.


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BROWN, JAMES BEITH, B.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1838. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Dunfermline, North, 1866. Married, 1871, Catherine Stiell.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.348

Education
He first enrolled in the University of Glasgow in 1858.

Ministry
He served in North, Dunfermline, Fife.

Death
He died on 25th October, 1906, in Edinburgh.


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BROWN, JAMES WOOD, M.A.

Son of Rev. Thomas Brown, D.D., Edinburgh. Born, 1856. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Gordon, Berwickshire, 1883. Married, the same year, Louisa C. G. Stewart. Resigned, 1895.

Publications.—The Covenanters of the Merse. An Italian Campaign. An Inquiry into the Life and Legend of Michael Scot.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 2nd December, 1856, in Morningside, Edinburgh, the son of Thomas Brown, a Free Church minister, and Mary Ann Wood. For some family connections, see the Brown Tree.

Education
He attended Edinburgh Academy. He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1877. There is no evidence that he studied in New College, Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married Louisa Caroline Graham Stewart in 1883. She was born on 19th November, 1855, the daughter of Robert Walter Stewart, a Free Church minister, and Graham Cockburn.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinbuigh, on 12th May, 1881. He served for a time in Elie, Fife, and spent some time in Italy. He was ordained on 15th March, 1883, in Gordon, Berwickshire. He resigned his charge on 2nd April, 1895, and he then made his home in Italy.

During his time in Italy he did duty in the Presbyterian Churches of Italy and in the Waldensian Church. He also engaged extensively in historical and literary studies.

Death
He died on 16th March, 1914, in Florence, Italy.

Publications
Besides those mentioned by Ewing he also wrote:

The Builders of Florence, London, 1907

The Dominican church of Santa Maria Novella at Florence : a historical, architectural, and artistic study, Edinburgh, O. Schulze, 1902

Florence past and present … with maps and illustrations, London, 1911.

Italian architecture: being a brief account of its principles and progress. London, 1905

Source
The Scotsman, 21st March, 1914, p.12


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BROWN, JOHN, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born, 1778. Licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow, 1803. Ordained at Gartmore, Perthshire, 1805. Translated to Langton, Berwickshire, 1810. Married, 1810, Marjory Graham. Dr. Brown formed one of the deputation to Sir Robert Peel on the Church question in 1842, of which he published a valuable narrative. Had he lived another year he would have been Moderator of the Free Church. Died, 1848.

Publications.—Vindication of the Presbyterian Form of Church Government. The Testimony of Experience to the Utility of Sabbath Schools, etc.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.23

MacKelvie, Annals, p.670

For some family connections, see the Brown Tree.

He served in Langton, Berwickshire.


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BROWN, JOHN

Born at Wemyss, Fife, 1851. Studied at the Universities, St. Andrews and Edinburgh, and New College Edinburgh. Ordained at Aberdour, 1878. Married, 1881, Helen Stiell.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.345

He served in Aberdour, Fife.


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BROWN, MATTHEW

Born at Glasgow, 1838. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Hightae, 1865. Married, in 1867, Jessie Johnstone. Joined the Free Church in 1876. Mr. Brown accepted an invitation to East London, South Africa, 1877. Died, 1878.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.3

Background
He was born on 14th January, 1838, in Glasgow, the son of Matthew Brown, a Glasgow businessman, and Mary Ballantyne McFarlane. He was the brother of Andrew Morrison Brown.

Education
He first enrolled in Glasgow University in 1858. He took some medical classes as well as doing the normal Arts course. He studied at the Reformed Presbyterian Hall and for a winter under Hengstenberg in Berlin, Germany.

Marriage
He married Jessie (or Janet) Johnstone on 17th September, 1867. She was born on 23rd and baptised on 24th April, 1844, in Lochmaben, Dumfries-shire, the daughter of Benjamin Johnstone, farmer, and Helen Johnstone.

Ministry
He was licensed on 13th September, 1864. He was ordained in Hightae, Dumfries-shire, Reformed Presbyterian Church on 2nd May, 1865. He joined the Free Church at the Union of 1876. In 1877 he was called to East London, South Africa.

Death
He died on 16th October, 1878, in King William’s Town, South Africa. His wife died a few months previously.

Family
They had three sons and a further, who pre-deceased the parents. These included:

(1) Matthew Johnstone Brown born in Lochmaben, Dumfries-shire, in 1869. He died at sea in 1887.

(2) Benjamin Johnstone Brown born in Lochmaben, Dumfries-shire in 1871.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Matthew Brown.


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BROWN, PETER, B.Sc.

Born at Dunblane, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Portknockie, Banffshire, 1878.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.457

He served in Portknockie, Banffshire.


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BROWN, ROBERT JAMES, D.D.

Born at Utrecht, 1792. Son of Dr. W. L. Brown, minister of the English Church there, and afterwards Principal of Marischal College, Aberdeen. Studied at Aberdeen University. Ordained at Drumblade, 1821. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Appointed, 1827, Professor of Greek in Marischal College. Dr. Brown’s adherence to the Free Church in 1843 cost him his professorship, a notable sacrifice, as he was likely to have been the next Principal of the College. Dr. Brown was Moderator of General Assembly in 1846. Died, 1872.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.307

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


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BROWN, ROBERT LUNDIN

Born, 1792. Studied at the University, St. Andrews. Ordained at Largo, 1821. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1827, Elizabeth Lundin; and, 1870, Maria V. C. Wiersbetsky. Became senior minister, 1871. Died, 1877.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.219

For some family connections, see the Brown Welsh Tree.

He served in Largo, Fife.

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


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BROWN, THOMAS, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Closeburn, 1776. Studied at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ordained at Tongland, 1807; translated, 1826, to St. John’s, Glasgow. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Was Moderator of the Assembly which met in Glasgow in October, 1843. Married, 1808, Eliza Duncan. Died, 1847.

Publication.—Sermons, with Memoir by Dr. P. M’Farlan.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.447

He served in St. John’s, Glasgow.


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BROWN, THOMAS, D.D. (Edinburgh), F.R.S.E.

Born in 1811. Son of Rev. Dr. Brown of Langton. Studied at the University of Edinburgh. Ordained at Kinneff, 1837. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1848, Mary Ann Wood. Translated, 1849, to the Dean Church, Edinburgh, of which he became senior minister, 1885. Was Moderator of Assembly in 1890. Died, 1893.

Publications.—In addition to translations and articles in theological journals, Dr. Brown edited the Annals of the Disruption. Church and State in Scotland from 1560 to 1843 (Chalmers Lecture).


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.474

For some family connections, see the Brown and the Chalmers Trees.

He served in Kinneff, Kincardineshire; and Dean, Edinburgh.

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


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BROWN, THOMAS, M.A.

Studied at King’s College and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire, 1862. Married, 1872, Mary Elizabeth M’Culloch. Resigned, 1877. Settled at Greengairs, 1882. Died, 1897.


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Background
He was born on 13th and baptized on 26th March, 1829, in Keith, Banffshire, the son of James Brown and Mary Dustan.

Education
He attended the local school and then studied at Aberdeen University, from 1845 and graduated M.A.; and the Free Church College there. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh. A Thomas Brown enrolled there 1853-54.

Marriage
He married Mary Elizabeth McCulloch, in 1872 in Comrie, Perthshire.

Ministry
He served as assistant to McGilvray, Aberdeen, and to Munto, Rutherglen, before being ordained in Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire, on 19th May, 1862. He resigned and settled in Ayr till he was inducted to Greengairs, New Monkland, on 16th February, 1882.

Death
He died on 1st February, 1897. His wife died in 1931 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James McCulloch Brown born in 1873 in Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire. He died in 1916 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(2) Thomas Hellings Brown born in 1875 in Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire. His death is recorded in the consular records in 1955.

(3) George John L. Brown born in 1876 in Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire. He died in 1941 in East Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire.

(4) Edward Andrew L. Brown born in 1877 in Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire.

(5) Charles Leigh Brown born in 1878 in Ayr, He married Elizabeth Halley in 1908 in Hillhead, Glasgow. He died in 1951 in Ayr.

(6) Mary Elizabeth Brown born in 1881 in Ayr.

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


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BROWN, THOMAS WEMYSS

Born at St. Andrews, 1820. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Alva, 1848. Married, 1849, Mary Blanchflower; and, 1889, Lydia Anne Authorne. Translated to Newcastle, 1862. Mr. Brown subsequently became secretary to the Turkish Mission Aid Society, London. Died, 1893.


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Background
He was born on 14th May, and baptized on 4th June, 1820, in St Andrews, Fife, the son of Thomas Brown, wright, and Agnes Brown.

Education
He enrolled in St Andrews University, Fife, 1838-43. He was ejected from the University in 1843 because of a row over the Disruption. He was awarded the D.D. degree on 18th April, 1888.

Marriage
His first marriage – to Mary Blanchflower – was recorded on 24th July, 1849, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She was born on 23rd December, 1825, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the daughter of Henry Blancheflower and Mary Fraser. He married as his second wife Lydia Ann Anthoine in the 4th quarter of 1889 in Greenwich, London, England.

Ministry
He was ordained in Alva, Clackmannanshire. He was minister in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, 1862-1874, and in the English Presbyterian Church in Jersey, the Channel Isles, for some time from 1874.

Death
He died on 17th August, 1893.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) Mary Blanchflower Brown born on 22nd April and baptised on 25th May, 1851, in Alva, Stirlingshire.

(2) Thomas Brown born on 2nd October, 1855, in Alva, Stirlingshire.

(3) Henry Brown born on 3rd June, 1857, in Alva, Stirlingshire.


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BROWN, WILLIAM

Born in parish of Irongray, 1817. Ordained at Cray, 1844. Married, 1846, Agnes Shaw. Died, 1853.


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Background
He was born about 1817 in Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire, the son of James Brown and Janet McMonies.

Marriage
He married Agnes Shaw on 17th September, 1846, the marriage being registered in both St Cuthbert, Edinburgh, and Kirkmichael, Perthshire. She was born about 1822 in Bracadale, Invernes-shire, the daughter of John Shaw, minister, and Mary Colquhoun. For some family connections, see the Shaw Tree.

Ministry
He served in Cray, Perthshire.

Death
He died on 20th April, 1853, in Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire. Agnes Shaw or Brown died on 23rd November, 1884, in Snizort, Inverness-shire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Shaw Brown born about 1848 in Cray, Kirkmichael, Perthshire. He married Maggie Hopkins, on 9th October, 1888, in Akyab, Burma. He was described then as municipal engineer and secretary. He died on 18th July, 1894, in Akyab, Burma.

(2) Jessie Jemima McMonies Brown born about 1850 in Cray, Kirkmichael, Perthshire. She married James Kingsmill of the Indian Civil Service in 1875. She died on 30th October, 1932, in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.

(3) James Brown born about 1852 in Cray, Kirkmichael, Perthshire. He was a medical practitioner. He died in April, 1898, in Snizort, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.

Source
Lutterworth


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BROWN, WILLIAM

Born at Tarves, 1823. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Rayne, 1853. Married, 1857, Margaret Manson; and, 1874, Mary Gilmour. Died, 1876.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 19th May, 1823, in Tarves, Aberdeenshire, the son of Andrew Brown, Cartwright. He was the brother of George Brown, a Free Church minister.

Education
He studied in Aberdeen University from 1845. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1851-52.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Margaret Manson on 23rd July, 1857, in Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire. She was born on 13th October and baptized on 15th November, 1831, in Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of Alexander Manson, farmer, and Jane Ross.

(2) Mary Gilmour on 17th December, 1874, in Stirling (Registration: 1874 490/ 134 Stirling). She was born (or baptised) on 20th December, 1819, in Glasgow, the daughter of Thomas Gilmour, manufacturer, and Jane McNair. She was a widow by the name of Kitching. A Mary Gilmour married Robert Kitching on 24th April, 1846, in Barony, Glasgow. She seems to have had family by him; he may have died in Newington, Edinburgh, in 1864.

Ministry
He was ordained in Rayne, Aberdeenshire, in 1853. John Charles Robertson was inducted there as his colleague and successor in 1876.

Death
He died in 1876 in Old Machar, Aberdeen. Margaret Manson or Brown died in 1864 in Fyvie, Aberdeenshire.

Family
He had issue by his first wife including:

(1) Jane Manson Brown born on 1st May, 1858, in Fyvie, Aberdeenshire. In 1881, she was a governess in a school in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England.

(2) William Carnegie Brown born on 3rd August, 1859, in Fyvie, Aberdeenshire. He graduated M.B., C.M., Aberdeen, 1880; M.D., 1884; L.R.C.P., 1906. He practised in Penang, Malaya, and then in Harley Street, London, England. He was joint secretary of the Society of tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and wrote several articles on malaria and Tropical diseases. He married, firstly, Jean Carnegie, and, secondly, Jane Margaret Hill, in the 4th quarter of 1896 in St George Hanover Square, London, England. He died in September, 1913, in Hampstead, London, England, of sprue, a disease about which he had written.

(3) Margaret Elizabeth Brown born 5th March, 1862 in Fyvie, Aberdeenshire.

Source
The Aberdeen University Review, Volume 1, 1913-14, Aberdeen, 1914, p.105

Boll, Theophilus Ernest Martin, Miss May Sinclair: Novelist: A Biographical and Critical Introduction, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1973, p.98


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BROWN, WILLIAM ELMSLIE, M.A.

Born near Brechin, 1834. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Bannockburn, 1864. Married, the same year, Mary Cargill. Translated to Auchterarder, 1875, and to Rothesay, West, 1883. Died, 1886.


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William Elmslie Wilkie Brown

Background
He was born on 8th and baptized on 16th April, 1832, in Brechin, Angus, the son of David Brown and Elizabeth Elmslie.

Education
He attended the parish school in Strachan, Aberdeenshire, and the Gymnasium in Old Aberdeen. He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University and studied Divinity there thereafter.

Marriage
He married Mary Cargill on 21st March, 1864, in St Ninians, Stirlingshire. She was born in Fiji, the daughter of David Cargill, the Wesleyan missionary there, and Margaret Smith.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Aberdeen on 6th July, 1858. He served as assistant to Walter McGilvray in Aberdeen and to Charles Calder Mackintosh in Dunoon, before being ordained in Bannockburn, Stirlingshire, in January, 1864. He was translated to Auchterarder, Perthshire, in 1875. In 1881 he declined a call to Paisley, Middle but on 23rd October, 1882, he was unanimously elected to West, Rothesay, Bute, and was translated there in January 1883, as colleague and successor to Robert Elder.

Death
He died on 16th June, 1886, in Grange, Edinburgh, but was buried in Rothesay, on 21st June. His wife died in 1918 in Inverness.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Ann Douglas Brown born on 16th May, 1865, in St Ninians, Stirlingshire. She died in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty, in 1938.

(2) Margaret Elizabeth Brown born on 11th September, 1866, in St Ninians, Stirlingshire. She trained to be a missionary and went out to Calcutta where she married Sir Daniel Hamilton of Balmacara. She died in 1946 in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty.

(3) David Cargill Brown born on 14th April, 1868, in St Ninians, Stirlingshire. He married Bessie Skinner in 1896 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(4) William Elmslie Wilkie Brown born on 15th April, 1870, in St Ninians, Stirlingshire. He became a Free Church minister.

(5) Charles John Brown, C.B.E., born on 27th January, 1872, in St Ninians, Stirlingshire. He studied at Edinburgh University and the Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh, and then trained in the Engineers Department of North British Rail. He married Alice Sarah Wyse Millidge on 13th June, 1901, at the Baptist Church, Dublin Street, St Andrew, Edinburgh. He died on 17th November, 1939, in Guildford, Surrey, England.

(6) James George Brown born in 1875 in St Ninians, Stirlingshire.

(7) Edward Elmslie Brown born in 1880 in Auchterarder, Perthshire. He was appointed a surgeon-lieutenant in the British Army on 2nd July, 1905. He founded a private hospital in Oakdale, Queensland, in 1908. He served with the Australian Forces as a Major in WW1. He was by then married to Hester. In 1941, he died in Queensland.

Sources
Tiscali

Maryscroft

Rootsweb

The London Gazette, 25th July, 1905; Issue: 27821; p.5146

Awm.gov/

Oakdale

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: W. E. W. Brown.


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BROWN, WILLIAM ELMSLIE WILKIE, M.A.

Son of the preceding. Born, 1870. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained missionary to Bombay, 1894. Married, 1896, Anna Cargill.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.538

He was the son of William Elmslie Brown.


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BROWNLIE, JOHN, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Glasgow, 1857. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Portpatrick, 1885. Married, the same year, Allison Kerr Rutherford.

Publications.—Hymns and Hymn-Writers of the Church Hymnary. Hymns of the Early Church, Hymns from East and West. Pilgrim Songs. The Rest of God, etc.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.118

He served in Portpatrick, Wigtownshire.


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BRUCE, ALEXANDER BALMAIN, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born in 1831, in the parish of Aberdalgie, Perthshire; studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, and was ordained at Cardross in 1859. In 1860 he married Jane Hunter Walker. Translated to Broughty-Ferry, East, in 1868, he was appointed Professor of Apologetics and New Testament Exegesis in the Free Church College, Glasgow, in 1875. In 1896 Dr. Bruce was appointed Gifford Lecturer in Glasgow University. He died in Glasgow in 1899.

Publications.—The Training of the Twelve. The Parabolic Teaching of Christ. The Miraculous Element in the Gospels. The Galilean Gospel. The Humiliation of Christ(Cunningham Lectures).The Life of William Denny. The Chief End of Revelation. The Kingdom of God. Apologetics (“International Theological Library”). St. Paul’s Conception of Christianity. The Epistle to the Hebrews, etc.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 13th January and baptized on 20th February, 1831, in Aberdalgie, Perthshire, the son of David Bruce, carpenter, and Margaret Robertson. He was the brother of David Bruce.

Education
He attended Auchterarder Parish School. He studied at Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1849-54. He was awarded a D.D. by Glasgow University in 1876.

Marriage
He married Jane Hunter Walker on 1st May, 1860, at 18 Cardness Crescent, Edinburgh (Registration: 1860 685/1 75 St George). She was born (or baptised) on 5th December, 1832, in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire, the daughter of James Walker, farmer and landed proprietor, and Janet Gladstone.

Ministry
After license he served as supply in Ancrum, Roxburghshire, and as assistant to Robert Smith, Lochwinnoch, before being ordained in Cardross, Dunbartonshire, on 27th Januaary, 1859. He was translated to East, Broughty Ferry, Angus, in 1868. He was Cunningham Lecturer in 1875, his subject being The Humiliation of Christ, in its Physical, Ethical, and Official Aspects. He was inducted to a theological professorship in Glasgow in 1875.

Death
He died on 7th August, 1899, and his death was registered in Partick, Glasgow. His wife died on 7th August, 1900, in Strathfillan, Perthshire, 1900.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) David Bruce, born 28th March, 1863, in Cardross, Dunbartonshire.

(2) James Walker Bruce born 27th June, 1865, in Cardross, Dunbartonshire. He died in 1870, in Monifieth, Angus.

(3) Jane Gladstone Bruce born 7th March, 1869, in Monifieth, Angus. She married Milward Valentine in 1896 in Glasgow. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1932 in Kensington, London, England.

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


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BRUCE, DAVID, D.D.

Brother of Professor Bruce of Glasgow. Ordained to Auckland, New Zealand. Dr. Bruce resigned his charge in 1877, and became general agent of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. When this office was discontinued he engaged in literary work, and afterwards went to New South Wales, where he became the minister of a suburban charge at Sydney.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 20th June and baptized on 4th July, 1824, in Cramond, Midlothian, the son of David Bruce, carpenter, and Margaret Robertson. He was the brother of Alexander Balmain Bruce.

Education
He was educated at Mr Davidson’s Classical Academy, Perth, and the University of Edinburgh from which he graduated M.A. in 1847. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1847-51.

Marriage
He married Mary Alexander Sinclair on 19th October, 1859, in Auckland, New Zealand. She was born in Glasgow in 1840, the daughter of John Sinclair, manufacturer and Agnes Ewing.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh in 1851 and ordained assistant minister by the Free Presbytery of Aberdeen on 4th January, 1853. He left in the Simlah for Auckland, New Zealand, and arrived there on 8th June, 1853. His charge included the whole of North Auckland. In 1862, he was released by the Presbytery from his charge to undertake Church Extension Work over the whole of the North Island and the South Island to the Southern border of Canterbury Province.

He was Moderator of the Northern Assembly in 1866. From 1876 until 1881 he was appointed agent to maintain contact with the Scottish Churches and to secure further Ministers for the New Zealand Church.

He founded the New Zealand Presbyterian Magazine in 1872; was leader writer for the New Zealand Herald from 1891; Editor of the New Zealand Times; and wrote for the New Zealand Observer.

When he moved to Australia, he was Minister Without Charge (St Leonard’s area), Presbyterian Church of New South Wales, from 1889, and Crow’s Nest, Sydney (North St Leonard’s) 1891-1911. He was also Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales in 1897; Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Australia in 1903-04; and Member of the Council of St Andrew’s College, 1899-1911.

Death
He died on 15th December, 1911, in Killara North Sydney, New South Wales. His wife died on 3rd December, 1870, at 12 Monifieth Road, Brought Ferry, Angus (Registration: 30 1870 310/ 149 Monifieth).

Family
They has issue, all born in New Zealand except for the last, including:

(1) Agnes Sinclair Bruce born in 1860. She married John Hay Honeyman, M.D., in 1879, in Auckland, New Zealand, and Sir Harry Edwin Bruce Bruce-Porter in 1896. She died in 1937 in Surrey North Western, Surrey, England.

(2) David Balmain Bruce born in 1862. He married Jeanie Dean in 1907 in New Zealand. He died on 5th February, 1936, in Strathfield, Burwood, New South Wales.

(3) Margaret Mary Bruce born in 1864. She married Duncan E. Clerk in 1891 in St Leonards, New South Wales.

(4) John Harold Bruce born in 1865. He married Hilda Whittingham in 1900 in Kiama, New South Wales. He died in Waverley, New South Wales.

(5) Jessie Sinclair Bruce born in 1866. She married Richard Arthur in 1890 in Berry, New South Wales. She died in 1959 in Chatswood, New South Wales.

(6) Wilfrid Ewing Bruce born in 1869. He married Frances Owen Johnston in 1899 in New Zealand.

(7) Mary Alexander Sinclair Bruce born in 1870 in Monifieth, Angus. She married Frederick Smythe Willis in 1892 in St Leonards, New South Wales. She died in 1954 in Orange, New South Wales.

Sources
Familytreecircles

The Sydney Mail, (New South Wales) 18th August, 1909

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register


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BRUCE, JOHN, D.D. (Aberdeen)

Born in the manse of Forfar, 1794. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and St. Andrews. Ordained at Guthrie, Forfarshire, 1818. Translated, 1830, to the New North, Edinburgh; and, 1837, to St. Andrew’s, Edinburgh. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1836, Marjory Ramsay; and, 1845, Susan Abercrombie. Became senior minister, 1870. As a preacher, Dr. Bruce had a success in some respects unique. His discourses, closely read with a strong Forfarshire accent, were pervaded by a Miltonic splendour of conception and majesty of diction. Students of the greatest intellectual power were attracted by his preaching, and his ministry proved helpful to men who otherwise stood in no friendly relation to the Christian Church. Died, 1880.

Publication.—Lectures on Samson and on Gideon. A volume of Sermons, with a Memoir by Dr. J. C. Burns.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.89

He served in St. Andrew’s, Edinburgh.

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

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


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BRUCE, JOHN

Born at Kilrenny Mill, 1855. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1882, missionary to Natal. Stationed at Pietermaritzburg. Married, 1882, Margaret Lothian Martin.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.552


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BRUCE, JOHN R.

Born at Unst, Shetland, 1848. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Strichen, 1878. Married, 1881, Isabella Smith Grant. Resigned, 1892. Settled at Bothwell Park, 1899.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.179

He served in Strichen, Aberdeenshire; and Park, Bothwell, Lanarkshire.


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BRUCE, THOMAS

Born at Collace, 1822. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Falstone, Northumberland, 1867. Married, 1870, Mary Martin. Translated, 1875, to Rhynie. Became senior minister, 1898. Died, 1899.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 1st May, and baptized on 10th November, 1822, the son of John Bruce, labourer, and Elizabeth Thomson.

Education
There is no reference in the New College, Edinburgh, records to him enrolling there.

Marriage
He married Mary Martin on 13th January, 1870, in Newington, Edinburgh. She was born (or baptised) in Collace, Perthshire, on 20th June, 1847, the daughter of Thomas Martin, mason, and Janet Welsh.

Ministry
There was a Thomas Bruce licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 7th January, 1857. He served in the English Presbyterian congregation in Falstone, Northumberland, England, and was translated to Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, in 1875. William Stewart Laing was ordained as his colleague and successor on 2nd December, 1898.

Death
He died on 23rd September, 1899, in St Machar, Aberdeen.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Elizabeth Thomson Bruce born in the last quarter of 1870 in Bellingham, Northumberland, England. For some ministerial connections, see the Barclay Tree.

(2) Thomas Bruce born in the 2nd quarter of 1873 in Bellingham, Northumberland, England.

(3) Mary Janet Bruce born in 1881 in Rhynie, Aberdeenshire. She died in 1961 in Ontario, San Bernardino, California, USA, and was buried in Bellevue Memorial Park there.

Source
Bellevuememorialpark


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BRUCE, WILLIAM

Born at Aberdeen, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Largo, 1871. Married, the same year, Mary Frances Glegg.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.364

He served in Largo, Fife.

He had a son, William Francis Bruce, who became a United Free Church minister: FUFC, p.54.


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BRUNTON, DAVID

Born at Kinfauns, 1843. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lochend and New Abbey, 1872. Married, 1873, Anna Allison Brown. Translated, 1874, to Wishaw. Resigned, 1894.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.86

Background
He was born about 1843 in Kinfauns, Perthshire, the son of David Brunton, farmer, and Janet Dewar. He was brought up in Mouswald, Dumfries-shire.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1866-70.

Marriage
He married Anna Allison Brown on 25th November, 1873, in Dundee. She was born on 10th November, 1855, in Dundee, the daughter of Peter Brown and Isabella Nicoll.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dumfries in 1870. He was ordained in Lochend and New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire, in 1872, and he was translated to Wishaw, Lanarkshire – a new congregation – in 1874. He resigned his charge on 1st June, 1894. But thereafter he was minister in Hurlford, Ayrshire, and, from 1912, he was minister of Roberton United Free Church. On retirement they lived at 89 Gibson Street, Hillhead, Glasgow.

Death
He died in 1936 in Hillhead, Glasgow. His wife died there in 1938.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) David Brunton born 29th October, 1874, in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire.

(2) Isabella Nicol Brunton born in 1877 in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. She died in 1965 in Glasgow.

(3) Thomas Nicol Ireland Brunton born in 1879 in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire.

(4) Alexander Allison Brunton born in 1882 in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. He married Martha Ursula Tibbits at St James Church, King Street, Orange, New South Wales, on 6th February, 1914. She was the youngest daughter of the late Dr and Mrs Tibbits of Dubbo, New South Wales. He died in 1957 in Maitland, New South Wales.

(5) Peter Anderson Brunton born in 1883 in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. He married Grace Berry on 21st April, 1917, in Bangor, Wales. She was the daughter of John Berry, a Free Church minister. He was at that time Staff Sergeant in the R.A.M.C. He died in 1971 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(6) Annie Alison Brunton born in 1884 in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire.

(7) George Brunton born in 1885 in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire.

(8) Jannett Dewar Brunton born in 1886 in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire.

(9) Carolin Brown Brunton born in 1889 in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. She married David Calderwood in 1919 in Roberton, Roxburghshire. She died in 1981 in Glasgow.

(10) Mary Brunton born in 1891 in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire.

(11) Eleanor Brunton, born in 1894 in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. She died in 1965 in Glasgow.

Sources
Ofhg

The Scotsman, 23rd April, 1917, p.8

The Scotsman, 1st May, 1922, p.9

The Scotsman, 27th November, 1933, p.16


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BRYCE, JAMES, LL.D.

Born, 1792. Licensed by the Presbytery of Stirling, 1819. Ordained, 1824, as minister of the Presbyterian Church at Stamfordham. Translated to Wooler; and, 1835, to Gilcomston, Aberdeen. Married, 1828, Mary Plenderleath. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Resigned, 1853. Died, 1861.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.7

He served in Gilcomston, Aberdeen.


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BRYDIE, ANDREW

Born, 1829. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dunfermline, St. Andrew’s, 1856. Married, 1861, Rebecca Roberts Stenhouse. Resigned, 1875. Went to America, where he was settled at Pittsburg.

Publication.—God’s Day and God’s Book; or, The Day of Rest traced from Genesis to Revelation.


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Background
He was born on 30th September, 1830, the son of William Brydie, merchant, and Margaret Paton.

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

Marriage
He married Rebecca Roberts Stenhouse on 17th September, 1861, in Dunfermline, Fife. She was born on 16th January, 1837, in Dunfermline, Fife, the daughter of Robert Stenhouse, landed proprietor, and Rebecca Stenhouse.

Ministry
He was ordained in St. Andrew’s, Dunfermline, Fife. In 1871 he gave six weeks’ supply in Florence, Italy. He resigned his charge in 1875. The whole family went to live in the USA. On 16th June, 1876, he was inducted in Langcliffe Presbyterian Church. He was minister of the First Presbyterian Church, Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA, from 1882 till 1891. Thereafter he was minister in Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA. There in 1898 he met with a serious accident by falling into a coal pit during a severe storm and sustaining serious injuries.

Death
He died on 27th October, 1905, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA. His wife died at home, 11 Morgan Street, Rochester, on 23rd January, 1908. They were buried in Pomfret Manor Cemetery, Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Rebecca Margaret Roberts Brydie born 10th July, 1862, in Dunfermline, Fife. She married Daniel Milburn Hessler and lived in Wyoming, USA.

(2) William Brydie Stenhouse Brydie born 15th March, 1865, in Dunfermline, Fife.

(3) Margaret Marion Brydie born 10th March, 1867, in Dunfermline, Fife. She died on 21st June, 1940, at the Highland Hospital, Rochester, New York, USA, and she was buried in Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA. Her home at the time of her death was 11 Morgan Street, Rochester.

(4) Lucy Jane Brydie, born 12th July, 1868, in Dunfermline, Fife. She died there in 1869.

(5) John Paton Brydie born 5th November, 1869, in Dunfermline, Fife. He lived in Rochester, New York, USA.

(6) Andrew Brydie born 10th August, 1872, in Dunfermline, Fife.

Sources
The Scotsman, 6th September, 1871, p.6

History-of-luzerne

The Scranton Republican, 18th February, 1898, p.8

Pittston Gazette, January 25, 1908, p.1

The Wilkes-Barre Record, June 25, 1940, p.9

Sunbury Presbyterian Church


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BRYDON, JOHN THOMAS NOBLE

Born in Peeblesshire, 1805. Studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained at Stow, 1846. Married, 1859, Ann Slater. Became senior minister, 1881. Died, 1896.


Supplementary Information

Thomas Noble Bryden or Brydon

Background
He was baptized on 12th July, 1805, in Eddleston, Peebles-shire, the son of Adam Brydon and Marion Noble. He was brought up in the Secession Church.

Marriage
He married Ann Maxton on 12th April, 1859, in Blythswood, Glasgow. She was born about 1815 in Glasgow. In 1851, Ann Maxton is a widow, living in Blythswood, Glasgow, with two sisters: S. Galloway, widow; and Charlotte Slater, unmarried. It is probable that she was the Ann Slater who married Alexander Maxton in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, on 18th October, 1836. Her maiden name, therefore, was Slater.

Ministry
After licence, he served as an assistant to Nathaniel Paterson in Galashiels and to James Somerville in Drumelzier. He was ordained on 8th April, 1846, in Stow and Heriot, Midlothian. “At a meeting of the Free Presbytery of Selkirk held on 1st February, [1881] the Rev. Thomas Brydon of Stow intimated that, feeling no longer able for the full discharge of his ministerial duties, he intended to apply to next General Assembly for leave to have a colleague and successor appointed. The Presbytery expressed their sympathy with Mr. Brydon, and cordially recommended his application to the General Assembly.” On 22nd September, 1881, Alexander Burnside was appointed as a colleague and successor. After retirement, Thomas Brydon lived at 18 West Castle Road, Edinburgh.

Death
He died on 29th March, 1896. His death was registered in Newington, Edinburgh, but he was buried in Stow. Ann Maxton or Slater or Brydon died in 1903 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no sign that they had issue.

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


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BRYDON, ROBERT, D.D. (United States)

Born at Edinburgh, 1792. Studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained at Dunscore, 1822. Married, 1825, Matilda MacKenzie, Campbeltown. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1860.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.274

He served in Dunscore, Dumfries-shire.


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BUCHAN, JOHN

Born at Peebles, 1847. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Perth, Knox’s Church, 1874. Married, the same year, Helen Jane Masterton. Translated, 1875, to Pathhead, Kirkcaldy; and, 1888, to John Knox Church, Glasgow.

Publication.—The First Things.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.228

He served in Knox’s, Perth; Pathhead, Kirkcaldy, Fife; and John Knox, Glasgow.


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BUCHAN, WILLIAM

Born at Crieff, 1806. Studied at St. Andrews and Edinburgh Universities. Ordained at Hamilton, 1831. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1832, Jane Brown; and, 1857, Ann Naismith. Died, 1869.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.263

He served in St. John’s, Hamilton, Lanarkshire.

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


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BUCHANAN, GILBERT, B.D.

Born at Dundonald, Ayrshire, 1869. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Midmar, Aberdeenshire, 1897.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.149

He served in Midmar, Aberdeenshire.


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BUCHANAN, JAMES, D.D. (Princeton), LL.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Paisley in 1804; studied at Glasgow University and at the Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained at Roslin in 1827, he was translated to North Leith in 1828. In 1829 he married Elizabeth Cochrane; and, in 1836, Mary Morrison. Translated to the High Church, Edinburgh, in 1840. He signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission, and after the Disruption became first pastor of Free St. Stephen’s, Edinburgh. He was then appointed Professor of Apologetics in the New College, Edinburgh, in 1845, and of Systematic Theology, in 1847. Dr. Buchanan took an important part in the Voluntary and Disestablishment controversies. He served as Convener of the Foreign Missions Committee. He retired in 1868, and died at Edinburgh, 1870.

Publications.—Comfort in Affliction. The Office and Work of the Holy Spirit. Faith in God, and Modern Atheism. Analogy: a Guide to Truth and an Aid to Faith. The Doctrine of Justification (Cunningham Lectures).


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.69

He served in High, Edinburgh; and St. Stephen’s, Edinburgh.

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

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Buchanan, James


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BUCHANAN, JOHN, M.A.

Born near Chryston, Lanarkshire, 1821. Studied at the University of Glasgow. Ordained at Bothwell, 1844. Married, 1850, Isobel MacIntyre. In 1846 Mr. Buchanan was one of the deputies of the Free Church to Canada. In 1856 he became senior minister [Vol. 2 says his connection with this congregation ceased in 1858]; and in 1861 visited Natal. He organised a Presbyterian congregation at Durban, of which he took pastoral charge for twelve years. In 1876-77 he acted as locum tenens at Lovedale, and, 1878-1880, he took charge of the congregation at Madeira. Thereafter Mr. Buchanan was unable for regular work and resided at Largs.


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Background
He was born on 25th June, 1821, in Cadder, Lanarkshire, the son of John Buchanan, farmer, and Elizabeth Bulloch.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1836 and graduated M.A. in 1840.

Marriage
He married Isobel MacIntyre on 22nd July, 1850, in Barony, Glasgow. She was born on 16th July, 1825, in Glasgow, the daughter of Donald MacIntyre, measurer, and Isobel Howie.

Ministry
He was ordained in Bothwell, Lanarkshire, on 4th July, 1844. John Harper was inducted as his colleague and successor in 1859. Thereafter he worked in Natal but in 1874 his health again failed, he resigned his ministry in Natal and travelled by ox-wagon to the Orange Free State, collecting botanical specimens near Leribe in Lesotho on the way to Winburg and on to Kimberley. From here he moved to Bloemfontein and by way of Burgersdorp and Queenstown to Lovedale, near Alice, where he acted as locum tenens. He wrote about the ferns of Natal. His name is given to a number of botanical species.

Death
He died on 3rd November, 1903, in Largs, Ayrshire. His wife died there in 1902.

Publication
A Revised List of the Ferns of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 1875.

Family
There is no sign that they had issue.

Source
Botanical exploration of Southern Africa, compiled by H.F. Glen and G. Germishuize, Pretoria, South Africa, 2010, p.108


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BUCHANAN, NEIL

Born at East Kilbride, 1850. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Glenkens, Kirkcudbrightshire, 1883. Married, 1881, Grace Lennox. Mr. Buchanan rendered valuable service by translating standard works in German theology.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.113 (twice)

He served in Glenkens, Kirkcudbrightshire.


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BUCHANAN, ROBERT, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at St. Ninians, 1802. Studied at Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities. Ordained at Gargunnock, 1827. Translated to Salton, Haddingtonshire, 1830; and to Tron Parish, Glasgow, 1833. Was one of the prominent leaders at the Disruption. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1828, Anne Handyside; and, 1843, Elizabeth Stoddart. In 1857 Dr. Buchanan was transferred to the Free College Church, built in immediate proximity to the Free Church College. Became senior minister, 1866. In the winter of 1874-75 Dr. Buchanan supplied for a few months the station at Rome. For twenty-eight years Dr. Buchanan was convener of the Sustentation Fund Committee, and it would be difficult to say how much that fund, and the Church which benefited by it, owed to the weight of character, calmness, and firmness of its convener. When minister of the Tron Parish he set himself and his congregation to practical work among the wynds of that congested area. The outcome of the movement was the formation of the Wynd Church, which has been the means, directly or indirectly, of adding to the presbytery of the bounds sixteen sanctioned charges, besides assisting in the formation of others. In 1860 Dr. Buchanan was appointed Moderator of Assembly. Died, 1875.

Publications.—The Ten Years’ Conflict, An Expository Volume on Ecclesiastes. A Clerical Furlough. Posthumous.—Robert Buchanan, D.D.: An Ecclesiastical Biography.By Norman L. Walker, D.D.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.475

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

His daughter, Elizabeth Buchanan, married Robert McAlpine Thornton, a Free Church minister.

He served in Tron, Glasgow; and College, Glasgow.

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


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BURLEIGH, JOHN

Born at Lesmahagow, 1850. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Married, 1888, Marion Ann Braid. Ordained at Stonefield (Blantyre, East), 1889.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.178

He served in East, Blantyre, Lanarkshire.


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BURN, DAVID

Born at Stitchel, Roxburghshire, 1804. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall of the Original Secession Church. Ordained at Thurso, 1831. Was Moderator of the Synod at the time of the Union with the Free Church in 1852. In 1875 he became senior minister. Died, 1882.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.566

He served in West, Thurso, Caithness.

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


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BURNET, JAMES

Born at Edinburgh, 1857. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Chapel of Garioch, 1886. Married, 1888, Margaret Beverley Thomson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.343

He served in Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire.


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BURNET, WILLIAM

Born at Glasgow, 1818. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Chryston, 1848. Married, 1850, Forbes Shepherd; and, 1878, Jane Charlotte Garioch. Translated, 1867, to Huntly [Vol. 2 says he was translated 1868.] Became senior minister, 1890. Died, 1895.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1818 in Glasgow. There was a William Burnet born there on 28th March, 1818, the son of Robert Burnet and Margaret Stewart. As his first daughter was called Margaret Stewart Burnet we can assume that this is his parentage.

Education
He intended to have a mercantile career and studied at the Mechanics’ Institute and gained three gold medals. He had a decidedly mechanical genius. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1845-47.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Forbes Shepherd on 16th June, 1850, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, She was born on 1st January and baptized on 1st February, 1814, in Daviot, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of Robert Shepherd. She was a sister of Captain Shepherd of Kirkville.

(2) Jane Charlotte Garioch in 1878 in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was born on 18th January, 1830, in Strachan, Kincardineshire, the daughter of James G. Garioch and Helen Roger. For some ministerial connections, see the Cumming Turing Tree.

Ministry
He was ordained in Chryston, Lanarkshire. He was called to Huntly, Aberdeenshire, in 1867. Andrew Halliday Douglas was ordained as his colleague and successor there in 1890.

Death
He died on 15th April, 1895. His first wife died in 1874 in Huntly, Aberdeenshire. His second wife died in 1919 in Rubislaw, Aberdeen.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) Sir Robert William Burnet, K.C.V.O., F.R.C.P., born on 17th June and baptized on 24th July, 1851, in Cadder, Lanarkshire. He married Bessie Horseman Morley in the 4th quarter of 1887 in Marylebone, London, England (though his name is transcribed as Robert Henry Burnet). He was Physician to the Royal Household 1910-1919. He died in the 1st quarter of 1931 in St Thomas, Devon, England.

(2) Margaret Stewart Burnet born on 30th June, 1855, in Cadder, Lanarkshire. She died on 4th March, 1938, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.

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


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BURNETT, GEORGE

Born at Fraserburgh, 1864. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Friockheim, 1894. Married, 1896, Margaret Howie.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.477

He served in Friockheim, Angus.


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BURNETT, JOHN, B.D.

Born in the parish of Tarves, 1844. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Leslie and Premnay, 1869. Married, 1873, Margaret Aitken Carmichael. Translated, 1878, to St. David’s, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.246

He served in Leslie and Premnay, Aberdeenshire; and St. David’s, Glasgow.


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BURNS, GEORGE, D.D.

Born, 1790. Youngest son of John Burns, Surveyor of Customs, Bo’ness. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1816, as minister of St. John’s, New Brunswick. Married, 1827, a daughter of the Rev. J. Struthers. In 1831 he was settled at Tweedsmuir. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Removed to Corstorphine, 1844. Became senior minister, 1865. Died, 1876.

Publications.—Lectures and Sermons and Prayers for Public Worship. Prayers for Family Worship.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.296

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

He served in Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

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


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BURNS, ISLAY, D.D. (Aberdeen)

Born at Dun, Forfarshire, in 1817, the son of the Rev. W. H. Burns, parish minister of Dun, and afterwards of Kilsyth. Having studied at the University of Aberdeen, and at the Glasgow Divinity Hall, steps had been already taken for his settlement in St. Peter’s, Dundee, in succession to the Rev. R. M. M’Cheyne, when the Disruption occurred. The Free Church Assembly instructed the Free Presbytery of Dundee to complete the settlement, and Mr. Burns was ordained on 7th June 1843. Married, in 1845, Catherine Sarah, sister of Professor David and Dr. C. J. Brown. Elected Professor of Apologetics and Systematic Theology in the Free Church College, Glasgow, in 1864. He made frequent contributions to the British and Foreign Evangelical Review, the Catholic Presbyterian, etc. He died in 1872.

Publications.—The First Three Christian Centuries. The Pastor of Kilsyth(his father). Life of W. C. Burns of China (his brother). Catholicism and Sectarianism (Essays by Ministers of the Free Church. Edited by Dr. Hanna, 1858).


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 16th January, 1817, the son of William Hamilton Burns, minister, and Elizabeth Chalmers. For some ministerial connections, see the Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

Education
He was educated at the Universities of Aberdeen and Glasgow.

Marriage
He married Catharine Sarah Brown on 16th April, 1845, in Liff, Benvie and Invergowrie, Angus. She was born in Aberdeen, the daughter of Alexander Brown and Catherine Chalmers.

Ministry
“Isla Burns, Edinburgh” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in St. Peter’s, Dundee. He received a call from Boston, Duns, signed on 10th September, 1846, but he remained in Dundee. In 1856 he was proposed for a professorship in the Aberdeen College but he was not elected. In 1862 his name was mentioned in connection with the History Chair in New College, Edinburgh, but he was not elected. In 1864, despite opposition, he was elected as colleague and successor to William Maxwell Hetherington in the chair of Apologetics and Divinity in the Glasgow Free Church College and was duly translated there.

Death
He died on 20th May, 1872, at his home, 4 Sardinia Terrace, Hillhead, Glasgow.

Publications
Besides those mentioned by Ewing:
He contributed to: A Course of Twelve Lectures to Young Men

The Sanctity of Home, W. P. Kennedy, Edinburgh, 1853

Praxis primaria; progressive exercises in the writing of Latin, London, 1870

A plea for junior scholarships and bursaries in the University of Glasgow, Blackie, Glasgow, 1871?

Select remains of Islay Burns, edited by Rev. James C. Burns, with memoir by Rev. W. G. Blaikie

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Burns, born 24th February, 1846, in Liff, Benvie and Invergowrie, Angus.

(2) Hannah Burchell Burns born 21st October, 1847, in Liff, Benvie and Invergowrie, Angus. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1882, in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England.

(3) Charlotte Alexandrina Chalmers Burns born 27th November, 1849, in Liff, Benvie and Invergowrie, Angus.

(4) Elizabeth Jane Burns born 10th May and baptized 15th June, 1851, in Liff, Benvie and Invergowrie, Angus.

(5) Islay Ferrier Burns born 18th September and baptized 16th October, 1854, in Liff, Benvie and Invergowrie. He graduated M.A. from Glasgow University in 1876 and B.A. from Oxford University, England, in 1880. He was a minister of the English Presbyterian Church in Darenth, Kent, England. In the 2nd quarter of 1893 he married May Carmichael Henderson in Middlesbro’, North Riding, Yorkshire, England. He died in the 4th quarter of 1924 in Cambridge, England.

(6) Catherine Sarah Burns born 8th December, 1856, in Dundee.

(7) Robert James Burns born 18th July, 1860, in Dundee. He married Mary Susan Burns in 1899 in Dundee. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1938 in Kensington, London.

(8) Charles Arthur Hamilton Burns born 19th November, 1862, in Dundee.

Source
The Scotsman, 21st May, 1872, p.6

The Scotsman, 16 August, 1856, p.4


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BURNS, JAMES CHALMERS, D.D.

Born, 1809. Son of Rev. James Burns, Brechin. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained, 1837, at the Scots Church, London Wall. Married, 1838, Ann Robertson. Inducted to Kirkliston Free Church, 1843. In 1879 he was Moderator of the General Assembly. Became senior minister, 1890. Died, 1892.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.492

He served in Kirkliston, West Lothian.

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

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


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BURNS, JAMES DRUMMOND, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1823. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dunblane, 1845. Appointed by the Free Church Colonial Committee to supply the Presbyterian congregation in Madeira during the winter, 1847-48. Resigned his charge at Dunblane, 1848, and accepted appointment to Funchal. Settled at the Presbyterian Church, Hampstead, London, 1855. Married, 1859, Margaret MacDonald or Procter. Died, 1864.

Publications.—The Vision of Prophecy, and other Poems. The Heavenly Jerusalem; or, Glimpses within the Gate. The Evening Hymn. Posthumous.—Memoir and Remains of James D. Burns, M.A. By James Hamilton, D.D.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 18th February, 1823, in Edinburgh, the son of William Burns, joiner, and Margaret Ritchie.

Education
He was educated at Heriot’s Hospital there and at Edinburgh High School. He entered Edinburgh University in 1837 and did Arts and Divinity studies there. He graduated from Edinburgh University: B.A. on 24th April, 1844; and M.A. on 23rd April, 1845. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-45.

Marriage
He married Margaret MacDonald in the 4th quarter of 1859 in St Pancras, London, England. She was born on 4th February, 1837, in Bengal, India, the daughter of Major-general John Macdonald, of the Bengal service, and Catherine Matheson; and was the widow of Lieutenant Archibald Procter, of the same service.

Ministry
He was ordained in Dunblane, Perthshire, on 23rd August, 1845. He landed in Funchal, Madeira, on 21st September, 1847, and continued there till 27th May, 1848. He was released from his Dunblane charge on 4th October, 1848, and took up permanent work in Madeira till 1853. He was settled in Hampstead, London, England, on 22nd May, 1855.

Other
He was a noted poet.

Death
He died on 27th November, 1864, in Mentone, France, where he had gone for health reasons. His wife died in 1920 in Caulfield, Victoria, Australia.

Publication
Besides those mentioned by Ewing:
Reminiscences of the late Rev. James D. Burns, from the ‘Weekly Review,’ etc., 1864

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Katharine Margaret Burns born in the 4th quarter of 1860 in Hampstead, London, England. She died in 1927 in Kew, Victoria.

(2) Hugh McLeod Burns born in the 2nd quarter of 1863 in Hampstead, London, England. He married Mary Edith Lyall on 6th June, 1894, in Melbourne, South Australia. He died in 1939 in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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


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BURNS, ROBERT, D.D.

Born at Bo’ness, 1789. Son of John Burns, Surveyor of Customs. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Paisley, Laigh Kirk, 1811. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1814, Janet Orr; and, 1844, Elizabeth Bell Bonar. In 1825 Dr. Burns became secretary of the Glasgow Colonial Society. Translated to Knox Church, Toronto, 1845. In 1856 he was appointed Professor of Church History and Apologetics in Knox College. Retired, 1864. Died, 1869.

Publications.—Essay on the Eldership. Dissertations on the Law and Practice in regard to the Poor. Plurality of Offices. Memoir of Dr. M’Gill.He also edited Woodrow’s History of the Church of Scotland,and for three years was editor of theChristian Instructor. Posthumous.—Dr. Burns of Toronto.By Rev. R. F. Burns.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.176

He served in St. George’s, Paisley, Renfrewshire.

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

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

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


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BURNS, THOMAS, D.D.

Born at Mossgiel, 1796. Son of Gilbert Burns, and nephew of Robert Burns, the poet. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1826, at Ballantrae, Ayrshire. Translated, 1830, to Monkton in the same county. Married, 1830, Clementina Grant. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Immediately after the Disruption a proposal was set on foot to plant a Free Church Colony in Otago, and Dr. Burns resigned his charge with a view to become minister of the settlers who were preparing to sail to New Zealand. The outbreak of war there delayed the starting of the colonists, and in 1846 Dr. Burns accepted a call to Portobello. He went to New Zealand in 1847, and laboured there till the way was open for the establishment of the Colony at Otago. Dr. Burns was till 1854 the sole minister of the colonists. The ecclesiastical leader of the Free Church Settlement of Otago, Dr. Burns for nearly a quarter of a century exercised a commanding influence over the Colony, in the founding of which he played so conspicuous a part. Died, 1871.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.57

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register

He served in Prestwick, Ayrshire; and Portobello, St. Philip’s, Edinburgh.

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


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BURNS, WILLIAM HAMILTON, D.D.

Born, 1779. Son of John Burns, Bo’ness, and brother of George and Robert Burns. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1800, at Dun, near Brechin, where his elder brother James had been settled shortly before. Married, 1806, Elizabeth Chalmers. Translated, 1821, to Kilsyth. His ministry there prepared the way for the awakening of 1839, in which his son, W. C. Burns, afterwards of China, took so prominent a part. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1853. Died, 1859. His life was written by his son, Dr. Islay Burns, under the title, The Pastor of Kilsyth.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.480

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

For an obituary of William C. Burns, see Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: William Burns.

He served in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire.


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BURNSIDE, ALEXANDER ISDALE

Born, 1856. Son of Rev. Thomas Burnside, Falkland. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Stow, 1881. Resigned, 1890, and went to America.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 4th December, 1856, in Falkland, Fife, the son of Thomas Burnside, the Free Church minister there, and Janet Isdale.

Education
He enrolled in the University of St Andrews, Fife, 1871-74. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1875-80.

Marriage
He married Charlotte Ann Mason in 1890. She was born on 11th September, 1868, in Haddington, East Lothian, the daughter of David Mason and Charlotte Ronald.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 30th September, 1880. He was ordained in Stow and Heriot, Midlothian. He resigned his charge and from the ministry of the Free Church on 10th June, 1890. In his correspondence with the Presbytery he said: “For some year past I have had a deep and growing conviction of my personal unfitness to carry on the work of the ministry; and that this feeling has lately been so strong that I am constrained to act upon it, and frankly to give up the work. Even this may seem vague, but I can honestly say that there is no other reason; and that especially there is nothing in my relation to my congregation at Stow that has even in the least degree influenced my action. What I do is done with feelings of deep regret, and is done in the best interests of my people, as well as with a regard to my own conscientious convictions, as to what is due to them, to the Church at large, and to myself as an honest man.”

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Janet Isdale Burnside born 1st October, 1891, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA.

(2) Charlotte J. Burnside born about 1893 in New York, USA.

(3) Alexander V. Burnside born about 1898 in New York, USA.

(4) Robert Burnside born about 1901 in New York, USA. He married Ruth.

They all lived in Westchester, New York, USA.

Source
The Scotsman, 21st May, 1890, p.12


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BURNSIDE, THOMAS

Born at Glasgow. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Falkland, 1845. Married, the same year, Janet Isdale. Died, 1867.


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Background
He was born (or baptised) in Glasgow on 17th March, 1804, the son of Robert Burnside, merchant, and Isobel Turnbull.

Marriage
He married Janet Isdale on 15th February, 1848, in Abbotshall, Fife. She was baptized on 26th April, 1820, in Dron, Perthshire, the daughter of Alexander Isdale, Church of Scotland minister there, and Jane Dow. Her brother was a Free Church minister, John Isdale.

Ministry
In 1841 he was a clergyman living in Girvan, Ayrshire. A “Thomas Burnside, Girvan, Ayrshire” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was called to Falkland, Fife, on 23rd November, 1844, and ordained there on 24th January, 1845.

Death
He died in Falkland, Fife, on 26th August, 1867 (Registration: 1867 428/ 32 Falkland). Thereafter the family settled in Edinburgh where they lived in various places: 2 Argyle Park Terrace, 1 Marchmont Road and 3 Marchhall Crescent. His wife died in 1908 in Grange, Edinburgh. There is a memorial stone to them in the Falkland Cemetery.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jane Burnside baptized on 23rd September, 1849, in Falkland, Fife.

(2) Isabella Burnside baptized 1st June, 1851, in Falkland, Fife.

(3) Robert Burnside baptized on 27th December, 1852. He emigrated to the USA. He stayed for a time with his brother Alexander, the minister. He married Effie and settled in Suffolk, New York, USA.

(4) Janet Burnside, baptized 2nd December, 1854, in Falkland, Fife. Jessie Burnside died in 1935 in Newington, Edinburgh, mother’s maiden name, Isdale.

(5) Alexander Isdale Burnside born on 4th December, 1856, in Falkland, Fife. He became a Free Church minister.

(6) Margaret Burnside, born 7th January, 1859, in Falkland, Fife.

Source
Rootsweb

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


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BUSCARLET, AMALRIC FREDERIC, D.D.

Born at Nice, 1836. Studied at the University, Bordeaux, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Naples, 1861. Translated to Lausanne in 1874. The work he did at both Naples and Lausanne made his name a household word throughout the Church.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.526

Background
He was born in 1836 in Nice, France, the son of Jules-Leonard Buscarlet and Frances Eliza Bowen. His father was a pastor successively in Florence in Italy, and in Nice, Pau and Paris in France. For family connections, see the Bayne Tree.

Education
He was educated in Toulouse in France and in New College, Edinburgh, 1855-59. In 1911 he received his Doctorate in Theology from the Presbyterian College in Montreal, Canada.

Marriage
He married Anna Willett. She was from Norfolk, England.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 11th April, 1859.

Death
He died on 19th February, 1928, in Pau, France. His wife died in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1905.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Florence Margaret Buscarlet born in 1862 in Naples, Italy. She died in Pau, France, in 1943.

(2) Francis Charles Buscarlet born in the 4th quarter of 1865 in Henstead, Norfolk, England. He became a civil engineer and worked in India, Canada and England. He married Margaret Alice Carter in the 3rd quarter of 1897 in Fylde, Lancashire, England. He died in 1957 in Londonderry, Ireland.

(3) Frederic Willett Buscarlet born in the last quarter of 1868 in South Stoneham, Hampshire, England. He became a farmer and emigrated to Souris, Manitoba, Canada. He died there in 1959.

Source
Wiki


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