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JACK, JAMES

Born at Newtyle, 1842. Studied at London. Married, 1863, Isabella Butter. Ordained, 1875, at Grimsby, where he had formed a congregation. Translated to Duns, West United Presbyterian Church, 1880, and to Chapelhall Free Church, 1884. Resigned, 1893, and became Presbyterian minister in United States of America.


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Background
He was born on 8th and baptized on 27th March, 1842, in Newtyle, Angus, the son of James Jack and Elisabeth Crichton.

Marriage
He married Isabella Butters on 20th November, 1863, in St George, Edinburgh. She was born on 26th January and baptized on 10th February, 1840, in St Martin’s, Perthshire, the daughter of William Butter, shoemaker, and Margaret Fraser.

Ministry
His ministry in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, had already begun by March, 1874, when the laying of a foundation stone of a new church building for the Presbyterian Church there took place. In May of that year, he was recognised as a licentiate by the Synod of the English Presbyterian Church and was ordained in Grimsby on 19th November, 1875. The congregation had begun two years previously when he moved from Hull, Yorkshire, England, and commenced services in the Temperance Hall. He presumably gave up his charge because, when he was elected to Duns on 3rd May, 1880, he was described as “late of the Presbyterian Church, Grimsby”. He was called from the West United Presbyterian Church, Duns, Berwickshire, and was inducted to Chapelhall, Lanarkshire, on 17th June, 1884.

In September, 1893, he was arrested on a serious charge, taken to Edinburgh and released on £50 bail. He voluntarily abstained from occupying his pulpit and the Presbytery agreed to await the outcome of the case in the Criminal Court. The pastoral tie was dissolved on 5th December, 1893: the Presbytery noted that he had gone abroad and did not intend to return and that he should not be given a Presbyterial certificate, until the charges against him had been disproved. He spent some time in Sterling Valley, New York State, USA. He eventually moved to a church in Jersey, Channel Islands, and then to one in Worcestershire, England, before retiring.

Death
He died in the 1st quarter of 1927 in Chapel-le-Frith, Derbyshire, England. His wife died there in the 3rd quarter of the same year.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William James Jack born on 9th September, 1864, in Carlisle, Cumberland, England. He married Czarina Olliffe, on 14th October, 1899, at Christ Church, East Dulwich Grove, Camberwell, London, England. She was born in London, England, in 1872, the daughter of Charles Richard Olliffe and Maria Clarke. He was a minister of the Presbyterian Church of England. He was resident in Gibraltar 1934-39. He died on 28th August, 1941, in Dunoon, Argyll, and was buried there.

(2) James William Jack was born on 17th October, 1866, in Carlisle, Cumberland, England. His 50 year ministry in Glenfarg, Perthshire, is commemorated by a stained glass window in the church there. He was well know for his studies in Egyptology. He was killed when struck by a lorry during the blackout in WW2. He died in 1942 in Abernyte, Perthshire.

(3) Maggie Ann Jack was born on 26th August, 1868, in Dundee. She married John MacMillen, who was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He worked in the textile industry. She died in 1954 in Wirral, Cheshire, England, aged 86.

(4) Charles MacIan Jack was born in December, 1871, in England. He married Jane “Jenny” Frame in 1908 in Barrhead, Renfrewshire. He was minister of Martyrs Church in Paisley, Renfrewshire, for 44 years. He died on 3rd November, 1951, in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

Sources
Jackfamilytree

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 19th March, 1874; 6th December, 1893

The Hull Packet and East Riding Times, Yorkshire, England, 22nd May 22, 1874; 26th November, 1875

Glasgow Herald, 5th May, 1880; June 4, 1884; 8th September, 1893; 16th September, 1893


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JACK, JAMES WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Carlisle, 1866. Son of foregoing. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Arngask, 1891.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.327

He served in Arngask, a place in Fife, Perthshire and Kinross-shire.


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JACK, LEWIS

Born at Culloden, 1815. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Ordained at Belhelvie, 1845. Appointed to Nova Scotia, 1848. Settled in New Brunswick, 1849. Married, the same year, Flora MacKenzie.


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Marriage
He married Flora Jane McKenzie. She was born on 1st November, 1816, in St. Stephen, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of James McKenzie and Isabella Sinclair.

Ministry
He was called to Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire, on 23rd January, 1845, and was ordained there on 10th June. Later he was Presbyterian minister in Springfield, Kings County, New Brunswick.

Death
His wife died on 4th August,1880, in Springfield, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Thomas Chalmers Jack born on 26th October, 1850, in St Stephen, Charlotte County, New Brunswick. He was a teacher before engaging in studies which led him into the Presbyterian ministry. He served in the Maitland Charge in the Presbytery of Halifax, Canada, for seventeen years. In 1896 he was translated to the pastorate of St. Matthew’s, North Sydney, where he remained until May, 1918. He was Moderator of Synod in 1913. He died on 14th August, 1918.

(2) Samuel Rutherford Jack born on 23rd March, 1854, in New Brunswick, Canada. He married Jean “Jennie” Johanna McClelland, who was born on 5th July, 1858, in New Brunswick, Canada. He died on 3rd June, 1925, in Saint John, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada.

(3) Jane E. Jack born about 1856 in New Brunswick, Canada.

(4) Marion E. Jack born about 1858 in New Brunswick, Canada.

(5) Anna S. Jack born about 1860 in New Brunswick, Canada.

Sources
Archivescanada

The Aberdeen Journal, 18th June, 1845


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JACK, ROBERT THOM, M.A.

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


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.59

He served in Penicuik, Midlothian.


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JACKSON, JAMES WHYTE, M.A., F.F.A. (Scotland)

Born at Dundee, 1869. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Cromdale, 1894. Translated to Glasgow, Lyon Street, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.411

He served in Cromdale and Advie, Inverness-shire; and Lyon Street, Glasgow.

His son, Charles Stewart Jackson, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.443.


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JACKSON, JOHN

Born at Edinburgh, 1837. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained, 1863, at Girvan. Joined the Free Church at the union, 1876. The same year accepted an appointment to Belize, and married Agnes M’Cartney. Resigned, 1888, but before he was able to leave the colony he was seized with fever, and died, 13th December of that year. Mr. Jackson was, during the greater part of his ministry at Belize, Government Inspector of Schools, and in that capacity rendered important service to the cause of education in the colony.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.14

He served in Girvan, West, Ayrshire.

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


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JACKSON, JOHN

Born at Glasgow, 1840. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Crail, 1874. Married, 1877, Jane S. Sim.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.375

He served in Crail, Fife.


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JACKSON, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Mearns, 1805. Studied at the University, Glasgow. After licence Mr. Jackson became assistant to Rev. James Findlay, Airdrie. Ordained, 1835, at the West Church, Airdrie. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1869.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.221

He served in West, Airdrie, Lanarkshire.

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


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JAFFRAY, HUGH

Born at Irvine, 1813. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Holytown, 1845. Married Millicent R. F. Walker. Became senior minister, 1872. Died, 1881.


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Background
He was born on 12th and baptized on 17th November, 1813, in the Relief Congregation in Irvine, Ayrshire, the son of Robert Jaffray and Isabella Fergusson.

Education
He attended Irvine Academy, Ayrshire, and a boarding school at Ardoch Cottage, Dunbartonshire. He then entered the office of a lawyer in Glasgow and attended the Arts classes in the University there. But on deciding to enter the ministry, he studied Divinity at Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-44.

Marriage
He married Millicent Rebecca Fleming Walker. This was registered in Bothwell, Lanarkshire, on 28th September, 1851, and in Irvine, Ayrshire, on 12th October, 1851. She was born in March, 1811, in Irvine, Ayrshire, the daughter of Thomas Walker and Mary Fleming.

Ministry
He was licensed prior to the Disruption. He was assistant to Henry Duncan in Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire before being ordained in Holytown, Lanarkshire, on 9th January, 1845. He resigned his charge in 1873 due to failing health and retired to Irvine.

Death
He died on 21st February, 1881, in Irvine, Ayrshire. His wife died in 1891 in Grange, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret H. Jaffrey born about 1853 in Bothwell, Lanarkshire. She married John Leiper, a Free Church minister.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Hugh Jaffrey.


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JAFFRAY, JAMES A.

Born in Aberdeenshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Blackburn, Aberdeenshire, 1896.


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James Alexander Jaffray

FUFC, p.422

He served in Blackburn, Aberdeenshire.


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JAFFRAY, JOHN

After serving at Glamis, Dundee, and Paisley, became, 1841, agent for the schemes of the Church of Scotland. He continued to hold the same position in the Free Church. The office being strictly ecclesiastical, Mr. Jaffray received ordination from the Presbytery of Edinburgh in June 1843. A very large part of the details in connection with the organising of the Free Church, especially in connection with her missionary schemes, was carried out by Mr. Jaffray. Retired in 1853. Died, 1858.


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Background
He was baptized on 6th June, 1804, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the son of Alexander Jaffray, builder, and Margaret Mitchell.

Marriage
He married Isabella Black on 7th May, 1832, in Dundee. She was born in Dundee, about 1791, the daughter of James Black, sailing master, RN, and Isabella Boath?.

Ministry
He served the Free Church in the administrative duties that he had been attending to prior to the Disruption. He was ordained by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh, on 15th June, 1843, on his being appointed Secretary to the Mission Board. He presented his resignation due to ill health in May, 1853. He was surely the Rev John Jaffray, Edinburgh, who purchased the property in the High Street, Edinburgh, which had been John Knox’s home, and restored it “in a very chaste and tasteful manner – and now presents much the same appearance which it may be supposed to have done in the days of Knox”.

Death
He died on 29th October, 1858, at his home, 60 Frederick Street, Edinburgh (Registration: 1858
685/7 393 Heriot and Warriston). His wife died on 4th May, 1866, at 60 Frederick Street, Edinburgh (Registration: 1866 685/2 26 St Andrew (Edinburgh)).

Family
There is no evidence that he had issue.

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

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 21st June, 1843, p.3; 25th May, 1853, p.4

Glasgow Herald, 20th May, 1853


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JAFFREY, ROBERT LESLIE, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1864. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Camelon, Falkirk, 1890. Translated to St. John’s, Edinburgh, 1893.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.19

He served in Camelon, Stirlingshire; and St. John’s, Edinburgh.


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JAMESON, CHARLES

Born at Kincardine-on-Forth, 1807. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Pathhead, 1840. [Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission]. Married, 1851, Grace Chalmers. Died, 1870.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.106

For further connections, see the Chalmers Tree.

He served in Pathhead, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

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


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JAMIESON, JOHN

Born at Edinburgh, 1820. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cairnryan, 1854. Married, 1862, Mary Spittal. For many years he was clerk of the Free Church Presbytery of Stranraer and of the Free Church Synod of Galloway.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.122

He served in Cairnryan, Wigtownshire.


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JAMIESON, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Arbroath, 1846. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Firth, Orkney, 1880. Married, 1884, Helen Watt. Translated to Canonbie, 1892.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.81

He served in Firth and Stennis, Orkney; and Canonbie, Dumfries-shire.


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JAMIESON, NINIAN

Born, 1829. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Markinch, 1853. Died, 1857.


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Background
He was born on 22nd March, 1829, in Rothesay, Bute, the son of Niel Jamieson, fish curer and Provost of Rothesay, and Mary Bannatyne. For some family connections, see the Bannatyne Tree.

Education
He attended Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1848-52.

Ministry
He served in Markinch, Fife.

Death
He died on 14th May, 1857, at the Free Church Manse, Markinch, Fife.

Family
There is no evidence he ever married.

Sources
Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 8th May, 1848; 18th May, 1857


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JAMIESON, WILLIAM

Born at Pulteneytown, Wick, 1859. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Castle-Douglas, 1887. Married, 1897, Jessie Campbell Low.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.112

He served in Castle-Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.


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JARVIS, DANIEL ANDERSON

Born, 1830. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Bonhill, 1855. Died, 1856.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1830 in Glasgow, the son of John Jarvis and Janet Anderson, shoe worker.

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

Ministry
He served in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire.

Death
He died on 21st November, 1856, at his parents’ home, 125 Candleriggs Street, Glasgow.


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JEFFRAY, JOHN

Born, 1822. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Douglas, 1846. Married, 1856, Janet Golder. Translated, 1858, to Gateshead. Died, 1872.


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John Jeffrey

Background
He was born on 29th March, 1822, in Girthon, Kirkcudbrightshire, the son of Robert Jeffrey, the parish minister there, and Janet Thomson. Robert Jeffrey became a Free Church minister. Janet Thomson was the daughter of James Thomson and Dorothea Brown. James Thomson was the parish minister in Balmaclellan, Kirkcudbrightshire – see FES, Vol.2, p.390; and Dorothea Brown was a daughter of Samuel Brown of Barharrow, minister of Kirkmabreck. This Samuel was the son of another Samuel Brown, also minister of Kirkmabreck – for them see FES, Vol.2, p.368.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1849-52, where his name is recorded as John F. Jaffray.

Marriage
He married Janet Golder on 17th June, 1856, in Douglas, Lanarkshire. She was baptized on 9th February, 1823, in Douglas, Lanarkshire, the daughter of John Golder, watchmaker, and Catherine Dougald.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Kirkcudbright on 12th June, 1844. He served in Douglas, Lanarkshire; he was called to the English Presbyterian congregation in Gateshead, County Durham, England, on 25th May, 1858. He was inducted there on 14th September. After the induction service there was the customary dinner for 70 ministers and friends; and an evening soirée when 350 sat down to tea. In January, 1871, he was presented with a purse of 60 guineas from his congregation and friends as a mark of their esteem and respect. His outstanding literary abilities are also mentioned. Moreover, he was designated “K.B.” in the newspaper report (and “K.D.” in a later one);and it was noted that he was about to leave them. His resignation was reluctantly accepted by the Presbytery on 7th February, 1871, the reason given being the need to remove to a warmer climate on account of his wife’s health. However, he didn’t remove and his wife died shortly thereafter. This was followed by his own death.

Deaths
He died in the 2nd quarter of 1872 in Gateshead, County Durham, England. His wife died on 30th August, 1871, at 9 Catherine Terrace, Gateshead.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Catherine Dorothea Jeffrey born on 1st June, 1857, in Douglas, Lanarkshire. She died there the following year.

(2) Mary Ann Eleanor Jeffrey born on 7th January, 1859, in Gateshead, County Durham, England.

(3) Gertrude Agnes Jeffrey born in December, 1860, at Catherine Terrace, Gateshead, County Durham, England. She was a governess.

(4) Harold Brown Jeffrey born on 26th October, 1862, in Gateshead, County Durham, England. He was a merchant’s clerk.

(5) Hilda Janetta Jeffrey born in the 2nd quarter of 1865 in Gateshead, County Durham, England. She was a governess.

Sources
Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 15th July, 1844

The Newcastle Courant, England, 28th May, 1858; 17th September, 1858; 14th January, 1859; 21st December, 1860; 31st October, 1862; 27th January, 1871; 10th February, 1871; 1st September, 1871


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JEFFRAY, JOHN

Born at St. Ninians, 1849. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Johnstone, 1878. Translated to St. Thomas’, Greenock, 1887; and to Shettleston in November of the same year. Resigned, 1892, to devote himself to evangelistic work, and subsequently went to England.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1849 in St Ninian’s, Stirlingshire.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1873-77.

Ministry
He was assistant to Robert MacDonald, North Leith. He was elected to Jedburgh as colleague and successor to John Purves, and to Beith, Ayrshire, and he was twice elected to Montrose, as colleague and successor to William Nixon but he chose to be settled in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, where he was ordained on 28th March, 1878. He was elected to Maxwelltown in 1883, but remained in Johnstone. On 22nd November, 1886, he was elected to St. Thomas’, Greenock, Renfrewshire, as colleague and successor to William Laughton, and on 8th February, 1887, he was inducted there. He was later translated to Shettleston, Glasgow, about November that year. Within four months of his arrival “a neat and comfortable gallery, giving additional accommodation for fully 100” was added. He resigned his charge on 7th June, 1892.

Source
Glasgow Herald, 6th March, 1888


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JEFFREY, JOHN

Born at Glasgow, 1853. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained to Rio Tinto, Southern Spain, 1887. Translated to Huelva, Spain, 1895.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.529


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JEFFREY, ROBERT

Born at Ecclefechan, 1786. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Girthon, Kirkcudbright 1818. Married, 1820, Janet Thomson. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1844.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.410

His son – John Jaffray – was a Free Church minister.

He served in Girthon and Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire.


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JEFFREY, WILLIAM, M.D., L.R.C. P. (Edinburgh)

Born at Leith, 1846. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Torphichen, 1872. Married, 1875, Margaret Inglis. Translated to St. Paul’s, Glasgow, 1875; and to Kilsyth, 1889.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.50

He served in Torphichen, West Lothian; St. Paul’s, Glasgow; and Kilsyth, Stirlingshire.


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JENKINS, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Elgin, 1835. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Culross, 1871. Translated to St. Peter’s, Dundee, 1876. Married, 1878, Catherine Henderson; and, 1884, Annie G. Couper.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.389

He served in Culross, Fife; and St. Peter’s, Dundee.


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JOHNMAN, WILLIAM ANDREW PATTON, M.A.

Born at Fossoway, 1837. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Darlington, 1865. Translated to St. George’s, Hawick, 1880.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.83

He served in Hawick, Roxburghshire.


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JOHNSON, THEODORE, M.A.

Born in Shetland, 1863. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Strathblane, 1889. [His surname is Johnston in Vol. 2.]


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.276

He served in Strathblane, Stirlingshire.


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JOHNSTON, ALEXANDER ORROCK, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at East Wemyss, 1840. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cambuslang, 1868. Married, 1869, Amy H. Gull and. Translated to Westbourne, Glasgow, 1877.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.258

He served in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire; and Westbourne, Glasgow.


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JOHNSTON, GEORGE

Born in parish of Foveran, 1840. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at New Marnoch, 1871. Married, the same year, Charlotte Thom.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.447

He served in New Marnoch, Aberdeenshire.


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JOHNSTON, JAMES

Born in Roxburghshire, 1819. Studied at the Universities, London and Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall, English Presbyterian Church. Ordained, 1853, missionary to China. His health obliged Mr. Johnston to leave that field in 1856. Admitted to the Free Church, 1858. Settled the same year at St. James’, Glasgow. Married, 1858, Margaret Corson; and, 1869, Helen B. Macfee. In 1877 Mr. Johnston retired to London, where he laboured in connection with the General Council on Education in India, and the Society for Christian Vernacular Literature.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 18th December, 1819, in Stitchell, Roxburghshire, the son of Peter Johnston and Agnes Wilson.

Education
He trained in theology in the English Presbyterian College, and in teaching methods in the Free Church Normal School in Glasgow.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Margaret Corson in the 3rd quarter of 1858 in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. She was born on 1st June, 1823, in Dumfries, the daughter of James Corson, baker, and Janet Reid.

(2) Ellen Bland Macfie on 6th January, 1869, at Parkgate Church, Cheshire, England, by David Thorburn, the great uncle of the bride. She was born on 31st December, 1840, in Leith, Edinburgh, the daughter of Robert Andrew Macfie, a businessman and later an M.P., and Caroline Eliza Easton. Robert Macfie was both “of Dreghorn Castle, Colinton” and “of Ashfield Hall, Cheshire”.

Ministry
He was ordained on 22nd April, 1853, in Manchester, Lancashire, England. He left Southampton for Amoy, China, on 14th July, 1853. He was a colleague of William Chalmers Burns. He intended to major in educational work, but in fact planted a strong church. He extended the work to Pechuia. He was elected to St. James’, Glasgow, in March, 1858. After his ministry in Glasgow, he moved to London in 1880.

Death
He died on 16th October, 1905, at St. Leonards on Sea, Hastings, Sussex, England. He is said to have been buried at Willesden Churchyard, London, England. Margaret Corson or Johnston died on 26th June, 1865, at 4 Oakley Terrace, Glasgow (Registration: 1865 644/2 1324 High Church). Ellen Bland Macfie or Johnston died on 15th September, 1933, in Hastings, Sussex, England.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) Jessie Marcia Johnston born on 8th October, 1861, in Calton, Glasgow. She took up her father’s missionary work in Amoy in 1885. She died in St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex, England, on 24th March, 1907. A book about her missionary work is called Jin Ko-Niu.

(2) Margaret Lindsay Johnston born on 27th January, 1863, at 2 Oakley Place, Glasgow. She served as a missionary in Damascus. She died in December, 1953, in St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex, England.

And by his second wife:

(3) George Patrick Noel Johnston born on 13th December, 1869, in High Church, Glasgow. He became a minister – he was assistant minister if Regent Square Presbyterian Church in London, England, and had been accepted for missionary work. He died on 25th August, 1896, in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. It was thought that his heart stopped with the shock of the cold water in the river when he went swimming.

(4) Caroline Easton Johnston born on 13th December, 1870, but registered in 1871 in High Church, Glasgow. She died on 20th March, 1957, in Hastings, Sussex, England.

(5) Robert Macfie Johnston born on 31st January, 1872, in High Church, Glasgow. He married Marguerite Georgie Rundle on 17th May, 1919, in Kensington, London, England. He graduated M.B. from the University of London, and received his M.R. from the College of Surgeons, England; he served in WW1. He died on 26th March, 1957, in Hastings, Sussex, England.

(6) Ellen Bland Johnston born on 20th December, 1874, but registered in 1875 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. She died in the 1st quarter of 1951 in Hastings, Sussex, England.

(7) James Horace Johnston born on 25th June, 1876, in Dennistoun, Glasgow. Around 1901-2 he was assistant minister of Grange Road Presbyterian Church, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. In 1903-04, he was assistant at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church in South Croydon, London, England. The following year he was ordained on 23rd June at Bow Road, East London, England. While there he created an active centre of social work and oversaw the building of a new hall for a men’s club. In 1911 he was called to Belgrave Presbyterian Church, but resigned his charge in 1917 to go to France with the YMCA until the end of the war, finishing up in Cologne. After the war years he was appointed to the Presbyterian Church in Malaya as relief for the ministers of Kuala Lumpur Church, and afterwards Penang and Singapore.

In the early 1920s he went to Hong Kong and founded a new Union Church on the mainland in Kowloon. He spent eight years there, then returned to the UK. In 1933 he went to the Presbyterian Church in Bellingham, Northumberland, England, where he remained until his call to St George’s Church, Morpeth, Northumberland, England, in 1939. He married Kathleen Edith Duncan in the 3rd quarter of 1929 in Brentford, Middlesex, England. He died on 28th December, 1962, in St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex, England.

(8) Mary Alice Johnston born on 4th May, 1879, in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire. She did some work for the British Syrian Mission. She died in 1978 in St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex, England

Sources
Freepages

Bdcconline

Kittybrewster

Ferryhill

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 21st
August 1923, Page 6

Morpeth Herald, Northumberland, England, 10th May, 1946

The Aberdeen Journal, 31st March, 1858

Glasgow Herald, 29th January, 1863; 8th January, 1869

Information from a correspondent


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JOHNSTON, JAMES BARBOUR

Born, 1815. Licensed by the Presbytery of Dunfermline, 1848. Ordained at Wolflee, 1849. Translated to Warrington, 1862. [In Vol. 2 his surname is Johnstone.]


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Background
He was born about 1815 in Annan, Dumfries-shire, the son of Walter Johnstone, general merchant, and Agnes Carlyle.

Education
He attended the parish school in Howgate, Maxwelltown, from 1821 and Dumfries Academyfrom 1830. He went to Birmingham, Warwickshire, England in 1835 and worked as a draftsman in an Architect’s office. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-47.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Mary Maiben Whyte or White on 25th July, 1839, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. She was born on 19th June, 1818, in Edinburgh, the daughter of Robert White, merchant, and Agnes Bryson.

(2) Janet Stavert. This was recorded in the 4th quarter of 1868 in Altrincham, Cheshire. She was born on 28th May, 1814, in Castleton, Roxburghshire, the daughter of Thomas Stavert, farmer, and Janet Armstrong.

Ministry
He served in Wolflee, Roxburghshire. In 1862 he accepted a call to the English Presbyterian congregation of St. John’s, Warrington, Lancashire, England.

Death
He died on 27th January, 1885, in Dumfries (Registration: 1885 821/ 40 Dumfries) and was buried with his first wife in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. Mary Maiben White or Johnstone died on 1st July, 1860, at the Free Church Manse, Wolflee, Roxburghshire (Registration: 1860 790/ 14 Hobkirk). Janet Stavert or Johnstone died on 28th October 1900 at Saughtree, Castleton, Roxburghshire (Registration: 1900 784/ 20 Castleton).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Whyte Johnstone born in the 3rd quarter of 1842 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. She married James Cash in the 3rd quarter of 1866, in Warrington, Lancashire, England. She died in the 1st quarter of 1925 in Bucklow, Lancashire/Cheshire, England.

(2) Robert Whyte or White Johnstone born in the 4th quarter of 1844 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He married Mary Ann Clark in Dunoon and Kilmun in 1872.

(3) James Carlyle Johnstone born (or baptised) on 31st August, 1846, in Culross, Perthshire. He married Mary Elizabeth Wallace in the 3rd quarter of 1871 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He is said to have died in 1883 – though another source says he died in 1873 in Africa.

(4) Agnes Johnstone born (or baptised) on 31st May, 1848, in Culross, Perthshire. She married Andrew Tait.

(5) Walter Johnstone born (or baptised) on 30th June, 1850, in Cavers, Roxburghshire.

(6) Bryson Johnstone born (or baptised) on 29th September, 1853, in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. He married Alice who was born about 1863 in County Mayo, Ireland. He was an oriental merchant.

(7) John Carlyle Johnstone born in 1855 in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. He was educated at private schools in England and Dumfries Academy before entering Glasgow University, from which he graduated M.B., Ch.B., in 1877 and M.D. in 1892. He had a distinguished career in medicine. He died in 1927 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(8) Margaret Elliot Johnstone born on 15th August, 1857, in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. She married John Robert Galloway in 1880.

Besides these, there was an Agnes Frances Johnstone who was born and died in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, in 1840. And there was a William Johnstone who was born and died in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire, in 1860. The former may have belonged to this family; the second one surely was of this family – he died shortly before his mother (the two events may have been related); and this is the only Johnstone family in the parish in the 1861 census.

Source
Genealogy


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JOHNSTON, JAMES BROWN, B.D.

Born at Edinburgh, 1862. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Falkirk, 1888. Married, the same year, Catherine E. Macmichael.

Publication.—Place Names of Scotland.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.48

He served in Falkirk, Stirlingshire.


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JOHNSTON, ROBERT

Born at Moffat, 1807. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Appointed to Madras, 1838, and ordained the same year. In 1850 Mr. Johnston’s health broke down; he returned home the following year. Died, 1853.

Publication.—PosthumousTrue Yokefellows in the Mission Field; or, Memoirs of John Anderson and Robert Johnston. By Rev. J. Braidwood.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.696

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


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JOHNSTON, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Montrose, 1868. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Loanhead, 1895. Married, 1897, Mary Snodgrass.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.134

He served in Loanhead, Midlothian.


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JOHNSTON, WILLIAM, B.A.

Born at Kingussie, 1850. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and London, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Shieldaig, Ross-shire, 1894.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.484

He served in Shieldaig and Torridon, Ross and Cromarty.


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JOHNSTONE, EBENEZER

Born at Biggar, 1796. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall, Secession Church. Joined the Church of Scotland, and completed his theological studies at the Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Was parish schoolmaster at West Calder for two years and then went to Plean, Stirlingshire, as governor of Simpson’s Hospital for old men. Ordained in the chapel-of-ease there, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Resigned his appointment subsequent to the Disruption, but continued to preach for a time in the open air. Died, 1864.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.312

MacKelvie, Annals, p.673

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


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JOHNSTONE, GILBERT

Born at Glasgow, 1817. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Mauchline, 1844. Translated to New Cumnock, 1847. Married, 1850, Jane B. Burns. Translated, 1850, to Govan. [Under Govan – Sumerton in Vol. 2 it says he was settled there in 1851.] Joined the Church of Scotland, 1864, and was settled at Shettleston. Died, 1892.


Supplementary Information

Or Gilbert Johnston

FES, Vol.3, p.490

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

“Gilbert Johnstone, Glasgow” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Mauchline, Ayrshire; New Cumnock, Ayrshire; and Summerton, Govan, Glasgow.


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JOHNSTONE, JAMES, M.A.

Born, 1818. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. He was ordained at Belhelvie, 1857. Married, 1861, Helen G. Lumsdale.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.421

He served in Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire.


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JOHNSTONE, JAMES

Born at Croy, Nairnshire, 1861. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lochranza, Arran, 1888. Married, 1889, Mary Macmillan. Translated, 1896, to Strathpeffer.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.481

He served in Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Bute; and Strathpeffer and Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty.


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JOHNSTONE, JOHN

Born, 1818. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Balmaghie, 1856. Married, 1859, Isabella Miller. Died, 1878.


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Background
He was born about 1818 in Greenock, Renfrewshire, the son of John Johnstone, seaman, and Elizabeth McCallum.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1841. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1846-50.

Marriage
He married Isabella Miller on 27th December, 1859, in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire (Registration: 1859 503/ 45 Row or Rhu). She was born on 18th November, 1821, in Glasgow, the daughter of George Miller, merchant, and Marion Kerr.

Ministry
He served in Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire. There was a brief flurry of activity in the courts of the church when a neighbouring minister accused him of unduly delegating the preaching of the Word to other parties. He was apparently using unlicensed preachers. But the General Assembly upheld the Presbytery’s view that Johnstone’s explanation of what had happened was acceptable.

Death
He died on 26th February, 1878, in Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire. His wife died on 22nd December, 1897, in Saltcoats, Ayrshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Johnston born on 26th December, 1860, in Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire. He died on 23rd December, 1938.

(2) George Miller Johnston born on 7th April, 1863, in Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire. He married Mary Emily Georgina Sage. She was born on 22nd September,1876, in Glamorgan, Gwent, Monmouthshire, Wales. He died on 25th March, 1927, in Auckland, New Zealand.

Publication
The cross and the crown: or, Trials and triumphs of the Scottish Kirk, a poem in ten books, Edinburgh, John Maclaren, 1871

Sorces
The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 28th May, 1861

Glasgow Herald, 10th January, 1871


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JOHNSTONE, MATTHEW POOL

Born near Annan, 1843. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Symington, Ayrshire, 1869. Married, 1871, Jane B. Milligan. Translated in 1873 to Hawick; and, 1879, to the Middle Church, Greenock.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.157

He served in Symington, Ayrshire; Hawick; and Middle, Greenock, Renfrewshire.


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JOLLY, ARCHIBALD

Born, 1840. Son of Rev. T. Jolly, Bowden. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, Free Church College, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Walls, Orkney, 1869. Married, 1874, Agnes D. M. Paxton. Resigned, 1876. Afterwards settled at Dunnet, Caithness, where he died, 1889.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7. p.121

He served in Walls and Sandness, Orkney; and Dunnet, Caithness.

For some family connections, see the Jolly Tree.


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JOLLY, JAMES

Born at Marykirk, 1845. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1872, at Hillhead. Translated, 1873, to West Port, Edinburgh. Married, the same year, Georgina Adam. Died, 1880. [Vol. 2 says he finished his ministry there 1886.]

Publication.—Story of the West Port Church.


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Background
He was born on 8th and baptized on 26th June, 1845, in Marykirk, Kincardineshire, the son of John Jolly and Mary Ann Croll.

Education
He was brought up in Dundee. He entered Edinburgh University in 1864 and studied divinity at the Free Church College, Glasgow. During his student days, he did missionary work in Cullen, Banffshire, Dundee, and the Wynd Free Church, Glasgow.

Marriage
He married Georgina Adam on 6th August, 1873, in Cathcart, Glasgow. She was born on 28th April, 1850, in Perth, daughter of George Adam and Jean Constable.

Ministry
He was ordained in Jordanhill, Hillhead, Glasgow, in 1872; and was translated to West Port (Chalmers’ Territorial), Edinburgh in 1873 as colleague and successor to William Tasker, who died in 1879. The call here was disposed of at a special meeting of the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh held on 21st August, 1873. The matter seems to have been hotly contested and when it became obvious that Jolly intended to accept the call, “the commissioners from Hillhead abruptly left the Court.” In 1879 he was elected to Bon Accord, Aberdeen, but he declined the opportunity.

Death
He had not been well for some time and had been abroad for his health in the spring of 1886. He also had been for a break in Arran, Bute, and it was on the way home from there that he died on the evening of 8th September, 1886, at South Edge House, Langside, Glasgow, the house of his brother-in-law. His wife died in 1930 in Elie, Fife.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jane Grace Jolly born 25th December, 1874, in Edinburgh. She died on 12th February, 1954, in Burnside Cottage, Ceres, Fife.

(2) Mary Croll Jolly, born on 2nd July, 1876, at 14 Viewforth Terrace, Newington, Edinburgh. She died in China.

(3) William Tasker Adam Jolly, M.D., born on 20th October, 1877, in Lauriston Park, Newington, Edinburgh. He died on 14th July, 1939, in Rondebosch, Cape Town, Cape Province.

(4) George Adam Jolly, M.D., born on 14th June 1879, in Newington, Edinburgh. He died on 7th December, 1943, at Royal Circus, Edinburgh.

(5) John Gray Jolly born on 30th March, 1881, at 12 Granville Terrace, Edinburgh. He died on 8th November, 1948, in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(6) James Robertson Jolly born on 6th April, 1883, at 12 Granvill Terrace, Newington, Edinburgh. He died on 26th March, 1933, at St. George’s Lodge, Earlsferry, Fife.

(7) Eveline Isabell Jolly born on 19th December, 1884, at 10 Westhall Gardens, Newington, Edinburgh. She died on 11th March, 1961, at Burnside Cottage, Ceres, Fife.

(8) Gordon Gray Jolly, M.D., born on 6th April, 1886, in 10 Westhall Gardens, Newington, Edinburgh. He died on 1st March, 1962 in Somerset West, Cape Province.

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

Glasgow Herald, 22nd August, 1873

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 21st February, 1879

The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 17th June, 1879


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JOLLY, THOMAS

Born, 1795. Son of Rev. T. Jolly, Dunnet. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall, Aberdeen. In 1816 he became schoolmaster at Thurso. Ordained at Keiss, Caithness, 1827. Mr. Jolly was twice married, his second wife being Elizabeth Robertson. Translated to Bowden, 1829. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. He was laid aside by paralysis in 1856. Became senior minister, 1857. Died, 1859.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.172

He served in Bowden, Roxburghshire.

For some family connections, see the Jolly Tree.


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JUBB, THOMAS EDWARD, M.A.

Born at Dewsbury, Yorkshire, 1854. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Luss, 1883.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.274

He served in Luss, Dunbartonshire, where he was ordained on 30th October, 1883 (Minutes of Free Presbytery of Dumbarton, NRS, CH3/80/2 ).


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