Ministers P

Ewing – List of Ministers: P


 


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PANTON, GEORGE ANDREW

Licensed by the Presbytery of Edinburgh, 1845, he was appointed to Auckland, for which he was ordained by the same Presbytery, 1848. Returned to this country, 1850.


Supplementary Information

George Ann Panton

Background
He was born about 1815 in Cupar Fife, the son of George Panton and Agnes Hoyes. For some family connections, see the MacPhail Tree.

Marriage
He married Jane Wright on 24th September, 1844, in Edinburgh. She was born on 24th October, 1814, in Edinburgh, the daughter of George Wright, merchant, and Jean Craig.

Ministry
He was sent out by the Colonial Committee to New Zealand and arrived in Auckland on 15th January, 1849, and a Presbyterian Church was founded there. He was a spiritually minded man, possessed the affection of his people, and seemed likely to have a career of increasing usefulness as a pioneer minister, but disagreement crept in between him and his office bearers and he returned to Scotland in October, 1850. He seems to have retained his status as a minister but worked as a teacher in Glasgow on his return. In the Post Office Directories, he appeared as a teacher of English history and geography; he had a boarding and day school at 242 St Vincent Street; and with his wife he ran a ladies’ seminary for board and education at that address. Latterly he lived at 12 Osborne Terrace, Edinburgh.

He was a member of the Council of the Edinburgh Photograpbic Society. He was a Fellow of the Educational Institute of Scotland, and for a time Chairman of the Glasgow Association.

Death
He died in 1873 in St George, Edinburgh. His wife died there on 29th October, 1879.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) George Ann Panton born on 1st March, 1846, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. He married Henrietta Margaret Junor on 3rd August, 1871, in Peebles. He died on 18th April, 1893, in St George, Edinburgh.

(2) Jane Craig Panton baptized on 13th May, 1847, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh.

(3) Agnes Hoyes Panton born in 1849 in New Zealand. She died on 13th February, 1850, in New Zealand. (But an official New Zealand death record has her dying in 1848 aged 15 months. There is reason to think that is a typographical error. There is not room for a second Agnes Hoyes Panton; the one who died in 1850 is said to be the minister’s second daughter.)

(4) William Panton born in 1850 in New Zealand and said to have been baptized on 26th May, 1850, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. (If this is right then the family returned to Scotland before the father did – he didn’t return till October, 1850.) He died of diphtheria on 26th November, 1857, in Blythswood, Glasgow

(5) Benjamin Wright Panton born on 29th November, 1851, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. He died on 31st May, 1852, at 25 Archibald Place, Edinburgh.

(6) Jane Craig Panton baptized on 26th June, 1853, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She married George Paulin on 12th February, 1884, at 12 Osborne Terrace, Edinburgh. He was minister of Muckhart (see FES, Vol.5, p.70). She died on 4th May, 1923, in Milngavie, Dunbartonshire.

(7) Agnes Hoyes Panton born on 7th September and baptized on 22nd October, 1854, in Barony, Glasgow. She married Rev. Charles Beveridge Ross on 8th April, 1884, in St George, Edinburgh. He was the son of the minister in Cleish, Kinross-shire (see FES, Vol.5, p.62). He was minister in Canada: in Lancaster, Ontario, and in Earl Grey and Gibbs, Saskatchewan. She died on 24th August, 1915, in Longlaketon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

(8) John Hoyes Panton born on 29th January, 1856, in Blythswood, Glasgow. He died on Cumbrae, Bute, that same year.

Sources
Hainings

Ozlists

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register

Glasgow Herald, 26th September, 1853; 21st May, 1855

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 3rd April, 1873, p.4

The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 15th February, 1884, p.2


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PANTON, JAMES

Born at Cargill, Perthshire, 1849. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Langholm, 1879. Married, the same year, Ellen P. Smith; and, 1886, Christina J. Barrie. Died, 1900.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in September, 1849, in Cargill, Perthshire, the son of Joseph Panton, railway worker, and Barbara Dow. He was brought up there in the village of Thornton and at Tayport in Fife.

Education
He studied at the University, St. Andrews, Fife, 1870-74, and he enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1874-78.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Nellie Petrie Smith on 6th May, 1879, at Cullen Villa, Dundee. So the marriage and death records. But the birth record has her as Helen Petrie Smith born on 12th July, 1850, in Dundee, the daughter of James Petrie Smith, clothier, and Jean Petrie.

(2) Christina Jane Barrie in 1886 in Castleton, Roxburghshire. She was born there on 7th June, 1861, the daughter of John Barrie, farmer, and Helen Turnbull.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of St Andrews on 19th June, 1878. He was ordained on 30th January, 1879, at Langholm, Dumfries-shire. He served for a time as Presbytery Clerk.

Death
He died on 19th June, 1900, at the Free Church Manse, Langholm, Dumfries-shire. He was buried on 22nd June, in Wauchope Churchyard. Nellie Petrie Panton died there on 25th March, 1880. Christina Panton or Barrie died in 1938 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Family
He had issue including by his first wife:

(1) James Panton born in 1880 in Langholm, Dumfries-shire. Frederic James Panton died on 27th June, 1880, at Cullen Villa, West Park Road, Dundee.

And by his second wife:

(1) Helen Winifred Panton born in 1887 in Langholm, Dumfries-shire. She married William McAlister, M.A., M.B., Ch.B., in 1918 in Morningside, Edinburgh. She died there in 1971.

(2) John Barrie Turnbull Panton born in 1889 in Langholm, Dumfries-shire. He served in the New Zealand Forces during WW1 and also in the Royal Field Artillery.

(3) Marjorie Panton born about 1893 in Langholm, Dumfries-shire. She died in 1978 in George Square, Edinburgh.

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

Aucklandmuseum

Discovery

The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 9th May, 1879, p.2

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 29th March, 1880

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 28th June, 1880

Glasgow Herald, 20th June, 1900

The Courier and Argus, Dundee, 20th June, 1900, p.3

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 13th July, 1918, p.4


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PARKER, ANDREW BORLAND, D.D.

Born at Newton-on-Ayr, 1810. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Leven, 1836. Married, 1837, Agnes Steele. Translated, 1839, to Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Wellpark, Glasgow, 1855. For many Sundays after the Disruption Dr. Parker and his people met for worship in a field kindly granted for the purpose by a member of the Church of Scotland. Died, 1867.

Publications.—Theological Education in the Free Church. The Fulness of the Mediator. In 1864 Dr. Parker began to collect and prepare material for a work which, after his death, was completed and published by Dr. Thomas Brown, Edinburgh, the title of which is Annals of the Disruption: with Extracts from the Narratives of Ministers who left the Scottish Establishment in 1843.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.315

He served in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire; and Wellpark, Glasgow.

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


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PARKER, GAVIN

Born near Port-Glasgow, 1780. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Became assistant at St. Andrews, 1816, and was ordained there as assistant and successor, 1823. Translated to Aberdeen, Bon-Accord, 1828. Married, 1829, Susan Watt. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1845.

Publication.—Posthumous.—Selections from the Diary and Manuscripts of the Rev. Gavin Parker.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.42

He served in Bon-Accord, Aberdeen.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PARKER, MUNGO F.

Born at Kilmarnock, 1807. Ordained at Brechin, East, 1837. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Retired, 1857. Died, 1867.


Supplementary Information

Mungo Fairlie Parker

FES, Vol.5, p.382

He served in East, Brechin, Angus.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATERSON, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Milton of Culloden, 1824. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1853, at St. Stephen’s, Perth. Married, 1854, Ann Ferguson. Translated to Dunblane, 1855. Resigned, 1867. Resumed work at Gargunnock Station, 1873. Settled at Bainsford, 1878. Died, 1889.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 5th and baptized on 20th July, 1824, in Inverness, the son of Alexander Paterson, farmer in Milton of Culloden, and Isabella Cattanach.

Education
He attended Inverness Academy and Aberdeen University, graduating M.A. in 1847. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1846-50.

Marriage
He married Ann Ferguson on 3rd August, 1854, in Perth. She was born on 22nd June and baptized on 5th July, 1825, in Kinloss, Moray, the daughter of James Ferguson and Anne Paul.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Inverness in 1851. He took charge for six months of South Church, Elgin. He assisted in Hope Street, Glasgow, before being ordained in St. Stephen’s, Perth, in 1853. He was translated to Dunblane, Perthshire, in 1855. He resigned his charge in 1867 on health grounds. He took charge of Gargunnock, Stiringshire, in 1873 and was settled in Bainsford, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, on 22nd October, 1878.

Death
He died on 28th December, 1889, in Falkirk, Stirlingshire. His wife died in 1899 in Elgin, Moray.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Paterson born on 26th July, 1855, in Perth. He died in 1860 in Dunblane, Perthshire.

(2) Ann Paterson born on 23rd January, 1860, in Kinloss, Moray.

(3) Alexander Paterson born on 21st June, 1862, in Dunblane, Perthshire.

(4) Jamesina Paterson born on 1st February, 1864, in Dunblane, Perthshire. She was matron of Gray’s Hospital, Elgin, Moray, in 1891; and of Fleming’s Hospital, Aberlour, Banffshire. She died in 1949 in Logie, Stirlingshire.

(5) John Paul Paterson born on 2nd August, 1866, in Dunblane, Perthshire. He died in 1874 in Gargunnock, Stirlingshire.

(6) Isabella Cattanach Paterson born on 29th March, 1868, in Elgin, Moray. She died in 1883 in Dunoon, Argyll.

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


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATERSON, ALEXANDER

Born at Torosay, Mull, 1837. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Ardow, Mull, 1873. Married, 1876, Mary MacLeod.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.300

He served in Kilninian and Kilmore (Ardow and Torloisk), Isle of Mull, Argyll.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATERSON, ALEXANDER DRUMMOND, M.A.

Born, 1853. Son of Rev. John Paterson, Tranent. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kinglassie, 1878. Married, 1883, Maria Odgers. Appointed by the Continental Committee to Lisbon, 1887. Transferred to Madeira, 1892.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.530

His father, John Paterson, was a Free Church minister.

He served in Kinglassie, Fife.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATERSON, DAVID, B.D.

Born in Dumfries-shire, 1862. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained in 1890 at Restalrig, Edinburgh. Married, 1896, Susannah S. R. Kennedy, M.A.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.25

He served in Restalrig, Edinburgh.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATERSON, DAVID H., F.R.C.S.E.

Son of Alexander Paterson, “the Missionary of Kilmany.” In 1856 designated medical missionary to Madras, jointly by the Free Church and by the Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society. Along with his wife he gained access about the early part of 1865 to native households from which ordinary Europeans were then excluded. In subsequent years he trained young men for dispensary work, and by 1870 he had sent forth twelve educated natives to be medical missionaries in their own districts. Died, 1871.


Supplementary Information

David Horn Paterson

Background
He was born on 10th May, 1832, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the son of Alexander Paterson and Elizabeth Horn.

Marriage
He married Janet Stillie on 8th July, 1862, in Edinburgh. She was born on 20th July, 1830, the daughter of George Stillie and Margaret MacGregor.

Ministry
He served as a medical missionary in Madras, India, under the joint auspices of the Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society and the Free Church. He returned to Edinburgh and became the superintendent of the Edinburgh Medical Mission Training School in George Square there.

Death
He died in 1871 in St Giles, Edinburgh. His wife died there in 1897.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Paterson born in 1863 in Madras, India. He married Margaret (May) Potter Muirhead on 30th June, 1891, in Lovedale, Cape Province. He died on 16th September, 1940, in Edinburgh. He was “Paterson of Hebron”.

(2) Margaret MacGregor Paterson born in 1864. She died in 1866.

(3) Catherine Elizabeth Paterson born in 1867. She died that same year.

(4) David Hugh Cleghorn Paterson born in 1868 in Ayr, Ontario. He married Alice Eleanor Poulter Hancock. He died in 1940.

(5) George William Simla Paterson born in 1870 at sea in the Red Sea. He graduated M.B., C.M., and was a medical practitioner. He married Helen Beattie Taylor. He died in 1938 in Newington, Edinburgh.

Sources
Newble

Wardjc

Rootschat

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 18th September, 1940, p.5


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATERSON, HUGH SINCLAIR, M.D., D.D.

Born, 1831. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at St. Mark’s, Glasgow, 1854. Married, 1856, Jane Mackellar; and, 1863, Katherine M. Anderson. Translated to Belgrave Church, London, 1872; and to Notting Hill, London, 1879. Resigned, 1893. Dr. Paterson was at one time editor of the British and Foreign Evangelical Review. He also, when a London minister, delivered courses of lectures to young men in Exeter Hall, and wrote booklets upon physiology, medicine, and theology.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 26th and baptized on 28th February, 1832, in Campbeltown, Argyll, the son of Hugh Paterson, tailor, and Margaret Sinclair.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1846. He graduated M.D. in 1863.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Jane Mckellar on 3rd June, 1856, in Glasgow (Registration: 1856 644/7 49 Milton). She was born about 1832 in Glasgow, the daughter of Alexander Mckellar and Jane Connie?.

(2) Catherine Maria Anderson on 3rd November, 1863, at the bride’s home, 4 Fitzroy Place, Glasgow (Registration: 1863 644/8 282 Anderston). She was born about 1839 in Campbeltown, Argyll, according to the 1871 census. But other sources have her born in Glasgow; she was certainly the daughter of John Anderson, warehouseman, and Robina Deacon Graham.

Ministry
He was translated from Glasgow to Belgrave Presbyterian Church, London, England, in 1872.

Death
He died on 25th February, 1910, in Brentford, Middlesex, England. His first wife died on 19th January, 1862, at 2 Clifton Street, Glasgow. His second wife died in the 4th quarter of 1892 in Kensington, London, England.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) Charles Robert Fullerton Paterson born on 3rd June, 1860, in Anderston, Glasgow. He died there the following year.

And by his second wife:

(2) Herbert John Paterson born on 10th March, 1867, in Blythswood, Glasgow. he was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating Doctor of Medicine. He later became senior surgeon at the National Temperance Hospital; honorary surgeon to the King Edward VII Hospital for Officers; and Hunterian Professor of Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. During WW1 he was honorary surgeon-in-charge of the Queen Alexandra’s Hospital for Officers in Highgate, for which he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in January 1920. He was a champion of nurses and served as medical honorary secretary of the Royal British Nurses’ Association. He married Tempé Langrish Faber in the 3rd quarter of 1901 in Bromley, London, England. She was the daughter of the politician George Henry Faber. He died on 21st May, 1940, in Milton, Glasgow.

(3) Robina Ellinor Graham Paterson born on 29th July, 1869, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire (also recorded in Govan, Glasgow). She died in the 3rd quarter of 1931 in Marylebone, London, England.

(4) Marcus Sinclair Paterson born on 11th December, 1870, in Govan, Glasgow. He married Louise Shepley, in the 1st quarter of 1909 in Paddington, London, England. He was the first medical superintendent of the Brompton Hospital Sanatorium, established in 1904 at Frimley in Surrey, England, to treat tuberculosis patients. He died in the 2nd quarter of 1932 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

(5) Edith Katherine Paterson born on 27th December, 1872, in Kensington, London, London, England. She married Paul Guy Beckett in the 4th quarter of 1903, in Kensington, London, England. She died in the 4th quarter of 1946 in Devizes, Wiltshire, England.

(6) Frederick Graham Paterson born in the 3rd quarter of 1874 in Kensington, London, England. He married Margaret Elizabeth Hunter McDougall on 1st July, 1909, in Marylebone, London, England. He died on 30th May, 1960, in Wandsworth, London, England.

Sources
Aim25

Liverpool Mercury, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, 25th January, 1862


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATERSON, JAMES, B.D.

Born at Johnstone, Dumfries-shire, 1856. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Married, 1884, Helen Reid. Ordained at Ballater, 1887. Translated, 1889, to Belgrave, London; and, 1894, to White Memorial Church, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.260

He served in Ballater, Aberdeenshire; and White Memorial, Glasgow.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATERSON, JOHN, B.A.

Born at Lauder, 1816. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ordained at Tranent, 1843. Married, 1852, Anna Brogdon Labarte. Became senior minister, 1888. Died, 1897.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 10th December, 1816, in Lauder, Berwickshire, the son of Alexander Paterson, schoolmaster, and Helen Drummond.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1833.

Marriage
He married Anna Brogdon Labarte on 30th May, 1852, in Tranent, East Lothian. She was born about 1826 in Ireland, the daughter of Edward Labarte, solicitor, and Sarah Brogdon.

Ministry
A “John Paterson, North Leith” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church – he was assistant there. He served in Tranent, East Lothian.

Death
He died on 19th June, 1897, in Morningside, Edinburgh. His wife died on 18th November, 1866, in Tranent, East Lothian (Registration: 1866 722/ 118 Tranent).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Drummond Paterson born on 23rd March, 1854, in Tranent, East Lothian. He was a Free Church minister.

(2) Emily Labarte Paterson born on 18th May, 1856, in Tranent, East Lothian. She died in 1941 in Leith, Edinburgh.

(3) Lucy Jane Paterson born on 12th December, 1857, in Tranent, East Lothian. She died in the 4th quarter of 1866 in Pancras, London, England.

(4) Helen Mabel Paterson born on 12th November, 1859, in Tranent, East Lothian. She married William McCulloch, a Free Church missionary.

(5) Edward Labarte Paterson born on 18th July, 1861, in Tranent, East Lothian. He is said to have died on 10th May, 1899, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, USA.

(6) Alice Brogdon Paterson born on 26th October, 1863, in Tranent, East Lothian. She died at the Free Church Manse there on 26th January, 1864.

(7) William Brogdon Paterson born on 20th January, 1865, in Tranent, East Lothian. He was a medical practitioner; and took a keen interest in the visual arts, especially Chinese art. He died on 11th May, 1934, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England.

(8) James Newton Paterson born on 11th November, 1866, in Tranent, East Lothian. He is said to have died about 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Sources
Compton, Ann, Edward Halliday: Art for Life, 1925-1939, University of Liverpool.

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 28th January, 1864

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 24th July, 1935, p.14


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATERSON, JOHN

Born at Boghall, Midlothian, 1839. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Old Meldrum, 1868. Married, 1869, Elizabeth Morrison. Translated, 1878, to Paisley, South.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.173

He served in Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire; and South, Paisley, Renfrewshire.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATERSON, JOHN C.

Born at Ecclefechan, 1826. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. After officiating for a time at Half-Morton he was ordained there, 1849. Married, 1853, Ann Pilcher. Translated, 1856, to St. Andrew’s, Manchester. Died, 1871.


Supplementary Information

John Carruthers Paterson

Background
He was born on 19th August and baptized on 4th September, 1825, in Hoddom, Dumfries-shire, the son of John Paterson and Ann Carruthers.

Education
He attended school in Hoddom. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-47.

Marriage
He married Anne Pilcher on 11th August, 1853, in West Derby, Lancashire, England. She was born on 27th May, 1832, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, the daughter of John William Pilcher, merchant, and Margaret Potts.

Ministry
He was ordained in Half-Morton and Gretna, Dumfries-shire, and served there for six years when he was translated to Manchester, Lancashire, England.

Death
He died on 3rd February, 1871, in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. His wife died on 4th January, 1892, in Newton Abbot, Devon, England.

Family
They had issue including the following who were all – except the first – baptized in St Andrew’s Free Church, Manchester, Lancashire, England:

(1) Ann Paterson born about 1854 in Scotland.

(2) Margaret Paterson born on 2nd May and baptized on 1st June, 1856, in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. She married Archibald Edward Buchanan Brown there in the second quarter of 1885.

(3) John William Paterson born on 9th January and baptized on 7th February, 1858, in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. He died there in the 1st quarter of 1886.

(4) Mary Elizabeth Paterson born on 18th July and baptized on 5th August, 1860, in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. She married John Edward Griffin, a clerk in the timber trade, in the 3rd quarter of 1884 in Chorlton, Lancashire, England.

(5) Andrew Melville Paterson born on 7th March and baptized on 6th April, 1862. He married Beatrice Eadson in the 2nd quarter of 1888 in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. He was Professor of Anatomy in Dundee and later at Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He was a Lt.-Col. in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He died on 13th February, 1919 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, and was buried in Allerton Cemetery, Liverpool.

(6) Jane Paterson born on 16th October and baptized on 6th December, 1863, in Chorlton, Lancashire, England.

(7) Isabel Wood Paterson born on 16th April and baptized on 7th May, 1865, in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. She died there on 9th April, 1866.

(8) Stewart Paterson born on 13th January and baptized on 9th February, 1868, in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. He died there in the 2nd quarter of that same year.

(9) Hope Beattie Paterson born on 27th June and baptized on 15th August, 1869, in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. She died there in the 2nd quarter of 1872.

(10) Mabel Paterson born on 25th November, 1870, and baptized on 8th January, 1871, in Chorlton, Lancashire, England.

Sources
Merseyside

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

The Leeds Mercury, Yorkshire, England, 11th April, 1866


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATERSON, NATHANIEL, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Kelso, 1787. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1821, at Galashiels. Married, 1825, Margaret Laidlaw. Translated, 1834, to St. Andrew’s, Glasgow. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Was Moderator of General Assembly in 1850. Became senior minister, 1855. Died, 1871.
Publications.—The Manse Garden, which has passed through many editions. Popery, the Enemy of the Souls of Men. The Cry of the Perishing. Popery Accommodated to Human Corruption.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.434

He served in – St. Andrew’s, Glasgow.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATERSON, PETER WILSON

Born at Glasgow, 1851. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, English Presbyterian Church, London. Ordained at Hull, Springbank, 1878. Married, the same year, Isabella Carnochan. Translated, 1881, to Moray Church, Edinburgh.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.19

He served in Moray, Edinburgh.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATERSON, THOMAS, M.A.

Born at Wamphray. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Settled as ordained preacher at Strathmiglo, South, 1895. Translated to Auchencairn, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.16

He served in South, Strathmiglo –, Fife; and Auchencairn, Kirkcudbrightshire.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATERSON, THOMAS MACDOUGALL BRISBANE

Born at Largs, 1844. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Hamilton, West, 1875. Married, 1877, Henrietta Alexander Kirkpatrick.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.189

He served in West, Hamilton, Lanarkshire.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATERSON, WALTER

Born in the parish of Kells, 1790. Brother of Dr. N. Paterson. Licensed by the Presbytery of Peebles. Mr. Paterson officiated for about sixteen years as Professor of English Language and Literature at a German university. Ordained, 1837, at Kirkurd. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1849.

Publications.—The Legend of Iona, and other Poems.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.278

He served in Kirkurd, Peebles-shire.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATERSON, WILLIAM

Born in Ross-shire, 1831. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Married, 1856, Mary M. Guthrie. Ordained at Fraserburgh, 1865. Retired to Edinburgh, 1889, where he engaged in the work of the Scottish Reformation Society.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1831 in Kiltearn, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Alexander Paterson, provision merchant, and Ann Chisholm.

Marriage
He married Mary Guthrie on 1st July, 1856, at the bride’s home, 4 Thistle Street, Aberdeen. He was then a teacher, living at the same address (Registration: 1856 168/2 62 Old Machar Aberdeen Burgh). She was Mary Magdalene Guthrie, baptized on 3rd March, 1833, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the daughter of John Guthrie, general merchant, and Mary Anderson.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Aberdeen on 6th July, 1858. He was ordained in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, in 1865. He retired to Edinburgh where he lived first at Pitt Street, and then at 11 Braid Crescent. From the Post Office Directory 1898 till his death, he was described as secretary of the Scottish Women’s Protestant Union.

Death
He died in 1905 in Morningside, Edinburgh. His wife died there in 1917.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATERSON, WILLIAM RUSSELL, M.A.

Born in Lanarkshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Armadale, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.218

He served in Armadale, West Lothian.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATON, CHARLES DONALD, M.A.

Born at Troon, 1860. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Officiated for some time at St. Monance as probationer. Ordained there, 1890. Died, 1895.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 14th March, 1861, in Dundonald, Ayrshire, the son of James Muir Paton, teacher, and Margaret Taylor Bruce.

Education
He studied at Glasgow – at the University and the Free Church College.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Ayr on 25th August, 1886. Thereafter he worked for over two years as a missionary in Rothesay, Bute. He was ordained on 17th April, 1890, in St. Monance, Fife.

Death
He died on 21st April, 1895, in St Monance, Fife.

Family
There is no evidence that he married.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Charles Donald Paton.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATON, DAVID

Born at Montrose, 1810. Studied at the Universities, St. Andrews and Aberdeen, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained at Chapelton, 1841. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Fettercairn, 1844. Married, 1848, Catherine Shaw. Retired, 1880.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.242

He served in Chapelton, Lanarkshire; and Fettercairn, Kincardineshire.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATON, DAVID, D.D.

Born at Dunfermline, 1841. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Dalton, Dumfries-shire, 1873. Married, 1877, Isabella A. M’Ghie Robson. Mr. Paton went to Adelaide, 1877, as minister of Chalmers’ Church. Moderator of General Assembly of South Australia, 1886, and of Federal Assembly of Australia and Tasmania, 1896.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 19th March, 1841, in Dunfermline, Fife, the son of James Paton and Christian Paterson.

Education
He attended the local Commercial Academy and entered Glasgow University in 1860 and graduated M.A. in 1864 and B.D. in 1868. He attended the Free Church College in Glasgow 1864-68. He was awarded the D.D. degree by Glasgow University in 1886.

Marriage
He married Isabella Ann McGhie Robson on 19th June, 1877, in Kirkcudbright (Registration: 1877 871/ 7 Kirkcudbright). She was then a governess. She was born about 1848 in Lochmaben, Dumfries-shire, the daughter of William Robson, farmer, and Agnes McKeachie.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Preshytery of Glasgow, on 1st July, 1868. Thereafter he preached for a time in Cardross, and for two years at Garelochead, Dunbartonshire, before being ordained in Dalton, Dumfries-shire, early in 1873.

He arrived in South Australia on 29th September, 1877, and served in Chalmers Adelaide from 6th November, 1877 till his death. He was appointed professor of Old Testament in Union College in 1879. He was Moderator as stated in Ewing.

Death
He died at 2.30 a.m. on Thursday, 14th February, 1907, in Adelaide, South Australia. His wife died there in 1933.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alfred Maurice Paton born on 22nd December, 1878, in Adelaide, South Australia. He attended Prince Albert College, Adelaide; the University of Adelaide; and Cambridge University, England. He was an engineer in various large companies. He married: (i) Emily Margaret Duncan in the 4th quarter of 1908 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England; (ii) Doreen May Norman in the 4th quarter of 1912 in St Thomas, Devon, England. He died in the 1st quarter of 1956 in Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England.

(2) Dora Isabel Paton born in 1880 in Adelaide, South Australia. She married Sir John Burton Cleland on 25th April, 1908, in Adelaide, South Australia. He was a renowned Australian naturalist, microbiologist, mycologist and ornithologist. She died on 11th February, 1955, in Adelaide, South Australia.

(3) Adolph Ernest Paton born in 1882 in Adelaide, South Australia. He married Ida M. Poynton in 1914 in E. Coolgardie, Western Australia.

(4) Walter David Chalmers Paton born in 1887 in Adelaide, South Australia. He married Edna Cornelia Wade in 1911 in Adelaide, South Australia. He died there in 1969.

Source
The Advertiser, Adelaide, South Australia, 15th February, 1907

Ieeexplore

Gravestonephotos

Wikipedia


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATON, JAMES ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Dunbarney, Perthshire, 1848. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Portmoak, 1877. Married, the same year, Margaret Watt. Translated to Dalbeattie, 1879.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.101

He served in Portmoak and Flockhouse, Kinross-shire; and Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATON, WALTER ROGERSON

Born at Torthorwald, Dumfries-shire, 1829. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Coatbridge, 1870. Translated to Whithorn, 1872. Married, 1873, Janet Hinschelwood Robson; and, 1881, Jessie W. Baxter. Joined the Free Church at the union in 1876. Settled at Chapelton, 1876. Became senior minister, 1892. Died, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.26

He served in Chapelton, Lanarkshire.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATRICK, JOSEPH, M.A.

Born at Eastwood, near Glasgow, 1814. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow, 1840. He signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained at Ochiltree, Ayrshire, 1844. Married, 1848. Mary Barbour. In 1866 he was laid aside by ill-health. Died, 1871.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in 1814 in Eastwood, Renfrewshire, the son of David Patrick, grocer, and Agnes Campbell. His brother James (who died in 1882 aged 65) was a probationer of the Free Church but never obtained a charge.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1827 and graduated M.A. in 1832.

Marriage
He married Mary Barbour on 18th April, 1848, at Macdonally, Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire. She was baptized on 26th December, 1824, in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, the daughter of John Barbour, tin plate wright, and Mary Arthur.

Ministry
After licence, he acted as a missionary in St Enoch’s, Glasgow, and as an assistant in Dron, Perthshire. “Joseph Patrick, Bridge of Earn, Perth” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in Ochiltree, Ayrshire, on 30th May, 1844. In 1866, a dark cloud overshadowed his mind and compelled his retirement from active duty until about 1870 when he resumed ministerial duties.

Death
He died on 25th December, 1871, at the Free Church Manse, Ochiltree, Ayrshire (Registration: 1871 609/ 21 Ochiltree).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) David Patrick born on 19th April and baptized on 10th June, 1849, in Ochiltree, Ayrshire. He attended Ayr Academy; and studied at Edinburgh University and New College, Edinburgh; Tubingen, Leipzig, Berlin and Gottingen. He graduated M.A., B.D.; and LL. (Edinburgh). He was editor of Chambers’ “Encyclopaedia,” and other works; head of literary staff of W. and R. Chambers, Ltd., Edinburgh.

(2) John Barbour Patrick born on 25th February and baptized on 7th April, 1851, in Ochiltree, Ayrshire. He died there in 1861.

(3) Mary Arthur Patrick born on 19th January and baptized on 5th March, 1854, in Ochiltree, Ayrshire. She died in 1926 in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire.

(4) Joseph Patrick born on 30th November, 1856, in Ochiltree, Ayrshire. He attended Ayr Academy, and graduated M.A. at Edinburgh University in 1877. He also studied at the Universities of Glasgow and Leipzig. He was a chartered accountant in the firm of McFarlane, Hutton & Patrick, C.A.

Sources
Glasgow

Prabook

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

Glasgow Herald, 21st April, 1848


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATRICK, THOMAS WYLIE

Born, 1839. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Rutherglen, 1871. Married, the same year, Marion Philip. Joined the Free Church at the union in 1876. Removed from Rutherglen, 1877.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.26

Ward and Prentis, Presbyterian Ministers, p.131

He served in East, Rutherglen, Glasgow.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATRICK, WILLIAM, D.D.

Born at Glasgow, 1852. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kirkintilloch, St. David’s, 1878. Translated to Dundee, St. Paul’s, 1892. In 1900 Dr. Patrick accepted an appointment as Principal of the Presbyterian College at Winnipeg.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 8th September, 1852, in Barony, Glasgow, the son of Robert Patrick and Margaret Love.

Education
He graduated from Glasgow University in 1875 and for three years was assistant to the Professor of Logic. He was awarded the D.D. degree by Glasgow University in 1893.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow, on June 12, 1878. He was ordained in St. David’s, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, on 19th December, 1878. In 1866, he was unsuccessfully proposed for the chair of Church History in the Aberdeen College. He was translated to St. Paul’s: Mariners’, Dundee, on 16th June, 1892. He resigned his charge on 15th March, 1900, on being appointed Principal of Manitoba College, Winnipeg, in 1900 – a College affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. He retired in 1911.

Death
He returned to Scotland and died on 28th September, 1911, in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire.

Family
There is no evidence that he married.

Sources
Mhs

The Scotsman, Edinburgh. 7th December, 1886


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATTERSON, ALEXANDER SIMPSON, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Alnwick, 1805. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. After licence Dr. Patterson became assistant to his brother, Rev. J. B. Patterson, of Falkirk. Ordained, 1837, at Whitehaven. Translated to Hutchesontown, Glasgow, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1875. Died, 1885.
Publications.—Commentaries on First John, First Thessalonians, and James, Annotations on the Pastoral Epistles. Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. Sacramental Discourses. The Poets and Preachers of the Nineteenth Century. The Cradle and the Cross of Jesus. The Redeemer and the Redemption.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.416

He served in Hutchesontown, Glasgow.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATTERSON, JOHN AIKMAN, M.A.

Born in the parish of Dalton, 1856. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Pitsligo, 1883. Married, 1893, Mabel Gray Raleigh. Resigned, 1895. Died, 1897. [In Vol. 2 his name is spelled Paterson.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 25th August, 1856, in Dalton, Dumfries-shire, the son of David Paterson, cattle dealer, and Janet Wells.

Education
He was dux of Dumfries Academy. He then studied at Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1878-1882.

Marriage
He married Mabel Gray Raleigh in 1893 in St Giles, Edinburgh. She was born on 16th August, 1867, in Duddingston, Edinburgh, the daughter of Samuel Raleigh, accountant, and Catherine Eliza Scott. Her sister, Jane “Jeanie” Scott Raleigh, married Henry (Harry) Liddell Moir, a Free Church minister.

Ministry
After being licensed, he was assistant to Robert Reid in Banchory Ternan, Kincardineshire. On 22nd February, 1883, he was ordained at Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire, as colleague and successor to James Murdoch, who died in 1884.

Death
In 1895, he resigned his charge because of ill health and retired to Edinburgh. He died on 9th July, 1897, in St Andrew, Edinburgh. His wife died on 30th January, 1928, at 7 Coates Place, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no sign that they had issue.

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

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 1st February, 1928, p.16


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATTESON, EDWARD

Born, 1803. Licensed by the Presbytery of Salem, United States of America. Officiated at Glenkens, 1845, and subsequently at Ellsridgehill, where he was ordained, 1846. Married Ann Dickie. Died, 1873.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1803 in the USA, the son of Matthew Patteson, carpenter, and Ann Glenn.

Marriage
He married Ann Dickie on 7th April, 1846, in Dundalk, Louth, Ireland. She was born about 1807 in Ireland, the daughter of James Dickie and Euphemia Dickie.

Ministry
He served in Ellsridgehill, Lanarkshire.

Death
He died on 19th April, 1873, in Walston, Lanarkshire (Registration: 1873 658/ 2 Walston). His wife died on 4th November, 1857, in Biggar, Lanarkshire (Registration: 1857 623/ 25 Biggar).

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Source
Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 9th November, 1857


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PATTESON, THOMAS JAMES

Born at Bangor, Ireland, 1817. Ordained at Tully, Presbytery of Athlone, 1842. Translated, 1845, to Kinnettles. Married, 1854, Agnes Smith. Was clerk of the Presbytery of Forfar from 1857 to 1884. Died, 1895.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1817 in Ireland.

Marriage
He married Agnes Smith, in 1854, the marriage being recorded in Old Machar, Aberdeen, on 14th March, and in Kinnettles, Angus, on 11th March. She was born about 1824 in Aberdeen, her father being Alexander Smith, Esq., of Glenmillan, advocate.

Ministry
He was ordained for mission in the south and west of Ireland on 31st May, 1842, by the Presbytery of Dublin. He was then described as from Cloghereen [in County Kerry]. He was called to Kinnettles, Angus, and inducted there on 16th October, 1845.

Death
He died on 14th August, 1895, in Kinnettles, Angus.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Agnes Elizabeth Patteson [Pattison in SPI] born on 4th March, 1855, in Kinnettles, Angus. She died in the 4th quarter of 1941 in Surrey Mid Eastern, Surrey, England.

(2) Alexander Matthew Charles Patteson born in 1856 in Kinnettles, Angus.

(3) Angelica Allison Patteson born on 29th June, 1858, in Kinnettles, Angus.

(4) Thomas Edward Patteson [Patterson in SPI] born on 10th July, 1859, in Kinnettles, Angus. He was a banker. By the time of his enlistment to the Canadian Forces in WW1 he was already a widower. He lived then in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

(5) Marion Anne Scrymgeour Fothringham Patteson born on 21st August, 1860, in Kinnettles, Angus.

(6) Frances Elizabeth Anne Patteson born on 12th October, 1861, in Kinnettles, Angus.

(7) Margaret Sarah Patteson born on 24th November, 1862, in Kinnettles, Angus. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1946 in Kensington, London, England.

(8) Anna Matilda Julia Patteson born on 22nd July, 1865, in Kinnettles, Angus.

(9) Robina Mary Patteson born on 14th February, 1867, in Kinnettles, Angus. She died in the 1st quarter of 1951 in Paddington, London, England.

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

Canadiangreatwarproject

Genesreunited

The Belfast News-Letter, Belfast, Ireland, 7th June, 1842


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PAUL, JAMES

Born at Longforgan, 1859. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lochlee, Forfarshire, 1890. Married, the same year, Caroline Mary Goldie.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.406

He served in Lochlee, Angus.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PAUL, ROBERT

Born at Dumbarton, 1845. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Coldstream, 1870. Married, 1871, Christina C. Falconer. Translated to Dollar, West, 1879.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.310

He served in Coldstream, Berwickshire; and Dollar and Muckhart, Clackmannanshire.

His wife’s brothers were Free Church ministers: Robert Hill Falconer and William Meek Falconer.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PAXTON, JOHN DUNLOP

Born at Edinburgh, 1820. Nephew of Professor George Paxton. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall of the Original Secession Church. Ordained at Kirriemuir, 1846. Married, the same year, Isabella Black. Translated, 1849, to East Campbell Street, Glasgow. Joined the Free Church in 1852. Translated, 1858, to Musselburgh. Died, 1864.

Publication.—Posthumous.—A volume of Sermons, with Memoir. By Dr. Thomas M’Crie.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.586, where he is John Dunlop-Paxton

For some family connections, see the Jolly Tree.

He served in East Campbell Street, Glasgow; and Musselburgh, Midlothian.

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


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PEARSON, JAMES

Born, 1801. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Kilmeny (Bowmore, Islay), 1829. Married, 1831, Margaret Gillespie. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1880. Died, 1883.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.77

He served in Bowmore, Isle of Islay, Argyll.

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


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PEARSON, THOMAS, M.A.

Born at Dumfries, 1853. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at East Kilbride, 1877. Married, 1888, Elizabeth R. Martin. Translated, 1899, to New Cathcart.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.234

He served in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PEATTIE, GEORGE, M.A.

Born at Perth, 1860. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire, 1888.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.117

He served in Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PEATTIE, JAMES COLVILLE, M.A.

Born at Perth, 1858. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained for Madras, 1884. Retired, 1894. Settled at Bearsden, Presbytery of Glasgow, 1895.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.203

He served in Bearsden, Dunbartonshire.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PEDDIE, JOHN

Born at Methven, 1811. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Papa-Westray, 1856. Married, 1858, Marion S. Brashe. Became senior minister, 1883.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.516

He served in Papa-Westray, Orkney.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PEEBLES, ANDREW

Born, 1817. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained, the same year, at Colliston, St. Vigeans. Married, 1864, Margaret Jane Wilson. Died, 1876.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1817 in Dunfermline, Fife, the son of Andrew Peebles and Isabella Foggo Mathie.

Marriage
He married Margaret Jane Wilson on 18th October, 1864, in Arbroath, Angus. She was born on 3rd and baptized on 24th October, 1841, in Arbroath, Angus, the daughter of Charles Wilson, draper, and Barbara Mudie.

Ministry
“Andrew Peebles, Dunfermline” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Colliston, Angus.

Death
He died on 12th March, 1876. He went out of his manse to see that his garden gate was shut and about half an hour afterwards he was found lying on one of the garden walks in an insensible state. He didn’t regain consciousness, and died on Sunday morning. The cause of death was apoplexy. His wife died in 1873 in Arbroath, Angus.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Andrew William Peebles born on 18th April, 1867, in St Vigeans, Angus. He died in 1907 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Family
Liverpool Mercury Lancashire, England, 16th March, 1876


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PEEBLES, WILLIAM STEWART

Born at Glasgow, 1858. Studied at the University, Glasgow. In 1880 he became a lay missionary at Old Calabar. Returning to this country in 1883 he studied at the United Presbyterian Hall, the New College, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Annan (St. Andrew’s), 1888. Married Margaret H. Duncan.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.95

He served in Annan, Dumfries-shire.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PEOCK, ANDREW LEIPER

Born at Paisley, 1817. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Bridge of Weir, 1847. Died at Rothesay, 1851.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 5th August, 1817, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the son of William Peock, farmer, and Margaret Leiper.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1837. In 1841 he was a tutor, living with Robert Carr, the parish minister in Luss, Dunbartonshire. He studied at St Andrews University, Fife, 1841-43, and was expelled on account of the disrest among some of the students caused by the Disruption.

Ministry
He served in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire.

Death
He died on 9th July, 1851.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PETRIE, PETER, M.A.

Born at Holm, Orkney, 1797. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at South Leith Chapel (St. John’s), 1828. Married, 1830, Janet H. Lawrie. Translated, 1831, to Kirkwall and St. Ola. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to Govan. Died, 1850.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.227

MacKelvie, Annals, p.664.

He served in Kirkwall, Orkney; and Summerton, Govan, Glasgow.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PEYTON, WILLIAM WYNNE

Born in India, 1830. Studied at the Bombay Missionary Institute, and under the Free Presbytery of Bombay. Licensed by the Presbytery of Bombay in 1855, he was recognised by the Assembly of 1859 as eligible for a call in Scotland, and ordained at Portsoy, 1864. Translated, 1878, to Broughty-Ferry, St. Luke’s. Became senior minister, 1892. Married, 1893, Margaret Cumming.
Publications.—Life of Hugh Miller, M.D. The Memorabilia, of Jesus, commonly called the Gospel of St. John.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.379

He served in Portsoy, Banffshire; and St. Luke’s, Broughty-Ferry, Angus.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PHILIP, ADAM, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1856. Son of Dr. George Philip. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Longforgan, 1881. Married, 1892, Mary Nicol Cowper.

Publication.—The Father’s Hand.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.391

Note that he married Mary Nicol Couper on 21st December, 1892, in Kelvin, Glasgow.

He served in Longforgan, Perthshire.

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


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PHILIP, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1813. Brother of following. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen. Ordained as the first minister of John Knox Church, Aberdeen, 1836. Translated, 1838, to Cruden. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1845, to the Abbey Church, Dunfermline. Married, 1846, Frances Robson; and, 1856, Janet Reddie. Translated, 1849, to Portobello. Died, 1861.
Publication.—An Edition of the Practical Works of John Bunyan.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.189

We have additional information, mainly from a family source, and we give it here insofar as it supplements or corrects FES. He was baptised on 17th April, 1813. Besides the two children by his first marriage, he also had two children by his second marriage – both born in Portobello, Edinburgh: Alexander Philip, born on 22nd May, 1858; and Agnes Elizabeth Philip, born on 22nd December, 1859.

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

He served in Cruden, Aberdeenshire; Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife; and Portobello, St. Philip’s, Edinburgh.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PHILIP, GEORGE, D.D. (Aberdeen)

Born at Aberdeen, 1819. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained in November of that year at Stonehaven. Married, 1847, Margaret J. Robertson. Translated to Glasgow, Union, 1851; and to Edinburgh, St. John’s, 1866. Became senior minister, 1892.
Publications.—Triumph. The Garden of Gethsemane. Life’s Golden Morn. The King’s Table. The Kings Badge. Memoir of Rev. A. S. Patterson, D.D., etc.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.30 where it says he became senior minister in 1893, while Ewing gives the date as 1892. He was given permission for a Colleague and Successor in 1892 – but one was not settled till the following year.

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

We have additional information, mainly from a family source, and we give it here insofar as it supplements or corrects the above: he was baptised on 20th February, 1819. He was a pupil in Mr Smith’s School, (59 Shiprow, Aberdeen) and Aberdeen Grammar School. He studied in Marischal and King’s Colleges, Aberdeen, from 1833 till 1841, graduating M.A. in 1837 and receiving the D.D. degree in 1893. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Aberdeen in November, 1841. He married Margaret Josephine Robertson – she died in 1908. He retired in 1903 after 60 years in the ministry and died on 13th November, 1904, in Edinburgh.

“George Philip, Aberdeen” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Stonehaven, Kincardineshire; Union, Glasgow; and St. John’s, Edinburgh.

His son, George Ernest Philip, married Margaret Smith, the daughter of Ralph Colley Smith, a Free Church minister.

His son, Adam Philip, was a Free Church minister.

Sources
Family information

Findagrave – from which further information can readily be accessed.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PHILIP, HERMAN

Born, 1813. Appointed Jewish missionary assistant at Jassy, 1841. Resigned, 1848. Died, 1870.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was the youngest son of a German Rabbi. He spent some years of his young manhood in England, where he made the acquaintance of some earnest Christians. He was introduced to the Wodrows of Glasgow and to Professor John Duncan, and by these lovers of the Jews was instructed more perfectly in the gospel.

Education
He graduated M.D.

Marriage
He married Dora Margaret.

Ministry
After his time in Jassy, his ministry included some time in Tunis; six years in Jaffa, in which time there was a severe outbreak of cholera, and thirteen years in Rome.

Death
He died in 1883. His wife died on 7th January, 1862, at the Model Farm, Jaffa, and was buried in Jerusalem on the 16th. (Another contemporaneous source gives these dates as 5th and 10th January.)

Sources
Thompson, A.E., and Blackstone, W.E.A., A Century of Jewish Missions, Fleming H. Revell C0, Chicago, 1902. This publication is available at Lcje

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Herrman Philip.

Dundee Courier and Daily Argus, 1st February, 1862

The Belfast News-Letter, Belfast, Ireland, 8th February, 1862


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PHILIP, JAMES

Born at Dundee, 1849. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1876, at Glasgow, Lyon Street. Married, 1877, Margaret W. Guthrie. Translated to Carnoustie, 1881.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.397

He served in Lyon Street, Glasgow; and St. Stephen’s, Carnoustie, Angus.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PHILIP, JOHN, D.D.

Born at Aberdeen, 1820. Brother of Alexander and George Philip. Studied at Marischal College and Divinity Hall, Aberdeen. Ordained at Fordoun, 1844. Married, 1853, Janet M. Littlejohn.

Publications.—Earth’s Care and Heaven’s Cure. Earth’s Work and Heaven’s Rest. Rays of Light. Lights and Shadows of Human Life. The Old Gospel and its New Laws.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptised on 2nd September, 1820, in Aberdeen, the son of John Philip, book binder, and Agnes Mackie. For some ministerial connections, see the Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School, 1828-1833. He studied in Marischal and King’s Colleges, Aberdeen, 1833-1837 and 1839-1843, graduating M.A. in 1837 and receiving the D.D. degree in 1895.

Marriage
He married Janet Morison Littlejohn on 9th March, 1853, the marriage being recorded on the 9th in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, and on the 5th in Fordoun, Kincardineshire. She was baptized on 13th January, 1831, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the daughter of William Littlejohn, banker, and Janet Bentley.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Aberdeen in November, 1843. He was ordained in Fordoun, Kincardineshire, on 4th April, 1844. On 22nd December, 1897, John Anderson was ordained there as his colleague and successor. He then retired to Aberdeen.

Death
He died on 15th May, 1905, in St Machar, Aberdeen. His wife died in 1895 in Fordoun, Kincardineshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Bentley Philip born on 4th March, 1861, in Fordoun, Kincardineshire. He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University and became classics master in Aberdeen Grammar School. He died in 1938 in Aberdeen.

(2) William Littlejohn Philip, O.B.E., born on 12th February, 1863, in Fordoun, Kincardineshire. He married Margaret Smith Briggs in 1890 in Arbirlot, Angus. For most of his working life, he was associated with the engineering firm of Spencer’s of Melksham, Wiltshire, England, and ultimately became chairman of it. From 1922 till 1926 he was engineering adviser to the South African Government. He died on 20th July, 1951, in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.

(3) Alexander Adam Philip born on 24th April, 1865, in Fordoun, Kincardineshire. He spent his working life as a bank manager in South Africa. He died in the 1st quarter of 1950 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.

(4) Robert George Philip born on 22nd November, 1868, in Fordoun, Kincardineshire. He became a Free Church minister.

(5) James Charles Philip born 12th February, 1873, in Fordoun, Kincardineshire. He married Jeanie Copland Henderson in 1900 in St Machar, Aberdeen. He was Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College of Science and Technology, South Kensington, London, England. He died on 6th August, 1941, in Brentford, Middlesex, England.

Source
Family information

Architects

Gracesguide

Wikisource

Jstor

The Aberdeen Journal, 17th April, 1844


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PHILIP, ROBERT, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1816. Brother of the foregoing. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Ellon, 1846. Married Barbara Lendrum. Translated to Dunbarney, 1853; and to Edinburgh, M’Crie Church, 1857. [Vol. 2 under Dunbarney, it says that he was translated in 1858.] Became senior minister, 1880. Died, 1890.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 29th September, 1817, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the son of John Philip and Agnes Mackie. His father was a book-binder and, before becoming a minister, he himself followed that trade. For some ministerial connections, see the Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School, 1825-1830. He studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1830-1834, graduating M.A. in 1834. He studied in the Free Church College, Aberdeen.

Marriage
He married Barbara Lendrum in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, on 30th December, 1845. She was born at Ellon, on 11th March, 1821, the daughter of Robert Lendrum, merchant tailor, and Margaret Colvil.

Ministry
He was ordained in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, a call having been signed to him on 10th August, 1846; he was translated to Dunbarney, Perthshire, after a call was signed to him on 14th July, 1853; and on 25th December, 1857, he was translated to M’Crie, Edinburgh. Neil Patrick Rose was inducted there as his colleague and successor on 9th September, 1880.

Death
He died on 23rd December, 1890, in Forfar, Angus. His wife died in 1887 in Stirling.

Family
They had no issue.

Sources
Family information

The Aberdeen Journal, 19th August, 1846; 27th July, 1853; 30th December, 1857


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PHILIP, ROBERT GEORGE, M.A.

Born at Fordoun. Son of Dr. J. Philip. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained al Glencairn, 1896. Married, 1898, Hamilton D. Maclennan.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.53

Note he married Henrietta Bell MacLennan, daughter of John MacLennan, a Free Church minister.

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

He served in Glencairn, Dumfries-shire.

His son, Robert Rainy Philip, was a minister, latterly in St George’s Church of Scotland, Paisley, Renfrewshire.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PHILIP, WILLIAM HILL

Born at Edinburgh, 1849. Studied at the University, Congregational Hall, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Harray, Orkney, 1877. Admitted to Free Church, 1881. Appointed to the Falkland Islands, 1882. Returned to this country, 1890. In 1893 went to New Zealand, where he was settled at Pahiatua. Married, 1877, Elspet Pirie; and, 1892, Mary Abercrombie.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in Edinburgh about 1849.

Education
He studied at the Congregational Theological Hall from 1875, when he was connected with Dalry Congregational Church, Edinburgh. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1880-81.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Elspet Pirie in 1877 in Aberdeen. She was born on 17th June and baptized on 15th July, 1849, in Drumoak, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of James Pirie, farmer, and Ann Milne.

(2) Mary Abercrombie in Edinburgh, in 1892.

Ministry
He was ordained in the Congregational Church in 1877 in Harray, Orkney. He joined the Free Church and served in the Falkland Isles. He was sent to New Zealand by the Colonial Committee and was inducted to Pahiatua, New Zealand, on 25th September, 1893, and succeeded in establishing a successful cause there. He was translated to Manaia, Taranaki Presbytery, and was inducted there on 16th March, 1898. He served as clerk of that Presbytery. He resigned in November, 1905, due to a breakdown in health.

Death
William Hill Philip died on 15th January, 1912, at New Lynn, New Zealand, and was buried in St Ninian’s Cemetery, Avondale, Auckland. Elspeth Pirie or Philip died on 10th November, 1890, in St Andrew, Edinburgh, and was buried in Warriston Cemetery, Edinburgh.

Family
He had issue by his first wife, including:

(1) William Hill Philip born in 1878 in Kirkwall, Orkney. He married Mary Adeline May Alexander in New Zealand in 1910. He died in New Zealand in 1965, aged 86

(2) Adeline Elsie Philip, born in 1880 in St George, Edinburgh. She married Charles Nelson Haslam in 1903, in New Zealand; and she died there in 1968, aged 88.

Sources
Digitalcemetery

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register

Ross, James, History of Congregational Independency in Scotland, p.262


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PHILPS, GEORGE MITCHELL, B.D.

Born at Airdrie, 1853. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Forfar, East, 1882. Translated to Glasgow, Union, 1898. Married Rachel Parker.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.257

He served in East, Forfar, Angus; and Union, Glasgow.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PHIMISTER, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1846. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Gordon, Berwickshire, 1874. Translated to John Knox English Presbyterian Church, Newcastle, 1882. Married, 1893, Catherine S. M’Ara.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1846 in Glasgow, the son of Alexander Phimister and Mary Dunlop Duff. By 1851 his father was dead and his mother was a teacher in Irvine, Ayrshire.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1865-69.

Marriage
He married Catherine Swan McAra on 11th January, 1892, in Airdrie, Lanarkshire. She was born on 19th June, 1858, in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, the daughter of Alexander McAra and Margaret Swan, teacher of English.

Ministry
He was ordained in Gordon, Berwickshire, in 1874. On 2nd October, 1882, he was inducted to John Knox’s Church, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England.

Death
He died on 5th January, 1921, at 50 Beech Grove Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. He left £4,347 to his wife. His wife died on 4th September, 1933, in Eastwood, Glasgow.

Family
There is no sign that they had issue.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PINKERTON, WILLIAM

Born at West Kilbride, 1815. Began life as a teacher in the parish of Dreghorn. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kilwinning, 1846. Married, 1861, Eliza F. Leslie. Became senior minister, 1890. Died, 1891.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1815 in West Kilbride, Ayrshire, the son of Robert Pinkerton, school-master, and Janet Small.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1838. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-45. He had a school in the parish of Dreghorn, Ayrshire.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Frances Leslie on 9th July, 1861, at 146 Crown Street, Aberdeen. She was baptized on 10th September, 1829, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the daughter of George Leslie, merchant and ship owner, and Ann Smith.

Ministry
He was ordained on 24th September, 1846, in Kilwinning, Ayrshire. He was granted a Colleague in 1890 and towards the end of that year Alfred Henry Charlton had accepted a call there as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died on 18th November, 1891, at 130 Holland Street, Glasgow, and was buried on 21st November in Kilwinning Cemetery. His wife died on 30th May, 1899, at the Cottage, Murtle, Peterculter, Aberdeenshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Annie Jane Pinkerton born on 5th June, 1862, in Kilwinning, Ayrshire. She lived in South India. She died in the 4th quarter of 1938, in Wandsworth, London.

(2) Robert Pinkerton, born on 15th June, 1868, in Kilwinning, Ayrshire. He died there the same year.

(3) Louisa Madeline Leslie Pinkerton born on 29th September, 1872, in Kilwinning, Ayrshire. She married John Kerr in 1904 in Dennistoun, Glasgow, and died in 1962 in Broughty Ferry, Dundee.

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

The Aberdeen Journal, 10th July, 1861

Glasgow Herald, 21st November, 1891

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 7th June, 1899


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PIRIE, JAMES, B.D.

Born at Aberdeen, 1826. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Niagara, Canada, 1855. Translated, 1857, to Bowden. Married, 1861, Barbara A. Lawson. Appointed by the Jewish Committee as missionary to the Jews at Prague, 1878. Resigned, 1891. In 1896 he resumed connection with the Committee as their agent at Breslau. Died, 1900.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 16th March, 1826, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the son of James Pirie, a brewery store-keeper, and Elizabeth McDonald.

Education
He studied at Aberdeen Grammar School. He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1845 and B.D. in 1870. He also studied under Neander in Germany.

Marriage
He married Barbara Anne Lawson on 4th June, 1861, in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Ministry
He served under the Colonial Committee in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He returned to Scotland in poor health but was settled in Bowden, Roxburghshire, in 1857, as colleague and successor to Thomas Jolly, who died in 1859. From 1878 he served under the Jewish Committee on the continent, first of all, in Prague, then in Breslau.

Death
He died on 25th June, 1900, in Breslau.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Ruth Elisabeth Pirie born on 16th August, 1862, at the Free Church Manse, Bowden, Roxburghshire. In Prague, Bohemia, she married Albert Warren Clark in 1884. He was born in 1842, in Georgia, Vermont, USA, the son of Rufus King Clark and Elvira Augusta Hinckley. He married Nellie Spencer on 1st July, 1869. She died on 10th December, 1881, so Ruth Pirie was his second wife. He served in the American Civil War and left a diary, which has been preserved. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1865 and went on to earn degrees from two theological schools, and was ordained as a Congregational clergyman in 1868. After serving as a minister in Gilead, Connecticut, from 1868 to 1872, he moved to Prague, Bohemia. He established a home for “unfortunate women.” He also published a number of works. In 1914, he returned to the United States and settled with his family in Boston, Massachusetts. He died on 7th June, 1921.

(2) James Pirie born on 2nd July, 1864, in Bowden, Roxburghshire. He married Fannie du Montier Devall of Ashland Plantation, West Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, on 9th February, 1888, at St John’s Church, West Baton Rouge. He was then from Cedar Ota Plantation, Louisiana.

(3) Lucy Elisabeth Cowan Pirie born on 22nd October, 1868, at the Free Church Manse, Bowden, Roxburghshire.

(4) Mary Isabella Pirie born on 15th April, 1873, in Bowden, Roxburghshire.

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

Vermonthistory

The Year book of the Congregational Christian churches of the United States of America, 1929-60 p.16

The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 19th August, 1862

Glasgow Herald, 26th October, 1868

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 18th June, 1878, p.3; 13th March, 1888, p.8


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PIRIE, JOHN

Born at Grange, Banffshire, 1825. Began life as a teacher at Roslin, and studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. After licence Mr. Pirie conducted the mission of the New North congregation in the Cowgate, Edinburgh. He formed a charge there, and was ordained its first minister, 1859. Translated, 1879, to Norwich [Vol. 2 says 1878.]; and, 1881, to Guthrie Memorial Church, Edinburgh. Married, 1861, Fanny M. Fraser. Died, 1894.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was a native of Grange, Banffshire, where his father was a small farmer.

Education
He attended his local parish school and the Normal School in Edinburgh and taught in Roslin, Midlothian. He studied in Edinburgh University; and he enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1846-48.

Marriage
He married Fanny Maria Fraser on 12th June, 1861, at the Free Church Manse, Kenmore, Perthshire. She was the daughter of Alexander Garden Fraser of New York, and Frances Maria Webb; and the sister of Alexander Garden Fraser, a Free Church minister.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dalkeith on 28th October, 1856. He was ordained in Cowgate, Edinburgh – he had founded this church and had been called there on 11th August, 1859. He was called to Bermondsey, London, England, in 1873, but declined the call. He had a short ministry in Norwich, Norfolk, England. He was re-asmitted into the Free Church ministry in May, 1880. He then built up the Guthrie Memorial Church, Edinburgh, to which he was called in 1881.

Death
He died very suddenly at his home, 3 Lorne Terrace, Edinburgh, on 5th January, 1894. He had left his home to attend a Kirk Session meeting, collapsed in the street from an apoplectic fit, and was taken to his home but died there four hours later without regaining consciousness. He was buried in the Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh, on 8th January.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Fanny Maria Pirie born on 16th October, 1862, at 2 Findhorn Place, Edinburgh. She died in 1879 in Grange, Banffshire.

(2) Mary Frances Pirie born on 20th July, 1864, in Newington, Edinburgh.

(3) George Gordon Pirie born on 2nd February, 1866, in Newington, Edinburgh.

(4) Edith Isabella Pirie born on 31st August, 1867, in Newington, Edinburgh.

(5) John Howard Havens Pirie born on 14th September, 1869, in Newington, Edinburgh.

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

Glasgow Herald, 30th June, 1881

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 1st June, 1880; 9th January, 1894

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 6th January, 1894, p.6


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PITCAIRN, THOMAS, D.D.

Born at Edinburgh, 1800. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. After passing through the University curriculum, Mr. Pitcairn gave himself for a time to business, then studied at the Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1833, assistant and successor to Dr. Grierson, at Cockpen. Married, 1836, Ann H. Trotter. In 1837 Mr. Pitcairn was chosen clerk of the Synod of Lothian and Tweeddale. Unanimously elected clerk of the Convocation in November 1842. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. He was appointed, along with Dr. Clason of Edinburgh, to be clerk of the Free Church General Assembly. In the year of the Disruption a church was built for him and his congregation at Bonnyrigg, in the parish of Cockpen. Died, 1854. The Commission of Assembly which met after his death expressed the conviction “that, in no small measure, the Free Church has been indebted to him for much of what is good in the tone and character of the proceedings of her supreme court, and in the general conduct of her ecclesiastical affairs.”


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.308

He served in Cockpen, Midlothian.

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Pitcairn, Thomas


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PITT, THOMAS COOLING, M.A.

Born at Greenock, 1856. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained in 1881 at Denholm. Died, 1892.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 25th December, 1856, in Greenock, Renfrewshire, the son of Thomas Pitt, shipmaster, and Catherine Taylor. His father was English, his mother Scottish.

Education
The family having moved to Dollar, he attended the Academy there. He entered Glasgow University in 1873, and graduated M.A. in 1878.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow, on 5th May, 1881. He was ordained in Denholm, Cavers, Roxburghshire, on 14th December, 1881, as colleague and successor to James McClymont.

Death
He died on 28th February, 1892, in Allonby, Wigton, Cumberland, England – at his father’s residence – and was buried in Cavers, Roxburghshire.

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


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PITTENDRIGH, GEORGE, M.A.

Born at Newmachar, 1857. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1886, missionary to Madras. Married, 1893, Agnes S. Falconer.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.544


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

POLLOCK, ALEXANDER

Born at Paisley, about 1806. While engaged in business in Paisley, Mr. Pollock superintended the Sabbath schools in the southern district of the town, and also visited the sick, and conducted prayer meetings in the South Church. By authority of the Commission of Assembly in November 1846, he was licensed, and ordained over the South Church. Became senior minister, 1871. Died, 1878.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 9th December, 1804, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the son of Alexander Pollock, merchant, and Elizabeth Smith. He was a brother of John Pollock and an uncle of John James Wright Pollock, both Free Church ministers.

Ministry
He was ordained in South, Paisley, Renfrewshire, on 21st April, 1846. In 1870, he tendered his resignation on account of ill health.

A good description of his church extention work is provided in this quotation: “There are other examples of a mixed kind — that is, of churches which, though not planted exclusively for the spiritually destitute, have been erected in destitute localities, and have succeeded in gathering many outcasts within their walls. One of the foremost of this class, with which the writer is acquainted, is that of the Free South Church, Paisley, under the pastoral superintendence of the Rev. Alexander Pollock. During a brief but active incumbency, he has more than doubled his congregation — his average attendance being now 700 — a very large proportion of whom have been excavated. At every communion, which is quarterly observed, there are several parties baptized before being admitted as communicants, which shows how they must have been previously living. The machinery by which he accomplishes these results, differs little, if any thing, from the ordinary territorial kind. His church being the only one in a poor district, containing about 7,000 souls, he assumes the whole of that as his parish, and concentrates upon it all his efforts, visiting those unconnected with his own or any other congregation as he finds opportunity. Connected with his church are four Sabbath schools, with an attendance of 800; two common week-day schools, and an industrial school. In addition, a lay-missionary is employed for reading the Scriptures to the spiritually destitute, and for using the most likely means of persuading them to desist from their evil ways, and to turn unto the Lord with their whole heart.”

Alexander Bannatyne was inducted as his colleague and successor in 1871.

Death
He died suddenly on 8th July, 1878, at Hawkstone Lodge, Ascog, Bute. In addition to some private legacies, he bequeathed £6,475 for various religious, charitable and educational purposes, including a sum of £3,000 to the University of Glasgow, for the foundation of two or three bursaries connected with Paisley.

Family
He never married.

Sources
Hutcheson, William, Home Evangelization, p.103

The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 12th and 30th July, 1878


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

POLLOCK, JAMES

Born at New Kilpatrick, 1835. Studied at the University, Glasgow, New College, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Dunscore, Dumfries-shire, 1861.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.104

He served in Dunscore, Dumfries-shire.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

POLLOCK, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Paisley, 1808. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Laboured for about two years in the district of Duntocher, and was ordained there, 1836. Translated, 1838, to Baldernock. Married, 1841, Elizabeth Wright. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1855.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.328

He was the brother of Alexander Pollock and the father of John James Wright Pollock, both Free Church ministers.

He served in Baldernock, Stirlingshire.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

POLLOCK, JOHN JAMES WRIGHT, M.A.

Born, 1853. Son of the foregoing. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Mauchline, 1878. Translated to Arbroath, High, 1887. Resigned, 1896.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 25th February, 1853, in Baldernock, Dunbartonshire, the son of John Pollock, minister, and Elizabeth Wright. Alexander Pollock, a Free Church minister, was his uncle.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free the Presbytery of Glasgow, on 12th June, 1878. He was ordained in Mauchline, Ayrshire, on 5th September, 1878; and was translated to High Street, Arbroath, Angus, in 1887. In 1901 he was living in Kingarth, Bute, a retired minister.

Death
He died there in 1917.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PORTEOUS, JAMES

Born at Maybole, 1816. Studied at the Universities, St. Andrews and Glasgow. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained the same year at Ballantrae. Married, 1846, Margaret Lockhart. Became senior minister, 1894.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 5th July, 1815, in Maybole, Ayrshire, the son of John Porteous and Jane Robison.

Education
He enrolled in the University of St Andrews, Fife, 1833-34.

Marriage
He married Margaret Lockhart on 14th June, 1846, in Ballantrae, Ayrshire. She was baptized on 28th May, 1817, in West Kilbride, Ayrshire, the daughter of Hugh Lockhart, agriculturalist, and Hannah Ralston. By the time of the marriage, her father was “Hugh Lockhart, Esq., Puddington Hall, Cheshire”.

Ministry
“James Porteous, Maybole” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Ballantrae, Ayrshire. On 29th August, 1894, James Henderson was ordained here as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died in 1901 in Ballantrae, Ayrshire. His wife died there in 1897.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Porteous born on 1st and baptized on 2nd August, 1847, in Ballantrae, Ayrshire. He married Jeanie. In 1901 he was a furniture agent.

(2) Hugh Lockhart Porteous born on 24th March, 1849, in Ballantrae, Ayrshire.

(3) James Porteous born on 19th September, 1852, in Ballantrae, Ayrshire. He was a merchant; he was “of Mobile and New York” when he died in New York, USA, on 12th February, 1889.

(4) Robert Porteous born on 20th September, 1854 in Ballantrae, Ayrshire. He died there in 1858.

(5) Male Porteous born on 20th April, 1856, in Ballantrae, Ayrshire. He died there that same year.

(6) Thomas Binning Porteous born on 8th December, 1857, in Ballantrae, Ayrshire. He attended St Andrews, Fife, and Edinburgh, Universities.

Source
Old-merseytimes


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PORTEOUS, JAMES MOIR, D.D. (U.S.A.)

Born at Edinburgh, 1822. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Wanlockhead, 1868. Translated to Cowgatehead, Edinburgh, 1881. Married, 1853, Margaret L. Skilling. Died, 1891.

Publications.—The Government of the Kingdom of God. The Brethren.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 19th March, 1823, in Edinburgh, the son of James Porteous and Helen Moir, laundress.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1857-60. In 1858 he received the first prize of seven sovereigns from the Scottish Reformation Society for answering questions on Popery.

Marriage
He married Margaret Lamont Skilling in Killanley Church, parish of Castle Connor, County Sligo, Ireland. His occupation was then a Scripture reader. His wife was born about 1828 in Ireland.

Ministry
He was elected to Innellan, Argyll, and was called to Knockando, Moray, and to Wanlockhead, Dumfries-shire, where he was ordained as colleague and successor to Thomas Hastings on 19th November, 1868. In April, 1869, he was awarded £50 as a prize for an Essay on Presbyterianism. He was translated to Cowgatehead, Edinburgh, on 16th June, 1881.

Death
He died in 1891 in Grange, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1904 in St Giles, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jemima Victoria Moir Porteous born on 11th February, 1862, in Grange, Edinburgh. She died in 1946 in George Square, Edinburgh.

(2) Emma Yorstown Porteous born on 28th October, 1863, in Grange, Edinburgh. She died in 1930 in George Square, Edinburgh.

(3) James Wylie Porteous born on 30th October, 1865, in Grange, Edinburgh. He was at one time a bank clerk. He died in 1946 in Balfron, Stirlingshire.

(4) David John Moir Porteous born on 12th May, 1867, in Grange, Edinburgh. He died in 1942 in Greenock, Renfrewshire.

(5) Rosanna Margaret Moir Porteous born on 9th February, 1871, in Wanlockhead, Dumfries-shire.

Sources
The Edinburgh Gazette, 6th January, 1899, Issue 11056, p.23

Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 29th March, 1858

Glasgow Herald, 25th March and 26th March, 1867

Liverpool Mercury, Lancashire, England, 19th April, 1869


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

POURIE, JOHN

Born at Newtyle, Forfarshire, 1824. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1854, missionary to Calcutta. Married, 1855, Louisa M. Loveday. Translated to the Free Church congregation, Calcutta, 1858. Died, 1867. [His surname is Powrie in List of missionaries.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 9th and baptized on 18th October, 1824, in Newtyle, Angus, the son of David Pourie and Jean Mason. He was the youngest in his family. His father was a tradesman and farmer, and Kirk elder. His parents both died when he was still young.

Education
He attended the Parish School at Newtyle and later Dundee Academy. In 1841, he became an articled clerk of Messrs C. and J. Kerr, Writers, in Dundee and served a five-year apprenticeship. He studied in Edinburgh from 1846 till 1854, being enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1850-54.

Marriage
He married Louisa Maria Loveday on 7th February, 1855, in Calcutta, India. She was baptized on 25th June 1814, in Fort William, Bengal, India, the daughter of General Lambert Loveday and Anne Louise D’Esterre. She was the widow of Captain John Inglis of the Bengal Calvary.

Ministry
He was licensed to preach by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh. He was inducted to the Free Church congregation of Calcutta on 14th November, 1858. He took furlough from March, 1864, and left Southampton to return to India on 4th October, 1865, but he was already in poor health.

Death
He left India for Australia 6th April, 1867. He died in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on 4th September that same year, and was buried in Rockwood Cemetery near Sydney. A memorial inscription reads: “In Memory of the Rev John Pourie who After Thirteen Years’ Labour in India Three as a Missionary And Ten as a Minister of the Free Church of Scotland in Calcutta Was compelled by Severe Illness to visit these Colonies And entered into his rest On the 4th of September 1867 In the Forty -Third Year of his age. This Monument Is affectionately erected by His Widow and Congregation.”

Louisa Loveday or Inglis or Pourie died on 17th September, 1883, at the house of her son-in-law, Coombehurst, Upper Norwood, Lambeth, London

Sources
Memorials of the Rev. John Pourie, W. Newman and Co., Calcutta 1869.

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


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PRENTICE, GEORGE, L.R.C.P. & S. (Edinburgh)

Ordained, 1894, by the Presbytery of Biggar and Peebles, missionary to Livingstonia.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.563


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PRIMROSE, WILLIAM

Born at Kincardine-on-Forth, Tulliallan, 1783. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Original Burgher Synod. Ordained, 1806, Original Secession congregation, Aberdeen. Joined the Church of Scotland in 1839, when his church received the name of Melville Church. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1866.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.13

Scott, Annals, p.481

He served in Melville, Aberdeen.

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


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PROFEIT, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Towie, Aberdeenshire, 1837. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Jarrow-on-Tyne, 1873. Married, 1882, Margaret C. Lamb. Translated, 1885, to Strathdon and Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire, 1885.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.438

He served in Strathdon and Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PROUDFOOT, JAMES

Born at Skirling, 1797. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Became parish schoolmaster of Skirling, 1817. Ordained at Culter, 1827. Married, 1828, Janet Gibson. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1875. Died, 1876.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.247

He served in Culter, Lanarkshire.

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

His son, Alexander Proudfoot, was a minister in Australia – See Ward and Prentis, Presbyterian Ministers, p.134.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PURVES, DAVID

Born at Stenton, East Lothian, 1808. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, acting during vacations as parish schoolmaster at Stenton, and, later, at Abbotshall, Kirkcaldy. Ordained, 1843, at Aberdour. Married, 1839, Anna Knox; and, 1854, Charlotte Johnstone. Translated, 1853, to Maxwelltown, Dumfries. Died, 1883.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 5th March, 1808, in Stenton, East Lothian, the son of Andrew Purves and Sophia Craes. For some family connections, see the MacPherson Tree.

Education
He attended the local parish school. He studied at Edinburgh University. During and after his University course, he taught the school at Stenton. He went in 1838 to Abbotshall, Kirkcaldy, Fife, as parish teacher of the Links school, and remained in that position till the Disruption.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Anne or Anna Knox on 1st September, 1839, registered in Dunbar, East Lothian, and Abbotshall, Fife.

(2) Charlotte Johnstone registered on 19th February, 1854, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh and on 23rd February, 1854, in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. She was the daughter of John Johnstone and Elizabeth Home.

Ministry
He served in Aberdour, Fife; and Maxwelltown, Dumfries-shire. In his latter years he had assistants including: John Fairley Daly; Robert Tennent Cunningham; and Thomas Edward Jubb.

Death
He died on 30th May, 1883, at Montpelier, Edinburgh. Anna Knox or Purves died on 14th May, 1849, at the Free Church Manse, Aberdour, Fife. Charlotte Johnstone or Purves died on 14th September, 1904, in Greenock, Renfrewshire.

Family
He had issue including by his first wife:

(1) Isabella Little Purves born on 9th July and baptized on 9th August, 1840, in Abbotshall, Fife. She died on 21st June, 1903, in Corstorphine, Edinburgh, and there is a memorial to her and some of her siblings in Corstorphine graveyard.

(2) Andrew Purves born on 2nd December, 1841, in Kirkcaldy, Fife.

(3) Sophia Jane Purves born on 24th June and baptized on 6th August, 1843, in Abbotshall, Fife. She died on 7th February, 1916.

(4) Anne Elizabeth Purves born on 15th May and baptized on 8th June, 1845, in Abbotshall, Fife. She died on 9th August, 1923, in Greenock, Renfrewshire.

(5) Charlotte Purves born on 22nd July and baptized on 22nd August, 1847, in Aberdour, Fife.

(6) John Knox Purves born on 1st May and baptized on 5th July, 1849, in Aberdour, Fife. He died on 17th December, 1903, in Wellington, New Zealand.

And by his second wife:

(7) David Purves born on 12th January, 1855, at the Free Church Manse of Maxwelltown, Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. He became a Free Church minister.

(8) Eliza Home Purves born on 10th July, 1856, in Dumfries. She died in 1939 in Gourock, Renfrewshire.

(9) Christina Purves born on 6th October, 1858, in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. She married Andrew N. Sutherland in 1893 in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. He was Free Church minister of Rothesay. She died in 1951 in Orphir, Orkney.

(10) Margaret Home Purves born on 26th November, 1862, in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire. She died in Greenock, Renfrewshire, in 1929.

The memorial in Corstorphine graveyard reads:

In memoriam Isabella PURVES daughter of the late Rev. David PURVES, Maxwelltown, Dumfries, died 21st June 1903. His son John Knox PURVES S.S.C. died at Wellington New Zealand 17th December 1903. His second daughter Sophia Jane PURVES died 7th February 1916. Annie Elizabeth PURVES died 9th August 1923.

Sources
Corstorphineoldparish

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

Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 18th January, 1855; 24th May, 1849


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PURVES, DAVID, D.D.

Born at Maxwelltown, 1855. Son of the foregoing. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Gourock, 1881. Married, 1894, Ann M. G. Bethune. Translated, 1898, to Elmwood, Belfast.

Publications.—A Ministry in the South, being Memorials of Rev. D. Purves, Maxwelltown. Contributions to the Critical Review, Hibbert Journal, etc.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 12th January, 1855, in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire, the son of David Purves, Free Church minister, and Charlotte Johnstone. For some family connections, see the MacPherson Tree.

Marriage
He married Anne Marion Grant Bethune at 11 Warriston Crescent, Edinburgh on 2nd October, 1894. She was born on 21st March, 1863, in St George, Edinburgh, the daughter of Dr Norman Bethune, later of Toronto, and Janet Ann Nicolson.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dumfries on 6th May, 1879. He served as assistant to George Halley Knight, Aberdeen, before being ordained in Gourock, Renfrewshire. He was translated to Elmwood Church, Belfast, Ireland by May, 1898, the annual stipend being £600 plus a manse.

Death
The family seem to have moved to England, so he is probably the David Purves who died in the 1st quarter of 1931 in Brentford, London, England. His wife died in the 2nd quarter of 1946 in Surrey Mid Eastern, Surrey, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Jessie Purves born in 1898 in Gourock, Renfrewshire.

(2) David Bethune Purves born about 1903. He graduated M.B.; he served in the military. He died in the 4th quarter of 1933 in Chelsea, London, England.

(3) Janet Alexandra Charlotte Purves born about 1905. She married Joseph de Baquer in the 3rd quarter of 1935 in Westminster, London, England.

Sources
The London Gazette, 22nd May, 1931

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 18th May, 1898


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PURVES, JOHN, LL.D.

Born in the parish of Longformacus, 1800. Studied at the University and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1826, at Lady Glenorchy’s Chapel, Edinburgh. Married, 1827, Elizabeth Bonar. Translated, 1830, to Jedburgh. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1877.

Publications.—A volume of Sermons touching some points much controverted at present (1846). No Condemnation. Also several pamphlets on Education, and on the Sustentation Fund.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.2, p.128

He served in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire.

For some ministerial connections, see the Bonar Tree.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page


Text of Ewing’s Annals

PURVES, PETER CHARLES

Born at Edinburgh, 1828. Son of the foregoing. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Morebattle, 1855. Married, 1869, Eleanor Thompson. Translated to St. James’s, Edinburgh, 1876.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.29

He served in Morebattle, Roxburghshire; and St. James, Edinburgh.

For some ministerial connections, see the Bonar Tree.


Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please.              Return to Index of FC Ministers              Return to Top of page