Ministers S

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SACHS, MARCUS
SAGE, DONALD
SAGE, DONALD FRASER
SALMON, ALEXANDER
SALMOND, CHARLES ADAMSON
SALMOND, STEWART DINGWALL FORDYCE
SANDEMAN, ROBERT JOHN
SANDERS, ROBERT
SANDERSON, HUGH
SANDILANDS, JOHN
SANDISON, JOHN
SAWERS, PETER RUSSELL
SCHWARTZ, CARL
SCOBIE, ROBERT
SCOTT, ALEXANDER MURRAY
SCOTT, CHARLES MARTIN
SCOTT, DAVID
SCOTT, JAMES, Aberlour
SCOTT, JAMES, South Africa
SCOTT, JAMES GEORGE DAWSON
SCOTT, JAMES MOFFAT
SCOTT, JOHN, Houston
SCOTT, JOHN, Auchterless
SCOTT, MARK
SCOTT, ROBERT
SCOTT, THOMAS
SCOTT, WILLIAM, St Mark’s
SCOTT, WILLIAM, Campsie
SCOTT, WILLIAM, New Cumnock
SCRIMGEOUR, JOHN C.
SCRIMGEOUR, ROBERT
SCRYMGEOUR, ROBERT
SCRYMGEOUR, WILLIAM
SELBIE, JOHN ALEXANDER
SELBIE, WILLIAM
SELKIRK, JAMES
SEMPLE, ROBERT
SHANKS, ROBERT
SHAW, ALEXANDER LAMONT
SHAW, CHARLES
SHAW, DUGALD
SHAW, ROBERT
SHEARER, WILLIAM
SHEPHERD, ANDREW
SHEPHERD, GEORGE
SHEPHERD, HENRY GEORGE
SHERWOOD, GEORGE
SHEWAN, JOHN
SHIACH, JAMES MACKISSACK
SHIERS, GEORGE
SHILLINGLAW, JOSEPH
SHIREFFS, JOHN MILNE
SHOOLBRAID, JOHN
SIDDIE, THOMAS
SIEVEWRIGHT, JAMES,
SIM, GUSTAVUS AIRD
SIM, WILLIAM ALEXANDER
SIMPSON, ALEXANDER
SIMPSON, DAVID, Burghead
SIMPSON, DAVID, Dundonald
SIMPSON, DAVID, Laurencekirk
SIMPSON, JAMES, Abernethy
SIMPSON, JAMES, Monquhitter
SIMPSON, JAMES, Port William
SIMPSON, JAMES ANDERSON
SIMPSON, JAMES ROBERT
SIMPSON, JAMES W.
SIMPSON, JOHN, Loanhead
SIMPSON, JOHN, Polmont
SIMPSON, JOHN, Blair Atholl
SIMPSON, PATRICK CARNEGIE
SIMPSON, ROBERT
SIMPSON, ROBERT STEPHENSON
SIMPSON, WILLIAM, Arbroath
SIMPSON, WILLIAM, Penpont
SIMPSON, WILLIAM, Ratho
SIMSON, DAVID
SIMSON, HENRY
SINCLAIR, ALLAN
SINCLAIR, ARCHIBALD
SINCLAIR COLIN, Aberdeen
SINCLAIR, COLIN, Lybster
SINCLAIR, DAVID
SINCLAIR, GEORGE
SINCLAIR, JOHN, Bruan
SINCLAIR, JOHN, Grangemouth
SINCLAIR, JOHN, Bowden
SINCLAIR, WILLIAM, Edinburgh
SINCLAIR, WILLIAM, Plockton
SKENE, ALEXANDER
SKENE, ALEXANDER LESLIE
SKENE, JOHN
SKINNER, JOHN
SKINNER, JOHN MATHIESON
SKINNER, WILLIAM
SKINNER, WILLIAM CUMMING
SLOAN, JOHN MORISON
SMALL, JAMES G.
SMALL, JOHN
SMEATON, GEORGE
SMELLIE, ANDREW
SMELLIE, ARCHIBALD
SMELLIE, JAMES
SMELLIE, JAMES BAIN
SMITH, ALEXANDER CAMPBELL
SMITH, ALEXANDER CHALMERS
SMITH, CHRISTOPHER
SMITH, CRAWFORD
SMITH, DAVID
SMITH, DAVID SIEVEWRIGHT
SMITH, GEORGE ADAM
SMITH, GEORGE INNES
SMITH, HUNTER
SMITH, JAMES, Greenock
SMITH, JAMES, Wellpark
SMITH, JAMES, Cramond
SMITH, JAMES, Tarland
SMITH, JAMES, Dufftown
SMITH, JAMES JOHN DISHINGTON
SMITH, JOHN, Gamrie
SMITH, JOHN, Shettleston
SMITH, JOHN, Denholm
SMITH, JOHN, Strathdon
SMITH, JOHN ANDERSON
SMITH, RALPH COLLEY
SMITH, ROBERT, Lochwinnoch
SMITH, ROBERT, Budapest
SMITH, SAMUEL
SMITH, STEVENSON
SMITH, THOMAS
SMITH, WALTER
SMITH, WALTER CHALMERS
SMITH, WILLIAM, Kincardine O’Neil
SMITH, WILLIAM, Aberdeen
SMITH, WILLIAM, Wolflee
SMITH, WILLIAM PIRIE
SMITH, WILLIAM ROBERTSON
SMITH, WILLIAM WHYTE
SMYTH, JOHN
SOMERVILLE, ALEXANDER NEILL
SOMERVILLE, DAVID
SOMERVILLE, JAMES EWING
SOMERVILLE, JOHN
SOMERVILLE, JOSEPH
SOMMERVILLE, GEORGE REYNOLDS
SOMMERVILLE, JAMES
SORLEY, WILLIAM
SOUPER, WILLIAM
SOUTAR, ALEXANDER
SOUTAR, JOHN
SOUTER, FREDERICK
SPEIRS, JOHN
SPENCE, ADAM
SPENCE, ALEXANDER
SPENCE, ALEXANDER EASTON
SPENCE, JAMES
SPENCE, SAMUEL
SPENCER, ALEXANDER
STALKER, JAMES
STALKER, JOHN, Natal
STALKER, JOHN, Blairdaff
STARK, ALEXANDER
STARK, JAMES
STARK, JOSEPH
STARK, THOMAS
STEEL, JOHN
STEEL, ROBERT
STEELE, ALEXANDER
STEELE, CHARLES
STEELE, GEORGE
STEPHEN, JOHN
STEPHEN, WILLIAM
STEVEN, GEORGE
STEVEN, WILLIAM
STEVENS, ANDREW
STEVENSON, ANDREW
STEVENSON, GEORGE
STEVENSON, HUGH
STEVENSON, JAMES
STEVENSON, JOHN
STEVENSON, ROBERT
STEVENSON, WILLIAM
STEVENSON, WILLIAM HENDERSON
STEWART, ALEXANDER, Cromarty
STEWART, ALEXANDER, Killin
STEWART, ALEXANDER, Chapelhall
STEWART, ALEXANDER, Newton Stewart
STEWART, ALEXANDER MORRIS
STEWART, ANGUS
STEWART, CHARLES, Perth
STEWART, CHARLES, Fort William
STEWART, CHARLES CALDER
STEWART, DAVID
STEWART, DONALD, Cromar
STEWART, DONALD, Cruden
STEWART, DONALD C.
STEWART, DUNCAN
STEWART, GEORGE, Glasgow
STEWART, GEORGE, Greenock
STEWART, GILBERT
STEWART, HUGH A.
STEWART, JAMES, Ayr
STEWART, JAMES, Lovedale
STEWART, JAMES SMITH
STEWART, JOHN, Moulin
STEWART, JOHN, Ardrishaig
STEWART, JOHN, Orkney
STEWART, JOHN, Ardrossan
STEWART, JOHN, Dennistoun
STEWART, JOHN, Mull
STEWART, JOHN, Madras
STEWART, NEIL
STEWART, PETER
STEWART, PETER CARMICHAEL
STEWART, ROBERT, Tarland
STEWART, ROBERT, Castletown
STEWART, ROBERT MITCHELL
STEWART, ROBERT WALTER
STEWART, THOMAS
STEWART, WILLIAM, Lochee
STEWART, WILLIAM, Kettle
STEWART, WILLIAM R.
STILL, JAMES IRONSIDE
STILL, THOMAS CHALMERS
STILL, WILLIAM GRAY
STIRLING, ALEXANDER
STIRLING, JAMES
STIRLING, MICHAEL
STIRLING, WILLIAM ARNOT
STIRRAT, ROBERT
STOCKDALE, JAMES
STODDART, WILLIAM
STORMONT, DAVID DUNCAN
STOTHERT, RICHARD
STOTHERT, THOMAS
STRACHAN, JAMES
STRACHAN, ROBERT
STRACHAN, WILLIAM
STRANG, ROBERT CANDLISH
STRATHAIRN, GEORGE
STRAUCHAN, WILLIAM
STREET, WILLIAM JEREMIAH
STUART, ALEXANDER MOODY
STUART, ATHOLE
STUART, FRANCIS WILSON
STUART, JAMES, Yester
STUART, JAMES, Kirkwall
STUART, JAMES THOMSON
STUART, JOHN
STUART, KENNETH MOODY
STUART, WILLIAM
STURROCK, JAMES BEATTIE
STURROCK, THOMAS CHAPMAN
SUTHERLAND, ADAM ST. CLAIR
SUTHERLAND, ALEXANDER, Strathconan
SUTHERLAND, ALEXANDER, Altnaharra
SUTHERLAND, ALEXANDER MACKAY
SUTHERLAND, ANDREW
SUTHERLAND, ANDREW NEIL
SUTHERLAND, ARCHIBALD COOK
SUTHERLAND, DAVID
SUTHERLAND, DONALD
SUTHERLAND, GEORGE
SUTHERLAND, GEORGE
SUTHERLAND, JAMES
SUTHERLAND, JAMES GORDON
SUTHERLAND, JOHN
SUTHERLAND, WILLIAM
SUTHERLAND, WILLIAM DONALD MORRISON
SUTHERLAND, WILLIAM MACKAY
SWANSON, CHARLES
SWANSON, JOHN
SWANSON, WILLIAM SUTHERLAND
SWINTON, JAMES
SYM, JOHN
SYMINGTON, ANDREW
SYMINGTON, WILLIAM
SYMON, JOHN


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SACHS, MARCUS

Born of Jewish parents in the Grand Duchy of Posen, Prussia, in 1812. Studied at Berlin University. He came to this country in 1842, and after a time became an avowed Christian. After studying at the New College, Edinburgh, he was appointed teacher of Hebrew in the Free Church College, Aberdeen, and in 1855 was ordained Professor. Married, in 1850, Miss Clark of Manchester. Professor Sachs was a man of enormous erudition in his own subject. Perhaps the noblest tribute paid to him was that by his successor, Dr. Robertson Smith,— “One who by race as well as scholarship was fitted to teach the subject in a manner such as few can hope to do.” He died in 1869.

Publications.—The Prophetic Agency, 1855. Posthumous.—In Memoriam, by W. D. Geddes.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born of Jewish stock at Inowraclaw in the Grand Duchy of Posen, Prussia, about 1812, though he became a naturalised British subject.

Education
He studied at Berlin University, Germany. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, in 1843.

Marriage
He married Mary Shier on 29th October, 1850, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was baptized on 16th October, 1809, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the daughter of David Shier, described as land surveyor or as manager of the Leith and Clyde Shipping Company, and Jane Ogg. For some family connections, see the Kennedy Tree.

Death
He died on 29th September, 1869, at Kepplestone Cottage, Aberdeen. His widow then married Francis Edmond, a prominent advocate, in 1877 in Haddington, East Lothian. Mary Shier or Edmond died on 27th April, 1915, in Cardiff, Wales, aged 105. She was then described as of 24 Newport Road, Cardiff, formerly of Albyn Place, Aberdeen. She left a personal estate in the United Kingdom of £5893.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Marcus Sachs.

For an informative obituary of the remarkable Mary Shier see The Gazette Times, 16th May, 1915.

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 1st October, 1869

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 16 October, 1911, p.6; 13th August, 1915, p.4; 28th April, 1915, p.8


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SAGE, DONALD, M.A.

Born in the manse of Kildonan, 1789. His grandfather, Aeneas Sage, a giant in stature and strength, and a Celt in temper, was the first minister of Lochcarron after the Revolution; and his father, Alexander Sage, of Kildonan, inherited his parent’s physical and mental peculiarities. Donald Sage received his early education at home, and entered Marischal College, Aberdeen, in his sixteenth year. While residing as tutor in the family of Mr. Mathison of Attadale, Mr. Sage was licensed by the Presbytery of Lochcarron, 1815. Appointed missionary minister of Achness in Sutherlandshire, 1816. There his people were summarily removed in a cruel eviction to clear the ground for large sheep farms, and Mr. Sage went to Aberdeen, where he became minister of the Gaelic Chapel, 1819. In 1822 he was translated to Kirkmichael, otherwise Resolis, in the counties of Ross and Cromarty. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. [His name does not appear on the List of signatories as printed in Ewing.] Became senior minister, 1868. He was twice married, his first wife being Harriet G. Robertson; and his second, Elizabeth Mackintosh. Died, 1869.

Publication.—Posthumous.—Memorabilia Domestica; or. Parish Life in the North of Scotland. Edited and annotated by his son, 1889.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.19

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

He served in Resolis, Ross and Cromarty.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Donald Sage.


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SAGE, DONALD FRASER

Born in the manse of Resolis, 1840. Son of the foregoing. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Parkhill, Ontario, 1874. Translated to Keiss, 1880. Married, 1881, Margaret Ann Thomson. Died, 1890.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in 1840 in Resolis, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Donald Sage, a Free Church minister, and Elizabeth Mackintosh. For some family connections, see the tree of John Mackay of Kirtomy.

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

Marriage
He married Margaret Ann Thomson in Newington, Edinburgh, in 1881. She was born about 1849, presumably in Constantinople, because she was the daughter of Alexander Thomson, a Free Church missionary there.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1865 by the Free Presbytery of Chanonry, and in 1873 went to Canada, where he was for six years minister of Parkhill Presbyterian Church, Ontario.  He was inducted in Keiss, Caithness, on 8th July, 1880.

Death
He died on 25th February, 1890, in Keiss, Caithness. He was buried in Nairn on 1st March. His wife died in Keiss that same year.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Elizabeth Sage born in 1882 in Wick, Caithness. She died in 1973 in George Square, Edinburgh.

(2) Mary Dorothea Sage born in 1883 in Keiss, Caithness. She died in 1966 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(3) Margaret Wilhelmina Sage born in 1885 in Keiss, Caithness. She died in 1895 in Kelvin, Glasgow.

(4) Camilla Alice Sage born in 1889 in Keiss, Caithness. She died in 1969 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Donald Fraser Sage.


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SALMON, ALEXANDER

Born, 1802. Ordained at Paisley, South, 1836. Translated to Barrhead, 1841. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1849, to Sydney, New South Wales, the first Disruption minister to land on these shores. Retired, 1860. Died, 1864.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.131

Ward and Prentis, Presbyterian Ministers, p.145

He served in Barrhead, Renfrewshire.


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SALMOND, CHARLES ADAMSON, D.D.

Born at Arbroath, 1853. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, also at Princeton. Ordained at Cults, Aberdeenshire, 1879. Translated to Glasgow, St. Matthew’s, 1881. Married, 1883, Margaret Hamersly Johnston. Translated, 1887, to Rothesay, West; and, 1890, to South Morningside, Edinburgh.

Publications.—Vaticanism (prize essay). Perfectionism: the False and the True. Pilgrims towards Plymouth: Perfectionism. Eliza Fletcher. Sermonettes for the Young.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.31

He served in Cults, Kincardineshire; St. Matthew’s, Glasgow; West, Rothesay; and South Morningside, Edinburgh.


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SALMOND, STEWART DINGWALL FORDYCE, D.D. (Aberdeen)

Born at Aberdeen in 1837. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen; was ordained at Barry, Forfarshire, in 1865, and in the same year married Annie Laing of Aberdeen. He was appointed Professor of Systematic Theology and New Testament Exegesis in the Free Church College, Aberdeen, in 1876, and in 1898 was elected Principal in succession to Dr. David Brown.

Publications.—He was editor of the Critical Review and of the Bible Class Primers, and joint-editor of the “International Theological Library.” Commentaries on the Petrine Epistles in Schaff’s New Testament Commentary. The Christian Doctrine of Immortality (Cunningham Lectures), etc.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.582

He served in Barry, Angus.


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SANDEMAN, ROBERT JOHN, D.D.

Born at Perth, 1832. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, also in Germany. Ordained at Cambuslang, 1862. Married, 1864, Jane Muir. Translated to Partick, High, 1867; and, 1872, to St. Andrew’s, Edinburgh. Became senior minister, 1898.

Publication.—Vinet (Evangelical Succession Lectures; Third Series).


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.26

He served in Cambuslang, Glasgow; High, Partick, Glasgow; and St. Andrew’s, Edinburgh.

He married Jane Muir, whose brother, John James Muir, was a Free Church minister.


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SANDERS, ROBERT, B.D.

Born at Lockerbie, 1845. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Livingstone, 1875. Translated to Melrose, 1878.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.90

He served in Livingston, West Lothian; and Melrose, Roxburghshire.


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SANDERSON, HUGH

Born in Ayrshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Killearn, Stirlingshire, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.273

He served in Killearn, Stirlingshire.


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SANDILANDS, JOHN, M.B., C.M.

Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1888, medical missionary to Central India, and stationed at Bhandara.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.542


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SANDISON, JOHN

Born at Watten, Caithness, 1802. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Anti-Burgher Divinity Hall. Ordained at Arbroath, 1834. Married, 1835, Eliza Grigor. Joined the Free Church at the union of 1852. Became senior minister, 1868. He had the distinction of being the first in the Original Secession Church who departed from the custom of delivering discourses memoriter. Died, 1871.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.570

His daughter, Jane Sandison, married Alexander Yule, a Free Church minister.

He served in High Street, Arbroath, Angus.


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SAWERS, PETER RUSSELL

Born at Shotts, 1806. Studied at the Divinity Hall of Burgher Synod. Ordained at Lanark, 1836. Joined the Church of Scotland in 1839. Translated to Newcastle, 1840; and, 1843, to Gargunnock. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Declared by the General Assembly in 1873 to be no longer a minister or member of the Free Church of Scotland. Died, 1885.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.513

FES, Vol.3, p.310

He served in Gargunnock, Stirlingshire.


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SCHWARTZ, CARL, D.D.

Born of Jewish parents in Prussian Poland, 1817. Studied at the University, Berlin. Converted to Christianity in connection with the Prussian Church. Became a missionary of the London Society for promoting Christianity among the Jews, and was ordained a deacon of the Church of England. While stationed at Constantinople, the Society having given up their mission there in 1843, he transferred his services to the Free Church. In 1844 he was ordained by the Presbytery of Edinburgh as a missionary to the Jews, and appointed to Berlin, where he remained till 1849, when he was transferred to Amsterdam. In 1864 Dr. Schwartz accepted a call to become minister of Trinity Chapel, London, and was appointed at the same time agent of the Free Church Mission in London. In 1867 Dr. Schwartz became colleague minister of Harrow Road Presbyterian Church. While ministering to these congregations he continued mission work among the Jews of London. Died, 1870.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 20th January, 1817, in Meseritz, in Prussian Poland. One source says that his parents were Isaac Levin Schwartz and Bertha Wollstein.

Education
He studied at Halle and Berlin Universities, Germany.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Marie Saphir in 1843. She was the daughter of another Jewish convert, Adolph Saphir.

(2) Cornelia van Vollenhove on 30th October, 1851, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She was born on 20th May, 1822, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the daughter of Anthony Jan van Vollenhove and Maria Wilhelmina Backer.

Ministry
He served in Constantinople from 1842 with the London Jews Society before transferring to Berlin in connection with the Free Church. He was there till 1848. Then he was in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 1849 till 1864 and in London, England, from 1864 till his death in 1870.

Death
He died on 24th August, 1870, in Kensington, London, England. Marie Saphir or Schwartz died in 1850. Cornelia van Vollehove or Schwartz died on 21st April , 1902.

Family
They had issue including by his first wife:

(1) Carl Gottlieb Philipp Schwartz born in 1848. He died in 1909.

And by his second wife:

(2) Elizabeth Schwartz.

(3) Jozua Marius Willem van der Poorten Schwartz born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He married Anna van Vollenhoven. He was a novelist who wrote under the pen-name Maarten Maartens. He died on 3rd August, 1915 in Doorn, Utrecht, Netherlands.

(4) Mary Schwartz.

(5) Johannes Schwartz born on 16th December, 1854, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He married Harmanna Maria de Savornin Lohman. He died on 12th May, 1929, in Brussels, Belgium.

Sources
Wiki

Ha-gefen

Geni

Ancestry


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SCOBIE, ROBERT

Born at Dailly, 1841. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Strathroy, Canada, 1873. Married, 1881, Marian Annie Venner. Settled at Leadhills, 1884; and, 1886, at Tweedmouth English Presbyterian Church.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1840 in Dailly, Ayrshire, the son of Walter Scobie, coal-miner, and Janet Alexander.

Marriage
He married Marian Annie Venner. She was born about 1860 in Ontario, Canada.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Irvine on 22nd July, 1869. In 1883, some in Coupar Angus, Perthshire, wished to have him as the colleague and successor to their minister, Thomas Bain, but the Presbytery refused to moderate the call because of lack of harmony in the congregation. He was ordained in Leadhills, Lanarkshire, in 1884 and translated to Tweedmouth, Northumberland, England, on 2nd December, 1886.

Death
He died in 1928 in Foulden, Berwickshire. His wife died in the 1st quarter of 1932 in Berwick, Northumberland, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Walter Alexander Scobie born in 1882 in Coupar Angus, Perthshire. He was a medical doctor. He died in the 2nd quarter of 1912 in Berwick, Northumberland, England.

(2) John Venner Scobie born on 19th November, 1884, in Leadhills, Lanarkshire. He was an engineer. He died in the 4th quarter of 1971 in Northumberland, England.

(3) Janet Alexander Scobie born in the 3rd quarter of 1887 in Tweedmouth, Berwick, Northumberland, England.

(4) Annie Venner Scobie born in the 4th quarter of 1889 in Tweedmouth, Berwick, Northumberland, England. She died in 1979 in Inveresk, Midlothian.

(5) Robert William Scobie born in the 3rd quarter of 1891 in Tweedmouth, Berwick, Northumberland, England. He was a blacksmith. He died in the 1st quarter of 1914 in Berwick, Northumberland, England.

(6) James Scobie born in the 3rd quarter of 1893 in Tweedmouth, Berwick, Northumberland, England. In 1911 he was a colliery clerk.

(7) Andrew Scobie born in the 1st quarter of 1896 in Tweedmouth, Berwick, Northumberland, England.

(8) William Haig Scobie born in the 4th quarter of 1897 in Tweedmouth, Berwick, Northumberland, England. He married Emily Adair in 1931 in Foulden, Berwickshire.

(9) Margaret Scobie born in the 2nd quarter of 1900 in Tweedmouth, Berwick, Northumberland, England. She died in 1980 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.

Source
Glasgow Herald, 3rd December, 1886


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SCOTT, ALEXANDER MURRAY, M.A.

Born at Laurencekirk, 1854. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1881, at Commerce Street, Aberdeen. Married, 1882, Jane A. Thomson; and, 1894, Helen M’Donald.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.398

He served in Commerce Street, Mariners’, Aberdeen


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SCOTT, CHARLES MARTIN, M.A.

Born at Friockheim, 1860. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Edzell, 1890. Died in November of that year.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 5th August, 1860, in Kirkden, Angus, the son of John Scott, gas manager, and Mary Martin.

Education
He attended the Free Church school in Friockheim, Angus, and Aberdeen Grammar School. He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1884. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1884-88.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Arbroath on 13th June, 1888, and served for a time as an assistant in Campbeltown, Argyll. He was ordained in Edzell, Angus, early in 1890.

Death
He died on 3rd November, 1890, at his father’s house in Friockheim, Angus.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.

Source
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Charles M. Scott.


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SCOTT, DAVID, D.D.

Born at Edinburgh, 1834. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Original Secession Church. Admitted to the Free Church, 1866. Ordained at Saltcoats, 1867. Married, 1868, Alice M. Hart. Died, 1897.

Publication.—Annals and Statistics of the Original Secession Church.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1834 in Edinburgh.

Education
He was awarded the D.D. degree by Glasgow University in 1887.

Marriage
He married Alice Millar Hart on 6th October, 1868, at 4 Rutland Crescent, Glasgow. She was born on 21st January, 1844, in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, the daughter of Robert Hart, paper mill manager, and Janet Alice Hart.

Ministry
He was ordained in Landsborough, Saltcoats, Ayrshire, on 22nd August, 1867. His behaviour was the subject of discussion at the Free Presbytery of Wigtown on 12th July, 1872. He had tried to take part in a meeting of the Kirk Session of Port William; and had arranged a Sunday service in opposition to the regular Free Church meeting there. This was done as “a demonstration against patronage whether lay or clerical, and in favour of the unfettered right of the Christian people to choose their own pastor.” The Wigtown Presbytery brought the matter to the attention of the Irvine Presbytery which met on 29th July to consider the matter. Scott explained that Port William had recently been sanctioned as a full charge through the labours of his good friend Anderson. The people of the congregation wished Anderson to be continued with them, but the interim moderator had made other arrangements. Scott had therefore taken the steps he had, upholding the right of the congregation to choose their minister. The Presbytery then recorded their strong disapproval of such interference of a minister with the duties of another. They asked him to acknowledge that he had acted unconstitutionally and admonished him to be more careful in the future. Scott then gave notice of appeal to the Synod.

Death
He died on 12th May, 1897, in Ardrossan, Ayrshire. His wife died in 1919 in Grange, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) David Stevenson Scott born on 12th February, 1881, in Ardrossan, Ayrshire. In 1901 he was an upholsterer. He married Winifred Lela Mary Holdsworth in 1912 in Blythswood, Glasgow. He died on 13th December, 1955, in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, and was buried in Nelson Memorial Park there.

(2) Jane S. Scott born about 1878 in Ardrossan, Ayrshire.

Sources
Findagrave

Glasgow Herald, 7th October, 186; 16th July, 1872

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 30th July, 1872, p.6


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SCOTT, JAMES, D.D., LL.D.

Born at Cabrach, Banffshire, 1824. The family belonged to the Original Secession Church, but when a student Mr. Scott threw in his lot with the Free Church. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Aberlour, 1859. Married, 1869, Elizabeth J. Whyte. Became senior minister, 1895.

Publications.—The Principles of New Testament Quotation. Christianity and Secularism.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.450

He served in Aberlour, Banffshire.


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SCOTT, JAMES

Born at Peterhead, 1843. Son of Rev. C. Scott, Pinetown. Studied at the Lovedale Institution, and New College, Edinburgh. Appointed by the Foreign Mission Committee to the station at Impolweni, and, with permission of the Assembly, ordained, 1877. Married, the same year, Margaret W. Weddel.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.556


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SCOTT, JAMES GEORGE DAWSON, M.A.

Born in Aberdeenshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Foveran, Aberdeenshire, 1897.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.374

He served in Foveran, Aberdeenshire.


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SCOTT, JAMES MOFFAT

Born at Roitfair, Campsie, 1848. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Alloa, West, 1873. Translated, 1878, to Ladyloan, Arbroath. Married, 1886, Marjory J. M. Balfour.

Publications.—The Martyrs of Angus and Mearns. R. M. M’Cheyne.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.396

He served in West, Alloa, Clackmannanshire; and Ladyloan, Arbroath, Angus.


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SCOTT, JOHN, M.A.

Born at St. Andrews, 1842. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Houston, 1875. Married, the same year, Helen B. Sinclair. Translated, 1887, to Glasgow, West.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.258

He served in Houston, Renfrewshire; and – West, Glasgow.


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SCOTT, JOHN

Born at Keith, 1856. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, 1886.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.447

He served in Auchterless, Aberdeenshire.


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SCOTT, MARK

Born in Berwickshire, 1863. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1886, at New Cumnock. Married, the same year, Margaret K. Turnbull. Resigned, 1887.


Supplementary Information

Background
It is unlikely that he was born in 1863 as Ewing says. There was a Mark Scott born or baptized according to the Old Parish Records on 18th January, 1854, in Eccles, Berwickshire, the son of Mark Scott and Elizabeth Spiers. This man is traceable till 1881: his father was a ploughman in 1861; he himself was an apprentice mason in 1871; and he was a student in Edinburgh in 1881. But the date of birth given on his grave is 27th December, 1854. His sister married John McNeill, a Free Church minister.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1882-86.

Marriage
He married Margaret Kininmonth Turnbull in 1886 in St Andrew’s, Edinburgh. She was born on 19th March, 1859, in Forgan, Fife, the daughter of John Turnbull and Margaret Ann Nicoll.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 18th May, 1886. He was ordained in New Cumnock, Ayrshire, as colleague and successor to George Anderson, 0n 4th November, 1886. Thereafter, in Canada, he was missionary of St Mark’s Church, Toronto, Ontario, until becoming Presbyterian minister at Campbellford, Northumberland East, Ontario. By 1898 he was pastor of Central Presbyterian Church, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA. In 1912 he became minister of St Andrews Presbyterian Church in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

Death
He died in 1933 and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Elizabeth Scott born in December, 1886, in New Cumnock, Ayrshire.

(2) Edith Scott born in June, 1888, in Ontario, Canada.

(3) John W. Scott born in September, 1893, in Canada. He married Euphemia B. Nash on 15th May, 1926, in Port Austin, Huron, Michigan, USA. He was a truck driver – coal supply.

Sources
Books.google

Google

Forgottenbooks


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SCOTT, ROBERT, D.D.

Born at Inveravon, 1853. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1879, missionary to India, and stationed at Bombay. Married, the same year, Helen G. Ingram.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.540

For some ministerial connections, see the Thomson Tree.


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SCOTT, THOMAS, M.A.

Born near Kelso, 1855. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Carnock, 1882. Married, 1884, Alice F. Duncanson. Translated to Ferry-Port-on-Craig, 1886 [Left there 1890 according to Vol. 2]. Owing to ill-health Mr. Scott went to New Zealand, 1891; was settled at Tauranga, 1892; and translated to Cambridge, New Zealand, 1896.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 5th December, 1855, in Kelso, Roxburghshire, the son of William Scott and Barbara Boyd.

Education
He studied in the University of Edinburgh; and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1877-1881.

Marriage
He married Alice Frencham Duncanson on 10th June, 1884, at Buchanan Street, Dunfermline, Fife. She was born on 2nd November, 1857, in Dunfermline, Fife, the daughter of John Duncanson, woolen and linen draper, and Helen Sanderson.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Kelso on 5th July, 1881. Thereafter he was assistant at Anstruther before being ordained in Carnock, Fife, in September, 1882. He was translated to Ferryport on Craig, Fife, on 16th December, 1886.

In New Zealand, he was inducted to Tauranga, Bay of Plenty Presbytery, on 19th May, 1892 and was translated to Cambridge, Waikato Presbytery, on 30th April, 1896. He resigned his charge on the grounds of ill health on 6th June, 1899. He was inducted to Mangere, Auckland Presbytery, on 18th April, 1905, and was translated to St John’s, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty Presbytery, on 21st January, 1908. He retired on 28th October, 1913, after suffering a nervous breakdown. However, he became a home missionary in Katikati, Bay of Plenty Presbytery, in 1921, only to resign the following year on health grounds.

Death
He died on 24th September, 1941, in Howick, New Zealand. His wife died in 1915 in New Zealand.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Barbara Scott born in 1887 in Ferry Port on Craig, Fife.

(2) William Scott born in 1888 in Ferry Port on Craig, Fife.

(3) Thomas Boyd Scott born in 1890 in Ferry Port on Craig, Fife. He died in 1930 in New Zealand.

Sources
PCNZ, Ministers’ Register

The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 13th June, 1884


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SCOTT, WILLIAM

Born at Lauder, 1816. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. The same year he was ordained at St. Mark’s, Glasgow. The first case of heresy in the Free Church was that of Mr. Scott. He was charged by the Presbytery of Glasgow with teaching Morisonian views of man’s natural inability. The case was appealed to the General Assembly of 1845, and Mr. Scott was deposed. He continued to minister to an independent congregation in Glasgow till 1877, when he retired to Melrose. Died, 1885.

Publication.—The Scripture Doctrine of Sacrifice.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 28th January, 1816, in Lauder, Berwickshire, the son of Thomas Scott, a lawyer and proprietor, and Rabina Mabin.

Marriage
He married Jessie Matthews Duncan on 26th April, 1853, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was born about 1828 in St Machar, Aberdeen.

Ministry
A “William Scott, Melrose” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in St. Mark’s, Glasgow. He received a call from Manchester, Lancashire, England, in October, 1844, but when the Presbytery considered this call, papers from members of his Kirk Session were presented alleging that he was unsound in doctrine. The Presbytery at first, after examination, decided to caution and admonish him. But later a Committee recommended that the Presbytery judicially investigate the matter. Scott brought the matter to the General Assembly which decided unanimously that a judicial process should be conducted. Scott then indicated he would resign his office as a Free Church minister. The outcome was that from 1851 till 1871 he was designated as the independent minister of Ebenezer Church in Glasgow. In 1881 he was retired and living in Melrose, Roxburghshire.

Death
His wife died in 1893 in Old Machar, Aberdeen.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Duncan Scott born on 26th September, 1855, in Govan, Glasgow. He became a medical practitioner. For a full account of his career see here, p.177.

Source
Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 28th October, 1844

Glasgow Herald, 2nd June, 1845


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SCOTT, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Montrose, 1836. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Campsie, 1864. Married, 1867, Louisa J. Scott. Translated to Glasgow, Queen’s Park, 1867. Became senior minister, 1894.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 9th February, 1837, in Montrose, Angus, the son of David Scott, farmer, and Helen Carnegie Smart.

Education
He attended Montrose Academy. He enrolled in the University of St Andrews, Fife, 1854-58, and graduated B.A., on 25th November, 1857; and M.A. on 24th April, 1858. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1858-62.

Marriage
He married Louisa Jane Scott on 11th April, 1867, in Maryton, Angus. She was born there on 20th February and baptized on 6th May, 1847, the daughter of Robert Scott and Louisa Jane Smart.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Brechin on 29th June, 1862. He was ordained in Campsie, Stirlingshire, on 21st January, 1864; and was translated to Queen’s Park, Glasgow, on 11th June, 1867. On 30th August, 1894, James Henderson was inducted as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died on 2nd July, 1907, in Renfrew.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) David Robert Scott born in 1868 in Govan, Glasgow. In 1901 he was an insurance secretary.

(2) Archibald Bain Birkmyre Scott born on 17th April, 1870, at 22 Queen Square, Glasgow. He was a chartered accountant. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1944 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.

(3) William Ernest Scott born in 1872 in Cathcart, Glasgow. In 1901 he was a stock broker. He died in 1940 in Kelvingrove, Glasgow.

(4) Louisa Helen Scott born in 1877 in Cathcart, Glasgow. She died in 1896 in Kinning Park, Glasgow

Sources
Glasgow Herald, 19th April, 1870

THE EDINBURGH GAZETTE, MAY 3, 1912, p.466


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SCOTT, WILLIAM

Born at Cupar-Fife, 1858. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at New Cumnock, Ayrshire, 1887. Married Mary Miller Barr.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.130

He served in New Cumnock, Ayrshire.


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SCRIMGEOUR, JOHN C., M.A.

Born in Forfarshire. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1896, for Calcutta. John Cockburn Scrimgeour


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.536


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SCRIMGEOUR, ROBERT

Born, 1820. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Married, 1847, Janet Briggs. Ordained at Stoneykirk, 1853. Translated to Leith, St. John’s, 1861. In 1863 Mr. Scrimgeour went to New Zealand, and was settled at Dunedin. [Vol. 2 says he didn’t leave Leith till 1865.] Died, 1872.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 17th and baptized on 21st December, 1821, in Mains, Angus, the son of James Scrimgeour and Jane Lindsay.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1850-51.

Marriage
He married Janet Briggs on 1st July, 1847, in Edinburgh. She was born on 18th and baptized on 29th June, 1829, in Kirkcaldy, Fife, the daughter of Allan Briggs and Mary Swan.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1851 by the Free Presbytery of Turriff. He was ordained in Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire; and was translated to St. John’s, Leith, Edinburgh, on 26th September, 1861, as colleague and successor of James Lewis.

He was received by the Presbyterian Church of Victoria and welcomed by Melbourne Presbytery on 5th June, 1866. He supplied there in East Kilda for some months.

He was receivd by the Synod of Otago and Southland, New Zealand, on 10th January, 1867. He was inducted to St Andrew’s, Dunedin, Dunedin Presbytery, in March, 1867, but was suspended for intoxication in June, 1869. He was inducted there again in January, 1871, but later that year was suspended sine die.

In 1881 he was living in Dumfries South, Brant North, Ontario, Canada, and he was described as a minister.

Death
He died about 1886 in Canada.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Jane Scrimgeour born on 3rd April and baptized on 23rd April, 1848, in Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire.

(2) Robert Swan Scrimgeour born on 20th February, 1850, in Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire.

(3) Allan Briggs Scrimgeour born on 8th December, 1852, in Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire.

Sources
PCNZ, Ministers’ Register where his surname is spelt “Scrymgeour”.

Dundee Courier and Daily Argus, 28th September, 1861


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SCRYMGEOUR, ROBERT, M.A.

Born at Linlithgow, 1866. Son of the following. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Monikie, 1894. Translated to English Presbyterian Church, Jersey, 1898 [Vol. 2 says 1897].


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 15th February, 1866, in Linlithgow, West Lothian, the son of William Scrymgeour, Free Church minister, and Marion Meek.

Marriage
He married Annie Halliday on 4th June, 1895, in Blythswood, Glasgow. She was born on 24th February, 1868, in Dysart, Fife, the daughter of John Halliday and Lucinda Syme.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow on 8th May, 1891. He was ordained in Monikie, Angus, as colleague and successor to Malcolm McIntyre, on 1st November, 1894. He received a call to the Presbyterian Church in Jersey, which was disposed of on 15th December, 1897.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Lucinda Halliday Scrymgeour born on 29th October, 1897, in Monikie, Angus. She married Archibald Gilchrist Paton – a Scottish architect. She died in 1979 in Balfron, Stirlingshire.

(2) William Scrymgeour born on 18th September, 1899, in St Helier, Jersey, Channel Isles. He is said to have lived in Southern Rhodesia.

(3) Marion Scrymgeour about 1901 in St Helier, Jersey, Channel Isles. She is said to have been a French teacher, and lived in Southern Rhodesia.

(4) Elspeth Scrymgeour born about 1903 in St Helier, Jersey, Channel Isles, and died about 1930.

(5) Annie Halliday Scrymgeour born on 28th February, 1905, in St Helier, Jersey, Channel Isles. She married Arthur Beavis in 1933 – a missionary to Papua, New Guinea. She died in May 1998 in Victoria, Australia.

Sources
Mackintosh

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 9th December, 1897, p.6


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SCRYMGEOUR, WILLIAM

Born at Edinburgh, 1823. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Linlithgow, 1854. Married, 1862, Marion Meek. Translated to Arbroath, Knox’s Church, 1867; and, 1873, to Bridgegate, Glasgow. Was for several years clerk of the Free Presbytery of Glasgow.

Publications.—Lessons on the Life of Christ (“Handbooks for Bible Classes”). Boston (Evangelical Succession Lectures; Third Series).


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.233

His son, Robert Scrymgeour, was a Free Church minister.

He served in Linlithgow, West Lothian; Knox’s, Arbroath; and Bridgegate, Glasgow.


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SELBIE, JOHN ALEXANDER, D.D.

Born, 1856. Son of following. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Birsay, 1882. Married, 1883, Margaret Mackenzie. Translated, 1896, to Maryculter.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.582

He was the son of William Selbie, a Free Church minister.

He served in Birsay, Orkney; and Maryculter, Kincardineshire.


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SELBIE, WILLIAM

Born at Maryculter, 1823. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Married, 1850, Helen Philip. Ordained at Maryculter, 1853. Died, 1895.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 10th and baptized on 29th November, 1823, in Maryculter, Kincardineshire, the son of John Selbie and Herries Wills. He was brought up in Keithhall, Aberdeenshire. He was brother of Rev George Selbie, for many years parochial schoolmaster of Chapel of Garioch.

Education
He went to Aberdeen to enter business but started studying for the ministry about 1843. In 1851 he was a teacher of English in Maryculter, Kincardineshire.

Marriage
He married Helen Philip on 13th June, 1850, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1852 and worked in Gamrie, Banffshire, before being ordained in Maryculter, Kincardineshire, on 13th October, 1853.

Death
He died on 4th December, 1895, in Maryculter, Kincardineshire, and was buried in the churchyard there. His wife died in 1907 in St Machar, Aberdeen.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Selbie born on 20th March and baptized on 20th April, 1851, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen.

(2) Barbara Helen Selbie born on 8th December, 1852, in Gamrie, Banffshire. She married David B. Munro in 1881 in Maryculter, Kincardineshire. She died on 16th November, 1889, at Orphan Hospital, Dean, Edinburgh.

(3) John Alexander Selbie born on 4th February, 1856, in Maryculter, Kincardineshire. He was a Free Church minister.

(4) Elizabeth Philip Selbie born on 12th October, 1857, in Maryculter, Kincardineshire. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1943 in Aled, Denbighshire, Wales.

(5) Mary Anne Selbie born on 31st August, 1859, in Maryculter, Kincardineshire. There is a death of a Mary Ann Selbie, born around 1860, registered in 1931, both in Aberdeen, and in Fettercairn, Kincardineshire.

(6) Horace Meyer Selbie born on 10th September, 1861, in Maryculter, Kincardineshire. He died there on 9th April, 1882.

(7) Margaret Selbie born on 27th December, 1864, in Maryculter, Kincardineshire. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1943 in Aled, Denbighshire, Wales.

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

The Aberdeen Journal, 19th October, 1853

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 19th November, 1889


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SELKIRK, JAMES

Born in Dumfries-shire, 1827. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Galashiels, 1862. Married, 1864, Elizabeth R. Ovens; and, 1872, Dora W. Burns. Translated, 1873, to the East Church, Aberdeen. Became senior minister, 1887.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.412

He served in Galashiels, Selkirkshire; and East, Aberdeen.


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SEMPLE, ROBERT

Born at Lesmahagow, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Ruthrieston, Aberdeen, 1872. Married, 1887, Mary Clark. For some years Mr. Semple was clerk of the Free Church Presbytery of Aberdeen.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.417

He served in Ruthrieston, Aberdeen.


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SHANKS, ROBERT, M.A.

Born at Partick, 1798. Studied at the University, Glasgow. After travelling on the Continent as a tutor, he was appointed agent of the Scottish Reformation Society, 1833. Ordained, 1837, at Buckie, Banffshire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1853, Mary Fulton. Became senior minister, 1874. Died, 1884.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.280

He served in Buckie, Banffshire.

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


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SHAW, ALEXANDER LAMONT

Born on the island of Jura, 1846. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Torosay and Salen, 1881. Married, the same year, Euphemia Hamilton. Died, 1889.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1846 in Jura, Argyll, the son of Hector Shaw, shoemaker, and Christina Lamont. As a young man he went to sea.

Education
He enrolled in Glasgow University in 1869 and in 1874 entered the Free Church Divinity Hall, Glasgow, and worked as a missionary in the Argyle congregation there.

Marriage
He married Euphemia Hamilton in March, 1881, in Symington, Ayrshire. She was born on 29th May and baptized on 14th June, 1849, in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, the daughter of Alexander Hamilton, teacher, and Christina Carmichael.

Ministry
He was licensed on 6th July, 1880, by the Free Presbytery of Dunoon. He was elected to Torosay and Salen, Isle of Mull, Argyll, on 8th November, 1881, and was ordained there shortly thereafter.

Death
After preaching to the fishermen in Lerwick, he took ill in the Free Church Manse in Lybster and died there on 22nd August, 1889. He was buried in Pennyfuir Cemetery in Oban, Argyll. His wife died in 1943 in Inverallan, Moray.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Christina Hamilton Shaw born on 19th January, 1884, in Torosay, Isle of Mull, Argyll. She graduated M.A. from Glasgow University in 1905.

(2) Hector Alexander Shaw born on 27th July, 1886, in Torosay, Isle of Mull, Argyll. He was a chaplain in WW1. He married Mary Scott Leiper in 1920 in Blythswood, Glasgow. In 1928 he was a minister in Narrogin, Williams District, Western Australia. A few years later he was minister in Parramatta, New South Wales. He died in 1955 in Macksville, New South Wales.

(3) Effie Hamilton Shaw born in 1888 in Torosay, Isle of Mull, Argyll. She died in 1971 in Inverness. She married Alexander Boyd in 1913 in Blythswood, Glasgow. She died in 1961 in Inverness.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Alexander Lamont Shaw.

The London Gazette, Issue 29888, p.109

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Government Gazette, Western Australia, January 27, 1928, p.141


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SHAW, CHARLES

Born at Perth, 1848. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kinghorn, 1880. Translated to St. Andrew’s, Dundee, 1886. Married, 1900, Catherine E. R. Ewing.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.387

He served in Kinghorn, Fife; and St. Andrew’s, Dundee.


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SHAW, DUGALD

Born at Carradale, 1810. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Laggan, 1848. Married, 1858, Margaret M’Laren. Died, 1890.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in 1810 in Carradale, Argyll, the son of John Shaw and Annabella Campbell.

Education
He attended the local parish school. He entered Glasgow University about 1828, where he studied both Arts and Divinity. During his divinity course he was employed as tutor in the families of gentlemen.

Marriage
He married Margaret MacLaren on 28th January, 1858, in Dunning, Perthshire. She was born on 10th August, 1820, in Dalkeith, Midlothian, the daughter of Duncan McLaren and Isabel Stewart. Her brother, Duncan MacLaren, was a Free Church minister.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Lochcarron. “Dugald Shaw, Muckairn, Lorne” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He preached in various places including in the Isle of Mull and in Muckairn, Argyll, and in Nottingham, England. He was ordained in Laggan, Inverness-shire, in 1848. In 1870 he published the memoirs of Miss Isabella Macfarlane.

Death
Three years prior to his death he was involved in a bus accident in Glasgow when he got off a bus before it came to a standstill and he never was the same again. He died on 15th October, 1890, in Laggan, Inverness-shire. His wife died there in 1867.

Family
They had issue including:

(1 – 2) Twin daughters still born on 9th January, 1860, at the Free Church Manse, Laggan, Inverness-shire.
(3) Isabella Stewart Shaw born on 2nd November, 1861, in Laggan, Inverness-shire. She married Murdo Mackenzie on 26th August, 1886, in Newington, Edinburgh. He was a Free Church minister.

(4) John Campbell Shaw born on 6th November, 1866, in Laggan, Inverness-shire.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Dugald Shaw.

The Caledonian Mercury and Daily Express, 13th January, 1860


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SHAW, ROBERT, D.D.

Born at Perth, 1795. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall of the Constitutional Associate Presbytery. Ordained at Whitburn, 1817. Married, 1820, Elizabeth Waddell. Was clerk of his Presbytery, and also clerk of the Original Secession Synod from 1834 till the union of 1852. Died, 1863.

Publications.—Exposition of the Westminster Confession of Faith. The New Theology Examined. Also several pamphlets and articles in the Presbyterian Review.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.540

He served in Whitburn, West Lothian.

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


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SHEARER, WILLIAM

Born at Forse, Caithness, 1835. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Swinton, Berwickshire, 1870. Was for many years clerk of the Free Church Synod of Merse and Teviotdale, and of the Presbytery of Duns and Chirnside.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.74

He served in Swinton, Berwickshire.


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SHEPHERD, ANDREW, M.A.

Born at Echt, 1855. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Chryston, 1881. Married, 1882, Jane Ann Rezin.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.206

He served in Chryston, Lanarkshire.


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SHEPHERD, GEORGE, M.A.

Born in the parish of Fordyce, 1793. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and Divinity Halls, Aberdeen and Glasgow. While a student he taught in the parish school at Kingussie. Ordained, 1817, to the Mission Church at Fort William. Translated, 1818, to Laggan. Married, 1819, Catherine Robertson. Translated, 1825, to the united parishes of Kingussie and Insh. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Being the only outgoing minister in Upper Strathspey, the pastoral care of the Free Church congregations in that wide district devolved upon him. Translated, 1852, to Elgin, South. Died, 1853.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.365

He served in Kingussie and Newtonmore, Inverness-shire; and South, Elgin, Moray.


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SHEPHERD, HENRY GEORGE, M.A.

Born at Dundee, 1849. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cambuslang, 1877. Married, 1878, Margaret Mansfield Robertson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.180

He served in Cambuslang, Glasgow.


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SHERWOOD, GEORGE, M.A.

Born at Perth, 1825. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Sheuchan, Presbytery of Stranraer, 1852. Married, 1857, Agnes Tough. Became senior minister, 1892.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.121

He served in Sheuchan, Wigtownshire.


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SHEWAN, JOHN

Born, 1821. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at North Berwick, 1850. Became senior minister, 1880. Died, 1893.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 27th January, 1822, in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, the son of Andrew Shewan, blacksmith, and Margaret Glegg. The family soon thereafter moved to Fetteresso, Kincardineshire.

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

Ministry
He was elected to North Berwick, East Lothian, on 10th October, 1850, and ordained there on 12th December, 1850. James Davidson was ordained there as his colleague and successor about the end of 1886.

Death
He died on 7th May, 1893, in North Berwick, East Lothian, and was buried on 10th May, 1893, in The Abbey Kirk there, Plot 1, 163.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.

Sources
Gleig

Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 16th December, 1850


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SHIACH, JAMES MACKISSACK, M.A.

Born at Elgin, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Dunfermline, Abbey, 1870. Married, 1871, Katherine E. Spence; and, 1886, Mary J. Booth. Became senior minister, 1889. He acted for some time as convener of the Sabbath Alliance.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 19th January and baptized on 16th February, 1845, in Elgin, Moray, the son of James Shiach, dentist, and Isabella McKissack.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Katherine Easton Spence on 6th July, 1871, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen. She was baptized on 4th May, 1846, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the daughter of Alexander Spence, Free Church minister, and Janet Simpson Gibb. As well as her father, her grand-father William Spence was a minister (see FES, Vol.6, p.127), and her brother, Alexander Easton Spence, was a Free Church minister; and her sister Mary Jane Spence married Robert Urquhart, a Free Church minister.

(2) Mary Jane Booth in 1886 in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was born on 28th October, 1833, and baptized on 28th May, 1834, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the daughter of Alexander Allan Booth, jeweller, and Jane Spence. This means that his second wife was a first cousin of his first wife: Jane Spence, the mother of Mary Jane Booth was a sister of Alexander Spence, the father of Katherine Easton Spence.

Ministry
He was ordained in Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, on 18th May, 1870. In 1889 he resigned his charge on account of ill health. In 1894, he was secretary of the Scottish Sabbath Alliance.

Death
He died in 1924 in Culross, Fife. His first wife died in 1885 in Dunfermline, Fife. His second wife died in 1906 in Portobello, Edinburgh.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) James Alexander Shiach born on 13th April, 1872, in Dunfermline, Fife. A James Alexander Shiach, born about 1872, died in 1940 in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire.

(2) Janet Isabella Shiach on 4th December, 1873, in Dunfermline, Fife. She died there in 1878.

(3) Katherine Mary Shiach born in 1875 in Dunfermline, Fife.

(4) Easton Spence Shiach born about 1880 in Dunfermline, Fife. There was a person of this name who married Isabel and had a family in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He died in 1958.

Sources
Winnipegfreepress

Myheritage

Glasgow Herald, 19th May, 1870

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 7th February, 1894


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SHIERS, GEORGE

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


Supplementary Information

George Shier

FUFC, p.221

He served in Makerstoun, Roxburghshire.


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SHILLINGLAW, JOSEPH, B.D.

Born in Lanarkshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Old Machar, Aberdeen, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.336

He served in Old Machar, Aberdeen.


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SHIREFFS, JOHN MILNE

Born at Belhelvie, 1837. After studying for a short time at Aberdeen Mr. Shireffs became a teacher at Fordoun, and afterwards in Herefordshire. He finished his arts course in the University, Edinburgh, and studied theology in the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Towie, 1867. Married, the same year, Elspeth Adam. Translated, 1878, to Martyrs’ Church, Lochgilphead. Died, 1887.


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Background
He was born about 1837 in Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire. He seems to have been brought up there by John Milne, shoemaker, and his wife, Catherine Sherriffs, and in 1851 he is described as a nephew to them. His surname is spelt Shirreffs in both his marriage and death records on Scotland’s People Index.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School. He attended firstly Aberdeen and later Edinburgh Universities and was a teacher between these two spells at University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1863-67.

Marriage
He married Elspeth Adam in 1867 in Fettercairn, Kincardineshire. She was baptized on 26th December, 1847, in Birse, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of James Adam, saw-miller, and Isabel Harper.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 31st July, 1867, He was ordained in Towie and Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, later that year; and translated to Lochgilphead, Argyll, as colleague and successor to Charles Neilson McCaig on 16th May, 1878.

Death
He died on 12th September, 1887, at the home of relatives in Mount Vernon, Glasgow. His wife died in 1932 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

Family
There is no evidence that they had any issue.

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


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SHOOLBRAID, JOHN

Born at Kennoway, 1796. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and Divinity Hall, United Associate Synod. Ordained, 1824, at Lochwinnoch. Resigned, 1841. Admitted to the Free Church, 1845. Settled at Mortlach, 1846. Became senior minister, 1874. Died, 1875.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 9th and baptized on 11th December, 1796, in Kennoway, Fife, the son of John Shoolbraid, wright, and Margaret Maxwell.

Education
He enrolled in the University of St Andrews, Fife, 1817-18. He studied in the Secession Hall.

Marriage
He married Janet Forsyth Cormie on 6th June, 1825, in Elgin, Moray. She was born on 22nd April and baptized on 4th May, 1801, in Elgin, Moray, the daughter of David Cormie, Baillie of Lochwinnoch and merchant, and Jean Morison.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Secession Church in 1823 and was settled in the Secession Church in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, the following year (see Small, History, Vol.2, p.539. In 1841 he resigned his charge on health grounds and settled in Elgin, Moray. On 12th November, 1844, he asked the Presbytery of the United Secession Church for a ministerial certificate as he wished to withdraw from the church. He identified himself with the Free Church and was settled in Mortlach, Banffshire, on 7th July, 1846. William Robertson Nicoll was ordained there as his colleague and successor in 1874.

Death
He died on 17th February, 1875, in Drainie, Moray. His wife died in 1870 in Mortlach, Banffshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jane Shoolbraid baptized on 3rd November, 1827, in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire. She died on 12th May, 1850, in Elgin, Moray.

(2) Margaret Shoolbraid baptized on 4th July, 1830, in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire. She died on 9th January, 1914, in Drainie, Moray.

(3) John Shoolbraid born on 4th June, 1832, in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire. He graduated M.D. from Aberdeen University in 1853 and gained his M.R.C.S. Eng. Qualification the same year. He settled in Aldershot, Hampshire, England, and was appointed later as Medical Officer of Health there. He married (i) Mary Margaret Payne on 24th October, 1861, in Southampton, Hampshire, England; and (ii) Ellen Heading Price on 9th January, 1868, in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1901 in Farnham, Surrey, England.

(4) David Shoolbraid born on 2nd August, 1834, in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire. He studied in Aberdeen University. He seems to have been a ship’s doctor. He died on 30th June, 1868.

(5) Georgina Shoolbraid born on 4th December, 1838, in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire. She died on 15th April, 1895, in Drainie, Moray.

Sources
The British Medical Journal, 7th September, 1901, p.654

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

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 11th June, 1825, p.376

The Aberdeen Journal, 4th December, 1844


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SIDDIE, THOMAS, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1842. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Braemar, 1871. Married, 1882, Marianne A. Cunyinghame.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.429

He served in Braemar, Aberdeenshire.


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SIEVEWRIGHT, JAMES, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born in Aberdeenshire, 1783. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1815, minister at Gateshead. Married, the same year, Jessie Mellis. Translated to Markinch, Fife, 1818. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. In 1847 Dr. Sievewright was Moderator of the General Assembly. Died, 1852.

Publications.—Memoir of Dr. Stewart of the Canongate, Edinburgh. Thoughts on Sanctification. A Protester’s Apology for Quitting the Established Church. Sermons. Posthumous.—Memorials of a Ministry.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.114

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

He served in Markinch, Fife.


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SIM, GUSTAVUS AIRD

Born at Ardullia, Foulis, in Ross-shire. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. After licence Mr. Sim acted as assistant to Dr. Wisely at Malta. On the retirement of the latter he was ordained minister at Malta, 1896. Appointed chaplain to H.M. Fleet at Malta.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.130

For family connections, see the Bayne Tree.


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SIM, WILLIAM ALEXANDER

Born at Scotsburn, Kilmuir, 1858. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at St. Stephen’s, Edinburgh, 1887. Married, 1888, Beatrice Maclaren. Translated, 1890, to Sale English Presbyterian Church, Manchester. Subsequently went abroad.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 25th August, 1858, in Logie Easter, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Henry Sim, farmer in Scotsburn there, and Helen Montgomery Ross. For family connections, see the Bayne Tree.

Education
He enrolled in the University of St Andrews, Fife, 1879-83.

Marriage
He was married to Beatrice Maclaren on 25th January, 1888, in Bonar Bridge, Sutherland, by Gustavus Aird. She was born on 1st July, 1859, in Fort William, Inverness-shire, the daughter of Daniel Stewart Maclaren, banker and procurator fiscal, and Marion Dudgeon Syme.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dornoch in June, 1887. He was elected to Ferryhill, Aberdeen, but chose rather St. Stephen’s, Edinburgh, where he was ordained on 15th December, 1887, as colleague and successor to Edward Anderson Thomson.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Marion Dudgeon Sim born on 5th April, 1889, at 85 Great King Street, Edinburgh.

Source
The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 16 December, 1887, p.6


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SIMPSON, ALEXANDER, B.A., B.Sc., F.G.S.

Born at Glasgow, 1841. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Free Church Normal School, studying for the teaching profession. Graduated at University, London, with honours. Studied at the Free Church College, Aberdeen, and taught in Free Church School, Rothiemay; also in Parochial School, Dyce. Ordained at Torry, 1879. Married, 1867, Eliza Roger Campbell. Translated to Cuninghame Free Church, Glasgow, 1885.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.218

He served in Torry, Aberdeen; and Cuninghame, Glasgow.


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SIMPSON, DAVID, M.A.

Born at Findhorn, 1795. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1823, at Burghead. Married, 1825, Jane Kinnaird. Translated to Trinity Church, Aberdeen, 1825. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1864. Died the same year.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.33

His nephew William Kinnaird Mitchellwrote his memoir. For some family connections, see the Shaw Tree.

He served in Trinity, Aberdeen.

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


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SIMPSON, DAVID

Born, 1818. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1846, at Dundonald. Retired, 1861. Died, 1899.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 26th November, 1818, in Redgorton, Perthshire, the son of James Simpson and Isabel Mather.

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

Ministry
He was ordained in Dundonald, Ayrshire, on 10th September, 1846.


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SIMPSON, DAVID

Born in County Down, 1826. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Hall of the Original Secession Church. Ordained at Brechin, 1851. Joined the Free Church, 1852. Translated to Laurencekirk, 1854. Married, 1861, Jane Thomas. Died, 1893, the last survivor of those who united with the Free Church in 1852.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.588

He served in Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire.

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


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SIMPSON, JAMES, M.A.

Born, 1814. Studied at the University, Glasgow. He signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained, 1844, at Abernethy, Perth. Died, 1856.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 8th and baptized on 15th January, 1815, in Airth, Stirlingshire, the son of John Simpson, farmer, and Ann Henry.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1829 and graduated M.A. in 1834.

Ministry
In 1841 he was serving as assistant minister in Firth and Stenness, Orkney. “James Simpson, Firth, Orkney” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in Abernethy, Perthshire, on 26th November, 1844.

Death
He died on 28th July, 1856, at the Free Church Manse, Abernethy, Perthshire.

Family
There is no evidence that he married.

Source
Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 2nd August, 1856


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SIMPSON, JAMES

Born at Kirkliston, 1838. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Monquhitter, 1867. Married, 1871, Ann Barclay.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.449

For some ministerial connections, see the Barclay Tree.

He served in Monquhitter, Aberdeenshire.


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SIMPSON, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1844. Brother of Rev. A. Simpson, Glasgow. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. After teaching at Dallas, Mr. Simpson took his theological course in the Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Port William, 1889. Died, 1900. [Vol. 2 says he was still alive at the union.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 11th April, 1844, in Barony, Glasgow, the son of James Simpson, house carpenter. As a teacher he served as an assistant in Millar’s Institute in Thurso, Caithness, and as school-master in Blacklew, Banffshire, and in Dallas, Moray.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1875 and studied in the Free Church College there.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Forres. He served as an assistant at New Deer, Aberdeenshire, and at John Knox Church, Glasgow, before being ordained to the ministry on 14th February, 1889 in Port William, Wigtownshire. He was for a time Clerk of Presbytery.

Death
He died on 31st January, 1900, and was buried in the Southern Necropolis in Glasgow.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.

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


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SIMPSON, JAMES ANDERSON

Born at Cullen, 1843. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Bonnethill, Dundee, 1872. Married, 1874, Isabella Macpherson; and, 1891, Isabella Mary Stewart. Died, 1899.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 31st December, 1843, in Cullen, Banffshire, the son of James Simpson, baker, and Nancy Anderson.

Education
He attended Cullen Grammar School, Banffshire. He studied at Aberdeen University and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1865-68.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Isabella MacPherson on 30th June, 1874, at Woodville Place, Dundee. She was born in Cullen, Banffshire. She was born in Cullen, Banffshire, on 7th and baptized on 28th May, 1838, the daughter of Donald MacPherson, road contractor, and Christian Fraser. Her brother was John Macpherson, the minister of Hilltown, to whom her husband had been assistant.

(2) Isabella Mary Stewart in 1891 in St Mary, Dundee. She was born about 1860 in East Prussia, the daughter of James Stewart, flax merchant, and his wife Isabella.

Ministry
He was converted in the 1859 revival under the preaching of Duncan Mathieson, a well known evangelist, and immediately began preaching himself, before being persuaded to study for the ministry. Having trained, he lost none of his evangelical enthusiasm. He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Fordyce on 16th June, 1869. He became assistant to John MacPherson, the minister of Hilltown Free Church, Dundee, and gathered a church – Bonnethill, Dundee, for which he had a building constructed, and over which he was ordained in 1872.

Death
He died at his manse in Dundee on 4th September, 1899. His first wife died in 1888 in Dundee. His second wife died in 1944 in Monifieth, Angus.

Family
There is no clear evidence that he had issue.

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

The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 3rd July, 1874


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SIMPSON, JAMES ROBERT

Born at Dublin, 1821. Studied at Queen’s College, Belfast, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Abbotshall, 1848. Became senior minister, 1858.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1821 in Ireland.

Education
A James Simpson enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1845-47.

Ministry
He served in Abbotshall, Kirkcaldy, Fife. In 1871 he was living in London – a Presbyterian minister. In 1891 he was also in London – a clergyman of the Free Church of Scotland, retired.

Family
There is no evidence that he married.


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SIMPSON, JAMES W., M.A.

Born at Brechin, 1820. Ordained at Glenisla, Forfarshire, 1850. Married, 1851, Mary Anne Clark. Died, 1866.


Supplementary Information

James Wilson Simpson

Background
He was born on 7th and baptized on 12th May, 1821, in Farnell, Angus, the son of John Simpson, blacksmith, and Anne Johnstone.

Marriage
He married Mary Ann Clark on 11th November, 1851, in Brechin, Angus; the marriage also being registered in Glenisla, Angus. She was born (or baptised) on 20th August, 1814, in Montrose, Angus, the daughter of James Clark, farm grieve, and Catherine Moir.

Ministry
He served in Glenisla, Angus.

Death
He died on 22nd July, 1886, at the Free Church Manse, Glenisla, Angus. His wife died on 12th February, 1904, at Islabank, Glenisla, Angus (Registration: 1904 290/ 1 Glenisla).

Family
There is no sign that they had issue.


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SIMPSON, JOHN

Born at Musselburgh, 1828. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Loanhead, 1858. Married, 1861, Eliza Newbigging. Translated to Roxburgh Church, Edinburgh, 1863 [Vol. 2 under Roxburgh says he was translated 1862.]. Died. 1872.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 4th September, 1828, in Musselburgh, Midlothian.

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

Marriage
He married Eliza Newbigging on 10th July, 1861, at Spittal, Penicuik, Midlothian. She was born on 3rd September, and baptized on 30th October, 1836, in St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. She was the daughter of Robert Newbigging, of Bellspool, Peebles-shire.

Ministry
He served for a time in Carlops and then, from April, 1856, in Loanhead, Midlothian, till he was ordained there in October, 1858. He was translated to Roxburgh, Edinburgh, on 25th June, 1863.

Death
He died on 6th April, 1872, in Newington, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Simpson born on 2nd May, 1862, at Hawthorn Villa, Lasswade, Midlothian.

(2) Alexander Tweedie Simpson born on 8th February, 1865, in St Giles, Edinburgh. He was a medical practitioner. He died on 30th October, 1940, in Leicester, England.

(3) Robert George Simpson born on 28th May, 1869, in Newington, Edinburgh.

Sources
THE LONDON GAZETTE, 14 FEBRUARY, 1941, p.935

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

Dundee Courier and Daily Argus, 13th July, 1861, p.1

The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 6th May, 1862


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SIMPSON, JOHN

Born at Campbell, Ross-shire. 1839. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Polmont, 1868. Married, the same year, Janet L. Gentle. Died, 1873.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 23rd March, 1840, in Fossoway and Tulliebole, Kinross, the son of Alexander Simpson, agricultural labourer, and Janet Morgan. They lived at Carnbo, there.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1861-65.

Marriage
He married Janet Lyell Gentle on 14th October, 1868, in Edinburgh. She was born on 26th May, 1839, in Fossoway and Tulliebole, Kinross-shire, the daughter of William Gentle, school master, and Janet Dowie.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Kinross, on 31st October, 1865. He was ordained in Polmont, Stirlingshire, on 18th February, 1868.

Death
He died in 1873 in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire. His wife died in 1917 in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Morgan Simpson born on 24th September, 1869, in Polmont, Stirlingshire. He married Annie Cecile Lorimer in 1902 in Moffat, Dumfries-shire. He was an Edinburgh solicitor, who founded a practice in Moffat. He died in 1937 in Morningside, Edinburgh. There is a memorial stone in Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh.

(2) Jessie Dowie Simpson born on 17th February, 1871, in Polmont, Stirlingshire. She died in 1952 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(3) Jane Ann Simpson born on 2nd September 1872, in Polmont, Stirlingshire.

(4) John William Simpson born on 2nd September, 1872, in Polmont, Stirlingshire. He married Margaret Lockhart Mitchell in 1912 in Campbeltown, Argyll. He died in 1921 in St Andrew, Edinburgh. There is a memorial stone in Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh.

Sources
Gravestonephotos

Am-simpson


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SIMPSON, JOHN, M.A.

Born in Lanarkshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Blair Atholl, 1899. Married, the same year, Jane Mackenzie.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.251

He served in Blair Atholl and Struan, Perthshire.


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SIMPSON, PATRICK CARNEGIE, D.D.

Born at Belfast, Victoria. Son of Rev. P. Simpson. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Married, 1894, Agnes Schmalz. Ordained at Wallington, Surrey, 1895. Translated to Renfield Church, Glasgow, 1899.

Publication.—The Fact of Christ.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.243

He served in Renfield, Glasgow.

For family connections, see the Calder Mackintosh Tree.


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SIMPSON, ROBERT, D.D. (King’s College, Aberdeen)

Born at Brechin, 1791. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, Divinity Halls, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Became assistant at both the East and West Churches, Aberdeen. Subsequently was headmaster of Gordon’s Hospital, and Murray Lecturer in King’s College, Aberdeen. Appointed, 1831, Joint-Professor of Hebrew in Marischal College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Kintore, 1833. Married, the same year, Harriet Mary Brown. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Was clerk of the Free Synod of Aberdeen. Became senior minister, 1866. Died, 1870.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.170

He served in Kintore. Aberdeenshire.

For further connections, see the Balfour Tree.

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


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SIMPSON, ROBERT STEPHENSON, M.A., D.D.

Born at Belfast, Victoria, 1861. Son of Rev. P. Simpson and brother of Dr. P. C. Simpson. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Was assistant to the Professor of Logic and Metaphysics. Ordained at Turriff, 1890. Married, the same year, Alexandra Mackintosh. Translated to Edinburgh, High, 1896.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.11

He served in Turriff, Aberdeenshire; and High, Edinburgh.

For family connections, see the Calder Mackintosh Tree.


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SIMPSON, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Dundee, 1786. Ordained at Arbroath, 1813. Translated to Dairsie, and thereafter to Leith Wynd, Edinburgh, 1824. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. After the Disruption Mr. Simpson retired from active work. Died, 1858.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.185

He served in Tron, Edinburgh.


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SIMPSON, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Maryhill, 1866. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Penpont, West, 1893.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.220

He served in Penpont—West, Dumfries-shire.


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SIMPSON, WILLIAM

Born in Midlothian. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ratho, 1899.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.166

He served in Ratho and Kirknewton, Midlothian.


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SIMSON, DAVID

Born at Tulliallan, 1801. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall, Aberdeen. Ordained at Oyne, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1871.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.179

He served in Oyne, Aberdeenshire.

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


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SIMSON, HENRY

Born at Tulliallan, 1788. Ordained at Chapel of Garioch, 1817. Married, 1824, Mary Shepherd. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1850.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.152

He served in Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire.


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SINCLAIR, ALLAN, M.A.

Born at Glenmoriston, 1821. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kenmore, 1846. Married, 1852, Sarah Fraser. Died, 1888.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 9th March, 1821, in Glenmoriston, Inverness-shire, the son of Robert Sinclair, farmer, and Mary McDonald. For some family connections, see the Shaw Tree.

Education
His father moved to Glenurquhart, Inverness-shire, and it was the parish school there that he attended. Later he attended Elgin Academy, Moray. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-45.

Marriage
He married Sarah Emily Fraser on 1st February, 1852, in Dunoon and Kilmun, Argyll. She was born about 1826 in New Jersey, USA. Everything seems to indicate that she was the daughter of Alexander Garden Fraser, clergyman, and Frances Webb. She was therefore the brother of Alexander Garden Fraser, a Free Church minister.

Ministry
He was ordained in Kenmore, Perthshire, on 19th March, 1846. He translated religious literature into Gaelic and Gaelic poetry into English and he was a candidate for the Chair of Celtic at Edinburgh University in 1882.

Death
He died on 8th June, 1888, at the Free Church Manse, Kenmore, Perthshire. His wife died on 25th February, 1915, in Corstorphine, Edinburgh. She was buried in Kenmore on 1st March.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Robert Hamilton Sinclair born on 19th February and baptized on 27th March, 1853, in Kenmore, Perthshire. He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1874. He was in the Ceylon Civil Service. He drowned while bathing in the Lake of Kandy, Ceylon, on 27th April, 1886.

(2) John Campbell Sinclair born on 20th June, 1856, in Kenmore, Perthshire. He died there the following year.

(3) Fanny Maria Sinclair born on 12th April, 1858, in Kenmore, Perthshire. She died there that same year.

(4) Alexander Garden Sinclair born on 20th April, 1859, in Kenmore, Perthshire. He was studying at Aberdeen University but gave up his studies there to pursue art in Edinburgh. He became a painter. He married Louisa Hope Stevenson on 17th October, 1905, in Cramond, Edinburgh. He died on 12th June, 1930, at 18 Ann Street, Edinburgh. There is a memorial in Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh.

(5) Caroline Flora Fraser Sinclair born on 25th March, 1861, in Kenmore, Perthshire.

(6) Mary Francis Sinclair born on 5th September, 1863, in Kenmore, Perthshire.

(7) Allan John Leslie Sinclair born on 6th July, 1865, in Kenmore, Perthshire. He died in 1952 in Dumfries.

(8) George Edward Sinclair born on 2nd February, 1867, in Kenmore, Perthshire. He died there later that month.

(9) Arthur Henry Havens Sinclair born on 3rd February, 1868, in Kenmore, Perthshire. He married Mabel Kennedy Tod in 1898 in Newington, Edinburgh. He was an ophthalmic surgeon. He died in 1962 in Haymarket, Edinburgh.

Sources
The Free Church of Scotland Monthly, September 1, 1888, Obituary

Gravestonephotos

Fivenine

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 4th December, 1882

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 19th February, 1867

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 27th February, 1915, p.16


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SINCLAIR, ARCHIBALD

Ordained at Walls and Sandness, Shetland, 1833. Resigned, 1840, and became morning lecturer in Edinburgh. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. After the Disruption Mr. Sinclair went for a few years to Canada, and for a short time laboured in Shetland; finally he returned to Edinburgh, and died there, 1867. Married Jessie Gifford.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.318

FES, Vol.7, p.660

This says that he was minister in charge of St Andrew’s, Newfoundland, in 1847-48.

His two brothers, David Sinclair and William Sinclair, were both Free Church ministers.


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SINCLAIR, COLIN

Born at Melvich, Sutherlandshire, 1828. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Aberdeen, Gaelic, 1857. Married, 1858, Catherine Finlayson. Translated to Invergordon, 1862.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.483

He had a sister Barbara Sinclair. She probably married John MacDonald, a Free Church minister.

Another sister Mary Innes Sinclair married Thomas Fraser, a Free Church minister.

His daughter Jane Sinclair married Alexander Miller.

His wife Catherine Finlayson was the daughter of Robert Finlayson, a Free Church minister.

His daughter Lillias Finlayson Sinclair married successively John Falconer and William MacDonald, both Free Church ministers.

He served in St. Columba’s, Spring Gardens, Aberdeen; and Invergordon, Ross and Cromarty.


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SINCLAIR, COLIN

Born at Portskina, Sutherlandshire, 1852. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lybster, 1882. Married, 1883, Christina Anderson. Translated to Kirkhill, 1885. Resigned, 1897, and went to Canada.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 5th September, 1852, in Portskerra, Strathy, Sutherland, the son of William Sinclair, carpenter, and his wife Jane.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1877-81.

Marriage
He married Christina Anderson in 1883 in St George, Edinburgh. She was born on 22nd January, 1857, in Fortingall, Perthshire, the daughter of James Anderson, farmer, and Elizabeth Fisher.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Tain on 16th May, 1881. He was ordained in Lybster, Caithness. He was elected to the Greenock Gaelic congregation in March, 1885, but decided in favour of a translation to Kirkhill, Inverness-shire, to which he had been elected on 23rd March, 1885. He was inducted there on 19th May that year. By 1901 he was a Presbyterian minister in Bruce West, Ontario, Canada.

Death
He died before 1911.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Alexander Sinclair born on 21st March, 1884, in Latheron, Caithness.

(2) Elizabeth Fisher Sinclair born on 26th August, 1885, in Kirkhill, Inverness-shire. She died in 1976.

(3) James Leonard A. Sinclair born on 11th April, 1887, in Kirkhill, Inverness-shire.

(4) Donald Alexander Sinclair born on 8th January, 1889, in Kirkhill, Inverness-shire. He married Elsie Jane Gertrude Blake on 26th April, 1921, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was then a clerk, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

(5) Peter (Patrick) Alexander Sinclair born on 21st June, 1890, in Kirkhill, Inverness-shire. He married Ida Florence Mulholland on 24th September, 1913, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

(6) George F. Sinclair born on 12th July, 1895, in Canada.

(7) Robert C. Sinclair born on 9th February, 1900, in Canada.

Sources
Genealogy

Rootsweb

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 20th May, 1885


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SINCLAIR, DAVID

Licensed by the Presbytery of Edinburgh in 1847. Ordained missionary to Calcutta, 1848. Married, the same year, Ann Clark. Died, 1852.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 21st March, 1822, in Edinburgh, the son of Malcolm Sinclair, cabinet maker, and Mary Steel. His two brothers Archibald Sinclair and William Sinclair were both Free Church ministers.

Marriage
He married Anne Clark on 24th August, 1848, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She was born about 1825 in Edinburgh.

Ministry
He was ordained as a missionary to India on 6th June, 1848, in Free St George’s, Edinburgh, Rev. W.K. Tweedie being the presiding minister

Death
He died on 29th December, 1852, in Calcutta, India, at the age of 30 years and nine months. His widow thereafter married David Anderson, with whom she had a daughter Margaret Helen Anderson. Anne Clerk or Sinclair or Anderson died in 1903 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Malcolm Edward Sinclair born about 1850 in India. He married Flora McFadyen on 5th October, 1882, in Glasgow. He was then in command of S.S. Sandringham.

(2) Mary Sinclair born about 1852 in India. She died on 29th June, 1919, at 19 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh. She was buried at Preston Street Burying Ground on 3rd July, 1919.

Sources
Archive

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 7th June, 1848, p.3; 23rd February, 1853, p.2; 2nd July, 1919, p.12

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 9th October, 1882


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SINCLAIR, GEORGE

Born at Dunbeath, Caithness, 1855. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1885, at Broxburn. Married, 1886, Louisa Agnes Griffin. Translated, 1899, to Queen’s Cross, Glasgow.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.62

He served in Broxburn, West Lothian; and Queen’s Cross, Glasgow.


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SINCLAIR, JOHN

Born at Brabster, Canisbay, 1801. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1837, to the Mission charge at Bruan. Received as a minister of the Free Church at the Disruption. Married Dorothea Wilson. Died, August 1843.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 21st and baptized on 30th August, 1801, in Canisbay, Caithness, the son of John Sinclair and Ann Couper. He was for a time assistant teacher in the parish school of Bower. Then he ran his own school in Thurso, Caithness; and South Ronaldshay, Orkney. He was then appointed to the parish school of Latheron, Caithness.

Marriage
He married Dorothea Wilson on 17th July, 1839, the marriage being recorded in both Thurso and Latheron, Caithness.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Caithness in 1837. He served in Bruan, Caithness.

Death
He died in Bruan, Caithness on 22nd August 1843, and was buried in the graveyard there. A memorial was erected, inscribed as follows:

To the Memory of
THE REV. JOHN SINCLAIR,
Late Minister of the Free Church, Bruan,
Who died 22nd Aug., 1843, Aged 42 Years
_____________________
He was a burning and shining light;
of eminent gifts and grace, deep experience, and holy life;
powerful, zealous, and spiritual
as a preacher and minister of the word;
faithful, affectionate, and beloved as a relative, friend, and pastor.
_____________________

The people of his charge, while erecting this tribute to his memory,
desire to give all the glory to Him to whom it pertains.
Rom. 5:12-15.

A Dorothea Wilson or Sinclair died in 1855 in Warriston, Edinburgh, born about 1815, her mother’s maiden name being Sinclair.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Anna Sinclair born on 29th April and baptized on 10th May, 1840, in Latheron, Caithness.

(2) Margaret Sinclair born on 13th and baptized on 22nd July, 1841, in Latheron, Caithness. She attended school in Edinburgh. married Alexander Rose Munro, a Free Church minister, in 1867. After the death of her husband she returned to Edinburgh where she died on 19th July, 1920.

(3) John Sinclair born 6th and baptized on 21st November, 1843, in Latheron, Caithness. He was a Free Church minister.

Sources
Fpchurch

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 20th July, 1920, p.4


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SINCLAIR, JOHN

Born in Caithness, 1842. Son of Rev. J. Sinclair, Bruan. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Grangemouth, 1869. Married, 1871, Elizabeth Greig Mackay. Translated, 1880, to St. Bernard’s, Edinburgh. Resigned, 1884. Was member of Parliament for Ayr Burghs from 1888 to 1890.

Publications.—Heather Bells. Sabbath Lessons from Westminister. Tales from the North. The Church on the Sea.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 6th and baptized on 21st November, 1843, in Latheron, Caithness, the son of John Sinclair, minister, and Dorothea Wilson. His sister, Margaret Sinclair married Alexander Rose Munro, a Free Church minister. His cousin, John Sinclair, was also a Free Church minister.

Education
He was educated at Edinburgh High School and Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1863-67.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Greig Mackay on 11th October, 1871, in Falkirk, Stirlingshire. She was born about 1851 in Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, the daughter of George Gray Mackay, coalmaster, and Elizabeth Ann Oliphant Taylor.

Ministry
He was probably licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dingwall on 7th August, 1867. He was ordained in Grangemouth— Charing Cross, Stirlingshire, on 25th June, 1869. In 1876, he was elected to Barony, Glasgow, and in 1878, to High, Elgin, but he remained in Grangemouth. He was translated to St. Bernard’s, Edinburgh, on 30th September, 1880. His resignation from this charge – on health grounds – was accepted at a private meeting of Presbytery on 6th August, 1884. He moved back to Grangemouth and was engaged in literary pursuits. In 1887 he presented 100 books to the Grangemouth Free Library.

Other
He entered the House of Commons as a Liberal M.P. on 15th June, 1888, and left it on 24th March, 1890.

Death
He died on 7th January, 1892, at his home in Canal Street, Grangemouth. His wife died in 1934 in Haymarket, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Elizabeth Ann Sinclair born on 26th May, 1873, in Falkirk, Stirlingshire.

Sources
Wikipedia

Leighrayment

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 14 September, 1887, p.9; 20th July, 1920, p.4

The Graphic, London, England, 30th June, 1888

Glasgow Herald, 8th January, 1892


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SINCLAIR, JOHN, D.D. (U.S.A.)

Born in Caithness, 1847. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Bowden, 1879. Resigned, 1890, and went to America, where he became minister of the first Presbyterian Church, St. Paul’s, Minnesota.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1847 in Canisbay, Caithness, the son of Alexander Sinclair, farmer, and his wife Helen. He was nephew of John Sinclair, minister of Bruan; and cousin of John Sinclair, minister of St Bernard’s, Edinburgh.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1873-78.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh, on 31st July, 1878. He was assitant to Thomas Main, Edinburgh, before being ordained in Bowden, Roxburghshire, on 3oth January, 1879. He supplied the pulpit of the First Presbyterian Church at Redwood Falls, Minnesota, USA, for six months and received a unanimous call there in the spring of 1892. He resigned in January, 1898, and became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of St Paul’s, Minnesota. He then moved to Brookline, Massachusetts, USA, in 1903.

Other
He was said to have a right to the title and estates of the Earl of Caithness. A newspaper report of July, 1897, stated that he had found conclusive proof of this and that he would make a claim shortly thereafter.

Source
Genealogytrails

Boston Evening Transcript – Sep 21, 1903, p.11

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 4th November, 1880; 7th July, 1897


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SINCLAIR, WILLIAM

Born at Edinburgh, 1811. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Became assistant at St. Paul’s, Edinburgh, and after the Disruption he laboured at Ellon. Ordained, 1843, at Grange. Married, 1844, Margaret Fraser. Translated, 1845, to Kirkwall. Became senior minister, and died, 1874.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 21st March, 1811, in Edinburgh, the son of Malcolm Sinclair, cabinet maker, and Mary Steel. His brothers Archibald Sinclair and David Sinclair were both Free Church ministers.

Education
He received his education first at Heriot’s Hospital and the High School, Edinburgh; then at the Edinburgh School of Arts and Edinburgh University.

Marriage
He married Margaret Fraser in May, 1844, the marriage being recorded in Grange, Banffshire, and Huntly, Aberdeenshire. She was baptized on 24th June, 1825, in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of Robert Fraser and Elizabeth Robb, baker.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Edinburgh in December, 1837. He became assistant at St Paul’s, Edinburgh, and at Alloa, Clackmannanshire. He also ministered in Huntly, where he lodged in the home of his wife to be, and Ellon, Aberdeenshire. He was ordained in Grange, Banffshire; and was translated to Kirkwall, Orkney, on 11th December, 1845, in response to a call signed by 535 members and adherents. James Stuart was ordained there as his colleague and successor on 2nd July, 1868.

Death
He died on 20th March, 1874, in Kirkwall, Orkney. A Margaret Sinclair or Fraser died in 1883 in Newington, Edinburgh, having been born about 1825.

Family
He left a widow, three sons and a daughter.

They had issue including:

(1) Eliza Fraser Sinclair born on 3rd and baptized on 11th December, 1845, in Kirkwall and St. Ola, Orkney. She died there in 1863.

(2) Malcolm John Sinclair born on 22nd and baptized on 29th September, 1847, in Kirkwall and St. Ola, Orkney.

(3) Robert Fraser Robb Sinclair born on 5th and baptized on 16th March, 1851, in Kirkwall and St. Ola, Orkney. He died in 1904 in Partick, Glasgow.

(4) Mary Sinclair born on 28th February, and baptized on 23rd April, 1853, in Kirkwall and St. Ola, Orkney.

(5) Margaret Sinclair born on 13th May, 1855, in Kirkwall and St. Ola, Orkney. She died there in 1866.

(6) William James Sinclair born on 6th December, 1857, in Kirkwall and St. Ola, Orkney.

(7) George Thomas Sinclair born on 10th June, 1864, in Kirkwall and St. Ola, Orkney. He married Marion (Minnie) McEwen of 12 Woodburn Terrace, Edinburgh, at St George’s Church, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, on 5th July, 1887, when he had the degrees M.B., C.M. Edin., and was of Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devonshire, England.

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

The Aberdeen Journal, 22nd October, 1845

Glasgow Herald, 7th July, 1887


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SINCLAIR, WILLIAM

Born at Beauly, 1824. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Plockton, 1850. Married, 1853, Elizabeth Ross. Was for many years clerk both of his Presbytery and of his Synod. Died, 1899.


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Background
He was born on 17th March, 1824, at Bridgend, Kilmorack, the home of his maternal grandparents, Inverness-shire, the son of Alexander Sinclair, tenant in Bunchrew, and Barbara Fraser, daughter of Simon Fraser.

Education
He went to school in Inverness and then attended the University of Aberdeen from 1840, taking his M.A. degree in 1844. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-48.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Ross on 9th October, 1853, in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty. She was born on 19th September, 1828, in Lochbroom, Ross and Cromarty, the daughter of Thomas Ross, parish minister, and Jane Mackenzie. For Thomas Ross see FES, Vol.7, p.158.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 28th February, 1849. On 2nd October, 1850, he was ordained in Plockton, Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty. He served as Presbytery Clerk from 1851 and as Synod Clerk from 1878 till his death.

Death
He died on 2nd November, 1899, in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty. His wife died there in 1858.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Fraser Alexander Hugh Sinclair born in 1855 in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty.

(2) Elizabeth Jean Ross Sinclair born on 17th March, 1858, in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty. She died in 1897 in Abottshall, Fife.

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


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SKENE, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Bridge of Dee, 1849. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tongland, 1874. Married, the same year, Ann Lewis. Translated, 1877, to Canonbury, London; to Glasgow, Union, 1879; and to Melbourne, Cairns’ Memorial, 1890.


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Background
He was born about 1849 in Bridge of Dee, Kirkcudbrightshire. He is said to have been the son of Janet Skene and David Rain.

Education
He is said to have attended Kirkcudbright Academy and the Free Church High School in Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire. Certainly in 1861 he was lodging in Anwoth and was a scholar. There is no record of him enrolling in New College, Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married Ann Lewis in the 4th quarter of 1874 in Warwick, England. She was baptized on 12th June, 1842, in Solihull, Warwickshire, England, the daughter of George Hands Lewis and Mary Hall.

Ministry
He was ordained in Tongland and Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire, in 1874. He was translated to Trinity Church, Canonbury, London, England in 1877 and he was translated to Union, Glasgow, on 18th December, 1879, and remained there till 1890. He left for Australia on R.M.S. Oceana on 3rd October, 1890. In the Presbyterian Church of Victoria, he served in Cairns’ Memorial, East Melbourne, from 20th November, 1890, till 16th June, 1898; St George’s, East St Kilda, from 14th July, 1898, till 1904. He was Professor in their Theological Hall 1904-22. He was Moderator of the Church in Victoria in 1909.

Death
He died on 25th July, 1929. His parents’ names are not given in his death record.

Sources
Rootsweb

Glasgow Herald, 17th September, 1890


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SKENE, ALEXANDER LESLIE, M.A.

Born, 1864. Son of Rev. J. Skene, Dundee. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Bower, Caithness-shire, 1892. Married, 1900, Agnes Coutts.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.514

He served in Bower, Caithness.

He was the son of John Skene, a Free Church minister.


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SKENE, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1818. Studied at Marischal and King’s Colleges, Aberdeen. Licensed by the Presbytery of Aberdeen, 1843, immediately before the Disruption, he became Sabbath evening lecturer in Gilcomston, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1847, at Wallacetown, Dundee. Married, 1862, Augusta B. M’Ritchie. Became senior minister, 1877. Died, 1892.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 7th August, 1818, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the son of Andrew Skene and Christian Watt.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School and entered Aberdeen University in 1832 and graduated M.A. in April, 1836.

Marriage
He married Augusta Bruce McRitchie on 9th September, 1862, in Perth. She was born on 10th February and baptized on 3rd March, 1833, in Dundee, the daughter of David McRitchie, wright, and Margaret McInroy.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Aberdeen in May, 1843, two weeks before the Disruption. He was appointed Sabbath evening lecturer in Gilcomston Free Church, and engaged in other service until ordained to Baxter Park, Wallacetown, Dundee, on 10th November, 1847. Because of failing health, he retired in 1877. James Fenton was inducted there as his colleague and successor in response to a call signed by 149 members and 37 adherents on 25th October, 1877.

Death
He died on 26th January, 1892, at his home, 6 King’s Crescent, Aberdeen. His wife died in 1902 in St Machar, Aberdeen.

Family
They had issue including:
(1) Alexander Leslie Skene born about 1864 in Dundee. He became a Free Church minister.

(2) Augusta Skene born on 23rd December, 1870, in Dundee. She died in Aberdeen in 1937.

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

The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 26th October, 1877

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 28th January, 1892; 8th February, 1892


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SKINNER, JOHN, D.D.

Born at Inverurie, 1851. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Fergus, 1880. Married, 1885, Jessie E. Niven. Translated, 1886, to Kelso. Appointed Professor of Hebrew in the English Presbyterian Church College, London, 1890.

Publications.—The Book of the Prophet Isaiah with Introduction and Notes (“Cambridge Bible”). Ezekiel (“The Expositor’s Bible”).


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 18th July and baptized on 3rd August, 1851, in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, the son of James Skinner, merchant, and Agnes Niven.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1876 and was awarded a D.D. degree in 1895 by Aberdeen University and in 1920 by Oxford University, England.

Marriage
He married Jessie Elizabeth Coutts Niven in 1885 in St Nicholas, Aberdeen. She was born on 6th October, 1859, and baptized on 3rd February, 1860, in Echt, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of James Niven, miller and grain merchant, and Margaret Coutts.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Elgin, on 28th June, 1880. He was ordained in St. Fergus, Aberdeenshire, on 9th September, 1880; and was translated to North, Kelso, Roxburghshire, in 1886. In 1891 he was living in Christchurch, Hornsey, Middlesex, England, and was a professor of Hebrew in the Presbyterian College. In 1901 he was living in Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, and was a literary scholar, working from home. But in fact the Presbyterian College had removed to Cambridge, England, as Westminster College, and he became Principal of it in 1908. He was Moderator of the English Presbyterian Church in 1914.

Death
He died in the first quarter of 1925 in Cambridge, England. His wife died there in the first quarter of 1928.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Source
Otago Daily Times, Issue 15962, 3 January 1914, Page 7


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SKINNER, JOHN MATHIESON, M.A.

Born in the parish of Forgue, 1853. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1884, at Old Deer. Married, 1889, Emily J. Smith. In 1897 the congregation of Old Deer was united with the neighbouring United Presbyterian congregation of Stewartfield, and Mr. Skinner became a minister of the United Presbyterian Church.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.443

He served in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire.


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SKINNER, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Inverurie, 1859. Ordained, 1884, missionary to Madras. Married, 1892, Helen R. Niven.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.544


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SKINNER, WILLIAM CUMMING, M.A.

Born in Ross-shire. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kinloss, 1900.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.384

He served in Kinloss, Moray.


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SLOAN, JOHN MORISON, M.A.

Born at Stairaird, Ayrshire, 1835. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh; also at Erlangen. Ordained at Dalkeith, 1864. Married, the same year, Isabella S. Galbraith. Translated, 1868, to Aberdeen, South; 1878, to Glasgow, Anderston; and, 1887, to Edinburgh, Grange.


Supplementary Information

John Morrison Sloan

FUFC, p.9

He served in Dalkeith, Midlothian; South, Aberdeen; Anderston, Glasgow ; and Grange, Edinburgh.


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SMALL, JAMES G.

Born at Edinburgh, 1817. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Bervie, 1847. Married, 1866, Jane M. Anderson. Became senior minister, 1883. Died, 1888.

Publications.—The Highlands and other Poems. Songs of the Vineyards. Posthumous.—The Battle of Langside and other Poems.


Supplementary Information

James Grindlay Small

Background
He was born on 6th February, 1817, in Edinburgh, the son of George Small and Elizabeth Grindlay. His father was a city magistrate.

Education
He attended the High School, Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married Jane Margaret Anderson on 14th February, 1865, in Edinburgh. She was baptized on 8th July, 1836, in Edinburgh, the daughter of John Anderson, bookseller, and Agnes Grindlay.

Ministry
“James G. Small, Edinburgh” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in Bervie, Kincardineshire. On 18th October, 1883, Alexander Whyte was inducted there as his colleague and successor. He was clerk of his Presbytery for many years. He was known as a poet and the writer of religious hymns.

Death
He retired to Renfrew and died at 5 Houston Terrace there on 11th February, 1888. His wife died on 24th January, 1911, in Portobello, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) George Graham Small born on 31st August, 1866, in Bervie, Kincardineshire. He lived in Johannesburg, Transvaal.

(2) Agnes Grindlay Small born on 15th November, 1867, in Bervie, Kincardineshire. She married John Malcolm in 1912 in Portobello, Edinburgh. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1938 in Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England.

(3) Elizabeth Christina Small born on 22nd September, 1869, in Bervie, Kincardineshire. She died on 27th March, 1945, in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(4) James John Small born on 17th April, 1871, in Bervie, Kincardineshire. He married Ruth Ayliffe in the 4th quarter of 1907 in St Giles, London, England. He died on 30th October,1932, in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England.

(5) Adam Hugh Small born on 12th April, 1872, in Bervie, Kincardineshire. He was a marine engineer. He died on 25th May, 1925, in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England.

Source
The Free Church of Scotland Monthly, December 1, 1888, Obituary


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SMALL, JOHN

Born at Arbroath, 1833. Studied at the Educational Institute, Arbroath, and Moray House, Edinburgh. Married, 1856, Nathena Hunter. Appointed missionary teacher at Poona, 1863. Ordained, 1869. From 1870 to 1874 Mr. Small was employed in the Missionary College at Bombay. Died, 1899.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in 1833 in Arbroath, Angus, the son of William Small, flax-dresser, and Isabella Watt.

Education
He trained to be a teacher in the Free Church Normal School, Moray House, Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married Nathina Hunter on 27th August, 1856, in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire. She was baptized on 15th June, 1823, in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, the daughter of Nathan Hunter, watch-maker, and Jean Murray.

Ministry
He became a teacher in the Regent Square Congregational School, London, England, and then in the Free Church School at Redding near Polmont, Stirlingshire. He moved to Aberuthven, Perthshire. He volunteered to teach in Poona. In 1869 he was ordained by the Presbytery of Bombay. For a time he was attached to the Bombay College. But the major part of his time was spent in Poona.

Death
He died on 9th May, 1899, at Mahableshwar, on the hills of Western India.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Ann Hunter Small born on 26th December, 1857, in Polmont, Stirlingshire. She was a missionary and educationist. She was a Free Church missionary to India, working in Chindwara and Poona. In 1892 she returned to Scotland on health grounds and started a Women’s Missionary Institute (later St Colm’s College) in Edinburgh. She died in 1945.

(2) Isabella Watt Small born on 20th November, 1860, in Auchterarder, Perthshire. She died there the following year.

(3) Jane Murray Small born on 20th November, 1860, in Auchterarder, Perthshire. She was a Free Church missionary in India. She died on 21st May, 1934, at Chhindwara, India. She was buried in Nagpur, India.

(4) Isabella Small born on 5th January, 1864, in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire. She was also a Free Church missionary to India and married a Scottish missionary: James Cunningham Mackay. For some ministerial connections, see the Thomson Tree.

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

Oxforddnb

Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, Ed. Nigel M. de S. Cameron, T. & T. Clark, Edinburgh, 1993, p.779

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 20th May, 1899, p.8; 23rd May, 1934, p.20


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SMEATON, GEORGE, D.D. (Edinburgh)

Born in Berwickshire, 1814. Studied at Edinburgh University and Theological Hall. Was ordained at Morningside, Edinburgh, then a small village, early in 1839, Dr. Chalmers being one of his elders. Towards the close of 1840 he was presented to the parish of Falkland by Mr. Tyndall Bruce, and the same year married Janet, daughter of Rev. W. Goold, Edinburgh. He signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission, and after the Disruption was translated to Auchterarder Free Church in 1843. Appointed in 1853 [Vol. 2 says he was in Auchterarder till 1854.] Professor of Divinity in the Free Church College, Aberdeen, and in 1857 transferred to the New College, Edinburgh, as Professor of New Testament Exegesis. As is shown in the Life of James Halley, Dr. Smeaton was regarded by Chalmers and others as one of the most accomplished Greek scholars of his time, and as early as 1845 he was one of the pioneers in directing attention to German and Dutch theology. He succeeded Dr. Cunningham as editor of the British and Foreign Evangelical Review. Professor Smeaton had a quite exceptional acquaintance with patristic and mediaeval writers. He died in 1889.

Publications.—Doctrine and Spiritual Life. Basis of Christian Doctrine. The Doctrine of the Atonement as Taught by Christ Himself. The Doctrine of the Atonement as Taught by the Apostles. The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (Cunningham Lectures).


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.154

He served in Falkland, Fife; and Auchterarder, Perthshire.

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


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SMELLIE, ANDREW

Born, 1820. Son of Rev. James Smellie. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Deerness, 1846. Married, 1850, Margaret Weir. Died, 1851.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 3rd December, 1820, in St Andrews, Orkney, the son of James Smellie, who became a Free Church minister, and Margaret Spence.

His brother, George Smellie, was a minister – see FES, Vol.7, p.265. This George married Margaret Lendrum Logie, the daughter of William Logie, minister of Kirkwall, Orkney – see FES, Vol.7, p.224. George’s brother-in-law, William Logie, was minister of Dirleton, East Lothian – see FES, Vol.1, p.362. Pursuing these links reveals other ministerial connections. Note that FES says that George Smellie became a Free Church minister, while Ewing does not mention him.

His brother Archibald Smellie was a Free Church minister.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-44.

Marriage
He married Margaret Weir. She was born about 1829 in Gibraltar.

Ministry
He was ordained in Deerness, Orkney, on 24th September, 1846.

Death
He died on 14th March, 1851. His widow married Adam Thomson on 29th July, 1857, in Johnstone by Lockerbie, Dumfries-shire. Adam Thomson was a United Presbyterian Church minister, who emigrated to New South Wales arriving there on 13th April, 1861. By her second husband, she had a son born in Scotland and a daughter born in New South Wales. She died in 1906. There is a death of a Margaret Thomson in Cooma, New South Wales, in 1906, the daughter of John and Esther.

Family
There is no evidence that he – Andrew Smellie – had issue – though with his widow’s re-marriage and her removal to New South Wales, it is not easy to be sure.

Sources
Adb

Small, History, Vol.2, p.458

Acms


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SMELLIE, ARCHIBALD

Born, 1826. Son of Rev. James Smellie, St. Andrew’s, Orkney. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Andrew’s, Orkney, 1853. Married, 1855, Isabella Milne; and, 1873, Isabella Masson. Translated, 1857, to Banff; 1863, to Elgin, High; and, 1868, to Edinburgh, Greyfriars’. Died, 1886.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in 1826, in St Andrews, Orkney, the son of James Smellie, who became a Free Church minister, and Margaret Spence. See Andrew Smellie, his brother, for ministerial connections of this family.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1848-50.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Isabella Milne on 20th April, 1855, in Huntly, Aberdeenshire. She was baptized on 16th March, 1828, in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of Robert Milne, bank agent, and Janet Robb.

(2) Isabella Masson on 2nd September, 1873, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was born about 1842 in Aberdeen.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Orkney in 1850. He was ordained in St. Andrews, Orkney; he was translated to Banff as colleague and successor to Francis William Grant in 1857;and to High, Elgin, Moray on 1st October, 1863; and to Greyfriars’, Edinburgh, on 19th November, 1868. Two years prior to his death some dissensions in the congregation culminated in his refusing to accept from them a presentation of a pulpit gown, on which occasion he made use of some very plain language. Subsequent explanations did not servie to heal the breach and on 25th February, 1885, he resigned his charge. Thereafter he was in indifferent health and suffered much pain from gout.

Death
He died on 10th May, 1886, at 11 Craiglea Drive, Edinburgh. His first wife died in 1872 in St Giles, Edinburgh. His second wife died in 1902 in Grange, Edinburgh.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) Robert Milne Smellie born on 29th December, 1856, in St. Andrews, Orkney. He died in 1873 in St Giles, Edinburgh.

(2) Margaret Smellie born on 6th December, 1857, in Banff.

(3) Jessie Lucy Smellie born on 17th May, 1861, in Banff. She died in 1896 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(4) James Archibald Smellie born on 15th May, 1863, in Banff. He married Jane Lesslie Jamieson in 1894 in St George, Edinburgh. He died in 1901 in Newington, Edinburgh.

Source
Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 15th May, 1886


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SMELLIE, JAMES

Born in Lanarkshire, 1774. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained over the united parishes of St. Andrew’s and Deerness, Orkney, 1805. Mr. Smellie was twice married, his second wife being Helen Spence. In 1830 Deerness was disjoined and erected into a separate parish, and Mr. Smellie continued to minister at St. Andrew’s. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. [His name does not appear on the List of signatories as printed in Ewing.] Died, 1852.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.212

He served in St. Andrews, Orkney.


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SMELLIE, JAMES BAIN

Born at Glasgow, 1853. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Townhill, Dunfermline, 1884. Married, 1886, Mary Ann Robertson. Went to New Zealand, 1887. Settled, the same year, at Canterbury; and, 1891, at Wyndham, Otago.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 14th June, 1854, in Glasgow, the son of William Smellie, gardener/coachman/domestic servant, and Mary Bain.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1881-83.

Marriage
He married Mary Ann Robertson in May, 1886, in Stirling.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Stirling on 31st May, 1883 and was ordained in Town Hill, Dunfermline, Fife, on 16th September, 1884. He was received by the Presbyterian Church in New Zealand in 1887. He gave supply in Newtown, Wellington, Wellington Presbytery, for four months in 1887. He was inducted to Rangiora, Christchurch Presbytery, on 5th July, 1888; and to Wyndham, Mataura Presbytery, on 14th January, 1891. He resigned in 1898. He then ministered in Beltana, South Australia from 16th November, 1898; and in Petersborough from 20th September, 1901, till 1903, when he returned to New Zealand and was inducted to Kumara, Westland Presbytery, in 1903; to Reefton in the same Presbytery in 1904; and to Papakura in the South Auckland Presbytery on 27th February, 1906.

Death
He died on 30th October, 1911, in Rotorua. A Mary Ann Smellie died in 1947 in New Zealand, aged 84.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Hilda Smellie born in 1891 in New Zealand.

(2) Norman Robertson Smellie born in 1893 in New Zealand.

Source
PCNZ, Ministers’ Register


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SMITH, ALEXANDER CAMPBELL

Born at Paisley, 1823. Studied at the University and New College, Glasgow. Ordained at Innellan, 1855. Married, the same year, Christina Jolly. Went to Queensland, 1863. Settled at Mowbraytown, Brisbane. Was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland. He was the last ministerial survivor of the first Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.598

Ward and Prentis, Presbyterian Ministers, p.151

He served in Innellan, Argyll.


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SMITH, ALEXANDER CHALMERS, M.A.

Born at Dundee, 1865. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Urquhart, Elgin, 1893. Married, 1894, Margaret Mitchell.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.467

He served in Urquhart, Moray.


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SMITH, CHRISTOPHER

Born in Forfarshire, 1838. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and St. Andrews, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Edzell, 1868. Married, 1873, Mary C. Hall. Resigned, 1878. Went to America, and ultimately settled in the State of Illinois.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 23rd February and baptized on 11th March, 1838, in Dundee, the son of Alexander Smith, grocer, and Margaret Rait.

Education
He enrolled in the University of St Andrews, Fife, 1860-62.

Marriage
He married Mary Cudworth Hall on 12th March, 1873, at James’ Place, Broughty Ferry. She was born on 17th March, 1850, in Chelsea, London, England, the daughter of John P. Hall and Sarah Cudworth.

Ministry
He was ordained in Edzell, Angus, as colleague and successor to Robert Inglis on 12th November, 1868. This was in response to a call to him signed on 13th October, 1868, by the senior minister, five elders, five deacons, 108 members and 13 adherents. He resigned his charge on 10th September, 1878.

Death
He died on 16th March, 1915, in Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois, USA. His wife died on 16th July, 1904, in St Louis, Missouri, USA, and was buried in the Bethalto United Methodist Cemetery in Madison County, Illinois, USA.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Smith born on 21st March, 1874, in Edzell, Angus.

(2) Ernest Alexander Smith born on 30th April, 1875, in Edzell, Angus. He married Katherine. He was a clergyman. He died on 29th May, 1924.

(3) Arnold Smith born on 19th July, 1876, in Edzell, Angus. He was a clergyman. He died on 21st January, 1945, in St Louis, Missouri, USA.

(4) Margaret Rait Smith born in 1877 in Edzell, Angus. She married Harry M. Deck, carpenter. They lived in Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois, USA. She died in 1961.

(5) Irving Smith born in 1884 in Washington, Minnesota, USA. He married Selma Gertrude Schroer on 25th March, 1914, at the Central Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was the credit manager and assistant treasurer of the Huttig Sash and Door Company, St. Louis, Missouri. He died on 2nd December, 1951, at his home in St. Louis.

Sources
Findagrave

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 14th October, 1868; 29th October, 1868; 13th March, 1873; 12th September, 1878


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SMITH, CRAWFORD, M.A.

Born, 1853. Son of Dr. A. B. Smith, Perth. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at South Monifieth, 1878. Married, 1896, Elizabeth Ryder.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.392

He served in Monifieth, South, Angus.


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SMITH, DAVID, D.D.

Born at Carluke, 1865. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Tulliallan, 1894.


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FUFC, p.322

He served in Tulliallan, Fife.


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SMITH, DAVID SIEVEWRIGHT, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1852. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Langholm, 1876. Suspended sine die, 1878. Went to America. Appointed classical master in a college, of which he afterwards became Principal.


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Background
He was born on 20th June and baptized on 1st August, 1852, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the son of James Mackie Smith, shoemaker, and Mary Ann Whitsun Milne.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1871.

Marriage
He married Mary Elizabeth Stephenson on 17th August, 1881, in Lanark, Ontario, Canada. She was born about 1860 in Perth, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of R.L. Stephenson and his wife Rosa C.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Aberdeen in 1875. He was ordained in Langholm, Dumfries-shire, on 20th April, 1876. On 24th July, 1878, he was suspended from the ministry sine die because he eloped with Elizabeth Hay Murray, the wife of the Langholm medical practitioner, William J. Carlyle. Elizabeth Murray was 24 years senior to David S. Smith. When her family retrieved her from Ireland, whither she had eloped, she was examined medically and committed to Gartnavel Asylum. Her husband divorced her for infidelity.

Death
He died on 13th February, 1889.


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SMITH, GEORGE ADAM, D.D. (Edinburgh), LL.D. (Aberdeen)

Born at Calcutta in 1856, the son of Dr. George Smith, C.I.E., LL.D., etc. Having studied at the University and New College of Edinburgh, at Tübingen, Leipsic, and Berlin, he was ordained first minister of Queen’s Cross congregation, Aberdeen, 1882. He married, in 1889, Alice Lilian, daughter of Sir George Buchanan, F.R.S., London. In 1892, on the retirement of Principal Douglas from professorial work, Dr. Smith was appointed to the Chair of Old Testament Language, Literature, and Theology in the Free Church College, Glasgow.

Publications.—The Book of Isaiah, 2 vols. (“Expositor’s Bible”). The Book of the Twelve Prophets, 2 vols. (“ Expositor’s Bible”). The Historical Geography of the Holy Land. Modem Criticism and the Preaching of the Old Testament. The Forgiveness of Sins, and other Sermons. Four Psalms. The Life of Henry Drummond, etc.


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FUFC, p.583

He served in Queen’s Cross, Aberdeen.


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SMITH, GEORGE INNES

Born, 1854. Son of Rev. W. Smith, Kincardine O’Neil. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Abernyte, Perthshire, 1886. Married, 1892, Agnes Miller.


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FUFC, p.379

His father, William Smith, was a Free Church minister.

He served in Abernyte, Perthshire.


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SMITH, HUNTER, M.A.

Born at Serampore, 1865. Son of George Smith, LL.D., C.I.E. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Stephen’s, Edinburgh, 1891. Married Helen Hossack.


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FUFC, p.526

He served in St. Stephen’s, Edinburgh.


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SMITH, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1796. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Alva, 1824. Translated to Greenock, Middle, 1835. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Was clerk of the Free Church Presbytery of Greenock. Retired, 1853, and resided, first in Jersey, where he was instrumental in forming a Presbyterian congregation, and latterly in Ryde. Died, 1886.


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FES, Vol.3, p.202

He served in Middle, Greenock, Renfrewshire.


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SMITH, JAMES, M.A.

Born, 1806. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Wellpark, Glasgow, 1839. Translated to Dumbarton, 1841. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Campbell. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1860. Died, 1862.


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FES, Vol.3, p.343

He served in High, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire.

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


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SMITH, JAMES

Born at Glasgow, 1816. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained, 1847, at Cramond. Married, 1857, Catherine MacLellan. Became senior minister, 1890. Died, 1894.


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Background
He was born on 22nd September and baptized on 6th October, 1816, in Gorbals, Glasgow, the son of James Smith and Anne McIsaac.

Education
He studied Arts and Divinity with distinction at Glasgow University.

Marriage
He married Catherine MacLellan on 17th December, 1857, in Anderston, Glasgow.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow in 1843. A “James Smith, Glasgow” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He worked in various places, including, Row, Dunbartonshire; and served as an assistant in St John’s, Glasgow, before being ordained in Cramond, Edinburgh, in 1847. He twice served as a Free Church deputy in Ireland; and twice turned down calls to congregations in London, England. David Gibb Mitchell was appointed for him in 1890 and he then moved to Glasgow.

Death
He died on 22nd September – the day of his birth – 1894, and was buried in Cramond.

Family
Survived by a widow two daughters one married in London and two sons.
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Helen Smith born on 23rd November, 1858, in Cramond, Edinburgh.

(2) James MacLellan Smith born on 18th December, 1859, in Cramond, Edinburgh.

(3) John Turner Smith born on 12th July, 1861, in Cramond, Edinburgh. He died in 1940 in Rhu, Dunbartonshire.

(4) Anne Smith born on 20th January, 1864, at the Free Church Manse, Cramond, Edinburgh.

(5) Lucy Smith born on 10th October, 1865, in Cramond, Edinburgh.

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

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 25th January, 1864

Glasgow Herald, 25th September, 1894


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SMITH, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Rothiemay, 1838. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tarland, 1867. Married, 1868, Jemima Hunter. Died, 1900.

Publication.—Essay on Temperance.


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Background
He was born on 3rd and baptized on 8th January, 1838, in Rothiemay, Banffshire, the son of James Smith, farmer, and Elspet Gray. His brother, John Smith, was a Free Church minister.

His brother Alexander Smith was also a minister. He was born (or baptized) on 13th December, 1849, in Rothiemay, Banffshire. He was a minister of the United Presbyterian Church: Small, History, Vol.1, p.257. Besides the information given there, we can add: Darenth, where he was ordained, is in Dartford, Kent, England. He was minister in East Maitland, New South Wales, from 1901 till his retirement in 1930. He died there in 1941 and was buried there. He married Elizabeth Ruth and had at least six daughters, three of them born in England, and three in Dumfries.

His sister Christian or Christina Smith was born (or baptised) in Rothiemay, Banffshire, on 17th September, 1843. She married John Cooper there in 1868. He also was a minister of the United Presbyterian Church: Small, History, Vol.1, p.257.

Education
He attended Fordyce Academy, Banffshire, before going to Aberdeen University, aged 14. From there he graduated in 1856. He taught at the Fordyce Academy, and at the Free Church schools at Premnay, Aberdeenshire, and Rothiemay, Banffshire. He was converted at the time of a revival in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, 1859-60, and engaged in evangelistic work before entering the New College, Edinburgh, in 1863. He also studied under Delitzsch at Erlangen in Germany.

Marriage
He married Jemima Hunter on 4th June, 1868, in St George, Edinburgh. She was born on 12th December, 1839, in Edinburgh, the daughter of Patrick Hunter, watchmaker, and Jemima Gray.

Ministry
He was ordained in Tarland, Aberdeenshire, on 12th December, 1867. For some time, he served as Presbytery Clerk. He took an active part in the Scottish Disestablishment Association.

Death
He died on 22nd January, 1900, in Tarland, Aberdeenshire. His wife died on 8th March, 1919, in Newington, Edinburgh. She was buried on 11th March in Dalry Cemetery, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

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

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 12th March, 1875, p.6; 10th March, 1919, p.8


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SMITH, JAMES

Born at Durris, 1848. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and English Presbyterian College, London. Ordained at Grimsby, Lincolnshire, 1879. Married, the same year, Betsie MacGregor. Translated to Strathdon, 1882, and, 1885, to Dufftown. Resigned, 1895, to become secretary of the “Evangelistic and Convention Agency.”


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James Christopher Smith

Background
He was born on 8th September and baptized on 8th October, 1848, in Durris, Kincardineshire, the son of David Smith, crofter, and Christian Aberdein.

Marriage
He married Betsy MacGregor in 1879 in Fetteresso, Kincardineshire. She was born about 1851 in Kinneff, Kincardineshire.

Ministry
He was settled in Strathdon and Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire; he was transferred to Mortlach, Banffshire, a call to him having been signed on 16th March, 1885. He was elected to Keppochhill, Glasgow, in 1889, but remained in Mortlach. Through his efforts a new church building was opened on 27th July, 1892.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Dora Bella Margaret Smith born in 1884 in Glenbucket, Aberdeenshire.

Sources
Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 18th March, 1885; 28th July, 1892


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SMITH, JAMES JOHN DISHINGTON

Born in the island of Uist, 1838. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1873, at Fetlar. Married, 1875, Ellen Dishington Teviotdale. Resigned, 1892, and died the same year.


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Background
He was born on 10th January and baptized on 22nd February, 1838, in Uyeasound, Unst, Shetland, the son of James Smith, doctor, and Jean Ingram. His paternal grand-father, James Ingram, was a Free Church minister. His great grand-father, James Barclay, and his great-great-grand-father, William Archibald, were also ministers – see FES, Vol.7, p.299. From these references further ministerial connections may be traced.

Education
He was educated at home. He then entered Glasgow University for one year when he transferred to Edinburgh to complete his course. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1860-64.

Marriage
He married Helena Dishington Teviotdale on 1st July, 1875, in Leith, Edinburgh. She was born about 1843 either in Bervie, Kincardineshire, or in Foveran, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of John Teviotdale, medical practitioner, and Helen Dishington.

Ministry
He was licensed in June 1864, when his grand-father, being Moderator for the occasion, addressed him. He was ordained to Fetlar, Shetland, on 24th April, 1873, his uncle John being Moderator on the occasion. He was elected to Uyeasound on 10th July, 1880, but remained in Fetlar. He resigned his charge on 10th February, 1892.

Death
He died on 16th April, 1892, in Leith, Edinburgh, and was buried in Fetlar, Shetland, beside his wife and daughter. His wife died in 1891 in Fetlar, Shetland.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Thomas Dishington Smith born on 17th April, 1876, in Fetlar, Shetland. He studied to be a doctor. He died on 16th December, 1900, in Leith, Edinburgh.

(2) Jane Mabel Mary Dishington Smith born on 2nd October, 1877, in Fetlar, Shetland. She married Thomas William Dewar on 30th April, 1903, at Newhaven United Free Church, Edinburgh, her home address being 17 Zetland Place, Trinity, Edinburgh.

(3) Helena Margaret Ingram Smith born on 4th December, 1878, in Fetlar, Shetland. She died there in 1888.

(4) Mary Barclay Ingram Dishington Smith born on 7th June, 1881, in Fetlar, Shetland. She married Charles Thomson Muir in 1908 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Sources
The Scotsman, 22nd July, 1880, p.6; 1st May, 1903, p.10

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


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SMITH, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Dufftown, 1835. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and then spent two years as assistant in an academy near Bristol. Took his theological course in the Free Church College, Aberdeen. He was instrumental in gathering and consolidating the Free Church congregation at Gamrie. Owing to failing health, he accepted an appointment from the Colonial Committee to Antigua. For this charge he was ordained, 1863. Died, 1864.


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Background
He was born about 1835 in Dufftown, Banffshire, the son of John Smith, merchant tailer, and Elizabeth Porterfield. He was brought up in Aberdeen.

Ministry
On 6th October, 1863, he was ordained by the Free Presbytery of Turriff to the pastoral charge of the Scotch Church, St John’s, Antigua.


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SMITH, JOHN

Born at Rothiemay, 1846. Brother of Rev. J. Smith, Tarland. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Shettleston, 1875 [Vol. 2 says 1876.]. Married, 1878, Mary Primrose. Translated to Chalmers’ Territorial, Edinburgh, 7th April 1887. Died nine days after his induction.


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Background
He was born on 7th January and baptized on 1st February, 1846, in Rothiemay, Banffshire, the son of James Smith, farmer, and Elspet Gray. His brother, James Smith, was a Free Church minister. See there for other ministerial relations.

Marriage
He married Mary Primrose in 1878. She was born on 2nd July, 1847, in Rothiemay, Banffshire, the daughter of George Primrose, farmer, and Isabel Milne.

Ministry
He was ordained in Shettleston, Glasgow, in 1876. He was called to Rathen in 1883, but remained in Shettleston. He was translated to West Port (Chalmers’ Territorial), Edinburgh, on 7th April, 1887. His call was signed by 805 members and 22 adherents.

Death
He died on 16th April, 1887, at 14 Hartington (?) Place, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1918 in Dennistoun, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Smith born on 9th January, 1879, in Shettleston, Glasgow. He married Louise Strickland on 18th April, 1908, in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. He died on 20th January, 1941.

(2) John Arthur Smith born on 4th August, 1880, in Shettleston, Glasgow. He married Ann Duff Clark on 31st October, 1913, in Blythswood, Glasgow. He died on 2nd January, 1958.

(3) Bella Smith born on 16th June, 1882, in Shettleston, Glasgow. She died on 10th February, 1968.

(4) Elsie Annie Smith born on 29 June, 1884, in Shettleston, Glasgow. She died on 29th May, 1971.

(5) Maggie Jane (Jean) Smith born on 17th February, 1886, in Shettleston, Glasgow. She married John Graham on 21st November, 1917, in Dennistoun, Glasgow. She died on 10th June, 1943, in Hillhead, Glasgow.

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

Glasgow Herald, 10th February, 1887


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SMITH, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Haddington, 1859. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Denholm, 1892.


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FUFC, p.81

He served in Denholm, Roxburghshire.


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SMITH, JOHN

Born at Williamston, Fordyce, 1863. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Inveravon, Banffshire, 1893. Married, 1896, Amy Louisa Cruickshank.


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FUFC, p.444

He served in Inveravon, Banffshire.


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SMITH, JOHN ANDERSON

Born in Renfrewshire, 1840. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Bewcastle, 1873. Married, the same year, Jane W. Steele; and, 1882, Eliza J. Reid. Translated to Newcastleton, 1876. Became senior minister, 1898.


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FUFC, p.85

He served in Newcastleton, Roxburghshire.


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SMITH, RALPH COLLEY

Born at Dundee, 1820. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Shotts, 1850. Married, 1851, Stewart M. Shaw. Translated, 1861, to John Knox Church, Glasgow. Became senior minister, 1888.


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Background
He was born on 2nd and baptized on 20th July, 1820, in Dundee, the son of James Smith and Isabella Shaw.

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

Marriage
He married Amelia Stewart Mitchell Shaw on 29th April, 1851, in Kirkmichael, Perthshire. She was born on 10th October and baptized on 27th November, 1825, in Kirkmichael, Perthshire, the daughter of Peter Shaw and Margaret Stewart.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 4th July, 1849. He was ordained in Shotts, Lanarkshire, on 29th August, 1850. As a result of a call signed to him on 24th December, 1860, he was translated to John Knox, Glasgow.

Death
He died on 16th December, 1900, at Lindsaykands, Biggar, Lanarkshire. His wife died there in 1890.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Smith born on 6th May, 1855, in Shotts, Lanarkshire.

(2) Patrick Smith born on 16th March, 1858, in Shotts, Lanarkshire.

(3) Margaret Smith born in 1858, in Shotts, Lanarkshire – presumably a twin of Patrick. She married George Ernest Philip in 1881 in Biggar. Lanarkshire – the son of George Philip, a Free Church minister. She died on 27th March, 1947, at 14 Hope Terrace, Edinburgh. She was buried on 31st March in Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh.

(4) Ralph Colley Smith born on 17th March, 1860, in Shotts, Lanarkshire. He married Roberta Romanes at Harryburn, Lauder, Berwickshire, on 4th October, 1893. He farmed Ormiston for 56 years. He died on 18th May, 1942, in Eckford, Roxburghshire, and was buried there on 21st May. His wife was a niece of Alexander Thomson Cosens, parish minister of Broughton.

Sources
Glasgow Herald, 6th October, 1893

The Scotsman, 18th December, 1900, p.10; 21st May, 1942, p.3; 29th March, 1947, p.8


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SMITH, ROBERT, D.D.

Born in the parish of Kilmaurs, 1787. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained, 1815, at Lochwinnoch. Married, 1820, Marjory Barr. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1859. Died, 1865.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.153

His daughter, Jessie Smith, was the second wife of George Clazy, a Free Church minister.

He served in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire.

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


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SMITH, ROBERT, D.D.

Born in the parish of Benholm, 1816. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and took his theological course partly at Aberdeen and partly at St. Andrews. Appointed missionary to the Jews at Budapest, 1841. Returned for ordination, 1842. Married, 1846, Emma D. Jackson. Transferred to Amsterdam, 1848, and, 1857, to Frankfort. Resigned owing to ill-health, 1859. He spent some years as a private chaplain in England. In 1867 his strength was so far restored that he accepted a call from the congregation at Corsock, Kirkcudbrightshire. Was for several years clerk of the Synod of Dumfries. Died, 1894.

Publications.—Coming Events. Inspiration: its Nature and Proof. Posthumous.—The Quiet Thoughts of a Quiet Thinker, edited by Professor Lindsay.


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FES, Vol.7, p.716

He served in Corsock, Kirkcudbrightshire.

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


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SMITH, SAMUEL

Born, 1798. Son of Rev. S. Smith, Borgue. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Borgue, 1834. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1831, Agnes W. Wotherspoon. Resigned, 1861. Died, 1868.


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FES, Vol.2, p.397

He served in Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire.


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SMITH, STEVENSON

Born at Hamilton, 1833. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow, Berlin, and Heidelberg, Free Church College, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Sanquhar, 1863. Married, 1867, Elizabeth Hamilton. Resigned, 1883. Died, 1884.


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Background
He was born on 16th August, 1833, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, the son of James Smith, draper’s clerk, and Ann Simpson. He was brought up in Glasgow.

Education
After completing his Arts course at Glasgow University he studied in Germany at Berlin and Heidelberg. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1859-60.

Marriage
He married Helen Elizabeth Hamilton on 5th March, 1867, in Edinburgh. She was born on 26th September, 1836, in Kentish Town, London, England, the daughter of Alexander Hamilton, merchant, and his wife Matilda. She was baptized on 16th November of that year in Regent Square Church of Scotland, London, England.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow in June, 1861, and was ordained in Sanquhar, Dumfries-shire, in August, 1863. He resigned his charge in March, 1883.

Death
He died on 18th December, 1884, at 1 Forbes Road, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1904 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Matilda Auld Hamilton Smith born on 29th March, 1869, in Sanquhar, Dumfries-shire. She died there that same year.

(2) Alexander Hamilton Smith born on 17th July, 1870, at the Free Church Manse, Sanquhar, Dumfries-shire. He died in 1880 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(3) Annie Matilda Smith born on 23rd August, 1872, in Sanquhar, Dumfries-shire. She died at the Free Church Manse there in March, 1882.

(4) James William Hamilton Smith born on 26th February, 1874, in Sanquhar, Dumfries-shire. He became a United Free Church minister.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Stevenson Smith.

Glasgow Herald, 20th July, 1870; 18th March, 1882

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 4th April, 1883, p.9


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SMITH, THOMAS, D.D.

Born, 1817. Son of Rev. James Smith, minister of the parish of Symington, Lanarkshire. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained missionary to Calcutta, 1839. Married, the same year, Grace Whyte. Returned to Scotland, 1858. Became minister of Cowgatehead Church, Edinburgh, 1859. In 1880 he was appointed Lecturer on Evangelistic Theology. He retired in 1892. He was Moderator of the General Assembly, 1891. Dr. Smith was a distinguished mathematician, continuing his studies in that abstract science from student days throughout his long life. He was one of the first advocates of what came to be known as the Zenana movement for the benefit of the women of India, an article written by him as early as 1840 in the Calcutta Christian Observer propounding the scheme in its broad and essential features.

Publications.—The Christian’s Patrimony. Medieval Missions. Life of Dr. Duff. Treatise on Plane Geometry. Life of James Begg, D.D., 2 vols. Dr. Smith edited an edition of the Puritans in some 50 vols. He also translated a part of the writings of Clement of Rome, Bacon’s Novum Organum, Vinet’s Etudes sur Pascal, etc.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.707


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SMITH, WALTER

Born at Lockerbie, 1818. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Became teacher in the parish of Kirkpatrick-Fleming, but was dismissed for his adherence to the Free Church. Ordained at Half-Morton, 1844. Married, 1847, Margaret L. Brown. Translated to Liverpool, 1848. His health suffered there, and he was re-translated to Half-Morton, 1856. Died, 1890.


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Background
He was born on 19th January, 1818, in Tundergarth, Dumfries-shire, the son of John Smith, farmer, and Helen Bell. In 1841, he was a teacher in Kirkpatrick Fleming, Dumfries-shire, but was dismissed from his post because of his adherence to the Free Church.

Marriage
He married Margaret Lorrain Brown on 11th January, 1847, in Dornock, Dumfries-shire. She was baptized on 14th January, 1824, in Half Morton, Dumfries-shire, the daughter of Joseph Brown, farmer, and Janet Lorrain.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbtery of Lockerbie on 2nd August, 1843. He was ordained in Half-Morton and Gretna, Dumfries-shire, in May, 1844. He was translated to St Peter’s, Liverpool. Lancashire, England, a call being signed to him in November, 1846; and he was translated back to Half Morton on 7th August, 1856.

Death
He died on 20th April, 1890, in Half Morton, Dumfries-shire. His wife died there on 21st May, 1883.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Janet Smith born in the 2nd quarter of 1849 in West Derby, Lancashire, England. She died on 21st April, 1933, in Fulham, London, England.

(2) Helen Georgina Smith born in the 1st quarter of 1851 in West Derby, Lancashire, England. She died on 12th May, 1864, in Half Morton, Dumfries-shire.

(3) John Smith born about 1852 in West Derby, Lancashire, England. He studied medicine and went out with “Mackay of Uganda” but died of fever at Kagei, Uganda, on 11th May, 1877.

(4) Annie Lorrain Smith, O.B.E., born on 23rd October, 1854, in West Derby, Lancashire, England. She was an “unofficial worker” at the British Museum, London, England. She made important contributions to the study of British fungi and lichens. She died in 1937. One source says she died in Kensington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. On the other hand, there is a death record of Annie L. Smith who died in Fulham, London, England, in the 3rd quarter of 1937, aged 83 – so surely she died in Kensington, London, England.

(5) Joseph Brown Smith born in 1857 in Half Morton, Dumfries-shire. He was an accountant and actuary in Melbourne, Australia.

(6) Walter Smith born in 1860 in Half Morton, Dumfries-shire.

(7) James Lorrain Smith born on 21st August, 1862, in Half Morton, Dumfries-shire. In 1911 he was a Professor of Pathology living in Chorlton, Lancashire, England. He married Isabella Meek-Edmond on 28th December, 1894. He died on 18th April, 1931, at 8 Cobden Crescent, Edinburgh.

(8) Jane Elizabeth Smith born on 10th April, 1864, in Half Morton, Dumfries-shire.

(9) William George Smith born on 25th August, 1866, in Half Morton, Dumfries-shire. He was lecturer in Psychology in Edinburgh University. He died on 27th November, 1918, at Plewlands Terrace, Edinburgh.

(10) Walter Smith born on 2nd July, 1869, in Half Morton, Dumfries-shire.

There is a memorial in the Half Morton graveyard commemorating Walter Smith, his wife, and their children: Helen Georgina Smith; John Smith; and James Lorraine Smith.

Sources
Stock, Sarah Geraldina, The Story of Uganda Victoria Nyanza Mission, p.20 etc

Longtown19

Lichenology

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

Liverpool Mercury, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, 27th November, 1846

The Morning Post, London, England, 2nd January, 1895, p.1

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 26th August,, 1912, p.7; 25th November, 1918, p.7; 13th September, 1937, p.8


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SMITH, WALTER CHALMERS, D.D. (Glasgow), LL.D. (Edinburgh and Aberdeen)

Born at Aberdeen, 1824. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Chadwell Street, London, 1850. Married, 1853, Agnes Monteith. Translated, 1854, to Orwell; 1858, to Roxburgh Church, Edinburgh; 1862, to Glasgow, Tron; and, 1876, to Edinburgh, High. Became senior minister, 1894. Was Lecturer on Evangelistic Theology in sessions 1894-95 and 1899-1900. In the Jubilee year of the Free Church Dr. Smith was Moderator of the General Assembly (1893). Early in his career Dr. Smith won a high place in the literary world.

Publications.—The Bishop’s Walk. Olrig Grange. Borland Hall. Raban; or, Life-Splinters. Hilda among the Broken Gods. Kildrostan: a Dramatic Poem. Thoughts for Sunday Evenings. The Sermon on the Mount. North Country folk. Power and Verification of Prayer.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.11

His daughter Rebecca Monteith Smith married Alexander James Carlile the son of James Edward Carlile, a Free Church minister.

He served in Orwell (Milnathort), Kinross-shore; Roxburgh, Edinburgh; Tron, Glasgow; and High, Edinburgh.


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SMITH, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born in the parish of Banchory-Devenick, 1814. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Kincardine O’Neil, 1849. [Vol. 2 says 1848.] Married Jane Gillespie. Died, 1887.


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Background
He was born about 1814 in Banchory Devenick, Kincardineshire.

Education
He had an ordinary education as a boy; studied on his own while working as a clerk in a business in Aberdeen, and then attended the Grammar School there. He entered Aberdeen University and gained his M.A. degree. He commenced his divinity studies there but at the Disruption studied at Aberdeen under the Free Church.

Marriage
He married Jane Gillespie on 4th August, 1842, in St Nicholas, Aberdeenshire. She was born on 19th August, 1823, in Aberdeen, the daughter of James Gillespie, merchant, and Helen Chapman.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Ellon and was ordained in January, 1849, at Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire.

Death
He died on 9th July, 1887, in Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire. His wife died there in 1877.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Chapman Smith baptized on 18th May, 1843, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen. She married a Lieutenant in the Indian Navy – Alexander Harvey Hall in 1879 in Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire.

(2) John Webster Smith baptized on 31st March, 1845, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen.

(3) James Gillespie Smith baptized on 31st August, 1847, St Nicholas, Aberdeen.

(4) Harvey Hall Smith born on 13th and baptized on 29th July, 1849, Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire. He married Elizabeth Mary Stewart on 15th January, 1879, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen. He was a bank agent.

(5) Jessie Innes Smith born on 21st May, and baptized on 13th July, 1851, in Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire. She died in 1921 in Rubislaw, Aberdeen.

(6) William Scott Smith born on 12th May, 1853, in Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire.

(7) George Innes Smith born on 10th February, 1855, in Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire. He became a Free Church minister.

(8) Alexander Gillespie Smith born on 15th March, 1857, in Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire. He graduated from Aberdeen University, M.A. in 1879; M.B., C.M. in 1883; and M.D., in 1886. He died on 3rd April, 1901, in Errol, Newtyle, Angus.

(9) Andrew Barron Smith born on 26th February, 1859, in Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire.

(10) David Robert Smith born on 26th January, 1861, in Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire.

(11) Charles Edward Smith born on 26th January, 1861, in Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire. He died there that same year.

(12) Helen Jane Smith born on 7th March, 1863, in Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire.

(13) Agnes Robertson Smith born on 15th May, 1865, in Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire. She died in 1922 in St Ninians, Stirlingshire.

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


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SMITH, WILLIAM

Born in Caithness-shire, 1849. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Greyfriars’, Aberdeen, 1885. Married, 1889, Martha J. Drummond.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.413

He served in Greyfriars’, Aberdeen.


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SMITH, WILLIAM

Born at St. Fergus, 1855. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Scarborough, 1885. Married, 1886, Agnes S. Kerr. Resigned, 1887. Translated, 1891, to Wolflee; but died a week after his induction. [Vol. 2 says he was there from 7th January to 28th February.]


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Background
He was born on 2nd July, 1855, in St Fergus, Banffshire, the son of James Smith, wright and blacksmith, and Esther Woodman. His father was a Free Church elder.

Marriage
He married Agnes Shewan Kerr. She was born on 25th January, 1858, in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of John Kerr and Margaret Deans.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Deer on 26th July, 1881. He was unanimously and cordially elected by the English Presbyterian congregation in Scarborough, Yorkshire, on 28th September, 1885. After returning from Scarborough he assisted in various congregations including Roberton, near Hawick, and Wolflee, Roxburghshire, to which he was eventually called. He was inducted on 9th January, 1891, but preached only once as minister there before his death.

Death
He died on 28th February, 1891, in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. His wife died in 1943 in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Kerr Smith born in 1890 in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. He died there the following year.

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


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SMITH, WILLIAM PIRIE, D.D.

Born at Aberdeen, 1811. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen. After learning a trade and acting as teacher in Aberdeen and in Kincardine O’Neil, Mr. Smith took his theological course. Ordained at Keig and Tough, 1845. Married Jane Robertson. Became senior minister, 1880. Died, 1890. Dr. Smith was the father of Professor William Robertson Smith.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 14th April, 1811, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the son of Gilbert Smith and Mary Michie.

Education
He left school and worked at a trade. He then graduated from Aberdeen University – M.A. in 1839 and D.D. in 1873. He was a teacher before entering the ministry.

Marriage
He married Jane Robertson on 16th July, 1844, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was baptized on 22nd January, 1821, in Aberdeen, the daughter of Peter Robertson and Isabella Giles.

Ministry
He was licensed in the spring on 1844. He was ordained in Keig and Tough, Aberdeenshire, on 5th December, 1845. In 1881 Hugh Hart Currie was ordained here as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died on 24th February, 1890, in Aberdeen. His wife died in 1899 in St Machar, Aberdeen.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Jane Smith born on 11th July and baptized on 10th August, 1845, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She died in 1864 in Keig, Aberdeenshire.

(2) William Robertson Smith born on 8th November, 1846, in Keig, Aberdeenshire. He was a Free Church minister.

(3) George Michie Smith baptized on 23rd February, 1848, in Keig, Aberdeenshire. He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1866. He died on 27th April, 1866, in Keig, Aberdeenshire.

(4) Isabella Giles Smith baptized on 2nd October, 1849, in Keig, Aberdeenshire. She died in 1938 in Aberdeen.

(5) Ellen Deans Smith baptized on 26th April, 1851, in Keig, Aberdeenshire. She married a Free Church minister – James Hamilton Allan – see there for more information about her.

(6) Eliza Stewart Smith baptized on 9th November, 1852, in Keig, Aberdeenshire. She died there in 1857.

(7) Charles Michie Smith baptized on 13th July, 1854, in Keig, Aberdeenshire. He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University and B.Sc. in Engineering from Edinburgh University. He became Professor of Mathematics in the Christian College in Madras, India. He was appointed Government astronomer in Madras. He died in India on 27th September, 1922.

(8) Male Smith born on 4th March, 1857, in Keig, Aberdeenshire. He died there that same year.

(9) Alice Smith born on 27th April, 1858, in Keig, Aberdeenshire. She accompanied her brother, William, when he studied in Germany. There she met Hans Thiele whom she later married on 10th January, 1883, in Aberdeen. He was an accountant. The couple lived in Germany and raised a family there. She died there on 25th June, 1943.

(10) Lucy Smith born on 22nd September, 1859, in Keig, Aberdeenshire. She had an eventful life and finally lived with her brother Charles in Madras, India, and died there on 7th March, 1922.

(11) Herbert Smith born on 8th February, 1862, in Keig, Aberdeenshire. He worked as a bank clerk. He died on 17th December, 1887, in Old Machar, Aberdeen.

Sources
Venitap. Details of the life of all the family members can be had through following links on this site.

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: William Pirie Smith


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SMITH, WILLIAM ROBERTSON, LL.D. (Aberdeen)

Born in 1845, the son of the Rev. Dr. W. P. Smith, minister of Keig and Tough. He studied at the University of Aberdeen and at the New College, Edinburgh. He was appointed in 1870 Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature in the Free Church College, Aberdeen. Contributions to the Encyclopaedia Britannica (of which shortly afterwards he became editor), notably one on “Bible” and another on “Hebrew Language and Literature,” led to protracted discussions between the Professor and the College Committee, the Aberdeen Presbytery, and the General Assembly of the Free Church. Professor Smith’s defence of himself was brilliant and dignified, his speeches showing him to be a keen reasoner and ready debater. The “Case” began in 1877 and ended in 1881, when the Assembly by a majority decided “it was no longer safe or advantageous that Professor Smith should continue to teach in one of her colleges,” and declared the Professorship of Hebrew in Aberdeen vacant. Shortly afterwards Professor Smith was appointed to the Chair of Arabic at Cambridge. He was also elected Librarian of the University. He died at Cambridge in 1894. Professor Smith possessed one of the keenest intellects ever applied to the scientific study of the Holy Scriptures. With all his dialectical brilliancy he was one of the most devout of men.

Publications.—In addition to numerous contributions to the Encyclopaedia Britannica and scientific journals, Professor Smith published: The Old Testament in the Jewish Church. The Prophets of Israel. Kinship and Marriage in Early Arabia. The Religion of the. Semites (Burnett Lectures).


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 8th November, 1846, in Keig, Aberdeenshire, the son of William Pirie Smith, Free Church minister, and Jane Robertson. His sister married James Hamilton Allan, a Free Church minister.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1865. He was awarded the LL.D. degree from Aberdeen University in 1882; the M.A. degree from Cambridge University, England, and the D.D. degree from Strasburg University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1866-1870. During his student days, he made several trips abroad, especially to Germany where he encountered the latest ideas on Biblical criticism, and to Egypt where he studied Arabic.

Career
He was ordained to the Hebrew Chair in the Aberdeen Free Church College in 1870. When he was removed from his post, he became assistant Editor and then Editor of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. In 1883 he moved to Cambridge, England, first as Lord Almoner’s Reader in Arabic; he became a fellow of Christ’s College in 1884. After some years as Cambridge University Librarian, he was appointed to the Thomas Adams chair of Arabic in 1889. He specialized in the study of the history of religion, especially of Semitic religion.

Among those opposed to his views in the Free Church was George Macaulay, who was reported as saying: “there was no doubt that the Presbytery of Aberdeen accepted Professor Smith’s decisions as oracles and that Professor Smith treated the members of Presbytery as he had done the College Committee – namely as if they were so many raw students sitting at this feet to receive from his lips instruction in the rudimentary principles of Oriental languages, Oriental habits of life, theology, faith, criticism, exegesis, and historical science.”

Death
He died on 31st March, 1894.

Sources
Venitap

Britannica

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 18th May, 1877

His early letters were available on line at: www.gkbenterprises.fsnet.co.uk/letters/index.html. Last time I looked, they weren’t there any longer. But there is a web-site dedicated to Smith: see here.


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SMITH, WILLIAM WHYTE, B.D.

Born at Dumdum, Bengal, 1849. Son of Dr. Thomas Smith. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Galashiels, 1873. Married, 1879, Janet Rogers Brown. Translated to Edinburgh, Newington, 1885.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.20

He served in Galashiels, Selkirkshire; and Newington, Edinburgh.


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SMYTH, JOHN, D.D.

Born at Ayr, 1796. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. George’s, Glasgow, 1823. Married, 1825, Margaret Davidson; and, 1834, Violet Isabella Lockhart. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. In 1853 Dr. Smyth was Moderator of the General Assembly. Died, 1860.

Publications.—The Forgiveness of Sins. The Popish Anti-Christ.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.443

He served in St. George’s, Glasgow.


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SOMERVILLE, ALEXANDER NEILL, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Edinburgh, 1813. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Anderston, Glasgow, 1837. Married, 1841, Isabella M. Ewing. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1877. Prior to this he had been one of the Church’s deputies to Canada, and had also engaged in short evangelistic missions in Scotland, Spain, and India. When set free from regular pastoral work, Dr. Somerville devoted the rest of his life to a series of evangelistic tours throughout the world. He visited Australia and the neighbouring colonies, the Continent of Europe, South Africa, Asia Minor, and completed his labours by a special visit to the Jews in Eastern Europe. He was Moderator of the General Assembly in 1886, and during his year of office traversed as an evangelist the Highlands of Scotland. For the last nineteen years of his life the great Scottish evangelist was the representative of the Barony of Somerville, which fell dormant in 1870 at the death of the nineteenth Scottish peer, but he preferred no claim. Died, 1889.

Publications.—Sacred Triads, Doctrinal and Practical, chiefly for the use of Young Persons. Posthumous.—A Modem Apostle: Alexander N. Somerville, D.D. By George Smith, C.I.E., LL.D.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, 390

His daughter Marianne Somerville married George Halley Knight, a Free Church minister.

He served in Anderston, Glasgow.

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


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SOMERVILLE, DAVID, D.D. (Edinburgh)

Born at Edinburgh, 1838. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. John’s, Dundee, 1867. Married, 1872, Helen Walker. Translated, 1878, to Rothesay, Free Parish; and, 1885, to Roseburn, Edinburgh.

Publication.—Pauline Christology; or, the Doctrine of the Second Adam (Cunningham Lectures).


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.26

He served in St. John’s, Dundee; Free Parish, Rothesay; and Roseburn, Edinburgh.

He had a son, David Somerville, who was a United Free Church minister: FUFC, p.240.


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SOMERVILLE, JAMES EWING, B.A., B.D.

Born at Glasgow, 1843. Son of Dr. A. N. Somerville. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and at Berlin. Ordained at Langholm, 1870. Married, 1874, Margaret Campbell White; and, 1890, Margaret S. Sandeman. Translated, 1875, to Broughty-Ferry, East. Resigned, owing to the state of his health, 1884; but was able to resume ministerial work at Mentone, 1887, where he was inducted, 1891, in which year the Presbyterian Church was opened by C. H. Spurgeon.

Publications.—Articles in British and Foreign Evangelical Review, also in Transactions of Natural History Society of Glasgow, etc. Editor from the beginning of the Continental Presbyterian.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.527

He served in Langholm, Dumfries-shire; and East, Broughty-Ferry, Angus.


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SOMERVILLE, JOHN, B.D.

Born at Coatbridge, 1860. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Chirnside, Berwickshire, 1891.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.69

He served in Chirnside, Berwickshire.


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SOMERVILLE, JOSEPH

Born at Kelso, 1797. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and also under Dr. Lawson, at Selkirk. Ordained, 1823, at St. Thomas’s, Glasgow. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1844. [Not visible in Vol. 2.]


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.467

His name does not appear on the List of signatories of the Act of Separation as printed in Ewing.

MacKelvie, Annals, p.673: This says he joined the Free Church and left it.


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SOMMERVILLE, GEORGE REYNOLDS

Born at Edinburgh, 1825. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, Divinity Hall, Original Secession Church, and New College, Edinburgh. Admitted to the Free Church, 1851. Ordained at Logie and Gauldry, 1852. Married, 1871, Mary Wilkie Isdale. Became senior minister, 1890.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.588

FUFC, p.372

He served in Logie and Gauldry, Fife.


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SOMMERVILLE, JAMES, D.D.

Born at Carstairs, 1764. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Symington, 1799. Married, the same year, Margaret Moodie; and, 1807, Caroline Welsh. Translated to Drumelzier, Peebles-shire, 1810. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. As a Free Church congregation could not be formed at Drumelzier, Dr. Sommerville retired to Edinburgh. Died, 1844. [Not in Vol. 2.]

Publication.—Remarks on Hume’s Doctrine of Miracles.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.269

For some family connections, see the Brown Welsh Tree.


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SORLEY, WILLIAM

Born at Dunfermline, 1803. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Belhaven, Dunbar, 1840. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Selkirk, 1843. Married, 1849, Ann W. S. Ritchie. Died, 1859.

Publication.—Danger of an Uncertain Sound.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.402

He served in Dunbar, East Lothian; and Selkirk.


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SOUPER, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Aberdeen, 1861. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Crathie, 1893.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.429

He served in Crathie, Aberdeenshire.


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SOUTAR, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Brechin, 1855. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cullen, 1885. Married, 1886, Mary Ann Henderson. Translated to Springburn, Glasgow, 1888; and, 1898, to Thurso, First.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.509

He served in Cullen, Banffshire; Springburn, Glasgow; and First, Thurso, Caithness.

His son, David Henderson Soutar, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.444.


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SOUTAR, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Laurencekirk, 1863. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and Free Church College, Glasgow; also at Leipzig. Ordained missionary to the Jews at Tiberias, 1893. Married, 1894, Bessie Esplin.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.533


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SOUTER, FREDERICK

Born at Portobello, 1827. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Firth, Orkney, 1860. Translated to Cunningsburgh, Shetland, 1862. In 1875 Mr. Souter left for Victoria, where he was settled at Deniliquin, 1876; and at Miners’ Rest, 1878. Retired, 1888.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1827 in Duddingston, Edinburgh, the son of Robert Souter and Jessie Stewart. His brother, William Souter, was a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria – see Ward and Prentis, p. 153.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1854-58.

Marriage
He married Charlotte Morris on 18th December, 1879, in Ballarat, Victoria. She was the daughter of Thomas Morris and Anna Rees.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Shetland in 1859. He served in Firth and Stennis, Orkney, 1860-62; Cunningsburgh, Shetland, 1862-75; and in the Presbyterian Church of Victoria in Deliniquin, New South Wales – Ulupna, Victoria, from 18th July, 1876, till 16th November, 1877; Coghill’s Creek – Miners’ Rest from 15th May, 1878, till his retirement on 7th March, 1888.

Death
He died on 30th April, 1915, in Coburg, Victoria. His wife died there in 1906.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Source
Jghalcrow


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SPEIRS, JOHN

Born at Lochwinnoch, 1804. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Patna, Ayrshire, 1841. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. [See Under Dalmellington in Vol. 2.] Translated, 1845, to Kinglassie, Fife. Married, 1852, Elizabeth S. Laird. Died, 1878.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.63

He served in Dalmellington, Ayrshire; and Kinglassie, Fife.


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SPENCE, ADAM

Born at Edrom, 1814. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. After the Disruption he was employed as a catechist under the Presbytery of Duns and Chirnside, and was licensed by that Presbytery, 1845, “in consideration of his gifts and piety.” Ordained the same year at Houndwood. Married, 1851, Agnes Lorraine. Died, as the result of an accident, 1882.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 10th August, 1814, in Edrom, Berwickshire, the son of John Spence and Margaret Hetlie.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-46.

Marriage
He married Agnes Lorraine on 4th June, 1851, at 1 Park Place, Coldingham, Berwickshire. She was born about 1815 in Whitsome, Berwickshire, the daughter of George Lorraine, manufacturer, and his wife Elizabeth.

Ministry
He served in Grant’s House, Berwickshire.

Death
He was thrown from his horse while returning from pastoral visits on 20th January, 1882, and died three days later – in Coldingham, Berwickshire. His wife died in 1893 in Duns, Berwickshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Eliza Spence baptized on 6th June, 1852, in Coldingham, Berwickshire. She married John Towert in 1883 in Grantshouse, Berwickshire. He was Presbyterian minister in Neston, Cheshire, England, for many years. She died in the 4th quarter of 1894 in Wirral, Cheshire, England.

(2) Mary Margaret Spence baptized on 14th May, 1854, in Coldingham, Berwickshire. She lived with her widowed brother-in-law for some years. She died in the 1st quarter of 1920 in Wirral, Cheshire, England.

(3) John Buchan Spence born on 20th November, 1856, in Coldingham, Berwickshire. He was Medical Superintendent of the Lunatic Asylum in Ceylon. He was Lecturer in Medical Jurisprudence at the Medical College there. He died on 12th August, 1929, in Marylebone, London, England.

Sources
The London Gazette, 22 October, 1929

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

Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 9th June, 1851


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SPENCE, ALEXANDER, D.D. (Aberdeen)

Born, 1804. Son of Rev. W. Spence, of Glenbuchat. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1837, at Footdee (St. Clement’s Church), Aberdeen. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1845, Janet Gibb ; and, 1852, Janet Auchie. Became senior minister, 1878. Was clerk of the Free Presbytery of Aberdeen. Died, 1890.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.28

His father, William Spence, was a minister (see FES, Vol.6, p.127), as was his son, Alexander Easton Spence; and his daughters married Free Church ministers: Mary Jane Spence married Robert Urquhart; and Katherine Easton Spence married James MacKissack Shiach.

He served in St. Clement’s, Aberdeen.


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SPENCE, ALEXANDER EASTON

Born at Aberdeen, 1860. Son of the foregoing. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Insch, Aberdeenshire, 1886. Married, 1890, Barbara M. Cowan.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.310

He was the son of Alexander Spence, a Free Church minister. See there for further ministerial connections.

He served in Insch, Aberdeenshire.


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SPENCE, JAMES

Born at Edinburgh, 1830. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Stobhill, 1862. Translated, 1866, to Ladhope, Galashiels. Married, the same year, Helen H. Baxter. Became senior minister, 1898.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.88

He served in Gorebridge, Mislothian; and Ladhope, Roxburghshire.


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SPENCE, SAMUEL, LL.D.

Born at Dumfries, 1803. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall of United Secession Church. Ordained at Russell Street, Liverpool, 1833. Married, 1834, Marjory H. Dick. Translated, 1838, to Dundee, Wishart Church. Joined the Free Church, 1844. Settled at Kilbirnie the same year. Became senior minister, 1880. Died, 1891.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 8th December, 1802, in Dumfries, the son of Samuel Spence.

Education
He attended Dumfries Academy. After studying in Edinburgh University, in 1826 he entered the United Secession Divinity Hall.

Marriage
He married Marjory Hutton Dick. She was baptized on 7th August, 1811, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the daughter of Thomas Dick and Marjory Rutherford.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Secession Church and ordained in Russell Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, on 3rd January, 1833. He was inducted to the Wishart Secession Church, Dundee, on 24th October, 1838. He resigned in June, 1844, and became a Free Church minister. In his farewell sermon, he dwelt long on “the divisions and heresies within her pale”. But the newspaper commentator spoke of his congregation having fallen off: “we apprehend the offerings of his diminished flock were but an inadequate remuneration for his labour among them. It has, therefore, been surmised that the advantages of the Sustentation Fund have had their due weight in bringing about this change.” His Presbytery did not immediately accept his resignation and he renounced their authority. He was called to Carluke on 24th September, 1844, but chose to be inducted in East, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, on 10th October, 1844, his call having been signed by 270 people. He retired to the suburbs of London in 1880.

Death
He died on 30th January, 1891, in Croydon, London, England. His wife died there in the 4th quarter of 1901.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Samuel Spence

Glasgow Herald, 7th June, 1844

Dundee Courier, 18th June, 1844; 30th July, 1844

Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 30th September, 1844


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SPENCER, ALEXANDER

Born, 1793. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions in 1843. Ordained, 1845, at Ordiquhill, Banffshire. Married, 1856, Catherine Mackay. Became senior minister, 1873. Died, 1874.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 9th July, 1793, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the son of Robert Spencer, hosier, and Jean Smith. He was parish school-master in Fordoun, Kincardineshire, in 1841.

Marriage
He married Catharine Mackay on 2nd December, 1856, in Cullen, Banffshire. She was born about 1805 in Thurso, Caithness.

Ministry
He was ordained in Ordiquhill and Ord, Banffshire, on 23rd January, 1845. George Grant MacDonald was ordained as his colleague and successor in 1873.

Death
He died in 1874 in Banchory Devenick, Kincardineshire. His wife died there in 1882.

Family
There is no evidence that they had any issue.


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STALKER, JAMES, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Crieff, 1848. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1874, at Kirkcaldy (St. Brycedale). Married, 1878, Joanna H. L. Alexander; and, 1884, Charlotte M. Brown Douglas. Translated to Glasgow, St. Matthew’s, 1887.

Publications.—Life of Christ, and Life of St. Paul (“Bible Class Handbooks”). The Preacher and his Models (Yale Lectures). Imago Christi. The Trial and Death of Jesus Christ. The Christology of Jesus (Cunningham Lectures). The Atonement, etc.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.583

He served in St. Brycedale, Kirkcaldy, Fife; and St. Matthew’s, Glasgow.


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STALKER, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1842. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained missionary to Natal, 1873. Resigned, 1881. Became teacher in Maritzburg College.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 25th March, 1845

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1869-72.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh in 1872. By June 1873 he had been ordained for missionary work in South Africa.

Death
He died on 22nd March, 1909. There is a memorial stone to him in the Voortrekker Cemetery West, Pietermaritzburg, Natal.

Source
Kznpr


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STALKER, JOHN, M.A.

Born at Polmuir, Aberdeen, 1857. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Blairdaff, 1887. Married, 1888, Isabella Duncan Philip.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.404

He served in Blairdaff, Aberdeenshire.


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STARK, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Kilsyth, 1786. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall of Burgher Synod. Ordained Burgher minister at Falkirk, 1808. Resigned, 1818, and joined the Church of Scotland. Thereafter Mr. Stark took a full four years’ course in the Edinburgh Divinity Hall. Became assistant at Lerwick, 1824. Ordained at Sandwick, Shetland, 1830. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to Closeburn, Dumfries-shire. Resigned, 1849. Died, 1881. He was probably the oldest minister in Scotland at the time of his death.


Supplementary Information

Scott, Annals, p.483

FES, Vol.7, p.289

He served in Harray and Sandwick, Shetland; and Closeburn, Dumfries-shire.


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STARK, JAMES

Born at Cumbernauld, 1810. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Burgher Synod. Ordained at Cartsdyke, Greenock, 1834. In 1839 Mr. Stark and his congregation joined the Church of Scotland. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. In 1854 he removed with his congregation to a new church in Greenock, known later as Wellpark Church. Became senior minister, 1872. Was clerk of the Free Presbytery of Greenock. Died, 1890.

Publications.—Correspondence with the Rev. Dr. Ritchie of Edinburgh in reference to the Discussion at Kirkintilloch on Ecclesiastical Establishments, 1836. Re-Union of Seceders with the Church of Scotland, 1838. Fermented Wine, its use in the Sacrament Right and Scriptural, 1839. The Church Question Briefly Considered, 1843, etc.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.198

Scott, Annals, p.511

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

He served in Well Park, Greenock, Renfrewshire.


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STARK, JOSEPH, M.A.

Born, 1798. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ordained at Kilfinnan, 1832, having learned Gaelic with a view to accepting this charge. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1870. Died, 1877.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.30

He served in Kilfinnan, Argyll.

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


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STARK, THOMAS

Born at Chryston, 1803. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Became assistant to the minister of Lanark, and was ordained the first minister of a new quoad sacra parish there, 1841. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1846, Helen Purdie. Died, 1869.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.311

He served in Lanark.

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


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STEEL, JOHN, D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Glasgow, 1842. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at St. David’s, Kirkintilloch, 1869. Married, 1870, Agnes Miller. Translated to Greenhead United Presbyterian Church, Glasgow, 1878.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.225

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


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STEEL, ROBERT, D.D.

Born, 1827. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Millport, 1852. Married, 1853, Mary Allardyce. Translated, 1855, to Salford; 1859, to Cheltenham; and, 1861, to Sydney, New South Wales. Dr. Steel was elected one of the first council of St. Andrew’s College, New South Wales. Died, 1893.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 15th May, 1827, in Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, the son of James Steel, colliery agent, and Ann Gillespie.

Education
His mother having died, he was taken to Scotland and attended Ochiltree Parish School, Ayrshire, and the Royal Burgh Academy, Ayr. He matriculated at Aberdeen University in 1843 and graduated M.A. in 1846. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1846-50. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree by the University of Gottingen, Germany, in 1861. He received an honorary D.D. degree from Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1872.

Marriage
He married Mary Jane Allardyce in 1853 in Huntly, Aberdeenshire. She was born about 1823, the daughter of John Allardyce and Elspet Cuthbert.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Irvine and assisted in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, before being ordained in Cumbrae, Bute, in 1852. He was translated to Salford, Lancashire, England, on 16th October, 1855; and Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, and in Sydney, New South Wales. From 1862 to 1866 he edited the Presbyterian Magazine and later the Witness for five years.

Death
He died on 9th October, 1893, at North Sydney, New South Wales, and was buried in the Presbyterian section of Rookwood cemetery, there. His wife died on 16th April, 1890, in New South Wales.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Dr John James Steel born about 1855 in Scotland. He died of dysentery in 1900 at Taku, China, while on active service with the New South Wales naval contingent.

(2) Rev. Robert Alexander Steel, M.A., born in the 3rd quarter of 1856 in Salford, Lancashire, England. He was educated at Sydney Grammar School and Sydney University. He served in New South Wales as minister successively in Moss Vale; Queanbeyan; and Campbelltown. He married and had a family, one of his sons being a minister. He died in 1916 in Burwood, New South Wales.

(3) Anne Gillespie Steel born in the 3rd quarter of 1859 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. She married Edward K. Satchell in 1880 in Sydney, New South Wales. She died in 1948 in Burwood, New South Wales.

(4) Hugh Peden Steel born in 1865 in Sydney, New South Wales. He was a solicitor. He died in 1944 in Burwood, New South Wales.

They also had two other daughters who married and were still living at the time of their father’s death.

Sources
Adb

Oa.anu

Manchester Times, Manchester, Lancashire, England, 20th October, 1855


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STEELE, ALEXANDER

Born, 1816. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained at Dalry, Ayrshire, 1844. Married, 1849, Marion Robertson. Died, 1884.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 5th March, 1815, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the son of William Steele and Mary Allan.

Marriage
He married Marion Robertson in July, 1849, the marriage being recorded on the 7th in Dalry, Ayrshire, and on the 11th in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She was baptized on 20th February, 1818, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the daughter of Ross Robertson and Minie Robertson.

Ministry
“Alexander Steel, Burghead, Elgin” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was called to Dalry, Ayrshire, on 21st March, 1844, and was ordained there on 30th April that year.

Death
He died on 27th September, 1884, in Dalry, Ayrshire. His wife died in 1902 in West Kilbride, Ayrshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Robertson Steele born about 1853 in Dalry, Ayrshire. In 1871 he was a drapery warehouseman; by 1891 he was a South African merchant; and by 1911 he was a Gentleman. He married Jane Yuill in 1886 in Kinning Park, Glasgow. He died in the 2nd quarter of 1928 in Kensington, London, England.

(2) William Steele born on 1st May, 1855, in Dalry, Ayrshire. He married Mildred Forsyth Molison who was born in Sidney, New South Wales.

(3) Marion Robertson Steele born on 12th January, 1857, in Dalry, Ayrshire. She died there in 1861.

(4) Matthew Ross Steele born on 13th November, 1858, in Dalry, Ayrshire. He died there in 1861.

(5) Ross Stewart Steele born on 13th January, 1862, in Dalry, Ayrshire. He graduated B.M, C.M., from Glasgow University in 1883. He was at one stage a ship’s surgeon. He married: (i) Annie Jane Till in the 4th quarter of 1889 in Newport on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border, England; (ii) in the 2nd quarter of 1902, in the same place, he married either Mary Emily Hayward or Edith Evans. He died in the 2nd quarter of 1922 in Staffordshire, England.

Source
Geni


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STEELE, CHARLES, M.A.

Born at Stair, Ayrshire, 1859. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Cambusnethan, 1886. Married, 1894, J. Pillans. Resigned, 1895.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 8th September, 1859, in Ochiltree, Ayrshire, the son of John Steele, farmer, and Janet Miller.

Marriage
He married Jeanie Finnie Pillans in 1894 in Carluke, Lanarkshire. She was born on 4th August, 1869, in Carluke, Lanarkshire, the daughter of Alexander Pillans, bolt and rivet manufacturer, and Elizabeth Henderson Cadzow.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Ayr on 29th July, 1885. He was ordained in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, on 7th September, 1886. He resigned his charge on 25th June, 1895. In 1901 he is living on his farm, no occupation being stated. His wife appears to be living in Carluke under her maiden name with their daughter. In fact, in his death record his marital status is given as divorced.

Death
He died on 12th March, 1922, at Low Loudonstone, Stair, Ayrshire (Registration: 1922 614/ 8 Stair). He was then a railway porter; and his death was registered by a neighbour. His wife died in 1936 in Carluke, Lanarkshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alice Steele born about 1895, according to the census, in Carluke, Lanarkshire. Scotland’s People shows Alexa Steele born in Carluke, in 1895.


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STEELE, GEORGE, M.B., C.M.

Born, 1860. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1890, by special leave of the Assembly, medical missionary to Livingstonia, where he died, 1895.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 30th November, 1860, in Calton, Glasgow, the son of James Steele and Jane York. By the time he was two, he was an orphan and was brought up by his older brothers and sisters.

Education
He attended the Buchanan Institute in Glasgow. He left school at 13, worked as a draper, and in a boot and shoe business, while studying in the evenings. He entered Glasgow University and graduated M.B., C.M., in 1889. He was due to be on furlough from 1st May, 1895, and had planned to visit Australia and Scotland. But he delayed his furlough.

Death
He died of fever on 24th June, 1895, in Ngoniland, Livingstonia.

Sources
Thompson, T. Jack, Christianity in Northern Malawi: Donald Fraser’s Missionary Methods and Ngoni Culture, Brill, 1995, p.65

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 15th August, 1895


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STEPHEN, JOHN, M.A.

Born in the parish of New Machar, 1800. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained at John Knox’s Church, Aberdeen, 1838. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, the same year, Annie Mitchell. Became senior minister, 1878. Died, 1881.

Publications.—Exposition of the Epistle to the Romans. Lectures on Psalm 119. An Answer to Dr. Colenso.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.11

He served in John Knox, Aberdeen.

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


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STEPHEN, WILLIAM

Born at Tullynessle, Aberdeenshire, in 1840. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained missionary to Bombay, 1869. Married, the same year, Agnes Laing. Retired, 1873. Settled at Kelty, 1876.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.350

He served in Kelty, Fife.


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STEVEN, GEORGE, M.A., D.D.

Born at Arbroath, 1845. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Logiealmond, 1877. Translated to St. Bernard’s, Edinburgh, 1885. Married, 1893, May Cochrane Pedersen.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.27

He served in Logiealmond, Perthshire; and St. Bernard’s, Edinburgh.


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STEVEN, WILLIAM

Born at Muthill, 1837. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Gordon, 1872. Translated to Selkirk, 1873. Married, 1879, Mary Gowans.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.92

He served in Gordon, Berwickshire; and Selkirk.


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STEVENS, ANDREW

Born, 1811. Married, 1845, Marion Campbell. Ordained at Bonhill, 1848. Resigned, owing to ill-health, 1854, with the view of going to America.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 3rd March, 1811, in Edinburgh, the son of Andrew Stevens and Grace Buchanan Campbell.

Marriage
He married Marian Campbell on 8th January, 1845. She was born on 20th January, 1825, in St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of Colin Campbell and his wife Amy.

Ministry
He served as assistant in North Leith, Edinburgh, before going to New Brunswick, Canada, in 1840. There he did missionary work in Kings County. In 1841, he was inducted as first minister in Sussexvale and Springfield, Kings County. In 1844 he was translated to St James and St Stephen’s in the town of St Andrew’s, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada.

Returning to Scotland, he served in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire, but resigned in 1854 on health grounds. He briefly returned to New Brunswick in 1855; then organised a missionary Church in Paris, Ontario, Canada where he remained till 1859.

Again returning to Scotland he served in West Calder, West Lothian, from 1860 till he was sent to New Zealand in 1865. There he served in Wallacetown, Southland Presbytery, from 4th April, 1866, till his retiral on 6th April, 1881.

Death
He died on 9th January, 1892, in Wallacetown, New Zealand. His wife died there on 8th April, 1881.

Family
They are said to have had fifteen children:

(1) Andrew Stevens born on 22nd December, 1845, in Edinburgh. He died there on 11th January, 1846.

(2) Grace Stevens born on 26th May, 1847, in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire. She died that same year on 30th September.

(3) Colin Campbell Stevens born on 12th August, 1848, in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire. He died on 10th January, 1887, in Wallacetown, New Zealand.

(4) Jane Ewing Stevens born on 25th March, 1850, in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire. She died on 12th August, 1933, in Wallacetown, New Zealand.

(5) Andrew Stevens born on 4th May, 1851, in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire. He died on 16th November that same year.

(6) Marian Campbell Stevens born on 4th June, 1852, in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire. She married Walter Riddle on 7th February, 1877, in Wallacetown, New Zealand. She died there on 18th August, 1922.

(7) John Wardlaw Stevens born on 4th September, 1853, in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire. He married Jane Riddle in 1879 in New Zealand. He died on 24th September, 1936, in New Zealand.

(8) James Gray Stevens born on 12th January, 1855, in St Stephen’s, New Brunswick, Canada. He died on 24th May, 1855, in Paris, Ontario, Canada.

(9) Margaret Campbell Stevens born on 4th June, 1856, in Paris, Ontario, Canada. A person of this name married Archibald Sallans in 1880 in New Zealand, according to the official New Zealand records. This is a misprint for Sellars – for Margaret Campbell Sellars died in 1947 in New Zealand aged 91.

(10) Alexander Stevens born on 4th October, 1857, in Paris, Ontario, Canada. He died on 22nd September, 1940, in New Zealand.

(11) Roben Irvine Stevens born on 3rd January, 1859, in Paris, Ontario, Canada – died in December, 1859, at sea.

(12) Campbell Stevens born on 16th November, 1860, in Livingston, West Lothian. He died on 15th December, 1896, in Wallacetown, New Zealand.

(13) George Frederick Stevens born on 15th January, 1862, in Livingston, West Lothian. He died there on 26th August, 1864.

(14) Ann Wardlaw Stevens born on 30th July, 1863, in West Calder, West Lothian. She died there on 12th March, 1865.

(15) Amy Grace Stevens born 0n 27th October, 1865, in Invercargill, New Zealand. She died on 25th October, 1955.

Sources
NZetc

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register


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STEVENSON, ANDREW, M.B.

Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall, United Secession Church. Ordained, 1846, missionary to Jamaica, under the Colonial Committee, by authority of the General Assembly. Died, 1848.


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STEVENSON, GEORGE

Born at Alton, Milton of Campsie, 1817. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained at Tullibody, 1843. The first licentiate ordained in the Free Church. In 1845 Mr. Stevenson acted as a deputy to Canada, and, 1856, was appointed missionary of the Canadian Church to India. Married Anne Reddie. The outbreak of the Mutiny in 1857 obliged him to return home, and in 1858 he was settled at Pulteneytown. Became senior minister, 1886. Died the same year.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 26th October, 1817, in Campsie, Stirlingshire, the son of William Stevenson, farmer, and Marion Ferrie, (who was the daughter of William Ferrie of Newlands). For some family connections, see the Stevenson Tree.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1830.

Marriage
He married Anne Reddie on 6th June, 1848, in Alloa, Clackmannanshire. She was born on 17th and baptized on 30th June, 1816, in Orwell, Kinross-shire, the daughter of John Reddie and Elizabeth Thomson.

Ministry
“George Stevenson, Alloa” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. After license he worked as missionary in East Kilbride, and Alloa, prior to ordination. He was ordained in Tullibody, Clackmannanshire; and, after his return from India, was settled in Pulteneytown, Caithness. Nigel Roberton was elected there in 1886 as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died suddenly on 6th December, 1886, at 14 Polwarth Gardens, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1895 in Crieff, Perthshire.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Source
The Free Church Monthly, February 1, 1887, Biographical Notice


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STEVENSON, HUGH, M.A.

Born at Beith, Ayrshire, 1864. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Dunblane, 1893. Married, the same year, Eleanor S. Kennedy.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.310

He served in Dunblane, Perthshire.


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STEVENSON, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Kilmarnock, 1810. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Newton-on-Ayr, 1836. Married, 1840, Mary Mackinlay. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1865.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.14

He was the brother of John Stevenson a Free Church minister.

He served in Newton-on-Ayr, Ayr.

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


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STEVENSON, JOHN

Born, 1812. Brother of the foregoing. Ordained at Barrhill, Ayrshire, 1849. Married, 1865, Hannah Matheson. Died, 1868.


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Background
He was born about 1812 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, the son of Alexander Stevenson, shoe-maker, and his wife Janet. He was brother of James Stevenson, a Free Church minister.

Marriage
He married Hannah Manners Mathieson on 21st February, 1865, in High Church, Glasgow. She was born about 1834 in Glasgow, the daughter of Alexander Mathieson, master plane maker, of Saracen Tool Works, and his wife Anne.

Ministry
He was called to Barrhill and to Colmonell, both in Ayrshire, on the same day: 4th July, 1849. He chose Barrhill.

Death
He died on 24th March, 1868, in Barrhill, Ayrshire. His wife died on 28th July, 1889, at Hazelbank, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Baillie Stevenson born on 17th April, 1867, in Colmonell, Ayrshire. He died in 1869 in Ayr.

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

Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 9th July, 1849

Glasgow Herald, 30th July, 1889


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STEVENSON, ROBERT

Born at Edinburgh, 1819. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Abernethy, Perthshire, 1856. Married, 1858, Janet Thomson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.327

He served in Abernethy,, Perthshire.


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STEVENSON, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Gask, 1839. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1864, missionary to Madras. Resigned, 1883 [List of missionaries says 1884.], and returned to this country. Became secretary of the Women’s Foreign Mission. Married, 1867, Fordyce M. Watt.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1839 in Findo Gask, Perthshire, the son of James Stevenson, mason, and Elizabeth Young.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1859-63. He attended lectures in Tubingen, Germany, in the summer of 1863.

Marriage
He married Fordyce Margaret Watt. She was born 17th April, 1841, in Canongate, Edinburgh, the daughter of Andrew Watt, saddler, and Elizabeth Hutton.

Ministry
He was licensed on 6th October, 1863, by the Free Presbytery of Auchterarder; and was invited on 23rd October, 1863, on behalf of the Committee by Dr Robert S. Candlish to accept an appointment to India. He replied stating that he was engaged to work in Brechin, Angus, for three months. Candlish wrote again in February, 1864; and Stevenson accepted the appointment. As a result he was appointed to the Madras mission on 22nd March, 1864. He resigned from the mission on family grounds – to go back he would have to leave six children behind in Scotland. On 23rd February, 1911, his 25 years of service as Secretary of the Women’s Foreign Mission Committee.

Death
He died on 22nd August, 1916, in Crieff, Perthshire. His wife died in 1916 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Elizabeth Stevenson born about 1871 in Madras, India.

(2) Colin Graham Stevenson born on 22nd March, 1873, at the Free Church Mission House, Madras, India. A person of this name married in Queensland: (i) Jessie Eva Berry in 1905; and (ii) Stella Ottoway in 1923. He died in 1954 in Queensland.

(3) Fordyce Mary Stevenson born on 3rd July, 1874, in Edinburgh. She died in the 4th quarter of 1948 in Okehampton, Devon, England.

(4) Isabella Watt Stevenson born about 1876 in Madras, India. She died in 1951 in Gamrie, Banffshire.

(5) Mary Alexandra Stevenson born about 1879 in Madras, India.

(6) Grace Rhoda Stevenson born about 1880 in Madras, India. She married Daniel MacKinnon Hamilton on 11th April, 1916, in Calcutta, Bengal, India. This man is not to be confused with Sir Daniel MacKinnon Hamilton who also married a Free Church minister’s daughter in India: Mary Elizabeth Brown the daughter of William Elmslie Brown.

(7) Dorothy W. Stevenson born about 1881 in Madras, India.

(8) William Abercrombie Stevenson born in 1883 in Ayr. A person of this name was appointed as a special constable in British Columbia in 1926.

Source
Mundus

The Stevenson Papers, NLS, Acc 9200/3

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

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 15 April, 1873, p.8; 24th February, 1911, p.11


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STEVENSON, WILLIAM HENDERSON

Born at Dundee, 1853. Appointed, 1876, lay evangelist among the Santals of India. Ordained, 1887, with the authority of the General Assembly. Married, 1876, Mary M. Black. Died at Pachamba, 1888. [List of missionaries says 1889.]


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Background
He was born in 1843 in Dundee. His father was a mason and his mother – Elizabeth – was a china merchant.

He was brought up in Auchterarder – in 1861 he was with his grand-parents there – and attended the Free Church school there and the Free Church Normal Seminary in Glasgow. He then taught as an assistant first in St John’s Academy in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, and then in the Free Church School, Partick, Glasgow.

Marriage
He married Mary M. Black in 1876 in Gorbals, Glasgow. She was born about 1851 in Glasgow.

Ministry
He was ordained at the beginning of 1888.

Death
He died of cholera on 13th August, 1888, in Pachamba, India. His wife died in 1919 in Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William D.H. Stevenson, born about 1878 in Pachamba, Bengal, India. In 1901 he was a medical student.

(2) John B. Stevenson born about 1880 in Pachamba, Bengal, India.

(3) Elizabeth B. Stevenson born about 1882 in Pachamba, Bengal, India.

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


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STEWART, ALEXANDER

Born in the manse of Moulin, Perthshire, 1794. Son of Dr. Stewart, afterwards of Dingwall and Edinburgh. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and after an interval spent in business resumed his studies at the University, Glasgow. Licensed by the Presbytery of Lorne, 1822. Ordained minister of the Chapel-of-Ease, Rothesay, 1824. Translated, the same year, to Cromarty. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. In 1847 Mr. Stewart was elected to St. George’s, Edinburgh, upon Dr. Candlish’s appointment to a professorship in the New College. When the call came before the Presbytery of Chanonry Mr. Stewart intimated acceptance. But the excitement consequent upon the prospect of removal from Cromarty to the metropolis brought on fever, of which he died later that year. Hugh Miller wrote warmly of Mr. Stewart’s extraordinary gifts as a preacher.

Publication.—Posthumous.—The Tree of Promise, with Memoir by Dr. Beith of Stirling, compiled from the skeleton outlines from which he had discoursed.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.6

For some family connections, see the MacLaine Stewart Tree.

He served in Cromarty, Ross and Cromarty.

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Stewart, Alexander


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STEWART, ALEXANDER, M.A.

Born at Loch Earn, 1811. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Became tutor in the island of Rum. Licensed by the Presbytery of Skye, 1836, he acted as missionary to the Highlanders in the Presbytery of Paisley. Ordained at Killin, 1839. Married, the same year, Janet Robertson. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1877. Died, 1883.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.185

He served in Killin, Stirlingshire.

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


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STEWART, ALEXANDER

Born at Fort George, 1827. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Appointed to the station at Whifflet, 1857. Ordained, 1859, at Chapelhall. Died, 1868.


Supplementary Information

He served in Chapelhall, Lanarkshire.

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


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STEWART, ALEXANDER

Born at Ferintosh, 1852. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained a[t] Newton-Stewart, 1884. Married, 1885, Elizabeth Massey, and, 1890, Mary J. Rae.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.118

He served in Newton-Stewart – Penninghame and Minnigaff, or Creebridge, Wigtownshire.


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STEWART, ALEXANDER MORRIS, D.D.

Born at London. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Arbroath, High Street, 1897. Married, the same year, Mary Gordon.

Publication.—The Church of Scotland from the Time of Queen Margaret to the Reformation.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.395

It is probable that his wife was Margaret Mary Gordon, the sister of Francis Gordon, a Free Church minister.

He served in High Street, Arbroath, Angus.


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STEWART, ANGUS

Born at Catacol, Arran, 1823. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kilmartin, 1862. Married, 1865, Jane Thomson. Translated, 1876, to Whiting Bay, Arran.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.155

He served in Kilmartin, Argyll; and Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran, Bute.


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STEWART, CHARLES

Born in the parish of Dull, Perthshire, 1800. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Stephen’s, Perth, 1838. Married, 1839, Anna Grey. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Kirkmichael, Perthshire, 1843. [Vol. 2 under St. Stephen’s says 1844.] Died, 1852.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.240

He served in St. Stephen’s, Perth; and Kirkmichael, Perthshire.


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STEWART, CHARLES

Born, 1806. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained at Fort William, 1840. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Mr. Stewart was twice married, his second wife being Jane Burns. Became senior minister, 1880. Died, 1886.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.131

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

He served in Fort William, Inverness-shire.

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


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STEWART, CHARLES CALDER

Born at Dingwall, 1804. Son of Dr. Stewart, Edinburgh. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1832, at Aberdalgie, Perthshire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1843, to Dunning; and, 1847, to Scone. Became senior minister, 1873. Died, 1876.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.195

For some family connections, see the MacLaine Stewart Tree.

He served in Dunning; and Scone – both Perthshire.


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STEWART, DAVID

Born at Dunoon, 1830. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Pollokshaws, East, 1857. Married, 1880, Isabella Stirling. Became senior minister, 1887.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.239

He served in Pollokshaws – East, Glasgow.


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STEWART, DONALD

Born, 1797. Ordained at Glengairn, Aberdeenshire, 1833. Married, 1839, Marie L. Wilson. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. The Free Church congregation took the name of Cromar. Became senior minister, 1877. Died, 1879.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 15th November, 1797, in Contin, Ross and Cromarty, the son of John Stewart, catechist, and Catherine Stewart. His brother was Rev. Murdoch Stewart of Cape Breton – see, for example, FES, Vol.7, p.608.

Marriage
He married Marie Louisa Wilson in May, 1839. The marriage was recorded in Glenmuick, Aberdeenshire, on the 19th; and in Tarland and Migvie, Aberdeenshire, on the 31st. She was baptized on 9th April, 1817, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the daughter of Anthony Wilson, ship’s captain, and Louisa Rose.

Minister
He was settled in Cromar (Braes of Cromar and Coldstone), Aberdeenshire, on 24th April, 1844. Alexander West was settled as his colleague and successor in 1878.

Death
He died in 1879 in Old Machar, Aberdeen. His wife died on 29th April, 1883, at 29 Broomhill Place, Aberdeen.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Sources
Aberdeen Journal, Notes And Queries, Vol. IV, 1911

Forgottenbooks

Books.google

Rootschat

The Aberdeen Journal, 1st May, 1844


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STEWART, DONALD, M.A.

Born at Edderton, Ross, 1863. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cruden, Aberdeenshire, 1893.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.440

He served in Cruden, Aberdeenshire.


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STEWART, DONALD C.

Born in Argyllshire, 1858. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Inveraray, 1889. Married, 1890, Susan Carson Meikle.


Supplementary Information

Donald Campbell Stewart

FUFC, p.284

He served in Inveraray, Argyll.


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STEWART, DUNCAN, M.A.

Born in the parish of Dunblane, 1841. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Hawick, St. Andrew’s, 1868. Married, 1890, Mary J. S. Mitchell.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.82

For some family connections, see the Shaw Tree.

He served in St. Andrew’s, Hawick, Roxburghshire.


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STEWART, GEORGE

Born at Barney, Hertfordshire, 1829. Studied at the University, London, and Airedale College. Settled at Croftchapel, Hastings, 1854. Married, 1856, Adelaide Keen. Afterwards laboured at Mitcham, Surrey, and in Newcastle. Installed at Ewing Place, Glasgow, 1871. Admitted to the Free Church, 1879. Settled at Trinity, Glasgow, the same year. Resigned, 1884.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was b0rn on 24th July, 1829, in Wood St Barnet, Hertfordshire, England, the son of Alexander Stewart, minister, and Ann Kezia White.

Marriage
He married Adelaide Keen in the 4th quarter of 1856 in Eton, Buckinghamshire, England. She was born about 1832 in Farnham, Suffolk, England.

Ministry
When he became minister of Ewing Place Congregational Church, Glasgow, in 1871, he was described as “late of Newcastle-on-Tyne”. He was received into the Free Church in 1879. He then officiated in Trinity, Glasgow, until he was inducted there later that year.

Death
His wife died in the 1st quarter of 1910 in West Ham, London, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Ada Mary Stewart born in October, 1857, in Kingston, London, England. She married Thomas Francis Shaw in the 2nd quarter of 1888 in Reading, Berkshire, England. She died on 6th March, 1939, in Leeds North, Yorkshire, England.

(2) George Alexander Stewart born in March, 1859, in Croydon, London, England. He married Lillian Augusta Monk on 19th March, 1889, in West Bengal, India. He was a ship and freight broker. He is said to have died on 15th August, 1903, in Calcutta, Bengal, India.

(3) Jessie Stewart Stewart born on 17th November, 1860, in Croydon, London, England. She married Frederick Boyle in the 2nd quarter of 1893 in Reading, Berkshire, England. She died on 25th June, 1954, in Manchester, Lancashire, England.

(4) Robert Haldane Stewart born on 15th January, 1862, in Croydon, London, England. He married: (i) Louise Stedall in the 1st quarter of 1891 in West Ham, London, England; (ii) Nancy on 2nd November, 1905, in London, England. He was a book-keeper/office manager; and lived in Macon, Georgia, USA, and he died there on 2nd November, 1946.

(5) Emma Welch Stewart born in the 2nd quarter of 1863 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. She married Oscar Milner Booth in the 4th quarter of 1890 in Reading, Berkshire, England.

(6) Florence Keen Stewart born in the 1st quarter of 1865 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. She married Edwin Rose, draper, in the 2nd quarter of 1887 in Lewisham, London, England. She died on 5th January, 1934, in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, England.

(7) Richard Keen Stewart born in the 3rd quarter of 1866 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. He died on 7th September, 1942, in High Point, North Carolina, USA.

(8) Louisa Ellen Stewart born in the 4th quarter of 1868 in Bromley, Kent, England.

(9) Edward Stanley Stewart born on 10th October, 1869, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. He married Elvira Deborath Hume on 16th March, 1902, in Forsyth, Rosebud, Montana, USA. He was a farmer. He died on 23rd October, 1945, in Ballantine, Yellowstone, Montana, USA.

Source
Glasgow Herald, 17th October, 1871


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STEWART, GEORGE

Born at Botriphnie, Banffshire. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Went to New South Wales and was licensed by the Presbytery of Sydney, 1890. Ordained in 1891. Returned to Scotland, 1895. Admitted a minister of the Free Church, 1896. Settled at Crawfurdsburn, Greenock, 1899.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.180

Ward and Prentis, Presbyterian Ministers, p.156

He served in Crawfurdsburn, Greenock.


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STEWART, GILBERT

Born at Shettleston, 1824. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Laboured for a time at Shettleston. Ordained at Barrhead, 1850. Married, 1856, Mary Cunningham. Translated to Perth, West, 1861. Resigned, 1863. Took charge of East Miller Street station, Glasgow, 1865. It was sanctioned in 1868, and he became the first minister. Died, 1872.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 26th July and baptized on 2nd September, 1824, in Barony, Glasgow, the son of John Stewart, workman, and Jean McNiel.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1839, and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-47.

Marriage
He married Mary Cunningham on 25th March, 1856, in Neilston, Renfrewshire. She was born on 24th May and baptized on 5th June, 1825, in Neilston, Renfrewshire, the daughter of Bogle Cunningham and Mary Macvey.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1847. He was ordained in Barrhead, Renfrewshire. On 21st October, 1858, he was called to Hilltown, Dundee, but he remained in Barrhead. He was chaplain to the 7th Company of Barrhead Volunteers. In September, 1861, the Presbytery of Paisley agreed to his translation to West, Perth and he was inducted there on 30th October that year. In February, 1863, he resigned his charge and did not request a Presbyterial Certificate. He lived in retirement for about two years. He was settled in Dennistoun, Glasgow, on 10th September, 1868, after working there since 1865.

Death
He died on 18th May, 1872, at 22 Canning Place, Glasgow. His wife died in 1897 in Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Stewart born on 4th July, 1857, in Neilston, Renfrewshire.

(2) Mary Stewart born on 20th November, 1858, in Neilston, Renfrewshire.

(3) Jane Stewart born on 28th July, 1860, in Neilston, Renfrewshire.

(4) Isobella Cunningham Stewart born on 28th February, 1862, in Perth. She died in 1939 in Cathcart, Glasgow.

(5) George Bogle Stewart born on 29th July, 1864, in Row, Dunbartonshire.

(6) Gilbert Alexander Stewart born on 30th September, 1867, in Bridgeton, Glasgow.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Gilbert Stewart.

The Aberdeen Journal, 18th February, 1863

Glasgow Herald, 30th May, 1860

The Caledonian Mercury, 12th February, 1863


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STEWART, HUGH A.

Born in Java, 1824. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Penicuik, 1854. Became senior minister, 1886. Died, 1893.


Supplementary Information

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Background
He was born on 26th December, 1823, in Java, the son of Major Ludovick Stewart of Pitovack and Margaret Fraser of Newton.

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

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Aberlour on 9th October, 1849. He was ordained in Penicuik, Midlothian. On 23rd November, 1886, Samuel Rutherford Crockett was ordained as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died on 4th May, 1893, in Elgin, Moray.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.

Source
Electricscotland


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STEWART, JAMES

Born in the parish of Govan, 1813. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Wallacetown quoad sacra, Ayr, 1838. Translated, 1842, to South Church, Aberdeen. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1846.

Publication.—Posthumous.—Remains of the Rev. James Stewart, with Memoir by the Rev. R. Craig, Rothesay. Outlines of Discourses, Doctrinal and Expository, with Prefatory Note by Professor Smeaton, and Memoir of the Author.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.31

He served in South, Aberdeen.


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STEWART, JAMES, M.D., D.D. (Glasgow)

Born at Edinburgh, 1831. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. After receiving licence from the Presbytery of Edinburgh Mr. Stewart took a full course of medical study in the University, Glasgow. In 1862-64 he explored a large part of Central Africa. Ordained, 1865, missionary to Lovedale, so named after Dr. Love, of Glasgow, one of the early promoters of missions. Married, 1866, Williamina Stephen. In 1870 Dr. Stewart became Principal of the Lovedale Institution. When home in 1874, after having taken part in the burial of Livingstone at Westminster Abbey, Dr. Stewart, in the Free Church Assembly, launched the scheme for the founding of a mission in Central Africa to be called Livingstonia. He spent nearly five years in establishing this mission, and then charge was taken over by Dr. Robert Laws. In the winter of 1892 Dr. Stewart delivered a course of lectures in the Free Church Colleges on Evangelistic Theology. In 1899 he was Moderator of the General Assembly.

Publications.—A Synopsis of Structural and Physiological Botany. Botanical Diagrams. Lovedale: Past and Present, 1884. Lovedale: Illustrated, 1894. Lovedale: its Origin, 1894. Kaffir Phrase Book and Vocabulary. Outlines of Kaffir Grammar.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.557


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STEWART, JAMES SMITH

Born at Edderton, Ross-shire, 1855. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Rathen, 1883. Married, 1885, Mary Wilson. Translated to Rutherford, Aberdeen, 1893.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.416

He served in Rathen, Aberdeenshire; and Rutherford, Aberdeen.

His son, John Stewart, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.551.


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STEWART, JOHN

Born at Perth, 1819. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Moulin, 1849. Married, 1855, Mary J. MacRae. Died, 1882.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 8th May, 1819, in Perth. But his parents moved to the Isle of Coll, Argyll, where he spent his early youth.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1848-53.

Marriage
He married Mary Joanna McRae on 15th August, 1855, in Kilmory, Bute. She was born on 2nd and baptized on 7th September, 1836, in Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty, the daughter of Donald McRae, minister, and Jessie Russell. See the tree of Alexander Fraser, Inverness, for some family connections.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dunkeld and was ordained in Moulin (Pitlochry), Perthshire, in July, 1849.

Death
He died on 11th January, 1882, at the Free Church Manse, Pitlochry, Moulin, Perthshire, and he was buried in the Moulin churchyard on 17th January. His wife died in 1917 in Caulfield, Victoria.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jessie Russel Stewart born on 28th November, 1856, in Moulin, Perthshire.

(2) Alexander John Stewart born on 11th December, 1858, in Moulin, Perthshire.

(3) Elizabeth Stewart born on 26th October, 1860, in Moulin, Perthshire.

(4) Donald McRae Stewart born on 17th October, 1862, in Moulin, Perthshire. He was a minister in Victoria, Australia. He died there in 1933.

(5) Margaret Robertson Stewart born on 24th January, 1864, in Moulin, Perthshire.

(6) William Russel Stewart born on 28th June, 1867, at the Free Church Manse, Moulin, Perthshire.

(7) Isabella Ann Stewart born on 8th June, 1870, in Moulin, Perthshire.

(8) Douglas Hunter Stewart born on 27th October, 1873, in Moulin, Perthshire.

Sources
Normanmacrae

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

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 2nd July, 1867


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STEWART, JOHN

Born in parish of Dull, 1820. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. For ten years Mr. Stewart took charge of the training institution of the Irish Church Mission in Dublin. Married, 1853, Mary Stewart. Ordained at Ardrishaig, 1868. Was clerk of the Presbytery of Inveraray.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.284

He served in Ardrishaig, Argyll.


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STEWART, JOHN, F.E.I.S.

Born at Edinburgh, 1821. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Andrew’s, Orkney, 1857. Married, 1872, Jane Innes Leslie. Became senior minister, 1891. When a student Mr. Stewart took a prominent part in forming the Sabbath Morning Fellowship Association; afterwards he was one of the three founders of the Young Men’s Christian Association, and became its first secretary.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 19th June, 1821, in Edinburgh, the son of John Stewart and Mary Paul.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1853-55.

Marriage
He married Jane Innes Leslie on 1st August, 1872, in St George, Edinburgh. She was born on 24th November and baptized on 26th December, 1832, in Edinburgh, the daughter of John Leslie, house proprietor, and Mary Wallace.

Ministry
He was ordained in St. Andrews, Orkney, on 29th November, 1858. On 13th September, 1891, James Cheyne was settled here as his colleague and successor.

Death
His wife died in 1916 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Paulina Stewart born on 13th October, 1873, in St Andrews, Orkney. She died in 1950 in Morningside, Edinburgh.


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STEWART, JOHN

Born at Broughty-Ferry, 1822. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1846, at Ardrossan. Married, 1848, Mary Hill. Died, 1886.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 9th and baptized on 17th October, 1822, in Dudhope House, Broughty Ferry, Angus, the son of John Stewart, nurseryman, and Janet Stewart.

Education
He enrolled in the University of St Andrews, Fife, 1838-43; and in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-45.

Marriage
He married Mary Hill on 24th February, 1848, the marriage being recorded both in Monifieth, Angus, and in Ardrossan, Ayrshire. She was born about 1820 in Dundee.

Ministry
He joined the Disruption procession to Tanfield Hall. After licence, he worked in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, before being ordained in September, 1846, in Ardrossan, Ayrshire.

Death
He died very suddenly on 1st March, 1886, in Ardrossan, Ayrshire. His wife died on 30th June, 1900, at Bellevue, Ardrossan, and was buried on 3rd July.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Stewart born about 1850 in Ardrossan, Ayrshire.

(2) David Stewart born about 1852 in Ardrossan, Ayrshire.

(3) Mary Stewart born on 22nd January, 1855, in Ardrossan, Ayrshire.

(4) Isabella Stewart born on 4th September, 1857, in Ardrossan, Ayrshire.

(5) Janet Stewart born on 16th October, 1859, in Ardrossan, Ayrshire.

(6) William Stewart born on 7th October, 1861, in Ardrossan, Ayrshire. In 1881 he was a bank clerk.

(7) Duncan Macfarlan Stewart born on 16th March, 1863, in Ardrossan, Ayrshire. In 1881 he was an apprentice engine fitter.

(8) James Hill Stewart born on 7th November, 1868, in Ardrossan, Ayrshire. He died on 9th January, 1893, in Melbourne, Victoria.

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

Glasgow Herald, 23rd February, 1893; 2nd July, 1900


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STEWART, JOHN, D.D.

Born at Renfrew, 1832. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Old Kilpatrick, 1861. Married, 1862, Elizabeth Stewart; and, 1898, Euphemia Donald. Translated, 1866, to North Shields; and, 1873, to Dennistoun, Glasgow. Became senior minister, 1895.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was baptized on 30th December, 1832, in Renfrew, the son of John Stewart, wright, and Margaret Young.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1856-60. He was awarded the D.D. degree by Knox College, Toronto, Canada, in 1888.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Eliza Stewart on 24th April, 1862, in Anderston, Glasgow. She was born on 13th and baptized on 22nd March, 1841, in Gorbals, Glasgow, the daughter of Robert Stewart, jeweller, and Elizabeth Stewart.

(2) He is said to have married Euphemia Donald.

Ministry
He was ordained in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire; translated to North Shields, Northumberland, England, on 17th May, 1866. There was unhappiness in the church there and on 3rd May, 1870, the Presbytery decided that “mutual alienation having long existed, and the spirit of bitterness engendered aggravated by misunderstandings on all sides, the presbytery requested the elders and deacon to resign their office.” A provisional session was appointed. On the other hand, when he was called to Dennistoun, Glasgow, in November, 1872, 442 members signed a petition asking him to stay with them. But on receiving a second call signed by 308 members and 123 adherents, from Dennistoun in March, 1873, he accepted it. On 22nd September, 1882, he was called to Cowcaddens Free Church but nothing came of that. On retirement, he lived at Cross Knowe, Burnside; and at 6 Broomhill Avenue, Partick..

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) John Barclay Stewart born on 12th March, 1863, in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire. He graduated from Glasgow University: M.A. (1883); M.B., C.M. (1886). He was a medical practitioner. He married Sarah E. B. Radcliffe in 1890 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. He died on 18th April, 1928, in Hampstead, London, England.

(2) Robert Mitchell Stewart born in 1864 in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire. He was a Free Church minister.

(3) Allan Alfred Stewart born on 4th May, 1866, in Anderston, Glasgow. He was a solicitor. He died in 1920 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(4) James William R. Stewart born in the 3rd quarter of 1868 in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England. He worked and died in the Seychelles.

(5) Elizabeth Roberta Stewart born on 15th Febrary, 1871, at the Manse, North Shields, Northumberland, England. She died there in the 1st quarter of 1872.

(6) Algernon Percy Stewart born in the 4th quarter of 1872 in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England. He was a veterinary surgeon. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1929 in Market Drayton, Shropshire, England.

(7) Agnes Bryce Robertson Stewart born on 22nd November, 1874, in Dennistoun, Glasgow. She and the two following siblings are said to have emigrated to Canada. Perhaps they did, but there is an Agnes Bryce R. Stewart born about 1874 who died in 1954 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(8) Margaret Young Stewart born in 1876 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. She is said to have emigrated to Canada; but she is not with the family in the 1891 census and there is a Margaret Young Stewart, born about 1877, who died in 1883 in Dennistoun, Glasgow.

(9) Marshall Sophos Stewart born about 1879 in Glasgow. He was a civil and mining engineer. He married Ella Watson McLachlan in 1907 in Blythswood, Glasgow. He died on 5th September, 1953, in Romford, Essex, England.

(10) A still born child.

(11) Leopold Gordon Davidson Stewart born in 1884 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. He died there in 1887.

Sources
Genesreunited

The Caledonian Mercury, 14th March, 1863

Northern Echo, 4th May, 1870

Glasgow Herald, 15th May, 1866; 27th November, 1872; 21st March, 1873; 23rd September, 1882


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STEWART, JOHN

Born at Soay, Argyllshire, 1860. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1890, at Ross and Brolas, Mull. Married, 1891, Isabella F. Macleod.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.301

He served in Ross and Brolas, Isle of Mull, Argyll.


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STEWART, JOHN

Born at Abercorn, Linlithgowshire, 1861. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1892, missionary to Madras. [List of missionaries says he was ordained 1893.] Stationed at Rayapuram. Married, the same year, Elizabeth M. Jennings.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.80


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STEWART, NEIL

Born at Pitnacree, Perthshire, 1814. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Luss, 1844. Married, 1863, Helen Macfarlane. Became senior minister, 1883. Died, 1890.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 8th August, 1814, in Pitnacree, Logierait, Perthshire, the son of Charles Stewart and Elizabeth Robertson. His father was a merchant and possessed of some property. The family moved to Edinburgh when he was 12. His Obituary says that, while studying, he served as a tutor and this took him to the continent. In 1841 there is a Neil Stewart serving as tutor in the home of Sir William Scott, Bart., of Ancrum.

Marriage
He married Helen MacFarlane on 7th October, 1863, at Valley Cottage, Arrochar, Dunbartonshire. She was born about 1812 in Dunbartonshire. She was the widow of Dr Smith of Berbice.

Ministry
He was ordained at Luss, Dunbartonshire, on 23rd February, 1844. He retired on 4th July, 1883. Thomas Edward Jubb was settled there as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died on 12th October, 1890, in St Ninians, Stirlingshire. His wife died on 17th September, 1903, in Leith, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no clear evidence that they had issue.

Sources
Minutes of Free Presbytery of Dumbarton, NRS, CH3/80/2

See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Niel Stewart.

Glasgow Herald, 9th October, 1863


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STEWART, PETER

Born at Ardeonaig, Perthshire, 1851. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Killarrow, Islay, 1881. Married, 1883, Mary E. M’Quarrie. Mr. Stewart remained outside the Union of 1900.


Supplementary Information

He served in Killarrow and Kilmeny, Isle of Islay, Argyll.

He went into the Union of 1900 but at the Commission of Assembly in March, 1906, he was admitted to the Free Church from the United Free Church as an ordained minister.


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STEWART, PETER CARMICHAEL, M.A.

Born at Memel, East Prussia, 1859. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Collessie, Fife, 1884. Married, 1892, Mary Crichton.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.372

He served in Collessie, Fife.


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STEWART, ROBERT

Born at Renfrew, 1828. Brother of Dr. John Stewart. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tarland, 1860. Married, 1865, Isabella H. Fergusson; and, 1893, Flora MacIntyre or Forth. Translated, 1867, to Lisbon. Retired, 1885, but remained agent of the British and Foreign Bible Society.

Publication.—Translation of the New Testament into Portuguese.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.529

He served in Tarland, Aberdeenshire.


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STEWART, ROBERT

Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Original Secession Church. Ordained at Castletown, Caithness, 1888. Admitted to the Free Church, 1895. Laboured some time as missionary at Windygates, Fife. Settled as minister of the charge, 1899.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.367

FES, Vol.8, p.65

He served in Windygates, Fife.


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STEWART, ROBERT MITCHELL, M.A.

Born, 1864, at Old Kilpatrick. Son of Dr. John Stewart. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Erskine, Renfrewshire, 1890. Married, 1892, Agnes Isabella Orme.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.165

He was the son of John Stewart, a Free Church minister. He had a son, John Erskine Stewart, who became a United Free Church minister: FUFC, p.22.

He served in Erskine, Renfrewshire.


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STEWART, ROBERT WALTER, D.D.

Born at the manse of Bolton, 1812. Son of Dr. Stewart of Erskine and the Hon. Margaret Stewart, only daughter of the tenth Lord Blantyre. Studied at the University, Glasgow, with a session in Edinburgh, and one in Geneva. Ordained at Erskine, 1837. Married, 1839, Graham Cockburn. When the Disruption took place Dr. Stewart was in the south of Europe for his health. He hurried home, and, by uninterrupted travelling, reached Edinburgh on the morning of the 23rd May. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Ordered abroad by his medical men, Dr. Stewart spent the winter of 1842-43 in Malta, where he laid the foundations of the Presbyterian congregation. In the following winter he settled at Leghorn. He established Presbyterian congregations in various Italian towns frequented by English-speaking visitors and sailors, and gave important assistance to the Waldensian Church in extending her operations throughout Italy. In 1874 Dr. Stewart was Moderator of the General Assembly. Became senior minister, 1872, but continued to live and labour in Leghorn till his death in 1887. [Vol. 2 has him in Erskine only till 1845.]

Publications.—The Tent and the Khan. Commentary on the Four Gospels (in Italian). Religion in Southern Europe.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.3, p.194

For some family connections, see the Brown Tree.

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


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STEWART, THOMAS

Born in Lanarkshire, 1846. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Waikato, New Zealand, 1872. Married, the same year, Elizabeth A. H. Macpherson. Translated, 1874, to Coromandel, India. Resigned, 1875, and returned to this country. Admitted a minister of the Free Church, 1876, and, 1877, was settled at Cambusbarron, Stirlingshire. Died, 1878.


Supplementary Information

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Ann Hume MacPherson on 11th March, 1872, in Glasgow. She was born on 23rd January, 1848, in Montrose, Angus, the daughter of John MacPherson and Mary Hunter.

Ministry
He was ordained in Waikato East, New Zealand, on 29th September, 1872, but was translated to Coromandel, India, on 4th February, 1874, on account of his health. His resignation from there on health grounds was accepted on 23rd March, 1875. He then returned to Scotland. He settled in Cambusbarron, Stirlingshire, being elected to that congregation on 11th September, 1877. He was then described as “Thomas Stewart, Bank, Cumnock”.

Death
He died on 4th December, 1878, at Stirling. His wife died in 1939 in Gourock, Renfrewshire.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Sources
New Zealand Herald, Volume XII, Issue 4167, 23 March 1875, Page 5

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 13th September, 1877, p.3


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STEWART, WILLIAM

Born at Comrie, 1795. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lochee, 1832. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1834, Mary Key. Removed, the same year, to Dudhope, Dundee, with a portion of his congregation. Died, 1852.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.334

He served in Lochee, Dundee; and Dudhope, Dundee.


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STEWART, WILLIAM

Born, 1825. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kettle and Cults, Fife, 1854. Married, 1858, Christina Kennedy. Translated to Dudhope, Dundee, 1860. Died, 1867.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 17th and baptized on 22nd January, 1826, in Arngask, Fife, the son of John Stewart and Susan Ford.

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

Marriage
He married Christina Kennedy on 24th June, 1858, in St Andrews and St Leonards, Fife. She was born there about 1826.

Ministry
He served in Kettle and Cults, Fife; and Dudhope, Dundee.

Death
He died in Dundee on 2nd January, 1867, of acute pleurisy, after a lingering illness (Registration: 1867 282/2 16 Dundee Second District). His wife died in 1882 in Markinch, Fife.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Susan Stewart born on 11th October, 1861, in Dundee. She married William Douglas Scrimgeour on 24th December, 1885, in St Andrew, Edinburgh. He was a collector of poor rates. She died on 26th December, 1946, in Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

Sources
The Dundee Courier & Argus, 10th January, 1867; 14th January, 1867


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STEWART, WILLIAM R., M.A.

Born in Banffshire. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Slamannan, Stirlingshire, 1898.


Supplementary Information

William Robert Stewart

FUFC, p.409

He served in Slamannan, Stirlingshire.


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STILL, JAMES IRONSIDE, M.A.

Born at Port Elphinstone, parish of Kintore, 1854. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Banchory-Devenick, 1884. Married, 1889, Janet P. Adamson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.421

He was the brother of William Gray Still.

He served in Banchory-Devenick, Kincardineshire.

He had a son, Sydney Cardno Still, who was a United Free Church minister: FUFC, p.243.


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STILL, THOMAS CHALMERS, M.A.

Born at Inverurie, 1861. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Pencaitland, 1891. Married, 1893, Sarah Spence.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.64

He served in Pencaitland, East Lothian.


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STILL, WILLIAM GRAY

Born, 1850. Brother of Rev. J. I. Still. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen Was assistant in St. Clement’s, Aberdeen. Ordained at Barry, Forfarshire, 1876. Died, 1883.

Publications.—Posthumous.—A Brief and Broken Ministry. Memorials of William Gray Still. By James Angus, Stirling.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 10th August, 1850, in Port Elphinstone, Kintore, Aberdeenshire, the son of William Still, miller and farmer, and Bathia Littlejohn. He was the brother of James Ironside Still, a Free Church minister.

Education
He began his education in Port Elphinstone, but continued it in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, to where his family moved when he was eight years of age. Finally he attended Peterhead Academy, Aberdeenshire, where the rector, Peter Still, was a cousin of his. He entered Aberdeen University in November, 1867; and four years later he entered the Free Church Divinity Hall in Aberdeen. During his student days he helped in the Shuttle Lane Mission in Aberdeen.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Garioch in June, 1875. He assisted in St Clement’s, Aberdeen; and Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire, before being ordained in Barry, Angus, on 14th December, 1876. His ministry there was frequently interrupted by ill-health.

Death
He died on 31st October, 1883, at the Free Church Manse, Barry, Angus, after a long illness, and was buried there on 5th November. A memorial of Aberdeen granite on a base of Kemnay granite reads:

ERECTED
BY SORROWING FRIENDS
IN MEMORY OF
THEIR FAITHFUL AND BELOVED PASTOR,
THE REV.
WILLIAM GRAY STILL
BORN AT PORT-EPHINSTONE
10TH AUGUST, 1850, AND
ORDAINED MINISTER
OF THE FREE CHURCH OF BARRY,
14TH DECEMBER, 1876, HE
DIED AT BARRY,
31ST OCTOBER, 1883

“If we died with Him,
We shall also live with Him;
If we endure,
We shall reign with Him.”

2 Tim. 2:11.

Family
He never married.

Sources
Angus, James, A Brief and Broken Ministry. Memorials of William Gray Still, Carnoustie, Alexander Reid, 1884

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

The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 2nd November, 1883

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 8th November, 1883


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STIRLING, ALEXANDER

Born in Dumbartonshire, 1837. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Married, 1858, Marion Gray. Ordained at Monkton and Prestwick, Ayrshire, 1865. Translated to York, 1886. [Vol. 2 says 1881.]


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in 1837 in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, the son of James Stirling, cotton hand-loom weaver, and Jean Dalrymple.

Marriage
He married Marion Gray on 18th October, 1858, in Calton, Glasgow. She was born about 1838 in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, the daughter of Robert Gray, farmer, and Marion Stewart.

Ministry
He was ordained in Prestwick, Ayrshire, on 9th March, 1865. On 27th April, 1881, he was translated to John Knox’s Church, Stepney, London, England. Later he was translated to York – he was there by 1895. On 26th December, 1905, he was inducted to the Free Church congregation of Rothesay, Bute.

Death
He died in 1908 in Rothesay, Bute.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Alexander Gray Stirling born on 23rd November, 1860, in Govan, Glasgow. He died on 22nd June, 1937, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire.

(2) Marion Alexandrina Gray Stirling born 2nd May, 1864, in 21 Claremont Street, Glasgow. She died in the 4th quarter of 1903 in York, England.

(3) Jeanie Robina Gray Stirling born on 21st September 1865, at the Free Church Manse, Monkton, Ayrshire.

(4) Margaret Jemima Gray Stirling born on 1st August, 1867, in Monkton, Ayrshire. She married Allan J. Burston, draper, in 1897, in Bedminster, Gloucestershire, England. She died on 21st May, 1920, in Nottingham, England.

(5) Joann Stirling born about 1869 in Monkton, Ayrshire.

(6) Alexander Stuart Gray Stirling born on 17th February, 1870, in Monkton, Ayrshire.

(7) John Stuart Gray Stirling born on 1st June, 1871, in Monkton, Ayrshire.

(8) Charlotte Wilhelmina Gray Stirling born on 15th May, 1874, in Prestwick, Ayrshire.

Sources
Glasgow Herald, 13th March, 1865; 27th September, 1865

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 27th December, 1905, p.6.


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STIRLING, JAMES

Born at Waterside, Kirkintilloch, 1866. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at M’Crie-Roxburgh Church, Edinburgh, 1891. Married, 1894, Isabella D. Paul.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.18

He served in M’Crie-Roxburgh, Edinburgh.


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STIRLING, MICHAEL

Born, 1780. Son of Rev. R. Stirling, Crieff. Studied at the Universities, St. Andrews and Glasgow. Ordained, 1808, at Cargill. Was the senior member of the Presbytery of Dunkeld at the time of the Lethendy Case, 1839. When the Presbytery disregarded the interdict of the Court of Session, and ordained Mr. Kessen, they were summoned to the bar of the Civil Court, 14th June, 1839. There Mr. Stirling stated, respectfully, but with perfect clearness, the position taken by the Presbytery, and the principles on which they had acted. He and his brethren at the bar were rebuked by the Lord President in strong terms, and told that should any breach of interdict again occur the offenders would inevitably be sent to prison. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married Margaret B. Adamson. Became senior minister, 1854. Died, 1865.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.4, p.150

For further connections, see the Chalmers Tree.

He served in Cargill, Perthshire.

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


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STIRLING, WILLIAM ARNOT

Born, 1825. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Chalmers’ Church, Dundee, 1854. Married, 1857, Mary Ann Horn. While bathing at Broughty-Ferry, 27th July, 1864, Mr. Stirling was drowned.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1825 in Abbotshall, Fife.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1847-50.

Marriage
He married Mary Ann Heron on 28th July, 1857, in Dundee. She was born about 1828 in Dumfries.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Kirkcaldy in 1851. He was ordained in Chalmers, Dundee.

Death
He was drowned while bathing on 27th July, 1864, in Monifieth, Angus. His wife died in 1912 in Forgan, Fife.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Georgina Heron Stirling born on 22nd July, 1858, in Dundee. She died in 1909 in Forgan, Fife.

(2) William Charles Stirling born on 27th April, 1860, in Dundee. He died there the following year.

(3) Arnot Stirling born on 5th March, 1862, in Dundee. He died there the following year.

(4) Annie Stirling born on 29th April, 1864, in Dundee.

(5) Mary Elizabeth Stirling born on 29th April, 1864, in Dundee.

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


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STIRRAT, ROBERT

Born in the parish of Dalry (Ayrshire), 1817. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Airdrie, 1843. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1844, Agnes B. Campbell. Translated to St. Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, 1845. Died, 1852.


Supplementary Information

FES doesn’t mention this man. See FES, Vol.4, from p.220.

Background
He was born in Dalry, Ayrshire, the son of James Stirrat, merchant.

Education
He studied Hebrew at Glasgow University 1839-1841.

Marriage
He married Agnes Blair Campbell in June, 1844, the marriage being recorded in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, and in Glasgow. She was born about 1827 in Glasgow.

Ministry
A “Robert Stirrat, Dalry, Irvine” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in High, Airdrie; and he was translated to St. Cuthbert’s or West, Edinburgh, on 25th September, 1845.

Death
He died on 16th January, 1852, at 16 Grove Street, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Campbell Stirrat baptized on 18th April, 1847, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh.

(2) Margaret Crawford Stirrat baptized on 4th March, 1849, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1922 in Hexham, Northumberland, England.

(3) Robert Boyle Stirrat baptized on 31st December, 1851, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. He died on 31st January, 1888, in St George Hanover Square, London, England.


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STOCKDALE, JAMES

Born in Yorkshire. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Spurgeon’s Pastors’ College, London. Ordained at Maldon, Essex, 1871. Married, 1872, Janet Tod Watson. Translated to Wishaw, 1873. Admitted to the Free Church, 1876. Settled at Grange, 1877.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.455

He served in Grange, Banffshire.


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STODDART, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Innellan, 1898. Married, 1900, Christina M. Robertson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.238

He served in Innellan, Argyll.


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STORMONT, DAVID DUNCAN, B.Sc., B.D.

Born in Forfarshire, 1861. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained missionary to Lovedale, 1891. [List of missionaries says he was appointed 1889.] Married, 1892, Margaret N. R. Money.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.557


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STOTHERT, RICHARD, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1833. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained missionary to Nagpur, 1860. Transferred to Bombay, 1861; and, 1884, to the district of Poona. Married, 1870, Catherine Ewing. Died, 1898.


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Background
He was born on 16th December, 1833, in Edinburgh, the son of William Stothert of Cargen, a military man, and an elder in Dr Moody Stuart’s congregation. His sister, Isabella Stothert, married William Burton Alexander, a Free Church minister. For other family connections, see the Brown Welsh Tree.

Education
He attended Edinburgh Academy. He studied at Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities; and he enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1854-58.

Marriage
He married Catherine Ewing in 1870, a missionary to India. She was born about 1841 in Glasgow.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Stirling on 27th July, 1858, and took a temporary appointment as chaplain to a regiment bound for Bermuda. He was ordained by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh for Bombay on 5th January, 1860. He returned temporarily to Scotland at the end of 1871 on account of bad health.

Death
He died on 11th October, 1898. His wife died on 22nd February, 1917, in Poona, India.

Family
They had issue:

(1) Henrietta Helen Stothert born in the 4th quarter of 1871 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. She died in October, 1895.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Richard Stothert.

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 3rd March, 1917, p.12


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STOTHERT, THOMAS

Born, 1832. Brother of foregoing. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Became superintendent of the City Mission in Newcastle, 1857. Married, 1860, Helen Lundin Brown; and, 1882, Grace C. Campbell. Ordained at Lumphanan, 1865. Became senior minister, 1889. Died, 1893.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in Edinburgh in 1831, of a Dumfries-shire family: his father was William Stothert of Cargen. His father was an elder of Alexander Moody Stuart’s. His mother was Jemima Deborah Deans, daughter of Admiral Robert Deans. His sister, Isabella Stothert, married William Burton Alexander, a Free Church minister. For other family connections, see the Brown Welsh Tree.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1848 and gained his B.A. degree from Edinburgh University in 1853. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1853-57.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Helen Lundin Brown in Edinburgh, on 28th February, 1860. She was born on 9th May, 1832, in Largo, Fife, the daughter of Robert Lundin Brown, minister, and Elizabeth Lundin.

(2) Grace Catherine Campbell on 14th September, 1882, at the British Legation, Berne, Switzerland. She was born about 1838 in St Andrews, Fife, the daughter of Admiral Campbell of Barbreck, Argyll.

Ministry
He was ordained in Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire, as colleague and successor to Alexander Grant on 27th July, 1865. In 1866, he was called to Mains and Strathmartine, Angus, but remained in Lumphanan. At the beginning of 1870 the foundation stone of a new church building there was laid and by September that year the building was opened by James Hood Wilson of Barclay, Edinburgh. On 18th October, 1889, Alexander Shaw Adamson Bishop was ordained there as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died on 16th March, 1893, in Abbotsford Park, Grange, Edinburgh. His first wife died on 24th December, 1880, in Pau, France. Grace Catherine Campbell or Stothert died in 1918 in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh. In February, 1894, a memorial tablet was erected in his memory in the Free Church in Lumphanan, with the following inscription: “MDCCCXCIII: Erected by the members of this congregation and other friends in loving memory of the Rev. Thomas Stothert, B.A., who died in Edinburgh, March 16th, 1893, For 28 years the faithful pastor, the wise counsellor, the true friend of this people. ‘He walked with God.’ Genesis v. 24.”

Family
They had issue:
(1) Theodore Stothert born on 27th October, 1871. He lived only a short time.

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

The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 1st March, 1860

The Aberdeen Journal, 1st November, 1871

The Standard, London, England, 18th September, 1882, p.1

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 21st February, 1894


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STRACHAN, JAMES, M.A.

Born at Fyvie, 1863. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Fergus, 1890.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.445

He served in St. Fergus, Aberdeenshire.


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STRACHAN, ROBERT, B.D.

Born at Fyvie. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1897, missionary to Bombay.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.540


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STRACHAN, WILLIAM

Born in Forfarshire, 1845. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Newton-Stewart, 1877. Married, 1883, Clementina J. Webster. Retired the same year.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born about 1845 in Panbride, Angus, the son of James Strachan.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1869-73.

Marriage
He married Clementina Jane Webster in the 3rd quarter of 1883 in Kensington, London, England. She was born on 11th April, 1855, in Edinburgh, the daughter of James Webster and Elizabeth Youll.

Ministry
He was ordained in Newton-Stewart – Penninghame and Minnigaff, or Creebridge, Wigtownshire, on 20th December, 1877. He served there till 1883. He was received into the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales in 1884 but did not get a charge. He was received into the Presbyterian Church of Victoria on 19th May, 1886, and was inducted to Rupanyup – Minyip – Marnoo – Murtoa on 5th November, 1886, and served there till 30th September, 1898. He gave supply in Box Hill 1901-04.

Death
He died in 1919 in Victoria. His wife died there in 1938.

Family
They had issue including:
(1) William Robert Sanderman Strachan born in 1886 in Victoria.

(2) Winifred Elizabeth Strachan born in 1889 in Victoria. She died there in 1984.


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STRANG, ROBERT CANDLISH, M.A.

Born, 1857. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dundonald, Ayrshire, 1882. Translated to Crawfurdsburn, Greenock, 1890; and to Paisley, Martyrs’, 1899.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.170

He served in Dundonald, Ayrshire; Crawfurdsburn, Greenock, Renfrewshire; and Martyrs’, Paisley, Renfrewshire.


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STRATHAIRN, GEORGE, M.A.

Born at Ayr, 1866. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Slamannan, 1893. Married, 1898, Williamina Ayton. Retired the same year.


Supplementary Information

Background
His name is variously spelled. He was born, George Strathern, in 1866, in Ayr, the son of Alexander Strathern, engine driver, and Margaret McMeekin.

Education
He does not appear in the New College, Edinburgh, enrolment lists.

Marriage
He married Williamina Ayton in 1898 in Dunsyre, Lanarkshire. She was born in 1871 in Kirkden, Angus, the daughter of David Ayton, schoolmaster, and Mary Dear.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Ayr on 9th June, 1891. He was ordained in Slamannan, Stirlingshire, on 6th July, 1893.

Death
His wife died in 1925 in Dennistoun, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander David D. Strathairn born on 8th August, 1899, in Maryhill, Glasgow. He is said to have died in the 3rd quarter of 1977 in Lewes, Sussex, England.

(2) George Ayton Strathairn born on 20th November, 1907, in Arbirlot, Angus.


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STRAUCHAN, WILLIAM

Began work at Gibraltar, where he laboured gratuitously among soldiers and Scottish residents. In 1841 the Colonial Committee of the Church of Scotland allowed him an annual grant. Ordained at Gibraltar, 1844. Mr. Strauchan left that place and became missionary at Constantinople.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.555


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STREET, WILLIAM JEREMIAH, M.A.

Born at Edinburgh, 1867. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Portsoy, 1895. Married, the same year, Mary Duncan.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.403

He served in Portsoy, Banffshire.


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STUART, ALEXANDER MOODY, D.D. (Edinburgh)

Born at Paisley, 1809. Son of Mr. A. Moody, for some years chief magistrate of the burgh. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. After licence, at the request of Mr. Buchan of Kelloe, Mr. Moody went to Holy Island, off the coast of Northumberland, where he engaged in missionary work for more than two years. In 1835 he became territorial assistant in St. George’s, Edinburgh, working in the district afterwards known as St. Luke’s Parish, where he was ordained in 1837. Married, 1839, Jessie Stuart, daughter of Kenneth Bruce Stuart, of Annat, Perthshire, and thenceforward added to his own the name of the family with which he had become allied. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. After seven years’ labour in St. Luke’s, owing to failing health, he left this country for Madeira. He spent two winters there, and then took a voyage to Brazil, after which he was able to resume his work in St. Luke’s. In 1847 he became convener of the Jewish Committee, an office which he continued to hold, with an interval of three years, till 1888. In 1875 he was Moderator of the General Assembly. Became senior minister, 1876, but continued to take a share of the work until 1887. Died, 1898.

Publications.—The Life of Elizabeth, the Last Duchess of Gordon. Recollections of Dr. John Duncan. The Land of Huss. Commentary on the Song of Solomon. Capernaum. The Three Marys. The Bible True to Itself. The Path of the Redeemed. Moses on the Plains of Moab. The Prophecy of Isaiah. The Fifty-first Psalm. The Fall of Babylon: Its Prediction not Anonymous, etc.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.110

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

He served in St. Luke’s, Edinburgh.

For a short biography, see Disruption Worthies on this website: Stuart, A. Moody


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STUART, ATHOLE

Born, 1818. Son of Rev. J. Stuart, of Blair Atholl. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained, 1844, at Blair Atholl. Married, 1856, Margaret Henry. Became senior minister 1881. Died, 1894.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 19th February, 1818, in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, the son of John Stuart, minister, and Ann Brown Wight. For some family connections, see the Stuart Tree.

His brother, Ramsay Stuart, was General commanding the forces in Scotland.

Note that Fasti use the surname Stewart for this family but in the official marriage and death records the surname used is Stuart.

The family were descended from a branch of the Stewarts of Ardvorlich and through them from the ducal House of Albany.

Education
He studied at St Andrews University, Fife.

Marriage
He married Margaret Hendry on 11th March, 1856, at 4 Albyn Place, Edinburgh. She was born about 1825 in Kirkcaldy, Fife, the daughter of William Hendry of Westbridge, Kirkcaldy.

Ministry
“Athole Stewart, Blair Athole” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. After licence he assisted his father. He was ordained on 6th June, 1844, in Blair Atholl and Struan, Perthshire. Alexander Bain was appointed his colleague and successor in 1882, and he moved to Edinburgh.

Death
He died on 13th September, 1894, at his home, 7 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh. He was buried in Blair Atholl, Perthshire. His wife died on 6th January, 1881, at 7 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Female Stuart born on 28th April, 1858, in Blair Atholl, Perthshire. She died there that same year.

(2) John William Stuart born on 27th May, 1859, in Blair Atholl, Perthshire. He married Catherine or Kate Denniston in the 1st quarter of 1893 in Marylebone, London, England. He was a paper manufacturer. He died on 28th March, 1929, in Torphichen, West Lothian.

(3) Alice Stuart born on 16th March, 1861, in Blair Atholl, Perthshire.

(4) Margaret Hendry Stuart born on 14th September, 1862, in Blair Atholl, Perthshire. She died in 1902 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(5) James Alexander Stuart born on 15th May, 1864, in Blair Atholl, Perthshire. He married Mary Paterson Morton on 27th July, 1899, in St Giles, Edinburgh. He was a solicitor. He died on 19th June, 1950, in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(6) Anne Jane Stuart born on 28th January, 1866, in Tenandry, Perthshire. She died in 1887 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(7) Mary Atholl Stuart born on 17th October, 1867, in Tenandry, Perthshire.

Sources
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Atholl Stuart.

Scotlandswar

Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 13th March, 1856

The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 14th September, 1877

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 8th January, 1881

The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 20th June, 1950, p.5


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STUART, FRANCIS WILSON, M.A.

Born, 1850. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Gartly, 1877. Married, 1882, Sophia K. Grant.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.454

He served in Gartly, Aberdeenshire.


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STUART, JAMES

Born at Edinburgh, 1827. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Yester, 1860. Married, 1862, Jane Agnes Rate. Translated to Candlish Memorial, Glasgow, 1874.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.214

He served in Yester, East Lothian; and Candlish Memorial, Glasgow.

His wife’s sister, Christina Rate, married Samuel Robertson, a Free Church minister.


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STUART, JAMES

Born in the parish of Kirkmichael, 1834. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1868, at Kirkwall. Died, 1883.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 2nd September, 1835, in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, the son of James Stuart, farmer, and Margaret Stuart.

Education
He studied at Aberdeen Grammar Scbool. He then studied at Aberdeen University and the Free Church College there.

Ministry
As a probationer he served in Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, for five years before being ordained on 2nd July, 1868, in Kirkwall, Orkney, as colleague and successor to William Sinclair, who died in 1874. He received a call to Kirkmichael, Banffshire, in 1880, signed by 135 members and adherents, but remained in Kirkwall.

Death
He died on 22nd April, 1883, in Aberdeen, where he had gone to seek medical advice.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.

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

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 17th November, 1880


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STUART, JAMES THOMSON, M.A.

Born at Dundee, 1837. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Borgue, 1862. Married, 1863, Hannah E. Thomson. Translated to Kelso, 1867; and to Mayfield, Edinburgh, 1857 [1877]. Became senior minister, 1883. Died, 1885.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 24th July, and baptized on 9th August, 1837, in Dundee, the son of Alexander Stuart, grocer, and Sarah Brown. His sister, Catherine Jane Stuart, married John Duke, a Free Church minister.

Education
He attended Dundee Academy and enrolled in the University of St Andrews, Fife, 1853-57, and graduated B.A. on 3rd May, 1856, and M.A. on 27th April, 1857. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1857-61.

Marriage
He married Hannah Elizabeth Thomson on 5th September, 1864, in Dundee. She was born on 16th April and baptized on 15th May, 1842, in Dundee, the daughter of John William Thomson and Isabella Henderson.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dundee in June, 1861. He served as missionary in Blairgowrie and Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, until he was ordained to Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 2nd October, 1862. On 27th February, 1867, he was translated to North, Kelso, Roxburghshire and on 25th January, 1877, to Mayfield, Edinburgh. Lewis Davidson was inducted there as his colleague and successor on 6th March, 1884.

Death
He died on 13th April, 1885, at Aveland House, Crieff, Perthshire. His wife died on 11th December, 1892, in Newington, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Hannah Isabella Stuart born on 16th December, 1865, in Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire. She died on 14th May, 1878, in Newington, Edinburgh.

(2) Alexander Stuart born on 4th November, 1867, in Kelso, Roxburghshire. He married Agnes V. Lindsay in 1897 in Leith, Edinburgh.

(3) Sarah Brown Stuart born on 7th June, 1869, in Kelso, Roxburghshire. She died there the following year.

(4) John William Thomson Stuart born on 1st November, 1870, in Kelso, Roxburghshire. He died there the following year.

(5) Georgina Thomson Stuart born on 12th August, 1872, in Kelso, Roxburghshire. She died in 1946 in Morningside. Edinburgh.

(6) Sara Christian Stuart born in 1878 in Newington, Edinburgh. She died on 1st December, 1881, at 18 West Mayfield, Edinburgh.

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

Dcedin.co.uk

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 25th May, 1865

The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 6th December, 1881, p.2


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STUART, JOHN, M.A.

Born in the parish of Kirkmichael, Banffshire, 1852. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Killean, Argyllshire, 1889. Married, 1890, Ann Middleton.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.288

He served in Killean, Argyll.


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STUART, KENNETH MOODY, M.A.

Born, 1841. Son of Dr. Moody Stuart, Edinburgh. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Moffat, 1868. Married, 1869, Susan Walker.

Publications.—Memoir of the Public Life of Brownlow North. Alexander Moody Stuart, D.D., A Memoir. By his son.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.99

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

He served in Moffat, Dumfries-shire.


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STUART, WILLIAM, M.A.

Born, 1853. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1880, missionary to South Africa. Stationed at Burnshill. Married, 1881, Jane Grant.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.557


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STURROCK, JAMES BEATTIE

Born at Luthermuir, Forfarshire, 1837. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Kemnay, 1866. Married, 1867, Annie Norrie. Translated to Paisley, High, 1869.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.169

He served in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire; and High, Paisley, Renfrewshire.


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STURROCK, THOMAS CHAPMAN,  B.D.

Born at Dundee, 1865. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Edzell, 1891. Married, 1899, Isabella D. Munro.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.404

He served in Edzell, Angus.


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SUTHERLAND, ADAM ST. CLAIR, M.A.

Born at Leith, 1854. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Guthrie Memorial, Edinburgh, 1894.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.10

He served in Guthrie Memorial, Edinburgh.


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SUTHERLAND, ALEXANDER

Born at Invergordon, 1840. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Was for some time missionary at Croick. Ordained at Strathconan, Ross-shire, 1880. Died, 1898.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 13th and baptized on 25th December, 1840, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Alexander Sutherland, blacksmith, and Isobel Ross. In 1861 he was a teacher, living in Aberdeen.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1871-75.

Ministry
He served in Strathconan and Garve, Ross and Cromarty.

Death
He died in 1898 in Carnoch, Ross and Cromarty.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.


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SUTHERLAND, ALEXANDER

Born at Brora, Sutherlandshire, 1857. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Altnaharra, Sutherlandshire, 1891. Married, 1894, Margaret Isabella Scott.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.459

He served in Altnaharra, Sutherland.


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SUTHERLAND, ALEXANDER MACKAY

Born at Birnam, 1856. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Orwell (Milnathort), 1883. Married, 1884, Catherine Sarah Berrie. Translated, 1897, to Leith, Trinity.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.526

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

He served in Orwell (Milnathort), Kinross-shire; and Trinity, Leith, Edinburgh.


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SUTHERLAND, ANDREW, M.A.

Born at Glasgow, 1811. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at St. Andrew’s, Dunfermline, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1848, Amelia M’Diarmid. In 1855 Mr. Sutherland was appointed to Gibraltar. There, besides ministering to the civilian congregation, he acted as chaplain to the Presbyterian soldiers in garrison. Died, 1867.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.5, p.38

He served in St. Andrew’s, Dunfermline, Fife.

For some family connections, see the MacPherson Tree.


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SUTHERLAND, ANDREW NEIL, M.A.

Born, 1855. Son of the foregoing. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Muthill, 1881. Married, 1883, Christina D. Purves. Translated, 1886, to Rothesay, Free Parish.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.385

For some family connections, see the MacPherson Tree.

He served in Muthill, Perthshire; and Free Parish, Rothesay, Bute.


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SUTHERLAND, ARCHIBALD COOK, B.D.

Born at Lybster, Caithness, 1838. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dalguise and Strathbraan, 1870. Married, 1872, Helen Murray. Translated, 1885, to Clare, South Australia.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born on 4th December, 1838, in Latheron, Caithness, the son of Alexander Sutherland, fisherman, and Elizabeth Mackay.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1864-68.

Marriage
He married Helen Virginia Murray on 4th September, 1872, in Weem, Perthshire. She was born about 1844 in Honduras, Belize.

Ministry
He was ordained in Dalguise and Strathbraan, Perthshire, in 1870 and served there till 1885, having declined a call to Farr, Sutherland, in 1870. He was an army chaplain till going to Australia in 1886, because of his health. He served in the Presbyterian Church of Southern Australia, in Clare, from 28th April, 1886, till 1st February, 1887. He was received into the Presbyterian Church of Victoria on 14th June, 1887, but without charge. He returned to the Presbyterian Church of South Australia and served in Port Adelaide from 15th October, 1889, till 31st May, 1905, and was Moderator of the General Assembly there 1891-92.

Death
He died on 14th October, 1910, in Adelaide, South Australia.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Archibald Douglas Sutherland born about 1875 in Little Dunkeld, Perthshire. He married Amy Henrietta Perkins in 1911 in Port Adelaide, South Australia. He died in 1963 in Adelaide, South Australia.

(2) Elizabeth Donella Sutherland born about 1876 in Little Dunkeld. She married Frederick James Congreve on 5th February, 1903, in Durban, Natal. She died on 7th March, 1966, in Aldgate, South Australia.

Source
Forum


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SUTHERLAND, DAVID

Born in the parish of Fearn, 1814. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained at Inverness, East, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1847, Alicia T. Macdonald. Died, 1875.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.6, p.468

A daughter of his married Captain W. Miller, the son of Hugh Miller. Alicia MacDonald’s sister Jessie married David Wilkie, a Free Church minister.

He served in East, Inverness.

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


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SUTHERLAND, DONALD

Born at Upper Latheron, Caithness, 1825. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kilmonivaig, 1867. Married, 1872, Camilla J. Sage.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.299

He served in Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.

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


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SUTHERLAND, GEORGE

Born at Dunbeath, Caithness, 1853. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Torosay and Salen. Mull, 1890. Married, the same year, Catherine George.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.505

He served in Torosay and Salen, Isle of Mull, Argyll.


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SUTHERLAND, GEORGE STEWART

Born at Thurso, 1831. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh; also at Berlin and Erlangen. Ordained at Montrose, St. Paul’s, 1861. Married, the same year, Annie E. Craig.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.408

He served in St. Paul’s, Montrose, Angus.


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SUTHERLAND, JAMES, D.D. (Aberdeen)

Born at Aberdeen, 1823. Studied at Marischal College and Divinity Hall, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Turriff, 1845. Married, 1847, Margaret Adamson. He became clerk of his Presbytery in 1862, and of his Synod in 1866. Became senior minister, 1890.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.449

He served in Turriff, Aberdeenshire.


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SUTHERLAND, JAMES GORDON, B.D.

Born, 1859. Son of foregoing. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh, where he acted for a time as Hebrew tutor. Ordained at Galston, Ayrshire, 1884. Married, 1885, Margaret R. Macaulay. For some years was clerk of the Free Presbytery of Irvine.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.137

He served in Galston, Ayrshire.


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SUTHERLAND, JOHN

Born at Brora, 1829. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ardchattan, 1860. Married, 1862, Isabella MacGregor Bannerman.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.292

He served in Ardchattan, Argyll.


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SUTHERLAND, WILLIAM, B.D.

Born at Leith, 1846. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Alexandria, Dumbartonshire, 1874. Married, 1878, Jane Bell. For a time was clerk of his Presbytery.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.268

He served in Alexandria, Dunbartonshire.


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SUTHERLAND, WILLIAM DONALD MORRISON

Born in Caithness. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Saltcoats, Ayrshire, 1898. Married, the same year, Catherine A. C. Jacks.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.400

He served in Landsborough, Saltcoats, Ayrshire.

PCNZ, Ministers’ Register


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SUTHERLAND, WILLIAM MACKAY, B.D.

Born near Lybster, 1850. Brother of Rev. A. C. Sutherland. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Clola, Aberdeenshire, 1879. Married, 1882, Georgina Reid.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.440

He served in Clola, Aberdeenshire.


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SWANSON, CHARLES

Born at Firth, Orkney, 1859. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cray, Perthshire, 1894. Married, 1895, Agnes Jamieson.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.324

He served in Cray, Abeerdeenshire.


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SWANSON, JOHN

Born at Gravesend, Kent, 1804. The family returned to Cromarty, 1809, both parents being natives of the north. Hugh Miller was the schoolfellow and lifelong friend of John Swanson. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Acted as tutor for a year in the family of Mr. Macintosh, Nairnshire, and was afterwards schoolmaster at Nigg. Ordained at Fort William, a royal bounty chapel, in the parish of Kilmallie, Lochaber. Married, 1839, Isabella Smith. Presented by the Crown to the parish of Small Isles, Inner Hebrides, 1840. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. The difficulty of working the parish of Small Isles was very great. He constantly faced all kinds of weather at sea; while at Eigg, where he resided, the only harbour was a most perilous place. Translated, 1847, to Nigg. [Vol. 2 under Nigg says he was translated in 1846.] Died, 1874.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.7, p.178

He served in Small Isles, Argyll; and Nigg, Ross and Cromarty.

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


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SWANSON, WILLIAM SUTHERLAND

Born, 1861. Son of Dr. W. S. Swanson, missionary at Amoy. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lochmaben, 1888. Translated to Aberdeen, Melville, 1894; and, 1900, to Glasgow, Paisley Road.


Supplementary Information

FUFC, p.235

He served in Lochmaben, Dumfries-shire; Melville, Aberdeen; and Paisley Road, Glasgow.


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SWINTON, JAMES

Born at Burntisland, 1823. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Portmoak, 1850. Married, the same year, Christina D. R. Laird. For many years was clerk of the Presbytery of Kinross. Died, 1877.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in 1823 in Burntisland, Fife, the son of Thomas Swinton and Janet Robertson.

Education
He attended the local school in Burntisland, Fife, and then Edinburgh University. He is not mentioned in the New College, Edinburgh, records as having enrolled there.

Marriage
He married Christina Drummond Riddel Laird on 29th October, 1850, in Markinch, Fife. She was born on 15th May and baptized on 12th June, 1822, in Portmoak, Kinross-shire, the daughter of Hugh Laird, minister, and Elizabeth Blackhall. For some family connections, see the Laird Tree.

Ministry
After licence, he was assistant to James Julius Wood; then he served in Culross, Fife, before being ordained in Portmoak and Flockhouse, Kinross-shire, on 14th February, 1850.

Death
He died on 8th February, 1877, in Ballingry, Fife. His wife died on 23rd February, 1905, the death being registered in St George, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

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


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SYM, JOHN

Born at Paisley, 1809. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained, 1833, at Sprouston. Translated, 1834, to Old Greyfriars’, Edinburgh. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1836, Catherine Glassford Munro. Became convener of the Home Mission Committee, 1848. Died, 1855.


Supplementary Information

FES, Vol.1, p.42

He served in Greyfriars’, Edinburgh.

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


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SYMINGTON, ANDREW

Born at Paisley, 1836. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Laurieston, 1864. Married, the same year, Mary Struthers. Translated to Greenock, Martyrs’, 1869. Joined the Free Church at the union in 1876.


Supplementary Information

FRPCS, p.30 – Andrew Symington (secundus)

FUFC, p.157

He served in Martyrs’, Greenock, Renfrewshire.

For some family connections, see under William Symington.


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SYMINGTON, WILLIAM, D.D. (Washington College, United States of America)

Born, 1824. Son of Rev. W. Symington, Stranraer. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Castle Douglas, 1846. Married, 1850, Christian E. M’Ritchie. Translated to Great Hamilton Street, Glasgow, 1859. Joined the Free Church at the union in 1876. Became senior minister, 1878. Died, 1879.


Supplementary Information

There were several related Symingtons in the RP ministry. The head of this dynasty was William Symington, cloth merchant, Paisley, who with his wife, Marion Brown, had three sons. These were:

(1) Andrew Symington who became minister in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He had a son, Andrew Symington, who was successively minister in Laurieston and Greenock and who entered the Free Church.

(2) William Symington who became minister in Stranraer, Wigtownshire, and then in Great Hamilton Street, Glasgow. He had a son, William Symington, who entered the Free Church; and a son, Alexander Macleod Symington, who was a minister in the RP Church in Dumfries; and a daughter, Margaret Symington, who married Willaim Henry Goold, an RP minister who entered the Free Church. Alexander Macleod Symington married Isabel Halliday and her sister, Helen Halliday, married Robert Hunter, an RP minister who emigrated to Australia (Glasgow Herald, 4th August, 1865).

(3) James Symington was licensed in 1829, but died the following year.

FRPCS, p.31 – William Symington (secundus)

He served in Great Hamilton Street, Glasgow.

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


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SYMON, JOHN

Born at Dunbar, 1843. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Became missionary, first at Newton Grange, Dalkeith; and then at New Row, Perth. Having gathered a congregation in Perth, he was, by leave of the Assembly, ordained, 1881, as first minister. Married, 1861, Elizabeth Crawford. Died, 1896.


Supplementary Information

Background
He was born in 1843 in Dunbar, East Lothian. He attended school in Arbroath, Angus. He served his apprenticeship as an engineer in the locomotive department of the Aberdeen and Arbroath Railway. In 1861 he was an engine smith, living in St Vigeans, Angus.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1880-81.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Crawford on 18th October, 1869, in Perth. She was born in 1841 in Montrose, Angus, the daughter of John Crawford, stoneware merchant, and Jean Clark.

Ministry
He took up missionary work; and he created the position that he occupied in St. Paul’s, Perth.

Death
He died on 20th August, 1896, in Perth, after an acute illness of seven or eight weeks. He was buried in Wellshill Cemetery, Perth, on 22nd August. His wife died there in 1898.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) David Lindsay Symon born on 13th January, 1871, in Perth. He died in 1934 in Kelvin, Glasgow.

(2) Elizabeth Crawford Symon born on 13th September, 1872, in St George, Edinburgh. She died there that same year.

(3) Alice Mary Symon born on 4th January, 1874, in St George, Edinburgh. She married John MacQueen, who in 1910 was a proprietor of a coffee house in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. They appear to have settled there.

(4) Helen Chalmers Symon born in 1876 in St George, Edinburgh. She was a school mistress. She died in 1903 in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire.

(5) Marjorie Stewart Symon born on 23rd May, 1879, in Perth. She was a school teacher.

(6) John Crawford Symon born in 1883 in Perth.

(7) Lawrence Chapman Symon born on 16th November, 1884, in Perth. He was a railroad engineer. He served in the Canadian forces in WW1 and died in France, 1917.

(8) Elizabeth Dewar Symon born on 20th March, 1887 , Perth. She married Arthur Thomas Smith on 24th December, 1910, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He was a teacher. She died on 14th May, 1974, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, USA.

Sources
See Notices in Obituaries section of this web-site: John Symon. These come from the Free Church Record and from The Dundee Courier & Argus.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 21st August, 1896

The Dundee Courier & Argus, 21st August, 1896, p.5; 24th August, 1896, p.5


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