David Blair, Minister at Old Kirk (1637 - 1710)

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Death: Died
Occupation: Minister
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About David Blair, Minister at Old Kirk

Biographical Summary

"David Blair, born 1637, eldest son of Robert B., min. of St. Andrews, and his second wife, Katherine Montgomerie of Braidstane, daugh. of Viscount Montgomerie of Airds; educated at Univ. of St. Andrews; M.A. (28th July 1656). He emigrated to Holland and made his residence at Leyden. On the erection of a second charge in the Scots Church at the Hague in 1688, he was ord. 20th June of that year; elected to Rotterdam in the following year, but refused, having been called, 28th June 1689, to Edinburgh (New Meeting-house); chaplain to His Majesty 1st Aug. 1690; a member of Assembly 16th Oct. 1690; adm. 9th Aug. 1691; declined call in Inveresk Feb. 1693; Moderator of Assembly 2nd Feb. 1700; died 10th June 1710...

...He marr. 10th Feb . 1697, Eupham Nisbit of Hillhead, Parish of Bothwell (died 2nd June 1740, aged 75), daugh. of Archibald Nisbit of Carfin, and had issue - Robert, min. of Athelstaneford, auther of The Grave; Archibald, min. of Garvald; Eupham (marr. Robert Hunter, min. of Livingston); Katherine (marr. 23rd Feb. 1725, Andrew Dunlap, min. of Ormiston)

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiæ scoticanæ: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. I, page 71