Duncan Mearns, Min. of Tarves

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Duncan Mearns, Min. of Tarves

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Mearns, Min. of Towie and Anne Morison
Husband of Elizabeth Forsyth
Father of Jane Mearns; William Mearns, Min. of Kinneff; Isobella Mearns; Elizabeth Mearns and Anne Mearns

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Duncan Mearns, Min. of Tarves

Biographical Summary

"Duncan Mearns, born 28th Aug. 1779, son of Alexander M., min. of Cluny ; educated at Marischal College; M.A. (1795); licen. by Presb. of Kincardine O'Neil 27th June 1799; ord. to Tarves 13th Nov. same year ; trans, and adm. to Chair 7th Dec. 1816 ; elected Moderator of General Assembly 17th May 1821 ; app. chaplain to George IV. in 1823; Murray Lecturer, 1824-5; died 2nd March 1852. He marr. 11th Aug. 1808, Elizabeth (died 16th Sept. 1830), daugh. of William Forsyth, Huntly, and had issue —

  • Anne, born 29th April 1809 (marr. Robert Macpherson, D.D., her father's successor)
  • Jane, born 24th Aug. 1810 (marr. 12th May 1829, Hercules Scott, LL.D., Professor of Moral Philosophy, King's College, Aberdeen), died 9th July 1845
  • Alexander, born 16th Jan. 1812
  • Isobel, born 13th June 1813, died 28th April 1814
  • William, D.D., min. of Kinneff, born 21st July 1814
  • Isobella, born 13th Feb. 1816 (marr. William Ross, min. of Kintore)
  • Marianne, born 15th Nov. 1817, died 8th June 1818
  • Margaret, born 12th March 1820, died 19th Oct. 1846
  • Elizabeth, born 3rd March 1822 (marr. 17th Oct. 1854, Malcolm Munro Ross, min. of Woodside and Indian chaplain)
  • Marianne, born 29th March 1826 (marr. 7th Nov. 1844, John Yeats of Kincorth, advocate, Aberdeen), died 15th Nov. 1853."

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. VII, page 373

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Duncan Mearns, Min. of Tarves's Timeline

August 28, 1779
August 24, 1810
Age 30
July 21, 1814
Age 34
February 13, 1816
Age 36
March 3, 1822
Age 42
March 2, 1852
Age 72