George Lyon of Wester Ogil, Min. of Longforgan

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George Lyon, Min. of Longforgan

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of William Lyon of Wester Ogil, Min. of Airlie and Jean Melville
Husband of Catherine Hodge and Maragret Rodger
Father of William Lyon of Wester Ogil; Hugh Lyon of Wester Ogil; Margaret Lyon; George Lyon Rodger and Reverend James Lyon
Brother of Jean Lyon
Half brother of Chirstian Lyon; William Lyon; Katherine Lyon; Alexander Lyon; John Lyon and 4 others

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About George Lyon of Wester Ogil, Min. of Longforgan

Biographical Summary

George Lyon of Wester Ogil, born 26th Aug. 1711, son of William L., min. of Airlie ; educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Meigle 15th Dec. 1736 ; pres. by George II. ; called 31st May, and ord. 20th Sept. 1738; died 12th Feb. 1793. He is described as a man of " unimpeachable character. His charity, benevolence, and attention to the poor made him extremely useful and much beloved." He marr.

(1) (cont. 23rd Aug. 1739) Catherine (died 1742), daugh. of James Hodge, min. of this parish, and had issue —

  • Margaret

(2) 15th June 1744, Margaret (died 9th April 1793, aged 76), daugh. of Hugh Rodger, merchant, and Provost of Glasgow, and had issue —

  • William of Wester Ogil, born 10th May 1745, died 12th Aug. 1795
  • Margaret, born 20th April 1746
  • Hugh of Wester Ogil, captain H.E.I.C.S., born 29th Jan. 1748, died 12th Oct. 1797
  • Jean, born 12th Sept. 1749
  • Margaret, born 24th March 1751 (marr. James Playfair, Principal of St Andrews Univ. (q.v.)) ;
  • George, born 20th Jan. 1755, died in London 7th Sept. 1812 ;
  • Thomas, born 25th July 1756, died 7th Nov. 1763 ;
  • James, D.D., min. of Glamis, born 29th March 1759;
  • Janet, born 4th Jan. 1762 (marr. George Moncrieff, physician, Perth).

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. V, page 353

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George Lyon of Wester Ogil, Min. of Longforgan's Timeline

August 26, 1711
May 10, 1745
Age 33
January 29, 1748
Age 36
Longforgan, Perthshire, Scotland
March 24, 1751
Age 39
Age 43
March 29, 1759
Age 47
February 12, 1793
Age 81