George's Top Matches
About George Wishart, Min. of Tron Parish, Edinburgh
"George Wishart, son of preceding; 1730 educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (27th May 1719); licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 27th April 1725; ord. to St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, 24th Nov. 1726 ; called 31st March ; trans, and adm. 23rd July 1730; app. by the Commission of Assembly, 9th Nov. 1743, to go with Robert Wallace (New North Church) to London to make application to Parliament for getting an Act to provide for the widows and children of ministers. In this they succeeded, and were "thanked for their faithfulness and diligence" by the Assembly, 15th May 1744; principal clerk of Assembly 21st May 1746; Moderator 12th May 1748; D.D. (Edinburgh, 13th March 1759); one of His Majesty's Chaplains in Ordinary ; Dean of the Chapel Royal July 1765; died 12th June 1785, aged 82. He marr. 6th Dec. 1727, Ann (died 17th Nov. 1782, aged 72), daugh. of John Campbell of Orchard, and had issue —
- Janet (marr. 12th June 1750, Major-General John Beckwith, of Viscount Bury's Regiment), died 28th July 1827, aged 97
- Elizabeth Marion, born 8th May 1739
- Jane, born 20th Sept. 1742 (marr. 13th Sept. 1765, Baron von Westphalen)
- George, born 3rd Dec. 1748, died 4th March 1760."
SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. I, page 136