Hugh Meiklejohn, Min. of Abercorn (1765 - 1831)

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About Hugh Meiklejohn, Min. of Abercorn

Biographical Summary

"Hugh Meiklejohn, born 1765, only son of Hugh M. of Saline-Shaw, min. in Carolina ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of Dunfermline 27th Aug. 1788; pres. by James, Earl of Hopetoun, and ord. 22nd Dec. 1791 ; adra. Professor of Ecclesiastical History in the Univ. of Edinburgh (held in conjunction with his charge) 21st Jan. 1799; D.D. (Edinburgh, 27th March 1800) ; Moderator of the General Assembly 17th May 1810; died 11th June 1831. Sir Robert Christison describes him as " a powerfully built man of six feet four, with a smooth round face that never bore any expression but that of good humour and contentment." He marr. 28th May 1792, Anne (died 27th March 1852), daugh. of Robert Liston, min. of Aberdour, and had issue —

  • Eliza, born 12th June 1793
  • James Hope Johnstone, captain, 92nd Highlanders, born 5th March 1795
  • Hugh Cree, writer, born 27th Jan. 1797
  • Ann, born 26th June 1798
  • Robert, min. of Strathdon, born 1st Oct. 1800
  • Mary, born 17th Oct. 1802 (marr. James Bryce, D.D., min. at Calcutta)
  • Andrew Cree, born 14th July 1805
  • Alexander, born 18th Feb. 1808
  • William Hope, D.D., min. at Calcutta, born 5th Aug. 1811."

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. I, page 190

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