Lewis Balfour, Minister of Sorn

Is your surname Balfour?

Research the Balfour family

Lewis Balfour, Minister of Sorn's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Lewis Balfour

Birthplace: Pilrig House, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: Died in Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of John Balfour of Pilrig and Jean Balfour
Husband of Henrietta Scott Balfour
Father of Marion Wilson; George William Balfour; Mackintosh Balfour and Margaret Isabella Stevenson
Brother of James Balfour of Pilrig, WS and Melville Balfour

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Lewis Balfour, Minister of Sorn

Biographical Summary

Lewis Balfour, born Edinburgh, 30th Aug. 1777, third son of John B. of Pilrig, and Jean, daugh. of Robert Whyte [Whytt] of Bennochy, Professor of Medicine in the Univ. of Edinburgh ; educated at Edinburgh High School and Univ. ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 30th Jan. 1805; ord. to Sorn 28th Aug. 1806 ; pres. by James, Earl of Lauderdale ; trans, and adm. 28th Aug. 1823; D.D. (Glasgow 1853) ; died 24th April 1860. He marr. 26th April 1808, Henrietta Scott (died 13th March 1844), third daugh. of George Smith, D.D., min. of Galston, and had issue —

  • John, surgeon, H.E.T.C.S., born 8th July 1809, died 13th Dec. 1886 ;
  • Marion, born 29th Oct. 1811 (marr. 7th April 1835, Colonel J. A. Wilson, R.A.), died 14th Dec. 1884;
  • George Smith, born 20th July 1813, died 3rd May 1816 ;
  • Jane Whyte, born 6th Nov. 1816, died 6th Feb. 1907;
  • Lewis, merchant, born 14th Sept. 1817, died 13th Feb. 1870;
  • James, born 30th July 1819, died 20th June 1824 ;
  • William Somerville, born and died 1821 ;
  • George William, M.D., LL.D.Edinburgh, born 2nd June 1823, died 9th Aug. 1903;
  • Mackintosh, manager, Agra Bank, born 9th March 1825, died 7th June 1884 ;
  • a son, born and died 1826 ;
  • Henrietta Louisa, born 14th Jan. 1828 (marr. 14th Dec. 1847, Ramsay H. Traquair), died 25th Nov. 1855 ;
  • Margaret Isabella, born 11th Feb. 1829 (marr. 28th Aug. 1848, Thomas Stevenson, C.E., and was mother of Robert Louis Stevenson), died 14th May 1897 ;
  • James Melville, C.E., born 8th June 1831, died 18th Dec. 1869.

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. I, page 5

view all

Lewis Balfour, Minister of Sorn's Timeline

August 30, 1777
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 33
June 2, 1823
Age 45
Ayrshire, Scotland
March 9, 1825
Age 47
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK
Age 51
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
April 24, 1860
Age 82