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Robert Blair, Minister at Athelstaneford

Death: Died

Son of David Blair, Minister at Old KirkEupham Nisbet
Husband of Isabella Law
Father of Robert Blair, Lord Avonton
Brother of Archibald Blair, Minister at Garvald and Bara; Eupham BlairKatherine Blair

Occupation: Minister
Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Robert Blair, Minister at Athelstaneford

Biographical Summary

"Robert Blair, born 1699, eldest son of David B., min. at Old Kirk Parish, Edinburgh; educated at the Univ. of Edinburgh and in Holland; licen. by Presb. of Haddington 5th Aug. 1729; pres. by Francis Kinloch, advocate, 11th Aug. 1730; ord. 5th Jan. 1731; died 4th Feb 1746...

...He marr. 11 April 1738 Isabella (died 1st Aug. 1774), eldest daugh. of William Law of Elvingston, Professor of Moral Philosophy, Univ. of Edinburgh, and had issue - David; William; Francis; Robert of Avontoun, Lord President of the Court of Session, born 1741, died 20th May 1811; Archibald; Anna."

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiæ scoticanæ: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. I, page 354


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