Robert Blair, Min. of St Andrews (1593 - 1666)

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Birthplace: Irvine, Scotland
Death: Died
Occupation: Minister
Managed by: Alisdair Smyth
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About Robert Blair, Min. of St Andrews

Biographical Summary

"Robert Blair, born Irvine 1593, sixth son of John B. of Windyedge, a merchant-adventurer and cadet of Blair, and Beatrix Mure of the Rowallan family; educated at Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1612) ...

...On the establishment of the Episcopacy he was removed from his charge Sept. 1661, confined to Musselburgh and subsequently to Kirkcaldy (where he was for three years and a half), and afterwards at Meikle Couston, parish of Aberdour, Fife, where he died 27th Aug. 1666, and was buried in the churchyard of Aberdour. He mar. (1) 16th July 1626, Beatrix (died July 1632, aged 27), daughter of Robert Hamilton, merchant, burgess of Edinburgh, and had issue - James, min. of Dysart; Robert; Jean (marr. William Row, min. of Ceres); (2) Katherine, daugh. of Hugh Montgomerie of Braidstane, Viscount Airds, and had issue - William; David, min. of Old Kirk Parish, Edinburgh [father of Robert B., min. of Athelstaneford, author of The Grave]..."

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiæ scoticanæ: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. V, page 232

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