Robert Liston, Min. of Aberdour (1730 - 1796)

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About Robert Liston, Min. of Aberdour

Biographical Summary

"Robert Liston, born 22nd March 1730, son of preceding; began to attend school 11th Feb. 1735, and matriculated as a student in the Univ. of Edinburgh 13th Oct. 1743 ; licen. by Presb. of Dunfermline 5th Sept. 1753 ;' called 13th Dec. that year (after a representation to the patron, James, Earl of Morton, by the heritors and elders) ; ord. (assistant and successor) 2nd April 1754 ; elected Moderator of the General Assembly 17th May 1787 (he was the last who filled the chair without being a D.D.); died 11th Feb. 1796. He marr. 11th Nov. 1766, Janet (died at Auldcathie, Hopetoun Park, 31st Dec. 1814), daugh. of Henry Hardy, min. of Culross, and had issue —

  • Anne, born 7th Feb. 1768 (marr. 28th May 1792, Hugh Meiklejohn, D.D., min. of Abercorn)
  • John, born .27th April 1769, apprenticed to a W.S., 1788, died 3rd March 1805
  • Mary, born 31st May 1770, died unmarr. 9th Oct. 1854
  • Henry, min. of Ecclesmachan, born 30th June 1771
  • Janet, born 16th Nov. 1772, died unmarr. Dec. 1795
  • Robert, born 5th Jan. 1774, died 12th March 1808
  • Margaret, born 22nd May 1776, died 28th Aug. 1825
  • Thomas, Sheriff-clerk of Linlithgowshire, born 1st April 1778, died 2nd Jan. 1862
  • William, min. of Redgorton, born 19th June 1781
  • Agnes, born 11th Nov. 1782 (marr. 25th July 1803, William M'Call of Maidenhall, Cumberland, merchant, Liverpool), died 21st Feb. 1860."

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. V, page 3

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Robert Liston, Min. of Aberdour's Timeline

March 22, 1730
February 7, 1768
Age 37
June 30, 1771
Age 41
June 19, 1781
Age 51
February 11, 1796
Age 65