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

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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

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