Henry Wellwood Moncreiff, 8th Baronet, Minister of St Cuthberts (1750 - 1827)

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"Sir Henry Moncrieff Wellwood, eighth Baronet of Tullibole, born 6th Feb. 1750; eldest son of Sir William Moncrieff, Bart., min. of Blackford; educated at Univ of Glasgow and Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of Auchterarder 8th May 1771; ord. to Blackford 15th Aug. 1771; pres. by George III. 24th May, trans. and adm. 26th Oct 1775; was nom. Moderator of Assembly 25th May 1780, in opposition to Henry Spens, D.D., Professor of Divinity, St Andrews, but defeated by majority of 112 to 106; joint-collector of the Ministers' Widows' Fund 17th Feb. 1784; Moderator of Assembly 19th May 1785; D.D. (Glasgow, June 1785); app. one of the chaplains to George, Prince of Wales, 1785, but declined to accept; Chaplain in Ordinary to His Majesty, 1793. He died 9th Aug. 1827. In the affairs of the Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge he took a sympathetic interest, and constantly devoted his best efforts to promote its efficiency; he was also one of the original members who, in 1790, formed the Society for Benefiting the Sons of the Clergy. He marr. 16th Nov. 1772, his cousin Susan (died 24th July 1826), eldest daugh. of James Robertson Barclay of Cavell W.S., and had issue -

  • Isabella, born 31st March 1774 (marr. 1st Aug. 1803, Sir John Stoddart, Chief Justice in Admiralty Court, Malta), died 1846;
  • William, King's Advocate in the Admiralty Court, Malta, born 20th July 1775, died 5th Sept. 1813;
  • James, who succeeded to the Baronetcy, Senator of the College of Justice, born 13th Sept. 1776, died 4th April 1851;
  • Henry, W.S., born 25th Feb. 1778, died 16th April 1817;
  • Catherine, born 17th Jan. 1780, died unmarr.;
  • George, born 19th Nov. 1782, died 15th March 1822;
  • Archibald, born 20th May 1786."

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. I, page 98

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