Thomas Hardy, Min. of West St. Giles (1748 - 1798)

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Birthplace: Navitie, Fife, Scotland
Death: Died
Managed by: Alisdair Smyth
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Biographical Summary

"Thomas Hardy, of Navitie, born 1747, son of Henry H., min. of Culross ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 16th Feb. 1772; ord. to Ballingry 16th June 1774 ; trans, to High Kirk Parish, Edinburgh, 25th Nov. 1784 ; pres. by the Town Council, trans, and adm. 3rd Dec. 1786 ; app. Professor of Ecclesiastical History (which he held in conjunction) 31st July 1788; D.D. (Edinburgh, 4th Oct. 1 788) ; Moderator of the General Assembly 16th May 1793 ; one of His Majesty's Chaplains in Ordinary and a Dean of the Chapel Royal Oct. same year ; died 21st Nov. 1798. He was an attractive and eloquent preacher, took a lively interest in the beneficent and charitable institutions of the city, and was one of the founders of the "Society for the Benefit of the Sons of the Clergy of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh." He marr. 28th June 1780, Agnes (died 4th June 1812), daugh. of William Young, min. of Hutton, and had issue —

  • Agnes, born 6th Nov. 1782
  • Henry, advocate, born 27th July 1783, died 1807
  • William, captain H.E.I.C.S., born 23rd May 1785, died 1824
  • Anne, born 19th April 1787, died 1857
  • Charles Wilkie, min. of Dunning, born 26th Sept. 1788
  • Janet, born 1791, died 1847
  • Sophia, born 24th July 1792 (marr. (1) Gilbert Bertram, merchant, Leith, and (2) Robert Allan, surgeon, Edinburgh), died 8th Jan. 1845
  • Thomas, F.R.C.S., born 17th June 1794, died 1836
  • Hugh Blair, born 28th Nov. 1796, died 8th May 1797."

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. I, page 147

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Thomas Hardy of Navitie, Min. of West St. Giles's Timeline

1748
April 22, 1748
Navitie, Fife, Scotland
1780
June 28, 1780
Age 32
1788
September 26, 1788
Age 40
1794
June 17, 1794
Age 46
1798
November 21, 1798
Age 50
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Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland