William Wishart, Min. of Tron Parish, Edinburgh (1660 - 1729)

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"William Wishart, born 1660, son of William W., min. of Kinneil ; educated privately and at the Univs. of Edinburgh and Utrecht ; M.A. (Edinburgh 1680). Returning from Holland, he was charged with denying the King's authority, and put into prison, 1684. Released the following year, he was called to be min. of the Meeting-house, near the Sheriff Brae of Leith (in which his father had ministered), and was ord. 12th Jan. 1688. In 1692 he removed to the Parish Church of South Leith, a step which met with much opposition from the Episcopal section of the community, who tried by force to prevent him and his friends from gaining possession of the church (vide South Leith). He was Moderator of Assembly 4th April 1706, and on 12th Oct. 1707 was adm. to this charge. He was a second time Moderator of Assembly 30th April 1713, a third, 14th May 1718, a fourth, 14th May 1724, and a fifth, 2nd May 1728; Principal of the Univ. of Edinburgh (which he held in conjunction) 6th June 1716; D.D. (Edinburgh, 31st Dec. 1728); died 11th June 1729. Bell of Gladsmuir described him as " a godly, grave person, a sweet and excellent preacher, whose life being of a piece with his preaching, he made almost as many friends as there were persons known to him." He marr. 15th March 1691, Janet (died 30th June 1744), daugh. of Major William Murray, of Touchadam family, and had issue — William and George, both his successors."

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. I, page 136

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