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John Paul, Minister of St. Cuthbert's (1795 - 1873)

Biographical Summary John Paul , born 12th March 1795, son of William P., min. of St Cuthbert's, and nephew of preceding ; educated at High School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinbur...

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Andrew Ranken, Min. of Ramshorn (1755 - 1827)

Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation , Vol. III, page 439

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Thomas Jackson Crawford, Professor of Divinity, Edinburgh (1812 - 1875)

Biographical Summary CRAWFORD, THOMAS JACKSON . ?-11/10/1875. Ref: 367. Male. Titles and British Honours: Very Rev. Place of Birth: St Andrews, Fife. Place of Death: Genoa, Italy. Professio...

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John Currie, Min. of Oldhamstocks (b. - 1720)

Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation , Vol. I, page 370

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Pearson Mcadam Muir, Min. of Glasgow Cathedral (1846 - 1924)

Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation , Vol. III, page 459

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James Chrystal, Min. of Auchinleck (1807 - 1901)

Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation , Vol. III, page 4 Auchinleck Manse - from "Footsteps of Dr Johnson", p228. "The manse still s...

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James Gillespie, Principal of St Mary's (1722 - 1791)

Biographical Summary GILLESPIE, JAMES . ?-02/06/1791. Ref: 595. Male. Titles and British Honours: Very Rev. Profession: Minister of Religion,Theologian. Appointments Held: Licensed Church of ...

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Patrick Forbes, Min. of Old Machar (1776 - 1847)

Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation , Vol. VI, page 23

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Alexander Carlyle, Min. of Inveresk (1722 - 1805)

Biographical Summary CARLYLE, ALEXANDER . 26/01/1722-25/08/1805. Ref: 277. Male. Titles and British Honours: Very Rev. Place of Birth: Prestonpans, East Lothian. Place of interment: Inveresk ...

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Robert Paton, Min. of Renfrew (1690 - 1768)

Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation , Vol. III, page 187

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Duncan Macfarlan, Min. of Drymen (1771 - 1857)

Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation , Vol. IV, page 458

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George Cook, Min. of Laurencekirk (1772 - 1845)

Biographical Summary Cook, George . ?-13/05/1845. Ref: 345. Male. Titles and British Honours: Rev. Place of Birth: Fife. Place of Death: St Andrews, Fife. Place of interment: St. Regulus Ch...

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Duncan Mearns, Min. of Tarves (1779 - 1852)

Biographical Summary " Duncan Mearns , born 28th Aug. 1779, son of Alexander M., min. of Cluny ; educated at Marischal College; M.A. (1795); licen. by Presb. of Kincardine O'Neil 27th June 1799; ord....

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John Campbell, Min. of Tolbooth (1758 - 1828)

Biographical Summary " John Campbell , born Glasgow, 24th May 1758, son of Daniel C, merchant ; educated at Grammar School and Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 1st Aug. 1781 ; chaplain t...

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Prof. John Cook (1771 - 1824)

Biographical Summary " John Cook , born 24th Nov. 1771, eldest son of John C, Professor of Moral Philosophy, St Andrews; educated at Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1788) ; licen. by the Presb. there 19th...

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Rev Hugh Meiklejohn, Min. of Abercorn (1765 - 1831)

Biographical Summary " Hugh Meiklejohn , born 1765, only son of Hugh M. of Saline-Shaw, min. in Carolina ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of Dunfermline 27th Aug. 1788; pres. by James...

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James Sheriffs, Min. of St Nicholas (1752 - 1830)

Biographical Summary James Sheriffs , born 1752, son of David S., builder, Aberdeen, and Jane Lunan, and brother of Andrew S., the poet ; educated at Marischal College ; MA. (1770); became a master i...

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Joseph McCormick, Principal of United College of St Salvator and St Leonard, St Andrews (1733 - 1799)

Information source: Principal of United College, St. Andrews. EDUCATION: St. Andrews University; Master of Arts 1750; Doctor of Divinity, St. Andrews, 1766. EDUCATION: Became tutor in the famil...

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John Inglis, Min. of Old Greyfriars, Edinburgh (1762 - 1834)

Biographical Summary " John Inglis , born 1762, youngest son of Harry I., min. of Forteviot ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Fresb. of Perth 28th Sept. 1785; ord. to Tibbermore 20th July ...

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George Husband Baird MP (1761 - 1840)

"Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," George Baird, 1761 name: George Baird gender: Male baptism/christening date: 27 Jul 1761 baptism/christening place: , BO'NESS, WEST LOTHIAN, SCOTLA...

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William Greenfield, Min. of St Giles, Edinburgh (b. - 1827)

Biographical Summary " William Greenfield , son of Capt. 1787 John G. and Grizel Cockburn ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 7th April 1778); ord. to Wemyss 6th Sept. 1781 ; trans, to St Andrew's, Edinburgh, 25th No...

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

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 J...

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Very Rev Andrew Hunter of Barjarg (1743 - 1809)

Biographical Summary Hunter of Barjarg, Andrew . ?-22/04/1809. Ref: 773. Male. Titles and British Honours: Very Rev. Place of Birth: Edinburgh. Place of Death: New Street, Edinburgh. Place ...

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Rev George Hill, Min. of St Andrews (1750 - 1819)

Extensive biography and source of portrait are here: ) In 1782, he married Harriet Scott, daughter of Alexander Scott, an Edinburgh merchant and magistrate who had retired to St Andrews. Her portrait...

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

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. b...

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

Biographical Summary " 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 E...

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James Brown, Min. of New North Parish, Edinburgh (1724 - 1786)

Biographical Summary " James Brown , bapt. 17th Dec. 1724, youngest son of John B., min. of Abercorn ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (27th April 1742) ; licen. by Presb. of Perth 23rd July 17...

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David Shaw, Min. of Coylton (c.1719 - 1810)

Biographical Summary David Shaw , third son of Alexander S. min of Edinkillie ; licen. by Presb. of Forres 10th Nov. 1743; pres. by George II. 12th July 1748 ; ord. 29th June 1749; D.D. (St Andrews, ...

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Gilbert Hamilton, Min. of Cramond (1715 - 1772)

Biographical Summary Gilbert Hamilton , born 16th May 1715, son of William H. above mentioned ; educated at Univ. of Edin. ; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 7th Sept. 1736; pres. by John, Earl of Ruglen...

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John Hamilton, Min. of St Mungo's (1713 - 1780)

Biographical Summary John Hamilton , bapt. 8th Sept. 1713, son of John H., min. of Blackfriars Parish ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. to the Barony 8th Sept. 1737; pres. by George II. 20th Dec....

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William Robertson, Min of Old Greyfriars (1721 - 1793)

William Robertson William RobertsonBorn: 19-Sep-1721 Birthplace: Borthwick, Mid Lothian, Scotland Died: 11-Jun-1793 Location of death: Edinburgh, Scotland Cause of death: unspecified Gender: Male R...

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Thomas Turnbull, Min. of Borthwick (1701 - 1786)

Biographical Summary " Thomas Turnbull , born 27th 1?34 Sept. 1701, son of George T., min. of Tynninghame ; licen. by Presb. of Dunbar 25th March 1724 ; ord. to Greenlaw 3rd Aug. 1725; called 24th De...

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William Leechman of Auchencairn, Principal of Glasgow University (1706 - 1785)

Biographical Summary William Leechman [or Leishman] [his original signature] of Auchencairn, Cadder, born 1706, son of William L., farmer, Roberton, Dolphinton, Lanarkshire [who, when a youth, had ta...

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Robert Hamilton, Min. of Old Greyfriars (1707 - 1787)

Biographical Summary Hamilton, Robert . 19/05/1707-03/04/1787. Ref: 686. Male. Titles and British Honours: Very Rev. Place of Birth: Manse of Cramond, Edinburgh. Place of interment: Buccleuch...

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Rev. Dr. Alexander Webster (1708 - 1784)

Dr. Alexander Webster (1708-84), was the eminent Edinburgh clergyman, Minister of the Tolbooth Kirk, sometime Moderator of the General Assembly and occasional poet. Biographical Summary Alexander W...

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Patrick Cumming, Min. of Old Kirk (1695 - 1776)

Biographical Summary Patrick Cumin [Cuming] , born 1695, eldest son of Robert C. of Relugas ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 4th May 1716) ; chaplain to Lord Justice-Clerk Grange ; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 5th...

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George Wishart, Min. of Tron Parish, Edinburgh (1703 - 1785)

Biographical Summary " George Wishart , son of preceding; 1730 educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (27th May 1719); licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 27th April 1725; ord. to St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, ...

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Robert Kinloch, Min. of St Giles (b. - 1756)

Biographical Summary Robert Kinloch , M.A. (St Andrews, 7th May 1706); studied at St Leonard's College; licen. by Presb. of Dundee and Forfar 3rd Oct. 1711; called to Third Charge, Dundee, 22nd June,...

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William Wishart, Min. of Tron Parish, Edinburgh (b. - 1753)

Biographical Summary " William Wishart (secundus), son of William W., min. in 1707 ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh; min. of the Scots Church, Founder's Hall, London; elected Principal of the Univ. o...

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Neil Campbell (1676 - 1761)

Biographical Summary Neil Campbell , born 1678, son of Major John C, of the Clenary family ; educated by his uncle, Patrick C, min. of Glenaray ; licen. by Presb. of Argyll 21st June 1701; ord. to Ki...

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James Bannatine, Min. of Trinity College Church (c.1674 - 1756)

Biographical Summary James Bannatine , educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; tutor in the family of Robert Dundas, Lord Arniston ; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 26th Oct. 1703: ord. to Whittingehame 19th J...

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Lauchlin McIntosh of Dalmunzie, Min. of Errol (c.1690 - 1744)

Biographical Summary " Lauchlin McIntosh of Dalmunzie , only son of John M. of Dalmunzie ; educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (3rd May 1710); licen. by Presb. of Dunkeld 16th March 1714 ; ord. to...

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Alexander Anderson, Min. of St Andrews (c.1676 - 1737)

Biographical Summary " Alexander Anderson , son of John A., Principal of St Leonard's College; educated at Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (23rd July 1697); licen. by Presb. there 22nd Feb. 1700; ord. to K...

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John Gowdie, Min. of Earlston (1682 - 1762)

Biographical Summary " John Gowdie , born 1682, son of John G., min. of Sprouston ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (30th April 1700); licen. by Presb. of Kelso 27th Jan. 1702 ; ord. to Earlsto...

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James Alston, Min. of Dirleton (1679 - 1733)

Biographical Summary " James Alston , born 1679, son of 1703 James A., merchant, Edinburgh ; M.A. Edinburgh, 28th July 1697); licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 15th July 1702 ; app. by the Town Council o...

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Thomas Black, Min. of Perth (b. - 1739)

Biographical Summary Thomas Black , educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Cupar 9th July 1695 ; ord. to Strathmiglo 12th Sept. 1695 ; trans, to Wemyss 14th Oct. 1697; trans, to Second Ch...

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William Hamilton, Min. of Cramond (1669 - 1732)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " William Hamilton (1669–1732) was a Scottish Presbyterian theologian and minister of the Church of Scotland. He was Professor of Divinity at the University of E...

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John Stirling, Principal of Glasgow University (1654 - 1727)

Biographical Summary " John Stirling , bapt. 18th Aug. 1654, son of John S., min. of Kilbarchan ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. there 12th Feb. 1690 ; ord. to Inchinnan 7th May 1691...

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

Biographical Summary " 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,...

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David Williamson, Min. of St Cuthbert's (c.1634 - 1706)

Biographical Summary " David Williamson , M.A., formerly in Collegiate Charge ; was denounced as a rebel 6th July 1674, for holding conventicles, and intercommuned 6th Aug. 1675. After the final Indu...

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David Blair, Minister at Old Kirk (1637 - 1710)

Biographical Summary " David Blair , born 1637, eldest son of Robert B., min. of St. Andrews, and his second wife, Katherine Montgomerie of Braidstane, daugh. of Viscount Montgomerie of Airds; educat...

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Patrick Simson, Min. of Renfrew (1628 - 1715)

Biographical Summary " Patrick Simson , born 2nd Oct. 1628, son of Adam S., min. of New Abbey ; educated under his cousin, George Gillespie, min. of St Giles', Edinburgh, and was four years tutor in ...

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Rev George Gillespie (1613 - 1648)

George Gillespie was born at Kirkcaldy, where his father, John Gillespie, was parish minister, and studied at St. Andrews University as a "presbytery bursar". On graduating he became domestic chaplain ...

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Robert Blair, Min. of St Andrews (1593 - 1666)

Biographical Summary " Robert Blair , born Irvine 1593, sixth son of John B. of Windyedge, a merchant-adventurer and cadet of Blair, and Beatrix Mure of the Rowallan family; educated at Univ. of Glas...

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Robert Douglas, Min. of Pencaitland (b. - 1674)

Biographical Summary Robert Douglas , son of Robert, an illegitimate son of Sir George D. of Lochleven, brother of William, fifth Earl of Morton. Educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1614) ; licen...

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Andrew Ramsey, Min. of Greyfriars and Old Kirk (1574 - 1659)

Biographical Summary "RAMSAY, ANDREW (1574–1659), Scottish divine and Latin poet, born in 1574, was son of David Ramsay of Balmain, Kincardineshire, and Katherine Carnegie, of the house of Kin...

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Reverend David Dickson (1583 - 1662)

Biographical Summary David Dickson of Busby, born Glasgow 1583, son of John D., a wealthy merchant of the Trongate, was at first intended for the mercantile profession, but afterwards studied for the...

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Rev. John Forbes MP (c.1568 - 1635)

Rev. John Forbes, third son of Patrick, was born 1568 in Alford, Aberdeenshire, and died 1634 in Aberdeen. He was minister at Alford and later at Delft, Holland. He was banished from Scotland for his r...

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John Spottiswoode, Archbishop of St. Andrews MP (c.1565 - 1639)

SPOTTISWOOD, JOHN, a distinguished prelate, archbishop of St. Andrews, eldest son of the preceding, was born in 1565. The house of Greenbank near the village of Mid Calder, Edinburghshire, is mentioned...

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James Law, Baron of Brunton, Bishop of Glasgow (c.1561 - 1632)

Biographical Summary James Law , born about 1561, son of John L. of Spittal, portioner of Lathrisk, Fife, and Margaret Strang of the Balcaskie family, and brother of Andrew L., min. of Neilston ; edu...

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Bishop James Nicolson (c.1550 - 1607)

From: "The County families of the Shetland Islands" by Frances J. Grant, Published 1893. JAMES NICOLSON, the second son of James Nicolson, He received a grant of a pension of £60 per annum o...

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Patrick Galloway, Min. of St Giles, Edinburgh (c.1551 - 1626)

Biographical Summary " Patrick Galloway , born about 1551, son of Thomas G., baxter, burgess of Dundee, and Christian Nicoll ; was min. of Fowlis Easter in 1576 ; trans, to Perth 25th April 1581 ; su...

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Robert Bruce, Min. of St Giles (c.1554 - 1631)

Biographical Summary Robert Bruce , born 1554, second son of Sir Alexander B. of Airth and Janet, daugh. of Lord Livingston and great-granddaughter of James I. ; educated at St Leonard's College, St ...

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James Melville, Min. of Kilrenny (1556 - 1614)

Biographical Summary James Melvill [or Melville] , born 26th July 1556, son of Richard M. of Baldovie, min. of Maryton, and Isobeil Scrymgeour, and nephew of Andrew M. ; educated privately, and at Un...

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Andrew Melville, Principal of St Mary's (1545 - 1622)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary Andrew Melville (1 August 1545 – 1622) was a Scottish scholar, theologian and religious reformer. His fame encouraged scholars from the European Continent to stu...

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Andrew Hay, Min. of Renfrew (b. - 1593)

Biographical Summary " Andrew Hay of Renfield, son of William H. fourth of Talla, Tweedsmuir, and Janet Spottiswood, was prebendary of Renfrew in 1556, rector and parson 10th July 1558; joined the Re...

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David Fergusson, Min. of Dunfermline (b. - 1598)

Biographical Summary " David Fergusson [or Ferguson] , said to have been a native of Dundee, though this is not certain. The date of his birth is also conjectural. Spottiswood believed it to be about...

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George Hay, Min. of Rathven (c.1530 - 1588)

Biographical Summary George Hay , born about 1530, was a younger son of William H., fifth of Talla, Tweedsmuir, and Janet Spottiswood of that family. He appears first as rector of Rathven on 10th Jul...

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Robert Pont, Provost of Trinity College (c.1524 - 1606)

Biographical Summary " Pont, Kylpont, or Kynpont, Robert (1524-1606), Scottish reformer, born in 1524 at or near Culross, Perthshire (Buchanan, De Scriptoribus Scotis Illustribus), was the son of Joh...

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Bishop David Ross Lindsay, Bishop of Ross (1532 - 1613)

David Lindsay (1531–1613), bishop of Ross, was the son of Robert Lindsay of Kirkton, brother of David, ninth Earl of Crawford. He was said to have been a student of the university of St Andrews,...

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John Row, Min. of Perth (1526 - 1580)

Biographical Summary " John Row , born "in a landward roume called Row," near Dunblane, about 1526 ; educated at the Grammar School of Stirling and St Leonard's College, St Andrews, where he matricul...

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Reverend John Knox MP (c.1514 - 1572)

From Wikipedia John Knox (c. 1510 – 24 November 1572) was a Scottish clergyman and leader of the Protestant Reformation who is considered the founder of the Presbyterian denomination. He was...

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George Buchanan MP (1506 - 1582)

) Please see Discussion for re-configurement of his parents, erroneously presented as Patrick and Margaret. [Sharon June 2013]

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