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George Cook, Min. of Laurencekirk

Birthplace: Fife, Scotland
Death: Died in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Prof. John Cook and Janet Hill
Husband of Diana Shank
Father of John Cook, Min. of Haddington; Mary Cook; Alexander Shank Cook and George Cook, Min. of Borgue
Brother of Henry David Cook, Min. of Kilmany; Prof. John Cook and Harriet Cook

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About George Cook, Min. of Laurencekirk

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 Chapel, St. Andrews, Fife.
  • Profession: Minister of Religion.
  • Appointments Held: Licensed 1795; Minister 1796-1829 Laurencekirk; Professor 1829-45, Moral Philosophy, St Andrews University; Moderator 1825, Church of Scotland General Assembly.
  • Undergraduate Studies: MA (St Andrews 1790).
  • Postgraduate Studies: DD(1808).
  • Publications: "Reformation in Scotland" 1811,"Church of Scotland" 1815, etc.
  • Marital Status: Married Diana Shank.
  • Mother: Janet Hill.
  • Father: John Cook of Newburn FRSE 1739-1815.
  • Other Family: nephew of John Hill FRSE 1747-1805 and George Hill FRSE 1750-1819.
  • References: DNB 12, 1887, 65-6; Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae i, 397, iii 878-9, 898; Shapin 106; Anderson 1, 680-682; C Rogers 2, 1872, 136 & 294.
  • Date of Election: 22/01/1816.
  • Proposers: Andrew Duncan Jnr.& Snr, J Playfair,(Minute 20/11/1815 NLS Acc10,000/4) & ms Proposal 20/11/1815 Acc10,000/42).see note.
  • Notes: Born December 1772. The ms proposal is seconded also by John Davidson.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 200

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George Cook, Min. of Laurencekirk's Timeline

Fife, Scotland
September 12, 1807
Age 35
May 21, 1809
Age 37
December 9, 1810
Age 38
June 11, 1812
Age 40
May 13, 1845
Age 73
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland