Rev George Smith, Min. of Galston

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Rev George Smith, Min. of Galston

Death: April 28, 1823 (75)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Smith, Min. of Cranstoun and Jean Baird
Husband of Private and Marion Freer
Father of Henrietta Scott Balfour; Margaret Isabella Smith and George Smith, Min. of Tolbooth, Edinburgh
Half brother of Beatrix Smith

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Rev George Smith, Min. of Galston

Biographical Summary

George Smith, born 2nd March 1748, son of William S., min. of Cranstoun ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 6th July 1773; pres. by John Wallace of Cessnock 26th July 1777; ord. 3rd Feb. 1778; D.D. (Glasgow, Oct. 1806); died 28th April 1823. He figures in Burns's The Kirk's Alarm, The Holy Fair, and The Twa Herds. He marr. 24th April 1782, Marion (born 9th July 1755, died at Edinburgh, 14th May 1825), daugh. of Adam Freer of Innernethy, Perthshire, and had issue —

  • Margaret Isabella, born 22nd July 1783 (marr. John Moodie, min. of Riccarton) ;
  • Jean, born 24th April 1785, died 30th Dec. 1824 ;
  • Henrietta Scott, born 24th July 1787 (marr. Lewis Balfour, D.D., min. of Colinton) ;
  • William, banker, Edinburgh, born 24th Nov. 1789 ;
  • Adam Freer, merchant, Calcutta, born 1st June 1791 ;
  • George, D.D., min. of Tolbooth, Edinburgh ;
  • Marion, born 7th Aug. 1795 ;
  • David, merchant, Calcutta, born 12th Nov. 1798 ;
  • John, West India merchant, Glasgow, born 9th Nov. 1800, died 15th Aug. 1880.

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. III, page 40

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Rev George Smith, Min. of Galston's Timeline

March 2, 1748
July 22, 1783
Age 35
Age 38
February 18, 1793
Age 44
April 28, 1823
Age 75