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George Smith, Min. of Galston

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

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

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About 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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George Smith, Min. of Galston's Timeline

1748
March 2, 1748
1783
July 22, 1783
Age 35
1787
1787
Age 38
1793
February 18, 1793
Age 44
1823
April 28, 1823
Age 75