Hugh Blair, Min. of St Giles

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Hugh Blair, Min. of St Giles

Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: Died in Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Burial: Edinburgh, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of John Blair
Husband of Katherine Bannatine

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About Hugh Blair, Min. of St Giles

Biographical Summary

Blair, Hugh. 05/04/1718-27/12/1800. Ref: 160. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Rev.
  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh.
  • Place of Death: Edinburgh.
  • Place of interment: Greyfriars Cemy, Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Minister of Religion.
  • Appointments Held: Licenced 1741; Minister 1742-3, Colessie, Fife; 1743-, 2nd Minister, Canongate; Minister 1754-8 Lady Yester's Church; 1758-, High Kirk, Edinburgh; Professor 1762-1781, Rhetoric & Belles Lettres, Edinburgh University.
  • Schools and Tutors: High School Edinburgh.
  • Undergraduate Studies: MA(Edinburgh 1739).
  • Postgraduate Studies: DD (St Andrews 1757).
  • Publications: "Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres" 1783," Essay on the Beautiful".
  • Marital Status: Married (1748) Katharine Bannatyne.
  • Father: John Blair, merchant, Edinburgh.
  • References: DNB 5, 1886, 160-1; Edinburgh University Journal 29, 1980, 323; Anderson, 1, 323-5; Shapin 42; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage 2, 1981, 6; W P Anderson 1931, 406-7.
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor (Literary)1783-9, President (Literary) 1789-96.
  • 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 90

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Hugh Blair, Min. of St Giles's Timeline

April 5, 1718
Edinburgh, Scotland
December 27, 1800
Age 82
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland