James Gillespie, Principal of St Mary's

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James Gillespie

Death: June 02, 1791 (69)
Immediate Family:

Son of James Gillespie, Min. of Arngask and Euphan Fute
Husband of Isobel Dick and Jean Fortoun
Father of Jane Gillespie and Robert Gillespie Smyth of Gibliston, WS
Brother of Laurence Gillespie, Min. of Auchtermuchty

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About James Gillespie, Principal of St Mary's

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 Scotland 1745; Minister of several parishes; Principal 1779, St Mary's College, St. Andrews University; Moderator 1779, Church of Scotland General Assembly.
  • Postgraduate Studies: DD.
  • Father: Rev James Gillespie, CS Minister.
  • References: Fasti Eccl. Scot. 7, 1928, 422; Shapin 193.
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Notes: Born 1722.
  • 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 359

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James Gillespie, Principal of St Mary's's Timeline

April 10, 1751
Age 29
February 4, 1777
Age 55
June 2, 1791
Age 69