James Sheriffs, Min. of St Nicholas

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James Sheriffs, Min. of St Nicholas

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of David Sheriffs and Jane Lunan
Husband of Amelia Morison
Brother of Andrew Sheriffs

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About James Sheriffs, Min. of St Nicholas

Biographical Summary

James Sheriffs, born 1752, son of David S., builder, Aberdeen, and Jane Lunan, and brother of Andrew S., the poet ; educated at Marischal College ; MA. (1770); became a master in the Grammar School of Aberdeen; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 27th March 1776; ord. 10th June 1779; D.D. (King's College, 23rd Oct. 1795); elected Moderator of General Assembly 21st May 1807 ; dem. 9th Feb. 1814; died 26th March 1830. He marr. 28th Sept. 1790, Amelia (bapt. 2lst Jan. 1756; died 21st May 1818), daugh. of James Morison of Elsick, Lord Provost of Aberdeen, and had issue —

  • David, born 5th Dec. 1791, died at Madeira, 15th Dec. 1809;
  • James, born 19th Jan. 1793, died 19th Dec. 1813;
  • Alexander, born 19th June 1794, died 4th Sept. 1813 ;
  • Amelia, born 14th Aug. 1796 (marr. Robert Burnett, W.S.) ;
  • Jane, born 19th Dec. 1797 (marr. 9th Aug. 1817, Alexander Cadenhead, advocate, Aberdeen, died 22nd April 1832.)

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. VI, page 39

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James Sheriffs, Min. of St Nicholas's Timeline

March 26, 1830
Age 78