Matthew Cleghorn, Min. of Dryfesdale

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Matthew Cleghorn, Min. of Dryfesdale

Death: June 17, 1781 (69-70)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Cleghorn, Min. of Wemyss and Janet Selkrig
Husband of Euphemia Graham
Father of Euphemia Cleghorn and Barbara Cleghorn
Brother of Elizabeth Clerk

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Matthew Cleghorn, Min. of Dryfesdale

Biographical Summary

"Matthew Cleghorn, born 1711, son of John Cleghorn, min. of Wemyss; licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 17th March 1737; ord. to Rousay 16th September 1747; trans. to St Andrew's, Orkney, 18th August 1752; pres. by George III 7th September 1764; adm. 18th July 1765; died 17th June 1781. He married:

1) 1726 (name unknown)

2) 1749, Euphemia (died at Edinburgh, 27th October 1809, aged 83), daughter of Robert Graham, great-grandson of Bishop Graham of Orkney, and had issue:

  • John, born 14th November 1749
  • Euphemia, born 15th February 1751 (married Bryce Little, min. of Covington)
  • Janet, born 15th July 1752, died 24th May 1770
  • Elizabeth, born 13th October 1753 (married, pro. 20th March 1782, Alexander Keay, brewer, Edinburgh)
  • Jean, born 10th June 1755, died 14th November 1776
  • James, born 31st August 1756
  • Charlotte, born 25th December 1757, died 4th February 1758
  • Barbara Ann, born 19th March 1759 (married Robert Little, min. of Applegarth)
  • Robert, born 10th January 1764
  • Margaret, born 2nd July 1765
  • George, born 20th September 1768."

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. II, page 204

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