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John Cook

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: St Andrew's, Fife
Death: November 28, 1824 (53)
St Andrew's
Immediate Family:

Son of Prof. John Cook and Janet Hill
Husband of Elizabeth Hill
Father of Harriet Cook; Janet Cook; Prof. John Cook; George Cook, Min. of Kincardine O'Neil; Elizabeth Cook and 2 others
Brother of George Cook, Min. of Laurencekirk; Henry David Cook, Min. of Kilmany and Harriet Cook

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Prof. John Cook

Biographical Summary

"John Cook, born 24th Nov. 1771, eldest son of John C, Professor of Moral Philosophy, St Andrews; educated at Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1788) ; licen. by the Presb. there 19th Sept. 1792 ; ord. to Kilmany 9th May 1793; app. to Chair of Hebrew in Univ. of St Andrews 5th May 1802 ; D.D. (St Andrews, 3rd Sept. 1808); trans, to this Chair 27th Sept. that year ; elected Moderator of the General Assembly 16th May 1816 ; died 28th Nov. 1824. He marr. 2nd July 1803, Elizabeth (died 12th Sept. 1848), daugh. of George Hill, D.D., Principal of St Mary's College, and had issue— Harriet, died 1805 ; Alexander, born 1804, died 1839 ; Janet, born 11th Jan. 1806, died 20th May 1842; John, D.D., professor of Church History, St Andrews, born 1st Sept. 1807 ; George, min. of Kincardine O'Ncil, born 27th March 1809 ; Elizabeth, born 15th Aug. 1812, died at Rome 1878 ; Walter, lieut. Madras Infantry, born 19th Jan. 1815, died 1838 ; Alexander, born 1st May 1821."

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. VII, page 429-430

John was a Professor of Hebrew and Divinity at St. Andrews University, a man of varied and artistic gifts. At a time when Biblical Criticism was almost unknown in Scotland he wrote "In enquiry into the Books of the New Testament." Guarded and orthodox its views may now seem, yet to venture on such unknown ground was an indication of what was called his "fine sceptical mind."


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Prof. John Cook's Timeline

November 24, 1771
July 11, 1804
Age 32
January 11, 1806
Age 34
September 1, 1807
Age 35
St Andrew's
March 27, 1809
Age 37
August 15, 1812
Age 40
January 19, 1815
Age 43
May 1, 1821
Age 49
November 28, 1824
Age 53
St Andrew's