Revd. John Cook,DD, Min.of Haddington

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John Cook

Birthdate: (66)
Death: September 11, 1874 (66)
Immediate Family:

Son of George Cook, Min. of Laurencekirk and Diana Shank
Husband of Helen Davidson
Father of Diana Shank Cook
Brother of Mary Cook; Alexander Shank Cook; George Cook, Min. of Borgue; Janet Cook and Diana Cook

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Revd. John Cook,DD, Min.of Haddington

Biographical Summary

John Cook, born 12th Sept. 1807, eldest son of George C, D.D., min. of Laurencekirk (afterwards Professor of Moral Philosophy at St Andrews) ; educated at Laurencekirk Parish School and Univ. of St Andrews ; MA. (1823) ; licen. by Presb. of Fordoun 17th Sept. 1828; assistant to his father ; ord. to Cults 1st June 1832 ; trans, to Second Charge, and adm. 19th Dec. 1833 ; suspended by the General Assembly 10th May 1842, from his judicial functions as a member of Presb. and other superior judicatories, till after the first Wednesday of March 1843, for holding communion with the mins. of Strathbogie ; trans, to First Charge, and adm. 20th June 1843; D.D. (St Andrews 1843) ; convener of the General Assembly's Committee on Education 27th May 1854 ; depute-clerk of Assembly 1859 ; principal clerk 1862 ; Moderator 24th May 1866; died 11th Sept. 1874. He marr. 14th July 1840, Helen (died 3rd Jan. 1860), daugh. of Henry Davidson, sheriff-clerk of Haddingtonshire, and had issue —

  • Martha Mary Chisholm, born 9th Nov. 1841 ;
  • Diana Shank, born 13th March 1843 (marr. John Forbes Watson Grant, M.A., min. of the Second Charge, Haddington, afterwards of St Stephen's, Edinburgh);
  • Helen, born Nov. 1848;
  • Harriet Anne Scott, born 7th Feb. 1854 ;
  • Louisa Frances, born 8th Aug. 1856, died in infancy.

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. I, page 370

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Revd. John Cook,DD, Min.of Haddington's Timeline

September 12, 1807
March 13, 1843
Age 35
September 11, 1874
Age 66