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Reverend Alexander Hill

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: St Andrew's, Fife
Death: January 27, 1867 (81)
Ayr, South Ayrshire, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev George Hill, Min. of St Andrews and Harriet Hill
Husband of Margaret Crawfurd
Father of George Hill; Margaret Hill; Crawfurd Hill; Reverend Alexander Hill; Robert Hill and 4 others
Brother of John Hill; Elizabeth Hill; David Hill; Joseph Hill; George Hill and 6 others

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About Reverend Alexander Hill

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Professor of Divinity at Glasgow.

EDUCATION: St. Andrews University; Master of Arts, 1804; Doctor of Divinity, St. Andrews, 1828.
EDUCATION: In his travels he was partly a tutor and student of the classics.
EDUCATION: Translated and admitted to St. Andrews Chair, 1840.
EDUCATION: Resigned the Chair, 1862.
CHURCH: Licensed by the Presbytery at St. Andrews 1806.
CHURCH: Ordained to Colmonell, 1815.
CHURCH: Translated to Dailly, 1816.
CHURCH: Minister, 1840.
CHURCH: Proposed as Moderator of the General Assembly, 1840, but defeated.
OFFICE: Elected Moderator of the General Assembly, 1845.


TRAVELS: Travelled nine years in England and abroad.

Rev. Hill was Professor of Divinity at the University of Glasgow from 1840 until 1862.

For the year 1845 he was the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

"Hill, Alexander (1785-1867), Church of Scotland minister and theologian, was born at St Andrews, Fife, on 19 July 1785, the son of George Hill (1750-1819), principal of St Mary's College, and his wife, Harriet Scott. He studied at the university of his native city, and graduated in September 1804. He was licensed as a preacher in 1806; for nine years afterwards he travelled in England and abroad, acting as tutor to a relative and pursuing his own studies, especially in the classics. In 1815 he was ordained as minister of Colmonell in Ayrshire; in June 1816 he was translated to the neighbouring parish of Dailly, where he remained for twenty-five years. He graduated DD at St Andrews in 1828. He married Margaret (d. 1874), only daughter of Major Crawford HEICS of Newfield; they had nine children."

He actually married Margaret on 18 & 22/4/1817, according to a couple of IGI extracted records. Note the DNB says "...only daughter..." and that this Col Crawfurd served in the HEICS.

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Reverend Alexander Hill's Timeline

July 19, 1785
July 24, 1785
St Andrew's
August 31, 1819
Age 34
April 16, 1822
Age 36
February 11, 1824
Age 38
January 28, 1826
Age 40
Ayr, South Ayrshire, UK
June 24, 1827
Age 41
April 14, 1831
Age 45
May 2, 1833
Age 47