Reverend Mr. Robert Wilkie, Minister of the Gospel at Blackfriars, Glasgow

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Reverend Mr. Robert Wilkie, Minister of the Gospel at Blackfriars, Glasgow

Death: February 20, 1640 (61-62)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Wilkie, Burgess of Lanark and Agnes Macmorran
Husband of Jean Inglis
Father of Reverend Mr, William Wilkie of Haghill, Minister of the Gospel at Govan; Master John Wilkie of Broomhouse; Master James Wilkie; Janet Wilkie; Margaret Wilkie and 3 others
Brother of Agnes Wilkie

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About Reverend Mr. Robert Wilkie, Minister of the Gospel at Blackfriars, Glasgow


Minister of the Gospel at Blackfriars Church in Glasgow

He Graduated Master of Arts at Glasgow University in 1598; He was Dean of Faculty at the University of Glasgow, 1622-28, Rector of the University, 1629, 1632, 1633 and 1638, and Vice Chancellor of the University, 1637; He was a Member of the Court of High Commission 1634; He translated from Douglas; He was Minister of the Gospel at Blackfriars parish in Glasgow; He was admitted before 18 July 1622; He had charge of the west quarter of the City from 1622 until 1627, and of the east quarter from 1628 until his death on 20 February 1640

Fasti of the Church of Scotland III: p. 300

Fasti of the Church of Scotland III: p. 398

Burgess and Guildbrother of Glasgow

27 September 1621 Glasgow Burgesses, 1573-1750, p. 57

The Reverend Mr. Robert Wilkie "one of the ordinary ministers of the burgh" was enrolled as a burgess and guildbrother of Glasgow on 17 June 1630. He was admitted in right of "his service in the office of the ministry and to give him the greater curage heirefter". Glasgow Burgesses, 1573-1750, p. 77

Evidence from the National Records of Scotland


24 November 1613: Feu Charter granted by John [Spottiswood] archbishop of Glasgow, with consent of the dean and chapter of his metropolitan kirk, narrating that the 20 merk lands of Bischopforrest in the parish of Kirkpatrik Irngray and stewartry of Kirkcudbricht belonged to himself and his predecessors, archbishops foresaid, as part of the patrimony of their archbishoprick, and that John lord Heryis sometime heritable proprietor thereof resigned the same with the privilege of regality into the hands of the archbishop as superior 'ad remanentiam'; and disponing in favour of William Moring, portioner of Barboy, his heirs and assignees whomsoever, the half of the merk land of old extent of Barboy, with the houses, biggings, yards, tofts, crofts, outsets etc thereof, lying in Bischopforest within the parish of Kirkpatrik Ingray [Irongray] and stewartry of Kirkcudbricht. To be holden 'de nobis' in feu farm: Rendering therefor yearly the sum of 17s Scots as the former duty and 4d in augmentation thereof, the service of one shearer in autumn and the use of a horse for half a day 'ad glebas', - giving suit and presence when required at the courts of the regality held yearly within the bounds thereof, the archbishop and his successors being bound on their part to hold the said courts by sufficient bailies of their own household, and failing that to appoint one or more of the fittest of their feuars of Bischopforrest. The charter contains a precept of sasine directed blank. At Edinburgh. Witnesses: Mr James Broun, minister at the kirk of Kirpatrik Irngray; William Hanyng, clerk of the commissariot of Drumfreis; Andrew Hay and Robert Blunt the archbishop's servitors; and John Nicoll, clerk to the signet, by whose servitor Quintin Kennedy the charter is written. (Signed) Jo Glasguen; Mr James Hamilton, dean of Glasgow; Mr James Steuart, chancelor; T Moir, persoun of Morbattill; T Hay, Peblas; Mr Rt Hunter, persoun of Sanquhar; Mr James Logane, persone of Ettilstoun; Mr George Cleland, person of Durisdeir; J Bannatyne, Carnwaithe; Mr J Campbell, Luss; Mr J Cuninghame, Cumnok; Mr R Wilkie, Douglas; W Wheitfurd, Moffet; W Birsbane, Erskine; Mr Jhone Tenent, Balarnok; J Hay, Ranfrow; Mr Patrik Walkinschaw, subdene: Mr James Gillespie, Killern. National Records of Scotland, Papers of Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, reference GD103/1/108


14 September 1633: Copy Charter by Doctor John Strang, Principal, Masters George Young, John Rae, William Wilkie and James Forsyth, regents of the College of Glasgow, superiors of the lands underwritten, with consent of Mr. Robert Wilkie, rector, and Mr. Zacharia Boyd, dean of the said College, in favour of James Hay, lawful son of the late Thomas Hay of Scroggis, his heirs and successors, of the half of the lands of Scroggis, lying in the barony of Stobo and shire of Peebles, which belonged to Alexander Hay of Monktoun, and disponed by him to said James Hay. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Marquis of Tweeddale (Yester), reference GD28/1421

Biographical and Genealogical Accounts

  1. Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae: The Succession of Ministers in the Church of Scotland from the Reformation, Vol. III, page 398
  2. Charters and Other Documents Relating to the City of Glasgow, A.D. 1175-1649. Part I (Scottish Burgh Records Society, Glasgow, MDCCCXCVII.), p. Appendix
  3. Darryl Lundy's Peerage