Reverend Ralph Drummond

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Reverend Ralph Drummond

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Birthplace: Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: April 26, 1872 (79)
City of Mitcham, South Australia, Australia
Place of Burial: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Immediate Family:

Husband of Elizabeth Drummond
Father of Helen Bagshaw

Occupation: Presbyterian minister
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About Reverend Ralph Drummond

Reverend Ralph Drummond (1792-1872) Presbyterian clergyman, is mainly remembered, however, as the founder of Presbyterianism in South Australia. On 14 February 1826 he married Elizabeth Murray of the parish of Elie, by whom he had ten children. He died at Mitcham, South Australia, on 26 April 1872.

Rev Drummond was born on 4 June 1792, at Stirling, Scotland, the fourth son of Duncan Drummond.

Influenced by the principles of religious equality offered in South Australia, Drummond embarked with his wife and eight children in the Sir Charles Forbes and arrived at Port Adelaide on 7 June 1839.

After having announced his intention to remain at Adelaide provided he could establish a church, Drummond commenced services in the South Australian School Society's premises, North Terrace, on 14 July 1839, and formally erected a Presbyterian congregation on 18 October. On 24 November the congregation's meeting place was transferred to the classical school, which Drummond had established at Angas Street two weeks earlier; here the congregation met regularly until a church in Gouger Street, Adelaide, was opened on 27 February 1842.

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/drummond-ralph-1997

The first Presbyterian minister in South Australia, the Rev. Ralph Drummond, arrived with his wife and seven children in 1839 and conducted the first Presbyterian services in Adelaide in the South Australian Society's schoolroom on North Terrace, opposite Holy Trinity Church. In 1842 the first Presbyterian Church in Adelaide was opened in Gouger Street. In 1854, with other clergy, he successfully petitioned South Australian Parliament to allow ministers from other churches to be granted the right to conduct marriages, which until this time only Anglican ministers had the power to do. Drummond resigned from full-time ministry in 1855, but continued taking services for many years afterwards, being seen as a major founder of the Presbyterian Church in South Australia. He died at Mitcham in 1872.

http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?c=1560

DRUMMOND Ralph, Elizabeth MURRAY, Kath, Thos, Eliz, Rbt, John, Chas, Ralph (d aft arr), Helen arrived in SA 1839-06-07 aboard Sir Charles Forbes from Liverpool

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PORTRAIT: Reverend Ralph Drummond, Minister at the Gouger Street United Presbyterian Church, 1839-1855.

Ralph Drummond (c. 1792 – 26 April 1872) married Elizabeth Murray (c. 1797 – 12 August 1875). Their children were:

  • 1. Katherine Drummond ( – 31 December 1905)
  • 2. Thomas Drummond ( – 12 February 1887) married Jessie Tyrie ( – ) in 1855
    • Ralph Drummond (c. 1856 – 18 August 1934)
    • Annie Drummond ( – 6 April 1900)
  • 3. Elizabeth Drummond ( – 15 April 1911)
  • 4. Robert Drummond ( – 21 June 1903) married Eliza Spender ( – ) in 1858
  • 5. John Drummond (c. 1833 – 7 September 1894) married Jane Vince ( – ) in 1861, lived at Echuca
    • Katharine Adelaide Drummond ( – 16 March 1937)
    • Elizabeth Emma Drummond ( – 12 December 1937) married ?? Williamson ( – )
    • Ralph Murray Drummond ( – 16 March 1937)
    • Florence Alberta Drummond ( – 1 June 1944)
  • 6. Charles Drummond ( – 12 February 1913) married Achsah Mary Dalwood ( – ) on 20 September 1864. He was with Education Department.
    • Rev. Frank Charles Drummond (c. 1875 – September 1903)
    • Amy Drummond ( – 8 August 1905) married James May Simpson ( – ) on 13 June 1888
  • 7. Ralph Drummond ( – ) (d aft arr)
  • 8. Helen Drummond ( – 30 October 1920) married John Augustus Bagshaw ( – ) on 24 May 1869
  • 9. Mary Drummond (c. 1840 – 12 July 1921) was City Missionary
  • 10. Margaret Drummond (c. 1843 – 28 July 1922)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Drummond

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Reverend Ralph Drummond's Timeline

1792
June 4, 1792
Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
1872
April 26, 1872
Age 79
City of Mitcham, South Australia, Australia
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia