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William Greenfield, Min. of St Giles, Edinburgh

Death: June 28, 1827
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Greenfield and Grizel Cockburn
Husband of Janet Rutherfurd
Father of Andrew Rutherfurd of Crosshill, Lord Rutherfurd and N.N. Rutherfurd

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About William Greenfield, Min. of St Giles, Edinburgh

Biographical Summary

"William Greenfield, son of Capt. 1787 John G. and Grizel Cockburn ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 7th April 1778); ord. to Wemyss 6th Sept. 1781 ; trans, to St Andrew's, Edinburgh, 25th Nov. 1784 ; pres. by the Town Council 21st Feb., trans, and adm. 1st April 1787, holding in conjunction the Professorship of Rhetoric ; Almoner to the King, March 1789, which he res. in 1798; D.D. (Edinburgh, 31st March 1789) ; Moderator of Assembly 19th May 1796 ; dem. 20th, and dep. 26th Dec. 1798. He was degraded by the Univ. from his degrees of M.A. and D.D. ; died in the North of England 28th April 1827. He marr. 22nd Nov. 1782, Janet Bervie, who assumed the name of Rutherford, died 20th June 1827, and had issue —

  • Margaret, born 25th July 1784
  • Hugh Blair of Crosshill, captain 25th Regt., born 7th May 1786
  • Grizel, born 5th Dec. 1787 (marr. Thomas Clark, min. of St Andrew's, Edinburgh)
  • Jane, born 7th July 1789
  • Andrew, Senator of the College of Justice, born 21st June 1791, died 13th Dec. 1854
  • James Hunter, major R.E., born 13th Aug. 1794."

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. I, page 60

Other References


  • Though his date of election to RSE is 17/11/1783, his name does not appear on the List of Founding Fellows (17/11/1783) in the RSE Roll Book.
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