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Robert Blair, Minister at Athelstaneford

Birthdate: (47)
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: February 4, 1746 (47)
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. David Blair, Minister Edinburgh and Eupham Nisbet
Husband of Isabella Law
Father of Robert Blair of Avontoun, Judge; nn Blair; nn Blair; nn Blair; nn Blair and 1 other
Brother of Archibald Blair, Minister at Garvald and Bara; Eupham Blair and Katherine Blair

Occupation: Minister, Poet
Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Rev. Robert Blair, Poet

Biographical Summary

"Robert Blair, born 1699, eldest son of David B., min. at Old Kirk Parish, Edinburgh; educated at the Univ. of Edinburgh and in Holland; licen. by Presb. of Haddington 5th Aug. 1729; pres. by Francis Kinloch, advocate, 11th Aug. 1730; ord. 5th Jan. 1731; died 4th Feb 1746...

...He marr. 11 April 1738 Isabella (died 1st Aug. 1774), eldest daugh. of William Law of Elvingston, Professor of Moral Philosophy, Univ. of Edinburgh, and had issue - David; William; Francis; Robert of Avontoun, Lord President of the Court of Session, born 1741, died 20th May 1811; Archibald; Anna."

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiæ scoticanæ: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. I, page 354

Robert was the poet of the 'Grave'

He was educated in Edinburgh and took a degree in Holland.

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Rev. Robert Blair, Poet's Timeline

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 42
Athelstaneford, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
February 4, 1746
Age 47