Ministers D

Ewing – List of Ministers: D

 


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DALE, WILLIAM

 
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Born at Glasgow, 1841. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Gordon, 1869. Translated, 1871, to Singapore. Married, 1871, Margaret Lithgow Lyall. Resigned, 1875. Settled at New Barnet, London, N., 1877. Subsequently Mr. Dale became Foreign Mission secretary of the Presbyterian Church of England.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 9th October, 1841, in Barony, Glasgow, the son of Hugh Dale, shoemaker, and Margaret Smith.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Margaret Lithgow Lyall on 13th September, 1871, in Gordon, Berwickshire. She was baptized in Legerwood, Berwickshire, on 18th May, 1843, the daughter of Robert Lyall and Mary Knox.

(2) Mary Blackhall in 1881 in Newington, Edinburgh. She was born in Scotland about 1846. She was born on 20th May, 1845, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the daughter of James Blackhall, comb manufacturer, and Helen Callender.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow, on 1st July, 1868. He was ordained in Gordon, Berwickshire, in 1869. He was called to Singapore in 1871. Thereafter he served in New Barnet, London, England. He was for a time editor of the Monthly Messenger of the English Presbyterian Church. He served as part-time Secretary to the English Presbyterian Church’s Foreign Missions’ Committee until 1904 when his congregation requested him to relinquish that work in the interests of the congregation. Accordingly, he was offered a seven year appointment as full-time Secretary to the Committee – “in view of his unrivalled knowledge of the details of the work, and the inestimable services he has already rendered to the Mission.” This he accepted and he was loosed from his charge and given a seat in the Presbytery of North London.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) Mary Knox Dale, born about 1872 in Singapore. She married Edgar Alfred Richards in the 4th quarter of 1893 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England. He was an accountant. The family emigrated to Canada in 1909.

(2) Margaret Lyall Dale born about 1874 in Singapore. She married Gilbert Pickering Albert Richards in the 3rd quarter of 1902 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England.

And by his second wife:

(3) Helen Callender Dale born in the 1st quarter of 1884 in New Barnet, Hertfordshire, England.

(4) Hugh Gordon Dale born on 20th December, 1885, in New Barnet, Hertfordshire, England. He married Dorothy Pavitt there in the 3rd quarter of 1913. He died in the 1st quarter of 1975 in Weston, Somerset/Avon, England.

(5) William Chalmers Dale born in the 3rd quarter of 1888 in New Barnet, Hertfordshire, England. He married Eliza Mabel Brodie. He died in 1977 in Hawick, Roxburghshire.

Publication – by him
Missions of the Presbyterian Church of England to Jew and Gentile in the East and Far East, with others, London, Presbyterian Church of England, 1899

Sources
The Morning Post, London, England, 30th October, 1899, p.8; Foreign Missions Report

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DALGARNO, JAMES, M.A.

 
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Born in Aberdeenshire, 1816. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained at Peterculter, 1846. Married, 1856, Ann Creighton Young. Mr. Dalgarno became senior minister, 1886. Died, 1888.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 14th February, 1816, in Logie Buchan, Aberdeenshire, the son of James Dalgarno, proprietor, and Mary Smith.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School. He matriculated at Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1837, and graduated M.A. in 1841.

Marriage
He was married to Ann Creighton Young at the home of the bride, Mount Pleasant, Peterhead, by David Cook, brother-in-law of the bride, on 12th August, 1856 (Registration: 1856 232/1 19 Peterhead Burgh). She was baptized on 25th August, 1825, in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of John Young, merchant/spirit dealer, later proprietor, and Elisabeth Chalmers. This David Cook married Bessie Young; he was then Congregational minister in Peterhead but eventually became a Presbyterian minister. See Small, History, Vol.2, p.527.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Garioch in 1845 and was ordained in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, on 19th March, 1846, when James Stewart preached an impressive sermon from Ezekiel 33:32. On 7th September, 1886, Alexander MacMillan was elected as his colleague and successor and he was ordained there on 30th November that year. Dalgarno retired to Aberdeen where he lived at 10 Rose Street and later at 96 Fountainhall Road.

Death
He died fairly suddenly at 96 Fountainhall Road, Aberdeen, on 28th October, 1888. He was “of a most kindly disposition and was never known to utter an angry word.” To the members of his Presbytery he was “a friend greatly loved, a man of high honour and integrity, and a labourer of Christian devotion.”

His wife died at 96 Fountainhall Road, Aberdeen, on 14th November, 1887.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) George Garioch Dalgarno born on 29th June, 1857, in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire. He graduated M.A., in 1878, and qualified as a solicitor. He went to Arbroath in 1884 as assistant to the late Mr. George Miln, who later took him into partnership. He died on 19th February, 1920, at his residence, Viewbank, Springfield Terrace, Arbroath.

(2) Edith Annie Dalgarno born on 17th July, 1859, in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire. She married James Mowat there. She died in 1921 in Braemar, Aberdeenshire.

(3) James John Young Dalgarno born 17th October, 1861, in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire. He graduated from Aberdeen University: M.A. 1883; M.B., C.M. 1887. He was an anaesthetist in the Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen. He died in 1910 in Tain, Ross and Cromarty.

(4) Alexander William Dalgarno born 23rd July, 1864, in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire. He graduated from Aberdeen University: M.B., C.M. in 1886. He lived in Stranraer, Wigtownshire; and Lady Grey, Cape Colony. He died on 30th August, 1901.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: James Dalgarno

Sources
The Aberdeen University Review, Vol.7, p.188; The Aberdeen Journal, 25th March, 1846; 3rd November, 1888 and 5th December, 1888

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DALLAS, ALEXANDER KENNEDY, M.A.

 
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Born in Forfarshire. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Glenluce, 1895. Married, the same year, Gertrude Miller. Suspended, 1898.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 28th May, 1867, in Dundee, the son of Alexander Dallas, iron moulder, and Jessie Kennedy.

Education
He attended Dundee High School. He studied at United College, St Andrews, Fife, 1884-. He won the Miller Prize in 1885, 1886 and 1887. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1888-92.

Marriage
He married Gertrude Henrietta Marta Muller. She is said to have been born on 26th September, 1866, in Dusseldorf, Germany, and to have died on 21st March, 1942, in Duddingston, Edinburgh – and indeed there is a death record that supports that.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dundee on 13th September, 1893. He was ordained in Glenluce, Wigtownshire, on 27th August, 1895, as colleague and successor of George Wilson. He was suspended in 1898.

Other
He was a teacher of German and Latin in George Watson’s College, Edinburgh, for 30 years. Latterly he was a lecturer in German in the Heriot Watt College, Edinburgh. He translated books from German into English, for example, What Remains of the Old Testament and other Essays, A History of Hebrew Civilization, The Religions of the World. He took an interest in religious instruction in his school; and preached on occasions in various pulpits in Edinburgh.

Death
He died on 16th April, 1932, at his home – Rhynd Lodge, Seafield Avenue, Leith, Edinburgh.

Family
He was survived by two sons and a daughter. They had issue including:

(1) Marta Dallas born about 1896 in England.

(2) Alexander or Alastair Arthur Dallas born abour 1897 in Germany. He died in Kirkcudbright in 1983.

(3) Traugott A. Dallas born about 1898 in Germany. He died in Inverkeithing, Fife, in 1951.

Source
The Scotsman, 19th April, 1932, p.10

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DALY, JOHN FAIRLEY, B.D.

 
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Born at Glasgow, 1853. Studied at the University, Glasgow, Reformed Presbyterian Hall, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Inch, 1879. Married, 1880, Margaret Hunter Dickson. Translated to Glasgow, Renwick Church, 1882.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1879, Couper, The R.P. Church, p.170; FUFC, p.244. In the Free Church, he served in Inch, Wigtownshire; and Renwick, Glasgow.

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DALZELL, JAMES, B.D., M.B., C.M.

 
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Born at Lesmahagow, 1841. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained as medical missionary at the Gordon Memorial Mission, Natal, 1870. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Gordon Lorimer.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.553

Family
Lorimer Mellis Blaikie Tree.

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DALZIEL, GEORGE CALDWELL, B.D.

 
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Born at Kilmarnock, 1859. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kinglassie, 1890. Married, the same year, Agnes Neilson Davidson.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.60. In the Free Church, he served in Kinglassie, Fife.

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DAVIDSON, ALEXANDER

 
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Born at Moy, Inverness-shire, 1812. Studied at King’s College and Divinity Hall, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1852, at Harris in the Outer Hebrides, and for ten years had the whole of that district under his sole charge. Married, 1853, Marion M’Leod. Died, 1892.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 19th and baptized on 22nd December, 1812, in Moy and Dalarossie, Inverness-shire, the son of William Davidson, farmer, and Margaret Davidson.

Education
He attended the parish school in Moy, Inverness-shire, and Inverness Academy. He entered King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1836 and took his M.A. in 1840. He entered the Divinity Hall there in 1841 and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-46.

Marriage
He married Marion Mcleod. She was born about 1836 in Harris, Inverness-shire, the daughter of John Mcleod, ground officer, and Catherine Maclean.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dalkeith in October, 1846. He ministered in various places before being sent to Harris, Inverness-shire, in 1848. He was called to be the first Free Church minister there in 1852.

Death
He died on 15th July, 1892, in Harris, Inverness-shire. His wife died there on 22nd April, 1906 (Registration: 1906 111/2 12 Harris South).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Davidson born in 1854 in Harris, Inverness-shire. He died there in 1922.

(2) Margaret Davidson born on 20th May, 1856, in Harris, Inverness-shire.

(3) John Davidson born on 2nd May, 1858, in Harris, Inverness-shire. He registered his mother’s death. He died there in 1925.

(3) Fanny Sarah Davidson born on 11th February, 1860, in Harris, Inverness-shire. She died there in 1882.

(4) Catherine Davidson born on 24th February, 1862, in Harris, Inverness-shire. She married Duncan MacRae there in 1891.

(5) Ann Davidson born on 10th December, 1863, in Harris, Inverness-shire.

(6) Janet Davidson born on 12th March, 1866, in Harris, Inverness-shire. Jessie Davidson married Donald Tulloch Mackay, a Free Church minister, in 1892 in Harris, Inverness-shire.

(7) Alexander Davidson born on 25th April, 1868, in Harris, Inverness-shire.

(8) Thomas Robert Davidson born on 5th July, 1870, in Harris, Inverness-shire. He married Jane McMartin in 1903.

(9) Samuel Davidson born on 23rd July, 1872, in Harris, Inverness-shire.

(10) George Davidson born on 6th May, 1874, in Harris, Inverness-shire.

(11) Elizabeth born in 1876, Harris, Inverness-shire. She died there in 1876

(12) Mary Davidson born in 1879 in Harris, Inverness-shire. She died there in 1923.

They had 14 children of which 11 were still alive at his death.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Alexander Davidson

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DAVIDSON, ALEXANDER

 
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Born at Glasgow, 1832. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Reformed Presbyterian Divinity Hall. Ordained at Stromness, 1860. Married, 1869, Margaret Skinner. Joined the Free Church in 1876. Translated, 1870, to Kilbirnie.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FRPCS, p.7; Couper, The R.P. Church, p.140; FUFC, p.150. In the Free Church, he served in Kilbirnie— West, Ayrshire.

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DAVIDSON, ALEXANDER DYCE, D.D.

 
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Born at Old Aberdeen, 1807. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1832, at the South Church, Aberdeen. Translated, 1836, to the West Church. Married, 1840, Elizabeth Blaikie. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. With well-marked literary attainments and a fine Christian spirit he was one of the best preachers of a day that saw many famous preachers. Died, 1872.

Publication.—Lectures on the Book of Esther. Posthumous.—Sermons, with Preface by Francis Edmond.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1832, South, Aberdeen, Vol.6, p.31; 1836, St Nicholas’, Aberdeen, FES, Vol.6, p.39. In the Free Church, he served in West, Aberdeen.

Family
Kennedy Tree; Lorimer Mellis Blaikie Tree.
There is some uncertainty about this man’s family. FES states that his wife died without issue; Wiki stated that he had a son of the same name. The obituary referred to below speaks of the early death of this man’s wife, then of his only child.
The facts are these: Alexander Dyce Davidson and his wife, Elizabeth Blaikie had a child, Elizabeth Jane Davidson, whose birth (or baptism) is registered in the Old Parish Records of Aberdeen on 10th January, 1842. The same source records the death of Elizabeth Blaikie on the 29th of that month, aged 23. An Elizabeth Davidson died, aged 2, on 21st November, 1844.
The Alexander Dyce Davidson mentioned in Wikipedia, was, according to his marriage record, the son of Charles Davidson, druggist, and his wife Jane (Scotland’s People: 1872 226/ 14 Newhills). This Charles Davidson was a brother of Alexander Dyce Davidson, the minister (Aberdeen Journal, Notes and Queries, Vol.II, p.10).

Publications
See separate document here.

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DAVIDSON, ALEXANDER PRINGLE, M.A.

 
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Born at Leswalt, Wigtownshire, 1854. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Fergus, 1886. Translated, 1890, to Knox Church, Dunedin. Married, the same year, Mary Gemmel Duke. Resigned, 1894, and returned to Scotland. Settled at Skirling, 1896.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.202. In the Free Church, he served in St. Fergus, Aberdeenshire; and Skirling, Peebles-shire.

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DAVIDSON, ANDREW BRUCE, D.D. (Edinburgh and Glasgow), LL.D. (Aberdeen), Litt.D. (Cambridge)

 
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Born in the parish of Ellon, Aberdeenshire, in 1831. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and the New College, Edinburgh. He never held any charge, being appointed assistant to Professor Duncan in the chair of Old Testament Language and Literature, in the New College, Edinburgh, in 1863. On the death of Dr. Duncan he was appointed Professor in 1870. Dr. Davidson was invited to join the Old Testament Company which met in the Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster Abbey, for the Revision of the Authorised Version of the Bible. In 1897 he was nominated Moderator of the Free Church General Assembly, but declined the honour in view of the state of his health. Professor Davidson exercised a unique influence upon the students who came under the spell of his genius; and yet his most intimate friends found in that shy, sensitive spirit a central solitariness, something elusive, enigmatic. The impetus he gave to the study of Hebrew language and literature has had far-reaching results. The foremost Old Testament scholars of this generation gratefully acknowledge the debt they owe to this remarkable teacher.

Publications.— Commentary on Job (1862), never finished. The Book of Job and The Book of Ezekiel (“Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges”). The Epistle to the Hebrews (“Handbooks for Bible Classes”). Introductory Hebrew Grammar. Hebrew Syntax. Articles in Hastings’ Dictionary of the Bible (Angel, Covenant, Eschatology, God, Hosea, Jeremiah, Prophecy).

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.576

Publication – about him
The Rev. A. B. Davidson, D.D., LL.D., Professor of Hebrew in the New College, Edinburgh, The Biblical World, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct., 1896), pp. 257-264, by Alexander Balmain Bruce, The University of Chicago Press

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DAVIDSON, ARCHIBALD HUGH

 
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Born at Stirling, 1864. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Newburgh, Fife, 1891. Married, 1897, Margaret Robertson Guild.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.373 (twice). In the Free Church, he served in Abdie and Newburgh, Fife.

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DAVIDSON, BENJAMIN JAMIESON, B.D.

 
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Born at Govan, 1860. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at South Kingarth, Bute, 1886. Married, 1888, Agnes Paterson. Translated to Springburn, North, 1899.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.254. In the Free Church, he served in Kingarth (Ascog), Bute; and Springburn, Glasgow.

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DAVIDSON, CHARLES

 
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Born at Sanquhar, 1843. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Married, 1871, Helen Slimmon. Ordained at Strathmiglo, North, 1886. Translated to Hightae, 1900. [Entry under Strathmiglo in Vol. 2 says he was translated in 1899.]

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.97. In the Free Church, he served in North, Strathmiglo, Fife; and Hightae, Dumfries-shire.

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DAVIDSON, DAVID

 
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Born at Dundee, 1802. Studied at the Universities, St. Andrews and Edinburgh. Ordained at Broughty-Ferry, 1827. Married, 1828, Mary Ireland. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Before the Disruption took place Mr. Davidson’s health required him to retire from active work. Died, 1843.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1827, Broughty Ferry, FES, Vol.5, p.311; FES, Vol.8, p.485.

Family
Miller Martin Tree.

Publication – by him
The Scottish Christian Herald, Vol.1, p.696, Ode, or Address to the Isle of Wight; Vol.2, p.65, Christian Friendship; Vol.2, p.552, Mercy on the Judgement Day; 2nd series, Vol.1, p.173, The Door was Shut; 2nd series, Vol.2, p.33, Mount Tabor and the Hill of Calvary; 2nd series, Vol.3, p.801, The Cross and the Crown

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DAVIDSON, DONALD

 
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Born at Edinburgh, 1856. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Canisbay, Caithness-shire, 1890. Married, the same year, Mary Ord Sutherland. Resigned, 1897.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.126. In the Free Church, he served in Canisbay, Caithness.

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DAVIDSON, GEORGE, M.A.

 
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Born near Thurso, 1791. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1819, as missionary at Bruan and Berriedale. Translated, 1820, to Latheron, Caithness-shire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1823, Maria Robertson; and, 1844, Angelica Chisholm Murray. Became senior minister, 1864. At his settlement Mr. Davidson found himself the minister of a parish covering 350 square miles, with a population of 8000 souls. For several years he conducted four services and travelled twenty miles every Sunday. In 1843, by Mr. Davidson’s exertions, and largely on his own pecuniary responsibility, the parish contained five distinct charges, each having its own minister, office-bearers, teachers, and communicants. The last days of his ministry were brightened by scenes of revival. Died, 1873.

Publication.—Posthumous—Life and Times of the late Rev. George Davidson, Latheron. By the Rev. Alexander Mackay, LL.D., F.R.G.S., 1875.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1819, Berriedale, FES, Vol.7, p.112; 1820, Latheron, FES, Vol.7, p.126. In the Free Church, he served in Latheron, Caithness.

Family
His daughter, Anne Isabella Davidson, married James Duff McCulloch, a Free Church minister.

Publications – by him
New Statistical Account, October, 1840, Latheron, Vol.15, Caithness, p.83
He contributed to the Parker Manuscripts. His work is used in Thomas Brown’s, Annals of the Disruption – see footnotes 162; 27; 23; 120; 364; 469; 632; 645; 811 and 812. (Note these links take you to the end of the quote.)

Publication – about him
Life and times of the late Rev. George Davidson, Latheron, Alexander Mackay, Edinburgh, Maclaren & Macniven, 1875

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DAVIDSON, GEORGE, B.Sc.

 
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Born at Peterhead, 1850. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained 1875, over the Reformed Presbyterian congregation of Renton. Joined the Free Church in 1876. Translated, the same year, to Barony Free Church, Glasgow. Married, 1877, Elizabeth Miller Brown. Translated, 1881, to Great Hamilton Street, Glasgow [Vol. 2, Glasgow – Great Hamilton Street says he was translated there in 1880]; and, 1883, to St. Mary’s, Edinburgh.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FRPCS, p.7; Couper, The R.P. Church, p.156; FUFC, p.30. In the Free Church, he served in Levenside, Renton, Dunbartonshire; Barony, Glasgow ; Great Hamilton Street, Glasgow; and St. Mary’s, Edinburgh, to which he was inducted on 29th March, 1883.

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DAVIDSON, GEORGE RAMSAY, D.D.

 
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Born at Brechin, 1801. Studied at the University, St. Andrews. Ordained at Drumblade, 1828. Married, 1830, Jessie Lumsden. Translated, 1842, to Lady Glenorchy’s Church, Edinburgh. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Retired, 1880. Died, 1890.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1828, Drumblade, FES, Vol.6, p.307; 1842, Lady Glenorchy’s, Edinburgh, FES, Vol.1, p.80; FES, Vol.8, p.12. In the Free Church, he served in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire; and Lady Glenorchy’s, Edinburgh.

Family
His daughter Mary married Alexander Cusin.

Publications
See separate document here.

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DAVIDSON, JAMES, M.A.

 
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Born in Aberdeenshire, 1853. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at North Berwick, 1886. Married, 1898, Rosina Constance Agnew.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.64. In the Free Church, he served in North Berwick, East Lothian.

Family
His wife, Rosina Constance Agnew, was the daughter of Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw, 8th Bart., whose brother David Carnegie Andrew Agnew was a Free Church minister. His son, Andrew Neville Davidson, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.416; and of the Church of Scotland.

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DAVIDSON, JOHN

 
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Born at Kinghorn, Fife, 1834. Studied at the Universities, St. Andrews and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lochend and New Abbey, 1864. Married, 1863, Harriet Miller. Translated, 1864, to Langholm; and, 1870, to Chalmers’ Church, Adelaide, where, in 1873, he became Hughes Professor of English Language and Literature in the University of Adelaide. Resigned, 1877. Died, 1881.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 1st and baptized on 27th July, 1834, in Kinghorn, Fife, the son of John Davidson and Janet Sutherland. His father was a licentiate; a teacher, latterly of the Free Church school in Burntisland.

Education
He attended the Free Church School, Burntisland. He studied at United College, St Andrews, Fife, 1851-53; 1854-55; and at Edinburgh University 1855-56. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1858-61

Marriage
He married Harriet Miller in 1863 in St Andrew, Edinburgh. She was born on 25th November, 1839, in Cromarty, Ross and Cromarty, the daughter of Hugh Miller, geologist and journalist, and Lydia Fraser. She became a well known literary figure (see the Dictionary of National Biography, Harriet Miller Davidson).

Ministry
He was ordained in Lochend and New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 17th March, 1854; and was translated to Langholm, Dumfries-shire, on 1st December, 1864. He was appointed to Adelaide in 1870. He arrived in South Australia in 1870, and was minister at Chalmers’ Church, till 1877. He assisted in developing the Union College, and promoted the establishment of the Adelaide University. At the end of 1878 he was appointed to the professorship, which he held until his death – he was the Hughes Professor of English Literature in the Adelaide University.

Death
He died suddenly at 8.30 p.m. on Friday, 22nd July, 1881, at his home in Adelaide, South Australia. “He was a man of a very high order, of most cultured taste, and of a genial disposition.” His wife died on 20th December, 1883.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Hugh Miller Davidson born in Dumfries in 1864. He married Jessie Mary Thomson in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1886. He died there in 1921.

(2) Lydia Falconer Fraser Miller Davidson born in Langholm, Dumfries-shire in 1866. She married Thomas Hudson Middleton. She died in Brentford, Middlesex, England, in the 4th quarter of 1934. Thomas Hudson Middleton was the son of Alexander Alllardyce Middleton and Esther Murray Taylor (who was the daughter of a Free Church minister: Walter Ross Taylor).

(3) Janet Sutherland Davidson born in Langholm, Dumfries-shire, in 1868. She married Peter MacGregor in Morningside, Edinburgh, in 1904.

(4) Harriet Miller Davidson born in South Australia in 1873. She married Robert William Felkin in the 4th quarter of 1908 in Kensington, London, England. (For the extraordinary career of this man see Robert William Felkin.) On her husband’s death she took over the leadership of Stella Matutina; she was known as Soror Maim Chioth (see Findagrave).

Publications – by him
Circular letter and questionnaire regarding Sabbath observance, with others, Edinburgh, 1845
Scrapbook of addresses and sermons of the Rev. John Davidson, professor at Adelaide University, and other miscellaneous newspaper cuttings, including some by his wife, Harriet Miller Davidson, in particular a long story entitled “Sir Gilbert’s children, J H M Davidson
Papers, various family members, Microform
Leading articles on various subjects, by Hugh Miller. Ed. by John Davidson

Sources
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 23rd July, 1881; Wiki; Thomas Hudson Middleton

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DAVIDSON, JOHN, M.A.

 
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Born at Lochans, Wigtownshire. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, and Kie University. Ordained at Edinburgh, Martyrs’, 1896. Married Aileen Smeaton.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.46. In the Free Church, he served in Martyrs’, Edinburgh.

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DAVIDSON, JOHN THAIN, D.D.

 
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Born, 1833. Son of Rev. D. Davidson, Broughty-Ferry. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Maryton, 1857. Married, 1859, Isabella Renton MacCallum. Translated, 1859, to Salford; 1862, to Islington; and, 1891, to Ealing. Deeply interested in the spiritual welfare of the young, he devoted his pen largely to the creation of stimulating, healthy literature for that class.

Publications.—Talks with Young Men. Forewarned—Forearmed. The City Youth. Sure to Succeed. A Good Start.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 25th March and baptized on 6th June, 1833, in Monifieth, Angus, the son of David Davidson, minister at Broughty Ferry, and Mary Ireland. For some ministerial connections, see the Miller Martin Tree.

Education
He was educated at Edinburgh High School and Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1852-56.

Marriage
He married Isabella Renton MacCallum, on 4th October, 1859, at 34 Hopetoun Place, Glasgow. She was born on 6th July, 1839, in Glasgow, the daughter of Mungo MacCallum, ironmonger, and Isabella Renton.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Meigle on 22nd July, 1856. For a few months he was in charge of a mission station in Craigmill, Perthshire, and assisted in Free St. George’s, Montrose, Angus. He was ordained on 19th February, 1857, in Maryton, Angus. In 1859 he was inducted minister of the Presbyterian Church in Salford, Manchester, Lancashire, England. He removed on 5th August, 1862, to Colebrooke Row, Islington, London. He held services in the Agricultural Hall for non-church-goers from 1868, which he continued for over 20 years and which were regularly attended by 4,000 people. In 1872 he was elected Moderator of the Synod of the English Presbyterian Church. He moved to Ealing, London, England, in 1891.

Death
He died in the 4th quarter of 1904 in Brentford, London, England. His wife died there in the 4th quarter of 1924.

Publications
See separate document here.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Isabella MacCallum Davidson born in the 3rd quarter of 1861 in Salford, Manchester, Lancashire, England. She married Frank Newson in the 4th quarter of 1893 in Brentford, London, England. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1926 in Guildford, Surrey, England.

(2) Mary Ireland Davidson born in the 2nd quarter of 1863 in Islington, London, England. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1922 in Brentford, London, England.

(3) Agnes Renton Davidson born in the 1st quarter of 1865 in Islington, London, England. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1926 in Brentford, London, England.

(4) Jessie Thain Davidson born on 12th November, 1866, at Lonsdale Square, Islington, London, England.

(5) Norman Thain Davidson born in the 2nd quarter of 1868 in Islington, London, England. He married Joyce Hill in the 2nd quarter of 1913 in Hampstead, London, England. He was a solicitor. He died in the 2nd quarter of 1941 in Surrey Mid Eastern, Surrey, England.

(6) George Davidson born in the 3rd quarter of 1870 in Islington, London, England.

(7) Margaret Davidson born in the 2nd quarter of 1873 in Islington, London, England

(8) Ethel Davidson born in the 4th quarter of 1879 in Islington London, England. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1944 in Brentford, London, England.

Sources
Wiki; Stalbansreview; The Caledonian Mercury and Daily Express, Edinburgh, 6th October, 1859; Glasgow Herald, 14th November, 1866

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DAVIDSON, JOSEPH

 
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Born at Collace, 1824. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Saltcoats, 1855. Married, 1858, Eliza Ann Ireland. Translated, 1867, to Rothesay Free Parish. Died, 1877.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 6th and baptized on 14th June, 1824, in Kinnaird, Perthshire, the son of William Davidson, farmer, and Catharine Constable.

Education
He attended school in Dundee. He studied at United College, St Andrews, Fife, 1845-49; and he enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1849-53.

Marriage
He married Eliza Ann Ireland on 18th March, 1858, in Skene, Aberdeenshire. She was baptized on 2nd September, 1825, in North Leith, Edinburgh, the daughter of Walter Foggo Ireland, minister, and Catharine Henderson. For some ministerial connections, see the Miller Martin Tree. For some ministerial connections, see the Miller Martin Tree.

Ministry
He was ordained in Landsborough, Saltcoats, Ayrshire, in 1855; and was translated to Free Parish, Rothesay, Bute, on 20th March, 1867. Lewis Davidson was called in 1877 as his colleague and successor but was not settled there.

Death
He died on 20th September, 1877, in St George, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1899 in Stirling.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Publication – by him
Grace and glory, two sermons preached in Irvine Free Church, on Sabbath, 26th April, 1868, on occasion of the death of the late Patrick Boyle Mure Macredie of Perceton, with R. S. Macaulay, Glasgow, David Bryce & Co., 1868

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Joseph Davidson

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DAVIDSON, LEWIS, M.A., D.D.

 
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Born at Glasgow, 1849. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Rutherglen, 1875; translated to St. Andrews, 1878, and to Mayfield, Edinburgh, 1884. Married, 1885, Lydia Church Miller.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.19. In the Free Church, he served in Rutherglen, Glasgow; St. Andrews, Fife; and Mayfield, Edinburgh.

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DAVIDSON, PETER

 
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Born, 1788. Married, 1824, Margaret Fullarton. Ordained missionary at Dirlot, Caithness, 1830. Translated, 1837, to Stoer. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1845, to Shiskine, Arran; and, 1852, to Kilbride, Arran. Became senior minister, 1873. Died, 1875.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1829, St Kilda, FES, Vol.7, p.194; 1830, Dirlot; 1837, Stoer, FES, Vol.7, p.100. In the Free Church, he served in Stoer, Sutherland; Shiskine, Isle of Arran, Bute; and Kilbride, Isle of Arran, Bute.

Publication – by him
Poems on various religious subjects, Glasgow, 1877

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Peter Davidson

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DAVIDSON, THOMAS, M.A.

 
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Born in the parish of Daviot, 1794. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and Divinity Hall, Glasgow. Ordained at Tarbert, Kintyre, 1829. Translated, 1836, to Kilmallie, Inverness-shire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1836, Jessie M’Gillvray; and, 1850, Florentia Milne. Died, 1871.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1829, Tarbert, FES, Vol.4, p.19; 1836, Kilmallie, FES, Vol.4, p.135. In the Free Church, he served in Kilmallie, Inverness-shire.

Family
John Anderson Tree.

Publication – by him
He contributed to the Parker Manuscripts. His work is used in Thomas Brown’s, Annals of the Disruption – see footnote 327. (Note this link takes you to the end of the quote.)

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Thomas Davidson

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DAVIDSON, WALTER

 
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Born at Dunfermline, 1821. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Became missionary in Perth, 1854, and formed the congregation of Knox Free Church, over which he was ordained, 1857. Married, 1855, Mary Brougham. Died, 1873.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in 1821 in Dunfermline, Fife, the son of Thomas Davidson, auctioneer, and Mary Johnston. His sister, Jacobina Davidson, married Alexander Anderson, a Free Church minster.

Education
He studied at Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1853-54.

Marriage
He married Mary Brougham in the 3rd quarter of 1855 in Wirral, Cheshire, England. She was born on 15th June, 1823, in Edinburgh, the daughter of John Brougham and Margaret Rigg. For family connections, see the Carstairs Hill Tree.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Meigle in 1854. He was ordained in Knox’s, Perth in 1857 – a congregation formed through his efforts.

Death
He died on 2nd November, 1873, at his residence in York Place, Perth. About two years previously he had been thrown from a machine while being driven to Hintingtower, and he received injuries from which he never fully recovered. “Mr Davidson was very much respected and extremely beloved by his people, among whom he visited regularly. [His] proper sphere was pastoral visitations and evangelical meetings of the earnest or “revival” character.”

His wife died in 1876, in St George, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Davidson born on 22nd September, 1857, in Perth.

(2) Lyndesay Brougham Davidson born on 30th July, 1860, in Perth. She married Simon Carstairs Fowler, medical officer of Colinton, Edinburgh. She died in 1952 in Edinburgh.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Walter Davidson

Sources
Edinburgh Academy Register; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 4th December, 1873

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DAVIDSON, WILLIAM, M.A.

 
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Born at Phorp of Rafford, 1815. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Dallas, Presbytery of Forres, 1844. Married, 1861, Emma M. A. Wilkinson. Died, 1895.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 2nd May, 1815, in Phorp, Rafford, Moray, the son of Alexander Davidson and Margaret Hendry.

Education
He attended school in Rafford and Forres, Moray. He entered King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1832 and graduated M.A. in March, 1837. During his student days he was employed as a tutor.

Marriage
He married Emma Mary Anne Wilkinson in the 3rd quarter of 1861 in Kensington, London, England. She was born in Duffus, Moray, about 1835, the daughter of Commander Wilkinson, R.N.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Nairn in 1843. He was ordained in Dallas, Moray, on 8th August, 1844.

Death
He died on 20th November, 1895, in Dallas, Moray. His wife died in 1921 in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Emma Mary Louisa Davidson born on 15th September, 1862, in Dallas, Moray. She married John Noble, a Free Church minister.

(2) Henry George Davidson born on 20th December, 1864, in Dallas, Moray. He died in 1939 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(3) Mary Eveline Davidson born on 4th May, 1866, in Dallas, Moray. She married James Bremner in 1899 in Elgin, Moray. She died in 1949 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(4) Adela Louise Davidson born on 7th October, 1867, in Dallas, Moray. She died in 1954 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(5) William Charles Davidson born on 7th October, 1867, in Dallas, Moray. He died in 1873 in Dallas, Moray.

(6) Ebenezer Alexander Davidson born on 15th January, 1869, in Dallas, Moray. He married: (i) Jessie Dunnett in 1901 in Inverness; (ii) Minnie Murchison in 1929 in Corstorphine, Edinburgh. He became a minister of the Original Secession Church and ultimately of the Free Church, after 1900. He died in 1953 in Kilbride, Bute.

(7) Cecil James Davidson born on 28th March, 1870, in Dallas, Moray. He married Isabella Simmers in 1909 in Portsoy, Banffshire. He was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.264. He died in 1932 in Monikie, Angus.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: William Davidson

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DAVIE, DUNCAN

 
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Born at Port-Glasgow, 1820. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Colmonell, Ayrshire, 1863, after acting for a year as assistant to Dr. Benjamin Laing. Married, 1867, Jane Hannah. Retired, 1896.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.127. In the Free Church, he served in Colmonell, Ayrshire.

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DAWSON, JAMES

 
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Born in Perthshire, 1832. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1864, as missionary to Central India. Stationed at Nagpur. In 1866 he was transferred to Chindwara to conduct a mission among the Gonds. Married, 1867, May Logan Walker. Died, 1885.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 29th September and baptised on 2nd October, 1832, in Dunblane, Perthshire, the son of Thomas Dawson, agricultural labourer, and Marion Eadie. In 1851 he was a woolen weaver.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1860-64.

Marriage
He married Mary Logan Walker. She was born on 15th September, 1839, in Gorbals, Glasgow, the daughter of James Walker, cabinet maker, and Christian Inglis.

Ministry
He was ordained by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh as a missionary to India on 6th October, 1864, and arrived in India on 31st December that same year.

Death
His wife died in the 1st quarter of 1922 in Droitwich, Worcestershire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Thomas Dawson born about 1868 in India.

(2) James Walker Dawson baptized on 5th March, 1870, in Madras, India. Despite ill-health he trained as a doctor in Edinburgh and is especially known for his work on multiple schlerosis. He married Edith Kate Chandler, also “a pathologist of international repute” in 1922 in St Giles, Edinburgh. He died in 1927 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(3) Archibald Colquhoun Dawson born about 1871 in India. He was a probationer of the Free Church. He married Margaret Boog in 1907 in Morningside, Edinburgh. He was Warden of the New College Settlement. He served as an assistanet in Edinburgh and was minister in Rathillet, Fife, and Old Aberdeen. He died on 28th February, 1937, at his home, 63 Greenbank Crescent, Edinburgh.

(4) Frank Inglis Dawson born about 1878 in India. He was a medical practitioner. He married Rosina McAleese in 1907 in Dalkeith, Midlothian. He died on 2nd April, 1961, in Worcester, England.

Publications – by him
Gondi words and phrases, Calcutta, Baptist Mission Press, 1870
Additional Gondi vocabulary, Calcutta, Baptist Mission Press, 1870

Sources
Wikipedia; Indian Missionary Directory and Memorial Volume, B. H. Badley, 1881, p.121; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 2nd March, 1937, p.16

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DEANS, DAVID

 
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Born at Glasgow, 1854. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Hillside, Unst, in the extreme north of Shetland, 1888. Married, 1894, Elizabeth L. Burns.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.524. In the Free Church, he served in Hillside, Unst, Shetland.

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DEAS, JAMES HAY, B.D.

 
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Born at Edinburgh, 1863. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, 1894. Married, 1898, Margaret H. Thomson.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.364. In the Free Church, he served in Stonehouse, Lanarkshire.

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DEMPSTER, ALEXANDER PETRIE

 
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Born at Arbroath, 1809. Ordained at Bo’ness, 1844. Died, 1854.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 2nd June, 1809, in St Vigeans, Angus, the son of Thomas Dempster and Euphemia Mackay. His brother Walter Mackay Dempster was a Free Church minister.

Education
He studied Arts and Divinity at United College, St Andrews, Fife, 1833-34; 36-40. He was Moncrieffe Bursar in 1838. He studied at St Mary’s College, St Andrews, 1839-42. He also studied Divinity at Edinburgh University, 1842-43. He was master in Port School, Arbroath, Angus, in 1837.

Ministry
He was ordained in Borrowstounness and Carriden (Bo’ness), Stirlingshire, on 29th November, 1844, when Archibald Currie, Abercorn, preached.

Death
He died on 20th June, 1854, in Dundee.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.

Source
Dundee Courier, 10th December, 1844

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DEMPSTER, JAMES

 
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Born in Argyllshire, 1843. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Salen and Torosay, Mull, 1869. Married, 1872, Ann Amelia Rose. Translated, 1875, to Renton, Gaelic; and, 1879, to Lybster. Resigned, 1881.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 19th March, 1843, in Kilninver and Kilmelford, Argyll, the son of James Dempster and Mary McDermid.

Marriage
He married Anne Amelia Ross on 8th October, 1872, in Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Argyll. She was born on 23rd December, 1849, in Edinburgh, the daughter of Hugh Ross, W.S., and Anne Houstoun.

Ministry
He was ordained in Torosay and Salen, Isle of Mull, Argyll, on 6th August, 1869; and translated to Gaelic, Renton, Dunbartonshire, in 1875. He was elected to Lorne Street, Campbeltown, Argyll, in 1876 but he remained in Renton. He was translated to Lybster, Caithness, on 26th June, 1879. He resigned his charge on 5th April, 1881. Thereafter he lived in Kinning Park, Glasgow.

Death
He died in 1903 in Kinning Park, Glasgow. His wife died in 1923 in Pollokshields, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Hugh Ross Dempster born on 16th December, 1873, in Torosay, Isle of Mull, Argyll. He died in 1878 in Cardross, Dunbartonshire.

(2) Mary Dempster born in 1875 in Cardross, Dunbartonshire.

(3) Annie Helen Dempster born in 1877 in Cardross, Dunbartonshire. She died in 1899 in Kinning Park, Glasgow.

(4) James Dempster in 1881 in Govan, Glasgow.

(5) Barbara Ross Dempster born in 1882 in Govan, Glasgow. She died in 1974 in Glasgow.

(6) Amy Ethel Dempster born in 1886 in Kinning Park, Glasgow. She married William Barrowclough in 1923 in Pollokshields, Glasgow. She died in 1970 in Largs, Ayrshire.

(7) Alexandrina Dempster born in 1889 in Kinning Park, Glasgow.

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DEMPSTER, JOHN

 
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Born, 1768. Licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow, 1794. Ordained assistant and successor at Denny, Stirlingshire, 1800. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1803, Isabella Carney. Became senior minister, 1854. Died, 1855.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1800, Denny, FES, Vol.4, p.304. In the Free Church, he served in Denny, Stirlingshire.

Family
Thomson Tree and the Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

Publication – by him
New Statistical Account, April, 1841, Denny, Vol.8, Stirling, p.115

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DEMPSTER, WALTER MACKAY

 
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Born at Arbroath, 1815. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Renton, 1848. Married, 1869, Mary M. Liddell. Became senior minister, 1888. Died, 1891.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 30th August, 1815, in St Vigeans, Angus, the son of Thomas Dempster, farmer, and Euphemia McKay. He was the youngest of 11 children. His brother Alexander Petrie Dempster was a Free Church minister.

Education
He studied at United College,St Andrews, Fife, 1839-1843. He was Moncreiffe Bursar in 1839 and Yeaman Bursar in 1841. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-46.

Marriage
He married Mary McCallum Liddell on 3rd August, 1869, in Cardross, Dunbartonshire. She was born about 1832 in Glasgow, the daughter of Charles Liddell and Janet Fowler. She had previously married Francis Nolan Mitchell.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dundee on 12th January, 1847. He was ordained to Millburn, Renton, Dunbartonshire, on 24th February, 1848. In 1891 John Blades was ordained here as his colleague and successor.

Death
He is said to have retired to Whiteinch and that he died at home on 3rd August, 1891, but his death was registered in Renfrew, so the Whiteinch referred to should not be thought of as the part of Glasgow now called by that name. His wife died in 1912 in Rhu, Dunbartonshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Walter Francis Dempster born on 28th December, 1871, in Cardross, Dunbartonshire. He died there in 1888.

(2) Mary Hamilton Liddell Dempster born on 2nd May, 1873, in Cardross, Dunbartonshire. She died in 1893 in Renfrew.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Walter Dempster.

Source
Dundee Courier, 19th January, 1847

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DENNEY, JAMES, D.D. (Glasgow, Chicago Theological Seminary, Princeton, Aberdeen)

 
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Born in the town of Paisley in 1856, he studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. He was ordained at Broughty-Ferry, East, in 1886; in the same year married Mary Carmichael, daughter of John Brown, Glasgow, and in 1897 was elected Professor of Systematic Theology in the Free Church College, Glasgow.

Publications.—Second Corinthians and the Thessalonian Epistles (“Expositor’s Bible”). Epistle to the Romans (“Expositor’s Greek Testament”). Studies in Theology. Gospel Questions and Answers.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.576. In the Free Church, he served in East, Broughty-Ferry, Angus.

Publications – about him
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, A. T. B. McGowan, Denney, James (1856–1917), United Free Church of Scotland minister and theologian
Doctoral Thesis, Author: Taylor, James Randolph; Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen; Awarded: 1956: Principal James Denney : a survey of his life and works

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DENNISTOUN, JAMES M., M.A.

 
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Studied at the University, Glasgow, where he had William C. Burns as fellow-student. Ordained missionary for Jamaica. Adhered to the Free Church at the Disruption. Resigned Jamaica, 1846, and was appointed by the Jewish Committee one of their missionaries at Constantinople, 1847. Owing to ill-health he left this work in 1849. He occupied the station at Malta from 1849 to 1851. He is believed to have returned to Jamaica, and to have died there.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1842, Jamaica, FES, Vol.7, p.669

Background
He was the son of James Dennistoun, merchant, Dumfries-shire.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1829 and graduated B.A. in 1836 and M.A. in 1838.

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DEWAR, ALEXANDER

 
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Born in Argyllshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1893, missionary to Livingstonia.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.561

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DEWAR, ARCHIBALD

 
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Born at Easdale, Argyllshire, 1859. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Iona, Presbytery of Mull, 1891.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.302. In the Free Church, he served in Iona, Argyll.

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DEWAR, DAVID

 
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Born at Markinch, 1796. Studied at the Universities, St. Andrews and Edinburgh. While schoolmaster at Carrington, Midlothian, he was licensed by the Presbytery of Dalkeith, and became in 1831 chaplain to the Duchess of Gordon at Fochabers. Ordained, 1837, minister of Fochabers in the parish of Bellie. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. As Moderator of the Presbytery of Strathbogie, Mr. Dewar occupied a prominent position during the Marnoch case. Married, 1846, Charlotte Johnstone. Became senior minister, 1876. Died, 1885.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1837, Bellie, FES, Vol.6, p.300. In the Free Church, he served in Bellie (Fochabers), Moray.

Family
His daughter married Donald Robertson.

Publication – by him
He contributed to the Disruption Manuscripts. His work is used in Thomas Brown’s, Annals of the Disruption – see footnotes 38 and 294. (Note these links take you to the end of the quote.)

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: David Dewar
New Statistical Account, January, 1842, Bellie, Vol.13, Elgin, p.115
Report of proceedings in the Court of Session, on the note of suspension and interdict, the Presbytery of Strathbogie versus the Rev. David Dewar & others., Edinburgh : Edinburgh Printing & Publishing Co., 1840

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DEWAR, JAMES

 
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Born at Dundee, 1837. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1874, at Cockburnspath. Resigned, because of failing health, 1878. Died, 1879.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 30th September and baptized on 22nd October, 1837, in Dundee, the son of Daniel (or Donald) Dewar, hotel-keeper, and Isabella Smith.

Education
He attended Brown St Academy, Dundee. He studied at United College, St Andrews, Fife, 1859-63; and New College, Edinburgh, 1863-67.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh according to his obituary; and by the Free Presbytery of Dundee, according to an newspaper report. He served as assistant in various places including: Bucklyvie; Thurso, Caithness; and St. John’s, Montrose, Angus. He declined a call to Catrine and accepted one to Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, where he was ordained in 1875. He resigned in 1878 because of ill health..

Death
He died on 19th May, 1879, at 1 Dalhousie Terrace, Dundee.

Publication – by him
Painless punishment: a discourse for young men delivered in West Free Church, Thurso on Sabbath evening, April 6, 1873, Thurso, 1873

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: James Dewar

Source
The Dundee Courier & Argus, 21st May, 1879

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DEWAR, JAMES

 
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Born at Airdrie, 1846. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Campsie, 1874. Married, 1876, Charlotte D. Scott. Translated, 1879, to Aberdeen, Rutherford; and, 1892, to Motherwell, Clason Memorial.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.191. In the Free Church, he served in Campsie, Stirlingshire; Rutherford, Aberdeen; and Clason Memorial, Motherwell, Lanarkshire.

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DEWAR, JAMES, M.A.

 
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Born in Aberdeenshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1896, missionary to Natal.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.553

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DEWAR, NEIL

 
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Born, 1828. Studied at the New College. Ordained at Kingussie, 1856. Married, 1861, Jessie Black. Under the auspices of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, the revision of the Gaelic Bible was entrusted to a Commission from the different Churches. Mr. Dewar was one of the working editors; and of the Old Testament he was joint-editor.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.461. In the Free Church, he served in Kingussie and Newtonmore, Inverness-shire.

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DEY, THOMAS, B.D.

 
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Born at Edinburgh. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Strathaven, Lanarkshire, 1899. Married, in 1900, Jane Spalding Gow.

Supplementary Information
Thomas Milne Dey

Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.194. In the Free Church, he served in Strathaven, Lanarkshire.

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DICKIE, MATTHEW

 
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Born at Kilmarnock, 1800. Licensed by the Presbytery of Paisley, 1828. Ordained assistant and successor in the Irish Presbyterian Church at Limerick, 1828. Translated, 1834, to the Parish of Dunlop, Ayrshire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1835, Agnes Ann Steven. Translated, 1843, to Beith. Died in Arran as the result of an accident, 1863.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1828, Ireland, FES, Vol.7, p.528; 1834, Dunlop, FES, Vol.3, p.92; FES, Vol.8, p.231. In the Free Church, he served in Dunlop, Ayrshire; and Beith, Ayrshire.

Publications – by him
New Statistical Account, September, 1837, Dunlop, Vol. 5, Ayr, p.288

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Matthew Dickie

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DICKIE, ROBERT PITTENDREIGH, M.A.

 
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Born in parish of Tyrie, Aberdeenshire, 1860. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Married, 1886, Agnes R. Gemmell. Ordained at Longriggend, 1888.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.39 (twice). In the Free Church, he served in Longriggend, Lanarkshire.

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DICKSON, ANDREW

 
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Born at Abbey St. Bathans, Berwickshire, 1867. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Glencaple, 1892. Married, 1893, Helen Wilson; and, 1900, Mary Fraser. Translated, 1895, to Woodside, Aberdeen.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.421 (twice). In the Free Church, he served in Glencaple, Dumfries-shire; and Woodside, Aberdeen.

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DICKSON, DAVID AITCHISON, M.A.

 
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Born at Edinburgh, 1857. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1885, at Lochlee. Married, 1888, Elizabeth Amelia Seggie. Resigned, 1890. Died, 1897.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 28th November, 1857, in Edinburgh, the son of Robert Dickson, glass merchant, and Alison Aitchison.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1877. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1877-82.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Amelia Seggie at the home of the bride, 33 Dublin Street, Edinburgh, on 29th July, 1888 (Registration: 1888 685/2 301 St Andrew (Edinburgh)). She was born towards the end of 1850 in Edinburgh, the daughter of Alexander Seggie, printing machine manufacturer, and Jane Adam(s). She was 4 months old in the 1851 census, that is, on 30th March, 1851.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Edinburgh, on the 14th June, 1882. He served as an assistant to George H. Knight. He was ordained in Lochlee, Angus, on 12th March, 1885, as colleague and successor to Andrew McIlwraith, who died in 1886. He resigned on 15th June, 1890.

Death
He died in 1897 in St George, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1921 in Edinburgh.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

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DICKSON, JAMES

 
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Born, 1810. He signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained at Maryton, 1846. Resigned, 1849, when he ceased to be a minister of the Free Church.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 18th and baptized on 20th August, 1810, in Inverbervie, Kincardineshire, the son of John Dickson, mason, and Janet Forrest.

Education
He matriculated at King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1829, and graduated M.A. in March, 1833.

Ministry
“James Dickson, Maryton, Montrose” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in Maryton, Angus.

Other
He worked as a teacher thereafter. He was living in Edinburgh in 1881 and in 1891 when he styled himself a Free Church minister, retired.

Death
He is said to have died in Edinburgh on 1st November, 1892.

Family
He was still single in 1881 so probably never married.

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DICKSON, JOHN

 
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Born at Dalkeith, 1840. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and United Presbyterian Hall. Ordained at Peterhead, 1870. Married, 1872, Christina Watson Ormiston. Translated, 1878, to the Free Church congregation of Coatbridge, East; and, 1882, to St. Ninian’s, Leith.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.16. In the Free Church, he served in East, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire; and St. Ninian’s, Leith (originally Mariners’), Edinburgh.

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DICKSON, JOHN BATTERS

 
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Born, 1825. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Paisley, High, 1852. Resigned, 1859.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 18th January, 1824, in Kelso, Roxburghshire, the son of Thomas Dickson and Anne Batters.

Marriage
He married Sarah Fox Allin in the 4th quarter of 1867 in Southampton, Hampshire, England. She was born there in the 4th quarter of 1845. By this time he is John Bathurst Dickson.

Ministry
He was called to High, Paisley, Renfrewshire, on 29th April, 1852. He became a clergyman of the Church of England and served as vicar in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England.

Death
He died in the 2nd quarter of 1895 in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England. His wife died in the 4th quarter of 1925 in Elham, Kent, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Fox Dickson born in the 1st quarter of 1869 in Berwick, Northumberland, England.

(2) Ethel Dickson born in the 2nd quarter of 1870 in Warwick, England.

(3) Eva Dickson born in the 1st quarter of 1875 in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England. She married Frank Wolff Dare in the 1st quarter of 1898 in Lambeth, London, England. He was an American musical hall artist.

(4) Charles James Dickson born in the 3rd quarter of 1876 in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England.

(5) Olive Collingwood Dickson born in the 3rd quarter of 1882 in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England.

Publications
See separate document here.

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DINGWALL, JOHN

 
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Born in North Uist, 1844. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Crathie, 1871, which he left in 1875.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1844 in North Uist, Inverness-shire. He was certainly the son of William Dingwall and almost certainly Effy was his mother.

Education
He was a student in Arts at Aberdeen University in 1861 and graduated M.A. in 1864.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Aberdeen on 24th June, 1869. He was ordained in Crathie, Aberdeenshire, on 25th January, 1871, when Smith, Tarland, preached and presided.

Death
He died in Australia.

A John Dingwall died on 7th October, 1883, at Woonona, New South Wales, aged 39. He was the headmaster of Bulli school. He was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery there and a stone was erected in his memory. His parents were William and Euphemia.

Source
Nla.gov.au

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DINGWALL, RONALD

 
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Born at Beauly, in the parish of Kilmorack, Ross-shire, 1835. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Dunbeath, in the parish of Latheron, 1871. Married, 1866, Marion Grant. Translated to the double charge of Aultbea and Poolewe, 1877.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.487. In the Free Church, he served in Berriedale, Caithness.

Family
His daughter, Jessie M. Dingwall, married Evan Grant, Free Church minister, Nigg, Ross and Cromarty.

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DIXON, JAMES MAIN

 
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Born at Carlisle, 1820. Employed in the office of the Witness, and studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Paisley, Martyrs’, 1850. Married, the same year, Jane Gray, Ayr. Died, 1865.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in England about 1820, the son of James Dixon, auctioneer, and Mary Calson.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-47. He was a trained printer and during his time as a student he worked at his trade in the office of the Witness.

Marriage
He married Jane Gray on 14th October, 1850, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She was born on 10th and baptized on 26th June, 1829, in Ayr, the daughter of William Gray, shoemaker, and Mary McNeillie.

Ministry
He was ordained in Martyrs’, Paisley, Renfrewshire.

Death
He died at 94 George Street, Paisley, on 16th July, 1865 (Registration: 1865 573/1 225 Paisley High Church).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Gray Dixon baptized on 18th June, 1854, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He attended Ayr Academy and Glasgow University, graduating from there M.A. in 1876. He was appointed Professor of English Language and Literature in the Imperial College of Engineering, Tokyo, Japan. He studied for the ministry at New College, Edinburgh, and was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 7th May, 1884. He was sent to Melbourne, Victoria. He was assistant in the Scot’s Church, Melbourne, and was then ordained minister of the Fitzroy Church in Melbourne, on 15th February, 1887. He also served in St John’s Church in Warrnambool, Victoria (from 17th July, 1889 till 31st January, 1900); and thereafter in New Zealand: St David’s Church, Auckland (1900-1910); and Roslyn, Dunedin (1910-1921). He married Elizabeth Aitken Glen on 21st August, 1900. Her sister Catharine Burnett Glen married John Anderson Gardiner, a Free Church minister. He died in 1928 in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

(2) James Main Dixon born on 20th April, 1856, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He graduated at St. Andrews University in 1879 and was appointed scholar and tutor of philosophy there in the same year. He was professor of English in the Imperial College of Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, from 1879 to 1886, then in the Imperial University of Japan. From 1892 to 1901 he was professor of English literature at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. In 1903–1904 he was president of Columbia College, in Milton, Oregon. He was professor of English literature at the University of Southern California from 1905 to 1911, when he was transferred to the chair of Oriental studies and comparative literature. He wrote on both the English and the Scots language. He married Clara Belle Richards on 26th March, 1885, in Tokyo, Japan. (She was teaching at the Imperial Conservatory of Music.) He died on 27th September, 1933.

(3) John Henry Dixon born on 24th January, 1858, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He died in 1877 in Kelvin, Glasgow.

(4) Jane Gray Dixon born on 11th February, 1860, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She is referred to as Mary Jane Gray Dixon. She married the Scottish mathematician and seismologist Cargill Gilston Knott in Tokyo, Japan, on 20th June, 1885, at the British Legation there. He was then Professor of Physics and Engineering at Tokyo Imperial University. He then became Reader in Applied Mathematics at Edinburgh University and held this post until his death in 1922. She died in 1934 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(5) Hannah Coulson Dixon born on 27th June, 1862, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She died there that same year.

(6) Hannah Coulson Dixon born on 1st September, 1863, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She married Thomas J. Storer on the 26th September, 1899, at St. Andrew’s Church, Auckland, New Zealand. She died in 1938 in New Zealand.

(7) Margaret Gray Dixon born on 9th October, 1864, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She married Colin C. Robertson – a minister. She died in 1949 in Victoria.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: James Main Dixon

Sources
Rootsweb; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Main_Dixon; library.lindenwood.edu/archive/docs/bulletin/1924-1925/1924-09.pdf; The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria), 10th October, 1899; The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 5th August, 1885; Auckland Star, (New Zealand) Volume XXXI, Issue 206, 30th August, 1900, p.8; PCNZ, Ministers’ Register.

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DOAK, ANDREW, M.A.

 
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Born at Ochiltree, 1838. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Bothwell, 1872. Translated to Aberdeen, Trinity, 1879. Married, 1882, Agnes E. Thompson; and, 1894, Julia Ann Mann.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.420. In the Free Church, he served in Bothwell, Lanarkshire; and Trinity, Aberdeen.

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DOBBIE, DAVID

 
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Born at Denny, 1822. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Makerstoun, 1848. Married, 1850, Jessie Anderson. Died, 1895.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 25th September and baptized on 27th October, 1822, in Denny, Stirlingshire, the son of David Dobbie, grocer, and Margaret Hanna.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1840. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-47.

Marriage
He married Jessie Anderson on 11th September, 1850, registered in both St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, and Makerstoun, Roxburghshire. She was born on 29th August, 1824, in Edinburgh, the daughter of Alexander McCulloch Anderson, solicitor, and Catherine Stewart.

Ministry
He was ordained in Makerstoun, Roxburghshire. He speculated in the shares of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Bank and when it was taken over by the Clydesdale Bank “for a nil consideration” he brought a case against Sir William Johnston, a director, alleging he had been wrongly advised. He lost his case and expenses of £8,199 10/1 were charged against him.

Death
He died on 15th August, 1895, in Makerstoun, Roxburghshire. His wife died at he Free Church Manse, Makerstoun, Roxburghshire, on 14th June, 1866 (Registration: 1866 797/ 4 Makerstoun).

Publications – about him
Print of documents for pursuer in causa Rev. David Dobbie against Sir William Johnston & George E. Russell, Second division, March 25, 1861, Edinburgh, 1861
Report of jury trial, the Rev. David Dobbie, pursuer; against Sir William Johnston and George Eliza Russell, defenders, Edinburgh, W. Blackwood & Sons, 1861
Record in causa, the Reverend David Dobbie … in a claim for repayment of money paid for shares in the Edinburgh and Glasgow bank, Second division. January 22, 1859, Edinburgh, T. Constable, 1859
Edinburgh and Glasgow Bank. Motion for new trial for setting aside the verdict in causa the Rev. David Dobbie, Edinburgh, W. Blackwood & Sons, 1861

Sources
Dundee Courier, 5th January, 1859; Dundee Courier and Daily Argus, 13th March, 1862; The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 11th March, 1863

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DOBBIE, ROBERT WILLIAM

 
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Born at Glasgow, 1858. Studied at Rawdon College, Leeds, and University, Glasgow. Ordained at Waterhouses Baptist Church, Durham, 1833 [1883]. Married, the same year, Jane Anderson Brown. Admitted to the Free Church, 1866 [1886?]. Settled at Blochairn, Glasgow, 1888.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.211. In the Free Church, he served in Blochairn, Glasgow.

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DODDS, GEORGE, B.D.

 
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Born at Bowden, Roxburghshire, 1861. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Liberton, Edinburgh, 1890. Married, 1895, Charlotte Playfair Watson.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.17. In the Free Church, he served in Liberton, Edinburgh.

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DODDS, JAMES S.

 
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Born near Annan, 1812. Studied at the University of Edinburgh. Ordained assistant and successor at Humbie, Haddingtonshire, 1841. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to Belhaven Church, Dunbar, and on this being lost to the Free Church was instrumental in erecting the Free Church in Dunbar proper. Married, 1843, Barbara Ann Duncan. Died, 1885.

Publications.—Scottish Church History from the Secession to the Disruption. Eminent Men of Dumfries-shire.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1841, Humbie, FES, Vol.1, p.377. In the Free Church, he served in Humbie, East Lothian; and Dunbar, East Lothian.

Family
Duncan Tree.

Publications
See separate document here.

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DODDS, THOMAS BOSWELL

 
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Born in the parish of Edrom, 1817. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lochee, 1844. Married, 1845, Isabella G. Dickson. Became senior minister, 1888. Died 1889.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 11th April, 1817, in Edrom, Berwickshire, the son of George Dodds and Isabel Cairns.

Education
He studied in Edinburgh University, 1833-39.

Marriage
He married Isabella Gardner Dickson in June 1845, the marriage being recorded on the 30th in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, and on the 28th in Liff, Benvie and Invergowrie, Angus. She was born in Astrakhan, South Russia, about 1812, where her father John Dickson was a missionary with the Scottish Missionary Society. Her mother was Amelia Mitchell.

Ministry
He was licensed in November, 1842, by the Presbytery of Chirnside. He was settled in Lochee, Dundee, in February, 1844. His twenty five years in the ministry were recognised by the congregation by a presentation of a Bible and a purse of sovereigns. His application for a colleague and successor was accepted by the General Assembly in 1888 on the ground of “age and chronic cystilis”. On 6th September, 1888, David Thom was ordained as his colleague and successor in consequence of a call addressed to him by 255 members and adherents.

Death
He died on 5th January, 1889, in Lochee, Angus, “after a long and painful illness”, and was buried in the Western Cemetery, Dundee. His wife died at the Free Church Manse, Harefield Road, Lochee, Angus, on 4th January, 1883 (Registration: 1883 282/5 7 Lochee).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Amelia Elisabeth Dodds born on 29th April, 1846, in Liff, Benvie and Invergowrie, Angus. She died on 23rd July, 1862, at the Free Church Manse, Lochee, Dundee.

(2) Isabella Mary Dodds born on 21st August, 1848, in Liff, Benvie and Invergowrie, Angus. She does not appear in the censuses and may have been the Isabella Mary Dodds who died on 1st October, 1849, in South Leith, Edinburgh.

(3) George Theophilus Dodds born on 2nd June, 1850, in Lochee, Angus. He married Mary Lundie Bonar, the daughter of Horatius Bonar, a Free Church minister. He died on 9th September, 1882. See his Obituary on this web site: George Theophilus Dodds. For some ministerial connections, see the Bonar Tree.

(4) Mary Jane Dodds born about 1852 in Lochee, Angus. She became a missionary in Lovedale, South Africa.

(5) John Dickson Dodds born about 1854 in Lochee, Angus. He married Christina Scott Marshall in 1891 in St Mary, Dundee. He was a merchant in Dundee. He died in 1932 in Kilmany, Fife.

(6) Florence Inglis Dodds born on 29th July, 1856, in Dundee. She died on 13th February, 1896, in Dundee.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Thomas B. Dodds

Sources
The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 26th July, 1862; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 26th March, 1869; 28th May, 1888; 20th July, 1888 and 25th December, 1889; Rootsweb

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DODS, MARCUS, D.D. (Glasgow)

 
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Born at Belford, Northumberland, in 1834, the son of the Rev. Marcus Dods, author of The Incarnation of the Eternal Word. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. After being some few years a probationer—years he devoted to intense study—he was ordained at Renfield Free Church, Glasgow, in 1864. He married, in 1871, Katherine, daughter of James Swanston. In 1889 he was elected to the chair of New Testament Exegesis in the New College, Edinburgh.

Publications.—In “Expositor’s Bible” Series: The Book of Genesis, Gospel of John, First Corinthians. In “Handbooks for Bible Classes” Series: Genesis, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi. Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. Israel’s Iron Age. An Introduction to the New Testament. The Parables of our Lord. The Prayer that Teaches to Pray. Mohammed, Buddha, and Christ. Erasmus and Other Essays. Why be a Christian? Visions of a Prophet, etc.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.576. In the Free Church, he served in Renfield, Glasgow.

Family
His sister married George Wilson, a Free Church minister.

Publications – about him
Dictionary of National Biography, 1912 supplement, William Forbes Gray, Dods, Marcus
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, W. F. Gray, revised by Michael Jinkins, Dods, Marcus (1834–1909), United Free Church of Scotland minister and biblical scholar

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DODS, SELBY ORD

 
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Born in the parish of Whittingehame, Haddingtonshire, 1813. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1839, assistant and successor at Garvald, Haddingtonshire. Married, 1839, Margaret Robertson; and, 1853, Isabella M. M’Gregor. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1846, to Maybole. Resigned, 1854. Died, 1856.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1839, Garvald, FES, Vol.1, p.364; FES, Vol.8, p.89. In the Free Church, he served in Garvald, East Lothian; and Maybole, Ayrshire.

Publications – by him
Zion’s cry and expectation, or, The spirit of prayer, Edinburgh, Charles Ziegler, 1843
The Chief Points of Difference Betwixt the Established and the Free-Church of Scotland, specially Intended for the Young, Edinburgh, C. Ziegler, 1847
Rest for our weary souls : or, Christ’s invitation to sinners, Edinburgh, Charles Ziegler
Free Church Pulpit, Vol.3, p.481, Daniel’s prophecy of the seventy weeks

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DOIG, THOMAS, M.A.

 
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Born at Aberdeen, 1796. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen. Ordained assistant at Arbroath, 1819. Married, 1822, Ann Andson. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Torryburn, 1832. Died, 1866.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1832, Torryburn, FES, Vol.5, p.54; FES, Vol.8, p.415. In the Free Church, he served in Torryburn, Fife.

Publications – by him

Publications
See separate document here.

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DON, JOHN DAVIDSON

 
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Born at Brechin, 1834. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained as missionary to Calcutta, 1862. Transferred to the English congregation at Calcutta, 1868 [List of missionaries says 1867]. Resigned, 1874, and was appointed to King William’s Town, South Africa, 1876 [List of missionaries says from 1877]. Married, 1865, Catherine Neville Baylie, and, 1889, Catherine Isabella Brownlie.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 16th April and baptized on 21st May, 1834, in Brechin, Angus, the son of John Don and Jean Davidson.

Education
He matriculated in Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1848. There is no record that he enrolled in New College, Edinburgh.

Marriage

He married:

(1) Catherine Neville Baylie

(2) Catherine Isabella Brownlie

Ministry
He was an advocate of black rights in South Africa and a well-known African figure, Davidson Don Tengo Jabavu, was called after him. He was prosecuted by the authorities in South Africa for protesting against the murder of a black labourer in 1885.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) John Baylie Don born in 1866, Calcutta, Bengal, India. He gained his B.Sc. He wrote an article for the Scottish Geographical Magazine in 1893 entitled Notes on a Journey in South Africa. He died in 1947 in Morningside, Edinburgh. He set up a John Baylie Don Scholarship to help Africans to study medicine or dentistry.

(2) Marion Lanpear Don born on 16th August, 1870, in Calcutta, Bengal, India.

And by his second wife:

(3) Alexander Duff Brownlee Don. He died on 21st October, 1916, aged 24, while serving in France with the Royal Engineers’ 2nd Field Company and was buried in the Guards’ Cemetery, Lesboeufs, France.

There were certainly other children, including one who became Mrs K.N. Hutton of King William’s Town, Cape Province.

Publications – by him
A lecture on truth, causes of error and the discipline of a seeker of truth, delivered at the Hooghly Young Men’s Literary Association, Calcutta, I. C. Bose & Co., 1864

The Christian’s rest, a sermon preached in the Scotch Church, Calcutta, on 3rd November, 1867, with reference to the death of John Pourie, Calcutta, Baptist Mission Press, 1867

The shields of the earth, a sermon occasioned by the death of his excellency the Earl of Mayo, preached in the Free Church of Scotland, Calcutta, on 18th February, 1872. Printed at the “Calcutta advertiser”, 1872

The Bayard of India, and other lectures, King William’s Town: Hay Brothers, 1887

Publication – about him
Regina versus Don, report of the trial, with opinions of the press, King William’s Town, South Africa: W.T. Randall, 1886

Sources
Otago Witness, (New Zealand) Issue 2572, 8th July, 1903, p.38; Friends of the natives and the origin of African nationalism, New History, Part 2, Chapter 6; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 26th December, 1885, p.10; Cwgc; Oxforddnb; Letters to the Editor. Otago Daily Times, (New Zealand) Issue 14793, 29th March, 1910, p.4

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DONALD, ANDREW

 
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Born at Aberdeen, 1820. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained at Blackford, 1845. Married, 1860, Margaret Gordon. Became senior minister, 1891. Died, 1898.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 8th May, 1820, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the son of Andrew Donald, baker, and Catharine Imray.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School, He studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, from 1835 and graduated M.A.

Marriage
He married Margaret Gordon on 10th October, 1860, in Montrose, Angus. She was born on 30th June, 1833, in Montrose, Angus, the daughter of William Gordon and Jane Mackay. For some ministerial connections, see the Barclay Tree.

Ministry
He was ordained in Blackford, Perthshire, on 16th October, 1845. David Stevenson McLachlan was ordained there on 1st October, 1891, as his colleague and successor. An address of congratulation was presented to him by his Presbytery on his completion of 50 years in the ministry.

Death
He died on 19th July, 1898, at his home, 22 Cluny Gardens, Grange, Edinburgh, and was buried in Blackford. He was “a minister of fine giftss an singularly attractive personal character.” His wife died at 97 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, on 6th July, 1915.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) a still-born son, born on 2nd October, 1861.

(2) Andrew William Donald born on 7th August, 1863, in Blackford, Perthshire. He was a barrister in London. He died on 1st March, 1904, in London, England.

(3) Mary Donald born on 30th August, 1865, in Blackford, Perthshire.

(4) George Gordon Donald born on 5th February, 1868, in Blackford, Perthshire. He died on 27th May, 1869, at 2 Panmure Terrace, Montrose, Angus.

(5) Margaret Elizabeth Donald born on 4th April, 1874, in Blackford, Perthshire. She died in 1920 in Grange, Edinburgh.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Andrew Donald

Sources
The Aberdeen Journal, 12th November, 1845; The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 8th October, 1861; Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 21st July, 1898

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DONALD, ROBERT

 
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Born, 1810. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Sheuchan, Wigtownshire, 1842. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1844, Mary Donald. Resigned, 1850. Died, 1877.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1842, Sheuchan FES, Vol.2, p.352. In the Free Church, he served in Sheuchan, Wigtownshire.

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DONALD, WILLIAM S.

 
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Born, 1812. Licensed by the Presbytery of Brechin. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained at Fraserburgh, 1844. Resigned, 1864, and went to Australia. He became connected with the Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia, and occupied a charge there till 1890.

Supplementary Information
William Scott Donald

Background
He was born on 15th and baptized on 19th December, 1811, in Maryton, Angus, the son of Alexander Donald and Margory Mollison.

Education
There was a William Donald who studied for one year in Marischal College, 1826-27.
Ministry
“W.S. Donald, Strathmiglo, Kinross” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. In the Free Church, he served in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, from 1843 to 1864 – but he had leave from 1862-64. He served as supply in New South Wales: Dubbo, 1863; Newton 1864-65. He was admitted to the Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia and acted as missionary in the Clarence Town district from 1868 to 1890.

Death
He died on 9th June, 1890, in Maitland, New South Wales.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married or had a family.

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DONALDSON, ANDREW DAVIDSON, M.A.

 
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Born at Aberdeen, 1847. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Gallatown, 1875. Married, 1876, Priscilla Bicknell Singer. Translated, 1878, to Aberdeen, St. Clement’s.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.447. In the Free Church, he served in Gallatown, Kirkcaldy, Fife; and St. Clement’s, Aberdeen.

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DONALDSON, GEORGE

 
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Born in Ayrshire, 1859. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kirkpatrick-Fleming, 1887. Married, the same year, Dora Buglass.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.98. In the Free Church, he served in Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfries-shire.

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DONALDSON, JOHN

 
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Born at Edinburgh, 1818. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ceres, 1844. Married, the same year, Isabella P. Murdoch; and, 1847, Agnes Fairbairn. Became senior minister, 1860. Died, 1879.

Publication.—Translation of Treatises of Hermann Witsius.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 10th December, 1818, in Edinburgh, the son of John Donaldson and Margaret Ogilvey.

Education
He attended Edinburgh High School and the University of Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Isabella Paterson Murdoch on 13th November, 1844, in Eccles, Berwickshire. She was baptized on 2nd September, 1822, in South Leith, Edinburgh, the daughter of William Murdoch and Ann Wildgoose.

(2) Agnes Fairbairn on 18th August, 1847, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, and Ceres, Fife. She was born (or baptized) on 17th September, 1816, in Earlston, Berwickshire, the daughter of James Fairbairn, merchant, and Mary Balmer.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Montrose and for a time was assistant to Andrew Melville of Logie. He was ordained in Ceres, Fife, on 27th February, 1844. In 1861, James Watson Geddie was ordained here as his colleague and successor. He retired to Edinburgh where he lived at 7 Great Stuart Street. There he intimated his willingness to “receive into his Family as BOARDERS a Limited Number of YOUNG GENTLEMEN, under Fourteen Years of Age, attending any of the schools in town.” Later he moved to Alpine Villa, Currie.

Death
He died on 14th April, 1879, in Currie, Midlothian. His second wife died at Alpine Villa, Currie, Midlothian, on 25th April, 1895 (Registration: 1895 682/ 20 Currie).

Family
He had issue including, by his second wife:

(1) Mary Margaret Donaldson, born 18th June, 1854, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She died on 20th December, 1864, at 7 Great Stuart Street, Edinburgh. As she was described as his “elder surviving child” the presumption is that he had a previous child already deceased. There was an Isabella Donaldson who died in Ceres, Fife, on 12th May, 1847, aged 0. It is not impossible that this is a child by his first marriage.

(2) Agnes Marjory Cowan Donaldson born on 16th July, 1860, in Edinburgh. She died in 1880 in Currie, Midlothian.

Publications
See separate document here.

Sources
The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 22nd December, 1864; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 24th September, 1862, p.5; The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 18th April, 1879

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DOUGALL, WILLIAM

 
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Born at Auchterarder, 1824. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1858, at Stonehaven. Married, 1861, Jane Thomson. Became senior minister, 1886. Died, 1889.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 8th and baptized on 26th October, 1822 or 1823, in Dunning, Perthshire, the son of Robert Dougall, wood merchant and master, and Margaret Hart. (There is a double entry in the Index of the Old Parish Records).

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1851-55.

Marriage
He married Jane Thomson at Tarland Village, Tarland and Migvie, Aberdeenshire, on 5th February, 1861 (Registration: 1861 242/ 2 Tarland). She was baptized there on 16th March, 1834, the daughter of John William Thomson, saddler master, and Jean Taws.

Ministry
After licence, he worked for a time in Tarland and in Crathie, Aberdeenshire. He was ordained in Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, in 1858. On 14th March, 1883, the congregation marked his 25 years of service with the presentation of a chair and a purse of sovereigns. During his ministry a new church building was constructed at a cost of £2,060, the school was enlarged and the considerable debt on the Manse was paid off. He retired because of severe and incurable sickness. On 26th August, 1886, John Robertson was ordained here as his colleague and successor.

Death
He moved to Auchterarder, Perthshire in 1888 and he died there on 22nd October, 1889. His wife died in 1880 in Fetteresso, Kincardineshire. They were both buried in Fetteresso.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Helen Jane Tawse Dougall born 21st May, 1862, in Fetteresso, Kincardineshire. She married Alexander Easton in 1899 in Kilmadock, Perthshire. She died in 1943 in Victoria, Australia.

(2) William Robert Braidwood Dougall born on 6th February, 1865, in Fetteresso, Kincardineshire. He married Mary Magdalene Saltau in 1915 in Victoria, Australia. He was a chemist in Elsternwick, Victoria. He died there on 4th May, 1939.

(3) Henry Oliphant Dougall born on 19th April, 1872, in Fetteresso, Kincardineshire. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1898 in Camberwell, London, England.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: William Dougall

Sources
The Argus, 27th June, 1939; Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 16th March, 1883; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 23rd October, 1889

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DOUGLAS, ANDREW

 
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Born at Glenorchy, Argyllshire, 1866. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Renton, Gaelic, 1892. Married, 1896, Emma Stark. Translated to Invergordon, Ross-shire, 1900.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.531. In the Free Church, he served in Gaelic, Renton, Dunbartonshire; and Invergordon, Ross and Cromarty.

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DOUGLAS, ANDREW HALLIDAY, M.A.

 
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Born at Edinburgh, 1864. Son of Dr. A. H. Douglas, a physician in that city. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1890, at Huntly. Married, the same year, Isabel Love. Translated, 1893, to Cambridge, as first minister of St. Columba’s Presbyterian Church. When there admitted a fellow-commoner of St. John’s College. Appointed, 1900, to the Chair of Apologetics and Pastoral Theology in Knox College, Toronto.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in 1864 in St Andrew, Edinburgh, the son of Andrew Halliday Douglas, physician, and Jessie MacKinnon.

Education
He attended Edinburgh Academy. He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1883; and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1884-88.

Marriage
He married Isabella Lumsden Love in the last quarter of 1890 in Wandsworth, London, England. She was a daughter of William McNaughton Love of London.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 21st June, 1888, and served as an assistant of Dr Alexander Whyte of St George’s Free Church, Edinburgh. He received calls from Renfield, Glasgow; and Maxwelltown, but was ordained in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, in 1890 as colleague and successor to William Burnet. He was translated to St Columba’s, Cambridge, England, on 10th March, 1893. He conducted classes as Professor of Apologetics and Pastoral Theology in Knox College, Ontario, Canada, for only one winter. He was proposed for the Chair of Church History in New College, Edinburgh, in May 1901.

Death
While visiting family in Scotland, he died on 15th June, 1902, in Edinburgh, after an operation for appendicitis, and was buried in Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh. His estate was valued at £2035.

Family
He had issue including:

(1) Margaret Isobel Mackinnon Douglas born in the first quarter of 1894 in Cambridge, England. She perhaps died in the 3rd quarter of 1965.

Publications – about him
Five sermons, with a Biographical Introduction, London, 1903
The philosophy and psychology of Pietro Pomponazzi, Cambridge, University Press, 1910

Publications – about him
Review by A E Taylor: The Philosophy and Psychology of Pietro Pomponazzi, Ethics, v21 n4 (191107), 494
Review by H N Gardiner: The Philosophy and Psychology of Pietro Pomponazzi, The Philosophical Review, v20 n3 (19110501), 320-323

Sources
Wiki; Ncbi; Gravestonephotos; Alexander MacRae, The History of the Clan MacRae, p.1141: 10; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 24th May, 1901; 11th June and 23rd December, 1902.

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DOUGLAS, GEORGE CUNNINGHAM MONTEATH, D.D. (Glasgow)

 
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Born at Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, in 1826, the son of Robert Douglas, parish minister, and brother of Carstairs Douglas, missionary to China. After studying at Glasgow University and the New College, Edinburgh, he was ordained at Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, in 1852. Married, in 1855, Grace Alice, daughter of Hugh Moncreiff of Glasgow. Elected, in 1857, Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Exegesis in Glasgow Free Church College; Principal of that College in 1875; and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Free Church in 1894. He was invited to join the Old Testament Company of Revisionists in 1870. He retired from his professorship, but not from the principalship, in 1892. Conservative in the field of Biblical theology, and opposed to the method and findings of the Higher Criticism of his day, Principal Douglas was a man of liberal mind and progressive tendencies.

Publications.—In “Handbooks for Bible Classes”: Joshua, Judges, Obadiah to Zephaniah. Isaiah One and his Book One. Why I Believe Moses Wrote Deuteronomy.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.574 recognises him as Principal in the U.F. College but does not seem to provide a biographical notice of him. In the Free Church, he served in Bridge Of Weir, Renfrewshire.

Family
Carstairs Hill Tree.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Douglas, Carstairs

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DOUGLAS, HENRY MARDER

 
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Born at Edinburgh, 1832. His mother, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Marder, was of Huguenot extraction. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, also at Berlin. Ordained at the Free Church, Bonhill, Vale of Leven, 1857. Translated to Kirkcaldy, 1860. Died, 1866.

Publication.—Posthumous.—Memorial of the late Rev. Henry M. Douglas. Edited by the Rev. James M’Gregor, Paisley.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 13th September, 1832, in Edinburgh, the son of Alexander Douglas, merchant, and Helen Robertson Marder.

Education
He was educated in Edinburgh including a time at Edinburgh Southern Academy. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1852-56. He was admitted to the Edinburgh Dialectic Society, 6th December, 1851 (see History of the Dialectic Society, p.199). He also studied in Berlin, Germany.

Marriage
In 1861, he was living with George and Maryann Thomson and their daughter Isabella, aged 22, in Stirling. He married this Isabella Thomson at the home of the bride, The Elms, Stirling, on 25th June, 1861 (Registration: 1861 490/ 61 Stirling). She was born about 1839 in Stirling, the daughter of George Thomson, coach builder, and Mary Ann MacLaren.

Ministry
He was ordained in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire; and was later translated to St. Brycedale, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Death
He was seized with choleraic diarrhoea and, after a few days illness, died in October, 1866, in Kirkcaldy, Fife. He was buried in Bennochy Cemetery, Kirkcaldy, Fife; and with him is buried Isabella M. Thomson, who died in 1876 in Stirling.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Dundas Robertson Douglas, born on 29th February, 1864, in Kirkcaldy, Fife. He was said to have died in 1889.

(2) Helen Marder Douglas born in 1865 in Kirkcaldy, Fife. She married Sir John Maurice Clark, 2nd Bt., son of Sir Thomas Clark, 1st Bt., and Eliza Maule Davidson, on 3rd June, 1885. She died on 4th May, 1942.

(3) Henry Marder Douglas born in the Free Church Manse, Kirkcaldy, Fife, on 22nd November, 1866. He died in 1940 in Adelaide, South Australia.

Publication – by him
Speech on the recent railway encroachments on the Sabbath delivered at a meeting of the Free Presbytery of Kirkcaldy, November 30, 1864

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Henry M. Douglas
Memorials of the late Rev. Henry M. Douglas, James Macgregor, Edinburgh, 1867.

Sources
Rootsweb; www.thepeerage.com/p22605.htm; Stirling Observer, Stirlingshire, Scotland, 29th November, 1866; The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 2nd March, 1864; and 23rd October, 1866; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 4th August, 1847

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DOUGLAS, JOHN, M.A.

 
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Born in the parish of Liff, 1853. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1878, as missionary to Nagpur. Married, 1879, Jane MacKenzie. Transferred to Bhandara, 1881; re-appointed to Nagpur, 1890.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.540

Family
He had a son, John Douglas, who became a United Free Church minister: FUFC, p.17.

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DOUGLAS, PETER

 
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Born at Scone, 1822. Studied at the University of St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Inverkip, 1851. Married, the same year, Ann Weir Bishop. Resigned, 1880. Died, 1895.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 17th September, 1822, in Scone, Perthshire, the son of William Douglas, forester and landscape gardener, and Mary Ann Brown.

Education
He studied at United College, St Andrews, Fife, 1842-45, and at New College, Edinburgh, 1845-49.

Marriage
He married Ann Weir Bishop on 18th October, 1851, recorded in Inverkip, Renfrewshire, and, the following day, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. She was baptized on 2nd October, 1825, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, the daughter of George Bishop and Robina Baillie.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Stirling on 3rd July, 1849. He was ordained in Inverkip, Renfrewshire, on 14th August, 1851. He was loosed from his charge on 11th February, 1880.

Death
He died on 5th June, 1895, at 18 Wilson Street, Hillhead, Glasgow, and was buried in Inverkip. His wife died in 1874 in Inverkip, Renfrewshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Catherine Torrance Douglas baptized on 3rd October, 1852, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire.

(2) Mary Brown Bishop Douglas baptized on 31st January, 1854, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire. She married Dr W. Y. Turner, a clergyman. At one stage they lived in Jamaica. She died at 80 Wokingham Road, Reading, Berkshire, England, on 20th April, 1928.

(3) George Bishop Douglas born on 21st June, 1855, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire. He married Margaret Anne Colville on 13th September, 1883. They lived in New York, USA. He died on 26th January, 1933.

(4) William Patrick Douglas born on 31st January, 1857, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire. He married Mary Emily Monckton Hosick in 1895 in Queensland. He died suddenly on 25th January, 1903, in Ellangowan, Clifton, Queensland.

(5) Thomas Lindsay Douglas born on 25th November, 1859, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire. He married in the 4th quarter of 1901 in Marylebone, London, England. He died in the 2nd quarter of 1910 in Wandsworth, London, England.

(6) James Julius Wood Douglas born on 18th May, 1863, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire. He died in 1925 in Cathcart, Renfrewshire.

(7) Anne Eliza Douglas born on 12th March, 1865, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire.

(8) John Baillie Bishop Douglas born in 1869 in Inverkip, Renfrewshire. He married Marion Calkins on 1st June, 1899. She was the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Lyman Darrow Calkins, of Far Rockaway, New York, USA. He was then described as “of Scotland, but formerly a resident of Monroe place, Brooklyn”.

(9) Robert Baillie Douglas born on 10th August, 1870, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire. He was a Free Church minister.

Sources
The Brisbane Courier, 6th February, 1903; Thepeerage; Brooklyn Life, 10th June, 1899; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 23rd April, 1928, p.16

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DOUGLAS, ROBERT BAILLIE, B.D.

 
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Born at Inverkip, 1870. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1894, missionary to Jalna. [In List of missionaries his surname is Baillie-Douglas.]

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.538

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DOUGLAS, WILLIAM

 
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Born in the parish of Inch, 1807. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Muthill, Perthshire, 1843. Married, 1844, Margaret Kerr. Died, 1874.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 15th November, 1807, in Inch, Wigtownshire, the son of John Douglas and Agnes McMuldroch.

Education
He attended Glasgow University.

Marriage
He married Margaret Kerr on 3rd March, 1844, in Muthill, Perthshire. She was born about 1823 in England, the daughter of William Kerr and Janet McTurk.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Stranraer in 1833. He served as a probationer in Birmingham and Bolton, in the House of Refuge, Edinburgh, and in Perth. A “William Douglass, Perth” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He became minister of the Free Church Muthill, Perthshire, in the summer of 1843.

Death
He died on 22nd February, 1874, at the Free Church Manse, Muthill, Perthshire. His wife died on 21st December, 1891, in Auchtergaven, Perthshire (Registration: 1891 330/ 26 Auchtergaven).

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue; but a niece, Jessie C. MacDonald, was staying with them in 1871. She married John Adams Cooke, the Free Church minister of Auchtergaven, and with them Margaret Kerr or Douglas was staying in 1891.

Publication – by him
He contributed to the Disruption Manuscripts. His work is used in Thomas Brown’s, Annals of the Disruption – see footnotes 203; 276 and 367. (Note these links take you to the end of the quote.)

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: William Douglas.

Source
The Dundee Courier & Argus, 25th February, 1874

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DOUGLAS, WILLIAM BRADDYL, B.A., B.D.

 
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Born at Workington, Cumberland, 1858. Studied at the University, New Zealand, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1891, as missionary to Huelva; transferred, 1894, to Puerto Santa Maria. Married, 1897, Mary Huntington.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.529

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DOUGLAS, WILLIAM HENRY BROWN, B.A.

 
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Born, 1867. Son of Francis Brown Douglas, Edinburgh. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Cambridge, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Newton Stewart, Princes Street, 1894. Married, the same year, Edith Grainger Stewart

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.118 (thrice). In the Free Church, he served in Newton-Stewart, Wigtownshire.

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DOUIE, DAVID BUCHAN, M.A.

 
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Born in Glasgow, 1805. Ordained at Maxwelltown, 1831. Translated to Dryfesdale, Annandale, 1833. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Mr. Douie was twice married, his second wife being Jane Gilfillan M’Crone. Translated to Largs, 1843. Nothing certain is known regarding Mr. Douie subsequent to 1863, in which year he disappeared. He is reported to have died in 1865.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1831, Maxwelltown, FES, Vol.2, p.292; 1833, Dryfesdale, FES, Vol.2, p.205. In the Free Church, he served in Lockerbie, Dumfries-shire; and Largs, Ayrshire.

Publication – by him
New Statistical Account, January, 1836, Dryfesdale, Vol.4, Dumfries, p.451

Sources
Article 1 — No Title; The Scotsman (1860-1920); Oct 20, 1863; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Scotsman (1817-1950) pg. 2; Article 1 — No Title; The Scotsman (1860-1920); Nov 6, 1863; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Scotsman (1817-1950); pg. 2; Article 3 — No Title; The Scotsman (1860-1920); Mar 9, 1864; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Scotsman (1817-1950); pg. 2

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DOULL, JAMES

 
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Born at Ceylon, 1832. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Fetlar, Shetland, 1866. Married, 1869, Jane Anderson. In 1873 Mr. Doull went to New Zealand, and was settled at Bulls, Presbytery of Wanganui.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1832 in Ceylon, the son of Alexander Doull, a sergeant in the British Army, and Honora(h) Doyle. He was working as an assistant shop-keeper in 1851 in Latheron, Caithness. In 1861 he was working as a teacher there.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1859-63.

Marriage
He married Jane Anderson in 1869 in Abercorn, West Lothian. She was baptized on 13th December, 1830, in Linlithgow, West Lothian, the daughter of Alexander Anderson and Euphemia White.

Ministry
He was ordained in Fetlar, Shetland, on 18th October, 1866. He was appointed to New Zealand by the Colonial Commitee on 17th September, 1872. He was inducted to Bulls, Wanganui Presbytery, in May, 1873 from where he retired in 1906. He was Moderator of the Northern General Assembly in 1884, and served also as Clerk of the Wellington Presbytery.

Death
He died in New Zealand in 1907. His wife died there in 1898.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Euphemia White Doull born on 24th July, 1870, at the Free Church Manse, Fetlar, Shetland. She trained as a nurse and served as a missionary of the New Zealand Presbyterian Church in their Maori mission from 1919 till her retirement on 30th April, 1938. She was stationed in Ruatahuna, Te Whaiti, Nuhaka, Matahi and Waiohau. She died on 27th August, 1957, in New Zealand.

(2) Alexander Doull born on 25th September, 1871, in Fetlar, Shetland. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1894-96. He married Emily Muriel Robinson on 13th April, 1898, in New Zealand. He was ordained a minister of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand on 27th May, 1897. In the Free Church, he served in Rangiora in Christchurch Presbytery; Otahuhu/Tamaki/Howick in Auckland Presbytery, and Palmerston North, from where he resigned on 31st May, 1922, on health grounds. He died in New Zealand on 26th September, 1963.

Sources
PCNZ, Ministers’ Register; Glasgow Herald, 9th August, 1870

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DOW, JOHN

 
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Born at Dunkeld, 1788. Studied at Edinburgh University, and was a master in George Watson’s Hospital. Ordained at Largs, 1831. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. After the Disruption he was stationed at Roberton, in the Presbytery of Kelso and Lauder. Resigned, 1852. Died, 1865.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1831, Largs, FES, Vol.3, p.216. In the Free Church, he served in Largs, Ayrshire; and Roberton, Lanarkshire.

Publications – by him
Remarks on the recent debate and decision in the Presbytery of Greenock, printed at the Scottish Guardian office, 1835?
The Scottish Pulpit, Vol.4, p.337, Christ knocking at the Door of the Heart

Publication – about him
New Statistical Account, April, 1842, Largs, Vol. 5, Ayr, p.786

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DRON, CHARLES CALDER STEWART

 
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Born at Arbroath, 1858. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Sandbank, 1894. Married, the same year, Jane Carmichael.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.282. In the Free Church, he served in Sandbank, Argyll.

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DRON, WILLIAM

 
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Licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow, 1847. Ordained, 1851, as missionary to the Hati River, New Zealand.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1819 in Greenock, Renfrewshire – according to the 1861 census. He was probably working as a teacher in Inverkip, Renfrewshire, in 1841. One source has him born on 14th December, 1828, in Barony, Glasgow, the son of Alexander Dron and Mary Ross. The only factor in favour of that identification is that he had a daughter Mary Ross Dron. His death record shows him to be the son of John Dron, cooper, and Margaret George.

Education
He studied at Edinburgh University, 1841-44. There was a William Dron enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-47.

Marriage
He married Grace Kent on 26th October 1851, in Barony, Glasgow; also recorded in Row, Dunbartonshire on 4th November, 1851. She was born on 17th October, 1829, in Glasgow, the daughter of William Kent, carpenter, and Agnes Burgess.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow in 1848. He served in Knox Presbyterian Church Lower Hutt, New Zealand, 1852-1858, when he resigned his charge and returned to Scotland. He went to Australia in 1862, and gave supply in Myer’s Street Free Church Geelong, Victoria, Australia. He was received into the Presbyterian Church of Victoria on 4th June, 1862. In 1863, however, he was received by the Synod of Eastern Australia and then served under the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales, Australia, in Manning River, in Dubbo and in Tumut. He then left for Dublin, Ireland, in 1866. Later he joined the Church of England – according to one source. But in 1883 he is living in Glasgow and designated a Free Church minister in the P.O. Directory.

Death
He died on 18th May, 1886, at 2 Firpark Terrace, Glasgow (Registration: 1886 644/3 765). His wife died in 1915 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue, including:

(1) William Dron born on 4th October, 1853, in the Free Church Manse, Hutt Valley, New Zealand.

(2) John Kent Dron born in 1856 in New Zealand. He married Annie Kilburn on 1st July, 1891, in Lewisham, London, England. He is designated “of Kingston, Jamaica” and his wife is “eldest daughter of the Rev. H. H. Kilburn, of Kingston, Jamaica”. This would seem to be his second marriage for there is a will probated thus: “Dron, Gertrude Isabel Emiline, Kingston, wife of John Kent Dron, 1891.” In 1903 he took over a jewellers business and he is then of “Antigua”, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire. He died in 1914 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(3) Mary Ross Dron born in 1859 in Anderston, Glasgow. She married John Smith in 1884 in Kelvin, Glasgow. She died in 1936 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(4) Agnes Dron born on 17th February, 1860, in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire. She died in 1915 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(5) Alexander Grace Dron born on 10th March, 1862, in Row, Dunbartonshire. He died in 1890 in Dennistoun, Glasgow.

Sources
Genforum; Happyhaggis; PCNZ, Ministers’ Register.

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DRUMMOND, HENRY, M.A.

 
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Born at Stirling in 1851. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh; was appointed in 1877 Lecturer on Natural Science in Glasgow Free Church College, and in 1884 ordained and inducted as Professor. A great traveller, Henry Drummond visited in his short life the Far West of America, Central Africa, and the New Hebrides. He was also a writer of books and booklets which obtained a wide circulation, and brought him no little fame. An evangelist and home mission worker, he was never more in his element than when visiting in city slums, and gathering round him city arabs. With the religious movement in Great Britain, led by Messrs. Moody and Sankey during 1873-1875, his name will always be associated, especially as regards the influence it exercised on the student life of Edinburgh. “Perhaps the most conspicuous service which Henry Drummond rendered to his generation was to show them a Christianity which was perfectly natural” (George Adam Smith). He died at Tunbridge Wells, 1897.

Publications.—Natural Law in the Spiritual World. Tropical Africa. The Ascent of Man. Baxter’s Second Innings. The Greatest Thing in the World. Posthumous.—The Ideal Life, and Other Addresses. The New Evangelism, and Other Papers. Stones Taken out of the Way. The Life of Henry Drummond, by Professor George Adam Smith.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 17th August, 1851, in Stirling, the son of Henry Drummond and Jane Campbell Blackwood. His father was head of the family business, Seedsmen and Nurserymen, a J.P., President of the Y.M.C.A., and elder in the Free North Church there. His uncle Peter Drummond was head and founder of the Stirling Tract Enterprise.

Education
He attended at first “a ladies’ school” and then the High School of Stirling and finally Morrison’s Academy in Crieff, Perthshire. He matriculated in Edinburgh University in 1861. He enrolled in New College Edinburgh, in 1870. He studied at Tübingen, Germany. Thereafter he postponed his final year of divinity to give himself to the study of natural science and to engage in mission work, and he became closely associated in the mission of Moody and Sankey throughout the British Isles. But he finished his divinity studies in 1876. Later he became both an F.R.S.E. and an F.G.S.

Ministry
He was appointed Lecturer in Natural Science in the Free Church College in Glasgow on 17th September, 1877. In 1879 he declined a call to Rutherglen as colleague and successor of James Munro. He travelled widely out of scientific interest; engaged widely in mission work; and tried to reconcile the evolution of his day with creation. In 1884 his post was upgraded to a Professorship and he was ordained on 4th November, of that year. He spoke on political matters in favour of the Liberal party; and took a particular interest in student work and travelled the world in that connection.

Death
He died on 11th March, 1897, while travelling in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, and he was buried beside his parents in Stirling.

Family
He never married.

Publications
See separate document here.

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DRUMMOND, JAMES

 
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Licensed by the Presbytery of Paisley, 1819. For eight years acted as assistant to Rev. James Adam, minister of Cumbrae. Presented to that charge by the Earl of Glasgow, and ordained as assistant and successor, 1828. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1862.

Publication.—Account of the Parish of Cumbrae in the New St. Acc. v.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1829, Cumbrae, FES, Vol.3, p.191. In the Free Church, he served in Cumbrae, Argyll.

Publication – by him
New Statistical Account, May, 1840, Cumbrae, Vol. 5, Bute, p.69

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: James Drummond, Millport

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DRUMMOND, JAMES

 
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Born at Saline, 1799. Studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained, 1825, at Forgandenny. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. By appointment of the Colonial Committee he took charge of the congregation at Gibraltar, 1854. Married, 1829, Elizabeth Hogg. Became senior minister, 1874. Died, 1885.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1828, Forgandenny, FES, Vol.4, p.210. In the Free Church, he served in Forgandenny, Perthshire.

Publications – by him
New Statistical Account, January, 1843, Forgandenny, Vol.10, p.948
Free Church Pulpit, Vol.2, p.529, The dreadful consequence of being found at last without the wedding-garment
He contributed to the Disruption Manuscripts. His work is used in Thomas Brown’s, Annals of the Disruption – see footnotes 315; 345; 352 and 431. (Note these links take you to the end of the quote.)

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: James Drummond, Forgandenny

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DRUMMOND, JAMES

 
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Born at Forfar, 1822. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained as missionary to Madras, 1850. Married, the same year, Margaret Orr. Ill-health compelled him to return home. Settled at Clackmannan, 1854. Became senior minister, 1893. Died, 1898.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1822 at Doo (or Dove) Hill, Forfar, Angus, the son of Thomas Drummond and Isobel Mungo. Thomas Drummond was a gardener. He managed a nursery at Doo Hillock, Forfar, and then served as a naturalist on an Arctic expedition. He was for a short time curator of the botanical garden of the Belfast, Ireland, Botanic and Horticultural Society. He spent some time in North America and died in Havana, Cuba, in 1835. James Drummond himself was trained as a nurseryman.

Education
He attended Dundee Academy. He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1842 and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-1850.

Marriage
He married Margaret Orr. She was born or baptized on 15th October, 1815, in Greenock, Renfrewshire, the daughter of James Orr, ship owner, and Margaret Connell.

Ministry
On returning from India he was settled in Clackmannan. On 25th July, 1894, Walter Maclean Ure was ordained there as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died in 1898 in Bannockburn, Stirlingshire. Margaret Orr or Drummond died at Ladysmith, Dunblane, Perthshire on 1st February, 1905 (Registration: 1905 348/ 6 Dunblane and Lecropt).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Ramsay Drummond born on 23rd May, 1851, in Greenock, Renfrewshire. He graduated B.A. from Oxford University, England, in 1872. He became a civil servant and amateur botanist in India. He was appointed curator of the herbarium at the Calcutta Royal Botanic Gardens. He worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, England, from 1905. He died in the 1st quarter of 1921 in Brentford, London, England.

(2) Thomas Drummond baptized on 26th May, 1854, in Greenock, Renfrewshire.

(3) Margaret Jane Drummond born on 19th November, 1856, in Clackmannan.

Sources
Bygone; Wiki

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DRYSDALE, JAMES

 
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Born at Fortingall, Perthshire, 1830. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Appointed missionary at Tollcross, Glasgow, 1866. Here he formed a congregation over which he was ordained, 1871. Died, 1892.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1830 in Fortingall, Perthshire, the son of George Drysdale, army pensioner and smith, and Janet McGregor. He was himself a blacksmith journeyman in the 1851 census.

There is an interesting marriage notice in the Scotsman on 23rd April, 1878. He and Dr Mackenzie, Urquhart, officiated in the marriage of Rev. D. W. Kennedy to Margaret Ann Scott, daughter of Mr D. Scott, in Strathpeffer, Ross and Cromarty. And both the officiating ministers were relatives of the bride! The bridegroom is easy to identify: he is David Watts Kennedy, a Free Church minister. But how is the bride related to these two officiating ministers?

She was the daughter of Daniel Scott, school master, and Christina MacBean. Daniel Scott was born about 1812 in Fortingall. His death record shows him to have been the son of Donald Scott and Catherine McGregor (1897 065/ 5 Fodderty) – which at least establishes a McGregor connection.

Christina MacBean was born in Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, about 1817, the daughter of Alexander MacBean, cabinet maker, and Margaret Dingwall (see her death record: 1899 065/ 10 Fodderty). But how is she related to Dr Mackenzie, Urquhart? He is presumably Peter Mackenzie, parish minister of Urquhart from 1844-1891. He and his wife were of ministerial stock and their forebears can be easily traced using the General Index / General Index facility on this web-site. And there is no McBean nor Dingwall visible in their lines. We are still working on this.

Ministry
He was ordained in Tollcross, Glasgow, in 1871 – a congregation established through his efforts over a number of years. The soiree in connection with the ordination was held on 16th February, 1871, when he was presented with a Bible and Psalm Book, and an elegant pulpit gown and appendages.

Death
He died on 19th March, 1892, in Dennistoun, Glasgow, and was buried in Fortingall churchyard. A sale of his goods by auction was conducted at the Tollcross Free Church Manse on 5th May, 1892: “SUPERIOR HOUSE FURNITURE, FINE-TONED AMERICAN ORGAN”.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: James Drysdale

Sources
Glasgow Herald, 21st February, 1871; and 29th April, 1892

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DUDGEON, GEORGE

 
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Born, 1819. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dalbeattie, 1848. Married, 1849, Agnes Stewart Mitchell. Died, 1865.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 28th February, 1819, in Musselburgh, Midlothian, the son of John Dudgeon and Ann Charles.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-46.

Marriage
He married Agnes Stewart Mitchell on 12th October 1849, in Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire. She was baptized on 14th February, 1818, in Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrightshire, the daughter of Matthew Mitchell, farmer, and Anne Clacherty.

Ministry
He was ordained in Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire, in 1848.

Death
He died on 22nd August, 1865, at the Free Church Manse, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire. His death was sudden and an inquest was required. After due examination, his death was attributed to heart disease – a fatal affection of the heart, suddenly established, probably under excitement. But there were reports that this had been brought on by accusations of immorality with a young girl of 17 who had for a time worked in his house. His wife died in 1876 in Grange, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Matthew Dudgeon born about 1854 in Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire. He died in 1886 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(2) Anna Isabella Nicoll Dudgeon born 27th March, 1859, in Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire. She married William MacMillan in 1894 in Newington, Edinburgh. She died in 1940 in Haymarket, Edinburgh.

Sources
The Morning Post, London, England, 25th August, 1865. p.3; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 26th August, 1865; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 26th August, 1865, p.2

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DUFF, ALEXANDER, D.D., LL.D.

 
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Born in the parish of Moulin, Perthshire, 1806. Studied at St. Andrews University, where he attended the first course of lectures by Dr. Chalmers as Professor of Moral Philosophy. Appointed the first missionary of the Church of Scotland to India, 1829. Prostrated by illness, the fervid missionary came home, 1834, and returned to India, 1840. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Having made an extensive tour over India, Dr. Duff again left it, and reached home 1850. Was elected Moderator of General Assembly, 1851. Thereafter visited the European and American Continents. He returned to India at the close of 1855. In 1864 his work in India ceased, and for the remainder of his life he gave himself to work for India and the world as convener of the Foreign Missions Committee of the Free Church, and Professor of Evangelistic Theology. In 1873 the unique honour was conferred upon the retired missionary of a second election to the Moderator’s chair. In 1876 Dr. Duff met with an accident from the effects of which he never recovered. “Alexander Duff was not merely a great Christian warrior who did heroic service in the fighting line. He was also a gifted Christian strategist. His tactical dispositions of the forces of the faith in their assaults on the strongly fortified positions of heathendom were made with singular insight and skill.” (O. S.).

Publications.India and Indian Missions. Missions the Chief End of the Christian Church. The Indian Rebellion. The Jesuits, etc. Posthumous.— Life of Dr. Alexander Duff, D.D., LL.D. By George Smith, C.I.E., LL.D. Recollections of Dr. Duff. By Rev. Lal Behari Day.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1829, Missionary, FES, Vol.7, p.690

Family
He was reputed to have been a relative of James Martin MacPherson.

Publications
See separate document here.

This short piece appeared in The Free Church Monthly, October, 1889, p.305.
 
 

MEMORIAL OF ALEXANDER DUFF, D.D., LL.D

 
On Saturday, 21st September, a national missionary meeting of Christian people of all evangelical Churches was held in the open air on a beautiful knoll near the road from Pitlochrie railway station to Moulin, where our first missionary, Alexander Duff, was born and bred. Led by Principal Sir William Muir and Sir Henry Yule, R.E., a hundred and five friends, chiefly Anglo-Indians, quietly contributed the sum of about £300, to raise a memorial of the illustrious missionary in his native parish. The inscription, drawn by the same skilful pen which wrote that on the Cawnpore Well and Lady Canning’s tomb, tells its own tale, cut in capital letters on the living granite—

DEDICATED BY FRIENDS TO THE MEMORY OF ALEXANDER DUFF, D.D., LL.D.

An Illustrious and Devoted Missionary of Jesus Christ. The first to kindle the light of Higher Christian Education in India, he for half a century consecrated to its advancement all the resources of a singularly ardent nature and commanding genius.
During his whole career he was regarded by the best class of India’s youth
as a trusted guide and friend, and
by the christian church as an able and venerated leader.
He was born at Moulin, near this spot, 25th April 1800.
Ordained as a minister of Christ, 12th August 1829.
Founded at Calcutta, 13th July 1830, the Missionary College which now bears his name.
Died at Sidmouth, 12th February 1878.
“Fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.”—Rom. 12:11.
Erected MDCCCLXXXIX.

The Memorial consists of a Celtic cross in red Peterhead granite, by Messrs. Alexander Macdonald & Co. of Aberdeen, some seventeen feet high. Prominent above the inscription is a tiny bronze medallion of correspondingly colossal size, by Mr. Thomas Beattie, sculptor, showing the apostolic missionary in the strength of his later years, soon after his recovery of health on his final return from India. The Memorial is visible from the railway station and the surrounding, country, except to the north, where it is shadowed by the new parish church of Moulin.

To this most interesting national ceremonial of the uncovering, representatives of all Churches and Missionary Societies in Great Britain were invited; also the ministers and people of all the surrounding churches and villages. Sir William Muir, Dr George Smith, Rev. R.W. Barbour, Sir Francis Outram, President of the Church Missionary Society, and others, addressed the gathering. The Faskally trustees and Mrs. Butter have kindly granted the site of the Memorial for ever.

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DUFF, ROBERT SMITH, D.D. (Glasgow)

 
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Born at Kilmarnock, 1844. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and English Presbyterian College, London. Ordained at Evandale, Tasmania, 1874. Returned home and was settled at St. George’s, Glasgow, 1883. When convener of the Colonial Committee, Dr. Duff was deputed to represent his Church at the Jubilee of the Presbyterian Church, Otago, New Zealand, in March 1898.

Publications.—Pleasant Places. The Song of the Shepherd.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.247; Ward and Prentis, Presbyterian Ministers, p.41. On 15th March, 1883, he was inducted to St. George’s, Glasgow.

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DUGUID, JAMES ELMSLIE

 
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Born at Old Meldrum, 1833. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at New Machar, 1864. Married, 1870, Ann Mitchell.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.425. He was admitted to the Edinburgh Dialectic Society, 16th January, 1858 (see History of the Dialectic Society, p.206). In the Free Church, he served in New Machar, Aberdeenshire.

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DUKE, JOHN

 
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Born at Brechin, 1835. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Wellgate Free Church, Dundee, 1863. Married, 1865, Catherine Jane Stuart. Translated to Campsie Free Church, 1879. Resigned, 1898.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.20 for his son John Alexander Duke. In the Free Church, he served in Wellgate, Dundee; and Campsie, Stirlingshire.

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DUNBAR, ROBERT, M.A.

 
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Born in parish of Ardclach, Nairnshire, 1804. Studied at Aberdeen University. Ordained, 1840, to the mission charge of Pluscarden. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1845, Jane Sutherland. Died, 1859.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1840, Pluscarden, FES, Vol.6, p.397. In the Free Church, he served in Pluscarden, Moray.

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DUNCAN, ARCHIBALD

 
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Born, 1805. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions of 1843. Ordained, 1844, at Orphir, Orkney. Married, 1846, Isabella M’Nicoll. Died, 1872.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1805 in Kingarth, Bute, the son of Alexander Duncan, farmer, and Janet McNicol.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1826.

Marriage
He married Isabella McNicol on 31st March, 1846, in Gorbals, Glasgow; also recorded in Orphir, Orkney. She was baptized on 21st August, 1815, in Greenock, Renfrewshire, the daughter of Alexander McNicol, manufacturer, and Ann Stewart.

Ministry
He served as an assistant to Charles J. Brown, in Glasgow; and to Peter Petrie in Kirkwall. “Archibald Duncan, Kirkwall, Orkney” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in Orphir, Orkney, on 9th May, 1844.

Death
He died on 31st January, 1872, “on the Cullie Road leading from Kirkwall” (Registration: 1872 023/ 3 Orphir). He had left his home to visit a sick person and was found dead in a ditch by the roadside. His wife died in 1890 in Partick, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Ann Still Duncan born on 16th March and baptized on 9th May, 1852, in Orphir, Orkney.

(2) Alexander Robert Duncan born on 4th April, and baptized on 7th May, 1854, in Orphir, Orkney.

(3) Isabella Duncan born on 7th December, 1855, in Orphir, Orkney.

(4) Margaret Lithgow Duncan born on 22nd August, 1857, in Orphir, Orkney. She died in 1927.

(5) James Stewart Duncan born in 1861 in Orphir, Orkney. A James Stewart Duncan died in 1878 in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, born around 1861.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Archibald Duncan

Source
The Dundee Courier & Argus, 10th February, 1872

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DUNCAN, DANIEL MACKINLAY

 
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Born at Rothesay, 1832. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lochend and New Abbey, 1865. Married, the same year, Mary Johnston. Resigned, 1871.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 16th June, 1832, in Rothesay, Bute, the son of John Duncan, merchant, later Superintendent Sailor Home, and Margaret McKinlay.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1847. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1860-61.

Marriage
He married Mary Johnston at the home of the bride, 11 Cathcart Place, Suachiehall Street, Glasgow, on 26th September, 1865 (Registration: 1865 644/6 431 Blythswood). She was born in Glasgow about 1834, the daughter of Charles Johnston, bed maker, and Mary Learmonth.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Greenock in 1864. He was ordained in Lochend and New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 17th August, 1865. He resigned his charge in 1871. Thereafter he was resident in Glasgow, and was an occasional temperance lecturer and preacher. For much of his time in Glasgow he resided at Bellfield Street.

Death
He died on 17th February, 1906, at 166 Bellfield Street, Glasgow. His wife died in Partick, Glasgow, in 1909.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Griffiths Johnston Duncan born on 23rd November, 1866, in New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire. He died in 1937 in Partick, Glasgow.

(2) Robert Duncan born on 23rd April, 1869, in New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire.

(3) Charles Johnston Duncan born on 2nd July, 1870, in New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire.

(4) Mary Learmonth Duncan born on 28th August, 1873, in Anderston, Glasgow. She married John Mather in 1895 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. She died in 1943 in Partick, Glasgow.

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DUNCAN, GEORGE JOHN CRAIG, D.D.

 
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Born, 1807. Son of the following. Ordained assistant and successor at Kirkpatrick-Durham, 1832. Married, 1833, Isabella W. Clark. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to North Shields; and, 1851, to Greenwich: thereafter he was appointed Lecturer on Pastoral Theology in the Theological College of the English Presbyterian Church in London. Resigned, 1861, to become general secretary of the English Presbyterian Church. Died, 1869.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1832, Kirkpatrick Durham, FES, Vol.2, p.286. In the Free Church, he served in Kirkpatrick-Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire. Also 1844, North Shields, FES, Vol.7, p.517.

Family
Duncan Tree.

Publications – by him
The church’s danger, and the church’s duty, a letter to his parishioners, Dumfries, J. M’Diarmid, 1842?
New Statistical Account, March, 1844, Kirkpatrick-Durham, Vol.4, Kirkcudbright, p.256
Memoir of the Rev. Henry Duncan, D.D., Edinburgh, William Oliphant & Sons, 1848

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DUNCAN, HENRY, D.D. (St. Andrews)

 
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Born in 1774, at the manse of Lochrutton. Son of George Duncan, minister of the parish. After studying for two sessions at St. Andrews University, Mr. Duncan became a clerk in a banking firm in Liverpool. In 1793 he resumed his studies for the ministry at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Ordained at Ruthwell, 1799. Married, 1805, Agnes Craig; and, 1836, Mary Gray or Lundie. In 1839 Dr. Duncan was Moderator of the General Assembly. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. In 1810 his practical philanthropy took a form which made his name known over the whole country. In that year the first savings bank was instituted at Ruthwell, and by the indefatigable exertions of its founder, the merits of banks of the kind for popular use were speedily acknowledged by statesmen and philanthropists of all classes. To the antiquarian world Dr. Duncan rendered valued service by his discovery and restoration of the famous Ruthwell Runic Cross. In the field of geology there belongs to him the credit of having brought before geologists the footmarks of quadrupeds on the new red sandstone of Corncockle Muir, near Lochmaben. Few Disruption worthies made such sacrifices as the minister of Ruthwell. His manse, surrounded with garden and grounds which he had laid out with exquisite taste, was one of the finest residences of the kind in Scotland. But he cheerfully left the charming spot and took up his abode in a damp, unwholesome cottage by the highway side. On the appointment of a colleague and successor in 1845, Dr. Duncan removed with his family to Edinburgh; but returning early in the following year to visit his people, he was struck down while holding an evening prayer-meeting in the house of one of his old elders who had remained in the Establishment. He died on 12th February, 1846.

Publications.—The Cottage Fireside. William Douglas; or, The Scottish Exiles. The Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons (4 vols.). Posthumous.—Memoir of Rev. Dr. Duncan, Ruthwell. By Rev. G. J. C. Duncan, his son. Dr. Duncan of Ruthwell. By Mrs. J. R. Hall, his great-granddaughter.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1799, Ruthwell, FES, Vol.2, p.255; FES, Vol.8, p.169; 1839, Moderator, FES, Vol.7, p.444. In the Free Church, he served in Ruthwell, Dumfries-shire.

Family
Lundy and Duncan Trees.

Publications – by him
See separate document here.

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DUNCAN, JAMES

 
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Born in Glasgow, 1802. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall of the Original Secession (Burgher) Church. Ordained at Kincardine, East, 1826. Joined the Church of Scotland in 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to Temple and Carrington. Married, 1829, Margaret Rankine; and, 1846, Charlotte Hardie. Became senior minister, 1877. Died, 1879.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1826, Kincardine, Scott, Annals, p.502; 1825, Kincardine on Forth (Burgher), Scott, Annals, p.378; Scott, Annals, p.502; FES, Vol.4, p.350. In the Free Church, he served in Temple and Carrington, Midlothian.

Publication – by him
The Scottish Pulpit, Vol.5, p.121, The Ministerial Trust

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: James Duncan

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DUNCAN, JAMES GIBB

 
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Born, 1822. Ordained at Gartly, in the district of Strathbogie, 1850. Married, 1851, Frances Naysmith. Died, 1853.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 1st November, 1822, in Aberdeen, the son of James Duncan and Elizabeth Gellan (whose mother’s maiden name was Gibb).

Education
He matriculated at Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1835, and graduated M.A.

Marriage
He married Frances Naysmith on 15th January, 1851, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She was baptized on 25th June, 1827, in Crichton, Midlothian, the daughter of James Naysmith and Frances Dodds.

Ministry
He was ordained in Gartly, Aberdeenshire, on 13th November, 1850.

Death
He died at his mother’s home, 24 Schoolhill, Aberdeen, on 23rd September, 1853. His wife died in 1905 in Grange, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Foote Gibb Duncan baptized on 4th January, 1852, in Gartly, Aberdeenshire. He died in 1864 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(2) Alexander Alison Duncan baptized on 8th May, 1853, in Gartly, Aberdeenshire. He died in 1921 in Canongate, Edinburgh.

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DUNCAN, JAMES PARK, M.A.

 
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Born at Aberdeen, 1856. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Dunnichen, 1885. Married, 1891, Isabella Low.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.401. In the Free Church, he served in Dunnichen, Angus.

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DUNCAN, JAMES W., M.A.

 
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Born in Aberdeenshire. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained at Lassodie, 1900.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.352. In the Free Church, he served in Lassodie, Beath, Fife.

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DUNCAN, JOHN

 
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Born at Kirkcaldy, 1802. He was one of Edward Irving’s pupils. Studied at Edinburgh University. Mr. Duncan laboured as probationer for several years at Houndswood, Berwickshire. He gathered a congregation which was erected into a quoad sacra charge. Ordained there, 1836. Translated, 1837, to Ceres. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to St. Boswells, 1843. Became senior minister, 1861. Died, 1867.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1836, Houndwood, FES, Vol.2, p.50; 1837, Ceres, FES, Vol.5, p.132; FES, Vol.8, p.439. In the Free Church, he served in St. Boswells, Roxburghshire.

Publication – by him
Letter: 23rd December, 1842, to David Laing

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DUNCAN, JOHN, LL.D. (Aberdeen).

 
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Born at Aberdeen in 1796. His father was a shoemaker, his mother the daughter of a farmer and blacksmith, both parents being Seceders. The father, narrow-minded and stern, meant to bring up his son in his own calling; but the mother, who had better things in view, secured his release from manual labour, and he was sent to the Aberdeen Grammar School, whence he worked his way to Marischal College, in the same city, supporting himself the while by teaching. At the outset of his . theological studies he attended the Divinity Hall of the Constitutional Associate Presbytery at Whitburn, but afterwards joined the Church of Scotland, and completed his Divinity course at King’s and Marischal College, Aberdeen. In 1830 he was appointed, without ordination, to the preaching station of Persie Chapel, Perthshire, and in 1831 to a Sabbath Lectureship in Glasgow; finally, on the 28th April, 1836, he was ordained minister of Milton Church, in the Cowcaddens district of the city of Glasgow. In 1837 he married Miss Gaveen, of Aberdeen. She died after a year of married life, and he then married, in 1841, Mrs. Torrance, an officer’s widow. In that same year (1841) Dr. Duncan was loosed from his charge to take up the work of missionary to the Jews on the Continent, specially in Budapest, where Adolph Saphir and Alfred Edersheim (both of whom were afterwards English Presbyterian ministers) came under his influence. He signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission, as “Minister and Missionary”; and by the Glasgow Assembly of 1843 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in the New College, Edinburgh. “The Rabbi,” as his students loved to call him, was a striking figure, which once seen could never be forgotten. “With his long beard and flowing skirts, his lifted finger and glittering eye, his archaic language, and supra-mundane thinking, he looked half-ancient mariner and half-wandering Jew, and wholly a being of another sphere” (A. Taylor Innes). A profound and subtle thinker, he defined his intellectual position as that of a philosophical sceptic who had taken refuge in theology. “Often have we seen,” wrote Professor Davidson, his colleague, “when on some deep question our dimmer minds were filled with struggling feelings that refused to combine or to subside, how he would suddenly shoot some strong thought, like a spark of electric light, into the solution, and straightway the problem fell into order and crystallised in purity.”

Publications.—Posthumous—Colloquia Peripatetica by Professor Knight. Life by Principal David Brown. In the Pulpit and at the Communion Table, edited by Principal Brown. Recollections of the late John Duncan, by the Rev. A. Moody Stuart.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1836, Antiburgher, Student, Scott, Annals, p.541; General, Scott, Annals, p.93; 1836, Milton, Glasgow, FES, Vol.8, p.298; 1841, Missionary, FES, Vol.7, p.715

Publications
See separate document here.

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DUNCAN, THOMAS GRAY

 
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Born at Edinburgh, 1808. Studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained at Kirkintilloch, St. David’s, 1838. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. After the Disruption Mr. Duncan laboured in the Presbytery of Stranraer, and was settled at Lockerbie, 1844. Married, 1845, Mary Dalrymple. Translated to Trinity Church, Newcastle, 1850. Died, 1861.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1838, Kirkintilloch, FES, Vol.3, p.484. He was admitted to the Edinburgh Dialectic Society, 9th December, 1826 (see History of the Dialectic Society, p.176). In the Free Church, he served in St. David’s, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire; and Lockerbie, Dumfries-shire.

Publications – by him

The doctrinal state of the Church of England, in reference to the scheme for erecting ten day-schools in Newcastle, Newcastle, Philipson and Hare, 1854

The present doctrinal state of the Church of England considered in connexion with popular education, a letter to Clement Moody, Vicar of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, London, Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1854

Speech of the Rev. Thomas Duncan of Newcastle, at the Synod of the English Presbyterian Church on the use of instrumental music in public worship: and statement by the Rev. Alexander Munro, D.D., of Manchester, on the same occasion, London, James Nisbet & Co., 1857

Letters on the organ question, with others, Liverpool, Egerton, Smith and Co., 1859

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DUNCAN, WILLIAM WALLACE, M.A.

 
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Born, 1808. Son of Dr. Duncan, Ruthwell. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow, St. Andrews, and Edinburgh. Ordained at Cleish, Kinross-shire, 1836. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1836, Mary Lundie; and, 1842, Rachael B. Hill. Translated to Peebles, 1843. Died, 1864.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1836, Cleish, FES, Vol.5, p.62. In the Free Church, he served in Kelty, Fife; and Peebles.

Family
Lundy; Duncan; and Carstairs Hill Trees.

Publications
See separate document here.

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DUNLOP, JOHN, D.D. (Glasgow)

 
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Born at Fenwick, 1836. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at St. David’s, Dundee, 1870. Married, the same year, Jane Wallace. Appointed Professor in the Theological Hall of the Presbyterian Church of Otago, 1887.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 27th November and baptized on 18th December, 1836, in Fenwick, Ayrshire, the son of James Dunlop, farmer, and Janet Lyon.

Education
He was awarded the D.D. Degree by Glasgow University in 1887.

Marriage
He married Jane Birkmyre Wallace on 20th September, 1870, in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. She was baptized on 26th March, 1843, in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, the daughter of Frances Wallace, customs officer, and Mary Dow Boyd.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Irvine on 7th July, 1869. He was ordained in St. David’s, Dundee, in 1870, as colleague and successor to Charles Nairn. He was nominated to the Chair of History in the Free Church College, Aberdeen, but was not elected to the post. On 9th February, 1887, he laid on the table a letter demitting his charge, in consequence of having been appointed to a chair in the Theological College, Dunedin, New Zealand. On the 27th he preached his farewell sermon from Philippians 4:12: “My God shall supply all your needs.” He was inducted as Professor there on 1st June, 1887. He served as Moderator of the Synod of Otago and Southland, New Zealand, in 1893.

Death
He died on 30th January, 1909, in Dunedin, New Zealand. His wife died there on 30th March, 1926.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Boyd Dunlop born on 15th June, 1871, in Dundee. She died on 3rd September, 1956, in Dunedin, New Zealand.

(2) James Paton Dunlop born on 4th August, 1872, in Dundee. He married Hannah Jane Cowan in 1910 in New Zealand. He died on 18th December, 1960, in Dunedin, New Zealand.

(3) Jessie Lyon Dunlop born on 30th December, 1873, at Panmure Place, Dundee. She died on 10th December, 1952, in Paddington, London, England.

(4) Francis Wallace Dunlop born on 19th July, 1875, in Dundee. He studied in the Theological Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand, and in Jena, Germany. He married Maud Giller on 28th January, 1909, in New Zealand. He was ordained to Knox Presbyterian Church, Invercargill, New Zealand, on 5th January, 1904; was translated to Glebe Church, Sydney – presumably in New South Wales – on 28th February, 1910; and became Professor at Otago University, New Zealand, in 1914. He died on 16th October, 1932, in Tauranga, Dunedin, New Zealand.

(5) John Boyd Dunlop born on 30th October, 1884, in Dundee. He married Ailsa Eleanor Ormond Vallange in 1912 in New Zealand. He died on 29th October, 1973, in Auckland, New Zealand.

Publications – by him
Genuine and spurious Protestantism: a lecture, Dundee, William Kidd, 1880
Memories of gospel triumphs among the Jews during the Victorian era, edited by John Dunlop. London, S.W. Partridge, 1894

Publication – about him
The vacant Chair of Church History in Aberdeen: testimonies in favour of the Rev. John Dunlop M.A., Dundee: William Kidd, 1886

Sources
PCNZ, Ministers’ Register; The Dundee Courier & Argus(Dundee, Scotland), Thursday, January 01, 1874; Aberdeen Weekly Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland), Wednesday, November 17, 1886; The Dundee Courier & Argus (Dundee, Scotland), Monday, February 28, 1887

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DUNLOP, JOHN

 
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Born in County Antrim, 1858. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1888, at North Bute. Married, the same year, Catherine Ross Whyte.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.280. In the Free Church, he served in North Bute, Bute.

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DUNS, JOHN, D.D.

 
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Born in 1818; studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained at Torphichen, Linlithgowshire, in 1844. Appointed Professor of Natural Science in the New College in 1864. Professor Duns devoted to New College the affection and vigilance of a lifetime. He was a magnificent methodiser. The Museum in the New College, but more especially that in connection with the Society of Antiquaries, benefited materially through his genius for arrangement.

Publications.—Science and Christian Thought. Creation according to the Book of Genesis and the Confession of Faith. Biblical and Natural Science. Memoir of Sir James Y. Simpson, Bart.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.576. In the Free Church, he served in Torphichen, West Lothian.

Publications
See separate document here.

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DURRAN, JAMES, M.A.

 
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Born, 1853. Son of the following. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kilmacolm, 1881. Translated, 1884, to Willesden, English Presbyterian Church; and, 1892, to Queen Street, Edinburgh.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.25. In the Free Church, he served in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire.

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DURRAN, JOHN

 
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Born in the parish of Olrig, 1813. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Was employed for some years in teaching in England. Ordained at Bower, Caithness-shire, 1851. Married, 1852, Jane Langlands. Died. 1891.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 5th and baptized on 13th May, 1809, in Olrig, Caithness, the son of James Durran and Margaret Waters.

Education
He attended the parish school of Olrig, Caithness, and Edinburgh University. After a time teaching at a Grammar School in England, he enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-47.

Marriage
He married Jane Langlands on 23rd May, 1852, in Bower, Caithness. She was born about 1821, the daughter of Roger Langlands, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, and Mary Taylor.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 22nd February, 1849. He was called to Bower, Caithness, on 17th September, 1851, and was ordained there on 26th November that year.

Death
He died on 18th January, 1891, in Bower, Caithness. His wife died at the Free Church Manse, Bower on 11th February, 1858 (Registration: 1858 034/ 4 Bower).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Durran born on 11th June and baptized on 1st August, 1853, in Bower, Caithness. He was a Free Church minister – and latterly minister of the English Presbyterian Church in Willesden, London, England.

(2) Alexander Langlands Durran born on 8th December, 1854, and baptized on 2nd April, 1855 in Bower, Caithness. He died there in 1875.

(3) Margaret Waters Durran born on 5th June, 1856, in Bower, Caithness. She died in 1942 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(4) John George Durran born on 18th January, 1858, in Bower, Caithness. He graduated from Aberdeen University M.B., C.M., in 1888. He married Flora Margaret Smith in 1898 in Clova and Cortachy, Angus. They lived in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England. He was a doctor – the Medical Officer of Health, there. He died there in 1913.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: John Durran

Source
Directories

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DURWARD, PETER CALDER, M.A.

 
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Born at St. Cyrus, Kincardineshire, 1861. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Denny, 1890. Married, 1891, Elizabeth Wallace Wright.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.46; PCNZ, Ministers’ Register. In the Free Church, he served in Denny, Stirlingshire.

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DYER, JAMES ALEXANDER, L.R.C.S. & P. (Edinburgh).

 
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Born at Leslie, 1848. Studied at the Medical Mission Institution, Edinburgh. Appointed medical missionary to the Santals, 1875. Married, 1876, Elizabeth M. H. Scott. Ordained at Pachamba, 1886.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.537

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DYKES, DAVID STEELE

 
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Born at Dalry, Ayrshire, 1844. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Gamrie, Banffshire, 1872.

Publication.—Scotland a Hundred Years Ago.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.448. In the Free Church, he served in Gamrie, Banffshire.

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DYKES, JAMES OSWALD, D.D. (Edinburgh)

 
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Born at Port-Glasgow, 1835. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh; also Universities of Heidelberg and Erlangen. Ordained at East Kilbride, 1859. Translated to St. George’s, Edinburgh, 1861. Married, 1863, Helen D. B. Fleming; and, 1871, Agnes Oswald Leckie Campbell. In 1865 the state of his health obliged Dr. Dykes to resign and take a voyage to Australia. There he served the Presbyterian Church in Victoria as theological tutor, editor of the Christian Review and Messenger, and framer of the Declaratory Act enacted by the Presbyterian Church of Victoria in 1867. That year he returned to this country, and was settled in Regent Square, London, 1869. In 1888 he was appointed Professor and Principal in the Theological College of the English Presbyterian Church.

Publications.—Jerusalem to Antioch. Abraham, the Friend of God. Gospel according to St. Paul. The Beatitudes, the Laws and the Relations of the Kingdom to the World. Sermons.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 14th August, and baptized on 7th September, 1835, in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, the son of James Dykes and Mary Pagan.

Education
He attended Dumfries Academy. He graduated B.A. from Edinburgh University on 22nd April, 1853, and M.A. on 22nd April, 1854. He studied at the Universities of Edinburgh, Heidelberg and Erlangen. He was admitted to the Edinburgh Dialectic Society, 16th December, 1854 (see History of the Dialectic Society, p.203). In 1900, he was awarded an honorary M.A. degree from Cambridge University, England. In June 1901, he received an honorary D.D. degree from Glasgow Unversity.

Marriage
He married:

(1) H. Barrie Fleming in 1863 in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire. There is a Helen Drysdale Dykes, née Fleming, who died in Victoria, in 1866, aged 34, the daughter of Andrew Fleming and Rebecca Gardiner. The place of birth is given as Lana (=Lanarkshire?). Helen Fleming was born (or baptised) on 6th October, 1828, in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, the daughter of Barrie Fleming and Rebecca Gardiner. There is clearly some irregularity in these details. Where does the name Barrie come from in the birth record? Her mother’s name in her death record was Rebecca Barrie Fleming or Gardner.

(2) Agnes Oswald Campbell in 1871 in Blythswood, Glasgow. She was born on 18th July and baptized on 14th August, 1836, in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, the daughter of Peter Campbell, joiner, and Jean Dykes.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dumfries on 5th October, 1858. He was ordained in 1859 in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire. On 19th December, 1861, he was translated to St. George’s, Edinburgh, as colleague and successor to Robert Smith Candlish, who died in 1873. After a visit to Australia from 1865-67, he became minister of Regent Square Presbyterian Church, London, England, from 1869-88. He was Principal and Barbour Professor of Divinity of the Theological College of the Presbyterian Church of England, now Westminster College, Cambridge, England, from 1888 to 1907.

Death
He died on 1st January 1912, in Edinburgh. For the possible death of his first wife, see under his first marriage. Agnes Oswald Dykes died in the 2nd quarter of 1902 in Cambridge, England.

Family
He had issue by his second wife including:

(1) James Oswald Dykes born in the 3rd quarter of 1872 in Pancras, London, England. He died there that same quarter.

(2) Campbell Dykes born in the 4th quarter of 1873 in Pancras, London, England.

(3) Mary Pagan Dykes born in the 1st quarter of 1875 in Pancras, London, England. She married James Lumsden Barkway, a son of Alexander Bannerman Barkway.

(4) David Oswald Dykes born in the 3rd quarter of 1876 in Pancras, London, England. He married Lucy E. Waters in the 3rd quarter of 1910 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.

(5) Oswald Chesney Dykes born in the 1st quarter of 1878 in Pancras, London, England. He died in the 4th quarter of 1903 in Rye, on the borders of Kent and Sussex, England.

(6) Arthur Fergus Dykes in the 1st quarter of 1879 in Pancras, London, England. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1948 in Petersfield, on the borders of Sussex and Hampshire, England.

(7) Jane Agnes Dykes born in the 3rd quarter of 1880 in Pancras, London, England. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1882 in Farnham, on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex, England.

Publications
See separate document here.

Source
Wiki

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DYMOCK, JOHN, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Carnoustie, 1841. Son of the following. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, 1869. Married, the same year, Jessie B. Wilson. [Vol. 2 says he left Kemnay 1899.]

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 25th January, 1841, in Barry, Angus, the son of Thomas Dymock, the minister there. Carnoustie was in the parish of Barry. His brother William Dymock was also a Free Church minister.

Education
He attended Perth Academy. He first enrolled in Glasgow University in 1855. He graduated M.A. in 1860. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1861-65.

Marriage
He married Jessie Brunton Wilson on 14th September, 1869, in Leith, Edinburgh. She was baptized on 3rd May, 1846, in South Leith, Edinburgh, the daughter of Andrew Wilson, manager of joint stock bank, and Jessie Boyd.

Ministry
He became assistant to James Fairbairn of Newhaven. He was ordained in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, on 27th August, 1869. Because of ill health he served during a winter at Mentone and at Cannes, France.

Death
He died on 4th February, 1899, in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. His wife died in 1915 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Thomas Frederick Dymock born on 2nd December, 1872, in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. He married Mary Ellen Crosland in the 4th quarter of 1899 in Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He died there in the 2nd quarter of 1937.

(2) Edith Dymock born in 1875 in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. She married John McGregor in 1903 in Morningside, Edinburgh. She died in 1904 in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh.

(3) Arthur Dymock born on 2nd February, 1877, in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. He graduated from Aberdeen University M.A. in 1900. He was an officer in the Royal Artillery. He died in 1941 in Aberdeen.

(4) Eva Dymock born 1879 in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. She married Alexander Monro in 1930 in Haymarket, Edinburgh. She died in 1950 in Haymarket, Edinburgh.

(5) Frances Dymock born in 1881 in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. She died there in 1888.

Publication – by him
Private letter to Rev. John Dymock, Kemnay, Josephine Butler, Switzerland, 1896

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: John Dymock

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DYMOCK, THOMAS, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Kelso, 1804. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Arbroath, 1837. Translated, 1838, to Carnoustie. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1839, Ruth Bentley, daughter of James Bentley, Professor of Oriental Languages, Aberdeen. Translated, 1845, to Perth, Middle. [In Vol. 2 under Carnoustie, it is said that he was translated in 1844.] Became senior minister, 1881. Died, 1888.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1837, Arbroath, FES, Vol.5, p.434. In the Free Church, he served in St. Stephen’s, Carnoustie, Angus.

Family
His sons John Dymock and William Dymock were Free Church ministers.

Publications – by him
Free Church Pulpit, Vol.2, p.241, The dignity and duty of the people of God; Free Church Pulpit, Vol.3, p.314, The cleansing of the temple
The voice of God in a time of war, a discourse preached in the Free Middle Church, Perth, on Wednesday, April 26, 1854, being the day appointed for national humiliation in reference to the present war, Perth, James Dewar & Son, 1854
To the members of the Free Church in Perth, Perth?, 1866?

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Thomas Dymock

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DYMOCK, WILLIAM, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Son of foregoing. Born at Perth, 1850. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at New Aberdour, Aberdeenshire, 1878.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.442. In the Free Church, he served in New Aberdour, Aberdeenshire.

Family
He was the son of Thomas Dymock and the brother of John Dymock.

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