Free Church of Scotland Ministers (1843-1900): M

Ewing – List of Ministers: M

 
Here there is the text of Ewing’s Annals of the Free Church of Scotland, 1843-1900 followed by some Supplementary material. Information about this Supplementary material is available here. Subjects dealt with include Abbreviations, the way place names are recorded: Recording Locations and Publications.
 


MAGOWAN, JOHN
MAILER, THOMAS MAXTON
MAIN, JAMES
MAIN, THOMAS
MAIR, HUGH
MAKELLAR, ANGUS
MAKELLAR, WILLIAM
MALCOLM, JAMES
MALCOLM, WILLIAM
MALTMAN, PETER
MANSON, GEORGE
MANSON, JAMES
MANSON, JOHN
MARR, JOHN LAMB
MARSHALL, ADAM S.
MARSHALL, ALEXANDER
MARSHALL, CHARLES
MARSHALL, GEORGE ALSTON
MARSHALL, JAMES
MARSHALL, THOMAS
MARSHALL, WILLIAM
MARTIN, ALEXANDER, Dunrossness
MARTIN, ALEXANDER, Edinburgh
MARTIN, DONALD JOHN
MARTIN, HUGH
MARTIN, JOHN
MARTIN, SAMUEL
MARTIN, THOMAS
MASON, CHARLES
MASON, PETER
MASSEY, ROBERT MICHIE
MASSON, JAMES
MASTERTON, WILLIAM
MATHER, WILLIAM
MATHESON, ALEXANDER
MATHESON, CHARLES ROSS
MATHESON, DUGALD
MATHESON, DUNCAN
MATHESON, HUGH
MATHESON, JOHN, Ardersier
MATHESON, JOHN, Ecclefechan
MATHESON JOHN, Forgue
MATHESON, MURDO JOHN CLOW
MATHESON, WILLIAM SIMPSON
MATHEWSON, JOHN
MATHIESON, THOMAS
MATTHEW, JAMES
MATTHEWS, WILLIAM
MAXWELL, ADAM
MAXWELL, ALEXANDER
MAXWELL, JAMES
MAXWELL, WILLIAM
MEARNS, DAVID B.
MECHIE, JOHN
MEEK, JAMES
MEIKLEJOHN, WILLIAM
MELDRUM, CHARLES
MELLIS, DAVID BARCLAY
MELLIS, JAMES
MELVILLE, ANDREW, SR
MELVILLE, ANDREW, JR
MENNIE, JOHN
MENZIES, DAVID
MERRYLEES, CHARLES JAMES TENNANT
MESTON, WILLIAM
MEYER, THEODORE JONAS
MICHIE, HENRY ESSON
MILL, WILLIAM ALEXANDER
MILLAR, ANDREW GILMOUR
MILLAR, GEORGE, Perth
MILLAR, GEORGE, Uphall
MILLAR, PETER GIBSON
MILLER ALEXANDER, Buckie
MILLER, ALEXANDER, Kirkmichael
MILLER, ALEXANDER, Banchory
MILLER, ANDREW THOMSON
MILLER, DAVID
MILLER, DONALD
MILLER, EBENEZER
MILLER, EDWARD
MILLER, HUGH
MILLER, JAMES, Eassie
MILLER, JAMES, Eyemouth
MILLER, JOHN, Antrim
MILLER, JOHN, Duns
MILLER, JOHN, Newton on Ayr
MILLER, JOHN, Caldercruix
MILLER, JOHN, Eyemouth
MILLER, JOHN FRAME
MILLER, JOHN HARRY
MILLER, JOHN STEVENS
MILLER, PATRICK LESLIE
MILLER, SAMUEL
MILLER, WILLIAM, Victoria
MILLER, WILLIAM, Madras
MILLER, WILLIAM DOUGLAS
MILLER, WILLIAM DUNCAN
MILLER, WILLIAM JOHN
MILLIGAN, ROBERT
MILLINGEN, ALEXANDER VAN
MILLS, GEORGE
MILNE, ALEXANDER WATSON
MILNE, GEORGE
MILNE, JOHN
MILNE, WILLIAM, Auchterarder
MILNE, WILLIAM, Braco
MILNE, WILLIAM, Kirkcaldy
MILROY, ANDREW
MILROY, WILLIAM
MINTO, PATRICK WOOD
MINTY, GEORGE CUMMING
MITCHELL, ALEXANDER, Kinghorn
MITCHELL, ALEXANDER, Linlithgow
MITCHELL, ALEXANDER S.
MITCHELL, DAVID, Glasgow
MITCHELL, DAVID, Blairdaff
MITCHELL, DAVID, Kirkurd
MITCHELL, DAVID GIBB
MITCHELL, HUGH
MITCHELL, JAMES
MITCHELL, JOHN
MITCHELL JOHN MURRAY
MITCHELL, ROBERT
MITCHELL, ROBERT ALEXANDER
MITCHELL, THOMAS
MITCHELL, WILLIAM CHISHOLM
MITCHELL, WILLIAM KINNAIRD
MITCHELL, WILLIAM LAMB
MOFFAT, WILLIAM, Cairnie
MOFFAT, WILLIAM, Madras
MOFFATT, JAMES
MOIR, ALEXANDER FORBES
MOIR, ALEXANDER FORBES ADAM
MOIR, ALEXANDER HENDERSON
MOIR, CHARLES
MOIR, GEORGE, New Machar
MOIR, HENRY LIDDELL
MOIR, JAMES
MOIR, JOHN STRACHAN [Note: this man’s name is properly “John Moir”.]
MOIR, THOMAS
MOIR, WILLIAM JOHN BONAR
MONCREIFF, SIR HENRY WELLWOOD
MONCUR, WILLIAM RITCHIE
MONRO, ALEXANDER
MONRO, GEORGE
MONTEITH, JAMES
MONTGOMERY, JOHN
MOODY, ANDREW
MORGAN, JOHN
MORISON, JAMES
MORISON, RODERICK
MORRIS, ALEXANDER WILLIAM
MORRIS, ANDREW
MORRISON, DUNCAN
MORRISON, GEORGE HERBERT
MORRISON, HUGH
MORRISON, JAMES, Bermuda
MORRISON, JAMES, Edinkillie
MORRISON, JAMES, Eskdalemuir
MORRISON, JAMES, Corstorphine
MORRISON, JAMES, Deskford
MORRISON, JOHN HUNTER
MORRISON, MURDOCH
MORRISON, NEIL MACLEAN
MORRISON, WILLIAM, Boharm
MORRISON, WILLIAM, Duthil
MOWAT, ALEXANDER GOODSIR
MOWAT, DONALD
MUCKERSIE, JOHN
MUDIE, FRANK
MUIR, ADAM STUART
MUIR, DAVID B.
MUIR, GEORGE
MUIR, JAMES, Cowdenbeath
MUIR, JAMES, Kilbirnie
MUIR, JOHN JAMES
MUIR, JOSEPH
MUIR, WILLIAM
MUIRHEAD, GEORGE
MUIRHEAD, JOHN
MUIRHEAD, LEWIS ANDREW
MUIRHEAD, PATRICK T.
MUNN, ALLAN
MUNNIES, WILLIAM
MUNRO, ALEXANDER
MUNRO, ALEXANDER ROSE
MUNRO, CHRISTOPHER
MUNRO, DANIEL
MUNRO, DANIEL ROSS
MUNRO, DONALD, Reay
MUNRO, DONALD, Urquhart
MUNRO, GEORGE DOUGLAS ROSS
MUNRO, HUGH
MUNRO, JAMES
MUNRO, JAMES IVERACH
MUNRO, JOHN
MUNRO, JOHN MACRAE
MUNRO, MALCOLM NICOLSON
MUNRO, ROBERT
MURCHISON, ALEXANDER
MURDOCH, ALEXANDER GUTHRIE
MURDOCH, ALEXANDER H. BURN
MURDOCH, JAMES
MURDOCH, JOHN
MURDOCH, PATRICK JOHN
MURDOCH, ROBERT
MURRAY, ALEXANDER, Culsalmond
MURRAY, ALEXANDER, Fossoway
MURRAY, ALLAN FULLARTON
MURRAY, COLIN SINCLAIR
MURRAY, DAVID
MURRAY, DONALD
MURRAY, GEORGE
MURRAY, JOHN, Aberdeen
MURRAY, JOHN, Dunbog
MURRAY, JOHN, Clyne
MURRAY, JOHN, Dairsie
MURRAY, JOHN GRAY
MURRAY, THOMAS, Midmar
MURRAY, THOMAS, Maryton
MURRAY, WILLIAM GRAY

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MAGOWAN, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.260
Born at Kilwinning, Ayrshire, 1867. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at East Campbell Street, Glasgow, 1897.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in East Campbell Street, Glasgow. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.211). Thereafter he served in St Andrew’s, Kilmarnock, from 1901 (FUFC, p.142, where a short biography is given). He died in 1916.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MAILER, THOMAS MAXTON

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.260
Born at Dunning, 1858. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Irongray, 1887. Married, the same year, Annie Alston Lockhart.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.105, where a short biography is given). His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.143). He demitted his charge in 1932 and died on 30th July, 1935.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MAIN, JAMES, B.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.260
Born at Burghead. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained missionary of the English Presbyterian Church to China. Returning to this country on account of ill-health, he was settled at Closeburn, Dumfries-shire, 1895. Married a daughter of Dr. James Gibson, Free Church College, Glasgow.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Burghead, Moray, on 14th August, 1855, the son of William Main, white fisher, and Ann Main. He studied at Glasgow University and graduated M.A. in 1877 and B.D. in 1880.

Marriage
He married Isabella Gibson in Kinning Park, Glasgow, in October, 1889. She was born in Glasgow on 17th April 1842, the daughter of James Gibson, a Free Church minister, and Elizabeth Campbell.

Ministry
The Roll of Glasgow University Graduates gives his ministry as: (i) English Presbyterian Missionary to Formosa [1882-1884]; (2) Missionary in connection with Free St. Enoch’s Church, Glasgow; (3) in charge of Free Church Station, Kirkmichael, Dumfries; (4) in charge of Free Church Station, Slains, Aberdeenshire; (5) Minister of the Free Church at Closeburn, Dumfriesshire.

In the Free Church, he served in Closeburn, Dumfries-shire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.101). He retired in 1905. Thereafter he served in Pathstruie from 1913 (FUFC, p.355). He retired in 1928.

Death
His wife died in Morton, Dumfries-shire, on 24th February, 1913.

Publications
Letters from James Main, medical missionary in Formosa [Taiwan] from 1882 to 1884.

CHINA AND FORMOSA, The Story of tbe mission of the Presbyterian Church of England, p.246

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MAIN, THOMAS, D.D. (Glasgow)

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.260
Born at Slamannan, 1816. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Kilmarnock, High, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1850. Williamina Cuninghame. Translated, 1857, to Free St. Mary’s, Edinburgh. Dr. Main acted as convener, both of the Education and Foreign Mission Committees, of the former from 1873, and of the latter from 1878. He was Moderator of the General Assembly in 1880. Dr. Main had opened the General Assembly of 1881 when he was struck down by illness, and died during the sittings of the Assembly.

Publication.—Memoir of Neil Russell, Student. Posthumous.—Memorials of the Life and Ministry of Thomas Main, D.D. By his widow.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1839, Kilmarnock, FES, Vol.3, p.110. In the Free Church, he served in High, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire; and St. Mary’s, Edinburgh.

Family
His sister, Jane Main, married John Ziegler Huie, a Free Church minister.

Publications – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Sites, 21st May, 1846, NRS GD112/51/216
Present peril of the Free Church, Correspondence, reprinted from the Daily review, between Thomas Main, Robert S. Candlish, and Horatius Bonar, Edinburgh?, 1867?
Speech on the union question, in the Free Church Presbytery of Edinburgh, delivered on 26th February, 1868, Edinburgh, Edmonston & Douglas, 1868
The union debate in the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh, 1870?
In memoriam: notices of the Rev. James Henderson, D.D., given in St. Enoch’s Church, on Sabbaths, the 13th and 20th September, 1874, Andrew Melville, A.N. Somerville and Thomas Main, Glasgow, David Bryce and Son, 1874
Report on the Education scheme, May 1878, Free Church of Scotland, Education Committee, Thomas Main, convener, Scotland?, 1878?

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Thomas Main
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 19/7/1881, D.D. of St Mary’s Free Church, Edinburgh, d. 28/05/1881 at 7 Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/208; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/190
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Main or Cunninghame, Williamina, 12/12/1887, 24 Buckingham Terrace, Edinburgh, widow of Rev. Thomas Main, D.D., Minister of St Mary’s Free Church, Edinburgh, d. 21/10/1887 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/262; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/228
Memorials of the life and ministry of Thomas Main, D.D., by his widow, Williamina Main, Edinburgh, 1883
The union question: speech of Sir Henry Wellwood Moncreiff, in the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh, on the 26th of February, 1868, being a reply to Mr. Main and others, Edinburgh, John Maclaren, 1868

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MAIR, HUGH

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.260
Born at Stair, Ayrshire, 1843. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Johnstone, 1873. Married, 1874, Jessie Duncan Maclean. Translated, 1878, to Falkirk; and, 1884, to Wellpark, Glasgow.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Johnstone, Renfrewshire; Falkirk, Stirlingshire; and Wellpark, Glasgow. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.258, where a short biography is given). He retired in 1924. His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.312). He died on 26th April, 1930.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MAKELLAR, ANGUS, D.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.260
Born in the parish of Kilmartin, 1780. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained, 1812, at Carmunnock, near Glasgow. Translated, 1814, to Pencaitland, Haddingtonshire. Married, the same year, Helen Stirling. Was Moderator of Assembly in 1840. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Was Moderator of the Assembly of the Free Church in 1852. Dr. Makellar was chairman of the Board of Missions and Education in the Free Church. On receiving this appointment he was released from his pastoral charge, and removed to Edinburgh. Died, 1859.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1812, Carmunnock, FES, Vol.3, p.380; 1814, Pencaitland, FES, Vol.1, p.387; 1840, Moderator, FES, Vol.7, p.444. In the Free Church, he served in Pencaitland, East Lothian.

Family
His son William Makellar was a Free Church minister.

Publications – by him
A sermon preached in St. Andrew’s Church, Edinburgh, on Tuesday July 16, 1816, Edinburgh, J. Ritchie, 1817
The character and blessedness of those who die in the Lord, two sermons preached in Lady Glanorchy’s Chapel, Edinburgh, on the forenoon and afternoon of Sabbath, March 19, 1837, after the interment of the late Thomas Snell Jones, John Hunter and Angus Makellar, Edinburgh, William Whyte and Company, 1837
New Statistical Account, May, 1839, Pencaitland, Vol.2, Haddington, p.344
Two sermons preached in the New Greyfriars’ Church, Edinburgh, on the forenoon and afternoon of Sabbath, December 9, 1838, after the interment of the Reverend Daniel Wilkie, minister of that parish, Lewis Balfour and Angus Makellar, Edinburgh, John Johnstone, 1838
Circular regarding the encouragement of young men in their studies for the ministry, Free Church of Scotland, Home Mission Committee, signed at end, A. Makellar, Edinburgh, 1844
Union without compromise, A. Makellar, and 7 others, 1852?
He gave evidence before the Committee on Sites (Scotland) – see the Report of this Committee from Question 837 on p.56 of First Report

Publications – about him
Disruption Worthies on this website: Makellar, Angus
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 4/7/1859, residing at No.8 Charlotte Square in Edinburgh, spouse of Helen Stirling, Inventory, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/101; Mutual Disposition with spouse, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/65
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Makellar, Helen Mrs, alias Stirling, 15/9/1859, residing at No.8 Charlotte Square in Edinburgh, relict of Reverend Angus Makellar, d. 27/07/1859 at Moffat, testate, Inventory, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/102; Note of recording of Trust Disposition and Settlement only, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/66; 5/5/1865, Additional Inventory, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/125; 11/7/1887, Inventory, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/258
A letter from the Non-intrusion Committee of Edinburgh requesting assistance from the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in proposing Dr Makellar of Pencaitland as moderator of the General Assembly in 1840, J.G. Wood, Edinburgh?, 1840
Papers of the family of Kirkpatrick of Closeburn, Dumfries-shire: Discharge by the trustees of Mrs Helen Stirling or Makellar, wife of Revd Angus Makellar, DD, as assignees, to Sir James Stewart Menteath, bt, of GD19/287 and 294. Registered GRS, 12 November 1851, 24-25 October, 1851, NRS GD19/372
Robert Foggo, schoolmaster, Answers made by Schoolmasters in Scotland, p.167 [See here Parochial Schools – Queries to which these Answers are a response]
Third Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction: Teinds, Appendix 1, Table 2, p.6

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MAKELLAR, WILLIAM, B.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.260
Born, 1816. Son of foregoing. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843; ordained in the end of that year at Pencaitland. Resigned, 1845. Married, 1849, Margaret M.C. Graham. Died, 1876.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 29th August and baptized on 29th September, 1816, in Pencaitland, East Lothian, the son of Angus Makellar, minister, and Helen Stirling.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1834 and graduated B.A. in 1838.

Marriage
He married Margaret Matilda Cunningham Graham on 5th June, 1849, in Kingarth, Bute. She was born on 28th April, 1821, in Port of Menteith, Perthshire, the daughter of William Cunningham Cunningham Graham, Esq., of Gartmore, Perthshire, and Janet Hunter.

Ministry
“Wm Makellar, Pencaitland, Tranent” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in Pencaitland, East Lothian, on 29th November, 1843. Subsequent to his resignation he became a minister of the Church of Scotland but did not have a charge.

He lived thereafter, first of all, at Ascog Lodge, Kingarth, Bute; and then at 8 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.

He was a noted bibliophile. His library was sold by Sotheby’s and comprised 3136 lots. A considerable portion of the library once belonged to David Laing, the Scottish antiquary. Included in the books for sale were a Gutenberg Bible of 1450-55; various important editions of Burns’ Works; and a first Latin edition of Calvin’s Christianae Religionis Institutio. The sale spread over 11 days and raised a total of £11,119.

Death
He lived in Edinburgh , at 8 Charlotte Square, but died on 5th November, 1896, at Villa St Laurent, Biarritz, France. His wife died on 16th July, 1906, at Cambo-les-Thermes, France.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Thomas Makellar born on 19th July, 1850, in Kingarth, Bute. He married Lizzie Adile Joslin on 19th March, 1884, in London, England. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1897 in Northampton, England.

(2) Cunningham Graham Makellar born about 1851 in Kingarth, Bute. He died on 19th November, 1875, at Aden, of dysentery. He was a Lieutenant in the 25th Regiment.

(3) Jeanette Susan Anna Charlotte Makellar born on 19th March, 1854, in Kingarth, Bute.

(4) Helen Stirling Makellar born on 21st February 1857, in Kingarth, Bute. She married Richard Charles Moore-Smyth on 16th October, 1884, at the British Legation in Brussels, Belgium. She died in 1943 in Lanark.

Publication – by him
The Free Church of Scotland and the Act abolishing patronage, Edinburgh, Johnstone, Hunter, & Co., 1874

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 3/2/1897, 8 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, d. 05/11/1896 at Villa St Laurent, Biarritz, France, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/355; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/294
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Makellar, Margaret Matilda Cunninghame Graham, 31/8/1906, Edinburgh, latterly Villa St Laurent, Biarritz, France, widow of Rev. William Makellar, 8 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, Ascog Lodge, Rothesay, Bute, d. 16/07/1906 at Cambo-les-Thermes, France, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/380; Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/460
Catalogue of the extensive library of valuable books and manuscripts of the late Rev. William Makellar which will be sold by Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge, on Monday, the 7th day of November, 1898, and following day, and on Thursday, November the 10th, and eight following days, London, Dryden, 1898?. See for something similar:here.

Sources
Cracroftspeerage; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 13th December, 1875; Glasgow Herald, 12th October, 1898; The Morning Post, London, England, 21st November, 1898, p.7

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MALCOLM, JAMES, B.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.260
Born at Kilbirnie, 1865. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Glencaple, Dumfries-shire, 1895. Married, the same year, Jane B. Paterson.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, on 21st May, 1865, the son of John Malcolm, teacher, and Elizabeth Black. The family moved to Blairgowrie, Perthshire, when James was about four. He studied at New College, Edinburgh, 1887-1891.

Marriage
He married Jane Brockie Paterson in Stirling in 1895. She was born in Dalkeith, Midlothian, on 31st October, 1866, the daughter of John Paterson, Inspector of Poor, and Joanna Allan.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Glencaple, Dumfries-shire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.105). He resigned in 1907.

Death
He died in New Zealand. His wife died in Caerlaverock, Dumfries-shire, in 1905.

Family
They had issue in Caerlaverock, including:
(1) Joanna Dora Malcolm born in 1897. She died in Inverkip, Renfrewshire, in 1968.

(2) Elizabeth Maria Malcolm born in 1899. She married George Carswell Kelly in Eastwood, Renfrewshire, in 1928. He was a medical practitioner; he died in 1937. She married Edward McCulloch in Pollok, Glasgow, in 1940. She died in Dumfries in 1988.

(3) John Malcolm born in 1901.

(4) Margaret Malcolm born in 1905. She died in Hillhead, Glasgow, in 1916.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MALCOLM, WILLIAM, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.260
Born, 1784. Son of Rev. John Malcolm, Firth and Stenness, Orkney. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen. Ordained assistant and successor to his father, 1806. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1857.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1807, Firth, FES, Vol.7, p.237. In the Free Church, he served in Firth and Stennis, Orkney.

Publication – by him
Breadalbane Muniments: Additional Papers from the Taymouth Estate Office, Letters Accompanying Petitions to Parliament etc., 30th Ma, 1846,y Sites., NRS GD112/74/829

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 11/1/1859, minister of the Free Church in Firth, county of Orkney, d. 01/12/1857, Confirmation of Testament Dative, Kirkwall (Orkney) Sheriff Court, NRS SC11/41/2; Kirkwall (Orkney) Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC11/38/5
Kirkwall Sheriff Court: Processes: William Malcolm FIRTH, Reverend Nature of Action: Summons, removal Defender Details: James Brown, Burnside, Firth, 1832 NRS SC11/5/1832/65; James BROWN, Heddle, Firth Nature of Action: Petition, land encroachment Defender Details: William Malcolm, Reverend, Firth, 1833, NRS SC11/5/1833/173; William MALCOLM, Reverend, minister, Firth & Stenness Nature of Action: Summons, Maills & Duties Defender Details: Thomas Tyrie, junior, Goldigar, Sandwick, 1840, NRS SC11/5/1840/41
New Statistical Account, July, 1841, Firth and Stenness, Vol.15, Orkney, p.67
Joseph Isbister, schoolmaster, Stenness, Answers made by Schoolmasters in Scotland, p.227 [See here Parochial Schools – Queries to which these Answers are a response]
Third Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction: Teinds, Appendix 1, Table 1, p.32
12th and 27th July, 1837, Eighth Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction, p.486 [For the questions which are being answered, see Queries]

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MALTMAN, PETER

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.261
Born at Auchterarder, 1859. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Meigle, 1892. Married, 1894, Annie E. Mackay Campbell.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Meigle, Perthshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.325, where a short biography is given). He died in 1921.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MANSON, GEORGE

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.261
Born in Caithness-shire, 1823. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Slains, 1875. Married, 1888, Sarah Reekie. Retired, 1892.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 16th June and baptized on 7th July, 1824, in Canisbay, Caithness, the son of Thomas Manson, farmer, and Elizabeth Bremner.

He was teacher in the Free Church school in Latheron, Caithness, in 1851.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1861-65.

Marriage
He married Sarah Beekie on 18th October, 1888, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was born on 2nd February, 1859, in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of George Beekie and Ann King.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 5th July, 1865. In the Free Church, he served in Slains, Aberdeenshire.

Death
He died on 17th April, 1897, at 13 Fountainhall Terrace, Aberdeen. His wife died on 11th January, 1924, at 82 Bonaccord Street, Aberdeen. She was then a school teacher.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Annie Elizabeth Manson born on 19th June, 1891, in the Free Church Manse, Collieston, Slains, Aberdeenshire. She died on 31st December, 1969, in Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen.

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 20/5/1897, resided at 13 Forthill Terrace, Aberdeen, sometime Free Church minister, Slains, d. 17/02/1897 at Aberdeen, intestate, spouse is Mrs Sarah Beckie or Manson, Extract Inventory, Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC1/36/131
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Manson or Beekie, Sarah, 4/10/1924, 82 Bonaccord Street, Aberdeen, widow, d. 11/01/1924 at Aberdeen, testate, Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC1/36/194; Aberdeen Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC1/37/145

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MANSON, JAMES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.261
Born at Edinburgh, 1806. Ordained at the Dean Church, Edinburgh, 1842. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1847, Isabella Mowbray. Translated to Duns, 1848. Retired, 1857. He took up his residence at Crossford, on the Clyde, where he fostered a congregation which, ere long, became a sanctioned charge. Died, 1890.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1842, Dean, Edinburgh, FES, Vol.1, p.30. In the Free Church, he served in Dean, Edinburgh; and Duns, Boston Church, Berwickshire.

Publication – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Maynooth endowment, 25th April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/184; Additional Papers from the Taymouth Estate Office, Letters Accompanying Petitions to Parliament etc., 8th April, 1850, Against the hon Mr Wortley’s bill, NRS GD112/74/834

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: James Manson
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 30/7/1890, of The Hut on Clyde, Crossford, Parish of Lesmahagow, d. 23/02/1890 at The Hut on Clyde, testate, Lanark Sheriff Court, NRS SC38/42/2
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Manson or Mowbray, Isabella, 31/3/1880, wife of Rev. James Manson, Hut-on-Clyde, near Lanark, d. 20/03/1879 at Mansion House, Kilmun, testate, Inventory, Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC36/48/91

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MANSON, JOHN, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.261
Born at Old Meldrum, 1806. Studied at the Marischal College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Fyvie, 1829. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1842, Grace E. Pringle. Became senior minister, 1867. Died, 1872.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1829, Fyvie, FES, Vol.6, p.257; ; FES, Vol.8, p.592. In the Free Church, he served in Fyvie, Aberdeenshire.

Family
Lorimer Mellis Blaikie and the William Anderson Trees.

Publications – by him
New Statistical Account, February, 1840, Fyvie, Vol.12, p.315
He contributed to the Parker Manuscripts. His work is used in Thomas Brown’s, Annals of the Disruption – see footnote 202 . (Note these links take you to the end of the quote.)
Lecture on changes physical, ecclesiastical, social and moral in Fyvie parish within the period of his ministry, 1863

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: John Manson
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 24/12/1872, Minister of Free Church Fyvie Residing in Banff, Banff Sheriff Court, NRS SC2/40/26
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Manson or Pringle, Grace Edmondstoune, 6/2/1901, sometime of 123 Warrender Park Road, Edinburgh, latterly of 62 Leamington Terrace there, widow of Rev. John Manson, sometime F.C. Minister, Fyvie, County of Aberdeen, d. 28/11/1900 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/39; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/327
Third Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction: Teinds, Appendix 1, Table 7, p.58
25th September, 1837, Fifth Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction, p.194 [For the questions which are being answered, see Queries]

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MARR, JOHN LAMB

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.261
Born at Lanark, 1829. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cambuslang, 1857. Married, 1859, Robina Kay Bryce. Translated, the same year, to Douglas, Lanarkshire. Died, 1861.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 4th December, 1830, and baptized on 3rd January, 1831, the son of John Marr, writer, and Christian Lamb.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1850-54.

Marriage
He married Robina Kay Bryce on 14th June, 1859, in Lanark. She was born on 11th January, 1830, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, the daughter of John Bryce and Elizabeth Kay.

Ministry
He was ordained in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, on 25th June, 1856; and was later translated to Douglas, Lanarkshire.

Death
He died in 1861 in Lanark. His wife died there on 25th March, 1869.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 30/8/1861, of Douglas, co Lanark, kin of Thomas Lamb Marr, I, Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC36/48/47
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Marr or Bryce, Robina, 1/3/1870, widow of Rev. John Lamb Marr, Minister, Free Church, Douglas, d. 25/03/1869 at Lanark, intestate, I, Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC36/48/63; Eik, Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC36/48/82

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MARSHALL, ADAM S.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.261
Born in Lanarkshire. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1898, at Drumblade, Aberdeenshire.

Supplementary Information
Adam Stewart Marshall

Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.453). Thereafter he served in Bonnethill, Dundee, from 1911 (FUFC, p.381); and in Glendoick and Pitroddie from 1929 (FUFC, p.331, where a short biography is given). His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.423). He demitted his charge in 1938 and died on 22nd April, 1945.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MARSHALL, ALEXANDER, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.261
Born at Bothwell, 1845. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkcudbright, 1874. Married, 1878, Annie Stewart.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Kirkcudbright. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.114, where a short biography is given). He died in 1914.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MARSHALL, CHARLES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.261
Born at Paisley, 1795. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Appointed headmaster of John Watson’s Institution, Edinburgh. While there he attended the Divinity Hall. Ordained at the North Church, Dunfermline, 1841. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1866. Married, 1878, Lilias Bisset. Died, 1882.

Publication.—Lays and Lectures for Scotia’s Daughters of Industry.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1841, Dunfermline, FES, Vol.5, p.38. In the Free Church, he served in North, Dunfermline, Fife.

Publications – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Against grant to College of Maynooth, 27 March, 1845, NRS GD112/51/169; Maynooth, 15th April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/175
Lays and lectures for Scotia’s daughters of industry, London, 1853
Homely words and songs for working men and women, Edinburgh, Thomas Constable and Co., 1856
Licht frae the smiddy o’ Saunders Dinwuddie, Edinburgh, c.1881

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Charles Marshall
Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Men of Fife, Marshall, Charles
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 7/7/1882, 20 Livingstone Place, Edinburgh, d. 16/06/1882 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/215; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/195
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Marshall or Bisset, Lillias, 31/10/1900, 35 Lutton Place, Edinburgh, widow of Rev. Charles Marshall, sometime Minister, Free North Church, Dunfermline, d. 03/10/1900 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/395; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/325

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MARSHALL, GEORGE ALSTON

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.261
Born at Glasgow, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Bewcastle (Cumberland), 1871. Married, the same year, Agnes Marchbank. Translated, 1874, to Greenock, Mount Park. Died, 1881.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 7th January, 1846, in Glasgow, the son of George Marshall, brewery manager, and Jean or Jane Alston.

Education
He attended Glasgow High School. He studied at Glasgow University and the Free Church College, Glasgow.

Marriage
He married Agnes Marchbank on 26th December, 1871, in Edinburgh. She was born on 28th March, 1846, in St. Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the daughter of William Marchbank, warehouseman, and Isabella Smith.

Ministry
Hew was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow, on the 16th June, 1869. He served as assistant to James Stark, Greenock, before being ordained in Bewcastle, Cumberland, England, in 1871. He was called to Mount Park, Greenock, Renfrewshire, on 9th July, 1874.

Death
He died on 17th February, 1881, at Pembroke Lodge, Croydon, London, England, the home of his brother. He was on the way home from Egypt where he had gone seeking improvement in his health. His usual address was 33 Brisbane Street, Greenock. His wife died at 44 Cumlodden Drive, Maryhill, Glasgow, on 28th January, 1920.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) George Marshall born on 1st May, 1873, in Edinburgh.

(2) William Marchbank Marshall born in 1875 in Greenock, Renfrewshire. He worked in the legal profession. In May, 1937, he was awarded a knighthood for political and public services in Scotland.

(3) Isabella Marshall born about 1878 in Greenock, Renfrewshire.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: George Alston Marshall
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 20/4/1881, Minister of Mount Park Free Church, Greenock, residing at 33 Brisbane Street there, d. 17/02/1881 at Croydon, Surrey, intestate, Paisley Sheriff Court,NRS SC58/42/48
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Marshall or Marchbank Agnes, 7/6/1920, 44 Cumlodden Drive, Maryhill, Glasgow, d. 28/01/1920 at Glasgow, testate, Glasgow Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC36/51/187

Sources
The London Gazette, 11th May, 1937, Issue: 34396; p.3076; Glasgow Herald, 25th June, 1874

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MARSHALL, JAMES, B.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.261
Born at Glasgow, 1851. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Houndwood (Grant’s House), 1882. Married, 1885, Sarah D. Cook.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Grant’s House, Berwickshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.71). He died in 1910.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MARSHALL, THOMAS, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.261
Born at Dumbarton, 1865. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Loudoun, Ayrshire, 1891. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Wotherspoon. Translated to Dalziel Church, Motherwell, 1896.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Loudoun, Ayrshire; and Dalziel, Motherwell, Lanarkshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.192, where a short biography is given). His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.335). He became senior minister in 1931. He died on 23rd December, 1954.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MARSHALL, WILLIAM

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.262
Son of Dr. A. Marshall, Kirkintilloch. A licentiate of the United Associate Synod. Ordained at Kirkgate, Leith, 1839. Married, 1844, Janet Pentland. In 1846 father and son took part in a secession from the Synod, which was termed the Calvinistic Secession. In 1848 Mr. Marshall applied for admission to the Original Secession Church, and was received by the Synod of that Church in the following year, along with the congregation adhering to him, which worshipped in Junction Road, Leith. Joined the Free Church in 1852. Translated to Marshall Church, Kirkintilloch, 1856. Died, 1860.

Publications.—Doctrine in the United Secession Church, 1845. Duplicity and Falsehood Exposed; Defence before the United Associate Synod, 1846. Doctrine of Baptism.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 22nd November, 1813, in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, the son of Andrew Marshall, Secession minister, and Agnes Dick.

Education
He studied for the ministry under the Secession Church.

Marriage
He married Janet Pentland on 19th November, 1844, in South Leith, Edinburgh. She was probably born on 4th October, 1824, in South Leith, Edinburgh, the daughter of Young Johnson Pentland, cooper and stave merchant, and Isabella Nichol.

Ministry
He was called by the Secession churches in Duntocher, Leith and Musselburgh, but chose the Leith call and was ordained in the Kirkgate congregation there on 17th January, 1839. The split in the congregation is capable of being described from different perspectives. see the sources below. On the one hand, Small, History, Vol.1, p.499; and on the other hand, Scott, Annals, p.396.

In the Free Church, he served in Trinity, Leith, Edinburgh; and St. Andrew’s, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire.

Death
He died on 13th January, 1860, his death being registered in Glasgow Central. His wife died in 1910 in North Leith, Edinburgh.

Family
He had issue including:

(1) Andrew Marshall born on 23rd September and baptised on 27th October, 1845, in South Leith, Edinburgh. In 1881, he was living with his mother and siblings in Glasgow, a merchant, unmarried.

(2) Isobel Marshall born on 6th March and baptised on 13th April, 1847, in South Leith, Edinburgh.

(3) William Marshall born on 6th August, 1848, in South Leith, Edinburgh.

(4) Agnes Dick Marshall baptised on 5th May, 1850, in South Leith, Edinburgh. In 1878, in Moffat, Dumfries-shire, she married as his first wife William Mitchell Ramsay, the archaeologist and New Testament scholar (see here). She died in 1927. She wrote Everyday Life in Turkey (London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1897) and The Romance of Elisavet (1899).

(5) Henrietta Marshall born on 2nd May, 1852, in Edinburgh.

(6) Jeanette Louisa Marshall born on 13th May, 1855, in Leith, Edinburgh. She died in 1857 in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire.

(7) John Dick Marshall born on 4th March, 1857, in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire. He died in 1863 in Milton, Glasgow.

Publications
See separate document here.

Sources
1839, Kirkgate, Leith (Burgher), Small, History, Vol.1, p.499; Call, Small, History, Vol.1, p.223; Small, History, Vol.1, p.534; Antiburgher, Student, Scott, Annals, p.587; 1845, Leith (United Original Secession), Scott, Annals, p.396; General, Scott, Annals, p.171; General, Scott, Annals, p.194.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MARTIN, ALEXANDER

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.262
Born at Aberdeen, 1827. Studied at Marischal College and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Dunrossness, 1866. Married, 1884, Catherine Cowan Rae. Retired, 1892. [Vol. 2 says he went on in the ministry till 1900.]

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Aberdeen about 1827, the son of William Martin, linen weaver, and Margaret Will. He matriculated in Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1843.

Marriage
He married Catherine Cowan Rae in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, in 1884. She was born in Edinburgh about 1853, the daughter of George Rae, harness maker, and Catherine Seton.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Dunrossness, Shetland. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.522).

Death
He died at Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, on 3rd April, 1912. His wife died in Cathcart, Glasgow, in 1931.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Martin Alexander 17 / 5 / 1912 Rev. 5 Argyll Street, West, Helensburgh, d. 03/04/1912 at Helensburgh, Testate. Dumbarton Sheriff Court NRS SC65/35/1 and NRS SC65/36/10

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MARTIN, ALEXANDER, D.D. (Edinburgh)

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.57
Born at Panbride in 1856. Son of Rev. Dr. Hugh Martin of Panbride, afterwards of Greyfriars’, Edinburgh. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh; was ordained at Morningside, Edinburgh, in 1884, and married, in 1887, Jane Thorburn, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Addis. In 1897 Dr. Martin was appointed Professor of Apologetics and Pastoral Theology in the New College, Edinburgh.

Publications.—The Problem of Apologetic. Winning the Soul, and other Sermons.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Morningside, Edinburgh. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.581, where a short biography is given). He was appointed Principal in 1918. He retired from the Professorship in 1927. He was Moderator of the General Assembly in 1920 and in 1929 (FUFC, pp.569 and 574). His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.773). He became Principal of New College, Edinburgh, in 1929 (FES, Vol.9, p.767). He died on 14th June, 1946.

Family
He was the son of Hugh Martin, a Free Church minister. He married the daughter of Thomas Addis, a Free Church minister. See also Chalmers Burns Guthrie and Bayne Trees.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MARTIN, DONALD JOHN, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.262
Born at Moidart, 1847. Studied at the University of Glasgow and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Stornoway, English charge, 1876. Married, 1882, Margaret Williamina Ross; and, 1887, Letitia Tennant Stuart. Translated, 1897, to Oban, Argyll Square.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in English, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty; and Argyll Square, Oban, Argyll. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.295, where a short biography is given). He died in 1913.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MARTIN, HUGH, D.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.262
Born, 1821. Ordained at Panbride, 1844. Married, 1846, Elizabeth Jane Robertson. Translated, 1858, to Greyfriars’, Edinburgh. Retired, 1863. Died, 1885.

Publications.Headship of Christ and Revival in the Church. Christ’s Presence in the Gospel History. Jonah, his Character and Mission. The Atonement. The Shadow of Calvary. Westminster Doctrine of Inspiration. Sequel to foregoing.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 11th August, 1822, in Aberdeen, the son of Alexander Martin, accountant, and Isabella Gray.

Education
He matriculated in Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1835. He was the Gray Mathematics Bursar in 1838. He was awarded the D.D. degree in 1872. He was under master in Gordon’s Hospital, Aberdeen.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Jane Robertson on 29th August, 1846, in Liff, Benvie and Invergowrie, Angus. She was born about 1829 in Carmylie, Angus, the daughter of William Robertson, Church of Scotland minister, and Dorothea Trail. For some family connections, see the Bayne Tree.

Ministry
He was called to Panbride, Angus, in October, 1844, when he was described as a teacher in Gordon’s Hospital, Aberdeen; and he was translated to Greyfriars’, Edinburgh on 10th June, 1858. On 10th March, 1864, Robert Taylor was inducted as his colleague and successor. He retired to Lasswade, Midlothian. But he was admitted to Montrose Royal Asylum on 15th April, 1878. He was resident there in 1881, while his family lived at 2 Arniston Place, Edinburgh, with his wife as head of the family. Whatever his condition, he still seems to have produced writings from there – for example, Letter to my daughters, on the prophetic office of Christ, was published in Montrose, in 1880

He acted as examiner in Mathematics at Edinburgh University.

Death
He died on 14th June, 1885, probably in Montrose, Angus. His wife died on 17th October, 1895, at 55 Newington Road, Edinburgh (Registration: 1895 685/5 1104 Newington).

Publications
See separate document here.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Dorothea Anne Martin born on 27th January and baptized on 20th February, 1848, in Panbride, Angus. She died in 1907 in Lasswade, Midlothian.

(2) Elizabeth Jane Martin born on 1st November, 1849, in Panbride, Angus. She died in 1927 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(3) Isabella Gray Martin born on 22nd October and baptized on 16th November, 1850, in Panbride, Angus.

(4) Margaret Calpe Martin born on 29th May and baptized on 8th August, 1852, in Panbride, Angus. She died on 28th June, 1869, at Greenhill Cottage, Lasswade, Midlothian.

(5) Catherine Martin born on 15th February and baptized on 19th March, 1854, in Panbride, Angus. She died there the following year.

(6) Mary Raleigh Martin born on 26th October, 1855, in Panbride, Angus. She died in 1911 in Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

(7) Alexander Martin born on 25th November, 1857, in Panbride, Angus. He was a Free Church minister.

(8) Emily Martin born on 4th November, 1865, in Edinburgh. She died in 1925 in Newington, Edinburgh.

Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland), Saturday, October 28, 1843
Glasgow Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), Thursday, July 1, 1869

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MARTIN, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.262
Born at Muthill, 1860. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at St. Paul’s, Glasgow, 1891. Married, 1894, Margaret Gray; and, 1900, Edith Godwin Miller. Translated to Nairn, 1895; and to St. Paul’s, Dundee, 1900.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in St. Paul’s, Glasgow; Nairn and St. Paul’s: Mariners’, Dundee. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.388). Thereafter he served in Callander from 1905 (FUFC, p.308, where a short biography is given). He retired in 1910 and died in 1927.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MARTIN, SAMUEL

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.262
Born at Strathmiglo, 1802. Son of Rev. Dr. Martin, Kirkcaldy. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1825, at Bathgate. Married, 1836, Janet Weir. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Mr. Martin became clerk of his Presbytery some years before the Disruption, and continued to hold that office in the Free Church, in which he was also clerk of the Synod of Lothian and Tweeddale. For several years after the Disruption Mr. Martin carried a great burden of public work. The business arrangements connected with the congregations of his Presbytery devolved largely upon him. Died, 1850.

Publication.—Posthumous.—Memoir of Samuel Martin. By Professor Duns.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1825, Bathgate, FES, Vol.1, p.194; FES, Vol.8, p.37. In the Free Church, he served in Bathgate, West Lothian.

Family
Miller Martin Tree.

Publications – by him
The Responsibility of the Hearers of the Word, sermon on Revelation 3:3 preached after the funeral of J. Martin, Edinburgh, W. Oliphant and Son, 1837
New Statistical Account, April, 1843, Bathgate, Vol.2, Linlithgow, p.149
The Scottish Pulpit, Vol.5, p.205, The Blessedness of those who Die in the Lord
Free Church Pulpit, Vol.3, p.94, And the Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come’, Revelation 22:17
The Scottish Christian Herald, Vol.1, p.667, The Snow Storm in October

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Martin Janet or Jessie, Mrs, alias Weir, 16/4/1864, residing at No.15 Hope Terrace in Edinburgh, widow of the Rev. Samuel Martin, Minister at Bathgate Inventory, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/120; Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/92
Memoir of the late Rev. Samuel Martin, minister of the Free Church, Bathgate, John Duns, Edinburgh, W.P. Kennedy, 1854
James Brown, schoolmaster, Answers made by Schoolmasters in Scotland, p.222 [See here Parochial Schools – Queries to which these Answers are a response]
Third Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction: Teinds, Appendix 1, Table 2, p.2
21st February, 1838, Seventh Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction, p.40 [For the questions which are being answered, see Queries]

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MARTIN, THOMAS

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.262
Born at Shotts, Lanarkshire, 1805. Studied at the Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Strathmiglo, 1829. Married Margaret M’Indoe. Joined the Free Church at the union in 1876. Died, 1879.

Publication.—Catechism on the Principles of the Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FRPCS, p.22; Couper, The R.P. Church, p.108. In the Free Church, he served in North, Strathmiglo, Fife.

Publications – by him
Pastoral duties and the influence of love to Christ in their performance, a sermon preached at the meeting of the Reformed Presbyterian Synod, Glasgow, 12th October, 1840, Glasgow, W. Marshall, 1840
Heaven’s charter, or, The perfect law of liberty, a sermon preached at the opening of the Reformed Presbyterian Synod, Glasgow, 20th August, 1860, Paisley, Alex. Gardner, 1860

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Thomas Martin
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 12/8/1879, Rev., Stewart Lodge, Strathmiglo, d. 25/01/1879 at Strathmiglo, testate, Cupar Sheriff Court, NRS SC20/50/52

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MASON, CHARLES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.262
Born at Cookstown, County Tyrone, 1851. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Portmoak, 1893. Married, 1875, a daughter of James Higerty; and, 1894, Margaret Y. Stewart.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Ireland about 1851.

Marriage
He married, firstly, someone Higerty – probably Bessie Higerty.

He married, secondly, Maggie Young Stewart in Blythswood, Glasgow, in 1894. She was born in Renfrew in 1860, the daughter of Allan Stewart, iron foundry manager, and Eliza Clunie Robertson.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Portmoak and Flockhouse, Kinross-shire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.355). Thereafter he served in Glencraig and Lochore from 1908 (FUFC, p.350).

Death
He died at Lochore, Fife, on 9th January, 1925. Bessie Higerty or Mason died in Govan, Glasgow, in 1877, aged 24, mother’s maiden surname McKean.

Family
He had issue by his second wife, born in Portmoak, including:
(1) Elizabeth Erskine H. Mason born in 1896. She married John Greenlees Gray in Kirkcaldy, Fife, in 1935. He was the son of Donald Gray, a Free Church minister, and Elizabeth W. Greenlees. For his death see Findagrave.

(2) Agnes Aileen Johnstone Mason born in 1900. She died in Glasgow in 1993. She wrote Lochore, A Playground for Fife.

(3) Joanna Isabella Mason born in 1902. She married Christopher D. Jukes in Kirkcaldy, Fife, in 1929. She died in Hull, Yorkshire, in 1938.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Mason Charles 27 / 2 / 1925 Rev. U.F. Church Manse, Glencraig, d. 09/01/1925 at Glencraig, Intestate. Cupar Sheriff Court NRS SC20/50/11

Image: Lochore, A Playground for Fife, by A. Aileen J. Mason, p.2

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MASON, PETER, B.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.263
Licensed by the Presbytery of Kelso, 1850, and ordained for Antigua, West Indies, the same year. Resigned, 1857. Went to New Zealand. Settled at Wellington, and then at Auckland.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1821 in Kelso, Roxburghshire. He may have been the Peter Mason who was baptized there on 15th March, 1821, the son of Robert Mason and Christian Wilson. He worked in a bank before studying for the ministry.

Education
He graduated B.A. from Edinburgh University on 23rd April, 1845. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh 1846-50.

Marriage
He married Isabella Brockie on 25th November, 1850, the marriage being registered both in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, and in Kelso, Roxburghshire. She was from Edinburgh, the daughter of William Brockie.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Kelso in 1850. On 21st October , 1850, he was ordained to the ministry by the Free Presbytery of Kelso and Lauder, having been appointed to the pastoral charge of the congregation at Antigua, West Indies.

He returned from the West Indies on account of his wife’s health.

In New Zealand he served as follows: in Masterton, Wairarapa Presbytery from 14th February, 1859; in Turakina, Wanganui Presbytery, from September, 1859 till 31st December, 1860, when he resigned; and in St James, Auckland, Auckland Presbytery from 5th August,1862, till he resigned on 6th April, 1864.

After retiring from the ministry, he was a teacher and ran the Newton Grammar School for some years.

Death
He died on 14th October, 1891, at his residence in Nelson Street, Auckland, New Zealand.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) R. Mason – a son. At the time of his father’s death he worked for the Auckland Gas Company.

(2) Agnes Mason. She married Herbert Obertai Brown in 1877 in New Zealand.

(3) Walter Anderson Mason born on 28th April, 1857, at 5 Archibald Place, Edinburgh. At the time of his father’s death he worked in the Bank of New Zealand. He was latterly a farmer. He married Isabella Josephine Page in 1908 in New Zealand. He died on 23rd December, 1931, in Kawhia, New Zealand.

Sources
New Zealand Herald, Volume XXVIII, Issue 8698, 15th October, 1891, p.5; www.geni.com/people/Walter-Mason/6000000026750304001; genforum.genealogy.com/scotland/messages/58745.html; PCNZ, Ministers’ Register; The Morning Chronicle London, England, 5th May, 1857

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MASSEY, ROBERT MICHIE, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.263
Born in the parish of Drumblade, 1846. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, 1874. Married, 1878, Annie M’Omish. Died, 1882.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 28th May and baptized on 14th June, 1846, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire, the son of Frederick Massie, farm labourer, and Christian Michie. But the Aberdeen University Roll of Graduates says he was born there on 25th January, 1848.

Education
He attended the parish schools in Drumblade and Forgue, Aberdeenshire, and Aberdeen Grammar School. He studied at Aberdeen University and graduated M.A. in 1869.

Marriage
He married Annie McOmish or Gray on 29th July, 1878, in St George, Edinburgh. She was born about 1840 in Wester Fowlis, the daughter of George McOmish and Catherine Taylor. She was the widow of Daniel Gray whom she had married in 1860.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Turriff on 24th June, 1873. He was ordained in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, in 1874.

Death
He died on 27th February, 1882, at his home, 6 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, and was buried in Grange Cemetery there. His wife thereafter lived at 1 Comiston Place, Edinburgh, and died there on 3rd December, 1906.

Family
There is no sign that they had issue.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Robert M. Massey
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Massey or MacOmish, Ann, 21/1/1907, 1 Comiston Place, Edinburgh, widow, d. 03/12/1906 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/465

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MASSON, JAMES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.263
Born at Fullarton, Kintore, 1837. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Saline, 1867. Married, the same year, Margaret Ross. Translated to Melville Church, Aberdeen, 1875; and to Coupar-Angus, 1884.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Kintore, Aberdeenshire, about 1837, the son of William Masson, day labourer, and Mary Kemp. He studied at New College, Edinburgh, 1882-1886.

Marriage
He married Margaret Ross in Manchester, Lancashire, England, in 1867. She was born in Glasgow about 1840, her mother’s maiden surname being Nasmith.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Saline, Fife; Melville, Aberdeen; and Coupar-Angus, Perthshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.323). He retired in 1898.

Death
He died in St Ninian’s, Stirlingshire, on 15th April, 1904. mms Kemp His wife died in Cambusbarron, Stirling, on 6th April, 1916.

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Masson James 12 / 5 / 1904 Rev. Free Melville Church Congregation, Aberdeen, afterwards 8 Douglas Terrace, Stirling, d. 15/04/1904 at Stirling, Testate. Stirling Sheriff Court NRS SC67/36/129 and NRS SC67/40/5
Masson or Ross Margaret 31 / 5 / 1916, Widow of Rev. James Masson, 8 Douglas Terrace, Stirling, d. 06/04/1916 at Stirling, Testate. Stirling Sheriff Court NRS SC67/36/153 and NRS SC67/40/29

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MASTERTON, WILLIAM

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.263
Born at Larbert, 1816. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Inverkeillor, 1848. Married, 1859, Janet Lumsden. Was for several years clerk of the Presbytery of Arbroath. In 1872 he received from the King of Denmark the order of the Dannebrog, in recognition of the services he rendered to young Danes who were engaged in the study of agriculture in Forfarshire. Became senior minister, 1880. Died, 1895.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 5th January, 1816, in Larbert, Stirlingshire, the son of Alexander Masterton, a blacksmith and an elder in the parish church there, and Helen Honeyman.

Education
He studied at Edinburgh University; he enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-47.

Marriage
He married Janet Lumsden on 26th July, 1859, at Pitcairnfield, Redgorton, Perthshire. She was born on 23rd October, 1823, in Dysart, Fife, the daughter of James Lumsden, merchant, and Margaret Oswald, and the sister of Professor James Lumsden.

Ministry
As a probationer he served in Wolflee, Roxburghshire, and Carmylie, Angus. He was ordained in Inverkeillor, Angus.

Death
He retired in 1880 and moved first to Levenhall, Musselburgh, Midlothian, and then to Dannebrog, 45 Cluny Gardens, Edinburgh, where he died on 3rd July, 1895. He was buried in Morningside Cemetery, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1912 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Lumsden Masterton born on 16th June, 1860, in Inverkeilor, Angus. She married Octavus Emil Adolphus on 14th June, 1882, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. They lived in Denmark. She died on 28th March, 1928.

(2) Robert Alexander Masterton born on 8th February, 1862, in Inverkeilor, Angus. He died on 10th April, 1887 at Sandhurst, Victoria, Australia.

(3) James Masterton born 5th December, 1863, in Inverkeilor, Angus. He married Elizabeth Barton MacIntosh on 3rd June, 1903, in Kingarth, Bute. He died on 6th November, 1942, in Rothesay, Bute, and was buried in the cemetery there.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: William Masterton.
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 20/8/1895, sometime F.C. Minister, Inverkeillor, Forfarshire, afterwards residing at Dannebrog, 45 Cluny Gardens, Edinburgh, K.D., d. 03/07/1895 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/342; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/285

Sources
Themastertons; Wiki; Dundee Courier, 3rd August, 1859; Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 4th June, 1887

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MATHER, WILLIAM, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.263
Born, 1800. Was of English Nonconformist and Scottish Covenanting descent, one of his ancestors being the famous Cotton Mather of New England. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1832, at Stanley Church, then a chapel-of-ease. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1843, Mary Wylie. Became senior minister, 1869. Died, 1877.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1832, Stanley, FES, Vol.4, p.253; MacKelvie, Annals, p.675. In the Free Church, he served in Stanley, Perthshire.

Publication – by him:
He contributed to the Disruption Manuscripts. His work is used in Thomas Brown’s, Annals of the Disruption – see footnotes 178; 237 and 280. (Note these links take you to the end of the quote.)

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: William Mather
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 8/2/1878, Minister, Stanley, Perthshire, d. 25/09/1877 at Stanley, testate, Perth Sheriff Court, NRS SC49/31/107
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Mather or Wylie, Mary, 16/5/1894, Fairmount, Barnhill, Perth, widow of Rev. William Mather, F.C. Minister, Stanley, d. 24/01/1894 at Perth, testate, Perth Sheriff Court, NRS SC49/31/156
Records of Thomson and Baxter, W.S.: case papers in summons of reduction, Rev William Mather, minister at Stanley, v the Commercial Bank of Scotland (concerns piece of ground in parish of Mearns), NRS GD241/11/2
23rd March, 1838, Sixth Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction, p.200 [For the questions which are being answered, see Queries]

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MATHESON, ALEXANDER, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.263
Born at Plockton, 1860. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and English Presbyterian College, London. Ordained at Jarrow-on-Tyne, 1886. Married, in 1888, Mary D. Adamson. Translated, 1894, to Belgrave English Presbyterian Church, London; and, 1898, to Blair Atholl. [Vol. 2 has him in Blair Atholl 1892-1898.]

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 15th June, 1860, in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Roderick Matheson, clothier, and Catherine Matheson.

Marriage
He married Mary Denning Adamson in the third quarter of 1888 in Wirral, Cheshire, England. She was born in the 2nd quarter of 1858 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, the daughter of Robert Adamson, upholsterer, and Mary Ann Martha Blyth.

Ministry
Aberdeen University Roll of Graduates has him in Jarrow from 1886; in Blair Atholl from 1892; and in Belgrave, London, from 1898. On 28th September 1892, he was translated from Jarrow, Northumberland, England, to Blair Atholl and Struan, Perthshire. He declined a call to Saltcoats, Ayrshire, in 1897.

Death
He died on 30th October, 1902, in Chelsea, London, England. His wife died in the 3rd quarter of 1922 in Paddington, London, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Marian Blyth D. Matheson born in the 3rd quarter of 1890 in South Shields, County Durham, England.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MATHESON, CHARLES ROSS, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.263

Born, 1786. Son of Rev. John Matheson, Kilmuir-Easter. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1812, colleague and successor to his father. His father’s health, however, having been restored, Mr. Matheson resigned this charge and became minister of the Gaelic Church in Edinburgh, 1813. On his father’s death, in the following year, he was again presented and called unanimously to Kilmuir-Easter. Married, 1817, Caroline Shaw. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1862. Died, 1866.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1813, Gaelic, Edinburgh, FES, Vol.1, p.31; 1814, Kilmuir Easter, FES, Vol.7, p.59. In the Free Church, he served in Kilmuir-Easter, Ross and Cromarty.

Family
A son of his, John Matheson, was a Free Church minister.

Publication – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Against Maynooth endowment and Sunday travel, 25th April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/184

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Charles Mathieson
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 13/11/1866 Free Church minister at Kilmuir Easter, Inventory; Wills (2), Dingwall Sheriff Court, NRS SC25/44/8
Court of Session: Warrants of the Register of Acts and Decreets: Decreet of adjudication, the Rev Charles Ross Matheson and others v George Mackenzie, July 1832, NRS CS46/1832/7/152
New Statistical Account, December,1838, Kilmuir Easter ,Vol.14, Ross, p.300
Donald Munro, schoolmaster, Answers made by Schoolmasters in Scotland, p.271 [See here Parochial Schools – Queries to which these Answers are a response]
Third Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction: Teinds, Appendix 1, Table 2, p.40

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MATHESON, DUGALD

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.263

Born at Snizort, Skye, 1836. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Duthil (Carrbridge), 1870. Married, 1863, Mary M’Leod. Translated, 1874, to Kiltearn; 1882, to Dundee, Albert Square; and, 1887, to Tarbat. Died, 1900.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1837 in Glenhinnisdal, Snizort, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, the son of Murdo Matheson, crofter, and Janet Maclean.

Marriage
He married Mary McLeod on 13th October, 1864, at Garrabost, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty (Registration: 1864 088/ 10 Stornoway). She was born in 1837 in Melbost, sometimes described as Stornoway, sometimes as Knock, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty, the daughter of Kenneth McLeod, crofter, and Charlotte Murray.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow in 1870. In the Free Church, he served in Duthil (Carrbridge), Inverness-shire; and was translated to Kiltearn, Ross and Cromarty, on 24th November, 1874. On 24th October, 1884, he accepted a call to Albert Square, Dundee, and was translated there on 20th November following. He declined a call to Dores and Bona, Inverness-shire in 1887 but on 11th May, 1887, was translated to Tarbat, Ross and Cromarty, and there he remained though he received a call to Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty, in 1893.

Death
He died on 7th October, 1900, in Tarbat, Ross and Cromarty. His wife died there on 25th January, 1903.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jessie Ann Matheson born 1864 in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty.

(2) Charlotte Jane Matheson born on 12th May, 1866, in Anderston, Glasgow. She died in 1926 in Tarbat, Ross and Cromarty.

(3) Murdo John Clow Matheson born on 2nd April, 1868, in Govan, Glasgow. He became a Free Church minister.

(4) Dolina McLeod Matheson born in 1870 in Partick, Glasgow.

(5) Kenneth McLeod Matheson born on 16th January, 1872, in Duthil with Rothiemurcus, Inverness-shire.

(6) Mary Mcleod Matheson born on 10th July, 1873, in Duthil with Rothiemurcus, Inverness-shire.

(7) Dugalda Matheson born in 1876 in Kiltearn, Ross and Cromarty.

(8) John Roderick Matheson born 1879 in Kiltearn, Ross and Cromarty.

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 18/12/1900, U.F.C. Minister, Tarbat, Portmahomack, d. 07/10/1900 at Portmahomack, testate, Dingwall Sheriff Court, NRS SC25/44/21
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Matheson Mary Macleod or Mathieson, 27/2/1903, widow of Dugald Matheson, U.F. Church, Tarbat, the F.C. Manse, Portmahomack, afterwards Alness, d. 25/01/1903 at Portmahomack, intestate., Dingwall Sheriff Court, NRS SC25/44/22

Sources
Glasgow Herald, 26th November, 1874; Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 21st November, 1882

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MATHESON, DUNCAN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.263
Born at Plockton about 1793. Ordained at Knock, Lewis, 1831. Married, 1832, Annabella MacKenzie. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Gairloch, 1844. Died, 1873.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1831, Knock, FES, Vol.7, p.202. In the Free Church, he served in Knock, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty; and Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty.

Family
His daughter, Annabella Matheson, married Finlay Graham, a Free Church minister.

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

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MATHESON, HUGH, B.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.264
Born at Rogart, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Lybster, 1887. Married, 1897, Sophie Sampson.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Lybster, Caithness. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.507, where a short biography is given). He died in 1922.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MATHESON, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.264
Born, 1808. Son of Rev. Mr. Matheson, Laggan. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Ardersier, 1839. Married, 1840, Grace A. Young. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1848.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1839, Ardersier, FES, Vol.6, p.435. In the Free Church, he served in Ardersier, Inverness-shire.

Publications – by him
New Statistical Account, September, 1841, Ardersier, Vol.14, Inverness, p. 462
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Against Sunday trains & Maynooth endowment, 16th April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/176; Additional Papers from the Taymouth Estate Office, Letters Accompanying Petitions to Parliament etc., 19th May, 1846, Sites, NRS GD112/74/829

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 26/5/1849, Minister of Free Church of Scotland at Ardersier, Inverness Sheriff Court, NRS SC29/44/7

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MATHESON, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.264
Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ecclefechan, 1845. Was sent, 1850, by the Colonial Committee to supply at Gibraltar. Mr. Matheson resigned his charge in Scotland, 1861, and was appointed to Singapore. Resigned, 1866, and died the same year.

Supplementary Information
Background
There is a family Mathieson living in the Free Church Manse in Hoddom (Ecclefechan), Dumfries-shire, in 1851. We take it that these are his family, occupying the Manse while he is in Gibraltar. He was born in Terregles, Kirkcudbrightshire, the son of John Matheson, farmer, and Deborah Ferguson.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-45.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Ecclefechan, Dumfries-shire.

Death
He died in 1866 in Alexandria, Egypt.

Publications – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Sites, 26th May, 1846, NRS GD112/51/218
The starholder in the midst of the candlesticks, a sermon, preached on October 16, 1855, Edinburgh, Johnstone & Hunter, 1855

Source
Buckley, Charles Burton, An anecdotal history of old times in Singapore, p.640

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MATHESON, JOHN, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.264
Born, 1819. Son of Rev. C. R. Matheson, Kilmuir-Easter. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and Divinity Halls, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. He signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843, and sat in the Disruption Assembly as an elder. Ordained, 1843, at Forgue. Married, 1851, Katherine S. Simpson. Translated to Hampstead, London, 1864. Resigned, 1886. Died, 1893.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 3rd September, 1819, in Kilmuir Easter, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Charles Ross Matheson, minister, and Caroline Shaw. His father and grandfather had been ministers in Kilmuir Easter.

Education
He attended his local parish school and Tain Academy, Ross and Cromarty. He matriculated at King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1833 and graduated M.A. in 1837. He studied Divinity there for three years, completing his course by studying one further year at Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married Katharine Stewart Simpson on 5th November, 1851, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire. She was baptized on 26th March, 1825, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the daughter of William Simpson, advocate, and Helen Still.

Ministry
He was licensed by his home Presbytery at the beginning of May, 1843, and he sat as an elder in the first Free Church Assembly. “John Matheson, Kilmuir, Ross-shire” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in December, 1844, in Forgue, Aberdenshire. On 29th April, 1864, his Presbytery agreed to his translation to Trinity Presbyterian Church, Hampstead, London, England. He was Moderator of the English Presbyterian Synod in 1875.

Death
On retirement in 1886 he settled at 71 Morningside Park, Edinburgh. He died on 17th December, 1893, in Newington, Edinburgh. Katherine Stewart Simpson or Matheson died in 1902 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Helen Still Matheson born on 11th and baptized on 26th September, 1852, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire. She died in the 4th quarter of 1877 in Hampstead, London, England.

(2) Caroline Shaw Matheson born on 21st June, 1855, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire. She died in 1946, in Tain, Ross and Cromarty.

(3) Charles Ross Matheson born on 16th September, 1857, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire. He married Margaret Binnie Leitch on 18th October, 1892, in Fulham, London, England. He died in 1922 in Inverness.

(4) William Simpson Matheson born on 16th July, 1859, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire. He became a Free Church minister.

(5) Katharine Stewart Simpson Matheson born on 2nd February, 1863, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire. She died in the 1st quarter of 1875 in Hampstead, London, England.

(6) John Colin Matheson born on 26th April, 1869, in Hampstead, London, England. He married Wilhelmina Jane Waddell Boyd on 13th September, 1892, in Pulborough, Sussex, England. He was in the Royal Engineers and rose to be a Colonel. He died in the 1st quarter of 1837 in Gosport, Hampshire, England.

Publications – by him
Breadalbane Muniments: Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Maynooth grant, 25th April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/184; Maynooth endowment, 6th May, 1845, NRS GD112/51/191; Maynooth grant, 14th May, 1845, NRS GD112/51/193; Sites, 14th May, 1846, NRS GD112/51/211; Additional Papers from the Taymouth Estate Office, Letters Accompanying Petitions to Parliament etc., 24th February, 1854, Against endowment of Roman Catholic chaplains in prisons, NRS GD112/74/837
The Church’s glory, defence, and enlargement, a sermon on Zechariah 2:4-5, Aberdeen, 1860
The well of Bethlehem,a sermon preached on the last Sabbath of the year 1866, London, James Nisbet & Co., 1866
Having a Desire to Depart, sermon in In Memory of James Hamilton, D.D., p.87, 1867
Reminiscences of twenty-one years in the “Kingdom” of Forgue, from 1843 to 1864, Edinburgh, 1893

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: John Matheson
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 9/1/1894, sometime Minister of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Hampstead, London, latterly residing at 71 Morningside Park, Edinburgh, d. 17/12/1893 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/326; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/272
Biographical Notes on Matheson in Kilmuir and Simpson Families, Typescript copies of material incorporated in ‘A history of the Kilmuir Matheson family’ compiled by Katherine Ross Matheson, 1980, NRS GD1/919/1

Sources
Binniefamily; The Aberdeen Journal, 6th April, 1864; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 25th September, 1944, p.3

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MATHESON, MURDO JOHN CLOW

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.264
Born at Partick, 1868. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1893, missionary to South Africa. Stationed in Tembuland. Married, 1897, Ross Ross.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.555, where a short biography is given and where his wife is named as Mina Agnes Main Ross). His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.742). He died on 29th March, 1930.

Family
He was the son of Dugald Matheson, a Free Church minister. He married Ross Ross, the daughter of Richard Ross, a Free Church missionary. His son, Dugald Welsh McLeod Matheson, was a minister of the United Free Church: Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.555.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MATHESON, WILLIAM SIMPSON, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.264
Born at Forgue, 1859. Son of Rev. J. Matheson. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Galashiels, 1885. Married, 1887, Isabella Cochrane Brown.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Galashiels, Selkirkshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.88, where a short biography is given). His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.124). He demitted his charge in 1929 and died on 24th September, 1944.

Family
He was the son of John Matheson.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MATHEWSON, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.264
Born at Dundee, 1842. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Crossford, 1871.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born (or baptized) in Dundee on 13th May, 1841, the son of George Matthewson, weaver, and Ann Andrew.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Crossford, Lanarkshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.198). He retired in 1912.

Death
He died in Longforgan, Perthshire, on 26th August, 1918.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Mathewson John 18 / 1 / 1919 Rev. Crossford House, Mylnefield, Invergowrie, d. 26/08/1918 at Crossford House, Testate. Perth Sheriff Court NRS SC49/31/230; Perth Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC49/32/25

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MATHIESON, THOMAS

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.264
Born at Falkirk, 1850. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kennethmont, 1881. [1882 according to Vol. 2.]

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, about 1850, the son of George Mathieson, examiner of cast iron goods, and Hannah Lawrie (Lowrie).

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.435).

Death
He died in Kennethmont on 27th December, 1920.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Mathieson Thomas 28 / 3 / 1921 Rev. The Manse Aberdeen, d. 27/12/1920 at Aberdeen, Testate. Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories NRS SC1/36/183; Aberdeen Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC1/37/142

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MATTHEW, JAMES, B.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.264
Born at Kirriemuir, 1842. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Haddington, 1873. Married, 1874, Jessie Anderson.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized in Kirriemuir, Angus, on 29th October, 1842, the son of Michah Matthew and Charlotte McHardy. He studied at New College, Edinburgh, 1868-1872.

Marriage
He married Jessie Anderson in St George, Edinburgh, in 1874. She was born in Edinburgh about 1846. Her mother’s maiden name was Skinner. If her parents were Gavin Anderson and Mary Skinner – which is probable but has yet to be confirmed – then she was the sister of Gavin Anderson, a Free Church minister.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Haddington — St. John’s, East Lothian. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.63). He retired in 1909.

Death
He died in Prestonpans, on 8th March, 1916. His wife died in Aberlady, East Lothian, in 1910.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Matthew James 15 / 4 / 1916 Rev. B.D., Haddington, d. 08/03/1916 at Prestonpans, Testate. Haddington Sheriff Court NRS SC40/40/38; Haddington Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC40/43/9

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MATTHEWS, WILLIAM

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.264
Born in Ireland. Studied at the Divinity Hall, Anti-Burgher Original Secession Church. Ordained at Dunning, 1841. Translated, 1843, to Ballylintagh. Joined the Free Church with his congregation, 1852. In 1864 he was transferred to the Irish Presbyterian Church.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1841, Dunning, Antiburgher, Student, Scott, Annals, p.579; 1841, Dunning (Antiburgher), Scott, Annals, p.317; 1843, Ballylintagh, Ireland (Burgher), Scott, Annals, p.263; General, Scott, Annals, p.194. There is a brief mention of him on this web-site here.

Family
For family details see here.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MAXWELL, ADAM

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.264
Born at Dunscore, 1850. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Reformed Presbyterian Divinity Hall. Ordained, 1877, at Galston. Translated, 1883, to Peterhead, South; and, 1888, to Coatbridge, East.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
Couper, The R.P. Church, p.170. In the Free Church, he served in Galston, Ayrshire; South, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire; and East, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.184, where a short biography is given). He retired in 1926. His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.326). He died on 6th May, 1933.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MAXWELL, ALEXANDER

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.265
Born at Edinburgh, 1825. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kettle, etc., 1860. Married, 1861, Caroline A. Dalgleish; and, 1881, Jessie H. Bishop. In 1879 Mr. Maxwell accepted an appointment to Australia, where he died, 1884.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1825 in Edinburgh, the son of Robert Maxwell and Margaret Gordon.

He was working as an apprentice hosier in 1841.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1850-55.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Caroline Adelaide Dalgleish on 14th August, 1861, at the bride’s home, 8 Roseville, Cupar, Fife. She was born on 24th April and baptized on 5th June, 1838, in Creich, Fife, the daughter of Archibald O. Dalgleish, army captain, and Margaret Magdeline Raitt.

(2) Jessie Henderson Bishop in 1881 in Victoria. She was born on 8th June, 1851, in Ferry Port on Craig, Fife, the daughter of David Bishop and Christina Anderson.

Ministry
He was minister in Kettle and Cults, Fife, 1860-1879. He served for a time as Synod Clark. In the Presbyterian Church of Victoria he was minister in Barrabool Hills – Winchelsea from 14th March, 1881, till his death.

Death
He died in August, 1884, in Victoria. His first wife died in 1873 in Kettle, Fife. His second wife died in 1929 in Newtown, Victoria.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) Margaret Dalgleish Maxwell born on 7th December, 1862, in Kettle, Fife.

(2) Robert Gordon Maxwell born on 2nd March, 1864, at the Free Church Manse, Kettle, Fife. He died in 1931 in Victoria.

(3) Archibald Ogilvy Dalgleish Maxwell born on 8th June, 1865, at the Free Church Manse, Kettle, Fife. He died in 1951 in Swan, Western Australia.

(4) George Maxwell born on 29th April, 1867, in Kettle, Fife.

(5) Jane Playfair Maxwell born on 16th November, 1868, in Kettle, Fife. She married William Potter Stirling in 1912 in Victoria. She died in 1949 in Victoria.

(6) Caroline Mary Maxwell born on 10th January, 1870, in Kettle, Fife. She died in 1920 in Victoria.

(7) Mary Margaret Gordon Maxwell born on 30th March, 1871, in Kettle, Fife. She lived in Kooyong, Victoria. She died in 1957 in Victoria.

(8) Adelaide Dalgleish Maxwell born on 6th June, 1873, in Kettle, Fife. She married Lieutenant Stanley John Richardson from Geelong, on 3rd April, 1907, in the Presbyterian Church, in Geelong, Victoria. She died in 1944 in Victoria.

And by his second wife:

(9) Alexander Henry Maxwell born in 1882 in Victoria. He died in 1968 in Victoria.

Sources
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria), 1st May, 1907, p.1; Hamilton, A Jubilee History, p.445; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 4th March, 1864; 9th October, 1872; The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 10th June, 1865

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MAXWELL, JAMES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.265
Born, 1817. Ordained at Denny, 1843. Translated, 1848, to Kilmaurs. Died, 1885.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 10th July, 1814, the son of William Maxwell and Agnes Black. He is variously described as being from Thornhill or Kincardine, Perthshire, or Kincardine by Doune. This is explained by the fact that Thornhill is a village in the detached section of Kincardine parish in Perthshire, 4 miles from Doune.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1830.

Marriage
He married Agnes Wyse on 24th April, 1849, at Lower Pleasance, Falkirk, Stirlingshire. She was born on 9th April and baptized on 3rd May, 1818, in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, the daughter of James Wyse, canal and railway contractor, and Agnes Roberts.

Ministry
He was ordained in Denny, Stirlingshire, on 28th September, 1843, as colleague to John Dempster; and was translated to Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, in 1848. A few months before his death an assistant had been appointed for him.

Death
He died somewhat suddenly on 21st December, 1885, at the Free Church Manse, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire. His wife died in the 4th quarter of 1904 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Agnes Roberts Maxwell born about 1850 in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire. She married Archibald Wilson there in 1874. She died in the 1st quarter of 1925 in Manchester South, Lancashire, England.

(2) Margaret C. Maxwell born about 1852 in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire.

(3) James Wyse Maxwell born about 1854 in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire. He married Helena Wallace Forsyth in the 3rd quarter of 1893 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He was a mercantile clerk. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1940 in Hendon, London, England.

(4) George Drummond Maxwell born on 19th April, 1856, in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire. He died there in 1859.

(5) Mary Jane Maxwell born on 2nd May, 1858, in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire.

(6) Charles Forbes Maxwell born on 21st November, 1862, in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire. He married Eugenia Hermann on 11th July, 1893, in India. She was the widow of Charles Robert Rosner. He died in Rangoon, Burma, in 1939.

Publication – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Maynooth grant, 24th April, 1845 NRS GD112/51/183; Sites, 3rd June, 1846, NRS GD112/51/219

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 6/5/1886, F.C. Minister, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, d. 21/12/1885 at Kilmaurs, testate, Will, Ayr Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC6/46/18; 17/5/1886 Ayr Sheriff Court, NRS SC6/44/47

Sources
Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 7th October, 1843; Dundee Courier, 2nd May, 1849; Glasgow Herald, 23rd December, 1885

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MAXWELL, WILLIAM

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.265
Born, 1822. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Logiealmond, 1854. Married, 1855, Mary J. N. MacPherson. Translated to Halifax, N.S., 1863.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 11th July, 1823, in Carmylie, Angus, the son of David Maxwell, farmer, and Helen Gray.

Education
He matriculated in King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1843, when he was said to be from Dunnichen. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1847-49.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Mary Jane Nicoll MacPherson on 22nd November, 1855, in Kirriemuir, Angus (Registration: 1855 299/ 33 Kirriemuir). She was born on 5th November, 1827, in Kirriemuir, Angus, the daughter of Duncan MacPherson, draper, and Mary Grant.

(2) Eliza Helen Henderson in 1882 in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada. She was born on 8th November, 1846, in Prince Edward Island, Canada. She was formerly married to someone MacRae.

Ministry
He was ordained in Logiealmond, Perthshire. Thereafter he ministered in Pictou, Nova Scotia.

Death
He is said to have died on 14 th August, 1907, in Pictou, Nova Scotia.

Family
He had issue by his first wife including:

(1) Mary McKinlay Maxwell born on 24th September, 1856, in Logiealmond, Perthshire.

(2) William John Maxwell born on 22nd October, 1857, in Logiealmond, Perthshire. He married Harriet Gordon on 17th April, 1879, in Canada. She was born on 14th March, 1851.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MEARNS, DAVID B.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.265
Born in Kincardineshire, 1849. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Irongray, 1880. Married, 1881, Christina R. Campbell. Died, 1886.

Supplementary Information
David Blues Mearns

Background
He was born on 28th November and baptized on 15th December, 1850, in Benholm, Kincardineshire, the son of David Mearns, ship master, and Eliza Robertson.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1874-77.

Marriage
He married Christina Robertson Campbell on 14th October, 1881, at Port Bannatyne, Bute, She was born on 24th October, 1853, in Saddell and Skipness, Argyll, the daughter of Alexander Campbell, minister, and Anna Auld. For Alexander Campbell see FES, Vol.4, p.65

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Chanonry on 4th May, 1880. He was assistant to David Thorburn, Leith, before being called to Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 17th August, 1880.

Death
On 18th October, 1884, he was admitted to the Inverness District Lunatic Asylum. On 10th February, 1885, he was admitted to Gartnavel Royal Asylum, On 21st July, 1885, he was admitted to Crichton Royal Asylum, Dumfries where he died on 15th June, 1886. His wife died in 1941 in North Bute.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Annie Eliza Mearns born in 1882 in Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire. She probably married John Middleton in 1914 in Rothesay, Bute.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 9/9/1886, F.C. Minister, Parish of Irongray, d. 15/06/1886 at the Crichton Royal Institution, Dumfries, intestate, Kirkcudbright Sheriff Court, NRS SC16/41/40
Mental Health Records: Inverness District Lunatic Asylum, NRS MC7/5 p. 516 and NRS MC2/307; Gartnavel Royal Asylum, NRS MC7/6 p. 30 and NRS MC2/311; Crichton Royal Asylum, Dumfries, NRS MC7/6 p. 86 and NRS MC2/316

Source
The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 21st October, 1881, p.2

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MECHIE, JOHN, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.265
Born at Perth. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Bank, New Cumnock, 1896. Married, 1898, Lizzie Bruce.

Supplementary Information
Background
John Mechie was born in Perth in 1867, the son of James Mechie, shoemaker, and Robina S. McDonald. He studied at New College, Edinburgh, 1888-1890.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth (Lizzie) Eadie Bruce in Perth in 1898. She was born there in 1869, the daughter of George Bruce, glazier, and Jeanie Morrison.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Bank, New Cumnock, Ayrshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.130). Thereafter he served in Newtyle from 1923 (FUFC, p.326). His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.530). He died on 20th February, 1938.

Death
He died in Newtyle, Angus, on 20th February, 1938, and was buried in the Cemetery there (Findagrave). His wife died there on 30th October, 1943.

Family
They had issue in New Cumnock, including:
(1) Robert McDonald Mechie born in 1899. He married Janet Swarbrick. He died on 22nd July, 1972, and is commemorated in Newtyle (Findagrave).

(2) George Mechie born in 1902. He was a merchant seaman. He married Helen. Perhaps this was Helen Scott Ganly, Durie or Lyon, married in Edinburgh in 1941. He died on 23rd February, 1942, and is commemorated on Towerhill Memorial (Findagrave).

(3) James Mechie born in 1905. He died in Old Cumnock in 1907.

(4) Jane Bruce Mechie born in 1907. She married James Fenwick in Newtyle in 1932. She died on 6th July, 1956, and is commemorated in Newtyle (Findagrave).

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MEEK, JAMES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.265
Born, 1800. Studied at the Divinity Hall, Original Secession Church. Ordained at Carnoustie, 1828. Married, 1836, Margaret Wallace. Joined the Free Church, 1852. Died, 1859.

Publication.—Scripture Emblems.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptised in Marykirk, Kincardine, on 17th April, 1800, the son of David Meek and Elizabeth Ferguson. His father was a Secession minister.

Education
He was a classical scholar and at one stage was assistant to Rector Pillans in the Edinburgh High School. He entered the Secession Divinity Hall under Professor Paxton in 1818. He was licensed by the Perth Presbytery of the Synod of Protestors in 1821.

Marriage
His marriage to Margaret Wallace was recorded both in St Vigeans, Angus, and in Barry, Angus, in October, 1836. She was baptised in St Vigeans, Angus, on 4th March, 1803, the daughter of William Wallace and Isabel Davidson.

Ministry
He was ordained to the Secession Church in Carnoustie, Angus, in 1828. He entered the United Original Secession Church in 1842 along with his congregation and ten years later he entered the Free Church. In the Free Church, he served in Second Charge, Carnoustie, Angus.

Death
He died on 18th June, 1859 in Barry, Angus. His wife died in 1866 in St George, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) David Meek born on 23rd July and baptised on 1st August, 1839, in Barry, Angus.

(2) Eliza Meek on 1st December, 1841 in Barry, Angus. She married William Esson in 1872 in St George, Edinburgh. They lived in Headington, Oxfordshire, England. She died there in the 4th quarter of 1893.

Sources
Antiburgher, Student, Scott, Annals, p.559; 1828, Carnoustie (Constitutional), Scott, Annals, p.286; General, Scott, Annals, p.172; General, Scott, Annals, p.193; General, Scott, Annals, p.108. He was from Muirtown, where his father was minister (MacKelvie, Annals, p.663).

Publication – by him
Scripture emblems; or, Gleanings in the field of sacred imagery, Edinburgh, 1850

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 12/12/1859, Minister of the Gospel at Carnoustie, Dundee Sheriff Court, NRS SC45/31/15
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Meek Margaret alias Wallace, Mrs, 27/8/1866, residing in Carnoustie, relict of Reverend James Meek, Dundee Sheriff Court, NRS SC45/31/20
6th December, 1837, Sixth Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction, p.72 [For the questions which are being answered, see Queries]

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MEIKLEJOHN, WILLIAM, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.265
Born in Caithness, 1839. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at South Kingarth, 1871. Married, 1875, Ann Paterson, and, 1883, Isabella M. Guthrie. Died, 1885.

Supplementary Information
Background
Some sources say that he was born on 3rd September and baptized on 14th October, 1839, in Thurso, Caithness, the son of John Meiklejohn, meal dealer, and Mary Manson. But according to his marriage record he was the son of William Meiklejohn, pavement merchant, and Anne Robertson. He was born about November, 1840, in Halkirk, Caithness,

Education
He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1863. He was admitted to the Edinburgh Dialectic Society, 21st November, 1863 (see History of the Dialectic Society, p.215). He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1863-67.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Annie Paterson on 16th September 1875, at Culverine, Rothesay, Bute. She was born (or baptised) on 20th December, 1841, in Campbeltown, Argyll, the daughter of James Paterson, distiller, and Mary Taylor.

(2) Isabella Merrilees Guthrie in 1883 in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She was born on 19th August, 1850, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the daughter of David Ferguson Guthrie, furniture broker, and Isabella Merrylees.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh, on 31st July, 1867. Later that year he was ordained in Kilchattan Bay – Kingarth, South, Bute, as their first minister.

Death
He died on 5th June, 1885, in South Kingarth, Bute. Ann Paterson or Meiklejohn died there in 1880. Isabella Guthrie or Meiklejohn died there in 1924.

Family
He had issue including:

(1) James Paterson Meiklejohn born in 1876 in Kingarth, Bute. He married Elizabeth Williamson in 1912 in Hillhead, Glasgow. He died on 2nd November, 1954, in East Glamorgan, Glamorganshire, Wales.

(2) William Roberts Meiklejohn born in 1878 in Kingarth, Bute. He died there in 1885.

(3) Annie Paterson Meiklejohn born about 1880 in Kingarth, Bute. She married William Inglis in 1909 in East Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire. She died in 1966 in Glasgow.

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 26/6/1886, F.C. Minister, South Kingarth, Island and County of Bute, d. 05/06/1885 at South Kingarth, intestate, Inventory, Rothesay Sheriff Court, NRS SC8/35/20

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MELDRUM, CHARLES, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.265
Born in Banffshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Birsay, Orkney, 1896. Married, 1897, Nellie Adam.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Birsay, Orkney. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.512, where a short biography is given). He retired in 1919. His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.701). He died on 29th December, 1938.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MELLIS, DAVID BARCLAY

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.265
Born at Newhall, 1800. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1830, for Douglas, Isle of Man. Resigned, 1834. Settled at Tealing, Forfarshire, 1835. Married, 1842, Mary Campbell. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1861.

Publications.The Christian Home. Notes on the 101st Psalm.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
Paris, FES, Vol.7, p.536; 1830, Isle of Man, FES, Vol.7, p.524; 1835, Tealing, FES, Vol.5, p.372; FES, Vol.8, p.496. In the Free Church, he served in Tealing, Angus.

Family
Lorimer Mellis Blaikie Tree.

Publications – by him
The Scottish Christian Herald, Vol.3, p.713, Urgent Necessity for Secret Prayer on the part of the Ministers of Christ
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Against Maynooth grant, 30th April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/188; Sites, 7th June 1846, NRS GD112/51/220; Additional Papers from the Taymouth Estate Office, Letters Accompanying Petitions to Parliament etc., 15th April, 1850, Against sabbath labour in the Post Office, NRS GD112/74/834
The Christian home, or, Notes on the hundred and first Psalm, with preface by Islay Burns, Edinburgh, Andrew Elliot, 1872

Publications – about him
New Statistical Account, September, 1836, Tealing, Vol.11, Forfar, p.378
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 19/8/1861, Minister of the Free Church Congregationat Tealing, Dundee Sheriff Court, NRS SC45/31/16
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Mellis or Campbell, Mary, 18/2/1893, 43 Lauder Road, Grange, Edinburgh, widow of Rev. David Barclay Mellis, sometime Minister, Parish of Tealing, County of Forfar, thereafter F.C. Minister there, d. 27/11/1892 at Edinburgh, intestate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/316
Court of Session: Warrants of the Register of Acts and Decreets: Act and decree appointing Patrick Heron Watson and others to be trustees on the trust estate created by the contract of marriage between the deceased Rev David Barclay Mellis and Mrs Mary Campbell or Mellis and granting warrant to Complete a title, July 1881, NRS CS46/1881/7/149
Crichton-Miller family papers: Photographs of members of the Lorimer family, 1859, Rev D B Mellis minister of Free Church, Tealing, photograph by Valentine, Dundee, endorsed ‘carte taken for presbytery group in 1859’, NRS GD1/1285/44
James Glass, schoolmaster, Balgray, Answers made by Schoolmasters in Scotland, p.161 [See here Parochial Schools – Queries to which these Answers are a response]
Third Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction: Teinds, Appendix 1, Table 2, p.28

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MELLIS, JAMES, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.265
Born 1843. Son of the preceding. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Carnbee, Fife, 1869. Married, 1872, Jane A. Roxburgh. Translated to Southport, 1879.

Publications.The Christian Church in her First Conflict with an Earthly Court. The Changeless Christ. The Corn Field of our Life.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 12th June and baptized on 2nd July, 1843, in Tealing, Angus, the son of David Barclay Mellis, minister, and Mary Campbell. For some family connections, see the Lorimer Mellis Blaikie Tree.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1863. He was admitted to the Edinburgh Dialectic Society, 15th November, 1862 (see History of the Dialectic Society, p.214). He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh,1863-67.

Marriage
He married Jane Ann Roxburgh on 10th January, 1872, in Blythswood, Glasgow. She was born on 7th January and baptized on 22nd February, 1846, in Dundee, the daughter of John Roxburgh, minister, and Catharine Gray.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh, on 31st July, 1867. In the Free Church, he served in Carnbee, Fife. On 7th May, 1879, his Presbytery agreed to his translation to St George’s English Presbyterian Church, Southport, Lancashire, and he was duly inducted there on 5th June, 1879. He was Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of England in 1911.

Death
He probably died in the 3rd quarter of 1925 in Bucklow, Cheshire, England. His wife probably died in the 3rd quarter of 1937 in South Manchester, Lancashire, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Katherine Gray Mellis born in 1873 in Carnbee, Fife. She married Philip Thomson Gilchrist in the 2nd quarter of 1910 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. He was an artist. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1932 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.

(2) David Barclay Mellis born in 1875 in Carnbee, Fife. He married Anne Ross Sutherland in the 4th quarter of 1902 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. He died in the 1st quarter of 1951, in Conway, Caernarvonshire, Wales.

(3) Mary Helen Campbell Mellis born on 22nd July, 1879, in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1970 in Manchester, Lancashire, England.

(4) Anne Roxburgh Mellis born in the 3rd quarter of 1881 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. She died there the following quarter.

(5) Constance Elizabeth Mellis born in the 1st quarter of 1885 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. She died there in the 2nd quarter of 1887.

Publications – by him
The changeless Christ, a sermon preached at Elie, 12th March 1882, after the death of the Rev. Walter Wood, M.A., Edinburgh, Andrew Elliot, 1882
Veterans from the front: our church’s debt to them, a sermon preached in support of the claims of the Aged and Infirm Ministers’ Fund of the Presbyterian Church of England, London, 1915
Talks and tales, Greenock, James M’Kelvie, 1919
Quiet reflections, Edinburgh, Turnbull & Spears, 1924
From my study: reflections and recollections, London, Arthur H. Stockwell, 1924?

Publications – about them
Crichton-Miller family papers: Photographs of members of the Lorimer family, c.1870, Rev James Mellis, son of Rev D B Mellis, photograph by J Moffat, 103 Princes Street, Edinburgh; 1872 Feb., Mrs Mellis, photograph by J Moffat, 103 Princes Street, Edinburgh, NRS GD1/1285/44

Sources
Liverpool Mercury, Lancashire, England, 13th May, 1879; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 22nd March, 1911, p.9

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MELVILLE, ANDREW

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.265
Born in Fife, 1775. Studied at the University, St. Andrews. Ordained at Logie, 1803. Married, the same year, Jane Duncan; and, 1810, Ann Gordon. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. He ordained Dr. Chalmers at Kilmany the year in which he himself was ordained at Logie. Died, 1848.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1803, Logie, FES, Vol.5, p.164. In the Free Church, he served in Logie and Gauldry, Fife.

Family
Thomson Tree.

Publication – by him
New Statistical Account, February, 1843, Logie, Vol.9, p.426

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 24/9/1849, minister of the Gospel of the Free Church of Scotland at Logie, Cupar Sheriff Court, NRS SC20/50/20
Third Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction: Teinds, Appendix 1, Table 2, p.24 and Appendix 2, p.15

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MELVILLE, ANDREW, D.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.266
Born, 1839. Son of Rev. A. Melville, Falkirk, and grandson of Rev. A. Melville, Logie. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Alva, 1865. Married, the same year, Janet M. Thomson. Translated, 1869, to St. Enoch’s, Glasgow. Dr. Melville was for fifteen years clerk of Glasgow Presbytery. In 1884 he became one of the principal clerks of Assembly, and in 1889 was appointed secretary of the Sustentation Fund Committee.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
He was admitted to the Edinburgh Dialectic Society, 15th January, 1859 (see History of the Dialectic Society, p.209). In the Free Church, he served in Alva, Clackmannanshire; and St. Enoch’s, Glasgow. He continued as Secretary in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.572, where a short biography is given). He was a Clerk of Assembly from 1900 to 1906 (FUFC, p.570).

Family
Thomson Tree.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MENNIE, JOHN, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.266
Born at Aberdeen, 1825. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Methlick, 1853. Married, 1859, Agnes N. Turnbull. Died, 1886.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 4th December, 1826, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the second son of Alexander Mennie, merchant, and Elizabeth Horn.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School and entered Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1842.

Marriage
He married Agnes Noble Turnbull on 16th February, 1859, in Whitsome and Hilton, Berwickshire. She was baptized on 4th September, 1840, in Morham, East Lothian, the daughter of John Turnbull, schoolmaster, and Elizabeth Walke.

Ministry
He was called to Methlick, Aberdeenshire, on 23rd December, 1852. In 1867, he received a call to be colleague and successor to John Manson, Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, but he remained in Methlick.

Death
He died on 14th December, 1886, at Bridge of Allan, Logie, Stirlingshire, and was buried in Methlick, Aberdeenshire. His wife died in 1916 in Rubislaw, Aberdeen.

Family
He was survived by 6 sons and three daughters.

They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Mennie born on 11th March, 1860, in Methlick, Aberdeenshire. He married Catherine Addison Cairns at 14 Wilton Mansions, Glasgow on 13th April, 1898.

(2) Elizabeth Horne Mennie born on 23rd May, 1861, in Methlick, Aberdeenshire.

(3) John Turnbull Mennie born on 4th February, 1863, in Methlick, Aberdeenshire. He married Rosa Elizabeth Emery on 31st December, 1904. He died on 8th December, 1923, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

(4) George Walter Mennie born on 25th March, 1865, in Methlick, Aberdeenshire. He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1886. He married Gertrude Mary Williamson, in the 3rd quarter of 1895 in Kingston, London, England. He was senior curate of St Paul’s, Walworth,London, England. In 1900 he was rector of Milton-next-Gravesend, Kent, England. He died on 6th April, 1933, in Gravesend, Kent, England.

(5) William Mennie born on 28th January, 1867, in Methlick, Aberdeenshire.

(6) Thomas Melville Mennie born on 10th February, 1869, in Methlick, Aberdeenshire.

(7) Jessie Cleuch Mennie born on 29th April, 1871, in Methlick, Aberdeenshire.

(8) Helen Christian Mennie born on 14th February, 1874, in Methlick, Aberdeenshire.

(9) James Edward Mennie born in 1877 in Methlick, Aberdeenshire. He graduated M.B., Ch,B., from Aberdeen University. He died suddenly on 16th August, 1909, at Balgownie, 211 Bridge Road, Battersea, London, England.

Publication – by him
He contributed to the Disruption Manuscripts. His work is used in Thomas Brown’s, Annals of the Disruption – see footnotes 63 and 339. (Note these links take you to the end of the quote.)

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: John Mennie
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 28/1/1887, Free Church, minister, Free Church Manse, Methlick, parish of Methlick, d. 14/12/1886 at Bridge of Allan, co Perth, testate, spouse of Agnes Noble Turnbull or Mennie, Extract Inventory, Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC1/36/100; 31/1/1887, Will, Aberdeen Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC1/37/99; 14/11/1887, executrix is Mrs Agnes Noble Turnbull or Mennie, Extract Additional Inventory, Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC1/36/102

Sources
Rootsweb; The Aberdeen Journal, 29th December, 1852; The Morning Post, London, England, 12th August, 1895, p.5; Glasgow Herald, 14th April, 1898

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MENZIES, DAVID

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.266
Born at Johnshaven, 1802. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Licensed by the Presbytery of Brechin, 1829, while parochial teacher at Craig. Ordained, 1839, at Martyrs’ Church, Glasgow. Married, 1830, Eliza Hill; and, 1854, Helen MacIntyre. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1877.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1839, Martyrs’, Glasgow, FES, Vol.3, p.423. In the Free Church, he served in Martyrs’, Glasgow.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 25/7/1877, Minister, Free Martyrs Church, Glasgow, d. 10/06/1877 at Glasgow, testate, Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC36/48/82; Will, Glasgow Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC36/51/73

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MERRYLEES, CHARLES JAMES TENNANT, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.266
Born at Balfron, Stirlingshire, 1861. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Bainsford, 1890. Married, 1899, Norah Storrow.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Balfron, Stirlingshire on 7th July, 1861, the son of Robert Merrylees, missionary of the Free Church there, and Janet MacAlpine. He studied at Glasgow University, and graduated M.A. in 1887.

Marriage
He married Norah Storrow in Brighton, Sussex, England, in 1899. She was born in West Bengal, India, about 1866, the daughter of Edward Storrow, minister, and Anne Hackford. Edward Storrow worked with the London Missionary Society in Calcutta from 1848 to 1866.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Bainsford, Falkirk, Stirlingshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.46). Thereafter he served in North Woodside, Glasgow, from 1907 (FUFC, p.235); and in Paisley South from 1907 (FUFC, p.173).

Death
He died in Paisley on 14th November, 1922, and was buried in Woodside Cemetery there (Findagrave). His wife died there on 16th December, 1948.

Family
They had issue born in Maryhill, Glasgow, including:
(1) Marguerita Evangeline Merrylees born on 9th September, 1902. She died on 11th December, 1971. Her death is recorded in Hendon, London, England, and she is commemorated in Woodside Cemetery, Paisley (Findagrave).

(2) Irene Norah Merrylees born in 1907. She married Frederick Albert Drummond in Camlachie, Glasgow, in 1943. She died in Glasgow in 1998.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Merrylees Charles James Tennant 6 / 3 / 1923 Revd, M.A., Resided at South U.F. Church Manse, Paisley, d. 14/11/1922 at Paisley, Testate. Paisley Sheriff Court NRS SC58/42/98; Paisley Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC58/45/27

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MESTON, WILLIAM, B.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.266
Born at Aberdeen. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1895, missionary to Madras.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.543, where a short biography is given). His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.743). He retired in 1930 and died on 12th January, 1933.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MEYER, THEODORE JONAS

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.266
Born in Mecklenburg, of Jewish parents. He became in 1842, after the requisite course of study, pastor of a Jewish congregation, where he remained for three and a half years. Being convinced from a study of Scripture of the truth of Christianity, he resigned his position and went to Berlin. There he was introduced by Professor Hengstenberg to Mr. Schwartz, the Jewish missionary of the Free Church, by whom he was instructed and baptized. He studied theology in Berlin for four sessions under Hengstenberg, Neander, Nitzsch, etc. On the advice of Mr. Schwartz he then came to Aberdeen, and studied in the Free Church College there. By authority of the General Assembly he was licensed by the Presbytery of Edinburgh in 1850. In that year he became Hebrew tutor in the New College, and at the same time laboured among the German Jews resident in the city. In 1856 he was ordained with a view to that work by the Presbytery of Edinburgh. In the summer of 1857 Mr. Meyer was sent by the Jewish Committee on a tour of inquiry to the Danubian Principalities, the result of which was his appointment by the Committee in the following year to be missionary at Galatz. In 1860, Mr. Meyer’s health broke down, and he was obliged to leave Galatz, but in 1862 he was able to resume work for the Committee at Ancona. He was transferred to Amsterdam in 1866; and in 1871 to London, where he laboured among the Jews under a Committee of the English Presbyterian Church. Retired, 1895. Died, 1896.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 30th January, 1819, in Crivitz, Germany.

Education
He was educated at the local schools and became a private tutor until becoming religious instructor in a Jewish School in Schwerin and then was licensed as a preacher. He then moved to Butzow. He embraced Christianity. He moved to Berlin where he was baptized on 18th July, 1847. He then studied at the University of Berlin and did one year at the Free Church College, Aberdeen.

Marriage
He married Jane Anne. She was born in Ireland about 1825.

Ministry
He served as tutor in New College, Edinburgh, for nine years. In 6th February, 1856, he was ordained to minister among the German population in and around Edinburgh. On 6th July, 1858, he was set apart by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh as a missionary to the Jews at Galatz, in “the Danubian Principalities”. Professor George Smeaton presided and preached on the occasion. In the evening of the same day, about a hundred of his friends assembled in the Upper Room of Queen Street Hall to commend him to the Divine protection in his new sphere of labour, and to express the respect and esteem which they entertain towards him.

He remained for two years in Galatz and then ministered in different places in Austria, Hungary, and Italy; then Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and London, England.

In 1869 he was nominated to the Professorship of Hebrew in the Aberdeen College, but was not appointed.

On 22nd November 1871, in Regent Square Church, London, England, he was inducted into the office of missionary to the Jews in London. He retired to Jersey in 1894.

Death
He died on 14th March, 1896, in Croville, Jersey, Channel Islands.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Sir William Stevenson Meyer born on 13th February, 1860. He married Mabel Henrietta Jackson on 1st June, 1895, in Bedford, England. She had been born in India – her father being a major in the Indian Army. He distinguished himself in the administration of India and rose to become High Commissioner of India. He collapsed and died on 19th October, 1922, in Westminster, London, England.

(2) Margaret Theodora Meyer born in September, 1862, in Ireland. She died in the 1st quarter of 1924 in Paddington, London, England – she suffered a collision with a bus while cycling. She was a famous mathematician and the first woman to be elected to the Royal Astronomical Society.

(3) Maximillan Julius Meyer born on 27th March, 1865, in Ancona, Italy. He died in the 4th quarter of 1917 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England.

(4) Rosamund Caroline Meyer born on 4th September, 1866, in Ancona, Italy. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1919 in Camberwell, London, England.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Theodore J. Meyer.

Sources
Wiki; Wiki; Stevengibbs; Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 7th February, 1856; The Aberdeen Journal, 5th April, 1865; The Belfast News-Letter, Belfast, Ireland, 17th September, 1866; Robert J. Dickie, Scottish Reformation Society Historical Journal, 12 (2022), 127-194, Jewish ministers of the nineteenth century Free Church of Scotland, especially pp.154-158

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MICHIE, HENRY ESSON

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.266
Born at Birse, 1855. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Dunedin, New Zealand, 1881. Married, the same year, Margaret Laing. Translated, 1887, to Methlick; and, 1895, to Stonehaven.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Birse, Aberdeenshire, on 7th June, 1855, the son of Harry Michie, general merchant, and Elizabeth Coutts.

Marriage
He married Maggie Laing in Old Machar, Aberdeen, in 1881. She was born in Aberdeen about 1856.

Ministry
He was ordained in Mornington, Dunedin, Presbyterian Church of New Zealand on 9th January, 1882 (PCNZ, Ministers’ Register). In the Free Church, he served in Methlick, Aberdeenshire; and Stonehaven, Kincardineshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.427). His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.583).

Death
He died in Banchory Ternan, Kincardineshire, on 2nd April, 1937. His wife died there in 1932.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILL, WILLIAM ALEXANDER, F.R.G.S.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.266
Born at Thurso, 1864. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Summerton, Govan, 1892. Married, the same year, Isabelle Clunas.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Summerton, Govan, Glasgow. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.224, where a short biography is given). His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.308). He died on 27th February, 1952.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLAR, ANDREW GILMOUR, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.267
Born at Gourock, 1857. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kincardine O’Neil, 1890.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Inverkip, Renfrewshire, on 3rd October, 1857, the son of John Millar and Jane Jamieson. He studied at Glasgow University and graduated M.A. in 1883.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Kincardine O’neil, Aberdeenshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.430). Thereafter he served in Kilsyth High from 1911 (FUFC, p.50). He retired in 1925.

Death
He died in Gourock, Renfrewshire, in 1926.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLAR, GEORGE

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.267
Born in the parish of Ardoch, 1804. Studied at the University, Glasgow. After receiving licence from the Presbytery of Auchterarder he acted for three years as chaplain on board one of the vessels of the Glasgow and Liverpool Steamship Company. Thereafter he laboured as missionary in Glasgow and in Perth, being prison chaplain in the latter city. Ordained, 1836, as the first minister of St. Leonard’s, Perth. Translated to Clunie, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1852, Helen H. Lowe. Retired, 1856. Died, 1869.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1836, St Leonard’s, Perth, FES, Vol.4, p.239; 1839, Clunie, FES, Vol.4, p.153; FES, Vol.8, p.348. In the Free Church, he served in Clunie, Perthshire.

Publications – by him
New Statistical Account, February, 1843, Clunie , Vol.10, p.1024
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Sunday trains, 23rd April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/182

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: George Millar
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 8/2/1870, Free Church minister at Clunie, near Dunkeld, latterly residing in Crieff in county of Perth, Perth Sheriff Court, NRS SC49/31/89
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Millar or Lowe, Helen Hall, 2/12/1891, 7 Kilburn Place, Newport, widow of Rev. George Millar, F.C. Minister, d. 14/07/1891 at Newport, intestate, Cupar Sheriff Court, NRS SC20/50/65
20th March, 1838, Sixth Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction, p.180 [For the questions which are being answered, see Queries]

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLAR, GEORGE

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.267
Born in Fife. Studied at the Divinity Hall, United Presbyterian Church. Labouring for a time as missionary of the station of the United Presbyterian Church at Uphall, he was ordained there after the union of the station with that of the Free Church, 1898.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Uphall, West Lothian. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.41). Thereafter he served in Kirkwall Paterson from 1904 (FUFC, p.515, where a short biography is given). He died in France in 1917.

Sources
Documents relating to this man have been made available by a researcher and anyone interested should get in touch through the Contact page to get access to these documents.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLAR, PETER GIBSON

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.267
Born at Hamilton, 1821. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. After conducting mission work in Hamilton and Chapelton he was licensed by the Presbytery of Hamilton, 1852, and took charge of the station at Cambusnethan, where he was ordained, 1854. Married, 1859, Mary I. Bridges. Became senior minister, 1881. Died, 1892.

Supplementary Information
Peter Clark Gibson Miller

Background
He was born on 18th March, 1821, in Bothwell, Lanarkshire, the son of James Millar, surgeon, and Hamilton Gibson.

Education
He attended school in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1836, and studied divinity at Edinburgh University.

Marriage
He married Mary Innes Bridges on 20th December 1859, in Inveresk with Musselburgh, Midlothian. She was born on 18th April, 1820, in Edinburgh, the daughter of James Bridges, writer, and Jane McDonald.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. On 13th September, 1881, William MacCallum Clow was inducted there as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died on 27th April, 1892, at his home, 5 West Savile Road, Edinburgh. His wife died there on 2nd December, 1897. Despite loosing his fortune in the collapse of the Glasgow City Bank, he nevertheless left ₤1000 to be invested and the interest to be payable to the minister of Cambusnethan Free Church as a supplement to his stipend.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Peter Gibson Millar
Millar or Bridges, Mary Innes, Inventories, Wills, etc.: 15/1/1898, 5 West Savile Road, Newington, Edinburgh, widow of Rev. Peter Gibson Millar, sometime senior F.C. Minister, Cambusnethan, d. 02/12/1897 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/365; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/294; Eik, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/369

Source
Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 27th December, 1897

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, ALEXANDER, D.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.267
Born at Thurso, 1843. Brother of Principal William Miller. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Buckie, 1875.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Buckie, Banffshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.452, where a short biography is given). He retired in 1908 and died in 1922.

Family
For some connections, see the Tulloch Falconer Tree.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, ALEXANDER

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.267

Born in the parish of Dores, 1843. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkmichael, Banffshire, 1881. Translated to Renton, Gaelic, 1884. Married, the same year, Jane Sinclair. In 1891 Mr. Miller left for Canada, where he was settled at Mosa, Ontario.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 5th and baptized on 15th November, 1843, in Dores, Inverness-shire, the son of John Miller, mason, and Charlotte R. Morrison.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1876-80.

Marriage
He married Jean (or Jane) Sinclair in 1884 in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. She was born in Aberdeen on 24th June, 1861, the daughter of Colin Sinclair (and Catherine Finlayson) who was Free Church minister in Aberdeen till 1862 when he moved to Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. For some connections, see the Tulloch Falconer Tree.

Ministry
An Alexander Miller was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 12th May, 1880. He was ordained in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, on 2nd June, 1881; and was translated to Gaelic, Renton, Dunbartonshire, on 10th June, 1884. In 1901 he was living in Ashfield, Ontario, Canada. He returned to Scotland and served in theUnited Free Church in Melness and Eriboll from 1915 (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.503). He died in 1919.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Sources
Rootsweb; Minutes of the Free Presbytery of Dumbarton, NRS, CH3/80/2

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, ALEXANDER, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.267

Born in Lanarkshire, 1836. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Banchory-Ternan, 1885. Resigned, 1886.

Supplementary Information
Background
The only relevant person of this name who graduated M.A. from Glasgow was one who graduated in 1880. He went on to be minister in St Andrew’s Church, Sydney, New South Wales, but he was already settled there by 1st October, 1885, and he was born in 1860, so he is not this man.

However, in the Presbytery records he is consistently referred to as Alexander Millar. The only relevant person of this name who graduated M.A. from Glasgow University graduated in 1879 and was designated a farmer of Huntly Farm, Longforgan. That person – the graduate who became a farmer – was actually born in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, on 30th March, 1857, the son of Robert Millar, farmer, and Helen (or Ellen) Shearer. From the 1881 census onwards he is on the family farm in Longforgan and becomes the farmer there on the death of his father. Family sources say that he was a minister and a farmer.

Marriage
Family sources say he was the Alexander Millar who married Isabella Banks Thomson in the 3rd quarter of 1906 in Lewisham, London, England. She was born in 1876 in St Clement, Dundee, the daughter of John Banks, potato merchant, and Jane Brown.

Ministry
He was probably the Alexander Millar, licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow on 5th December, 1883. According to Presbytery records he had been assistant to James Stalker, Kirkcaldy, for some time before being called unanimously to Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire. The call was dealt with by the Free Presbytery of Kincardine O’Neil on 27th January, 1885, and he was duly ordained there on 16th April, 1885, as colleague and successor to Robert Reid. He was then designated in the Presbytery record as “Alexander Millar, Kirkcaldy”. By 30th March, 1886, it is stated that he has been absent from duty for six weeks because of illness. A three months leave of absence was granted as a medical certificate from his father stated he would be unfit for duty for some time. On 4th May, 1886, his letter of resignation was considered on the grounds that he was suffering from “congestion of the brain”. He was given a month to reconsider and then his resignation was accepted on 10th June, 1886.

Death
Family sources say that he was the Alexander Millar who died in 1931 in Perth. And indeed he is. He died on 3rd June that year in Murray’s Royal Asylum. Perth; his usual residence was 8 Glamis Drive, Dundee. Isabella Banks Thomson or Millar died in 1928 in St Mary, Dundee.

Family
They are said to have had issue:

(1) Alexander Thomson Millar born on 14 June, 1908, in Longforgan, Perthshire. He married Frances Macauley Fordyce on 19th September, 1936, in Partick, Glasgow. He was a chartered accountant. He died on 18th May, 1994, in Dundee.

(2) Marjorie Jeanette Millar born on 19th April, 1910, in Longforgan, Perthshire. She married John Cameron, farmer, on 18th December, 1940, in Fowlis, Angus. She died on 16th August, 1983, in Perth.

Sources
Banchory Ternan Free Church Kirk Session Minutes, NRS, CH3/1679/1/6-7; Free Presbytery of Kincardine O’Neil Minutes, NRS, CH3/528/3; Werelate; Glasgow Herald, 23rd January, 1885

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, ANDREW THOMSON

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.267

Born at Shotts, 1856. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Townhill, Dunfermline, 1887. Married, 1891, Margaret B. Reid.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Shotts, Lanarkshire, on 7th December, 1856, the son of William Miller and Charlotte Williamson. He studied at New College, Edinburgh, 1880-1884.

Marriage
He married Margaret Blain Reid in Dunfermline, Fife, in 1891. She was born about 1862.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Town Hill, Dunfermline, Fife. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.355).

Death
He died in Dunfermline in 1926. His wife died in Morningside, Edinburgh, in 1947.

Family
They had issue in Dunfermline, including:
(1) Melena Charlotte Reid born in 1897. She married Ivor Malcolm MacGregor in Dunfermline in 1932. She died on 6th August, 1982, and was buried in Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Greater Dandenong City, Victoria, Australia (Findagrave).

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, DAVID, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.267

Born at Glasgow, 1857. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Stranraer, 1881.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Stranraer, Wigtownshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.120, where a short biography is given). He retired in 1926 to facilitate a local union. He died in 1935.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, DONALD, D.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.267
Born at Pittenweem, Fife, 1838. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Genoa, 1870. Married, 1876, Mary M. Wotherspoon. A distinctive feature of Dr. Miller’s service at Genoa was his work among the sailors of all nationalities who frequent the harbour of that Italian seaport.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Pittenweem, Fife, on 14th January, 1838. He studied at Glasgow University and graduated M.A. in 1866.

Marriage
He married Mary Mitchell Wotherspoon in Cardross, Dunbartonshire, in 1876. She was born in Glasgow on 24th December, 1844, the daughter of William Wotherspoon, baker, and Mary Crichton.

Ministry
This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.526). He retired in 1910.

Death
His death was recorded in the Consular Returns of Scotland’s People. He died on 12th March, in Bordighera, Provincia di Imperia, Liguria, Italy, and was buried in the British Cemetery there (Findagrave).

Family
They had issue in Italy, including:
(1) Hugh Crichton Miller born on 5th February, 1877. He married Eleanor Jane Lorimer in St George, Edinburgh, in 1903. He died in London, England, on 1st January, 1959, and was cremated. He was a physician and psychiatrist (Wikipedia).

(2) Rachel Miller born on 6th July, 1884. She married Lionel George Warleigh, who was an officer in the Royal Navy. She died in Derby, England, in 1971.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Miller Donald 5 / 6 / 1923 Rev. D.D., C/O Honeyman & Drummond, C.A., 58 Bath Street and 232 West George Street, Glasgow, afterwards Casa Grazia, Bordighera, Italy, d. 12/03/1923 at Bordighera, Testate. Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories NRS SC70/1/696; Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC70/4/568

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, EBENEZER, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.267
Born at Edinburgh, 1799. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, besides attending Dr. Wardlaw’s Theological Institution in Glasgow. He spent four years as tutor in the Independent Seminary at Blackburn. Ordained, 1827, over the Independent congregation in Old Gravel Lane, London. In 1831 Mr. Miller became head of an institution connected with the London Missionary Society for the education of the sons of Independent ministers as missionaries. In 1839 he was called to the English congregation at Rotterdam. Admitted to the Free Church, 1846, and appointed missionary at Cape Town. Transferred to Bengal, 1850, and stationed at Chinsurah. Resigned, 1857. Died that year. Mr. Miller was twice married: his first wife died of cholera. In 1857 he married Mary Wilson.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Edinburgh about 1799, the son of Andrew Miller, writer. Perhaps he was the Ebenezer Millar born to Andrew Millar and Grace Hogg, in Edinburgh on 22nd February, 1799.

Education
If he was the author of A companion to the atlas, (see below), he came under the instruction of James Pillans who was rector of Edinburgh High School, from 1810 and Professor in Edinburgh University from 1820. He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1821 and graduated M.A. in 1823. He taught in the Independent Seminary at Blackburn, Lancashire, England from 1823 to 1827.

Marriage
Marriage and family require more study, but he certainly married Mary Wilson earlier than in 1857, as Ewing says. An Ebenezer Miller married a Mary Wilson in Stepney, London, England, on 21st April, 1831.

Ministry
He was ordained as minister of the Independent Congregation, Old Gravel Lane, London, on 22nd February, 1828. He was head of the London Missionary Society Institution for the training of Missionaries, from 1831-39 and minister of the English Congregation at Rotterdam from 1839-46. He then joined the Free Church of Scotland and was appointed to Cape Town, South Africa, in April, 1846. On leaving England in July, 1846, their ship collided with another vessel and was seriously damaged. They left again on 8th August and arrived in Cape Town in December. Because of a retrenchment agreed on by the General Assembly of 1849, Miller was redeployed to India. He arrived in Chinsurah, India, in August, 1850. He then went to South Australia for health reasons. He was invited to be the minister of Mount Barker Presbyterian Church there.

Death
He died on 26th March, 1857, on his way back to South Australia to take up hi charge at Mount Barker. His first wife died in Chinsurah, India, in August, 1850, within two days of their arrival in that place.

Family
He had several children by his first wife, including at least two girls, who appear in photos (see below). He also had at least one son:

John Andrew Erasmus Miller born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 18th April, 1841. He married Harriet. He worked in the Indian Civil Service.

Publications – by him
A charge delivered at the ordination of the Rev. Ebenezer Miller, M.A. over the church assembling at Old Gravel Lane, on the twenty-second of February, 1828, Andrew Reed, London, J. Holdsworth, 1828
A companion to the Atlas; or, A series of geographical tables on a new plan, forming a complete system of geography, London, Jackson and Walford, 1834
The voice of Christ to the churches, considered in a course of twenty one lectures, expository and practical, on the 2nd and 3rd chapters of the Book of the Revelation, London, 1842
Application of the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh to the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland, for liberty to receive the Rev. Ebenezer Miller as a minister of the Free Church, 1846?
A brief sketch of the life and character of Mary Miller, extracted from the Free Churchman, Calcutta, 1850

Publications – about him
Rev Ebenezer Miller and family, Robert Adamson, David Octavius Hill, 1843-47
Photo of Ebenezer Miller’s daughter

Sources
Mount Barker; History of the missions of the Free church of Scotland in India and Africa, Robert Hunter, London, T. Nelson, 1873

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, EDWARD, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.268
Born in Renfrewshire. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Newtyle, 1896. Married, 1898, Elizabeth Henderson, M.D.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Newtyle, Angus. His ministry there continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.326). He resigned in 1902 on his appointment to Cleveland, Transvaal. Thereafter he served in Erskine from 1904 (FUFC, p.165). He served in Streatham, London, England, from 1907 and in Cannes from 1920 (FUFC, p.526, where a short biography is given). He resigned in 1928 and died in 1929.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, HUGH, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.268
Born at Hamilton, 1855. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Shandon, 1882. Married, 1887, Annie S. Maclellan.

Supplementary Information
Background
Hugh Millar was born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, on 12th June, 1855, the son of John Millar and Janet Douglas. He studied at Glasgow University and graduated M.A. in 1878.

Marriage
He married Annie Scott MacLellan in Rhu, Dunbartonshire, in 1887. She was born in Hutchesontown, Glasgow, on 17th November, 1856, the daughter of Walter McLellan and Margaret Walker.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Shandon, Dunbartonshire, where he was ordained on 2nd May, 1883 (Minutes of Free Presbytery of Dumbarton, NRS, CH3/80/2). This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.276). He retired in 1927.

Death
He died in Rhu, Dunbartonshire, on 8th April, 1929, and was buried in Faslane Cemetery, Garelochhead, there (Findagrave). His wife died there on 24th November, 1926.

Family
They had issue in Rhu, including:
(1) Margaret Walker Miller born in 1891. She died there in 1950.

(2) Walter Douglas Miller born in 1892. He was killed in action on 2nd October, 1916. For biographical information, see Flickr.

(3) Ian (Iain) MacLellan Miller born in 1895. He was a Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and was killed in action at the battle of Loos on 25th September, 1915. He was buried in Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, = France (Findagrave).

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, JAMES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.268
Born in the parish of Newtyle, 1777. Studied at the University, St. Andrews. He became assistant at Eassie, where, on the minister’s death, he was ordained, 1803. Married, 1806, Barbara Martin. Translated, 1827, to Monikie. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1845. Died, 1860.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1803, Eassie, FES, Vol.5, p.260; 1827, Monikie, FES, Vol.5, p.366; FES, Vol.8, p.495. In the Free Church, he served in Monikie, Angus.

Family
Miller Martin Tree.

Publication – by him
New Statistical Account, September, 1842, Monikie, Vol.11, Forfar, p.483
A sermon preached before the Forfar and Strathmore Auxiliary Bible Society, at their annual general meeting, on Tuesday the 9th April 1816, Dundee, R. S. Rintoul, 1816
Perhaps The progress of the human mind, its objects, conditions, & issue, with the relation which the progress of religion bears to the general growth of mind, London, Macredie, Skelly, & Co., 1823

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 14/6/1860, Minister of Monikie residing at Willowbank in Carnoustie, Dundee Sheriff Court, NRS SC45/31/15
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Miller alias Martin, Barbara, Mrs, 20/6/1871, residing at Willowbank of Carnoustie, widow of Reverend James Miller, Minister of Monikie, Dundee Sheriff Court, NRS SC45/31/23
Third Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction: Teinds, Appendix 1, Table 7, p.50
W. M. Alexander, schoolmaster, Answers made by Schoolmasters in Scotland, p.158 [See here Parochial Schools – Queries to which these Answers are a response]
For photo by Hill and Adamson see here, front row, 2nd from right
Photo, Rev. Miller and His Son Rev. Samuel Miller

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, JAMES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.268
Born at Edinburgh, 1852. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Eyemouth, 1877. Married, the same year, Harriet E. A. Neilson; and, 1886, Margaret C. Wilson. Translated to Bridge of Allan, 1887.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Eyemouth, St. John’s, Berwickshire; and Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.306, where a short biography is given). He retired in 1918 and died in 1922.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.268
Studied at the Divinity Hall, Original Secession Church. Ordained at Toberdony, County Antrim, 1828. Joined the Free Church in 1852, but a large section of the congregation having declined to follow, the church of Toberdony was adjudged to them, and Mr. Miller’s adherents removed to Benvarden. Died, 1861.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
Antiburgher, Student, Scott, Annals, p.544; 1828, Toberdoney, Ireland (Antiburgher), Scott, Annals, p.437; General, Scott, Annals, p.193

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, JOHN, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.268
Born in Lanarkshire, 1835. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Duns, 1868. Married, 1875, Eliza W. Webster.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Duns, Boston Church, Berwickshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.69, where a short biography is given). He retired in 1909 and died in 1914.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.268
Born at Kilmarnock, 1837. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Newton-on-Ayr, 1866.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, in 1837, the son of Robert Miller and perhaps of Elizabeth Burnet. He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1853.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Newton-on-Ayr, Ayr, Ayrshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.125). He retired in 1911.

Death
He died in Prestwick, Ayrshire, on 29th June, 1919.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Miller John 16 / 8 / 1919 Revd, Minister of the United Free Church of Scotland, Newton-on-Ayr, Residing latterly at Clydeview, Kingcase, Prestwick, d. 29/06/1919 at Prestwick, Testate. Ayr Sheriff Court NRS SC6/44/84; Ayr Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC6/46/46

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.268
Born in Inverness-shire, 1850. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Caldercruix, 1893. Married Christina Younger.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Dores, Inverness-shire, on 13th July, 1850, the son of John Miller, mason, and Charlotte Morrison. He studied at New College, Edinburgh, 1884-1888.

Marriage
He married Christina Younger in Campsie, Stirlingshire, in 1876. She was born there on 24th July, 1849, the daughter of Robert Younger, goods carrier, and Margaret McPherson.

Ministry
He was a Free Church missionary, living in Edinburgh, in 1881. In the Free Church, he served as minister in Caldercruix, Lanarkshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.37). He became senior minister in 1924. His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.52). He died on 15th November, 1931.

Death
He died in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, in 1931.

Family
They had issue born in Newington, Edinburgh, including:
(1) John Alexander Miller born in 1877. He is said to have married Margaret Lindsay in Milngavie, Dunbartonshire, and to have died in Partick, Glasgow, in 1962.

(2) Robert Younger Miller born in 1879. He died there in 1887.

(3) James Owen Miller born in 1882. He married Barbara A. Kaulbach in 1914. He settled in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. For some biographical details see ElectricScotland.

(4) Margaret MacPhie Miller born in 1884.

(5) Charlotte Rose Miller born in 1886. She probably married Joseph Elias Barnes in Forfar, Angus, in 1916. She probably died in Cambridge, England, in 1965.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.268
Born at Kilwinning, 1857. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Eyemouth, 1887. Married, 1890, Jane E. Laing; and, 1893, Jane B. Murray.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, about 1857, probably the son of John Miller and Agnes.

Marriage
He married, firstly, Jeanie E. (Jane Elizabeth) Laing in Rhu, Dunbartonshire, in 1890. She was born in Addinston, Lauder, Berwickshire, in 1856, the daughter of Robert Laing, farmer, and Elizabeth Brace Baggott.

He married, secondly, Jane Brown Murray in St Andrew, Edinburgh, in 1893. She was born in Houndwood, Coldingham, Berwickshire, on 13th February, 1866, the daughter of Thomas Murray, farmer, and Eliza Murray.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Eyemouth, St. John’s, Berwickshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.70).

Death
He died in 1928. His first wife died in Eyemouth in 1891. His second wife died in Haymarket, Edinburgh, in 1937.

Family
He had issue in Eyemouth, including, by his first wife:
(1) John Laing Miller born in 1891. He died in Ratho, Midlothian, on 23rd July, 1919. For some biographical details see GWC.

And by his second wife:
(2) Thomas Murray Miller born in 1894. He died in France on 27th January, 1916. For some biographical details see GWC.

(3) James MacBride Miller born in 1896. He married Jane Elizabeth Elliot in Duns, Berwickshire, in 1925. He was awarded an honour in the 1958 New Years Honours and was then described as: Colonel James MacBride Miller, MC, TD, DL, President, Association of County Councils in Scotland. Convener, Berwickshire County Council (New Year Honours). He died in Morningside, Edinburgh, in 1977.

(4) Hugh Miller born in 1899. He died in Inverness in 1991.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, JOHN FRAME, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.268
Born at Shotts, 1860. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Millerston, Glasgow, 1893. Married, the same year, Isabella Colquhoun.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Millerston, Glasgow. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.264, where a short biography is given). He died in 1921.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, JOHN HARRY, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.269
Born at Glasgow, 1869. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Elie, 1895. Married, 1899, Marie de Joannis.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Elie, Fife. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.375). Thereafter he served in Roseburn, Edinburgh, from 1903 (FUFC, p.26); as warden of New College Settlement from 1908 and in Pleasance, Edinburgh, from 1919 (FUFC, p.3 and p.24, where a short biography is given). He applied for a Colleague and Successor in 1927. He was Moderator of the General Assembly in 1928 (FUFC, p.569). His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.767). He died on 3rd January, 1940.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, JOHN STEVENS

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.269
Born in 1826. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, completing his course under the superintendence of the Presbytery of Melbourne. For three years Mr. Miller was teacher in the Free Church Academy at Falmouth, Jamaica, to which he had been appointed by the Colonial Committee; and for other three years he taught a school in Victoria. He acted as interim Principal of the Scots College, Melbourne. He was inspector of schools in Victoria from 1857 to 1862, when he became Principal of Yarra Lodge Academy, Melbourne. Married, 1860, Annie Jack. Returned to Scotland, 1868. Admitted a probationer of the Free Church, 1869. Ordained at Shrewsbury, 1872. Returned to Australia, 1873, and was again engaged in educational work. Returned to Scotland, 1878. Settled at Humbie, 1880. Resigned, 1884.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 11th and baptized on 22nd October, 1826, in Ayr, the son of John Miller and Campbell Stevens.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1852-54.

Marriage
He married Annie Jack in 1860 in Victoria. She was born on 6th October, 1822, in Fordyce, Banffshire, the daughter of Jacob Jack, merchant, and Elspet Maclean. Her sister, Cameron Jack, married James Allan, parish minister of Marnoch, Banffshire (see FES, Vol.6, p.325: it was in the Marnoch Manse that John Stevens Miller died.)

Ministry
He taught for three years at the Free Church of Scotland Academy in Falmouth, Jamaica. He then went to Victoria where he taught in Euroke, 1854-56; was acting rector in Scotch College, Melbourne, 1856-57; was Inspector of Schools, 1857-62; Principal of Yarra Lodge Academy, 1862-68.

He was licensed by the Presbyterian Church of Victoria on 3rd April, 1866, and, after further studies, was admitted as a Probationer of the Free Church of Scotland in 1869. He was ordained as a minister of the Presbyterian Church of England, in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, and served there 1872-73. He returned to work in Victoria as a home missionary 1873-77. He was teaching in Scotland, and was accepted as a minister of the Free Church by the General Assembly in June, 1879. Finally he was settled as a minister in Humbie, East Lothian, on 26th October, 1880. On 5th May, 1884, he resigned his charge on account of ill health.

Death
He died on 16th November, 1886, at the Manse of Marnoch, Banffshire. He had resided at 7 Pentland Terrace, Edinburgh, formerly of Toorak, Australia. His wife died on 14th June, 1876, at Toorak College, Melbourne, Victoria.

Family
There is no clear evidence of their having any issue.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 14/12/1886, Manse and Parish of Marnoch, County of Banff, sometime of 7 Pentland Terrace, Edinburgh, formerly of Toorak, near Melbourne, Colony of Victoria, d. 16/11/1886 at Manse of Marnoch, testate, Banff Sheriff Court, NRS SC2/40/38

Sources
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria), Friday, 31st December, 1886; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 31st August, 1876; Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 3rd June, 1879

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, PATRICK LESLIE

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.269
Born, 1812. Ordained at Wallacetown, Dundee, 1840. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. In 1845 Mr. Miller was one of the Free Church deputies to Canada. Translated, 1847, to Newcastle. Died, 1866.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1840, Wallacetown, Dundee, FES, Vol.5, p.341. In the Free Church, he served in Baxter Park, Wallacetown, Dundee. Thereafter in 1847, Newcastle, FES, Vol.7, p.516.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 4/4/1867, Presbyterian Minister residing at No.25 Ryehill in Newcastle, Inventory, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/134

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, SAMUEL, D.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.269
Born, 1810. Son of Rev. James Miller, Monikie. Studied at the University, St. Andrews. Ordained at Monifieth, 1835. Married, 1840, Thomasina Ireland. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to St. Matthew’s, Glasgow. Became senior minister, 1875. Died, 1881.

Publication.—Posthumous.—Memorials of the Rev. Samuel Miller, D.D. With a Biographical Sketch by the Rev. Thomas Smith, D.D.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1835, Monifieth, FES, Vol.5, p.363. In the Free Church, he served in Monifieth, Angus; and St. Matthew’s, Glasgow.

Family
Miller Martin Tree.

Publications
See separate document here.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, WILLIAM

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.269
Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1849, on appointment by the Colonial Committee to Victoria. Settled at Knox’s Church, Melbourne. Dissatisfied with the union of the Presbyterian Churches in Victoria effected in 1859, he, along with three other ministers, formed what they called “The Free Presbyterian Church of Victoria.” Resigned, 1865.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born or baptized on 4th August, 1815, in East Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, the son of John Miller and Isabella Wilson.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1836. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1845-47.

Marriage
He married Mary Brisbane in March, 1851, the marriage being recorded on the 21st in West Calder, Midlothian, and on the 30th in Barony, Glasgow. She was born on 2nd September, 1818, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the daughter of William Brisbane and Janet Cochrane. She was an industrial school teacher at the time of her marriage.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Linlithgow on 14th August, 1849, and was ordained for Melbourne, Victoria, on 17th April, 1851. He arrived there on 11th September; was received by the Free Presbyterian Church of Victoria on 22nd September, and was inducted into the charge of John Knox Church, Melbourne, on 16th December, 1851, where he continued till 1864. He then served in the English Presbyterian Church, St Helen’s, Lancashire, England. He was settled there before November, 1868.

Death
He died on 10th August, 1874, at the Railway Station, Callander, Perthshire, of angina pectoris (Registration: 1874 336/ 22 Callander). He was then a minister of the English Presbyterian Church. His wife died in 1894 in Kinning Park, Glasgow.

Family
There is no evidence that they had any family.

Sources
Knoxpcea; Wiki; Liverpool Mercury, Lancashire, England, 5th November, 1868

PS
The census of 1851 was taken on the night of 30th March – this couple were married on 30th March, 1851. But, if our identification is correct, she undoubtedly appears in her mother’s home under her maiden name and unmarried. This may be because the census forms were distributed before the census date and only collected and checked on 31st March. We must however remember that the dates given in these records is the date of the marriage banns rather than of the marriage itself.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, WILLIAM, D.D. (Edinburgh), LL.D., C.I.E.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.269
Born at Thurso, 1838. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, University and New College, Edinburgh. Appointed missionary to Madras, 1862. As Principal of the Christian College in Madras, Dr. Miller took a foremost place in educational matters in India, and in 1893 was made a member of the legislative Council of the Madras Presidency. He was Moderator of the General Assembly in 1896.

Publications.—Indian Missions, and How to View Them. Lectures to Educated Hindus. The Least of all Lands; or. The Topography of Palestine. Gideon. The Plan of History. Our Scandinavian Forefathers. Christianity and Education in South India. Shakespeare’s Coriolanus and Present-day Indian Politics.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
He was admitted to the Edinburgh Dialectic Society, 22nd November, 1856 (see History of the Dialectic Society, p.205). This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.544, where a short biography is given). He retired in 1907 and died in 1923.

Family
Tulloch Falconer Tree.

Publication – about him
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Gerald Studdert-Kennedy, Miller, William (1838–1923), college head and Free Church of Scotland minister

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, WILLIAM DOUGLAS, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.269
Born in Ayrshire. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dunipace, 1895. Married, the following year, Agnes Cameron Adam.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Dunipace, Stirlingshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.45). Thereafter he served in Ruchill, Glasgow, from 1905 (FUFC, p.245, where a short biography is given). He died in 1924.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, WILLIAM DUNCAN, M.B., C.M.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.269
Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. By authority of the General Assembly, 1895, he was ordained medical missionary in connection with the Keith-Falconer Mission in Southern Arabia. Married, 1896, Griselda Balfour. [List of missionaries says he was invalided 1897.]

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 7th June, 1868 in Rhu, Dunbartonshire, the son of James Miller and Margaret Love.

Education
He graduated M.B., C.M., from Glasgow University in 1895.

Marriage
He married Griselda Balfour in 1896 in Maryhill, Glasgow. She was born on 19th November, 1869, in Anderston, Glasgow, the daughter of Alexander Balfour and Marion Paterson McCann.

Death
There was a Griselda Miller who died in the 3rd quarter of 1897 in Pancras, London, England, aged 28.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLER, WILLIAM JOHN, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.270
Born at Fort William, 1854. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tillicoultry, 1880. Died, 1890.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 21st November, 1854, in Fort William, Kilmallie, Inverness-shire, the son of Allan Miller and Mary Taylor.

Education
He attended the local school. He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1876. He was admitted to the Edinburgh Dialectic Society, 13th December, 1877 (see History of the Dialectic Society, p.226). He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1875-79. He then spent some time traveling on the continent.

Ministry
After being licensed, he was for a time assistant to Thomas Main of St Mary’s, Edinburgh. He was ordained in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, in September, 1880.

Death
He died on 29th January, 1890, in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: William John Miller
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 20/5/1890, minister of the Free Church Congregation at Tillicoultry, d. 29/01/1890 at Tillicoultry, testate, brother is Alexander Cameron Miller, Inventory; Extract Registered Holograph Will, Alloa Sheriff Court, NRS SC64/42/18

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLIGAN, ROBERT

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.270
Born at Dumfries, 1836. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Wolflee, 1863. Married, the same year, Mary Spears. Translated to Chalmers’ Church, Dundee, 1871. On 22nd August, 1888, Mr. Milligan was drowned while bathing at Montrose.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 26th September, 1836, in Dumfries, the son of William Milligan and Jane Berwick.

Education
He attended a school locally. He studied the Arts programme in Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1857-61.

Marriage
He married Mary Spiers on 11th August, 1863, in Dumfries. She was born on 24th January and baptized on 12th March, 1839, in Gorbals, Glasgow, the daughter of John Spiers and Amelia Baxter.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1861 and worked in Dumfries before being ordained in Wolflee, Roxburghshire, on 22nd April, 1863. He was translated to Chalmers, Dundee in 1871.

Death
He lived at 38 Thomson Street, Dundee, but died by drowning on 22nd August, 1888, in Montrose, Angus, where he was on holiday with his family. His wife died on 27th October, 1906, in Chorlton, Lancashire, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jane Milligan born on 17th July, 1865, in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. She married Robert White in July, 1906, in Chorlton, Lancashire, England.

(2) Amelia Baxter Milligan born on 2nd November, 1867, in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. She married Carl Ludwig (Charles Louis) Arter of Zurich, Switzerland, in the first quarter of 1901 in Lewisham. London, England. They settled in Teheran, Persia. She is said to have died there on 8th July, 1904.

(3) Phebe Milligan born on 12th February, 1869, in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. She married Frederick Arthur Taylor in the 2nd quarter of 1900 in Lewisham, London, England. He was a Presbyterian minister.

(4) William Milligan born on 8th January, 1874, in Dundee. There are apparently conflicting reports about this man: it is claimed that he is a William Harrison Milligan who served in the Canadian forces in WW1. His next of kin was Mrs Marie Milligan and they lived in Stettler, Alberta, Canada.

There is also a report that he married Maria Arter of Zurich, Switzerland, in Persia.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Robert Milligan
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 3/12/1888, sometime F.C. Minister, Wolflee, latterly Minister of Chalmer’s F.C. Congregation, residing at 38 Thomson Street, Dundee, d. 22/08/1888 at Montrose, testate, Dundee Sheriff Court, NRS SC45/31/41

Sources
History of the families Millingas and Millanges of Saxony and Normandy; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 24thJanuary, 1877; The Leeds Mercury, Yorkshire, England, 23rd August, 1888

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLINGEN, ALEXANDER VAN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.270
Born at Constantinople, 1840. Son of Dr. Julius M. van Millingen. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Genoa, 1868. Translated, 1869, to Union Church, Pera, Constantinople; and, 1878, became Professor of English Literature in the Robert College, Constantinople. Married, 1878, Antoinette Cora Welch Thomson; and, 1895, Frances E. H. Mackenzie.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Constantinople, Turkey, about 1840, the son of Julius Michael Millingen, court physician to the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, and his wife Zafira Ralli. His half brother Julius Robertson van Millingen married, firstly, Marianne Georgina Brown Douglas, sister of William Henry Brown Douglas, a Free Church minister; and secondly, Florence Parker Duncan, the daughter of John Henry Hill Duncan, and grandson of William Wallace Duncan, a Free Church minister.

Education
He was educated at Malta Protestant College; and Blair Lodge Academy, Polmont, Stirlingshire. He graduated from Edinburgh University B.A. in 1861 and M.A. in 1862; and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1862-66. He received an honorary D.D. degree from both St Andrews University, Fife, and Knox College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dunkeld in 1866. At the time of his second marriage he was professor of literature in Robert College, Constantinople.

Other
He was an outstanding scholar in the field of Byzantine antiquities.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Cora Antoinette Welch on 16th July, 1879. She was originally from New Haven, Connecticut, USA, the daughter of Harmanus Madison Welch and Antoinette Pierce. She was the widow of Truman Tomson, whom she had married in 1866.

(2) Frances Elizabeth Hope Mackenzie on 14th September, 1895, in St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh (Registration: 1895 685/1 386 St George). She was the daughter of Henry Somerset Mackenzie, Judge, HEICS, and Frances Moore Addicock, born on 1st July, 1870, at Woodlane Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall, England. At the time of her marriage she resided at 16 Moray Place, Edinburgh.

Death
He died on 7th September, 1915, in Tonbridge, Kent, England. His address was Jervis Wood, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells; and he left an estate worth £5195/18/1. His first wife died on 22nd November, 1892, at sea, in the Mediterranean. His second wife died in the 4th quarter of 1929, in Barnet. London, England.

Family
Perhaps he had family by his first wife. But he had the following by his second wife:

(1) Charles Alexander Mackenzie van Millingen born 1897 in Constantinople. He married Marjorie Elizabeth Boardman. He served in the Rifle Brigade and was awarded the Military Cross. He died at the Anglo-Swiss Hospital in Alexandria, Egypt, on 19th June, 1927.

(2) Evelyn van Millingen born in 1901 in Constantinople. He died in the 4th quarter of 1957 in Lambeth, London, England. He is said to have married Kathleen Maude Jackson.

(3) There was presumably at least one other son for Charles van Millingen is referred to as the “elder son”.

Publications – by him
Byzantine Constantinople: the walls of the city and adjoining historical sites, London, John Murray, 1899
Constantinople, painted by Warwick Goble, described by Alexander Van Millingen, London, 1906
The Church of Saint Eirene at Constantinople, Walter S. George, with an historical notice by A. Van Millingen, London, Oxford University Press, 1912
Wiki; Kingscollections; Library; Geni.com; Levantineheritage; Ucistanbul; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 2md November, 1917, p.4.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILLS, GEORGE, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.270
Born in Aberdeenshire, 1823. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkpatrick-Fleming, 1857. Died, 1886.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 6th October, 1824, in Echt, Aberdeenshire, the son of Peter Mills, seaman, and Ann Gibbon.

Education
He matriculated in Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1847 and graduated M.A. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1853-55.

Ministry
He was ordained in Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfries-shire, in 1857. He had been unwell for some time prior to his death and had been given permission to have the services of an unordained assistant.

Death
He died on 26th December, 1886, at the Free Church Manse, Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfries-shire. He was “characterised by evangelical preaching and a zealous discharge of duty”.

Family
He seems not to have married. His mother was with him till at least 1871.

Publication – by him
Words to Christian workers and Christian worshippers, Edinburgh, Religious Tract and Book Society, between 1870 and 1879?

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 9/3/1887, F.C. Manse, Kirkpatrick-Fleming, County of Dumfries, d. 26/12/1886 at Kirkpatrick-Fleming, testate, Dumfries Sheriff Court, NRS SC15/41/20; 21/3/1887, First Eik, Dumfries Sheriff Court, NRS SC15/41/20

Source
Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 4th January, 1887.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILNE, ALEXANDER WATSON

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.270
Born, 1819. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Canonbie, 1848. Married, the same year, Jessie Kidd. Died, 1885.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born (or baptised) on 4th January, 1818, in Leith, Edinburgh, the son of John Milne, plasterer, and Christine Watson.

Education
He enrolled in New College. Edinburgh, 1843-47.

Marriage
He married Jessie Scott Kidd on 20th September, 1848. She was born (or baptised) on 31st May, 1820, in Dundee. Both her birth and marriage are recorded under the name Janet Kidd. In her death record, she is Jessie Scott Kidd, as in most of the censuses.

Ministry
He was ordained in Canonbie, Dumfries-shire in August, 1848. A tablet was placed in the vestibule of the church stating that he was the chief means of getting the church and manse erected. The pulpit Bible bears a silver plate having an inscription that it was presented to him by the ladies of Grand Street Presbyterian Church, New York, in 1853. Latterly he was assisted by John Smith Wilson who eventually succeeded him in the charge.

Death
He died on 1st July, 1885, at the Free Church Manse, Canonbie, Dumfries-shire, of softening of the brain (Registration: 1885 814/ 18 Canonbie). His wife died on 10th June, 1909, at Blantyre Terrace, Edinburgh, of senile decay (Registration: 1909 685/6 514 Morningside).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Watson Milne born on 14th July, 1849, in Canonbie, Dumfries-shire. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University.

(2) Thomas Kidd Milne born on 17th September, 1851, in Canonbie, Dumfries-shire.

(3) Jane Guild Milne born on 31st March, 1853, in Canonbie, Dumfries-shire. She died on 9th January, 1942, at 3 Howard Place, Edinburgh,

(4) Christina Watson Milne born on 10th June, 1855, in Canonbie, Dumfries-shire. She died in 1918 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 19/11/1885, The F.C. Manse, Canonbie, Parish of Canonbie, County of Dumfries, d. 01/07/1885 at Canonbie, intestate, Dumfries Sheriff Court, NRS SC15/41/20

Sources
Hyslop, John and Hyslop, Robert, Langholm as it was, p.521; The Standard, London, England, 21st September, 1871, p.3; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 12th January, 1942, p.6

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILNE, GEORGE

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.270
Born at Lochee, 1844. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Wilson Territorial Church, Dundee, 1876. Married, 1877, Margaret S. Simpson. Translated, 1879, to Alloa, East; and, 1885, to St. Mark’s, Glasgow.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Liff, Angus, on 15th January, 1841, and baptized on 9th January, 1842, the son of George Milne, baker, and Jean Eassie. He studied at New College, Edinburgh, 1870-1874.

Marriage
He married Margaret Simpson in Airlie, Angus, in 1877. She was born about 1852 in Alyth, Perthshire.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in East, Alloa, Clackmannanshire; and St. Mark’s, Glasgow. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.249).

Death
He died in Wormit, Fife, on 25th April, 1907.

Family
They had issue including:
(1) John Barclay Milne born in Airlie in 1877.

(2) David Buchan Galloway Milne born in Airlie in 1879. He died in Kelvin, Glasgow, in 1888.

(3) James Milne born in Alloa in 1880.

(4) Charles Simpson Milne born in Alloa in 1882. He is said to have married Margaret Smaling in South Africa and died in South Australia (Findagrave and The Telegraph (Brisbane, Queensland) 15th August, 1947,
p.4).

(5) Thomas Johnston Milne born in Alloa in 1884. He is said to have married Christsina Maria Wasserfall in South Africa.

(6) William George Milne born in Kelvin, Glasgow, in 1888. He served in WW1. He was an electrician. He married on 14th December, 1916 (IWM). The only marriage that fits is that to Margaret Taylor in Rubislaw, Aberdeen.

(7) Alexander Simpson Milne born in Kelvin in 1893. He is said to have died in Fife in 1964.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Milne George 3 / 7 / 1907 Rev. St Mark’s U.F. Church, Glasgow, Ashton, Wormit, Fife, d. 25/04/1907 at Ashton, Testate. Cupar Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC20/56/7

The Wilson Territorial Church is not mentioned as a congregation in Ewing’s congregational Annals, and this ministry is not recorded there. Some information is given under the man who initiated the Mission: James Gall Robertson

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILNE, JOHN, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.270
Born at Peterhead, 1807. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen. After receiving licence Mr. Milne held the Evening Lectureship at Gilcomston Church, Aberdeen. Ordained at St. Leonard’s, Perth, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1853, to Calcutta (European congregation). Returned to this country, 1858, and again settled in St. Leonard’s, Perth. Married, 1847, Robina Stuart; and, 1853, Barbara Nicolson. Became senior minister, 1860. Died, 1868.

Publication.—Gatherings from a Ministry. Posthumous.—Life of the Rev. J. Milne of Perth. By Horatius Bonar, D.D., 1868.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1839, Perth, FES, Vol.4, p.239; Small, History, Vol.2, p.560. In the Free Church, he served in St. Leonard’s, Perth.

Publications
See separate document here.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILNE, WILLIAM

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.270
Born at Slains, 1829. Studied at King’s College and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Auchterarder, 1858. Married, 1859, Elsie E. Thomson. Translated, 1874, to Calcutta (European congregation); and to Montreux, 1891.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Slains, Aberdenshire, on 4th June, 1829, the son of James Milne, and Isobel Shand. He matriculated in King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1847 and graduated M.A. in March, 1851.

Marriage
He married Elcy Elizabeth Thomson in Old Machar, Aberdeen, in 1859. She was baptized in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, on 8th March, 1830, the daughter of John Thomson and Anne Angus.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Auchterarder, Perthshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.528). He retired in 1909.

Death
He died in Torquay, Devonshire, England, on 9th July, 1913. His wife died in Rubislaw, Aberdeen, in 1914.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Milne William 16 / 9 / 1913 Rev., M.A., U.F. Church of Scotland, of the U.F. Church of Scotland sanctioned charge at Montreux, Switzerland, d. 09/07/1913 at Southdene, Torquay, Devonshire, Testate. Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories NRS SC70/1/54; Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC70/4/452

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILNE, WILLIAM, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.270
Born at Aberdeen, 1833. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Braco, 1860. Died, 1892.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1833 in Aberdeen, the son of William Milne, hat manufacturer, and Isabella Craig. His birth (or baptism) seems to have been recorded in Aberdeen on 15th September, 1833, where, however, his mother’s name seems to be Craighad. But her death record has Craig.

Education
He matriculated in Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1848 and graduated M.A..

Ministry
He served as assistant in Fordoun, Kincardineshire, and in Marnoch, Banff. He was called to Braco (Ardoch), Perthshire, in January, 1860, and ordained there shortly thereafter. In October, 1891, he was given three months’ leave of absence on health grounds.

Death
He died on 6th August, 1892, at the Free Church Manse, Ardoch, Perthshire, of heart disease (Registration: 1892 328/B 16 Ardoch)

Family
He never married – his mother still being with him up till at least 1891.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: William Milne
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 24/12/1892, Minister of Braco Free Church, Parish of Ardoch, County of Perth, d. 06/08/1892 at Braco aforesaid, testate, Dunblane Sheriff Court, NRS SC44/44/37

Sources
The Caledonian Mercury and Daily Express, Edinburgh, 18th January, 1860; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 8th October, 1891

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILNE, WILLIAM, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.270
Born at Strichen, 1835. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1864, at Invertiel, Kirkcaldy. Married, the same year, Susan A. Hastings; and, 1878, Ann H. Johnstone.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Strichen, Aberdeenshire, about 1835, the son of John Milne, flax mill worker, and Christian Russell. He matriculated at King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1854, and graduated M.A. in March, 1858.

Marriage
He married, firstly, Susan Anne Hastings in Wanlockhead, Dumfries-shire, in 1864. She was born there on 26th June, 1838, the daughter of Thomas Hastings Thomas Hastings, later a Free Church minister, and Margaret Dickson.

He married, secondly, Anne H. Johnston in Scoonie, Fife, in 1878.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Invertiel, Kirkcaldy, Fife. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.362).

Death
He died in Kirkcaldy on 20th May, 1913. His first wife died in Kirkcaldy, Fife, in 1874.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Milne William 11 / 7 / 1913 Rev., M.A., Invertiel U.F. Church, Kirkcaldy, d. 20/05/1913 at Invertiel, Kirkcaldy, Testate. Cupar Sheriff Court NRS SC20/50/95; Cupar Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC20/56/13

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILROY, ANDREW

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.271
Born at Edinburgh, 1801. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Crailing, Roxburghshire, 1829. Married, the same year, Margaret Bryce. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to Henderson Church (later the Free Tron), Edinburgh. Became senior minister, 1864. Died, 1873.

Publication.—Posthumous.—Memorials of a Quiet Ministry : Being the Life and Letters of Andrew Milroy. By his son, A. W. Milroy, M.A.(Oxon).

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1829, Crailing, FES, Vol.2, p.109; Scott, Annals, p.322. In the Free Church, he served in Crailing, Roxburghshire; and Tron, Edinburgh.

Publications – by him
New Statistical Account, January, 1835, Crailing, Vol.3, Roxburgh, p.177
The Scottish Christian Herald, Vol.2, p.17, The Excellence of the Christian‘s Hope; p.361, The Offence of the Cross; Vol.3, p.440, The close of the ministry of John the Baptist; 2nd series, Vol.1, p.808, Christ in the Believer the Hope of Glory

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Andrew Milroy
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 12/8/1873, Minister of Free Tron Church, residing at No.16 South Charlotte Street in Edinburgh, died in Stirling, Inventory, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/163; Minister in Edinburgh , Residing in Forthside near Stirling, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/146
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Milroy or Bryce, Margaret 26/3/1877, residing sometime at 17 Glengyle Terrace, Edinburgh, afterwards at Forthside, Stirling, and thereafter at 3 Bruntsfield Terrace, Edinburgh, widow of Rev. Andrew Milroy, Minister, Free Tron Church, Edinburgh, d. 02/01/1877 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/182; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/166
Memorials of a quiet ministry, being the life and letters of Rev. Andrew Milroy, minister of Free Tron Church, Edinburgh, formerly minister of Crailing, Roxburghshire, Andrew Wallace Milroy, London, James Nisbet, 1876
Robert Atkin, schoolmaster, Answers made by Schoolmasters in Scotland, p.281 [See here Parochial Schools – Queries to which these Answers are a response]
Third Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction: Teinds, Appendix 1, Table 7, p.14

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MILROY, WILLIAM, B.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.271
Born in 1831. Studied at the University, Toronto, and Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Scaurbridge, 1862. Married, 1867, Eliza M’T. Cunningham. Joined the Free Church at the union in 1876. In 1891 he became clerk of Presbytery. Died, 1893.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FRPCS, p.23; Couper, The R.P. Church, p.142. In the Free Church, he served in Penpont—West, Dumfries-shire.

Publications – by him
The unity of the church, Paisley, Alex. Gardner, 1864
Conscience , a discourse, Paisley, 1866
The union question , report of the speeches of the Rev. William Milroy, of Penpont, and the Rev. Thomas Easton, of Stranraer, delivered in the Reformed Presbyterian Synod, in Glasgow, on the 8th of May 1872, Newton Stewart, Printed at the “Galloway Gazette” Office, 1872
A Scottish Communion, Paisley, Alexander Gardner, 1882

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 12/4/1893, Scarbridge Manse, Parish of Penpont, County of Dumfries, d. 18/02/1893 at Scarbridge Manse aforesaid, testate, Inventory only, Dumfries Sheriff Court, NRS SC15/41/23

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MINTO, PATRICK WOOD

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.271
Born at Alloa, 1840. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Inverurie, 1868. Married, the same year, Mary Isabella Minto; and, 1891, Isabella Fraser. Became minister at Cannes, France, 1885.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, on 31st August and baptized on 16th September, 1840, the son of John Minto, surgeon, and Mary Fuller. He studied at New College, Edinburgh, 1863-1867.

Marriage
He married, firstly, Mary Isabella Minto. She was born in Grahamstown, South Africa, about 1840. She was probably the daughter of James Clepham Minto who married in Grahamstown in 1831 and raised a family there. Moreover, he died in Brighton, England, as did Mary Isabella. If so, Mary Isabella and Patrick Wood Minto were first cousins.

He married, secondly, Isabella Fraser. She was the daughter of Alexander Fraser and his wife Mary.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.526).

Death
He died in Cannes on 7th March, 1914. His first wife died in Brighton, Sussex, England, in 1889. His second wife died on 6th February, 1935, and was buried in Cimetière Du Grand Jas, Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Minto Patrick Wood 16 / 6 / 1914 Rev., U.F. Church of Scotland, The Manse, Cannes, France, d. 07/03/1914 at Cannes, Testate. Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories NRS SC70/1/553; Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC70/4/460

Memorials of the Late Rev P W Minto of Cannes, William Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1914

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MINTY, GEORGE CUMMING

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.271
Born in Aberdeenshire, 1831. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Cambuslang, 1859. Married, 1860, Caroline E. Hood. Left for Victoria, 1862. Settled at Chiltern, 1863; and at Newstead, 1867. Resigned, 1870.

Supplementary Information
George Cummings Minty

Background
He was born on 15th June, 1832, in Aberdeen, the son of James Minty and Ann Thomson.

Education
He matriculated at King’s College, Aberdeen in 1846 and graduated M.A. in 1850.

Marriage
He married Caroline Elizabeth Hird on 21st June, 1860, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen. She was born on 15th February and baptized on 7th May, 1834, in Manningham, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, the daughter of Sutcliffe Hird, comber, and his wife Sarah.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Aberdeen on 4th August, 1857. He was minister in Cambuslang, Glasgow, 1859-62. He was received by the Presbytery of Melbourne, Victoria, on 5th November, 1862. In the Presbyterian Church of Victoria he was inducted in Chiltern on 12th February, 1863, and continued there till 12th February, 1866. He served in Newstead from 26th March, 1867, till 18th October, 1870, when he resigned. He was suspended sine die on 5th June, 1871, for intemperance.

Death
He died on 3rd September, 1885, in Melbourne, Victoria. His wife died in 1870 in Victoria.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James George Minty born on 16th March, 1861, in Cambuslang, Glasgow. He married Emily Williamson in 1882 in Victoria. He died on 25th August, 1936, in Victoria.

(2) Joseph Hird Minty born in 1863 in Chiltern, Victoria. He died there that year.

(3) William Hird Minty born in 1864 in Chiltern, Victoria. He died in 1909 in Kenmore Hills, Victoria.

(4) Caroline Turner Minty born in 1866 in Williamstown, Victoria. She married Theodore William Kross in 1887 in Victoria. Caroline Minty or Cross died in 1928 in Victoria.

(5) Eliza Minty born in 1868 in Newstead, Victoria. She died there that year.

Sources
Ancientfaces; The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 23rd January, 1863

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MITCHELL, ALEXANDER

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.271
Born at Clatt, Aberdeenshire, 1850. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kinghorn, Ladyburn, 1886. Married, 1887, Margaret R. Robertson.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Kinghorn, Fife. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.360 (twice) – on the second occasion a short biography is given). He retired in 1926 and died in 1927.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MITCHELL, ALEXANDER, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.271
Born at Avoch, 1855. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Linlithgow, 1883.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Avoch, Ross and Cromarty, on 23rd July, 1855, the son of Robert Mitchell, draper, and Isabella Walker. He studied at Glasgow University and graduated M.A. in 1879.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Linlithgow, West Lothian. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.52).

Death
He died in Linlithgow on 29th April, 1921.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Mitchell Alexander 18 / 10 / 1921 Rev. U.F. High Church, Linlithgow, d. 29/04/1921 at Linlithgow, Testate. Linlithgow Sheriff Court NRS SC41/53/28

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MITCHELL, ALEXANDER S., M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.271
Born in Aberdeenshire, 1831. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Orwell (Milnathort), 1859. Married, 1860, Catherine M. M’Gregor; and, afterwards, Ann W. Inglis. Died, 1882.

Supplementary Information
Alexander Smith Mitchell

Background
He was born (or baptised) on 26th April, 1832, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the son of John Mitchell, builder, later architect, and Margaret Ross.

Education
He matriculated at Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1848 and graduated M.A.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Catherine MacGregor on 7th January, 1860, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She was baptized on 26th June, 1834, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the daughter of Duncan MacGregor, silk manufacturer, and Esther Henderson.

(2) Ann Wemyss Inglis on 15th December, 1869, in Leuchars, Fife (Registrtion: 1869 445/ 9 Leuchars). She was born on 11th and baptized on 30th November, 1836, in Moonzie, Fife, the daughter of Henry Inglis, proprietor, and Ann Thomson.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Orwell (Milnathort), Kinross-shire.

Death
He died suddenly on 17th June, 1882, at the Free Church Manse, Milnathort, Orwell, Kinross-shire. Catherine MacGregor or Mitchell died there in 1867. Ann Wemyss Inglis died on 1st February, 1924, in Forgan, Fife.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) John Mitchell born on 23rd January, 1861, in Orwell, Kinross-shire. He was in Bombay, India, when his father died.

(2) Duncan MacGregor Mitchell born on 1st February, 1863, in Orwell, Kinross-shire. He married Ann Stewart in 1896 in Forfar, Angus. He died in 1940 in Fordoun, Kincardineshire.

(3) Alexander Ross Mitchell born on 21st February, 1865, in Orwell, Kinross-shire. He married Laura Backhouse in the 3rd quarter of 1893 in Holborn, London, England. He was of the Grange Hotel, Harrogate, Yorkshire, and died on 28th July, 1946, in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England.

(4) Patrick MacGregor Mitchell born on 27th March, 1867, in Orwell, Kinross-shire. He died there that same year.

And by his second wife:

(5) Robert Thomson Mitchell born on 18th February, 1871, in Orwell, Kinross-shire. He married Alexandrina Fergusson. He died in 1963 in Kilmany, Fife. A monument to his family was erected in the cemetery in Cupar, Fife (Findagrave)

(6) Mary Wemyss Mitchell born on 19th October, 1873, in Orwell, Kinross-shire. She died in 1951 in Glenisla, Angus.

Publication – by him
A speech on Union, delivered in the Free Presbytery of Kinross, 9th January 1871, Kinross , G. Barnet, 1871

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Alexander S. Mitchell
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 15/9/1882, Minister, Free Church, Orwell, County of Kinross, d. 17/06/1882 at Free Church Manse, Milnathort, testate, Inventory, Kinross Sheriff Court, NRS SC22/44/8
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Mitchell or Ingils, Anne Wemyss, 20/5/1924, Orwell, East Newport, d. 01/02/1924 at East Newport, testate, Cupar Sheriff Court, NRS SC20/50/111 and NRS SC20/56/24

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MITCHELL, DAVID

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.271
Born at Madderty, 1797. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. For some time Mr. Mitchell acted as missionary in Edinburgh, and also at Pulteneytown. Ordained at St. Luke’s, Glasgow, 1843. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Young, and, 1859, Marion Wilson. Became senior minister, 1867. Died, 1882.

Publications. — Christian Fidelity in the House of Mourning. Prophetical Utterances and their Accomplishment.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1839, Pulteneytown, FES, Vol.7, p.131. “David Mitchell, Wick” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. In the Free Church, he served in St. Luke’s, Glasgow.

Publications – by him
Christian fidelity in the house of mourning, Edinburgh, 1849
Prophetical utterances and their accomplishment, Edinburgh, Duncan Grant, 1870
Pastoral recollections and sermons, Paisley, Parlane, 1882
The Scottish Christian Herald, Vol.1, p.651, The Ass; Vol.2, p.7, The Hart; p.94, The Vine; p.279, The Sheep; p.454, The Serpent; Vol.3, p.125, The Eagle; p.215, Gold; p.381, The Olive; 2nd series, Vol.1, p.435, The Seasons as known to the Hebrews: winter and cold; 2nd series, Vol.2, p.558, The Seasons as Known to the Hebrews, Harvest; p.573, Summer and Heat; The Natural History of Man, illustrative of the Oracles of God, pp. 708 and 788

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: David Mitchell
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 30/6/1882, minister of Free St Luke’s, Glasgow, residing at Ivy Lodge, Bridge of Allan, d. 25/03/1882 at Bridge of Allan, testate, spouse of (1) Mrs Elizabeth Young or Mitchell and (2) Mrs Maria Wilson or Mitchell, Inventory; Extract Registered Trust Disposition and Settlement; Codicils, Stirling Sheriff Court, NRS SC67/36/76
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Mitchell alias Young, Elizabeth, Mrs, 1/12/1854, spouse of Revd David Mitchell of Free St Luke’s Church Glasgow, residing at 33 Monteith Row, Glasgow, Inventory, Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories,NRS SC36/48/41
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Mitchell or Wilson, Marion, Mrs, 22/9/1869, wife of Revd. David Mitchell, minister of Free Saint Luke’s, in Glasgow, died at Bridge of Allan, co Stirling, Inventory; Extract Registered Trust Disposition and Settlement; Supplementary Deed of Settlelment, Stirling Sheriff Court, NRS SC67/36/57

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MITCHELL, DAVID

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.271
Born at Aberdeen, 1806. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. He signed the Probationers’ Resolutions in 1843. Laboured as missionary, and subsequently as chaplain in Aberdeen. Ordained at Blairdaff, Aberdeenshire, 1843. Married, 1861, Jane Rothnie. For some years was clerk of the Free Church Presbytery of Garioch. Died, 1876.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1841, Blairdaff, FES, Vol.6, p.148. “David Mitchell, Blairdaff” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. In the Free Church, he served in Blairdaff, Aberdeenshire.

Publication – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Sites, 11th May, 1846, NRS GD112/51/209

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: David Mitchell
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 28/7/1876, minister of the Free Church at Blairdaff, residing at Woodend Cottage, Hill of Fetternear in the parish of Chapel of Garioch, d. 31/05/1876 at Woodend Cottage, testate, spouse of Jane Rothnie or Mitchell, Extract Inventory, Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC1/36/79; 1/8/1876, Will, Aberdeen Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC1/37/78
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Mitchell or Rothnie, Jane 22/12/1891, Ocean View, Stonehaven, County of Kincardine, widow, d. 23/11/1891 at Ocean View, intestate, Stonehaven Sheriff Court, NRS SC5/41/33

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MITCHELL, DAVID

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.271
Born at Almondbank, Perthshire, 1847. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkurd, Peeblesshire, 1877. Married, 1886, Mary E. Middleton. Died, 1896.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 8th January, 1847, at Almond Bank, Methven, Perthshire, the son of David Mitchell and Elizabeth Laing. His father died while he was young and his mother moved with the family first to Pitcairngreen, then to Perth, and finally to Edinburgh. He was a grocer’s apprentice before commencing his studies.

Education
He took his Arts course in Edinburgh and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1873-77.

Marriage
He married Mary Elizabeth Middleton in 1886 in Muiravonside, Stirlingshire. She was born on 19th September, 1860, in Blythswood, Glasgow, the daughter of George Marshall Middleton and Jessie Paterson. George Middleton was a United Presbyterian minister in Kinross and Glasgow (see Small, History, Vol.2, p.64) and brother of R.T. Middleton, M.P.

Ministry
He worked in Free St Stephen’s and Stockbridge as a student missionary. He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 16th May, 1877. He served as an assistant to James Hood Wilson in the Barclay Church, Edinburgh, before ordination in Kirkurd, Peebles-shire, in 1877. He received various calls while in Kirkurd: to be colleague and successor to David Thorburn, South Leith, Edinburgh, in 1880; to North Bute in 1887; and to Gorbals, Glasgow, in 1894 – but he remained in Kirkurd.

Death
He died on 7th June, 1896, at Minden – the home of his friend Mr Henry Ballantyne in Peebles. He had preached twice that day – once in Kirkurd and once in Peebles, and had stayed on till the evening to attend a public meeting there. While driving home, his horse shied; he was then taken ill and they returned to Peebles, where he died – of longstanding heart trouble. He was buried in Kirkurd churchyard on 11th June. “As a preacher he was very popular, and was a very fluent and racy platform speaker. He took an active part in political affairs. As a Liberal he was well known beyond the bounds of the Peebles-shire.” His wife died in 1925 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) David Cecil Mitchell born about 1887 in Newlands, Peebles-shire. He was for a time an army chaplain, and minister in Peebles. See Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.416.

Publication – by him
In memory of the Rev. David Mitchell, Kirkurd, Edinburgh, Andrew Elliot, 1897

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: David Mitchell
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 31/7/1896, of the Free Church, Kirkurd, Peeblesshire, d. 07/06/1896 at Peebles, intestate, Peebles Sheriff Court, NRS SC42/20/14

Sources
Historyofpeebles; Discovery; Glasgow Herald, 5th September, 1894; 9th June, 1896

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MITCHELL, DAVID GIBB

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.272
Born in Kincardineshire, 1862. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cramond, 1890. Married, 1899, Anna M. Pirie.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Cramond, Edinburgh. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.2, where a short biography is given). He died in 1921.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MITCHELL, HUGH, LL.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.272
Born at Aberdeen, 1822. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and completed his course in connection with the Free Church. Ordained, 1848, at Craig (Ferryden). Married, 1888, Christian B. Smith. Dr. Mitchell was an ardent student of science, specially of geology. His collection of fossils is now in the Natural History Department of the British Museum, and the names of his specimens occupy nearly seven pages of the catalogue. Became senior minister, 1893. Died, 1894.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 19th June, 1822, in Aberdeen, son of Thomas Mitchell and Rachel Morren. His father was manager of Blackie Brothers, Engineers.

Education
He was educated privately and then at Aberdeen Grammar School. He studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1837 and graduated M.A. in 1841. He was half way through his Divinity course when the Disruption took place. He received the LL.D. degree from Aberdeen University in 1874 in recognition of his studies in Geology.

Marriage
He married Christian Birnie Smith in 1888 in Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen. She was born about 1841 in New Machar, Aberdeen, the daughter of George Smith, master shoemaker, and Christian Jamieson.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1845 by the Free Presbytery of Aberdeen. In the Free Church, he served in various places as assistant till being ordained in Craig, Angus, in 1848. He was for years Clerk to both the Synod of Angus and Mearns, and the Presbytery of Brechin. On 28th September, 1893, George Williams was ordained there as his colleague and successor and he then moved to Aberdeen.

Death
He died on 10th November, 1894, at his home i Kildare Cottage, King Street Road, Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, and he was buried in St Peter’s Cemetery there. He was “a very hard working and enthusiastic psator”. His wife died in 1931 in Glengairn, Aberdeenshire.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Publication – by him
A brief memorial of the Rev. Hugh Mitchell, M.A., LL.D., Ferryden Free Church, Montrose, Aberdeen, John Avery, 1896

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Hugh Mitchell
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 15/11/1895, LLD, Free Church minister at Craig, Montrose, latterly residing at Kildare Cottage, King Street Road, Aberdeen, d. 10/11/1894 at Kildare Cottage, testate, spouse of Christian Birnie Smith or Mitchell, Extract Inventory, Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC1/36/126; Will, Aberdeen Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC1/37/116

Source
Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 12th November, 1894; 15th November, 1894

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MITCHELL, JAMES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.272
Born near Stirling, 1800. Ordained, 1822, as an agent of the Scottish Missionary Society, and stationed at Bankote, sixty miles south of Bombay. In 1835 he, along with other missionaries of the Society, became an agent of the Church of Scotland Mission. As a missionary of the Free Church he laboured in the Poona district. Died, 1866.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1822, Missionary, FES, Vol.7, p.702

Family
Shaw Tree.

There are two matters that require explanation here.

Firstly, FES is mistake in giving his first wife as Margaret. The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany, Volume 8, gives this death notice in 1832: “At the parsonage, Dapooly, Jessie, wife of the Rev. James Mitchell, of the Scottish mission, Bankote, aged 34.” She was Jessie Kinnaird.

Secondly, the Index of Wills etc, mentioned below, is mistaken in giving his second wife’s name as Margaret Mitchell or Robertson. In her death record in London, her name is recorded as Margaret Robertson Mitchell. This means that, although not given in her birth record in the Old Parish Records, Robertson is her middle name. This is entirely credible as her grand-mother was Margaret Robertson.

Publication – by him
Unto the Committee of the Venerable the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, the petition of the Scottish missionaries in the Presidency of Bombay in the East Indies, with others, 1834

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: James Mitchell
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Mitchell or Robertson, Margaret, 17/10/1890, 5 Lower Joppa, Portobello, widow of Rev. James Mitchell of Poona, India, d. 14/08/1890 at London, testate, Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/247

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MITCHELL, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.272
Born at Edinburgh, 1842. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lauder, 1873. Died, 1882.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1842 in Edinburgh, the son of Robert Mitchell, surveyor, gas light company, and Isabella Glover.

Education
He was admitted to the Edinburgh Dialectic Society, 21st November, 1863 (see History of the Dialectic Society, p.215). He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1865-69.

Ministry
A John Mitchell was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 30th June, 1869. He was ordained in Lauder, Berwickshire, in 1873, as colleague and successor to Thomas Waters, who died in 1876.

Death
He died in 1882 in Lauder, Berwickshire.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 13/3/1882, Minister, Free Church, Lauder, d. 29/01/1882 at Lauder, testate, Confirmation of Executors only, Duns Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC60/44/7; Inventory; Will and Testament, Duns Sheriff Court, NRS SC60/41/30

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MITCHELL, JOHN MURRAY, LL.D. (Aberdeen)

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.272
Born at Aberdeen, 1815. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1838, missionary to Western India. Married, 1842, Maria H. M. Flyter. In 1863 the illness of Mrs. Mitchell led to retirement from India and to his settlement at Broughty-Ferry, East. In 1867 death and sickness in the missionary staff at Calcutta led Dr. Mitchell to resign his home charge and go out to the Indian capital, where he became Principal of Duff College. During the seven years of his second stay in the East, Dr. Mitchell rendered important service to the educated portion of the community. He also aided in founding the Nagpur and Jalna Bethel Missions, and in consolidating the mission to the Santals. Dr. Mitchell left India in January 1875. In 1883 he took charge of the winter services at Cannes, and thereafter he conducted those at Nice for upwards of ten years. In 1900 Dr. Mitchell was present at the great Union Assembly in the Edinburgh Waverley Market, when to him was assigned the honour of moving the adoption of the Uniting Act. Dr. Mitchell was an accomplished scholar in the Marathi, Sanscrit, Zend, and Persian languages. For many years he acted as Government Civil Service examiner in the first-named tongue.

Publications.— Life of Robert Nesbit. Letters to Indian Youth. Hinduism, Past and Present. Elements of Christian Truth. In Western India: Recollections of My Early Missionary Life. Foreign Missions of the Protestant Churches.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1838, Missionary, FES, Vol.7, p.702. His ministry in Nice was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.528). He retired in 1898 and died in 1904.

Family
Bayne Tree.

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 20/1/1905, LL.D., 44 Heriot Row, Edinburgh, d. 14/11/1904 at Edinburgh, testate, Confirmation ad omissa granted 17/06/1907, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/441; Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/363; 1/12/1905, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/451; 17/6/1907, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/469
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Mitchell or Flyter, Maria Hay Mackenzie Murray, 10/5/1907, 44 Heriot Row, Edinburgh, widow of Rev. John Murray Mitchell, LL.D., d. 31/03/1907 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/468; Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/387

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MITCHELL, ROBERT, B.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.272
Born in Aberdeenshire. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Low Waters, Hamilton, 1897.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1870, the son of Robert Mitchell, plumber, and Margaret Brown. He attended Harris Academy, Dundee. He studied at the United College, St Andrews, Fife, 1887-1891, and graduated M.A. on 14th April, 1892. He studied at St Mary’s College there 1890-1891 and graduated B.D. on 29th March, 1895.

Marriage
He married Jane Mackill in St Rollox, Glasgow, in 1906. She was born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, in 1870, the son of Robert Cathcart Mitchell, chemist and druggist, and Jane Richmond.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Low Waters, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.189). Thereafter he served in Lochee Road, Dundee, from 1913 (FUFC, p.385). One source says he resigned his charge in 1916.

Death
He died in Dunoon, Argyll, on 26th September, 1928. His wife died in Milton, Glasgow, in 1954.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MITCHELL, ROBERT ALEXANDER, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.272
Born at Nairn, 1837. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, and University, Berlin. Ordained at Carnbee, 1864. Translated, 1869, to East Kilbride. Married, 1872, Agnes Young. Translated, 1877, to Gilcomston, Aberdeen. Died, 1897.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 6th February and baptized on 18th March, 1837, in Nairn, the son of Lewis Dunbar Mitchell, an officer in the Royal Navy, and Amelia Falconer. Lewis Dunbar Mitchell was a son of Donald Mitchell, minister of Ardclach, Nairnshire (FES, Vol.6, p.431); and brother of Donald Mitchell missionary to India (FES, Vol.7, p.701).

Education
He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1859 and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1857-62. He studied on the continent under Lange, Ritschl and Dorner.

Marriage
He married Agnes Young on 10th April, 1872, at the Presbyterian Church, Regent Square, London, England. She was born on 2nd August, 1849, in London, England, and was baptized in Regent Square Presbyterian Church, there, the daughter of Adam Young and Jessie Campbell. Adam Young was, at the time of his daughter’s marriage, Secretary to the Board of Inland Revenue, and resided at 13 Richmond Crecent.

Ministry
A Robert Mitchell was licensed by the Presbytery of Edinburgh on 14th July, 1864. He was for a time assistant to Robert Smith Candlish, minister of Free St George’s, Edinburgh. He was ordained in Carnbee, Fife, on 17th November, 1864. He was translated to East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, on 4th February, 1869. He was translated to Gilcomston, Aberdeen in 1877 as colleague and successor to Walter McGilvray, who died in 1880.

Death
He lived at 13 Victoria Street, Aberdeen, and died there on 31st October, 1897.

Family
They had an adopted daughter. She was born Berta Scott Proctor in 1881 in Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire. In 1911 she was living in London, England – a governess. She married Harold Price in the 2nd quarter of 1917 in Islington, London, England.

Publications – by him
The resurrection of the Lord Jesus, a sermon preached before the Free Synod of Fife on the 13th October 1868, Edinburgh, Andrew Elliot, 1868
Looking unto Jesus and living unto Jesus, two sermons, Glasgow, David Bryce & Son, 1871
Sin condemned by the mission of the son, a sermon preached before the Free Synod of Aberdeen, on the 8th of April, 1890, Aberdeen, D. Wyllie & Son, 1890

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Robert A. Mitchell
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 21/9/1898, M.A., sometime Free Church minister, East Kilbride, thereafter of Gilcomston Free Church, Aberdeen, residing at 13 Victoria Street there, d. 31/10/1897 at Aberdeen, testate, Extract Inventory, Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC1/36/135; Will, Aberdeen Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC1/37/119

Source
The Morning Post, London, England, 13th April, 1872, p.7

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MITCHELL, THOMAS

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.272
Born in Ayrshire, 1863. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Cowdenbeath, 1896. Married, the same year, Margaret Towers Marshall.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Cowdenbeath, Fife. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.346). Thereafter he served in Martyrs’, Glasgow, from 1902 (FUFC, p.232, where a short biography is given).

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MITCHELL, WILLIAM CHISHOLM, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.273
Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Greenock, North, 1900.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in North, Greenock, Renfrewshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.158). Thereafter he served in Larbert East from 1911 (FUFC, p.50, where a short biography is given). He retired in 1925.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MITCHELL, WILLIAM KINNAIRD

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.273
Born, 1827. Son of the Rev. J. Mitchell, Poona. Ordained missionary to Poona, 1852. Married, the same year, Mary MacLeod Mackenzie. By medical orders Mr. Mitchell returned to Europe, 1857. Settled at Cluny, 1859. Retired, 1871. Died, 1876.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in 1827 in Bankote, India, the son of James Mitchell, missionary, and Jessie Kinnaird. In his memoir of Rev. David Simpson, Mitchell says that this David Simpson is his uncle.

The most likely explanation of this relationship is that David Simpson married Jane Kinnaird from Edinburgh in 1825. A James Mitchell married Jessie Kinnaird in Edinburgh in 1822. If these women were sisters and James Mitchell is the Indian missionary then David Simpson is William Kinnaird Mitchell’s uncle by marriage.

However, the difficulty is that FES says that James Mitchell’s first wife was called Margaret.

On the other hand, FES is not infallible, and The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany, Volume 8, gives this death notice in 1832: “At the parsonage, Dapooly, Jessie, wife of the Rev. James Mitchell, of the Scottish mission, Bankote, aged 34.” Hence we can say that the sister of Jessie Kinnaird, William Kinnaird Mitchell’s mother, married David Simpson.

For some family connections, see the Shaw Tree.

Education
He matriculated at Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1841 and graduated M.A.. A William Kinnaird Mitchell enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1845-46; and 1857-60.

Marriage
He married Mary Macleod Mackenzie on 8th August, 1852, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was born on 2nd and baptized on 16th May, 1830, in Elgin, Moray, the daughter of Malcolm Mackenzie and Eliza Mitchell.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Aberdeen in 1850. In the Free Church, he served in Cluny, Aberdeenshire.

Death
He died on 1st June, 1876, at his home, 4 Lindsay Place, Edinburgh (Registration: 1876 685/4 353 St Giles). His wife died on 14th March, 1873, at 14 Craigie Terrace, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Elisa M. Mitchell born about 1853 in India.

(2) Mary Jane Simpson Mitchell born about 1855 in Poona, India. She married Duncan Stewart, a Free Church minister, in 1890 in Hawick, Roxburghshire. She died in 1922 in Rubislaw, Aberdeen.

(3) James Henry Micthell born on 9th October, 1858, in Old Machar, Aberdeen.

(4) Davinia Simpson Mitchell born on 5th January, 1863, in Cluny, Aberdeenshire. She died in 1942 in Haymarket, Edinburgh.

Publication – by him
Rev. David Simpson, A.M., minister of Trinity Free Church, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, A. and R. Milne, 1865

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 4/4/1877, Rev., 4 Lindsay Place, Edinburgh, d. 01/06/1876 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/182; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/166

Source
The Dundee Courier & Argus, 17th March, 1873

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MITCHELL, WILLIAM LAMB

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.273
Born at Glenisla, 1803. Studied at the University, St. Andrews. Licensed by the Presbytery of Meigle, 1832, he became town missionary in Dundee. Ordained, 1838, at Holburn, Aberdeen. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1874. Died, 1880.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1838, Holburn, Aberdeen, FES, Vol.6, p.10. In the Free Church, he served in Holburn, Aberdeen.

Publication – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Maynooth grant and Sunday trains, 24th April, 1845 NRS GD112/51/183

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: William Lamb Mitchell.
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 6/9/1880, minister, Holburn Free Church, Aberdeen, d. 15/05/1880 at 34 Victoria Street West Aberdeen, intestate, Extract Inventory, Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC1/36/87

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MOFFAT, WILLIAM

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.273
Born at Kirkintilloch, 1810. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Cairnie, 1843. Became senior minister, 1885. Died, 1886.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 7th July, 1810, in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, the son of Thomas Moffat, spirit merchant, and Margaret Duncan.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1825.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Cairnie, Aberdeenshire. On 25th June, 1886, George Watson Alison was ordained there as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died on 15th September, 1886, at 20 Ibrox Terrace, Govan, Glasgow. After his death, in 1892, a legal action was raised by his Trustees in connection with coaled mined on his land in Kirkintilloch. The mining company paid £1,000 in settlement of the claim.

Family
There is no evidence that he married.

Publications
See separate document here.

Source
The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 7th January, 1892, p.3

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MOFFAT, WILLIAM

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.273
Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained as missionary to Madras, 1854. Married, 1858, Eliza Moffat. Died, 1859.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 10th August, 1823, in Wanlockhead, Dumfries-shire, the son of John Moffat, mason, and Agnes Weir.

Education
A William Moffat enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1850-54, but he is said to have been from Newry, Ireland.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Moffat on 23rd June, 1858, at the bride’s home, 8 Duke Street, Edinburgh (Registration: 1858 685/7 71 Heriot and Warriston). She was born (or baptised) on 10th July, 1832, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the daughter of James Moffat, merchant, and Jessie Kemp.

Ministry
He was ordained on 28th November, 1854. He settled in Madras; returned to Scotland and went back to India, with his wife, arriving there on 25th November, 1858.

Death
He died on 3rd August, 1859, in Madras, India – from congestion of the liver.

His widow was about to be married to Alexander B. MacCallum, a fellow missionary in India, when he suddenly died.

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 6/1/1860, of the Free Church of Scotland residing at No.124 Princes Street in Edinburgh latterly in Madras India, Inventory, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/103; “MD with Elizabeth Moffat, spouse”, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/68

Sources
Hunter, History of the Missions, pp.182-190; Allens Indian Mail, September 21, 1859, p.7

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MOFFATT, JAMES, D.D., D.Litt.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.273
Born at Glasgow. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Dundonald, Ayrshire, 1896. Married, the same year, Mary Keith.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Dundonald, Ayrshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.128). Thereafter he served in Broughty Ferry East from 1907 (FUFC, p.379). In 1912 he was appointed Yates Professor of Greek in Mansfield College, Oxford, England, and in 1915 he became Professor of Church History in the Glasgow UF College (FUFC, p.581, where a short biography is given). He resigned on appointment to the Chair of Church History in Union Theological Seminary, New York, USA.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MOIR, ALEXANDER FORBES, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.273
Born at Strathdon, 1822. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Fergus, 1848. Married, 1850, Elspeth Kay. Translated, 1860, to Woodside Church, Aberdeen. Became senior minister, 1895.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, on 27th December, 1822, the son of James Moir and Jean Kellas. He matriculated in King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1837. He studied at New College, Edinburgh, 1845-1847.

Marriage
He married Elspeth Hay. She was baptized in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, on 20th February, 1824, the daughter of John Hay and Elspet Watt.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in St. Fergus, Aberdeenshire; and Woodside, Aberdeen. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.414).

Death
He died in Peterculter, Kincardineshire, on 26th September, 1907. His wife died in Woodside, Aberdeen, in 1888.

Family
They had issue, born in St Fergus, including:
(1) Alexander Forbes Adam Moir baptized on 16th November, 1851. He became a Free Church minister.

(2) James Moir baptized on 1st December, 1852. He married Isabella Jack in St Fergus in 1873. He was a farmer. He died there in 1925.

(3) John Hay Moir baptized on 11th December, 1853. He married Margaret Ann Watson in Fraserburgh in 1881. He died in Burton, Derbyshire, in 1911.

(4) George Watt Moir born in 1855.

(5) Thomas Wilson Gibson Moir born in 1857.

(6) Robert Harvey Moir born on 3rd May, 1859. He died in 1946 and was buried in Port Elizabeth, South Africa Eggsa).

And in Aberdeen, including:
(7) Jemima Moir born in 1860. She married John McKenzie in Aberdeen in 1888. She died in Alford, Aberdeenshire, in 1918.

(8) Elsie Moir born in 1861. She died in Aberdeen in 1932.

(9) John Hay Moir born in 1862.

(10) William Donald Moir born in 1863.

(11) Francis Walker Moir born on 8th September, 1865. He was a medical practitioner. He served in the Boer (the Anglo-Boer or South African) War. He did great medical work in the Gold Coast (Ghana). Dr. Francis Walker Moir died at Ahwaz, Persia, of pneumonia, aged 50 (The Aberdeen University Review p.94).

(12) Sophia Cooper Moir born in 1866. She died in New Machar, Aberdeen, in 1936.

(13) Walter McGillivray Moir born in 1868. He died in Aberdeen in 1931.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Moir Alexander Forbes 20 / 11 / 1907 Rev. Senior Minister of the Free Church Congregation, Woodside, Aberdeen, Baillieswell otherwise designated Woodbine Bieldside, latterly St Devenick Terrace, Cults, Parish of Peterculter, d. 26/09/1907 at St Devenick’s Terrace Testate. Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories NRS SC1/36/156; Aberdeen Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC1/37/128

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MOIR, ALEXANDER FORBES ADAM

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.273
Born at St. Fergus, 1850. Son of the foregoing. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ballater, 1876, and went to Rangoon, 1887.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized in St Fergus, Banffshire, on 16th November, 1851, the son of Alexander Forbes Moir, Free Church minister, and Elspet Hay.

Marriage
She is said to have married Aline Everett Penel Lafosse.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Ballater, Aberdeenshire. In the United Free Church he served in Nice from 1912 to 1915 (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.528).

Death
He is said to have died in Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France, in 1926.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MOIR, ALEXANDER HENDERSON

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.273
Born at Aberdeen, 1843. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Aboyne, 1871. Married, 1880, Harriet Michie. Died, 1899.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 20th October, 1843, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the son of John Moir, messenger at arms, and Jane Gault. He was the brother of James Moir, a Free Church minister.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School. He studied at Aberdeen University and at the Free Church College there.

Marriage
He married Harriet Michie on 21st March, 1880, in Birse, Aberdeenshire. She was born on 17th February, 1853, in Birse, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of Harry Michie, general merchant, and Elizabeth Coutts. She was a brother of Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, on 11th May, 1871. He remained there despite receiving a call from the Bow Presbyterian Church, London, England, in 1886.

Death
He died on 1st March, 1899, in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. His wife died in 1942 in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Henrietta Elizabeth Henderson Moir born in 1885 in Birse, Aberdeenshire. She died there on 29th October, 1897.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Alexander Henderson Moir.
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 20/4/1899 minister of the Free Church of Scotland, Aboyne, resided at the Free Church Manse, Aboyne, parish of Aboyne, d. 01/03/1899 at Aboyne, intestate, spouse of Mrs Harriet Michie or Moir, Extract Inventory, Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC1/36/136

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MOIR, CHARLES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.273
Ordained, 1850, for Penang. Returned to Scotland, and thereafter went to Australia, where he was settled at St. Kilda. Retired, 1872.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1823 in Aberdeenshire. He may have been the son of Charles Moir and Ann Smith. Certainly their son Charles was a student in 1841.

Education
It is probable that he is the Charles Moir who enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1845-46.

Marriage
He married Jane Drew on 29th December, 1850, in Glasgow. She was born about 1829 in Lanarkshire, the daughter of John Drew, manufacturer of japan ware, and Grace Baird.

Ministry
He was ordained on 20th December, 1851, by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow with a view to his settlement at Penang, to which he had been appointed by the Colonial Committee. He sailed shortly thereafter for Penang.

Prior to going to Australia he was resident in Lausanne, Switzerland, and held services there which he then asked the Free Church Colonial Committee to continue.

He was with the Free Presbyterian Church of Victoria, Majority Synod, which became the Presbyterian Church of Victoria in 1859. He served in St Kilda from 19th March, 1858, till 13th March, 1872.

In March, 1871, leave of absence was granted to him, for twelve months, to visit Europe, under medical advice, on account of his wife’s health. But he was no sooner back when he resigned his charge on the promise of £600 being paid to him by the congregation within 21 days! The reason stated for his resignation was the state of his wife’s health and the need for her to be in a European climate. But the congregation, in consultation with a deputation from the Presbytery, respond positively. They agree to pay £700 “in acknowledgement of his long and faithful labours in the district, and the expenditure which he had incurred in connection with the manse.”

He became minister of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Chatham, Kent, England, on his return.

Death
He died on 16th July, 1883, at Portchester, Hants, England. He donated his library to the Library of the English Presbyterian Church. His widow lived at Osborne Park, Belfast, and latterly at Methillfield, James Street, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, where she died on 9th November, 1895, of carcinoma of the liver, 4 months 9 days (Registration: 1895 503/ 171 Row or Rhu).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Charles Moir. He died in 1858 in Victoria.

(2) Jane Drew Moir born in 1858 in Victoria. She died there the following year.

(3) James Moir born on 27th January, 1860, in St Kilda, Victoria. He graduated M.B., C.M., from Aberdeen University in 1883. He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1886 till 1906.

(4) John Drew Moir born on 7th September, 1861, in Melbourne, Victoria. He graduated M.B., C.M., from Aberdeen University in 1883. He married Sarah Jane Constance Pretender Allaway in the 4th quarter of 1889 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1885 till 1905 and was involved in the Egyptian Campaign and in the Boer War. He died in the 1st quarter of 1928 in Kensington, London, England.

(5) Margaret Ann Moir born in 1864 in Victoria. She married John Gardiner Austin at St Margaret’s Wstminter, London, England, on 3rd May, 1898.

(6) Mary Jane Moir born in 1866 in Victoria. She died there the following year.

(7) Catherine Elise Moir born about 1873, in Chatham, Kent, England.

A grand-daughter, Grace Swanston Shearman McDowall was born in Medway, Kent, England, in 1876. This suggests that there was an older daughter not yet identified.

Publication – by him
Our Presbyterian Church, London, James Nisbet, 1874

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Moir or Drew, Jane, 18/11/1896, sometime residing at Osborne Park, Belfast, afterwards at Methilfield, Helensburgh, widow of Rev. Charles Moir, Rome House, Chatham, Kent, d. 09/11/1895 at Helensburgh, testate, Dumbarton Sheriff Court, NRS SC65/34/42

Sources
The Home and Foreign Missionary Record of the Free Church of Scotland, 1871, p.33; The Age, 6th July, 1872; Hamilton, A Jubilee History, pp.90, 304, 313; Rootsweb; The Aberdeen Journal, 1st May, 1872; The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 27th July, 1883; Liverpool Mercury, Lancashire, England, 2nd May, 1884; Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle, Portsmouth, England, 13th March, 1886; The Morning Post, London, England, 4th May, 1898, p.1

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MOIR, GEORGE, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.273
Born, 1807. Ordained at New Machar, 1840. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1857.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1840, New Machar, FES, Vol.6, p.68. In the Free Church, he served in New Machar, Aberdeenshire.

Publications – by him
New Statistical Account, August, 1842, Machar, New, Vol.12, p.1025
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, 13th June, 1845, NRS GD112/51/202; Sites, 26th May, 1846, NRS GD112/51/218

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 26/10/1858, Minister of the Free Church in New Machar, T. 26/10/1858 NRS SC1/37/43/p795; Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC1/36/43; Extract Testament, Aberdeen Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC1/37/43
Testimonials in favour of the Rev. George Moir, A.M., teacher of mathematics and arithmetic in George Heriot’s Hospital, Testimonials as candidate for the office of Teacher of Mathematics and Arithmetic in the Madras College, St Andrews, Edinburgh, 1837

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MOIR, HENRY LIDDELL, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.273
Born at Edinburgh, 1864. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Strichen, 1892. Married, the same year, Jane Scott.

Supplementary Information
Background
Henry Liddell “Harry” Moir was born on 27th June, 1864, in Edinburgh. He was the son of George Stewart Moir, leather merchant and boot manufacturer, and Catherine MacBain.

Education
He probably attended Moray House teaching training College, Edinburgh, and in the 1881 census he was described as a pupil teacher. He attended the University of Edinburgh and was awarded an M.A. degree in 1887. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1886-1890.

Marriage
He married Jane “Jeanie” Scott Raleigh on 12th July, 1892, at 40 George Square, Edinburgh. She was born on 12th May, 1854, in Edinburgh, the daughter of Samuel Raleigh, Manager of the Scottish Widows’ Fund, and Catherine Eliza Scott. Her sister, Mabel Gray Raleigh, married John Aikman Patterson, a Free Church minister.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh, on 19th June, 1890. He was ordained in Strichen, Aberdeenshire, on 29th June, 1892. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.446). Thereafter he served in Braemar from 1903 (FUFC, p.429); in St John’s, Montrose, from 1911 (FUFC, p.408); and in St Bernard’s, Edinburgh, from 1917 (FUFC, p.27, where a short biography is given). He, with his congregation, passed into the Church of Scotland in 1929, and he served there till his death (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.36).

Death
He died on 2nd October, 1933, in Edinburgh. His wife died there on 11th October, 1932.

Family
They had no issue but they brought up a niece, Violet Raleigh.

Sources
This material has been contributed by Peter Kennedy Currie, the grandson of Georgina Moir, Henry Liddell Moir’s sister.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MOIR, JAMES, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.273

Born at Huntly, 1829. Studied at King’s College and Free Church College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Maybole, 1854. Married, 1856, Mary Brown. Died, 1881.

Publication.—Mystery of the Seven Churches.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 5th March, 1828, in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, the son of John Moir, messenger at arms, and Jane Gault. While still young, the family moved to Aberdeen. He was a brother of Alexander Henderson Moir, a Free Church minister.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School. He matriculated at King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1845 and graduated M.A. in 1849. He did some studies at the Free Church College there. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1852-53. He also spent some time on the continent.

Marriage
He married Mary Brown on 27th August, 1856, at the bride’s home, Whitehall, Maybole, Ayrshire (Registration: 1856 605/ 37 Maybole). She – Mary Smith Brown was born – (or baptised) on 3rd April, 1824, the daughter of William Brown of Carphin, banker, and Jane Hutchison.

Ministry
After licence he became assistant to Alexander Simpson Patterson, Hutchesontown, Glasgow. He was elected to Maybole, Ayrshire, on 20th September and was ordained there later that year as colleague and successor to Selby Ord Dods, who died in 1856.

Death
He died on 6th May, 1881, at the Free Church Manse, Maybole, Ayrshire. His wife died there on 11th August, 1878.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Brown Moir born on 31st May, 1857, in Maybole, Ayrshire. He married Jane H. Gibson in 1881 in Maybole, Ayrshire. He graduated from Glasgow University – M.B., C.M. (1879) ; M.D. (1881) . He died in 1935 in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(2) Jane Agnes Moir born on 22nd April, 1860, in Maybole, Ayrshire. She died there the following year.

(3) James Moir born on 28th May, 1865. He married Agnes Maria MacNiven in 1888 in Kilmallie, Argyll. His wife probably died in the 1st quarter of 1907 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England.

Publications – by him
The revival, and the bodily manifestations, preached in the Free Church, Maybole, on Sabbath, October 9th, 1859, Maybole, M. Porteous, 1859
The signs of “The time of the end”, being a new year’s address delivered in Free Church, Maybole, Maybole, M. Porteous, 1868
The mystery of the seven churches, being an exposition of the symbolic and prophetic elements in the epistles to the seven churches in Asia (Rev. II. and III.), Edinburgh, Edinburgh Publishing Company, 1873
“Until the day break” and other sermons, William Wilson, with memoir by James Moir, Edinburgh, Andrew Elliot, 1876
James Moir.
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 31/8/1881, A.M., Minister, Free Church of Scotland, Maybole, County of Ayr, d. 06/05/1881 at Maybole, intestate, Ayr Sheriff Court, NRS SC6/44/43
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Moir or Brown, Mary Smith, 31/8/1881, wife of Rev. James Moir, A.M., Minister, Free Church of Scotland, Maybole, County of Ayr, d. 11/08/1878 at Maybole, intestate, Eik granted 27/02/1890, Ayr Sheriff Court, NRS SC6/44/43; 27/2/1890, Eik, Ayr Sheriff Court, NRS SC6/44/51

Sources
The Aberdeen Journal, 27th September, 1854; Glasgow Herald, 1st September, 1882

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MOIR, JOHN STRACHAN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.274
Born, 1807. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Congregational Union. After labouring for a time in England Mr. Moir was ordained at Hamilton, 1835. Translated to Arbroath, 1839. Resigned his charge, 1844, and was admitted to the Free Church in 1846. Settled at Menmuir, 1847. In 1853 he was sent by the Colonial Committee to Australia. Mr. Moir was for four years settled at Adelaide. Thereafter he went to Victoria, where he was stationed first at Brighton, then at South Gippsland, and afterwards at Meredith. Subsequently Mr. Moir became master at the Scotch College, and ultimately rector of the Corporate High School at Sandhurst. Died, 1877.

Supplementary Information
Ewing here conflates the lives of two different men. There was a John Moir, who is also sometimes – mistakenly – called John Strachan Moir, whose career in Scotland corresponds with what Ewing says here about John Strachan Moir. But he then was sent by the Colonial Committee to New Zealand – not to Australia.

There was also a John Strachan Moir, who tends to use his full name or at least a middle initial. His career in Australia corresponds with what Ewing says in regard to Australia.

We shall refer to the first one as John Moir – a relative, in correspondence, states that Strachan was not his middle name – he was simply “John Moir”. We shall refer to the second one as John Strachan Moir – and give what account we can of their lives and ministries. But more needs to be done on this.

John Moir

Background
He was born on 15th and baptized on 18th February, 1808, in Perth – but his mother always said he was born in 1809 – and latterly he gave 1809 as his birth date. He was the son of David Moir, weaver, and Jean Lennox.

Education
He entered the Theological Hall of the Congregational Union in 1831.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Helen Mary Hamilton on 22nd May, 1836 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. She was born on 11th October, 1814, in Glasgow, the daughter of James Hamilton and Janet Alexander.

(2) Mary Elizabeth Rowlands on 10th April, 1876. She was born in 1848 in Wellington, New Zealand. She had been working as the governess of his children.

Ministry
He was ordained in Hamilton Congregational Church in 1835. He served in Arbroath Congregational Church 1840-43. He joined the Free Church and was settled in Menmuir, Angus, in 1844. He was sent out to New Zealand by the Free Church in response to an invitation from a number of Presbyterians in Wellington and arrived on the John Taylor on 30th November, 1853.

He ministered at St John’s, Willis St, Wellington, Wanganui Presbytery, from 1853 till 1867, when he retired. He served for a time as Presbytery Clerk.

Death
He died on 7th October, 1895, at his home in Wellington, New Zealand, and was buried in the Sydney (now known as Bolton) Street Cemetery, together with his two wives and other members of his family. His first wife died after a long illness on 28th October, 1870. His second wife died on 24th August, 1932.

Family
He had issue by his first wife:

(1) Jessie (Janet) Alexander Moir born on 9th July, 1837, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. She married Herbert Vernon Lillicoupe on 1st September, 1863, in Wellington, New Zealand. In other records the surname appears as Lillicrap. She died in October, 1918, in Otago, New Zealand.

(2) John Moir born on 8th June, 1839, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. He does not appear in the 1851 census and may well have been the John Moir, son of John Moir, who died on 6th May, 1845, in Forfar, Angus, aged 6.

(3) Jane Anne Moir born on 2nd April, and baptized on 8th June, 1841, in Arbroath, Angus. She married Robert Wilson 20th February, 1867, in New Zealand. She died in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1927.

(4) David Moir born on 28th August, 1843, in St Vigeans, Angus. He married Magdalene Mills on 23rd April, 1870, in Wellington, New Zealand and died there on 26th May, 1910.

(5) Elizabeth Josephine Moir born on 23rd February and baptized on 8th March, 1847, in Forfar, Angus. She died on 9th January, 1876, in Wellington, New Zealand.

(6) James Hamilton Moir born on 24th April and baptized on 20th May, 1849, in Menmuir, Angus. He married Margaret Emily McCullugh in 1877 in New Zealand. He died there in 1916.

(7) Robert Machray Moir baptized on 31st August, 1851, in Menmuir, Angus. He is said to have died in January, 1972, in Manawatu River, Wanganui, New Zealand.

(8) William Ebenezer Moir born on 31st December, 1853, in Wellington, New Zealand. He died there on 7th June, 1871.

And by his second wife – five children of whom two were stillborn, including:

(9) Christopher John Moir born on 9th December, 1877, in Wellington, New Zealand. He died there two days later.

(10) John Scott Moir born in 1883 in New Zealand. He married (1) Mabel Manins in 1910 and (2) Annie Eliza Rowe. He died there in 1966.

(11) Harriett Agnes Moir born in 1884 in New Zealand. She married Alfred Wyness there in 1907; and died there in 1973.

(12) Margaret Mary Helen Moir born on 7th May, 1880, in Wellington, New Zealand. She died there on 17th September, 1936.

(13) ?

Publication – by him
The independent form of church government defended, or, An answer to the Presbyterian form of church government founded on the word of God, by the Rev. David Ronald, Saltcoats, Glasgow, George Gallie, 1838

Sources
Natlib; Ross, James, A History of Congregational Independency in Scotland, pp.246, 252, 257; PCNZ, Ministers’ Register; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 18th February, 1899; Findagrave

John Strachan Moir

Background
He is said to have been the John Moir who was born on 26th July and baptized on 10th August, 1823, in Fintray, Aberdeenshire, the son of George Moir, farmer, and Christian Strachan.

Education
John Moir from Fintray, Aberdeenshire, matriculated at King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1844 and graduated M.A. in Marischal College thre. A John Strachan Moir enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1850-51. The dating does not make it likely that this was “John Moir” – who has already been a minister for several years.

Marriage
He was married on 20th August, 1856, at the residence of Robert Cook, Esq., Hindmarsh, by the Rev. John Gardner, to Miss Margaret Stephen. He was of Gawler, South Australia. She was born in Aberdeen, the daughter of William Stephen. It is impossible at the moment to identify this lady with certainty, but considering the birth records and the censuses for Aberdeen, the most likely candidate is the Margaret Stephen who was born (or baptised) on 20th March, 1835, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the daughter of William Stephen, builder, and Margaret William Robertson. However, her age at death does not fit exactly.

Ministry
He sailed from London, England, on Monday, 11th July, 1853, as a missionary to Australia, aboard the Queen Margaret, bound for Sydney. He was for a short time working with the Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia in Hunter region. He then went to Southern Australia and worked in Smithfield – Gawler from February 1854, till 17th August, 1858, when he transferred to Victoria. He was received by the Free Presbyterian Church of Victoria on 7th December, 1858, and was inducted to Brighton on 18th January, 1859, serving there until 31st October, 1860. He was in Alberton from that date till 4th August, 1863; in Lethbridge – Meredith from 22nd September, 1863, until 4th June, 1867. He was for a time assistant Master at the Scotch College, Melbourne; and from 1869 till 1876 Rector of the Corporate High School, Sandhurst.

Death
While prosecuting his duties in Sandhurst, he fell into very serious trouble, which some time after brought his labours and his life to a close. He died on 7th August, 1876, in Victoria. His wife died in Victoria in 1875 aged 41.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Sophia Moir born in 1857 in Barossa, South Australia. She died in 1889 in Geelong, Victoria.

The rest of the children were born in Victoria:

(2) Ann Stephen Moir born in 1859.

(3) John William Moir born in 1863.

(4) Jane Louisa Hagenauer Moir born in 1865. She died in 1941 in Victoria.

(5) George Francis Moir born in 1867. He married Helen Armstrong of Geelong in 1896. He was an accountant, living in Gordon, New South Wales, in 1915. He died on 24th July, 1916, killed in action in France, while serving with the 4th Australian Infantry Battalion.

(6) Alexander Roberts Moir born in 1869.

(7) Kerr Thompson Moir born in 1871 in Sandhurst, Victoria. He married Margaret Mary Ann McLarty in 1895 in Victoria. He died in 1939 in Royal Park, Victoria.

(8) Christina Elizabeth Moir born in 1873.

(9) Philip Nathaniel Moir born in 1875. He died in Victoria in 1946.

Sources
Newspaperarchive; Hamilton, The Presbyterian Church in Victoria, p.93; The Argus, Friday 22nd September, 1876; Airgale; Awm; Static.awm; Gnet.geelongcollege; Ebooksread; The Aberdeen Journal, 20th July, 1853

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MOIR, THOMAS, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.274
Born at Udny, 1831. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Cruden, 1863. Married, 1868. Elizabeth Rettie. Died, 1877.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 9th March, 1831, in Udny, Aberdeenshire, the son of Adam Moir, wright, and Margaret McKie.

Education
He attended the Parish School of Tarves, and Aberdeen Grammar School. He matriculated at Marischal College, Aberdeen in 1850 and graduated M.A.. He then studied at the Free Church College, Aberdeen. During that time he engaged in private teaching.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Rettie on 24th March, 1868, at 23 Dee Street, Aberdeen. She was baptized on 17th January, 1832, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the daughter of William Rettie, merchant, and Ann Campbell.

Ministry
In 1861 he was an assistant in Elgin Free Church. He was also assistant for a time in Trinity, Aberdeen. He was ordained in Cruden, Aberdeenshire, in October, 1863, the call having been signed by nearly 400 members and adherents. On 13th January, 1865 the congregation presented him with a very handsome dog-cart and set of harness “in token of the high estimation his services have been held amongst them since he became their pastor.”

Death
He died on 22nd June, 1877, at 23 Dee Street, Old Machar, Aberdeen. His wife died in 1926 in Rubislaw, Aberdeen.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Publications – by him
Sermons by the late Rev. Thomas Moir, M.A., Free Church, Cruden, Aberdeen, Murray, 1879

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Thomas Moir
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 13/9/1877, Free Church Manse, Cruden, d. 22/06/1877 at Aberdeen, testate, Extract Inventory, Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC1/36/81; Will, Aberdeen Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC1/37/80

Sources
The Aberdeen Journal, 2nd September, 1863; 25th March, 1868; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 20th January, 1865

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MOIR, WILLIAM JOHN BONAR, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.274
Born at Aberdeen, 1846. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained, 1873, missionary to Lovedale. Married, the same year, Annie Anderson.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
His ministry in Africa was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.555, where a short biography is given). He retired in 1903 and died in 1904.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MONCREIFF, SIR HENRY WELLWOOD, BART., D.D. (Edinburgh)

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.274
Born at Edinburgh, 1809. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and New College, Oxford. Ordained at Baldernock, 1836. Translated to East Kilbride, 1837. Married, 1838, Alexina Mary Bell; and, 1875, Lucretia Murray. At the Disruption he adhered to the Free Church. Translated, 1852, to St. Cuthbert’s Free Church, Edinburgh, thus becoming a successor of his grandfather, Sir Henry Moncreiff, of St. Cuthbert’s Parish. In 1851 he succeeded to the baronetcy. In 1855 he became one of the principal clerks of the General Assembly, of which he was Moderator in 1869. Sir Henry was also for many years secretary of the Bible Board for Scotland. Became senior minister, 1872. Sir Henry’s hereditary and acquired talents marked him out as an authority on Church Law. He was a warm advocate of the union of the United Presbyterian and Free Churches, and took a leading part in the negotiations which resulted in the union of the Reformed Presbyterian Church and Free Church in 1876. Died, 1883.

Publications.—Vindication of the Free Church Claim of Right. The Free Church Principle, its Character and History (Chalmers Lectures). Practice of the Free Church (issued by authority of the General Assembly). Creeds and Churches in Scotland. History of the Case of Professor W. R. Smith. Christian Union and Visible Churches.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1836, Baldernock, FES, Vol.3, p.328; 1837, East Kilbride, FES, Vol.3, p.269; FES, Vol.8, p.261. In the Free Church, he served in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire; and St. Cuthbert’s or West, Edinburgh.

Family
Balfour and Bell Trees.

Publications
See separate document here.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MONCUR, WILLIAM RITCHIE

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.274
Born at Gask, Perthshire, 1810. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained at Botriphnie, 1843. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Liff, 1843. Resigned, 1877 [Vol. 2 says 1876.]. Married, 1883, Sarah Bonnily. Became senior minister and went to reside in Tasmania. Died, 1897.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 7th and baptised on 16th September, 1810, in New Mill, Gask, Perthshire, the son of James Moncur, farmer, and Catherine Scott.

Education
He was educated at Methven parish school, Perthshire, and at Perth Academy. He studied at St Andrews, Fife: at United College 1831-35; and at St Mary’s College1835-37 and 1838-1839. He also studied divinity at Edinburgh University, 1837-38.

Marriage
He married, aged 72, Sarah Binnily on 5th June 1883, in Deloraine, Tasmania. She was born on 28th March, 1847, in Launceston, Tasmania, the daughter of William Bonnilly and Sarah Diprose.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Auchterarder on 1st October, 1839. He was ordained in Botriphnie, Banffshire, by the Presbytery of Strathbogie on 19th January, 1843, in defiance of the Court of Session. Later that year he was translated to Liff, Angus. In 1877, John Gall was settled there as his colleague and successor.

He then went to Australia, returned in 1890, and went back once again to Tasmania.

Death
He died on 7th January, 1897, at his home: 55 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania. His wife died on 14th May, 1932, in Hobart, Tasmania.

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

Sources
The Mercury, (Hobart, Tasmania), 23rd January, 1897; The Scotsman, 22nd February, 1897, p.12; He is not mentioned in FES.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MONRO, ALEXANDER, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.274
Born at Menmuir. Son of the following. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Menmuir, 1898. Married, 1899, Margaret Cormack Smith.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Menmuir, Angus. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.407, where a short biography is given). His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.554). Thereafter he served in Lundie and Fowlis from 1930 (FES, Vol.9, p.519). He demitted his charge in 1938 and died on 8th March, 1949.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MONRO, GEORGE, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.274
Born in Banffshire, 1821. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Menmuir, 1854. Married, 1862, Helen Duke. Retired, 1898.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Alvah, Banffshire, about 1821, his mother’s maiden name being Jenkinson. He attended King’s College, Aberdeen, and graduated M.A. in March, 1845. There is no record of him matriculating in New College, Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married Helen Duke in Brechin, Angus, in 1862. She was born there on 5th April and baptized on 10th April, 1831, the daughter of John Duke, bleacher, and Margery Middleton.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Menmuir, Angus. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.407).

Death
He died in Brechin, Angus, on 10th March, 1902. His wife died there on 11th October, 1911.

Family
They had issue in Menmuir, including:
(1) David Duke Monro born in 1863. He married Augusta Stanley in Blythswood, Glasgow in 1899. He was a medical practitioner. He died in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in 1935,

(2) Alexander Monro born in 1867. He became a Free Church minister.

(3) Isabella Duke Monro born in 1871. She married Thomas Chapman Sturrock in Brechin in 1899. He was a Free Church minister. She died in Newington, Edinburgh, in 1960.

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Monro George 18 / 7 / 1902 Rev. U.F. Church, Menmuir, St James’ Park, Brechin, d. 10/03/1902 At Brechin, Intestate. Forfar Sheriff Court NRS SC47/40/70
Monro or Duke, Helen 20 / 12 / 1911Saint James Park, Brechin, Widow, d. 11/10/1911 at Brechin, Testate. Forfar Sheriff Court NRS SC47/40/85; Forfar Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC47/43/20

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MONTEITH, JAMES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.275
Born at Glasgow, 1797. Beginning life in his father’s business as a cotton spinner, he afterwards studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dalkeith, 1832. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1821, Margaret Thomson. Resigned, 1843. The same year became minister of Ascog Free Church. Translated, 1852, to Carlton Hill, London. Died, 1856.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1832, Dalkeith, FES, Vol.1, p.317. In the Free Church, he served in Dalkeith, Midlothian; and Kingarth (Ascog), Bute.

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 14/5/1857, residing at Ascog in Island of Bute, thereafter in Edinburgh, Inventory, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/94
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Monteith or Thomson, Margaret, Mrs, 23/8/1875, residing at Glasgow, widow of Revd James Monteith, residing at Edinburgh, thereafter on the Island of Bute, I, Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC36/48/77
Plain statement of facts, or, Narrative of the proceedings and accusations instituted by the Rev. James Monteith, minister, Dalkeith, against Alexander Hume, late precentor of the parish church there, Alexander Hume, Edinburgh, M. Aitken, 1835
Peter Steele, schoolmaster, Answers made by Schoolmasters in Scotland, p.119 [See here Parochial Schools – Queries to which these Answers are a response]
Third Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction: Teinds, Appendix 1, Table 7, p.6
10th January and 19th March, 1838, Seventh Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction, p.94 [For the questions which are being answered, see Queries]

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MONTGOMERY, JOHN, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.275
Born at Lochwinnoch, 1815. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Arbroath, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Innerleithen, 1844. Married, 1846, Elizabeth Walker; and, 1858, Alice Munro Graham. Resigned, 1865. Died, 1896.

Publications.—Thoughts on Man. Popery in Great Britain and Ireland. The Wealth of Nations. Also pamphlets on various subjects; articles, many of them scientific, in Chambers’ Encyclopedia.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 27th February, 1815, in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, the son of William Montgomery, business agent, and Margaret Love.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1825 and graduated M.A. in 1838.

Marriage
He married:
(1) Elizabeth Walker on 20th October, 1846, the marriage being registered in Arbroath, Angus, and in Innerleithen, Peebles-shire. She was born on 28th February and baptised on 2nd March, 1824, in Arbroath, Angus, the daughter of James Walker and Jessie Spink.

(2) Alice Munro Graham in 1858 in Morningside, Edinburgh. She was born on 29th August, 1833, in Edinburgh, the daughter of William Graham, teacher, and Christina Drummond.

Ministry
He is not mentioned in FES – nor is it clear where he could have fitted in to the scenario described there. See FES, Vol.5, from p.422. However, in 1841 he was living in Friockheim Fore Street, in the parish of Kirkden, and he is designated as assistant minister, Arbroath.

In the Free Church, he served in Innerleithen, Peebles-shire. He was latterly engaged in literary work.

Death
He died on 25th November, 1896, in Musselburgh, Midlothian. Elizabeth Walker or Montgomery died in Innerleithen in 1855. Alice Munro Graham or Montgomery died in Edinburgh in 1892.

Family
He had issue, by his first wife, including:

(1) James Walker Montgomery baptized on 19th December, 1847, in Innerleithen, Peebles-shire. He married Isabel Towerson in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England, in 1881. He died there on 14th February, 1889.

(2) Margaret Montgomery baptized on 17th July, 1849, in Innerleithen, Peebles-shire. In 1911 she was living in Richmond, Surrey, England.

(3) William Montgomery born on 2nd February, 1851, in Innerleithen, Peebles-shire. He married Grace Margaret Amelia Harwar on 17th September, 1878, in Barnet, Middlesex, England.

(4) Janet Montgomery baptized on 5th December, 1852, in Innerleithen, Peebles-shire. In 1881 she was a governess for a family living in St Andrews, Fife. In 1911 she was living in Hastings, Sussex, England. She died there in 1924.

(5) John Montgomery born on 21st March, 1854, in Innerleithen, Peebles-shire. He married Alice Jane Harwar in 1880, in Barnet, Middlesex, England. In 1911 he was living in Brighton, Sussex, England.

And by his second wife, including:
(6) Archibald Drummond Montgomery born on 27th January, 1859, in Innerleithen, Peebles-shire. His death was registered in 1861 in Duddingston and Portobello District, Edinburgh.

(7) William Graham Montgomery born on 27th May, 1860, in Innerleithen, Peebles-shire. His death was registered in 1872 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(8) Alice Montgomery born on 8th May, 1862, in Innerleithen, Peebles-shire. She married Mungo McEwan in St Giles, Edinburgh, in 1888. She died in the Western Cape, South Africa.

(9) Christina Drummond Montgomery born on 23rd November, 1864, in Innerleithen, Peebles-shire.

(10) Elizabeth Montgomery born on 5th September, 1870, in Innerleithen, Peebles-shire.

(11) Thomas Smith Montgomery born on 4th October, 1872, in Edinburgh. He married Sarah Jane Johnston in Carlisle, Cumberland, England, in 1904.

Publications
See separate document here.

Source
The Roftheart and Jones Families

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MOODY, ANDREW, D.D. (Glasgow)

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.275
Born at Paisley, 1837. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1864, missionary to Budapest. Translated, 1871, to Prague. Returned to Budapest, 1878.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 29th December, 1847, and baptized on 14th January, 1838, the son of George Moody, lawyer, and Margaret Burns. For some ministerial connections, see the Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree. He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1853 and gained the B.D. degree in 1857. He was awarded an Honorary D.D. degree in 1897.

Ministry
This ministry in Budapest was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.533). He retired in 1904.

Death
He died in Morningside, Edinburgh, on 28th August, 1914, and was buried in Grange Cemetery there.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Moody Andrew 22 / 9 / 1914 Rev. D.D., 69 Merchiston Crescent, Edinburgh, d. 28/08/1914 at Edinburgh, Testate. Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories NRS SC70/1/556; Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC70/4/463

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MORGAN, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.275
Born at Fossoway, Kinross-shire, 1839. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, 1865. Along with a part of his congregation, which had become too large for the building, Mr. Morgan removed to a new church at Viewforth, Edinburgh, 1872. Married, 1879, Jane H. C. Clark.

Publications.—Scripture Testimony to the Holy Spirit: Exposition of the First Epistle of John. The Sacrament of Pain.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh; and Viewforth, Edinburgh. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.33, where a short biography is given). He died in 1910.

Publication – by him
Sermons, preached in Barclay Church, Edinburgh, together with the charge to Rev. W.M. Clow and congregation, with others, Edinburgh, Macniven & Wallace, 1897?

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MORISON, JAMES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.275
Born, 1810. Ordained at Port-Glasgow, 1842. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1845, Ann Bonar. Died, 1852.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1842, Newark, FES, Vol.3, p.217. In the Free Church, he served in Hamilton, Port-Glasgow, Renfrewshire.

Family
Bonar Tree.

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 18/5/1854, minister of the Free Church of Scotland, Port Glasgow, spouse of Anne Bonar, Ante-Nuptial Contract of Marriage; Inventory, Paisley Sheriff Court, NRS SC58/42/20
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Morison alias Bonar, Anne 17/5/1875, residing at No.15 Ann Street in Edinburgh, Inventory, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/173; LW & S, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/156

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MORISON, RODERICK, L.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.275
Born in Ross-shire. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lochcarron, 1899.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.488). Thereafter he served in Stornoway High from 1911 (FUFC, p.497, where a short biography is given). His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.699). He demitted his charge in 1949.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MORRIS, ALEXANDER WILLIAM

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.275
Born, 1819. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Buchlyvie, 1847. Became senior minister, 1876. Died, 1878.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in 1819 in Lochee, Dundee, the son of Alexander Morris, thatcher, and Margaret Luke.

Education
He studied at St Andrews, Fife: at United College 1836-40; and at St Mary’s College 1840-43. He was the Lawson Burdar in 1837. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-44. He was a master in Maxwelltown School, Dundee, in 1837.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire. In 1877, George Rose was ordained there as his colleague.

Death
He died on 21st November, 1878, in Balfron, Stirlingshire.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 2/4/1879, minister of the Free Church of Scotland at Buchlyvie, d. 21/11/1878 at Buchlyvie, testate, brother of Agnes Morris, etc., Inventory; Extract Registered Deed of Settlement, Stirling Sheriff Court, NRS SC67/36/71

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MORRIS, ANDREW

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.275
Born at Glenburnie, 1842. Studied at the University of St. Andrews and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Colliston, Arbroath, 1876. Married, the same year, Elsie Brown.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born at Glenburnie, Abdie, Fife and was baptized on 23rd November, 1842, the son of Hugh Morris, weaver, and Elizabeth Scott. He attended Abdie School. He studied at the United College, St Andrews, Fife, 1867-1871. He studied at New College, Edinburgh, 1871-1874.

Marriage
He married Elsie Brown in St Andrew, Edinburgh, in 1876. She was born in Largo, Fife, on 29th April, 1840, and was baptized on 7th June, 1840, the daughter of Alexander Brown, agricultural labourer, and Jane (Jean) Brown.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Colliston, Angus. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.398).

Death
He died at Colliston, St Vigeans, on 6th December, 1913, and was buried in the Western Cemetery, Arbroath (Findagrave). His wife died there on 3rd January, 1922.

Family
They had issue born in St Vigeans, including:
(1) Elsie Jane Morris born in 1877.

(2) Andrina Elizabeth Scott Morris born in 1879. She died in Hastings, Sussex, England, in 1959.

(3) Henrietta Morris born in 1882. She died there in 1884.

(4) Alexander Brown Morris born in 1884. He died there that year.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Morris Andrew 3 / 2 / 1913 Rev. U.F. Church, Colliston near Arbroath, d. 06/12/1912 at Colliston, Intestate. Forfar Sheriff Court NRS SC47/40/88

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MORRISON, DUNCAN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.275
Born in Ross-shire, 1846. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Uig, 1879. Died, 1887.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1850 in Coigach, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Duncan Morrison, Gaelic teacher, and Margaret MacKay.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1874-78.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Lewis on 26th June, 1878. He was ordained in Uig, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty, on 6th May, 1879, as colleague and successor to John Campbell.

Death
He died on 23rd November, 1887, at Uigin, Uig, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty, of heart disease (Registration: 1887 089/ 28 Uig (Ross and Cromarty)).

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MORRISON, GEORGE HERBERT, M.A., D.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.275
Born, 1865. Son of Dr. Thomas Morrison, Free Church Training College, Glasgow. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Thurso, 1894. Married, the same year, Agnes Gray Orr. Translated, 1898, to St. John’s, Dundee.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in First, Thurso, Caithness; and St. John’s, Dundee. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.388). Thereafter he served in Wellington, Glasgow, from 1902 (FUFC, p.257, where a short biography is given). He was Moderator of the General Assembly in 1926 (FUFC, p.569). He died in 1928.

Family
His uncle, James Morrison, was a Free Church minister.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MORRISON, HUGH, D.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.275
Born at Londonderry, 1852. Studied at the Magee College, Derry, and Free Church College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cumber, Derry, 1874. Married, 1881, Anna MacCulloch. Translated, 1887, to Cults, Aberdeenshire.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Cults, Kincardineshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.422, where a short biography is given). He retired in 1921 and died in 1925.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MORRISON, JAMES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.276
Ordained at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, 1824. In 1838 became minister of Bermuda. Mr. Morrison adhered to the Free Church in 1843. Died at Bermuda, 1849.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1829, Nova Scotia, FES, Vol.7, p.617; 1839, Bermuda, FES, Vol.7, p.661

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MORRISON, JAMES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.276
Born at Auldearn, 1816. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. While in his theological course he became schoolmaster at Kiltearn. Licensed by the Presbytery of Dingwall, 1841, he acted as missionary at Denny; he also was instrumental in forming the Free Church congregation of Edinkillie. Ordained at Urquhart, 1844. Married, 1848. For fifty years Mr. Morrison held the office of Presbytery clerk, and for forty years that of Synod clerk. Became senior minister, 1893. Died, 1899.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 30th May, 1816, at Auldearn, the son of Donald Morrison, farmer, and Catharine Fraser. His nephew, George Herbert Morrison, was a Free Church minister.

Education
He attended the local parish school. He matriculated at King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1833. He was master of Kiltearn parish school, Ross and Cromarty.

Marriage
He married Janet Gillan on 7th December, 1848, the marriage being recorded both in Urquhart and in Elgin, Moray. She was born on 28th May and baptized on 14th June, 1827, in Petty, Inverness-shire, the daughter of Thomas Gillan and Beatrice Hoyes. For some family connections, see the MacPhail Tree.

Ministry
He was licensed towards the end of 1841. He was a missionary at Denny until the Disruption. “James Morison, Kiltearn, Dingwall” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained at Urquhart, Elgin, Moray, on 18th April, 1844. He was clerk as stated in Ewing. He was called to Macduff in 1867 but remained in Urquhart. On 26th July, 1893, Alexander Chalmers Smith was ordained there as his colleague and successor. He had already been his assistant for over a year. His Jubilee was celebrated on 18th April, 1894.

Death
He lived at Bon Accord Villa, Elgin, Moray, and died there on 1st January, 1899, and was buried there. His wife died on 26th April, 1893, in Urquhart, Moray.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Beatrice Hoyes Morrison born on 27th October and baptized on 16th December, 1849, in Urquhart, Moray. She died on 27th November, 1927, at Ardoch, Seafield Crescent, Elgin, Moray.

(2) Catherine Fraser Morrison born on 19th May and baptized on 11th July, 1852, in Urquhart, Moray. She died in 1914 in Elgin, Moray.

(3) Thomas Gillan Morrison born on 10th April, 1855, in Urquhart, Moray. He married Mary Ann Simpson on 10th June, 1885, at Hazelbank, the home of the bride, Inverness. They lived in the USA. He died on 12th June, 1933, in Ventura County, California, USA, and was buried in Ivy Lawn Memorial Park there.

(4) Robina Morrison born on 20th November, 1858, in Urquhart, Moray. She died on 17th April, 1884, at the Free Church Manse, Urquhart, Moray.

(5) Alexander Hoyes Morrison born on 28th October, 1860, in Urquhart, Moray. He died there the following year.

Publications – by him
The chief hindrances and encouragements of the Free Church in her present position, a lecture, Elgin, A. Russell, 1844
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, 25th April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/184
Our Moray Rocks: their formation and arrangement, a lecture, Elgin, Courant Office, 1870
Our predecessors in the North, Forres, 1872
Braemoray forty years ago, a lecture, Forres, J.D. Miller, 1873

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: James Morrison
James Morrison, Urquhart, by Rev. A. Chalmers Smith, M.A., in Our Church Fathers: being Biographical Sketches of Disruption Fathers in and around the Presbytery of Elgin, p.96
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 7/4/1899, sometime F.C. Minister, Urquhart, County of Elgin, afterwards residing at Bon Accord Villa, Elgin, d. 01/01/1899 at Elgin, testate, Elgin Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC26/39/23; Elgin Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC26/38/17
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Morrison or Gillan, Janet, 14/7/1893, wife of Rev. James Morrison, F.C. Minister, Urquhart, Elginshire, d. 26/04/1893 at Urquhart, testate, Elgin Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC26/39/19; Elgin Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC26/38/15
Jubilee of Rev. James Morrison, Free Church, Urquhart, Elgin, Courant & Courier Office, 1894

Sources
Findagrave; The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 22nd April, 1884, p.2; 16th June, 1885, p.2; Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 15th June, 1893; 19th April, 1894; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 10th January. 1899, p.8; 2nd December, 1927, p.16; 15th October, 1928, 8

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MORRISON, JAMES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.276
Born at Lauriston, 1812. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Eskdalemuir, 1847. Joined the Free Church at the union in 1876. Died, 1878.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FRPCS, p.24; Couper, The R.P. Church, p.125. In the Free Church, he served in Eskdalemuir, Dumfries-shire.

Publication – by him
The isles waiting for Christ’s law, or, Mankind submitting to him as King of Nations, as well as Head of the Church, a discourse delivered at the opening of the Reformed Presbyterian Synod in Glasgow May 7th, 1860, Paisley, A. Gardner, 1860

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: James Morrison
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 28/1/1879, Minister, Free Church, Davington, Parish of Eskdalemuir, d. 23/10/1878 at Davington aforesaid intestate, Inventory, Dumfries Sheriff Court, NRS SC15/41/17

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MORRISON, JAMES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.276
Born at Maxwelltown, Dumfries, 1830. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Corstorphine, 1865. Married, 1866, Jamesina Ranald Martin Stewart.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born at Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 24th October and baptized on 31st October, 1830, the son of James Morrison, Collector of Revenue, and Margaret Colquhoun. He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1849. He studied at New College, Edinburgh, 1852-1856.

Marriage
He married Jamesina Ranald Martin Stewart at Scone, Perthshire, in 1866. She was born at Mortlach, Dufftown, Banffshire, on 11th June and baptized on 15th June, 1839, the daughter of Robert Stewart, lieutenant of militia, and Flora Martin.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Corstorphine, Edinburgh. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.1).

Death
He died at Kilmuir, Liberton, Edinburgh, on 26th August, 1912. His wife died there on 20th March, 1922.

Family
They had issue born in Corstorphine, including:
(1) Margaret Colquhoun Morrison born in 1867. She married James MacDonald there in 1892. She died at Dalkeith, Midlothian, in 1951.

(2) Charles Stewart Morrison born on 1868. He died there in 1875.

(3) Norman MacDonald Morrison born on 1871.

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Morrison James 4 / 3 / 1913 Rev. Corstorphine U.F. Church, Kilmuir, Liberton, Midlothian, d. 26/08/1912 at Kilmuir, Testate. Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories NRS SC70/1/537; Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC70/4/446
Morrison or Stewart, Jamesina Ranald Martin 9 / 1 / 1923 Kilmuir, Liberton, Widow, d. 20/03/1922 at Liberton, Testate. Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories NRS SC70/1/690; Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC70/4/564

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MORRISON, JAMES, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.276
Born at Boyndie, 1858. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Deskford, 1888. Married, 1891, Christina Cruikshank.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born at Boyndie, Banffshire, on 14th April, 1858, the son of John Morrison, farmer, and Ann Watt. He studied at Aberdeen University and graduated M.A. in 1880.

Marriage
He married Christina Cruickshank at Mortlach, Banffshire, in 1891. She was born on 21st June, 1868, at Gartly, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of John Cruickshank, farmer, and Christina Smith.Gartly, Aberdeenshire

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Deskford, Banffshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.453). His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.620). He demitted his charge in 1931.

Death
He died on 17th January, 1943, and was buried in Deskford Kirkyard (Findagrave). His wife died at Peterculter, Aberdeenshire on 11th October, 1933, and was buried in Deskford.

Family
They had issue born at Deskford, including:
(1) Mabel Smith Morrison born in 1892. She died at Elgin, Moray, on 29th June, 1987 (Findagrave ).

(2) John Cruickshank Morrison born in 1893. He married Susan Ann C. Mackenzie at Forres, Moray, in 1945. He died at Glasgow on 14th April, 1973 (Findagrave).

(3) James Davidson McD. Morrison born in 1904. He died there on 13th August, 1913 (Findagrave).

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MORRISON, JOHN HUNTER

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.276
Born at New Town, Renfrew, 1856. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkmichael (Perthshire), 1886. Married, 1894, Margaret Wilkie Hazeel.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Kirkmichael, Perthshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.325, where a short biography is given). He retired in 1918 and died in 1920.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MORRISON, MURDOCH

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.276
Born at Lewis, 1849. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Lawers, 1878. Married, 1884, Margaret Macrae. Translated to Bernera, Outer Hebrides, 1888.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Lawers, Perthshire; and Bernera, etc., Inverness-shire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.493, where a short biography is given). He died in 1928.

Family
His son, Alexander James Morrison, was a minister of the United Free Church: Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.421.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MORRISON, NEIL MACLEAN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.276
Born at Lochs, 1848. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Park (Lewis), 1886. Translated to Barvas, 1888. Married, 1890, Isabel Macphail.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Park, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty; and Barvas, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.495). Thereafter he served in Lochs from 1902 (FUFC, p.496); and in Carloway from 1913 (FUFC, p.495, where a short biography is given). 496

Family
MacPhail Tree.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MORRISON, WILLIAM, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.276
Born at Cullen, 1827. Studied at King’s College and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Stationed at Boharm, 1856, where he was ordained in 1859. Married, 1877, Agnes I. Fairweather. Was for some years clerk of the Presbytery of Aberlour. Died, 1880. [Vol. 2 says he continued there till 1885.]

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 22nd December, 1827, and baptized on 4th January, 1828, in Cullen, Banffshire, the son of James Morrison, sawyer, and Elspet Flemester.

Education
He attended the local school at Cullen. He matriculated at King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1846 and studied for four sessions, but there is no mention of him graduating. He studied at the Free Church College, Aberdeen.

Marriage
He married Agnes Isabella Fairweather on 20th June, 1877, in Longside, Aberdeenshire. She was born on 5th April and baptized on 14th May, 1848, in Keith, Banffshire, the daughter of Alexander Fairweather, a Free Church minister, and Elizabeth Clark.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Aberdeen on 30th September, 1856. In the Free Church, he served in Boharm, Banffshire, as a probationer, and, when it became a sanctioned charge, he was ordained as its first minister in 1859.

Death
He died on 3rd December, 1885, at the Free Church Manse, Boharm, Banffshire. His widow liived at Rose-Ville, afterwards Ashgrove, Fochabers, and died there on 13th May, 1905.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Morrison born on 30th December, 1879, in Boharm, Morayshire. He graduated from Aberdeen University in 1899: M.A., B.Sc. He became a barrister at law of the middle temple, called in 1903. He became a Magistrate at Kisumu, British East Africa.

(2) William Morrison born 1881 in Boharm, Morayshire.

(3) Elizabeth Fairweather Morrison born in 1882 in Boharm, Morayshire. In 1901 she was an organist and music teacher. She married James Dewar in 1907 in Bellie, Moray.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: William Morrison
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 6/4/1886, Minister, Free Church, Boharm, d. 03/12/1885 at F.C. Manse, Boharm, testate, Banff Sheriff Court, NRS SC2/40/37
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Morrison or Fairweather, Agnes Isabella, 28/7/1905, Rose-Ville, afterwards Ashgrove, Fochabers, d. 13/05/1905 at Fochabers, testate, Elgin Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC26/39/29; Elgin Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC26/38/18

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MORRISON, WILLIAM, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.276
Born at Stornoway, 1844. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Trained as a teacher in Moray House, Edinburgh. Was rector of Dingwall Academy for seventeen years. Thereafter he took his theological course at the New College, Edinburgh. Married, 1873, Marion Mackenzie. Ordained at Duthil (Carrbridge), 1896.

Publications.—Collaborator on History of Outer Hebrides. Several papers for Geological Society, Edinburgh, on Geology of Lewis, etc. Highland Second Sight.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Duthil (Carr Bridge), Inverness-shire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.460, where a short biography is given). He retired in 1907 and died in 1916.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MOWAT, ALEXANDER GOODSIR, M.B., C.M.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.276
Born at Glasgow, 1863. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Appointed medical missionary to Western India, 1890 [List of missionaries says 1889], and stationed at Jalna. Ordained by authority of the General Assembly, 1892. Married, 1893, Martha Jane Simpson.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 30th August, 1863, in Blythswood, Glasgow, the son of John Mowat and Siblie Agnes Gunn.

Education
He graduated from Glasgow University M.A. in 1885; M.B., C.M. in 1890.

Marriage
He married Martha Jane Simpson on 12th October, 1893, at the Imperial Hotel, Aberdeen. He was then of Jalna, India. She was then described as the daughter of Samuel Simpson, Esq., Wardford, Methlick. She was born on 17th February, 1862, in Tough, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of Samuel Simpson and Sophia Adam.

Death
He died on 5th January, 1938, in Surrey, England. In connection with his will he is described as of Ellora, Church Road, Horley, Surrey, late Medical Missionary of the Church of Scotland Mission at Jalna, Deccan, India. His gross estate was valued at £10,815. His wife is said to be the Martha J. Mowat who died there in the 1st quarter of 1951, aged 89.

Family
He had issue including:

(1) Dorothea Sophie Siblie Mowat born on 8th February and baptized on 22nd May, 1895, in Bombay, India. She married John Rankin Eason of the Scottish Mission Industries Company, Poona, on 16th December, 1925, at the Presbyterian Church, Jalna, India.

(2) Marion Elizabeth Mowat born on 14th December, 1896. She died in 1973 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(3) Alexander Goodsir Mowat born on 17th October, 1899, in Stonehaven, Kincardineshire. He graduated M.B., Ch.B., from Aberdeen University. He became a medical practitioner in Chesterton, Staffordshire, England. He saw active service in France in WW1. He married Aileen Maud Balfour Cockburn, in 1927, in St Clement, Dundee. He died in September, 1984, in Frome, Somerset, England.

Sources
Thepotteries; Mowatfamily; Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 18th October, 1893; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 19th February, 1938, p.20; 18th December, 1925, p.12

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MOWAT, DONALD, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.277
Born at Lybster, 1844. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dunnet, 1876. Married, 1878, Barbara Budge Clyne.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Dunnet, Caithness. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.506, where a short biography is given). He died in 1916.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUCKERSIE, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.277
Born, 1848. Ordained for Belize, British Honduras, 1889. Married, 1878, Margaret Wilkinson; and, 1892, Sarah Walsh. Resigned, 1890.

Supplementary Information
John Myles Muckersie (Mackersie)

Background
He was born at Ceres, Fife, on 4th January, and was baptized on 12th February, 1849, the son of George Muckersie, handloom weaver linen, and Jean Thaw. In 1881 he was a joiner and also a student of Arts at Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married, firstly, Margaret Wilkinson at St George, Edinburgh, in 1878. She was born in Lochgelly, Fife, about 1840.

He married, secondly, Sarah Walsh. She was born in Ireland about 1862.

He married, thirdly, Lilly Jamieson on 24th September, 1914. She was born about 1865, the daughter of Charles Jamieson, engineer, and Ann MacMillan.

Ministry
He served as assistant in Broxburn Free Church prior to his ordination to the work in Belize. His ministry in Belize was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.530).

In 1901, John Muckersie, preacher, travelled from Belize to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, bound for Scotland, on the Stillwater, accompanied by his wife Sarah, aged 38, and his son William G.., aged 6, and with three trunks of personal effects, two valises, a bundle, a hat box, and two steamer chairs (FamilySearch).

Death
He died at Atherley, Ontario, Canada on 22nd February, 1935. His first wife died in Belize on 17th December, 1889. His second wife died in Canada on 7th March, 1912. His third wife died in Canada on 21st January, 1941.

Family
He had issue by his second wife, including:
(1) William George Muckersie born in Belize about 1894. He married Marjory Kathleen McLaren in York, Ontario, Canada, in 1923. He was a medical practitioner. He lived latterly in Wayne, Michigan, USA. He died in 1975 and was buried in Acacia Park Cemetery, Beverly Hills, Oakland County, Michigan (Findagrave).

Sources
Documents relating to this man have been made available by a researcher and anyone interested should get in touch through the Contact page to get access to these documents.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUDIE, FRANK

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.277
Born at Dundee, 1842. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1869, at High Street Church, Arbroath. Married, 1879, Christina K. Martin. Mr. Mudie officiated for a year in the European Church at Calcutta. Died, 1886.

Publication.—Posthumous.—Bible Truths and Bible Characters, edited, with biographical notice, by Dr. Walter C. Smith, 1888.

Supplementary Information
Francis Mudie

Background
He was born on 23rd December, 1842, and baptized on 1st January, 1843, in Dundee, the son of Robert Aiken Mudie, a ship-owner, and Elizabeth Mudie.

Education
He attended Dundee Public Seminaries, and Edinburgh University. He was admitted to the Edinburgh Dialectic Society, 19th January, 1861 (see History of the Dialectic Society, p.213). He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1862-66. He also studied in Germany.

Marriage
He married Christina Kerr Martin on 22nd January, 1879, at Taybank, Langside, Glasgow. She was born on 24th September, 1856, in Milton, Glasgow, the daughter of Alexander Martin and Christina Mitchell.

Ministry
He was ordained in High Street, Arbroath, Angus, on 21st January, 1869, as colleague and successor to John Sandison, who died in 1871. He had previously been an assistant to this man – for six months up till April, 1868. While preaching on 17th April, 1870, a stone was thrown through the window close to him – no one was injured.

He went to Calcutta for a year from January, 1882. In the spring of 1885 , he also took charge of the Church in Vienna for two months. On one of these occasions, in 1882, Robert Hill Falconer supplied his pulpit.

Death
He died on 5th October, 1886, at his home in Arbroath, Angus. He had had an attack of erysipelas which developed into rheumatic fever and inflammation of the heart – from which he died. He was “a man of much culture” and “a thoughtful preacher”. He belonged to the advanced or liberal wing of the church; and in politics he was an “advanced Liberal”. His wife probably died in the 2nd quarter of 1937 in Southampton, Hampshire, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Edith Mudie born on 18th April, 1880, at Laurelbank, Arbroath, Angus.

Publications – by him
A New Year address to the members of the High Street Congregation from the junior minister, Arbroath, Thomas Buncle, 1871?
Bible truths and Bible characters (sermons), edited with biographical notice by Walter C. Smith, Glasgow, James MacLehose & Sons, 1888

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 20/11/1886, Minister, High Street Free Church, Arbroath, d. 05/10/1886 at Arbroath, testate, Forfar Sheriff Court, NRS SC47/40/53

Sources
The Free Church Monthly, April 1, 1887, Biographical Notice; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 4th April, 1868; 19th April, 1870; Glasgow Herald, 23rd January, 1879; 6th October, 1886; The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder 23rd April, 188, p.2

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUIR, ADAM STUART, D.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.277
Studied at the University and Theological Academy, Glasgow. In 1845 he was settled as Congregational minister at Laurencekirk. Resigned, 1847. Admitted to the Free Church, 1849. with a view to an appointment in the colonies. After labouring in Newfoundland, in Boston, and in Nova Scotia, Dr. Muir returned to Scotland in 1855. He was settled at Trinity (Junction Road), Leith, 1859. Retired to London, where he died.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1823 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the son of John Muir, Procurator.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1841. He gain a D.D. from an unidentified American University.

Ministry
He took a leading part in the temperance movement in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He was ordained in 1849 and took up a three year appointment under the Colonial Committee of the Free Church and ministered first in Newfoundland and then in Nova Scotia.

It is probable that he then returned to Scotland and went back to Boston, Massachusetts, USA. There he preached for the first time on 11th December, 1853, and continued until June, 1855. The services, during this time, were under the superintendence of the Presbytery of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and three elders were ordained. A call was extended to Mr. Muir to become pastor of the church, but, many persons having lost confidence in him, it was not unanimous. He therefore returned to Scotland. The elders ordained by him also lost the confidence of the church, and the Presbytery of Halifax declared their ordination unauthorized, irregular, and void.

He was Free Church minister in Trinity, Leith, Edinburgh, being inducted there on 7th July, 1858. He was formally charged with teaching baptismal regeneration and worshipping God in nightly prayer before a representation of Christ on the cross and sanctioning the sale of his own portrait in attitude indicating his approval of Papish doctrines and practices; and other things including praying about the Prime Minister Gladstone and about Martin Luther in such a way as to make the congregation laugh. The Presbytery found against him; he appealed to the Synod, which upheld the judgement of the Presbytery; and the General Assembly in May, 1886, suspended him from the ministry sine die.

Death
Thereafter he was resident in London, England, and he died there – at 32 Ryehill Park, the home of a niece, on 6th May, 1890.

Publications – by him
Prophet-life: or sketches in crayon of the life and times of Jonah, Boston, 1855
Glimpses of prophet life; lessons from the history of Jonah, Edinburgh, Shepherd and Elliot, 1857
Rambles in Canada

Publications – about him
Court of Session: Warrants of the Register of Acts and Decreets: Decree of absolvitor in favour of George Andrew and for payment against Rev Adam Stuart Muir, Henry William Hislop v the Rev Adam Stuart Muir and George Andrew, Nov 1884, NRS CS46/1884/11/39
Libel: the Free Church Presbyery of Edinburgh against Rev. Adam Stuart Muir, D.D., 1885
Proceedings in the libel Free Church Presbytery of Edinburgh again Rev. Adam Stuart Muir, D.D., 1885?

Sources
The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 23rd July, 1885, p.7; News1.google and News2.google; Www.ebooks; The Belfast News-Letter, Ireland, 5th February, 1857; Glasgow Herald, 12th March, 1885; Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 25th May, 1885; 29th May, 1886; Daily News, London, England, 10th May, 1890

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUIR, DAVID B., M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.277
Born at Darvel. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Greengairs, 1897. Married, the same year, Mary Carmichael. Translated to Glasgow, London Road, 1900.

Supplementary Information
David Baird Muir

Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Greengairs, Lanarkshire; and London Road, Glasgow. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.232). Thereafter he served in Kilmaronock from 1920 (FUFC, p.274, where a short biography is given). His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.368). He demitted his charge in 1947 and died on 18th December, 1952.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUIR, GEORGE

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.277
Born in County Waterford. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Methven, 1895.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Ireland about 1855, the son of Alexander Muir and Marion Jamieson.

Marriage
He married Maggie Love Ronald in Blythswood, Glasgow, in 1886. She was born in Glasgow, in 1862.

Ministry
In 1881 he was living with his mother and siblings in Govan, Glasgow, and he was a city missionary. In the Free Church, he served in Methven, Perthshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.333). He resigned in 1907 to facilitate a local union and went to Canada.

Family
They had issue, including:
(1) Alexander Dale Muir born in Maryhill, Glasgow, in 1887. He served in the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) and died in Perth on 12th April, 1917, (aged 30) (Astreetnearyou).

(2) Ronald John James Muir born in Dennistoun, Glasgow, in 1892. He married Christian Sandilands Cruickshank. He died in Alberta, Manitoba, Canada, in 1960.

(3) Mary Dale Muir born in Methven in 1895. She married William Stott. She died in 1968 and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

(4) George Muir born in Methven in 1895. He died in WW1.

(5) William Laurie Dunn Muir born in Methven in 1901. He married Wilda McLeod. He died on 18th December, 1993, in Kincardine Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, and was buried in Kincardine Cemetery (Findagrave).

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUIR, JAMES, B.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.277
Born at Darvel, Ayrshire, 1863. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cowdenbeath, 1889. Married, 1894, Jane Grieve. Translated, 1896, to Cowcaddens, Glasgow; and, 1899, to St. Andrew’s, Glasgow.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Cowdenbeath, Fife; Cowcaddens, Glasgow; and St. Andrew’s, Glasgow. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.246, where a short biography is given). His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.293). He demitted his charge in 1937 and died on 15th November, 1952.

Publication – about him
James Muir, Cowcaddens Free Church in The Ministers of Glasgow and their Churches, John J. Rae, Glasgow, p.234

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUIR, JAMES, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.277
Born at Kilmarnock. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kilbirnie, 1895. Translated to Aberdeen, Melville, 1900.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Kilbirnie— East, Ayrshire; and Melville, Aberdeen. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.415, where a short biography is given).

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUIR, JOHN JAMES, F.L.S.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.277
Born at Glasgow, 1838. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Innellan, 1865. Married, the same year, Sarah O. Clapperton. Translated to Jersey, 1869 [Vol. 2 says he left Innellan in 1866.]; and to Liverpool, Waterloo, 1874.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 22nd March, 1839, in Glasgow, the son of John James Muir, Esq.,, of Finlaystone, manufacturer of gingham and pullicate, and Agnes Purdie. His sister, Jane Muir, married Robert John Sandeman, a Free Church minister.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1854. He was admitted to the Edinburgh Dialectic Society, 24th November, 1860 (see History of the Dialectic Society, p.212). He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1860-62.

Marriage
He married Sarah Openshaw Clapperton on 4th April, 1865 at 29 Drummond Place, Edinburgh. She was born on 14th March, 1838, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the daughter of Alexander Clapperton, cloth merchant, and Ann Hume.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Hamilton in 1864. He was ordained in Innellan, Argyll, on 2nd February, 1865. On 1st August, 1866, he laid before the Presbytery medical certificates urging the importance of a period of entire rest, and stated that, with the Presbytery’s sanction, the charge of the congregation would be entrusted for two months to the “Rev. Mr Porteous, Edinburgh”, who was much appreciated – presumably this is James Moir Porteous. This request was unanimously accepted. It is likely that he left Innellan in 1866 as Ewing states in the list of congregations. This is supported by the fact that two of his children were born in Renfrewshire – in 1866 and 1868. He travelled to Egypt; acted as Chaplain at Lausanne, Switzerland and gave supply elsewhere in Scotland. He was inducted to the church in Jersey on 4th March, 1869. In 1874 he was translated to St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Waterloo, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.

He was a fellow of the Linnaean Society of London.

Death
He died suddenly on 19th September, 1902, at Minewood, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, and was buried in Liverpool. His widow lived at 20 Kingsburgh Road, Murrayfield, Edinburgh, and died there on 22nd November, 1914.

Family
They had issue including:
(1) Annie Hume Muir born on 4th October, 1866, at Finlaystone House, Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1891 in West Derby, Lancashire, England.

(2) John James MacR. Muir born in 1868 in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1889 in West Derby, Lancashire, England.

(3) Agnes E. Muir born about 1872 in Jersey, Channel Islands. She is probably the Agnes Elphinstone Muir who died in 1955 in George Square, Edinburgh.

(4) Wardrop Openshaw Muir born on 22nd June, 1878, in West Derby, Lancashire, England. He married Dorothea Lang in 1905 in Morningside, Edinburgh. He was a writer of science fiction. He died on 9th June, 1927, in Pancras, London.

Publication – by him
Eye-bright, London, Presbyterian Church of England, 18-

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Muir or Clapperton, Sarah Openshaw, 12/1/1915, 20 Kingsburgh Road, Murrayfield, Edinburgh, widow, d. 22/11/1914 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/466

Sources
Sf-encyclopedia; Adamson, James, and Sinclair, George, The Presbyterian Church in Jersey 1850-2004; The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 16th May, 1864; 5th April, 1865; Glasgow Herald, 11th February, 1865; 8th August, 1866; 6th October, 1866; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 24th September, 1902, p.6

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUIR, JOSEPH, B.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.277
Born in Dumbartonshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Montrose, St. George’s, 1899.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in St. George’s, Montrose, Angus. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.407). Thereafter he served in Newington South from 1904 (FUFC, p.21 where a short biography is given).

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUIR, WILLIAM, B.D., B.L.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.277
Born at Kilmarnock, 1859. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Muthill, 1886. Translated, 1890, to St. Enoch’s, Glasgow. Married, 1891, Janet H. Maclellan. Translated, 1894, to Blairgowrie, First.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Muthill, Perthshire; St. Enoch’s, Glasgow; and First, Blairgowrie, Perthshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.322). Thereafter he served in Rothesay West from 1907 (FUFC, p.254); and in South Shawlands, Glasgow, from 1910 (FUFC, p.282); and he served as Secretary to the Home Mission Committee from 1916 (FUFC, p.572, where a short biography is given). He died in 1920.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUIRHEAD, GEORGE, D.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.278
Born at Dysart, 1764. Son of Dr. P. Muirhead, minister of the parish. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1788, to the second charge at Dysart. Married, 1807, Maxwell Fleming. In 1811 Dr. Muirhead succeeded his father in the first charge. Translated, 1816, to Cramond. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Dr. Muirhead was the oldest minister present in the Disruption Assembly of the Free Church. His signature to the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission is the second in order, coming next to that of Thomas Chalmers, Moderator. Became senior minister, 1844. Died, 1847.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1788, 2nd Dysart, FES, Vol.5, p.90; 1807, 1st Dysart, FES, Vol.5, p.87; 1816, Cramond, FES, Vol.1, p.13; FES, Vol.8, p.5. In the Free Church, he served in Cramond, Edinburgh.

Publications
See separate document here.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUIRHEAD, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.278
Born at Dunipace, 1858. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Camelon (Falkirk), 1894.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Camelon, Stirlingshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.47, where a short biography is given). His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.62). He died on 13th March, 1930.

Family
He had various connections in the ministry. His uncle was James Logan Muirhead, Secession minister in Wooler, Northumberland, England. His brother, Alfred Patman Muirhead, was a Scottish Presbyterian minister; and his son, Ian Adair Muirhead, married Margaret Knox Napier, daughter of Thomas Macready Napier.

This Thomas Napier was a United Presbyterian minister in Stitchel, Roxburghshire (see Small, History, Vol.2, p.253, where he is wrongly named as G.M. Napier); and his son, James Knox Napier, became a Church of Scotland minister.

Source:
Correspondence with a family member

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUIRHEAD, LEWIS ANDREW, D.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.278
Born at Glasgow, 1856. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at East Wemyss, 1881. Married, 1885, Lilias J. Johnstone. Translated to Broughty-Ferry, St. Luke’s, 1893 [Vol. 2 says he was translated 1892.].

Publication.—The Times of Christ (“Handbooks for Bible Classes”).

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in East Wemyss, Fife; and St. Luke’s, Broughty-Ferry, Angus. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.380, where a short biography is given). He retired in 1922 and died in 1926.

Family
Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUIRHEAD, PATRICK T.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.278
Born, 1818. Son of Dr. G. Muirhead, of Cramond. He signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained at Kippen, Perthshire, 1846. Was clerk of the Presbytery of Dunblane. Died, 1888.

Supplementary Information
Patrick Thomas Muirhead

Background
He was born on 9th November and baptized on 1st December, 1819, in Cramond, Edinburgh, the son of George Muirhead, minister, and Maxwell Fleming.

His father George Muirhead (FES, Vol.1, p.13) was a minister; as was his paternal grandfather Patrick Muirhead (FES, Vol.5, p.87) and his maternal grandfather Thomas Fleming (FES, Vol.1, p.83).

Ministry
“Patrick Muirhead, Crammond, Edinburgh” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He worked in Logie Pert, Angus, and in the Middle Church in Perth before being ordained in Kippen, Stirlingshire, on 12th March, 1846. He was nominated for the Assembly Clerkship, but was not appointed.

Death
He died on 15th June, 1888, in the Caledonian Hotel, Inverness.

Family
He never married.

Publication – by him
James Ure of Shirgarton and his times, a lecture delivered in the Gillespie Hall, Kippen, Edinburgh, William Blackwood and Sons, 1886

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Patrick T. Muirhead
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 24/11/1888, minister of the Free Church of Scotland at Kippen, co Stirling, d. 15/06/1888 at Inverness, intestate, brother of Miss Anne Muirhead of 10 Drummond Place, Edinburgh, Inventory, Stirling Sheriff Court, NRS SC67/36/88; 16/5/1905, Stirling Sheriff Court, NRS SC67/36/131

Source
Glasgow Herald, 29th May, 1888

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUNN, ALLAN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.278
Born in Argyllshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kirkhill, 1898.

Supplementary Information
Background
Allan Munn was born in Tiree, Argyll, in 1867, the son of Hugh Munn and Ann MacKinnon. He was a cousin of , parish minister in Shettleston, Glasgow (Electricscotland)..

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Campbell Fraser in Kinning Park, Glasgow, in 1901. She was born about 1879.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Kirkhill, Inverness-shire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.475). “In 1911 he spent several months at the Scottish Church of Algiers and in 1913 he moved with his wife and seven children to take charge of a church in Germiston in the Transvaal. Eleven years later he moved to the Presbyterian church in Bulawayo, now in Zimbabwe” (see Aniodhlann – where there is a picture of him.)

Death
He died in Joe Gqabi District Municipality, Eastern Cape, South Africa, on 16th September, 1938, and was buried there but is commemorated on the family grave stone in Tiree (Findagrave).

Family
They had issue born in Kirkhill, including:
(1) Ewen Ogg Munn born in 1902. He died on 9th June, 1985, bank pensioner, Bulawayo (Gazette).

(2) William Fraser Munn born in 1902. He died in Zimbabwe on 9th Apri, 1984 (Gazette ).

(3) Euphemia Jane H. Munn born in 1903.

(4) Annie MacKinnon Munn born in 1905.

(5) Hector John Munn born in 1907.

(6) Alasdair Fraser Munn born in 1908.

(7) Allan Donald Munn born in 1911.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUNNIES, WILLIAM

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.278
Born, 1822. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Marykirk, 1849. Married, 1853, Flora White. Died, 1866.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Antrim, Ireland, in 1818, the son of William Munnies, minister at Roseyards, County Antrim, and Alice Lyle. His brother Robert Munnies was a missionary under the American Presbyterian Board.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1839. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-48.

Marriage
He married Flora White on 15th November, 1853, in Agherton, Derry, Ireland. She was born in 1817 in Ballymoney, Antrim, Ireland, the daughter of John White and Mary Orr.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Marykirk, Kincardineshire.

Death
He died on 4th August, 1866, in Marykirk, Kincardineshire. His wife died in June, 1883, in Cookstown, Tyrone, Ireland.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John White Munnies born about 1854 in Marykirk, Kincardineshire. He died on 12th April, 1929, in Tyrone, Ireland.

(2) William Adair Munnies born in 1856 in Marykirk, Kincardineshire. He died on 26th June, 1925, in Tyrone, Ireland.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUNRO, ALEXANDER

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.278
Born in Ross-shire, 1827. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Paisley, Gaelic, 1857. Married, 1860, Sophia Mackay. Translated to Campbeltown, 1858; and to Glasgow, Stockwell, 1867. Died, 1869.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in 1827 in Ross and Cromarty, the son of Alexander Munro and Catherine Stewart.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1852-56.

Marriage
He married Sophia Dunbar Brodie Mackay on 12th June, 1860, at Burgie Lodge, Rafford, Moray. She was born on 6th December, 1828, and baptized on 14th January, 1829, in Rafford, Moray, the daughter of George Mackay, minister, and Helen Johnston.

Her father George Mackay was minister in Rafford, Moray (FES, Vol.6, p.428); her paternal grandfather David Mackay was minister in Reay, Caithness (FES, Vol.7, p.134); and her brother David Norris Mackay was a Free Church minister who married Sophia Wood, the daughter of James Julius Wood, another Free Church minister.

Ministry
An Alexander Munro was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 1st October, 1856. He was ordained in Gaelic, Paisley, Renfrewshire, in January, 1857. He was translated to Lorne Street, Campbeltown, Argyll, in September the following year; and on 29th August,1867, to Stockwell, Glasgow.

Death
He lived at 12 Ibrox Terrace, Paisley Road, Glasgow and died there on 25th March, 1869. His widow lived at Burgie Lodge, Forres, Moray, afterwards at Mansfield, Gourock, Renfrewshire, and died there on 3rd April, 1893.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) George Johnstone Mackay Munro born on 23rd June, 1863, at the Free Church Manse, Campbeltown, Argyll. He died in 1874 in Blythswood, Glasgow.

(2) Helen Sophia Munro born on 29th October, 1865, in Campbeltown, Argyll. She died in 1941 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(3) Katherine Alexa Munro born on 6th June, 1867, in Campbeltown, Argyll. She married William Steven in 1906 in Elgin, Moray. She died in 1957 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(4) Eliza Jane Munro born on 20th January, 1869, at 12 Ibrox Terrace, Paisley Road, Glasgow.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Alexander Munro
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 18/6/1869, minister of Stockwell Free Church, Glasgow, spouse of Sophia MacKay now residing at 12 Ibrox Terrace, Paisley Road, Glasgow, Inventory, Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC36/48/61
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Munro or Mackay, Sophia Dunbar Brodie, 3/8/1893, sometime residing at Burgie Lodge, Forres, afterwards at Mansfield, Gourock, widow of Rev. Alexander Munro, Minister, Stockwell Free Church, Glasgow, d. 03/04/1893 at Gourock, testate, Greenock Sheriff Court, NRS SC53/41/6; Will, Greenock Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC53/47/4

Sources
The Aberdeen Journal, 20th June, 1860; The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 2nd July, 1863; Glasgow Herald, 22nd January, 1869; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 26th March, 1869

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUNRO, ALEXANDER ROSE, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.278
Born at Bonar Bridge, 1835. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Alness, 1858. Married, 1867, Margaret Sinclair. Became senior minister, 1899.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born at Bonar Bridge, Creich, on 2nd March and baptised on 10th March, 1835, the son of Robert Munro, merchant, and Effy McDonald. For some connections, see under Archibald D. Cameron. He matriculated in King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1847 and graduated M.A. in March, 1851. He studied at New College, Edinburgh, 1852-1856.

Marriage
He married Margaret Sinclair in St Andrew, Edinburgh, in 1867. She wsa born in Bruan, Caithness, on 13th July and baptized on 22nd July, 1841, the daughter of John Sinclair, later a Free Church minister, and Dorothea Wilson.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Alness, Ross and Cromarty. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.480).

Death
He died at Alness on 27th June, 1903. His wife died in St Andrew, Edinburgh, on 19th July, 1920.

Family
They had issue born at Alness, including:
(1) Robert Munro born in 1868. He became Lord Alness (Wikipedia).

(2) Dorothea Wilson Munro born in 1870. She married Andrew Younger Mackay in St Andrew, Edinburgh, in 1900. She died in Cambridge, England, in 1963. Andrew Younger Mackay was provost of Grangemouth, Stirlingshire. His mother was Elizabeth Taylor was daughter of William Taylor, a Secession minister; and his sister, Elizabeth Mackay, married John Sinclair, a Free Church minister and uncle of Dorothea Wilson Munro.

(3) Margaret Munro born in 1872. She died there that year.

(4) John Sinclair Munro born in 1874. He died there in 1875.

(5) William Turnbull Munro born in 1877. He died there in 1881.

(6) Alexander Rose Munro born in 1881. He married Louie Brydon Meiklejohn in St Giles, Edinburgh, in 1905. He was a Major in the army. He died in Lasswade, Midlothian, in 1950.

(7) Margaret Alice Munro born in 1883. She died there in 1885.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Munro Alexander Rose 14 / 10 / 1903 Rev. Alness U.F. Church, Newton of Novar, Evanton, d. 27/06/1903 at Alness, Testate. Dingwall Sheriff Court NRS SC25/44/22
Munro or Sinclair, Margaret 6 / 9 / 1920 19 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, Widow of Rev. Alexander Rose Munro, M.A., U.F. Church of Scotland, Alness, Ross-Shire, d. 19/07/1920 at Edinburgh, Intestate. Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories NRS SC70/1/652

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUNRO, CHRISTOPHER

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.278
Born in Ross-shire, 1816. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tobermory, 1857. Married, 1859, Eliza J. Paterson. Translated, 1864, to Kilmuir (Skye); and, 1870, to Strathy. Died, 1885.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1816 in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Hector Munro, teacher, and Christian Ross.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1849-55.

Marriage
He married Eliza Joan Paterson on 13th December, 1859, at Lochaline House, Morven, Argyll (Registration: 1859 528/ 6 Morvern). She was born on 15th May, 1819, in Glasgow, the daughter of Robert Paterson, merchant, and Christian Sinclair.

Ministry
He was ordained in Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Argyll. He was translated to Kilmuir and Staffin, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, in 1862; and in 1870 to Strathy and Halladale, Sutherland.

Death
He died on 1st October, 1885, in Strathy, Sutherland. His wife died in 1893 in Sleat, Isle of Skye, Inverness.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Publication – about him
Memorials of the late Rev. Christopher Munro, Free Church minister of Strathy, Edinburgh, MacNiven and Wallace, 1890

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUNRO, DANIEL

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.278
Born in Ross-shire. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kildalton and Oa, Islay, 1896. Married, 1900, Catherine D. Turnbull.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
Background
He was born in Kiltearn, Ross and Cromarty, in 1962, the son of Donald Munro and Margaret Campbell. He studied at New College, Edinburgh, 1890-1894.

Marriage
He married Catherine Duff Turnbull in Portobello, Edinburgh, 1900. She was born in Tarbat, Ross and Cromarty, on 18th November, 1866, the daughter of Robert Brown Turnbull, farmer, and Flora Wallace.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Kildalton and Oa, Isle of Islay, Argyll. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.290). Thereafter he served in Helmsdale from 1911 till 1922 (FUFC, p.500).

Death
He died in Montrose, Angus, on 24th October, 1922, and was buried in Kiltearn (Findagrave). His wife died in Newington, Edinburgh,on 28th April, 1927.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Munro Daniel 5 / 2 / 1923 Rev. U.F. Church Manse, Helmsdale, d. 24/10/1922 at the Royal Asylum, Montrose, Testate. Dornoch Sheriff Court NRS SC9/36/13

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUNRO, DANIEL ROSS

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.278
Born in Ross-shire, 1808. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Maryburgh, 1844. Married, the same year, Barbara Murray. Died, 1873.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 26th May, 1809, in Logie Easter, Ross and Cromarty, the son of David Munro and Janet Ross.

Education
For a time he taught a school in Ordiquhill, Banffshire. He studied in Edinburgh University from 1835.

Marriage
He married Barbara Murray on 7th October, 1844, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She was the daughter of Alexander Murray and Margaret Macleod. Despite the fact that she generally said in the census that she was from Helmsdale, Sutherland, it may be that she was the Barbara Murray born (or baptised) on 9th December, 1820, in Loth, Sutherland, the daughter of Alexander Murray.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 3rd June, 1843, He was called to Maryburgh, Ross and Cromarty, on 21st August,1844, and ordained there shortly thereafter.

Death
He died on 2nd November, 1873, in Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty. His wife died at Maryburgh Cottage, Maryburgh, Ross and Cromarty on 26th October, 1897, of congestion of lungs, two months (Registration: 1897 065/ 22 Fodderty).

There is a monument in Fodderty Cemetery with an inscription:

Daniel & Barbara (Murray) Munro & Family
In memory/of the/Rev. DANIEL ROSS MUNRO/for twenty nine years/Free Church minister of/Maryburgh/died 3rd November 1873/aged 64 years.
A man of/God, a sound divine/a thoughtful preacher/a devoted pastor/a faithful friend/He was revered and beloved/by his congregation by which/this stone is erected.
[RHS] here also lies/ BARBARA MURRAY/ wife of Rev. DANIEL ROSS MUNRO/died 26th Octr 1897/aged 77 years.
A good woman, a model wife/a devoted mother. She was/tenderly loved by her children/She lived and died in Christ.
[LHS] CHARLES AUGUSTUS/died 17th Feby 1847/aged 4 months/BARBARA MURRAY/died 6th Octr 1857/aged 5 years/JESSIE CHARLOTTE/died 10th Sept. 1874/aged 10 years/children of Rev. DANIEL ROSS MUNRO.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Daniel Munro born in 1845 in Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty.

(2) Charles Augustus Munro born on 1st November, 1846. He died on 17th February, 1847, and is buried in Fodderty Cemetery.

(3) David Munro born about 1848 in Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty.

(4) Lewis Stewart Mackenzie Munro born on 28th September, 1850. He died on 24th April, 1901, and is buried in Fodderty Cemetery. There is a memorial which reads:

Lewis Stewart Mackenzie Munro
In/loving memory of/LEWIS STEWART MACKENZIE/MUNRO/born 28th Sept. 1850/died 24th April 1901.

(5) Barbara Munro born in 1852. She died on 6th October, 1857, and is buried in Fodderty Cemetery.

(6) Marjory Cowan Munro born on 5th August, 1855, in Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty. She married Alexander Fraser in the 4th quarter of 1910 in Chelsea, London, England. Other details are known from this inscription in the Fodderty Cemetery:

Alexander & Marjory (Cowan) Fraser
In/loving memory/of/ALEXANDER FRASER/late Bank of Scotland/ Hutchesontown/Glasgow/died at Dunblane/ 24th March 1931/aged 83. Erected by his wife/ and also/in loving memory/of his wife/MARJORY COWAN/FRASER/who died at Dunblane/died 17th March 1954/in her 99th year/a much loved lady.
They shall see his face/and his name shall be in/their foreheads. REV. 22.4.

(7) Aeneas Finlay Munro born on 10th July, 1858, in Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty. He emigrated to Queensland and is buried in a Cemetery in Mackay, Queensland. His life is summarised in this item: Church of England Section 2, Row 11, Plot 18:

MUNRO, Aeneas Finlay

Born 1858, Maryburgh, Scotland; Died 29.11.1895

Before migrating to Australia, Aeneas Munro trained for the law. His interests in mining and journalism were sometimes combined and between 1883 and 1894 he worked as a freelance journalist and an editor on newspapers in Mackay and in Townsville. Munro, who suffered chronic illhealth, published ‘The Sugar Fields of Mackay’ in 1895 as a pamphlet, providing a valuable record of Mackay’s sugar industry at that time.

(8) James Munro born on 7th December, 1861, in Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty.

(9) Jessie Charlotte Munro born in 1864 in Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty. She died on 10th September, 1874, and is buried in Fodderty Cemetery.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Daniel Ross Munro.

Source
Gravestones; Clan Munro Association ; Cemetery_Walk_Booklet; Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 9th November, 1846; The Morning Post, London, England, 30th October, 1897, p.1

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUNRO, DONALD

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.279
Born in the parish of Alness, 1822. After spending four years in business, and studying for a year at the Normal School, he became teacher at Fearn. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Reay, 1860. Became senior minister, 1887. Died, 1896.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born (or baptised) on 27th January, 1822, in Alness, Ross and Cromarty, the son of John Munro, crofter, and Margaret Munro.

Education
He attended the parish school of Tain, Ross and Cromarty. He then served an apprenticeship in a business there. Thereafter he attended the Free Normal School in Edinburgh and trained to be a teacher. From 1847-56 he was master of the Hill of Fearn Free Church School, Ross and Cromarty. He studied at Edinburgh University and then enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1855-59.
..
Ministry
He was ordained at Reay, Caithness, in 1860. On 13th August, 1884, the Presbytery considered the resignation he had submitted to them in consequence of the decision of the Church anent instrumental music. However, he read a statement saying that he dissented and protested against the decision of the recent Assemblies regarding the use of instrumental music in worship, “as opposed to the teaching of the Word of God, as unconstitutional, and as wholly at variance with the consuetudinary mode of conduct in the praises of God in the Church.” However, he had been persuaded by men whom he respected that there were those who were determined to oppose every departure from Free Church principles. To give time for this to take place, he wished to withdraw his resignation. The Presbytery found this acceptable.

He retired because of ill health in 1887.

Death
He died on 11th November, 1896, at Hill of Fearn, Fearn, Ross and Cromarty, of chronic bronchitis and asthma (Registration: 1896 064/ 24 Fearn (Ross)).

There is a memorial in Kiltearn Cemetery, Ross and Cromarty:

Donald Munro
In loving memory/of/the Rev. DONALD MUNRO/for thirty eight years/minister of/the Free Church at reay/born at Culcraggie/died at Hill of Fearn/11 Nov. 1896.

This stone is erected by the relatives/and members tablet being placed/in the church/by the congregation.

Family
He never married.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Donald Munro
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 12/12/1896, Senior F.C. Minister, Reay, sometime residing at Shebster, afterwards at Hill of Fearn, Parish of Fearn, d. 11/11/1896 at Hill of Fearn, testate, Dingwall Sheriff Court, NRS SC25/44/19

Sources
Gravestones; The Belfast News-Letter, Ireland, 15th August, 1884

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUNRO, DONALD

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.279
Born at Strathbrora, Clyne, 1860. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Urquhart (Ferintosh), 1894. Mr. Munro remained outside the Union of 1900.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 4th September, 1860, in Clyne, Sutherland, the son of John Munro, shepherd, and Jessie Grant.

Education
He was employed as a teacher.

He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1889-93.

Ministry
As a probationer he was called to both Lochgilphead, Argyll, and Ferintosh. He was ordained in Urquhart (Ferintosh), Ross and Cromarty, on 27th November, 1894. He remained in the Free Church at the Union of 1900. He was Moderator of the Free Church in 1918. In November, 1935, he accepted a call to Rogart, Sutherland.

Death
He died in June, 1937.

Sources
The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 4th May, 1918, p.4; 28th November, 1935, p.15; 22nd June, 1937, p.13

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUNRO, GEORGE DOUGLAS ROSS

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.279
Born in the parish of Kiltearn, 1829. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1856, as chaplain to the Highland Brigade serving in the Crimea. Inducted to Logierait, 1857. Married, 1858, Mary H. E. Riach. Translated, 1874, to Jordanhill, Glasgow.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Kiltearn, Ross and Cromarty, on 6th May, 1828, the son of John Munro, factor on the Fowlis Estate, and his wife, Cecilia Ross. For some ministerial connections see the Bayne Tree. He matriculated in King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1844, and graduated M.A. in March, 1848. He studied at New College, Edinburgh, 1850-1853.

Marriage
He married Mary Helen Elizabeth Riach in Perth in 1858. She was born in Georgetown, Demarara, on 18th August, 1836, the daughter of John Riach, latterly medical practitioner in Perth, and Margaret McFarlane.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Strathtay (Logierait), Perthshire; and Jordanhill, Hillhead, Glasgow. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.229). He retired in 1898.

Death
He died at Jordanhill, Glasgow, on 26th February, 1902, and was buried in Logierait Churchyard (Findagrave). His wife died at Aberfeldy, Perthshire, on 8th October, 1910.

Family
They had issue, including:
(1) Margaret Mcfarlane Munro born in Logierait in 1859. She died there on 9th January, 1864 (Findagrave).

(2) Cecilia Douglas Munro born in Logierait on 10th July, 1869. She died at George Square, Edinburgh, on 13th February, 1931 (Findagrave).

(3) John Armstrong Munro born in Parftick, Glasgow, in 1878. He married Jane Ross Girvan in Kelvin, Glasgow, in 1903. He died at Busby, Renfrewshire, in 1951.

Plus seven more who died in infancy – recorded neither in the birth nor the death records of Scotland’s People.

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.:
Munro George Douglas Ross 5 / 5 / 1902 Rev. Jordanhill U.F. Church, Glasgow, d. 26/02/1902 at Jordanhill, Testate. Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories NRS SC36/48/18; Glasgow Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC36/51/130
Munro or Riach, Mary Helen Elizabeth 20 / 2 / 1912, Allanbank, Aberfeldy, Widow of Rev. George Douglas Ross Munro, d. 08/10/1910 at Aberfeldy, Testate. Perth Sheriff Court NRS SC49/31/217; Perth Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC49/32/12

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUNRO, HUGH

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.279
Born in Argyllshire, 1826. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Bowmore (Islay), 1860. Translated to Kilmory (Arran), 1869. Resigned, 1880.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 28th October, 1827, in Barnaline, Dalavich, Argyll, the son of Duncan Munro of Barnaline and Amelia Fraser.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1848. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1851-55.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Bowmore, Isle of Islay, Argyll; and Kilmory, Isle of Arran, Bute. After his Scottish ministry, he served with the Presbyterian Church of Queensland in Warwick from 1881 till 20th February, 1882, but he had already been registered as a marriage celebrant by September, 1880.

Death
He died on 12th March, 1901, at Barnaline, Dalavich, Argyllshire.

Source
Warwick Argus, 13th October, 1883

Publication – about him
Court of Session: Junior Lord Ordinary Petitions: Rev. Hugh Munro of Barnaline: Authority to charge, 1892, NRS CS272/3/510

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUNRO, JAMES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.279
Born at Lochwinnoch, 1803. Studied at the Universities, St. Andrews, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. After supplying for a time in Regent Square Church, London, and acting as missionary at Lochwinnoch, he was ordained at Rutherglen, 1836. Married, 1837, Agnes Wright. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1878. Died, 1884.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1836, Rutherglen, FES, Vol.3, p.489. In the Free Church, he served in Rutherglen, Glasgow.

Publication – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, 15th April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/175

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: James Munro
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 19/12/1884, Rev., 4 Eyre Place, Edinburgh, d. 08/11/1884 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/237; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/209
In memoriam Rev. James Munro, Rutherglen, memorial sketch by J.G. Cunningham; sermon by Rev. J.J. Bonar, etc., Rutherglen, 1885
Second Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction, Appendix 2, p.254 [For the questions which are being answered, see Queries]; Schedule of Queries and Additional Declarations, Appendix 3, p.802

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUNRO, JAMES IVERACH, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.279
Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Spent a year in the Theological College at Bala as Hebrew tutor. Ordained at Canisbay, Caithness-shire, 1898. Married, the same year, Janet Gillies Morrison.

Supplementary Information
Background
James Inverach Munro was born in Halkirk, Caithness, on 6th June, 1859, the son of Donald Munro, farmer, and Elizabeth Iverach. His mother was the sister of Donald and James Iverach, both Free Church ministers. He studied at New College, Edinburgh, 1889-1894.

Marriage
He married Janet Gillies Morrison in St Giles, Edinburgh, in 1898. She was born in St George, Edinburgh, on 19th October, 1859, the daughter of William Morrison, railway engine driver, and Margaret Thomson Watson. In 1881 she was a draper’s assistant.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Canisbay, Caithness. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.506). Thereafter he served in Strathdon and Glenbuchat from from 1915 (FUFC, p.438).

Death
He died at Aberdeen on 28th June, 1917. His wife died in Morningside, Edinburgh, in 1943.

Family
They had issue in Canisbay, including:
(1) Margaret Watson Munro born in 1899. She married Alexander Ayer in Morningside, Edinburgh, in 1945. She died in Leith, Edinburgh, in 1965.

(2) Elizabeth Iverach Munro born in 1900. She married Willie Wray in Morningside, Edinburgh, in 1946. She died in Sanquhar, Dumfries-shire, in 1994.

(3) William Morrison Munro born in 1903. He married Norma Munro Mclean in Greta, Dumfries-shire, in 1939. He died in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, in 1981.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Munro James Iverach 3 / 9 / 1917 Rev. M.A., Free Church of Scotland, Canisbay, Caithness, Afterwards, U.F. Church of Scotland, Glenbuchat, Gartly, Aberdeenshire, d. 28/06/1917 at Aberdeen, Testate. Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories NRS SC1/36/176; Aberdeen Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC1/37/138

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUNRO, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.279
Born in the parish of Kiltearn. Learned the trade of a carpenter and worked as a journeyman in Aberdeen. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. In 1806 he was ordained over the Achreny Mission, the mission including also preaching stations at Halladale and Halsary. Translated to Gaelic Chapel, Edinburgh, 1815; and, 1825, to the Parish Church of Halkirk, through the influence of Lady Colquhoun. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1847.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1815, Gaelic, Edinburgh, FES, Vol.1, p.31; 1822, Halkirk, FES, Vol.7, p.123. In the Free Church, he served in Halkirk, Caithness.

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 17/3/1849, Minister of Free Church at Halkirk, Wick Sheriff Court, NRS SC14/40/4
Records of The Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge: Miscellaneous Documents: Concerns the communion cups which were presented to the Gaelic Church in 1821 by the then minister, Rev John Munro, from funds left at his disposal by Sergeant Munro and which had been taken to the Free Church by seceding members, NRS GD95/14/42

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUNRO, JOHN MACRAE

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.279
Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Strathmiglo, 1900.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Killearnan, Ross and Cromarty, about 1853. He studied at New College, Edinburgh, 1891-1896.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in North, Strathmiglo, Fife. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.373). He resigned in 1921.

Death
He died at Glasgow in 1922 and was buried in Strathmiglo Cemetery (Findagrave).

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Munro John Macrae 12 / 5 / 1922 Revd, Strethmiglo, afterwards 11 Laurel Terrace, Edinburgh, d. 04/02/1922 at Glasgow, Testate. Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories NRS SC70/1/679; Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC70/4/558

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUNRO, MALCOLM NICOLSON

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.279
Born in Ross-shire. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Muckairn, Argyllshire, 1898.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Muckairn (Taynuilt), Argyll. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.294, where a short biography is given). His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.401). He demitted his charge in 1930 to facilitate a local union and died on 3rd February, 1934.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MUNRO, ROBERT, B.D., F.R.S.E., F.S.A. (Scotland)

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.279
Born in Sutherlandshire, 1853. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Old Kilpatrick, 1878. Married, 1884, Mary Morison.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1853, the son of Hugh Munro, sheep farmer, Tongue, and Christina Macdonald Mackay. He attended Strathy Public School. He studied at the United College, St Andrews, Fife, 1868-1872 and graduated M.A. on 20th April, 1877; B.D. on 18th April, 1878; and LL.D. on 31st January, 1901. He studied at New Collegeg, Edinburgh, 1873-1877.

Marriage
He married Mary Morison in Newington, Edinburgh, in 1884. She was born in Stirling in 1865, the daughter of Patrick Graham Morison, writer, and Cecilia McGregor.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.274).

Death
He died at Old Kilpatrick on 5th February, 1919, and was buried in the Parish Churchyard there (Findagrave).

Family
They had issue in Old Kilpatrick, including:
(1) Patrick Graham Munro born in 1888. He died in Kernot, Victoria, Australia, in 1965.

(2) Christopher Ralph Munro born in 1889.

(3) Robert Cecil Munro born in 1891. He died on 21st May, 1933, and was buried in Orange General Cemetery, New South Wales (Findagrave).

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Munro Robert 15 / 4 / 1919 Revd, Barclay Manse, Old Kilpatrick, d. 05/02/1919 at Old Kilpatrick, Intestate. Dumbarton Sheriff Court NRS SC65/35/26

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURCHISON, ALEXANDER

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.279
Born at Lochcarron, 1829. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Helmsdale, 1862. Married, the same year, Christina Gillespie. Translated to Glasgow, Macdonald Church, 1876.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty, on 25th May, 1829, the son of Roderick Murchison, tailor, and Isabella Mackay. He studied at New College, Edinburgh, 1857-1861.

Marriage
He married Christina Gillespie in St George, Edinburgh, in 1862. She was born in Edinburgh on 10th October, 1829, the daughter of John Gillespie, grocer and spirit dealer, and Jane Imrie.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Helmsdale, Sutherland; and Macdonald, Glasgow. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.232). He retired in 1902.

Death
He died in Glasgow on 20th January, 1907, and was buried in Glasgow Necropolis (Findagrave). She died in Kelvin, Glasgow, on 27th November, 1900.

Family
They had issue born in Kildonan, including:
(1) Jane Isabella Murchison born in 1868. She died in Kelvin, Glasgow, on 7th January, 1901, and was buried in the Glasgow Necropolis (Findagrave).

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Murchison Alexander 9 / 4 / 1907 Rev. 45 Bank Street, Glasgow, d. 20/01/1907 at Glasgow, Intestate. Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories NRS SC36/48/205

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURDOCH, ALEXANDER GUTHRIE, B.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.279
Born in Morayshire, 1854. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Wallacetown, Ayr, 1888. Married, the same year, Helen W. H. Gibb.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Wallacetown, Ayr. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.125). Thereafter he served in Gallowgate, Glasgow, from 1904 (FUFC, p.221); and in Glass from 1916 (FUFC, p.455, where a short biography is given). He retired in 1927 and died in 1929.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURDOCH, ALEXANDER H. BURN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.280
Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Licensed by the Presbytery of Edinburgh, 1852. Ordained minister of the Free Church congregation at Nice, 1857.

Supplementary Information
John Alexander Higgins Burn-Murdoch of Higgins-Neuck, Airth, Stirlingshire

Background
He was born on 17th April and baptized on 11th May, 1824, in Edinburgh, the son of John Burn, advocate, and Anne Maule Murdoch. John Burn changed his name to Burn-Murdoch on marrying. He was brother of Rev. Canon James McGibbon Burn-Murdoch, who was a vicar in Kent, England, and an honorary canon of Canterbury Cathedral, there.

Education
He graduated B.A. from Edinburgh University, on 25th April, 1846. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-48.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Susan Clerk-Rattray on 21st October, 1857, in Rattray, Perthshire. She was born about 1824 in Edinburgh, the daughter of Robert Clerk-Rattray and Christina Richardson.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh in 1852. He was ordained by that Presbytery to Nice on 17th September, 1857. He was called to Langholm, Dumfries-shire, in 1864, but remained in Nice.

Other
He was Justice of the Peace (J.P.).

Death
He died on 9th May, 1883, in Morningside, Edinburgh. His widow latterly lived at Villa le Campora, Florence, Italy, and died there on 16th October, 1914.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Paul Robert Burn-Clerk-Rattray born on 26th March, 1859. He married Ferelith Ramsay on 12th October, 1910, in Alyth, Perthshire.

(2) Christina Beatrice Burn-Murdoch born on 30th July, 1860, in St George, Edinburgh. She is said to have married Lt-Col. Edward Brabazon Urmston, C.B., J.P., son of Capt. William Brabazon Urmston R.N. and Marion Higgins Burn-Murdoch, on 6th June, 1903. He was her first cousin, his mother being the sister of her father.

(3) Anne Priscilla Burn-Murdoch born about 1862 in Nice, France. She died on 6th March, 1927. She left a personal estate worth ₤13,515.

(4) James Victor Burn-Murdoch born on 29th February, 1864, in Nice, France. He married Alida De Haas on 4th June, 1915. He died on 30th August, 1924 – according to the consular returns in Scotland’s People.

(5) Jane Persis Burn-Murdoch born on 20th January, 1866, in Nice, France. She died on 12th January, 1958.

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 16/2/1884, Revd, of Neuck, co Stirling, d. 09/05/1883 at Edinburgh, testate, spouse of Elizabeth Susan Burn Murdock, Inventory; Last Will and Testament, Stirling Sheriff Court, NRS SC67/36/79
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Murdoch, Elizabeth Susan Burn, 30/4/1915, afterwards Neuck, Stirlingshire, and of Villa le Campora, Florence, Italy, d. 16/10/1914 at Florence, testate, Stirling Sheriff Court, NRS SC67/36/151; Stirling Sheriff Court, NRS SC67/40/27

Sources
Thepeerage; Rootsweb; The Aberdeen Journal, 6th February, 1867; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 9th August, 1927, p.5; 28th May, 1937, p.10

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURDOCH, JAMES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.280
Born at Stirling, 1817. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire, 1846. Married, 1848, Helen Garden. Became senior minister, 1882. Died, 1884.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 13th September, 1818, in Stirling, the son of Peter Murdoch, merchant, and Isabella McNee. For some ministerial connections, see the Barclay and the Lorimer Mellis Blaikie Trees.

Education
He matriculated in 1831 in Glasgow University.

Marriage
He married Helen Garden on 28th September, 1848, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire (also recorded on 1st October in Banchory Devenick, Kincardineshire). She was born on 11th April and baptized on 11th May, 1826, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of Francis Garden, advocate, and Helen Young.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Stirling soon after the Disruption. In 1846, he was ordained in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. John Aikman Patterson was ordained there on 22nd February, 1883, as his colleague and successor. He is said to have been inducted into a charge in Melbourne but died 16 days after reaching Australia.

Death
He died on 28th or 29th October, 1884, in Melbourne, Victoria. His wife died there on 1st April, 1905. They were buried in Kew Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria: grave location PRES A 0655.

Family
Five of his children died of TB.

They had issue including:
(1) Patrick John Murdoch born on 10th June, 1850, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. He was a Free Church minister.

(2) Francis Garden Murdoch born on 3rd January, 1852, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. He married Margaret Brown. He was a seaman. He died on 25th March, 1934, and is buried in Clinton Cemetery, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.

(3) James Murdoch born 0n 27th July, 1853, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. He married Anne Louisa Catherine Blaikie in 1877 in Newington, Edinburgh. She was the daughter of William Garden Blaikie, a Free Church minister.

(4) Eliza Jane Murdoch born on 25th February, 1855, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. She died in 1937 in Victoria, Australia.

(5) William Garden Murdoch born on 7th October, 1856, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. He died there on 19th June, 1868, and there is a memorial to him on the kirkyard wall.

(6) Ivon Lewis Murdoch born on 6th July, 1858, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire.

(7) Andrew Chrystal Murdoch born on 31st December, 1859, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. He married Annie Esler in 1887 in Victoria, Australia.

(8) Helen Nora Murdoch born on 28th April, 1861, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. She married David Curle-Smith. He was an electrical engineer and managed the electricity supply in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. He invented an electric stove and his wife wrote the world’s first cookbook for electric stoves. She was also a noted painter. She died in 1924.

(9) Keith Arthur Murdoch born on 8th September, 1862, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire.

(10) Isabella Agnes Murdoch born on 1st January, 1864, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire.

(11) Hugh Murdoch born on 20th March, 1865, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire.

(12) Grace Young Murdoch born on 8th February, 1867, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire.

(13) Amelia Morison Murdoch born on 15th March, 1870, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. She died on 8th August, 1880, and there is a memorial to her on the kirkyard wall.

(14) Walter Logie Forbes Murdoch born on 17th September, 1874, in Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. He married Violet Catherine Hughston on 22nd December, 1897, in Hawthorn, Victoria; and after she died in 1952, he married Barbara Marshall Cameron in 1962. He was awarded the honours of KCMG and CMG. He was Professor of English from 1912 to 1939 at the University of Western Australia and chancellor from 1943 to 1947. He was Australia’s best known essayist and broadcaster and he was leader writer of a Melbourne newspaper. Both a University and a city district in Western Australia were named after him. He died on 30th July, 1970.

Publication – by him
Everlasting punishment, a sermon, preached before the Free synod of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Davidson, 1864

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

Sources
Kittybrewster; Wiki; Geneofun; Janet McLem, Peathill: The Auld Kirk and Kirkyard, pp.21-22; Rootschat; Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 4th February, 1885

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURDOCH, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.280
Born, 1818. Ordained at Grange, 1846. Married, 1856, Elizabeth Doig. Resigned, 1877. Died, 1883.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 23rd April and baptized on 2nd May, 1819, in Mortlach, Banffshire, the son of John Murdoch and Jane Munro. He was a school-master in Aberlour, Banffshire, in 1841.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Doig on 10th December, 1856, at 11 Battery Place, Rothesay, Bute. She was baptized on 4th September, 1824, in Rothesay, Bute, the daughter of David Doig and Christina Ferguson.

Education
He matriculated at King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1836 and graduated M.A. in 1840. He was awarded the Hutton Prize.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Grange, Banffshire. In 1881 he was a minister/school-master in Wallington College, Harcourt Road, Beddington, Surrey, England.

Death
He died in the 3rd quarter of 1883 in Croydon, Surrey, England. His wife died on 13th October, 1908, in Rothesay, Bute, of a rodent ulcer and senile decay.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Brown Murdoch born on 16th November, 1857, in Grange, Banffshire. By 1881 he was a graduate of Aberdeen University and a commercial clerk. He died in 1887, his death being recorded in the Marine Records of Scotland’s People.

(2) David Doig Murdoch born on 10th February, 1861, in Grange, Banffshire. By 1881 he studied at Aberdeen University and at Cambridge University, England, and was an Indian civil servant. He married Hannah Isabel Mary Mullaby. He died in the 4th quarter of 1951 in Tonbridge, Kent.

(3) Christina Doig Murdoch born on 13th January, 1864, in Grange, Banffshire. She married Henry Robert Kirkman in the 3rd quarter of 1884 in Croydon, Surrey, England.

(4) Eliza Jane Murdoch born on 15th June, 1867, in Grange, Banffshire. She died there that year.

Publication – about him
Records of Strathbogie Free Presbytery: Strathbogie Free Presbytery – Separate Record in case against Rev. John Murdoch, 1875-76, NRS CH3/290/5

Sources
Rootsweb; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 24th July, 1862

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURDOCH, PATRICK JOHN, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.280
Born, 1850. Son of Rev. J. Murdoch, Pitsligo. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cruden, 1878. Married, 1882, Annie Brown. Translated, 1884, to Melbourne.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 10th June, 1850, in Pitlsligo, Aberdeenshire, the son of James Murdoch and Helen Garden. For some ministerial connections, see the Barclay Tree.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1870. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1870-73.

Marriage
He married Annie Brown on 5th June, 1882, at Longhaven House, Cruden, Aberdeenshire. She was born on 12th September, 1856, in Cruden, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of George Brown and May Smith Shepherd.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 6th September, 1876, and served as assistant in Regent Square in London, England, and in Aberdeen South to John M. Sloan, before being ordained in Cruden, Aberdeenshire, on 14th February, 1878. He served there till 1884 when he accepted a call to Australia. He served the Presbyterian Church of Victoria in West Melbourne from 7th October, 1884 till 16th August, 1887; Camberwell – Burwood from 30th August 1887 till 31st December, 1928, Burwood being detached in 1897. He was Clerk of Presbytery from 1896; Moderator of the Victoria General Assembly in 1898; and Moderator General 1905-07.

Death
He died on 1st July, 1940, in Hawthorn Upper, Victoria. His wife died there in 1945.

Family
They had issue including the following born in Victoria:

(1) Sir Keith Arthur Murdoch born in 1885 in Melbourne. He studied at the London School of Economics, England. He became a journalist and is credited with bringing to light deficiencies in the Gallipoli campaign of WW1. He married Elisabeth Joy Greene in June, 1928. He built up a newspaper and broadcasting empire. He was the father of Rupert Murdoch. He died in 1952 in Victoria.

(2) Francis Garden Murdoch born in 1887. He died there in 1959.

(3) Alec Brown Shepherd Murdoch born in 1889. He died there in 1920.

(4) Ivon George Murdoch born in 1892. He gained M.C. and bar in WW1, serving with the Australian forces. He became a farmer in Wantabadgery, New South Wales. He died in 1964 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.

(5) Alan May Murdoch born in 1895. He also was awarded an M.C. in WW1, serving with the Australian forces. He died in 1971.

Sources
Informationclearinghouse; Adb; Wiki; Wikipedia; The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 10th January, 1882, p.2

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURDOCH, ROBERT

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.280
Born at Cathcart, 1838. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Blochairn, Glasgow, 1875, over a congregation which he had gathered and organised. Married, 1876, Jessie Laing. Translated, 1877, to Johnstone and Wamphray. Died, 1889.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 14th December, 1839, and baptized on 18th January, 1840, in Cathcart, Glasgow, the son of John Murdoch, teacher, and Ann Gray.

Education
He trained to be a merchant. While a student he was a missionary in Torrance, Dunbartonshire, for five years, and in the Barony, Glasgow, for two years.

Marriage
He married Jessie Laing on 18th January, 1876, at 4 Firpark Terrace, Dennistoun, Glasgow (Registration: 1876 644/3 90 Dennistoun). She was born about 1841 in Glasgow, the daughter of Charles Laing, paper maker, and Janet Lang.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow on 2nd July, 1873. He was ordained in Blochairn, Glasgow on 19th August, 1875. He had been missionary in the area ever since the station was opened, and the call was a most unanimous one. He was translated to Johnstone and Wamphray, Dumfries-shire, on 27th April, 1877.

Death
He died on 5th May, 1889, at the Free Church Manse, Wamphray, Dumfries-shire. He was buried there on 10th May, but later, by Sheriff’s order, he was re-interred at another site in the same cemetery – the congregation had expressed their indignation at the first site: it was in an unsightly situation, and, it was alleged, next to the grave of a suicide. His wife died in 1928 in Erskine, Renfrewshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Janet Gray Murdoch born on 16th January, 1877, in Dennistoun, Lanarkshire. She married William Manson on 18th November, 1910, in Cathcart, Glasgow. She died in 1952 in Carluke, Lanarkshire.

(2) Annie Mary Murdoch born on 24th October, 1878, in Johnstone, Dumfries-shire. She died in 1959 in Troon, Ayrshire.

(3) Charles Archibald Murdoch born on 8th August, 1880, in Johnstone, Dumfries-shire. He married Helen Manson in 1910 in Cathcart, Glasgow. He died on 23rd May, 1913, in Queensland.

(4) Joan Maxwell Murdoch born on 19th November, 1882, in Johnstone, Dumfriesshire.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Robert Murdoch
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 1/5/1890, F.C. Minister, Johnstone and Wamphray, County of Dumfries, d. 05/05/1890 at Free Church Manse, Johnstone aforesaid, testate, Dumfries Sheriff Court, NRS SC15/41/22

Sources
Glasgow Herald, 20th August, 1875; The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent, Yorkshire, England, 24th June 24, 1889, p.5; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 28th April, 1877, p.9

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURRAY, ALEXANDER

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.280
Born in Ireland, 1829. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Culsalmond, 1857. Married, 1853, Christina Macgregor; and, 1862, Eliza I. Hardy. Retired, 1862.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 7th July, 1830, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the son of George Murray, cartwright, and Catherine Glegg.

Education
He matriculated at Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1844 and graduated M.A. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1851-53.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Christina MacGregor on 28th January, 1853, the marriage being registered in Killin, Perthshire, and in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She was born in Golspie, Sutherland, about 1828, the daughter of Alexander MacGregor, draper, and Christina Gunn. She was the brother of John MacGregor, a Free Church minister.

(2) In 1861 Alexander Murray was living in Forgue, Aberdeenshire. He was the minister of Culsalmond Free Church, aged 30, a widower and born in Aberdeen. Eliza J. Hardie was living with him, a servant. On 19th January, 1862, at 5 Little Belmont Street, Aberdeen, Alexander George Murray was born to them (Registration: 1862 168/1 160 St Nicholas). He was illegitimate and his father was described as Alexander Murray, teacher. Alexander Murray married Eliza Isabella Hardy on 30th January, 1862, at the City Hotel, St Nicholas, Aberdeen (Registration: 1862 168/1 35 St Nicholas). He was then said to be a teacher. She was born on 20th May and baptized on 7th June, 1835, in Ordiquill, Banffshire, the daughter of William Hardy, master gardner, and Jane Wright.

Ministry
He was ordained in Culsalmond, Aberdeenshire, on 8th January, 1857, as colleague and successor to Patrick Robertson, who died in 1867. He emigrated to Canada and became a teacher. He settled at first in New Brunswick; and then lived in Ontario: in 1871 he was in East Nortumberland and in 1881 in Waterloo South.

Death
His first wife died on 11th August, 1858, in Golspie, Sutherland.

Family
He had issue including:

(1) Alexander George Murray born in Aberdeen in 1862. He married Sarah Frances De Neville Durrand on 31st October, 1889, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He became a barrister. He subsequently married Ellen Johns and Ethel Annie. He died in 1948 and was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Fort Frances, Rainy River Fisstrict, Ontario – see Findagrave.

(2) William Hardie Murray born in 1865 in New Brunswick.

Source
Curiousfox; Craigmyle

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURRAY, ALEXANDER, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.280
Born at Crieff. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Fossoway, 1895. Married, 1896, Bella Bisset Norrie.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Fossoway, Kinross-shire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.349). Thereafter he served in Stornoway, English, from 1902 (FUFC, p.497); and in Aberdeen Torry fr0m 1906 (FUFC, p.419, where a short biography is given). He died in 1919.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURRAY, ALLAN FULLARTON, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.280
Born at Glasgow, 1846. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Torphichen, 1875.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Torphichen, West Lothian. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.40, where a short biography is given). He became senior minister in 1910. His ministry was continued in the Church of Scotland (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (FES), Vol.9, p.55). He died on 5th May, 1933.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURRAY, COLIN SINCLAIR

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.280
Born at Thurso, 1831. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at North Yell, 1864. Translated to Salton, Haddingtonshire, 1878. Died, 1894.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 11th February and baptized on 7th March, 1832, in Thurso, Caithness, the son of John Murray, spirit dealer, and Anne Sinclair. In 1851, he was living in Tongue, Sutherland, and was described as a family tutor.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1855-60.

Ministry
He worked as a missionary in Yell – North, Shetland, before being ordained minister there on 10th November, 1864. He was translated to Salton and Bolton, East Lothian, on 28th November, 1878.

Death
He was admitted to Mavisbank Asylum, Lasswade, Midlothian, on 5th October, 1891, and a curator bonis was appointed for him. He died there on 6th March, 1894.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 28/5/1894, F.C. Minister, Salton, d. 06/03/1894 at Mavisbank Asylum, Polton, intestate, Haddington Sheriff Court, NRS SC40/40/30
Mental Health Records: NRS MC7/7 p. 336 and NRS MC2/391
Court of Session: Warrants of the Register of Acts and Decreets: Interim act and decree appointing Robert Cockburn Millar to be curator bonis to the Rev Colin Sinclair Murray, Dec 1891, NRS CS46/1891/12/1

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURRAY, DAVID

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.280
Born, 1810. Ordained at Muckairn, Argyllshire, 1844. Retired, 1855.

Supplementary Information
David McKenzie Murray

Background
He was born on 3rd April, 1811, in Creich, Sutherland, the son of Patrick Murray, schoolmaster, and Jean McKenzie (Registration: OPR 09/04/1811 046/ 10 21 Creich). In 1841 he was the parish school teacher in Creich.

Education
He matriculated in King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1829 and graduated M.A. in 1834.

Ministry
A “David M. Murray, Creich, Bonar Bridge” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. In the Free Church, he served in Muckairn (Taynuilt), Argyll.

Other
In 1861 he lived in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, and was a teacher.

Publications – by him
Breadalbane Muniments: Additional Papers from the Taymouth Estate Office: Letter to Campbell of Barcaldine, enclosing letter from Murray, on rights to chapel in Glen Etive, 20th July, 1844, NRS GD112/74/79; Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Against Maynooth endowment, 18th April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/178; 20th May, 1845, NRS GD112/51/195

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURRAY, DONALD

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.280
Born at Stornoway, 1805. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. During his theological course Mr. Murray was inspector of schools for the Gaelic School Society. Ordained at Knock (Lewis), 1845. Married, 1846, Helen Morrison. Translated, 1866, to Tarbat. Became senior minister, 1886. Died, 1899.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born at Melbost, Stornoway, in the quoad sacra parish of Knock, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty, about 1804, the son of John Murray.

Education
He attended the local parish school, and worked with his father on his farm. He taught for four years in the parish of Glenelg for the Gaelic School Society. Then he studied in Edinburgh. During his divinity training he was appointed inspector of the Society’s Schools until he was ordained.

Marriage
He married Helen Morrison on 23rd April, 1846, in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty. She was born there about 1807, the daughter of William Morrison, bank agent and fish curer, and Barbara Morrison.

His death record states that he was the widow of Katherine Matheson. However I can find no evidence in Scotland to back that up. His death was registered by a nephew and I can only suggest that he didn’t know the family situation well: for example, he didn’t know the name of Donald Murray’s mother. Hence he may have simply got the name of his wife wrong.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1844 and ordained the following year on 22nd October. In the Free Church, he served in Knock, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty. He was Clerk of Presbytery in Lewis. He accepted a call to Tarbat, Ross and Cromarty, in December, 1866, and was inducted there on 16th January, 1867. For some time around the end of 1885 he had John William McDougall as his assistant and he had Dugald Matheson as his colleague and successor. On the occasion of his ministerial jubilee, a meeting was held in the Moncreiff Hall in Edinburgh, when a beautifully illuminated address by his Presbytery was presented to him by Colin Sinclair, Moderator of the Presbytery. At the same time he was presented with a purse of sovereigns from the Tarbat congregation.

Death
Latterly he removed to Dingwall and then to 13 Wardie Avenue, Edinburgh, where he died on 9th May, 1899 (Registration: 1899 685/1 590 St George). Helen Murray or Morrison died on 14th November, 1881, at the Free Church Manse, Tarbat, Ross and Cromarty (Registration: 1881 083/ 27 Tarbat (Ross and Cromarty)).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Catherine L(illingston?) Murray born about 1847 in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty. She was an artistic decorator.

(2) Donald Roderick Murray born about 1848 in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty. He became a medical practitioner. He married Johanna Matheson in 1887 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Donald Murray.
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 6/7/1899, F.C. Minister, 13 Wardie Avenue, Edinburgh, d. 09/05/1899 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/381; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/314
Stornoway Sheriff Court: Processes: Helen Morison or Murray, Reverend Donald Murray, Donald Murray, Annabella Morison or MacAulay, William Ross, and Barbara Morison or MacLeod v John Nicolson, Action concerning heritable property: action for removing. 1869, NRS SC33/17/1869/14

Sources
The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 18th November, 1881, p.7; Glasgow Herald, 21st November, 1895; Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 27th November, 1895

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURRAY, GEORGE

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.280
Born at Golspie, 1860. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kilninver and Kilmelford, Argyllshire, 1894. Married, 1896, Katherine A. Macaskill.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Kilninver and Kilmelford, Argyll. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.294). Thereafter he served in Tarbat from 1902 (FUFC, p.486); and in Petty from 1912 (FUFC, p.475, where a short biography is given). He died in 1918.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURRAY, JOHN, D.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.281
Born in the parish of Insch, 1784. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and took courses in both divinity and medicine in Edinburgh. Ordained, 1816, at Trinity Chapel, Aberdeen. Married, 1820, Margaret Brown. Became senior minister of St. Nicholas Church, 1825. Some years afterwards the collegiate charges of the East and West Churches were dissolved, and the whole city was divided anew into parishes. Dr. Murray became minister of the North Church and parish. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1861.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1816, Trinity, Aberdeen, FES, Vol.6, p.33; 1824, East, Aberdeen, FES, Vol.6, p.4. In the Free Church, he served in North, Aberdeen.

Family
Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

Publications – about him
Crown Office precognitions: Precognition against James Cameron, Helen Doull for the crime of bigamy at House of Reverend John Murray, near the Lunatic Asylum, North parish of Aberdeen, 1835, NRS AD14/35/61
High Court of Justiciary processes: Trial papers relating to James Cameron, Helen Doull for the crime of bigamy at House of Reverend John Murray, near the Lunatic Asylum, North parish of Aberdeen. Tried at High Court, Aberdeen. Guilty – six months’ imprisonment, 24 Sep 1835, NRS JC26/1835/152
The Aberdeen pulpit and universities: a series of sketches of the Aberdeen clergy, and of the professors in the Aberdeen colleges, Aberdeen, Strachan, 1844
David Mitchell, schoolmaster, Nether Kirkgate, Answers made by Schoolmasters in Scotland, p.5 [See here Parochial Schools – Queries to which these Answers are a response]
12th October, 1837, Fifth Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction, p.350 [For the questions which are being answered, see Queries]

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURRAY, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.281
Born at Cademuir, Peebles, 1808. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Milton of Balgonie, 1837. Translated to Dunbog, Fife, 1838. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. At the Disruption Mr. Murray’s charge embraced the parishes of Abdie and Newburgh, as well as his original parish of Dunbog. Married, 1861, Mary Ann Pitcairn. Became senior minister, 1880. Died, 1882.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1837, Milton of Balgonie, FES, Vol.5, p.115; 1838, Dunbog, FES, Vol.5, p.151. In the Free Church, he served in Abdie and Newburgh, Fife.

Publication – by him
He contributed to the Parker Manuscripts. His work is used in Thomas Brown’s, Annals of the Disruption – see footnote 201 . (Note these links take you to the end of the quote.)

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: John Murray.
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 21/7/1882, Free Church Minister, Abdie, near Newburgh, Fife, lately residing at Lindores Manse, Newburgh, d. 29/04/1882 at Lindores Manse, testate, Cupar Sheriff Court, NRS SC20/50/55
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Murray or Pitcairn, Mary Anne, 4/1/1908, 13 Hatton Place, Grange, Edinburgh, widow of Rev. John Murray, Abdie and Newburgh, Fife, d. 26/09/1907 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/475; Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/393
12th December, 1837, Sixth Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction, p.462 [For the questions which are being answered, see Queries]

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURRAY, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.281
Born in the parish of Stornoway, 1841. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Clyne, Brora, 1869. Married, 1871, Dorothea Reed, and, 1895, Georgianna A. Cox. Died, 1900.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born (or baptised) on 5th March, 1841, in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Alexander Murray, farmer, and Sybella (or Sibella) McLeod.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1865-69.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Dorothea Reed on 1st February, 1871, at 124 Princes Street, Edinburgh (Registration: 1871 685/2 39 St Andrew (Edinburgh)). Her age in the records fluctuates wildly, but she was born on 26th and baptized on 30th September, in Farr, Sutherland, the daughter of Gabriel Reed, farmer, and Alexandrina Mackay. For some family connections, see the tree of John Mackay of Kirtomy.

(2) Georgiana Amy Cox in the 3rd quarter of 1895 in Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, England. She was born in the last quarter of 1858 in West Derby, Lancashire, England, the daughter of Charles Cox and his wife Georgiana.

Ministry
A John Murray was licensed by the Presbytery of Breadalbane on 10th June, 1869. In the Free Church, he served in Clyne, Sutherland. He was Convener of Sutherland County Council.

Death
He died on 14th July, 1900, in Clyne, Sutherland. His first wife died there in 1891. Georgina Amy Cox or Murray died in 1940 in Nairn.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 30/10/1900, F.C. Manse, Brora, Sutherland, d. 14/07/1900 at Brora aforesaid, testate, Dornoch Sheriff Court, NRS SC9/36/9; 31/12/1900, Eik, Dornoch Sheriff Court, NRS SC9/36/9

Source
The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 22nd December, 1897, p.12

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURRAY, JOHN, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.281
Born in the parish of Keig, 1842. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Dairsie, Fife, 1874. Married, 1876, Elizabeth J. Anderson.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Dairsie, Fife. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.370, where a short biography is given). He resigned in 1914 and died in 1921.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURRAY, JOHN GRAY, D.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.281
Born at Edinburgh, 1820. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, acting for a time during his course as a teacher in George Heriot’s Hospital. Ordained at Auchencairn, 1844. Married, 1849, Joanna T. Anderson. Translated, 1863, to North Shields; and, 1868, to Cheltenham.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FES, Vol.7, p.480. In the Free Church, he served in Auchencairn, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Publications – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Maynooth endowment, 25th April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/184; Sites, 18th May, 1846, NRS GD112/51/214
Jerusalem, Edinburgh, Johnstone and Hunter, 1851
Goads and nails, plain sermons by a country presbytery, with others, Edinburgh, J. Maclaren, 1861

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: John Gray Murray
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 23/3/1881, late of 10 Clarence Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, D.D., Probate of the will, non-Scottish Court, NRS SC70/6/21

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURRAY, THOMAS

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.281
Born at Olrig, 1821. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Midmar, 1857. Married, 1858, Georgina Wilson; and, 1885, Agnes Greig. Died, 1896.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 26th January and baptized on 1st February, 1821, in Olrig, Caithness, the son of Donald Murray, farmer and auctioneer, and Catherine Coghill. He spent ten years in business in Thurso, Caithness, and became a master clothier and draper.

Education
He attended Edinburgh University and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1850-54.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Georgina Wilson on 25th May, 1868, at the bride’s home, Rose Cottage, Kemnay, Aberdeenshire (Registration: 1868 207/ 2 Kemnay). She was born about 1841 in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the daughter of George Wilson, surgeon and druggist, and Jean Hendry.

(2) Agnes Greig on 26th November, 1885, in St George, Edinburgh (Registration: 1885 685/1 395 St George). She was born (or baptised) on 20th May, 1835, in Eccles, Berwickshire, the daughter of James Greig and Agnes Borthwick. Her sisters were married to ministers: Jane Borthwick Greig was married to Henry William Bell, a Free Church minister; and Anne Peddie Greig was married to Robert T. Jeffrey, a United Presbyterian Church minister.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1855. He was ordained in Midmar, Aberdeenshire, in 1857. At the time the congregation was referred to as Bankhead.

Death
He died on 16th or 17th September, 1896, in Midmar, Aberdeenshire. Georgina Wilson or Murray died there in 1882. Agnes Greig or Murray died in 1908 in St Machar, Aberdeen.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) Daniel Murray born on 2nd April, 1869, in Midmar, Aberdeenshire.

(2) George Wilson Murray born on 29th July, 1870, in Midmar, Aberdeenshire. He married Annie Cargill in 1899 in Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeenshire. He died in 1931 in Perth.

(3) Thomas Murray born on 19th August, 1872, in Midmar, Aberdeenshire.

(4) Rowland John Murray born on 22nd December, 1874, in Midmar, Aberdeenshire. He died in 1901 in Perth.

(5) Henry Moncrieff Murray born in 1879 in Midmar, Aberdeenshire. He died there in 1882.

Publications
See separate document here.

Source
Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 18th September, 1896

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURRAY, THOMAS, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.281
Born at Aberdeen, 1853. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Maryton, 1877 [Vol. 2 says 1876.]. Married, 1883, Helen Scott. Translated to Gibraltar, 1885; and, 1895, appointed to Malta as army chaplain.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Aberdeen on 18th May and baptized on 22nd May, 1853, the son of John Murray, general merchant, and Marion Hodgson.

Marriage
He married Helen Scott in Maryton, Angus, in 1883. She was born in Montrose, Angus, on 17th April and baptized on 21st April, 1854, the daughter of Robert Scott, farmer, and Louisa Jane Smart.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Maryton, Angus. His ministry as Chaplain was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.586). He retired in 1913.

Death
He died in 1917.

Family
They had issue, including:
(1) John William Craufurd Murray born in Maryton in 1884.

(2) Robert Scott Murray born in Gibraltar on 27th November, 1885. IN 1911 he was a bank clerk. He died in Surrey, England, in 1953.

(3) Thomas Victor Murray born in Gibraltar on 7th February, 1887.

(4) William Turner Murray born in Gibralter on 7th May, 1889. In 1911 he was a banker clerk. He married Janet Kathleen Elrington Bisset in Marylebone, London, England, in 1917. He became a Lieutenant-Colonel. He died in Rothiemay, Banffshire, in 1949.

(5) Louisa Marion Murray born in Gibraltar on 21st September, 1891. She died in Hawkshead, Cumbria, England, on 8th December, 1980 (Findagrave).

(6) Alexander MacLeod Murray born in Gibraltar on 28th April, 1893. He married Mary Wilkinson in Westmorland, England. He married Mary. He was a clergyman of the Church of England. He died at Far Sawrey, Cumbria, England, on 8th September, 1978, and was buried in St. Peter’s Churchyard there (Findagrave).

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page


MURRAY, WILLIAM GRAY

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.281
Born at Scotscalder, Caithness, 1836. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Bruan, Caithness, 1865.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Bruan, Caithness. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.505). He retired in 1912 and died in 1917.

Error? Typo? Bad link? Contact me, please. Return to Index of FC Ministers Return to Top of page