Author: Ecclegen

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Falling between Two Censuses

Family relationships are easily identified through the use of the ten-yearly censuses. But there are some cases where a minister is ordained for service abroad and never is present in Scotland as a minister in the census year; or a man has a brief ministry in Scotland …

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A Clump of Trees

Six more family trees have now been added to this web-site … and they are all inter-related.

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Update: 16th February, 2016

The present goals for the development of this website are stated in the right side-bar. Here is a short account of the progress made since these were formulated till the blog came into operation on 16th February.

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The Bell Tree

A new category has been added to our menu: Trees; and the first Tree there is the Bell Tree.

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How it all began

I thought I had noticed in Ewing’s Annals that, as the 19th century progressed, the rate of ministers resigning seemed to increase. I wondered if this was because of the theological liberalism which was creeping into the Free Church at that time.

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Why a Blog?

A good question! When I started this web-site about a year ago, I didn’t see any need to have a blog. Now I’m not entirely convinced that I need one, but we are going to try it for a while at least.