Ministers E

Ewing – List of Ministers: E

 
Here there is the text of Ewing’s Annals 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.
 

 

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EAGLESHAM, DAVID, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Craigie, Ayrshire, 1859. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Half-Morton, 1890. Married, 1899, Lizzie Barr.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.96. In the Free Church, he served in Half-Morton and Gretna, Dumfries-shire.

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EASTON, MATTHEW GEORGE, D.D.

 
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Born in Lanarkshire, 1823. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Reformed Presbyterian Divinity Hall. Ordained at Girvan, 1848. Married, 1849, Ann Dobie. Translated, 1861, to Darvel. Joined the Free Church at the union in 1876. Died, 1894.

Publications.—In addition to translations from the German, Unitarianism, its History. Doctrine of the Trinity. Illustrated Bible Dictionary, etc.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FRPCS, p.8; Couper, The R.P. Church, p.125. In the Free Church, he served in Darvel, Ayrshire.

Publication – by him
Easton’s Bible Dictionary, Thomas Nelson, 1897

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Matthew George Easton.
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 14/4/1894, D.D., F.C. Manse, Darvel, d. 27/02/1894 at Darvel, testate, Will, Ayr Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC6/46/24; 20/4/1894, Ayr Sheriff Court, NRS SC6/44/56
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Easton or Dobbie, Anne, 23/2/1905, widow of Revd Matthew George Easton, D.D. of Darvel, residing at Dunmore, 41 Park Circus, Ayr, d. 21/11/1904 at Dunmore, testate, Ayr Sheriff Court, NRS SC6/44/68; Will or deed, Ayr Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC6/46/32

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EATON, DAVID, D.D.

 
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Born at Luthermuir, Kincardineshire, 1850. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Mortlach, 1878. Married, the same year, Annabella Cameron. Translated, 1884, to Melville Church, Aberdeen; and, 1893, to Great Hamilton Street, Glasgow.

Publications.—Translations of Weiss’ Biblical Theology of New Testament (vol. i.). Delitzsch on the Psalms (3 vols.). Rothe on First John. Numerous articles in Dr. Hastings’ Bible Dictionaries.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.251. In the Free Church, he served in Mortlach, Banffshire; Melville, Aberdeen; and Great Hamilton Street, Glasgow .

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EDERSHEIM, ALFRED, D.D.

 
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Born in 1823 or 1824. A convert of the Scottish Jewish Mission at Pesth. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Licensed by the Presbytery of Edinburgh, under authority of the General Assembly, 1845. Ordained missionary to the Jews at Jassy, 1846. From this mission he retired, 1847. Married, 1848, Mary Bloomfield; and, 1867, Sophia Heincock. Settled at Old Machar, 1849, and translated to Torquay, English Presbyterian Church, 1863. Joined the Church of England about 1882, became vicar in Dorsetshire, Warburtonian Lecturer in Lincoln’s Inn, and subsequently Lecturer on the Septuagint in the University of Cambridge. Died, 1889. Dr. Edersheim was a voluminous author, and, in addition to the works mentioned below, he published several stories dealing with Jewish and Palestinian life.

Publications.—History of the Jews from A.D. 70. History of Elisha the Prophet. The Temple: its Ministry and Services. Sketches of Jewish Social Life in the Days of Christ. Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah. Prophecy and History in Relation to the Messiah (Warburtonian Lectures).

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in 1825 in Vienna, Austria, of wealthy Jewish parents.

Education
He attended a local gymnasium and also a Talmud and Hebrew school. He enrolled in Vienna University in 1841. Because of his father’s death, he did not complete his studies but became a teacher in Budapest, Hungary, where he was converted. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, in 1843; and also studied in Berlin.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Mary Elizabeth Broomfield on 28th February, 1848, in Edinburgh. She was probably born on 22nd April, and baptized on 16th May, 1823, in Inveraray and Glenaray, Argyll, the daughter of William Broomfield and Christine Fletcher. This resolves the conflicting evidence in the censuses that she was born in Inveresy or Inverness, Argyll.

(2) Sophie Heincock.

Ministry
He was appointed as a Jewish ministry on the continent but served there for a year only. Thereafter he was minister in the Free Church at Old Machar, Aberdeen. He then was minister at Torquay, Devon, England.
In 1872, he retired on health grounds, and for four years he lived quietly in Bournemouth, Hampshire, England. In 1875 he was ordained in the Church of England, and was Curate of the Abbey Church, Christchurch, Hants, for a year, and from 1876 to 1882 Vicar of Loders, Bridport, Dorset. He was appointed Warburtonian Lecturer at Lincoln’s Inn 1880-84. In 1882 he resigned and relocated to Oxford, England. He was Select Preacher to the University 1884-85 and Grinfield Lecturer on the Septuagint 1886-88 and 1888-89.

Death
He died in Mentone, France, on March 16, 1889. His first wife died in the 3rd quarter of 1866 in Newton Abbey, Devon, England.

Family
He had issue including, by his first wife:

(1) Mary Matilda Edersheim born in Old Machar, Aberdeen, on 5th October, 1851. She married George Wood Tayler, as his third wife, on 3rd December, 1875, in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. He was a clergyman of the Church of England . She died in the 2nd quarter of 1912 in Northampton, England.

(2) Stephanie Chris Edersheim born in Old Machar, Aberdeen, on 16th December, 1848. She married Thomas Reid Kerr, wool spinner, on 5th June, 1872, in Newton Abbot, Devon, England. She died in the 1st quarter of 1914 in Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England.

(3) Julia Augusta Edersheim born in Old Machar, Aberdeen, on 12th November, 1854. she married Sidney George Gillum, a clergyman, in the 1st quarter of 1874 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England. For him, see here.She died in the 3rd quarter of 1932 in St Thomas, Devon, England.

(4) Marcia Louisa Edersheim born in Old Machar, Aberdeen, in 1857. She married Edmund Francis G. Tyndale, a clergyman and the son of a clergyman, in the 2nd quarter of 1881 in Bridport, Dorset, England. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1937 in Winchester, Hampshire, England.

(5) Alfred Edersheim born in Old Machar, Aberdeen, in 1858. He married Lydia Julia Pauline Montagu in the 4th quarter of 1881, St George’s Hanover Square, London, England. He is said to have died in the Netherlands in 1916.

(6) Elise Williamina Edersheim born in Old Machar, Aberdeen, in 1860. She married Herbert Allen Giles in the 4th quarter of 1883 in Headington on the border of Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire. For him, see here. She died in the 4th quarter of 1921 in Cambridge, England.

(7) Madeleina Anna Edersheim born in Old Machar, Aberdeen, in 1861. She married Stuart Cecil F. Angel-Smith, a clergyman, in the 3rd quarter of 1884 in Oxford. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1917 in Bradfield, Berkshire/Hampshire/Oxfordshire.

Publications
See separate document here

Sources
Wiki; The kingscandlesticks

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EDGAR, JOHN, M.A.

 
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Born at Irongray, Dumfries-shire, 1833. Studied at the University, Edinburgh, and Divinity Hall of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. Ordained at Glasgow, Barrowfield, 1863. Married, 1865, Eliza Curr. Joined the Free Church at the union in 1876.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FRPCS, p.9; Couper, The R.P. Church, p.144; FUFC, p.209. In the Free Church, he served in Barrowfield, Glasgow.

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EDGAR, PETER

 
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Born in 1816. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. He signed the Probationers’ Resolutions, 1843. Ordained at Memus, Forfarshire, 1844. Married, 1845, Mary Ann Guthrie. Became senior minister, 1886. Died, 1893.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 24th March, 1816, in Manor, Peebles-shire, the son of Thomas Edgar, an “extensive farmer”, and Elizabeth Landell.

Education
He studied Divinity in Edinburgh University, 1837-41.

Marriage
He married Mary Ann Guthrie on 4th November, 1845, in Oathlaw, Angus. She was born on 12th March, 1815, in Tannadice, Angus, the daughter of Thomas Guthrie, East Mains of Finavon, and Elizabeth Scrimgeour.

Ministry
“Peter Edgar, Linlithgow” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served for a while in North, Kirriemuir, and was ordained in Memus, Angus, on 30th April, 1844. In 1886 he expressed a desire to retire “owing to weakness of sight and memory and increasing debility.” On 11th November, 1886, John Mitchell Craig was ordained there as his colleague and successor. He retired to Kirriemur, Angus.

Death
He died rather suddenly on 29th October, 1893, at his home, Ardbeg, Kirriemuir, Angus, The previous Sunday he had preached in Memus. His chief characteristics were “his extreme earnestness and indefatigable energy,” His wife died in Kirriemuir in 1888.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Elisabeth Edgar born on 10th and baptized on 30th November, 1846, in Tannadice, Angus. She died in 1928 in Clova, Angus.

(2) Patricia Marianne Edgar born on 23rd July and baptized on 13th August, 1854, in Tannadice, Angus. She died in 1921 in Clova, Angus.

(3) Thomas Guthrie Edgar born on 1st August, 1855, in Tannadice, Angus. He died in infancy.

(4) Thomasina Joanna Isabella Edgar born on 31st March, 1858, in Tannadice, Angus. She died there that same year.

Publication – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Maynooth grant, 16th June, 1845, NRS GD112/51/202

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Peter Edgar.
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 29/3/1894, Ardbeg Villa, Kirriemuir, Senior Minister, Free Church, Memus near Kirriemuir, d. 29/10/1893 at Kirriemuir, intestate, Forfar Sheriff Court, NRS SC47/40/62

Sources
www.docstoc.com; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 12th January, 1886; 31st October, 1893, p.3; 22nd February, 1894, p.5

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EDMONSTONE, JOHN

 
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Born at Edinburgh, 1801. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ashkirk, 1837. Married, 1842, Janet Waddell. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. At the Disruption he made many sacrifices. No site could be secured for a manse. He had to take shelter in a small house four miles from his church. Speedily deprived of this, he removed to a dilapidated farmhouse three miles farther away. In 1845 he transferred his residence to Selkirk, where he remained for fourteen years, carrying on his work at a distance of six miles from his flock. For nearly eight years he walked every Sunday to his church and back, after preaching and conducting the Sabbath school. Died, 1895. [Vol. 2 says he finished in Ashkirk in 1865.]

Publications.—Mr. Edmonstone assisted in editing Johnstone & Hunter’s edition of Owen’s Works, and also published an edition of Milton. [His surname is Edmonston in the Act of Separation.]

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1837, Ashkirk, FES, Vol.2, p.170; FES, Vol.8, p.148. In the Free Church, he served in Ashkirk, Roxburghshire.

Publications – by him
Free Church Pulpit, Vol.3, p.349,
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, 10 April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/172

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: John Edmonston.
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Edmondston or Waddell, Janet, 10/2/1896, 19 Merchiston Avenue, Edinburgh, widow of Rev. John Edmondston, Minister, Parish of Ashkirk, d. 17/09/1895 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/346; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/288

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EDWARD, DANIEL, M.A.

 
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Born at Edinburgh, 1815. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Berlin. Ordained missionary to the Jews, 1841. Stationed at Jassy in Moldavia. Transferred, 1848, to Lemberg. Driven out of Austria, 1852, he was stationed at Breslau. Married, 1846, Catherine Grant. Latterly Mr. Edward was aided in his work among the Jews by the members of a German congregation who gathered round him for the sake of evangelical teaching, and who, while having a pastor of their own, received into their number his converts to the faith. Retired, 1896. Died the same year.

Publications.—Missionary Life among the Jews in Moldavia, Galicia, and Silesia. Memoirs and Letters of Mrs. Edward.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1841, Missionary, FES, Vol.7, p.715

Family
A sister of his married James A. Aitken, a Free Church missionary to India; and his wife’s brother, William Grant, was a Free Church minister.

Publications – by him
Bearing on the question in how far Germany is a suitable field for our Jewish missions : opinion of the German reviews, regarding the book “Job’s three friends”, Four review articles on the subject of Daniel Edward’s “Job’s three friends, or, Christ-King, the word of the future”, Edinburgh, printed for private circulation, by Andrew Jack
Israel abandoned of man, and sought after by the spirit, an address delivered at the Berlin meeting of the Evangelical Alliance, in September, 1857, Edinburgh, W.P. Kennedy, 1858
The Free Church missions and the continental churches, Edinburgh, J. MacLaren, 1871
The house in the land of Shinar, in elucidation of Zechariah 5, Edinburgh, MacLaren & MacNiven, 1877
A word upon Deuteronomy, Edinburgh, Maclaren & Macniven, 1877

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Daniel Edward
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 8/7/1896, F.C. Minister, sometime Missionary to the Jews in Lemberg, Gallicia, Austria, afterwards at Breslau, Germany, latterly residing at 90 Findhorn Place, Edinburgh, d. 12/06/1896 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/350; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/291
Opinion of the German reviews regarding Job’s three friends; or, Bunsen, Stahl, & Prelate Ritter, as helpers of suffering christendom, Christ-King, the Word of the future, Hamburg, Nolte & Kohler; 1857
Ritchie, Lionel Alexander, Scottish Church History Society, Daniel Edward (1815-1896) and the Free Church of Scotland mission to the Jews in central Europe

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ELDER, GEORGE, M.A.

 
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Born in Skye, 1840. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Alloa, West, 1871. Married, 1874, Emma Augusta Griffin. Translated, 1873, to Greenwich, English Presbyterian Church.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 17th April, 1840, in Sleat, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, the son of Colin Elder, merchant, and Agnes McKie.

Education
He probably graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1864. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1865-68.

Marriage
He married Emma Augusta Griffin on 30th December, 1874, at St James’ Church, Dover, Kent, England. She was born on 4th September and baptized on 21st October, 1844, in Landour, Bengal, India, the daughter of Captain Charles Griffin, Bengal Native Infantry, and his wife Eliza.

Ministry
He was probably licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 24th June, 1868. For eighteen months he was assistant to Ainslie, St Andrews – for which service he received a presentation of a gold watch and a purse containing 100 sovereigns from his friends there. He was ordained in West, Alloa , Clackmannanshire, in 1871. On 7th January, 1873, he accepted a call from St Mark’s Chapel, Greenwich, London, England, and was duly translated there on 13th February, 1873.

Death
He died in the 3rd quarter of 1924 in Lewisham, London. His wife died there in the 4th quarter of 1927.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) George Hubert Elder born in the 4th quarter of 1875 in Greenwich, London, England. A George Hubert Elder appears in New Zealand. He married Catherine Elizabeth Findlay in 1914. He died on 17th June, 1946, aged 72, and was buried in the Northern Cemetery, Dunedin, Block 43, Plot 13A.

(2) Arthur Sydney Welsh Elder born on 25th September, 1878, in Greenwich, London. He married Elizabeth Winifred Bell in the 3rd quarter of 1905 in Greenwich, London, England. She died in the second quarter of 1919 and in July, 1919, he emigrated to Argentina. He worked for a railway company and settled in Buenos Aires.

(3) William Alfred Elder born in the 1st quarter of 1881 in Greenwich, London, England. He married Susan Mildred Pringle in the second quarter of 1915 in Kensington, London, England. He died in the 1st quarter of 1966 in Tonbridge, Kent, England.

(4) Edith Grace Elder born on 14th May, 1883, in Greenwich, London, England. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1969 in Bridge, Kent, England.

(5) Alexander Henry Elder born on 5th August, 1884, in Dover, Kent, England. He married Catherine L. Arnold in the 3rd quarter of 1913 in St George’s Hanover Square, London, England. He died in the 4th quarter of 1957 in Tonbridge, Kent, England.

Publication – by him
Socialism described in the Bible, a sermon, London, Brading and Son, 1887

Sources
Northerncemetery; Comunidad; Bridteacher; Best-wishes; Glasgow Herald, 14th February, 1871; 16th January, 1873; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 8th January, 1873; The Morning Post, London, England, 2nd January, 1875, p.8; Daily News, London, England, 10th July, 1880; The Standard, London, England, 15th August 15, 1884, p.1

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ELDER, GEORGE OGILVIE

 
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Born at Kirkbuddo, Forfarshire, 1840. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Borgue, 1867. Married, 1868, Margaret Stalker Crichton. Died, 1899.

Supplementary Information
George Ogilvy Elder

Background
He was born on 9th February, 1840, at the Mains of Kirkbuddo, Guthrie, Angus, the son of James Elder, grieve, and Betty Allan..

Education
He attended the local school and then Dundee High School. He entered Edinburgh University in 1856. There was a George Elder who graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1861. He was admitted to the Edinburgh Dialectic Society, December, 1863 (see History of the Dialectic Society, p.216). He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1861-65.

Marriage
He married Margaret Stalker Crichton on 11th June, 1868, in Arbroath, Angus. She was born on 3rd April and baptized on 12th May, 1839, in St Vigeans, Angus, the daughter of David Crichton and Margaret Smith.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dundee on 12th July, 1865. He did mission work in Arbroath, was assistant to John Sandison there, and was ordained to Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire, in July, 1867.

Death
He died on 1st August, 1899, in Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire. His wife died there in 1920.

Family
There is no sign that they had issue.

Publications – by him
Funeral sermons, preached in Gatehouse Free Church, on Sabbath, the 11th June 1882, on the occasion of the death of the Rev. John Robertson, M.A., minister of Girthon and Anwoth, Alexander Skene and George Elder, Castle Douglas, printed at the ‘Advertiser’ Steam Press Works, 1882
Elijah, lectures on Old Testament history, Crichton, David, with a memoir of the author by George Ogilvy Elder, Edinburgh, MacNiven and Wallace, 1888.
Borgue, the story of a seaboard parish, Castle Douglas, Adam Rae, 1897
Galloway, the story of an ancient Scottish province, Castle Douglas, 1897
Kirkcudbright the story of an ancient royal burgh, Castle Douglas, Adam Rae, 1898

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: George Ogilvy Elder.
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 18/9/1899, F.C. Minister, Borgue, Kirkcudbright, d. 01/08/1899 at Borgue, testate, Inventory only, Kirkcudbright Sheriff Court, NRS SC16/41/54
In memoriam, Rev. George Ogilvy Elder, M.A., Borgue, Castle Douglas, Adam Rae, 1899

Source
The Dundee Courier & Argus, 22nd February, 1867

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ELDER, HUGH, M.A.

 
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Born at Carnwath, Lanarkshire, 1867. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Leven, 1893. Married, 1900, Hannah Gilbert Macainsh.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.32. In the Free Church, he served in Leven, Fife.

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ELDER, JOHN

 
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Born in the parish of Tealing, 1783. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Appointed missionary in Yell, where he was ordained, 1838. Married, 1842, Julia Richardson. Translated to the parish of Walls, Shetland, 1841. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Resigned, 1858. Died, 1860.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1832, South Yell, FES, Vol.7, p.305; 1841, Walls, FES, Vol.7, p.318. In the Free Church, he served in Walls and Sandness, Orkney.

Family
For some family connections, see the Kennedy Tree.

Publication – by him
He contributed to the Disruption Manuscripts. His work is used in Thomas Brown’s, Annals of the Disruption – see footnotes 155. (Note these links take you to the end of the quote.)

Publication – about him
New Statistical Account, May, 1841, Walls, Vol.15, Shetland, p.19
Lerwick Sheriff Court: Processes: Minute of agreement between Mrs Lillias Cumming or Smith of Greenland of Walls, and Revd. John Elder, minister of the Free Church, Walls, anent division of Greenland, Walls, 6th May, 1847, NRS SC12/6/1847/86a

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ELDER, JOHN ROBSON

 
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Born at Edinburgh, 1840. Son of Dr. R. Elder, Rothesay. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cromarty, 1869. Married, the same year, Mary Isabella Wilson. Translated to Arrochar, 1882. Died, 1897.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 22nd June and baptized on 9th August, 1840, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the son of Robert Elder and Margaret Robson.

Education
He attended classes at Edinburgh University and then worked as an accountant in Glasgow for four years. He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1864. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1863-67.

Marriage
He married Mary Isabella Wilson on 9th December, 1869, in Govan, Glasgow. She was born on 9th and baptized on 24th November, 1839, in Barony, Glasgow, the daughter of John Wilson and Barbara Harvey.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dunoon in the summer of 1867. He assisted Thomas Gray in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, and Samuel Miller in St Matthew’s, Glasgow, before being ordained on 4th March, 1869, in Cromarty, Ross and Cromarty. On 8th June, 1882, he was translated to Arrochar, Dunbartonshire.

Death
His wife died in 1896 in Arrochar, Dunbartonshire. He then went to stay with George Brown, the minister in Pau, France, and it was there that he died on 23rd May, 1897.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Annie Margaret Elder born in 1876 in Cromarty, Ross and Cromarty. She died there in 1879.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: John Robson Elder
Memorials of the late Rev. J.R. and Mrs. Elder of Arrochar, P W Minto, Edinburgh, Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, 1900
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 12/10/1897, F.C. Minister, The Manse, Arrochar, d. 23/05/1897 at Pau, France, intestate, Dumbarton Sheriff Court, NRS SC65/34/4; 8/5/1900, Additional Inventory, Dumbarton Sheriff Court, NRS SC65/34/47

Source
Minutes of the Free Presbytery of Dumbarton, NRS, CH3/80/2

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ELDER, NEIL STEWART, M.A.

 
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Born at Watten, Caithness-shire, 1853. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tealing, 1883. Married, 1894, Isabella Duke.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.393. He was ordained in Tealing, Angus, on 6th March, 1883.

Family
His son, John Elder, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.422.

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ELDER, ROBERT, D.D

 
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Born at Inveraray in 1808. Studied at Glasgow University. Ordained in 1831 at Kilbrandon, Argyllshire. Translated to Killin, 1834; and, 1838, to St. Paul’s, Edinburgh. Married, the same year, Margaret Robson. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Rothesay, West, 1847. Was Moderator of the General Assembly, 1871. Became senior minister, 1882. Dr. Elder took a prominent part in that pre-Disruption work which paved the way for the great exodus. Died, 1892.

Publication.—The Redeemer’s Cry, and other Sermons.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1831, Kilbrandon, FES, Vol.4, p.90; 1834, Killin, FES, Vol.4, p.185; 1838, St Paul’s, Edinburgh, FES, Vol.1, p.188. In the Free Church, he served in St. Paul’s, Edinburgh; and West, Rothesay, Bute.

Family
His son John Robson Elder was a Free Church minister.

His daughter, Euphemia Beith Elder, married Robert Sellar MacAulay, a Free Church minister; and their daughter Annie Elizabeth MacAulay married, as his second wife, Francis Gordon, another Free Church minister.

His daughter, Nancy Eliza Elder, married John Munro Russell, a minister, and son of a Free Church minister, Alexander Fraser Russell. See the tree of Alexander Fraser, Inverness for his family connections.
Robert Elder preached a funeral service for Frances Robson, wife of Alexander Philip, a Free Church minister. She was born in Oban about 1818.
Margaret Robson, wife of Robert Elder, was born in Oban about 1808, the daughter of John Robson and Margaret Stevenson. It is probable that Margaret and Frances Robson were sisters.

Publications
See separate document here

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ELDER, WILLIAM, L.R.C.S. & P. (Edinburgh).

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Buckie, 1844. Studied at Edinburgh University. Appointed medical missionary at Madras under the Medical Missionary Society, 1871. [See List of missionaries for alternative starting date.] Married, 1874, Annie Henderson. Licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of Madras, 1882, having gathered a native congregation in connection with his work. Resigned, 1884, and, 1886, became superintendent of a medical mission in Bristol.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1844 in Rathven, Banffshire, probably the son of William Elder, farm manager, and Janet (Jessie) Shand. Buckie was in the parish of Rathven.

Education
A William Elder graduated M.B, C.M., from Edinburgh University in 1885.

Marriage
He married Annie Henderson. She was born about 1848 in Scotland.

Ministry
In 1871 he was appointed by the Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society at Madras. He sailed from Plymouth, Devon, England, on 1st October, 1871, on the steamer Viceroy. The passage was longer than expected, but he arrived in Madras on 11th November.

Death
He died in the 4th quarter of 1917 in Bristol, England. His wife died there in the 2nd quarter of 1910.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Elizabeth Henrietta Elder born about 1877 in India. She died in the 1st quarter of 1934 in Bristol, England.

(2) Janet Annie Elder born about 1882 in India. She married John Fogarty in the 2nd quarter of 1908 in Bristol, England. She died in the 1st quarter of 1925 in Cardiff, Wales.

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ELMSLIE, JOHN, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born in Aberdeenshire, 1831. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, 1862. Married, the same year, Jessie Mitchell; and, 1881, Jane H. Anderson. Translated, 1866, to New Zealand, where he was settled at Christchurch.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 1st October, 1831, at Southfield, Keig, Aberdeenshire, the son of Peter Elmslie, farmer, and Katharine Lawson.

Education
He attended the local parish and grammar schools. He studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, from 1853, and the Free Church College, Aberdeen. He was awarded his M.A. (Honours) in 1857 and his D.D. in 1890.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Jessie Mitchell on 5th June, 1862, in Keig, Aberdeenshire. She was born on 28th July and baptized on 13th August, 1835, in Keig, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of George Mitchell of Auchragathel, farmer, and Mary Shuan.

(2) Jane (Jean(n)ie) Harper Anderson in 1881 in New Zealand. She was born about 1853, the daughter of John Anderson and Jane Gibson, in Christchurch, New Zealand. John Anderson was a successful businessman and, at one time, mayor of Christchurch.

Ministry
He was ordained in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire. He arrived in New Zealand on the Caribou. In New Zealand, he was settled in Wanganui in February, 1867. He was inducted to St Paul’s Church, Christchurch, on 4th May, 1876, retiring in 1903. He was twice Moderator of the Northern General Assembly.

Death
He died on 23rd July, 1907, in New Zealand aged 75. Jessie Elmslie died on 21st December, 1878, in New Zealand aged 42 – giving birth to her seventh child. Jeannie Harper Elmslie died on 13th March, 1936, aged 82. These are all interred together in Addington Cemetery, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Family
On his death, he had a family of eight surviving children, two of whom were from his second marriage.

His first wife produced seven children. All these are identified; missing are those of his second wife. His issue included:

By his first wife:

(1) Alexandra Mary Elmslie born on 17th April, 1863, in Kinnethmont, Aberdeenshire [registered as Emslie in SP]. She married Fortescue Emlyn Trese Dalgety in 1889 in New Zealand. She died there in 1950.

(2) William Pirie Smith Elmslie born on 16th April, 1865, in Kinnethmont, Aberdeenshire [registered as Emslie in SP]. He is presumably named after the Free Church minister in Keig, Aberdeenshire – William Pirie Smith. He married Helen Maud Gualter in 1892 in New Zealand. He died there in 1947. Helen Maud Gualter was the daughter of William Henry Gualter.

(3) Sophia Catherine Elmslie born in 1867 in New Zealand.

(4) Jessie Mitchell Elmslie born in 1869 in New Zealand. She married James Colin Campbell in 1891 in New Zealand. He was the son of William Campbell, a Free Church minister. She died there in 1944, aged 74.

(5) Norman John Elmslie born in 1872 in New Zealand. He died there on 26th August, 1876, and was buried in Addington Cemetery, Christchurch.

(6) Walter Turnbull Elmslie born in 1875 in New Zealand. He was a farmer. He died there on 25th December, 1962, aged 86, and was buried in Addington Cemetery Christchurch, on 17th January, 1963.

(7) John Anderson Bell Elmslie born in 1878 in New Zealand. He died there in 1964 aged 85.

There is a Jessie Stewart Elmslie who died in 1950 aged 77, who is buried in Addington Cemetery, plot 753C. The members of the family noted above are buried in plots 753A and 753B.

Publications – by him
Is it well with the child?, words of counsel and encouragement to parents and teachers, a short discourse, Christchurch, Lyttelton Times Company, 1886
An exposition of the doctrine of baptism in the form of question and answer, Christchurch, H.J. Weeks of Linwood, printer, 1895

Publication – about him
John Elmslie, 1830-1907, he came from Bennachie, J G Elmslie, Christchurch, Caxton Press, 1963

Sources
NZetc; Wiki; PCNZ, Ministers’ Register.

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ELMSLIE, WALTER A., M.B., C.M.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born in 1856. Licensed and ordained, 1884, as medical missionary to Livingstonia. Married, 1886, Jane Grant.

Supplementary Information
Walter Angus Elmslie

Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.438

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ELMSLIE, WILLIAM, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Aberdeen, 1816. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained at Insch, 1843. Married, 1845, May Cruickshank. Resigned, 1880. One of Mr. Elmslie’s sons was the gifted Professor William Gray Elmslie of the English Presbyterian College, London. Died, 1890.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 18th November, 1816, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the son of William Elmslie, merchant, and Helen Gray. A sister of his was the mother of George Elmslie Troup, a Free Church minister.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School. After two years in business he studied in King’s College, Aberdeen, from 1834 and graduated M.A. in March, 1838.

Marriage
He married May Cruickshank on 18th September, 1845, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was baptized on 29th January, 1823, in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the daughter of Leslie Cruickshank, merchant, and Elizabeth Mitchell.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Aberdeen on 6th September, 1842. “Wm. Elmslie, Honeybank, Aberdeen” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in Insch, Aberdeenshire, on 4th October, 1843. He retired in 18th February, 1880, mainly due to his wife’s health, and moved to Liverpool, Lancashire, England.

Death
He died on 8th February, 1890, at the home of his son-in-law, in Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England. He had received a severe shock at the death of his son the previous year. His wife died there in the 4th quarter of 1886.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Mitchell Elmslie born on 14th July and baptized on 17th August, 1846, in Insch, Aberdeenshire. He died in January, 1874, in San Mateo, South America.

(2) William Gray Elmslie born on 4th October and baptized on 13th December, 1848, in Insch, Aberdeen. He graduated from Aberdeen University M.A. 1868; D.D. 1888. He was the Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament exegesis in the Theological College of the Presbyterian Church of England. He died on 16th November, 1889, in Paddington, London, England.

(3) Leslie Cruickshank Elmslie born on 19th June and baptized on 27th August, 1852, in Insch, Aberdeenshire. He was a ship and insurance broker in 1881. He married Catharine Thorburn in the 1st quarter of 1890 in West Derby, Lancashire, England He died in the 3rd quarter of 1922 in Kendal, Westmorland, England.

(4) May Elsmlie born on 20th September and baptized on 22nd October, 1854, in Insch, Aberdeenshire. She married John Ryder Whyte, a Liverpool ship owner, in the 3rd quarter of 1889 in Marylebone, London, England. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1917, in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: William Elmslie.
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 18/3/1890, of Princes Road, Liverpool, Lancashire, Free Church minister, Probate of the will, non-Scottish Court, NRS SC70/6/38

Sources
The Dundee Courier & Argus, 18th February, 1874; The Pall Mall Gazette, London, England, 10th February, 1890

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ERSKINE, DUNDAS L.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born in the parish of Shotts, 1855. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1886, missionary to South Africa. Stationed at Somerville, in the Transkei. Married, 1887, Helen Ross.

Supplementary Information
Dundas Logan Erskine

Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.553

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ERSKINE, ROBERT

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Dalkeith. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Broxburn, 1899. Married, 1900, Eliza Campbell Dickson.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.66. In the Free Church, he served in Broxburn, West Lothian.

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EWAN, WILLIAM, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Aberdeen, 1837. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Fyvie, 1868. Married, 1869, Elizabeth Morrison Ramsay.

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

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EWART, DAVID, D.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born in the parish of Alyth, 1806. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, where, along with Alexander Duff and W. S. Mackay, he was one of a group of students who came under the magnetic influence of Chalmers, and who afterwards became missionaries. Ordained, 1834, missionary to Calcutta. Married Eliza Huntly. Dr. Ewart went to India with a constitution which enabled him to endure great fatigue. After labouring for twenty-six years with a patience and good temper that never flagged, he died of cholera, 1860.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1834, Missionary, FES, Vol.7, p.693

Publication – by him
Memoir of the late Mahendra Lal Basak, catechist of the Free Church of Scotland, Calcutta, Calcutta, Published for the Committee of the Bengal Mission of the Free Church of Scotland by Carey and Mendes, 1846

Publication – about him
Sermon preached in the Free Church, Calcutta, the Sunday after the funeral of the Rev. David Ewart, D.D., W. S. Mackay, Calcutta, Printed by Baptist Mission Press, 1860

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EWING, ALEXANDER

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born in 1840. Ordained at Blyth, Northumberland, 1873. Translated to Broughty-Ferry, East, 1885. Died, 4th November the same year.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1840 in Bamburgh, Northumberland, England, the son of Alexander Ewing, fish curer, and Isabella Catherine Saunders.

Education
He was admitted to the Edinburgh Dialectic Society, 21st November, 1857 (see History of the Dialectic Society, p.206).

Marriage
He married Caroline Burrows MacTaggart in the 3rd quarter of 1875 in Liverpool, Lancashire, Engand. She was born on 9th September, 1855, in Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbrightshire, the daughter of Peter Laurie MacTaggart and Jemima Burrows.

Ministry
He served in Blyth, Northumberland, England. He was called to East, Broughty-Ferry, Angus, on 22nd October, 1884. He wrote to his Presbytery saying that he did not see his way to decline if the Presbytery agreed to his translation. So he was translated there on 8th January, 1885.

Death
He died suddenly at Mansefield, Broughty Ferry, Angus, on 4th November, 1885 (Registration: 1885 310/ 139 Monifieth). His wife died in the 3rd quarter of 1928 in Wandsworth, London, England.

In recording his death, the Free Presbytery of Dundee noted that he “came among them with a very high reputation for scholarly acquirements, not only in the literature of his profession, but also in the wider field of general culture. While that reputation had been abundantly verified, they found him also to be an earnest minister, a faithful pastor, and a man eminently devout.”

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Oswald Hamilton Ewing born in the 3rd quarter of 1876 in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England. He married Lilian F. Hay there in the 3rd quarter of 1912. He died in 1934 in Duns, Berwickshire.

(2) Jemima Laurie Ewing born in the 2nd quarter of 1878 in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England.

(3) Margaret Saunders Ewing born in the 4th quarter of 1880 in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England.

(4) James Alexander Ewing born in the 3rd quarter of 1883 in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England. Here is a memorial to him which outlines his life: “In loving memory of James Alexander Ewing M.A. (Edin) B.A. (Oxon) I.E.S. reader in English Literature University of Allahabad, India, born 24th July 1883 lost from his boat Frolig near Rhubodach, 28th July 1924.” He was buried in the Old Graveyard of Colintraive, Argyll.

(5) Charles Mansfield Ewing born on 6th June, 1885, in Broughty Ferry, Angus. He married Isabel Haig in Baltimore, Ontario, Canada, on 22nd January, 1916. He was then a Quarter Master Sergeant. He was a teacher. He enlisted for WW1 when his address was: 146 Allan Gardens Apartments, 121 Carleton Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He survived and was discharged due to demobilization on 26th March, 1919, at Toronto, Ontario.

Publication – by him
Elijah and Ahab, with memoir by Mrs Ewing, Edinburgh, Religious Tract and Book Society of Scotland, 1889. Note: Ewing attributes this to James Ewing.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 31/12/1885, sometime Presbyterian Minister, Blyth, County of Northumberland, afterwards Minister, East Free Church, Broughty-Ferry, d. 04/11/1885 at Broughty-Ferry, testate, Dundee Sheriff Court, NRS SC45/31/36

Sources
Warproject; Kilmodan; The Newcastle Weekly Courant, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, 7th November, 1884; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 12th November, 1885

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EWING, JAMES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Muthill, 1810. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Dundee, St. Andrew’s, 1837. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1847, Marjory Ferguson. Died, 1886.

Publications.—Not Cunningly Devised Fables. Elijah and Ahab.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1837, St Andrew’s, Dundee, FES, Vol.5, p.337; FES, Vol.8, p.489. In the Free Church, he served in St. Andrew’s, Dundee.

Family
Their son, John Ferguson Ewing, was a Free Church minister.

Publications – by him
Christ, King of Zion, a sermon, preached at the opening of St Andrew’s Free Church, Dundee, on Sabbath 2d February 1815, Dundee, William Middleton, 1845
Free Church Pulpit, Vol.1, p.505, Christ, King of Zion, Psalm 2:6
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Maynooth grant, 20th May, 1845, NRS GD112/51/195; Maynooth bill, 13th June, 1845, NRS GD112/51/202

Note: Ewing attributes two publications to him: Not Cunningly Devised Fables. Elijah and Ahab.. The former of these is attributed in a Library catalogue to Bishop Alexander Ewing; the latter to Alexander Ewing, above.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: James Ewing.
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 25/3/1886, Minister of St Andrews Free Church, Dundee, d. 12/02/1886 at Dundee, testate, Dundee Sheriff Court, NRS SC45/31/36
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Ewing or Ferguson, Marjory, 18/1/1901, 10 Aberlemno Terrace, Dundee, widow of Rev. James Ewing, Minister, St. Andrews Free Church there, d. 07/10/1900 at Dundee, testate, Will, Dundee Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC45/34/1; 29/1/1901, Dundee Sheriff Court, NRS SC45/31/53
Correspondence between a person in Ballater and the Rev. James Ewing, Dundee, one of the deputation from the convocation of ministers to the Presbytery of Kincardine O’Neil, Aberdeen, Smith, 1843
For photo by Hill and Adamson see here

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EWING, JOHN FERGUSON, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born, 1849. Son of the foregoing. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dundee, Ogilvie, 1876. Translated to Glasgow, West, 1879. Married, 1880, Agnes Henderson, Dundee. In 1886 Mr. Ewing was called to Toorak, Victoria. Died, 1890.

Publication.—Posthumous.—The Unsearchable Riches of Christ, and other Sermons. With a Biographical Sketch by Professor Henry Drummond.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 17th June and baptized on 8th July, 1849, in Dundee, the son of James Ewing, minister, and Marjory Fergusson.

Education
He attended West End Academy and Dundee High School; he studied at United College, St Andrews, Fife, 1865-70, and graduated M.A. on 8th April, 1871. He gained the Bruce Scholarship in 1869; the Carstairs Prize in 1866 and 1867; and the Gray Prize in 1870. He studied at Edinburgh University 1870-71. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1870-74. He studied in Tübingen, Germany.

Marriage
He married Agnes Henderson at the bride’s home, West Park, Dundee, on 13th January, 1880 (Registration: 1880 282/1 24 St Peter). She was born on 5th February, 1859, in Dundee, the daughter of Alexander Henderson, jute manufacturer, and Mary Ann Sinclair.

Ministry
He was inducted to Ogilvie, Dundee, on 27th July, 1876 – the first minister of a charge which he himself had helped to form. He was translated to West, Glasgow, on 9th September, 1879. In 1886 he was called to Toorak, Victoria.

Death
He died on 7th May, 1890, at the Old Manse, Toorak, Victoria, from typhoid fever. “In addition to being an able, attractive, and popular preacher, Mr Ewing possessed a remarkable literary faculty, which he exercised in work quite outside ordinary theological lines, and many of his lectures and addresses appeared in the Colonial press where they had numerous appreciative readers. He was an enthusiastic Alpine climber, and had several times ascended not only the Matterhorn, but even more difficult peaks.”

The death of his wife was registered in St Mary and St Peter, Dundee, in 1926.

Publications – by him
Opening address of the New College Missionary Society, session 1873-74, Edinburgh, printed for the society by David S. Stewart, 1873
The unsearchable riches of Christ, and other sermons, with a biographical sketch of the author by Henry Drummond

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 13/11/1890, of Toorak, Colony of Victoria, Australia, Presbyterian Minister, d. 07/05/1890 at Toorak, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/289; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/248; 5/6/1901, Eik, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/401

Sources
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria), 7th May, 1896, p.1; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 9th May, 1890

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EWING, WILLIAM, M.A., D.D. (Glasgow)

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Corsock, Kirkcudbrightshire, 1857. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow; also in Leipzig. Ordained missionary to Tiberias, 1888. Returned to this country, 1893. Settled at Birmingham, Broad Street, the same year. Translated to Rose Street, Glasgow, 1899. Married, 1888, Margaret Jane Park; and, 1896, Elizabeth Mary Black.

Publications.—Numerous contributions to Dr. Hastings’ Bible Dictionaries.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.9. In the Free Church, he served in Rose Street, Glasgow.

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EWING, WILLIAM, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Forteviot, Perthshire, 1859. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Perth, St. Stephen’s, 1890. Married, the same year, Helen Ross; and, 1897, Ann Gertrude Smith. Translated, 1898, to Portobello (St. Philip’s).

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.24. In the Free Church, he served in St. Stephen’s, Perth; and Portobello, St. Philip’s, Edinburgh.

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EYVAL, WILLIAM

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Keith, 1812. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and Glasgow; at Dr. Wardlaw’s Theological Hall in Glasgow; and New College, Edinburgh. Admitted to the Free Church, 1845, as a probationer. Ordained at Slamannan, 1847. Married, 1853, Ann Brown. Died, 1861.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 28th May, 1812, in Keith, Banffshire, the son of James Eyval, merchant, and Ann Littlejohn.

Education
He matriculated at King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1836 and graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in March, 1840. He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1840. There is no evidence that he enrolled in New College, Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married Ann Brown on 20th August, 1853, in Slamannan, Stirlingshire. She was born there on 10th May, 1817, the daughter of Henry Brown, farmer, and Ann Shaw.

Ministry
He was a Congregationalist preacher before being admitted to the Free Church. In the Free Church, he served in Slamannan, Stirlingshire.

Death
He died on 3rd April, 1861, at the Free Church Manse, Slamannan, Stirlingshire. His wife died at 6 Melville Terrace, Stirling, on 6th March, 1901 (Registration: 1901 490/ 62 Stirling).

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 22/7/1861, minister of the Free Church of Slamanan, husband of Miss Ann Brown,later divorced, Inventory; Contract of Marriage, Stirling Sheriff Court, NRS SC67/36/43
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Eyval or Brown, Anne, 26/3/1901, sometime residing at Allan Park, Stirling, thereafter in Melville Terrace there, widow of Rev.d,William Eyval, sometime Free Church minister, Slamannan, d. 09/03/1901 at Stirling, testate, Inventory; Disposition and Settlement, Stirling Sheriff Court, NRS SC67/36/122
Reference from the Free Presbytery of Strathbogie, in the case of Mr William Eyval, congregational preacher, residing at Keith, in the Presbytery of Strathbogie, to be taken on trials for license as a probationer of the Free Church of Scotland, Edinburgh, printed by John Greig, 1845?

Source
Acts of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland, 1843, p.53

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