Ministers F

Ewing – List of Ministers: F

 
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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FAIRBAIRN, JAMES, D.D. (Edinburgh)

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Huntingdon, Lauder, 1804. Studied at the University of Edinburgh. Ordained at Newhaven in 1838. He signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. By appointment of the Colonial Committee he supplied at Malta in 1847-48. Became senior minister, 1877. Died, 1879.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1838, Newhaven, FES, Vol.1, p.153. In the Free Church, he served in Newhaven, Midlothian.

Publications – by him
Letter to Robert Candlish on a scheme for promoting religious literature in Scotland, Edinburgh?, 1853
In memoriam of the late A. Keith Johnston, LL.D., geographer to the Queen for Scotland, Recollections, Edinburgh, 1873
Papers of Sir Arthur Mitchell: Letter from Rev. Dr James Fairbairn, Free Church Manse, Newhaven to [Dr Andrew Mitchell] expressing his frailty and distress – ‘I am still mad as I was when I saw you.’ Endorsed ‘last letter’, 5th December, 1878, NRS GD492/206

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: James Fairbairn
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 8/2/1879, Minister, Free Church, Newhaven, near Edinburgh, d. 03/01/1879 at Newhaven aforesaid, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/192; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/176
Court of Session: Bill Chamber, Processes in Actions of Suspension and Interdict: James Kirkpatrick: Suspension & Interdict.: Respondent: Rev. James Fairbairn & Others (Trustees for Newhaven Free Church of Scotland) & another, 1851, NRS CS275/13/118
Stornoway Sheriff Court: Processes – Preservation: Reverend James Fairbairn, Hugh Brown, Condie Stevenson Chalmers and Robert Bannatyne Finlay, trustees of deceased James Methven v Roderick MacKenzie, John Martin, Alexander MacMillan and Alexander MacKenzie, Action for payment, 1873, NRS SC33/17/1873/1; for similar actions against different parties see NRS SC33/17/1873/3; SC33/17/1873/4; SC33/17/1873/5; SC33/17/1873/7; SC33/17/1873/8; SC33/17/1873/9; SC33/17/1873/10; SC33/17/1873/11; SC33/17/1873/12; SC33/17/1873/13;SC33/17/1873/19; SC33/17/1873/21; SC33/17/1873/34 and SC33/17/1874/41. This information may be relevant to the above: “James Methven was a fish curer in Leith who besides owning a fleet of eight fishing boats held large investments in property, including yards and stores at Wick, Lossiemouth and Stonehaven. Dying at Dunforth Villa, a large baronial mansion at 46 Park Road, Trinity, Edinburgh, 21 Feb 1873, Methven left estate worth £86,753.” NRS GD1/1300
The resurrection and the life, sermons preached in connection with the death of James Fairbairn, D.D., minister at Newhaven, John James Bonar, Edinburgh, MacNiven & Wallace, 1879
For photo by Hill and Adamson see here and here, 2nd from right.

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FAIRBAIRN, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Brother of Principal Fairbairn, Glasgow. Born in Berwickshire, 1808. Studied at the University and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. After leaving college and receiving licence Mr. Fairbairn in 1833 went to Canada, where he laboured for nine years. Married, 1837, Mary Wilson; and, 1847, Agnes Turnbull. In 1842 he was settled as minister of the Old Light Burgher congregation of Greenlaw, which had joined the Church of Scotland in 1839. The following year he was a member of the Dissenters’ Association. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1875, and in 1891 he removed to Edinburgh. Died, 1895.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1833, Ontario and Quebec, FES, Vol.7, p.633; 1842, Greenlaw, FES, Vol.2, p.20. In the Free Church, he served in Greenlaw, Berwickshire.

Family
Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree. His first wife was the sister of Henrietta Wilson, the wife of Duncan Turner, a Free Church minister.

Publication – by him:
Farewell sermon preached in the Church of Ramsay, Upper Canada, on the 10th of April, 1842, Glasgow, David Bryce, 1842
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Against Sunday trains, 28th April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/186; Additional Papers from the Taymouth Estate Office, Letters Accompanying Petitions to Parliament etc., 23rd Februar, 1854, Education, NRS GD112/74/837
The Scottish Christian Herald, 2nd series, Vol.2, p.565, Remarks on Young’s Night Thoughts; p.623, Some Marks of Difference between Regenerate and Unregenerate Men; p.700, Patrick Hamilton; p.790, Remarks on Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progess”; 2nd series, Vol.3, p.427, The Respective Offices of Reason and Faith

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on tshis web-site: John Fairbairn
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 16/8/1895, 14 Findhorn Place, Edinburgh, d. 03/04/1895 at Bowmont, Dunbar, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/342; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/285; 30/1/1896, Eik, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/34

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FAIRBAIRN, JOHN CLARKSTON

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Edinburgh, 1811. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Allanton, 1844. Married, 1845, Margaret Wilson. Mr. Fairbairn was frequently employed as an evangelistic deputy, and was sent also to represent the Free Church in Canada and at Montreux. Died, 1873.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1810 in Edinburgh, the son of Thomas Fairbairn and Margaret Clarkson. For some family connections, see the Kilpatrick Tree.

Education
He was educated in Edinburgh. He was admitted to the Edinburgh Dialectic Society, 8th December, 1832 (see History of the Dialectic Society, p.183).

Marriage
He married Margaret Wilson on 6th October, 1845, in Edrom, Berwickshire. She was born on 5th October, 1808, in Chirnside, Berwickshire, the daughter of Abraham Wilson, farmer, and Mary Stuart Todd.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Edinburgh in 1837. A “John Fairbairn, Edinburgh” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was a missionary in Tolbooth, Edinburgh; and he was a substitute for James Begg, Liberton, while he was ill. He also was Editor of the Christian Miscellany and travelling secretary for the Edinburgh Bible Society. He was ordained in Allanton, Berwickshire, on 4th April, 1844.

Death
He died on 27th September, 1873, in Edrom, Berwickshire. His wife died at Burnshot, St Boswells, Roxburghshire, on 20th November, in 1894 (Registration: 1894 804/ 9 St Boswells).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Wilson Fairbairn baptized on 25th February, 1847, in Edrom, Berwickshire. She died there in 1863.

(2) Margaret Janet Fairbairn baptized on 12th April, 1849, in Edrom, Berwickshire. She died in 1914 in St Boswells, Roxburghshire.

(3) Johanna Fairbairn, baptized on 19th November, 1852, in Edrom, Berwickshire. She died there in 1858.

Publications – by him:
Winter leaves, John C. Fairbairn, and Charles MacDonnall, Edinburgh, Black, 1835
Breadalbane Muniments: Additional Papers from the Taymouth Estate Office, Letters Accompanying Petitions to Parliament etc., 6 June, 1846, NRS GD112/74/830
Songs for Wayfarers, Edinburgh, John Johnstone, 1846
Hymns and poems, Edinburgh, Andrew Elliot, 1859
Sabbath scenes & meditations, Edinburgh, Andrew Elliot, 1859
Free Church Pulpit, Vol.3, p.34, Lecture

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: John Clarkston Fairbairn
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 20/12/1873, Minister Residing in Allanton, I and Mutual Disposition and Settlement, Duns Sheriff Court, NRS SC60/41/25; Duns Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC60/44/6
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Fairbairn or Wilson, Margaret, 11/1/1895, sometime residing at The Cottage, Greenlaw, Berwickshire, afterwards at Burnshot, St Boswell’s, widow of Rev. John Clarkson Fairbairn, sometime F.C. Minister, Allanton, Berwickshire, d. 20/11/1894 at Burnshot, testate, Jedburgh Sheriff Court, NRS SC62/44/9

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FAIRBAIRN, PATRICK, D.D. (Glasgow)

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born in the parish of Greenlaw, Berwickshire, in 1805, and studied at Edinburgh University. Ordained at North Ronaldshay (Orkney) in 1830. Married, in 1833, Margaret Pitcairn; in 1839, Mary Playfair; and, in 1861, Frances Turnbull. Translated, in 1837, to the new Extension Church of Bridgeton, Glasgow; and in 1840 to the Parish of Salton, East Lothian. He signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. In the autumn of 1852 Dr. Fairbairn was appointed assistant to Dr. Maclagan, Professor of Divinity in the Free Church College, Aberdeen, and in the following year became his successor. In 1856 Dr. Fairbairn was transferred to Glasgow as Professor of Theology, and in the year following was installed as Principal. He was Moderator of the General Assembly in 1864; and in 1870 he joined the Old Testament Company of Revisionists which met in Westminster Abbey. Dr. Fairbairn was an erudite Hebraist, and he was among the earliest of Scottish theologians who explored the region of German theology. He died at Glasgow, 1874.

Publications.—For the “Biblical Cabinet” of Messrs. Clark, Principal Fairbairn translated Lisco on the Parables, and Steiger on First Peter; and for the same firm, jointly with another, Hengstenberg’s Commentary on the Psalms, and the Commentary of the same author on The Apocalypse. For Messrs. Blackie & Son he edited the Imperial Bible Dictionary. Separate Treatises: The Typology of Scripture. Ezekiel and the Book of his Prophecy. Prophecy (a Sequel to Typology). A Hermeneutical Manual. Revelation of Law in Scripture. The Pastoral Epistles. Posthumous.—Pastoral Theology.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1830, North Ronaldsay, FES, Vol.7, p.266; 1837, Bridgeton, Glasgow, FES, Vol.3, p.403; 1840, Saltoun, FES, Vol.1, p.394; FES, Vol.8, p.100. In the Free Church, he served in Salton and Bolton, East Lothian.

Family
Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

Publications
See separate document here.

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FAIRBAIRN, ROBERT TROTTER, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Duns, 1867. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Leslie, 1893. Married, 1897, Louisa Chisholm.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.160. In the Free Church, he served in Leslie, Fife.

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FAIRBAIRN, WILLIAM

 
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Born at Huntly, 1858. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Abercorn, 1887. Married, 1899, Margaret Hall. Resigned his charge, and went as chaplain to South Africa during the Boer War. Returning to this country, was ordained preacher at Kinnettles, Forfarshire.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.524. In the Free Church, he served in Abercorn, West Lothian.

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FAIRLIE, GEORGE

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born, 1815. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Mauchline, Ayrshire, 1848. Died, 1878.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1815, in Biggar, Lanarkshire.

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

Marriage
He married Margaret Miller Stark on 8th September, 1851, registered in Mauchline, Ayrshire, and Scoonie, Fife. She was born 15th and baptized 25th January, 1824, in Leven, Scoonie, Fife, the daughter of John Stark and Isabella Greig.

Ministry
He was ordained in Mauchline, Ayrshire.

Death
He (George Fairly) died on 4th March, 1878, at the Free Church Manse, Mauchline, Ayrshire. She (Margaret Fairley) died in 1886 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Fairley born 9th October, 1860, Mauchline, Ayrshire.

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 27/7/1878, Minister, Free Church of Scotland, Free Church Manse, Mauchline, d. 04/03/1878 at Mauchline, intestate, Inventory, Ayr Sheriff Court, NRS SC6/44/40
CH3/338: Records of Dundee, St Peter’s Church of Scotland/St Peter’s Free: Memoir and Remains of Rev Robert Murray McCheyne, abridged from the larger work including letter of donation from G. D. Boyd to Rev George Fairlie

Source
The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 8th March, 1878

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FAIRLIE, WALTER

 
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Born, 1787. Ordained for Whitehaven by the Presbytery of Glasgow, 1819. Married, 1824, Sarah Bittlestone. Translated, 1838, to Gilmerton. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1856. Died the same year.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1819, Whitehaven, FES, Vol.7, p.477; 1838, Gilmerton, FES, Vol.1, p.148. In the Free Church, he served in Liberton, Edinburgh.

Publications – by him:
A sermon occasioned by the lamented deaths of His late Majesty George III and His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent and Strathern, preached in James-Street Chapel, Whitehaven, on Sunday 6th, and Wednesday 16th Feb. 1820, 1820
The lawfulness and utility of councils in the Christian Church, a sermon preached in St. James’s Chapel, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, on Thursday the 7th of September, 1826, before the Synod of the Presbyterian Church in England, London, printed for J. Hatchard, 1827
Papers of Montgomerie Fleming Family of Kelvinside and Robertson Family, Glasgow: Correspondence of Thomas Ferguson in Glasgow, mostly on business matters, including letter from Rev. Walter Fairlie, in Whitehaven – a candidate for the new church at Buchlyvie, enclosing printed copy of certificates in his favour, 1835-37, GD1/626/19
Papers of Fox Maule as Under Secretary for the Home Department (1835-1841) and minister chiefly responsible for Scottish Affairs: Letter to Fox Maule from Rev. Walter Fairlie concerning a Crown presentation to the vacant parish of Fogo, 30 Jan 1841, NRS GD45/9/76
Papers of the Montague-Douglas-Scott Family, Dukes of Buccleuch: Applications for Churches: including application for vacant charges of Dalkeith by Walter Fairlie, 1839-1841, NRS GD224/688/11
The Scottish Pulpit, Vol.4, p.119, Prayer
The Scottish Christian Herald, 2nd series, Vol.1, The Scriptural Doctrine of Atonement, pp. 513 and 529

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 10/3/1857, Minister of Free Church of Scotland at Stenhouse, parish of Libberton, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/50
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Fairlie, alias Bittleston, Sarah, 20/12/1858, residing at No.4 West Newington in Edinburgh, widow of Rev. Walter Fairlie, Inventory, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/99

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FAIRWEATHER, ALEXANDER

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Dundee, 1807. Studied at the Universities of St. Andrews and Edinburgh. Ordained at Botriphnie, 1843. He had also charge of the congregation at Boharm till 1856. Died, 1869.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 22nd January and baptized on 1st February, 1807, in Dundee, the son of William Fairweather, merchant, and Agnes Petrie. For his genealogical descent see Memorandum regarding the Fairweathers of Menmuir Parish, Forfarshire, and others of the surname, p.44.

Education
He studied in St Andrews, Fife: he attended United College in the sessions 1825-26, and 1827-30. sporadically between 1825 and 1835; and St Mary’s part-time in sessions 1831-32; and 1833-35. He also studied divinity at Edinburgh University: 1830-31; and 1832-33. He served as a teacher in Peter Street School, Dundee.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Clark on 12th August, 1845, in Keith, Banffshire. She was born (or baptized) on 27th May, 1807, in Aberdeen, the daughter of Thomas Clark, merchant, and Isabella Duncan.

Ministry
“Alexander Fairweather, Dundee” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was ordained in Botriphnie, Banffshire, on 17th August, 1843.

Death
He died on 24th June, 1869, at the Free Church Manse, Botriphnie, Banffshire. His wife died at the Free Church Manse, Rothiemay, Banffshire, on 14th January, 1868 (Registration: 1868 148/ 2 Botriphnie).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Thomas William Fairweather born 30th April and baptized on 7th June, 1846, in Keith, Banffshire. He married Mary Morison in 1869 in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire. He died in 1917 in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire.

(2) Agnes Isobella Fairweather born 5th April and baptized on 14th May, 1848, in Keith, Banffshire. She married William Morrison in 1877 in Longside, Aberdeenshire. He was a Free Church minister. She died in 1905 in Bellie, Moray.

Publications – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Maynooth grant and Sabbath desecration, 14h May, 1845, NRS GD112/51/193; Sites, 7th May, 1846, NRS GD112/51/207; Additional Papers from the Taymouth Estate Office, Letters Accompanying Petitions to Parliament etc., 15th February, 1850, Sabbath labour in the Post Office., NRS GD112/74/832
Court of Session: Unextracted processes: Town and county of Aberdeen v The Rev Alexander Fairweather and others, 1858, NRS CS233/A/6/16

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Alexander Fairweather
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 28/9/1869, Minister at Botriphnie, Banff Sheriff Court, NRS SC2/40/24

Source
The Dundee Courier & Argus, 28th June, 1869

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FAIRWEATHER, DAVID, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Carmyllie, 1864. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1891, at Kinfauns. Married, 1894, Eliza C. G. Cant. Resigned, 1895, owing to the state of his health. Settled in Morningside, Edinburgh, 1898.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.20. In the Free Church, he served in Kinfauns, Perthshire; and Morningside, Edinburgh.

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FAIRWEATHER, WILLIAM, D.D. (Edinburgh)

 
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Born at Carmyllie, 1856. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dunnikier, Kirkcaldy, 1881. Married, 1883, Isabella Barbara Black.

Publications.—From the Exile to the Advent (“Handbooks for Bible Classes”). Commentary on 1 Maccabees (“Cambridge Bible”), etc.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.362. In the Free Church, he served in Dunnikier, Kirkcaldy, Fife.

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FAIRWEATHER, WILLIAM

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born, 1847. Ordained at Gateshead, 1873. Married, 1876, Margaret Smith. Translated, 1886, to Maryton.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.407. In the Free Church, he served in Maryton, Angus.

Family
His daughter, Alyce Swan Fairweather, married Charles Fellowes Moncreiffe MacLachlan, the son of Ivie MacRae MacLauchlan, a Free Church minister.

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FALCONER, CHARLES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born in the parish of Cawdor, 1840. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Fortrose, 1874. Married, 1877, Jane Ireland.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.477. In the Free Church, he served in Fortrose, Ross and Cromarty.

Family
Tulloch Falconer and Martin Miller Trees.

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FALCONER, HUGH, B.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Edinburgh, 1859. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Juniper Green, 1882. Translated to Newcastle, 1892.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in 1859 in Granton, Leith, Edinburgh, the son of Joseph Falconer, shipping agent, and Agnes Esplen. He was the brother of John Esplen Falconer.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1878-1882.

Marriage
He married Edith Augusta Williams in the 3rd quarter of 1903 in Kensington, London, England.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 18th October, 1882. He was ordained in Juniper Green, Edinburgh, on 12th December, 1882. In 1892 he declined a call to Cambridge Presbyterian Church, England. This was a church that had recently been formed and no minister had yet been settled there. They offered a yearly stipend of £500.

On 2nd November, 1892, he accepted a call to Jesmond Presbyterian Church, Newcastle, Northumberland, England. The congregation had a membership of 600 and an annual income of £2000. By 1901, he was minister in Nottinghill London, England. By about 1908 he was minister of Fisher Street Presbyterian Church, Carlisle, Cumberland, England. In 1920, he was Moderator of the Synod of the English Presbyterian Church.

Death
His wife died in the 4th quarter of 1953 in Bakewell, Derbyshire. He died in Moffat, Dumfries-shire, at the home of his brother, late agent of the Bank of Scotland there, in July, 1931. “He was a writer of considerable literary ability and the author of many poems.”

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Agnes Lindsay Falconer born in the 3rd quarter of 1904 in Kensington, London, England. She married Elliot D. Forster in the 2nd quarter of 1932 in Hampstead, London, England.

(2) Hugh Mallory Falconer born on 12th August, 1910, in Carlisle, Cumberland, England. He studied at Cheltenham College, and at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, London, England. He was commissioned into the army and served in the RAFVR in WW2, when he was for a time a prisoner of war. He married Simone.

Publications – by him
The Maid of Shulam, London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1904
The Unfinished Symphony: the Eternal Life Begun, London, Duckworth, 1909
Merrie Carlisle and Poems of Tradition, search only, Carlisle, 1913

Sources
Unithistories; Glasgow Herald, 22nd March, 1892; 3rd November, 1892; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 3rd November, 1892, p.7; 25th July, 1901, p.8; 10th December, 1918, p.3; 6th May, 1920, p.8; 24th July, 1931, p.10

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FALCONER, JAMES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born, 1808. Studied at the Divinity Hall, United Secession Church. Ordained at Paisley, 1838. Joined the Church of Scotland, 1839. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to Wigtown. Resigned, 1851, and went to Canada, where some time afterwards he disappeared. Reported to have died in 1856.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, about 1809. He was perhaps the James Falconer baptised there on 13th November, 1808, the son of William Falconer and Janet Gillies.

Education
He studied at the United Secession Divinity Hall. He was licensed by the Glasgow Presbytery of the church on 6th December, 1836.

Marriage
He married twice. His first wife is known through the 1841 census when she was “Mrs Falconer”, 35, born outwith the county of Renfrew.

His marriage to Jessie (Janet) Gaul was recorded in Gorbals, Glasgow, on 10th February, 1846. She was born in Gorbals, Glasgow, on 16th September, 1824, the daughter of George Gaul, inn-keeper, and Mary Rankin.

Ministry
He was called both to Kennoway, Fife, and to Paisley, Renfrewshire. He was ordained in Paisley on 12th December, 1837. He joined the Church of Scotland with his congregation in 1839 and then joined the Free Church in 1843. In the Free Church, he served in Martyrs’, Paisley, Renfrewshire; and Wigtown.

He did not immediately go to Canada on leaving Wigtown. Two of his children were born in Glasgow and a Rev James Falconer shows in the Post Office Directory of 1852-53, living at 108 North Hanover Street. A Rev. James Falconer arrived at New York on 6th June, 1853, apparently without his family.

Death
Janet Gaul or Falconer died at Blythswood, Glasgow, in 1868, aged 43, mother’s maiden name Rankin.

Family
He had issue including by his first wife:

(1) Margaret Falconer born in Paisley, Renfrewshire about 1840.

(2) William Falconer born in Paisley, Renfrewshire about 1842.

And by his second wife:

(3) Mary Rankin Falconer born in Wigtown about 1846. She died in 1868 in Blythswood, Glasgow.

(4) George Gaul Falconer born in Wigtown in November, 1847. He was an engine pattern maker. He married Jessie Gillies Mitchell in Blythswood, Glasgow, in 1872. By 1900 they were living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He died in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA, on 2nd April, 1925 and was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.

(4) James Falconer born in Wigtown about 1848. In 1881 he was an engine fitter, boarding in Govan.

(5) Jessie Rankin Falconer born in Wigtown on 11th April, 1850, and baptised on 21st April. She died in Blythswood, Glasgow, in 1869.

(6) John Falconer born Glasgow about 1851.

(7) Alexander Falconer born Glasgow about 1853.

Publication – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Sabbath trains and Maynooth grant, 30th April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/188

Publication – about him
Love to Christ, a sermon preached at Paisley on Tuesday the 12th December 1837, at the ordination of the Rev. James Falconer, with the addresses delivered to minister and people on the same occasion, James Stark, Greenock, A. McIver, 1837

Sources
Burgher, Student, Scott, Annals, p.515; 1837, Paisley (Burgher), Scott, Annals, p.409; Call, Scott, Annals, p.366; 1837, Martyrs’, Paisley, FES, Vol.3, p.178.

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FALCONER, JOHN, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Cawdor, 1835. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Rosehall, 1872. Married, 1888, Lilias Finlayson Sinclair. Died, 1890.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 24th September, 1835, at Ririach, Cawdor, Nairnshire, the son of John Falconer and Lillias Tulloch. For some connections, see the Tulloch Falconer Tree.

Education
He attended Aberdeen University and graduated M.A. in 1866. He then attended the Free Church College there.

Marriage
He married Lilias Finlayson Sinclair in 1888 in Renton, Dunbartonshire. She was born on 6th September, 1859, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the daughter of Colin Sinclair, minister, and Catherine Sinclair.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Nairn in 1870. In May, 1872, he was ordained in Rosehall, Sutherland, , as colleague and successor to John Downie Kennedy, who died in 1873. In 1886 he declined a call from Lybster, Caithness.

Death
He died on 14th February, 1890, in Rosehall, Sutherland. In 1900, his widow married William MacDonald, a Free Church minister. Lilian Falconer or Sinclair or MacDonald died in 1933 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: John Falconer
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 17/4/1890, F.C. Minister, Rosehall, County of Sutherland, d. 14/02/1890 at Rosehall, intestate, Dornoch Sheriff Court, NRS SC9/36/7

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FALCONER, JOHN ESPLEN, M.A.

 
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Born at Granton, 1863. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Duntocher, 1890.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.272. In the Free Church, he served in Duntocher, Dunbartonshire.

Family
He was the brother of Hugh Falconer.

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FALCONER, ROBERT HILL

 
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Born, 1856. Brother of following. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Carnbee, 1884. Married, 1892, Julia Walker.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.374. In the Free Church, he served in Carnbee, Fife.

Family
His brother, William Meek Falconer, was a Free Church minister; and his sister, Christina Croil Falconer, married Robert Paul, a Free Church minister.

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FALCONER, WILLIAM MEEK, M.A.

 
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Born, 1846. Son of Rev. W. P. Falconer. Studied at the University of St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Maryton, 1871. Married, 1872, Ann Wilson; and, 1877, Isabella Catherine Paterson. Translated, 1876, to St. Paul’s, Edinburgh. Served as convener of the Assembly’s Committee on Church Life and Work.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.30. In the Free Church, he served in Maryton, Angus; and St. Paul’s, Edinburgh.

Family
His brother, Robert Hill Falconer, was a Free Church minister; and his sister, Christina Croil Falconer, married Robert Paul, a Free Church minister. He had two sons who became a United Free Church minister: Herbert Francis Falconer: FUFC, p.30; and Gerald Scott Falconer: FUFC, p.43.

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FALCONER, WILLIAM PATERSON

 
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Born at Old Monkland, 1810. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Ladhope, Galashiels, 1839. Married, 1841, Christina Meek. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1845, to Ferry-Port-on-Craig. Died, 1886.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1839, Ladhope, FES, Vol.2, p.181. In the Free Church, he served in Ladhope, Roxburghshire; and Ferry-Port-On-Craig (Tayport), Fife.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: William P. Falconer
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 21/9/1886, F.C. Minister, Ferry-Port-on-Craig, d. 09/07/1886 at Ferry-Port-on-Craig, testate, Cupar Sheriff Court, NRS SC20/50/5
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Falconer or Meek, Christina, 29/7/1896, Sobraon Villas, Dollar, widow of Revd William Paterson Falconer, Free Church minister, Tayport, d. 05/07/1896 at Dollar, testate, Inventory; Holograph Testamentary Settlement, Alloa Sheriff Court, NRS SC64/42/20

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FALSIDE, JOHN TULLY

 
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Born at Maxton, Roxburghshire, 1843. Studied at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and United Presbyterian Divinity Hall. Admitted to the Free Church, 1878. Ordained at Eskdalemuir, 1879. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Semple; and, 1890, Jemima Jessie Mackintosh.

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

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FARQUHAR, DAVID

 
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Born, 1823. Studied at the Free Church College, Glasgow. Appointed, 1854, missionary in the Broomielaw district of Glasgow in connection with St. Peter’s Church. Licensed, 1862, by leave of the Assembly. Ordained, 1863, over a new congregation in the district in which he had been working. Married, 1845, Agnes Anderson Thompson. Died, 1886. [Vol. 2 says he died 1885.]

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 24th December, 1821, in Montrose, Angus, the son of George Farquhar and Margaret Cobb. In 1851 he was an iron turner.

Marriage
He married Agnes Anderson Thompson on 30th May, 1845, in Dundee. She was born about 1825 in Ceres, Fife.

Ministry
He was ordained in Broomielaw, Glasgow, on 28th January, 1863, a congregation formed under his ministry in connection with St Stephen’s, Glasgow. In May, 1885 he had an application for a colleague and successor before the General Assembly. In his newspaper death announcement he is described as “late of Broomielaw Free Church, Glasgow” – which implies that he was actually retired by then.

Death
He died on 11th January, 1886, in Duart Villa, Cardross, Dunbartonshire. His wife died on 17th August, 1899, in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Elisabeth Farquhar born about 1847 in Dundee.

(2) Margaret Farquhar born about 1855 in Glasgow.

(3) Jane Thompson Farquhar born on 9th June, 1856, in Milton, Glasgow

(4) David Farquhar born on 16th September, 1858, in Milton, Glasgow.

(5) William Wilson Farquhar born on 24th November, 1860, in Milton, Glasgow.

(6) Hugh Wood Farquhar born on 8th September, 1862, in Milton, Glasgow. He married Margaret Alice McClune on 2nd January, 1900, in Bombay, Auckland, New Zealand.

(7) Walter Gray Farquhar born on 27th November, 1864, in Milton, Glasgow.

Sources
The Aberdeen Journal, 4th February, 1863; Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 25th May, 1885; Glasgow Herald, 13th January, 1886; Otago Daily Times, New Zealand, Issue 11505, 18th August, 1899, p.4; Otago Witness, New Zealand, Issue 2394, 18th January, 1900, p.41

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FENTON, JAMES, M.A.

 
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Born at Forfar, 1843. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Wallacetown, Dundee, 1877. Married, 1889, Mary Josephine Stevenson.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.381. In the Free Church, he served in Baxter Park, Wallacetown, Dundee. He was admitted to the Edinburgh Dialectic Society, 9th February, 1867 (see History of the Dialectic Society, p.220).

Publication – by him
The Modern Scottish Pulpit, Christ our Advocate with the Father, 1 John 2:1-2, p.264

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FERGUSON, ALEXANDER

 
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Born at North Uist, 1838. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at North Knapdale, 1866. Retired in 1882.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in South Uist about 1838, the son of John Ferguson, farmer or ground officer, and Margaret Morrison. (In the 1861 census, he was a divinity student, living with Malcolm MacAskill and his wife Ann (née Ferguson) in Barra, Inverness-shire. He was designated a cousin. There too was John Macleod, a Free Church minister, also designated a cousin. But Alexander Ferguson and John Macleod are not directly related: the former is a cousin of Ann MacAskill; the latter a cousin of Malcolm MacAskill.)

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in North Knapdale, Argyll.

Publications – about him
Perhaps: Court of Session: Warrants of the Register of Acts and Decreets: Decree for payment of expenses and of absolvitor, Alexander Ferguson, minister, South Uist v Donald Ferguson, merchant, Lochboisdale, and others, August, 1890, CS46/1890/8/20 and 21

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FERGUSON, ARCHIBALD

 
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Born at Thornhill, 1820. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ordained at Alyth, 1843. Married, 1865, Margaret Low. Became senior minister, 1894. Died, 1898.

Supplementary Information
Background
According to his obituary, he was born on 31st March, 1820, in Thornhill, Stirlingshire. Thornhill technically was in a detached part of the parish of Kincardine, Perthshire. This explains why in the censuses, he describes himself as from Thornhill, Perthshire, or Kincardine, Perthshire. He was registered as baptized on 16th April, 1820, in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, the son of David Ferguson, mason, and Katherine Murdoch.

Education
He matriculated in 1833 in the University of Glasgow as the son of David Ferguson, architect, Perthshire. He finished his theological studies in Edinburgh.

Marriage
He married Margaret Duncan Low in 1865 in Blairgowrie, Perthshire. She was born on 16th October, 1836, in Dundee, the daughter of Matthew Low, Esq., of Keath Bank, Blairgowrie, and Margaret Duncan.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dunblane in June, 1843. Because he received competing calls the Glasgow General Assembly of 1843 became involved in his settlement and he was consequently ordained in Alyth, Perthshire, on 21st December, 1843. On 4th April, the Free Presbytery of Meigle recognised the imminent completion of 50 years in the ministry with a formal address: “We desire to express our admiration of your sterling character, your consistency of testimony, and your zeal and devotion in the fulfilment of the duties of your several offices …” Thereafter there was a dinner with a number of friends in the Airlie Arms Hotel and in the evening a social meeting in the church. There there was another address and a silver salver and purse of sovereigns were presented to him; and a gold watch and albert was presented to his daughter. On 22nd August, 1894, James Webster was ordained as his colleague and successor.

Death
He retired to Stirling where he lived with his eldest daughter. He died there on 27th October, 1898. He was buried in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, with his wife, who had died in Alyth, Perthshire, in 1887.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Duncan Ferguson born on 8th May, 1866, in Alyth, Perthshire.

(2) Catherine Murdoch Ferguson born on 16th July, 1867, in Alyth, Perthshire.

(3) David Ferguson born on 4th April, 1870, in Alyth, Perthshire.

Publications
See separate document here.

Sources
The Dundee Courier & Argus, 5th April, 1893; 23rd August, 1894, p.4; 31st October 31, 1898, p.4

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FERGUSON, DAVID

 
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Born at Forse, Latheron, Caithness, 1815. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Westerdale, Caithness, 1849. Married Anne Gunn. Died, 1887.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Achow and baptized on 8th December, 1815, in Latheron, Caithness, the son of William Ferguson and Catherine Grant.

Education
He attended the local parish school and then the Old Town Grammar School of Aberdeen. He studied in King’s College, Aberdeen, from 1838 and graduated M.A. in March, 1843. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-47.

Marriage
He married Anne Gunn on 28th November, 1851, in Halkirk, Caithness. She was born there in July, 1815, the daughter of John Sinclair Gunn and Ann Davidson.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Caithness in 1848. He was ordained in Westerdale, Caithness.

Death
He took ill in his pulpit on 25th December, 1887, and expired shortly thereafter. His death was registered in Halkirk, Caithness, and he was buried in the Old Latheron Cemetery, Caithness. His wife died on 4th August, 1901, in Thurso, Caithness.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Anne Ferguson born on 3rd and baptized on 24th April, 1853, in Halkirk, Caithness.

(2) Catherine Ferguson born on 5th January, 1856, in Halkirk, Caithness. She married Colin Campbell Mackenzie, there, in 1881. She died in 1936 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(3) William Ferguson born on 22nd January, 1858, in Halkirk, Caithness.

(4) John Sinclair Gunn Ferguson born on 5th July, 1860, in Halkirk, Caithness. He married Francesca Fruzzina Brukewich in the 1st quarter of 1887 in Cardiff, Wales. He died there in the 3rd quarter of 1918.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: David Ferguson
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 5/5/1888, rev. m.a., f.c. minister of Westerdale, parish of Halkirk, county of Caithness, d.25/12/1887 at Westerdale, Confirmtion only, Wick Sheriff Court, NRS SC14/40/1; Wick Sheriff Court, NRS SC14/40/13
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Ferguson or Gunn, Anne, 3/2/1902, 49 Princes Street, Thurso, widow, d. 04/08/1901 at Thurso, intestate, Wick Sheriff Court, NRS SC14/40/16

Source
Worldconnect

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FERGUSON, JAMES, B.D.

 
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Born, 1862, at Glasgow. Son of Rev. Lewis Ferguson. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Andrews, 1892. Married, 1895, Elizabeth Janet Alexander.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.378. In the Free Church, he served in St. Andrews, Fife.

Family
He was the son of Lewis Ferguson, a Free Church minister.

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FERGUSON, JAMES THOMPSON, D.D.

 
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Born, 1855. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, also at Göttingen. Ordained at St. John’s, Cupar-Fife, 1881. Married, 1888, Maud Mant Martin.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.370. In the Free Church, he served in Cupar, Fife.

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FERGUSON, JOHN

 
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Born, 1805. Licensed by the Presbytery of Auchterarder, 1830. Ordained at Monzievaird, 1835. Married, 1838, Mary Dempster. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844 to Bridge of Allan. Retired, 1865. Died, 1881.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1835, Monzievaird, FES, Vol.4, p.283. In the Free Church, he served in Bridge Of Allan, Stirlingshire.

Family
Thomson Tree.

Publications – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Against Maynooth grant and Sunday travel, 19th April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/179; Sites, 22nd May, 1846, NRS GD112/51/217; Sites, 23rd May, 1846, NRS GD112/51/217; Additional Papers from the Taymouth Estate Office: Interest for a place on the civil list for Mrs Hogg, widow of James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd, a resident in Bridge of Allan, 12th November, 1853, NRS GD112/74/61
Free Church Pulpit, Vol.3, p.361, Lecture on Psalm 23
Dissent and Complaint by the Rev. John Ferguson, Bridge of Allan, against decision of the Free Synod of Stirling, 3rd April 1849, Edinburgh, John Greig, 1849
Bridge of Allan Case, 1864

Publications – about him
New Statistical Account, December, 1842, Monivaird and Strowan, Vol.10, p.723
Speeches by the Lord Chancellor, Lord Brougham, Lord Cottenham, and Lord Campbell, in the House of Lords, on Tuesday, 9th August, 1842, at giving judgment in the appeal, the Rev. John Ferguson, & others, – appellants; against the Earl of Kinnoull & the Rev. R. Young, – respondents, John Singleton Copley Lyndhurst, Baron, Edinburgh, James Gall & Son, 1842
Papers of Clerk family of Penicuik, Midlothian: Opinions of consulted judges in the conjoined actions of reduction and declarator and of suspension and interdict at the instance of Messrs Cruickshank and others against Dr Gordon and in the action of declarator of implement and interdict at the instance of the Earl of Kinnoull and Rev Robert Young against Rev John Ferguson and others, 7th March, 1843, NRS GD18/6154
Answers to Reasons of Dissent and Complaint, by Rev. John Ferguson, Bridge of Allan, against sentence of the Synod of Stirling, 3rd April, 1849, Edinburgh, 1849
Breadalbane Muniments: Additional Papers from the Taymouth Estate Office: Personal Correspondence: John Ferguson, minister of the Free Church at Bridge of Allan, and others to Breadalbane. Interest for a place on the civil list for Mrs Hogg, widow of James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd, a resident in Bridge of Allan, 12th November, 1853, NRS GD112/74/61
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 23/7/1881, minister of the gospel, residing at Coney Park, Bridge of Allan, d. 30/05/1881, Inventory, Stirling Sheriff Court, NRS SC67/36/74; Mutual Trust Disposition and Deed of Settlement with spouse; Codicils, Stirling Sheriff Court, NRS SC67/36/75; 22/10/1881, Additional Inventory, Stirling Sheriff Court, NRS SC67/36/75
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Ferguson or Dempster, Mary, 6/8/1883, Coney Park, Bridge of Allan, parish of Logie, co of Stirling, widow of John Ferguson, Minister of the Gospel there, d. 27/02/1883 at Coney Park aforesaid, testate, Inventory, Stirling Sheriff Court, NRS SC67/36/78

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FERGUSON, JOHN

 
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Born at Closeburn, 1814. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Symington, Ayrshire, 1855. Translated to Barr, 1865. Became senior minister, 1888. Died, 1891.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 28th March, 1814, in Morton, Dumfries-shire, the son of William Ferguson, farmer, and Mary Johnstone. Morton borders with the parish of Closeburn. He was a brother of Robert Ferguson, a Free Church minister.

Education
He attended the local parish school and worked in farming until entering Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-45. He taught mathematics.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1852. He worked in Kirkcaldy, and in Maybole, before being ordained in Symington, Ayrshire, in 1855. He was translated to Barr, Ayrshire, as colleague and successor to Ebenezer Bradshaw Wallace, who died in 1867. John Angus was ordained there as his colleague and successor in 1888, and he retired to Ayr.

Death
He died on 16th October, 1891, at Hawkhill, Ayr.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: John Ferguson
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 14/1/1892, Minister Emeritus of Free Church of Scotland at Barr, prebytery of Ayr, now residing Rock Villa, Hawkhill, Ayr, d. before 05/01/1892, testate, Will, Ayr Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC6/46/22; 21/1/1892, Ayr Sheriff Court, NRS SC6/44/53

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FERGUSON, LEWIS

 
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Born at Glasgow, 1832. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1861, at West Church, Glasgow. Married, the same year, Eliza Forbes. Translated, 1871, to St. Andrew’s, Edinburgh. Died, 1872.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 27th September, 1832, in Glasgow, the son of James Ferguson, spirit dealer, and Mary Young.

Education
He attended Glasgow High School He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1850; he studied for four Sessions there and did a fifth at Edinburgh University. Towards the end of this course he spent six months in Germany. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1853-57, and also during that period studied for six months in Geneva, Switzerland.

Marriage
He married Eliza Forbes on 18th June, 1861, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She was born about 1828 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the daughter of James Forbes, manufacturer, and Eliza Young.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Lockerbie on 2nd September, 1857. After gaining experience in various capacities, he was ordained in West, Glasgow, in July, 1861. A call to him was signed on 12th January, 1871, to St. Andrew’s, Edinburgh, in 1871. Later that year he was translated there as colleague and successor of John Bruce.

Death
He died a few days after taking ill with scarlet fever, on 9th March, 1872, at 48 Northumberland Street, Edinburgh. His wife died at Victoria Manse, Tollcross on 14th November, 1909. Her death was registered in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Ferguson born on 6th March, 1862, in Blythswood, Glasgow. He was a Free Church minister.

(2) Elizabeth Forbes Ferguson born on 5th June, 1863,at 254 Bath Street, Glasgow. She died in 1881 in St Giles, Edinburgh.

(3) Mary Young Ferguson born on 30th October, 1865, at 20 Royal Terrace, Glasgow. She died in 1872 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(4) Charles Lewis Ferguson born on 10th December, 1866, in Anderston, Glasgow. He married Anna Gardner in 1908 in Morningside, Edinburgh. He was a United Free Church minister: FUFC, p.256. He died in 1936 in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.

(5) Roderick Ferguson born on 9th September, 1869, in Anderston, Glasgow. He died there that same year.

Publications – by him
The union question: considered in connection with the Assembly’s call to prayer, Glasgow: David Bryce & Co., 1870
Discourses, Edinburgh: Maclaren & Macniven, 1873.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Lewis Ferguson
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 5/5/1872, Minister of Free Saint Andrew ‘s Church in Edinburgh residing at No.48 Northumberland Street, Inventory, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/157
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Ferguson or Forbes, Eliza, 6/1/1910, Victoria Manse, Tollcross, widow of Rev. Lewis Ferguson, late of St Andrew’s Free Church, Edinburgh, d. 14/11/1909 at Tollcross, testate, Airdrie Sheriff Court, NRS SC35/31/12; 20/1/1910, Airdrie Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC35/33/5

Sources
The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 8th June, 1863; Glasgow Herald, 31st October, 1865; January 13, 1871; March 11, 1872; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 18 February, 1936, p.14

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FERGUSON, PETER

 
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Born in the parish of Penninghame, 1810. Studied at the University, Glasgow, Divinity Hall and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Inch, Wigtownshire, 1845. Married, 1852, Margaret Douglas. Died, 1879.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1815 in Penninghame, Wigtownshire, the son of Andrew Ferguson, farmer, and Jane McDowal.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow Unveristy in 1836. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-44. He taught while at University and College.

Marriage
He married Margaret Douglas on 7th April, 1852, the marriage being recorded in Edinburgh and in Inch, Wigtownshire. She was baptized on 16th May, 1816, in Stranraer, Wigtownshire, the daughter of William Douglas and Sophia Black. She was a dress-maker.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Wigtown in 1844. He was ordained on 8th April, 1845, in Inch, Wigtownshire, having been called there on 19th December, 1844.

Death
He died at the Free Church Manse, Inch, Wigtownshire, on 2nd July, 1879. His wife died on 10th March, 1887, in St George, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jessie Ferguson born on 20th December, 1857, in Inch, Wigtownshire. She married Andrew Hutton Gilruth on 20th December, 1887, in St George, Edinburgh. She died on 15th January, 1951, in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(2) James Black Ferguson born on 22nd March, 1860, in Inch, Wigtownshire. He died on 16th December, 1909, in Logie, Stirling.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Peter Ferguson
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 8/12/1879, Minister, Free Church of Inch, County of Wigtown, d. 02/07/1879 at Free Church Manse, Inch, testate, Wigtown Sheriff Court, NRS SC19/41/16
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Ferguson or Douglas, Margaret, 14/5/1887, 7 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, widow of Rev. Peter Ferguson, F.C. Minister, Inch, Wigtownshire, d. 10/03/1887 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/257; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/224

Source
Histfam

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FERGUSON, ROBERT, M.A.

 
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Born, 1802. Ordained at Fenwick, 1836. Married, the same year, Agnes Lidgate; and, 1856, Elizabeth Black. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to St. David’s, Edinburgh, 1843. Died, 1866. [Vol. 2 has him terminating his ministry there in 1863.]

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1836, Fenwick, FES, Vol.3, p.96; 1843, St David’s, Edinburgh, FES, Vol.1, p.104. In the Free Church, he served in Fenwick, Ayrshire; and St. David’s, Edinburgh

Family
He was a brother of John Ferguson, a Free Church minister.

Before marrying Robert Ferguson, Elizabeth Black had married James Walker, a woolen draper, in Edinburgh in 1839. She was already a widow by 1851. She was born in Stranraer, Wigtonshire, on 11th June, 1817, the daughter of William Black, merchant, and Isabella Douglas.

Publications – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Maynooth endowment, 23rd April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/182
New Statistical Account, February, 1842, Fenwick, Vol. 5, Ayr, p.773
Remarks on the nature and efficacy of prayer, being the substance of an address delivered at the second anniversay meeting of the Stockbridge Association, in connection with the Edinburgh Young Men’s Society, Andrew Paterson, with a recommendatory preface by Robert Ferguson, Edinburgh, Quintin Dalrymple, 1844

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Ferguson, or Black or Walker, Elizabeth, 31/1/1889, 10 Polwarth Crescent, Edinburgh, d. 22/09/1888 at Hawick, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/271; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/235

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FERGUSSON, ANDREW, M.A.

 
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Born, 1769. Son of Rev. David Fergusson, Farnell. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained assistant to his father, 1793. Translated, 1795, to Maryton. Married, 1800, Elizabeth Bruce. Not being able, from age and infirmity, to go to Edinburgh to sign the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission, his signature was taken in his own manse a few weeks after the Disruption. The farmhouse of Baldovie (the birthplace of Andrew Melville) was fitted up for his reception. On the day preceding his death he left his manse, intending that evening to take up his abode at Baldovie. He stopped to rest a few hours at Maryton farmhouse, about half-way between the manse and Baldovie; here he was taken suddenly ill, and died next day, 24th October 1843.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1795, Maryton, FES, Vol.5, p.407

Publications – by him
New Statistical Account, December, 1833, Marytown, Vol.11, Forfar, p.115. For his contributions to the Edinburgh Encyclopedia see Vol.1, p.xi

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FERGUSSON, ARCHIBALD

 
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Born, 1842. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Neilston, 1873. Married, 1877, Margaret Hunter Murray. [Vol. 2 spells his surname Ferguson.]

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.167. In the Free Church, he served in Neilston, Renfrewshire.

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FERGUSSON, DAVID SCOTT, M.A.

 
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Born at Maryton, 1808. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen, St. Andrews, and Edinburgh. Ordained at Strachan, Kincardineshire, 1836. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Duthie; and, 1877, Margaret Emslie. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1881. Died, 1897.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1836, Strachan, FES, Vol.6, p.113. In the Free Church, he served in Strachan, Kincardineshire.

Publication – by him
New Statistical Account, February, 1842, Strachan, Vol.11, Kincardine, p.231

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: David Scott Fergusson
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 27/10/1897, Senior F.C. Minister, Strachan, County of Kincardine, d. 04/09/1897 at Strachan, testate, Stonehaven Sheriff Court, NRS SC5/41/37
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Fergusson. Margaret Emslie, 31/5/1907, Strachan Cottage, Strachan, widow of Rev. David Scott Fergusson, Senior, Strachan, d. 15/02/1907 at Strachan, intestate, Stonehaven Sheriff Court, NRS SC5/41/44

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FERGUSSON, DONALD

 
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Born at Kirkmichael, Perthshire, 1811. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dunnichen, 1837. [Vol. 2 at this point spells his name Ferguson.] Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1844, to Liverpool. Married, 1846, Catherine A. Balfour; and, 1882, Marie Von Corvin Wiersbitzky. Translated, 1850, to Kilmadock; and, 1865, to Leven. Became senior minister, 1881. Died, 1897.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1837, Dunnichen, FES, Vol.5, p.283. In the Free Church, he served in Dunnichen, Angus; Kilmadock (Doune), Perthshire; and Leven, Fife.

Family
Brown Welsh Tree.

His second wife was the widow of Robert Lundin Brown, a Free Church minister.

Publications – by him:
Covenanting with God, two discourses delivered to the people of Dunnichen on Communion Occasions, Dundee, W. Middleton, 1844
Notes on evangelistic work and evangelistic agency, being the substance of a paper read before The Free Church Synod of Fife at its meeting, April 14, 1868, Edinburgh, John Maclaren, 1868
Free Church Pulpit, Vol.3, p.143, The doctrine of election
The Scottish Christian Herald, Vol.2, The History and Character of Columba, pp.179, 179 and 195; History of the Ancient Culdees pp. 613 and 652; Vol.3, p.78, The Rise of the Reformation in Scotland; 2nd series, Vol.2, p.564, On the term Repentance when ascribed to God; 2nd series, Vol.3, The Lamb of God pp.281, 281 and 297
He contributed to the Disruption Manuscripts. His work is used in Thomas Brown’s, Annals of the Disruption – see footnotes 619; 794 and 910. (Note these links take you to the end of the quote.)

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Donald Fergusson
A student of nature, memorial of the late Rev. Donald Fergusson, M.A., Minister of the Parish of Inverkeithing, Fifeshire, Paisley, Scotland, A. Gardner, 1898
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 8/12/1897, Glencairn House, Crieff, sometime F.C. Minister, Leven, d. 14/07/1897 at Crieff, testate, Perth Sheriff Court, NRS SC49/31/170
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Fergusson, Marie, 6/5/1920, widow of the Rev. Robert Lundin Brown, Largo, Fifeshire, afterwards wife and subsequently widow of Rev. Donald Fergusson, Leven, Fifeshire, latterly Germany, d. 28/07/1916 at Unkel, Germany, intestate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/647

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FERGUSSON, WILLIAM, M.A.

 
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Born at Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, 1828. Studied at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Ellon, 1854. Married, the same year, Margaret Lumsden; and, 1877, Mary G. H. Thomson or Croil. Became senior minister, 1894. [Vol. 2 spells his name Ferguson.]

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 11th and baptized on 18th November, 1828, in Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, the son of James Fergusson, army officer , and Helen Collie.

Education
He matriculated at Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1844 and graduated M.A.. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1850-52.

Marriage
He married:

(1) Margaret Lumsden on 14th May, 1854, in Old Machar Aberdeen. She was born about 1829 in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the daughter of John Lumsden and Helen Shepherd.

(2) Mary Gordon Helen Thomson or Croil on 4th June, 1877, in Kingarth, Bute. She was born about 1840 in Ireland, the daughter of John Thomson, banker, and Eliza Heron. She was the widow of Thomas Croil, West Indian merchant.

Ministry
He was ordained in Ellon, Aberdeenshire. In 1869 he was nominated to the Hebrew Chair in the Free Church College, Aberdeen, but failed to gain the appointment. On 22nd November, 1895, Alexander H Reid was ordained there as his colleague and successor. He moved to Shannaburn, Maryculter, Kincardineshire, and there a deputation from Ellon visited them in December, 1894, and presented them with a handsome solid silver epergne, as a token of their respect and esteem.

Death
He died on 3rd May, 1906, at Shannaburn, Maryculter, Kincardineshire. His first wife died on 21st October, 1875, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. His second wife died on 28th September, 1918, at Mavis Bank, Banchory Ternan, Kincardineshire.

Family
He had issue including by his first wife:

(1) William Fergusson born on 11th March, 1856, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. He graduated from Aberdeen University M.B., C.M. 1877; M.D. 1879. He married Elizabeth S. Searight in 1881 in Logie, Perthshire. He lived in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, and Banff. He died on 20th February, 1929, in Banff.

(2) John James Foote Lumsden Fergusson born on 15th May, 1859, in Ellon, Aberdenshire. He graduated from Aberdeen Univeristy M.A. 1881. He was minister of the Presbyterian Church, Dulwich, Sydney. He died on 23rd June, 1903, in Richmond, New South Wales.

(3) Helen Margaret Fergusson born on 6th October, 1862, in Ellon, Aberdeenshire. She died on 13th May, 1921, in Auchterless, Aberdeenshire.

Publications – by him
The beloved’s little while, London, 1867
The inspiration and circulation of the Bible, London, 1881

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 28/7/1906, Rev. U.F. Church, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Shannaburn, Maryculter, Kincardineshire, d. 03/05/1906 at Shannaburn, testate, Stonehaven Sheriff Court, NRS SC5/41/43
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Fergusson or Croil, Mary Gordon Heron Thomson, 25/11/1918, widow of Rev. William Fergusson, Free Church of Scotland at Ellon, Shannaburn, Blairs, near Aberdeen, latterly Mavisbank, Banchory, d. 28/09/1918 at Banchory, testate, Stonehaven Sheriff Court, NRS SC5/41/55

Sources
Ncbi; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 9th December, 1869; Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 19th December, 1894

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FERRIE, WILLIAM, M.A.

 
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Born, 1815, at St. Andrews. Son of Dr. Ferrie, minister of Kilconquhar and Professor of Civil History, St. Andrews. Studied at the Universities, St. Andrews, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. Ordained, 1839, at Anstruther, Easter. Married, 1840, Jessie F. S. Taylor. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Resigned his charge at Anstruther, 1850. In 1851 he went to America, where he was settled at St. John’s, New Brunswick, and was transferred to Fourth Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, New York, 1861. In 1863 he removed to Canada, and, after labouring in Prescott and Spencerville, settled in the State of New York, 1869, as minister of The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church at Mongaup Valley, Sullivan County. After twenty-eight years of service there he left for Monticello, where he died.

Publications.—Life and Letters of Rev. John Carstares. The Cream of Scottish History. The Relation that Puseyism bears to Popery

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1839, Anstruther, FES, Vol.5, p.181; 1851, New Brunswick, FES, Vol.7, p.609. In the Free Church, he served in Anstruther, Fife.

Family
Carstairs Hill Tree.

Publications – by him
Papers of the Montague-Douglas-Scott Family, Dukes of Buccleuch: Applications for Churches: writers include Rev. William Ferrie, 1837, NRS GD224/688/8
Sermon preached at the Presbyterial visitation of the parish of Kilconquhar, April 7, 1842, Edinburgh, printed by the Edinburgh Printing Company, 1842
Notices of the life of the Rev. John Carstaires, minister of the High Church, Glasgow, with a number of his unpublished letters, and the letters of other Scottish worthies, Edinburgh, printed by the Edinburgh Printing Co., 1843
On the relation which Puseyism bears to Popery, Dundee, W. Middleton, between 1840 and 1849?
The cream of Scottish history, Toronto?, 1864

Publication – about him
Court of Session: Bill Chamber, Processes in concluded sequestrations: Rev William Ferrie, Ausbutten Easter, Fifeshire, Dealer in shares print seller, 1852, NRS CS280/38/56/2

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FERRIER, DOUGLAS, M.A.

 
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Born at Brechin, 1864. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Bothwell, Kirkfield Church, 1894.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.179. In the Free Church, he served in Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

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FETTES, JAMES

 
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Born, 1819. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Married, 1846, Mary Gordon Huie. After license Mr. Fettes was sent to Canada, where he was ordained in 1848 by the Presbytery of Montreal. Returning to this country, 1849, he was settled at Ladhope, Roxburghshire, 1850. Translated to Douglas, Isle of Man, 1865. Retired, 1885. Died, 1896.

Supplementary Information
Background
He appears to have been baptized on 14th February, 1819, in Alnwick, Northumberland, England, the son of Matthew Fettes, and his wife Elizabeth. But on his death certificate his parents are given as William Fettes, post-master, and Elizabeth Robson.

Education
He attended the Duke’s School, Alnwick, Northumberland. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-46.

Marriage
He married Mary Gordon Huie on 30th July, 1846, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She was born on 20th October, 1820, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, the daughter of James Huie and Marjory Zeigler. She was a sister of a Free Church minister, John Ziegler Huie.

Ministry
After licence, he preached for a year in Glenluce, Wigtownshire, before going to Canada. There he was licensed by the Montreal Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Canada. He did work in Huntingdon County, Quebec – more specifically in North Georgetown and English River in the Chateauguay District. He returned to Scotland on account of his wife’s health. On 19th September, 1850, he was called to Pollokshaws, East, but he was settled in Ladhope, Roxburghshire. He was called to Leven, Fife, in 1865, but he did not go. He was translated to Douglas, Isle of Man, the call being disposed of by the Free Presbytery of Selkirk on 16th August, 1865: “he felt shut up to the conclusion that he ought to accept the call”. He was inducted in Douglas on 21st September, 1865. During his ministry in Douglas the congregation markedly improved and a new church building was erected – “a very handsome building in the gothic style of architecture”. It seated 700 people and cost close to £3,000. Amongst his interests there was the Douglas Industrial Home for Destitute Children. He resigned in 1884; he was given a farewell address and purse of gold on 22nd October, 1884. He was given a seat in the Presbytery of Liverpool as minister emeritus in 1885. He made his home first of all at 97 Marchmont Road; then with his married daughter at Dundurn, Trinity Road; then at 17 Eildon Street.

Death
He died at 17 Eildon Street, Edinburgh, on 7th March, 1896. His wife died suddenly on 13th January, 1887, at 97 Marchmont Road, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Elisabeth Fettes born at Loanhead House near Edinburgh on 3rd October and baptized on 24th November, 1850, in Melrose, Roxburghshire. She married Gaspero James Nannetti. She is said to have become a doctor, specializing in tuberculosis but according to a contemporary newspaper, she died on 18th July, 1874, at 24 Argyll Road, Kensington, London, England, aged 24.

(2) Marjory Jane Isabella Fettes baptized on 12th September, 1852, in Melrose, Roxburghshire. She married Andrew William Gray in 1889 in Newington, Edinburgh. He was a wholesale drug merchant. She died on 5th May, 1890, at Dundurn, Trinity Road, Edinburgh.

(3) James Matthew Fettes born on 8th November, 1858, in Ladhope, Roxburghshire. He died there that same year.

Publications – by him
The Christian conqueror and his reward, a sermon preached in the Free Church, Selkirk, on Sabbath, 16th October 1859, on occasion of the death of the Rev. William Sorley, Edinburgh, 1859
The Gospel, its design, power and effects tried by facts, Edinburgh, John Maclaren, 1867

Publication – about him
Justiciary Appeals Processes: Appeal by James Fettes, 97 Marchmont Road, Edinburgh, and others, 14th July, 1887, JC31/1887/22
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 2/5/1896, Emeritus Minister of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Douglas, Isle of Man, afterwards residing at 17 Eildon Street, Edinburgh, d. 07/03/1896 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/348; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/289

Sources
Rootsweb; The First Century of Presbyterianism in Douglas, Isle of Man, 1825-1925; Sellar, Robert, The History of the County of Huntingdon and of the Seigniories of Chateauguay and Beauharnois, The Canadian Gleaner, 1888, pp.272, 287; Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 25th May, 1848; 7th October, 1850; 18th August, 1865; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 27th September, 1865, p.7; The Isle of Man Times and General Advertiser, Douglas, 17th July, 1869, p.5; 25th July, 1874, p.5; 25th October, 1884; 7th May, 1890, p.4; Liverpool Mercury, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, 5th October, 1867; April 15, 1896; Glasgow Herald, 15th January, 1887

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FIDDES, JOHN

 
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Born at Aberdeen, 1823. Studied at the University and Divinity Hall, Aberdeen. Ordained at Killearn, 1857. Died, 1896.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 25th March, 1823, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the son of Robert Fiddes and Margaret Smith. He was said to be a cousin of Alexander Clerihew. Presumably their mothers were sisters.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School and, at the age of ten, entered Aberdeen University – so his obituary. But he matriculated at Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1838 and graduated M.A. after four years’ study. He taught for ten years in a private school before taking up the work of the ministry.

Ministry
He was an assistant in Kelso and Gartmore prior to licence. He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dunblane. He was ordained in July, 1857, in Killearn, Stirlingshire. Hugh Sanderson, who succeeded him, was for a short time his assistant in his last months.

Death
He died on 11th January, 1896, in Killearn, Stirlingshire. His “large and valuable collection of books” was sold by auction on 20th April that year.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: John Fiddes
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 1/9/1896, minister of the Free Church in Killearn, co Stirling, d. 11/01/1896 at the Free Church Manse, Killearn, intestate, Inventory, Stirling Sheriff Court, NRS SC67/36/109

Sources
Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 7th May, 1895; Glasgow Herald, 13th April, 1896

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FINDLATER, ERIC JOHN

 
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Son of the following. Born in Sutherlandshire, 1813. Licensed by the Presbytery of Tongue. Employed, 1843, as missionary in Sutherland. Ordained at Lochearnhead, 1846. Married, 1861, Sarah Laurie Borthwick. Mrs. Findlater and her sister, Miss Jane L. Borthwick, were the authors of the well-known Hymns from the Land of Luther. Although a post-Disruption minister, Mr. Findlater shared with his father in the strenuous toil and the hardships of the “outed men” of 1843. “During the year of the Disruption,” he writes, “I was seldom three nights running in the same bed. Again and again I officiated on the bare hillside in that winter of 1843-44; often under the precarious shelter of a canvas tent; at times in the shelter of a stone dyke; sometimes from a wooden hut or box; at other times in a cottage, having a fire in the centre, the people grouped round it; occasionally in a gravel-pit, a cave, or a barn.” Died, 1886.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1833, Ardentinny, FES, Vol.4, p.21. An “Eric J. Findlater, Ardentinny, Cowal,” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. In the Free Church, he served in Balquhidder, Perthshire.

Family
Bayne Tree.

Publications – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Sites, 18th May, 1846, NRS GD112/51/214
Highland clearances the real cause of Highland famines, a sermon, Edinburgh, 1855
He contributed to the Disruption Manuscripts. His work is used in Thomas Brown’s, Annals of the Disruption – see footnotes 329; 494; 835 and 841. (Note these links take you to the end of the quote.)

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FINDLATER, WILLIAM

 
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Born at Drummond, Kiltearn, 1784. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Licensed by the Presbytery of Dingwall in 1806. Appointed missionary at Eriboll, Sutherlandshire, 1807, where he was ordained, 1808. Married, 1810, Mary Thomson. In 1812 Mr. Findlater was settled at Durness. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. On leaving the manse in 1843, Mr. Findlater was obliged to convey part of his family and the furniture by sea from near the shores of Cape Wrath, while his wife and the younger members of the family went by land to Thurso, a distance of at least 70 miles. Not a house, not a hut, could be got nearer. For himself he had to take a room in the only inn of that district. “Mrs. Findlater left the house in which she had been born. Having quenched the dying embers of the nursery fire, she locked the manse door and then walked slowly, and without looking back, outside the gate that bounded the glebe.” Resigned, 1865. Died, 1869.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1812, Durness, FES, Vol.7, p.103. In the Free Church, he served in Durness, Sutherland.

Family
Bayne Tree.

Publications – by him
New Statistical Account, September, 1834, Durness, Vol.15, Sutherland, p.82
Memoir of the Rev. Robert Findlater, late minister of the Chapel of Ease, Inverness, together with a narrative of the revival of religion during his ministry at Lochtayside, Perthshire, in 1816-1819, to which are prefixed memoirs of his parents, Glasgow, William Collins, 1840
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Maynooth grant and Sabbath desecration, 12 May, 1845, NRS GD112/51/192; 11th May, 1846, NRS GD112/51/209
Gaelic elegies in memory of Dr. John MacDonald, Free Church, Ferintosh; Rev. Alexander Stewart, Cromarty; and Mrs Margaret McKay, Reay Country, Sutherlandshire, Edinburgh, Johnstone & Hunter, 1850
Earail dhealachaidh, do shluagh a sgìreachd, Edinburgh, Johnstone and Hunter, 1856

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: William Findlater
Court of Session: Unextracted processes: William Ross and others v Rev William Findlater and others, 1824, NRS CS233/R/5/13
Court of Session Extracted Processes: Interim decreet of reduction, William Ross v William Findlater and others, and decreet restoring William Ross to his office of schoolmaster of the parish of Durness, and decreet for expenses, James MacDonell, WS v James Findlater and others, 1826, NRS CS44/101/51

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FINDLAY, ALEXANDER ROBERTSON

 
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Born at Paisley, 1819. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Houston, 1843. Married, 1857, Mary Ann Little. Resigned, 1874.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 22nd October, 1819, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the son of John Findlay, gunsmith, and Marion Clark. He was the sister of Agnes Annabella Findlay, the wife of Robert Rowan Caldwell.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1834.

Marriage
He married Mary Ann Little on 11th August, 1857, in Greenock, Renfrewshire. She was baptized on 29th April, 1826, in Greenock, Renfrewshire, the daughter of James Little and Elizabeth Brownlie.

Ministry
He was ordained in Houston, Renfrewshire, in 1843. He resigned his charge on health grounds in 1874. He recovered to the extent that he thereafter ministered in various places till 1882 when he retired. One of the places he ministered in was Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire, where he assisted from 1st October, 1880, till 1st October, 1881. He settled in Kilmory, Isle of Arran, Bute.

Death
He died on 26th May, 1909, at Torrylin, Kilmory, Bute. His wife died in 1898 in Greenock, Renfrewshire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Elizabeth Brownlie Findlay born on 26th April, 1859, in Houston and Killellan, Renfrewshire. She died in 1887 in Greenock, Renfrewshire.

(2) John Findlay born on 8th January, 1861, in Houston and Killellan, Renfrewshire. He married Mary. At one time he lived in Kilmory, Bute, and may have died there in 1930.

(3) James Little Findlay born on 20th March, 1862, in Houston and Killellan, Renfrewshire. He died of scarlatina on 22nd July,1866, at 6 Brougham Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire.

(4) Andrew Findlay born on 3rd February, 1864, in Houston and Killellan, Renfrewshire.

(5) Marion Clark Findlay born 3rd March, 1865, in Houston and Killellan, Renfrewshire.

(6) Alexander Findlay born on 12th February, 1867, at the Free Church Manse, Houston, Renfrewshire.

Publication – by him
On the expense incurred by intoxicating liquors and especially ardent spirits, Paisley, 1847?

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 16/6/1909, Rev. d. 26/05/1909 at Torrylin, Kilmorie, Isle of Arran, testate, Rothesay Sheriff Court, NRS SC8/35/33 and 34

Sources
Minutes of the Free Presbytery of Kincardine O’Neil, NRS, CH3/528/3; Glasgow Herald, 24th July, 1866; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 15th February, 1867

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FINDLAY, JAMES, M.A.

 
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Born at Kirkintilloch, 1809. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and Divinity Hall of the Burgher Synod. Ordained, 1835, at Broomknoll, Airdrie. Joined the Church of Scotland, 1839. Translated to Camlachie, Glasgow, 1844, with which Shettleston was then united. Married, 1838, Christina Torrance. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1877. Died, 1881.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
Burgher, Student, Scott, Annals, p.512; Scott, Annals, p.246; Scott, Annals, p.280; FES, Vol.3, p.222. In the Free Church, he served in Broomknoll, Airdrie, Lanarkshire; and Whitevale, Camlachie, Glasgow.

Publication – by him
Probably Three lectures on the rule of faith and transubstantiation, with others, Glasgow, David Bryce, 1839.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: James Findlay
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 30/11/1881, 36 Whitevale Street, Glasgow, d. 24/07/1881 at Lochgoilhead, testate, Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC36/48/97; Will, Glasgow Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC36/51/83

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FINDLAY, JAMES

 
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Born, 1816. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Bridge of Weir, 1846. Died, 1847.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Lanarkshire, the son of James Findlay, farmer.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1837 and enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-45.

Ministry
He was ordained in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire.

Death
He died on 16th February, 1847, in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, aged 29.

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FINDLAY, JAMES WILKIE

 
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Born at Kirriemuir, 1853. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dalrymple, Ayrshire, 1884. Married, the same year, Mary Graham. Translated to Buchanan Memorial, Glasgow, 1898.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.212. In the Free Church, he served in Dalrymple, Ayrshire; and Buchanan Memorial, Glasgow.

Family
His son, James Wilkie Findaly, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.549.

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FINDLAY, THOMAS

 
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Born at Strathaven, 1799. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at West Kilbride as assistant and successor, 1832. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1832, Isabella Smith. Became senior minister, 1873. Died, 1875.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1832, West Kilbride, FES, Vol.3, p.129; FES, Vol.8, p.236. In the Free Church, he served in West Kilbride, Ayrshire.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Thomas Findlay; New Statistical Account, September, 1837, West Kilbride, Vol. 5, Ayr, p.243
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 8/11/1875, minister of Free Church of West Kilbride, residing at the Free Church Manse there, Inventory, Ayr Sheriff Court, NRS SC6/44/38; Mutual Testament with spouse, Ayr Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC6/46/10

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FINDLAY, WILLIAM, D.D. (Aberdeen)

 
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Born at Fraserburgh, 1830. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen, also at Berlin. Ordained at Larkhall, 1861. Married, 1868, Sophia Aitken Jarvie; and, 1886, Catherine Fraser MacArthur.

Publications.—Dr. Findlay did much valuable work in translating and editing standard Patristic and German works. In 1876 he translated the earlier part and edited the whole of “The Prophet Ezekiel” in Lange’s Commentary on the Old Testament.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.190. In the Free Church, he served in Larkhall, Lanarkshire.

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FINGLAND, EDWARD DOBBIE, M.A.

 
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Born at Liverpool, 1859. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Oxford, New College, Edinburgh, and at Berlin. Ordained at St. Andrew’s, Greenock, 1888. Married, 1892, Janet Ashby Peacock. Translated to St. Enoch’s, Glasgow, 1895.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.246. In the Free Church, he served in St. Andrew’s, Greenock; and St. Enoch’s, Glasgow.

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FINLAYSON, DONALD, M.A.

 
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Born at Lochcarron, 1859. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Stoer, Sutherlandshire, 1890.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.499. In the Free Church, he served in Stoer, Sutherland.

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FINLAYSON, DUNCAN

 
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Born at South Uist, 1838. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kinlochbervie, 1881. Married, 1896, Jane Wardlaw Macrae.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.503. In the Free Church, he served in Kinlochbervie, Sutherland.

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FINLAYSON, JOHN

 
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Born at Portree. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cross, Lewis, 1840. Married, the same year, Isabella Margaret MacLeod. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Bracadale, 1843. For a whole winter Mr. Finlayson walked from Portree to Bracadale (14 miles), being unable to find accommodation there. Died, as the result of an accident, 1844.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1840, Cross, FES, Vol.7, p.202; FES, Vol.8, p.692. In the Free Church, he served in Cross or Ness, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty; and Bracadale, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.

Family
His wife was the daughter of Malcolm Macleod, a Church of Scotland minister of Snizort and Uig. See FES, Vol.7, p.179. So he was the brother-in-law of Roderick Mcleod.

He was an uncle of John Finlayson, minister of Coigach, Ross and Cromarty.

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FINLAYSON, JOHN

 
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Born at Portree, 1847. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Coigach, Cromarty, 1880. Married, 1884, Margaret Nicolson. Mr. Finlayson went to Queensland in 1886, where he died, 1890.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 15th April, 1847, in Mugarry, Portree, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, the son of Alexander Finlayson, crofter and Free Church elder, and Mary MacRae. He was the nephew of John Finlayson of Bracadale.

Education
He received his early education in his native parish. He qualified as a teacher at the Free Church Training College in Glasgow. He taught in the Free Church School in Portree, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.

Marriage
He married Maggie (or Margaret) Nicolson on 8th July, 1884, in Strome Ferry, Ross and Cromarty (Registration: 1884 074/ 6 Lochalsh). She was born (or baptised) on 13th January, 1858, on the Isle of Raasay, Inverness-shire, the daughter of Peter Nicolson, merchant, and Catherine Beaton or Bethune.

Ministry
He served as missionary in Sutherland and as assistant in Greenock, Renfrewshire, and Oban, Argyll. He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Skye on 15th June, 1880, and in December, 1880, he was ordained in Coigach, Ross and Cromarty. He left Scotland on 17th October, 1886. He then ministered in New South Wales – in Bushgrove, on the Clarence River, and preached occasionally in Grafton. He also preached in Gaelic communions in New South Wales and Victoria. He took a leading part, on the conservative side, in the issues which were disturbing the Presbyterian Church there at that time.

Death
He died suddenly about 10.30 p.m. on 10th October, 1890, in Bushgrove, and he was buried in Maclean, New South Wales. The churches where he had preached gathered £110/9/6 to help his widow and infant son return to Scotland. Margaret Finlayson or Nicolson died in 1921 at Mill Place, Raasay, Inverness-shire.

Family
His obituary tells us that they buried an infant daughter just prior to leaving Scotland. There was a Mary Finlayson born in Coigach, Ross and Cromarty, in 1885, but SPI does not allow us to identify a corresponding death.

The obituary also speaks of him leaving a sorrowing widow and an infant son. This, no doubt, is the John A. Finlayson born in 1890 in Ulmarra, New South Wales, the son of John and Margaret. Ulmarra lies on the Clarence River between Grafton and Bushgrove. And in 1901 there is a John Alexander Finlayson, 10, born New South Wales, in Duirinish, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, with Margaret 43.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: John Finlayson
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 5/8/1892, sometime of Mugary, Parish of Portree, County of Inverness, afterwards Minister, Free Church, Coigach, Ross-shire, d. 16/10/1890 at Brush Grove, District of “The Clarence,” Colony of New South Wales, Australia, intestate, Inverness Sheriff Court, NRS SC29/44/26
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Finlayson or Nicolson, Margaret, 1/3/1922, Mill Place, Raasay, widow, d. 29/05/1921 at Raasay, intestate, Inverness Sheriff Court,NRS SC29/44/64

Sources
Free Presbyterian Magazine, July, 1915, p.102; The Free Church Quarterly, 1889-1891, pp.254, 293.

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FINLAYSON, MATTHEW DUNNET

 
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Born at Bower, Caithness, 1853. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Humbie, 1888.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.63. In the Free Church, he served in Humbie, East Lothian.

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FINLAYSON, ROBERT

 
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Born at Latheron, 1793. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Knock, Lewis, 1829. Translated to Lochs, 1831. Married, the same year, Lilias Macaulay. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated, 1856, to Helmsdale. Died, 1861.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1829, Knock, FES, Vol.7, p.202; 1831, Lochs, FES, Vol.7, p.204. In the Free Church, he served in Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Ross and Cromarty; and Helmsdale, Sutherland.

Family
For some connections, see the Tulloch Falconer Tree.

Publications – by him
Seaforth Papers: Papers relating to churches and schools: Letter by the Rev Robert Finlayson, minister of the parish of Lochs in the presbytery of Lewis, to Alexander Stewart, factor for Seaforth, Stornoway, intimating that he was satisfied with the extent of ground laid for his glebe as minister of the above parish, containing a note of the boundaries of the said glebe, 20th September, 1831
New Statistical Account, 1833, Lochs, Vol.14, Ross, p.157

Publications – about him
Seaforth Papers: Papers relating to churches and schools: Letter by Sir Robert Peel to J A Stewart Mackenzie giving His Majesty’s approval of the recommendation of the Rev Robert Finlayson to be minister of the parish of Lochs in the island of Lewis, 27th July, 1830, NRS GD46/12/39
North West Securities Limited. Papers of William Mackenzie, W.S.: Correspondence of William Mackenzie, W.S. with Robert Finlayson, re patronage, September, 1830, NRS GD271/78b
Gaelic: Cunntas aithghearr mu bheatha ‘n Urramaich Raibeart Fiunlason, bha na mhinisteir do’n Eaglais Shaoir ann ‘n Eilein Leoghais agus ann ‘am Bunfhillidh, J. Macpherson, of Lochalsh, Edinburgh, Maclachlan & Stewart, 1870

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FINLAYSON, RODERICK

 
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Born at Lochalsh, Ross-shire, 1857. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Daviot, Inverness-shire, 1894.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 9th December, 1857, in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Donald Finlayson, farmer, and Janet McRae.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1889-93.

Ministry
He was ordained in Daviot, Inverness-shire, on 17th January, 1894. He remained in the Free Church at the Union in 1900 and was left in undisturbed possession of Church and Manse.

Death
He died by his own hand on 15th July, 1905, in Daviot, Inverness-shire. He was found suspended from one of the rafters in his stable. He had been in a depressed state of mind for some weeks but he had conducted a fellowship meeting the evening before his death. It was said that he made there a statement of a serious kind.

Family
He never married.

Family
The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 17th July, 1905, p.9

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 30/9/1905, Parish of Daviot, Inverness-shire, d. 15/07/1905 at Daviot, intestate, Inverness Sheriff Court, NRS SC29/44/47

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FIRTH, MALCOLM

 
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Born in Orkney, 1823. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Yester, 1857. Died, 1859.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born (or baptised) on 17th April, 1823, in Firth and Stenness, Orkney, the son of David Firth, mason and farmer, and Sarah Miller.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1848-1852.

Ministry
He was ordained in Yester, East Lothian, on 29th January, 1857.

Death
He died on 8th June, 1859, at the Free Church Manse, Gifford, East Lothian (Registration: 1859 725/ 8 Yester).

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FISHER, JOHN DOW

 
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Born at Logiealmond, 1832. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Aberlemno, 1862. [Vol. 2 says he was settled here 1863.] Married, 1867, Mary Henderson.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.394. In the Free Church, he served in Aberlemno, Angus.

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FISHER, PETER, M.A.

 
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Born at Blackford, Perthshire, 1849. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tongland, Kirkcudbright, 1877. Married, 1880, Catherine Abernethy Bryce.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.115. In the Free Church, he served in Tongland and Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire.

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FITZPATRICK, HUGH

 
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Born at Armagh, 1844. Studied at the University of Glasgow. Ordained at Aberdeen, Greyfriars’, 1872. Married, 1878, Williamina Smith Eton. Translated to Keith, 1885.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.456. In the Free Church, he served in Greyfriars’, Aberdeen; and Keith, Banffshire.

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FLECK, WILLIAM SHEDDEN, MA.

 
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Born at West Kilbride, 1839. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Fairlie, 1875. Married, the same year, Mary L. Macpherson. Mr. Fleck for a time acted as assistant to Professor Veitch.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.149. In the Free Church, he served in Fairlie, Ayrshire.

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FLEMING, DAVID WHYTE BUIST

 
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Born at Perth, 1847. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh, and at Tübingen. Ordained at Culross, 1877. Was clerk of the Free Presbytery of Dunfermline from 1893.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.347. In the Free Church, he served in Culross, Fife.

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FLEMING, JOHN, D.D. (St. Andrews)

 
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Born near Bathgate in 1785, and studied at Edinburgh University. He was ordained at Bressay, one of the Shetland Islands, in 1808; translated to Flisk, in Fife, 1810; and in 1832 to Clackmannan. He married, in 1813, Melville, daughter of Andrew Christie of Cupar. In 1834 he received a presentation to the Chair of Natural Philosophy in King’s College, Aberdeen. He signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. [His name does not appear on the List of signatories as printed in Ewing.] In 1845 he was appointed to the chair of Natural Science in New College, Edinburgh. Dr. Fleming attained a distinguished position among the naturalists of Scotland. He became eventually the greatest Scottish zoologist of his day. He died at Edinburgh, 1857.

Publications.—British Animals. The Philosophy of Zoology. Zoology article in The Bass Rock. Institutes of Science. The Lithology of Edinburgh. Numerous papers in scientific journals

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1808, Bressay, FES, Vol.7, p.281; 1811, Flisk, FES, Vol.5, p.156; 1832, Clackmannan, FES, Vol.4, p.302. He was admitted to the Edinburgh Dialectic Society, 31st January, 1801 (see History of the Dialectic Society, p.148).

Publications
See separate document here.

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FLEMING, JOHN

 
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Born at Rutherglen, 1824. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Newtyle, 1863. Married, 1873, Jessie Watson. Became senior minister, 1896.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.326. In the Free Church, he served in Newtyle, Angus.

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FLEMING, JOHN

 
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Born at Glasgow, 1829. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Forfar, East, 1856. Translated to Edinburgh, Tron, 1865. Married, 1867, Catherine Y. Milroy.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.7. In the Free Church, he served in East, Forfar, Angus; and Tron, Edinburgh.

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FLEMING, JOHN

 
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Born in Lanarkshire, 1852. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Sanquhar, 1883.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.108. In the Free Church, he served in Sanquhar, Dumfries-shire.

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FLETCHER, JOHN

 
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Born at Snizort, 1805. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Bracadale, 1849. Married, 1864, Flora Ann Clow. Died, 1876.
Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1809 in Snizort, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, the son of Alexander Fletcher, farmer, and Janet Bethune.

Education
He attended the parish school of Snizort. He studied for one year at Edinburgh University and taught for several years in different parts of the Highlands. He was school-master in Reay, Caithness, in 1841. He resumed his studies in 1842. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-48.

Marriage
He married Flora Ann Clow on 19th April, 1864, at Parkhouse, Paisley Road, Govan, Glasgow (Registration: 1864 646/1 31 Govan). She was born about 1847 in Snizort, Inverness-shire, the daughter of Henry Clow, miller and farmer, and Euphemia Mclean.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Dingwall. He was ordained in Bracadale, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, in 1849.

Death
He died on 29th May, 1876, at 29 Regent Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire, while on the way to attend the General Assembly, and was buried in Snizort. His wife died on 22nd October, 1923, at Kiltaraglen, Portree, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.

Family
There is no evidence of any issue.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: John Fletcher
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 4/7/1877, Minister, Free Church, Bracadale, d. 29/05/1876 at Greenock, testate, Inverness Sheriff Court, NRS SC29/44/17
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Fletcher or Clow, Flora Ann, 27/5/1925, Mrs, Kiltaraglen, Portree, Skye, d. 22/10/1923 at Kiltaraglen, intestate, Inverness Sheriff Court, NRS SC29/44/67

Source
Inverclyde

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FLETCHER, JOHN ANDREW

 
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Born at Torosay, Mull, 1844. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Muthill, 1874. Married, 1875, Margaret Ann Neill. Translated to Bothwell, 1880. Retired, 1894.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 18th and baptized on 26th May, 1842, in Torosay, Isle of Mull, Argyll, the son of Donald Fletcher and Marion MacPhail.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1868-72.

Marriage
He married Margaret Ann Neill on 9th March, 1875, in Newington, Edinburgh. She was born on 4th February, 1846, in Dairsie, Fife, the daughter of Robert Milne Neill, farmer, and Jane Murray.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 26th February, 1873. He was ordained in Muthill, Perthshire, in 1874; and translated to Bothwell, Lanarkshire, on 30th November, 1880. He resigned on 13th February, 1894. He removed to Edinburgh where he resided at 37 Kilmaurs Road.

Death
He died in 1906 in Newington, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1917 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Ann Fletcher born in 1876 in Muthil, Perthshire. A person of this name and age died in 1946 in Galashiels, Selkirkshire.

(2) Marion Fletcher born in 1878 in Muthill, Perthshire.

(3) John Andrew Fletcher born about 1882 in Bothwell, Lanarkshire.

Publication – by him
He contributed to the Disruption Manuscripts. His work is used in Thomas Brown’s, Annals of the Disruption – see footnotes 559; 631. (Note these links take you to the end of the quote.)

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FLYTER, ALEXANDER, M.A.

 
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Born near Elgin, 1782. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Rothesay, Gaelic Church, 1810. Married, 1814, the eldest daughter of Dr. Ronald Bayne, Elgin. Translated, 1820, to Alness, Ross-shire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. He was followed into the Free Church by the great body of his people. Died, 1866.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1811, Rothesay, FES, Vol.4, p.42; 1820, Alness, FES, Vol.7, p.28. In the Free Church, he served in Alness, Ross and Cromarty.

Family
Bayne Tree.

Publication – by him
He contributed to the Parker Manuscripts. His work is used in Thomas Brown’s, Annals of the Disruption – see footnote 5. (Note these links take you to the end of the quote.)

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Alexander Flyter; New Statistical Account, February, 1840, Alness, Vol.14, Ross, p.332
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 25/4/1866, minister of Free Church of Scotland at Allness, Inventory; Will and Codicil, Dingwall Sheriff Court, NRS SC25/44/8
Letter addressed to the Rev. Alexander Flyter, Minister of the Free Church, Alness, Robert Walker, Dingwall, 1843
Letters from Mr Robert Walker, farmer, Fyrish, to the Rev. Alexander Flyter, minister of the Free Church, Alness, Dingwall, printed at the Advertiser office, 1844

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FOOTE, ALEXANDER LEITH ROSS, D.D.

 
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Born, 1805. Son of Rev. Robert Foote, Fettercairn. Studied at Aberdeen. Ordained at Brechin, 1834. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Mr. Foote was thrice married. His second wife was Jessie Murray; and his third, Alison Keir Cunningham. Became senior minister, 1865. Died, 1878.

Publications.—Incidents in the Life of our Saviour. Christianity in its Leading Aspects. Closing Scenes in the Life of Christ. Views of faith.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1834, Brechin, FES, Vol.5, p.381. In the Free Church, he served in West, Brechin, Angus.

Publications
See separate document here.

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FOOTE, JAMES, D.D.

 
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Elder brother of foregoing. Born, 1781. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained at Logiepert, 1809. Married, 1812, Christian Aberdein. Translated to Aberdeen, East, 1825. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1849. Died, 1856.

Publications.—Lectures on the Gospel according to Luke. Treatise on Effectual Calling.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1809, Logie Pert, FES, Vol.5, p.404; 1825, North, Aberdeen, FES, Vol.6, p.15. In the Free Church, he served in East, Aberdeen.

Publications – by him
See separate document here.

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FORBES, ALEXANDER

 
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Born at Kinellar, Aberdeenshire, 1821. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Drumblade, 1848. Married, the same year, Mary Ogg. Died, 1897. A son of Mr. Forbes was Archibald Forbes, the well-known traveller and war correspondent.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 19th April, 1821, in Skene, Aberdeenshire, the son of George Forbes, farmer, Auchronie, and Mary Murdoch.

Education
He attended Aberdeen Grammar School. He graduated from Marischal College, Aberdeen in 1842. He finished his divinity training under Dr Chalmers – enrolling in New College, Edinburgh, 1845-46.

Marriage
He married Mary Ogg on 10th August, 1848, in Old Machar, Aberdeen. She was baptized on 27th April, 1820, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, the daughter of Henry Ogg, distiller, and Elspet Stuart.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Aberdeen. He was ordained in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire, on 24th March, 1848.

Death
He died on 20th September, 1897, at the Free Church Manse, Drumblade, Aberdeenshire. He had been unwell since the previous June. He was buried in Drumblade. His wife died in Drumblade in 1862.

Family
They had nine children, five of whom survived their father:

(1) Sir George Stuart Forbes born on 27th October and baptized on 2nd December, 1849, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire. He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1871. He was in the Indian Civil Service. He died on the 17th April, 1940, in Sevenoaks, Kent, England.

(2) Henry Ogg Forbes born on 30th January and baptized on 5th March, 1851, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire. He graduated LL.D. from Aberdeen University in 1894. He married Annabella Keith on 5th April, 1882, in Batavia, Indonesia. He was an explorer, biologist and zoologist. He was Director of Canterbury Museum, New Zealand, from 1890-1893; and Director of Museums to the Corporation of Liverpool from 1894. He died on 27th October, 1932, in Selsey, Sussex, England.

(3) Alexander Murdoch Forbes born on 19th November and baptized on 20th December, 1852, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire. He was a Free Church minister.

(4) A George Stuart Forbes, baptized on 1st January, 1854, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire, is certainly an entry in the Old Parish Records. But he never appears anywhere else, that I could see; and it is most unusual to have two children with the same names, if the first is still alive, as in this case.

(5) Alice Forbes born on 11th December, 1855, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire. She died there on 10th February, 1856.

(6) Mary Ann Forbes born on 31st January, 1857, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire.

(7) John James Forbes born on 10th December 1858, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire. He was a missionary from an American Presbyterian Church to the Mid Pacific Islands. He died in 1889 on his arrival there.

(8) Duncan Sim Forbes born on 21st September, 1860, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire. He lived in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa.

(9) Christina Lumsden Bain Forbes born on 12th December, 1862, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire. She married Andrew Alexander Philip of Belfast, Ireland, a physician and surgeon, in 1891. She died on 25th August, 1930, in St Martin, London, England.

Publications – by him
The triumph of grace over sin, Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1873
Inspiration, letter to the Rev. William G. Blaikie, D.D., LL.D., New College, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, A. & R. Milne, 1891

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Alexander Forbes
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 21/12/1897, Free Church minister at Drumblade, d. 20/09/1897 at the Free Church Manse, Drumblade, testate, father of Alexander Murdoch Forbes residing at 1 Warrander Park Terrace, Edinburgh, Extract Inventory, Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC1/36/132; 27/12/1897, Will, Aberdeen Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC1/37/118

Note that Archibald Forbes the war correspondent was not a son of this man but of Lewis William Forbes, a parish church minister. See FES, Vol.6, p.338.

Sources
The Aberdeen Journal, 12th April, 1848; Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 21st September, 1897; 29th September, 1897

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FORBES, ALEXANDER LEITH, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born, 1822. Licensed by the Presbytery of Ellon, 1847. Ordained at Methlick, 1850. Retired, 1852, and proceeded to Australia, where he found employment as a teacher.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 24th December, 1822, in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, the son of Charles Forbes and Elizabeth McRobbie.

Education
He gained an M.A. at Aberdeen University.

Marriage
He married Jane Clark on 19th January, 1852, in Methlick, Aberdeenshire. She was born on 1st April, 1827, the daughter of John Clark and his wife Rachel.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1847 by the Free Presbytery of Ellon. He was ordained in Methlick, Aberdeenshire, on 10th July, 1850.

Other
He and his wife Jane arrived in Sydney, New South Wales, on The Boomer in July, 1853. He then commenced a new life as a school master. In 1877, they moved to King Street, Ashfield, and joined the newly formed Ashfield Presbyterian Church on 4thDecember, 1877. He occupied various educational posts in New South Wales – in Singleton, Goulburn, Richmond and Cumberland.

Death
He died in December, 1892, in Ashfield, New South Wales. His wife died there on 3rd April, 1889.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) A son who died in infancy.

(2) Elizabeth Mary Forbes born on 15th October, 1854, in Singleton, New South Wales. For 35 years, she served as Secretary of the Women’s Missionary Association of the Presbyterian Church in New South Wales. On 3rd February, 1904, she married John Hay Goodlet. He was 19 years her senior; he had just been a widower for a little over a year, and the Goodlets and Forbes families had been longstanding friends. She died on 26th July, 1926, in Canterbury, and was buried in Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales.

Source
Paul F. Cooper, Webjournals

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FORBES, ALEXANDER MURDOCH, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Son of foregoing. Born, 1852. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Towie, Aberdeenshire, 1878. Married, the same year, Barbara Cran. Resigned, 1891. Died, 1898.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 19th November and baptized on 20th December, 1852, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire, the son of Alexander Forbes, minister, and Mary Ogg.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1876. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1873-77.

Marriage
He married Barbara Cran. She was born on 15th October and baptized on 16th November, 1853, in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of George Cran, farmer, and Ann Smith.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Strathbogie on 14th June, 1877. He was ordained in Towie and Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, in 1878. By 1895 he was living at 1 Warrender Park Terrace, Edinburgh, and in the Post Office Directory he was described as a mathematical and classical tutor.

Death
He died on 18th November, 1898, at 1 Warrender Park Terrace, Edinburgh. His wife died at Flowerfield, 3 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, on 30th June, 1917.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) George Cran Forbes born in 1880 in Towie Aberdeenshire. He died in 1940.

(2) Alexander Murdoch Forbes born in 1881 in Towie, Aberdeenshire.

(3) William Smith Forbes born in 1883 in Towie, Aberdeenshire. He died in 1952 in Aberdeen.

(4) Margaret Howie Forbes born in 1885 in Towie, Aberdeenshire.

(5) Annie S. Forbes born in 1887 in Towie, Aberdeenshire.

(6) Henry Nicol Forbes born in 1889 in Towie, Aberdeenshire. He was a clergyman of the Church of England. He died in the 2nd quarter of 1965 in Lewes, Sussex, England.

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: /4/1899, sometime F.C. Minister, Towie, Aberdeenshire, afterwards residing at 1 Warrender Park Terrace, Edinburgh, d. 18/11/1898 at Edinburgh, testate, Inventory, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/378; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/312
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Forbes, Barbara Cran, 6/7/1917, Flowerfield, 3 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, widow, d. 30/06/1917 at Edinburgh, intestate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/59

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FORBES, DANIEL M. (or DONALD)

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born near Pitlochry, 1831. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Edderton, Ross-shire, 1866. Married, 1867, Margaret Ross. Died, 1900.

Supplementary Information
Background
According to family sources he was not the Daniel Forbes born on 25th and baptized on 27th July, 1831, in Kirkmichael, Perthshire, the son of Hector Forbes and Margaret McLachlan. He was rather the Donald Forbes born on 14th and baptized on 28th April, 1831, in Moulin, Perthshire, the son of John Forbes, shepherd, and Mary MacGregor. This is certainly the parentage given in his marriage certificate. Strangely, his death certificate gives his parentage as the son of Alexander Forbes and someone MacGregor, Christian name unknown. This may be explained by the fact that his death was registered by Hugh Ross Mackintosh, a nephew of his wife’s, and therefore someone not so acquaint with the Forbes side of the family.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1860. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1859-63.

Marriage
He married Margaret Black Ross on 22nd October, 1867, at 119 George Street, Glasgow. She was baptized on 20th May, 1838, in Kilchoman, Isle of Islay, Argyll, the daughter of Hugh Ross, teacher, and Mary McGilvray. She was the sister of Jessie Ross who married Alexander Mackintosh, a Free Church minister; and of Agnes Ross, a Free Church missionary in India, who married Walter Joss, a missionary there of the London Missionary Society.

Ministry
He was probably licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh, on 29th July, 1863. Though he received a call from Latheron, Caithness, to be colleague and successor to George Davidson, he was ordained in Edderton, Ross and Cromarty, on 26th July, 1866.

Death
He died on 17th May, 1900, in the Free Church Manse, Edderton, Ross and Cromarty. His wife died there in 1897. They are buried in Edderton Cemetery: see gravestone.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 16/8/1900, F.C. Minister, Edderton, d. 17/05/1900 at Edderton, testate, Dingwall Sheriff Court, NRS SC25/44/21

Sources
Correspondence from family member; Glasgow Herald, 23rd October, 1867

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FORBES, DONALD

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Lochcarron, 1821. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lochcarron, 1859. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Nicolson. Died, 1898.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 19th July, 1821, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Lachlan Forbes, mason, and Kate Tolmie.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1853-57, and conducted the Free Church congregational school in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty, in his breaks from College.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Nicolson on 19th August, 1859, at the home of the bride, 44 Cumberland Street, Edinburgh (Registration: 1859 685/2 258 St Andrew (Edinburgh)). She was born (or baptised) on 23rd July, 1835, in South Leith, Edinburgh, the daughter of John Nicolson, messenger, and Mary McNaughton.

Ministry
He was ordained in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty. For the last three years of his ministry he required the help of assistants. He was making preparations for his retirement, when he passed away.

Death
He died on 2nd May, 1898, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty. He died in the place he was born, the Free Church Manse having been built on the site of his father’s cottage. His wife died in 1906 in Inverness. They are buried in Lochcarron and their gravestone bears this inscription:

“Erected by/the people of Lochcarron/and other friends/over the grave of/The Rev. DONALD FORBES/for 40 years minister/of the/Free Church of Lochcarron/a man greatly beloved/and esteemed for his saintly life/for his exclusive devotion/to his master’s work, for his sound evangelical/preaching and for the modesty/meekness and gentleness/of his charcter.

“He died where he was born/on the 2nd May 1890/aged 77 years.

“ELIZABETH NEWTON/his beloved wife, died 24 June 1807/and his daughters/ISABELLA, died 24 September 1875/ELIZABETH, died 28 January 1887/also his son/DONALD died in London 3 Feby. 1896.”

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Forbes born on 3rd July, 1860, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty.

(2) John Forbes born on 15th November, 1861, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty.

(3) Lachlan Forbes born on 23rd October, 1862, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty.

(4) Donald Forbes born on 30th December, 1863, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty. He died on 3rd February, 1896, in Shoreditch, London, England.

(5) Mary Kate Forbes born on 25th July, 1865, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty. She married John MacLennan in 1897 in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty. She died in 1932, in Inverness.

(6) Elizabeth Forbes born on 31st March, 1867, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty. She died there on 28th January, 1887.

(7) Isabella Forbes, born on 11th June, 1870, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty. She died there on 24th September, 1875.

(8) Agnes Forbes born on 30th September, 1871, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty.

(9) William Sinclair Forbes born on 3rd June, 1874, in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty. He married Mary Jones in the 3rd quarter of 1901 in Edmonton, London, England. They were living in West Ham, Essex, England in 1911. He died there in the 4th quarter of 1929.

(10) Douglas Forbes born in 1876 in Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Donald Forbes
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 5/10/1898, F.C. Minister, Lochcarron, County of Ross and Cromarty, d. 02/05/1898 at Lochcarron, testate, Dingwall Sheriff Court, NRS SC25/44/20

Source
Gravestones

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FORBES, JAMES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born in the parish of Reay, Caithness, 1816. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Cluny, 1844. Resigned, 1858. Married, 1882, Mary MacCombie. Died, 1897.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 9th December, 1816, in Reay, Caithness, the son of Arthur Forbes, farmer, and Mary Tulloch.

Marriage
He married Mary MacCombie on 27th June, 1882, at 7 Albert Place, Stirling (the home of the Free Church minister, William Fullarton Goldie (Registration: 1882 490/ 52 Stirling). She was baptized on 28th December, 1822, in Tough, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of Charles MacCombie of Tillyfour, and Anne Black. At the time of her marriage to James Forbes she was a widow. Her death record does not give the name of any husband except James Forbes. A possibility is that she married Patrick Campbell Auld in Tough, Aberdeenshire, on 23rd July, 1848. His death was registered in Aberdeen in 1866. This identification is confirmed by the fact that Mary Auld was living in Tillyfour, the McCombie home, in 1881 – the widow of “land scape painter”. By this marriage Mary McCombie had at least three sons, all born in London: Patrick Auld, who died in England; William Auld, who died in Australia; and Robert Campbell Auld, who was a farmer, with his mother, in 1881 and latterly emigrated to New York, USA.

Ministry
He was ordained in Cluny, Aberdeenshire. In October, 1857, the Presbytery considered “certain charges and allegations affecting his ministerial character and usefulness” raised by some office bearers and members of the Cluny congregation.

Other
After retiring, he lived in various places. In 1861, he was in Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire; in 1871, he was in Edinburgh; ten years later he was in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire; in 1891 he was in Oban, Argyll – always as a Free Church minister.

Death
He resided at Dunuaran Villa, Oban, Argyll, and died there on 4th December, 1897. His wife then resided at Lora Villa, Connel, ans died there on 8th November, 1900. Her death was registered in Muckairn, Argyll.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Publication s– about him
A letter to the Rev. James Forbes, minister of the Free Church of Cluny, in opposition to his expressing it publicly and privately as his opinion, that all children dying in infancy are saved, George Allan, Aberdeen, Bennett, 1845
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 20/8/1898, Dunuaran Villa, Oban, d. 04/12/1897 at Oban, testate, Dunoon Sheriff Court, NRS SC51/32/49
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Forbes or M’Combie or Auld, Mary, 24/12/1901, Lora Villa, Connel, d. 08/11/1900 at Connel, intestate, Dunoon Sheriff Court, NRS SC51/32/53

Source
The Aberdeen Journal, 21st October, 1857

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FORBES, JOHN, D.D. (St. Andrews), LL.D. (Glasgow)

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Moulin, 1800. Studied at the University, St. Andrews. After being licensed by the Presbytery of Perth, Dr. Forbes became Mathematical Master in Perth Academy. Ordained at Newington (Hope Park Chapel, Edinburgh), 1826. Translated, 1828, to the Outer High Church (St. Paul’s), Glasgow. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1874. Giving the scanty leisure of a city minister to the study, Dr. Forbes produced a book on a purely mathematical subject as original as any that has appeared in this country since the days of Napier of Merchiston. In the first Union negotiations Dr. Forbes identified himself with the “Constitutional party.” Died, 1874.

Publication.—The Differential and Integral Calculus.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1826, Newington, Edinburgh, FES, Vol.1, p.86; 1828, St Paul’s, Glasgow, FES, Vol.3, p.463. He was admitted to the Edinburgh Dialectic Society, 4th March, 1820 (see History of the Dialectic Society, p.169). In the Free Church, he served in St. Paul’s, Glasgow.

Publications
See separate document here.

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FORBES, ROBERT, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Aberdeen, 1812. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Aberdeen, and ordained as Evening Lecturer at John Knox’s Church, 1834. Translated, 1836, to Woodside, Aberdeenshire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1844, Jane Harvey. Died, 1859.

Publication.—The well-known Digest of Rules and Procedure in the Free Church. Posthumous.—Remains: With Sketch of Life.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1836, Woodside, Aberdeen, FES, Vol.6, p.42; FES, Vol.8, p.535. In the Free Church, he served in Woodside, Aberdeen.

Publications
See separate document here.

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FORDYCE, JAMES

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born in Uist, 1830. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. In 1862 Mr. Fordyce began, under the leadership of Rev. D. M’Coll, of the Wynd, Glasgow, a mission in the village of Auchinairn, near Glasgow, which ultimately ripened into a charge established in the neighbouring village of Bishopbriggs. Licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow, 1862. Ordained at Bishopbriggs, 1865. Married, 1870, Mary Wilson Galloway. Died, 1891.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1830, in Unst, Shetland, the son of William Fordyce, ship’s captain, and Margaret Robertson. He was perhaps a first cousin of Robert Fordyce.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1853.

Marriage
He married Mary Wilson Gallaway on 28th June, 1870, at the bride’s home, 183 Bath Street, Glasgow (Registration: 1870 644/6 245 Blythswood). She was baptized on 10th March, 1846, in Cadder, Lanarkshire, the daughter of James Gallaway, landed proprietor, and Mary Fleming.

Ministry
He was called to Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, on 24th August, 1865, and ordained there on 28th September, 1865.

Death
He died on 23rd October, 1891, in Bishopbriggs, Glasgow. His widow then resided at 4 Mansfield Place, West Regent Street, Glasgow, and died there on 2nd January, 1901. Her death was registered in 1901 in Blythswood, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Fleming Fordyce born on 15th June, 1871, in Cadder, Lanarkshire. She died in 1961 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(2) Margaret Robertson Fordyce born on 5th July, 1873, in Cadder, Lanarkshire. She married John Guy in 1903 in Partick, Glasgow. She died there in 1954.

(3) Agnes Willis Fordyce born in 1875 in Cadder, Lanarkshire. She died in 1969 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(4) Elizabeth Rober* Fordyce born in 1878 in Cadder, Lanarkshire. She died in 1962 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

(5) Jemima Gallaway Fordyce born in1881 in Cadder, Lanarkshire. She died there in 1883.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: James Fordyce
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 21/3/1892, Minister, F.C. Congregation, Bishopbriggs, residing there, d. 23/10/1891 at Bishopbriggs, intestate, Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC36/48/136
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Fordyce or Gallaway, Mary Wilson, 19/4/1901, 4 Mansfield Place, West Regent Street, Glasgow, widow, d. 02/01/1901 at Glasgow, testate, Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC36/48/175; Will, Glasgow Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC36/51/127

Source
Glasgow Herald, 25th August, 1865

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FORDYCE, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Forgue, 1819. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Appointed superintendent of Ladies’ Institution or Orphanage, Calcutta, 1852. Married, the same year, Wortley M.A.M. Stewart. Licensed by Calcutta Presbytery, 1855, by leave of the Assembly. Returning to this country, 1857, was ordained at Duns, 1858. Translated to Cardiff, 1866. In 1870 appointed minister of the Simla Union Church, and commissioner of the Anglo-Indian Christian Union. Returned to Britain, 1885, and appointed general secretary and treasurer to the Society. While in Calcutta Mr. Fordyce was instrumental in organising and carrying into effect the system, first suggested by Dr. Thomas Smith, of the visitation of native ladies in their own homes by European female missionaries specially trained for the work, which has developed into the Zenana Mission.

Publications.—Eastern Females’ Friend. Mountain Echoes, etc.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 7th and baptized on 9th June, 1819, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire, the son of James Fordyce and Ann Adam.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1851-52.

Marriage
He married Wortley Montague Moir Stewart on 5th September, 1852, in Edinburgh. She was born about 1820 in Prussia.

Ministry
He was ordained in Duns, Boston Church, Berwickshire, in 1858. He was translated to Cardiff, Wales, and thereafter in 1870 was appointed to Simla, Upper India. He expected to arrive in Bombay, India, on 29th April.

Death
He died in the 4th quarter of 1902 in Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England. His wife died there in the second quarter of 1900.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Augusta Annie Fordyce born about 1854 in the East Indies. She is said to have married someone Kennedy in India. She died in the 3rd quarter of 1883 in Fylde, Lancashire, England.

(2) Boston Elphinstone Fordyce born 20th August, 1858, in Duns, Berwickshire. He married Mabel Dakeyne Moxon in the 2nd quarter of 1890 in Northampton, England. He died in the 1st quarter of 1932 in Cambridge, England.

(3) Charles James Montague Fordyce born on 10th November, 1862, in Duns, Berwickshire. He died in 1874 in Blythswood, Glasgow.

Publications
See separate document here.

Source
Western Mail, Cardiff, Wales, 13th May, 1870

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FORDYCE, ROBERT

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born in Unst, 1836. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1872, at West Port, Hawick. Married, 1874, Mary Ker. Died, 1893

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 8th February and baptized on 19th March, 1835, in Unst, Shetland, the son of Bruce Fordyce and Margaret Bruce. He was perhaps a first cousin of James Fordyce.

Education
He engaged in business in Edinburgh, saving up to study. He studied at Edinburgh University from November, 1859, and then enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1864-68.

Marriage
He married Mary Ker in 1874 in Hawick, Roxburghshire. She was born there about 1846, the daughter of Thomas Ker, blacksmith, and Mary Scott.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1868; served as a probationer in Wick, Caithness; Aberdeeen; Crossford, Lanarkshire; and Portobello, Edinburgh; and was ordained at West Port, Hawick, Roxburghshire, on 5th November, 1872.

Death
He died on 22nd November, 1893, in Hawick, Roxburghshire. His wife died on 10th March, 1901, at 14 Montpelier Park, Edinburgh, registered in St Giles, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Mary Ker Fordyce born in 1875 in Hawick, Roxburghshire.

(2) Bruce Fordyce born in 1876 in Hawick, Roxburghshire. He died there in 1882.

(3) Margaret Suneva Fordyce born in 1878 in Hawick, Roxburghshire. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1966 in Worthing, Sussex, England.

(4) Ephemia Ker Fordyce born on 29th May, 1882, in Hawick, Roxburghshire. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1969 in Worthing, Sussex, England.

(5) Thomas Kerr Fordyce born on 2nd October, 1884, in Hawick, Roxburghshire

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Robert Fordyce

Sources
Records.ancestry; Bayanne.info

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FORDYCE, WILLIAM

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born in the island of Fetlar, 1840. When an infant an accident deprived him of sight, and his father died when he was only five years of age. He began as a lad of nineteen to conduct missions in the parishes of Shetland, specially for the benefit of those afflicted like himself. Appointed as preacher in charge of the Free Church station of Quarff, Shetland, 1868. Shortly after his settlement, despite his blindness, he started a school and conducted it successfully until a Board School took its place. He was for many years a member of the Lerwick School Board, and for some time a member of the Parish Council.

Supplementary Information
William Laurence Fordyce

Background
He was born on 30th December, 1838, and baptized on 6th February, 1839, in Fetlar, Shetland, the son of Robert Fordyce, small farmer and fisherman, and Mary (Molly) Hunter.

Marriage
He married Margaret Sutherland on 4th December, 1873, in Lerwick, Shetland. She was born on 4th November, 1839, in Nesting, Shetland, the daughter of Gilbert Sutherland and Bruce Morrison.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Quarff and Burra, Shetland. The General Assembly of May 1900 recommended that he, being then a missionary, be ordained to this charge on the understanding that he should not be eligible for any other charge except by the express permission of the Assembly. Prior to this he was already styled “Rev. William Fordyce, Free Church Manse, Quarff” – but I haven’t yet found a reference to his being licensed.

Death
He died on 29th December, 1909, in Quarff, Shetland. His wife died on 24th July, 1920, in Lerwick, Shetland.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Robert Fordyce born on 2nd January, 1875, in Quarff, Shetland. He died on 11th July, 1892, in Lerwick, Shetland.

(2) William Fordyce born 5th February, 1877, in Quarff, Shetland. In 1901 he was a blacksmith.

(3) Alexander Brown Fordyce born on 13th March, 1879, in Quarff, Shetland. He died there on 22nd July, 1896.

(4) George Clark Fordyce born on 30th July, 1881, in Quarff, Shetland. In 1901 he was an apprentice blacksmith. He died on 10th February, 1956, in Lerwick, Shetland.

(5) Margaret Jane Stobo Fordyce born on 22nd September, 1884, in Quarff, Shetland. She died on 16th January, 1965, in Lerwick, Shetland.

Sources
Sites.google.com; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 6th April, 1897, p.7; Glasgow Herald, 4th June, 1900

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FORGAN, JOHN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at St. Andrews, 1849. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1875, at Cullen. [Vol. 2 says this was 1876.] Married, 1882, Jane Campbell Fisher. Appointed minister of the European congregation, Bombay, 1884. Resigned, 1889. Became superintendent of the Edinburgh City Mission, 1894.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.423

Background
He was baptized on 30th December, 1849, in St Andrews, Fife, the son of Robert Forgan, founder of club-making firm, and Elizabeth Berwick. His sister, Wilhelmina Forgan, married Alexander Stewart MacTavish, a Free Church minister; and his brother Robert Forgan was a Free Church minister.

Education
He attended Forres Academy. He studied at United College, St Andrews, Fife, 1866-1870. He was the Foundation Bursar in 1866. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1871-75.

Marriage
He married Jane Campbell Fisher on 20th September, 1882, at the bride’s home, 628 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh (Registration: 1882 685/4 224 St Giles). She was baptised on 10th August, 1851, in Blackford, Perthshire, the daughter of Alexander Fisher, commercial traveller, and Isabella McDougall.

Ministry
He was ordained in Cullen, Banffshire. He accepted an appointment to the Free Church congregation in Bombay in 1884. In 1892 “Rev John Forgan, late of Simla” acted as interim moderator in Bridge of Allan for six months while James Miller, the minister there, was on leave of absence in Australia and New Zealand. He was appointed superintendent of the Edinburgh City Mission in 1894. During his time in Edinburgh he took an interest in many social issues. He also took his place in the United Free Church Assembly as an elder representing an Indian Presbytery. He retired from that work in 1904. He then became minister of Durris United Free Church, Aberdeenshire; he retired from that work on 30th September, 1913. After doing some locum work, he settled in Edinburgh.

Death
He died on 12th February, 1933; his death was registered in Haymarket, Edinburgh. His widow then resided at 8 Rochester Terrace, Edinburgh, and died there on 26th January, 1925. Her death was registered in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Publication – by him
Godliness true happiness, a sermon to young men and young women, Christ the power of God, being the last two sermons preached in the Free Church, Cullen, Cullen, George Seivwright, 1884

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Forgan or Fisher, Jane Campbell 27/5/1925, wife of Rev. John Forgan, 8 Rochester Terrace, Edinburgh, d. 26/01/1925 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/731; Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/589

Source
The Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 14th December, 1878, gives an account of the Anniversary Service and the social connected with it. I mention this not because this is unique but, on the contrary, because it is typical of the way congregations did things at that time.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 4th August, 1881; Glasgow Herald, 21st September, 1892; Manchester Times, Manchester, Lancashire, England, 23rd November, 1894; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 16th December, 1898, p.4; 6th December, 1904, p.3; 5th August, 1913, p.8; 14th February, 1933, p.10

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FORGAN, ROBERT, B.D.

 
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Born at St. Andrews, 1860. Brother of above. Studied at the University, St. Andrews, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Montrose, St. George’s, 1886. Married, 1888, Mary Grace Rose. Translated to Rothesay, West, 1892; and to Aberdeen, Gilcomston, 1898.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.413. In the Free Church, he served in St. George’s, Montrose, Angus; West, Rothesay, Bute; and Gilcomston, Aberdeen.

Family
He married Mary Grace Rose, the daughter of Donaldson Rose, a Free Church minister.

His sister, Wilhelmina Forgan, married Alexander Stewart MacTavish, a Free Church minister; and his brother John Forgan was a Free Church minister.

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FORLONG, WILLIAM

 
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Born, 1816. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kirkmaiden, 1853. Married, 1859, Catherine Low. Appointed to Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, 1858. [Vol. 2 says he was there till 1857.] Died about 1878.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 16th January, 1816, in Glasgow, the son of William Forlong, Esq., of Erins, North Knapdale, Argyll, and Crawfurd Pollok Gordon. (Anyone interested in the genealogy of this lady could profitably consult an item entitled Funeral of Mr Gordon of Parkhill in the Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 10th March, 1882.)

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1841. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1844-48.

Marriage
He married Catharine Low on 23rd August, 1859, at the bride’s home, 64 Union Street, Aberdeen. She was the daughter of James Low, farmer, and Susan Scott or Smith. She was born on 14th January, 1838, (1901 census) or June, 1830, (1911 census).

Ministry
He was chaplain in Bermuda to the 42nd Highlanders, The Black Watch, in 1848. He left on account of poor health and became Free Church minister in Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire, 1853-57. He demitted his charge in 1857. He was then minister in Kentville, Nova Scotia, from about 1859-1869; and then at LaChute, Presbytery of Montreal, 1872-1893.

Death
He died at Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on 18th April, 1906. A Catherine Duthie Forlong died there on 11th October, 1918.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Gordon Forlong born on 3rd October, 1862. He died in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on 5th June, 1942.

(2) James Cornwallis Forlong born on 12th November, 1863. He died on 22nd January, 1939, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

(3) Lucyn Robina Crawfurd Forlong born on 29th March, 1866. She died on 20th April, 1955, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

(4) Thomas Hamilton Forlong born on 5th November, 1874. He married Florence Ethel, sometime between 1901 and 1911. He died on 18th February, 1956, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Publication – by him
On the testimony of the Free Church of Scotland for the headship of Christ, addressed to the congregation in Kirkmaiden, Stranraer, James M’Coid,, 1856

Sources
Findagrave; Rootsweb

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FORMAN, ADAM, M.A.

 
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Born at Carmunnock, 1794. Son of Rev. Adam Forman, minister there, and afterwards at Kirkintilloch. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Ordained at Innerwick, Haddingtonshire, 1824, Married, 1828, Margaret Coates Hamilton; and, 1838, Jane Turnbull. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Leven, 1844. [Vol. 2 under Leven says he went to Leven in 1843.] Died, 1865.

Publication.—Posthumous.—The Common Salvation; a volume of sermons.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1824, Innerwick, FES, Vol.1, p.411; FES, Vol.8, p.108. In the Free Church, he served in Innerwick, East Lothian; and Leven, Fife.

Publications – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Against Maynooth grant, 25th April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/184; Against Maynooth grant, 30th April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/188; Maynooth grant, 10th June, 1845, NRS GD112/51/202
A plea for the Disruption ministers, Leven, Thomas Porter, 1860
The common salvation, and other discourses, with a memorial sketch by Charles L.C. Tulloch, London, 1866
New Statistical Account, 1836, Innerwick, Vol.2, Haddington, p.233
Free Church Pulpit, Vol.2, p.10, The love of God, and the response due to this love

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Adam Forman
Inventories, Wills, etc.: /9/1865, minister of the Free Church Leven, Cupar Sheriff Court, NRS SC20/50/37

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FORREST, ANDREW

 
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Born in Fife, 1837. Studied at the Universities, St. Andrews and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Innerleithen, 1866. Married, 1868, Margaret Higgins Witherspoon. [Vol. 2 says he left here 1869.]

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 13th September and baptized on 5th October, 1837, in Kettle, Fife, the son of James Forrest, gardner, and Elizabeth Kilgour.

Education
He attended Free Church Normal School, Edinburgh. He took the Logic class in United College, St Andrews, Fife, 1857-58. He sstudied Arts at Edinburgh University, 1858-61. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1861-65.

Marriage
He married Margaret Higgins Wotherspoon on 29th September, 1868, in St Andrew, Edinburgh. She was born on 22nd September, 1840, in Edinburgh, the daughter of James Bald Maxton Wotherspoon and Mary Paris. Her father was a cloth merchant shopman and, later, an insurance office clerk.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 5th July, 1865. He was ordained in Innerleithen, Peebles-shire, on 10th August, 1866. He resigned his charge in 1869.

Death
He died in 1886 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) James Forrest born on 7th September, 1869 in Innerleithen, Peebles-shire.

(2) Andrew Forrest born on 29th November, 1870, in Edinburgh.

(3) Thomas Wotherspoon Forrest born on 8th August 1873. His birth was registered in Abercorn, West Lothian, but in the censuses etc his birth is given as Newton, Linlithgow. He emigrated to the USA in 1908 and was naturalised in Colorado State. He married Kathleen. He died there in 1952 and was buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado.

(4) Hay Grieve Forrest born in 1875 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(5) Mary Paris Forrest born in 1877 in North Leith, Edinburgh. She married Alexander B. Robertson in 1904 in Canongate, Edinburgh. She died in 1955 in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Surely one of the saddest of death notices: “At 8 Mulberry Place, Bonnington, on the 19th ult., of scarlet fever, James, aged 7 years; on the 22nd, Andrew, aged 5 years 11 months; and on the 31st Hay Grieve, aged 19 months, sons of the Rev. Andrew Forrest” (The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 3rd November, 1876, p.2).

Source
Findagrave

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FORREST, JAMES, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Forfar, 1851. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Harthill, 1878. Married, the same year, Margaret Salmond Lindsay.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.38. In the Free Church, he served in Harthill, Lanarkshire.

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FORREST, JOSEPH, M.A.

 
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Born at Aberdeen, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Stevenston, Ayrshire, 1876. Married, 1879, Janet Ritchie Paton; and, 1886, Katherine Ann Skottowe. Translated, 1885, to Douglas, Isle of Man; and, 1890, to Fraserburgh.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.441. In the Free Church, he served in Stevenston, Ayrshire; and Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire.

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FORREST, ROBERT, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Edinburgh, 1844. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at St. Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, 1878. Died, 1898.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 15th June, 1844, in Edinburgh, the son of Robert Forrest, butler, and Sarah Wilson or Taylor. His father died when he was young and his mother married George Taylor in 1855.

Education
He attended Moray House School, Edinburgh, where he was dux. He then trained as a teacher in Moray House, entering it in 1864. He graduated M.A from Edinburgh University in 1871. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1871-75.

He travelled extensively in North America and Northern Europe before entering New College, Edinburgh, in 1872.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 25th October, 1876. After licence, he was assistant to James Nicoll in Free St Stephen’s, Glasgow, and to Robert Walter Stewart in Leghorn, Italy. He was ordained in St. Cuthbert’s or West, Edinburgh, in 1878, as colleague and successor to Sir Henry Wellwood Moncreiff, who died in 1883.

Death
He died of a general haemorrhage on 16th February, 1898, at 21 Gillespie Crescent, Edinburgh, and was buried in Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh, on 21st February.

Family
He never married.

Publication – by him
Funeral sermons in connection with the death of the Rev. Sir H. Wellwood Moncreiff, D.D., preached in Free St. Cuthbert’s Church, Edinburgh, on Sabbath, 11th November 1883, Horatius Bonar and Robert Rainy, with personal reminiscences by Robert Forrest, Edinburgh, A. & G. Brown, 1883

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Robert Forrest
These probably refer to this minister: Court of Session: Warrants of the Register of Acts and Decreet: Decree granting warrant to the Rev Robert Forrest and others, trustees of the deceased Peter Innes, to sell trust estate, March, 1880, NRS CS46/1880/3/61/1; see also NRS CS46/1880/3/61/2-5

Source
Glasgow Herald, 22nd February, 1898

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FORREST, WALTER

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born in Lanarkshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, 1899. [Not mentioned in Vol. 2.]

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.517. In the Free Church, he served in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire.

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FORRESTER, ALEXANDER, D.D.

 
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Born at Kirkliston, 1806. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Sorbie, Wigtownshire, 1835. Married, 1841, Margaret Davidson. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Paisley, Middle, 1844. In 1847 Dr. Forrester went as a deputy to Canada, and in 1848 returned to Halifax as minister of Chalmers’ Church there. He gathered round him a class of students of theology whom he trained for the ministry. In 1855 he was appointed Superintendent of Education and Principal of the Normal School in the Province of Nova Scotia. Died, 1869.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FES, Vol.2, p.377. In the Free Church, he served in Sorbie, Wigtownshire; and Middle, Perth, Renfrewshire.

Publications – by him
See separate document here.

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FORRESTER, WILLIAM GREY

 
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Brother of the foregoing. Born at Kirkliston, 1826. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Auldearn, Morayshire, 1858. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Kay. Became senior minister, 1885. Died, 1886.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 11th April, 1826, in Kirkliston, West Lothian, the son of Alexander Forrester, florist, and Jean Gray. He does not then appear to be the brother of the foregoing, who is the son of John Forrester according to FES. So this needs looked at further.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1845-47.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth Kay on 16th December, 1858, at the bride’s home, Cocklaw, Currie, Midlothian (Registration: 1858 682/ 11 Currie). She was baptized on 9th May, 1823, in Uphall, West Lothian, the daughter of Archibald Kay, farmer, and Agnes Meek.

Ministry
In 1851 he is described as “Minister of Millerston Free Church.” See Ewing’s list of congregations under Millerston, Glasgow. He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh in 1856. He then was assistant to Walter McGilvray of Aberdeen. He was ordained in Auldearn, Moray, in 1858. In 1865 he was called to Tron, Edinburgh, as colleague and successor of Andrew Milroy, but he remained in Auldearn. On 4th November, 1885, John McNeill was inducted here as his colleague and successor. He then moved to Nairn.

Death
He died at Railway Terrace, Nairn, on 28th December, 1886. His death was registered in 1887 in Nairn. His widow the resided at Alder Villa, Railway Terrace, Nairn, and then at Sycamore Villa, Juniper Green, Midlothian, where she died on 19th October, 1910. Her death was registered in Colinton, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: William Grey Forrester
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Forrester, Elizabeth Kay, 18/11/1910, Alder Villa, Railway Terrace, Nairn, afterwards Sycamore Villa, Juniper Green, Midlothian, widow, d. 19/10/1910 at Juniper Green, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/507; Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/42

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FORSYTH, DAVID

 
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Born at Kirkintilloch, 1853. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained, 1884, at Rose Street Church, Glasgow. Married, the same year, Isabella Hogg. Translated, 1898, to Shawlands, Glasgow.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.251. In the Free Church, he served in Rose Street, Glasgow; and Shawlands, Glasgow.

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FORWELL, WILLIAM

 
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Born at Ayr, 1831. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Married, 1859, Elizabeth M’Laren. Ordained at Alva, 1870. Resigned, 1871, owing to ill-health, and returned to business. In 1882 he undertook the mission charge of Blochairn, Glasgow, but was again obliged to resign, 1885. Died, 1889.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in 1836 in Ayr, the son of Henry Forwell, farmer, and Eliza Lyon. He was a baker by trade.

Education
He entered Glasgow University in 1861. During his student days he worked as a missionary in the Bridgegate, Glasgow.

Marriage
He married Elizabeth McLaren on 8th November, 1859, in Saltcoats, Ayrshire (Registration: 1859 576/ 55) . She was born about 1842 in Saltcoats, Ayrshire, the daughter of William McLaren, silk weaver, and Sarah Templeton.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Glasgow on 16th June, 1869. As a probationer he served some time in Harthill. He was ordained in Alva, Clackmannanshire, in 1870. He resigned his charge in 1871, the state of his health rendering this necessary. He then set up a biscuit factory in Dundee. He returned to full time ministry in 1881 and was settled in Blochairn, Glasgow. A church building, costing £5232 19/1, was opened on 28th April, 1883, the church having previously worshipped in a hall. At that time it was stated that the membership of the congregation had grown from 93 to 233 in two years. But the state of his health led him again to resign his charge, and on 24th April, 1885, he was presented with a beautiful gold drawing room timepiece and ornaments to mark his departure.

Death
They lived at 4 Westbourne Terrace, Greenock, Renfrewshire. He died on 17th April, 1889, on a steamer sailing between Marseilles, France, and Gibraltar. He was buried in Gibraltar. His widow then resided at “Sheila,” 123 Newark Street, Greenoc, but died on 8thmJanuary, 1918, in Edmonton, London, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Isabella Forwell born on 29th November, 1860, in Dundonald, Ayrshire. She married Alexander Foote in 1891 in Greenock, Renfrewshire. She died in 1953 in Pollok, Glasgow.

(2) William Forwell born 17th April, 1863, in Glasgow. He succeeded his father in a baking and biscuit business in Dundee in 1881. He took great interest in educational affairs and obtained the First-Class Honours Certificate and prize of the City and Guilds of London Institute. He entered Dundee Town Council in 1906, and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1907. He was the President of the Scottish Association of Master Bakers for 1907-8. He died in 1943 in Broughty Ferry, Dundee.

(3) Henry Forwell born 20th April, 1865, in Glasgow. He died in 1946 in George Square, Edinburgh.

(4) James Forwell born on 4th September, 1867, in Edinburgh. He married Elizabeth Darroch in 1893 in Govan, Glasgow. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1923 in Brentford, London, England.

(5) Manson Forwell born on 6th December, 1869, in Govan, Glasgow. He married Mary Neil, in 1889 in Greenock, Renfrewshire. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1940 in Paddington, London, England.

(6) John Lyon Forwell born on 13th February, 1873 in Dundee. He died there that same year.

(7) Elizabeth Forwell born on 7th March, 1874, in Dundee.

(8) John Forwell born on 7th March, 1874, in Dundee. He died there that same year.

(9) David Forwell born in 1876 in Dundee. He married Catherine Grace Robinson in the 3rd quarter of 1904 in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England. He died in the 3rd quarter of 1955 in Totnes, Devon, England.

(10) Charles Forwell born in 1878 in Dundee. He died there in 1881.

(11) Julia Forwell born on 13th March, 1880, at 150 Hilltown, Dundee. She married John Smith Campbell, cycle manufacturer, of 50 Brougham Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire, in Kelvin, Glasgow. She died there in 1957.

Publications – by him
Criticisms on the recent Glasgow “Free Church” Congress, Glasgow
The Gospel in the Bakehouse: Sketch of the Life of Hugh Main, Winter, Duncan and Co., Dundee, 1874

A thousand miles ̕cruise in the Silver Cloud, from Dundee to France and back in a small boat, London, Blackie and Son, 1879

Remarks on Professor Smith’s theory of Scripture, Dundee, James P. Mathew & Co., 1881

Sermon on Christian giving, Stirling, Duncan and Jamieson

Women Preachers scripturally considered, by a Minister of the Gospel, Glasgow

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: William Forwell
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 18/6/1889, Rev., 4 Westbourne Terrace, Greenock, d. 17/04/1889 at Sea, intestate, Greenock Sheriff Court, NRS SC53/41/3; Eik, Greenock Sheriff Court, NRS SC53/41/4
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Forwell or Maclaren, Elizabeth, 19/7/1918, “Sheila,” 123 Newark Street, Greenock, widow of Rev. William Forwell, d. 08/01/1918 at London, testate, Greenock Sheriff Court, NRS SC53/41/26; Greenock Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC53/47/17

Sources
Icsarchive.org; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 7th January, 1874; The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder, 23rd March, 1880; 1st May, 1883; 27th April, 1885

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FOWLER, THOMAS, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born in Fife, 1846. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Newmilns (or Loudoun) in 1880. Mr. Fowler resigned, 1891, and went to Canada.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 24th September and baptized on 19th November, 1846, in Anstruther West, Fife, the son of Thomas Fowler, sailor, and Jane Taylor.

Education
He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1873. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1873-77.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 24th April, 1878. He then served as assistant to William Laughton, Greenock, before being ordained in Loudoun, Ayrshire, on 11th March, 1880, as colleague and successor to Andrew Noble, who died in 1882. He accepted a call to become minister in St Matthew’s Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and was loosed from his charge by his Presbytery on 16th April, 1891. He was presented at the Union of the United Presbyterian Church with the majority of the Free Church, as a representative of the Presbyterian Church of Canada.
Death
He returned to Scotland, and died suddenly in Crieff, Perthshire, on 13th April, 1909, aged 62; and was buried there on 16th April. He had been interim minister of the South United Free Church in Crieff since January.

Family
His sister stayed with him in Canada. There is no sign that he ever married.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 24/8/1909, Rev. Strathearn House, Crieff, d. 13/04/1909 at Crieff, testate, Perth Sheriff Court, NRS SC49/31/212; Perth Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC49/32/7

Source
Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 16th April, 1891; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 1st November, 1900, p.7; 17th April, 1909, p.10

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FRANCES, ROBERT

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Lanark, 1861. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Methil, Fife, 1894. Married, the same year, Agnes Rodney MacKay.

Supplementary Information
He is Robert Francis, for example, in his marriage record.

Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.366. In the Free Church, he served in Methil, Fife.

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FRASER, ALEXANDER

 
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Born, 1804. Son of Rev. D. Fraser, Kirkhill. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cawdor, 1828. Translated, 1837, to Kirkhill. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Visited Canada in the deputations of 1846. In 1854 acted as chaplain to the Highland Brigade in the Crimean War, and shared in the hardships of the troops there. His health broke down, and he was obliged to return home. Mr. Fraser was the fourth in descent of a succession which, at his jubilee in 1878, had been associated with the ministry in Kirkhill parish for 105 years—son, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Died, 1883.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1828, Cawdor, FES, Vol.6, p.440; 1837, Kirkhill, FES, Vol.6, p.474. In the Free Church, he served in Kirkhill, Inverness-shire.

Family
For family connections, see the McBean Fraser Tree.

Publication – by him
New Statistical Account, September, 1841, Kirkhill, Vol.14, Inverness, p.459

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Alexander Fraser
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 13/9/1883, Minister, Free Church, Kirkhill, County of Inverness, d. 21/06/1883 at Kirkhill aforesaid, testate, Inverness Sheriff Court, NRS SC29/44/; 27/2/1884 Eik, Inverness Sheriff Court, NRS SC29/44/20; 24/3/1886, Additional Inventory, Inverness Sheriff Court, NRS SC29/44/21

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FRASER, ALEXANDER

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals
Born at Glenurquhart, 1820. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Coll, Argyllshire, 1855. The islands of Coll and Tiree were united as one charge under Mr. Fraser. Married, 1857, Sarah Fraser. Became senior minister, 1881.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born (or baptised) on 24th November, 1820, in Urquhart and Glenmoriston, Inverness-shire, the son of John Fraser, farmer, Garbeg, and Catherine Mclean.

Education
An Alexander Fraser, Urquhart, was enrolled in King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1844 and studied for one year there. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1849-52.

Marriage
He married Sarah Fraser on 25th June, 1857, at the bride’s home, 7 Petty Street, Inverness (Registration: 1857 098/ 57). She was born (or baptised) on 25th February, 1834, in Inverness, the daughter of John Fraser, baker, and Joanna McKinnon.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Abertarff on 23rd June, 1852. In the Free Church, he served in Coll, Argyll. Roderick Ross was ordained there as his colleague and successor in 1882. He retired to Inverness and continued to preach in the area for several years. He went in with the Union of 1900.

Death
He died in Victoria Villa, Glen Urquhart Road, Inverness, on 17th September, 1908, and was buried in Old Kilmore.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) John Fraser born about 1859 in Inverness.

(2) Johanna Fraser born about 1860 in Inverness.

(3) Catherine Fraser born in 1862 in Coll, Argyll.

(4) Margaret Fraser born in 1864 in Coll, Argyll. She died there in 1871.

(5) Maria Esther Fraser born in 1867 in Coll, Argyll. She married George Joseph Rickman in the 4th quarter of 1901 in Thanet, Kent, England. She died in the 2nd quarter of 1962 in Chichester, Sussex, England.

(6) Alexander Bald Harvey Fraser born in 1870 in Coll, Argyll. He died on 23rd October, 1913, in Lanark.

(7) Elizabeth Margaret Harvey Fraser born 1872 in Coll, Argyll.

(8) Robina Kelly Fraser born in 1875 in Coll, Argyll. She married James Smith on 7th October, 1909 at the Windsor Hotel, Glasgow. He was proprietor of the Ugadale Arms Hotel, Machrihanish, Argyll.

(9) William John Fraser born in 1878 in Coll, Argyll.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 16/12/1908, Argyllshire, latterly Victoria Villa, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, d. 17/09/1908 at Inverness, testate, Inverness Sheriff Court, NRS SC29/44/50

Sources
The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 27th October, 1913, p.14; Allan, Ian M., West the Glen: a history of the Free Church just west of the Great Glen, Chapter 8, c.1997; Picturehousearchive

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FRASER, ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, Hon. D.C.L., Hon. LL.D. (Princeton. Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen), Hon. Litt.D. (Dublin), etc.

 
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Born in Ardchattan Manse, Argyllshire, 1819, the son of the Rev. Hugh Fraser, minister of the parish. After studying at Edinburgh University and Theological Hall he was ordained at Cramond, on the Firth of Forth, in 1844. In 1846 he was appointed Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the New College, Edinburgh, and, in 1850, married Jemima Gordon, daughter of William Dyce, Aberdeen. In 1856 he became Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in Edinburgh University, in succession to Sir William Hamilton. He retired in 1891. From 1894 to 1896 he was Gifford Lecturer on Natural Theology in Edinburgh University.

Publications.—Essays in Philosophy. Essays, Philosophical and Miscellaneous. Philosophy of Theism. Biographia Philosophica. Editions of and Selections from the Works of Bishop Berkeley. Thomas Reid (“Famous Scots” Series).

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 3rd September, 1819, in the Manse at Ardchattan, Argyll, the son of Hugh Fraser – later a Free Church minister – and Maria Helen Campbell. For some ministerial connections, see the Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

Education
He was educated at home. He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1833. He then graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University on 30th April, 1838, and completed his divinity studies there in 1843. He was awarded honorary degrees: LL.D. Glasgow 1871; LL.D. Edinburgh 1891; LL.D> Aberdeen 1906; D.C.L. Oxford 1883. He was an F.R.S.E..

Marriage
He married Jemima Gordon Dyceon 30th April, 1850, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. She was born in 1819, the daughter of William Dyce and Margaret Chalmers.

Ministry
He was ordained in Cramond, Edinburgh, in 1844. He was Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in New College, Edinburgh, 1846-1856. For his subsequent academic career see the references below.

Death
He died on 2nd December, 1914, in Edinburgh. His wife died in 1907 in Lasswade, Midlothian. They are buried together in Lasswade.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Hugh John Edward Fraser born (or baptised) on 30th April, 1851, in St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh. He was an advocate. He died in 1908 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(2) Maria Helen Campbell Fraser born in 1858 in the Newington and Grange Registration District, Edinburgh. She married Robert Brodie Forman on 28th January, 1891, in Rosslyn Chapel, Midlothian. He was then described as “of Liverpool and San Francisco”. He was the son of Adam Forman, a Free Church minister. He was connected with the Balfour-Guthrie company of San Francisco, the Guthrie component being represented by Alexander Guthrie, the son of Thomas Guthrie, a Free Church minister. She died in 1947 in Roberton, Roxburghshire.

(3) Alexander Campbell Fraser born in 1860 in St George, Edinburgh. He was a clergyman of the Church of England. He married Mary Matthew in the 2nd quarter of 1890 in Sunderland, County Durham, England. He died in the 2nd quarter of 1941 in Richmond, Yorkshire, England.

Publications
See separate document here.

Sources
Wiki; Scottishphilosophy; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 31st January, 1891; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 3rd July, 1914, p.12; 18th September, 1914, p.1

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FRASER, ALEXANDER GARDEN, D.D. (New York)

 
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Born at New York, 1814. Studied at the Universities, New York and Edinburgh. Ordained, 1845, as minister of the English congregation in Bombay. Married, 1846, Joanna Mary Shaw. Appointed Professor of English Literature and Moral Philosophy in the Government College at Poona, 1852. Became Principal of the Parsee College in Bombay, 1854. He was subsequently appointed a magistrate in the western part of the Poona district and served in this capacity for twenty years. On retirement from the Government service, Dr. Fraser joined the Church of England.

Supplementary Information
Background
He is said to have been born on 6th June, 1814, the son of Rev. Alexander Garden Fraser, of New York, and Frances Webb. For his family claims about their background, here is a quotation from the Inverness Courier of 1st February, 1843: “There is a report of a case described as ‘Advocation of Brieves: Lord Lovat against the Rev. Alexander Garden Fraser, some time of New York.’ It came on for trial in Edinburgh before Lord Cunninghame and a jury. ‘The allegation of Mr Fraser was that he is the grandson of John Fraser, who died in Greenock in the year 1765, and that this John Fraser was the younger brother of Simon, the attainted Lord Lovat. He therefore maintained that he was a nearer relative of the Lovat family than the present Lord Lovat. He made no appearance in the service. Lord Lovat put in a great mass of evidence in support of his own pedigree and to disprove the statements of Mr Fraser. These documents established that this John Fraser could not have been the brother of Simon, Lord Lovat; for the grandfather of the claimant was a weaver in the town of Lancaster, and according to the claim, died and was buried in Greenock in 1765, whereas Lord Lovat’s brother died at Inverness in 1716, and was buried at Kirkhill. Direct testimony of the death and burial of the real John Fraser was adduced from the charter chests of the Duke of Sutherland, Culloden, and a variety of other sources.’ Lord Cunninghame, in his charge to the jury, said that they ‘had evidence brought before them by Lord Lovat showing most conclusively that John Fraser, the brother of the attainted Lord, died in the year 1716, and not merely proving the date and the manner of his death, but even the very circumstances of his burial.’ Accordingly, the jury unanimously, and without hesitation, returned a verdict in favour of Lord Lovat in terms of his claim”. See also Court of Session: Unextracted processes: Lord Lovat v Fraser, 1839, NRS CS237/L/7/15.

Fanny Maria Fraser, youngest daughter of the late Rev. Alexander Garden Fraser of New York, married John Pirie, a Free Church minister, in 1861.

Marriage
He married Joanna Maria Shaw in 1846. She was born on 1st August, 1823, the daughter of John Shaw and Mary Colquhoun. For some family connections, see the Shaw Tree.

Death
He is said to have died in 1904.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Garden Fraser born on 14th December, 1846, in India. He died of croup at Mazagon, India, on 28th December, 1848.

(2) Sir Andrew Henderson Leith Fraser born on 14th November, 1848, in Bombay, India. He married: (i) Agnes Whitehead Archibald in 1872; (ii) Henrietta Catherine Lucy Lugard in 1883. He died on 28th February, 1919.

(3) Mary Colqhoun Fraser born in Bombay in 1851. She married Edward Angelo. She died on 20th July, 1928, in Western Australia.

(4) William Brown Fraser born on 10th January, 1856, in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh. He died at 11 Bernard Row, Edinburgh, the next day.

(5) Charles Malcolm Fraser born on 10th January, 1856, in Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh. He died there that same year.

Publication – about him
In the House of Lords, before the Committee of Privileges, to whom stands referred the petition to Her Majesty the Queen, of Rev. Alexander Garden Fraser, M.A., claiming the ancient peerage of Lovat. Case of the claimant, Great Britain, House of Lords, Committee for Privileges

Sources
Thepeerage; Boards.ancestry; Wikitree; Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 26th January, 1843; 17th January, 1856; The Standard, London, England, 2nd February, 1849, p.8; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 14th June, 1861, p.4

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FRASER, DANIEL, M.A.

 
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Born, 1818. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Ordained at Scone, 1844. Translated to Lerwick, 1846. [Under Scone it says he was translated in 1847.] Married, 1849, Margaret Affleck Bain. Resigned, 1872. Joined the Church of Scotland, and was settled in the parish of Kildonan, Died, 1900.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Scone, Perthshire; and Lerwick (St. Olaf’s), Shetland. Then 1875, Kildonan, FES, Vol.7, p.91.

Publications – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Against Maynooth grant and Sunday trains, 28th April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/186; Additional Papers from the Taymouth Estate Office: Personal Correspondence: Lerwick, Daniel Fraser to Breadalbane, on behalf of the Free church congregation of Lerwick, asking for slates for the proposed church, 22nd February, 1847, NRS GD112/74/51

Baptism, or, a contribution to Christian Union, a letter on the distinctive principles of Baptists, addressed to C. H. Spurgeon, etc., Edinburgh, W.P. Kennedy, 1861
Pax vobiscum; or, The Bible and the family, being a deduction from the Scriptures of the Gospel, in its characteristically family aspect, Edinburgh, 1868
Adam, the figure of him that was to come, or, Christ, the prince of the kings of the Earth, with an application to present controversies and present duty, Edinburgh, Lyon & Gemmell, 1875
Church establishments, or, The Bible and the nation, with a special reference to the Church of Scotland, Edinburgh, James Gemmell, 1885
The decalogue, grievous mistakes about it corrected, and its truth somewhat opened up, a tract for the times, Edinburgh, James G. Hitt, 1892

Publication – about him
Exchequer Office papers: Ministers’ stipends: papers relating to ‘ann’ due on death of Rev Daniel Fraser, minister of Kildonan, claimed by his next of kin and Aged and Infirm Ministers’ Fund, including draft opinion for King’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer, 1900-1901, NRS E821/41

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FRASER, DANIEL LEWIS, B.D.

 
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Born at Perth, 1867. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Carluke, 1893. Translated to Glasgow, Chalmers’ Church, 1900.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.215. In the Free Church, he served in Carluke, Lanarkshire; and Chalmers’, Glasgow.

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FRASER, DONALD, D.D.

 
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Born at Inverness, 1826. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, Knox College, Toronto, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Côté Street, Montreal, 1851. Married, 1853, Theresa E. I. Gordon. Translated, 1859, to Inverness, High; and, 1870, to London, Marylebone. After he crossed the Border Dr. Fraser was a prominent figure in the Presbyterian Church of England. He was Moderator of Synod in 1880.

Publications.—Leaves from a Minister’s Portfolio. Synoptical Lectures on the Books of Scripture. The Speeches of the Holy Apostles. Posthumous.—Dr. Donald Fraser: An Autobiography.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 15th January and baptized on 11th February, 1826, in Inverness, the son of John Fraser and Lillias Fraser. His brother, William Fraser, was a Free Church minister. For family connections, see the McBean Fraser Tree.

Education
He was educated privately and then entered King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1837 and graduated M.A. in March, 1842, and D.D. in 1872. He studied theology at Knox College, Toronto. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-44.

Marriage
He married Theresa Eliza Isabella Gordon on 28th April, 1853, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She was born about 1831 in England, the daughter of Maj. Gen. Alexander Gordon R.E. and Zébée Anne Rose Touzi.

Ministry
He was licensed and ordained in 1851 a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada and from 1851 to 1859 served in Coté St. Presbyterian Church in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was for several years clerk to the Montreal Presbytery. He was called to High, Inverness on 21st October, 1858, and was inducted there on 24th March, 1859. In 1865, he was called to St John’s, Edinburgh, to be colleague and successor to Thomas Guthrie; and in 1869 he received a call back to Montreal, Canada, but he refused these calls. He was also called to be minister of Marylebone Presbyterian Church in London, England. The call was signed on 11th June 1868 by 117 members and two adherents. It was reported that the stipend promised was £800. “Powerful opposition” was expected as he was “one of the most influential ministers of the Free Church in the north of Scotland”. An “influential deputation of commissioners” was therefore appointed, consisting of Hugh Matheson, a principal London merchant; J.E. Mathson, banker; Dr Chalmers, and Dr Wright of Southampton. But Fraser himself declined the call. In 1870 he was again called there, But the Free Presbytery of Inverness refused to translate and the matter was referred to a higher court. Then he resigned his charge – and shortly thereafter he was inducted to Marylebone, London. The year he was settled the congregation made plans to enlarge their building to seat 2,000 people – at a cost of £8,000. He was Moderator of the Synod of the English Presbyterian Church in 1880. A sketch of him was published in The Graphic, London, England, 15th May, 1880.

Death
He died of pneumonia on 12th February, 1892, at 3 Cambridge Square, Hyde-park, London, England. He was buried on 19th February, 1892, in Chapel Yard Cemetery, Inverness. He left an estate worth £3850. His wife died in the 1st quarter of 1909 in Hastings, Sussex, England.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Edward Gordon Fraser born on 25th July, 1855. He died of convulsion on 31st July that same year and was buried on 1st August, 1855, in Erskine Presbyterian Church, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

(2) Ernest Gordon Fraser born on 21st August and baptized on 28th September, 1856, at Coté St. Presbyterian Church, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He married Florence Ellen King, daughter of James Pearce King, on 1st November, 1893, in Baughurst, Hampshire, England. He was an engineer in the Indian Civil Service. He died on 1st November, 1935, in St. Leonards on Sea, Sussex, England.

(3) Theresa Gordon Fraser born on 23rd December, 1858, and baptized on 17th February, 1859, at Coté St. Presbyterian Church, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She married John Fullarton Beatson, son of Maj. Gen. Roger Stewart Beatson R.E. and Elizabeth Mary Ann Wood, on 29th October, 1888, in St. Andrew’s Church, Madras, India. She died on 6th November, 1932, at 13 Magdalen Road, St. Leonards on Sea, Sussex, England, and was buried in the City of Westminster Cemetery, Hanwell, London, England.

(4) Helen Millicent Fraser born on 24th August, 1861, in Inverness. She died on 10th January, 1866. A memorial inscription in Inverness Chapel Yard reads: “Two sisters asleep in Jesus, Helen Millicent Fraser, died 10th January 1866, aged 4 years; Lillias Isabella Fraser, died 4th May 1869, aged 4 weeks. Daughters of Rev. Donald Fraser, Inverness.”

(5) Alfred William Fraser born at 10 a.m. on 11th September, 1863, in the Free High Church Manse, Inverness. He married Clara Phillips, daughter of Jacob Aaron Phillips and Sarah Matthews Newton, on 31st October, 1894, in Queensland. He was variously described as an engineer or railway inspector. At one stage he was in the service of the Sudan Government. He died in the 4th quarter of 1946 in Paddington, London, England.

(6) Major-General Sir Theodore Fraser K.C.B., C.S.I., C.M.G., born on 15th June, 1865, in Inverness. He married Constance Ruth Stevenson, daughter of Nathaniel Stevenson and Alice Evelyn Harcourt, on 6th June, 1903, in Marylebone Parish Church, London, England. For most of his working life, he served with the Indian Army. He died on 22nd May, 1953, in Putney, London, England.

(7) Frederick John Fraser born on 6th May, 1867, in the Free High Church Manse, Inverness. He had a career in the Indian Army but he also wrote several plays and the lyrics to many songs.

(8) Lillias Isabella Fraser born on 5th April, 1869, in Inverness and died there on 4th May, that same year. She was buried in Inverness Chapel Yard (see under Helen Millicent Fraser, above).

Publications
See separate document here.

Sources
Sewellgenealogy; Glasgow Herald, 13th June, 1868; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 31st July, 1868; The Newcastle Courant etc, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 2nd December, 1870; Freeman’s Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, Dublin, Ireland, 26th April, 1880; Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 12th May, 1892

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FRASER, DONALD

 
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Son of Rev. D. Fraser, minister of Kirkhill. Born at Kirkhill, 1822. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained in Cromdale, Strathspey, 1848. Married, the same year, Jessie Scobie Mackenzie. Resigned, 1865. Died, 1888.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 11th September, 1821, in Kirkhill, Inverness-shire, the son of Donald Fraser, minister, and Jane Gordon. For family connections, see the McBean Fraser Tree.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1836. A Donald Fraser enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-44.

Marriage
He married Jessie (or Janet) Scobie Mackenzie on 2nd November, 1848, in Tongue, Sutherland. She was born on 13th February, 1826, in Tongue, Sutherland, the daughter of Robert Mackenzie, and Jessie Mackay. For family connections, see the John Mackay of Kirtomy Tree.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Cromdale and Advie, Inverness-shire. The circumstances of his leaving here are not yet clear to me. But it is clear that there was a libel presented against him. This came under the consideration of the General Assembly in May 1865 and was dealt with in private. However, it was made known that the first count against him was proven by a vote of 134 to 87, and judgement was reserved on the other counts. Prominent men, such as Sir Henry Moncreiff and Dr Clason dissented on the grounds that this was unjust and injurious to discipline. It was then agreed that Fraser be deposed from the office of the ministry. Thereafter he lived in Edinburgh. In 1871 he was a clerk; in 1881, a gas office clerk.

Death
He died in 1888 in Grange, Edinburgh. His wife died in 1900 in Inveresk, Midlothian.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Donald Fraser born about 1849 in Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie, Inverness-shire.

(2) Robert M. Fraser born about 1850 in Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie, Inverness-shire. He studied medicine.

(3) Isabella Fraser born about 1852 in Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie, Inverness-shire.

(4) Alexander A. Fraser born about 1855 in Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie, Inverness-shire. He was a chemist.

(5) Boyce Mackenzie Fraser born on 3rd January, 1858, in Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie, Inverness-shire. He married in 1903 in Edinburgh. He was an architectural surveyor. He died in 1948.

(6) Hector Fraser born on 17th July, 1860, in Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie, Inverness-shire. In 1881 he was an Arts student; and in 1891 a probationer of the Free Church. In 1911 he was living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

(7) Jane Gordon Fraser born on 3rd January, 1864, in Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie, Inverness-shire. She was a teacher of music. In 1906 she was living with her brother Hector in Canada.

(8) Caroline Mackay Fraser born in Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie, Inverness-shire. She died in 1869 in St George, Edinburgh.

Sources
The Belfast News-Letter, Belfast, Ireland, 26th May, 1865; The Aberdeen Journal, 31st May, 1865

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FRASER, DONALD

 
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Born in Argyllshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. In the middle of his last session Mr. Fraser was called to visit the Universities on the Continent on behalf of the Students’ Volunteer Missionary Union. By authority of the General Assembly he was ordained, 1896, as missionary to Livingstonia.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.571

Background
He was born on 1st June, 1870, in Lochgilphead, Argyll, the son of William Fraser, Free Church minister, and Violet Ferguson.

Education
He attended Glasgow High School. He entered Glasgow University in 1866; and thereafter studied at the Free Church College, Glasgow. He was awarded the D.D. degree by Glasgow University in 1922.

Marriage
He married Agnes Renton Robson in 1901. She was born in 1874 in Inverness, the daughter of George Robson and Maryann (Marianne) Boyd. She was a medical missionary in Africa. Her father was a minister of the United Presbyterian Church, and her grand-father, John Robson, was minister of Wellington United Presbyterian Church. For George Robson, see Small, Vol.1, p.644; and Vol.2, p.562. For John Robson, see Small, Vol.2, p.45

Ministry
He was heavily involved in student work, before his ordination to the Mission Field. He left for British Central Africa (Malawi) in June, 1896. He served in the Livingstonia Mission: in Ekwendeni (1896-1900); in Hora (1901-02); and in Loudon (1902-25).

He was Moderator of the General Assembly of the United Free Church in 1922.

Death
He retired to Glasgow and died on 20th August, 1933, in Hillhead, Glasgow. He was cremated and his ashes were buried in Embangweni, British Central Africa (Malawi). His wife died in 1960 in Newington, Edinburgh.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Violet Fraser.

(2) George Fraser. He became a Church of Scotland missionary in Livingstonia.

(3) Catherine Fraser.

(4) Donald Fraser.

Publication – by him
Rays of dawn, a popular report of the foreign mission work of the United Free Church of Scotland in 1925, edited by Rev. Donald Fraser, D.D., Edinburgh, The Foreign Mission Committee of the United Free Church of Scotland, 1925?

Publications – about him
Fraser, Donald in Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions; Dacb.org; Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, Ed. N.M. de S. Cameron;

Sources
DR DONALD FRASER: Death of Famous Scots Missionary A NOTABLE CAREER; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 21st August, 1933, p.8; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 6th September, 1933, p.12

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FRASER, DUNCAN

 
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Born at Daviot, Inverness-shire, 1859. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Married, 1887, Johanna Mackenzie. Ordained at Bracadale, 1892.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.494. In the Free Church, he served in Bracadale, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.

Family
His son, Duncan Fraser, was a minister of the United Free Church: FUFC, p.483.

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FRASER, HECTOR

 
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Son of Rev. D. Fraser, Kirkhill. Born, 1824. Studied at the Universities, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Halkirk, 1848. Married, 1851, Ann Montgomery Matheson.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.506. In the Free Church, he served in Halkirk, Caithness.

Family
McBean Fraser Tree.

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FRASER, HUGH, M.A.

 
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Born at Croy, Nairn, 1780. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. Licensed by the Presbytery of Nairn in 1805. Ordained at Oban, 1807. In 1809 Mr. Fraser became assistant minister of the parish (Kilmore). Translated to the united parishes of Ardchattan and Muckairn, Argyllshire, 1817. Married, 1818, Maria Helen Campbell. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Muckairn was disjoined from Ardchattan, and Mr. Fraser continued minister of the latter till his retirement, 1851. Died, 1865.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1807, Oban, FES, Vol.4, p.101; 1809, Kilmore, FES, Vol.4, p.95; 1817, Ardchattan, FES, Vol.4, p.82; FES, Vol.8, p.332. In the Free Church, he served in Ardchattan, Argyll.

Family
Chalmers Guthrie Burns Tree.

Publications
See separate document here.

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FRASER, HUGH

 
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Born at Inverness, 1845. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1878, at St. Monance, Fife. Married, 1885, Jessie Matheson. Translated, 1889, to Strathfillan.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.296. In the Free Church, he served in St. Monance, Fife; and Strathfillan, Perthshire.

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FRASER, JOHN

 
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Born, 1806. Ordained at Kiltarlity, Invemess-shire, 1843. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Died, 1877.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born (or baptised) on 22nd December, 1800, in Boleskine, Inverness-shire, the son of Simon Fraser, shepherd, and Bessy Fraser.

Education
He matriculated at King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1837 and studied for three sessions.

Ministry
There is no sign that he was ordained to Kiltarlity prior to the Disruption, so it is not clear how he could have signed to Act of Separation and Deed of Demission – see FES, Vol.6, p.470

But a “John Fraser, Erchless, Beauly” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. In the Free Church, he served in Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire.

Death
He died on 30th June, 1877, at the Free Church Manse, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire (Registration: 101/ 18 Kiltarlity). He left £1,100 to build a Manse and endow the proposed new church in Strathglass.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 13/4/1878, Minister, Free Church, Kiltarlity, d. 06/07/1877 at Kiltarlity, testate, Inverness Sheriff Court, NRS SC29/44/17

Source
Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 8th February, 1879

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FRASER, JOHN

 
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Born, 1818. Ordained at Gordon, Berwickshire, 1843. Resigned, 1869. Died, 1888.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was baptized on 8th January, 1818, in Greenlaw, Berwickshire, the son of Andrew Fraser, surgeon, and Janet (or Jane) Hunter.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Gordon, Berwickshire. By the early 1860 there was considerable discontent with his ministry. Under his ministry, the membership had reduced from 108 in 1843 to 83 in 1866 without any corresponding reduction in the general population. A committee of Presbytery had found that the complaints being made against the minister were justified in maintaining that the decline was due to the minister “excessive indistinctness of speech” and his sermons, when audible, were not of a profitable character. Arrangements had been made in 1866 that the minister should continue to occupy the Manse but receive a reduced salary so as that an assistant should be paid for. But this had not worked out well because the minister was opposed to any advancement in the work of the congregation. The Assembly of 1869 again set up a Commission to resolve the problems.

Death
He died on 28th August, 1888, in Greenlaw, Berwickshire.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.

Publication – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, 9th May, 1846, NRS GD112/51/208; 13th May, 1846, NRS GD112/51/211

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 13/10/1888, Greenlaw, formerly F.C. Minister, Gordon, d. 28/08/1888 at Greenlaw, testate, Inventory only, Duns Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC60/44/8; Inventory; Trust Disposition and Settlement, Duns Sheriff Court, NRS SC60/41/34

Source
Glasgow Herald, 25th May, 1869

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FRASER, JOHN

 
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Born at Glasgow, 1836. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh; also at Heidelberg. Ordained at Brechin, West, 1865. Married, the same year, Ann Anderson.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.403. In the Free Church, he served in West, Brechin, Angus.

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FRASER, JOHN

 
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Born at Poolewe, 1867. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dores, 1893.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.500. In the Free Church, he served in Dores and Bona, Inverness-shire.

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FRASER, JOHN HUTCHISON, M.A.

 
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Born at Kilbrannan, 1823. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Rosskeen, 1853. Married, 1868, Mary Colquhoun Macfie. Died, 1884.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 13th October and baptized on 27th November, 1823, in Killearnan, Ross and Cromarty, the son of John Fraser, farmer, and Hannah Hutcheson.

Education
He attended the parish school of Killearnan, and, briefly, that of Kilmorack. He matriculated at King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1837 and graduated M.A. in March, 1846. He was Fraser’s Bursar. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1847-51. He served for a time as a teacher in Alness, Ross and Cromarty.

Marriage
He married Mary Colquhoun Macfie on 5th August, 1868, in Lismore, Argyll. She was born on 19th February, 1839, in Greenock, Renfrewshire, the daughter of Robert Macfie, sugar refiner, and Agnes Fairrie.

Ministry
After license, he was briefly assistant to David Campbell, Tarbat, Ross and Cromarty. Then he was assistant to David Carment in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. He was then ordained there as Carment’s colleague and successor on 9th October, 1853. Carment died in 1856.

Death
He died on 19th January, 1884, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. His wife died in 1911, in Hillhead, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Agnes Farrie Fraser born on 6th September, 1869, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. She married James Taylor on 4th October, 1905, in Kelvin, Glasgow. She died in 1932 in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire.

(2) Hannah Hutcheson Fraser born on 29th April, 1871, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. She married Alister Stewart Fraser on 29th June, 1900, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire. She died on 23rd January, 1952, in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire.

(3) Mary Lillian Fraser born on 21st September, 1872, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. She died in 1889 in Kelvin, Glasgow.

(4) Katherine Penelope Fraser born on 5th February, 1874, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. She died on 21st January, 1950, in Hillhead, Glasgow.

(5) John Alexander Hutcheson Fraser born on 3rd May, 1876, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. He married Una Mary V. Newman on 24th November, 1904, in Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia. He died on 5th December, 1939, in Maryborduch, Queensland, Australia.

(6) Robert MacFie Fraser born on 22nd November, 1877, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. He died on 6th August, 1889, in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire.

(7) William Colquhoun Fraser born on 23rd May, 1883, in Rosskeen, Ross and Cromarty. He died in 1959 in Stirling.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: John H. Fraser
Memoir and remains of the Rev. John H. Fraser, Rosskeen, M.A., Alexander Cameron, Inverness, G. Tait, 1885

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FRASER, ROBERT

 
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Born in Banffshire, 1836. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Knockando, Morayshire, 1868. Translated to New Zealand, 1875.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 28th May, 1835, in Kirkmichael and Tomintoul, Banffshire, the son of John Fraser, blacksmith, and Isabella Stewart.

Education
He entered King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1857 and graduated M.A. in 1861.

Ministry
He was ordained in Knockando, Moray, on 27th August, 1868. He resigned his charge in 1875 to take up an appointment in New Zealand. On 9th February, 1876, he was inducted in Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay Presbytery, New Zealand. He resigned in 1881 and was received by the Presbyterian Church of Victoria, on 18th October of that year. He was transferred to the Presbyterian Church of Queensland, in May, 1882. There he was settled in Warwick from 1882 till 2nd August, 1887. He returned to New Zealand and was settled in Havelock North in Hawkes Bay Presbytery, on 26th October, 1887. He retired on 31st March, 1897, and returned to Scotland where he was resident at Advie, Moray.

Death
He died of an enlarged prostate on 23rd July, 1907, at the Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen (Registration: 1907 168/1 854 St Nicholas). His usual residence was Fernbank, Advie, Cromdale. His death was registered by Michael J. MacPherson, nephew in law, Manse of Bourtie. See MacPherson, Michael James in the General Index on this web-site. MacPherson’s wife was Anne Grant, daughter of Donald Grant and Margaret Fraser – the sister of this Robert Fraser.

Family
He never married.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 12/5/1908, retired Rev., Advie, Morayshire, d. 23/07/1907 at Aberdeen, testate, Elgin Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC26/38/19

Source
PCNZ, Register of New Zealand Presbyterian Church

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FRASER, SIMON, M.A.

 
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Born in the parish of Boleskine, Inverness-shire, 1806. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, where for eight years he held the office of University librarian. Ordained at Alnwick, New Brunswick, 1835. Translated to Fortrose, 1841. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1846, Eliza Ross. Resigned, 1867. Died, 1887.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1835, New Brunswick, FES, Vol.7, p.609; 1842, Fortrose, FES, Vol.7, p.9. In the Free Church, he served in Fortrose, Ross and Cromarty.

Publications – about him
Court of Session: Bill Chamber, Processes in Actions of Suspension and Interdict: Presbytery of Chanonry: Note in Suspension & Interdict.: Respondent: Rev. Simon Fraser & Others, 1844, NRS CS275/6/267
Cromarty Sheriff Court: Civil Processes: Bond of Caution by the Rev. Simon Fraser, Free Church Minister at Fortrose in favour of Kenneth MacLennan as a Sheriff Officer of the County of Cromarty, 1856, NRS SC24/4A/118

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FRASER, THOMAS

 
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Born, 1814. Studied at Aberdeen Divinity Hall, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kinlochbervie, 1848. Married, 1855, Mary Innes Sinclair. Died, 1862.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 15th and baptized on 25th September, 1814, in Killearnan, Ross and Cromarty, the son of Thomas Fraser and Catharine Colville.

Education
He studied Arts in King’s College, Aberdeen, from 1836 to 1840, and was awarded Fraser’s Divinity Bursary, 1841-43. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-44.

Marriage
He married Mary Innes Sinclair on 13th September, 1855, in Reay, Caithness. She was baptized on 8th February, 1834, in Reay, Caithness, the daughter of Donald Sinclair, merchant, and Jane Mckenzie. For some connections, see the Tulloch Falconer Tree.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Kinlochbervie, Sutherland.

Death
He died on 18th September, 1862, in Kinlochbervie, Sutherland. His wife died there in 1862. A memorial was erected in the Oldshore Cemetery, Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, which reads:

In Memoriam
OF THE
Revd. THOMAS FRASER,
Minister of the Free Church, Kinlochbervie,
Who died 18th September, 1862,
In the 46th year of his age, and in the 14th of his ministry.

This stone is placed here by his sorrowing congregation to mark their profound attachment to him as a pastor, and their high value of his unwearied exertions to promote their temporal and spiritual interests during the period of his ministry among them.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Catherine Colvin Fraser born on 21st September, 1856, in Eddrachillis, Sutherland. She married Angus Morrison, of Melvich, Sutherland, in 1881, in Kildonan, Sutherland. She died on 4th September, 1912, in Strathy, Sutherland. A small book was published in her memory.

(2) Donald Sinclair Fraser born on 24th October, 1858, in Eddrachillis, Sutherland.

(3) Jane Sinclair Fraser born on 6th December, 1860, in Eddrachillis, Sutherland. She married Alexander MacIntosh in 1888 in Inverness. She died on 27th July, 1935, in Strathy, Sutherland.

Publication – by him
Breadalbane Muniments: Additional Papers from the Taymouth Estate Office, Letters Accompanying Petitions to Parliament etc., 8 February, 1854, NRS GD112/74/837; 16th March, 1854, Against Maynooth, NRS GD112/74/838

Publication – about him
In memory of Catherine Colvin, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Fraser, Free Church, Kinlochbervie, and his wife, Mary Innes Sinclair, beloved wife of Angus Morrison, Melvich, died 4th September 1912, aged 56, approximately 1913

Sources
Electricscotland.com; Rootsweb

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FRASER, THOMAS, M.A.

 
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Born at Nairn. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Kinneff, 1898. Married, 1899, Ann Helen Monroe.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.49. In the Free Church, he served in Kinneff, Kincardineshire.

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FRASER, THOMAS M’KENZIE

 
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Brother-in-law of Hugh Miller. Born, 1822. Studied at the University, Aberdeen. Ordained at Yester, 1845. Married, the same year, Caroline Neale. Translated to Singapore, 1856; to Geelong, 1861; and thereafter to Auckland. Died, 1885. When in Geelong, Mr. Fraser helped with the theological education of colonial students.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 10th July and baptized on 15th August, 1822, in Inverness, the son of William Fraser and Elizabeth Mcleod. His sister Lydia married Hugh Miller – a leading Free Church layman through his journalistic work. (For him, see, for example, en.wikipedia.org.)

Education
He attended Christ’s Hospital in London, England – a charitable foundation providing “public school” style education to those from a needy background. He studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, from 1838 and graduated M.A. in March, 1842. He worked for a time on the staff of the Witness.

Marriage
He married Caroline Neale in the 1st quarter of 1849 in Islington, London, England. She was born there on 10th October, 1817.

Ministry
He was ordained in Yester, East Lothian, in 1845. He established the Orchard Road congregation in Singapore, 1856-60. Because of the health of his wife and family, he moved to Geelong in Victoria, Australia. He served the Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Presbyterian Church of Victoria from 9th July, 1860, till 7th December, 1880. He lectured in Homiletics at Ormond Theological College in Melbourne, Victoria, from 1866 to 1880. He then moved to New Zealand and was settled in St David’s, Auckland, from 18th August, 1881, till his death,

Death
He died on 10th August, 1885, in Auckland, New Zealand. His wife died on 24th June, 1894, in New Zealand.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Caroline Elisabeth Fraser baptized on 27th January, 1850, in Yester, East Lothian. She married John Baragwanath in 1875 in Victoria. She died in November, 1928, in Perth, Western Australia.

(2) Isabella Fraser baptized on 24th September, 1852, in Yester, East Lothian. She married John Bartholomew in 1873 in Victoria, Australia. She died on 28th October, 1905, in Melbourne, Victoria.

(3) Lydia Neale Fraser baptized on 19th March, 1854, in Yester, East Lothian. She died on 12th August, 1919, in Swan, Western Australia.

(4) William John Fraser born on 20th July, 1855, in Yester, East Lothian. He is said to have died on 25th December, 1856, in Singapore.

(5) Julia Mary Fraser born on 13th March and baptized on 5th April, 1857, in Singapore. She died on 6th May, 1942, in Heidelberg, Victoria.

(6) Ellen Dobinson McKenzie Fraser born in 1858 in Singapore. She died in 1941 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: T. McKenzie Fraser

Source
PCNZ, Register of New Zealand Presbyterian Church

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FRASER, WILLIAM

 
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Born, 1801. Son of Rev. W. Fraser, Gigha. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained at Kilchrennan, Argyllshire, 1827. Married, 1834, Margaret Livingstone. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Translated to Kilbrandon, 1852; to Melbourne, 1857. His congregation split over the union question of 1859, and he accepted a call to Bulla. Died, 1873.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1827, Kilchrenan, FES, Vol.4, p.93; Ward and Prentis, Presbyterian Ministers, p.51. In the Free Church, he served in Kilchrennan, Argyll; and Kilbrandon and Kilchattan, Argyll.

Publications – by him
New Statistical Account, April, 1843, Kilchrenan and Dalavich, Vol.7, Argyll, p.372
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Against Maynooth endowment, 29th April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/187; Maynooth Grant, 7th May, 1845, NRS GD112/51/191

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: William Fraser, Victoria
Breadalbane Muniments: Ecclesiastical Documents: correspondence relative to provision of a manse, 1848, NRS GD112/51/233

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FRASER, WILLIAM, LL.D.

 
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Born at Cullen, 1817. Studied at Belfast College and Glasgow University. After being for a time headmaster of Glasgow Free Church Seminary, he took his theological course in the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained, 1848, at the Middle Church, Paisley. [Vol. 2 under Paisley – Middle says this was 1849.] Married, 1854, Isabella Harriet Pollock. Died, 1879.

Publications.—Blending Lights: The Relations of Science and History to the Bible. The Life and Educational Principles of David Stow.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born (or baptised) on 15th November, 1817, in Cullen, Banffshire, the son of Lachlan Fraser, forrester, and Jane or Jean Paterson.

Education
He attended the parish school, first of all, in Edinkillie, Moray, and then at Daviot, Inverness-shire. He then studied at Belfast College, Ireland, for a year; and then at the Normal Seminary of Glasgow (where he also taught); Glasgow University (where he matriculated in 1842) and the Free Church College, Glasgow. He was awarded the LL.D. degree by Glasgow University in 1872.

Marriage
He married Isabella Harriet Pollock. She was born about 1835, in Ireland, the daughter of Matthew Pollock, soft goods merchant, and Ann White.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1849 perhaps by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 22nd February. He was ordained in Middle, Paisley, Renfrewshire, in December, 1849. In 1863 he was elected to Kinning Park, Glasgow, but he remained in Paisley. His interests in Paisley included the Paisley Philosophical Society (he received a handsome microscope and a purse of sovereigns from the members), Paisley Industrial School, the Young Men’s Bible Institute and the Church Education Society. A presentation was made to him in 1879: “This presentation has been contributed to by all classes in Paisley and elsewhere, and amounts to the handsome sum of 2000 guineas”.

Death
He died of chronic dysentery on 21st September, 1879, at the Free Middle Manse, Underwood Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire (Registration: 1879 573/X 160 Paisley). His wife died of inflammation of the lung on 6th March, 1906, at 2 Grosvenor Crescent, Kelvinside (Registration: 1906 646/3 244 Partick).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Anna Jane Fraser born on 6th June, 1855, in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

(2) Lachlan Paterson Fraser born on 1st September, 1856, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He emigrated to New Zealand. He married Caroline Waymonth Clayton there in 1893. He died there in 1928.

(3) Sir Matthew Pollock Fraser born on 6th October, 1857, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He graduated from Glasgow University M.A. in 1878 and LL.B. in 1882. He became an Advocate in Edinburgh. He married Lizzie Wylde MacLennan in 1888 in Partick, Glasgow. He died in 1937 in St Andrew, Edinburgh.

(4) Isabella Harriet Fraser born on 2nd January, 1860, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She died in 1941 in Pollok, Glasgow.

(5) Jane Paterson Fraser born on 29th December, 1861, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She died in 1930 in Dunoon, Argyll.

(6) William Fraser born on 3rd October 1863, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He died there that same year.

(7) Alexander Charles Fraser born on 6th November, 1864, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He died there in 1865.

(8) Roderick William Fraser born on 19th October, 1865, in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

(9) Charles Frederick Pollock Fraser born on 5th May, 1868, in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He graduated from Glasgow University, M.A. in 1888; LLD in 1892. He was a writer in Glasgow. He played rugby for Scotland. He died on 19th December, 1916, in Cathcart, Glasgow.

(10) James Edward Fraser born on 19th January, 1874, in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

Publications
See separate document here.

Sources
The Glasgow Herald, 27th December, 1937; Espn; Glasgow Herald, 5th January, 1871; 18th October, 1871; 1st March, 1873; The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, 28th April, 1863

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FRASER, WILLIAM

 
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Born at Inverness, 1824. Studied at the Universities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Lochgilphead, 1861. Married, 1864, Violet Ferguson. Died, 1892.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born (or baptised) on 4th December, 1824, in Inverness, the son of William Fraser, weaver, and Mary Bizzett or Bisset.

Education
He was a painter. He studied in Edinburgh in 1851, while working with his hands to support himself. He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1852 and studied in the Free Church College there from 1856. During most of that time he was employed by Glasgow City Mission.

Marriage
He married Violet Ferguson on 11th October, 1864, at Ardrishaig, Argyll (Registration: 1864 526/ 14 Lochgilphead). She was born about 1835 in Greenock, Renfrewshire, the daughter of John Ferguson, merchant, and Violet Currie.

Ministry
He was licensed in 1860 and was appointed assistant to John McKenzie in Lochgilphead, Argyll, where he was ordained on 5th December, 1861, as colleague and successor to Mackenzie, who died in 1864. In church matters he was a constitutionalist; in politics a Liberal Unionist.

Death
He died suddenly on 17th June, 1892, in Lochgilphead, Argyll, of heart disease. He was “a devout minister, a warm-hearted friend to all in need, and a most genial man”. His wife died in Lochgilphead in 1888.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Rodger Fraser born on 19th August, 1865, in Lochgilphead, Argyll. He graduated from Glasgow University M.A. in 1885; M.B., C.M. in 1889. He was a ship surgeon and died in the Gulf of Suez, on S.S. Manora on 4th September, 1894. A memorial fountain was erected in Lochgilphead, with the inscription: “In memory of Alexander Rodger Fraser, M.A., M.B., C.M., born 1865, died 1895. Erected by a few friends belonging to the Bengal Collieries, India.” This memorial was designed by his brother William.

(2) William Fraser born on 24th October, 1867, in Lochgilphead, Argyll. He studied at Glasgow University and was articled to John McLeod in Glasgow from 1883 to 1888. In 1889, he moved to London as assistant to William Warlow Gwyther and attended the University of London. In 1891, he was elected Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects (ARIBA). He joined a firm of Glasgow architects but in 1896 commenced independent practice there. He won the competition for the National Burns Memorial at Mauchline. He married Maud Marion Timpson in 1898 in Dunoon, Argyll. In 1907, the family emigrated to Toronto, Canada. He died there on 14th June, 1922. He was survived by his wife who died aged 93 in 1965.

(3) John Ferguson Fraser born on 17th March, 1869, in Lochgilphead, Argyll. He died in 1919 in Gourock, Renfrewshire.

(4) Donald Fraser born on 1st June, 1870, in Lochgilphead, Argyll. He became a Free Church minister.

(5) Ewen McKenzie Fraser born 28th February, 1872, in Lochgilphead, Argyll.

(6) Violet Currie Ferguson Fraser born on 4th November, 1873, in Lochgilphead, Argyll. She married Alexander John Wilson, F.R.C.S. (Ed.), in 1900 in Partick, Glasgow. She died on 28th June, 1916, in a Glasgow Nursing Home.

(7) Mary Bisset Fraser born in 1875 in Lochgilphead, Argyll.

(8) Ebenezer Fraser born in 1877 in Lochgilphead, Argyll. He died in the 4th quarter of 1938 in Marylebone, London, England.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: W. Fraser
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 18/8/1892, F.C. Minister, Lochgilphead, d. 17/06/1892 at Lochgilphead, testate, Dunoon Sheriff Court, NRS SC51/32/42

Sources
Flickr; Scottisharchitects; Glasgow Herald, 20th June, 1892; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 3rd July 1916, p.10

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FRASER, WILLIAM, M.A.

 
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Born at Inverness, 1827. Brother of Dr. D. Fraser. Studied at the Universities and Free Church Colleges, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Ordained, 1850, at Gourock. Married, 1857, Margaret Playfair. Translated, 1863, to Edinburgh, St. Bernard’s; and to Brighton, 1880. Died, 1887.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 24th July and baptized on 11th August, 1827, in Inverness, the son of John Fraser and Lillias Fraser. His brother, Donald Fraser, was a Free Church minister. John Fraser was a merchant and ship-owner and at one time provost of Inverness. Lillias Fraser was the daughter of Donald Fraser, parish minister of Kirkhill. For family connections, see the McBean Fraser Tree.

Education
A William Fraser from Inverness entered King’s College, Aberdeen, in 1839 and graduated M.A. in March, 1844. (But the University record says that he became school-master at Auchterhouse.) He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1847-48.

Marriage
He married Margaret Cuningham Playfair, on 21 April, 1857, at 4 Queen’s Crescent, Glasgow. She was born on 11th August and baptized in September, 1833, in Barony, Glasgow, the daughter of James Playfair, merchant, and Jane Speirs. James Playfair was a son of Principal James Octavius Playfair (FES, Vol.7, p.415).

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Gourock, Renfrewshire. In 1857 he received a call from Knox’s Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, but remained in Gourock. He was translated to St. Bernard’s, Edinburgh on 19th November, 1863, the call to him having been signed by about 350 people. Thereafter he was translated to Brighton, Sussex, England.

Death
On 18th September, 1887, in Queen’s Road Presbyterian Church, Brighton, he was conducting a special service in which there was a large number of the Royal Scots Greys. While preaching he fell forward in the pulpit. Several doctors went to help him but he never recovered consciousness and died within two minutes – of heart disease. His wife was in the congregation.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Jane Speirs Playfair Fraser born on 11th June, 1858, in Inverkip, Renfrewshire. She married Dr Alexander Robert Coldstream, M.D., F.R.C.S.E., on 28th September, 1886, in Queen’s Road Presbyterian Church, Brighton, Sussex. He was of Florence, Italy. She died in the 1st quarter of 1942 in Cambridge, England.

(2) Lily Gordon Fraser born on 26th August, 1860, in Inverkip. Renfrewshire. She died on 2nd January, 1880.

(3) Margaret Evangeline Fraser born on 29th February, 1864, in Edinburgh. She married John Robert Roxburgh on 13th March, 1889, in Marylebone Presbyterian Church, London, England. She died in the 4th quarter of 1943 in Cambridge, England.

(4) Florence Grace Fraser born on 19th November, 1866, in Edinburgh.

(5) Selina Torrance Fraser born on 4th June, 1870, in Edinburgh. She died in the 1st quarter of 1941 in Cambridge, England.

Sources
Mocavo; Sewellgenealogy; The Morning Post, London, England, 19th September, 1887, p.5; Leicester Chronicle and the Leicestershire Mercury, Leicester, England, 24th September, 1887, p.4

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FRASER, WILLIAM, M.A.

 
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Born at Stratherrick, 1845. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Nigg, Easter Ross, 1874. Married, 1875, Jane Irvine Harley. Translated to Rothesay, Gaelic, 1884; and to Glasgow, Argyll Church, in October of the same year.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.256. In the Free Church, he served in Nigg, Ross and Cromarty; Gaelic, Chapelhall, Rothesay, Bute; and Tradeston, Glasgow.

Family
He had a son, Ewen Hugh Fraser, who was a United Free Church minister: FUFC, p.84.

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FRASER, WILLIAM

 
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Born, 1851. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Sleat, 1886. Married, 1881, Annie Finlayson M’Leay.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born about 1851 in Kilmorack, Inverness-shire, the son of William Fraser, mason journeyman, and Margaret Chisholm.

Education
He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1882-84.

Marriage
He married Annie Finlayson McLeay on 26th July, 1881 at Arnisdale, Island Bank, Inverness (Registration: 1881 098/ 101 Inverness). She was born on 13th February, 1855, in Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, the daughter of Donald McLeay, carpenter, and Christina McPhail. At the time of their marriage, his address was 7 Queen Street, Inverness; and hers was Hill Street, Dingwall.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Sleat, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. He remained in the Free Church at the union of 1900 and was thereafter inducted to Plockton, Ross and Cromarty, in 1905; and to Strathpeffer, Ross and Cromarty on 21st January, 1908.

Death
He died on 7th July, 1919, in Broadford, Strath, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, though his death was registered in Strathpeffer, Ross and Cromarty., where he was normally resident. An Annie Fraser or McLeay died in 1933 in Portree, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) William Fraser born about 1892 in Kilmorack, Inverness-shire.

(2) Christina Catherine Fraser born in 1890 in Sleat, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. She died in Portree in 1933.

(3) Donald Alexander Fraser born in 1891 in Sleat, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.

(4) James Fraser born in 1895 in Sleat, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 27/8/1919, Rev. afterwards Strathpeffer, d. 07/07/1919 at Broadford, Skye, testate, Dingwall Sheriff Court, NRS SC25/44/31

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FREELAND, JOHN, M.A.

 
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Born at Sligo, 1819. Studied at the Universities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The first to receive licence from the Free Church Presbytery of Glasgow, 1843. Ordained at Innerwick, 1845. Married, 1867, Mary Rickarby. Became senior minister, 1896.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Ireland about 1819, the son of William Freeland, who in 1832 was described as a merchant in the town of Montreal.

Education
He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1832 and graduated M.A. in 1838.

Marriage
He married Mary Rickarby in 1867 in Oldhamstocks, East Lothian. She was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, about 1820. Maryanne Christian Rickarby, the sister of his wife, married Andrew Wallace, a Free Church minister.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Innerwick, East Lothian.

Death
He latterly resided at 112 Thirlestane Road, Edinburgh, and died there on 19th December, 1902, aged 83. His wife died in 1917 in Morningside, Edinburgh, aged 87.

Family
They had issue:

(1) Mary Emily Rickarby born in Innerwick, East Lothian, in 1868. She married Roderick Morison Stephen in 1904 in Newington, Edinburgh. She died there in 1949.

Publications – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Sites, 18th May, 1846, NRS GD112/51/214
Clement of Rome and other tales of the early church, London, Burns & Oates, 1899

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 28/1/1903, Innerwick, afterwards 112 Thirlestane Road, Edinburgh, d. 19/12/1902 at Edinburgh, testate, non-Scottish Court, NRS SC70/7/14; Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/420; Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/344
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Freeland, Mary Rickarby, 4/8/1917, 112 Thirlestane Road, Edinburgh, widow of Rev. John Freeland, d. 28/06/1917 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/599; Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/499

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FREER, JAMES

 
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Born at Peebles, 1829. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Tulliallan, 1859. Translated to St. George’s, Glasgow, 1862. Resigned, 1873, on account of ill-health. Married, the same year, Annie Eliza Harper. In 1875 he was inducted to the charge of George Street, Dumfries. Resigned, 1881. Died, 1887.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 25th December, 1829, and baptized on 24th January, 1830, in Peebles, the son of William Freer and Janet Geddes.

Education
He attended the local school; and taught a school in Megget, Peebles-shire, before entering Edinburgh University. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1853-57.

Marriage
He married Annie Eliza Harper in the 2nd quarter of 1873 in Kensington, London, England. She was born about 1840 in Peebles, the daughter of George Harper and Margaret Howey.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh on 10th December, 1857. He was called to Tulliallan, Fife, on 2nd December, 1858, and was duly ordained there. He was translated to St. George’s, Glasgow, on 9th January, 1862. He resigned his charge in 1873 and resided for a time in London. On 18th March, 1875, a call was signed to him from Dumfries. There was some division in the congregation, but the matter went on and later that year he was inducted to St. George’s, Dumfries, as colleague and successor to James Julius Wood, who died in 1877. In July 1881 he was given two months – or three, if necessary – leave of absence on health grounds, but he resigned his charge on 6th December, 1881, because of his “continued indisposition”. He retired to Joppa, Edinburgh.

Death
He resided at 10 Brunstane Road, Portobello, Edinburgh, then at 7 Lauder Road, Edinburgh where he died on 13th February, 1887. His wife died of chronic catarrh on 10th January, 1907, at 39 Melville Street, Portobello, Edinburgh (Registration: 1907 685/7 5 Portobello). Her usual residence was at 17 Marchmont Road, Edinburgh.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Publications – by him
Case of the Rev. Walter C. Smith, an unspoken speech, Glasgow, William Collins, 1867
Christian Responsibility, its nature and measure, Robert Cowe, with a memoir of the author,by James Freer, Glasgow, 1868
The grace of charity and other sermons, edited by Rev. Dr. Kennedy Moore, London with biographical sketch by Rev. William Ross, LL.D., Edinburgh, Andrew Elliot, 1888

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 27/6/1887, sometime residing at 10 Brunstane Road, Portobello, afterwards at 7 Lauder Road, Edinburgh, d. 13/02/1887 at Edinburgh, testate, Inventory, Edinburgh Sheriff Cour, Inventories, NRS SC70/1/258; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/225
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Freer or Harper, Ann Eliza, 8/4/1907, 17 Marchmont Road, Edinburgh, widow, d. 10/01/1907 at Portobello, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/467

Sources
The Free Church Monthly, May 2, 1887, Biographical Notice; Glasgow Herald, 19th March, 1875; 6th July, 1881; 15th February, 1887

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FULLARTON, ALEXANDER COOK

 
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Born at Brodick, Arran, 1820. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Strathdon, 1866. Translated to Grantown, 1870; and to Buchanan Memorial, Glasgow, 1875. Became senior minister, 1898. Married, 1871, Anna Douglas; and, 1898, Catherine Mackay.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.212. In the Free Church, he served in Strathdon and Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire; Grantown, Moray; and Buchanan Memorial, Glasgow.

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FULLARTON, WILLIAM H., M.A.

 
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Born at Brodick, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Dalton, Dumfries-shire, 1877.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.97. In the Free Church, he served in Dalton, Dumfries-shire.

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FULTON, JAMES MITCHELL

 
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Born, 1850. Studied at the Divinity Hall, Reformed Presbyterian Church, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Lochgilphead, 1876. Married, the same year, Elizabeth Innes. After the Union of 1876 Mr. Fulton became minister of the Free Church congregation of Lochgilphead. Died, 1877.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FRPCS, p.10; Couper, The R.P. Church, p.157. In the Free Church, he served in Martyrs’, Lochgilphead, Argyll.

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FULTON, JOHN, M.A.

 
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Born, 1821. Studied at the University, Glasgow, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Garvald, in the parish of Eskdalemuir, 1846. Married, 1847, Margaret Kerr. Resigned, 1860. Died, 1865.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born (or baptised) on 6th January, 1821, in Paisley (Abbey), Renfrewshire. He was the son of David Fulton, surgeon, and Agnes Morris.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1836 and graduated B.A. in 1840 and M.A. in 1841. He was admitted to the Edinburgh Dialectic Society, 8th January, 1842 (see History of the Dialectic Society, p.191). He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1843-44.

Marriage
He married Margaret Kerr on 16th March, 1847, in Garvald, East Lothian. She was born about 1823 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the daughter of Hugh Kerr, thread manufacturer, and Margaret Kerr.

Ministry
He was ordained in Garvald, East Lothian, in November, 1846.

Death
He died of consumption on 9th August, 1865, at 1 Ardbeg Road, Rothesay, Bute (Registration: 1865 558/ 110 Rothesay). His usual residence was in Shawlands, Glasgow. His wife died of apoplexia on 13th March, 1892, at 99 Hill Street, Glasgow (Registration: 1892 644/9 294 Kelvin).

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Margaret Fulton baptized on 27th January, 1848, in Garvald, East Lothian. She died in 1871 in Eastwood, Lanarkshire, aged 22.

(2) Agnes Fulton baptized on 22nd April, 1849, in Garvald, East Lothian.

(3) David Fulton born on 12th December, 1850, in Garvald, East Lothian. He died aged 63.

(4) John Fulton born on 22nd July, 1852, in Garvald, East Lothian. He died aged 73.

(5) Hugh Kerr Fulton born on 18th October, 1854, in Garvald, East Lothian. He died in 1881 in Kelvin, Glasgow, aged 26.

(6) Robert Fulton born on 2nd May, 1857, in Garvald, East Lothian. He died aged 44.

(7) Patricia Mary Fulton born on 16th December, 1859, in Garvald, East Lothian. She died in 1861 in Govan, Glasgow, aged 14 months.

(8) Ann Fulton born on 6th December, 1861, in Govan, Glasgow. She died aged 18.

(9) Peter Kerr Fulton born on 9th March, 1864, in Anderston, Glasgow. He died in 1866 in Eastwood, Lanarkshire, aged 2 years and 6 months.

Publications – by him
Unto the Venerable the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland, the petition of John Fulton, Antigua Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, John Greig, 1845?
Biblical commentary on St. Paul’s Epistles to the Philippians, to Titus, and the First to Timothy, in continuation of the work of Olshausen, translated by John Fulton, Edinburgh, T. & T. Clark, 1851
The words of the Lord Jesus, Ewald Rudolf Stier, 8 volumes, translated by the Rev. William B. Pope and the Rev. John Fulton, Edinburgh, 1855-1858
Biblical commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews, in continuation of the work of Olshausen, John H. A. Ebrard, translated from the German by John Fulton, Edinburgh, T.&T. Clark, 1862

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Fulton John 29/3/1866, sometime minister of the Free Church at Garvel, thereafter residing at Alma Place, Shawlands, d. at Rothesay, spouse of Margaret Kerr, Paisley Sheriff Court, NRS SC58/42/33
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Fulton or Kerr, Margaret, 30/5/1892, 99 Hill Street, Garnethill, Glasgow, widow of Rev. John Fulton, F.C. Minister, Garvald, County of Haddington, d. 13/03/1892 at Glasgow, intestate, Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC36/48/137

Source
Freepages

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FULTON, JOHN, B.D.

 
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Born in Lanarkshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Loudoun, 1900.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.277. In the Free Church, he served in Loudoun, Ayrshire.

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FULTON, WILLIAM, M.A.

 
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Born at Glasgow, 1852. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Whifflet, Coatbridge, 1882.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FUFC, p.185. He served in Whifflet, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.

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FÜRST, ALEXANDER, D.D.

 
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Born, 1831. Ordained Jewish missionary at Prague, 1872. Dr. Fürst subsequently laboured at Strassburg and at Amsterdam. Died, 1894.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 10th October, 1831, in Zempelburg, Prussia, the son of Herz Fürst.

Education
He trained as a teacher and received an appointment in the Jewish school at Schneidenmühl. But he raised questions about his religious beliefs and he was suspected of favouring Christianity. He fled to London, where he came to faith. In 1872 he received the degree of Doctor in Divinity from the Theological Faculty of Giessen, Germany.

Marriage
He married Maria Vice in the 1st quarter of 1858 in Clerkenwell, London, England. She was born about 1832 in Islington, London, England.

Ministry
He worked for nine years amongst the Jews in London and was ordained on 25th September, 1867, as a missionary to the Jews in Stettin, Prussia. This was done at Coverdale Chapel, Limehouse, London, England, by Rev. E Price. In 1872 he transferred to the Jewish Committee of the Free Church and was appointed to Prague and then in the following year to Strasburg; and in 1884 to Amsterdam. On ceasing to be connected with the Free Church, he lived at Stuttgart.

Death
He died at Stuttgart on 4th May, 1899. His wife died in 1883.

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

Source
The Jewish Herald, Vol. 13, p.155

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FYFE, WILLIAM CRICHTON

 
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Born at Alyth, 1818. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. Appointed missionary teacher in Bengal, 1841. Transferred to Calcutta, 1860. Licensed at Calcutta, 1856, and ordained there, 1860. Resigned, 1881. Married, 1842, Annabella Wright; and, 1875, Eliza Rhind Gordon. Died, 1884.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1841, Missionary, FES, Vol.7, p.694

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: William Crichton Fyfe
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 0/8/1884, sometime Missionary of the Free Church, Calcutta, afterwards residing at 3 Windsor Terrace, Dundee, d. 09/05/1884 at Dundee, testate, Dundee Sheriff Court, NRS SC45/31/34
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Fyfe or Gordon, Elizabeth or Eliza, Rhind, 27/11/1907, 3 Windsor Terrace, Dundee, widow of Revd., William Crichton Fyfe, d. 16/02/1907 at Dundee, testate, Dundee Sheriff Cour, NRS SC45/31/61; Dundee Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC45/34/14
In memoriam, the late Rev. William Crichton Fyfe, missionary of the Free Church of Scotland, Calcutta, Calcutta, 1884

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FYFFE, DAVID, M.A.

 
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Born at Galashiels, 1866. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Glencairn, 1891. Translated, 1896, to Fairfield, Liverpool. Married, the following year, Robina Mary MacLean.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 2nd March, 1866, in Galashiels, Selkirkshire, the son of James Fyffe, plumber, businessman and eventually councillor in Dundee, and Mary Ann Lillie.

Education
He received his education at the West End Academy, Dundee. He graduated M.A. from Edinburgh University in 1887. He enrolled in New College, Edinburgh, 1887-1891.

Marriage
He married Robina Mary MacMillan in 1897 in Glencairn, Dumfries-shire. She was born on 15th December, 1858, in Glencairn, Dumfries-shire, the daughter of Thomas MacMillan and Jane Fergusson.

Ministry
He was ordained in Glencairn, Dumfries-shire, on 9th July, 1891, as colleague and successor to Patrick Borrowman. In 1896 he accepted a call to Fairfield Presbyterian Church, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. This had been sustained by the Presbytery on 9th March, 1896, and had been signed by 245 members and 95 adherents. On 16th March, 1900, he was translated to Willesden, London, England – a congregation with a roll of 500, exclusive of 102 members on the mission roll. By 1911 he was minister of Jesmond Presbyterian Church, Newcastle, England. In 1927 he was Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of England.

Death
He died on 30th January, 1929, in St Mary, Dundee. His wife died in 1935 in Glencairn, Dumfries-shire.

Family
There is no evidence that they had issue.

Publications – by him
The Essentials of Christian Belief, London and New York, 1912
Records of Glencairn Free Church: printed, The History of Glencairn Free Church, by Rev David Fyffe, NRS CH3/538/12

Sources
Authorandbookinfo; Liverpool Mercury etc, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, 10th March, 1896; The Dundee Courier & Argus, 21st April, 1899, p.6; 22nd February, 1900; p.7; The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 3rd May, 1927, p.8

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