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

Ewing – List of Ministers: O

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

 

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OATTS, THOMAS MURRAY

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.285
Born at Glasgow, 1845. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Salton, 1874. Died, 1875.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 17th December, 1846, in Glasgow, the son of John Oatts and Margaret Murray.

Ministry
Prior to his ordination to Salton and Bolton, East Lothian, in 1874, he worked in Glasgow and in Sanday, Orkney.

Death
He died on 5th August, 1875, in Bolton, East Lothian.

Family
There is no evidence that he ever married.

Publications – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: Thomas M. Oatts
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 1/10/1875, Rev. of the Free church at Manse Salton, Haddingtonshire d. on or about 05/08/1875 at Pilmuir Manse, Salton, intestate, Haddington Sheriff Court, NRS SC40/40/20

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OGG, WILLIAM, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.285
Born at Ardersier, Inverness-shire, 1860. Studied at the University, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Cockenzie, 1888.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Cockenzie, East Lothian. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.61). Thereafter he served in Mount Florida, Glasgow, from 1907 (FUFC, p.233, where a short biography is given).

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OGILVIE, GEORGE, B.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.285
Born, 1817. He signed the Probationers’ Resolutions in 1843. Ordained, 1844, at Maryculter. Died, 1850.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 12th July and baptized on 6th August, 1818, in Dundee, the son of James Ogilvie, writer, and Rachael Jamieson.

Education
He matriculated in Glasgow University in 1833. He studied at St Andrews, Fife: at United College 1832-33; 1834-36, and graduated M.A. on 1st November, 1836; and St Mary’s College 1836-1839. He was the Exchequer Bursar in 1837. He studied divinity at Edinburgh University 1839-40 and graduated B.D. in 1841.

Ministry
“George Ogilvie, Dundee” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He was called to Maryculter, Kincardineshire, on 21st March, 1844, and was ordained there shortly thereafter.

Death
He died on 6th July, 1850, at his father’s home, Park Place, Dundee.

Publication – by him
A review of Dr. Robt. Buchanan’s proposed alteration on the distribution of the Central Sustentation Fund, being the substance of considerations adverse to that proposal, submitted to a private conference of the Free Synod of Aberdeen, held on April 10, 1850 and printed, at the Synod’s request, for private circulation amongst office-bearers, Aberdeen, Banner Office, 1850

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 16/9/1850, Revd, BD, minister at Maryculter, Stonehaven Sheriff Court, NRS SC5/41/12

Source
The Aberdeen Journal, 27th March, 1844

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OGILVY, ALEXANDER, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.285
Born in the parish of Clova, 1834. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Aberdeen. Ordained at Eyemouth, 1868. Married, 1869, Mary Ann Urquhart; and, 1883, Wilhelmina Whyte Morton. Translated, 1877, to Coatbridge, Middle.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Clova, Angus, on 15th December and baptized on 20th December, 1834, the son of John Ogilvy and Ann Robbie. He studied at Aberdeen University and graduated M.A. in 1862.

Marriage
He married, firstly, Mary Ann Urquhart in Old Machar, Aberdeen, on 3rd June, 1869. She was born in Aberdeen about 1836, the daughter of John Urquhart, druggist, and Janet (Jessie) Hall.

He married, secondly, Wilhelmina Agnes Whyte Morton in Gorbals, Glasgow, in 1883. She was born in Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire, about 1852, the daughter of William Clark Morton, grain merchant and grocer, and Eleanor Grierson.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Eyemouth, St. John’s, Berwickshire; and Middle, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.184). He retired in 1906.

Death
He died at Hamilton, Lanarkshire, on 20th August, 1917. His first wife died in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, in 1880. His second wife died in Hillhead, Glasgow, in 1932.

Family
He had issue in Eyemouth by his first wife, including:
(1) Jessie Ann Ogilvy born in 1870. She died in Coatbridge in 1888.

(2) Mary Harvey Ogilvy born in 1873. She died in Logie, Stirlingshire, in 1906.

(3) John Urquhart Ogilvy, born in 1875. He married Mary Sinclair in Hillhead, Glasgow, in 1919. He died in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, in 1961.

And in Coatbridge by his second wife, including:
(4) William Morton Ogilvy born in 1885. He died in Cambuslang in 1911.

(5) Alexander Lindsay Ogilvy born in 1886. He died in Bothwell, Lanarkshire, in 1907.

(6) David Grierson Ogilvy born in 1891. He married Jean Gillies Welsh in Eastwood, Renfrewshire in 1931. He died in Eastwood and Mearns in 1988.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Ogilvy Alexander 4 / 1 / 1918 Rev, M.A., U.F. 9 Mitchell Drive, Rutherglen, d. 20/08/1917 at Hamilton, Testate. Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories NRS SC36/48/282; Glasgow Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC36/51/178

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OGILVY, DAVID, D.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.285
Born at Kirriemuir, 1822. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Dalziel, Motherwell, 1854. Married, 1859, Jane E. Bridges. Became senior minister, 1895.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born on 4th November, 1822, in Kirriemuir, Angus, the son of Alexander Ogilvy, mason, and Mary Edward. He was an uncle of J. M. Barrie, the writer.

Education
He studied at King’s College, Aberdeen, 1841-45, and graduated M.A. in March, 1845. He won the Simpson Greek Prize. He was awarded the D.D. degree by Aberdeen University in 1897.

Marriage
He married Jane Euphemia Bridges on 21st June, 1859, at Felfield House, Musselburgh, Midlothian. She was born on 16th June, 1823, in Edinburgh, the daughter of James Bridges, W.S., and Jane MacDonald.

Ministry
He was licensed by the Free Presbytery of Haddington and Dunbar on 4th September, 1849. He was ordained in Dalziel, Motherwell, Lanarkshire. On 19th March, 1896, Thomas Marshall, Loudon, Ayrshire, was inducted there as his colleague and successor.

Death
He died on 20h August, 1904, in Kirriemuir, Angus. His wife died on 6th March, 1887, in Partick, Glasgow.

Family
They had issue including:

(1) Alexander Ogilvy born on 24th July, 1860, in Dalziel, Lanarkshire. He died there that same year.

Publications – by him
The present importance of Free Church principles, or, Disestablishment the necessary sequel of the Disruption, Edinburgh, Maclaren & Macniven, 1875
Historical sketch of the Free Church of Scotland in the parish of Dalziel: from the Disruption in 1843 to the Union in 1900, Glasgow, privately printed, 1901

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 22/11/1904, D.D., Dalziel U.F. Church, Motherwell, Strathview, Kirriemuir, d. 20/08/1904 at Kirriemuir, intestate, Forfar Sheriff Court, NRS SC47/40/72
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Ogilvy or Bridges, Jane Euphemia, 19/8/1887, wife of Rev. David Ogilvy, Parish Minister of Dalziel, residing at Motherwell, d. 06/03/1887 at Hillhead, Glasgow, testate, Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC36/48/119; Will, Glasgow Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC36/51/95

Sources
The Morning Chronicle, London, England, 25th June, 1859; Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 3rd March, 1897

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OLIVER, ALEXANDER GIBSON, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.285
Born in Lanarkshire. Studied at the University and New College, Edinburgh. Ordained at Glasgow, Martyrs’, 1896.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Martyrs’, Glasgow. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.232). Thereafter he served in Bristo, Edinburgh, from 1902 (FUFC, p.4, where a short biography is given). He died in 1910.

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OMAND, DONALD ELDER

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.285
Son of following. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at St. Paul’s, Perth, 1896. Married, 1897, Margaret R. Dunlop.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born in Edinburgh on 5th April, 1868, the son of William Omand, Free Church minister, and Maria Jones Oughton.

Marriage
He married Margaret Robertson Dunlop in Newington, Edinburgh, in 1897. She was born at Bowling, Dunbartonshire, on 8th April, 1863, the daughter of William Dunlop, gardener, and Ann Gray.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in St. Paul’s, Perth. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.335, where a short biography is given). Thereafter he served in Darlington from 1909. He resigned in 1924.

Death
He died in Teesdale, Yorkshire, England, on 13th August, 1926, and was buried in West Darlington Cemetery (Findagrave). His wife died there on 26th September, 1927.

Family
They had issue, born in Perth, including:
(1) Anna Dunlop Omand born on 6th April, 1898. She married Arnold Mudie in Madras Presidency, India, on 14th January, 1930. She died in Northumberland, England, in 1994 and was buried in Beltingham Cemetery there (Findagrave).

(2) Margaret Constance Omand born on 29th September, 1899. She married William Dunlop in Darlington, England, in 1920. She died in Northumberland West, England, in 1989.

(3) John Campbell Omand born on 2nd February, 1902. He died in Darlington, England, on 29th June, 1921 (Findagrave).

(4) William Donald Omand born on 1st May, 1903. He married Dorothy Elizabeth Boncey Evans in Croydon, London, England, in 1932. He died in Mid-Devon, England, in 1983.

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OMAND, WILLIAM

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.285
Born at Thurso, 1844. Studied at the New College, Edinburgh. Before receiving licence Mr. Omand was teacher of the Borough School, Musselburgh. Married, 1865, Maria Jones Oughton. Ordained at Orphir, Orkney, 1872. Translated, 1880, to Nitshill, Renfrewshire.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born at Thurso, Caithness, on 8th July, 1844, the son of John Omand,post runner, and Benjamina Gear. He studied at New College, Edinburgh, 1868-1872.

Marriage
He married Maria Jones Oughton in Newington, Edinburgh, in 1865. She was born in Edinburgh in 1845, the daughter of James Oughton, book-binder, and Catherine Wood.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Orphir, Orkney; and Nitshill, Renfrewshire. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.168).

Death
He died in Cove, Argyllshire, on 21st December, 1925 and was buried in Craigton Cemetery, Glasgow (Findagrave). His wife died in Milton, Glasgow, on 8th October, 1916.

Family
They had issue, including:
(1) Andrew Snoddy Omand born in Newington, Edinburgh, in 1866. He married in Auckland, County Durham, England. He emigrated to the United States and died on 19th October, 1929, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA.

(2) Donald Elder Omand born in St Giles, Edinburgh, 1868. He was a Free Church minister.

(3) Annie Katie Omand born in Torphicen, West Lothian, in 1870. She died on 19th April, 1955 (Findagrave).

(4) John James Omand born in Torphicen, West Lothian, in 1872. He married Kate Estelle Shearing in Portsea, Hampshire, England, in 1898. He is said to have died in 1916 – in which case this may be relevant: Findagrave .

(5) William Candlish Omand born in Orphir, Orkney, about 1874. He married Jane Love Niven in Eastwood in 1907. He died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 1st February, 1923.

(6) Peter Manson Omand born in Orphir, Orkney, in 1875. He married Jeanie McDonald in Tradeston, Glasgow, in 1899. He died in Paisley, Renfrewshire, in 1955.

(7) Mina Maria Omand born in Orphir, Orkney, in 1877. She married Alexander James Norval in Eastwood in 1907. She died in Barrhead, Renfrewshire, on 29th October, 1944, and was buried in Neilston Cemetery, Renfrewshire (Findagrave).

(8) George Gair Omand born in Newington, Edinburgh, in 1878. He married Louisa Minnie McCubbin, in Eastwood, in 1911. He died in Rutherglen, Glasgow, in 1970.

(9) Maria Maggie Omand born in Levern, Renfrewshire, in 1880, She died in Pollok, Glasgow, in 1975.

(10) Robert Stewart Omand born in Eastwood, Renfrewshire, in 1883. He died in infancy (Findagrave).

(11) Alexander Andrew Omand born in Eastwood, Renfrewshire in 1884. He died in infancy (Findagrave).

(12) Oswaldina Murray Omand born in Eastwood, Renfrewshire, in 1886. She died there on 28th December, 1905 (Findagrave).

(13) Mary Edmonstone Omand born in Eastwood, Renfrewshire, in 1889. she died there on 7th December, 1893 (Findagrave).

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OMOND, JOHN REID, D.D.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.286
Born at Kirkwall, 1804. Studied at the University, Edinburgh. While serving his apprenticeship as a Writer to the Signet he entered the Divinity Hall, Edinburgh. After officiating as probationer at Logiealmond he was ordained at Monzie, Perthshire, 1836. Married, 1837, Margaret Thomson. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Became senior minister, 1880. Died, 1892.

Publications.—While a student Dr. Omond edited the Presbyterian Review from 1831-34. He also edited Crookshank’s History of the Church of Scotland and contributed several articles to the Seventh Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1836, Monzie, FES, Vol.4, p.280. In the Free Church, he served in Monzie, Perthshire.

Family
Thomson; Bayne; Cumming Turing Trees.

Publications – by him
Notes of the proceedings in the First General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland held in Tanfield Hall, Edinburgh, May 1843, Edinburgh, Macniven & Wallace, 1893
Breadalbane Muniments: Additional Papers from the Taymouth Estate Office, Letters Accompanying Petitions to Parliament etc., 24 April, 1844, Against bill on subject of trust property held by parties dissenting from the Church of England, NRS GD112/74/825; 12th March, 1850, Against Post Office business on the Lord’s day, NRS GD112/74/833
Free Church Pulpit, Vol.1, p.447, Christ’s joy in his people, Zephaniah 3:17; Vol.3, p.109, Lecture 9
He contributed to the Disruption Manuscripts. His work is used in Thomas Brown’s, Annals of the Disruption – see footnotes 382. (Note these links take you to the end of the quote.)

Publications – about him
New Statistical Account, May, 1837, Monzie, Vol.10, p.262
Obituary notice on this web-site: John Reid Omond
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 27/2/1893, D.D., Minister, Church of Scotland, Monzie, d. 04/07/1892 at Craigentor, Monzie near Crieff, testate, Perth Sheriff Court, NRS SC49/31/151
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Omond or Thomson, Margaret Jane, 21/2/1887, wife of Rev. John Reid Omond, F.C. Minister, Monzie, Crieff, d. 16/12/1886 at Craigentor, Monzie aforesaid, testate, Perth Sheriff Court, NRS SC49/31/128
Kirkwall Sheriff Court: Processes: John Reid OMOND, Minister, Monzie, Perthshire Nature of Action: Summons – Removal Defender Details: John FLETT, Farmer, Carness, St Ola, 1858, NRS SC11/5/1858/42
John Laurie, schoolmaster, Answers made by Schoolmasters in Scotland, p.257 [See here Parochial Schools – Queries to which these Answers are a response]
Third Report of the Commissioners of Religious Instruction: Teinds, Appendix 1, Table 1, p.14; Appendix 1, Table 1, p.34; Appendix 1, Table 3, p.12; Appendix 2, p.15 and Appendix 2, p.16

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ORMOND, DAVID DUNCAN

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.286
Born at Arbroath, 1847. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Stirling, Craigs, in connection with the Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1876. The same year, at the union, he joined the Free Church. Was clerk of the Free Church Presbytery of Stirling for many years.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
FRPCS, p.25; Couper, The R.P. Church, p.156 – where biographical details are provided. In the Free Church, he served in Craigs, Stirling. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.312). He retired in 1909 and died in 1920.

Publication – by him
A kirk and a college in the Craigs of Stirling, Stirling, The Journal and Advertiser Office, 1897

Publications – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 21/8/1920, Rev. the Craig U.F. Church, Stirling, 7 Dean Crescent Stirling, d. 17/05/1920 at Stirling, testate, Stirling Sheriff Court, NRS SC67/36/16 and NRS SC67/40/38
Court of Session: Warrants of the Register of Acts and Decreets: Act and decree appointing Alexander Colville, the Rev David Duncan Ormond, David Ferguson and John Ross, to be trustees under the ante nuptial contract of marriage entered into between the said Alexander Colville and Miss Elizabeth Horn afterwards Colville; and authorising and empowering the said trustees to complete a title, April 1886, NRS CS46/1886/4/58

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ORR, GEORGE

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.286
Born in the parish of Dundonald, 1813. Studied at the University, Glasgow. Ordained, 1840, at Symington, Ayrshire. Signed the Act of Separation and Deed of Demission. Married, 1850, Jessie Hamilton Howe. The exertions of the Disruption years were followed in Mr. Orr’s case by a severe illness which permanently enfeebled his constitution. Became senior minister, 1855. Died, 1882.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
1840, Symington, FES, Vol.3, p.74. In the Free Church, he served in Symington, Ayrshire.

Family
His daughter Anna Orr married Thomas Buchanan Kilpatrick, a Free Church minister. For some family connections, see the Kilpatrick Tree.

Publications – by him
Breadalbane Muniments, Ecclesiastical Documents, Letters with Petitions to Ormelie [that is, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane] and Others, Against Maynooth grant, 28th April, 1845, NRS GD112/51/186
He contributed to the Disruption Manuscripts. His work is used in Thomas Brown’s, Annals of the Disruption – see footnotes 79; 285. (Note these links take you to the end of the quote.)

Publication – about him
Obituary notice on this web-site: George Orr
Inventories, Wills, etc.: 1/2/1883, Minister, Free Church, residing sometime in Ayr, afterwards at 3 Hartington Place, Edinburgh, d. 15/07/1882 at Edinburgh, testate, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, NRS SC70/1/220; Will, Edinburgh Sheriff Court Wills, NRS SC70/4/198
Application by Free Presbytery of Ayr, for colleague and successor to the Rev. George Orr, Minister at Symington, Edinburgh, John Greig and Son, 1855

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ORR, THOMAS

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.286
Born in Lanarkshire. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Ordained at Thornton, 1900. Married, the same year, Jessie S. Chapman.

Supplementary Information
Life and Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Thornton, Fife. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.366, where a short biography is given). He resigned in 1913 and became a Hospital Chaplain.

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OSBORNE, ALEXANDER, M.A.

 
Text of Ewing’s Annals, Vol.1, p.286
Born at Glasgow, 1856. Studied at the University and Free Church College, Glasgow. Appointed by the Colonial Committee to New South Wales. Ordained at Burwood, Sydney, 1883. Married, 1889, Elizabeth Inglis. Returned to this country, 1892. Settled at Martyrs’ Church, Dundee, 1894.

Supplementary Information
Background
He was born at Glasgow on 17th August, 1856, the son of Alexander Osborne, provision merchant, and Margaret Fulton. He studied at Glasgow University and graduated M.A. in 1880.

Marriage
His married Elizabeth Inglis in Kelvin, Glasgow, in 1889. She was born in Glasgow about 1861.

Ministry
In the Free Church, he served in Martyrs’, Dundee. This ministry was continued in the United Free Church (Fasti of the United Free Church (FUFC), p.386).

Death
He died at Blairgowrie, Perthshire, on 26th December, 1906.

Family
They had issue, including:
(1) Marjorie M. Osborne born in Burwood, New South Wales, in 1891. She died in St Marylebone, London, England, in 1967.

(2) John Sydney Osborne born in Partick, Glasgow, in 1893. He died on 3rd September, 1916, in Egypt, while serving as a Lieutenant in the Highland Light Infantry, and was buried in the Kantara War Memorial Cemetery there.

(3) Dorothy Jenny Osborne born in Lochee, Dundee, on 20th February, 1895. She died in Chelsea, London, England, in 1981.

Publication – about him
Inventories, Wills, etc.: Osborne Alexander 21 / 3 / 1907 Revd., U.F. Church Minister, 20 Windsor Street, Dundee, d. 26/12/1906 at Rosemount near Blairgowrie, Testate. Dundee Sheriff Court NRS SC45/31/60; Dundee Sheriff Court Wills NRS SC45/34/13

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