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FASTI ECCLESI^E SCOTICANiE 



SYNODS OF ABERDEEN AND OF 
MORAY 



a 2 



EDITORIAL COMMITTEE 

The Kev. W. S. Crockett, Minister of Tweedsmuir, Convener and General Editor. 

Francis James Grant, W.S., Kothesay Herald and Lyon Clerk, Vice-Convener 

and Joint-Editor. 

W. Traquair Dickson, M.A., W.S. 

The Eev. Professor James Mackinnon, D.D., Ph.D. 

Sir James Balfour Paul, K.C.V.O., LL.D., Lord Lyon King-of-Arms. 

The Rev. Arthur Pollok Sym, D.D. 



GENERAL COMMITTEE 



The Very Eev. David Paul, D.D., LL.D., 
Edinburgh 

The Rev. Professor Baxter, B.D., St 
Andrews 

The Rev. Professor Mackinnon, D.D., 
Ph.D., Edinburgh 

The Rev. Thomas Burns, D.D., Edinburgh 

The Rev. W. W. Coats, D.D., Brechin 

The Rev. James Gillan, D.D., Edinburgh 

The Rev. J. King Hewison, D.D., Thornhill 

The Rev. A. M'Neill Houston, D.D., 
Auchterderran 

The Rev. Joseph Mitchell, D.D., Mauchline 

The Rev. Harry Smith, D.D., Old Kil- 
patrick 

The Rev. Arthur P. Sym, D.D., Lilliesleaf 

The Rev. J. R. Aitken, M.A., Edinburgh 

The Rev. James W. Blake, M.A., Temple 

The Rev. John Burleigh (Ednam) 

The Rev. Andrew Burns, Fenwick 

The Rev. J. A. Cameron, B.D., Legerwood 



The Rev. A. J. Campbell, B.A., Glasgow 

The Rev. J. T. Cox, B.D., Dyce 

The Rev. A. A. Duncan, B.D., Auchterless 

The Rev. Richard Henderson, B.D., 
Longside 

The Rev. James F. Leishman, M.A., 
Linton 

The Rev. Angus J. Macdonald, Killearnan 

The Rev. Alex. M. MacGregor, Lochryan 

The Rev. John Muirhead, B.D., Avendale 

The Rev. John W. Murray, B.A. (Oxon.), 
Manor 

The Rev. W. H. Porter, Cults, Pitlessie 

The Rev. William Stephen, B.D., Inver- 

keithing 

W. Teaquatr Dickson. W.S., Edinburgh 

C. E. W. Macpherson, C.A., Edinburgh 

Sir James Balfour Paul, K.C.V.O., LL.D., 
Edinburgh 

Thomas Reld, M.A., Lanark 

J. H. Stevenson, M.B.E., K.C., Edinburgh 



SEP ? 5 19 



FASTI EGGLESI^asLss^ 
SCOTICANiE 



THE SUCCESSION OF MINISTERS IN 

THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND FROM 

THE REFORMATION 



/ BY 

HEW v SCOTT, D.D. 



NEW EDITION 

Revised and continued to the Present Time under the Superintendence 
of a Committee appointed by the General Assembly 



VOLUME VI 

SYNODS OF ABERDEEN AND OF MORAY 



OLIVER AND BOYD 

EDINBURGH: TWEEDDALE COURT 

1926 



PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN BY 
OLIVER AND BOYD, EDINBURGH 



3n affectionate /IDemorp 

OF THEIR COLLEAGUE 

The Very Rev. JAMES COOPER 

D.D., Litt.D., D.C.L., LL.D. 

THIS VOLUME CONTAINING THE ECCLESIASTICAL 
ANNALS OF HIS NATIVE SYNOD OF MORAY IS 
DEDICATED BY THE EDITORIAL COMMITTEE 



PREFATORY NOTE 

The Editorial Committee have pleasure in issuing the Sixth Volume 
of the Fasti. This Volume they consider one of the most important 
of the Series, embodying, as it does, the record of a greater number of 
ministers appointed after 1839 than is contained in any of the previous 
Volumes. The lists before 1839 have been very carefully revised; 
many hitherto unrecorded names have been added, together with a 
large amount of freshly-acquired information. The lack of two 
Separate Registers — those of Abernethy and Forres — (apparently 
lost) has been a hampering element, but as far as possible, the 
necessary details have been supplied from other sources. The officials 
of H.M. General Register House have again afforded courteous access 
to various Records in their keeping. Information has come from 
numerous private individuals at home and abroad. Practically all 
forms of Local Literature have been consulted, Churchyard inscrip- 
tions gleaned, and newspaper notices examined. Great pains have 
been taken to secure accuracy, and where discrepancies have occurred 
— mostly with regard to proper names and dates — the official Registers 
have been accepted as authority. 

The Committee desire to express their thanks to the Clerks of 
the different Presbyteries; also to Mr John A. Henderson, Cults, 
Aberdeenshire; J. F. Kellas Johnstone, LL.D. ; the Rev. John Stirton, 
U.D., Crathie ; the Rev. Archibald Macdonald, D.D., Kiltarlity, and 
many others, for much assistance and information. 

The Volume has been brought down to the eve of publication. 

April 1926. 



CONTENTS 











PAGE 


Abbreviations ....... xii 


Synod of Aberdeen — 


I. Presbytery of Aberdeen ..... 1 


II. Presbytery of Kincardine O'Neil 








77 


III. Presbytery of Alford 








117 


IV. Presbytery of Garioch 








148 


V. Presbytery of Ellon 








186 


VI. Presbytery of Deer 








209 


VII. Presbytery of Turriff 








247 


VIII. Presbytery of Fordyce 








275 


Synod of Moray — 


I. Presbytery of Strathbogie .... 298 


II. Presbytery of Aberlour 








334 


III. Presbytery of Abernethy . 








351 


IV. Presbytery of Elgin 








374 


V. Presbytery of Forres 








413 


VI. Presbytery of Nairn 








430 


VII. Presbytery of Inverness . 








445 


Bibliography of Church and Parish Histories, etc. 




485 


Index of Parishes and Chapels . 




525 


Index of Ministers . 








529 



ABBREVIATIONS 



adm. 


. admitted 


marr. 


. married 


app. 


. appointed 


min. . 


. minister 


bapt. 


. baptized 


ord. . 


. ordained 


coll. 


. collated 


pres. . 


. presented 


cont. 


. contract 


presb. 


. presbytery 




(marriage) 


pro. . 


proclaimed 


dem. 


. demitted 


res. . 


. resigned 


dep. 


. deposed 


S.p. . 


. without issue 


ind. 


. inducted 


trans. 


. translated 


inst. 


. instituted 


univ. 


. university 


licen. 


. licensed 


unmarr. 


. unmarried 



SYNOD OF ABERDEEN 

The Kegister of the Synod of Aberdeen begins at 21st Oct. 1651. There are 
gaps in the Eecord from 20th April 1660 to 21st Oct. 1662, and from 
21st Feb. 1681 to 18th May 1697. 



PEESBYTERY OF ABERDEEN 

[The Presbytery Eegister of Aberdeen begins at 20th Oct. 1598. The earliest volume 
was formerly in Edinburgh, in the Library of the Faculty of Advocates, but has been 
recovered therefrom. It carries the Eecord down to 14th June 1610. From this last date 
to 29th July 1673 there is a gap in the narrative. Other gaps extend from 30th Oct. 
1688 to 11th July 1694, from 30th Oct. 1695 to 28th April 1697, from 10th June 1730 
to 5th March 1733, and from 27th Aug. 1746 to 30th March 1748. The lack of the two 
missing portions belonging to the eighteenth century is owing to the Manse of Durris, 
occupied by Eobert Melvill, having been broken into and plundered on 28th Feb. 1747.] 



EAST. 

[In 1577 a Second Charge was founded 
for the parish of St Nicholas in Aberdeen. 
After some time, owing to continued great 
growth of the population, separate religious 
services in connection with the Second 
Charge were held in the choir of St 
Nicholas Church. On 5th March 1828 
the Court of Teinds disjoined the East 
Parish from that of St Nicholas. At the 
same time the Court handed over to the 
new parish the revenues of the Second 
Charge and its duties. Thus that charge 
was merged in the East Parish. Then also 
the choir and the crypt of St Nicholas were 
assigned by the Court to serve as a church 
for the East Parish.] 



1577 



DAVID CUNNINGHAM, promoted 
■ from sub-deanery of Glasgow to the 
bishopric of Aberdeen in 1577 (q.v.), 
which he held in conjunction with this 
charge till his death, 3rd Aug. 1600. 

VOL. VI. 



1596 



PETEE BLACKBUEN, trans, from 
West or First Charge 14th Sept. 1596 ; 
elected Moderator of the General 
Assembly 7th March 1597 ; promoted to 
the bishopric of Aberdeen in 1601 (q.v.). 



1602 



JAMES EOSE, son of Henry E. of 
Larachmore and Beatrice Skene 
adm. to Strachan before 1585 
trans, to Third Charge 11th Sept. 1599 
trans, and adm. before 29th Jan. 1602 
preached at the opening of the General 
Assembly 2nd July 1605, and being 
summoned before the Privy Council 3rd 
Oct. thereafter, he declared that it was 
not a lawful meeting and was ordered to 
return to his parish ; dem. 9th Dec. 1629 ; 
died before 10th July 1635. He marr. 
Margaret, daugh. of John Irvine of Glassel, 
and had issue — John, min. of Birse ; 
Alexander, min. of Third Charge, Aber- 
deen ; Jean (marr. Alexander Scrogie, min. 
of St Machar). — {Aberdeen Sas., iv. 304, 
337, 390; v. 48, 325.] 



EAST 



[PRESB. OF 



1650 



WILLIAM GUILD, D.D. ; trans, from 
1631 Kinedward ; elected 12th Jan. 1631 ; 
promoted to Principalship of King's 
College in 1640 (q.v.). 

JOHN OSWALD, trans, from Pencait- 
1641 land, and adm. in 1641 ; trans, to the 
Tolbooth Parish, Edinburgh, 1643. 

JOHN MENZIES, Eegent in Marischal 
1649 College ; adm. in 1649 ; promoted to 
Professorship of Divinity in said 
college in that year (q.v.). 

ANDEEW CANT, probably a kinsman of 
Andrew C. the elder ; educated at 
Marischal College ; adm. before 4th 
Nov. 1650. 

GEOEGE MELDEUM, M.A. ; elected 
1659 ky the Town Council 1st Dec. 1658 ; 
ord. 2nd Feb. 1659 ; deprived by Act 
of Parliament 11th June, and Decreet of 
Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662 [afterwards 
min. of Kilwinning in 1688]. 

GEOEGE GARDEN, born 1649, son of 
16g3 Alexander G., min. of Forgue ; edu- 
cated at King's College; M.A. (1666); 
app. Eegent there in 1673; adm. to Forgue 
in 1677 ; trans, to St Machar 29th June 
1679 ; trans, and inst. 22nd Nov. 1683 ; 
D.D. ; deprived by Privy Council in 1692 
for not praying for William and Mary; 
dep. by General Assembly 5th March 1701 
for Bourignonism ; died 31st Jan. 1733. He 
is said to have been an ingenious naturalist. 
Publications — " Extract of a Letter from 
Aberdeen concerning a man of a strange 
imitating nature, etc." {Phil. Trans. No. 134, 
23rd April 1677) ; Queries and Protestations 
of the Scots Episcopal Clergy(London, 1694) ; 
Preface and Translation of Bourignon's 
Light of the World (London, 1696) ; An 
Apology for Madame Antonia Bourignon 
(London, 1699); Sermon at the Funeral of the 
Eev. Henry Scougal, M.A. (Scougal's Life of 
God in the Soul of Man) (Edinburgh, 1747); 
"On Generation" (Trans. Boy. Soc, London, 
xvi.) ; Life of the Bev. John Forbes of Corse 
("Opera Omnia Jo. Forbesii," Amsterdam, 
1702-3) ; The Case of the Episcopal Clergy 
truly represented (London, 1689 ; Edin- 
burgh, 1703, 1704, 1705).— {Aberdeen Tests. ; 
Tombst. ; Diet. Nat. Biog.] 



THOMAS EAMSAY, born 1661; edu- 
„„. cated at King's College ; ord. to 
Cadder 15th March 1688; elected 
7th April, trans, and adm. 9th May 1695 ; 
died 28th July 1698. He marr. 2nd June 
1689, Elizabeth Dunlop, and had issue 
— Matthew ; Bessy ; Mary. — [Tombst. ; 
Kennedy's Ann., ii. ; Scot. Notes and 
Queries, iii., 36.] 

THOMAS BLACKWELL, trans, from 
17 Paisley, and adm. 7th Nov. 1700; 
trans, to Chair of Divinity, King's 
College (q.v.) 4th May 1711. 

FEANCIS MELVILL, born Kin- 
1711 cardineshire, 1665 ; educated at King's 
College ; licen. by the United Presb. 
of St Andrews and Cupar ; ord. to Arbuth- 
nott 30th Oct. 1690 ; called 14th June, trans, 
and adm. 20th Dec. 1711 ; died Dec. 1723. 
He marr. (1) 2nd Dec. 1690, Katherine, 
daugh. of James Arbuthnot of Dalladies 
and Elizabeth Blair, and had issue — Eobert, 
min. of Durris, born 1691 ; Elizabeth, born 
1700 : (2) April 1704, Margaret Turnbull, 
Montrose, and had issue — Janet, born 1707. 
— [Aberdeen Tests. ; Kennedy's Ann.] 

JAMES CHALMERS, trans, from Dyke, 
1726 and pres. by the Town Council in 
1724 ; adm. (after considerable 
opposition) 21st April 1726 ; trans, to 
Greyfriars Parish and Chair of Divinity 
in Marischal College (q.v.) 31st July 1728. 

JOHN BISSET, born New Deer, 29th 
Aug. 1692, son of Patrick B., 
messenger-at-arms, Tyrie ; educated 
at Marischal College ; licen. by Presb. of 
Aberdeen 20th June 1716; ord. to New 
Machar 13th March 1717; pres. by the 
Town Council in Sept., trans, and adm. 
14th Nov. 1728 ; died 2nd Nov. 1756. He 
was of a choleric disposition. When 
George Whitefield visited Aberdeen in 
1741, B., whose turn it was to preach in the 
afternoon, attacked him in his sermon by 
name, for this the Magistrates apologised 
to W. next day. On one occasion B. 
was excluded from the pulpit by the 
Provost locking the church door against 
him. He was a zealous Presbyterian, a man 
of many controversies, and is generally 



1728 



ABERDEEN] 



EAST 



regarded as founder of the Secession in 
Aberdeen, the first congregation of that 
body having been formed chiefly from 
members of the East Church after B.'s 
death. He marr. 30th Oct. 1717, Agnes 
(died 21st Sept. 1773), daugh. of John 
Pirrie, shipmaster, Aberdeen, and had 
issue — Isabel ; Christian ; John, min. of 
Brechin; James, born 11th March 1732; 
William, min. of South Church, Dundee, 
born 11th Nov. 1735. Publications— The 
Eight of Patronages Considered (Aberdeen, 
1731) ; Modern Erastianism unvailed (Edin- 
burgh, 1732) ; A Sermon preached before the 
Presb. of Aberdeen \6th Feb. 1737 (Aberdeen, 
1737, also 1778) ; Apology for Mr John Bisset 
against a Scurrilous Letter ([Aberdeen], 
1739) ; Letter to a Gentleman in Edinburgh, 
containing Remarks upon a late Apology 
for the Presbyterians in Scotland who keep 
Communion in the Ordinances of the Gospel 
with Mr George Whitefield, a Priest of the 
Church of England ([Aberdeen], 1742 ; 3rd 
ed. Glasgow, 1743); Communion between 
Christ and the Believer (Aberdeen, 1742); 
Sermon preached upon 25th April 1749 
(Aberdeen, 1749); Standing Fast in the 
Lord (Aberdeen, 1749) ; Sermon designed 
to have been preached 1th Nov. 1756 (Aber- 
deen, 1756) ; Sermon preached on 6th Feb. 

1756 (Aberdeen, 1757) ; Discourses on 
several Important Subjects (Edinburgh, 
1763) ; The Profligacy of any Nation or 
People (Aberdeen, 1794) ; A View of the 
Judgments of God (Aberdeen, 1794); Ex- 
tracts from his Diary, 1745-1746 {Spalding 
Club Miscell., vol. i.] (Aberdeen, 1841).— 
[Tombst. ; Bruce's Eminent Men of Aber- 
deen, 324 ; Butler's Wesley and Whitefield 
in Scotland, 30 ; Bamsay's Scotland and 
Scotsmen of the Eighteenth Century.'] 

GEOBGE CAMPBELL, M.A., D.D.; 

1757 trans, from Banchory-Ternan ; pres. 
by the Town Council in Feb., and 

adm. 23rd June 1757 ; dem. on being app. 
to Chair of Divinity in Marischal College 
(q.v.) 26th June 1771. 

GEOBGE ABEBCBOMBIE, born 9th 

1772 Jan. 1713, seventh son of Bobert A., 

merchant and bailie of Aberdeen, 

and Agnes, daugh. of William Blair, D.D., 



min. in Aberdeen ; educated at Marischal 
College ; M.A. (1734) ; ord. to Footdee 12th 
June 1745 ; trans, to Forgue 15th Aug. 1759; 
pres. by the Town Council in Feb., trans, 
and adm. 25th June 1772 ; died 15th July 
1790. He is said to have baptised both 
his wives in infancy. He marr. (1) 3rd 
Nov. 1772, Jean (died 31st March 1775, 
aged 21), daugh. of James Leslie of Drum- 
dollo, and had issue — Bobert, born 17th 
Feb. 1774, died 15th April 1775 : (2) 9th 
Nov. 1778, Barbara (died at Edinburgh, 
28th May 1824), youngest daugh. of John 
Morrice, baker in Castlegate, Aberdeen, 
and had issue— John, M.D. (Oxon), dis- 
tinguished medical author, President of the 
Boyal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, 
Lord Rector of Marischal College (1835-6), 
born 11th Oct. 1780, died 14th Nov. 1844 ; 
George, born 11th Jan., died 13th Oct. 
1782; David, M.A. (Marischal College, 
1800), born 30th Oct. 1783, died young; 
Robert, born 28th March 1786.— {Diet. 
Nat. Biog. ; Bodger's Aberdeen Doctors, 109.] 

HUGH HAY, born 13th Sept. 1764, son 
17gl of James H., D.D. min. of Elgin; 
educated at King's College ; M.A. 
(1781) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 1st 
May 1788 ; pres. to Bathen 17th Aug. 1789, 
but res. owing to a charge of simoniacal 
practices ; pres. by the Town Council 24th 
Aug. 1790; ord. 25th Aug. 1791; died 
13th Jan. 1793. He marr. 14th Feb. 1792, 
Catherine (died s.p. 24th May 1817, aged 
56), second daugh. of Peter Reid, merchant, 
Aberdeen. — {Scot. Notes and Queries, is.., 
151.] 

GEORGE GORDON, born Strathbogie, 
lfjga 1753 ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1770) ; came there 
from Presb. of Caithness; ord. to Mort- 
lach 23rd Aug. 1781 ; pres. by the Town 
Council in March, trans, and adm. 4th 
Dec. 1793 ; D.D. (King's College, 23rd Oct. 
1795); app. one of H.M. Chaplains-in- 
Ordinary 26th Nov. 1802 ; died after a long 
illness 5th Dec. 1811. He marr. 12th Sept. 
1786, Margaret Copland, Aberdeen, who 
died 15th Aug. 1821, aged 59, and had issue 
— Alexander, M.D., surgeon, H.E.I.C.S., 
born 3rd July 1787, died of cholera at 



EAST 



[PEESB. OF 



Satara, 2nd May 1819; George, M.D., 
superintending surgeon, Bombay, born 1st 
Sept. 1789, died at Aberdeen "worn out 
by climate and much hard service," 4th 
May 1832; John, lieut. Bombay Artillery, 
born 20th Jan. 1791, died on service in the 
Persian Gulf Aug. 1809 ; Maxwell, min. of 
Foveran, born 19th Nov. 1792; Isabel, born 
28th March 1794 (marr. 13th May 1813, 
Gordon M'Bobie, merchant, Aberdeen) ; 
William, advocate, Aberdeen, born 15th 
April 1795, died 4th April 1856; James, 
surgeon H.E.I.C.S., born 20th Feb. 1797, 
died 1815; Mary, born 30th Dec. 1797; 
Jean Maxwell, born 6th Jan. 1799, died 
16th Jan. 1806; Adam, born 30th Sept. 
1800, went to Penang ; Margaret, born 
20th Nov. 1802 (marr. 11th March 1845, 
William Hunter, advocate, Aberdeen), died 
17th April 1890; Helen, born 10th Jan. 
1805 ; Robert Abercrombie, licentiate school- 
master, Foveran, born 20th Oct. 1805, died 
9th Aug. 1841. Publication — Account of 
Mortlach (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xvii., xxi.). 

ROBERT DOIG, born 1769; educated 
1812 at Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dundee 12th Nov. 1788; 
ord. assistant at Arbroath 3rd March 
1791 ; trans, to Trinity Chapel, Aberdeen, 
23rd Oct. 1794; elected by the Town Council 
17th Dec. 1811 ; trans, and adrn. 2nd Dec. 
1812 ; died at Edinburgh 26th July 1824. 
He marr. (1) Euphemia (died 31st Jan. 
1807), daugh- of Robert Mavor, ship- 
master, Dundee, and had issue — Mary, 
born 1792, died 26th July 1809 ; Thomas, 
min. of Torryburn, born 16th June 1796 : 
(2) 28th Dec. 1808, Isabella (died 16th 
March 1818), daugh. of Alexander Hadden, 
Aberdeen : (3) 11th Nov. 1819, Agnes (died 
9th April 1854), daugh. of Alexander Ding- 
wall, merchant, Aberdeen, and Elizabeth, 
youngest daugh. of John Douglass of 
Tilwhilly and Inchmarlo and Mary 
Arbuthnott. 

JOHN MURRAY, born Insch, 11th 

March 1784, son of Andrew M., Mill 

of Clatt, and Isobel Milne ; educated 

at Parish School, Insch, Aberdeen Grammar 

School, Marischal College, MA. (1806), and 

Univ. of Edinburgh ; became tutor in family 



of Sir James Nasmyth of Posso, Peebles- 
shire ; licen. by Presb. of Peebles 7th Aug. 
1811; assistant at St Andrew's Parish, 
Dundee ; ord. to Trinity Chapel, Aberdeen, 
9th Jan. 1816; elected by the Town Council 
19th Aug., trans, and adm. 2nd Dec. 1824 ; 
removed to North Church on its being built 
5th March 1828. Joined the Free Church in 
1843 ; min. of North Free Church, 1843-61 ; 
D.D. (Marischal College, 10th April 1856) ; 
died 1st March 1861 ; an active member 
of Church Courts and an accomplished 
scholar. He marr. 18th April 1820, 
Margaret (born 9th June 1803, died 4th 
Feb. 1862), eldest daugh. of Alexander 
Brown, bookseller, and Provost of Aber- 
deen, and Catherine Chalmers, and had 
issue — Andrew, born 12th Feb. 1821 ; 
Catherine, born 24th Sept. 1822; Alex- 
ander, born 29th Dec. 1824, died young ; 
Margaret, born 27th Jan. 1828, died young; 
Alexander Brown, born 29th July 1829 ; 
Margaret, born 2nd July 1832. Publica- 
tion — To the Constituent Members of 
Trinity Chapel (Aberdeen, 1824). — [Aber- 
deen Journal Notes and Queries, ii., 62 ; Scot. 
Notes and Queries, xi., 147 ; Thomson's 
Ministers of the North U.F. Church, Aber- 
deen, 1908 ; Life of Andrew Murray [of 
South Africa], 137.] 

SIMON MACKINTOSH, born Petty, 
la4 „ 1815 ; educated at Petty and Arder- 
sier Schools and King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (March 1835) ; teacher at 
Lochbroom ; licen. by Presb. of Lochcarron 
1840 ; pres. to Daviot, Inverness, but not 
settled, being unacceptable to the people ; 
ord. to Third Charge, Inverness, 2nd March 
1842; trans, and adm. 27th Sept. 1843; 
D.D. (King's College, 24th Nov. 1849) ; died 
23rd Jan. 1853. In figure he was tall and 
stout, with fine auburn hair and capacious 
head. He is described as the best preacher 
of his time in Aberdeen. He marr. 13th 
June 1842, Margaret Macpherson (died 13th 
Feb. 1887), and had issue — Willoughby, 
born 6th April 1843. Publications — Sermon 
preached in the East Church (Aberdeen, 
1848) ; Sermon preached on 27th May 1849 
(Aberdeen, 1849) ; The Anti-Popish Agita- 
tion Explained (Aberdeen, 1851) ; Sermon 
on 1st August 1852 (Aberdeen, 1852); 



ABERDEEN] 



EAST— FERRYHILL 



Sermons (Aberdeen, 1855). — [Tombst. ; 
Martin's Eminent Divines in Aberdeen 
and the North, 234-8.] 

WILLIAM OGILVIE, M.A. ; ord. 21st 
1S53 July 1853; trans, to Fintray 3rd 
Jan. 1856. 

JOHN MAKSHALL LANG, ord. 26th 
June 1856 ; trans, to Fyvie 5th Aug. 



1856 



1858. 



1862 



EOBEET FLINT, ord. 3rd March 1859 ; 
1859 trans, to Kilconquhar 2nd Jan. 1862. 

COLIN M'CULLOCH, son of James M., 
farmer, and Christian Millar ; ord. 
to Haggs 14th Jan. 1841 ; trans, to 
Denny 7th Sept. 1843 ; trans, to First 
Charge, Montrose, 22nd Dec. 1853; trans. 
and adm. 26th June 1862; res. 23rd Aug. 
1866 ; became min. at Warrick, Queens- 
land, 4th Sept. 1867 ; min. of Campbell 
Street Church, Balmain, Sydney, 1869 ; 
min. of Wickham Terrace Church, Brisbane, 
Aug. 1871 ; res. 7th June 1887 because of 
misunderstandings between him and a 
portion of his congregation, and formed 
St Andrew's Church, Brisbane, 1887 ; deni. 
5th Feb. 1889 ; died at Horsham, England, 
18th May 1893. He took a prominent part 
in the business of the Queensland Church, 
and was Principal of the Presbyterian 
College and Divinity Hall. He marr. 13th 
Jan. 1857, Jemima (died 17th Feb. 1906), 
daugh. of James Birnie, shipbuilder, and 
Jane Bowman, and had issue — Alice Mary, 
born 27th Oct. 1857; Jessie, born 3rd 
Sept., and died 23rd Dec. 1859 ; Colin James, 
born 13th Sept. 1860. — [Jubilee Memorial 
of Presbyterian Church of Queensland 
(portrait), 51, 125, et seq.~\ 



1866 



ALEXANDER WATSON BROWN, 
born Musselburgh, 1811, son of 
Alexander B., tailor, and Agnes 

Main ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 

ord. to St Bernard's, Edinburgh, 16th Dec. 

1841. Joined the Free Church in 1843; 
min. of Free St Bernard's, Edinburgh, 
1843-63; returned to the Church of Scot- 
land in 1863 ; adm. here 22nd Nov. 1866 ; 
died 5th July 1895. He marr. 1st Dec. 

1842, Eliza Hume (died at Stirling, 26th 



1877 



1881 



1899 



Oct. 1880), daugh. of James Lockhart, 
Edinburgh, and had issue — Elizabeth 
Hume, born 13th Nov. 1853; William 
Walker, born 23rd Dec. 1855 ;■ Alexander 
More, born 19th Jan. 1856, died 5th Feb. 
1877;. Camilla Lockhart, born 26th July 
1857 ; Agnes Main, born 2nd Jan. 1859 ; 
James Lockhart, born 7th June 1860. 
Publications — Manual of Scripture Instruc- 
tion ; Discourses on the Song of Solomon. 

CHARLES MACGREGOR, trans, 
(assistant and successor) from Dor- 
noch and adm. 9th Aug. 1877 ; trans, 
to Lady Yester's, Edinburgh, 8th Dec. 1880 
[c/. Vol. I., 84] ; died 27th Dec. 1923. 

JAMES COOPER, M.A ; trans, (assist- 
ant and successor) from St Stephen's, 
Broughty Ferry, and adm. 17th May 

1881 ; dem. 5th July 1898 on being app. 

to Chair of Church History, Glasgow 

Univ. (q.v.). 

GEORGE WALKER, born 30th April 
1863, son of James W., min. of Kirk- 
wall ; educated at Kirkwall School 
and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1883), B.D. 
(1886); licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 18th 
May 1886 ; assistant at Kinghorn ; ord. to 
Callander 20th Oct. 1887 ; trans, and adm. 
11th May 1899; D.D. (Aberdeen, 1922). 
Marr. 15th Sept. 1892, Isabell, third daugh. 
of Charles Isham Strong of Thorpe Hall, 
Peterborough, and has issue — Margaret 
Isabella, born 23rd Aug. 1893; Charles 
William, M.C., M.A., physician, born 16th 
Feb. 1895 ; James Frederick, M.A., teacher 
of English, born 8th Dec. 1896; George 
Francis, born 29th May 1898, died 6th 
Dec. 1907 ; Katherine Alice, University 
Librarian, Aberdeen, born 21st April 1900 ; 
Ralph Spence, born 25th May 1904 ; Ronald 
Powlett, born 6th Feb. 1910. 



FERRYHILL (Q.S.). 

[A church was opened' here 9th Oct 1873. 
The parish of Ferryhill was disjoined from 
Holburn on 14th July 1879.] 

HENRY COWAN, assistant min. of 
West Church; app. in 1873; app. to 
1878 Rubislaw 6th June 1875. 



6 



FERRYHILL— GAELIC CHAPEL 



[PRESB. OF 



1875 



HENRY WILLIAM "WEIGHT, bom 
in 1847, son of Henry W., road sur- 
veyor, and Olivia Bennet ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow j assistant at West 
Parish, Greenock ; ord. in 1875 ; app. 
25th Feb. 1875; D.D. (Aberdeen 1913); 
President of Wagner Society, Aberdeen ; 
died 14th Dec. 1923. He marr. 3rd May 
1875, Isabella Ramsay Anderson, who died 
in 1922. Publications — Author of several 
hymns which were included in a Hymnary 
he compiled. 



1924 



CHARLES MONCREIFF ROBERT- 
SON, M.A. ; trans, and adm. from 
Little Dunkeld (q.v.) 15th May 1924. 



GAELIC CHAPEL. 

[In or about 1778 Gaelic services began 
to be held in the choir of St Nicholas 
Church. The ordinary time of worship 
adopted was on Sunday mornings before 
the regular services of the parish. These 
Gaelic services were well attended, and 
after a time the congregation grew so large 
as to make that arrangement inconvenient. 
The Gaelic services were therefore removed 
to St Mary's Chapel in the crypt of St 
Nicholas. A minister of its own was first 
called to this Gaelic charge in 1781. In 1795 
owing to the growth of the congregation, 
a new chapel was built in Belmont Street. 
The services were given up in 1843.] 

' KENNETH BAYNE,app.to this charge 
ll781 in 1781 ; res. in 1785 ; returned in 
1788. 



RONALD BAYNE, M.A.; app. in 1785; 
went to India as chaplain to 73rd 
Foot [afterwards min. of The Little 
Kirk, Elgin]. 



1785 



1788 



KENNETH BAYNE, before mentioned; 
ord. 29th Aug. 1788 ; trans, to Gaelic 



Chapel, Greenock, 4th Sept. 1792. 



JOHN MACKENZIE, ord. 27th Nov. 
1793 ; trans, to Gaelic Chapel, Duke 
1793 Street, Glasgow, after 3rd Oct. 1798 ; 
returned in 1809. 



WILLIAM FORBES, ord. 5th Nov. 
17g8 1798; trans, to Tarbat 24th April 
1800. 



JAMES MACPHAIL, M.A. ; ord. 30th 
Sept. 1800; trans, to Daviot and 



1800 



Dunlichty 13th May 1802. 



NIEL KENNEDY, adm. 20th Dec. 
1804 ; res. and returned to his 
former charge at Strathconan [after- 
wards min. of Logie Easter]. 



1804 



JOHN MACKENZIE, before men- 
1809 t i° ne d J trans, from Duke Street 
Chapel June 1809 ; trans, to Gorbals 
Chapel-of-Ease (Kirkfield) in 1814 

DUNCAN GRANT, ord. 12th April 
18U 1814; res. 22nd June 1819 [after- 
wards min. of Alves], 

DONALD SAGE, M.A. ; called Aug. 
1819 1819 ; adm. 1st Feb. 1821 ; res. 
Dec. that year [afterwards min. of 
Resolis]. 



ROBERT CLARK, M.A; adm. 20th 

1822 ^ une 1822 J res - April 1823 [after- 
wards min. of Gaelic Chapel, Duke 

Street, Glasgow]. 

HUGH M'KENZIE, born Beauly, Feb. 

1823 ^^ > e< * u cated at King's College ; 
M.A. (29th March 1811) ; licen. by 

Presb. of Dingwall 28th Sept. 1820; ord. 
missionary at Lochtayside 20th June 1822 ; 
elected 26th June, and adm. here 31st Oct. 
1823. Joined the Free Church in 1843; 
min. of Gaelic Free Church, 1843-59 ; died 
31st Jan. 1859. He marr. Anne (died 8th 
March 1869, aged 63), daugh. of Simon 
Fraser, min. of Kilmorack, and had issue — 
Marianne, died 13th Jan. 1831; James 
Alexander, born Jan., and died 27th April 
1827 ; William, born Feb. 1829, died 11th 
March 1831; Alexander, born 1831, died 
23rd Sept. 1855; Hugh, teller, North of 
Scotland Bank, born 1835, died 16th May 
1909; George, born 1838, died 13th May 
1859 ; Catherine Russell (marr. George 
Macdonald, min. of Free High Church, 
Aberdeen). 



ABERDEEN] 



GILCOMSTON 



1801 



GILCOMSTON (Q.S.). 

[A chapel was built here in 1771. The 
parish of Gilcomston was disjoined from 
St Machar's 14th July 1852.] 

ALEXANDER JOHNSTON, M.A. ; 
177s called 23rd Dec. 1772; ord. 3rd 
March 1773; trans, to Monquhitter 
8th May 1776. 

JAMES GREGORY, M.A; elected 
1778 27th June 1776; ord. 5th Nov. 1778; 
trans, to Banchory - Ternan 26th 
March 1801. 

JAMES KIDD, M.A., D.D. ; called 14th 
May, and ord. 15th June 1801 ; 
Professor of Oriental Languages in 
Marischal College (q.v.), and held this 
charge in conjunction ; died 24th Dec. 1834. 

JAMES BRYCE, born 1792, eldest son of 
18S5 William B., farmer, Renfrew ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by 
Presb. of Stirling 27th April 1819 ; school- 
master of St Ninians, Stirling, 1816-24 ; 
ord. to Presbyterian Congregation at 
Stamfordham 18th May 1824; trans, to 
West Church, Wooler, July 1830 ; pres. to 
this charge, and adm. 2nd July 1835. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of 
Gilcomston Free Church, 1843-54; res. 
in 1854; LL.D. (Glasgow, 1858); died at 
Edinburgh, 23rd March 1861. He was well 
versed in Church History, and lectured on 
that subject to the students of the Free 
Church before the equipment of their Theo- 
logical Faculty had been completed. He 
marr. in 1828, Mary, daugh. of Patrick 
Plenderleath, town - clerk, Pittenweem, 
and had issue— Acolette (marr. a doctor 
in Sheffield). Publications — The Bides and 
Practice of the Free Church in so far as 
differing from the Established (Edinburgh, 
1856); Sketch of Church History (Scot. 
Christian Herald) ; Sermon LXXX. (Free 
Church Pulpit, ii.). — [The Story of the 
West Church, Wooler (portrait), Edinburgh, 
1844.] 

GEORGE JAMIESON, M.A., B.D. ; 

1843 ord " 30tl1 Nov - 1843 j trans, to 
Grange 14th May 1845. 



DAVID MILNE, born Forfar, 1808, son 
of David M., brewer, and Jane Cairn- 
cross ; educated at King's College; 
M.A. (1832) ; ord. (assistant) to Cluny 28th 
Sept. 1843; elected 8th May, trans, and 
adm. 19th June 1845 ; died 8th Aug. 1879. 
His memory is perpetuated by the Milne 
Fund, which provides an annual sum of about 
£200 for the relief of deserving poor in the 
parish. He marr. Eliza (died s.p. 20th 
Dec. 1874, aged 74), daugh. of William 
Wright, supervisor of Excise, and Helen 
Simpson. 

1 WILLIAM BREBNER, born Tarland, 
„ 4th March 1848, son of Charles B. 
educated at Univ. of Aberdeen 
M.A. (1868) ; assistant at New Kilpatrick 
ord. (assistant and successor) 17th Feb. 
1876; res. 16th May 1916, when he was 
presented with his portrait, painted by 
Fiddes Watt, R.S.A. ; died unmarr. 22nd 
May 1920. He was Chairman of Aberdeen 
Blind Asylum. During his ministry a 
scheme for the complete restoration of the 
church was carried through, a suite of 
halls built, and a pipe organ installed. 

JOHN WATT, trans, (assistant and suc- 
I9ie cessor) from Hutchesontown, Glas- 
gow, and adm. 9th Nov. 1916 ; trans, 
to Buchlyvie 19th May 1919. 

JAMES LAWSON MACCURRACH, 

1919 born New Abbey, 4tb April 1890 > 
son of Edward M. and Henrietta 
Wright ; educated at Dumfries Academy 
and Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1913); 
licen. by Presb. of Linlithgow in 1919 ; 
served in 4th K.O.S.B. and R.A.F. in 
European War ; assistant at Kingscavil ; 
ord. 29th Oct. 1919; trans, to Greenock 
Middle Parish 18th Sept. 1924. 

JOHN MONTGOMERY M'QUITTY, 
born Lisnafillan, Ballymena, Co. 
Antrim, 27th April 1883, son of 
George M. and Fannie Montgomery ; edu- 
cated at Ballymena Academy and Queen's 
Univ., Belfast; B.A. (1907); licen. by 
Presb. of Ballymena 12th Nov. 1908 ; 
assistant at North U.F. Church, Aber- 
deen, and High Kirk Second Charge, 
Ballymena; ord. to High Kirk Second 



8 



GILCOMSTON— GREYFRIARS 



[PRESB. OF 



Charge, Ballymena, 13th April 1910 ; trans. 
to Trinity U.F. Church, Glasgow, 3rd Dec. 
1914 ; min. of Abbotshall U.F. Church in 
1918 ; trans, to Westbourne Park Church, 
Belfast, 30th March 1920 ; trans, and adm. 
11th Feb. 1925. Marr. 12th Nov. 1913, 
Jane Murray, daugh. of David Meikle and 
Isabella Murray, The Pines, Ayr, and has 
issue — Frances Jean, born 11th Oct. 
1914; George David Holt, born 3rd June 
1916 ; Eoin Leonard, born 24th Sept. 1919 ; 
Gordon Eaith, born 9th June 1922. 

GREYFRIARS. 

[The Priory of the Grey Friars in Aberdeen 
was founded in 1469, or near that date. It 
was dedicated to St Francis. Somewhere 
about 1525, Gavin Dunbar, Bishop of Aber- 
deen, rebuilt its church on a larger scale. 
Of this work the chief feature was the very 
graceful tracery of its east window. In 
1560 the Priory was suppressed. Its lands 
and buildings were then granted to the 
City of Aberdeen. Some years later the 
Town Council conveyed them to George, 
Earl Marischal, to be used by him in 
founding Marischal College. Thus the 
church of the Grey Friars became the college 
chapel. On 2nd July 1605 the General 
Assembly met at Aberdeen, in this church. 
On 13th Aug. 1616 the Assembly met 
again there. A third Aberdeen meeting of 
Assembly, also in the Grey Friars Church, 
was opened on 29th July 1640. In 1644 
an endowment for maintaining a minister 
at this church was secured, mainly through 
the zeal and benevolence of Sir Thomas 
Crombie of Kemnay. In 1749 this building 
was constituted a chapel-of-ease. In 1768 
a wide aisle was added to it on the north 
side. Other alterations were then made at 
the west end of the church, including the 
removal of its ancient belfry. The parish 
of the Greyfriars was disjoined from that of 
St Nicholas on 5th March 1828. In 1902 
the site of this historic church was taken 
by the Town Council of Aberdeen for an 
extension of Marischal College. The ancient 
building was then taken down and a new 
church for the parish built at the expense 
of the city.] 



1635 



1649 



1684 



ROBERT BARRON, trans, from Keith ; 
app. to Chair of Divinity in Mari- 
schal College (q.v.) 21st Dec. 1625. 

JOHN FORBES, D.D.; Professor of 
Divinity in King's College (q.v.) ; 
adm. about 1635 ; returned to his 
Chair in 1635. 

JOHN MENZIES, trans, from Second 
Charge and to Chair of Divinity 
in Marischal College {q.v.) 6th June 
1649. 

PATRICK SIBBALD, D.D. ; trans, 
from First Charge and adm. 4th 
June 1684, holding Chair of Divinity 
in Marischal College in conjunction (q.v.). 

JAMES OSBORNE, trans, from First 
Charge ; pres. by the Town Council 
23rd Aug., and adm. 22nd Dec. 1697, 

with Chair of Divinity in Marischal College 

in conjunction (q.v.). 

THOMAS BLACKWELL, trans, from 
Second Charge and to Chair of 
Divinity in Marischal College (q.v.) 
18th Dec. 1711. 

JAMES CHALMERS, trans, from 
Second Charge and to Chair of 
Divinity in Marischal College (q.v.) 
8th Aug. 1728. 

ROBERT POLLOCK, trans, from 
Duddingston and to Chair of 
Divinity in Marischal College (q.v.) 
28th Aug. 1745. 



1697 



1711 



1728 



1745 



1760 



ALEXANDER GERARD, M.A.; trans, 
from Chair of Moral Philosophy, 
in Marischal College ; elected 24th 
May 1759; adm. to this charge and Chair of 
Divinity in said college (q.v.) 11th June 1760. 

GEORGE CAMPBELL, D.D. ; trans, 
from Second Charge with Principal- 
ship of Marischal College in con- 
junction (q.v.); elected by the Town Council 
26th June, and adm. 7th Aug. 1771. 

WILLIAM LAURENCE BROWN, 

D.D. ; pres. by the Town Council 

1795 15th June, and adm. 12th Aug. 1795; 

app. Principal of Marischal College (q.v.), 

which he held in conjunction 26th Jan. 1796. 



1771 



ABERDEEN] 



COLLEGE CHAPEL-OF-EASE 



9 



1805 



1813 



COLLEGE CHAPEL-OF-EASE. 

ALEXANDEK GALL, app. in 1759; 
1759 died 8th March 1771. 

ALEXANDER MEARNS, app. in 1771 ; 
1771 ord. to Towie 18th Sept. 1777. 

JAMES HOGG, M.A.; app. in 1778; 
1778 trans, to Skene 10th May 1787. 

JAMES SHAND, M.A.; elected 31st 
l791 March 1787 ; ord. 11th May 1791 ; 
trans, to Marykirk 5th July 1805. 

JAMES PAULL, M.A. ; elected by the 
Town Council, and ord. 22nd Aug. 
1805 ; trans, to Tullynessle and 
Forbes 24th March 1813. 

GEORGE GLENNIE, M.A.; elected 
by the Town Council 19th Dec. 1812; 
ord. 3rd Feb. 1813; trans, to West 
Parish, Aberdeen, 5th May 1814. 

DANIEL DEWAR, M.A., LL.D. ; 
elected by the Town Council, and 
adm. 13th July 1814; trans, to 
Tron Church, Glasgow, 19th Aug. 1819. 

ANDREW TAWSE, elected by the 
Town Council 20th Sept., and adm. 
13th Oct. 1819; trans, to Logie- 
Colstone 19th July 1826. 

ABERCROMBY LOCKHART 
GORDON, born 30th Dec. 1803, 
son of Abercromby G., min. of Banff; 
educated at King's College, Aberdeen, 
1817-21 ; elected by the Town Council 2nd, 
and ord. 31st Aug. 1826 ; adm. first min. of 
this parish 7th May 1828. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843, when he retired from the 
ministry; died at Norwood, London, 17th 
March 1873. He marr. (1) 28th Oct. 1833, 
Belinda Jane (died 27th April 1840), daugh. 
of Major Alexander Dunbar of Durn, and 
had issue — Jane Elizabeth, born 15th Aug. 
1834, died 8th Feb. 1837; Jessy Dunbar, 
born 8th Jan. 1836, died 25th Nov. 1839 ; 
Belinda Jane, born 19th July 1838; Wil- 
helmina, born 25th April 1840; Sarahbella 
(twin) born 25th April 1840 : (2) 20th Dec. 
1842, Ann Brougham (died 13th Feb. 1874), 
widow of John Edwards Vivian. Publica- 
tions — A Discourse on the Duty of Man to 



1814 



1819 



1826 



the Inferior Creation (Aberdeen, 1831) ; An 
Address to the Inhabitants on the Necessity 
of Establishing Schools, especially for the 
Poorer Glasses (Aberdeen, 1831) ; A Letter 
to the Right Hon. Lord Belhaven on the 
new Scheme of Irish Education (Aberdeen, 
1832); The System of National Education 
in Scotland, its Origin, its Nature, and 
Results (Aberdeen, 1839); A Sermon occa- 
sioned by the Second Centenary of the 
Second Reformation (Aberdeen, 1839) ; The 
Seizure of John Knox's Church (Aberdeen, 
1841); Ecclesiastical State and Educational 
State (Account of the City, New Stat. 
Ace, xii.). — [Scot. Notes and Queries, 1st 
ser., vi., 170.] 

ARCHIBALD FRANCIS STEWART, 
trans, from Craignish 25th April 



1844 
1845. 



1844 ; trans, to Aberfoyle 26th June 



WILLIAM ROBINSON PIRIE, Pro- 
fessor of Divinity, Marischal College 
(q.v.); adm. 17th Sept. 1846; res. 
27th Oct. 1847. 



1846 



1863 



DAVID MACTAGGART, M.A, B.D. ; 
1848 adm. 13th Sept. 1848; trans, to St 
James's Parish, Glasgow, 20th Aug. 
1857. 

JAMES SMITH, M.A. ; trans, from 
Ladhope 17th Dec. 1857 ; trans, to 
1857 Ellon 27th Nov. 1862. 

JOSEPH HENDERSON, fifth son of 
James H., merchant, Kilbarchan ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1846) ; ord. to Abbey Parish, Arbroath, 
25th Nov. 1852 ; trans, and adm. 16th 
April 1863; diedunmarr. 1st April 1882. 

WILLIAM OLIVER, born 1845, son 
of William O., grocer, and Agnes 
Watt ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
1st Sept. 1881 ; died 5th April 1886. He 
marr. 25th June 1884, Ann Ross, second 
daugh. of John Duncan, min. of Abdie. 

GORDON JOHN MURRAY, born 

Fochabers, 11th Jan. 1858, son of 

1886 WilHam M- and Helen Mackenzie ; 

educated at Milne's Institution, Fochabers, 

and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1878), B.D. 



1881 



10 



HOLBURN 



[PRESB. OF 



(1882) ; licen. by Presb. of Strathbogie May 
1882 ; assistant at Arbroath, 1882-6 ; ord. 
1st Sept. 1886; D.D. (Aberdeen, March 
1910) ; app. Convener of General As- 
sembly's Committee on Education for the 
Ministry in 1919. Publication — Edited 
Records of Arts Class, 1874-8 (Aberdeen, 
1906). 

HOLBURN (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Holburn was disjoined 
from St Machar's on 19th June 1867.] 

WILLIAM LAMB MITCHELL, born 
18S8 Gtlamis, 1803, son of James M., 
landed proprietor and farmer, and 
Margaret Lamb ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; M.A. (1829) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Meigle 3rd Oct. 1832 ; assistant at Chapel- 
shade, Dundee ; elected 12th June, and ord. 
25th Sept. 1838. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843 ; min. of Holburn Free Church, 
1843-80 ; assumed name of Lamb in 1846 ; 
died unmarr. 15th May 1880. — [Gammie's 
Churches of Aberdeen, 143.] 

ALEXANDER ROSS, ord. in 1844; 
1844 trans, to Dunnichen 26th Sept. 1850. 

JOHN MITCHELL, ord. in 1850; 
1850 trans, to St Fergus 28th Feb. 1855. 

GEORGE HENRY, born 1830, son of 
1855 George H., smith, Aberdeen; edu- 
cated at Marischal College ; M.A. 
(1850) ; ord. 1855 ; died in 1856 ; " a young 
man of exceptional promise." 

ALEXANDER GRAY, M.A ; ord. 19th 
1S57 March 1857 ; trans, to Strichen 7th 
Jan. 1858. 

JOHN MILNE, born 1820, son of 
1858 J ames M-*> w oollen manufacturer, 
and Elizabeth Jane Proctor ; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1849) ; ord. 4th Feb. 185S ; adm. first min. 
of this parish 2nd July 1867 ; died 3rd July 
1886. 

JAMES ALEXANDER M'CLYMONT, 

„ born Girvan, 26th May 1848, fourth 

son of Samuel M., Provost of Girvan 

and Mary White; educated at Girvan 

Grammar School, Ayr Academy, and Univs. 



of Edinburgh, M.A. (1867), B.D. (1870), and 
Tubingen ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 1st Feb. 
1871 ; assistant at Dundee ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 30th April 1874 ; chaplain 
to the Gordon Highlanders; V.D. (1893); 
D.D. (Edinburgh, 1894); res. 17th Oct. 
1912; app. Convener of Committee on 
Chaplains to H.M. Forces in 1909 ; app. 
depute - clerk of General Assembly 19th 
May 1914 ; app. Convener of Committee 
on Faith and Order in 1914; principal 
chaplain to the Forces in Scotland and 
Brigadier-General July 1918 ; C.B.E. (24th 
Feb. 1920) ; elected Moderator of General 
Assembly 24th May 1921. He presented to 
Holburn Church in 1889 a brass lectern 
with oak standard. Marr. 14th Dec. 1886, 
Agnes, fifth daugh. of Thomas Smith, 
Ashwood, Dundee (s.p.). Publications — 
Joint-translator [with Thomas Nicol, D.D.], 
Beck's Pastoral Theology of the New Testa- 
ment (Edin. 1885) ; The Neiv Testament and 
its Writers : an Introduction to the Books of 
the New Testament [Guild Library] (London, 
1893); St John's Gospel [Century Bible] 
(Edinburgh, 1901) ; Greece (London, 1906) ; 
New Testament Criticism,, its History and 
Results [Baird Lecture, 1910-11] (Edin- 
burgh, 1913) ; The JVeia Calls to Christian 
Brotherhood [Assembly Closing Address] 
(Edinburgh, 1921). Editor of the Church 
of Scotland Guild Text-Books and Guild 
Library. — [Aberdeen Journal Notes and 
Queries, iv., 169 ; Church of Scotland Year- 
Book, 1922 (portrait).] 

WILLIAM HARVEY LEATHEM, 

M.A. ; trans, from Second Charge, 

St Andrews, 15th May 1913 ; trans, to 

Helensburgh West Parish 19th March 1919. 

HENRY COULTER, born Warrenpoint, 
lgl9 Ireland, 11th Feb. 1880, son of John 
C. and Lucinda Best ; educated at 
Clontifleece, Co. Down, Magee College, 
Derry, Royal Univ. of Ireland (B.A. 
1908), and Univ. of Aberdeen (B.D. 1912), 
licen. by Presb. of Dingwall 7th May 1912; 
assistant at Broughty Ferry May 1912 ; 
ord. to Newport 30th June 1913 ; served 
as chaplain to Forces in France, 1916-18; 
trans, and adm. 24th Sept. 1919. Marr. 
5th Aug. 1914, Dorothy Isabel Mackay, 



ABERDEEN] 



JOHN KNOX 



11 



daugh. of John Gibbon, Elgin, and has 
issue — Kathleen Elizabeth, born 29th June 
1915 ; Sylvia Lucinda, born 2nd Aug. 1916 ; 
John Aitken, born 31st Dec. 1919; Mary- 
Veronica, born 27th Jan. 1923 ; Dorothy 
Euth, born 20th Sept. 1924. 



JOHN KNOX (Q.S.). 

[The parish of John Knox was disjoined 
from those of Greyfriars, St Nicholas, and 
St Machar on 15th March 1880.] 

ALEXANDEB PHILIP, MA. ; ord. 4th 
Aug. 1836; trans, to Cruden 8th 



1S36 



March 1838. 



JOHN STEPHEN, born New Deer, 10th 
1838 ^• arc ^ I 800 ) son °f Eobert S. and 
Jane Smith ; was apprenticed to 
his uncle, a cooper, in Aberdeen ; educated 
at Marischal College; M.A. (30th March 
1821) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 5th 
May 1835 ; assistant at Crieff and Gilcom- 
ston ; elected 2nd Aug. and ord. 27th 
Sept. 1838. Joined the Free Church in 
1843; min. of John Knox Free Church, 
1843-81; died 17th June 1881. He marr. 
in 1843, Ann, daugh. of William and Janet 
Mitchell, and had issue — Jessie Ann, born 
29th July 1845, died unmarr. at Auchter- 
muchty, 20th April 1925 ; Jane, born July 
1847, died 1850; Mary Smith, born 18th 
Feb. 1849 (marr., 14th Aug. 1909, James 
Bruce Eeid, Chicago, U.S.A.) ; Ann Gordon, 
born 10th March 1852; John, born 1854, 
died in infancy ; Wilhelmina, born 10th 
July 1856 ; Eobert James William, born 
July 1857, died 25th Dec. 1862 ; Eobertha, 
born 27th July 1862. Publications— 
Address to Free John Knox's (Aberdeen, 
1845) ; Expositions on the Epistle to the 
Romans (Aberdeen, 1857); The Utterances 
of the GXIX. Psalm (Aberdeen, 1861) ; An 
Answer to Dr Colenso (Aberdeen, 1870). 
— [Bazaar Booh (portrait), Aberdeen, 1910.] 

CHAELES SKENE, born 1799, son of 
184 „ Alexander S., farmer, and Elizabeth 
Dinnie; app. schoolmaster at Skene 
1825; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 30th 
Aug. 1826; ord. 21st Dec. 1843; res. in 
1877 ; died 30th Jan. 1878. He marr. 



Jane Milne, and had issue— Jane Haldane, 
who died 29th June 1849. [Bazaar Booh 
(portrait), Aberdeen, 1910.] 

^HEEBEET BELL, born Langholm, 
1877 1842, son of John B., draper, 
and Christian Calvert; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1864) ; ord. to 
Persie 23rd Sept. 1869; trans, and adm. 
1st Oct. 1877 ; died under tragic circum- 
stances at Kittybrewster Station 21st 
Nov. 1887, and was buried at Canonbie, 
Dumfriesshire. He marr. 2nd March 1870, 
Sophia (died 4th Jan. 1902), daugh. of 
William Henry Garratt, Inland Eevenue, 
Annan, and had issue — Christian Henrietta, 
born 30th Aug. 1871, died 28th Dec. 1873 ; 
Jane Harret, born 20th July 1873; John 
William Henry, born 19th May 1875; 
Herbert, born 8th May 1877 ; Mary Calvert, 
born 20th Jan. 1880; Sophia Alice, born 
28th Nov. 1881. — [Aberdeen Journal Notes 
and Queries, ii., 311; Bazaar Book (portrait), 
Aberdeen, 1910.] 

HENEY EANKEN, M.A., B.D.; ord. 
lg8s 16th May 1888 ; trans, to Irvine 1st 
Oct. 1891. 

AETHUE EUGENE CLAXTON, M.A., 
lgg2 B.D. ; ord. 22nd March 1892 ; trans, 
to Cathcart 15th Oct. 1896. 

DUNCAN HUNTEE BEODIE, M.A., 

1897 B.D. ; ord. 29th April 1897 ; trans. 

to Parkhead, Glasgow, 6th June 1905. 

GEOEGE ANDEEW JOHNSTON, 
1906 M.A., B.D. ; formerly min. of Deer ; 
adm. 20th June 1906 ; trans, to 
Grange 6th July 1909. 

ANDEEW MITCHELL SNADDEN, 
M.A., B.D. ; trans, from Eedgorton 
8th Dec. 1909 ; res. on being app. to 
St George's Church, Johannesburg, 30th 
Sept. .1913 ; min. of St Columba's, Black- 
hall, in 1922. 

GEOEGE DUNDAS NISBETT, edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. 
(1908); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 

in 1912 ; assistant at St George's, Glasgow ; 

ord. 16th April 1914 ; res. 8th Oct. 1917 ; 

became assistant at St Cuthbert's, Edin- 



12 JOHN KNOX— MANNOFIELD— MARINERS 1 CHAPEL [presb. of 



burgh; res. and went into business in 
Liverpool. Marr. 5th Sept. 1914, Margaret 
Alice, daugh. of John Herbert Porter and 
Emily Abbott, Burton-on-Trent. 

DAVID FINDLAY CLAKK, born 
1918 Girvan, 6tn J 11116 1882, son of James 
C. and Helen Findlay ; educated 
at Girvan High School and Univs. of 
Glasgow, M.A. (1907), and Edinburgh, B.D. 
(1910); licen. by Presb. of Ayr 4th May 
1910; assistant at St Matthew's, Edinburgh ; 
ord. to Lochgelly 12th March 1913 ; trans. 
and adm. 8th March 1918; trans, to Banff 
6th April 1925. 

JOHN JAMES SCOTT THOMSON, 
born Castleton, 10th Sept. 1889, son 
of James T. and Isabella Scott ; 
educated at Teviot Grove Academy and 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1914) ; teacher 
in Brydekirk Public School; served in 
European War as Captain ; M.C. ; licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh March 1921 ; 
assistant at South Leith Oct. 1920 ; ord. 
to Westruther 20th April ly22 ; trans, and 
adm. 3rd Sept. 1925. Marr. 18th Oct. 1916 
Mabel Jane Scoular, daugh. of George 
Bruce Scoular Watson, min. of Cavers, 
and has issue — Mabel Jane Scott, born 1st 
Oct. 1919; James, born 27th Dec. 1922, 
died 10th Jan. 1923. 



MANNOFIELD (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Mannofield was disjoined 
from Holburn and Banchory-Devenick on 
13th March 1882.] 

WILLIAM FORBES, born Macduff, 
1881 1841, only son of James F., builder ; 
educated at Macduff School, 
Grammar School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1863); taught in a London school 
for a time ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
7th July 1868 ; assistant at West Parish, 
Aberdeen ; missionary at Craigiebuckler, 
1874-7; ord. to Craigiebuckler 19th July 
1877 ; trans, and adm. 10th March 1881 ; 
adm. first min. of this parish in 1882 ; res. 
in 1906; died at Cathcart 16th Dec. 1921. 
— [Johnston's Last Bajans of King's and 
Marisc/ud Colleges, 17.] 



WILLIAM PHIN GILLIESON, M.A. ; 
„ ord. 18th Jan. 1907 ; trans, to Second 
Charge, Ayr, 17th Feb. 1910. 

WILLIAM WALKER REID, M.A., 
B.D. ; ord. 29th July 1910; trans, 
to Dunbarton 24th June 1915. 



1915 



1840 



JOHN AULAY STEELE, born Renton, 
Dunbartonshire, 22nd Sept. 1884, 
son of John S. and Frances Dinning; 
educated at St Peter's and Scottish High 
Schools, Bombay, and Univs. of Bombay 
and Glasgow (M.A. 1906) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow May 1909 ; assistant at Keith, 
1909-10, at Buenos Aires, 1910-14 ; ord. for 
work in Argentina 7th Jan. 1912; and at 
St George's Parish, Glasgow, 1914-15 ; adm. 
to this charge 3rd Dec 1915. Marr. 22nd 
Feb. 1916, Ethel, daugh. of George Hendry 
and Mary MTnnes, and has issue — John 
Hendry Dinning, born 10th Feb. 1917. 



MARINERS' CHAPEL. 

[Retained by the Free Church in 1843.] 

JOHN LONGMUIR, born parish of 
Fetteresso, 13th Nov. 1803, son of 
John L., sailor, and Christian Pater- 
son ; his parents having removed to Aber- 
deen he was educated at the Grammar 
School and Marischal College there ; M.A. 
(1825) ; became a teacher at Stonehaven 
and Forres ; licen. by Presb. of Forres July 
1833 ; app. Evening Lecturer in Trinity 
Church, Aberdeen, 1837 ; ord. 17th Sept. 
1840. Joined the Free Church in 1843; 
min. of Mariners' Free Church [now merged 
in St Andrew's U.F. Church], 1843-81, and 
sometime lecturer on geology at King's 
College ; LL.D. (Marischal College) 1858 ; 
died 7th May 1883. "He was a man of 
powerful physique — tall, erect, muscular — 
and as he walked along the street with his 
stately step, a stout tasselled stick in his 
hand, and his hat a little to one side of his 
large and well-formed head, with lustrous 
eyes and leonine face, there was no mistak- 
ing that he was a man of strong mental 
force and character." His chief hobbies 
were science, poetry, and lexicography — 
his edition of Jamieson's Scottish Diction- 



Aberdeen] MARINERS' CHAPEL— MELVILLE— NORTH 



13 



ary giving him considerable reputation 
amongst scholars. He marr. (1) 1835, 
Lilias Milne, and had issue — John in 
Mercantile Marine ; Alexander Davidson, 
artist ; Eobert Milne ; Colin Milne, banker, 
Melbourne : (2) 1857, Dorothy Hawthorn 
Dixon. Publications — The College, and 
other Poems (Aberdeen, 1825) ; A Day 
spent among the Ruins of Dunnottar Castle 
(Aberdeen, 1835) ; Bible Lays (Aberdeen, 
1838; Edinburgh, 1877); Wine and Strong 
Drink [prize essay] (Aberdeen, 1842) ; The 
Anchor of the Soul (Aberdeen, 1842); The 
Bible versus Bacchus (Aberdeen, 1845) ; 
Dunnottar Castle: its Ruins and Historical 
Associations (Aberdeen, 1851) ; Transub- 
stantiation and the Jfass (Aberdeen, [1851]); 
Ocean Lays (Edinburgh, 1854 ; Aberdeen, 
1858) ; Lays for the Lambs (Aberdeen, 
1860) ; Speyside : its Scenery and Anti- 
quities (Aberdeen, 1860) ; Recollections of 
Rev. I. Ballantyne (Edinburgh, 1862) ; The 
Water and the Blood (Aberdeen, 1862) ; 
Walker and Webster contained in a 
Dictionary (London, 1865) ; The Comet 
and other Poems (Aberdeen, 1865) ; The 
Free United Church (Aberdeen, 1867) ; The 
Maydyn Stane of Bennachie (Aberdeen, 
1869) ; A Parting Address to the Old Tear 
(Aberdeen, 1871); A Run through the Land 
of Btirns (Aberdeen, 1872) ; Rhythmical 
Lndex to the English Language (London, 
1877). He edited an abridged edition of 
Jamieson : s Scottish Dictionary (Aberdeen, 
1867) ; and [jointly with David Donaldson] 
a complete edition of the same in 4 vols. 
(Paisley, 1879-82), also Alexander Ross's 
Helenore, with a life of the author (Edin- 
burgh, 1866). — [Scot. Notes and Queries, 
xii., 183 ; Bards of Bon-accord, 407-14 ; 
Gammie's Churches of Aberdeen (portrait), 
179 ; Edwards's Modern Scottish Poets, ii. 
39; Diet. Nat. Biog.] 

MELVILLE. 

[Retained by the Free Church in 1843.] 

WILLIAM PRIMROSE, born Kin- 
cardine - on - Forth, 1783, youngest 
son of Thomas P., farmer ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow and Original Burgher 



1839 



Synod Hall ; licen. by Presb. of Perth and 
Dunfermline 12th Nov. 1805 ; ord. to 
Original Secession Church, Aberdeen, 13th 
Aug. 1806. Joined the Church of Scotland 
in 1839 and adm. to this charge. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Melville 
Free Church, 1843-66 ; died 23rd May 1866. 
He marr. Isabel Gibb, and had issue — 
Elizabeth, died 20th May 1866 ; Katherine 
E. (marr. 3rd Dec. 1874, William Leslie of 
Nethermuir). — [Tombst. ; Scott's Annals of 
Original Secession, 242, 481.] 



NORTH, formerly Third Charge. 

[In 1580 a Third Charge was founded 
for the parish of St Nicholas in Aberdeen. 
Owing to great growth of population 
separate religious services soon came to 
be held in connection with both the Second 
and the Third Charges. In 1826 the North 
Church was built as a place of worship for 
the Third Charge. On 5th March 1828, the 
Court of Teinds disjoined the North Parish 
from that of St Nicholas assigning at the 
same time to the new parish the revenues 
and duties which had pertained to the Third 
Charge of the parent parish.] 

NICOL DALGLEISH, adm. before 28th 
Dec. 1580; trans, to St Cuthbert's, 
Edinburgh, 1581. 



1591 



ROBERT HOWIE, adm. in 1591; 
app. Principal of the newly erected 
Marischal College, which he held in 

conjunction in 1594 ; trans, to Dundee 

before 26th Sept. 1598. 

GEORGE CHALMERS, probably acted 
1599 as min. in 1599. 

[GEORGE GREIR, was brought from 
Edinburgh by the Town Council, 
who on 5th Sept. 1599 did not con- 
sider it expedient to proceed any further in 
the matter.] 

JAMES ROSE, trans, from Strachan ; 

elected by the town, 11th Sept. 1599, 

with consent of David, Bishop of 

Aberdeen, on behalf of King James ; trans. 

to Second Charge before 29th Jan. 1602. 



14 



NORTH 



[PEESB. OF 



JOHN MACBIRNIE, educated at Univ. 
1605 of Edinburgh; M.A. (28th July 
1596); adm. to Third Charge, Crail, 
about 1601 ; trans, to Ferryport-on-Craig 
10th May 1604; trans, and adm. 21st Oct. 
1605, for which admission the bishop was 
charged to appear before the Privy Council, 
not having first obtained the consent of the 
King and Commissioners of Assembly. He 
opposed the introduction of Episcopacy, 
and was summoned before the Commis- 
sioners of Assembly 7th Oct. 1607, for 
preaching against the bishops and constant 
moderators, when he promised to desist 
from so doing. His "hatt was tackin aff 
his heid and he was strickin on the face by 
a parishioner 28th June 1608." He died 
in 1614, aged about 38. He was a godly, 
zealous, and powerful preacher, and always 
had when he rode two Bibles, one in the 
original, hanging at a leather girdle about 
his middle, as also a small sandglass in a 
brazen case to enable him to time his 
service. He marr. a lady, name unknown, 
and had issue, a daughter, for whom the 
magistrates of Aberdeen raised 1000 merks 
each. — [Collect. Aberdeen and Banff; Eccl. 
Records of Aberdeen, 61, 186, 198.] 

WILLIAM FORBES, trans, from Mony- 
lel „ musk ; pres. by the General Assembly 
in Aug., and adm. 29th Oct. 1616; 
D.D. (King's College 1617) ; app. Principal 
of Marischal College 1st March 1620 ; trans. 
to St Giles, Edinburgh, 21st March 1622 
trans, to Old Kirk there 27th Jan. 1626 
returned here about Michaelmas that year 
app. Bishop of Aberdeen {q.v.) 26th Jan. 
1634. 

JOHN FORBES of Corse, adm. Pro- 
16S4 f essor °^ Theology in King's College 
(q.v.) 24th April 1620 ; D.D. (King's 
College, 1620) ; app. Rector 30th June 
1634 ; adm. to this charge that year, but 
probably resigned on succeeding to the 
family estates on his father's death in 
1635. 

ALEXANDER ROSE, born 1594, son 

16S6 °^ J ames R-> m i n - °f Aberdeen; edu- 
cated at King's College; M.A. (1618); 
D.D. (King's College about 1630) ; adm. to 



Insch about 1621 ; trans, to Footdee 22nd 
June 1631 ; elected to this charge 9th Nov. 
1636; app. Rector of King's College 25th 
June 1638 ; died 11th Aug. 1639. He was 
one of the six "Aberdeen Doctors" who 
strongly opposed the Covenant, and pro- 
pounded to its authors the celebrated 
Queries. He was prevented by sickness 
from fleeing with the other Royalists 
and Churchmen from Aberdeen in 1639. 
Spalding speaks of him as a "learned 
divine, weill beloved of his flock and 
people whyle he was in life and after he 
was dead heaviely regretted." He has fre- 
quently been confounded with Dr Alexander 
Ross, chaplain to King Charles I., and a 
voluminous author. He bequeathed £200 
for educating boys at the grammar schools. 
He marr. (cont. 19th Nov. 1622), Elizabeth, 
daugh. of James Cruickshank, burgess of 
Aberdeen; she and her children had £100 
allowed them by Parliament, 21st June 
1661, in consideration of her husband's 
sufferings and loyalty. Publication — A 
Consolatorie Sermon preached upon the 
Death of Patrick, Bishop of Aberdeen, from 
Daniel xii., 2 (Forbes's Funeral Sermons, 
Aberdeen, 1635).— [Aberdeen Sas., viii. 324, 
x. 167; Reg. of Deeds, cccxcix. 458, dvi. 399, 
458, 6th May 1628; Aberdeen Burgh Sas., 
xxxviii., 266 ; Fam. of Kilravock ; Acts 
of Pari., vii., 38 ; Spalding's Hist., i., 167 ; 
Gordon's Scots A fairs, iii., 209; The Aber- 
deen Doctors, 255.] 

JOHN ROW, elected by the Town 
1641 Council 16th Nov., and adm. 14th 
Dec. 1641 ; app. by the Magistrates 
to give weekly lessons in Hebrew in 
Marischal College ; app. Principal of King's 
College (q.v.) Sept. 1652. 

JOHN PATERSON, trans, from Ellon ; 

165g elected by the Town Council 17th 

Dec. 1658 ; adm. (by a Committee 

of Synod) 16th Aug. 1659; app. Bishop 

of Ross (q.v.) in 1662. 

DAVID LYELL, trans, from Banchory- 
1666 Devenick and adm. in 1666; trans, 
to First Charge, Montrose, before 
3rd April 1673. 



ABERDEEN] 



NORTH 



15 



WILLIAM BLAIE, born about 1644, 
la80 son of Eobert B., min. of Alvah; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1663) ; adm. to Forglen 14th 
April 1667; trans, to Fordyce in 1675; 
trans, and adm. 21st Oct. 1680 ; lie refused 
to take the Test, in 1681, and his benefice 
was forfeited, but having afterwards signed 
before the Bishop, he was allowed by the 
Privy Council to return 23rd Feb. 1682; 
Rector of Marischal College, 1688-90; 
D.D. ; received into Communion by the 
Synod 11th May 1698; died after 22nd 
Feb. 1716. He marr., and had issue — 
James ; Robert, sometime assistant to his 
father and afterwards an Episcopal min. in 
Edinburgh; Agnes (marr., cont. 19th June 
1691, Robert Abercrombie, merchant and 
bailie, Aberdeen), died Oct. 1736; Catherine. 
— [Wodrow's Hist., iii., 361 ; Scot. Notes and 
Queries, iii., 134.] 

JOHN OSBORNE, pres. by the Town 

1716 Council and ord. 26th April 1716; 

app. Principal of Marischal College 

(q.v.) in conjunction 8th June 1728; died 

19th Aug. 1748. 

THOMAS FORBES, born 1710, son of 
,,_.- Alexander F. of Tochendry and 
Jean, daugh. of Alexander Gallo- 
way, goldsmith, Aberdeen ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; became 
schoolmaster of Cruden ; licen. by Presb. 
of Ellon 6th June 1733 ; ord. to Slains 9th 
Jan. 1734 ; pres. by the Town Council in 
Feb., trans, and adm. 15th June 1749 ; died 
18th Jan. 1783. His portrait is in the 
Trinity Hall. He marr. (1) 10th Feb. 1737, 
Margaret (died 8th April 1765), daugh. of 
David Forbes of Lesly : (2) 19th Aug. 1767, 
Agnes (died 29th Feb. 1800), daugh. of 
James Mackenzie of Dalmore and Isobel, 
eldest daugh. of John Douglass of Tilwhilly. 
— [Scot. Notes and Queries, ii., 55 ; Tombst.] 

DUNCAN SHAW, born 1727, son of 
1783 kachlan Shaw, min. of Elgin, the 
historian of Morayshire ; educated 
at King's College, Aberdeen (M.A., 11th 
March 1747), and Univ. of Edinburgh; 
licen. by Presb. of Elgin 14th Nov. 1752 ; 
ord. to Rafford 10th May 1753; D.D. 



(Marischal College, 8th Sept. 1774); 
elected by the Town Council 9th April, 
trans, and adm. 13th Nov. 1783 ; elected 
Moderator of the General Assembly 18th 
May 1786; died 23rd June 1794. He marr. 
10th Jan. 1754, Jean (died 6th Jan. 1795), 
daugh. of George Gordon, min. of Alves, 
and had issue — Lachlan, born 30th Oct. 
1754; George, born 13th Jan. 1756, died 
23rd Sept. 1781 ; Agnes, born 16th Aug. 
1757 (marr. Capt. John Grant of the 
Inverness-shire Militia); Anna, born 19th 
May 1760, died 26th July 1783; David, 
born 28th Aug. 1762, died 24th July 1782 ; 
Mary, born 7th Dec. 1764, died 29th March 
1784 ; Jean, born 10th March 1770, died 
19th Feb. 1798. Publications— 4 Com- 
parative View of the Several Methods of 
promoting Religious Instruction from the 
Earliest down to the Present Time, 2 vols. 
(London, 1776); The History of Gamaliel ; 
The History and Philosophy of Judaism 
(Edinburgh, 1787) ; The Centurion's Testi- 
mony to Christ's Divinity (Edinburgh, 1793). 
— [Scot. Notes and Queries, iv., 65; Tombst.] 

JAMES ROSS, born 1761, son of James 
-„„ R., teacher of writing and arithmetic 
in Aberdeen ; educated at Grammar 
School and Marischal College ; M.A. (Feb. 
1780); tutor in family of Lord Forbes; 
became a schoolmaster at Bo'ness ; licen. by 
Presb. of Aberdeen 30th April 1794 ; pres. 
by the Town Council 30th Aug. that year ; 
ord. 11th June 1795; D.D. (Marischal 
College, 18th Oct. 1809); died 17th Oct. 
1824. He marr. 23rd May 1796, Margaret 
(died 20th April 1802, aged 40), daugh. of 
Patrick Leith of Allathan, and had issue 
— Alexander Leith, M.A., born 22nd Nov. 
1796, died 21st April 1821 ; Elizabeth, born 
10th Aug. 1799, died 3rd March 1800. 
Publication — Sermons, with a Memoir of 
his Life (Aberdeen, 1825). — [Remains of 
Alexander Leith Ross, Aberdeen, 1822.] 

JAMES FOOTE, born 30th Aug. 1781, 
son of Robert F., min. of Fettercairn ; 
educated at Marischal College ; M.A. 
(31st March 1798) ; licen. by Presb. of Perth 
25th July 1804; ord. to Logie-Pert 21st 
Dec. 1809; elected by the Town Council 
1st Nov. 1824 ; trans, and adm. 23rd June 



1825 



16 



NORTH— ST MACHAR'S 



[PEESB. OF 



1825. Joined the Free Church in 1843; 
min. of Free East Church, Aberdeen, 
1843-56; D.D. (Marischal College 23rd 
Feb. 1850); died 25th June 1856. He was 
an accomplished musician and excelled as a 
violinist. He marr. 3rd June 1812, Christian 
(born 15th April 1777, died s.p. 26th Feb. 
1868), daugh. of William Aberdein, Mont- 
rose. Publications — The Wilderness made 
glad, A Sermon (Dundee, 1813; London, 
1819) ; The Duty of Christians (Aberdeen, 
1816); The Difficulties of the Christian 
Ministry (Aberdeen, 1830); Lectures on 
the Gospel according to Luke, 6 vols. 
(Edinburgh, 1838-9 and 1849, 3rd ed. 2 
vols. 1858); Pastoral Letter to the Congrega- 
tion of the Free East Church (Aberdeen, 
1844) ; A Doctrinal Treatise on Effectual 
Calling (Edinburgh, 1846) ; A Plea for 
Theological Education in the Free Church 
of Scotland (Aberdeen, 1850) ; Communion 
Week Sermons (Aberdeen, 1854); Sermon 
XXIII. (Free Church Pulpit, i).— [Gammie's 
Churches of Aberdeen, 110; Tablet in 
Church.] 



1843 



JOHN WILSON, born 7th Oct. 1793, 
second son of William W., merchant, 
Ayr, and Antonia M'Call ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; became assistant 
master at Ayr Academy and afterwards 
classical master in Madras Academy, 
Cupar-Fife; ord. to Methil 21st Nov. 
1839; res. in 1842; adm. here 27th Sept. 
1843; died 27th Sept. 1873. He marr. 25th 
Dec. 1836, Louisa (died 30th May 1876), 
daugh. of Matthew Shout, shipowner, 
and Jane Dougal. — [Carnie's Reporting 
Reminiscences.] 

WILLIAM JAMIESON, born 1831, son 
of William J., first mate, and 
Georgina Jamieson Cleat ; educated 

at Univ. of Glasgow ; became a missionary 

in connection with Maxwell parish; ord. 

(assistant and successor) 12th May 1870 ; 

died unmarr. 11th Oct. 1876. — [Gammie's 

Churches of Aberdeen, 40.] 

GEOEGE STRANG ANDERSON, 
trans, from South Parish, Paisley, 
21st March 1877 ; trans, to Kilrenny 
14th Nov. 1878 ; died 14th March 1925. 



1870 



WILLIAM MACKNIGHT WILSON, 
187g born Ayr, 1831, son of Henry W., shoe- 
maker, and Elizabeth Macknight ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow ; ord. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 16th Nov. 1865, min. of St An- 
drew's Church, Campbelton, Restigonche, 
New Brunswick, but res. on account of his 
wife's health ; assistant at Burntisland ; 
adm. to this charge 24th April 1879; died 
6th Jan. 1914. He marr. 31st Dec. 1860, 
Mary Ann Russell Robertson, who died 2nd 
Feb. 1923. 



1904 



JAMES RAE, born Port-Gordon, 18th 
Dec. 1872, son of John R. and 
Margaret Brown Fraser ; educated 

at Milne's Institution, Fochabers, and Univ. 

of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1895) ; licen. by Presb. 

of Elgin ; assistant at St Mary's, Dumfries, 

and John Knox Parish, Aberdeen ; ord. 

(assistant and successor) 18th May 1904. 

ST MACHAR'S, commonly called 
OLD MACHAR. 

[It was drawing near the end of the sixth 
century when St Columba, Abbot of Iona, 
sent forth St Machar, one of his monks, 
to found an evangelistic mission among the 
Eastern Picts. Machar fixed his settlement 
a little way from the mouth of the Don, 
near where that river reaches the sea. The 
spot thus chosen was called Aberdoin, that 
is, the place at the mouth of the Don. It is 
now known as Old Aberdeen. This site, we 
are told, was chosen by St Machar because, 
at that point, the course of the stream curves 
into a loop like the head of a pastoral staff. 
Such sites on the bends of rivers were much 
favoured by ancient Celtic builders for their 
raths or places of strength, whether these 
were to be the fastnesses of warrior chiefs 
or the peaceful dwellings of monks. They 
were well secured against attack, yet easy 
of access. Such remains can be seen at 
Old Melrose, Dryburgh, Cambuskenneth, 
and other places. In after times, there 
arose, about a mile along the coast to 
the south, a notable harbour to which 
was given the name of New Aberdeen. 
This led to St Machar's town being called 



abeedeen] 



ST MACHAR'S 



17 



Old Aberdeen. The two are now united 
in the city of Aberdeen. In 1125, when 
King David I. founded the See of Aberdeen, 
he fixed the bishop's seat at Old Aberdeen 
and made St Machar's Church there its 
cathedral. The funds for this new founda- 
tion, were, in great part, obtained by the 
suppression of the ancient Celtic Abbey 
of Mortlach. Neachtan, the Abbot of 
Mortlach was made the first Bishop of 
Aberdeen. Out of this last fact has arisen 
the somewhat widespread myth that there 
was a Bishopric of Mortlach which King 
David transferred to Aberdeen. There was 
really no such See. The so-called bishops 
before Neachtan were Abbots of Mortlach. 
Somewhere about 1190, Matthew Kinnin- 
mont, Bishop of Aberdeen, began to build 
a great church for a cathedral at Old Aber- 
deen. His undertaking was carried on by 
his successors until 1233, when the work 
was stopped for a time by the sudden 
arrival of an English fleet, which captured 
the town and sacked it. The manses of the 
prebendaries and other buildings were 
burned, but the cathedral was left standing. 
In 1282 Bishop Henry le Cheyne pulled 
down all the cathedral building, and started 
anew to erect a church of greater size. In 
1370 the building operations were again 
brought to a stand by Bishop Alexander 
Kinnimont. He removed the work of his 
predecessors, and then began to erect on the 
same site a much larger and more stately 
church. With this new plan the work 
went steadily on till near the middle of the 
sixteenth century. There is no record to 
show whether the building of the choir was 
ever actually completed. It is, however, 
evident that it had advanced a long way. 
The cathedral, as thus erected, was some- 
what over 200 feet in length. It had a 
stately central tower, and at its west end 
were simple but dignified twin towers. 
The choir, which had no aisles, was about 
70 feet long. Besides the High Altar of 
St Machar, there were in the church 
shrines of the Holy Bood, St Mary, St 
Michael, St Katherine, St Nicholas, St 
Deavanach, St Muireach, St Andrew, St 
Dominic, St Duthac, St Peter, St Paul, 
St Clement, and St John. In 1560 the See 

VOL. VI. 



of Aberdeen was suppressed, but, ere long, 
St Machar's was made the parish church 
of Old Aberdeen. As such, it took the 
place of the small Church of Our Lady 
of the Snows, commonly styled the Snaw 
Kirk, whose burial ground is still to be seen 
close to St Machar's. The parish of Old 
Aberdeen had been a prebend belonging to 
the Dean of the Diocese. It was of vast 
extent, including the lands that form such 
modern parishes as Gilcomston, Holburn, 
Ferryhill, Powis, Kuthrieston, Bosemount 
and Woodside, together with the large area 
now forming the great parishes of St 
Machar, New Machar, and Newhills. In 
1595 a Second Charge was provided for 
this unwieldy cure. At Monykebuck, in the 
landward part of the parish, there had long 
been a chapel of St Columba. In 1609 this 
became the church of an extensive new 
parish taken off Old Aberdeen. For a 
time it kept its old name of Monykebuck, 
but, by the end of the seventeenth century, 
it had got to be called Upper Machar. In 
the eighteenth century this name gradually 
gave place to the modern designation of 
New Machar. As a result of this latter 
change of title, the parish of Old Aberdeen 
came to be called Old Machar. In the 
winter of 1688 a violent gale brought 
down the massive central tower of St 
Machar's Church. In its fall the tower 
carried the transept roofs along with it, and 
utterly ruined the choir. The damage to 
the transepts was soon made good, but the 
tower and the choir passed out of existence. 
The church, as now standing, is 143 feet 
long. One of its chief features is the very 
fine oaken roof of the nave, with its rich 
heraldic adornment. Within this parish, 
near the church, stands King's College, the 
more ancient part of the University of 
Aberdeen. In 1494 William Elphinston, 
the great Bishop of Aberdeen, undertook 
the erection of a college and university 
here, and in that year King James IV. 
obtained from Pope Alexander VI. a Bull 
authorising the new foundation. In 1595 
the building was begun. Then, also, the 
bishop granted to the chapel of the King's 
College an erection as a collegiate church. 
This, Pope Julius II. confirmed by a Bull 



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[PRESB. OF 



in 1596, and King James fortified the 
foundation by a Royal Charter in 1597. 
Marischal College and University in New 
Aberdeen was founded by George, Earl 
Marischal, in 1593. In 1641 Charles I. 
united the two colleges, so as to form one 
University of Aberdeen. But this good work 
of his was undone by his son Charles II., 
who severed the two foundations again in 
1661. It was only in 1860 that the two 
colleges were a second time brought to- 
gether in the one university. The Collegiate 
Church of King's College in Old Aberdeen 
was of old sometimes styled St Mary's 
College Kirk. When it was founded, 
however, in 1595, it was dedicated to 
the Holy Trinity, St Mary, St Andrew, St 
Mungo, and St German. Inside the church 
there were Altars of St Mary, St German, 
and St Katherine. Old Aberdeen held two 
fairs, those of St Machar and St Luke. 
There were two holy Wells in the town, 
St Machar's Well and that dedicated to the 
Nine Maidens of St Donald.] 



First Charge. 

JAMES LAWSON, adm. Aug. 1569; 
trans, to St Giles, Edinburgh, 9th 
1569 Nov. 1572. 

ALEXANDER ARBUTHNOT, min. of 
Arbuthnott in 1569; adm. here about 
1574 1574, holding the Principalship of 
King's College in conjunction (q.v.). 

DAVID RAIT, of the family of Hall- 
green in the Mearns ; adm. before 
1598 20th Oct. 1598, holding the Principal- 
ship of King's College in conjunction ; was 
a member of Assembly, 1602, 1605, 1610. 
As Moderator of Synod, he preached in 
place of the former Moderator at the open- 
ing of Assembly at Aberdeen, 2nd July 
1605, but no action was taken against him; 
D.D. (Aberdeen 1620) ; died in 1632. He 
marr. Dec. 1592, Elizabeth, daugh. of John 
Allardice of that ilk, and had issue— James, 
apprenticed to James Gardine, litster, Aber- 
deen, 20th March 1642.— [Munro's Records 
of Old Aberdeen, 205.] 



1621 



ALEXANDER SCROGIE {primus), 
born 1565 ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. ; became 
a regent in Marischal College ; assistant 
at Skene 9th Sept. 1603; ord. (assistant 
there) 16th Aug. 1605 ; attended the 
meeting of the Assembly at Aberdeen 
2nd July that year, for which he was 
summoned before the Privy Council, but 
admitting it was not a lawful Assembly 
he was released ; trans, to Drumoak 26th 
Jan. 1606. He was ordered, 7th March 
1608, to reside in his parish, but on 13th 
March 1609 he was charged with non- 
residence. He answered that his family did 
reside and he himself too on every Satur- 
day, Sunday, and Monday, being occupied 
at the College the rest of the week. He was 
ordered to leave the College at Lammas and 
reside with his wife and family ; trans, and 
adm. in 1621 ; D.D. (King's College, 31st 
July 1627) ; joined with the other Doctors 
of Aberdeen in opposing the Covenant, and 
was app. rector of King's College 24th June 
1636. He gave further offence by celebrat- 
ing the Communion on Christmas 1638, after 
that had been forbidden by the previous 
Assembly. His house was seized by a 
party of soldiers of the Earl Marischal's 
Regiment on 15th July, but he compounded 
for a protection next day with 600 merks 
until the meeting of Assembly, when he 
was dep. by a committee, 1st Aug. 1640, 
for his opposition to the Covenant. He 
petitioned the Assembly in July 1641, 
offered to subscribe the Covenant, and to 
make a full recantation before the Presb. 
26th May 1642. By this means he obtained 
a gift from the Bishop of Ross of eight 
chalders' victual, after he had been deprived 
of his benefice ; died at Rathven 1659. He 
has been represented as " of good parts for 
good literature, judgment, and understand- 
ing." He marr. Jean, daugh. of James Ross, 
min. of Second Charge, Aberdeen, and had 
issue — William, min. of Rathven and Bishop 
of Argyll ; Alexander, min. of this parish ; 
James ; Patrick ; a daugh. (marr. William 
Douglas, min. of Forgue) ; Marjorie (marr. 
Alexander Innes, min. of Mortlach). Publi- 
cations — A Funeral Speech in Commemora- 
tion of Bishop Forbes (Forbes's Funeral 



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Sermons) ; also contributed to the Eeplies 
and Duplies against the Covenant. — [Aber- 
deen Sheriff-Court Records, ii., 373 ; P. R. 
Sas. Aberdeen, iv. 73, vi. 5, 182, 529; The 
Aberdeen Doctors, 248-54 ; Baillie's Letters, 
i., 248 ; Gordon's Scots Affairs, iii., 22, 226.] 

WILLIAM STEACHAN, born 1610, 
eldest son of Arthur S., son and heir 
of Sir Alexander S. of Thornton, 
Knight ; educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1628) ; became Kegent and 
Procurator - Moraviensis there, 30th June 
1634; adm. to Methlick in 1635; was a 
member of Assembly in 1639 ; trans, and 
adm. 29th Nov. 1640 ; elected to Edinburgh 
6th Nov. 1643, 13th July 1647, and 17th 
and 29th March 1648, but refused to accept 
any of these calls ; died 8th March 1653. 
" He was learned and of good life," while 
he taught "powerfullie and planelie the 
Word to the gryt comfort of his auditores," 
and was " one of the best pastores that hes 
bene sene in this church thir many yeiris." 
He marr. Elizabeth Middleton, who died 
at Tarves Manse, 30th Jan. 1666, and had 
issue — Andrew, died young ; Patrick, M.A. 
(King's College, 1656), app. Master of the 
Grammar School, Aberdeen, 16th July 1656 
[he is called min. of Maxton in Morland 
Simpson's Records of the Grammar School, 
but this is a mistake]; John, min. of Tarves, 
and Principal of the Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
George, min. of this parish; Arthur, min. 
of Mortlach — [Monteith's Mort., 130 ; Lyon 
Register ; Spalding's Hist., 351.] 

JOHN" SEATON, educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1645); 
licen. by Presb. of Deer 22nd Nov. 
1649 ; adm. to Second Charge 12th June 
1650 ; trans, and adm. before 18th March 

1656, when he was allowed by the Presb. 
to be the only min. Coming into conflict 
with his kirk-session, he dem. 2nd Nov. 

1657, went to England, where he held a 
charge at Felton Bridge, Northumberland, 
from which he was outed in 1662, and 
returned to Aberdeen. He marr. a daugh. 
of Alexander Forbes of Auchintoull, and 
had issue — John, at Aberdeen Univ. 1667. 
— [Records of Old Aberdeen, 207; Mac- 
farlane's Geneal. Coll., ii., 257.] 



1656 



1669 



ALEXANDEE SCKOGIE {secundus), 
son of Alexander S., D.D., min. 
of this parish ; educated at King's 
College; M.A. (1634); app. regent there 
30th April 1638, but was deprived by the 
General Assembly, 18th Oct. 1639, when 
Alexander Gardyne was app. in his place ; 
adm. to Forglen in 1642 ; trans, to Drum- 
blade before 9th Dec. 1647 ; trans, and 
adm. 18th April 1659 ; died shortly before 
21st April 1661. He marr. Isobel Eeid, 
who died 28th Sept. 1662, and had issue- 
William, Commissary of Argyll; and five 
others. Publication — Mirabilia Dei, or 
Britania Gaudo Exultans : a Congratu- 
latory Sermon for the safe Return of Our 
Gracious Sovereign (Edinburgh, 1660). — 
[Banff Sas., vi., 278 ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 6373 ; 
Bow's Diary ; Kennedy's Anal, of Aberdeen, 
ii., 352.] 

ALEXANDEE MIDDLETON, M.A. ; 
trans, from Bayne and adm. 12th 
1661 Nov. 1661 ; dem. in 1662 on being 
app. to Principalship of King's College, 
Aberdeen (q.v.), and to Newhills in con- 
junction. 



1665 



EOBEBT BEYNOLD [or REY- 
NOLDS], born about 1630, son of 
John R., who built half of the loft 
in the church of Montrose ; educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1647), and 
studied divinity at St Andrews ; was a 
probationer in Presb. of Brechin 16th 
Aug. 1649; adm. to St Vigeans after 15th 
Aug. 1650; trans, and adm. 29th Oct. 
1665; Eector of King's College, 1668-70; 
died Nov. 1670. He marr. Janet Douglas 
(who survived him, and marr. (2) Andrew 
Straton, apothecary, Montrose), and had 
issue — Patrick, M.D., Leyden ; Alexander ; 
William, M.A., born 1656, died 16th March 
1674 ; Anna, died 25th April 1675 ; Janet ; 
Mary.— [G. R. Homings, 19th Feb. 1675; 
Reg. of Deeds, Durie, vii., 130.] 



1672 



GEOBGE STEACHAN, born 1646, 
son of William S., min. of this 
parish ; educated at King's College, 

Aberdeen ; M.A. (30th April 1663) ; adm. 

to Second Charge, Montrose, 1669 ; trans. 

and adm. 10th March 1672 ; died between 



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[PRESB. OF 



1679 



1699 



19th Nov. and 19th Dec. 1678. He was 
probably unmarr. 

GEOEGE GABDEN, MA.; trans, from 
Forgue and inst. 29th June 1679 ; 
trans, to Second Charge, Aberdeen, 
22nd Nov. 1683. 

JOHN KEITH, educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 1649: became 

16R4 

servitor to Lord Fraser ; adm. to 
Echt 9th Nov. 1662 ; trans, to Birse in 
1684 ; trans, and adm. 12th Oct. that year ; 
D.D. (after 1687) ; died in 1694. He marr. 
and had issue — Mary (marr. Francis Eoss, 
min. of Eenfrew). 

THOMAS THOMSON of Cocklaw; 

educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 

(1654) ; min. of Parton about 1660 ; 
dep. 11th June 1662; restored in 1690, 
but did not return ; adm. to Carstairs that 
year ; adm. to Forres in 1693 ; trans, to 
Turriff before 6th May 1697 ; called 13th 
Aug., trans, and adm. 15th Nov. 1699 ; 
died 25th Oct. 1704. He marr. 21st Sept. 
1659, Isobel (died 3rd March 1704, aged 70), 
daugh. of Thomas Mercer, advocate in 
Aberdeen. — [St Andrews Tests.] 

DAVID COESE, educated at King's 
.„ , College ; ord. to Second Charge 26th 
March (or 22nd April) 1704 ; called 
26th April, trans, and adm. 17th May 1705; 
died 15th Oct. 1712. He marr. 8th Feb. 
1705, Margaret, eldest daugh. of James 
Gray of Balgownie, and had issue — Alex- 
ander, M.A. (King's College, 1725) ; David, 
min. of Dunnottar. — [Aberdeen Journal 
A T otes and Queries, iii., 262.] 

ALEXANDEE MITCHELL, eldest son 
1714 of John M. in Logie ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1688) ; became tutor to Charles Maitland, 
younger, of Pittrichie ; licen. by Presb. of 
Aberdeen 4th May 1698 ; ord. to Belhelvie 
28th Feb. 1699 ; pres. by the Principal and 
Masters of King's College May 1713 ; trans. 
and adm. 31st Aug. 1714 ; died 19th Jan. 
1728. He marr. 18th July 1699, Jean, 
daugh. of Thomas Innes, factor to the 
Earl of Panmure, and had issue — Thomas ; 
John ; Alexander, merchant, Aberdeen ; 
Margaret ; Anna, died Nov. 1714 ; a child 



born 1725 ; a child born 1726; Jean (marr. 
John Eobertson of Foveran). — [Privy Seal 
Eng. Reg., vi., 314.] 

GEOEGE CHALMERS, Principal of 
172g King's College; pres. by Masters of 
King's College ; called 19th June 
1728; adm. March 1729, but the settle- 
ment was set aside 15th May thereafter ; 
called anew 23rd Sept. 1729, and adm. by 
a Committee of Synod soon after, which 
was affirmed by the General Assembly 
21st May 1730. He held the Principalship 
in conjunction {q.v.). 

JAMES MITCHELL, born 1702; edu- 
1746 cate£ l at King's College ; M.A. (12th 
May 1719) ; licen. by Presb. of Aber- 
deen 30th Sept. 1724 ; ord. to Footdee 4th 
Jan. 1727 ; trans, to Second Charge 27th 
July 1731 ; trans, and adm. 6th Oct. 1746; 
died 20th Jan. 1773. He marr. 5th Dec. 
1727, Elizabeth Duncan, who died 7th April 
1792, aged 84, and had issue — William, 
min. of the Scots Church, Leyden; George 
James, born 27th Oct. 1732 ; Euphemia, 
born 16th Feb. 1734 (marr. 18th June 1761, 
Peter May) ; Archibald, born 19th Nov. 
1736; John, born 24th Aug. 1738; Thomas, 
born 5th Nov. 1740; Alexander, born 15th 
Nov. 1745 ; Diana, born 1st Sept. 1748, died 
31st Jan. 1749.— [Tombst. ; Steven's Scot. 
Church Rotterdam, 313.] 

PATRICK DUFF, born 1728, son of 
1773 Eobert D., min. of Aberlour; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, 1741-5 ; 
licen. by Presb. of Alford 22nd June 1753 ; 
ord. to Glenbuchat 2nd May 1754; trans, 
to Second Charge 6th March 1755; pres. 
by James, Earl of Fife, in April, trans, and 
adm. 23rd June 1773 ; died 6th March 1784. 
He marr. (1) 6th Aug. 1764, Henrietta 
Lumsden, who died s.p. 15th Nov. 1777, 
aged 47 : (2) 21st Oct. 1779, Elizabeth 
Forbes, who died s.p. 21st Dec. 1828, aged 
85.— [Records of Old Aberdeen, 238.] 

SKENE OGILVY, born 27th Sept. 1755, 
17s4 son of George O., min. of Banchory- 
Devenick; educated at King's Col- 
lege, Aberdeen; M.A. (1773); licen. by 
Presb. of Aberdeen 28th Nov. 1776; ord. 
to Skene 11th Sept. 1777; pres. by James, 



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Earl of Fife, in Aug., trans, and adm. 14th 
Oct. 1784 ; D.D. (Marischal College, 27th 
Sept. 1799) ; dem. 11th June 1830 ; died in 
London, 12th Dec. 1831. He marr. 16th 
Sept. 1783, Isabella (died 6th Sept. 1821), 
daugh. of George Seton of Mounie, and had 
issue — Alexander, born 28th Sept., and died 
12th Oct. 1785 ; George of Cool, Dumfries- 
shire, surgeon H.E.I.C.S., born 15th May 
1786; Anna, born 24th Dec. 1787 (marr. 
21st Oct. 1809, George Anderson, merchant, 
London) ; Janet Skene, bom 31st Dec. 1789 
(marr. 8th Feb. 1810, Alexander Anderson- 
Seton of Mounie) ; David, surgeon 
H.E.I.C.S., born 20th Sept. 1793, died 
31st Oct. 1814; Jean, born 11th Sept. 1794 
(marr. 4th Sept 1822, Capt. John Gordon, 
R.A.). Publications — The Excellence of 
Charity (Aberdeen, 1791) ; The Consola- 
tions on the Death of Friends (Aberdeen, 
1811); The Memory of our Rulers (Aber- 
deen, 1815) ; To the Heritors of the Parish 
of Old Machar (Aberdeen, [1817]); The 
Utility of the Ceremonial of a Coronation 
(Aberdeen, 1821). 

ROBERT SMITH, born 1797, son of 
1830 J° nn S-, bailie of Brechin, and Cecilia 
Gillies, sister of Adam G., Lord of 
Session; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh; licen. by Presb. of Brechin 10th 
May 1820; ord. to Dreghorn 22nd Feb. 
1821 ; trans, to Yester 15th Oct. 1829 ; 
pres. by Trustees of James, Earl of Fife, 
in July, trans, and adm. 22nd Sept. 1830 ; 
D.D. (King's College, 13th July 1858); 
died 11th Nov. 1877. He marr. 11th June 
1821, Mary Curzon (died 15th Aug. 1865, 
aged 71), daugh. of Thomas Molison, 
Provost of Brechin, and had issue — Ann 
Mary, born 4th Feb. 1823 (marr. 15th June 
1854, Frederick Fuller, Professor of Mathe- 
matics, Aberdeen Univ.) ; John, major- 
general Bengal Staff Corps, born 1st July 
1824, died 27th Nov. 1889; Thomas 
Molison, lieut. 8th Madras Infantry, born 
28th May 1826, died at Samulcotta, 23rd 
Nov. 1853 ; Adam Gillies, C.A., Edinburgh, 
born 30th Nov. 1827, died 8th Jan. 1900; 
Sir Colvin S., surgeon-general, G.C.B., 
M.D., served in the Indian Mutiny, was 
Principal Medical Officer with the Indian 



Contingent in the Egyptian Campaign 
(1882), and Honorary Surgeon to Queen 
Victoria and King Edward VII., born 4th 
Aug. 1829, died at South Kensington, 1st 
March 1913 ; Cecilia Gillies, born 28th Jan. 
1831, died 21st Nov. 1918; Robert, M.D., 
born 30th Aug. 1832 ; William Allardice, 
born 13th May 1834, died 19th March 1842; 
Molison, born 13th Feb. 1836, died 20th 
March 1S42 ; Margaret Christina, born 4th 
Jan. 1838, died 19th March 1842; Mary 
Curzon, born 28th Oct. 1839, died 17th Jan. 
1926. Publication — A Sermon on Isaiah 
liii., 1 (Aberdeen, 1836).— [Tombst.] 

GEORGE JAMIESON, born Turriff, 
.„„_ 18th July 1815, second son of Andrew 
J., merchant and chief magistrate ; 
educated at Turriff School, Grammar 
School, and King's College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A (1834), B.D. (1867); licen. by Presb. 
of Turriff in 1839; taught in Woolwich 
Academy and other schools in England ; 
became schoolmaster at Chapel of Garioch ; 
ord. to Gilcomston 30th Nov. 1843; trans, 
to Grange 14th May 1845 ; pres. by James, 
Earl of Fife ; trans, to Second Charge 3rd 
June 1858 ; trans, and adm. 20th June 
1878; D.D. (Aberdeen, 6th March 1886); 
died 12th March 1903. He marr. 20th Jan. 
1848, Jane (died 3rd Aug. 1898, aged 71), 
eldest daugh. of Andrew Wallace of Chapel 
of Seggat, Auchterless, and had issue — 
Georgina Jane, born 25th March 1851 
(marr. 16th Dec. 1876, William Wallace, 
London) ; William, Government surveyor, 
Australia, born 14th Feb. 1852 ; Fife, M.A., 
M.B., CM., Demonstrator of Anatomy, 
Univ. of Aberdeen, born 19th March 1854, 
died 18th April 1882 [his fellow-students 
founded a Medal in the Univ. in his 
memory] ; Ann Lumsden Wallace, born 
13th July 1856 ; Margaret, born 13th April 
1858 (marr. J. H. Fawcett, metallurgist), 
died at Coolgardie, Western Australia ; 
Andrew, C.E., Professor of Engineering 
in Technical College, Glasgow, born 18th 
Sept. 1859 ; Matthew Buchanan, C.E., born 
16th May 1860, died in Australia; Alexander 
William George Macduff, born 20th June, 
died 19th Aug. 1861; Alexander George, 
M.A., M.D., born 6th Sept. 1863, died at 



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[PEESB. OF 



Omaha, U.S.A., 13th May 1888; Isabella 
Mary Jane, born 15th Aug. 1865 (marr., 
10th Sept. 1888, William John Eitchie 
Simpson, C.M.G., Professor of Hygiene in 
King's College, London) ; Christian, born 
13th Aug. 1866 (marr. James Hall, min. 
of Banchory-Ternan). Publications — Gospel- 
Doctrines and Duties (Aberdeen, 1845); 
Established versus Free (Aberdeen, 1846); 
The Education Question (Aberdeen, 1854); 
The Essentials of Philosophy (Edinburgh, 
1859) ; The Church's Communion (Aber- 
deen, 1867) ; Carnality, or the Philosophy 
of Law Investigated (London, 1872) ; 
Try the Spirits (Aberdeen, 1876) ; Fore- 
knowledge and Predestination (Edinburgh, 
[1880]) ; Profound Problems in Theology 
(London, 1884); Discussions on the Atone- 
ment (Edinburgh, 1887) ; A New Psychology 
(Edinburgh, 1890); Neo-Catholicism in the 
Church of Scotland (Aberdeen, 1893). — 
\Thanage of Fermartyn, 135.] 

JOHN CALDER, born Cambusnethan, 
12th June 1843, son of John C, min. 
of Partick ; educated at High School 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 7th Dec. 1870 ; assistant at Kirk- 
hope and St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh ; ord. 
to Leochel-Cushnie 19th Sept. 1872 ; trans. 
to Second Charge 17th Oct. 1878; trans, 
and adm. 3rd June 1903 ; D.D. (Aberdeen, 
6th April 1904) ; res. 3rd June 1919 ; died 
unmarr. 3rd March 1923. 

BRUCE M'EWEN, born Stonehaven, 
1919 !876, son of Thomas M., school- 
master, and Susan Bruce, and nephew 
of William Straton Bruce, D.D., min. of 
Banff; educated at Fettes College and 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1897), B.D. 
(1900) ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 
1900 ; ord. (assistant and successor) at 
Gladsmuir 7th May 1903 ; Lecturer on 
Apologetics, Edinburgh Univ. 1908; trans, to 
Second Charge 2nd Sept. 1913; res. 9th Oct. 
1916 ; served as major in Sth Royal Scots 
and Machine-Gun Corps in European War ; 
wounded in Prance ; adm. to this charge 
20th Aug. 1919; D.Phil. (Edinburgh); died 
Sth June 1923. " Scholar and antiquary, 
preacher and churchman, soldier and 
patriot, man and brother, death fastened 



upon him on the field of war and claimed 
him after a brief respite in time of peace." 
He marr. Eleanor Officer Blackwood. 
Publication — Manual for First Communion 
(Aberdeen, n.d.). Epistolare in usum 
Ecclesice Cathedral is Aberdonensis [Pre- 
face by Professor Curtis, D.D., Introduc- 
tion by Francis C. Eeles (Edinburgh, 
1924.)] 

JOHN MACGILCHRIST, D.D.; trans. 

1923 ^ rom Govan (q.v.) and adm. here 

23rd Nov. 1923; app. Convener of 

Committee on Correspondence with the 

Scottish Church in England, 1924. 

Second Charge. 

ROBERT HOWIE, min. of Aberdeen, 
1595 said to be colleague in 1595. 

JOHN CHALMERS, Sub-Principal of 
1601 King's College, which he held in 
conjunction ; adm. before 25th Dec. 
1601 ; trans, to Keith in 1610. 

JOHN SEATON, M.A. ; adm. 12th June 
1650 1650 ; trans, to First Charge before 
18th March 1656. 



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ADAM SUTHERLAND, M.A. ; adm. 
(date uncertain) ; trans, to New 
Machar in 1676. 



ALEXANDER CLERK, M.A. ; ord. (at 
168S Kettins) 2nd, and trans, to Methlick 
16th Sept. 1683. 

DAVID CORSE, called 5th, 8th, 10th, 
.„.. and 11th Jan., and ord. 26th March 
(or 22nd April) 1704 ; trans, to First 
Charge 17 th May 1705. 

WILLIAM SMITH, educated at 
„ „ Marischal College ; M.A. (1708) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Deer 20th July 
1714; ord. (assistant) at Peterhead 9th 
Aug. 1716 ; called by Presb. jure devoluto 
6th March, trans, and adm. 8th May 
1717 ; adm. honorary burgess of Aberdeen 
in 1719, when he was made Master of 
Bishop Dunbar's Hospital ; died June 
1731. He purchased in 1720 two of the 
prebend's manses (Kinkell and Monymusk 
in the Chanonry of Aberdeen), and with 



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1747 



the stones built himself a three-storey house 
and offices. He marr. (1) 5th Feb. 1717, 
Elizabeth Lindsay : (2) Janet Keith, who 
died Sept. 1767 .—[Aberdeen Tests.] 

JAMES MITCHELL, M.A. ; trans, from 
Footdee and adm. 27th July 1731 ; 
trans, to First Charge 6th Oct. 1746. 

GEORGE BARTLET, born 1715, son 
of James B., merchant burgess of 
Aberdeen, and Ann, daugh. of David 
Gregory of Kinnairdie ; educated at Mari- 
schal College, 1727-31 ; licen. by Presb. of 
Ellon 27th July 1737 ; ord. to Footdee 17th 
June 1741 ; trans, to Crimond 9th Aug. 
1744 ; trans, and adm. 27th June 1747 ; died 
7th Dec. 1753. His early death was spoken 
of as "truly lamentable," as the church 
" has thereby lost one of its most able and 
faithful pastors." He marr. 21st June 1748, 
Helen (died 25th April 1766, aged 52), 
daugh. of William Gellie, bailie and Dean 
of Guild of Aberdeen, and had issue — 
Elizabeth, born 8th Oct. 1749 (marr. 1770, 
Richard Hyde, dyer) ; James, born 16th 
Sept. 1751, served heir 14th Nov. 1767. 

PATRICK DUFF, trans, from Glen- 

17ss buchat ; pres. by Principal and 

Masters of King's College June 

1754; adm. 6th March 1755; trans, to 

First Charge 23rd June 1773. 

THOMAS TAIT, M.A. ; pres. by James, 



1774 



Earl of Fife, Nov. 1773 ; ord. 15th 
Sept. 1774; trans, to Auchindoir 
18th April 1780. 

ROBERT DUNBAR, educated at 

Marischal College, 1763-7; licen. 

by Presb. of Forres 24th Nov. 1772 ; 

ord. (assistant) at Dyke 6th April 1779; 

pres. by James, Earl of Fife, in July, trans. 

and adm. 30th Aug. 1 780 ; died 7th Sept. 1 787 . 

ALEXANDER HENDERSON, M.A., 
1788 P res- ky James, Earl of Fife, in 
March, and ord. 1st May 1788; 
trans, to Echt 16th June 1791. 

GEORGE GRANT, pres. by James, Earl 
791 of Fife, 6th July, and adm. 11th Aug. 
1791 ; trans, to Mortlach 14th May 
1794. 



ALEXANDER SIMPSON, MA.. ; pres. 
1795 k y J ames > Earl of Fife, Oct. 1794 ; 
ord. 21st Jan. 1795 ; trans, to New 
Machar 28th Nov. 1804. 



ALEXANDER WALKER, M.A. ; pres. 
by James, Earl of Fife, in April, 
and ord. 8th Aug. 1805 ; trans, to 
Urquhart 4th April 1811. 



1805 



GILBERT GERARD, D.D. ; Professor 

1811 °^ Divinity in King's College (q.v.), 

which he held in conjunction ; pres. 

by trustees of James, Earl of Fife,in Aug., and 

adm. 19th Sept. 1811; died 28th Sept. 1815. 

PATRICK FORBES, born 17th June 
1776, son of Francis F., min. of 
Grange ; educated at Marischal Col- 
lege ; M.A. (1793); app. schoolmaster of 
Grange 1st May 1793-4; licen. by Presb. of 
Strathbogie 3rd May 1797 ; ord. to Boharm 
14th Aug. 1800 ; pres. by trustees of James, 
Earl of Fife, in March, trans, and adm. 
9th May 1816 ; D.D. (St Andrews, 7th July 
1821); elected Moderator of the General 
Assembly 21st May 1829 ; app. Professor of 
Humanity and Chemistry, King's College, 
18th July 1817; died 13th Oct. 1847. He 
was familiarly known as "Prosody." He 
marr. (1) 3rd June 1800, Helen (died 
13th July 1816), daugh. of John Copland, 
merchant and bailie of Aberdeen, and had 
issue — Jemima, born 5th March 1801, died 
19th July 1810; John, LL.D., Professor of 
Hebrew, Univ. of Aberdeen, born 16th Nov. 
1802 ; Francis, min. of St Luke's, Demerara, 
born 27th Sept. 1804 ; Anna, born 20th May 
1806 (marr. 17th Nov. 1834, Alexander 
Thurburn, Alexandria, Egypt), died 4th 
June 1876 : (2) 17th Dec. 1821, Mary (born 
16th Nov. 1800, died 24th Jan. 1879), second 
daugh. of George Glennie, D.D., min. of 
West Parish, Aberdeen, and had issue — 
Alexander of Dacca, Bengal, born 13th July 
1823, died 22nd Oct. 1891 ; George, cashier, 
Bank of England, born 2nd Jan. 1825, died 
at Manningtree, 25th May 1874 ; Margaret, 
born 24th Aug. 1826 ; Mary, born 19th Feb. 
1830, died 5th Jan. 1918; Patrick, M.D., 
born 5th Oct. 1832, died 3rd Dec. 1854; 
Isabella, born 14th Nov. 1834, died 27th 
April 1835 ; Elizabeth Jane, born 5th May 



24 



ST MACHAR'S— POWIS— ROSEMOUNT 



[pRESB. OF 



1837, died 21st April 1851 ; James Beattie, 
min. of Leslie, born 13th April 1838 ; Helen, 
born 28th June 1839, died 20th July 1924. 
Isabella, born 27th Aug. 1842, died 17th 
Aug. 1853. Publications — Syllabus of 
Lectures on Chemistry (Aberdeen, 1825) ; 
Letter regarding Bills for the Regulation 
of the Scottish Universities (Aberdeen, 
1835) ; Letter to Alexander Bannerman 
(Aberdeen, 1835) ; Considerations on the 
Constitution of the Church of Scotland 
(Edinburgh, 1841). He translated Principle 
of Interpretation of the Old Testament from 
the "Institutio Interpretis Veteris Testa- 
menti " of J. H. Pareau (Biblical Cabinet, 
viii.). — [Records of Old Aberdeen, 218 ; 
Rodger's Aberdeen Doctors, 246-50.] 

JAMES GEORGE WOOD, born 
1848 Slamannan, 29th July 1818, eldest 
son of William W., farmer ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. to Bath- 
gate 28th Sept. 1843; trans, to Middle 
Parish, Paisley, 21st Feb. 1845; pres. by 
James, Earl of Fife ; trans, and adm. 14th 
Sept. 1848; died 11th Oct. 1857. He marr. 
8th Feb. 1844, Georgina (died at Glasgow, 
9th Oct. 1896, aged 76), daugh. of George 
Ure, and had issue — William Maine, born 
13th Jan. 1848; George Ure, born 15th 
April 1850 ; Georgina Helen, born 4th Dec. 
1854 (marr. David Nicol). 

GEORGE JAMIESON, trans, from 
Grange and adm. 3rd June 1858 ; 
trans, to First Charge 20th June 1878. 

JOHN CALDER, trans, from Leochel- 

.„_„ Cuslmie and adm. 17th Oct. 1878 ; 

trans, to First Charge 3rd June 1903. 

THOMAS SHERRETT CARGILL, 
lgo3 M.A., B.D.; ord. 25th Nov. 1903; 
trans, to Cromdale 9th Nov. 1909. 

JAMES KIRK, M.A., M.C. ; trans, from 
Forteviot and adm. 2nd March 1910 ; 
trans, to Dunbar 23rd April 1913 

(c/. Vol. I., 406) ; died of wounds received 

in action 1st April 1918. 

BRUCE M'EWEN, M.A., B.D., D.Phil. ; 
trans, from Gladsmuir and adm. 2nd 
Sept. 1913 ; res. 9th Oct. 1916 [after- 
wards min. of First Charge]. 



1913 



CHARLES M'GLASHAN, born 
lgl7 Strowan, Perthshire, 19th Nov. 1867, 
son of Alexander M. and Margaret 
M'Reanor ; educated at Monzievaird School 
and Univs. of Glasgow and St Andrews ; 
licen.byPresb.of Perthl5th May 1890; assist- 
ant at Larbert and West Parish, Aberdeen; 
ord. to Maryculter 9th Jan. 1900; trans, and 
adm. 12th Jan. 1917; trans, to Strichen, 15th 
May 1925. Marr. 4th June 1902, Ellen 
Barclay, youngest daugh. of Francis Love, 
Roebuck Park, Carron, and Janet Barclay. 

MELVILLE DINWIDDLE, born 18th 
lg25 July 1892, son of John Linton D., 
min. of Ruthwell; educated at Dum- 
fries Academy and Univ.of Edinburgh; M.A. 
(1914), B.D. (1925); licen. by Presb. of Edin- 
burgh 25th March 1925 ; assistant at South 
Leith; ord. to this parish 16th Sept. 1925. 
Served in Gordon Highlanders in European 
War, commissioned 1914, on active service 
in France 1915-19, promoted capt. in 1915, 
appointed staff-capt. in 1916, and D.A.A.G. 
at G.H.Q. 1917, staff-capt. in War Office 
1920-4; awarded M.C. (1915), D.S.O. (1917), 
O.B.E. (1919), six times mentioned in dis- 
patches, retired with rank of major, 15th Aug. 
1924. Marr. 6th Jan. 1920, Margaret Arnott, 
elder daugh. of Alexander Guild, W.S.,Edin- 
burgh, and has issue— John Alexander, born 
1st Dec. 1920 ; Mona Margaret, born 18th 
Aug. 1922. 

POWIS (Q.S.). 

[A chapel was built at Powis in or about 
1895. On 8th Jan. 1904 the parish of Powis 
was disjoined from St Machar's, Rosemount, 
and Woodside.] 

THOMAS DAVID WATT, M.A. ; trans. 

1896 from Robertson Memorial Mission, 

Grassmarket, Edinburgh, adm. 17th 

May 1896; adm. first min. of this parish 9th 

Jan. 1904 ; trans, to Glengairn 31st Jan. 1924. 

ALEXANDER MOIR, M.A.; trans. 
1924 from Mouswald (q.v.), 24th June 1924. 

ROSEMOUNT (Q.S.). 

[The church was opened 9th Dec. 1877. 
On 14th July 1879 the parish of Rosemount 
was disjoined from St Machar's.] 



Aberdeen] ROSEMOUNT— RUBISLAW— RUTHRIESTON 



25 



1878 



1882 



1895 



1901 



1907 



JAMES LEASE, M.A. ; trans, from 
Lonmay 13th June 1878 and adm. 
first min. of this parish ; trans, to St 
Stephen's, Broughty Ferry, 24th Nov. 1881. 

DUNCAN CAMPBELL, M.A., B.D. ; 
min. of the Scots Church, Paris ; 
adm. 11th May 1882 ; trans, to St 
Matthew's, Edinburgh, 25th July 1894. 

WILLIAM BOBLAND, M.A., B.D. ; 
ord. 31st Jan. 1895; trans, to Dunbar 
17th May 1901. Publication— Hose- 
mount Parish Church : the Work of Twenty- 
one Years (Aberdeen, 1898). 

GEOBGE WAUCHOPE STEWABT, 
M.A., B.D.; trans, from West Parish, 
Fraserburgh, 25th Sept. 1901 ; trans, 
to Fyvie 7th Nov. 1906. 

THOMAS WILKIE WILSON, M.A., 
B.D. ; trans, from Greenlaw, Paisley, 
2nd April 1907 ; trans, to Stow 27th 
Jan. 1911 (cf Vol. II., 165). Publications— 
The Permanence of Christianity (London, 
1919); The Stow of Wedale (Aberdeen, 1924). 

NEIL MACLEOD BOSS, M.A., B.D. ; 
trans, from St James's, Kirkcaldy, 
10th Aug. 1911 ; trans, to Buccleuch, 
Edinburgh, 17th Sept. 1913. 

JAMES KISSOCK WILKIN, born 
Caerlaverock, 14th June 1868, son 
of James W. and Marion Kissock ; 
educated at Dumfries Academy, Univs. of 
Edinburgh, M.A. (1891), Marburg, and 
Berlin ; licen. by Presb. of Dumfries 2nd 
May 1894 ; locum tenens at Skelmorlie ; 
assistant at Ellon, Abbotshall, and Alloa ; 
ord. to Ladhope 5th Dec. 1900 ; trans, and 
adm. 18th Feb. 1914. Marr. 10th April 
1901, Anne, daugh. of John Brander and 
Margaret Laing. 

RUBISLAW. 

[On 19th March 1877, the parish of 
Bubislaw was disjoined from St Nicholas.] 

HENRY COWAN, M.A., B.D. ; trans, 
from Ferryhill and app. 6th June 
1875 ; adm. first min. of this parish 

19th April 1877 ; trans, to New Greyfriars, 

Edinburgh, 27th Sept. 1882. 



1911 



1914 



1883 



EOBEET THOMSON, born Greenock, 
24th July 1843, eldest son of Bobert 
T., artificer, Greenock, and Agnes 
Orr ; educated at Greenock Academy and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; B. A. (1860), M.A. (1861) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Greenock 10th May 
1865 ; assistant at West Parish, Greenock, 
and Barony, Glasgow; ord. to North Church, 
Stirling, 6th Nov. 1866 ; trans, to Bothesay 
16th May 1870 ; trans, and adm. 22nd May 
1883; B.D. (Glasgow, 1908); res. 27th 
Dec. 1921. Marr. 18th Oct. 1871, Kate, 
fourth daugh. of William Cockburn, Port 
Canning, Bengal, and Kate Laing, and has 
issue — Bobert Cockburn, born 15th, and 
died 28th Sept. 1872; Kate Cockburn, 
born 1st April 1874 (marr. 1st Dec. 1903, 
Herman Gunther) ; Edith, born 10th July 
1875 (marr. 3rd Sept. 1914, Hugh Barr); 
Violet Elizabeth, born 11th Oct. 1880 (marr. 
18th June 1902, Charles E. Bitchie); Alice 
Mary, born 11th July 1886. Publication— 
The Preaching of Christ (Synod Sermon) 
(Aberdeen, 1888). 



1922 



VINCENT CASSELS ALEXANDEB, 
born London, 10th Sept. 1886, 
youngest son of Major James 
A., Whitehouse, Edinburgh, and Augusta 
Marie Eck ; educated at Dulwich College, 
London, Fettes College, Univ. of Edin- 
burgh; M.A. (1909), B.D. (1912); licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh 9th May 1912; 
assistant at St Mary's, Dundee ; ord. to 
Bow 17th Sept. 1914; trans, and adm. 14th 
June 1922. Marr. 9th Feb. 1921, Nora, 
youngest daugh. of William Mackay, 
Thurso, and Mima Alexa Taylor, and 
has issue — Alexa Marie, born 22nd Dec. 
1921 ; Alastair Boss Cassels, born 22nd 
July 1924. 



RUTHRIESTON (Q.S.). 

[Services were begun in 1876 in the old 
school of Buthrieston by Dr M'Clymont and 
his assistants, and in 1881 an iron church 
was secured. A new church was opened 
by Professor Story in April 1891. The 
parish of Buthrieston was disjoined from 
Holburn and Ferryhill on 28th Nov. 1902.] 



26 



RUTHRIESTON 



[PEESB. OF 



1881 



THOMAS SCOTT, M.A. ; app. May 
1881 ; res. in July on being app. as 



Indian chaplain (g.v.). 



1881 



JOHN CEAWFOED, M.A., B.D. ; app. 
in 1881 ; res. the same year on being 



app. as Indian chaplain (g.v.). 



WILLIAM T. W. LOWE, born Laurence- 
1882 kirk, 1854, educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; app. April 1882. 

DAVID LILLIE, M.A., B.D. ; app. in 
1884 1884 [afterwards min. of Watten]. 

ALEXANDEE JACK, M.A.; app. in 
1886 1886 [afterwards min. of Towie]. 



1888 



JOHN HEEON, M.A, B.D. ; app. Nov. 
1888 ; res. on being app. as Indian 



chaplain (g.v.). 



WILLIAM KEAN, born Rothesay, 31st 
July 1857, son of William K. ; edu- 
cated at Eothesay School and Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (1880); B.D. (1881); licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow in 1881 ; assistant at St 
George's, Glasgow; ord. Consular chaplain 
and min. of St Andrew's Church, Alexandria, 
Egypt, 6th May 1884, where he rendered 
conspicuous service during the bombard- 
ment of that city ; adm. to this charge in 
1893 ; res. in 1895 ; app. assistant agent of 
the British and Foreign Bible Society at St 
Petersburg [Leningrad] in 1895 and became 
sole agent in 1897 ; D.D. (Glasgow, 1899) ; 
died during the Eevolution in Eussia in 
Dec. 1918. He was a singularly success- 
ful agent of the Bible Society. His wide 
and sympathetic knowledge, his mastery of 
many languages, his administrative ability, 
and his shrewd wisdom in the conduct of 
affairs won for him a position of unusual 
influence. While he held office he super- 
vised the circulation in Eussia of over 
eleven million copies of the Scriptures. 
During the War he exerted himself heroic- 
ally on behalf of the Eussian armies, the 
sick and wounded, and the prisoners of 
war from Central Europe. After the 
Eevolution he remained courageously at 
his post, in face of much hardship and 
peril, acting as secretary of a committee 
for the relief of British residents in Petro- 



grad, and conducting a regular Sunday 
service. Among his last letters to the 
Bible Society he wrote in September 1917 : 
" Clear out at once, if you want to carry 
off a little of what you have ; less it will 
be, every day you remain ; and if you 
remain to the end, you will have nothing. 
My goal is the end." He marr. 21st Oct. 
1884, Mary, daugh. of James Macgregor 
and Mary Scott, and had issue — Andrew 
Malloch, lawyer, born 8th March 1887 ; 
Dallas, master of a merchant steamship, 
born 28th June 1889, reported missing 
during 1915 ; Ethel, Welfare secretary, 
born 11th May 1891 ; Francis, accountant, 
born 9th Oct. 1893.— [The Bible in the 
World (1919).] 

KENNETH DANIEL M'LAREN, M.A., 
B.D. ; trans, from St Andrew's, Cal- 
cutta, 1st Sept. 1895 ; trans, to Saline 
29th Nov. 1900. 



1895 



1902 



1906 



JOHN MOEEISON M'LUCKIE, 
formerly of Scots Church, St Vin- 
cent ; adm. 29th Nov. 1902 ; trans, 
to Wallacetown, Dundee, 11th April 1906. 

JOHN MARSHALL PRYDE, M.A., 
B.D. ; ord. 15th Aug. 1906; trans, 
to St Modan's, Falkirk, 11th Oct. 
1910 (g.v.); dem. 1916; assistant at Kil- 
renny and adm. min. there 29th May 1925. 

JAMES ALEXANDER WADDELL 
19U MULLIGAN, B.A. ; adm. 22nd 
Feb. 1911 ; trans, to Strachan 15th 
Jan. 1920. 

M'INTOSH MOWAT, born Drumlithie, 
1920 15t ^ Sept. 1890, son of James M. 
and Marjory M'Intosh ; educated at 
Mackie Academy, Stonehaven, Gordon's 
College, and Univs. of Aberdeen and 
Edinburgh ; B.L. (1922) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen 16th June 1920 ; assistant at 
Holburn ; ord. 16th June 1920. Marr. 24th 
Dec. 1914, Antoinette, daugh. of Ronald 
M'Donald Mollison and Margaret Wilson, 
and has issue — Marjory M'Intosh, born 
26th May 1917; Gilbert Mollison, born 
28th April 1921 ; Alexander Ruthrieston 
(twin), born 28th April 1921 ; Mackintosh 
Henry Cowan, born 2nd Jan. 1926. 



ABERDEEN] 



ST CLEMENT'S 



27 



ST CLEMENT'S, or FOOTDEE. 

[In the parish of St Nicholas, near the 
mouth of the river Dee, stood of old the 
fishing village of Futtie. In it, from an 
early time, there was a chapel of St Futach, 
styled in Gaelic Mo Futach. It is more 
than likely that the dedication of this 
chapel gave the place its name of Futtie. 
The local tradition tells that St Futach 
was an early Pictish teacher of the faith. 
However that may be, there was at Futtie, 
in later times, a chapel dedicated to St 
Photinus, the Martyr of Apamea in 
Phrygia. Futtie was joined to Torry on 
the further side of the Dee by a wide 
passage called St Fittick's, or St Futach's 
Ferry. As at some other wide ferries, 
this one had a second chapel near the 
landing-place at Torry. It, too, bore the 
name of St Photinus. By the end of the 
fifteenth century the shrine of St Photinus 
at Futtie had given place to a later chapel 
dedicated to St Clement, the patron of 
mariners. A hundred years afterwards 
this chapel of St Clement had fallen into 
ruin, and was no longer in use. In 1631 
St Clement's Chapel was restored and 
became a place of regular worship. During 
the nineteenth century Futtie was taken 
into the city of Aberdeen. The old chapel 
was about that time rebuilt on a larger 
scale. On 28th March 1828 the parish of 
St Clement was disjoined, quoad omnia, 
from that of St Nicholas.] 

ALEXANDEE BOSS, M.A.; trans. 

from Insch and elected 22nd June 

1631 1631; D.D. (King's College 1631); 

trans, to Third or North Charge, Aberdeen, 

9th Nov. 1636. 



1636 



WILLIAM ROBERTSON, born about 
1610, son and heir of Charles R., 
burgess of Aberdeen ; educated at 
Marischal College, 1626-30; elected 14th 
Sept. 1636; signed the Covenant 22nd 
July 163S ; was elected one of the mins. 
of the City in 1640, but not settled ; fled the 
country with the mins. of the City in 1645. 

[JOHN BURNETT, elected preacher 
19th Sept. 1649.] 



1652 



[JAMES RITCHIE, M.A. (King's Col- 
lege 1645) ; also elected preacher 4th Sept. 
1650.] 

ROBERT DOWNIE, son of William D., 
Banchory, and nephew of Thomas 
Reid, secretary to the Univ. ; edu- 
cated at King's College; M.A. (1623), 
M.D. ; app. librarian of Marischal College 
8th Feb. 1632 ; adm. before 1652 ; gave his 
library to the College in 1662; died 14th 
Aug. 1663. He marr. Isobel Walker, and 
had issue — Patrick, died in England in 
1679 ; Katherine ; Isobel. Publications — 
Poems dedicated to the Earl of Kinnovl ; 
Scotorum Elogium, dedicated to Charles I. 
(Aberdeen, 1641) ; " Epitaphia Metrica," 
xxvii.-x.xxi. (Forbes's Funeral Sermons, 
Aberdeen, 1635).— [G. R. Inhib., 19th April 
1670; Maidment's Scot. Writers; Row's 
Diary [where D. is called " catechist at 
Futtie."]] 



WILLIAM MITCHELL, elected 4th 
April 1667 ; probably deprived in 
1681 on account of the Test ; adm. 
to Leslie, Fife, 1688. 



1667 



1683 



ALEXANDER GRAY, born about 1660, 
son of Thomas G., Provost of Aber- 
deen ; educated at Marischal College, 
1674-8; elected 7th June 1682; ord. in 1683; 
burgess of Aberdeen in 1695 ; dep. 27th June 
1716, for praying for the Chevalier de St 
George during the Rising. — [Scot. Notes 
and Queries, xii., 39.] 

JAMES OGILVIE, M.A. ; pres. by the 
Town Council 18th Jan., and ord. 
1720 23rd March 1720; trans, to Inch- 
ture 28th April 1726. 

JAMES MITCHELL, M.A.; pres. by 
l727 the Town Council 3rd Oct. 1726; 
ord. 4th Jan. 1727 ; trans, to Second 
Charge, Old Machar, 27th July 1731. 

ALEXANDER STRACHAN, pres. 21st 
July, and ord. 28th Aug. 1731 ; 



1731 



trans, to Keig 30th April 1740. 



GEORGE BARTLET, pres. 8th Sept. 
1740; ord. 17th June 1741; trans, 
to Crimond 9th Aug. 1744. 



28 



ST CLEMENT'S 



[PEESB. OF 



1745 



GEOEGE ABERCROMBIE, pres. by 
the Town Council and ord. 12th 
June 1745 ; trans, to Forgue 15th 
Aug. 1759. 

WILLIAM BISSET, M.A. ; elected by 
11?60 the Town Council in 1759 ; ord. 
7th May 1760 ; trans, to Drumblade 
11th July 1764. 

ALEXANDER BURNETT, M.A. ; ord. 

1765 19th June 1765; dem. 20th Aug. 

1773 [afterwards min. of Careston]. 

ALEXANDER FULLERTON, born 
1737 ; educated at Marischal College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1757); became 
schoolmaster of Fetteresso ; app. one of 
the masters of the Grammar School, 
Aberdeen, 23rd April ] 760 ; licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen 25th March 1767 ; elected by 
the Town Council Sept. 1773; ord. 23rd 
Feb. 1774, holding his mastership in con- 
junction ; died 10th Sept. 1787. He marr. 
29th Dec. 1777, Jean, daugh. of John Mair, 
min. of Rayne ; she survived him and marr. 
(2) William Paterson, min. of Logie-Buchan. 
Publication — The Measures of Toleration, a 
sermon (Aberdeen, 1783). — [Tombst] 

JOHN THOMSON, born 31st Jan. 1757, 



1774 



1787 



son of Patrick T., min. of Tough ; 

educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (8th Feb. 1773) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Alford 7th May 1777 ; ord. by 
it 2nd Sept. 1778 without a charge ; pres. 
by the Town Council 20th Sept. 1787; 
M.D. (King's College, 12th Oct. 1807); 
adm. first min. of this parish 7th May 
1828 ; died 16th Jan. 1838. He marr. 5th 
June 1792, Barbara Hay, who died 22nd 
Dec. 1836, aged 77, and had issue — Helen, 
born 25th March 1793 (marr. 5th June 1812, 
Captain William Rait, R.N.) ; Elizabeth, 
born 15th Nov. 1794 (marr. Alexander 
Mortimer), died 23rd Jan. 1822 ; Jane, 
born 10th April 1797 ; Barbara, born 13th 
March 1799 (marr. 19th Oct. 1820, George 
Crawford, merchant, Montrose). — [Gam- 
mie's Churches of Aberdeen, 56, 183-5.] 

ALEXANDER SPENCE, born 12th 
18g!7 Dec. 1804, son of William S., min. 
of Glenbuchat ; educated at Mari- 
schal College; M.A. (1st April 1822); 



licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 30th Aug. 
1827 ; pres. by the Town Council in April, 
and ord. (assistant and successor) 1st Aug. 
1837. Joined the Free Church in 1843; 
min. of St Clement's Free Church, 1843-90 ; 
D.D. (Aberdeen, Dec. 1866); died 30th 
Aug. 1890 [the last of the Aberdeen 
mins. who seceded in 1843]. He marr. (1) 
24th June 1845, Janet Simpson Gibb, who 
died 14th Aug. 1850, and had issue- 
Catherine Easton, born 4th May 1846 
(marr. James M'Kissock Shiach, min. of 
Abbey Free Church, Dunfermline) ; Mary 
Jane, born 20th Sept. 1847 (marr. Robert 
Urquhart, min. of Free Church, Botriph- 
nie): (2) 19th Oct. 1852, Janet Auchie, 
who died 24th Dec. 1899, and had issue- 
Alexander Easton, min. of Free Church, 
Insch, born 1860. Publication — Fisheries 
(Account of the City, New Stat. Ace, xii.). 

JAMES NEWLANDS, born Banff about 

1843 1811 i educated at King's College; 

M.A. (1831) ; became schoolmaster 

of Foveran ; licen. by Presb. of Turriff and 

ord. 28th Sept. 1843 ; dep. 2nd June 1849. 

WALTER CARRICK, born St Andrews, 

184g 1825, son of James O, farmer, 

Balfron ; educated at Univ. of 

Glasgow; M.A. (1844); ord. 27th Dec. 

1849 ; died unmarr. 16th June 1850. 

JAMES FRASER, ord. 21st Nov. 1850 ; 
1850 trans, to St John's, Glasgow, 26th 
Sept. 1861. He had issue (cf. Vol. II., 
268)— James, born 5th Nov. 1852; John, 
born 13th Jan. 1854 ; Alexander, born 5th 
June 1855. 

JOHN WILSON HEPBURN, born 
1862 Kii mun > 1847 ; ord. 6th March 1862 ; 
dep. 25th May 1870; died 14th 
Sept. 1875. 

GEORGE FORBES INNES PHILIP, 

1870 trans, from Skene 13th Oct. 1870; 

trans, to New Deer 27th March 1879. 

CHARLES CADELL MACDONALD, 

born Edinburgh, 19th Aug. 1837, 

son of John Cadell M., M.D., and 

Christina Ritchie ; educated at High 

School and Univ. of Edinburgh; licen. 

by Presb. of Edinburgh in 1862 ; assistant 



Aberdeen] ST CLEMENT'S— ST FITTICK'S— ST GEORGE'S 



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at Tron and Lady Glenorchy's, Edinburgh ; 
ord. to Inverbrothock 26th Dec. 1862 ; 
trans, to New Parish, Eothesay, 9th March 
1876 ; trans, to South Parish, Paisley, 18th 
July 1877 ; trans, and adm. 11th Sept. 
1879; D.D. (Aberdeen, 4th April 1900); 
chaplain to Aberdeen prison ; died 15th 
Feb. 1920. He was a keen politician of 
the Liberal school, and meetings he 
attended seldom closed without cries for 
a speech from " C. C," by which he was 
familiarly known. During the movement 
for Disestablishment, no more eloquent 
voice was raised against the proposal. 
He had a marked personality and was 
one of the most popular mins. in the 
North. He marr. 31st Dec. 1862, Margaret 
Olivia, daugh. of Eobert William Fraser, 
min. of St John's, Edinburgh, and had 
issue — Ethel Olivia Maga, born 10th 
Aug. 1864 (marr. Francis S. Traill Straith, 
banker, London) ; Alice Margaret May, 
born 29th Aug. 1865; Eonald William 
Cadell, M.D., Inverness, born 4th July 
1868; Minnie Elizabeth May, born 14th 
Dec. 1869 (marr. Archibald Macdiarmid, 
New Jersey) ; Oswald Kobert Cadell, in 
Canada, born 2nd July 1874. 

JOHN STUART CAMERON, bom 
Motherwell, 27th Dec. 1889, son of 
Hugh C. and Janet M'Call ; edu- 
cated at Dalziel High School and Univ. 
of Glasgow; M.A. (1912), B.D. (1915); 
licen. by Presb. of Hamilton May 1915 ; 
assistant at Cambuslang and Buenos Aires ; 
ord. camp assistant at Buenos Aires 9th 
April 1916 ; chaplain to the Forces in 
Russia and Palestine May 1918 to July 
1920; adm. to this charge 5th Oct. 1920; 
trans, to Springburn, Glasgow, 1926. 
Marr. 6th Feb. 1918, Warina M'Donald, 
daugh. of John. S. M'Lean and Catherine 
Grant, and has issue — Gilbert Stuart, born 
11th Feb. 1919 ; Ian Grant, born 23rd June 
1921 ; Hector Macdonald, born 20th Dec. 
1922 ; Warina M'Call, born 1st Sept. 1924. 

ST FITTICK'S (Q.S.). 

[In old times, travellers leaving Aber- 
deen for the south were wont to cross the 
Dee from Futtie to Torry by St Fittick's 



1920 



Ferry. This place gets its name from St 
Futach (Gaelic, Mo Futach), whom the 
tradition of the country honours as an 
early Pictish missionary. St Futach had 
an ancient chapel at Futtie. In later times, 
when this old chapel had been rebuilt, we 
find its former dedication replaced by 
the name of St Photinus of Apamea, the 
Phrygian martyr. Then, too, there had 
been built a second chapel on the further 
side of the ferry, beside the landing-place 
at Torry. There likewise the Patron was 
St Photinus. Towards the end of the 
nineteenth century, Torry became part of 
the City of Aberdeen, and a mission chapel 
was planted there. The parish of St Fittick 
was disjoined from Nigg on 17th December 
1915.] 

ARCHIBALD M'INTYRE, M.A. ; ord. 
1900 17 th July 1900; trans, to Ting wall 
30th April 1908. 

AUGUST JOHN RESTING, M.A., 
lgo8 B.D. ; trans, from St John's, Kirk- 
caldy, 8th Oct. 1908 ; res. Dec. 1910; 
min. of Mossgreen in 1918 ; trans, to Fort 
Augustus 12th Nov. 1925. 

JOHN GORDON, born Edinburgh, 8th 
lgll April 1863, son of James G. and 
Mary Buchan ; educated at George 
Watson's College and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1883); licen. by Presb. of Edin- 
burgh 13th May 1887 ; assistant at Hawick, 
1887-92, Culross, 1892-4; ord. to Second 
Charge, Culross, 17th May 1894; trans, 
and adm. 4th Oct. 1911. Marr. 4th Sept. 
1894, Alison (died 18th Aug. 1918), youngest 
daugh. of John Murray, Hawick, and has 
issue— Margaret Isabella Maitland, born 
10th Oct. 1900 (marr. 6th July 1920, Hugh 
Wolfe Corner, M.B., Ch.B., Bournemouth). 

ST GEORGE'S (Q.S.). 

[St George's Parish was disjoined from 
that of St Nicholas on 15th March 1880. 
The church of the parish is often styled 
St George's-in-the-West, as if it were still 
only a chapel in the West Parish from 
which it was severed. The term as thus 
applied seems misleading and lacks any 
descriptive meaning.] 



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ST GEORGE'S— ST NINIAN'S 



[presb. or 



JAMES SMITH, born Old Machar, 27th. 
1R7q Nov. 1855, son of James S., bookseller 
[son of Lewis S., a well-known book- 
seller in Aberdeen], and Christian, daugh. 
of Alexander Wallace Chalmers, Governor 
of Bridewell; educated at Michie's Academy, 
Aberdeen, Smith's Academy, Fordyce, and 
Univ. of Aberdeen; MA. (1874), B.D. 
(1877) ; assistant librarian at Aberdeen 
Univ., 1876-8 ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
2nd May 1877 ; assistant at West Parish, 
Aberdeen, 4th Nov. 1877 to 5th Jan. 1879 ; 
ord. 20th Feb. 1879 ; app. chaplain to 
Volunteer Medical Staff Corps 7th June 
1889 ; promoted first-class chaplain 11th 
Oct. 1909 ; chaplain (with rank of Colonel) 
1st and 2nd Highland Field Ambulances 
and 1st Scottish General Hospital in 1914-21 
(T.D.) ; died suddenly in vestry 2nd Nov. 
1924. He was the most popular min. 
in Aberdeen in his day. He took a 
deep interest in all its affairs, civic and 
religious, and was a member of many 
educational and philanthropic committees. 
During the Great War he enlisted recruits 
to such an extent as to constitute a com- 
plete regiment. He made many notable 
genealogical researches, and amassed a vast 
library of local literature. He began with 
a congregation of less than a hundred 
and at his death the membership was 
close on two thousand. Publications — The 
Church and Amusements (Aberdeen, 1887) ; 
Christianity and Benevolent Patriotism 
(Aberdeen, 1889) ; The Story of the 
Medical Staff Corps (Aberdeen, 1891) ; 
The Book of St George's-in-the- West (Aber- 
deen, 1892) ; A Pilgrimage to Palestine 
(Aberdeen, 1895) ; A Pilgrimage to Egypt 
(Aberdeen, 1897) ; A Pilgrimage to Italy 
(Aberdeen 1899); The Signs of the Times 
[Synod Sermon] (Aberdeen, 1899) ; Twenty- 
one Tears' History of St George's-in-the- 
West Parish (Aberdeen, 1900) ; In Memo- 
riam : Queen Victoria (Aberdeen, 1901); 
Spiritual Independence : What is It 1 
(Aberdeen, 1904); Twenty - four Tears' 
History of St-George's-in-the-West Parish 
(Aberdeen, 1904) ; The Soid and Knowledge 
(Aberdeen, 1906) ; Against Cruelty to Dumb 
Animals (Aberdeen, 1907) ; Twenty-eighth 
Anniversary of St George's (Aberdeen, 



1907) ; Patriotism (Aberdeen, 1908) ; Faith 
in God (Aberdeen, 1908) ; In Memoriam : 
Xing Edward VII. (Aberdeen, 1910); 
Christian Manliness (Aberdeen, 1912); 
The Social Problem in relation to Home, 
School, Church, Parliament (Aberdeen, 
1912); Genealogies of an Aberdeen Family, 
1540-1913 (Aberdeen, 1913); The Recruit- 
ing Week (Aberdeen, 1914) ; David the 
Cadet (Aberdeen, 1915) ; The Call to Arms 
(Aberdeen, 1915) ; The Soldier's Watchword 
(Aberdeen, 1915) ; The Roll of Honour of St 
George's (Aberdeen, 1915) ; War Pastorals 
(Aberdeen, 1915 - 19) ; War Anniversary 
Services (Aberdeen, 1915-18); The Raising 
of the lo7th Brigade (City of Aberdeen) 
E.F.A. (Aberdeen, 1917); The Great Vic- 
tory (a Sermon at the Armistice) (Aber- 
deen, 1918); Ecclesiastical Celebrations (at 
Minister's Fortieth Anniversary) (Aberdeen, 
1919) ; Dedication of War Memorial, a 
booklet (Aberdeen, 1922) ; Righteousness, a 
sermon (Aberdeen, 1923). 

NEIL MELDEUM, M.A., B.D., Ph.D., 
trans, from Forteviot (q.v.) 3rd June 



1925 



1925. 



ST NINIAN'S (Q.S.). 

[A chapel was built here in 1899. St 
Ninian's Parish was disjoined from Eose- 
mount and Eubislaw on 10th July 1903.] 

MAXWELL JAMES WEIGHT, born 
Singapore, 9th Sept. 1857, son of 
Captain George Tod W.,iH.E.I.C.S., 
and Mary Blundell, and grandson of George 
Tod W., D.D., min. of Kingsbarns ; educated 
at Madras College and Univ. of St Andrews ; 
MA. (1878) ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 
11th May 1881 ; assistant at Largo and 
St Mungo's, Glasgow ; ord. to Dornock, 
Annan, 18th Nov. 1885 ; trans, and adm. 
5th June 1901 ; adm. first min. of this 
parish in 1903. Marr. 28th Aug. 1889, 
Edith Graham, daugh. of George Campbell, 
min. of Eastwood, and has issue — Effie 
Graham, born 10th Nov. 1890 (marr. 20th 
March 1918, Captain William Conway 
Glegg, C.E.) ; George Tod, B.D., ord. 6th 
April 1919, min. of Dryfesdale, born 21st 
April 1892 ; Mary Moncrieff, born 21st Jan. 



ABERDEEN] 



ST NINIAN'S— SOUTH 



31 



1894; Maxwell Campbell, M.B., Ch.B., 
M.C. and Bar, served as lieut. in 5th 
Gordons, 1916-18, born 5th Sept. 1896; 
James Campbell Graham, born 3rd Jan. 
1901 ; Ninian Blundell, born 20th June 
1905. — [Gammie's Churches of Aberdeen 
(portrait), 67.] 

LEWIS LEGEKTWOOD LEGG 
lg25 CAMERON, born 5th August 1896, 
son of John C. and Annie Legg ; 
educated at Ferryhill School and Univ. of 
Aberdeen ; B.Sc.(Agric) ; assistant at West 
Parish, Aberdeen ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 10th Sept. 1925. Marr. 3rd 
Sept. 1925, a daugh. of James Middleton 
and Jane Allan. 

SOUTH. 

[In the eighteenth century the Synod of 
Belief formed a congregation which met for 
worship in Belmont Street, Aberdeen. On 
11th Aug. 1791 the min. and congregation 
of this chapel were admitted to the Church 
of Scotland, and their church constituted a 
chapel-of-ease. On 5th March 1828 the 
Court of Teinds disjoined the South Parish, 
with its church in Belmont Street, from 
St Nicholas'.] 

JOHN BBYCE of Dalshangan, born 
17gl 1754, son of James B. and nephew 
of Kobert B. of Dalshangan ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by the 
Presb. of Belief and ord. by it to this 
chapel in 1780. Joined the Church of 
Scotland with his congregation 11th Aug. 
1791 ; adm. first min. of this parish 7th 
May 1828 ; died 10th Dec. 1831. He marr. 
Isobel Scroggs, and had issue — James, 
D.D., first chaplain of the Church of Scot- 
land at Calcutta, and min. of Strachan ; 
Mary, born 1783 (marr. Alexander Thorn, 
min. of Nigg) ; John, merchant, Aberdeen. 
— [Aberdeen Journal Notes and Queries, ii., 
175 ; Aberdeen Journal, 21st Dec. 1831.] 

WILLIAM LEITH, born Aberdeen, 16th 
March 1802, son of John L., brass- 
founder, and Janet Bichardson ; 
educated at Brown's School, Grammar 
School, Aberdeen, and Marischal College; 
MA. (1819) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 



1829 



7th Aug. 1823; ord. (assistant) 3rd Aug. 
1825 ; called 8th Jan., and adm. (assistant 
and successor) 4th Feb. 1829 ; studied 
medicine, L.R.C.P. & S. (Edinburgh 1823) ; 
died unmarr. on communion Sunday 8th 
April 1832.— [Aberdeen Doctors, 252 ; Aber- 
deen Journal Notes and Queries, ii., 176 ; 
Selections from "Aberdeen Magazine," 365- 
369.] 

ALEXANDER DYCE DAVIDSON, 
1832 •M--A-! pres. by the Town Council 5th 
June, and ord. 1st Aug. 1832; trans. 
to West Parish, Aberdeen, 4th May 1836. 

WILLIAM KING TWEEDIE, trans. 
1836 ft' om London Wall Church, London, 
and adm. 1st Sept. 1836 ; trans, to 
Tolbooth, Edinburgh, 10th March 1842. 
Publications— (Cf. Vol. I., 121), The Bay 
of Small Things (Aberdeen, 1838) ; Tracts 
on Missions (Aberdeen, 1838) ; The Gospel 
Message and the Last Assize (Aberdeen, 1842). 

JAMES STEWART, born Govan, April 

1842 1813 > son °f William S., farmer; 
educated at Partick School and Univ. 

of Glasgow ; became tutor in the family 
of William Hislop of Blackcraig and also 
at Petersfield, St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow 5th Oct. 1836 ; ord. to Wallace- 
town, Ayr, 30th Aug. 1838 ; trans, and adm. 
27th Oct. 1842. Joined the Free Church in 
1843 ; min. of Free South Church, 1843-6 ; 
died at Braehead of Savery, Banchory- 
Ternan, 5th June 1846. Publications — 
The Church independent in her Jurisdic- 
tion (Aberdeen, 1843) ; Sermon Preached 
1th Jan. 1844 (Aberdeen, 1844) ; Romans 
(Edinburgh, 1847) ; Outlines of Discourses, 
Doctrinal and Expository (Aberdeen, 1862). 
— [Remains of the Rev. James Steivart, 
with Memoir by Bev. R. Craig.] 

THOMAS DEWAR, born 20th March 

1843 1809 > son °f Thomas D., merchant, 
and Christian Dougal; educated at 

Univ. of Edinburgh ; ord. to Scots Church, 
Alnwick, by Presb. of Edinburgh in 1839; 
trans, and adm. 28th Sept 1843; died 
suddenly while engaged in opening with 
prayer the Aberdeen Circuit Court of 
Justiciary 22nd April 1873. He marr. 14th 
Jan. 1845, Grace (died 30th Jan. 1894), 



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SOUTH— TRINITY 



[PEESB. OF 



daugh. of William Allester, writer, Edin- 
burgh, and had issue — Thomas, min. of 
Lochgelly, born 15th June 1846 ; a son, 
born and died same day. Publications — 
On Death and its Consequences [Funeral 
Sermon for James Smith, min. of Ellon] 
(Aberdeen, 1872). — [Aberdeen Journal, 23rd 
April 1873.] 

JAMES KEITH DUNCAN, born about 
la „„ 1840, son of James D., Glasgow ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
B.A. (1861); ord. 16th Oct. 1873; died 
in Glasgow 17th Jan. 1894. He marr. 20th 
Oct. 1874, Jessie (died 23rd Oct. 1886), 
younger daugh. of John Eeid, timber 
merchant, Glasgow, and had issue — Jessie 
Reid, born 6th Nov. 1875, died 23rd Oct. 
1886; Eoland Barratt Keith, born 27th 
Dec. 1877 ; Mary Reid Keith, born 6th Feb., 
died 8th Nov. 1880 ; Douglas Keith, born 
26th June 1881 ; Catherine Keith, born 
20th Nov. 1882. 

GEORGE ROSS, trans, and adm. 
-_„_ (assistant and successor) from Glen- 
shee 7th Sept. 1876 ; trans, to 
Hoddam 29th Jan. 1878. 

WILLIAM DAVID SCOTT, born 25th 
1878 Nov. 1848, son of David S., M.D., 
and Jane Houstoun ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1870), B.D. 
(1873) ; assistant at St George's, Glas- 
gow ; ord. (assistant and successor) 17th 
Sept. 1878 ; res. 20th May 1907 ; died 10th 
April 1913. He marr. 16th Nov. 1893, 
Margaret Massie, daugh. of Alexander 
Barclay, builder, and Barbara Stewart, s.p. 

GUY STEEL PEEBLES, M.A., B.D. ; 
_ trans, from Kinloss 23rd Oct. 1907 ; 
trans, to Wick 8th Sept. 1911. 

WILLIAM LINDSAY GORDON, born 

1912 4th I)ec- 1871 ' son of William G -> 
min. of Glenbervie; educated at 

Univs. of Aberdeen, M.A. (1893), and Edin- 
burgh, B.D. (1896); assistant at St Stephen's, 
Edinburgh ; ord. to Athelstaneford 14th 
June 1900 ; trans, and adm. 15th Feb. 1912 ; 
res. 9th Oct. 1916 ; became chaplain to 
Forces during European War ; adm. to 
Yetholm 6th Jan. 1921 ; dem. on appoint- 
ment as Military chaplain at Colchester, 



1917 



1921 



1925. Marr. 19th March 1902, Mary 
Horatia, daugh. of Alexander Thomson 
Cosens, min. of Broughton. 

JOHN WILSON ANDERSON, M.A., 
B.D. ; trans, from Anstruther Easter 
18th Feb. 1917; trans, to Banchory- 
Ternan 19th Jan. 1921. 

CHARLES EDWIN FORSTER, born 
Bedlington, Northumberland, 19th 
Oct. 1870, son of Joseph F. and 
Margaret Winter ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh, M.A. (1906), and Bradford Con- 
gregational College; ord. to Congrega- 
tional Church, Macclesfield, 22nd Oct. 1902 ; 
trans, to Ramsbottom, Manchester, 1st Dec. 
1907 ; res. 30th June 1914 ; adm. to Church 
of Scotland 28th May 1914 ; assistant at 
West St Giles, Edinburgh ; locum tenens at 
Inverness; ord. to Tannadice 12th April 
1917 ; trans, and adm. 27th April 1921. 
Marr. 25th Nov. 1902, Marion, daugh. of 
Captain William Kell, Blyth, Northumber- 
land, and has issue — Charles Eric, born 
14th Oct. 1903; Dorothy, born 16th Feb. 
1905 ; Margaret Gena, born 6th Sept. 1906 ; 
Frank Northman, born 17th March 1908; 
Irene Marion, born 21st Aug. 1911. 

TRINITY (Q.S.). 

[The Brethren of the Holy Trinity, com- 
monly called Red Friars, had in Aberdeen 
a convent, or, as their Order styles it, a 
ministry. It was founded in 1211. About 
the middle of the eighteenth century mission 
work was begun in this part of Aberdeen, 
and a chapel was built on the site of the 
ancient ministry of the Red Friars. In 
memory of the work carried on here by the 
Friars of old this was called the Trinity 
Mission. On 19th March 1877, Trinity 
Parish was disjoined from that of St 
Nicholas.] 

ROBERT DOIG, adm. 23rd Oct. 1794 ; 
1794 trans, to East Parish, Aberdeen, 2nd 
Dec. 1812. 

ALEXANDER KIRKLAND, born 

1813 1784, second son of Alexander K., 

Strathaven ; educated at Univ. of 

Glasgow; licen. by Presb. there 1st May 



ABERDEEN] 



TRINITY 



33 



1811 ; assistant at St Andrew's Chapel-of- 
Ease, Dundee; elected 18th March, and ord. 
13th May 1813 ; died 24th April 1815. He 
marr. Wilhelmina (died 4th March 1866, 
aged 76), daugh. of John Johnstone, tanner, 
Glasgow, and Jane Ballame, and had issue 
— Jean Ballame, born 1812, died 7th March 
1887; Helen, born 14th March 1814 (marr. 
Bobert Cruickshank, merchant, Aberdeen), 
died 5th Feb. 1908. — [Aberdeen Journal 
Notes and Queries, ii., 140.] 

JOHN MUBKAY, M.A. ; elected 19th 

1816 < ~ >ct- 1815 ; ord - 9tn J an - 1816; trans, 
to East Farish, Aberdeen, 2nd Dec. 
1824. 

DAVID SIMFSON, born Findhorn, 
1825 22nd May 1795, son of William S., 
shoemaker ; educated at Parish 
School, Cromarty, and Marischal College ; 
M.A. (1812) ; assistant at Alves ; ord. to 
Burghead 2nd July 1823 ; trans, and adm. 
3rd May 1825. Joined the Free Church in 
1843; min. of Trinity Free Church, 1843-64; 
died at Cluny 28th July 1864. He marr. 
7th July 1825, Jane, daugh. of William 
Kinnaird, chemist, Edinburgh, but had 
no issue. Publications — National Sins 
(Aberdeen, 1831) ; The Plague is Begun 
(Aberdeen, 1832); The Believer's Triumph 
(Aberdeen, 1832) ; The Young Reminded 
(Aberdeen, 1833); The Bangers of Bad 
Company (Aberdeen, 1834) ; Watching for 
the Souls of His People (Aberdeen, 1836) ; 
On the Worthiness of the Lamb (Aberdeen, 
1836) ; God giving all Things to His People 
(Aberdeen, 1836) ; The Chxirch's Lamenta- 
tion over the Death of Good Men (Aberdeen, 
1838) ; The Scriptural Warrant for the 
Election of Office- Bearers by the Members 
of the Church (Aberdeen, 1840) ; The Weak 
confounding the Mighty, a sermon (Aber- 
deen, 1845) ; Pastoral Addresses to Young 
Men (Aberdeen, 1847) ; Speech on India 
(Aberdeen, 1858). 

JOHN MACDONALD, ord. 10th July 
1844 1844; trans, to Dallas 4th June 1846. 

[Owing to depopulation of the district 
the church was sold in 1846. A new 
church built and opened 18th Feb. 1877 
on the erection of the parish.] 

VOL. VI. 



JAMES PABK, ord. first min. of this 

187? parish 7th July 1877 ; trans, to St 

John's, Leith, 14th April 1880 (cf. 

Vol. I, 159); dem. that charge 18th May 

1921. 

BOBEBT SLESSOB, born 1840, son of 
1880 J ames S., farmer, Kathen, and Isobel 
Gray; educated at Marischal Col- 
lege ; M.A. (1859) ; became schoolmaster 
at Methlick; ord. 9th Sept. 1880; res. 
12th Dec. 1906 ; died 25th May 1923. He 
marr. (1) 25th June 1874, Mary Anne 
Benelope Stewart, and had issue — Bobert 
Alexander, M.A., MB., Ch.B., Fraserburgh, 
born 13th Nov. 1875; Thomas Stewart, 
M.A., M.B., Ch.B., Aberdeen, born 29th 
Sept. 1876 ; Helen MTntosh Stewart, born 
2nd, and died 13th June 1878; Elizabeth 
Boss (twin), born 2nd, and died 14th June 
1878 ; James George, M.A., C.A., Sheffield, 
born 27th July 1879: (2) 16th Sept. 1915, 
Jeannie Davidson (born 1894), daugh. of 
John Thomson and Margaret Wilkin, and 
had issue — David Bobert, born 1st May 
1916; Herbert John William, born 25th 
June 1917; Edward Charles, born 13th 
Jan. 1920. 

WILLIAM BBUCE MUIB, born Nine- 
1907 we ll s > Chirnside, Berwickshire, 21st 
March 1866, son of Thomas M., 
schoolmaster, Mordington, and Mary Ann 
Bruce ; educated at Mordington School 
and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. in 1895 ; 
assistant at Falkirk, Bathgate, and Tulli- 
body ; ord. missionary at Bobertson 
Memorial, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, 14th 
Dec. 1904 ; adm. to this charge 19th April 
1907 ; res. 25th Oct. 1909 ; went to Canada 
and was min. at Sherbrooke, Presb. of 
Pictou, Nova Scotia, 1925, and at Char- 
lottetown in Prince Edward Island, 1926. 
Marr. 24th Dec. 1909, Elsie, eldest daugh. 
of William Barrat, Aberdeen. 

DAVID ALEXANDEB MILLAB, ord. 
lgl0 15th March 1910; res. 28th Nov. 
1916; adm. min. of St Margaret's, 
Tollcross, Glasgow, 13th May 1919. 

WILLIAM BBOWNE, M.A., B.D.; 

7 trans, from Portsoy 19th April 1917; 

trans, to Tingwall 30th Jan. 1919. 



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TRINITY— ST NICHOLAS' 



[PRESB. OF 



1923 



JOHN LESLIE ROBERTSON, M.A., 
lgl9 B.D. ; ord. 2nd May 1919 ; trans, to 
Drumoak 5th Sept. 1922. 

ROBERT LOGAN, born Beith, 18th 
Oct. 1859, son of John L. and Jessie 
Black ; educated at Beith Parish 
School and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Irvine 3rd May 1887 ; assistant at 
Longforgan and missionary at Hallside in 
1896 ; ord. there 26th June 1901 ; trans, to 
Dunrossness 13th Oct. 1911 ; trans, and 
adm. 4th Jan. 1923. Marr. 22nd July 1902, 
Annie, daugh. of James C. Purse and Annie 
Welsh, and has issue — John, born 14th Oct. 
1904 ; Annie Welsh, born 18th April 1907 ; 
James C. P., born 20th March 1911; Robert 
F. R., born 22nd Oct. 1914. 



ST NICHOLAS', or WEST. 

[It was near the end of the sixth century 
when St Machar began his mission work 
beside the mouth of the river Don. 
Thenceforward Old Aberdeen continued 
to be more or less a centre of Church life. 
Meanwhile the town of New Aberdeen was 
growing up close by, where the Dee reaches 
the sea. It is not, however, until the 
twelfth century that we find any record 
of it. For a time this later town had been 
little more than the port of Old Aberdeen, 
but it was fast coming to overshadow it. 
Already it was a harbour of note, and a 
busy place of trade, with a royal castle 
for its defence, and a church of its own. 
That church was dedicated to St Nicholas, 
the Patron of Commerce. It too grew in 
size and fame, with the rise of the royal 
burgh. The two towns are now one city ; 
but the High Kirk of Aberdeen is not the 
Cathedral of St Machar, with its time- 
honoured story, but the Church of St 
Nicholas. 

When completed, this was a building 
245 feet in length. Its nave extended to 
117 feet; and the measurement across the 
transepts was 74 feet. These transepts 
remain as of old, and so does the interest- 
ing crypt beneath the choir. All the rest 
has suffered change. In 1742 the nave, 
then much out of repair, was taken down 



and rebuilt. In 1837 the same fate befell 
the choir. It unhappily was poorly recon- 
structed, and was moreover shortened by a 
few feet. In 1874 an accidental outbreak 
of fire so damaged the central tower that 
it too had to be built up anew. The Parish 
of St Nicholas was of old a prebend of the 
diocese of Aberdeen. In its church, besides 
the High Altar of St Nicholas there were 
many other shrines. Among these were 
dedications to St Salvator, the Holy Name, 
the Holy Blood, the Holy Rood, St Michael, 
St Mary, St Joseph, St John the Baptist, 
St John the Evangelist, St Andrew, St 
Peter, St James, St Anne, St Magdalene, 
St Ninian, St Laurence, St Leonard, St 
Katherine, St Barbara, St Sebastian, St 
Christopher, St Eloi, St Martin, St Thomas 
the Apostle, St George, St Crispin, St 
Crispinian, St Mungo, St Deavanach, St 
Bride. St Margaret, St Helen, St Duthac 
and the three Kings of Cologne, as they 
were called, that is to say, St Melchior, St 
Balthasar, and St Gaspar, the three mytho- 
logical personages in whom the Mediaeval 
Church recognised the Sages from the 
East who came to Bethlehem to pay their 
homage to the Infant Christ. All these 
dedications have been duly identified from 
records. But other saints also, whose 
traces are less evident, were honoured in 
this church. Among such were St Luag, 
St Fergus, St Blaise, St Paul, St Photinus, 
and St Thomas the Martyr. In 1441 a 
collegiate foundation was granted to St 
Nicholas' Church. In 1577 a Second 
Charge was erected for the parish, and a 
Third Charge was added in 1580. On 14th 
Sept. 1596 this great church was partitioned 
off, so that the choir and the crypt were 
severed from the main building and given 
over for separate services pertaining to the 
Second Charge of the parish. In 1826 
the North Church was built as a place of 
worship for the Third Charge, which was 
thus removed from St Nicholas' Church. 
On 5th March 1828 the Court of Teinds 
erected the East Parish of Aberdeen, 
merging in the new foundation the Second 
Charge of St Nicholas', and assigning as its 
place of worship the eastern part of that 
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North Parish too was disjoined, and to it 
the work and revenues of the Third Charge 
were given over. The part of St Nicholas' 
Church still in the possession of this parish, 
being the nave and the transepts, has for a 
long time been known as the West Church. 
This parish also is spoken of as the West 
Parish. 

Within the bounds of St Nicholas' 
Parish there were of old chapels at 
Eubislaw and Futtie. In 1211 the Eed 
Friars, known also as the Brethren of the 
Order of the Holy Trinity, established a 
ministry of their community in Aberdeen. 
Their memory is kept up by the Trinity 
Parish, whose church stands upon the site 
of their building. Some years after the 
Eed Friars came, King Alexander II. 
settled a colony of the Black Friars here. 
They dedicated their house to St John the 
Baptist. At an early date, the Knights of 
the Temple also set up a Preceptory in 
Aberdeen. In 1350 Philip of Arbuthnott 
erected in the city a convent of the White 
Friars, of which St John the Evangelist 
was made patron. The Grey Friars came 
in 1450, and settled near St Nicholas' 
Church. Their Priory was dedicated to 
St Mary. There was here too a convent 
of the Nuns of St Clara under the patronage 
of St Katherine of Siena. Within the 
bounds there were four hospitals. Of these 
St Anne's and St Peter's were of early date. 
St Anne's stood outside the town, nearly 
half-way to Old Aberdeen. The Hospital 
of St Thomas the Martyr was founded in 
the fifteenth century. In 1538 Bishop 
Gavin Dunbar erected a fourth hospital. 
Among the many good works of Bishop 
William Elphinstone was the building of 
a bridge across the Dee, thus joining Aber- 
deen to the parish of Banchory-Devenick. 
At the east end of the bridge he placed a 
chapel of St Mary. The entrance to the 
city, at the other end, was guarded by a 
watch-tower with a gateway of defence. 
A fair was held in this parish on Trinity 
Sunday.] 



1560 



ADAM HEEIOT, born 1514. Nothing 
is known of his family except that 
he had a sister called Margaret. 



He became an Augustinian Canon at St 
Andrews and a keen student of scholastic 
theology, and in 1559 he embraced the Ee- 
formed Doctrines ; was app. min. here by the 
Lords of the Congregation 19th July 1560 ; 
was placed in Dec. 1562 on a leet of three 
by the General Assembly for the office 
of Superintendent of Aberdeen, but no 
election appears to have been made. He 
was a member of Assembly June 1566, July 
1567, and Feb. 1568 ; pres. to the parsonage 
and vicarage of Eathen by James VI. 16th 
May 1569 ; app. by the Assembly March 
1570 a commissioner to deal with the 
Marquess of Huntly regarding the restora- 
tion of the collectors of the kirk to their 
situations. He dem. his charge in 1573, 
and died of apoplexy 28th Aug. 1574, 
having been an eloquent preacher, " greatly 
loved for his conversation, and regretted 
by the poor to whom he had been very 
beneficent." He marr. Euphemia Scheves, 
" a devoted and upright woman, born 
in the kingdom of Fife," who died 3rd 
Feb. 1568. — {Collect. Aberdeen and Banff; 
Knox's Works, ii. ; Calderwood's Hist., ii., 
11, 207, 478; Scot. Notes and Queries, ii., 
7 ; Hist, of the Reformation in Aberdeen, 
44 ; Tombst. ; Kennedy's Annals, i., 114.] 



1573 



JOHN CEAIG, born about 1512, des- 
cended from one of the Craigston 
family, who fell at Flodden ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews; became tutor 
to children of Lord Darcy, English Warden 
of the North ; joined the Dominican Order 
but being suspected of heresy was im- 
prisoned. On his release in 1536 he went 
to England and thence to Eome. Through 
the influence of Cardinal Pole, C. was 
app. Master of Novices in the Dominican 
Convent at Bologna, of which Convent he 
was rector for several years. Through 
reading the Institutes of Calvin he again 
inclined to the reformed faith, was cast 
into the prison of the Inquisition at Eome 
and condemned to be burnt. He, however, 
managed to escape and proceeded to 
Vienna, where he preached as a Dominican. 
The Archduke Maximilian refused to de- 
liver him up and gave him a safe conduct 
to England. In 1560 he returned to Scot- 



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land and preached in the chapel of St 
Magdalen in the Cowgate of Edinburgh ; 
trans, to Holyrood in 1561 ; trans, to St 
Giles as colleague to John Knox after 18th 
June 1562, where he refused to proclaim 
the banns of marriage between Queen 
Mary and Bothwell ; app. Moderator of the 
General Assembly 2nd March 1569 ; trans. 
to Montrose in 1571 ; trans, and adm. 
6th Aug. 1573; app. Moderator of the 
General Assembly for a second time, 
24th Oct. 1576, and for a third time, 17th 
Oct. 1581 ; app. one of the chaplains to 
King James VI in 1579, he returned to 
Edinburgh 14th Sept. 1579, when he took 
part in the composition of The Second 
Booh of Discipline and National Covenant 
of 1580. In 1581 he wrote "Ane Shorte 
and General Confession of the True 
Christian Fayth and Keligion according 
to God's Worde and Actes of our 
Parliamentes," which was signed by the 
King and Household. In Oct. 1583 the 
General Assembly app. him to intimate 
its approval of the seizure of the King 
by the Earl of Gowrie in the raid of 
Ruthven, and boldly rebuked James for 
his conduct. He denounced the Black 
Act passed by Parliament in 1584, restor- 
ing Episcopacy and recognising the Royal 
supremacy. At the conference at Falk- 
land, to which he was summond by Royal 
command, he had a stormy scene with 
Arran. For refusing submission to the 
Royal Ordinance he was interdicted from 
preaching and threatened with banishment. 
He, however, acted as mediator between 
the extreme Presbyterians led by Melville 
and the King and was successful in making 
a compromise in the form of the Oath 
required as to the King's supremacy in 
matters ecclesiastical " as far as the Word 
of God allows." In 1585 he preached 
before Parliament and in 1590 composed, 
at the request of the General Assembly, 
"A Form of Examination before Com- 
munion " ; died 12th Dec. 1600. He marr. 
Marion Smaill, and had issue — William, 
Professor in College of Edinburgh (1599), 
and of Divinity, Samur (1601) ; died Nov. 
1616; Margaret (marr. 29th Nov. 1598, 
Robert Fairlie, goldsmith, Edinburgh). — 



1582 



[Diet. Nat. Biog. ; Laing MSS. ; Hist. 
MSS. Com., 167 ; Craig's Catechism [edited 
by Thomas Graves Law, LL.D. (Edinburgh, 
1885) ; Calderwood's Hist., iv., 466-84, but 
see General Index.] 

PETER BLACKBURN, Regent in the 
Univ. of Glasgow ; adm. 14th Sept., 
and entered on his duties 22nd Nov. 
1582 ; trans, to New or East Kirk in 1596. 

DAVID CUNNINGHAM, Bishop of 
Aberdeen (g.v.) ; on the town being 
divided 14th Sept. 1596, this charge 
with the "Grene and Crukit quarteris" 
fell to his share by lot. He held this 
charge in conjunction with the bishopric, 
and died 3rd Aug. 1600. 

ARCHIBALD BLACKBURN, son of 

1601 a ^ ove Peter B., Bishop of Aberdeen, 
called M.A. (but his name is not 

found in any Univ. list) ; reader at Balder- 
nock in 1588, min. there that year ; trans, 
to Dairy, Ayrshire, in 1593 ; trans, and adm. 
in 1601 ; was a member of the Assembly in 

1602 and one of those who constituted the 
Assembly at Aberdeen, 2nd July 1605, in 
opposition to the King's wishes, for which 
he was denounced by the Privy Council, 
18th July, and summoned to appear before 
it 3rd Oct. following. Having done so, and 
declared that he was persuaded the said 
Assembly was not lawful, he was ordered 
to return to his charge. He was a member 
of the Assembly in 1610, and still min. 
29th Jan. 1623.— [Melvill's Antob., 561, 
573; Calderwood's Hist., vi., 284.] 

JAMES SIBBALD of Kair, son of 
1625 Andrew S. of Kair and Margaret 
Arbuthnott; educated at Marischal 
College ; M.A (1618), B.D. (King's College 
1st Aug. 1627) ; was a probationer in 
Presb. of Deer 28th Oct. 1613; regent 
in Natural Philosophy, Marischal College, 
1622-6; adm. in 1625; D.D. (King's 
College 1628). As one of the famous 
"Aberdeen Doctors" he strongly opposed 
the Covenant and was obliged to flee 
from Scotland in 1638, though he had 
been elected a member of the Assembly 
that year. In 1639 he waited upon the 
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encouragement, returned 13th Oct. to this 
charge. On 24th May 1640 he was silenced 
and dep. by the Aberdeen Assembly, July 
following, for refusing to subscribe the 
Covenant and for heretical preaching, he 
being, according to Principal Baillie, "in 
many points of doctrine found verie 
corrupt." He fled to England a second 
time, expecting protection and favour from 
the King, but returned in the beginning of 
1641. Removing to Ireland he obtained 
a charge in Dublin ; died of the plague 
(caught through unremitting attention to 
the sick) after 1647. His books and papers 
had been seized, July 1640, by a party of 
musketeers by command of a Committee 
of Assembly, but were on his petition 
returned to him, with the exception of 
some manuscripts. He marr. Elizabeth 
Nicolson who, with her children, had 
£200 allowed by Parliament, 21st June 
1661, in consideration of his sufferings 
and loyalty. Publications — Assertiones 
Philosophicce (Aberdeen, 1623) ; Theses 
Philosophiccs (Aberdeen, 1625-6) ; Theses 
Theologicce (Aberdeen, 1627-8) ; Holiness 
to the Lord, a sermon from Exodus, xxviii., 
36 ; (Forbes's Funeral Sermons, Aberdeen, 
1635) ; Divers Select Sermons on Several 
Texts of Holy Scripture (Aberdeen, 1658). 
He also contributed to the Replies and 
Duplies against the Covenant (Aberdeen, 
1638). For Bibliographical description of 
these, see Aberdeen Quatercentenary 
Studies, 400-1. — [Acts of Pari., vii., App. 
78, 88 ; Forbes's Funeralls [Spottiswoode 
Soc], 119; Macmillan's The Aberdeen 
Doctors, 245 ; Scots Peerage, i., 291 ; Scot. 
Notes and Queries, vii., 167 ; Mant's Hist, 
of the Church in Ireland, i., 591.] 



1641 



ANDREW CANT, the elder, born 1584. 
Nothing definitely is known as to 
his parentage, though it is supposed 
with some show of reason that he was a 
native of Aberdeen, and connected with 
the family of Walter C, formerly a bailie 
of Leith, who on 1st Oct. 1548, was admitted 
to the Guildry of Aberdeen. He has also 
been described as a native of Haddington- 
shire, and of the Mearns, and the son of a 
dependant of the Earl Marischal. Educated 



at the Grammar School and King's College, 
Aberdeen, he graduated MA. in 1612 ; was 
app. Humanist in King's College in 1614 ; 
adm. min. of Afford before 13th Dec. 1617 ; 
dem. after 26th Oct. 1629, on becoming 
tutor to the only son of Alexander Forbes, 
Lord Pitsligo ; adm. to Pitsligo before 20th 
Nov. 1633 ; endeavoured to get up suppli- 
cations to the Privy Council from the North 
against the Service Book Oct. 1637, and 
accompanied Henderson of Leuchars and 
Dickson of Irvine to Aberdeen, with this 
view, towards the end of that year ; was 
a member of the Assembly which met at 
Glasgow in 1638 ; trans, to Newbattle 20th 
May 1639 ; served as chaplain with the 
Scots army at Newcastle in 1640 ; elected 
to this charge by a Committee of Assembly 
and adm. 24th March 1641 ; was a member 
of all the Commissions of Assembly, 
1642-9; had 2000 merks allowed him by 
Parliament, 4th Feb. 1646, for his services 
and losses ; was elected Moderator of the 
General Assembly 10th July 1650. Joined 
the Protesters in 1651 ; became rector of 
King's College in 1651 ; is said to have 
been dep. on a charge of circulating 
Rutherford's Lex Rex, but probably dem. 
in 1660; died 27th April 1663. He was 
the most actively bigoted supporter of the 
Covenant in the North of Scotland, a man 
of great moral earnestness and courage, 
and was one of those summoned before 
the Privy Council, 9th Dec. 1662, for 
seditious carriage. He marr. Margaret 
Irvine, who was buried 28th March 1679, 
and had issue — James ; Alexander, min. 
of Banchory-Ternan ; Andrew (secundus), 
Principal of Univ. of Edinburgh ; Mar- 
garet, died unmarr. 1660 ; Sarah (marr. 
4th May 1647, as his second wife, Alex- 
ander Jaffray of Kingswells), died a 
Quaker in 1673. Publications — On the 
Titles of Our Blessed Saviour (Aberdeen, 
n.d.) ; Sermon preached in the Greyfriars 
Church, Edinburgh, in June 1638 (Edin- 
burgh, 1699 and 1720); The Evil and 
Danger of Prelacy (Edinburgh, 1699 and 
1720 ; Glasgow, 1741) ; Essay on Church 
Government (Edinburgh, 1703); A Discourse 
and Exhortation at renewing the National 
Covenant (Hamilton, 1713; Edinburgh, 



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[PEESB. OF 



1727; Glasgow, 1741 and 1841).— [Tombst.; 
Lamont's Diary, 10, 21 ; Scot. Notes and 
Queries, iii., 84-8; Aberdeen Sas., i. 187, v. 
121, 359; Diet. Nat. Biog. ; Watt's Aber- 
deen, 258, 262; Wodrow's Anal., iii., 265; 
Select Biog. [Wodrow Soc], i., 311.] 



WILLIAM GEAY, trans, from Auchter- 
less after 27th Sept. 1664, but doubt- 
ful if admitted; trans, to Duns 1st 
May 1666. 



1664 



1666 



PATEICK SIBBALD, adm. 24th May 
1666 ; app. Professor of Divinity in 



Marischal College (q.v.) in 1685. 



1686 



ANDREW BURNETT, son of James 
B., burgess of Aberdeen ; educated 
at Marischal College ; M.A. (1672) ; 
adm. in 1686 ; deprived by Parliament, 1st 
July 1695, for not taking the Oath to their 
Majesties, and for presenting and adhering 
to a Protestation against the Assembly's 
Committee of 17th April 1694 for the 
North. He was imprisoned four days and 
banished the country. When subsequently 
he took the Oaths, the Trades of Aberdeen 
petitioned the Magistrates in 1711 for his 
restoration, " threatin if they did not, to 
enter him by force " ; M.D. (1685) ; dep. by 
the Presb., 27th June 1716, for praying for 
the Chevalier during the Rising. Wodrow 
describes him as "a very weak, empty, 
volage (volatile) man, of nae great parts 
of learning, and just made a tool of to 
disturb the established constitution." He 
died before 1723. He marr. (1) Margaret, 
daugh. of Alexander Burnett of Leys, and 
widow of Alexander Burnett of Monboddo, 
and had issue — Robert, born 1692, died 
before 1723 ; and others, born 1693, 1694, 
1703 : (2) Elizabeth Reid, widow of Adam 
Maltman, merchant, Aberdeen. Publica- 
tion — The Spiritual Anatomy of Man 
(London, 1693). — [The Burnetts of Leys, 
76-8.] 



1695 



JAMES OSBORNE, trans, from Second 
Charge, Kilmarnock ; called Oct. 
1694, and again in Aug. ; adm. 18th 
Dec. 1695 ; app. Professor of Divinity in 
Marischal College (q.v.) 22nd Dec. 1697. 



COLIN CAMPBELL, born 1678, son 
1702 °^ Oeorge C. of Westhall ; educated 
at Marischal College, M.A. (1699), 
and at Leyden ; called in March, and ord. 
29th April 1702; died 27th Aug. 1728. 
He actively supported the Government 
during the Rising of 1715. He marr. 
Margaret (died 8th April 1747, aged 69), 
daugh. of Alexander Walker, merchant, 
Aberdeen, and Helen, daugh. of Alexander 
Irvine of Murthill, and had issue — Colin ; 
George, D.D., Principal of Marischal Col- 
lege (q.v.) ; and three daughs. — [Aberdeen 
Tests. ; Bruce's Eminent Men of Aberdeen.'] 

JAMES OGILVIE, born 1695; edu- 
cated at King's College, M.A. (10th 
1729 March 1724), and Marischal College ; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 12th Aug. 
1719 ; ord. to Footdee 23rd March 1720 ; 
trans, to Inchture 28th April 1726 ; called 
23rd Jan., trans, and adm. 29th May 
1729; died 2nd Feb. 1776. He was a 
person of great prudence, strictly evan- 
gelical in his sentiments, and what was 
termed "a sweet-blooded man" with "a 
very taking gift." He marr. 27th April 
1727, Elizabeth Strachan, who died 31st 
Aug. 1778, and had issue — John, min. of 
Midmar, born 18th Nov. 1732 ; Ann, born 
9th June 1734 (marr. (1) 12th Jan. 1761, 
James' Cruickshank, merchant, Aberdeen : 
(2) Capt. James Edwards, 53rd Foot) ; 
Elizabeth, born 10th Nov. 1735; Thomas, 
born 9th March 1737 ; James, one of H.M. 
Chaplains, born 3rd Feb. 1742, died Nov. 
1808; Helen, born 16th Aug. 1743 (marr. 
John Paterson, writer, Aberdeen). 

WILLIAM FARQUHAR, born about 
1728, son of John F., farmer, 
Aucheoch, New Deer ; educated at 
King's College; M.A. (1745); became 
master of the Grammar School of Elgin; 
licen. by Presb. there 3rd Nov. 1772 ; ord. 
by said Presb., 21st June 1774, in anticipa- 
tion of a call to a' congregation in Ireland ; 
adm. to Skene 15th June 1775 ; elected 
by the Magistrates and Town Council 4th 
July, trans, and adm. 28th Nov. 1776 ; died 
14th May 1778. He marr. 22nd Aug. 1776, 



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Mary, daugh. of William Johnston, Old 
Deer (she marr. (2) William Paterson, 
min. of Slains). 



1779 



JAMES SHERIFFS, born 1752, son of 
David S., builder, Aberdeen, and Jane 
Lunan, and brother of Andrew S., 
the poet ; educated at Marischal College ; 
MA. (1770); became a master in the 
Grammar School of Aberdeen; licen. by 
Presb. of Aberdeen 27th March 1776; 
ord. 10th June 1779; D.D. (King's College, 
23rd Oct. 1795); elected Moderator of 
General Assembly 21st May 1807 ; dem. 
9th Feb. 1814; died 26th March 1830. 
He marr. 28th Sept. 1790, Amelia (bapt. 
2lst Jan. 1756; died 21st May 1818), 
daugh. of James Morison of Elsick, Lord 
Provost of Aberdeen, and had issue — 
David, born 5th Dec. 1791, died at Madeira, 
15th Dec. 1809; James, born 19th Jan. 
1793, died 19th Dec. 1813; Alexander, 
born 19th June 1794, died 4th Sept. 1813 ; 
Amelia, born 14th Aug. 1796 (marr. Robert 
Burnett, W.S.) ; Jane, born 19th Dec. 1797 
(marr. 9th Aug. 1817, Alexander Caden- 
head, advocate, Aberdeen, died 22nd April 
1832.) Publications— The Fear of God, 
reasonable in itself, and beneficial in its 
Consequences, a sermon (Edinburgh, 1793) ; 
An Inquiry into the Life of Br Guild 
(Aberdeen, 1798); Sermons preached at 
the Communion and on other Particular 
Occasions (Aberdeen, 1821). — [The Family 
of Cadenhead, 26, 29, 51 ; Memoirs of David 
Sheriffs, Aberdeen 1811.] 



1814 



GEORGE GLENNIE, born 24th Jan. 
1768, son of John G., D.D., min. of 
Maryculter; educated at Marischal 
College; MA. (1786); app. Professor of 
Moral Philosophy there 30th Sept. 1796; 
app. to the College Chapel [Greyfriars] in 
conjunction by the Town Council 19th 
Dec. 1812; ord. 3rd Feb. 1813; pres. 
by the Town Council 19th Feb., trans, 
and adm. 5th May 1814; D.D. (Marischal 
College, Feb. 1816); dem. 5th Jan. 1836; 
died 9th Nov. 1845. He marr. 4th July 
1797, Margaret (died 25th Nov. 1836), 
daugh. of John Valentine, Montrose, and 
niece of James Beattie, L.L.D., author 



of The Minstrel, and had issue— Jean, 
born 5th Oct. 1798 (marr. 17th Sept. 
1821, William Knight, LL.D., Professor 
of Natural Philosophy, Marischal College) ; 
James Beattie, born 19th Nov. 1799 ; Mary, 
born 16th Nov. 1800 (marr. 17th Dec. 
1821, Patrick Forbes, Professor of Moral 
Philosophy, Marischal College); Margaret, 
born 26th Aug. 1803, died 18th Oct. 1881 ; 
John, born 12th Jan. 1806, died 1864; 
Helen, born 17th March 1811, died 1877.— 
[Scot. Notes and Queries, iii., 161.] 

ALEXANDER DYCE DAVIDSON, 
born 8th May 1807, son of George 
D., wright superintendent of the 
Devanha Brewery, Aberdeen, and brother of 
George D., author of Rhyme of St Swithin ; 
educated at Aberdeen Grammar School and 
Marischal College; MA. (1825); became 
tutor in the family of James Blaikie, advo- 
cate and provost, Aberdeen ; licen. by the 
Presb. there 31st March 1830; ord. to 
South Church (in which he had been 
brought up) 1st Aug. 1832; pres. by the 
Town Council 22nd May, trans, and adm. 
4th May 1836. Joined the Free Church in 
1843; min. of Belmont Street West Free 
Church, 1843-72 ; D.D. (Marischal College, 
19th April 1854); died 27th April 1872. 
He marr. 11th Aug. 1840, Elizabeth (died 
s.p. 23rd Jan. 1842, aged 23), daugh. of 
James Blaikie of Craigiebuckler, advocate 
and provost of Aberdeen. Publications — 
Address to the Elders of South Parish (Aber- 
deen, 1834) ; Funeral Sermon, the Death of 
Provost Blaikie (Aberdeen, 1836); The 
Gospel, the Ministration of the Spirit 
(Aberdeen, 1839) ; An Action Sermon, lbth 
Oct. 1843 (Aberdeen, 1843); The Position 
and Duties of Christ's Church (Aberdeen, 
1844) ; A Sermon on 1th Nov. 1852 (Aber- 
deen, 1852); Lectures, Expository and 
Practical, on the Book of Esther (Edin. 
burgh, 1859) ; Sermons [Preface by Francis 
Edmond] (Edinburgh, 1872) ; Lectures and 
Sermons (Aberdeen, 1872). — [Scot. Notes 
and Queries, 1st ser., ix., 25; Aberdeen 
Journal Notes and Queries, ii., 10 ; Aber- 
deen Journal, 1st May 1872 ; Munro's 
Provosts, 274 ; Eminent Divines in Aber- 
deen, 238-41.] 



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[PRESB. OF 



JAMES FOESYTH, born 1797, seventh 
1843 son °^ R°b ert ^., Kirkintilloch, and 
Jane Smith ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 3rd 
Feb. 1819 ; ord. (assistant) at Inveresk 26th 
June 1829 ; adm. to Morham 10th May 
1832 ; trans, and adm. 10th Nov. 1843 ; 
D.D. (Glasgow 1844); died 29th Jan. 
1879. His portrait is in the Trinity Hall, 
Aberdeen. He marr. (1) 13th Sept., 1832, 
Elizabeth (died 28th Jan. 1854), daugh. of 
Eobert Brown of Gilston, and had issue 
— Robert Brown of Whitsome, assistant 
surgeon 14th Light Dragoons, born 8th 
Aug. 1834 ; James, M.A., captain Bengal 
Staff Corps, born 12th Jan. 1838, died 1st 
May 1871 ; John Smith, born 1st Jan. 
1840, .died at Melbourne, 20th Nov. 1885; 
Elizabeth, born 27th March 1844, died 13th 
Feb. 1845 ; Jane Elizabeth, born 17th Dec. 
1845 (marr. 24th Oct. 1871, Patrick Leslie, 
merchant, Cochin and Calicut, Malabar, 
India) : (2) 21st Aug. 1855, Margaret (died 
28th May 1880), daugh. of Alexander 
Simpson, min. of Strichen, and had issue 
— Archibald, merchant, London. Publica- 
tions — The Duties of the Christian Minister 
(Aberdeen, 1844) ; Two Discourses on the 
Sabbath (Aberdeen, 1847); Sermon VI. 
(Church of Scotland Pulpit, i) ; Account of 
Morham (New Stat. Ace, ii). 

HENRY COWAN, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 
1869 (assistant and successor) 15th April 
1869 ; dem. 11th Dec. 1873 on app. 
to Ferryhill Mission. 

ALEXANDER IRVINE ROBERT- 
1874 SON, M.A., B.D.; trans, from 
Clunie and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 19th May 1874 ; trans, to Clack- 
mannan 7th Aug. 1877 (cf. Vol. IV., 303) ; 
died 21st Feb. 1925. 

JAMES ROBERT MITFORD 
MITCHELL, born Inverness, 20th 
Feb. 1843, son of Joseph M., C.E., 
engineer of the Highland Railway ; edu- 
cated at Inverness Academy, Merchiston 
Castle, Univ. of Edinburgh, B.A. (1861), 
M.A. (1862), and Trinity College, Cam- 
bridge, B.A. (1866); ord. to Kirkmichael, 
Dumfries, 20th Aug. 1868 ; trans, to Paisley 



Abbey 16th Sept. 1875 ; trans, and adm. 
22nd Feb. 1878 ; chaplain to Queen Victoria 
29th Sept. 1888-1901 ; D.D. Aberdeen, 27th 
Feb. 1892); dem. 11th Nov. 1895 ; Convener 
of General Assembly's Colonial Committee, 
1898-1909 ; chaplain to King Edward VII. 
1901-10; elected Moderator of General 
Assembly 21st May 1907 ; died 26th Sept. 
1914. He marr. 22nd Nov. 1876, Agnes Jane 
(died 1909), daugh. of J. Dobie of Gyle- 
burn, Dumfries, and had issue — Christian 
Elizabeth (only child), born 25th Jan. 
1878 (marr. Major Stafford). Publication — 
Address at close of General Assembly 
(Edinburgh 1907).— [Memoir.] 

ROBERT HOWIE FISHER, M.A., 
1896 B.D. ; trans, from Jedburgh and 
adm. 19th May 1896; trans, to 
Morningside 2nd Oct. 1900 (cf. Vol. I., 99) ; 
Baird Lecturer in 1924. Publication— The 
Outside of the Inside [an Autobiography] 
(London, 1919); Religious Experience [Baird 
Lecture] (London, 1924). Resigned editor- 
ship of Life and Work in 1925. 

ANDREW BROWN, M.A. ; trans, from 
1901 Ceres and adm. 6th June 1901 ; 
trans, to Queen's Park, Glasgow, 
15th Nov. 1907. 

ALEXANDER STUART MARTIN, 
born 6th Nov. 1865, son of David 
M., factor, and Jane M'Lean ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1888); 
B.D. (1901) ; assistant at St George's, Glas- 
gow ; ord. to Scone 1st Nov. 1894 ; trans, 
and adm. 18th May 1908 ; dem. 17th July 
1912; dep. 25th April 1916. Marr. 29th 
April 1908, Ada Constance, younger daugh. 
of Andrew Thomson Mackay, clothier, 
Perth, and Jane 'Buchan Macdonald ; she 
divorced him for desertion 3rd July 1920. 
Publications — Contributions to Hastings' 
Dictionary of the Bible and Dictionary of 
Christ and the Gospels. 

GEORGE HENRY DONALD, born 
1912 Cirvan, 17th June 1876; son of 
Andrew Thomson D., min. of Mer- 
toun ; educated at Albany Academy, Glas- 
gow, and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1898); 
licen. by Presb. of Earlston in 1901 ; reader 
in St Giles, Edinburgh, and assistant at 



1908 



Aberdeen] UNION CHAPEL-OF-EASE— UNION TERRACE 



41 



1919 



St John's, Edinburgh; ord. to Southdean 
25th July 1902; trans, to First Charge, 
Haddington, 4th Oct. 1906 ; trans, and adm. 
11th Dec. 1912 ; trans, to Galashiels 5th 
Sept. 1918; Convener of Committee on 
Correspondence with the other Reformed 
Churches 1918-25 ; trans, to St Andrew and 
St Paul Church, Montreal, 1925. Marr. (1) 
16th July 1903, Margaret Dora (died 13th 
Nov. 1918), daugh. of John Alison, D.D., 
min. of Newington, and has issue — Andrew 
Macgeorge, born 26th and died 28th May 
1905; John Alison, born 31st July 1906 
Henry Gordon, born 4th Nov. 1908 
George Arthur, born 16th May 1913 
James Robert Macgeorge, born 18th May 
1917 : (2) 9th June 1920, Adelaide Fanny 
Marguerite, daugh. of George Kennedy 
Webster, I.C.S., and Fanny Tuite Dalton. 
Publication — sometime editor of Kikuyu 
News. 

AUGUSTINE "WENTWORTH 
SCUDAMORE FORBES, born 
Bridlington, Yorks, 6th Dec. 1878, 
son of David F. and Lavinia Catherine 
Matilda Davis ; educated at Allan Glen's 
School and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1901), 
B.D. (1904); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
May 1904 ; assistant at St George's, Paisley; 
ord. (assistant and successor) to Laurieston, 
Glasgow, 22nd May 1905 ; trans, to Alloa 
15th Sept. 1911; chaplain to Forces in 
Egypt, 1917-18; trans, and adm. 21st 
March 1919. Marr. 15th June 1910, Mary 
Elizabeth, daugh. of Alexander Fyfe Burns, 
min. of St George's, Paisley. 

UNION CHAPEL-OF-EASE. 

[This chapel was first opened for worship 
in 1822. It was taken possession of by the 
Free Church in 1843.] 

DAVID SIM, born 1766, schoolmaster 
.._„_ of Monquhitter; educated at King's 
College; M.A. (1790); licen. by 
Presb. of Turriff 27th June 1796 ; went to 
Elsinore, Denmark, where he engaged in 
farming ; returned home and became 
master of Hilton Academy ; ord. 29th 
Aug. 1822; died 3rd Jan. 1823.— [Aberdeen 
Journal Notes and Queries, iii., 9.] 



1823 



WILLIAM LYON, born 13th July 
1798, third son of James L., min. 
of Glamis ; educated at Marischal 
College ; M.A. (2nd April 1816) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Forfar 21st June 1820; elected 
6th May and 26th June, and ord. 7th 
Aug. 1823; died 4th July 1828.— [Aberdeen 
Journal Notes and Queries, iii., 71 ; Tablet 
in Church ; Sermon by David Simpson 
(Aberdeen, 1832).] 

JOSEPH THORBURN, elected 3rd Dec. 
1828 ; ord. 19th Feb. 1829 ; trans, to 
Forglen 20th Sept. 1831. 

JOHN ALLAN of Potterton, Belhelvie, 
born 1798, eldest son of Andrew A., 
farmer, Tarbolton ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow and Marischal College ; elected 
5th July, and ord. 29th Aug. 1832. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Union 
Free Church, 1843-6 ; res. (owing to an 
affection of the throat) in 1846 ; died at Ayr, 
21st May 1885. He marr. 19th Aug. 1846, 
Margaret (s.p.), daugh. of James Harvey of 
Potterton. Publications — The Guilt of 
Idleness under the Call to Gospel Activity 
(Kilmarnock, 1831); Christ and the Father 
proved to be One (Aberdeen, 1834); The 
Exposure of Unitarianism, and of Mr 
Harris, Part I. (Aberdeen, 1839) ; God the 
Efficient, and Sin the procuring Cause of 
existing Distress in Church and State, a 
discourse (Aberdeen, 1842) ; The Lentiad, 
or Peter the Pope and his Pioneers (London, 
1853 and 1863) ; John Dodd, and how 
he stirred his Broth-pot (London, 1864) ; 
Fiddle-de-dee : an Ode against Presbyterian 
Organs (Aberdeen, 1865); A Walk about 
Zion (Aberdeen, 1873) ; Broad Views apart 
from " Broadchurch " Views (Aberdeen, 
1873) ; A Council Canticle (Aberdeen, 
n.d.) ; Dean Norman down in the Mouth 
(Aberdeen, n.d.) ; Booh for Popular Use 
on testing the Doctrines of Unitarianism 
(Glasgow).— [Bards of Bon-Accord, 660.] 

UNION TERRACE, or BON- 
ACCORD CHAPEL. 

[A chapel in Union Terrace, Aberdeen, 
was built in 1822 for mission work in that 
part of St Machar's Parish. In 1843 the 



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[PEESB. OF 



building was taken possession of by the 
Free Church.] 

GAVIN PARKEE, born 18th July 1780, 
1828 secon d son of John P., craftsman, 
Port-Glasgow ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. Aug. 1815 ; ord. assistant 
at St Andrew's Church, Dundee, 1st Oct. 
1823 ; elected by the managers and adm. 
here 16th Oct. 1828. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843 ; min. of Bon-Accord Free 
Church, 1843-5; died 5th June 1845. He 
was a preacher of rare ability and a dis- 
tinguished theologian. He marr. 1829, 
Susan (died 12th June 1880, aged 82), 
daugh. of Thomas Watt, general merchant, 
and Grace Scott, and had issue — Elizabeth, 
born Oct. 1833, died 24th April 1834 ; John 
(only son), born 24th Jan. 1836, M.A. 
(Marischal College 1857), advocate in Aber- 
deen, died 16th Aug. 1920. Publications— 
Sermon preached at Dundee (Dundee, 
1823) ; Sanctification : a Good Work 
(Aberdeen, 1830); Sermons (Aberdeen, 
1830) ; On the Doctrine of the Trinity 
(Aberdeen, 1839) ; On the Internal Evi- 
dence of Christianity (Aberdeen, 1839); 
On the Work of the Ministers of the Gospel 
(Aberdeen, 1840) ; On the Profanation of 
the Sabbath (Aberdeen, 1842); On the 
Sabbath (Aberdeen, 1846); Selected Por- 
tions from his Diary and Manuscripts 
(Aberdeen, 1848). He edited Durham's 
Exposition of the Song of Solomon (1840). — 
[Tombstone in Old Machar Churchyard ; 
Martin's Eminent Divines, 222.] 

WOODSIDE (Q.S.). 

[A chapel was opened here on 9th May 
1830. In 1843, the Presb. of Aberdeen 
claimed the building, but repudiated a 
debt of £1200 upon it. The Court of 
Session decided that church and debt must 
go together, whereupon the Free Church 
resumed possession, and a new parish 
church was erected in 1846. The parish of 
Woodside was disjoined from St Machar's 
17th Dec. 1862.] 

ANDREW GRAY, M.A.; elected 23rd 

Sept. 1830; ord. 1st Sept. 1831 ; trans. 

1831 to West Parish, Perth, 14th July 1836. 



1836 



ROBERT FORBES, born 1812, son of 
Robert F., one of the masters of 
the Grammar School, Aberdeen, and 
Mary Langlands ; educated at Marischal 
College; M.A. (1831); became Evening 
Lecturer in John Knox's Church ; elected 
20th Oct., and ord. 26th Dec. 1836. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Wood- 
side Free Church, 1843-59 ; died suddenly 
on the road near his manse, while on his 
way home, 21st Oct. 1859. He was one of 
the first mins. in Scotland to establish 
courses of week-night lectures on scientific 
and literary subjects. He marr. 30th July 
1844, Jane (died 25th Dec. 1855), daugh. 
of James Harvey, manager, Grandholm 
Works, and had issue — Mary Langlands. 
Publications — Pastoral Retrospect of the 
Years 1837 to 1859 (continued annually) 
(Aberdeen, 1838-59); Questions for the Use 
of Parents (Aberdeen, 1839); Address to the 
Children attending the Sabbath Evening 
Schools (Aberdeen, 1839 and 1840); 
Questions for the Use of Young Persons 
preparatory to their Receiving the Ordin- 
ance of the Lord's Supper for the First 
Time (Aberdeen, 1842); Minor Morals 
(Aberdeen, 1854) ; Digest of Rules and 
Procedure of the Free Church (Edinburgh, 
1856, 1862 and 1886) ; The Pastoral Care of 
the Children of the Flock (Aberdeen, 1859); 
Sermon LV. {Free Church Pulpit, ii.) ; 
Remains, with Sketch of Life (Aberdeen, 
1861). — [Morgan's Annals of Woodside, 
85-92, 261 ; Tablet in Woodside Free 
Church.] 



JAMES ROSE SUTHERLAND, M.A.; 
ord. 4th Oct. 1846 ; trans, to North- 



1846 



maven 18th Nov. 1848. 



JAMES WALLIS, born about 1823, son 
1849 °* William W., Gartly ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1844) ; ord. in 1849 ; dem. on being app. to St 
Mark's, Demerara, 1854; studied medicine 
at Edinburgh (L.R.C.S., 1863); emigrated 
to New Zealand ; app. min. of St David's, 
Auckland, Oct. 1865 ; res. 1st July 1868, 
and went to Matanana Valley, Wanganui, 
but returned to Auckland, where he built 
a church called Newtonkirk, and estab- 



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lished an independent congregation. Pub- 
lication — Farewell : Communion Services 
(Aberdeen, 1854). 

MALCOLM MUNKO EOSS, ord. in 
18 _. 1854 ; dem. on being app. as Indian 
chaplain (q.v.) in 1859. 

WILLIAM MURRAY KEAY, M.A. ; 
ord. 18th Aug. 1859 ; adm. first min. 
of this parish 2nd Feb. 1862 ; trans, 
to Foveran 19th Sept. 1872. 

WILLIAM SHEPHERD, born 1844, 

1873 son °^ William S., farmer, and 

Helen Ogilvie; educated at Univ. 

of Glasgow; M.A. (1867); ord. 10th 

April 1873; died unmarr. 10th Jan. 1885. 

JOHN OGILVIE, M.A.; trans, from 

1885 Burghead 23rd July 1885 ; dem. on 

being app. to united churches of 

Penrith and St Mary's, Sydney, New South 

Wales, 31st Dec. 1889; min. of Slainsin 1897. 

DAVID PORTER M'LEES, ord. 14th 
May 1890 ; trans, to North Church, 
Stirling, 28th Dec. 1894. 

JOHN FAIRLIE, born 20th May 1859, 
son of John F., baker, and Jane 
Douglas Roy ; assistant at Calton, 
Glasgow ; ord. 9th July 1895 ; died at 
Row, 11th April 1920. He marr. (1) 
(name not recorded) ; (2) 21st Jan. 1914, 
Barbara Thomson Wotherspoon, daugh. of 
Hugh Smith, master engineer, and Barbara 
Thomson Wotherspoon. 

PETER ALEXANDER DUNN, born 
Stellarton, Nova Scotia, 24th Nov. 
1884, son of Charles D., min. of 
Lybster ; educated at Lybster School, 
Daniel Stewart's College, and Univ. of 
Edinburgh; M.A. (1908), B.D. (1911); 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 10th May 
1911 ; assistant at Morningside, Edin- 
burgh ; ord. to Arbuthnott 8th Jan. 1913 ; 
trans, and adm. 30th Sept. 1920 ; trans, to 
Greenside, Edinburgh, 13th May 1924. 
Marr. 25th April 1914, Alberta Mary 
Margaret, B.A., only child of William 
George Freeman, B.A., Plumstead, London, 
and Mary Dow Morrison, and has issue — 
Charles William, born 30th Nov. 1915. 



1895 



ROBERT LAIRD SNEDDON, born 
1924 Slamannan, 6th May 1886, son of 
John S. and Annie Niven; edu- 
cated at Larkhall Academy and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; M.A. (1908) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Hamilton 7th May 1912 ; assistant at St 
Cuthbert's, Edinburgh ; ord. to Kinloss 
27th Aug. 1915; trans, and adm. 6th Nov. 
1924. Marr. 28th June 1916, Rowena 
Anthony, daugh. of George Grant Duncan, 
Ravelston Place, Edinburgh, and Marion 
Anthony, and has issue — Robert John 
Bertram, born 7th Jan. 1919 ; Anna Irene, 
born 19th July 1923 ; Yvonne Rowena, born 
28th March 1925. 



BANCHORY-DEVENICK. 

[In or about 887 St Deavanach was 
buried at Banchory. To him, in later 
times, the church of this parish was 
dedicated. Banchory - Devenick was a 
prebend of Aberdeen. 

PATRICK DUNBAR, vicar in 1550, 
1560 and still in office in 1560, probably 
conformed at the Reformation. 

DAVID MENZIES, min. in 1567, with 
1567 Nigg also in the charge. 

ROBERT MERCER (primus), of the 
15a „ family of Innerpeffry [cadets of Meik- 
lour] ; matriculated at St Andrews 
Univ. 11th Dec. 1531 ; was exhorter and 
parson in 1567; adm. before 1574. In the 
Assembly in 1575, a complaint was made 
against the Superintendent of Angus and 
Mearns anent his admission, who replied 
that he had been admitted with the advice 
of the brethren of Aberdeen, by whom he 
had been tried. He died before 25th Feb. 
1578. He marr., and had issue — Malcolm, 
rector of Crieff; Robert, his successor in 
the parish; Thomas. — [Wodrow Miscell. 
and Biog., i. ; Jervise's Epitaphs.] 

ROBERT MERCER (secundus), son of 
lgl7 _ preceding, regent in King's College, 
Aberdeen, which he held in con- 
junction, and had among his pupils John 
Johnston, the Latin poet and scholar, who 



44 



BANCHORY-DEVENICK 



[PRESB. OF 



speaks of M. as his "auld kynd maister," 
and bequeathed to him his "white caup 
with the silver fit in token of thankful 
dewtie " ; pres. 25th Feb. 1578 ; was on 
23rd July 1602, found negligent in teaching 
and exercise of discipline and admonished. 
It was reported, 12th Aug. 1603, that he 
" teaches better and oftener since he has 
his residence in Aberdeen," but he was 
ordered to reside in this parish, which 
order was repeated 19th July 1605. The 
Presb., 5th April 1610, found him some- 
what cold in his doctrine and delivery 
thereof, and that he had dilapidated the 
benefice. He was a member of the Assembly 
in 1610, and still min. 24th March 1618. 
He marr. Isobell Collison, and probably had 
issue — John, burgess of Aberdeen, 27th 
Sept. 1625 ; Eobert, M.A. (Marischal 
College), who went to Bremen after 1649. 
— [Aberdeen Sas. Sec. Beg., ii. 157, Sas. iii. 
402.] 

ANDREW MELVILL, son of David M., 
1622 lister i probably trans, from Eccles ; 
pres. to the parsonage and vicarage 
by the bishop, 14th Nov. 1622, subscribed 
the Covenant 22nd July 1638 ; was a 
member of the Assembly in 1641 ; still min. 
27th Dec. 1645. He marr., and had issue — 
Andrew, apprenticed to Hew Hamilton, 
merchant, Edinburgh, 24th April 1644. — 
[Aberdeen Homings, 17th Dec. 1624; Reg. 
of Deeds, ccccliv., 390.] 

WILLIAM ROBERTSON of Peter- 
lesl stoun ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1630) ; adm. before 
21st Oct. 1651 ; died 16th June 1656, aged 
about 46. He marr., 1630, Isobel Gordon, 
who survived him, and had issue — William 
of Peterstoun ; Patrick, tutor at Marischal 
College, 1666-7; Charles; Isobel; Margaret; 
Jane. — [Brechin Tests.] 

DAVID LYELL ; ord. before 18th Oct. 
1658 ; intimated the sentence of 
deposition against Andrew Cant, 
who thereupon exclaimed, " Davie, Davie, 
I kent aye ye wad do this sin the day I 
laid my hands on your heid " ; trans, to 
Third Charge at Aberdeen in 1666. 



JAMES GORDON of Ardoe, born about 
167 „ 1640, son of William G., physician 
and Professor of Medicine, King's 
College, Aberdeen, and Jean, daugh. of 
James Sandilands, commissary of Aber- 
deen ; educated at said College ; M.A. 
(1661); adm. before 28th Oct. 1673; dep. 
by the Primate and Bishops before 21st 
Jan. 1680 for publishing The Reformed 
Bishop, which had given great offence from 
its having denounced in most scathing 
terms the alleged corruptions prevailing 
throughout the Church. When he had ex- 
pressed his sorrow and craved pardon of all 
whom he had offended by publishing this 
book, the sentence was removed and he was 
again inst. 14th March that year. He died 
24th Dec. 1714. He bequeathed £40 Scots 
annually for behoof of the poor of the parish. 
It has been stated that having been dis- 
appointed in his expectations of a bishopric, 
he "fell a railling at the grapes, because 
out of his reach, and lampooned the 
ecclesiastical peerage." The nickname of 
" Reformed Bishop " was given to him, and 
in a pasquil of the period — " Ecclesiastes 
or the Preacher, the Penitential Retrac- 
tions of Mr James Gordon of Banchory," 
it was said — 

"If your book had never been seen, 
You had been Bishop of Aberdeen ; 
If you had been Bishop of Aberdeen, 
Your book had never been seen." 

He marr. Elizabeth, daugh. of William 
Forbes of Corsindae, and had issue — 
James, intruded into the ministry at 
Foveran, while also a rector in York- 
shire, and afterwards Episcopal min. at 
Montrose ; George, M.D. (King's College 
1696). Publications— The Reformed Bishop, 
or XIX. Articles (1679) ; Request to Roman 
Catholics (London, 1687); Some Observa- 
tions on the Fables of jEsop (Edinburgh, 
1700) ; Reflections on L'Estrange's Transla- 
tion of JZsop's Fables (Edinburgh, 1700) ; 
The Character of a Generous Prince 
(London, 1703); Some Charitable Observa- 
tions on Forbes's Treatise of Church Lands 
and Tithes (1706) ; Some Just Reflections on 
a Pasquil against the Parson of Banchory 
(1706) [the two latter were answered by 
William Forbes, Professor of Law, in 



ABERDEEN] 



BANCHORY-DEVENICK 



45 



1716 



Univ. of Glasgow] (Edinburgh, 1706) ; 
Queries about Popery. — [Henderson's Hist, 
of Banchory-Devenick, 46-51 ; G. R. Inhib., 
16th Feb. ' 1672, 21st Sept. 1677 ; Mac- 
farlane's Geneal. Collect., ii., 255.] 

JOHN MAITLAND, born about 1678, 
son of Peter M., advocate in Aber- 
deen ; educated at Marischal College ; 
M.A. (1693) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
15th May 1700; ord. to Skene 19th Sept. 
1700 ; called by the Presb. jure devoluto 
17th Aug. 1715 ; trans, and adm. 1st March 
1716; died March 1727. He marr. (1) 
7th Nov. 1700, Elizabeth, daugh. of Thomas 
Innes, factor to the Earl of Panmure : (2) 
Agnes, daugh. of James Thomson, advocate, 
Aberdeen, she survived him, and had 
issue — James, min. of Sorbie ; Helen ; 
May; Agnes. — [Aberdeen Tests; Reg. of 
Deeds, Durie, 1st July 1741.] 

JOHN LUMSDEN, trans, from Keith- 
.„__ hall ; called 22nd, and adm. by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 25th Oct. 1727 ; 
adm. 28th Feb. 1728; trans, to Chair of 
Divinity in King's College (q.v.) 14th Oct. 
1735. 

JAMES NICOLSON, licen. by Presb. 
-„„ 7 of Haddington 24th Sept. 1734 ; pres. 
by George II. 30th Jan. 1736, and 
23rd March 1737; ord. 13th Sept. 1737; 
died 4th June 1772. He marr. (1) 12th Nov. 
1741, Janet (died 22nd March 1749), daugh. 
of George Haliburton, Lord Provost of Edin- 
burgh, and had issue — Cadogana (daugh.), 
born 7th Oct. 1742; George Haliburton, 
born 17th April 1745 ; Charles, M.A., min. 
of English Presbyterian Church, Amster- 
dam, 1775 - 81, subsequently chaplain to 
British Embassy, Constantinople, born 21st 
Jan. 1747 : (2) 15th May 1772, Helen Thorn, 
who died 4th Aug. 1781. — [Henderson's 
Banchory, 53 ; Steven's Rotterdam, 276 ; 
Bibliotheca Peirsoniana, 126.] 

GEOEGE OGILVY, born 20th May 
17 „ a 1720, eldest son of James O., Kirrie- 
muir, and Mary Ogilvie of Balbrydie ; 
educated at King's College ; became school- 
master of Auchterhouse ; licen. by Presb. 
of Dundee 4th Nov. 1747 ; ord. to Cortachy 
22nd Sept. 1748 ; pres. by George III. 3rd 



1785 



July 1772 ; trans, and adm. 8th July 1773 ; 
died 17th April 1785. He marr. (1) 13th 
June 1742, Elizabeth, daugh. of Matthew 
Crawford, Professor of Divinity, Edin- 
burgh : (2) 2nd Sept. 1754, Katherine 
(born Nov. 1719, died 28th March 1800), 
daugh. of John Anderson, Professor of 
Philosophy, Marischal College, and had 
issue — Skene, D.D., min. of Old Machar, 
born 27th Sept. 1755 ; David, born 1st Nov. 
1757, died 16th Nov. 1826. 

GEOEGE MOEISON of Elsick and 
Disblair, born 1758, fifth son of 
James M. of Elsick, Provost of 
Aberdeen, and Isobel Dyce ; educated at 
Marischal College ; M.A. (14th Feb. 1776) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 30th Jan. 
1782; ord. to Oyne 7th May 1783; pres. 
by George III. 2nd May, trans, and adm. 
10th Nov. 1785; D.D. (King's College, 
27th Nov. 1824) ; died . Father op the 
Chuech, 13th July 1845. He built in 
1837, at a cost of £1400, an iron suspen- 
sion bridge across the Dee at Cults, 
established a school and schoolhouse at 
Portlethen with an endowment of £100, 
and largely aided the endowment of Port- 
lethen Church. His many acts of generosity 
were long remembered in the district. He 
marr. 26th June 1786, Margaret (died 11th 
June 1837, aged 80), daugh. of Gilbert 
Jaffray of Kingswells, a well - known 
Quaker, but had no issue. Publications — 
The Importance of Self- Diffidence (Aber- 
deen, 1821) ; The Dealings of God with 
Nations (Aberdeen, 1832) ; Address to Heads 
of Families in Banchory-Devenick (Aber- 
deen, 1834); A Brief Outline of the External 
Framework and Internal Constitution of 
the Appointments of the Church of Scotland 
as by Law established (Aberdeen, 1840) ; 
State of the Church of Scotland in 1830 and 
1840 contrasted (Aberdeen, 1840) ; Accounts 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, iv., and 
New Stat. Ace, xi., xxi.). — [Walker's Dis- 
blair (Aberdeen, 1884).] 

WILLIAM PAUL, born 27th Sept. 
1804, son of William P., min. of 
Maryculter, Professor of Natural 
Philosophy, King's College, Aberdeen, and 
grand-nephew of preceding; educated at 



1884 



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BANCHORY-DEVENICK— BELHELVIE 



[PEESB. OF 



the Grammar School, Aberdeen, and King's 
College; M.A. (March 1822); taught in a 
private academy at Colchester ; licen. by 
Presb. of Aberdeen 4th May 1826; ord. 
assistant in this parish 19th Oct. that year ; 
pres. by William IV. 19th Aug. 1833 ; adm. 
(assistant and successor) 21st Aug. 1834 ; 
elected clerk of Presb. that year. This he 
res. in 1861 ; D.D. (King's College, 9th 
April 1853);' died 27th April 1884. He 
was a distinguished linguist and educa- 
tionist. He marr. (1) 20th Aug. 1829, 
Jessy (died 2nd Feb. 1866, aged 58), daugh. 
of Alexander Stewart, bailie in Aberdeen, 
and had issue — William, advocate, Aber- 
deen, born 10th May 1830, died 14th Oct. 
1918; Jessy, born 15th Oct. 1831, died 
18th Nov. 1911 ; Isobel, born 29th Sept. 
1833, died 10th June 1907; Margaret 
Morison, born 20th Jan. 1835 (marr. 5th 
Dec. 1865, James Brodie, merchant, 
Mauritius), died 17th July 1916 ; Alex- 
ander, born 18th Jan. 1837, died 4th Nov. 
1846 ; George, born 21st July, and died 
3rd Aug. 1838; Sir George Morison, D.K.S., 
LL.D., born 18th Aug. 1839; John Thur- 
burn, born 3rd Dec. 1841, died at Ventnor, 
26th Nov. 1867 ; Elizabeth, born 29th Oct. 
1843 (marr. 30th June 1868, Sylvester Keid, 
captain Devonshire Eegiment), died 3rd 
March 1919 ; James Stewart, born 28th 
Aug., and died 2nd Sept. 1845 ; David, 
D.D., LL.D., min. of Robertson Memorial, 
Edinburgh (twin), born 28th Aug. 1845; 
Alexander, went to Moka, Mauritius, born 
20th April 1847, died 2nd April 1871; 
Edward Burness, LL.D. (Aberdeen, 1924), 
Principal, Victoria College, Victoria, British 
Columbia, born 17th Jan. 1850 ; Katherine 
Loyd, born 1st June 1851 : (2) 24th Dec. 1867, 
Margaret (died 26th April 1892), second 
daugh. of William Smith, min. of Bower. 
Publications — Analysis and Critical Ex- 
amination of the Hebrew Text of the Booh of 
Genesis, preceded by a Hebrew Grammar, 
and Dissertations on the Genuineness of the 
Pentateuch, and on the Structure of the 
Hebrev) Language (Edinburgh, 1852); Letter 
to the University Commissioners for Scot- 
land (Aberdeen, 1859) ; The Scriptural 
Account of Creation vindicated by the 
Teaching of Science (London, 1870) ; The 



1882 



Authorship and Date of the Boohs of Moses 
considered (Aberdeen, 1878); Past and 
Present of Aberdeenshire (Aberdeen, 1881). 

WILLIAM FYPE LAWRENCE, born 
Carmyllie, 18th May 1857, only son 
of William L., farmer, Kirkbuddo, 
and nephew of John Fyfe, Professor of 
Moral Philosophy, Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
educated at Carmyllie School, Grammar 
School, and Univ. of Aberdeen; M.A. 
(1880); licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen in 
1881; assistant to preceding; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 26th Jan. 1882 ; died 14th 
Feb. 1919. He marr. 28th Jan. 1885, Eliza- 
beth Milne, younger daugh. of William 
Duncan, quarrymaster, Carmyllie, Arbroath, 
and had issue — Mary Fyfe, born 17th March 
1887 (marr. 26th Aug. 1908, Albert George 
Watson, flax buyer, Courtrai) ; Helen 
Catherine Gerard, born 28th Jan. 1889 ; 
William, marine engineer, born 1st April 
1890 ; Charles Christie, Mercantile Marine 
Service, lieut. E.N.R., born 27th Dec. 1891 ; 
Joan Felice, born 12th Nov. 1897 (marr. 
11th Oct. 1922, Ronald Kirkham Grant, 
M.B., Ch.B., D.T.M.). 

ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, born 
19lg Tomlea, Cromdale, 30th April 1869, 
son of Alexander M. and Jane 
Stuart ; educated at Grantown Grammar 
School, Fordyce Academy, and Univ. of 
Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of Abernethy 
5th May 1897 ; assistant at Kilmorack, 
Dunnottar, and St Machar's ; ord. to 
Cookney 24th April 1901 ; trans, and adm. 
11th July 1919. Marr. 1st July 1903, Mary 
Young, daugh. of James Henderson, bank 
agent, Woodside, Aberdeen, and Ann 
Murray Kempt Findlay, and has issue — 
Alastair, electrical engineer, born 10th April 
1904 ; James Henderson, Mercantile Marine, 
born 4th Dec. 1905; George, born 16th May 
1908 ; Mary Barron, born 15th Jan. 1913. 

BELHELVIE. 

[In early times the church of Belhelvie 
was dedicated to St Neachtan, but at' a later 
date St Columba was made the patron. The 
church belonged to the Abbey of Arbroath. 
Belhelvie was a prebend of Aberdeen.] 



ABERDEEN] 



BELHELVIE 



47 



1576 



1617 



1567 GILBERT KELLO, reader in 1567. 

GEORGE PATERSON, entered at 
Beltein in 1570, with Kintore and 
Kinellar both in the charge ; trans. 
to Daviot in 1573. 

PATRICK GARDYNE, pres. by James 
VI. 29th May 1576, with Foveran 
also in the charge ; called an aged 

man in 1601 ; died July 1614. — [Aberdeen 

Sheriff-Court Records, ii., 70.] 

DAVID LINDSAY, son of James L., 
burgess of Dundee ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1602) ; 
adm. to Carmyllie in 1609 ; probably trans, 
to Kinnettles before 20th Sept. 1610; 
trans, and adm. before 8th Aug. 1617 ; 
signed the Covenant 22nd July, and was 
a member of Assembly in 1638, 1639, and 
of the Commissions of Assembly, 1642, 
1644, 1646, and 1647. He was rector of 
King's College, 23rd April 1645 to 1650, 
and was app. by Parliament one of the 
Visitors of the Univ. of Aberdeen 24th 
March 1647 ; burgess of Aberdeen in 1651. 
Though one of the most active and 
energetic in the cause of the Covenanters, 
he continued under Episcopacy, and died 
23rd Nov. 1667, aged about 84. He marr. 
(1) before 8th Dec. 1617, Elizabeth Ochter- 
lony : (2) Margaret Annand, and had issue 
— John of Easter Tyrie, burgess of Aber- 
deen ; Elizabeth ; Helen. Publications — 
Scotland's Halleluiah (Aberdeen, 1642) ; 
A Dolorous Expression and an Eclogue 
on the Death of Bishop Forbes, 1635 
(Forbes's Funeral Sermons) ; The Converts 
Cordiall (1644). — [Aberdeen Sheriff-Court 
Records, iii., 12 ; Reg. of Deeds, cclxviii., 8th 
Dec. 1617 ; Acts of Pari., v. 594, vi., pt. i. 
394, 535, 834 ; G. R. Inhib., 14th Nov. 1617.] 

GEORGE INNES of Blairton, son of 
Alexander I., merchant in Holland ; 
1668 educated at King's College; M.A. 
(1653) ; schoolmaster at Belhelvie ; ord. 
to Dipple 14th Oct. 1658; trans, to Kin- 
airney before 25th Nov. 1663 ; trans, and 
adm. 8th March 1668; D.D. (King's College, 
date uncertain); died in 1697, aged about 64. 
He purchased the estate of Blairton in the 
parish, of which the minister is superior 



1716 



and from which he receives a feu-duty. 
He marr. (name unknown), and had issue 
— George, died 21st Sept. 1710 ; Anna, 
buried 26th Sept. 1701 ; Elizabeth (marr. 
pro., 17th Aug. 1714, Daniel Farquharson, 
shipmaster, Aberdeen). — [Aberdeenshire 
Poll-Book, ii., 539 ; Broughdearg MS.] 

ALEXANDER MITCHELL, called 13th 

169g Nov. 1698; ord. 28th Feb. 1699; 

trans, to Old Machar 31st Aug. 1714. 

JAMES KEITH, intruded in 1715, and 
1715 continued till Feb. 1716. 

WILLIAM DYCE, born 26th Dec. 1689, 
son of Andrew D., merchant, Old 
Aberdeen, and brother of James D. 
of Disblair; educated at King's College; 
M.A. (15th May 1713); licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen 10th Nov. 1714 ; called by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 12th Oct. 1715 ; ord. 
14th March 1716; died 23rd July 1724. 
He marr. Katherine (died 2nd May 1773, 
aged 72), daugh. of David Anderson, D.D., 
Professor of Divinity in King's College, and 
had issue — Andrew, born Aug. 1720, died 
24th April 1742; Katherine, born 7th 
Sept. 1721, died 31st Oct. 1731; Janet, 
born 18th March 1723 (marr. 15th Oct. 1740, 
William Forbes, coppersmith, Aberdeen, 
father of William F., who purchased the 
estate of Callender, Stirlingshire, in 1783). — 
[Aberdeen Tests. ; Tombst. ; Burke's Landed 
Gentry ; Kay's Portraits.'] 

DAVID BROWN, born about 1695, son 
1725 of David B., min. of Blackfriars, 
Glasgow ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (13th April 1715); licen. 
by Presb. of Aberdeen 12th Aug. 1719 ; 
ord. to Peterhead 27th April 1721; called 
21st March, trans, and adm. 22nd July 
1725 ; dep. 18th Oct. 1744 for adultery. 
Having declared his intention to go abroad, 
he was reponed by the Assembly 16th May 
1747; died 10th March 1751. He marr. 
the Hon. Isabel (died 27th April 1762), 
daugh. of William, Lord Saltoun, and had 
issue — Margaret, born 2nd June 1731 ; 
Katherine Ann, born 13th Sept. 1733 ; 
Elizabeth, born 29th Jan. 1740 ; Janet, 
born 4th Sept. 1742 ; a daugh. (marr. Alex. 
Scroggs, merchant, Aberdeen). 



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BELHELVIE 



[PRESB. OF 



THOMAS RAGG, born about 1697, son 
1745 of John R., merchant, Aberdeen ; 
educated at King's College ; M.A. 
(1717) ; became schoolmaster of Belhelvie ; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 30th Sept. 
1724; ord. to Dyce 25th Oct. 1727; pres. 
by George II. 29th Nov. 1744 ; trans, and 
adm. 5th June 1745 ; died 14th Jan. 1766. 
He marr. 2nd June 1740, Ann (died 10th 
Aug. 1786), daugh. of William Black, advo- 
cate, Aberdeen, and had issue — Isabel, born 
4th Jan. 1742 ; John, M.A., born 1st Jan. 
1743; Andrew, born 20th July 1744.— [Aber- 
deen Sas., xxviii., i., 149.] 

JAMES FORSYTH, born Clatt, about 
17e6 1732 ; educated at King's College ; 
M.A. (2nd April 1752) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Alford 6th Dec. 1758; pres. by 
George III. 15th Feb., and ord. 24th Sept. 
1766 ; died suddenly after meeting of the 
Presb. 1st Dec. 1790. He marr. 30th April 
1767, Isabella (died 5th Nov. 1786), daugh. of 
Walter Syme, min. of Tullynessle, and had 
issue — Alexander John, LL.D., min. of this 
parish ; Elizabeth Barbara, born 22nd June 
1773, died unmarr. ; Mary Margaret, born 
28th March 1776 (marr. Robert Scott, min. 
of Glenbuchat) ; Walter, died young. 

ALEXANDER JOHN FORSYTH, 
1791 born 28th Dec. 1768, son of preced- 
ing ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen, where he had as intimates the 
celebrated Robert Hall and Sir James 
Mackintosh ; M.A. (30th March 1786) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 13th Oct. 
1790 ; pres. by George III. 15th Jan., and 
ord. 24th Aug. 1791 ; LL.D. (Aberdeen, 8th 
Sept. 1834) ; died suddenly at his breakfast 
table on Sunday, 11th June 1843, unmarr. 
He was a man far in advance of his times. 
Ingenious rather than learned, Nature, not 
books, was his chief teacher. Professor 
John Stuart Blackie says that " he taught 
one the great lesson of how to use the eyes." 
He was an indefatigable chemist and geolo- 
gist, and spent much of his leisure in the 
" minister's smiddy " set up in his manse 
garden. His discoveries in the preparation 
of gunpowder were of great service to the 
Government during the French War, and 
his invention of the percussion-lock revolu- 



tionised the mechanism of firearms, and 
was adopted by the army. He firmly 
believed that electricity would ultimately 
rival the power of steam, and in his 
imagination of the bestowal of a new sense 
acting at an infinite distance and through 
all kinds of substances, he had what looks 
like a dim groping after wireless telegraphy. 
He was badly treated in the matter of his 
gun invention, and was unceremoniously 
removed from the Tower of London, where 
he carried on operations at the request of 
the Government, and his expenses were 
tardily repaid. No pecuniary reward came 
to him until the year before his death, 
when he received a grant of £200, while 
three of his relatives received £1000 after- 
wards. " It is hardly too much to say that 
if F. had been allowed to complete 'the 
few things he was engaged on at the 
Tower' in 1807, instead of being told to 
'remove his rubbish,' Wellington might 
have found the Peninsula and Waterloo 
easier than he did, or, to put it another 
way, if F. had not patriotically refused the 
£20,000 offered him by the French for his 
invention, the great Napoleon might not 
have died a prisoner at St Helena." Publica- 
tions — Accounts of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, vii., and New Stat. Ace, xii). — 
[The Rev. Alexander John Forsyth and his 
Invention of the Percussion-lock, by Major- 
Gen. Sir Alex. J. F. Reid, from information 
collected mostly by Mary Forsyth Reid, 
Aberdeen, 1909.] 

WILLIAM THOMSON, born 15th June 
1815, son of George T., merchant, 
Woodside, Aberdeen ; educated at 
Marischal College ; M.A. (1832) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Aberdeen 26th March 1839; became 
teacher in Robert Gordon's Hospital, after- 
wards schoolmaster at Dyce and at Bel- 
helvie ; pres. by Queen Victoria 17th July, 
and ord. 13th Sept. 1843 ; died 11th Oct. 
1887. He marr. Sth Dec. 1843, Jane (died 
6th Jan. 1879, aged 62), daugh. of George 
Macnaughton, factory manager, and had 
issue — George, M.D., Oldham, born 14th 
Sept. 1844, died 18th Oct. 1906; John, 
born 20th May 1846; William, born 26th 
Dec. 1847, died at Aberdeen, 23rd Jan. 1889; 



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49 



Jane, bom 22nd April 1849; Alexander, 
agent, Town and County Bank, Aberdeen, 
born, 24th Jan. 1851, died 10th Aug. 1897; 
Margaret, born 16th Oct. 1852; Agnes, 
born 13th May 1854; Isabella, born 6th 
March 1856; Theodore, M.D., C.M.G., 
barrister, Middle Temple, Inspector, Local 
Government Board, London, born 30th 
Dec. 1857; Kobert Smith, born 5th Sept. 
1859 ; Harvey Abernethy (twin), born 5th 
Sept. 1859, died at Yokohama, 15th Feb. 
1906 ; James Henderson Bose, born 19th 
April 1863, died 7th May 1875 ; Frederick 
Holland, M.B., CM., born 20th Oct. 1866. 
— [Aberdeenshire Epitaphs and Inscrip- 
tions, 135.] 

MALCOLM TOWER SOBLEY, born 
1888 Alford, 14th Aug. 1862, son of Bobert 
S. and Janet Fernie ; educated at 
Grammar School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1884), B.D. (1887); licen. by Fresb. 
of Aberdeen May 1887 ; assistant at Hol- 
burn, Aberdeen ; ord. 12th April 1888. 
Marr. 10th May 1894. Annie Elizabeth, 
daugh. of George Allan and Helen Smith, 
and has issue — Helen Allan, born 13th 
June 1895 (marr. 15th March 1923, William 
Cumming Thorn, min. of St Stephen's 
U.F. Church, Carnoustie) ; Malcolm Tower, 
engineer, born 17th March 1897 ; Annie 
Elizabeth, born 24th Aug. 1899. 

CRAIGIEBUCKLER (Q.S.). 

[Craigiebuckler Church was opened in 
Feb. 1883. The parish of Craigiebuckler 
was disjoined from St Machar's, Banchory - 
Devenick, Peterculter, Newhills, and Bubis- 
law, Aberdeen, 15th March 1886. Its 
erection and endowment were very largely 
due to the generosity of John C. Couper 
of Craigiebuckler. The church bells 
possess some historic interest. They were 
cast from the metal of " Auld Lowrie," 
the great bell of St Nicholas', whose sound 
was so familiar in the city from 1351, when 
it was presented by Provost Leith, until 
the burning of the tower in 1874.] 

WILLIAM FOBBES, ord. 19th July 
1877 1877; trans, to Mannofield 10th 
March 1881. 

VOL. VI. 



1881 



GEOEGE DINGWALL, M.A., B.D. ; 
ord. 22nd Dec. 1881 ; trans, to Liff 
28th Sept. 1892. 

JAMES NIMMO CUTHBEBT, born 
18g3 Linlithgow, 29th April 1867, son 
of William Cuddie and Margaret 
Cunningham ; educated at George Watson's 
School and Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. 
(1887), B.D. (1891); assumed name of Cuth- 
bert in 1891 ; licen. by Presb. of Linlithgow 
May 1891 ; assistant at Coats, Coatbridge ; 
ord. 21st Feb. 1893. Marr. 4th Nov. 1903, 
Maud Mary, only daugh. of John C. 
Couper of Craigiebuckler. 



CULTS (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Cults was disjoined 
from Banchory-Devenick, Peterculter, and 
Craigiebuckler on 13th March 1896.] 

CHABLES SINCLAIB CHEISTIE, 
1888 k° rn Dundee, 11th June 1861, son 
of Sinclair C. and Mary Key Mac- 
kay ; educated at Dundee High School, 
Univs. of St Andrews, M.A. (1880), and 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
in 1887 ; assistant at New Grey friars, Edin- 
burgh ; app. to Cults Mission in Jan., and 
ord. 2nd June 1888 ; adm. first min. of 
this parish 14th March 1896; D.D. (St. 
Andrews, 1921). Marr. 26th Oct. 1904, 
Jessie Hope (died s.p. 18th May 1925), eldest 
daugh. of George David Butherford, advo- 
cate, Aberdeen, and Jessie Macdonald. — 
[Henderson's Banchory-Devenick, 201-3.] 



DRUMOAK, of old 
DALMAYOCK. 

[The church of Dalmayock was dedicated 
to St Mayota. Beside it was St Mayota's 
Well. There were also in this parish Wells 
of Our Lady and St Peter. Dalmayock 
was a prebend of Aberdeen.] 

THOMAS HAY, rector; attested a 
1560 deed in 1560. — [Aberdeen and Banff 
Antiquities, iii., 20.] 



CUTHBEBT REID, reader. - 
1566 381.] 

D 



[Ibid., 



50 



DRUMOAK 



[PRESB. OF 



AKTHUR FORBES, mm. of Echt ; had 
1567 charge here in 1567. 

1567 GEORGE FRASER, reader in 1567. 

ALEXANDER GERARD, reader from 
1570 1570 to 1580. 

JOHN GRAHAM, min. at Midmar ; had 
1574 charge here in 1574. 

RICHARD ROSS, min. of Peterculter 
lgg8 in 1585, having this parish also in 
charge till 1586, and then again from 
1593 to 20th Oct. 1598, when he removed 
here, being app., 10th Aug. 1599, to preach 
at Peterc alter every third Sunday, which 
he did till 3rd July 1601. He was a 
member of the Assembly in 1602 ; was 
accused, 15th June 1604, of having passed 
to the pulpit to preach " rashlie," and that 
his doctrine was not for the comfort and 
edification of " sic a notable congregation " ; 
was adm. a burgess of Aberdeen 15th Aug. 
that year; suspended, 13th Oct. 1605, for 
celebrating a marriage irregularly, and 
dep., 14th March 1606, for inefficiency 
and granting a tack for three years of his 
vicarage to his brother, Gilbert R, without 
the consent of the kirk. He marr. (name 
unknown), and had issue — several children. 

ALEXANDER SCROGIE ; trans, from 
1606 Skene ; pres. by John, Earl of Mar, 
in May; coll. and adm. after 12th Dec. 
1606, and inst. 26th Jan. 1607; ordered, 
7th March 1608, to reside at his church, 
and on 13th March 1609 to leave the college 
at Aberdeen at Lammas ; trans, to Old 
Machar after 6th June 1621. 

JOHN GREGORIE, born 1598, son 
1621 °^ J ames G. [descended from the 
Macgregors of Roro, a younger 
branch of the Glenlyon family], saddler 
and burgess of Aberdeen, and Margaret 
Barbour; educated at Marischal College; 
M.A. (1616) ; adm. in 1621 ; served heir 
to his father, 27th May 1623. Refusing 
to sign the Covenant he fled to England, 
but returned June 1639 ; was arrested 
in bed on the night of 2nd June 1640, 
by a party of soldiers, brought before 
General Monro, fined 1000 merks, had his 
house plundered, and deprived by the 



General Assemby in July that year. On 
the petition of the laird of Drum, he was 
reponed in 1641, but disobeyed an order 
to preach with Andrew Cant (whom he 
greatly disliked) at the visitation of the 
kirk of Aberdeen ; was again dep. in 
1649, but the Synod, 22nd April, recom- 
mended the Assembly to restore him ; 
died before 31st March 1653. He marr. 
1621, Janet, daugh. of David Anderson 
of Finzeauch, a distinguished engineer in 
his day, and had issue — Alexander of 
Finzeauch, M.A., born 1623, murdered by 
Francis Crichton, brother of Lord Fren- 
draught, in 1663 ; David of Netherdale and 
Kinnairdy, librarian, King's College, born 
20th Dec. 1625, died in 1720 ; James, 
M.A., inventor of the reflecting telescope, 
correspondent of Sir Isaac Newton, and 
Professor of Mathematics in Univs. of 
St Andrews and Edinburgh, born Nov. 
1638, died Oct. 1675 ; Margaret (marr. 
Thomas Mercer, bailie of Aberdeen); 
Janet (marr. Thomas Thomson of Faich- 
field). — [Aberdeen Burgh Records, ii. ; 
Inq. Ret. Aberdeen, 308; Inq. Ret. Banff, 
90 ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 37, 69, 518 ; Aberdeen 
Sas., v., 109, 171.] 

[ANDREW BALLENDEN, a deprived 
1652 min., was charged by the Synod, 
Oct. 1652, with having intruded 
here. He confessed that he had done the 
same " by warrant from the Englishers in 
respect he was upon the independent and 
congregational course." He was dismissed 
on undertaking to leave the country.] — 
[Ecclesiastical Records of Aberdeen, 222.] 

DAVID LINDSAY (primus), born 1626, 
1654 eldest son of David L., burgess of 
Aberdeen ; educated at Marischal 
College, 1642-6 ; ord. in 1654 ; deprived 
in 1681, for not taking the Test ; returned 
21st June 1691 ; died 30th Sept. 1702. 
He marr. Sophia Douglas, and had issue — 
David, min. of this parish ; Jean. — [G. R. 
Inhib., 11th Aug. 1673; Aberdeen Sas., vi., 
428 ; Aberdeenshire Poll-Book, ii., 471.] 

DAVID LINDSAY (secundus), son of 

1682 preceding ; educated at Marischal 

College, 1671-5; pres. in Feb.; 

passed trials before the Presb. and received 



ABERDEEN] 



DRUMOAK 



51 



a testimonial to the Primate, 25th April, 
for ordination ; inst. between 23rd^May 
and 20th June 1682; died 16th June 
1691.— [Aberdeen Tests.] 

DAVID LINDSAY (primus) [see 
1691 above]. 

ALEXANDER SHANK, bapt. 1676, 
,„._ son of Henry S. of Castlerig, bailie 
of Kinghorn [descended from Mur- 
doch S., who is said to have found the 
body of King Alexander III. among the 
cliffs at Kinghorn]; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; M.A. (25th June 1700) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Aberdeen 25th Nov. 1702 
called 25th April, and ord. 4th Aug. 1703 
pres. to Lochmaben in 1728, but not settled 
died from effects of a fall from his horse, 
6th March 1749. He bequeathed 400 
merks for the poor of the parish. He marr. 
4th Dec. 1705, Elizabeth (died 1st April 
1730), daugh. of William Burnett of Balfour 
and Woodtown, and Margaret Douglas, and 
had issue— Thomas, born 12th Sept. 1706; 
Alexander, min. of St Cyrus, born 4th Oct. 
1708; Margaret, born 20th Nov. 1710 
(marr. James Walker, min. of Dunnottar) ; 
Jean, born 24th Dec. 1712 (marr. William 
Thomson, min. of Marykirk); William, 
min.; of Brechin, born 20th June 1714; 
Elizabeth, born 13th Aug. 1715, died young ; 
Elizabeth, born 4th April 1718, died young ; 
Henry, born 30th March 1720; Elizabeth, 
born 21st Nov. 1721, died young ; Martin, 
M.A. (1740), born 18th Jan. 1723; Elizabeth, 
born 1725; Marjory.— [Burnetts of Leys, 76; 
Brechin Tests. ; Aberdeen Tests.] 

JOHN GLENNIE, pres. by Patrick 
1750 Duff of Premnay Sept. 1749; ord. 
10th Jan. 1750 ; trans, to Maryculter 
23rd June 1763. 

ALEXANDER ROSE, M.A.; pres. by 
1764 ^°^ n I rvine Dec. 1^63; ord. 9th 
May 1764; trans, to Auchterless 2nd 
Nov. 1774. 

JOHN FULLERTON, educated at 

m5 Marischal College; M.A. (1757); 

licen. by Presb. of Fordoun 15th 

Jan. 1766; pres. by Alexander Fullerton, 

min. of Footdee, in April, and ord. 17th 



Aug. 1775 ; died 27th May 1785, aged about 
48. He had great reputation for piety and 
earnestness as a pastor. He marr. 27th 
April 1776, Isabel Rose, who died at Aber- 
deen 6th March 1814, aged 73, and had 
issue — Alexander, secretary, Town and 
County Bank, born 14th Sept. 1777; Hugh, 
advocate, Aberdeen, Sheriff-Substitute of 
Kincardineshire, born 17th July 1780, died 
20th Jan. 1846.— [Tombst.] 

JAMES FRASER, born 1756, son of 
1 „__ John F., merchant and treasurer of 
Aberdeen, and Helen, daugh. of 
James and Elizabeth Copland Michie, Tar- 
land ; educated at Marischal College ; 
M.A. (1771); licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
3rd Feb. 1779 ; under-master in Gordon's 
Hospital ; pres. by Alexander Irvine of 
Drum Nov. 1785; ord. 15th June 1786; D.D. 
(Marischal College, Feb. 1796) ; died unmarr. 
31st Jan. 1828. Publication — Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace., iii.). Edited 
Lectures on the Pastoral Character, by 
Principal George Campbell, 1811. 



1826 



ADAM CORBET, born 31st July 1799, 
son of William C. of Beildside, 
Supervisor of Excise, Aberdeen, and 
Jean Gordon ; educated at Marischal Col- 
lege; M.A. (2nd April 1816); licen. by 
Presb. of Aberdeen 20th Dec. 1821; pres. 
by Alexander Irvine of Drum in June, and 
ord. (assistant and successor) 27th July 
1826; D.D. (Aberdeen, 6th May 1864); 
died 11th Oct. 1876. He marr. 29th Dec. 
1831, Christian (died s.p. 2nd Nov. 1899, 
aged 89), daugh. of John Blaikie, Aberdeen, 
and sister of Provost Sir Thomas Blaikie. 
Publication — The Christian's Triumph 
(Aberdeen, 1855). — [Henderson's Annals of 
Lower Deeside, 88 ; Jervise's Epitaphs, ii., 
367 ; Aberdeen Journal Notes and Queries, 
ii., 227.] 

GEORGE INNES SIM, born Deskford, 
21st June 1839, son of William S.; 
educated at Univs. of Aberdeen, 
M.A. (1862), and Edinburgh, B.D. (1868) ; 
became schoolmaster of Rothiemay in 
1862 ; licen. by Presb. of Strathbogie 2nd 
July 1867; ord. to Glenlivet 26th June 
1872; trans, and adm. 15th March 1877; 



1877 



52 



DRUMOAK— DURRIS 



[PRESB. OF 



res. 6th Feb. 1883, and went to Australia ; 
min. of Presbyterian Church, Easterton, 
Victoria, 1883; Eector of High School, 
Eangiroa, New Zealand, 1894 ; Principal of 
Queen's College, Auckland, New Zealand, 
1900-3; died 11th Jan. 1913. He marr. (1) 
4th July 1865, Margaret Chrystal, and had 
issue— John, born 16th Sept. 1869; Jane 
Robertson, born 23rd March 1871 ; Jessie 
Margaret, born 21st Oct. 1872; Georgina, 
born 21st Oct. 1873 ; Eliza, born 29th Nov. 
1874: (2) 28th June 1894, Catherine O. 
Goodlet. 

CHARLES MACKIE, born Newhills, 

1S8S 7tb March 1852 > son of Jonn M- 
and Christian Davidson ; educated 
at Bucksburn Free Church School, 
Grammar School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1874) ; licen. by the Presb. of Aber- 
deen ; assistant at Drumoak and Cullen ; 
ord. 10th May 1883 ; dem. 22nd May 1922. 
Marr. 24th Sept. 1884, Elsie, daugh. of 
William Souter, painter, Aberdeen, and 
Rachel Procter, and has issue — William 
Souter, M.A. (Oxon), Professor of English 
Literature, Cape Town, born 31st Oct. 
1885 ; John, in Australian Forces, born 
17th Aug. 1887, killed in action at Fletre, 
28th April 1918 ; Helen, born 8th May 1890 
(marr. 1916, Alistair Cameron MacDonald, 
M.B., Ch.B.) ; Charles, accountant, born 
15th Oct. 1891 ; George, warehouseman, 
lieut. 2nd Royal Scots, born 27th March 
1893, died of wounds at Arras, 12th April 
1917 ; Elsie, M.B., Ch.B., born 24th Dec. 
1895. Publications — Making of the Bible 
(Aberdeen, 1895) ; John Grubber and Son's 
Factory (1908). 

JOHN LESLIE ROBERTSON, born 

1922 Newnills . 16t h Ma y 1 884 > son of 
Alexander Troup R., and Bathia 
Leslie; educated at Univ. of Aberdeen; 
M.A. (1907), B.D. (1919) ; assistant master 
in Alva Academy in 1907, Macduff Higher 
Grade School in 1908, and Headmaster of 
Badenscoth Public School, 1913-15 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Garioch April 1918; locum 
tenens at Kintore ; ord. to Trinity, Aber- 
deen, 2nd May 1919 ; trans, and adm. 5th 
Sept. 1922. Marr. 2nd July 1918, Elizabeth 
Wallace Ewing, second daugh. of Robert 



Patterson, min. of Savoch U.F. Church, 
and has issue — Isobel Agnes Robertson, 
born 13th Oct. 1920. 



DURRIS. 

[The church of Durris belonged to the 
Knights of the Order of the Temple. It 
was dedicated to St Comgall of Bangor. 
Besides the church, St Comgall's Fair was 
held in May. The parish of Durris was 
severed from the Presb. of Fordoun, and 
added to that of Aberdeen 14th May 1717. 
A new church was opened on 17th Nov. 
1822. The communion vessels still in use 
were gifted by Thomas Fraser "Chapline 
and Judge-advocat aboard the English 
Admirale." He died in the Straits of 
Gibraltar 19th Feb. 1694.] 

JOHN DUFF, parson in 1560 ; granted 
a charter to George Fraser and 
Christian Ogilvy, his spouse. — [Feu 
Charters of Eirhlands, i., 282.] 

GEORGE FRASER of the Frasers of 
Durris; entered at Lammas 1568; 
probably went to Boharm. 



1574 



ARCHIBALD HOGG of the family of 
Blairydrine ; min. in 1574 ; died 
before 20th March 1595. He marr. 
and had issue — Patrick, min. of Fetlar. 

JAMES IRVINE, son of Alexander I. 
of Beltie ; adm. in 1595 ; pres. by 
James VI. 20th March 1595-6. In 

1599 Kinnairny also was in the charge ; 

probably trans, to Tough in 1599. 

ALEXANDER YOUNGSON, min. of 
Aboyne in 1593 ; trans, to Skene in 
1599, preaching there and at Durris 
alternately; removed here in 1601; ordered 
by Presb. to make his residence here 15th 
Jan. 1602; still min. 5th Oct. 1630. He 
marr. Elspeth, daugh. of John Reid, min. 
of Banchory-Ternan, and had issue — 
Alexander ; John ; James, student at 
Marischal College, 1628-32; Andrew, Pro- 
fessor of Philosophy, Aberdeen (1645-6), 
became a Roman Catholic and entered 
Scots College, Madrid, born 13th July 
1619; William, min. of this parish; 



ABERDEEN] 



DURRIS 



53 



Kobert; a son died Dec. 1602. — [St 
Andrews Tests. ; Reg. of Deeds, cccxcix., 
295 ; Records of the Scots Colleges, 196.] 

WILLIAM YOUNGSON, son of pre- 
165 _ ceding ; educated at Marischal Col- 
lege, 1637-41 ; adm. before 25th Dec. 
1653 \ still min. 26th June 1656. He marr. 
Helen Patoun, and had issue — Alexander. 
— [Reg. of Decreets, Durie, 27th July 1672 ; 
Echt Sess. Reg.] 



1656 



WILLIAM REID, trans, from a charge 
(unidentified) in Shetland between 
25th March 1655 and 12th Oct. 1656; 
elected one of the mins. of Edinburgh, 
6th Oct. 1662, but declined acceptance ; 
was very ill 26th March 1673, and probably 
died shortly thereafter. He marr. and had 
issue— Katherine (marr. 27th Nov. 1722, 
John Dunbar, tailor, Edinburgh) ; Margaret 
(marr. 6th Dec. 1706, John Smith, tailor in 
the Canongate, Edinburgh). — [Echt Sess. 
Reg.] 



1675 



JOHN EEID, educated at Marischal 
College; M.A. (1669); became 
schoolmaster of Banchory-Ternan ; 
and session-clerk there 27th March 1670 ; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen ; adm. 24th 
Nov. 1675 ; was a non-jurant ; dep. for 
supporting the Jacobite Eising in 1715; 
died before 2nd April 1728. He marr. 
(1) Isabel Fraser, who died 13th June 
1716 : (2) Margaret Cruden, who survived 
him. — [Aberdeen Tests.] 



1717 



ROBERT MELVILL, born 1691, son 
of Francis M., min. of East or 
Second Charge, Aberdeen ; licen. 
by Presb. of Aberdeen 20th June 1716; 
pres. by Sir Peter Fraser that year ; ord. 
31st Jan. 1717; in his absence his house was 
robbed on 28th Feb. 1747 by five armed 
men, the chief of whom — James Davidson — 
was executed and hung in chains. [In Feb. 
1747 Davidson and his confederates robbed 
in one night the manses of Kinnell, Farnell, 
and Kinnaird. Next day they entered the 
manse of Fettercairn, which was gallantly 
defended by the minister, who kept David- 
son a prisoner for some time until he was 



released by his associates. From Durris 
manse they took away the Presbytery 
Records of 1598-1610, the volume ultimately 
falling into the hands of the Faculty of 
Advocates, Edinburgh, by whom it was 
restored to its original owners in June 
1891.] M. died 29th May 1758. He marr. 
(1) Isabella (died 1719), daugh. of George 
Fordyce, Provost of Aberdeen, and had 
issue — Ann, bapt. 19th May 1718, died 15th 
March 1737; Elizabeth, bapt. 2nd July 1719 
(marr. John Harper, schoolmaster) : (2) 30th 
Dec. 1734, Janet Greig, who died 8th Nov. 
1752, and had issue — Katherine, born 13th 
Oct. 1736 ; Isobel, born 20th Dec. 1737 ; 
Francis, M.A. (Marischal College, 1756), 
merchant, Amsterdam, born 12th Dec. 1739 ; 
Margaret, born 9th Nov. 1741 ; Sarah, born 
29th Aug. 1743 ; John, merchant, Amster- 
dam, born 25th Feb. 1747 ; Jean, born 21st 
Oct. 1749. — [Family of Dingwall-Fordyce.] 



1759 



ALEXANDER LESLIE, M.A. ; pres. 
by Earl of Peterborough in 1758 ; 
ord. 5th April 1759; trans, to 
Fordoun 31st Oct. 1771. 

WILLIAM STRACHAN, born 1745, 
ll772 son of Robert S., Aberdeen ; edu- 
cated at Marischal College ; M.A. 
(1766); pres. by Earl of Peterborough in 
Feb., and ord. 9th April 1772 ; died 15th 
June 1823. He marr. 8th Dec. 1774, 
Margaret (died 24th Feb. 1807), daugh. 
of Arthur Mitchell, min. of Skene. Publi- 
cation — Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, iii.). — [St Andrews Tests.] 



1823 



ROBERT COPLAND, born 1780, son 
of Peter O, farmer, Gillachie, 
Rathven ; educated at King's Col- 
lege ; M.A. (1799); licen. by Presb. of 
Fordyce ; ord. missionary at Enzie 22nd 
July 1814 ; pres. by Alexander, Duke of 
Gordon, in Sept., trans, and adm. 30th 
Oct. 1823 ; died 3rd July 1860. He marr. 
29th Dec. 1835, Christina Wright, who 
died 30th April 1852, and had issue — 
Robert, born 9th May 1842 ; Adam Corbet, 
born 11th Nov. 1846, died 12th April 1858. 
Publication— Account of the Parish {New 
Stat. Ace, xi.). 



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[PRESB. OF 



1858 



JAMES DUIRS, born about 1800, son 
of James D., builder, Laurencekirk ; 
educated at Marischal College ; M. A. 
(1832) ; sub-regent in Marischal College in 
1840 ; became schoolmaster in the parish ; 
ord. (assistant and successor) 27th July 
1858; died 28th Jan. 1893. He marr. 
12th Jan. 1859, Mary Johnston (died 
20th March 1895), daugh. of James Murray, 
Stonehaven. 



CHAELES JAMES WATT, M.A. ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 11th April 
1878; trans, to Polwarth and adm. 
21st March 1882 ; dem. that charge 1925. 



1878 



1888 



ROBERT EEITH SPARK, born 7th 
Sept. 1855, son of Archibald S. 
and Barbara Reith ; educated at 
Grammar School, Aberdeen, and Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (1878); licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen in 1882 ; assistant in this 
parish ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
18th Jan. 1883. Marr. 16th March 1892, 
Christian Taylor, daugh. of James Lyon 
and Agnes Cooper, and has issue — Archi- 
bald Douglas, M.C., captain and adjutant 
5th Gordons, born 21st Oct. 1892 ; Arthur 
Percy, M.B., Ch.B., Stoke-on-Trent, born 
4th June 1894; Ian Robert, M.B., Ch.B., 
Nottingham, born 6th March 1897 ; Cecil 
Vivian, M.B., Ch.B., Insch, born 5th Dec. 
1898 ; Gladys Agnes, born 6th Aug. 1900 ; 
James Christian, born 28th May 1903. 



DYCE. 

[The church of Dyce was dedicated to 
St Fergus.] 

1567 THOMAS MILL, reader in 1567. 

ROBERT WOOD, reader here and at 
1574 Fintray in 1574. 

JOHN WHITE, min. in 1574, with 
Fintray, Kinnellar, and Skene all in 



1574 



the charge. 



ARTHUR FORBES, reader, buried in 
5 St Nicholas' Churchyard, 7th July 
1595. 



DONALD WALKER, probably formerly 
lsq w of Birsay ; adm. before 26th Jan. 
1597, when he subscribed the libel 
given up to the Session in a case of witch- 
craft. — [Spalding Miscell., i., 177.] 



1604 



JOHN CHALMERS, sub-Principal of 
King's College, Aberdeen ; was 
ordered by the Provincial Assembly 
to settle here, provided the Principal and 
masters of the College should agree, but 
they unanimously refused consent. 



WILLIAM ANDERSON, educated at 
Marischal College ; adm. 20th Jan. 
1605, and enjoined by the Presb. 
11th July thereafter to reside under pain 
of deprivation ; still min. 7th March 1608. 



1605 



1611 



1645 



THOMAS MELVILL, educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1604) ; a probationer 6th Dec. 1605 ; 

adm. before 4th Sept. 1611 ; subscribed 

the Covenant 22nd July 1638 ; still min. 

22nd April 1642. — [Gordon's Aberdeen; 

Spalding's Hist., 51 ; Sheriff-Court Records, 

ii., 174.] 

WILLIAM CHEYNE, born 1613 ; edu- 
cated at King's College; M.A. 
(1635); adm. 27th Aug. 1645; died 
11th Feb. 1676. He marr. 7th June 1653, 
Katherine, third daugh. of Andrew Skene 
of Overtown of Dyce and Margaret, daugh. 
of John Forbes, min. at Delft, Holland, 
and had issue — Andrew; Robert; William, 
min. of Carmichael ; Anna ; David, appren- 
ticed to Walter Mackale, Aberdeen, 13th 
July 1680.— [Family of Skene, 30, 35 ; Scot. 
Notes and Queries, vii. 152, xii. 7.] 

PATRICK SETON, M.A. ; inst. before 
1676 31st Oct. 1676 ; trans, to Auchterless 
in 1682. 

GILBERT RAMSAY, born about 1660, 
son of Robert R., merchant, Aber- 
deen ; educated at Marischal College ; 
M.A. (1677); became one of the under- 
masters of Aberdeen Grammar School in 
1679 ; pres. by Dr James Weinyss, Dean of 
St Andrews, 5th April, coll. 4th May, and 
inst. 28th May 1682 ; having protested 
against the Committees of the General 



1682 



ABERDEEN] 



DYCE 



55 



Assemblies for the North, he was allowed 
by Parliament, 9th July 1695, to take the 
oath of allegiance, but was dep., 21st June 
1716, for praying for the Chevalier during 
the Eising ; died 31st May 1728. He marr. 
Jean Livingston, who died 6th March 1708, 
and had issue, Anna. — [Aberdeen Tests. ; 
O. P. Homings, 4th Aug. 1687 ; Tombst. ; 
Aberdeenshire Poll-Book, ii., 512; Acts of 
Pari., ix., 423, App. 119.] 

JOHN REID, born about 1690, son of 
171 „ Thomas R., Pittenkeiry; educated 
at Marischal College; M.A. (1708); 
called 21st April, and ord. 9th May 1717; 
died between 8th and 15th Jan. 1727. He 
marr. 13th Feb. 1718, Margaret, daugh. of 
William Cruden, bailie, Aberdeen, and 
had issue— William ; Isobel (marr. Robert 
Walker, wright, Old Machar). His widow 
marr. (2) 3rd May 1729, Alexander Crombie, 
schoolmaster of Dyce. 

THOMAS RAGG, M.A.; called 30th 
1727 July, and ord. 25th Oct. 1727 ; trans. 
to Belhelvie 5th June 1745. 

JOHN KING, a native of Mar; edu- 
1746 cate d at King's College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1729); licen. by Presb. of 
Kincardine ONeil 2nd Feb. 1743; called 
9th Feb., and ord. 30th July 1746, died 21st 
April 1767. He marr. 10th March 1748, 
Katherine (died 30th Nov. 1761), daugh. of 
James Morison of Elsick, Provost of Aber- 
deen, and Isobel Dyce. 

ALEXANDER TEMPLE, M.A. ; pres. 
1768 ^ Andrew Skene of Dyce Sept. 
1767; ord. 23rd March 1768; trans, 
to Newhills 17th Jan. 1770. 

JAMES HAY, M.A. ; trans, from Inver- 
117 „ urie ; pres. by Andrew Skene of 
Dyce in March, and adm. 11th July 
1770; trans, to Elgin 8th July 1779. 

WILLIAM WILSON, born 1754 ; edu- 
11780 cated at Marischal College ; M.A. 
(1772) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
24th March 1779 ; pres. by Andrew Skene 
of Dyce in Nov. that year; ord. 19th 
April 1780 ; died unmarr. 18th Feb. 1821. 
Publication — Account of the Parish (Sin- 
clair's Stat. Ace, iii.). — [Tombst.] 



GORDON FORBES, born 6th Feb. 
1822 ^ 85 ' son °f George F., min. of 
Leochel ; educated at Marischal Col- 
lege; MA. (1804) ; ord. to Towie 8th April 
1819 ; pres. by Lieut-Gen. John Gordon- 
Cuming Skene of Pitlurg in Feb., trans, 
and adm. 5th June 1822 ; dem. 19th Nov. 
1829 ; died 26th May 1833. He marr. 16th 
Feb. 1817, Margaret (died 5th May 1829, 
aged 30), daugh. of George Grant, min. of 
Mortlach, and had issue — John, surgeon, 
R.N., born 13th April 1818; Charles, 
L.R.C.P., born 14th Sept. 1819 ; Margaret 
Mitchell, born 20th Feb. 1821 ; Katherine 
Stewart, born 21st Oct. 1824 ; Harriet Ann 
Stewart, born 28th Sept. 1826 (marr. 29th 
June 1847, Gilbert James Blane, H.E.I.C.S.); 
Gordon Stewart, born 18th Feb. 1828. 

WILLIAM ROBINSON PIRIE, M.A. ; 
1880 P res - by William Gordon-Cuming 
Skene of Pitlurg and Dyce ; ord. 
28th April 1830 ; app. Professor of Divinity 
(q.v.) in Marischal College, Aberdeen, and 
adm. 30th Dec. 1843. 

JOHN SYME KEMP, born 18th March 
1844 1 8 07) son °f James K, Farniefold, 
Madderty, and Amelia Tainsh ; edu- 
cated at Madderty School, Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (1825); licen. by Presb. 
of Auchterarder ; rector of Musselburgh 
Academy, rector of Inveraray Academy, 
rector of Anderson's Institution, Forres ; 
ord. 19th Dec. 1844 ; died unmarr. 18th 
Feb. 1892. 

JAMES TAYLOR COX, bom Gamrie, 
x 19th May 1865, son of Henry William 

C. and Margaret Taylor ; educated 
at Grammar School, Old Aberdeen, and 
Univ. of Aberdeen; M.A. (1886), B.D. 
(1888); licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 1st 
May, and ord. (assistant and successor) 
18th Oct. 1888; app. clerk of Presb. 29th 
Sept. 1903, and of Synod 8th April 1913 ; 
app. Convener of General Assembly's 
Advisory Committee on Freewill Offerings 
in 1921 ; app. Convener of General As- 
sembly's Committee on Statistics in 1922. 
Marr. (1) 28th Feb. 1893, Mary (born 31st 
Jan. 1866, died 2nd April 1915), daugh. 
of James Morrison, Phingask, Fraserburgh, 



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[PEESB. OF 



and Sarah Marshall, and has issue — Sara 
Marshal], born 18th Nov. 1893, died at 
Bridge of Weir, 20th Oct. 1925; Lilian 
Oswell, born 25th Jan. 1896 ; Gladys, born 
4th July 1899, accidentally drowned 4th 
May 1901 ; Harold Cecil Morrison, farming 
in Victoria, Australia, born 20th Dec. 1902 : 
(2) 3rd Jan. 1917, Lilian Gertrude Lees, 
daugh. of James Sykes, Sefton Park, Liver- 
pool, and Annie Maria Lees. Publication — 
Assisted in revision of Dr Mair's Digest 
of Church Laws (4th Edition), with 
Supplementary and other Notes (Edin- 
burgh, 1923). 

FINTRAY. 

[The church of Fintray was dedicated to 
St Medan and belonged to the Abbey of 
Lindores. At Hatton within the bounds 
there was a chapel of St Giles.] 

ALEXANDEK HOWIE, reader in 
1567 1567. 

THOMAS FLEMING, vicar and reader 
1567 in 1567 ; min. in April 1573. 

STEPHEN MANNERS, mentioned as 
ls?1 vicar in 1571 ; probably the last vicar 
of the Romish Church, but may have 
conformed. 

ROBERT WOOD, reader here and at 
1574 Dyce in 1574. 

JOHN WHITE min. in 1574, with Dyce, 

ls „. Skene, and Kinellar also in the 

charge ; trans, to Skene before 1576. 

JOHN INNES, min. in 1576, with same 
15 „„ parishes in charge [afterwards min. 
of Urquhart (Elgin)]. 

WALTER RICHARDSON, min. in 
1578 1578, with similar charge ; trans, to 
Clatt in 1580. 

1580 JOHN CURRIE, reader. 

THOMAS GARDYNE, adm. before 29th 
1583 Feb. 1583 ; trans, to Tarves in 1593. 

WILLIAM NEILSON, son of N. 

lgg4 and Agnes Rait; adm. in 1594, 

with Dyce and Kinellar also in the 

charge ; pres. to vicarage by James VI. 



before 15th Feb. 1600 ; still min. 14th June 
1610. — [Aberdeen Sheriff - Court Records, 
ii., 101.] 

' ADAM BARCLAY, adm. before 11th 
June 1625. — [Aberdeen Sheriff-Court 
Records, ii., 408.] 

ANDREW ABERCROMBIE, son of 
Walter A., min. of Rayne ; educated 
at Marischal College ; M.A. (1617) ; 
adm. before 20th Feb. 1635 ; was a member 
of the Assembly 12th Aug. 1639. Being a 
strong Covenanter he had his house and 
corn burned and his goods plundered by a 
party of the Marquess of Montrose's army, 
17th March 1645 ; was app. by Parliament, 
31st July 1649, one of the Commission for 
Visiting the College of Aberdeen ; was a 
member of the Commission of the Assembly 
that year. In 1662 he is reported as having 
ceased to preach in the parish church, and 
to have taken away the Session-Book and 
the Session's money. He conducted services 
in Hatton Chapel till June 1663, and after 
that privately, when he left the district ; 
died at Cawstone, Ayrshire, 22nd March 
1665. He marr. Margaret, daugh. of James 
Forbes in Knockandauch, and had issue — 
Alexander ; William, went to Poland, whose 
descendants lived at Ehlerstorff, Olden- 
burg, Schleswig-Holstein ; Andrew, min. 
of Tarland ; John. — [Acts of Pari., vi., ii., 
509; Burgh of Aberdeen Birth Breives, 1st 
June 1663 ; Spalding's Hist., 481 ; Aberdeen 
Sheriff-Court Records, ii., 402 ; Scot. Notes 
and Queries, vii., 53, 85.] 



1662 



GEORGE MELDRUM, born 1624, son 
of David M., min. of St Cyrus ; edu- 
cated at Marischal College in 1640; 
adm. 25th May 1662; burgess of Aberdeen 
in 1681 ; died 23rd April 1681. He left 
2000 merks towards building a bridge 
across the Dee. He marr. and had issue 
— Alexander, min. of Dunscore. — [Acts of 
Pari., viii., 364.] 

ALEXANDER FORBES, born about 

1681 1654, son of John F., merchant 

and stationer, burgess of Aberdeen, 

descended from the family of Pitsligo ; 

educated at Marischal College ; M.A. 



ABERDEEN] 



FINTRAY 



57 



(1672); licen. by Presb. of Alford; inst. 
to Kearn 13th Jan. 1678 ; trans, and adm. 
17th July 1681 ; died 16th March 1693, "a 
young man, most expert in mathematics." 
He marr. Jan. 1678, Jean (died in summer 
1740), daugh. of Captain James Forbes, 
Greenlands, and had issue — William Eeid, 
bursar, Marischal College, 1696-9; John; 
James ; Anna (marr. William Forbes of 
Badiefurrow). Publication — Be Rota Arith- 
metica. — [Maidment's Catal. Scots Writ. ; 
G. R. Homings, 20th Sept. 1705.] 



1693 



ALEXANDER THOMSON, assistant 
at St Machar, Aberdeen ; pres. by 
Sir John Forbes of Craigievar ; 
adm. 24th April 1693, but was deprived 
by Parliament, July 1695, for intruding 
without admission from the legal Presb. and 
imprisoned till he should find caution not 
to go north of the Forth ; was liberated 
on his own petition within four days. The 
parish was declared vacant on 18th Aug. 
1695.— [Acts of Pari., ix. 389, 411, App. 109, 
118.] 



1699 



ROBERT BURNETT, eldest son of 
Thomas B. of Sauchen, uncle and 
factor to Sir Thomas Burnett of 
Leys ; educated at King's College ; M.A. 
(9th July 1668); inst. at Banchory- 
Ternan 7th Nov. 1682 ; deprived before 
6th Oct. 1695 for non-jurancy, but was re- 
ceived into Communion by a Committee of 
Assembly in 1698; called 9th Oct. same year; 
adm. here 5th Jan. 1699 ; died 18th June 
1701, aged about 53. He marr. Jean (died 
9th April 1722), daugh. of Robert Reid, 
min. of Banchory-Ternan, and had issue — 
Robert of Sauchen ; Alexander, bapt. 5th 
Dec. 1685 ; William, bapt. 7th Sept. 1690 ; 
Katherine, bapt. 7th Dec. 1691 ; John, min. 
of Cluny, bapt. 14th Dec. 1692; Mary, 
bapt. 6th Dec. 1693 ; Nicholas (twin), bapt. 
6th Dec. 1693 ; Katherine, bapt. 19th Sept. 
1696 ; Anna, bapt. 15th Nov. 1697.— [Laing 
MS. Hist. MSS. Com., 434; Inq. Ret. 
Aberdeen, 515.] 

JAMES HUTCHESON [or HUTCH- 
170 „ EON]; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh; M.A. (1654); adm. to Inch 
after Whitsunday 1663; trans, to North 



Leith in 1682; trans, to Old Greyfriars, 
Edinburgh, 1687; dep. for contumacy in 
1691 ; restored by General Assembly in 
1699; adm. to Newhills 15th Aug. 1700; 
called 31st May and adm. 2nd July 1702 ; 
died 26th Feb. 1712, aged about 78. During 
his incumbency the site of the church was 
changed from Cothal to Hatton. He marr. 
(pro. 15th March 1666), Margaret, daugh. 
of Captain William Keir, shipmaster, in 
whose right he entered burgess and guild- 
brother of Edinburgh, 17th March 1678, 
and had issue— Catherine ; Elizabeth. — 
[Edinburgh Guild Reg.] 



1712 



WILLIAM OSBORNE, son of James 
O., Professor of Divinity in Mari- 
schal College, Aberdeen, 1694-8 ; 
licen. by the Presb. 27th Aug. 1707 ; pres. 
by Sir William Forbes of Cragievar in 
Aug., and ord. 11th Dec. 1712 ; died 
between 16th and 23rd Jan. 1732. During 
his incumbency Jacobite feeling ran high 
in the parish, and public worship was 
frequently much disturbed, especially at 
the last prayer when King George's name 
was mentioned. He marr. Ann Caddell, 
and had issue — William, sailor, in Phila- 
delphia ; James, a sailor ; Barnes ; Anne 
(marr. Alexander Mitchell of Colpnay, 
merchant, Aberdeen).— [(?. R. Sas., cix., 
255, 8th Aug. 1716; Edin. and Aberdeen 
Tests. • Index to Services.] 

PATRICK GORDON, son of Patrick 

1'732 ^'' m * n * °^ Coull ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; ord. 
to Cushnie 31st Jan. 1711 ; trans, to 
Lumphanan 27th June 1717 ; pres. by Sir 
Arthur Forbes of Craigievar ; adm. 25th 
Oct. 1732; died 4th July 1744. He 
marr. his cousin Margaret Gordon of the 
Hallhead family, who died 17th Feb. 
1784. 



1745 



SAMUEL COPLAND, born 1715, son 
of Patrick C, min. of Tough ; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen ; 

M.A. (29th March 1733); licen. by Presb. 

of Alford 19th Sept. 1739; called 27th 

Jan., and ord. 19th June 1745; D.D. 

(Marischal College, 26th April 1784); died 



58 



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[PRESB. OF 



18th Feb. 1795. He was present at a 
clan fight between the Stewarts and the 
Macleods at Inverurie, of which a local 
song says : — 

" Copland up frae Fintray cam' 

Wi' his geyk neck sae keen, man, 
Wi' plaid and trews, and bonnet blues, 

O' Macleods he had been ane, man; 
And hid himself into a byre — 

To show his worthy deeds, man, — 
And then he shot a French officer 

Comin' up the reeds, man ! " 

He marr. 11th Nov. 1747, Jean Copland, 
who died 18th July 1770, and had issue 
— Patrick, LL.D., Professor of Natural 
Philosophy and Mathematics, Marischal 
College, born 18th March 1749, died 10th 
Nov. 1822 ; Isabella, born 18th March 1750 
(marr. Francis Forbes, min. of Grange) ; 
Margaret, born 27th May 1755 (marr. Alex- 
ander Cock, min. of Cruden). Publications 
— An Essay on the Christian Character 
(Edinburgh, 1785); Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, iii.). — [Scot. Notes 
and Queries, i., 124 ; Catto's Jottings on 
Fintray, 40.] 



1796 



JOHN LESLIE, born 1763; educated 
at Marischal College ; M.A. (1782) ; 
schoolmaster of the parish ; ord. 
(assistant) 24th Dec. 1793; pres. by Sir 
William Forbes of Craigievar July 1795 ; 
adm. 30th March 1796 ; sometime clerk 
of Presb. ; died 30th May 1850. He marr. 
28th July 1796, Jane (died 2nd Oct. 1846, 
aged 69), daugh. of James Davidson in Cow- 
stones of Fintray and Ann Johnstone, and 
had issue — James, born 19th June 1797 ; 
Ann, born 16th Sept. 1799, died 31st July 
1818; Jean, born 26th Nov. 1800, died 
8th Aug. 1853; Janet, born 17th March 
1801; Elizabeth, born 28th Jan. 1803; 
Margaret, born 2nd Nov. 1804 (marr. 
George Black Bothwell, merchant, Aber- 
deen), died 27th July 1867 ; John, surgeon, 
Inverurie, born 27th Feb. 1807 ; William, 
M.A., min. of Turriff, born 14th March 
1809 ; George, farmer, Monymusk, born 
11th March 1811, died 23rd Dec. 1874. 
Publication (jointly with his son William) 
— Account of the Parish {New Stat. Ace, 
xii.). 



1838 



WILLIAM LESLIE, son of preceding ; 
pres. by Sir John Forbes of Craigie- 
var in July, and ord. (assistant and 
successor) 20th Sept. 1838 ; trans, to Turriff 
4th April 1844, when his father resumed 
the whole duties. 



1851 



JAMES GERAED YOUNG, ord. 16th 
Jan. 1851 ; trans, to Monifieth 24th 
Dec. 1855. 



1856 



WILLIAM OGILVIE, born Keith, 
1824, son of Alexander O., manure 
merchant, and Isabella Mitchell ; 
educated at King's College ; M.A. (1842) ; 
became schoolmaster of Spynie ; ord. to 
East Parish, Aberdeen, 21st July 1853; 
pres. 8th Dec. 1855 ; trans, and adm. 3rd 
Jan. 1856 ; died 6th May 1885. He marr. 
11th July 1854, Elizabeth (died 2nd April 
1901, aged 73), eldest daugh. of John 
Gordon, Leith, and had issue — William 
Alexander, born 22nd May 1855, i died at 
Calcutta, 22nd Feb. 1886; Elsie Joanna, 
born 17th Nov. 1856 (marr. James Donald, 
D.D., min. of Keithhall) ; Catherine Crans- 
ton, born 17th Dec. 1858 ; Helen, born 8th 
June 1860 ; George Gordon, born 7th Jan. 
1862, died at Aberdeen, 17th Nov. 1889; 
Charles Green, born 11th Feb. 1864; 
John Gordon, born 12th Aug. 1866; Anna 
Gordon, born 19th June 1868, died at Aber- 
deen, 14th Oct. 1889 ; Elizabeth, born 23rd 
Feb. 1870; Mina, born 23rd Sept. 1871. 
— [Aberdeenshire Epitaphs and Inscrip- 
tions, 85.] 

JOHN CATTO, born Fyvie, 21st Nov. 
188S 1845, son of Gavin C. ; educated at 
Univ. of Aberdeen; M.A. (1867); 
became schoolmaster of New Pitsligo ; ord. 
to New Pitsligo 29th Dec. 1880; trans, 
and adm. 27th Oct. 1885 ; clerk of Presb. 
1890-1903 ; died 30th May 1909. He marr. 
26th Sept. 1877, Eliza Watt, and had issue 
—John, M.B., Ch.B., I.M.S., born 29th Aug. 
1878 ; Gavin James, born 28th March 1880 ; 
William Robert, M.B., Ch.B., Johannesburg, 
Transvaal, born 25th March 1882; Alexander 
Godsman, min. of Inverkeithny, born 14th 
Dec. 1883 ; Lizzie Jane, born 1st May 1885 ; 
Patrick Thomas, captain, R.A.M.C., born 



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16th April 1891 ; Forbes Shepherd, born 
23rd Feb. 1898. Publication — Jottings on 
the Parish of Fintray (Fintray, 1901). 

JAMES ANDREW CRAWFORD, born 
1909 Cardigan, Prince Edward Island, 
Canada, 15th Jan. 1864, son of 
Charles C. and Annabella Munro ; edu- 
cated at Prince of Wales College and 
Univs. of Dalhousie, Canada, B.A. (1894), 
and Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Mira- 
michi in April, and ord. to Flatlands, New 
Brunswick, 21st July 1889 ; trans, to River 
John, Nova Scotia, Nov. 1899 ; res. in 1906 ; 
adm. to Church of Scotland in 1908 ; adra. 
(assistant and successor) 11th Feb. 1909. 
Marr. 1st Nov. 1911, Dr Blanche Margaret, 
daugh. of the Rev. John R. Munro, B.D., 
Vancouver, and Mary Archibald M'Kay, 
and has issue — Mary Munro, born 26th 
Aug. 1912; Annabella Margaret, born 31st 
May 1914. 

KINELLAR. 

[The small parish of Kinellar was of 
old a vicarage belonging to the adjoining 
parsonage of Kinkell.] 

JAMES HENDERSON, reader 
1567 in 1567. 

GEORGE PATERSON, min. here and 
1570 at Kintore in 1570. 

JOHN WHITE, min. in 1574, with Dyce, 
1574 Fintray and Skene also in the charge. 

ROBERT FORBES, reader from 1574 
to 1597, and reader and exhorter in 
1599 to 27th June 1600, when he 
was dismissed by the Presb. for neglecting 
his duties. He was re-adm. 1st May 1601, 
and adm. to this parish 19th June there- 
after, but as he was ignorant of Latin the 
question was referred to the General 
Assembly, 26th July 1605, which decided he 
was not fit to be a minister, and declared 
the charge vacant. 

WALTER ANDERSON, educated at 

King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. 

(1601) ; was a probationer 17th May, 

1605 ; called 12th June, adm. 25th July, 



1601 



and inst. 10th Aug. 1606 ; subscribed the 
Covenant at Aberdeen 22nd July 1638 ; 
still min. 17th July 1643. He marr. and 
had issue — James, apprenticed to William 
Forbes, burgess of Aberdeen, 5th July 
1632 ; Margaret ; Jessie ; Elizabeth ; 
Christian. — [New Spalding Club Miscell., 
iii., 138.] 

JAMES CHEYNE, educated at Mari- 
1645 schal College ; M.A. (1634) ; min. 
about 1645. 

WILLIAM KEITH, M.A. ; adm. before 

164g 13th Feb. 1649, when the benefice 

of Kinkell was dissolved, of which 

Kinellar was a pendicle ; trans, to Mont- 

keggie 10th Oct. 1650. 

JOHN MERCER, born 1624, son of 
-„, Lancelot M., merchant, London, and 
Agnes Beans ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 1642-6. Joined the 
Protesters in 1651 ; adm. before 21st Oct. 
1651 ; was authorised to get an assistant, 
7th Oct. 1675, because of bodily infirmities ; 
left the parish, 27th June 1676, and resided 
in Aberdeen; died 21st Sept. 1676. He 
marr. Lilias (died 31st Oct. 1713, aged 77), 
daugh. of John Row, Principal of King's 
College, and had issue — John, born 18th 
Dec. 1653, died Oct. 1671 ; Agnes, born 
2nd Feb. 1656 (marr. 19th June 1677, 
William Lindsay of Culsh), died 26th Feb. 
1691 ; Thomas of Todlaw and Smiddyburn, 
M.A., born 28th Jan. 1658; Alexander, 
born 29th Dec. 1659, died young ; Christian, 
born 20th June 1662 (marr. (1) Robert 
Arbuthnott ; (2) Alexander Robertson, min. 
of Longside) ; Isobel, born 2nd July 1664, 
died 14th May 1733 ; Anna, born 4th Feb. 
1666; Alexander, born 12th Aug. 1668, 
died 2nd Dec. 1690; Margaret, born 3rd 
Aug., and died Sept. 1672; a child born 
and died Jan. 1676. — [Mercer Pedigree.'] 

GEORGE SMITH, educated at King's 
1677 College, 1660-4; pres. July 1676; 
ord. 2nd, and inst. 7th Jan. 1677; 
deprived in 1695 for non-jurancy, but still 
min. in 1696. — [Aberdeenshire Poll-Book, 
ii., 506.] 



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KINELLAR 



[PEESB. OP 



JOHN ANGUS, educated at King's 
1697 College; M.A. (1690); called 30th 
May, and ord. 18th Aug. 1697; 
clerk of Synod 6th April 1703 to Oct. 1713 ; 
died after 2nd Jan. 1723. He marr. (1) in 
1700, Barbara, daugh. of Patrick Maitland 
in Methlick, and had issue — John, min. 
of Culsalmond : (2) Sept. 1733, Marjorie, 
daugh. of David Sibbald, min. of New 
Deer, and had issue — Alexander, bookseller, 
Aberdeen, born May 1721, died Sept. 1802 ; 
David ; Elizabeth ; Christian. Publica- 
tion — An Explanation of the Shorter 
Catechism by Question and Answer (Aber- 
deen, 1770).— [Aberdeen Tests.] 

ARTHUR MITCHELL, called 21st July, 
.„ and ord. 30th Oct. 1723; trans, to 
Skene 20th Oct. 1756. 

GAVIN MITCHELL, born 1731, son 
17s7 of preceding ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1748); 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 15th May 
1754 ; pres. by the Principal and masters 
of the United College, St Andrews, in Jan., 
and ord. 8th June 1757 ; elected joint-clerk 
of the Synod 8th April 1777 ; D.D. (Mari- 
schal College, Aug. 1798); died 19th Oct. 
1811. He marr. 11th April 1771, Margaret 
Easson, who died 26th Nov. 1792, and 
had issue — Isabella, born 4th Oct. 1772 
(marr. William Smith, min. of Bourtie) ; 
Arthur, licentiate of the Church, born 16th 
June 1774, died at Banchory, 3rd June 

1810 ; Alexander, born 15th Oct. 1775, died 
3rd Sept. 1797 ; Gavin, M.A., born 5th Dec. 
1776, died at Lynn Begis, Norfolk, 29th 
June 1818; Elizabeth, born 21st Oct. 1778, 
died 29th July 1795 ; John, captain of 
the Britannia, West Indiaman, born 18th 
March 1780, died at Trinidad 1st March 

1811 ; Margaret Anne, born 5th Nov. 1784 
(marr. 22nd July 1805, John Robert Smith 
of Concraig), died 6th June 1834. Publica- 
tions — A Critical Dissertation on Isaiah 
xxiv. (Aberdeen, 1799) ; Remarks upon a 
Publication entitled "Journal of a Tour 
through the Northern Counties of Scotland 
and the Orkney Isles in Autumn 1797, 
undertaken with a view to promote the 
knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ" 



(Aberdeen, 1799)— Account of the Parish 

(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, iii.). 

DAVID SMITH, born Aberdeenshire, 
1812 ^^ ' educated at King's College ; 
M.A. (1778); licen. by Presb. of 
Garioch 27th June 1782 ; assistant at 
Oyne ; pres. by William, Earl of Kintore, 
in March, and ord. 9th July 1812 ; died 
unmarr. 2nd Feb. 1841. Publication (jointly 
with Robert Fiddes) — Account of the 
Parish (New Stat. Ace, xii.). 

ROBERT FIDDES, born 1800, son 
of William F., farmer, Belhelvie ; 
educated at Marischal and King's 
Colleges, Aberdeen; M.A. (March 1823); 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 26th March 
1828 ; pres. by Anthony Adrian, Earl of 
Kintore, in Sept., and ord. (assistant and 
successor) 21st Nov. 1833 ; died 21st Jan. 
1889. He marr. (1) 16th Oct. 1834, Jessie 
(died 18th Aug. 1853, aged 47), youngest 
daugh. of David Reith, Loirston, Nigg, and 
had issue — Janet Gerard, born 28th July 
1835, died 20th Nov. 1851; Robert 
Elphinstone, born 8th Jan. 1837, died 10th 
May 1862; Alexander, North of Scotland 
Bank, born 15th Jan. 1839, died 8th July 
1859 ; William (twin), born 15th Jan., and 
died 5th Oct. 1839 ; Helen Ann, born 23rd 
June, and died 2nd Oct. 1843 ; Helen Ann, 
born 23rd Sept. 1 844, died 23rd Nov. 1861 : (2) 
26th Sept. 1855, Margaret (born 10th Aug. 
1809, died 1st July 1902), daugh. of Robert 
Gerard, farmer, Pityot, Kincardineshire. 
Publication (jointly with David Smith) — 
Account of the Parish {New Stat. Ace, xii.). 

JAMES JOHNSTON TINDAL, born 
1881 Ordiquhill, 5th Aug. 1842, son 
of James T., Eden, Kinedward ; 
educated at Kinedward School, Grammar 
School, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1863) ; master in the High School, Stir- 
ling, 1863-4; became schoolmaster at Lums- 
den, 1864-6, and of Duffus, 1866-77 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Elgin 12th Oct. 1870 ; ord. to 
Glenlivet 21st June 1877 ; trans, and adm. 
(assistant and successor) 17th Feb. 1881 ; 
dem. owing to failing sight 24th Nov. 1898 ; 
clerk of Presb. 1887-90.— [Johnston's Last 
Bajans, 60.] 



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KOBEKT LITTLEJOHN BAKE, born 
x Fergushill, Kilwinning, 29th May 

1866, son of John B., colliery- 
manager, Fergushill, Kilwinning, and 
Margaret Littlejohn ; educated at Fergus- 
hill School, Kilmarnock Academy and 
Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of 
Forres 5th May 1891 ; assistant at Kilwin- 
ning, May to Aug. 1891, and Dairy, Ayr- 
shire ; ord. to Bressay 20th Sept. 1894 ; 
trans, and adm. 17th May 1899. Marr. 
25th Sept. 1895, Isabella Garland, second 
daugh. of Alexander Gray, D.D., min. of 
Auchterless, and has issue — Bertram John 
Alexander Gray, Mercantile Bank of India, 
Ltd., born 4th Jan. 1899. Publications — 
Burial Services for the Use of Elders 
(Lerwick, 1896) ; Kinellar Soldiers' Mem- 
orial (Fintray, 1919). Preface to Talks 
with mir Farm Servants [by Alexander 
Gray, D.D.] (Edinburgh, 1906). 

MARYCULTER. 

[The church of this parish was dedi- 
cated to St Mary. It belonged to the 
Commandery of the Knights of St John 
of Jerusalem at Torphichen. Near the 
church was a Well of St Mary.] 

ALEXANDER ROBERTSON, reader 
1574 from 1574 to 1580. 

JOHN MILNE, reader and vicar in 

158S 1585 ; was offered to be made min. 

27th Aug. 1602 and again 28th Aug. 

1609, but being unable to accept was 

ordered to demit. 

WILLIAM CARMICHAEL, min. of 
,_„_ Nigg ; had also charge here in 
1578. 

ANDREW MILNE, educated at Mari- 
1614 schal College; M.A. (1610); adm. 
about 1614; died before 20th Dec. 
1639. He marr. Marjory, daugh. of David 
Menzies of Kirktown of Banchory-Devenick, 
whom she succeeded in these lands, and had 
issue — James, apprenticed to Patrick Black, 
saddler, Aberdeen, 23rd April 1629; William, 
his nephew, served heir 20th Dec. 1639. — 
[Inq. Ret. Gen., 2467 ; Aberdeen Homings, 
19th Sept. 1634 ; Aberdeen Sas., i., 172.] 



ALEXANDER LEASK of that ilk, son 
1640 °* William L. of that ilk ; educated 
at Marischal College, 1616-20; became 
tutor in the family of Sir Thomas Burnett 
of Leys, Bart. ; adm. in 1640 ; died between 
15th July and 1st Sept. 1674. He marr. 
Anna Cuming, and had issue — John, M.A. 
(1671), who was inhibited by the Presb. 
from preaching 18th May 1675 ; William ; 
Alexander, min. of Turriff; Gilbert, appren- 
tice to Walter Melville, goldsmith, Aber- 
deen, 24th March 1664.— [Brechin Tests.; 
Aberdeenshire Poll-Book, ii., 146 ; Sheriff- 
Court Records, iii., 31 ; Scot. Notes and 
Queries, xi., 150.] 

JAMES GARDEN, M.A.; trans, from 
16 „ B New Machar ; inst. between 18th 
May and 8th June 1675 ; trans, to 
Balmerino in 1676. 

[JOHN LUMSDEN, educated at Mari- 
1&J schal College; pres. June 1678; 
his licence to preach was with- 
drawn, but was restored 22nd April 1679, 
on acknowledging his fault in " over-reach- 
ing" in regard to the kirk of Maryculter. 
This was a simoniacal agreement between 
him and Alexander Leask for which he was 
rebuked by the Synod, 19th March 1679.] 

GEORGE WHITE, educated at 
167g Marischal College; M.A. (1657); 
pres. to Second Charge, Ayr, 11th 
Dec. 1664 ; he bought the patronage of 
this parish, pres. himself and was adm. 
before 11th Nov. 1679; dep. in Dec. 1718 for 
being concerned in the Rising of 1715 ; in- 
truded here and at Newhills; died in 1724. 
He marr. Marion, daugh. of William Cock- 
burn, min. of Kirkmichael, Ayrshire, and had 
issue — George; James; Alexander; Agnes; 
Catherine. Publications — Advertisement 
anent the reading of the Books of Antonia 
Bourignon (Aberdeen, 1700) ; The Case of 
the Episcopal Ministers Considered (1717). 
He also wrote against Mundane, a Romanist. 

WILLIAM ABERCROMBIE, called by 
-„._ the Presb. jure devoluto 8th April, 
and ord. 28th May 1719; he was 
obliged to preach in the churchyard and 
the schoolhouse on account of White's 
intrusion; trans, to Skene 6th Dec. 1721. 



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MARYCULTER 



[PRESB. OF 



AKCHIBALD NAPIER, educated at 
1722 Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (27th June 
1707) ; licen. by Presb. of Dunblane 
4th Dec. 1716; ord. to Bourtie 17th Aug. 
1720 ; pres. by Sir Alexander Cuming of 
Culter, Bart., 7th April, trans, and adm. 
28th Nov. 1722 ; died suddenly at the farm 
of Swellhead while engaged in pastoral 
visitation, 4th Nov. 1761, aged about 74. 
He marr. 4th Nov. 1720, Jean White, 
who died 10th Dec. 1769, and had issue — 
Alexander, M.A. ; Archibald, M.A., M.D., 
Cheshunt, Herts., died 13th May 1748; 
Mary (marr. James Smith, min. of Garvock); 
David; John; Jean, born 15th March 1735 
(marr. Adam Morison, wright, Edinburgh). 

JOHN GLENNIE, a native of the 
1763 P ar i sn > born 1720 ; educated at 
Marischal College; M.A. (1738); 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 27th April 
1748; ord. to Drumoak 10th Jan. 1750; 
pres. Oct. 1762 ; trans, and adm. 23rd June 
1763 ; D.D. (King : s College, 6th Aug. 1782); 
died 14th Dec. 1801. For many years he 
kept an academy which had some celebrity, 
and was attended by pupils from England 
and America. He marr. 8th Aug. 1754, 
Jean (died at Aberdeen, 12th Feb. 1815), 
daugh. of Arthur Mitchell, min. of Skene, 
and had issue — John, born 28th June 1755, 
died 23rd July 1761; Arthur, born 5th 
Sept. 1756; Alexander, born 29th Aug. 
1757; Gavin, merchant, London, born 15th 
July 1759, died 17th March 1818 ; William, 
M.A., LL.D. (King's College 1806), born 
4th April 1761 ; James, merchant, London, 
born 17th May 1764, died 27th Oct. 1828 ; 
John, min. of Dunnottar, born 18th Dec. 
1765 ; George, min. of West Church and 
Professor of Moral Philosophy, Aberdeen, 
born 24th Jan. 1768 ; Mary, born 1st March 
1770 (marr. 8th Jan. 1793, James Thomson, 
merchant, Aberdeen). Publication — Ac- 
count of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, 
vi., xxi.). 

WILLIAM PAUL, born 1770, son of 

tao2 William P., Old Aberdeen ; educated 

at King's College; M.A. (1788); 

licen. by Presb. of Fordoun 12th Aug. 

1795; pres. by Eobert William Duff of 



Fetteresso in May, and ord. 7th May 1 802 ; 
dem., 17th Oct. 1811, on appointment 
to Chair of Natural Philosophy, King's 
College ; died 3rd March 1834. He marr. 
13th Aug. 1802, Isabel (died 26th April 
1856), daugh. of John Hucheon, min. of 
Fetteresso, and had issue — Mary, born 
24th May 1803 (marr. 9th July 1829, James 
Edmond, advocate, Aberdeen), died 14th 
Dec. 1886; William, D.D., min. of Banchory- 
Devenick, born 27th Sept. 1804 ; Catherine 
Forbes, born 11th Jan. 1806, died 2nd 
July 1832-; Eobert, born 1st June 1807, 
died 1st Aug. 1845 ; Isobel, born 5th Feb. 
1810, died 30th Dec. 1832 ; David Hucheon, 
died 30th Sept. 1852 ; John, died 21st Jan. 
1819. 

JOHN BOWEE, born 1786, son of John 
1812 ■^•' * eac ' ier ' Longacre, Aberdeen, of 
whom Lord Byron was a pupil ; 
educated at Marischal College; M.A. 
(April 1803) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
9th May 1810; pres. by Eobert William 
Duff of Fetteresso in Jan., and ord. 7th 
May 1812 ; died 18th Dec. 1866. Gentle, 
kindly, guileless, he was one of the most 
lovable personalities in Aberdeenshire. 
He marr. 9th Dec. 1813, Sara Christina 
(died 3rd Jan. 1848), only daugh. of 
Alexander Wilson, min. of Campvere, and 
had issue — Agnes (marr. John Dallas 
of the Galcantry family). Publication — 
Account of the Parish (New Stat. Ace, xi.). 
— [Moore's JByron.] 

CHAELES NAIEN BAEKEE 
1867 MELVILLE, born Kirkcaldy, 1st 
Nov. 1835, son of Charles M. and 
Isabella Nairn ; educated at Burgh School, 
Kirkcaldy, and Univ. of St Andrews ; 
licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 10th Aug. 
1859 ; missionary at West Wemyss, 1860-7 ; 
ord. 15th Aug. 1867 ; died at Liverpool, 
25th Dec. 1875. He marr. 16th Oct. 1860, 
Jessie, daugh. of Alexander Williamson 
and Jane Simpson (she marr. (2) Mark 
Johnston Bryden, min. of Kirkcaldy), and 
had issue — Charles James, banker, born 
5th Nov. 1861 ; Jane, born 29th June 1863 
(marr. Thomas Elliot Simpson Clarke, D.D., 
min. of Saltoun); Agnes Margaret, born 23rd 



abekdeen] 



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63 



Dec. 1864 (marr. John Linton Dinwiddle, 
min. of Kuthwell), died 14th Dec. 1923; 
Alexander Kennedy, M.D., F.B.C.S., Edin- 
burgh, born 2nd May 1866, died 28th Dec. 
1897. 

GEOEGE DUNCAN, born 1850, son 
ls ^„ of Eobert D., farmer, and Mary 
Napier ; licen. by Presb. of Aber- 
deen; assistant at West Church, Aberdeen ; 
ord. 1st May 1876; died 24th July 1899. 
He marr. 5th June 1877, Margaret Laurence 
(died 28th July 1913), only surviving daugh. 
of William Leask, shipmaster, Aberdeen, 
and had issue— William Leask, born 25th 
July 1878; Mary Gertrude Napier, born 
26th May 1883, died 30th April 1884. 

CHAELES M'GLASHAN, ord. 9th Jan. 

1900 1 ^ 00 ' trans - to Second Charge, St 
Machar's, 12th Jan. 1917. 

ANDEEW TWEEDIE, born Swinton, 
1917 20th Nov. 1873, son of George T., 
schoolmaster, and Charlotte Lugton ; 
educated at Swinton School, George 
Watson's College, and Univs. of Edinburgh 
M.A. (1893), B.D. (1899), Berlin, Leipzig, 
and Paris; assistant to Professor of 
Hebrew, Univ. of Edinburgh, 1898-1901 ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 30th April 
1900 ; assistant at Selkirk and Newington, 
Edinburgh; ord. to Strachan 15th Feb. 
1907; trans, and adm. 13th June 1917. 
Marr. 6th June 1907, Christine, daugh. of 
Ewen Campbell, Edinburgh, and Eliza 
Eoss. Publications — Commentaries on 
Amos and Rosea (Edinburgh, 1916) ; Sketch 
of the Minor Prophets, 1st ser. (Edinburgh, 
1923), 2nd ser. (Edinburgh, 1924). 



NEWHILLS, of old KEPPEL- 
HILLS or CAPELHILLS. 

[A chapel was built here in 1662 by 
George Davidson of Pettens, who had made 
his fortune as a pedlar. He granted also 
an, endowment for the charge, consisting 
of over 500 acres of the lands of Capelhills, 
or Keppelhills. The Court of Teinds 
disjoined the parish of Keppelhills from 
St Machar's, Aberdeen, on 21st Feb. 1666. 
A new church was built in 1830. The 



ruins of the prior church still stand within 
the burying-ground at Newhills. A very 
old chapel stood within a small graveyard 
at Stoneywood.] 

GEOEGE MELVILLE, min. in 1663. 
1663 ^ deed found among the archives of 
King's College, Aberdeen, dated 7th 
March 1663, states that " George Davidson 
bequeathed to G. M. whom he had appointed 
minister at the kirk he had built, and to 
his successors serving the cure of the said 
kirk, for payment of the minister's stipend 
in all things requisite to the ministerial 
calling, his town and lands of Kings- 
hill (or Keppelhills), extending to five 
ploughs ' in the parish of St Machar, and 
freedom of Aberdeen." It would appear 
that Davidson's executors were somewhat 
dilatory in carrying out his benevolent 
purpose, and an action was raised against 
them on 21st Feb. 1666, by Patrick Scougal, 
D.D., Bishop of Aberdeen. The papers 
dealing with the case have been lost, but 
a decision of the Court of Session, 23rd 
Jan. 1811, narrates the circumstances in 
connection with a process for augmentation 
of stipend by George Allan, then min. — 
[Morgan's Annals of Neiohills, 138-43.] 

ALEXANDEE MIDDLETON, M.A.; 
167g Principal of King's College, Aber- 
deen (q.v.), held this charge in con- 
junction ; dem. in 1679. 

THOMAS CEEVEY, born 8th Sept. 
167 „ 1644, son of John O, Old Aberdeen ; 
educated at King's College ; M.A. 
(30th April 1663) ; adm. burgess of Aber- 
deen, 19th Feb. 1674, where he is called 
" min. of Newhills " ; pres. by the Principal 
and masters of said College ; inst. 10th 
June 1679 ; became clerk of Synod ; pro- 
tested against the Assembly's Committee 
for the North in 1694 ; was charged with 
adultery and incest ; deprived by Parlia- 
ment, 1st July 1695, and went to Ireland, 
" where he was challenged." — [Acts of Pari., 
ix., 389, 411, App. 118.] 

MAETIN SCHANK, M.A. ; trans, from 

7 Auchtertool ; adm. 29th April 1697 ; 

trans, to Banchory-Ternan 12th July 

1699. The Presbytery Eegister of 17th Feb. 



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1698, records that "last Sabbath, Margaret, 
daugh. of Andrew Jaffray of Kingswells, 
coming with, other Quakers, entered the 
kirk, and cried, ' Do not believe that 
deceiver,' declaring she was sent of God to 
tell them He was 'about to destroy all 
iddolry and vile worship.'" 

JAMES HUTCHESON, MA., formerly 
1700 of Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh ; 
called 28th July, and adm. 15th Aug. 
1700 ; trans, to Fintray 2nd July 1702. 

ROBERT BURNETT, born about 1655, 
1>702 eldest son of Thomas B., merchant, 
Rotterdam, afterwards in Aberdeen ; 
educated at Marischal College ; M.A. 
(? 1682) ; adm. to Monigaff between 20th 
March and 26th Oct. 1694; called 23rd 
Aug., and adm. 10th Sept. 1702. The 
General Assembly, 28th March 1704, re- 
mitted to the Commission to use their 
utmost diligence for removing his griev- 
ances and to assist him in his process 
anent his stipend. He went out of his 
mind and hanged himself in the church 
with the bell rope, between 20th May 
and 22nd June 1715. In the popular belief 
he was deemed the victim of witchcraft. 
Tradition says that the pulpit Bible was 
found open beside his body with the 
passage from Job vii., 13, marked by his 
own hand — " Thou scarest me with dreams, 
and terrifiest me through visions ; so that 
my soul chooseth strangling rather than 
my life." He marr. Elizabeth Thomson, 
who died 2nd Dec. 1728, and had issue — 
Thomas, apprenticed to Dr James Gregory, 
Aberdeen, 1st July 1732, died April 1737 ; 
Robert; Janet, bapt. 28th Sept. 1708; 
Elizabeth, bapt. 24th April 1710; Isobel, 
bapt. 25th Oct. 1711 ; Christian. — [Aberdeen 
Tests. ; Morgan's Annals of JVewhills, 144.] 



1770 



1716 



JAMES HOWE, born 1688, son of John 
H., min. of Birse, and brother of 
Alexander H., min. of Methlick ; 
educated at Marischal College ; M.A. 
(1705); licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 27th 
July 1715 ; called jure devoluto 3rd Oct., 
and ord. 12th Dec. 1716 ; died 3rd Oct. 
1768. Publication — Sermons (Aberdeen, 
1770).— [Tablet in Wall of Old Church.] 



ALEXANDER TEMPLE, born Kenneth- 
mont; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (30th April 1755) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 25th March 
1767; ord. to Dyce 23rd March 1768; 
pres. by the Principal and masters of 
King's College, Aberdeen, March 1769 ; 
trans, and adm. 17th Jan. 1770 ; died 
probably unmarr., 13th July 1771, aged 
about 36. 



1771 



JOHN BROWN, born 1724, son of 
Thomas B., schoolmaster, Huntly ; 
educated at Marischal College, 
1739-43; licen. by Presb. of Alford 4th 
Oct. 1749 j ord. to Rhynie 28th May 1752; 
pres. by James, Earl of Fife, in Sept., 
trans, and adm. 28th Nov. 1771 ; D.D. 
(King's College, 6th Aug. 1782); died 
19th June 1803. He marr. 26th July 1757, 
Barbara (died 16th May 1798, aged 65), 
daugh. of John Gordon of Craig, and had 
issue— John, M.A., M.D. (1805), born 25th 
April 1758, died at London, 29th Sept. 
1818; Elizabeth, born 23rd May 1759 
(marr. George Brown, min. of Glen- 
muick) ; Thomas, born 11th May 1760 ; 
Anne, born 14th May 1765 ; (marr. George 
Allan, min. of this parish) ; Barbara, born 
17th Feb. 1766 (marr. Ludovic Grant, min. 
of Methlick) ; Alexander, lieut. of the York, 
R.N., born 2nd Nov. 1767, died on board 
H.M.S. Janus, 24th Sept. 1797; Mary, 
born 14th Sept. 1770 (marr. Charles Todd, 
Bengal), died 25th Jan. 1823. Publication 
— Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, vi.). — [Tablet in Churchyard Wall.] 

GEORGE ALLAN, born 1758, son of 
17gs Joseph A., schoolmaster, Skene; 
educated at Marischal College ; M.A. 
(1774) ; licen. by Presb. of Kincardine 
O'Neil 5th Feb. 1780; ord. (assistant) at 
Echt 25th Sept. 1782 ; pres. by James, 
Earl of Fife, in Feb., and adm. (assistant 
and successor) 14th March 1798 ; died 
1st July 1823. He marr. 22nd March 
1799, Anne (died at Aberdeen, 24th Dec. 
1S35), daugh. of John Brown, D.D., min. 
of this parish, and had issue— Barbara, 
born 2nd Sept. 1801 (marr. 27th Nov. 1823, 
James Nicol, advocate, Aberdeen), died 
30th Dec. 1852. 



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1824 



JAMES ALLAN, born Inverkeithny, 
1774, son of James A., farmer, and 
Elizabeth Home ; educated at King's 
College; M.A. (1792); schoolmaster at 
Chapel of Garioch ; licen. by Presb. of 
Garioeh 20d1i March 1799 ; pres. by trustees 
of James, Earl of Fife, Dec. 1823 ; ord. 11th 
March 1824; died 22nd March 1857. He 
marr. 22nd Nov. 1809, Jean (died 18th 
June 1859, aged 64), daugh. of Alexander 
Eanald, farmer, and Jane Crombie, and had 
issue— Eliza, born 4th April 1812, died 13th 
June 1886 ; Jean, born 6th Jan. 1814 (marr. 
19th Aug. 1851, James Stewart, schoolmaster, 
Newhills), died 3rd July 1889 ; Alexander, 
min. of New Machar, born 23rd May 1816 ; 
Jessie, born 25th April 1818, died 10th 
March 1849; William Knight Erskine, 
surgeon, born 16th July 1820, died 6th 
Sept. 1843 ; James Eobinson, born 6th 
Aug. 1823; Fife, ensign 39th Regiment, 
born 1836, died at sea, 8th Aug. 1858; 
Margaret (marr. 12th July 1853, Isaac 
Gilchrist, M.D., Woodside). Publication 
— Account of the Parish (Neiv Stat. 
Ace. xii.). 

JAMES ADAM, born 1831, son of 
James A., editor of Aberdeen Herald, 
and Janet Colquhoun ; educated at 
Marischal College; M.A. (1848); ord. to 
Monquhitter 15th July 1853 ; trans, and 
adm. 16th July 1857 ; died in Jersey, 
18th Jan. 1881. He marr. 6th Oct. 1874, 
Margaret (died 14th April 1923, aged 90), 
daugh. of James Clyne, leather merchant, 
and Mary Riddel, and widow of George 
Bell, leather merchant. 

JAMES SMITH, born Alves, 6th May 
1862 1 8 35, son of James S., farmer ; edu- 
cated at King's College, M.A. (1856), 
and Univ. of Edinburgh, B.D. (1865); 
licen. in 1860 ; was assistant Professor of 
Greek, Univ. of Aberdeen, 1861 ; ord. 
(assistant) 2nd Jan. 1862 ; adm. (assistant 
and successor) in 1874 ; LL.D. (Aberdeen 
1892) ; died after a long illness, 15th Aug. 
1917. He was a man of great and many- 
sided capacity, a member of the Univ. 
Court (1888-1903), Convener of its Lands 
Committee, and gave unremitting service 
to the cause of Agricultural Education in 

VOL. VI. 



the North of Scotland. His stately, yet 
lithe figure, his fresh, well-chiselled face, 
his keen but kindly eyes, his unvarying 
courtesy, his modesty, his candour, his 
single-minded devotion to duty, will long 
remain a pleasing and inspiring memory 
for those who knew him. He marr. 14th 
April 1869, Christian Catherine (died 4th 
Dec. 1924, aged 80), daugh. of James 
Cruickshank, min. of Stevenston, and had 
issue— James Cruickshank, B.Sc, F.C.S., 
born 24th Feb. 1870; Jane Burnett, born 
24th March 1871 ; Eleanor Fullerton, born 
5th June 1872 ; Catherine Patrick, born 
21st Nov. 1874 ; Henrietta Graham, born 
30th May 1876 ; John Lee, born 31st May 
1878, died 9th Jan. 1879; Montgomery, 
M.C., born 19th May 1880 ; Eleanor Stuart, 
born 3rd Jan. 1883 (marr. 1st July 1919, 
William Maitland, D.Sc.) ; Alexander 
Francis, born 24th Oct. 1884. Publica- 
tions — Agricultural Science (Aberdeen, 
1872) ; Condition of Education in Scot- 
land (Aberdeen, 1873) ; The Laws of 
Nature (Aberdeen, 1882). — [Aberdeen Univ. 
Review, vol. v., 14th Feb. 1918 [Article 
(portrait) by Prof. Matthew Hay, LL.D.] 

ANDREW CURRIE, born Kilmarnock, 
24th March 1886, son of Andrew C. 
and Janet Rodger Rae; educated 
at Kilmarnock Academy and Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (1908); licen. by Presb. 
of Irvine 2nd May 1911; assistant at 
West Parish, Greenock ; ord. to Ordiquhill 
23rd Jan. 1914 ; trans, and adm. 9th March 
1918. Marr. 21st July 1914, Helen, daugh. 
of Alexander Rae, farmer, West Trodigal, 
Machrihanish, and Jessie Cuthbertson, and 
has issue — Andrew, born 14th March 1917 ; 
Jessie Cuthbertson, born 7th Oct. 1919 ; 
Helen Janet Rae, born 23rd June 1921. 



NEW MACHAR, of old 
MONYKEBUCK. 

fin ancient times there was at Monyke- 
buck a chapel of St Columba. On 9th 
May 1609 this parish, with the chapel, was 
disjoined from St Machar's, Aberdeen. 
The new parish was named Monykebuck, 
but, by the end of the seventeenth century, 



1918 



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[PRESB. OF 



it had come to be generally called Upper 
Machar. In the eighteenth century this 
latter name gave place to New Machar. 
The present church was erected in 1791. 
There were three chapels in the parish — 
St Mary's at Clubsgaval or Parkhill, St 
Mary's at Straloch, and St Mary's at the 
Bishop's Manor in Lochgoul.] 

ALEXANDER GARIOCH, reader from 
1570 Nov. 1570 to 1574. 

BEROALD INNES, reader in 1576; app. 
1576 Economist in King's College, Aber- 
deen, 26th Feb. 1585-6. His son, 
also Beroald, became min. of Alves. 

ALEXANDER FORSYTH, reader in 
1576 1576. 

ROBERT WILLIAMSON, reader in 
1578 1578 ; became min. of Nigg in 1580. 

JAMES HERVIE [or HERVEY], edu- 
1626 cated at King's College ; M.A. (1617); 
became Humanist there about 1624 ; 
adm. to this charge 13th Aug. 1626; was 
Commissioner to General Assembly in 1638 
for the doctors of Aberdeen and other anti- 
Covenanting mins. in the Presb. ; app. by 
Parliament one of the Visitors of the Univ. 
of Aberdeen 27th March 1647 ; still min. 
in 1649. He marr. Helen Neilson. — 
[Spalding Miscell., iii. ; Acts of Pari., vi. 
i., 834; Aberdeen Sas., xi., 100.] 

JAMES CHALMERS, M.A. ; adm. 

, 0= „ before June 1650: trans, to Cullen 
ifaou „ , ' 

after 20th April 1652. 

GEORGE MELVILL, M.A. ; trans. 



1654 



1663. 



from Bourtie and adm. before 17th 
Oct. 1654 ; trans, to Udny 27th Dec. 



ALEXANDER LEASK of that ilk, 
1665 M.A. ; adm. 14th May 1665 ; trans, 
to Cruden before 13th Jan. 1669. 

JAMES GARDEN, M.A. ; adm. before 
1672 25th July 1672 ; trans, to Maryculter 
in 1675. 

ADAM SUTHERLAND, M.A. ; trans. 
1676 from Second Charge, Old Machar, 
and adm. in 1676 ; trans, to Duffus 
Feb. 1687. 



GEORGE SEATON, educated at King's 
16 7 College ; M.A. (1678) ; became lib- 
rarian there, 1683-7 ; pres. in April, 
and inst. between 17th May and 24th June 
1687; died between 28th Nov. and 15th 
Dec. 1704. He marr. Barbara Beddie, and 
had issue— George ; Alexander, Episcopal 
min. ; John ; Anna ; Archibald, ord. Epis- 
copal min., 10th March 1723. — [Aberdeen- 
shire Poll-Book, ii., 551 ; Aberdeen Journal 
JVotes and Queries, ii., 181.] 

WILLIAM MITCHELL, educated at 
1706 Marischal College; M.A. (1687); 
schoolmaster at Grange ; ord. to 
Kearn 4th Jan. 1699 ; dem. Dec. 1705 ; 
called here 9th Dec. same year ; adm. 9th 
Jan. 1706; dem. 16th May 1716. He was 
recommended by the General Assembly, 
13th May 1717, for charitable supply. 

JOHN BISSET, called 23rd Dec. 1716 ; 
ord. 13th March 1717 ; trans, to 
Second Charge, Aberdeen, 14th Nov. 
1728. 

THOMAS RAY, a native of Strathbogie; 

educated at Marischal College; 

M.A. (1722); licen. by Presb. of 
Aberdeen 21st Aug. 1728, but licence re- 
called 29th May 1729 because he had 
accepted a presentation ; restored by Com- 
mission of Assembly 13th Aug. that year ; 
pres. by Principal and masters of King's 
College before May, and ord. (by a Com- 
mittee of the Commission of Assembly) 
29th Oct. 1729; accused by the Presb. of 
" powdering his periwig on the Sabbath 
day," but was assoilzied from this charge 
by General Assembly 22nd May 1730 ; dep. 
8th Sept. 1736 for immorality and for 
deserting his charge.— [Acts of Ass., 1729.] 

THOMAS REID, born 26th April 1710, 
son of Lewis R., min. of Strachan, 
by his first wife, Margaret Gregory ; 
educated at Parish School, Kincardine 
O'Neil, Grammar School, and Marischal 
College, Aberdeen; M.A (April 1726); licen. 
by Presb. of Kincardine O'Neil 22nd Sept. 
1731 ; app. clerk of Presb. 2nd Aug. 1732 ; 
librarian at Marischal College, 1733-6; 
made a tour in England with his friend 
John Stewart, Professor of Mathematics; 



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pres. by Principal and masters of King's 
College and by George II. ; ord. 12th May 
1737 [the people violently opposed his 
appointment, and, according to tradition, 
ducked him in a horse-pond, and at his 
first sermon he was guarded in the pulpit 
by a drawn sword] ; app. Professor of 
Philosophy in King's College 22nd Dec. 
1751 ; dem. 17th June 1752 ; D.D. (Aber- 
deen, 4th Jan. 1762) ; app. Professor of 
Moral Philosophy in Univ. of Glasgow 12th 
June 1764 ; died 7th Oct. 1796. Founder 
of the Common Sense School of Scottish 
Philosophy. His philosophical treatises 
are noble and lasting monuments of his 
eminent abilities, his deep penetration, 
and his extensive learning. By unravel- 
ling sceptical perplexities, overturning ill- 
founded hypotheses, and resting every 
conclusion on evident principles, he 
brought about a memorable revolution in 
the Philosophy of Human Nature. He 
was one of the kindest and gentlest of 
men. When he left New Machar the 
people followed him with blessings and 
tears, saying, "We fought against you when 
you came, and we would fight for you now 
when you are going away." He marr. 12th 
Aug. 1740, his cousin Elizabeth (born 3rd 
Aug. 1724, died 26th April 1792), daugh. 
of Dr George Keid, and had issue — Jean, 
born 21st July 1741, died 27th Feb. 1772 ; 
Margaret, born 20th Oct. 1742, died 1772 ; 
Martha, born 22nd Aug. 1744 (marr. Patrick 
Carmichael, physician, Glasgow), died Feb. 
1805 ; Elizabeth, born 21st Feb., died 21st 
Aug. 1746; Anna, born 10th July 1751, 
died 21st May 1753; George, born 11th 
Feb. 1755, died at St John's, Newfoundland, 
Feb. 1780; Lewis, born 13th Dec. 1756, 
died 19th June 1758 ; David, born 26th 
Feb. 1762, died at Edinburgh, 30th Aug. 
1782; Elizabeth, born 8th May 1766, died 
1st June 1767. Publications — An Inquiry 
into the Human Mind on the Principles of 
Common Sense (Edinburgh, 1764, 1765, and 
1801; London, 1769 and 1785; Calcutta, 
1820); "An Essay on Quantity" {Trans. 
Royal Soc, Oct. 1848); "A Brief Account 
of Aristotle's Logic" [in Lord Karnes's 
Sketches of the History of Man] (Edinburgh, 
1774); Essays on the Intellectual Powers 



of Man (Edinburgh, 1785 and 1788 ; Lon- 
don, 1843, 1853, and 1865); Essays on the 
Active Poioers of Man (Edinburgh, 1788); A 
Statistical Account of the Univ. of Glas- 
gow (Sinclair's Stat. Ace., xxi.).— [Stewart's 
Life of Thomas Reid ; Prof. A. Campbell 
Fraser's Thomas Reid ["Famous Scots 
Series "] (Edinburgh, 1898) ; M'Cosh's Scot- 
tish Philosophy (1875) ; Cousin's Philo- 
sophie Morale, Ecole Ecossaise (1840) ; Prof. 
Andrew Seth's [Pringle-Pattison] Balfour 
Lectures on Scottish Philosophy (1890) ; 
Aberdeen Journal Notes and Queries, ii., 
47 ; Diet. Nat. Biog.] 

JOHN MAXWELL, educated at King's 
175 „ College, Aberdeen; M. A. (29th March 
1738) ; licen. by Presb. of Garioch 
5th Sept. 1744 ; ord. to Auchindoir 6th 
Nov. 1747 ; pres. by the Principal and 
masters of King's College 18th June, trans, 
and adm. 26th Oct. 1752 ; died 7th March 
1773, aged about 55. He marr. (1) 16th 
July 1754, Jean Lumsden, who died in 
1858, and had issue — Jean, born 28th 
July 1758: (2) 7th Aug. 1760, Agnes 
Lumsden, who died at Aberdeen, 30th Dec. 
1803, and had issue — Francis, born 26th 
July 1761 ; John, M.A., born 24th Nov. 
1762, died at Cawnpore, 27th Dec. 1816; 
Anne, born 1st Dec. 1763, died at Aber- 
deen, 22nd Jan. 1794 ; Barbara, born 9th 
Dec. 1764; Henry, born 17th Feb. 1768, 
died 30th March 1769; Agnes, born 26th 
May 1769; Mary, born 5th March 1771; 
Henrietta, born 29th July 1772; Eliza 
(marr. 8th June 1797, Andrew Dun, joint- 
rector of the Grammar School, Aberdeen). 
—[Tombst.] 

ROBEET LUMSDEN, son of John 
1774 L., min. of Longside ; educated at 
Marischal College, 1738-45 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Alford 20th Jan. 1748; ord. 
(assistant) at Bothiemay 22nd May 1751 ; 
adm. to Auchindoir 27th June 1753 ; pres. 
by James, Earl of Fife, Sept. 1773; trans. 
and adm. 14th July 1774 ; died 4th May 
1781. He marr. 14th Jan. 1755, Elizabeth 
(died at Aberdeen, 30th Nov. 1814), daugh. 
of James Stevenson, min. of Rothiemay, 
and had issue — Katherine, born 16th Sept. 



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1757 ; Ann, born 17th Sept. 1758, died 31st 
Aug. 1845 ; Elizabeth, born 19th May 1760 
(marr. 15th Sept. 1796, Alexander Forbes 
of Jamaica); Grissel, born 10th April 1762 ; 
Kobert, born 25th Nov. 1763; Jean, born 
20th Aug. 1765, died 5th Nov. 1768 ; James 
Archibald, born 8th March 1767, died 1st 
March 1768 ; John (twin), born 8th March 
1767, and died 15th May 1768; Alexander, 
born 10th April 1769 ; James, born and 
died 25th Nov. 1770; John, born 29th 
June 1772. 

WILLIAM STEONACH, M.A. ; pres. 
1782 ^ v J ames > Earl of Fife, Oct. 1781 ; 
ord. 26th June 1782 ; trans, to Mar- 
noch 26th Sept. 1804. 

ALEXANDER SIMPSON, born Alvah 
1757 ; educated at King's College ; 
M.A. (1777) ; became schoolmaster 
at Kinedward ; licen. by Presb. of Turriff 
7th April 1782 ; ord. to Second Charge, 
Old Machar, 21st Jan. 1795 ; pres. by 
James, Earl of Fife, in Sept., trans, and 
adm. 28th Nov. 1804 ; died 2nd Feb. 1840. 
He marr. 23rd Aug. 1798, Isabel Cowie in 
Invereighny, Alvah, who died 8th Jan. 1837, 
aged 78, and had issue — Alexander, min. 
in Jamaica, born 15th Feb. 1801, died at 
Aberdeen, 10th Jan. 1866. Publications — 
Accounts of Kinedward and Turriff (Sin- 
clair's Stat. Ace, xi., xvii.). — [Tombst.] 

GEORGE MOIR, born 1807 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Aberdeen ; became 
a teacher at Madras College, St 
Andrews ; pres. by James, Earl of Fife, 
and ord. 24th Sept. 1840. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843 ; min. of New Machar Free 
Church, 1843-57 ; died 17th June 1857. He 
marr. 7th -Nov. 1844, Ellen Shelley (born 
30th Nov. 1822, died 24th June 1896), and 
had issue— Elizabeth Shelley, born 14th 
Nov. 1845; Ellen Jane, born 1st April 1847; 
George, born 25th Oct. 1848; Margaret 
Frances, born 27th Aug. 1851 ; Bertha 
Shelley, born 25th July 1853 ; Alexander 
Dyce Davidson, born 14th Oct. 1854, died 
at Townsville, Queensland, 8th Jan. 1905 ; 
Emma Edith, bom 31st Oct. 1856, died 
13th May I860.' 



ALEXANDER ALLAN, born 23rd May 
184 _ 1816, son of James A, min. of New- 
hills ; educated at King's College ; 
M.A. (1833) ; became schoolmaster at New- 
hills ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 5th 
Feb. 1839 ; ord. 28th Dec. 1843 ; died 10th 
Feb. 1866. He marr. 8th June 1848, Joanna 
Margaret, daugh. of Captain Smith, Aber- 
deen. She marr. (2) 11th Aug. 1869, John 
Gray Chalmers, proprietor of the Aberdeen 
Journal. 

WILLIAM ROBERTSON BRUCE, 
1866 k° rrl New Deer, 1835, son of George 
B., farmer, Old Deer, and Jane Leslie; 
educated at King's College ; M.A. (1858) ; 
became schoolmaster of Urquhart ; pres. 
by James, Earl of Fife, and ord. 17th May 
1866; D.D. (Aberdeen, 25th Oct. 1895); 
died 4th Dec. 1901. He marr. 6th April 
1865, Elizabeth Gilzean, daugh. of John 
Cruickshank, farmer, Barmuchity, and 
Charlotte Bruce, and had issue — Charlotte 
Bruce, born 22nd Feb. 1866, died 1884; 
Margaret Cruickshank, born 28th July 
1867; Jane, born 27th April 1869; John 
Grant, C.A., Stock Exchange, Johannes- 
burg, born 4th July 1870 ; Caroline Isabell, 
born 28th March 1872; William Forbes, 
born 24th Oct. 1873 ; Thomas Cruickshank, 
M.A., goldmine manager, Maraisburg, 
Transvaal, born 16th April 1875 ; George 
Herbert, accountant, Johannesburg, born 
23rd Sept. 1876 ; Edith Mary Elizabeth, 
born 9th July 1878 ; Edward Robertson, 
born 15th June 1880. 

ROBERT NELSON, M.A, B.D.; ord. 
29th April 1902 ; trans, to Abbots- 



1902 



ford, Glasgow, 8th March 1904. 



ALEXANDER HOOD SMITH, born 
Buchromb, Mortlach, 23rd Jan. 1866, 
son of Robert S. and Janet Weir ; 
educated at Fordyce Academy, Keith Com- 
bined Public School, and Univ. of Aberdeen; 
M.A. (1888), B.D. (1892) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen 3rd May 1892 ; assistant at 
Rosemount, Aberdeen ; ord. to Kemnay 
3rd May 1893 ; trans, and adm. 13th July 
1904. Publication — Kemnay Notes [Bazaar 
Book] (Aberdeen, 1896). 



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69 



NIGG. 

[The ancient church of Nigg, now ruined, 
was dedicated to St Fiachra. It belonged 
to the Abbey of Arbroath. Near the old 
church is St Fiachra's Well] 

DAVID MENZIES, min. of Banchory- 
1567 Devenick, had also charge here. 

JOHN LESLIE, reader here and at Aber- 
1567 deen in 1567. 

ANDREW STEACHAN, min. in 1574; 
1574 trans, to Inverkeilor that year. 

EDWARD MENZIES, reader in 
1574 1574. 

WALTER RICHARDSON, reader in 
1576 1576. 

WILLIAM CARMICHAEL, min. 1578-9, 
1578 with Maryculter also in charge. 

ROBERT WILLIAMSON, adm. in 
1580 1580; trans, to Cromarty in 1582. 

ABRAHAM SIBBALD, adm. before 
1585; trans, to Deer 18th June 
1586. 

WILLIAM LEASE, adm. in 1586 ; trans. 
1586 to Dunnottar in 1588. 

JOHN ROCHE, adm. in 1588 ; pres. to 
the vicarage by James VI. 8th July 
1597 ; was one of those who met in 
the General Assembly at Aberdeen, 2nd 
July 1605, contrary to the Royal Will, but 
having admitted, 3rd Oct., that it was not 
a lawful Assembly, he was not proceeded 
against; still min. 2nd Oct. 1620.— [St 
Andreivs Tests. ; Melvill's Autob., 561, 573 ; 
Calderwood's Hist,, vi., 264, 284, 440, 557.] 

WILLIAM ROBERTSON, M.A. ; adm. 

about 1622; pres. to Monymusk by 

James VI. 16th Sept. 1628, but not 
settled. 
JAMES WEMYSS, adm. before 6th 

April 1630; died before 24th Dec. 

1632. 



1622 



1630 



PATRICK BARCLAY, pres. by Charles 

I. 24th Dec. 1632 ; adm. in 1633 ; 

1633 died Dec. 1656. He marr. Catherine 

Rickart, who survived him, and had 



issue — John, apprenticed to John Gray, 
saddler, Aberdeen, 1st Jan. 1659. — [Brechin 
Tests.] 

1 ADAM BARCLAY, M.A. ; mentioned 
1656 as min. in 1656, but this may be 
a mistake as he is also called 
min. of Towie that year. — [Family of 
Skene, 35.] 

JAMES DOUGLAS, son of William D., 
165 ~ Professor of Divinity in King's Col- 
lege ; educated at said College ; 
M.A. (8th July 1649); adm. before 20th 
Oct. 1657; died before 29th July 1673, 
aged about 45. 

RICHARD MAITLAND, probably son 
1674 °^ Richard M., min. of Inver- 
keithny ; educated at Marischal 
College, 1665-8 ; became schoolmaster and 
session-clerk of Foveran 9th July 1671 ; 
recommended for licence by Presb. of Ellon 
1st May 1672; pres. in Aug. 1673; ord. 
after 31st March, and inst. between 12th 
May and 9th June 1674 ; depr. for praying 
for the Old Chevalier 27th June 1716; 
died 1719. His initials, with date 1704, 
appear upon the old belfry of the church. 
He marr. (1) (cont. 9th March 1677) 
Susanna, daugh. of Alexander Irvine, min. 
of Longside : (2) Katherine, daugh. of John 
Mylne, min. of Fetteresso, and had issue — 
Richard, bapt. 5th Sept. 1678, died young ; 
Margaret (twin), bapt. 5th Sept. 1678; 
Charles, bapt. 26th May 1680 ; Christian, 
born 18th March 1683 (marr. Thomas Nevay 
of Arduthie) ; Catherine, born 20th June 
1684; John, bapt. 19th Feb. 1686 ; Richard, 
bapt. 18th March 1687 ; Elspeth, bapt. 7th 
May 1688; Anna, bapt. 19th July 1689 
(marr. 28th Sept. 1720, Andrew Livingston, 
merchant); Alexander, bapt. 14th July 
1692 ; Patrick, merchant, Aberdeen ; 
William, merchant, Aberdeen ; Helen 
(marr. George Maitland, min. at Aberdeen): 
(3) Mary (died before 3rd May 1738), daugh. 
of George Keith, min. of Deer. — [Reg. of 
Deeds, Mack, 30th Aug. 1687; Aberdeen 
Tests. ; Forfeited Estate Papers ; Aberdeen 
Journal Notes and Queries, vi., 268, 281 ; 
Jervise's Epitaphs, ii., 14-19.] 



70 



NIGG 



[PKESB. OF 



JAMES FARQUHAR, bom 1666 ; edu- 
.,.,,- cated at Marischal College ; ord. to 
Tyrie in 1701 ; dem. 31st Aug. 1709 ; 
called by the Presb. jure devoluto 16th Jan., 
and adm. 6th March 1717 ; died 23rd Dec. 
1756. He was a man of great muscular 
strength, and as a young man was frequently 
employed in preaching churches vacant 
which had been in possession of the Episco- 
palians. He marr. and had issue — James 
of Balmoor ; Elizabeth (marr. Captain 
Charles Gray of Carse) ; Margaret (marr. 
John Gellie, min. of this parish) 

JOHN GELLIE, born 1708 ; educated 
1743 at ^ ar i scna l College, 1720-4; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 27th July 
1743; died 15th Jan. 1753. He marr. (1) 
Margaret, daugh. of James Farquhar, min. 
of this parish, and had issue — Captain 
Patrick, born 27th June 1741, served heir 
6th Sept. 1755 : (2) 19th Sept. 1751, Eliza- 
beth (died 22nd March 1792), daugh. of 
Alexander Gordon of Auchleuchries. — 
[Aberdeen Sas., xxvii., 469.] 

JOHN FARQUHAR, born 8th June 
17 , 7 1732, second son of Robert F., min. 
of Chapel of Garioch ; educated at 
Marischal College ; licen. by Presb. of 
Fordyce 15th Dec. 1756 ; pres. by George 
II. 14th March, and ord. 1st Sept. 1757; 
died 25th May 1768. He marr. 17th July 
1764, Anne, daugh. of James Morison, 
Provost of Aberdeen (she marr. (2) Alex- 
ander Mearns, min. of Towie), and had 
issue — Robert, born 23rd April 1765; 
James, born 26th Oct. 1766; John (post- 
humous), born 14th July 1768. Publication 
— Sermons on, Various Subjects, 2 vols. 
(London, 1772). 

DAVID CRUDEN, born 1746, son of 
7 William C, merchant, Aberdeen, and 
Anna, daugh. of William Phanes, 
tailor, Convener of the Trades, and 
brother of William C, provost ; educated 
at Marischal College ; M.A. (1764) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Aberdeen 6th Sept. 1768; 
pres. by George II. 12th Aug. 1768; ord. 
7th June 1769; D.D. (Marischal College, 
Feb. 1796); died unmarr. 8th Nov. 1826. 
He and his sister Marjorie, who had been 



his housekeeper for half a century, left 
about £80 to the poor of the parish. Pub- 
lications — Some Observations on the Con- 
duct of a Minister, a sermon (Aberdeen, 
1821) ; Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, vii., xxi.). — [Scot. Notes and 
Queries, iv., 211.] 

ALEXANDER THOM, born 1758, son 
1826 °* J°h n T- m Frosterhill ; educated 
at Marischal College ; M.A. (Feb. 
1779); licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 6th 
Dec. 1786 ; became master of Gordon's 
Hospital, Aberdeen ; pres. by George TV. 
in Sept., and ord. (assistant and successor) 
2nd Nov. 1826; died 11th July 1843. He 
marr. 1st May 1827, Mary (died s.p. 15th 
May 1852, aged 68), only daugh. of John 
Bryce, min. of South Parish, Aberdeen. 
Publication — Account of the Parish {New 
Stat. Ace, xi.). — [Tombst. ; Jervise's 
Epitaphs, ii., 15.] 

ROBERT FAIRWEATHER, bom 
1843 Brechin, 1817, son of George F., 
mail-coach driver, and Janet Bisset ; 
educated at King's College ; M.A. (1835) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Brechin 4th June 1839 ; 
ord. to Scots Church, Rotterdam, Aug. 
1839 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 31st Aug., 
trans, and adm. 7th Dec. 1843; died 12th 
Aug. 1890. He marr. 7th Sept. 1839, 
Isabella (died 25th Jan. 1908), third daugh. 
of John Guthrie, banker, Brechin, and had 
issue— John Bisset, born 28th Aug. 1840; 
Alexander Ferrier Angus, M.A. (1860), 
M.D. (1876), Pocklington, Yorks, born 16th 
Nov. 1841 ; Isabella Guthrie, bom 29th 
Nov. 1843 (marr. 19th May 1864, Captain 
Samuel E. Wood, 93rd Highlanders), died 
13th Nov. 1870; Jane Agnes, born 2nd 
June 1846 ; George Angus, tea - planter, 
Assam, bom 22nd April 1849, died 12th 
Aug. 1883. — [Aberdeen Journ. Notes and 
Queries, i., 87.] 

HUGH M'CONNACH SMITH, born 
28th June 1857, son of Rev. James 
S., teacher, Tullynessle, and Jane 
Robertson ; educated at Keith Grammar 
School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1879); licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 2nd 
May 1882 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 



1888 



ABERDEEN] 



NIGG— PETERCULTER 



71 



23rd Feb. 1888 ; res. 15th June 1923 ; died 
at Aberdeen, 28th Dec. 1923. He marr. 
31st July 1901, Jane, daugh. of James 
Beattie, farmer, and Jane Anderson, and 
had issue — Hugh M'Connach Beattie, born 
1903. 

JOHN EDMUND MITCHELL, born 
lg23 Mayne, Omagh, 28th Nov. 1882, 
son of Joseph M. and Bosanna 
Mitchell; educated at Kelvin House, 
Belfast, Boyal Univ. of Ireland, Magee 
College, Londonderry, Assembly's Colleges 
at Belfast and Londonderry, Univs. of 
Dublin, B.A., M.A. (1906), and Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Omagh 3rd June 1909 ; 
ord. to Ballymore, Antrim, 28th Sept. 
1910 ; app. assistant at Bridgeton, Glasgow, 
May 1918 ; adm. by the General Assembly 
to Church of Scotland, 26th May 1921 ; 
assistant at Shettleston ; adm. to this 
charge 17th Oct. 1923. Marr. (1) a lady 
who died under painful circumstances with 
their child : (2) 28th June 1922, Jessie 
Stewart, daugh. of John Downie and 
Catherine Downie. 



PETERCULTER. 

[The church of this parish was dedicated 
to St Peter. It belonged to the Abbey of 
Kelso. Peterculter was a prebend of Aber- 
deen. Near the church is St Peter's Well, 
and a steep bank close by is called St 
Peter's Heugh. There is also in the parish 
a Well of St Bride. A new church was 
built in 1779.] 



ALEXANDER ROBERTSON, 
1567 from 1567 to 1579. 



reader 



WILLIAM WALLACE, reader 
1580 in 1580 [afterwards min. in 1601]. 

RICHARD ROSS, min. in 1585, with 

,„_ Drumoak also in charge. It was 

1585 , . , . . . , 

separated in 1586 and again joined 

in 1593 ; removed to Drumoak in 1599. 

WILLIAM MELDRUM, styled "per- 

1598 P etua l vicar of Peterculter." On 6th 

April 1593, he granted a foundation 

for the education of four bursars in the 



Univ. of Aberdeen, but only in the event 
of the restoration of the Roman Catholic 
Church in Scotland. — [Records Univ. and 
King's College, 134.] 

WILLIAM WALLACE, reader from 

1601 158 ° t0 1599 > navm S begun teaching 
and continuing daily to increase in 
learning by study he was exhorter 10th Aug. 
1599 ; was app. to be adm., 4th Dec. 1601, 
in terms of ordinance of last Provincial 
Assembly; was admonished, 7th March 
1608, to be more diligent in his studies, 
and dem. before 10th Dec. 1612. He 
marr. and had issue — William, his 
successor. 

WILLIAM WALLACE, son of preced- 
1612 ing; pres. by James VI. 10th Dec. 
1612 ; still min. Nov. 1633, when he 
held a wadset on the lands of Hilton of 
Kinnertie. He marr. Christian, daugh. of 
William Marr, burgess of Dundee. — [G. B. 
Inhib., 1st Nov. 1620; Spalding Miscell., 
iii., 137.] 

FRANCIS THOMSON, educated at 
16S6 King's College; M.A. (1627); adm. 
about 1636 ; refused to sign the 
Covenant and fled to England, but returned 
to Aberdeen, 2nd June 1639, and died before 
1656. He marr. Elspet Molyson, buried in 
St Nicholas' churchyard, 14th March 1667, 
and had issue — Francis, burgess of Aber- 
deen in 1659; Alexander, at Marischal 
College, 1651-2.— [Spalding's Hist., i., 199 ; 
Scot. Notes and Queries, xi., 7, 118.] 

ALEXANDER GARIOCH, educated 
le51 at King's College; M.A. (1619); 
adm. to Cushnie in 1629; was clerk 
of Alford Presb. 1633, 1634 ; a member of 
Commission of the Assembly in 1646 ; 
trans, and adm. before 21st Oct. 1651. 
Joined the Protesters ; pres. by Charles II. 
27th July 1664; died between 18th Nov. and 
23rd Dec. 1673, aged about 74. He marr. 
and had issue — Andrew, his successor; 
Alexander, apprenticed to Andrew Watson, 
merchant, Aberdeen, 10th May 1655, adm. 
burgess 4th July 1660. — [Scot. Notes and 
Queries, xi., 74.] 



72 



PETERCULTER 



[PEESB. OF 



ANDKEW GARIOCH, son of preced- 
ing; educated at King's and Mari- 
schal Colleges, 1650-4; was tutor to 
the laird of Monymusk in 1656 and 1657 ; 
adm. (assistant and successor) before 27th 
Oct. 1663 ; still min. 18th Oct. 1664. 



1674 



JOHN IRVINE of Saphock [Savoch], 
son of Gilbert I. of Altrie and 
Janet Innes ; educated at Marischal 
College; M.A. (1657); ord. to Kilmacolm 
after 2nd March 1665 ; pres. by Charles II. 
19th Sept. 1672; trans, and inst. 11th Jan. 
1674 ; deprived in 1695 for non-jurancy, and 
intruded at Insch in 1701. He purchased 
the lands of Saphock. He marr. 8th Dec. 
1668, Janet, youngest daugh. of Robert 
Birnie, min. of Lanark, and had issue — 
John ; Christian (marr. Alexander Forbes 
of Barnes) ; Elizabeth, bapt. 31st Aug. 
1674 ; Mary, bapt. 15th Nov. 1676 ; Alex- 
ander of Saphock, advocate, who erected 
his lands into the barony of Drum, of 
which family he was heir male, bapt. 
11th Feb. 1679; Helen, bapt. 5th Jan. 
1685, buried at St Nicholas', 29th Dec. 
1726 ; Margaret, bapt. 29th March 1686 ; 
James, bapt. 30th Dec. 1687.— [The Birnies 
of Broonihill ; Beg. of Deeds, Durie, civ., 
23rd Jan. 1705 ; The Irvings of Drum, 
(MS.), lxxxi. ; Beaufin Irving's The Irvings, 
113.] 



1697 



ALEXANDER THOMSON, born 
Aberdeenshire ; educated at Mari- 
schal College ; ord. 14th April 1697 ; 
dep. 6th Oct. 1703; outlawed in 1705, for 
not removing from manse and glebe ; 
buried in St Nicholas' Churchyard, 1st 
March 1745. — {Lanark Tests ; Privy Seal 
Eng. Reg., vi., 283 ; Scot. Notes and Queries, 
May 1923 ; Henderson's Annals of Lower 
Deeside, 139-41.] 

JOHN KENNEDY, born 1674; edu- 
1704 cate ^ at King's College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (15th June 1697); licen. by 
Presb. of Perth 9th July 1701 ; called 6th 
Aug., and ord. 28th Sept. 1704; died 
20th Oct. 1723. He marr. May 1706, 
Margaret (died before 18th June 1730), 
daugh. of Alexander Irvine, Murtle, and 



1724 



had issue — John ; William ; Anne ; Mary 
(marr. John, sixth Lord Rollo of Duncrub. 
— [Aberdeen Tests.] 

WILLIAM THOMSON, educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(9th April 1718) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen 12th Nov. 1723 ; called 24th 
May, and by the Presb. jure devoluto 3rd 
June, and ord. 1st Oct. 1724; buried in 
St Nicholas' Churchyard 4th Nov. 1727, 
aged about 30. He marr. 9th Dec. 1725, 
Julia, daugh. of Patrick Fletcher, mer- 
chant, Rotterdam. — [Aberdeen Tests.] 

PATRICK BLACK, educated at Mari- 
schal College; M.A. (1718); licen. 
1728 by Presb. of Paisley 18th Aug. 1725 ; 
called 19th May, and by the Presb. jure 
devoluto 5th June, and ord. 10th Oct. 1728 ; 
died 11th June 1766. He marr. 30th Dec. 
1731, Katherine (died 6th Feb. 1767), daugh. 
of John Ker, min. of Roxburgh. 

WILLIAM DUFF, M.A. ; trans, from 
Glenbuchat ; pres. by Alexander 
Duthie 24th Oct. 1766; adm. 4th 

March 1767 ; trans, to Foveran 23rd Feb. 

1775. 



1767 



1775 



GEORGE MARK, born Banff, 1735; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (29th March 1756) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dundee 6th April 1763 ; 
pres. to Kirkhill in 1770, but after much 
procedure in Church Courts the presenta- 
tion was set aside as he had not a com- 
petent knowledge of Gaelic ; pres. to this 
parish by Alexander Udny Duff in July, 
and ord. 17th Aug. 1775 ; died 23rd Dec. 
1811. He marr. 29th July 1779, Elizabeth, 
daugh. of John Gordon, shipmaster, Aber- 
deen. Publication — Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace., xvi., xxi.). 

JOHN STIRLING, born Dunblane, 
1785, son of James S., Auchreddie, 
New Deer; educated at Marischal 
College, 1801-5; licen. by Presb. of For- 
doun 3rd July 181 1 ; pres. by Robert 
William Duff of Fetteresso in Jan., and 
ord. 17th Sept. 1812 ; died 5th Oct. 1839. 
He marr. 29th May 1827, Helen (died 4th 
Dec. 1862, aged 66), second daugh. of 



1812 



ABEEDEEN] 



PETERCULTER— PORTLETHEN 



73 



Andrew Fowler, merchant, Skene, and had 
issue— John, M.A., artist, born 8th June 
1829 ; Anne Elizabeth, born 15th April 
1833; Patrick. Publication— Account of 
the Parish {New Stat. Ace, xii.). — [Jervise's 
Epitaphs, i., 19.] 

ROBERT THOMSON, born Eothes, 
1840 1814; educated at King's College; 
M.A (1833); became tutor in the 
family of Thomas Abercromby Duff of 
Haddo; ord. 22nd April 1840. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Peter- 
culter Free Church, 1843-5 ; died 30th Jan. 
1845. 



1843 



THOMAS BAKCLAY, M.A. ; trans, 
from Lerwick 14th Sept. 1843 ; 



trans, to Currie 11th July 1844. 



1844 



JOHN ALLAN, born Banffshire, 1809, 
son of John A., mason, and Mar- 
garet Smith ; educated at King's 
College ; M.A. (13th Dec. 1838) ; sometime 
tutor in a Quaker family ; became classical 
master in Elgin Academy ; ord. 19th Sept. 
1844 ; clerk of Presb. 1861-88 ; died 25th 
Jan. 1888. He marr. 14th March 1844, 
Ann (died 1st Jan. 1887), daugh. of .William 
Gordon, min. of Elgin, and had issue — 
John, M.A. (Aberdeen), B.D. (Edinburgh 
1868), born 10th May 1845. 

JAMES ATRD, born Sorn, 20th March 
18 __ 1850, son of Kobert A., contractor, 
and Margaret Thomson ; educated 
at Sorn School and Univs. of Glasgow, 
M.A. (1882), and Edinburgh, B.D. (1885); 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 10th June 
1885 ; assistant at St Mary's, Edinburgh ; 
ord. 7th June 1888 ; died 18th May 1905. 
He marr. 9th April 1874, Margaret Clark, 
and had issue — Robert, M.B., Ch.B., born 
16th Oct. 1876 ; Marion Lindsay, born 1st 
Aug. 1879 (marr. John Robertson, Ashby- 
de-la-Zouche), died 11th Aug. 1917. 



1905 



JAMES LAING THOMSON, born 
Menmuir, 19th April 1878, son of 
James Laing T., min. of Menmuir ; 
educated at Menmuir School, Grammar 
School, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1900), B.D. (1903); licen. by Presb. of 



Brechin in 1903 ; assistant at South Parish, 
Aberdeen, and St Michael's Edinburgh ; 
ord. 20th Sept. 1905. Marr. 25th April 
1906, Mary, youngest daugh. of William 
Spalding of Balconnell and Margaret 
Higgins Liddell, and has issue — James 
Laing Spalding, born 10th Sept. 1910 ; 
William Eddie Spalding, born 20th April 
1914. 



PORTLETHEN (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Portlethen was disjoined 
from Banchory-Devenick on 25th June 
1856. The modern church was erected in 
1843 on the site of a chapel built in 1633 
by Bobert Buchan. For a full account of 
Portlethen Church see Henderson's History 
of Banchory-Devenick, 152-7.] 

WILLIAM LAW, born 1797, son of 



1827 



Arthur L., farmer, Kincardine 
OTSTeil ; educated at Marischal 
College; M.A. (1816); became schoolmaster 
at Maryculter ; app. missionary here in 
1827, but continued his duties at Mary- 
culter, riding over to Portlethen each 
Sunday on a pony which had been pre- 
sented to him; ord. 30th July 1840 and 
dem. his schoolmastership ; died 11th Jan. 
1870. He marr. Isobel Mathewson, who 
died 17th Feb. 1855, aged 57), and had 
issue — Agnes (marr. George Lamb, account- 
ant, Aberdeen) ; Sarah Christina Bower 
(marr. 5th Nov. 1858, James Stewart, 
M.A., Banchory-Ternan). — [Paul's Past and 
Present of Aberdeenshire, 27.] 



1868 



WILLIAM BRUCE, born Sauchentree, 
New Aberdour, 1834, son of William 
B., ironfounder and farmer, and 
Margaret Bruce ; educated at King's Col- 
lege, Aberdeen; M.A. (March 1851); be- 
came schoolmaster at Bankhead, Birse, and 
missionary at Finzean; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 28th Sept. 1868 ; elected to New 
Deer in 1876, but the Church Courts refused 
to admit him; died 28th Nov. 1882. He 
marr. Euphemia Black Allan, who died s.p. 
28th Oct. 1867.— [Henderson's Banchory- 
Devenick, 156.] 



74 



PORTLETHEN— SKENE 



[PKESB. OF 



ALEXANDER ROBERTSON GRANT, 
born Abernethy, Inverness - shire, 
1883 20th Nov. 1857, son of John G., 
hotel-keeper, and Barbara Smith ; educated 
at Tomintoul School, Grammar School, and 
Univ. of Aberdeen; M.A. (1878); licen. 
by Presb. of Abernethy 13th May 1881; 
assistant at Elchies ; ord. 14th May 1883. 
Marr. 12th Jan. 1888, Annie Elizabeth, 
daugh. of Alexander Robertson and Isabel 
Kirkham, and has issue — Alister Robertson, 
M.C., physician, born 16th April 1890 ; Ian 
Cameron Robertson, C.E., born 22nd Aug. 
1893 ; Ronald Kirkham, physician, born 
11th Sept. 1898. 

SKENE. 

[The church of Skene was dedicated to 
St Bride.] 

1574 THOMAS BISSET, reader in 1574. 

JOHN WHITE, min. of Fintray in 1574, 
„ with this parish also in charge ; re- 
moved here in 1576, with Methlick 
also in the charge, and in 1579, Kintore ; 
was unable through age in 1599 to perform 
his duties, and had an assistant appointed. 
He still continued to officiate, and on 5th 
June 1607 was admonished "not to read 
homilies {i.e. in place of a sermon of his 
own] publically in the church under pain of 
deprivation." When he found himself not 
well prepared, he was instructed to teach 
the people by reading the " Scripture itself." 
Was still min. 17th Aug. 1609. 

ALEXANDER YOUNGSON, formerly 
._„. of Aboyne; called 7th Dec. 1599, and 
adm. (assistant) preaching here and 
at Durris on alternate Sundays; was 
ordered by the Presb. 11th July 1600 to 
reside at Durris, and removed there. 

ALEXANDER SCROGIE, app. 
(assistant) 9th Sept. 1603 for a year ; 
adm. 16th Aug. 1605 ; trans, to 
Drumoak 26th Jan. 1607. 

JAMES STRACHAN, min. of Logie- 

Colstone; called 26th Aug. 1609, 

but refused on account of the 

inadequate stipend. He was settled as 



colleague before 17th Aug. 1609, but re- 
turned shortly thereafter to Logie-Col- 
stone. 

GILBERT KEITH of Fynnersie ; adm. 
1610 after 3rd May 1610 ; still min. 24th 
July 1635 ; died in 1637. He marr. 
MarjorieKnowis. — [Reg. of Deeds, cccxcviii., 
188 ; Aberdeen Sheriff-Court Records, ii., 
386; Mar Papers; Hist. MS. Com., 10.] 

ROBERT DUNBAR; adm. (assistant) 
1622 P r °bably after 1622 ; trans, to Tough 
before 1625. 

PATRICK LESLIE, M.A. ; adm. about 
1630 1( ^ ' trans - to Eetteresso 13th Dec. 
1640. 

WILLIAM CHALMERS of Hazelhead 
1642 an< ^ Smiddyhill in the barony of 
Federate ; educated at Marischal 
College ; M.A. (1626) ; had his house plun- 
dered 31st March 1642, and again by the 
army of Montrose May 1645 ; died 21st 
March 1667. He marr. and had issue — 
Patrick of Balbithan and Federate, M.D., 
Professor of Medicine in Marischal College, 
deprived in 1716; John; James, burgess 
of Aberdeen in 1674 ; Elizabeth (marr. 
William Chalmers, min. of Boyndie). — 
[Acts of Pari. vi. ii. 183 ; Nisbet's Her., ii. ; 
Spalding's Hist., ii.; Scot. Notes and Queries, 
vii., 100.] 

LUDOVIC DUNLOP, born 1620; edu- 
1664 cate< ^ at King's College; adm. to 
Tarland 23rd Sept. 1649 ; trans, and 
adm. after 18th Oct. 1664; died 6th 
Feb. 1691. He marr. Elizabeth, daugh. 
of William Douglas, Professor of Divinity, 
King's College, Aberdeen, and had issue — 
John, his successor in the parish ; James, 
burgess of Aberdeen, 26th Feb. 1689; 
Alexander, min. of Whitern, and rector of 
Rennington in England, 1704; Katherine 
(marr. Alexander Forbes, bailie, Aberdeen). 
— [Aberdeenshire Poll-Book, ii., 501 ; Aber- 
deen Sas. Min.-Book, 1705 ; Macfarlane's 
Geneal. Coll., ii., 235.] 

JOHN DUNLOP, born 1659, son of 

1686 P rece< iiiig; educated at Marischal 

College, 1671 - 5 ; pres. (colleague) 

May 1686 ; deprived in 1695 for non- 



ABERDEEN] 



SKENE 



75 



jurancy ; died 27th April 1714. — [Aberdeen 
Tests. ; Aberdeenshire Poll-Book, ii.,' 501 ; 
Tombst.] 

JOHN MAITLAND, M.A. ; ord. 19th 
1700 ^ e P t- 1700 > trans, to Banchory- 
Devenick 1st March 1716. 

GEOEGE JOHNSTONE, trans, from 

1716 Cluny and called by Presb. jure 

devoluto 2nd Oct., and adm. 13th 

Dec. 1716; trans, to Kinedward 2nd Nov. 

1720. 

WILLIAM ABEKCEOMBIE, born 
1721 a b° ut 1692 > son °f Robert A., bailie 
of Aberdeen (to whom he was served 
heir 3rd July 1736) ; educated at Marischal 
College, 1707-11 ; licen. by Presb. of Aber- 
deen 23rd July 1718; ord. to Maryculter 
28th May 1719 ; called 8th Oct., and by the 
Presb. jure devoluto, trans, and adm. 6th 
Dec. 1721; died 6th June 1746. He marr. 
and had issue — Margaret. — [Aberdeen 
Tests.] 

WILLIAM INNES of Mostoun, born 
.,..„ Buchan, about 1709; educated at 
King's College ; M.A. (March 1729) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Deer 18th Sept. 1734; 
ord. (assistant) at Bathen 19th Nov. 1740, 
and subsequently at Pitsligo, where he was 
app. by Synod assistant and successor, but 
this was reversed by General Assembly ; 
adm. to this charge 8th July 1747 ; died 
unmarr. 18th Dec. 1755.— [Morren's Annals, 
i., 64, 100 ; Acts of Ass., 1744 and 1747.] 

ARTHUE MITCHELL, born 1695; 
7 educated at King's College; ord. to 
Kinellar 30th Oct. 1723 ; pres. by 
Principal and masters of United College 
of St Andrews in June, trans, and adm. 
20th Oct. 1756 ; died 2nd April 1774. He 
marr. 21st Dec. 1727, Elizabeth (died at 
Durris Manse, 28th March 1790), daugh. of 
Gavin Harvie, merchant, Aberdeen, and 
had issue — seven sons and seven daughs. 
■ — Jean, born 1729 (marr. John Glennie, 
D.D., min. of Drumoak) ; Gavin, min. 
of Kinellar; Elizabeth, born 21st Dec. 
1732 ; Margaret, born 9th Dec. 1734 (marr. 
William Strachan, min. of Durris) ; Janet, 
born 16th June 1737 ; William, born 



1785 



1st Jan. 1739 ; Thomas, born 29th June 
1742 ; Isobel, born 20th Feb. 1744, died 15th 
Sept. 1767; Arthur, born 1st Feb. 1748; 
Alexander, born 20th Aug. 1749 ; George, 
born 11th Aug. 1750 ; Anne, born 4th May 
1752 ; Rachel, born 5th Oct. 1754, died 11th 
Feb. 1755; Andrew, born 26th May 1756. 

WILLIAM FARQUHAE, M.A. ; pres. 
1775 k y George Skene of Skene Sept. 
1774; adm. 15th June 1775; trans, 
to West Parish, Aberdeen, 28th Nov. 1776. 

SKENE OGILVY, M.A. ; pres. by 
.„_- George Skene of Skene in April, 
and ord. 11th Sept. 1777 ; trans, to 
First Charge, Old Machar, 14th Oct. 1784. 

EOBEET WYAT, born about 1760; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 14th 
April 1784 ; pres. by George Skene 
of Skene in March, and ord. 5th May 1785 ; 
dem. 1st Nov. 1786 ; took orders in Church 
of England ; app. domestic chaplain to 
Lord Camelford Sept. 1789 ; rector of St 
Leonard's and St Benedict's, London ; died 
unmarr. at Dieppe, 29th April 1791. 

JAMES HOGG, born 1752, of the family 
.„._ of Blairydrine in Durris, grandson of 
James H. and Margaret Skene ; edu- 
cated at King's College; M.A. (1771); licen. 
by Presb. of Alford 5th .Nov. 1777 ; app. to 
College Chapel, Aberdeen, 1777, and ord. 
soon afterwards ; pres. by George Skene of 
Skene, in March, trans, and adm. 10th May 
1787 ; D.D. (King's College, 28th May 1796) ; 
died unmarr. 28th Nov. 1823. Publication 
— Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, iv.). — [Henderson's Annals of Lower 
Deeside, 23.] 

GEOEGE MACKENZIE, born Aber- 
deenshire, 1788, son of Eoderick 
M., landed proprietor, and Isabella 
Stewart; educated at King's College; M.A. 
(30th March 1807); licen. by Presb. of Ding- 
wall 29th March 1815; became schoolmaster 
of Contin in 1816,and Skene; pres. by George 
Skene of Skene in June, and ord. 29th July 
1824 ; died 26th Dec. 1859. He marr. 19th 
Jan. 1832, Agnes (died at Aberdeen, 20th Dec. 
1895), daugh. of William Collie, farmer, 
Skene, and had issue — Margaret Ann, born 



76 



SKENE — STONEYWOOD [presb. of Aberdeen 



6th Feb. 1833 ; Agnes, born 17th Nov. 1834 ; 
Jane Eettie, born 21st June 1836 ; George, 
colonel Indian Staff Corps, born 18th July 
1838 ; Mary, born 16th Sept. 1840, died at 
Aberdeen, 28th Dec. 1874; Rachel, born 
13th Aug. 1842 (marr. 9th June 1863, Joseph 
Wood, ship and insurance broker, Aber- 
deen), died 9th Aug. 1875 ; John, born 8th 
Nov. 1844, died at Torquay, 27th Feb. 1870 ; 
William, born 29th March 1847; Thomas 
Harding, born 6th April 1849 ; Henrietta 
Hill, born 20th June 1850. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Neio Stat. Ace, xiii.). 

JOHN RUSSELL, ord. 29th March 1860; 
i860 trans, to Grange 12th Dec. 1867. 

GEORGE FORBES INNES PHILIP, 
M.A. ; ord. 12th March 1868 ; trans, to 
StClement : s,Aberdeen,13thOct.l870. 

WILLIAM MARSHALL PHILIP, 
1870 k° rn 9tn Sept. 1828, son of Thomas 
P., schoolmaster, Edingight, Grange, 
afterwards of Portsoy, and Mary Williams ; 
educated at Marischal College ; assistant 
schoolmaster at Forglen ; licen. in 1860 ; 
assistant at St Andrew's, Glasgow ; ord. 
by Presb. of Glasgow to St Paul's, Truro, 
Nova Scotia, 1863 ; trans, to Albion Mines 
(now Stellarton), Pictou, Nova Scotia, 1865 ; 
pres. by James, Earl of Fife, and adm. to this 
charge 22nd Dec. 1870 ; died at Aberdeen, 
6th July 1903. He marr. 23rd April 1863, 
Mary, daugh. of John Hardy, jeweller, 
Aberdeen, and Jane Farquhar, and had 
issue — Jane Hardy, born 2nd Sept. 1864 
(marr. Dr William H. Stephen, physician, 
Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex), died 27th Dec. 
1922; Mary Hardy, born 14th Jan. 1866 
(marr. Arthur Ernest Philip, merchant, Port 
Elizabeth, South Africa) ; Thomas Williams, 
M.A., M.B., CM., surgeon-captain R.N., 
born 6th May 1867 ; Elizabeth Farquhar, 
born 23rd April 1869 (marr. 11th April 
1900, John Alexander Cameron, min. of 
Legerwood, Berwickshire); James Farquhar, 
M.B., CM., surgeon, West Ealing, London, 
born 22nd Nov. 1870; William Marshall, 
M.B., CM., D.P.H., Medical Officer of 
Health, Colombo, Ceylon, born 12th July 
1872 ; Hardy, M.A., B.L. (Aberdeen), LL.B. 
(Edinburgh), for a time Mayor of Roode- 



poort, now at Johannesburg, South Africa, 
born 6th June 1874. Publications — It'll a' 
come richt : A Scottish Story of Thirty 
Years Ago (1872); Kirsty Macintosh's 
Scholars (1882); Covedale (1887). 

ROBERT ROBERTSON, M.A., B.D. ; 
. _„ ord. (assistant and successor) 11th 
May 1893 ; trans, to Logie-Colstone 
24th Aug. 1910. 

JOHN M'MURTRIE, born Edinburgh, 
2nd March 1879, son of John M., 
D.D., min. of St Bernard's, Edin- 
burgh; educated at Edinburgh Academy 
and Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1901); 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 1904 ; 
assistant at St Columba's, London, West 
Parish, Aberdeen, and St Mary's, Edin- 
burgh; ord. 26th Jan. 1911. Marr. 17th 
June 1924, Mary Margaret, daugh. of 
George Mitchell, Schoolhouse, Skene, and 
has issue — a daugh., born 13th March 1926. 



STONEYWOOD (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Stoneywood was disjoined 
from Newhills on 13th March 1896. A 
chapel dedicated to St Mary and called 
the chapel of Stoneywood, stood here in 
former days. Its burying ground, enclosed 
by a wall, is still to be seen. St Mary's 
Well is a copious stream near by.] 

JAMES ROBB ALLAN, formerly of 

18g _ Advie ; app. missionary here 15th 

Oct. 1880; adm. first min. of this 

parish 14th March 1896 ; trans, to Glen- 

gairn 31st Oct. 1918. 



1919 



PATRICK JOHN GREEN, born Stir- 
ling, 29th Dec. 1878, son of John G. 
and Christina Webster ; educated at 
Stirling High School, Aberdeen Grammar 
School, and Univs. of Aberdeen, M.A. 
(1901), and Oxford, B.A. (1904), M.A. (1908); 
ord. to Roy Lodge Church, Woodford 
Green, London, Sept. 1904 ; trans, to 
Doll Memorial Presbyterian Church, Bed- 
lington, Northumberland, July 1911; trans, 
and adm. 28th Jan. 1919. Marr. 13th Aug. 
1913, Elsie, daugh. of George Stoddart 
and Barbara Wishart. 



PRESBYTERY OF KINCARDINE O'NEIL 

[As early as 1581 the General Assembly was engaged with a proposal to erect a 
Presbytery for Strathdee. The Eegister of this Court begins at 17th April 1700. There 
is a gap in the Kecord from 13th Oct. 1713 to 2nd Nov. 1714. The part amissing was 
lost soon after it was written, when the documents were in the hands of James Douglas 
minister of Aboyne.] 



ABOYNE AND GLENTANAR. 

[These parishes were united about the 
beginning of the seventeenth century. 

Aboyne. — The church of Aboyne was 
dedicated to St Adamnan. In 1232 a 
Preceptory of the Order of the Temple 
was founded at Aboyne. The church 
belonged to the Templars, as did also some 
adjoining landed property. Part of this 
still bears the name of Tir an Teampuil 
(the land of the Temple). After the fall 
of the Templars, in or about 1314, these 
lands and the church were held by the 
Commandery of the Knights of St John at 
Torphichen. Fairs were held at Aboyne on 
Candlemas, Michaelmas, and Hallowmas. 
There were in this parish Wells of Our 
Lady, St Adamnan, and St Malrubh. 

Glentanar. — In early times St Lesino 
dwelt in Glentanar and taught there. To 
him the mediaeval parish church was 
dedicated. The old church was in regular 
use till 1763. Its ruins still stand in the 
churchyard. It was one of the last churches 
with a thatched roof.] 

JOHN CUSHNIE, reader 1567 to 
1567 1574. 

ROBERT BOYD, reader 1576 to 1586 ; 
1576 called vicar in 1592. 

ROBERT YOUNGSON, trans, from 
1588 Forbes in 1588, having Tulloch also 
in the charge ; trans, to Kinbattock 
between 1591 and 1593. 

ALEXANDER YOUNGSON, min. in 
1593 1593 [afterwards min. of Skene]. 

77 



1633 



ALEXANDER ROBERTSON, min. in 
1612 1612.— [P. G. Beg., ix., 330.] 

WILLIAM DOUGLAS of Blackmiln, 
son of Thomas D., merchant, Aber- 
deen, and Bridget, daugh. of John 
Forbes of Abernethy, and great-grandson 
of Sir Archibald D. of Glenbervie ; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1621-5; adm. before 1st Nov. 1633; dep. in 
1644; reponed by the General Assembly 7th 
Aug. 1648 ; petitioned Parliament, 27th July 
1649, showing he had lent the Committee 
of Estates 1300 merks at Whitsunday 
1648, and was now reduced to such poverty 
that he was not able to maintain his 
family and educate his children, and 
had been recommended to the General 
Assembly, 27th Aug. 1647 and 12th Aug. 
1648. On 31st July 1649 Parliament 
ordered said claim to be paid. An Act 
of Assembly was passed in his favour, 
30th July that year, and Parliament, 21st 
June 1661, granted him £100 sterling 
"on account of his great sufferings and 
losses." He marr. Marjory, daugh. of John 
Ross, min. of Birse, and had issue — William, 
min. of Midmar; Robert of Cruixton, sugar 
boiler in Leith ; John ; a daugh. (marr. 
Chalmers of Balnacraig) ; a daugh. (marr. 
Burnett, brother to the Laird of Camp- 
field) ; a daugh. (marr., as his second 
wife, William Forbes of Pitallachie). — 
[Spalding Miscell., iii., 131, 135 ; Black- 
hall's Narrat. ; Acts of Pari., vi. ii. 504, 
737, vii. App. 78; Lumsden's House of 
Forbes ; Henderson's Aberdeenshire Epi- 
taphs, 118.] 



78 



ABOYNE AND GLENTANAR 



[PEESB. OF 



1679 



THOMAS ROSS, adm. before 21st Oct. 
1651 ; died between 1675 and 15th 
April 1684. He marr. Margaret 
Farquhar, who survived him. 

LUDOVIC GORDON, educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1669) ; adm. before 14th Oct. 1679 ; 

died Oct. 1694, aged about 45. He marr. 

a daugh. of Thomas Burnett of Sauchen, 

min. of Kinairney, and had issue — Thomas, 

min. of Lonmay. 

[The parish vacant sis years.] 

JAMES DOUGLAS, called by the Presb. 
jure devoluto 16th Nov. 1699 ; ord. 
21st March 1700 ; trans, to Arbuth- 
nott 16th March 1715. 



1700 



1716 



GEORGE SHEPHERD, son of John 
S., Invermarkie, Glass ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1709) ; licen. by Presb. of Kincardine 
O'Neil 3rd June 1713; called by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 22nd Feb., and ord. 
29th March 1716; died 16th Dec. 1752. 
He marr. 15th Aug. 1717, Katherine (pre- 
deceased him), probably daugh. of Thomas 
Alexander, min. of Logie-Colstone, and 
had issue — John, preacher at Braemar and 
Fair Isle ; Isobel (marr. James Brown in 
Wester Coull) ; Joseph, deputy chaplain 
21st Foot, born 27th Aug. 1726 ; Elizabeth, 
born 13th March 1730 (marr. Francis 
Smith, slater, Aberdeen). 

WILLIAM FORSYTH of Greens, and 
Harthill, Keig, born 1707, son of 
Alexander F. of Pittodrie ; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1725-9 ; 
licen. by Presb. of Alford 17th July 1739 ; 
became missionary at Glenmuick ; pres. by 
Charles, Earl of Aboyne, June 1753 ; ord. 
19th June 1754 ; died 25th Aug. 1793. He 
marr. 29th Aug. 1765, Margaret (died 15th 
Dec. 1793, aged 60), daugh. of John Turner 
of Turnerhall, and had issue — William 
Osbert, born 14th June 1766; Margaret, 
born 17th Oct. 1767 (marr. Alexander 
Farquharson of Greens) ; Lieut. Henry 
George of Harthill, born 12th Nov. 1768 ; 
John Alexander, born 25th Feb. 1770, died 
in Jamaica, 20th Feb. 1800. 



1754 



1784 



1826 



THOMAS GORDON of Crathienaird, 
born 1743, eldest son of John G. of 
Crathienaird and Isobel Shepherd ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1761); licen. by Presb. of Kincardine 
ONeil 23rd April 1767; ord. missionary 
at Crathie 11th Jan. 1769 ; removed to 
Glenmuick ; pres. by Charles, Earl of 
Aboyne, in April, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 10th June 1784 ; died 13th Jan. 
1826. He marr. 23rd April 1781, Elizabeth 
(died 3rd Aug. 1830), daugh. of Robert 
Michie, min. of Cluny, and had issue — 
John, M.A. (Marischal College, 1799), born 
17th March 1782, went to Jamaica; Janet, 
born 23rd June 1785; Barbara, born 11th 
Jan. 1788, died 30th Aug. 1822 ; George 
of Buxburn, born 15th April 1791, died 
15th Dec. 1847 ; William, born 29th June 
1794, died 23rd Feb. 1800. — [Aberdeen 
Journal Notes and Queries, ii., 310-11 ; 
Scot. Notes and Queries, iv., 228.] 

ROBERT MILNE [or MILLER] of 
Kinchurdy, born 1780, son of John 
M. in Aboyne ; educated at Mari- 
schal College, Aberdeen; M.A. (31st March 
1801); became teacher in Fortrose Academy; 
licen. by Presb. of Chanonry 5th May 1807; 
ord. deputy chaplain at Fort George 23rd 
Jan. 1810; promoted chaplain 13th June 
1812 ; pres. by George, Earl of Aboyne, 
June, and adm. 27th Sept. 1826 ; assumed 
name of Miller in 1836; died at Kinchurdy, 
7th May 1853. He marr. 1st July 1823, 
Jane Gordon (died 12th April 1849), third 
daugh. of Colin Matheson of Bennetsfield, 
and had issue — John, born 6th April 1824 ; 
Colin Matheson of Kinchurdy, M.D., born 
22nd Jan. 1826, died 1895 ; Elizabeth 
Miller, born 8th Dec. 1827, died 2nd April 
1849; Andrew Michael Miller, born 18th 
Jan. 1830, massacred at Cawnpore, 1857; 
George Gordon, L.R.C.S.E., born 20th Oct. 
1832; Grace, died in infancy. Publication 
— Account of the Parish (New Stat. Ace., 
xii.). 

JAMES JENKINS, born Clockeasy, 

1848 Urquhart, 1803, son of John J., 

farmer ; educated at King's College, 

Aberdeen; M.A. (March 1822); was English 

master in Elgin Academy, 1828-48; licen. 



Kincardine o"neil] ABOYNE— GLENTANAR— BANCHORY-TERNAN 79 



by Presb. of Elgin ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 14th Dec. 1848 ; clerk of Presb., 
1850-8; died 3rd Dec. 1870. He marr. 
11th July 1833, Margaret (died 15th Oct. 
1891, aged 76), daugh. of John Shanks, 
baker, Elgin, and had issue — John, archi- 
tect and surveyor, Australia, born 21st 
May 1834 ; James Anderson, land surveyor, 
born 8th April 1836, killed by accident on 
Geodetic Survey at Richmond, Victoria, 
Australia, 21st Dec. 1892 ; Margaret, born 
23rd Nov. 1837, died 25th Feb. 1852; 
William Gordon, merchant, near Melbourne, 
born 5th April 1839 ; Helen, born 4th Dec. 
1840, died at Aberdeen, 30th Jan. 1907; 
Robert, ship captain, born 8th Dec. 1842, 
died at Sunderland, 1892 ; Anna, born 
3rd Jan., and died 10th May 1845 ; Anna 
Jane, born 30th June 1846, died 14th Oct. 
1867 ; George Gordon, C.E., Aberdeen, born 
21st Sept. 1848; Walter, born 8th Jan. 
1853, died 30th May 1872.— [Inscriptions 
in North-East of Scotland, 119 ; Aberdeen 
Free Press, 1st July 1913.] 



1861 



JAMES MACKENZIE, born Montrose, 
30th Nov. 1834, son of James M., 
tailor ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (1856); licen. by Presb. 
of Brechin 19th June 1860; assistant in 
this parish ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
31st Dec. 1861 ; clerk of Presb., 1863-1902 ; 
D.D. (Aberdeen, 25th Oct. 1895) ; res. 8th 
Oct. 1902 ; died at Elm Bank, West Cults, 
15th Oct. 1908. He marr. 18th May 1869, 
Elizabeth (died 8th Aug. 1896, aged 53), 
daugh. of Henry Ross, Wester Coull, Tar- 
land, and Jane Anderson, and had issue — 
Elizabeth Isabella, parish sister, born 28th 
May 1870 ; Isabella Forbes, born 26th Jan., 
and died 13th May 1872 ; James Hay, born 
21st Feb. 1873 ; Charles Gordon, min. of 
Methlick, born 16th June 1875. 

JAMES DUNCAN MACKENZIE, 

1902 b ° m Arders i er ' 22nd Feb. 1866 > 

fourth son of Alexander M., Alt- 
dearg, Evanton, Ross-shire, and Helen 
Ross ; educated at Ardersier, Kingussie, 
Raining's School, Inverness, and Univ. of 
Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of Abernethy 
April 1892; ord. 17th Dec. 1902. He 



marr. 14th June 1918, Helen Maud, younger 
daugh. of James Methven, Wemyss Park, 
Kirkcaldy. 



GLENTANAR. 

1567 JOHN ROSS, reader in 1567. 

HENRY MIDDLETON, reader 
1574 in 1574. 

1576 JAMES CUSHNIE, reader in 1576. 

1578 JOHN GUTHRIE, reader in 1578. 

GILBERT BROWN, reader in 1578 
1578 to 1580. 

WILLIAM BRUCE, reader or min. 
1615 26th May 1615 ; still in the charge 
in 1619. 

BANCHORY-TERNAN. 

[The church of this parish was dedicated 
to St Ternan. It belonged to the Abbey 
of Arbroath. A fair of St Ternan was 
held at Banchory.] 

JAMES REID, a younger son of James 
,__,_ R. of Pitfoddels ; min. in 1567, with 
Strachan also in the charge ; trans, 
to Colstone in 1573, but re-trans, from 
Birse ; pres. to the vicarage by James VI. 
2nd March 1582 ; adm. burgess of Aberdeen 
Oct. 1598 ; died before 16th July 1602. 
He "was a man of a notable head-piece 
for witte, and most of his children were 
men of extraordinary qualifications." He 
marr. Isabel Meldrum, who died in June 
1621, and had issue — -Robert, his suc- 
cessor; Thomas, M.A. (Marischal Col- 
lege, 1600), M.A. (Oxon, 1620), Latin 
secretary to James VI., metaphysician and 
Latin poet, founder of the first public 
reference library in Scotland, died 1624 ; 
Alexander, physician to Charles I., a pro- 
lific writer on medical subjects, whose 
writings were standard works till the end 
of the seventeenth century, died Oct. 1641 ; 
James; Peter; Adam, min. of Methlick; 
Catherine (marr. William Burnett, min. 
of Kinairney) ; Elspeth (marr. Alexander 



so 



BANCHORY-TERNAN 



[PRESB. OF 



Youngson, min. of Durris. — [Stewart's Life 
of Reid ; Tombst. ; Scots Mag., lxv. ; Inq. 
Reg. de Tut., 498, 499 ; Aberdeen Journal 
Notes and Queries, iii., 329 ; Scot. Notes 
and Queries, x., 73, for list of Alexander 
R.'s Works.] 

EOBERT REID, eldest son of pre- 
1602 ceding; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; MA. (1600) ; pres. to 
the vicarage by James VI. 16th July 1602 ; 
was one of those who constituted the 
General Assembly at Aberdeen, 2nd July 
1605, but who admitted, 13th Oct. that 
year, that it was unlawful till discussed in 
a future Assembly. He was a member of 
the Assembly in 1610 ; burgess of Aber- 
deen in 1624 ; subscribed the Covenant, 
though with considerable modification, 30th 
July 1638; was still min. 19th Oct. 1643. 
He marr. and had issue — John of Birnes, 
father of Robert, min. of this parish. — 
[Stewart's Life of Reid ; Calderwood's 
Hist., vi. 284, 440, vii. 105.] 

ALEXANDER CANT, son of Andrew 
if?46 ^"' m ^ D- °^ Aberdeen ; educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1636) ; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 26th 
Sept. 1639; adm. before 29th July 1646; 
was a member of the Commission of 
Assembly in 1648 ; named by Parliament, 
31st July 1649, one of the Commissioners 
for visiting the College of Aberdeen. 
Joined the Protesters in 1651 ; dep. on 
the establishment of Episcopacy at the 
Restoration ; ordered to appear before the 
Privy Council, 9th Dec. 1662, to answer 
for his seditious carriage ; died of scurvy 
at Aberdeen, 30th March 1665. He marr. 
Margaret, daugh. of Alexander Douglas of 
Downies (she survived him, and marr. (2) 
James Anderson of Westerton, Botriphnie), 
and had issue — Andrew, min. of Trinity 
Parish, Edinburgh, and subsequently a 
non-jurant bishop ; Isobel (marr. James 
Stuart, min. of Inveraven), and probably 
Margaret (marr. William Mitchell, min. of 
Dundee). — [Acts of Pari., vi., 509 ; Inq. 
Ret. Gen., 6303; Wodrow's Hist., i., 308; 
Orem's Old Aberdeen; Banff Sas., iii., 82; 
Scot. Notes and Queries, vii., 100.] 



ROBERT REID, son of John R. of 
1662 Birnes an d Margaret Paton, and 
grandson of Robert R., above 
mentioned ; educated at Marischal College, 
Aberdeen, 1651-5 ; was a member of the 
first Episcopal Synod at Aberdeen, 21st 
Oct. 1662 ; adm. a burgess of Aberdeen 
in 1668; died before 21st Sept. 1682. 
He marr. and had issue — Robert of Balna- 
kettle, served heir 21st Sept. 1682; Alex- 
ander; Thomas, grandfather of Thomas 
the metaphysician ; John ; Elspet (marr. 
Colonel John Farquharson of the Inverey 
family) ; Jean (marr. Robert Burnett, min. 
of this parish). — [Stewart's Life of Reid; 
Scots Mag., lxv. ; Inq. Ret. Kincardine, 
144 ; Reg. Sec. Sig., ii., 75 ; Reg. Mag. Sig., 
24th March 1664, xi., 577; Spalding Club 
Miscell., ii., 429.] 

ROBERT BURNETT, M.A. ; inst. 7th 

1682 ' Nov- 16S2 ' dep- before 6tl1 0ct 
1695 for non-jurancy ; was received 

into communion by a Committee of the 

General Assembly in 1698 [afterwards min. 

of Fintray]. 

MARTIN SCHANK, born 28th June 
1699 1670, son °f Henry S., bailie of 
Kinghorn, and Agnes Balfour ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (19th 
July 1690); became chaplain to Mrs Edmon- 
ston of Ednam ; licen. by Presb. of Kelso 
11th April 1693 ; ord. to Auchtertool 
20th Sept. 1694; trans, to Newhills 29th 
April 1697 ; called 9th April, trans, and 
adm. 12th July 1699 ; died 18th April 1747. 
He marr. 14th June 1697, Margaret, daugh. 
of Thomas Downie, merchant, Edinburgh, 
and had issue — Alexander of Castlerig, 
who left £100 to the poor of the parish ; 
Matthew, apprenticed to William Smith, 
merchant, Aberdeen, 22nd Sept. 1713. — 
[Aberdeen Tests ; Scot. Notes and Queries, 
xii., 40.] 

GEORGE CAMPBELL, M.A. ; pres. by 

174 „ Sir Thomas Burnett of Leys, Bart., 

Oct. 1747 ; ord. 2nd June 1748 ; 

trans, to Second Charge, Aberdeen, 23rd 

June 1757. 



KINCARDINE O^EIL] 



BANCHORY-TERNAN 



81 



FRANCIS DAUNEY, bom 1719 ; edu- 
11758 cated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen; M.A. (1737); licen. by Presb. 
of Garioch lOtb June 1742 ; ord. to Lum- 
phanan 8th June 1743 ; pres. by Sir 
Alexander Burnett of Leys, Bart., Nov. 
1757 ; trans, and adm. 6th July 1758 ; died 
2nd April 1800. He marr. 18th Nov. 1748, 
Margaret (died 9th Jan. 1790, aged 64), 
daugh. of Alexander Chalmers, min. of 
Marnoch, and had issue— Alexander, LL.D., 
advocate and sheriff-substitute, Aberdeen, 
born 20th Aug. 1749, died 14th July 1833 ; 
Barbara, born 30th Dec. 1750 (marr. 10th 
Dec. 1772, William Simpson, merchant, 
Aberdeen) ; Catherine born 17th Nov. 1752, 
died 7th June 1787 ; Francis, advocate and 
sheriff-substitute, Aberdeen, born 12th Dec. 
1754, died 28th April 1795 ; William, born 
30th Aug. 1756; Margaret, born 8th Aug. 
1763 (marr. 27th April 1784, John Shand, 
min. of Kintore) ; Mary, born 10th July 
1765, died 21st Jan. 1790; Isobel, born 8th 
Aug. 1767, died 17th Feb. 1768 ; Elizabeth, 
born 28th May 1769 ; John, born 3rd Nov. 
1772, died 10th May 1773. Publication- 
Account of the Parish, Sinclair's Stat. Ace, 
vii.). 

JAMES GREGORY, born 25th Sept. 
1746, son of George G., tenant of 
Wester Gallowtown, Dunnottar ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1766) ; became schoolmaster of 
Fetteresso ; ord. to Gilcomston Chapel 
5th Nov. 1778 ; pres. by Sir Robert Burnett 
of Leys, Bart., Sept. 1800 ; trans, and adm. 
26th March 1801 ; died 8th Sept. 1829. 
He marr. 28th May 1773, Ann (died 11th 
April 1837), daugh. of James Milne of 
Johnshaven, and had issue — Annabella, 
born 17th Dec. 1781 (marr. 24th Nov. 1803, 
David Buchanan, Montrose) ; George, born 
3rd April 1784, died at Aberdeen, 25th May 
1801; Catherine, born 26th March 1788 
(marr. 20th Aug. 1811, William Buchanan, 
advocate, Edinburgh), died 21st March 
1871; Elizabeth, died 4th Jan. 1828. 

WILLIAM ANDERSON, son of 

James A., draper, Peterhead, and 

Mary Lyon; educated at Marischal 

College, Aberdeen, 1816 - 19 ; licen. by 

VOL. VI. 



1801 



Presb. of Deer 30th April 1828 ; pres. by 
Sir Robert Burnett of Leys, Bart., Nov. 
1829; ord. 24th March 1830. Joined the 
Free Church in 1843 ; assisted Cosmo 
Innes in arranging Origines Parochiales 
Scotim, vol. i., when his health giving way 
he was obliged to leave the country, and 
was app. Professor of History and Morals 
in Government College, Agra ; LL.D. 
(Edinburgh, July 1855) ; returned home, 
lived for a time in London, and died at 
Edinburgh, 7th Dec. 1870. Publications— 
The Family of lona, and other poems, with 
interesting notes relating to the Colonisation 
and Early History of the Island (Edin- 
burgh, 1850); Account of the Parish (New 
Stat. Ace, xi.). 

JAMES SCOTT, ord. to St James' 
1843 Church, Alnwick, 1837 ; trans, and 
adm. 20th Sept. 1843; dep. 26th 
May 1846 ; died unmarr. 

GEORGE HUTCHISON, born Forres, 
1846 24th Aug. 1818, son of George H. ; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1840) ; ord. to Monzie 31st 
March 1845 ; trans, and adm. 12th Nov. 
1846; D.D. (Aberdeen, 5th March 1870); 
elected Moderator of General Assembly 
19th May 1887; died at London, 20th 
Nov. 1894. He marr. 4th Feb. 1847, Jane 
Stewart (died 11th Jan. 1884), third daugh. 
of George Wright, min. of Kingsbarns, and 
had issue — George Wright, M.D., born 14th 
Jan. 1848 ; John, born 23rd Feb. 1850, died 
at Singapore, 30th July 1891 ; Maxwell, 
min. of Kirkmahoe, born 11th Nov. 1853; 
Euphemia, born 11th May 1858; Anna 
Moncrieff, born 30th July 1862. Publica- 
tions — Knowledge, a lecture (Aberdeen, 
1863) ; A Competent Portion, a sermon 
(Aberdeen, 1886). 

JAMES HALL, born Ballater, 28th 
1894 April 1 85 9> son of James H., builder, 
and Jane Soutar ; educated at Univ. 
of Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
in 1892; ord. (assistant and successor) 6th 
Sept. 1894; died 14th Aug. 1920. He 
marr. 3rd July 1895, Christian, daugh. of 
George Jamieson, D.D., min. of Old Machar, 
and had issue — James Christian, M.B., 



82 



BANCHORY-TERNAN— BIKSE 



[PRESB. OF 



Ch.B., Bourne, Cambridge, born 18th June 
1896 ; George Jamieson, born 27th March 
1901. 



1921 



JOHN WILSON ANDERSON, born 
Schoolhouse, Foveran, 28th March 
1883, son of John A. and Elizabeth 
Wilson ; educated at M'Laren High School, 
Callander, and Univs. of Glasgow, M.A. 
(1906), and St Andrews, B.D. (1909); licen. 
by Presb. of Perth in 1909 ; assistant at 
West Parish, Aberdeen, and St Giles, 
Edinburgh ; ord. to Anstruther Easter 9th 
May 1912 ; trans, to South Parish, Aber- 
deen, 18th Feb. 1917 ; trans, and adm. 
19th Jan. 1921. Marr. 10th Aug. 1912, 
Jessie Murray, daugh. of James Farquhar, 
Aberdeen. 

BIRSE. 

[The church of Birse (anciently Brass) 
was dedicated to St Michael. The parish 
was a prebend of Aberdeen, and its incum- 
bent was chancellor of the diocese. There 
were within the bounds Wells of St Colm 
and St Michael] 

ARCHIBALD IRVINE, reader in 
1567 1567. 

ANDREW HOGG, reader from 1567 to 
1567 1574. 

ALEXANDER SETON, M.A., adm. 

7 chancellor, with consent of David, 

Bishop of Aberdeen, before 1567 ; 

died before 16th Nov. 1601.— [Echt-Forbes 

Charters, 216.] 

JAMES REID, removed from Colstone 

.,.„„ in 1576, with Strachan, Banchory- 

Ternan, and Dilmaik also in the 

charge ; removed to Banchory - Ternan 

about 1582. 

ROBERT LINDSAY, min. in 1586. 
Marr. Janet Farquhar. — [P. O. Beg., 
iv., 118-20, 466.] 

WALTER GORDON, mentioned as 
min. in succession to James Reid, in 
assignation of crop and year 1592. — 
Aberdeen Homings, vi., 110.] 



1593 



ALEXANDER IRVING, brother of 
William I. in Tullinturk ; min. in 
1593 ; pres. to the Chancellary by 
James VI. 16th Nov. 1601 ; still min. in 
1608. — [Aberdeen Sheriff-Court Records, 
ii., 60.] 

JOHN LESLIE, probably trans, from 
Tullich and adm. before 30th July 
1611 ; probably returned there. 

GEORGE SETON, M.A. (Marischal 
1614 College 1604); adm. chancellor 
before 14th April 1613— [Reg. Old 
Dec, i.] 

JOHN ROSE of Easter Clune, son of 

1618 J ames R-> m i n - °f Second Charge, 
Aberdeen ; educated at King's Col- 
lege, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1613) ; adm. before 
17th June 1618 ; suspended 7th July 1640 
for not subscribing the Covenant, but did 
so " with tears," about three or four weeks 
later, and was enjoined to preach several 
penitential sermons "disclaiming Episco- 
pacy, Perth Articles, the High Commission, 
Book of Canons, Common Prayers, and the 
like," which he did on 27th April 1641, 
when it is recorded that " this preaching 
was pleasantly heard, and he esteemed a 
good bairn, however he was before " ; de.p. 
in 1649 for his Royalist principles. He 
was fined at several times 5000 merks, 
imprisoned in Edinburgh Tolbooth nine 
months together, and forced to lend 4000 
merks on the public bonds to carry on 
the unnatural war. His house was fre- 
quently plundered by the Parliamentary 
army, so that he lost at least £20,000. 
He was reponed in 1661 on the recom- 
mendation of John, Earl of Middleton, he 
having been " most unjustlie thrust out for 
his loyal tie and fidelitie to His Majestie's 
interest " ; re-adm. before 16th April 1661 ; 
allowed £200 by Parliament 21st June 
that year, on account of his sufferings, but 
did not enjoy his place above six months, 
and died in 1661. He marr. (1) 1621, Jean 
Troup of Balnacraig : (2) Elizabeth Wood 
(who survived him, and marr. (2) Patrick 
Coutts of Balgreen), and had issue — Alex- 
ander, min. of Monymusk ; Arthur, Arch- 
bishop of Glasgow and St Andrews ; 



KINCARDINE O'NEIL] 



BIRSE 



83 



Captain James ; Marjorie (marr. William 
Douglas of Blackmiln, min. of Aboyne). — 
[Spalding Miscell., iii., 130 ; Acts of Pari., 
vii., 281, App. 78, 79, 88 ; Family of 
Kilravock; Aberdeen Sas., ix., 265; G. R. 
Inhib., 21st Feb. 1677.] 

JOHN YOUNG, adm. to Keig before 
1651 21st Nov. 1638, when he was a 
member of Assembly ; app. by 
Parliament, 31st July 1649, a commissioner 
for visiting the College of Aberdeen ; trans, 
and adm. before 22nd Oct. 1651. Joined the 
Protesters ; dep. after 16th April 1660 for 
treasonable speeches, and was among the 
first deprived after the Restoration ; died 
at Miltonbank, 18th, and was buried in 
Forbes of Craigievar's aisle at Leochel, 
24th Oct. 1671. He marr. Elizabeth Fergu- 
son, who survived him for forty years, and 
had issue — Alexander, served heir 1st June 
1681 ; Francis ; and three others. — [Acts of 
Pari., vii., 281, App. 79 ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 
6299 ; Aberdeen Sas., iii., 259 ; G. R. Hom- 
ings, 26th Sept. 1685.] 

1661 JOHN ROSE, above mentioned. 

ALEXANDER STRACHAN of the 
1668 Tillifroskie family; educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(1651) ; schoolmaster in Aberdeen ; adm. 
before 27th Oct. 1663; died 20th June 
1664. He marr. Jean, daugh. of Robert 
Baron, D.D., Bishop of Orkney. She 
received 600 merks in 1668 from fines 
imposed for Church affairs by order of the 
archbishops and certain bishops for supply 
for her and three fatherless children, one of 
whom was born 19th June 1664. — [P. C. 
Reg., 3rd ser., viii., 493 ; Scot. Notes and 
Queries, vii., 84 ; Chambers's Domestic 
Annals, ii., 452.] 

JOHN KEITH, trans, from Echt and 
adm. before 14th Oct. 1666 ; trans, 
to Old Machar in 1684. 



1666 



1685 



DAVID OGILVIE of Peattie, son of 
David O., portioner of Peattie, and 
Margaret Hallyburton ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (24th July 
1669); became schoolmaster of Inverkeillor; 
passed trials before Presb. of Arbroath, 



and was recommended for licence 19th 
March 1674 ; was a deacon at Kirriemuir, 
became chaplain to George, Bishop of 
Brechin, 1680 ; was catechist at Old 
Machar ; ord. (at Kettins) 4th Jan. 1685 ; 
served the charge of Arbroath from Dec. 
1690, and on 4th Aug. 1692 was allowed 
the stipend thereof for a year and a half ; 
deprived by Privy Council as a non-jurant 
in 1697 ; resided at Kirktown of Kettins 
17th March 1709; died Dec. 1714, aged 
about 65. He marr. Beatrix Cabell, who 
survived him, and had issue — David ; 
George; Elizabeth (marr. George Robert- 
son, writer, Edinburgh) ; Margaret. — 
[Kettins, Neivtyle, and Glenmuick Sess. ; 
Aberdeenshire Poll-Book, i., 88; Index to 
Services ; G. R. Sas., clxxxiv., 338 ; Forfar 
Sas., xiii., 75 ; P. C. Acta.~\ 

JOHN HOWE, son of James H., 
,___ merchant, Cullen ; adm. a deacon 
under Episcopacy ; licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen 17th Oct. 1694; called 19th 
Dec. 1697; ord. 30th March 1698; died 
between 28th May and 4th June 1707. He 
marr. and had issue — Alexander, min. of 
Tarves ; James, min. of Newhills. — [P. R. 
Sas. Banff, vi., 402.] 

ALEXANDER DEANS, M.A. (Mari- 
1708 schal College 1694); called 13th 
July, and ord. 23rd Sept. 1708 ; died 
Oct. 1725. He marr. Elizabeth Robertson, 
who died 4th Nov. 1749, and had issue — 
John ; Robert, min. of Crailing ; Margaret, 
residenter in Dundee, died before 10th Dec. 
1770. — [Aberdeen and Brechin Tests.} 

ALEXANDER GARDEN, born 1681, 
1172 „ son of John G. of Midstrath, in the 
parish, and Catherine Farquharson ; 
educated at King's College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (2nd May 1706) ; ord. to Kinairney 
28th Dec. 1720 ; called by the Presb. jure 
devoluto 24th Aug., trans, and adm. 12th 
Oct. 1726 ; died 5th Feb. 1778. He was a 
well-known violinist and composed the 
tune " Jenny dang the Weaver." He marr. 
(1) (name not recorded) and had issue — 
Alexander, M.D., a distinguished physician 
and naturalist at Charlestown, South Caro- 
lina ; Hugh, merchant, Huntly, born 13th 



84 



BIRSE 



[PKESB. OF 



Nov. 1731 ; Elizabeth : (2) 9th June 1743, 
Elizabeth Nicolson, who died 13th Dec. 
1758, and had issue — Margaret, born 24th 
Dec. 1744; Francis, born 1st Sept. 1746; 
Ann, born 1st May 1749 ; John, saddler, 
London, founder of the firm of Garden & 
Co., accoutrement makers, Piccadilly, born 
2nd June 1753 ; Thomas, born 3rd Sept. 
1755 : (3) 31st Aug. 1759, Janet Eobertson, 
and had issue — George, born 13th Dec. 
1761.— [Dinnie's Parish of Birse, 54, 110; 
Tombst.] 

GEOEGE JOSEPH KNOWLES, born 
.„_„ 1750; educated at Marischal College, 
Aberdeen, 1763-7 ; licen. by Presb. 
of Ellon 18th Sept. 1771 ; pres. by George 
III. 27th Feb., and ord. 29th July 1778; 
died suddenly while visiting Balnacraig 
on business, 29th March 1789. He was a 
good musician, and composed the Psalm 
tune originally known as "Birse" and after- 
wards as "Balfour" and "St Stephen." 
He niarr. 9th June 1778, Martha (died at 
Peterhead 26th April 1820), daugh. of 
Alexander Farquharson of Balfour, Birse, 
and had issue — Alexander, born 17th Sept. 
1779; Margaret, born 6th May 1781, died 
5th June 1846 ; John, born 29th Dec. 1782 ; 
Francis, born 4th Feb. 1785 ; William, born 
29th June 1786; Charles Douglas, born 
1st June 1788. Publication — " A Poem in 
three Parts " (Scots Mag., lxxvii., 1815). — 
[Dinnie's Birse, 57.] 

JOSEPH SMITH, born Cromar, 1750, 
._-„ son of John S., Tarland ; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
M. A. (1771) ; licen. by Presb. of Kincardine 
O'Neil 18th Sept. 1776 ; schoolmaster of 
Aboyne for ten years ; pres. by George III. 
1st May 1789. [It is said that he received 
the presentation when busy in school, and 
that he gave vent to his joy by giving three 
cheers, and exclaiming, " Hurrah, minister 
o' Birse, wi' ten years' fordle ! " (i.e., stock 
of sermons on hand)] ; ord. 2nd Sept. same 
year ; died 7th Sept. 1831. He was some- 
what eccentric, and many stories are told of 
his sayings in the vernacular in and out 
of the pulpit. He marr. 2nd July 1795, 
Barbara Keid, who died 12th Dec. 1825, 
aged 66, and had issue— Helen, born 8th 



May 1797, died 11th May 1855; Barbara 
(twin), born 8th Slay 1797, died at Aberdeen, 
29th April 1870; Catherine, born 22nd 
April 1799, died 6th Oct. 1885 ; George, 
successor in the parish ; Joseph, merchant, 
Paris and London, born 27th June 1803, 
died 21st Feb. 1823; Margaret, born 1st 
March 1805, died 12th Nov. 1822. Publi- 
cation—Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, ix.). — [Dinnie's Anecdotes of the 
late Rev. Joseph Smith (Aberdeen, 1882) ; 
Jervise's Epitaphs, ii., 46.] 

GEOEGE SMITH, born 28th Feb. 
._„. 1801, son of preceding; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (3rd April 1819); licen. by Presb. 
of Kincardine O'Neil 28th Jan. 1824 ; 
pres. by George IV. in June, and ord. 
(assistant and successor) 2nd Sept. that 
year; died at Ballater 26th Oct. 1863. 
He marr. 1st June 1849, Jane Anne (marr. 
(2) 3rd July 1866), fourth daugh. of John 
Guthrie, banker, Brechin. Publications — 
Difficulties about the "Protest" of the 
Claim of the Free Church to Spiritual 
Independence (Edinburgh, 1844), enlarged 
under the title Truth as Revealed, or 
Voluntary and Free Churchism opposed 
to the Word of God (Edinburgh, 1846) ; 
Account of the Parish (ifew Stat. Ace, xii.). 

CHAELES DUNN, born Westside, 
. e4 Leochel-Cushnie, 1836, son of James 
D., farmer, Lumphanan, and Jessie 
Petrie ; educated at Lumphanan School, 
Grammar School, Aberdeen, and Marischal 
College ; M.A. (1856) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Alford in 1862 ; schoolmaster at Alford ; 
pres. by Queen Victoria 2nd Feb., and 
ord. 9th June 1864 ; was a member of 
various educational authorities ; chaplain to 
5th Gordon Highlanders (V-D.) ; D.D. 
(Aberdeen 1903); died at Aberdeen, 24th 
Sept. 1908, and buried there. He marr. 
23rd April 1891, Annie Lamb Campbell, 
eldest daugh. of William Leslie Thomson, 
Aberdeen, and Catherine, daugh. of David 
Chalmers of Westburn, editor and pro- 
prietor of the Aberdeen Journal. She 
survived him and marr. (2) 9th Sept. 1913, 
Thomas Collins, min. of the South U.F. 
Church, Bonhill. 



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BIRSE— BRAEMAR 



85 



ALEXANDEK WATERS, born Wick, 
lg06 19th Dec. 1864, son of Alexander W., 
chemist, and Jessie Sandison ; edu- 
cated at Pulteneytown Academy, George 
Watson's College, Edinburgh, and Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1886), B.D. (1891) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh May 1891 ; 
assistant at Hutton and St Mary's, Dum- 
fries ; ord. (assistant and successor) 26th 
April 1906; died 12th Aug. 1923. He 
marr. 1st June 1910, Isabella Jane, daugh. 
of Andrew Garland of Beechwood, Arbroath, 
and had issue — Alexander James Garland 
(only child), born 24th March 1912. 

JOHN PATON MURRAY, born 28th 
1923 Sept. 1898 > son °f J am es M., D.D., 
missionary to Jews at Smyrna, and 
Elizabeth Emma Kirtland ; educated at 
Mission School, Smyrna, Bobert Gordon's 
College, and Univ. of Aberdeen; M.A. 
(1919) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen June 
1921 ; assistant at Gilcomston and John 
Knox's, Aberdeen, 1921 ; ord. 21st Nov. 
1923. Marr. 3rd July 1924, Jessie Fraser, 
M.A., daugh. of Alexander M'Lean, Aber- 
deen. Publications — Contributions to Aber- 
deen Daily Journal. 



BRAEMAR, of old KIN- 
DROCHET {Q.S.). 

[The parishes of Braemar and Crathie 
were united early in the seventeenth 
century. The church of Kindrochet in 
Braemar was dedicated to St Andrew. It 
belonged to the Priory of Monymusk. 
From 1725, a missionary on the Royal 
Bounty conducted services here. The 
parish of Braemar was disjoined quoad 
sacra from Crathie on 17th March 1879.] 

JAMES HANYE [or HANLY], reader 
1567 from 1567 to 1585. 

ALEXANDER WATSON, reader from 
1586 1586 to 1601. 

JAMES LEASE, trans, from Colstone 
1607 before 1607, with that parish also 
in charge ; trans, to Cushnie in 
1607 or 1608. 



JOHN ROSS, trans, from Lumphanan, 
1608 with Aboyne also in the charge. 

ALEXANDER FERGUSON, min. in 
1622 1622 ; trans, to Crathie in 1626. 

ANDREW SMYTH [afterwards of 
1725 Dunning.] 

JOHN BEATON [afterwards of Glen- 

1727 shiel.] 

CHARLES BOG, missionary at Braemar, 

1728 Olenmuick, Tulloch and Glengairn, 
and after 1739 at Tulloch and Glen- 
gairn. 

JAMES DUNBAR, app. in 1739, but 

1739 having no Gaelic he was recalled. 

WILLIAM MACKENZIE, app. in 1740 ; 

1740 or< * - lst ^ ov- 1744 j trans, to Glen- 
muick 5th May 1748. 

MURDOCH M'LENNAN, ord. 19th 
Oct. 1748 ; trans, to Crathie 11th 



1748 



May 1749. 



JAMES GRANT, ord. 14th Aug. 1751 ; 
1751 trans, to Inveraven 23rd Nov. 1752. 

JOHN SHEPHERD, son of George S., 
1?53 min. of Aboyne; removed to Fair 
Isle in 1758. 

CHARLES GORDON, ord. 19th Sept. 
17 _. 1764; removed to Glenmuick [after- 
wards min. of Cortachy.] 

THOMAS GORDON, ord. 11th Jan. 
176 _ 1769 ; adm. to Aboyne 10th June 
1784. 

ROBERT LEITH, ord. 10th July 1782 ; 
1782 trans, to Towie 30th July 1795. 

1796 JAMES M'LAREN, app. in 1796. 

ALEXANDER MACNEIL, ord. 6th May 
18 „ 1807 ; trans, to St Andrews, Dundee, 
6th Dec. 1809. 

WILLIAM GRANT, ord. by Presb. of 
Abernethy 21st June 1810 as mission- 
ary here ; trans, to Kirkmichael 30th 
July 1817. 

PETER DRUMMOND, ord. 25th Nov. 
1819; trans, to Kirkmichael in 
Strathardle, 15th April 1830. 



86 



BRAEMAR— CLUNY 



[PRESB. OF 



ARCHIBALD ANDERSON, ord. 2nd 
1832 May 1832; trans, to Crathie 6th 
Aug. 1842. 

FARQUHAR MACRAE, born Camus- 
1842 l un i e > Pintail, 25th Nov. 1805, son 
of Farquhar M. and Mary Macrae ; 
educated at Kintail School, Grammar 
School, and King's College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1823) ; schoolmaster of Lochcarron, 
1825-33 ; licen. by Presb. of Lochcarron 
in 1829 ; ord. Royal Bounty Missionary at 
Boisdale, South Uist, in 1833 ; app. in 
1842. Joined the Free Church in 1843 
min. of Free Church, Braemar, 1843-5 
min. of Free Church, Knockbain, 1849-82 
died at Nairn, 20th Dec. 1882. He marr. 
1859, Anne Murray, and had issue — Francis 
Farquharson. — [Hist, of Clan Macrae, 131.] 

HENRY MITCHELL, M.A. ; app. in 

1844 1843 > 0r< ^' "* 1 ® 44 > trans - t0 ^Io Q - 
quhitter 9th Sept. 1857. 

ARCHIBALD BROWN, ord. 6th July 
1858 ; trans, to Legerwood 31st 
March 1859 ; died at Edinburgh 2nd 
Dec. 1918. 

WALTER WADDELL, ord. 8th June 
1859 ; trans, to Borthwick 16th 



1858 



1859 



March 1860. 



JAMES MORRISON CROMBIE, born 
laeo about 1830, son of John O, ship- 
master, Aberdeen ; educated at 
Marischal College, 1847-9 ; ord. 10th July 
1860 ; dem. in 1862 ; adm. min. of Swallow 
Street Church, London, Nov. 1869 ; was 
F.L.S., D.D. orLL.D. ; died 12th May 1906. 
Publications — Braemar : its Topography 
and Natural History (Aberdeen, 1861 ; 
new edition, as Braemar and Balmoral : 
a Guide to the Deeside Highlands, Aber- 
deen, 1875 and 1887) ; Lichenes Britannicoe 
(London, 1870). 

WILLIAM MASSON, who had been 
186 „ min. at Russeltown Flats, Canada ; 
app. in 1863 ; adm. to Culsalmond 
26th Aug. 1864. 

WILLIAM SCOTT, born Rothesay, 

lg6 about 1828, eldest son of James S., 

a farmer in Peeblesshire ; educated 

at Univ. of Glasgow ; B.A. (1848) ; app. 



in 1866; res. 25th July 1871, and be- 
came a farmer at Red Deer, Alberta, 
Canada. 

ARCHIBALD BOWMAN, ord. 1st May 
1872 1872 ; trans, to Forglen ISth Dec. 1873. 

WILLIAM GORDON, born 1834, son 

of William G., schoolmaster, and 
Elizabeth Grant ; schoolmaster at 
Birnie ; missionary at Lagganallachie ; ord. 
6th Aug. 1874 ; adm. first min. of this parish 
29th March 1879 ; died 11th Oct. 1906. He 
marr. 21st July 1881, Anna Maria (died 24th 
Feb. 1919), daugh. of George Gordon, D.D., 
min. of Birnie. 



1874 



1907 



ALEXANDER CHRISTIAN 
WILLIAM SAUNDERS, born 12th 
April 1S69, son of Alexander Reid 
S., min. of Lerwick, and Christian, 
daugh. of William Merrylees, Lerwick ; 
educated at Anderson Institute, Lerwick, 
and Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1889), 
B.D. (1892); licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
15th May 1891 ; assistant at St Michael's, 
Dumfries, St Andrews, St Columba's, 
London, and Ayr ; ord. by Presb. of St 
Andrews to St Andrew's Church, Cairo, 
12th April 1903; res. in 1905; adm. to 
this parish 10th April 1907. Marr. 2nd 
June 1909, Isabella Mackie (died 29th 
March 1911), daugh. of Thomas Duncan 
Cunningham, The Mount, Cupar-Fife, and 
Isabella Todd Hepburn, and widow of James 
Russell of Kingsleith. 



CLUNY. 

[The church of Cluny was dedicated to 
St Machar. Part of the parish of Kin- 
airny was annexed to Cluny on 6th Feb. 
1 740, and part to Midmar.] 

1567 JAMES CURRIE, reader in 1567. 

JOHN STRACHAN, reader from 1567 
1567 to 1580. 

[ ROBERTSON, of a family origin- 
ally from Atholl who settled in the district, 
is stated in Michie's Account of the Parish 
to have been a member of the first General 
Assembly at Edinburgh]. — [Antiq. of Aber- 
deen and Banff, ii.] 



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CLUNY 



87 



1623 



JOHN ROSE, son of Henry R. of 
1607 Larochmoir and Beatrice Skene; 
adm. before 23rd Oct. 1607; died 
before 7th June 1623. He marr. Isabel 
Roche (who survived him, and marr. (2) 
John Lumsden of Tillicarne), and had 
issue — Alexander, min. of Insch ; John ; 
Francis. — [Aberdeen Sas. Sec. Reg., vii., 
311, 312 ; Reg. of Deeds, cccelxxxvii., 285 ; 
Aberdeen Burgh Sas., xxxviii., 226; Aber- 
deen Sheriff-Court Book, ii., 158 ; Temple's 
Fermartyn, 557 ; Aberdeen Sas., iv., 321.] 

ALEXANDER ROBERTSON, studied 
at Marischal College 1619-23 ; adm. 
before 7th June 1623 ; was a member 
of the General Assembly in 1638 ; referred 
by the Assembly, 13th Feb. 1645, to the 
Presb., and by the Assembly, 18th June 
1646, to the Commission for Visiting 
the Univ. of Aberdeen; falling under 
censure he petitioned the Synod, 22nd 
Oct. 1652, to have the censure removed 
and was again referred to the Presb., who, 
18th April 1653, reported he had been in- 
hibited from preaching by it. He was alive 
24th Dec. 1659, when his wife, Margaret 
Laing, is also mentioned. — [Spalding 
MiscelL; P. R. Sas. Aberdeen, iv. 101, 
vi. 485 ; Gluny Writs.] 

ANDREW SKENE, M.A. ; adm. 

between 18th April and 17th Oct. 

1654 ; elected as second min. to a 
charge in Edinburgh, 29th April 1663, but 
declined to accept; trans, to Turriff 2nd 
May 1664. 

JAMES ROSS, educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1660); 
adm. before 25th April 1671 ; still 
min. 20th April 1680. 

JOHN ORD, born Cullen, Banffshire, 
about 1644; educated at King's 
1685 College, Aberdeen; M.A. (13th 
July 1668); was servitor to Earl of Find- 
later in 1676 ; licen. by Presb. of Fordyce 
7th March 1677; adm. before 1st March 
1685; died in 1700. He marr. and had issue — 
Robert, died before 1709; Katherine (marr., 
cont. 8th Nov. 1709, William, second son of 
William Ord of Findochtie). — [Aberdeen- 
shire Poll-Book, i., 230 ; Banff Sas., v. 346.] 



1654 



1702 



JAMES ANDERSON, born about 1675; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1687) ; called 3rd Sept. 
1701 ; ord. 17th Feb. 1702 ; died between 
10th Dec. 1707 and 7th Jan. 1708. He 
marr. 16th April 1702, Marjory, eldest 
daugh. of William Burnet, min. of Midmar. 



GEORGE JOHNSTON, called 6th Dec. 
1709 ; ord. 15th March 1710 ; trans. 



1710 



to Skene 13th Dec. 1716. 



JOHN BURNETT, born 1696, third 
son of Robert B. of Sauchen, min. 
of Fintray ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (6th May 1712) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Kincardine O'Neil 2nd 
July, and called by them jure devoluto 23rd 
Oct. 1718; ord. 20th Jan. 1719; died 
between 4th and 20th Nov. 1741. He 
marr. Agnes (died 24th Feb. 1785), daugh. 
of George Skene, min. of Kinkell, and had 
issue — Charles ; George ; Robert ; Francis ; 
Andrew ; Alexander, min. of Careston ; 
John; Jean; Mary; Margaret; Catherine; 
Agnes ; one of his daughs. marr. John 
Lunan, glazier, Aberdeen. — [AberdeenTests., 
15th Oct. 1791 ; Burnetts of Leys, 65.] 



1743 



ROBERT MICHIE, born 1718, son of 
John M. in Towie ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1731-5; 
licen. by a dissenting Presb. at Dublin ; 
adm. a probationer by Presb of Alford 
16th July 1740; pres. by Sir William 
Gordon of Park May 1742 ; ord. 29th June 
1743; died 15th June 1794. He marr. 9th 
Jan. 1753, Janet Irving (died 9th April 
1790, aged 75), widow of James Adamson, 
min. of Ordiquhill, and had issue — Barbara, 
born 11th May 1755 (marr. 1st Oct. 1781, 
William M'Kenzie, chaplain 78th Foot) ; 
Elizabeth, born 25th Oct. 1759 (marr. 
Thomas Gordon of Crathienaird, min. of 
Aboyne). Publication — Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, x.). — [Tombst] 



1795 



ALEXANDER MEARNS, born 22nd 
May 1745, son of Alexander M., 
min. of Insch; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1762); adm. to 
College Chapel-of-Ease, Aberdeen, 1771 ; 
trans, to Towie 18th Sept. 1777; pres. by 



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Miss Fraser of Inverallochy Nov. 1794 ; 
trans, and adm. 10th June 1795 ; died 23rd 
April 1820. He marr. 29th Dec. 1777, Ann 
(died at Aberdeen, 6th July 1823, aged 85), 
daugh of James Morison of Elsick, Lord 
Provost of Aberdeen, and widow of John 
Farquhar, min. of Nigg, and had issue — 
Duncan, D.D., min. of Tarves, and Pro- 
fessor of Divinity in King's College (q.v.), 
born 28th Aug. 1779 ; Isobel Ann, born 
6th July 1783, died 7th July 1868. Publi- 
cation — Account of Towie (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, iv.). — [Tombst.] 

[GEORGE MITCHELL, M.A. (King's 
College, 7th Nov. 1795); for thirty-one 
years schoolmaster of Cluny, was also 
assistant in this parish, discharging many 
of the pastoral duties. He died in 1822, 
aged 58.] 



1822 



JOHN FRASER, born Kintore, 1784, 
son of Bailie F. ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (30th March 
1801) ; became schoolmaster of Inverurie 
17th March 1802, and of Premnay 22nd 
Oct. 1803 ; licen. by Presb. of Garioch 
30th Nov. 1808; ord. by them assistant 
at Meldrum 30th March 1814; pres. by 
George rV. 23rd June 1820 (a presentation 
was also lodged by Colonel John Gordon 
of Cluny 19th July that year in favour 
of Robert Urquhart, but the Lords of 
Council and Session decided, 13th Nov. 
1821, in favour of Fraser) ; adm. 2nd May 
1822 ; died unniarr. 21st May 1850. Publi- 
cation [jointly with Donald Campbell] — 
Account of the Parish (New Stat. Ace, 
xii.). — [Tombst.] 

DONALD CAMPBELL, born Fort 
1841 George, 1800, son of John C, shoe- 
maker, and Mary Munro ; educated 
at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1858) ; 
ord. (assistant and successor) in 1841. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of 
Free Church, Ballater, 1843-78 ; died 22nd 
Sept. 1878. 

WJJLLIAM POLSON, ord. (assistant 
184g and successor) in 1849 ; trans, to 
Wemyss 5th Sept. 1850. 



ALEXANDER RAMAGE, born 1814, 
son of John R., optician, Aberdeen 
[who had considerable distinction as 
a constructor of telescopes] ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1830) ; 
ord. 21st Nov. 1850 ; died 20th Sept. 1S65. 
He marr. 6th Sept. 1853, Eliza Stuart (died 
10th Sept. 1880, aged 46), daugh. of George 
Inglis, wholesale provision merchant, and 
Agnes Riddoch, and had issue — Alexander, 
born 15th June 1854 ; Thomas William, 
born 15th March 1856; Eliza Agnes, born 
27th March 1858, died 5th Jan. 1869 ; John 
Charles, born 6th Jan. 1862 ; George Angus, 
born 19th Feb. 1865. 

JOHN WEBSTER, bom Forglen, 12th 
18(?6 ^ arc h 1S33, son of Peter W., farmer, 
and Mary Stevenson ; educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (March 
1853) ; schoolmaster of Rothiemay, 1856-62; 
licen. by Presb. of Strathbogie 3rd May 
1861 ; ord. to Buckie 24th April 1862 ; 
pres. by Colonel Thomas Fraser of Castle 
Fraser; trans, and adm. 8th Feb. 1S66; 
died 2Sth June 1885. He marr. 23rd Aug. 
1876, Alexandrina, daugh. of John Hay, 
farmer, and Margaret Barbara Yolum, and 
had issue — Margaret Volum, born 29th 
Sept. 1877, died 22nd June 1884 ; Jemima 
Mary, born 19th Feb. 1879; Joan Hay, 
born 11th Dec. 1880 ; John, M.C., major 
R.F.A., born 20th July 1883; Christina 
Barbara Volum, born 14th Nov. 1884. 



1885 



GEORGE FERRIES, born Birse, 4th 
Jan. 1852, son of Duncan F. and 
Elizabeth Duncan ; educated at 
Birse and Aboyne Schools, and Univs. of 
Aberdeen, M.A. (1871), Edinburgh, B.D. 
(1878), Berlin, and Leipzig ; teacher of 
classics, Stirling High School, and assist- 
ant Professor of Humanity, Aberdeen ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh Oct. 1879 ; 
ord. 9th Dec. 1885 ; D.D. (Aberdeen, 30th 
March 1895); res. 15th June 1923. Marr. 
11th June 1889, Mary Leith, daugh. of 
Edward Lumsden, min. of Midmar. Pub- 
lications — The Truth of the Christian 
Religion (a translation from the German 
of Prof. Kaftan, Berlin), 2 vols. (Edin- 
burgh, 1894); The Growth of Christian 



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89 



Faith (Edinburgh, 1905). Joint-translator 
[with Prof. John Dickie, D.D.] of Theodor 
von Haering's The Christian Faith : A 
System of Dogmatics, 2 vols. (London, 
1913). 

JOHN ALEXANDER MACK AY, born 
1923 Greenock, 17th Oct. 1895, son of 
Alexander M. and Euphemia Beaton; 
educated at High School and Academy, 
Greenock, and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1920); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 16th 
Dec. 1922 ; assistant at Springburn, Glas- 
gow; ord. 3rd Oct. 1923. Marr. 1st Nov. 
1923, Isabel, daugh. of Kenneth Smith, min. 
of Kilmeny, Islay. 



COULL. 

[The church of Coull was dedicated to 
St Brioch. It belonged to the Abbey 
of Arbroath. A fair of St Brioch was 
held at Coull. The Corse portion of the 
parish was annexed to Leochel about 
1621.] 

1567 GEORGE LAWSON, reader. 

' 1574 WILLIAM BRUCE, reader. 

1574 JAMES REID, vicar in 1574. 

JAMES DUFF, min. in 1576, with 
15 „„ Colstone, Peterculter, Migvie, Tar- 
land, and Logymar also in charge ; 
trans, to Kinnore about 1580. 

ROBERT LINDSAY, min. of Cushnie 
1S85 in 1579 ; trans, and adm. before 
1585 ; still min. in 1608. 

ANDREW GRAY, educated at King's 
1624 Colle S e > Aberdeen; M.A. (1617); 
licen. 1620; adm. before 15th July 
1624 ; was charged before Synod with 
having baptised children in the parish of 
Leochel without a testimonial from the 
minister there, and was ordered, 20th Oct. 
1652, " not to medle with the exerceiss of 
any other minister his charge, as he will 
be anserable"; still min. 16th April 1667; 
died before 19th March 1670. He was of 



small stature as shown in his character, 
given in an epitaph said to be written by 
the first Earl of Aboyne : — 

"... little Mr Andrew Gray ; 
Though voyd of witt, yet full of yeires. 
To point him forth requyres some skill, 
He knew so little good or ill. 
He had a church without a roof, 
A conscience that was cannon proof; 
He was Prelatick first, and then 
Became a Presbyterian. 
Episcopall once more he turn'd 
And yet for neither would be burn'd, 
Of whom I have no more to say, 
But fiftie years he preach'd and dy'd." 

He marr. and had issue — John, assistant 
to his father ; James, admitted burgess 
of Aberdeen 25th Oct. 1654.— [Aberdeen 
Sheriff'- Court Books, ii., 277 ; Jervise's 
Epitaphs, ii., 415.] 

JAMES GORDON, born about 1645; 
1&J1 educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (30th April 1663) ; ord. 
by Bishop of Moray; elected to Glass 
before 3rd April 1666. He was engaged 
to marry a sister of the minister of Moville 
in Ireland, but eloped with Helen, daugh. 
of John Gordon of Cairnborrow, and went 
to Londonderry. For this he was sum- 
moned on 1st Oct. 1667 by the Synod of 
Moray, but did not appear. He was adm. 
by Bishop Mossom to preach at Clon- 
dermot Chapel, but was dep. by the 
Synod of Moray and excommunicated 7th 
April 1668. He returned to Scotland, and 
petitioned the Synod for relaxation of 
its sentence. On 6th May he appeared 
and confessed his fault with tears, and 
owned that he was married before witnesses 
to Helen Gordon. The Synod ordered 
them to separate, and G. to appear in sack- 
cloth in the kirks of Strathbogie Presb. 
except Grange, and on 5th April 1670 
he was declared for ever incapable of 
holding office within the Synod of Moray. 
He removed to the Synod of Aberdeen, 
and was adm. to this parish before 26th 
April 1671, He eloped with his house- 
keeper, and was dep. 23rd April 1674, for 
swearing, drinking, striking, and denying 
his own subscription. He was imprisoned 
at Aberdeen for debt 7th Oct. that year, 



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[PEESB. OF 



but liberated on 31st of that month. He 
retired to the Cabrach, where he took the 
farm of Soccoth, and married and baptised 
irregularly in defiance of the Presb. of 
Alford. After repeated citations, he 
appeared before that Presb., 10th April 
1678, and denied these charges, which 
were referred to the bishop and Synod 
for advice, but nothing further apparently 
was done. On 9th April 1679, he was 
again charged with exercising ministerial 
functions in the parish of Cabrach, which 
he denied. On 12th Nov. that year it 
was stated Mrs Gordon was lately dead. 
After much contumacy on his part it is 
reported on 5th Jan. 1681 that the Lesser 
Excommunication had been pronounced, 
that G. had celebrated a marriage and had 
confessed immorality with his servant 
Sievwright. He thereupon leaving the 
district, went to London, where he failed 
to get employment though recommended 
by Bishop Paterson of Edinburgh. He then 
proceeded to Ireland and began services 
in a deserted Presbyterian meeting-house 
at Bovevagh, Londonderry, Sept. 1681. 
There he turned a spy upon the Pres- 
byterians and entered the pay of the 
Government. The authorities discover- 
ing his true character, the Duke of 
Ormonde wrote to the Archbishop, 3rd 
Feb. 1683, " that I cannot imagine any 
sort of use can be made of him, but 
that he be left to his vagabond course 
of life till it brings him to the natural 
end it leads to." He afterwards re- 
turned to Scotland, and was adm. to 
Cardross (q.v.) 29th July 1690, and died 
16th May 1693.— [Article by J. M. Bulloch, 
LL.D., in Aberdeen Journal Notes and 
Queries, iv., 172 ; Duke of Ormonde MSS. 
(Hist. MS. Com.).] 

PATRICK GORDON, probably son of 
1R7 _ Patrick G. of Hallhead ; educated 
at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(27th April 1659); schoolmaster and 
assistant at Maryculter ; adm. before 
1678; still min. 20th April 1680. He 
marr. and had issue — Patrick, min. of 
Lumphanan. — [Aberdeen Journal Notes 
and Queries, v., 42.] 



WILLIAM IDELL, a native of Moray ; 
1686 educated at King's College, Aberdeen; 
M.A (14th July 1664); was school- 
master of Chapel of Garioch 28th Feb. 
1669 ; pres. by John Forbes of Craigievar 
28th Aug. 1685 ; coll. 11th, ord. (at Kettins) 
18th April, and inst. 2nd May 1686; took 
the oaths to William and Mary, but was 
dep., 4th Sept. 1716, for engaging in the 
Rebellion. He marr. a lady, who was alive 
in 1696.— [Aberdeen Poll-Book, i., 50.] 

JAMES FARQUHAR, son of Alexander 
1717 F., Ryell ; educated at Marischal 
College; M.A. (1707); pres. by Sir 
William Forbes of Craigievar, Bart., 
in April, and ord. 13th June 1717 ; died 
Feb. 1734. He marr. Elizabeth Rose, 
who survived him, and marr. (2) John 
Shepherd, min. of Logie-Colstone. — [Aber- 
deen Tests.] 

JAMES PATERSON, born 1704; edu- 
17 „. cated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen; M.A. (1726); pres. by Sir 
Arthur Forbes of Craigievar in April, and 
ord. 1st Nov. 1734; died 11th Jan. 1789. 
He marr. Dec. 1735, Jean (died 28th March 
1784, aged 72), daugh. of Walter Turing, 
min. of Rayne, and had issue — John, 
physician, Jamaica, born 16th April 1741, 
died 15th April 1789 ; Ann, born 9th March 

1743 (marr. 5th Dec. 1771, Hugh Ross at 
Mill of Gellan); Helen, born 19th May 

1744 (marr. 6th Dec. 1763, William Mor- 
rice, min. of Kincardine O'Neil) ; James, 
physician, Jamaica, born 3rd Nov. 1745, 
died 25th Aug. 1798; Walter, in Jamaica, 
born 1st Aug. 1747, William, min. of Logie- 
Buchan, born 22nd July 1751.— [Tombst.] 

ALEXANDER ROBERTSON, born 
7 1762; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (7th March 1781) ; 
pres. by Sir William Forbes of Craigievar 
in June, and ord. 16th Sept. 1789 ; died 
at Montrose, 6th Dec. 1800. He marr. 4th 
Aug. 1792, Mary (died 18th June 1834), 

youngest daugh. of Robertson, Drum- 

nahoy, and had issue — Ann, born 12th 
Aug. 1793 (marr. Alexander Cushny, D.D., 
min. of Rayne) ; Mary, born 9th March 



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1795, died 1st Feb. 1866. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, 
iii., xxi). 

ALEXANDER BKOWN [originally 
1801 BROWNIE], born 1771, son of 
Bobert B., farmer, Bridgend of Leo- 
chel ; educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1789); pres. by Sir William 
Forbes of Craigievar in March, and ord. 
27th Aug. 1801 ; died unmarr. at Aberdeen, 
28th Aug. 1823. 

WILLIAM CAMPBELL, born Inver- 
ness-shire, 1 798 ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (March 
1818); licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 31st 
Oct. 1823 ; pres. by the Commissioner for 
Sir John Forbes of Craigievar, Bart., Nov. 
same year ; ord. 31st March 1824 ; clerk 
of Presb., 1839-50; died 6th April 1850. 
He marr. 8th Aug. 1837, Sophia Jane 
(died 15th March 1842, aged 33), daugh. of 
William Mackenzie, army chaplain, 72nd 
Foot, and widow of Hugh M'Kenzie, D.D., 
min. of Killin, and had issue — Isabella 
Forbes, born 8th Oct. 1838 (marr. 31st 
Oct. 1865, Andrew Boss, farmer, Park- 
dargue), died 5th June 1871 ; Sophia Jane, 
born 9th Jan. 1840, died at Aberdeen, 20th 
June 1877; John, born 3rd Jan. 1842. 
Publication — Account of the Parish {New 
Stat. Ace., xii.). 

JAMES LESLIE, born 11th July 1808, 
son of William L., druggist, Aber- 
deen, and his second wife, Jane 
Hiscox ; educated at Marischal College, 
Aberdeen ; was missionary at Holburn, 
Aberdeen, 1837-8 ; adrn. honorary burgess 
of Old Aberdeen in 1847 ; went with his 
personal attendant, John Edward Boss, 
as a missionary to France, but on the 
outbreak of the Bevolution in 1848 re- 
turned to Aberdeen ; ord. 29th Aug. 1850 ; 
died unmarr. 16th July 1859. He was an 
ornithologist and bequeathed his Natural 
History Collection to Professor Mac- 
gillivray, who handed it over to the Univ. 
of Aberdeen. 

WILLIAM SKINNER, M.A. ; ord. 3rd 
Nov. 1859 ; trans, to Tarland 3rd 
Sept. 1868. 



ANDREW RITCHIE, M.A; pres. by 
John O. Forbes of Corse and ord. 
10th Dec. 1868; trans, to Methlick 
12th Jan. 1882. 



1868 



ALEXANDER M'KENZIE, born Mort- 

1882 ' aC k' 26t k ^ U ' y 1853 ' S0D °^ Murdoch 

M. and Margaret Sinclair ; educated 
at Rathven and Keith Schools, and Univs. 
of Aberdeen, M.A. (1877), and Edinburgh, 
B.D. (1880); licen. by Presb. of Edin- 
burgh in 1880 ; assistant at South and 
West Churches, Aberdeen ; ord. 12th May 
1882 ; clerk of Presb. in 1902. Marr. 6th 
July 1887, Annabella (died 26th April 
1924), daugh. of John Leslie, min. of 
Udny, and has issue — Alexandra, born 
10th Dec. 1888 ; Annabella, hospital sister, 
born 12th July 1890; Leslie, a distinguished 
graduate of Aberdeen Univ., M.A. (1915), 
served with 4th Gordon Highlanders, and as 
lieut., 8th Black Watch, in European War, 
three times wounded, born 20th June 1893, 
died of wounds at Camiers, France, 2nd 
April 1918. 

CRATHIE. 

[The church of Crathie, which belonged 
to the Priory of Monymusk, was dedicated 
to St Manir. Polmanir, a deep pool on the 
Dee, still commemorates his name. Re- 
mains of three chapels are to be found at 
Micras, nearly opposite Abergeldie Castle, 
at Balmore, in Aberarder, and at Mains 
of Abergeldie. Tradition says that a fourth 
stood at " Balmurrel " (Balmoral). The pre- 
Reformation Church is now a picturesque 
ruin in the churchyard. The foundation 
stone of the present church was laid 
by Queen Victoria, 11th Sept. 1893, and 
the building was opened for divine service 
on 18th June 1895. The Braemar portion 
of the parish was disjoined in 1879. Bal- 
moral Castle, in the parish, was built 
1853-5.] 

1567 RICHARD CHRISTISON, reader. 

1574 JOHN WILSON, reader. 

ARCHIBALD WILSON, reader from 
1576 1576 to 1585. 



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[PRESB. OF 



DAVID SANDERSON, reader from 

1590 15 ^° *° 1 ^ ( ^ 8 > murdered by John 
Brabare in Crathie June 1614. — 
[P. C. Beg., x., 265.] 

ALEXANDER FERRIES [or 
1626 FERGUSON] of Crathienaird, born 
1596 ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1613); adm. to Kindrochet 
in 1622; trans, and adm. before 11th Feb. 
1626; was recommended to Parliament 30th 
July 1649 for reparation of his losses, amount- 
ing to £3805, 10s., incurred through having 
2500 men quartered on his lands in April 
1647, and March 1649, and an Act was 
passed in his favour ; died May 1663. He 
marr. Christian Auchterlony (who was alive 
in 1671), and had issue — Alexander, who 
married the heiress of Ballyoukan ; John, 
min. of Glenmuick; James; William, wad- 
setter on the laird of Skene's lands, Tarland, 
said to be great - grandfather of Robert 
Fergusson the poet ; Agnes (marr. as his 
second wife, James Farquharson, first of 
Inverey). — [Douglas's Baronage, 547; Aber- 
deen Sheriff- Court Boohs, ii., 287 ; Perth 
Sas., 3rd ser., x. 68, xi. 217 ; Aberdeen 
Journal Notes and Queries, vii., 51.] 

WILLIAM ROBERTSON, educated at 
166g King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(12th July 1660) ; passed trials be- 
fore Presb. of Fordyce and recommended 
for licence 21st Feb. 1666 ; adm. to Laggan 
before 1st Oct. 1667 ; trans, and adm. after 
6th April 1669; dep. 3rd Aug. 1699 for gross 
and supine negligence in preaching, cate- 
chising, administering the Lord's Supper, 
visiting families, etc. He marr. Isobel Ross, 
and had issue— James ; Joseph, Charles, 
died abroad; Lilias; Elizabeth (marr. John 
Gordon, alias M'Gregor, in Gavelairge, Kirk- 
michael, thought to have been a cousin of 
Rob Roy). — [Aberdeen Poll-Book, i., 155.] 

ADAM FERGUSSON, M.A ; called by 
1l7m the Presb. jure devoluto 11th, and 
ord. 25th Sept. 1700; trans, to 
Logierait 22nd Nov. 1714. 

JOHN M'INNES, M.A. ; called between 
26th May and 10th June ; ord. 10th 
Aug. 1715; trans, to Logie-Colstone 
19th Oct. 1748. 



1749 



1784 



MURDOCH M'LENNAN, born 1702, 
son of David M. in Drummond, Kilt- 
earn, Ross-shire ; educated at Maris- 
chal College, Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. 
of Alford 13th April 1732 ; ord. missionary 
at Braemar 19th Oct. 1748; called 27th 
April, trans, and adm. 11th May 1749; 
died 22nd July 1783. He was a man of 
considerable attainments and rich in High- 
land lore. He marr. 20th June 1749, 
Margaret Forbes, who died s.p. 14th Oct. 
1789. Publication— Burns ascribes to him 
the popular song, " We ran and they ran," 
on the Battle of Sheriffmuir in 1715. — [The 
Harp of Perthshire, 54.] 

JAMES WILSON, educated at Univ. 

of St Andrews ; M.A. (1757) ; licen. 

by Presb. of Kincardine O'Neil 19th 
March 1766; ord. by it missionary at 
Tulloch, 8th April 1767 ; trans, to Lochs, 
Lewis, 11th Aug. 1768 ; pres. by George III. 
16th Sept. 1783 ; trans, and adm. 4th Aug. 
1784; died 7th April 1788. His stipend 
being only about £40 a year, he unavoid- 
ably got into debt, had his cattle and 
furniture sold by his creditors, and had 
only one bed left, on which he lay dying, 
while his wife at his side was delivered of 
her eighth child. A subscription which 
was opened for the benefit of the widow 
and family met with a generous response. 
He marr. 19th Oct. 1769, Mary Wylie, who 
died 16th April 1803, and had issue — 
William, born 10th May 1771 ; Colin, born 
28th Nov. 1772; James, born 7th July 
1775 ; John, born 7th March 1778 ; Eliza- 
beth, born 7th Dec. 1780; Alexander, born 
5th Oct. 1783; Francis, M.A., born 18th 
Feb. 1786 ; George, born 24th March 
1788.— [Scots Mag., 1., 358.] 

CHARLES M'HARDY, born Strathdon, 
178 _ 1747 ; son of John M., in the Luib, 
Corgarff, and Helen, daugh. of 
Andrew Farquharson of Allargue; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1767) ; licen. by Presb. of Alford 18th May 
1770 ; ord. by Presb. of Abernethy 10th May 
1771 ; adm. to Kirkmichael (Dunkeld), 
9th May 1781 ; pres. by George III. 16th 
May 1788 ; trans, and adm. 10th June 
1789 ; was factor and commissioner on the 



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Invercauld estate; died 14th May 1822. 
During his ministry a new church was 
built in 1804. "Few buildings have re- 
sounded to more eloquence than that little 
Highland kirk. Dr Norman Macleod, 
Principal Caird, Principal Tulloch, Dr 
MacGregor, and many others filled its 
pulpit, and no preachers ever had more 
attentive or appreciative listeners than the 
occupants of the royal pew who, when at 
Balmoral, were regular attendants at the 
parish church. Queen Victoria has testi- 
fied to the pleasure and comfort derived 
from what she heard there, and the Prince 
Consort liked the Scottish service, which 
he used to say reminded him of the simple 
Lutheran forms to which in his early youth 
he had been accustomed." He marr. 18th 
July 1778, Clementina (died s.p. 2nd Aug. 
1822), daugh. of George Forbes in Cul- 
quhany, and Margaret, daugh. of William 
Forbes of Buchan. Publication — Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xiv.). — 
[Patricia Lindsay's Recollections of a Royal 
Parish, 99.] 

ALEXANDEE M'FAELANE, 
1822 born 1^69, son of Alexander (? Donald) 
M., farmer, Strathbran ; licen. by 
Presb. of Perth 27th Sept. 1797 ; ord. to 
Park Chapel, Monkwearmouth, 28th June 
1803 ; adm. in June 1819 to Presbyterian 
Church at Longtown ; pres. by George 
IV. 24th June, trans, and adm. 26th Sept. 
1822 ; died 1st Feb. 1840. He marr. 7th 
Nov. 1810, Isabella (died at Bridge of 
Allan, 25th Jan. 1863), third daugh. of 
Duncan Montgomery, Inverkeithing, and 
had issue — Montgomery, born 22nd Sept. 
1811, died 26th May 1830; Jane Gordon, 
born 28th March 1814 (marr. 11th May 
1866, Captain Patrick S. Simpson), died at 
Bridge of Allan, 7th March 1872 ; James 
Ruthven, M.A., chaplain on the Madras 
establishment, H.E.I.C.S. (q.v.), born 3rd 
March 1816 ; Jessie Margaretta, born 8th 
Dec. 1817, died at Bridge of Allan, 30th 
July 1870 ; Caroline Grace Christina, born 
13th Dec. 1819 ; William Joseph, M.A., 
surgeon, 23rd Foot, born 3rd Dec. 1822 ; 
Catherine Farquharson, born 20th Dec. 
1824 (marr. at Madras, 19th Jan. 1853, 



George C. Finlay of the 12th Native 
Infantry). Publications — A Funeral Sermon 
on the Death of Miss Lamb of Kirkandrews, 
Carlisle (1814) ; Account of the Parish 
{New Stat. Ace, xii.). — [Tombst. ; Hist, of 
Presbyterianism in Sunderland, 44.] 

ARCHIBALD ANDERSON, born 
1840 I nverness > 1794, son of James A., 
farmer, and Elizabeth King ; educated 
at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (30th 
March 1816) ; ord. to Braemar 2nd May 
1832 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 13th March, 
trans, and adm. 6th Aug. 1840 ; died 8th 
Nov. 1866. He had a good knowledge of 
medicine, and was of much service to his 
parishioners, who were then far removed 
from a doctor. He marr. March 1826, Grace 
Grant (died at Dunkeld, 22nd Feb. 1887), 
daugh. of John Cumming, tax-man, and 
Jean Macpherson, and had issue — John 
James, editor of Gippsland Times, born 
19th Aug. 1827, died at Sale, Victoria, 
30th June 1872; James John, born 22nd 
March 1829, died in Queensland, 1st May 
1911 ; William, born 31st March 1831 ; 
Alexander, min. of Dun, born 9th Dec. 
1832 ; Elizabeth Farquharson, born 16th 
Jan. 1835, died 6th Feb. 1867 ; Jane 
Murray Cumming, born 1st Nov. 1836, 
died 2nd April 1919 ; Hector Macpherson 
Cumming, born 24th Feb. 1839, died in 
Assam, 6th Dec. 1884; Isabella Madaleine 
Robina Mary, born 7th Aug. 1843, died 
5th May 1873. — [Prof eit's Under Loch- 
nagar, 24 ; Recollections of a Royal 
Parish, 106.] 

MALCOLM CAMPBELL TAYLOR, 
1867 D.D. ; pres. by Queen Victoria 22nd 
Feb., trans, from Montrose 6th June 
1867 ; trans, to Morningside, Edinburgh, 
27th Nov. 1873. [At the Communion, 
Nov. 1873, Queen Victoria participated for 
the first time in this service. She sat in 
the manse pew (then included in the 
" tables "), and the elements were handed 
to her by Dr Robertson of Hopewell, one 
of the elders. After that, she regularly 
communicated, and her name was entered 
on the Communion Roll-Book. From 1887 
to 1900 she was only twice absent.] 



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1874 



ABCHIBALD ALEXANDEB CAMP- 
BELL, born 20th June 1845, son of 
Colin Fisher C, min. of Kilbride, 
Arran ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Kintyre ; assistant at 
Barony, Glasgow ; ord. to Lonmay 24th 
Aug. 1871 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 10th 
Jan., trans, and adm. Sth May 1874 ; app. 
domestic chaplain to Queen Victoria 23rd 
Oct. 1882; D.D. (Glasgow, 16th April 
1895) ; dem. 8th Dec. 1896 ; died 26th Dec. 
1907. He marr. 14th Oct. 1874, Mary 
Johnston (died at Ballater, 11th Nov. 
1923), eldest daugh. of Alexander Weir 
Bobertson, C.A., Edinburgh, and Catherine, 
daugh. of John Bamsay, min. of Glads- 
muir, and had issue — Catherine Mary, 
born 29th Aug. 1875, died 7th April 1876 ; 
Victoria Alexandrina (so named by special 
request of Queen Victoria), born 7th Dec. 
1887 ; Mary Elizabeth May, born 26th May 
1892 (marr. in Ceylon, 19th April 1922, 
Cedric O'Donoghue Carey, Guernsey) ; 
Archibald Alexander, 2nd lieut., Indian 
Army, born 5th June 1894. Publications — 
Sermons preached before the Queen at 
Balmoral (by command of Her Majesty in 
1882) ; Holy Communion Service in Crathie 
Parish Church (printed for private circula- 
tion by command of Queen Victoria). 

SAMUEL JAMES BAMSAY 
SIBBALD, M.A., B.D., M.V.O. ; 
ord. 14th May 1897 ; trans, to Pollok- 
shields (q.v.) 10th Oct. 1918. He has issue 
(omitted in Vol. iii., 430) — Samuel James 
Bamsay, born 21st April 1899; Edward 
Bamsay, mining engineer, born 18th June 
1902. 

JOHN STIBTON, born Perth, 3rd Sept. 
1871, son of John S., merchant, and 
Stewart Maria Lawson ; educated at 
Kinnoull School, Perth Academy, and 
Univs. of Glasgow, M.A. (1894), and St 
Andrews, B.D. (1897) ; tutor to Archibald 
Alexander, Earl of Leven and Melville 
licen. by Presb. of Perth 5th May 1897 
assistant at St Giles, Edinburgh, 1897-1902 
ord. to Corsock 25th Sept. 1902 ; trans, to 
Glamis 19th May 1904 ; chaplain 5th Black 
Watch in 1905 ; served with Lowland 
Division for three months in European 



1897 



War ; trans, and adm. 2nd April 1919 ; 
librarian at Balmoral Castle in 1919 ; app. 
domestic chaplain to King George V. 23rd 
Sept. 1920 ; D.D. (St Andrews 1926). Marr. 
18th April 1917, Edith Georgina Katherine, 
only daugh. of George Dickson of Monybuie, 
Sheriff-substitute of Dumfries and Galloway. 
Publications — Glamis (Presbytery of Forfar) 
(Forfar, 1904) ; An Old Scottish Divine, Rev. 
Dr Thomas Stuart, minister of Neivburgh- 
on-Tay (Forfar, 1911) ; Glamis : a Parish 
History (Forfar, 1913) ; A Day that is Dead 
(Forfar, 1913); Pastime Papers (Forfar, 
191V) ; Notes on the Family of De Maria 
(Aberdeen, 1920) ; Notes on the Family of 
Stirton (Aberdeen, 1920) ; Balmoral in 
Former Times (Forfar, 1921); The Celtic 
Church and the Influence of the East 
(Forfar, 1923) ; Mirrors of Memory (Aber- 
deen, 1923); Crathie and Braemar : a 
History of the United Parish (1925) ; Notes 
on Glamis Old Church ; Proceedings of 
Society of Antiqxiaries of Scotland, 1910 ; 
Relics of the Family of Innes of Balnacraig 
and Ballogie (Proc. Soc. Antiq. Scot., vii., 
100-7, 1920-1); The Red House and other 
Papers (1926). 

DINNET (Q.S.). 

[A Priory of the Bed Friars was founded 
at Dinnet in 1297 by Alexander, third Earl 
of Buchan. The parish of Dinnet was dis- 
joined from Aboyne, Logie-Colstone, and 
Glenmuick on 14th March 1886.] 



1886 



JOHN GBANT MICHIE, born 22nd 
Jan. 1830, son of James M., farmer, 
Wester Micras, Crathie, and Mar- 
garet Grant ; was a Boman Catholic in 
early life ; educated at Glengairn, Crathie, 
and Ballater Schools, Grammar School, 
and Univ. of Aberdeen; M.A. (1854); 
teacher in Dyke Academy, Fochabers ; 
schoolmaster of Logie-Colstone in 1858-76; 
licen. by Presb. of Kincardine ONeil Sth 
May 1860 ; ord. 16th Nov. 1876 ; adm. first 
min. of this parish 14th March 1886 ; died 
unmarr. 21st Jan. 1904. He was a learned 
antiquary. Publications — Deeside Tales 
(Aberdeen, 1872; 2nd ed., 1908 [edited by 
F. C. Diack]); The History of Loch 



KINCARDINE O'NEIL] 



DINNET— ECHT 



95 



Kinnord (Edinburgh, 1877 ; 2nd ed., 1910 
[edited by F. C. Diack]) ; " Ancient Annals 
of Highland Mar and Abergeldie Castle " 
in Under Lochnagar (Aberdeen, 1894) ; A 
History of Logie-Coldstone and Braes of 
Cromar (Aberdeen, 1896). Edited Records 
of Invercaidd, 1547-1828 [Neiv Spalding 
Club] (Aberdeen, 1901); "Notes of an 
Underground Structure recently discovered 
on the Farm of Mickle Kinnord" (Proc. 
Soc. Antiq. Scot., vol. ix., 1873).— [Fotes 
on the Family of Michie (Calcutta, 1907).] 

WILLIAM SAWEES, born Cadder, 
1903 1869 ' son °^ William and Ann S. ; 
educated at Cadder School and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Dunbarton ; assistant at Campsie and 
Glenmuick ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
12th July 1903. Marr. 30th March 1904, 
Isabella Alexander, daugh. of William and 
Christina Giffen. 



ECHT. 

[The church of Echt was dedicated to 
St Finichen. It belonged to the Abbey 
of Scone. There was a chapel in the 
parish at Monk's Echt. Fairs were held 
at Echt at Whitsunday and Martinmas.] 

ARTHUR FORBES of Echt, fourth son 
7 of Robert F. of Echt ; min. in 1567 
with Kemnay and Dalmoak also in 
charge ; probably dem. on succeeding to 
the estate ; died before 1610. He marr. 
Margaret, daugh. of John Burnett of Leys, 
and had issue — Robert of Echt ; Patrick of 
Wester Echt ; George of Wester Echt, died 
1656.— [Burnetts of Leys, 29.] 

ALEXANDER YOUNGSON, adm. to 
. .„„ Logymar before 1574 ; trans, and 
adm. in 1576, Aboyne and Tullich 
also were under his care in 1578 ; died in 
Lentron 1588, " and thairfoir the Commis- 
sioner has ordanit the stipend of this yeir 
to be equallie devydit betwixt the wyff and 
bairns of this defunct minister, and Mr 
James Ross, minister at Strathauchin, 
quha sin his deceis servis the ministry of 
the Kirk of Echt." 



JAMES ROSS, probably only tem- 
1588 porary, but may have been min. of 
the parish. 

ROBERT FORBES of Finnersie, son of 
1599 J ames F. of Tillyboy; adm. before 
1599, with Kinairney also in his 
charge in 1601, but not in 1608 ; pres. to 
the vicarage by James VI. 9th Jan. 1602 ; 
was a member of Assembly in 1639 ; died 
between 21st April and 19th Oct. 1652. 
He marr. Elizabeth, daugh. of Alexander 
Arbuthnott, printer of the Bible, and had 
issue — Alexander of Finnersie, W.S. (1635); 
Elizabeth (marr., cont. 1st May 1632, 
Andrew, eldest son of Thomas Burnett, 
min. of Strachen) ; a daugh. (marr. Robert 
Duguid, son of the laird of Auchenhove). 
— [Lumsden's House of Forbes; Aberdeen 
Sheriff-Court Records, ii. 60, 479, iii. 8 ; 
Reg. of Deeds, dxviii., 405 ; Echt-Forbes 
Charters, 19 ; Aberdeen Sas., iii., 126, 158.] 

WILLIAM ALEXANDER, educated at 
165 _ Marischal College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(1625) ; entered schoolmaster 31st 
Dec. 1648, also session-clerk ; was on the 
Exercise at Brechin and had a testimonial 
of his trials 1st Jan. 1652 ; adm. 12th June 
1658 ; deprived before 5th Dec. 1660. He 
marr. and had issue — Walter, min. in 1666. 
—{Echt-Forbes Charters, 151.] 



1662 



JOHN KEITH, pres. 11th Dec. 1661; 
inst. and adm. 9th Nov. 1662 ; his 
settlement being interrupted by the 
change in Church Government, he was 
granted, 15th Aug. 1662, by Parliament 
the stipend for that year ; trans, to Birse 
before 14th Oct. 1666. 

WALTER ALEXANDER, son of 
1666 William A., min. in 1658; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1651-5 ; app. schoolmaster of Bellie 16th 
Oct. 1657; adm. 14th Oct. 1666; dem. in 
1694. He marr. Janet Scott, who survived 
him, and had issue — William (second son), 
apprenticed to John Carnegie, dyer, Aber- 
deen, 12th March 1707, served heir to his 
mother, 28th Sept. 1712.— [Scot. Motes and 
Queries, xii., 39.] 



96 



ECHT 



[PEESB. OF 



THOMAS KINNEAE, educated at 
- 695 Marischal College, Aberdeen, M.A. 
(1689), and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by United Presb. of Angus and Mearns 
17th May 1694; called unanimously 21st 
April, and by the Presb. jure devoluto, and 
ord. 18th Sept. 1695; died between 3rd Sept. 
and 7th Oct. 1712. He marr. Ann Straton, 
who died 1st Oct. 1746, and had issue — 
Catherine (marr. June 1756, David Ireland, 
shoemaker, Edinburgh) ; Janet (marr. Oct. 
1727, Walter Foggo, wigmaker, Edinburgh) ; 
Margaret ; Mary. — \Edin. Marr. and Bur. 
Regs. ; Index to Services ; Ucht-Forbes 
Charters, 171.] 

EOBEET WILLOCK, born 1683, son 
.„.„ of George W., merchant burgess of 
Aberdeen, and grandson of James 
W., min. of Kemnay ; educated at Mari- 
schal College, Aberdeen, 1698-1702 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dunfermline 21st July 1710; 
called by the Presb. jure devoluto 30th 
March, and ord. 6th May 1713 ; died 5th 
April 1763. He marr. Dec. 1714, Henrietta 
(died s.p. 7th Nov. 1775, aged 85), daugh. of 
James Eymer, min. of St Andrews. Pub- 
lication — A Preparation Sermon-preached in 
theCollegeKirkofAberdeen(AbeT&een,l75&). 

JOHN ABEL, born Mar, about 1712; 
,„_. educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen, M.A. (29th March 1732), and 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; became tutor to the 
son of William, Lord Braco ; licen. by 
Presb. of Strathbogie 18th Jan. 1749 ; ord. 
to Eothiemay 27th June 1753 ; pres. by 
James, Earl of Fife, Oct. 1763 ; trans, and 
adm. 23rd May 1764 ; died 19th Sept. 1790. 
He marr. 3rd Sept. 1765, Ann Eeid, who 
died s.p. 25th March 1808. 

ALEXANDEE HENDEESON, born 
1791 ^7b7, son of Eobert H., Keith ; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen; M.A. (Feb. 1775); licen. by Presb. of 
Strathbogie 3rd Dec. 1783 ; ord. to Second 
Charge, Old Machar, 1st May 1788 ; pres. 
by Hon. Alexander Duff of Echt in Feb., 
trans, and adm. 16th June 1791 ; died 
unmarr. 30th May 1813. Publication — 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, 
xiii.).— [Burns's Life of M' Gill.] 



JOHN GLENNIE, M.A., trans, from 
1813 Grarvock ; pres. by James, Earl of 
Fife in Oct., and adm. 16th Dec. 
1813 ; trans, to Dunnottar 16th June 1814. 

WILLIAM INGEAM, born Cumineston, 
181 _ Monquhitter, 1770; educated at Banff 
Parish School and King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1788) ; became school- 
master of St Andrews - Lhanbryd, Cairn- 
banno, and Mortlach ; licen. by Presb. of 
Strathbogie 30th April 1794 ; ord. to South 
Eonaldshay 10th May 1810; pres. by trustees 
of James, Earl of Fife, Nov. 1814 ; trans, 
and adm. 16th March 1815 ; died 16th May 
1849. He marr. 28th Feb. 1808, Ann (died 
6th Jan. 1830), daugh. of James Thomson, 
M.D., and had issue — James, min. of 
Dunblane, born 11th Jan. 1809; William 
Alexander, born 8th Nov. 1810, died 26th 
March 1811 ; Eliza Gordon, born 22nd 
March 1812, died at Dunblane, 25th Feb. 
1865; Jane Stuart, born 23rd Feb. 1814, 
died at Aberdeen, 1896 ; William Forbes, 
writer, Stranraer, born 3rd Sept. 1815, died 
in Jersey 2nd March 1874 ; Christina, born 
16th April 1817 (marr. James Durran), died 
at Urquhart, 1882 ; Ann, born 16th May 
1819, died at Aberdeen, 1886; Harry Gor- 
don, shipping agent, Akyah, born 13th 
Nov. 1821 ; Thomas born 20th March 1824, 
died 25th May 1841 ; Alexander, solicitor, 
Stranraer, clerk of Justiciary, born 8th 
July 1827, died at Malvern June 1875 ; 
Gordon, min. of Urquhart, born 28th Aug. 
1828. Publications — Account of the Parish 
{Few Stat. Ace, xii.); "The Poor Tutor" 
(Scots Mag., lxxiii.). 

MAXWELL WEIGHT, born 29th Nov. 
1850 1827, son of George W., D.D., min. 
of Kingsbarns ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; ord. 7th Feb. 1850 ; dem. 27th 
Nov. 1872 ; died 2nd April 1900. He marr. 
22nd July 1856, Agnes Margaret (died s.p. 
15th April 1858), daugh. of William Leslie, 
surgeon, Aberdeen. 

ANDEEW SOUTTEE, born Hilton, 
1878 Banff, 17th March 1842, son of the 
Eev. John S., M.A., parish school- 
master, Banif, and Margaret Forrest; 
educated at Banff School and Academy, 



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97 



Grammar School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1863); licen. by Presb. of Turriff 
30th April 1868; ord. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) to Daviot 9th June 1870 ; pres. by- 
James, Earl of Fife, trans, and adm. 2nd 
May 1873 ; died 27th Nov. 1914. He marr. 
3rd Sept. 1879, Florence Augusta, second 
daugh. of William Joseph Baker, Hartland 
Villa, Brondesbury, London, and Sarah, 
daugh. of John Leith of Balcairn, and had 
issue— Ellen Mabel, born 26th Jan. 1881, 
died 6th May 1909; Florence Margaret, born 
30th May 1882 (marr. Charles Heughan, 
min. of Condorrat); William, lieut. B.N.B., 
born 29th Sept. 1883; James Tindal, 
min. of Whitekirk, born 1st Jan. 1885 ; 
Emilie Leith, born 20th July 1895. — 
[Johnston's Last Bajans of King's and 
Marischal Colleges, 55.] 

THOMAS ABNOTT MUNBO, born 
Kirkhill, Inverness-shire, 27th March 
1879, son of William M., Dunferm- 
line, and Christina Arnott ; educated at 
Dunfermline High School and Univ. of 
St Andrews; M.A. (1909), B.D. (1912); 
licen. by Presb. of Dunfermline 3rd May 
1911 ; assistant at Brechin Cathedral and 
West Church, Aberdeen ; ord. 21st April 
1915. 



FINZEAN (Q.S.). 

[There was here an ancient dedication to 
St Finan. A mission chapel was erected 
at Finzean about 1865. The parish was 
disjoined from Birse on 20th March 1903.] 



1892 



1900 



DONALD STEWART, born Crathie, 
13th Jan. 1860, son of Charles S. ; 
educated at Univ. of Aberdeen ; 

M.A. (1881); app. in 1892; died unmarr. 

at Birse, 29th May 1900. 

ABNOLD SPENCE SMITH, M.A. ; 

ord. 4th Nov. 1900 ; adm. first min. 

of this parish 13th April 1903 ; trans, 
to Prinlaws 12th Nov. 1920. He assumed 
the name of Gray in place of Spence. 

JAMES BOSS, born Glenbuchat, 21st 

lg21 Dec. 1888, son of James B., Glen- 

kindie, and Elsie Beattie ; educated 

at Towie School, Gordon's College, and 

VOL. VI. 



Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1910) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Alford May 1914; assistant at 
Newhills and Kirkcaldy; served for five 
years as a combatant in European War ; 
ord. 17th Feb. 1921. Marr. 15th Feb. 1921, 
Florence, daugh. of Bobert M'Laren, master 
mariner, and Mary Donald. 



GLENGAIRN (Q.S.). 

[The church of the ancient parish of 
Glengairn was dedicated to St Mungo. 
The three parishes of Glenmuick, Tullich, 
and Glengairn were united early in the 
seventeenth century, but Glengairn was 
disjoined from the others on 28th Jan. 
1863. Its ancient church stands roofless in 
the churchyard at Abergairn. Two Wells 
near it are both called St Mungo's. A tryst 
was long held hard by and was styled St 
Mungo's Fair. This parish had another 
yearly market, St Martin's Fair, at Ballater.] 

GEORGE BBUCE, afterwards of 

1845 Tomintoul in 1846. 

EOBEBT NEIL, born at Wreaton, 

1846 Aboyne, 18th April 1815, son of 
Peter N., farmer, and Barbara Abel ; 

educated at Aboyne School and King's 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1835); licen. 
by Presb. of Kincardine O'Neil; school- 
master of Tarland for twelve years ; app. 
in 1846; adm. first min. of this parish 
25th March 1863; died 24th Feb. 1891. 
He marr. 11th May 1847, Mary, daugh. 
of James Beid, farmer, Templeton, Kil- 
drummy, and Erskine Walker, and had 
issue — James, M.D., medical superintendent 
of Warneford Asylum, Oxford, born 11th 
May 1848, died June 1914 ; Barbara Walker 
Abel, died 1873 ; Bobert Alexander, M.A., 
LL.D. (Aberdeen), Fellow, tutor, and Prin- 
cipal Classical Lecturer, Pembroke Col- 
lege, Cambridge, Lecturer on Sanskrit, 
Cambridge Univ., editor of Aristophane's 
Knights and Biiddhist Sanskrit Legends, 
born 26th Dec. 1852, died 19th June 1901 ; 
Mary Erskine ; Catherine Gordon. Publi- 
cations — Catechism on the Look of Genesis 
(Aberdeen, 1854) ; Sermon preached before 
the Synod of Aberdeen (Aberdeen, 1882). 



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[PRESB. OF 



JAMES ANDERSON LOWE, born 
1891 Laurencekirk, 12tb Jan. 1863, son of 
William L. and Elizabeth William- 
son ; educated at Laurencekirk School and 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1885), B.D. 
(1888); licen. by Presb. of Fordoun 15th 
May 1888 ; assistant at West Church, 
Stirling, 1888-91; ord. 22nd July 1891; 
trans, to Southwick 28th June 1918. Marr. 
2nd March 1892, Agnes Simpson, daugh. of 
George Smart, Stirling, and Helen Strachan, 
and has issue — Agnes May Anderson, born 
23rd Dec. 1892 ; Ethel Maud Simpson, born 
15th May 1897. 

JAMES ROBB ALLAN, born School- 
1918 house, Deskford, 22nd Aug. 1853, 
son of James A., min. of Marnoch ; 
educated at Keith Grammar School, and 
Univ. of Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of 
Forres 30th April 1878; ord. to Advie 11th 
July same year ; adm. to Stoneywood 15th 
Oct. 1880 ; chaplain to Forces, V.D. ; trans, 
and adm. 31st Oct. 1918; dem. 8th Nov. 
1923. Marr. (1) 8th June 1881, Annie 
Adeline (died s.p. 8th July 1898), daugh. 
of Henry Wilkinson and Ann Grant : (2) 
18th April 1900, Helen, daugh. of John 
Rae and Agnes Allardyce, and has issue 
— James, in Forestry Commission, born 
21st Feb. 1901 ; Alexander, born 15th Aug. 
1902, died 15th Oct. 1915. 

THOMAS DAVID WATT, born 28th 
Aug. 1861, son of John W., min. of 
1924 Fetteresso ; educated at Chanonry 
House School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1882) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
5th May 1885 ; became town missionary 
at Hamilton ; ord. to Robertson Memorial 
Mission, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, 16th 
July 1889; trans, to Powis 17th May 
1896; trans, and adm. 31st Jan. 1924. 
Marr. 28th Aug. 1889, Catherine Erskine, 
daugh. of William Black Ferguson, C.E., 
and Jane Amelia Smith, and has issue 
— Elizabeth Hector Birnie, born 31st 
March 1891 (marr. 14th June 1919, Henry 
Alexander Richards, advocate, Aberdeen) ; 
William Black Ferguson, bank clerk, born 
29th March 1893; Thomas David (twin), 
M.B., Ch.B., born 29th March 1893 ; Jane 
Amelia Mary Ferguson, instructress of 



Games and Physical Training, born 13th 
Dec. 1894; John Black Leslie Birnie, 
apprentice engineer, born 19th March 
1897, died of wounds received in action 
with 4th Gordons at Hooge, Flanders, 25th 
Sept. 1915. 

GLENMUICK, TULLICH, AND 
INCHMARNOCH. 

[It appears that these three parishes 
were united about the year 1500. Early 
in the seventeenth century Glengairn was 
added to the union. It was severed again 
in 1863. 

Glenmuick.— The church of Glenmuick 
was dedicated to St Mary. It was removed 
to Ballater in 1798. 

Tullich. — The church of Tullich was 
dedicated' to St Neachtan. It belonged 
to the Knights of the Order of the 
Temple who had a preceptory at Tullich. 
After the suppression of the Templars, 
the property was held by the Commandery 
of the Knights of St John at Torphichen. 

Inchmarnoch. — The parish church was 
dedicated to St Marnoch of Aberchirder. 
Its ruins can still be seen on the inch, or 
island, in the Dee.] 

1567 ARCHIBALD WILSON, reader. 

WILLIAM SANDERSON, reader at 
Glenmuick and Abergardin from 
1574 to 1591 ; adm. min. before 
1593 ; still min. in 1595. 

JOHN LESLIE, min. of Slains in 1595 ; 
trans, and adm. min. of Tullich, with 
Glenmuick and Abergardin also in 
the charge in 1599 ; dep. by the bishop 
before 8th Oct. 1623, when the Synod of 
St Andrews caused the sentence to be 
publicly intimated in their congregations 
by the brethren of Angus and Mearns. 

ALEXANDER GORDON, M.A. ; adm. 
in 1620 ; trans, to Logie-Colstone. 



1574 



1599 



1620 



before 14th Dec. 1647. 



JOHN FERRIES [or FERGUSON], 
son of Alexander F., min. of 
Crathie ; educated at King's Col- 
lege, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1642) ; adm. before 



1651 



Kincardine o'nkil] GLENMUICK, TULLICH, AND INCHMARNOCH 99 



21st Oct. 1651 ; preached at Glenmuick, 
instead of Tullich 3rd March 1667, "by 
reason of the loose men in the country," 
and 16th March 1673, " because of the 
extremitie of the waters of Muick and 
Dee"; still min. 22nd June 1681. He 
marr. Agnes Auchterlony, and had issue 
— Alexander, apprenticed to Patrick 
Chrystie, merchant, Aberdeen, 4th July 
1678 ; Margaret (marr., cont. 28th Dec. 
1671, Alexander Beattie, merchant burgess 
of Montrose). He is also said to have 
marr. a Miss Erskine of the family of 
Mar. — [Reg. of Deeds, Durie, 13th Nov. 
1673 ; Perth Sas., ix., 168 ; Records of 
Clan Ferguson, 292 ; Scot. Notes and 
Queries, xii., 7.] 

DAVID GUTHRIE of Kair, born 1658, 
le „ son of Harry G. of Halkerton and 
Margaret, daugh. and heiress of 
David Sibbald of Kair ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1684) ; passed trials 
before Presb. of St Andrews and had a 
testimonial for licence 19th April 1676 ; 
adm. 11th Dec. 1687 ; was in the Mearns 
18th March 1688, "not having got any 
house to reside in, could not go over to 
Glengarden by reason of the great water," 
28th Sept. 1689, and preached to the 
garrison at the Castle of Abergeldie 3rd 
Nov. that year ; died 15th Nov. 1697. He 
marr. Margaret, daugh. of Alexander 
Arbuthnot of Pitcairly, and had issue — 
Henry, served heir 30th June 1698 ; Alex- 
ander, born 1685, died young ; Harry, died 
aged 14; Margaret (marr. William Stuart 
of Inchbreck); Ann (marr. 1717, a mason 
in Banchory) ; Jean (marr. 1718, William 

Seton, minister) ; Isobel (marr. 1718, 

Seton, merchant, Edinburgh). — [Inq. Ret. 
Gen., 7994, de Tut., 1166 ; Gideon Guthrie, 
3-4.] 

GIDEON GUTHRIE, brother of pre- 
ceding ; M.A. ; intruded about May 



1698 [afterwards at Fetteresso 



1698 

(q.v.).-\ 

JAMES ROBERTSON, born Dal- 
charinnoch, 15th Nov. 1672, third 
son of John R. of Straloch and 
Magdalene, daugh. of Robert Farquharson 



of Invercauld ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; M.A. (1692) ; called 8th Jan. 
and ord. (at Tullich) 22nd March 1699; 
died 11th July 1747. He marr. (1) a 

daugh. of Kinloch of that ilk [a 

Gaelic poem on a mutilated leaf of vol. i. 
of the Session Records is said to be her 
composition] : (2) July 1702, Elizabeth, 
daugh. of Donald Mackintosh of Kyllachy ; 
she survived him, and died s.p. before 
12th March 1757. Publication— He left a 
Genealogical Account of the Reid Robertsons 
of Straloch (Blairgowrie, 1887). — [Tombst.] 

WILLIAM MACKENZIE, born 1711, 
son of Robert M. of Park, Ross-shire; 
1748 M.A. (King's College' 1733) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Kincardine O'Neil 8th Aug. 
1739 ; ord. missionary at Braemar 1st Nov. 
1744; pres. by trustees of Charles, Earl 
of Aboyne, Nov. 1747; adm. 5th May 
1748; served heir to his father 11th July 
1749 ; died 12th Aug. 1790. He marr. 4th 
June 1749, Mary (died 3rd Dec. 1802), 
daugh. of Donald M'Kenzie of Dalmore 
and Ann Farquharson, and had issue — 
Colin, in Carriacou, West Indies, born 19th 
Oct. 1750; Roderick, in Grenada, West 
Indies, born 20th March 1752 ; Ann, born 
20th May 1754 (marr. 19th Aug. 1786, 
Richard Tait, upholsterer, London) ; Alex- 
ander, born 21st Feb. 1756, died 1770; 
Margaret, in London, born 17th March 
1759 ; George, born 27th April 1761, died 
young; Marjorie, born 22nd March 1763 
(marr. George Mackenzie of Avoch, Tower 
Hill, London) ; Elizabeth, born 1st July 
1764, died at Aberdeen, 2nd March 1799. 
— [Tombst.] 



1791 



GEORGE BROWN, born 1754, son of 
James B. in Wester Coull, Cromar ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1772); licen. by Presb. of 
Kincardine O'Neil 31st March 1779; ord. 
assistant' at Newhills 5th May 1790; pres. 
by Charles, Earl of Aboyne, 1790; adm. 
30th June 1791, considerable opposition 
being made to his settlement from his non- 
acquaintance with the Gaelic language, but 
Gaelic was found unnecessary by the Presb., 
Synod, and General Assembly ; died 24th 



100 



GLENMUICK— TULLICH— KINCARDINE CNEIL [peesb. of 



July 1818. He marr. (1) 13th Oct. 1793, 
Elizabeth (died 23rd Jan. 1795), eldest 
daugh. of John Brown, D.D., min. of New- 
hills : (2) 9th June 1803, Anne Gordon, 
who died at Aberdeen, 1st Feb. 1850, 
aged 90. Publication — Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xii., xxi.). 

HUGH BURGESS, born 1766, son of 
_ William B., Belhelvie ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen; MA. 
(23rd March 1787) ; ord. assistant at 
Aboyne 27th June 1799 ; pres. by George, 
Earl of Aboyne, in Jan., and adm. (assist- 
ant and successor) 15th May 1817; died 
unmarr. 31st Aug. 1849. Publication — 
Account of the Parish {New Stat. Ace, 
xii.). 

JOHN MIDDLETON, born Midstrath, 
Birse, 8th April 1823, son of John 
M., farmer, and Mary Harper ; edu- 
cated at Grammar School and Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; MA. (1841) ; was 
schoolmaster of Birse, 1843-7 ; ord. to St. 
Andrews Chapel, Dunfermline, 21st April 
1847 ; trans, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 15th March 1849 ; died 7th May 
1884. He marr. 10th April 1850, Isabella 
(died 13th April 1883, aged 61), daugh. 
of James Robert Walker, first English 
master in Dollar Academy, and had issue — 
Jane Alice, born 16th March 1851 (marr. 
24th Oct. 1872, Robert Lumsden, merchant, 
Aberdeen); Jessie Angus, born 11th Jan. 
1854 (marr. 13th Dec. 1888, George John- 
ston Wallace, coalmaster, Dunfermline), 
died 7th Sept. 1889; John Gerard, born 
28th July 1856, died 24th April 1877; 
James Robert, his successor in the parish. 

JAMES ROBERT MIDDLETON, born 
Glenmuick, 23rd Jan. 1860, son of 
preceding ; educated at Grammar 
School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; MA. 
(1881) ; licen. by Presb. of Kincardine 
O'Neil 24th April, and ord. 27th Aug. 
1884; officiating chaplain to the Forces 
at Ballater. Marr. 17th June 1886, Eliza- 
beth Davidson Grant, daugh. of John 
Charles Wilson, C.E., Durie Vale, Mark- 
inch, and Elizabeth Davidson Grant, and 
has issue — Helen (so called by special 



request of the Duchess of Albany), born 
8th Aug. 1897. Publication — Ye Thrie 
Parochines of Glenmuick, Tidlich, and 
Glengairn [Bazaar Book] (Aberdeen, 
1888). 

TULLICH. 

LAURENCE COUTTS, reader from 
1S67 1567 to 1580. 



KINCARDINE O'NEIL. 

[The church of Kincardine on the Water 
of Neil was dedicated to St Erchard 
(Tochard). This parish was a prebend of 
Aberdeen. St Tochard's Well was near the 
church. At Kincardine in 1233, Alan the 
Durward founded a Hospital of St Mary.] 

ALEXANDER EUSTACHE, a 
Romish priest who conformed and 
became reader. 

1574 ROBERT BOYD, reader. 

GEORGE LIVINGSTONE, min. in 
15 ^ s 1576, with Lumphanan, Midmar, 
and Cluny also in the charge ; pres. 
to the parsonage of Logie-Mar, with the 
pendicle called Glenbuchat and their 
pertinents by James VI., 18th Feb. 1572. 

JOHN STRACHAN, granduncle of 
15g2 Alexander S. of Thornton; pres. to 
the vicarage by James VI. 17th 
April 1582; was rector of King's College, 
Aberdeen, 1600 ; a member of the Assembly 
in 1602; Moderator of Synod 20th Feb. 

1606, and app. by the General Assembly, 
12th Dec. 1606, a member of a Committee 
to advise the ministers condemned for 
holding the Assembly at Aberdeen, to 
submit to His Majesty. S. was also 
appointed by that Assembly as Constant 
Moderator of the Presbytery, who were 
charged by the Privy Council, 17th Jan. 

1607, to accept him as such within twenty- 
four hours after notice under pain of 
rebellion. He was a member of the 
Court of High Commission 15th Feb. 1610 
and 15th June 1619 ; died before 7th Oct. 
1625. He marr. (1) Catherine Straiton, 
and (2) Isabel, daugh. of John Symmer of 



KINCARDINE O'nEIL] 



KINCARDINE O'NEIL 



101 



Bratherisch, who survived him, and had 
issue — Alexander of Dalhakie ; Kobert, 
apprenticed to Andrew Purves, merchant, 
26th July 1626 ; John ; Katherine (marr. 
cont. 7th Oct. 1625, Alexander, son of 
Andrew Strachan, min. of Dun) ; a daugh. 
(marr. James Forbes of Cloak) ; Jean 
(marr. Adam Forbes). He is said to have 
had also a son, Kobert, min. of Colvend. — 
[Beg. of Deeds, cccxcviii. 202, ccccviii. 356 ; 
Lumsden's House of Forbes ; Aberdeen Sas. 
Sec. Beg., ii. 88, iii. 427, 481.] 

" DAVID BELLENDEN, son of Adam B., 
16S6 Bishop 0I Aberdeen ; pres. to this 
charge with the pendicles of Lum- 
phanan, Cluny, Midmar, and Glentannar 
by Charles I. 27th Feb. 1636 ; died at the 
bishop's residence, 24th Nov. 1638, and 
was buried " without ane funeral sermon." 

JOHN FRASEB, min. from 1638 to 
1638 1 ® 41 ' — [Minnie's Kincardine O'JVeil, 
30.] 

JOHN FORBES of Bithnie, third son 
. 41 of William F. of Craigievar, and 
Margaret, daugh. of Nicol Udward, 
Lord Provost of Edinburgh ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; adm. before 
20th Oct. 1641; app. by the General 
Assembly 26th Aug. 1647, min. for Colonel 
Scott's Regiment; was a member of the 
Assembly that year. Joined the Protesters 
in 1651 ; died between 20th Oct. 1657 and 
21st April 1658. He marr. Agnes, eldest 
daugh. of William Duguid of Auchinhove, 
and had issue — Henry ; Elizabeth (marr. 
William Forbes of Camphill); Margaret 
(marr. John Forbes, Professor of Divinity, 
Aberdeen), and three others. — [Lumsden's 
House of Forbes ; Douglas's Baronage, 76.] 

GEORGE BURNETT, son of William 
less ■^•' ®^ Aberdeen ; educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1630) ; adm. to Strachan before 1641 ; 
trans, and adm. before 19th Oct. 1658; still 
min. 12th Oct. 1680. He marr. Jane Bell. 

JOHN FORBES, born 1643, son of 

1680 -P a t r i c k F. (descended of Pitsligo), 

and Margaret Blackhall of the family 

of that ilk; educated at King's College, 



Aberdeen ; M.A. (9th July 1668) ; adm. to 
Logie-Colstone before 6th March 1677 ; 
trans, and adm. about 1680 ; died between 
28th April and 14th May 1708, "distin- 
guished for his eloquence, prudence, in- 
tegrity, piety, and peaceableness." He 
marr. -Margaret, daugh. of John Strachan, 
tutor of Thornton, and had issue — Nicholas 
(marr. John Forbes of Kincardine), served 
heiress 16th Aug. 1710.— [Blackhalls of 
that Ilk, 85 ; Index to Services ; Hist, of 
the Macraes, 282.] 

WILLIAM MAIR, born 1673, son of 
1710 John M., min. of Tough ; educated 
at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(13th July 1693); ord. to Oyne 27th Feb. 
1701; called 13th July 1709; he settled 
himself (in obedience to the instructions 
of the General Assembly 3rd May) between 
19th and 26th July, without being formally 
admitted, and was received as a member 
of the Presb. 27th Dec. 1710 ; died between 
6th Jan. and 24th Feb. 1742, aged about 
69. He marr. (1) Barbara, daugh. of 
Adam Barclay, min. of Perth, and had 
issue — John, min. of Rayne ; Elizabeth 
(marr. John Fraser at Hildowntree) : (2) 
Katherine, daugh. of William Burnet, min. 
of Midmar, and had issue — Arthur. — [Aber- 
deen Tests.] 

WILLIAM ABEL, son of William A., 
Ley Lodge, Kintore; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen,1717-21; 
became schoolmaster of Birse in 1722; 
licen. by Presb. of Kincardine O'Neil 4th 
April 1729; ord. to Lumphanan 4th July 
1733; pres. by Sir Arthur Forbes of 
Craigievar, Bart., in June, trans, and adm. 
14th Oct. 1742; died 21st July 1771. He 
marr. 12th July 1738, Katherine Skene, 
who died 24th April 1770, and had issue 
—George, min. of Drumblade, born 19th 
May 1739. 

WILLIAM MORRICE, bapt. 2nd Aug. 
1730, son of Robert M., farmer, 
Waulkmill of Drum, Deeside, and 
Margaret Duncan ; educated at King's Col- 
lege, Aberdeen ; became tutor in the family 
of Sir Arthur Forbes of Craigievar, Bart. ; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 3rd Dec. 



102 



KINCARDINE (TNEIL 



[PEESB. OF 



1755; ord. to Lumphanan 6th May 1761 ; 
pres. by said Sir Arthur Forbes Dec. 1771 ; 
trans, and adm. 24th June 1772 ; dem. 6th 
July 1808 ; died 22nd Jan. 1809. He marr. 
6th Dec. 1763, Helen (died 20th April 1817, 
aged 73), daugh. of James Paterson, min. 
of Coull, and had issue — sixteen children 
— Margaret, born 14th Feb. 1765 (marr. 
William Shand, min. of Lumphanan); 
Eobert, planter, Jamaica, born 5th Oct. 
1766; Alexander, born 2nd May 1768, 
died 20th March 1775 ; James, went to 
Jamaica, born 14th Oct. 1769, died 19th 
Jan. 1816; Jean, born 12th Feb. 1771 
(marr. John Roger, min. of this parish) ; 
John, timber merchant, London, born 22nd 
June 1772; Mary, born 8th July 1773, 
died 8th July 1774 ; Alexander, born 20th 
March 1775, died young; David, born 
5th Jan. 1776, died in Jamaica, 1826 ; 
Walter, timber merchant, Ealing, born 12th 
April 1777, died 14th May 1843; William, 
born 20th July 1778 ; Alexander, born 4th 
Dec. 1780, died 14th Nov. 1795; George, 
timber merchant, London, born 2nd May 
1782, died 24th Sept. 1850; Isabel, born 
18th July 1783 (marr. 29th July 1806, 
William Roger, merchant, Aberdeen), died 
19th Nov. 1862; Joseph, surgeon, 16th 
Foot, born 1st April 1785, died in Canada, 
19th April 1815; Lewis, born 19th May 
1786, died April 1787. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, vi., xxi.). — [Genealogical Account of 
James Young, 181, 183.] 

JOHN ROGER, born 1763; M.A. 
179g (King's College, Aberdeen, 1785) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Alford 5th May 
1791 ; became schoolmaster of Towie, 
and subsequently of this parish ; clerk of 
Presb., 1797-1820; pres. by Sir William 
Forbes of Craigievar, Bart., in April, and 
ord. (assistant and successor) 27th June 
1799 ; died 8th July 1843. He marr. 12th 
Dec. 1799, Jane (died 20th Dec. 1845, aged 
75), daugh. of William Morrice, onin. of 
this parish, and had issue — Helen, born 
24th Dec. 1801 (marr. James Gordon 
Garioch, min. of Strachan) ; William, 
artist, born 21st June 1803, died 3rd 
Jan. 1870; Rachael, born 10th Aug. 1805 



(marr. 8th Jan. 1829, John Ogg, surgeon, 
Banchory), died 26th Oct. 1832; John 
Morrice, born 14th Sept. 1807, ord. to 
Presbyterian Church, Peterboro, Ontario, 
10th Nov. 1833, died 9th Jan. 1878 ; Walter, 
born 3rd Aug. 1810, died in New South 
Wales; Robert, engineer, Stockton-on- 
Tees, born 13th March 1814, died 1869. 
Publication — Account of the Parish {New 
Stat. Ace, xii.). 

^MATTHEW BROWN, born 1796, second 
son of James B., farmer, Kilmaurs ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 

(1816); ord. to Morpeth in 1829; trans. 

and adm. 19th Oct. 1843 ; died 18th Nov. 

1853. He marr. 13th Dec. 1838, Susan 

Knight, who died 15th June 1858, and had 

issue — William Henry James, born 4th Dec. 

1839. 

GEORGE COOK, born 27th March 
18S4 1809, second son of John C, D.D., 
Professor of Divinity, St Andrew's 
Univ. ; educated there ; M.A. (1825) ; licen. 
by that Presb. 28th Nov. 1832; assistant 
at Ceres ; ord. to Midmar 15th June 1837 ; 
trans, and adm. 16th May 1854 ; clerk of 
Presb., 1858-63; D.D. (St Andrews, 9th 
Jan. 1864); died 22nd May 1880. He 
marr. 20th Nov. 1838, Agnes (died 19th 
March 1879), daugh. of Andrew Watson, 
min. of Tarland, and had issue — Helen 
Maitland, born 26th Dec. 1839 (marr. 
4th Oct. 1864, Alexander Young, min. of 
Chapel-of-Garioch); John, in Oriental Bank, 
Calcutta, and sometime cashier of Union 
Bank, Aberdeen, born 15th May 1841 ; 
Elizabeth Hill, born 4th July 1842, died 
4th Dec. 1888 ; Andrew Watson, merchant, 
Gold Coast, born 31st Nov. 1844, died at 
Batanga, Africa, 15th Feb. 1863 ; Agnes 
Fordyce, born 22nd June 1847 (marr. 8th 
Dec. 1868, Alexander Dalziel Keith, M.D., 
Aboyne) ; Catherine Duff, born 25th June 
1849 (marr. Robert Macpherson, D.D., min. 
of Elgin.) Publications — Prayers for the 
Use of Families (Aberdeen, 1838); Address to 
Christian Parents regarding Baptism (Aber- 
deen, 1841); Account of Ceres (A T eiv Stat. 
Ace, ix.). — [Inscriptions in North-East of 
Scotland, 126.] 



Kincardine o'neil] LOGIE-MAR AND COLSTONE 



103 



GAVIN ELMSLIE AEGO, born 
187g Inverurie, 10th July 1853 ; son of 
Alexander A. and Margaret Wilson ; 
educated at Inverurie School, Aberdeen 
Grammar School, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
MA. (1875), B.D. (1902); ord. (assistant and 
successor) 26th Nov. 1879; D.D. Aberdeen, 
1920). Marr. 30th Sept. 1880, Ann Whyte, 
daugh. of James Thomson, Maybank House, 
Aberdeen, and Ann Whyte, and has issue — 
Gavin Alexander, M.B., C.M., born 25th 
March 1891 ; Euth Elmslie, student of 
music, born 30th Oct. 1893. 

LOGIE-MAR AND COLSTONE. 

[These two parishes were united by the 
Commissioners of the Plat on 17th July 
1618. 

Logie-Mar. — The church of Logie-Mar 
was dedicated to St Faelchu, who was 
Abbot of Iona from 717 to 724. He is 
known also as St Walach. At Logie-Mar 
there was a Well of St John. 

Colstone. — Colstone was a prebend of 
Aberdeen. The church was dedicated to 
St Neachtan of Mortlach.] 

1S67 HENEY SPAEK, reader in 1567. 

DAVID STEWAET, reader from Nov. 

1570 1570. In 1568 he alleged he had 

served here divers years bygone. — 

[Acts and Dec, xlii., 231, 1573, 86; Aud. of 

Excheq., 26th May 1586.] 

JAMES EEID, trans, from Banchory- 
.„„ Ternan ; pres. by James VI. 2nd 
June 1573, Coull, Kincardine O'Neil, 
Banchory-Ternan, and Birse being in the 
charge in 1574 ; dem. the parsonage and 
vicarage here in 1576 ; removed to Birse 
that year. 

WILLIAM CEICHTON, rector in 1549; 
,._. called parson of Kilquhiddlestane in 
1584. — [Pro. Soc. Antiq. Scot.; Deeds, 
1906-7, 80; Beg. Mag. Sig., iv., 421.] 

DAVID STEATON, pres. to parsonage 

1S85 and vicarage by James VI. 26th April 

1585, Logie-Mar being also in the 

charge ; still min. in 1597. — [Beg. Sec. Sig., 

lii., 181.] 



JAMES LEASK, trans, from Longley 
15g9 (St Fergus) in 1599, with Crathie 
also in the charge ; had a manse 
and glebe designated 5th Nov. that year; 
still min. 31st July 1606 ; trans, to Cushnie 
in 1608. 

JAMES STEACHAN, regent in King's 
College in 1601 ; though the stipend 
was assigned to him in 1608, he 
probably was not adm. till 1609 or 1610 ; 
was settled at Skene before 17th Aug. 
1609, but returned here shortly after- 
wards ; still min. Nov. 1633. He marr. 
and had issue — Eobert ; Jean (marr. John 
Farquharson of Kirkton, Aboyne), mother 
of Eobert F., min. at Kennethmont. — [Beg. 
of Deeds, Downie, dlxxxvii., 4th Aug. 1653 ; 
Broughdearg MS. ; Michie's Logie-Cold- 
stone, 44.] 

ALEXANDER GORDON, educated at 
164 „ King's College, Aberdeen ; MA. 
(1613) ; adm. to Glenmuick in 1620 ; 
trans, and adm. before 14th Dec. 1647 ; 
still min. April 1652. He marr. Isobel 
Forbes, and had issue — Margaret (marr. 
Eobert Forbes, min. of this parish).— [Aber- 
deen Sas., viii., 146.] 

EOBEET FOEBES, born about 1623, 
son of James F. of Cloak, styled in 
Forbes ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1643) ; adm. before 17th 
Oct. 1654 ; died 12th Jan. 1675. He marr. 
Margaret, daugh. of Alexander Gordon, 
min. of this parish, and had issue — James ; 
John. 

JOHN FOEBES, M.A. ; pres. by Henry 
1 „ Forbes of Boyndlie in 1675; adm. 
before 6th March 1677 ; trans, to 
Kincardine ONeil about 1680. 

THOMAS ALEXANDEE, born 1662; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (4th July 1682); pres. 
by Charles, Earl of Mar, as patron of 
Logie, but right contested by Henry Forbes 
of Boyndlie, patron of Colstone, 1682; 
died 6th July 1715. He marr., and had 
issue — Alexander of Auchmull and Jacks- 
toun, served ; heir 14th Jan. 1724 ; Thomas, 
born 1713, died 22nd March 1720 ; Thomas, 



104 



LOGIE-MAR AND COLSTONE 



[PEESB. OF 



in Inverernan; Isobel (marr. John Shepherd, 
min. of this parish); Margaret (marr. (1) 
John Forbes of Inverernan : (2) Donald 
M'Swain, min. of StT&ihdon).— [Aberdeen 
Tests.] 

JOHN SHEPHERD, born 1675; ord. 

1716 to Muhnar 12th March 1701 ; called 
by the Presb. jure devohito 18th July, 

trans, and adm. 5th Sept. 1716 ; died 18th 
March 1748. He marr. (1) Oct. 1701, 
Isobel, daugh. of Thomas Alexander, min. 
of this parish, and had issue — George, min. 
of Newbattle ; Thomas, min. of Bourtie ; 
Christian (marr. John Forbes of Bellabeg) ; 
Isobel (marr. John Gordon of Crathie- 
naird) ; Helen (marr. Alexander Lumsden, 
in Wester Coull); Harry, born 1713, died 

1717 : (2) 17th Dec. 1747, Elizabeth Rose 
(died 27th May 1769), widow of James 
Farquhar, min. of Coull. — [Tombst.] 

JOHN M'INNES, born Inverness-shire 
1748 1690; educated at King's College 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (20th April 1710) 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 14th Dec 
1714; ord. to Crathie 10th Aug. 1715 
pres. by George II. 12th May, trans, and 
adm. 19th Oct. 1748 ; died Father of the 
Chuech 21st Oct. 1777. He marr. (1) 
Mary, daugh. of James Strachan, min. of 
Oyne: (2) Feb. 1742, Helen (died 26th 
Dec. 1774, aged 70), daugh. of William 
Forbes, min. of Tarves, and had issue — 
Janet, born 16th June 1743 (marr. Captain 
Alexander Fairbairn, 62nd Regiment) ; 
Neil, factor to Lord Huntly at Kinnordie, 
born 26th Nov. 1744; Florence, born 10th 
June 1746, died 5th May 1747 ; Susanna 
(twin), born 10th June 1746, died 20th 
Feb. 1747. — [Gonsistorial Processes, 766.] 

ROBERT FARQUHARSON of 
l779 Allargue, born Jan. 1748, son of 
Robert F. of Allargue, and Jean 
Grant ; educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1767) ; ord. missionary at 
Corgarff 29th April 1772; adm. to Kirk- 
michael 1st Oct. same year; pres. by 
James Farquharson of Invercauld 13th 
Dec. 1777; trans, and adm. 3rd Nov. 1779, 
his settlement being delayed owing to a 



dispute as to the patronage ; died 5th Jan. 
1826. He marr. 14th Dec. 1779, Elizabeth 
(died 31st Aug. 1836, aged 76), daugh. of 
James Innes, min. of Marnoch, and had 
issue — Robert of Allargue, thread manu- 
facturer, Paisley, born 13th Jan. 1783, died 
14th Feb. 1863; James, born 10th April 
1784, died in London 23rd March 1801 ; 
Colin, born 13th Aug. 1785, died young ; 
Francis of Breda, lieu t. -general in Indian 
Army, born 18th Feb. 1787, died 1872; 
Jane, born 6th March 1788 (marr. 21st 
April 1817, William Black, lieut., Bombay 
Marine), died 13th Jan. 1885 ; Andrew, 
born 29th July 1789, died v.p. ; Janet, 
born 10th April 1791 (marr. William Orr, 
merchant, Glasgow), died 10th Dec. 1883 ; 
John, M.D., min. of Rathven, born 17th 
April 1793 ; Thomas Morrison, merchant, 
Paisley, born 24th Oct. 1794 ; Charles, 
M.A., M.D., born 10th Jan. 1796, died at 
Lowerholme 2nd Sept. 1837 ; Mary Ann, 
born 19th April 1797 (marr. 1819, James 
Black of Willowbank, Aberdeen) ; Eliza- 
beth, born 21st July, 1799 (marr. Alexander 
Keith of Netherthird), died at Banff, 31st 
March 1873 ; George, born 26th Aug. 1800, 
went to Australia. Publication — Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vs..). — 
[Farquharson Genealogies, i., 40 ; Michie's 
Logie-Goldstone, 193 ; Tombst.] 

ANDREW TAWSE, born 1787, son of 
Andrew T., flax-dresser, Gallowgate, 
Aberdeen ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (28th March 
1805) ; tutor to the Farquharsons of 
Whitehouse, Tough ; licen. by Presb. of 
Alford 27th Nov. 1811 ; ord. min. of 
Scottish congregation at Dort, Holland, 
26th Oct. 1814, but not settled; adm. to 
College Chapel, Aberdeen, 13th Oct. 1819 ; 
pres. by George IV. 11th Feb., trans, 
and adm. 19th July 1826; died while 
conducting public worship 15th Dec. 
1833. He was an accomplished artist and 
musician. He marr. 9th March 1824, 
Helen (died 1st Nov. 1883), daugh. of 
George Grant, min. of Mortlach, and had 
issue — Alexander, born 19th Feb. 1825, 
died in India, May 1857 ; Harriet Ann 
Stewart, born 17th June 1827; Helen 



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105 



Oliphant, born 23rd June 1829, died 25th 
June 1864 ; Margaret, born 5th Dec. 1830, 
died Feb. 1835.— [Michie's Hist, of Logie- 
Coldstone, 194 ; Tombst.] 

JOHN M'HAEDY, born 13th Jan. 1785, 
1834 e ^ es * son °f Findlay M., farmer, 
Torgalter, Crathie (descended from 
an old family long resident in Dalgergie, 
Strathdon) ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (28th March 1803) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Caithness 19th June 1810 ; 
ord. (assistant) at Crathie [he was also the 
parish schoolmaster] 1st May 1816 ; pres. 
by Mrs Farquharson of Invercauld in 
March, and adm. 18th June 1834 ; died 
unmarr. 17th Jan. 1866. Publication — 
Account of the Parish (Neiv Stat. Ace, 
xii.). — [Michie's Logie-Goldstone, 194.] 

GEORGE DAVIDSON, born Torgalter, 
1857 Crathie, 17th Oct. 1825, son of Alex- 
ander D., farmer, and Ann, daugh. 
of Findlay M'Hardy, farmer, and sister of 
preceding min. ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1848); licen. by Presb. 
of Kincardine O'Neil 15th June 1852 ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 19th March 1857 ; 
LL.D. (Aberdeen 1886) ; died at Aberdeen, 
16th Sept. 1901. He was a noted botanist, 
and discovered Kieselguhr near Dinnet in 
a moss, which was profitably worked for 
several years. He marr. 19th May 1857, 
Mary Birnie (died 21st Feb. 1917), daugh. 
of James Ferguson of Altens, advocate, 
Aberdeen, and had issue — Jane Elizabeth, 
born 11th Nov. 1858, died 20th Aug. 1875 ; 
Ann, born 23rd Jan. 1860 (marr. 3rd Feb. 
1887, James Campbell, shipmaster), died 
30th Sept. 1924 ; Elizabeth Georgina, born 
22nd Nov. 1861 ; George, M.D., major 
R.A.M.C., born 31st Aug. 1863; John 
M'Hardy, born 17th April 1865; Mary 
Birnie Davidson, born 30th Nov. 1867; 
Alexander, born 19th Nov. 1869 ; Catherine, 

born 30th July 1872 (marr. M'Irvine) ; 

Charlotte Clark, born 27th Nov. 1874 

(marr. Low) ; Bertha Coltman, born 

24th Dec. 1878. 

JOHN RUGGAN, M.A.; trans, from 
1902 ^.ssynt 7t h March 1902 ; trans, to 
Burntisland 2nd March 1910. 



ROBERT ROBERTSON, born Ellon, 

1910 llt ^ 1 ^ an " 1865 ' son °f William R. 
and Jane Black ; educated at Ellon 
School, Grammar School, and Univ. of 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1886), B.D. (1889) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Aberdeen in 1889 ; assistant 
at Rosemount and North Parish, Aber- 
deen ; ord. (assistant and successor) to 
Skene 11th May 1893; trans, and adm. 
24th Aug. 1910. Marr. 24th .April 1895, 
Catherine Reid, daugh. of John Charnock 
Smart and Mary Hutchison, and has 
issue— May Rose, born 19th May 1896; 
Marguerite Hamilton, born 13th May 
1901 (marr. 11th Oct. 1922, Frank Reid, 
Glenesk). 

LOGIE-MAR. 

1567 AKTHUR SKENE, reader in 1567. 

ALEXANDER YOUNGSON, min. in 
1574, with Tarland, Migvie, Lum- 
phanan, and Echt also in the charge; 
removed to Echt about 1576. 



LUMPHANAN, of old 

LAN-FINAN. 

[In early times the church of this parish 
was dedicated to St Finan. There was a 
later dedication to St Vincent.] 

JOHN MICHELL, reader from 1567 to 
1567 1580. 

JOHN STRACHAN, min. in 1583 ; had 
a manse and glebe designated 22nd 
Jan. 1582-3. — [Aberdeen Homings, 
14th Sept. 1583.] 



1583 



JOHN ROSS, adm. before 3rd April 
1597 ; was a member of Assembly 
in 1602; still min. 4th May 1603; 
trans, to Braemar in 1608. 



1597 



1615 



ALEXANDEK STRACHAN, son of 
William S. of Kirkton of Kincardine 
O'Neil and Tulliefroskie ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1610); 
adm. before 1615 ; still min. 1st Nov. 1633. 
He marr. Agnes Troup. — [Reg. Mag. Sig., 
vii., 686, 1236.] 



106 



LUMPHANAN 



[PRESB. OF 



JOHN ROSS, min. at 31st Aug. 1647 
1647 and 12th Aug. 1648. 

WILLIAM SETON, M.A. ; adm. before 
1651 21st Oct. 1651 ; trans, to Drumblade 
before 16th May 1665. 

ALEXANDER MITCHELL, M.A. 
(Marischal College, 1659) ; adm. 
before 16th May 1665; deprived in 
1681 for not taking the Test ; died before 
April 1699. He marr. 16th May 1665, 
Marjory (died at Edinburgh, Feb. 1709), 
sister of John Menzies, Professor of 
Divinity in King's College, and had issue 
—Margaret (marr., pro. 9th April 1699, 
William Coutts, merchant, Edinburgh). — 
\Edin. Marr. and Bur. Reg. ; Scot. Notes 
and Queries, vii., 85 ; Wodrow's Hist., iii., 
360.] 

PATRICK LEITH, educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (11th July 
1676); adm. before Revolution ; dep. 
for engaging in Rebellion, etc., 4th Sept. 
1716. He marr. and had issue — William, 
a soldier in King William's and Queen 
Anne's Army, born 1680, died at Aberdeen, 
26th Nov. 1777. 

PATRICK GORDON, trans, from 

1717 Cushnie ; pres. by Sir William Forbes 

in April, called by the Presb. jure 

devoluto 8th May, and adm. 27th June 

1717 ; trans, to Fintray 25th Oct. 1732. 

WILLIAM ABEL, pres. by Sir Arthur 
Forbes in April, and ord. 4th July 
1733 ; trans, to Kincardine O'Neil 



168- 



1733 



14th Oct. 1742. 



FRANCIS DAUNEY, M.A. ; called 
2nd March, and ord. 8th June 1743 ; 
trans, to Banchory-Ternan 6th July 



1743 

1758. 



JOHN OGILVIE, pres. by Sir Arthur 
l7sa Forbes of Craigievar Dec. 1758 ; ord. 
15th March 1759; trans, to Midmar 
27th March 1760. 

WILLIAM MORRICE, pres. by Sir 
Arthur Forbes, Bart., of Craigievar, 
Dec. 1760 ; ord. 6th May 1761 ; trans, 
to Kincardine O'Neil 24th June 1772. 



1772 



WILLIAM SHAND, born 1740, son of 
William S., Craighall ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1761); licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 25th 
March 1768; ord. assistant at Newhills 
10th Aug. that year; pres. by Sir Arthur 
Forbes, Bart., of Craigievar in June, and 
adm. 26th Aug. 1772 ; died 2nd Jan. 1826. 
He marr. 9th Jan. 1790, Margaret (died 10th 
Sept. 1793, aged 28), daugh. of William 
Morrice, min. of this parish, and had issue 
— Rachel, born 4th June 1792 (marr. 17th 
Feb. 1810, Hugh Arthur Low, merchant, 
Aberdeen) ; Margaret, born 10th Dec. 1793 
(marr. 29th Aug. 1820, Harry Lamond of 
Pitmurchy), died 8th July 1882. Publica- 
tion — Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, vi.). 

CHARLES M'COMBIE of Tillyfour, 
1826 k° rn 1804, eldest son of Charles M. 
of Tillyfour and Ann Black; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (3rd April 1820); licen. by Presb. 
of Alford 29th March 1826; pres. by Sir 
John Forbes, Bart., of Craigievar in May, 
and ord. 24th Aug. same year ; LL.D. 
(Marischal College [last conferred by it] 8th 
Sept. 1860) ; died 25th Aug. 1874. He marr. 

(1) 11th June 1835, Isabella Elizabeth (died 
28th July 1838, aged 23), daugh. of Robert 
Scott, min. of Glenbuchat, and had issue 
— Charles, born 2nd April 1836 died on 
passage on Horizon from Liverpool to Mel- 
bourne 22nd Nov. 1857 ; Mary Margaret, 
born 23rd Oct. 1837, died 16th March 1839 : 

(2) 9th May 1843, Eliza (died 13th March 
1868), eldest daugh. of Henry Lamond of 
Pitmurchy, and had issue — Harry, M.A., 
in Oriental Bank, born 16th June 1844, 
died 23rd Jan. 1871 ; Ann Helen, born 19th 
Dec. 1845, died 25th Aug. 1865 ; Margaret 
Shand, born 8th May 1847 (marr. 13th 
June 1871, Henry David Adamson of 
Balquhain); William, born 6th Nov. 1848, 
died 20th Feb. 1871 ; William Lamond, 
born 24th May 1850, died 9th Aug. 1867; 
Isabella Morrice, born 5th Sept. 1851 (marr. 
Thomas Young, D.D., min. of Ellon) ; 
Helen, born 25th Jan. 1853, died 19th June 
1868 ; Rachel, born 26th Sept. 1854 (marr. 
John Duthie, shipbuilder) ; Thomas, news- 



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1882 



1913 



paper editor, Cape Town, born 2nd Jan. 
1856, drowned 18th Oct. 1891.— [Aberdeen- 
shire Epitaphs and Inscriptions, 29, 342.] 

WILLIAM DAVID HEEALD, ord. 
12th Feb. 1875 ; trans, to Duns 5th 
1875 May 1882. 

MATTHEW CHAETERIS THOR- 
BURN, born 1848, son of John 
T., farmer, and Jane Charteris, 
cousin of Archibald Hamilton C, D.D., 
LL.D. ; licen. by Presb. of Dunkeld ; assist- 
ant at Sorn; ord. 21st Sept. 1882; died 
2nd Oct. 1912. He marr. 12th Sept. 1883, 
Nellie Miller (died 30th July 1921), eldest 
daugh. of George Ireland, manufacturer, 
Dundee, and had issue— George Ireland, 
born 27th July 1884, died 21st Feb. 1924 ; 
Jane Charteris, born 16th April 1891. 

FRANCIS CANTLIE DONALD, born 

Mortlach, 2nd Oct. 1882, son of John 
D. and Mary Cantlie ; educated at 
Mortlach School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1905); licen. by Presb. of Strath- 
bogie May 1911 ; was assistant-master at 
Laurencekirk and Aberchirder Schools ; 
ord. 13th Feb. 1913. Marr. 4th Oct. 1913, 
Mary, daugh. of Alexander Reid and Mary 
Craig. 



MIDMAR AND KINAIRNEY. 

[These parishes were united on 6th 
February 1740. 

Midmar. — The church of Midmar was 
dedicated to St Nidan of Llanedan in 
Wales. It belonged to the Priory of St 
Andrews. In the churchyard of the present 
church is a fine stone circle. 

Kinairney. — The church of Kinairney 
was dedicated to St Mary. It belonged 
to the Abbey of Arbroath.] 

WILLIAM ROBERTSON, reader in 
1567 1567. 

GILBERT JOHNSTON, reader from 
1574 1574 to 1580. 

JOHN STRACHAN, educated at King's 

1633 College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1623) ; 

adm. before 1st Nov. 1633 ; dep. 

between 6th May 1656 and 23rd April 1657; 



at the latter date the Synod recommended 
him to various Presbs. for charitable supply 
on account of his very poor condition and 
numerous family. He marr. Beatrix, daugh. 
of John Chalmerof Balnacraig, andhad issue. 
— [Brechin Tests. ; Spalding Miscell. ,iii., 76.] 

WILLIAM DOUGLAS of Blackmiln, 
les _ son of William D., min. of Aboyne ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen, 1643-7; adm. between 21st April and 
20th Oct. 1657 ; had an augmentation of 
stipend 14th June 1665 ; died after 18th 
March 1679. He marr. Janet, daugh. of 
Lumsden of Cairndai, and had issue — 
Robert of Blackmiln, Logie-Colstone, died 
April 1724 [father of Francis D., well-known 
printer, author, and publisher of the Aber- 
deen Intelligencer, 1719-86]; William; Helen 
(marr. Alexander Alexander of Auchmull) ; 
Jean (marr. Robert Gelly, merchant, Aber- 
deen) ; Margaret, to whom Robert Douglas, 
soap - boiler, Leith, was served nearest 
agnate, 11th Aug. 1688 ; Mary, died at 
Leith, 14th June 1705, aged 31.— [Inq. Ret. 
de Tut., 1110; Aberdeen Journal Notes 
and Queries, iv., 2 ; Aberdeen Kirk-Session 
Record^] 

V WILLIAM BURNET, perhaps a son of 
16 „ Thomas B. of Sauchen ; educated 
at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(19th July 1664) became schoolmaster of 
Alford ; passed trials before the Presb., 
was recommended, 3rd Feb. 1664, for licence 
when the bishop was not in the country, 
and again 2nd April 1668 ; certified for 
ordination 16th Nov. 1670 ; adm. to Kil- 
drummy before 15th March 1671 ; deprived 
on refusing to take the Test in 1681 ; adm. 
here before 1683 ; died between 5th and 
25th Oct. 1699. He marr. (1) Jean Barclay, 
and had issue — Robert; Marjory (marr. 
James Anderson, min. of Cluny) ; Barbara 
Jean ; Anna ; Katherine (marr. William 
Mair, min. of Kincardine O'Neil : (2) Janet 
Douglas, who survived him. — [Aberdeen 
Poll-Booh, i., 193; O. R. Homings, 8th 
Jan. 1705.] 

JOHN SHEPHERD, called 13th Nov. 
1701 1700 ; ord. 12th March 1701 ; trans, 
to Logie-Colstone 5th Sept. 1716. 



108 



MIDMAR AND KINAIRNEY 



[PRESB. OF 



ALEXANDER GARIOCH, born 1677 ; 
,„,_ educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen, 4th July 1695 ; became assist- 
ant to the schoolmaster of Carnbee from 
15th March 1696 to 11th July 1697; licen. 
by Presb. of Kincardine ONeil 22nd Dec. 
1703; ord. to Kinairney 4th Sept. 1706; 
pres. by Sir William Forbes, Bart., of 
Craigievar in Aug., and called by the Presb. 
jure devoluto 11th Sept., trans, and adm. 31st 
Oct. 1717 ; died 13th Dec. 1758. He marr. 
Aug. 1721, Isobel (died 10th Dec. 1778), 
daugh. of John Gordon of Edintore, and 
had issue — Jean (marr. William Wemyss 
of Craighall) ; Elizabeth (marr. William 
Forbes, min. of Airth). 

JOHN OGLLVIE, born 18th Nov. 1732, 
1760 son of James O., min. of First Charge, 
Aberdeen ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of 
Aberdeen, 16th July 1755 ; ord. to Lum- 
phanan 15th March 1759 ; pres. by George 
II. 10th May same year ; trans, and adm. 
27th March 1760 ; D.D. (Marischal College, 
Aberdeen, 7th Oct. 1766); app. 29th May 
1775 a member of the Committee for the 
Revision of the Paraphrases, and contri- 
buted Paraphrase LXIL, " Lo ! in the last 
of days," to the 1781 collection ; died 
17th Nov. 1813. An anonymous author 
says of him : " Ogilvie, with powers far 
above the common order, did not know how 
to use them with effect. He was an able 
man lost. His intellectual wealth and 
industry were wasted in huge and unhappy 
speculations. Of all his books there is not 
one which, as a whole, can be expected to 
please the general reader. Noble senti- 
ments, brilliant conceptions, and poetic 
graces, may be culled in profusion from 
the mass ; but there is no production in 
which they so predominate (some of his 
minor pieces excepted) as to induce it to be 
selected for a happier fate than the rest. 
Had the same talent which Ogilvie threw 
away on a number of objects been con- 
centrated on one, and that one chosen with 
judgment and taste, he might have rivalled 
in popularity the most renowned of his 
contemporaries." He was, however, one of 
the most notable literary clergymen of his 



time. It was to him while dining with 
Boswell, in London in 1763, that Johnson 
remarked, " Let me tell you the noblest 
prospect which a Scotsman ever sees is 
the high road which leads him to England." 
Of O.'s verses Johnson " could find no 
thinking in them," and said that when lie 
and O. met, the latter " must give us none 
of his poetry." Boswell, on the other hand, 
had a good opinion of the Day of Judgment, 
remarking that it has " no inconsiderable 
share of merit." He marr. 22nd Jan. 1771, 
Margaret (died 18th Sept. 1804, aged 52), 
daugh. of Patrick Reid, min. of Clatt, and 
had issue — Margaret, born 30th Jan. 1772, 
died 10th May 1844 ; James, M.A., author 
of the Ogilviad, born 22nd March 1773, 
died abroad ; Patrick, M.A., surgeon, St 
Domingo, born 15th Sept. 1774, died 5th 
Sept. 1794 ; Jane Fletcher, born 28th 
Feb. 1776, died 2nd June 1850 ; John, 
born 25th Sept. 1777, died in West Indies, 
27th Sept. 1799 ; William, born 19th April 
1779, died 20th Nov. 1791 ; Robert, M.A., 
lieutenant in Army, born 10th Nov. 1780, 
died on the coast of Malabar, 29th Feb. 
1804; George, born 21st Aug. 1782, died 
5th Feb. 1783; Elizabeth, born 20th Oct. 
1784, died 17th Sept. 1850; Walter, M.A., 
under-master in Gordon's Hospital, born 
30th April 1786, died in London, 11th 
May 1822 ; Simpson, advocate, Aberdeen, 
born 9th Nov. 1787, died 2nd March 1830. 
Publications — The Day of Judgment : A 
Poem (Edinburgh, 1753) ; Poems on Several 
Subjects (London, 1762; 2 vols., 1769); 
Providence : An Allegorical Poem (London, 
1 764) ; Solitude, or the Elysium of the Poets : 
A Vision (1765) ; Sermons on Several Sub- 
jects (Edinburgh, 1767); Paradise: A Poem 
(1769) ; Philosophical and Critical Obser- 
vations on Composition, 2 vols. (London, 
1774); Bona: A Poem in Seven Books 
(London, 1777) ; An Inquiry into the 
Causes of the Infidelity and Scepticism of 
the Times (London, 1783); The Fane of 
the Druids (London, 1789); The Theology 
of Plato compared with the Principles of 
Oriental and Grecian Philosophers (London, 
1793) ; Britannia : A National Epic Poem 
in Twenty Books (Aberdeen [portrait of 
author], 1801) ; An Examination of the 



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109 



Evidence from Prophecy on Behalf of the 
Christian Religion, a sermon (Aberdeen, 
1803) ; Triumphs of Christianity over 
Deism (Dalkeith, 1805); Sermon XII. 
(Scotch Preacher, iii.); "Ode to Melan- 
choly " ( Weekly Mag., xl.) ; Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, ii.). — [Bos- 
well's Johnson (Hill's edition), i., 421, 425 ; 
M'Cosh's Scottish Philosophy, 241 ; Mac- 
lagan's Scottish Paraphrases, 44, 171, 186 ; 
Julian's Diet, of Hymnology, 682, 856 ; 
Nichol's Illustrations of Lit. Hist., iv., 835 ; 
Scots. Mag., 1814, 79 ; Diet. Nat. Biog.] 

GEOKGE MIDDLETON, born 1753, 
son of Kobert M., Tarland ; educated 
at Marischal College; M.A. (1779) 
licen. by Presb. of Alford 7th Dec. 1785 
ord. assistant at Auldearn 11th April 1792 
app. missionary at Enzie by General 
Assembly 26th May 1794 ; pres. by Sir 
William Forbes, Bart., of Craigievar, in 
March and adm. 8th July 1814; died 
24th Dec. 1836. He marr. (1) (name not 
recorded), who died 10th Oct. 1802, aged 
18 : (2) 13th May 1809, Margaret (died 18th 
Aug. 1847), daugh. of William Tod of 
Pittensen, and had issue — George Alex- 
ander, born 29th March 1810; Helen, 
born 21st Aug. 1811 (marr. 13th Feb. 1838, 
A. F. Martin, surgeon, Strichen), died 8th 
June 1844. Publication — Account of the 
Parish {New Stat. Ace, xi.). 

GEORGE COOK, M.A. ; pres. by Sir 

1S37 J° nn Forbes of Craigievar, Bart., in 

March, and ord. 15th June 1837 ; 

trans, to Kincardine O'Neil 16th May 1854. 

WILLIAM ROBERTSON, pres. 
by Queen Victoria 21st June, and 
ord. 7th Sept. 1854 ; trans, to St 
Bernard's, Edinburgh, 11th April 1856. 

WILLIAM ADAM SMITH, born 1st 
.„_ May 1824, son of Adam S., min. of 
Towie ; educated at Marischal Col- 
lege, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1842) ; became 
schoolmaster of Fordoun ; ord. to Chapel- 
shade, Dundee, 4th Jan. 1849 ; trans, to 
Towie 20th Jan. 1852; pres. by Sir 
William Forbes, trans, and adm. 28th 
Aug. 1856; dem. 10th Feb. 1859, and 
became a farmer at Chorley ; was some- 



time min. at Charters Towers ; died in 
Queensland, 29th April 1894. He marr. 
14th Sept. 1852, Jane, daugh. of James 
Paull, min. of Tullynessle, and had issue — 
James Paull, born 5th Oct. 1853 ; Isabella 
Jane (marr. (1) Thomas Napier, ship- 
owner, Montrose : (2) Alexander Clark, 
Presbyterian min., North Sydney); William 
Adam, born 4th March 1858, died in 
Queensland, 20th March 1905. 

EDWARD LUMSDEN, born 31st 
1859 March 1829, son of Thomas L. and 
Elizabeth Robertson ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1855) ; assist- 
ant at Greenside, Edinburgh ; ord. 28th 
April 1859; dem. 19th May 1904; died 
14th July 1914. He marr. 3rd June 1862, 
Janet Richardson (born 3rd April 1839, 
died 16th March 1903), only daugh. of 
Charles Downie of Ashfield, and had issue 
— Charles Downie, advocate, Aberdeen, born 
9th June 1863 ; Mary Leith,.born 18th May 
1866 (marr. George Ferries, D.D., min. 
of Cluny); Edward Robertson, advocate, 
Aberdeen, born 18th April 1869 ; Elizabeth 
(twin), born 18th April 1869 (marr. George 
Murray, min. of Balmaclellan) ; Janet, born 
29th Aug. 1870, died 14th March 1923; 
Thomas William, M.D., London, born 20th 
Dec. 1874; Anne Finlayson Hayward, born 
24th Jan. 1875 (marr. (1) 23rd April 1897, 
Robert Wace : (2) Sept. 1916, the Rev. 
William Ernest Pelham, Maiden). 

JOHNSTON OLIPHANT, M.A., B.D. ; 

,_-. ord. 23rd Sept. 1904 ; trans, to Aber- 
1904 , T , 

corn 14th July 1908. 

FRANCIS M'HARDY, M.A., B.D. ; 
trans, from West Parish, Galashiels, 
12th Nov. 1908; trans, to Mon- 
quhitter 19th Jan. 1917. 

DAVID CRAWFORD, born Glasgow, 
„ 9th June 1872, son of Thomas C, 
artist, and Martha Berkeley; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Paisley May 1902 ; assistant at Dun- 
barton, St Vincent's Church, Glasgow, and 
Craigmillar, locum tenens at Fintray, Auch- 
indoir, and Inverkeithny ; ord. to Bressay 
27th Oct. 1909; trans, and adm. 5th July 



110 



BANKHEAD CHAPEL— KINAIRNEY 



[presb. or 



1917. Marr. 14th July 1910, Grace Craig 
Hunter, daugh. of James Archibald Camp- 
bell, ruin, of Fetlar, and has issue — James 
Archibald Campbell, born 24th Nov. 1911 ; 
Vida Olave Monica, born 12th July 1918. 



BANKHEAD CHAPEL. 

[Retained by Free Church in 1843.] 



1839 



JAMES M'GOWN, born 1807, son of 
James M., artificer, Glasgow; edu- 
cated at Glasgow Univ. and Original 
Secession Divinity Hall ; licen. by Original 
Secession Presb. of Glasgow, 19th Jan. 
1830; ord. to Original Secession Chapel, 
Midmar, 29th Aug. 1832. Joined the 
Church of Scotland in 1839. Joined the 
Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Bankhead 
Free Church, 1843-5 ; min. of Bervie Free 
Church, 1845-6 ; trans, to Broomknoll Free 
Church, Airdrie, 1846 ; died 2nd June 1864. 
He marr. 1835, Ann G. Cochran. — [Scott's 
Annals of Orig. Sec. Church, 403, 507.] 



KINAIRNEY. 

1567 JAMES LINDSAY, reader in 1567. 

JOHN STRACHAN, reader from Nov. 
1570 1570 to 1585. 

JOHN GRAHAM, min. in 1574, with 
7 ' Midmar, Dalmoak, and Peterculter 
also in the charge. 

WILLIAM BURNETT of Sauchen, 
]Rn7 M.A. (Marischal College before 
1604); adm. before 3rd Dec. 1607; 
still min. in 1638. He acquired the lands 
of Sauchen, Cairnday, etc., by an apprising. 
He was a most litigious person, and many 
actions at his instance are recorded in the 
Aberdeen Sheriff-Court Books. He marr. 
Catherine, daugh. of James Reid, min. of 
Banchory-Ternan, and had issue — Bessie, 
contracted in marriage on 10th Feb. 
1642, to Thomas, eldest son of the second 
marriage of Sir Thomas Burnett of Leys, 
Bart., whom failing, William, whom failing, 
James, also sons of said Sir Thomas (she 



marr. 1648 the said Thomas) ; Helen, also 
contracted to marry the said Burnetts, in 
case of the failure of her sister (marr. 
George, fifth son of Sir Thomas Gordon of 
Cluny) ; a daugh. (marr. Ludovic Gordon, 
min. of Aboyne). — [Burnetts of Leys, 257 ; 
Aberdeen Sas., ii. 166, iv. 387.] 

ALEXANDER ROSE, M.A; adm. 
1649 before 3r d -^I a y 1649 ; trans, to 
Monymusk 9th Oct. 1653. 

ARTHUR ROSS, M.A. ; adm. before 
1656 6th May 1656; trans, to Old Deer 
before 27th Oct. 1663. 

GEORGE INNES, M.A.; trans, from 
1663 Dipple, an d adm. before 25th Nov. 
1663 ; trans, to Belhelvie 8th March 
1668. 

JAMES THOMSON, born Kincardine- 
16 _ shire about 1651 ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (9th July 
1672) ; adm. before 1683 ; died between 
17th Oct. and 1st Nov. 1705. He marr. 
and had issue — Helen ; Agnes ; Elizabeth. 
— [Aberdeen Poll-Book, i., 202.] 

ALEXANDER GARIOCH, M.A. ; 
17o6 called 8th May, and ord. 4th Sept. 
1706; trans, to Midmar 31st Oct. 
1717. 

ALEXANDER PHILIP, called by the 
171g Presb. jure devoluto 19th Nov. 1718 ; 
ord. 21st Jan. 1719, trans, to Desk- 
ford 27th April 1720. 

ALEXANDER GARDEN, M.A. ; called 
1720 ^7 tne Presb. jure devoluto 23rd Nov., 
and ord. 28th Dec. 1720; trans, to 
Birse 12th Oct. 1726. 

ANDREW GAULD, M.A. ; called by 
172 _ the Presb. jure devoluto 25th Oct. 
1727; ord. 13th Feb. 1728; trans, 
to Auchterless 11th June 1730. 

GEORGE LARGUE, M.A.; called by 
1731 the Presb. jure devoluto 8th June, 
and ord. 27th July 1731 ; trans, to 
Rathen 14th Jan. 1741. 



KINCARDINE O^EIL] 



STRACHAN 



111 



STRACHAN. 

[The incumbent of Strachan was Arch- 
deacon of Brechin.] 

JOHN IRVINE, reader from 1574 to 
1574 1580. 



1585 



JAMES ROSS, adm. before 1585 ; trans, 
to Third Charge, Aberdeen, 11th 



Sept. 1599. 



v THOMAS BURNETT of Slowie, second 
son of William B. of Slowie and 
Jane Chalmer, and grandson of 
Alexander B. of Leys ; adm. in 1599 ; in 
1607 his house was infected with the 
pest, on which two professional " clengers " 
(cleansers) were sent for from Dundee to 
come with all speed, when they received 
from some neighbouring gentlemen, a bond 
for 500 merks ; died Aug. 1637. He marr. 
Christian, daugh. of Andrew Strachan, min. 
of Logie-Durno, and had issue — Andrew ; 
Thomas; James; Christian. — [Reg. of Deeds, 
cclxxii. 161, dxviii. 405 ; Reg. Mag. Sig., 
viii., 644 ; Brechin Tests. ; Chambers's Dom. 
Ann., i. ; Aberdeen Sas., iii. 174, v. 401.] 

. GEORGE BURNETT, M.A.; adm. 
before 1641 ; trans, to Kincardine 



1641 



O'Neil before 19th Oct. 1658. 



1659 



JOHN STRACHAN, younger son of Dr 
Robert S., physician in Montrose ; 
became schoolmaster of Montrose 
24th Sept. 1656; adm. before 17th Aug. 
1659 ; died between 28th Jan. and 26th 
Feb. 1701 at a great age. He marr. (1) 
Beatrix (died June 1668), third daugh. of 
David Strachan, Bishop of Brechin, and 
had issue — Robert, rector of the .Grammar 
School, Montrose ; Jean : (2) Aug. 1669, 
Margaret, daugh. of John Speid of Ardovie, 
and had issue — George, merchant, Mon- 
trose; James ; Alexander ; John. — [Brechin 
Tests. ; Brechin Marr. Reg.] 

ALEXANDER SIMM, educated at 
ll702 King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(15th June 1697); licen. by Presb. 
of Garioch 22nd Jan. 1702 ; called 9th 
June, and ord. 23rd Sept. 1702; died 
probably unmarr. after 23rd June 1703. 



1704 



LEWIS REID, born Banchory-Ternan, 
bapt. 28th Dec. 1676, son of Thomas 
R. (second son of Robert R., min. 
of Banchory-Ternan), and Jane Burnett, 
niece of .Sir Thomas Burnett of Leys ; 
educated at Marischal College ; M.A. (3rd 
June 1697) ; called by the Presb. jure 
devoluto 9th Dec. 1703; ord. 21st March 
1704; died 26th Nov. 1762. He marr. 
1704 (1) Margaret (born 25th March 1673, 
died 1732), one of the twenty-nine children 
of David Gregory of Kinairdy [father of 
the Academic Gregories] by his second 
wife, Isobel Gordon, and had issue — David, 
born 1705, died 1780; Thomas, Scottish 
philosopher, founder of the " Common 
Sense" School of Philosophy, min. of 
New Machar (q.v.), born 26th April 1710 ; 
Isobel, died unmarr. 1770; Jane,. "after a 
misalliance," died about 1753 : (2) Aug. 
1735, Janet (died 26th Jan. 1798, aged 87), 
daugh. of Alexander Fraser of Phopachy, 
Inverness-shire, and had issue — Margaret, 
born 8th Feb. 1738 (marr. Alexander 
Leslie, min. of Fordoun) ; Elizabeth, born 
13th July 1740, died unmarr., at Edinburgh, 
1772; Grace, born 8th Feb. 1742 (marr. 
John Rose, min. of Udny) ; Robert, born 
18th Jan. 1748; Mary, born 26th June 
1750, died unmarr., at Aberdeen, 1771. — 
[Dugald Stewart's Life of Thomas Reid; 
Scots Mag., lxv. ; Prof. Campbell Fraser's 
Thomas Reid ["Famous Scots Series"] ; The 
Academic Gregories [same series] ; Fergus- 
son's Sons of the Manse, 203-8 ; Diet. 
Nat. Biog.] 

JOHN RAMSAY, born Fife, 1732; 
licen. by Presb. of Brechin 2nd 
Aug. 1758 ; became min. of a 
Presbyterian congregation at Kirkley, 
Northumberland ; pres. by Sir Alexander 
Ramsay of Balmain in May, and adm. 
27th July 1763; dem. 26th Nov. 1800; 
died at Aberdeen, 4th Aug. 1821. He 
marr. Jean Thomson, who died 30th Oct. 
1821. Publication— Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, v.). — [Tombst.] 

WILLIAM THOMSON, born 1764, a 

native of Annandale; M.A. (King's 

1801 College, 1783); pres. by Francis 

Russell of Blackhall in March, and ord. 



1763 



112 



STRACHAN 



[PKESB. OF 



7th May 1801 ; died 20th Nov. 1807. He 
rnarr. 19th June 1804, Helen Adamson, 
who died s.p>. 22nd April 1855, aged 70. 
— [Tombst.] 



1808 



JAMES BEYCE, born 1785, son of John 
B., min. of South Parish, Aberdeen; 
educated at Marischal College,Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1800) ; pres. by Mrs Russell 
of Blackball in May, and ord. 31st Aug. 
1808 ; app. by Hon. Court of Directors 
of the H.E.I.C.S. chaplain on the Bengal 
Establishment 11th April 1814; D.D. 
(Edinburgh, 12th Aug. 1818); dem. in 
1836 ; was suspended by the General As- 
sembly with others, 30th May 1842, from 
his judicial functions as a member of the 
Presb. and other superior judicatories, till 
after 1st March 1843, for holding com- 
munion with the ministers of Strathbogie ; 
died at Edinburgh, 11th March 1866. He 
marr. 7th Jan. 1822, Mary (died 6th Feb. 
1883, aged 80),daugh. of Hugh Meiklejohn, 
D.D., min. of Abercorn, and had issue — 
Mary, 'born 26th Nov. 1823, died 1845 ; 
Anne Isabella, born and died 1828, aged 
6 weeks ; Anne Elizabeth, born 21st Oct. 
1830, died 1838 ; John Henry, lieut. Bengal 
Artillery, born 13th Nov. 1832, died in 
defence of Lucknow, 8th Aug. 1857 ; 
Harriet Flora MacWhirter, born 17th April 
1841 (marr. George Thomas Jamieson, D.D., 
min. of Portobello), died 28th Jan. 1907. 
Publications — A Sketch of the State of 
British India, with a View to pointing out 
the Best Means of civilising its Inhabi- 
tants (Edinburgh, 1810); On the Ecclesi- 
astical Establishment of the Church of 
Scotland as it exists in Scotland, and is 
now 'extended to British India, a sermon 
(Calcutta, 1815) ; The Preaching of the 
Gospel, the Effectual Means of diffusing 
among Mankind a Knowledge of the True 
God, a sermon (London, 1818) ; Sermons 
(London, 1818) ; Christian Prospects in 
British India (Edinburgh, 1833); The 
Present Position of the Church of Scot- 
land : A Letter (Edinburgh, 1838) ; Second 
Letter (Edinburgh, 1839) ; Speech in the 
Commission of Assembly on the Strath- 
bogie Case (Edinburgh, 1839); Sketch of 
Native Education in India, under the 



Superintendence of the Church of Scotland 
(London, 1839) ; The Non-Intrusion Ques- 
tion : Speeches on the Earl of Aberdeen's 
Bill and the Strathbogie Case (London, 
1840) ; A Letter to the Rev. R. S. Candlish 
[occasioned by his Letter to the Marquis of 
Normanby] (Edinburgh, 1841); The "Pith 
and Marrow " of the Present Controversy 
in the Church of Scotland (London, 1841) ; 
Speech delivered in the General Assembly, 
May 1841, on the Case of the Strathbogie 
Ministers (Edinburgh, 1841) ; The Danger 
of Young Men falling into Infidelity 
(Aberdeen, 1842) ; Letter to the Ministers 
of the Convocation (Edinburgh, 1843) ; 
Speech on Endowing the Catholic College 
of Maynooth (Edinburgh, 1845) ; Speech on 
the Bill for the Abolition of Tests in the 
Universities of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1845) ; 
Ten Tears of the Church of Scotland, 
1833-43, 2 vols. (Edinburgh, 1850) ; Public 
Education in its Relation to Scotland and 
its Parish Schools (Edinburgh, 1854) ; 
Appeal on Behalf of Native Education in 
India (Edinburgh, 1855). — [Cat. Edin. 
Univ. Lib., i., 574.] 

ALEXANDER CUSHNT, pres. by Mrs 
Russell of Blackball Nov. 1814; ord. 
29th March 1815 ; trans, to Rayne 
7th June 1820. 

JAMES GORDON GARIOCH, born 
Aberdeenshire, 1783 ; educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(28th March 1812); licen. by Presb. of 
Kincardine O'Neil 27th Nov. 1817; pres. 
by Mrs Russell of Blackhall in July, and 
ord. 14th Sept. 1820 ; died 9th Nov. 1835. 
He marr. 30th Dec. 1824, Helen (died 21st 
Oct. 1876), eldest daugh. of John Roger, 
min. of Kincardine O'Neil, and had issue — 
Frances Farquharson, born 4th Oct. 1825 
(marr. 3rd May 1848, Alexander Rhind, 
Free Church min., Knockando) ; Mary 
Russell, bom 2nd Feb. 1827 (marr. 31st 
Aug. 1854, John Bain, min. of Free Church, 
Delting) ; Catherine Forbes, born 14th 
June 1828, died unmarr. 21st Dec. 1889; 
Jane Charlotte, born 18th Jan. 1830 (marr. 
17th Dec. 1878, William Burnett, min. 
of Free Church, Huntly) ; James John, 
coffee-planter, Ceylon, born 24th Oct. 1831, 



1820 



Kincardine o'neil] STRACHAN— TARLAND AND MIGVIE 



113 



18S6 



died at Aberdeen, 1889 ; Rachel, born 15th 
Aug. 1833 (marr. 26th March 1857, William 
Leslie Reid, advocate, Aberdeen). — [The 
Descendants of James Young, 182.] 

DAVID SCOTT FERGUSSON, born 
11th June 1808, son of Andrew 
F., min. of Maryton ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1822-6, and 
Univs. of St Andrews and Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Brechin 27th Jan. 1831 ; 
pres. by Sir James Carnegie of Southesk, 
Bart., Nov. 1835; ord. 10th June 1836. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; min. 
of Free Church, Strachan, 1843-97; died 
4th Sept. 1897. He marr. (1) 21st June 
1836, Elizabeth, youngest daugh. of Alex- 
ander Duthie, Customs officer, Aberdeen, 
and had issue — David Scott, born 23rd 
Aug. 1837 : (2) 1st Jan. 1877, Margaret 
(died 15th Feb. 1907, aged 84), daugh. 
of John Emslie, hotel-keeper, and Jane 
Camming. Publication — Account of the 
Parish (A T ew Stat. Ace, xi.). 

DAVID MARTIN, born 1802, son of 
David M., land surveyor, and Mar- 
garet Pringle ; ord. 21st Sept. 1843 ; 
died 13th June 1861. He marr. 24th July 
1844, Mary (died s.p. 1st Feb. 1879), daugh. 
of William Millington, Shareshill, Stafford- 
shire. 

ALEXANDER M'LEAN, born Inchture, 
18el 5th March 1828, son of John M. and 
Helen Bowman ; educated at Inch- 
ture School, Perth Academy, and Univs. 
of St Andrews and Edinburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dundee ; assistant at Erskine ; 
missionary at Brodick, 1854-7 ; assistant 
at St Paul's, Dundee, 1857-9; ord. to 
Wallacetown Chapel, Dundee, 17th Feb. 
1859 ; trans, and adm. 7th Nov. 1861 ; dem. 
Oct. 1906 ; died 26th Feb. 1913. He marr. 
5th Jan. 1869, Patricia Collins (died 26th 
Feb. 1913), only daugh. of John Grant 
Dawson, advocate, Aberdeen, and Elsie, 
daugh. of George Barrack, Old Aberdeen, 
and had issue — John Dawson, min. of 
Maryton, born 22nd July 1870 ; Alexander, 
born 9th Feb. 1872 ; Helen Bowman, born 
28th Dec. 1873, went to California ; Hugh 
Barrack, farmer, Canada, born 9th May 

VOL. VI. 



1876 ; Elsie Margaret, born 5th Oct. 1878 ; 
George Barrack, engineer, born 24th Jan. 
1881 ; Patricia Collins, born 5th Dec. 
1882; William James, engineer, born 31st 
March 1885 ; Anne Gladstone, teacher, 
Fettercairn, born 29th June 1887 ; Grace 
Grant, born 8th Nov. 1889 ; Emily Duranti, 
born 4th April 1892. 

ANDREW TWEEDIE, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 
lgo7 15th Feb. 1907 ; trans, to Maryculter 
13th June 1917. 

PETER CARMICHAEL MARR, born 
„ Leith, 9th Aug. 1889, son of Andrew 
M., Leith, and Christina Carmichael ; 
educated at Trinity Academy and Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1912), B.D. (1916) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh May 1916 ; 
assistant at Dalziel in 1916 ; missionary at 
Darnconner Chapel in 1917 ; ord. 27th 
Sept. that year ; dem. 1st Oct. 1919 ; 
assistant at Linlithgow 1922; adm. min. 
of Haywood 27th Nov. 1923. 

JAMES ALEXANDER WADDELL 
1920 MULLIGAN, born Portadown, 25th 
June 1862, son of John H. M. 
and Jane Wallace ; educated at Belfast 
Academy and Queen's Univ., Belfast ; BA. 
(1886); licen. by Presb. of Carrickfergus 
1st May 1888 ; assistant at Abbey Church, 
Rutland Square, Dublin ; ord. to Ray 
Manor Cunningham, 9th Dec. 1890 ; trans, 
to Groomsport, Co. Down, 10th May 1904 ; 
trans, to Ruthrieston 22nd Feb. 1911 ; trans, 
and adm. 15th Jan. 1920. Marr. 11th Sept. 
1894, Jemima, daugh. of the Rev. James 
Anderson, M.A., and Mary M'Elhinney, 
and has issue — John H., M.B., Ch.B., born 
22nd June 1895 ; James A., student of 
medicine, born 9th Jan. 1899 ; Hugh W., 
M.B., Ch.B., born 13th Nov. 1901. 



TARLAND AND MIGVIE. 

[These parishes were united early in the 
seventeenth century. There is a church in 
each parish. 

Tarland. — The church of Tarland was 
dedicated to St Mathulach. It belonged 
to the Priory of St Andrews. A fair of 
St Luag was held at Tarland. 



H 



114 



TARLAND AND MIGVIE 



[presb. or 



Migvie. — The church of Migvie was 
dedicated to St Finan. It belonged to the 
Priory of St Andrews. A fair of St Finan 
was held at Migvie.] 

JOHN IRVINE, reader from 1567 to 
1567 Nov. 1570. 

JAMES EOSS, reader from Nov. 1570 
1570 to 1574. 

WILLIAM INGRAM, reader from 1574 
1574 to 1586. 

ANDREW WATT, reader from 1588 to 
1588 1591. 

WILLIAM ROBERTSON, min 



1593 



at Migvie in 1593, with Tarland 
also in the charge ; was still min. in 
1608; died before 15th July 1624. He 
marr. Janet Seton, who survived him— 
[P. C. Reg., viii., 651 ; Aberdeen Sheriff- 
Court Books, ii., 277.] 

JOHN REID, educated at King's Col- 
lege, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1620) ; adm. 
before 15th Oct. 1627 ; still min. in 
1638. He marr. Sara Keith. — {Aberdeen 
Sas., vi. 10, si. 173, Nov. 1638; Aberdeen 
Sheriff-Court Records, ii., 328, 454.] 

LUDOVIC DUNLOP, adm. before 23rd 
Sept. 1649 ; trans, to Skene after 



1649 



18th Oct. 1664. 



JAMES ROSS, born about 1620, son of 
Henry R., min. of Rhynie ; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1638); was sought to be helper at 
Gartly 24th Jan. and 14th March 1649 ; 
schoolmaster at Keith, March 1648 to 30th 
June 1650 ; adm. to Strathdeveron 20th 
April 1652 ; removed to Cabrach before 
5th Sept. 1662 ; trans, and adm. between 
20th Feb. and 2nd April 1668 ; died about 
1680. He marr. Margaret Sinclair, who 
died in 1672, and had issue — William, 
who got assistance from Presb. of Ellon, 
April 1687, to enable him to go to school, 
and was at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1691-5 ; Janet (marr. Thomas Mowat, 
writer). — [Tombst. ; Lawrence's School- 
masters in Parish of Keith, 98.] 



ANDREW ABERCROMBIE, born 
Aberdeen, 1632, probably son of 
Andrew A., min. of Fintray ; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(13th July 1658); adm. to Kilmacolm in 
1663 ; trans, to Strathdon 26th July 1666 ; 
trans, and adm. in 1681 ; died 25th April 
1700. He marr. 15th May 1665, Jean 
Taylor, and had issue — John ; Alexander ; 
Robert ; Charles ; George ; Marjory ; 
Isobel. — [Tombst. ; Aberdeen Poll-Book, i., 
17 ; Farquharson Genealogies, ii.] 

ALEXANDER TOASCH [TOSH], born 
about 1675, son of Alexander T. ; 
educated at Marischal College, 
Aberdeen, 1688-92; called 16th Jan., 
and ord. 26th March 1701 ; died May 
1737. He marr. Margaret, second daugh. 
of Patrick Gordon, of Hallhead, who died 
in the same month as her husband, and 
had issue — Margaret (marr. Robert Aber- 
crombie, min. of Leslie, Garioch). — [Aber- 
deen Tests.] 

GEORGE SHEPHERD, called by the 

Presb. jure devoluto 6th, and ord. 

21st Sept. 1738 ; trans, to Newbattle 

19th July 1754. He had issue (cf. Vol. I., 

334), Thomas, born 24th May 1752. 

THOMAS MITCHELL, pres. by 
„ George II. 17th Dec. 1754 ; ord. 17th 
April 1755 ; trans, to Tarves 25th 
June 1766. 

WILLIAM MAITLAND, born Cul- 
117Rl7 salmond, 1733; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (3rd April 
1750); licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 2nd 
Nov. 1757 ; assistant at Logie-Colstone ; 
pres. by George III. 25th July 1766 ; ord. 
8th April 1767; clerk of Presb. 1788-97; 
died 23rd Jan. 1799. He marr. 4th Oct. 
1767, Elizabeth MTnnes, who died 21st 
Feb. 1797, and had issue — Helen, born 
22nd April 1769 (marr. Andrew Watson, 
min. of this parish) ; Ann, born 10th Aug. 
1770, died 13th Sept. 1794; George, born 
26th Feb., and died 8th May 1774. Publica- 
tion — Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, vi.] 



KINCARDINE CfNEIL] 



TARLAND AND MIGVIE 



115 



1799 



ANDKEW WATSON, born 1764, son of 
John W., Jamaica ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; MA. 
(1783) ; became schoolmaster of this parish ; 
licen. by Presb. of Kincardine O'Neil 29th 
July 1789 ; app. missionary at Glengairden 
26th Nov. 1798 ; pres. by George III. 5th 
March, and ord. 29th Aug. 1799 ; died 9th 
March 1845. He marr. 28th July 1801, 
Helen (died 10th March 1837), daugh. 
of William Maitland, min. of this parish), 
and had issue — George, born 4th July 
1802, died 22nd Nov. 1819 ; Elizabeth, born 
27th June 1804, died 7th March 1848; 
James, min. of this parish ; William, 
farmer, Knowehead, born 5th Dec. 1806, 
died 1852; Agnes, bom 4th Aug. 1808 
(marr. 20th Nov. 1838, George Cook, min. 
of Midmar) ; Andrew, advocate, Aberdeen 
[afterwards A. W. Fordyce of Ardoe], born 
25th May 1811, died 4th April 1837, 
Margaret Ogilvie, born 25th Nov. 1813, 
died 29th Aug. 1827. 

JAMES WATSON, born Tarland, 18th 
_„.- Aug. 1805, son of preceding; edu- 
cated at Marischal College and Univ. 
of Aberdeen, 1817-21; M.A. (1821); ord. 
(assistant and successor) 4th March 1841 ; 
died unmarr. 4th April 1868. 

WILLIAM SKINNEE, born Hillhead, 
1868 Clatt, 22nd May 1830, son of John S. 
and Elspet Booth ; educated at Clatt 
School and King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1849) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen in 
1854; tutor in family of John Hamilton, 
M.D., Stromness ; assistant schoolmaster 
at Keig and schoolmaster at Banehory- 
Devenick ; assistant at Montrose and 
Dairy; ord. to Coull 3rd Nov. 1859; 
pres. by Queen Victoria 4th May, trans, 
and adm. 3rd Sept. 1868; died 30th Dec. 
1912. He marr. (1) 11th Sept. 1860, Jane 
(died 16th Oct. 1875), daugh. of Harry 
Ross, farmer, Wester Coull, and Jane 
Anderson, and had issue — Mary Elizabeth, 
born 12th Aug. 1861 (marr. 23rd April 1891, 
John Andrew Roger), died at Johannesburg, 
South Africa, 20th Nov. 1893; William 
Booth, M.B., CM. (Aberdeen 1887), com- 
mandant surgeon lieut.-colonel R.A.M.O, 
D.S.O., born 2nd Nov. 1862; Jane Anderson, 



born 27th Aug. 1864 (marr. 28th Sept. 1892, 
Dr George Hubert Ede, Bramley, Surrey) ; 
Elizabeth Watson, born 24th Feb. 1866 
(marr. 25th Dec. 1889, James Shepherd, 
South African merchant) ; Sir Harry Ross, 
mine owner, South Africa, deputy inspector 
of munitions, knighted 1917, born 14th 
July 1867 ; James Forbes, born 13th July 
1868, died 11th July 1869 : (2) 21st June 
1881, Margaret Isabella (died 18th Jan. 
1925, aged 87), daugh. of Charles M'Pher- 
son, min. of Tomintoul, and Mary Far- 
quharson, s.p. 

JOHN DICKIE, born Aberdeen, 20th 
May 1875, son of John D. and Anne, 
daugh. of James Petrie, Hill of Ault- 
more, Keith ; educated at Univs. of Aber- 
deen, M.A. (1895), and Jena; assistant to 
Professor of Divinity, Edinburgh, 1905-6; 
ord. (assistant and successor) 4th July 1906 ; 
deni. on appointment to Chair of Systematic 
Theology in the Theological College of 
Presbyterian Church of New Zealand in 
1909; D.D. (Aberdeen 25th May 1919). 
Marr. 19th Sept. 1906, Barbara Margaret, 
second daugh. of Thomas Trotter, head- 
master, Trinity Academy, Leith, and has 
issue — Alexander Mackay Trotter, born 
9th May 1914 ; John, born 21st March 1917 ; 
James Jeffrey, born 6th May 1919. Publica- 
tions — The Evolution of Literature (Peter- 
head, 1896) ; The Fundamental Principles 
of the Reformed Conception of the Church 
(1924) ; Joint translator [with George 
Ferries, D.D.] of Theodor von Haering's A 
System of Dogmatics, 2 vols. (London, 1913). 
Contributions to International Standard 
Bible Encyclopedia (Chicago, 1915). 

""WILLIAM BORTHWICK, M.A., B.D.; 
ord. (assistant and successor) 1st 
March 1911; trans, to Huntly 11th 

March 1915. 

WILLIAM MARSHALL LOW, born 
Leith, 22nd April 1875, son of 
John L. and Margaret Marshall; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 
(1896): licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
May 1899 ; assistant at Kinghorn in 1900 
and South Leith, 1904-15 ; ord. 19th Aug. 
1915. 



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TORPHINS [PEESB. OF KINCARDINE O'NEIL 



TORPHINS (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Torphins was disjoined 
from Kincardine O'Neil on 31st July 1876.] 

JAMES ANDEBSON, born 1844, son of 

. ,. Thomas A., farmer, and Isabel Shaw ; 

licen. by Presb. of Fordoun 7th May 

1873 ; ord. first min. of this parish 4th May 

1876 ; died 27th Nov. 1883. 

DUNCAN M'GEEGOE, born Inverness, 

1884 15t ^ ^ Ug- 1855 ' SOn °^ ^°^ ert M- > 

educated at Fordyce Academy and 
Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1878) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Aberdeen in 1882 ; assistant at 
Keith ; ord. 16th April 1884; died 28th 
Feb. 1920. He marr. 22nd May 1895, 
Margaret Anne, daugh. of James Eeid, 
Banff, and had issue — James, M.C., captain 
2nd Gordon Highlanders, born 8th April 
1896; Duncan, captain E.A.F., born 9th 
Nov. 1897. 



EUSSELL WALKEE, born Glasgow, 
1920 13th March 1895, son of William 
B. W. and Janet Eussell Sinclair ; 
educated at Bellahouston Academy and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1916) ; student 
missionary at Netherlee, Cathcart; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow in 1919 ; missionary at 
Dulnain Bridge, Inverallan; ord. 19th Aug. 
1920 ; trans, to Stranraer 25th Sept. 1924. 

ANDEEW JAMES AIKEN FAL- 

1925 C0NER » born New Deer > 28tn N ° v - 
1885, son of William Aiken F. 
and Mary Brown ; educated at New Deer 
Higher Grade School and Univ. of Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1907), B.D. (1917); licen. by 
Presb. of Deer April 1919 ; ord. to Strichen 
25th Feb. 1920 ; trans, and adm. 19th Feb. 
1925. Marr. 25th Dec. 1913, Elizabeth 
Jane, daugh. of George Henry and Eliza- 
beth Findlay, and has issue — Elise Jean, 
born 15th Dec. 1915. 



PEESBYTERY OF ALFOED 

[In April 1581 the General Assembly had before it a proposal to erect in Strathdon 
a Court to be called the Presbytery of Kildrummy. No further action in this matter 
is known to have been taken until 1606. The Presbytery Register begins at 26th Nov. 
1662. There is a gap in the Eecord from 19th Sept. 1688 to 28th March 1705.] 



ALFORD. 

[The church of Alford was dedicated to 
St Andrew. It belonged to the Priory 
of Monymusk. A Fair of St Andrew was 
held at Alford.] 

JOHN PHILIP, adm. before 1567, with 

1S6 „ Forbes, Kearn, and Clatt also in the 

charge. In 1568 he stated he had 

served the cure " for divers years bygone " ; 

trans, to Dunbennan and Kinore. 



1569 



JOHN STRACHAN of Sevydlie, trans. 
from Tullynessle and adm. Nov. 
1569 ; trans, to Tough before 1574 ; 
returned here before 1585, Keig, Leochel, 
Kemnay, and Leslie being also in his 
charge ; trans, to Leochel before 1588. 



1593 



JOHN FORBES, born about 1568, was 
third son of William F. of Corse 
and Elizabeth, daugh. of Alexander 
Strachan of Thornton. He graduated M.A. 
at St Andrews in 1583, and was settled 
in this charge in 1593. In Nov. 1602 the 
General Assembly chose him as one of 
those whom the King might select for 
nominating commissioners from the various 
Presbs. to Parliament. At Alford he came 
into conflict with the powerful sept of the 
Gordons, who were vigorous opponents of 
Protestantism, and when the Synods of 
Aberdeen and Moray excommunicated the 
Marquess of Huntly, and Huntly had 
appealed successfully to the Privy Council, 
F. was sent by these Synods to London 
to represent the case to King James. He 
was elected Moderator of the Assembly 



which met at Aberdeen on 2nd July 1605 
contrary to the King's order. Of twelve 
Aberdeenshire ministers who were present 
ten afterwards admitted the illegal nature 
of the Assembly, but F. [and Charles 
Fearn, min. of Fraserburgh] having been 
summoned before the Privy Council, 
declined the Council's jurisdiction, on the 
ground that the Assembly had dealt wholly 
with spiritual matters. For this he was 
imprisoned at Blackness, tried for high 
treason, and banished the country. On 
7th Nov. 1616 he sailed from Leith for 
Bordeaux, and after spending a time with 
Boyd of Trochrig at Saumur, he proceeded 
to Sedan. Much of his work thereafter 
consisted in visiting the Reformed Churches 
and Universities on the Continent, in which 
were many Scots students and professors. 
In 1611 he became min. of the English 
congregation at Middelburg, Holland, and 
soon after he was offered release from his 
sentence, but upon conditions he could 
not accept. In 1616 he came to London, 
where he had an interview with the King, 
who promised to annul his banishment — 
a promise which was not fulfilled. In 
1621 he was min. at Delft, but the hatred 
of his former ministerial brethren, some of 
whom were now bishops, instigated Laud 
and the English Government to procure 
his dismissal, and this was carried out in 
1628. He died in Holland in 1634. He 
was held in much honour by the Reformed 
Churches abroad for his consistently faith- 
ful character, his eminent talents and 
learning, and, above all, for his sufferings in 
the cause of religion. He marr. Christian, 



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[PRESB. OF 



daugh. of George Barclay of Mathers, and 
had issue — John, colonel in the Dutch 
Service ; Arthur, colonel in the Dutch 
Service ; Patrick, Bishop of Caithness ; 
James, min. of Abercorn ; Margaret (marr. 
Andrew Skene in Kirktown of Dyce) ; a 
daugh. (marr. William, son of Alexander 
Forbes, Bishop of Aberdeen) ; Katherine 
(marr. John Oswald, min. of Prestonpans). 
Publications — The Saint's Hope and In- 
fallibleness thereof (Middleburg, 1608) ; Two 
Sermons (Middleburg, 160S); A Treatise 
tending to the Clearing of Justification 
(Middleburg, 1616); A Treatise how God's 
Spirit may be discerned from Man's Own 
Spirit (London, 1617) ; Four Sermons on 
I. Timothy, vi., 13-16 (1635); A Sermon 
on II. Timothy, ii., 4 (Delft, 1642) ; Certain 
Records touching the Estate of the Kirk in 
1605 and 1606 [ Wodrow 5o«'e<y](Edinburgh, 
1846); Three Letters to James VI. (Orig. 
Letts.) [Edin. Bannatyne Club] (Edinburgh, 
1851). — [Lumsden's House of Forbes ; Diet. 
If at. Biog. ; MelvilFs Autob. ; Pitcairn's 
Crim. Trials, ii. ; Aberdeen Journal Notes 
and Queries, vi., 164, 168 ; Family of Skene, 
30; Martin's Eminent Divines in Aberdeen 
and the North, 113; Life, by David Laing 
(prefixed to Certain Records); Aberdeen 
Sas. Sec. Rec, i., 170.] 



ALEXANDER GUTHRIE, trans, from 
Forbes and adm. before 1608 ; trans. 
to Tullynessle before 14th April 



1608 
1613. 



WILLIAM FORBES, adm. about 1614 ; 
1614 trans, to Monymusk in 1615. 



1617 



ANDREW CANT, adm. before 13th 
Dec. 1617 ; dem. before 2nd Oct. 



1625 [afterwards settled at Pitsligo]. 



ADAM BARCLAY, born about 1590, 
1625 son of Walter B., younger, of Gartly ; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen; M.A. (1607); became min. of Leochel; 
trans, to Monymusk in 1622; trans, and 
adm. before 2nd Oct. 1625; elected Pro- 
fessor of Divinity in King's College in 
1642, but declined to accept ; died 1st Jan. 

1663. He marr. a daugh. of Nicolson 

of Kilcassie,-and had issue — James ; Adam, 



min. of Towie ; Agnes (marr. James Gordon, 
min. of Kinore) ; Barbara (marr. Arthur 
Ross, Archbishop of St Andrews). — {Scot. 
Notes and Queries, vii., 52.] 

JAMES GORDON, educated at King's 
1662 College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1640) ; 
adm. to Tough before 27th April 
1657 ; trans, and inst. 2nd Nov. 1662 ; still 
min. 14th Aug. 1667. He marr. the second 
daugh. of William Forbes of Corsindae. — 
[Lumsden's House of Forbes.] 

GEORGE MELVILL, educated 
at King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(1646) ; ord. (assistant) at Bourtie 
3rd Oct. 1650 ; trans, to New Machar 
before 17th Oct. 1654; trans, to Udny 
27th Dec. 1663 ; trans, and adm. between 
25th Nov. and 16th Dec. 1668; died before 
14th March 1679, aged about 53, probably 
unmarr. He was instrumental in having 
a bridge built over the Leochel, for the 
upkeep of which he gave 100 merks to the 
min. and kirk-session. He also founded 
six bursaries at King's and Marischal Col- 
leges. James Christie, his grand-nephew, 
was served heir to him in 1679. — [Inq. Ret. 
Gen., 6129.] 

ANDREW JAFFRAY, probably son of 
1 67g Alexander J., min. of Kinedward ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; ord. deacon by Alexander, Bishop of 
Edinburgh, 26th Aug. 1674 ; recommended 
for ordination by Presb. 3rd Sept. 1679 ; 
dep. 26th Sept. 1716 as a Jacobite. He 
marr. Marjorie Davidson, and had issue — 
William ; Robert ; Alexander ; Arthur. — 
[Aberdeenshire Foil-Book, i. 414.] 

JAMES GORDON, M.A. ; trans, from 

1717 Bourtie ; called by the Presb. jure 

devoluto 3rd April, and adm. 30th 

July 1717 ; trans, to Alloa 28th April 

1736.] 

WILLIAM BADENOCH, licen. 
.,„„_ by Presb. of Strathbogie 3rd March 
1724; ord. to Cortachy 6th May 
1725 ; pres. by George II. 10th Sept. 1736 ; 
trans, and adm. 23rd June 1737; died 5th 
Feb. 1746. He marr. (1) Ann Farquharson, 
who died 27th Oct. 1736: (2) Barbara, 



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ALFORD 



119 



daugh. of Alexander Forbes of Putachie 
(who survived him and marr. (2) 4th Aug. 
1753, Theodore Gordon, min. of Kenneth- 
mont), and had issue — Dorothy, born Aug. 
1741, died 26th March 1742.— [Aberdeen, 
Tests.] 

ALEXANDEE JOHNSTON, born 
1746 1719; educated at Marischal College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1741) ; called 3rd 
Sept., and ord. 12th Nov. 1746; died 2nd 
March 1778. He marr. 15th Dec. 1751, 
Margaret (died 16th Sept. 1802), daugh. 
of Walter Syme, min. of Tullynessle. — 
[Tombst.] 

V THOMAS BIENIE, born Aberdeenshire, 
1778 1745 ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (30th March 1769) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Deer 25th March 1778 ; 
pres. by George III. 13th June, and ord. 
4th Nov. that year; died 27th March 
1812. He marr. (1) Barbara Forbes : (2) 
Dorothea Ogilvie, who died 8th July 
1798. Publication — Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xv.). 

JAMES FARQUHARSON, born 1781 
1812 son °^ J°h n F-, excise officer, Coull ; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1798) ; app. schoolmaster of 
this parish that year ; pres. by George, 
Prince Regent, 4th April, and ord. 17th 
Sept. 1812; F.R.S. (London 1830), LL.D. 
(King's College, 25th Feb. 1837); died 
3rd Dec. 1843. He was a well-known 
meteorologist, a frequent contributor to 
various periodicals on scientific subjects, 
and corresponded with many of the 
learned men of his time. He marr. 19th 
Oct. 1826, Helen (died 16th July 1873), 
eldest daugh. of Alexander Taylor, in 
Wellhouse, and had issue — Ann Robison, 
born 15th Aug. 1827 (marr. Thomas 
Fraser, min. of Croy) ; Helen, born 18th 
Aug. 1830; James, D.D., min. of Selkirk, 
born 13th Dec. 1832 ; Alexander, born 
6th July 1834; John Ogilvie, born 16th 
May 1836 ; Nathaniel, apprentice to an 
Advocate in Aberdeen, born 16th Dec. 
1837, died 13th May 1860 ; Andrew, born 
3rd June 1839, died 30th Aug. 1840; 
Andrew, born 17th July 1841. Publica- 



tions — A New Illustration of the Latter 
Part of Daniel's Last Vision and Prophecy 
(London, 1838); The Native Forests of 
Aberdeenshire, Noah's Ark, The Aurora 
Borealis, The Currency, An Essay on 
Cutting Grain with the Scythe {Trans. 
Highland Society), and many papers in 
The Philosophical Transactions and other 
periodicals. — [Family of Cordon, 23.] 

JAMES GILLAN of Allangarth, born 

1844 27tn ^° V " 1804 ' SOn °^ J ames G., 

D.D., min. of Speymouth ; educated 
at Elgin Academy and Marischal College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1st April 1822) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Elgin 25th April 1826; ord. 
assistant at Speymouth 11th Aug. 1828; 
adm. to Tough 12th June 1834 ; pres. by 
Queen Victoria 3rd Jan., trans, and adm. 
6th June 1844 ; D.D. (Aberdeen, 6th May 
1864) ; died at Aberdeen 5th April 1871. 
He marr. (1) 2nd Aug. 1836, Marion Bell 
(died 25th Dec. 1837), daugh. of Alexander 
Brander of Springfield, Elgin, and had 
issue — Marion Margaret Helen, born 6th 
Dec. 1837 (marr. 31st Dec. 1861, George 
Morison Macpherson, LL.D., Bombay 
Civil Service), died Oct. 1906: (2) 27th 
Aug. 1844, Catherine (died April 1864), 
only daugh. of James Taylor, solicitor, 
Banff, and Jessie Angus, and had issue — 
Jessie Jane, born 20th July 1845, died 
March 1907 ; James, D.D., min. of this 
parish, born 13th June 1847. 

JAMES GILLAN, M.A., B.D. ; pres. by 
1871 Q ueen Victoria 13th April, and ord. 
6th July 1871 ; dem. 16th May 1896 
[afterwards min. of St Margaret's, Edin- 
burgh] (cf. Vol. I., 112); D.D. (Aberdeen 
1919). Publication — Supplement to the 
Records of the Arts Class, 1862-6, University 
of Aberdeen (Aberdeen, 1906). 

PETER ADAM, born Cottown, Forgue, 
1896 13th Oct. 1851, son of John A. 
and Margaret Oliver ; educated at 
Drumdollo School, Forgue, Free Church 
Training College, Edinburgh, Univs. of 
Edinburgh, M.A. (1886), and Glasgow, B.D. 
(1890); teacher in Edinburgh Public Schools; 
F.E.I.S. (1885) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
April 1890 ; assistant at Avendale and 



120 



AUCHINDOIR AND KEARN 



[PRESB. OF 



South Church, Greenock ; ord. 18th Sept. 
1896 ; clerk of Presb. in 1908 : hon. 
chaplain (First Class) Territorial Army 
(T.D.). Publication — The Lads of the Don 
(Aberdeen, 1904). 



AUCHINDOIR AND KEARN. 

[These parishes were united in 1792. 

Auchindoir. — The church of Auchindoir 
was dedicated to St Mary. Auchindoir was 
a prebend of King's College, Aberdeen. In 
the old ruined church there is a very fine 
sacrament house. Near that church was a 
Well of Our Lady. A Fair of St Mary was 
held at Auchindoir. 

Seam. — On 17th June 1618 the Com- 
missioners for the Plantation of Kirks 
united the parishes of Forbes and Kearn. 
In 1638 they were severed again. On 18th 
July 1722 Forbes and Kearn were joined 
a second time. On 4th July 1792 Kearn 
was once more disjoined from Forbes and 
was united to Auchindoir.] 

GILBERT BROWN, reader from 1567 
„„,_ to 1574 [afterwards reader at 
1567 Towie]. 

ALEXANDER DALLOQUHY, reader 
1576 from 1576 to 1589. 



1589 



WILLIAM THOMSON, min. in 1589, 
with Forbes and Kearn also in the 



charge till 1591 ; still min. in 1601. 



1621 



WILLIAM DAVIDSON, educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1603) ; 
was a probationer there 4th Sept. 
1611 ; adm. 15th Nov. 1621 ; was a member 
of Assembly in 1639. Having petitioned 
Parliament for losses he had sustained, the 
Estates, 8th Feb. 1645, allowed him 4000 
merks for his present supply until his 
claim was further considered. He was still 
min. 16th April 1667. He marr. and had 
issue — Patrick ; a daugh. (marr. Lauchlan 
Farquharson). — [Acts of Pari., vi. i., 311 ; 
P. C. Beg., 2nd ser., i., 693 ; Reg. of Deeds, 
26th June 1652; Aberdeen Sheriff-Court 
Records, ii., 255.] 



1698 



1719 



WILLIAM THOMSON, M.A. ; coll. 6th 
1671 Sept., and inst. 22nd Oct. 1671; 
trans, to Kintore 21st April 1697. 

WILLIAM JOHNSTONE, called 26th 
June, and ord. 21st. Sept. 1698; 
trans, to Premnay after 13th Aug. 

1718. He preached his farewell sermon 

(Phil, i., 27) on 19th Oct, 

WILLIAM THAIN, born about 1680, 
son of Patrick T., Kirktown of 
Urquhart ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (8th June 1699) ; 
schoolmaster of Aberdour in 1701 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Deer ; ord. to Leslie 30th 
Dec. 1707 ; called by the Presb. jure devoluto 
29th April, trans, and adm. 25th June 1719; 
died 11th March 1747. He marr. and had 
issue — Jean (marr. Thomas Adam, min. of 
Cushnie) ; and probably Elizabeth (marr. 
Alexander Ross, min. of Lochlee). 

JOHN MAXWELL, M.A. ; pres. by the 
7 7 Principal and masters of King's Col- 
lege, Aberdeen, in April, and ord. 
6th Nov. 1747 ; trans, to New Machar 26th 
Sept. 1752. 

ROBERT LUMSDEN, pres. by 
7 Principal and masters of King's Col- 
lege, Aberdeen, 9th Dec. 1752 ; adm. 
27th June 1753 ; trans, to New Machar 
14th July 1774. 

WILLIAM LESLIE of Balnageith; 

1775 M.A. ; pres. by James, Earl of Fife 

in Feb., and ord. 23rd March 1775 ; 

trans, to St Andrews (Elgin), 15th July 1779. 

THOMAS TAIT, M.A.; trans, from 

.„„. Second Charge, Old Machar ; pres. 

by James, Earl of Fife in Jan., and 

adm. 18th April 1780 ; trans, to Meldrum 

15th July 1784. 

JAMES REID, born 1749 ; educated at 
.„„ Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1768) ; licen. by Presb. of Turriff 1st 
May 1782 ; pres. by James, Earl of Fife, in 
Jan., and ord. 20th April 1785; died 
unmarr. 1st April 1842. Publications — 
Accounts of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, xii. and [jointly with his successor] 
Keio Stat. Ace, xii.). 



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WILLIAM KEID, born 1805, son of 
1834 J * 111 •&•> farmer, Milton, Glen- 
buchat, and Charlotte, daugh. of 
John Lindsay ; educated at Marischal Col- 
lege, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1824) ; pres. by 
trustees of James, Earl of Fife, in April, 
and ord. (assistant and successor) 17th 
June 1834 ; died 2nd Jan. 1882. He marr. 
3rd Nov. 1842, Elizabeth Mary (died 9th 
Nov. 1890, aged 76), younger daugh. of 
Eobert Scott, min. of Glenbuchat, and had 
issue — Mary Forsyth, born 7th Nov. 1843, 
died at Aberdeen, 27th Sept. 1883; John 
Lindsay, born 13th April 1845 ; Maj.- 
General Sir Alexander John Forsyth, 
K.C.B., M.A., LL.D. (Aberdeen), served 
in the Afghan War (1878-80), when he was 
dangerously wounded, and in various Indian 
Expeditions, born 21st Aug. 1846, died 4th 
Sept. 1913; Ann Elizabeth, born 24th 
March 1848 ; Charlotte Christina, born 
14th Aug. 1849; Eobert William, M.D., 
Professor of Anatomy, Univ. of Aberdeen 
(1889), born 14th May 1851 ; William, M.D., 
Medical Superintendent of Aberdeen Eoyal 
Asylum, born 24th Oct. 1854, died 3rd 
Sept. 1918; Isabella Elizabeth, born 11th 
Nov. 1855 ; Charles, M.B., CM., E.A.M.C, 
born 21st June 1857. Publication [jointly 
with preceding] — Account of the Parish 
(Jfeta Stat. Ace, xii.). — [Aberdeen Univ. 
Review, xvi., 92 ; Tombsf] 

ALEXANDEE JOHN ANDEESON, 
1882 k° rn Bellie, 23rd March 1857, son of 
Alexander A., min. of Gartly ; edu- 
cated at Milne's Institution, Fochabers, 
and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1878) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Strathbogie April 1881 ; 
assistant at Keith; ord. 22nd June 1882; 
dem. 16th May 1922. 

JOHN HAEKNESS, born Penpont, 
22nd April 1892, son of Archibald H. 
and Grace Millar Kerr ; educated at 
Penpont School, Wallace Hall Academy, and 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1914) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Penpont 6th Jan. 1920 ; assistant 
at Alloa April 1920 to Sept. 1922 ; served as 
combatant in European War and severely 
wounded ; ord. 22nd Sept. 1922. Marr. 3rd 
Jan. 1923, Henrietta Grimand, daugh. of 
David Wilkie,Drymen,and Elizabeth Wilkie. 



KEARN. 

[During the greater part of the seven- 
teenth century the parishes of Forbes and 
Kearn were united. In 1722 Kearn was 
joined to Auchindoir.] 

1567 JAMES COUTTS, reader in 1567. 

EOBEET CHEYNE, min. here in 1631 
1631 [afterwards min. of Forbes]. 

JAMES GORDON, M.A. ; adm. after 
.„„„ 1633 ; was sent in 1640 with peaceful 
assurance from the great body of the 
Gordons, who were anti - covenanters to 
William, Earl Marischal, and Maj. -General 
Monro ; trans, to Kinore and Dunbennan 
30th Sept. 1640. 

WILLIAM GLASS, M.A. ; min. in 
i&ii 1641 ; trans, to Cushnie before 21st 
1641 Oct. 1651. 

ROBEET DUNBAE, born Moray, about 
165g 1632 ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1653); school- 
master of Forres, 1653-9 ; licen. by Presb. 
of Forres 4th March 1658 ; adm. in 1659 ; 
died between 17th Feb. and 19th May 
1675. He marr. Katherine (alive 11th 
Sept. 1694), daugh. of Eobert Watson, 
min. of Grange, and had issue — George of 
Muretown ; Anna (marr. Patrick Nicolson, 
bailie of Forres) ; Jean ; John. — [Services 
of Heirs; Elgin Sas., 1st June 1669.] 



ALEXANDEE FOEBES,M.A.; recom- 
mended 19th Dec. 1677 for ordina- 
tion ; inst. 13th Jan. 1678 ; trans, to 
Fintray before 17th July 1681. 



1678 



WILLIAM JOHNSTONE, adm. before 

1682 29tl1 Nov- 1682 > trans - to Auchter- 
less 6th May 1697. 

WILLIAM MITCHELL, called 13th 

1699 N ° V- 1698 > 0ld - 4th Jan ' 1699 > 

dem. Dec. 1705 [afterwards min. 
of New Machar]. 

ALEXANDEE LAW, called 21st Nov. 

1713 1708; ord- 31st Marcl1 1713 ' de P r i ve d 
4th April 1716 as a Jacobite. 



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CABRACH AND STRATHDEVERON 



[PKESB. OF 



CABRACH AND STRATH- 
DEVERON, or INVERCHARACH. 

[These two parishes were united by the 
Commissioners of Teinds on 27th Feb. 
1665. 

Cabraeh. — The church of Cabrach was 
dedicated to St Mary. 

Strathdeveron. — The church of Strath- 
deveron stood at Invercharach, which led 
to the parish being often called by the 
latter name.] 

THOMAS CHEISTISON, reader from 
1567 1567 to 1580. 

ALEXANDEE HAY, rain, here and at 
1586 Ehynie in 1586. 

JAMES WAEEACK, reader from 1588 
1588 to 1599. 

PETEE CAMERON, educated at Univ. 

1607 of Glasgow ; M.A. (1593) ; adm. to 

Glasford in 1594; trans, to Shotts 

in 1595 ; re-trans, to Glasford in 1597 ; 

trans, and adm. about 1607. 

ANDBEW KEEE, min. of Glenbuchat 

161 _ and Cabrach on union of parishes 

in 1618; removed here after 26th 

Nov. 1636 ; returned to Glenbuchat before 

25th Sept. 1662. 

JAMES EOSS, trans, from Strath- 
1662 deveron before 5th Sept. 1662 ; trans, 
to Tarland before 2nd April 1668. 

JOHN IBVING, educated at Marischal 
1668 College, Aberdeen, 1657-61 ; pres. 
by John, Earl of Mar; licen. by 
Presb. of Alf ord ; ord. before 28th Oct. 
1668 ; was called a dwarf and a rogue by 
one of his parishioners about 14th Feb. 
1672 ; suspended 28th May 1673 ; reponed 
17th Oct. following ; dep. 15th June 1677 ; 
recommended by the Synod for charity, 
20th April 1687, and received such from 
kirk-sessions of Ceres, Linlithgow, Kirk- 
den, Eatho, and Penicuik. He marr. 
and had issue — Alexander, a student at 
Aberdeen, 1688-92 ; Barbara (marr. James 
Ligertwood, glazier, Kinkell). — [Records of 
the Exercise of Alf ord, 116, et seq.] 



JAMES IRVINE, licen. by Presb. of 

1678 Alford; inst. 12th May 1678; still 

min. 12th Aug. 1681 ; probably 

removed on account of the Test ; adm. 

to Muthill 16th March 1687. 

ALEXANDEE BEOWN, born 1652; 
le _„ educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (July 1673) ; licen. by 
Presb. there; inst. 30th April 1682; died 
13th April 1705. He marr. Isobel, eldest 
daugh. of John Grant, in Hillside, and had 
issue — William, licentiate of the Church 
of Scotland, and merchant, Burnside, 
Auchindoir, born 1686, died 16th March 
1772; John, M.A. (King's College, 15th 
April 1725).— [Tombst.] 

WILLIAM ANDERSON, called 15th 
1707 Dec. 1706; ord. 12th March 1707; 
trans, to Premnay 30th Sept. 1709. 

ROBERT GEAY, called 30th July 1710 ; 
1711 ord. 30th Jan. 1711 ; trans, to Edzell 
26th Aug. 1714. 

DAVID STEANGE, born 1674; licen. 
l717 by Presb. of Aberlour 6th March 
1716; app. missionary at Glenlivet 
in 1717 ; called by the Presb. jure devoluto 
3rd, and ord. 15th May 1717 ; dep. 11th 
March 1730, for neglecting his duty, etc. 
He retired to Edinburgh, was excommuni- 
cated by the Presb. there, 29th Dec. 1736, for 
celebrating irregular marriages, imprisoned 
by the Lords of Justiciary and sentenced 
to banishment. He still continued his 
irregular practices in prison, and died there, 
1st Sept. 1744. — [Edin. Bur. Reg. ; Scots 
Mag., vi. ; Acts of Ass., 1717.] 

THEODOEE GOEDON, M.A. ; called 



1731 



4th Nov. 1730 ; ord. 17th Feb. 1731 ; 
trans, to Kennethmont 20th June 1739. 



THOMAS GOEDON, pres. by curators 
174 ^ of Cosmo George, Duke of Gordon, 
Nov. 1739; ord. 25th June 1740; 
trans, to Auldearn 12th Feb. 1747. 

JAMES GOEDON, born 1719; edu- 

1747 cated at Marischal College, 1734-8; 

schoolmaster of Ehynie, 1740-7 ; 

licen. by Presb. of Strathbogie 18th Sept. 

1745 ; pres. by Cosmo George, Duke of 



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123 



Gordon, in June, and ord. 5th Nov. 1747 ; 
died 1st April 1795. He marr. 19th Dec. 
1751, Elizabeth Grant, who died 9th March 
1771, aged 46, and had issue — Jean, born 
25th Sept. 1752; Elizabeth, born 6th June 
1754 (marr. 30th July 1789, Thomas Tait, 
min. of Ellon) ; Isobel, born 13th Dec. 
1756, died 18th May 1794; George, born 
22nd April 1759, died 8th Feb. 1763; John, 
born 28th April 1762, died 17th Feb. 1763 ; 
James, born 21st Dec. 1763, died 7th Jan. 
1784; John, his successor in the parish. 
Publication — Account ' of the Parish. 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vii.). 

JOHN GOKDON, born 19th May 1767, 
11?gg son of preceding ; educated at Maris- 
chal College, 1783-7 ; licen. by Presb. 
of Alford 5th May 1791 ; ord. by it a min. 
without a charge 8th Aug. 1793 ; pres. 
by Alexander, Duke of Gordon, in Aug., 
and adm. 24th Sept. 1795 ; died 29th Oct. 
1816 ; He marr. Elizabeth Gordon, who 
died 29th Jan. 1819, and had issue — James, 
born 8th Nov. 1795, died 7th July 1808; 
Elizabeth, born 5th Nov. 1796 (marr. 5th 
May 1818, Michael Anderson, writer, Edin- 
burgh) ; Kobert, M.A. (Marischal College 
1817), born 1st June 1798, died 19th June 
1817 ; Jean, born 6th July 1800 (marr. 1st 
Feb. 1820, Captain John Grant, 72nd 
Regiment) ; John, born 3rd Jan. 1803, 
died at Cape of Good Hope 15th March 
1828; Mary, born 19th May 1806 (marr. 
16th June 1831, Thomas Burnett, min. of 
Daviot) ; Anne, born 18th April 1808, died 
10th April 1819. 

WILLIAM COWIE, M.A; pres. by 
1817 Alexander, Duke of Gordon, in 
March, and ord. 6th Aug. 1817; 
trans, to Cairnie 16th Aug. 1826. 

JAMES GOEDON, born 1784, 
.--~ son of Alexander G., miller, Aber- 
deen; educated at Marischal College, 
Aberdeen ; Gray Mathematical Bursar in 
1822 ; master of the Mathematical School, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (31st March 1823) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Aberdeen 19th Oct. 1826; 
pres. by Alexander, Duke of Gordon, Nov. 
same year ; ord. 28th March 1827 ; died 
unmarr. 29th Dec. 1849. 



GOEDON SMART, born Cabrach, 
18 _ 1814, son of Alexander S., farmer, 
and Isabella Garrow ; educated at 
King's College ; M.A. (1842) ; missionary 
at Blairdaff, and teacher of Lord Cullen's 
School ; assistant at Eothiemay ; ord. 2nd 
May 1850 ; died unmarr. 21st Feb. 1882. 

GEOEGE GILFILLAN MACMILLAN, 
1882 born Kilmarnock, 18th April 1855, 
son of Duncan M. and Mary Dreg- 
horn ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 9th June 1880 ; 
missionary at Eankinstown ; ord. 10th Aug. 
1882 ; died unmarr. 19th April 1911. 

DAVID WALKEE MACLEAN, M.A. ; 

1911 ° rC * - 17tl1 ■^ 0V " 1911 > trans ' t0 

Gamrie 2nd June 1920. 

ANDEEW BUET, born Dunfermline, 
lg20 27th Sept. 1889, son of Eobert C. B., 
and Eobina Cunningham ; educated 
at Dunfermline High School and Univ. of 
St Andrews; M.A. (1912), B.D. (1914); 
licen. by Presb. of Dunfermline in 1914 ; 
assistant at Morningside and St Giles ; 
ord. 22nd Oct. 1920. Marr. 23rd Feb. 1921, 
Amelia Christina Kirkwood, daugh. of 
G. K. Turner and Amelia Sinclair, and 
has issue — Christina Turner, born 30th 
April 1922. 



STRATHDEVERON, or INVER- 
CHARACH. 

JAMES ROSS, schoolmaster of Keith 
30th Jan. 1650; adm. 20th April 
1652 ; trans, to Cabrach on union 
of the parishes 27th Feb. 1665. 



1652 



CLATT. 

[The church of Clatt was dedicated to 
St Luag. Clatt was a prebend of Aberdeen. 
A fair of St Luag was held at Clatt.] 

JAMES STEACHAN, min. in 1567, 
with Forbes and Kearn also in the 
charge ; pres. to the vicarage of 
Eayne by James VI. 2nd July 1568. 



124 



CLATT 



[PRESB. OF 



WILLIAM THOMSON, reader at 

Kennethmont and Leslie in 1567, 

and exhorter there from Nov. 1570 ; 

adm. before 1574, with Kennethmont, 

Christ's Kirk, and Insch also in the 

charge; still rain, in 1578. 

ROBERT INNES, adm. in 1579 ; trans. 
1579 to Bower in 1580. 

WALTER RICHARDSON, trans, from 
,„_ Fintray in 1580: trans, to Insch 

J.00U , - 

before 1585. 

JAMES GORDON, parson in 1583; 
1588 P rocee ded against for treason in 
1593 — [Acts of Pari., iv., 4 et seq.~\ 

JOHN GORDON, pres. by James VI. 
before 27th Oct. 1594, and adm. that 



1594 



year ; still min. in 1599. 



1599 



16SS 



ROBERT YOUNGSON, trans, from 
Forbes ; pres. by James VI. 4th June 
1599 ; probably removed to Forbes 
before 24th March 1618. 

WILLIAM STEVENSON, adm. before 
1624 ^k ^ ov - 1624 > trans - to Gamrie in 
1628. 

GEORGE GAIRDYNE, educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1621); adm. before 1st Nov. 1633; 

still min. 16th April 1667. He marr. 

Isabel Gray, who survived him, and had 

issue — Alexander, min. of Old Deer ; 

Thomas, min. of this parish. — [G. R. 

Homings, 24th Feb. 1671.] 

THOMAS GAIRDYNE, son of preced- 
166 _ ing; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (30th April 1663); 
licen. by Presb. of Alford ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) before 8th Dec. 1669 ; inst. 
before 15th June 1670 ; still min. 2nd Feb. 
1681, but probably deprived on account 
of the Test ; went to England and became 
rector of Snaith, Yorkshire. He was a 
benefactor of King's College Library. 

THOMAS ROBERTSON, born Buchan 

1682 a ^ ou * 1 ^ 52 J educated at King's 

College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1670); 

adm. to Caterline 25th Sept. 1679 ; trans. 

and inst. 30th April 1682; died after 



1696. He marr. and had issue — Alexander, 
Episcopal min. in Edinburgh ; James, 
student at Marischal College, 1707-11 ; 
William, student at Marischal College, 
1708-12 ; and three others. — [Aberdeenshire 
Poll-Booh i., 474.] 



1708 



ALEXANDER LEASK, born 1676, son 
of Gilbert L., merchant, Aberdeen; 
educated at Marischal College, 
1691-5 ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 2nd 
Nov. 1704 ; called 31st Aug. 1707 ; ord. 
30th March 1708 ; dep. 7th March 1722 for 
drunkenness, which sentence was affirmed, 
4th April, by the Synod, and 16th May, 
by the Assembly. He was reponed by the 
Synod, 4th April 1723, called to Kinkell 
but not settled ; officiated in the bounds 
of Presb. of Turriff; was pres. by George 
II. to Towie 27th March 172S, but not 
adm. ; died Dec. 1729. He marr. Mary 
Leith, who survived him, and was recom- 
mended for charity by the Synod, 10th 
April 1730 and 5th Oct. 1736.— [Aberdeen 
Tests. ; Wodrow's Corresp., ii., 645 ; Acts of 
Ass., 1722, 1725, 1730.] 

PATRICK REID, educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 1709-13; licen. by 
1723 Presb. of Alford 19th Sept. 1722 ; 
called jure devoluto 1st May, and ord. 
14th Aug. 1723; died 23rd April 1759, 
aged about 65. He marr. (1) Isobel (died 
1732), daugh. of Alexander Irvine, min. 
of Fordyce :■ (2) Margaret Leith, who died 
at Midmar, 29th Aug. 1799, aged 89, and 
had issue— Peter, died Feb. 1760; Cecilia 
(marr. George William Algernon Gordon, 
min. of Keith) ; Margaret (marr. John 
Ogilvie, min. of Midmar). — [Leslie's Irvines 
of Brum, 216; Aberdeen Kirk - Session, 
Accounts.] 

ROBERT FINDLAY, born Strathbogie, 
176 1732; educated at King's College; 
M.A. (31st March 1748); licen. by 
Presb. of Strathbogie 18th Jan. 1758 ; pres. 
by George II. 18th May 1759 ; ord. 1st 
May 1760; died unmarr. at Cromlet, Old 
Meldrum, 5th March 1811. He bequeathed 
£300 for the benefit of aged and poor 
persons, £600 for three bursaries at King's 
College, and £40 for the education of the 



alford] 



CLATT 



125 



children of poor persons in the parish. 
Publication — Account of the Parish (Sin- 
clair's Stat. Ace, viii.). 

WILLIAM GORDON, born 1751 ; edu- 
1797 cated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen, 1765-9; licen. by Presb. of 
Alford 6th Feb. 1777 ; became schoolmaster 
in the parish ; pres. by George III. in Jan., 
and ord. (assistant and successor) 5th Oct. 
1797 ; died 11th Jan. 1820. He marr. 20th 
Nov. 1798, Anne (died 10th March 1801, 
aged 34), daugh. of George Gordon, farmer, 
Mains of Rhynie, and had issue — an only 
child, Alexander, born 30th Jan. 1800, died 
10th May 1810. 

ROBEET COOK, M.A.; pres. by George 
III. in March, and ord. 3rd Aug. 1820; 



1820 



trans, to Ceres 19th July 1844. 



JAMES WALKER, born Aberdeen, 
1844 1809, son of John W. and Catherine 
Raffan ; educated at King's College ; 
MA. (1828) ; missionary at Boddam ; pres. 
by Queen Victoria 7th Sept., and ord. 7th 
Nov. 1844; died 22nd May 1867. He 
marr. 31st Dec. 1840, Elizabeth (born 1818, 
died 14th Dec. 1900), daugh. of Alexander 
Robertson, hatter, and Mary Wilson, and 
had issue— Elizabeth, born 18th May 1842, 
died 1864; Catherine, born 15th April 1844, 
died at Colin ton, 3rd July 1920 ; Mary Gray, 
born 17th Sept. 1845, died at Colinton, 23rd 
Oct. 1917 ; Emma Katherine Gordon, born 
1st July 1847 ; James, born 4th Feb., and 
died 8th Sept. 1849; Isabella Minty, born 
12th Feb. 1851, died 1st June 1852 ; James 
Adam Gordon, born 20th Aug. 1853, died 
27th Feb. 1870; Jane Anne, born 19th 
March 1856, died 3rd Feb. 1862; Helen 
Grant, born 2nd Nov. 1858. 



1867 



ROBERT M'KERRON, born Aberlour, 
1830, son of Peter M. and Isabella 
Gordon ; educated at Grammar 
School and King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(1853); pres. by Queen Victoria 6th July, 
and ord. 16th Oct. 1867; died 7th April 
1884. He marr. 26th Aug. 1858, Jessie 
(born 1830, died 13th June 1879), daugh. 
of Patrick Weir and Janet Anderson, and 
had issue — Isabella, born 21st June 1859 ; 



1884 



Jane, born 6th May 1861, died Dec. 1914 ; 
Robert Gordon, M.A., M.D., Professor of 
Midwifery, Univ. of Aberdeen, born 24th 
Nov. 1862 ; Patrick, M.A., born 25th Feb. 
1865, drowned while bathing, Aug. 1886. 

GEORGE ALEXANDER SELBIE, 
born Chapel-of-Garioch, 25th Sept. 
1858, son of the Rev. George S., 
schoolmaster, and Agnes Watt; educated at 
Parish School, Chapel-of-Garioch, Grammar 
School, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1880); licen. by Presb. of Garioch 9th 
May 1883; assistant at Elchies ; ord. 11th 
Sept. 1884; dem. 5th Oct. 1908; ind. to 
Gillingham, Kent, 23rd March 1910; res. 
in 1921. 

ANDREW GRAY, born Glasgow, 22nd 
1909 Feb. 1868, son of Andrew G., D.D., 
min. of Dalkeith ; educated at Royal 
High School, Edinburgh, and Univs. of 
St Andrews, M.A. (1883), B.D. (1889), and 
Leipzig ; assistant to Professor of Hebrew, 
St Andrews; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 
in 1890; assistant i at Dalkeith, Greenock 
South, and Greenside, Edinburgh ; ord. 
25th Feb. 1909; died 20th Nov. 1921. He 
marr. 17th March 1909, Annie Amelia, 
daugh. of Peter Sanderson and Annie 
Meiklejohn. 

ALEXANDER WILLIAM WATT, born 
1922 24t k J une 1873, son of George 
Christie W., min. of Edinkillie ; 
educated at Grammar School, Old Aber- 
deen, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; licen. by 
Presb. of Forres 5th May 1896 ; assistant 
at Marnoch, Gorbals, and St Paul's, Leith ; 
ord. to Holm 10th Dec. 1901 ; trans, to 
Evie 23rd Dec. 1902 ; clerk of Presb. of 
Kirkwall 1902-22; trans, and adm. 19th 
May 1922. Marr. 4th March 1903, Jane 
Thomson, second daugh. of Charles Runci- 
man, min. of U.F. Church, Holm, and 
has issue — Alexander William, born 5th 
and died 13th Jan. 1904 ; George Christie, 
born 13th Feb. 1905 ; Jane Runciman, born 
6th Oct. 1906 ; Charles Runciman, born 
16th June 1908 ; Mary Webster, born 20th 
April 1910 ; Eric Watson, born 19th Aug. 
1912 ; Adrian Gray, born 30th June 1914 ; 
Irene, born 2nd and died 5th Jan. 1919. 



126 



CORGARFF— GLENBUCHAT 



[PEESB. OF 



CORGARFF (Q.S.). 

[A mission maintained by the Royal 
Bounty was set up at Corgarff in 1740. 
Sir Charles Forbes of Newe, Bart., built a 
new chapel and a manse for the mission 
in 1834. The parish of Corgarff was dis- 
joined from Strathdon and Tarland 9th 
March 1874. A fair of St Machar was 
long held at Corgarff.] 

WILLIAM COPLAND, adm. before 5th 
„ April 1758; trans, to Forbes 12th 
May 1763. 

GEORGE FORBES, MA. ; ord. 9th 
1764 May 1764 ; trans, to Leochel 6th 
July 1768. 

ROBERT LUMSDEN, ord. 30th March 
1768 1768 ; trans, to Kildrummy 5th Sept. 
1771. 

ROBERT FARQUHARSON of 
1772 Allargue ; ord. 29th April 1772 ; 
trans, to Kirkmichael 1st Oct. that 
year. 

SAMUEL M A S S O N, born Colstone 
about 1750 ; educated at King's 
College; M.A. (1770). Adm. after 
1774. He marr. and had issue — Mary Ann 
(marr. 12th Jan. 1837, John Grassick, 
Glenbuchat). 

WILLIAM FORBES, M.A., born 1785, 
1824 son °^ Williani F., farmer, and Jean 
Blair ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (2nd April 1804) ; ord. in 
1824; died at Aberdeen 23rd June 1858. 
He marr. and had issue — John, planter, 
Ceylon ; Charles, planter, Ceylon. 

CHARLES FORBES M'HARDY, born 
1820, son of John M., farmer, and 
Janet Stewart ; ord. in 1858 ; dem. 

16th May 1893; died 8th Feb. 1894. He 

marr. 4th Jan. 1866, Jane (died 8th Aug. 

1914), daugh. of John' Farquharson, farmer, 

Delachaish. 

ARCHIBALD THOMSON, born Hill- 
side, Foudland, Insch, 5th June 1851, 
son of James T. and Elspet Day ; 
educated at Largie School and Univ. of 



17— 



Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
10th May 1892; ord. 7th Sept. 1893; died 
unmarr. at Aberdeen 27th May 1923. 

GEORGE ARTHUR EVERETT 
1923 TALKER, born Selkirk, 12th June 
1875, son of Thomas W. and Mar- 
garet Kyle ; educated at Selkirk Burgh 
and Knowepark Schools, and Univ. of 
Manitoba, Canada ; licen. by Presb. of 
Winnipeg and ord. 30th March 1906 ; adm. 
to Westray U.F. Church 20th Feb. 1918; 
trans, to Deerness 26th May 1921 ; trans, 
and adm. 12th Dec. 1923. Marr. 11th 
March 1915, Edith Gibson, daugh. of 
James Donaldson and Helen Wilson. 



GLENBUCHAT. 

[The church of Glenbuchat was dedicated 
to St Peter. The parish was annexed to 
Cabrach by the Commissioners of Teinds 
7th July 1618 (Aberdeen Homings, 24th 
Nov. 1631).] 

WILLIAM COWPER, reader from 1567 
1567 to 1591. 

ARTHUR SKENE, mentioned as min. 
1582 in 1582. 

THOMAS MELVILL, removed from 
1599 Kildrummy in 1599, having that 
parish, Cabrach, and Logie-Mar also 
in his charge ; still min. in 1601. 

WILLIAM BROWN, min. in 1608, with 
1608 Innernochtie also in the charge ; 
removed thither before 24th March 
1618. 

ANDREW KER [or CAR], educated 
1618 at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1607) ; adm. before 2nd Aug. 1618, 
with Cabrach also in the charge, to which 
place he removed after 26th Nov. 1633. 
In 1642 he was summoned before the 
Privy Council for a riot at Glenkindie. 
He returned here before 5th Sept. 1662, 
when he was in "decripit old age," and 
died Dec. that year. A tablet with his 
initials and dated 1629 is in the wall of 
the church. He marr. Christian Burnett, 
and had issue — Alexander, min. of Grange ; 



alford] 



GLENBUCHAT 



127 



John.— [P. C. Reg., 2nd ser., vii., 589; 
Aberdeen Sas., ix., 416; Kow's "Diary"; 
Scot. Notes and Queries, vii., 53; Aberdeen 
Sas. iv., 528.] 

DAVID MILNE, educated at Marischal 
166S College, Aberdeen, 1650-5 ; became 
chaplain in Glenbuchat, 1663 ; pres. 
by John, Earl of Mar, in July, and adm. 
before 31st Aug. 1665 [the parish was 
vacant 26th Sept. 1666] ; afterwards min. 
of Cadder. 

WILLIAM CHRISTIE, educated 
1667 at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1658); licen. by Presb. of 
Alford ; adm. 24th July 1667 ; died in 1695. 
He marr. Barbara Innes, who survived him, 
and had issue — Robert ; Christian ; Ann 
(marr. Patrick Copland, merchant, Aber- 
deen; Elizabeth; Jean (marr. James Thorn, 
merchant, Aberdeen. — [EanJF Inhib., 10th 
July 1704; Index to Services.] 

WILLIAM LAW, M.A. ; called 16th 
June, and ord. 4th Nov. 1697 ; trans. 



1697 



to Crimond 26th March 1701. 



1718 



ALEXANDER SHAND, M.A.; called 
1704 ky the Presb. jure devoluto 2nd 
March, and ord. 10th May 1704; 
trans, to Insch 23rd June 1708. 

JOHN GORDON, called 15th Jan., and 
1710 ord. 9th Aug. 1710 ; clerk of Presb. ; 
trans, to Gamrie 7th May 1717. 

ADAM OLIPHANT, called by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 10th Sept., and 
ord. 25th Nov. 1718 ; died 29th July 
1746. He marr. 14th March 1721, Mar- 
garet (died 19th June 1755), daugh. of 
Bailie Martin, Hawick, and had issue — 
James, merchant, Edinburgh ; Samuel ; 
John ; Ann ; Margaret. — [Brux Writs, 
31st Aug. 1745.] 

THOMAS JOHNSTON, pres. by 
1747 George II. 10th Nov. 1746 ; ord. 16th 
July 1747 ; trans, to Boharm 31st 
May 1753. 

PATRICK DUFF, called 30th Jan., 
and ord. 2nd May 1754 ; trans, to 
1754 Second Charge, Old Machar, 6th 
March 1755. 



WILLIAM DUFF, M.A. ; called 18th 
Sept., and ord. 8th Oct. 1755 ; trans. 



1755 



to Peterculter 4th March 1767. 



WILLIAM DUFF, M.A.; called 9th 
Aug., and ord. 17th Sept. 1767; 



1767 



trans, to Keig 27th June 1772. 



JAMES DOUGLAS, called 6th July, 
and ord. 26th Aug. 1772; trans, to 



1772 



Premnay 1st Aug. 1787. 



WILLIAM SPENCE, born Banffshire, 
17a7 1749 ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (28th March 1771) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Strathbogie 3rd Dec. 
1783; called 13th, and ord. 27th Sept. 
1787 ; died 27th Oct. 1807. He marr. 13th 
Aug. 1799, Mary Grassick, who died at 
Aberdeen, senior annuitant on Widows' 
Fund, 9th Dec. 1864, aged 90), and had 
issue — Mary Ann, born 21st July 1800, 
died 7th July 1814 ; William, secretary 
to British Linen Company Bank, Edin- 
burgh, born 26th Sept. 1801, died 1st Dec. 
1874; Robert, born 7th April 1803, died 
at sea 23rd Jan. 1841 ; Alexander, M.A., 
D.D., min. of St Clement's Church, Aber- 
deen, born 12th Dec. 1804, died 30th Aug. 
1890 ; Jean, born 20th July 1806 (marr. 
28th June 1832, Alexander Booth, jeweller, 
Aberdeen), died 8th Oct. 1883. Publication 
— Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, xix.). 

ROBERT SCOTT, born 1778, son of 
William S., farmer, Rothiemay ; 
educated at -King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (27th March 1800); became 
tutor in the family of Major Innes at 
Keiss ; licen. by Presb. of Caithness 5th 
March 1805 ; pres. by George III. 22nd 
Feb., and ord. 9th June 1808 ; pres. to 
Forgue Nov. 1833, but declined; died 16th 
June 1855. He marr. 15th April 1812, 
Mary Margaret (died 23rd Oct. 1830), 
second daugh. of James Forsyth, min. of 
Belhelvie, and had issue — Isabella Eliza- 
beth, born 27th May 1813 (marr. Charles 
M'Combie, LL.D., min. of Lumphanan) ; 
Elizabeth Mary, born 25th Dec. 1814 (marr. 
William Reid, min. of Auchindoir). Publi- 
cation — Account of the Parish {New Stat. 
Ace, xii). — {Aberdeenshire Epitaphs, 464.] 



1808 



128 



GLENBUCHAT— KEIG 



[PEESB. OF 



1863 



1881 



WILLIAM GORDON, M.A.; ord. (assist- 

1854 ant and successor) 12th Oct. 1854 ; 

trans, to Glenbervie 10th June 1863. 

- JOHN BREMNER, born Strathdon, 
26th June 1815, son of Garden B., 
farmer, and Janet Wattie ; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1836); licen. by Presb. of Forres 24th 
July 1844; ord. to Glenlivet 11th April 
1850; pres. by Queen Victoria 8th July, 
trans, and adm. 24th Sept. 1863 ; .died at 
Elgin, 1st Dec. 1880. He marr. 3rd Oct. 
1862, Helen Stewart (born 5th April 1831, 
died 16th July 1895), daugh. of Lieut. 
Robert Innes, Aberlour, and had issue — 
Robert Garden, born 11th July 1864, died 
12th March 1898 ; John William, born 
5th June 1868 ; Helen Grace, born 10th 
June 1870. — [Henderson's Aberdeenshire 
Epitaphs, 464.] 

JOHN SCOTT, born Langholm, Dum- 
friesshire ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; ord. 6th July 1881 ; died 
unmarr. at Edinburgh, 25th May 1886. 

WILLIAM ARTHUR SPARK, born 
1888 -Aberdeen, 1853, son of Archibald 
S. and Barbara Reith ; educated 
at Univs. of Glasgow and Aberdeen ; licen. 
by Presb. of Aberdeen in 1884; assistant 
at Wemyss, Fife, 1884-6; ord. 28th Oct. 
1886. Marr. 21st Aug. 1895, Isabel, daugh. 
of Charles Ogg, Baltimore, and has issue 
— Archibald Charles, 2nd lieut. Gordon 
Highlanders, born 26th May 1896, killed 
at Ypres, 31st July 1917 ; John Alexander, 
lieut. Royal Air Force, born 16th Dec. 1897 ; 
Annabella Mary, born 10th Dec. 1899; 
Robert Albert, born 8th May 1902 ; Emelia, 
born 8th May 1905 ; Gertrude, born 21st 
May 1912. 

KEIG. 

[The church of Keig was dedicated to 
St Declan (called sometimes St Diaconan). 
It belonged to the Priory of Monymusk.] 

ANDREW OGILVIE, min. in 1567, 



1567 



with Leslie and Premnay also in the 
charge ; trans, to Airlie at Candle- 
mas 1569. 



1574 PATRICK STRACHAN, reader. 

JOHN STRACHAN, min. of Cushnie 
1576 in 1574 ; trans, with Alford, Leochel, 
and Kiudrochet also in his charge 
before 1576; still min. 6th Dec. 1603. 
He marr. Margaret Dunbar. — [Aberdeen 
Sheriff-Court Records, i., 385; Aberdeen 
Sas. Sec. Reg., iii., 91, 125.] 

WILLIAM FORBES, adm. before 13th 

1607 July 1607 ; still min. 1st Sept. 1624, 

when the brethren were app. to 

bring supply to him. — [P. C. Reg., viii., 

121 ; Aberdeen Sas., vi., 177.] 



JOHN YOUNG, adm. before 1638; 
trans, to Birse before 22nd Oct. 



1638 



1651. 



THOMAS FORBES, son of William F. 
of Corsindae ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1633) ; 
became min. of Tough ; trans, and adm. 
before 21st Oct. 1651 ; died between 4th 
Oct. and 6th Dec. 1665, aged about 53. 
He marr. Agnes, daugh. of Thomas Gordon 
of Grandholm, who survived him, and had 
issue — William of Tullich ; Isobel (marr. 
Robert Lumsden, son to Cushnie.) — [Aber- 
deen Homings, li., 211.] 

ADAM BARCLAY, M.A. ; trans, from 

166 „ Kinbathoch (Towie) and inst. 10th 

July 1666; deprived in 1681 for 

refusing to take the Test [afterwards min. 

in Perth May 1688]. 

ANDREW LIVINGSTON, educated at 
16S3 Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1670) ; became chaplain to John, 
Earl of Kintore ; pres. by James, Bishop 
of Dunblane, 15th July 1682 ; passed trials 
before Presb., coll. 5th, and inst. 12th 
April 1683; deprived 22nd Aug. 1716 
as a Jacobite. He marr. (1) and had 
issue — William, Episcopal min. at Old 
Deer, died before 1757 ; Andrew, merchant, 
Aberdeen, died May 1738 ; Alexander, 
Episcopal min. at Dunfermline ; Margaret 
(marr. Alexander Farquharson of Westown) : 
(2) 1722, Isobel (died Aug. 1729), daugh. of 
Patrick Moir, merchant, Tough, and had 
issue — James, bapt. 21st April 1724.— 



ALFOED] 



KEIG 



129 



[Aberdeenshire Poll-Book, I, 462 ; G. R. 
Homings, 7 th Nov. 1688 ; Scot. Notes and 
Queries, xii., 39.] 

GEOBGE MIDDLETON, born 1681; 
1717 educated at Marischal College ; M.A. 
(1700); licen. by Presb. of Alford 
9th April 1707 ; ord. to Leochel 2nd March 
1708; called by the Presb. jure devoluto 
14th May, trans, and adm. 27th June 1717, 
under, it is said, protection of fifty soldiers ; 
died 15th June 1739. He marr. Elizabeth 
Farquhar, who died 4th April 1750, and 
had issue — George; Hugh, student at 
Marischal College, 1733-7; Samuel, student 
there, 1733-7 ; Joan. — [Aberdeen Tests.] 

ALEXANDEK STBACHAN, born 1696, 
1740 son °^ J ames S., plasterer, Aberdeen; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen, 1712-16 ; licen. by Presb. of Fordoun 
21st March 1722 ; ord. to Footdee 28th Aug. 
1731 ; called 30th Jan., trans, and adm. 30th 
April 1740 ; his house was entered on the 
morning of 16th Oct. 1746, by a party of 
armed men, who robbed him of his watch, 
clothes, silver, etc. ; died 10th Oct. 1771. 
He marr. 26th April 1738, Elizabeth Wilson, 
who died 27th Aug. 1789, aged 82, and left 
£50 to the poor of the parish. 

WILLIAM DUFF, born 20th Sept. 1742, 
17 „ 2 third son of William D., min. of 
Eothiemay; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1st April 1761); 
licen. by Presb. of Turriff 10th June 1767 ; 
ord. to Glenbuchat 17th Sept. that year; 
pres. by George III. 26th Oct. 1771 ; trans, 
and adm. 27th June 1772 ; died unmarr. 
28th June 1773. 

ALEXANDEE SMITH, born 1750; edu- 
1773 cated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; licen. by Presb. of Alford 
15th Oct. 1771; ord. to Forbes 7th July 
1773 ; pres. by George III. 23rd July, 
trans, and adm. 14th Dec. that year ; died 
12th May 1833. Publication— Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace., xi.). 

GOEDON BAEBUBN, born 1782, a 
native of Aberdeenshire; M.A. (King's 
College, 30th March 1804); schoolmaster 
of Keig, 1803-61, and licentiate of the 

VOL. VI. 



Presb. ; acted as ordained assistant to 
preceding min. from 1815-33; died 29th 
March 1861. He marr. Barbara Benton, 
who died 8th Jan. 1881, and had issue — 
James (only son) ; Catherine, died 22nd 
June 1891, aged 84. During his school- 
mastership he had five assistants in 
succession, who afterwards became parish 
mins. — Alexander Milne, Tough ; John 
Watt, Strathdon ; Andrew Christie, Kil- 
drummy ; William Skinner, Tarland ; and 
Lewis Beaton, Carnwath. 

ALEXANDEE LOW, born 5th May 
1834 1800, son of James L., farmer, Head- 
house, Clatt ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (3rd April 1819) ; 
app. schoolmaster of Clatt in 1825 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Alford 4th May 1831 ; pres. 
by William IV. 18th April, and ord. 27th 
June 1834 ; died 3rd May 1873. He marr. 
22nd Sept. 1846, Magdalene (born 5th May 
1823, died in London, 7th Nov. 1897), 
daugh. of George Inglis, Dean of Guild, 
Aberdeen, and had issue — George Inglis, 
born 20th Sept. 1847, died 22nd Feb. 1897 ; 
Agnes Jane, born 20th Oct. 1848; Alex- 
ander Hay in London, born 16th Jan. 
1850; John, born 28th Dec. 1851, died 
19th Sept. 1882 ; Charles, banker in Eng- 
land, born 18th Jan. 1853; Catherine 
Mary, born 29th Aug. 1854 ; Walter Forbes, 
min. of Kilmarnock, born 12th March 
1856; Magdalene, born 1st July 1857, 
died 23rd Aug. 1858 ; James Gillan, born 
23rd July 1859. Publications— The History 
of Scotland from the Earliest Period to the 
Middle of the Ninth Century (Edinburgh, 
1826) ; Scottish Heroes in the Days of 
Wallace and Bruce, 2 vols. (London, 
1856) ; Notices of the Localities in a Grant 
of the Lands of Keig and Monymusk >by 
Malcolm, King of the Scots, to the Church 
of St Andrews, and a Sketch or History 
of the Priory of Monymusk (Proc. Soc. 
Antiq., vi., 218-32) ; Account of the Parish 
[Additions and Corrections] (Neio Stat. 
Ace., xii.). 

DUNCAN CAMPBELL, M.A., B.D. ; 
187 pres. by Queen Victoria 5th July, 
and ord. 25th Sept. 1873; trans, to 
Grahamston 3rd Feb. 1876. 



130 



KEIG— KENNETHMONT AND RATHMUREAL [presb. of 



v THOMAS BELL, born Kirkpatrick- 
1876 Juxta, 12th March 1826, son of 
Sergeant John B. and Margaret 
Hope ; educated at Univs. of St Andrews 
and Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Kirk- 
cudbright 6th Aug. 1862 ; became school- 
master at Tongland; ord. to Fauldhouse 
14th May 1868 ; trans, and adm. 6th July 
1876; clerk of Presb. 1895-1908; clerk of 
Synod of Aberdeen, 1895-1913; D.D. (St 
Andrews 1899) ; died 31st March 1913. He 
marr. 29th Aug. 1876, Elizabeth Foster 
(died 8th March 1926), youngest daugh. 
of William Johnston, schoolmaster, Castle- 
Douglas, and Murray Jardine, and had 
issue — Murray Jardine (daugh.), born 13th 
Oct. 1877 ; Joanna Margaret, born 12th Aug. 
1879. Publication — Edited Records of the 
Meeting of the Exercise of Alford, 1662- 
1688 [New Spalding Club] (Aberdeen, 1897). 

JAMES STEWART, born Nairn, son of 
1900 J ames S. and Jane Eliza Mackintosh; 
educated at Forres Academy and 
Univs. of Edinburgh and St Andrews ; 
licen. by Presb. of Perth ; assistant at 
St Michael's, Edinburgh; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 21st Dec. 1900. Marr. 7th 
July 1908, Janet Forrest, daugh. of Joseph 
Turnbull, Thorndean, St Boswells, and 
Isobel Rankin, and has issue — Isobel 
Rankin, born 15th Aug. 1909. 



KENNETHMONT AND 
RATHMUREAL. 

[These parishes were united in or about 
1630. 

The church of Kennethmont was dedi- 
cated in early times to St Alkmund, but 
there was a later dedication to St Rule. 
This church belonged to the Abbey of 
Lindores. It obtained a collegiate endow- 
ment. Kennethmont had a fair of St Rule. 
There was in the parish a Well of St John.] 

WILLIAM THOMSON, reader here 
and at Leslie in 1567 ; exhorter at 



1567 



Nov. 1570. 



ANDREW THOMSON, reader in 
1574 1574. 



WALTER LESLIE, reader from 1576 
1576 to 1591. 



1607 



GEORGE SPENS, educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1603); 
adm. in 1607, died before 10th June 
1628. He marr. and had issue — James, in 
Tillieminet, served heir to his cousin- 
german Anna, daugh. of William Spens 
at Mill of Williamston, 10th June 1628. 
—[Inq. Ret. Gen., 1417, 1899 ; G. R. Sas., 
xxiv., 346.] 



1634 



PATRICK LINDSAY, born about 1606, 
son of David L., burgess of Aber- 
deen; educated at Marischal College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1624) ; became school- 
master of Alford ; adm. before 15th Aug. 
1634 ; was recommended by the General 
Assembly to the Committee of Estates and 
to the charity of Presbyteries in Aberdeen- 
shire, 24th Aug. 1647 ; is said to have been 
killed by the soldiers of Montrose's army 
before 28th July 1648. He marr. and had 
issue — Patrick, in Towie ; and others. — 
[Reg. Mag. Sig., ix., 1175.] 



1643 



ROBERT CHEYNE, adm. min. of 
Kearn in 1631 ; trans, and adm. to 
Forbes before 12th Aug. 1639, when 
he was a member of the General Assembly ; 
trans, and adm. before 21st Dec. 1643, when 
he was one of the committee for the trial 
of the Professor of Divinity in King's 
College, Aberdeen ; was a member of 
Commission of Assembly in 1649. Joined 
the Protesters in 1651 ; was still min. 6th 
Oct. 1675. He was convicted by the 
Presb. of having employed people to cut 
corn on Sunday and made public confession. 
He marr. (cont. 23rd July 1631) Isabel, 
daugh. of Henry Ross, min. of Rhynie, and 
had issue.— [.fte;?. of Deeds, dvi., 97.] 

ROBERT FARQUHARSON, second 
son of John F. of Kirkton of 

187V 

Aboyne [youngest son of Finlay, 
second son of Robert, first F. of Inver- 
cauld] ; educated at Marischal College, 
Aberdeen, 1665-7 ; licen. by Presb. of 
Alford and recommended for ordination 
6th April 1676; adm. before 9th Oct. 



alford] 



KENNETHMONT AND RATHMUREAL 



131 



1677 ; still min. 24th Aug. 1687. He marr. 
Margaret (marr. (2) William Black of 
Haddo, regent, Aberdeen, and died before 
24th Jan. 1758, when her testament was 
confirmed), daugh. of Alexander Leith of 
Craighall, and had issue— Alexander, W.S., 
1703, died 16th April 1735 ; George ; Helen 
(marr., cont. 31st Oct. 1713, Ludovick 
Gordon of Kinmundy, min. of Huntly). — 
[Reg. of Deeds, Dal., 1713, 106; Brough- 
dearg MS.; Records of Invercauld; Aber- 
deen Journal Notes and Queries, v., 16.] 

WILLIAM GAEIOCH, born about 
1649 ; educated at King's College 
' Aberdeen; M.A. (1669); licen. by 
Presb. of Alford ; ord. to Forbes 13th May 
1677 ; trans, and adm. 21st Sept. 1687 ; 
received into communion by the Committee 
of the General Assembly for the North 
2nd July 1694 ; died Father of the 
Church Jan. 1738. He marr. and had 
issue — William. — [Reg. of Deeds, Mack., 
17th May 1711.] 



17S9 



THEODORE GORDON, born 1701, 
son of William Gordon, Drumbulg, 
Gartly ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (29th March 1722) ; school- 
master of Cairney, 1724-8 ; licen. by Presb. 
of Strathbogie 6th Nov. 1728 ; employed as 
itinerant preacher in parish of Cairney ; 
ord. to Cabrach 17th Feb. 1731 ; expressed 
his sorrow to the Presb., 10th Nov. 1736, 
for having gone to see a rope dance at the 
Brick - hills of Old Aberdeen ; pres. by 
George Gordon, Professor of Oriental 
Languages in King's College, April 1738 ; 
trans, and adm. 20th June 1739 ; elected 
clerk of Synod 7th April 1752, which office 
he resigned 13th April 1773; died 29th 
Aug. 1779. He marr. (1) 10th Aug. 1736, 
Anne (died 1742, aged 34), daugh. of Pro- 
fessor George Gordon before mentioned, 
and had issue — George William Algernon, 
min. of Keith, born 1737; Forbes, born 
12th April 1739, Margaret Ann, born 8th 
Aug. 1740 ; Katherine, born 15th April 
1742 : (2) 4th Aug. 1753, Barbara (died 
30th Dec. 1767), daugh. of Archibald 
Forbes of Putachie, and widow of William 
Badenoch, min. of Alford, and had issue — 



1780 



Elizabeth (marr. Thomas Wilson, min. of 
Gamrie). — [Scot. Notes and Queries, new 
ser., ii., 19.] 

GEORGE DONALDSON, M.A. ; pres. 
by Captain Alexander Leith of Leith 
Hall in March, and ord. 27th April 
1780 ; trans, to Rathven 22nd Sept. 1791. 

GEORGE MINTY, born Inverkeithny, 
1792 *"*5, son °f William M. ; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1775); licen. by Presb. of Fordyce 
14th Feb. 1781 ; was in the neighbourhood 
of London for eight years ; pres. by Lieut.- 
Colonel Alexander Hay of Rannes 15th 
Feb., and ord. 10th May 1792; D.D. 
(Marischal College 1790); died 18th Jan. 
1834. He marr. Ann (died 2nd April 
1806, aged 46), only child of William 
Foord, Putney, Surrey, and had issue — 
Ann Susan, born 9th Oct. 1792, died 22nd 
Aug. 1865; Elizabeth, born 13th March 
1794, died 21st Sept. 1796; William, his 
successor in the parish ; George, army 
surgeon, born 25th July 1797, died 27th Aug. 
1829 ; Alexander, schoolmaster, Kenneth- 
mont, born 30th Jan. 1799, died 30th Oct. 
1870; James (twin), born 30th Jan. 1799, 
died a student 16th Jan. 1821 ; Mary Jane, 
born 7th July 1801, died 30th March 1839. 

WILLIAM MINTY, born 22nd Jan. 
1832 1 ^ 9 ^> son °f preceding ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(2nd April 1814) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Turriff 4th April 1821 ; ord. (assistant) 6th 
July 1831 ; pres. by General Alexander 
Hay of Rannes in Jan., and adm. (assistant 
and successor) 9th Feb. 1832 ; died 2nd 
June 1869. He marr. 13th Nov. 1838, 
Isabella (died 12th April 1896), daugh. of 
Alexander Mackay, Viewfield House, and 
had issue — Margaret Graham, born 19th 
Nov. 1839 (marr. 14th Nov. 1865, John 
Gordon Grant, M.D., 48th Foot) ; Georgina 
Mary, born 20th June 1841 ; Alexander, 
lieut. - colonel in army, assumed name of 
Minto,born 13th Jan. 1843; Isabella Anne, 
born 11th Aug. 1844 (marr. 5th Aug. 1865, 
Quintain Johnstone of Trolarg, Ayrshire), 
died 2nd May 1882; William, born 4th 
Feb. 1846; Andrew Leith Hay, born 27th 



132 



RATHMUREAL— KILDRUMMY 



[PEESB. OF 



1924 



July 1847, died 6th March 1878; James, 
born 30th Oct. 1849, died 10th May 1854. 
Publication — Account of the Parish (New 
Stat. Ace, xii.). 

WILLIAM MEARNS MACPHER- 

1866 SON, M.A. ; pres. by Colonel Leith- 

Hay of Pannes ; ord. (assistant and 

successor), 30th Jan. 1866 ; trans, and adm. 

to Monymusk 17th April 1868. 

THOMAS BURNETT, born 17th May 
18 _ 1841, son of Thomas B., min. 
of Daviot ; educated at Grammar 
School and King's College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1859) ; licen. by Presb. of Garioch in 
June 1863 ; ord. (assistant and successor) to 
Daviot 9th Feb. 1865 ; pres. by Colonel 
Leith-Hay of Leith-Hall ; trans, and adm. 
13th Feb. 1870; D.D. (Aberdeen 1919); 
res. 28th Nov. 1923. 

ANDREW W. FARMS, born 6th Oct. 
1896, son of James F. and Janet 
Struthers ; educated at Dunfermline 
High School and Univ. of St Andrews, 
M.A. (1918), B.D. (1921) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Kirkcaldy in 1921 ; assistant at Tyne- 
castle, Edinburgh, and Campsie ; ord. 13th 
March 1924. 

RATHMUREAL, or 
CHRIST'S KIRK. 

[The church of Rathmureal was dedicated 
to St Muriel. At a late date we find the 
charge called Christ's Kirk, and it is likely 
there was a change of dedication. The 
church belonged to the Abbey of Lindores. 
In the old churchyard, scanty ruins of 
Rathmureal Church can still be seen. 
Near it was St Muriel's Well. This 
parish long continued to hold a very 
popular tryst of a singular kind. It was 
called Christ's Fair, and was held in May 
from sunset to sunrise. Hence it got the 
name of the " Sleepy Market." In 1794 this 
was changed to a daytime fair, but the 
alteration seemed to take away the motive 
of gathering. It was poorly attended for 
a few years, and then given up altogether.] 

ANGUS DUNCANSON, reader from 
1567 1567 to 1580. 



WALTER LESLIE, reader; had a 
glebe designated 5th Oct. 1584. — 
[Aberdeen Homings, ii., 214.] 



KILDRUMMY. 

[The church of Kildrummy was dedi- 
cated to St Bride. Beside it was St Bride's 
Well. In 1650 the parishes of Auchindoir 
and Kildrummy were united, but they 
were severed again in 1653. There were 
three chapels within the bounds, St 
Machar's in St Machar's Haugh, St Luke's 
at Mid Clova, and St Ranald's in Glen- 
kindie, where also is St Ranald's Well.] 

THOMAS DALLOQUHY, reader in 
1567 1567. 

ARTHUR HENDERSON, reader in 
1574 1574. 

ANDREW WATSON, reader from 1576 
1576 to 1578; removed to Innernochtie. 

JOHN BAXTER, removed from Inner- 
1579 nochtie ; reader from 1579 to 1580. 

ANDREW WATSON, reader above 
1585 mentioned ; returned in 1585. 



1593 



THOMAS MELVILL, min. of Forbes 
in 1585 ; trans, to Innernochtie in 
1588 ; pres. to the common kirks 
of Cabrach, Kildrummy, Glenbuchat, and 
Logie-Mar by James VI. in 1587 ; removed 
here about 1593 ; pres. to Clatt by James 
VI. before 25th Oct. 1594, but not settled ; 
still min. here 2nd June 1612. He marr. 
Marjorie Hay, and had issue — Robert. — 
[Aberdeen Sas. Sec. Reg., i., 191 ; Aberdeen 
Sheriff-Court Records, ii., ISO.] 

JAMES ALLAN, min. at 20th May 
1619; died between Dec. 1619 and 
Jan. 1620. He marr. Janet Brockie, 

who survived him, and had issue— James ; 

Isobel.— [Banff Homings, 1621.] 

WILLIAM FORBES, min. at 15th 
Nov. 1621.- [Aberdeen Sheriff-Court 
Records, ii., 255.] 

WILLIAM DUNCAN, M.A. ; adm. 

1653 before 18tJl 0ct - 1653 ; trans, to 
New Kil patrick before 18th July 1666. 



alford] 



KILDRUMMY 



133 



WILLIAM GLASS, min. of Kearn. 

Joined the Protesters, and was adm. 

min. of Cushnie before 21st Oct. 
1651 ; trans, and adm. 13th Sept. 1666 ; 
died between 2nd March and 6th April 
1670. He marr. Margaret, daugh. of 
William Raye, advocate, Aberdeen. 

WILLIAM BURNETT, M.A. ; adm. 
l&11 before 15th March 1671 ; deprived in 
1681, on refusing to take the Test 
[afterwards min. of Midmar.] 

JOHN ALEXANDER of Brow- 
1682 l an d> parish of Auchindoir ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (27th 
March 1661); licen. by George Wishart, 
Bishop of Edinburgh, 21st May 1668 ; ord. 
to Creich, Sutherland, 16th Jan. that 
year; pres. by Charles, Earl of Mar, 5th 
March 1682; trans, and adm. 28th May 1682; 
dep. 3rd April 1717, for joining the Jacobite 
army under John, Earl of Mar, praying for 
the Old Chevalier, etc.; died Aug. 1717, 
aged about 76. He marr. Anna Gordon, 
and had issue— John, M. A., born 1694, app. 
assistant and successor to his father, but 
became an Episcopal min. at Alloa, and 
was consecrated a bishop of the Nonjurant 
Episcopal Church, 19th Aug. 1743, for its 
diocese of Dunkeld, died 24th April 1776 ; 
Isobel (marr. Colin Petrie, farmer, Auchin- 
tender and Clinkston, parish of Forgue); 
Jean, bapt. 3rd Jan. 1683 (marr. (1) 1704, 
James Ker : (2) Alexander Tower) ; Agnes, 
died unmarr. His widow on 9th July 1718, 
being in great poverty, delivered to the 
Presbytery the Session Registers from 1673 
to 1686 and from 1710 to 1719, the Registers 
of the Presbytery from 1662 to 1688, a 
baptismal laver, and other church property, 
on condition that she be recommended for 
the half-year vacant stipend. — {Aberdeen 
Tests ; Aberdeen Journal Notes and Queries, 
iv., 263]. 

ROBERT DUFF, ord. 12th March 1718 ; 
1718 trans, to Aberlour 21st Oct. 1719. 

WILLIAM MILN, born 1690, probably 

1720 son °^ •^°^ )ert M., min. of Forbes ; 

educated at Marischal College ; M.A. 

(1712) ; called by the Presb. jure devoluto 



8th June, and ord. 25th Aug. 1720; dep. 
by the Synod, 5th Oct. 1721, for Sabbath 
breaking, but sentence recalled by General 
Assembly 14th May 1722 ; died 16th Aug. 
1762. He marr. 27th Sept. 1721, Helen 
Kerr, who died 25th May 1787, aged 87, 
and had issue — Jean, born 1726 (marr. 
Robert Duncan, merchant, Aberdeen), died 
7th May 1818 ; David, born Nov. 1727, died 
10th May 1736; Helen, died 9th July 1761 
Margaret; Isobel, died 19th June 1761 
Dorothea, born 4th March 1739; Marjory 
born 2nd Sept. 1741 ; David, min. of Edin 
killie, born 11th Nov. 1744 ; Thomas 
Alexander ; Jonathan, went to Jamaica 
Archibald ; James. 



1763 



JAMES M'WILLIAM, born 1st May 
1699 ; educated at Marischal Col- 
lege, Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of 
Garioch 9th June 1736 ; became school- 
master of Oyne ; ord. to Forbes 17th Aug. 
1757 ; pres. by George III. 19th Nov. 1762 ; 
trans, and adm. 23rd March 1763; died 
unmarr. 6th April 1771. 

ROBERT LUMSDEN, bom 12th May 
.,—. 1748, son of John L., min. of Strath- 
don ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (2nd April 1765) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Alford 14th Sept. 1767 ; ord. 
missionary at Corgarff 30th March 1768 ; 
pres. by George III. 21st April 1771 ; trans, 
and adm. 5th Sept. that year ; elected 
joint-clerk of Synod 8th April 1777 ; died 
unmarr. 23rd Jan. 1795. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, xviii.) 

JOHN HARPER, born Aberdeenshire, 
1795 1745 ; educated at Marischal College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1766) ; assistant at 
Leslie ; ord. there (assistant and successor) 
5th Sept. 1781 ; pres. by George III. 28th 
April, trans, and adm. 17th Sept. 1795 ; 
died unmarr. 23rd April 1807. Publica- 
tion—Account of Leslie (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, viii.). 

BENJAMIN MERCER, born 1734, son 
,_.„ of John M. in Mains of Kildrummy ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1762); licen. by Presb. of 



134 



KILDRUMMY— LEOCHEL AND CUSHNIE [presb. of 



Kincardine O'Neil 6th April 1768 ; app. 
schoolmaster of Stornoway that year ; res. 
in 1774; schoolmaster of Tough; ord. to 
Forbes 10th Jan. 1776 ; removed here on 
the union of the parishes of Forbes and 
Tullynessle ; pres. by George III. 8th 
July, and adm. 17th Dec. 1807 ; died 
10th Oct. 1815 and was buried at Towie. 
Familiarly known as "Ben" Mercer. A 
typical min. of the old school, he was one 
of many who organised their parishioners 
when the first volunteer movement was 
got up to meet the threatened invasion of 
Napoleon : " I'll gae wi' ye mysel'," he said, 
" fan I was a laddie I was a terrible craiter 
for fechtin'." He marr. 9th Jan. 1783, 
Margaret (died 6th Feb. 1842), daugh. of 
James Stewart of Carnaveron, Alford, and 
had issue — James, lieut. in army, born 
24th April 1784, killed leading a storming 
party in Spain during the Battle of 
Corunna 16th Jan. 1809. Publication — 
Account of Forbes and Kearn (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, xi.) — [Davidson's Old Aberdeen- 
shire Ministers, 54-58 ; Paul's Past and 
Present of Aberdeenshire, 39-42.]' 

ALEXANDER REID, born 1783 ; edu- 
lgl2 cated at King's College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (30th March 1807) ; became 
schoolmaster of the parish ; pres. by 
George, Prince Regent, in May, and ord. 
(assistant and successor) 1st July 1812 ; 
died 3rd May 1849. He marr. 15th Jan. 
1818, Mary Troup, who died 13th Sept. 
1831, aged 41, and had issue— William, 
born 6th Nov. 1818 ; Margaret, born 21st 
Nov. 1819 (marr. Francis W. A. Wilson, 
H.M. Customs, Jamaica) ; John, born 17th 
July 1821 ; Erskine Elizabeth, born 23rd 
May 1823 (marr. Dr George Stephen) j 
Isabel, born 11th Aug. 1825, died 21st May 

1848 ; Mary, born 6th Oct. 1829 (marr. John 
Christie, min. of this parish) ; Gordon, born 
29th June 1831, died 30th Sept. 1852 ; 
Alexander. Publication — Account of the 
Parish {New Stat. Ace, xii.). 

JOHN CHRISTIE, D.D. ; pres. by 

1849 Q ueen Victoria 25th June, and ord. 
13th Sept. 1849 ; trans, to Kilrenny 

29th Nov. 1872. 



ANDREW CHRISTIE, born Kil- 
drumrny, 1826, son of William O, 
M. A., schoolmaster ; educated at Kil- 
drummy School, Univ. and King's College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (March 1844); licen. by 
Presb. of Alford ; schoolmaster at Glen- 
tanar and Alford ; pres. by Queen Victoria 
13th Dec. 1872; ord. 14th March 1873; 
died unmarr. 10th May 1910. 

DONALD STEWART MACKENZIE, 
1 born Aberdeen, 5th May 1882, only 

son of John M., M.A., rector of 
Madras College, St Andrews, and Mary 
Stewart ; educated at Madras College and 
Univ. of St Andrews; licen. by Presb. of 
St Andrews in 1906 ; assistant at Mark- 
inch, 1906-7, and Newington, Edinburgh, 
1907-10 ; ord. 9th Nov. 1910 ; served as 
captain R.G.A., staff-captain for Counter 
Battery duties, 13th Corps R.A., in 
European War. Marr. 14th April 1914, 
Muriel, daugh. of John Calder, min. of 
Crimond, and has issue — Muriel, born 8th 
March 1916 ; Margaret Stewart, born 6th 
March 1918 ; Mary Drummond, born 25th 
Sept. 1919 ; Alison Lucy, born 3rd Nov. 1921. 



LEOCHEL AND CUSHNIE. 



were united by the Court 

June 1795. 

church of Leochel was 
Marnoch. It belonged 
Monymusk. A fair of 

held at Leochel. 

church of Cushnie was 

Bride. Near it was St 



[These parishes 
of Teinds on 28th 

Leochel. — The 
dedicated to St 
to the Priory of 
St Marnoch was 

Cushnie.— The 
dedicated to St 
Bride's Well.] 

1574 JOHN MERCER, reader in 1574. 

1578 JAMES WALKER, reader in 1578. 

THOMAS STRACHAN, reader from 

1579 1579 to 1580. 

GILBERT BROWN, reader from 1585 
1585 to 1588. 

JOHN STRACHAN of Sevydlie, 
removed from Alford in 1588, having 
Kemnay, Alford, Leslie, and Keig 

all in the charge; still min. in 1594; 

returned to Keig before 1595. 



1588 



alfoed] 



LEOCHEL AND CUSHNIE 



135 



1651 



NATHANIEL BLACK, buried at 
Aberdeen 9th Aug. 1616.— [Aberdeen Kirk- 
Session Accounts.'] 

ADAM BARCLAY, M.A. ; adm. about 
1616 1616 ; trans, to Monymusk in 1622. 

THOMAS FORBES, M.A. ; probably 

min. of Monymusk ; adm. before 

5th March 1622 ; his house was 

plundered by John Dugar and others 8th 

Aug. 1638; still min. in 1647.— [Spalding 

Club Miscell., iii.] 

GEORGE WATSON, son of Robert W., 
min. of Grange, to whom he was 
served heir; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 1635-9.. Joined the 
Protesters ; adm. before 21st Oct. 1651 ; 
had confirmation of two ploughgates of 
land in Polmanie 19th Dec. 1673; was still 
min. 21st Sept. 1681. He marr. (cont. 18th 
July 1653), Margaret, daugh. of James 
Forbes of Tilliefour. — [Inq. Ret. Gen., 
3907; Macfarlane's Geneal. Coll., ii., 255; 
Banff Sas., i., 420.] 

JOHN PATON, adm. in 1682; trans. 

1682 to Insch 16th April 1683. 

ALEXANDER SEATON, educated at 

1683 King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(1670) ; was the appearing min. of 

Insch 6th Aug. 1682; pres. by James, 
Bishop of Dunblane, 16th Nov. that year ; 
coll. 5th, and inst. 14th April 1683; died 
6th April 1707, aged about 57. He marr. 
and had issue — Isabel (marr. Alexander 
Lumsden). — [Aberdeenshire Poll-Booh, i., 
431 ; G. R. Homings, 27th March 1689.] 

GEORGE MIDDLETON, called 23rd 
Nov. 1707; ord. 2nd March 1708; 
708 trans, to Keig 27th June 1717. 

THOMAS REID, educated at King's 
1718 College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1713); 
licen. by Presb. of Kincardine O'Neil 
1st Oct. 1717 ; pres. by Sir William Forbes 
of Craigievar, Bart., Oct. that year ; ord. 
28th April 1718; got into financial diffi- 
culties and the Presb. of Irvine resolved, 
5th Feb. 1735, to contribute half a crown 
each to his relief ; died 3rd Jan. 1767. He 
marr. 10th Sept. 1723, Elizabeth M'Kean, 



who died 26th April 1789, and had issue — 
Elizabeth ; Arthur ; James ; Alexander, 
student at Marischal College, 1751 - 5 ; 
Christian ; Agnes ; Henrietta. 



1768 



GEORGE FORBES, born 24th June 
1738, eldest son of John F. of 
Bellabeg ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1758); licen. 
by Presb. of Alford 12th May 1763 ; ord. 
(at Kearnhead) missionary at Corgarff 9th 
May 1764 ; pres. by Sir Arthur Forbes of 
Craigievar, Bart., in June, trans, and adm. 
6th July 1768, and to the united parishes 
31st March 1796 ; died 30th Aug. 1799. He 
marr. 28th Nov. 1767, Katherine (died 3rd 
Nov. 1808), only daugh. of Gordon Stewart 
of Drumin, and had issue — Anne, born 
10th Sept. 1768, died 29th Nov. 1826; 
Christian, born 4th Aug. 1770, died 10th 
June 1782; John, born 22nd Dec. 1771, 
died in East Indies, 27th Dec. 1787; Sir 
Charles of Newe, M.P., merchant, Bombay, 
born 3rd April 1773, created a baronet 4th 
Nov. 1823, died 20th Nov. 1849 ; Thomas 
lieut.-colonel 45th Foot, born 7th Aug 
1774, killed at Toulouse, 10th April 1814 
Mary, born 30th May 1776 ; George, D.D 
min. of Strathdon, born 8th April 1778 
Michie of Crimond, born 16th May 1780 
Christian, born 28th Sept. 1782, died 28th 
Nov. 1783; Gordon, min. of Dyce, born 
6th Feb. 1785 ; Katherine, born 23rd May, 
and died 7th Aug. 1788 ; Katherine (marr. 
Major David Mitchell of Ashgrove). Publi- 
cation — Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, vi.). — [Donean Tourist, 61.] 



1800 



JAMES KELLY, born Alves, 1759; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1780) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Elgin 3rd July 1787 ; schoolmaster at 
Alves 1787-90; ord. (assistant) at Alves 
7th Dec. 1790; missionary at Portsoy in 
1793; pres. by the trustees of John 
Lumsden of Cushnie in March, and adm. 
here 7th May 1800; died unmarr. 12th 
Dec. 1804. 

GEORGE ANDERSON, born 1767, 
son of Charles A., Logie-Colstone ; 
1805 educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen; M.A. (23rd March 1787); became 



136 



LEOCHEL— CUSHNIE 



[PRESB. OF 



schoolmaster of Tarland ; licen. by Presb. 
of Kincardine O'Neil 25th Nov. 1793; 
was rebuked for drinking and fighting in 
a public-house at Tarland 24th July 1799 ; 
pres. by Sir William Forbes of Craigievar, 
Bart., in March, and ord. 21st Aug. 1805 ; 
died 23rd Dec. 1820. He marr. Margaret 
Catanach, who died at Aberdeen, 23rd 
April 1847, aged 79, and had issue — 
Penelope, born 22nd Jan. 1803 ; Margaret, 
born 24th June 1804 ; Charles, M.A., Aber- 
deen, born 1st April 1806 ; Alexander, M.A., 
farmer, born 23rd Aug. 1807 ; Margaret, 
born 14th Nov. 1809 (marr. George Monro, 
S.S.C., Edinburgh) ; George, M.A., Deputy 
Inspector-General of Hospitals, born 15th 
April 1812— [Tombst.] 



1821 



WILLIAM MALCOLM, born 1792 ; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen; 
M.A. (1812) ; became schoolmaster of 
Echt and Cushnie ; ord. (assistant in this 
parish) 25th Nov. 1818; pres. by Factor 
loco tutoris of Henry Lumsden of Cushnie 
in May, and adm. 8th Aug. 1821 ; pres. to 
Midmar in 1837, but withdrew on the 
petition of his parishioners ; died 24th 
Aug. 1838. He marr. Helen Gray, who 
died 19th Feb. 1853, and had issue — 
Catherine Lumsden, born 2nd Oct. 1819 
(marr. 25th Jan. 1844, Alexander Simpson, 
M.D., Indian Medical Service), died 21st 
Dec. 1880 ; Penelope, born 10th June 1821, 
died 27th Dec. 1878; David, born 22nd 
March 1823, died 23rd Oct. 1839 ; Henry 
(twin) writer, Dublin, born 22nd March 
1823 ; William, born 12th Jan. 1825, died at 
Hamilton, Victoria, 14th Dec. 1862 ; John 
born 16th April 1827, died 15th Nov. 1839 
Publications — A Catechism and Prayers foi 
the Use of Young Communicants (Aberdeen) 
Prayers for the Young (Aberdeen) ; A 
Help to Family Worship (Aberdeen, 1839) 
Death abolished, and Life and Immortality 
brought to Light, a sermon (Aberdeen). 

ALEXANDEE TAYLOR, born Kin- 
1839 car diiieshire, 1806, son of John T., 
farmer, and Isabel Eiach ; educated 
at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (March 
1825); became librarian there; licen. by 
Presb. of Aberdeen 3rd Feb. 1830; pres. 



by Sir John Forbes of Craigievar, Bart., 
Oct. 1838; ord. 3rd Jan. 1839; D.D. 
(Aberdeen, 5th Oct. 1855) ; died 25th March 
1872. He marr. 9th Jan. 1851, Jessie 
(died 10th Sept. 1852, aged 24), daugh. 
of William M'Combie of Easter Skene, 
and had issue — Isabella, born 29th Jan. 
1852. Publications — Prophecy; The Pro- 
phecies delivered by Our Saviour ; The 
Miracles wrought by Our Saviour [Murray 
Lectures], 1830-1, 1831-2, 1837-8 (Aberdeen, 
1831-8) ; Account of the Parish {New Stat. 
Ace, xii.). 

JOHN CALDER, ord. 19th Sept. 1872 ; 
trans, to Second Charge, Old Machar, 



1872 



17th Oct. 1878. 



1879 



GEORGE HENDERSON GRASSICK, 
born Lightnet, Meldrum, 10th Dec. 
1853, son of William G. and Cather- 
ine Henderson ; educated at Parish School, 
Meldrum, Grammar School, and Univ. of 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1876); licen. by Presb. 
of Garioch 27th April 1878; assistant at 
Holburn, Aberdeen ; ord. 27th April 1879. 
Marr. 6th Dec. 1885, Anne, daugh. of 
Archibald Reid, Dockington, Glenbuchat, 
and Isabella M'Hardy, and has issue — 
George Frederick, farmer, Canada, served 
with Canadians in European War, born 
26th Oct. 1886; Isabella Catherine, born 
21st June 1888 ; Annie, Red Cross Sister, 
born 30th July 1890 ; Mary, born 17th Aug. 
1908. 

CUSHNIE. 

JAMES PATERSON, reader in 
1567 1567. 

WILLIAM FORBES, reader in 
1574 1574. 

JOHN STRACHAN, min. in 1574, 
with Forbes, Kearn, Auchindoir, and 
Kinbathoch also in the charge ; 
trans, to Keig in 1576. 

ROBERT LINDSAY, min. in 1579; 
1579 trans, to Coull before 1585. 

JAMES WALKER, reader at 12th 
1696 March, 1595-6. — [A berdeen Sheriff- 
Court Book, i., 352.] 



1574 



alford] 



CUSHNIE— STRATHDON 



137 



JAMES LEASK, probably son of Walter 
16 _ L. of that ilk ; adm. to Cruden in 
1596 ; trans, to Longley before 1597 ; 
trans, to Colstone in 1599 ; trans, to Kin- 
drochet before 1607 ; trans, and adm. in 
1608 ; still min. 3rd June 1626. He marr., 
and had issue — George, burgess of Aber- 
deen. — [Aberdeen Sheriff-Court Records, ii., 
90, 216, 289, 302; Aberdeen Inhibitions, 
16th May 1601.] 

JAMES POUTIE [or POWTIE], M.A. 

1628 (®* Andrews 1619) ; adm. before 
1628. 

ALEXANDER GARIOCH, M.A. ; adm. 

1629 m 1629; ° lerk ° f Presb - in 1633 > 

1634 ; a member of the Commission 
of Assembly in 1646 ; trans, to Peterculter 
before 21st Oct. 1651. 

WILLIAM GLASS, M.A. Joined the 
,„, Protesters ; adm. before 21st Oct. 
1651 ; trans, to Kildrummy 13th 
Sept. 1666. 



1667 



JOHN LESLIE, fourth son of George 
L. of Kincraigie and Lucretia Aber- 
crombie ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (17th July 1662); licen. 
by Presb. of Alford ; inst. 15th Sept. 1667 ; 
was in ill-health 12th April 1671, and died, 
probably unmarr., shortly thereafter. — 
[Family of Leslie, iii., 336.] 

PATKICK COPLAND, educated at 
1672 Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1661-5; 
licen. by Presb. of Alford ; inst. 18th 
Feb. 1672; died in 1710. He marr. Jean 
Gordon, and had issue— John ; Charles ; 
William ; Patrick ; Agnes ; Margaret ; 
Elizabeth ; Mary. — [Aberdeenshire Poll- 
Booh, i., 443.]. 

PATRICK GORDON, called 17th Aug. 
1711 1710 ; ord. 31st Jan. 1711 ; trans, to 
Lumphanan 27th June 1717. 



1720 



WILLIAM BIDIE, born 1692 ; edu- 
cated at Marischal College ; M.A. 
(1714); licen. by Presb. of Ellon 20th 
April 1720; called by the Presb. jure 
devoluto 8th June, and ord. 26th Aug. 



that year; died 2nd Feb. 1730. He marr. 
Mary M'Kean, who died 4th Dec. 1763 — 
[Tombst.] 

ALEXANDER OREM, pres. by Sir 
,„„- Arthur Forbes of Craigievar, Bart., 
May 1730 ; ord. after much opposi- 
tion from the parishioners (owing to false 
reports about him) by a Committee of 
Synod with correspondents 28th April 
1731 ; trans, to Forbes and Kearn 22nd 
May 1745, though the people were unani- 
mous that he should remain amongst 
them, all their former animosity having 
vanished. 

FRANCIS ADAM, born Aberdeenshire, 
1746 1705; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. March (1729) ; pres. 
by Commissioners for John, Earl of Rothes, 
Aug. 1745 ; ord. 9th July 1746 ; died 20th 
March 1795. He marr. 2nd Nov. 1747, 
Jean (died 5th March 1780), daugh. of 
William Thain, min. of Auchindoir, and 
had issue — Isabel, born 29th July 1748, 
died at Aberdeen 25th Sept. 1825 ; John, 
born 21st Dec. 1749, died 27th Jan. 1797 ; 
Alexander, born 16th Dec. 1751, died in 
West Indies 10th May 1779. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace., 
iv.)— [Tombst.] 



STRATHDON, of old 
INNERNOCHTIE. 

[The church of Innernochtie was dedi- 
cated to St Andrew. There was in the 
parish a Well of St Ronan.] 

ALEXANDER ROSS, reader in 
1567 1567. 

JOHN BAXTER, reader from 1574 to 
1574 1578. 

ANDREW WATSON, reader from 1579 
1579 to 1591 [afterwards minister]. 

JAMES ELPHINSTON, parson in 1581. 
1581 — [Aberdeen Sas., iv., 224; Feu- 
Charters of Kirhlands, ii., 320.] 

ALEXANDER MACKIE, min. in 1585, 
1585 with Kildrummy and Glenbuchat 
also in the charge. 



138 



STRATHDON 



[PRESB. OF 



1588 



1593 



THOMAS MELVILL, formerly of 
Forbes, min. in 1588, with other 
parishes in charge, to which Cabrach 

was added in place of Kildrummy in 1589 ; 

removed to Kildrummy in 1593. 

ANDEEW WATSON, formerly reader 
of Kildrummy, 1576-8, and of this 
parish, 1579-91, and at Kildrummy 

also, 1585-6; adm. min. here in 1593; 

became reader at Kinbathoch in 1596. 

x WILLIAM BROWN, min. of Glenbuchat 
1608 in 1608, with this parish also in 
charge ; removed here before 24th 
March 1618; still min. Nov. 1638. He 
marr. a daugh. of a burgess of Aberdeen, 
and had issue — John, apprenticed to Thomas 
Thomson, merchant, Aberdeen, 25th Nov. 
1630 ; Francis, burgess of Aberdeen, 3rd 
June 1657 ; James, City and University 
printer, Aberdeen, died 1662.— [Aberdeen 
Sas., xi., 173; Aberdeen Sheriff- Court 
Records, ii., 500 ; Scot. Notes and Queries, 
x., 165.] 

BAXTEK, had his head cut off at 

16 the manse door with a Lochaber axe, 

by a neighbouring laird.— [Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, xiii.]. 

WILLIAM WEDDERBURN, born 
1651 about 1582, son of William W., 
Aberdeen, and Margaret Annand, 
and brother of David W., the grammarian 
and Latin poet ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; became under-master 
of Grammar School, 1616-17 ; regent in 
Marischal College before 1623 ; adm. to 
Bethelnie [Old Meldrum] before 1st Nov. 
1633; was a member of Assemblies, 1638, 
1639 ; dep. April 1642 for immorality, but 
sentence recalled by General Assembly Aug. 
1643 ; appears to have again fallen under 
Church censure as he was recommended 
by the Presb., 2nd Nov. 1648, to be allowed 
to preach; adm. here before 21st Oct. 
1651 ; still min. 19th April 1659, but parish 
vacant 19th April 1660. He is said by 
James Marchmont to have been author 
of Meditationes Campestres Wedderburni 
(Aberdeen, 1634), but this was written by 
his brother, David W. He marr. (1) June 



1624, Margaret Tullidelph, and had issue 
— William, student at Marischal College, 
Aberdeen, 1649-50: (2) Nov. 1649, Agnes 
Howison.— [Wedderburn Book, 47; March- 
mont's Catalog. Scot. Writers ; Collections 
Aberdeen and Banff; Diet. Nat. Biog.] 

ROBERT IRVINE, M.A. ; ord. in 1663 ; 
1663 trans, to Towie 26th July 1666. 



ANDREW ABERCROMBIE, trans, 
from Kilmacolm and inst. 26th 
July 1666; trans, to Tarland in 



1666 
1681. 



JOHN ROBERTSON, educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1671-5; 
adm. session-clerk 4th July 1674 ; 
licen. by Presb. of Alford in 1678; adm. 
24th July 1681 ; dep. as a Jacobite 3rd 
May 1717 ; died at Whitehouse of Cromar 
in 1772. He marr. and had issue — 
Joseph; Charles; William; John; George; 
James, bapt. 22nd Sept. 1705; Janet; 
Margaret; Isobel; Isobel Elizabeth; Sophia; 
Rebecca. 

DONALD M'SWAIN, born Skye, 1692; 
7 educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (2nd May 1711); became 
tutor in the family of Major Hugh Mackay 
of Scourie ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
25th June 1718; called by the Presb. jure 
devoluto 10th Sept., and ord. 26th Nov. 
1718; died 8th June 1730. He marr. 
Margaret (died 3rd April 1754), daugh. of 
Thomas Alexander, min. of Colstone, and 
widow of John Forbes of Inverernan, and 
had issue — Benjamin ; Hugh ; Elizabeth ; 
Helen. — [Aberdeen Tests.; Tombst. ; Scots. 
Mag., lix. ; Laing's Donean Tourist.'] 

JAMES LUMSDEN of Corrachrie; 
1731 called 16th Dec. 1730; ord. 10th 
March 1731 ; trans, to Towie 19th 
June 1740. 

JOHN LUMSDEN, licen. by Presb. of 
Garioch 5th March 1740; pres. by 
George II. 22nd July that year ; 

ord. 30th July 1741; died 21st July 1785. 

He marr. (1) 24th July 1744, Mary Duff, 

and had issue — James, born 4th Oct. 1746 ; 

Robert, min. of Kildrummy, born 12th May 



1741 



alford] 



STRATHDON 



139 



1804 



1748; Isabel, born 5th April 1752 (marr. 
John Gordon, min. of Duffus) : (2) 6th 
July 1756, Barbara Lumsden, who died 
9th May 1783, and had issue — Anne, born 
10th April 1757; Harry, born 23rd April 
1759, died 20th Feb. 1775. 

JOHN GORDON, M.A. ; pres. by 
1782 George HI- m Aug., an< i ord- 
(assistant and successor) 4th Dec. 
1782 ; trans, to Duffus 22nd Sept. 1803. 

GEORGE FORBES of Blelack and 
Inverernan, born 8th April 1778, 
second son of George F., min. of 
Leochel ; educated at Marischal College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (31st March 1797) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Alford 12th July 1803 ; pres. 
by George III. 14th Oct. that year ; ord. 
1st March 1804 ; D.D. (Marischal College 
1814) ; dem. 1st Feb. 1830 ; died suddenly 
16th Feb. 1834. He marr. 16th April 1809, 
Mary Ann (died 19th April 1848, aged 68), 
only daugh. of Captain Alexander Forbes 
of Inverernan, and had issue— Catherine 
Stewart, born 10th Jan. 1810, died 16th 
Nov. 1869; Elizabeth Grant, born 8th 
June 1811 (marr. Robert Meiklejohn, min. 
of this parish) ; Christian Shepherd, born 
10th May 1813, died at Bruges, 21st April 
1885; Mary Mitchell, born 10th Sept. 
1814 (marr. 15th April 1852, Henry St 
John Howard, D.D.), died 21st April 
1885; Johanna, born 10th Nov. 1815, died 
in infancy ; General Sir John of Inver- 
ernan, G.C.B., born 10th June 1817, died 
6th July 1906; Georgina, born Oct. 1818, 
died in infancy ; Alexander, W.S., born 
6th Oct. 1819, died 27th June 1849; 
Charles (daugh.), born 15th Nov. 1820. 



1830 



ROBERT MEIKLEJOHN, born 1st 
Oct. 1800, third son of Hugh M., 
D.D., min. of Abercorn, and Pro- 
fessor of Ecclesiastical History, Edinburgh; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 
(24th Jan. 1824) ; licen. by Presb. of Lin- 
lithgow 26th Oct. 1824 ; pres. by William 
IV. 24th Feb., and ord. 6th May 1830; 
died at Edinburgh, 16th March 1859. He 
marr. 2nd Sept. 1833, Elizabeth Grant 
(died at Heidelberg, Germany, 26th Jan. 
1863), daugh. of George Forbes, D.D., min. 



of this parish, and had issue — Georgina 
Ann Forbes, born 6th July 1834 (marr. 
7th Sept. 1852, General St John O'Neill 
Muter of the Bombay army), died 29th 
Oct. 1917 ; Hugh Robert, lieut. Bombay 
Engineers, born 15th Aug. 1835, killed at 
storming of Jhansi, 3rd April 1858 ; Mary 
Ann Forbes, born 8th Jan. 1837, died 13th 
Jan. 1863; Eliza Katherine, born 5th Jan. 
1838 (marr. Joseph Augustus Shepherd, 
merchant, Bombay), died 24th July 1912; 
John Forbes, lieutenant - colonel Bombay 
Artillery, born 5th Dec. 1839 ; Katherine 
Christina, born 21st Jan. 1842 (marr. 
James Hunter of Hafton), died 3rd July 
1907 ; James Alexander, born 16th Sept. 
1843, died 10th May 1844 ; Alexander 
James, born 29th May 1845, went to 
Australia ; Christina Forbes, born 30th 
May 1847 ; George Forbes, judge at 
Mysore, born 7th Jan. 1849, died 25th 
Dec. 1903 ; Caroline Emily, born 25th 
Oct. 1850, died 7th Feb. 1903. Publica- 
tion — Account of the Parish {New Stat. 
Ace., xii.). 



1859 



JOHN WATT, born Kennethmont, 8th 
June 1821, son of William W., 
Old Town, and Catherine Warrack ; 
educated at Grammar School and King's 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (March 1843); 
became schoolmaster of Keig and Rathen ; 
ord. to Towie 4th Dec. 1856 ; pres. by Queen 
Victoria 4th April, trans, and adm. 22nd 
July 1859 ; died at Aberdeen 15th Feb. 
1888. He befriended and took a deep 
interest in an orraman's boy of his parish, 
who became Sir William MacGregor, 
G.C.M.G., M.D., D.Sc, LL.D., Lieut.- 
Governor of British New Guinea, and 
Governor successively of Lagos, New- 
foundland, and Queensland, and founder of 
the Univ. of the latter colony. W. marr. 
12th Oct. 1869, Sophia Margaret (died s.p. 
26th March 1899), daugh. of Major-General 
John Gordon, R.A., Gartly — [Aberdeen 
Univ. Review, vii., Nov. 1919.] 

WILLIAM WATT, born Drumrossie, 

1881 Insch, 14th July 1853, son of George 

W. and Jane Howie, and nephew of 

preceding; educated at Grammar School, 



140 



STRATHDON— TOUGH 



[PRESB, OF 



Univs. of Aberdeen, M.A. (1873), and St 
Andrews, B.D. (1881); licen. by Presb. of 
St Andrews in 1879 ; became schoolmaster 
at Coatham Grammar School, Redcar, 
Yorkshire, and Pannal College, Harrogate ; 
assistant at Kilbirnie ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 2nd Feb. 1881 ; died at Aber- 
deen, 1st Nov. 1925. He marr. 3rd June 
1885, Catherine, daugh. of David Taylor, 
farmer, Newhouses, Wilton, and had issue 
— William Gordon, M.B., Ch.B., medical 
officer, West African Frontier Force, born 
4th April 1886 ; John Taylor, M.B., Ch.B., 
medical officer, West African Frontier 
Force, born 23rd Feb. 1887; Mary Eliza 
Vida, teacher, New Aberdour, born 
26th Jan. 1889 ; David George Melrose, 
R.A.M.C., born 11th Aug. 1896, died at 
Cambridge, 26th April 1916. 



TOUGH. 

[The church of Tough was dedicated to 
the Nine Maidens of St Donald. In 1832 
the Commissioners of Teinds united the 
parishes of Tough and Keig. They were 
severed again on 5th Feb. 1834.] 

ROBERT CARNEGIE, parson in 1558. 
ls „ — [Feu-Charters of KirMands, ii., 
317.] 

JOHN STRACHAN of Sevydlie ; trans. 

1B74 from Afford in 1574, with Tully- 

nessle, Leslie, Fettercairn, and 

Kemnay also in the charge ; re-trans, to 

Alford before 1585. 

JAMES IRVING, niin. in 1599, with 
15gg Leochel also in the charge; trans, 
to Monymusk after 26th Nov. 1607. 

JAMES JOHNSTON, formerly 
1608 of Monymusk ; adm. in 1608 ; died 
19th March 1615. He marr. Margaret 
daugh. of James Forbes of Cloak, and had 
issue — James. — [Macfarlane's Geneal. Coll., 
ii., 255 ; P. C. Reg., vii., 691 ; Aberdeen 
Sas. Sec. Bee, ii. 290, iii. 102, viii. 106.] 



1611 



JAMES IRVING, above mentioned; 
returned here before 19th June 



ROBERT DUNBAR, educated at King's 

1625 College ; M.A. (1609) ; became regent 

there ; adm. to Skene about 1618 ; 

trans, and adm. about 1625 ; still min. 26th 

Oct. 1629.— [Antiq. of Aberdeen, iv.] 

WILLIAM FORBES, min. about 1633 ; 
1633 trans, to Innerwick in 1640. 



THOMAS FORBES, M.A., min. about 
1640 ; trans, to Keig before 21st Oct. 
1651. 



1640 



1611 ; trans, to Arbirlot in 1617. 



1663 



DAVID SWAN, educated at Mari- 
1651 schal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1638) ; 
adm. to Tullynessle about 1649. 
Joined the Protesters ; trans, and adm. 
before 21st Oct. 1651 ; deprived after 17th 
Oct. 1654; died before 15th April 1684. He 
marr. Magdalen Forbes, who survived him, 
and had issue — Alexander, min. of Leslie. 

JAMES GORDON, M.A. ; adm. before 
1657 21st April 1657 ; trans, to Alford 
2nd Nov. 1662. 

JOHN MAIR, born 1635 ; educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1654) ; licen. by Presb. of Fordyce 

1662 ; ord. by George, Bishop of Edinburgh ; 

coll. by James, Archbishop of St Andrews ; 

inst. 22nd March 1663; died in 1694 or 1695. 

He marr. 16th Feb. 1664, Isobel, daugh. 

of Patrick Forbes of Blackhall, and had 

issue — William, min. of Kincardine O'Neil ; 

James. — [Scot. Presb. Eloquence.] 

WILLIAM LESLIE, third son of 
,___ Patrick L., eighth of Kincraigie ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (23rd June 1687); called 5th 
Dec. 1697; ord. 29th March 1698; dem. 
about 1704 for fear of deposition. He 
marr. Isobel Vernor, who died April 1745, 
aged 84.— [St Cuthbert's Bur. Beg.) 

PATRICK COPLAND, educated 
1706 at King's College, Aberdeen, 1692-6 ; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 2nd 
Nov. 1704 ; called 12th May, and ord. 11th 
Sept. 1706; died 22nd Sept. 1745. He 
marr. 15th Oct. 1707, Mary Topham, and 
had issue— Samuel, D.D., min. of Fintray ; 
Daniel, M.A. (King's College, 29th March 
1738).— [Aberdeen Tests.] 



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PATEICK THOMSON, bora 1708 ; edu- 
1747 cated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; licen. by Presb. of Garioch 
10th June 1742 ; pres. by Sir Arthur Forbes 
of Craigievar, Bart., March 1746 ; ord. 15th 
Jan. 1747 ; an attempt by him to introduce 
a new method of singing into divine service 
led to a schism in the parish and erection 
of a Burgher Secession meeting-house. He 
died 7th Feb. 1792. He marr. 7th Feb. 
1749, Helen (died at Aberdeen, 22nd March 
1812, aged 84), daugh. of John Copland of 
Tilliefour, and had issue — -Anne, born 6th 
Jan. 1750 ; Agnes, born 21st Aug. 1751 ; 
James, in Civil Service, born 9th Feb. 
1753, student at Marischal College, 1768-72, 
died 9th Sept. 1775; John, D.D., min. of 
Footdee, born 31st Jan. 1757 ; Patrick, in 
G.P.O., Dublin, born 15th Dec. 1758, died 
15th June 1814 ; Helen, born 28th Aug. 
1760 (marr. Alexander Urquhart, min. of 
this parish) ; Urquhart (son), born 30th 
July 1764, died at Dublin, 17th Sept. 1824 ; 
Mary, born 1st March 1766.— [Tombst.] 

ALEXANDER URQUHART, born 
178 _ 1760, son of David U., farmer, Kin- 
craigie, and Jean Harvey; educated 
at Bang's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1783) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 19th March 
1788 ; pres. by Sir William Forbes of 
Craigievar, Bart., in Aug., and ord. (assist- 
ant and successor) 17th Dec. 1789; died 
8th Feb. 1832. He marr. (1) 7th Aug. 
1790, Helen (died 4th July 1810), daugh. 
of Patrick Thomson, min. of this parish, 
and had issue — Helen, born 15th Nov. 
1791 (marr. Bailie Harper, Aberdeen), 
died 5th Feb. 1859 ; Robert, licentiate and 
medical practitioner, born 15th Oct. 1793, 
died 22nd Nov. 1828; Anne, born 1799 
(marr. (1) 17th Aug. 1820, William Scott, 
Campfield, (2) Harvey Hall, merchant, 
Aberdeen), died 1870 : (2) Margaret (died 
29th Dec. 1833), daugh. of George Forbes, 
coppersmith, Aberdeen, and had issue — 
Patrick ; Margaret Jane, born 1829 (marr. 
3rd May 1853, William Littlejohn, manager, 
Town and County Bank, Aberdeen), died 
28th April 1897. Publication— Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, viii.). — 
[Tombst. ; Burke's Landed Gentry.'] 



JAMES GILLAN, M.A. ; pres. by Sir 
John Forbes of Craigievar, Bart., 
in April, and adm. 12th June 1834; 
trans, and adm. to Alford 6th June 1844. 



1834 



ALEXANDER MILNE, born Mains of 
1S44 D rum i nnor > Auchindoir, 5th Oct. 
1816, son of Robert M., farmer; 
educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1835) ; was schoolmaster at Old Deer 
and Keig ; ord. 12th Sept. 1844 ; died 15th 
March 1900. He marr. 2nd Sept. 1845, 
Eliza Watt (died 7th Aug. 1883, aged 69), 
and had issue — Margaret Henrietta, born 
10th March 1847 (marr. 28th March 1872, 
Charles Forbes, tea-planter, Matale, Ceylon), 
died 31st Dec. 1920 ; Katherine Ann, 
Corrennie, Banchory, born 12th Aug. 1848. 

THOMAS DAVIDSON, born Hatton, 
1897 Cruden, 28th Oct. 1866, son of 
William D. and Mary Matthews ; 
educated at Hatton School, Grammar 
School, and Univ. of Aberdeen; M.A. 
(1888), B.D. (1891); licen. by Presb. of 
Ellon in 1891 ; ord. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) 25th Feb. 1897. 



TOWIE, of old KINBATHOCH. 

[There were in old times five chapels 
in the parish of Kinbathoch, at Nether 
Towie, Kinbatoch, Ley, Balnaboth, and 
Sinnahard. The church was renovated in 
1891.] 

1567 DAVID ARROT, reader in 1567. 

GILBERT BROUN, reader from 1576 
1676 to 1578. 

ROBERT YOUNGSON, trans, 
from Aboyne in 1593 ; trans, to 
Forbes before 1596. 



WILLIAM FORBES, adm. in 1596; 
trans, to Fraserburgh before Oct. 



1596 



1618. 



PATRICK GUTHRIE of that ilk ; pres. 
by John Forbes of Brux ; adm. 
before Oct. 1619 ; trans, to Logie- 
Buchan before 12th Oct. 1626. 



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1634 



JOHN EEIDFURD, adm. before 30th 
Nov. 1634 ; was a member of trie 
General Assembly 1638 ; trans, to 
Aberchirder 19th March 1648. 

ADAM BARCLAY, younger, M.A.; 
pres. by John Forbes of Brux and 
John, Lord Erskine, 1648 ; is called 

min. of Nigg in 1656 ; trans, to Keig 10th 

July 1666. 

ROBERT IRVINE, son of Alexander 
I. of Ironsyde, and uncle of John I. 
of Kincausie ; educated at Maris chal 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1659); licen. 
by Presb. of Alford; 1 ord. to Strathdon in 
1663; trans, and adm. 26th July 1666. In 
1694 a complaint was made against him to 
the Privy Council that he, with the son of 
the laird, had severely assaulted in March 
1694 the tenant of Croslachie, and compelled 
him to sign a renunciation of his tack. 
The minister and the laird not appearing 
were outlawed, but this sentence was re- 
called 16th June 1698. I. died before 28th 
May 1707. He marr. (cont. 15th April 
1668, Agnes, daugh. of Patrick Murray 
of Blairfindy, and had issue — Adam of 
Brucklay, served heir 9th Jan. 1708; Ann 
(marr. John Gordon of Law). — [P. C. 
Decreta, 6th Aug. 1690; Banf Sas., ii., 
74 ; Aberdeen Journal Notes and Queries, 
i., 104 ; Chambers's Bom. Ann., iii.] 



1709 



GEORGE MOIR, called 21st Nov. 1708; 
ord. 20th July 1709 ; trans, to Cluny 
by the Synod 3rd Oct. 1717, but on 
appeal to the General Assembly the trans- 
lation was not insisted on ; trans, to Kin- 
tore 18th Oct. 1727. 



1728 



ANDREW MOIR, nephew of preceding; 
called by the Presb. jure devoluto 
10th July, and ord. 11th Sept. 1728. 
This was found to be irregular by the 
General Assembly, 23rd May 1730, but the 
settlement was allowed to stand ; trans, 
to Methlick 21st June 1739. 

JAMES LUMSDEN of Corrachree, 

born 1704, son of Robert L. of 

Corrachree, and Agnes, daugh. of 

George Forbes of Skellator; educated at 



Marischal College, Aberdeen ; licen. by 
Presb. of Kincardine O'Neil 25th June 
1729 ; ord. to Strathdon 10th March 1731 ; 
pres. by George II. 28th Nov. 1739, and 
Arthur Gordon of Carnousie ; trans, and 
adm. 19th June 1740 ; died 15th Feb. 1777. 
He marr. 21st Sept. 1731, Mary Grant, 
niece of Ballmdalloch, who died 13th Jan. 
1778, aged 77, and had issue — Margaret 
(marr. James Gordon, min. of Bellie) ; 
Mary (marr. John Dingwall, merchant 
and bailie, Aberdeen); Agnes; Elizabeth, 
born 18th July 1741 (marr. 1st Feb. 1763, 
Captain John Grant of Duthil, 111th Foot); 
Robert, author of some satires, born 12th 
March 1745.— [Tombst.] 



1777 



ALEXANDER MEARNS, M.A. ; pres. 
by Alexander Leith of Freefield in 
July, trans, from College Chapel, 

Aberdeen, and adm. 18th Sept. 1777; trans. 

to Cluny 10th June 1795. 

ROBERT LEITH, born Strichen, 
1745 ; educated at King's College, 
1795 Aberdeen; M.A. (2nd April 1764); 
licen. by Presb. of Deer 20th Dec. 1769; 
ord. assistant in parish of Crathie 10th 
July 1782 ; pres. by Alexander Leith of 
Freefield in June, and adm. here 30th July 
1795 ; died unmarr. 7th Sept. 1818. 



1819 



GORDON FORBES, M.A. ; pres. by 
Alexander Leith of Freefield in Feb., 
and ord. 8th April 1819 ; trans, to 

Dyce 5th June 1822, at his request owing 

to the ill-health of his wife. 

ADAM SMITH, born 1791, son of a 
farmer; educated at King's College, 
1823 Aberdeen ; M.A. (29th March 1811) ; 
became schoolmaster of Belhelvie in 1814 ; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 3rd May 1815 ; 
assistant at New Deer in 1819 ; pres. by 
Alexander Leith of Freefield July 1822; 
ord. 26th June 1823 ; died 16th May 1840. 
He marr. (1) 18th June 1814, Isabella Smith, 
and had issue — Ann, born 18th May 1S15 
(marr. 29th Dec. 1831, James Runciman, 
Belnaboth) : (2) 10th Aug 1823, Isabella 
(died 24th May 1834), daugh. of Alexander 
Smith, Tarland, and had issue — William 



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Adam, min. of this parish, born 1st May 
1824 ; Isabella, born 25th Sept. 1825 (marr. 
21st Sept. 1854, John Gordon Smith, sur- 
geon, Rhyme) ; Jane, born 22nd April 1827 
(marr. 3rd Feb. 1852, Thomas Napier, 
merchant, Montrose); Margaret, born 11th 
March 1829 : (3) 27th June 1838, Elizabeth 
(died 24th May 1850), daugh. of James 
Whitson, Bardmony Bank, and widow of 

Gauld, teacher, Dundee. Publication 

— Account of the Parish (Ifetv Stat. Ace, 
xii.).— [Acts of Ass., 1823.] 

ROBERT LINDSAY, born 19th March 
1840 ^ 9 ^> son °f Robert L., tailor, Bel- 
helvie, and Elspeth Troup ; educated 
at Marischal College; M.A. (1st March 
1817) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen ; tutor 
in the family of Sir Alexander Leith of 
Glenkindie ; became master of an academy 
at Ealing, Middlesex ; ord. 20th Aug. 1840 ; 
LL.D. (Marischal College, 17th Feb. 1841) ; 
died 31st Oct. 1851. He marr. 10th Dec. 
1835, Jane Alitha (born 24th Jan. 1800, died 
at Tisbury, Wilts, 13th Jan. 1881), daugh. 
of Charles Frederick Sandoy and Alitha 
Susan Favey, and had issue — Robert, M.D. 
F.R.C.S.E., Army Medical Department, 
born 14th Sept. 1837, died at The Oaks, 
Botley, Hants, 15th Oct. 1909 ; Alexander, 
captain 1st Cavalry, Bengal army, born 
17th Dec. 1839, died at Cawnpore, 23rd 
Sept. 1872. 

WILLIAM ADAM SMITH, trans, from 
185 _ Chapelshade, Dundee, and adm. 20th 
Jan. 1852; trans, to Midmar 20th 
Aug. 1856. 

JOHN WATT, M.A.; ord. 4th Dec. 
1856 ; trans . to Strathdon 22nd July 



1856 



1859. 



1859 



ROBERT MILNE, M.A, D.D. ; ord. 
28th Sept. 1859; trans, to Ardler 



20th May 1885. 



WILLIAM GOWANS MACDONALD, 
1885 k° rn Pitsl'SO, 30th April 1858, son of 
Alexander M. and Barbara Gowans ; 
educated at Univ. of Aberdeen; M.A. 
(1881) ; missionary at Lerwick ; assistant 
at Peterculter ; ord. 24th Sept. 1885 ; died 
unmarr. 12th May 1888. 



ALEXANDER JACK, born Portsoy, 
1888 nt k March 1851, son of John J., 
merchant, and Ann Farquharson ; 
educated at Grammar School, Portsoy, 
Grammar School and Univ. of Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1873) ; became first assistant 
master at Dr Seaver's School, Brighton, 
1872-3 ; headmaster of Glenlivet School, 
1873-6; English master, High School, 
Beith, 1876-7, New Byth School, 1878-80, 
and Drumblade School, 1880-3 ; missionary 
at Fetterangus, 1884-5, and at Ruthrieston 
Jan. 1886 ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
May that year; ord. 20th Sept. 1888; 
chaplain to 4th Gordons 5th Jan. 1900 ; 
died 22nd Nov. 1920. He marr. 9th Nov. 
1877, Jane Ann, only child of George 
Loch and Jane Smart, Leith, and had 
issue — John Farquharson, born 6th Aug., 
died 30th Oct. 1878 ; Jeannie, teacher, 
Collegiate School for Girls, Bournemouth, 
born 19th Jan. 1880 ; Alexander Farquhar- 
son, M.A., lecturer and secretary, Charity 
Organisation Society, Hornsey, London, 
born 22nd Jan. 1882 ; Annie Falconer, 
LL.A. (St Andrews 1908), teacher, Newport, 
Shropshire, born 13th Nov. 1883; George 
Rainy, born 27th Jan. 1891, died 30th Aug. 
1909. Publication— A Geography of Aber- 
deen, Banff, and Moray [in prose and verse] 
(1876) ; On the Battle of Glenlivet (1876). 

GEORGE PORTEOUS M'WILLIAM, 

1921 born New Bvtn ' 29tn April 1891 j son 
of Thomas M., min. of Foveran ; 
educated at Fordyce and Banff Academies, 
and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1915) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Ellon March 1918; served 
in 4th Gordon Highlanders at outbreak 
of European War ; assistant at West 
Parish, Aberdeen ; locum tenens at Deer ; 
ord. 30th March 1921. Marr. 14th Oct. 
1921, Eugenie Alexandra, daugh. of William 
Campbell, Aberdeen, and has issue — Isobel 
Helen, born 24th Jan. 1923. 



TULLYNESSLE AND FORBES. 

[These parishes were united in 1608. 

Tvllynessle. — Tullynessle was a prebend 
of Aberdeen. Its church was dedicated 
to St Neachtan. 



144 



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[rEESB. OF 



Forbes. — The church of Forbes now 
stands ruined in its old churchyard. It 
was dedicated to the Nine Maidens of St 
Donald. There was within the bounds a 
chapel of St Anne. Forbes was a prebend 
of Aberdeen. The parishes of Forbes and 
Kearn were united in 1722. In 1808 they 
were severed again, and Forbes was joined 
to Tullynessle.] 

JOHN STRACHAN, trans, from Forvie, 
1S67 with Keig and Towie also in the 
charge in 1567 ; trans, to Alford 
Nov. 1569. 

JOHN KENNEDY, MA. ; adm. parson 
, 7 before 1572; still min. in 1583. — 



236.] 



[Aberdeen Sheriff-Court Records, 



ALEXANDER GUTHRIE, min. 
in 1589 ; trans, to Forbes, with 
Tullynessle also in charge in 1601 ; 
nominated constant Moderator of the 
Presb. by the General Assembly in 1606 ; 
trans, to Alford before 1608 ; was a 
member of the Assembly in 1610 ; trans. 
and re-adm. here before 14th April 1613; 
still min. Oct. 1619. 



ANDREW STRACHAN, MA.; adm. 
before 15th Nov. 1628 ; trans, to 
Kintore before 31st July 1649.— 
[Banff Sas., 1629.] 



1628 



1649 



DAVID SWAN, joined the Protesters 
and adm. about 1649 ; trans, to 



Tough before 21st Oct. 1651. 



ALEXANDER YOUNGSON, MA. ; 
adm. before 21st April 1652; trans, 
to Rhynie in 1661. 

JOHN WALKER, educated at King's 

1662 Colle S e > Aberdeen; MA. (1654); 

licen. by Presb. of Garioch 27th 

Aug. 1657; inst. 9th Nov. 1662; still 

min. March 1710 ; died in 1712. He marr. 

(1) Margaret, daugh. of Robert Gordon of 
Clunie, and had issue — John ; Alexander : 

(2) Aug. 1701, Elizabeth Reid, who died 
Feb. 1736. — [Aberdeenshire Poll-Booh, i., 
484 ; Aberdeen Hornimjs, li., 90.] 



WALTER SYME, born Banff, about 
1722 1( ^ 2 » educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen; MA. (6th May 1712); 
became schoolmaster of Alford 20th Aug. 
1717 ; called by the Presb. jure devoluto 
13th Dec. 1721; ord. 6th March 1722; 
died 27th July 1758. He marr. (1) 9th 
Aug. 1722, Elizabeth, daugh. of James 
Gordon, min. of Rhynie, and had issue — 
James, min. of Alloa ; William ; Mary 
(marr. June 1786, John Dingwall of 
Rainieston), died 10th Oct. 1802 ; Margaret 
(marr. Alexander Johnston, min. of Alford); 
Isabel (marr. James Forsyth, min. of Bel- 
helvie) : (2) 29th May 1746, Barbara 
Calder, who died 4th Feb. 1775 — 
[Tombst.] 

GEORGE WILLIAM ALGERNON 

1759 GORDON, M.A.; pres. by the 

Principal and masters of King's 

College in Sept., and ord. 3rd Oct. 1759 ; 

trans, to Keith 6th Aug. 1771. 

ALEXANDER ANGUS, M.A.; pres. 
1772 k y J ames > Earl of Fife, in Jan., 
and ord. 29th April 1772 ; trans, to 
Botriphnie 29th June 1774. 

FRANCIS LESLIE, MA. ; pres. by 
1775 James, Earl of Fife, Dec. 1774; 
ord. 10th May 1775 ; trans, to 
Rothiemay 21st June 1787. 

ANDREW MARSHALL, born 1754; 
17g7 educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; MA. (1772) ; became tutor 
in the family of Rothiemaise ; licen. by 
Presb. of Garioch 11th Feb. 1778; ord. 
(assistant) at Daviot 13th July 1786 ; pres. 
by James, Earl of Fife, in June, and adm. 
here 9th Aug. 1787; died 26th May 1812. 
He marr. Mary Grant, who died 21st 
March 1841, and had issue — Anna Donald- 
son, born 12th Nov. 1786, died 19th 
March 1788; John, born 26th Nov. 1787, 
died 1st Jan. 1800; Jean, born 8th April 
1790, died 13th March 1801 ; Henrietta, 
born 18th Sept. 1792; Robert, born 31st 
Jan. 1795, died 1st Feb. 1801 ; Mary, 
born 17th Jan. 1797 ; Ann, born 8th Dec. 
1800— [Tombst] 



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JAMES PAULL, bom 1782, son of John 
lgl _ P., schoolmaster of Drumoak ; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (31st March 1798); licen. by Presb. 
of Kincardine O'Neil 17th April 1804 ; ord. 
to College Chapel, Aberdeen, 22nd Aug. 
1805 ; pres. by the trustees for James, 
Earl of Fife, Nov. 1812 ; trans, and adm. 
24th March 1813 ; D.D. (St Andrews, 10th 
Aug. 1844) ; took an active part in church 
affairs ; convener of Supplementary Orphan 
Fund ; elected Moderator of General 
Assembly 21st May 1846; app. one of 
H.M. Chaplains-in-Ordinary in 1852 ; died 
21st Oct. 1858. He marr. 25th March 1822 
Eliza Lumsden (died at Aberdeen 23rd June 
1874, aged 73), daugh. of Alexander Forbes, 
merchant, Jamaica, and had issue — James, 
advocate, Aberdeen, born 12th May 1823, 
died 27th Feb. 1901 ; Eliza Ann, born 8th 
Dec. 1824, died 3rd March 1905; Mary 
Burnett, born 26th April 1826, died 1885 ; 
John Alexander Forbes, born 1st Sept. 
1828, died at Peria Chola Estate, India, 28th 
Jan. 1860; Jane, born 22nd Feb. 1830 (marr. 
William Adam Smith, min. of Midmar); 
Margaret, born 22nd Oct. 1831, died in in- 
fancy; Catherine, born 17th Feb. 1833 (marr. 
Major Nicholas J. Gosselin), died 1924 ; 
Robert, born 17th Aug. 1834, died in in- 
fancy; William, min. of this parish; Barbara 
Simpson, born 29th Aug. 1840 (marr. 
George Boss, min. of Hoddam) ; Alexander, 
born 3rd March 1842, died at Edinburgh, 
28th March 1915 ; Patrick, born 22nd July 
1844, died in London, 20th June 1883; 
Andrew, born 22nd Dec. 1845, died in 
infancy. Publications — Letter in Explana- 
tion of the Present Position of Parties in 
the Church [with William Bobinson Pirie] 
(Aberdeen, 1840) ; Some Notice taken of 
the Rev. Andrew Gray (Aberdeen [1840] ) ; 
A Sermon preached before the Presbytery 
at their Annual Meeting in Support of 
the Assembly's Schemes (Aberdeen, 1849) ; 
Account of the Parish {New Stat. Ace, xii.). 

WILLIAM PAULL, born 10th Oct. 1836, 
son of preceding ; educated at Parish 
School, Tullynessle, Grammar School 

and Marischal College, Aberdeen; M.A. 

(3rd April 1854) ; licen. by Presb. of Alford ; 



ord. (assistant and successor) 12th May 
1858; died at Aberdeen, 15th Nov. 1905. 
He marr. 13th Feb. 1867, Mary Charlotte, 
daugh. of Dr George Stephen, Buchromb, 
Mortlach, and Erskine Elizabeth, daugh. of 
Alexander Reid, min. of Kildrummy, and 
had issue — Eliza Erskine, born 11th May 
1868 ; James George, advocate, Aberdeen, 
born 4th Nov. 1870 ; Mary Charlotte, born 
3rd April 1876 (marr. 19th April 1916, 
Herbert S. Hunt, artist, Pont Aven, 
Brittany). 

JAMES GRANT FORBES, M.A. ; ord. 
1901 ( ass istant and successor) 19th Dec. 
1901 ; trans, to Monymusk 18th Jan. 
1924. 

WILLIAM GREIG STRACHAN, born 
lg24 8th Dec. 1889, son of William 
Buchanan S., min. of Calderbank; 
educated at Airdrie Academy, Higher Grade 
School, and Univs. of St Andrews, M.A. 
(1910), and Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of 
Hamilton 23rd March 1919 ; assistant at 
Hamilton ; ord. to Stronsay 8th May 1920 ; 
trans, and adm. 5th June 1924. Marr. 17th 
Nov. 1921, Siblie Maude, daugh. of Daniel 
and Mary Mowat, and has issue — Helen 
Elizabeth Maude, born 23rd Oct. 1922. 



FORBES. 

ALEXANDER WALKER, reader here 
1574 and at Kearn in 1574. 

1576 JAMES WALKER, reader in 1576. 

JOHN SMYTH, reader from 1578 to 
1578 1580. 

JAMES FORBES, son of William F. of 
1583 Keithmore ; parson in 1583. 

THOMAS MELVILL, min. in 1585, with 
15g _ Kearn, Kinbathoch, and Auchindoir 
also in the charge [afterwards at 
Innernochtie (Strathdon) 1588]. 

ROBERT YOUNGSON, min. in 1586 ; 

15a6 trans, to Aboyne in 1588 ; trans, to 

Kinbathoch (Towie) between 1591 

and 1593; re-trans, and adm. here before 

1596 ; trans, to Drumminnon (Clatt) in 1599. 



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He attended the Assembly at Aberdeen 
2nd July 1605, for which he was ordered 
to be confined by the Privy Council to the 
Island of Arran. This sentence he refused 
to obey and it was changed, 2nd July 1607, 
to his own parish, he being permitted to 
officiate there until the King's will be 
signified. On 27th Nov. 1617 he with his 
wife and son complained to the Privy 
Council that he had been assaulted by 
William Gordon of Tulliangus and others, 
but the respondents were acquitted. He 
probably returned here before 24th March 
1618, and died before 28th July 1627. He 
marr. Jean Irving, who survived him, and 
had issue — Alexander. — [Melvill's Autob., 
573, 616; P. C. Beg., xi., 269; Aberdeen 
Sheriff-Court Records, i. 385, ii. 298.] 

EOBEKT FORBES, adm. before 20th 
159g April 1599.— [Reg. Mag. Sig., vi., 
1137.] 

[ALEXANDER YOTJNGSON, stated 
by Dr Hew Scott to be min. in 1618. 
Probably a mistake for preceding.] 

ALEXANDER IRVINE, son of Alex- 
ander I., advocate, Aberdeen ; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1618); adm. before 1st Nov. 1633; 
had three sasines 1st Sept. 1634. — [Aber- 
deen Journal Notes and Queries, v., 180 ; 
Aberdeen Sas., ix., 125.] 

ROBERT CHEYNE, formerly min. of 

1639 Kearn j adm. before 12th Aug. 1639, 

when he was a member of the 

General, Assembly ; trans, to Kennethmont 

before 21st Dec. 1643. 

WALTER RITCHIE, educated at King's 
1651 College, Aberdeen. Joined the Pro- 
testers ; adm. before 21st Oct. 1651 ; 
still min. 1st March 1676. He marr., and 
had issue — William, student at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 1677-81. 

WILLIAM GARIOCH, M.A. ; pres. by 
. _„ William, Lord Forbes, Sept. 1676; 
inst. 13th May 1677 ; trans, to 
Kennethmont 21st Sept. 1687. 



ROBERT MILNE, educated at King's 
1688 College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1669) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Alford ; pres. by 
William, Master of Forbes, Nov. 1687 ; 
recommended, 9th May 1688, for ordina- 
tion ; died March 1715, aged about 66. 
He marr. Elizabeth Ross, and had issue — 
James ; William ; Robert ; John. — [Aber- 
deenshire Poll-Booh, i., 452.] 

STEPHEN OLIVEB, educated at Univ. 
1718 of Edinburgh ; M.A. (7th July 1698); 
licen. by Presb. of Jedburgh 23rd 
July 1701 ; called by the Presbjwre devoluto 
12th March, and ord. 23rd April 1718; 
on annexation of Kearn, adm. to united 
charge 8th Aug. 1722; died Feb. 1740, 
aged about 62. He marr. 9th Feb. 1727, 
Isabella (died 26th May 1746), daugh. of 
John Rutherford, bailie of Jedburgh, and 
had issue — James, probably father of 
Stephen O., min. of Maxton ; Ebenezer, 
apprenticed to Robert Chalmers, cooper, 
Aberdeen, in 1735. 

JOHN MAIR, M.A. ; pres. by James, 
1741 Lord Forbes, July 1740; ord. (at 
Kearn) 28th Jan. 1741 ; trans, to 
Rayne 5th Sept. 1744. 

ALEXANDER O R E M, trans, from 

1745 Cushnie ; pres. by James, Lord 

Forbes, in Feb., and adm. 22nd May 

1745 ; trans, to Monquhitter 5th Jan. 

1757.; 

JAMES MWILLIAM, pres. by James, 
.„,.„ Lord Forbes, in Feb., and ord. 17th 
Aug. 1757, but in consequence of a 
dispute as to the right of patronage, he 
received no stipend during his incumbency; 
trans, to Kildrummy 23rd March 1763. 

WILLIAM COPLAND, born Tough, 
„ 6 about 1709; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1st April 
1731) ; licen. by Presb. of Alford 20th Feb. 
1740; ord. by Presb. as a min. without a 
charge 9th May 1753 ; pres. to this parish by 
Dorothea, Dowager Lady Forbes, in 1756, 
but not settled owing to induction of 
preceding ; became missionary at Corgarff 



alfoed] 



FORBES 



147 



before 5th April 1758 ; again pres. by Lady 
Forbes 29th March, and adm. (at Kearn) 
12th May 1763 ; died 8th May 1772. He 
marr. 29th Nov. 1764, Barbara Duthie, 
who died in the parish of Echt, 1st Feb. 
1809, aged 84, and had issue — Dorothea, 
born 24th Feb. 1766; William, born 9th 
Jan. 1768 ; Barbara, born 26th Sept. 1769, 
died 22nd Feb. 1847; Peter (posthumous), 
born 16th June 1772. 



ALEXANDER SMITH, pres. by James, 
1773 Lord Forbes, July 1772; ord. 7th 
July 1773 ; trans, to Keig 14th Dec. 
1773. 

BENJAMIN MERCER, pres. by James, 

1T76 Lord Forbes, May 1775; ord. 10th 

Jan. 1776 ; removed to Kildrummy 

on the union in 1807 of Tullynessle and 

Forbes. 



PRESBYTERY OF GARIOCH 

[In April 1581, the General Assembly had in view the erection of a Church Court 
for the district of Garioch, purposing to call it the Presbytery of Inverurie. In 1606, 
however, this Court is styled in the Minutes of Assembly the Presbytery of Garioch. 
The Eegister of the Presbytery begins at 6th Nov. 1647. There are gaps in the Eecord 
from 14th Jan. 1658 to 28th April 1697, and from 9th March 1705 to 16th Aug. 1732.] 



BLAIRDAFF (Q.S.). 

[A chapel was opened at Blairdaff 9th 
June 1839. The parish of Blairdaff was 
disjoined from Chapel-of-Garioch, Mony- 
musk, and Oyne, 15th March 1895.] 



1841 



DAVID MITCHELL, born 1809, son 
of David M., manufacturer, Aber- 
deen ; educated at Marischal College, 
1824-8; app. in 1841. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843 ; min. of Free Church of 
Blairdaff, 1843-76; died 31st May 1876. 
He marr. Jane (died at Stonehaven, 23rd 
Nov. 1891, aged 69), daugh. of James 
Bothnie, farmer, and Janet Gray, and had 
issue — David James John Mers, artists 1 
colourman, Stonehaven, born 1862, died 
3rd June 1904. 

GOEDON SMART, M.A. ; app. in 1846; 
1846 ord. to Cabrach 2nd May 1850. 

JAMES MITCHELL LAING, born 
1850 Memrmu") 1815, son of David L., 
schoolmaster, and Isobel Thomson; 
M.A. (King's College Aberdeen, March 
1837); incumbent of Lord Cullen's School, 
1850 ; died 27th Feb. 1886. He marr. Jane 
Reid (died 25th March 1902, aged 75). 



1887 



GEORGE KEITH, born Old Machar, 
29th Oct. 1856, son of John K. ; 

educated at Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1880) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen ; 
assistant at Cruden and Greyfriars, Aber- 
deen ; ord. in 1887 ; dem. in 1889 ; went to 
Australia and was min. of Condobolin and 
us 



Cudgellico, New South Wales, 1892-1916 ; 
clerk of Presb. of the Lachlan, 1899-1914 ; 
Moderator of the General Assembly of New 
South Wales in 1909. 



ALEXANDER WILSON, M.A. ; mis- 
sionary at Saughtree ; app. in 1889 ; 
ord. to Ythan Wells 16th Sept. 
1890. 



1889 



1890 



RICHARD ROBB, born 25th April 
1858, son of John R. and Janet 
Wilson ; educated at Bathgate 
Academy and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1885), B.D. (1888); licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow June 1888; ord. to Longtown, 
Cumberland, 25th Nov. 1889; trans, and 
adm. 16th March 1890 ; adm. first min. of 
this parish 24th April 1895. Marr. 2nd 
Dec. 1890, Jane, daugh. of James Tinning 
and Margaret Bell, and has issue — Margaret 
Sybil, born 25th Sept. 1895, died 6th March 
1912 ; John James, M.C., medical student, 
born 30th April 1897 ; Richard Francis, 
farm manager, born 20th Dec. 1898 ; Mary 
Janet Violet, born 16th Dec. 1902 (marr. 
1923, Robert, son of William Connon, 
Nether Coullie, Kemnay). 

BOURTIE. 

[The church of Bourtie belonged to the 
Priory of St Andrews. In 1618 the Com- 
missioners of Teinds united the parish of 
Bourtie to that of Bethelnie or Meldrum. 
It was disjoined again about 1650. The 
present church was built in 1806.] 



PKESB. OF GAEIOCH] 



BOURTIE 



149 



1578 



1611 



ANDEEW DRUMBLEC [or DUM- 
1567 BRECK], reader from 1567 to 1578. 

JAMES JOHNSTON, min. of Mony- 
musk, had charge here from 1578 
to 1595. 

vWILLIAM BARCLAY, adm. in 1595; 
1595 trans, to Insch in 1596. 

THOMAS MITCHELL, min. about 
1606 1606 ; dep. in 1611. 

GILBERT KEITH, son of Gilbert K. 
in Auchquhorsk ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1601); 
pres. by Ludovic, Duke of Lennox, 29th 
April, and inst. 15th July 1611 ; still min. 
Jan. 1643, and is mentioned, probably as 
still in the charge, though in extreme old 
age, at 19th April 1659. He marr. Mary 
Hay, and had issue — George, min. of 
Monkeggie. — [Beg. of Deeds, ccclxxxiii. 
186, cccxcviii. 187, Mack., 13th Nov. 1671 ; 
Aberdeen Sas., xx., 208; Aberdeen Sheriff- 
Court Records, ii., 508.] 

GEORGE MELVILL, M.A.; adm. 
(assistant) 3rd Oct. 1650 ; trans, to 
New Machar before 17th Oct. 1654. 



1650 



1658 



1666 



WILLIAM GORDON, M.A. ; named by 
Gilbert Keith as his assistant 21st 
April 1658 ; trans, to St Cuthbert's, 
Edinburgh, 16th April 1665. 

ROBERT BROWNE, educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1642); 
adm. to Forglen in 1649 ; trans, 
and adm. in 1666 ; still min. 5th Oct. 1675. 
He marr., and had issue — Mary (marr. 
George Keith, min. of Deer). Publica- 
tion — [Rudimentorum Rhetoricorum, libri 
quinque (Aberdeen, 1666). 

ALEXANDER SHARP, formerly a min. 
lg7 in Ireland ; adm. to Forgan 16th 
Jan. 1678 ; trans, and adm. after 
20th Aug. that year ; died between 9th 
Feb. and March 1709. He marr. Ann 
Douglas, and had issue — John, M.A., D.D., 
chaplain to H.M. Garrison, New York, born 
15th May 1680, intruded at Old Machar 
April 1714; William; Mary (marr. John 
Dalgarno of Fetterangus, afterwards of 
Little Creichie) ; Martha (marr. 31st Dec. 



1706, William, son of Andrew Ker, Edin- 
burgh) ; Margaret ; Katherine ; Anna. — 
Aberdeenshire Poll-Book, i., 331 ; Banff 
Sas., v., 178. 

JAMES GORDON, M.A.; trans, from 

1709 P remnav j called 4th April, and adm. 

1st June 1709 ; elected clerk of Synod 

6th April 1714 ; trans, to Alford 30th July 

1717. 

JOHN DUNCAN, born about 1693 ; son 
171 _ of John D., tenant, Pitblado ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. 
by Presb. of St Andrews 24th April 1717 ; 
called 11th May, and ord. 31st July 1718; 
died May 1719, probably unmarr. 

ARCHIBALD NAPIER, M.A.; called 
1720 26th June, and ord. 17th Aug. 1720 ; 
trans, to Maryculter 28th Nov. 1722. 

GEORGE GORDON, called 18th July, 
.„„„ and ord. 18th Sept. 1723; trans, to 
Drumblade 19th Oct. 1743. 

THOMAS SHEPHERD, born about 
1744 1720, son of John S., min. of Logie- 
Colstone ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1737) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Kincardine O'Neil 4th Nov. 1741 ; 
pres. by George II. 21st Nov. 1743; ord. 
4th July 1744; died 18th July 1795. He 
marr. 9th July 1747, Janet (died at Leith- 
field 6th July 1810, aged 85), daugh. of 
John Leith of Blair, and Helen Simpson, 
and had issue — Helen, born 6th July, and 
died 5th Nov. 1748 ; Isobel, born 16th Oct. 
1749 (marr. 12th July 1768, John Ramsay 
of Barra) ; Anne, born 24th July 1751 
(marr. 11th Jan. 1776, James Lumsden in 
Barra); John, born 4th Sept. 1753; Alex- 
ander, born 7th Sept. 1755 ; Robert, min. 
of Daviot, born 27th Jan. 1758; Thomas, 
born 10th May 1760, died in Canada 1794; 
Janet, born 12th Feb., and died 19th May 
1763; George of Blair, born 22nd June 
1764; William, born 4th March 1767. 
Publication — Account of the Parish (Sin- 
clair's Stat. Ace, ix.). 

WILLIAM SMITH, born 1767, son of 

.„ James S., Kintore ; educated at 

Marischal College, Aberdeen; M.A. 

(23rd March 1787); became schoolmaster 



150 



BOURTIE 



[PRESB. OF 



of Inverurie 1st April 1789; licen. by 
Presb. of Garioch 16th Dec. 1793 ; pres. by 
George III. 14th Oct. 1795; ord. 4th May 
1796; elected conjoint-clerk of Synod 14th 
Oct. 1806 ; died 28th May 1825. He marr. 
15th Aug. 1797, Isabella (died 15th Oct. 
1847, aged 75), daugh. of Gavin Mitchell, 
D.D., min. of Kinellar, and had issue — 
James, farmer, born 15th Dec. 1801, died 
11th June 1836; Gavin, LL.D., school- 
master, born 5th Jan. 1806, died at 
Rottingdean, 13th Nov. 1861. [He erected 
a marble sundial in Bourtie Churchyard 
in 1853, "in honour of the parish where 
he was born and brought up."] 

^ JAMES BISSET, born April 1795, 
1826 seoon d son of George B., master of 
a private academy at Udny, in which 
he was succeeded by his son at the age of 
17 ; educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen, 1808-9, 1817-19, M.A. (1839), and 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; tutor to Fraser of 
Strichen, afterwards Lord Lovat ; licen. by 
Presb. of Ellon 31st March 1819 ; pres. by 
George IV. 27th June 1825; ord. 19th 
April 1826; D.D. (Marischal College, 23rd 
Feb. 1850); elected Moderator of the 
General Assembly 22nd May 1862; died 
8th Sept. 1872. He was an elegant Latinist 
and one of the last to cultivate the habit of 
classical quotation in talk and in speeches. 
He marr. (1) 24th Dec. 1829, Mary Banner- 
man (died 9th Dec. 1836), eldest daugh. of 
Robert Lessel, min. of Inverurie, and had 
issue — Mary, born 18th Nov. 1830 (marr. 
John Davidson, D.D., min. of Inverurie); 
Susan, born 1st March 1832 (marr. 3rd Feb. 
1852, Henry Campbell Raikes, I.C.S.); 
James, banker, Brantford, Canada, born 
27th Nov. 1833, died 19th Dec. 1901 ; 
Christian Helen, born 29th May 1835, died 
at Cawnpore July 1857 ; Robina Mary 
Bannerman Lessel, born 3rd Dec. 1836 : 
(2) 8th June 1840, Elizabeth Sinclair 
(died 8th Jan. 1890), daugh. of William 
Smith, min. of Bower, and had issue — 
George Thomas, born 12th Dec. 1841, 
died 1st June 1852; Sir William Sin- 
clair Smith, K.C.I.E., M.A., colonel R.E., 
Government Director of Indian Railways, 
born 13th Nov. 1843, died 1917 ; Elizabeth 



Sinclair, born 23rd July 1845 (marr. 1st 
March 1870, Dr Henry Muscroft, Ponte- 
fract). Publications — Correspondence be- 
tween the Acting Sub-Committee on Church 
Extension and the Rev. James Bisset (Aber- 
deen, 1840); Sjieech in the Synod of Aberdeen 
on the Motion to exclude the quoad sacra 
Ministers (Edinburgh, 1843); Speech on the 
Scotch Marriage and Registration Bills 
(Aberdeen, 1849) ; Origin and State of the 
Fund for Widows and Orphans in the 
Synod (Aberdeen, 1855) ; Address in Favour 
of the Endowment Scheme (Aberdeen, 1860); 
Inquiry into the Spirit of the Constitution 
of the Church of Scotland (Edinburgh, 
1866); Account of the Parish {New Stat. 
Ace, xii.). — [Old Aberdeenshire Ministers, 
33-6.] 

WILLIAM LESLIE DAVIDSON, born 
, 7 Meikle Wartle, Rayne, 25th May 
1848, son of Samuel D., M.D., and 
Margaret Watson ; educated at Parish 
School, Rayne, Grammar School and Univ. 
of Aberdeen; M.A. (1868); licen. by 
Presb. of Garioch Nov. 1871 ; assistant at 
St Andrews-Lhanbryd ; pres. by Queen. 
Victoria 13th Nov. 1872; ord. 23rd Jan. 
1873; LL.D. (Aberdeen, 1888); res. 6th 
Jan. 1896, having been app., 1st Oct. 1895, 
to Chair of Logic and Metaphysics in 
Univ. of Aberdeen ; Burnett Lecturer, 
Aberdeen, 1891-4; Croall Lecturer 1918-9. 
Publications — The Logic of Definition 
(London, 1885) ; Leading and Important 
English Words Explained (London, 1886, 
3rd ed., 1909) ; Theism as Grounded on 
Human Nature (London, 1893) ; A Philo- 
sophical Centenary (Aberdeen, 1896); 
Christian Ethics (London and Edinburgh, 
1899, 3rd ed., 1907); Political Thought 
in England : The Utilitarians, from 
Bentham to J. S. Mill (1915). Edited 
Alexander Bain's Autobiography (London, 
1904). Contributed the Section on " Scot- 
tish Philosophy at Aberdeen " to Studies in 
the History of the University (Aberdeen, 
1906); The Stoic Creed (Edinburgh, 1907); 
Articles in Hastings's Encyclopaedia of 
Religion and Ethics (1908-20); "Lecture 
on the Nature, Origin, and Historical 
Development of Rhetoric or Literary Com- 



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151 



position" (Trans. Aberdeen Philosophical 
Society, 1910; Recent Theistic Discussion 
[Croall Lecture] (1921). 

MICHAEL JAMES MACPHERSON, 
1896 k° rn Tulchan Lodge, Cromdale, 12th 
Sept. 1863, son of Peter M. and 
Mary Mackenzie; educated at Advie and 
Aberlour Schools, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1887) ; B.D. (1893) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Abernethy 9th May 1893; assistant at 
Crieff and Kilsyth; ord. 19th May 1896. 
Marr. 18th Nov. 1896, Annie, fifth daugh. 
of Donald Grant, Balnalon, and Margaret 
Fraser, and has issue — Margaret Mary 
Grace Gordon, born 25th March 1899. 



CHAPEL-OF-GARIOCH (of old 
LOGIE DURNO) AND FET- 
TERNEIR. 

[These two parishes were united in 1599. 

Chapel-of-Garioch. — The church of Logie 
Durno was dedicated to St Mary. It 
belonged to the Abbey of Lindores. At 
Chapel-of-Garioch, where the church now 
stands, there was of old a Chapel of St Mary 
called Our Lady's Chapel of Garioch, 
which, in 1583, was appointed by the 
Commission of the province and haill 
parishioners to be the parish church. 
Near it was Our Lady's Well. A new 
parish church was built at the Chapel-of- 
Garioch. Soon after the seat of the Presby- 
tery was removed to Chapel-of-Garioch. 

Fetterneir. — The church of Fetterneir 
was dedicated to St Ninian. At the 
parsonage of Fetterneir, Alexander Kinin- 
month, Bishop of Aberdeen, built an 
Episcopal mansion in 1329. It became a 
favourite residence of the succeeding 
bishops.] 

STEPHEN MASON, min. here and at 
1567 Culsalmond and Insch. 

1667 JOHN LESLIE, reader in 1567. 

WALTER LESLIE, reader from 1574 
1574 to 1576. 

ANDREW SPEIRS, reader from 1578 
1578 to 1586. 



WILLIAM STRACHAN, min. in 1588; 
had a manse and glebe designated 1st 
Oct. 1589; died 11th Jan. 1592-3. 
— [Aberdeen Homings, iv. 223, v. 42.] 

ALEXANDER PATERSON, son of the 
1592 beadle of Ellon ; adm. to Insch in 
1586 ; trans, and adm. in 1592 ; pres. 
to the vicarage by James VI. before 31st 
Oct. 1592 ; coll. to Fetterneir 15th Aug. 
1606; still min. in 1628. He marr., and 
had issue — John, Bishop of Ross (q.v.). — 
[Beg. Mag. Sig., vii., 1901 ; Family of 
Leslie, i. 115, iii. 88.] 

ANDREW STRACHAN, promoted from 
la being regent in King's College, Aber- 
deen; trans, to Chair of Divinity 
in that college in 1634 (q.v.). 

ALEXANDER STRACHAN, brother of 
lf .„ F . preceding ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 1618-22 ; adm. in 
1635. In 1640 he was one of the few who 
refused to sign the Covenant and was 
suspended by a committee until the meet- 
ing of the Assembly, when his case was 
referred to a committee ; was enjoined by 
the Synod to get a helper 7th Oct. 1675 ; 
died before 20th July 1677. He marr. 
Katherine Strachan, and had issue — 
Thomas ; a daugh. (marr. John Leslie, min. 
in Ireland). — [Orem's Old Aberdeen ; Inq. 
Ret. de Tut., 642; Aberdeen Inhib., 20th 
July 1677; Macfarlane's Geneal.Coll.,ii., 21.] 

GEORGE CLERK, a native of Buchan ; 
1685 educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; recommended for licence by 
Presb. of Ellon 16th Dec. 1668; adm. 
before 1685 ; dep. 9th April 1702 for 
"supine negligence." 

WALTER TURING, reader and school- 
,-__ master. — [Aberdeenshire Poll-Book, 

1696 . _ t 

l., 290.] 

WILLIAM LESLIE, trans, from Kem- 
17 7 nay ; called 24th Nov. 1706 ; adm. 
26th Feb. 1707; was barbarously 
treated, hindered from carting his peats, 
had them destroyed by George Leslie of 
Balquhain, against whom he brought an 
action for redress in the Court of Session ; 
trans, to St Fergus 13th Nov. 1718. 



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[PRESB. OF 



1738 



GILBERT GERARD, educated at Mari- 
171g sclial College, Aberdeen, 1699-1703 ; 
became chaplain to Sir Robert 
Lauder of Beilmouth ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 19th Sept. 1716; ord. 1st July 
1719; died 3rd Feb. 1738. He marr. 
Marjory Mitchell, who died 24th Oct. 1785, 
aged 81, and had issue — Alexander, D.D., 
min. of Aberdeen and Professor of Divinity, 
King's College (q.v.), born 22nd Feb. 1728 ; 
Gilbert, advocate, Aberdeen, born 1729, 
died 8th July 1766. — {Aberdeen Tests.; 
Fergusson's Sons of the Manse, 51.] 

ROBERT FARQUHAR, born 1699, son 
of John F. at Wester Coul, and Mar- 
garet Forbes ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1718) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Kincardine O'Neil 4th Nov. 1724 ; 
ord. to Peterhead 21st July 1726 ; pres. by 
Sir James Elphinstone of Logie in June, 
trans, and adm. 18th Oct. 1738 ; died 
Father of the Chtirch 4th Feb. 1787. 
He marr. 21st Jan. 1729, Katherine (died 
7th Nov. 1798), daugh. of Walter Turing, 
min. of Rayne, and had issue — James, 
born 23rd Jan. and died 6th March 1731 ; 
John, min. of Nigg, born 8th June 1732 ; 
Ann, born 13th April 1734, died 12th Jan. 
1825 ; Katherine, born 17th Sept. 1735, 
died 23rd Dec. 1750; Thomas, born 27th 
Aug. 1736, died 1801; Margaret (twin), 
born 27th Aug. 1736, died 9th Oct. 1753 ; 
Sir Walter, Bart., M.D., distinguished 
London physician, born 6th Oct. 1738, 
died 30th March 1819 [great-grandfather 
of Horace Brand Townsend - Farquhar, 
created a Baronet in 1892, raised to the 
Peerage as Baron Farquhar in 1898, and 
a Viscount in 1917, died 1923] ; Elizabeth, 
born 15th Nov. 1743, died 19th Nov. 1746 ; 
Forbes (daugh.), born 3rd Nov. 1747, died 
27th Feb. 1763; Martha, born 21st Sept. 
1751 (marr. Patrick Davidson, D.D., min. 
of Rayne); Robert, born 28th Feb. 1755, 
died while on an embassy from Bengal to 
the King of Berar 9th Oct. 1778. 

JOHN SHAND, M.A. ; trans, from 

17R _ Kemnay ; pres. by General Home 

of Logie and his son, Captain Home, 

in July, and adm. 11th Oct. 1787; trans. 

to Kintore 3rd Oct. 1799. 



ALEXANDER SMITH, born 1771, son 
, 800 of Richard S., papermaker, Peter- 
culter ; educated at Marischal Col- 
lege, Aberdeen ; M.A. (27th March 1790); 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 7th Dec. 1791 ; 
taught class of Botany at Aberdeen Univ., 
1792-9 ; pres. by Robert Dalrymple Horn 
Elphinstone of Logie in March, and ord. 
5th June 1800; D.D. (Aberdeen, May 1814); 
died 6th Jan. 1817. He marr. Margaret 
(died at Aberdeen, 11th June 1856, aged 
81), daugh. of William Simpson, merchant, 
Aberdeen, and granddaugh. of Francis 
Dauney, min. of Banchory-Teraan, and had 
issue— Robert, M.R.C.S.E., Aberdeen, born 
16th Aug. 1800, died 18th Nov. 1870; 
Barbara, born 1st Aug. 1802, died 25th Jan. 
1830 ; William, merchant, Aberdeen, born 
6th Dec. 1803, died 31st Aug. 1878 ; Mary, 
born 21st Aug. 1805 (marr. 17th Aug. 1848, 
Thomas Laurie, Aberdeen), died 2nd June 
1882 ; James, min. of Dunbarton, bom 28th 
April 1807; Francis, accountant, North of 
Scotland Bank, Aberdeen, born 12th Nov. 
1808 ; Rachel, born 10th April 1810, died 
20th March 1814 ; Margaret, bom 10th Jan. 
1812 (marr. 4th Oct. 1831, John Galen, 
M.D., Aberdeen), died 13th Aug. 1864; 
Elizabeth, born 11th April 1813, died 22nd 
July 1873 ; Rachel, born 9th March 1815, 
died loth June 1887 ; Graeme, bom June 
1816, died in infancy. Publications — 
Commentaries on the Laws of Moses, trans- 
lated from the German of Michaelis, 4 
vols. (1814) ; The Philosophy of Morals, 
2 vols. (London, 1835). — [Camie's Report- 
ing Reminiscences, i., 23.] 

HENRY SIMSON, born 7th Sept. 1789, 
1817 son of David S., D.D., min. of Tulli- 
allan ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh; licen. by Presb. of Dunblane 5th May 
1812; pres. by Sir Robert D. Horn Elphin- 
stone of Logie-Elphinstone, Bart., in Feb., 
and ord. 26th Nov. 1817. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843; min. of Free Church, 
Chapel-of-Garioch, 1843-50 ; died at Harlaw, 
30th Jan. 1850. He marr. 2nd Sept. 1824, 
Mary (bom 9th Oct. 1794, died at Edin- 
burgh, 19th Jan. 1871), daugh. of Robert 
Shepherd, min. of Daviot, and had issue — 
Isabella Mary, born 19th June 1825, died 



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7th June 1826; David, Judge of Chief 
Court of Punjab, born 25th Sept. 1826; 
Eobert, H.E.I.C.S., born 15th Feb. 1827; 
Anne, born 7th April 1829, died at Edin- 
burgh, 12th May 1915 ; Henry, born 29th 
Oct. 1830, died 4th April 1843; James 
Dalrymple, born 13th March 1832, died in 
infancy; James, H.E.I.C.S., born 27th 
March 1835; John Thomas, W.S., born 
26th May 1837, died 9th Nov. 1865 ; Isa- 
bella Mary Garioch, born 2nd July 1839 
(marr. Charles Eobertson, Bengal Civil 
Service). Publication — Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xii.). — [David- 
son's Old Aberdeenshire Ministers, 47-9.] 

JAMES GKEIG, born Hillocks, New- 
hills, 1811, son of George G. ; edu- 

1343 . 

cated at Parish School and King's 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (April 1830) ; 
became schoolmaster at Keith-hall, June 
1839 ; Murray Lecturer, 1839-40 ; travelled 
on the Continent in 1841-2 as tutor to the 
son of an Ayrshire laird ; ord. 31st Aug. 
1843; died 14th Aug. 1859. Long known 
as "the High Priest of the Parish." He 
was a skilful musician and scholar, and 
the author of several songs, including " The 
Blinkin' o't." He marr. 1st Feb. 1848, 
Caroline (died 25th Dec. 1852, aged 38), 
only surviving daugh. of William Mackie, 
merchant, Aberdeen, and had issue — James 
William, born 26th Jan. 1850, died at 
Eobbin Island, Cape Town, 19th Feb. 
1885. Publications — On the Life and 
Character of St Paul ; On the Life and 
Character of Balaam [Murray Lectures] 
(Aberdeen, 1840-1).— [Bards of Bon-Accord, 
633; Kemnay Bazaar-Book, 24; Whistle 
Binkie, i., 481.] 

WALTER IRVINE, M.A. ; trans, from 
Dollar 24th Nov. 1859; trans, to 



1859 



Kilconquhar 1st Feb. 1866. 



GEORGE WASHINGTON SPROTT, 
1866 M.A.; adm. 28th March 1866; trans, 
to North Berwick 8th May 1873. He 
marr. 29th Sept. 1857 (cf. Vol. I., 383). 

ALEXANDER YOUNG, born Birse- 
more, 1832, son of Charles Y., 

1874 - • 

farmer, Birse, and Christina Alex- 
ander ; educated at Birse School and 



Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1851) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Kincardine O'Neil ; 
assistant at Aboyne ; min. at Kandy and 
St Andrews, Colombo, Ceylon ; ind. 15th 
Jan. 1874 ; died at Cults, 10th March 1913. 
He marr. 4th Oct. 1864, Helen Maitland 
(died 27th March 1900), daugh. of George 
Cook, D.D., min. of Kincardine O'Neil, and 
had issue — Charles Maitland, born 13th 
Aug. 1865 ; Mary Agnes Watson, born 1st 
Sept. 1866; Helen Maitland, born 24th 

May 1869 (marr. Hogan) ; George 

Alexander, born 1st June 1873 ; John 
Elphinstone, born 26th Aug. 1874 ; Andrew 
Watson Cook, lieut.-colonel Indian Medical 
Service, born 25th Feb. 1876; Alexander 
Norman, born 7th Nov. 1878. 



1912 



WILLIAM M'NI COL, born Alex- 
andria, 18th July 1884, son of Hugh 
M. and Isabella Millar; educated 
at Vale of Leven Academy and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1907), B.D. (1911) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dunbarton May 1911 ; assist- 
ant at South Parish, Paisley, Queen's Park 
and Barony Parish, Glasgow ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 27th Dec. 1912 ; Chaplain to 
Forces in Great War ; trans, to Longforgan 
16th Jan. 1925. Marr. 22nd Feb. 1916, 
Louise d'Auvergne, daugh. of William 
Thornborrow Kilgour of Tulloch and Bal- 
gaveny and Maud Innes, and has issue 
—Winifred Isabel, born 16th Dec. 1916 ; 
Maud d'Auvergne, born 22nd Jan. 1919. 

NEIL LEWIS ARTHUR CAMPBELL, 
M.A., trans, from Fort Augustus 
(q.v.) 19th June 1925. 



FETTERNEIR. 

ANDREW LESLIE, parson, granted a 

tack of the teinds to John Leslie 

1569 of Balqullain 22nd g ept 1569 _ He 

was sheriff-clerk of Aberdeen ; died 8th 
April 1571. — [Family of Leslie, i., 115.] 



WALTER GORDON, parson, granted 
a tack of the teinds to John Leslie 
of Balquhain 18th May 1586.— 
[Family of Leslie, i., 115.] 



1586 



154 



FETTERNEIR— CULSALMOND 



[PRESB. OF 



JAMES JOHNSTON, min. of Mony- 
1593 musk, had charge here in 1593. 

JOHN LESLIE, reader in 1597 — 
1597 [Family of Leslie, iii., 74.] 

[United to Logie Durno in 1599.] 



CULSALMOND. 

[The church of Culsalmond belonged to 
the Abbey of Lindores. There were in the 
parish Wells of Our Lady and St Michael.] 

STEPHEN MASON, took charge here in 
1567 addition to his own parish of Insch. 

WILLIAM STRAITH, reader from 1567 
1567 to 1574 [afterwards min. in 1593]. 

ROBERT IRVING, reader from 1588 to 
1588 1591. 

WILLIAM STRAITH, min. in 1593.— 
159S [P. C. Reg., viii., 134.] 

ANDREW SPENS, reader from 1594 
1594 to 1595. 

THOMAS SPENS, adm. before 
1607 1607. 

GEORGE LEITH, M.A. ; adm. before 
1635 ^k ^ xme !635 ; pres. to Bethelnie 
(Meldrum), 17th Feb. 1643. 

ARTHUR ORE [or ORR], educated 
1643 at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1630) ; adm. about 1643 ; died on 
Sunday, 18th Sept. 1664. He marr. 
Elspeth Forbes, who survived him, and 
had issue — Robert, served heir 1st Oct. 
1670 ; James ; Bethia(marr. John Maitland, 
min. of Inverkeithny). — [P. C. Constat., 
1st Oct. 1670; Aberdeen Sas., iii., 254; 
Davidson's Inverurie, 338.] 

WILLIAM GARIOCH, educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen; adm. 
about 1665 ; died between 16th 
Feb. and 21st March 1711. He marr. 
Margaret Moir, and had issue — Peter of 
Tulloch; Andrew, apprenticed to Thomas 
Orem, merchant, Aberdeen, 9th March 
1709 ; Magdalen. — {Aberdeenshire Poll- 
Book, i., 265 ; Scot. Notes and Queries, 
xii., 39.] 



1665 



WILLIAM . CLARIHEW, licen. 

1712 kv Presb. of Aberdeen 6th March 

1700 ; called 2nd Dec. 1711 ; ord. 

27th May 1712; died 13th May 1733.— 

[Aberdeen Tests.] 

JOHN ANGUS, bapt. 23rd Oct. 1701, 
17 _. son of John A., min. of Kinellar ; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (12th Feb. 1719) ; called 5th 
June, and ord. 18th Sept. 1734 ; died 2nd 
April 1751. He marr. 11th Dec. 1735, 
Janet (died 18th Feb. 1792), daugh. of 
Walter Turing, min. of Rayne, and had 
issue— Ann, born 10th Dec. 1737, died 28th 
Oct. 1754 ; Elizabeth, born 26th Feb. 1739 
(marr. John Bisset, min. of Brechin) ; 
Walter, born 5th May 1743 ; Alexander, 
min. of Botriphnie, born 13th Aug. 1744; 
Rachel, born 15th Nov. 1746, died 15th 
March 1748; Martha, born 30th March 
1749; John, born 28th Aug. 1751, died 
13th Jan. 1754. 

JOHN BISSET, pres. by Sir Arthur 
175 , Forbes of Craigievar in July and 
ord. 20th Nov. 1751 ; trans, to 
Brechin 9th Nov. 1769. 

ROBERT GAULD, born 1748 ; educated 
17 „. at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1759-62 ; licen. by Presb. of Turriff 
10th Dec. 1766 ; pres. by Sir Arthur Forbes 
of Craigievar, Bart., in April, and ord. 
25th July 1770 ; died unmarr., " an orna- 
ment to his profession and a blessing to 
his people," 29th July 1786. A table-shaped 
tombstone was erected to his memory by 
" his most affectionate friend and sister 
Janet Gauld." — [Tombst. ; Jervise's Epi- 
taphs, ii., 324.] 

WILLIAM M'CLEISH, born 1741, third 
j-g^ son of John M., in parish of Black- 
ford ; licen. by Presb. of Dunbarton 
28th July 1767 ; pres. by Sir Arthur Forbes 
of Craigievar, Bart., Dec. 1786; ord. 13th 
June 1787 ; LL.D. ; died 24th Jan. 1794. 
He marr. 16th June 1788, Amelia Harp, 
who died 30th Aug. 1804. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace., 
iii.). 



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CULSALMOND— DAVIOT 



155 



WILLIAM COCK, M.A. ; pres. by Sir 
1795 William Forbes of Craigievar, Bart., 
July 1794; ord. 17th June 1795; 
trans, to Eathen 6th May 1801. 

FEEDINAND ELLIS, born Aberdeen- 
laol shire 1770 ; became schoolmaster of 
Forgue ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1791) ; schoolmaster at 
Eothes; licen. by Presb. of Turriff 27th 
July 1796 ; pres. by Sir William Forbes 
of Craigievar, Bart., in Aug., and ord. 24th 
Sept. 1801 ; died at Aberdeen, 25th March 
1851. He marr. 3rd May 1812, Katherine 
(died 31st March 1834, aged 46), daugh. of 
George Daun, min. of Insch, and had issue 
—Susan, born 6th Nov. 1812, died 28th 
Jan. 1876; Catherine, born 14th April 1814, 
died 9th Aug. 1829; Alexander, born 2nd 
Oct. 1815, died at Penang Dec. 1854; 
Barbara, born 10th Feb. 1817; George, 
born 1st Feb. 1818, died 2nd May 1883; 
Wilhelmina Forbes Daun, born 19th Dec. 
1819 (marr. 21st March 1863. Alexander 
Charles Jamieson, Sydney, N.S.W.) ; John 
Eussel, born 19th Dec. 1821 ; Christian, 
born 18th May 1823, died 9th Oct. 1834; 
Caroline Hamilton, born 9th March 1825, 
died 26th Dec. 1836; Eobert, born 23rd 
Feb. 1827 ; Andrew Jamieson, born 8th 
Oct. 1828; Edward, born 2nd June 1831, 
died 26th Dec. 1836. Publication— Account 
of the Parish {Neiv Stat. Ace, xii.). 

WILLIAM MIDDLETON, born Titi- 
1841 koutie, Coull, 1780, son of Alexander 
M., farmer, and Isobel Adam of 
Beltie ; educated at Marischal College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1820) ; military chaplain 
at Fort George ; adm. (assistant and 
successor) 11th Nov. 1841 ; died unmarr., 
11th March 1853. 

AECHIBALD STOEIE, adm. 

1853 *®*k J une l 853 > trans, to Insch 
17th May 1864. 

WILLIAM MASSON, born Belma- 
1864 ^uthy, Faster Eoss, 17th May 1836, 
son of William M., farmer, and 
inspector under Government of Land Ee- 
clamation, and Margaret Tolmie ; educated 
at Munlochy School, Grammar School, 
Aberdeen, and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. 



by Presb. of Edinburgh May 1862 ; mission- 
ary at Straloch and Braemar ; pres. by Sir 
William Forbes of Craigievar, Bart. ; adm. 
26th Aug. 1864 ; dem. 30th May 1911 ; died 
at Aberdeen 20th Dec. 1923. He marr. 16th 
May 1867, Eliza Jane (died 9th May 1911), 
daugh. of John Yeats of Kincorth, advo- 
cate, Aberdeen, and Marianne Mearns, and 
had issue — William Macdonald, born 24th 
March 1868; Duncan John Mearns, born 
12th April 1869, died at Lahore, India, 
3rd Sept. 1890 ; Marion Isabel, born 28th 
Aug. 1871 ; Evan Malcolm Eoss, born 18th 
Feb. 1875, died at Aberdeen 5th Sept. 
1892; Ethel Margaret Therese, born 5th 
Feb. 1881 (marr. Eobert Scarth Valentine 
Logie, min. of Aberdalgie). Publication — 
Pamphlet on South African War. 

EICHAED CLAYTON COEEIE, born 
lgll Sheffield, 1st Nov. 1882, son of 
Eichard C. and Martha Clayton ; 
educated at Dr George Hardy's School, 
Doncaster, Turton Hall College, Gilder- 
some, Leeds, New College, Harrogate, 
and Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1906), 
B.D. (1909) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
5th May 1909; assistant at St Mary's, 
Dumfries ; ord. 22nd Sept. 1911 ; trans. 
to Prestonkirk 19th Jan. 1916. Marr. 
22nd Jan. 1913, Beatrice, daugh. of James 
Edward Bradshaw and Kezia Porter, and 
has issue — Eichard Clayton, born 28th 
March 1918. 

WILLIAM MUEDOCH, born Huntly, 
lgl 28th April 1889, son of John M. and 
Elsie Calder; educated at Aberlour 
School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1911); licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen in 
1913 ; assistant at East Parish, Aberdeen ; 
ord. 11th May 1916. Marr. 22nd Dec. 
1920, Elizabeth Collie, daugh. of John 
Mackenzie and Elizabeth Sutherland. 



DAVIOT. 

[Daviot was a prebend of Aberdeen and 
the incumbent was treasurer of the diocese. 
The church was dedicated to St Colm. 
There was in the parish a Well of Our 
Lady. The church, built in 1798, has been 
since restored.] 



156 



DAVIOT 



[PRESB. OF 



JOHN LESLIE, reader here and at 
1667 Eayne in 156V. 

PATRICK MYKETOUN, formerly 
1573 treasurer of Aberdeen and parson 
in 1557 ; was pres. by James VI. 
10th June 1573, but did not accept— [Aber- 
deen Sheriff-Court Books, ii., 494.] 

GEORGE PATER SON, sometime 
157 _ regent in King's College in 1569; adm. 
to Belhelvie 1st May 1570; pres. by 
James VI. 13th July 1573, with Inverurie, 
Monkeggie, Kintore, and Kinkell also in 
the charge ; app. by the General Assembly 
in 1579, Commissioner over the kirks in the 
Laigh of Mar and the Garioch, with the kirks 
of Mearns beyond the Mount upon the water, 
and on Presbyteries being established he was 
nominated to assist in their erection ; was 
app. in 1592 to watch over the practices of 
the opponents of the reformed religion in 
the bounds of the Garioch ; was still min. 
in 1608. He marr., and had issue — Helen 
(marr. George Raith). — [G. R. Inhib., 1st 
Feb. 1619 ; Melvill's Autob., 302.] 

WILLIAM THOMSON, min. in 1608.— 
1608 [P. C. Reg., viii., 121.] 

WILLIAM STRACHAN, probably 
brother of Andrew and Alexander 
S., mins. of Chapel - of - Garioch ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1605) ; adm. before 14th April 1613 ; 
refused to take the Covenant in 1640, and 
was arrested by a party of its supporters ; 
was suspended by the Synod in 1649 and had 
an Act of Parliament passed in his favour 
26th June that year. He marr. Grizel Smith, 
and had issue — William, a student at Mari- 
schal College 1630-8. — [Aberdeen Sas., x., 
559; Acts of Pari., vi., part ii., 438 ; Aber- 
deen Sheriff-Court Reg., ii. 505, iii. 14.] 

GEORGE TAYLIFER [TELFER], ord. 
1650 ( ass i stant ) 25tn June 1650; joined 
the Protesters in 1651 ; dep. after 27th 
April 1660 for treasonable speeches against 
the King and the Government. — [Acts of 
Pari., vii., 300.] 

THOMAS THOIRS, M.A., formerly of 
Udny ; adm. March 1661 ; trans, to 
Mortlach 27th Dec. 1663. 



1613 



WILLIAM LUNAN, educated at King's 
1666 College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1626); 
adm. to Cromarty before 2nd Nov. 
1638 ; became servitor to Sir Thomas 
Urquhart of Cromarty, and on 13th Feb. 
1645 the Presb. of Turriff were app. by 
the General Assembly to proceed with his 
excommunication ; adm. here before 2nd 
Oct. 1666; still min. 3rd Oct. 1671. He 
marr. and had issue — Alexander, his suc- 
cessor. — [G. R. Homings, 2nd Jan. 1669.] 

ALEXANDER LUNAN, born about 
1672 1647, son of preceding ; educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(19th July 1664); adm. between 21st April 
and 15th Dec. 1672; dep. 17th Oct. 1716 
for engaging in the Rebellion, etc., and 
became an Episcopal min. at Meikle Wartle. 
He gifted in 1705 two silver chalices to the 
parish " for the use only of Episcopal 
ministers." He marr. Janet, daugh. of Sir 
James Elphinstone of Logie, and had issue 
— James ; Patrick, Episcopal min. at Meikle 
Wartle ; Robert ; Margaret (marr. 1707, 
Alexander Gordon of Coldwells); Elizabeth; 
Cecilia ; Anna. Publications — The Office 
of the Holy Communion (Edinburgh, 1711) ; 
The Mystery of Man's Redemption, in Five 
Sermons, upon the Festivals of the Church 
of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1712 ; Aberdeen, 
1835).— [Coll. Aberdeen and Banff, i., 581 ; 
Aberdeenshire Poll-Booh, i., 315.] 

WILLIAM ANDERSON, born 1682, son 
1717 of George A., Professor of Divinity 
in King's College, Aberdeen ; edu- 
cated at King's College; M.A. (1696); 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 12th June 
1706; ord. to Cabrach 12th March 1707; 
trans, to Premnay 30th Sept. 1709; called 
by Presb. jure devoluto 14th Aug., trans, 
and adm. 6th Nov. 1717 ; died April 1730. 
He marr. Margaret (died 20th June 1786), 
daugh. of Robert Forbes of the Auchreddie 
family, who marr. (2). — [Aberdeen Tests. ; 
Slains Charters.] 

JAMES CHALMERS, born 1703, son 
17ql of George C, min. of Drumblade ; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1725) ; librarian, King's Col- 
lege, 1726-30 ; licen. by Presb. of Ellon 27th 



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DAVIOT 



157 



Aug. 1729 ; ord. 10th Feb. 1731 ; died 3rd 
Aug. 1787. He marr. 22nd Sept. 1731, 
Anna (died 22nd Sept. 1744), second daugh. 
of James Douglass of Tihvhilly, and had 
issue— James, died 25th March 1745 ; John, 
born 29th Nov. 1732, went abroad ; Agnes, 
born 17th March 1735, went abroad ; George, 
born 2nd Aug. 1738, went abroad ; Isobel, 
born 8th June 1740, died 18th April 1821 ; 
Euphemia, born 12th Jan. 1744; James 
(twin), born 12th Jan. 1744. 



1788 



ROBERT SHEPHEED, born 27th Jan. 
1758, son of Thomas S., min. of 
Bourtie ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (14th Feb. 1776) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Garioch 3rd April 1782 ; 
pres. by George III. 7th Nov. 1787 ; ord. 
2nd April 1788; died 16th Sept. 1828. He 
marr. 26th Feb. 1789, Isabella Mary (died at 
Linton 6th Dec. 1841), daugh. of Dr James 
Garioch of Gariochsford, and had issue — 
James, W.S., born 5th Feb. 1790, died 4th 
Dec. 1857 ; Janet, born 5th May 1791, died 
29th Nov. 1794; Helena, born 4th Dec. 
1792 (marr. 1st Dec. 1812, John Lumsden, 
merchant, Aberdeen), died 6th Dec. 1879; 
Mary, born 9th Oct. 1794 (marr. Henry 
Simson, min. of Chapel-of-Garioch) ; Cap- 
tain John, chairman, H.E.I.C.S., born 22nd 
May 1796 ; Alexander, sub-Professor of 
Greek, born 4th June 1798 ; Thomas, captain 
Indian Mercantile Marine, born 19th April 
1800; George, M.A., born 11th May 1802, 
died 30th Dec. 1825 ; Ann, born 29th Sept. 
1804 (marr. 20th April 1837, George Elsmie, 
merchant, Aberdeen); Kobert, born 19th 
Aug. 1807, died 6th March 1827; Russel 
born 21st July 1810, died 21st Aug. 1812 ; 
Forbes, born 1st Jan. 1814 (marr. 26th 
April 1836, William Burnett Craigie of 
Linton). Publication — Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vi.). — [Jervise's 
Epitaphs, i. 283, ii. 409.] 



THOMAS BURNETT, born Aberdeen- 
shire; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (31st March 1806) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Ellon 29th April 1812 ; 
pres. by George IV. 13th Jan., and ord. 5th 
Aug. 1829; died 26th Sept. 1874. He 
marr. 16th June 1831, Mary (died 7th Aug. 



1847), daugh. of John Gordon, min. of 
Cabrach, and had issue — Mary Ann, born 
30th May 1832 ; Elizabeth, born 23rd April 
1833; Jane Gordon, born 12th Dec. 1834; 
Margaret, born 3rd April 1836 (marr. 29th 
Sept. 1857, John Peter, factor to Lord 
Lovat) ; Isabella, born 24th May 1838, died 
12th June 1841 ; Thomas, min. of Kenneth- 
mont, born 17th May 1841. Publication — 
Account of the Parish {New Stat. Ace, xii.). 

. THOMAS BURNETT, M.A, son of 
1865 P rece ding; ord. (assistant and suc- 



cessor) 9th Feb. 1865 ; trans. 
Kennethmont 13th Feb. 1870. 



to 



ANDREW SOUTER, M.A.; ord. (assist- 
18170 ant and successor) 9th June 1870; 
trans, to Echt 2nd May 1873. 

DONALD ROBERTSON, born Baul- 
187s bain, Kirkmickael, Banff, 19th July 
1833, son of John R., farmer, and 
Margaret M'Intosh ; educated at Kirk- 
michael School, Grammar School and Univ. 
of Aberdeen; M.A. (1858); missionary at 
Straloch 1870 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
22nd Aug. 1873; died unmarr. 1st May 
1885. 

ALEXANDER ANDERSON, born 
18 Lower Cabrach, 10th March 1859, 
son of William A. and Jessie Jupp ; 
educated at Rhynie School, Grammar 
School, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; licen. by 
Presb. of Strathbogie in 1885 ; assistant at 
Holburn, Aberdeen ; ord. 25th Sept. 1885 ; 
clerk of Presb., 1909-23 ; died unmarr. 18th 
Feb. 1923. 

ALEXANDER SMART, born Aberdeen, 

1923 15tl1 ^ 0V " 1892 ' S0D °f Alexander S. 

and Agnes Taylor ; educated at 
Robert Gordon's College and Univ. of 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1915); licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen in 1921 ; assistant at East 
Parish, Aberdeen, that year; ord. 16th 
July 1923 ; trans, to Broughty Ferry 1926. 
Marr. 10th Oct. 1923, Elizabeth, daugh. 
of James Crichton. Publications — Bio- 
graphical Sketch of Late Principal Iverach 
(Aberdeen Free Press, 1921). 



158 



INSCH 



[PRKSB. OF 



INSCH. 

[The old church of Insch (originally Inch- 
mabanin), now ruined, was dedicated to 
St Drostan. It belonged to the Abbey of 
Lindores. A chapel of St John stood at 
Dunnideer in the parish.] 

STEPHEN MASON, min. in 1567, with 
Culsalmond and Logie Durno also 
in the charge ; trans, to Bethelnie 
(Meldrum) in 1574. 

1567 WILLIAM BALLINGALL, reader. 

WALTEE RICHARDSON, trans, from 
Clatt before 1585, with Culsalmond, 
Kintore, and Kinkell also in the 
charge ; trans, to Oyne in 1586. 

ALEXANDEE PATEESON, adm. in 
15 __ 1586; trans, to Logie Durno [Chapel- 
of-Garioch] in 1592. 



1596 



v WILLIAM BAECLAY, son of Walter 
B. in Andurnocht; adm. to Bourtie 
in 1595; trans, and adm. in 1596; 

pres. to the vicarage by James VI. 4th 

March 1599; still min. 4th May 1603.— 

[Aberdeen Homings, viii., 159.] 



JAMES SPENCE, son of George S. 
of Boddam ; mentioned as vicar in 
1603. He marr. a daugh. of William 

Leslie of New Leslie and Elizabeth Forbes. 

— [Family of Leslie, iii., 343.] 



160S 



1607 



JOHN LOGIE, adm. before 1607 ; was 

a member of the Assembly in 1610 ; 

trans, to Bethelnie after 14th April 

' 1613. His initials, with date 1613, are on 

the belfry of the church. 



1621 



ALEXANDEE EOSS, M.A.; adm. 
about 1621 ; trans, to Footdee in 
1631. 



ALEXANDEE EOSS, son of John R., 

min. of Cluny ; min. in 1635 ; was 

1635 executor to William Roche, min. of 

Essil in 1651; still min. 17th April 1660. 

He marr., and had issue — John, to whom 



his father disponed Drumrossie ; Alex- 
ander. — [Aberdeen Burgh Sas., xxxviii., 
226 ; Aberdeen Inkib., 17th Oct. 1674.] 



1661 



WILLIAM BURNETT, M.A.; adm. 

to Oyne before 25th Nov. 1647; 

trans, and adm. before 18th April 
1661; still min. 20th April 1680. He 
marr. Margaret Barclay, and had issue 
— James, apprenticed to Dr Matthew 
M'Kail, apothecary, Aberdeen, 5th July 
1672. — [Aberdeen Sas., vii., 167; Scot. 
J\ r otes and Queries, xii., 6.] 



1683 



JOHN PATTON, regent in Marischal 
College in 1675; recommended for 
ordination 29th March 1682; adm. 

to Leochel that year ; trans, and adm. 

16th April 1683; died (after a period of 

ill-health) 20th March 1691. He marr. 

and had issue — Charles ; John ; Janet. 

[GEORGE CRICHTON, M.A. (King's 
College, 1682) ; session-clerk and school- 
master, and a licentiate who had preached 
during the long illness of preceding, and 
for a year after P.'s death ; was called as 
successor, but died 12th July 1692.] 



1692 



SIR JOHN TURING, M.A., formerly of 
Cummertrees ; called 2nd Oct. 1692 
and intruded ; dem. between 23rd 
Feb. and 12th Oct. 1701. He was subse- 
quently received into communion with 
the Presbyterian Church, and settled at 
Drumblade. 



JOHN IRVINE, M.A., formerly of 
Peterculter (q.v.) ; intruded, but was 
suspended by the Commission of 
Assembly 13th June 1701. 



1701 



JOHN MAITLAND, called 18th Oct. 
1702; ord. 26th April 1703; trans. 



1703 



to Forgue 22nd May 1707. 



1708 



ALEXANDER SHAND, educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(21st June 1694) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Turriff 12th Nov. 1701; ord. to Glen- 
buchat 10th May 1704; called 8th May, 
trans, and adm. 23rd June 1708 ; died after 
7th April 1719, aged about 45. He marr. 



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INSCH 



159 



Isobel, daugh. of Alexander Abernethy of 
Auchencloich and Mayen, and had issue 
—William, born 13th Nov. 1712; John. 

ALEXANDER SIMSON, ord. 23rd 
1720 March 1720; trans, to Monymusk 
29th May 1729. 

ALEXANDER MEARNS, born 1701; 
_ 729 educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen, 1713-18; became schoolmaster 
of Rothiemay in 1718; ord., 19th Nov. 
1729; died Father op the Chuech 
24th Oct. 1789. He marr. 2nd June 1731, 
Janet (died 18th June 1779), daugh. of 
John Shanks, Kennethmont, and had 
issue — Elizabeth, born 1st Sept. 1732; 
Janet, born 13th Jan. 1734 (marr. 3rd 
July 1769, Adam Maitland, manufacturer, 
Insch); Margaret, born 24th Nov. 1735, 
died 15th Nov. 1756; Ernest, born 27th 
Dec. 1737, died 12th Feb. 1750; Walter, 
born 18th July 1739, died 5th Sept. 1757 ; 
Katherine, born 30th March 1741 ; Alex- 
ander, min. of Cluny, born 22nd May 
1745; George John, born 9th Feb. 1747, 
died 13th July 1748 ; Jean, born 7th, and 
died 17th March 1751. 

GEORGE DAUN, born, 1751; edu- 
.,.„ cated at King's College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1772) ; became schoolmaster 
of Alves ; licen. by Presb. of Elgin 25th 
Aug. 1778; ord. by it 18th April 1786; 
pres. by Sir William Forbes of Craigie- 
var, Bart., in April, and adm. 9th June 
1790; died 21st May 1821. He marr. (1) 
Clementina Leslie, who died at Elgin, 
21st July 1780, and had issue — Margaret, 
born 10th Aug. 1777, died at Stone- 
haven 7th Oct. 1867 : (2) 15th March 1784, 
Catherine Petrie, who died 12th May 
1837, and had issue— Robert, M.A., M.D., 
deputy - inspector of General Hospitals, 
Indian army, born 10th April 1785, died 
14th June 1871 ; Catherine, born 17th 
Jan. 1788 (marr. Ferdinand Ellis, min. 
of Culsalmond); Marjory, born 9th Oct. 
1789 (marr. Major Robert Duff, H.E.I.C.S.); 
William Forbes, born 1791 ; George, born 
29th June 1792 ; James, M.A., M.D., rector 
of Westmoreland, 'Jamaica, born 3rd Aug. 



1794, died 25th Aug. 1822; Anne, born 
15th Aug. 1796 ; Hannah, born 13th April 
1798 (marr. 18th Jan. 1821, William Bonny- 
man, surgeon, Insch). 

PATRICK DAVIDSON, born 12th 

1822 • A 'P ril 1791 ' son of William D-i min. 
of Inverurie ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1st April 1806) ; 
became schoolmaster of Kintore ; licen. by 
Presb. of Garioch 19th July 1814; pres. 
by commissioner for the trustees of Sir 
William Forbes of Craigievar, Bart., in 
1821 ; ord. 8th May 1822 ; died at Kintore, 
17th Nov. 1858. He marr. 25th March 
1830, Elsie (died 10th Feb. 1884), youngest 
daugh. of James Innes of Hartfield, 
Ross-shire, surgeon, and had issue— Jane 
Williamina, born 28th Dec. 1830; Eliza- 
beth, born 12th April 1832 ; Elspet Maria, 
born 22nd March 1834 ; William, born 25th 
May 1838 ; Mary, born 18th July 1842 ; 
Patrick Robert, born 11th July 1844 ; Isa- 
bella, born 11th June 1846; Agnes, born 
28th Nov. 1848; James, born 18th Dec. 
1850. 

ROBERT CUSHNY, pres. by Sir John 

1836 Forbes °f Craigievar, Bart., Oct. 

1835 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 

23rd June 1836 ; trans, to Bellie 26th Oct. 

1843. 

ADAM MITCHELL, born June 1799, 
1844 son °^ J° nn M., farmer, Christs- 
kirk, and Jean Paterson ; educated 
at King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. (18th 
March 1843) ; Murray Lecturer there in 
1839-40, 1842-3; rector of Grammar 
School, Old Aberdeen, 1822-44; adm. 
(assistant and successor) 13th June 1844 ; 
LL.D. (King's College, 8th Nov. 1856); 
died 21st Oct. 1863. He marr. 29th Oct. 
1832, Isabella (died 11th March 1889, aged 
85), daugh. of Peter Nicol, Seaton, Old 
Aberdeen, and had issue — Anne Catherine, 
born 23rd Sept. 1833 (marr. 24th Dec. 1850, 
George Mackie, M.D., Insch), died 16th July 
1899 ; Margaret Jane, born 26th May 1837 
(died 7th May 1913) ; Charles James, born 
10th Oct. 1838. 



160 



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[PRESB. OF 



1864 



AKCHIBALD STORIE, born Edin- 
burgh, 10th Jan. 1817, son of 
Archibald S., Edinburgh ; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; became a teacher 
in Aberdeen and chaplain to various insti- 
tutions ; ord. to Culsalmond 16th June 
1853; pres. by Sir William Forbes of 
Craigievar, Bart. ; trans, and adm. 17th 
May 1864 ; died at Donbank, Aberdeen, 
28th July 1891. He marr. 19th Sept. 1839, 
Anne Avery (died 23rd Aug. 1894), daugh. 
of Robert Craig, china merchant, Edin- 
burgh, and had issue — Annabella,, born 8th 
April 1842 (marr. (1) 15th Nov. 1864, 
Charles Gordon Robertson, advocate, 
sheriff of Kincardineshire, (2) Captain 
Walter Cheney Hart, Royal Naval Postal 
Cable Department); Francis Robert, 
engineer, chief officer, Turkish Naval 
Department, Bey, afterwards chief officer, 
Nagasaki Naval Arsenal, latterly fruit 
farmer, California, born 28th Jan. 1844 ; 
Catherine Archibald, born 16th Jan. 1846 
(marr. 28th Dec. 1880, Alexander Christie, 
Insch), died 28th Oct. 1885; Thomas; 
Helen Dixson, born 8th April 1850 (marr. 
19th Sept. 1877, George Cruden, advocate, 
Aberdeen); Archibald John Watt, S.S.C., 
Aberdeen, born 10th May 1851, died 4th 
Jan. 1923; Anne Avery Craig, born 28th 
March 1853, died 24th May 1880 ; Charles 
Gordon Robertson, M.B., CM., Govern- 
ment Medical Department, Sarawak, born 
23rd Feb. 1855, died at Brighton, 26th 
April 1889; Jane Maria Haldway, born 
14th July 1857 (marr. Thomas Dixson, 
M.A., B.D., D.D., Sydney, Australia; 
Robert Craig, fruit farmer, California, born 
24th Dec. 1858; William Smith, M.A., 
sometime min. of Kingscavil, born 4th Feb. 
1861. 

ROBERT SANGSTER KEMP, M.A., 
B.D. ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
9th May 1888; trans, to Deer 23rd 
Feb. 1899. 

JOHN MACK, born Baillieston, Lanark- 
shire, 1st Nov. 1860, son of Thomas 
M. and Mary Douglas ; educated at 
Baillieston School, High School, Glasgow, 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; MA. (1884), B.D. 



1899 



(1895) ; licen. by Presb. of Hamilton ; 
assistant at Port-Glasgow and Borthwick ; 
ord. 17th Aug. 1899. 



INVERURIE. 

[The old church of Inverurie, whose ruins 
stand in the ancient churchyard, was dedi- 
cated to St Apollinaris. It belonged to the 
Abbey of Lindores. Inverurie held a fair 
of St Apollinaris and another fair on 8th 
Sept., Our Lady Day in Harvest.] 

GEORGE PATERSON, min. here in 
, „ 1573, having Daviot, Monkeggie, 
Kinkell, and Kintore also in his 
charge.— [Davidson's Inverurie, 153], 



ALEXANDER MACKIE, reader here 
and at Monkeggie from 1574 to 
1580 ; min. in 1585, with Monkeggie 
also in the charge ; dep. about 1597. 



1574 



JAMES MILL [or MILNE], pres. to 
the vicarage of both charges above 

lfiOO 

mentioned, by James VI. 16th Jan. 
1600, in which year he was a member of 
Assembly, as well as of that held at Aber- 
deen, 2nd July 1605, but for maintaining 
before the Privy Council, 3rd Oct., that the 
Aberdeen Assembly was not lawful, he was 
ordered to return to his parish and attend to 
his duties ; still min. in 1641, when his last 
entry was made in a register of Births and 
Deaths, which he seems to have kept with 
great regularity from 1609. He marr. (1) 
1603, Margaret Leslie (died s.p. 20th April 
1629, aged 77), widow of Alexander Leslie, 
and sister of the Laird of New Leslie, and 
of George L. of Bogis: (2) Marjorie Elphin- 
stone, and had issue — James, physician, 
Inverurie, born 2nd Oct. 1630 ; Elizabeth, 
born 16th Feb. 1632; Jean, born 29th Oct. 
1633 ; Andrew, born 3rd Oct. 1635 ; Alex- 
ander, min. of West Quarter, Glasgow, born 
4th Jan. 1637; George, born 28th Aug. 
1638; Marjorie, born 31st March 1640.— 
[Aberdeen Sas. Sec. Beg., iv., 169 ; David- 
son's Inverurie, 159, 161, 207 ; Prot.- 
Book of George Barclay, Town-clerk of 
Inverurie.] 



garioch] 



INVERURIE 



161 



WILLIAM FOKBES, educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1637-41 ; 
ord. to Second Charge, Montrose, 
20th Nov. 1640; trans, and adm. 14th 
Jan. 1643; died before Whitsunday 1679 
[it is said in the pulpit, after pronouncing 
sentence of excommunication upon his 
daugh. for her sympathy with Quakerism]. 
He marr. Margaret Strachan, and had issue 
—William, born 15th April 1644 ; Kobert, 
licentiate and schoolmaster of the parish; 
Margaret, born 1646 ; Jean. — [Davidson's 
Inverurie, 342, 358 ; Barclay's Memoir of 
the People called Quakers.] 

WILLIAM MUERAY, a native of the 
Garioch ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (2nd July 1667); 
min. in 1679 ; took the oaths prescribed 
by the Government at the Revolution, but 
was dep., 30th May 1716, for engaging in 
the Rebellion, and praying for the son of 
James VII. as King James. He marr. 
Magdalen, daugh. of John Gellie, min. of 
Kinkell, and had issue — William, Episcopal 
min., Old Aberdeen ; Katherine (third 
daugh.) (marr. 1716, Alexander Hay of 
Rannieston) ; Alexander, M.A., adm. 
deacon by Bishop Gadderar, 10th March 
1723, Episcopal min. of Banff; Peter ; 
Sarah (marr. Arthur Dingwall of Brown- 
hill. — [Aberdeen Journal Notes and Queries, 
ii., 181 ; Aberdeenshire Poll- Book, i., 358.] 



1679 



1717 



WILLIAM WATT, probably a native 
of the parish ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 1699-1703 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Deer 23rd Aug. 1716 ; called 
27th Feb., and ord. 2nd May 1717; died 
17th Aug. 1755. He marr. 4th July 1718, 
Sophia (died 23rd Aug. 1777, aged 85), 
daugh. of Thomas Fraser of Cairnbulg, and 
had issue — Alexander, min. of Alves, born 
25th Jan. 1728 ; Ann, born 16th Jan. 1731. 



1757 



PATRICK SIMSON, born 1721, son 
of Alexander S., min. of Monymusk; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (27th March 1740); licen. by 
Presb. of Garioch 29th Oct. 1746; ord. to 
Kemnay 2nd Sept. 1747 ; pres. by John, 
Earl of Kintore, Nov. 1755 ; trans, and 
adm. 27th April 1757 ; died 26th Jan. 1763. 

VOL. VI. 



He marr. 3rd Nov. 1749, Barbara Chalmers, 
who died 2nd March 1756, and had issue — 
Helen, born 9th Oct. 1750, died 2nd Nov. 
1757 ; George, born 4th July 1752, died 24th 
Nov. 1757 ; Alexander, born 2nd Aug. 1754. 



176S 



JAMES HAY, M.A. ; pres. by George, 
Earl Marischal, in June, and ord. 
27th Sept. 1763 ; trans, to Dyce 11th 
July 1770. 

WILLIAM DAVIDSON, born Insch, 
1767 1731, son of Alexander D. ; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (2nd April 1751); became school- 
master of this parish June 1751 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Garioch 14th Feb. 1759 ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 6th Sept. 1767 ; 
died 17th Jan. 1799. He marr. 15th April 
1783, Jean (died 5th May 1821, aged 72), 
eldest daugh. of Robert Bruce, bailie of 
Kintore, and had issue — Anthony, born 
17th Sept. 1784, died 30th Oct. 1786; 
William, M.A., born 9th Nov. 1787; 
Patrick, min. of Insch, born 12th April 
1791. Publication — Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vii.). 



1800 



ROBERT LESSEL, born 1758, son of 
James L., crofter in Kintore, and 
brought up by a step-sister, the wife 
of a f erry-tacksman in Inverurie ; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen [during the 
college vacation he worked on his relative's 
croft]; M.A. (Feb. 1779); became school- 
master of this parish, removed to Grange 
4th May 1785, and to Chapel-of -Garioch ; 
licen. by Presb. of Strathbogie 11th June 
1787 ; returned here as schoolmaster; pres. 
by Anthony Adrian, Earl of Kintore, April 
1799 ; ord. 26th March 1800 ; died as the 
result of an accident 29th July 1853. He 
marr. 1st March 1808, Mary (died 30th 
Oct. 1864, aged 81), daugh. of William 
Morison, farmer, Little Colp, Turriff, and 
had issue — Mary Bannerman, born 15th 
Dec. 1808 (marr. James Bisset, D.D., min. 
of Bourtie) ; Christian, born 7th Dec. 1810 
(marr. 24th Jan. 1843, John Leslie, surgeon, 
Inverurie) died 4th July 1850. Publication 
— Account of the Parish (New Stat. Ace, 
xii.). — [A berdeen Journal Notes and Queries, 
iv., 91 ; Davidson's Inverurie, 395.] 



162 



INVERURIE— KEITHHALL 



[PEESB. OF 



1844 



JOHN DAVIDSON, born Westfield of 
Fraserfield, Old Machar, 27th May 
1816, only son of Andrew D., farmer, 
and Isabel Murray ; educated at Grammar 
School and Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
MA. (1838) ; became a teacher of mathe- 
matics in Gray's School, Aberdeen ; licen. 
by Presb. there ; assistant to preceding ; 
ord. (assistant and successor) 12th Dec. 
1844; D.D. (Aberdeen, 17th Feb. 1877); 
died 8th Jan. 1892, "his robust frame worn 
away by a painful disease." In apprecia- 
tion of his services in connection with the 
delineation of the burgh boundaries on the 
Ordnance Survey maps he was made an 
honorary burgess of Inverurie, and he was 
afterwards presented with his portrait, 
which now hangs in the Council Chambers. 
He was chaplain of the 4th V.B. Gordon 
Highlanders and took a lively interest in 
volunteering, but most of all was he 
a profound and diligent investigator of 
local history and antiquity. He marr. 
8th March 1859, Mary (died 14th Nov. 
1892), daugh. of James Bisset, D.D., min. 
of Bourtie, and had issue — Andrew, advo- 
cate, Aberdeen, born 18th Jan. 1860 ; Mary 
Lessel, manager, Kirkintilloch Laundry Co., 
Ltd., Lenzie, born 22nd May 1861 ; James, 
assistant editor, Glasgow Herald, born 4th 
Oct. 1862; Isabel, matron, Bangour Village, 
Dechmont, born 5th June 1864 ; John, 
born 28th May 1866, died 26th Aug. 
1879 ; William, locomotive superintendent, 
Bombay, Baroda, and Central India Kail- 
way, born 3rd Oct. 1867 ; Barbara, 
Grosvenor Hotel, London, born 27th Nov. 
1869 ; Susan, teacher of drawing, Aber- 
deen, born 22nd May 1871; Elizabeth, 
born 17th June 1874, died in India. Publi- 
cations — Belief : What is It? (Edinburgh, 
1869) ; The Bible's Place in a Science of 
Religion (Aberdeen, 1877) ; Inverurie and 
the Earldom of the Garioch (Edinburgh 
and Aberdeen, 1878), also in two vols, 
illustrated ; The Bass and Churchyard of 
Inverurie (Aberdeen, 1884); "The Origin 
and Geological Associations of the Bass of 
Inverurie (Trans. Aberdeen Phil. Soc., ii., 
42-56, 1885) ; The Bass of Inverurie (Aber- 
deen, 1886) ; Old Aberdeenshire Ministers 
(portrait) [edited by his son James, with 



Memoir] (Aberdeen, 1895) ; Remains of the 
Kirk of Einhell (Scot. Notes and Queries, 
ii., 82, 97). 

JAMES BLACK, born Cruden, 7th Aug. 
1890 1859, son of Alexander B. and Annie 
Adie; educated at Bogbrae School 
and Univ. of Aberdeen; M.A. (1883); 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen in 1886 ; 
assistant at Fraserburgh, 1886-8, Inverurie, 
1889-90 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 3rd 
April 1890. 



KEITHHALL (of old MON- 
KEGGIE) AND KINKELL. 

[These two parishes were united on 20th 
Feb. 1754. 

Monheggie. — The vicarage of Monkeggie 
belonged to the adjoining parsonage of 
Kinkell. Its church was dedicated to St 
Serf. A fair of St Serf was held at 
Monkeggie. 

Kinkell. — The ancient church, now ruined, 
was dedicated to St Michael. It has a fine 
sacrament house. A fair of St Michael 
was held near the church. The Knights of 
the Order of St John had a commandery at 
Kinkell.] 

ANDKEW SPENS, reader at Nov. 
1570 1570. 

SAMUEL WALKEK, educated at 
1635 Marischal College ; M.A. (1618); adm. 
before 27th Jan. 1635 ; was made 
prisoner for opposing the Covenant, June 
1640, and dep. in 1649 for malignancy; had 
a warrant from Parliament, 22nd May 1661, 
for £100 Scots as a suffering minister ; 
restored before 24th Oct. 1662; still min. 
14th Oct. 1673. 

WILLIAM KEITH, trans, from Kin- 

1650 ellar ; adm. and inst. 10th Oct. 

1650 ; trans, to Udny 3rd Nov. 1653. 

WILLIAM MAITLAND, educated at 
1654 Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1629-33 
was excommunicated at Aberdeen 
while a probationer before 9th June 1647 
this sentence being recalled, he was ord 
and adm. 27th June 1654 ; died 5th Sept. 
1662. He marr. Kachel Kinnear who with 



garioch] 



KEITHHALL 



163 



her children was granted £100 sterling, on 
8th July 1663 by Parliament, out of vacant 
stipends.— [A cts of Pari., vii., 454 ; Scot. 
Notes and Queries, vii., 53.] 

SAMUEL WALKEE, M.A., above 
1662 mentioned. 

GEOEGE KEITH, M.A.; adm. about 
1675 1675 ; trans, to Old Deer in 1683. 

WILLIAM KEITH, grand-nephew of 
preceding ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen; ord. between 5th 
Aug. and 16th Sept. 1683 ; died before 5th 
May 1709. He marr. and had issue — John ; 
Margaret (marr. Patrick Anderson in Moss- 
side of Kingswells); Elizabeth ; Janet, died 
before 19th Dec. 1723 ; Jean. — [Aberdeen 
Tests.; Aberdeenshire Poll-Booh, i., 339.] 

FRANCIS DAUNEY, called 14th Aug. 
710 1709 ; ord. 10th Jan. 1710 ; trans, to 
Kemnay 4th June 1719. 

JOHN LUMSDEN, ord. 12th July 1721; 
,„„. trans, to Banchory-Devenick 28th 
1721 Feb. 1728. 

JAMES HONYMAN, ord. 26th Sept. 
1728 1728; trans.to Kinneff 29th Aug. 1733. 

JAMES DARLING, called 2nd Jan., 
and ord. 20th March 1734; trans.to 
Kintore 22nd Feb. 1738. 

JAMES COCK, born 1699, son of James 
O, Kintore ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1721); 
called 17th May, pres. by John, Earl of 
Kintore, in June, and ord. 9th Aug. 1738 ; 
died 17th Feb. 1776. He marr. 3rd July 
1739, Barbara Keid, who died 27th April 
1800, aged 80, and had issue— Mary, born 
11th Aug. 1740, died 25th May 1767 ; Ann, 
born 20th April 1742, died at Rathen Manse, 
8th April 1820 ; John, born 28th Feb. 1744, 
died 4th May 1755; James, born 19th 
March 1747, died 26th April 1749 ; Barbara, 
born 27th Aug. 1749, died 20th March 
1751 ; Barbara, born 2nd May 1751, died 
24th April 1764; Patrick, born 29th June 
1753; Alexander, min. of Cruden, born 
10th May 1755; William, min. of Rathen, 
born 1st Nov. 1757 ; Elspet, born 3rd June 
1760, died 18th Feb. 1763. 



173S 



GEORGE SKENE KEITH, M.A.; pres. 
,„__ by Commissioners for George, Earl 
Marischal, 9th May 1776 ; ord. 14th 
May 1778; D.D. (Marischal College, May 
1803); trans, to Tulliallan 18th July 1822 
(c/. Vol. IV., 365). Had other issue— Helen, 
born 13th Jan. 1785, died 10th June 1798 ; 
Ann, born 22nd April 1786, died 3rd May 
1787 ; Jean, born 2nd Dec. 1789, died 22nd 
Aug. 1801; George Skene, born 27th March 
1794, died 11th Sept. 1815— [Aberdeen 
Journal Notes and Queries, iv., 74.] 

JOHN KEITH, born 7th May 1797, son 
1821 of preceding ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (2nd April 
1814) ; licen. by Presb. of Garioch 9th April 
1818; pres. by Anthony Adrian, Earl of 
Kintore ; ord. (assistant and successor) 3rd 
May 1821 ; died 18th Feb. 1867. He marr. 
7th Nov. 1837, Agnes (died 15th May 1906), 
daugh. of Robert Mudie of Balmule, and 
had issue— George Skene, born 3rd Oct. 
1838 ; Susan, born 1st June 1840, died 14th 
Feb. 1861; Helen, born 8th Oct. 1841; 
Robert, M.D., born 22nd April 1843, died 
at Poona, 30th Jan. 1889 ; Alexander, born 
18th Nov. 1845, died 4th Oct. 1868 
Isabella Grant, born 13th Dec. 1847 
Frances Alexandrina, born 30th Nov. 1849 
James, born 25th April 1853, died at Aber- 
deen 24th July 1868. Publication — Account 
of the Parish {New Stat. Ace., xii.). 

JAMES DONALD, born Peterhead, 4th 
._.„ April 1840, son of William D., min. 
of Peterhead ; educated at Peterhead 
School, Grammar School, and King's Col- 
lege, Aberdeen; M.A. (1858); licen. by 
Presb. of Aberdeen May 1862 ; ord. to 
Innellan 19th Sept. 1865 ; trans, and adm. 
4th July 1867; D.D. (Aberdeen, April 1904); 
died at Schoolhouse, Fintray, 10th April 
1925. Marr. (1) 11th Dec. 1872, Isabella 
Christina (died 7th Dec. 1875, aged 32), 
daugh. of Dugald Mackichan, min. of Daviot, 
and had issue — James Neil, Belvidere, 
Alberta, born 18th Sept. 1875 : (2) 3rd Jan. 
1882, Elsie Joanna Gordon (died 19th May 
1886), eldest daugh. of William Ogilvie, min. 
of Fintray, and had issue — William Ogilvie, 
Vancouver, born 12th June 1883; Mary, 
born 1st Jan. 1885 ; Ian Gordon, born 17th 



164 



KEITHHALL— KINKELL 



[PRESB. OF 



May, and died 26th July 1886. Publica- 
tions — Synod Sermon; Articles in Hast- 
ings^ Dictionary and Expository Times. 

ALEXANDEE EAE GRANT, born 
Aberdeen 16th Nov. 1896, son of 
James G. and Maggie S. Rae ; edu- 
cated at Robert Gordon's College and Univ. 
of Aberdeen; M.A. (1920); B.D. (1922); 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen Jan. 1922 ; 
assistant at St Machar's, Ferniegair, and 
St Mungo's, Glasgow ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 20th Nov. 1923. 



KINKELL. 

JAMES CURPJE, reader from 1574 to 
1574 1579. 

1580 ANDREW SPENS, reader in 1580. 

THOMAS LUMSDEN, son of Andrew 
L. in Wester Ellon ; educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen ; parson 
in 1583; in 1587 he had a gift of the 
" Mediciner's Manse," King's College, from 
Gilbert Skene ; rector in 1593 ; died 6th 
May 1613. He marr. Elizabeth Stewart, 
and had issue — Thomas, served heir 21st 
Dec. 1612 ; William. — [Acts and Dec, 
cxxxvi., 309 ; Laing Charters, 1275 ; 
Anderson's King's College, 35 ; Aberdeen 
Sheriff-Court Records, ii., 68.] 



1586 



WILLIAM JOHNSTON, min. in 1586, 
with Kintore also in his charge ; 



still min. in 1597. 



JOHN WALKER, min. in. 1599 ; served 
Kemnay also for two years before 
10th Sept. 1602, but received no 
stipend because it was one of the kirks 
of the benefice of Kinkell ; pres. to the 
parsonage and vicarage of the kirks of 
Kinkell, Skene, Drumblade, Kemnay, Dyce, 
Kintore, and Kinellar, having been there 
many years, "to the great comfort and 
edification of his flock," 10th June 1613 ; 
still min. 28th Jan. 1620, when he granted 
a tack of the teind sheaves of Thainston. — 
{Reg. Mag. Sig., vi., 1017 ; Whitehattgh 
Chartulary.] 



JOHN CHEYNE, educated at Marischal 
1628 College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1616) ; 
adm. 15th Nov. 1628 ; burgess of 
Aberdeen in 1635 ; still min. 17th June 
1643. He marr. (1) Margaret, daugh. of Sir 
John Johnston, Bart., of Caskieben : (2) 
Jean Irvine, and had issue — Elizabeth 
(marr. James Strachan, min. of Oyne) ; 
Mary (marr., cont. 5th July 1670, John 
Udny of Culterallan and Newtyle) ; a daugh. 
(marr. Robert Taylor in Fintray, repre- 
sentative of the family of Taylor of 
Whitemires).— [Banff Sas., 1629, 9th May 
1632; Aberdeen Sheriff-Court Records, ii., 
324; Aberdeen Sas. Sec. Reg., ix., 534; 
Aberdeen Sas., vii. 105, xv. 313.] 

WILLIAM LEITH [or LEITCH], edu- 
le4 y 7 cated at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1624-9; probably assistant; was made 
a prisoner with other ministers who opposed 
the Covenant in June 1640 ; pres. by the 
Presb., and inst. Nov. 1647 ; dep. 7th Dec. 
1649. 

JOHN GELLIE, educated at King's 
1650 College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1637) ; 
adm. to Leslie before 4th Nov. 
1647 ; nominated 19th April, and inst. 
26th May 1650 ; still min. 18th April 1661, 
but apparently deprived shortly thereafter ; 
re-adm. before 1672 ; died 4th Aug. 1683. 
He marr. Maria Jeffray, who died 4th 
Feb. 1705, and had issue— John ; Patrick, 
apprenticed to James Bartlet, merchant, 
Aberdeen, 7th May 1679 ; Magdalen (marr. 
William Murray, min. of Inverurie). — 
[Tombst. ; Scot. Notes and. Queries, xii., 7.] 

JAMES GORDON, had a testimonial 
leei ^ rorD -P res ^- °f Elgin to be adm. to 
Drumblade 12th July 1659; pres. 
by Charles II. 10th June 1661 ; preached 
at the consecration of the bishops in Holy- 
rood House, 7th May 1662 ; died Dec. 
that year. He marr. Agnes Barclay, and 
had issue — Adam, min. of Glasgow.— [Elgin 
Sas., v., 57 ; Row's Diary ; Scot. Notes and 
Queries, vii., 53.] 

1672 JOHN GELLIE, above mentioned. 



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THOMAS WEMYSS of Foynges and 
1683 hoodie, son of David W. of Foodie, 
Fife ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; MA. (25th July 1676); had 
testimonial for licence from Presb. there, 
8th Dec. 1680 ; adm. (probably as assistant) 
before 30th April 1683; deprived in 1695 
for non-jurancy. He marr. 30th April 
1683, Janet Wemyss, and had issue — 
David ; Thomas ; Margaret ; Janet ; Eliza- 
beth. — [Fife Sheriff- Court Deeds, 4th 
May 1697 ; Aberdeenshire Poll-Booh, i., 
348.] 

GEOKGE SKENE, born about 1674, 
leg7 son of Alexander S. in Cocairdie, 
and Jean, daugh. of Patrick Leslie 
of Kincraigie ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen, 1686-90, and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 16th July 1696 ; 
ord. 22nd April 1697; died April 1724. He 
marr. (1) Mary, daugh. of Francis Gordon 
of Craig, who died 1st Aug. 1712, aged 32, 
and had issue — Francis, L.L.D., Professor 
of Civil and Natural History, Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; died 1775 : (2) Mar- 
garet, daugh. of Eobert Skene, rector of 
the Grammar School of Aberdeen, she 
survived him, and had issue — Agnes 
(marr. John Burnett, min. of Cluny) ; 
Mary ; Katherine ; Helen ; John, student 
at Marischal College, 1729-33, librarian of 
that College, 1736-50.— [Aberdeen Tests.; 
Tomsbt. ; Memorials of the Family of 
Skene, 31, 72.] 

JAMES STEACHAN, son of James S., 
17 _, apothecary, Aberdeen ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen,1711-15; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 28th Sept. 
1720; ord. 11th Feb. 1725; died 29th 
Nov. 1761. He marr. 27th April 1737, 
Barbara Strachan, who died 18th July 
1751, and had issue — James, merchant, 
Halifax, Nova Scotia, born 22nd Jan. 1739 ; 
John, born 13th March 1740 ; Isobel, born 
1st March 1741 ; Margaret, born 21st 
March 1742; Jean, born 18th Feb. 1743 
(marr. 1764, James Bayne, excise officer) ; 
Barbara, born 20th Jan. 1744; Alex- 
ander, min. of Strathmartine, born 6th 
Sept. 1747. 



KEMNAY AND CRAIGERN. 

[These parishes were united about 1500. 

Kemnay. — The church of Kemnay was 
dedicated to St Anne. Kemnay was a 
vicarage belonging to the adjoining parson- 
age of Kinkell. The present church was 
built in 1844. 

Craigem. — The church of Craigern was 
dedicated to St Bride.] 

JOHN WALKEE, min. of Kinkell and 
leoo here. 

ALEXANDEE SIBBALD, educated at 
161S King's College ; M.A. (1613) ; adm. 
to Kinneff before 10th June 1611 ; 
trans, and adm. before 1613 ; burgess of 
Aberdeen in 1626. He marr. Bessie Skene, 
and had issue — William ; Margaret (marr. 
David Anderson, burgess of Kintore), served 
heir to her father 28th May 1653.— [Reg. of 
Deeds, cccxix., 320; Aberdeen Sas., viii., 
432 ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 3797 ; Spalding Miscell., 
i., 148.] 

JOHN SEATON, of Schethin, regent in 
le41 Marischal College, Aberdeen ; adm. 
before 18th July 1641 ; named by 
Parliament one of the Visitors of the Univ. 
of Aberdeen 27th March 1647; called to 
Keith Sept. 1648 ; was a member of Com- 
mission of Assembly that year; trans, to 
Foveran 7th Oct. 1649. 

DAVID LEITCH [or LEITH], born 
1650 about 1608, younger son of Andrew 
L., min. of Maryton, and brother of 
John L., the epigrammatist; M.A. (King's 
College, 1624) ; regent and sub-Principal of 
King's College, Aberdeen, 6th Nov. 1632; 
adm. to Ellon before 30th June 1638 ; fled 
to the King with some others on account of 
the Covenant but returned to Aberdeen 2nd 
June 1639,preached a penitential sermonand 
gave obedience to the kirk 21st Sept. 1640. 
In 1644, "being forced to arise betwixt twelve 
and one at night, he did see the sune to 
shine as if it had beene midday, and, there- 
for, much astonished at so fearefull a 



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[PEESB. OF 



prodigie, called up his bedell to sie it also ; 
and least the treuth heirof sould not wine 
[gain] belieff, he caused the bedell to raise 
a number of neighboures from there bedes, 
all which did testifie the same." In 1648 he 
was engaged in paraphrasing "the songs of 
the Old and New Testaments" when the 
Commission of Assembly desired John 
Adamson to revise L.'s " papers of poesie 
and give his opinion," but nothing further 
seems to have been done ; went to England 
as chaplain to the army, became chaplain 
to Charles II., was taken prisoner at 
Worcester and imprisoned; adm. here and 
inst. 15th Jan. 1650 ; is said to have been 
made D.D. in 1653, when he was reported 
to be living "not far from London," and 
to have promised to return to his charge 
before 1st Nov. The parishioners desired 
the parish to be declared vacant. On 16th 
May he is said to be min. of a church " in 
the country, on the roadway, not far from 
London." He never returned to Scotland 
and the date and place of his death are 
not known. He was a correspondent of 
Drummond of Hawthornden, and is said 
by Sir Thomas Urquhart to have been a 
most fluent poet in the Latin tongue, "an 
exquisite philosopher, and a profound 
theologian." He marr. Elspet Gordon, and 
had issue — David, burgess of Aberdeen, 1st 
Oct. 1655 ; Jean ; Elizabeth, who had a 
grant from vacant stipends. Publications 
— Positiones Nonnullce Philosophies (Aber- 
deen, 1633) ; Positiones Nonnullce Logicae 
et Philosophical (Aberdeen, 1634, 1635, 
1636) ; Philosophia Illachrymans (Aber- 
deen, 1637); Theses Philosophies (Aber- 
deen, 1638) [all bibliographically described 
in Aberdeen Quatercentenary Studies, 396- 
401] ; Parerga (Poems in Latin) (London, 
1657); Oratio funebris in obitum Patricii 
Episcopi Aberdonensis et Allegoria (Forbes' 
Funeral Sermons). — [Chambers's Bom. 
Annals, ii. ; P. C. Beg., 3rd ser., i., 553 ; 
Laing's Sale Catalogue, ii., 222 ; Robert- 
son's Biog. Abred., ii., 295, 301, 317; Brit. 
Museum Cat. ; Bid. Nat. Biog. ; Minutes 
of Commissions of Assembly, 306 ; Baillie's 
Letters, iii., 554; Urquhart's Biscovery of 
a Most Exquisite Jewel ; Scot. Notes and 
Queries, Oct. 1888.] 



JAMES WILLOX, educated at Marischal 
1654 College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1637); 
preached at Old Machar 8th Nov. 
1640; said to have been an army chaplain 
and to have been taken prisoner by the 
Turks, who put out his eyes ; ord. and adm. 
19th Sept. 1654; D.D. (before 20th Feb. 
1661) ; in failing health in 1688 ; died 19th 
Feb. 1695. Dissatisfied with a manse built 
for him by the heritors, he erected another 
in 1680, which was long known by the name 
of " Castle Folly." He marr. Anne Lindsay, 
who died 26th Nov. 1708 (she was the 
means of saving valuable papers in 1652 
from the siege of the Castle of Dunnottar 
previous to its surrender), and had issue — 
James, M.A.; George, apprenticed to George 
Willox, merchant, Aberdeen, 20th Feb. 
1679, afterwards burgess of Aberdeen ; 
Alexander ; John ; John ; Isobel ; Eliza- 
beth. — [Bon, a poem, 36 ; Nisbet's Her., ii. ; 
Playfair's Baronet., iii. ; Davidson's Inver- 
urie, 336, 380 ; Statistical Account (1794) ; 
Scot. Notes and Queries, xii., 7]. 

[The parish vacant four years.] 

WILLIAM LESLIE, called 19th April, 
x and ord. 16th July 1699 ; trans, to 

Chapel-of-Garioch 26th Feb. 1707. 

JAMES SHAND, called 14th Nov. 1708 ; 
ord. 29th March 1709; trans, to 



1709 



Kintore 17th Sept. 1718. 



FRANCIS DAUNEY, educated at 
,,-,_ Marischal College, Aberdeen ; licen. 
by Presb. of Garioch 5th May 1709 ; 
ord. to Monkeggie (Keithhall) 10th Jan. 
1710 ; called 12th April, trans, and adm. 4th 
June 1719 ; died 7th Nov 1745. He marr. 
(1) 1st April 1715, Katherine Ross, and had 
issue— Jean (marr. Alexander Reid, min. of 
this parish) ; Francis ; Mary : (2) 28th April 
1725, Joan Orem, of the parish of Inverurie. 

PATRICK SIMSON, M.A. ; pres. by 
1747 the Presb. jure devoluto 19th Aug., 
and ord. 2nd Sept. 1747 ; trans, to 
Inverurie 27th April 1757. 

[ALEXANDER GAULD, born 1732, 
,-„ son of Andrew G., min. of Auchter- 
less ; died 4th Jan. 1758, on the 
eve of his ordination to this parish.] 



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ALEXANDER REID, son of John R. 
17s8 in Nether Sauchen ; educated at 
Marischal College, 1728-32 ; licen. by 
Presb. of Kincardine O'Neil 5th May 1742 ; 
became one of the masters of the Grammar 
School, Aberdeen ; pres. by the Principal 
and masters of the United College, St 
Andrews, in March, and ord. 28th June 
1758; died 23rd Aug. 1775. He marr. 
24th Oct. 1753, Jean, daughter of Francis 
Dauney, min. of this parish (died 2nd March 
1791), and had issue — Katherine, born 10th 
Sept. 1755 ; Jean, born 27th Feb. 1757, died 
at Aberdeen 18th Dec. 1828; John, born 
23rd May, died 28th Aug. 1760. 

PATRICK DAVIDSON, MA. ; pres. 

,„„ by the commissioners for George, 

Earl Marischal, in Jan., and ord. 

19th June 1776; trans, to Rayne 6th May 

1778. 

JOHN SHAND, MA. ; pres. by 

1Wg Anthony Adrian, Earl of Kintore, 

Oct. 1778; ord. 28th April 1779; 

trans, to Chapel -of-Garioch 11th Oct. 1787. 

PATRICK MITCHELL, born 1755, 
.„„_ son of Alexander M. in Craigern, 
Kemnay ; educated at Parish School 
and Marischal College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(Feb. 1774); became schoolmaster of Fin- 
tray ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 15th 
April 1779 ; assistant at Kintore ; pres. 
by Anthony Adrian, Earl of Kintore, in 
March, and ord. 18th June 1788; D.D. 
(Marischal College, 18th Jan. 1802); died 
1st Dec. 1838. He marr. 29th Nov. 1788, 
Agnes Bruce, who died 11th Sept. 1837, 
aged 83, and had issue — Agnes, born 29th 
Nov. 1789, i died 8th Oct. 1867; Alexander, 
M.A., born 4th March 1792, died at sea 
in West Indies, 2nd Jan. 1821 ; Robert, 
M.A., surgeon, born 22nd Aug. 1793, died 
6th Aug. 1859; Patrick, born 31st July 
1795, died at Ballater 22nd Oct. 1848; 
William, born 5th May 1797, died in Canada 
14th May 1868. Publications — On the 
Stability of the Church of Christ, a ser- 
mon (Aberdeen, 1807) ; Presbyterian Letters 
Addressed to Bishop Skinner (London, 1809); 
A Discourse on Luke vii., 11-16 (Aberdeen, 



1814) ; On Evangelical Preaching (Aber- 
deen, 1822) ; Sermons and Communion 
Addresses (Aberdeen, 1841) ; Accounts of 
the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xii., and 
New Stat. Ace, xii.). 

GEORGE PETER, born Inglismaldie, 
1839 Marykirk, 16th Aug. 1814, son of 
John P., farmer, Canterland, St 
Cyrus, and Barbara Barclay, and brother 
of James P., min. of Deer ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1832) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Fordoun 24th Aug. 
1836; assistant at Kettle (to his grand- 
uncle) ; ord. 25th June 1839 ; died unmarr. 
12th Dec. 1897. Publications — Poems and 
Hymns at Various Times (Aberdeen, 1871). 
— [Kemnay Bazaar-Book (portrait) Aber- 
deen, 1896 ; Reid's Bards of Angus and 
Mearns, 554.] 

ALEXANDER HOOD SMITH, M.A., 
1893 B.D. i 0T d- (assistant and successor) 
3rd May 1893; trans, to New 
Machar 13th July 1904. 

PETER GEORGE SMITH, M.A., B.D.; 
1904 ord. 11th Nov. 1904; trans, to 
Kippen 20th Nov. 1908. 

ANDREW DOWNIE, born Galashiels, 
lgog 25th Oct. 1882, only son of Henry 
D., Alloa, and Alison Sinclair ; edu- 
cated at Dollar Academy and Univ. of 
Edinburgh; M.A. (1903); licen. by Presb. 
of Stirling in 1907 ; assistant at Larbert 
and Dunipace ; ord. 12th March 1909 ; 
died unmarr. 21st Dec. 1923. 



1924 



ROBERT KELTIE, born Dunfermline, 
7th Oct. 1884, son of Robert K. and 
Isabella White ; educated at Dun- 
fermline High School and Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (1912); licen. by Presb. 
of Dunfermline 17th May 1916 ; assistant 
at St Mary's, Edinburgh ; ord. to Tunder- 
garth 6th May 1919 ; trans, and adm. 
16th May 1924. Marr. 20th Feb. 1915, 
Mary Lilian (B.Litt., Durham), daugh. of 
William Hewetson and Isabella Smith, and 
has issue — Lucy Isabella, born 17th July 
1917 ; Robert, born 12th Oct. 1920. 



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[PEESB. OF 



KINTORE. 

[The church of Kintore was dedicated to 
St Mary. Kintore was a vicarage belonging 
to the neighbouring parsonage of Kinkell. 
In 1702 the parish of Kintore was trans- 
ferred from the Presb. of Aberdeen to that 
of Garioch. A fair of St Jerome was held 
at Kintore and a Marymas fair also.] 

JOHN WYLLIE, sometime exhorter, 
then a min., and deposed to reader ; 
exhorter before 1567, with Kinellar 
and Skene in his charge. 

1667 JOHN CHALMEKS, reader in 1567. 

JOHN LESLIE, reader from 1574 to 
1574 1591. 



1567 



1593 



WILLIAM FOEBES, min. in 1593; 
dem. before 27th June 1600, because 
he had no "leaving at this kirk, 
and therefore he left his flock here without 
consent of the kirk " ; adm. to Leslie that 
year. 

AECHIBALD RAIT, adm. (in King's 
1600 College, Aberdeen) 13th Oct. 1600 ; 
burgess of Aberdeen in 1620 ; died 
before Feb. 1635. He marr. Janet, daugh. 
of Peter Blackburn, Bishop of Aberdeen 
(she survived him, and marr. (2) Bobert 
Anderson in Kintore), and had issue — 
William ; Robert, student at Marischal 
College, 1628-32. — \Inq. Ret. Gen., 2194, 
2223; Acts and Dec, ccccxci., 153; Aber- 
deen Sheriff-Court Records, ii., 408 ; Aber- 
deen Sas., v., 95, 110.] 

ALEXANDEE LUNAN, M.A., regent 
162 „ in King's College, Aberdeen, 1618, 
and previously Humanist there; pres. 
to Monymusk 2nd Oct. 1625 ; trans, and adm. 
in 1628. John Forbes of Corse wrote his 
Irenicum (1629) [whose purpose was to allay 
the strife caused by the Perth Articles] in 
response to a request for advice on eight 
"Aporise" or problems submitted by Lunan. 
Forbes wrote a short reply to L. which so 
set his mind at rest that he circulated to 
his brethren in the Presb. a letter urging 
them to be equally persuaded. He marr. 
1632, Jean, eldest daugh. of Sir William 



1640 



1649 



Forbes of Monymusk, first baronet, and 
Elizabeth Wishart of Pitarrow, and had 
issue — William, in Abersnithack and Kirk- 
ton of Monymusk, born 1633, served heir 
2nd June 1665 ; Anna (marr. John Forbes 
in Tombeg). — [Lumsden's House of Forbes, 
15 ; Douglas's Baronage, 40 ; Inq. Ret. 
Gen., 4903 ; Macpherson's Monymusk, 244 ; 
Selwyn's The First Book of the Irenicum of 
John Forbes of Corse (1923), 31 et seq., 66-9 
(where Lunan's " Problems " are printed).] 

JOHN CHEYNE, educated at Marischal 
College, 1634-8 ; was taken prisoner 
with four other mins., opponents of 
the Covenant, June 1640. James, Marquess 
of Montrose, stayed in his house, 12th 
March 1645. He marr. and had issue — 
Bobert. 

ANDEEW STEACHAN, educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1618); adm. to Tullynessle before 
1633 ; was a member of Assembly 21st 
Nov. 1638, also of that of 12th Aug. 1639 ; 
was named by Parliament, 27th March 
1647 and 31st July 1649, one of the Visitors 
of the Univ. of Aberdeen ; trans, and adm. 
before 31st July 1649; died between 29th 
July and 19th Aug. 1679. He marr., and 
had issue — James, min. of Oyne. 

WILLIAM GOEDON, M.A. (King's 
1680 College, Aberdeen. 1651); licen. by 
Presb. of Garioch 5th June 1656 ; 
became schoolmaster of Monymusk 23rd 
Aug. 1657 ; app. assistant at Bourtie 21st 
April 1658 ; trans, to St Cuthbert's, Edin- 
burgh, 16th April 1665 ; trans, and adm. 
between 4th Feb. and 16th March 1680; 
deprived in 1695 for non-jurancy ; died 
July 1697. He marr. Janet Keith, who 
died June 1708, and had issue — William, 
magistrate of Aberdeen ; Alexander ; 
James ; Catherine (marr. Eobert Keith, 
min. of Ballantrae) ; Anna. — [G. R. 
Homings, 15th July 1687; Orem's Old 
Aberdeen; Aberdeenshire Poll -Book, i., 
359; Davidson's Inverurie, 311, 326.] 

WILLIAM THOMSON, M.A. 

16g w (Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1654) ; 

schoolmaster of Eayne 13th Oct. 

1667 ; coll. 6th' Sept., and inst. to Auchin- 



gakioch] 



KINTORE 



169 



doir 22nd Oct. 1671 ; received into com- 
munion by General Assembly's Committee 
for Visiting the North 5th July 1694; 
trans, and adm. 21st April 1697 ; still min. 
1st Oct. 1717. 



1718 



JAMES SHAND, born 1673, son of 
John S., min. of Premnay ; educated 
at King's College, Aberdeen ; MA. 
(21st June 1694) ; licen. by Presb. of Alford 
8th Jan. 1707 ; ord. to Kemnay 29th March 
1709; trans, and adm. April 1718; died 
between 25th Sept. and 2nd Oct. 1726. 
He marr. Barbara Leith (who died 1st 
Sept. 1756), and had issue — George, Provost 
of Aberdeen (1764-5), bapt. 27th Sept. 1711, 
died 14th July 1792; Andrew, bapt. 4th 
Nov. 1712; Margaret, bapt. 17th Nov. 
1713; Thomas. 



1727 



GEOEGE MOIE, bapt. 12th May 1679, 
third son of Andrew M. of Overhill 
and Oldmill and Agnes Montgomery; 
educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1693-7; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 31st 
Oct. 1705 ; ord. to Towie 20th July 1709 ; 
called 19th April, trans, and adm. 18th Oct. 
1727 ; died 9th April 1737. He marr. 13th 
Jan. 1719, Jean, third daugh. of Sir William 
Forbes of Monymusk, fourth baronet, and 
Lady Jean Keith, and had issue — William, 
born 1726, min. of Fyvie; George, died 
young ; Agnes (marr. Alexander Eose, son 
of Lethenty), died 1809; Jean, born 1730 
(marr. 1751, James Jopp of Cotton, Provost 
of Aberdeen), died 18th March 1782. — 
[Aberdeen Tests.'; Houses of Moir and 
Byres, 12.] 



1738 



JAMES DAELING, son of Eobert D., 
min. of Ewes ; educated at Marischal 
College, 1722-6; ord. to Keithhall 

20th March 1734 ; called 23rd Nov. 1737 ; 

trans, and adm. 22nd Feb. 1738 ; died 29th 

March 1742.— [Aberdeen Tests.] 

ALEXANDEE GOEDON, born 1719, 
1742 son °^ ^ eor S e Gf- {primus), Professor 
of Oriental Languages in King's 
College, Aberdeen ; educated there ; M.A. 
(27th March 1735) ; licen. by Presb. there ; 
called 9th June, and ord. 30th Sept. 1742 ; 
died 27th May 1766. Publication — 4 



1767 



Sermon preached at the Assizes, Aberdeen 
(Edinburgh, 1750). 

GEOEGE ADAM, born 1730 ; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1747-51 ; licen. by Presb. of Turriff 
16th Aug. 1758; ord. to Udny 28th March 
1764 ; pres. by the commissioners for 
George, Earl Marischal, Aug. 1766; trans. 
and adm. 10th June 1767 ; died 19th Nov. 
1798. He marr. 28th March 1779, Elizabeth 
Pratt, who died 1st Jan. 1822, aged 78, 
and had issue — George, born 14th Jan. 
1788. Publication — Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xiii. — [Tombst.] 

JOHN SHAND, born 7th Nov. 1754, 
.„„„ son of John S., Old Eayne, and 
Mary Stewart; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1771) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Deer 26th Nov. 1777; ord. to 
Kemnay 28th April 1779 ; trans, to Chapel- 
of - Garioch 11th Oct. 1787; pres. by 
Anthony Adrian, Earl of Kintore, in April, 
trans, and adm. 3rd Oct. 1799; died 11th 
Jan. 1833. He marr. 27th April 1784, 
Margaret (died 27th Feb. 1833), daugh. of 
Francis Dauney, min. of Banchory-Ternan, 
and had issue — John, chief officer of 
Marchioness of Wellesley, born 8th April 
1785, died at Dinapore, Bengal, 31st March 
1813; Francis, advocate, Aberdeen, born 
2nd Aug. 1786, died in Jamaica, 10th 
March 1827; Margaret, born 15th March 
1788, died 22nd Dec. 1789; William, born 
13th Jan. 1790, died 12th May 1804 ; Mary, 
born 15th July 1791, died 12th Feb. 1881 ; 
Elizabeth, born 4th July 1793, died 16th 
Jan. 1817 ; Alexander, clothier, Aberdeen, 
born 6th Aug. 1795, died 16th May 1837 
[father of the Et. Hon. Alexander Burns 
Shand, LL.D., D.C.L., created Baron Shand 
of Woodhouse, a Lord of Appeal] ; Anthony, 
born 1st July 1797, died 20th June 1802; 
Eobert, advocate, Aberdeen, born 21st Feb. 
1801, died 20th April 1862 ; Margaret, born 
28th Dec. 1802, died 21st May 1896; 
Christina Keith, born 4th April 1807 (marr. 
28th Nov. 1843, Alexander Anderson, Bal- 
nacraig), died 17th June 1894. Publication 
— Account of Chapel-of-Garioch (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, xi.) — [Aberdeen Journal Notes 
and Queries, ii., 287 ; Tombst.] 



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[PKESB. OF 



EOBEET SIMPSON, born Brechin, 

1833 1 ^ 1 ' son °^ ^ alIles S.i ^ nen manu- 
facturer, and Isabel Crow ; educated 

at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1815) ; 
became assistant at East and West Parishes, 
Aberdeen ; headmaster, Gordon's Hospital ; 
app. assistant to Professor of Oriental 
Languages [James Kidd, D.D.] in Univ. 
of Aberdeen 6th March 1832; pres. by 
Anthony Adrian, Earl of Kintore, in May, 
and ord. 18th Sept. 1833. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843; min. of Free Church, 
Kintore, 1843-70; D.D. (King's College, 
8th Nov. 1856) ; died 29th June 1870. He 
marr. 28th Nov. 1833, Harriet Mary (died 9th 
Feb. 1886, aged 72), niece of Eobert James 
Brown, D.D., Professor of Greek, Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, and had issue — Ann 
Elizabeth, born 20th Oct. 1834 (marr. James 
Smith Candlish, D.D.), died 9th May 1904 ; 
James Bobert, born 1st Nov. 1835, died 
13th May 1851; William Lawrence, solicitor, 
Dunedin, N.Z., born 22nd July 1837; 
Isabella, born 29th Aug. 1838; Bobert 
James Brown, colonel, Indian Staff Corps, 
born 20th Feb. 1840, died 12th Feb. 1919 ; 
John, surgeon-major, born 7th Jan. 1842, 
died 13th Aug. 1880 ; George Gilbert, born 
17th Sept. 1844, died at Perth, West 
Australia, 13th June 1896; Archibald 
Foote, banker, born 14th Sept. 1846 ; 
Harry Brown, commander, India Marine 
Service, born 9th Nov. 1848 ; Harriet Mary, 
born 4th April 1850 ; David Carnegie, C.E., 
Sydney, N.S.W., born 18th Sept. 1851; 
Jane Mary Anne, born 20th March 1853. 
Publications — The Nativity, Crucifixion, 
and Ascension of Our Lord; The Early 
Progress of Christianity [Murray Lectures] 
(Aberdeen, 1832-3); A Pastoral Memorial 
of the Year 1837 (Aberdeen, 1838) ; Intro- 
duction to [Patrick} Mitchell's Sermons 
and Communion Addresses (Aberdeen, 
1841) ; Account of the Parish {New Stat. 
Ace, xii.). — [Davidson's Old Aberdeenshire 
Ministers, 45.] 



1843 



WILLIAM BOSS, born 23rd Sept. 1808, 
son of the Bev. Alexander K., school- 
master, Balmaghie, and Agnes, 
daugh. of William Neilson of Springfield, 
Castle - Douglas ; educated at Balmaghie 



School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh in 1840 ; became tutor 
to Earl of Caithness ; ord. 27th Sept. 1843 ; 
died 28th Jan. 1873. He marr. 11th April 
1848, Isabella (born Feb. 1816, died 22nd 
May 1888), daugh. of Duncan Mearns of 
Disblair, D.D., Professor of Divinity, King's 
College, and had issue — Duncan Mearns, 
min. of Glass, born 22nd July 1852 ; Agnes 
Neilson (twin), born 22nd July 1852 
(marr. Commander Harry Brown Simpson) ; 
Isabella Margaret, born 27th April 1855, 
died 29th Sept. 1922 ; Eliza Mearns, born 
18th Feb. 1857, died 6th Jan. 1862; Jane 
Anne, born 13th May 1859; Alexander 
William, born 3rd Jan. 1861, died 4th Feb. 
1862. — [Aberdeenshire Inscriptions, 197.] 

JOHN CBAIG SMITH, born Wester 
1 „ Bora, Longside, 19th June 1832, son 
of Alexander Smith, overseer ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1857) ; 
became schoolmaster at Edinkillie, Tough, 
1858, and Tarves; ord. 16th July 1873; 
died unmarr. 1st June 1896. 

THOMAS OGILVY DUNCAN, M.A. ; 
1896 ord. 27th Oct. 1896 ; trans, to Whit- 
burn 10th March 1910. 



JOHN MACLAGAN, M.A.; ord. 5th 
Aug. 1910; trans, to Merrylea 16th 



1910 



Dec. 1919. 



JOHN FBASEB, born Beachans, 
lg20 Dunphail, 25th Feb. 1891; son of 
Alexander F. and Mary Bobertson ; 
educated at Dunphail School, Bobert 
Gordon's College, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1914); B.D. (1919); licen. by the 
Presb. of Forres May 1919 ; assistant at 
Bubislaw; oid. 28th April 1920. Marr. 
2nd June 1921, Edith, daugh. of John 
Boss and Isabella Green. 

LESLIE. 

[The church of Leslie belonged to the 
Abbey of Lindores.] 

JOHN STBACHAN, reader from 1574 
1574 to 1579. 

1580 WALTER, INNES, reader in 1580. 



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171 



WALTER LESLIE, reader from 1588 
1588 to 1591. 

WILLIAM FORBES, min. of Kintore 

1600 * n 15 ^ 3 ' removed here before 27th 

June 1600 ; pres. to the vicarage by 

James VI. 16th Feb. 1602; still min. in 

1608. 

ANDREW LOGIE, min. 12th Nov. 1619; 
1619 trans, to Premnay in 1622. 

JAMES DOUGLAS, min. in 1628 and 
1628 1637. He marr. Christian Leslie, 
widow of Patrick Hill in Fiddler- 
seat. — [Aberdeen Homings, 6th Aug. 1628.] 

JOHN MIDDLETON, M.A., min. about 
1640 1640; trans, to Rayne after 17th Oct. 
1643. 

DUNCAN FORBES, MA. ; adm. before 
1645 1 ^ 45 > trans, to Pitsligo before Oct. 
1647. 

JOHN GELLIE, M.A.; adm. before 
1647 4th Nov. 1647; trans, to Kinkell 
26th May 1650. 

ALEXANDER SWAN, M.A.; ord. 15th 
1655 Nov. 1655 ; trans, to Pitsligo 26th 
May 1665. 

JOHN BARCLAY, min. in 1668. He 
1668 marr -> 29tn Oct. 1668, a daugh. of 
George Mylne, min. of Premnay. 

ALEXANDER MOUAT, born 1644; 
1674 educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; MA. (1665); adm. before 
24th April 1674, having been settled con- 
trary to the wishes of John Leslie, the 
patron ; refused to take the Test ; deprived 
in 1681 ; retired to Foveran ; died 28th 
Oct. 1735. He marr. Jean Dalgarno, who 
died 21st July 1736, aged 85, and had 
issue — Patrick, student at Marischal 
College, 1694-8; Helen (marr. Nathaniel 
Craig, factor at Pitsligo). — [Aberdeen Tests.; 
Tombst.] 

WILLIAM WATSON, born Moray; 
1683 educated a * King' 3 College, Aber- 
deen; M.A. (26th April 1669) ; adm. 
before 8th April 1683 ; died between 14th 



Aug. and 27th Dec. 1699. He presented 
two silver chalices to the parish and left 
2000 merks, the annual rent of which was 
to be applied in maintaining two bursars 
of divinity and philosophy at King's Col- 
lege. He marr. Mary Ramsay, who died 
March 1713. — [Brechin Tests.; Aberdeen- 
shire Poll-Book, i., 232 ; Collect. Aberdeen 
and Banff', i., 545.] 

WILLIAM FORBES, MA. ; called 23rd 
1701 Feb., and ord. 30th April 1701 ; 
trans, to Tarves 12th June 1706. 

WILLIAM THAIN, called by the Presb. 
1707 J ure d ev °l u t° 18th June, and ord. 
30th Dec. 1707 ; trans, to Auchin- 
doir 25th June 1719. 

ROBERT ABERCROMBIE, born Feb. 
1720 1694, son of Robert A., merchant, 
and bailie of Aberdeen, and Agnes 
Blair ; educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen; M.A. (1712); licen. by Presb. of 
Aberdeen 2nd March 1720; ord. 24th 
Aug. same year ; petitioned the General 
Assembly in 1731 for pecuniary aid to 
assist in defraying the expense of a criminal 
action on account of personal assault. On 
the evening of 16th Oct. 1746, his house 
was invaded by a party of armed men, 
who demanded £100 sterling, and not 
receiving same they carried off his watch, 
seven guineas, and much clothing. He died 
10th July 1751. He marr. 31st Oct. 1723, 
Margaret (died 19th Sept. 1751), daugh. 
of Alexander Toasch, min. of Tarland, 
and had issue — Alexander, M.D., Aber- 
deen, died 30th July 1753 ; Robert, born 
18th Jan. 1728 ; John, stocking merchant, 
and Provost of Aberdeen, born 31st July 
1729 ; Margaret, born 7th May 1731 ; 
Agnes, born 20th Jan. 1735; Isabel, born 
7th Aug. 1736 (marr. June 1761, John Cop- 
land, merchant, Aberdeen) ; James, born 
26th Dec. 1737, died Jan. 1759; George, 
born 7th Jan. 1739; William, born 1st June 
1741 ; Mary, born 7th Aug. 1744 (marr. 
George Adam, merchant, Aberdeen) ; Eliza- 
beth, born 16th Nov. 1745 (marr. James 
Hay, min. of Elgin). — [Scot. Notes and 
Queries, iii., 134.] 



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[PRESB. OF 



ALEXANDER STEWAKT, bom 1717, 
17B „ son of John S., Aberdeen ; licen. by 
Presb. of Strathbogie ; ord. to Grange 
12th March 1741 ; pres. by John Leith of 
Leithhall with consent of his curators in 
Jan., trans, and adm. 3rd June 1752 ; died 
at Keith 21st March 1801. He marr. 
Eachel Fairbaim, who died s.p. 30th May 
1756. 

JOHN HARPER, M.A.; called 2nd May, 
-„_, and ord. (assistant and successor) 
5th Sept. 1781 ; trans, to Kildrummy 
17th Sept. 1795. 

DAVID DUNBAR, born 1749, son 
17ge of James D., Tullynessle ; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1766-70; licen. by Presb. of Alford 14th 
May 1779 ; ord. assistant at Laurencekirk 
9th May 1794; called 13th Dec. 1795; 
adm. (assistant and successor) 24th Feb. 
1796; died 20th Feb. 1830. He possessed 
considerable poetic talent. He marr. 20th 
Dec. 1798, Dorothea Wilson, who died s.p. 
18th Oct. 1823, aged 72. 



1830 



JAMES PETER, born 1805; educated 
at King's College, Aberdeen ; MA. 
(March 1824) ; app. schoolmaster 
at Culsalmond in 1827 ; licen. by Presb. 
of Garioch 30th Dec. 1829 ; pres. by 
General Alexander Hay of Rannes in 
April, and ord. 24th Nov. 1830; died 2nd 
May 1870. He marr. 13th June 1842, Jane 
(died 29th Dec. 1897), daugh. of Peter 
Nicol, Old Aberdeen, and had issue — 
Anna Isabella, born 16th Feb. 1844 (marr. 
20th Feb. 1878, Francis Renshaw) ; James, 
born 19th May 1846; Frances, born 23rd 
Feb. 1848 (marr. 30th Jan. 1872, George 
Cowie, assistant inspector, Union Bank of 
Australia) ; George William, born 21st 
March 1854. Publication — Account of the 
Parish — {New Stat. Ace, xii.). 

JAMES BEATTIE FORBES, 
born 13th April 1838, son of Patrick 
F., min. of Old Machar ; educated 

at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1858) ; 

ord. 15th Sept. 1870; drowned 29th Oct. 

1884. 



JOHN RUSSELL, born Rathven, 1827, 
son of John R., contractor, and 

18*76 • 

Elizabeth Gordon ; educated at Elgin 
Academy and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(March 1853) ; was for twenty years school- 
master of Fordyce ; ord. to Whalsay 10th 
April 1873 ; trans, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 17th May 1876; died 2nd May 
1895. He marr. 9th Aug. 1864, Margaret 
(died 12th Oct. 1890), daugh. of Alexander 
Davidson, banker, and had issue — John 
Alexander, born 1st Jan. 1866, died at 
Auckland, New Zealand, 15th Feb. 1897 ; 
Isabella Margaret, deaconess, Church of 
Scotland, born 18th March 1867 ; Jean, 
born 13th March 1870 (marr. Alexander 
Black, min. of Blackhill) ; Eliza, nurse, 
born 17th March 1871 ; Georgina Cecilia, 
born 10th March 1876 (marr. 13th Aug. 
1918, James Rae Murdoch, min. of Sand- 
wick, Orkney. Publication — Three Years 
in Shetland (Paisley, 1887). 



1895 



ALFRED WILLIAM ANDERSON, 
M.A., B.D.; ord. 28th Aug. 1895; 
trans, to Craiglockhart 18th May 



1908 



1903. 

WILLIAM CRUICKSHANK, M.A., 
19og B.D. ; ord. 18th Aug. 1903; trans, 
to Kinneff 11th March 1908. 

JAMES GARROW BERRY, born 
Boroughbridge, Yorkshire, 25th May 
1880, son of William B. and Char- 
lotte Glas Grindlay ; educated at Stirling 
High School and Univs. of St Andrews, 
M.A. (1902), and Edinburgh, B.D. (1905) 
licen. by Presb. of Stirling April 1905 
assistant at Tolbooth Parish, Edinburgh 
ord. 15th July 1908 ; trans, to Colvend 2nd 
Aug. 1917. Marr. 9th June 1914, Agnes 
Mitchell, eldest daugh. of William Hender- 
son of Auchinblae, and has issue — Edmund 
Grindlay, born 12th March 1915; Elise 
Malcolm, born 30th Jan. 1917. Publication 
— The Booh of Leslie (Aberdeen, 1913). 



DONALD MACGILVRAY BEATON, 
born Glasgow, 14th March 1871, son 
of John B. and Marion Douglas ; 
educated at Allan Glen's School, High 



1917 



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173 



School, and Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1897), 
B.D. (1903); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 
1903; assistant at Shettleston and Both- 
well ; missionary at Karnes, Muirkirk, and 
Drumclog ; assistant at St George's-in-the- 
Fields, Glasgow; ord. 6th Dec. 1917 ; trans, 
to Tannadice 24th Sept. 1925. Marr. 7th 
July 1920, Janette, daugh. of George 
Lawson Simpson and Janet M'Intosh 
Cameron. 

JOHN DALGLISH CARMICHAEL, 
born Devonport, 29th April 1866, son 
of William C, gunnery instructor 
R.N., and Mary Logan ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 
1895 ; ord. to Nesting 7th Aug. 1901 ; trans. 
to Delting 10th Oct. 1907 ; trans, to Kinin- 
month 21st March 1912 ; trans, to Portsoy 
26th Sept. 1917 ; trans, and adm. 19th Feb. 
1926. Marr. 26th Sept. 1901, Isa Watson 
Stewart, daugh. of Henry Bayne, clothing 
contractor, Glasgow, and has issue — John 
Harald, born 21st June 1908; Norman 
Bayne, born 9th Feb. 1911. 



MELDRUM, of old BETHELNIE. 

[The church of Bethelnie was dedicated 
to St Neachtan. It belonged to the Abbey 
of Arbroath. In 1684 the church was 
transferred from Bethelnie to Meldrum. 
A fair of St Neachtan was held in the 
parish at Cowie. Within the bounds there 
were Wells of Our Lady and St Neachtan.] 

1567 THOMAS MILL, reader in 1567. 

ALEXANDER GARIOCH, reader, Nov. 
1570 1570. 

STEPHEN MASON, min. of Insch, 
Culsalmond, and Logie-Durno in 
1567 ; trans, in 1574, with Bourtie, 
Rayne, and Belhelvie also in his charge. 
In 1585 Fyvie and Tarves were substituted 
for these three parishes; in 1595 Bourtie 
was alone conjoined till 1601 ; trans, to 
Slains before 2nd Feb. 1614. 

JOHN LOGIE of Boddam, trans, from 
Insch and adm. after 14th April 
1613 1613 . trans, to Rathven before 3rd 
April 1629. 



WILLIAM WEDDERBURN, adm. 
before 1st Nov. 1633 ; pres. by 
1633 Charles I. 22nd June 1636; dep. 
for immoral conduct April 1642 ; reponed 
by the General Assembly Aug. 1643. He 
apparently again came under Church 
censure, for the Presb., 2nd Nov. 1648,recom- 
mended that he should be allowed to preach. 
Was afterwards min. of Strathdon. 

GEORGE LEITH, regent in King's 
College, Aberdeen ; adm. to Cul- 
salmond before 17th June 1635; pres. 
by George Seton of Meldrum 17th Feb. 
1643 ; was named by Parliament one of 
the Visitors of the Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
still min. 17th April 1660. He marr. Jean 
Mitchell, and had issue — Barbara (marr., 
cont. 12th May 1657, William, son of 
William Lindsay at Mylne of Towie) ; 
George. — \JReg. of Deeds, Dal., xxiii. 271 ; 
22nd July 1663 ; Beg. of Deeds, Mack., 9th 
Feb. 1669 ; G. B. Sas., xlv., 360 ; Aberdeen 
Homings, 1., 91.] 



1664 



WILLIAM URQUHART, educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1652) ; adm. before 7th June 1664 ; 

died 1697, aged about 65. — [Aberdeenshire 

Poll-Booh, I, 326.] 

JOHN MULLIGINE, called by the 
Presb. jure devoluto in March, and 
adm. 6th July 1698 ; trans, to 
Methlick 27th June 1704. 



1698 



1706 



HENRY LIKLY, born 1665, probably 
son of Henry L., Mill of Methlick; 
became schoolmaster of Methlick in 
1696 ; licen. by Presb. of Dunbar 27th Jan. 
1703 ; called 12th May, and ord. 5th Sept. 
1706 ; died 9th July 1760. He marr. 9th 
Feb. 1714, Janet (died 3rd Sept. 1772), 
daugh. of James Milne of Blairton, and 
had issue — John, min. of this parish ; 
James, merchant, Old Meldrum, died 18th 
May 1800; Henry; William, born 18th 
June 1731. — [Scot. Notes and Queries, ii., 
183.] 

JOHN LIKLY, born 1717, son of pre- 
ceding; educated at Marischal Col- 
lege, Aberdeen, 1731-5 ; licen. by the 
Presb. 18th June 1740; called 14th Jan., 



174 



MELDRUM 



[PRESB. OF 



and ord. (assistant and successor) 1st April 
1741 ; died 6th June 1783. He marr. 27th 
Feb. 1755, Barbara (died 22nd April 1792), 
daugh. of William Wight, merchant, Aber- 
deen, and had issue — James, died young ; 
Barbara Janet, born 14th July 1757 ; 
Margaret, born 10th April 1759 ; James, 
min. of this parish, born 13th July 1760. 



THOMAS TAIT, M.A. ; trans, from 
Auchindoir ; pres. by Urquhart of 
Meldrum Dec. 1783; adm. 15th July 
1784 ; trans, to Ellon 5th July 1798. 



1784 



JAMES RAINY, born 1764, son of 
James R., Turriff; educated at 
1799 Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1780-7 ; 
licen. by Presb. of Tain 30th Nov. 1791 ; 
ord. missionary at Newbyth 13th May 
1793; adm. there 7th May 1794; pres. 
by James Urquhart of Meldrum Nov. 
1798; adm. here 1st May 1799; died 
1st May 1800. He marr. 12th Sept. 1797, 
Mary, eldest daugh. of John Turner of 
Turnerhall ; she survived him, and marr. 
(2) Robert Arthur, min. of Resolis. — 
[Tombst.] 

JAMES LIKLY, born 13th July 1760, 
son of John L., min. of this parish; 
licen. by Presb. of Garioch 8th May 
1782; ord. by it 13th Oct. 1789; adm. to 
Campvere, Holland, 25th April 1790, from 
which he was obliged to retire with many 
of his congregation on the invasion of the 
French, and the charge was abolished by 
the Batavian Republic ; pres. by James 
Urquhart of Meldrum Oct. 1800 ; adm. 
18th March 1801 ; died unmarr. 8th Dec. 
1816. — [Tombst.; Steven's Scot. Church, 
Rotterdam, 294; The Scottish Staple at 
Veere, 327, 336.] 



1817 



GEORGE GARIOCH, born 1793, son of 
James G. of Gariochsfield, surgeon, 
Old Meldrum; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (29th March 
1811) ; licen. by Presb. of Garioch 10th 
May 1815 ; pres. by James Urquhart of 
Meldrum in March, and ord. 29th Oct. 
1817. Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; 
min. of Free Church, Meldrum, 1843-72 ; 
died 12th May 1872. He marr. 16th 



Sept. 1823, Margaret (died s.p. 26th Sept. 
1858), youngest daugh. of James Wilson 
of Auchaber. Publications — Sermons on 
Various Subjects of Christian Doctrine 
and Practice (Edinburgh, 1831) ; On the 
Association of Ideas, a poem in blank verse 
(Edinburgh, 1839); Sermon LXXXIV. 
(Free Church Pulpit) ; Account of the 
Parish (New Stat. Ace, xii). 

JAMES JEFFREY, educated at King's 
1843 College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (April 
1830); ord. 14th Sept. 1843; died 
24th March 1853. He marr. 26th Aug. 
1845, Christina Jane (died 4th April 1857), 
eldest daugh. of Captain Smith, Old 
Aberdeen. 

JAMES CRUICKSHANK EASTON, 
1852 k° rn 19th Oct. 1822, son of Thomas 
E., D.D., min. of Kirriemuir; ord. to 
South Parish, Kirriemuir, 14th May 1846 ; 
trans, and adm. (assistant and successor) 
4th Sept. 1852; died 24th Oct. 1876. He 
marr. 24th Aug. 1853, Marion Montgomery 
(perished in Tay Bridge disaster, 28th Dec. 
1879), daugh. of James Louden, min. of 
Inverarity, and had issue — Thomas George, 
born 12th, and died 20th June 1854; May 
Margaret, born 26th Aug. 1855 ; George 
Thomas, born 25th Jan. 1858 ; James 
Robert, born 5th Jan. 1860 ; John Louden, 
born 18th Dec. 1862 ; Harry Montgomery, 
W.S., born 31st Aug. 1867. 

JOHN WATSON LEITH, born 1822, 
-_,— son of George L., shoemaker, and 
Elizabeth Cumming ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1866), B.D. 
(1869); assistant at Falkirk; ord. 9th 
May 1877 ; died 29th April 1895. He marr. 

3rd Sept. 1890, Margaret, daugh. of S 

Simpson, Woodford, Methlick, and had 
issue — Douglas Meldrum Watson, M.C., 
lieut. Gordon Highlanders, born 10th Feb. 
1892, died 21st March 1918 ; George Seton 
Simpson, born 21st July 1893. 

MARSHALL BUCHANAN LANG, 
1895 M.A., B.D.; ord. 18th Sept. 1895; 
trans, to St John's, Dundee, 9th 
March 1909. 



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1915 



JOHN AEBUCKLE SWAN, M.A., 
lg09 B.D. ; ord. 23rd July 1909 j trans, 
to St David's, Glasgow, 13th April 
1915. He had issue (cf. Vol. III., 441)— 
John Herbert St David, born 7th March 
1922. 

GEORGE SCOTT, born Glasgow, 3rd 
Dee. 1887, son of George S. and 
Christina Cross Wylie ; educated 
at High School and Univ. of Glasgow; 
M.A. (1908); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
May 1911 ; assistant at Kelvinhaugh and 
St George's, Glasgow ; ord. 18th Aug. 
1915; served as sub-lieut. R.N.V.R., in 
Great War ; dem. on appointment to Moss- 
park Mission, Paisley, 30th Sept. 1923. 

JOHN CHRISTOPHER NESBITT, 
born Leicester, 23rd May 1892, son 
of John Christopher N. and Marion 

Montgomery; educated at Ripon Grammar 

School, Leeds Higher School, and Univs. 

of Leeds, B.A. (1914), and Glasgow ; licen. 

by Presb. of Glasgow July 1920; ord. 

assistant at Barony, Glasgow, 19th Nov. 

1922 ; adm. 11th Jan. 1924. 



MONYMUSK. 

[The church of Monymusk was dedicated 
to St Mary. It belonged to the Priory of 
Monymusk, which was in the parish. This 
monastic site was occupied from very early 
times by an ancient Celtic Abbey. In 
1179 it was converted into the Augustinian 
Priory of Monymusk. There is still in the 
fabric of the church some early Norman 
building. There was within the bounds 
a chapel of St Finan. A fair was held 
at Monymusk on Our Lady Day in 
Harvest.] 

JAMES MURRAY, min. in 1567, with 
__ „ Kinairney also in his charge ; pres. 
to the parsonage and vicarage by 
James VI. 18th Jan. 1573, but does not 
appear to have got possession ; continued 
as reader from 1574 to 1589. 

[JOHN FORBES of Camphill, son of 
Duncan F. of Monymusk ; pres. to the 
vicarage by James VI. 23rd Feb. 1572, 
but not adm.] 



JAMES JOHNSTON, born 1539 ; min. 
1574 in 1574, with Cluny also in charge ; 
pres. to the parsonage and vicarage 
by James VI. 10th July 1574 ; in 1576 he 
had Monymusk only, but in 1585 Bourtie 
was included till 1593, when it was joined 
with Bethelnie and Fettemeir added to 
this charge. He had a manse and glebe 
designated 16th Aug. 1592; was probably 
deprived before 4th May 1605 [afterwards 
min. of Tough in 1608.] 

JAMES IRVING, trans, from Tough; 
1605 pres. by James VI. 4th May 1605 ; 
in consequence of the proceedings 
arising out of the Assembly at Aberdeen 
that year, his admission was delayed, but 
he was adm. after 26th Nov. 1607 ; 
deprived before 27th Oct. 1615 ; returned 
to Tough. 

WILLIAM FORBES, M.A. ; trans, from 
1615 Alford ; pres. by James VI. 27th 
Oct. 1615 ; trans, to Third Charge, 
Aberdeen, 29th Oct. 1616. 

THOMAS FORBES, pres. by James VI. 
1617 12th Aug. 1617; dem. after 20th 
June 1618; adm. to Leochel before 
5th March 1622. 

i ADAM BARCLAY, trans, from Leochel ; 

1622 pres " k y ^ ames VI- 5th March 1622 ; 
trans, to Alford before 2nd Oct. 1625. 

ALEXANDER LUNAN, M.A. ; regent 
1625 in King's College, Aberdeen; pres. 
by Charles I. 2nd Oct. 1625; adm. 
to Kintore in 1628. 

WILLIAM ROBERTSON, M.A. ; called 

1628 rector l 5t h Nov. 1628 [see under 
Nigg].— [Banff Sas., 1629.] 

JOHN GELLIE, educated at Marischal 

1629 College, Aberdeen; became min. of 
Premnay ; pres. by Charles I. 4th 

Sept. 1629 ; trans, and adm. same year ; 
petitioned Parliament 26th March 1647 on 
account of his losses and sufferings, which 
were certified by Major-General Middleton, 
whereupon 500 merks were ordered for his 
present subsistence ; died between 19th 
Oct. 1652 and 6th Jan. 1654. He marr. 
(cont. 3rd July 1626) Helen, second daugh. 
to George Leith of Overhall of Barnes, and 



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[PRESB. OF 



had issue — Alexander ; George ; Eobert ; 
Elizabeth ; Mary. Patrick G., burgess of 
Aberdeen, was served nearest agnate to 
some of bis children. — [Reg. of Deeds, 
ccccxxvi., 25th Jan. 1630; Aberdeen, Sas., 
i. 40, ii. 194 ; Acts of Pari., vi., pt. 1, 800 ; 
Inq. Ret. Gen., 4482, 4483 ; de Tut, 810.] 

ALEXANDER ROSE of Insch, eldest 

less son °^ J° nn R-> mm - °^ Bi rse i edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1626); licen. by Presb. of 
Elgin 14th July 1642; adm. to Kinairney 
before 3rd May 1649 ; trans., coll., and inst. 
9th Oct. 1653; imprisoned for debt 21st 
March 1657 ; app. by Parliament, 22nd Feb. 
1661, one of the Visitors of the College of 
Aberdeen; died April 16S0. He marr. 
Anna, second daugh. of John Forbes of 
Corsindae and Elizabeth Forbes, and had 
issue — John, D.D., min. of Foveran ; 
William ; Alexander, min. of Perth ; and 
four other children who being without 
means of support were allowed by the 
Privy Council £300 from vacant stipends ; 
James, min. of Monimail ; Charles, min. of 
Crailing ; Patrick, min. of Glass ; William. 
— [Family of Kilravoch ; Acts of Pari., vii., 
38 ; P. C. Reg., 3rd ser., viii., 150 ; Inq. Ret. 
Aberdeen, 442 ; Lumsden's House of Forbes.] 



1678 



\JOHN BURNETT, born about 1645; 

educated at King's College; M.A. 

(19th July 1664); licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen ; ord. to Second Charge, Lin- 
lithgow, 9th Jan. 1673; trans, to First 
Charge, Culross, 1676; trans., inst., and 
adm. 18th Aug. 1678 ; pres. by Charles II. 
27th Feb. 1680 ; died 22nd May 1728. He 
marr. and had issue — Robert ; Alexander, 
regent of Philosophy in King's College, 
Aberdeen ; Jean ; Isobel ; Barbara (marr. 
3rd Aug. 1711, Alexander Chalmers, min. of 
Marnoch) ; Mary (marr. Alexander Shank 
of Castlerig). — [Aberdeen Tests; Aberdeen- 
shire Poll-Booh, i. ( 386; Davidson's In- 
verurie, 348.] 

ALEXANDER SIMSON, born 1698; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; ord. to Insch 23rd March 

1720; trans, and adm. 29th May 1729; 

died Father of the Church 3rd Jan. 



1781. He marr. 25th Oct. 1720, Sophia 
Leith, who died 28th Oct. 1776, and had 
issue — Patrick, min. of Kemnay; Archibald, 
born 15th May 1730; George, born 14th 
April 1732 ; Jean, born 21st Aug. 1734 
(marr. William Marr, min. of this parish) ; 
Charles, born 3rd May 1736, died 16th Dec. 
1763; Dorothy, born 8th July 1740 (marr. 
30th May 1759, Edward Eyres, an officer 
in Lord Charles Manners' Regiment) ; 
Alexander, born 28th Aug. 1742. 

WILLIAM MARR, born about 1745; 
-„„„ educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1764) ; became school- 
master of this parish ; licen. by Presb. of 
Garioch 9th Aug. 1769 ; became assistant 
to preceding ; called 22nd Oct., and ord. 
(assistant and successor) 9th Dec. 1772 ; 
died 12th June 1773. He marr. 14th Jan. 
1773, Jean, daugh. of Alexander Simson, 
min. of this parish. She marr. (2) 15th 
Jan. 1776. 

ALEXANDER DUFF, educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(1769); ord. by Presb. of Abernethy 
in 1769 ; app. assistant in this parish in 
1776; pres. by Sir Archibald Grant, Bart., 
of Monymusk, and by George III. 28th 
Jan., and adm. 27th June 1781 ; died 27th 
Feb. 1814, and was the last min. buried 
within the church. He marr. 19th Sept. 
1761, Elizabeth Mortimer, who died 22nd 
Feb. 1791, and had issue — Margaret, born 
2Sth July 1762; Barbara, born 9th Feb. 
1764; Katherine, born 23rd Dec. 1765; 
Lewis Alexander, schoolmaster of the 
parish, born 30th Nov. 1768, died 2nd May 
1840; Alexander, born 13th Oct. 1773; 
Jean, born 1st May 1775, died 23rd June 
1785. Publication— Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace., xii.).— [Macpherson's 
Monymusk, 285.] 

ROBERT FORBES, born 16th Aug. 
1778 ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (28th March 1799) ; 
schoolmaster of Speymouth in 1801 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Elgin 2nd Dec. 1806 ; pres. by 
George, Prince Regent, 13th April, and ord. 
21st Sept. 1814; died 22nd Feb. 1853. He 
marr. 4th Oct, 1803, Rachel Copland (born 



1814 



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177 



9th Dec. 1779, died 12th Sept. 1837), and 
had issue — Margaret, born 23rd Jan. 1806, 
died unmarr. in Canada ; Alexander, teacher 
of Lord Cullen's school at Blairdaff, after- 
wards min. at Inverness, Quebec, died at 
Waterton, Ontario, 30th Oct. 1881; William, 
advocate, Aberdeen, and of Scottish 
Amicable Insurance Co., Glasgow, born 
1st Aug. 1809; Robert Proctor, Colombo, 
Ceylon, born 15th June 1811, died 15th 
May 1854; Isobel, born 23rd March 1813, 
died unmarr. in Canada ; Charles, vicar of 
South Banbury, born 28th May 1815, died 
10th Sept. 1869 ; John, born 26th June 
1819, died in Glasgow; James, born 13th 
Jan. 1821, went to Ceylon. Publication — 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, 
iii.).— [Old Aberdeenshire Ministers, 28.] 

THOMAS HENRY DAWSON, bom 
Culsalmond 1825, son of Charles D., 
farmer, and Isabel Cullens ; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(March 1843); became schoolmaster at 
Chapel-of-Garioch ; pres. by Queen Victoria 
9th March, and ord. 15th June 1853; died 
22nd Oct. 1867. He marr. 5th Dec. 1861, 
Mary, daugh. of George Milne of Kinaldie 
(she marr. (2) 2nd Feb. 1875, George 
Jamieson, Lord Provost of Aberdeen), and 
had issue — Margaret Milne, born 11th Oct. 
1862; Annabella, born 18th Dec. 1863; 
Mary, born 8th July 1866. 

WILLIAM MEARNS MACPHERSON, 

1868 b ° rn ■ F ° rt Ge0r S e 13tl1 A P ril 1842 ' 

son of Robert M., D.D., Professor of 
Systematic Theology, Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
educated at King's College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1861) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
2nd May 1865 ; assistant at Kennethmont ; 
ord. to Kennethmont 30th Jan. 1866 ; pres. 
by Queen Victoria 17th Jan. 1868 ; trans. 
and adm. 17th April that year; D.D. 
(Aberdeen, 4th April 1900) ; died 3rd Sept. 
1911. He marr. 29th Sept. 1869, Elizabeth 
Matilda (died 24th Oct. 1923), eldest daugh. 
of John Beadnell, M.A., barrister, Lincolns 
Inn, and of Castle-y-dail, Montgomery, and 
Matilda Gill, and had issue — Matilda 
Elizabeth Ann, born 13th Aug. 1870, died 
10th April 1872 ; Bessie Beadnell, born 

VOL. VI. 



1920 



13th Feb. 1878 ; Maude Clarke, born 27th 
April 1880. Publications — Materials for a 
History of the Church and Priory of 
Monymush (Aberdeen, 1895) ; The Path of 
Life : Thoughts on Personal Salvation 
(Edinburgh, 1908). Edited his father's 
work — The Resurrection of Jesus Christ, 
with an Examination of the Speculations 
of Strauss in his New Life of Jesus (Edin- 
burgh, 1867). 

JAMES THOMAS HALL, M.A., B.D., 

i9i2 °- B - E - ; ord - 12tn Jan - 1912 ; trans - 

to Tillicoultry 9th Dec. 1919. 

FREDERICK WILLIAM LOVIE, born 
Aberdeen 29th Oct. 1888, son of 
William L. and Margaret Strachan ; 
educated at Robert Gordon's College and 
Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1912) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Aberdeen 4th May 1915 ; assistant 
at Old Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 1915 ; served 
in Great War as a private and afterwards 
as an officer in Gordon Highlanders ; M.C. 
(1918) ; assistant at Dunnottar in 1919 ; 
ord. 5th May 1920; dem. (from ill-health 
occasioned by wounds received in the War) 
2nd Oct. 1923; died at Greenock 17th 
Nov. 1924. He marr. 4th June 1920, Alice 
Gordon, daugh. of John Morrison Wyness 
and Alice Gordon Fenton. 

JAMES GRANT FORBES, born Aber- 
1924 net hy 24th March 1873, son of 
Donald F. and Mary Grant ; edu- 
cated at Grantown Grammar School, For- 
dyce Academy, and Univ. of Aberdeen; 
M.A. (1895) ; licen. by Presb. of Abernethy 
3rd May 1898; assistant at Kirkintilloch 
May 1898 to Dec. 1901 ; ord. to Tullynessle 
and Forbes 19th Dec. 1901 ; trans, and 
adm. 18th Jan. 1924. Marr. 24th June 
1903, Margaret Grace, daugh. of James 
Rennie, and has issue — James Rennie, 
Hong-Kong and Shanghai Bank, London, 
born 9th June 1904 ; Mary Margaret, born 
13th May 1905 ; Caroline Masson Storry, 
born 14th May 1908 ; Mabel Grace, born 
2nd Sept. 1910, died 19th April 1911; 
Gladys Grant, born 19th March 1913; 
Meta Rennie Grant, born 4th Jan. 1915 ; 
Atholl Gordon, born 24th Feb. 1916. 

M 



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[PEESB. OF 



OYNE. 



[Oyne was a prebend of Aberdeen.] 



1559 



JOHN LESLIE, D.D., the historian 
and Bishop of Eoss (q.v.), was a 
priest of Oyne; parson and vicar 

from 1559 to 1565.— [Davidson's Inverurie, 

148.] 



1570 



JOHN ABEECKOMBIE of Westhall, 
second son of Alexander A. of Pit- 
medden ; entered at Nov. 1570, 
having Premnay also in the charge, to 
which he was pres. by James VI. 4th 
July 1571 ; Logie-Durno was in the charge 
in 1574; pres. to the parsonage and vicar- 
age by George Hay, parson of Eathven 
and superintendent of Aberdeen and Banff, 
22nd March 1577 ; died before 26th May 
1586, aged about 41. He marr. Marjory 
Forbes, and had issue— William of Kam- 
dells, to whom George Abercrombie, Com- 
missary of Aberdeen, was served nearest 
agnate, 10th April 1594; Walter.— [A ber- 
deen Sas. Sec. Beg., iv., 444, Sas., ii. 341, 
v. 258 ; Inq. Ret. de Tut., 1251.] 

GEOEGE ABEECEOMBIE, parson in 
1583 1583. 

WALTEE EICHAEDSON, trans, from 
Insch and pres. by James VI. 16th 
July 1586 ; also pres. to vicarage of 
Eayne, called the Archdeaconry of Aber- 
deen, 16th April same year, but this does 
not appear to have been carried out ; 
trans, to Gartly in 1595. 

^ EOBEET BUENET, regent in King's 
College, Aberdeen, 1583; adm. in 
1596 ; app. by Presb. of Aberdeen, 
11th April 1606, in preaching at Insch, to 
demit and desire them to provide a minister 
and a living ; was named by the Assembly 
Dec. that year as constant Moderator of 
the Presb., which was charged by the Privy 
Council to receive him as such within 
twenty-four hours after notice, under pain 
of rebellion ; was a member of Assembly 
in 1610 ; still min. 19th Nov. 1633. He 
marr. (1) Margaret Leith : (2) Marjorie 
Auchenleck, widow of Captain John Gordon 



1596 



of Adiell : (3) Marjorie, daugh. of James 
Leslie of Warthill and Beatrix, daugh. of 
Walter Abercrombie, min. of Eayne. — 
[Barclay's Prot.-Booh ; Aberdeen Hornings, 
vs.., 135; Aberdeen Sas., vii., 101, 103.] 

ALEXANDEE BUENET, probably son 
161s of above; adm. (perhaps assistant) 
before 14th April 1613; still min. 
24th March 1618. 

WILLIAM BUENETT, M.A.; adm. 
before 25th Nov. 1647; trans, to 
Insch before 18th April 1661. 

JOHN STEACHAN, adm. before 18th 
1661 April 1661. 



1668 



JAMES STEACHAN, son of Andrew 
S., min. of Kintore, and brother of 
preceding; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1654) ; ord. to 
Second Charge, Montrose, 1664 ; trans, and 
adm. before 27th Oct. 1668 ; died 14th 
Jan. 1698. Some of his curious texts have 
been recorded. On 12th Feb. 1688, immedi- 
ately before the birth of Prince Charles, 
he preached from Psalm 118, v. 9, and 
following that event, from Eccles. xv. 17. 
He marr. Elizabeth, daugh. of John Cheyne, 
min. of Kinkell, and had issue — William; 
Alexander, served heir 8th July 1715 ; 
Janet ; Mary (marr. John M'Innes, min. 
of Crathie) ; Jean ; Elizabeth. — [Aberdeen- 
shire Poll-Book, i., 286 ; Aberdeen Sas., xv., 
313 ; Davidson's Inverurie, 379.] 



WILLIAM MAIE, M.A. ; called Oct. 

1700; ord. 27th Feb. 1701; trans. 

to Kincardine O'Neil by the General 
Assembly between 19th and 26th July 
1710. 



1701 



1711 



AETHUE FOEBES, educated at Mari- 
schal College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1704); 
called 17th June, and ord. 31st Oct. 
1711 ; died after 1st Dec. 1727. He marr. 
Jane (died 19th Dec. 1765), daugh. of 
James Ogilvie of Badentoul, and had issue 
— James, served heir 11th Feb. 1735; 
Katherine ; Elizabeth (marr. John Mair, 
min. of Eayne). 



gaeioch] 



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179 



Sib ALEXANDER TURING, Bart., 
„ bapt. 9th Aug. 1702, eldest son of 
Sir John T„ Bart., min. of Drum- 
blade ; ord. 19th March 1729; died 24th 
Aug. 1782. He marr. 11th April 1740, 
Annie Brown, who died 27th Jan. 1807, 
and had issue — Anne, bapt. 24th May 1741, 
died before 26th Nov. 1760; John, born 
19th May 1742, died on board Admiral 
Hawke's Squadron in Mediterranean Aug. 
1756 ; Sir Inglis, Bart., chaplain 52nd Foot 
and rector in Jamaica, born 4th Dec. 1743, 
died there, 15th Nov. 1791 ; Sir Robert, 
Bart., born 25th Feb. 1745, died 21st Oct. 
1831; Forbes Anne, born 23rd May 1747 
(marr. Archibald Bruce, min. of Shotts), 
died 1st Aug. 1797 ; Jean, bapt. 13th Dec. 
1748, died before 26th Nov. 1760 ; Janet, 
born 26th Oct. 1750 (marr. Robert Duff, 
D.D., min. of Kinedward) ; Grizel, born 
9th Jan. 1752 : Eleanor Jean, born 29th 
Dec. 1753, died 14th March 1754; Arthur 
James, captain 4th Batt. Madras Native 
Infantry, born 19th March 1756, died 
1793; Mary, born 21st June 1757 (marr., 
29th June 1778, Alexander Cuthbert) ; 
Beatrice, bapt. 10th May 1763.— [Burke's 
Peerage.'] 

GEORGE MORISON, M.A.; pres. by 

1783 ■M a J 0r Henry Knight and Mrs Mary 

Erskine Knight in Feb., and ord. 7th 

May 1783 ; trans, to Banchory-Devenick 

10th Nov. 1785. 

ALEXANDER CUSHNY, born Aber- 
178 _ deenshire, 1754 ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1774) ; 
became schoolmaster of Foveran ; licen. by 
Presb. of Ellon 27th Nov. 1782; pres. by 
Lieut.-Colonel Henry Knight Erskine of 
Pittodrie in March, and ord. 13th July 
1786; died 1st Feb. 1839. He marr. 7th 
Nov. 1786, Ann (died at Rayne, 9th Sept. 
1848, aged 80), eldest daugh. of Thomas 
Gray, Westhall, and had issue — Arthur, 
merchant, born 28th Aug. 1787, died in 
Trinidad, 20th March 1811 ; James Forbes, 
lieut. H.E.I.C.S., born 8th Nov. 1788, died 
in East Indies, 1st May 1808 ; Alexander, 
D.D., min. of Rayne, born 18th March 
1790; Thomas, born 3rd Sept. 1791, died 
April 1792 ; Ann, born 23rd Dec. 1792, died 



at Fochabers, 21st Aug. 1883 ; Katherine, 
born 27th Aug. 1794; William, born 19th 
Feb. 1796; Alice, born 29th Sept. 1797, 
died 19th May 1868; Mary, born 24th 
July 1799, died 19th Jan. 1823; John, 
born 14th March 1802, died 3rd April 
1835; Jane, born 30th April 1804, died 
21st Nov. 1823 ; Athol, born 1st June 1806, 
died 29th June 1807; Athol, M.A., born 
22nd May 1808, died 12th July 1826; 
Robert, min. of Bellie, born 22nd Sept. 
1810. Publication — Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xv.). 

DAVID SIMSON, born 13th March 
1839 1801, son of David S., min. of 
Tulliallan, and brother of Henry S., 
min. of Chapel-of-Garioch ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; ord. 23rd July 1839. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of 
Free Church, Oyne, 1843-71 ; died unmarr. 
8th March 1871. — [Old Aberdeenshire 
Ministers, 47.] 

ANDREW FRASER, born Inverness, 

1843 1800 j educated at King's College, 

Aberdeen; M.A. (March 1822); 

librarian there, 1823-6; ord. 28th Sept. 

1843 ; died unmarr. 30th Aug. 1874. 

DUNCAN GEORGE MEARNS 
lg74 of Disblair, born 11th Jan. 1846, 
only son of William M., D.D., of 
Disblair, min. of Kinneff; educated at 
Univs. of Aberdeen M.A. (1865) and Edin- 
burgh B.D. (1869); licen. by Presb. of 
Fordoun May 1869 ; assistant at St 
Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, Barony, Glasgow, 
and Eastwood ; ord. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) 9th April 1874; dem. 11th Nov. 
1896; died 22nd Oct. 1913. He marr. 
7th Oct. 1875, Mary Margaret Agnes 
Madeleine, daugh. of Hector Grant, East 
Indian Navy, and had issue — William 
Morison, lieut. R.L.I., Medaille d'Honneur, 
born 8th July 1876 ; Hector Grant, Bengal 
Nagpur Railway, born 20th Oct. 1877 ; 
Rita Georgina May Stewart, born 31st 
Oct. 1878; Mary Leith, born 17th July 
1881 ; Duncan George Morison, Bombay, 
Baroda and Central India Railway, born 
6th April 1884. 



180 



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[ PRESB. OF 



PETER SMITH BISSET, M.A., B.D. ; 
18g7 ord. 15th April 1897; trans, to Craig 
12th Nov. 1908. 

WILLIAM WATSON, born St 
Andrews, 1st Nov. 1S80, son of 
D. M'C. W., and Elizabeth Leslie ; 
educated at Strathmiglo School and 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1903), B.D. 
(1906); D.Litt. (1916); licen. by Presb. 
of St Andrews in 1908 ; assistant to Pro- 
fessor of Hebrew there, 1907-9 ; ord. 19th 
March 1909 ; chaplain to Forces. Marr. 
12th July 1910, Mary Mackintosh, second 
daugh. of John Stewart, min. of Premnay, 
and has issue— Daniel Stewart, born 30th 
Feb. 1911 ; Margaret Stewart, born 10th 
May 1915 ; Kathleen Elizabeth, born 22nd 
Dec. 1922. Publications — "Survey of 
Becent Literature on Biblical Eschatology " 
{Review of Theology and Philosophy, Sept. 
1913) ; Sermon (Christian World Pulpit, 
11th Feb. 1914); "The New Jerusalem" 
(Expository Times, July 1914); "Paradise 
and the Messianic Woes" (International 
Journal of the Apocrypha, July and Oct. 
1914); "The New Heaven and the New 
Earth " (The Expositor, Feb. 1915) ; " The 
Temporal Blessings of the Messianic 
Religion " (International Journal of the 
Apocrypha, April 1915); "The Last Judg- 
ment " (Expository Times, April 1915) ; 
" The Human and Superhuman Messiahs " 
(The Expositor, Jan. 1917); Sermon, "Is 
there a Life after Death 1 " (Glasgow Evening 
News, Aug. 1918) ; Articles on " Suffering," 
" Torment," etc. (Dictionary of the Apostolic 
Church, n., 1918.) 



PREMNAY. 

[The church of Premnay belonged to 
the Abbey of Lindores. It was dedi- 
cated to St Caran, and St Caran's Well 
was near it. A fair of St Caran also was 
held at Premnay. The church was built 
in 1792.] 

1567 JAMES CURRIE, reader in 1567. 

JOHN ABERCROMBIE, min. here 
1574 and at Logie-Durno and Oyne. 



JOHN RAE, reader from 1574 to 
1574 1576. 

GILBERT LEITCH, reader from 1578 
1578 to 1599 ; had a manse and glebe 
designated 22nd July 1593.— [A ber- 
deen Homings, vi., 212.] 

ROBERT BURNETT, reader in 
1601 1601. 

ROBERT IRVING, reader in 1607; 
160? min. at 12th Nov. 1619. — [Aberdeen 
Sherif-Court Records, ii., 238.] 

ANDBEW LOGIE, trans, from Leslie 
and adm. 22nd Nov. 1622 ; trans, to 



1622 



Rayne before 1624. 



JOHN GELLIE, M.A ; min. in 1629 ; 
1629 trans - t° Monymusk after 10th Sept. 
1629. 

GEORGE MYLNE, educated at King's 
1647 College, where he was Humanist in 
1625; M.A. (1626); regent there; 
adm. before 4th Nov. 1647; app. clerk of 
Synod before 18th April 1661 ; died March 
1667. He marr. Marjorie Neilson, and had 
issue — John, min. of Fetteresso; George; 
James ; Helen ; Jean (marr. James Burnet, 
chemist) ; a daugh. (marr. John Barclay, 
min. of Leslie). — [Peg. of Deeds, 14th April 
1663; Aberdeen 5<z,s.,iii., 61 ; Bow's Diari/.] 

GEORGE INNES, M.A.; adm. about 
1668 1668 ; trans, to Kinloss in 1670. 

JOHN SHAND, educated at King's 
1677 College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (30th April 
1663); adm. before 9th Oct. 1677; 
died March 1701, aged about 71. He marr. 
Jean Panton, who survived him, and had 
issue — James, min. of Kintore ; Mary ; 
Janet — [Aberdeenshire Poll-Book, i., 243.] 

[The parish vacant five years.] 

JAMES GORDON, called by the Presb. 
1706 J ure devoluto 2 6th Dec. 1705 ; ord. 
25th April 1706; trans, to Bourtie 
1st June 1709. 



garioch] 



PREMNAY 



181 



WILLIAM ANDERSON, trans, from 
17og Cabrach ; called 19th June, and 
adm. 30th Sept. 1709 ; trans, to 
Daviot 6th Nov. 1717. 

WILLIAM JOHNSTONE, educated at 
1718 Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1687) ; became schoolmaster of 
Kemnay, and a licentiate under Episcopacy; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 21st April 
1698 ; ord. to Auchindoir 21st Sept. 1698 ; 
trans, and adm. after 13th Aug. 1718; died 
24th Oct. 1732. 

GEOEGE TYTLER, called 2nd May, 
17 „ and ord. 10th Oct. 1733; trans, to 
Fern 24th April 1745. 

GEORGE OGILVIE, born 1713; M.A. 
174 _ (King's College, 1730); schoolmaster 
of Rothiemay, 1729-31 ; licen. by the 
Presb. of Fordyce 20th July 1737 ; pres. by 
John Leith of Leithhall Sept. 1745 ; ord. 
15th Jan. 1746 ; died after conducting 
service 24th March 1776. 

JOHN BONNIMAN, born Keith, 1743 ; 
11? „„ educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (30th March 1763); 
schoolmaster of Huntly, 1763-77 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Strathbogie 20th March 1771 ; 
ord. assistant at Huntly 25th March 1772 ; 
pres. by John Leith of Leithhall and his 
curators Nov. 1776; trans, and adm. 26th 
Feb. 1777 ; died 4th Nov. 1785. He marr. 
19th Feb. 1778, Susannah Grant, who died 
at Aberdeen 29th July 1807, and had issue 
■ — John, born 4th Dec. 1778, went to Jamaica, 
died 14th Feb. 1807; Lydia, born 10th 
March 1780, died 21st May 1799 ; William, 
born 19th Nov. 1781 ; Christian, born 19th 
April 1783 (marr. 24th June 1813, Thomas 
Bain, licentiate and rector of Fortrose 
Academy) ; Andrew, M.A. (King's College, 
1803), licentiate, rector of Fortrose Aca- 
demy, born 21st May 1785, died 24th Feb. 
1813. 

JAMES DOUGLAS, born 1746, son 

1787 of Robert D., Towie, educated at 

Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1758-62; 

licen. by the Presb. 31st Aug. 1768; ord. 

to Glenbuchat 26th Aug. 1772; pres. by 



Lieut.-Colonel Leith of Leithhall in June, 
trans, and adm. 1st Aug. 1787 ; died 29th 
Nov. 1823. He marr. 11th Sept. 1784, 
Ann Elizabeth Duff, who died Oct. 1822, 
aged 70, and had issue— Robert, min. of 
Ellon, born 17th April 1785; Helen, born 
30th Aug. 1786, died 18th June 1850. 

JOHN WILSON, born 1793, son of 
1824 J ames W., farmer and factor, and 
Isobel Gordon ; was trained as a 
farmer and began to study late in life on 
the recommendation of his father's laird ; 
educated at King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(1818); licen. by Presb. of Alford 27th 
March 1822 ; pres. by General Alexander 
Leith Hay of Ramies Dec. 1823 ; ord. 10th 
June 1824; died 10th Jan. 1878. Dr 
Davidson says that " he lived for more than 
half a century in the most old-world and 
decayed manse in the Presbytery, for which 
the heritors, glad not to be pressed to 
rebuild, made the easily content incumbent 
an annual allowance." He marr. (1) 28th 
Feb. 1828, Jane (died 19th Dec. 1840, aged 
34), only daugh. of Peter Nicolson, provost 
and merchant, Elgin, and had issue — Peter, 
born 9th Oct. 1829, died 28th Sept. 1854 ; 
James, born 5th June 1831 ; John, LL.D., 
rector of Banff Academy, born 27th Aug. 
1834, died 16th March 1915; Alexander 
Hay, born 29th March 1837; Jane Anne, 
born 3rd Dec. 1840 (marr. 1862, James 
Gammack, M.A., LL.D. (Aberdeen, 1887), 
Episcopal clergyman and author, served 
in various charges in Scotland, Canada 
and U.S.A., born at Turriff 1837, died 
1923), died 11th June 1914 : (2) 6th 
May 1848 Mary Emslie, who died 19th 
Sept. 1895), and had issue — Mary Hannah, 
born 1st Nov. 1851 ; Marjory Margaret, 
born 13th Sept. 1855. — [Old Aberdeenshire 
Ministers, 32 ; Scot. Notes and Queries, 
xii., 167.] 

JOHN STEWART, born Aberlour, 14th 
1876 Aug. 1835, son of Hugh S., farmer, 
and Ann Richardson ; educated at 
Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1856) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Abernethy in 1866; became 
parish schoolmaster at Inveraven; rector 
of Grantown Grammar School and school- 



182 



PREMNAY— RAYNE 



[PEESB. OF 



master of Cullen : ord. to Newmill 29th Feb. 
1872 ; trans, and adm. (assistant and suc- 
cessor 2uth Dec. 1876 ; died 22nd Oct. 1911. 
He marr. 13th Nov. 1883, Margaret (died at 
Grantown 15th April 1924), third daugh. of 
Francis Mackintosh, Grantown-on-Spey, 
and Ann Mackenzie, and had issue — Hugh, 
B.A. (Cantab.), Lecturer, Liverpool Univ., 
Lieut.-Colonel New Zealand Forces, C.M.G., 
D.S.O., M.C., professor of Classics, Canter- 
bury, New Zealand, born 1st Sept. 1884; 
Anne Elizabeth, born 8th Aug. 1885 (marr. 
Hamilton David Forrester Dunnett, min. 
of Ellon); John, chief officer Mercantile 
Marine, born 26th Sept. 1886, died at Port- 
land, Maine, U.S.A., 5th Dec. 1918; Mary 
Mackintosh, born 2nd Sept. 1887 (marr. 
William "Watson, min. of Oyne) ; Margaret 
Fleming, M.A. (Aberdeen), born 31st Jan. 
1889; Francis William, fourth engineer, 
s.s. Norwegian, born 29th Oct. 1892, killed 
by an explosion 13th March 1917 ; James 
Fleming, medical student, born 6th March 
1894, killed while serving with Eoyal 
Engineers in France 28th June 1916. 

FKANCIS GARDEN, born Mayhill, 
lgl2 Letterfourie, Buckie, 3rd Feb. 1868, 
son of George G. and Margaret 
M'Connachie ; educated at Bathven School, 
Fordyce Academy, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1891); became teacher at Aberchirder; 
headmaster of Bogart and Alvie Schools, 
1897-1910; licen. by Presb. of Abernethy 
May 1911; ord. 16th Feb. 1912; dem. 
27th Nov. 1917 on appointment to St 
Thomas's, Demerara. Marr. 10th May 
1893, Jeannie Catherine, daugh. of Andrew 
Macpherson and Elizabeth Macdonald, and 
has issue — Elizabeth Margaret, born 23rd 
April 1894; Donald John, born 20th Nov. 
1895 ; Georgina Catherine, born 25th April 
1904. 



1918 



JOHN LEISHMAN NELSON, born 
9th March 1874, son of Andrew 
Swan N., school teacher, and 
Catherine Drysdale Leishman ; ord. to 
Lady 5th July 1916 ; trans, and adm. 7th 
June 1918. Marr. 12th Sept. 1916, Mary 
Norrie, daugh. of William Dorward, bridge 
builder, and Mary Christie. 



RAYNE. 

[The church of Bayne was dedicated to 
St Andrew, and some high ground near 
it is called St Andrew's Hill. Bayne was 
a prebend of Aberdeen. Two fairs were 
held at Bayne, those of St Andrew and 
St Laurence. There was a Well of St 
Laurence in the parish. The incumbent 
was formerly Archdeacon of Aberdeen. The 
present church, built in 1789, has been 
frequently added to and altered. An old 
prophecy, ascribed to Thomas the Bhymer, 
says : — 

" Fite [white] kirk o' Rayne, 

Though straight stands your wa' 
On a bonnie Pess Sunday [Easter] 
Doon sail ye fa'." 

The parish of Bayne is known as " the 
Girnal of the Garioch."] 

ANDBEW THOMSON [or THOM], 
exhorter in 1567, and reader from 
1567 1574 to 1580. 



1574 



STEPHEN MASON, min. here in 1574, 
with other parishes also in his 



charge; min. of Slains in 1614. 



1582 



WALTEB ABEBCBOMBIE, son of 
Alexander A. of Birkenbog ; adm. 
in 1582 ; had a manse and glebe 
designated 23rd Jan. 1582-3; Kennethmont 
and Christ's Church were also in his charge; 
pres. by James VI. 31st Jan. 15S2-3, and 
to the parsonage and vicarage of Oyne 26th 
May 1586 ; still in the charge in 1619, the 
belfry of the church bearing that date 
with his initials. He marr. Margaret, 
daugh. of Andrew Leith of Licklyhead, and 
had issue — John ; Elspet ; Andrew, min. of 
Fintray ; Beatrix (marr. James Leslie of 
Warthill, 1584-1679, and by her had 21 
children). — [Burgh of Aberdeen Birth 
Brieves, 1st June 1663; Davidson's Inver- 
urie, 446; Aberdeen Sas. Sec. Beg., v., 258, 
Sas., iii., 309.] 

JAMES ABEBCBOMBIE, probably son 

of preceding; adm. (assistant) before 

1618 24th March 1618. The date of his 

death is unknown. — [Forbes's Funerals 

(1635) ; Records of Aboj/ne, 189.] 



garioch] 



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183 



1624 



ANDREW LOGIE, MA. (Marischal 
College, 1604); adm. min. of Leslie 
in 1619 ; trans, to Premnay in 1622 ; 
trans, and adm. before 16th June 1624 ; 
was a member of Assembly in 1638, and 
left with others on 29th Nov. when the 
Commissioner returned and prohibited their 
sitting. He was taken prisoner with four 
other mins. who opposed the Covenant, in 
the end of June, and dep. by the General 
Assembly July 1640 ; was reponed the fol- 
lowing year, but again dep. 8th Aug. 1643 
for heresy. He was rebuked by the Synod 
19th Oct. 1653, and had his deposition so 
far recalled by the Presb. 24th July 1656 ; 
re-adm. before 21st Oct. 1662; was still 
min. in 1664. He marr. Elizabeth Leslie, 
sister and heir of George Leslie of Boyes, 
and had issue — Captain John, beheaded as 
a Royalist at Edinburgh 19th July 1644; 
Isobel (marr. James Leslie of Tocher) ; 
probably also William, who boasted that 
he had killed Gilbert Blackhall, a priest of 
the Scots Mission. Publications — Raine 
from the Clouds upon a Choiche Angel : 
or a Returned Ansioer to that Common 
Quaeritur of Our Adversaries, Where was 
Tour Church before Luther 1 (Aberdeen, 
1624) ; A Vindication of Episcopacy and 
the Nick - named Unlawful Engagement 
(1660) ; Cum Bona Deo : Remonstrance to 
the Godly Party (Aberdeen, 1661). — 
[Baillie's Letters ; Macfarlane's Geneal. 
Coll., ii., 35; Aberdeen Sas., v., 158, 19th 
June 1656 ; Aberdeen Sheriff-Court Records, 
ii., 277, 508.] 

JOHN MIDDLETON, bora 1610; edu- 
,„„ cated at King's College, Aberdeen; 
MA. (1629) ; became min. of Leslie; 
trans, and adm. after 17th Oct. 1643 ; 
appealed to Parliament, 9th May 1648, 
craving satisfaction for his service as 
chaplain to General Middleton and the 
army in the north for ten months from 
March to July and Oct. to Dec. 1646 and 
March and April 1647, with some repara- 
tion for his losses and sufferings sustained 
from rebels and enemies of the kingdom, 
occasioned by his fidelity and constancy 
in adhering to the Covenant and country, 
eleven merks Scots were allowed him. 



He joined the Protesters in 1651 ; died 
4th Aug. 1653. This quaint epitaph was 
inscribed on his tombstone : — 

'* Whereas I stood in pulpit round, 
And now I ly alow the ground, 
When as you corse my corpse so cold 
Remember the words that I you told." 

He marr. Helen Strachan (who marr. (2) 
John Gordon of Rothnies), and had issue 
— Adam ; Janet (marr. Robert Forbes, 
min. of Alva). — [Acts of Pari., vi., part 
ii., 58 ; Aberdeen Inhib., 26th Jan. 1676 ; 
Tombst.] 



ALEXANDER MIDDLETON, called 
unanimously, ord. and adm. 14th 
Nov. 1655 ; trans, to Old Machar 
12th Nov. 1661. 



1655 



ANDREW LOGIE, before men- 
1662 tioned. 



1666 



ROBERT BURNET, educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen ; MA. (1656) ; 
adm. before 18th Nov. 1666; died 
11th May 1703, aged about 67. He marr. 
Janet Middleton, widow of Charles Forbes ; 
she survived him, and had issue — William ; 
Alexander, a Jesuit, born 1671. — [Aberdeen- 
shire Poll-Book, l, 278 ; P. C. Dec, 25th 
Jan. 1704 ; Records of Scots Colleges, 68, 
149.] 



1708 



PATRICK CHALMERS, M.A, 
formerly of Boyndie (q.v.) ; intruded 
before 13th Sept. 1703. When a 
min. was sent to supply, he could get no 
access as C. possessed the church and the 
church was guarded by his friends. — 
[Davidson's Inverurie, 426-32.] 



1705 



WALTER TURING, born 1671, son of 
Henry T. of Savoch and Janet 
Seton ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of Garioch 10th 
Feb. 1703 ; ord. 10th May 1705 ; died 3rd 
Jan. 1743. He marr. 1st March 1709, Anna 
(died 23rd Feb. 1766), daugh. of James 
Ogilvie of Badentoul, and had issue — 
James, factor at Campvere, born 1714, died 
19th Dec. 1788; Katherine (marr. Robert 
Farquhar, min. of Chapel-of -Garioch); Jane 



184 



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[PRESB. OF 



(marr. James Paterson, min. of Coull) ; 
Janet (marr. John Angus, min. of Cul- 
salmond). — [Burke's Peerage.] 



1744 



JOHN MAIE, born 1718, son of William 
M., min. of Kincardine O'Neil; edu- 
cated at Marisclial College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1722) ; licen. by Presb. there 
5th Sept. 1733; ord. to Forbes 28th Jan. 
1724 ; pres. by George II. 14th March 1743, 
but a call given to James M'William, 
afterwards min. of Forbes, was sustained 
by the Presb., but reversed by the Synod 
and Assembly which app. M.'s settlement. 
Called 27th May 1743 ; trans, and adm. 5th 
Sept. 1744; elected clerk of Synod 13th 
April 1773; died 26th Feb. 1777. He 
marr. 12th July 1748, Elizabeth (died at 
Aberdeen, 10th April 1807, aged 84), daugh. 
of Arthur Forbes, min. of Oyne, and had 
issue — Jean, born 11th Dec. 1749, died 9th 
May 1751 ; Katherine, born 14th May 1751 
(marr. Alexander Angus, min. of Botriph- 
nie); William, born 20th May 1754; 
Arthur, born 1st July 1755 ; Alexander, 
Colonel and Governor of Fort George, born 
3rd June 1757 ; Jean, born 8th Aug. 1758 
(marr. (1) Alexander Fullerton, min. of 
Footdee : (2) William Paterson, min. of 
Logie-Buchan) ; Peter, born 6th Nov. 1759; 
Mary, born 15th June 1761 (marr. George 
Gerard of Midstrath) ; Ann (twin), born 
15th June 1761 (marr. (1) William Forsyth, 
Huntly : (2) John Eose, min. of Udny.) 



1778 



PATEICK DAVIDSON, bapt. 14th 
June 1743, son of Patrick D., farmer, 
Scotstown, Insch'; became school- 
master of Keithhall ; licen. by Presb. of 
Garioch 18th April 1771 ; assistant at 
Chapel-of-Garioch ; ord. to Kemnay 19th 
June 1776 ; pres. by George III. 5th July 
1777; trans, and adm. 6th May 1778; 
D.D. (King's College, 30th Jan. 1811); 
died 21st May 1819. He marr. 24th Dec. 
1776, Martha (died 16th Feb. 1787, aged 
35), sixth daugh. of Eobert Farquhar, 
min. of Chapel-of-Garioch, and had issue 
— Katherine, born 25th Oct. 1777, died 
28th July 1828 ; Eobert, Navy Pay Office, 
London, born 26th April 1779, died 6th 
Sept. 1804; Ann, born 12th Feb. 1781 



(marr. 21st Jan. 1823, Thomas Coats of 
Lipwood, Northumberland) ; Jean, born 
2nd March 1783 (marr. 16th Jan. 1813, 
William Leslie of Warthill); Alexander, 
G.P.O., London, born 8th Sept. 1784, died 
12th May 1803; Walter Stevenson of 
Inchmarlo, banker, London (who consider- 
ably improved the interior of the church), 
born 24th Nov. 1785. Publication— Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xv.).— 
[Beaton's At the Back o' Benachie, 14.] 

ALEXANDEE CUSHNY, born 18th 
March 1790, son of Alexander C, 
min. of Oyne ; educated at Mari- 
schal College, Aberdeen; M.A. (28th March 
1805); became a private tutor; school- 
master of Strachan ; ord. to Strachan 29th 
March 1815 ; pres. by George, Prince 
Eegent, 22nd July 1819 ; trans, and adm. 
7th June 1820 ; suspended with others by 
the General Assembly, 30th May 1842, 
for holding communion with the deposed 
mins. of Strathbogie, but sentence re- 
called by the Synod in Oct. ; was clerk of 
Presb. and Synod ; D.D. (Aberdeen, May 
1864); died 16th July 1874. He marr. 
1st March 1820, Ann (who died from 
effects of accidentally falling into Aberdeen 
Harbour, 4th Dec. 1855), eldest daugh. of 
Alexander Eobertson, min. of Coull, and 
had issue— Mary, born 31st Oct. 1821 ; 
Alexander, merchant, Shanghai, born 28th 
Feb. 1823 ; John, min. of Huntly, born 12th 
Oct. 1826 ; Anne, born 13th April 1828 ; 
Catherine Jane, bom 4th April 1835, died 
21st Feb. 1859 ; Eobina Alice, born 2nd Nov. 
1838 (marr. 10th July 1866, Samuel David- 
son, M.D., E.N.) Publications— Accounts 
of Eayne and of Oyne {New Stat. Ace, xii.). 
— [Old Aberdeenshire Ministers, 29-32; At 
the Back o' Benachie (portrait) 15.] 

WILLIAM GEEIG, born Mid Funach, 
lg75 Durris, 6th March 1847, son of 
George G. and Kate Lawson ; edu- 
cated at Durris School, Grammar School, 
and Univ. of Aberdeen; M.A. (1870); 
became assistant teacher at Springfield 
Academy, Helensburgh, 1870-1; assistant 
chaplain at Eoyal Infirmary, 1872-3 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Aberdeen in 1874 ; pres. by 



GAEIOCH] 



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185 



Queen Victoria 28th Oct. 1874 ; ord. 21st 
Jan. 1875 ; clerk of Presb. 1889-1909 ; died 
16th Feb. 1909. He marr. 23rd Sept. 
1878, Isabella (died 16th May 1921), 
youngest daugh. of John Harvey, Savoch 
of Deer, and Isabella Chrystal, and had 
issue — Alexander Collie, master mariner, 
lieut. R.N.R., born 18th June 1879 
William, Aberdeen, born 26th June 1880 
Mary Isabella Harvey, born 9th July 1881 
George John, farmer, Canada, born 14th 
Jan. 1883; Walter, banker, Japan, born 30th 
April 1884; Margaret Dorothea, born 6th 
June 1887, died 23rd Dec. 1903 ; James Coull, 
Aberdeen, born 31st May 1891. Publication 
— Words in Season (Edinburgh, 1889). 



JOHN SYMINGTON WEIE, M.A., 

1909 born 15th Aug. 1870 ; licen. 1901 ; 

assistant at Trinity, Edinburgh, 

Eastwood and Alloa; ord. 2nd July 1909; 

dem. 17th Dec. 1913. 



ALEXANDER REAPER, born Aber- 
chirder, 1st July 1886, son of George 
R. and Isabella Harper ; educated 
at Fordyce Academy, Buckie Higher 
Grade School, and Univ. of Aberdeen; 
MA. (1909) ; licen. by Presb. of Fordyce 
May 1912 ; assistant at Rosskeen and 
East Parish, Aberdeen; ord. 8th May 
1914. 



PEESBYTERY OF ELLON 

[This Court was erected on 14th October 1597. Its Parishes were then taken from 
the Presbytery of Aberdeen. The Register of the Presbytery of Ellon begins at the 
opening of the Court in 1597. There are gaps in the Eecord from 8th June 1604 to March 
1605, 30th January 1628 to 16th May 1632, from 16th May 1638 to 10th July 1639, from 
4th October 1643 to 29th November 1662, from 13th September to 20th December 1671, 
and from 3rd July 1689 to 12th December 1701.] 



BARTHOL CHAPEL (Q.S.). 

[At the place now called Barthol Chapel 
there was of old a chapel of St Bartholomew 
belonging to the Abbey of Arbroath. 
George, 6th Earl of Aberdeen, having been 
lost at sea in 1870, his mother, Mary, 
Countess of Aberdeen, built a church here 
as a memorial of him, which was opened 
16th Aug. 1875. His brother and successor, 
John, the 7th Earl, afterwards first Marquess 
of Aberdeen and Temair, gifted a manse to 
the Mission, and also contributed largely 
towards its endowment, with the result that 
the Parish of Barthol Chapel was disjoined 
from Tarves, Fyvie, Methlick and Meldrum 
od 17th January 1876.] 

JAMES FORREST, ord. 23rd May 1876 ; 
1876 trans, to Lonmay 31st Oct. 1878. 

ALEXANDER ROBERTSON 
SUTTER, born East Barns, Dunbar, 
16th Aug. 1851, son of Alexander 
Urquhart S., schoolmaster, and Margaret 
Robertson ; educated at Dunbar School 
and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. 
of Dunbar 1st July 1874 ; assistant at West 
Church, Aberdeen, and Newbattle ; ord. 
14th May 1879; dem. 10th Nov. 1924. 
Marr. 3rd June 1909, Flora, daugh. of Alex- 
ander Macrae, farmer, and Ann Macrae. 

WILLIAM GEORGE ROBERTSON, 
born Calcutta, 13th April 1872, son 
of James R., D.D., Professor of 
Church History, U.F. College, Aberdeen, 
and Mary Robb ; educated at Univ. of 
Aberdeen, M.A. (1894), B.D. (1898), and Free 



1879 



1925 



Church College ; assistant, in English 
Literature, Aberdeen Univ. ; licen. by 
Free Church Presb., Aberdeen, 1898; 
Missionary Professor of English, Wilson 
College, Bombay, 1898-1908; app. Principal 
of Gujarat College, Ahmedabad ; ret. in 
1923 ; adm. by the General Assembly 
24th May 1923; adm. to this parish 18th 
Feb. 1925. Marr. Elizabeth Anne, daugh. of 
Principal James Iverach, D.D., Free Church 
College, Aberdeen, and Margaret M'Donald. 



CRUDEN, or old INVERCRUDEN. 

[The church of Invercruden was dedicated 
to St Olaf, and was a prebend of Old 
Machar. A fair of St Olaf was held at 
Invercruden.] 

JOHN WILSON, reader at Lammas 
1567 1567. 

WILLIAM MURESON, reader 1574 to 
1574 1580. 

JOHN OGILVY, parson in 1583, son of 
,_„„ Thomas O., may be the J. O. 
mentioned as parson in 1549. — 
[Banff Sas., iii., 281.] 

ALEXANDER BRUCE, adm. before 

,^„ A 1st March 1584 ; Slains and Forvie 
1584 , i , • 

were also under his care in 1585 ; 
trans, to Slains in 1589 ; returned here in 
1590 ; re-trans, to Slains in 1597. 

ARCHIBALD KEITH, parson in 1586.— 
1586 [Privy Council Reg., i., 118.] 



PRESB. OF ELLON] 



CRUDEN 



187 



JAMES LEASE, min. in 1596 ; trans, to 
1596 Longley [St Fergus] before 1597. 

[JOHN ALEXANDEB, schoolmaster at 
15g7 Peterhead, intruded himself as reader 
in 1597, the elders desiring that he 
should be app. to that office, but this 
was refused, because "he had entered 
without warrant from the Presb." On 
21st Dec. he acknowledged his offence 
"upon his knees" in the kirk of Cruden, 
and on the same day a fresh petition was 
made in his favour, which was again 
rejected.] 

DAVID EATTEAY, educated at 
15g _ Marischal College, Aberdeen ; app. 
to Slains in 1586 ; trans, to Bervie in 
1589; trans, to Philorth in 1593; adm. 
here 2nd April 1598 ; was accused of being 
absent from the Provincial Assembly 
(Synod) 23rd April 1601 and ordered to 
pay five merks under pain of suspension. 
Having been referred for trial to the Presbs. 
of Aberdeen and Ellon, 30th Nov. 1604, he 
refused to submit and appealed to the 
Eing and General Assembly. In 1618 he 
appeared before the Presb. to " satisfy for 
the scandals given by him by labouring his 
corne on the Sabbath day." Was in prison 
for two months in 1625 for various offences. 
Was still min. 9th Jan. 1628, and died about 
1635. He marr., and had issue — Patrick, 
his successor in the parish ; Isabel (marr. 
William, eldest son of Alexander Hay in 
Damhead) ; Elizabeth (marr. Eobert, son 
of William Hay of Little Arnage). Publi- 
cation — Latin Verses on Phillorth getting 
the name of Fraserburgh {Collect. Aberdeen 
and Banff). — [Reg. of Deeds, ccviii., 21st 
April 1613 ; ccxxxix., 185 ; Aberdeen Hom- 
ings, 2nd June 1621 ; Mair's Presb. of Ellon, 
41, 128.] 

JOHN OGILVIE, styled parson at 13th 
1612 March 1612. — [Aberdeenshire Sheriff- 
Court Records, ii., 178.] 

1624 PATEICE CLAEE, reader. 

PATEICE EATTEAY, son of David E., 

18S2 m * B- °f '^is parish ; educated at 

Marischal College, Aberdeen; ord. 

(at Aberdeen) 23rd Aug., and adm. 2nd 



Sept. 1632 ; burgess of Aberdeen 7th Nov. 
that year ; last mentioned 4th March 1635, 
where the Presb. Reg. is defective. — [Mair's 
Ellon, 128 ; Spalding Miscell., ii., 370.] 

GILBEET ANDEESON, M.A. (King's 
1636 College, Aberdeen, 1626); adm. 
between 1st June and 27th July 
1636 ; was a member of the Commission 
of Assembly in 1646, and named by Par- 
liament, 31st July 1649, one of the Visitors 
to the College of Aberdeen. He was 
elected one of the mins. of Aberdeen but 
owing to his personal infirmities, " neir the 
age of thrie scoir and so failled in bodelie 
strenth, sight of eyis, weaknes of voice, and 
dulnes of earis, as to be unfitted for that 
charge," the bishop and Synod refused, 
30th Oct. 1665, to translate him. He died 
about 4th Feb. 1668. He marr. Margaret 
Hay, who survived him, and had issue — 
Gilbert, presbytery bursar, 15th Sept. 1669 ; 
Elspet, buried at Old Machar 31st July 
1716. — [Acts of Pari., vi., ii., 509; Slains 
Inventory, 7th July 1668 ; Eow's Diary ; 
Scot. Notes and Queries, vii., 122.] 

ALEXANDEE LEASE, M.A., of that 
leeg ilk ; trans, from New Machar ; adm. 
before 13th Jan. 1669 ; trans, to 
Turriff before 22nd Sept. 1678. 

JOHN BAECLAY, said to be descended 
1678 from the Towie family ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen, M.A. 
(1659) ; one of the teachers in the Grammar 
School, Aberdeen, 1663; adm.toMonquhitter 
before 24th April 1674 ; trans, and adm. 
after 17th Sept. 1678 ; failing to take the 
Test in 1681 he was suspended from office 
and declared to have forfeited his charge, 
but " desyring a time to deliberate in " was 
allowed to sign the Oath in 1682 and was 
reinstated ; died in 1691, aged about 39. 
Sir Samuel Forbes describes him as "a 
very good man and a good preacher." He 
marr. and had issue — William ; James ; 
John, who on 13th Dec. 1699 had sasine of 
the fourth part of the Mill of Auchmacoy 
and multures thereof. Publications — Two 
Poems (Menzies' Sermon at the Funeral of 
Dr Alexander Fraser of Doores) (Edin- 
burgh, 1681); Translations of Dr Arthur 



188 



CRUDEN 



[PRKSB. OF 



Johnston's Epigrams (Alexander Skene's 
Memorialls for the Government of the 
Royall Burghs in Scotland (Aberdeen, 
1685, Edinburgh, 1867) ; A Description of 
the Roman Catholich Church ... [a Poem], 
represented in a Vision (51 pp., Aberdeen, 
1689, Edinburgh, 1741); several fugitive 
pieces. — [Lives of Eminent Scottish Poets, 
vi. ; Privy Seal Reg., vi., 437 ; Mackay's 
Cruden and its Ministers, 45-9.] 

WILLIAM DUNBAB, born Moray 1661; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen; MA. (1681); tutor to the 
Sheriff of Moray ; passed trials before 
Presb. of Forres, and recommended for 
licence 19th Oct. 1687 ; intruded about 
1691 ; dep. 5th Oct. 1716 for deserting the 
Protestant cause and for being a Jacobite. 
He was prosecuted with others before the 
Lords of Justiciary 29th July 1717, for 
" intruding into parish churches, leasing- 
making, and praying for the Pretender," 
but the diet was deserted in respect of the 
King's Act of Grace. He was removed 
from the parish by sentence of the Lords 
of Justiciary, 8th April 1718, when the 
entire congregation went out with him ; 
consecrated a bishop of the non-jurant 
Episcopal Church for its diocese of Moray 
and Eoss 18th June 1727 ; trans, to 
that of Aberdeen in 1733 ; res. 4th July 
1745 ; died Dec. 1745 or early in 1746. In 
1911 a brass tablet was erected in Cruden 
church to his memory and to that of James 
Drummond, Bishop of Brechin, who was 
deprived in 1689, and afterwards resided 
at Slains Castle till his death in 1695. He 
was Dunbar's intimate friend, and gifted 
two silver communion cups to the parish 
church, where his body now rests. By his 
help also a bridge, leading to the church, 
and still known as the " Bishop's Bridge," 
was built. He marr. Dec. 1700, Isabel 
Moir, widow of Thomas Jaffray of Dilspro, 
and had issue. Publication — A Representa- 
tion of the State of the Church in North- 
Britain as to Episcopacy and Liturgy and 
of the Sufferings of the Orthodox and 
Regular Clergy (London, 1718).— [Aberdeen 
Poll-Book, ii., 134 : Aberdeen Sas., xvii., 
360 ; Aberdeen Journal Notes and Queries, 



iv., 238, 268; Mair's Presb. of Ellon, 
332-9 ; Mackay's Cruden and its Ministers 
(portrait), 49-59; Grub's Eccl. Hist. Scot., 
iii. 399, iv. 9 ; Stephen's Church Hist. Scot., 
iv., 331 ; Dowden's Bishops of Scotland, 407.] 

JAMES WAEDLAW, called by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 26th Aug., and 
ord. 20th Sept. 1717 ; trans, to 

Second Charge, Dunfermline, 20th Nov. 

1718. 

JOHN WEBSTER of Balkaithey ; M.A. 

1720 ( St Andrews > 20t]i Ju] y 1695 ) > licen - 

by the United Presb. of Brechin 
and Arbroath 23rd March 1703; ord. to 
Fetteresso 13th March 1705 ; trans, to 
New Deer 29th April 1707 ; called by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 3rd Feb., trans, and 
adm. "after some delay by reason that 
the church doors were shut against them," 
27th April 1720; died (after long ill- 
health) 8th March 1743, aged about 68. 
He marr. Christian, daugh. of Alexander 
Forbes of Meikle Auchreddie, and had issue 
— Thomas of Auchreddie ; John, school- 
master, Kilrenny.— [A berdeen Tests. ; G. R. 
Homings, 16th Jan. 1732.] 

WILLIAM HAY, born 1705, son of 
Thomas H., sheriff-clerk of Aber- 
deenshire, and Jean King ; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; licen. by 
Presb. of Aberdeen 25th Dec. 1728 ; ord. to 
Crimond 22nd Oct. 1730 ; called 14th July, 
pres. by Thomas Buchan of Auchmacoy, 
acting for Mary, Countess of Errol, in Aug., 
trans, and adm. 23rd Nov. 1743 ; died 27th 
April 1777. He marr. 25th March 1732, 
Elspet Milne, who died 1st March 1774, 
and had issue — Janet, born 3rd March 
1743, died 17th March 1774; Mary, born 
23rd June 1744 (marr. John Brymer, min. 
of Marykirk); Jean, born 6th Feb. 1748, 
died 3rd June 1772 ; Eebecca, born 15th 
Sept. 1753, died 15th Nov. 1771 ; James, 
M.A. (Marischal College 1773), born 21st 
March 1755, died-31stMay 1774— [Tombst.; 
Mair's Presb. of Ellon, 373-7.] 

ALEXANDEE COCK, born 10th May 

177 _ 1755, son of James O, min. of 

Keithhall and Kinkell; educated 

at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; licen. 



ELLON] 



CRUDEN— ELLON 



189 



1838 



by Presb. of Garioch 15th Oct. 1777 ; pres. 
by James, Earl of Errol, that month ; ord. 
1st April 1778; died Father of the 
Synod, 10th July 1837. He marr. 12th 
Dec. 1778, Margaret (daugh. of Samuel 
Copland, min. of Fintray, died 23rd Oct. 
1839). Publications — Accounts of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace., v., and New Stat. Ace, 
xii.). — [Tombst.'] 

ALEXANDER PHILIP, born 
1813, eldest son of John P., book- 
binder, Broad Street, Aberdeen ; 
educated at Grammar School and Mari- 
schal College; M.A. (1831); licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen 2nd July 1835 ; ord. to John 
Knox Church, Aberdeen, 4th Aug. 1836; 
elected by the congregation 23rd, and pres. 
by William George, Earl of Errol, 30th Nov. 
1837; trans, and adm. 8th March 1838. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; adm. 
to Abbey Free Church, Dunfermline, 1845 ; 
trans, to Portobello Free Church 29th March 
1849 ; died (after long periods of ill-health) 
1st March 1861. He marr. (1) 13th Jan. 
1846, Frances Eobson, who died 17th Oct. 
1851, and had issue — John, born 13th 
Nov. 1846, died 8th Feb. 1853; Margaret, 
born 28th June 1848 : (2) 1856, Janet 
(died s.p. 28th Jan. 1904), youngest daugh. 
of J. Eeddie, Cuthill, Kinross - shire. 
Publications — The Sabbath Question : 
Answer to the Letter of Mr J[oseph] N[eil\ 
Paton, Addressed to Mr Alexander Philip 
(Dunfermline, 1848) ; Essay (Bunyan's 
Works, 6 vols. (Aberdeen, 1841-2); [in 
Remains] Memoir of the Rev. Robert Forbes, 
Woodside (Aberdeen, 1861). — [Tombst. ; 
Baird's Portobello and its Free Church, 
88-139; The Witness, 6th March 1861; 
Gammie's John Knox's Church with 
Ministers (portrait) [Bazaar Book] (Aber- 
deen, 1910).] 

BOBERT ROSS, born 13th March 1819, 
sixth son of John Leith R. of 
Arnage and Bourtie, and Eliza- 
beth, eldest daugh. of William Young of 
Shettocksley ; educated at Marischal Col- 
lege, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1836) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Ellon 8th June 1842 ; ord. 14th 
Sept. 1843 ; died Father of the Church 
unmarr. 15th Jan. 1905, 



1843 



ADAM MACKAY, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 
lgo5 9th June 1905 ; trans, to Queen's 
Park, Glasgow, 2nd June 1915 (cf. 
Vol. III., 431) ; trans, to Huntly 24th July 
1924. Marr. (2) 29th June 1921, Margaret, 
daugh. of Duncan Urquhart, merchant, 
Tain, and Christina Fraser. Publication — 
Distinguished Sons of Cruden (Peterhead, 
1922) 

JOHN MACQUEEN, born Balmaclellan, 
lgl5 25th Aug. 1884, son of John M. 
and Margaret MacGirr ; educated at 
Balmaclellan and Dalbeattie Schools and 
Univs. of Edinburgh M.A. (1907) and 
Aberdeen B.D. (1915); licen. by Presb. 
of Turriff April 1915 ; locum tenens at 
Methlick; ord. 18th Nov. 1915. Marr. 
26th Feb. 1916, Edith M., daugh. of 
George Cheyne, Aberdeen, and Mary Ann 
Tennant, and has issue — John Gordon, 
born 10th May 1920. 



ELLON. 

[The church of Ellon was dedicated to 
St Mary. It belonged to the Abbey of 
Kinloss. A fair of St John the Baptist 
was held at Ellon. A stream in this parish 
is called St Monan's Burn.] 

JOHN GREIG, reader from 1567 to 
1567 1586. 

ALEXANDER CHEYNE, parson in 
1583, probably son of Francis C, 
who was rector of the parish in 

1547. — [Aberdeen Sheriff-Court Records, i., 

467.] 

JOHN HERIOT, M.A. (St Andrews 
1582); died between 8th June 1604 
and 20th March 1605. He marr. 

Isobel Cheyne, and had issue — Nathaniel. 

—{Errol Charter Chest, 1600 ; G. R. Inhib., 

16th Aug. 1621.] 

t EDWARD BRUCE, second Lord Kinloss 
..„„ and Abbot of Kinloss, was parson 
here in 1592. He was a Lord of 
Session and Privy Councillor, and died 
1611. — [Aberdeen Sheriff-Court Records, 
ii., 494.] 



190 



ELLON 



[PRESB. OF 



KOBEKT MEECEE, fourth and 
i «•>=; youngest son of James M. of Newton ; 
was a licentiate 21st Dec. 1604 ; adm. 
(at Aberdeen) before 17th July 1605 ; last 
mentioned at 22nd March 1637 ; died 6th 
Jan. 1638. To him "whom I haif found 
always kind and faithf ull " John Johnston 
bequeathed in 1611 "his little ring with 
the diamond, quhilk he himself brocht 
to me from our noble prince. Providing 
that if he die without aires maill of his 
awen, that the forsaid ring be left to the 
best scholar native in Aberdeen, especially 
the best poet, because I receavit it as ane 
reward of my poesie." He marr. 1612, 
Margaret (died before 1624), daugh. of 
John Kennedy of Kermuck, and widow of 
Alexander Conn in Woodend, son of 
Patrick C. of Auchry, and had issue — 
John; Eobert, a min.— [Proc. Soc. Ant. 
Scot., iii.; Aberdeen Sheriff-Court Books, 
ii., 497 ; Part Beg. Sas. Aberdeen, iv., 377 ; 
Mair's Ellon, 158.] 

DAVID LEITCH, M.A.; pres. by 
Charles I. 27th Jan., and adm. 
before 30th June 1638 ; became 
chaplain in army to Charles II. [after- 
wards min. of Kemnay.] 

JOHN CHEYNE, M.A; reader and 
1640 schoolmaster. — [Mair's Ellon, 156.] 

JOHN PATEESON, M.A. ; trans, and 
adm. from Foveran 9th Sept. 1649 ; 
trans, to Third Charge, Aberdeen, 
16th Aug. 1659. 

JOHN PATEESON, son of preceding ; 
called 6th Nov. 1659; adm. before 
15th July 1660 ; burgess of Aber- 
deen in 1662 ; trans, to Tron Church 
Edinburgh, 4th Jan. 1663. 

JAMES FEASEE, eldest son of John 
F. of Knock ; educated at Univ. of 
1664 Glasgow; M.A. (1656); adm. to 
Dunoon 19th June 1661 ; pres. by John 
Forbes of Waterton 11th March 1663; 
probably trans, here 12th June 1664 ; dep. 
by a sub -Synod, 5th Nov. 1674, for 
continual disobedience. He continued to 
discharge his ministry without warrant 
from the bishop till 8th July 1677, when 



1638 



1678 



he was admonished under pain of excom- 
munication. He marr. Mary Lindsay. — 
[Beg. Mag. Sig., 12th June 1668 ; Ayr Sas., 
iii., 188.] 

WALTEE STEWAET of Fortrie, edu- 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 
(1672); passed trials before Presb. 
of Perth and recommended for licence 14th 
Aug. 167S ; licentiate in Old Aberdeen ; 
pres. by Charles II. 1st June 1677 ; inst. 
7th April 1678 ; probably died Oct. 1711, 
when the benefice became vacant. He 
marr. Elizabeth, daugh. of Sir John Forbes 
of Waterton. On 15th Nov. 1727, she had 
a grant of the half-year's vacant stipend 
for crop 1712; was alive in 1734, and had 
issue — John, died young ; Thomas ; John ; 
William ; Andrew ; Jean, died young ; 
Christian, died young ; Elizabeth (marr. 
John Leslie, min. of Eothes) ; Margaret 
(marr. Charles Gordon of Fetterangus) ; 
Christian; Anna; Katherine (marr. Arthur 
Eobertson, surgeon, Old Meldrum) ; Jean. 
— [Aberdeen Poll-Book, ii., 259.] 



1718 



JAMES BUENET of Mosston, edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen, 1701-5 ; licen. by Presb. of 
Ellon 30th May 1710; called 12th Oct. 
1712 ; pres. by George, Earl of Aberdeen, 
and ord. 8th Jan. 1713; died 11th Sept. 
1744. He marr. (1) Katherine Anderson 
(died 1742) : (2) 12th Jan. 1744, Jean (died 
at Logie-Buchan, 22nd Feb. 1774, aged 77), 
daugh. of Alexander Eose of Lethenty. 
— [Aberdeen Tests. ; Mair's Presb. of Ellon, 
308.] 

ANDEEW MOIE, bapt. 13th Aug. 1700, 

eldest son of Andrew M. of Oldmill 
1745 T-i 

and Elizabeth Simpson ; licen. by 

Presb. of Alford 9th Aug. 1727; ord. to 
Towie 11th Sept. 1728, yet though dis- 
approved by the General Assembly, 23rd 
May 1730, he remained min. ; trans, to 
Methlick 21st June 1739; pres. by William, 
Earl of Aberdeen, Dec. 1744 ; trans, and 
adm. 6th June 1745; died 19th March 
1774. He marr. 7th Sept. 1737, Jean (died 
10th Oct. 1789, aged 74), daugh. of William 
Forbes, min. of Tarves, and had issue — 
—Elizabeth, born 6th Nov. 1738 (marr. 



ELLON] 



ELLON 



191 



Robert Garden of Grange and Clerkhill, 
advocate, Aberdeen); George, M.D., min. 
of Peterhead, born 5th April 1741 ; Janet, 
born 10th Oct. 1743 ; Jean, born 8th Nov. 
1745, died 16th Sept. 1816; Helen, born 
30th Dec. 1747, died 1st Jan. 1749 ; William, 
born 2nd Nov. 1750, died in London; 
Andrew, born 28th April 1753.— [Families 
of Moir and Byres, 28.] 

JAMES MILNE, born 1718; MA. 
(King's College, Aberdeen, 1st April 
1775 ^gfQ . became schoolmaster of 
Methlick; licen. by Presb. of Ellon 16th 
Jan. 1751 ; ord. assistant at Forgue 1st 
April 1752; adm. to Forglen 11th July 
1759 ; pres. by George, Earl of Aberdeen, 
Sept. 1774; trans, and adm. 28th June 
1775 ; died 30th May 1797. He marr. 16th 
June 1774, Elizabeth Ker, who died 28th 
May 1807, aged 73. Publication— Accounts 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, iii., 
xxi.). — [Tombst.] 

THOMAS TAIT, born Chapel-of- 
Garioch, 1743 ; educated at King's 
1798 College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (2nd April 
1764); became schoolmaster of Chapel-of- 
Garioch from June 1763 to July 1766; 
licen. by Presb. of Garioch 21st April 1773; 
ord. to Second Charge, Old Machar, 15th 
Sept. 1774; trans, to Auchindoir 18th April 
1780; trans, to Meldrum 15th July 1784; 
pres. by George, Earl of Aberdeen, Dec. 
1797 ; trans, and adm. 5th July 1798 ; died 
in the pulpit, 5th Aug. 1810. He marr. 
30th July 1789, Elizabeth (died 8th Jan. 
1804), daugh. of James Gordon, min. of 
Cabrach. Publication — Account of Mel- 
drum (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xiii.). — 
[Tombst.) 

ROBERT DOUGLAS, born 17th April 
1785, son of James D., min. of 
Premnay ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen; M.A (April 1802); 
licen. by Presb. of Garioch 11th June 1806; 
ord. assistant at Bellie 7th Dec. 1808 ; pres. 
by George, Earl of Aberdeen, in Feb., and 
adm. 3rd April 1811 ; died 21st Dec. 1831. 
He marr. 2nd April 1822, Ann, second 
daugh. of Alexander Forbes, Jamaica (she 
marr. (2) James Robertson, min. of this 



1811 



parish), and had issue — James Sholto, 
captain 4th Madras Light Cavalry, born 
28th Jan, 1823, died of wounds at Buxar, 
8th Oct. 1858; Alexander Forbes, com- 
missioner to Earl of Aberdeen, born 20th 
July 1824, died 27th Feb. 1890 ; Robert, 
born 1st Sept. 1827, died at St Helier, 
Jersey, 23rd May 1846. 

JAMES ROBERTSON, born 2nd Jan. 
1832 1803 ' son °f William R., farmer, 
Ardlaw, Pitsligo, and Barbara 
Anderson ; educated at parish schools of 
Tyrie and Pitsligo, and Marischal College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1820); was described by 
the Professor of Moral Philosophy and 
Logic as the best scholar who had been 
in his class for thirty years; licen. by 
Presb. of Deer 6th July 1825; became 
schoolmaster at Pitsligo ; was tutor in the 
family of the Duke of Gordon and arranged 
his library at Gordon Castle ; app. Master 
of Gordon's Hospital, Aberdeen, 10th July 
1829 ; pres. by George, Earl of Aberdeen, 
in June, and ord. 30th Aug. 1832 ; was 
suspended with others by General Assembly, 
30th May 1842, as a member of Church 
Courts for holding communion with the 
deposed mins. of Strathbogie; he was 
app. a member of the Poor Law Commission 
in 1843 ; D.D. (Aberdeen, 12th Oct. 1843) ; 
was named Secretary to the Bible Board 
for Scotland by Queen Victoria Nov. that 
year; dem. his parish 5th Jan. 1844 on 
appointment to Chair of Church History in 
Univ. of Edinburgh 2nd March 1844 ; app. 
Convener of General Assembly's Committee 
on the Endowment of Chapels-of-Ease 26th 
May 1847 ; elected Moderator of General 
Assembly 22nd May 1856; died 2nd Dec. 
1860. His memory will ever be cherished 
for the immense exertions which he made 
and the great success which attended his 
scheme for the endowment and establish- 
ment of new parishes in Scotland, for which 
he raised half a million of money and 
endowed sixty-four parishes. He marr. 
25th May 1837, Ann Forbes, widow of 
Robert Douglas, his predecessor ; she died 
at Edinburgh 24th Feb. 1890, aged 85. 
Publications — Free Trade in Corn (Edin- 
burgh, 1825) ; The British Constitution and 



192 



ELLON 



[PRESB. OF 



Parliamentary Reform (Edinburgh, 1831) ; 
Exposition of the Principles, Operation, 
and Prospects of the Church of Scotland's 
India Mission' (Edinburgh, 1835) ; On the 
Power of the Civil Magistrate on Matters 
of Religion (Edinburgh, 1835) ; Observations 
on the Veto Act (Edinburgh, 1840) ; State- 
ment for the Presbytery of Strathbogie, the 
Minority of the Late General Assembly, etc. 
(London, 1841); Ansivers to the Remon- 
strance and Warning against holding Com- 
munion with the Strathbogie Ministers 
(London, 1841) ; Appeal for the Advance- 
ment of Female Education in India (Edin- 
burgh, 1846) ; Remarks and Suggestions 
relative to the Proposed Endowment Scheme 
for quoad sacra Churches (Edinburgh, 1846); 
Letters to the Editor of the "Northern 
Standard" (Edinburgh, 1854); The Duty 
and Privilege of building the Christian 
Temple, a sermon (Edinburgh, 1854); The 
Medical Profession the Complement of the 
Christian Ministry (Edinburgh, 1855) ; Old 
Truths and Modem Speculations (Edin- 
burgh, 1860); Speech on the Edinburgh 
Annuity Tax (I860) ; Account of the Parish 
of Ellon (New Stat. Ace, xii). — \Bict. Nat. 
Biog. ; Charteris' Life of Professor Robertson 
(portrait) (1863), and A Faithful Churchman 
[Guild Library] (Edinburgh, 1897).] 

WILLIAM BREWSTER, born 1792, 

1844 son °^ J° nn B-, linen merchant, and 

Janet Gardener ; pres. by George, 

Earl of Aberdeen; adm. 20th June 1844; 

died unmarr. 27th Aug. 1859. 

DONALD DEWAR, born 17th Sept. 
1831, son of Daniel D., D.D., LL.D., 
Principal of Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; educated at Marischal College ; 
M.A. (1850); pres. by George, Earl of 
Aberdeen; ord. 9th Feb. 1860; died 
unmarr. at Craiglochie, Perthshire, 6th 
June 1862. He had long been in weak 
health. 



i860 



1862 



JAMES SMITH, born 1805, son of 
Robert S., flax dresser, and Elizabeth 
Farrier ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1836); ord. min. of 
Presbyterian Congregation at Westport, 
Connaught, Ireland, 4th June 1837; res. 



in 1845 ; app. missionary at Ladhope, 
Galashiels, 17th March 1846 ; adm. min. 
there 7th Feb. 1856 ; trans, to Greyfriars, 
Aberdeen, 17th Dec. 1857; pres. by George, 
Earl of Aberdeen ; trans, and adm. 27th 
Nov. 1862 ; died 27th Dec. 1871. He marr. 
(1) 4th July 1837, Agnes Roberts: (2) 
Agnes Anna Smith, who died 29th Aug. 
1900, and had issue — Guy Seton, born 
29th March 1838 ; James Dean, born 18th 
July 1840; Amy, born 9th May 1842; 
Clara Maudeline, born 14th Jan. 1845; 
Charles Lionel, born 11 th Jan. 1849 ; Henry 
Badely, born 26th July 1850; Charlotte 
Alice, born 24th Dec. 1855. 

THOMAS YOUNG, born Londonderry 
1872 21st June 1843, son of Thomas T. 
and Mary Ann Moffat ; educated at 
Londonderry, Univ. of Edinburgh, MA. 
(1866), B.D. (1869), New College, Edinburgh, 
Magee College, Londonderry; licen. by 
Presb. of Londonderry May 1869 ; adm. to 
Church of Scotland by General Assembly 
May 1869 ; ord. as assistant in Barony 
Parish, Glasgow, Jan. 1870 ; adm. to this 
charge 12th July 1872; D.D. (Aberdeen, 
May 1912); died at Aberdeen 9th Feb. 
1919. He marr. 16th Oct. 1879, Isabella 
Morrice (died 15th Dec. 1913), daugh. of 
Charles M'Combie, LL.D., of Tillyfour, 
min. of Lumphanan, and had issue — 
Thomas Charles M'Combie, M.D., Major 
Indian Medical Service, born 26th June 
1880 ; Ella Marian Lamond, born 5th 
Oct. 1882 (marr. 11th Dec. 1913, Charles 
Christie Lumley, Calcutta) ; Eileen Marjory 
M'Combie, instructress in physical drill, 
born 2nd Oct. 1884 ; Dorothy Mary Moffat, 
born 5th Aug. 1887 ; William Moffat, born 
1st March 1890, died 15th April 1900. 
Publications— The Siege of Derry, a Ptize 
Poem, and Occasional Pieces (Dublin, 
1868); "Ellon" (The Vale of Tthan) 
(Aberdeen, 1895) ; The Metrical Psalms 
and Paraphrases [Guild Library] (Edin- 
burgh, 1909). 

WILLIAM YOUNG COLQUHOUN, 
1914 ■^■•■A-. ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
8th May 1914 ; trans, to St Enoch's, 
Dundee, 17th May 1923. 



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193 



HAMILTON DAVID FORRESTER 
lg23 DUNNETT, born 20th July 1880, 
son of William D., min. of Kilmar- 
nock ; educated at Kilmarnock Academy 
and Univ. of Edinburgh; MA. (1900), 
B.D. (1904) ; licen. by Presb. of Irvine in 
1904 ; assistant at Tron Church, Edin- 
burgh ; ord. to Inveraven 13th Feb. 1906 ; 
trans, and adm. 14th Nov. 1923. Marr. 
26th Aug. 1908, Anne Elizabeth, daugh. 
of John Stewart, min. of Premnay, and 
has issue — William Fleming, born 16th 
June 1909 ; John Stewart, born 8th May 
1912; Arthur Hugh, born 6th Feb. 1917; 
Jane Duncan, born 28th Oct. 1921. Publica- 
tion. — Invera'an : a Strathspey Parish 
(Paisley, 1921). 

FOVERAN. 

[The church of Foveran belonged to the 
Abbey of Deer. There is in the parish a 
Well of St Peter. At Holyrood in this 
parish there was of old a chapel of the 
Holy Rood. In it were altars of St Thomas 
the Martyr, St Crispin, and St Crispinian. 
A new church built in 1794 has been 
renovated since. There is now a mission 
chapel at Holyrood.] 

ALEXANDER TRAILL, reader from 
1567 1567 to 1569. 

GILBERT CHISHOLM, min. of Deer ; 
1567 had charge here in 1567. 

DAVID LAIRD, reader from 1569 to 
1569 1579. 

JOHN GARTLY, held this charge 
„ along with Ellon, Slains, and Logie- 
Buchan. 

THOMAS TULLIDAFF, born 1541; 
reader at Logie-Buchan from 1574 
to 1580 ; adm. to this charge in 
1582 ; dem. in 1632. In a supplication to 
the General Assembly in 1639, when ninety- 
eight years of age, he stated that " having 
no better securitie for the soume of 400 
merkes a-yeare, but the simple bond of his 
successor, who may be transportit, or sus- 
pendit, etc.," therefore prayed that he 
might be secured in the said sum during 

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1582 



his life, with which request the Assembly 
willingly complied. He marr. a daugh. 
of Stephen Mason, min. of Slains, and 
had issue — Samuel, assistant at Slains, 
1614-20, schoolmaster of Ellon in 1620; 
Alexander, assistant schoolmaster at Ellon 
in 1620 ; William. — [Belhelvie Sess. Bee. ; 
Gordon's Scots Affairs, iii. ; Aberdeen 
Sheriff-Court Records, ii., 238 ; Mail's Ellon, 
107, 127 ; Bee. Sec. Sig., 1621 ; Peterkin's 
Becords, 260.] 

JOHN PATERSON, M.A.; adm. (at 
1632 Aberdeen) 29th Nov. 1632; trans, 
to Ellon 9th Sept. 1649. 

ROBERT THOMSON, M.A.; reader. 
1641 — [Mair's Ellon, 157.] 

JOHN SEATON of Schethin, regent 
1649 * n Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
adm. to Kemnay before 18th July 
1641 ; named by Parliament, 27th March 
1647, one of the Visitors of the Univ. of 
Aberdeen ; was a member of Commission 
of Assembly in 1648 ; trans, and adm. 7th 
Oct. 1649. Joined the Protesters in 1651, 
and is said to have been present at the 
Battle of Worcester that year with Sir 
John Turing of Foveran ; died unmarr. 
24th April 1666, leaving 200 merks to the 
poor. His brother William of Schethin, 
min. of Logie-Buchan, was served heir to 
him 26th June 1668.— \Inq. Bet. Aberdeen, 
385 ; Belhelvie Sess. Bee. ; Scot. Notes and 
Queries, vii., 99.] 

JOHN ROSE of Insch and Flinders (of 
leerr the Kilravock family), son of Alex- 
ander R. of Insch, min. of Monymusk ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1663); pres. Dec. 1666; adm. 13th 
March 1667; D.D. (1684); died 1st Feb. 
1690. He marr. 1669, Isobel, daugh. of 
John Udny of that ilk, and had issue — 
Alexander of Lethenty, Bishop of Edin- 
burgh ; John ; a daugh. (marr. James 
Lorimer, min. of Kelso, Principal of St 
Mary's College, St Andrews). — [Family of 
Kilravock ; Nisbet's Heraldry, i., 416 ; 
Inq. Bet. Aberdeen, 442, 480 ; Archceol. 
Scot., iii.] 

N 



194 



FOVERAN 



[PRESB. OF 



JAMES GORDON, son of James G., 
leg2 min. of Banchory-Devenick ; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen; 
intruded here in 1692 on call from George, 
Earl Marischal, and other heritors ; dem. 
10th April 1696 ; became rector of Flam- 
borough, Yorkshire, and afterwards Episco- 
pal min. at Montrose ; died in 1732. He 
marr. Katherine Collinson, and had issue 
— 'William, physician, Montrose, died 1738. 
Publication — A True Account of the Pro- 
cedure of the New Established Presbitry in 
the Diocese of Aberdeen against Mr James 
Gordon (Savoy, 1696). — [Aberdeen Journal 
Notes and Queries, iii., 77.] 

DAVID ANDERSON, ord. 11th May 
16g9 1699 ; app. to Chair of Divinity in 
King's College 4th Oct. 1710, and 
adm. 7th Feb. 1711 (q.v.). 

ALEXANDER GORDON, M.A. (Maris- 

1712 chal College, Aberdeen, 1704) : called 
16th Sept. 1711 ; ord. 12th Jan. 
1712 ; died after long illness 15th Sept. 
1726. He marr. 1st July 1714, Rachel 
(died Jan. 1762), daugh. of Patrick Gellie, 
magistrate of Aberdeen, and had issue — 
Rachael, died Jan. 1732, and another on 
whose behalf the Presb. petitioned the 
Barons of Exchequer, considering that G. 
" must have been at considerable charges of 
late for physicians as well as for assistants, 
and that there must be but small provi- 
sion left." — [Aberdeen Tests. ; Mair's Ellon, 
380.] 

JAMES GILCHRIST, born 1702, son 
of John G., min. of Keith; licen. 
by Presb. of Strathbogie 6th Nov. 
1722 ; ord. to Essil 2nd March 1725 ; 
called by the Presb. jure devoluto 26th 
July, trans, and adm. 11th Oct. 1727 ; died 
26th Sept. 1773, and was buried in the old 
church "in the place where the minister 
stands and serves the Tables." He marr. 
5th Jan. 1726, Ann Fraser, who died 28th 
May 1782, and had issue — Alexander, 
student at Marischal College, Aberdeen 
(1746-50), born 12th April 1731 ; Jean, born 
24th July 1733, died 3rd March 1753 ; 
Sarah, born 29th Aug. 1735; Margaret, 



born 11th Aug. 1737; Mary, born 8th 
April 1740 ; James, student at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen (1758-62), born 10th 
June 1742.— [Mair's Ellon, 387.] 



1775 



WILLIAM DUFF, born 1733, son of 
Robert D., min. of Aberlour ; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen; M.A. (1750); licen. by Presb. of 
Alford 25th June 1755 ; ord. to Glenbuchat 
8th Oct. 1755; trans, to Peterculter 4th 
March 1767 ; pres. by George ILT. 9th Dec. 
1773; trans, and adm. 23rd Feb. 1775; 
died Father of the Synod 23rd Feb. 
1815. He marr. 4th Sept. 1770, Ann (died 
20th March 1797), daugh. of Bailie Mitchell 
of Colpna, and had issue — Alexander, mer- 
chant, Amherstburg, Canada, born 16th 
July 1771, died 10th June 1809; Helen, 
born 17th Jan. 1773, died unmarr. 24th 
Sept. 1848; Robert, born 1st Aug. 1774, 
died young; Isobel, born 26th Nov. 1775, 
died unmarr. 16th Nov. 1847 ; Margaret, 
born 26th May 1777 (marr. James Perry, 
surgeon, Logie-Buchan) ; Jean, born 10th 
April 1779 (marr. 1st Aug. 1809, John Booth, 
merchant, Aberdeen) ; William, in Batavia, 
born 11th July 1781 ; Ann, born 2nd Feb. 
17S3, died 31st May 1789; Mary, born 12th 
June 1785 (marr. 15th Oct. 1803, Alexander 
Forbes of Saltpond Huts, Jamaica), died 
13th Feb. 1808 ; Rachel, born 7th March 
1787, died 25th May 1789; Robert, born 
10th Feb. 1790, went to Batavia, died 
25th May 1815. Publications — Essays on 
Original Genius in Philosophy and the 
Fine Arts, particularly Poetry (London, 
1767); Critical Observations on the Writ- 
ings of the most Celebrated Original 
Geniuses in Poetry (London, 1770); 'Sermons 
on Several Occasions, 2 vols. (Aberdeen, 
1786) ; Letters to his Daughters ; The Last 
Address of a Clergyman in the Decline of 
Life (Aberdeen, 1814); Accounts of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vi., xxi.). — 
[Tombst. ; Henderson's Ejritaphs, 311.] 



1815 



MAXWELL GORDON, born 19th Nov. 
1792, son of George Gordon, D.D., 
min. of East Parish, Aberdeen ; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
licen. by Presb. there 5th May 1814 ; pres. 



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by George, Prince Eegent, 11th July, and 
ord. 29th Nov. 1815 ; died 31st Jan. 1840. 
He marr. 7th Aug. 1827, Margaret (died 
25th Dec. 1874, aged 71), daugh. of Eobert 
Eobertson, Boddam, Peterhead, and had 
issue — George Eobertson, born 15th Feb. 
1829, died 25th June 1845 ; Eobert, born 
26th Nov. 1830, died 21st May 1845; 
Maxwell, born 18th Jan. 1833, died in 
Jersey, 12th June 1848 ; Alexander, born 
6th March 1834, died 3rd Sept. 1849; 
Mary, born 3rd May 1838, died 25th Feb. 
1892 ; William, solicitor, Aberdeen, born 
15th Jan. 1840, died 4th Aug. 1901. Publi- 
cation — Account of the Parish {New Stat. 
Ace, xii.). 

WILLIAM STEACHAN WATT, born 
Durris, 1810, son of George W. 
farmer, and Margaret Thomson ; 
educated at King's College ; M.A. (1828) ; 
schoolmaster of Durris ; licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen ; pres. by Queen Victoria 21st 
May, and ord. 17th Sept. 1840 ; died 26th 
March 1872. He marr. 24th Aug. 1841, 
Bathia (died 24th July 1900, aged 84), 
daugh. of John Peter, farmer, Canterland, 
and factor to Lord Kintore, and had issue 
—William, born 20th Aug. 1842, died 11th 
Feb. 1864 ; George, coffee-planter, Ceylon, 
born 4th Dec. 1843, died 18th March 
1882; Beatrice Helen, born 4th Aug. 1845; 
Alexander Barclay, born 8th Jan. 1847, 
died 21st April 1870; John Peter (twin), 
born 8th Jan. 1847, died 16th Jan. 1852 ; 
Charles James, min. of Polwarth, born 18th 
Feb. 1850 ; John Peter, min. of Bellie, born 
4th July 1852 ; Francis Edward, banker, 
Huntly, born 22nd Aug. 1854 ; James 
Peter, M.A., M.D., D.P.H., medical officer 
for Aberdeenshire, born 30th June 1856 ; 
Frederick Arthur, teacher of singing, Aber- 
deen, born 22nd Sept. 1861. 

WILLIAM MUEEAY KEAY, born 
Crieff, 26th Nov. 1828, son of James 
K. and Charlotte Hope Johnston ; 

educated at King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. 

(1850) ; schoolmaster at Old Meldrum ; 

ord. to Woodside 18th Aug. 1859; pres. 

by Queen Victoria 4th June, trans, and 

adm. 19th Sept. 1872; died 17th Feb. 1880. 

He marr. 8th Aug. 1861, Eoselle (died at 



1872 



1880 



Liverpool, 16th March 1892, aged 62, eldest 
daugh. of Captain Alexander Morice, Aber- 
deen, and Isabella Innes, and had issue — 
Alexander James, born 18th June 1862 ; 
William Henry, born 20th May 1863, died 
3rd Jan. 1866; Charlotte Isabella, born 
15th May 1864 ; Jane Ann Ferguson, born 
16th Oct. 1865, died 28th Jan. 1866; 
Eosella Williamson, born 3rd May, and 
died 7th Sept. 1867; William Murray, 
born 1868; Sidney Oliver Hamilton, born 
8th Feb. 1870, Elizabeth Eosella, born 20th 
Aug. 1871, died 2nd Feb. 1872. 

JOHN SMEATON LOUTIT, born 
Kincardine - on - Forth, 10th Feb. 
1848, son of John L., farmer, and 
Elizabeth Watson ; educated at Tulliallan 
School and Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by 
Presb. of Dunblane in 1873 ; missionary 
at Blackburn (Livingston); assistant at 
West Church, Stirling, and Comrie ; ord. 
to New Pitsligo 25th June 1875; trans, 
and adm. 5th Aug. 1880; killed in a 
motor-car accident 4th July 1912. He 
marr. 27th June 1883, Susan Abernethy, 
daugh. of Alexander Harvey of Ardo and 
Agnes Abernethy, and had issue — John 
Harvey, M.C., Croix de Guerre, 2nd lieut. 
5th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 
assistant General Organiser, North of Scot- 
land College of Agriculture, born 20th Nov. 
1884 ; Alexander William, born 8th April 
1889, died 25th March 1906. Publication- 
Prayers contributed to The Family Prayer 
Book, by Gorbett and Martin (London). 

THOMAS M'WTLLIAM, born Sorn, 
Ayrshire, 4th June 1860, son of 
Thomas M. and Margaret Hutchison; 
educated at Sorn School and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; M.A. (1882) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Ayr 6th May 1885 ; assistant at Crieff 
and Ladhope ; ord. to New Byth 27th June 
1889; trans, and adm. 13th Nov. 1912. 
Marr. 17th July 1889, Helen Porteous, 
daugh. of George Murray and Delia Eliza- 
beth Porteous, and has issue — George, min. 
of Towie, born 29th April 1891 ; Charles 
Thomas, M.A., lieut. 5th Gordons, born 
4th Nov. 1892, killed in action at Arras, 
France, 18th March 1916. Publications — 
A Quiet Buchan Parish [New Byth] (Banff 



1912 



196 



LOGIE-BUCHAN 



[PEESB. OF 



1899) ; Speakers for God, being Plain 
Lectures on the Minor Prophets (London, 
1902) ; The Kirks of the Turriff Presbytery 
(Banff, 1904); The Gift of God [Synod 
Sermon] (Aberdeen, 1905); The Passing 
Days, and Other Verses (Aberdeen, 1917); 
Hymns for the Times (Aberdeen, 1919); 
Scottish Life in Light and Shadcnv (Paisley, 
1920). 

LOGIE-BUCHAN. 

[The church of Logie-Buchan was dedi- 
cated to St Andrew.] 

ALEXANDER ARBUTHNOTT, min. 
156 „ in 1562; pres. to the parsonage and 
vicarage by James VI. 15th July 
1568 ; removed to Forvie, holding this 
parish in conjunction ; trans, to Old 
Machar about 1574.' 

JAMES CHEYNE, min. of Slains ; pres. 
1584 ky James VI. to the parsonage, and 
inst. 29th Feb. 1584-5. [Prot. Book 
J. Robieson, 25.] 

JOHN REID, brother of Robert R., min. 
lg of Banchory ; min. in 1594 ; app. 
constant moderator of the Presb. by 
the General Assembly in 1606 ; was a 
member of Assembly in 1608, 1610, 1616, 
in the latter of which he was one of those 
selected for establishing " ane uniformitie 
of discipline"; was app. by the King in 1619 
one of the commissioners for visiting King's 
College, Aberdeen. At a visitation of the 
parish, 1st Sept. 1620, he was accused of 
non-residence but answered that the want 
of peats and of a sufficient glebe was the 
cause thereof. He died (buried 13th) Feb. 
1621. He rnarr. Isobel Meldrum, and had 
issue — Isabella, alive in 1633, and others. — 
{Spalding Miscell., iii., 118; Aberdeen Sas. 
Sec. Reg., ii., 15; Calderwood's Hist., vi. 
757, vii. 105,230; Scot's Apologet. Relation.] 

THOMAS MITCHELL, a relative of 
Patrick Forbes, Bishop of Aberdeen ; 
adm. to TJdny 25th April 1604 ; pres. 
to this parish by Alexander Buchan of 
Auchmacoy before 1st Feb. 1622 ; trans, to 
Turriff in 1624. He is said to have never 
resided in the parish. — [Session Papers, 
1632.] 



PATRICK GUTHRIE of that ilk, sub- 
1626 P r i n °iP a l °f King's College, Aber- 
deen ; adm. to Kinbattock (Towie) 
before 15th Oct. 1619 ; app. one of the 
Visitors of King's College by the King 
20th Nov. 1623; trans, and adm. between 
10th May and 12th Oct. 1626; died 
between 11th July 1634 and 15th April 
1635. He marr. Jean Blackwood (marr. (2) 
James, son of David Ogilvie of Pitmuies), 
and had issue — Patrick, served heir 24th 
May 1636. — [Reg. of Deeds, ccccxci., 342; 
Forfar Lnhib., 12th Aug. 1636; G. R. 
Inhib., 4th Nov. 1635 ; Inq. Ret. Aberdeen, 
385, 410 ; Acts and Dec,, cccxxxvii., 127.] 

WILLIAM SEATON of Schethin, 
brother of John S., min. of Foveran ; 
M.A. (King's College, 1612); adm. 
to Methlick before 9th Oct. 1633; trans, 
and adm. before 4th March 1635 ; succeeded 
to Schethin in 1666 ; died between 1st and 
22nd March 1671, aged about 79. He marr. 
Margaret, daugh. of Alexander Kemp, 
burgess of Aberdeen ; she survived him, 
and had issue — James, served heir 1st Nov. 
1670; George, burgess of Aberdeen, 29th 
Aug. 1681.— [Acts of Pari., viii., 264, 268 ; 
Inq. Ret. Aberdeen, 385, 410; Aberdeen 
Homings, 29th May 1654 ; Henderson's 
Epitaphs, 310.] 

GEORGE BUCHAN, son of James B. 
1671 of Oikhorne (Inkhorn) ; M.A. (King's 
College, Aberdeen, 19th July 1666) ; 
pres. by James Buchan of Oikhorne, with 
consent of Alexander B. of Auchmacoy, his 
brother (the minister's uncle) June 1671 ; 
deprived in 1695 for non-jurancy; died 
before 1702, when he is said to have left 
"ane hundred merks to the poor of the 
parish but that there was no write for it, 
as he would not permit any witnesses to 
be brought in." His executor was Major 
James B. of Auchmacoy.— [A berdeen Poll- 
Book, ii., 228 ; Mair's Presb. of Ellon, 305.] 

JOHN WILKIN, reader. Though " aged 
16 „. and infirm, he is careful and painful 
according to his abilitie and reads and 
prays before the minister enters the pulpit 
betwixt the second and third time of tolling 
the bell." 



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197 



ALEXANDEE IRVINE of Lenturk, 
1681 f° mer ly m i n - of Old Greyfriars, 
Edinburgh ; said to have been adm. 
here (assistant) before 11th July 1681, but 
"he is so careless and frequently absent 
that he has to be repeatedly censured." 
[afterwards min. of West Kilbride]. 



1696 



ALEXANDER GORDON, born 27th 
Oct. 1665, son of Patrick G., Pro- 
fessor of Hebrew, King's College ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
app. Humanist in King's College, 1st Oct. 
1695 ; adm. before 1696 ; probably an 
intruder; died Dec. 1738. He marr. 26th 
Dec. 1704, Barbara Coleson in Banchory- 
Devenick. — [Aberdeen Poll-Booh, ii., 229 ; 
Records of King's College, 47.] 

ROBERT UDNY, son of Robert U., 
1698 C00 P er -burgess of Aberdeen; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen, 1670-4; app. schoolmaster and 
session clerk of Foveran 21st Jan. 1683 ; 
ord. (by the United Presb. of Ellon, Deer, 
and Garioch) 27th April 1698 ; died between 
27th Jan. and 1st Feb. 1725. 

JOHN ROSE, born 1700, son of Ales- 
1726 ander R. of Lethenty and Anna 
Forbes ; educated at Marischal Col- 
lege ; M.A. (1714) ; called 29th Dec. 1725 ; 
ord. 28th April 1726 ; died 4th April 1773. 
— [Mair's Ellon, 363-71.] 

WILLIAM PATERSON, born 22nd 
■ttpjA July 1751, youngest son of James 
P., min. of Coull ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1770); 
licen. by Presb. of Kincardine O'Neil 18th 
Aug. 1773; pres. by Thomas Buchan of 
Auchmacoy Sept. 1773; ord. 6th July 
1774; died 4th July 1816. He marr. (1) 
17th July 1779, Anna (died 17th March 
1792, aged 36), daugh. of James Ogilvie 
of Culquhanny and had issue — James, born 
1st Sept. 1781, died 3rd Nov. 1783; John, 
born 28th March 1783, died 28th Feb. 
1784; Marjory, born 21st March 1785, 
died 23rd Aug. 1841 ; William, born 27th 
Aug. 1786, died 4th June 1789; John 
James, M.D., surgeon, H.E.I.C.S., Bengal, 
born 12th Dec. 1787, died 21st March 1837; 



Elizabeth Rebecca, born 23rd March, and 
died 20th Dec. 1789 : (2) 7th June 1798, 
Jean (died 4th April 1833), daugh. of John 
Mair, min. of Rayne, and widow of 
Alexander Fullerton, min. of Footdee. She 
and her husband left legacies to purchase 
coals for the poor. Publication — Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, iv., xxi.) 

GEORGE CRUDEN, born 1774, son of 
181 „ James C, Old Deer ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1791); became schoolmaster at Old Deer; 
licen. by Presb. of Deer 6th April 1805; 
was a teacher of mathematics in Aberdeen ; 
pres. by Thomas Buchan of Auchmacoy in 
March, and ord. 1st July 1817; died 11th 
Sept. 1850. He marr. 3rd July 1806, 
Sophia (died 18th Dec. 1839, aged 58), 
daugh. of William Fraser, min. of Tyrie), 
and had issue — James, min. of Gamrie, 
born 3rd April 1807 ; William Fraser, born 
17th Nov. 1808, died 22nd June 1822 ; Ann, 
born 7th Aug. 1810 ; Mary, born 3rd Oct. 
1813, died 19th Feb. 1896; George, born 
13th March 1816, died 22nd June 1823; 
Thomas Buchan, born 25th Oct. 1817, died 
6th March 1825 ; David, agent of the North 
of Scotland Bank, Old Deer, born 3rd May 
1819, died 6th Nov. 1867; Euphemia Buchan, 
born 25th Jan. 1821 (marr. Charles S. Ross, 
Assistant Receiver General, Ontario), died 
in Toronto 19th Feb. 1876. Publications 
— Illustration of the Historical Evidence of 
the Fulfilment of our Saviour's Promise to 
be with His Church to the End of the World 
— a sermon (Aberdeen, 1823); "Account 
of the Improvement of the Sedgy, on the 
Banks of Ythan, with Description of a 
Self-acting Tide-sluice used in its Embank- 
ment" {Trans. Highland Soc, new series, 
vi.) ; Accounts of Old Deer and of Logie- 
Buchan (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xvi., xxi., and 
New Stat. Ace, xii.). 

ANDREW GORDON, born Leith 1823, 
ls _- son of Andrew G., general merchant, 
and Elizabeth Hume ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh; pres. by James Buchan of 
Auchmacoy ; ord. 20th Feb. 1851 ; died 
unmarr. 29th Sept. 1888. 



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[PRESB. OF 



WILLIAM FRANK SCOTT, bom 
188g Edinburgh 8th Feb. 1847, son of 
Thomas S., cabinetmaker, and Janet 
Finlayson ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh : licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 
1876 ; ord. by that Presb. missionary to 
the Jews at Beyrout, Syria, Sept. that 
year ; removed to Alexandria, Egypt, 1879 ; 
chaplain to Scots Church, Dresden ; adm. to 
Robertson Memorial Chapel, Grassmartet, 
Edinburgh, 1886 ; adm. to this charge 14th 
March 1889 ; died 13th May 1900. He marr. 
4th June 1889, Henrietta Porteous, daugh. 
of Thomas Hardy, D.D., min. of Foulis 
Wester, and had issue — Thomas Hardy 
Scott, served in 15th Royal Scots, born 7th 
April 1891, died at Rouen 28th April 1917; 
Francis William, served in Canadian Forces, 
born 25th Oct. 1892; Robert Forrester 
Victor, min. of Strathmiglo, born 11th Aug. 
1897. Publications — Several contributions 
to The Thinker ; Sabbath Observance (Prize 
Essay of the Sabbath Observance Society) ; 
St John's Gospel (Preacher's Homiletic 
Commentary/, New York) ; edited The 
Yale of Tthan (Aberdeen, 1895). 

WILLIAM GALLETLT GUTHRIE, 
lgoo M.A., B.L.; ord. 11th Sept. 1900; 
trans, to Glass 25th July 1913. 



1918 



ALEXANDER WOOD MACNAIR. 
trans, from Elchies 19th Dec. 1913 ; 
trans, to Tarves 14th Feb. 1917. 



JAMES COUTTS, born Mains of Towie, 
lgl7 23rd July 1S61, son of Alexander C. 
and Isobel Ann Warrack ; educated 
at Grammar School, Old Aberdeen, and 
Univ. of Aberdeen; M.A. (1882); licen. 
by Presb. of Aberdeen May 1889 ; assistant 
at St George's-in-the-West, Aberdeen ; ord. 
to Ardallie 20th May 1890; trans, to 
Wormit 17th May 1909 ; trans, and adm. 
21st May 1917. Marr. 10th June 1896, 
Jeannieta M'Leod, daugh. of Peter M'Leod 
Cran, City Chamberlain of Aberdeen, and 
Emma Troup, and has issue — James Cran, 
M.B., Ch.B., lieut, R.A.M.C, born 16th 
April 1897 ; Emily Isobel, born 14th Jan. 
1902 ; Patricia Jane MLeod, born 1st 
March 1905. Publication — In Afemoriam : 
James H. Broicn (Aberdeen, 1903). 



METHLICK. 

[The church of Methlick was dedicated 
to St Deavanach and near it was St 
Deavanach's Well, said to possess healing 
virtue : — 

" In simple times when simple folks 
Had faith in simple speU, 
How many sought thy healing spring 
O good St De'nick's Well ! " 

Methlick was a prebend of Aberdeen. A 
fair of St Deavanach was held at Methlick. 
At Andat within the bounds there was a 
chapel of St Ninian, with St Ninian's 
Well hard by. There was another chapel at 
Chapelton. The ruins of the old church of 
Methlick, built in 1780, stand picturesquely 
in the churchyard, and here also is the 
old burial aisle of the Aberdeen family. 
A new church was opened on 23rd April 
1867.] 

THOMAS BURNETT, parson in 1556, 
1560 and commissary of Aberdeen ; con- 
formed and was min. in 1560 ; died 
24th Feb. 1582— [Spalding Club Miscell., 
ii., 55.] 

NICOL SMYTH, reader from 1567 to 
1567 1580. 

THOMAS GORMOK, min. in 1574, 
lg74 with Fyvie and Tarves in con- 
junction. 

WALTER STEWART, sub-Principal in 
King's College, Aberdeen; pres. by 
James VI. 1st March 1582 and 26th 
April 1583; app. Principal of King's Col- 
lege in 1584, holding this charge in con- 
junction; died in 1593, aged 35. 

JOHN MERCER, min. before 31st July 
1595; trans, to Slains before 22nd 
1595 Sept. 1619. 

ADAM REID, son of James R., min. 

of Banchory - Ternan ; regent in 
Marischal College, Aberdeen; adm. 
before 4th Nov. 1619; burgess of Aberdeen 
in 1624; died Nov. 1632. Two communion 
cups presented during his ministry are 
still in use. He marr. Isobel Burnett, who 
survived him, and had issue — Patrick ; 



1583 



1619 



ELLON] 



METHLICK 



199 



Agnes, to whom Kobert Keid was app. 
guardian as their nearest agnate, 11th 
June 1633. — [Aberdeen Sheriff- Court 
Records, ii., 330 ; Spalding Miscell., iii., 
110 ; Ing. Ret. Tut., 498, 499 ; Mair's Ellon, 
114.] 

WILLIAM SEA.TON, M.A. ; adm. 
1633 b etween 20tn March and 17th Sept. 
1633 ; trans, to Logie-Buchan before 
4th March 1635. 

WILLIAM STRACHAN, M.A.; pres. 
16S5 March 1635 ; trans, (by order of 
the Synod) to Old Machar 29th 
Nov. 1640. 

KOBERT OGILVIE, M.A. ; regent and 
1641 sub-Principal of King's College, 
Aberdeen, 30th April 1638 ; pres. 
by the masters of said College in Jan., 
and ord. 14th April 1641 ; died March 
1663, aged about 57. He marr. (1) a daugh. 
of Bobert Middleton of Cauldhame and 
Catherine Strachan, and sister to John, 
Earl of Middleton : (2) Isabel, daugh. of 
David Adie, burgess of Aberdeen, and had 
issue — Mary (marr. Walter Gordon) ; John, 
in the service of the Earl of Salisbury, died 
Oct. 1683; and another daugh. — [Scots 
Peerage, vi., 183; Aberdeen Hornings, ad., 
182.] 

GEOBGE ANDERSON, M.A. ; ord. 
1663 22nd Nov. 1663; trans, to Tarves 
17th May 1683. 

ALEXANDER CLEBK, born Garioch 
1683 a b° ut !655 ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (13th July 
1675) ; ord. to Second Charge, Old Machar, 
2nd Sept. 1683 ; pres. by the Principal and 
masters of King's College in July, trans. 
and adm. 16th Sept. 1683 ; died between 
13th Jan. and 9th Feb. 1703. He marr. 
Ann Garden, who died Jan. 1729 and had 
issue — five children. — [Aberdeen Poll- Booh, 
ii., 226.] 

JOHN MULLIGINE [or MULLIGAN], 

17o4 adm. to Meldrum 6th July 1698; 

called 14th May, trans, and adm. 

27th June 1704; died at Aberdeen 24th 

April 1733. [A considerable portion of the 



Presbytery Register is taken up with con- 
sideration of a quarrel between M. and his 
second wife, for which he was censured by 
the Synod in Oct. 1723.] He bequeathed a 
sum for widows, to be administered by the 
Principals of King's and Marischal Col- 
leges. He marr. (1) 1703, Elizabeth (died 
s.p. at Aberdeen in April 1717), daugh. of 
William Moir of Scotstoun : (2) Isobel 
(died s.p. 8th April 1744), daugh. of Robert 
Udney, cooper, burgess of Aberdeen, and 
sister of Alexander IT., min. of Logie. — 
[Aberdeen Tests.; Mair's Presb. of Ellon, 
353-7.] 

ALEXANDER HOWIE [or HOWE], 

i7so orc ' - ( ass i stan t) 2nd April 1730; pres. 

by the Principal and masters of 

King's College, Aberdeen, Oct. 1733 ; trans. 

to Tarves 13th Oct. 1738. 

ANDREW MOIR, trans, from Towie; 

.„_„ called 11th April; pres. by the 

Principal and masters of King's 

College ; adm. 21st June 1739 ; trans, to 

Ellon 6th June 1745. 

ALEXANDER KNOLLS, called 4th 
l74 _ Dec. 1745; pres. by the Principal 
and masters of] King's College, Aber- 
deen, that month ; ord. 26th March 1746 ; 
trans, to Tarves 12th Feb. 1794, though he 
had served forty-eight years here. 

ROBERT ADAM, M.A. (King's College, 
.„-. Aberdeen, 1758) ; became school- 
master of this parish ; licen. by 
Presb. of Ellon 27th March 1765; pres. 
by George, Earl of Aberdeen, in July, and 
ord. 17th Sept. 1794; died unmarr. 6th 
June 1798, aged about 60. 

L.UDOVIC GRANT, born Moray, 
l7g . 1755; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1776); licen. by 
Presb. of Kincardine O'Neil 6th Dec. 1780 ; 
ord. missionary at Glenmuick and Glen- 
gairden (Tullich) ; pres. by George, Earl 
of Aberdeen, Dec. 1798 ; trans, and adm. 
3rd April 1799; died 11th June 1839. 
He marr. 16th Dec. 1804, Barbara (died 
20th May 1854), daugh. of John Brown, 
D.D., min. of Newhills. 



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[PKESB. OF 



JAMES WHTTE, born Aberdeen, 25th 
Aug. 1809, son of John W., merchant, 

1839 

and Sarah Burnett; educated at 
Grammar School and Marischal College, 
Aberdeen; MA. (1827); licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen 20th June 1832 ; assistant at 
Methlick and Kemnay ; ord. to Chalmers 
Church, Glasgow, 4th Oct. 1S38 ; trans, and 
adm. 22nd Nov. 1839; D.D. (Aberdeen 
1871) ; died 4th Aug. 1881. He marr. 25th 
Aug. 1840, Ann (died 4th Feb. 1909), daugh. 
of Alexander Murray of Blackhouse, Peter- 
head, and had issue — Catherine Ann, born 
13th May 1841 (marr. 15th Nov. 1859, 
Lieut.-Colonel Samuel Parr, Indian Army): 
Sarah Burnett, born 23rd Jan. 1843, died 
24th May 1847 ; John, born 11th Dec. 1844, 
died 20th March 1861 ; Alexander, born 
22nd Sept. 1846, died 3rd July 1857 ; James 
Kobertson, advocate in Aberdeen, born 10th 
April 1848, died 9th Sept. 1918; Sarah 
Burnett, born 13th Sept. 1849, died 21st 
May 1865; Anne Murray, born 31st March 
1851 ; George Gordon, C.A., and stock- 
broker, Aberdeen, born 28th April 1853 ; 
Helen, born 22nd April 1855 ; Mary Teats, 
born 14th April 1857 ; Jessie Johnston, 
born 27th May 1858, died 10th Feb. 1859 ; 
Eleanor, born 22nd Feb. 1860 (marr. 12th 
Dec. 1895, Harry Wedderspoon Smith, 
W.S., Edinburgh). Publication — Present 
State and Character of the Jeins (Lecture 
VI.) (Glasgow, 1839); Account of the 
Parish {New Stat. Ace, xii.). 

ANDREW RITCHIE, born Fordoun 
1836, son of William R., carrier, 

logo 

Auchinblae, and Ann Thorn ; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1857) ; was a private tutor ; app. mission- 
ary at Lady Testers School, Liberton ; 
assistant at Lady Tester's, Edinburgh ; 
ord. to Coull 10th Dec. 1868; trans, and 
adm. 12th Jan. 1882 ; chaplain to 2nd 
Volunteer Battalion Gordon Highlanders ; 
died unmarr. at Aberdeen, 7th April 1906. 
Publication — " Methlick " {The Yale of 
Tthan) (Aberdeen, 1895). 

CHARLES GORDON MACKENZIE, 
born 16th June 1875, son of James 
M., D.D., min. of Aboyne ; edu- 
cated at Aboyne School, Grammar School, 



1906 



and TJnivs. of Aberdeen M.A. (1896) and 
Edinburgh B.D. (1899); licen. by Presb. of 
Kincardine O'Neil 2nd May 1900; assistant 
at St Andrew's Scots Church, Buenos Aires, 
1900-2, Hamilton, 1902-6; ord. 20th Sept. 
1906 ; served as chaplain to the Forces 
during European War ; res. on appointment 
to Scots Church, Kandy, Ceylon, 24th June 
1924. Marr. 2nd April 1907, Nettie, third 
daugh. of Alexander Sim, solicitor, Cullen. 
Publication — The " Titanic " Disaster, a 
Warning from Heaven (Aberdeen, 1912). 

ROBERT WILSON FORBES, M.A. ; 
trans, from Kirkmichael, Dumfries, 
29th Jan. 1925 [formerly min. of 
Freuchie {q.v.)]. 



1925 



SLAINS AND FORVIE. 

[These two parishes were united about 
1573. 

Slai?ts. — The church of Skins was dedi- 
cated to St Ternan. It belonged to the 
Knights of the Order of the Temple. The 
present church was built in 1800. In the 
manse garden is St Ternan's Well. At 
Leask (now Pitlurg) within the bounds 
are the interesting remains of a chapel of 
St Adamnan containing a sacrament house. 

Forvie. — The old church of Forvie, whose 
ruins are now half buried in blown sand 
was dedicated to St Adamnan.] 

JOHN GARTLT, min. in 1574, with 
Ellon, Foveran, and Logie-Buchan 
also in the charge : trans, to 



1574 



Urquhart in Moray before 1576. 

JAMES CHETNE, min. in 1576, with 
ls _ 6 same parishes in the charge ; inst. 
to Logie-Buchan 29th Feb. 1584-5. 

ALEXANDER CHETNE, reader in 
1580. — [Aberdeen Homings, 1st Oct. 
1581.] 

DAVID RATTRAT, adm. in 1586, with 
Forvie also in his charge ; trans, to 



1580 



1586 



Bervie in 1589. 



ALEXANDER BRUCE, removed from 
Cruden in 1589, with Forvie and 
Cruden also in his charge ; returned 
to Cruden in 1590 and to this parish in 1597. 



1589 



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201 



JOHN LESLIE, min. in 1595 [after- 
1595 wards min. at Tullich]. 

- ALEXANDER BRUCE, above men- 
16g7 tioned, returned in 1597 ; was sick 
9th Jan., and died after 19th Feb. 
1611. [The Presbytery Register has a leaf 
awanting between 26th Feb. and 1st April, 
and B.'s name does not appear after 9th 
Jan.] 

STEPHEN MASON, min. of Insch in 
1614 ^^ > * rans - 1° Bethelnie (Meldrum) 
in 1574 ; trans, and adm. before 2nd 
Feb. 1614, when the parishioners repre- 
sented to the Presb. that he " was agit, 
and unable to discharge his office, and 
desired Mr Samuel Tullideff might be 
admitted to minister the Sacraments for 
help to his guidschir in said ministry." 
He died about 27th Oct. 1618. He marr. 
and had issue — a daugh. (marr. Thomas 
Tullidelf, min. of Foveran). On 28th July 
1625 it was reported to the Presb. that 
Helen Kinaird, "ane apostat-papist " wife 
of Patrick Con of Crowley, factor for Lord 
Erroll, "had cam 1 to the kirk of Slains and 
most barbarouslie causit Patrick Bonar 
(and others) to tak' up the body of Stephen 
Mason, kist and all, out of the grave, and 
causit break up the lid of the kist with ane 
eich and luikit and beheld the body of the 
said Stephen. As also the said Helen left 
him there unburied again. The kirk officer 
confessit that the said Helen said maist 
maliciouslie, 'An' were he best minister 
that ever preichit in a pulpit, devil a bit 
of him should lie there.' And the officer 
confessed that the minister had forbidden 
him to have anything to do with taking up 
the body. The brethren, after advisement, 
thought it best to acquaint the Bishop." 
What followed does not appear. — [Mair's 
Presb. of Ellon, 91, 93, 121.] 

[SAMUEL TULLIDELF, son of Thomas 
T., min. of Foveran, who had been ordained 
assistant to preceding for seven years, was 
desired as min. by the parishioners, who 
objected to the appointment of John Mercer 
as " ane sawer of sedition," "ane bissie body 
in uther men's affairs," and "ane cauld 



gospeller, not giving edification to his flok." 
An appeal was made to the bishop, but at 
this point there occurs a considerable blank 
in the Presbytery Register. T. became 
schoolmaster of Ellon.] 

JOHN MERCER, second son of James 
161g M. of Newton, and brother of Robert 
M., min. of Ellon ; adm. to Methlick 
before 31st July 1595 ; was accused of 
absence from the Provincial Assembly, 23rd 
April 1601, for which he was ordered to 
pay four merks under pain of suspension ; 
signed the Protestation in favour of the 
Liberties of the Kirk 27th June 1617 ; pres. 
by the Principal and masters of King's 
College, Aberdeen, Oct. 1618; trans, and 
adm. between 13th April and 22nd Sept. 
1619 ; burgess of Aberdeen in 1631 ; was 
reported "long sick," 1st Feb. 1637, and died 
soon afterwards. A curious entry in the 
Presbytery Register for 1620 tells how 
M. was accused of witchcraft by Dame 
Agnes Gordon, who declared that the 
minister "was able, or pretended to be 
able, to discover a thief by making a cock 
crow beneath a cauldron." He marr. and 
had issue — Robert, M.A., schoolmaster of 
Ellon, min. of Mullaghbrack in Ireland, 
died in 1641, a martyr to the Protestant 
cause, together with his wife, leaving three 
children who were recommended for help 
by the Presb. 21st April 1642 and 19th Oct. 
1643; James, burgess of Perth and Aber- 
deen ; John, major in the army; William, 
went to Ireland, entered the Covenanting 
army and rose to lieutenant-colonel, and 
was also a poet; Margaret, who "went 
astray " with Patrick Smyth in Slains ; and 
others, 1620-6.— [Reid's Ireland, i., 329; 
Mair's Ellon, 105, 158, 361 ; Scots Notes and 
Queries, xii., 158.] 

WILLIAM MUSHET, pres. by 
le __ Principal and masters of King's 
College, Aberdeen, May 1638; 
appears to have embraced the cause of 
the Covenant unwillingly, as on 21st Sept. 
1640 he "with divers other ministers came 
in, recanted, and preached a penitential 
sermon " ; trans, to Hassendean 30th Dec. 
1664. 



202 



SLAINS AND FORVIE 



[PRESB. OF 



WILLIAM FRASER, MA. (King's 
1665 College, 1657); adm. before 20th 
Dec. 1665 ; was received into com- 
munion by a Committee of the General 
Assembly, but dem. 6th Oct. 1699 for fear, 
it is said, of deposition, being suspected 
with his son William (by a previous 
marriage), a licentiate, of causing the death 
by poison of Jean Gordon, his wife, in the 
previous Oct. The son lay unaccused for 
three months in Aberdeen jail, when he 
presented a petition for trial before the 
High Court of Justiciary 6th March 1699, 
but what followed does not appear. 
[Chambers's Domestic Annals, iii., 208-9 ; 
P. C. Dec, 6th March 1699; Aberdeen 
Journal Notes and Queries, i., 131.] 

ALEXANDER HOWART, chaplain in 
1701 the family of Sir William Keith of 
Ludquharn in 1696 ; called in Oct. 
1700; ord. 16th Jan. 1701; died between 
29th Sept. and 2Sth Oct. 1713 ; said to be 
subject " to epileptic fits and of great age." 
— [Mair's Presb. of Ellon, 323.] 

[WILLIAM LAW, intruded here.] 

JOHN FORBES, educated at Marischal 
1714 College, Aberdeen ; MA. (1704) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Ellon 19th Dec. 
1710; called jure devoluto 27th July 1714. 
His settlement was opposed by a crowd 
who wished William Law, deposed min. 
of Crimond, who had been pres. by three 
mins. of King's College, and had taken 
possession^ of the manse. The Presb. were 
denied access to the church, and proceeded 
to Logie, where F. was ord. 2nd Sept. 1714 ; 
he died 12th April 1732. He marr. Janet 
Forbes, who died 13th Sept. 1768, and had 
issue — Robert, served heir 16th Sept. 1749 ; 
Margaret, died at Aberdeen 17th Dec. 
1795 ; Helen (marr. 29th Feb. 1748, Francis 
Peacock, dancing master, Aberdeen). — 
{Aberdeen Tests. ; Services of Heirs; Mair's 
Ellon, 386.] 

THOMAS FORBES, called 20th Sept. 

1734 1 ^^ 3 ' P res ' ky sub-Principal and 
masters of King's College, Aberdeen ; 
ord. 9th Jan. 1734 ; trans, to Third Charge, 
Aberdeen, 15th June 1749. 



WILLIAM PATERSON, born 1707, son 
.„.„ of William P., tailor, Aberdeen ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen; M.A (1724); licen. by Presb. of 
Aberdeen 30th April 1735 ; pres. by the 
Principal and masters of King's College, 
Aberdeen, in July, and ord. 14th Dec. 1749; 
died 30th Aug. 1793. He marr. (1) 11th 
Dec. 1750, Margaret (died 19th May 1778), 
daugh. of Robert Abercrombie, bailie, 
Aberdeen : (2) 1st June 1780, Mary (died 
at Monquhitter 24th Nov. 1817), daugh. of 
William Johnston, Old Deer, and widow 
of William Farquhar, min. of First Charge, 
Aberdeen, and had issue — William, advo- 
cate, Aberdeen, born 10th June 1781, died 
4th March 1852. 

GEORGE PIRIE, born 1761, son of 
.„„. Robert P. of Salweythie; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (Feb. 1777); became tutor in the 
family at Broadlands ; licen. by Presb. of 
Deer 29th Aug. 1781; pres. by Colonel 
John Callendar of Westerton Dec. 1793 ; 
ord. 16th April 1794; D.D. (Marischal 
College, 1811); died 23rd Aug. 1826. He 
marr. 1st Oct. 1791, Mary (died 18th July 
1835), daugh. of Robert Forbes of Gask, and 
Ann, daugh. of Alexander Abernethy of 
Corskie, and had issue — William Robinson, 
born 31st Dec. 1792, died 6th Dec. 1800; 
Andrew Skene, born 15th March 1795 
(marr. 3rd June 1811, John Thomson of 
Burnhouse), died 15th Oct. 1815 ; Ann 
Abernethie, born 22nd Nov. 1799 (marr. 
31st Aug. 1841, Captain Munro, 10th 
Hussars) ; Elizabeth Margaret, born 21st 
Feb. 1S02, died at Aberdeen, 26th Oct. 
1S49; William Robinson, D.D., Principal 
of Aberdeen Univ., born 26th July 1804. 

GAVIN GIBB DUNN, born 1789, eighth 
1827 son °^ ^ "illiam D., farmer, Fintray ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. 
(1812) ; licen. by Presb. of Dunbarton 31st 
March 1815 ; pres. by Colonel Gordon of 
Cluny Nov. 1826 ; ord. 18th April 1827 ; 
died 20th July 1840. He marr. 16th Dec. 
1822, Elizabeth (died at Edinburgh, 20th 
Oct. 1865), daugh. of Henry Yansitar White, 
colonel, H.E.I.C.S. Publication — Account 
of the Parish (Xew Stat. Ace, xii.). 



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203 



JAMES RUST, born 1812, son of James 
1840 ^"' mer °hant, Woodside, Aberdeen, 
and Margaret Petrie ; educated at 
King's College Aberdeen ; MA. (1832) ; 
ord. 17th Dec. 1840; died 5th Nov. 1874. 
In 1855 he succeeded in raising from St 
Catherine's Dub one of the guns believed to 
have belonged to the St Catherine, a ship of 
the Spanish Armada, wrecked near Colliston 
in 1588. He marr. 31st Jan. 1856, Jane 
Janet (died 20th Feb. 1883), daugh. of Robert 
Scott, merchant, Leith, and had issue — Mar- 
garet, born 3rd Dec. 1856 ; Jane, born 29th 
July 1858 ; James, born 6th Nov. 1859, died 
7th July 1860 ; Elizabeth, born 26th April 
1861, died 30th Nov. 1863; Jessie, born 
6th June 1862; James, born 18th Sept. 
1863 ; Robert Scott, born 27th Dec. 1868 ; 
Williamson, born 5th May 1871. Publica- 
tions — Duty and Privilege in the Present 
Times (Aberdeen, 1861); Scottish Black 
Pain Shoivers of 1862 and 1863 (Edin- 
burgh, 1864); Druidism Exhumed (Edin- 
burgh, 1871).— [Pratt's Buchan, 23.] 

GEORGE GREIG, born Alpity, Arbuth- 
1875 nott, 16th June 1835, son of John G. 
and Elizabeth Burness ; educated at 
Kinneff School, Dr Tulloch's Academy, 
Aberdeen, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1855) ; licen. by Presb. of Fordoun in 1859; 
ord. chaplain to the Forces at Aberdeen 
in 1860 ; pres. by Sir William Forbes, 
Bart. ; adm. to this parish 11th March 
1875 ; died at Beechlea, Muthill, '9th Dec. 
1905. He marr. 15th July 1880, Susan 
Hector (died 3rd Feb. 1883), daugh. of John 
Leslie, min. of Udny, and had issue— John, 
born 28th May 1881, died 18th March 1882; 
Susan Hector Milne, born 10th Aug. 1882 
(marr. 15th April 1911, William Macfee 
Callan, Saltcoats). 

JOHN OGILVIE, born Keith, 22nd 
lg97 Nov. 1852, son of John O. and 
Elizabeth Whyte ; educated at Keith 
Grammar School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1875) ; licen. by Presb. of Abernethy 
in 1881 ; teacher at Finzean and Duthil ; 
ord. to Advie 3rd Aug. 1881 ; trans, to 
Burghead 9th March 1882 ; trans, to Wood- 
side, Aberdeen, 23rd July 1885 ; min. of 
united churches of Penrith and St Mary's, 



New South Wales, 1890-3; assistant to 
preceding; adm. (assistant and successor) 
8th Sept. 1897; died 4th Oct. 1920. He 
marr. 8th Aug. 1882, Mary Ann Munro, 
daugh. of Donald Menzies and Mary Ann 
Munro, and had issue — Elizabeth Margaret, 
born 30th Nov. 1883 (marr. Harry C. Ritchie, 
C.E., Leeds) ; William Donald, born 11th 
April, and died 15th July 1885 ; Ian, 
M.B.,Ch.B., Cheadle, Staffordshire; Mary; 
Charles, engineering student; Sidney, medi- 
cal student ; Ruby. Publication — " Parish 
of Slains and Forvie " (The Vale of Ythan) 
(Aberdeen, 1895). 

DAVID NORMAN MASSON, born 
1919 Westnil ls, Skene, 26th Sept. 1889, 
son of John |M., schoolmaster, and 
Mary Barron ; educated at Gordon's Col- 
lege and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1912), 
B.D. (1917) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
2nd May 1917 ; assistant at Newhills and 
Old Machar ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
19th Feb. 1919. Marr. 26th Sept. 1919, 
Margaret Isobel, daugh. of William Galletly 
Guthrie, min. of Glass. 

FORVIE. 

JOHN STEVENSON, parson in 1561, 
1561 " ane auld blind man." — [Comp. Coll. 
Gen. of Thirds, 1561.] 

JOHN STRACHAN, min., with Slains 
156 „ and Logie-Buchan also in the charge; 
trans, to Alford in 1569. 

ALEXANDER ARBUTHNOTT, 
1S6g removed from Logie-Buchan, hold- 
ing the office of Principal of King's 
College, Aberdeen, in conjunction, and 
receiving for stipend the third of the 
parsonage. 

TARVES. 

[The church of Tarves was dedicated to 
St Englat. It belonged to the Abbey of 
Arbroath. Near the church, built in 1798, 
is St Englat's Well, and in the River Ythan 
is St Englat's Ford. There was a chapel 
of St John within the bounds at Ythsie 
and chapels at Aquhorthies and Schivas.] 



204 



TARVES 



[PRESB. OF 



1593 



ALEXANDER OGILVIE, min. in 1567, 
1567 with Ellon, Methlick, and Fyvie also 
in his charge. 

THOMAS GARDYNE, natural son of 
Robert G. of Baltimore ; legitimated 
19th Nov. 1622; adm. to Fintray 
before 29th Feb. 1583; pres. to the vicarage 
by James VI. in 1593, and also to modified 
stipend 1st March 1616; became unable 
by age to discharge the duties of his office, 
and died between 28th March and 2nd Oct. 
1633. He marr. (1) Isobel Chalmers, who 
died 20th Nov. [no year given on tomb- 
stone], and had issue — Elizabeth (marr. 
George Mercer, advocate, Old Aberdeen) ; 
Agnes (marr., cont. 31st July 1596, John 
Mowat in Aquhorthies) : (2) (cont. 13th 
March 1620), Violet, daugh. of John Laing, 
burgess of Aberdeen. — [Reg. Mag. Sig., 
viii., 378; G. R. Inhib., 26th June 1620, 
15th March 1636 ; Reg. of Deeds, ccccviii., 
352; Aberdeen Sas., ii., 210; Aberdeen 
Sheriff-Court Records, ii., 359 ; Inq. Ret. 
Gen., 1769, 2000, 2001 ; Tombst. ; Aberdeen 
Sas. Sec. Reg., i., 184 ; Sas., iii., 164.] 



1632 



JAMES MOIR, educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1624); 
adm. (assistant) before 16th May 
1632 ; pres. (colleague) by Charles I. 28th 
March 1633; still min. 19th April 1659; 
died before Aug. 1661. He marr. Mary 
Forbes (who survived him and marr. (2) 
Alexander Garioch of Little Endowie), and 
had issue — William of Hilton, advocate, 
Edinburgh, 12th Feb. 1664, and principal 
clerk of Session ; Jean (marr. James Moir 
in Ferry hill.— [Aberdeen Sas., ii., 539, 541 ; 
G. R. Inhib., 11th March 1676 ; G. R. 
Homings, 23rd June 1669.] 



1662 



JOHN STRACHAN, M.A.; pres. by 
Earl of Panmure Aug. 1661 ; coll. 
and inst. 15th July 1662 ; trans, to 
Tron Parish, Edinburgh, and Chair of 
Divinity in Univ. there in 1683. 

GEORGE ANDERSON, trans, and 
adm. from Methlick 17th May 1683; 
trans, to Chair of Divinity, King's 
College, Aberdeen (q.v.), 10th Dec. 1704. 



1706 



WILLIAM FORBES, born 1668, third 
son of Sir Thomas F. of Waterton, 
and grand-nephew to the first Earl of 
Aberdeen; studied medicine M.D. (Pisa); 
returned home and graduated at King's 
College M.A. (21st June 1694); ord. to 
Leslie 30th April 1701 ; called 10th Feb., 
trans, and adm. 12th June 1706 ; died 21st 
Jan. 1738. He left 300 merks to the poor 
of the parish. He marr. Janet (born Jan. 
1675, died 13th April 1736), daugh. of 
James Gregory, Professor of Mathematics 
in Univ. of Edinburgh, inventor of the 
reflecting telescope, and had issue— James, 
physician, Aberdeen, born 4th Dec. 1701, 
died 19th July 1774 [his son William, a 
successful Aberdeen merchant, purchased 
the estate of Echt] ; John ; Thomas, born 
4th Jan. 1704; Helen, born 29th Aug. 
1705 (marr. John MTnnes, min. of Logie- 
Colstone; George; William, born 1713, 
died 22nd April 1731 ; Julia ; Katherine 
(marr. Oct. 1730, William Dyce, school- 
master at Selkirk) ; Jean (marr. Andrew 
Moir, min. of Towie) ; Susanna (marr. 
James Johnston, min. of Crimond) ; Mary, 
born 1713, died 21st Nov. 1743; Margaret, 
died May 1769; Ann, died April 1745.— 
[Aberdeen Tests.; Burke's Landed Gentry; 
Tombst.; Mair's Ellon, 296, 389; Echt- 
Forbes Charters, 177-80.] 

ALEXANDER HOWE, son of John H., 
min. of Birse, and brother of James 

1738 . 

H., min. of Newhills ; educated at 
Marischal College; ord. (assistant) at 
Methlick 12th April'1730; called 13th July, 
pres. by William, Earl of Aberdeen, trans, 
and adm. 18th Oct. 1738; died at Newhills 
(where he had gone to assist at the Com- 
munion) 3rd Sept. 1765. He marr. 20th 
Dec. 1739, Margaret Nicol, who died 21st 
Sept. 1778, and had issue — Margaret, born 
26th May 1742, died June 1774 ; Falconer 
(daugh.) born 15th Sept. 1747. Publication 
— Seventeen Select Sermons, chiefly on 
Sacramental Occasions (Aberdeen, 1770). — 
[Mair's Ellon, 389-92.] 

THOMAS MITCHELL, born 1718, son 
of William M., Inverallochy ; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
licen. by Presb. of Alford 17th March 1742 ; 



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205 



1794 



became missionary at Portsoy in 1750 ; ord. 
to Tarland 17th April 1755; pres. by George, 
Earl of Aberdeen, in Feb., trans, and adm. 
25th June 1766 ; died 10th May 1793. He 
marr. 9th Oct. 1766, Margery (died 3rd 
June 1805), daugh. of Donald Mackenzie 
of Dalmore [now Mar Lodge in Braemar], 
and had issue — Katherine, born 20th Nov. 
1767 (marr. 28th April 1798, George Pirie, 
merchant burgess, Aberdeen) ; George, 
born 6th March 1769 ; Alexander, born 
14th Aug., and died 11th Nov. 1771. Pub- 
lication — Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, v.). 

ALEXANDER KNOLLS, born Aber- 
deen, 1716, eldest son of George 
K., tailor ; educated at Marischal 
College, 1731-5; licen. by Presb. of Aber- 
deen 11th Nov. 1741 ; ord. to Methlick 
26th March 1746 ; pres. by George, Earl 
of Aberdeen, Oct. 1793; trans, and adm. 
12th Feb. 1794 (at the age of 78); died 
1st June 1801. He marr. 17th Jan. 1749, 
Mary (died 28th Nov. 1800, aged 79), daugh. 
of James Petrie, and had issue — George, 
born 26th Jan. 1750 ; James, born 6th 
March 1751 ; Alexander, born 18th Jan. 
1753 ; John, born 24th Feb. 1754, died in 
America Nov. 1802; Mary, born 16th April, 
and died 26th July 1756; William, born 
30th Oct. 1758; Peter, born 10th Aug. 
1761, died 16th Aug. 1768. Publication 
— Account of Methlick (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, iv.). 

DUNCAN MEARNS, pres. by George, 
__ „ Earl of Aberdeen, in Sept., and ord. 
(assistant and successor) 13th Nov. 
1799; dem. 16th May 1817 on being app. 
to Chair of Divinity, King's College, Aber- 
deen (q.v.). 

t ALEXANDER BLACK, M.A. ; pres. 

by George, Earl of Aberdeen, Nov. 

1817; ord. 1st April 1818; D.D. 
(Marischal College 1824); dem. 27th June 
1832, on being app. to Chair of Divinity, 
Marischal College, Aberdeen (q.v.). 

FRANCIS KNOX, born 1803, son of 
lg __ a farmer at Little Ythsie, in the 
parish, and Margaret Duncan ; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. 



1818 



(March 1822) ; became assistant school- 
master in this parish ; licen. by Presb. of 
Ellon 8th Dec. 1830; pres. by George 
Hamilton, Earl of Aberdeen, in Jan., and 
ord. 2nd May 1833 ; died unmarr. 7th Dec. 
1870. He was an accomplished scholar and 
an able and attractive preacher. Publi- 
cation — Account of the Parish (New Stat. 
Ace, xii.). — [Tombst.] 



1871 



JOHN PRINGLE, born Lambden, 
Greenlaw, Berwickshire, 8th Jan. 
1835, son of Alexander P., land 
steward, and Ann M'Call ; educated at 
Greenlaw School, Royal High School, and 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1862) ; school- 
master of Stobhill, 1853-5, and of Earlston, 
3rd Jan. 1855 to 11th Nov. 1856 ; licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh in 1864 ; missionary 
of Edinburgh University Missionary Asso- 
ciation in Old Kirk Parish, Edinburgh, 
1864-8 ; pres. by Countess Dowager of 
Aberdeen, and ord. 3rd Aug. 1871 ; dem. 
13th Oct. 1916; died at Aberdeen, 29th 
July 1919. He marr. (1) Dec. 1858, Mary 
Montgomerie Dick, who died 5th Oct. 
1902, and had issue — Alexander, min. of 
St Catherine's, Georgetown, Demerara, 
died 1897 ; Elizabeth ; John Montgomery, 
died 1st Nov. 1909; Ernest Edwin, M.B., 
in Canada ; Gordon, educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh, min. of Kincardine, New Bruns- 
wick ; Ann (marr. Marr, farmer, 

Uppermill) ; Frederick, veterinary surgeon, 
Ramsgate ; Arthur Maxwell Nicolson, 
M.B., Medical Officer of Health, Ipswich, 
born 17th Jan. 1872 : (2) 18th May 1904, 
Catherine (died 2nd Nov. 1919), daugh. 
of Alexander Gordon, farmer, Mains of 
Tolquhon, Tarves. 

ALEXANDER WOOD MACNAIR, 
191 _ born Greenock, 22nd Nov. 1879, 
son of Robert M. and Hamilton 
Wood ; educated at Holmscroft School 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Greenock May 1906 ; assistant at Kelvin- 
haugh and Strathbungo, Glasgow; ord. 
to Elchies 7th May 1912 ; trans, to Logie- 
Buchan 19th Dec. 1913 ; chaplain to Forces 
at Dieppe during European War; trans, 
and adm. 14th Feb. 1917. He marr. 14th 



206 



UDNY 



[PEESB. OF 



Aug. 1912, Joan Davidson Stuart Kerr, 
daugh. of George Duff Bruce and Jeannie 
Finlayson Stewart Kerr, and widow of 
A. Gibson Smith. 



UDNY. 

[The lands of Udny were of old included 
in the parish of Ellon. There was then 
a chapel of the Holy Trinity commonly 
called Christ's Kirk of Udny. By Act of 
Parliament passed on 19th Dec. 1597, the 
parish of Udny was erected and disjoined 
from Ellon, Logie-Buchan, Tarves, and 
Foveran. In 1605, a church of greater 
size to replace the chapel of the Holy 
Trinity was built at Udny. There were 
two other chapels within the bounds, St 
Mary's at Kingoodie and St Michael's 
at Tulligray. On our Lady Day in 
Harvest, a fair was held at Balnakettle in 
this parish. A new church built in 1821 
was renovated in 1883.] 

ROBEET MURRAY, "licened to read 
15g8 the word at the kirk of Udney," 
May 1598. 

THOMAS MITCHELL, adm. 25th 
1604 Ap r ^ 1604 ; trans, to Logie-Buchan 
after 20th Feb. 1622. 

THOMAS THOIRS' of Auquhorties, 
1623 a( ^ m - after 23rd July 1623; was a 
member of the Glasgow General 
Assembly in 1638 and left it, with 
several other mins., on 27th Nov., when 
the Commissioner (James, Marquess of 
Hamilton) arose and declined attendance 
on its proceedings. He was a great anti- 
Covenanter, fled to England, returned to 
Aberdeen 2nd June 1639, and finding he 
could do no better, 16th March 1641, 
"gladly swears and subscribes the Covenant, 
beginning his penitential sermons that he 
may be in peace." He was still min. 4th 
Oct. 1643, but is called late min. 24th July 
1655 ; adm. to Daviot (Garioch) March 
1661. 



WILLIAM KEITH of Lentush, trans, 
from Montkeggie (Keithhall) ; called 
unanimously Oct. 1653 ; was one of 
the commissioners app. by Parliament, 
22nd Feb. 1661, for visiting the Univ. of 
Aberdeen ; dem. after 8th June 1663 ; 
was adm. to St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, 
15th March 1666, and to the Chair of 
Divinity in the Univ. of Edinburgh (q.v.). 



GEORGE MELVILL, trans, from New 
Machar ; produced his presentation 
on 23rd Dec, and inst. 27th Dec. 
1663 ; trans, to Alford 16th Dec. 1668. 



1663 



1669 



WILLIAM IRVINE, son of Alex- 
ander I., min. of Longside ; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1658-62 ; recommended by the bishop and 
adm. June 1669; had sasine of the lands 
of Chapel-of-Westhall, and tenements of 
land in Old Aberdeen, 16th Jan. 1673; 
died (buried) 4th Nov. 1675.— [Reg. of 
Deeds, Mack, i30th Aug. 1687 ; Inq. Bet. 
Gen., 7919.] 



1676 



JOHN COCKBURN, coll. after 16th 
Feb., and inst. (amid considerable 
opposition) 21st May 1676; trans, 
to Old Deer before 7th Sept. 1681.— [Mair's 
Presb. of Ellon, 217.] 

ALEXANDER MYLNE, M.A., son of 
1682 J onn M., min. of Fetteresso ; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1667-71 ; was tutor to William, Lord Keith, 
afterwards Earl Marischal ; adm. 1st Jan. 
1682; died "a few days before Michael- 
mas" 1721, aged about 64. He marr. 
11th Jan. 1709, Agnes, daugh. of Robert 
Paterson, Principal of Marischal College, 
Aberdeen ; she survived him, and had 
issue— Elizabeth, died April 1731.— [Mair's 
Presb. of Ellon, 346.] 

ROBERT INNES of Cotts, Moray, 

1722 k° rn a ^ out 1697 > son °^ P atr i c k !■> 
Drumhead of Belhelvie; educated 

at Marischal College, 1700-4 ; licen. by 

Presb. of Aberdeen 30th Aug. 1721 ; pres. 

by James Udny, advocate, Aberdeen, in 

Feb., and ord. 25th April 1722 ; died 20th 



ELLON] 



UDNY 



207 



July 1755. He niarr. (1) 23rd April 1724, 
Elizabeth Gordon, and had issue — Eliza- 
beth ; Ann (marr. cont. 24th Jan. 1757, 
David Stephenson, licentiate, Aberdeen) ; 
Marjory, born 14th July 1731 ; James, 
merchant, Aberdeen, born 5th Nov. 1736 ; 
George, born 31st Aug. 1740: (2) 17th 
Nov. 1746, Janet (died 23rd Feb. 1750), 
daugh. of Thomas Strachan, bailie of 
Aberdeen. — [Elgin Sas., vii., 28 ; Mair's 
Presb. of Ellon, 345.] 

JOHN FORBES, born 1731, son of 
17S6 George F., schoolmaster, Foveran ; 
educated at Marischal College, 
1745-9 ; became schoolmaster of Foveran ; 
licen. by Presb. of Ellon 1st Oct. 1755 ; 
pres. by Alexander Udny of that ilk in 
Jan., and ord. 7th April 1756; died 22nd 
April 1763. He marr. 17th Nov. 1757, 
Mary Seton, who died 18th Feb. 1809, 
and had issue— Katherine, born 19th Sept. 
1758; Jean, born 24th April 1760, died 
15th April 1764 ; William, born 18th Sept. 
1761. 

GEORGE ADAM [or ADAMS], pres. 

1764 ^ Alexander Udny of that ilk 

Sept. 1763; ord. 28th March 1764; 

trans, to Kintore 10th June 1767.— [Mair's 

Presb. of Ellon, 395.] 

JOHN ROSE, born 1747, son of George 
1768 ^"' goldsmith and burgess, Aberdeen, 
and Christian, daugh. of the Hon. 
Archibald Forbes of Putachie ; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1764); licen. by Presb. of Ellon 24th 
June 1767; pres. by Alexander Udny 
of that ilk Oct. 1767; ord. 30th March 
1768; died 17th Nov. 1812. He marr. 
(1) 22nd Jan. 1773, Grace (died 29th June 
1793, aged 51), daugh. of Lewis Reid, 
min. of Strachan, and had issue — George, 
surgeon, Coldstream Guards, born 10th 
Nov. 1773, died of wounds at Aboukir, 
Egypt, 25th May 1801 ; Lewis, M.A., 
usher in Gordon's Hospital, Aberdeen, 
born 27th March 1775, died 7th Dec. 1792 ; 
James, M.A., born 7th Dec. 1776, died 24th 
May 1792 ; Alexander, born 26th June 
1778, died 26th Dec. 1799 ; John, Ceylon 
Civil Service, born 25th April 1780 ; 



Thomas, surgeon, London, born 30th Jan. 
1782, died 1828 ; Robert, captain 2nd 
Bombay Cavalry, born 19th Nov. 1783, 
died at Surat, 28th Aug. 1827; Janet 
(twin), born 19th Nov. 1783, died 8th July 
1798 : (2) 3rd Feb. 1795, Anne (died 19th 
Oct. 1817, aged 56), daugh. of John Mair, 
min. of Rayne, widow of William Forsyth, 
and had issue — James, born 1st Nov. 1795 ; 
Mary Ann, born 23rd Dec. 1800 (marr. 
James Torrie, M.D.), died June 1825 ; and 
two others, who died in infancy. Publica- 
tion — Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, iv.). 

JOHN LESLIE {primus), born 1776, 
181 _ son of Andrew L., Keith ; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1795-8; schoolmaster of Grange; tutor at 
Esslemont House ; licen. by Presb. of 
Ellon 1st May 1805 ; pres. by commissioner 
for John Robert Fullerton Udny of Udny 
in May, and ord. 15th Sept. 1813; died 
unmarr. 1st Nov. 1849. Publication — 
Account of the Parish {New Stat. Ace. 
xii.). 

JOHN LESLIE {secundus), born Upper 
lg50 Forgie, Keith, 10th Dec. 1817, son 
of Robert L., farmer, and Isobel 
Sellar, and nephew of preceding ; edu- 
cated at Udny Academy ; Grammar School, 
Old Aberdeen, and King's College; M.A. 
(1835) ; licen. by Presb. of Ellon 7th May 
1846 ; pres. by John Robert Fullerton Udny 
of that ilk ; ord. 16th Aug. 1850 ; died 15th 
July 1875. He marr. 2nd Sept. 1852, Ann 
(died 28th Feb. 1862, aged 30), daugh. of 
John Hector, farmer, Mains of Pittrichie, 
and Susan Milne, and had issue — Susan 
Hector, born 12th June 1853 (marr. George 
Greig, min. of Slains) ; Annabella, born 
5th March 1855 (marr. Alexander Mac- 
kenzie, min. of Coull) ; John, student in 
Arts, Aberdeen, born 4th May 1857, died 
9th June 1876 ; Alexander Milne of Pitt- 
richie, born 1st March 1859 ; Barbara 
Janet, born 23rd Dec. 1861. 

ALEXANDER SPENCE, born Kings- 

1817 „ barns, Fife, 10th Jan. 1846, son of 

David S. and Eliza Scott ; educated 

at Kingsbarns School, Normal College, 



208 



UDXY 



[PRESB. OF ELLON 



Edinburgh, and Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1871); licen. by Presb. of St 
Andrews 25th June 1874 ; assistant at 
Tron Parish, Edinburgh; ord. 25th Feb. 
1876; D.D. (St Andrews 1910); clerk of 
Presb. 1880-1923 ; died at Cults 12th March 
1925. He marr. 15th June 1876, Agnes, 
third daugh. of John Barclay of Bander- 
stone, Kingsbarns, Fife, and Agnes Morton, 
and had issue — Agnes Morton Barclay, 
born 12th Nov. 1878 (marr. 15th Dec. 
1915, Harold Edgar Smith, M.B., Ch.B., 
captain B.A.M.C, ophthalmic surgeon, 
Aberdeen) ; David, Ph.D. (Jena), Vice- 
President, General Director in the Nor- 
walk Tyre and Bubber Co., U.S.A., born 
26th Sept. 1881 ; Eliza Barclay, born 7th 



May 1883 ; Johanna, M.A. (Aberdeen), 
born 10th Nov. 1884. Publication— School 
Song " Blue Bells of Scotland," and several 
occasional pieces. 



1923 



BOBEBT WILSON, born 20th Aug. 
1892, son of William Wallace W., 
min. of Savoch ; educated at Bobert 
Gordon's College and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1919) ; B.D. (1921) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Deer 9th July 1920 ; assistant at West 
Parish, Aberdeen ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 10th Jan. 1923. Marr. 4th 
April 1923, Elsie Spence, daugh. of John 
and Annie Spence Bae, and has issue — 
Margaret Montgomery, born 25th Dec. 
1923. 



PRESBYTERY OF DEER 

[In 1581 the General Assembly proposed to take action for the erection of a Presbytery 
at Crimond in Buchan. The Register of this Presbytery, however, does not begin till 
30th Dec. 1602. There are gaps in the Eecord from June 1621 to 8th Nov. 1649, from 
3rd April 1660 to 16th April 1710, and from Jan. to Sept. 1773. On 15th May 1621 the 
seat of the Court was transferred from Crimond to Deer.] 



ABERDOUR. 

[St Drostan established his mission at 
Aberdour in or about the year 580. In 
later times the parish church was dedi- 
cated to him. Aberdour was a prebend of 
Aberdeen. The old church, still standing 
in the churchyard, is an interesting ruin. 
There were in the parish Wells of St 
Drostan and St John. There is a mission 
chapel within the bounds at Auchmedden, 
where, at Chapelden, a chapel stood in 
pre-Reformation times.] 

JOHN EAMSAY, pres. by Sir John 

Borthwick as min. at Aberdour and 
1560 T y rie . died before 28th Feb _ 1567 . 8j 

when his brothers Robert, Archibald, 
George, William, and Alexander were 
appointed executors. — ]_Edin. Commiss. 
Bee. Dec, ii., 353.] 

DAVID HOWESON, adm. to Kin- 
edward Nov. 1570 : trans, to Gamrie 
before 1574; trans, to Philorth in 
1576, holding this parish in his charge 
throughout ; was parson also of Tyrie in 
1583; pres. to the parsonage and vicarage 
by James VI. 9th July 1597, when he 
returned here; died in 1611. He marr. 
and had issue — John, min. of Tyrie. 

ALEXANDER RAMSAY, schoolmaster 
1574 and reader, 1574-1613. 

ROBERT CARNEGIE, called parson 
1583 in 1583. 



GEORGE CLARK, educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1611); 
pres. by Sir John Forbes of Pitsligo 
28th Nov. 1613; entered 20th Feb. 1614; 
died 18th Aug. 1644, aged about 53. He 
marr. Jane, daugh. of William Ogston, in 
Turriff, and had issue— George ; William ; 
Christian (marr. Patrick Chalmers) ; Mar- 
garet (marr., cont. 12th June 1668, Thomas 
Law of Newton of Balvenie) ; Jean (marr. 
Alexander Galloway, goldsmith, Aberdeen). 
— [Tornbst. ; G. B. Inhib., 25th Feb. 1662, 
18th Nov. 1662, 16th June 1674; Banff 
Sas., ii., 79 ; Aberdeen Sas., iv., 290; Errol 
Charters, 12th May 1681.] 

NATHANIEL MARTIN, adm. before 

18th June 1646, when he had a 

recommendation by the Synod for 

the vacant stipends of Aberdeen ; member 

of Commission of Assembly in 1648 ; trans. 

to Peterhead 12th May 1650. 

WILLIAM RAMSAY, educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1644) ; 
was a probationer within the bounds 
of the Presb. ; adm. 2nd Jan. 1651. Joined 
the Protesters that year ; deprived by Act 
of Parliament 11th June and 1st Oct. 
1662 ; restored by Act of Parliament 25th 
April 1690 ; died 31st Dec. that year, aged 
about 67. He marr. and had issue — Anna 
(marr. George Forbes, Tyrie). — [Tombst. ; 
Pratt's Buchan, 30 ; Cramond's Church of 
Aberdour, 47.] 

ALEXANDER REYNOLD [RONALD], 
third son of Alexander R., burgess of 
Montrose; educated at King's Col- 
lege, Aberdeen ; was a licentiate in the 



1651 



VOL. VI. 



210 



ABERDOUR 



[PKESB. OF 



1691 



1697 



Presb. of Arbroath ; adm. 17th Sept. 1665 ; 
deprived by Act of Parliament, 25th April 
1690, restoring Presbyterian ministers. He 
resided in the neighbourhood but did not 
officiate; died 9th Aug. 1691, aged about 57. 
He marr. Margaret (died 28th May 1695), 
daugh. of John Forbes of Pitnacadel. — 
[Tombst. ; Lumsden's House of Forbes, 38 ; 
G. R. Inhib., 7th Sept. 1672.] 

WILLIAM RAMSAY, above men- 
1690 tioned. 

JOHN WHITE [WHYTT], formerly of 
Ballantrae ; called and settled Sept. 
1691, but there was no Presb. to 
admit him ; dep. " for cursing " in 1694. — 
[P. G. Acta, 27th June 1692.] 

JAMES BROWN, born 1662 ; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (21st 
July 1687); became chaplain to the 
laird of Culterallers ; licen. by Presb. of 
Peebles and Biggar 11th Oct. 1687 ; ord. to 
Kilbucho 5th June 1690 ; trans, to Walston 
24th Sept. 1691 ; re-trans, to Kilbucho 23rd 
Sept. 1696 ; trans, and adm. 26th Aug. 
1697; died 31st July 1732. He marr. 
13th May 1703, Margaret, daugh. of James 
Forbes of Pitnacadel, and had issue — John, 
min. of Longside. — [Tombst. ; Macfarlane's 
Geneal. Coll., ii., 233.] 

JAMES TURING, bapt. 28th Oct. 1709, 
son of Sir John T., min. of Drum- 
blade ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen, 1723-7 ; licen. by Presb. of Turriff 
3rd Nov. 1731 ; pres. by Samuel Forbes of 
Knapernay Nov. 1732; ord. by a Committee 
of Synod 21st Sept. 1733; committed 
suicide by hanging himself in a room of 
the manse 19th Oct. that year. His 
settlement was violently opposed by the 
parishioners. Tradition avers that five 
individuals specially blameworthy all met 
violent deaths before five years elapsed. 

THOMAS ANDERSON, born 29th 
Jan. 1710, son of James A., min. 
of Rathen ; educated at King's Col- 
lege, Aberdeen; M.A. (1728); licen. by 
Presb. of Deer 19th June 1733; called by 
the Presb. jure devoluto 23rd, and ord. 
24th April 1734 ; died 16th Nov. 1765. He 



1733 



1734 



marr. 28th Nov. 1734, Agnes (died 3rd 
May 1786), daugh. of Alexander Auchen- 
leck, min. of Fraserburgh, and had issue — 
James, born 9th Nov. 1735, died at St 
Croix, 13th Feb. 1759; Elizabeth, born 
31st Dec. 1736, died 14th Nov. 1759; Anna, 
born 23rd Feb. 1738, died 26th June 1755 ; 
Margaret, born 12th Dec. 1739, died 3rd 
Nov. 1777 ; Mary, born 19th April 1741 ; 
Alexander, born 8th July 1742, died 22nd 
Jan. 1744; Samuel, born 25th Feb. 1744, 
died 3rd June 1745 ; Thomas, born 30th 
April 1745, died 20th Feb. 1746; William, 
min. of St Fergus, born 9th Nov. 1746; 
Agnes, born 4th April 1750 (marr. Andrew 
Youngson, min. of this parish) ; Christian, 
born 7th April 1752, died 28th Jan. 1753 ; 
Magdalen, born 10th Aug. 1753, died 11th 
April 1756. — [Genealogies of an Aberdeen 
Family, 82 ; Tombst.] 

ANDREW YOUNGSON, born New 
Deer, 1727 ; educated at King's Col- 
1 lege, Aberdeen; M.A. (11th March 

1747); licen. by Presb. of Deer 20th Feb. 
1754; ord. by Presb. of Fordyce missionary 
at Enzie 6th May 1761 ; pres. by Alexander 
Gordon of Aberdour in April, and adm. 
here 2nd July 1766 ; died after a long and 
painful illness 15th June 1809. He marr. 
(1) 15th May 1764, Mary (died 21st May 
1770), daugh. of William Taylor, min. of 
New Deer, and had issue — Christian, born 
17th May 1765; Alexander, W.S., born 
15th April 1766, died 24th Feb. 1849 ; 
William, born 1st Jan. 1768, died while a 
student at Mariscbal College 10th March 
1785 : (2) 17th Feb. 1780, Agnes (died 22nd 
May 1825), daugh. of Thomas Anderson, 
min. of this parish, and had issue — James, 
born 4th Dec. 1780, died young; Agnes 
Margaret, born 17th Feb. 1783 (marr. Alex- 
ander Simpson, min. of Strichen); Thomas, 
major 48th Madras Infantry, born 28th 
Aug. 1784, died 26th Oct. 1839; Andrew, 
born 4th July 1786. Publication — Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xii.). 

GEORGE GARDINER, born 16th Feb. 
1810 1 ^ 82 > son °f John G., Smithston, 
Rhynie, and Isabel Thomson ; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 



deer] 



ABERDOUR— ARDALLIE— BLACKHILL 



211 



M.A. (31st March 1801) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Kincardine O'Neil 25th Sept. 1805; pres. 
by William Gordon of Aberdour Dec. 1809 ; 
ord. 20th March 1810; died unmarr. 30th 
Jan. 1857. Publications — Answer to the 
Remarks by the Procurator and Agent for 
the Church : or, An Abstract of the Law 
Proceedings in the Case of the Manse of 
Aberdour (Aberdeen, 1823); Account of 
the Parish (Neiv Stat. Ace, xii.). — [Aberdeen- 
shire Epitaphs, 159.] 

JAMES WILSON, born Gamrie, 24th 
18gl7 Sept. 1821, son of Andrew W., ship- 
master, and Margaret West ; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(March 1841) ; schoolmaster at Cairney, 
1844-52 ; ord. to Savoch of Deer 12th Feb. 
1852; trans, and adm. 11th June 1857; 
died 3rd Aug. 1883. He marr. 13th June 
1854, Isabella (died 6th July 1895), daugh. 
of James Welsh, min. of New Deer. — 
[Aberdeenshire Epitaphs and Inscriptions, 
418.] 

CHAELES BIENIE, born Boharm, 
1884 23rd May 1853, son of William 
B., farmer, Belnagarrow, Boharm, 
and Helen Kemp ; educated at Maggie- 
knockater and Keith Schools, and Univ. 
of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1875) ; became school- 
master of Bayne in 1875, and of Auchter- 
less, 1878-80 ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
May 1883; ord. 9th Jan. 1884; died at 
Glasgow, 10th Nov. 1919. He marr. 26th 
Sept. 1877, Katherine (died 28th Dec. 
1920), daugh. of Alexander Alexander, 
advocate, and Procurator-Fiscal, Aberdeen, 
and Isabella Laurie, and had issue— Harry 
Charles, D.S.O., lieut.-commander, B.N., 
officer on B.M.S. Mauretania, born 1st 
Oct. 1882 ; Alice Isabella, born 27th Sept. 
1884; Walter Gregor, manager, Siliawan 
rubber plantation, Lower Perak. 

ALEXANDER GODSMAN CATTO, 
1920 k orn New Pitsligo, 14th Dec. 1883, 
son of John O, min. of Fintray ; 
educated at Gordon's College and Univ. of 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1905), B.D. (1908) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Aberdeen May 1908 ; assistant 
at St Leonard's, Perth ; ord. to Inver- 
keithny 4th Feb. 1910; trans, and adm. 



17th May 1920. Marr. 12th Aug. 1920, 
Elizabeth Kate, daugh. of John Macleod, 
and has issue — Eoin Macleod, born 30th 
Sept. 1921 ; Alexander Forbes, born 13th 
June 1923. 

ARDALLIE (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Ardallie was disjoined 
from Deer, Longside, Ellon, and Cruden 
on 11th July 1862. The erection of Ardallie 
was largely the work of William Yeats of 
Auquharney, and John Morrison, M.A., 
min. of Old Deer. Tablets to both these 
benefactors are in the church.] 

- WILLIAM BUBGESS, born 1829, son 
_„„ of James B., farmer, Rathven ; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen; M.A. (1858); became schoolmaster 
at Inveraven and at Boharm ; ord. 16th 
June 1859 ; adm. first min. of this parish 
in 1862; died unmarr. 10th Nov. 1889.— 
[Mackay's Cruden and its Ministers, 105 ; 
Bee's Schoolmasters of Eoharm.J 

JAMES COUTTS, M.A. ; adm. 20th 
March 1890 ; trans, to Wormit 17th 



1890 



May 1909. 



ROBERT CAMPBELL MARSHALL, 
1909 k° rn Crieff, 1877, son of John M., 
medical practitioner, and Jane Mary- 
Campbell ; educated at Daniel Stewart's 
College and Univs. of Aberdeen and Edin- 
burgh ; M.A. (1901); licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh Sept. 1906; ord. 26th Aug. 
1909. Marr. 29th June 1911, Helen Gray, 
daugh. of Lawrence Anderson, farmer, 
and Jean Robertson, and has issue — Hilda 
Margaret, born 7th April 1918. 



BLACKHILL (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Blackhill was disjoined 
from Peterhead, Longside, and Cruden on 
13th Jan. 1879.] 

GEORGE THOMSON, born 1824, 

1872 son °^ Andrew T., wood merchant, 

Banchory - Ternan, and Marjorie 

Dove ; educated at Univ. of Aberdeen ; 

M.A. (1850); ord. 15th Aug. 1872; adm. 



212 



BLACKHILL— BODDAM— CRIMOND 



[PRESB. OF 



first niin. of this parish 17th Jan. 1879 ; 
died 16th Nov. 1899. He marr. 24th June 
1874, Sarah (died 20th Feb. 1913, aged 78), 
daugh. of Andrew Lyon, mate, and Sarah 
Penny, and had issue — Andrew Bald, min. 
of Dairy, born 29th May 1880. 

CHARLES SCOTT BURDON, adm. 
lgo 26th April 1900; trans, to Lundie 
and Fowlis 21st April 1910. 

ALEXANDER BLACK, born Cruden, 
lgl0 9th March 1857, son of Alexander B. 
and Anne Adie ; educated at Univ. 
of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1883) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen May 1884 ; assistant at St 
George's-in-the-West, Aberdeen, 1882 ; ord. 
to Lowick Feb. 1905 ; trans, and adm. 27th 
Sept. 1910. Marr. Nov. 1899, Jean, daugh. 
of John Russell, min. of Leslie, and has 
issue — Aileen, born 21st Nov. 1900; Gordon, 
born 21st May 1906. 

BODDAM (Q.S.). 

[A chapel was built here in 1865. The 
parish of Boddam was disjoined from Peter- 
head and Cruden on 14th March 1881.] 

CLARK NAIRN STABLES, born Old 
Machar, about 1828, son of Adam S., 
Convener of the Incorporated Trades, 

Aberdeen, and Janet Nairn ; educated at 

King's College, Aberdeen; M.A.(1848); licen. 

by Presb. of Aberdeen; ord. in 1865; dem. 

in 1876 ; died at Inverurie 18th Aug. 1881. 

ALEXANDER SPARK, ord. 17th Oct. 
1R77 1877 ; adm. first min. of this parish 
30th March 1881 ; trans, to Rousay. 
Orkney, 22nd Sept. 1885. 

WILLIAM GEORGE GREEN 
M'LEAN, trans, from Poolewe and 
adm. 11th March 1886 ; trans, to 
Cullen 14th Feb. 1901. 

WILLIAM M'HARDY, born Strathdon, 
20th Jan. 1862, son of James M. 
and Margaret Smith ; educated at 

Grammar School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 

M.A. (1883), B.D. (1886) ; licen. by Presb. 

of Aberdeen May 1886 ; assistant at Peter- 

culter, Lossiemouth and Coats ; ord. 28th 

June 1901. 



1901 



CRIMOND. 

[The parish of Crimond was a prebend 
of Aberdeen. A church built or repaired 
in 1576 is now a ruin. The present edifice, 
erected in 1812, was considerably renovated 
in 1895. In the west end is a steeple con- 
taining a clock gifted by James Laing of 
Haddo and Streatham Hill, Surrey, a 
native of the parish. The site is about 
half a mile from the older building.] 

GEORGE NESBIT, reader, 1567 to 1573. 
lg67 He was probably the father or grand- 
father of William N, who died 17th 
Feb. 1697, and whose epitaph is in the 
inside wall of the old church. 

ARCHIBALD KEITH, brother 
1573 of William K. of Ludquharn; adm. 
to Logie, Fife, 1562 ; trans, to 
Longley [St Fergus], 1567, with this parish 
also in the charge; trans, to Peterugie 
in 1571 ; trans, here and pres. to the 
vicarage by James VI. 19th Aug. 1573; 
in 1574 Longley, Peterugie, and Cruden 
were in the charge ; removed to Longley 
between 1580 and 1585, but returned about 
1591 ; died before 25th Feb. 1595. He 
marr. Margaret Stewart, and had issue — 
Samuel and George, charged with malicious 
and deadly designs against the lieges of 
Buchan and Mearns in 1586. — [Aberdeen 
Sheriff-Court Becords, ii., 67 ; Aberdeen 
Hornings, iii., 55, 59, 78 ; Beg. of Deeds, 
ccxxv., 24th June 1614; Antiquities of 
Aberdeen and Banff, iv., 640.] 

GEORGE CHALMER, adm. before 

1596 1596 ; appears to have acted, 1597-8, 
for Robert Howie, min. of Aberdeen; 

was a regent in Marischal College; trans, 
to Botarie [Cairney] before 1599. 

JOHN GORDON, second son of Alex- 

1597 an( ^ er *-*• °f Lesmoir, and Anne, 
daugh. of Alexander Forbes of 

Pitsligo ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (7th Aug. 1594); adm. before 30th 
Nov. 1597, when he had a manse and 
glebe designated; still min. 24th March 
1621. He joined Sir Alexander Fraser of 
Philorth in his scheme of establishing a 



deer] 



CRIMOND 



213 



Univ. at Fraserburgh. — [Douglas's Baron- 
age, 31 ; Laing's Donean Tourist, 231 ; 
Aberdeen Homings, iii., 55.] 

WILLIAM HAY (primus), second 
1628 son °^ -Alexander H. ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1623) ; adm. before 15th Nov. 1628 ; 
burgess of Aberdeen 18th Feb. 1635 ; died 
May 1653. He marr. and had issue — John 
of Crimonmogate, apprenticed to John 
Eonnold, merchant, Aberdeen, 11th Dec. 
1644 ; William, min. of this parish ; Janet 
(marr., cont. 11th Jan. 1661, William, eldest 
son of John Hay of Cairnclobe) ; Christian 
(marr., cont. 20th Dec. 1648, William 
Mushet, min. of Slains); Alexander; 
Francis, apprenticed to Thomas Noble, 
merchant, Edinburgh, 2nd July 1662. — 
[Aberdeenshire Sheriff-Court Records, ii., 
313; Slains Charters, 16th April 1646; 
Banff Sas., 1629; Inq. Bet. Aberdeen, 346; 
Aberdeen Sas., i. 69, v. 323, 349, vi. 546.] 

WILLIAM HAY (secundus) of Crimon- 
1655 mogate [which was sold in 1721], 
son of preceding ; served heir 14th 
July 1658 ; brought testimonials from 
universities and churches in France, Univ. 
of Saumur, and the Session of Kussificald, 
where he had studied eight years'; adm. by a 
Committee of Synod after 19th Oct. 1655 ; 
pres. by Gilbert, Earl of Errol ; coll. in 1662. 
He acquired the lands of Earnhill. In 1661 
he sued Nathaniel Martin, min. of Peter- 
head, for intruding John Stewart in his 
place and uplifting the stipend for three 
years ; died Feb. 1699. He marr. (cont. 
2nd Sept. 1661) Margaret, daugh. of Peter 
Meldrum of Thomastoun, and widow of 
James Kamsay of Melrose, and had issue — 
John, his heir; William of Crimonmogate; 
and probably Thomas. — [Jnq. Bet. Aberdeen, 
346; Nisbet's Heraldry, i., 188; Aberdeen- 
shire Poll-Book, ii., 29; Aberdeen Sas., i., 
172 ; P. C. Beg., 3rd ser., i., 22, 23, 86, 87, 
555.] 

[JOHN STEWART, elder son of Walter 
1655 ^' °^ Bogton of Carnowsie, Forglen ; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen; M.A. (1649); licen. by Presb. of 



Deer 5th April 1654 ; called by the Presb. 
(Protesters) jure devoluto 9th Nov., and 
adm. at Deer 10th April 1655. The Synod, 
22nd Oct. 1657, declared him "an un- 
paralleled intruder at Crimond," and on 
account of his misrepresentations to Crom- 
well and the civil judicatures, deposed 
him Oct. 1658, but the Protesters refused 
to remove him. He dem. 20th April 1660 
and preached occasionally at conventicles, 
for which he was examined before a Com- 
mittee of the Privy Council, 2nd Feb. 1685, 
when he stated that he had not officiated 
in the parish church for eighteen or nine- 
teen years, but only in his own and private 
houses. For this he was banished from His 
Majesty's dominions and sent a prisoner 
to Edinburgh Tolbooth. From there he 
was removed to the Bass and confined till 
his liberation 21st June 1686. Afterwards 
min. at Elgin and at Urquhart (Elgin). 
He marr. (cont. 13th Oct. 1657) Christian, 
daugh. of John Arbuthnot of Cairnegall, 
and had issue — Mary (marr. Alexander 
Forbes, min. of Dyke); Elizabeth.]— [The 
Bass Bock, 373 ; Banff Sas., viii., 120.] 



THOMAS HAY, probably son of 
William H. above mentioned ; adm. 
before 1st April 1696. He was 
marr. — [Aberdeenshire Poll-Book, ii., 44.] 



1696 



1701 



WILLIAM LAW, became schoolmaster 
of Strichen 5th Oct. 1679 and a 
preacher under Episcopacy ; licen. 
by Presb. of Aberdeen 6th Feb. 1695 ; ord. 
to Glenbuchat 4th Nov. 1697 ; called 26th 
Jan., trans, and adm. 26th March 1701 ; 
suspended by the Synod for teaching " that 
virtue was more natural to the human mind 
than vice," but this sentence was cancelled 
next day. He demitted and set up an 
Episcopal meeting-house before 5th Oct. 
1710, accepting ordination from the bishop. 
He afterwards removed to Aberdeen and 
was deposed by Presb. of Ellon 29 th May 
1717 for intruding at Slains. 



JAMES LESLIE, M.A. ; called by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 11th Jan., and 
ord. 24th Feb. 1709; trans, to St 
Fergus 1st Oct. 1729. 



1709 



214 



CRIMOND 



[PKESB. OF 



17SO 



WILLIAM HAY (tertius); pres. by- 
Andrew Hay of Montblairie in April, 
and ord. (by Presb. with corres- 
pondents appointed by Commission of 
Assembly) 22nd Oct. 1730; trans, to Cruden 
23rd Nov. 1743. 



GEORGE BARTLET, trans, from 
Footdee ; pres. by Thomas Buchan 
of Auchmacoy in May, and adm. 9th 

Aug. 1744; trans, to Second Charge, Old 

Machar, 27th June 1747. 



1744 



1748 



JAMES JOHNSTON, born 1714, 
brother of William J., min. of 
Monquhitter ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (28th March 1734) ; 
pres. by Thomas Buchan of Auchmacoy 
Oct. 1747; ord. 4th Feb. 1748; died 9th 
March 1796. He founded two bursaries at 
King's College and left £100 to the Society 
for Propagating Christian Knowledge. He 
marr. 11th June 1751, Susanna (died at 
Aberdeen, 27th Dec. 1799), daugh. of 
William Forbes, min. of Tarves. 



1797 



WILLIAM BOYD, born 1760, son of 
AVilliam B., Turriff; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1779); became schoolmaster of Turriff; 
licen. by Presb. there 17th Feb. 1796 ; pres. 
by the trustee for the creditors of James, 
Earl of Errol, Aug. 1796 ; ord. 23rd March 
1797; died 28th April 1839. He marr. 21st 
April 1791, Janet (died 2nd Sept. 1846, 
aged SO), daugh. of Robert Mackie, skinner 
and deacon of the Incorporated Trades, 
Aberdeen, and had issue — Penelope, born 
21st Jan. 1792, died 18th April 1874; 
Robert, planter, Java, born 4th March 
1793 ; George Hay, born 19th June 1796 ; 
William, M.A., born 17th March 1799, died 
11th Aug. 1820 ; Isabel, born 11th Aug. 
1802 (marr. Donald Mackay, Free Church 
min., Echt); Alexander, min. of this parish. 

ALEXANDER BOYD, born 11th March 

1810, son of preceding; educated at 

Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 

(1828) ; ord. 1st Jan. 1840 ; died 22nd Aug. 

1854. He marr. 4th Sept. 1851, Christian 

(died 27th Nov. 1884), only daugh. of Alex- 



ander Fraser, M.D., of Sheddocksley, and 
had issue — Christina Penelope, born 13th 
Sept. 1852 ; Jessie, born 27th Dec. 1853. 

ALEXANDER IRVINE, born Old 
Aberdeen, 1805, son of Alexander 
I., merchant, Aberdeen ; educated 
at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (March 
1822); licen. by Presb. there 4th May 
1826 ; ord. to Dunnottar 20th Sept. 1827 ; 
trans, to Peterhead 4th July 1844 ; trans, 
and adm. 29th March 1855 ; D.D. (Aber- 
deen, 8th March 1873); died 12th Jan. 
1884. He marr. 18th Oct. 1827, Jessie 
(died at Lonmay, 27th April 1888, aged 83), 
daugh. of Peter Nicol, Aberdeen, and had 
issue — Archibald Kennedy, M.D., Glasgow, 
born 2nd Aug. 1828, died 2nd July 1903; 
Anne Barbara, born 4th June 1830, died 
at Moffat, 12th Feb. 1924; Patrick, solicitor, 
Peterhead, born 2nd March 1832; Alex- 
ander, commander B.I.S.N. Co. Service, 
born 28th April 1834 ; Jessie Seymour, 
born 26th July 1836, died 2nd Sept. 1887 ; 
George Nicol, M.D., Glasgow, born 17th 
March 1840 ; Mary Jane, born 5th July 
1842 ; Thomas James, born 13th June 
1846. 

JOHN CALDER, born Durris, 11th Jan. 
1R _ 1849, son of John C, farmer, Inch- 
loan, Durris, and Helen Hogg ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1871) ; 
assistant to Professor of Humanity, Aber- 
deen ; ord. (assistant and successor) 14th 
July 1880 ; died 9th Feb. 1909. He marr. 
26th Sept. 1888, Margaret Williamson 
(died 7th Nov. 1925), eldest daugh. of Peter 
M'Laren, min. of Fraserburgh, and had 
issue — Muriel, born 9th July 1889 (marr. 
Donald Stewart Mackenzie, min. of Kil- 
drummy); Enid, born 23rd May 1890; 
Margaret Winifred, born 21st Jan. 1893 ; 
John M'Laren, lieut. 13th Lancers, born 
15th Dec. 1895; Hugh M'Laren Neville, 
born 8th March 1903. 



ROBERT TAYLOR MONTEITH, born 
Elmbank, Abernethy, Perth, 22nd 
Oct. 1881, son of Andrew M. and 
Bathia Taylor ; educated at Perth Academy 
and Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1904), 



1909 



deer] 



DEER 



215 



B.D. (1907); ord. 8th July 1909. Marr. 
9th April 1913, Grace, daugh. of George 
Henderson, builder, Lintmill, Cullen, and 
Agnes Duff. 



DEER, or OLD DEER. 

[The ancient church of Deer, whose ruins 
still stand in the churchyard, was dedicated 
to St Drostan. It belonged to the Abbey 
of Deer. Near the church was St Drostan's 
Well. The Celtic monastery of Deer was 
founded by St Drostan, one of St Columba's 
monks, who came from Iona to Buchan. It 
was converted into St Mary's Cistercian 
Abbey of Deer, founded here in 1218 by 
William Comyn, first Earl of Buchan. Of 
the Abbey buildings there is now very 
little left. Ths remains of its church show 
a building 157 feet long. There is a mission 
chapel in the parish at Fetterangus.] 



1567 



GILBERT CHISHOLM, brother to 
John O, doctor and surgeon to the 
King ; was one of the conventual 
brethren of the Cistercian Monastery at 
Deer who adopted the principles of the 
Reformation ; was min. in 1567, with 
Foveran, Peterugie [Peterhead], and Longley 
[St Fergus] in the charge ; pres. to parson- 
age of Lonmay by James VI., 16th May 
1569, and to parsonage and vicarage of 
Rathen 28th Oct. that year. In 1574 his 
charge was reduced to Deer, Fetterangus, 
and Rathen, and in 1576 to the two former; 
was still min. in 1585. He marr. Margaret 
Buist, who marr. (2) Abraham Sibbald, 
min. of this parish. 

JOHN WARTLAIR, prebendar 
1583 in 1583. 

ABRAHAM SIBBALD of the family 
of S. of Kair in the Mearns ; adm. to 
Nigg before 1585 ; trans, and adm. 
18th June 1586 ; was a member of As- 
sembly, 1602, 1610, and 1616. At the 
first of these he was appointed a commis- 
sioner for visiting the bounds of Moray. 
By that of 1606 he was appointed constant 
Moderator of the Presb., and by the 
Assembly, 29th July 1608, he was selected 
to present a supplication to the King for the 



1586 



suppression of Popery, and for increasing 
the influence of the true Protestant faith. 
He was still min. June 1621, and died 
before 1635. He contributed considerably 
to the cost of his own church reparation, 
as well as to that of Longside, upon the 
belfry of which his initials and coat-of- 
arms are inscribed. He marr. (1) before 
1594, Margaret Buist, widow of Gilbert 
Chisholm, min. of this parish : (2) 11th 
Sept. 1607, Christian, daugh. of Peter 
Blackburn, Bishop of Aberdeen. — [Tombst. ; 
Aberdeen Sec. Reg. Sas., vi., 213.] 

ALEXANDER MARTIN, brother of 
James M., min. of Peterhead ; adm. 
to Longside after 11th Nov. 1619 ; 
trans, and adm. after June 1621, but first 
mentioned on record 4th Feb. 1635 ; was a 
member of Assembly 21st Nov. 1638, and 
one of those " accounted eminent in his day 
either for gifts, grace, faithfulness, or 
success." He marr. and had issue — Major 
James, served heir to his cousin, Alex- 
ander M. of Strenere, M.D., 9th Oct. 
1677.— [Inq. Ret. Gen. 6038.] 

[THOMAS MARTIN, said by Spalding 
to be one of a committee at Aberdeen, 
19th June 1640, for prosecuting the non- 
Covenanting ministers, but no doubt a 
mistake for above.] 

ROBERT KEITH, a relative (perhaps 
1649 son ) °^ Robert K., chamberlain 
to the Earl Marischal ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1645); 
became regent in Old College there ; adm. 
before 2nd March 1649; advanced money 
for the support of Nathaniel Gordon during 
his imprisonment at St Andrews and for 
his funeral, and was granted 100 dollars 
in payment by Parliament in 1649. He 
was appointed by Parliament 31st July 
that year one of the Commission for visit- 
ing the Univ. of Aberdeen. He joined the 
Protesters in 1651 and was a corresponding 
member with those of the Presb. of Lin- 
lithgow, 1st June 1653, when they admitted 
a minister for Linlithgow at Langlands ; 
was named by the Council of England, 8th 
Aug. 1654, for authorising admissions to 
the ministry within the provinces north 



216 



DEER 



[PRESB. OF 



of Angus. He acquired the estate of 
Clackriach 15th April 1659 ; deprived for 
non-conformity to Episcopacy in 1662; 
died 19th March 1666. He is said to have 
been one of the three members of the 
Presb. known as the Triumviri of Deer, 
the others being Nathaniel Martin, Peter- 
head, and Duncan Forbes, New Pitsligo. 
He marr. Euphemia Kinnear, who died 
19th March 1664, and had issue — Jean 
(marr. Patrick Strachan, clothier, Aber- 
deen), heir to her father.— [Acts of Pari., 
vi., part ii., 227, 509, 704, 705 ; Wodrow's 
Anal., iii., 125 ; P. R. Sas. Aberdeen, xx., 
414, 19th April 1659, 21st Aug. 1699.] 

AETHUB EOSS, trans, from 
Kinairney and adm. before 27th 
Oct. 1663 ; trans, to Glasgow (South 
Quarter) 15th Dec. 1664. 

ALEXANDEE GAIEDYNE, son of 
,___ George G., nun. of Clatt, born 
about 1638 ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1652) ; adm. to 
Gartly before 2nd Oct. 1660 ; trans, and 
adm. between 4th April and 18th Oct. 
1665 ; still min. 4th July 1669. He marr. 
Elizabeth Keith, and had issue — George. — 
[Aberdeen Sas., v., 442.] 

EOBEET BEUCE, M.A.; regent 
16 „. in Marischal College ; adm. before 
July 1674, when he was a member 
of the Eoyal Commission for Visiting 
the College of Aberdeen ; trans, to Tron 
parish, Edinburgh, 25th May 1681. 

JOHN COCKBUEN, trans, from Udny, 
,.„, and adm. before 7th Sept. 1681; 

iool _ , ' 

trans, to Ormiston 13th June 1683. 

GEOEGE KEITH, born about 1642, 
son of John K., min. of Garvock ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1658) ; became schoolmaster 
of Methlick ; licen. by Presb. of Ellon in 
1667 ; adm. to Monkeggie [Keithhall] 
in 1675 ; trans, and adm. in 1683 ; died 
16th July 1710. He marr. (1) Mary, daugh. 
of Eobert Browne, min. of Bourtie, and 
had issue — William ; Margaret (marr. John 
Leslie, nephew to Leslie of Wartle) ; Mary 
(marr. Eiehard Maitland, min. of Nigg) : 



(2) Sophia, daugh. of Alexander Eoss, 
min. of Eathen, and had issue — Alexander, 
sometime schoolmaster and afterwards 
Episcopal min. at Cruden, author of The 
View of the Diocese of Aberdeen (Coll. 
Aberdeen and Banff [Spalding Club, 1843]), 
born 22nd May 1695, died 27th Oct. 1763 ; 
Giles (marr. George Irvine, dyer, Cruden.) — 
[Aberdeenshire Poll-Book, i., 618; Mackay's 
Cruden and its Ministers, 118.] 

JOHN GOEDON, born about 1685, son 
1)711 of John G., Provost of Aberdeen 
(1706-7) ; educated at Marischal Col- 
lege, Aberdeen, 1702-6 ; licen. by the Presb. 
there 24th April 1710 ; called by the Presb. 
jure devoluto 20th Feb., and ord. (in the 
Session - house at Aberdeen) 6th April 
1711, the service in the parish having been 
prevented by a hostile crowd : died between 
21st Jan. and 25th Feb. 1718. He marr. 
(1) Barbara, youngest daugh. of John 
Gordon of Fechil : (2) 1717, Jean (survived 
him, and marr. (2) James Leslie, min. of 
Crimond), daugh. of Alexander Forbes of 
Ludquharn, and had issue — Janet (marr. 
James Walker, min. of Peterhead). 



1719 



JOHN FOEBES of Pitnacadel, Aber- 
dour, born 1688, eldest son of James 
F. of Pitnacadel (descended from 
Forbes of Tolquhon); educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1707) ; became 
schoolmaster of Alves ; licen. by Presb. of 
Deer 20th March 1716; his trials were 
delayed by an attempt of the Jacobites 
to apprehend him ; ord. to Pitsligo 19th 
Feb. 1717 ; called by the Presb.jw?-e devoluto 
20th Nov. 1718; trans, and adm. 4th Feb. 
1719; died 20th April 1769. "With a 
manly figure, he possessed the literature of 
the Scholar, the eloquence of the Preacher, 
the accomplishment of the Gentleman.' 1 
His hostility to Episcopacy led the author 
of Tullochgorum to satirise him in one of his 
songs. He marr. 29th Jan. 1740, Margaret 
(died s.p. 22nd April 1796), daugh. of 
George Hay of Thorniebank. Publications 
— The Eminent Character of a Judge or 
Counsellor [Synod Sermon] (Edinburgh, 
1731); The Lawful Use of the Late [Synod 
Sermon] (Edinburgh, 1735); Some Scrip- 



deer] 



DEER 



217 



tural Hymns Selected from Stindry Passages 
of Holy Writ, intended for the Church in 
Secret or Society as may be thought agree- 
able (Aberdeen, 1757) [long known in 
Buchan as " Pitnycadell's Psalms," the 
volume is now very rare and its title is 
frequently misquoted]. Said erroneously 
to be author of the song, " Nae Dominies 
for me, Laddie," which was written by 
Nathaniel M'Kie, min. of Crossmichael. — 
[Tombst. ; Scot. Notes and Queries, ii. 26, 
xii. 180 ; Lawson's A Book of the Parish 
of Deir, 56-66.] 

CHAELES KEAY, pres. by George III. 
1769 12th July, and ord. 14th Deo. 1769 ; 
trans, to Coupar- Angus 18th May 
1779. 

BASIL ANDEESON, born Selkirk, 
j™- about 1750 ; licen. by Presb. of 
Selkirk 12th July 1774; pres. by 
George III. 28th May, and ord. 25th Nov. 
1779; died unmarr. 16th June 1797. He 
was notorious for his irrelevant and dis- 
connected quotation of scriptural texts. 
A collection of these was published under 
the title of The Beauties of St Basil. — 
[Davidson's Old Aberdeenshire Ministers, 
143.] 

JOHN CEAIGIE, born 1741, son of 
17 __ Charles 0., Towie ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; MA. 
(1761); licen. by Presb. of Alford 21st 
Jan. 1767; ord. to St Fergus 20th Oct. 
1773 ; pres. by George III. 1st Aug. 1797 ; 
trans, and adm. 1st March 1798 ; died 9th 
Oct. 1821. He marr. 19th April 1774, 
Mary Burnett, who died 12th Jan. 1828, 
and had issue — James, born 17th Feb. 
1775, died 31st Dec. 1780; Annie, born 
16th April 1776 (marr. 21st Sept. 1808, 
Peter Kobertson, merchant, Aberdeen, 
and had issue — James Craigie E., M.A., 
born 1813, Canon of Canterbury, historian, 
and Professor of Church History at King's 
College, London, died 1882); William, born 
21st Feb. 1778, died 7th Jan 1811 ; John, 
lieut. 6th Native Cavalry, Bengal, born 
14th Oct. 1780, died 7th Jan. 1811; 
Jonathan (twin), M.A., surgeon, born 14th 
Oct. 1780, died 1810 ; Elizabeth, born 



27th July 1783; James Forbes, M.A., 
major H.E.I.C.S., born 23rd Dec. 1787, 
died 29th March 1875 ; Mary, born 10th 
Oct. 1797 (marr. 22nd July 1819, Dr 
Williamson, physician). Publication — 
Account of St Fergus (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, xv.). — [Old Aberdeenshire Ministers, 
137 ; Lawson's Deir, 67 ; Diet. Nat. Biog.] 



1822 



JOHN MOEEISON, born 1782, son of 
William M., Newmill, Keith; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen; M.A. (1st April 1806); licen. by 
Presb. of Aberlour 22nd Aug. 1811; became 
schoolmaster at Eothiemay and tutor at 
Arndilly ; pres. by George IV. 27th Dec. 
1821 ; ord. 4th July 1822 ; died unmarr. 
6th June 1854. He bequeathed a sum of 
money towards the erection of Ardallie 
as a -parish. Publications— Two Sermons 
on the Relative and Social Duties (Aber- 
deen, 1845) ; Account of the Parish (New 
Stat. Ace, xii.). — [Lawson's Deir, 69.] 

JAMES PETEE, born 1st Aug. 1823, 
lag . son of John P., farmer, Canterland, 
St Cyrus, factor to the Earl of 
Kintore, and Barbara, daugh. of Charles 
Barclay of Knockleith ; educated at 
Gordon's College and Marischal College ; 
M.A. (1843) ; became schoolmaster of 
Foveran ; licen. by Presb. of Ellon ; 
assistant at Glenbervie, Monymusk, and 
in this parish ; pres. by Queen Victoria 
25th July, and ord. 29th Nov. 1854; died 
unmarr. 15th Aug. 1886. He was an 
antiquary and lover of art, and one of the 
most devoted of parish ministers. Publica- 
tions — The Peat Mosses of Buchan (Aber- 
deen, 1875) ; " Notes on an Oaken Spade 
found in a Moss at Cruden" (Proc. Soc. 
Antiq. Scot., xi., 1876); "Notes on Some 
Stone Instruments from Aberdeenshire" 
(Proc. Soc. Antiq. Scot., xvi., 1882); "Notes 
of Stone Circles in Old Deer" (Proc. 
Soc. Antiq. Scot., xix., 1885). — [Lawson's 
Deir, 71.] 

GEOEGE ANDEEW JOHNSTON, 
M.A., B.D. ; ord. 3rd March 1887 ; 
188,7 dep. 23rd May 1892 [afterwards min. 
of Grange]. 



218 



DEER— FETTERANGUS— NEW DEER 



[PEESB. OF 



ALEXANDER LAWSON, born 18th 
Sept. 1852, only son of Alexander 
L., Low Valleyfield, Culross, and 
Catherine MacQuarrie; educated at 
Geddes School, Culross, and Univs. 
of St Andrews M.A. (1874), B.D. (1877), 
and Heidleberg ; licen. by Presb. of 
St Andrews 31st Jan. 1877 ; assistant 
to Professor' Thomas Spencer Baynes, 
L.L.D., that year ; assistant at St 
Michael's, Dumfries, 1877-9, Maxwell, 
Glasgow, 1879-82 ; ord. to Second Charge, 
Elgin, 21st Sept. 1882 ; trans, and adm. 
jure devoluto 12th Oct. 1893; res. 11th 
Nov. 1898 on being app. to Berry Chair 
of English Literature, Univ. of St 
Andrews, 29th Oct. 1898; Dean of the 
Faculty of Arts, 1902-7; D.D. (Edin- 
burgh 1905) ; Convener of Assembly's 
Committee on Probationers ; died at 
Edinburgh, 25th Jan. 1921. He marr. 27th 
Dec. 1882, Elizabeth Laing Stewart (s.p.), 
adopted daugh. of Thomas Hindmarsh, 
Heiton, Roxburghshire. Publications — 
Letters on Golf (Aberdeen, 1889) ; A 
Book of the Parish of Deir (Aberdeen, 
1896) ; Poems of Alexander Hume (edited 
for Scottish Text Society, 1902) ; King's 
Quair (1910); "The Abbey of Deer" {The 
Booh of Buchan, Peterhead, 1910) ; St 
Andrews Treasury of Scottish Verse 
(London, 1920). Contributions to various 
journals (1883-97). 

ROBERT SANGSTER KEMP, born 
18g9 Denmill, Peterculter, 6th Dec. 1862, 
son of James K., farmer, and Eliza- 
beth Mestan ; educated at Craigton School, 
Peterculter, Grammar School, and Univ. 
of Aberdeen; M.A. (1882), B.D. (1885); 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen May 1885 ; 
assistant at West Church, Aberdeen ; ord. 
to Insch 9th May 1888; trans, and adm. 
23rd Feb. 1899; D.D. (Aberdeen 1924). 
Marr. 5th June 1903, Helen Gordon 
(died s.p. 9th Jan. 1918), daugh. of John 
Black, LL.D., Professor of Humanity, 
Aberdeen, and Ann, daugh. of Dr 
Strahan, Gordon's Hospital. Publication — 
Historical Notes on the Parish of Insch 
to the End of the Seventeenth Century 
(Banff, 1895). 



FETTERANGUS. 

[The church built about 1120, prior to 
the Reformation, belonged to the Abbey of 
Arbroath. The parish was united to Deer 
before 12th Oct. 1618.] 

DAVID ROBERTSON, elected to 
15g _ Fetterangus and Inverugie, 1599 ; 
was min. till the incorporation of 
parish with Deer.— [P. C. Reg., vii, 100.] 



NEW DEER, of old 
AUCHREDDY. 

[The parish of Auchreddy was disjoined 
from Deer in 1622. It was at first placed 
in the Presb. of Turriff but was ere long 
annexed to that of Deer.] 



JOHN BROWN, educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 1610-14 ; pres. 
July 1619 ; coll. 15th, and inst. 25th 
June 1620 ; still min. 22nd Feb. 1621. 



1620 



1626 



WILLIAM JAFFRAT, M.A. ; adm. 
before 10th May 1626; trans, to 



Kinedward after 29th July 1646. 



1650 



ALEXANDER DOUGLAS, adm.before 
2nd May 1650 ; dep. by the Presb. 
as a Public Resolutioner, 4th Oct. 
1653, for "unedifying doctrine, inabilitie 
in discipline, excessive drinking, swearing, 
lying, profanation of the Lord's Day by 
drinking with people in the brewster- 
houses of the town from house to house 
after sermon, under pretence of visiting 
the houses," and seven other charges. He 
had a grant from Parliament out of the 
vacant stipends in 1661 on account of his 
sufferings. — [Acts of Pari., vii., App. 23 ; 
P. C. Decreta.] 

GILBERT CLERK, educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh; M.A. (30th July 
1646) ; licen. by Presb. of Deer 23rd 
June 1652 ; called 22nd Jan., and adm. 
(at house of Meikle-Auchreddy owing to 
opposition) 13th April 1654 ; was still min. 
12th Oct. 1680. He marr. Jean Clerk, who 
survived him, and had issue — Mary; Janet; 
Jean. 



1654 



deee] 



NEW DEER 



219 



1682 



DAVID SIBBALD, born 1651; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (9th July 1668) ; adm. between 
24th April and 17th Sept. 1682 ; died 15th 
May 1706. He marr. 2nd Oct. 1683, 
Elizabeth Sibbald, and had issue — Marjorie 
(marr. John Angus, min. of Kinnellar) ; 
Elizabeth (marr. Abraham Taylor, ship- 
master; Catherine; Christian (marr. (1) 
James Brockie, shipmaster : (2) Alexander 
Sellar, shipmaster). — [Collect. Aberdeen and 
Banff, i., 405; Aberdeenshire Poll-Book, ii., 
22; Tombst] 

JOHN WEBSTEK, M.A.; trans, from 
1707 Fetteresso, called 23rd Jan., and 
adm. 29th April 1707; trans, to 
Cruden 27th April 1720. 

GEOKGE MATE, born about 1699, son 
1722 °^ George M-» m i n> °f Tulliallan, 
and brother of Thomas M., min. of 
Orwell ; called by the Presb. jure devoluto 
3rd Jan., and ord. 21st March 1722 ; died 
13th April 1736. He marr. 18th April 
1723, Margaret, daugh. of William Lindsay 
of Culsh, and had issue — an only son, 
William, who joined the Associate Presb. 
when a student (21st Oct. 1740)and became 
min. of Associate Congregation at Muck- 
hart, author of Lectures on the First Four 
Chapters of Matthew (1781), born 1724, 
died 17th Feb. 1780.— [Small's Hist, of 
U.P. Congs., i., 381.] 



1737 



WILLIAM TAYLOK, born about 1708 ; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen; MA. (1728); licen. by Presb. 
of Turriff 28th April 1736; called 15th 
Sept. that year ; ord. 9th Feb. 1737 ; died 
29th April 1797. He marr. 27th Dec. 1737, 
Christian Gordon, and had issue — Mary, 
born 6th Nov. 1738 (marr. Andrew Young- 
son, min. of Aberdour) ; George, born 
7th Oct. 1739 ; Alexander, born- 5th Nov. 
1741 ; John of Blackhouse, W.S., born 5th 
Nov. 1744, died 30th Jan. 1810; Hugh, 
min. of this parish. 

HUGH TAYLOK, bom 8th May 1747, 

son of preceding ; educated at 

1778 Marischal College, Aberdeen; M.A. 

(1766) ; licen. by Presb. of Deer 8th May 



1771 ; pres. by George III. 13th March, 
and ord. (assistant and successor) 1st Dec. 
1773; died unmarr. 4th July 1831. Publi- 
cation — Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, ix.). 

JAMES WELSH, born Blackhall Close, 
18S0 Brechin, 1790, son of James W. ; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (30th March 1807); licen. by 
Presb. of Ellon 1st July 1812; became a 
teacher in Aberdeen Academy ; pres. by 
William IV. in Aug., and ord. (assistant and 
successor) 2nd Dec. 1830 ; died 25th March 
1872, "a grave, learned, and pious man." 
He marr. 19th July 1819, Isabella (born 
15th Nov. 1796, died 7th June 1848), daugh. 
of Donald Munro, Alness, and had issue — 
Bachel, born 31st May 1820, died unmarr. ; 
Joanna, born 15th Aug. 1821 (marr. James 
Cruden, min. of Gamrie) ; Isabella, born 
6th April 1823 (marr. James Wilson, min. 
of Aberdour) ; James Bonald, born 5th 
Oct. 1824, died 2nd Dec. 1825; Robert, 
born 1st Sept. 1826, died 6th April 1830; 
Catherine, born 22nd Feb. 1828, died 
unmarr. ; Elizabeth Crombie, born 23rd 
Jan. 1830, died 10th Jan. 1831 ; Eliza, born 
5th Aug. 1832, died 20th May 1855. Publi- 
cations — Elementary Treatise on Algebra 
(Aberdeen, 1823) ; An Introduction to 
Geography, Astronomy, etc (Aberdeen, 
1823); Hamilton's Arithmetic, enlarged and 
improved (Aberdeen, 1826). — [Henderson's 
Epitaphs, 404 ; Black's Brechin, 288.] 

JOHN WALLACE, born 1835, son of 
-_„„ Jasper W., gardener, Kincaple, Fife, 
and Elizabeth Archibald, and brother 
of Robert W., D.D., M.P., and of William 
W., LL.D., editor of The Glasgow Herald ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; ord. 
to Portobello 28th Feb. 1862; dem. 28th 
May 1866; pres. by Queen Victoria 22nd 
April, and adm. 18th July 1872 ; died 26th 
Dec. 1875. He marr. Jessie Glenday, who 
marr. (2) 27th Dec. 1883. 

[WILLIAM BRUCE, min. of Portlethen; 
was elected to this charge, but being 
then under suspension his appointment 
was not sustained. This occasioned much 



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[PRESB. OF 



dissatisfaction amongst many of his sup- 
porters, who left the church and set up a 
Congregational chapel in the parish. A 
vacancy of nearly four years followed.] 

GEOKGE FORBES INNES PHILIP, 
18 „ 9 born 1833, son of Thomas P., school- 
master, Grange and Portsoy ; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1854) ; became schoolmaster of Inver- 
keithny ; missionary at Ythan Wells ; ord. 
to Skene 12th March 1868; trans, to St 
Clement's, Aberdeen, 12th Oct. 1870 ; app. 
by the Presb. jure devoluto 7th April 1877 ; 
trans, and adm. (after much litigation) 27th 
March 1879 ; died at Cults 21st April 1900. 
His zeal, kindliness of heart, and ability 
as a preacher, smoothed many difficulties 
and won the hearts of the people who had 
been divided in opinion and embittered 
during the protracted vacancy. He marr. 
6th Jan. 1858, Barbara (died 14th March 
1903), eldest daugh. .of Peter Morrison, 
banker, London, and had issue — Thomas, 
merchant, Cape Town, born 4th Nov. 1858 ; 
Alfred Morrison, min. of Avoch, born 
27th March 1860 ; William Marshall, C.E., 
Johannesburg, born 7th Dec. 1861 ; George 
Davenport, missionary of Episcopal Church, 
Chanda, India, born 13th Nov. 1863, died 
at Cults, Aberdeen, 15th July 1925 ; James 
Porter, M.D., Morpeth, born 15th Oct. 
1865 ; John Anderson, M.A., rector of St 
Mary's Episcopal Church, Kirriemuir, and 
canon of St Ninian's Cathedral, Perth, 
born 18th Nov. 1870. 



WILLIAM ADAMS, born Nethermuir, 

1897 ^ ew ' Deer ' 21st Nov- 1869 > son of 
William A. and Agnes Mutch ; edu- 
cated at Eora School, Grammar School 
and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1890), B.D. 
(1895) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen Nov. 
1895 ; was classical master at Hermitage 
School, Bath, and Birkenhead College ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 22nd July 1897, 
died 16th Feb. 1924. He marr. 16th June 
1898, Jeannie Russell, daugh. of James 
Cheves, Middleton of Rora, Longside, and 
had issue— Ethel Mary, born 9th June 1899, 
died 19th Aug. 1906. 



1924 



MATTHEW WELSH NEILSON, M.A., 
B.D. ; trans, from St Matthew's, 
Dundee (g.v.), and adm. (assistant 
and successor) 16th May 1924. 

FRASERBURGH, of old 
PHILORTH. 

[The church of Philorth was dedicated 
to St Medan. Philorth was a prebend of 
Aberdeen. In 1571 the church of the 
parish was removed from Philorth to 
Faithlie, which is now called Fraserburgh. 
Fairs of St John the Baptist and St 
Michael were held at Philorth. There is 
a mission chapel within the bounds at 
Techmuiry.] 

DAVID BRADIE [or BRODIE], reader 
1567 from 1567 to 1574. 

DAVID HOWESON, trans, from Gamrie 
ls76 in 1576, with Aberdour and Tyrie 
in the charge ; app. by the Assembly 
in 1579 joint-commissioner for Rayne and 
Buchan, with the heights of Mar and 
Garioch, and 1580 for Angus and Mearns ; 
trans, to Aberdour about 1597. 

DAVID RATTRAY, formerly of 
Bervie ; adm. in 1593; dem. in 1596 
[afterwards min. of Cruden.] 

CHARLES FERME [or FAIRHOLM], 
born in the neighbourhood of Edin- 
burgh in 1567 ; described in a manu- 
script of Thomas Crawford, as " a man of 
obscure parentage," and "brought up by 
Alexander Guthrie, Town Clerk " ; educated 
at the Grammar School and Univ. of 
Edinburgh, where he was one of Principal 
Rollock's first students ; M.A. (1587) ; was 
assistant to Rollock as regent of Philosophy, 
1590-8; in 1596, and again in 1597 he declined 
calls to the proposed Second Charge at 
Haddington ; app. min. of this parish in 
1598 ; app. by the General Assembly which 
met at Montrose, 18th March 1600, as master 
or principal of a college founded at Fraser- 
burgh by Sir Alexander Fraser of Philorth. 
This college was never actually opened for 
students, and though building was begun, 
it was not completed. There is no con- 
temporary notice, direct or indirect, of any 



1598 



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student, and the arrangement by which 
the ministers of Crimond, Rathen, and 
Tyrie were to act as regents under Farme, 
appears never to have been carried out. 
The recent founding of Marischal College, 
the remote situation of Fraserburgh, the 
lack of endowments, and, perhaps, most 
of all, the troubles of the time, prevented 
the realisation of Fraser's generous and 
enlightened scheme. F. vigorously opposed 
the reconstitution of Episcopacy. He 
denounced the appointment, in Oct. 1600, 
of Peter Blackburn as Bishop of Aberdeen 
with a vote in Parliament. In Feb. 1605 
he appeared before the Privy Council along 
with John Forbes to answer for their 
excommunication of Lord Huntly. He 
attended the Assembly which met at 
Aberdeen on 2nd July 1605, contrary to 
the King's wish. For this he was im- 
prisoned, 3rd Oct. that year, in Doune 
Castle, Perthshire, at his own expense. 
On 24th Oct. he was summoned before the 
Council but refused to own its authority 
in matters spiritual. He succeeded in 
escaping, but was again cited for 24th Feb. 
1607, and having appeared on 20th May, 
again escaped for four days, during which 
he lay hid in Edinburgh. He was once 
more captured at Doune, after which he 
was transferred to the Isle of Bute, where 
he passed nearly three years in prison. He 
had the stipend of Fraserburgh in 1607, 
but not that of 1608. After 1609 he was 
restored to his parish, where he discharged 
his duties with great fervour and devotion, 
spite of much bodily suffering brought on 
by incessant study and toil, until his death 
on 24th Sept. 1617. He was buried in 
the church. He has been described as a 
"Tydeus in body and a Hercules in spirit." 
He marr. and had issue — Agnes (marr. 
Andrew M'Culloch of Glastullich, Provost 
of Tain). Publication — Analysis Logica 
in Epistolam Apostoli Pauli ad Romanos 
(Edinburgh, 1651). This work, originally 
published by Principal Adamson, was 
translated by William Skae, M.A., and 
edited with a Life by William Lindsay 
Alexander, D.D., Edinburgh (Wodrow Soc, 
1850). F. left a second M.S., Lectiones in 
Esteram (Lessons on the Book of Esther), 



but this has been lost. — [P. C. Reg., vii., 
58 et seq. ; Melvill's Autob., 573, 598, 616 ; 
Scottish Antiquary, v., 60 ; Selections from 
Wodroiv's Biog. Coll., edited by Robert 
Lippe, lxxvii.-lxxix., 270-81 (New Spalding 
Club); Calderwood's Hist., vi. 292, 342, 
445 ; vii. 21 ; Grub's Eccles. Hist, of Scot., 
ii., 278 ; Notes and Queries, 7th ser., ii., 
190; Aberdeen Sas., ii. 127, 129, vi. 363.] 

WILLIAM FORBES, regent in King's 
1618 College, Aberdeen; adm. to Kin- 
bathock (Towie), 1596 ; was a member 
of the Assembly at Aberdeen 2nd July 
1605, which met contrary to royal wish. 
For this he was imprisoned at Blackness 
and at Stirling Castle, and on 23rd Oct. 
was ordered to be sent to Shetland. He 
refused to go to the latter place, and on 2nd 
July 1607, was confined to his own parish and 
prohibited from attending Church courts ; 
pres. here by Alexander Fraser of Fraser- 
burgh 4th Nov. 1618 ; was on Royal Com- 
missions 21st March 1619 and 20th Nov. 
1623, for visiting the Univ. of Aberdeen, 
and a member of Assembly 12th Aug. 
1639. He marr. Barbara, daugh. of Arthur 
Forbes, younger son of Patrick F. of Corse, 
and had issue — Arthur, min. of this 
parish. — [Lumsden's House of Forbes, 21 ; 
Acts, of Pari., v., 153 ; P. R. Sas., Aberdeen, 
vi., 247, 363 ; Acts and Deeds, ccclvi., 390.] 

JOHN HAY, educated at King's Col- 
1642 lege, Aberdeen; M.A. (1618); adm. 
to Rafford after 13th April 1624; 
trans, and adm. before 4th Oct. 1642 ; 
dem. June 1650. He was the author of a 
censure on the Service Book, which the 
General Assembly, 7th Dec. 1738, thought 
should be printed with others on that 
subject. He marr. before 26th Oct. 1625, 
Harriet Stewart, widow of Alexander 
Rawson, min. of Spynie. 

ARTHUR FORBES, son of William F., 
les _ min. of this parish ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1636); 
adm. to Pitsligo about 1640 ; trans, to 
Innerwick 19th July 1646 ; trans, and adm. 
by appointment of Synod, the Presb. con- 
ceiving him to be " of too sweet a nature 
for so perverse a people," 27th June 1652 ; 



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[PEESB. OF 



is styled parson of Turriff, March 1663 ; 
died in Edinburgh 24th Aug. 1663, aged 
about 48. He marr. Anna Copland. — ■ 
[Canongate Burial Reg. ; Aberdeen Sas., 
i. 367, ii. 250.] 

JAMES MOORE, born 1631 ; educated 
1666 a * King's College, Aberdeen ; became 
tutor to Alexander, Lord Fyvie; 
ord. to Eathen 7th Sept. 1659 ; trans, and 
coll. 29th July 1666; adm. before 17th 
April 1667 ; died 23rd March 1703. [His 
tombstone says he was min. here " for the 
space of 44 years, 1 ' but this is an error. 
His min istry lasted 44 years in all.] He 
marr. Margaret (died 31st May 1717), only 
daugh. of Alexander Crawford in Rathen, 
and had issue — Elizabeth, died 28th June 
1710; Margaret, died 4th March 1686; 
Helen, died 9th Sept. 1688; Isobel, died 
4th Jan. 1710 ; Alexander, his successor. — 
[Tombst.; Aberdeenshire Poll-Book, ii., 100; 
Cranna's Fraserburgh, 93 ; Henderson's 
Epitaphs, 253.] 

ALEXANDER MOORE, son of pre- 
.„.„ ceding; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1681) ; became 
assistant to his father ; intruded after 
1703 ; died 20th April 1717, aged about 56. 
Bishop Keith says of him, he was "the 
best of men I ever saw." 

ALEXANDER AUCHINLECK, licen. 
1707 by Presb. of Ellon 17th May 1706; 
called by the Presb. jure devoluto 
3rd Dec. that year ; ord. (amid great 
opposition) 4th Feb. 1707 ; died 11th Sept. 
1753. He marr. 24th Aug. 1709, Elizabeth 
(died 17th Jan. 1767), eldest daugh. of 
James Fraser of Tyrie, and had issue — 
Agnes, born 24th Aug. 1710 (marr. Thomas 
Anderson, min. of Aberdour); Elizabeth, 
born 22nd March 1714; George, born 1719, 
died 2nd July 1733. — [Collect. Aberdeen and 
Banff; Tombst. ; Cranna's Fraserburgh, 
101-10 [where a full account is given of 
A.'s settlement.] 

ALEXANDER FRASER, educated at 

King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 

(1st April 1741); licen. by the 

Presb. 6th May 1747; pres. by George, 



Lord Saltoun, 31st Dec. 1753; ord. 19th 
June 1754 ; died 17th Aug. 1779, aged 
about 58. He marr. 15th April 1755, 
Jean (died 2nd Nov. 1816), third daugh. 
of Andrew Arbuthnot of Broadland, and 
had issue — Margaret, born 5th Dec. 1758, 
died 5th June 1769 ; Eleanor, born 7th 
July 1760. 



1780 



ALEXANDER SIMPSON, born 1740 ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; MA. (1763) ; licen. by the 
Presb. of Deer 23rd Oct. 1765; pres. by 
George, Lord Saltoun, in Jan., and ord. 
22nd June 1780; died 21st July 1814. He 
marr. 1st June 1786, Rachel (died at Loch- 
head, Aberdeen, 18th Aug. 1819), daugh. 
of Alexander Scroggs, merchant, Aberdeen, 
and had issue— George Alexander, min. of 
Tyrie, born 30th April 1787; Alexander 
Fraser, born 16th May 1789, died in Jamaica 
24th July 1834; William of Glenythan, 
advocate, Procurator - Fiscal, Aberdeen, 
born 9th April 1791, died 20th Nov. 
1858; Simon, born 22nd March 1793, 
died in Jamaica 5th Jan. 1825; Eleanora, 
born 1 1 th Aug. 1802. Publication— Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vi., xxi.). 
— [Tombst. ; Dingwall Fordyce Record, ii., 
xv. ; Cranna's Fraserburgh, 119.] 

JOHN CUMMING, born Kilmarnock, 
1815 1773, youngest son of William C, 
provost ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of Irvine 9th 
June 1795 ; assistant at Dundee ; librarian 
at Glasgow ; pres. by Alexander George, 
Lord Saltoun, Nov. 1814; ord. 6th April 
1815 ; died unmarr. at Cove, Dunbarton- 
shire, 26th Jan. 1857. He recounted 
with great pride a meeting with Robert 
Burns during a holiday in Ayrshire. The 
poet's intellectual face and especially the 
brilliancy of his eyes were so striking that 
he could never forget them. Publication 
—Account of the Parish (New Stat. Ace, 
xii.).— [Cranna's Fraserburgh, 121.] 

JOHN LOCKHART, born Campsie, 

1846 1 " 94 ' only son of J°^ n L -> inn- 
keeper ; educated at Univ. of 

Glasgow; M.A. (1814); licen. by Presb. 



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of Glasgow 12th Jan. 1826; min. of 
Blacket Street Church, Newcastle, 1826-43 ; 
D.D. (Glasgow 1838); adm. (assistant and 
successor) to this charge in 1846 ; dep. by 
the General Assembly in 1852 ; apparently 
reponed and became min. of the Scots 
Church, Hexham, 1855-9 ; res. and resided 
in Newcastle, where he died 13th Feb. 
1870. He marr. Jane Oliver (died 4th 
Feb. 1837), and had issue — Jane, buried 
at Hexham ; and two others. — [Tombstone 
in Westgate Hill Cemetery, Newcastle ; 
Cranna's Fraserburgh, 123.] 



1853 



JOHN STORIE, born 1828, eldest 
son of James S., Renfrewshire ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
ord. (assistant and successor) 2nd March 
1853 ; died (after prolonged ill-health) 
14th Oct. 1860. He marr. 22nd Nov. 1855, 
Jane, second daugh. of Lewis Chalmers, 
bailie of Fraserburgh (she marr. (2) 10th 
June 1868), and had issue — James Gillies, 
born 27th Nov. 1856, died at Fochabers, 
17th Dec. 1872 ; Lewisa Kelman, born 
27th Nov. 1857 ; Day Macdowall, born 
1861, died on s.s. Orient on voyage from 
Sydney, 3rd Jan. 1882. — [Aberdeenshire 
Inscriptions, 254.] 



1861 



PETER M'LAREN, born Ardoch, 2nd 
Aug. 1824, son of John M. and 
Agnes Finlayson ; educated at 
Hamilton Place Academy and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
in 1851 ; assistant at Dairy, Ayrshire ; ord. 
to Newark, Port Glasgow, 15th Sept. 1852 ; 
trans, and adm. 16th May 1861 ; died 
suddenly at Lochs, Lewis, 1st Aug. 1887, 
while serving on a Commission appointed 
by the General Assembly. He was a man 
of great force of character, fearless and 
outspoken in debate, and an indefatigable 
pastor. In 1866, when an outbreak of 
cholera occurred in the town, he was 
almost the only person, besides the doctors, 
to visit those who were attacked by the 
disease. He moved calmly from house 
to house, comforted the dying, coffined the 
dead, helped to bury them, acted as nurse 
to those who were recovering, while the 



widows and orphans became his special 
care. What he did at that time will 
remain a tradition for years in the parish. 
He marr. 10th Nov. 1857, Jane (born 7th 
March 1834, died 30th April 1885), eldest 
daugh. of Captain Robert Glasgow of Port 
Glasgow and Margaret Williamson, and 
had issue — Margaret Williamson, born 30th 
Dec. 1860 (marr. John Calder, min. of 
Crimond) ; Agnes Finlayson, born 25th 
Sept. 1862 (marr. James Stewart Davidson, 
Aberdeen) ; Janet Drummond, born 8th 
Oct. 1872 (marr. Roger Stewart Davidson, 
min. of Kinfauns). — [Cranna's Fraser- 
burgh (portrait), 123-7 ; Gammie's Church 
Life in Fraserburgh ; Dr Mair's My Life, 
150.] 



1888 



MICHAEL PATRICK MAXWELL 
JOHNSTONE, born 2nd Aug. 
1849, son of Michael Shaw Stewart 
J., D.D., min. of Monigaflf, and maternal 
grandson of Admiral M'Kerlie, who fought 
under Nelson at Trafalgar; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1870), B.D. 
(1873) ; licen. by Presb. of Wigtown Nov. 
1873 ; assistant at Liberton and Greenside, 
Edinburgh ; ord. to Cadzow 19th April 
1877 ; trans, and adm. 5th July 1888 ; res. 
22nd July 1919 ; died at Murrayfield, Edin- 
burgh, 28th Dec. 1923. He marr. 19th July 
1893, Margaret Ranken (s.p.), eldest daugh. 
of Alexander Beveridge, solicitor, Kirk- 
caldy. — [Cranna's Fraserburgh, 127-9.] 

WILLIAM NEIL SUTHERLAND, 
1919 born Kalimpong, India, 10th Aug. 
1888, son of William Summers S., 
D.D., missionary of Church of Scotland, 
India ; educated at George Watson's Col- 
lege and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1910) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dunbarton 12th April 
1914; assistant at St Giles, Edinburgh; 
served in European War ; major R.F.A., 
M.C. ; ord. 17th Dec. 1919. Marr. 8th 
May 1914, Eugenie Florence Natalie, daugh. 
of Albert Bach and Marie Pflieger Bach, 
and has issue — Marie Jean Rutherford, 
born 2nd Sept. 1915; Neil, born 12th 
June 1920 ; William Bernhard, born 30th 
Oct. 1921. 



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WEST FRASERBURGH (Q.S.). 

[The church was opened on Oct. 1876. 
The West Parish of Fraserburgh was dis- 
joined from Fraserburgh on 19th March 
1877.] 



1877 



THOMAS GODFKEY ROGERS, born 
Belfast, 1822, son of John R., 
D.D., min. of Comber Presbyterian 
Church, Ireland, Professor of Sacred 
Bhetoric, and Mary Smith ; educated at 
Univs. of Edinburgh and Oxford ; B.A. ; 
ord. 30th April 1877; died suddenly at 
Harrogate, 20th Sept. 1890. He marr. 1st 
June 1877, Margaret Elizabeth (died 30th 
Sept. 1925), daugh. of George Bitchie, D.D., 
min. of Jedburgh ; she survived him and 
marr. (2) 1st Oct. 1892, Robert Tenison 
Braithwaite. — [Cranna's Fraserburgh, 
143-4.] 

GEORGE WAUCHOPE STEWART, 
1891 M.A., B.D.; ord. 12th Feb. 1891; 
trans, to Rosemount, Aberdeen, 25th 
Sept. 1901. 

JAMES ALFRED STOKES LITTLE, 
born Greenock, 16th May 1865, son 
1902 £ j ames l^ shipowner, and Anna 
Jeffcott Stokes; educated privately and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1885) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Deer in 1902; teacher in Ayr 
Academy ; assistant at St John's, Glasgow, 
and at Dunblane; missionary at Dennis- 
toun, Glasgow ; ord. 13th Feb. 1902 ; died 
18th Dec. 1914. He marr. 20th June 1902, 
Gloriana Maxwell Gordon, daugh. of 
David Millar, D.D., min. of St John's, 
Glasgow. Publication — Salt and Peace 
and ■ Other Sermons (London, 1903). — 
[Cranna's Fraserburgh, 145.] 

JAMES CAMPBELL, M.A.; ord. 5th 
May 1915 ; trans, to Kingston, 
1915 Glasgow, 10th Oct. 1916. 

JOHN HUTCHEON WILLIAMS, 

born Aberdeen, 26th Jan. 1888, son 

1917 of Alexander M. W. and Catherine 

B. M. Hutcheon ; educated at Academy 

and Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1910); 



1853 



student assistant at Bellahouston, 1910-12 ; 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 24th April 
1912 ; assistant at St Andrew's, Buenos 
Aires, 1912-15, Robertson Memorial Parish, 
Edinburgh, 1915-17; ord. 5th April 1917. 
Marr. 31st July 1918, Margot (died 1st 
Sept. 1921), daugh. of Robert Southam of 
Belgrano, Buenos Aires, and Alice Nowell, 
and has issue — Esmeralda Southam, born 
14th May 1919 ; Alexander Malcolm, born 
24th Aug. 1921, died 7th Jan. 1922. 



INVERALLOCHY (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Inverallochy was disjoined 
from Rathen on 16th March 1864.] 

CHARLES OGG, born 1793, son of 
Alexander O., Cluny ; educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1814) ; schoolmaster at Banchory-Ternan ; 
app. missionary here in 1848 ; ord. 23rd Feb. 
1853; adm. first min. of the parish 20th 
April 1864 ; died at Aberdeen, 19th May 
1878. He marr. 18th Dec. 1830, Christian 
(died 28th Aug. 1883, aged 73), daugh. of 
Charles Simmers of Summerfield, Aber- 
deen, and had issue — Charles Simmers, 
M.A., min. of St Andrew's Presbyterian 
Church, Wellington, New Zealand, born 
10th April 1832, died 21st Aug. 1905; 
Janet, born 25th Dec. 1833 (marr. George 
Middleton, engineer, Colombo, Ceylon), 
died 12th Feb. 1877; Elsy Julia, born 
15th Jan. 1838, died unmarr. at Aberdeen, 
7th Jan. 1912 ; Alexander, born 23rd Jan. 
1842, died while a student 1st Jan. 1861 ; 
Mary Burnett, born 26th Dec. 1844 (marr. 
25th Jan. 1873, George Lawrance, master 
mariner), died 16th March 1923; Helen, 
born 23rd June 1847 (marr. George Lee 
Ritchie, master mariner) ; Margaret, born 
26th Aug. 1850 (marr. 30th Dec. 1875, 
John Lawrance), died 18th June 1892 ; 
Christina Nicol (marr. 8th Dec. 1859, 
Charles A. Mollyson, North of Scotland 
Bank, Aberdeen, author of The Parish 
of Fordoun). Publication — Banchory - 
Ternan Sixty Years Ago (Aberdeen, 1870). 
— [Aberdeen Journal Notes and Queries, 
vii., 220.] 



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225 



WILLIAM WILLIAMSON, born Alva, 
1875 1840; ord. to Kigg-of -Gretna U.P. 
Church, 11th April 1871 ; dem. 26th 
Nov. 1872 ; adm. by the General Assembly 
in 1873 ; adm. here (assistant and successor) 
11th March 1875; drowned 20th July 1881, 
when out on a pleasure sail on the Gareloch 
with four gentlemen friends and Josephine 
M'llraith, daugh. of the min. of Erskine, 
to whom he was to have been married the 
following week; all the party perished. — 
[Small's Hist, of U.P. Congs., i., 64.] 



1881 



DUNCAN MACGEEGOE, born Fort 
Augustus, 18th Sept. 1854, son 
of Alexander M., schoolmaster (a 
notable Gaelic scholar), and Jamesanna 
MacKinnon ; educated at Parish School, 
Dunnichen, Forfarshire, and Univ. of Aber- 
deen ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen May 
1877 ; missionary at Drumoak, Kincardine 
O'Neil, North Isles, Orkney, and Gardens- 
town ; ord. 15th Dec. 1881 ; died 8th Oct. 
1923. He had considerable reputation as 
a Gaelic scholar, a liturgiologist and a 
poet. He marr. 3rd June 1880, Anne, 
daugh. of William Andrew, fishcurer, 
Gardenstown, and Elizabeth Ingram, and 
had issue — Theodora, M.A., teacher, 
Buchanan, born 17th Sept. 1881, died in 
London, 12th Feb. 1919 ; Alpin, sergeant 
M.G.C., born 25th Aug. 1883; Helen, 
born 10th Dec. 1885, died 20th Nov. 
1887 ; Norman, law apprentice, Edinburgh, 
born 19th July 1887 ; Jamesanna, hospital 
nurse, born 6th Nov. 1889 ; Mary, born 
24th Aug. 1891 ; Malvina, born 7th March 
1893; Alexander, born 28th July 1894; 
Duncan, born 13th Oct. 1896, served in 
Machine-Gun Corps, killed at Ypres, 25th 
Oct. 1915 ; Grigor, second officer on trans- 
port, born 28th June 1898; Elizabeth, 
born 23rd Nov. 1899 ; Malcolm, born 21st 
June 1902. Publications — The Mystery 
Explained (Aberdeen, 1874) ; The Scald, 
or the Northern Balladmonger (Aber- 
deen, 1874) ; Clouds and Sunlight [Poems] 
(London, 1884); The Celtic Inheritance of 
the Church of Scotland (Trans. Scot. 
Church Soc); General Principles of 
Early Scottish Worship [Lee Lecture] 
(Edinburgh, 1895) ; Columba : a Record 

VOL. VI. 



and a Tribute ; Internal Furnishings of 
an Early Scottish Church (Trams. Glasg. 
Eccles. Soc.) ; An Ancient Gaelic Treatise 
on the Symbolism of the Eucharist, with 
Translation and Notes (Trans. Aberdeen 
Eccles. Soc, 1898) ; The Ra.then Manual, 
with Translation and Notes (Aberdeen, 
1925) ; The Gospel of the Scots [a lecture 
delivered in St Paul's Cathedral, London]. 
—[Edwards's Modern Scottish Poets, xi., 
83-92.] 

JOHN WHYTE MACGILL, born 
1924 Musselburgh, 21st Aug. 1867, son 
of Henry Moncrieff M., min. of 
North Esk ; educated at Loretto School 
and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1889) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith May 1892; 
assistant at Alexandria, North Berwick, 
and St Margaret's, Edinburgh; ord. to 
St Catherine's, British Guiana, 6th Jan. 
1897 ; trans, to All Saint's there 18th Jan. 
1904 ; adm. to this parish 26th March 1924 ; 
trans, to Saughtree 21st Dec. 1925. Marr. 
24th Jan. 1899, Edith Sarah Luxton, daugh. 
of Silvanus Wreford, New Amsterdam, 
British Guiana, and has issue — John 
Sylvanus, M.B., Ch.B., born 20th Oct. 
1900 ; Jane Whyte, B.Sc, born 30th Sept. 
1902. 

KININMONTH (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Kininmonth was disjoined 
from Lonmay, Longside, Deer, Strichen, 
and Crimond, on 9th March 1874. There 
was a Well of St John at Kininmonth.] 

CHAELES COEDINEE, son of the 
1846 R ev - James C, Episcopal min. in 
Aberdeen ; educated at Marischal 
College ; M.A. (1827). 

ALEXANDEE LESLIE, M.A. ; ord. 
1865 ^® 5 » trans, to Evie and Eandall 
19th Dec. 1871. 

EOBEET PEYDE, ord. 12th May 1872 ; 
18 „„ adm. first min. of this parish 25th 
March 1874; trans, to Kilmarnock 
23rd Nov. 1876 (cf. vol. iii., 473) ; died at 
Morebattle 11th Jan. 1925. His wife died 
9th Jan. 1924. 



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KININMONTH— LONGSIDE 



[PEESB. OF 



1886 



PETER GRANT, bom Kirkmichael, 
1877 19th Feb. 1844, son of Robert G. ; 
educated at Univ. of Aberdeen 
MA. (1869) and Edinburgh; assistant 
at Arbroath ; ord. 8th May 1877 ; died 
unmarr. 8th Feb. 1886. 

JAMES SMITH, born Kinellar, 29th 
Aug. 1861, son of William S. and 
Ann Leslie ; educated at Kinellar 
School and the Grammar School, and Univ. 
of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1882) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Deer April 1885 ; assistant at Fraser- 
burgh 1885 and Sandhaven in 1886; ord. 
22nd July that year ; dem. 5th Oct. 1911 ; 
died at Dyce 6th Feb. 1912. He rnarr. 
8th March 1894, Annie, daugh. of David 
Maxwell and M. A. Sturrock, and had 
issue — James David Maxwell, lieut. R.E., 
born 25th Jan. 1895 ; Annie Leslie, born 
25th Aug., and died 24th Nov. 1896; Herbert 
Edwin, born 11th Dec. 1897, died 16th 
March 1898 ; Katherine Elizabeth May, 
born 9th May 1899; John Leslie Sidney, 
born 21st Aug. 1902; Frances Mildred 
Dorothy. 



1912 



JOHN DALGLISH CARMICHAEL, 
trans, from Delting 21st March 1912; 



trans, to Portsoy 26th Sept. 1917. 



GEORGE PETRIE, born Aberlour 17th 
April 1875, son of George P. and 
Jessie Grigor ; educated at Aber- 
lour School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1916), B.D. (1918); licen. by Presb. of 
Aberlour ; assistant at Mortlach, Little 
Dunkeld, North Church, Stirling, and 
Kirknewton ; ord. to St Clement's, British 
Guiana, 31st July 1904; dem. in 1913; 
locum tenens at Cadzow ; adm. here 29th 
March 191S. Publication — Contributions 
to Scottish Church Becord (Demerara). 



LONGSIDE, of old WESTER 
UGIE. 

[The parish of Wester Ugie was dis- 
joined in 1620 from Peter Ugie, now called 
Peterhead.] 



1619 



ALEXANDER MARTIN, called 11th 
Nov. 1619 ; trans, to Deer after 



June 1621. 



1634 



ALEXANDER IRVINE, born 1599; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1621) ; pres. by William, 
Earl Marischal, and inst, before 1634. 
Joined the Protesters in 1651 ; dem. 29th 
Oct. 1661; died at Old Aberdeen, 15th 
May 1665. He marr. Margaret Guthrie, 
and had issue— Alexander, min. of West 
Kilbride; William, min. of Udny; Andrew, 
merchant, Edinburgh ; Margaret (marr., 
cont. 2nd May 1656, John Forbes of Tilli- 
gonie), died 9th Feb. 1666, aged 28; 
Susanna (marr., cont. 9th March 1677, 
Richard Maitland, min. of Nigg). — [Acts 
of Pari., v., 526 ; Aberdeen Homings, 19th 
June 1642 ; Reg. of Deeds, Mack., 30th 
Aug. 1687 ; Aberdeen Journal JVotes and 
Queries, v., 151 ; Spalding Jliscel., ii., 429 ; 
Scot, jfotes and Queries, vii., 85, 98.] 

THOMAS ROBERTSON, educated at 

2 King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 

(1648) ; ord. before 24th Nov. 1662 ; 

died before 8th April 1688, aged about 60. 

He marr., and had issue — Alexander, his 

successor in this parish. 

ALEXANDER ROBERTSON of Dunie- 
1RR7 hill son of preceding; educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (13th 
July 1675) ; became chaplain to the laird 
of Pitsligo; pres. by George, Earl Mari- 
schal, and inst. (colleague and successor) 
25th Aug. 1687; dep. 3rd July 1716, for 
complicity in the Jacobite Rising. He 
marr. Christian (died 19th April 1698), 
daugh. of John Mercer, min. of Kinellar, 
and widow of Robert Arbuthnott, and 
had issue — Thomas ; Alexander ; Arthur ; 
Lillias. — [Aberdeenshire Poll-Book, i., 593; 
Chambers's Bom. Ann., ii.] 

JOHN LUMSDEN, born 1684; edu- 
1717 cated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen; M.A. (1707); licen. by Presb. 
of Kincardine 0"Neil 15th Aug. 1716; 
called by the Presb. jure devoluto 29th 
Jan., and ord. 20th Feb. 1717; died 29th 
Dec. 1731. He marr. Frances Fullarton, 
who died 7th April 1762, and had issue — 
Robert, min. of New Machar, and four 
others. — [Aberdeen Tests. ; Tombst.] 



deer] 



LONGSIDE 



227 



JOHN BEOWN, born 1706, only son 
17s _ of James B., min. of Aberdour ; 
educated at King's College ; M.A. 
(1725) ; Keen, by Presb. of Deer 9th Sept. 
1731 ; called 19th Oct., and by the Presb. 
jure devoluto 20th Dec. 1732; ord. 17th 
Jan. 1733 ; died 3rd Feb. 1790.— [Tombst.] 

WILLIAM GEEIG, born Kincardine- 
1790 shire, 1757 ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1775) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Turriff 1st May 1782 ; 
ord. by it 29th Dec. 1784 on a call to 
Dort, Holland ; adm. to Eothiemay 9th 
Dec. 1789 ; trans, and adm. 13th Aug. 
1790 ; died after preaching on Sunday 
17th Aug. 1828. He marr. 17th Oct. 1790, 
Margaret Skinner, who died 7th Oct. 1827, 
aged 69, and had issue — Eliza, born 17th 
Sept. 1792 (marr. (1) 21st Nov. 1816, James 
Mackay, Edinburgh : (2) 5th Feb. 1835, 
Hugh Fullerton, advocate, Aberdeen), died 
11th Oct. 1878. Publications— On Modera- 
tion, a sermon (Aberdeen, 1798) ; Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xv.). — 
[Tombst.] 

THOMAS KIDD, born 1795, son of 
1829 J° nn K., farmer, parish of Aberdour ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (5th April 1817) ; became tutor 
in the family of Alexander Eussell of Aden ; 
licen. by Presb. of Deer 31st Oct. 1821; 
pres. by George TV. 8th Dec. 1828; ord. 
14th May 1829, when being unwell, he was 
carried to the church on a couch ; died on 
17th, three days after. — [Tombst.] 

JOHN IMEAY, born 1790, son of 
isao J ames I-i carpenter, Aberdeen ; edu- 
cated at Marischal College ; M.A. 
(1st April 1807) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Fordoun 4th Dec. 1816 ; app. school- 
master of Peterhead in 1819 ; pres. by 
George IV. 21st Sept. 1829; ord. 7th 
Jan. 1830; died 12th July 1848. He marr. 
29th Dec. 1816, Catherine Memess (died 
11th Jan. 1875), and had issue— Eobert 
Eoss, born 23rd Dec. 1818 ; John, M.A., 
patent agent, London, born 22nd Aug. 
1820. 



JOHN EOBB of Pittrichie, born 14th 
1849 ^ al1, 1^14, son of John E., architect, 
Convener of the Trades, Aberdeen, 
and Barbara Milne ; educated at Marischal 
College; M.A. (1828); pres. by Queen 
Victoria 11th Dec. 1848; ord. 22nd March 
1849 ; dem. 19th Nov. 1876 ; died at Pitt- 
richie, 17th July 1899. He bequeathed 
£10 per annum for each of the stipends of 
Ardallie, Kininmonth, and BlackhLlls. He 
marr. 14th Dec. 1876, Jean Isobel (born 
23rd May 1841, died 17th Feb. 1898), 
daugh. of Dr Nathaniel Laurence, Long- 
side. 

EOBEET CUSHNEY, born Bellie, 21st 
18 „„ Jan. 1851 ; son of Eobert C, min. 
of Bellie ; educated at Univ. of 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1871), B.D. (1874) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Strathbogie ; assistant at 
St Michael's; ord. 1st May 1877; clerk 
of Presb., 1892-1904 ; died 22nd Feb. 1904. 
He marr. 13th Nov. 1878, Mary, daugh. 
of George Williamson, Littlewood Park, 
Alford, and had issue — Alice Margaret, 
born 17th Sept. 1879; Helen Mary, born 
24th Feb. 1882; Eachel, born 11th July 
1883. 

EICHAED HENDEESON, born New 

1904 By* 11 ' 27tlx ® ec - 1863 > son of Andrew 
H. and Elizabeth Bruce ; educated 
at New Byth School, Grammar School, 
and Univ. of Aberdeen; M.A. (1886), 
B.D. (1891) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
Aug. 1891 ; assistant at Corstorphine that 
year ; ord. to Maryton 1st Nov. 1893 ; 
trans, and adm. 11th Aug. 1904; app. clerk 
of Presb. 1914. Marr. 18th Jan. 1894, 
Margaret Peddieson, daugh. of George 
Falconer and Mary M'Killop, and has 
issue — George Andrew Falconer, iieut. 
3rd Gordon Highlanders, Flying Instructor 
Eoyal Air Force, born 1895, killed in 
aeroplane accident at Spittlegate, Gran- 
tham, 4th July 1918; Elizabeth Mary, 
M.A., born 1897; Maude Christian, born 
1900 ; Eichard Bruce, born 1901 ; Aileen 
Margaret, born 1904 ; Dorothy Catherine, 
born 1906; Nancy Falconer Henderson, 
born 1909. 



228 



LONMAY 



[PEESB. OF 



LONMAY. 

[Lonmay was a prebend of Aberdeen. 
The old church of Lonmay, of which very 
scanty ruins are now left, stood near the 
seaside at the village of St Combs. It was 
dedicated to St Columba. The parish 
church was removed to a site about two 
miles further inland in 1607.] 

ALEXANDER BARCLAY, min. in 
1574 1574; still min. in 1578. 

DUNCAN DAVIDSON, parson 
1583 in 1583. 

THOMAS RIRES, son of Alexander 
1fin4 R. of Strathtodlaw; adm. in 1604; 
dem. 1st May 1644 ; died between 
18th Oct. 1653 and 24th April 1657. He 
marr. (1) Margaret Ramsay : (2) Janet 
Forbes, who survived him, and had issue — 
William, min. of this parish, and others. — 
{Spalding Miscel., iii. ; G. R. Sas., xi., 24 ; 
G. R. Homings, 2nd April 1672; Aberdeen 
Sas., ii. 164, iv. 585, v. 46.] 

WILLIAM RIRES, born 1623, eldest 
1645 son °^ P rece ding; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen; M.A.(1639); pres. 
by Sir Alexander Irvine of Drum 22nd May, 
and adm. (assistant) 24th June 1645. He 
is styled by Principal Adamson, " a learned 
youth " in 1651 when he joined the 
Protesters. He resigned an annual rent 
from the lands of Strathtodlaw to Gilbert, 
Earl of Errol, 25th Nov. 1664, and had a 
resignation of the lands of Gask, 26th 
Dec. 1679, with his wife and eldest son. 
He marr. Janet Seatoun, and had issue — 
Alexander. Publication — Epitaphiwm on 
Mr Charles Ferme, minister of Fraser- 
burgh (Ferm. Anal. ad. Romanes). — [G. R. 
Homings, 2nd April 1672.] 

JAMES IRVINE, licen. by Presb. of 
Alford in 1678 ; adm. to Cabrach 
12th May 1678; probably deprived 
on account of the Test in 1681 ; adm. to 
Muthill 16th March 1687 ; trans, and adm. 
after Oct. 1687; died in 1690. He marr. 
Maria Irvine, and had issue — James, served 
heir to both parents 22nd March 1692. — 
[Inq. Ret. Gen., 7236, 7237.] 



1687 



JOHN HOUSTON, formerly of 
Eaglesham (q.v.) ; intruded before 
1696; died in 1707 .—[Aberdeenshire 
Poll-Book, ii., 40.] 

THOMAS GORDON, son of Ludovic 
17og G., min. of Aboyne ; licen. by Presb. 
of Kirkcaldy 15th June 1708 ; called 
by the Presb. jure devoluto 26th July, and 
ord. 22nd Sept. 1709 ; died 12th July 1743. 
He marr. Agnes Coupar, who died 5th 
Nov. 1778, and had issue — Thomas, mm. 
of Dundurcas ; William, student at Mari- 
schal College, 1747-51. 

JOHN SIME, MA. (King's College, 
1744 Aberdeen, 1735); licen. by Presb. 
of Deer 23rd Sept. 1741 ; pres. by 
James Hay, W.S., Dec. 1743; ord. 14th 
June 1744; died 2nd June 1752. He marr. 
23rd Oct. 1748, Mary Abernethy, who died 
14th July 1759, and had issue — Helen, born 
18th March 1750, died 20th Sept. 1751. 

JOHN L.UNDIE, born 1726, son 
1175g of John L., Inverurie, and Anna 
Farquharson ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1743) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Aberdeen 2nd Aug. 1749 ; pres. 
by James Hay of Cocklaw Dec. 1752 ; ord. 
29th March 1753; died 28th April 1807. 
He was an intimate of Beattie the poet. 
He marr. 2nd July 1754, Mary (died 5th 
April 1798, aged 77), youngest daugh. of 
Thomas Forbes of Echt, and had issue — 
Margaret, born 27th April 1755, died 
17th Sept. 1816; Katherine, born 6th 
May 1758, died at Tanfield 9th Aug. 
1809. Publication — Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace., xvi.). 

HUGH SHEARER, born Mortlach, 
1808 1741 ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (2nd April 1764); 
schoolmaster of Botriphnie, 1761 - 76 ; 
catechist at Cairney ; licen. by Presb. of 
Strathbogie 23rd Nov. 1770 ; ord. assistant 
at Cairney 31st Aug. 1795 ; afterwards 
assistant at Bellie ; pres. by Thomas 
Gordon of Buthlaw and Cairness Nov. 
1807 ; adm. here 31st March 1808 ; died 
unmarr. 22nd Feb. 1810. 



deer] 



LONMAY 



229 



CHAELES GIBBON, bom 20th Nov. 
1810 ^ 89 ' son of William G., shipmaster, 
Aberdeen, afterwards of Fraserburgh ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen j 
M.A. (28th March 1805); licen. by Presb. 
of Kincardine O'Neil 20th Sept. 1809; 
pres. by Thomas Gordon of Buthlaw and 
Cairness (assistant and successor) in 
Feb., again in March, and ord. 3rd May 
1810. He was instrumental in getting the 
General Assembly, 27th May 1836, to 
establish a Supplementary Orphan Fund, 
of which he was the first convener ; D.D. 
(Aberdeen, Jan. 1869); died Father of 
the Synod, 5th Feb. 1871. He marr. 9th 
Nov. 1813, Ann (born 17th Nov. 1787, died 
11th Dec. 1867), eldest daugh. of Eobert 
Duff, D.D., min. of Kinedward, and had 
issue— Jessie, born 29th Aug. 1814 (marr. 
30th June 1841, Edward Eyre Williams, 
barrister, London) ; Maria, born 2nd Dec. 
1815 (marr. 21st Feb. 1833, Christopher 
Fagan, major-general Bengali army), died 
at Pau, France, 5th Nov. 1847 ; Thomas, 
born 25th March and died Aug. 1818 ; 
Charles William, born 18th Sept. 1820, 
died 30th Aug. 1899 ; Amelia Ann Turing, 
born 8th Sept. 1822, died 15th June 1836 ; 
Eobina Cussine, born 16th March 1824, 
died 28th Nov. 1825 ; Eobert Turing, born 
29th July 1827, died 10th Aug. 1895 ; Ann 
Grace, born 18th Jan. 1830 (marr. 1st 
March 1848, Eobert Boyd Tytler, Ceylon), 
died 23rd Oct. 1904; Sir William Duff, 
Ceylon, born 22nd July 1837, knighted 1912, 
died 19th March 1919. Publications— 
Sermons in Aid of the Widows, and Families 
of Three Fishermen who were lost at Sea 
(Aberdeen, 1827) ; Statement respecting the 
Practice of excluding in certain Cases both 
the Widoiv and Orphan Family of a Con- 
tributor from any Benefit of the Fund 
established for a Provision to Ministers' 
Widows, etc., in Scotland (Aberdeen, 1829) ; 
Account of the Parish {New Stat. Ace, xii.). 
— [Aberdeenshire Epitaphs and Inscrip- 
tions, 58.] 



1871 



AECHIBALD ALEXANDEE CAMP- 
BELL, ord. 24th Aug. 1871 ; trans. 



to Crathie 8th May 1874. 



JAMES LEASK, MA. ; pres. by J. W. 
1874 Gordon of Cairness and ord. 6th 
Aug. 1874 ; trans, to Eosemount, 
Aberdeen, 13th June 1878. 



JAMES FOEEEST, born Craighall, 
Fraserburgh, 4th Sept. 1843, son of 
James F., farmer, and Margaret 
Simpson ; educated at Techmuiry and 
Strichen Schools, Grammar School, and 
Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1865) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Turriff in 1869; became a 
teacher in England for three years and 
at Auchterless for seven years ; ord. to 
Barthol Chapel 23rd March 1876; trans, 
and adm. 31st Oct. 1878 ; President of 
the Buchan Field Club in' 1890; D.D. 
(Aberdeen, 1907); died 21st Feb. 1914. 
He was a man of wide culture and attain- 
ments and a well-known Semitic scholar. 
He marr. 12th April 1876, Catherine, 
daugh. of Alexander Gray, D.D., min. of 
Auchterless, and had issue — Isabella Gray, 
born 1st Feb. 1877 (marr. John Kellas, 
min. of Eathen) ; James, M.A., classical 
master, Coatbridge Higher Grade School, 
born 3rd Sept. 1878 ; Catherine Anne, 
born 15th March 1883 (marr. James 
Angus Mann, M.A., min. of U.F. Church, 
Coatbridge) ; Alexander Gray, born 27th 
Oct. 1885, drowned at San Francisco, 
9th July 1902. Publications — A Glimpse 
into Church Life in the Presbytery 
of Deer during the Commonivealth (Peter- 
head, 1890); "The Buchan Dialect" 
(Trans. Buchan Field Club, 1891); 
"Account of Gordon Memorial Church 
and Parish, Barthol Chapel" [The Vale 
of Ythan] (1895) ; Inverallochy Castle 
(Peterhead, 1895) ; Buchan Scots Words 
(Peterhead, 1897) ; Place Names in Lonmay 
(Peterhead, 1904) ; " Circular Foundations 
on the Gallow Hill, Auchterless" (Pro. 
Soc. Antiq. Scot.) ; " A Series of Papers 
on Bourigninism " (Aberdeen Journal); 
" Castles of Eavenscraig and Inverugie " 
(Trans. Buchan Field Club, Peterhead, 
1909). Edited Prof. John Forbes's Studies 
on the Booh of Psalms (Edinburgh, 1888). — 
[Trans. Buchan Field Club, vol. ix., 256; 
The Booh of Buchan, 370-6.] 



230 



LONMAY— MAUD— PETERHEAD 



[PKESB. OF 



JAMES MACDONALD FLNLAYSON, 

1914 ^ orn 26t ^ ^ an- 1 ^83, son of Joseph 
Sage F., min. of Burntisland ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh; MA. (1907), 
B.D. (1910) ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
in 1910; ord. 19th March 1914. Marr. 
21st March 1918, Beatrice, youngest daugh. 
of William M'Connachie of Knowsie, Aber- 
deenshire. Publications — The Church of 
Scotland in Danger : Objections to the Policy 
of the Union Committee (Peterhead, 1919) ; 
The Haldane Report (Peterhead, 1923). 



MAUD (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Maud was disjoined from 
Deer and New Deer on 15th July 1889.] 



1878 



WILLIAM DUNCAN FEATEK, born 
1837, son of James F., clerk, Aber- 
deen ; educated at Univ. of Aber- 
deen ; MA. (1857) ; became schoolmaster 
at Premnay ; ord. 16th Jan. 1878 ; dem. 
in 1883 ; assistant at St George's-in-the- 
West, Aberdeen, 1908; died 10th May 
1913. 



1883 



WILLIAM COWIE, born Cushnie, 
Auchterless, 2nd March 1S50, son 
of William C. and Margaret Smith ; 
began life as a ploughman ; head tutor at 
Abbey Park, St Andrews; educated at 
Univs. of Aberdeen MA. (1880) and St 
Andrews; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen in 
18S3 ; app. missionary here July that year ; 
ord. first min. of the parish 10th July 1890 ; 
died 17th Aug. 1918. He marr. 7th Feb. 1894, 
Christian Ewen, daugh. of Captain Alex- 
ander Simpson, Peterhead, and Christian 
Ewen, and had issue — Christian Ewen, 
born 5th Dec. 1894 (marr. 9th July 1920, 
Alfred Boss Murison, M.A., rector of 
Thurso Academy) ; Gladys May, M.A., 
born 26th July 1896 (marr. David Silver 
Johnston, min. of Newhaven) ; Mabel Mar- 
garet, born 19th Dec. 1898; William 
Archibald Douglas, M.A., B.D., assistant 
at Morningside, Edinburgh, born 4th Oct. 
1900. Publications — Several papers on 
Education and other subjects. 



1919 



WILLIAM SIMPSON, born Alves, 
17th March 1863, son of Charles S. 
and Margaret Edwards ; educated 
at New Spynie School and Univs. of 
Aberdeen M.A. (1883) and St Andrews 
B.D. (1891); was a teacher 1883-8; licen. 
by Presb. of St Andrews in 1895 ; ord. 
to Clarendon Street Presbyterian Church. 
Melbourne, 1895 ; trans, to Sydenham, 
Christchurch, New Zealand, 1900; res. in 
1904 and returned home ; adm. to Down- 
field 15th Jan. 1908 ; trans, and adm. 23rd 
Jan. 1919. Marr. 4th Sept. 1895, Sarah, 
daugh. of Charles Dare, Melbourne, and 
has issue — William Nightingale, medical 
student. 



PETERHEAD, of old PETER- 
UGIE. 

[The old church of Peterugie was dedi- 
cated to St Peter. In its remaining ruins 
there is ancient Norman building. The 
church belonged to the Abbey of Deer. 
There is a mission chapel within the 
bounds at Tortorston.] 

GILBERT CHISHOLM,held the charge 
15 _ 7 of Peterugie in conjunction with 
Deer, Foveran, and St Fergus, 
1567-9. 

AKCHIBALD REID, reader in 
1567 1567. 



1571 



AECHIBALD KEITH, trans, from 
Longley in 1571 ; trans, to Crimond 



in 1573. 



THOMAS MOBISON, min. in 1578, 
with Cruden also in the charge ; 



1578 



still min. in 15S0. 



THOMAS BISSET, min. in 1585, with 
1585 Ellon also in the charge ; pres. to 
the vicarage by James VI. Dec. 
1594 ; was relieved of his charge before 
1604, and ordered to be warded in the 
Edinburgh Tolbooth by the Privy Council, 
4th June 1607, for invading with others 
the yard of James Martin, his successor, 
and digging up his crops, for which he was 
ordered to find caution not to repeat that 



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offence. He marr. and had issue — John ; 
Susanna (marr., cont. 20th Dec. 1599, John 
Keith in Ednie).— [P. C. Reg., vii., 381, 678; 
Reg. of Deeds, lxxxii., 15th Aug. 1604.] 

JOHN KEITH, trans, from Dunnottar, 
pres. by George, Earl Marischal, in 
April, and adm. 14th Oct. 1604; 
re-trans, to Dunnottar 12th Sept. 1605. 

JAMES MARTIN (primtts), pres. by 
160g George, Earl Marischal, in Sept. 
and adm. 24th Nov. 1605 ; died 
before Michaelmas 1623. He marr. Isabel 
Arbuthnott, and had issue — James, min. 
of this parish. 

JAMES MARTIN (secundus), son of pre- 
16S6 ceding, adm. before 25th Oct. 1636 ; 
was a member of the Assembly in 1638, 
and of the Commission in 1641. He was 
appointed to the Commission for Visiting 
the Univ. of Glasgow 25th Dec. 1638, and 
pressed the Covenant on the citizens of 
Aberdeen during service in the church of 
Old Machar 5th April 1639. He was a 
zealous supporter of the Covenant in 1643 ; 
died before 20th Dec. 1649, having been 
one of those " who were accounted eminent 
in their day either for gifts, grace, faith- 
fulness, or success." He marr. his cousin 
Elizabeth (marr. (2) George Forbes of 
Aberdour), daugh. of John Arbuthnott of 
Carnegie, and had issue — Alexander ; 
Nathaniel, his successor. — [Baillie's Letters ; 
Aberdeen Sheriff-Court Deeds ; Acts of Pari., 
v., 526 ; Arbuthnott Book, 132.] 

NATHANIEL MARTIN, son of 
1650 P rece ding i educated at Marischal 
College; adm. to Aberdour before 
18th June 1646 ; was a member of Com- 
mission of Assembly in 1648 ; adm., coll. 
and inst. 12th May 1650. Joined the 
Protesters in 1651 ; was named by the 
Council of England, 8th Aug. 1654, one 
of those for authorising admissions to the 
ministry in the province of Angus ; 
deprived by Act of Parliament, 11th June, 
and Decreet of Privy Council in 1662 ; took 
up residence at Turriff, carrying with him 
the Exercise or Presbytery Book, which 
was ultimately recovered by the Com- 
missary. A decreet was passed against 



him with others, 16th July 1671, for 
keeping conventicles. He is said to have 
been one of the Triumviri of Deer — the 
others being, Robert Keith and Duncan 
Forbes ; died between 24th Aug. 1671 and 
15th June 1676. He marr. Jean Forbes, 
and had issue — a daugh. (marr. Thomas 
Forrest). — [Wodrow's Anal., Hi., 125.] 

JOHN CHALMERS, second son of 
1664 Wttli. am C, min. of Boyndie; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen 
(1655); adm. to Arbuthnott 28th Sept. 
1662 ; trans, and adm. in 1664 ; died after 
8th Oct. 1678. He marr. 11th Feb. 1663, 
Margaret, daugh. of Robert Keith of White- 
rige, and had issue — Robert ; William ; 
John; George. — [Nisbet's Heraldry, ii., 125.] 

- ALEXANDER BANKS, M.A. ; adm. 
1674 (P r °bably as assistant and successor) 
before 21st April 1674; trans, to 
Dalmeny in 1682. 

ALEXANDER BARCLAY, educated at 
1682 King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (9th 
July 1668); adm. to Auchterless 
in 1674; pres. by George, Earl Marischal, 
trans, and adm. 28th Sept. 1682 ; deprived 
in 1695 for non-jurancy and protesting 
against the Assembly's Committee for the 
North; was dismissed by Parliament 9th 
July that year. He intruded before 12th 
May 1708; dep. 8th May 1716 for com- 
plicity in the Rebellion. He conducted 
Episcopalian services in a house in the 
Longate for those seceders who formed the 
nucleus of St Peter's Episcopal congrega- 
tion. He marr. (cont. 4th Nov. 1674), 
Margaret Burnet, and had issue — Patrick ; 
William ; Alexander ; George ; Margaret ; 
Elizabeth (marr., cont. 5th Jan. 1705, 
Patrick White) ; Jean (marr. (1) cont. 10th 
June 1718, William Badichell, schoolmaster, 
Auchterless; ? (2) Charles Gordon, merchant, 
Aberdeen).— {Acts, of Pari., ix., 423, App. 
119 ; Aberdeenshire Poll-Booh, i., 572.] 

ANDREW GUTHRIE, ord. to Edrom 
1699 10th Oct. 1690; called 17th July 
1698; trans, and adm. 19th April 
1699 ; dem. 30th Sept. 1720 ; died May 1722. 
He marr. and had issue— Thomas, only son. 
— {Aberdeen Tests.] 



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1716 



1721 



WILLIAM SMITH, ord. (assistant) 9th 
Aug. 1716 ; trans, to Second Charge, 
Old Machar, 8th May 1717. 

DAVID BROWN, MA. ; called by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 5th, and ord. 
27th April 1721 ; trans, to Belhelvie 
22nd July 1725. 

ROBERT FARQUHAR, M.A.; called by 
172g the Presb. jure devoluto loth April, 
and ord. 21st July 1726 ; trans, to 
Chapel-of-Garioeh 18th Oct. 1738. 

JAMES WALKER, son of James W., 
1739 merchant, Peterhead ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1723); licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 1st 
April 1735 ; called 4th Jan., and pres. by 
George II. 17th Oct. 1738; ord. 9th March 
1739; died 1st Jan. 1763. A fire in 1740 
completely destroyed his manse. He niarr. 
(1) 25th Jan. 1750, Janet (died May 1756), 
only daugh. of John Gordon, min. of Old 
Deer : (2) 17th Nov. 1757, Elizabeth Innes, 
who marr. (2) 28th May 1772, Thomas 
Gordon, professor of Greek, King's College, 
—[Tombst.] 

GEORGE MOIR, born 5th April 1741, 
son of Andrew M., min. of Ellon ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen, 1755-9 ; licen. by Presb. of Ellon 
26th April, pres. by George in. 6th May, 
and ord. 11th Aug. 1763 ; M.D. (9th Sept. 
1765); died 18th March 1818. In the 
course of his ministry he occupied the 
pulpits of three parish churches in Peter- 
head, that of the old church in the church- 
yard, 1763-70, that of the new church 
built on the Little Links, 1770-1800, and 
afterwards that of the present church. He 
marr. 7th March 1766, Martha (died 17th 
Nov. 1816), third daugh. of Patrick Byres 
of Tonley, and had issue — Andrew, born 
9th June 1767, died in East Indies in 1783; 
Patrick, Commissioner of the Court of 
Requests at Calcutta, born 26th June 1769, 
died 5th Feb. 1810 ; James, physician, born 
11th Nov. 1770 ; Robert, born 23rd March 
1772, died 28th March 1782 ; Janet, born 
5th Nov. 1773 (marr. (1) 4th June 1792, 
Christopher Norton of Pinkridge : (2) 
Captain John Davidson, Gothenburg) ; 



1763 



1816 



John, artist, born 19th June 1775, died 
2Sth Feb. 1857 ; William, Commissioner of 
Court of Requests, Calcutta, born 12th 
June 1777; George, born 21st May 1779, 
died 9th Oct. 1786; Forbes, born 16th 
March 1781, died 24th Feb. 1782; Jean, 
born 24th Feb. 1783 (marr. William Donald, 
min. of this parish) ; Andrew Robert, born 
10th July 1785. Publication— Statistical 
Account of Peterhead (1777) ; Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, svi.).— 
[Family of Moir and Byres, 31 ; Aberdeen 
Journal Notes and Queries, iii., 120.] 

WILLIAM DONALD, born 17S2, son of 
James D., Keithhall Mill, and Anne 
Forbes ; educated at Marischal Col- 
lege, Aberdeen; M.A. (April 1802); licen. 
by Presb. of Deer 31st Aug. 1808 ; became 
schoolmaster here in 1812 ; pres. by George, 
Prince Regent, in May, and ord. (assistant 
and successor) 12th Dec. 1816; died 15th 
Jan. 1844. He marr. (1) 19th Feb. 1816, 
Jean (died 23rd Sept. 1837), daugh. of 
George Moir, min. of this parish : (2) 14th 
March 1839, Mary Agnes (died 23rd Sept. 
1896, aged 81) daugh. of Alexander Robert- 
son, baker, Peterhead, and had issue — 
James, D.D., min. of Keithhall, born 4th 
April 1840; Mary, born 2nd Feb. 1842 (marr. 
7th June 1865, Peter Neil Mackichan, min. 
of Inveraray). 

ALEXANDER IRVINE, pres. by Queen 
Victoria 25th March, trans, from 
Dunnottar 4th July 1844; trans, to 
Crimond 29th March 1855. 

JAMES MITCHELL, M.A; pres. by 
Queen Victoria 16th May, and ord. 
23rd Aug. 1855 ; trans, to South 
Leith 24th March 1864. 

JAMES STEWART, born 12th April 
1830, son of Robert S., market gar- 
dener, Inverkip, and Mary Brown ; 
educated at Grammar School, Greenock, and 
Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (April 1850) ; 
became classical master in Burgh School, 
Musselburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Greenock 
May 1854 ; missionary at Cartsburn ; ord. 
there 25th Dec. 1856; pres. by Queen 
Victoria 23rd July, trans, and adm. 20th 
Oct. 1864 ; D.D. (St Andrews 1894) ; died 



1844 



1864 



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233 



15th Aug. 1917. He was a great book 
collector and presented many thousands of 
volumes to the Peterhead Public Library, 
where his portrait hangs. He marr. 5th 
Aug. 1850, Catherine Stark (died 15th 
Nov. 1898, aged 72), daugh. of Thomas 
Stark Wemyss, house proprietor, and Jean 
Cuthbert, and had issue — Robert Brown, 
born 13th May 1851, died at Greenock, 6th 
Dec. 1876; Thomas Stark Wemyss, born 
18th Sept. 1852 j James, born 13th March 
1854; John Wemyss, born 10th Sept. 
1856 ; William, born 9th Aug. 1858 ; David 
Cuthbert, born 30th Sept. 1860; Mary 
Jane, born 22nd Jan. 1862, died 28th Oct. 
1890; Stephenson George, born 24th Nov. 
1863 ; Henry Charles Alexander, born 20th 
Oct. 1868. Publications— Words of Fare- 
well to Cartsburn (Greenock, 1864) ; A 
Discourse on Intemperance (Peterhead, 
1865) ; The Lord's Supper and Sacramental 
Fast Days (Peterhead, .1867) ; New Tear 
Hymns for Parish Church Sunday School 
(Peterhead, 1866-70) ; Prayer : by Whom to 
be offered, and for What (Peterhead, 1878) ; 
Christian Conversion and Church Con- 
nection (Peterhead, 1880) ; Higher Edu- 
cation : The Academy and the Grading 
System (Peterhead, 1881) ; Sermon to Scotia 
Lodge of Oddfelloios (Peterhead, 1883); 
Abstinence, a Christian Duty ; Total Absti- 
nence and the Sabbath ; The Religious 
Quickening in the Parish ; Have we Right 
Views about the Awakening ; The Church 
in Peterhead — Denominational, Chrono- 
logical, and Topographical (Peterhead, 1890). 

HUGH DOUGLAS SWAN, born 
Buncrana, Ireland, 20th June 1881, 
son of Thomas S. and Isabella Cooke ; 
educated at Royal Belfast Academical 
Institution, Magee College, Londonderry 
B.A. (1904), Princeton Theological Semin- 
ary, U.S.A., and Univ. of Edinburgh 
B.D. (1912) ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
in 1907 ; assistant at Selkirk and Porto- 
bello; ord. to Redgorton 12th May 1910; 
trans, and adm. 6th Oct. 1915. Marr. 13th 
March 1912, Lizzie Rutherford, daugh. of 
James Farmer Brown, Edinburgh, and 
Elizabeth Fortune, and has issue — Norman 
Stanley, born 26th Aug. 1913; Dorothy 



Fortune, born 10th Sept. 1915 ; Nora Kath- 
leen, born 21st April 1918; Harold Thomas, 
born 2nd Feb. 1922. 



EAST PETERHEAD (Q.S.). 

[A church opened as an extension church 
in 1834, was retained by the Free Church in 
1843. The East Parish of Peterhead was 
disjoined from Peterhead on 19th March 
1877.] 



1835 



JAMES YUILL, eldest son of William 
Y., merchant, Houston, Renfrew- 
shire ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. there 12th June 1833 ; be- 
came missionary in St John's parish there ; 
elected 17th Sept., and ord. 3rd Dec. 1835. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of 
Free Church, Peterhead, 1843-1905; died 7th 
Jan. 1905. He marr. 19th May 1840, Joan 
Ford, second daugh. of John Ford Anderson, 
M.D., Peterhead, and Margaret Skelton, 
and had issue — James Skelton in Australia; 
John Ford, died in Adelaide; William, C.E., 
died 17th May 1922; George Skelton of 
Chesham Place (his only child marr. the 
sixth Earl of Portarlington). 



JOHN BUIE DAVIDSON, born Mac- 
187 „ duff, 11th Nov. 1844, son of George 
D. and Ann Chalmers ; educated 
at Macduff Free Church School, Banff 
Grammar School, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1869); parochial schoolmaster at 
Careston ; licen. by Presb. of Brechin 9th 
June 1874 ; assistant at Kersland Barony, 
Dairy, Ayrshire; ord. 14th Dec. 1876; 
adm. first min. of the parish 28th March 
1877; clerk of Presb. 1904-14; D.D. 
(Aberdeen, 1914) ; dem. same year ; chap- 
lain to 1st Banffshire R.G.A., V.D. ; 
died at Aberdeen, 19th May 1922. He 
took a deep interest in local and Scottish 
educational affairs. He marr. 7th April 
1871, Ann (died 30th May 1896), daugh. 
of Alexander Airth and Anna Alexander, 
and had issue— Anne, M.A. (St Andrews), 
born 10th July 1872; Alexander Airth, 
born 16th Nov. 1874, died 27th Oct. 1881 ; 
Mary Urquhart, born 14th Jan. 1877, 
died '19th June 1878; John Chalmers, 



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[presb. or 



electrician, Pennsylvania Railway, New 
York, born 20th Jan. 1879; James Gill, 
chief mechanician, Daily News, Man- 
chester, born 9th Nov. 1880; William 
Burgess, electrical engineer, Bengal and 
Nagpur Railway, India, born 17th June 1886. 
Publication — Education in Peterhead under 
the Bitrgh School Board (Peterhead, 1894). 

GEOEGE M'WILLIAM, M.A., B.D. ; 
adm. 25th Feb. 1915 ; trans, to 
Clepington, Dundee, 25th March 



1915 

1918. 



1918 



WILLIAM PHILIP WISHABT, M.A., 
B.D. ; ord. 8th Aug. 1918; trans. 



to Forres 4th March 1921. 



ALBERT ALEXANDER DIACK,born 
1Q21 Kemnay, 1st June 1892, son of 
Peter D. and Jeannie Emslie ; edu- 
cated at Charlotte Street Normal School 
and Univ. of Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen June 1920 ; assistant at John 
Knox's, Aberdeen ; ord. 9th May 1921 ; 
trans, to St Bernard's, Edinburgh, 1926. 
Marr. 1st June 1921, Maggie, daugh. of 
Alexander Fraser and Barbara Steele. 



PITSLIGO. 

[A church was built here in 1630. The 
parish of Pitsligo was disjoined from 
Aberdour and erected by Act of Parliament 
on 28th June 1633. There is at Pitsligo a 
Well of the Nine Maidens of St Donald. 
Within the bounds there is a mission 
chapel at Sandhaven.] 

ANDREW CANT, M.A. ; formerly of 
16S3 Alford ; adm. in 1633 ; adm. burgess 
of Aberdeen 7th Sept. 1636; trans, 
to Newbattle 20th May 1639. [His 
reversed initials C. A., said to have been 
cut in mockery under his effigy on a 
stone on the east wall of the church, may 
rather indicate the name of the builder 
of the church — Charles Allan.]— [Pratt's 
Buchan, 299.] 

ARTHUR FORBES, M.A. ; adm. about 
ioat. 1640; trans, to Innerwick 19th July 
1640 1646. 



DUNCAN FORBES, fourth son of 
lfi4l7 Duncan F. of Byth ; adm. to Leslie 
before 1645 ; trans, and adm. before 
Oct. 1647 ; was a member of Commission 
of Assembly in 1649, and one of the 
Visitors for the College of Aberdeen, 
appointed by Parliament 31st July that 
year. He was called to Fraserburgh Aug. 
1650, and in Nov. to one of the charges 
in Aberdeen, but translation was refused. 
He joined the Protesters in 1651 ; was 
named by the Council of England, 8th 
Aug. 1654, one of those for authorising 
admission to the ministry in the provinces 
north of Angus. Refusing to conform to 
Episcopacy he was deprived before 24th 
Oct. 1662. He was one of the " Triumviri 
of Deer," and was alive Aug. 1680. He 
marr. Oct. 1647, Agnes, daugh. of John 
Arbuthnot of Cairngall, and had issue — 
Alexander, min. of Stewarton and Dyke ; 
Duncan, in Aiken way ; George, kirk beadle, 
in Aberdeen ; Mary (marr. George Stewart, 
notary public, Turriff) ; and another. — 
[Acts of Pari., vi., pt. 2, 509, 823 ; Torribst. ; 
Wodrow's Anal., iii., 125.] 

ALEXANDER SWAN, son of David 
S., min. of Tough ; educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1651) ; ord. to Leslie 15th Nov. 1655 ; 
trans, and adm. 26th May 1665 ; died 26th 
Aug. 1686, aged about 61. He marr. (1) 
Jean Leslie, who died 8th March 1668, 
and had issue — William, his successor in 
this parish ; Helen (marr. Alexander Robb, 
merchant, Rosehearty), died 15th Feb. 
1697 : (2) Anna Keith, who survived him, 
and had issue— James ; George ; Robert ; 
Sophia ; Mary. — [Tombst.~] 

WILLIAM SWAN, son of preceding; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (3rd July 1679) ; adm. 
before 1689; dep. 3rd July 1716, for com- 
plicity in the Jacobite Rising. He set up 
a meeting-house in Fraserburgh, 2nd July 
1721, and afterwards removed to a house 
at Cairns of Pittulie, where he preached 
to a congregation of about twenty; died 
in 1742, aged about 84. He marr. Grizel 
Robertson, and had issue — Alexander ; 
William. — [Aberdeenshire Poll-Book, ii., 89.] 



1665 



deee] 



PITSLIGO 



235 



JOHN FORBES of Pitnacadel, M.A. ; 
in yj called by the Presb. jure devohito 
29th Jan., and ord. 19th Feb. 1717 ; 
trans, to Deer 4th Feb. 1719. 

WILLIAM MERCER, born 22nd March 
1720 1696, third son of Thomas M. of 
Todlaw, and brother of' John M., 
min. of Tyrie ; educated at Marischal Col- 
lege, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1712) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Deer 26th Nov. 1718; pres. to 
Spynie, but preferring this parish, was 
called 24th Aug., and ord. 22nd Sept. 
1720 ; was unable from ill-health to per- 
form his duties and had eight assistants ; 
died 28th Aug. 1767. He marr. 18th June 
1723, Anne (died 19th Jan. 1768), daugh. 
of Andrew Monro, sheriff-clerk, Elgin, 
and had issue — Margaret, born 3rd June 
1724 (marr. William Brown); Hugh, 
a surgeon, born 16th Jan. 1726, after 
Culloden emigrated to Virginia, became 
a general in American army, and fell at 
Battle of Princetown 3rd Jan. 1777, his 
grandson Hugh was a General in the Con- 
federate army, 1860-4 ; William, in Royal 
Navy; Ann (eloped with James Brown, her 
father's servant) ; Isobel, born 30th Oct. 
1735 (marr. George Mercer of Marlboro). — 
[Tombst. ; Scot. Notes and Queries, vii. 
152, 184 ; viii. 24 ; Family Pedigree.] 

CHARLES GILLAN, born 1732 ; edu- 
17 _ cated at King's College, Aberdeen, 
1747-51 ; licen. by Presb. of Elgin 
6th July 1758 ; became assistant in this 
parish ; pres. by George II. 13th June, and 
ord. (colleague and successor) 28th Aug. 
1760 ; lived at farm of Boghead ; died 
(from an epidemic in parish which carried 
off about one hundred persons) 31st Oct. 
1761. 

DAVID STEPHENSON, born 1727, 
.,.-- son of William S., Aberdeen ; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen; M.A. (1743); licen. by Presb. of 
Aberdeen 3rd June 1752 ; became a master 
of the Grammar School, Aberdeen; pres. 
by George III. 21st Nov. 1767 ; ord. 4th 
May 1768 ; died 21st Jan. 1786. He marr. 
25th Jan. 1757, Anna Innes, who died 4th 



Aug. 1795, and had issue — William, school- 
master of this parish, born 16th Sept. 
1761; David; Peggy. 

JAMES GREIG, born 1760, son of 
17 __ Thomas G., Strichen ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(Feb. 1779) ; became schoolmaster of 
Fraserburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Deer 
3rd May 1786 ; pres. by George III. 15th 
May, and ord. 21st Sept. 1786 ; died 
unmarr. from the effects of poison given 
him by a female servant 15th Oct. 1803. 
Publications — A Catechism ; The Sufficiency 
of the Evidence of Revelation, a sermon 
(Aberdeen, 1799) ; Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, v.). — [Tombst] 



1804 



ALEXANDER FARQUHAR, 
born 1763, son of Alexander F., 
tenant of Aucheoch, New Deer; 
educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (18th March 1785); licen. by Presb. 
of Ellon 28th June 1791 ; became school- 
master of Colliston, Slains, Rathen, Turriff, 
and Banff; ord. to New Pitsligo Chapel 
12th Sept. 1799 ; pres. by George III. 31st 
Oct. 1803 ; trans, and adm. 13th June 
1804; died 26th March 1834. He marr. 
22nd Dec. 1806, Ann Spottiswood (died 
31st May 1859), daugh. of T. Crooks, Edin- 
burgh (governess to a family in the parish), 
and had issue — Ann, born 10th Nov. 1807 
(marr. 2nd Nov. 1830, James Brodie 
Spottiswood of Muiresk), died 24th Jan. 
1872; Mary Jane, born 14th July 1809 
(marr. 23rd April 1835, David Robertson 
Soutar of Lawhead, writer, Edinburgh), 
died 18th Aug. 1845; Alexander, surgeon, 
London, captain Royal Aberdeen Militia, 
born 26th Aug. 1810, died 1883; Janet, 
born 9th July 1812 (marr. 20th Oct. 
1835, John Anderson of Westbills, Skene) ; 
Margaret, born 14th Nov. 1813, died 25th 
Oct. 1892 ; William, min. of Forglen, born 
2nd June 1815; Elizabeth, born 15th June 
1817 (marr. 23rd June 1842, James Craigie, 
major Indian army), died 1st April 1883; 
Robert Spottiswood, advocate, Aberdeen, 
born 13th May 1819, died 2nd April 1873 ; 
James, born 20th Dec. 1820, died 13th 
Aug. 1829 ; Leslie Fraser, born 1822, died 



236 



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[PRESB. OF 



14th Feb. 1861 ; Thomas of Auchronie, 
M.D., surgeon-major, I.M.S., died 3rd Jan. 
1891 ; Sabina, bom 1823, died 24th Dec. 
1875. Publication — Account of Slains 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, v.).— [Descendants of 
James Young ; Aberdeen Journal Notes 
and Queries, i., 71.] 



1834 



EDWARD HUME, born 1804, son of 
David H., tenant, Comiston, and 
descended in the eighth degree from 
John Knox the Reformer ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Haddington 12th Dec. 1826; ord. to 
Heriot 25th Sept. 1829 ; pres. by William 
rV. 27th May, trans, and adm. 25th Sept. 
1834 ; died 1st April 1863. He marr. (1) 
3rd Sept. 1835, Marion (died 15th Feb. 
1851), daugh. of James Keddie, Peebles, 
and had issue — Alexander Clapperton, born 
23rd June 1836, died at Oban, 29th March 
1853 ; Mary Jane Clapperton, born 1st Jan. 
1838, died 13th Sept. 1854 ; David Edward, 
born 24th April 1839 ; Eliza Anne, born 4th 
Sept. 1840, died 23rd April 1857 ; Marion, 
born 8th June 1842 ; James Thomas, born 
13th July 1844, died at Great Malvern, 
3rd Aug. 1884; Jessie Chalmers, born 5th 
Feb. 1846; Lewis Chalmers, born 30th 
May 1849 : (2) 16th March 1852, Eliza 
(died 16th Sept. 1906), daugh. of Captain 
William Patton of Devonshaw, and had 
issue — a child, born 19th, and died 24th Dec. 
1852 ; Henry Patton, born 23rd Oct. 1855 ; 
Frederick Augustus, born 21st Aug. 1859 ; 
Anna Maria, born 1st May 1860 ; Florence. 
Publication — Accounts of Heriot and of 
Pitsligo (New Stat. Ace, i., xii.).— [Jervise's 
Epitaphs, ii., 400.] 

WALTER GREGOR, born Forgieside, 
Keith, 23rd Oct. 1825, son of James 
G., farmer, and Janet Leslie ; edu- 
cated at Keith School and King's College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1849); became school- 
master at Gamrie ; licen. by Presb. of 
Turriff in 1857 ; ord. to Macduff in 1859 ; 
pres. by Queen Victoria 12th June,. trans, 
and adm. 27th Aug. 1863; LL.D. (Aber- 
deen 1885) ; died at Bonnyrigg, 4th Feb. 
1897. He was a notable archaeologist and 
folk-lorist, was secretary of the Scottish 



Text Society, and a member of the Ethno- 
graphical Committee of the British Associa- 
tion. He marr. 24th Dec. 1862, Margaret 
Avon (died 8th July 1906, aged 69), daugh. 
of Alexander William Gardiner of Green- 
skares, Gamrie, and Margaret Milne, and 
had issue — Alexander, M.B., CM., born 2nd 
Oct. 1865 ; Janet Leslie, died 7th Nov. 1919. 
Publications — The Dialect of Banffshire 
(London, 1866) ; National Education and 
the Church of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1868) ; 
An Echo of the Olden Time from the 
North of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1874) ; 
Notes on the Folk-Lore of the North-East 
Coast of Scotland (London, 1881); "Folk- 
Riddles ;: (Trans. Inverness Field Club, ii., 
334) ; Healing Art in the North of Scotland, 
in the Olden Time (n.d.) ; " Folk-Lore in 
Galloway " (Proceedings of the British 
Association); " Counting - out Rhymes of 
Children" (Trans. Buchan Field Club, i., 
1889); "Kilns, Mills, Millers, Meal, and 
Bread" (Trans. Buchan Field Club, iii., 
1S94); "Hints on the Work of a Field 
Club " (Trans. Buchan Field Club, iv., 
1896) ; Titin ; a Study of Child Language 
[translated from the Spanish] (Philological 
Society) ; "The Horse in Scottish Folk- 
Lore." He edited John Rolland's The Court 
of Venus [Scot. TextSoc] (Edinburgh, 1884) 
and contributed Notes and Glossary to 
Poems of William Dunbar [Scot. Text Soc] 
(Edinburgh, 1893). Many Articles on Folk- 
Lore of the North-East of Scotland in the 
Folk-Lore Journal, vols. i. to vii. (London), 
in Meludine and Revue des Traditions 
Populaires (Paris), and in the Dictionary 
of Folk-Lore. — [Trans. Buchan Field Club, 
ix., 268-70.] 

ALEXANDER WRIGHT STEVEN- 
189 _ SON, M.A. ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 11th July 1895 ; trans 
to Balshagray, Glasgow, 7th Aug. 1910 
trans, to Inch, Stranraer, 12th March 1925 
died 24th Dec. 1925 (cf. Vol. III., 391). 

JAMES WALKER MORISON 
WILLIAMSON, born Greenock, 4th 
July 1881, son of John W., M.A., 
headmaster, Greenock, and Emily Eliza- 
beth, only daugh. of Henry Durkin, H.M. 
Customs, and nephew of Andrew Wallace 



1910 



deer] 



NEW PITSLIGO 



237 



W., D.D. ; educated at George Watson's 
College, Edinburgh, Eepton, and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; M.A. (1904) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh 3rd May 1906; assistant 
at Tron Parish, Edinburgh ; ord. 25th 
Nov. 1910. Marr. 27th May 1911, Susan 
Marshall, daugh. of Eobert Emslie, S.S.C., 
and has issue — Ian Andrew Wallace 
Williamson, born 24th July 1917; Eobert 
Emslie Wallace Williamson, born 21st March 
1921. 



NEW PITSLIGO (Q.S.). 

[The village of New Pitsligo was founded 
on 12th Sept. 1787 by Sir William Forbes 
of Pitsligo, Bart., the eminent banker, who 
was superior of the lands. At Cavoch 
within the bounds, a chapel was built in 
1799. The parish of New Pitsligo was 
disjoined from Tyrie, Aberdour, Strichen, 
and New Deer, 9th March 1853, mainly 
through the generous aid given by Sir John 
Stuart Forbes of Pitsligo, Bart.] 

ALEXANDEE FAEQUHAE, pres. by 
117g _ Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo, Bart., 
in June, and ord. 12th Sept. 1799 ; 
trans, to Pitsligo 13th June 1804. 



1804 



JOHN SHAEP (primus), born 1754, son 
of Alexander S., Alva ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(Feb. 1775); licen. by Presb. of Fordyce 
3rd Oct. 1782 ; schoolmaster of Pitsligo for 
twenty-five years ; pres. by Sir William 
Forbes of Pitsligo, Bart., in June, and ord. 
14th Aug. 1804 ; died 20th July 1837. He 
marr. and had issue — William Forbes, 
surgeon, New Pitsligo, died of typhus 
fever 22nd Feb. 1840, aged 35; Hugh, 
surgeon, died 1877 ; John, his successor, in 
the parish. 

JOHN SHAEP (secundus), born about 
1799, son of preceding ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(3rd April 1820) ; app. schoolmaster of 
Aberdour in 1832 ; assistant at New Deer ; 
pres. by Sir John Stuart Forbes of Pitsligo, 
Bart., in May, and ord. (assistant and 
successor) 18th July 1837; adm. first min. 
of the parish 9th March 1853 ; dep. for 



1837 



intemperance 27th April 1865; died 15th 
July 1875. He marr. 21st Dec. 1833, 
Margaret (marr. (2) 15th Aug. 1889), only 
daugh. of James Davidson, schoolmaster, 
Lonmay, and had issue— Harriet S. Forbes 
(marr. 30th Dec. 1856, John Coutts, sur- 
geon, New Pitsligo) ; William ; Hugh, 
M.A., M.E.C.S. 

EOBEET GIBB FOEEEST, M.A. ; ord. 
1865 10th Aug. 1865; trans, to Macduff 
4th Sept. 1868. 

JOHN M'GEEGOE FEEGUSON, 
1869 M.A. ; trans, from Glenprosen and 
adm. 19th March. 1869; trans, to 
Fern 7th Jan. 1875. 



JOHN SMEATON LOUTIT, ord. 25th 
June 1875 ; trans, to Foveran 5th 



1875 



Aug. 1880. 



1886 



JOHN CATTO, M.A. ; ord. 29th Dec. 
18g0 1880; trans, to Fintray 27th Oct. 
1885. 

ALEXANDEE EEID CEAIB, born 
1841, son of James O, farmer, 
and Magdalen Paterson ; ord. to 
Bellegrove Street Congregational Church, 
Glasgow, 1871 ; adm. by the General 
Assembly May 1881 ; assistant at Beith ; 
adm. 17th March 1886; dem. 10th Oct. 
1912; died 11th Jan. 1916. He marr. 
29th Oct. 1902, Annie, daugh. of John 
Hutcheon, general provision merchant, and 

Elizabeth Mackay, and widow of Cowie. 

Publications — America and the Americans 
(Paisley, 1892) ; Malcolm Boss [a romance] 
(London, 1900) ; Picturesque New Pitsligo 
[a poem] (n.p., 1899); Family Prayers 
(2nd ed., Aberdeen, 1903). 



1918 



JOHN MACWILLIAM, born Ardrone, 
Keith, 14th June 1882, son of James 
M. and Jane Cockburn ; educated 
at Eoyal Academy, Inverness, and Univs. 
of Aberdeen M.A. (1905), B.D. (1908), and 
Oxford B.Litt. (1910); licen. by Presb. of 
Aberdeen May 1908; ord. 31st Jan. 1913. 
Marr. 21st Aug. 1923, Agnes Watson (born 
29th April 1890, died s.p. 24th Nov. 1924), 
daugh. of James Milne, New Pitsligo, and 
Mary Watson. 



238 



RATHEN 



[PEESB. OF 



1603 



RATHEN. 

[The old church of Rath en, whose ruins 
stand in the churchyard, was dedicated to 
St Ethernan. It belonged to the Abbey 
of Arbroath. There was a Well of St 
Ethernan near it. A new church was built 
in 1870.] 

ADAM HEEIOT, min. of Aberdeen; 
pres. to the parsonage and vicarage 
by James VI. 16th May 1569, but 
probably not settled. 

DUNCAN DAVIDSON, M.A. ; regent 

„ in Univ. of Aberdeen; pres. by 

James VI. 26th Feb. 1574 ; in 1593 

Lonmay was also in the charge ; still 

min. in 1601 ; died before 3rd Sept. 1606. 

He marr. and had issue — Alexander ; 

Thomas ; Francis.— [Melvill's Autob., 302 ; 

Slains Charters ; P. C. Reg., ix., 681.] 

WILLIAM DAVIDSON, son of Alex- 
ander D. in Kintore ; was present 
at the Assembly at Aberdeen, 2nd 
July 1605, for which he was summoned 
before the Privy Council, 3rd Oct., and 
confessed having been present, but stated 
that "had he viewed in the light then 
which he did now, he would not have 
been there." He was acquitted and 
returned to his pastoral charge. He was 
adm. burgess of Aberdeen 1st Aug. 1620 ; 
was a member of Commission of Assembly 
in 1645 ; was served " heir of conquest " 
to his brother James D., burgess of Aber- 
deen, 8th April 1653; died in 1657. A 
tradition long lingered in the parish that 
in 1644 the people for many days heard 
the most ravishing music inside the church, 
like a choir of voices, with organs and 
other musical instruments. One day they 
crowded to the church, but on the minister 
and others entering, all at once the music 
ceased and died away in a long note. He 
marr. and had issue — Christian (marr., cont. 
23rd July 1630, William Dovertie in Blair- 
mormont); Janet (marr., cont. 16th Nov. 
1656, Alexander Greig, merchant, Fraser- 
burgh). — [Melvill's Autob. ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 
3773 ; Acts of Pari., v., 153 ; Reg. of Deeds, 
dxliv., 450 ; G. R. Sas., xi., 396.] 



JAMES MOORE ; ord. 7th Sept. 1659 ; 
1659 trans, to Fraserburgh 29th July 1666. 

ALEXANDER ROSS, born Ross-shire 
about 1642 ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (17th July 

1662); ord. to Strichen 26th Oct. 1662; 

trans, and adm. in 1666 ; resided latterly 

at Old Deer; died in 1694. He marr. 

Elizabeth Fraser, and had issue— Sophia 

(marr. George Keith, min. of Old Deer) ; 

Elizabeth (marr. Forbes, joiner, 

Ardendrit). 

JAMES CHEYNE of Keithen, son of 
1696 ^ r iUi am C. of Rathen ; educated 
at King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(19th July 1666) ; clerk to Presb. of Deer, 
1672 to 8th March 1683, and schoolmaster 
of Longside ; inst. to Carluke 11th Dec. 
1684 ; outed after 4th April 1688 ; intruded 
here before 1696 ; was deprived by the 
Privy Council Aug. 1702; died April 1703. 
— [G. R. Homings, 31st May 1686 ; Aber- 
deenshire Poll-Book, i., 650.] 

JAMES ANDERSON (primus) edu- 
170S cated at King's College; M.A. (1694); 
licen. by Presb. of Garioch 26th Nov. 
1701 ; called by the Presb. jure devoluto 
24th Feb., and ord. 11th March 1703 ; died 
between 19th Nov. 1740 and 20th Jan. 
1741. He marr., and had issue — James, 
his successor; John, born 5th Dec. 1706; 
Margaret, born 18th March 1708 (marr. 
George Ogilvie); Thomas, min. of Aber- 
dour, born 29th Jan. 1710; Charles, born 
29th Dec. 1711, died in infancy; Marie, 
born 4th Feb. 1716 ; Ann (twin), born 4th 
Feb. 1716; Charles, born 29th Feb. 1720; 
Elizabeth, born 13th Aug. 1724; Alex- 
ander, born 31st Jan. 1727. 

JAMES ANDERSON (secundus), born 
173 _ 10th Dec. 1705; eldest son of pre- 
ceding; licen. by Presb. of Deer 
20th July 1737 ; pres. by Alexander, Lord 
Saltoun, and ord. (colleague and successor) 
6th Dec. 1738; died between 30th April 
and 11th June 1740. He marr. Elizabeth, 
daugh. of Dr Thomas Gordon of Craigellie. 
— [Aberdeen Tests."] 



deer] 



RATHEN 



239 



1742 



GEORGE LARGUE, born Strathspey, 
about 1698 ; educated at King's Col- 
lege, Aberdeen; M.A. (9th April 
1718); licen. by Presb. of Turriff 13th 
March 1728; ord. to Kinairney 23rd July 
1731 ; pres. by Alexander, Lord Saltoun, 
14th Jan. 1741 ; trans, and adm. by a 
committee of Synod 9th Feb. 1742; died 
8th July 1771. He marr. 5th Aug. 1766, 
Janet Ramsay (died 5th Sept. 1788), relict 
of John Mair, merchant, Aberdeen. 



1772 



WILLIAM CUMINE, born 1720 ; app. 
schoolmaster of Fraserburgh 6th 
June 1750 ; licen. by Presb. of Deer 
16th Jan. 1754; ord. to Tyrie 8th April 
1762 ; pres. by George, Lord Saltoun, 30th 
Nov. 1771 ; trans, and adm. 5th Aug. 1772 ; 
died 8th Feb. 1800. " A quiet man and a 
diligent teacher." His initials are on the 
belfry of the church. He marr. 14th Sept. 
1775, Elizabeth (died at Aberdeen 11th 
March 1803), daugh. of James Leslie, min. 
of St Fergus. Publication — Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vi.). 

WILLIAM COCK, born 1st Nov. 1757, 
lsol son of James C, min. of Keithhall ; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1776); licen. by Presb. of 
Deer 3rd April 1782 ; ord. to Culsalmond 
17th June 1795 ; pres. by Alexander George, 
Lord Saltoun, Aug. 1800 ; trans, and adm. 
6th May 1801 ; died 1st July 1848. He 
marr. 10th May 1796, Mary Gray, who 
died 2nd July 1836, and had issue — 
Katherine Ann, born 26th April 1797 
(marr. 5th Nov. 1816, George Watson, 
Calcutta), died 7th March 1852; Alex- 
ander, born 5th June 1798, died 15th 
July 1815 ; James, born 3rd March 1800 ; 
Barbara, born 16th Sept. 1801 ; Mary, born 
21st May 1803 ; Rachel, born 7th April 
1805; Duncan, born 18th May 1807, died 
25th March 1820; Ann Cushney, born 
29th Sept. 1809, died 16th Dec. 1832; 
William, born 18th April, died 8th May 
1812 ; Margaret Forbes, born 16th June 
1814 (marr. Robert Cushney, min. of Bellie); 
John Forbes Mitchell, D.D., min. of this 
parish. Publication — Account of the 
Parish {New Stat. Ace, xii.). 



JOHN FORBES MITCHELL COCK, 
1842 k° rn 8th March 1818, son of pre- 
ceding; educated at Marischal Col- 
lege, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1836) ; ord. (assist- 
ant and successor) 12th May 1842 ; D.D. 
(Aberdeen, 8th March 1879); died 27th 
July 1895. The ministry of father and son 
thus occupied a period of exactly one 
hundred years. He marr. (1) 13th Nov. 
1850, Mary (died 16th Aug. 1864), daugh. of 
James Smith, Fraserburgh, and had issue 
— William, M.A., tea-planter and farmer, 
Australia, born 2nd Sept. 1851 ; James, 
born 13th Oct. 1852, died 25th Dec. 1858 ; 
Mary Gray, born 25th Nov. 1853; John 
Forbes Mitchell, born 2nd April 1856; 
Alexander Cushney, born 25th Sept. 1857 ; 
James, born 31st May 1859, died 20th Jan. 
1860 ; George Watson Coutts, born 6th 
Aug. 1860; Catherine Ann Marjorie, born 
23rd Nov. 1861, died 7th July 1882: (2) 
4th March 1869, Susan Ann (died 12th 
Nov. 1903), fifth daugh. of John Crombie, 
Aberdeen, and had issue — Susan Bruce 
Crombie, born 4th March 1862. 

JOHN KELLAS, born Glack of Cluny- 
18g . more, Mortlach, 22nd Oct. 1866, son 
of William K. and Ann Kelman ; 
educated at Glenbuchat School, Grammar 
School, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1888), B.D. (1891); licen. by Presb. of 
Alford May 1891 ; assistant at Tough ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 12th July 1894; 
died 16th June 1925. He marr. 2nd June 
1897, Isabella Gray, daugh. of James 
Forrest, D.D., min. of Lonmay, and had 
issue — James Forrest, M.A., B.D., born 
2nd Aug. 1898, licen. by Presb. of Deer in 
1923, min. of Forteviot; John, born 7th 
July 1900; Marshall George, born 22nd 
Nov. 1902. Publications — Contributions 
to Expository Times and Aberdeen Weekly 
Journal; "The Old Kirk of Rathen" 
{Aberdeen Journal Notes and Queries, i., 
31, 52). 

JOHN BELL, born Geneva, Italy, 15th 
Aug. 1889, son of Dr James Bell and 
Maria Lillianna Amadis; educated 
at Univs. of Glasgow, London, and Sienna; 
served in European War in King's Own 
Royal Lancashire Regt. in France and 



1925 



240 



ST FERGUS 



[PEESB. OF 



Belgium (despatches), wounded July 1916; 
liason officer to Italian Delegation ; studied 
Law ; adm. advocate in High. Court of 
Baluchistan ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
in 1917 ; assistant at Dunblane ; ord. as 
Indian chaplain 23rd May 1920 ; adm. here 
10th Sept. 1925. 



ST FERGUS, of old INVERUGIE, 

AND LATER LONGLEY. 

[The church of Inverugie was dedicated 
to St Fergus. It belonged to the Abbey 
of Arbroath. 



GILBEET CHISHOLM, formerly Prior 
of the Abbey of Deer; conformed 
and was min. of Longley, Deer, 
Foveran, and Peterhead in 1567. 



1567 



1567 



AECHIBALD KEITH, trans, from 
Logie, Fife, 1567, with Peterugie 
and Crimond also in the charge ; 

trans, to Peterhead before 1571 ; re-adm. 

from Crimond, having same also in the 

charge in 1585 ; returned to Crimond after 

1590. 

WILLIAM MUBKAY, reader in 1585. 
1585— [And. of Ex., 1584-98, 107.] 

1590 JAMES KYD, reader in 1590. 

JAMES LEASK, trans, from Cruden 
before 1597 ; trans, to Colstone in 



1597 



1599. 



1599 



DAVID EOBEBTSON, regent in King's 
College, Aberdeen ; adm. in 1599, 
with Fetterangus also in the charge. 
He attended the Assembly held at Aber- 
deen, 2nd July 1605, against the Boyal 
pleasure, was called before the Privy 
Council 3rd Oct. thereafter, confessed the 
said Assembly to be unlawful and went 
home dismissed. Being willing to continue 
min. he was pres. to the modified stipend 
of Longley and Fetterangus by James VI. 
5th March 1616; dem. before 28th June 
1637. He marr., and had issue — John, his 
successor in this parish. 

ALEXANDEB SWAN, reader in 1619 
1619 and 1621.— [Banff Hornings, 1621.] 



1637 



JOHN BOBEBTSON, son of David B., 
min. of this parish ; educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(1626); pres. by Charles I. 28th June 
1637; died before 18th April 1683. He 
marr. Elspet or Isobel Middleton, who 
survived him. 



1678 



WILLIAM DALGABNO, son of 
William D. of Cairnbanno ; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1646); ord. to Penicuik 27th Nov. 
1656 ; trans, to Kirkmahoe about 1663 ; 
trans, to Mauchline about 1665 ; trans, to 
Dunsyre in 1669 ; trans, and adm. after 
18th April 1678; died in 1696, aged about 
70. He marr. Anna Keith, and had issue 
— James, had sasine of an annual rent 
from lands of Baeshaw, etc., April 1678 ; 
John, apprenticed to Edward Cleghorn, 
goldsmith, 3rd Nov. 1675, and to William 
Henderson, merchant, Edinburgh, 21st Sept. 
1681 ; Janet (marr. James Scott of Black- 
water). — [Edin. Guild Reg. ; Reg. of Deeds, 
Mack., 6th April 1705.] 



1703 



ALEXANDEB HEPBUBN, born 
Buchan about 1656 ; educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(11th July 1676); intruded about Sept. 
1703; dep. 20th Nov. 1716 for declining 
the authority of the Presb., complicity in 
the Bebellion, etc. He retired to Peter- 
head, and died in 1737. He marr. Eliza 
Clark, who died 17th Sept. 1703, aged 42, 
and had issue — George ; William ; Ann 
(marr. 20th Jan. 1737, Andrew Arbuthnott, 
shipmaster, Peterhead), died 19th May 
1795 ; Jean (marr. J. Duncan, dyer, Peter- 
head); Mary. Publication — "A Description 
of Buchan in 1721 " (Macfarlane's Geog. 
Coll. Scot. Hist. Soc.). — [Coll. of Aberdeen 
and Banff, i., 398 et seq. ; Tombst.] 



1718 



WILLIAM LESLIE, born 18th Nov. 
1671, eldest son of James L. of 
Bruckles, descended from the family 
of Aikenway, and of his second wife, 
Elizabeth, daugh. and co-heiress of John 
Garden of Bruckles and Bakyhill ; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aberdeen 
M.A. (1687), and Univ. of Glasgow; became 



deer] 



ST FERGUS 



241 



1729 



chaplain to John, Earl of Tullibardine ; 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 3rd March 
1698; ord. to Kemnay 16th July 1699; 
trans, to Chapel - of - Garioch 26th Feb. 
1707 ; called by the Presb. jure devoluto 
24th April, trans, and adm. 13th Nov. 1718; 
died 28th Jan. 1729. He marr. 19th Dec. 
1699, Ann (died 17th March 1766), second 
daugh. of George Gordon of Terpersy and 
Ann, daugh. of Alexander Burnett of 
Craigmyle, and had issue — Anna, born 
1702, died 7th Feb. 1757; James, born 
1714, died 20th June 1723; Andrew; 
Thomas, buried 30th Oct. 1729 ; George, 
merchant, Aberdeen, born 1717, died 
23rd July 1788 ; Jean. — [Aberdeen Tests. ; 
Tombst.'] 

JAMES LESLIE, born 30th April 1681, 
second son of James L., and brother 
of preceding ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1697); ord. to 
Crimond 24th Feb. 1709 ; called 1st May, 
trans, and adm. 1st Oct. 1729 ; died 29th 
April 1745. He marr. 2nd Nov. 1731, Jean 
(died 16th Oct. 1754), eldest daugh. of 
Alexander Forbes of Ludquharn and Jean, 
daugh. of Alexander Galloway, Treasurer 
of Aberdeen, and widow of John Gordon, 
min. of Deer, and had issue — Jean, born 
5th Oct. 1732, died 1753; Alexander, min. 
of Durris, born 29th Oct. 1733; Eliza- 
beth, born 19th Feb. 1735 (marr. William 
Cumine, min. of Eathen) ; James, captain 
15th Foot, fought in America under Wolfe, 
born 18th March 1736, died at Kair, Kin- 
cardineshire, 1791; Isobel, buried 20th Aug. 
1753.— [Aberdeen Tests.] 

EOBEET GAEDEN, born 1716, son 
of John G. of Midstrath and 
Catherine Farquharson ; educated 
at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1735) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Kincardine O'Neil 2nd 
July 1740 ; pres. by George II. 11th June, 
and ord. 12th Sept. 1745; died 8th Nov. 
1772. He marr. 1st Dec. 1747, Mary 
Gordon, who died (s.p.) 16th Oct. 1754. 

JOHN CEAIGIE, M.A.; pres. by 
George III. 7th Jan., and ord. 20th 



1745 



1773 

1798. 



Oct. 1773 ; trans, to Deer 1st March 



VOL. VI. 



1798 



WILLIAM ANDEESON, born 9th Nov. 
1746, son of Thomas A., min. of 
Aberdour ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1767); licen. 
by Presb. of Kirkwall 4th Dec. 1771; ord. 
to Evie and Eendall 5th April 1780 ; trans, 
to Holm 31st May 1798 ; pres. by George 
III. 28th March, and adm. 15th Nov. 1798; 
died 5th March 1823. He marr. (1) a lady 
died at Evie: (2) 19th Dec. 1789, Mary 
(died 25th Sept. 1819, aged 62), daugh. of 
Eobert Groat of Newhall, M.D.— [Tombst.] 

JAMES ANDEESON, born 1796, son 

1822 of Jolm A, > En § lisl1 Mill < in tne 
parish, and Ann Park ; educated 

at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (2nd 
April 1814); licen. by Presb. of Fordyce 
5th May 1819 ; pres. by George IV. Nov. 
1821 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 7th 
March 1822. Joined the Free Church in 
1843 ; adm. to the Presbyterian Church, 
Morpeth, 18th Sept. 1845 ; Moderator of 
English Presbyterian Synod in 1847, and 
of first English Presbyterian Assembly in 
1876; D.D. (Marischal College, 8th Sept. 
1860) ; died 17th May 1882. He marr. 23rd 
Feb. 1826, Margaret (died 11th Dec. 1869, 
aged 64), eldest daugh. of Alexander Gavin, 
surgeon, Strichen, and had issue — Mary 
Ann, born 16th Feb. 1827 ; Margaret, born 
1st Aug. 1828; Eliza Eamsay, born 16th 
Feb. 1830; John, born 25th Sept. 1832, 
died 27th March 1897 ; Alexander William, 
Oriental Bank, born 9th June 1834; 
Wilhelmina, born 8th July 1836 ; James, 
born Jan. 1838, died 16th Oct. 1842; 
Frances, born 1st May 1840 ; Agnes Jane, 
born 5th Nov. 1841 ; George Gray, mer- 
chant, London. Publications — Charity to 
the Poor briefly characterised and recom- 
mended, a sermon (Aberdeen, 1825) ; 
Account of the Parish (New Stat. Ace., xii.); 
Sermon LXIX. {Free Church Pulpit, ii.). 

JAMES EOBEETSON, born Cortie- 
1844 cram > Old Deer, 1796 ; teacher at 
Delting; licen. by Presb. of Deer 
6th July 1825 ; ord. to Mid and South Yell 
8th May 1828 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 
25th Sept. 1843 ; trans, and adm. 8th Feb. 
1844; died 12th Sept. 1854. He marr. 
Ursula (died 3rd Nov. 1844), daugh. of 



242 



ST FERGUS— SAVOCH 



[PRESB. OP 



"William Spence of Gardie, Shetland. Pub- 
lication — Account of the Parish of Mid and 
South Yell (Xew Stat. Ace, xv.). 

JOHN MITCHELL, born about 1825, 
only son of John M. of The Deep, 
Arbuthnott, Kincardineshire ; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen ; MA. 
(1846) ; ord. to Holburn in 1850 ; pres. by 
Queen Victoria 23rd Nov. 1854; trans, 
and adm. 28th Feb. 1855 ; clerk of Presb., 
1868-95, and of Synod of Aberdeen in 1873, 
which he res. 27th Jan. 1895 ; died at 
Aberdeen, 20th July 1895. He marr. 1st 
May 1855, Jane (died 17th July 1901, aged 
73), daugh. of Hugh Garden, Piccadilly, 
London, and had issue — John in Ceylon, 
born 5th March 1856 ; Louisa Jane, born 
28th Feb. 1858 ; Margaret Alice, born 2nd 
Aug. 1859 (marr. John Macnab Macgregor, 
min. of Kilmore), died at Farr, 7th April 
1891 ; Mary Douglas, born 11th Oct. 1860 
(marr. Andrew Watt, min. of this parish) ; 
William Garden in Mexico, born 1st May 
1862; Christina, born 20th Oct. 1863; 
Hugh Garden, born 22nd Aug. 1865, died 
at Johannesburg, South Africa, 24th May 
1902 ; Charles Eobert, London, born 8th 
Nov. 1866; Emily Grace, born 10th Feb. 
1868 ; Frederick Garden, born 24th Sept. 
1869, died at Liverpool 1st Jan. 1894. 

ANDKEW WATT, born Dundee, 19th 
lgg5 April 1867, son of John Stark TV. 
and Margaret Macgregor Ainsworth; 
educated at Dundee High School and 
Univs. of St Andrews, M.A. (1888), and 
Edinburgh, B.D. (1891); licen. by Presb. 
of Dundee May 1891 ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 17th Jan. 1895. Marr. 22nd 
May 1895, Mary Douglas, daugh. of John 
Mitchell, min. of this parish, and has 
issue — Douglas Gordon, 2nd lieut. 1st 
Gordons, born 27th March 1896, killed at 
Tpres 5th March 1916; Beatrix Gardyne, 
born 10th Nov. 1899. 

SAVOCH (Q.S.). 

[A church was opened in 1834. Its 
chief promoter was the Rev. James Mair, 
M.A., schoolmaster of Savoch, father of 
William Mair, D.D., min. of Earlston, a 



native of Savoch, who, as Moderator of 
the General Assembly, reopened (5th Sept. 
1897), after extensive renovation, the church 
in which he worshipped as a child. From 
1834-51 the mins. of the four interested 
parishes officiated in turn, assisted by 
probationer schoolmasters in the Presb. 
The parish of Savoch was disjoined from 
Deer, New Deer, Ellon, and Tarves on 
28th May 1851.] 

[JOHN DAVIDSON, schoolmaster of 
j^. Ellon ; was app. min., but res. before 
ordination.] 

JAMES "WILSON, M.A. ; ord. 12th Feb. 
,_ co 1852; trans, to Aberdour 11th June 
1852 1857. 

JOHN EEID, born Kildrummy, 1825, 
.„„ son of James R., farmer, and Erskine 
"Watt ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1844) ; schoolmaster of 
Tarland ; ord. 24th Sept. 1857 ; dep. 26th 
May 1887 ; became a farmer at Galloquhun, 
Fordoun ; died at Auchinblae, 17th March 
1913. He marr. 11th Jan. 1855, Eliza 
Cruickshank, and had issue — James 
William, born 16th Nov. 1855; Johanna 
Elizabeth, born 3rd Oct. 1861 ; George 
Edward, born 12th Sept. 186a 



1887 



WILLIAM WALLACE WILSON, born 
Beith, 17th Aug. 1856, son of Robert 
W. and Agnes Wallace ; educated at 
Partick Free Church School, Mechanics' 
Institute, and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(23rd Nov. 1882); licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 11th June 1884 ; assistant at 
St George's, Glasgow; ord. 18th Nov. 
1887; died 1st Oct. 1923. He marr. 16th 
Feb. 1888, Louisa, daugh. of Robert Glen 
Thomson and Mary Beesley, and had issue 
— Louisa Mary, born 10th Nov. 1889 ; 
Margaret Montgomery, born 28th Jan. 
1S90; Agnes, born 24th May 1891 ; Robert, 
min. of Udny, born 20th Aug. 1892; 
William "Wallace, born 1st July 1898. 

THOMAS NELSON ALLEN, formerly 
lg24 min. of Craigmore (q.v.); assistant 
at South Leith ; adm. 22nd Feb. 
1924. 



deer] 



STRICHEN 



243 



STRICHEN. 

[A chapel was built here in 1620 by- 
Thomas Fraser of Stricben. The parish 
of Strichen was disjoined from Kathen 
and Philorth in 1627. There was within 
the bounds a Well of Our Lady.] 

WILLIAM SCOTT, educated at Univ. of 
1627 Edinburgh ; M.A. (22nd July 1620) ; 
pres. by Alexander Fraser, younger 
of Philorth, 21st March 1627. Joined the 
Protesters in 1651 ; refused to submit to 
Episcopacy in 1662, and was deprived ; 
returned two communion cups to the 
Kirk-Session 30th Nov. 1662 ; died before 
15th April 1683. He marr. Isobel Chalmers, 
who survived him. — [Reg. of Deeds, 
ccccxxxi., 309.] 

ALEXANDER EOSS, M.A. ■ ord. and 

1662 co11 ' 26tl1 0ct- ' instl 9th ■ NoV- 1662 ; 
trans, to Eathen in 1666. 

JAMES WHYTE, son of William W. 
in Ardlayhill,' Aberdeenshire ; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; adm. to Symington, Ayr, about 
1667; trans, and adm. 4th July 1669; 
adm. burgess of Aberdeen 3rd Jan. 1689 ; 
buried 12th March same year. He marr. 
24th Oct. 1683, Margaret Cant, in this 
parish, and had issue.— [G. P. Inhib., 11th 
Jan. 1670.] 

JAMES WHYTE, educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (9th July 
1672); intruded in 1694; died 8th 

May 1699, aged about 47. He marr. 

Cant, and had issue. — [Aberdeenshire Poll- 
Book, i., 610 ; P. C. Dec, 15th Sept. 1699.] 

THOMAS UDNY, educated at Mari- 
schal College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1694); 
licen. by Presb. of Garioch 31st Dec. 

1700 ; called 11th May, and ord. 20th Aug. 

1701; died 16th Aug. 1747. He marr. 

27th June 1704, Jean Martin, who died 

19th May 1774, and had issue — Thomas; 

Elizabeth; Jean; Ann; Martha. 

JOHN SMITH, born 1707; educated 

74 at King's College, Aberdeen, 1725-9 ; 

M.A. (1728) ; became schoolmaster 

of Longside and afterwards of Fraserburgh; 



licen. by Presb. of Deer 9th Feb. 1743 ; pres. 
by the Hon. Alexander Fraser of Strichen, 
Lord of Session; ord. 23rd Nov. 1748; 
died 26th Dec. 1784. He marr. 2nd Nov. 
1749, Elizabeth Auchinleck, probably a 
relative of Alexander A., min. of Fraser- 
burgh. She died 3rd Sept. 1793, and had 
issue — Alexander, born 8th Sept. 1750 ; 
John, born 27th March 1752; Elizabeth, 
born 25th Oct. 1753 ; Anna, born 4th Nov. 
1756.— [Cranna's Fraserburgh, 217-19.] 

WILLIAM ANDEESON, born 1758, 
178S son of Alexander A., farmer, Burn- 
shangie, and Isabel Shearer ; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (14th Feb. 1776) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Deer 27th Aug. 1783 ; pres. by Alexander 
Fraser of Strichen in June, and ord. 22nd 
Sept. 1785; died 17th July 1806. He 
marr. 22nd Sept. 1796, Helen (died 10th 
Aug. 1854), daugh. of Alexander Findlay, 
surgeon, Fraserburgh, and had issue — ■ 
Catherine, born 23rd May 1798, died 4th 
May 1882 ; Isabella, born 2nd Jan. 1801 ; 
Sir Alexander, advocate at Aberdeen, Lord 
Provost of Aberdeen, 1859-66, knighted 
17th Oct. 1863, born 10th June 1802, died 
11th April 1887 [father of Catherine A., 
wife of Archibald Hamilton Charteris, 
D.D., LL.D.] ; Anne, born 27th Sept. 1804 
(marr. 18th May 1829, Alexander Copland, 
advocate, Aberdeen) ; Wilhelmina (marr. 
27th July 1826, William Leslie, surgeon, 
Aberdeen). Publication — Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vii.). — 
[Gordon's Life of Professor Charteris, 87, 
329, 390 ; Law Times, 30th April 1887.] 

ALEXANDEE SIMPSON, born 16th 
lso7 April 1778, son of Arthur S., farmer, 
Mains of Kindrought, Strichen, and 
Margaret Farquhar; educated at Mari- 
schal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (31st March 
1797) ; became a teacher at Strichen, 
1794-6, at Stonehaven June 1801, and 
afterwards one of the masters in Gordon's 
Hospital, Aberdeen, 1802-7 ; licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen 19th Dec. 1805; pres. by 
the factor loco tutoris for Thomas Alex- 
ander Fraser of Strichen Dec. 1806; ord. 
18th June 1807 ; died 3rd May 1852. He 
marr. 1st Aug. 1811, Agnes Margaret 



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[PEESB. OF 



1852 



1858 



died 22nd Dec. 1874), daugh. of Andrew 
Youngson, min. of Aberdour, and had 
issue — Arthur, M.A., teacher in Gordon's 
Hospital, 1831-8, born 8th June 1813, died 
10th Feb. 1838; Agnes, born 1st Feb. 
1815 (marr. 17th Jan. 1843, David Kerr, 
M.D.), died 28th Jan. 1896; Margaret, 
born 29th Dec. 1818 (marr. James Forsyth, 
D.D., min. of West Parish, Aberdeen) ; 
Andrew, born 1st Sept. 1820, died Feb. 
1821 ; Alexander, advocate, Aberdeen, born 
27th Dec. 1822, died 17th Feb. 1900. — 
[Genealogies of an Aberdeen Family 
(portrait), 97.] 

JOHN WEBSTER, ord. 2nd Sept. 
1852; trans, to Anstruther Easter 
29th Oct. 1857). Publications— On 
the Epistle to the Hebrews, and On the 
Parables [Murray Lectures, 1850-2] (Aber- 
deen, 1852). 

ALEXANDER GRAY, M.A. ; trans, 
from Holburn and adm. 7th Jan. 
1858; trans, to Auchterless 17th 
May 1862. 

CHARLES STEWART, born Fort 
1862 George, 1824, son of Alexander S., 
soldier, and Ann M'Donald ; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(1847) ; ord. to St Marnoch's, Kilmarnock, 
in 1858 ; trans, and adm. 25th Sept. 1862 ; 
died 29th April 1888. He marr. 12th July 
1859, Margaret (died 5th Oct. 1910), daugh. 
of James Ferguson, East Grange, Kinloss, 
and Ann Paul, and had issue — Annie Paul 
Macpherson, born 21st July 1860, died 3rd 
June 1915 ; Alexander, born 12th July 
1862, died 5th April 1883; Eliza Paul, 
born 20th April 1864, died 27th Oct. 1875 ; 
Margaret Thomson, born 11th Feb. 1867; 
Sealina Isabella, teacher, Aberdeen, born 
26th Dec. 1868 ; Christina, born 16th Oct. 
1870 (marr. 4th Aug. 1896, James Whyte 
Jackson, min. of Charlotte Street U.F. 
Church, Aberdeen) ; Jamesina Ferguson, 
LL.A., born 20th Jan. 1873; Charles, 
chemist, Aberdeen, born 31st July 1875 ; 
Katherine Paterson, born 15th June 1877 
(marr. 8th Oct. 1903, John Greenlaw, min. 
of Buckie); Robert Macpherson in Van- 
couver, Canada, born 25th Sept. 1880. 



RICHARD GOODWILLIE, born 
1888 R e edieleys, Auchtermuchty, 24th 
July 1846, son of David G. and 
Anne Philip ; educated at Strathmiglo 
School, Univs. of Edinburgh and Glasgow, 
and Evangelical Union Theological Hall ; 
min. of the Evangelical Union Church 
at Stonehouse and Coatbridge, 1875-82. 
Joined the Church of Scotland and adm. 
by the General Assembly 3rd June 1882; 
ord. to Newhall 19th Feb. 1883; trans, 
and adm. 20th Nov. 1888 ; res. 29th Oct. 
1919. Marr. (1) 27th March 1863, Margaret 
M'Kendrick, and has issue — Elizabeth, 
born 14th July 1866 ; Margaret, born 26th 
Nov. 1868; Catherine, born 16th April 
1872 : (2) 17th June 1880, Rachel, daugh. 
of James Philip and Rachel Kilgour. 
Publications — The Neanuss of Salvation 
(Irvine, 1873); Needed Knoicledge (Coat- 
bridge, 1876); The Mission and Message 
of Christ (Strichen, 1904) ; The Value of 
Virtuous Women (Peterhead, 1904) ; 
Yesterday, To-day, To-morrow (Aberdeen, 
1904) ; This Untoward Generation (Aber- 
deen, 1906) ; Statement of Strichen Church- 
yard Case (Strichen, 1906); My Father's 
House (Aberdeen, 1907) ; Our Lord and 
the Church Treasury (Peterhead, 1908); 
A NeiD Tear's Greeting (Peterhead, 1909) ; 
Marriage (Peterhead, 1909); Whence? 
What? Whither? (Coatbridge, 1910); 
Christ's Estimate of Woman (Strichen, 
1912); Who is He? (Strichen, 1914); 
The Terrible War (Strichen, 1914); The 
Nation's Need (Strichen, 1915) ; Love 
Conquers Fear (Strichen, 1915) ; The 
" Greater Love " (Aberdeen, 1918); Strichen 
Augmentation Case (Strichen, 1922) ; Dedi- 
cation of Church War Memorial (Peter- 
head, 1923); An Artless Creed (Dundee, 
1923). 

ANDREW JAMES AIKEN FAL- 
1920 CONER, M.A., B.D.; ord. 25th 
Feb. 1920; trans, to Torphins 19th 
Feb. 1925. 



CHARLES M'GLASHAN ; trans, from 
192g Second Charge, Old Machar (q.v.) 
15th May 1925. 



deer] 



TYRIE 



245 



TYRIE. 

[The church of Tyrie was dedicated to 
St Andrew. It belonged to the Abbey of 
Arbroath.] 

ALEXANDER OGSTON [UGSTOUN], 
1567 reader from 1567 to 1580. 

DAVID HOWESON, min. of Aberdour ; 
158S parson in 1583. 

1597 WALTER DONALDSON. 

JOHN HOWESON, son of David H., 
1599 m ' n " °^ Aberdour • m in. j n 1599 - } 
pres. to Aberdour by James VI. 
2nd Jan. 1612, but apparently not settled; 
died here between 3rd March and 27th 
April 1615. 

WILLIAM CHEYNE, M.A. (Marischal 

1615 College, 1604); adm. 27th April 

1615 ; dep. in 1637. He marr. 

Helen Forbes. — [P. E. Sas. Aberdeen, i., 

287.] 

WILLIAM ERASER, educated at King's 
1643 College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1627) ; 
adm. before 12th July 1643. 

DAVID HOUSTON, educated at King's 
1645 College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1627) ; 
adm. in 1645 ; died before 15th 
June 1646, when the General Assembly 
recommended his widow to the Committee 
of Losses. He marr. Margery Fraser. 

JOHN JAMESON, educated at Univ. 
1649 of Edinburgh- M.A. (15th July 
1641); adm. before 20th Dec. 1649; 
died in 1692, aged about 71. He marr. 
and had issue — Alexander, M.A. (King's 
College, 11th July 1676). 

ANDREW DALGARNO, educated at 
,___ King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(12th July 1660) ; was schoolmaster 
of Fraserburgh ; adm. (assistant) in 1692, 
and had dispensation for stipends for 
crops in 1692, 1693, and 1694, from William, 
Lord Saltoun, 15th May and 27th Dec. 1694. 

WILLIAM HUNTER; trans.from 
1696 Colmonell in 1696; trans, to Banff 
15th Nov. 1699. 



1701 



JAMES FARQUHAR, called Oct. 

1700 ; ord. 27th March 1701 ; dem. 

31st Aug. 1709, as he entertained 
scruples regarding Congregational Church 
Government, which he renounced before 
30th April 1715 [afterwards min. of 
Nigg]. 



1710 



JOHN MERCER, born 4th Jan. 1677, 
eldest son of Thomas M. of Todlaw 
and Smiddyburn (son of John M., 
min. of Kinellar) and Isobel, daugh. of 
Robert Smith of Smiddyburn ; educated 
at Marischal College; M.A. (1704); licen. 
by Presb. of Ellon 30th May, called 12th 
Sept., and ord. 30th Nov. 1710 ; died 31st 
March 1761. He marr. 29th March 1715, 
Isabel (died 21st March 1765), daugh. of 
Robert Martin of Burntbrae, and had 
issue — John, student at Marischal College 
(1730-4), farmer, Kirkton, Tyrie, born 24th 
March 1716, died 10th Jan. 1790; Eliza- 
beth, born 12th Dec. 1718 (marr. James 
Wilson, min. of Gamrie); Thomas, licen- 
ciate of the Church, born 27th Oct. 1721, 
died 4th July 1754 ; Isobel, born 15th June 
1723, died 24th April 1745; Agnes, born 
20th May 1725 (marr. 4th Sept. 1750, Alex- 
ander Wilson, farmer, Cardno). — [Tombst. ; 
Mercer Pedigree ; Scot. Notes and Queries, 
vii. 165, 183, viii. 24.] 

WILLIAM CUMINE, pres. by George, 
Lord Saltoun, Aug. 1761 ; ord. 8th 
April 1762; trans, to Rathen 5th 

Aug. 1772. 



1773 



WILLIAM FRASER, born 1742, son of 
Alexander F., hairdresser, Fraser- 
burgh ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1764) ; became 
schoolmaster of Fraserburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Deer 30th Nov. 1768 ; pres. by 
George, Lord Saltoun, Nov. 1772 ; ord. 5th 
May 1773 ; died 6th Sept. 1810. He marr. 
16th Dec. 1779, Ann (died 18th March 1835, 
aged 80), daugh. of James Wilson, min. of 
Gamrie, and had issue — Sophia, born 29th 
Sept. 1780 (marr. 3rd July 1806, George 
Cruden, min. of Logie Buchan) ; Elizabeth, 
born 2nd Nov. 1784 (marr. James Watt, 
merchant and banker, Old Deer), died 26th 



246 



TYRIE 



[PRESB. OF DEER 



March 1865 ; Alexander of Sheddochsly, 
M.D., Lecturer on Midwifery, born 25th 
Sept. 1788 ; Sarah, born 3rd March 1791 
(marr. 7th Dec. 1837, Donaldson Eose of 
Hazelhead, merchant and shipowner, Aber- 
deen), died 21st Feb. 1868. Publication 
— Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, vi.). 



1812 



GEORGE ALEXANDER SIMPSON, 
born 30th April 1787, son of Alex- 
ander S. nun. of Fraserburgh ; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(28th March 1805) ; became schoolmaster of 
Rathen ; licen. by Presb. of Deer 3rd May 
1809; pres. by Alexander George, Lord 
Saltoun, Feb. 1811; ord. 19th Feb. 1812; 
died 23rd Oct. 1841. He marr. 24th Dec. 
1816, Agnes Lawrie, who died 9th Dec. 
1864, and had issue— Rachel, born 30th 
Oct. 1817, died 17th Feb. 1839 ; Alexander, 
M.D., surgeon, H.E.I.C.S., born 23rd Feb. 
1819, died 14th Nov. 1864 ; William, M.D., 
born 2nd May 1821, died 2nd Oct. 1864; 
Henry, born 1822, died 1826; Eleanora, 
born 7th Jan. 1825, died 14th Oct. 1841 ; 
Simon, born 6th Sept. 1826; Helen Still, 
born 29th Sept. 1827 (marr. Frederick 
William Roche of Marydale, Dawson River); 
Charles, born 1828, died 1833 ; Patrick, born 
and died 1829 ; Ann, born and died 1830 ; 
Catherine Stewart, born 5th June 1834 
(marr. 1st Sept. 1859, John Brown, M.D., 
H.E.I.C.S.), died 27th Sept. 1860; George 
Alexander, born and died 1835; Agnes 
Elizabeth, born 18th Dec. 1836 (marr. 1st 
Sept. 1859, James Gifford, Aberdeen) ; 
George Alexander, born 5th March 1838, 
assistant at Caputh. 



1856 



JAMES CRUDEN, M.A. ; ord. 14th 

, „„ July 1842 ; trans, to Gamrie 13th 
1842 _ J ' 

Sept. 1855. 

ALEXANDER MILNE, born Mortlach, 
1825, son of Alexander M. and Ann 
Taylor ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (March 1846); became 
parochial schoolmaster at Drainie ; ord. 
26th March 1S56 ; D.D. (St Andrews 1899) ; 
res. 17th May 1901 ; died 29th Oct. 1905. 
He marr. 28th April 1859, Isabella Caroline 
(died 6th June 1899), daugh. of Captain 
William Patton of Devonview, Perthshire, 
and 12th Lancers, and had issue — Alexina 
Anne, born 26th Feb. 1860 ; Caroline 
Isabella, lady superintendent of Presby- 
terian Hospital, Philadelphia, U.S.A., born 
14th Sept. 1861 ; Margaret Anne, born 26th 
April, and died 3rd July 1863; Thomas 
Patton, M.A., born 16th Aug. 1864, elected 
to Second Charge, Kilmarnock, but died 
before ordination 10th March 1894; Mary 
Louisa, head of French department of High 
School, Kirkcaldy, born 27th May 1867. 



1901 



ADAM NELSON, born Glasgow, 23rd 
June 1869, son of Gilbert N. and 
Mary Manson ; educated at Allan 
Glen's Institution and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1891), B.D. (1894); licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow 2nd May 1894 ; assistant at 
Peterhead ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
17th May 1901. Marr. 29th June 1904. 
Alice, daugh. of William Musham Metcalfe, 
D.D., min. of South Parish, Paisley, and 
has issue — Cecilia Metcalfe, born 10th 
June 1905 ; Mary Manson, born 15th June 
1907 ; Adam Henry, born 10th Dec. 1909. 



PEESBYTERY OF TURRIFF 

[This Court was erected sometime after 1606 and before the end of 1638. Its parishes 
were taken mainly from the Presbytery of Fordyce. In 1654 the Presbyteries of Deer 
and Turriff were united. They were severed again in or about 1657. The Kegister of the 
Presbytery of Turriff begins in 1642.] 



ALVAH. 

[The church of Alvah was dedicated to 
St Colman. It belonged to the Abbey of 
Coupar in Angus. Within the bounds 
were the Wells of St Colman, St Breandan, 
and St Katherine. A church built in 1792 
was considerably remodelled in 1882. The 
church bell bears the date 1645. Part of 
the communion plate was gifted by George 
Ogilvy of Banff in 1625.] 

HENRY MORTIMER, reader 1574 to 
1574 1580. 

JAMES LYLE, having Kinedward also 
in his charge ; min. in 1586 ; trans, 
to Bathven about 1589. 



1586 



1624 



JAMES MELVINE [or MELVILL], 
M.A. (King's College, Aberdeen 
1612); adm. before 9th Jan. 1624; 
still min. 2nd Aug. 1632.— [Fordyce Presb. 
Beg-] 

v/ROBERT BLAIB, a native of Forglen ; 
1636 educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; min. of Forglen in 1634, trans, 
and adm. about 1636 ; still min. 30th 
March 1679. He marr. and had issue — 
William, min. of Forglen ; James, student 
at Marischal College, 1667-71, commissary 
in Virginia; Marjory, accused in 1661 of 
immorality but found not guilty by Presb. 
of Fordyce. 

GEORGE CAMPBELL, a native of 

168g Aberdeenshire; educated at King's 

College, Aberdeen; M.A. (9th July 

1672) ; schoolmaster of Crimond ; adm. 

before 1689; dep. 31st Jan. 1717 for 



praying for the Old Chevalier, etc. He 
subsequently officiated at a chapel at Culfin 
in the parish of Boyndie, where he died. 
He marr. before 1696 Elizabeth Barclay, who 
died 13th May 1728, aged 52, and had issue 
—Elizabeth, born 22nd Aug. 1696 (marr. 
20th Jan. 1717 Archibald Campbell, 
collector of the King's dues), died 13th 
May 1728 ; George, min. of Botriphnie, 
born 1698 ; Archibald, min. of Grange. — 
[Banff Sas., v., 417 ; Aberdeen Tests. ; 
Tombst.] 

JAMES STEUART, son of Walter S., 
.,„.,_ and nephew of John S. of Ryland ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1686); licen. by Presb. of 
Turriff 18th Aug. 1702; adm. to Ordiquhill 
3rd Jan. 1710; trans, to Inverkeithny 9th 
Jan. 1717; dem. 1st May, and adm. here 
13th May 1718; died unmarr. 19th Feb. 
1745, aged about 65. 

ALEXANDER WILSON, educated at 
_ 74g King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(29th March 1722) ; became school- 
master of Monquhitter; licen. by Presb. 
of Turriff 22nd Sept. 1731; pres. by 
Alexander, Lord Banff, 29th March, and 
ord. 22nd Aug. 1745; died unmarr. 7th 
April 1775, aged about 73. 

GEORGE SANGSTER, M.A. (Marischal 
1776 College, Aberdeen, 1764); pres. by 
William, Lord Banff, and his curators, 
Oct. 1775 ; ord. 6th March 1776 ; died 19th 
April 1805, aged about 61. He marr. 5th 
Nov. 1776, Elizabeth (died 4th March 1820), 
daugh. of James Wilson, min. of Gamrie, 



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248 



ALV AH— AUCHTERLESS 



[PRESB. OF 



and had issue — James, his successor in the 
parish; Elizabeth, born 13th July 1780; 
Jean, born 5th March 1784, died 4th Nov. 
1819. Publication — Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, iv.). 

JAMES SANGSTER, born 28th Aug. 
1805 ^77, son of preceding ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(16th March 1795); licen. by Presb. of 
Turriff 24th Nov. 1802; pres. by Sir George 
and Lady Abercromby in July, and ord. 27th 
Sept. 1805 ; died unmarr. 8th Sept. 1840. 

ANDKEW TODD, born Banffshire 1798, 
1841 son of Robert T., farmer, and Mary 
Bonnyman ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (March 1817); 
became schoolmaster of this parish ; ord. 
5th May 1841 ; D.D. (King's College, 13th 
July 1858 [the last occasion on which that 
College granted the degree] ; died 17th Dec. 
1867. He marr. 21st Dec. 1841, Eliza (died 
31st July 1895, aged 75), daugh. of Charles 
Begrie, schoolmaster, and Jane Sangster, 
and had issue — Mary Jane, born 21st Sept. 
1842 ; Robert Abercromby, tea-planter, 
India, born 30th April 1844, died 7th Jan. 
1884; Charles, S.S.C., Edinburgh, born 
13th Oct. 1845, died Eeb. 1900— [Westland's 
Records of the First Bajan Class, Aberdeen, 
iii., 70 ; Johnston's Last Bajans, 61.] 

HUGH FRASER, son of Donald F., 
1868 f armer j arj d Elizabeth Stewart ; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen; 
M.A. (1851) ; ord. to Berriedale 13th March 
1862 ; trans, to Macduff 26th Nov. 1863 ; 
trans, and adm. 19th May 1868 ; died 
18th Nov. 1923. He marr. (1) 15th May 
1862, Amelia Jane (born 18th Aug. 1836, died 
2nd Feb. 1867), third daugh. of Hercules 
Scott, LL.D., Professor of Moral Philosophy, 
King's College, Aberdeen : (2) 30th April 
1878, Annie, daugh. of Alexander Bean, 
farmer, and Jean Morrison, and had issue 
— Alexander Donald, born 1884, D.S.O., 
M.C. (bar), Croix de Guerre, Lieut. -Colonel 
R.A.M.C. ; George A., Canadians ; James 
W., M.C, New Zealand Forces.— Publica- 
tion— "Alvah" {The Kirks of the Turriff 
Presbytery), (Banff, 1904). 



ROBERT JAMES VICTOR MARTIN, 
.„.„ born Fotheringham, Forfar, 22nd 
June 1890, son of David M., Mont- 
grennan, Kilmarnock, and Helen Cameron 
Docherty ; educated at Sharp's Institution, 
Perth, and Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. 
(1912 and 1913 Hons.), B.D. (1916); 
licen. by Presb. of Perth 2nd May 1916 ; 
assistant at Rossendale, Manitoba, 1914, 
Brandon, Manitoba, 1915, Inveresk and 
St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh; ord. 6th Dec. 
1917. Marr. 5th June 1918, Catherine 
Eliza Halley, eldest daugh. of William 
Wallace, Thornlea, Liberton, and Helen 
Cowie Randell. 



AUCHTERLESS. 

[The church of Auchterless was dedicated 
to St Donan. Its incumbent was Chantor 
of the Cathedral of Aberdeen.] 

ROBERT ALLARDICE, probably of the 
1 _ Allardices of Auchterless ; reader in 
1567. 

JOHN RITCHIE, reader from 1574 to 
1574 1580. 

Sin GIDEON MURRAY of Elibank, 
born about 1560, third son of Sir 
Andrew M. of Blackbarony and his 
second wife Grizel, daugh. of John Bethune 
of Creich and widow of William Scott of 
Buccleuch ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1581) ; acquired Glenpote in Ettrick 
Forest, 15th July 1565 ; adm. about 1582, 
when he is designed Chantor of Aberdeen ; 
had a charter of the lands of Elibank 15th 
March 1594-5. He unfortunately killed a 
man named Atchison, fled from his parish, 
and was confined in the Castle of Edin- 
burgh, from which he was released through 
the good graces of Chancellor Arran's wife. 
He relinquished the clerical profession and 
became chamberlain to his nephew, Sir 
Walter Scott of Buccleuch, whose standard 
he carried at the fight at Dryfe Sands, 
7th Dec. 1593, between some 500 Scotts 
against the Johnstones, where Lord Max- 
well was slain. He was knighted 4th 
March 1605, represented the County of 
Selkirk in Parliament in 1612, was app. 



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249 



Treasurer-depute in 1613, adm. an ordinary 
Lord of Session [Lord Elibank] 2nd Nov. 
that year, and Comptroller to the Royal 
Household in 1615, about which time 
that office was suppressed. Owing to his 
great ability in managing the revenue 
he was enabled to repair and add to the 
various royal palaces in Scotland, and to 
defray the entire cost of King James's visit 
to Scotland in 1617. This brought him 
for a time the royal favour, but the King 
believing charges made against him by 
Sir James Stewart, sent him a prisoner 
to Scotland, "whereat he took such grief 
and sorrow of heart, that he took to bed, 
and abstained absolutely from meat for 
many days, imagining that he had no 
money either to get meat or drink to him- 
self and that way died " on 29th June 1621. 
He was the last to hold the office of Provost 
of the College Church of Crichton, con- 
verting the lands belonging to it into 
temporal estates. He marr. irregularly, 
June 1587 (the marriage was regularised 
by the Commissaries of Edinburgh, 6th 
June 1601, and the children legitimated), 
Margaret, daugh. of Dionis Pentland, 
miller, in Edinburgh, who survived him, 
and had issue — Sir Patrick of Elibank, 
created a baronet 6th May 1628, and a 
Scottish peer, as Lord Elibank, 18th 
March 1643, died 12th Nov. 1649 ; William 
of Langhermiston, died 1659 ; Sir Walter 
of Livingston, died Feb. 1659 ; Agnes 
(marr., cont. 14th July 1611, Sir William 
Scott of Harden). Publication — Letters to 
King James (Original Letters). — [Scots 
Peerage, iii., 504 ; Scot's Staggering State, 
60, 66; Acts of Pari., iv., 466 et seq. ; 
Calderwood's Hist., vii., 462; Craig - 
Brown's Selkirkshire, i., 400 ; The Murrays 
of Elibank in Mahon's Life of General 
James Murray, London, 1921.] 



1595 



ROBERT MAITLAND, min. in 1595; 
was a member of Assembly 5th June 
1610.— [Calderwood's Hist., vii., 105.] 



WILLIAM GBAY, educated at Mari- 

1618 schal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1609); 

was a member of the Chapter that 

elected Patrick Bishop of Aberdeen, 24th 



March 1618; died before 19th Sept. 1638. 
He marr. Christian Irvine, and had issue — 
Patrick in Cardrum, burgess of Aberdeen 
in 1638; served heir 17th Nov. 1632; 
William, min. of Duns. — [Aberdeen Sas., 
iii., 397, 402, 444 ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 1922 ; 
Forbes's Funeral Sermons ; Spalding 
Miscell., ii., 382.] 

JOHN FORBES, M.A., son of Alex- 
. „„ ander F., Bishop of Aberdeen ; 
regent in King's College, Aberdeen ; 
adm. about 5th July 1627 ; dep. before 
20th April 1641 for not supporting the 
Covenant, which sentence was approved 
by the General Assembly in 1643, and on 
13th Feb. 1645 the Presb. was ordered by 
the Assembly to proceed to his excom- 
munication. The Parliament recommended 
him in 1661 to the Privy Council "for 
the bygane vacant stipend of Tarves" on 
account of his sufferings and loyalty. — 
[Aberdeen Sheriff-Court Records, ii., 294 ; 
Privy Seal Eng. Reg., ii., 524 ; Acts of 
Pari., vii., 123, 128 ; Spalding's Hist., 179.] 

WALTER HEMPSEED, educated at 
1646 Marischal College; M.A. (1625); 
adm. in 1646. He marr. Agnes 
Chalmers, who survived him. 

ANDREW MASSIE, adm. to Drumblade 
._.„ before 30th Jan. 1633 ; trans, and 
adm. before 31st May 1647; still 
min. in 1652. He marr. Susan Garden, 
and had issue — Andrew, regent of King's 
College, Aberdeen ; William, his colleague ; 
Margaret; Elspeth. His daughters were 
served heirs-portioners, 24th Feb. 1671.— 
[Reg. Mag. Sig., xl, 309, 25th Aug. 1662 ; 
Lnq. Ret. Gen., 5404; Acts of Pari., vi., 
pt. 2, 326; Aberdeen Sheriff-Court Books, 
ii., 362.] 

WILLIAM MASSIE, son of preceding, 
1655 mentioned (colleague) 1655-7. 

WILLIAM GRAY, son of above William 
G. ; adm. before 21st Oct. 1658; 
app. to Aberdeen in 1662, but 

declined acceptance ; trans, to Duns before 

1st May 1666. 



250 



AUCHTERLESS 



[PKESB. OF 



WILLIAM MELDRUM, regent 
le70 in Marischal College, Aberdeen : 
adm. in 1670 ; trans, to Tranent 
8th Aug. 1672. 

HENRY SCOUGAL, M.A. ; ord. in 
167s 1673 ; trans, to Chair of Divinity 
King's College, Aberdeen (q.v.), 11th 
Aug. 1674. 

ALEXANDER BARCLAY, M.A. ; adm. 
, 7 in 1674; trans, to Peterhead 28th 
Sept. 1682. 

PATRICK SETON, son of Alexander 
1682 S., min. of Banff; M.A. (King's 
College, Aberdeen, 19th July 1665) ; 
schoolmaster at St Andrews ; passed trials 
before the Presb. there and was certified, 
13th Sept. 1671, for licence; adm. to 
Dyce before 31st Oct. 1676 ; trans, and 
adm. in 1682; dep. 21st Aug. 1694 for 
drunkenness, etc., and went to Ireland. 
He marr., Oct. 1676, Catherine, daugh. of 
James Wood, sometime of Grange. 

WILLIAM JOHNSTON, educated at 
1697 Marischal College, Aberdeen ; was 
on trials for ordination, though he 
had not taken the Test, 24th May 1682; 
adm. to Kearn before 29th Nov. 1682; 
was received into communion by the Com- 
mittee of the General Assembly for the 
North, 5th July 1694 ; trans, and adm. 6th 
May 1697 ; died in 1703. He marr. Jean, 
daugh. of John Forbes of Asloan, but had 



ALEXANDER BARCLAY, above 
]704 mentioned, intruded here before 
12th Oct. 1704, but was outed. 

ALEXANDER ROSE, educated at 
17 Marischal College, Aberdeen ; licen. 
by Presb. of Garioch 28th March 
1704 ; called by the Presb. jure devoluto 
20th March 1705 ; ord. 8th May 1706 ; died 
17th Jan. 1729. He marr. (1) Christian 
(died 5th Oct. 1710, aged 22), daugh. of 
Patrick Harvie, min. of Forgue : (2) Eliza- 
beth Ogilvie, who died 17th May 1720, 
and had issue — James; Isobel; Katherine; 
Helen (marr. 17th April 1748, Robert 
Ross, schoolmaster, Edinburgh). — [Aberdeen 
Tests.'] 



ANDREW GAULD, born Botriphnie 
1730 about 1694; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (9th April 
171S); licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 27th 
April 1726 ; ord. to Kinairney 13th Feb. 
1728 ; pres. by George II., trans, and adm. 
11th June 1730; died 6th March 1767. 
He marr. 16th Dec. 1729, Janet (died 11th 
April 1770), daugh. of Francis Manson, 
factor to the Earl of Panmure, and had issue 
— Alexander, born 24th March 1732, pres. 
to Kemnay but died before ordination 4th 
Jan. 1758; Helen, born 24th July 1734 
died 28th Dec. 1761 ; Arthur, born 20th 
Sept. 1735, died 26th Jan. 1765; Peter, 
born 14th June 1737 ; William, born 18th 
Oct. 1738; Janet, born 17th Sept. 1741; 
Katherine, born 2nd June 1743, died 9th 
May 1752 ; Anne, born 31st Aug., and died 
22nd Dec. 1746; Robert, born 22nd Dec. 
1747. 



WILLIAM STUART, M.A. ; pres. by 
John Duff of Hatton in Aug., and 
adm. 24th Sept. 1767 ; trans, to 
Turriff 6th July 1774. 



1767 



1774 



ALEXANDER ROSE, born 1727, son 
of James Rose, Gamrie ; M.A. 
(Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1754) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 13th May 
1761; ord. to Drumoak 9th May 1764; 
pres. by George III. 16th July, and John 
Duff of Hatton in Sept., trans, and adm. 
2nd Nov. 1774; died 7th Dec. 1810. He 
marr. (1) 14th Oct. 1765, Sarah Gee, who 
died 6th Feb. 1789: (2) 5th Aug. 1790, 
Jean (born 1754, died at Broomhill, near 
Aberdeen, 22nd Sept. 1820), daugh. of 
Alex. Rose of Lethenty, and had issue- 
Agnes, born 24th Nov. 1792, died at Forgan- 
denny, 8th Nov. 1827; Jean Margaret, born 
8th Aug. 1795 (marr. John Johnston, min. 
at Forgandenny). Publication — Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xii). 

GEORGE DINGWALL, born 3rd March 
1811 1" S6 ; son of Alexander D., Smallburn, 
Auchterless (where his ancestors had 
been for several generations) ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen, M.A. (1st 
April 1806) ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
29th Aug. 1810 ; pres. by Garden Duff of 



tubkiff] 



AUCHTERLESS— FORGLEN 



251 



Hatton 8th Feb., and ord. 11th Sept. 1811 ; 
died suddenly at Upper Mill 15th Jan. 
1862, while engaged in pastoral duty and 
when actually speaking about the uncer- 
tainty of life; was unmarr. He founded 
two bursaries at the school of Auchterless 
of £4, 10s. each, and another at the Univ. 
of Aberdeen. Publication — Account of the 
Parish {New Stat. Ace, xii.). 



1862 



ALEXANDER GEAY, born Tarves, 
Aug. 1823, son of Alexander G., 
crofter, and Jean Garden ; began 
life as a herd-laddie at twelve years of age, 
and became grieve (steward) on a farm in 
his native parish. In 1845 he forsook 
farming and returned home to resume 
attendance at Tarves School, after which 
he passed to the Grammar School at Aber- 
deen and Marischal College, gaining the 
first bursary for newly-entered students, 
and during his course many prizes, the 
gold medal as the best student of his 
time, and the degree of M.A. with honours 
(1851); app. schoolmaster of Methlick April 
1851 ; studied divinity at Aberdeen, pro- 
viding a substitute for his school when he 
took a full session ; licen. by Presb. of Ellon 
May 1856; ord. to Holburn 19th March 
1857; trans, to Strichen 7th Jan. 1858; 
trans, and adm. 17th May 1862; D.D. (Aber- 
deen, 2nd March 1889); died 13th Dec. 1905, 
" a man of a stamp all his own, and such 
that it was good for anyone to be in his 
company, a strong man, fearlessly out- 
spoken in love of God and man, full of 
humour and of seriousness, homely, cheery, 
sagacious, tender-hearted, and true." He 
was buried at Strichen. He marr. 25th 
Aug. 1851, Isabella (died 19th Feb. 1919), 
daugh. of John Mair, farmer, Mill of 
Birness (where G. had been a farm servant), 
and Catherine Garland, and had issue — 
John Anderson, schoolmaster, born 5th Feb. 
1853; Catherine, born 30th Aug. 1854 (marr. 
James Forrest, D.D., min. of Lonmay) ; 
Alexander, coffee-planter, Coorg, born 26th 
May 1856, drowned while bathing at 
Kananberbby, South Coorg, Madras, 24th 
Aug. 1880; Thomas Rae, M.B., CM., born 
27th Nov. 1858 ; Isabella, born 15th Dec. 
1860, died 28th Jan. 1861 ; Isabella Gar- 



1898 



land, born 14th Feb. 1862 (marr. Robert 
Littlejohn Barr, min. of Kinellar) ; Marshall 
Lang, banker, born 22nd July 1863; Garden 
Duff, born 4th Jan., and died 17th June 
1865 ; George, trooper Cape Light Horse, 
born 26th May 1866 ; Jean Garden, born 
26th May 1868; Jessie, born 5th Aug. 
1870 (marr. David Porter M'Lees, min. 
of North Church, Stirling). Publications 
— The Necessity of the Holy Spirit to 
Effectual Witnessing for Christ [Synod 
Sermon] (1864) ; Talks with Our Farm 
Servants by an Old Farm Servant (Edin- 
burgh, 1882; 2nd edition (portrait) [with 
Biographical Sketch by William Mair, D.D. 
Earlston], Edinburgh, 1906); "Reminis- 
cences of the Turriff Presbytery" {The 
Kirks of the Turriff Presbytery){Ba.nS, 1904). 

ALEXANDER ADAMS DUNCAN, 
born Govan, 11th June 1873, son of 
Alexander Adams D. and Christian 
Brown Smart ; educated at Bellahouston 
Academy and Univs. of Glasgow M.A. 
(1893), Aberdeen B.D. (1896) and Oxford ; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen July 1896 ; 
assistant at Greyfriars, Aberdeen, and 
Kirkintilloch; ord. (assistant and successor) 
10th Feb. 1898 ; app. clerk of Presb. in 1908. 
Marr. 18th Oct. 1904, Janet Black, daugh. 
of Archibald Galloway, Pollokshields, and 
Elizabeth Craven, and has issue — Elizabeth 
Craven, born 10th Dec. 1907 ; Christian 
Brown Smart, born 28th June 1912. Publi- 
cations — "Auchterless" {The Kirks of the 
Turriff Presbytery) (Banff, 1904) ; contribu- 
tions to Hastings's Dictionary of the Bible, 
Expository Times, and Aberdeen Journal. 

FORGLEN. 

[The church of Forglen was dedicated to 
St Adamnan.] 

1588 JOHN TA NTON, reader in 1588. 

DAVID GARDEN, min. in 1591, having 
Alvah also in charge ; trans, to 
Inverkeithny in 1614. 

JOHN REIDFURD, M.A.; min. in 
1624; trans, to Towie before 30th 
1624 Nov. 1634.— [Aberdeen Sheriff-Court 
Records, ii.] 



252 



FORGLEN 



[PRESB. OF 



" ROBEET BLAIR, M.A. ; min. in 1634 J 
1684 trans, to Alvab. about 1636. 

GILBERT THOM, ord. (at Elgin) 14th 
1636 Jan. 1636. 

ALEXANDER SCROGIE, M.A. ; adm. 
1642 * n 1 ^ 42 > trans - to Drumblade before 
9th Dec. 1647. 

ROBERT BROWNE, M.A. ; adm. in 
1649 1649 ; trans, to Bourtie in 1666. 

WILLIAM BLAIR, M.A., son of above 
Robert B. ; entered 14th April 1667 ; 



1667 



trans, to Fordyce in 1675. 



1717 



JOHN DUNBAR, born Moray about 
1676 1646; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (2nd July 1667); 
entered 10th Sept. 1676 ; died Sept. 1716, 
while under a process of discipline. He 
marr. Janet Dunbar, and had issue — Jean 
(marr. Sir John Turing, min. of Drumblade). 
— [Elgin Sas.] 

\ JAMES BANNERMAN, born 1670; 

ord. to Inveraven 15th April 1703; 

pres. by Sir William Ogilvy of 
Forglen, Lord of Session, in Jan., trans, 
and adm. 26th March 1717 ; died 31st 
March 1749. He marr. 9th Dec. 1710, 
Ann (died 8th Aug. 1758), daugh. of David 
Cunningham, min. of Edinkillie, and had 
issue — David, his successor in this parish ; 
Patrick, min. of Saltoun ; Elizabeth ; Jean, 
died 29th May 1751. 

' DAVID BANNERMAN, son of preced- 
1742 * n & > M-A- ; pres. by Sir Alexander 
Ogilvy of Forglen ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 4th Feb. 1742 ; trans, to 
St Martin's 29th June 1758. 

JAMES MILNE, pres. by Alexander, 
.„.„ Lord Banff, in May, and adm. 11th 
July 1759 ; trans, to Ellon 28th June 
1775. 

ROBERT BALLINGALL, born Fife, 
177 „ educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
licen. by Presb. of Cupar 2nd July 
1771 ; pres. by William, Lord Banff, and 
his curators Nov. 1775; ord. 24th April 
1776 ; died 17th April 1795. He marr. 31st 
May 1782, Elizabeth (died at Falkland 9th 



Oct. 1844, aged 92), daugh. of James 
Simpson of Edenhead, and had issue — 
Agnes, born 15th March 1783; Elizabeth, 
born 9th Nov. 1784; Sir George, M.D., 
Professor of Military Surgery in the Univ. 
of Edinburgh, born 2nd May 1786 [not 
1780 as in Diet. Nat. Biog.], died at Blair- 
gowrie 4th Dec. 1855 ; James, born 23rd 
Sept. 1787; Ann, born 30th Jan. 1790; 
died at Falkland 5th Sept. 1860. Publica- 
tion — Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, xiv.). — [Diet. Nat. Biog. ; Edin. 
Med. Journ., Jan. 1856.] 

LAURENCE MOTES, born 1769 ; licen. 
1796 ky Presb. of Stirling 28th March 
1792 ; assistant at Larbert and 
Dunipace ; pres. by William, Lord Banff, 
17th Sept. 1795 ; ord. 6th April 1796 ; died 
2nd May 1831. He marr. 10th July 1798, 
Anne (died 23rd May 1838, aged 73), daugh. 
of George Gerard of Midstrath, and had 
issue — Anne Johnston, born 20th March, 
died 28th Oct. 1799; Johnston, born 17th 
Feb. 1801 (marr. James Morrison, Haughs) ; 
Robert Abercromby, born 11th July 1803, 
died 10th April 1806; Janet, born 31st 
July 1805; Keturah, born 15th June 1807. 
Publications — Gratitude to God, a sermon 
(Falkirk, 1794) ; The Importance of dis- 
seminating the Holy Scriptures, a sermon 
(Aberdeen, 1818) ; Eemarhs on the Principal 
Feature of the Foreign and Domestic Policy 
of Great Britain since 1793 (London, 1826). 

JOSEPH THORBURN, born 1799, son 
1831 °^ J° se P n T., grocer, Edinburgh ; 
educated at the High School and 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. there 
9th April 1823 ; assistant at Cockpen ; ord. 
to Union Chapel-of-Ease, Aberdeen, 19th 
Feb. 1829 ; pres. by Sir George and Lady 
Abercromby in June and adm. 20th Sept. 
1831. Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; 
adm. to Free English Church, Inverness, 
25th June 1844 ; died there 15th July 1854. 
He marr. 15th Nov. 1831, Catherine (died 
26th Aug. 1874), second daugh. of Alexander 
Brown, Lord Provost of Aberdeen, and 
had issue — Joseph, born 2nd Oct. 1832 ; 
Catherine, born 27th June 1834 ; Alexander 
Brown, born 25th April 1836; Robert 
Kemp, born 18th Aug. 1838 ; Thomas, born 



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253 



1843 



26th Aug. 1840. Publications— The Danger 
of Forgetting God, a sermon (Aberdeen, 
1830); Three Letters to the Rev. Charles 
Fraser (Aberdeen, 1831); Sermon XXXIX. 
{Free Church Pulpit, i.). He selected and 
edited Sermons by James Kidd, D.D. 
(Aberdeen, 1835) ; Account of the Parish 
{Neiv Stat. Ace, xiii.). 

WILLIAM FARQUHAR, born 2nd 
June 1815, son of Alexander F., min. 
of Pitsligo ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1832); school- 
master and session-clerk of Laurencekirk 
26th Sept. 1834 to 6th Aug. 1843; ord. 1st 
Sept. 1843; died 29th Jan. 1845. He 
marr. 9th July 1844, Anne (died s.p. 18th 
April 1845), daugh. of Alexander More, 
collector of customs, Aberdeen.— [Fraser's 
Laurencekirk, 276.] 

ALEXANDER GORDON, born 1800, 
son of Samuel G., Aberdeen ; edu- 
cated at Grammar School and 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; became 
tutor in family of Duff of Hatton and 
schoolmaster at Auchterless ; ord. 26th 
June 1845 ; died 31st Aug. 1873. He marr. 
9th Jan. 1833, Jane May, who died 7th 
Nov. 1893, and had issue — Alexander (only 
son), merchant, Calcutta, born 11th Oct. 
1833, died 1st Dec. 1876 ; Anne May, born 
27th Feb. 1836 ; Elizabeth Davidson, born 
3rd April 1839, died 15th Sept. 1849; 
Georgina Jane, born 9th May 1843. 

' ARCHIBALD BOWMAN, born Cadder, 
_„„„ 24th April 1841, eldest son of James 
B., farmer; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; ord. to Braemar 1st May 1872 ; 
trans, and adm. 18th Dec. 1873 ; dem. 
on app. to St Andrew's Church, New 
Glasgow, Nova Scotia, 22nd May 1888; 
trans, to St Therese de Blainville, Quebec, 
1901, died 22nd March 1919. He marr. 
10th March 1874, Helen Maclean, and had 
issue — Archibald Abercromby, born 8th 
March 1875 ; Isabella Gemmell, born 7th 
Jan. 1877 ; Alexander John Maclean, born 
17th May 1885. 

GEORGE LAWSON, M.A. ; ord. 20th 
Sept. 1888; trans, to Selkirk 12th 



1888 



Oct. 1899. 



WILLIAM SUTHERLAND, M.A., 
1900 B.D. ; ord. 30th Jan. 1900; clerk 
of Presb. 1906-8; trans, to Gartly 
12th Nov. 1908. 

ALEXANDER SPARK, ord. 26th 
1909 March 1909 > trans - to St Matthew's, 
Glasgow, 12th Nov. 1914. 

CHARLES GILES, born Aberdour, 
_ 916 Aberdeenshire, 3rd Aug. 1862, son 
of Alexander G. and Mary M'Ghie ; 
educated at Boyndlie, Pitsligo, and Old 
Grammar Schools, Aberdeen, and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
11th June 1891 ; assistant at Avendale and 
St Thomas, Glasgow; ord. to Millbrex 
16th Feb. 1892 ; trans, and adm. 24th Feb. 
1915. Marr. 22nd Nov. 1893, Elizabeth, 
daugh. of George Beaton, farmer, Millbrex, 
and Mary Simpson, and has issue — Mary, 
music teacher, St Bride's, Edinburgh, born 
4th Sept. 1894; Elizabeth, Civil Service, 
London, born 17th Oct. 1895 ; Charles, 
bank clerk, private, 9th Seaforth High- 
landers, born 4th Oct. 1897, killed in 
action at Nieuport 21st July 1917 ; Isabella 
Margaret, born 17th Feb. 1899 ; Alexander 
George, apprentice civil engineer, 2nd 
Lieut. R.A.F. ; Andrew Milne Mitchell, 
born 7th March 1902; Herbert Beaton, 
born 29th Sept. 1904. 

FORGUE. 

[The church of Forgue was dedicated 
to St Margaret. It belonged to the Abbey 
of Arbroath. Fairs were held at Forgue 
on Palm Sunday and Michaelmas.] 

ANDREW SPENS, reader at Edzell in 
lg „. May 1572 ; min. here in 1574, with 
Drumblade and Culsalmond also in 
the charge. It was stated in the General 
Assembly in 1575, that he "cannot await 
on his own cure, because he occupyeth a 
servile office in my Lord Forbes's house 
of Drummynoure, far distant from his 
charge," and in that of 1576, that as he 
had not obtained his manse, " he still used 
reading in the house of Lord Forbes." 

JOHN PHILIP, trans, from Keith in 
1590 1590 ; trans, to Rothiemay in 1591. 



254 



FORGUE 



[PEESB. OF 



1628 



1645 



JOHN HOENE, min. Id 1599 and 
1699 1601. 

WILLIAM EEID, min. at 14th April 
1605 1605; trans, to Gartly in 1607. 

JAMES HAY, min. before 25th Sept. 
1608; was a member of Assembly 
in 1610, and still min. 6th July 

1620. He marr. Janet Wallace in Quallan. 

—{Banff Homings, 19th July 1626, 9th 

July 1628.] 

WILLIAM DOUGLAS, M.A. ; adm. in 
1628 ; trans, to Professorship of 
Divinity in King's College, Aber- 
deen, in 1643 (q.v.). 

ALEXANDER GARDEN, born 1611; 
M.A. (King's College 1631) ; regent 
of Philosophy there in 1635 ; adm. 
before 20th Aug. 1645 ; was named by 
Parliament, 27th March 1647, one of the 
Visitors for the Univ. of Aberdeen. He 
had a ratification by Parliament, 16th 
March 1649, of an Act of the Presb., 9th 
Dec. 1647, ordaining his successor to give 
him or his heirs satisfaction because he 
had purchased his manse at a dear rate 
from his predecessor, that it had been 
burnt by the rebels, and had been often 
plundered in later insurrections ; died of 
scrofula brought on by incessant labour 
and preaching, 9th March 1674. He marr. 
Isobel Middleton, who survived him, and 
had issue — George, D.D., his successor in 
the parish ; James, D.D., Professor of 
Divinity, King's College, Aberdeen (q.v.). 

GEORGE GARDEN, son of preceding; 
R77 regent in King's College ; adm. in 
1677; trans, to Old Machar 29th 
June 1679. 

PATRICK HARVIE of Mameulaw, 
son of Robert H. of Mameulaw ; 
educated at Marischal College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1669); inst. 23rd May 
1680; died in 1704. He marr. Margaret 
Scougal, who was lame, and had issue — 
Lewis, died before 1725 ; a daugh. (marr. 
James Crichton of Auchingoul) ; Elizabeth 
(marr. Alexander Ross, min. of Auchterless); 
Mary ; Catherine. 



1680 



1707 



JOHN MAITLAND, born 1672, son of 
John M., min. of Inverkeithny ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; licen. by Presb. of Turriff 24th Sept. 
1700; ord. to Insch 26th April 1703; 
called 22nd June 1705 and 6th April 1707 ; 
trans, and adm. 22nd May 1707 ; dep. 
9th May 1715, for not praying for King 
George and not keeping the Thanksgiving 
appointed for his Majesty's accession. 
He opened an Episcopal chapel at Penny- 
burn, which is now represented by St 
Margaret's Episcopal church at Forgue, 
erected in 1795; died 16th April 1740. 
He marr. Christian Ramsay, who died 
22nd Nov. 1752. — [Thanage of Fermartyn, 
170, 181 ; Davidson's Short History of the 
Kingdom, 9.] 

ALEXANDER FORBES, born 1690; 
.,_.- educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen, 1699-1703 ; licen. by Presb. of 
Aberdeen 10th Nov. 1714; called by the 
Presb. jure devoluto. When the Presb. met 
for his ordination, they were attacked by 
a furious mob and obliged to retire out 
of the parish. The ordination was carried 
out at Auchterless on 25th [his tombstone 
has 11th] Sept. 1716 ; died 17th May 1758. 
In 1734 he succeeded to a considerable 
fortune by the death of an uncle in Dublin, 
"which, though it increased his power of 
doing good, could not increase his benevol- 
ence." He marr. Katherine Gordon, who 
died 7th Sept. 1746, aged 48, and had 
issue — Alexander of Kirkpottie, died 1796; 
Thomas, born 1729, died 28th Feb. 1733; 
Theodore, born 22nd March 1732 ; Amelia, 
born 3rd March 1734 (marr. David Beatson, 
min. of Dunbarney).— [Tombst.] 

GEORGE ABERCROMBIE, M.A.; 

.„„ trans, from Footdee ; pres. by 

Theodore Morison of Bognie in Dec. 

1758; adm. 15th Aug. 1759; trans, to 

Second Charge, Aberdeen, 25th June 1772. 

ALEXANDER WILSON, educated at 

1772 King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. 

(1st April 1761) ; pres. by Alexander 

Morison of Bognie in Sept., and ord. 2nd 

Dec. 1772 ; died unmarr. 5th Aug. 1779. 



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WILLIAM DINGWALL, bom 
.,.-_ 1745 ; educated at Marischal College, 
1759-63 ; licen. by Presb. of Deer 
20th July 1768 ; pres. by Alexander 
Morison of Bognie in Jan., and ord. 5th 
April 1780; died 29th Dec. 1801. He 
marr. 9th Nov. 1786, Sarah, daugh. of 
James Lawtie, min. of Fordyce. She died 
at Banff 15th Feb. 1829, aged 64, and had 
issue — Margaret, born 4th Sept. 1787; 
Arthur Fordyce, born 26th Aug. 1789. 
Publication — Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xii.). 

ALEXANDER ALLARDYCE, born 
1777, son of George A., surgeon, 
Banff; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (29th March 1793) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Fordyce 23rd Aug. 1797 ; pres. 
by Theodore Morison of Bognie in May, 
and ord. 27th Sept. 1802 ; died in the pulpit 
(of apoplexy) 2nd June 1833. He marr. 
Ann Dundas Blair, daugh. of a coastguard 
and authoress of the Good Wife at Home 
and other Poems (Aberdeen, 1867), she 
died at Cromarty 18th July 1857, and had 
issue — James, major - general in Indian 
army, died at Ramsgate 18th Aug. 1862 ; 
William, born 22nd Dec. 1803, died at 
Hobart, Tasmania, 1848 ; Mary, born 12th 
July 1805, died at Cromarty 18th May 
1878; Eliza, born 27th Feb. 1807 (marr. 
17th Dec. 1829, Thomas Middleton of 
Davidston, Cromarty) ; Frances, born 20th 
Aug. 1808, died 4th April 1840 ; Ann 
Gordon, born 24th Feb. 1810; Catherine, 
born 5th July 1813. — [Tkanage of Fer- 
martyn, 171.] 



1834 



JAMES CORDINER, born 1786; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (25th March 1808) ; 
schoolmaster of Gartly in 1825 ; licen. by 
Presb. of Alf ord ; assistant at Premnay ; 
pres. by Theodore Morison of Bognie in 
Feb., and ord. 8th May 1834; died 4th 
March 1849. He marr. Rachel Reid, 
who died at Aberdeen, 5th Sept. 1856, 
aged 72, and had issue — James Douglas, 
born 1818, died 30th April 1849; Jane 
Ann Campbell. Publication- — Account of 
the Parish (Neiv Stat. Ace, xii.). 



JOHN ABEL, born Cluny, 1823, son 
1849 °^ ^ ^ m A-> farmer; educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(March 1841); Murray Lecturer, 1847-9; 
pres. by Alexander Morison of Bognie ; 
ord. 28th June 1849 ; died 31st Jan. 1871. 
He marr. 16th May 1850, Elizabeth 
Forsyth (died 6th Nov. 1888, aged 57), 
eldest daugh. of Hercules Scott, LL.D., 
Professor of Moral Philosophy, Aberdeen, 
and had issue — Jane, born 24th June 1851, 
died 3rd Sept. 1868 ; Elizabeth Scott, born 
22nd Dec. 1852, died 10th Sept. 1872; 
John, born 7th June 1854, died 4th Jan. 
1872 ; Alexander Morison, min. of Kinneff, 
born 17th Dec. 1855; James Hercules, 
banker, born 2nd June 1857, died 17th 
Sept. 1893 ; Emily Scott, born 25th March 
1859 (marr. (1) James Charles Logie, M.D. : 
(2) Robert Scarth of Binscarth, Orkney), 
died 8th Feb. 1912 ; William Mearns, born 
3rd Dec. 1860, died at St Andrew's Manse, 
Wellington, New Zealand, 6th March 1881 ; 
Euphemia Scott, born 21st July 1862 (marr. 
Jan. 1897, Charles E. Holsworthy) ; Duncan 
Mearns, LL.B., advocate, born 21st May 
1864, died 4th Jan. 1898; Isabella, born 
6th Feb. 1866 (marr. 20th Oct. 1896, John 
Bruce Wingate, I.C.S.), died at Colinton, 
8th July 1925 ; Helen Margaret, born 19th 
Feb. 1868 ; Agnes Jane Mary, born 28th 
Oct. 1869 ; Jessie Duff, born 3rd Feb. 1871, 
died 7th Jan. 1872 ; Anne Mearns (twin), 
born 3rd Feb. 1871 (marr. Johann Maxi- 
milian Louis Wildman.) Publications — 
The Exodus of the Israelites (Aberdeen, 
1847) ; The History of Our Saviour (Aber- 
deen, 1848) ; The Conflict and the Armour 
(Aberdeen, 1849) [All Murray Lectures] ; A 
Letter to the Right Hon. Lord Russell (1865). 



1871 



v JAMES BREBNER, born Lonmay, 22nd 
Feb. 1839, son of James B. and Lily 
Sadler ; educated at Lonmay and 
Grammar Schools, Aberdeen, and Univ. 
and King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1st 
April 1859); licen. by Presb. of Turriff; 
schoolmaster at Daviot, 1859-69 ; ord. to 
Ythan Wells 22nd Sept. 1869; trans, 
and adm. 29th June 1871; D.D. (Aber- 
deen, 1908). Marr. 1862, Elsie (died 30th 
May 1919, aged 80), daugh. of Gavin 



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[PRESB. OF 



Elmslie and Elizabeth Matheson, and has 
issue — James, born 4th Feb. 1863, died 
1902; Lily Elizabeth, born 29th Dec. 
1864, died 1866 ; Gavin Elmslie, Eealton, 
Waterloo, U.S.A., born 3rd Sept. 1866; 
Elsie, born 10th April 1868 (marr. J. H. 
Marshall, architect); Annie Grace, born 
3rd Jan. 1870 (marr. David Duthie M'Laren, 
min. of Bressay) ; Alexander Morison, 
captain-pilot, Melbourne, born 26th Aug. 
1871; Helen Jane, born 24th May 1873 
(marr. John Cameron, farmer, Nairn); 
Louisa Duff, born 11th March 1875, died 
Middleburg, South Africa, 1902; Eobert 
Frederick, major, Scottish Bines, factor, 
born 29th Oct. 1876 ; Jessie Morison, born 
24th Oct. 1878; Walter Scott, engineer, 
South Africa (twin), born 24th Oct. 1878 ; 
Catherine Morison, born 12th April 1881; 
Isabella May, 7th Sept. 1882. Publication— 
" The Braes of Gight " {The Vale of Tthan) 
(Aberdeen, 1904). 

CHABLES WALKEB STOBIE, born 
Whalsay, 15th May 1886, son of 
1916 Charles S., min. of Whalsay; edu- 
cated at Boyal High School and Univ. of 
Edinburgh; M.A.(1910); licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh April 1913; assistant at Brechin 
Cathedral, Shettleston, and Lochee ; ord. to 
Kirkfieldbank 25th Feb. 1915; trans, and 
adm. (assistant and successor) 29th Dec. 
1916. Marr. 27th April 1915, Charlotte 
Howatt, daugh. of David Wardrop, farmer, 
Ayrshire, and Margaret M'Millan, and has 
issue— John Charles, born 9th Aug., died 
25th Dec. 1916 ; Charles Walker, born 10th 
Dec. 1917 ; Marguerite Bosemary, born 25th 
Feb. 1921; Isobel Mary (twin), born 25th 
Feb. 1921; Eobert John Cameron, born 11th 
March 1924. 

FYVIE. 

[The church of Fyvie was dedicated to 
St Peter. It belonged to the Abbey of 
Arbroath. Pairs of St Peter and St 
Magdalene were held at Fyvie and also 
a tryst on Shrove Tuesday. There were 
in this parish Wells of Our Lady, St Peter, 
St Paul, and St Katherine, and two Wells 
of St John. Within the bounds there is a 
mission chapel of St Mary.] 



WILLIAM CHALMEE, reader 
1567 in 1567. 

VALEXANDEE BABEON, reader, Nov. 
1570 and 1585. — [Aud. of Ex., 



1570 



1584-95, 107.] 



1574 



1594 



THOMAS COBMOK [COEMACK], 
min. of Bescobie in 1567; trans, and 
adm. in 1574, with Methlick and 
Tarves also in the charge ; still min. in 
1577.— [Acts and Bee, lxviii., 382.] 

STEPHEN MASON, trans, from 
1578 Bethelney and adm. in 1578, with 
Bethelney and Tarves in the charge ; 
ceased to have charge here before 1595. 

WILLIAM . All known is that a 

lgq „ min. bearing this christian name 
served here in 1593. — [Reg. Assig.] 

HIEBOMYMUS [JEBOME] INNES 
of Crannat Strype, second son of 
John I., first of Edingight, and 
Marjorie Leslie ; is mentioned in a deed of 
1581 ; adm. in 1594 ; died between 26th 
Nov. 1634 and 10th June 1635. He marr. 
Margaret Seaton, and had issue — James, 
burgess of Aberdeen ; John of Auchlunart, 
burgess of Aberdeen; Thomas in Poland, 
died at Kirkton of Bayne Feb. 1650 ; Janet 
(marr. Cornet John Leslie) ; Margaret 
(marr. Patrick Leith, Kirkton of Nairn, 
(2) John Logie of Boddam) ; Jane (marr. 
William Bannerman) ; Isobel (marr. John 
Gordon of Ardlogie); Eobert. — [Aberdeen 
Sas. Sec. Reg., v., 13 ; Banff Sas., vi., 227 ; 
Reg. of Beech, ccccxvii., 79; Birthbrief, 
10th July 1652; Spalding Club Miscell., 
v., 335 ; Chronicles of the Inneses of Edin- 
gight, 12, 35 (Aberdeen, 1898).] 

GEOBGE SHABPE, M.A. (St Andrews 
1635 1615); had testimonial for licence 
from Presb. of Haddington 29th 
July 1635; pres. by Charles I. 10th June 
same year ; member of Assembly in 1638 
1639, and of the Commission in 1647. 
He petitioned Parliament for payment of 
stipend due by George Gordon of Gight, 
and for the plundering of his goods by 
malignants and delinquents, and had an 
order for refunding 21st June 1644. He 



tureiff] 



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1658 



was also recommended by the General 
Assembly 27th Aug. 1647 to the Committee 
of Estates for reparation of his losses 
amounting to eleven years' stipend, for 
which an Act of Parliament was immedi- 
ately passed ; was still min. in 1653. He 
niarr. 7th Feb. 1636, Elizabeth Anderson, 
who survived him.— [Acts of Pari., vi., pt. 
i., 119, 785 ; Privy Seal Eng. Beg., iii., 406 ; 
Edin. Marr. Peg.] 

ALEXANDER ABERCEOMBIE, adm. 
1649 (probably assistant) before 15th July 
1649 ; trans, to Kirkoswald before 
5th June 1657. 

WILLIAM JAFFRAY, possibly the 
same as the min. of Kinedward ; 
adm. before 1658 ; still min. in 1669. 

He marr. Margaret Davidson. — [Peg. of 

Deeds, 22nd July 1663.] 

GEORGE SETON, M.A. (King's College, 
16 „„ Aberdeen, 20th July 1665) ; licen. by 
George, Bishop of Edinburgh, 2nd 
Feb. 1667 ; adm. to Broughton 12th March 
1668 ; trans, and adm. 1672 ; burgess of 
Aberdeen same year ; still min. 12th March 
1683. He marr. Margaret Shaw, who died 
Aug. 1706.— [G. P. Homings, 19th April 
1705 ; Oreyfriars Burials ; Spalding Miscell., 
ii., 438.] 

GEORGE DALGARNO, educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1670-4 ; 
ord. (at Kettins) 1st and adm. 8th 
March 1685; died 21st July 1717. He 
marr. Sarah Robertson, and had issue — 
James ; Thomas ; Jean ; Mary ; Elizabeth ; 
Sarah ; a daugh. buried in St Nicolas' 
Churchyard, Aberdeen, 28th June 1701. — 
[Aberdeenshire Poll-Book, ii., 289; Scot. 
Notes and Queries, vii., 183.] 

ROBERT HAY in Prestonkirk; licen. 

by Presb. of Dunbar 7th March 

1716; pres. by Susan, Marchioness 

of Tweeddale and John Hay of Hopes 18th 

Dec. 1717; ord. 1st May 1718; dep. 1st 

July 1719 for immorality. 

THOMAS SCOTT, pres. by Susan, 
Marchioness of Tweeddale and John 
Hay of Hopes Sept. 1719 ; called by 



1720 



the Presb. jure devoluto 8th June ; ord. 
13th July 1720 ; died 3rd July 1748. He 
marr. 12th Jan. 1722, Anna Darling, and 
had issue — John ; Thomas ; Peter ; Janet ; 
Anna; Elizabeth. 

WILLIAM MOIR, born 1726, son of 
1749 George M., min. of Kintore ; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
1740-4; licen. by Presb. of Ellon 4th Oct. 
1748 ; pres. by tutors of the Hon. William 
Gordon of Fyvie in Nov. 1748; ord. 27th 
April 1749; died 19th March 1794. He 
marr. 22nd Oct. 1776, Helen Constable, 
who died at Aberdeen 26th Feb. 1817, aged 
67, and had issue — George, M.A., Kingston, 
Jamaica, born 18th Dec. 1777, died 11th 
Sept. 1807 ; Katherine Jean, born 6th April 
1779 (marr. 30th March 1800, John Ding- 
wall of Rainieston, provost of Aberdeen). 
Publication — Account of the Parish (Sin- 
clair's Stat. Ace, ix. — [Tombst.] 

JOHN FALCONER, born Ellon 1755, 
1794 son °^ Sylvester F., tutor to the Earl 
of Aberdeen ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 1775-8 ; licen. by Presb. 
of Ellon 3rd April 1782 ; pres. by General 
Gordon of Fyvie in Sept., and ord. 3rd Dec. 
1794 ; died 19th Dec. 1828. He marr. 23rd 
May 1807, Margaret (died 27th Sept. 1854, 
aged 69), youngest daugh. of William 
Touch, R.N., and had issue— Elizabeth 
Jane (only child), born Sept. 1813, died 
20th Dec. 1825. His widow marr. (2) 
James Cruickshank, D.D., min. of this 
parish.— [Tombst.] 

JOHN MANSON, born 1806, son of 
Alexander M., merchant, Old Mel- 
drum, and Mary Blyth ; educated at 
Marischal College ; M.A. (1st April 1822) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Garioch 13th Dec. 1826 ; 
pres. by William Gordon of Fyvie in March, 
and ord. 7th July 1829. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843; min. of Free Church, 
Fyvie, 1843-72; died 20th Nov. 1872. He 
drew up in 1837 a report on the ecclesi- 
astical state of the parishes in the Presb., 
by its command, and for its use. He marr. 
13th Sept. 1842, Grace Edmonstoune (died 
28th Nov. 1900), second daugh. of John 
Pringle, sheriff - substitute of Banffshire, 



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and had issue — Margaret Pringle, born 30th 
June 1843 ; Mary Christian, born 7th Feb. 
1845 (marr. William Anderson, min. of Free 
Church, Boyndie) ; Alexander James, born 
1st Dec. 1846, died a student 14th Feb. 1864 ; 
Grace Edmonstoune, born 1st June 1849, 
died 18th Dec. 1892; Agnes Eliza, born 
5th June 1851 ; Alison Clephane, born 9th 
July 1854; John, born 24th Aug. 1858. 
Publication — Changes in Last Thirty-three 
Years in Fyvie, a lecture (Banff, 1863; 
Account of the Parish {Neiv Stat Ace, 
xii.). 

JAMES CRUICKSHANK, born 1787, 
son of John C, M.A., rector of Banff 
Academy ; educated at King's Col- 
lege, Aberdeen ; M.A. (31st March 1806) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Fordyce 6th May 1812; 
ord. (assistant) in parish of Turriff; adm. to 
full charge there 25th July 1821 ; pres. by 
William Gordon of Fyvie ; trans, and adm. 
5th Oct. 1843; D.D. (Aberdeen, 8th Nov. 
1856) ; died 1st April 1858. He bequeathed 
£200 to the Church Endowment Scheme. 
He marr. 10th Nov. 1830, Margaret (died 
s.p., 27th Sept. 1854, aged 69), daugh. of 
William Touch, R.N., and widow of John 
Falconer, min. of this parish. Publication — ■ 
Account of the Parish {New Stat. Ace., 
xii.). 

JOHN MARSHALL LANG, trans, from 
East Parish, Aberdeen, 5th Aug. 
1858 ; dem. on being app. to Ander- 
ston Chapel, Glasgow, 12th Jan. 1865. 



1865 



GAVIN LANG, brother of preceding; 
ord. 20th April 1865; trans, to 



Glasford 4th Feb. 1870. 



ANDREW JAMIESON MILNE, born 
1870 Petty, Fyvie, 7th March 1831, son 
of Alexander M., farmer (whose 
ancestors had been in the parish for nine 
generations), and Margaret Leslie Jamie- 
son ; educated at King's College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1850) ; licen. by Presb. of Turriff in 
1855 ; ord. assistant min. Scots Kirk and 
headmaster Collegiate School, Kingston, 
Jamaica, July 1855 ; Principal of Collegiate 
School in 1858 ; Inspector of Public 



Schools, Kingston, in 1862; LL.D. (Aber- 
deen, 16th Dec. 1865) ; Commissioner in 
1867 to Colonial Office to select teachers in 
Jamaica; adm. to this parish 22nd June 1870; 
clerk of Presb. 1887-1906 ; elected Moderator 
of the General Assembly 23rd May 1905; 
died during his year of office 15th May 
1906. He marr. 22nd June 1858, Annie 
Lewis (died 4th July 1905), daugh. of the 
Rev. John Hodgson, Jamaica, and had 
issue — George Leslie Hodgson, M.A., M.D., 
Rome, born 9th April 1859, died 28th Aug. 
1897 ; John Alexander Radcliffe, born 
16th Nov. 1860, died in New Orleans, 
U.S.A., 24th Oct. 1896; Mary Lewis, 
born 28th May 1862, died in Jamaica, 
16th July 1863; Charles James Barclay, 
B.A. (Cantab.), H.M. Inspector of Schools, 
born 27th May 1864, died 6th May 1892 ; 
Bessie, born 14th April 1866 ; Arthur 
Dawson, C.M.G., M.B., CM., Uganda, 
lieut.-colonel East African Forces, Principal 
Medical Officer, East Africa Protectorate, 
born 18th Nov. 1867; Allan Hay, 
B.A. (Cantab.), C.M.G., Secretary, Liver- 
pool Chamber of Commerce, born 13th 
March 1869, died 21st Jan. 1919. Publica- 
tions—" Fyvie " {The Kirks of the Turriff 
Presbytery) (Banff, 1904) ; Address at Close 
of General Assembly (Edinburgh, 1905). 

GEORGE WAUCHOPE STEWART, 
lg06 M.A., B.D. ; trans, from Rosemount, 
Aberdeen, and adm. 7th Nov. 1906 ; 
trans, to Second Charge, Haddington, 14th 
Nov. 1911 ; D.D. (Edinburgh, 1923) ; app. 
Convener of Committee on Psalmody and 
Hymns, May 1923 {cf. Vol. I., 372) ; Baird 
Lecturer 1926. 

JOHN LAMB, born 31st Jan. 1886, son 
1912 of ^°k n k-> m in- 0I West Kilbride ; 
educated at Hutcheson's Grammar 
School, High School, and Univs. of Glasgow 
M.A. (1906) and Edinburgh B.D. (1909); 
licen. by Presb. of Irvine 6th April 1909; 
assistant at Greenside, Edinburgh; ord. 
11th April 1912; trans, to Hyndland 3rd 
Oct. 1923. Marr. 11th June 1912, Catherine 
Smith, daugh. of George Smith Hendrie, 
min. of Dalmellington, and has issue — 
Catherine Beatrice Howden, born 23rd 
Feb. 1915; John, born 16th June 1917. 



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^JOHN HENDERSON SEAFOKTH 
lg24 BURLEIGH, born 19th May 1894, 
son of John B., min. of Ednam; 
educated at Ednam School, Kelso High 
School, George Watson's College, and Univs. 
of Edinburgh M.A. (1915), B.D. (1920), 
B.Litt. (1922) Strasburg, and Oxford; lieut. 
in K.O.S.B. during European War ; licen. 
by Presb. of Kelso Sept. 1919 ; assistant at 
St George's, Edinburgh, 1st Sept. 1923; 
ord. 7th March 1924. 



GAMRIE. 

[The old church of Gamrie was dedicated 
to St John the Evangelist. It belonged 
to the Abbey of Arbroath. The building 
still stands roofless in its ancient church- 
yard. Its site, on a high cliff overlooking 
the North Sea, is striking but somewhat 
hard of access. A decreet of the Court of 
Teinds dated 23rd Jan. 1817, authorised 
the removal of the parish church to a new 
site near Gardenstown. There is a Well 
of St John at Gamrie.] 



1562 



THOMAS CHRISTISON, adm. before 
18th Nov. 1562, when a decree of 
divorce was passed by him and the 
min. of Aberdour against a married couple 
on the ground of impotency. — [Pitcairn's 
Grim, Trials.] 

DAVID HOWESON, entered to Kin- 
„„. edward at Nov. 1570; pres. to the 
parsonage and vicarage of Tyrie by 
James VI. in 1573 ; trans, and adm. in 
1574, with Philorth, Aberdour, and Tyrie 
also in the charge. 

ALEXANDER FRASER, adm. before 
1585 1585. 

JOHN MURRAY, pres. to the vicarage 
1592 by James VI - before 12th May 1592, 
when caution was given by Sir 
George Ogilvie of Dunlugass that the 
presentee shall leave the same unhurt ; 
dem. before 3rd Oct. 1628. He marr. 
Margaret Cheyne. — [Beg. of Deeds, ccccii., 
274 ; Aberdeen Sas., v., 457, 465.] 



1675 



WILLIAM STEVENSON (primus), son 
1628 °^ William S., burgess of Pittenweem, 
min. of Clatt; pres. by Charles I. 
3rd Oct. 1628; still min. 21st Oct. 1662, 
but probably died in Dec. that year. He 
marr. Elizabeth Leslie, and had issue- 
William, master of Grammar School, Old 
Aberdeen, min. of Fordyce — [Fife Sas., 
v., 430 ; Banff Sas., vi., 259 ; Scot. Notes 
and Queries, vii., 53.] 

WILLIAM STEVENSON (secundus) ; 
16SS ord. (assistant) in 1656 ; trans, to 
Fordyce in 1658. 

ROBERT INNES, descended from Innes 
166 „ of Benwell ; educated at King's Col- 
lege, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1661) ; adm. 
before 17th June 1667. He dem. and went 
to Virginia. — [Nisbet's Heraldry, i., 262.] 

JOHN INNES, born 1650 ; educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. (2nd 
July 1667); adm. before 12th Dec. 
1675. He was summoned before the Privy 
Council, 7th Nov. 1689, for not reading 
the Proclamation of the Estates and pray- 
ing in terms thereof, and praying for the 
late King's restoration to the throne. He 
declared that as soon as he had notice of 
the proclamation he prayed for William 
and Mary, and on receiving a copy of the 
proclamation from a neighbouring min. 
he had at once read it. He was acquitted 
but was dep., 13th June 1716, for praying 
for the Chevalier de St George and reading 
his proclamation. He died 14th June 1731. 
He marr. Margaret Gordon, who survived 
him, and had issue — a daugh. — [Aberdeen 
Tests.; Tombst.] 

JOHN GORDON, educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen; licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen 27th April 1709; ord. 
to Glenbuchat 9th Aug. 1710; called by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 20th Feb., trans, and 
adm. 7th May 1717; dep. for scandalous 
and unedifying conversation 9th April 1731 ; 
died May 1739. 

JAMES WILSON, born 1694; studied 
at Leyden under Boerhaave; called 
31st Jan., and ord. 23rd May 1732 ; 
died 7th Aug. 1792. At his settlement 



1717 



1732 



260 



GAMRIE 



[PRESB. OP 



no person in the parish possessed a -watch 
but George Keith of Northfield and himself. 
He introduced the cultivation of turnips 
and potatoes into the parish by planting 
them in his garden. He marr. 27th March 

1735, Elizabeth (died 19th April 1781, 
aged 63), daugh. of John Mercer, min. of 
Tyrie, and had issue — John, born 30th Jan. 

1736, died 8th Jan. 1738 ; George, born 
2nd Aug. 1737; Isabel, born 19th Sept. 1738 
(marr. 13th Nov. 1759, George Sangster, 
shipmaster, Gardenstown) ; Barbara, born 
10th June 1740 (marr. 23rd June 1761, 
William Sangster, farmer, Milltown of 
Fisherie) ; Alexander, min. at Campvere, 
born 2nd Jan. 1742 (marr. 17th Aug. 1785, 
Sarah, daugh. of John French, advocate, 
Aberdeen), died 3rd May 1789 ; Thomas, 
his successor in the parish ; James, born 
9th Oct. 1745; Hugh, born 23rd Feb. 
1748 ; Agnes, born 10th May, and died 7th 
July 1750; William, bom 12th Nov. 1751, 
died 29th Jan. 1752; Elizabeth, born 9th 
May 1753 (marr. George Sangster, min. of 
Alvah) ; Anne, born 7th Oct. 1755 (marr. 
William Fraser, min. of Tyrie) ; Margaret, 
born 17th Jan. 1758 (marr. 17th Aug. 1779, 
Alexander Sangster, farmer in Minovy) ; 
a son, born 3rd April 1761. — [Scot. Jfotes 
and Queries, xiii., 24.] 



1771 



THOMAS WILSON (primus),boTa 21st 
Nov. 1743, son of preceding; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1st April 1761) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Turriff 27th Aug. 1766 ; pres. by George 
III. in April, and ord. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) 25th June 1771 ; died 16th April 
1830. He marr. 11th Aug. 1780, Elizabeth 
(died 20th Jan. 1808), daugh. of Theodore 
Gordon, min. of Kennethmont, and had 
issue — Anne, born 6th May 1781; Christian, 
born 17th Oct. 1782; George, born 8th 
March 1784; Susan, born 11th March 1786; 
Katherine, born 13th Nov. 1787 (marr. 27th 
Oct. 1807, Hugh Gordon of Dominica) ; 
Hugh, born 16th June 1789 ; Margaret, 
born 10th April 1791 (marr. 22nd Nov. 
1807, James William Grant of Elchies), 
died 28th Jan. 1855 ; Thomas, his suc- 
cessor in this parish ; Mary, born 5th Sept. 
1794 ; Elizabeth, born 7th Oct. 1796 (marr. 



23rd Nov. 1823, Captain Joseph Walker, 
East India Company Artillery); Johanna 
Nicolson, born 4th Aug. 1798. Publication 
—Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, i.). 



1818 



THOMAS WILSON (secundus), born 
11th Dec. 1792, son of preceding ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (2nd April 1812); licen. by 
Presb. of Turriff 7th May 1817 ; pres. by 
George, Prince Kegent, in March, and ord. 
(assistant and successor) 29th July 1818; 
died 13th April 1855. [The Wilsons were 
thus mins. of the parish in succession for 
123 years, during which there was no 
vacancy.] He marr. 15th Aug. 1832, Mary 
(died 25th Feb. 1892), only daugh. of 
David Davidson, Brechin, and had issue 
—Henry Thomas, born 6th Feb. 1834, 
went to Australia ; George Bamsay, born 
9th Sept. 1835 ; William, born 13th Jan. 
1S37 ; James Grant, born 8th Aug., and 
died 18th Oct. 1838. 

JAMES CKITDEN, born 3rd April 1807, 
son of George C, min. of Logie- 

1855 

Buchan ; educated at Marischal 
College, and King's College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1826) ; schoolmaster of Deer ; ord. 
to Tyrie 14th July 1842 ; pres. by Queen 
Victoria 4th May, trans, and adm. 13th 
Sept. 1855 ; died 17th Jan. 1875. He marr. 
24th Dec. 1846, Joanna (died 17th April 
1901), daugh. of James Welsh, min. of New 
Deer, and had issue — Caroline Russell, born 
24th March 1848 (marr. Donald Stewart, 
min. of Kinedward) ; George, advocate, 
Aberdeen, born 2nd June 1850; Isabella, 
M.A., born 1st Oct. 1851, died at Aberdeen, 
19th June 1924; Sophia Elizabeth, born 5th 
Jan. 1854; Sarah Joanna, born 16th Jan. 
1858. 



1875 



PATRICK THOMAS CLARK, born 
2nd Feb. 1840, second son of John 
C, D.D., min. of Dunoon ; educated 
at Dunoon Schools and Univs. of Glasgow 
and Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Dunoon 
in 1861 ; assistant at Tighnabruaich ; ord. 
to Tighnabruaich 12th Jan. 1864; trans. 
to Kildonan 3rd Oct. 1867 ; trans, and 



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261 



adm. 2nd Sept. 1875; died at Arabella, Nigg, 
Eoss, 25th Sept. 1923. He marr. 22nd Nov. 
1867, Catherine Harriet Hay (died 17th 
Feb. 1905), daugh. of David Broadwood 
of Fulfordlees, Edinburgh, and Letitia Hay, 
and had issue— John, born 28th Sept. 1868, 
died in Rutherglen, 13th Jan. 1920; Letitia 
Hay Broadwood, born 9th Sept. 1870; 
Margaret Murdoch, born 2nd May 1872 ; 
Catherine Harriet Hay Broadwood, born 
1st Dec. 1873, died 7th Jan. 1896; David 
Broadwood, born 5th July 1875, in 
Canadian Forces, killed in European War ; 
Patrick Thomas, born 11th May 1879; 
Francis William Gordon Campbell, Bank 
of Montreal, born 6th March 1882 ; Helen 
Georgina, born 6th Dec. 1884, died 17th 
April 1889. 

JOHN SPENCE EWEN, M.A., B.D., 
191s B.Sc. ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
27th Jan. 1915; trans, to Mon- 
quhitter 7th Jan. 1920. 

DAVID WALKER MACLEAN, born 
Chapelhall, Airdrie, son of James 
Walker M., and Mary Miller Pender ; 
educated at Brigend School, Linlithgow, 
Univs. of Edinburgh M.A. (1903) and 
Glasgow B.D. (1910); licen. by Presb. 
of Linlithgow in 1910; assistant at St 
Stephen's Parish, Glasgow'; ord. to Cabrach 
17th Nov. 1911 ; trans, and adm. (assistant 
and successor) 2nd June 1920. Marr. 28th 
July 1915, Mary, daugh. of John and 
Barbara M'Farlane, and has issue — Vida 
Mary Pender, born 9th Sept. 1916; Irene 
Isobel Barrie (twin), born 9th Sept. 1916 ; 
Ian Gordon Walker, born 13th Oct. 1917 ; 
Muriel Margaret, born 26th June 1920. 



GARDENSTOWN (Q.S.). 

[The village of Gardenstown was founded 
in 1720 by Alexander Garden of Troup. A 
church was built in 1875. The parish of 
Gardenstown was disjoined from Gamrie 
16th March 1885.] 

JACOB PRIMMER, app. missionary in 
1875 1875 [afterwards of Townhill]. 



1920 



GEORGE MURE SMITH, adm. from 
1876 Bridge of Weir mission in 1876 ; 
trans, to Stirling West Church 12th 
July 1877. 

DUNCAN M'GREGOR, app. in 1878; 
1878 ord. to Inverallochy 15th Dec. 1881. 



1886 



JAMES WILSON, born Glasgow 1841, 
son of Edward W. and Christina 
Somerville ; educated at Glasgow 
High School, Univ. of Glasgow, and U.P. 
Theological Hall, Edinburgh ; ord. to U.P. 
Cong., Lumsden, 24th Feb. 1869 ; res. 14th 
June 1872 ; headmaster of Government 
Grammar School, Grenada, West Indies, 
and inspector of all schools in that Colony 
1st Jan. 1874-6; teacher in Glasgow and 
Port - Glasgow, 1877-85; M.A. (Glasgow 
1883), B.D. (Glasgow 1885); adm. to 
Church of Scotland by General Assembly 
30th May 1885; adm. to this charge as 
first min. of the parish 14th Jan. 1886 ; 
dem. 20th May 1912 ; died 15th April 1916. 
He marr. (1) Isabella M'Leod, and had 
issue — Edward, died 1888 ; Jessie, died in 
infancy ; Ella : (2) Dec. 1873, Anne (died 
at Hillside Manse, Montrose, 19th June 
1919), daugh. of John Cunningham, and 
had issue — James, medical practitioner, 
Gardenstown, born 5th Oct. 1874 ; Jane, 
born 26th May 1876 ; Michael Cunningham, 
min. of Hillside, Montrose, born 6th Feb. 
1879. Publication— " Gardenstown " (The 
Kirks of the Turriff Presbytery) (Banff, 
1904) ; The Gospel and the Atonement 
(Glasgow, 1905).— [Small's Hist, of U.P. 
Gongs., i., 39.] 

WILLIAM POTTER, M.A. ; ord. 25th 
, Q , Sept. 1912; trans, to Sheuchan 17th 
May 1916. 

DUNCAN M'CORKINDALE, M.A., 
B.D. ; trans, and adm. from Mid 
Yell 11th Oct. 1916; trans, to 
Bonnybridge 30th April 1919. 



1916 



CHARLES MACARTHUR, born 
Glasgow 26th June 1882, son of 
Neil M. and Mary Bone Wylie ; 
educated at Windsor Street School, Liver- 
pool, and Univ. of Cambridge ; B.A. (1914) ; 



262 



G ARDENSTO WN— IN VERKEITHN Y 



[PKESB. OF 



M.A. (1917); licen. by Presb. of Liverpool 
July 1913; assistant Presbyterian Church, 
Walsall, 1914-16 ; served with T.M.C.A. in 
France 1917-18 ; ord. to Walsall Presbyterian 
Church 4th Nov. 1918; trans, and adm. 
29th Oct. 1919 ; trans, to Wardlawhill 21st 
March 1923. 



1923 



WILLIAM BEOOMFIELD UEE, ord. 
18th July 1923 ; trans, to Holm 



2nd April 1925. 



1925 



JOHN SCOTT THOMSON, born 
Glasgow, 29th Feb. 1864, son of 
Peter S. and Jessie Blair Eogers ; 
educated at Hutcheson's Grammar School 
and Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1885); 
been, by Presb. of Paisley ; assistant at 
Kingscavil ; ord. to Kilcreggan 11th May 
1916 ; trans, and adm. 7th Oct. 1925. 



INVERKEITHNY, of old 
CONVETH. 

[Inverkeithny was a prebend of the 
Diocese of Moray. On 6th March 1701 
this parish was severed from the Presb. 
of Strathbogie in the Synod of Moray, and 
was joined to the Presb. of Turriff in the 
Synod of Aberdeen. The church of Conveth 
was on the farm of Mains of Tollo, where 
its churchyard was discovered some years 
ago. A chapel of St Peter existed also in 
the parish.] 

JAMES ABEENETHY, reader in 
1567 1567. 

JOHN LOCKHAET, ruin, about 
1570 1570. 

HEW CEAIGIE, parson and canon of 
„ Moray about 1572. — [Feu Charters 
of Eirklands, ii., 210.] 



1574 



FLOEENCE WINCHESTEE, exhorter 
at Aberchirder ; adm. before 1574 
with Aberchirder and Eothiemay 
also in the charge ; pres. to parsonage of 
Aberchirder by James VI. 6th Dec. 1588 ; 
reader there 1588-93.] 

PATEICK OGSTON, vicar 27th July 
1587 1587. — [Acts and Dec, cxiii., 26.] 



t-'WALTEE BARCLAY, min. in 1590; 
1590 still min. in 1607 ; died before 25th 
Jan. 1608. He had issue — Walter, 
served heir 31st July 1610 ; Isabella ; 
Christina ; Janet. — [Inq. Ret. Gen., 2012, 
2014 ; Edin. Tests. ; Aberdeen Sheriff-Court 
Records, ii., 61.] 

ALEXANDEE HAY, pres. to Aber- 
1608 chirder 18th June 1597 ; pres. to 
parsonage and vicarage by James 
Crichton of Frendraught 5th April, and 
adm. after 29th May 1608 ; died before 9th 
Sept. 1614. — [Reg. of Deeds, cccxcix., 23rd 
July 1627.] 

DAVID GARDEN, trans, from Forglen; 
1614 P res - t° parsonage and vicarage by 
James Crichton of Frendraught 9th 
Sept. 1614 ; died before 13th July 1620. 

EOBEET IEVINE, educated at 
1620 ^I ar i sc h a l College, Aberdeen; pres. 
to parsonage and vicarage by James 
Crichton of Frendraught 13th July 1620; 
still min. 2nd Oct. 1660 ; said to have died 
March 1671 and buried at Echt. He had 
a son, William.— [Banff Sas., 1631.] 

EICHAED MAITLAND, eldest son of 
1659 Peter M., burgess of Aberdeen; 
educated at Marischal College, 
Aberdeen ; pres. by Charles I. 4th March, 
and ord. to Aberchirder 8th Sept. 1631; 
was censured, 26th April 1633, for saying 
" God the Father was the author of sending 
out the ministere under the Old Testament, 
and God, the Sonne, author of sending 
furth the ministere under the New Testa- 
ment, and that the lawfulness of a calling 
dependit upon the effect of the ministere.'' 
He and the Kirk-Session of Aberchirder 
raised an action against the minister and 
parishioners of Gamrie for the recovery of 
a bell which they had lent forty-five years 
previously, but the Lords of Session, 7th 
Dec. 1633, found that this could not be 
sustained, in respect of forty years' un- 
interrupted possession. M. was enjoined 
by the Synod, 24th Oct. 1639, to keep the 
Presb. of Strathbogie and not Turriff. 
He was a member of the Commission 
of Assembly in 1644; dep. May 1647 



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263 



for corresponding by letter with George, 
Marquess of Huntly. On 29th Sept. that 
year he did "most heartilie acknowledge 
ane unfeigned sorrow for offending and 
scandalelizing the Kirk of Scotland," and 
was recommended by the Presb. of Strath- 
bogie to the charitable consideration of the 
nest Provincial Assembly. The Synod, 4th 
April 1648, recommended him to the 
Assembly that he might be reponed, which 
was done by the Synod 16th July 1656. 
He was called to be assistant in this parish 
before 3rd Feb. 1659, and died here about 
1660. He marr. Mary, sister to James Hay 
of Muldavit, and had "divers hopeful 
children." Eichard M., min. of Nigg, was 
probably a son, and John, his successor 
in the parish.— [Reg. of Deeds, 10th June 
1650; Brodie's Diary; Tombst.] 

JOHN MAITLAND,bom 1634, probably 
1661 son of preceding; educated at Mari- 
schal College, Aberdeen; M.A.(1656); 
adm. before 2nd May 1661 ; died 1698. He 
marr. (cont. 5th Sept. 1664) Bathia, daugh. 
of Arthur Orr, min. of Culsalmond, and 
had issue — James, his successor in the 
parish ; John, min. of Forgue ; David, 
born 1685, Episcopal min. of Forgue, who 
became blind in 1734 but recovered 
his sight by operation for cataract, died 
unmarr. at Pennyburn 1st Nov. 1757. — 
[Aberdeen Sas., iii., 25 ; Beg. of Deeds, 
Durie, 26th Jan. 1677 ; Tombst. ; Thanage 
of Fermartyn, 182.] 

JAMES MAITLAND of Boghead of 
17ol Haddo, born 1671, son of preceding; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1689) ; called 23rd March and 
ord. 14th May 1701; dep. by General 
Assembly 9th May 1715 for Jacobitism, 
and refusing to observe the Thanksgiving 
for the accession of George I. on 20th 
Jan. that year. He opened an Episcopal 
meeting-house in the parish but retired to 
Boghead of Haddo, where he died 16th 
April 1740. He marr. a lady (name 
unknown) who was buried at Inverkeithny 
11th April 1736, and had issue — John, 
born 8th Nov. 1711, who in 1746 was app. 
chaplain to Lord Ogilvie's Eegiment in the 



service of Prince Charles, and accompanied 
it to Culloden, where he is said to have 
administered in oatmeal and whisky (no 
other elements being at hand) the Holy 
Sacrament to the dying Lord Strathallan. 
He was obliged to flee the country, and 
lived for many years in France as the Abbe 
Maitland. He returned to Edinburgh, 
died 17th Dec. 1800, and was buried in 
Greyfriars Churchyard. — [Thanage of Fer- 
martyn, 182 ; Jervise's Epitaphs, ii., 273 
[where the name of the first John in [i.] 
should be James.'] 

JAMES STEUAET, educated at King's 
17l7 College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1690) ; 
trans, from Ordiquhill ; called by 
the Presb. jure devoluto 24th Oct. 1716 ; 
adm. 9th Jan. 1717 ; dem. 1st May 1718, 
and was adm. to Alvah 13th May that 
year. 

WILLIAM MILNE, born Cairney about 
1721 1^95, third son of John M., portioner 
of Urquhart, and Elspet Taylor; 
educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1710) ; licen. by Presb. of Strathbogie 
28th Sept. 1720 ; called by the Presb. jure 
devoluto 4th Jan., and ord. 15th March 
1721 ; died 15th Sept. 1766. He marr. (1) 
July 1722, Jean, daugh. of James Brown, 
merchant, Edinburgh : (2) 4th Sept. 1740, 
Helen (died 4th May 1778), daugh. of 
William Duff of Birkenburn, and had 
issue — John, his successor in the parish ; 
William, born 11th Jan. 1743 ; Jean, born 
5th Aug. 1744, died 25th Oct. 1747 — 
[Pirie's Parish of Cairnie, 127 ; Cramond's 
Family of Milne.'] 

JOHN MILNE, born 8th June 1741, son 
1767 of preceding ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 1757-61 ; licen. by 
Presb. of Turriff 28th Nov. 1764 : pres. by 
Alexander Morison of Bognie Sept. 1766; 
ord. 11th Feb. 1767; died 25th April 1809. 
He marr. 23rd Aug. 1782, Ann (died 23rd 
June 1798), daugh. of James Innes, min. 
of Marnoch, and had issue — Janet, born 
30th Nov. 1783, died 28th Oct. 1790; 
William, born 18th Feb. 1786 ; James, his 
successor in the parish ; Helen, born 18th 
Feb. 1789 (marr. 1816, George Terrel, 



26-4 



INVERKEITHNY— KINEDWARD 



[PRESB. OF 



Inverurie); Janet, born 16th April 1791, 
died at Keith 1872. Publication— Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xi.). — 
[Tombst. ; Jervise's Epitaphs, i., 165.] 

JAMES MILNE, born 20th Sept. 
180g 1787, son of preceding ; educated 
at King's College, Aberdeen; MA. 
(28th March 1803); licen. by Presb. of 
Turriff 27 th July 1808; pres. by John 
Morrison of Auchintoul (as assistant and 
successor) in March, and ord. 26th July 
1809 ; died 12th Aug. 1858. [The Milnes 
thus held the charge in succession for 
137 years.] He marr. 9th April 1818 his 
cousin Isabella (died 20th Nov. 1880), 
daugh. of Alexander Milne, min. of 
Boyndie, and had issue — Elizabeth, born 
20th April 1819, died April 1823. His 
widow founded a bursary in the Univ. of 
Aberdeen. — [Tombst.'] 

JOHN SOUTER of Auchingoul, born 
185g 1819, son of Alexander S., farmer, 
Kildrummy; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; schoolmaster at Drum- 
blade; ord. 20th Jan. 1859; dem. 9th 
March 1915; died 15th May same year. 
He marr. 7th Feb. 1851, Eliza Forbes 
Rainy, who died 27th May 1892. Publica- 
tion— " Inverkeithny " {The Kirks of the 
Turriff Presbytery) (Banff, 1904). 

ALEXANDER GODSMAN CATTO, 
1910 ^■•■A-> B.D. ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 4th Feb. 1910; trans, to 
Aberdour 17th May 1920. 

JOHN FAIRLIE, born Maybole, 30th 

1920 0ct 1882 ' eldest son of Hugh F - 
Maybole, and Jeanie Hunter; edu- 
cated at Carrick Academy and Univ. of 
Glasgow; MA. (1915); licen. by Presb. 
of the Panjab, India, Oct. 1916, by 
authority of the Presb. of Ayr ; ord. in 
St John's, Cawnpore, June 1917 ; chaplain 
to Royal Scots Fusiliers, Jhansi; locum 
tenens at Kinedward ; adm. here 25th Aug. 
1920; trans, to St Peter's, Glasgow, 14th 
Dec. 1921. Marr. 27th April 1921, Grace 
Fraser, eldest daugh. of Andrew Addison, 
The Old Manse, Inverkeithing, Fife, and 
has issue — John Douglas Roy, born 27th 
March 1922. 



1922 



DAVID SMITH, born Lassodie, 27th 
June 1892, son of Robert S. and 
Catherine Cook ; educated at Dun- 
fermline High School and Univ. of Edin- 
burgh; MA. (1919); licen. by Presb. of 
Dunfermline June 1920 ; assistant at St 
Michael's, Dumfries ; ord. to Saughtree 
31st March 1921 ; trans, and adm. 12th 
May 1922 ; trans, to Ceres 14th May 1926. 
Marr. 6th June 1922, Anna, only daugh. 
of James Clarke, Flowerburn, Ross-shire. 

KINEDWARD. 

[The church of Kinedward was dedicated 
to St Edward the Confessor. It belonged 
to the Abbey of Deer. The modern spelling 
is a misnomer, King-Edward having been 
engraved in error upon communion cups 
presented in 1619. A new church was 
erected 1847-8.] 

ALEXANDER SHAND, reader 
1567 in 1567. 

DAVID HOWESON, min. in 1570, with 
ls70 Philorth also in the charge ; removed 
to Gamrie in 1574. 

JOHN PHILIP, held the charges of 
15?4 Kinedward, Turriff, Forglen, and 

Auchterless. 

1574 WILLIAM CRAIG, reader. 

WALTER MAITLAND, MA. ; pres. to 
lsa _ parsonage 7th Oct. 1587 ; still min. 
at 12th May 1605. His son Thomas 
was served heir to him 31st July 1612. — 
[Acts and Bee, cxv., 73 ; Aberdeen Sheriff- 
Court Book, ii., 66.] 

HENRY ROSS, MA. ; ord. 1605 (pro- 
1606 ^ably assistant) ; trans, to Essie in 
1607. 

ANDREW KEITH, min. in 1608; was 
1608 aocuse d of adultery with a woman 
in Aberdeen before his admission to 
the ministry. The question was put at 
a Sub-Synod, 21st April 1609, whether he 
should be restored to the ministry, but 
notwithstanding his repentance and other 
motives, "it was thought not agreeable 
with the weill of the kirk that he should 



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265 



be restored for ought that they found." 
His case was continued to the Provincial 
Synod. — [Aberdeen Sas. Sec. Reg., vii., 204.] 

WILLIAM GUILD of Balchers, D.D., 

1608 or( *" * n 1608 ' trans, to Second 
Charge, Aberdeen, in 1631. At his 
death he bequeathed 1000 merks to the 
parish, to which his wife added eighteen 
bolls of meal for two bursars. A stone 
above the door of the old church bears 
his initials, and his name is inscribed on 
the oldest of the communion cups still in 
use. 

JAMES GUTHKIE, adm. before 20th 
16S5 Feb. 1635 ; still min. 8th Aug. 1643. 

WILLIAM JAFFEAY {primus), born 
1645 a ^ out 16 00, son of Nicol J. of Salter- 
hill and Magdalen Fraser ; educated 
at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1619) ; 
became schoolmaster of Fraserburgh ; adm. 
to New Deer before 10th May 1626; 
probably trans, and adm. after 29th July 
1646 ; was a member of the Commissions 
of Assembly in 1645 and 1646 ; still min. 
18th Oct. 1664 ; died 9th Dec. 1671. He 
marr. a lady whose initials (C. H.) only 
are known, and had issue — William, his 
successor in the parish ; John, min. of 
Maybole ; Magdalen (marr. George, son 
of John Gregorie in Craighill. — [Reg. of 
Deeds, Warrants, 18th Aug. 1647 ; Tombst. ; 
G. R. Sas., xxvi., 334.] 

WILLIAM JAFFEAY (secundus), born 
. 51 about 1630, son of preceding; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. 
(1646) ; became chaplain to James, Earl of 
Buchan; adm. (assistant and successor) 
before 21st Oct. 1651 ; probably trans, to 
Fyvie 1658.— [Reg. of Deeds, Mack., 16th 
Nov. 1686.] 

ALEXANDEE JAFFEAY, M.A. (St 
Andrews, 23rd July 1658) ; adm. 
before Oct. 1673; died Nov. 1702, 
aged about 65. 

WILLIAM CHALMEES, born 1643, 
„ . eldest son of John O, min. of 
Gartly; educated at Marischal Col- 
lege, Aberdeen ; M.A. (17th July 1660) ; 



1673 



adm. to Gartly before 3rd April 1666 ; 
conformed to Presbyterian Government 
and was received into communion by 
Commission of Assembly 2nd July 1694; 
trans, to Eathven 24th April 1700 ; called 
18th June, trans, and adm. 3rd Aug. 1704 ; 
died in 1718. He marr. and had issue — 
George, D.D., min. of Kilwinning, and 
Principal of King's College, Aberdeen (q.v.), 
born 1671 ; John, min. at Campvere ; 
Gilbert. — [Chalmers and Trail Ancestry, 
93.] 

WILLIAM CLAEIHEW, trans, from 

171g Culsalmond, called by the Presb. j'wre 

devoluto 19th Aug., and adm. 1st 

Oct., but settlement declared null and 

void by Synod 7th Oct. 1719. 



1720 



GEOEGE JOHNSTONE, born 1683, son 
of William J., Mill of Kellie, Meth- 
lick; educated at Marischal College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1700); licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen 29th Dec. 1708 ; ord. to Cluny 
15th March 1710; trans, to Skene 13th 
Dec. 1716 ; called 21st Aug., trans, and 
adm. 2nd Nov. 1720; died 29th Jan. 1733. 
He marr. 1710, Margaret (died 13th Aug. 
1762), daugh. of George Edie, bailie, and 
Dantzig merchant, Aberdeen. — [Aberdeen 
Tests. ; Tombst. (where he is called " The 
Very Beverend.") ] 



17S3 



WILLIAM DUFF, M.A.; called 13th 
Aug., and ord. 27th Sept. 1733; 
trans, to Eothiemay 26th June 1764. 



1765 



EOBEET DUFF, born 25th Sept. 1739, 
son of preceding ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (29th March 
1756) ; licen. by Presb. of Turriff 6th Oct. 
1762 ; schoolmaster of this parish ; pres. 
by George III. 17th June, and ord. 18th 
Sept. 1765; D.D. (Aberdeen, 30th Oct. 
1811); died Father of the Synod, 31st 
Oct. 1825. He marr. 3rd Oct. 1785, his cousin 
Janet (died 3rd Feb. 1826, aged 74), daugh. 
of Sir Alexander Turing, min. of Oyne, 
and had issue — James, born 2nd Aug. 1786, 
supposed to have been lost at sea in the 
wreck of the Duchess of Gordon 14th March 
1809 ; Anne, born 17th Nov. 1787 (marr. 



266 



KINEDWARD— MACDUFF 



[PRESB. OF 



Charles Gibbon, min. of Lonmay) ; Grace 
[whose hard case led to the creation of 
the Supplementary Orphan Fund of the 
Church], born 20th April 1789, died 13th 
Feb. 1867; Eobert, born 17th April 1791, 
drowned at sea, the ship being burned ; 
William, M.D., born 7th Jan. 1793, killed in 
retreat from Cabul 1842 ; Helen, born 23rd 
June 1794, drowned in the burn at Kin- 
edward, 5th Oct. 1796; Janet, born 15th 
Oct. 1796, died 7th Jan. 1854. — [Mair's 
Digest, 535.] 

WILLIAM FINDLAY, born 1789, son 
1826 of David F., gardener, Brechin; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen; M.A. (1808); licen. by Presb. of 
Deer 30th Sept. 1812; app. teacher in a 
school in Aberdeen in 1813, schoolmaster 
of Fraserburgh, and in the Mathematical 
School, Aberdeen, 1818; pres. by George 
IV. 26th Nov. 1825 ; ord. 12th July 
1826 ; died 23rd Oct. 1869. He was much 
loved by his parishioners, who, in 1866, 
presented him with a purse of 200 guineas, 
and on a previous occasion plate of a 
like value. He habitually wore black kid 
gloves in the pulpit. He marr. at Fraser- 
burgh, 21st July 1818, Isabella Dalrymple, 
who died 8th July 1878, aged 86, and had 
issue — Jane, born 27th May 1819 (marr. 
17th Aug. 1852, James W. Winchester, 
surgeon, H.E.I.C.S.) ; Mary Gordon Ding- 
wall, born 8th Sept. 1822, died at Aberdeen, 
18th Dec. 1912 ; a son, born 25th May 1825, 
died 26th April 1826 ; Elizabeth Farquhar, 
born 6th April 1827, died 12th Dec. 1897. 
Publication — Account of the Parish {New 
Stat. Ace, xii.). 



1868 



DONALD STEWART, born Cairney, 
1840, son of Donald S., farmer, 
and Margaret Burgess ; educated at 
Bang's College; M.A. (March 1857); ord. 
(assistant and successor) 3rd Sept. 1868 ; 
died at Las Palmas, Canary Islands, 16th 
May 1893. He marr. 28th Oct. 1873, Caro- 
line Russell (died 11th Aug. 1917), daugh. 
of James Cruden, min. of Gamrie, and had 
issue — Caroline Ethel, born 30th Aug. 
1874 ; James Cruden, born 9th April 1876 ; 
Duncan, M.A., schoolmaster, Ullapool, born 



3rd July 1877 ; Catherine Welsh, born 20th 
Nov. 1878 ; Arthur George, born 6th Jan., 
and died 24th April 1880 ; Archibald, born 
14th July, and died 17th Dec. 1881 ; John 
Alexander, born 23rd Nov. 1882; Evelyn 
Margaret, born 27th June 1886; Mary 
Elizabeth, born 12th May 1888. 



1893 



WILLIAM EDIE, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 7th 
Nov. 1893 ; trans, to Greyfriars 
(Dumfries), 24th Feb. 1905 (c/. Vol. L, 
328) ; D.D. (St Andrews) ; chaplain to the 
Lord High Commissioner (Lord Elphin- 
stone) in 1923. Publication — " King 
Edward" {The Kirks of the Turriff 
Presbytery) (Banff, 1904). 



1905 



WILLIAM ALEXANDER RATTEAY 
SELKIRK, born Shiskine, Arran, 
8th Feb. 1873, son of Robert S., 
schoolmaster, and Elizabeth Battray ; edu- 
cated at Irvine Boyal Academy and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; M.A. (1898) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Greenock April 1901 ; assistant at Grey- 
friars (Dumfries) 1901-3, Abbey (Edin- 
burgh) 1904; ord. 7th July 1905. Marr. 
23rd Aug. 1911, Dora, daugh. of Andrew 
Murray Ellis, M.A., Principal of Ruther- 
ford College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and 
Annie Gibb, and has issue — Robert Andrew, 
born 14th June 1912 ; Annie Elizabeth, 
born 10th May 1914; William Rattray, 
born 23rd April 1916; John Ellis, born 
3rd April 1918 ; Eric Murray, born 26th 
Jan. 1920 ; Alastair Logie, born 29th Dec. 
1921; Norman Macleod, born 26th Feb. 
1924. 

MACDUFF (Q.S.). 

[In 1768 James, Earl of Fife, built a 
chapel at the village of Down, which was 
afterwards called Macduff. The parish of 
Macduff was disjoined from Gamrie on 
18th July 1866. A new church built 
by Alexander, Earl of Fife, in 1805 was 
enlarged in 1865. An organ, also presented 
in 1805 by Lord Fife, was allowed to stand 
in a corner below the gallery, the congre- 
gation declining to use it, and it was 
eventually given to a Roman Catholic 
chapel nearby.] 



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267 



1768 



WILLIAM PETERKIN, ord. 30th Nov. 
1768 j trans, to Leadhills 2nd Nov. 



1785. 



1790 



JOHN FINDLATEE, ord. 16th Dec. 
1790; trans, to Glass 23rd June 



1796. 



1832 



[From 1796 to 1831 the parish was 
served by the mins. of Gamrie.] 

JAMES MILNE, born Ellon 1799, son of 
Thomas M., merchant; educated at 
Ellon School and Marischal College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1818); licen. by Presby. 
of Ellon 1823 ; ord. 1832 ; adm. to Padding- 
ton, New South Wales, 1854; died 1885. 
He marr. Jane Baird, and had issue — 
Thomas, apprenticed to an advocate ; 
Fitzroy Kelly, went to Australia. 

GORDON INGRAM, M.A.; ord. 1854; 
1854 trans, to Urquhart 27th Oct. 1859. 

WALTER GREGOR, LL.D.; ord. 1859; 
1859 trans, to Pitsligo 27th Aug. 1863. 

HUGH FRASER, M.A.; pres. by James, 
Earl of Fife, trans, and adm. from 
1863 Berriedale 27th Nov. 1863; trans. 
to Alvah 19th May 1868. 

ROBERT GIBB FORREST, M.A.; ord. 
(assistant) at Lonmay 27th April 
1865 (cf. Vol. I., 142); trans, and 

adm. from New Pitsligo 4th Sept. 1868 ; 

trans, to West Coates, Edinburgh, 22nd 

Feb. 1872. 

WILLIAM HUNTER, born 1829, son of 
William H., master house painter, 
and Elizabeth Sproull ; licen. by 
Presb. of Paisley ; ord. to Haggs 14th Dec. 
1866; trans, and adm. 25th April 1872; 
died 19th Dec. 1893. He marr. 30th July 
1874, Jane (died 23rd April 1906), daugh. of 
Robert Donald of Blochairn, Baldernock, 
and had issue — William, born 25th May 
1876 ; Robert Donald, in 8th Camerons, 
born 7th Nov. 1882, killed in action 1st 
July 1916 ; John Sproull, born 12th March 
1884, died 12th April 1885 ; Jessie Jarvie, 
born 17th June, and died 5th Nov. 1885 ; 
Lizzie, born 3rd Oct. 1887. 

ROBERT COUPAR, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 
18g4 29th June 1894; trans, to Errol 1st 
Aug. 1900. 



1868 



1872 



JOHN GARROW DUNCAN, M.A. ; 

lgol ord. 4th Jan. 1901 ; trans, to Kirk- 

michael 12th July 1907. Publication 

—"Macduff" (The Kirks of the Turriff 

Presbytery), (Banff, 1904). 

JOSEPH LOGAN AYRE, B.A., B.D. ; 
lgo7 ord. 4th Dec. 1907; trans, to Kirk- 
cowan 20th Oct. 1910 ; Ph.D. (1922) ; 
{cf. Vol. II., 364). 

WILLIAM MURRAY MILNE, 
lgll M.A. ; ord. 24th March 1911 ; trans, 
(assistant and successor), to Crail 
17th Nov. 1915. 

JAMES EADIE, M.A., B.D. ; trans. 
1916 f rom Walston {q.v.), and adm. 16th 
June 1916 ; died 19th Nov. 1919. 

WILSON SUMMERS LESLIE, born 
1920 Aberdeen 1893, son of Thomas L. 
and Martha Summers ; educated at 
Robert Gordon's College and Univ. of 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1915), B.D. (1918); licen. 
by Presb. of Aberdeen in 1918 ; assistant at 
Barony, Glasgow, ord. 5th May 1920. Marr. 
30th June 1920, Flora, daugh. of William 
Webster. 



MILLBREX (Q.S.). 

[A chapel was built at Millbrex in 1833. 
The parish was disjoined from Fyvie and 
Monquhitter, 14th July 1858.] 

ALEXANDER CHAPMAN, born 
18SS Aberdeen 1800 ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (30th March 
1821); elected 25th March 1834; ord. 30th 
March 1835 ; first min. of this parish 14th 
July 1858 ; died 24th Oct. 1860. With his 
own hands he reclaimed the land which 
had been given for a glebe. Having com- 
pleted this, he remarked that his work was 
now done, and the next morning he died 
suddenly. He marr. Isabella Connor, who 
survived him and marr. (2) 16th July 1888. 
— [Henderson's Epitaphs, 522.] 

JOHN STEVENSON, ord. 19th July 
1861 1861 ; trans, to Dun 3rd Aug. 1865. 



268 



MILLBREX— MONQUHITTER 



[PRESB. OF 



JAMES M'GAVIN SMITH, son of 
1865 William S., watchmaker, and Eliza- 
beth M'Gavin ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; ord. 24th Nov. 1865 ; dem. 20th 
Oct. 1891; died at Dyce 2nd Oct. 1896. 
He marr. 21st Dec. 1865, Annie Bell, who 
died 11th Dec. 1918. 

CHARLES GLLES, ord. 16th Feb. 1892 ; 
1892 trans, to Forglen 24th Feb. 1915. 

ARNOLD LOW KEMP, born Glasgow 
1915 14th Sept. 1869, son of William 
Strathenry K., LL.D., and Clemen- 
tina Neilson ; educated at High School and 
Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1894); licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow in 1894 ; assistant at 
Wishaw, John Knox's parish, Aberdeen, 
and Alloa; ord. to Walls, Orkney, 23rd 
April 1906 ; chaplain to Royal Navy at 
Scapa Flow, July 1911 to July 1915 ; trans, 
and adm. 9th July 1915. Marr. 28th March 
1907, Robina, younger daugh. of Robert 
Simpson, Aberdeen, and has issue — Robert, 
born 25th Feb. 1908 ; Jane Stephen, born 
10th Oct. 1911 ; Arnold Simpson, born 14th 
Aug. 1918. Publications — The Message of 
Easter, a sermon (1905) ; The Discipline of 
Faith, a sermon (1906) ; The Christ Prayer 
(1908). 

MONQUHITTER. 

[The parish of Monquhitter was disjoined 
from Turriff in 1649.] 

JOHN JAFFRAY, educated at Marischal 
1651 College, Aberdeen, 1635; adm. before 
21st Oct. 1651 ; declined a presenta- 
tion from Gilbert, Earl of Errol, on the 
establishment of Episcopacy, yet was de- 
clared min. of this parish by the Bishop 
and Synod 24th Oct. 1662; trans, to 
Kirkcudbright in 1663 (c/. Vol. III., 52). 
He marr. Marie, daugh. of Thomas Mitchell, 
min. of Turriff. 

JOHN BARCLAY, M.A. ; adm. before 
„ 24th April 1674; trans, to Cruden 
after 17th Sept. 1678. 

ADAM HAY of Asleid, born Banff 

. „ about 1647 ; educated at King's 

College, Aberdeen ; inst. 22nd Sept. 

1678; had a resignation of the lands of 



Lescraigie in his favour 30th July 1688; 
died April 1727. He had been suspended 
for a time and was with one exception the 
last Episcopal min. who held a benefice in 
the Synod. He marr. Anna, daugh. of 
Alexander Forbes of Boyndlie, and had 
issue — James, W.S., died 20th June 1771 ; 
John ; Andrew ; Charles ; Adam ; Agnes ; 
Anna, died Dec. 1749; Jean. He bequeathed 
two silver communion cups for the use of 
the parish and gave a donation of 200 
merks from his lands of Asleid, the interest 
of which was to be applied to any poor 
person residing on them. — [Aberdeen Tests. ; 
Aberdeenshire Poll-Booh, ii., 367 ; Errol 
Papers; Claims on Forfeited Estates, ii., 
1637.] 

WTLLDAM JOHNSTON, brother of 
172 „ James J., min. of Crimond ; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
licen. by Presb. of Turriff 2nd June 1725 ; 
pres. by Mary, Countess of Errol, with 
consent of Alexander Hay of Delgaty Sept., 
and ord. 15th Nov. 1727. Died unmarr. 
20th March 1753. 

JAMES MACKAIL, born 1725, son of 
17s _ Matthew M., Professor of Medicine, 
Marischal College ; educated at 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1742) ; 
schoolmaster at Fordoun ; licen. by Presb. 
of Fordoun 7th June 1749 ; pres. by 
James Hay of Cocklaw, W.S., in July, 
and ord. 24th Oct. 1753. Died unmarr. 
16th April 1756. 

ALEXANDER OREM, born 1698, son 
.„_„ of John O., Drumnaheath ; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
pres. to Cushnie by Sir Arthur Forbes of 
Craigievar, Bart., in May 1731, which was 
opposed by the great majority of the 
parishioners "owing to groundless stories 
and false reports they had heard con- 
cerning him " ; ord. by Committee of 
Synod, 28th April 1731, affirmed by the 
General Assembly 17th May that year ; 
trans, to Forbes and Kearn 22nd May 1745 ; 
pres. by James Hay of Cocklaw, W.S., 
Aug. 1756 ; trans, and adm. 5th Jan. 1757 ; 
died 11th June 1775. He marr. 27th April 
1736, Margaret Burnett, who died 18th 



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269 



April 1793, and had issue — Anne, born 12th 
Feb. 1737 (marr. 28th Jan. 1766, James 
Eobertson, manufacturer, Monquhitter) ; 
Thomas, studied at Marischal College, 
(1751-5), born 28th June 1738, died 1st 
Jan. 1767 ; William, born 19th March 1740 ; 
Mary, born 27th Feb. 1742 (marr. 22nd 
Nov. 1768, George Ogilvie, merchant, Mon- 
quhitter ; Elizabeth, born 19th Nov. 1744 
(marr. 21st Dec. 1771, Eobert Mitchell, 
merchant, Turriff) ; Forbesia, born 1st Feb. 
1747 (marr. 26th Jan. 1768, Gilbert Glenny, 
merchant, Aberdeen); Dorothea, born 1st 
Oct. 1750, died 24th Nov. 1751; Jean, 
born 3rd Aug. 1752 (marr. John Russel of 
Balmade), died 27th July 1791 ; James, 
born 7th May 1756.— [Tombst.] 

ALEXANDER JOHNSTON, born 1746, 
._„_ son of William J. and Mary Brown ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1762) ; licen. by Presb. of Deer 
27th Jan. 1768 ; ord. to Gilcomston Chapel, 
Aberdeen, 3rd March 1773 ; pres. by Peter 
Garden of Delgaty in Nov. 1775 ; trans, and 
adm. 8th May 1776; died 1st Feb. 1829, 
"a man of piety, learning, and unfeigned 
benevolence." He marr. 4th Jan. 1775, Jean 
Elphingston, who died 18th July 1813, 
and had issue — Mary, born 2nd Oct. 1775 ; 
William, born 12th Sept. 1776 ; Anne, born 
4th May 1778 ; John, born 20th May 1780 ; 
Joseph, born 17th Jan. 1782; Janet, born 
13th July 1787. Publication — Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vi., xxi.) — 
[Tombst.] 

HUGH GORDON, born 21st Sept. 
1797, son of Hugh G., min. of 
Anwoth ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of Kirkcud- 
bright 7th Aug. 1822 ; became tutor in the 
family of General Sir Alexander Duff; 
pres. by trustees of James, Earl of Fife, 
in July, and ord. 23rd Sept. 1829. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843; min. of Free 
Church, Monquhitter, 1843-66; died 17th 
June 1866. He marr. 25th Nov. 1830, 
Frances Gardiner (died 17th June 1874), 
daugh. of Henry David Inglis, advocate, 
traveller, and miscellaneous writer. Pub- 
lication — Account of the Parish {New 
Stat. Ace, xii.). 



1829 



JAMES SMITH, son of a gardener, 
1843 fairness, Lonmay ; rector of Banff 
Academy; ord. 23rd Nov. 1843; 
died 29th Jan. 1853. He marr. 3rd July 
1851, Jane, elder daugh. of James Harper, 
commissary clerk of Banffshire ; she marr. 
(2) 10th July 1873. 

JAMES ADAM, M.A.; ord. 15th July 
, 5 1853; trans, to Newhills 16th July 
1857. 

HENRY MITCHELL, born 27th 
1857 June 1800, son of Henry M., farmer, 
Wark,Cushnie,and Margaret Hunter; 
educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1819); schoolmaster at Alvie; app. 
Royal Bounty Missionary at Braemar in 
1843 ; ord. there 1844 ; trans, and adm. 
9th Sept. 1857 ; died 21st March 1875. He 
marr. 12th July 1836, Isabella Ross (born 
at Alvie, 6th Dec. 1808, died at Aberdeen, 
25th May 1901), and had issue— Eliza 
Gordon, born 10th April 1837, died 1st May 
1906 ; Henry Lumsden, M.A., chaplain of 
the Dutch Reformed Church, Galle, Ceylon, 
born 9th Sept. 1838, afterwards min. of 
Scots Church, New Brompton, died at New 
Brompton, 3rd May 1900 ; James Francis, 
born 16th May 1840, died 26th April 1876 ; 
Charles Ross, M.A., planter, Ceylon, born 
17th Aug. 1843, died at Colombo, 20th May 
1864. — [Tombst. and Tablet in Church.] 

GEORGE FAIRBAIRN, born 1841, son 
18 ^ 5 of Robert F., butcher, and Alison 
Kinghorn; assistant at St Peter's, 
Glasgow ; pres. by James, Earl of Fife ; 
ord. (assistant and successor) 21st March 
1875; died 21st Dec. 1894. He marr. 22nd 
Aug. 1876, Jessie Blackwood (died 16th 
Feb. 1921), younger daugh. of Robert 
Anderson, surveyor general, Douglas, Isle 
of Man. 

ROBERT M'DERMENT, born Kirk- 
1887 michael, Ayrshire, 9th July 1857, 
son of William M. and Janet Fraser; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow 4th June 1884 ; missionary 
at Elchies ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
12th May 1887 ; dem. 17th May 1897 ; min. 
at Boston, Esquesing (Presb. of Toronto), 
Canada, in 1923. Marr. 24th Aug. 1887, 



270 



MONQUHITTER— NEW BYTH 



[PRESB. OF 



Jeanie Aitchison, daugh. of John Morton 
and Janet Young, and has issue — William, 
O.B.E., Canadian Civil Service, born 23rd 
July 1888 ; Jessie Young Fraser, born 
13th Jan. 1890 (marr. Frederick C. Hatch, 
Duart, Ontario) ; Joan Morton, teacher, 
born 20th March 1893 ; Jean Aitchison 
Morton, born 21st May 1894 (marr. Andrew 
Craven, Toronto); Eobert, B.A., medical 
student, born 8th Oct. 1895. 

JOHN CAMPBELL, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 
lg 7 28th Sept. 1897 ; trans, to St Paul's, 
Greenock, 18th Dec. 1908. 

DAVID JAMES MACQUEEN, M.A.; 
ord. 12th May 1909; trans, to Port 
of Menteith 25th Aug. 1916. 

FRANCIS M'HARDY, M.A., B.D.; 
trans, from Midmar 19th Jan. 1917 ; 
trans, to Rickarton, Kincardineshire, 
3rd Oct. 1919. 

JOHN SPENCE EWEN,bornMethlick, 
8th Dec. 1872, son of George E. 
and Isabella Spence ; educated at 
Methlick School and Univs. of Aberdeen 
MA. (1898), Edinburgh B.D. (1914), and 
London B.Sc. (1905); licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 1914 ; assistant at St Michael's, 
Edinburgh; ord. to Gamrie 27th Jan. 1915; 
chaplain to Forces Dec. 1916 to Dec. 1917; 
trans, and adm. 7th Jan. 1920; trans, to 
Buccleuch, Edinburgh, 25th Jan. 1924. 
Marr. 29th March 1902, Mary Jane Mitchell, 
daugh. of John Milne and Jean Forrest, 
and has issue — John Clifford Spence, born 
2nd July 1903 ; Alastair Hamilton, born 
29th Dec. 1904; Patrick Milne, born 9th 
July 1907. 

FRANK ROBERTSON, M.A.; trans, 
from St David's, Kirkintilloch (q.v.), 



1917 



1920 



1924 



6th June 1924. 



NEW BYTH (Q.S.). 

[A chapel was built here in 1793. The 
parish of New Byth was disjoined from 
Kinedward and Aberdour on 18th Dec. 1867.] 

JAMES RAINY, M.A. ; ord. 13th May 
1793 ; adm. 7th May 1794 ; trans, to 
Meldrum 1st May 1799. 



GEORGE URQUHART, educated at 
179g Marischal College, Aberdeen; app. 
Nov. 1799; dem. Aug. 1813. 

GILBERT BROWN, born Carnwath, 
1772 ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; app. July 1816. Joined the 
Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Free 
Church, New Byth, 1843-52; died 3rd 
Aug. 1852. He marr. in 1805, Christian 
Brydie, and had issue — Daniel, M.A. ; 
Mary C. (marr. 11th June 1839, George 
Hepburn, London.) 

JOHN FALCONER, born Moyness, 
1846 Nairn, 18 14, son of Hugh F., farmer, 
and Janet Phimister; educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (March 
1834) ; occupied the Chair of Mathematics 
for a session during the absence of the 
professor ; Murray Lecturer 1844-5 ; ord. 
in 1846; dem. 11th Dec. 1888; died 13th 
May 1895. He marr. 18th April 1854, 
Anne May (died s.p. 8th March 1882, 
aged 68), daugh. of John May, architect, 
Aberdeen, and Ann Cordiner. Publication 
— On the Epistle of Paul to the Philippians 
[Murray Lecture] (Aberdeen, 1845); The 
History of Elijah and Elisha [Murray 
Lecture] (Aberdeen, 1846). — [M William's 
A Quiet Buchan Parish (portrait), 45-54,] 

THOMAS M'WILLIAM, M.A.; ord. 
27th June 1889; trans, to Foveran 



1889 



13th Nov. 1912. 



ROBERT NICOL PATON, M.A., 
191 B.D. ; ord. 21st March 1913; trans, 
to Lochgelly 24th July 1918. 

ALEXANDER PATERSON, born 

1918 Rutner S len 28tn 0ct - 1864 > son of 
James P. and Elizabeth Thomson ; 
educated at St John's Grammar School, 
Hamilton, and Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. 
(1885) ; licen. by Presb. of Hamilton in 
1887 ; assistant at Campbeltown in 1888 ; 
Lady Glenorchy's, Edinburgh, in 1891 ; 
ord. to Westray 28th Sept. 1892; trans, 
and adm. 27th Dec. 1918. Publication- 
Edited Land of my Birth, and other Poems 
[by James Paterson] (Paisley, 1912). 



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271 



TURRIFF. 

[The church of Turriff was dedicated to 
St Coan. It belonged to the Abbey of 
Arbroath. Turriff was a prebend of Aber- 
deen. Two fairs were held at Turriff, the 
Lammas Fair, and that of St Coan. There 
was a Well of Our Lady at Turriff.] 

ANDREW MOWAT, exhorter in 
1667 1567. 

JOHN PHILP, trans, from Dumbennan 

ls ^. 1574, Kinedward, Forglen, and 

Auchterless being under his care ; 

was still min. in 1588; trans, to Keith 

1589. 

WILLIAM HAY, called parson in 
1583 1583. 

GEORGE HAY, MA. (St Andrews, 
15go 1581); adm. to Idvie (Kirkden), 
1589 ; trans, and adm. in 1590 ; app. 
constant Moderator of the Presb. of Banff 
by the Assembly in 1606 ; app. by the 
Assembly in 1608 to visit Caithness and 
Sutherland along with the bishop ; was 
a member of Assembly in 1610 and 1616 ; 
still min. 4th Nov. 1619. He made over 
the lands of the hospital of Turriff, founded 
by Alexander, Earl of Buchan, to the Earl 
of Errol. He was considered a very learned 
man and much disposed to peace, by main- 
taining unity among the brethren, on the 
side of Episcopacy. He marr. and had 
issue — Elizabeth (marr. Alexander Innes 
of Eomorah). — [Collect. Aberdeen and Banff 
iii., 235 ; Aberdeen Sas., i., 253.] 

THOMAS MITCHELL of Mains of 
1624 ^ as k> a relative of Bishop Patrick 
Forbes of Aberdeen; adm. to Udny 
25th April 1604; trans, to Logie-Buchan 
before 1st Feb. 1622 ; trans, and adm. 
in 1624 ; became a zealous Covenanter ; 
was a member of the General Assembly 
in 1638 and 1639, and of the Commission 
in 1645 ; preached before Charles I. 3rd 
Oct. 1641 ; was robbed of his goods and 
gear by the followers of George, Marquess 
of Huntly, for which he had a Royal 
grant 8th Nov. of the "fermes, kaynes, 
customes, silver - dewties, and otheris 



dewties of the Bisoprick of Rosse for 
the croptes and yeeres, 1638-41, restand 
unpayit by the vassellis and uthers," 
which was ratified by Parliament 17th 
Nov. that year. He was accused of im- 
morality, but was absolved by the Synod 
19th Oct. 1642. In 1644 he was plundered 
of his horse by the adherents of the 
Marquess of Montrose, and had 400 merks 
granted by Parliament, 4th Feb. 1646, out 
of the rents of Haddo, and 1000 merks 
further for his subsistence and entertain- 
ment out of the readiest moneys and rents 
of delinquents' and malignants' lands in 
the North. He died 23rd July 1649. He 
marr. Barbara Meldrum, who died 26th 
Dec. 1659, and had issue — Arthur, his 
successor in the parish ; Isobell (marr. 
Walter Stewart of Ryland), died 8th Feb. 
1672 ; Marie (marr. John Jaffrey, min. of 
Monquhitter). Publications — Elegies LX., 
LXIII. (Forbes's Funeral Sermons). — [Acts 
of Pari., vi., pt. i., 23 et seq. ; Spalding's 
Miscell., iii., 117, 139; Tombst.; Banff 
Sas., v., 159; Baillie's Letters; Balfour's 
Historical Works, iii., 89.] 

ARTHUR MITCHELL of Gask, son of 
1646 preceding ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 1637-41 ; ord. 
(colleague) 2nd Aug. 1646 ; served heir to 
his father 29th April 1668; joined the 
Protesters in 1651 ; dep. in 1655, which 
sentence was ratified in 1660, and was taken 
off, but he was again dep. by the Synod in 
July 1661 ; restored by Act of Parliament, 
25th April 1690, and declared to be rightful 
min. by the General Assembly 27th Oct. 
that year ; died 23rd Oct. 1695. He marr. 
Marjory Lindsay. — [Tombst. ; Aberdeen- 
shire Poll-Booh, ii., 346.] 

ARTHUR FORBES, min. of Fraser- 
burgh, is styled min. of Turriff 
March 1663.— [Aberdeen Sas.,\\., 250.] 

ANDREW SKENE, son of Patrick 

1664 ® - ( secon< I son °f Andrew S. 
of Auchorie) and Jean, daugh. of 
Robert Forbes of Drumlassie ; M.A. (St 
Andrews 1648); adm. to Cluny in 1654;