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James Brown Armour (1841–1928) by William Conor University of Ulster permanent works of art collection

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Armour, James Brown (1841–1928), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, was born on 20 January 1841 in the townland of Lisboy, near Ballymoney, co. Antrim, the youngest of the six children of William Armour (1795?–1864), farmer, and his wife, Jane Brown, daughter of ...

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Carlile, James (1784–1854), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and educationist, was born on 5 February 1784 at Paisley, the son of James Carlile, a merchant and magistrate; his mother died in 1800. He was educated at Paisley grammar school, and after a brief business career in ...

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Cooke [formerly Macook, Cook], Henry (1788–1868), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, was born on 11 May 1788, the fourth and youngest child of Jane Howe, the second wife of John Macook, a tenant farmer of the Grillagh, near Maghera, in ...

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Henry Cooke (1788–1868) by Sir Daniel Macnee, c. 1856 photograph © Ulster Museum. Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of the Trustees of the National Museums & Galleries of Northern Ireland

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Croskery, Thomas (1830–1886), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and journalist, son of Thomas Croskery and Agnes Cosby (d. 1883), was born in the village of Carrowdore, co. Down, on 26 May 1830. Most of his childhood was spent in Downpatrick...

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Gibson, William (1808–1867), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, was the only son of James Gibson, a merchant in Ballymena, co. Antrim, where he was born on 8 May 1808. He attended school in Ballymena and later at the Belfast Academical Institution...

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Goudy, Alexander Porter (1809–1858), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and religious controversialist, was the son of Andrew Goudy, Presbyterian minister of Ballywalter, co. Down, from 1802 to 1818, and Matilda, daughter of the Revd James Porter of Greyabbey (who was executed in 1798 for supposed complicity with the ...

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Hanna, Hugh (1821–1892), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, was born in Derry, Dromara, co. Down, on 21 February 1821, the son of Peter Hanna, a tenant farmer and former soldier, and Ellen Finiston, daughter of a soldier in the Black Watch...

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Hanna, Samuel (1771–1852), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, was born at Kellswater, near Ballymena, co. Antrim, the fifth son of Robert Hanna, a merchant. He was educated locally and at Glasgow University, graduating MA in 1789. In 1790 he was licensed by ...

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Killen, Thomas Young (1826–1886), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, son of Edward Killen, a merchant in Ballymena, co. Antrim, was born at Ballymena on 30 October 1826. His boyhood was spent at Glenwherry, to which his father moved in 1832. He was educated initially by a private tutor, and in 1842 entered the ...

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Kirkpatrick, William Baillie (1802–1882), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, was born near Ballynahinch, co. Down, in March 1802. After spending some time at a local classical school conducted by the Revd Arthur Neilson of Rademon, he went to the Royal Belfast Academical Institution...

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Knox, Robert (1815–1883), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, was the third son of Hugh Knox, for forty years a ruling elder of the parish of Urney, co. Tyrone. He was born at Clady, in that parish. He entered Glasgow University in 1834 and graduated MA in 1837. He subsequently studied in the collegiate department of the ...

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Montgomery, Henry (1847–1943), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and evangelist, was born in Bangor, co. Down, Ireland, on 12 October 1847. After education in the town, he worked with his brother in Belfast during the 1870s. His decision to train for the Presbyterian ministry was influenced by the visit in September 1874 of the American evangelists ...

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Morgan, James (1799–1873), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, was the son of Thomas Morgan, a linen merchant, of Cookstown, co. Tyrone, and Maria Collins of the same town. He was born there on 15 June 1799. After attending several local schools he entered ...

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Nelson, Isaac (1809–1888), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, was born in Belfast, the son of Francis Nelson, a grocer of Barrack Street, Belfast. After attending local schools in Belfast, Nelson served as assistant classical master at Belfast Academical Institution for nine years. He was licensed to preach in ...

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Park, William (1844–1925), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, was born in Stewartstown, co. Tyrone, on 29 March 1844, the son of William Park, merchant, whose brother the Revd Robert Park was clerk of the General Synod of Ulster from 1830 to 1840 and clerk of the general assembly of the ...

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Smyth, Richard (1826–1878), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and politician, the son of Hugh Smyth, a farmer, of Carncullogh, near Dervock, co. Antrim, and his wife, Sarah Anne Wray, was born at Carncullogh on 4 October 1826. As a child he suffered from rheumatic fever. He was educated locally and at the ...

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Richard Smyth (1826–1878) by unknown engraver, pubd 1874 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Stevenson, William Fleming (1832–1886), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the youngest child of William Stevenson, a merchant in Strabane, co. Tyrone, and Margaret Anne, daughter of Samuel Morton, was born at Strabane on 20 September 1832. After being taught for some time by a private tutor he was sent in 1844 to the ...