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Barclay, Thomas (1792–1873), Church of Scotland minister and university principal, was born at Unst, in Shetland, in June 1792, the youngest of the five sons of James Barclay (1745–1793), the minister of the parish, and his wife, Ursula, daughter of William Archibald, James Barclay's...

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Caird, John (1820–1898), Church of Scotland minister, theologian, and university principal, was born on 15 December 1820 in Greenock, the eldest of seven sons of John Caird (d. 1838), marine engineer, and Janet Young (d. 1889) of Port Glasgow. His younger brother ...

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Campbell, George (1719–1796), Church of Scotland minister and college head, was born on 25 December 1719 in Aberdeen, the fifth of six children of Colin Campbell (1678–1728), a Church of Scotland minister, and Margaret Walker (d. 1747), daughter of a prominent Aberdeen...

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Cook, George (1772–1845), Church of Scotland minister and ecclesiastical historian, was born in December 1772 in St Andrews, the second son of the Revd John Cook, professor of moral philosophy in the University of St Andrews, and Janet, daughter of the Revd John Hill...

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Haldane, Robert (1772–1854), Church of Scotland minister and university teacher, was born on 27 January 1772 at Overton (‘the big farm’) in the parish of Lecropt, Perthshire, the eldest son of John Haldane, farmer, and his wife, Margaret Kinross. He was educated at a school in ...

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Hardy, Thomas (1748–1798), Church of Scotland minister and ecclesiastical historian, was born on 22 April 1748 in Culross, Perthshire, the third of five children of the Revd Henry Hardy (1717–1752) and his wife, Ann (1719–1805), daughter of John Halkerston, the town clerk of ...

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Macgill, Stevenson (1765–1840), Church of Scotland minister, was born at Port Glasgow on 19 January 1765, son of Thomas Macgill (d. 1804), a shipbuilder and devout Wesleyan Methodist. His mother, Frances Welsh (d. 1829), was equally godly, as befitted someone with a supposed family connection to ...

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Robertson, William (1721–1793), historian and Church of Scotland minister, was born on 8 September 1721 in the parish manse of Borthwick, Edinburghshire. His parents (who married on 20 October 1720) were William Robertson (1686–1745) and Eleanor (d. 1745), daughter of David Pitcairne...

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Rollock, Robert (1555–1599), Church of Scotland minister and university principal, was the son of David Rollock (d. 1579), laird of Powis near Stirling, and Mary Livingston. At the time of his father's death on 14 March 1579, Rollock is known to have had one younger brother, ...

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Tulloch, John (1823–1886), Church of Scotland minister and university principal, was born, one of twin sons, on 1 June 1823 at his maternal grandfather's farm at Dron, Perthshire. His mother was Elizabeth, the daughter of a Perthshire farmer named Maclaren. His father, William Weir Tulloch...