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Alexander, John (1686–1743), minister of the Presbyterian General Synod of Ulster, was born on 30 September 1686 at Temple Patrick, co. Antrim, the son of John Alexander (d. 1712), and his wife, Mary Hamilton. His father was the fourth son of William Alexander, ...

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Baird, John (d. 1804), minister of the Presbyterian General Synod of Ulster and Church of Ireland clergyman, a native of Paisley, Renfrewshire, was educated at Edinburgh University, and in 1763 was ordained by the Edinburgh presbytery for a congregation in the Isle of Man...

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Bankhead, John (1738–1833), minister of the Presbyterian General Synod of Ulster, was born into a family that is thought to have come from Bank Head, Edinburghshire, and settled near Clough, co. Antrim. He is believed to have been educated at Glasgow University but his name is not in any college register. He was licensed by ...

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Barber, Samuel (1737/8–1811), minister of the Presbyterian General Synod of Ulster, was the younger son of John Barber, a farmer near Killead, co. Antrim, and his wife, Sarah. He matriculated from the University of Glasgow in 1757 and graduated MA two years later. Having completed his ‘trials’ with the ...

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Birch, Thomas Ledlie (1754–1828), minister of the Presbyterian General Synod of Ulster, was born at Birch Grove, Gilford, co. Down, the youngest child of John Birch, linen merchant and farmer, and Jane Ledlie (1716–1791). He graduated MA from Glasgow University in 1772. He was licensed by ...

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Black, Robert (1752–1817), minister of the Presbyterian General Synod of Ulster, was the eldest son of Valentine Black, a farmer at Mullabrack, co. Armagh. In 1770 he entered the class of ethics under Dr Thomas Reid at Glasgow University. He was licensed by the ...

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Boyd, William (1685–1772), minister of the Presbyterian General Synod of Ulster, was probably a son of Thomas Boyd (d. 1699), Presbyterian minister of Aghadowey, co. Londonderry. He graduated MA at Edinburgh University in 1702, was licensed by the Route presbytery in 1707, and ordained at ...

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Bruce, James (1660/61–1730), minister of the Presbyterian General Synod of Ulster, was the eldest son of the Revd Michael Bruce (1635–1693), minister of Killinchy, co. Down, and his wife, Jean (fl. 1659–1683); he was born at the time that his father was ejected for nonconformity by ...

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Bryson, James (c. 1730–1796), minister of the Presbyterian General Synod of Ulster, the son of John Bryson (1685–1788), was probably born in Holywood, co. Down. He was licensed by the Armagh presbytery on 1 June 1762 and, after preaching at Banbridge in 1763–4, he was ordained minister of ...

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Cameron, John (1725–1799), minister of the Presbyterian General Synod of Ulster, was born near Edinburgh. He was apprenticed to an Edinburgh bookseller and afterwards studied at Edinburgh University, where he was awarded the degree of MA. He belonged to the Reformed Presbyterians or ‘covenanters’ and was admitted as a probationer to that body....