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John Glas (1695–1773) by James Macardell (after William Millar) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Glas, John (1695–1773), founder of the Glasite or Sandemanian church, was born on 21 September 1695, at Auchtermuchty, Fife, and baptized there on 3 October the only son of Alexander Glas (c.1653–1725), minister of Auchtermuchty and later of Kinclaven, Perthshire, and ...

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McLean, Archibald (1733–1812), Scotch Baptist minister, was born on 1 May 1733, at East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, and was the son of a farmer, a highlander descended from Brolus, eldest son of Duart, chief of the clan of the McLeans, and a Miss Struthers...

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Sandeman, Robert (1718–1771), promoter of the Glasite church, was born in Perth on 29 April 1718, the eldest son and second of the twelve children of David Sandeman, linen weaver, and his wife, Margaret Ramsay. After being apprenticed in the family linen-weaving business, he attended ...