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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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Fraser, Alexander Garden (1873–1962), educationist and missionary, was born on 6 October 1873 at Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, the son of Sir Andrew Henderson Leith Fraser KCSI (1848–1919), of the Indian Civil Service, and his first wife, Agnes Archibald (d. 1879) of Tillicoultry; his grandfather the ...

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Fraser, Charles (bap. 1823, d. 1886), missionary and educationist, was baptized in Aberdeen on 29 July 1823, the son of Hugh Fraser, merchant, and his wife, Christina McAllan. He attended Aberdeen grammar school (1833–8) and then Marischal College, Aberdeen, from which he graduated MA in 1845. He then studied divinity at ...

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Grant, George Monro (1835–1902), Presbyterian minister and educationist, was born on 22 December 1835 at Albion Mines, Pictou county, Nova Scotia. He was the third child of James Grant, farmer and district schoolmaster, who had emigrated from Banffshire in 1826, and Mary Grant...

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William McKerrow (1803–1878) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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McKerrow, William (1803–1878), minister of the Presbyterian Church of England and educationist, was born on 7 September 1803, the son of William and Elizabeth (née Muir) McKerrow of Kilmarnock. His parents were keen supporters of the Burgher section of the Secession church...

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Scott, Alexander John [Sandy] (1805–1866), theological dissident and educationist, was born on 26 March 1805 at the Middle Parish manse, Greenock, the fifth of six children born to Dr John Scott (1763–1836), a Church of Scotland parish minister, and his wife, Susanna, daughter of ...

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Small, Ann Hunter [Annie] (1857–1945), missionary and educationist, was born on 26 December 1857 at Polmont, Redding, Stirlingshire, the eldest of the three daughters, all subsequently missionaries, of the Revd John Small (1833–1899), trained teacher and missionary of the Free Church of Scotland...

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Wishart, William (1691/2–1753), Church of Scotland minister and educationist, was the elder son of William Wishart (1660–1729), minister of South Leith and later principal of Edinburgh University, and his wife, Janet Murray (d. 1744). In 1706 he entered Edinburgh University, where his regent was ...