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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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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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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 ...