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Sheilds, Alexanderlocked

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Sheilds, Alexander (1659/60–1700), Presbyterian minister, was born at Haughhead, Earlston, Berwickshire, the son of a farmer, James Shields. Alexander attended Edinburgh University, graduating MA on 7 April 1675 'with no small applause'. After graduation he remained to study theology at Edinburgh under the tutelage of ...

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