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G. F. Nuttall

revised by Elaine Kaye

Bartlet, James Vernon (1863–1940), ecclesiastical historian, was born on 15 August 1863 in Scarborough, the only son of George Donald Bartlet (1823–1906), an English Presbyterian minister who was also a schoolmaster in Scarborough and in London, and his wife, Susan Robe McNellan, formerly of ...

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George Cook (1772–1845) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1843–5 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cook, George (1772–1845), Church of Scotland minister and ecclesiastical historian, was born in December 1772 in St Andrews, the second son of the Revd John Cook, professor of moral philosophy in the University of St Andrews, and Janet, daughter of the Revd John Hill...

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Cooper, James (1846–1922), Church of Scotland minister and ecclesiastical historian, was born at Elgin, Moray, on 13 February 1846, the eldest son of John Alexander Cooper, a merchant, afterwards a farmer at Spynie, Elgin. His mother, Ann, daughter of James Stephen of Old Keith...

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Cunningham, John (1819–1893), Church of Scotland minister and ecclesiastical historian, the son of Daniel Cunningham, an ironmonger, was born at Paisley on 9 May 1819. Educated at two preparatory schools and the grammar school in Paisley, he matriculated at Glasgow University in 1836. In 1840 he became a student at ...

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David Hay Fleming (1849–1931) by Andrew Swan Watson, 1925 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fleming, David Hay (1849–1931), antiquary and writer on Scottish history, was born at St Andrews on 9 May 1849, the third and youngest son of John Fleming, china and stoneware merchant, of St Andrews, whose ancestors were from Deeside, and his wife, Ann...

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James Cooper

revised by G. Martin Murphy

Grub, George (1812–1892), ecclesiastical historian, born at Old Aberdeen on 4 April 1812, was the only child of George Grub, convenor of the trades at Old Aberdeen, and his wife, Christian Volum. He entered King's College, Aberdeen, at the age of thirteen and a half, and then joined the law office of ...

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Thomas Hardy (1748–1798) by John Kay, 1793 [The Rev'd Patriot] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hardy, Thomas (1748–1798), Church of Scotland minister and ecclesiastical historian, was born on 22 April 1748 in Culross, Perthshire, the third of five children of the Revd Henry Hardy (1717–1752) and his wife, Ann (1719–1805), daughter of John Halkerston, the town clerk of ...

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Thomas Hamilton

revised by Finlay Holmes

Killen, William Dool (1806–1902), ecclesiastical historian, born at Church Street, Ballymena, co. Antrim, on 5 April 1806, was the third of four sons and nine children of John Killen (1768–1828), grocer and seedsman in Ballymena, and his wife, Martha, daughter of Jesse Dool...

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McCrie, Thomas (1772–1835), Original Secession minister and ecclesiastical historian, was born at Duns, Berwickshire, in 1772 and baptized on 22 November, the eldest son of Thomas McCrie, manufacturer and merchant in Duns, and his first wife, Mary, daughter of John Hood, a farmer near ...

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McCrie, Thomas (1797–1875), ecclesiastical historian and Free Church of Scotland minister, was born in Edinburgh on 7 November 1797, the eldest in a family of four sons and a daughter of Thomas McCrie (1772–1835), Secession church minister, and his wife, Janet Dickson (...

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Mitchell, Alexander Ferrier (1822–1899), ecclesiastical historian, was born at Brechin, Forfarshire, Scotland, on 10 September 1822, the son of David Mitchell, convener of local guilds, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of James Ferrier of Broadmyre. After receiving his early education at Brechin grammar school...

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G. W. Sprott

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Reid, James Seaton (1798–1851), ecclesiastical historian, was born in Lurgan, co. Armagh, on 19 December 1798. He was the eleventh son and the last but one of seventeen children of Forest Reid (1751–1801), master of a grammar school there, and Mary Weir, his wife. Left fatherless at an early age, ...

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Scott, Hew (1791–1872), minister and annalist of the Church of Scotland, was born in Haddington on 5 February 1791, son of an excise officer, Robert Scott, and his wife, Catherine Dunbar. His father died while he was a boy and his family existed on the income from a small shop. ...

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Skinner, John (1721–1807), songwriter and ecclesiastical historian, was born on 3 October 1721 at Balfour in Birse, Aberdeenshire, the only child of John Skinner (c.1696–1776), parochial schoolmaster of Birse, and his wife, Jean Gillanders (d. c.1723), widow of Donald Farquharson...

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Wodrow, Robert (1679–1734), ecclesiastical historian, was born in either April or September 1679 in the Trongate, Glasgow, the second son and youngest child of James Wodrow (1637–1707), professor of divinity in the University of Glasgow, and his first wife, Margaret (1627/8–1688), daughter of ...