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Bonar, Horatius (1808–1889), Free Church of Scotland minister and hymn writer, was born at Edinburgh on 19 December 1808. He was the sixth son of James Bonar, the second solicitor of excise at Edinburgh, and his wife, Marjory Maitland (d. 1854), the daughter of ...

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Horatius Bonar (1808–1889) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clunie, John (c. 1757–1819), Church of Scotland minister and songwriter, was educated for the Church of Scotland and licensed by the presbytery of Edinburgh on 29 December 1784. He then became schoolmaster at Markinch, Fife, where possessing a fine voice and some musical skill he acted as precentor in the parish church. In 1790 he was presented by the ...

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Malcom [Malcolm], Andrew George (1782–1823), minister of the Presbyterian General Synod of Ulster and hymn writer, was born at Hill Hall House, co. Down, on 15 September 1782. He was the second son of James Malcolm (d. 3 Oct 1805), who was ordained minister of ...

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Moore, Henry (1732–1802), Presbyterian minister and hymn writer, son of Henry Moore (d. 1762), minister of Treville Street Presbyterian congregation, Plymouth, was born at Plymouth on 30 March 1732; his mother was the daughter of William Bellew of Stockleigh Court, Devon. He received his rudimentary education from his father, after which he attended the grammar school in ...

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Park, John (1804–1865), Church of Scotland minister and composer, was born in Greenock, Renfrewshire, on 14 January 1804, the son of John Park of the White Hart inn and Old Tontine Hotel, and his wife, Mary Weir. He attended school in Greenock and ...

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Wode [Wood], Thomas (d. 1592), Church of Scotland minister and musician, is first recorded as a monk of the Tironian (Benedictine) abbey of Lindores, Fife, where he remained until about 1561, by which time the community had been forcibly reformed by John Knox...