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Crombie, James (1730–1790), non-subscribing Presbyterian minister and founder of the Belfast Academy, was born on 4 December 1730 at Perth, the eldest son of James Crambie, mason, and his wife, May Johnstoun. In 1748 he matriculated at St Andrews, and he graduated MA in 1752. He studied for a short time at ...

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Edgar, John (1798–1866), minister of the United Secession church and philanthropist, was born at Ballykine, co. Down, a few months before the battle of Ballynahinch (12–13 June 1798), the son of Revd Samuel Edgar (1766–1826), minister of the Burgher congregation of Ballynahinch, and his wife, ...

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Guild, William (1586–1657), Church of Scotland minister and benefactor, was born in Aberdeen, the son of Matthew Guild, an armourer and member of the Corporation of Hammermen; he had three sisters, Jean Guild, Christian, and Margaret. An early student at Marischal College, Aberdeen...

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Thomas Guthrie (1803–1873) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1843 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Guthrie, Thomas (1803–1873), Free Church of Scotland minister and philanthropist, was born at Brechin on 12 July 1803, the twelfth of thirteen children and the sixth son of David Guthrie (d. 1824) and Clementina Cay (1764–1841). His father was a merchant and banker who also served as provost of ...

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Johnston, David (1734–1824), Church of Scotland minister and benefactor, was born on 26 April 1734 at the manse, Arngask, Fife, the second son of John Johnston (d. 1746), minister of that parish, and his second wife, Margaret Brown (d. 1768), daughter of the ...

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Tullidelph, Thomas (d. 1777), Church of Scotland minister and a founder and first principal of United College, St Andrews University, was the son of John Tullidelph (d. 1714), minister of Dunbarney, Perthshire, and his second wife, Katherine Rankine. He probably attended St Andrews University...

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Daniel Williams (c. 1643–1716) by unknown artist by permission of Dr Williams's Library

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Williams, Daniel (c. 1643–1716), Presbyterian minister and benefactor, was born at Wrexham, Denbighshire, but the identity of his father is unknown. His mother was probably a daughter of Hugh Davies of Wrexham, grandfather of Stephen Davies (d. 1739), minister at Banbury, whom ...