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John Brown Paton (1830–1911) by Hugh Cameron, before 1884 Phillips Picture Library

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Paton, John Brown (1830–1911), Congregational minister and philanthropist, the eldest of the eight children of Alexander Paton, a shopkeeper, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Andrew Brown of Newmilns, Ayrshire, was born on 17 December 1830 at Galston, Ayrshire. On his father's side he was descended from the covenanter ...