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Gordon, William, of Earlston (1614–1679), landowner and covenanter, born in Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire, was the second son of Alexander Gordon of Earlston (1587–1654), justice of the peace, and Elizabeth (d. in or after 1653), daughter of John Gordon of Pennynghame. Little is known regarding his education, though he is said to have studied for the ministry and to have graduated MA. On 26 October 1648 he married ...


Samson Occom (1723–1792) by Jonathan Spilsbury, pubd 1768 (after Mason Chamberlin) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Occom, Samson (1723–1792), leader of the Mohegan Indians and Presbyterian clergyman, was born in a Mohegan village near New London, Connecticut, in 1723, the son of Joshua Ockham and Sarah Samson, both Mohegans. At seventeen he was converted to Christianity by James Davenport...


Warr, Charles Laing (1892–1969), Church of Scotland minister and royal chaplain, was born at the manse, Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, on 20 May 1892, the younger son of the minister, the Revd Alfred Warr, himself a distinguished minister of the Church of Scotland, and his wife, ...