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John Campbell of Orchard, and ha c issue-Ann; Janet (marr. 12th June 1750 Major-General John Beckwith, of Viscount Bury's Regiment), died 28th July 1827, age 97; Margaret; Elizabeth Marion, born 8th May 1739; Jane, born 20th Sept. 174: (marr. 13th Sept. 1765, Baron von West phalen) ; George, born 3rd Dec. 1748, die( 4th March 1760. Publications-Four single Sermons (Edinburgh, 1733-40); A Letter to the author (Logan) of a pamphlet in tituled Lawfulness and Necessity of Ministers, their Reading the Act of Parliament for bringing to Justice the Murderers of Captain John Porteous (Edinburgh, 1737).-[Wodrow's Anal., iii., iv.; Drysdale's, i., and Erskine's Disc., i.; Mackenzie's Life of Home, Morren's Ann.. Carlyle's Autob.; Kay's Portr., i.; M'Ure's Glasg.]
1786 ANDREW HUNTER of Barjarg, Dumfriesshire, born 1743, eldest son of Andrew
H., W.S., Edinburgh, and Grisell Maxwell of Cardoness; educated at
High School and Univ., Edinburgh; ord. to Second Charge, Dumfries,
20th Sept. 1770; D.D. (Edinburgh 1779); trans. to New Greyfriars,
Edinburgh, 25th Nov. 1779; pres. by Town Council 21st Oct. 1785; trans.
and adm. 2nd April 1786; holding in conjunction the Professorship
of Divinity. Moderator of Assembly 17th May 1792. In the year following
he declined appointment as one of His Majesty's Chaplains in Ordinary.
Died 21st April 1809. He marr. 14th April 1779, Hon. Mary Shaw Scott
(born 5th Aug. 1756, died 9th Oct. 1806), eldest daugh. of William,
sixth Lord Napier, by whom he had issue Andrew, born 6th, died 27th
March 1781; William Francis of Barjarg, advocate, born 30th July 1785,
died 22nd April 1827; John, min. of Swinton, and his father's successor;
Mainie Anne Charlotte, born 28th May 1783, died 21st Feb. 1790; Grizel,
born 15th June 1784 (marr. 27th June 1808, George Ross, advocate),
died 12th Aug. 1864; Henrietta Hope, born 2nd Nov. 1793, died 17th
Jan. 1856, unmarr. Publications-Five single Sermons (Edinburgh 1775,
and 1803); Advice from a Father to a Son first entering
Univ., ii.; Kay's Portr.; Edin. Chr. Inst., xxv.; Carlyle's Autob.; Playfair's Bar., iii.]
1809 ALEXANDER BRUNTON, born at Edinburgh 1772; licen. by Presb. of Linlithgow 26th Aug. 1796; ord. to Bolton 28th Sept. 1797; trans. to New Greyfriars 15th Sept. 1803; pres. by Town Council 6th Sept., trans. and adm. 23rd Nov. 1809; Professor of Oriental Languages in the Univ. of Edinburgh 19tb May 1813, which be held in conjunction; D.D. (Edinburgh, 17th Dec. 1814); Moderator of Assembly 22nd May 1823; convener of the India Mission Committee 26th May 1834, the duties of which he discharged for thirteen years with the highest satisfaction, when declining years obliged him to retire from public life. He died near Cupar-Angus, 9th Feb. 1854. He marr. 5th Dec. 1798, Mary, born 1st Nov. 1778 (only daugh. of Colonel Thomas Balfour of Elwick, and Mary Ligonier), authoress of Self-Control, Discipline, and an unfinished story, Emmeline, who died in childbed, 19th Dec. 1818. Publications-Extracts from the Books of the Old Testament, with Sketches of Hebrew and Chaldee Grammar (Edinburgh, 1814; 3rd ed., 1831); Sermons and Lectures (Edinburgh, 1818); Outlines of Persian Grammar, with Extracts (Edinburgh, 1822); Memoir of Mrs Brunton (in Emmeline, 1819); a Sermon preached on the Death of Dr Inglis (Edinburgh, 1834); Outlines of a Speech for the Commission of Assembly (Edinburgh, 1843); Forms for Public Worship in the Church of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1848). - [Anderson's Sketches, Kay's Portr., Acts of Ass.; Blackwood's Magazine, v., 183; Dict. Nat. Biog.]
1854 MAXWELL NICHOLSON, D.D.; trans. from Pencaitland 24th Aug 1854; became sole min. in 1866; trans. to St Stephen's (assistant and successor) 11th June 1867.
1868 JAMES MACGREGOR, D.D.; trans. from Tron Parish, Glasgow, 9th Jan. 1868; trans. to St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, 2nd Nov. 1873.
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