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From: "Margaret ODonnell" <>
Subject: Free Melville Church Aberdeen - Some Members Names
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2005 21:24:53 +0100
Enclosed here is a list of some of the members that attended the Free
Melville Church in Aberdeen ( CH3 / 922 at the National Archives in
Edinburgh ). It left The Established Church in 1756 became the Original
Secession Church Burgher Section when that split it became The Old Light
Synod, it later returned to the Established Church , it split again to be
part of the Free Church, then The United Free Church and then back to the
( Hope some of you may find some missing ancestors )
16th Dec. 1774. persons present at the Managers Meeting. CH3/922/7.
JOHN ROFS - PETER ROBERTSON - GEORGE GIBB
JAMES GERRARD - GEORGE WEBSTER - JAMES SIMPSON
ALEX. CRUICKSHANK - WILLIAM BRECK ? -
ROBERT LAMB - JOHN COURAGE - JAMES SIMPSON.
1775 - additional names to the above.
JOHN SHIRRAS - GEORGE WATT - JOHN SEROGS ?
12th Nov. 1798.
JAMES SIMPSON - ALEX. CRUICKSHANK - GEORGE GIBB
WILLIAM KNOWLES - GEORGE WATT - JOHN COURAGE
Voted in as Managers -
WILLIAM DUN ( Merchant ) - JAMES MELVIN ( Merchant )
SAMUEL JOHNSTON ( Merchant ) - GEORGE SYMES ? ( Merchant)
JOHN STEPHEN ( Mason ) - WILLIAM SEATON ( Brazier )
ANN FRASER ( Barber ) - WILLIAM MACHRAY ( Shoemaker )
JAMES LAWRENCE ( Weaver )
22nd Aug. 1806 - WILLIAM SEATON
5th Feb. 1819 - WILLIAM EMSLIE - GEORGE SYMMERS.
3RD Nov. 1826 - PETER McCOMBIE.
25th Feb. 1846 - JAMES COSSENS - ISSAC HILL - WILLIAM FLETT.
16th April 1846 - WILLIAM CAMERON - JOHN A FINDLAY.
20th May 1793 - Committee Appointed. - CH3/922/9.
On the book cover Mr PATRICK PETER and care of Mr JAMES WILLIAMSON Merchant
WILLIAM KNOWLES - GEORGE GIBB - GEORGE WATT
WILLIAM STRACHAN (Sr) - ALEX. CLARK - DONALD McPHERSON
JAMES SIMPSON - JOHN CARNAGE / COURAGE ?
WILLIAM STRACHAN ( Jr) WILLIAM DUNN - ANN FRASER
4th June 1793 - ROBERT LAMB.
20th June 1793 - WILLIAM FRENCH
1794 - DAVID GREY was made Clerk.
14th April 1798 -
WILLIAM MACHRAY - SAMUEL JOHNSTON - WILLIAM COUTTS
JOHN PATERSON - JOHN STEPHEN - ROBERT LAMB
14th May 1798 - JAMES LAWRENCE
28th Jan. 1799 - JAMES MELVIN.
1st April 1799 - JAMES ROBERTSON.
ISABEL GORDON ( Member ) and her husband ALEX SMITH ( Non Member)
23rd Jan. 1839 - a note about them having antinuptual fornication.
30th Sep.1839 - THOMAS HUNTER - JON GUNN
ALEX GREY and wife apply for membership.
28th Oct. 1839 - JOSEPH HOMES - added as an Elder.
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