Rev. Thomas Robertson DD FRSE (c.1745–15 November 1799) was an 18th-century Scottish minister and historian who co-founded the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1783.
Doctor of Divinity is an advanced or honorary academic degree in divinity.
Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE) is an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland, judges to be "eminently distinguished in their subject". This society had, in itself received a royal charter in 1783, allowing for its expansion.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland's national academy of science and letters. It is a registered charity, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland. It was established in 1783. As of 2017, it has more than 1,660 Fellows.
He studied divinity at the University of Edinburgh and was licensed to preach by the Church of Scotland in 1775, marrying Jane Jackson in the same year. He was minister first in Lauder then in Dalmeny.
The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities. The university has five main campuses in the city of Edinburgh, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university. The university played an important role in leading Edinburgh to its reputation as a chief intellectual centre during the Age of Enlightenment, and helped give the city the nickname of the Athens of the North.
The Church of Scotland, also known by its Scots language name, the Kirk, is the national church of Scotland. It is Presbyterian and adheres to the Bible and Westminster Confession; the Church of Scotland celebrates two sacraments, Baptism and the Lord's Supper, as well as five other rites, such as confirmation and matrimony. It is a member of the World Communion of Reformed Churches.
Dalmeny is a village and parish in Scotland. It is located on the south side of the Firth of Forth, 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of South Queensferry and 8 miles (13 km) west of Edinburgh city centre. It lies within the traditional boundaries of West Lothian, and falls under the local governance of the City of Edinburgh Council.
He died in Dalmeny on 15 November 1799.
Rev Dr Matthew Stewart DD FRS FRSE was a Scottish mathematician and minister of the Church of Scotland.
Earl of Rosebery is a title in the Peerage of Scotland created in 1703 for Archibald Primrose, 1st Viscount of Rosebery, with remainder to his issue male and female successively. Its name comes from Roseberry Topping, a hill near Archibald's wife's estates in Yorkshire. The current earl is Neil Primrose, 7th Earl of Rosebery.
Very Rev Robert Henry FRSE FSA(Scot) was a Scottish minister and historian.
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Archibald John Primrose, 4th Earl of Rosebery, KT, PC, FRS, styled Viscount Primrose until 1814, was a British politician.
The Right Hon. Andrew Rutherfurd, Lord Rutherfurd, was a Scottish advocate, judge and politician.
The Right Honourable Alexander Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank of Garvock and Pitliver FRSE FSA(Scot), was a Scottish advocate, judge, landowner and politician. After 1854 he took the surname Maconochie-Welwood.
The Kirk of the Canongate, or Canongate Kirk, serves the Parish of Canongate in Edinburgh's Old Town, in Scotland. It is a congregation of the Church of Scotland. The parish includes the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliament. It is also the parish church of Edinburgh Castle, even though the castle is detached from the rest of the parish. The wedding of Zara Phillips, the Queen's granddaughter, and former England Rugby Captain, Mike Tindall, took place at the church on 30 July 2011.
Sir David Rae, Lord Eskgrove, 1st Baronet FRSE FSA (1724–1804) was a Scottish advocate and judge.
The Hon James Stuart-Mackenzie FRSE FSA was a Scottish politician and joint founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1783.
Robert Cullen, Lord Cullen FRSE was a Scottish judge. He played a key role, along with his father William Cullen, in obtaining a royal charter for the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh, resulting in the formation of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1783.
Dunbar Hamilton Douglas, 4th Earl of Selkirk FRSE was a Scottish peer.
Patrick Wilson was a Scottish astronomer, type-founder, mathematician and meteorologist. He was the Regius Professor of Practical Astronomy at Glasgow University from 1784 to 1799.
Rev Dr William Trail or Trail DD FRSE MRIA LLD was an 18th/19th century Scots-born mathematician, remembered for his mathematical text books. For the majority of his life he served church duties in Northern Ireland.
Cosmo Gordon of Cluny FRSE (1736–1800) was a Scottish politician, agricultural improver and co-founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He sat in the House of Commons from 1774 to 1777 and was a Baron of the Scottish Court of Exchequer from 1777 until his death. He was for several years Rector of Marischal College in Aberdeen.
Prof John Kemp FRSE LLD (1763–1812) was a Scottish mathematician, who settled in New York for most of his life.
The Very Rev Joseph McCormick FRSE FSA Doctor of Divinity (1733–1799) was a Scottish clergyman who served as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1782 and was a joint founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1783.
Very Rev John McMurtrie FRSE DD (1831-1912) was a Scottish minister and naturalist. He served as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1904. As a naturalist he had a special interest in conches.
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