Thomas Wilkie

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The grave of Rev. Thomas Wilkie, Canongate Kirkyard, Edinburgh

The Very Rev. Thomas Wilkie (1645-1711) was a Scottish minister who was elected moderator of the Church of Scotland twice: once in 1701 [1] :627 and once in 1704. [1] :659 He was the minister at the Kirk of the Canongate. [2]

Kirk of the Canongate Church in Edinburgh, Scotland

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.

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Life

He was born on 6 April 1645 the son of N. N. Wilkie. [3] His uncle Rev Thomas Wilkie (1638-1717) was the minister of Tolbooth Parish, the parish which was the forerunner of Canongate Kirk. [4]

He was the first minister of Canongate Kirk following its construction in 1688. [5]

He died March 19, 1711. [6] He is buried in Canongate Kirkyard against the east wall of the church.

Canongate Kirkyard

The Canongate Kirkyard stands around Canongate Kirk on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland. The churchyard was used for burials from the late 1680s until the mid-20th century.

Family

He was married to Rachel Sinclair, widow of William Hog and daughter of Rev John Sinclair of Ormiston. [7]

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References

  1. 1 2 Stephen, Thomas (1844). The History of the Church of Scotland From the Reformation to the Present Time. Vol. 3. London: John Lendrum. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  2. Turnbull, John (1893). "The Diary of John Turnbull, Minister of Alloa and Tyninghame 1657-1704". In Paul, Robert (ed.). Miscellany of the Scottish Historical Society. First Volume. Edinburgh: University Press. p. 438. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  3. "Thomas Wilkie, Min. of Canongate". geni_family_tree.
  4. "Thomas Wilkie, Min. of Tolbooth Parish". geni_family_tree.
  5. Collection of Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions: Chiefly in Scotland
  6. Anonymous (1842). "On the Much Lamented Death of the Reverend Mr. Thomas Wilkie, Minister of the Gospel in the Canongate Church of Edinburg, Who Departed This Life, 19th of March 1711". In Maidment, James (ed.). Scottish Elegiac Verses. Edinburgh: Thomas G Stevenson. pp. 183–184. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  7. "Rachel Sinclair". geni_family_tree.