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NameJohn Simson
Livedb. 1667-07-13 - d. 1740-02-02 (old)
Linked SermonsSermon on 2 Timothy 2:19 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Deuteronomy 4:23 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Isaiah 45:24 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Luke 6:46 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Matthew 2:29 -- preacher (autograph: no)
Linked Reports
Associated PlacesTroqueer -- ParishGlasgow University -- Place of Business
Source of DataNicole Cumming
Biographical Sources ConsultedFES, VII, p.400.
Other NoteEldest son of Patrick Simson, minister of Renfrew. Educated at Uni of Edinburgh and spent time in Holland, returning in 1700. Ordained as minister of Troqueer in 1705; appointed professor at University of Glasgow in 1708. He faced a number of charges for his unorthodox beliefs between 1714 and 1729, being prohibited from all ecclesiastical function on 13th May 1729. He married Jean, daughter of John Stirling, minister of The Barony, in 1710.
GEMMS record createdJuly 26, 2023
GEMMS record last editedJuly 26, 2023