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Rev.Mr. James 
Laurie
  (Lawrie)
1788 - 1852


Rev.Mr. James 
Laurie
  (Lawrie), Preacher in the United Secession Church (1827), Preacher of the Gospel (1841). Chaplain to Royal Infirmary (1844-52). He died whilst in the employ of the Royal Infirmary.
He was a minister of the Sucession church. Caledonian Mercury 17 May 1847 has an article covering the Union of the Secession and Relief Churches .... The Secession Synod...... called upon on the members... signify assent... 320 ministers .... Laurie, chaplain of the Edinburgh Royal Infitmary... The Rev. Laurie may have been the author of P.149. No. XX, Parish of Tinwald, for the Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1845. See GRO(S) ref. FR2119. If a standard naming scheme was followed, his father would have been called Simon or Thomas (Tom). There was a Thomas Laurie 1760-1843, Minister of Newburn.
Terregles "The church is situated as nearly as possible in the centre on the parish, and the manse about a mile to the southeast. To the west, there is a beautiful range of hills, part of which is covered with wood, and part affords excellent pasturage for sheep and cattle. From the top of these hills is seen, in great beauty and splendour, the town of Dumfries, which to the eye of the beholder, lies immediately below.... It extends from east to west about 5 miles, and at an average is about 3 in breadth. Its boundaries are, Holywood on the north; Troqueer on the south and east; Lochrutton on the west; and Kirkpatrick-Irongray on the north-west. " (Rev. George Heron, Minister) New Statistical Account, Blackwood.
The following piece is interesting since there is a family story of James Laurie arriving in Edinburgh armed with some silver bagpipes. It can't possibly be this James Laurie who features in the story, but the family tale may have been distorted in the telling.
On New-Year's Day, 1649, the following resolution was minuted:- "The Sessioune, resenting the great dishonour done to the Lord by sundry persons in the burgh not only abusing the creatures to excess of riot thro' drinking healths, but likewise in the height of their cups do calle for the drummer to beat the drum to them at every health, as they sinistrously term it, do henceforth dischairge the drummer to answer any persone whatever in such ungodlie demands, under the paine of inflicting upon him the sharpest measure of kirk discipline, and extruding him from his place withal." Three years afterwards, when the Commonwealth was set up, and some of Cromwell's soldiers were in the town, a professional musician, named John Laurie, craved leave from the Session "to exercise his calling of piping and playing;" but though he coupled his prayer with the patriotic condition that he would undertake never to play a spring to any of the interloping English, he found the court to be mercilessly unmusical. Conceiving "his former way of living to be useless and unnecessary," the elders "discharged him from henceforth to use the same," and required that he should "betake himself to some honest and lawful way of living."
[This refers to a different James Laurie: An inventory done dated 13 Sept 1869 refers to a James Laurie, a Doctor of Medicine residing in Rankeiller st., Edinburgh who died 29th May 1869. He also left a will. This James at his death had a wife, 2 sons named Charles Knox Laurie and Thomas Cassie Laurie and an eldest son called Ebeneezer Simpson laurie, whom he completely disinherits because he's already had more than his fair share. He inherited three properties from his father: A farm in Auchencrieff, Dumfriess, a farm in Terreglestown, Dumfriess. The third was an estate, with land, and included the Red Lion Inn - called LaurieKnowe. Post Office Directories: 1844-45 Rev James Laurie, city missionary, 6 Huntly Street 1852-3 Rev. James Laurie, city missionary, 4 Rankeillor Street.

Born: Terregles, Kirkcudbright, Dumfriesshire, Scotland 1788 Baptised: Dumfries, Dumfries., Scotland, 15th Jun 1788
Died: Edinburgh, Scotland 21st Jun 1852 Buried: West Wall, Edinburgh, Scotland 1852
Family:
Laurie
  formerly of Scotland

Ancestors
[ Patrilineage | Matrilineage | Earliest Ancestors | Force | Force2 | Set Relationship | Relationship | Options ]

1.
Rev.Mr. James 
Laurie
  (Lawrie)
(
Somerville
) 1788 - 1852
2.
James 
Laurie
* ante 1770
 

Siblings


1.
Francis 
Laurie
* 1791

Spouses



1. Elgin, Moray, , Scotland 12th Jun 1827
Jane/Jean 
Somerville
(
Laurie
) 1801 - 1869

Descendants
[ Options ]

a.
Jane/Jean 
Somerville
(
Laurie
) 1801 - 1869
1.
Mary M.G. 
Laurie
(
Gordon
) 1828 - post 1861
1a.
James 
Gordon
(
Laurie
) 1824 - post 1861
1.1.
George 
Gordon
1855 - post 1861
1.2.
James 
Gordon
1856 - post 1861
1.3.
William 
Gordon
1857 - post 1861
1.4.
Mary 
Gordon
1860 - post 1861
2.
Simon Somerville (Tae) 
Laurie
(
Hibburd
,
Struthers
) 1829 - 1909
2a.
Catherine (Kate) Ann 
Hibburd
(
Laurie
) 1827 - 1895
2.1.
Prof. Arthur (Coco) Pillans 
Laurie
(
Gibson
) 1861 - 1949 ...
2.2.
Katherine (Kitty/Kate) Ann 
Laurie
(
Hamilton-Bruce
) 1863 - 1928 ...
2.3.
Prof. Malcolm 
Laurie
(
Phillips
) 1866 - 1932 ...
2.4.
Margaret (Madge) Jean Somerville 
Laurie
(
Collie
) 1870 - 1955 ...
3.
James Stuart 
Laurie
(
Mylrea
) 1832 - 1904
3a. ?
3.1.
Elizabeth 
Laurie
1861 - post 1901
3b.
Emily Serafina 
Mylrea
(
Laurie
) 1854 - 1902
3.2.
Walter John Somerville 
Laurie
1878 - post 1881
3.3.
Rolland Carfrae 
Laurie
(
Mahar
) 1880 - post 1910
4.
Francis (Frank) 
Laurie
1833 - post 1851
5.
Jane Somerville Rowbotham 
Laurie
(
Collie
) 1834 - 1867
5a.
Alexander (Alex) Mackintosh 
Collie
(
Laurie
) 1824 - 1870
5.1.
Maj. Alexander Thomas Macintosh (Tosh) 
Collie
(
Laurie
) 1856 - 1919 ...
5.2.
James Laurie 
Collie
(
Gray
) 1857 - post 1930 ...
5.3.
Alfred Somerville 
Collie
1858 - 1930
5.4.
John 
Collie
1860 - post 1930
5.5.
Jane Rowbotham Somerville 
Collie
1861 - 1876
5.6.
Robert Anderson 
Collie
* 1863
5.7.
Adam Lind 
Collie
1864 - post 1881
5.8.
Herbert Edward 
Collie
1865 - 1865
5.9.
Mary Gordon 
Collie
* 1866
6.
Helen 
Laurie
(
Robertson
) c. 1836 - post 1853
7.
Alexander 
Laurie
c. 1837 - post 1851
8.
Thomas (Tom) 
Laurie
(
Werner
) 1840 - 1906
8a.
Marie Julia (Julia) Antoinette 
Werner
(
Smith
,
Laurie
) 1833 - 1903
8.1.
Eva 
Laurie
1861 - post 1881
8.2.
Thomas 
Werner Laurie
  formerly Laurie
(
Neame
,
Calderwood
,
Blackshaw
) 1865 - 1944 ...
8.3.
Guy Somerville 
Laurie
1866 - post 1881
8.4.
Maxwell 
Laurie
(
White
) 1868 - 1951 ...
8.5.
Herbert (Bertie) 
Laurie
1869 - 1881
8.6.
Julia Alice (Alice) 
Laurie
(
Schmidt
) 1870 - post 1891
8.7.
Gertrude 
Laurie
* 1871
Sources

Census

Timeline


15th Jun 1788Baptised (baptism) Dumfries, Dumfries., Scotland
1788Born (birth) Terregles, Kirkcudbright, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
27th May 1827MARB/ROLE FIANCE Dumfries, Dumfries., Scotland
12th Jun 1827Married
Jane/Jean 
Somerville
(
Laurie
) 1801 - 1869 (marriage) Elgin, Moray, Scotland
6th Jun 1841Head of household in 1841 census (census) Edinburgh, Scotland
31st Mar 1851Head of household in 1851 census (census) Edinburgh, Scotland
21st Jun 1852Died (death) Edinburgh, Scotland
1852Buried (burial) Edinburgh, Scotland
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