Immediately below is the list of Deceased Ministers and Probationers of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland. A list of Deceased Divinity Students appears after this.
Donald Bannerman (c.1835-1919) born Helmsdale; schoolmaster in Canada; received as probationer (but not eligible for calls) 19th October 1894; admitted to standing of probationer in FPC 7th July 1896 (FPM, Vol. 1 p. 145); missionary Daviot and Kilmorack (1899)-1919; died 28th August 1919 aged 84; buried Helmsdale (obituary FPM, Vol. 24, p. 191). [‘His preaching was mainly experimental and was much appreciated by the Lord’s people.’]
Archibald Beaton (1900-1960) born 4th February 1900, Kyleakin, Skye; son of John Beaton and Kate Macdonald; merchant navy; received as student by Southern Presbytery 1927; BA(?) Glasgow University c.1930; licensed 11th July 1933; ordained and inducted 16th November 1933, Gairloch 1933-6th January 1960; Moderator of Synod 1942, 1955; married; died 6th January 1960; buried Gairloch, (obituary FPM, Vol. 66 (1961), pp. 114-8).
Donald Beaton (1872-1953) born 23rd October 1872, Craigengelt, near Kilsyth; son of Donald Beaton, Uisken, Ross of Mull, and Margaret MacInnes; educated College St. Public School, Dumbarton; Kilsyth Academy (Marshall Trust Bursar); Allan Glen’s School, Glasgow; Glasgow University; licensed 6th July 1896; ordained and inducted 6th February 1901, Wick 1901-1930; Oban 23rd November 1930-21st September 1948; Moderator of Synod November 1905, 1938; Clerk of Synod 1922-1935; Editor FPM 1921-1949; Editor YPM 1936-1949; Tutor (appointed 5th July 1898) 1899-1952; Clerk of Northern Presbytery 1896-1929; publications Scottish Heroines of the Faith (Glasgow, 1909); Ecclesiastical History of Caithness (Wick, 1909); Some Noted Ministers of the Northern Highlands (Inverness, 1929); Memoir of Donald Macfarlane (Inverness, 1929); Memoir of Neil Cameron (Inverness, 1932); Foundation Truths of the Reformed Faith (London, 1938), etc. (see FPM obituary), sermon in Free Presbyterian Pulpit, 1961; married; d. 12th November 1953; buried New Cemetery, Dornoch, (DSCHT; FPM, Vol. 58 (1954), pp. 319-327).
Douglas B. Beattie (c.1934-2002) born Aberdeen; licensed by Western Presbytery 1st August 1972; ordained and inducted 12th September 1972, Plockton 1972-1976; Vancouver October 1976-1989; APC 1989; died 23rd February 2002.
Dugald Smith Cameron ( -1942) born Sunart, Argyll; student 1896; licensed by Northern Presbytery 16th September 1901; ordained and inducted 22nd November 1901, Halkirk 1901-1904; Tain 10th May 1904-6th August 1906; Free Church 8th August 1906; died 9th February 1942; buried Lamlash Cemetery, Arran.
Neil Cameron (1854-1932) born 26th August 1854, Kilninver near Oban; son of James Cameron and Flora Macdiarmid; educated Kilchoan Public School, Ardnamurchan, and Onich; Edinburgh University, New College, and Glasgow University; licensed at Strathcarron 9th December 1895; ordained and inducted 9th January 1896, St Jude’s, Glasgow 1896-1932; Moderator of Synod December 1908, July 1909, 1921; publications Extracts from Diary of J. R. Anderson; Ministers and Men of the Free Presbyterian Church (ed. Roy Middleton, 1993); sermon in Free Presbyterian Pulpit, 1961; died 9th March 1932; buried Cathcart, Glasgow, (Memoir etc. by D. Beaton (Inverness, 1932); DSCHT).
Donald Campbell (1908-1983) born 3rd January 1908, Skinnidin, Skye; son of Alexander Campbell and Flora Campbell; educated Portree High School and Edinburgh University MA; licensed by Western Presbytery 27th July 1942; ordained and inducted 20th October 1942, Raasay 1942-1947; Stornoway 29th January 1947-1951; Edinburgh 13th December 1951-1983; Moderator of Synod 1953, 1974; twice married; died 20th November 1983; buried Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh, (FPM, Vol. 89 (1984), pp. 389-390; Vol. 92 (1987), pp. 76-82).
Donald Macleod Campbell (1931-2000) born 13th February 1931, Lionel, Ness; Edinburgh University; licensed, ordained, and inducted 22nd August 1961; Zenka 1961-1972 (asked to resign); Shieldaig 1976-c.1982; Chesley, Canada 1982-1987; Moderator of Synod 1979; deposed 31st March 1987; married; died 30th September 2000; buried Chesley.
Hugh MacLean Cartwright (1943-2011) born 22nd October 1943, Motherwell; Aberdeen University MA; licensed Free Church 17th June 1969; ordained Free Church 15th August 1969; received from Free Church May 1998; Edinburgh 2nd October 1998-2011; Tutor 1999-2011; Moderator of Synod 2003; married; publications; died 20th September 2011; buried Morningside, Edinburgh. Obituary at this link.
Angus Cattanach (c.1925- 2011) born Edinburgh; son of Ewen Cattanach and Jessie Jamieson; educated George Heriot’s School and Edinburgh University MA 1949; licensed by Southern Presbytery 21st November 1950; ordained Glasgow 16th January 1951 to pastoral charge of Ingwenya; recalled by Synod May 1951; South Harris 6th December 1955-1979; Staffin 1988-1993; Skye Presbytery noted his demission 9th February (FPM, Vol. 98 (1993), p. 126); Moderator of Synod 1966; APC 1993; died 14th March 2011.
John Colquhoun (1896-1976) born 4th September 1896, Leinish, Calbost, Glendale, Skye; son of Duncan Colquhoun and Marion Morrison; received as student by Southern Presbytery 1927; Glasgow University and University College, London; licensed by Southern Presbytery 11th July 1933; ordained and inducted 28th September 1933, Glendale 1933-1974; Moderator of Synod 1939, 1962; edited FPM and YPM 1940-42 during D. Beaton’s absence abroad; clerk of Western Presbytery 1948- ; publications Free Offer of Gospel (1947), The Sacrament of Baptism (1950); died 17th February 1976; buried Tomnahurich Cemetery, Inverness, (FPM, Vol. 83 (1978), pp. 214-218).
Bekitemba B. Dube ( -1991) ordained and inducted 12th October 1978, Zenka 1978-1991; died 5th February 1991.
James S. Fraser (1913-1959) born 17th May 1913, Strathpeffer; son of Samuel Fraser and Elizabeth Cameron; educated Fodderty Public School, Dingwall Academy, Glasgow University M.A.; licensed and ordained at Dingwall 10th June 1947, Southern Rhodesia 1947-1959; died 28th March 1959; buried Ingwenya, (Life by A. McPherson, 1967).
Malcolm Gillies (1885-1945) born 8th September 1885, Glasgow; son of Duncan Gillies and Christina MacDonald; licensed and ordained by Southern Presbytery as minister to Canadian Mission 20th September 1920, Halkirk 24th August 1921-1925; Stornoway 30th March 1925-1945; Moderator of Synod 1922; publications Fragments and Sermons, 1987, sermon in Free Presbyterian Pulpit, 1961; died 25th September 1945; buried Sandwick, (Memoir in Fragments and Sermons).
Donald Graham (1859-1927) born 4th January 1859, Drumbeg, Assynt; missionary Lochinver (1899)-1902 (see FPM, Vol. 7, p. 286); licensed at Lochcarron 10th September 1905; ordained and inducted 8th November 1905, Shieldaig and Lochcarron 1905-1927; died 5th March 1927; buried Lochcarron, (FPM, Vol. 32 (1927), pp. 194-6).
William Grant (1886-1976) born 8th June 1886, Evelix, Dornoch; son of Alexander Grant and Margaret Campbell; educated Dornoch Academy and Glasgow University; licensed by Southern Presbytery 14th September 1925; ordained and inducted 29th June 1926, Halkirk and Helmsdale 1926-13th October 1964; Moderator of Synod 1931, 1959; died 26th January 1976; buried Kiltearn, (Rev. William Grant by Margaret Campbell, 1978; FPM, Vol.83 (1978), pp. 49-54).
Alexander Macaskill (1895-1982) born 22nd February 1895, Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist; son of Alexander Macaskill, missionary, and Christina MacCorquodale; left school aged 14; studied at London University; licensed by Western Presbytery 10th August 1937; ordained and inducted 25th October 1937, Lochinver 1937-1982; Moderator of Synod 1948; died 15th December 1982; buried Portree, (FPM, Vol. 89 (1984), pp. 150-154) [grandmother was sister of Rev. D. Macdonald]. Mr MacAskill’s obituary appears at this link.
Donald John Macaskill (1909-1995) born 30th July 1909, Stornoway; son of John Graham Macaskill and Catherine Maciver; educated Nicholson Institute and Glasgow University M.A.; licensed by Outer Isles Presbytery 2nd October 1934; ordained and inducted 12th December 1934, South Harris 1934-1948; North Uist 1948-1955; Lochcarron 16th August 1955-1961; Raasay 14th March 1961-1965; Uig 13th December 1965-1974; Moderator of Synod 1951; publication The International Situation (pamphlet, ); died 8th March 1995; buried Sandwick, Lewis, (FPM, Vol. 101 (1996), pp. 365-369) [descended from Alexander MacIver of Ranish, on his mother’s side].
Donald Macdonald (1825-1901) born Langash, North Uist; licensed by Free Church Presbytery of Skye and Uist 2nd May 1866; ordained and inducted 25th April 1872, Shieldaig 1872-1901; Spiritual Hymns (Gaelic, Glasgow, 1857), The False Teachers (Gaelic, n.p, n.d.), sermon in Free Presbyterian Pulpit, 1961; died 20th August 1901; buried Applecross, (Memoir and Remains by D. Macfarlane (1903); DSCHT; wife’s obituary FPM, Vol. 14, pp. 187-8; articles by Rev. J. Goldby in FPM, Vol. 109, March-August 2004).
Donald MacDonald (1952-2019) born Scourie; son of Alexander MacDonald, missionary; Open University; missionary South Harris 1983–2000; missionary North Uist 2000-2004; licensed by Outer Isles Presbytery 30th November 2004; ordained and inducted by Outer Isles Presbytery 14th February 2005, North Uist 2005-2017; Staffin 24th October 2017-2019; died 31st October 2019.
Donald A. Macdonald ( -1990) ordained in Free Church 10th September 1942; received from Free Church May 1966; Kames 8th May 1969-1975(6?); (APC 1989); died 11th October 1990; buried Fodderty [wife Catherine S. Budge; son John (gravestone)].
Donald John Macdonald (1931-2015) born 24th December 1931, Uig, Lewis; educated Nicolson Institute and Aberdeen University; history teacher; ordained and inducted 24th November 1970, Portnalong 1970-1979; Perth 1979-1989; Uig 1989-1996; Dornoch 1996-2008; retired 30th November 2008; Moderator of Synod 1990, 2001; Free Presbyterians and the Requiem Mass, 1989, with D.M. Boyd, R. Middleton; died 8th March 2015; buried Inverness.
Donald Malcolm Macdonald (1882-1968) born 4th September 1882, Stornoway; son of John Macdonald, clothier in Stornoway, and Margaret Mackenzie; educated Nicholson Institute and Glasgow University; received as student by Western Presbytery 28th August 1903; Aberdeen Grammar School 1903-4 in Classical IV; licensed and ordained by Northern Presbytery at Wick 24th April 1914 as Missionary to Canada; returned October 1915, and was Missionary in London; North Uist 1st August 1916-1919; Portree 8th July 1919-30th September 1948 (resigned through ill-health); Moderator of Synod 1926; died 1st September 1968; buried Tomnahurich Cemetery, Inverness, (FPM, Vol. 74 (1969), pp. 168-171).
Donald Roderick Macdonald (1887-1963) born 3rd November 1887, Shieldaig; son of John Macdonald and May Macdonald; educated Shieldaig Public School, Ripley (Ontario) Continuation School, Chesley (Ontario) High School, and Glasgow University; licensed by Southern Presbytery 12th January 1926; ordained and inducted 20th March 1927, Tarbert 1927-1951; Shieldaig 29th November 1951-1963; Moderator of Synod 1940; died 7th March 1963; buried Lochcarron, (FPM, Vol. 68 (1963), pp. 28-9).
Fraser MacDonald (1924-2013) born 14th December 1924, Oban; Edinburgh University MA; licensed 10th June 1952; ordained and inducted 27th August 1952, North Tolsta 1952-1966; Portree 21st June 1966-30th April 2006; Moderator of Synod 1956, 1976; died 29th April 2013. Obituary at this link.
John Macdonald (1925-2000) born 4th October 1925, North Tolsta; ordained and inducted 26th August 1969, Staffin 1969-1981; North Tolsta 5th February 1981-1991; Moderator of Synod 1983; died 25th November 2000; buried North Tolsta, (FPM, Vol. 107 (2002), pp. 24-25); [wife Annie Maclean, died 2nd December 2000]. Obituary at this link.
John Angus MacDonald (1910-1994) born 16th August (July?) 1910, Drinishader, Harris; son of Donald MacDonald and Mary Ann MacLeod; licensed by Outer Isles Presbytery 5th July 1939; ordained and inducted 12th September 1939, Uig 1939-1947; Applecross 10th September 1947-1954; Raasay 26th August 1954-1960; Fort William 14th December 1960-1988; Moderator of Synod 1950, 1972; died 16th June 1994; buried Kilvean Cemetery, Inverness, (FPM, Vol. 100 (1995), pp. 117-122).
Roderick Macdonald (1899-1974) born 20th August 1899, Applecross; son of Murdo Macdonald and Catherine Gillanders; Edinburgh University and London School of Tropical Medicine; ordained 15th August 1928 as medical missionary; Southern Rhodesia 1928-1948 (resigned 1950); Vancouver (inducted by Southern Presbytery in Glasgow) 16th January 1951-1974; Moderator of Synod 1937; died 22nd February (?1st March) 1974 (FPM, Vol. 79 (1974), p. 126).
Donald Macfarlane (1834-1926) born Vallay, North Uist; son of Donald Macfarlane and Elizabeth MacDonald; licensed by Free Church Presbytery of Skye and Uist at Snizort 24th June 1874; ordained and inducted 6th January 1876, Strathconon 1876-1879; Moy 1879-1888; Kilmallie 1888-1893; Raasay 1893-1903; Dingwall 8th May 1903-1926; Moderator of Synod 1917, 1920; publications – see Memoir; sermon in Free Presbyterian Pulpit, 1961; died 4th November 1926; buried Mitchell Hill, Dingwall, (Memoir, Diary, and Remains by D. Beaton (Inverness, 1929); DSCHT). Sketch of his life at this link.
Donald Alexander Macfarlane (1889-1979) born 30th March 1889, Raasay; son of Alexander Macfarlane, schoolmaster, and Ellen MacColl; educated Raasay Public School, Kingussie High School, Glasgow University; licensed by Northern Presbytery at Wick 24th April 1914; ordained and inducted 14th (or Monday 17th?) August 1914, Creich, Bonar, Lairg, and Dornoch 1914-1921; Oban 15th June 1921-1930; Dingwall 15th May 1930-1973; Moderator of Synod 1925, 1946; tutor 1933(2?6?)-1953, spent a year in London studying languages when appointed; publication Miss Harriet MacDonald, Dingwall, and her Father (Inverness, 1941); died 25th October 1979; buried Mitchell Hill, Dingwall, (I Shall Arise, ed. J Tallach, 1984; FPM, Vol. 85 (1980), pp. 151-5).
Roderick Macinnes (1884-1971) born 1st March 1884, Broadford, Skye; son of John Macinnes and Mary Anderson; Edinburgh University and Free Church College; received as FP student by Western Presbytery 1st October 1912; assisted in preparation of Archibald Cook’s Gaelic Sermons, 1916; involved in disputes in North Uist April 1921 and February 1922; suspended as student by Western Presbytery 1922 (FPM, Vol. 36 (1931), pp. 99-100); left to Free Church, then the Church of Scotland; licensed in Church of Scotland 25th June 1924; ordained and inducted in Church of Scotland 9th (or 19th) July 1924; received back from Church of Scotland 1931, Uig 1931-1936; rejoined Church of Scotland 1941; retired to Raasay; died 5th February 1971; buried Durness (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, Vol. 7, p. 171). [first wife Marion (d.1944) a sister of Rev. Alex. Macaskill; second wife a sister of Rev. J.P. MacQueen; daughter by first wife married to Rev. Alasdair Johnston (FCC)].
Neil MacIntyre (1867-1953) born 15th February 1867, Lochieside, Kilmallie; son of James MacIntyre and Mary MacMaster (mentioned in By-Paths of Highland Church History, p. 31, first paragraph); educated Banavie and Fort William Public Schools, Glasgow University; licensed by Northern Presbytery 9th August 1899; ordained and inducted 11th October 1899, Glendale 1899-1908; Stornoway 17th June 1908-1923; Edinburgh 31st May 1923-January 1950; Moderator of Synod July 1902, December 1912, 1925, 1941; sermon in Free Presbyterian Pulpit, 1961; died 11th September 1953; buried Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh, (FPM, Vol. 59 (1954), pp. 1-9).
Alexander MacKay (c.1888-1955) b. Strathy Point; son of Donald MacKay and Charlotte MacNicol; educated Strathy Public School, Royal Academy, Inverness, and Glasgow University MA c.1909; licensed by Southern Presbytery 4th October 1912; ordained and inducted 28th November 1912, Oban 1912-1921; Moderator of Synod 1916; deposed 26th December 1921 (FPM, Vol. 26, p. 316); died February 1955.
Angus Mackay (1919-1998) born 1st June 1919, Ness; Edinburgh University; licensed 30th June 1953; ordained and inducted 12th August 1953, North Harris 1953-1985; Moderator of Synod 1961, 1980; died 1st October 1998; buried Lochcarron, (FPM, Vol. 104 (1999), pp. 140-145). Obituary at this link.
Angus Finlay Mackay (1908-1996) born 28th June 1908, Portsmouth; son of Donald Mackay and Alexandrina Matheson; educated Dingwall Academy, Glasgow University MA; licensed by Southern Presbytery 23rd September (October?) 1935; ordained and inducted 24th September 1935, Applecross 1935-1947; Inverness 8th January 1947-1987; Moderator of Synod 1945, 1969, 1984; Assistant Tutor 1946; Tutor 1952-1981; buried Tomnahurich Cemetery, Inverness, (FPM, Vol. 101 (1996), pp. 304-307).
George Mackay ( -1944) b. Clashchraggan, Lybster; Glasgow University and Assembly’s College, Belfast; licensed by Northern Presbytery at Portree 8th August 1897; ordained and inducted 18th January 1898, Stornoway 1898-1905; Moderator of Synod November 1899; Free Church 19th December 1905; died 24th May 1944; buried Fearn (Free Church Fasti; Alastair Phillips, My Uncle George, 1984).
John Robertson Mackay (1865-1939) born 25th July 1865, Strathy Point, Sutherland; son of William Mackay and Jean Robertson; St Andrews University 1885-7, New College, Edinburgh 1888-91(?); licensed Raasay 28th July 1893; ordained and inducted 11th October 1893, Gairloch 1893-1900; Inverness 24th January 1900-1918; Moderator of Synod December 1907, July 1908; Clerk of Synod 1896-1897; Tutor 1897-1918; Free Church 1918; publications The Inquisition: The Reformation: The Counter-Reformation (Inverness, 1911), Armageddon (Inverness, 1915), The Free Church and the Free Presbyterian Church: The Question of Their Union Discussed (Inverness, 1918), etc.; died 6th May 1939; buried Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh, (DSCHT; obituary (pdf) in FCMR August 1939).
Allan Mackenzie (1857-1926) born 16th February 1857, Poolewe; Edinburgh University; New College 1889-90(?); licensed 14th August 1893; ordained and inducted 22nd November 1893, Inverness 1893-1897; Church of Scotland 1900; publications; died 15th May 1926 (Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, Vol.7, p. 99) [cousin of Rev. Roderick Mackenzie; ‘tall and spare of physique, he has a good presence in the pulpit and an effective delivery’].
Duncan Mackenzie (1858-1930) born Braenault, Ardnamurchan; Glasgow University; Free Presbyterian student 1894; licensed 23rd October 1905; ordained and inducted 21st February 1906, Gairloch 1906-1921; Kames 29th September 1921-1930; died 17th September 1930; buried Kilbride, (Ministers and Men of the Free Presbyterian Church).
Roderick Mackenzie (1864-1958) born 16th December 1864, Kishorn, Lochcarron; Glasgow University; licensed January 1895; ordained and inducted 25th March 1896, Portree 1896-1898; admitted to Kintail Church of Scotland 16th March 1898; died 22nd July 1958 [cousin of Rev. Allan Mackenzie and nephew of Rev. Murdo Mackenzie, Inverness; took Portree pulpit Bible with him, which is now in Church of Scotland in Resolis, where he was minister].
Roderick Mackenzie (1893-1972) born 5th July 1893, Laxdale, Stornoway; Glasgow University M.A.; licensed 10th August 1923; Gairloch 15th October 1923(1?)-1932; Glasgow 7th December 1932-1944; Moderator of Synod 1927; resigned charge 31st October 1944; connexion severed 1945; died August 1972; buried Cathcart, Glasgow.
John Maclachlan (1876-1933) born Fort William district; Glasgow University; licensed 17th March 1923; ordained and inducted 30th July 1923, North Uist 1923-1933; Moderator of Synod 1929; died 4th August 1933; buried Kilmallie, (FPM, Vol. 38 (1933), pp. 252-5).
Donald MacLean (1915-2010) born 3rd June 1915, Glasgow; licensed 29th June 1948; ordained and inducted 22nd December 1948, Portree 1948-1960; St Jude’s, Glasgow 14th June 1960-2000; Moderator of Synod 1958, 1992, 1993; Clerk of Synod 1977-1989; Editor YPM 1949-1957; Tutor 1957-1986; died 13th August 2010; buried Glasgow. Obituary at this link.
Donald Alexander Maclean (1923-1999) born 21st June 1923, North Uist; Glasgow University MA; licensed 12th May 1953; ordained 3rd June 1953 Ingwenya; recalled by Synod May 1955; Portnalong 1957-1965; Halkirk and Helmsdale 30th November 1965-31st October 1982; Moderator of Synod 1967; Church of Scotland c.1982; buried Tore. [wife Jessie Fraser].
Duncan Maclean (1935-2006) born 5th March 1935, Strome, Lochcarron; licensed by Southern Presbytery 20th June 1972; ordained and inducted 23rd August 1972, North Tolsta 1972-1979; South Harris October 1979-1985; suspended autumn 1985; died 23rd September 2006; buried Lochcarron [twice married, obituary Glasgow Herald, 5th October 2006].
William Maclean (1907-1985) born 8th April 1907, Lochcarron; Glasgow University M.A.; missionary in Ness 1941; licensed 29th June 1948; ordained and inducted 18th August 1948, Ness 1948-1962; Gisborne, New Zealand 7th November 1962-1973; Grafton, Australia 1973-1976; Ness 1976-1985; Moderator of Synod 1952; publications The Providential Preservation of the Greek Text of the NT; Arminianism – Another Gospel (1965); Christ or Antichrist – Facts for Enquirers; In the Footsteps of the Flock, A Memorial to Rev. Walter Scott; Rome: Her Lies Exposed, Her Doom Foretold; died 1st June 1985; buried Ness, (FPM, Vol. 90 (1985), pp. 378-85).
Donald A. Maclennan (c. 1941-2020) b. Finsbay; ordained and inducted 5th August 1975, Uig 1975-1981; Staffin 1981-1986; demitted 28th February 1986; Church of Scotland; died 17th February 2020 [son of Alexander Maclennan, missionary].
Alexander Donald MacLeod (1910-1993) born 5th January 1910, Stornoway; Glasgow University 1934-37; licensed 20th June 1939; ordained and inducted 26th October 1939, Shieldaig and Lochcarron 1939-1945; demitted November/December 1945 over Mackenzie case; took services in Glasgow Relief FP congregation; minister of Rev. E. MacQueen’s congregation, Inverness; editor of ‘Free Presbyterian Witness’ 1949- ; Church of Scotland 1956; died 18th October 1993 [assisted at Rev. R. Mackenzie’s last communion at St Jude’s].
Donald Macleod (1884-1937) born 31st October 1884, Crulivaig, Uig, Lewis; licensed 17th September 1927; ordained and inducted 14th March 1928, Shieldaig and Lochcarron 1928-1937; died 22nd March 1937; buried Lochcarron, (FPM, Vol. 42 (1937), pp. 61-3).
Donald Beaton Macleod (1929-1995) born Dornoch, 16th October 1929; son of Rev. Finlay Macleod (below); Edinburgh University MA; licensed 26th July 1960; ordained and inducted 4th October 1960, Kinlochbervie 1960-1962; London 23rd October 1962-1971; Lairg and Bonar Bridge 17th March 1971-1976; Dingwall 1976-1991; Edinburgh 1991-1995; Editor FPM 1970-1995; Moderator of Synod 1973, 1986; Clerk of Synod 1990-1995; Tutor 1978-1995; died 16th January 1995; buried Morningside Cemetery, Edinburgh, (FPM Vol. 100 (1995), pp. 357-363).
Donald Malcolm MacLeod (1920-1978) born 8th November 1920, Glasgow (Raasay parentage); Edinburgh University; licensed 4th October 1955; ordained and inducted 17th January 1956, Lairg and Bonar Bridge 1956-1961; Stornoway 19th September 1961-1968; Auckland, New Zealand 1968-1978; Moderator of Synod 1965; Editor YPM 1957-1968; died 21st June 1978; buried Papakura, NZ, (FP Synod Proceedings, May 1979, pp. 104-5; FPM, Vol. 83 (1978), pp. 332-4; Vol. 85 (1980), pp. 246-50).
Donald Norman Macleod (1872-1967) born 29th September 1872, Eval, North Uist; Edinburgh University; licensed and ordained 1st June 1908; Harris 3rd August 1911-1924; Ullapool 9th July 1924-1967; died 5th April 1967; buried Morefield Cemetery, Ullapool. A sketch of his life at this link.
Finlay Macleod (1892-1956) born 3rd August 1892, Kishorn; licensed 11th August 1926; ordained and inducted 5th October 1926, Dornoch and Rogart 1926-1956; Moderator of Synod 1930; died 7th May 1956; buried New Cemetery, Dornoch, (FPM Vol.62 (1957) pp. 209-213). [father of Rev. D.B. Macleod above].
James Macleod (1883-1963) born 18th December 1883, Raasay; licensed 16th April 1919; ordained 17th June 1919; Glendale 7th September 1920-1932; Greenock 26th January 1932-1963; Moderator of Synod 1923, 1935, 1936, 1954; died 8th January 1963; buried Dunvegan, (FPM, Vol. 67 (1963), pp. 355-6; Vol. 68, p. 225) [wife Margaret F. Porteous, of Episcopalian stock from Glasgow, and owned Vatten House, completely deaf].
John Macleod (1872-1948) born 25th March 1872, Fort William; Aberdeen University MA; New College 1890-92 (Life 1891??); licensed, ordained, and inducted 14th September 1897, Lochbroom 1897-1901; Kames 10th January 1901-1905; Moderator of Synod November 1904 and July 1905; Clerk of Synod 1897-1905; Tutor 1897-1898; Free Church 19th December 1905; publications; died 11th July 1948; bur. Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh, (Life by G.N.M. Collins).
Lachlan Macleod (1918-1998) born 24th November 1918, Roag, Skye; licensed 30th June 1953; ordained and inducted 29th July 1953, Uig 1953-1965; Greenock 3rd March 1965-1993; Moderator of Synod 1964, 1989; died 26th October 1998; buried Lochcarron, (FPM, Vol. 105 (2000), pp. 139-145). Obituary at this link.
Alexander McPherson (1915-2000) born 25th August 1915, Glasgow; Rhodesia Mission March 1947; licensed 27th June 1961; ordained and inducted 12th September 1961, Dornoch 1961-1967; Farr 29th August 1967-1979; London 4th August 1979-1992; Perth 27th March 1992-2000; Moderator of Synod 1977, 1982, 1995; Editor YPM 1968-1984; wife Jenny died 7th December 2011; publication James Fraser (BOT, 1967); died 7th December 2000; buried Perth, (FPM, Vol. 106 (2001), pp. 84-6).
Ewen MacQueen (1866-1949) born October 1866, Camastianavaig, Skye; Free Presbyterian student 1894; Glasgow University 1897; irregular student November 1898; taking services in Fraserburgh and Peterhead 1899; licensed 17th May 1901; ordained and inducted 31st July 1901; Harris 1901-1903; Lairg, Rogart, Dornoch, and Bonar 7th August 1903-1912; Kames 22nd August 1912-1919; Inverness 2nd April 1919-1938; Moderator of Synod July 1907, 1928, 1933; connexion severed 1938; died 27th November 1949; buried Tomnahurich Cemetery, Inverness.
John Peter MacQueen (1894-1961) born 17th April 1894, Achnahanaid, Skye; licensed 23rd October 1934; ordained 24th October 1934; London 26th December 1936-1961; Moderator of Synod 1943; died 13th June 1961; buried Portree, (FPM, Vol. 67 (1962), pp. 37-42)
Alexander MacColl MacRae (1867-1919) born 14th June 1867, Auchintae, Strathcarron; New College 1890-92; licensed 7th June 1894; ordained and inducted 13th November 1894, Kames 1894-1899; Portree 26th October 1899-November 1918; Moderator of Synod July 1896, November 1896; Free Church 14th November 1918; died 10th November 1919, (FPM, Vol. 24, pp. 280-2)
Malcolm MacSween (1904-1978) born 10(18?)th January 1904, Strond, Harris; son of William MacSween, missionary; Glasgow University; licensed 12th August 1941; ordained and inducted 27th July 1942, Portnalong 1942-1956; Oban 19th December 1956-1978; Moderator of Synod 1949; Tutor 1952-1978; died 29th March 1978; buried Pennyfuir Cemetery, Oban, (FPM, Vol. 83 (1978), pp. 167-168; Vol. 85 (1980), pp. 85-89).
John Martin (1913-1964) born 19th April 1913, Northton, Harris; Glasgow University; licensed 2nd August 1960; ordained and inducted 13th September 1960, Staffin 1960-1964; died 25th December 1964; buried Borve, Harris, (FPM, Vol. 71 (1966), pp. 245-247).
Donald John Matheson (1890-1962) born 11th September 1890, Strond, Harris; son of Donald Matheson, missionary; licensed 30th November 1926; ordained and inducted 28th December 1926, Lairg 1926-1946; St Jude’s, Glasgow 20th September 1946-1960; Farr 13th January 1960-1962; Moderator of Synod 1932; died 4th July 1962; buried Dunlichity, (FPM, Vol. 67 (1962), pp. 248-9; p. 335) [brother of Norman Matheson below].
Norman Matheson (1876-1952) born October 1876, Kindram, Kilmuir, Skye; son of Donald Matheson, missionary; Glasgow University; licensed 10th January 1906; ordained and inducted 18th December 1906, Halkirk 1906- 31st January (or 10th January) 1920; joined Free Church 3rd March 1920; died 26th April 1952; buried Kilmorack Cemetery. [brother of D.J. Matheson above. His son James Gunn Matheson (1912-2007) was Moderator of the Church of Scotland – a liberal].
William Matheson (-1957) born Lochalsh, Ontario; Toronto University; Free Presbyterian student 1907, 1913; licensed 25th May 1917; ordained 6th August 1917; inducted Ontario 18th November 1918-1930; left 1930; died 1957; buried Lochalsh, Ontario.
Zororai Mazvabo (-2012) New Canaan 1981-2012; died 17th April 2012 [blind]. Obituary at this link.
Alexander Morrison (1925-1999) born 11th May 1925, Europie, Ness; Edinburgh University; licensed 21st July 1959; ordained and inducted 4th November 1959, North Uist 1959-1999; Moderator of Synod 1971; died 6th March 1999; buried Ness, (FPM, Vol. 104 (1999), pp. 330-334). Obituary at this link.
Murdo Morrison (1877-1947) born 24th March 1877, Balantrushal, Barvas, Lewis; Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen 1902 (FPM, Vol. 7, p. 286); licensed 27th October 1908; ordained and inducted 14th January 1909; Glendale 1909-1913; Lochinver 23rd July 1913-34; Raasay 19th April 1934-1935; Moderator of Synod 1918; died 8th January 1947; buried Lochinver, (FPM, Vol.52 p. 70) [married to sister of Rev. Roderick Macinnes; lost sons aged 21 and 22; retired, through ill-health, to Tain].
Alfred Mpofu (1932-1987) ordained and inducted 6th February 1982, Bulawayo 1982-1987; died 17th March 1987.
Petros Mzamo (1918-2012) born 1st or 2nd Oct 1918, Ingwenya; licensed and ordained 16th May 1957; Mbuma (1962)-17th October 2006; Moderator of Synod 1963; died 7th July 2012. Obituary at this link.
Aaron Ndebele (1925-2004) born 25th August 1925; ordained and inducted 2nd June 1966, Ingwenya 1966-2001; Moderator of Synod 1986; died 24th June 2004; buried Bulawayo. Obituary at this link.
Donald Nicolson (1911-2001) born 23rd August 1911, Calbost, South Lochs; lay-preacher Dundonnel, Tiree, and North Uist; Free Church College 1950-53; licensed Free Church 1953; assistant to Kenneth MacRae, Free Church Stornoway; received from Free Church 1967; ordained and inducted 2nd August 1967, North Tolsta 1967-11th March 1969; Raasay 22nd December 1970-1978; Glendale 25th April 1978-April 1992; Moderator of Synod 1981; unmarried; died 11th February 2001; buried Gravir, (Stornoway Gazette February 2001; FPM, Vol. 107 (2002), pp. 84-87).
John Nicolson (1919-1977) born 25th July 1919, Glasgow; Glasgow University; licensed 17th December 1963; ordained and inducted 21st April 1964, Ness 1964-1971; Tain 1971-1977; Moderator of Synod 1975; died 24th August 1977; buried Tain, (FPM, Vol. 86 (1981), pp. 14-18).
Wallace Bruce Nicolson (1903-1984) born 9th March 1903, Skigersta, Ness; Glasgow University; licensed 3rd October 1939; ordained and inducted 22nd November 1939, North Uist 1939-30th November 1945; left Free Presbyterian Church over Protest dispute; Free Church 24th May 1946; publications; died 20th April 1984; buried Ness.
Edwin Radasi (c. 1913-c. 1980). Second son of J.B. Radasi (below). Came to Scotland in July 1932 aged 19 and studied at Ardgay school. Supplied in Kinlochbervie while a student for the ministry in the 1940s. Licensed on 17th October 1944 and ordained by Northern Presbytery in Lairg, 1st December 1944. Performed a marriage in Inshegra in c. 1945. Returned to Zimbabwe (S. Rhodesia) in April 1946. Stationed in Zenka for two years. Moved to Ingwenya in 1948. Married c. 1949, his wife being a Xosa from South Africa (with no FP connexion and dissatisfied with FP form of worship). Caught up in strife surrounding Rev. A. Cattanach in 1951-52 and in early nationalist movement. Formed a large, separate congregation at Ingwenya and severed connexion May 1953. Deposed by Synod, 21st May 1953. Continued to live near Ingwenya, ministering to congregations in the African Free Presbyterian Church of Zimbabwe until his death. He was “a very gentle, quietly spoken man who was so polite” (Miss C. Tallach). Survived by his wife, who was a powerful woman, and succeeded as minister of the congregations by a son.
John Boyana Radasi (c. 1876-1924) accepted as student 29th September 1896 (FPM, Vol. 1, p. 280); ordained 16th November 1904; Southern Rhodesia 1904-1924; letters published; died 4th November 1924; buried Ingwenya, (The Life and Labours of a Native African Missionary, by M. Macpherson (Gisborne, 1966); John Boyana Radasi, Missionary to Zimbabwe by Jean Nicolson (1996)). Four sons and two daughters. Father of Edwin Radasi (above).
Henry Robert Moshe Radcliff (1930-2002) born 5th April 1930, Vienna; ordained 17th December 1960 in Church of England; from Church of England 1969; Missionary to Jews 1970-1980; suspended 1980, connexion severed 1985; Free Church of Scotland 1988; Free Church of Scotland, Continuing 2000; died 26th September 2002; buried Linn Cemetery, Glasgow, (Presbyterian Standard, Vol. 11 (1998), pp. 22-9).
John Robertson (1830-1914) born 13th August 1830, Glasgow; (New College 1855-59??); Canada 1880-1895; licensed 3rd July 1883 Presbytery of Kingston, Ontario; ordained and inducted 1883, Albany Dutch Reformed Church in Canada 1883-18th October 1895; assistant at St Jude’s c.1898 (FPM, Vol. 3, p. 222); received as retired minister 3rd July 1900; Moderator of Synod November 1902, July 1903; died 21st December 1914; buried Glasgow Cathedral, (Ministers and Men of the Free Presbyterian Church).
John Walter Ross (1936-2002) born Kildary, Ferintosh; son of Edward Ross and Marion; RAF; received as student by Northern Presbytery 3rd April 1962; ordained and inducted 27th October 1969, Lochcarron 1969-1989; APC 1989; died 13th March 2002 aged 65; buried Lochcarron, (Irene Howat, An Irregular Candidate, (Christian Focus, 2002)).
Walter Scott (1854-1916) born 8th October 1854, Edinburgh; his brother William was an Anti-Burgher minister in Edinburgh; ordained 25th August 1892, Free Presbyterian Church of Victoria; inducted to Brushgrove-Grafton, Australia, Free Presbyterian congregation September 1895; received as minister 2nd January 1911; Canada 11th October 1912-1916; died 18th January 1916; buried Chesley, Canada, (FPM, Vol. 21, pp. 19-24; W. Maclean, In the Footsteps of the Flock: A Memorial to Rev. Walter Scott).
James Steven Sinclair (1867-1921) born 8th July 1867, Pultneytown, Wick; New College 1890-92; licensed 1893; ordained and inducted 7th April 1896; John Knox’s, Glasgow 1896-1921; Clerk of Synod 1905-1921; Editor FPM 1896-1921; Letters on Roman Catholicism (1895); Rich Gleanings from Rabbi Duncan (1925); sermon in Free Presbyterian Pulpit, 1961; died 30th May 1921; buried Cathcart Cemetery, Glasgow, (Ministers and Men of the Free Presbyterian Church; DSCHT).
Robert Ross Sinclair (1898-1997) born 2nd July 1898, Pulteneytown, Wick; son of Rev. J.S. Sinclair; Glasgow University; licensed 24th Jan 1928; assistant at St Jude’s 1928-1931; ordained and inducted 19th August 1931, Wick 1931-1989; Moderator of Synod 1970; Clerk of Synod 1935-1977; Editor FPM 1949-1969; APC 1989; died 10th February 1997; buried Wick.
Angus Smith (1928-2019) born 25th December 1928, Govan, Glasgow; licensed Free Church of Scotland 24th June 1958; ordained Free Church 4th November 1958; received as retired minister from Free Church May 1999. Died 27th August 2019.
Alexander Stewart (1870-1937) born Glen Glass, Evanton; Aberdeen University, MA; licensed 15th August 1898; ordained and inducted 20th (?30th) Sept. 1898, Oban 1898-1903; Edinburgh 19th March 1903-1905; Moderator of Assembly July 1904; Free Church 19th December 1905; publications; died 3rd April 1937; buried Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh.
Andrew Sutherland (1881-1963) born 10th October 1881, Dornoch; licensed 26th July 1910; ordained and inducted 28th September 1910, Ullapool 1910-1918; Moderator of Synod 1914; Free Church 14th November 1918; died 20th February 1963.
Samuel Fraser Tallach (1938-1998) born 13th May 1938, Kames, son of Rev. J.A. Tallach and Elizabeth (great-granddaughter of Donald Duff); Edinburgh University MA (Aberdeen?); licensed 15th Sept. 1964; ordained 1964, Canada; Broadford 1971-1980; Kinlochbervie 1980-1989; Moderator of Synod 1987; APC 1989; publications The Ides of May (1981); The Open Door (Weydale, 1996); died 3rd November 1998; buried Fodderty (Fraser, John, and David Tallach, Fraser: Not a Private Matter (Banner of Truth, 2003)).
Ian R. Tallach (1936-1979) born 10th January 1936, Ingwenya; son of Rev. John Tallach; licensed by Southern Presbytery 20th June 1972; began work in Perth 27th November 1972; ordained and inducted 6th March 1973, Dundee, Perth, and Stirling 1973-1979; publication James Durham on Schism, SRS Conference 1978; died 28th April 1979; buried Perth (FP Synod Proceedings, May 1979, p. 103).
James Andrew Tallach (1896-1960) born 3rd January 1896, Dornoch; licensed 12th October 1926; ordained 13th October 1926, Canada 1926-1928; (London 1929, six months); Kames 4th May 1931-1952; Stornoway 16th September 1952-1960; Moderator of Synod 1934, 1944, 1957; publication Sermons and Meditations (1st edn. 1962, 2nd edn. 1978); died 12th January 1960; buried Sandwick, (FPM, Vol. 65 (1961), pp. 337-342).
John Tallach (1890-1955) born 24th September 1890, Dornoch; licensed 12th September 1924; ordained 11th October 1924, Southern Rhodesia 1924-1947; Oban 13th January 1949-1955; Moderator of Synod 1933, 1947; died 30th October 1955; buried Pennyfuir Cemetery, Oban, (FPM, Vol. 60 (1956), pp. 362-8). [wife Annie, sister of Rev. R.R. Sinclair; son Rev. I.R. Tallach, above].
Donald Urquhart (1900-1943) born 21st April 1900, Inverasdale; Glasgow University; accepted as student by Southern Presbytery 14th July 1921, with view to missionary work among Jews; licensed 20th March 1928; ordained by Southern Presbytery 25th July 1928, Missionary to Jews 1928-1943 in Palestine, Winnipeg, and Glasgow; died 22nd January 1943 (FPM, Vol. 48, p. 14).
Johannes AT van Dorp (1931-2013) born 22nd July 1931, Maarssen, Netherlands; licensed by Southern Presbytery 9th September 1972; ordained and inducted 23rd August 1973, Gisborne, New Zealand 1973-2011; died 9th November 2013 (FPM, Vol. 119, pp. 87-89). Obituary at this link.
Deceased Divinity Students
Frederick Bentley, born Ireland; Newcastle; received as student by Southern Presbytery 20th May 1930; publication Authorised or Revised? (Newcastle upon Tyne, 1931, 23pp.) [signed his name in Gaelic in letters to newspapers; left abruptly in 1936 in controversial circumstances].
A. Cameron, student 1894, supplying Dumbarton.
James Cameron (1869-1964) born Achterneed; dux of Dingwall Academy; classics degree at Edinburgh University; acquired Gaelic. Free Presbyterian student 1894; missionary Strathpeffer 1895-1900; and still a missionary in December 1904 when he married Margaret MacQueen. They had three children, Ewen, David and Hugh James (d. aged eight months). Still an irregular student in 1908 but not mentioned in Northern Presbytery minutes after February of that year. He remained in the FP Church and took Free Presbyterian services in Bonar Bridge in 1930s; buried Fodderty.
Thomas Russell Cameron (1884-1982) Free Presbyterian student December 1909, May 1910, taking services in London (FPM, Vol. 14, p.288; Vol. 15, p.39); preached at Hyde Park Corner (see FP Synod Proceedings, 1969, pp. 27-8), surprised at hostile reception; turned Arminian and went to New Zealand; did a year of home mission work in Auckland for the PCNZ in 1913, but then found in Brethren circles and with the Baptists in the mid-1920s. Promoted himself greatly (see an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, 17th August 1935). A man of the same name from Auckland, NZ, received by the Free Church as minister without charge on 21st November 1934 (presumably the same man). Went from New Zealand to Australia in 1935 and gave supply in Geelong and Sydney for the PCEA. Banned from PCEA pulpits on account of Arminian theology and the division caused. Returned to New Zealand where he died in 1982.
Peter Munro Chisholm (1884-1957) born 24th January 1884, Gravir; student; left Free Presbyterian Church 1912; set up independent services—the Chisholmites continued in Achmore until 1960s; joined Free Church 1921; publications; died 1st July 1957; buried Gravir (FC Fasti; FPM, Vol. 18, pp. 32-3; Scottish Reformation Society Historical Journal, Vol. 2 (2012) pp. 275-291).
John Hamilton (1857-1897) born Glasgow; Glasgow University; Free Presbyterian student 1893; missionary Oban 1894-7; died 23rd December 1897; buried Pennyfuir Cemetery, Oban (Ministers and Men of the Free Presbyterian Church).
Roderick MacCowan (1871-1948) Free Presbyterian student August 1904; joined Free Church November 1906; publication Men of Skye (1902; 2nd edition 2013); unmarried; died 11th September 1948; buried Portree (FC Fasti; Scottish Reformation Society Historical Journal, Vol. 5 (2015), pp. 353-397).
Donald Macdonald (1873-1897) born 26th December 1873, Newtonmore; Aberdeen Grammar School 1889-91; Edinburgh Univ.; died 23rd Feb. 1897; presumably buried Newtonmore.
Murdo Macfarlane ( -1918) born South Uist; died 1st Aug. 1918; bur. Portree [nephew of Rev D. Macfarlane].
Donald Mackay (1867-1900) born 27th February 1867, Strathy Point; died 2nd August 1900 (FPM, Vol. 5 (1900), pp. 160, 375) [brother of Rev. J.R. Mackay; letters in FPM, Vols. 8, 9, etc.].
John Alexander Mackay (1889-1983) born Inverness; Aberdeen University; Free Presbyterian student 1910-13; Free Church 1916; President of Princeton, etc. (DSCHT).
William Mackay (1865-1928) born Balintore; Free Presbyterian student 1893; Glasgow University; at Original Secession College 1896; gave up preaching through ill-health; died 15th September 1928.
John Mackenzie (1880-1918) born July 1880, North Tolsta; accepted as Free Presbyterian student 1914, took services; killed 9th June 1918, (Ministers and Men of the Free Presbyterian Church).
Kenneth Mackenzie (1873 -1899) born Sand, Gairloch; died 11th May 1899 (FPM, Vol. 4, pp. 148-151).
Donald Macleod, from Oban, student, Edinburgh 1900-1902; Oban 1903-5; (Ullapool November 1904—is this Rev. D.N. Macleod?).
John Macneilage (1858-1931) born Kilcreggan; brother of Archibald Macneilage, editor of Free Church Monthly Record, (1906)-1917; printing and publishing in Glasgow between 1892 and 1908 including Free Presbyterian Magazine (1896-1905), Thomas Boston’s Memoirs (1899), Roderick MacCowan’s Men of Skye (1902), and Memoir of Rev. Donald Macdonald, Shieldaig (1903); architect and measurer; Synod elder 1900 and 1904; Free Presbyterian student; admitted to Free Church of Scotland as probationer, 21st May 1908; ordained and inducted Dunbeath and Berriedale 28th July 1908; Bower 1913; died 15th January 1931 (Free Church Fasti).
Duncan Matheson, received as irregular Free Presbyterian student 1931.
John Murray (1898-1975). Left Free Presbyterian Church 1930 (see DSCHT).
Kenneth Ross (1872-1939) born Strath, Gairloch; student 1894; Church of Scotland 1900 minister of Bracadale 1904-1915; Sleat 1915- ; died 21st June 1939.
MF (James) Saki ( -1902) left before July 1900 (adopted Plymouth Brethren views).
John Peter Sinclair (1875-1933) born October 1875, Pultneytown, Wick; Free Presbyterian student c.1903, November 1904; joined Free Church 1905; died 11th September 1933 (Free Church Fasti).