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Name
James Wilson
Biography
Called to Falkirk Parish in 1794 and demitted in 1829. Previously minister at Mid Calder. Born in 1754, son of William Wilson. University of Glasgow, MA 1781. Ordained Stafford, 15 April 1784, moved to Stockport then to Mid Calder on 20 December 1792. Presented to Falkirk 8 Jan 1794 and inducted 2 May 1794. Married Jean, daughter of John Weir of Kerse, 8 April 1785 (she died 4 Sept 1819) and had seven children.
Various publications, including "A defence of public social worship: a sermon for the benefit of the public kitchen (Edinburgh 1800). "The history of Egypt" 3 vols (Edinburgh 1805); "Prayers for the use of families and individuals" (Edinburgh 1810) "Method of increasing the sensibility of the barometer" in Nicholson's Journal vol 3. Also contributed to the Statistical Account both for Mid Calder and Falkirk
Inventory and Disposition of Rev Dr James Wilson, 28 Mar 1833 - NAS : SC67/36/14 (258).
Long dispute with William Forbes over glebe, church building and other matters.

Minister at Falkirk Parish Church , 1794-1829. Born 1754, educated at Glasgow University, ordained to congregation in Stafford, 1784, moved to Stockport then to Mid-Calder 1792, presented by George III (who held patronage of Falkirk Parish) on 11 Jan 1794. Married Jean Weir, daughter of John Weir of Kerse in 1785 and had 7 children. Various publications. Awarded DD by Edinburgh University in 1802. Died on 8 Jun 1829. [Source: Fasti Vol 1] Had long-running dispute with Forbes family over the provision of a grass glebe from Falkirk Muir (which was part of Callendar Estates).

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