We use cookies to track visitor statistics and personalise adverts. This info is shared with Google. Only use the site if you agree to this. OK, I agree

Glenbuchat Heritage

13 Obituary Free Church Minister
The Glenbuchat Image Library
13 Obituary Free Church Minister

In my papers I found an obituary on the Free Church minister James Hamilton Allan.
The last sentence:
....."When minister in Strathdon"....refers to the reason why he was translated to Yell.
This happy-go-lucky lifestyle was more than his calvinistic flock could endure. My gr.-grandmother Alice Thiele Smith in her reminiscences wrote that it was his congregation that wanted to get rid of him. The presbytery took him off the streets - so to speak.
Alice called him a rogue. This especially, as - when assistant of his father-in-law to be - he first proposed his wife's youngest sister Lucy. But while Lucy along with Alice was in Germany for a while, he proposed Nellie. When Lucy received the "good" news of the planned wedding, she nearly got ill from grief.
Well, that's a bit of family gossip, but surely will do not any harm to anyone nowadays.
See pictures Ellen (Nellie) Deans Allan 1851-1917, Free Church Annals, , Church and Manse ,
Picture added on 19 March 2010 at 21:03
This picture is in the following groups
church
Please add your comments about this picture using the form below.

Comments


Your Name


Your email address - this will be shown on the page and will allow the system to notify you of further comments added to this picture.




church

54 Glenbuchat Newspaper Cuttings51 Glenbuchat PC 191341 Forbes family Photo Castle Newe c 191033 Bridge over R. Don at Castle Newe c 191036 Strathdon Church School Picnic4 Strathdon Slides - Strathdon Church72 Rev & Mrs Wallace and family Glenbuchat c 198060 Glenbuchat Old Kirk c198051 Old Kirk and Dockington from the Deuchry c198045 Glenbuchat Free Church and Manse c 1980