ROGERS, Charles. b. Dunino, near Anstruther, Fife, 18 April 1825; d. Edinburgh, 18 September 1890. The son of a minister of the Church of Scotland, he was educated at the parish school and the University of St Andrews (1839-1843, followed by training for the ministry. He was licensed to preach in 1846, and served as an assistant minister and as a ‘missionary’ to churches affected by the Great Schism of 1843 (Dunfermline North, 1849-50, Carnoustie, 1851-52). He moved to Bridge of Allan, near Stirling, intending to devote himself to literature. However, he was appointed chaplain to the garrison at Stirling Castle in 1855. He became a member of the town council in 1861, but became involved in...
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