George Matheson

MATHESON, George. b. Glasgow, 27 March 1842; d. North Berwick, 28 August 1906. The son of a Glasgow merchant, he was educated at Glasgow Academy and the University of Glasgow, where he won several prizes. He graduated in 1866 and was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow in the same year. After serving a probationary year at Trinity Church, Sandyford, he was ordained and inducted as minister of Innellan in 1868. In 1886 he moved to Edinburgh to be minister of St Bernard’s Church. He died in North Berwick, but was buried in the Glasgow Necropolis. George Matheson was a devoted parish minister and distinguished amateur theologian, much influenced by the German liberal school, as well as a...

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