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John Brownlie

BROWNLIE, John. b. Glasgow, 3 August 1857; d. Crieff, Perthshire, 18 November 1925. He was educated at the University of Glasgow and the Free Church College, Glasgow. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow in 1884, and was appointed assistant minister, Trinity Free Church of Scotland, Portpatrick, Wigtownshire (south-west Scotland). He remained there for most of his life, succeeding the senior minister in 1890 and becoming a distinguished and active participant in local affairs (for example, Chairman of the Governors, Stranraer High School). The University of Glasgow awarded him an honorary DD for his work on hymnody in 1908. He died at Crieff, but his body was brought back to...

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