John Ross Macduff

MACDUFF, John Ross. b. Bonhard, near Scone, Perthshire, 23 May 1818; d. Chislehurst, Kent, 30 April 1895. He was educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh, and Edinburgh University. He was ordained in 1842 to the parish of Kettins, Forfarshire, where he was minister until 1849. Thereafter he was minister of St Madoes, Perthshire (1849-55) and of Sandyford Parish Church, Glasgow (1855-71). He was awarded the degree of DD from the University of Glasgow in 1862. In 1871 he resigned his charge, and went to live in England at Chislehurst, Kent, where he devoted himself to writing. He published Altar Stones (1853), which included 31 of his hymns; they were later included with other poems in...

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