Robert Findlay Scotland

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Robert Findlay
Robert Findlay

In 1778 Robert Findlay (1721-1814) lost out to William Wight in the contest for the nomination to the Chair of Divinity at the University. He was finally appointed after Wight's death in 1782 and held the chair until 1814. He also served as a Dean of Faculty.

Born in Kilmarnock, Findlay studied at the University and graduated MA in 1737. He also studied at Leiden and possibly at the University of Edinburgh. He became a minister in 1744 and was Minister of St David's Church (the Ramshorn Kirk) in Glasgow from 1756 until his appointment to the University Chair. In 1776 the University conferred on him the degree of DD.


Robert Findlay
Clergyman and Theologian

Born 23 May 1721, Kilmarnock, Scotland.
Died 15 June 1814.
GU Degrees: MA, 1737; DD, 1776;
University Link: Faculty Dean, Graduate, Professor
Occupation categories: clergy; theologians
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P132676
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Record last updated: 21st Jul 2009

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