David Welsh Scotland Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Biography of David Welsh

David Welsh matriculated as an Arts student of the University in 1807, attending the Greek class of John Young. He was born at Dalmellington, on 5 July 1787, son of David, a craftsman.

Welsh went on to study Divinity at the University of Edinburgh, and was ordained by the Presbytery of Lauder in on 31 July 1822. As tutor to the family of Colonel Alexander Walker in Edinburgh, Welsh travelled with him as his Chaplain to St Helena on his appointment as governor there in 1822.

Thereafter Welsh became Minister of Carsphairn from 1833 until his death in 1869.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • W Innes Addison, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow from 1728 to 1858 (Glasgow, 1913), p.227


David Welsh
Born 5 July 1787.
Died 22 November 1869.
GU Degree: Arts, 1807-1808;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: clergy
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1807, chaplain to governor of St Helena in 1822
Record last updated: 19th Feb 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, Dalmellington
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Carsphairn
Place of Death

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, St Helena

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student