John Chamberlain Jamaica

Biography of John Chamberlain

John Chamberlain matriculated at the University in 1821 to study an Arts course. He was the eldest son of Simon, an Anglican.

Chamberlain took a theological course in the United Secession Hall. He joined the Scottish Missionary Society. Licensed by the Northumberland Class of Presbyterians, with the view of retaining his connection with the Established Church. Chamberlain served as a missionary at Port Maria, Jamaica from 1826, alongside fellow Glasgow colleague, James Watson.

Reverend John Chamberlain died in Jamaica in 1832.


Archival Materials

  • Addison, W Innes, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1913)


John Chamberlain
Born 1805.
Died 1832.
GU Degree: Arts, 1821;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: clergy; missionaries
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1821
Record last updated: 16th Jun 2014

Country Associations

Jamaica Jamaica, Port Maria
Place of Death

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student