Alexander Renton Scotland Jamaica

Biography of Alexander Renton

Alexander Renton matriculated at the University in 1835, following his brother, Henry. He was the sixth son of William, a merchant of Edinburgh.

Renton became a United Presbyterian minister at Hull, from 1847 to 1851. He resigned and worked as theological tutor in Montego Bay Academy, Jamaica. He died at Kelso, on 25 October 1863, aged 42.


Archival Materials

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


Alexander Renton
Born 1821.
Died 25 October 1863.
GU Degree: Arts, 1835;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: clergy
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1835
Record last updated: 23rd Jun 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, No Region
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Kelso
Place of Death

Jamaica Jamaica, Montego Bay

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student