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SYME, Walter Minister of Tullynessle, Reverend Mr
(About 1692-1756/1758)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. GORDON, Elizabeth

2. CALDER, Barbara

SYME, Walter Minister of Tullynessle, Reverend Mr 1 2 3

  • Born: About 1692, Banff, Banffshire, Scotland 2 3
  • Marriage (1): GORDON, Elizabeth on 9 August 1722 in Alford parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1 2
  • Marriage (2): CALDER, Barbara on 29 May 1746 2
  • Died: 27 July 1756 or 1758 2 3

   Another name for Walter was SIME, Walter.4

   User ID: Y146.

  General Notes:

(at Tullynessle and Forbes in 1722)
"WALTER SYME, born Banff, about 1692; educated at King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. (6th May 1712); became schoolmaster of Alford 20th Aug. 1717; called by the Presb. jure devoluto 13th Dec. 1721; ord. 6th March 1722;died 27th July 1758.
He marr.
(1) 9th Aug. 1722, Elizabeth, daugh. of James Gordon, min. of Rhynie, and had issue James, min. of Alloa; William; Mary (marr. June 1786, John Dingwall of Rainieston), died 10th Oct. 1802; Margaret (marr. Alexander Johnston, min. of Alford); Isabel (marr. James Forsyth, min. of Belhelvie)
(2) 29th May 1746, Barbara Calder, who died 4th Feb. 1775. [Tombst.]"

from Fasti Ecclesiae

"A tablestone near the centre of the graveyard, (in Tullynessle parish), commemorates the succeeding
minister thus -

Sacred to the memory of the Rev. Walter Syme, late minister of the gospel at Tillynesle, who died in the year 1756. and Elizabeth Gordon, his spouse.

Rev. Walter Syme, M.A., was a native of Banff, where he was born in 1692. He was for some time schoolmaster of Alford, and was ordained to the charge of Tullynessle on 6th March, 1722. He is said to have 'been possessed of good talents.'
He married, on 1st August, 1722, Elizabeth Gordon, daughter of Rev. James Gordon, for some time minister of Rhynie, and proprietor of Chapeltown, Drumblade. Of their family, James became tutor to Sir Ralph Abercromby, was licensed in 1747, and in 1750 was ordained to the charge of Alloa. He married Mary, eldest daughter of Rev. Mr Robertson, Edinburgh, and sister of Dr William Robertson, the historian; and the only daughter of this union, Eleanor, married Henry Brougham of Brougham Hall, Westmoreland, and their son became the famous Henry, Lord Brougham and Vaux, whose unwearied efforts in the cause of popular education are gratefully remembered. The other children of Mr and Mrs Walter Syme were William; Mary, who, in June, 1786, was married to John Dingwall of Rannieston; Margaret, who, in 1751, married Rev. Alexander Johnston, minister of Alford, and died 16th September, 1802 ; and Isabella, who was married to Rev. James Forsyth, minister of Belhelvie. (See Belhelvie.) Mr Syme, on 29th May, 1746, married, secondly, Barbara Calder, but her name is not recorded upon the tombstone."


from Aberdeen Epitaphs 2 3


Walter married Elizabeth GORDON, daughter of Reverend Mr James GORDON of Chapelton, Minister of Rhynie and Unknown, on 9 August 1722 in Alford parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1 2 (Elizabeth GORDON was born about 1695.)


  Marriage Notes:

"SYME
WALTER
ELISABETH GORDON/
09/08/1722
171/ 10 146
Alford"

from Index of Marriages

"Elizabeth (marr. Walter Syme, min. of Tullynessle, and was greatgrandmother of Henry, Lord Brougham and Vaux). [Case of Greenshields.]"

from Fasti Ecclesiae 1 2

Walter next married Barbara CALDER on 29 May 1746.2 (Barbara CALDER was born about 1710 and died on 4 February 1775 2.)


  Marriage Notes:

He (Rev. Walter Syme) marr.
(1) 9th Aug. 1722, Elizabeth, daugh. of James Gordon, min. of Rhynie, and had issue James, min. of Alloa; William; Mary (marr. June 1786, John Dingwall of Rainieston), died 10th Oct. 1802; Margaret (marr. Alexander Johnston, min. of Alford); Isabel (marr. James Forsyth, min. of Belhelvie)
(2) 29th May 1746, Barbara Calder, who died 4th Feb. 1775. [Tombst.]"

from Fasti Ecclesiae
2

Sources


1 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Marriages.

2 e-books, Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae by Hew Scott.

3 e-books, Aberdeenshire Epitaphs and Inscriptions by John A. Henderson (1907).

4 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Mortlach parish Banffshire Marriages.

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