Rev William Robertson

Rev William Robertson

Birth
Scotland
Death 11 Jun 1793 (aged 71)
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Burial Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Memorial ID 54429758 · View Source
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Scottish historian Presbyterian clergyman
Royal chaplain to George III(1761)
Principal of the University of Edinburgh(1762)
Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland(1763)
Historiographer Royal in 1764
Son of William Penn Robertson III (1678-1745)
Husband of Mary Nisbet, married August 1751

Father of:
Eleanor Robertson 1752 unk
Lord William Robertson 1753-1835
Mary Robertson 1760 unk
James Robertson 1762-1845
David Robertson 1761-1845
Lucy Robertson 1775-1798
John Robertson 1779-1860


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Inscription

In this sepulchre are interred the remains of an illustrious man, distinguished by his talent, judgment, and learning; of a most amiable disposition, of unblemished morals, of unwearied benevolence, and adorned with every private virtue; much beloved in the family circle; a faithful minister and eloquent preacher of the holy gospel ; in the administration of the affairs of the Church of Scotland, a pacific, prudent, and successful presbyter ; of well-earned reputation as Principal of the University of Edinburgh ; a grave, eloquent, candid, and acute historian ; to whose memory these perish able monuments cannot do justice, but which his own writings, more lasting than bronze, shall forbid to die, and testify to all future generations how great an ornament and light of his own age and country, already celebrated for liberal arts, useful knowledge, and elegant learning, was WILLIAM ROBERTSON, professor of divinity. He was born AD 1721, died AD 1793.
(Translation from Latin)


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  • Created by: Ann White
  • Added: 3 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54429758
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev William Robertson (19 Sep 1721–11 Jun 1793), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54429758, citing Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland ; Maintained by Ann White (contributor 47135050) .