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James Seaton Reid

Biography of James Seaton Reid

James Seaton Reid (1798-1851) was a graduate of the University who was Professor of Ecclesiastical and Civil History, 1841 to 1851, and Clerk of Senate from 1846 until 1851. He was awarded an honorary DD in 1833.

Born in Lurgan, the eleventh son and seventeenth child of a schoolmaster, Reid graduated MA from the University in 1816 and DD in 1833, and studied at Divinity Hall. He became a minister in Ireland and was Moderator of the Synod of Ulster. He wrote a number of influential histories, most notably the three-volume History of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (1834-1851), and in 1837 he was appointed Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Church Government and Pastoral Theology at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution.

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James Seaton Reid
Ecclesiastical Historian

Born 19 December 1798, Lurgan, Northern Ireland.
Died 26 March 1851.
University Link: Clerk of Senate, Graduate, Honorary Graduate
GU Degrees: MA, 1816; DD, 1833;
Occupation categories: clergy; historians
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P127393
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Record last updated: 16th Jul 2009

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