Anton, Peter

Education

Student United College 1867-1868 Gk. 1; Lat. 1; Anat. & Physiol. 1868-1869 Log.; Lat. 2; Math. 1 1869-1870 M. Phil. & Pol. Econ.; Gk. 2; Math. 2 1870-1871 N. Phil.; Eng. Lit.; Gk.3

Student St Mary’s College 1871-1874. Alexander Yeaman bursar, 1870, 1871. Lapsed bursary, 1874. Foundation bursar, 1874.

Birth/childhood

Born 25.6.1850 son of George Anton, cooper and farmer, Drums, Errol and Elspeth Thomson.

Career

Licensed by St Andrews presbytery 1874.

Minister at Dysart 1875 - 1881. Kilsyth 1881 - 10.12.1911 ( died ).

A notable rugby player, he is said to have played for Scotland in the first rugby international against England , but his name does not appear in the team list in newspaper reports.

Publications

Kilsyth: a Parish History (Glasgow: John Smith & Son, 1893)

Masters in History: Gibbon, Grote, Macaulay, Motley. (Edinburgh: MacNiven & Wallace, 1880)

England's Essayists: Addison, Bacon, De Quincey, Lamb. (Edinburgh: MacNiven & Wallace, 1883)

Death

[Died 10.12.1911.]

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