Brown, William Laurence


Student United College [1767-1770], 1771-1772 matriculates from N. Phil. Class. Chancellor’s prize Humanity class, 1768. Chancellor’s prize General Latin theme, 1769. Chancellor’s prize Common Greek theme and Semi class, 1772. M.A. 19.5.1772.

Student St Mary’s College [1772-1774] - ?

First class prize, 1773. Second class prize, 1774.


Born 7.1.1753 son of William Brown, Professor of Ecclesiastical History, St Andrews and Janet Ogilvy. [University professor]

D.N.B. gives year of birth 1755, but 1753 comes from UYUY236


[He was a school fellow of James Husband, United College 1767-1770]

Licensed by St Andrews presbytery 1777.

Minister Utrecht 1778. Professor of Moral Philosophy, Utrecht University 1788. Rector 1790. Principal of Marischal College, Aberdeen 1796 - 11.5.1830 (died). [University professor, minister]


An Essay on the Natural Equality of Men. 1st American ed. (Philadelphia: Ormrod, 1793)

An Essay on the Existence of a Supreme Creator....Vol. 1 (Aberdeen: Chalmers, 1816)



[Died 11.5.1830.]