Clow, James


Student United College 1804-1805 Lat. Jun.; Gk. Jun. 1805-1806 Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov.; Math. Jun.; Log.; Hist. Civ. 1806-1807 Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov.; Math. Prov.; Ethics; 1807-1808 Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov.; Math. Prov.; Physics. Vacant seat, 1805, 1806, 1807. (Ternar).

Student St Mary’s College 1808-1810. Alexander Yeaman bursar, 1808.


Born 26.5.1790 son of James Clow, farmer, Charterhall near Stirling and Helen Gray.


Also at Edinburgh University - divinity student 1810-1812.

Licensed by Kirkcaldy presbytery 1813.

Indian chaplain 1815 - 1833 (retired). [Minister]

Arrived in Australia 1837 and became pioneer of Presbyterianism in New South Wales, working as an evangelist in Melbourne. Although he never held a charge he was first Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria.


Died Melbourne [Australia] 15.3.1861.


  • UYUC400:5.11.1805, 5.11.1806, 3.11.1807
  • UYSM400/3/285
  • Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae
  • Aust. Dict. Biog.
  • A. Hamilton, James Clow, a memoir, Melbourne, 1937