Tait, William


Student United College 1824-1825 Ethics 1824-1825 Pol. Econ. (Secondar). M.A. 27.4.1850.

Student St Mary’s College 1825-1826.

D.D. 8.2.1879.


Born 15.5.1807 son of Walter Tait, minister at Trinity parish, Edinburgh and Jane Waugh.


Also at Edinburgh University - arts student 1821-1824, divinity student 1826-1829.

Ordained in Church of England 1842 by Bishop of Sodor and Man.

Perpetual curate Holy Trinity,, Wakefield 1843-1853. Rugby 1853-1865. Church of England chaplain Pau 1865-1886. [Minister]

Publications including Horae Hebraicae.


Died at Folkestone 19.5.1886.


  • UYUY674 Robert Trail
  • Parliamentary Papers, 1837, vol.xxxvi p1 - Evidence...for visiting the Universities of Scotland. Vol 3, p84
  • Chalmers, Class list, New College CHA6.14.1-4
  • S.A. Allibone, A critical dictionary of English literature. 5v. (Philadelphia, 1859-91)
  • F. Boase, Modern English Biography...1851-1900. 6v. (Truro, 1892-1921)
  • Edinburgh, New College CHA4.115.1