Thornton, Robert

Education

Student United College 1868-1869 Log.; Gk. 2; Math. 2 1869-1870 N. Phil.; M. Phil.; Pol. Econ.; Math. 3. Carstairs prize, 1869. M.A. 27.4.1870.

Birth/childhood

Baptised 16.10.1844 son of Thomas Thornton, shoemaker, Forfar and Elizabeth Petrie.

Attended West Burgh School, Forfar.

Career

Also at Edinburgh University and New College, Edinburgh - divinity student 1870-1874.

Free Church minister Martyrs, Glasgow 1877-1881. Resigned and went to New Zealand. Became Headmaster of Greymouth District School. [Minister, teacher]

Death

Died at Myross Bush, Southland, New Zealand 1.4.1898.

Sources

  • UYUY452/19/50
  • Information from Margery Walton via Elspeth Hill