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Margaret Emery Naismith

Robert Gordon Balfour 54,58,266

  • Born: 16 June 1826, Edinburgh
  • Marriage: Margaret Emery Naismith
  • Died: 17 July 1905, Edinburgh aged 79 13

bullet  General Notes:

From The Times, November 18, 1903 page12

A joint meeting of the standing committee of the United Free Church of
Scotland was held in Edinburgh yesterday to nominate a successor to
Dr. George Robson in the Moderatorship of the Church. The Rev. Dr.
Robert Gordon Balfour, Edinburgh, was selected by 108 votes to 71
votes for Principle Salmond, Aberdeen. The moderator-elect is a
recognized authority in ecclesiastical affairs. He was licensed in
1851. His contributions to the literature of the Church include
"Central Truth and Side Issues".


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1841 in Pilrig Street, Edinburgh.

2. Census UK 1861: 1861, East Free Church, Rothesay.

3. Census UK 1871: 1871, 1 Wharton Place, Edinburgh.

4. Census UK 1881: 1881, 33 Chalmers Street, Edinburgh.

5. Census UK 1891: 1891, 33 Chalmers Street, Edinburgh.

6. He had an estate probated on 22 December 1905 in London. 13 Probate


Robert married Margaret Emery Naismith, daughter of Campbell Naismith and Unknown. (Margaret Emery Naismith was born in 1833 in Glasgow, Scotland.)

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