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On This Day: 27th of June

On this day in 1746:

Honorary Degree for the Duke of Cumberland
The Faculty agreed to confer the degree of Doctor of Laws on Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765), who commanded the British Army at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.

On this day in 1821:

Thomas Barclay Licensed to Preach
Thomas BarclayThomas Barclay (1792-1873), the Principal of the University from 1858 to 1873, received a licence to preach the gospel from the Presbytery of Lerwick in Shetland.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1862
James Francis Agnew was born.

On this day in 1865
William Crawford Allan was born.

On this day in 1866
James Montgomery Binnie was born.

On this day in 1858
Alexander Cook was born.

On this day in 1830
Sir William Alexander Mackinnon was born.

On this day in 1869
William Roberton was born.

On this day in 1872
Thomas Leadbetter Shields was born.

On this day in 1863
William Stewart was born.

On this day in 1849
David Wilkie was born.

On this day in 1884
William Brown was born.

On this day in 1890
Isabella Clarkson was born.

On this day in 1887
Torbjourn Hermanrud was born.

On this day in 1879
Robert White Leekie was born.

On this day in 1877
John Allan Martin was born.

On this day in 1876
Joseph McClemont was born.

On this day in 1889
Margaret Macfarlane McCombie was born.

On this day in 1883
Annie McCrorie was born.

On this day in 1877
Thomas Robert McMurtie was born.

On this day in 1884
Elizabeth Gillies Morison was born.

On this day in 1880
Kathleen Mary Nolan was born.

On this day in 1877
Robert Ramsey was born.

Maria A Ratzer, MBChB 1953On this day in 2007
Maria Alexandra Ratzer died.

On this day in 1889
Annie Stewart Allan was born.

On this day in 1892
Angus Kerr was born.

On this day in 1888
Sara Thorburn Caskie Leitch was born.

On this day in 1892
Gerard Dawson Milne was born.

On this day in 1889
Samuel Whyte was born.

On this day in 1869
Marion MacFarlane Crichton was born.

John BrocklehurstOn this day in 2013
John Charles Brocklehurst died.

On this day in 1860
Walter Henry died.

On this day in 1891
Margaret Campbell Graham was born.

On this day in 1893
Elizabeth Mary Henry was born.