William McTurk

Biography of William McTurk

William McTurk (d 1841) was a graduate of the University who was Professor of Ecclesiastical History from 1809 to 1841 and Clerk of Senate from 1806 to 1810. In 1814 he was appointed Vice-Rector by Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch and he also served the University as College Librarian, 1794 to 1795, and College Chaplain, from 1800 to 1809.

McTurk graduated MA from the University in 1797 and DD in 1806. He was an assistant to Hugh MacLeod, Professor of Ecclesiastical History and succeeded to the Chair after MacLeod's death in 1809. He left £300 to the University, the annual interest of which was to be used to augment the salary of the Professor of Ecclesiastical History.


William McTurk
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Died 10 March 1841.
University Link: Benefactor, Clerk of Senate, Professor, University Librarian
GU Degrees: MA, 1797; DD, 1806;
Occupation categories: theologians
Record last updated: 15th Aug 2017

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