Rev. James Small

Descendants of James and Lillias Scott Small, Rev.

Genealogy of David L. Craig

david l.craig@msn.com.au

Australia


Ancestry of Dr. William Small, professor of Mathematics and Philosophy at William and Mary College of Virginia, teacher of Thomas Jefferson, writer of the Declaration of Independence


Generation No. 1


Note: The genealogy begins with David Small, but lineage linking David and James is not proved conclusively.

1. DAVID(?)1 SMALL

Notes for DAVID(?) SMALL:
Rev James Small is possibly the son (c 12 Jul 1689 at Leuchars, Fife, SCT)
of David Small & Elspeth Finlay. James Small's father is likely to be David,
as James Small's eldest son was named David.


Child of DAVID(?) SMALL is:
2. i. JAMES (REV)2 SMALL, d. January 03, 1771.


Generation No. 2



2. JAMES (REV)2 SMALL (DAVID(?)1) died January 03, 17711. He married LILLIAS SCOTT August 22, 1723 in Montrose, Angus, SCT2, daughter of JAMES SCOTT and ANNA KINNEIR. She was born March 01, 1693/94 in Torthill, SCT?, and died February 04, 17753.

Notes for JAMES (REV) SMALL:
Minister of Carmyllie (near Dundee), SCT. MA Uni of St Andrews 3 May 1710.
Ref: "Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church
of Scotland from the reformation" by Hew Scott, vol 5 p432.
St Andrew's University records say: matriculated into 2nd year, St Salvator's
College (Uni St Andrew's) 1707; MA 1710 (described as 'minus potens' ie son
of minor landowner); divinity student 1710-9; keeper in Uni library 1718-20;
uni clerk 1718; licensed by St Andrew's Presbytery 1720.


More About JAMES (REV) SMALL:
Occupation: Minister

Dr. William Small by A. K. Bruce, M.I.Mech.E. Mem. A.S.M.E.
"In 1734. October 20th Bapd. To Mr. James Small Minister in this Parish, by Mr. Rob Minister in Panbride, his son William Small"
The names of two witnesses are given. Of the father, it is on record that the Revrend James Small was licensed by the Presbytery of St. Andrews on April 20, 1720, and called to Carmyllie on July 20, 1720. He died on January 3, 1771, in the fifty-first year of his ministry.
In addition to his son William, who was the youngest of the four children, the minister of Carmylloie had two other sons, Robert and James, and a daughter Anna. Robert became minister of Cross Church, Dundee, and was Moderator in 1791 of the General assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Notes for LILLIAS SCOTT:
Archives, William and Mary College Virginia
Dr. William Small, born 13 October 1734, was the son of the Rev.
James Small (c.1692-1771) and Lillias Scott (c.1700-1775). Rev. James
Small and Lillias Scott were married in 1723 in England. Their other
children were James Small (b. 1730); Robert (b. 1732); and Anna (b.1733,
died in infancy).


More About LILLIAS SCOTT:
Baptism: March 01, 1693/94, Montrose, Angus, SCT4

Children of JAMES SMALL and LILLIAS SCOTT are:
i. DAVID3 SMALL, b. March 07, 1724/25; d. Abt. 1725, as infant5.

More About DAVID SMALL:
Baptism: March 07, 1724/25, Carmyllie, Angus, SCT6

ii. ANNE SMALL, b. March 23, 1727/287; d. Abt. 17887.

Notes for ANNE SMALL:
Unmarried.


More About ANNE SMALL:
Baptism: March 31, 1728, Carmyllie, Angus, SCT8

iii. JAMES (REV) SMALL, b. December 06, 17309; d. 179410.

Notes for JAMES (REV) SMALL:
Unmarried. Minister in Dundee, SCT. Birth 15 Dec 1730 in Lillias Small (nee
Scott) bible. Tombstone erected by brother Robert Small.


More About JAMES (REV) SMALL:
Baptism: December 13, 1730, Carmyllie, Angus, SCT11
Burial: 1794, St Andrew's Church, Dundee, SCT12
Occupation: Minister

3. iv. ROBERT (REV DR) SMALL, b. December 12, 1732; d. August 23, 1808.
v. WILLIAM (DR) SMALL, b. October 13, 1734, Carmyllie, Angus, SCT13; d. February 25, 1775, Birmingham, ENG14.

Notes for WILLIAM (DR) SMALL:
Friend of Priestly, Erasmus Darwin, James Watt and member of the Lunar Society
in Birmingham from 1765-1775, which met on the Monday closest to full moon to
dine & discuss scientific issues. The Society fell apart after his death.
Unmarried. Educated Marischal College, Aberdeen.
1758-64, Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at the College of
William & Mary in Virginia, USA. Thomas Jefferson was a pupil. Returned to
England in 1764. Medical partnership with Dr John Ash in 1765 in Birminingham.


More About WILLIAM (DR) SMALL:
Baptism: October 20, 1734, Carmyllie, Angus, SCT15
Burial: St Phillips Churchyard, Birmingham, ENG16
Occupation: Physician, Mathematician.
Portrait of Dr. William Small




Generation No. 3



3. ROBERT (REV DR)3 SMALL (JAMES (REV)2, DAVID(?)1) was born December 12, 173217, and died August 23, 180817. He married JEAN YEAMAN April 24, 1764 in Dundee, Angus, SCT18, daughter of PATRICK YEAMAN and KATHERINE SCRYMSIOUR. She was born February 09, 1744/45, and died May 07, 1772 in Dundee, Angus, SCT19.

Notes for ROBERT (REV DR) SMALL:
Ordained 20 May 1761 in Dundee.
Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 19 May 1791.
Ref: "Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church
of Scotland from the reformation" by Hew Scott, vol 5 p316, 328 & vol 7 p443.
University of St Andrew's records Doctor of Divinity degree awarded on 29 Oct
1778 was honorary degree with no attendance at the university; no record of
his being an earlier student at St Andrew's Uni.


More About ROBERT (REV DR) SMALL:
Baptism: December 17, 1732, Carmyllie, Angus, SCT20
Occupation: Minister (Rev Dr)

Rev Dr Robert Small published two works:

An Account of The Astronomical Discoveries of Kepler 1804

A Statistical Account of the Parish and Town of Dundee MDCCXCII



More About JEAN YEAMAN:
Baptism: February 09, 1744/45, Dundee, Angus, SCT20
Burial: The Howff Cemetery, Dundee, SCT21

Children of ROBERT SMALL and JEAN YEAMAN are:
i. ISABELL4 SMALL, b. February 23, 176522; d. February 17, 176722.

More About ISABELL SMALL:
Baptism: February 24, 1765, Dundee, Angus, SCT23

4. ii. LILLIAS SMALL, b. August 26, 1766; d. July 16, 1796.
5. iii. JAMES SMALL, b. February 28, 1768; d. January 1836.
iv. CATHERINE SMALL, b. May 01, 176924; d. March 20, 1852, Dundee, Angus, SCT25.

More About CATHERINE SMALL:
Baptism: May 05, 1769, Dundee, Angus, SCT26

6. v. AGNES SMALL, b. April 09, 1772; d. February 06, 1841, Dundee, Angus, SCT?.


Generation No. 4



4. LILLIAS4 SMALL (ROBERT (REV DR)3, JAMES (REV)2, DAVID(?)1) was born August 26, 176627, and died July 16, 179627. She married ALEXANDER FLEEMING April 19, 1787 in Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, SCT28.

Notes for LILLIAS SMALL:
Alexander Fleeming is probable husband but not proved.


More About LILLIAS SMALL:
Baptism: August 27, 1766, Dundee, Angus, SCT28

Child of LILLIAS SMALL and ALEXANDER FLEEMING is:
i. MARGRATT5 FLEEMING, b. March 02, 1788.

More About MARGRATT FLEEMING:
Baptism: March 02, 1788, Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, SCT28.

5. JAMES4 SMALL (ROBERT (REV DR)3, JAMES (REV)2, DAVID(?)1) was born February 28, 176829, and died January 183630. He married JEAN SCOTT September 17, 1795 in Dundee, Angus, SCT31, daughter of JOHN SCOTT.

Notes for JAMES SMALL:
Manufacturer in Dundee, SCT whose failure in business ruined his father.


More About JAMES SMALL:
Baptism: February 28, 1768, Dundee, Angus, SCT31
Occupation: Manufacturer

Notes for JEAN SCOTT:
2nd daughter (from Lillias Small (nee Scott) bible).


Children of JAMES SMALL and JEAN SCOTT are:
i. ROBERT5 SMALL, b. April 25, 1797.

More About ROBERT SMALL:
Baptism: April 25, 1797, Dundee, Angus, SCT32

ii. ANNE SMALL, b. May 28, 1798, Dundee, Angus, SCT32.

More About ANNE SMALL:
Baptism: June 30, 1798, Dundee, Angus, SCT32

iii. JOHN SMALL, b. May 28, 1798, Dundee, Angus, SCT.

More About JOHN SMALL:
Baptism: July 03, 1798, Dundee, Angus, SCT32

iv. JAMES SMALL, b. July 18, 1799, Dundee, Angus, SCT32.

More About JAMES SMALL:
Baptism: July 25, 1799, Dundee, Angus, SCT32

v. WILLIAM SMALL, b. February 24, 1803, Aberlemno, Angus, SCT32.

More About WILLIAM SMALL:
Baptism: April 04, 1803, Aberlemno, Angus, SCT32.

6. AGNES4 SMALL (ROBERT (REV DR)3, JAMES (REV)2, DAVID(?)1) was born April 09, 177233, and died February 06, 1841 in Dundee, Angus, SCT?34. She married ROBERT THORNTON December 26, 1797 in Dundee, Angus, SCT35, son of WILLIAM THORNTON and CATHARINE DICK. He was born July 01, 1773 in Dundee, Angus, SCT36, and died 1837 in Dundee, Angus, SCT?37.

More About AGNES SMALL:
Baptism: April 12, 1772, Dundee, Angus, SCT38

Notes for ROBERT THORNTON:
Merchant of Dundee (ref Dundee Gravestone Inscriptions book).


More About ROBERT THORNTON:
Occupation: Merchant

Children of AGNES SMALL and ROBERT THORNTON are:
i. WILLIAM5 THORNTON, b. December 25, 1799, Dundee, Angus, SCT38; d. July 02, 1877, Inverell, NSW39; m. ANN SIBELLA SANDEMAN, January 21, 1833, Dundee, Angus, SCT40; b. April 21, 1807, Douglas Field, SCT; d. January 21, 1888, Inverell, NSW41.

Notes for WILLIAM THORNTON:
The Thorntons/Sandemans had business (jute, glassware merchants?) in Dresden,
Saxony, Germany. William grew up in Dresden. Came to Australia about 1857.
Left Germany when Bismark was taking over. First to Sydney. Moved to Ipswich
as Consul for Prussia (though can't find in government directories as consul).
Looked after Germans in Marburg area. Birthplace Forfarshire, SCT on tomb-
stone. Named after Will Thornton g-father, Will Thornton shipmaster [uncle?]
& Will Small physician [g-uncle]. No record of death in NSW or Qld BDM.


More About WILLIAM THORNTON:
Baptism: January 04, 1800, Dundee, Angus, SCT42
Burial: Inverell Cemetery, NSW43
Occupation: Merchant, Consul

Notes for ANN SIBELLA SANDEMAN:
Ref: The Sandeman Genealogy compiled 1894 by John Glas Sandeman, updated
1950 by Gerard Lionel Sandeman, published (limited edition) 1950 by Waterson
& Sons Ltd, Edinburgh. Opened private school in Ipswich, Qld.
Cause of death: senile decay. Informant for death: Mary S Thornton,
daughter. Anne Isabella aged 78 yrs on death certificate.
Birthplace Douglasfield, Forfarshire, SCT & birthdate 21 Apr 1809 & name
Sibella Anne on tombstone. NSW Death Reg No 1888/10446.


More About ANN SIBELLA SANDEMAN:
Baptism: April 30, 1807, Dundee, Angus, SCT44
Burial: January 21, 1888, Inverell Cemetery, NSW45

ii. ROBERT THORNTON, b. June 29, 1801, Dundee, Angus, SCT46; d. March 04, 1841, London, ENG47.

Notes for ROBERT THORNTON:
Named after the Rev Dr Robert Small, grandfather according to baptism
register.


More About ROBERT THORNTON:
Baptism: July 12, 1801, Dundee, Angus, SCT48

iii. JAMES THORNTON, b. August 02, 180648; d. At sea49.

Notes for JAMES THORNTON:
Baptism register says named after James Small (late) granduncle & James Small
uncle.


More About JAMES THORNTON:
Baptism: August 23, 1806, Dundee, Angus, SCT50.


Katherine Small Thornton



Endnotes


1. "Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation" by Hew Scott
2. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
3. "Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation" by Hew Scott
4. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
5. Bible (printed 1718) of Lillias Scott - a gift from her husband James Small on their marriage.
6. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
7. Bible (printed 1718) of Lillias Scott - a gift from her husband James Small on their marriage.
8. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
9. "Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation" by Hew Scott
10. Pre-1855 Gravestone Inscriptions in Angus, Vol 4, Dundee & Broughty Ferry St Andrew's Church, no 63, page 218
11. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
12. Pre-1855 Gravestone Inscriptions in Angus, Vol 4, Dundee & Broughty Ferry St Andrew's Church, no 63, page 218
13. "Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation" by Hew Scott
14. Book - "The Lunar Society of Birmingham", Robert E Schofield, 1963
15. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
16. Jim Small information
17. "Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation" by Hew Scott
18. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
19. "Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation" by Hew Scott
20. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
21. Pre-1855 Gravestone Inscriptions in Angus, Vol 4, Dundee & Broughty Ferry The Howff, no 667, page 77
22. "Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation" by Hew Scott
23. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
24. "Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation" by Hew Scott
25. Bible (printed 1718) of Lillias Scott - a gift from her husband James Small on their marriage.
26. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
27. "Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation" by Hew Scott
28. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
29. "Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation" by Hew Scott
30. Bible (printed 1718) of Lillias Scott - a gift from her husband James Small on their marriage.
31. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
32. International Genealogical Index (IGI)
33. "Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation" by Hew Scott
34. Bible (printed 1718) of Lillias Scott - a gift from her husband James Small on their marriage.
35. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
36. International Genealogical Index (IGI)
37. Bible (printed 1718) of Lillias Scott - a gift from her husband James Small on their marriage.
38. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
39. Tombstone inscription
40. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
41. Death Certificate
42. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
43. Tombstone inscription
44. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
45. Death Certificate
46. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
47. Bible (printed 1718) of Lillias Scott - a gift from her husband James Small on their marriage.
48. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)
49. Bible (printed 1718) of Lillias Scott - a gift from her husband James Small on their marriage.
50. Scottish Old Parish Registers (OPRs)



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