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Reverend David Whitton

Reverend David Whitton

Male 1841 - 1919  (77 years)

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  • Name David Whitton 
    Title Reverend 
    Born 22 Aug 1841  Barry, Angus Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 May 1919  9 Greenbank Terrace, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I911  Whitton
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 

    Father Robert Whitton,   b. 20 Jul 1803,   d. 24 Apr 1874, Barry Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Kyd,   b. Mar 1808,   d. 6 Mar 1899, 20 Kinloch Street, Carnoustie buried Barry graveyard Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 27 Dec 1839  Barry, Angus Scotland 274-2-2 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helen Young,   b. 1841, Inverkeillour, Angus Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1920, 9 Greenbank Terrace, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 9 Jul 1869  Woodhill, Barry, Angus 274-7 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Helen Kydd Whitton,   b. 1871, Nagpur, Central Provinces, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1948, 14 Henderland Road, Haymarket, Edinburgh Warriston Crematorium 21st August Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     2. Mary Whitton,   b. 1873, Nagpur, Central Provinces, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1881  (Age > 9 years)  [natural]
     3. Robert Young Whitton,   b. 8 Jan 1874, Nagpur, Madras, Central Provinces, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1930, The Manse, Darling, Cape Colony, RSA buried Western Cape, Darling Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
     4. Georgina Jean Dingwall Whitton,   b. 1886, Nagpur, Central Provinces, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1939, Canada? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F637  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • at 1851 census at Barry ref 274/00006/00012
      at 1861 census at Barry ref 274/00005/00002
      Free Presbytarian Abroath approved him becoming a Missionary in Nagpur 13-7-1869
      at marriage an Ordained Minister, United Free Church of Scotland
      in the "Annals of the Free Church of Scotland" Vol 2 1914 355 (Ewing)
      University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Free Church College, New College, Edinburgh, Hislop College, Nagpur, Central Provinces, India, Principle Hislop College, Retired 30-4-1908 (67) Preached at Hope Park Church, Marchmont, Edinburgh at a Missionary Service.
      at 1911 census at 7 Morningside Road ref 685/06 060/00 001 a Retired Missionary
      died 29-5-1919 (77) Principle of Mission College
      Service at Greenbank, Edinburgh United Free Church, 2nd June

      The contribution of Christian Missionaries to the shaping of Indian life in modern times has, indeed, been very impressive. Apart from the controversy on the point of proselytization, they merit high appreciation as pioneers in the fields of education and medical relief. The names of Rev. Hislop, Rev. Whitton, Rev. Robertson, Dr. Henderson, Dr. Martin, Rev. Dr. McFadyen and a host of others who served in our State as also in the country at large commanded great respect in their times. They establishes schools, colleges, hospitals, dispensaries, orphanages and institutions for the maimed and the handicapped. They elevated the neglected classes to high social position; and made them worthy of filling responsible posts in public services, and in all cases made them conscious of their dignity as men and inspired them with self-respect. They stimulated many religious and social reforms in the Hindu Society, and made it self-conscious. They have helped in the elevation of the status of women by giving the lead in female education. The Community Centres and Industrial Schools opened by them are, like their other institutions, the best of their kind. India will ever be grateful for the services rendered by them, no less than for the policy of religious neutrality generally pursued by the British Government, and for the eminent oriental scholars of Europe and America who brought to light the hidden treasures of the ancient Indian wisdom.