The Episcopal Congregation of Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh

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Charlotte Chapel

The Church of St John's opened for worship in March 1818, but the congregation had already been in existence for almost 25 years. They met first in a room fitted up as a chapel in West Register Street, and subsequently built themselves Charlotte Chapel, a neat Georgian building at the west end of Rose Street. When this became too small, the congregation built St John's and sold Charlotte Chapel to a recently-formed Baptist congregation. They worshipped in the chapel for a hundred years, then replaced it with a larger building on the same site, where the congregation still thrives. (You can visit the Baptist congregation at charlottechapel.org).

Portrait of Bishop Daniel Sandford

The man who founded the congregation, oversaw the building of Charlotte Chapel and St John's, and remained with them until his death in 1830 was Daniel Sandford. He helped unify the divided Scottish Episcopal Church, and became Bishop of Edinburgh in 1805.

While Charlotte Chapel no longer stands, the names of those who went there for baptisms, weddings and funerals are recorded, and Bishop Sandford left many published sermons and other writings. These are the subject of ongoing doctoral research, one aim of which is to identify all the people in the registers.

Eleanor Harris

The historian undertaking this research is Eleanor Harris, a member of St John's and postgraduate student at the University of Stirling. You can contact her at eleanor@eleanormharris.co.uk or on twitter @eleanormharris. You are welcome to cite this material: please acknowledge the source.

These working notes contain many gaps and possible lines of future research. If you are connected with any of the people listed here, have additions or corrections, or would like to be kept informed of talks and publications connected with this research I'd be delighted to hear from you.

Entries marked * contain fuller biographies of more general interest. Places cited in the biographies link to the project's maps: Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain and the World.

  1. Anne Aitkin
  2. Jane Alder *
  3. Christian Allan
  4. Thomas Allan *
  5. Anne Alves *
  6. Alexander Anderson
  7. Jane Anderson (married name)
  8. Jane Anderson *
  9. John Anderson
  10. George Arbuthnot *
  11. William Arbuthnot *
  12. Jane Archibald
  13. Roger Aytoun *
  14. Williamina Helen Baker *
  15. Nicholas Baldock
  16. Elizabeth Balfour
  17. Charlotte Barclay *
  18. Thomas Folliot Baugh *
  19. Susan Euphemia Beckford *
  20. Dorothy Bell
  21. James Bell
  22. Sophia Bell
  23. Williamina Belsches *
  24. Janet Black
  25. John Black
  26. James Blair
  27. William Blaney
  28. Isabella Blaney
  29. Harriet Bouverie *
  30. Thomas Bowes *
  31. Elizabeth Braithwaite
  32. Thomas Brereton *
  33. Maria Brereton Watson *
  34. Sarah Brown *
  35. Elizabeth Brunton
  36. James Brunton
  37. John Bryson
  38. John Buchanan
  39. Marianne Bullock *
  40. Elizabeth Burke
  41. Elizabeth Burn *
  42. George Cadell *
  43. William Cairns
  44. Sarah Callow
  45. Thomas Callow
  46. Nathaniel Cameron *
  47. Archibald Campbell Colquhoun *
  48. Mrs Colin Campbell
  49. Frederica Maria Meredith Campbell *
  50. Susan Campbell *
  51. William Carmichael *
  52. Mary Carnegie *
  53. Susan Lindsay Carnegie
  54. James Carnegy *
  55. Alison Carson
  56. Catherine Carter
  57. John Cay
  58. Robert Hodshon Cay *
  59. Christian Chapman
  60. Margaret Charlotte Charpentier
  61. Elizabeth Chandler
  62. Mary Charters
  63. Marianne Cheape
  64. John Palmer Chichester *
  65. Alexander Christie
  66. Alexander Clark
  67. Catherine Clark
  68. James Clerk Rattray *
  69. Henry Cockburn *
  70. Robert Cockburn *
  71. Charles Hore Cogan *
  72. Spencer Compton *
  73. Mary Congalton *
  74. James Lundin Cooper *
  75. James Corns
  76. Jane Corns
  77. John Courgan
  78. James Cox
  79. Martha Cox
  80. Anne Craigie *
  81. Laurence Craigie
  82. Eleanor Crane
  83. Robert Crane
  84. Anne Crawford
  85. Anne Crawford (Mrs)
  86. James Crawford
  87. John Crawford
  88. Alicia Cropper
  89. John Cropper
  90. Mary Cuisnes
  91. William Cuisnes
  92. Letitia Pryce Cuny *
  93. Marten Dalrymple *
  94. Elizabeth Dalzell *
  95. James Davidson
  96. Eustatia Davie
  97. John Thomas De Burgh *
  98. Jane Demorgan *
  99. Janet Dickson
  100. Jean Dickson
  101. Grace Dirom
  102. Betsy Dodds
  103. James Dodds
  104. Anne Dorrat
  105. Charles Douglas *
  106. Helen Frances Douglas *
  107. Henry Alexander Douglas *
  108. Isabella Douglas
  109. James Douglas *
  110. Margaret Douglas
  111. Mary Douglas
  112. Mary Douglas (Gordon)
  113. Mary Clementina Douglas
  114. William Douglas
  115. Robert Downie *
  116. Adam Duff *
  117. Alexander Samuel Duff *
  118. Helen Duff *
  119. Jane Duff *
  120. Mary Duff *
  121. Elizabeth Dundas
  122. Elizabeth Dunkely
  123. William Dunkely
  124. Janet Durham
  125. Alexander Dyce *
  126. Jane Eales
  127. Thomas Eales
  128. Martha Elphinstone *
  129. Charlotte Elphinstone *
  130. John Elphinstone *
  131. Christian Erskine *
  132. Elizabeth Erskine *
  133. James Erskine *
  134. Mary Anne Erskine *
  135. James Fairbairn
  136. Adelaide Falconar *
  137. Michael Fell *
  138. Euphemia Fenton
  139. Anne Ferguson
  140. William Ferguson
  141. Mary Finlay
  142. Augusta Forbes
  143. Elizabeth Forbes
  144. Georgina Anne Forbes
  145. William Forbes *
  146. John Forrest
  147. Wilhelmina Forrest
  148. Margaret Forsyth
  149. Charles Fraser
  150. Eliza Fraser *
  151. Frederick Fraser
  152. Rebecca Freer
  153. Maria Frost
  154. Janet Gardiner
  155. David Gillespie *
  156. Charlotte Gordon
  157. Lachlan Gordon *
  158. David Govine
  159. James Grahame *
  160. Margaret Cusans Grant *
  161. Charles Griffiths
  162. Elspeth Griffiths
  163. Janet Haig
  164. Davidona Haliburton
  165. Anne Hall
  166. Helen Hall *
  167. John Hall
  168. Agnes Hamilton *
  169. Alexander Hamilton *
  170. Frances Hay
  171. James Hay (1)
  172. James Hay (2)
  173. Janet Hay
  174. Margaret Hay *
  175. Mary Hay *
  176. Alexander Henderson
  177. Anne Henderson
  178. Maxwell Henderson
  179. Margaret Henning
  180. William Henning
  181. Brian Hodgson *
  182. William Hodgson
  183. Rachel Hog
  184. Margaret Hope *
  185. Samuel Hopperton
  186. Leonard Horner *
  187. Hannah Huitson
  188. David Hume *
  189. Elizabeth Hunter
  190. Martin Hunter *
  191. John Inglis *
  192. Catherine Innes
  193. Jane Jack
  194. Robert Jacks
  195. Sarah Jacks
  196. Elizabeth Johnston
  197. John Johnston
  198. Robert Johnstone Brown *
  199. Joan Keir *
  200. Mary Keir
  201. Alexander Keith *
  202. John Keith *
  203. John Kennedy
  204. Mary Kennedy
  205. Janet King
  206. William King
  207. Sarah Kingdom *
  208. Anne Kirkaldy *
  209. Jane Kittins *
  210. Elizabeth Knight
  211. George Knight
  212. John Knox
  213. Mary Knox
  214. James Laing
  215. John Laing
  216. Anne Lake
  217. Georgina Lamont *
  218. Helen Elizabeth Lamont *
  219. Charles Lane *
  220. James Lapsley *
  221. James Leith *
  222. Elizabeth Liddell *
  223. Annabella Lindlay
  224. William Lindlay
  225. Anne Lindsay *
  226. David Linn
  227. Thomas Livingstone *
  228. Anne Lloyd *
  229. Amelia Luthman *
  230. Elizabeth Barbour Macbean *
  231. Coll MacDonald *
  232. Duncan MacDonald *
  233. Ranald MacDonald *
  234. Elizabeth MacDowall *
  235. Isabella Graham MacDowall *
  236. Alexander MacFrederick
  237. James MacGennis
  238. Jean MacIntosh
  239. Lily MacIntyre
  240. Robert McIntyre
  241. Catherine MacKay
  242. William MacKay
  243. Alexander MacKenzie *
  244. Colin MacKenzie *
  245. Edward Hay MacKenzie *
  246. Euphemia MacKenzie *
  247. John MacKenzie (of Portmore) *
  248. John MacKenzie (of Applecross)
  249. William MacKenzie *
  250. George MacLay
  251. Leonora MacLay
  252. Margaret Douglas MacLean Clephane *
  253. Daniel MacLeod
  254. Emilia Anne MacLeod *
  255. Emmeline Sophia MacLeod *
  256. Mary MacLeod
  257. Mary MacLeod (Mrs)
  258. Douglas MacMurdo
  259. Catherine MacNama
  260. John MacNama
  261. Archibald MacNeill
  262. Michael Magan *
  263. Frederick Maitland *
  264. Thomas Maitland *
  265. Mary Mansfield
  266. Agnes Marjoribanks
  267. Janet Marjoribanks
  268. John Marshall
  269. Hannah Martin
  270. Joseph Martin
  271. John Mather *
  272. Daniel Maude
  273. Margaret Maxtone
  274. Christy Maxwell
  275. John Maxwell
  276. Alexander Meek
  277. Mary Anne Meek
  278. Mary Millar
  279. John Miller
  280. Thomas Hamilton Miller *
  281. Joseph Mills *
  282. Isabella Milne
  283. John Mitchell
  284. Elizabeth Mitchell
  285. Margaret Mitchell (1)
  286. Margaret Mitchell (2)
  287. Lucretia Montgomerie *
  288. James Moray *
  289. Anne Morgan
  290. Maria Morley *
  291. Sarah Morley *
  292. Lilias Morrison *
  293. Thomas Mudie
  294. Janet Munro *
  295. Magdalene Murray *
  296. Jesse Ness *
  297. Marion Ness
  298. James Nicholls
  299. Mary Nicholls
  300. Ellen Nicol
  301. William Nicol
  302. Elizabeth Nisbett
  303. Catherine Norton
  304. Henry Norton
  305. John Nourse *
  306. Donald Ogilvy *
  307. Mary Ogilvy
  308. William Ogilvy *
  309. Abraham Orton
  310. Anne Paton
  311. Elizabeth Patoun
  312. John Philipps
  313. Euphemia Philips
  314. John Philips
  315. Mary Charlotte Pierson *
  316. Edward Poore *
  317. John Elliot Porch
  318. Catherine Warsam Prettejohn *
  319. Archibald John Primrose
  320. Neil Primrose
  321. John Pringle
  322. Mary Anne Ram
  323. Alexander Ramsay *
  324. David Ramsay *
  325. Robert Wardlaw Ramsay *
  326. Thomas Ramsay *
  327. Elizabeth Raredon
  328. William Raredon
  329. Anne Recount
  330. Nicholas Recount
  331. Marion Reid
  332. Alexander Robertson
  333. Andrew Robertson
  334. Elizabeth Robertson
  335. Thomas Robertson *
  336. John Robinson
  337. Matilda Robley *
  338. Archibald Roger
  339. Mary Roxburgh *
  340. Elizabeth Russell
  341. James Russell
  342. William Russell
  343. Anne Ryves *
  344. Charles Sadler *
  345. Sarah Sadler
  346. Daniel Sandford *
  347. Eleanor Sarah Sandford
  348. Frances Catherine Sandford
  349. Edward Sankey
  350. Jane Schaw
  351. Caroline Scott
  352. Charles Scott *
  353. Jane Scott
  354. Mary Scott
  355. Walter Scott *
  356. George Searcy
  357. Helen Searcy
  358. Mary Anne Seaward
  359. William Seaward
  360. Anne Seward
  361. William Shairp
  362. Robert Shuttleworth *
  363. Anne Sime
  364. David Sime
  365. Hugh Sime
  366. Isabella Sime
  367. Mary Smith
  368. Sydney Smith *
  369. John Song
  370. Anne Song
  371. Frances Spence *
  372. Elizabeth Margaret Steuart
  373. George Stevenson
  374. Isobel Stevenson
  375. Charles Stewart
  376. David Stewart
  377. Grizzel Stewart
  378. James Stewart
  379. Margery Stronack Stewart
  380. Mary Stewart *
  381. Catherine Stirling
  382. Gilbert Stirling *
  383. Janet Stirling
  384. Mary Stirling
  385. Charlotte Stoddart
  386. Laurence Stoddart *
  387. John Strachan
  388. William Stroud *
  389. Janet Symmonds
  390. Thomas Symmonds
  391. Mary Tapling
  392. Wilkins George Terry *
  393. John Deas Thomson *
  394. John Thomson
  395. George Thorpe
  396. Alexander Tod *
  397. John Tod *
  398. Susan Tod
  399. Thomas Tod *
  400. Elizabeth Townsend
  401. Harriet Catherine Townsend
  402. Richard Townsend
  403. Euphemia Turner
  404. James William Tydeman *
  405. Mary Tyler
  406. Peter Tyler
  407. Christina Elizabeth Tytler *
  408. Isabella Clementina Tytler
  409. William Fraser Tytler *
  410. Anna Underwood *
  411. Margaret Urquhart *
  412. William Vallance
  413. John Wade
  414. John Wall
  415. Mary Wall
  416. James Wallis
  417. Joan Wallis
  418. John Wardlaw
  419. William Warren
  420. James Watson
  421. George Winbolt
  422. Lucy Anne Winbolt
  423. Matthew Winter
  424. Mary Wishart
  425. Alexander Wood *
  426. Margaret Wood
  427. Harriet Wright *
  428. Alexander Young *
  429. David Young
  430. Helen Yuille

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