Anne MacPherson

(17 November 1810 - )
     Anne MacPherson was christened on 17 November 1810 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. She was the daughter of William MacPherson and Lizzy or Elizabeth Grant.
     Anne MacPherson appeared on the 1841 census in the household of William MacPherson and Lizzy or Elizabeth Grant in Ballinlon, Kirkmichael.

Harriet MacPherson

(28 September 1804 - )
     Harriet MacPherson was christened on 28 September 1804 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. She was the daughter of William MacPherson and Lizzy or Elizabeth Grant.
     Harriet MacPherson appeared on the 1841 census in the household of William MacPherson and Lizzy or Elizabeth Grant in Ballinlon, Kirkmichael.
     Harriet MacPherson married John Jack on 8 April 1845 in Kirkmichael, BAN, SCT. John Jack, servant, Ellick & Harriet McPherson, Balbone, both parties of this parish..

Rev Cosmo MacPherson

(3 April 1797 - 13 February 1869)
     Rev Cosmo MacPherson was christened on 3 April 1797 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. He was the son of Cosmo MacPherson and Margaret MacIntosh or Riach.
     Rev Cosmo MacPherson and Charles Meldrum appeared on the 1841 census in Tomintoul, Banffshire. In the same building in Tomintoul, Kirkmichael as Mary McPherson, aged 35 who was not born in the county & James 5 y, Margaret 4 y, John 2 y, Mary 2 months y which lookes like Charles' family; lived Cosmo McPherson, 40, Preacher of the Gospel, born in the county, Charles Meldrum 15 teacher y, Ann Milne 20 f.s. no, Mary McPherson, 15, female servant, y.. Cosmo was minister of the Free Church. Ewings's Annals states: Born at Tomintoul, 1797. Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen. Signed the Probationers’ Resolutions of Adherence to the Free Church, 1843. Ordained, 1845, at Dalguise and Strathbraan. Married, 1856, Rachael B. Black. Died, 1869. Supplementary Information:
He was baptized on 3rd April, 1797, in Tomintoul, Banffshire, the son of Cosmo MacPherson and Margaret Riach or MacIntosh – this being recorded in the Roman Catholic records. He is therefore the brother of Charles MacPherson, a Church of Scotland minister who didn’t come out at the Disruption. (For him see FES, Vol.6, p.372). He married Rachel Bogie Black on 13th November, 1856, in Kirkcaldy, Fife. She was born on 13th and baptized on 16th July, 1826, in Kirkcaldy, Fife, the daughter of Roger Black, Procurator in Sheriff Courts, and Rachel Law.
Ministry: “Cosmo McPherson, Tomintoul” was a name on the Roll of Probationers adhering to the Free Church. He served in Dalguise and Strathbraan, Little Dunkeld, Perthshire.
He died in 1869 in Little Dunkeld, Perthshire. His wife died in 1919 in Orwell, Kinross-shire.
They had issue including:
(1) Rachel Law MacPherson born on 4th January, 1858, in Little Dunkeld, Perthshire. She died in 1873 in Dollar, Clackmannanshire.
(2) John Charles MacPherson born on 31st July, 1859, in Little Dunkeld, Perthshire.
(3) Margaret Ann MacPherson born on 10th October, 1861, in Little Dunkeld, Perthshire. She married Thomas H. Ross, F.E.I.S., Ladybank, on 3rd August, 1893, at Strathbraan Cottage, Dollar, Clackmannanshire. She died in 1945 in Newington, Edinburgh.

(4) Roger Cosmo MacPherson born on 20th April 1863, in Little Dunkeld, Perthshire. He died in 1942 in Orwell, Kinross-shire.

(4) Mary Isabella MacPherson born on 30th November, 1864, in Little Dunkeld, Perthshire. She was a painter.
(5) Katherine Inglis MacPherson born on 6th September, 1866, in Little Dunkeld, Perthshire. She died there in 1869.
(6) Magdalene Black MacPherson born on 5th January, 1868, in Little Dunkeld, Perthshire. She died in 1965 in Orwell, Kinross-shire.
Otago Daily Times (New Zealand), Issue 9859, 3 October 1893, p.2
See Notice in Obituaries section of this web-site: Cosmo MacPherson.
at Trochry, Little Dunkeld, Perthshire.
     Rev Cosmo MacPherson was recorded on the 1851 census in Killucrankie Brae, Moulin, Perthshire. Cosmos McPherson, aged 51 born Kirkmichael, was a visitor with the Stewart family - Minister of the Free Church, Little Dunkets.
     The Valuation roll for 1855 for Little Dunkeld, Perthshire, lists Rev Cosmo McPherson as occupier of the Free Church Manse at Trochry.
     Rev Cosmo MacPherson married Rachel Bogie Black on 13 November 1856 in Kirkcaldy, Fife.
     Cosmo died Rev Cosmo McPherson. F. C. Minister, married Rachel Bogie Black, aged 71, son of Cosmo McPherson, farmer, deceased, & Margaret McPherson, m.s. McIntosh, deceased.
His obituary was published in The Free Church of Scotland Monthly Record, April 1 1869, p.90 and re-published on Ecclegen website: The Free Church of Scotland has lost another of her devoted sons, in the removal, by death, of the Rev. Cosmo Macpherson of Strathbraan and Dalguise. He died in the seventy-second year of his age, in the manse at Strathbraan, on the 13th of February last, after an illness of about six months.
Mr. Macpherson was a native of Tomintoul, in the parish of Kirkmichael, Banffshire, where he received the rudiments of his education. From the parish school he passed to the University and King’s College, Aberdeen, in which, with approbation, he concluded his literary, philosophical, and theological career as a student. A few years prior to the Disruption of 1843 he became a licentiate of the Established Church, and was soon thereafter appointed assistant to the Rev. Mr. Wilson of Aberdeen, where his faithful, evangelical ministrations were so much prized, that the parishioners marked their appreciation of them by the presentation of a handsome gold watch with suitable inscription, to which he ofttimes afterwards facetiously referred, as an indication, through his instrumentality, of the breaking up of the hard crust of Moderatism, in a district long subject to its baneful influence. During this period of his incumbency as assistant preacher, he and another of like mind were confirmed in their attachment to the principles of the Ten Years’ Conflict by the reading of the “Witness” newspaper, under the able editorship of Hugh Miller, whose services to the cause of Christ the Day will alone reveal. The two associates became ministers of the Free Church, one of whom still labours with success in the north of Scotland.
In 1845, after commending himself by his faithful labours to the adherents of the Free Church of Strathbraan and Dalguise, encouraged by the presence and powerful support of Lord Dalhousie, who then resided in that district, and who has laid the Free Church, there and elsewhere, under an immense debt of obligation, the subject of this notice was unanimously chosen and ordained as their pastor.
Mr. Macpherson was never possessed of much physical strength; yet with this manifest disadvantage, with unflagging zeal and unceasing diligence during the four-and-twenty years of his ministry, he laboured on at his post of duty—a post rendered arduous because of the necessarily scattered and divided nature of his flock— the two congregations being territorially separated by a distance of seven miles. The decay of strength consequent on the infirmities of advancing years, and the sure approaching footsteps of the last enemy, compelled him to withdraw from the field, till at length he, with assurance, committed his spirit into the hands of his blessed Redeemer.
Possessed of a well-balanced mind, with the intellectual and moral powers well proportioned, and these brought under the sanctifying power of Divine grace. Mr. Macpherson’s ministrations were ever intelligible, savoury, and practical. His pulpit addresses were the result of most careful study and preparation, of clear, accurate thinking, of a mind well stored with the good old theology of Reforming and Puritan divines; and above all, they bore evidence to a heart deeply imbued with the spirit of his Master and with the truth, whose lessons in their bearing on the details of Christian life were urged with all his characteristic energy and force of character; laid out, moreover, in well-arranged periods, and delivered in tones of impressive import.
In the spheres of domestic and social life, Mr. Macpherson was affectionate, kind, genial, generous, and unassuming. His brethren prized much his ministerial intercourse, and the Presbytery of Dunkeld testified their confidence in his business habits by conferring upon him the important office of the clerkship, the duties of which he most faithfully discharged to the last.
When God, in his adorable and all-wise providence, gave monitions to his servant of his approaching end, he was prepared; and throughout the course of his illness, with steadfast and unfaltering faith, waited calmly the hour of his decease. The last night of his life was spent much in silent prayer, apparently for strength and grace in passing the swellings of Jordan. Being made aware, a few hours before his departure, of an affecting trial, which rendered the bereavement doubly heavy to the family—the death of an infant daughter after a short illness—he thanked God that she had gone before; and in the near prospect of being welcomed by the tender ransomed spirit at the gates of the celestial city, he took a calm and peaceful farewell of his family and surrounding friends. He has left behind him a widow and six children.
on 13 February 1869 in Free Church Manse, Strathbaan, Little Dunkeld, Perthshire, aged 71.

Children of Rev Cosmo MacPherson and Rachel Bogie Black