James Muir Scotland United States Bermuda

Biography of James Muir

James Muir graduated MA from the University in 1776. He was born in Cumnock on 12 April 1757, son of Reverend George Muir.

Muir was ordained in London, and became a Minister of the Scottish Presbyterian Church in Bermuda, and Principal of an Academy there, 1781-88. Reverend Muir went on to become the Minister of the first Presbyterian Church at Alexandria, Virginia, USA, from 1789 to 1820, and was awarded DD from the University of Yale in 1819. He died on 8 August 1820.


Archival Materials

  • Addison, W. Innes, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow, 1728-1858, p.97


James Muir
Born 12 April 1757.
Died 8 August 1820.
GU Degree: MA, 1776;
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: clergy
English snippet: Arts graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1776
Record last updated: 2nd Oct 2013

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, Cumnock
Place of Birth

United States United States, Virginia, Alexandria
Place of Death

Bermuda Bermuda

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