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Rev. Henry Livingston

Male Abt 1560 - 1624  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name Henry Livingston  [1
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born Abt 1560  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 14 Jun 1624 and 26 Aug 1624  [3
    Alternate death Abt 24 Jun 1624  [2
    Alternate death Bef 26 Aug 1624  [4
    Alternate death Abt 26 Aug 1624  [2
    Person ID I35581  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of GFS
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2021 

    Father Henry Livingston,   b. Abt 1495, of Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 22 Jan 1579 and 5 Nov 1581  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Mother Margaret Forrester,   b. Between 1518 and 1520, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 22 Jan 1580, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married Between 4 Dec 1540 and 22 May 1550  [2, 3
    Family ID F20896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes Gray,   b. Abt 1563,   d. Aft 4 Feb 1591, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married Abt 1584  [3
    Children 
    +1. Helen Livingston,   b. Abt 1585,   d. Aft 15 Aug 1633  (Age ~ 48 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F20895  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • M.A. St. Andrews, 1583. Inaugurated 15 Oct 1587 minister of St. Ninian's, Stirlingshire. Elected 7 Apr 1607 Moderator of the Synod of Perth.

      On 9 Apr 1588 he was ordered by the Synod of Stirling and Dunblane to defend his baptism of John Murray of Touchadam's illegitimate child before Murray had performed the required public penitence. The Rev. Livingston appeared along Duncan Narne of Lokishill and together they explained that Livingston had baptized the baby out of fear of Murray's retaliation. Being a minister in sixteenth-century Scotland had its dangers, as indicated here and in the following:

      "On 26 March 1595, Mr Henry reported the promising results of his intermediation in a blood feud between the Sinclairs and the Stirlings of Keir. When Mr Henry was elected Moderator of the Synod of Perth against the wishes of James VI/I, the king's agent Sir David Murray, Lord Scone, later Viscount Henry Stormont, violently disrupted Mr Henry's service. For his disobedience, the Privy Council placed Mr Henry under house arrest in Stirling. [...] Mr Henry continued to disobey the king, signing the Protestation for the Liberties of the Kirk on 27 June 1617." [Adrian Benjamin Burke, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2242] John Blythe Dobson, "Recent Literature on the Duncanson Sisters of New Netherland." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 144:306, 2013.

    2. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.

    3. [S2476] Adrian Benjamin Burke, "The Livingston Ancestry of the Duncanson Sisters of New Netherland." The Genealogist 27:28, 27:163, 2013; 28:58, 2014.

    4. [S800] The Scots Peerage, Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom. Ed. James Balfour Paul. Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1904-1914.