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He was ordained 1st May 1827
Rev. James Turnbull married Margaret Weddell, 2nd daughter of James Weddell a High Constable of Edinburgh, 1/12/1829. About 1845 he removed south to Sydenham, then to Brook House, East Grinstead where he died 21st June 1858, having sustained a severe rupture by falling, while hill climbing in Cumberland. He was buried at Crawley Downs, Sussex. The stone for his vault being fetched from Scotland. Several bequests were left by him to churches in Scotland where he had a wide circle of friends.
Attended board school Black & Callendar 21, Forth Street
Presented with Silver Snuff Box Dec. 1827 by Relief Church, Brighton St., Edinburgh
Presented with Gold Watch 10th November 1835 by Relief Church, Arthur St., Edinburgh
REV. ROBERT SMALL, D.D., EDINBURGH IN TWO VOLUMES VOLUME I EDINBURGH DAVID M. SMALL, 3 HOWARD STREET 1904 Page 460 http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofpresbyt01smaluoft#page/460/mode/2up
The Reverend James Turnbull, Minister of the Relief Congregation, Brighton Street, Residing in No. 13 Roxburgh Street, in this parish, and Miss Margaret Weddell, Residing in No. 10 South Hanover Street in the Parish of St. George's in Edinburgh, Daughter of Mr. James Weddell, Confectioner and Grocer in Edinburgh have been three times proclaimed in order to Marriage in the Parish Church of St. Cuthbert's and no objections have been offered. Married on the First Day of December thereafter by the Rev. William Limont Minister of the Relief Congregation, South College Street