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Biography of Reverend Murdoch Lamont

Murdoch Lamont studied Theology at the University from 1908 to 1911.

He was born on the 30 April 1865 in Murray Harbour Road, Prince Edward Island, Canada, son of teacher Ewen Lamont. Lamont was educated at Lyndale Secondary College in Price Edward Island, then went on to study at Boston University. He was a carpenter in Boston when he came to the University of Glasgow in Scotland to become a Church of Scotland minister.

Lamont enrolled in 1908 at the age of 43. During his three years at the University, he took classes in Divinity, Church History, Hebrew and Biblical Studies, being awarded a prize for Professor James Cooper's senior Church History class.

In 1912, Lamont was licenced by the Presbytery of Glasgow. He went on to become a church assistant in St Columba's, Glasgow, before becoming Minister of St Mark's in 1916.

Lamont's last parish was in Derbaig, Isle of Mull, before his death in 1927.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • R8/5/30/4 Matriculation Slip 1909-10
  • R8/5/29/4 Matriculation Slip 1908-09
  • R8/5/31/4 Matriculation slip 1910-11
  • SEN10/53 University Calendar 1911-12


Reverend Murdoch Lamont
Born 30 April 1865.
Died 13 August 1927.
GU Degree: Arts, 1908-12;
University Link: Alumnus, Student
Occupation categories: clergy
English snippet: Canadian-born Church of Scotland Minister
Record last updated: 27th Nov 2013

Country Associations

Canada Canada, Prince Edward Island
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow
Place of Death

United States United States, Boston

University Connections

University Roles

  • Alumnus
  • Student