William Whitecross Scotland Cayman Islands

Biography of William Whitecross

William Whitecross matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1850, taking a course in Logic under Robert Buchanan. He was the eldest son of John, a teacher in Clackmannan.

Whitecross became Licentiate of the United Presbyterian Church in 1856, and was ordained the next year in Dundee. He served as a missionary to the 'Caymanas'. He left for Grand Cayman in 1857 to join fellow Scottish missionary, James Elmslie. Whitecross served at the mission stations of Bodden Town and East End until he had to return to Scotland due to ill-health.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • W Innes Addison, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow from 1728 to 1858 (Glasgow, 1913)


William Whitecross
Born 1834.
GU Degree: Arts, 1850-1851;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: clergy; missionaries
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1850
Record last updated: 27th Mar 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, No Region
Place of Birth

Cayman Islands Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student