John Smith Scotland Cayman Islands

Biography of John Smith

John Smith matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1851 to study Arts. He took a class in Latin under William Ramsay.

Smith was the eldest son of John, a workman, from Paisley. He was a Licentiate of the United Presbyterian Church in 1862, and served as a missionary to Jamaica. He was stationed at Grand Cayman from 1868 until 1884. Then stationed to Bellevue and Reid’s Friendship from 1884 to 1900, when he retired to Edinburgh, and died there on 15 November 1909.


Archival Materials

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


John Smith
Born 1835.
GU Degree: Arts, 1851-52;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: clergy; missionaries
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1851
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