Robert Johnston Jamaica Scotland

Biography of Robert Johnston

Robert Johnston studied at the University from 1815 until 1820. He was the son of Andrew of Dunfermline.

Johnston studied Greek, Logic, Moral Philosophy and Natural Philosophy which would have qualified him for the degree of Bachelor of Arts. In 1817, he received a prize for one of 'The Best Essays in Prose on "The Advantages and Disadvantages of Holidays" set during the Christmas Holidays.' He went on to become a Secession Minister at Rosehearty from 1828-32, and then went to Jamaica.

He died at Dublin Castle, Saint Ann, Jamaica in 1863, aged 64.


Archival Materials

  • Addison, W. Innes, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow, 1728-1858
  • R 9/1 Class Catalogue (Arts) 1794-1858
  • R7/1/1 summary of Prizes Won (1777-1783)


Robert Johnston
Born 1799.
Died January 1863.
GU Degree: Arts, 1815-1820;
University Link: Student
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow 1815-1820
Record last updated: 22nd Apr 2014

Country Associations

Jamaica Jamaica, No Region

Scotland Scotland, No Region

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student