Andrew Johnston Scotland Brazil

Biography of Andrew Johnston

Andrew Johnston matriculated as an Arts student at the University in 1829.

He was the eldest son of John, a farmer in Leswalt, Wigton.

Johnston was a probationer of the Secession Church. Upon his ordination in 1837, he went to Brazil as chaplain to a mining company, Returning to Scotland, Johnston was teacher to the Canongate Charity workhouse, Edinburgh before becoming the minister of the Parish of Kinglassie from 1848. He died there on 18 December 1882, aged 69.


Archival Materials

  • Addison, W Innes, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1913)


Andrew Johnston
Born 1813.
Died 18 December 1882.
GU Degree: Arts, 1829;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: clergy
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1829
Record last updated: 26th Jun 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, No Region
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Kinglassie
Place of Death

Brazil Brazil, No Region

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student