Cushny, Alexander (2), Dd

Cushny, Alexander (2), D.D.

a Scotch clergyman, took his first degree at Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1805; commenced teaching in his youth; was presented to the living at Strachan in 1814; ordained in 1815; transferred to Rayne in 1820; elected synod clerk in 1825; deposed in 1842 by the assembly, with others, for holding communion with the deposed ministers at Strathbogie, but the sentence was reversed in five months. His knowledge of business, intrepidity, and straightforward conduct were of great service in defeating the plans of the non-intrusion party ill the synod. He had a son, John, minister of Speymouth. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 3:542, 600.

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