Dick, Robert, Dd
Dick, Robert, D.D.
a Scotch clergyman, son of Reverend James Dick, minister in Glasgow was proposed on trial for the ministry, July 1746; licensed to preach January 14, 1747; presented to the living at Lanark in September 1748, and a settlement ordered by the Assembly, May 15, 1750. On presenting himself for ordination in September, he was refused admission to the Church, a mob having carried off the keys, and he was ordained in the Tron Church, Glasgow. Another mob prevented his entry into the church on Sunday, in October, and he preached at Lee, with the approval of the presbytery. In August 1754, he was transferred to New Greyfriars' Church, Edinburgh; was translated to the Old Church, but changed to Trinity College Church, April 26, 1758; was appointed in May 1760, a commissioner to visit the Highlands and select suitable places for missionaries under the royal bounty. He did not go, however, and died August 24, 1782, aged sixty years. He was one of the most able and distinguished ministers of his day. He published two single Sermons (Edinb. 1758,1762): — The State of the Case (ibid. 1763). See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 1:38, 70; 2:308.