Fleming, Robert, Sen

Fleming, Robert, Sen.

an eminent Scotch divine, was born at Yester in 1630. He studied philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, and divinity at St. Andrew's, under Rutherford. His first pastoral charge was at Cambuslang, in Clydesdale. He was one of four hundred ministers ejected by the Glasgow Act after the restoration of Charles II. He was imprisoned in the Tolbooth of Edinburgh, but was liberated in 1673, and went to Holland, where he succeeded Mr. Brown as pastor of the Scots congregation at Rotterdam. He died July 15, 1694, leaving behind him several works, of which the most remarkable is The fulfilling of the Scriptures, complete in three parts: 1. Providence; 2. in the word; 3. in the Church (Lond. 1726, 5th ed. fol.), with memoir of the author by D. Burgess.--Middleton, Biog. Evang. 4:69.

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