Gib Adam, one of the founders of the anti-burgher secession in Scotland, was born in Perthshire in 1713, and educated ins Edinburgh. He was a bitter opposnent of private church patronage, and in 1733 was dismissed from his pastoral charge. He was made pastor of a secession church in Edinburgh in 1741, and when the dispute began in 1746 about the swearing of the oaths of burgesses, Mr. Gib was considered the ablest advocate of the anti-burgher party. He died in 1788. He published A Display, of the Secession Testimony (1744, 2 volumes, 8vo): — Sacred Contemplations, with an essay appended on Liberty and Necessity in reply to Lord Kasces (1786). — Allibone, Dictionary of Authors, 1:660; Rose, New Central Biographical Dictionary, 8:18.