Lorimer, Peter, Dd
Lorimer, Peter, D.D.
an eminent English Presbyterian divine, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1812. He graduated from the university there, was ordained in 1836, and installed pastor of the River Terrace Church, London, which was then in connection with the Church of Scotland. He was at one with those who, in 1843, formed the Free Church of Scotland, and along with his congregation became a constituent part of the Synod of Berwick in 1844, which, until recently, was known as the Synod of the Presbyterian Church of England. From that time forward the first desire of his life was the advancement of that Church to a position worthy of its name. He was connected with the London Theological College from the date of its establishment in 1845, when he was elected to the chair of Hebrew and Biblical criticism. He was made the first principal in 1878, and died suddenly, July 28, 1879. He was the author of several valuable works, among them, The Life of Patrick Hamilton: — The Life of the Scottish Reformer, John Knox: — and A History of the Presbyterian Church of England, a work on which he had spent years of diligent research, but which he was only able to complete in part.