Trotter, John, Dd
Trotter, John, D.D.
a Scotch Presbyterian clergyman, was born in Edinburgh in 1728, in which city his father was a magistrate. He showed marks of true piety in his youth, and a preference for the ministry. He studied the learned languages, philosophy, and divinity at the City University, passed his trials before the Synod of Edinburgh in 1749, and was soon afterwards presented to the living at Ceres, Fifeshire, where he was very popular for seventeen years. The Swallow Street Church, in London, became vacant in 1769, and Dr. Trotter accepted the pastorate there in December of that year, and with uniform and unwearied diligence performed the duties for nearly forty years. After a short illness he died, September 14, 1808, and was interred in Bunhill Fields Cemetery. He made Calvinistic theology his careful study through his long life of more than fourscore years. He published a short memoir of his first wife in 1771. See Wilson, Dissenting Churches, 9:49.