CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 117
TitleAndrew Richardson, clergyman: sermons
Date1784 - 1785
Extent1 volume (0.02 linear metres)
Creator NameRichardson; Andrew (-1790); clergyman
Administrative HistoryAndrew Richardson (d. 1790), was admitted to the parish of Broughton (Peb) on his ordination in 1735 and presented to Innerkeithing (now Inverkeithing, Fife) in 1749. He was not accepted by parishioners at the presbytery of Dunfermline until the presbytery was directed to admit him by the General Assembly on 18 June 1752. In spite of the controversy he continued in the charge until his death. His admission was hotly opposed by Thomas Gillespie (1708-1774), when minister of the parish of Carnock (Fife) who was deposed from Carnock for continuing to disagree with the decision of the General Assembly in Richardson's favour in 1752. He later formed with others the first 'relief' church in 1761. His writings are mostly on the subject of Church and State.
SourceThe manuscript is of unknown provenance but an old shelf mark, c2 3 75, indicates that it was in the possession of Aberdeen University Library before 1873.
DescriptionManuscript containing transcriptions of sermons by Reverend Andrew Richardson. Transcribed by Charles Hay, late schoolmaster at Ballantrae, Inverkeithing. The contents are as follows:

Sermon on Mark xi. 22 (pp.1-23); 'Have faith in God'; 'given at Castletown'.
8 October 1784

Sermon on Exodus xx. 3 (pp.24-32); 'Thou shall have no other gods before me'.
not dated

Sermon on Psalms cxi. 2 (pp.33-39); 'The works of the Lord are great'.
not dated

Sermon on Isaiah v. 4 (pp.40-43); 'What should have been done more to my vineyard...'.
not dated

Sermon on Titus ii. 8 (pp.44-51); 'Sound speech that cannot be condemned'.
not dated

Sermon on John iii. 14, 15 (pp.61-77); 'And as Moses lifted up the serpent'.
28 April 1785

Blank pages (pp.78-80)
AppraisalThis material has been appraised in line with normal procedures.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
Physical DescriptionThe manuscript was originally stitched together into rough paper covers; it measures 20.5 x 16 cm. Full scriptural references at the foot of pages are indicated by letters in the text. The manuscript is contained in a brown buckram case.
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