Person NameCairns family; family
ActivityDavid Cairns (d 1910) was United Presbyterian minister at Stitchel. His brothers were John Cairns (1818-1892) philosopher, theologian and Principal of the United Presbyterian Synod College, Edinburgh, and William Cairns, schoolmaster at Old Cambus. David Cairn's sons were John (1857-1922), minister of Dumfries Buccleuch Street United Free Church, David Smith (1862-1946) and William Thomas (1868-1959), minister of Davidson Church, Eyre Place, Edinburgh. David Smith Cairn was Professor of Apologetics and Systematic Theology and Master of Christ's College, Aberdeen. His children were David (b 1904), Professor of Practical Theology at Aberdeen University, 1947-1972, and Alison Helen (1902-1959), secretary of the Saltire Society.
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