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From: "Patercake" <>
Subject: [CHS] Ordination of William REID
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 11:44:31 +1200
I have just joined the list and am hoping someone can help me to find the ordination of my G-G-G-G-Grandfather William REID. This mans life has been very hard to trace as he was very mobile, but finally I have found him in later life as a vicar in Aveley, Essex. However I have not been able to uncover where he gained his M.A. or when he was ordained. My reason for joining this group is because I believe he could have been ordained in Chester!!!
This is the history of the man.
William REID son of David REID and Margaret DUNNETT was born in Edinburgh on 19 Feb 1738
1772 Raffalds Directory of Manchester and Salford gives. REED William, Check-manufacturer, Cannon Street, Manchester.(not listed in 1788). It seems likely that his place of work was "REED & SLACK COTTON MANUFACTURERS" which is listed in the Banck's Manchester Directory 1800 at 7 Cannon St. I have not been able to find out any more about this company.
Produced children in Manchester between 1771 and 1781 (mostly baptised at Manchester Cathedral or Cross St Presbyterian)
He possibly lived at Anchoats Lane in 1785 when a James REID entered Manchester School.
On 7 Aug 1799 he was licensed to the lectureship of St Benet Gracechurch, with St Leonard Eastcheap in the City of London. He resigned from the lectureship on 4 January 1805.
Also he is found as vicar of Aveley Essex from 1803 until 1810 when he died.
"Revd William REID M.A., Vicar of Aveley, Chaplain to Jane Elizabeth countess of ROTHES(?) died 25 May 1810 ".
I have been unable to discover where he gained his MA or where he was ordained. Perhaps his degree was in Edinburgh or Glasgow and his ordination in Chester. I have checked the London Ordinations with no luck. Aveley Church records show no mention of where he gained his degree or was ordained.
Hope someone can be of help.
Looking forward to a reply
Jenny in N.Z.