Rev John Witherspoon

Died aged c. 71

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Commemorated on 4 plaques

Thomas Nugent on Geograph
kim traynor on Geograph
gnomonic on Flickr

Laigh Kirk. Until 1738 when Laigh Kirk was erected Paisley's only church had been the Abbey. This new church, later called Laigh or Low because of its geographical position, had as one of its early ministers Rev. John Witherspoon. He later left Paisley for America and became the only clergyman to sign the Declaration of Independence.

15 New St, PA1 1EZ, Paisley, United Kingdom where they minister

Alexander Wilson 'Father of American Ornithology' 1766-1813 poet, artist, explorer & scientist. A pioneer in the scientific study of birds. Baptised, Laigh Kirk, 10 July 1766

Paisley Arts Centre, Paisley, United Kingdom where they worked

This plaque commemorates the historical links between the Edinburgh Medical School and North America. During the years 1749 to 1799, 117 Americans received medical degrees in Edinburgh. They included John Morgan (1735-1789) founder of the Medical School of the college of Philadelphia and those doctors who joined him on the first Faculty William Shippen (1736-1808) Adam Kuhn (1741-1817) Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) Caspar Wistar (1761-1818). The Medical School of the college of Philadelphia was the first in North America. In Addition, Benjamin Rush and Dr John Witherspoon (1723-1794), Theologian from Edinburgh, were signatories of the American Declaration of Independence.

, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they was

In honour of Reverend John Witherspoon 1723 - 1794. Signatory, American Declaration of Independence, President College of New Jersey (Princeton), graduate of the University

Assembly Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they studied