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James MOFFATT

Male 1870 - 1944  (73 years)


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  • Name James MOFFATT 
    Gender Male 
    Born 4 July 1870  26 Burnbank Gardens, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • IGI, GRO-Edinburgh 5, 124
    Census 1871  26 Burnbank Gardens, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1881  7 Comely Bank, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1891  18 Burnbank Gardens, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1907  Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1912  Mansfield College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1915  Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1927  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 27 June 1944  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14683  Clan Moffat UK
    Last Modified 29 April 2018 

    Father George MOFFATT,   b. 25 June 1839, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 December 1904, 18 Burnbank Gardens, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Isabella Simpson MORTON,   b. 22 February 1844, Dunbar, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1922, Highfield, Dreghorn Lane, Colinton, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F2843  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Mary REITH,   b. 10 April 1865, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 29 September 1896  Ince College Church, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • GRO-Edinburgh 2, 196
    Children 
     1. George Stuart MOFFAT,   b. 15 November 1897, 18 Burnbank Gardens, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1907, City Hospital, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     2. Eric Morton MOFFATT,   b. 7 September 1903, United Free Manse, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. March 1961, Chard, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Margaret Skelton MOFFAT,   b. 23 September 1905, United Free Manse, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. October 1995, Ludlow, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. James Archibald Reith MOFFAT,   b. 11 December 1908, Mansefield, Camphill Road, Broughty Ferry, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1985, Leith Hospital, Leith, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Family ID F6726  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Theologian. Ordained minister of United Free Church of Scotland, 1896. Professor of Greek, Oxford, 1912-15. Professor of Church History, Glasgow, 1915-27; New York, 1927-38. Translated the Moffatt New Testament, 1913, and Old Testament, 1924. See Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. "Born on 4 July 1870, James Moffatt was educated at Glasgow Academy and Glasgow University before being ordained in 1896. In 1907 Moffatt came from the United Free Church of Scotland in Dundonald, Ayrshire to Broughty Ferry. His Introduction to the Literature of the New Testament, a comprehensive survey of contemporary biblical scholarship, appeared in 1911 while he was minister at what was then Broughty Ferry East United Free Church. In 1911, following 15 years as a parish minister, Moffatt was appointed Professor of Greek and New Testament Exegesis at Mansfield College, Oxford. He returned to Glasgow in 1915 as Professor of Church History at the United Free Church College. Moving on from there, he served as Washburn Professor of Church History at the Union Theological Seminary, New York from 1927 until his retiral in 1939. The Reverend Professor James Moffatt DD DLitt passed away on 27 June, 1944 in New York aged 73." Prof. Hugh M. Begg (2014)


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