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(1887-1890)
B.A.
(T.C.D.); (the late) Rev. Canon H. W. B.
Thompson (1887-1890),
B.A.
(T.C.D.) ,
B.D.;
and Rev.
Frederick Julius Irvine (1888-1891),
B.A.
(T.C.D.), son of
(the late) Rev. Canon Richard Irvine,
D.D.,
Incumbent
of St. Stephen' s, Belfast and Rural Dean of South Belfast ,
have each in his sphere notably ext ended the prestige of
our M.C.B. There may have been others not yet traced.
The Presbyterian Church drew from the College Rev.
Thomas McAnlis
1
(1877-1881), whose early death in India
was a heavy loss to
the ranks of pioneer
missionaries .: Rev.
Samuel Gibson (1872-
1882),
M. A.,
Dublin ;
Rev. Samuel M. J OhI1S–
ton (1885-1887) ,
D.se.,
F .R.S .E.,
who after he–
inf minister in charge
of Pomeroy for eight
y ea r s (1895-]903) ,
joined the united Free
Church of Scotland,
proceeded to take a
Doctorate of Science
SA~ll·EI.:\[
J
OHXSTOX.
at Edinburgh University and was later elected a Fellow of
Royal Society, Edinburgh; Rev. John Deans (1885-1887)'
B.A.,
of Richhil! , brother of Re\,. \Villiam Deans,
LL.D. ;
Rev. Frederick C. Gibson (lRSl -1890),
RA.,
Superin-
1.
In 1886 he was ordained as a Missionary of the Presbyterian Church and went
out to N.W. India (Province of Katiawara and Gujarat). After a period
of training in the Guj arati language he was sent to take charge of Broacb.
a new station. H e contracted malaria, to which he succumber!, 15th
September, 1889, in the h eight of his promise, leaving great hopes unfulfilled .
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