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Matthew George Easton (Nethanfoot, Lanarkshire, Schotland,[1] 3 June 1823[2][3] – Darvel, East Ayrshire, Scotland, 27 February 1894) was a Scottish reformed presbyterian minister and lexicographer.

Life

Matthew George Easton studied at the University of Glasgow,[4] where he acquired his M.A. in 1843 and D.D. in 1874 on a biography of Krummacher.[4][5] He became pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland in Girvan.

He is best known for his Easton's Bible Dictionary, published three years after he died. Among his other works are English translations of German theological writings.

Family

Easton was married in 1849 to Anne Dobbie (1827–1904). Six children were born in their family: David (1850),[6] Isabella Colts (1852),[7] Lockhart Dobbie (1854),[8] Matthew George (1856), [9] Thomas (1859)[10] and Mary Lang (1862).[11]

George Easton was buried at the Darvel Old Cemetery, East Ayrshire, Scotland.[12] In 1904 his wife Anne Dobbie was placed in this same grave, as well as in 1919 their oldest son, David.[3]

Works

As translator

References

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  1. William Ewing, The Annals of the Free Church of Scotland
  2. http://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9MVD-RC6
  3. 3.0 3.1 See picture of his gravestone: Grafsteen, findagrave.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 The University of Glasgow Story: Matthew George Easton
  5. W. J. Couper, The Reformed Presbyterian Church in Scotland, its congregations, ministers and students, Scottish Church History Society, 1925, p. 125, 126. At archive.org
  6. Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTVV-CW5 : 10 February 2018), David Easton, 15 Jul 1850; reference - 2:16D7L4K, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,380.
  7. Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTVV-CWY : 10 February 2018), Isabella Colts Easton, 10 Apr 1852; reference - 2:16D7L5R, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,380.
  8. Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTVK-MBY : 10 February 2018), Lockhart Dobbie Easton, 22 Nov 1854; reference - 2:16D7L60, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,380.
  9. Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYBV-W3K : 10 February 2018), Matthew George Easton, 14 Oct 1856; citing GIRVAN, AYR, SCOTLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.
  10. Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYBV-F9Q : 10 February 2018), Thomas Easton, 03 Oct 1859; citing GIRVAN,AYR,SCOTLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.
  11. Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XY57-D8B : 10 February 2018), Mary Lang Easton, 27 Sep 1862; citing LOUDOUN, AYR, SCOTLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 6,035,516.
  12. Matthew George Easton, findagrave.com