1721–1791

Introduction

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Born: No­vem­ber 10, 1721, An­nan, Dum­fries­shire, Scot­land.

Died: Ju­ly 7, 1791, Pear Tree House, Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land.

Buried: Buc­cleuch Grave­yard, Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land.

Biography

Blacklock stu­died at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ed­in­burgh, and was li­censed to preach in 1739. In 1762, he was or­dained par­ish min­is­ter of Kirk­cud­bright, but due to blind­ness had to re­sign and re­tire on an an­nu­i­ty.

He went to Ed­in­burgh and there re­ceived as board­ers un­i­ver­si­ty students and boys at­tend­ing school.

In 1767, he re­ceived a D.D. de­gree from Mar­is­chal College, Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ab­er­deen. Black­lock was one of the ear­li­est lit­er­a­ry friends of po­et Ro­bert Burns.

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