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15- John Vaus
1614 Andrew Cant the elder
REGENTS. 15— Henry Spittal
1572 George Paterson David Guthrie
Hercules Rollock 1519 Robert Gray
1580 Robert Mercer 1520 John Hay
Walter Ogilvie 15– John Melueyne
1583 David Rait
1584 Peter Udney
1587 John Guthrie William Mainnie
1590 James Sibbald William Lumsden
1592 William Forbes Robert Maitland I
1594 David Robertson James Chalmers &
1597 Andrew Robertson
1600 Andrew Young |!
1601 Gilbert Ketht
1602 Patrick Guthrie Gilbert Skeyne
1610 Patrick Reid * Appears to have held the offices of Humanist at Marischal College and Rector of the Grammar School of Aberdeen at the same time. One of the Latin poets of the Delitiæ Poet. Scot.
+ Appointed Rector of the Grammar School of Aberdeen in 1663, and held both offices conjointly. Previously Humanist at Marischal College.
Dean of Aberdeen. Very prominent at the Reformation in 1560. His Arms in College Quadrangle.
§ Previously Rector of the Grammar School of Aberdeen. li Afterwards Regent, Edinburgh University.
REGENTS—(Continued). 1610 Robert Dunbar
1709 James Urquhart James Rait
1711 William Simpson 1613 William Forbes
1712 Alexander Burnett 1617 William Lesly of Aikenway 1715 Richard Gordon 1619 Alexander Lunand
1717 John Ker, Prof. of Greek T John Forbes
1717 Daniel Bradfut, Prof. of Greek, 1734 1623 Patrick Forbes
1732 Alexander Rait 1626 John Lundie
1740 John Chalmers 1627 George Leith
1746 John Gregory David Leitche
1748 Roderick Macleod 1629 Andrew Strachan
1751 Thomas Reid ** George Milne
1754 John Leslie, Prof. of Greek 1631 James Sandelands
1761 William Ogilvie 1633 Robert Ogilvie
1764 Alexander Burnetttt 1634 William Strachan
1765 Thomas Gordon, Prof. of Greek, Alexander Middleton
1796 1635 Alexander Garden
1766 James Dunbar 1638 Alexander Scroggie
1790 Gilbert Gerard, Prof. of Greek 1640 Patrick Gordon
1794 William Jack, Prof. of Mathema1641 William Rait
tics, 1800 ; of Moral Philosophy, 1642 George Middleton
1811 1644 Andrew Youngson *
1796 Robert Eden Scott, Professor of 1646 Patrick Sandelandst
Moral Philosophy, 1800 1651 John Strachan I
1797 Hugh Macpherson, Professor of Gilbert Ruile
Greek 1652 Hugh Anderson
1800 William Duncan, Professor of 1656 Andrew Massie
Natural Philosophy; of Mathema1657 William Johnston
tics, 1811 1659 George Gordon &
1811 William Paul, Professor of Natural 1663 Robert Forbes ||
Philosophy 1669 Henry Scougal
John Tulloch, Professor of Mathe1673 George Middleton
matics George Garden
1817 Daniel Dewar, Professor of Moral 1674 John Buchan
Philosophy ## 1679 George Fraser
1819 Andrew Alexander, Professor of 1684 William Black
Moral Philosophy $S 1686 Alex. Fraser, Prof. of Greek, 1700 1820 John Lee, Professor of Moral 1687 George Skene
Philosophy III * Previously Regent, Marischal College ; afterwards Professor in the Scots College at Madrid. + Previously Regent, Marischal College.
Afterwards Rector of the Scots College at Rome. § Afterwards first Earl of Aberdeen. || Previously Regent, Marischal College. 'Afterwards Professor of Humanity, Edinburgh University.
** Author of the Inquiry into the Human Mind,” &c. Afterwards Professor of Moral Philosophy, Glasgow University.
# Resigned the office of Sub-Principal, and was re-appointed to a simple Regency.
Afterwards Principal of Marischal College. $8 Afterwards Professor of Greek, United College, St. Andrews.
III At the same time Professor of Church History, St. Mary's College, St. Andrews; afterwards Principal of the United College, St. Andrews, and laterly, the University of Edinburgh.
REGENTS—(Continued). 1821 Hercules Scott, Professor of Moral |1851 Frederick Fuller, Professor of Philosophy
Mathematics 1834 John Fleming, Professor of Natural 1854 Peter Colin Campbell, Professor of Philosophy
Greek 1845 David Thomson, Professor of 1855 William Duguid Geddes, Professor Natural Philosophy
PROFESSORS OF MATHEMATICS (NON-REGENTS). 1703 Thomas Bower
| 1732 Alexander Rait 1800. See under Regents, 1794.
* Author of the "Philosophy of Zoology"; subsequently Professor of Natural History in the New College, Edinburgh.
+ Author of “Life of God in the Soul of Man,” &c.
Previously Professor of Divinity, Marischal College ; author of the “Essay on Taste”.
Marischal College and University.
ALTHOUGH the Foundation Charter of 1593 contemplates the existence of a Chancellor, it prescribes no mode of election, and the successors of the Founder-the Earls Marischal-under the title of “ Patrons of the Earl Marischal's College”_seem to have been regarded as Chancellors until their forfeiture in 1715. In 1727, a petition was presented to George II., representing the difficulties experienced from the want of a Chancellor, and praying His Majesty to appoint the Duke of Cumberland * to the Office. The result of the petition is unknown. The first recorded appointment of a Chancellor is that of the Earl of Bute in 1761,
as the office is become vacant by the death of his Grace the Duke of Argyll”. From that time the Chancellor was elected for life by the Senatus Academicus.
Besides a Rector to be chosen annually by the “suppositi, divided into four Nations, the Charter established an official entitled the Dean of Faculty (to be elected at the same time by the Chancellor, Rector, Principal, Regents, and Senior Minister of Aberdeen), whose duty was to preside at Examinations, and at the granting of Degrees. No formal record of these elections is extant of earlier date than 1664.
The officials charged with the ordinary work of tuition were the Principal and Three Regents, to whom a fourth was added in 1620, when the Principalship+ was temporarily conjoined with the Divinity Chair. It was the intention of the Founder that
* The Duke of Cumberland, who in 1727 was only six years of age, became, in 1746, Chancellor of St. Andrews.
+ The Principalship Marischal College was in two instances, in the 17th century, held by Doctors of Medicine.
each Regent should devote himself to the teaching of some special branch or branches ; and this system seems to have prevailed until the short-lived union with King's College in 1641, after which date each Regent began to carry his students through all the fou years of the curriculum. After 1717 one of the Regents was, in tardy compliance with the Act of Visitation of 1700, set apart to the duties of Professor of Greek, and in 1753, the other Regencies became Professorships of Moral Philosophy, of Natural Philosophy, and of Civil and Natural History respectively.
To the original offices the following Professorships were added -Mathematics in 1613,* Divinity in 1625, Medicine in 1700, Oriental Languages in 1732, Chemistry in 1793, Church History in 1833, Humanity, Anatomy, and Surgery in 1839, and that of Medical Logic and Medical Jurisprudence in 1857.
CHANCELLORS.+ 1593 George Keith,
Fifth Earl Marischal 1623 William Keith
Sixth 1635 William Keith
- Seventh 1661 George Keith
Eighth 1694 William Keith
Ninth 1712-15 George Keith
Tenth and last ? Archibald Campbell
Third Duke of Argyll 1761 John Stuart
Third Earl of Bute 1793 David Murray
Second Earl of Mansfield 1796 William Eden
First Lord Auckland 1814 George Gordon Eighth Marquis of Huntly (Fifth Duke of Gordon) 1836 Charles Gordon Lennox
Fifth Duke of Richmond and Lennox
RECTORS. 1619 Patrick Dun, M.D.
| 1688-90 William Blair 1625 William Forbes, D.D.
1691-1713 No Election 1642-43 Willian Guild, D.D. I
1714 John Urquhart of Meldrum 1648 David Lindsay
1715 No Record 1664 Arthur Rose
1716-17 No Classes 1665 John Milne
1718-19 No Record 1666-72 No Record
1720-22 Sir Wm. Forbes of Craigievar, 1673-75 George Meldrum
Bart. 1676-78 No Record
1723-25 Thomas Forbes, yr. of Echt 1679-86 Patrick Sibbald
1726-28 Patrick Duff of Premnay 1687 No Record
1729 William Duff of Braco * No Professor of Mathematics was appointed until 1626.
+ Further details as to the Officials will be found in the New Spalding Club' : Fasti Academiae Mariscallanae, vol. ii., 1898.
See under King's College (list of Principals).