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Rev. Dr. James Grierson (1791 - 1875) was the minister for the Church of Scotland and served in Errol, Scotland from 1819 - 1843. In 1843, he became a minister of the Free Church of Scotland during the year of the Disruption, which was a split in the Presbyterian Church over its relationship to the State. He and some of the congregation created the new Free Church of Errol in 1843 and Rev. Grierson served as minister until his death in 1875.

Born in Ruthwell, Dumfriessshire, Reverend Grierson was licensed by the Presbytery of Stirling on September 22, 1816. He was presented to the Parrish Church of Errol by John Lee Allen, proprietor of the Errol Estates, and ordained in Errol on August 12, 1819. He married on March 6, 1822, to Margaret Moncrieff.

He was named Moderator of the Free Church General Assembly in May 18, 1854. Rev. Grierson received his Doctorate of Divinity from Edinburgh, on March 25, 1854.

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