Born: 18 March 1685, Moneylaws, Northumberland, England
Died: 6 November 1752, Dumfermline, Scotland
Ralph Erskine was a Scottish minister and preacher. "Joining in 1737 with the 'Four Brethren,' who, protesting against the action of the General Assembly on Patronage, had been loosed from their charges by the Commission in 1733 and had formed themselves into a Associate Presbytery … [in] 1733… He was deposed by, the General Assembly of 1740. In 1740 the majority of his congregation seceded with him and built him a church in Queen Anne Street, Dunfermline, in which he continued to minister till his death" (Julian 1912). A statue of him stands in the center of Dunfermline.
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