Erskine John DD
Erskine, John, D.D. (1721-1803), son of John Erskine, was intended for the legal, but was drawn by his tastes to the clerical profession. In 1758 he was appointed to the New Greyfriars Church at Edinburgh, and in 1767 to Old Greyfriars. He headed the Evangelical party in Scotland, and for his personal character was much esteemed even by his opponents, who were led by Dr. Robertson. Scott pays a compliment to his eloquence in Guy Manneriny, where Mr. Pleydell takes the Colonel to hear him on Sunday morning. He left behind him controversial writings and some moderate Calvinistic sermons.