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and six bolls meal betwixt Yuill and Candlemass, and twenty pounds Scots for washing the naprie and keeping the utensils in good repair; and likewise that he have the college garden for his own use and all that it affords, over and above what is needful for the college table, he being always obliged to keep the trees walks and flower plot in good order, and that without any salary; and that he have the benefit of the gardener's house, and get possession of the same at Whitsunday next . . .
21st October 1723. The said day, the principall and masters considering the great inconveniences to the university by the neglect of the profession and study of the civil law, did judge it their duty to represent the same to Mr. Alexander Garden [of Troup] civilist, and to desire his attendance conform to the foundation.
23rd December 1725. The procuratores nationum, with the principal and masters, unanimously elect Dr. James Gregory in Aberdeen to the office of mediciner.
11th January 1726. The masters having formerly seen and approven an English poem written by Mr. David Malloch tutor to the duke of Montrose's sons, in imitation of the Danaides, and having ordered the same to be published therewith, they as a mark of esteem and respect . . . unanimously agreed that a diploma shall be sent to him conferring on him the degree of Master of Arts.
8th April 1726.
Sir Nicolas Trott late governor of Carolina, whose performance and specimen of a Hebrew dictionary had been approven by the college in summer 1724, and who had been created a Doctor of Laws by the university of Oxford, obtains, at his own request, a diploma ad eundem gradum.
25th April 1726. Doctor Gregory elected dean of the facultie of medicine.
12th December 1727. The said day, Lesley of Iden having sent to the college as a present a curious manuscript on vellum relating to the cathedral church of Aberdeen, containing the necrologie thereof and other valuable papers, a letter of thanks to be written to him.
23rd December 1728. The said day, the university ordered to be sent off for London six diplomas for the degree of Doctor of Divinity in favours of masters Obadiah Hughes, Jolm Cummins, Jolm Evans, William Harris, Jabesh Earle, and Isaac Watts.
29th August 1732. Mr. Jolm Guise, and Mr. Thomas Ridgeley, two dissenting ministers of the city of London, made Doctors of Divinity.
31st October 1732. The principal and masters appoint Mr. Alexander Rait, not only to assist the subprincipal in teaching his philosophy class, but also to teach mathematies both publicly and privately in the college.
20th December 1732. Doctor James Gregorie dimits his office of professor of medicine.
Doctor James Gregorie, younger, unanimously elected professor of medicine.
5th July 1737.
Mr. Philip Doddridge, minister of the gospel, and master of an academy at Northampton, a person of established character for learning, and particularly knowledge in divinity, created a Doctor in Divinity.
15th February 1738. The university unanimously resolved that the degree of Batchelor in Divinity be conferred upon the reverend Mr. Edmund Calamy, minister of the gospel in London, and son to the late Dr. Edmund Calamy.
10th July 1738.
Mr. Archibald Campbell, professor of church history in the university of St. Andrews, made Doctor of Divinity.
23rd October 1738. It being represented to the university, that the want of an accomplished gentlewoman for teaching white and coloured seam was an occasion of several gentlemens' sons being kept from this college, their parents inclining to send them where they might have suitable education .for their daughters also; and that one Mrs. Cuthbert, now residing in ttys toun, had given sufficient proof of her capacity and diligence . . . the university judged it reasonable ... to advance her twelve pounds Scots, out of the revenue belonging to the college for the ensuing year.
17th July 1739.
The principal represented that Mr. Jolm Leland, minister of the gospel in Dublin, is a person of established character for learning, particularly for his knowledge in divinity, and that he had done eminent service in his defences of Christianity against the deists. . . . Wherefore he proposed that the degree of Doctor of Divinity should be conferred upon him. This motion . . . was unanimously gone into.
13th March 1746.
Mr. Jolm Gregorie, son to Mr. James Gregorie, late professor of medicine, made Doctor of Medicine.
3rd June 1746.
Doctor Jolm Gregorie elected one of the regents of philosophy.
25th August 1747. Mr. Thomas Thackeray, batchellour of divinity in the university of Cambridge, and rector of Heydon, made a Doctor of Divinity, on the recommendation of Lord Strichen.
28th January 1748. Mr. Charles Rose, minister of the gospel at Antigua, and depute judge of the admiralty there, made a Doctor of Laws.
8th September 1749. Dr Jolm Gregorie represented that, being now settled in Aberdeen as a physician, it was impossible for him any longer to attend his business as a professor of philosophy . . . and desired the masters to proceed to the election of another person in his room.
22nd November 1751. Mr. Thomas Reid elected regent.
25th April 1753.
The said day, Mr. Thomas Gordon, humanist, represented to the meeting that having advised with his colleagues, and corresponded with gentlemen in the universities of St. Andrews and Glasgow, anent the proper duty of a professor of humanity, he intended to give over, at Whitsunday next, the teaching the elements of Latin in the way of a grammar school .". .
The masters, having considered the above proposal, did unanimously approve of the same, being fully sensible that the business of teaching the elements of Latin, in the way of a common grammar school, is become altogether uncreditable for a professor in an university; and, although it might be necessary at the time of the foundation, when perhaps there was not a grammar school in the north of Scotland, yet now it is entirely useless, seeing at the Revolution provision was made by act of parliament for a publick school in every parish in which the elements of Latin is taught . . .
5th July 1754.
Mr. Jolm Gordon of Buthlaw, advocate, professor of civil law in the university of Edinburgh, created Doctor of Laws.
10th May 1756.
Doctor Jolm Gregory admitted to the office of professor of medicine.
Anno Domini 1601. In academiam Abredonensem recepti sunt juuenes quorum nomina sequuntur preside magistro Andrea Junio, cui paulo post eodem anno successit eius discipulus magister Gilbertus Ketbt.
Richardus Maitland. Joannes Fyffe.
Gulielmus Lumisdanus. Patricius Raedus.
Jacobus Strathauchinius. Alexander Bissat.
Gulielmus Leisk. Johannes Strato.
Joannes Symmer. Alexander Gordone.
Matthaeus Lumisdanus. Gulielmus Gordone.
Jacobus Irvinus. Johannes Cheyne.
In album matriculamque academic regie Abredonensis recepti sunt adolescentes quorum nomina subscripta sunt, anno Domini 1602, preside magistro Jacobo Strathauchinio.
Jacobus Ogilvye. Joannes Leslie.
Gulielmus Wischartt. Alexander Strathauchine.
Walter Urquhart. Alexander Innes.
Hugo Movatt. Allexander Bettone.
Alexander Arbutlmot. Gilbert Keth.
Gulielmus Ogstowne. Gulielmus Keythe.
In academiam Abredonensem adolescentes quorum nomina infra scribuntur recepti sunt, praeside magistro Patricio Guthreyo, anno 1603. Thomas Burnaetus de Leyes. Alexander Cumenius de Culter.