LIFE OF MR JOHN LIVINGSTONE,
MINISTER OF THE GOSPELL.
WRITTEN BY HIMSELF
TAKEN FROM THE COPY COLLATED WITH THE
AUTHOR'S OWN MANUSCRIPT.
SOME OBSERVATIONS OF THE LORD'S DEALING TOWARDS ME DUREING MY LIFE, WRITTEN FOR THE USE OF MY CHILDREN.1
MY father was Mr WILLIAM LIVINGSTONE, first minister at Monyabrock,2
where he entered in the year
1600, and thereafter was transported about the year 1614, to be minister at Lanerk, where he died in
the year 1641, being sixty-five years old.3
His father was Mr Alexander Livingstone, minister also at Monyabrock, who was in near relation to the house of
Callender, his father, who
Wodrow MSS. vol. xviii. 4to, No. 9. The MS. from which this edition of the life of Livingstone is printed
has on the margin various notes and rubrics in the handwriting of Wodrow, and may, therefore, be regarded as
authenticated by him. But to secure as accurate an edition as possible, it has been collated with a MS.
in the possession of Rev. Thomas M'Crie; and the various readings given in inverted commas on the margin are
from that MS., unless they be otherwise marked. This edition has also been in part collated with a very
accurate MS. in the possession of William Brown, Esq., Surgeon, Edinburgh. The discrepencies are for the most part
Some account of him will be found in a subsequent part of this volume.