GREGOR, JOHN (1808-1848), clergyman, was born on 14 December 1808 at Forgie, Banffshire, Scotland, the son of James Grigor and his wife Jannet, née Leslie. He was educated at King's College, Aberdeen University (M.A., 1831). He was ordained a minister of the Church of Scotland in 1837 and on the recommendation of its colonial committee he immediately left for New South Wales with a group of Presbyterian ministers assembled by Rev. John Dunmore Lang. In December 1837 Gregor arrived in Sydney in the Portland and was soon involved in the current dissensions in the Presbyterian Church. He declined admission to the new synod of New South Wales which Lang organized, but joined the already existing presbytery there. After a brief ministry at Williams River he accepted the call of a group of Presbyterians at Maitland, despite the presence there of a Presbyterian minister of Lang's synod.
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