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BY THE LATE

Rev. GEORGE LYON,

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MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL,

STRATHMIGLO.

To which is prefixed,

A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR,

EDINBURGH,

Printed for the BENEFIT of the AUTHOR'S FAMILI;
and published by P. HILL, Edinburgh,

end T. KAY, London.

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Reverend GEORGE LYON,

Late Minister of the Gospel at Strathmiglo.

MR GEORGE LYON was fon to Mr James Lyon, minister of the Gospel at Blairgowrie, descended of a younger branch of the noble family of Strathmore. His mother's name was Allison Gillespie, daughter of the late Mr George Gillespie, his immediate predeceffor. Mr Gillespie, whose character was universally respected, was descended of very worthy and honourable ancestors. He was, grandson to the gentleman of the same name, who was one of the members from Scotland, of the famous Assembly of Divines which met at Westminster.

The Author of the following Sermons was born the 17th day of February 1729. He was educated at the grammar-school of Dundee, and studied at the university of St Andrews.

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He was licensed to preach in the year 1752 ; and, foon after, he came to Strathmiglo to visit his grandfather, who being then in an infirm and declining state of health, kept him as his assistant. While he officiated in that capacity, the congregation discovered a very strong attachment to him ; and the proper steps having been taken, with the consent and cordial approbation of Mr Gillespie, he was ordained as his assistant and successor in May 1754, to the great fatisfaction of the whole parish. Mr Gillespie died about two years after, in the 56th year of his ministry.

In the year 1757, he married Sophia MarAhall, youngest daughter of the reverend David Marshall, late minister of the gospel In Kirkaldy, who survives him, and by whom he had several children. His eldest fon, James, a very promising young man, died at St Andrews, where he was studying divinity, in the year 1782. In the year 1779, his second fon David went out in the Loyalist privateer of Greenock, which ship, after she failed from Greenock, was never afterwards heard of;--it is believed she

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