Robert Aitken

Robert Aitken (Aitkin) (1800-1873) was born 22 Jan. 1800 in Crailing, Roxburghshire, Scotland. He was the son of Robert Aitkin and Ann Heron. He married Ann Elizabeth Eyers; widowed 23 Jun. 1838. He married Wilhelmina Day MacDowall Grant on 9 Jul. 1839. He was an influential preacher in England known for his exuberant meetings, one of which was attended by Wilford Woodruff. He died 11 Jul. 1873 in London, Middlesex, England.

Footnotes

Rev. Robert Atkin (M4DT-NC2), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 17 Mar. 2021). Robert Aitken, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/robert-aitken, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). Roxburghshire, Church of Scotland Parish Church of Cavers, “Parish Registers for Cavers, 1694-1854: Baptisms, 1694-1854,” Robert Atkin; New Register House, Edinburgh Scotland; microfilm 1067933, DGS 7909281, FHL. William Prideaux Courtney, “Robert Aiken,” The Concise Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 21 (London, England; Oxford University Press, 1921-22), p. 206. “Isle of Man, Select Parish Register, 1598-1936,” database, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 16 Mar. 2021), Robert Aitken and Anna Elizabeth Eyres; Isle of Man Parish Registers, Salt Lake City, Utah, FamilySearch. Church of England, All Souls Church, (Marylebone, Middlesex), “Parish Registers for All Souls Church, Marylebone, 1825-1930, 1825-1875: Marriages, 1837-1845,” Reverend Robert Aitken and Wilhelmina Day Macdowall Grant, 11 Jul. 1839; London Record Office; microfilm 580899, DGS 8041100, image 142/549, FHL. Church of England, Chapelry of Pendeen (Cornwall), “Parish Registers for Pendeen, 1800-1984: Burials, 1854-1960,” p. 101, Rev. Robert Aiken; Cornwall Record Office; microfilm 246850, DGS 4948778, image 58/267, FHL. “Rev. Robert Aitken,” Paddington Old Cemetery, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England; Find A Grave, 19 Oct. 2016, memorial no. 171528164 (https://findagrave.com, accessed 17 Mar. 2021).

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  • Page 162

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    August 22, 1840 ~ Saturday 22nd [FIGURE] P I received a letter from Mrs Woodruff under date of July 2nd which I was truly rejoice to receive, [FIGURE] I wrote her one in return a double letter one yesterday & on[e] to day {and enclosed} 1/2 {sovereign for Sarah and Wilford} we also received a letter from B. Young & a copy of the 4th
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    August 22, 1840 August 23, 1840 August 24, 1840
  • Page 172

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    September 6, 1840 ~ Sunday 6th Sunday I preached in the morning at Bowl Court 237 Shoreditch was followed by Elders Kimball & Smith. Also we held a meeting in Tabernacle square at 3 oclock & Elders Kimball & Smith preached in the street & I followed them in Bearing testimony one man arose & opposed us & was angry becaus of the truth of God, & conti nued opposing untill the conversation was stoped by the Police. We met again ...
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    September 6, 1840 September 7, 1840
  • Page 175

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    to find saints & build up a Church as in any place we ever visited We Baptized one man & ordained him a priest & 6 others gave in there names to be Baptized on next Saturday or Sunday & also there was some little pro spect of the Rev R. Aitken's A.M. receiving & embr acing the work which will open doors to many honest souls so I felt to rejoice that our lab ours were not altogether in vain. I took the Omnibus & rode 3 miles to ...
    Dates:
    September 11, 1840 September 12, 1840 September 13, 1840
  • Page 231

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    December 10, 1840 ~ Thursday (Dec 10th [FIGURE] I recieved a letter from Elder Hedlock Elder Young one from P P. Pratt containing £5. we walked over Black Friars Bridge called at Zions Chapel, to attend a sacrament meeting at Mr Aitkens society, but they knowing who we were refu◊sed to let us in, fearing lest we should break up their sociey. We then crossed over the Waterloo Road & returned home We attended mee- ting in ...
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    December 10, 1840 December 11, 1840 December 12, 1840
  • Page 145

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    SIGNS IN THE LAST DAYS On the 9th of Aug 1840 their was a sign in the Moon the people at Great Marlvern Hills in Herefordshire Eng took a view of it through their glasses, the appearance of the moon was as if it were painted red & while looking at it one part of it fell in peices & the appearan ce of a soldier was seen in the moon with a white feath- er in his Cap the Number that was on ...
  • Page 39

    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine 1883-84

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    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. [Column 1] We were now in England's great met- ropolis to sound to it the first procla- mation of the Latter-day Work: for Heber C. Kimball, George A. Smith, and my- self were the three first elders in London to preach the Gospel and establish the Church of Latter-day Saints. We took a walk into the city, passed London Bridge twice, and returned and spent the night at the King's Arms. On ...
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    August 21, 1840 August 23, 1840 August 24, 1840 August 25, 1840 September 7, 1840
  • Page 41

    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine 1883-84

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    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. [Column 1] heard, and they wished him to speak to them again. He did so and addressed them at considerable length, and after- ward several invited him home to their houses. While he was away a man who had been a preacher came to Mr. Corner's; I gave him a brief account of the great work of God in the last days and they received the things which I spake unto them. Mr. Corner offered himself for baptism. This was the ...
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    August 31, 1840 September 2, 1840 September 6, 1840 September 9, 1840
  • Page 42

    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine 1883-84

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    TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE [Column 1] brethren and friends in London to re- turn to Herefordshire. We had spent twenty-three days in that great Babylon of modern times and had found it harder to establish the Church there than in any place where we had ever been. We had baptized one man, and ordained him a priest; and six others had given in their names to be baptized on the following Sunday; and at this time there was some little prospect of the Rev. Robert ...
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    September 21, 1840 September 21, 1840
  • Page 90

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    Oct 13 1860 to run the Box on the machine standing I put some 5 lb of compocit- ion in my pocket & want to get onto my mule the girt was not tight & as I went to get on the saddle turned some & as I tried to throw myself onto his back my spur pricked him he sprung light a Deer and turned me with the saddle on his side the second Jump I struct the ground with my head & shoulders my feet cleared the stirups but in trying to hold onto the ...
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    October 14, 1860 October 15, 1860 October 16, 1860 October 17, 1860 October 18, 1860
  • Page 58

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    July 8, 1860 ~ Sunday July 8 1860 Sunday I met with my Quorum in the morning for prayer Wilford prayed E F Sheets was mouth I attended meeting at the Tabernacle through the day. President Young Preached in the forenoon & afternoon and spoke much to the Edification of the people. I spent a short time in his office in the afternoon I met with our Quorum in the evening. Erastus Snow prayed. F. D. Richards was mouth. Mr MC Cummings ...
    Dates:
    July 8, 1860 July 9, 1860 July 10, 1860 July 11, 1860 July 12, 1860 July 13, 1860 July 14, 1860 July 15, 1860