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, Salt Lake Co., 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 320

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

    Excerpt:
    July 17, 1864 ~ Sunday 17 July 1864 Sunday I met with my circle in the morning I prayed E Hunter was Mouth I attended meeting in the Bowery in the Morning. I preached to the people upon the gospel & had the spirit of the Lord was followed by J V Long in the After noon I did not attend meeting. G A Smith H C Kimball, J Vancott & President Young spoke ...
    Dates:
    July 17, 1864 July 18, 1864 July 19, 1864 July 20, 1864 July 21, 1864 July 22, 1864 July 23, 1864 July 24, 1864
  • Page 4

    Part of Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 21 August 1840

    Excerpt:
    Aug 24th I attended meeting yesterday at Zions Chapel watterloo Road & herd [2] ^three^ sermons for th from the celebrated Robert Aitken. we were much Edifyed with some of his preaching, ie he is looking for things in some degree as they will take place. he says the sectarian world will be damned for they are not of God he says the judgments of God will spedily fall upon the whole gentile world. But notw[ith] [page turned down] standing he sees all these things he has rejected us ...
  • Page 13

    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Chapter 2

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    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. 133 We were now in England's great met- ropolis to sound to it the first proclama- tion 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 the following day we called upon the ...
    Dates:
    August 21, 1840 August 23, 1840 August 24, 1840 August 25, 1840 September 7, 1840
  • Page 15

    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Chapter 2

    Excerpt:
    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. 135 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 first man in ...
    Dates:
    August 31, 1840 September 2, 1840 September 6, 1840 September 9, 1840
  • Page 16

    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine Chapter 2

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    136 TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE. brethren and friends in London to re- turn to Herfordshire. 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 ...
    Dates:
    September 21, 1840