Patrick Bannerman ~ Minister, Writer, and Religious Radical

Patrick Bannerman (1715-1798) – minister, writer and religious radical. Born at Inveravon, educated King’s College, Aberdeen, ordained St Madoes in 1741 and then moved to Kinnoull parish in 1746. He wrote on religious and civil liberty and campaigned on these issues within the Protestant church – especially against ecclesiastical patronage and hierarchy within the church. Amongst his writing is included A Sermon upon reformation and Revolution Principles (1751); A Plan of education for Rural Academics (1773). Another area of his writing was philosophy and manners. He is known for his funeral service on the death of Lord Milton in 1766. Bannerman died in 1798.