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URE, Robert, Canadian clergyman, born in Lanarkshire, Scotland, in January, 1823. When he was nineteen years old he emigrated to Canada, and settled at Hamilton. He studied theology, and was ordained a minister of the Free Presbyterian church in 1850. He was a pastor at Streetsville in 1850-'62, and since the latter year he has been stationed at Goderich, Ont. He was for two years a lecturer on apologetics at Knox college, Toronto, and has also been a lecturer on the same subject at Queen's university, Kingston. He aided in bringing about the union of the various Presbyterian churches in Canada, , and was a moderator of the united churches. He received the degree of D. D. from Queen's university in 1876.
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