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{{subst:Quick infobox|John Burnett Pratt|1799|1869|}} John Burnett Pratt (born 1799 died 1869), Scottish divine and antiquary, born in 1799 at Cairnbanno, New Deer, was son of a working tradesman. After graduating MA at Aberdeen University, he took orders in the Scottish episcopal church, and obtained a living at Stuartfield in 1821. In 1825 he was elected to St. James's Church, Cruden, where he remained till his death. He was also examining chaplain to the bishop of Aberdeen and domestic chaplain to the Earl of Errol. Aberdeen University conferred on him the honorary degree of LL.D. in 1865. He died at Cruden on 20 March 1869. Besides editing the 'Scottish Episcopal Communion Service' in 1866, he was the author of: 1. 'The Old Paths, where is the Good Way', 3rd edition Oxford, 1840. 2. 'Buchan', octavo, Aberdeen, 1858; 3rd edition, with a memoir, 1870; this work embodied the results of many years of antiquarian and topographical research in the district. 3. 'The Druids', octavo, London, 1861. 4. 'Letters on the Scandinavian Churches, their Doctrine, Worship, and Polity', octavo, London, 1865. 5. 'Scottish Episcopacy and Scottish Episcopalians. Three Sermons', octavo, Aberdeen, 1838.[DNB 1][DNB 2][DNB 3][DNB 4][DNB 5][1]


  1.  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain

    E. I. C.

    (1896). "Pratt, John Burnett (DNB00)". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 46. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 0.

DNB references[edit]

These references are found in the DNB article referred to above.

  1. Memoir by A. Pratt, appended to Buchan, 3rd edition
  2. Aberdeen Free Press, 23 March 1869
  3. Fraserburgh Advertiser, 26 March 1869
  4. Cooper's Biogr. Register, 1869, i. 398
  5. m'Clintock and Strong's Cyclop. of Theol. and Eccles. Literature.

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