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Robert Sandeman

promoter religious sect

Robert Sandeman, promoter religious sect.

Background

Sandeman, Robert was born on April 29, 1718 in Perth, Scotland. Son of David and Margaret (Ramsay) Sandeman.

Education

Attended U. Edinburgh (Scotland).

Career

Partner (with brother) in linen manufacture, 1736-1744. Became elder Glassite chs., 1744. Served at Perth, Dundee, Scotland, Edinburgh, also London, England.

Organizer London Congregation, 1760. Came to the United States, 1764, established Glassite (called Sandemanian in the United States) chs., Boston, Portsmouth, N.H., Taunton, Massachusetts. Established residence and sect headquarters, Danbury, Connecticut, 1767.

Sandemanians rejected Covenant of Grace, believed in independence of church and state, practiced primitive Christian rites, preached that the mere acknowledgement of “the person and work of Jesus Christ” is all that is required for justification and regeneration. Author: Letters on Theron and Aspasia Addressed to the Author, 1757. Some Thoughts on Christianity, 1764.

Works

  • Author: Letters on Theron and Aspasia Addressed to the Author, 1757. Some Thoughts on Christianity, 1764.

Connections

Married Catherine Glas (Glass), 1737.

father:
David Sandeman

mother:
Margaret (Ramsay) Sandeman

spouse:
Catherine Glas