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Robert Ainslie


Independent nonconformist minister and religious writer. Resident at Pond House (later renamed Tromer Lodge), Down, 1845–58. Minister of New Court Chapel, Carey Street, London. Secretary of the London City Mission and of the Congregational Board of Education. Minister of Christ Church (non-sectarian), Brighton, 1860–74.


Ainslie 1865

Correspondence vol. 3, letter to Susan Darwin, 3[–4] September 1845

England & Wales, non-conformist and non-parochial registers, 1567–1970 (, accessed 27 February 2020)

G. E. Evans 1897

letter from O. A. Ainslie, 23 November 1880

letter from Emma Darwin to W. E. Darwin, [October 1858] (DAR 210.6: 26)

The Times, 23 August 1876, p. 1


Ainslie, Robert. 1865. Discourses delivered in Christ Church, New Road, Brighton. London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer. Brighton: J. H. and C. Treacher.

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 29 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Evans, George Eyre. 1897. Vestiges of Protestant dissent: being lists of ministers … included in the National Conference of Unitarian, Liberal Christian, Free Christian, Presbyterian, and other … congregations. Liverpool: F. & E. Gibbons.