Robert Mackie (c.1715-93)
Robert Mackie was a grocer in Glasgow.
He started to attend Methodist preaching in about 1765 having 'lived near fifty years without God and without hope in the world. His life had been very irregular; drunkeness was his besetting sin&'.
He was converted under the ministry of the itinerant Thomas Taylor and was soon appointed a class leader, filling that office for nearly thirty years. Mackie also became the principal steward of the Glasgow society and frequently provided hospitality to visiting preachers.
After a slow decline, Mackie died on September 16th 1800.
Source: Methodist Magazine 1800, 299-302 and PLP 5/6.46 (MARC)