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REF BX9099 .F37 1915 v. 3 
Scott, Hew, 1791-1872. 
Fasti ecclesi scotican 



FASTI ECCLESI.E SCOTICAN^ 



SYNOD OF GLASGOW AND AYR 



EDITORIAL COMMITTEE 

The Rev. W. S. Crockett, Minister of Tweedsmuir, Convener and General Editor 

Francis James Grant, W.S., Rothesay Herald and Lyon Clerk, Vice-Convener 

and Joint-Editor. 

The Very Rev. Professor James Cooper, D.D., D.Litt., D.C.L. 

W. Traquair Dickson, W.S. 

The Rev. Professor James Mackinnon, Ph.D., D.D. 

Sir James Balfour Paul, C.V.O., LL.D., Lord Lyon King-of-Arms. 

The Rev. Arthur P. Sym, B.D. 

The Rev. Robert W. Weir, D.D. 



GENERAL COMMITTEE 



The Very Rev. David Paul, D.D., LL.D., 
Edinburgh 

The Rev. Thomas Burns, D.D., Edinburgh 

The Rev. W. W. Coats, D.D., Brechin 

The Rev. R. Menzies Fergusson, D.D., 
Logie 

The Rev. James Gillan, D.D., Edinburgh 
The Rev. J. King Hewison, D.D., Rothesay 
The Rev. J. Mitchell, D.D., Mauchline 
The Rev. Robert Pryde, D.D., Glasgow 
The Rev. J. R. Aitken, M.A., Edinburgh 
The Rev. William Auld, B.D., Carnock 
The Rev. James W. Blake, M.A., Temple 
The Rev. John Burleigh, Ednam 
The Rev. Andrew Burns, Fenwick 
The Rev. J. A. Cameron, B.D., Legerwood 
The Rev. A. J. Campbell, B.A., Glasgow 
The Rev. J. T. Cox, B.D., Dyce 
The Rev. A. A. Duncan, B.D., Auchterless 
The Rev. Richard Henderson, B.D., 
Longside 



The Rev. Geo. D. Hutton, M.A., B.Sc, 
Bothkennar 

The Rev. J. F. Leishman, M.A., Linton 

The Rev. A. J. Macdonald, Killearnan 

The Rev. A. M. MacGregor, Lochryan 

The Rev. Arch. Maclaren, Glasgow 

The Rev. J. Muirhead, B.D., Avendale 

The Rev. J. W. Murray, B.A.(Oxon.), Manor 

The Rev. W. H. Porter, Cidts, Pitlessie 

The Rev. Harry Smith, M.A., Old Kil- 
patrick 

The Rev. James Smith, B.D., Aberdeen 

The Rev. W. Stephen, B.D., Inverkeithing 

The Rev. D. Macfarlane Wilson, 
Thornton 

The Rev. Wm. Wilson, M.A., Trossachs 

C. E. W. Macpherson, C.A., Edin. 

Thomas Reid, M.A., Lanark 

J. H. Stevenson, M.B.E., K.C., Advocate, 
Edinburgh 



FASTI ECCLESIiE 
SCOTICAN.E 

THE SUCCESSION OF MINISTERS IN 

THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND FROM 

THE REFORMATION 

/ BY 

HEW^SCOTT, D.D. 



NEW EDITION 

Revised and continued to the Present Time under the Superintendence 
of a Committee appointed by the General Assembly 



VOLUME III 

SYNOD OF GLASGOW AND AYR 



OLIVER AND BOYD 

EDINBURGH: TWEEDDALE COURT 

1920 



PREFATORY NOTE 

The Editorial Committee regret the delay in issuing this Third 
Volume of the Fasti. The Volume has been in type for a year, but 
publishing difficulties having arisen in consequence of the enormous 
increase in printing expenses, the work could not be further proceeded 
with at the time. 

Volume Three, including within its scope the Presbytery of 
Glasgow, has entailed an unusual amount of often difficult and 
arduous research. Thanks must be accorded to many persons, both 
clerical and lay, who have helped in the preparation of this Volume. 
The Committee are specially indebted for much assistance to the 
Clerks of the various Presbyteries, and to the Rev. Andrew Burns, 
Fenwick; the Rev. W. S. Brownlee, Clydebank; the Rev. John Muirhead, 
Avendale; the Rev. Archibald Maclaren, Glasgow, and Mr Thomas 
Reid, M.A., Lanark. They have also to thank Mr D. A. Boyd, 
Saltcoats, and Mr James R. Anderson, Ayr, for placing valuable 
notes at their disposal. Pains have been taken to verify the informa- 
tion given, but the book does not claim to be immaculate. It has 
been found that information taken from pedigrees, and even from 
tombstones, is frequently contradictory and misleading. Causes of 
trouble nearly always occur in proper names and dates. In almost 
eveiy case, however, the material now furnished has been transcribed 
from the Records of the Church, the Separate Registers of each 
Presbytery, the Public Records in H.M. Register House and else- 
where, and all the printed literature available on Parish and Family 
Histories, Biographies, Newspaper Sketches, etc. 

The Volume has been brought down to the eve of publication. 

10th June 1920. 



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CONTENTS 



Abbreviations 

Synod of Glasgow and Ayr — 
I. Presbytery of Ayr 
II. Presbytery of Irvine 

III. Presbytery of Paisley 

IV. Presbytery of Greenock 
V. Presbytery of Hamilton 

VI. Presbytery of Lanark 
VII. Presbytery of Dunbarton 
VIII. Presbytery of Glasgow 

Bibliography of Church and Parish Histories, etc. 

Index of Parishes and Chapels . 

Index of Ministers . . - . 



PAOB 

viii 



1 
78 
131 
190 
220 
284 
325 
371 

493 

508 

513 



ABBREVIATIONS 



adm. 


. admitted 


marr. 


. married 


app. 


. appointed 


min. . 


. minister 


bapt. 


. baptized 


ord. . 


. ordained 


coll. 


. collated 


pres. . 


. presented 


cont. 


. contract 


presb. 


. presbytery 




(marriage) 


pro. . 


. proclaimed 


dem. 


. demitted 


res. . 


. resigned 


dep. 


. deposed 


S.£>. 


. without issue 


ind. 


. inducted 


trans. 


. translated 


inst. 


. instituted 


univ. 


. university 


licen. 


. licensed 


unmarr. 


. unmarried 



SYNOD OF GLASGOW AND AYR 



The Synod Eegister begins 30th August 1687. 



PEESBYTEEY OF AYR 

[In 1581 the General Assembly had in view the erection of a Presbytery at Ayr. How 
soon thereafter this Court was actually constituted does not appear. The Presbytery 
Eegister begins at 20th April 1642. There is a gap in the Records from 22nd Jan. 1651 
to 3rd Aug. 1687.] 



ALLOWAY (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Alloway is ancient, and 
was a prebend of the Chapel Royal of 
Stirling. Its church was dedicated to St 
Mungo. In 1690 the parishes of Ayr and 
Alloway were united. The ancient church 
of this parish, " Alloway's auld haunted 
kirk," the romantic scene of Tam o' Shanter's 
ghostly vision, still stands roofless in its 
churchyard, a finely placed, impressive ruin. 
Near its west end is St Mungo's Well, which 
Burns has not overlooked in the poem. In 
the churchyard is buried William Burns, 
the poet's father. In 1858 a mission chapel 
was built close to the churchyard gate. By 
decree of the Court of Teinds, 4th July 
1860, Alloway was disjoined from Ayr, and 
erected anew as a separate parish. In 
addition to the territory within its ancient 
boundaries, Alloway thereafter included 
certain lands on the right bank of the 
Water of Doon taken from the parish 
of Maybole. In 1891 the modern parish 
church of Alloway was considerably 
enlarged.] 

JAMES RAMSAY, reader from 1567 to 
156 ^ 1580; pres. to the parsonage and 
vicarage by James VI. 28th March 
1573.— [Reg. Assig.] 

VOL. III. 



JAMES DALRYMPLE, min. of Ayr; 
1573 pres. to the vicarage 13th Aug. 1573. 

THOMAS FALCONER, reader in 
1589 1589. 

ANDREW MILLAR, min. in 1628; 
1628 pres. to Girvan 26th Nov. 1632. 

DAVID M'QUORNE, min. before 1636. 
As he had neither manse, glebe, nor 
competent allowance, the Presb., on 
12th July 1643, apparently gave him leave 
to accept a call to any other parish, but it 
was not till 11th Sept. 1662 that he was 
pres. to Straiton. 



1636 



1859 



JOHN LOCHHEAD, born Toward, 
Argyll, 1833, eldest son of Thomas 
L., farmer ; educated at Glasgow 
Univ. ; licen. by Presb. of Dunoon ; ord. 
17th Feb. 1859 ; first min. of the parish 4th 
July 1860 ; res. on account of voice failure, 
1880, and went to reside at Cheltenham. 

SAMUEL MARCUS DILL, born Belfast, 
20th Dec. 1843, son of Professor Robert 
Foster D., M.D., M.R.C.S., Queen's 
College, Belfast, and Catherine Haughton 
Rentoul ; educated at Royal Belfast Institu- 
tion, Queen's College, Belfast, Assembly's 
Theological College, Belfast, Theological 



1881 



ALLOW AY— ANNBANK 



[PKESB. OF 



College, Geneva ; Queen's University, Ire- 
land; B.A. (1864), M.A. (1866), licen. by 
Presb. of Belfast Dec. 1867 ; ord. to Cumber, 
Co. Londonderry, 5th May 1868 ; trans, to 
Ballymena, Co. Antrim, 7th May 1874 ; 
adm. here 5th May 1881 ; D.D. (United 
Theological Faculties of Presbyterian 
Church of Ireland, 1907); joint -convener 
of Committee on Small Livings 1912 ; 
Moderator of the General Assembly 21st 
May 1912; dem. 4th June 1918. Marr. 
4th July 1878, Agnes Graham, daugh. of 
John James Kowe of Dinglefield, Liverpool, 
and has issue — Kathleen Norah, army nurse, 
born 14th June 1880 ; Marcus Graham, 
brevet major R.A.M.C., served in France, 
bom 22nd Feb. 1882 ; Robert Foster, D.S.O., 
captain 129th Baluchis, born 6th June 
1883, killed in France 11th April 1915; 
Agnes Rosa, born 4th Jan. 1887 ; John 
Rowe, lieut. 49th Punjabis, born 3rd Dec. 
1889, killed in France, 6th June 1915; 
Hessy Foster, born 31st Jan. 1892 ; Alfred 
Vincent, M.B., Ch.B., born 26th April 
1893 ; Louise le Blanc, born 20th May 1897. 
Publications — Sermons and Contributions 
to Theological and Literary Magazines ; 
The Church, The Body of Christ [Assembly 
Closing Address] (Edinburgh, 1912). 

JOHN M'FARLANE HAMILTON, 

born Beith, 28th April 1879, son of 
John H. and Isabella Steedman ; 
educated at Beith Academy, Vale of Leven 
Academy, and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1902), B.D. (1905); licen. by Presb. of 
Dunbarton April 1905 ; assistant at Ren- 
frew ; ord. to St James's, Ayr, 14th Feb. 
1912 ; trans, and adm. 18th Dec. 1918. 



ANNBANK (Q.S.). 

[A chapel was built at Annbank in 1871. 
This parish, erected 10th July 1914 by the 
Court of Teinds, was disjoined from the 
parishes of Tarbolton and St Quivox.] 

GEORGE M'CONACHIE, M.A; ord. 
1st Oct. 1873; trans, to Rerrick 
24th July 1877. 

GAVIN CRAWFORD, ord. 18th Oct. 
77 1877 ; trans, to Fauldhouse 20th 
June 1882. 



THOMAS WALLS, licen. by Presb. of 
1882 Edinburgh 12th May 1880 ; ord. 25th 
Sept. 1882; res. 1st Dec. 1886; 
was assistant at Shettleston 1892. 

ANDREW ROBERTSON, M.A.; ord. 
30th Dec. 1886; trans, to Cadzow 



1886 



13th Dec. 1888. 



JOHN MANN CALLAN, educated at 

1889 Univ - of Glasgow; M.A. (1882); 

licen. and ord. by Presb. of Dunoon 

to Presbyterian Church, Balwearie, Pictou, 

Nova Scotia, 1886; adm. here 1889; res. 1895. 

MELVILLE VIPONT ANDERSON 
1895 [afterwards David Avenel Vipont]; 
ord. 28th Aug. 1895; trans, to St 
Ninian's Mission, Edinburgh, in 1898. 

ROBERT CONDIE HUNTER, licen. 
1898 k y Presb. of Dunfermline 1st May 
1889; ord. 28th Sept. 1898; res. 
in 1900 ; assistant at Rutherglen in 1901, 
Lanark 1904, Abbotshall 1905, Dundee 1906, 
and Edinburgh 1907-8. 

ALEXANDER CAMERON, ord. 26th 
lgoo April 1900; trans, to Inverchaolain, 
3rd Aug. 1910. 

GEORGE CAMPBELL, M.A. ; ord. 31st 

1910 ® c *" ^^® ' t rans - to Stronsay 6th 
Feb. 1913. 

ROBERT SMITH MACKINTOSH, 
lgl3 M.A. ; ord. 5th June 1913 ; first min. 
of the parish 10th July 1914; trans, 
to St Margaret's, Arbroath, 6th Dec. 1916. 

GEORGE LINDSAY STEWART, born 
1917 Glasgow, 22nd Sept. 1880, son of 
William S. and Maria Lindsay ; edu- 
cated at Kilmarnock Academy, Univ. of 
Edinburgh, and Free Church College, Edin- 
burgh ; licen. by Free Presb. of Glasgow, 
14th June 1910 ; assistant at Fountainbridge 
Free Church, Edinburgh ; ord. to Free 
Church, Dumfries, 11th Aug. 1910; trans, 
to Free Church, Dunbarton, 18th Feb. 
1915; trans, and adm. 3rd May 1917. 
Marr. 3rd Oct. 1900, Anna, daugh. of John 
Smith, and has issue — William, born 27th 
April 1902 ; Lindsay, born 13th Aug. 1903 ; 
George, born 27th June 1907 ; Constance, 
born 15 th May 1910. 



aye] 



AUCHINLECK 



AUCHINLECK. 

[The church of Auchinleck belonged of 
old to the Abbey of Paisley. In 1754 
Alexander Boswell, Lord Auchinleck, a 
senator of the College of Justice, added 
an aisle to the church. He was a judge 
of some note, but is now perhaps best 
known as the father of James Boswell, 
Dr Samuel Johnson's biographer. The 
parish had a Well named Our Lady's, and 
near Auchinleck Castle stood a Chapel of 
St Vincent. In 1844 Auchinleck Church 
was rebuilt on a new site adjoining the 
old one. There is a" mission chapel at 
Darnconner.] 

JOHN INGLIS, trans, from Ochiltree 
before 1574 ; returned there after 



1574 



1580. 



1617 



1631 



GEORGE WALKER, son of John W., 
bailie in Newmills; MA. (Glasgow 
1607) j min. in 1617 ; died June 1621, 
aged about 34. He marr. Martha Granger, 
who died in 1640. — [Milne Home Papers, 
87 ; Glasg. Tests. ; Tombst.] 

JOHN SHAW, son of Alexander S. 
in Clauchphymett ; MA. (Glasgow 
1617) ; min. in 1631 ; died after 28th 
March. 1649. He marr. Margaret Douglas, 
and had issue — William, apprenticed to 
James Durie, merchant, Edinburgh, 27th 
Nov. 1650. — [Sed.-Book of Teinds; Ayr 
Sas., iii. 220, vii. 640.] 

ANDREW DALRYMPLE,MA.; called 
March 1650 ; adm. 22nd Jan. 1651 ; 
deprived by Act of Parliament 11th 
June, and Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 
1662. He was accused of holding con- 
venticles 8th April 1669. He had an in- 
dulgence at Sorn 2nd Sept. 1669.— [P. C. 
Reg., 3rd ser., iii., 3, 70.] 

ALEXANDER RAMSAY, M.A.; be- 
i662 came min. here after 1662; some 
"desperate villains" having entered 
and robbed his house on the night of 12th 
Jan. 1672 and maltreated him and his 
family, the Privy Council sent down a com- 
mission under a strong military guard to 
investigate the matter, and the parish was 



fined 3500 merks as damages sustained by 
the min. ; elected to Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 
1669.— [P. C. Reg., 3rd ser., iii., 444 et seq.] 



1680 



JOHN WATSON, MA. (Glasgow, 14th 
July 1670); adm. before 23rd June 
1680. The edict was served under 
the protection of three troops of dragoons, 
and at the Revolution W. was forced into 
the churchyard by ninety armed men, who 
prevented him from preaching and tore 
his gown. He died between 27th March 
1696 and 6th Nov. 1697. He marr. Janet 
Crichton. — [Mauchline Sess. Reg. ; Glasg. 
Tests. ; Rule's Sec. Vindication.] 



1687 



JOHN CAMPBELL, MA. (Glasgow 
1661) ; ord. 4th Feb. 1679 ; was one 
of the members constituting the 
Presb. after the Toleration 3rd Aug. 1687 ; 
died Nov. 1688, aged about .47. He marr., 
and had issue — a daugh. (marr. Adam 
Stillie of Chang).— [Glasg. Tests. ; Tombst.] 

JOHN LAURIE, MA. (Glasgow, 27th 
July 1676) ; ord. Presbyterian min. at 
Macosquin, Coleraine, Ireland ; called 
to Penpont before 8th Oct. 1689 ; called in 
Nov., and adm. 29th Dec. 1692 ; died June 
1710, aged about 54. He marr., and had 
issue — James, min. of Kirkmichael. — 
[Craivf ord John Sess. Reg. ; Wodrow's 
Anal.] 

JOHN GRANT, son of Lewis G. of 
Whitetree ; ord. to Knockbain 27th 
Sept. 1711; called 29th May, and 
adm. 9th July 1712. He was accused at 
the Presb. 28th April 1731, of having been 
absent from his parish from Oct. 1729, and 
providing an assistant for one month only, 
that he had visited the families in the parish 
only once in four years, and had dispensed 
the Communion not more than two or three 
times since his admission. His demission 
was accepted 9th June 1731 ; retired to 
London, where he became min. of a Presby- 
terian meeting-house. On the death in 1729 
of his brother-in-law, Colin Campbell, the 
celebrated architect, he inherited a large 
fortune. He died Jan. 1732. He marr. 
Henrietta (died 6th June 1731), daugh. of 
Donald Campbell, and had issue— Elizabeth; 
Ann; Alexander; Colin; Ludovick, adjutant 



1712 



AUCHINLECK— AYR 



[PRESB. OF 



of Chelsea Hospital ; John ; Donald : Jean. 
— [Edi?i. Tests. ; Wodrow's Anal. ; Boston's 
Memoirs, 377 ; Brown's Gospel Truth.] 

DAVID COOPER, M.D. ; licen. at 
Rotterdam; called 6th Dec. 1731; 
pres. by James Boswell of Auchin- 
leck ; ord. 26 th April 1732 ; died 9th July 
1751. He marr. May 1723, Janet Carstairs, 
who died 25 th March 1770, and had issue — 
David ; William. Publication — Two single 
Sermons (Edinburgh, 1735 ; Glasgow, 1747). 



1732 



1752 



JOHN DUN, a native of Eskdale, 
Dumfriesshire ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Irvine 11th Sept. 1750; became chaplain 
in the family of Alexander Boswell, Lord 
Auchinleck, and tutor to James Boswell 
the biographer ; called 11th Aug., and ord. 
9th Nov. 1752; died 11th Oct. 1792, aged 
68. He marr. (1) 21st Nov. 1757, Mary 
Wilson, who died 2nd June 1762, aged 32, 
and had issue — Elizabeth, born 8th Aug. 
1758; Isabella, born 16th March 1760 
(marr. Alexander Gillies, min. of Kil- 
maurs): (2) 28th Dec. 1770, Deborah 
Blackstock or Williamson, who died 13th 
December 1795, aged 63, and had issue — 
Alexander Boswell, born 3rd July 1772. 
Publications — Two single Sermons (Edin- 
burgh, 1766; Kilmarnock, 1 780) ; Sermons, 
2 vols, (in the first of which is " the Deil's 
answer to his verra friend, R. Burns ") 
(Kilmarnock, 1790) ; Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xi.). — [Steven's Atich- 
inleck, 32.] 



JOHN LINDSAY, pres. by James Bos- 
well of Auchinleck in March, and ord. 
29th Aug. 1793; trans, to Ochiltree 
5th June 1818. 



1793 



JAMES BOYD, pres. by Alexander 
Boswell of Auchinleck, M.P., 24th 
Nov. 1818; adm. 6th May 1819; 
trans, to Ochiltree 18th April 1833. 



1819 



1833 



JAMES CHRYSTAL, born 1807, second 
son of William C, LL.D., rector of 
the Grammar School, Glasgow ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1825); 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 7th Oct. 1829 ; 
pres. by Sir James Boswell of Auchin- 



1893 



leek, Bart., 25th April, and ord. 19th 
Sept. 1833 ; sometime Clerk of Presb. ; 
D.D. (Glasgow 1861) ; Moderator of General 
Assembly 22nd May 1879; LL.D. (St 
Andrews 1893); died Father of the 
Church, 6th Feb. 1901. He marr. 1st Oct. 
1834, Sophia (died 21st July 1890), daugh. 
of Patrick Playfair of Dalmarnock, West 
India merchant, Glasgow, and had issue 
—William, born 30th July 1835, died 12th 
April 1845 ; Jane Playfair, born 12th Feb. 
1837, died 29th Nov. 1884 ; Patrick, Bom- 
bay, born 28th June 1838, died 17th June 
1885 ; James Robert, min. of Coltness, born 
6th Oct. 1839 ; Andrew, merchant, Montreal, 
born 19th Jan. 1841, died 16th Feb. 1885; 
David, born 17th Sept. 1843, died 21st June 
1857; John Smith, born 12th Oct. 1845; 
Sophia Ann, born 3rd June 1847 (marr. 
Pearson M'Adam Muir, D.D., min. of 
Glasgow Cathedral). Publication — The Doc- 
trine and Position of the Church of Scotland 
(Assembly Address, Edinburgh, 1879). 

JAMES HILL, born Dundee, 20th July 
1863, son of Alexander H. and 
Barbara Hill ; educated at West 
End Academy, Dundee, and Univ. of St 
Andrews ; M.A. (1885), B.D. (1888) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dundee May 1888; assistant 
at Maxwelltown and Darnconner Mission ; 
ord. (assistant and successor) 23rd Nov. 
1893. Marr. 22nd April 1903, Agnes Jane, 
daugh. of Hugh Blair M'Lellan, and has 
issue — Alexander, born 3rd March 1904 ; 
Hugh Blair M'Lellan, born 20th July 
1907 ; James, born 16th June and died 
31st July 1908 ; Alison Irene, born 15th 
Feb. 1911; Eric Alan (twin), born 15th 
Feb. 1911. 

AYR. 

[Until the Reformation the Rectory of 
Ayr was a prebend of Glasgow. Its church, 
a spacious structure with choir and tran- 
septs, was dedicated to St John the Baptist. 
The Parliament held at Ayr by Robert I., to 
settle the succession of the Crown, appears 
to have sat in St John's Church. About 
1652 this fine building was pulled down by 
Oliver Cromwell to furnish material for a 
fort which he was erecting close by. The 






AYR] 



AYR 



church tower only was spared ; it has re- 
centlybeen the subject of careful restoration. 
The foundation outlines of St John's can 
still be well made out. In its stead there 
was built about 1654 a smaller and much 
plainer edifice, which has come to be called 
the Old Church of Ayr. It stands upon 
ground formerly occupied by the Grey 
Friars. When the nineteenth century 
began, the population of the old parish of 
Alloway had become greatly reduced, while 
the town of Ayr was steadily growing. 
In 1810 church services at Alloway were 
given up, and there was built at Ayr a 
second place of worship for the united 
parishes. This building, termed the New 
Church, stands near the ruins of St John's. 
Besides the high altar, there were in St 
John's Church a good many minor altars. 
Among these were dedications to the Holy 
Trinity, the Holy Blood, the Holy Rood, St 
Mary, St Michael, St Peter, St Ninian, St 
Nicholas, St Christopher, and St Eloi. The 
chief yearly fairs at Ayr were St John's 
on St John the Baptist's day, 24th June, 
and St Michael's at Michaelmas, 29th 
September. St John's Fair is still held, 
but now the fair day is the last Tuesday of 
June, old style. At Doonslie in the parish 
of Ayr there was a hospital of St Leonard. 
The parishes of Ayr and Alloway were 
united in 1690. In 1860 this union was 
dissolved by the re-erection of the parish of 
Alloway. In the town of Ayr there was a 
priory of the Black Friars, dedicated to St 
Katherine ; and beside it was St Katherine's 
Well. This priory, founded in 1230, was 
the earliest house of the Dominicans in 
Scotland. In it was kept an image of the 
Virgin Mary greatly famed for miraculous 
power, and much resorted to by pilgrims. 
In the Black Friars' Church there was an 
altar of St Duthac. John Willock, a 
notable supporter of the Reformation, who 
became a colleague of John Knox in Edin- 
burgh, was bred a Black Friar of A.yr. 
The Grey Friars also had a priory in the 
town. It was founded in 1472 on the site 
now occupied by the Old Church and its 
churchyard. On the sloping ground be- 
tween that church and the water of Ayr 
the Friars' Well is still to be seen.] 



CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN, B.D.; 

1559 became min. here Nov. 1559 ; trans, 
to St Andrews in 1560. 

JAMES DALRYMPLE, is mentioned at 

1560 the first General Assembly, 20th 
Dec. 1560, as reader ; " thought 

qualified for preaching the word and ad- 
ministering the sacraments." He entered 
at Beltane 1568 ; pres. to the vicarage by 
James VI. 8th Aug. 1571, to the parsonage 
and vicarage of Alloway 13th Aug. 1573, 
and to the parsonage of Ayr 28th Nov. 
1579. He was a member of the Conven- 
tion at Leith in 1571, and of the Assembly, 
Aug. 1572 and 1578. He died in 1580, 
leaving a widow and children. — [Booke of 
the Kirk ; Calderwood's Hist. ii. 45 ; Beg. 
Assig. ; Acts and Dec, xlviii., 145, 10th 
Dec. 1572.] 

ROBERT HERBERTSON, called parson 

1574 °^ ^-Y V * n 15 ^ 4 - — [Fraser's Maxwells 
of Pollok, i., 310.] 

JOHN PORTERFIELD, adm. min. of 
1580 D un baxton in 1564, but banished 
therefrom before Dec. 1568 ; became 
min. of Kilmaronock and vicar of Ardrossan, 
to which he was pres. by James VI. 29th 
April 1568 ; trans, here in 1580 ; pres. to the 
parsonage by James VI. 25th April 1581, 
and to the parsonage " callit Air secundo " 
22nd Sept. 1582. He was a member of at 
least eleven Assemblies preceding Whit- 
sunday 1597 ; was one of those nominated 
by the Privy Council 6th March 1589, for 
preservation of true religion within the 
baillierie of Kyle, and was dead before 
10th April 1604. He is said to have been 
" easy in his disposition, even going to bow- 
butts and archery on the Sabbath after- 
noons." He marr. (1) Margaret Smollet : 
(2) Elizabeth Stewart, who survived him. — 
[Beg. Assig.; Booke of the Kirk; Calder- 
wood's Hist., ii. 501 passim, iv. 566, v. 447 ; 
Life of Welsh ; Melville's Autob. ; Ayr Sas. 
Sec. Beg., i., 161 ; Beg. of Deeds, cxl., 30th 
Nov. 1607 ; Prot. Book of John Mason, Ayr 
(Hist. Coll. Ayr and Gall., vi., 179).] 

JOHN WELSH [WELCH], born about 

1600 15 ^ ' son °f John W. of Colliston, 

parish of Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, 

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what desultory education he joined a band 
of Border thieves, till like the prodigal "he 
began to be in want," and being ashamed 
of himself he returned, and through an 
intercessor, sought reconciliation with his 
offended parent. He went to the Univ. of 
Edinburgh, graduated M.A. in 1588, and 
was the first min. who had studied there. 
He was nominated, 6th March 1589, by the 
Privy Council one of a committee for 
maintaining the true religion in the Forest 
and Tweeddale ; was adm. min. of Selkirk 
in 1589 ; trans, to Kirkcudbright in 1594 ; 
app. 29th March 1596 one of the visitors 
for Nithsdale, Annandale, Lauderdale, 
Eskdale, and Ewesdale. On 18th Dec. of 
that year, while supplying the High Kirk, 
Edinburgh, during the flight of its own 
ministers, he so offended the king by his 
illustrations, that he also was obliged to 
take flight, till application was made by 
the Assembly on 5th March following for 
permitting his return to his charge. This 
in 1599 included Galtaway, Dunrod, and 
Kilchrist ; trans, to Ayr as assistant Aug. 
1600. In consequence of the crowds who 
were attracted by his preaching, the 
Town Council resolved, 26th May 1603, 
to erect a new church, which, however, 
was not carried out till 1652. On John 
Porterfield's death in 1604, the people 
unanimously elected W. his successor, and 
on 10th April they requested the Town 
Council to ratify their choice and assign 
him a stipend. Though he did not arrive 
at Aberdeen till two days after an Assembly 
had been held there, 2nd July 1605, in 
opposition to the royal will, he zealously 
approved its proceedings, and has been 
considered one of its chief supporters. He 
was summoned before the Privy Council 
25th July, and committed prisoner to the 
castle of Blackness on the 27th. Declining 
the authority of the Privy Council 24th 
Oct., in a cause which he considered 
spiritual, he, with four others, was tried 
before the Justiciary at Linlithgow 10th 
Jan. following, found guilty, and banished 
from His Majesty's dominions for life, 
23rd Oct. 1606. He went to France and 
studied the language of the country so 
successfully that in fourteen weeks he was 



able to preach in it with fluency. After 
preaching at Bordeaux, he was inducted 
parson at Jonsac in the end of 1608, at 
Nerac in 1614, and St Jean dAngely about 
1617. For several years after he was 
banished, the Town Council of Ayr regu- 
larly remitted his stipend to him. St Jean 
dAngely was besieged in 1620 by Louis 
XIII. while he was there. By the law of 
the kingdom no Protestant worship was 
allowed at the place where the king resided ; 
nevertheless, W. continued to hold his ser- 
vices, and when called before the king and 
demanded how he durst do so, he replied, 
"If your Majesty knew what I preach, you 
would command others, and come yourself 
to hear it ; I preach salvation by Jesus 
Christ ; and sure I am your conscience 
tells you, your own works will never merit 
salvation for you ; I preach there is none 
on earth above you, which none of those 
that adhere to the Pope will say." This 
firm and energetic reply so pleased the 
sovereign, that he exclaimed, "Very well, 
father, you shall be my minister," at the 
same time promising his protection, so 
that when the town was taken in the 
following year, guards of safety were 
planted at his house, and he and his family 
conveyed to Eochelle at the king's expense. 
In consequence of declining health, he 
was induced to return to Britain in 1622, 
intending thereafter to settle in the newly 
formed colony of Nova Scotia. At London 
his wife petitioned the king in person on 
his behalf, with urgent solicitude, when 
James, who had suffered under the faith- 
ful rebuke of W. for his unkingly habit 
of swearing, replied that if she would 
persuade her husband to submit to the 
bishops, he would have his permission. 
With a fortitude and heroism worthy of 
her husband and her father, Mrs W., lifting 
up her apron, and holding it towards her 
sovereign, mildly yet firmly said, "Please 
your Majesty I'd rather kep (receive) his 
head there (in her lap)." W. died in 
London 2nd April 1622, and was buried 
two days later in St Botolph, Bishopsgate. 
He marr. previous to 8th April 1596, Eliza- 
beth (died at Ayr, 8th Jan. 1625), youngest 
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had issue— John, bapt. 8th June 1606; 
William, doctor of physic, died before 1633; 
Josias, min. of Temple-patrick, Ireland, died 
1634; Nathaniel; Lucy; and another. Pub- 
lications— A Reply against Mr Gilbert 
Brown, priest (Edinburgh, 1602) [reprinted 
as Popery Anatomized by Matthew Craw- 
ford, min. of Eastwood (Glasgow, 1672)] ; 
V Armageddon de la Babylon Apocalyptique 
(Jonsac, 1612) ; Thirty-Jive Sermons (Edin- 
burgh, 1744); Discourses (1752); "Letters to 
Mr Robert Boyd of Trochrig" (Woodrow 
Miscell.); A Cryto the Whole JW^ (Glasgow, 
1785); Forty-eight Select Sermons (Glasgow, 
1811).— [Beg. Assig. ; Life (Sermons); Liv- 
ingston's Charac. ; Select Biog., i., 1-61 ; 
Edin. Chr. Inst., xxii. ; Glasg. Tests. ; 
Edin. Reg. {Bapt.) ; Young's Life of Welsh ; 
Calderwood's Hist., i., 420, 621, 685, passim; 
Reg. of Deeds, cccclxiii., 282 ; Diet. Nat. 
Biog. ; Notes and Queries, 9th ser., iv., 
433 ; Craig-Brown's Selkirkshire, ii., 220 ; 
M'Crie's Knox, App., p. 417.] 

GEORGE DUNBAR, probably of the 
. „ family of Dunbar of Cumnock, was 
min. of Cumnock in 1599; trans, 
about 1607 ; removed by the Privy Council 
12th Oct. 1611, and commanded to be 
warded in Dunbarton, for praying for the 
banished brethren, his predecessor, and 
others ; became min. of Second Charge in 
1613, and returned here in 1619. 

' WILLIAM BIRNIE of that ilk, born 
Edinburgh 1563, only son of William 
B. of that ilk and Margaret Fraser ; 
educated at St Andrews; M.A. (1588); 
became a merchant, but sustaining con- 
siderable losses, he returned to his studies 
and studied divinity at Leyden Univ. for 
three years ; was on the exercise at Edin- 
burgh 25th Jan. 1596 ; pres. to the vicarage 
of Lanark 28th Dec. 1597 ; app. 4th Aug. 
1603 master and economus of the hospital 
and almshouse of St Leonard ; and on 26th 
Sept. 1612 Dean of the Chapel Royal ; adm. 
here that year and pres. to parsonages and 
vicarages of Ayr and Alloway by James VI. 
16th June 1614. He was a member of the 
Court of High Commission 21st Dec. 1615, 
and one of the commissioners for the 



suppression of popery agreed to by the 
Assembly 1616; died 19th Jan. 1619. It 
was said of him, " He was of good personage, 
and so agile, that he could make the salmon's 
leap, by stretching himself on the grass, 
leaping to his feet, and again throwing 
them over his head." He was also " pleasant, 
pious, and charitable even above his estate." 

" He waited on his charge with care and pains, 
At Air, on little hopes and smaller gains." 

He marr. Elizabeth, daugh. of John Lindsay, 
min. of Carstairs (she survived him, and 
marr. (2) James Harper, surgeon, and (3) 
John Harper, min. of West Kilbride), and 
had issue — John, merchant, born 1600, 
served heir to his father 31st Jan. 1621 ; 
James, merchant, afterwards secretary to 
the King of Poland; Robert, min. of 
Lanark ; Elizabeth (marr. (1) George Fer- 
guson, treasurer of Ayr : (2) Dr Steinson, 
physician, Ayr) ; Margaret (marr. Hew 
Harper of the family of Cambusnethan). 
Publication — The Blame of Kirk-Bttriall 
(Edinburgh, 1606, reprinted London, 1833). 
— [Family of Birnie of Broomhill ; Nisbet's 
Her. Plates, 24 ; Glasg. Tests. ; Glasg. Marr. 
Reg. ; Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 940 ; 
Calderwood's Hist., vii., 206, 230 ; Booke of 
the Kirk; Reg. of Deeds, ccexxxi., 95; -Hugh 
Davidson's Lanark, 39.] 

GEORGE DUNBAR, trans, from Second 
Charge in 1619; deprived by the 
Court of High Commission 10th Jan. 
1622, for not conforming to the articles of 
Perth Assembly, endeavouring to prevent 
their being enacted by the Parliament, and 
declining the authority of the court being 
at the same time ordained to be warded at 
Dumfries. Instead of giving obedience, he 
continued to preach in the town, though 
denounced a rebel and put to the horn. 
Thus the magistrates were brought to 
trouble, and he was ordered by royal 
warrant, 30th July 1624, to be sent to Ire- 
land. Being summoned before the Privy 
Council 22nd Sept. thereafter, he declared 
"that he wald acquiess to his majesties 
will and pleasure." He was then described 
as " ane decrepite, poore, aged man," yet he 
went to Ireland, was min. at Lame, for 
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to the charge of Mid-Calder in his native 
country.— [Orig. Lett., ii. ; Livingston's 
Charac. ; Calderwood's Hist., vii., 534 ; 
Reid's Ireland, i., 113 ; Blair's Autob., 73.] 

WILLIAM ANNAND, descended from 
1625 the family of A. of Auchterellen ; 
M.A. (Aberdeen, King's College, 
1608) ; adm. min. of Ruthven in Strath- 
bogie about 1615 ; trans, to Falkirk about 
July 1617 ; pres. to the parsonages and 
vicarages of Ayr and Alloway by James 
VI. 2nd Aug. 1625, the livings being at 
that time held in conjunction as there was 
no church in Alloway; adm. 14th Nov. 
that year. Being appointed to preach 
before the Synod at Glasgow 30th Aug. 
1637, he made an able defence of the service 
book, then proposed to be introduced, 
which caused "a great dinne." Retiring 
from the church, in presence of the arch- 
bishop and magistrates, about thirty or 
forty women fell upon him, " rayling, 
cursing, and scolding." Having visited the 
bishop, and taken his leave after supper, 
he was "no sooner on the causey, at 
nine o'clock, in a mirk night, than some 
hundreds of enraged women, of all qualities, 
were about him with neaves, staves, and 
peats : they beat him sore, his cloake, ruffe 
and hat were rent : upon his cryes, how- 
ever, and candles set out from many 
windows, he escaped all bloody wounds ; 
yet was in great danger, even of killing." 
When he went with the bailies and sundry 
ministers to mount his horse next day, 
" many women were waiting to affront him. 
At his onlouping, his horse fell above him, 
in a very foul myre, in presence of all the 
company ; which occasioned more speech." 
He was dep. by the Assembly 14th Dec. 
1638 for erroneous doctrine. He retired to 
England, where he obtained, 16th Nov. 1639 
the vicarage of Selling, Kent, which he 
resigned on being inducted to the rectory 
of Throwley in the same county 15th July 
1649 ; he held also the rectory of Leave- 
land, and was allowed £200 sterling by 
the Parliament of Scotland 2nd July 1661. 
He died before 10th Nov. 1663, and is said 
to have been " a person of great gifts, and 
resolutely opposed to all things which he 



considered Puritanical." He marr. 24th 
Sept. 1617, Margaret Lindsay of the parish 
of South Leith, and had issue — William, 
dean of Edinburgh ; Barbara, who had a 
pension of £20 sterling, 17th May 1679. 
— {Reg. Sec. Sig. ; S. Leith Marr. 
Reg. ; Baillie's Lett. ; Peterkin's Records ; 
Hasted's Kent, ii. ; Lindsay's Lives, ii. ; 
Acts of Pari., vii. ; Maitland Miscell. ; 
Privy Seal Eng. Reg., iii., 250.] 

JOHN FERGUSHILL of Burnockstoun, 
1639 son of David F., provost of Ayr; 
educated at the School of Ayr, Univ. 
of Edinburgh, Montauban, and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1612) ; adm. to Ochiltree in 
1614 ; trans, and adm. 14th Nov. 1639 ; died 
11th June 1642, aged about 52, having 
been one of those accounted in their day 
" eminent for graces and gifts, or faithful- 
ness and success." He marr. (1) Agnes 
Eccles, who died before 1643, and had 
issue — Robert of Burnockstoun, apprenticed 
to Patrick Hepburn, apothecary, Edinburgh, 
23rd Feb. 1642 ; David, apprenticed to 
David Gray, merchant, Edinburgh, 7th 
Sept. 1636 ; William, apprenticed to Abra- 
ham Thomson, merchant, Edinburgh, 12th 
March 1645, and afterwards to Alexander 
Johnston : (2) Annabel, daugh. of Matthew 
Wallace, and had issue — James ; Isobel ; 
Anne. — [Baillie's Lett. ; Stevenson's Hist. ; 
Livingston's Charac. ; Peterkin's Records ; 
Ayr Sas., viii., 81, 160 ; G. R. Sas., liii., 268.] 

WILLIAM ADAIR, son of William A. 
of Kinhilt, and brother of Sir Robert 
A. of Kinhilt and Ballymena; ord. 
to Second Charge 24th Oct. 1639 ; pres. by 
Town Council and Committee in 1645, and 
by Charles I. ; adm. 22nd Aug. 1646. An 
Act of Parliament was passed, 16th Jan. 
1649, in favour of him and others who had 
opposed the Royal forces at Mauchline- 
Moor June 1648. In 1651 he joined the 
Protesting party in the Church, and was 
app. in 1654 by the English Council on 
the committee for authorising admissions 
to the ministry in the province of Glasgow 
and Ayr. In 1662 he was called before 
the Lord Chancellor for not signing, with 
six other brethren, the explanation of the 
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on 28th May, but escaped censure. Though 
not conforming to Episcopacy, he continued 
to discharge his duty, being merely confined 
to the parish ; and when an accommoda- 
tion was proposed to certain Presbyterian 
ministers by Leighton in 1670, he took an 
active share in their proceedings. He and 
his colleague had a presentation to the 
prebends of Ayr and Alio way, 11th Dec. 
1677. On 11th Dec. 1682 he had sentence 
of deposition passed on him, because he 
would not conform. He died 12th' Feb. 
1684, aged 69. He marr. (1) Janet Kennedy, 
widow of Robert Cunningham, min. of 
Holywood, Ireland, and had issue — William 
of Prestwickskaws; Patrick, min. at Belfast, 
author of Adair's Narrative, died 1694; 
Archibald : (2) Janet, daugh. of Robert 
Boyd of Trochrig. — [Glasgow Tests ; Reg. 
Sec. Sig. ; Wodrow's Anal. ; Nicol's Diary ; 
Inq. Ret. Gen.,4242 ; Acts and Dec. 'Dal., 15th 
July 1696 j G. R. Inhib., 12th Sept. 1662.] 

ALEXANDER GREGORIE, a native 
168S °^ Banff; educated at Univ. and 
King's College, Aberdeen ; MA. 
(1661) ; passed trials before Presb. of 
Paisley, and got a testimonial for licence 
28th Jan., and pres. to Dreghorn before 
30th May 1664 ; trans, to St Quivox before 
1669 ; trans, and adm. before 4th June 
1683 ; there was, 14th Jan. 1689, " no sermon 
both ministers being discharged to preach 
by ane armed partie of hillmen " ; died at 
North Leith, Dec. 1694, aged about 54. 
" Though his gift of preaching was not so 
great as some others, yet none excelled him 
in presiding at the Presbytery or Synod, 
from his great tact in holding his brethren 
close to the point they were observing." 
He marr. 18th Sept. 1666, Anna Ross, who 
survived him, and had issue — William ; 
Joseph ; John ; Anna (marr. 18th June 1702, 
Thomas Arklie, indweller, Coltbridge) ; 
Marion.— [Edin. I'ests. ; Edin. Bur. Reg. ; 
St Cuthbert's Marr. Reg. ; Rule's Sec. 
Vindication; Inq. Ret. Gen., 8010.] 

WILLIAM ECCLES, eldest son of John 

1692 ^" °^ Kildonan, whom he succeeded 

in that estate ; ord. to Second Charge 

3rd Jan. 1656; deprived in 1662; had an 

indulgence at Paisley in 1672 ; returned to 



Second Charge before 3rd Aug. 1687 ; 
trans, and adm. 23rd Aug. 1692 ; died 
15th March 1694. He marr. (1) (cont. 7th 
and 16th Jan. 1657), Lilias, daugh. of 
Robert Baillie, Principal of Glasgow Univ., 
and had issue — Robert of Kildonan ; 
Helen (marr. Allan Chalmers of Sauchrie) : 
(2) 29th Jan. 1690, Anna, daugh. of Colonel 
John Maxwell, fourth son of Sir James M. 
of Calderwood, and widow of Bickerstaff 
of Rosegift, Ireland. — [Wodrow's Anal. ; 
Douglas's Baronage, 437 ; Baillie's Lett. ; 
Ayr Sher. Court Books, 16th Aug. 1695 ; 
Fraser's Maxwells of Pollok ; Glasgow 
Comm. Deeds.] 

PATRICK LISTON, son of Patrick L. 
1694 m Kirkliston, and Janet Wilkie ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh, 9th July 1688); 
called unanimously by Town Council, 
Session, Heritors, and Community, as col- 
legiate min. 15th Jan., and ord. 18th April 
1694 ; died 9th June 1700, aged about 32. 
He marr. Mary Chalmers, who survived 
him, and had issue — Patrick ; Mary (marr. 
17th Aug. 1719, Patrick Wilkie, min. of 
Haddington) ; Janet (marr. 15th Aug. 1731, 
George Dischington, writer, Edinburgh). 
He left 100 merks for the use of the poor. — 
[Glasgoiv Tests. ; Edin. Sas., lxxiv., 260.] 

JOHN HUNTER, born about 1670; 
1W1 licen. by Presb. of Ayr 11th Sept. 
1695 ; ord. to Second Charge 5th 
Feb. 1696 ; trans, and adm. 19th Feb. 1701. 
In the General Assembly of 1727, during 
the case of Professor Simson of Glasgow, 
speaking hypothetically, he said, " if one 
should call his Majesty King George a 
rogue and villain," whereupon the Com- 
missioner James, Earl of Findlater and 
Seafield, rose and stopped him, when he 
immediately asked pardon, and acknow- 
ledged himself in the wrong, but the 
Assembly caused him to be rebuked from 
the chair. He died Father of the 
Church, 12th Feb. 1756. He marr. (1) 
7th Jan. 1698, Elizabeth, daugh. of George 
Skirvine, master of the Grammar School, 
Glasgow, and had issue — George, born 
1699 ; Helen, born 1700 ; Robert, born 1701 : 
(2) 15th Oct. 1723, Elizabeth Ramsay, widow 
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and had issue— David ; William ; Elizabeth, 
(marr. William Dunlop of Macnairston, 
Greenane) ; Margaret ; Marion ; Susannah 
(marr. her father's successor) : (3) 28th Nov. 
1751, Agnes (died 20th Oct. 1757), one of the 
twenty-four children of Mungo Campbell, 
provost of Ayr. Publications — New Method 
of Teaching the Latin Tongue, in such a 
natural order as a child may learn that 
language more speedily than by any other 
grammar yet extant [being an Imitation 
and Supplement of Dr Thomas Harrison's 
Topica Sacra] (Kirkbride, 1711) ; Spiritual 
Pleadings (Kirkbride, 1712) ; The Wanderer 
and Traveller, a religious drama (Glasgow, 
1733). — [Glasgoiv Marr. Reg.; Glasgoiv 
Tests. ; Wodrow's Anal, and Corresp. ; 
Anal. Scot., i.] 



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WILLIAM DALRYMPLE, born 29th 
Aug. 1723, son of James D., sheriff- 
clerk of Ayr ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1740) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Ayr 2nd May 1745 ; ord. to Second Charge 
18th Dec. 1746; pres. by George II. 30th 
April, trans, and adm. 10th June 1756 ; D.D. 
(St Andrews, 7th May 1779); Moderator 
of General Assembly 24th May 1781 ; died 
28th Jan. 1814 He baptized Robert Burns 
on 26th Jan. 1759, and was held in great 
esteem by the poet He was the " Dal- 
rymple mild " of The Kirk's Alarm. Among 
his descendants were William Dalrymple 
Maclagan, D.D., Archbishop of York (1826- 
1910), and Sir Douglas Maclagan (1812-1900), 
Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at Univ. 
of Edinburgh. He marr. 21st Aug. 1749, 
Susannah (died 28th Nov. 1809), daugh. of 
John Hunter/his predecessor, and had issue 
—Elizabeth, born 11th July 1750, died 9th 
Aug. 1751 ; Ramsay (daugh.), born 19th 
April 1752, died 23rd Feb. 1762; James, 
born 20th Feb. 1754, died 10th June 1773 ; 
Susanna, born 2nd Aug. 1756, died 2nd Jan. 
1817 ; Macrae, born 19th June 1758, died 
7th March 1759; Margaret, born 7th Jan. 
1760 (marr. Philip Whiteside, surgeon, Ayr) ; 
Charlotte, born 30th Oct. 1761, died 30th 
Oct. 1765 ; Williamina Ramsay, born 15th 
Feb. 1765 (marr. William Tennant, mer- 
chant, Ayr) ; Sarah, born 1st Oct. 1766 (marr. 
Bedford Stewart, merchant, Greenock). 



Publications — Three single Sermons (Glas- 
gow, 1766 ; Edinburgh, 1773, 1782) ; Family 
Worship Explained (1787) ; A History of 
Christ (Edinburgh, 1787;, and Sequel (Air, 
1791) ; Faith in Jesus Christ (Air, 1790) ; 
The Acts of the Apostles made easy (Air, 
1792) ; The Mosaic Account of the Creation 
(Air, 1794); Meditations and Prayers (Air, 
1795); Legacy of Dying Thoughts (Air, 
1796) ; Solomon's Ethics, or the Boohe of 
Proverbs made easy (Air, 1799) ; The 
Scripture Jewish History (Ayr, 1803) ; 
Account of the Parish jointly with Dr 
M'Gill (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, \.).—[Tombst. ; 
Craufurd's Fun. Sermon ; Wallace's Burns, 
i. 23, 459, ii. 286.] 

ROBERT AULD, son of Robert A., 
iai4 farmer in Underwood, Mauchline ; 
educated at Glasgow Univ. ; licen. 
by Presb. of Ayr 2nd May 1798; ord. 
(assistant and successor) to Second Charge 
18th April 1800; pres. by George, Prince 
Regent, 18th Feb., and adm. 1st June 1814 ; 
having claimed a manse and offices, he 
obtained a decreet from the Presb. in his 
favour, 25th Jan. 1815, which on appeal by 
the heritors was recalled by the Second 
Division of the Court of Session, 12th Nov. 
1819 and 16th June 1825. This judgment 
was reversed by the House of Lords, 13th 
June 1827, by whom it was found that the 
min. of a royal burgh with a landward 
district annexed is entitled to a manse ; 
D.D. (St Andrews 1815) ; clerk of Presb. 
29th Nov. 1826, and of Synod ; died 17th 
April 1853, aged 79. He marr. 16th Sept. 
1800, Susannah Alexis (died 22nd May 1841), 
daugh. of John Wilson, min. of Neilston, 
and had issue — Robert Henry, born 5th 
Dec. 1802, died at Calcutta 8th July 1835 ; 
Elizabeth, born 20th July 1804, died 25th 
March 1808; Christiana, born 20th April 
1807 ; John Wilson, colonel H.E.I.C.S., born 
23rd June 1809, died 18th Oct. 1872; 
Elizabeth Walker, born 20th Feb. 1811; 
Mary Kelso Ballantyne, born 27th Aug. 
1812 (marr. (1) 15th Jan. 1839, Alexander 
Wilson of Summerlee : (2) David Ritchie, 
min. of Tarbolton) ; William, accountant, 
Glasgow, born 20th June 1814, died 31st 
Jan. 1885 ; Alexander Walker, calico 
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WILLIAM SHAW, trans, from Second 
Charge 30th Sept. 1853; trans, to 
Alloa 2nd Jan. 1863. 

THOMAS DYKES, born 1830, third son 
of Thomas D., writer, Hamilton ; 
educated at Glasgow Univ. ; licen. 
by Presb. of Hamilton 26th July 1853; 
ord. to Second Charge 16th March 1854; 
trans, and adm. 5th March 1863; D.D. 
(Glasgow 1871); res. 15th June 1909; died 
23rd July 1914. He marr. 14th July 1857, 
Margaret, only surviving daugh. of William 
Shedden, Medical Service, H.E.I.C.S., and 
had issue — Thomas James, born 1st June 
1858, died 15th Sept. 1871; William 
Shedden of Darnconner, W.S., born 18th 
June 1860, died 25th Jan. 1907 ; James 
Eaton, advocate, born 12th Nov. 1862, died 
10th May 1908. Publication— The Christian 
Church in Relation to Huma?i Experience 
(1885). 

WILLIAM CAIRNS DUNCAN, born 
1909 Glasgow, 27th Nov. 1856, son of 
David D. and Grace Anderson 
Cairns ; educated at Glasgow High School 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 4th June 1884 ; assistant at Alloa 
Aug. 1884 till June 1886; ord. to Second 
Charge 16th June 1886; trans, and adm. 
22nd Sept. 1909. Marr. 7th Sept. 1887, 
Eliza Scott, daugh. of Walter Wylie, and 
has issue— George Shaw, born 17th Nov. 
1888. 

Second Charge. 

[In 1 567, the parish of Ayr Avas provided 
with a Second Charge. In 1647, the 
General Assembly directed its committee 
on the plantation of kirks to give attention 
to the need of further maintenance for the 
Second Charge of Ayr.] 

GEORGE DUNBAR, formerly in First 

1613 Charge. He was one of fifty-five 

mins. who signed a protestation for 

the liberties of the kirk, 27th June 1617 ; 

re-trans, to First Charge in 1619. 

V ROBERT BLAIR, M.A.; adm. in July 

1638 1638 » trans - to St Andrews 8th Oct. 
1639. 



WILLIAM ADAIR, ord. 24th Oct. 1639 ; 
1639 trans, to First Charge 22nd Aug. 1 646. 

WILLIAM ECCLES, ord. 3rd Jan. 1656; 

1656 deprived by Act of Parliament 11th 

June and Decreet of Privy Council 

1st Oct. 1662 ; returned before 3rd Aug. 

1687. 

GEORGE WHITE, pres. with his col- 
1664 l ea & ue > to prebends of Ayr and 
Alloway by Charles II. 11th Dec. 
1677; trans, to Maryculter in 1679. 

WILLIAM WATERSON, licen. by 
George, Bishop of Edinburgh, 1st 
Feb. 1667 ; ord. assistant at Dunbar 
before 24th Sept. 1678, trans. 1682. There 
was no sermon, 14th Jan. 1689 ; " both mins. 
being discharged to preach upon their peril 
by ane armed partie of hillmen." He died 
at Edinburgh, 1st March 1698. He marr. 
Helen or Agnes Liddell, who survived him, 
and had issue — Elizabeth ; Anne ; and five 
others, one of whom was buried in Grey- 
friars, Edinburgh, 4th April 1696. — [Grey- 
friars Bur. Reg.] 

WILLIAM ECCLES, above mentioned, 
lga7 formerly of Paisley ; returned before 
3rd Aug. 1687 ; had the church 
granted by the committee of estates, on a 
petition from him and the town, 8th May 
1689 ; trans, to First Charge in 1692. 

JOHN HUNTER, called 30th Sept. 
1696 1695 ; ord. 5th Feb. 1696 ; trans, to 
First Charge 19th Feb. 1701. 

EBENEZER VEITCH, born at Harnam, 
1703 Northumberland, 16th March 1676, 
youngest son of William V., min. of 
Dumfries ; educated at Univs. of Edin- 
burgh and St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh 21st May 1701 ; was first 
Sunday morning lecturer in the Tron 
Church on Mackall's Mortification, app. by 
the Town Council 17th June 1702, when he 
was also appointed to visit the sick in that 
parish ; called 17th Feb. and ord. 13th May 
1703 ; died at Edinburgh while attending 
the Commission of Assembly 13th Dec. 
1706. He marr. Margaret, daugh. of Patrick 
Warner of Ardeer, min. of Irvine (she sur- 



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vived him and marr. (2) Robert Wodrow, 
the historian). — [Memoirs of Mr William 
Veitch, 253-257, 261 ; Glasg. Tests. ; Edin. 
Chr. Inst., xxv.] 

ANDREW FULLARTON, chaplain to 
1708 ^* r Alexander Hope of Carse ; Keen, 
by Presb. of Edinburgh 3rd April 
1706 ; ord. to Falkirk, Second Charge, 15th 
Oct. 1706 ; called 6th April and adm. 14th 
July 1708; died between 6th June and 
29th Oct. 1711. 

JOHN M'DERMEIT, eldest son of 
l7l6 Alexander M.. writer, Ayr ; licen. 
by Presb. of Ayr 29th July 1707; 
ord. to Dalmellington 22nd Sept. 1708 ; 
called 22nd March, trans, and adm. 20th 
June 1716 ; died 6th Jan. 1745. He marr. 
(1) 29th Oct. 1711, Janet, daugh. of John 
Ferguson, writer, Ayr, and had issue — John, 
min. of Straiton ; James of Fergushill ; 
Jean ; after his death his children raised an 
action against the widow relative to the 
ann, when it was decided 14th July 1747, 
that she was entitled to one half, and the 
pursuers to the other : (2) 27th April 1730, 
Margaret (died before 1 734). second daugh. 
of James Goudie of Haughyett, and had 
issue— Robert, born 1731 : (3) cont. 30th 
Dec. 1736, Jean (died 30th Oct. 1768), 
daugh. of Hugh Montgomerie of Coilsfield, 
and widow of John Burnet, min. of Stair, 
and had issue — Thomas ; Lilias, born 1739. 
— [Glasg. Tests.; Wodrow's Anal, and 
Corresp. ; Scots. Mag., vii. ; Ayr Sher. 
Court Rec, 1st Nov. 1712.] 

WILLIAM DALRYMPLE.M.A.; called 

1746 20th Aug. and ord. 18th Dec. 1746 ; 

trans, to First Charge 13th May 1756. 

JAMES DICK, son of James D., min. of 
1757 the Wynd Church, Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Lanark 22nd July 1752 ; 
pres. by the magistrates and Town Council 
June 1756; ord. 6th Jan. 1757; res. on 
getting an allowance, "having no prospect 
of living usefully to them, or comfortably 
to himself," his demission was accepted 20th 
Oct. that year. He subsequently left the 
country. 



ROBERT FERGUSON, M.A. (Glasgow, 
1st May 1734) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 3rd May 1734 ; ord. to 
Colmonell 25th Sept. 1735 ; pres. by the 
Commissioners for the Town Council and 
kirk-session in April, and adm. 2nd Nov. 
1758 ; died 17th Nov. 1760. He marr. 29th 
Aug. 1737, Margaret (died 9th Aug. 1769), 
youngest daugh. of Henry Osburn, min. of 
Tarbolton, and had issue — Janet, born 4th 
June 1741; Elizabeth, born 31st Aug. 1743; 
Robert, born 31st Jan. 1745 ; Mary, born 
11th Sept. 1746; Hugh, captain in the army, 
born 16th Feb. 1748; Henrietta, born 15th 
Sept. 1749.— [Glasg. Tests. ; Tombst.] 

WILLIAM M'GILL, born 11th July 
1761 1732, fifth son of William M., farmer, 
Carsenestock, Penninghame, and 
Jean Heron ; educated at the parish 
schools of Monigaff and Penninghame, and 
Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1753); licen. by 
Presb. of Wigtown 10th Oct. 1759; as- 
sistant at Kilwinning 12th June 1760 ; pres. 
by Commissioners for the Town Council 
and kirk-session in April, and ord. 22nd 
Oct. 1761 ; D.D. (Glasgow 1785). Being 
accused of heresy, the Synod, 15th April 
1789, enjoined the Presb. to inquire whether 
there were sufficient grounds for the com- 
plaint. The General Assembly unanimously 
agreed, 1st June, to " reverse the sentence 
of the Synod, but recommended to the 
Presb. to take such steps as should be found 
necessary for preserving the purity of the 
doctrines of this Church and the authority 
of her standards." For a whole year the 
case was debated with much heat in 
both Presb. and Synod. Ultimately the 
latter Court suggested the appointment of 
a committee to interview Dr M. This was 
done, with the result that in two hours the 
matter was satisfactorily settled. It was 
regarding this discussion that Burns wrote 
The Kirk's Alarm. He died 30th March 
1807. He marr. 7th Nov. 1763, Elizabeth 
(died 9th June 1785), daugh. of William 
Dunlop, merchant, Ayr, niece of William 
Dalrymple, D.D., min. of First Charge, and 
had issue— William, born 15th Aug. 1764; 
Elizabeth, born 24th Dec. 1765, died 18th 
Aug. 1791 ; Jane, born 22nd Jan. 1768 ; 



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Janet, born 15th May 1770, died 18th Jan. 
1786; Graham (daugh.), born 7th March 
1772 ; Douglas Heron (daugh.), bom 30th 
Sept. 1773, died 29th April 1790; James, 
born 5th June 1775, died 1st July 1782; 
John, born 17th July 1777, apprenticed to a 
W.S., died 13th Jan. 1801. Publications— 
Five Single Sermons (Glasgow, 1768 ; Edin- 
burgh, 1773, 1779, 1793; Ayr, 1795); A 
Practical Essay on the Death of Jesus 
Christ (Edinburgh, 1786); The Benefits 
of the Revolution, a sermon (Kilmarnock, 
1789) [this led to a satirical essay or 
sermon, Modem Moderation stated and 
defended (Edinburgh, 1790)]; Sermons 
viii.-ix. (Scotch Preacher, iii.); Account of 
the Parish (jointly with Dr Dalrymple) ; 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace. i., xxi.). — [Tombst. ; 
Murray's Galloway, 202 ; Rankine's Inst, 
of Theology ; Haldane's Mem. ; Diet. Nat. 
Biog.] 

ROBERT AULD, called 12th Dec. 1799 ; 
1Rno ord. (assistant and successor) 18th 
April 1800; trans, to First Charge 
1st June 1814. 

ALEXANDER CUTHILL, probably son 
of William C., farmer, St Ninians, 
Stirling ; educated at Glasgow Univ. ; 
licen. by Presb. of Irvine 3rd Oct. 1809; 
became assistant in First Charge ; pres. 
by magistrates, Town Council, and kirk- 
session, 7th June, and ord. 1st Sept. 1814 ; 
died 17th Feb. 1852. Publications— Public 
Sins aggravated by the Enjoyment of Great 
Public Blessings, illustrated from the Case 
of the Jews, and the Present compared, with 
the Former Position of the Church of 
Scotland, a sermon (Edinburgh, 1843) ; 
Discourses on Interesting and Important 
Subjects of Practical Religion, 2 vols. (Ayr, 
1851) ; Account of the Parish (New Stat. 
Ace, v.). 

WILLIAM SHAW, trans, from Bonhill, 
1851 and adm. (assistant and successor) 
16th May 1851; trans, to First 
Charge 30th Sept. 1853. 



1854 



THOMAS DYKES, ord. 16th March 
1854 ; trans, to First Charge 5th 



March 1863. 



1863 



WILLIAM MENZIES. ord. 7th May 
1863 ; trans, to Gladsmuir 20th July 



1871. 



1871 



1910 



JOHN SINCLAIR, born at Port Glas- 
gow, 1846 ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1870), B.D. (1871) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Greenock ; ord. 14th 
Dec. 1871 ; res. 2nd Dec. 1885. He became 
min. of the Catholic Apostolic Church, 
Edinburgh, and afterwards in Dundee ; 
died 3rd May 1905. He marr. 10th Nov. 
1875, Isabella Davidson or List, who died 
s.p. 16th Aug. 1909. 

WILLIAM CAIRNS DUNCAN, ord. 
16th June 1886 ; trans, to First 
Charge 22nd Sept. 1909. 

WILLIAM PHIN GILLIESON, born 
25th June 1879, son of Archibald 
H. G., min. of Olrig ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1901); licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh May 1905 ; assist- 
ant at St Giles', Edinburgh ; ord. to 
Mannofield 18th Jan. 1907 ; trans, and adm. 
17th Feb. 1910 ; Chaplain to the Forces, 
1915-18. Marr. 18th June 1913, Margaret 
Marion, daugh. of Andrew Mitchell of 
Fisherton, Ayrshire, and has issue — Mar- 
garet Marion Phin, born 30th Sept. 1914 ; 
Esme Helen Mitchell, born 17th March 
1917. Publications— " Diary of a Tour in 
Egypt and Palestine " (Ayrshire Advertiser, 
1912); "Letters to my Congregation from 
Flanders" (Ayrshire Post, 1915-16). 



NEWTON-UPON-AYR. 

[A church was built here in 1777. The 
parish was disjoined from Monkton and 
Prestwick, and erected by the Lords Com- 
missioners of Teinds, 15th Dec. 1779.] 

WILLIAM PEEBLES, born 1753, son of 
lOTa J ames P-> draper, Inchture, where for 
a short time he taught the parish 
school ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dundee 6th Sept. 1775 ; 
assistant at Dundonald ; elected by the 
Town Council 7th Jan., and ord. 25th June 
1778; trans, and adm. 18th May 1780; 



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[PRESB. OF 



elected clerk of Presb. 27th Nov. 1782 ; 
D.D. (Dickensonian College, Carlisle, Penn- 
sylvania, 1795); died 11th Oct. 1826. He 
marr. 31st Dec. 1781, Jean Home, who died 
23rd May 1832, and had issue— James, born 
22nd Nov. 1782, died at Kingston, Jamaica, 
23rd June 1822 ; Margaret Chaplain, born 
26th Feb. 1784, died 2nd May 1788 ; John, 
M.D., Edinburgh, born 21st July 1785; 
William, merchant, Glasgow, born 26th 
March 1787, died 21st Dec. 1848; Anne 
Miller, born 11th Sept. 1788, died 24th 
March 1792 ; Jean Home, born 13th May 
1790 (marr. 25th Dec. 1816, Capt. Archibald 
Fullarton, 36th Foot), died 12th March 1819 ; 
Charles, writer, Glasgow, born 15th March 
1792; Annabella Home, born 1st June 1794, 
died 2nd Jan. 1814 ; Mary, born 31st July 
1796 (marr. William Rorison, min. of Stair); 
Margaret Ann, born 19th April 1800. Pub- 
lications — The great Things which the Lord 
hath done for the Nation, illustrated and 
improved, two sermons (Kilmarnock, 1788) 
[on which appeared " Remarks : ' subjoined 
to a sermon preached the same day by 
William M'Gill, D.D.] ; " Short Account of 
the Author with Sermon XX." (Grant's Ser- 
mons ii., Air, 1793); Sermons on various 
Subjects, to which are subjoined Hymns 
(Edinburgh, 1794); The Universality of 
pure Christian Worship, and the Means of 
promoting it, Considered, a sermon (Ayr, 
1796) ; The Crisis, or the Progress of 
Revolutionary Principles, a Poem (Edin- 
burgh, 1803) ; the same, enlarged and 
altered (Edinburgh, 1804); Poems, consist- 
ing chiefly of Odes and Elegies (Glasgow, 
1810); Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, ii.).— [Wallace's Burns, i. 363, 
iii. 91.] 

JAMES JULIUS WOOD, pres. by the 

magistrates, Town Council, and 

heritors in March, and ord. 16th 

Aug. 1827; elected to Middle Parish, 

Paisley, Sept. 1835, but declined to accept ; 

trans, to Stirling 12th May 1836. 

JAMES STEVENSON, born 1810, eldest 
son of Alexander S., artificer, Kil- 
marnock; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 4th 



May 1836 ; assistant at Kilmarnock ; pres. 
by the committee for managing the affairs 
of the church and parish in Oct., and ord. 
29th Dec. 1836. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843 ; min. of Newton-upon-Ayr Free 
Church, 1843-65; died 30th Sept. 1865. 
His attainments as a scholar were widely 
recognised, and he made a special study 
of geology. He marr. 10th Aug. 1840, 
Mary (died s.p. 2nd June 1899), daugh. of 
James MacKinlay, D.D., min. of Kilmar- 
nock. Publication — Account of the Parish 
{Neiv Stat, Ace. v.). 

v ANDREW BROWN, ord. 31st Aug. 
1843 1843 ; trans, to Irvine 9th Jan. 1845. 

JOHN CAIRD, M.A. ; ord. 18th Sept. 
1845 ; trans, to Lady Yester's, Edin- 



1845 



burgh, 6th May 1847. 



JOHN STUART, trans, from St 
George's-in-the-Fields, Glasgow, and 
adm. 25th Nov. 1847; trans, to 
Moffat 26th Oct. 1849. 



1847 



1850 



ROBERT HENDERSON, born 2nd 
Nov. 1825, youngest son of Richard 
H., solicitor, Haddington ; educated 
at Glasgow Univ. ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow ; ord. 10th Jan. 1850 ; app. 
chaplain at Calcutta 8th July 1851, and 
in Northern Provinces of India in 1868 ; 
res. in 1871 ; died at Nice 27th Sept. 1897. 
He marr. (1) 29th July 1851 : (2) 8th Feb. 
1858 : (3) 20th Dec. 1866, Helen Christina 
Meikle, who died 21st June 1907. 

- ANDREW KENNEDY HUTCHISON 
BOYD, ord. 10th Sept. 1851 ; trans, 
to Kirkpatrick-Irongray 27th Jan. 

1854. 

- GEORGE STEWART BURNS, M.A. ; 

ord. 11th May 1854; trans, to Hous- 



1854 



ton 16th July 185 1 ; 



1857 



ROBERT WALLACE, M.A. ; ord. 23rd 
Dec. 1857 ; trans, to Trinity Parish, 



Edinburgh, 21st Dec. 1860. 



1861 



JOHN MACLEOD, B.A.; ord. 8th 
Aug. 1861 ; trans, to Duns 18th 



Sept. 1862. 



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1863 



1867 



1875 



1881 



GEORGE THOMAS JAMIESON, 
MA. ; ord. 26th March 1863 ; trans, 
to Portobello 20th July 1866. 
WILLIAM EWEN BELL GUNN, ord. 
17th Jan. 1867 ; trans, to Anderston, 
Glasgow, 31st Dec. 1868. 
EDWARD LITTON THOMPSON, 
B.A. ; ord. 13th May 1869; trans. 
869 to Second Charge, Hamilton, 18th 
March 1875. 
DAVID SMITH PETERS, ord. 25th 
Aug. 1875 ; trans, to Middle Parish, 
Greenock, 13th March 1877. 
ROBERT MACPHERSON, M.A., B.D. ; 
1877 ord. 16th Aug. 1877 ; trans, to Elgin 
17th Feb. 1881. 
WILLIAM RAINIE, born 26th Nov. 
1855, son of Robert R., C.A., Edin- 
burgh, and Marion Cowan Brown ; 
educated at Edinburgh Academy and 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1877) ; Keen, 
by Presb. of Edinburgh May 1879; assist- 
ant at St Cuthbert's ; ord. 20th July 1881. 
Marr. 15th Dec. 1881, Jane Agnes (died 27th 
July 1920), daugh. of Josias Cunningham 
of Glencairn, Belfast, and has issue — Jane 
Agnes Cunningham, born 28th Sept. 1882 ; 
Robert, born 11th Dec. 1884. 

ST JAMES'S, AYR (Q.S.). 

[The church was built in 1885 in North 
Newton. The parish, disjoined from 
Newton - upon - Ayr, was erected by the 
Court of Teinds, 15th July 1904.] 
ROBERT HENDERSON, ord 10th 
March 1885; adm. Flowerhill 10th 
1885 Jan. 1889. 

JOHN HENDERSON, born 18th Nov. 
1889 185 " > educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Kirk- 
caldy in 1885 ; ord. to Kingairloch 7th 
June 1887 ; trans, and adm. 17th April 
1889 ; died unmarr. 10th Oct. 1911. 
JOHN M'FARLANE HAMILTON, 
ord. 14th Feb. 1912 ; trans, to Allo- 
way 18th Dec. 1918. 
MUIR ANDREW, born Paisley, 19th 
1919 *^ y 1893 ' son °f Alexander A., M.A., 
and Elizabeth, seventh daughter of 
Alexander Walls, builder of Coats' Thread 



1912 



Mills, Paisley ; educated at Paisley Grammar 
School and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Paisley 2nd May 1917 ; assistant 
at Middle Church, Paisley, and Riccarton ; 
ord. 4th June 1919. Publications — Contri- 
butions to Coats' Memorial Magazine (Pais- 
ley), and Kilmarnock Standard. 



ST LEONARD'S, AYR (Q.S.). 

[The church was built in 1886. The 
parish, disjoined from Ayr, was erected by 
the Court of Teinds, 7th March 1892.] 

WILLIAM GRANGER, born Glasgow, 
24th April 1859; educated at St 
David's Parish School and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1881) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow in 1884 ; assistant at Bluevale 
and St Mungo's parishes; ord. 7th July 
1886 ; died 1st March 1898. He marr. 23rd 
April 1891, Jane (died 8th May 1912), 
daugh. of John Hunter, Burnfoot, Dal- 
mellington. Publication — The Average Man 
and other Sermons [Preface by Edward 
Caird, Master of Balliol ; Memoir by James 
Miller, min. of New Cumnock] (Paisley, 
1899). 

WILLIAM WALKER, born 13th Aug. 
1861, son of William W., min. of 
1898 Mid-Calder; educated at Highfield 
School, Melrose, and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1881), B.D. (1884) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh 17th June 1884 ; ord. mission- 
ary at Chamba, India, 15th Oct. 1884 ; adm. 
here 28th July 1898 ; res. 17th May 1909. 
Marr. 5th July 1905, Marion Jane, 
daugh. of William Mackenzie, Clairmont 
Gardens, Glasgow. 

OSWALD BELL MILLIGAN, born 
Aberdeen, 10th Feb. 1879, son of 
William M., D.D., Professor of 
Biblical Criticism, Aberdeen ; educated 
at Edinburgh Academy and Univ. ; M.A. 
(1899), B.D. (1902); licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh in 1903 ; assistant at Greenside, 
Edinburgh ; ord. to Wallacetown, Ayr, 
11th May 1906; trans, and adm. 19th Oct. 
1909; served with 8th Black Watch in 
European War; Military Cross (1916); 
trans, to Jedburgh 16th May 1919. Marr. 



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[PItESB. OF 



26th June 1912, Beatrix Ann Monro, 
daugh. of Robert Paterson Paterson of 
Montgomerie and Ella Morison Thomson, 
and has issue — Beatrice Movia, born 30th 
Dec. 1918. 



1919 



JOHN ELLIS, born Strathblane, 21st 
Aug. 1890, sou of George E. and 
Sarah Margaret Brown ; educated at 
Strathblane School and Whitehill School, 
Glasgow, and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1911), B.D. (1914); licen. by Presb. of 
Dunbarton, May 1914 ; assistant at Alloa ; 
ord. at Elie 19th Jan. 1916 ; trans, and 
adm. 15th Oct. 1919. Marr. 19th April 
1917, Annie Catherine, only daugh. of Alex- 
ander Grant, Clunievale, Alloa. 

WALLACETOWN, AYR (Q.S.). 

[The church was built in 1834. In 1836 
the General Assembly granted it a consti- 
tution and a district of its own. The parish 
was disjoined from St Quivox by the Court 
of Teinds, 9th March 1874.} 

JOHN ALEXANDER, unanimously 
elected by the male heads of families 
being communicants, and ord. 8th 

Dec. 1836 ; trans, to Kirkcaldy 15th March 

1838. 



JAMES STEWART, elected in June, 
and ord. 30th Aug. 1838 ; trans, to 
South Parish, Aberdeen, 27th Oct. 



1838 

1842. 

WILLIAM GRANT, born 6th Sept. 
1814, son of Patrick G., min. of 
Kirkmichael, Banffshire ; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
St Andrews 30th Nov. 1836 ; assistant at 
Logiealmond in 1837, and St John's, Glas- 
gow, 1840; ord. 19th April 1843. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Wallace- 
town Free Church, 1843-76 ; died 2nd Nov. 
1876. He marr. 1845, Auguste Peterson 
(died s.p.), daugh. of the librarian at Bonn 
University. Publications — The Lord's 
Supper Explained (Glasgow, 1859) ; Chris- 
tian Baptism Explained (Glasgow. 1871) ; 
Missionary Life among the Jeivs in 
Moldavia, Galicia, and Silesia (London, 
1867) ; Christ Our Hope, and other Ser- 



mons, with Memoir by David Maclagan. — 
[Baird's Sixty Years of Church Life in Ayr, 
67-199 ; Brown's Annals of the Disruption, 
127. 386, 518.] 

* SAMUEL BLAIR, trans, from Presby- 
1844 te " an Church, Dudley, 13th June 
1844 ; trans, to Dairy, Galloway, 
26th Sept. 1845. 

WILLIAM GRAHAM, ord. 27th March 
1846 ; trans, to Newhaven 18th April 



1846 



1850. 



JOHN DEWAR FORBES, born Duns, 
10th April 1825, son of Thomas F. and 
Elizabeth Dewar ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Duns 
5th Dec. 1848; ord. 19th Sept. 1850; 
res. 7th Feb. 1855 ; assistant at Earlston, 
1856-8. Joined the Church of England; 
curate of New Wortley, Leeds, 1866-8 ; St 
Thomas, Preston, Lancashire, 1868-70; 
St Stephen, Tonbridge, Kent, 1870-5; 
Egerton, Kent, 1875-83 ; Nonington, Kent, 
1883-5 ; rector of Shadoxhurst, Kent, 1885 ; 
died 19th May 1915. He marr. (1) Jane 
Winlaw, Berwick-on-Tweed, who died s.p. 
1886 : (2) 13th Aug. 1889, Louisa Mary 
Blaine, schoolmistress of Shadoxhurst 
[Canterbury Diocesan Gazette, June 1915]. 

HENRY GIBSON, M.A. ; ord. 7th June 
1855 1 ^ 55 » trans, to Glenapp 26th Nov. 
1857. 

FRANCIS RAE, educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews; ord. 12th Aug. 1858 



1858 



res. 1st Feb. 1865. 



1865 



GEORGE JOHN CHALMERS SCOTT, 
born Creebridge, Minnigaff, 30th Oct. 
1835, fourth son of Archibald S., 
schoolmaster, and Jessie Darling ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Wigtown 26th July 1864; ord. 20th July 
1865, died 27th Dec. 1905. He marr. 6th 
Sept. 1865, Agnes Milligan, and had issue — 
Archibald John Darling, min. of North- 
maven ; Lilian Anna, born 22nd April 
1870 ; Jessie Helen, born 15th April 1872 ; 
Amy Constance, born 4th Aug. 1874 ; 
Bertram Watson, born 3rd Dec. 1876. 

OSWALD BELL MILLIGAN, M.A., 
1906 B.D. ; ord. 11th May 1906; trans, 
to St Leonard's 19th Oct. 1909. 



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JOHN ARCHIBALD GLOVER 
THOMSON, born Sanquhar, 19th 
1910 Feb. 1883, son of James T., D.D., 
min. of St Andrew's, Glasgow ; educated 
at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, 
Glasgow Academy, and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1903), B.D. (1906) j licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow May 1907 ; assistant at St 
Andrew's, Edinburgh ; ord. 3rd Feb. 1910 ; 
trans, to Tron Parish, Edinburgh, 28th 
Sept. 1916. Marr. 9th June 1910, Ethel 
Maud, youngest daugh. of Thomas Richard- 
son, Edinburgh, and has issue — Aidan 
Hunter, born 1st April 1911. 

JOHN MARTIN, born Greenock, 26th 
June 1888, son of James M. and 
Anne Maclntyre ; educated at 

Greenock Higher Grade School and Univ. 

of Glasgow; M.A. (1910), B.D. (1913); 

licen. by Presb. of Greenock in 1913 ; 

assistant at Bluevale, Glasgow, and First 

Charge, Hamilton ; ord. 16th Jan. 1917. 



BARR. 

[The parish of Barr was disjoined from 
Dailly, Girvan, and Colmonell, in 1653. 
In the churchyard, a stone commemorates 
Edward MacKean, a Covenanter, shot in 
1685. At Kirkdominie in the parish, styled 
in Latin deeds " Capella Sanctae Trinitatis 
de Kildomine," there was a Chapel of the 
Holy Trinity, with a Holy Well. The 
ruins of the chapel stand on high ground 
overlooking the Water of Stinchar. Here 
was held annually the Fair of Kirkdominie, 
sometimes vulgarly called Kirkdamdie Fair. 
The fair day was Trinity Sunday, but was 
changed in Protestant times to the last 
Sunday of May.] 

FERGUS ALEXANDER or M'ALEX- 
1653 ANDER, tutor of Dalreoch; M.A. 
(Glasgow 1635) ; became min. at 
Kilmud in Ireland ; was recommended by 
a committee of General Assembly 5th May 
1647, and the Presb. desired to further his 
provision to any vacant kirk among them ; 
adrn. in 1653 ; deprived by Act of Parlia- 
ment 11th June, and Decreet of Privy 
Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; returned in 1687. 

VOL. III. 



HERCULES LINDSAY, studied at St 
1665 Leonard's College ; M.A. (St Andrews, 
25th July 1663) ; min. about 1665 ; 
outed in 1689; retired to Edinburgh, and 
died 10th April 1710, aged 67. He marr. 
Janet Seton, and had issue — Katherine 
(marr. John Lawson, merchant in Den) ; 
Ann (marr. John Thorn, schoolmaster, Carn- 
bee) ; Elizabeth (marr. John Clephane, 
merchant, Anstruther) ; Margaret (marr. 
Sergeant M'Naughton in Lauder's Regi- 
ment). — [Edin. Bur. Reg. ; Reg. of Deeds, 
Mack., 29th March 1711.] 

FERGUS M'ALEXANDER, M.A., 
1687 aDOVe noticed ; returned Aug. 1687 ; 
died after 9th Feb. 1688. He 
marr. (cont. 30th June 1658) Jean (died 
in May 1691), daugh. of William 
M'Kerrell of Hillhouse. — [G. R. Homings, 
5th April 1672; Privy Seal Eng. Reg., v., 
18 ; Wodrow's Hist., i., 327.] 

GEORGE GUTHRIE, called Oct. 1689 ; 
1689 trans, to Oxnam after 4th Aug. 1691. 

THOMAS FISHER, called May 1692 ; 
16g3 ord. 9th May 1693 ; trans, to Auchter- 
gaven 26th April 1698. 

WILLIAM GORDON, brother of 
16g9 Thomas G., wright in Glasgow ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Ayr 28th July, and called 
27th Sept. 1698; ord. 26th April 1699; 
died between 9th July and 4th Nov. 1724. 
He left a MS. account of his personal 
experiences in religion. He marr. 10th 
Dec. 1707, Jean Hamilton, who survived 
him. He bequeathed 200 merks to the 
Kirk-session and 100 to Dalrymple for 
the poor.— [ Woodrow MSS.; Ayr Sheriff- 
Court Books, 11th Nov. 1726.] 

JOHN CAMPBELL, son of John C, 
1?25 min. of Craigie; licen. by Presb. of 
Ayr 2nd Sept. 1724; called 10th 
June, and ord. 22nd Sept. 1725 ; died 9th 
Feb. 1743, aged 44. He marr. 23rd Nov. 
1736, Marion (died 6th March 1795), daugh. 
of John Lockhart, bailie of Ayr, and had 
issue — John ; Marion (marr. John Mont- 
gomerie, collector of taxes, Ayr), died 
March 1811, aged 72 ; Margaret ; James. 
— [Tombst. ; Paterson's Ayr, i.] 



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BARR 



[PRESB. OF 



WILLIAM ALLAN, son of Robert A., 
_ merchant, Glasgow ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Irvine 11th Aug. 1741 ; called 22nd May, 
and ord. 14th Aug. 1746; died 25th Oct. 
1778. He marr. 12th June 1750, Agnes 
Chalmers, who died s.p. 11th Aug. 1787. 
— [TombsL] 

STEPHEN YOUNG, son of Thomas 
1*780 Y., merchant burgess, Glasgow, and 
Marion Howison ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Lanark 
27th March 1776 ; assistant at Ochiltree ; 
called 23rd Sept. 1779; ord. 8th March 
1780 ; died 21st Feb. 1819, aged 74. He 
marr. (1) 22nd June 1780, Elizabeth Pater- 
son, who died 3rd July 1781, and had issue 
—Thomas, born 8th May 1781, died 16th 
March 1782: (2) 20th Sept. 1784, Mary 
(died 22nd Jan. 1837), daugh. of Archibald 
M'William in Blackclauchary, and had issue 
— Thomas, born 10th Sept. 1786; Jean, 
born 19th May 1788, died 20th Aug. 1791 ; 
Marion, born 13th May 1790, died 24th 
July 1819; Jean, born 7th Dec. 1792 
(marr. 22nd Dec. 1812, David Ewen of the 
Customs, Ayr); Archibald of Hyndford, 
M.D., born 31st March 1795. Publication 
—Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, xii.). — [Tombst.] 

EBENEZER BRADSHAW WALLACE, 
born Lowick, 19th June 1792, son 
of Gavin W., min. of Nenthorn ; 
educated at Univs. of Glasgow and Edin- 
burgh, became tutor in the family of David 
Cathcart, Lord Alloway ; licen. by Presb. 
of Kelso 5th June 1817 ; assistant in this 
parish ; pres. by George, Prince Regent, 
26th March, and ord. 19th Aug. 1819. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843; min. of 
Barr Free Church 1843-67 ; died unmarried 
6th June 1867. Publications — A Lecture 
on the Right Relation between Church and 
State (Ayr, 1844); Account of the Parish 
{New Stat. Ace, v.). 

JAMES MACMASTER, born 13th Jan. 
1815, son of Peter M., min. of 
Girvan ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 8th May 
1839; pres. by Queen Victoria; ord. 21st 



Dec. 1843; died 20th Dec. 1852. He 
marr. 29th April 1845, Grace (died 18th 
March 1860), daugh. of James Gibson, 
solicitor, Wigtown, and had issue — Jessie 
Caldwell Russell, born 15th Feb. 1847; 
Henrietta Maria, born 13th March 1849 ; 
Peter, born 4th Nov. 1850. 

JAMES GIBSON, son of James G., 
185s solicitor, Wigtown ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. to Terregles 
8th March 1849 ; pres. by Queen Victoria ; 
trans. 23rd June 1853 ; died 22nd Aug. 1858. 
He marr. 26th March 1850, Mary Ann (died 
12th Dec. 1857), daugh. of Thomas Inglis, 
min. of Lochrutton, and had issue — Mary 
Ann Duncan, born 17th Feb. 1851 ; Jessie 
Caldwell, born 7th Nov. 1852 ; James, born 
11th Dec. 1854; Thomas Inglis, born 7th 
March 1856, died 17th May 1857. 

WILLIAM MUNGALL, eldest son of 
1859 WiHi am M., overseer, Lanarkshire ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 
to Barrhead 19th Oct. 1854 ; pres. by Queen 
Victoria; trans, and adm. 13th Jan. 1859; 
res. 21st and died 30th Dec. 1865. 

DAVID STRONG, M.A., pres. by Queen 
1866 Victoria ; ord. 3rd May 1866 ; trans, 
to Hillhead 14th Oct. 1872. 

CHARLES GOODALL, born 28th June 
1873 *846, son °^ Alexander G., farmer, 
North Bank, Cameron, Fife, and 
Marjory Page ; educated at Cameron School, 
Madras College, and Univ. of St Andrews ; 
licen. by Presb. of St Andrews in 1869 ; 
assistant at Strathmiglo and St Andrews, 
Edinburgh ; ord. 8th May 1873 ; died 27th 
Aug. 1888. He marr. 9th June 1875, Jane, 
daugh. of Andrew Watson of Belmont, 
St Andrews, and had issue — Alexander, 
M.D., F.R.C.P.E., Edinburgh, born 1st June 
1876; Marjory Jane Watson, born 22nd 
July 1877 ; Charles, min. of Dailly, born 
10th Jan. 1880 ; John, born 9th Jan. 1883, 
died 12th Sept. 1901. 

GEORGE DODS, born Leith, 11th Oct. 

1858, son of George D., min. of 

Garvald ; educated at High School 

and Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1880), B.D. 

(1882) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 1882 ; 



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assistant at Hyndland, Glasgow, and Scots 
Church, Melbourne ; ord. to Melbourne 1st 
Feb. 1883 ; trans, and adm. 20th Feb. 1889. 
Marr. 4th June 1890, Ida, daugh. of John 
Abraham, and has issue — Ida Mary Homan, 
born 31st March 1891 (marr. 28th Nov. 
1917, John Gifford Nicholson, lieut. 
R.F.A.); Helen Ruth, born 1st March 
1893 (marr. 1st June 1916, Oliver Hughes- 
Onslow, yr., of Balkissock, lieut. Irish 
Guards) ; George John Abraham, born 
19th Oct. 1894, died 11th April 1910; 
Edith Jane, born 31st Jan. 1900. 



CATRINE (Q.S.). 

[A church was built here by Claud 
Alexander of Ballochmyle in 1792. On 
31st May 1834, the General Assembly 
granted it a chapel constitution, and 
assigned it a district. The parish of 
Catrine was disjoined from Sorn on 30th 
Oct. 1871. At St Cuthbert's Holm on the 
Water of Ayr, near the site of Catrine 
Church, there was of old a chapel of St 
Cuthbert.] 

ROBERT STEVEN, ord. 12th Sept. 1792; 
1792 trans, to Dalrymple 31st May 1798. 

ANDREW HARLEY, called Nov. 1799 ; 
ord. 15th May 1800; trans, to John- 
stone Chapel-of-Ease 26th April 1804. 

JAMES CURRIE, eldest son of 
iai6 J ames C., farmer, Stevenston ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; MA. 
(1803) ; licen. by Presb. of Irvine 3rd Oct. 
1809 ; elected in Nov. 1815 ; ord. 5th March 
1816 ; dep. 15th June 1836 " for several acts 
of intoxication." He marr. and had issue 
— James, student of medicine at Glasgow 
1825-8. 

WILLIAM HUTCHESON, born Liff, 
1836 1805 > educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; ord. 22nd Dec. 1836. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843; min. of 
Free Church, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, 
1844-76 ; died 25th March 1876. He marr. 
25th Sept. 1839, Jane, only daugh. of Robert 



Reid, merchant, Greenock. Publications — 
Home Evangelisation (London, 1851) ; The 
Apocrypha Opened. 



1855 



JAMES BELL BIGGAR, missionary at 
Banton 1854; ord. 17th May 1855; 
died at Annan 8th Oct. 1870. 



1872 



PEARSON MADAM MUIR, ord. 
70 22nd Sept. 1870; first min. of 
the parish ; trans, to Polmont 1st 
Aug. 1872. 

THOMAS PHILLIP, born 14th Aug. 
1840, son of Robert P. and Elizabeth 
Beveridge ; educated at Dunfermline 
School and Univ. of Edinburgh; MA. 
(1870); licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh; 
assistant at East Church, Stirling ; ord. 
21st Nov. 1872 ; died 24th July 1876. He 
marr. 24th Dec. 1872, Jane Runue (died 
10th Oct. 1917), daugh. of William Pike, 
and had issue — Robert James, born 3rd 
June 1875, died at Prestwick 19th Oct. 
1909; and a daugh., died in infancy. 



1877 



JAMES BUCHANAN, B.Sc. ; ord. 4th 
Jan. 1877 ; trans, to Eaglesham 18th 
Oct. 1881. 



JAMES GILMOUR BAILLIE, licen. by 
1882 Pres k- °f Paisley 4th May 1881 ; 
ord. 9th March 1882 ; died at Prest- 
wick 21st May 1893. He marr. 17th Feb. 
1885, Josephine Mactavish (died 20th Aug. 
1888), and had issue — James Duncan Mac- 
tavish, born 27th Jan. 1886 ; Josephine,, 
born 10th Aug. and died 26th Sept. 1888. 

HUGH CALLAN, MA. ; ord. 8th Nov. 
1893; trans, to Second Charge* 
Montrose, 13th Jan. 1899. 

WILLIAM JOHN, born Glasgow, 27th 
March 1871, son of John Shennan 
Graham J. and Margaret M'Nab ; 
educated at High School and Univ. of 
Glasgow; MA. (1893); licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow May 1895 ; assistant at Cath- 
cart and St Thomas's, Glasgow; ord. 11th 
May 1899. Marr. 9th Aug. 1905, Sara, 
daugh. of John Alexander Taylor, and has 
issue — Graham Taylor, born 29th May 
1906 ; Margaret Patricia, born 22nd June 
1915. 



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COYLTON 



[PRESB. OF 



1581 



COYLTON. 

[The vicarage of Coylton belonged to the 
Chapel Royal of Stirling, and yielded it 
two prebends. Coylton was for some time 
united to the parish of Riccarton, but was 
severed from it in 1647. About the year 
1700, those parts of the lands of Gadgirth 
lying north and east of the Water of Coyle 
were disjoined from the parish of Ochil- 
tree, and added to Coylton. In this parish 
there were of old three chapels, St Bride's, 
near Sundrum, the Chapel of Camel, which 
had its Chapel Well, and the Chapel of 
Raithhill, where also there was a Holy 
Well. Coylton Church was rebuilt in 
1776, and again in 1836. 

JAMES DAVIDSON, exhorter at 
1570 Candlemas 1570. 

1574 JOHN CAMPBELL, reader, 1574-80. 

MATTHEW WYLLIE, min. of Dal- 
rymple pres. 3rd May 1581 ; trans, to 
Dalmellington 1590. 

WILLIAM WALLACE, educated at 
1598 Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1593); 
min. of Dalmellington in 1595 ; 
trans, in 1598. 

JAMES KER, adm. about 1606; trans. 
1606 to Colmonell in 1610. 

WILLIAM SCOTT, educated at Univ. 

161Q of Edinburgh; M.A. (27th July 

1609) ; was min. here in 1619 ; 

deposed 7th Nov. 1649 for breaking the 

Lord's Day, etc. — [Commiss. to Ass., 1638.] 

JOHN ROSE, M.A. ; deprived by Act 
of Parliament 11th June, and Decreet 
of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; adm. 
min. of Old Monkland in 1664. 

WILLIAM FULLARTON of Craighall, 
alias Laglen-Fullarton, son of James 
F., of that ilk, and Agnes Fullarton ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1634) ; 
adm. to St Quivox 10th May 1642; not 
conforming to Episcopacy, he was deposed 
by the Diocesan Synod ; was accused 
before the Privy Council, March 1669, of 
baptizing and marrying irregularly, which 
he confessed 8th April, and was dismissed. 
He was adm. to this parish under indulgence 



1662 



1672 



by the Privy Council 3rd Sept. 1672 ; died 
after Nov. 1679. He marr. Frances, daugh. 
of Stewart of Raiss, Renfrewshire. She 
survived him, and had issue — James ; 
Robert of Craighall, born 1641 ; Francis ; 
William ; George. — [Baillie's Lett. ; Wod- 
row's Hist., ii., 123; G. R. Inhib., 19th 
Nov. 1680; G. R. Homings, 10th July 
1688 ; P. C. Decreta, 8th April 1680.] 

GEORGE MILNE, pres. in Feb., and inst. 
16 Aug. 1680 ; trans, to Campsie 24th 
June 1681.— [P. C. Decreta, 1680.] 

GEORGE MEIK, mentioned as min. 
12th Dec. 1682 ; trans, to Straiton 
in 1683. 

JOHN WHITE, mentioned as min. 16th 
1688 July 1683, and 10th March 1687. 
He marr. Helen, daugh. of Robert 
Cruickshank of Banchory. — [Glasg. Comm. 
Deeds, 9th Feb. 1686; Ayr Sheriff-Court 
Books, 17th Feb. 1688.] 

RICHARD HISLOP, educated at Univ. 
1687 of Edinburgh; M.A. (1679); passed 
trials before Presb. of Dalkeith ; was 
recommended to the Bishop 6th Dec. 1683 
for licence ; pres. by Robert, Bishop of 
Dunblane, in March, and after passing 
secondary trials before same Presb. (being 
then resident at Monktonhall in its 
bounds), got a testimonial 1st Sept. 1687, 
for ordination. The parish was vacant in 
1689.— [Dalkeith Presb. Reg.] 

JOHN MAIR, Presbyterian min. at 

Loughbrickland, Ireland ; called in 

Aug., and adm. (with liberty to 

return to his own congregation when he 

might have access) 24th Sept. 1689 ; still 

min. in 1691. 



1692 



JOHN HUNTER, brother of George H. ; 
min. at Magherally, Ireland, in 
1672 ; came to Scotland in 1689 ; 

called Jan. 1692, and adm. soon after; 

died Jan. 1697. — [Glasg. Tests.; Reid's 

Ireland, iii., 18.] 

J WILLIAM BOYD, son of John B., 

7 mason, Glasgow; studied divinity 

at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by 

Presb. of Ayr 26th July 1699; ord. 14th 



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21 



1723 



Feb. 1700; died of grief at infidelity of 
his wife Feb. 1722. He marr. and had 
issue— Allan ; Charles ; William ; Helen ; 
Margaret; Elizabeth (marr. 16th Sept. 
1736, George Blair, tailor, Edinburgh); 
Katherine. — \Glasg. Tests. ; Wodrow's 
Anal. ; G. R. Homings, 19th April 1705.] 
JOHN KEY, clerk of the Baron's Court 
at Greenock 14th Oct. 1708; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Ayr 19th June 1717 ; called 2nd Aug. 
1722 ; ord. 26th Feb. 1723 ; died 31st Jan. 
1748. He marr. (1) Mary Handyside, who 
died 1st Jan. 1732: (2) 16th Aug. 1732, 
Margaret Campbell (who survived him, and 
marr. (2) 1st Sept. 1752, Patrick Douglas, 
surgeon, Ayr) ; she died 1st Nov. 1764. — 
[Williamson's Old Cartsburn, 185.] 

DAVID SHAW, third son of Alexander 
1749 ^*> mm- °^ Edinkillie ; licen. by 
Presb. of Forres 10th Nov. 1743; 
pres. by George II. 12th July 1748 ; ord. 
29th June 1749; D.D. (St Andrews, 11th 
Jan. 1775); Moderator of the General 
Assembly 25th May 1776 ; died 26th April 
1810, aged 91. In personal appearance he 
was stately and venerable, was hale and 
hearty till he was 91, and had not a 
wrinkle on his cheek or a furrow on his 
brow. He marr. 5th Nov. 1750, Marion 
(died 14th March 1803), daugh. of James 
Dalrymple, sheriff clerk, Ayr, and had 
issue— Grizel, born 29th Dec. 1751, died 
28th Feb. 1775 ; Alexander, born 7th Feb. 
and died 2nd May 1753; Margaret, born 
4th April 1754, died 21st Aug. 1799 ; Jean 
Cathcart, born 2nd Sept. 1755, died 18th 
Nov. 1800 ; Charles, writer, Ayr, born 17th 
Dec. 1757 ; Manie, born 14th March 1759, 
died 10th April 1784; James, born 20th 
Oct. 1760, died 12th July 1779 ; William, 
born 6th April 1763, died 10th Feb. 1793; 
David, writer, Edinburgh, born 26th Sept. 
1765; John, born 11th July 1767, died 5th 
Aug. 1774. Publication — Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, i., xxi.). — 
[Tombst.] 

v JOHN BLACK, eldest son of Adam B., 
1810 farmer, Douglas, Lanarkshire ; edu- 
cated at parish school and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 



28th April 1802 ; pres. by George III. 10th 
May, and ord. 20th Sept. 1810; LL.D. 
(Glasgow, 1st May 1812) ; died at Paris, 
26th Aug. 1825, aged 47. Publications— 
The Falls of Clyde, or the Fairies, a 
Scottish dramatic pastoral (Edinburgh, 
1806); Life of Tasso, 2 vols. (Edinburgh, 
1810) ; Palceoromaica (London, 1822) ; 
Supplement thereto (London, 1824). 

ALEXANDER DUNCAN, born 16th 
June 1793, son of William D., min. 
of Abernethy ; licen. by Presb. of 

Perth 25th Sept. 1816 ; pres. by George IV. 

27th Dec. 1825; ord. 11th May 1826; died 

unmarried at Dysart, 26th Aug. 1866. 

Publication — Account of the Parish {New 

Stat. Ace, v.). 

THOMAS UNDERWOOD, pres. by 
1858 Q ueen Victoria ; ord. assistant and 
successor 8th July 1858 ; trans, to 
Kirkpatrick-Irongray 22nd Sept. 1859. 

JOHN MACKINLAY, eldest son of 
William M., Campbeltown ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 

of Kintyre ; pres. by Queen Victoria ; ord. 

assistant and successor 22nd Dec. 1859 ; 

died between 17th Aug. and 4th Oct. 1865. 

He marr. Ann Gillespie, daugh. of John 

Stewart, min. of Blair-Atholl. 

JAMES GLASGOW, born Wiston, 
Lanarkshire, 1839, son of James G. 
and Grace Whitelaw ; educated at 
Wiston and Strathaven Schools, and Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Lanark 
in 1863 ; pres. by Queen Victoria ; ord. 
assistant and successor 19th April 1866 ; 
died 20th Feb. 1904. He marr. 25th 
July 1894, Margaret M'Farlane, elder 
daugh. of James Maitland of Balquochen, 
Stirlingshire. 

- DAVID LOGAN BLAIR, ord. 7th July 

1904 ; trans, to Scone 10th Nov. 



1904 



1908. 



1909 



WILLIAM COCHRAN CONN, born 
The Grange, Castlerock, Co. Derry, 
23rd Dec. 1871, son of Hugh C. and 
Martha Cochran ; educated at Coleraine 
Academy, Magee College, Derry, and Univ. 



22 



COYLTON— CRAIGIE 



[ PRESB. OF 



of St Andrews; licen. by Presb. of Perth. 
(Original Secession) ; ord. Original Seces- 
sion min. at Kirriemuir 1897 ; adm. to 
Church of Scotland May 1900 ; assistant 
at Alexandria ; app. to St John's, Hadding- 
ton, 17th Sept. 1901 ; trans, to St John's, 
Glasgow, 18th Dec. 1902 ; trans. 22nd April 
1909 ; trans, to Penpont (assist, and sue.) 
13th July 1917. Marr. 12th June 1906, 
Beatrice Isobel, second daugh. of John 
Carlyle, M.D., Greenock, and has issue — 
John Carlyle, born 7th July 1908. 

WILLIAM CRAWFORD, born 26th 
1Q17 April 1891, son of Gavin C, min. of 
Fauldhouse ; educated at George 
Watson's College and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1911), B.D. (1914); licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh May 1914 ; assistant at 
Tolbooth Parish, Edinburgh, 1914; ord. 
23rd Nov. 1917. 



CRAIGIE. 

[The vicarage of Craigie belonged to the 
Abbey of Paisley. In 1673 part of the 
parish of Barnweil was annexed to Craigie. 
The church was rebuilt in 1776.] 

1574 DAVID WALLACE, reader in 1574. 



1576 



1580 



1586 



DAVID MYLNE, reader at Kilwinning, 
in 1574 ; adm. in 1576, Riccarton 
being also in his charge ; trans, to 
Dundonald same year. 

LAURENCE DALGLEISH, adm. in 
1580; still min. in 1585. — [Beg. 
Assig.~\ 

ALEXANDER FORSYTH, min. of 
Dumfries in 1585 ; adm. here in 
1586; pres. to vicarage of Dun- 
donald by James VI. 20th June 1587 ; 
still min. 14th Oct. 1590, but subse- 
quently dep. ; pres. to Abercrombie before 
20th Oct. 1593. 

NATHAN INGLIS, M.A. (Glasgow 
1571); min in 1593; app. one 
of the visitors for Galloway by 
the General Assembly in 1601, and also 
went to Assembly at Aberdeen in 1605, 
but was too late for the meeting. For so 
doing and approving of what that Assembly 



had done, he was committed to the Castle 
of Dunbarton, but on his submission, 2nd 
July 1607, he was liberated. Wodrow 
relates of him that in admonishing his 
parishioners in church for a breach of the 
Sabbath, the laird (Wallace of Craigie), 
who supported the culprits, threw a 
"whinger" or short sword at him, which 
he avoided by stooping, and it lodged in 
the back of the pulpit. I. is then said 
to have predicted misfortune to the laird 
and his family, which came true ! But if 
this story is true it probably applies to 
some subsequent incumbent and not to 
Inglis. He died about Feb. 1612, aged 
about 42. He marr. Ann, daugh. of John 
Eccles of Kildonan, who survived him and 
had issue — John, apprenticed to John 
Inglis, skinner, Edinburgh, 25th Aug. 
1619; James, min. of Dailly. — [Reg. Assig.; 
Glasg. and Edin. Tests. ; Wodrow's Anal., ii., 
153 ; Forbes's Records ; Melville's Autob. ; 
Calderwood's Hist., vi., 22, 161, 292, 445, 
667.] 
EDWARD POWER, M.A. (Glasgow 

1606); adm. in 1613.— [Reg. of Deeds, 

ccix., 32.] 

JOHN HAMILTON, son of Gavin H., 
Bishop of Galloway ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1618); 
adm. prior to 16th Sept. 1622; dep. 28th 
March 1649, for not being hearty in oppos- 
ing the public enemy ; was alive in 1662, 
when he had a grant out of the vacant 
stipends. He marr. Margaret, sister of 
Hew Wallace of Craigie, and had issue — 
John ; Margaret. — [Ayr Sess. Reg ; Glasg. 
Tests. ; Reg. of Deeds, dlxi., 239 ; Ayr Sas., 
viii., 267 ; P. C. Reg., 3rd ser., i., 34.] 

^ DAVID BROWN, M.A. '(Glasgow 1645); 
licen. by Presb. of Ayr 27th June 
1649 ; called in July ; he had also 
calls to Ayr and Irvine, but was adm. here 
2nd Jan. 1650 ; deprived by Act of Parlia- 
ment 11th June, and Decreet of Privy 
Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; had an indulgence 
from Privy Council 9th Dec. 1669; died 
April 1673. He marr. Agnes Lockhart, 
and had issue — David, min. of Blackfriars, 
Glasgow, and nine others. — [Wodrow's Hist., 
i., 327 ; P. C. Decreta, 5th March 1674.] 



1613 



1622 



aye] 



CRAIGIE 



23 



1678 



LAURENCE MERCER, M.A. ; adm. 
about 1678; trans, to Kirkurd 11th 



May 1681. 






JOHN ARBUCKLE, M.A. ; trans, from 
Monigaff in 1681 ; trans, to Riccar- 
ton about 1686. 

REID, said to have been outed from 

1fl0 . t;his charge in 1689.— [MS. Ace. of 

lb by _ _, _ _ - 

Mm., 1689.] 

JOHN CAMPBELL, M.A. ; probably 
1690 f° rmer ly mm - °f Sorn ; min. in 1690; 
was a member of Assembly that 
year; died 12th Feb. 1700, aged 68. He 
marr. (1) Janet Thomson : (2) 20th Nov. 
1695, Mary Couper, and had issue— Janet 
(marr. John Adam, min. of West Kilbride) ; 
Mary ; John, schoolmaster of Galston 
1715 ; and others. — [Ochiltree Sess. Beg. ; 
Glasg. Tests. ; Wodrow's Anal. ; Tombst. ; 
Glasg. Com. Deeds, 12th Sept. 1700.] 

JOHN HANNA, licen. by Presb. of 
1701 Kirkcaldy 30th July 1700 ; called 
15th Feb., and ord. 13th Aug. 1701 ; 
died before 7th Jan. 1708. He marr. (pro. 
11th Nov. 1705), Elizabeth, daugh. of James 
Caithness, W.S., Edinburgh. 

JAMES ROBERTSON, educated at 
17og Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (13th 
July 1691) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Haddington 11th Jan. 1699 ; ord. to Men- 
muir 3rd Sept. 1701 ; called 14th Oct. 
1708; adm. 23rd March 1709; died 4th 
June 1743, aged 69. He marr. Sept. 1707, 
Anna, daugh. of John Wallace of Holms- 
toun ; she survived him, and had issue — 
Elizabeth ; William ; Thomas ; Jean ; 
James. — [Glasg. Tests. ; Tombst.'] 

^ GEORGE BANNATYNE, called 2nd 
Aug. 1744; ord. 18th July 1745; 
trans, to Wynd Church, Glasgow, 

18th Oct. 1764. 

ANDREW SHAW, born 1741, son of 
1765 Andrew S., Professor of Divinity, 
St Mary's College, St Andrews ; 
licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 14th Nov. 
1764 ; pres. by Sir Thomas Wallace of 
Craigie, Bart., in April, and ord. 26th Sept. 



1765 ; D.D. (St Andrews, 12th Oct. 1795) ; 
died 14th Sept. 1805. He marr. 28th Nov. 
1774, Mary Lymburner, who died 30th 
Dec. 1826, aged 83, and had issue — Andrew, 
born 9th Oct. 1776, died 4th Nov. 1802; 
John, born 27th Jan. 1778, and settled in 
Canada, died 18th Dec. 1808 ; James, born 
10th Dec. 1780, lost at sea on board the 
Courier of Greenock Dec. 1798. Publica- 
tion — Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, v.). 

JOHN STIRLING, second son of John 
1806 ^'' Dunblane ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Dunblane 21st Jan. 1800 ; pres. by William 
Campbell of Craigie 21st Nov. 1805 ; ord. 
17th April 1806 ; D.D. (Glasgow, 1st May 
1812) ; Moderator of General Assembly 
16th May 1833; died 13th Jan. 1846. He 
marr. 21st April 1806, Mary (died at 
London, 28th June 1862, aged 79), daugh. 
of William M'Quhae, D.D., min. of St 
Quivox, and had issue — James, born 12th 
Feb. 1807, died 17th Oct. 1823; Mary 
Laurie, born 25th March 1808 (marr. 25th 
May 1836, Thomas Ainsworth of The Flosh, 
Cumberland, sometime High Sheriff of that 
county, died 1st Feb. 1867 ; Isabella, born 
1st Sept. 1809, died 2nd Feb. 1826; Jane 
Erskine, born 8th Feb. 1811 ; Elizabeth, 
born 11th Dec. 1812 (marr. 5th June 1838, 
William Erskine, Bombay Medical Service), 
died 28th Sept. 1840; Lydia Ainsworth, 
born 11th Nov. 1814, died 26th June 1829 ; 
William, merchant, Liverpool, born 12th 
Aug. 1816, died 15th Feb. 1852; Rose 
Sophia, born 27th Aug. 1818 ; John of 
Fairburn, Ross-shire, flax spinner, Cleator, 
Cumberland, born 26th June 1820, died 
19th Aug. 1907 ; Laura Margaret, born 
5th Sept. 1822, died 18th April 1846; 
Annabella Fullarton, born 7th June 1824 ; 
James, born 2nd Sept. 1827, died 11th 
March 1846. — [Burke's Landed Gentry, 
12th edition,^. 1793.] 



1843 



ROBERT INGLIS, son of Robert I., 
quarrier, Douglas ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Lanark ; pres. by James Campbell of 
Craigie ; ord. (assistant and successor) 6tb 



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[PKESB. OF 



Sept. 1843 ; died 17th May 1859. He raarr. 
16th Sept. 1846, Jane (died 26th Aug. 1852), 
daugh. of William Rorison, min. of Stair, 
and had issue — Margaret Anne, born 7th 
Feb. 1848; Robert, born 26th May 1849. 
died 23rd June 1853 ; Mary, born 28th Jan. 
1851 (marr. George M'William, min. of 
Crawfordjohn). 



1859 



DAVID STIRLING, born 12th Oct. 
1828, fourth son of Robert S., D.D., 
min. of Galston ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; Keen, by Presb. of Ayr 6th 
Sept. 1854 ; ord. to Dalmellington 14th 
May 1857 ; pres. by James Campbell of 
Craigie ; trans, and adm. 3rd Nov. 1859 ; 
died 20th Aug. 1882. He marr. 3rd Jan. 
1862, Agnes Maria, daugh. of Colonel 
James Fairlie of Holms and Agnes 
Maria Fairlie, and had issue — Robert, 
engineer, Peru, born 6th Oct. 1862 ; James 
Fairlie, Iquique, born 10th Dec. 1864 ; 
Agnes Maria, born 18th Feb. 1866 ; David 
Edward, Taital, Chile, born 25th June 1867; 
Jane, born 31st July 1868. 

WILLIAM CAMPBELL, born Slate- 
ford, 21st Sept. 1852, son of John 
C. and Margaret Taylor ; educated 
at Irvine Academy and Univs. of Glasgow 
and Edinburgh; M.A. (Glasgow 1873), 
B.D. (Edinburgh 1876); licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh 11th May 1876; ord. to 
Foulden 10th May 1877 ; trans, and adm. 1 7th 
Jan. 1883 ; died 6th June 1920. He marr. 
16th Aug. 1877, Janet Burns, daugh. of Gavin 
Lindsay, Overton, Dreghorn,and had issue — 
John, born 1st June 1878, died 23rd April 
1887; Gavin Lindsay, born 11th March 1880; 
Jane Lindsay Robertson, born 27th Sept. 
1881 ; Margaret Taylor, born 21st Jan. 1883 
(marr. 7th Dec. 1905, Alexander Templeton, 
grain merchant, Kilmarnock) ; Janet, born 
24th April 1884 (marr. 8th Sept. 1915, 
Robert Hardie, solicitor, Kilmarnock) ; 
William John, born 12th Dec. 1887 ; Mary, 
born 9th June 1890 (marr. 19th Oct. 1915, 
Harry H. Haigh, Tillicherry, Southern 
India); Arthur James Balfour, born 14th 
Sept. 1894. Publications — The Elder's 
Prayer Book (Paisley, 1885) ; Family 
Prayers (Kilmarnock, 1903). 



CROSSHILL (Q.S.). 

[A church was built here in 1838. The 
parish of Crosshill was disjoined from Kirk- 
michael and Kirkoswald, 8th March 1854.] 

JAMES SMELLIE, ord. 14th July 1841 ; 
1841 trans, to Innerwick 21st Sept. 1843. 

THOMAS MAULE, M.A. ; ord. 30th 
May 1844 ; res. 1851 ; died at 
Partick 23rd Dec. 1864. 



1844 



1851 



1888 



JAMES CRAWFORD, son of Walter O, 
Perth ; licen. by Presb. of Perth Nov. 
1850 ; ord. 25th Dec. 1851 ; res. 5th 
Dec. 1888. Marr. 26th Jan. 1852, Catherine, 
only daugh. of John Ferguson, Perth. 

ROBERT STEWART, born Peebles, 
13th Dec. 1861, son of Robert 
Stewart and Elizabeth Mitchell ; 
educated at Peebles Public School and 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Peebles; ord. (assistant and successor) 14th 
Nov. 1888. Marr. (1) 21st July 1884, 
Louisa (died 20th Nov. 1889), daugh. of 
Henry King, and had issue — Robert Alex- 
ander, born 8th Feb. 1885 ; Louis William 
Henry, born 13th Nov. 1889, died 14th Aug. 
1890 : (2) 27th Oct. 1891, Jane, daugh. of 
James Peebles, and has issue — Agnes 
M'Fadzean, born 31st July 1893 ; Eliza- 
beth Mitchell, born 25th July 1896. 



CUMNOCK, on OLD CUMNOCK. 

[The rectory of Cumnock was a prebend 
of Glasgow. Its church was dedicated to 
St Conal. There was a chapel in the parish 
at Borland. On St Matthew's Day, the 
21st of September, a yearly fair was held 
at Cumnock. The parish church was re- 
built in 1754, and again in 1867. Alex- 
ander Peden, the Covenanter, having died 
in the neighbourhood, was buried at 
Auchinleck ; but a party of dragoons took 
up his body, and carried it to Cumnock, to 
be there hung in chains. Being unable to 
effect this, they buried the corpse at the 
foot of the local gallows. This site is near 
the church, and the people of Cumnock 



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have chosen it for their burial-place. Here 
in the churchyard lie David Dun and Simon 
Paterson — two Covenanters shot at Cum- 
nock in 1685. Four other martyrs of the 
Covenant are buried in this parish at the 
places where they fell.] 

JOHN DUNBAR, previously parish 
priest, conformed at the Reformation 
and styled "parson" in 1562. He 
was alive in 1581, when he is described as 
" vicar and life-long pensioner of the parish 
church of Cumnock," and had a charter 
confirming him in the possession of "four 
acres of arable land, with a house and 
small wood and pasture for two cows and 
one horse."— [Reg. Mag. Sig. ; Chalmers's 
Caledonia, vi., 522.] 

JOHN RYND, entered exhorter at 
1572 Kinglassie at Lammas 1569 ; adm. 
Nov. 1572 ; had for stipend in 
1574 "the haill parsonage and vicarage 
of Cumnock, and the haill chaplainrie of 
St Blaise in Perth " ; died before 22nd 
May 1576. — [Reg. Min.; Steven's Old 
Cumnock, 18.] 

GEORGE CAMPBELL, min. of Dun- 
157 donald at Lammas 1572 ; pres. by 
James VI. 22nd May 1576.— [Reg. 
Assig.] 

WILLIAM HAMILTON of Bardanoch ; 
15 ,_ 8 min. in 1578 ; trans, to Dairy, Gallo- 
way, 1595. 

GEORGE DUNBAR of Pollesche ; min. 
1599 in 1599 ; trans, to Ayr about 1607. 

JAMES CUNNINGHAM, son of Donald 
1608 ^' °^ Aikenbar ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; M.A. (1602) j adm. to 
Inchcailloch 22nd March 1604; trans, to 
Dunlop after 14th Oct. 1606 ; trans, and 
adm. before 1608. In 1642 he was trans, 
to Hamilton but continued here ; was a 
member of the Commission of Assembly 
in 1643, 1644, and is believed- to have died 
in 1644, aged about 63. He marr. Margaret 
Sempill, and had issue — William, appren- 
ticed to John Fleming, merchant, Edin- 
burgh, 9th Aug. 1637 ; Jean (marr. George 
Crawford of Auchincors) ; Marion (marr. 
William Crawford, in Burne). — [Reg. of 



Assig. ; Acts of Ass. ; Acts of Pari., viii. ; 
Baillie's Lett. ; Bannatyne Miscell., iii. ; 
Reg. of Deeds, cxcviii., 147 ; Ibid., Mack., 
14th Nov. 1666 ; G. R. Sas., xix., 242 ; Ayr 
Sas., v., 290 ; Stevenson's Hist., 197.] 

JOHN HALKEID, educated at Univ. of 

1644 St Andrews ; M.A. (1638) ; pres. by 

James Crichton of Abercrombie ; 

adm. 6th Aug. 1644 ; died unmarr. after 

25th March 1646, aged about 28. 

JOHN CUNYNGHAME of Blook, 
1647 brotner of Hugh C, Provost of 
Irvine ; pres. by James Crichton 
of Abercrombie, with advice of William, 
Earl of Dumfries, 10th March, and adm. 
8th Sept. 1647 ; refusing to conform to 
Episcopacy in 1662 he was confined to his 
parish ; died Oct. 1668. He marr. Elizabeth 
Cunynghame, who died Sept. 1677, and had 
issue — Alexander, of Blook, an eminent 
Latin scholar, died at The Hague, Dec. 
1730 ; John ; Hugh ; Charles ; Elizabeth 
(marr. James Logan, merchant burgess, 
Glasgow); Margaret.— [Ochiltree Sess. Reg.; 
Glasg. Tests. ; Acts of Pari., viii. ; Inq. Ret. 
Ayr, 612, et Gen., 6054 ; Grant's Story of 
Univ. of Edin., i., 361 ; G. R. Sas., xxviii., 
77 ; G. R. Inhib., 11th Jan. 1679 ; Scots Mag., 
1804 ; Diet. Nat. Riog.] 

SAMUEL NIMMO, M.A. ; adm. prior 
1673 to 25t ^ AP r ^ 16 ?3 ; trans, to Colinton 
15th April 1686. 

FRANCIS FORDYCE, son of Andrew 
1686 F. in Kirkton of Dyke; educated 
at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(9th July 1672) ; schoolmaster of Banff, 
1673-85 ; recommended for licence by 
Presb. of Fordyce 3rd April 1678 ; was 
min. of Dalgain (Sorn) in 1686 ; trans, and 
adm. before 3rd Nov. 1686. In 1688 he 
was forced by ninety armed men into the 
churchyard, forbidden to preach and had 
his gown torn. — [For glen Sess. Reg. ; Rule's 
Sec. Vindication.] 

•HUGH KILPATRICK, min. of a 

Presbyterian Congregation at Lurgan 

in 1686; supplied Dairy, 1689-91; 

called unanimously Nov. 1691; adm. 13th 

Jan. 1692; returned to Ireland Oct. 1694, 



26 



CUMNOCK 



[PRESB. OF 



and was adm. to Ballymoney in 1695 ; died 
April 1712. He marr., and had issue — James, 
CD., min. at Belfast, author of Presbyterian 
Loyality ; and others. — [Reid's Ireland, 
iii., 18.] 

JOHN STEEL of Windhill; licen. by 
1701 Presb. of Linlithgow in 1699 ; called 
Nov. 1700 ; ord. 26th March 1701 ; 
died 4th March 1746, aged 72. He marr. 
(cont. 6th and 11th Dec. 1703), Margaret 
(died 8th June 1756), second daugh. of Sir 
George Drummond of Milnab, Lord Provost 
of Edinburgh, and had issue — John, min. 
of Stair; Lilias (marr. 3rd March 1741, 
William Morris, surgeon, Kilmarnock), died 
Sept. 1790. Publication — Account of a Late 
Conference betwixt Mr John Steel and Mr 
John Adamson, a Disorderly Preacher 
(Glasgow, 1714) [answered by Adamson in 
Contendings for the. Kingdom of Light 
against the Kingdom of Darkness (1715)]. — 
[Wodrow's Anal., iii., 337 ; Lanark Sas., 
xi., 257.] 

ADAM THOMSON in the parish of 
1748 Valine ; licen. by Presb. of Dunferm- 
line 4th March, and called 10th Dec. 
1747 ; ord. 28th April 1748 ; died unmarr. 
1st Feb. 1751. 

GEORGE MUIR, called unanimously 
1752 26th Sept., and ord. 30th Nov. 1752 ; 
trans, to High Church, Paisley, 30th 
Oct. 1766. 

THOMAS MILLER, born 1740, son of 
1767 W u li am M., bookseller, Edinburgh ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 12th June 
1764 ; pres. by William, Earl of Dumfries 
and Stair, in April, and ord. 24th Sept. 
1767; D.D. (Edinburgh, 23rd Dec. 1788); 
died at Edinburgh, 1st June 1819, and was 
buried in Greyfriars' Churchyard. He marr. 
2nd June 1780, Janet (died 19th Jan. 1789), 
daugh. of Matthew Stewart, D.D. , Professor 
of Mathematics in the Univ. of Edinburgh, 
and had issue — Margery, born 9th April 
1781,died 29th Jan. 1805 ; Patrick, physician, 
Exeter, born 21st May 1782 ; Margaret, 
born 18th Oct. 1783 (marr. 10th April 1815, 
Major James Miller, 74th Foot, who died 
4th June following, of wounds received at 
the Battle of Toulouse) ; William, Colonel 



in the army, born 20th June 1785 ; 
Matthew, merchant, Liverpool, born 27th 
Jan. 1787, died 14th March 1833. Publica- 
tion—Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, vi.). 

JOHN FRAZER, born Rothesay, 1778, 
181g second son of Daniel F., merchant ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh min. of a Presby- 
terian Congregation at Monkwearmouth 
30th May 1816; pres. by John, Marquess 
of Bute, in March, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 13th May 1819 ; died unmarr. 
20th Nov. 1829. 

V NINIAN BANNATYNE, born 27th Oct. 
1830 18 02, son °f Ninian B., shipowner, 
Rothesay ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1825) ; pres. by John, 
Marquess of Bute, 10th Feb., and ord. 16th 
Sept. 1830. Joined the Free Church in 1843; 
min. of the Free Church, Old Cumnock, 
1843-74; died unmarr. 20th Feb. 1874. 
Publications — Election no excuse for Man's 
Sloth or Sin, but rather a Motive to Holiness 
(1844) ; Account of the Parish (J\ T ew Stat. 
Ace, v.). 

JAMES MURRAY, born Langcoat, 
184 _ Eddleston, 1812, son of John M. 
and Jane Elliot ; educated at Eddle- 
ston School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. 
by Presb. of Peebles 26th July 1842 ; assis- 
tant at Roxburgh and Kirkconnel ; pres. by 
John, second Marquess of Bute ; ord. 17th 
Aug. 1843 ; died at Mentone, France, 30th 
Jan. 1875, and was buried at Old Cumnock. 
He marr. 11th June 1844, Isabella (died 
7th Nov. 1881), daugh. of Thomas White, 
Union Bank of Scotland, and had issue 
— John Elliot, banker, Paisley, born 10th 
Nov. 1845 ; Mary Ann, born 18th May 
1847, died 24th Sept. 1878 ; Thomas White, 
born 20th Dec. 1849, died 25th Aug. 
1867; William Henry, M.D., Galashiels, 
born 10th Aug. 1851, died 12th Jan. 1899 ; 
Elizabeth Fanny Moore, born 17th Nov. 
1853 (marr. Thomas Crosby, min. of Loch- 
rutton); Ellen, born 14th July 1856, died 
16th July 1870 ; Margaret Alice, born 15th 
April 1864, died 9th April 1876. Publica- 
tions — War in Prospect and War in 
Earnest (Edinburgh, 1855) ; Songs of the 



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CUMNOCK— NEW CUMNOCK 



Covenant Times [anon.] (Edinburgh, 1861) ; 
The Prophet's Mantle, being Scenes from, the 
Life of Elisha, the son of Shaphat (Edin- 
burgh, 1870). — [Modern Scottish Poets, iii., 
147.] 

JOHN SPENCE ROBERTSON, born 
.„,__ 1850, son of Edmund Robertson, 
schoolmaster, Kinnaird, and brother 
of Edmund, Lord Lochee ; educated at 
Kinnaird Parish School and Univ. of St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 
Oct. 1874; ord. 22nd July 1875. Marr. 
23rd April 1885, Catherine Forbes, daugh. 
of Robert Sharp, Blackford, Perthshire, 
and has issue — Edmund Downing, born 
1st Feb. 1887 ; Lillias Mabel, born 1st May 
1889 ; Robert Arnold Fitzjohn Spence, born 
20th Dec. 1892. 



NEW CUMNOCK. 

[This parish was disjoined from Cumnock 
by the Commissioners for the plantation of 
kirks on 11th July 1650. On 14th July 
1667, the Commissioners recalled this 
decision, and set aside the disjunction. On 
11th March 1691, however, they renewed 
the repealed decree of 1650, and confirmed 
the erection of the parish. The church of 
New Cumnock was rebuilt in 1832.] 

HUGH CRAUFURD, fourth son of 
Patrick C. of Auchenames and 
Jane Craufurd of Crosbie ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1648); adm. 
before 1653 ; deprived by Act of Parliament 
11th June, and Decreet of Privy Council 
1st Oct. 1662. He had sasine of the lands 
of Garrive July 1669. He became indulged 
min. at Riccarton in 1672, and afterwards 
held a charge in Ireland ; returned here 
at the Toleration ; idied May 1692, aged 
about 64. He marr. Eupham, daugh. of 
John Cunningham of Baidland, and widow 
of William Cunningham, min. of West 
Kilbride, and had issue — Hugh of Garrive ; 
John, apothecary, Paisley. — [Burke's Landed 
Gentry, 12th Ed., 452; Neio G. R. Sas., 
xxiii. ; Acts of Pari., viii. ; Nisbet's Her., 
ii. ; Bailiary of Cunningham Deeds, 23rd 
May 1685 ; G. R. Homings, 1st Oct. 1685.] 



1653 



JAMES GILCHRIST, called Oct. 1696 ; 
16g7 ord. 31st March 1697 ; trans, to 
Dunscore 14th May 1701. 

THOMAS HUNTER, licen. by Presb. 
1706 of Dunblane 31st March 1702 ; 
assistant at Sanquhar ; called 21st 
Feb. ; ord. 19th Dec. 1706 ; dem. in 1757 ; 
died 5th Jan. 1760, in his 100th year. He 
marr. (1) a lady whose name is unknown, 
and had issue — Joseph ; Isobel : (2) 20th 
March 1750, Jean Welsh, who died 28th 
Dec. 1780. 

JAMES YOUNG, son of Alexander Y., 
17 _ 8 cooper, Falkirk ; licen. by Presb. of 
Linlithgow ; called 29th Dec. 1757 ; 
ord. 3rd May 1758; died 1st Aug. 1795, 
aged 84. He marr. 4th Nov. 1762, Eliza- 
beth (died 3rd Dec. 1825), daugh. of Robert 
Hunter, min. of Kirkconnel, and had issue — 
James, born 13th Oct. 1763 ; Robert, born 
12th and died 30th Nov. 1764 ; Marjory, 
born 12th Aug. 1766 ; Marion (twin), born 
12th Aug. 1766, died 8th Sept. 1780; 
Robert, born 20th Jan. 1768 ; Janet, born 
20th March 1769 ; Elizabeth, born 5th Nov. 
1770; Margaret Crawford, born 21st Feb. 
1773 ; Alexander, born 5th March 1774 ; 
Elizabeth Penelope, born 21st Sept. 1775, 
died 18th Oct. 1781 ; Katherine, born 3rd 
Nov. 1776, died 30th May 1796; Mary, 
born 28th Feb. 1778; Patrick, born 6th 
June 1779. Publication — Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace. vi.). 

WILLIAM REID, a native of Annan ; 
ltjqe educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; pres. by Patrick, Earl of Dum- 
fries, 10th Dec. 1795 ; ord. 12th May 1796. 
He was interdicted by several heritors from 
cutting down grown trees on his glebe, but 
the interdict was recalled on appeal by the 
Court of Session 16th May 1799. He died 
28th Feb. 1829. He marr. 22nd Aug. 1796, 
Mary (died 19th Sept. 1848), daugh. of 
Richard Allan of North Bardowie. 



ROBERT CRAIG, M.A. ; pres. by John, 
Marquess of Bute, 31st March, and 
ord. 17th Sept. 1829 ; trans, to 
Rothesay 17th Sept. 1835. 



1829 



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NEW CUMNOCK— DA ILLY 



[PRESB. OF 



1835 



MATTHEW KIRKLAND, born 1799, 
eldest son of Matthew K., Car- 
munnock ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 7th 
May 1828 ; pres. by John, Marquess of 
Bute, 28th Sept., and ord. 10th Dec. 1835. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843; min. 
of New Cumnock Free Church, 1843-6 j 
died 27th July 1846. He marr. 12th Dec. 
1839, Ann (died 2nd Aug. 1872), eldest 
daugh. of John Smith, hosier, Glasgow, 
and had issue — Isabella, born 27th Feb. 
1841. Publication— Account of the Parish 
(Neiv Stat. Ace, v.). 

ROBERT ELLIOT MURRAY, born 
1843 L an g coat > Eddleston, 1814, son of 
John M. and Jane Elliot, and brother 
of James M., min. of Old Cumnock ; educ. 
at Eddleston School and Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Peebles 26th 
July 1842 ; pres. by John, second Marquess 
of Bute; ord. 10th Aug. 1843; died un- 
marr. 26th Nov. 1894. Publications— Two 
Chapters on Miracles (Edinburgh, 1863) ; 
The Scrijrtural Doctrine of Repentance unto 
Life (Glasgow) ; The Day-Spring from on 
High (Edinburgh, 1871; 2nd ed., 1881).— 
[Modern Scottish Poets, iii., 155.] 



1886 



JAMES MILLAR, born Shawlands, 10th 
April 1857, son of Archibald M. and 
Agnes Smith ; educated at Crossmy- 
loof, High School, and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1879), B.D. (1884); licen. by Presb. 
of Paisley in 1883 ; assistant at New Kil- 
patrick ; ord. (assistant and successor) 20th 
Oct. 1886 ; res. Dec. 1919. Marr. 8th July 
1887, Grace Underwood (died 9th Nov. 
1889), daugh. of Walter Kennedy, and has 
issue — Archibald Underwood, born 10th 
Nov. 1888 ; Grace Underwood Kennedy, 
born 30th Oct. 1889. Publications— Trans- 
lations of The Apostolic Age, by Weizsaeker 
(vol. i., London, 1894; vol. ii., 1895); of 
History of Dogma, by Harnack (vol. iii 
1896; vol. iv. (part), 1898; vol. v., 1899) 
of Long Ago, by Storm, 5 vols. (Glasgow) 
Articles in Hastings' Dictionary of the 
Bible; Murray's Illustrated Bible Diet 
International Bible Dictionary (Chicago). 



DAILLY, ok DALMAKERRAN. 

[The church of Dalmakerran belonged to 
the Abbey of Crossregal. It was dedicated 
to St Michael, but an older dedication was 
to St Kiaran. In the old churchyard of 
Dalmakerran stands a monument erected 
in 1886 to the memory of John Stevenson, 
tenant in Camregan, a Covenanter who 
fought at Bothwell Bridge, and has left a 
written account of his times. He died in 
1729. The main part of this parish is 
inland, its nearest point being almost two 
miles from the sea ; yet the island of Ailsa 
is included within the bounds of Dailly. 
There were four chapels in the parish, St 
Mary's in the Lady Glen, the chapel of 
Machrikil (Machar a Cille = the level place 
of the church), another at Altichapel (Allt 
an t-seipeail = th.Q stream of the chapel), 
and the fourth on the isle of Ailsa. In 
1766 the parish church was removed to 
New Dailly.] 

JOHN CUNYNGHAME, adm. to this 

157 parish in 1573, and " placit " 1st May 

1575, having also Girvan and Kirk- 

oswald in his charge ; trans, to Girvan 

in 1590. 

DAVID BARCLAY, adm. min. in 1590; 
1590 trans, to Maybole in 1599. 

JAMES INGLIS, brother of John I., 
1605 glover, Edinburgh ; M.A. (Edin- 
burgh, 29th July 1598) ; min. in 1605 ; 
was one of fifty-five who signed a Protesta- 
tion for the Liberties of the Kirk 27th June 
1617 ; was summoned before the Court of 
High Commission 28th March 1620, but ex- 
cused on account of infirmity, and when 
threatened to be silenced and banished by 
James, Archbishop of Glasgow, about the 
same time, for not conforming to the Articles 
of the Perth Assembly, he replied, " I sail 
be als readie by God's grace to suffer as ye 
sail be to persecute, and one day will make 
manifest whether ye doe weill or not." He 
died before 22nd May 1640. He marr. 
Dorothy Stewart, widow of Thomas Kennedy 
of Drummurchie. — [Beg. Sec. Sig. ; Calder- 
wood's Hist., vii , 256, 427, 436 ; Inq. Ret. 
Ayr, 351, 375 ; Ayr Sas., ii., 136 ; Reg. of 
Deeds, dxxviii., 27.] 



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29 



JAMES INGLIS, son of Nathan I., min. 
of Craigie; M.A. (Edinburgh, 25th 
July 1629) ; pres. by Charles I. 30th 
Aug. 1641 ; he took part with the Resolu- 
tioners ; died Jan. 1659, aged about 50. 
He marr. Bethia Burns, who survived him, 
and had issue — James ; Hew ; Thomas ; 
John ; Anna ; Marie. — [Beg. Sec. Sig. ; 
Glasg. Tests. ; Baillie's Lett. ; G. R. Inhib., 
12th Sept. 1670 ; Reg. of Deeds, 10th July 
1663.] 



1660 



ANDREW MILLAR, M.A. ; adm. in 
1660 ; deprived by Act of Parlia- 
ment 11th June, and Decreet of 

Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662; still min. 

17th Dec. 1663; was fined 4000 merks for 

baptizing the child of a neighbouring min. 

but got the penalty reduced to one half. 

He was indulged at Neilston in 1672. 

THOMAS SKINNER, M.A. (St 
Andrews 1650) ; was on the Exercise 
15th June 1654; dep. for immorality; 
reponed 28th Jan. 1658 ; became school- 
master of Brechin 5th July 1658 ; adm. to 
Careston after 9th April 1663 ; pres. by 
Alexander, Archbishop of Glasgow, jure 
devoluto 26th June, and inst. 5th July 
1665 ; deserted his charge at the Revolu- 
tion ; died 1694. He marr. Isobel Erskine, 
and had issue — Thomas ; Catherine. — [Inq. 
Ret. Gen., 5330 ; Rule's Sec. Vindication ; 
Brechin Sess. Reg. ; G. R. Homings, 22nd 
Aug. 1688.] 

PATRICK CRAUFURD, brother of 
John C. of Garrive ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (11th 
Feb. 1681) ; licen. by Presb. of Irvine 12th 
March 1689 ; called 7th July and ord. 11th 
Nov. 1691 ; died June 1710, aged about 
49. He marr. Janet Shaw, who survived 
him, and had issue — Janet, born 1694. — 
[Inq. Reg. de Tut., 1178; Glasg. Tests.; 
Wodrow's Anal, and Corresp.] 

WILLIAM STEEL, educated at Univ. 
1711 of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Hamilton 30th Dec. 1707; called 
9th Aug. 1710; ord. 17th Jan. 1711; died 
1st June 1723, aged 43. He marr. Margaret 
Barclay, who died 11th May 1763, and had 



issue — David, cabinetmaker, Westminster ; 
Isobel ; Bethia ; John ; William ; Matthew, 
weaver, Kilwinning. — [Tombst.] 

WILLIAM PATON, born 1696, second 
1724 son °^ R°b ert P-5 niin. of Dumfries ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(3rd May 1714); licen. by Presb. of Dal- 
keith 4th May 1718; called 2nd Jan. and 
ord. 9th July 1724; died 18th June 1755. 
He marr. (1) 20th Nov. 1727, Margaret, 
daugh. of David Kennedy of Kirkmichael, 
and had issue — Montgomerie, born 31st 
March 1729 ; Robert, born 21st Sept. 1730; 
Jean, born 16th Dec. 1731 ; David, born 
2nd July 1733 : (2) 12th March 1734, Janet 
Kennedy, who died 3rd Nov. 1786, and had 
issue — Alexander, born 23rd Sept. 1735; 
Margaret, born 6th June 1737 (marr. 7th 
Dec. 1760, Mark Stark, merchant, Glasgow); 
Sarah, born 10th Nov. 1738 ; Jean, born 
17th June 1740 ; Janet, born 5th June 1742 ; 
James, born 30th Aug. 1743 ; Janet, born 
2nd May 1745, died 25th Jan. 1746; 
Elizabeth, born 28th July 1747; William, 
born 15th June and died 1st Oct. 1750. 



1756 



THOMAS THOMSON, born 1730, sixth 
son of Thomas T.. min. of Auchter- 
muchty ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; tutor in the family of Sir 
James Fergusson of Kilkerran ; licen. by 
Presb. of Ayr 28th March 1753 ; called 8th 
Jan. and ord. 3rd June 1756 ; died 19th Feb. 
1799. He marr. 10th Jan. 1759, Margaret 
(died 6th Dec. l760),-daugh. of Sir Alexander 
Hope of Carse, Bart., and had issue — 
Margaret Hope, born 14th Nov. 1759 (marr. 
her cousin James Thomson, min. of Preston- 
kirk) ; Thomas, born 3rd Nov. 1760, died 
14th Jan. 1763 : (2) 5th Jan. 1768, Mary 
(died at Edinburgh, 21st Jan. 1822, aged 
76), daugh. of Francis Hay in Lochside, 

and widow of Lockhart, and had 

issue — Thomas, advocate, Deputy Clerk 
Register, and an eminent legal antiquary, 
born 10th Nov. 1768. died 2nd Oct. 1852 ; 
Francis, born 10th Feb. 1770; Christian, 
born 6th Sept. 1771 (marr. 25th Aug. 1794, 
William Hay, farmer, Mains of Dundonald, 
whom she divorced in 1799); Mary, born 25th 
May 1773 ; Agnes, born 10th Feb. and died 
12th June 1775 ; Adam, accountant, Edin- 



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DAILLY 



[PKESB. OF 



burgh, born 28th Oct. 1776 ; John, min. of 
Duddingston ; Helen, born 25th Sept. 1781 
(marr. 9th Aug. 1811, James Pillans, LL.D., 
Professor of Humanity, Univ. of Edinburgh), 
died 5th Aug. 1840. Publication — Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, x.). — 
[MS. Genealogy of the Family; Laing's 
Account ; Innes's Memoir of Thomas Thom- 
son ; Baird's John Thomson of Duddingston, 
158 ; Napier's John Thomson of Dtcdding- 
ston, 395.] 

JOHN THOMSON, youngest son of 
laoo P rece ding '} pres. by George III. 23rd 
July 1799; ord. 24th April 1800; 
trans, to Duddingston 14th Nov. 1805. 

CHARLES CUNNINGHAM, licen. by 
1806 Presb. of Edinburgh 25th Nov. 1795 ; 
ord. 3rd May 1798 to Lundie and 
Foulis ; pres. by George III. 10th Dec. 
1805 ; trans, and adm. 8th May 1806 ; died 
10th Aug. 1815. He marr. 4th Dec. 1799, 
Maxwell (died 22nd Aug. 1846), daugh. of 
James Finnan, min. of Kirkpatrick-Iron- 
gray, and had issue — Duncan, born 1st 
Nov. 1800 ; James John, staff surgeon, 
born 30th July 1803, died at Bombay 
9th Jan. 1843 ; "William, born 2nd Jan. 
1805, died 2nd April 1805 ; Maria Lucia, 
born 7th March 1807 ; Hew, ensign 6th 
Madras Cavalry, born 19th Oct. 1810, died 
at Bombay, 16th March 1833; Charles, 
assistant surgeon, born 10th Aug. 1813, 
died at Bombay, 29th Aug. 1841. 

ALEXANDER HILL, D.D. ; trans. 
1816 ^ r0m Colmonell ; pres. by Presb. 
jure devoluto 14th Feb., and adm. 
27th June 1816 ; dem. 12th Nov. 1840, on 
appointment as Professor of Divinity in 
Univ. of Glasgow (q.v.). 

WILLIAM CHALMERS, born Malacca, 
12th April 1812, son of William C, 
M.A., M.D., H.E.I.C.S., and Eliza- 
beth Margaret Pungel, daugh. of the Dutch 
Governor of Malacca ; educated at Univs. 
of Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (Aberdeen 1829); licen. by Presb. 
of Dunfermline 29th April 1835; ord. 
(assistant and successor) at Aberdour 5th 
Aug. 1836 ; trans, and adm. 15th July 



1841. Joined the Free Church in 1843; 
min. of Free Church, Dailly, 1843-5 ; of 
Marylebone Presbyterian Church, London, 
1845-68; D.D. (Aberdeen, April 1867); 
Professor of Apologetics, Dogmatic The- 
ology, and Church History in Theological 
College of English Presbyterian Church, 
1868-80 ; Principal of that College, 1880-8 ; 
died 5th Nov. 1894. He marr. 10th March 

1842, Emily (died 20th Jan. 1908), daugh. 
of William Bryce, D.D., min. of Aberdour, 
and had issue — William Bryce, London, 
born 27th Jan. 1843; Alexander, Watford, 
Herts. Publications — Sermon on the Death 
of Sir Alexander Gibson Carmichael, Bart. 
(London, 1850) ; The Power of the Civil 
Magistrate ; The Church Question ; The 
Blade and the Ear (London, 1862). 

DAVID STRONG, born 1803, eldest son 
1843 °* David S., accountant, Glasgow ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow 3rd Oct. 1832; ord. 
to Second Charge, Kilmarnock, 29th Aug. 
1833 ; trans, to First Charge, Kilmarnock, 
2nd Sept. 1841 ; trans, and adm. 21st Sept. 
1843 ; died 29th Jan. 1855. He marr. 25th 
Dec. 1839, Margaret Paterson (died 22nd 
March 1869), daugh. of John Roxburgh, 
min. of Kilmaurs, and had issue — David, 
D.D., min. of Hillhead, born 20th Oct. 
1840 ; John Roxburgh, accountant, Glasgow, 
born 10th Feb. 1842, died 1st Nov. 1899 ; 
Robert, born 7th Sept. and died 12th Oct. 
1843 ; Charles, D.D., min. of Scots Church, 
Melbourne, born 26th Sept. 1844 ; William 
Robertson, C.A., Brisbane, born 19th June 
1851, died 29th Sept. 1912. Publication- 
Certain Portions of the Account of the 
Parish {New Stat. Ace, v.). 

CORNELIUS GIFFEN, pres. by Queen 
1855 Victoria ; adm. 13th Sept. 1855 ; 
trans, to Trinity parish, Edinburgh, 
13th May 1869. 

GEORGE TURNBULL, born 15th Jan. 
1834, second son of John T., Bar- 
linnie, Glasgow, and Ann Todd 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1854) 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 24th June 1858 
ord. to Pollokshaws 1st Dec. 1859 ; pres. by 
Queen Victoria ; trans, and adm. 23rd Sept. 



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1869 ; D.D. (Glasgow 1902) ; died 5tli April 
1908. He marr. 9th July 1874, Elizabeth 
Steel, daugh. of William Colledge, and had 
issue — Elizabeth Ann, born 31st Aug. 
1875 ; John, solicitor, Glasgow, born 4th 
Jan. 1877 ; Janet Colledge, born 19th Oct. 
1879 ; Mary Georgina, born 3rd Dec. 1881 
(marr. Charles Goodall, min. of this parish) ; 
William Colledge, born 10th April 1883, died 
20th May 1884. Publication — Sermon on 
the Occasion of the Death of the Rev. James 
C. Bryce (Edinburgh, 1870); A South Ayr- 
shire Parish [edited by John Torrance, 
B.D., U.F. Church, Dailly] (Ayr, 1908). 

CHARLES GOODALL, born 10th Jan. 
1880, son of Charles G., min. of 
Barr; educated at Fettes College 
and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1902), B.D. 
(1905) ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 1907 ; 
assistant at St Giles and St Mary's, Edin- 
burgh ; ord. 9th Sept. 1908. Marr. 3rd 
June 1914, Mary Georgina, daugh. of George 
Turnbull, D.D., min. of this parish, and has 
issue — Elizabeth Margaret, born 4th Sept. 
1915 ; Jean Patricia Bell, born 9th Feb. 1917. 



DALMELLINGTON. 

[The vicarage of Dalmellington was a 
prebend of the Chapel Royal of Stirling. 
A yearly Lammas Fair was held at Dal- 
mellington on 1st Aug. The Parish Church 
was rebuilt in 1846. There are mission 
chapels within the bounds at Lethanhill 
and Waterside.] 

RANKEN DAVIDSON, min. of 
156g Galston ; pres. to the vicarage by 
James VI. 23rd Aug. 1569. 

JOHN MAKCONNELL, reader, Nov. 

1571 1571. 

DAVID CATHCART, pres. to the 

1572 vicarage by James VI. 20th Sept. 
1572 ; continued reader 1580. — [Beg. 

Assig.] 

JAMES DAVIDSON, entered exhorter 
1574 at Coylton at Candlemas 1570. In 
1574 Dalrymple and Coylton were 
also in his charge. — [Beg. Min.] 



MATTHEW WYLIE, adm. in 1578; 
1578 P res - to Coylton by James VI. 3rd 
. May 1581 ; trans, to Dalrymple in 
1590. 

JOHN M'QUORNE, M.A. ; adm. in 
1591 1591 ; trans, to Maybole in 1595. 

WILLIAM WALLACE, M.A.; adm. in 
1595 1595; trans, to Coylton in 1598. 

JOHN ANDERSON, adm. 1599; still 
1599 min. in 1601. — [Beg. Assig.] 

GAVIN STEWART, M.A. (Glasgow 
1621 1612); licentiate there 11th Dec. 1616; 
min. in 1621 ; pres. by Charles I. 
2nd April 1635 ; dep. in 1639 for declining 
the jurisdiction of the General Assembly, 
etc., and debarred from raising any civil 
action. He retired to Glasgow, and died 
in Nov. 1646, aged about 55. He marr. 
Rachel Sharpe, who survived him, and 
had issue — William, apprenticed to David 
Murray, merchant, Edinburgh, 8th Sept. 
1641 ; James ; Robert ; Jean ; Margaret. — 
[Ayr Sess. Beg. ; Glasg. Bapts. ; Glasg. 
Tests. ; Beg. Sec. Sig. ; Inq. Bet. Gen., 3525 ; 
Nicoll's Diary.] 

JOHN M'SCHELE, held the office of 
1641 reader in 1641. 



1641 



1648 



JAMES NAISMYTH, M.A. ; pres. by 
Charles I. 1st Oct. 1641 ; app. to 
attend Lord Montgomerie's regi- 
ment Jan. 1645 ; trans, to Second Charge, 
Hamilton, 23rd Nov. 1645. 

ALEXANDER STEVENSON, pres. by 
Charles I. 26th Feb., adm. 15th 
March 1648, coll. and inst. soon 
after ; not conforming to Episcopacy he 
was confined to the parish and probably 
deposed by Diocesan Synod. He is called 
min. here on 27th Feb. 1677, having prob- 
ably been indulged by the Privy Council ; 
deprived in 1684 ; he was restored in 1687. 

ALEXANDER LAING, M.A.; adm. 
about 1680; trans, to Stewarton 



1680 



before 4th Oct. 1685. 



JOHN M'QUORN [MACCORN], adm. 
before 22nd March 1686; deserted 
his charge and was deprived by the 
Privy Council 17th Sept. 1689, for neither 



1686 



32 



DALMELLINGTON 



[PRESB. OF 



reading the Proclamation of the Estates 
nor praying for William and Mary, and 
absenting himself from his church for 
two years.— [Peterkin's Constitution of the 
Church.] 
ALEXANDER STEVENSON, above- 
mentioned ; returned under the 
1687 Toleration and was present at first 
meeting of Presb. 3rd Aug. 1687 ; restored 
by \ct of Parliament 25th April 1690; 
died after 12th Sept. 1694. He marr. Jean 
Lindsay, and had issue— Alexander, W.S. ; 
James, physician, Ayr ; a son, a doctor in 
Edinburgh.— Lfoflr. See. Sig. ; Glasg. Tests. ; 
G. B. Inhib., 17th Feb. 1675.] 
JAMES AIRMAN, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
3rd July 1693); licen. by Presb. 
1699 of Stranraer ; called in March, and 
ord. 9th Aug. 1699; died unmarr. after 
22nd Oct. 1707, aged about 35. 
JOHN M'DERMEIT, called 20th May, 
and ord. 22nd Sept. 1708 ; trans, to 
1708 Second Charge, Ayr, 20th June 1716. 
WILLIAM COATES, educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 
1717 lgt Dec 1714; called 28th March, 
and ord. 21st Aug. 1717 ; dem. 1st Aug. 
1755 ; died 6th Feb. 1757. He marr. 12th 
July 1723, Elizabeth (died 28th June 1762), 
daugh. of Andrew Taite, min. of Car- 
munnock. 
JOHN CUNNINGHAME, called 19th 
Aug., and ord. 21st Oct. 1756 ; trans. 
1756 to Monkton and Prestwick 1st July 
1762. 

DUNCAN M'MYNE, son of the school- 
master of the parish ; licen. by Presb. 
1763 of Ayr 29th Dec. 1762 ; called 14th 
July, and ord. 15th Sept. 1763 ; died unmarr. 
14th Nov. 1799, aged 60. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, vi.). 

GILBERT M'lLVEEN, second son of 
William M., farmer, Barr ; educated 
1800 at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by 
Presb. of Lorn 2nd April 1793 ; pres. by 
George III. 31st Jan., and ord. 7th Aug. 
1800 ; died 22nd Aug. 1832. He marr. 20th 
Oct. 1802, Alexandrina Johnston, who died 
js.p. 17th Jan. 1840. 



ROBERT HOUSTON, M.A. ; pres. by 
William IV. 24th Nov. 1832; ord. 
1833 25th April 1833 ; trans, to Gorbals, 
Glasgow, 16th April 1844. 

WILLIAM GILCHRIST, born 1800, 
eldest son of Alexander G., collector, 
1844 Glasgow; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (1821); app. chaplain to 
Glasgow Prison in 1840, and Governor of 
House of Refuge in 1841 ; pres. by Queen 
Victoria; ord. 19th Sept. 1844; died 2nd 
Dec. 1856. He marr. 6th Dec. 1841, Mar- 
garet Peat, who died s.p. 21st Aug. 1894. 

DAVID STIRLING, pres. by Queen 
Victoria ; ord. 14th May 1857 ; trans. 
1857 to Craigie 3rd Nov. 1859. 

GEORGE GREEN GILLAN, trans, 
from Inverteil; pres. by Queen 
1859 Victoria; adm. 15th Dec. 1859; 
res. 25th Oct. 1865, on appointment to 
Indian chaplaincy; [afterwards min. of 
Carmunnock]. 

THOMAS WALKER, B.A. ; pres. by 
Queen Victoria ; adm. 1st Feb. 1866 ; 
1866 trans, to Dairy, Galloway, 26th 
Feb. 1880. 

GEORGE SMITH HENDRIE, born 
Galston, 18th Sept. 1853, son of 
1880 John H. and Catherine Smith; 
educated at Galston School, Kilmarnock 
Academy, Park School, Glasgow, and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; M.A. (1875) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Ayr 1st May 1878 ; assistant at St 
Andrews, Edinburgh ; ord. 22nd July 1880. 
Marr. 15th June 1881, Catherine Girvan 
(died 3rd April 1890), eldest daugh. of John 
Gairdner White, Union Bank, Leith, and 
has issue— Mora Girvan, born 25th April 
1882 (marr. 3rd April 1918, David Ernest 
Ker, captain Scottish Rifles); Catherine 
Smith, born 22nd Aug. 1884 (marr. 11th 
June 1912, John Lamb, min. of Fyvie) ; 
John Gairdner White, lieut. Ayrshire 
R.H.A.(T.), born 3rd Feb. 1888. Publica- 
tions— The Parish of Dalmellington (Dal- 
mellington, 1889) ; edited reprint of Poems 
and Songs of Robert Hettrick, 1823 (Dal- 
mellington, 1898); edited Poems by William 
G. Hendrie (Paisley, 1899). 



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WATERSIDE CHAPEL. 

WALTER STRANG, MA.; app. in 
1896; res. in 1900; ord. min. of 
Abbey St Bathans 27th Sept. 1902. 



1896 



JOHN DALZIEL DYKES, app. in 
1900 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 



1900 



to Unst 6th June 1902. 



JAMES DALGETY, app. in 1902 ; ord. 
1902 to Glenprosen 19th Sept. 1907. 

JOHN MACKINTOSH, M.A., formerly 
7 of Amulree ; app. in 1907 ; trans, to 
Port Dundas, Glasgow, 24th June 
1912. 

WILLIAM EADIE, ord. 27th April 

1912 1912 » ac * m - assistant at Skipness 
19th Oct. 1914 ; [min. of Cumlodden 
in 1917]. 

JOHN CADENHEAD, born Aberdeen, 
6th Aug. 1865, son of Colonel James 
C, Aberdeen, and Annie Cadenhead ; 
educated at Walker's Academy, privately, 
and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1888) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen in 1892 ; 
assistant at Twatt, Shetland, in 1899, and 
Fraserburgh in 1903 ; ord. 30th Jan. 1915. 



DALRYMPLE. 

[The church of Dalrymple was a prebend 
of the Chapel Royal of Stirling. The 
parish church was rebuilt in 1764 and 
1849.] 

GEORGE FEANE, reader from Nov. 
1570 1570 to 1580. 

JAMES DAVIDSON, exhorter at Dab 
1574 me lti n gton ; was in charge here in 
1574. 

MATTHEW WYLIE, reader at Cathcart, 
1590 1574 " 6 ; P re s- to Coylton by James 
VI. 3rd May 1581 ; trans, from Dal- 
mellington, Coylton being still in his 
charge in 1590; still min. 15th March 
1618.— [Reg. Assig. ; Ayr Sess. Reg.'] 

VOL. III. 



ROBERT SPREULE on the Exercise 
1621 at Glasgow, 26th Nov. 1617; ord. 
and adm. at Glasgow 14th June 
1621 ; was Presb. clerk ; took part with 
the Resolutioners, and died April 1660. 
He marr. Janet Shaw, who survived him, 
and had issue — Agnes (marr. Andrew Millar, 
min. of Girvan). — [Glasg. Tests. ; Nisbet's 
Her., ii., App., 25 ; Baillie's Lett.] 



1664 



ROBERT KENNEDY was min. here in 
1664 and obtained a decree against 
certain persons for his salary for 
preaching within this parish preceding Aug. 
that year. He marr. Margaret Kennedy. — 
[Glasg. Comm. Decreets.] 

^ JOHN BOGLE, pres. Aug. 1664 ; trans. 
1664 to Dundonald about 1682. 



1683 



GEORGE REID, adm. after 1683. He 
granted a mortis causa disposition to 
John Reid of Smiddiehill on 7th 
Feb. 1690, for behoof of his own children — 
Margaret, James, and George. — [Ayr Sheriff- 
Court Boohs, 5th July 1692.] 

JAMES GILCHRIST, schoolmaster, 
1694 Strathaven; called Aug. 1693; ord. 
9th Jan. 1694; died between 29th 
April and 13th May 1696. 

JAMES LAURIE, son of James L., min. 
1699 °^ Stoneykirk ; studied theology at 
the Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. bv 
Presb. of Glasgow 15th Nov. 1698 ; called 
2nd July, and ord. 20th Sept. 1699; died 
Feb. 1726. He purchased the lands of Skel- 
doun, and had issue — James of Skeldoun 
and Redcastle ; Margaret of Redcastle 
(marr. (1) Andrew Sloan, writer, Ayr, 

who assumed name of Laurie ; 

(marr. Captain Mackie, master mariner, 
Ayr) ; Sarah (marr. William Kennedy of 
Waterside). — [Wodrow's Anal., iii., 275.] 

JOHN ADAMS, MA. ; called 8th Sept. 
1726 ; ord. 15th Feb. 1727 ; trans, to 



1727 



Falkirk 30th May 1744. 



SAMUEL WALKER, M.A. (Edinburgh, 

1745 3rd ^ el °' 1743 ^ licen - b y Presb. of 
Edinburgh 30th Nov. 1743; pres. 
by George II. 21st July 1744 ; ord. 1st Aug. 
1745 ; died unmarr. 10th Feb. 1754. 



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DALRYMPLE— DUNDONALD 



[PRESB. OF 



EBENEZER WALKER, brother of pre- 
1754 ce d m S ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; pres. by George II. 24th May, 
and ord. 3rd Oct. 1754 ; died 30th Nov. 
1797, aged 71. He marr. 26th May 1755, 
May Donaldson, who died at Ayr, 12th 
May 1805, and had issue — James, born 15th 
March 1756; Elizabeth, born 17th Dec. 
1757, died 13th March 1792; Ebenezer, 
born 28th Feb. 1760, died 6th Oct. 1762; 
Samuel, born 15th Sept. 1763 ; Jean, born 
31st Oct. 1766 (marr. William M'Cosh, 
merchant, Ayr); Ann, born 13th June 
1770. Publication — Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, iv.).— [Tombst.] 

ROBERT STEVEN, perhaps third son of 
179 _ John S., Glasgow ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Stranraer 4th Feb. 1784 ; assistant at 
Auchinleck ; ord. to Catrine Chapel-of- 
Ease 12th Sept. 1792 ; pres. by George 
III. 5th Jan., trans, and adm. 31st May 
1798 ; died 25th July 1828. He marr. 14th 
April 1794, Annabella Earle, who died s.p. 
30th Aug. 1829. Publication— Account of 
Catrine (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xx.). 

ROBERT WALLACE, born Edinburgh, 

1829 1>799 ' son °^ ^°^ n Wallace, painter, 
Dunkeld, and Charlotte, daugh. of 
Robert Dick of Tullymet; educated at 
Dunkeld School, George Heriot's Hospital, 
and Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. 
of Ayr 8th Oct. 1823 ; pres. by George IV. 
6th Aug. 1828 ; ord. 19th Feb. 1829 ; died 
5th July 1876. He marr. (1) 12th April 1830, 
Elizabeth M'Carty, London, who died 12th 
March 1849, and had issue — Alexander 
Hunter, born 17th May 1831, died 23rd 
March 1840 ; Anne Wilson, born 31st Oct. 
1833 (marr. 21st April 1857, James, younger 
son of James Steel of Courthorn, Galston), 
died 18th Feb. 1890; John, min. of this 
parish ; Robert Daniel, born 19th Aug. 
1838, died 21st Aug. 1870 : (2) 5th April 
1852, Marion (died 25th Jan. 1902), daugh. 
of John Tennant of St Rollox, Glasgow, 
and had issue — Joanna, born 15th, and 
died 16th March 1853. Publication — 
Account of the Parish (]S T eiv Stat. Ace, v.). 



JOHN WALLACE, born 19th Dec. 1836, 
la __ son of preceding ; educated at Dal- 
rymple Parish School, Ayr Academy, 
and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. 
of Ayr May 1864 ; pres. by Queen Victoria, 
and ord. (assistant and successor) 7th Aug. 
1865; died 3rd April 1902. He marr. 21st 
Nov. 1865, Margaret (died 15th Dec. 1909), 
daugh. of Hugh Reid Strathern, Mossbog, 
Tarbolton, and Janet Manson, and had 
issue — Robert Daniel, solicitor, Ayr, born 
10th Jan. 1867, died 14th July 1908 ; Hugh 
Strathern, born 6th Dec. 1868, died 1st 
Nov. 1870 ; Janet Manson, born 2nd Aug., 
and died 18th Oct. 1870; Elizabeth 
M'Carty, born 19th Oct. 1871, died Jan. 
1907 ; John, min. of Second Charge, Paisley 
Abbey ; Marion Tennant, born 22nd July 
1875, died 7th Dec. 1891 ; Margaret Helen, 
born 15th June 1877 (marr. July 1902, 
Norman Gentles, Moosejaw, Saskatchewan, 
Canada); William, born 6th Aug. 1880; 
Ann Wilson Bonnar, born 16th July 1882 
(marr. 31st Oct. 1917, Lieut. O'Malley, 
S.A. Artillery) ; Charlotte M'Leod Camp- 
bell, born 20th Aug. 1884 (marr. 15th Dec. 
1914, George Meldrum, Minneapolis, 
U.S.A.) 

GEORGE ALLAN SEATH, born 10th 
lgo2 May 1872, son of Robert S. and 
Janet Allan ; educated at Dunferm- 
line High School and Univ. of St An- 
drews ; licen. by Presb. of Dunfermline in 
1896; assistant at St George's, Glasgow, 
and Sandyford ; ord. 10th Sept. 1902. 
Marr. 8th April 1903, Agnes Jane M'Cosh, 
daugh. of Major John Hammond, and has 
issue — Robert John Hammond, born 27th 
Aug. 1904 ; George Allan, born 28th June 
1907. 



DUNDONALD. 

[The church of Dundonald was dedicated 
to St Giles. It belonged to the Abbey of 
Paisley. There was a chapel in the parish 
at Crosbie. In 1651 the Presbytery of Ayr 
annexed the lands of Crosbie to the parish 
of Monkton. But in 1688 the lands thus 
conveyed were given back again to Dun- 
donald. There was a chapel of St Ninian 



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35 



1572 



near the Castle of Dundonald. At the 
Friars' Croft on the Water of Irvine, in 
this parish, the Carmelites had a small 
priory. It stood on the river bank opposite 
the Burgh of Irvine. Dundonald church 
was rebuilt in 1803.] 

^ROBERT BURN, reader from 1567 to 
1567 1572. 

GEORGE CAMPBELL, adm. at 
Lammas 1572, Riccarton also being 
in his charge till 1574 when it was ex- 
cluded, and Crosbie, Craigie, and Symington 
were added ; trans, to Cumnock 1 22nd May 
1576. 

DAVID MYLNE, reader at Kilwinning 
lg7 in 1574 ; adm. to Craigie in 1576, 
and trans, here that year, having 
that parish and Crosbie and Symington 
also in his charge ; pres. to the vicarage by 
James VI. before 7th June 1592 ; died June 

1617. He marr. Janet Campbell, who died 
Jan. 1618, when Robert Campbell, burgess 
of Ayr, was one of her executors. He left no 
issue, and David (sic) Mylne, goldsmith, his 
brother, was served heir to him, 14th Nov. 

1618. — [Reg. Assig. ; Exchequer Buik ; 
Glasg. Tests. ; Book of the Kirk ; Calder- 
wood's Hist., iv., 570; Inq. Bet. Ayr, 181 ; 
Robertson's C uniting hame.] 

ALEXANDER SIBBALD, brother of 
James S. of Rankeillour Over ; M.A. 
(St Andrews 1612) ; adm. in 1618 ; 

died Dec. 1624, aged about 32. He marr. 

Jean Wallace, who survived him, and had 

issue — an only son, George, died young. 

His younger brother William, min. in 

London, was served heir, 27th March 1630. 

— [Glasg. Tests. ; Inq. Bet. Gen., 1591 ; 

Beg. of Deeds, ccccxxx., 29th June 1630.] 

ROBERT RAMSAY, M.A; adm. in 
1625 1 ^ 25 > trans, to Blackfriars Parish, 
Glasgow, 13th Dec. 1640. 

GABRIEL MAXWELL, third son of 
John M. of Stanelie ; M.A. (Glasgow 
1634) ; adm. in 1642 ; was app. by 
the General Assembly Aug. 1647 to attend 
Lieut.-general Leslie's Regiment ; was 
engaged in opposition to the royal forces 
at Mauchline Moor June 1648, and joined 



the Protesting party in the Church. In 
1662 he was confined to his parish for non- 
conformity to Episcopacy. He participated 
in the Pentland Rising in 1666 and was 
ordered to be prosecuted, but was included 
in the general pardon, 1st Oct. 1667. His 
lands were forfeited 22nd Dec. 1671, but 
the forfeiture was rescinded by Parliament, 
4th July 1690. He marr. Lilias Cunyng- 
hame, who survived him, and had issue 
— Lilias. — [Jedburgh Presb. Beg. ; Acts of 
Pari., vi., ix.; Inq. Bet. Gen., 4HA4, ; Baillie's 
Lett. ; Wodrow's Hist., ii., 73, 196 ; Peter- 
kin's Becords ; Guthrie's Mem.] 

GEORGE WILSON, adm. min. of Kil- 
ellan before 31st Aug. 1665; trans, 
and adm. before 28th Jan. 1667. 

-[Glasg. Com. Bee] 

JOHN OSBURNE, formerly of Kirk- 
oswald ; had an indulgence here 
from Privy Council 3rd Sept. 1672 ; 
was in 1674 accused of keeping conventicles 
at Tarbolton. In Feb. 1683 the Privy 
Council gave him the choice of removing 
immediately from the kingdom, or binding 
himself to desist from holding conventicles 
under a penalty of 5000 merks. He chose 
the latter alternative ; returned to Kirk- 
oswald in 1687. 



1667 



1672 



1672 



JOHN HUTCHISON, formerly of 
Maybole ; had an indulgence here 
jointly with preceding min. from the 
Privy Council 3rd Sept. 1672; was fined 8th 
April 1673 for not keeping the anniversary 
of the Restoration. Complaints were made 
in 1674 of his baptizing children irregularly ; 
in Nov. 1681 he was cited to answer for 
various offences before the Privy Council ; 
was denounced fugitive, and had his in- 
dulgence revoked, 20th Dec. 1681 ; deprived 
of his license, and fined 5000 merks on 4th 
July 1682. He returned to Maybole in 
1687. 

^JOHN BOGLE, son of John B., burgess 
of Glasgow, and Barbara Cunning- 
ham ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 

M.A. (1661); pres. toDalrymple Aug. 1664; 

trans, here about 1682; outed in 1689; 

died between 2nd March 1708 and 15th 

Dec. 1715. He marr. Jean, sister of Robert 



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[PRESB. OF 



1688 



Kincaid, min. of Barnweil, and had issue — 
John, surgeon, Glasgow, died Jan. 1716 ; 
Agnes, born 15th Nov. 1681 (marr. 20th 
Dec. 1704, Thomas Buchanan, younger, 
of Ardoch), died 9th June 1720.— [Gray 
Buchanan Coll., Lyon Office.] 

, JAMES BOOG, licen. by Presb. of Ayr 
18th Oct. 1687 ; called unanimously 
in Nov., and ord. 29th March 1688 ; 
died between 9th Jan. and 26th June 1695. 
He marr. 4th Sept. 1690, Janet, daugh. of 
John Aitkenhead of Jaw, who survived him 
(marr. (2) Alexander Cunningham, min. of 
Dreghorn), and had issue — John ; James ; 
Euphame. — [Edin. Mar. Beg.} 

WILLIAM LINDSAY, second son of 
George L. of Blacksholm and Bal- 
Wharrage ; studied at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 16th 
July 1696; called 8th June 1697; ord. 
5th Jan. 1698; died Jan. 1715. He marr. 
Beatrix Clark, who survived him and 
marr. (2) 23rd April 1717, Thomas Craufurd 
of Craufurdsburn, and died s.p. 23rd Aug. 
1727. — [Lives of the Lindsays, i., 430 ; Ayr 
Sheriff-Coxirt Books, 14th Feb. 1715 ; Wod- 
row's Anal., iii., 437 ; Williamson's Old 
Cartsbtirn, 66.] 

JAMES COWAN, licen. by Presb. of 
Haddington 11th Jan. 1700; called 
30th May, and ord. 19th Sept. 1717; 
his demission "on account of inability or 
unfitness" was accepted 20th March 1723, 
and he got an allowance from the parish. 

JOSEPH CABNOCHAN, licen. by 
Presb. of Ayr 1st Nov. 1721 ; pres. 
by the "Manager for Dundonald" 

Sept. 1723 ; ord. 3rd Sept. 1724 ; still min. 

24th April 1728. 

HAMILTON KENNEDY, M.A. ; called 
26th June, and ord. 24th Sept. 1729 ; 
Xl trans, to Ballantrae 19th Aug. 1731. 

THOMAS WALKER, born 1704, 
youngest son of David W., min. of 
Temple ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; M.A. (26th March 1723) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dalkeith 6th June 1727 ; called 
12th April, and ord. 24th Aug. 1732 ; died 
15th Aug. 1780. He marr. Jean Robertson, 



1717 



1724 



1732 



1783 



who died 8th Nov. 1747, and had issue — 
David, born 11th July 1743; Robert, born 
24th June 1745 ; James, born 22nd March 
1747: (2) 2nd March 1749, Ann Shaw, 
who died 14th Oct. 1795, and had issue- 
Mary, born 9th and died 12th Dec. 1749 ; 
Mary, born 17th Dec. 1750, died 15th Feb. 
1754 ; Margaret, born 15th June 1752 (marr. 
William Grierson, min. of Glencairn) ; 
William, born 5th Nov. 1755, died 4th May 
1768; Archibald, born 21st Jan. 1758; 
Thomas, born 2nd Aug. 1 759 ; Josias, Pro- 
fessor of Humanity, Glasgow Univ., born 
8th July 1761, died 28th Aug. 1831. Publi- 
cations — Observations on the Letters pub- 
lished by the Rev. Mr Baine (Glasgow, 
1767) ; Vindication of the Discipline and 
Constitution of the Chtirch of Scotland 
(Edinburgh, 1774) ; Essays and Sermons 
on Doctrinal and Practical Subjects (Edin- 
burgh, 1782) ; Reasons for Excluding from 
Sealing Ordinances (Edinburgh, 1782 ; 
Irvine, 1835). 

ROBERT DUNCAN, born 1753, son of 
Robert D., Boston, U.S.A. ; entered 
the army, in which he became a 
sergeant ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Ayr 27th March 1776 ; 
assistant at Irvine ; pres. by Archibald, 
Earl of Eglinton, in April, and ord. 11th 
Sept. 1783; D.D. (Glasgow, Oct. 1806); 
died 14th April 1815. He was the " Duncan 
deep " of Burns's " The Twa Herds." He 
bore an extraordinary likeness to Charles 
James Fox. He marr. (1) 2nd Sept. 1782, 
Isobel Morrell, who died 2nd Aug. 1809 : 
(2) 30th April 1810, Mary (died 19th Oct. 
1843), daugh. of .Robert Wharrie, M.D., 
Pathhead, Lanark, and had issue — Robert, 
born 10th July 1812. Publications — Infi- 
delity the growing Evil of the Times, a 
sermon (Air, 1794) ; Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vi.). — [Wallace's 
Burns, i., 174 ; Scot. Hist. Revietv, xvi., 
98, 255.] 

JOHN MACLEOD, a native of Skye ; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1776) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen 16th April 1778; ord. by 
Presb. of Aberdeen ; adm. to Harris 10th 
April 1779 ; trans, to Kilmodan 16th April 



1816 



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37 



1806 ; trans, to Second Charge, Kilmarnock, 
23rd Nov. 1809; pres. by Lady Mary 
Montgomerie and Charles M. Burges 
[Lamb], her husband, 2nd Oct. 1815 ; adm. 
15th Feb. 1816; D.D. (Aberdeen, 18th 
May 1795) ; D.L., Inverness-shire, before 
1804; died 6th Feb. 1841, aged 84. He 
marr. (1) 8th June 1781, Janet Campbell, 
who died s.p. 13th Jan. 1821 : (2) Ann 
M'Donald, and had issue — Catherine, born 
1807; Donald, born 1809. Publications— 
Dep>endence on God, the best Security of 
Nations amidst the Perils of War, a sermon 
(Edinburgh, 1810) ; Account of Harris (Sin- 
clair's Stat. Ace, x.). As superintendent 
of the schools of the S.P.C.K. in Synod 
of Glenelg he gave a melancholy picture 
of the want of education in the Lewis 
(Bennet's Sermon). He also superintended 
the publication by the Highland Society 
of the Dictionarium Scoto - Celticum, or 
Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, 2 
vols. (Edinburgh, 1828).— [Maclean's Typo- 
graphia Scoto-Gadelica, 152.] 



1841 



ALEXANDER WILLISON, son of 
John W., farmer, Douglas, Lanark- 
shire ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Lanark 23rd Nov. 1831 ; 
pres. by Lady Mary Montgomerie ; ord. 
9th Sept. 1841 ; died 23rd Dec. 1865. He 
marr. 1st Nov. 1842, Eliza Macdonald, who 
died 22nd Sept. 1897, and had issue — 
John, writer, Glasgow, born 17th Aug. 
1843, died 18th April 1890; Archibald 
George, born 20th March 1845, died 26th 
Dec. 1859 ; Alexander Stewart, born 19th 
Dec. 1846, licen. by Presb. of Ayr 2nd May 
1870; Isabella Fanny, born 12th June 
1849; James, born 21st June 1853; Jane 
Eliza, born 29th April 1855, died 29th 
Dec. 1856. 

JOHN SIME, born 14th July 1837 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews 
1866 ord. to Kilwinning 20th Jan. 1864 
pres. by Archibald William, Earl of Eglinton 
trans, and adm. 17th May 1866 ; died 15th 
Aug. 1904. He marr. 12th March 1867, 
Christian (died 25th June 1900), daugh. of 
John Wylie, D.D., min. of Carluke, and had 
issue — William Northcote, M.D., Dollar, 
born 8th Oct. 1868 ; John Francis Vere, 



1902 



born 6th June 1871, died 16th Jan. 1874 ; 
Caroline Frances, born 11th March 1875, 
died 11th Aug. 1877 ; Richard Edward, 
born 17th Oct. 1879, died 16th May 1885. 

JAMES HOGG GILLESPIE, born 
Glasgow, 7th June 1867, son of 
Andrew G. and Barbara Hogg ; 
educated at Dennistoun Academy and 
Univ. of Glasgow; MA. (1892), B.D. 
(1895) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 
1895; assistant at Largs and Dundonald ; 
ord. (assistant and successor) 20th Feb. 
1902. Marr. 9th April 1902, Mary, daugh. 
of Allan Muir, and has issue — Marjorie, 
born 4th May 1904 ; Katherine Barbour, 
born 13th Jan. 1906; Mary Muir, born 
29th Aug. 1908 ; Elspeth Taylor, born 29th 
Jan. 1911 ; Alison Drysdale, born 4th Jan. 
1914. 



CROSBIE, or CORSBIE CHAPEL. 

[A chapel belonging to Dundonald Parish, 
disjoined by Presb. in 1651 and annexed 
to Monkton and Prestwick, but again 
restored to Dundonald in 1688.] 

ADAM WALLACE, exhorter in 
1567 1567. 



FISHERTON (Q.S.). 

[Mission services were begun here about 
1820. In 1842, a constitution was granted 
to the chapel and a district assigned to it. 
The parish of Fisherton was disjoined from 
Maybole, 16th July 1862.] 

ADAM HALL, ord. 7th March 1842; 
1842 trans, to Cromarty 26th Sept. 1843. 

JAMES LAIDLAW, adm. 26th Dec. 
1844 1844 J trans, to Wanlockhead 26th 

May 1848. 
^JOHN BLAIR, born 1795, second son 
of John B., Secession min. at Col- 
monell; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; ord. Antiburgher (afterwards U.P.) 
min. at Drymen 16th July 1822 ; res. 14th 
March 1848. Joined the Church of Scot- 
land, and adm. here 7th June 1849 ; first 
min. of the parish in 1862 ; died 2nd Oct. 
1872. 



1849 



38 



FISHERTON— FULLARTON 



[PRESB. OF 



WILLIAM MURDOCH, born Karse- 
1870 P ar k> 1842, son of James M. and 
Marion Galbraith ; educated at 
Coylton School, and Univs. of Edinburgh 
and Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 6th 
Nov. 1867 ; assistant at Dalmellington and 
Greyfriars, Dumfries ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 8th Sept. 1870; res. 17th May 
1909; died 17th Sept. 1912. He marr. 
26th June 1884, Sarah Davidson, daugh. 
of Crafurd M'Cracken, and had issue — 
Rhoda May, born 13th Sept. 1886; James 
Bruce, born 6th Oct. 1890; Hilda Blair, 
born 14th Sept. 1891 ; Ida Thomson, born 
15th April 1894; William Kennedy, born 
25th Aug. 1895. 

ROBERT DAVIDSON, born Montrose, 
13th Oct. 1877, son of James D. and 
Margaret Fenwick Maclaren ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Aberdeen ; MA. (1907) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen in 1908 ; 
assistant at Huntly ; ord. 20th Sept. 1909 ; 
trans, to Portobello 15th Nov. 1917. He 
marr. 2nd Dec. 1909, Alice, daugh. of James 
Gerard. 



1918 



JOHN AITKEN SPENCE, born Auch- 
inleck, 12th Nov. 1872, son of James 
S., min. of the Original Secession 
Church there, and Helen S. Morton ; 
educated at Ayr Academy and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
1901 ; assistant at St. Leonard's, Edinburgh, 
and Dunbarton ; ord. to Church of Scotland, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne, 30th June 1910 ; trans, 
and adm. 21st March 1918. Marr. 28th 
Feb. 1912, Margaret J., daugh. of William 
Mitchelhill, Whitley Bay, Northumberland, 
and has issue — James Mitchelhill, born 
30th Dec. 1912. 



FULLARTON (Q.S.). 

[The church, erected in 1836, was consti- 
tuted a Chapel-of-Ease and annexed to 
Presbytery of Irvine by General Assembly, 
29th May 1837. The parish was disjoined 
from Dundonald and erected by the Court 
of Teinds, 23rd Nov. 1874, and annexed 
to Presb. of Ayr.] 



DAVID WILSON, born Edinburgh, 
1837 1810; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; missionary in St Leonard's 
Parish, Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 30th July 1834 ; ord. 21st Dec. 
1837. Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; 
min. of Fullarton Free Church, 1843-81 ; 
died 8th March 1881. He marr. 28th 
June 1842, Jane, youngest daugh. of John 
Denniston, merchant, Greenock. 

JOHN GREENSHIELDS SCOULAR, 
trans, from Scots Church, Sunder- 
land, and adm. in 1845; trans, to 
Rothesay Chapel 7th Feb. 1850. 

JOHN PATTERSON, ord. to Ander- 
ston, Glasgow, 2nd May 1844 ; trans, 
and adm. 18th April 1850. 

ARCHIBALD FLEMING, BA. ; ord. 
27th Oct. 1854 ; trans, to St Paul's, 
Perth, 18th Dec. 1856. 

ALEXANDER MONTGOMERIE 
lg57 CRAWFURD, ord. 5th March 1857 ; 
trans, to Brownfield, Glasgow, 17 th 
March 1870. 

JOHN GRIGOR, ord. 1st Sept. 1870; 
1870 t- rans * to Lady Glenorchy's, Edin- 
burgh, 24th Sept. 1874. 

WILLIAM WORKMAN, ord. 28th Jan. 

1875 1875 ; first min. of the parish ; trans, 
to Second Charge, Montrose, 2nd 

Dec. 1875. 

JOSEPH THOMSON PATON, born 

1876 * 85( ^ > ^ cen - by Presb. of Irvine 
12th Jan. 1875; ord. 10th May 1876; 

res. 18th Dec. 1902 ; died 22nd Feb. 1909. 
He marr. 15th Sept. 1891, Margaret Charles 
Ward, and had issue — Jane Williamson 
Cameron, born 7th July 1892 ; Robert 
Tannahill, born 11th Feb. 1899. 

JOHN PATERSON, born Airdrie, 26th 
1903 ^ a y 18 ^ 4 > son °* Robert P. and Isa- 
bella Cleland ; educated at Victoria 
School, Airdrie, Hutchison's Grammar 
School, and Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. 
(1895), B.D. (1898); licen. by Presb. of 
Hamilton May 1898; assistant at South 
Church, Greenock ; ord. 15th April 1903. 



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39 



GALSTON. 

[The vicarage of Galston belonged to the 
Ministry of the Red Friars of Fail. Its 
church was dedicated to St Peter. An 
annual fair, formerly held on 29th June, is 
known as St Peter's Fair. In the parish 
there was a Chapel of St Mary. Galston 
Church was rebuilt in 1809.] 

JOHN BARRON, entered 1st May 1563; 
1563 trans, to Whitern 2nd Feb. 1567. 

RANKEN DAVIDSON, min. in 1568 ; 
1568 * rans ' t° Dalmellington in 1569. — 
[Beg. Mag. Sig., iv., 2541.] 

PETER PRIMROSE, min. of Mauch- 
1574 line ; had charge in 1574. 

ALEXANDER WALLACE, M.A. (Glas- 
1592 £ ow 158 ^) ; pres. to the vicarage by 
James VI. before 19th Jan. 1592 ; 
died April 1641, aged about 72. He signed 
the copy of the National Covenant which 
appears in Galston Kirk-Session Records. 
He marr. (1) Alison Stewart, apparently 
of the Galston family, widow of George 
Lockhart of Sempill, Galston : (2) Sibella 
Wallace, who died in 1643, and had issue — 
Barbara ; Jean ; Ann. — [Reg. Assig. ; Reg. 
Old Dec. ; Glasg. Tests. ; Ayr Sas. Sec. 
Reg., i., 16.] 

1628 THOMAS MUIR, reader in 1628. 

v ALEXANDER BLAIR, M.A. (St 
1648 Andrews 1638) ; " expectant " in 
Glasgow, and residing with the laird 
of Blair; adm. March 1643. In 1648, he 
was engaged in opposition to the royal 
army at Mauchline Moor, but had a remis- 
sion the following year from Parliament. 
He was imprisoned 28th May 1662 by 
Parliament. On 16th Sept. 1662, he was 
deprived by the Privy Council, for taking 
the Oath of Allegiance with explanations, 
and forbidden to carry on ministerial work. 
On 8th April 1669, he was charged before 
the Privy Council with keeping conven- 
ticles, etc. He had an indulgence on 9th 
Dec. 1669 ; was charged on 8th July 1673 



with failing to observe the anniversary of 
the Restoration. When a copy of the Royal 
Order which he had failed to obey was 
handed him, he said before the Council, 
" My Lord Chancellor, I cannot be so 
uncivil as to refuse a paper offered me by 
your Lordship, but I can receive no instruc- 
tions from you for regulating the exercise 
of my ministry, for if I should receive 
instructions from you, I should be your 
ambassador and not Christ's." He was 
again imprisoned in the Tolbooth. Being 
seized with illness, he was released on 
caution 4th Dec. 1673, and died Jan. 1674, 
aged about 56. He left 200 merks to the 
kirk-session for pious and charitable uses. 
He marr. Helen Farquhar, and had issue — 
James, his heir ; Margaret ; and others. — 
[Wodrow's Hist., i. 296, ii. 216, 217, 222 ; 
Baillie's Lett. ; Acts of Pari., vi. ; Ayr Sas., 
ii., 221 ; Glasg. Tests. ; Law's Mem.] 

ADAM ALASOUN [ALISON] of Dun- 
1672 J ape ' M *^ - (Edinburgh, 28th July 
1648) ; min. of Balmaghie in 1659 ; 
deprived 11th June 1662; had an indulg- 
ence here with the preceding, from the 
Privy Council 3rd Sept. 1672, but his name 
does not appear on the Register until 1674 ; 
died Oct. 1680, aged about 52. He marr. 
Marion (died Dec. 1680), daugh. of William 
Gordon of Carlton, sister and ultimately 
heiress of James G. of Carlton, she 
survived him, and had issue — Gabriel of 
Dunjape; Adam. — [Wodrow's Hist., ii., 
204 ; Glasg. Tests. ; Acts, and Dec, Dal., 
9th July 1696.] 

ROBERT SYMSON, born Aberdeen, 
1681 brother of William S., and nephew 
of Patrick Forbes ; educated at 
King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1670) ; 
coll. 17th Sept. 1681. He was outed in 
1689, and retired to Edinburgh ; died 27th 
April 1710, aged about 60. He marr. Mar- 
garet Crichton, and had issue — Patrick ; 
Sarah ; William, buried 15th Sept. 1691 ; 
a child, buried 9th May 1697 ; a child, 
buried 1st June 1699. — [Mauchline Sess. 
Reg. ; Greyfriars Bur. ; G. R. Homings, 
28th Feb. 1688 ; Reg. of Deeds, Mack., 20th 
Sept. 1709 ; Dumfries Sas., vii., 442.] 



40 



GALSTON 



[PRESB. OP 



ANDREW ROGERS, licen. by Presb. of 
1692 Glasgow 13th May 1689 ; called Aug. 
1691 ; ord. 4th May 1692 ; died be- 
tween 5th March and 2nd April 1735, "a 
man of eminent and distinguished worth." 
He marr. Julian, daugh. of Quintin M'llvain 
of Grimmet. — [.Ayr Sheriff-Court Books, 
14th Oct. 1712.] 

JOHN CAMPBELL, son of George C. 
-,___ of Waterhaughs, and grandson of 
Hugh C., min. of Muirkirk ; licen. 
by Presb. of Ayr 18th Dec. 1728; ord. 
to Muirkirk 12th May 1730 ; called 28th 
Aug., and adm. 27th Nov. 1735 ; died 27th 
July 1743. He marr. Nov. 1730, Christian, 
daugh. of Hugh Fawsyde, min. of Loudoun. 
She survived him. — [Glasg. Tests.] 

ROBERT FINDLAY, trans, from 

1745 Stevenston ; pres. by Hugh, Earl 

of Marchmont ; adm. 6th June 

1745 ; trans, to Town Church, Paisley, 21st 

March 1754. 

ROBERT WAIT, probably son of 
William W., Westruther, Berwick- 
shire ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; became preacher at Gorbals 
Chapel-of-Ease ; pres. by Hugh, Earl of 
Marchmont, Sept., and ord. 17th Oct. 
1754: D.D. (Aberdeen, Nov. 1765); died 
29th Jan. 1777. He marr. 20th Nov. 1754, 
Margaret (died 9th Jan. 1781), daugh. of 
George Stuart, merchant, Banff, and had 
issue — Alexander, born 30th Nov. 1755, 
died 21st Dec. 1756 ; George, born 22nd 
Nov. 1757 ; William, born 9th Feb., and 
died 20th June 1760 ; Robert, M.A. (1778), 
born 13th July 1761. Publication — The 
Gospel History, with Explanatory Notes 
(Edinburgh, 1768).— [Cleland's Ann., i.] 

GEORGE SMITH, born 2nd March 
1748, son of William S., min. of 
Cranstoun ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 
6th July 1773; pres. by John Wallace of 
Cessnock 26th July 1777; "ord. 3rd Feb. 
1778; D.D. (Glasgow, Oct. 1806); died 
28th April 1823. He figures in Burns's 
The Kirk's Alarm, The Holy Fair, and 
The Twa Herds. He marr. 24th April 
1782, Marion (born 9th July 1755, died at 



1778 



Edinburgh, 14th May 1825), daugh. of 
Adam Freer of Innernethy, Perthshire, 
and had issue — Margaret Isabella, born 
22nd July 1783 (marr. John Moodie, min. 
of Riccarton) ; Jean, born 24th April 1785, 
died 30th Dec. 1824 ; Henrietta Scott, born 
24th July 1787 (marr. Lewis Balfour, D.D., 
min. of Colinton) ; William, banker, Edin- 
burgh, born 24th Nov. 1789 ; Adam Freer, 
merchant, Calcutta, born 1st June 1791 ; 
George, D.D., min. of Tolbooth, Edin- 
burgh ; Marion, born 7th Aug. 1795 ; 
David, merchant, Calcutta, born 12th Nov. 
1798 ; John, West India merchant, Glasgow, 
born 9th Nov. 1800, died 15th Aug. 1880. 
Publication — Account of the Parish (Sin- 
clair's StaV Ace, ii.).— [Wallace's Burns, 
i., 176, 362, iii. 94.] 

ROBERT STIRLING, born Methven, 
1824 Perthshire, 25th Oct. 1790, son of 
Peter S., farmer, Cloag, and grandson 
of Michael S., inventor of the rotary thrash- 
ing machine ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dunbarton 4th July 
1815; ord. to Second Charge, Kilmarnock, 
19th Sept. 1816 ; pres. by the Commissioner 
for the Duke and Duchess of Portland 22nd 
Sept. 1823; trans, and adm. 12th Feb. 
1824; D.D. (St Andrews, 11th Jan. 1840); 
was suspended with nine others by the 
General Assembly 30th May 1842, until 
1st March 1843, for holding communion 
with the dep. mins. of Strathbogie ; died 
Father of the Church op Scotland, 
6th June 1878. His hobby was mechanics : 
he sometimes surprised his neighbours at 
midnight by the hammering resounding 
from the anvil in his little smithy adjoining 
the manse. On 16th Nov. 1816 he patented 
the Stirling Air Engine, and experiments 
which he made in iron-smelting anticipated 
the Siemens process in the manufacture of 
of steel. He marr. 10th July 1819, Jane 
(died 18th May 1892), eldest daugh. of 
William Rankine, wine merchant, Galston 
and had issue — Patrick, C.E., born 29th 
June 1820, died 1895; Jane, born 25th 
Sept 1821, died 1915 ; William, C.E., Peru, 
born 14th Nov. 1822, died 1900; Robert, 
engineer, Peru, born 16th Dec. 1824, died 
1889 ; David, min. of Craigie ; James, 



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engineer G. & S.-W. Railway, born 2nd Oct. 
1835, died 1917; Agnes, born 22nd July 
1838 (marr. John Hunter, Dalmellington), 
died 1st Nov. 1917. Publication — Account 
of the Parish (New Stat. Ace, v.). — [Kil- 
marnock Standard, 8th June 1878 ; Wood- 
croft's Alphabetical List of Patentees ; 
British Improvements in Iron and Steel- 
Making, by Walter Macfarlane, F.I C. 
(Glasgow 1904) ; The Engineer, 14th Dec. 
1917 ; Diet. Nat. Biog.] 

'JOHN BROWN, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 
1876 (assistant and successor) 4th July 
1876 ; trans, to Bellahouston, Glas- 
gow. 17th May 1887. 

JAMES ALLAN HOGG, born Coat- 
1887 bridge, 20th Aug. 1863, son of 
Robert Hogg, headmaster of Spring- 
burn School, Glasgow, and Janet Allan ; 
educated at High School and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1884), B.D. (1886) ; licen. 
by Fresb. of Abernethy May 1886 ; assistant 
at Grantown-on-Spey and West Church, 
Dairy; ord. 9th Nov. 1887. Marr. 1st 
Oct. 1889, Helen Gourlay, daugh. of James 
Arthur, min. of Springburn, and has issue — 
Robert Blacklock, born 25th March 1891 ; 
Jessie Reid Arthur, born 16th Aug. 1893, 
died 18th June 1895 ; Helen Arthur, born 
6th April 1895 ; George, born 11th March 
1897 ; Mary Allan, born 15th March 1900. 
Publication — History of Galston Parish 
Church (Paisley, 1909). 

GIRVAN, of old INVERGARVAN. 

[The church of Invergarvan was dedicated 
to St Cuthbert. It belonged to the Abbey 
of Crossregal. At Chapel Donan, on the 
lands of Craigoch in the parish, there was 
a Chapel of St Donan. Girvan Church 
was rebuilt in 1770, and again in 1883.] 

JAMES YOUNG, reader from 1574 
1574 to 1578. 

JAMES ROSS, reader from 1578 to 
1578 1585. 

JOHN CUNYNGHAME, adm. to 

1590 baptize and solemnize marriages at 

Kirkmichael in 1567 ; pres. to the 

vicarage of Kirkcudbright - Innertig by 



James VI. 23rd April 1571, where he was 
probably reader; adm. to Dailly in 1573, 
and "plaicit" 1st May 1575, having also 
Girvan and Kirkoswald under his care ; 
trans, to this charge in 1590; died before 
6th April 1612. He marr. Margaret Max- 
well, who died 9th March 1608, leaving a 
grand - daugh., Margaret Cunynghame. — 
[Reg. of Assig.] 

ALEXANDER DUNMURE, school- 
1612 master °f Ayr 5 th Sept. 1608 ; pres. 
to the parsonage and vicarage of 
Girvan to be held with the vicarage of 
Innertig by James VI. 6th April 1612 ; 
dem. Innertig in 1617. He was still min. 
31st May 1619, but died before 19th April 
1620. — [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Ayr Sess. Reg.] 

DAVID BURN, M.A. (St Andrews, 

1620 July 1612 ) » V res ' by James VI - 19tu 
April 1620; died Oct. 1632, aged 

about 40. He marr. Margaret Boswell, 
who survived him, and had issue — Mar- 
garet. — [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Ayr Sess. Reg. ; 
Glasg. Tests.] 

ANDREW MILLAR, son of Andrew 
1632 ^' °^ Temple, and Elizabeth Lock- 
hart ; min. of Alloway in 1628 ; pres. 
by Charles I. and adm. after 26th Nov. 
1632 ; died April 1649. He marr. (1) 1629, 
Geilles, daugh. of William Hunter of Drum- 
dow, and had issue — Andrew, min. of Dailly ; 
Robert, min. of Ochiltree ; Alexander, died 
at -Glasgow ; Henry, died at London in 
1718 : (2) Agnes, daugh. of Robert Spreule, 
min. of Dalrymple, and had issue — Thomas, 
min. of Kirkliston. — [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Glasg. 
Tests. ; Nisbet's Her., ii., 42.] 

GILBERT KENNEDY, brother of 
Thomas K., min. at Donoughmore 
or Carlan, Co. Tyrone ; M.A. (Glas- 
gow 1647) ; adm. 26th Nov. 1651 ; deprived 
by Act of Parliament 11th June, and Decreet 
of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662. In 1679, he 
was accused of keeping conventicles, and 
afterwards went to Ireland, and had charge 
of the congregation of Dundonald ; died 6th 
Feb. 1688, aged about 61. He marr. a lady 
whose name is unknown, and had issue — 
Gilbert, min. of Donaclony, died 8th July 



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GIRVAN 



[PRESB. OF 



1745. — [Wodrow's Hist., i., 327 ; Linlithgow 
Presb. Reg. ; ReicFs Ireland, ii., 401 ; G. R. 
Homings, 29th Jan. 1653.] 

WILLIAM FOGO, min. in 1666 ; trans. 
1666 to Bothkennar 18th Dec. 1673. 

ALEXANDER GADERER, eldest son 
16?4 of William G. of Twelfth part of 
Urquhart, and Margaret Marshall, 
and brother of James, Bishop of Aberdeen ; 
educated at King's College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (2nd May 1663). He was assaulted 
while going to preach here, and the Bishop 
and Synod lodged a complaint to the Privy 
Council 6th May 1674. He was outed in 
1689. He marr. (1) Katherine Lammie 
from Angus, and had issue — Elizabeth, 
died 20th April 1688, aged 8 : (2) Anna, 
(died 17th Jan. 1698), daugh. of James Cook 
of Ardblair, min. of St Andrews-Lhan- 
bryd and had issue — John, M.D., London ; 
and another. — [G. R. Sas., xxxix., 202; 
P. C. Reg., 3rd ser., iv., 178; Monteith's 
Theater of Mortality, ii.] 

SAMUEL STUART, a licentiate from 

- Ireland ; called June 1689 ; ord. 25th 

June 1690; died between 17th Jan. 

and 19th Sept. 1711, leaving a widow. — 

[Reid's Ireland, ii., 520.] 

ROBERT ALEXANDER, brother of 
1712 -David A. of Drummochreen ; licen. 
by Presb. of Ayr 1st Aug., and 
called 15th Nov. 1711; ord. 16th April 
1712; died between 4th Aug. and 8th 
Sept. 1736. He left £200 for a bursary in 
divinity in Univ. of Edinburgh in favour 
of students born in the parish. He marr. 
Janet (died 23rd Feb. 1762), daugh. of 
Hugh Hamilton, merchant, Ayr.— [Glasg. 
Tests.] 

HUGH HAMILTON, son of Hugh H., 
1737 merchant, Ayr, and Jean Ferguson, 
and brother-in-law of preceding; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. 
(27th Jan. 1722) ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 
19th April 1732; called 10th Feb., pres. 
by George II. 23rd March, and ord. 21st 
July 1737 ; died 2nd June 1787, aged 80. 
He marr. 28th April 1743, Helen Glen 
(died 9th Feb. 1760), widow of Patrick 
Paisley, min. of Kilmarnock, and had issue 



— Jean, born 23rd May 1744 (marr. Thomas 
Crawford of Ardmillan) ; Hugh, who pur- 
chased the estate of Pinmore, born 11th 
Jan. 1746; Margaret, born 9th Feb. 1748, 
died 13th Feb. 1838; Joanna, born 2nd 
May 1751; Robert, born 31st Aug. 1752, 
died 10th June 1753 ; Helen, born 3rd Dec. 
1754.— [Glasg. Tests.; Tombst.] 

JAMES THOMSON, M.A. ; pres. by 
1784 George III. 17th Sept. 1783; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 18th March 
1784 ; trans, to Prestonkirk 1st June 1809. 

PETER M'MASTER, eldest son of 
laio J ames M., farmer, Inch ; educated 
- at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. 
of Stranraer 5th Jan. 1803 ; ord. to New 
Luce 12th May 1803 ; pres. by George III. 
30th Nov. 1809 ; trans, and adm. 10th May 
1810; died 5th Jan. 1847, aged 71. He 
marr. (1) 18th Aug. 1812, Jessie (died 25th 
April 1815), daugh. of Thomas Russell, min. 
of the Antiburgher congregation, Dunblane, 
and had issue — James, min. of Barr, born 
13th Jan. 1815 : (2) 8th Aug. 1816, Henri- 
etta Maria Bulley, who died 19th Nov. 1869, 
and had issue — Helen, born 14th April 
1818 (marr. Robert Gordon of Rattra) ; 
Williamina, born 13th March 1820 ; Janet, 
born 10th Feb. 1822, died 26th Oct. 1914 ; 
Marion Cathcart, born 11th May 1824. 
Publication — Account of the Parish (New 
Stat. Ace, v.). — [Tombst.] 

WILLIAM CORSON, born Craigen- 
1848 P u ttock, Dumfriesshire, 31st Dec. 
1809, son of Samuel C. and Mary 
Dinwoodie ; educated at Dumfries Academy 
and Univ. of Edinburgh ; missionary at 
Corsock, 1839-44, Gilmerton in 1848, and 
Dairy, Galloway ; pres. by Queen Victoria ; 
ord. 20th July 1848 ; died 17th Dec. 1887. 
He marr. 31st Oct. 1854, Aitchison (died 
18th July 1910), daugh. of Lockhart Dobbie, 
and had issue — Isabella Coutts, born 26th 
Oct. 1855 (marr. Robert M'Clelland, min. 
of Inchinnan) ; Samuel M'Keur, born 16th 
June 1857 ; Lockhart Dobbie, S.S.C., Edin- 
burgh, born 3rd Sept. 1858 ; Mary Aitchi- 
son, born 23rd April 1860, died 17th Jan. 
1896 ; William, born 16th June 1862, died 
6th April 1865; Anne, born 17th March 
1864, died 19th Jan. 1886; Margaret 



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1888 



Wardrop, born 26th March, and died 11th 
Oct. 1866 ; William, born 28th Aug. 1867, 
died 23rd Nov. 1895 ; Robert Coutts, born 
20th June 1869, died 30th May 1870; 
Eobert Aitchison, born 20th May 1871, 
died 15th June 1894 ; Murray Wardrop, 
licentiate, assistant at Kinghorn, Shettle- 
ston, and Muthill, born 8th Oct. 1873, 
died 29th Aug. 1901. Publication— Five 
Discourses [anon.] (Ayr, 1847). 

SAMUEL CAMPBELL FRY, born 20th 
Aug. 1851, son of Robert F. of H.M. 
Customs, and Mary M'Lurg ; edu- 
cated at the Highlanders' Academy, 
Greenock, and Univ. of Glasgow ; student 
assistant at Kingarth, 1876-7 ; assistant 
at Possilpark, 1877-8; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow June 1878 ; ord. to St Columba's, 
Oban, 10th Sept. 1878; trans, to Flower- 
hill 11th March 1880 ; trans, and adm. 27th 
June 1888. Marr. 13th Nov. 1878, Janet 
Allan (died 3rd March 1919), daugh. of 
Robert Rankin, Motherwell, and has issue 
— Robert Rankin Campbell, born 30th July 
1879; Samuel Campbell, born 27th Oct. 
1880; Jane Rankin Campbell, born 7th 
Jan. 1882 ; Mary Campbell, born 8th Oct. 
1883 (marr. 31st March 1919, Alexander 
Todd M'Caw, F.R.C.S., Invercargill, New 
Zealand) ; Janet Rankin Campbell, born 
20th April 1885; Henry Cuthbertson 
Campbell, born 18th Jan. 1887 ; William 
Arthur Campbell, born 11th May 1888 ; 
Margaret Caroline Campbell, born 11th 
Oct. 1891, died 15th May 1908; John 
Campbell, born 31st July 1893. 



GIRVAN SOUTH (Q.S.). 

[The church, which was built in 1839, was 
taken possession of by the Free Church in 
1843, but was recovered some years after- 
wards and served by licentiates. The parish 
was disjoined from Girvan and erected by 
the Court of Teinds, 19th July 1875.] 

DAVID CHAPMAN, son of David C, 
1860 manufacturer, Kirkintilloch ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 
13th Sept. 1860 ; res. in 1872 ; died in 
Virginia, U.S.A., Nov. 1893. 



ANDREW THOMSON DONALD, ord. 
1873 20th Feb. 1873 ; trans, to St Vincent's 
Parish, Glasgow, 21st Dec. 1881. 

ARCHIBALD GRAHAM BROWN, 
1882 k° rn Edinburgh, 10th June 1846, 
son of James B. and Mary Graham ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; sometime 
a teacher ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
16th May 1878; assistant at Middle Church, 
Greenock; ord. 11th May 1882; died 6th 
Jan. 1907. He marr. 18th June 1895, Isa- 
bella Forrest (died s.^. 25th Oct. 1907), 
youngest daugh. of Andrew Fairbairn, 
Kilmacolm. 

THOMAS GOURLAY SINCLAIR, 
.__,_ born Killearn, 26th Oct. 1875, son 
of John S. and Mary Gourlay ; edu- 
cated at Sharp's Educational Institution, 
Perth, and Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. 
(1903), B.D. (1906); licen. by Presb. of 
Perth in 1906 ; assistant at South Church, 
Aberdeen, May 1906 ; ord. 3rd June 1907. 



GLENBUCK (Q.S.). 

[A church was built here in 1881. The 
parish was disjoined from Muirkirk 11th 
Dec. 1882.] 

JOHN WALLACE, born Polloksbaws, 
6th Nov. 1827, son of John W. and 
Agnes M'Ghee ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
27th Aug. 1862 ; assistant at Abington ; 
ord. to North Shore, New Zealand, 12th 
March 1866; adm. 29th Sept. 1881; was 
first min. of the parish ; died 3rd Dec. 1895. 
He marr. 15th Feb. 1864, Eliza, daugh. of 
Andrew Ewing, and had issue — John Ewing, 
min. of Kirriemuir ; Andrew Ewing, min. of 
Duns ; Leila ; Agnes ; Jessie. 



1881 



COLIN ARCHIBALD MACKENZIE, 
born North Shields, 17th Jan. 1860, 
son of Colin Archibald M., min. 
of Scots Church, North Shields, after- 
wards of Govan U.F. Church, and Mary 
Gilfillan ; educated at Academy and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 
1888; assistant at Broughton, Lamington 



44 



KIRKMICHAEL 



[PRESB. OF 



and Strathaven ; ord. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) 31st Jan. 1895. Marr. :24th June 
1919, Jessie Helen Paul, daugh. of John 
Bain, rain, of Wilsontown U.F. Church. 



KIRKMICHAEL. 

[The church of Kirkmichael belonged to 
the priory of Whitern. It was dedicated 
to St Michael. In honour of the patron 
saint a yearly Michaelmas Fair was held 
here. A stone in the churchyard records 
the name of Gilbert MacAdam, a Cove- 
nanter, shot in 1685. There was a chapel 
in the parish at Lindsayston. Kirkmichael 
Church was rebuilt in 1787.] 

1567 LEONARD CLERK, reader in 1567. 

WILLIAM HUNTER, reader 1576 to 
1576 1591. 

ROGER MELVILLE, M. A. (St Andrews 
1601 1600 )> ac * m - a bout 1601; trans, to 
Pittenweem in 1603 ; returned here 
in 1608. 

THOMAS MONTGOMERY, died before 
1606 25th May 1606. 

JAMES MONTGOMERY, M.A. ; pres. 
1606 *° ^ e v i cara S e by James VI. 25th 
May 1606 ; trans, to Dunlop after 
2nd Feb. 1607. 

DANIEL JOHNSTONE, min. in 1608 ; 
was accused of celebrating an adul- 
terous marriage 10th Sept. 1608. — 
[Glasg. Presb. Reg.'] 

ROGER MELVILLE, M.A., above 

mentioned ; trans, from Pittenweem 
and adm. before Michaelmas 1608 ; 

died before 24th July 1635, aged about 55. 

He marr. Janet Baird (who survived him 

and marr. (2) John Drysdale, min. of 

Slamannan), and had issue — John, his heir ; 

Susanna; Christina.— [A yr Sess. Reg.; Reg. 

Sec. Sig. ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 2214 ; Tombst. ; 

Reg. of Deeds, ccix., 192, dxxxvi., 21 ; Fife 

Sas., v., 63.] 

ROBERT PEEBLES, son of Robert P., 
one of the bailies of Irvine ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. 
(1611) ; ord. in 1617 ; pres. by Charles I. 



24th July 1635 ; died 1636, aged about 45. 
He marr. Margaret Dunbar, and had issue 
— Patrick, student in Irvine, served heir 1st 
Nov. 1648, and ten others. — [Inq. Ret. Ayr, 
425; Gen., 2054, 3588; Reg. Sec. Sig.; 
Tombst.] 

ROBERT UDUARD, M.A.; pres. by 
1637 Bishop of Galloway in 1637. Dis- 
agreeing with the Covenanters, he 
deserted his parish. He was afterwards 
min. of Murroes. 



1638 



WILLIAM COCKBURN, M.A. (St 
Andrews 1627) ; became chaplain 
to John, Earl of Cassillis ; adm. 
between 15th April and 26th Sept. 1638 ; 
was confined to the parish in 1663 on 
account of non - conformity ; died Aug. 
1677, aged about 70. He marr. Marion 
(or Margaret) Dickson, who survived him, 
and had issue — James, min. of Pencait- 
land ; Patrick, born 1654 ; William, ap- 
prenticed to James Cockburn, merchant, 
Edinburgh, 4th Dec. 1661 ; John, sheriff- 
clerk of Ayrshire ; David, apprenticed to 
John Little, merchant, Edinburgh, 5th 
July 1665 ; Anna (marr. Hew Eccles, min. 
of Straiton) ; Agnes (marr. Alexander 
M'Gill, writer, Edinburgh) ; Marion (marr. 
George White, min. of Maryculter); Kather- 
ine (marr. Henry Sinclair, writer, Edin- 
burgh). — [Ayr Sess. Reg. ; Glasg. Tests, y 
Wodrow's Hist., i., 327 ; Baillie's Lett. ; 
Edin. Apprentice Reg. ; Ayr Sheriff-Court 
Books, 25th Nov. 1697.] 

WILLIAM IRVINE, son of Alexander 
1680 ■""' °^ Fortrie, tutor in the family 
of Sir James Foulis of Colinton ; 
pres. by James, Bishop of Galloway, 18th 
Aug., coll. 4th Sept., and adm. 28th Sept. 
1680 ; deserted the parish in 1689. He 
preached to Viscount Dundee and his army, 
was apprehended at Killiecrankie and im- 
prisoned, but made his escape to France 
in 1690 in company with James, Earl of 
Dunfermline. In Nov. 1699 he was resi- 
dent in the Laird of Colinton's family. In 
1715 he was chaplain to Robert, Earl of 
Carnwath ; preached at Kelso to the 
Jacobite army, was taken prisoner at 
Preston, and carried to the Fleet. He was 



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consecrated a bishop to the Nonjurant 
Episcopalians at Edinburgh, 22nd Oct. 
1718, having charge of the district of 
Brechin, and chiefly resided at Linlithgow. 
He died at Edinburgh, 9th Dec. 1725, and 
was buried at Restalrig. — [Collections 
Aberd. and Banff; Rule's Sec. Vindication; 
Colinton Sess. Reg. ; Edin. Bur. ; Rebuffer 
rebuffed ; Hogg's Jacobite Relics, ii. ; 
Chambers's Hist, of Rebellion ; G. R. 
Homings, 8th Feb. 1688.] 



1691 



JAMES GILCHRIST, chaplain to Sir 
George Stirling of Glorat, Bart. ; 
was made prisoner at the instance 
of the min. of Baldernock in 1684 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow 21st Dec. 1687 ; passed 
trials for the ministry in that city ; called 
to Dunbarton, and to this parish in June, 
and ord. here 22nd Sept. 1691 ; buried in 
Glasgow Cathedral Ground, 18th April 
1710, leaving a considerable sum to the 
kirk - session for the poor. Wodrow 
describes him as "an useful minister." — 
Wodrow's Hist., iv., 175.] 



1711 



JAMES LAURIE [or LAWRIE], son of 
John L., min. of Auchinleck ; educ. 
at Univ. of Glasgow; MA. (1707) 
licen. by Presb. of Ayr 29th June 1709 
called 9th Nov. 1710 ; ord. 8th May 1711 
died 7th Aug. 1764. He marr. 11th Dec. 
1714, Ann (died 28th Dec. 1747), daugh. of 
George Ord, attorney in Owley, Wooler, and 
had issue — Mary; Ann; John; Helen; 
James, Colonel in the army and Governor 
of the Mosquito Shore ; William ; George, 
D.D., min. of Loudoun. — [Ramsay's Scott. 
Life; Scot. Hist. Rev., i., 159; Graham's 
Literary and Historical Essays, 138-160.] 

JOHN RAMSAY, son of David R., 
Glasgow ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; MA. (1761); licen. by 
Presb. of Ayr 6th Feb., and called 19th 
Sept. 1765 ; ord. 9th Jan. 1766 ; died 13th 
May 1801. He founded and was the first 
President of the Carrick Farmers' Society, 
and did much to encourage farming enter- 
prise in the district. He marr. 3rd Jan. 
1782, Margaret M'Fadzean, who died 22nd 
March 1838, and had issue — Isobella, born 
12th Oct. 1782 (marr. John Thomson, min. 



1766 



1802 



of Dailly) ; David, W.S., born 19th Aug. 
1784, died 3rd April 1828; Janet, born 
15th May 1786; Thomas Kennedy, lieut. 
in Bengal army, born 7th Jan. 1788, died 
18th Nov. 1807; John, born 12th Oct. 
1789; Grizel, born 9th Dec. 1791 (marr. 
14th Aug. 1811, Alexander Guild, S.S.C., 
Edinburgh), died 17 Jan. 1861 ; Margaret, 
born 26th Oct. 1794. Publication— Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vi.). — 
[Tombst.] 

DAVID KENNEDY, born 1765, son of 
David K. ; licen. by Presb. of Pen- 
pont 4th April 1792 ; pres. by George 
III. 23rd May 1801 ; ord. 15th April 1802 ; 
died 10th March 1835. He marr. (1) 28th 
Nov. 1803, Margaret M'Hutcheon, who 
died 27th March 1814, and had issue- 
Henrietta, born 16th Sept. 1804 ; David, 
born 14th May 1806 ; Alexander, Ayr, born 
23rd May 1808 ; John, Inspector-General of 
Hospitals, Madras army, born 5th Nov. 1810, 
died 6th April 1893 : (2) 23rd Sept. 1816, 
Mary Grieve, who died s.p. 1st Sept. 1825. 

JOHN M'EWEN, born 9th July 1803, 
second son of Captain Robert M., 
Alloway, and Jean M 'II wraith ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. 
of Ayr 22nd Oct. 1828 ; pres. by William IV. 
25th March, and ord. 17th Sept. 1835 ; died 
11th May 1866. He marr. 12th Jan. 1860, 
Isabella (died 20th Aug. 1905), daugh. of 
William Finnie of Titchfield House, Kil- 
marnock, merchant, Lisbon, and had issue 
— Robert Finnie of Marchmont and Bar- 
drochat, advocate, born 1st Jan. 1861 ; 
Jessie of Findynate, born 3rd July 1862. 

HENRY ALEXANDER FAIRLIE, 
born 10th April 1839, youngest son 
of Colonel James F. of Holms, 
Ayrshire, and Agnes Maria Fairlie ; edu- 
cated at Edinburgh Academy and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 1st Feb. 
1 865 ; pres. by Queen Victoria ; ord. 20th 
Sept. 1866 ; died unmarr. 22nd Oct. 1909. 

JOHN KELLIE, born 4th Feb. 1883 
son of Robert Muir K. and Janet 
Frew Smith ; educated at Kilmar- 
nock Academy and Univs. of Glasgow, 
MA. (1904), B.D. (1907), Edinburgh, and 



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KIRKMICHAEL— KIRKOSWALD 



[PItESB. OF 



Erlangen, Ph.D. (1909); licen. by Presb. 
of Irvine May 1907 ; assistant at Cathcart ; 
ord. 23rd March 1910 ; served as an army 
chaplain, 1915-17; killed in action in 
France, 31st July 1917. He marr. 12th 
Aug. 1913, Margaret Orr, daugh. of James 
Ramsay, Provost of Maybole/and had issue 
— Jean Ramsay, born 26th Nov. 1914. 
Publication — Philosophical Position of 
Alexander Fraser [thesis] (Edinburgh, 
1909). 

WILLIAM HENRY RANKINE, born 

1918 Falkirk ' 27til Marcn 1862 > son of 

Adam R., master of the General 
Assembly's School, Carronshore, afterwards 
at Auchterderran, and Joanna Currie ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 
(1883); B.D. (1886); licen. by Presb. of 
Kirkcaldy 4th May 1886 ; ord. to Slamannan 
9th Nov. 1887 ; trans, to St Boswells 16th 
July 1891 ; trans, to Titwood 2nd March 
1897 ; chaplain to Forces, Mediterranean, 
1915-16; trans, and adm. 9th Jan. 1918. 
Marr. 12th Dec. 1888, Helen Anderson, 
daugh. of George Jamieson, Drummuir, 
Keith, and Sarah Anderson, and has issue — 
Sarah Anderson Jamieson, M.B., Ch.B., 
Poona ; Adam, M.B., Ch.B., lieut. R.A.M.C. ; 
Joanna Primrose (marr. 23rd Nov. 1917, 
Walter M'Intyre, min. of St Mary's, Dum- 
fries) ; George Jamieson Affleck Scott ; 
Theodora, died in infancy ; David ; Helen 
Elizabeth Fairbairn. Publications — A Hero 
of the Dark Continent, a Biography of the 
Rev. William Affleck Scott, M.A., M.B., CM. 
(Edinburgh, 1896); The Call to Disciple- 
ship, a sermon (Kelso, 1897) ; The Secret of 
Christian Giving, a sermon (Glasgow, 1899) ; 
The Present Crisis in Missions, a sermon 
(Glasgow, 1909) ; Contributions to Scottish 
Outposts (Edinburgh, 1914), and Hastings' 
Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels. 



KIRKOSWALD. 

[The parish church was dedicated to St 
Oswald. It belonged to the Abbey of 
Crossregal within the parish. This Cluniac 
Monastery, dedicated to St Mary, was 
founded in 1244 by Duncan, Earl of 
Carrick. Its extensive buildings are still 



stately in their ruin. In early documents 
this place is often called Kirkoswald of 
Turnberry, in contrast to the village and 
Chapel of Kirkoswald in the parish of 
Ballantrae. The ancient church of this 
parish stands roofless in the churchyard. 
Its successor is in the village of Kirk- 
oswald. In the churchyard are buried 
Douglas Graham and John Davidson, the 
Originals of Robert Burns's "Tarn o' 
Shanter " and " Souter Johnie."] 

1572 JOHN M'CAVELL, reader in 1572. 



1572 



/ JAMES BOYD of Trochrig, adm. min. 
in 1572 ; promoted to the arch- 
bishopric of Glasgow in 1573 (q.v.), 

but returning to his estate, resumed his 

pastoral duties here in 1577 till his death 

21st June 1581. 

HEW KENNEDY, reader 1576 to 
1576 1591. 

PATRICK ANDERSON, min. in 1607 ; 
left his charge for lack of sufficient 
stipend and went to Ireland during 

winter 1612-13. — [Beg. Assig. ; Ayr Sess. 

Beg. ; Wodrow's Biog., ii.] 

" JOHN BURNE, M.A. (St Andrews, 28th 
July 1610) ; min. in 1616; was com- 
missioned by the Assembly to supply 
the north and west parts of Ireland in and 
about Derry for three months, because of 
"the great scarcity of honest ministers in 
these bounds," and had £50 allowed by 
Parliament 22nd June 1644 for his convey- 
ance. He was injured in Derry, though in 
what manner is not stated. He adhered to 
the Resolutioners 8th Oct. 1651. He marr., 
and had issue — John of Tradonock. — [Ayr 
Sess. and Binlithgow Presb. Reg. ; Beg. 
Old Dec, iii. ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 8166; 
Baillie's Lett.; G. R. Inhib., 5th Feb. 1674.] 

JOHN OSBURNE, MA. (Glasgow 
1647) ; min. about 1660 ; was deprived 
by Act of Parliament 11th June, and 
Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662; was 
accused of acting as kirk officer in giving 
notice of conventicles or unlawful meetings 
25th Jan. 1666 ; was granted an indulgence 
at Dundonald in 1672, but did not accept ; 
returned here in 1687. 



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47 



ALEXANDER ABERCROMBIE, adm. 
166? to Fyvie before 15th July 1649; 
trans, here prior to 5th June 1667. — 
[Fordyce Presb. Beg. ; Beg. Old Dec, ii.] 

CLAUD HAMILTON, M.A. (Edin- 
burgh, 19th July 1661) ; adm. before 
23rd Nov. 1668 ; deserted his charge 
at the Revolution ; retired to Maybole in 
1691 ; was accused before the Presb. in 
1694 of baptizing and marrying irregularly ; 
promised in May 1695 to remove from 
its bounds ; died before 18th Aug. 1699. 
He marr. and had issue — John, writer, 
Edinburgh; Ann (marr. 6th Feb. 1715, 
William Simpson, schoolmaster, Dalkeith). 
— [Glasg. Tests.] 

JOHN OSBURNE, M.A., above noticed ; 
1687 returned and was present at meeting 
of Presb. 3rd Aug. 1687 ; died before 
2nd July 1691. He marr. Anne M'llvain, 
and had issue — Henry ; Quintin ; William ; 
Elizabeth (marr. Robert Paton, min. of 
Dumfries) ; Margaret. — [Ayr Sheriff Court 
Books, 8th Oct. 1685 and 20th Nov. 1697.] 

HENRY ADAM, studied theology at 
1694 Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow 17th Jan. 1694 ; called 
14th Feb., and ord. 14th Aug. 1694 ; died 
between 10th June and 8th July 1719. 
He marr. and had issue — John, min. of 
Dalrymple. 

WILLIAM CUPPLES, M.A. (Glasgow); 
1?2 licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 29th May 
1717; pres. by George I. 27th Oct. 
1719 (was the first who, in accordance with 
the Act of Assembly, gave in a letter of ac- 
ceptance with his presentation) ; ord. 22nd 
Sept. 1720; died 17th March 1751, aged 
about 61. He marr. 2nd March 1721, Jean 
(died 12th April 1775), daugh. of Thomas 
Kennedy, min. of Ballantrae, and had issue 
— Ann ; Charles ; Jean ; George, mm. of 
Swinton ; Thomas, born 13th June 1730. 
Publication — The Experiences of John 
Stevenson, Land Labourer, in the Parish 
of Daily, "a rare soul-strengthening and 
comforting cordial for old and young 
Christians" (Glasgow, 1729).— [Beg. Old 
Dec, ii. ; Wodrow's Anal.] 



v MATTHEW BIGGAR, born 1725, son 
ltJ5 of Matthew B., merchant, Glasgow ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Ayr 8th March 1749 ; 
called 23rd April, and ord. 5th Oct. 1752 ; 
died 2nd Jan. 1806. He marr. 8th Jan. 
1754, Margaret (died 8th May 1801), daugh. 
of Robert Wodrow, min. of Eastwood, 
historian of the Church, and had issue — 
Margaret, born 31st Jan. 1755 ; Janet, born 
6th March 1756 (marr. Robert Callander, 
min. of Kirkmaiden) ; Elizabeth, born 18th 
Aug. 1757; Louisa, born 22nd Sept. 1761 
(marr. James Inglis, min. of this parish) ; 
Thomas Kennedy, born 15th April 1763, 
died 2nd Jan. 1773. 

JAMES INGLIS, born 1767, probably 
1806 son °^ J ames I'j farmer in parish 
of Wiston ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 27th Jan. 
1796 ; pres. by George III. 31st Jan., and 
ord. 24th July 1806 ; died 15th May 1847. 
He marr. 25th Aug. 1806, Louisa (died s.p. 
5th Feb. 1846), daugh. of Matthew Biggar, 
min. of this parish. 

JOHN FINDLAY, born 1820, third son 
1 of John F., farmer, Ayrshire ; edu- 

cated at Maybole School and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; B.A. (1840) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Ayr 1st May 1844 ; assistant at Kilwinning ; 
pres. by Queen Victoria ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 31st Jan. 1845 ; died 13th May 
1905. He marr. 20th Aug. 1850, Jessie 
M'Hutcheon, who died 29th March 1855, 
and had issue — John, born 29th July 1851 ; 
Margaret Tennant, born 29th Nov. 1852 
(marr. 29th Sept. 1878, David Simpson 
Carson, C.A., Glasgow). 

JAMES MUIR, born Longridge, Whit- 
burn, 14th June 1859, son of Thomas 
M. and Ann Crosser ; educated at 
Wilson's Endowed School, Whitburn, and 
Univs. of Glasgow, Gottingen, and Berlin ; 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 1888 ; 
student missionary, Anderston Church, 
Glasgow; assistant at Largo; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 18th June 1890. Marr. 17th 
Sept. 1895, Agnes, daugh. of William Black, 
town clerk, Stranraer. Publication — Burns 
in Kirkoswald (Dumfries, 1905). 



48 



LUGAR— MAUCHLINE 



[PltESB. OF 



1867 



1876 



1881 



LUGAR (Q.S.). 

[The church was built in 1867. The 
parish was disjoined from Auchinleck and 
erected by the Court of Teinds, 8th March 
1907.] 

SIMON SOMERVILLE STOBBS, 
trans, from Swallow Street Church, 
London, 1867 ; trans, to St Matthew's, 

Montreal, 1876 ; [afterwards min. of St 

James's, Edinburgh]. 

JOHN SKEOCH CLELLAND, prob- 
ably son of James O, min. of Scots 
Church, Bolton, and Mary, daugh. 
of John Skeoch of Corsehillmill ; ord. to 
Cobden Street Chapel, Townhead, Glasgow, 
1873 ; adm. in 1876. 

WALKER MILNE, born Dundee, 1853 ; 

educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 

M.A. (1874), B.D. (1877) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dundee 3rd Oct. 1877 ; ord. 30th 
June 1881 ; res. 7th March 1905 ; died un- 
marr. 11th March 1916. 

JOSEPH CAMPBELL, born Glasgow, 
. 2nd May 1867, son of Joseph C. and 

Margaret Crockett; educated at 
Glasgow Highland Society's School, Univ. 
of Glasgow, and Central Univ., Indiana, 
U.S.A. ; M.A. (Aug. 1915) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow Nov. 1899 ; assistant at Bruce- 
field, Larbert and Dunipace ; app. 9th 
March 1905; ord. 7th Jan. 1907; first 
min. of the parish 8th March 1907 ; res. 
16th July 1912 ; went to America ; returned 
to Scotland, and became assistant at Riccar- 
ton ; ind. to Bargrennan, 18th Sept. 1917. 
Marr. 11th April 1907, Marion, daugh. of 
George Park, M.D., Kilsyth. 

JAMES MOROGH YOUNG, born 6th 
Nov. 1880, son of James Bristow Y., 
Dublin, and Matilda Russell ; edu- 
cated at St Andrew's School, Dublin, and 
Univs. of Dublin and Glasgow ; B.A. 
(Dublin 1902); licen. by Presb. of Lin- 
lithgow May 1905; assistant at East 
Church, Stirling, and Hillhead, Glasgow ; 
ord. 19th Dec. 1912. Marr. 14th July 1915, 
Jane, daugh. of John Blackburn Hislop, 
F.R.C.S.E., and widow of John Brown 
Niven. 



MAUCHLINE. 

[The church of Mauchline belonged to 
the Abbey of Melrose. It was dedicated 
to St Michael, and near it was St Michaels 
Well. An autumn fair was held at Mauch- 
line on St Francis' Day. Near the parish 
church there was founded, in or about 1165, 
St Mary's Cistercian Priory of Mauchline 
a cell of Melrose Abbey. Ruined portions 
of it remain. In 1544 George Wishart was 
invited to preach at Mauchline. When he 
came he found the church closed against 
him. The adherents of reform, being in 
strong force, would have carried the church 
by storm. But Wishart forbade all violence. 
He led the crowd to Mauchline Muir, where 
he preached to them in peace. In 1647 the 
General Assembly passed an act for erecting 
a second charge here. The measure, how- 
ever, was so carried out that, instead of 
Mauchline becoming a collegiate parish, 
there was severed from it the new parish 
of -Dalgain, now called Sorn. Mauchline 
Church was rebuilt in 1829. It is in the 
old churchyard that Robert Burns has laid 
the scene of his " Holy Fair." Two of 
the poet's children lie buried there. On 
the Green at the Townhead of Mauchline, 
a monument, set up in 1830, marks the 
place where, in 1685, five Covenanters were 
hanged, and buried at the gallows foot.] 



1567 



PETER PRIMROSE, son of Duncan P., 
bailie of Culross, and Helen Smyth ; 
adm. in 1567 ; Galston was also in 
his charge in 1574. In 1586 he was app., 
with others, on a committee to deal with 
irregularities among the clergy in Ayrshire, 
and in 1589 by the Privy Council on a com 
mittee for the preservation of true religion 
in Kyle ; dem. previous to 13th Dec. 1617 
died before 15th Nov. 1621. He marr., and 
had issue — Peter, min. of Crossmichael ; 
Margaret (marr. William Spottiswood of 
Foular) ; perhaps also Duncan, surgeon to 
the King ; and Henry, notary in Mauchline. 
— [Scots Peerage, vii., 213; Beg. Sec. Sig. ; 
Calderwood's Hist., iv. 570, v. 104, vii. 96, 
106 ; Melville's Autob. ; Acts and Dec, 
ccclxiv., 399.] 






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MAUCHLINE 



49 



1621 



JOHN INGLIS, mentioned as joint 
,_„_ min. with above in 1589.— [Acts and 

1589 „ .. L 

Dec, xx., 246.] 

JOHN ROSE, M.A. (Glasgow 1606); 
was on the Exercise at Glasgow 2nd 
May 1621 ; pres. by James VI. 15th 
Nov. that year ; died Jan. 1634, aged about 
48. He marr. Elizabeth, daugh. of John 
Bell, senior (she survived him and marr. 
(2) George Young, min. of this parish), and 
had issue — John, min. of Monkland. — 
[Sed. Book of Teinds ; Ayr Sess. Reg.; Inq. 
Ret. Gen., 2875.] 

THOMAS PEEBLES, mentioned as min. 
,__. in 1634.— [Glasg. Com. Dec, 25th 
1634 Feb. 1637.] 

GEORGE YOUNG, M.A.; formerly 
163 _ Regent in Univ. of Glasgow ; pres. 
before 29th June, and adm. (at 
Glasgow) 1st Sept. 1635; trans, to St 
Mungo's parish, but settled in Tron Church, 
Glasgow, 1644. 

THOMAS WYLIE, M.A.; trans, from 
164 _ Borgue; pres. by John, Earl of 
Loudoun, Lord Chancellor, in June ; 
adm. 16th July 1646 ; trans, to Kirkcud- 
bright about 1655. 

JAMES VEITCH, M.A., son of John 
V., min. of Roberton ; Regent in 
Univ. of Glasgow, 1649-56 ; adm. in 
1656 ; for refusing to take the Oath of 
Allegiance, 28th May, without explanations, 
he was imprisoned several weeks and 
deprived by the Privy Council 16th Sept. 
1662, and the parish was declared vacant. 
In March 1669, he was accused of preaching 
and baptizing irregularly, and so harshly 
treated that even the Privy Council was 
convinced of the severity, and allowed him 
300 merks for the losses he had sustained. 
Again min. (indulged) in 1669. 

WILLIAM DALGARNO, M.A. ; trans. 
,„_,. from Kirkmahoe about 1665 ; trans. 

1665 _ 

to Dunsyre in 1669. 

JAMES VEITCH, M.A., above men- 

1669 ti° nec h na d an indulgence from the 

Privy Council 9th Dec. 1669. He 

was accused in Oct. 1674 of contravening 

the terms thereof, and again 3rd Nov. 1681, 



but was acquitted by the Privy Council 
24th Nov. that year. On 2nd Aug. 1683 
he was charged with breaking his confine- 
ment; this he confessed, 3rd Jan. 1684; 
was deprived of his licence; ordered to 
leave the kingdom and refrain from exercis- 
ing his ministry unless he find caution for 
5000 merks. He retired to the house of 
his brother at Stanton Hall, in Northum- 
berland, and went afterwards with him to 
Holland. Returned in 1687. 

ROBERT ARCHIBALD, M.A., formerly 
1672 min. of Dunscore; had an indulg- 
ence here jointly with preceding, 3rd 
Sept. 1672, but it is doubtful if he accepted. 

DAVID MELDRUM, M.A. ; adm. 29th 
16g4 Aug. 1684; deprived by Act of 
Parliament 25th April 1690 restoring 
Presbyterian mins. He was received into 
communion by the Presb. of Irvine 2nd 
Sept. 1691, and was settled at Tibbermore 
22nd Aug. 1694. 

JAMES VEITCH, M.A., above men- 
16gl7 tioned ; returned under the Tolera- 
tion 30th Oct. 1687; died before 
28th July 1694. He was well read in 
scholastic theology and philosophy. He 
marr. Jean Dunbar, who survived him. He 
left in MS., "Ane Sober Inquirie into the 
lawfulness of the Presbyterian Ministers, 
their acceptance of a libertie to preach the 
gospel upon the Indulgence, and the 
people's dutie to hear them." — [Wodrow's 
Hist., i. 297, ii. 296, iii. 269, iv. 37 ; Memoirs 
of Mr William Veitch, 6-10, 146, 264 ; Reg. 
Gen. Ass., 1690 ; Ayr Sheriff Court Books, 
16th July 1697.] 

WILLIAM MAITLAND, born 1671, son 
1695 °^ William M., min. of Beith ; called 
April, and ord. 25th Sept. 1695 ; died 
27th Oct. 1739. He marr. in Sept. 1690, 
Mary, eldest daugh. of James Stewart of 
Lumloch, and niece of Sir Archibald S. of 
Blackhall, Bart., with whom he got 8000 
merks tocher, and had issue — William, 
surgeon, Mauchline ; James of Barcaple, 
surgeon. — [Glasg. Tests. ; Tombst.] 



VOL. III. 



50 



MAUCHLINE 



[PRESB. OF 



WILLIAM AULD, born 1709, younger 

1742 son °^ ^- °^ Ellanton, Ayrshire, 

and Margaret Campbell ; educated at 
Univs. of Edinburgh (MA., 6th May 1733), 
Glasgow, and Leyden ; became chaplain to 
the laird of Schawfield ; licen. by Presb. 
of Hamilton 27th Nov. 1739; called 29th 
Oct. 1741 ; ord. 29th April 1742 ; died 
unmarr. 12th Dec. 1791, after having 
suffered serious financial loss by the failure 
of the Douglas and Heron Bank. In 1788 
Robert Burns, then a parishioner, was cited 
before the kirk-session for his irregular 
marriage with Jean Armour. The session 
remitted the fine and "Mr Burns gave 
a guinea note for the poor." A. was 
the "Daddy Auld" of The Kirk's Alarm. 
Publications — The Pastoral Duty briefly 
explained and recommended, a sermon (Glas- 
gow, 1763) ; Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, ii.). — [Tombst. ; Acts of Ass., 1745 ; 
Wallace's Burns, i., 184.] 

ARCHIBALD REID, born 1744, prob- 
ltJQ2 ably third son of John R., Tulli- 
allan; educated at Univ. of Glasgow; 
licen. by Presb. of Irvine 3rd March 1773 ; 
ord. to Greenock Chapel-of-Ease 21st June 
1781 ; pres. by the tutors of Flora, Countess 
of Loudoun in March, and adm. 28th June 
1792 ; died unmarr. 25th April 1803. Pub- 
lication — Account of Greenock (Sinclair's 
Stat. Acc, v.). — [Tombst.] 

JOHN TOD, licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 
1804 4th June 1793; said to have been 
noticed as a volunteer by Lord 
President Hope, who recommended him to 
Flora, Countess of Loudoun, by whom 
he was pres. 17th Oct. 1803; ord. 
10th May 1804; died 7th May 1844, 
aged 76. He marr. 3rd March 1806, 
Wilhelmina Kennedy (died 21st March 
1858), daugh. of Gavin Hamilton, the 
friend and patron of Robert Burns, and 
had issue— Gavin Hamilton, born 6th Dec. 
1806, died 24th May 1813; Isabella, born 
10th Dec. 1807 ; Helen Kennedy, born 31st 
July 1809; George, born 14th Dec. 1810, 
died 8th Jan. 1812 ; Anna, born 8th Aug. 
1812, died 23rd Sept. 1835 ; Henry Hamil- 
ton (daugh.), born 11th May 1814; Gavin 
George, born 6th April 1816, died 6th April 



1821 ; John Agnes, born 17th Aug. 1817 ; 
John Alexander, merchant, Glasgow, born 
4th Feb. 1819 ; Agnes Finlay, born 3rd 
Oct. 1820, died 27th April 1828; James, 
born 11th Sept. 1822, died 31st July 1834. 
Publication — A Sermon (Glasgow, 1826) ; 
Account of the Parish (New Stat. Acc, v.). 

JAMES FAIRLIE, born 1805, eldest son 
1838 °^ J°h n F-> schoolmaster, Fenwick ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1824) ; licen. by Presb. of Irvine 8th June 
1830 ; assistant in this parish ; pres. by 
Flora, Marchioness of Hastings, 23rd Aug., 
and ord. (assistant and successor) 14th Nov. 
1838 ; died unmarr. 2nd July 1874. Publi- 
cations — Three Single Sermons (Ayr, 1834 ; 
Kilmarnock, 1843 ; Glasgow, 1844) ; Five 
Sermons addressed to Emigrants (Glasgow, 
1852). 

ANDREW EDGAR, born Catrine, 
1874 ^ ct ' 1830 > eldest son of Andrew E., 
solicitor, Mauchline ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 
4th July 1855 ; missionary at Toward 
Chapel ; ord. to Tongland 5th March 1863 ; 
pres. by Henry, Marquess of Hastings ; 
trans, and adm. 26th Nov. 1874; D.D. 
(Glasgow 1886); died 23rd March 1890. 
He marr. 24th Nov. 1865, Mary Sybilla, 
daugh. of Samuel Cowan, min. of Kelton, 
and had issue — Andrew Colville, born 7th 
Nov. 1866, died 2nd April 1883; Mary 
Campbell, born 3rd Jan. 1869 ; Campbell 
Cowan, born 26th Dec. 1870 ; John Stewart, 
born 26th Oct. 1872, died 23rd March 1916 ; 
Charles Samuel, born 29th April 1874 ; 
Jane Violet, born 24th Nov. 1875; Sybil 
Frances, born 27th July 1877 ; Magdalen 
Grace, born 22nd July 1880 ; Audrey Col- 
ville, born 1st Feb. 1884. Publications — 
Old Church Life in Scotland ; Lectures on 
Kirk-Session and Presbytery Records, the 
Ministers of Mauchline, 1560-1800, two 
series (Paisley, 1885, 1886) ; Catechism for 
Young Communicants (Edinburgh, 1888) ; 
The Bibles of England (Paisley, 1889). 

JOSEPH MITCHELL, born parish of 
1890 Brechin 20th July 1859, son of 
Joseph M. and Janet Millar; edu- 
cated at Craig Public School and Univ. of 



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NEW KIRK— MAYBOLE AND KIRKBRIDE 



51 



St Andrews; M.A. (1885), B.D. (1887); licen. 
by Presb. of St Andrews 5th May 1886; 
assistant at St Mary's, Dundee; ord. 17th 
Sept. 1890 ; app. clerk to Presb. in 1901 ; 
D.D. (St Andrews 1916). Marr. 15th April 
1896, Helen Honeyman, eldest daugh. of 
George Litster, Bridge of Allan, and has 
issue — Joseph Litster, born 10th April 
1898. Publications — The Present Ecclesi- 
astical Situation : Proposals for a Recon- 
structed National Church (Ayr, 1904) ; 
Articles in Hastings' Dictionary of Christ 
and the Gospels, and in Revieiv of Theology 
and Philosophy. 

NEW KIRK. 

^ JOHN BLAIR, educated at Univ. of 
1662 Glasgow ; wa s adm. to a charge 
(unidentified) in 1649 ; mentioned 
as min. here in 1662 ; deprived by Act of 
Parliament 11th June, and Decreet of 
Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662. He was 
accused, with others, of turbulent and 
seditious conduct, 14th July 1663; on his 
confession, 18th Aug., he was prohibited 
from exercising any part of the ministry 
in time coming, and was required to remove 
beyond the River Ness before 1st Oct. 
"under the highest peril." He appears to 
have preached at a conventicle in Inver- 
keithing in end of 1679 or beginning of 
1680.— [Wodrow's Hist, i., 372.] 

MAYBOLE AND KIRKBRIDE. 

[These two parishes were united soon 
after 1571. 

Maybole. — The vicarage of Minibole, now 
called Maybole, belonged to the Cistercian 
Nunnery of North Berwick. Its church 
was dedicated to St Cuthbert, and con- 
tained a chapel of St Ninian founded in 
1431. There was a chapel in the parish 
on the lands of Auchendrane. Maybole 
had three Holy Wells— Our Lady's, St 
Anthony's, and St Helen's. Within the 
bounds were two early dedications, pro- 
bably chapels, St Muireach's, at the place 
called St Murrays, and St Kenneth's, at 
Kilchenzie. On Lammas day, the first of 



Aug., a fair was held at Maybole. In 
the town are the ruins of St Mary's Col- 
legiate Church of Maybole, founded in 
1371, by Sir John Kennedy of Dunure, 
the earliest foundation of the kind in 
Scotland. The last event of note in the 
history of St Mary's took place in May 
1563, when Gilbert, fourth Earl of Cassillis, 
headed an attempt to overturn the Refor- 
mation. Some two hundred of the Kennedy 
Clan, with their allies, rose in arms, and 
took possession of that church, where, in 
open defiance of the law, they had Mass 
sung with full Roman ceremonial. It was 
the last of several such efforts. The leaders 
of this demonstration were promptly 
brought to trial ; and the reaction went 
no further. Two years before this, Quentin 
Kennedy, Abbot of Crossregal, challenged 
John Knox to an open debate on some of 
the theological questions of the time. On 
28th Sept. 1561, their meeting took place 
in one of the larger ancient houses still left 
standing at Maybole. The discussion lasted 
for three days, and aroused much interest 
at the time. In the corner of a field near 
the town stands a stone erected to the 
memory of six Maybole men, taken at 
Bothwell Bridge — Mungo Eccles, Thomas 
Home, Robert MacGarron, John Mac- 
Harrie, John MacWhirter, and William 
Rodger. After much hard usage, they 
were shipped as convicts to Virginia in 
a vessel which was wrecked on the Moul 
Head of Deerness in Orkney, where they 
were drowned, 10th Dec. 1679. Maybole 
Church was rebuilt in 1808. 

Kirkbride. — The church of Kirkbride 
belonged to the Nunnery of North Ber- 
wick. It was dedicated to St Bride. Its 
ruins are still to be seen ; and the old 
churchyard around them is used for burial. 
The piece of ground adjoining keeps its 
ancient name of the Priest's Land.] 

ALEXANDER DAVIDSON, reader at 
1571 Kirkbride Nov. 1571. 



1572 



MATTHEW HAMILTON, reader here 
and at Kirkbride from Lammas 
1572 to 1590. 



1591 HEW HAMILTON, reader in 1591. 



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MAYBOLE AND KIRKBRIDE 



[PRESB. OF 



JOHN M'QUOBNE, M.A. ; trans, from 
Dalmellington in 1595; Kirkbnde 
1595 also being in his charge ; trans, to 
Straiton in 1598. 

^ DAVID BAKCLAY, trans, from Dailly 
in 1599; trans, to Dumfries after 
1599 13th June 1601. 



1608 



JAMES BONAE, M.A. (St Andrews 
1601); probably of the Bossie 
family ; reader at Burntisland ; min. 
in 1608, pres. to the vicarage by James VI. 
1st June 1614 ; became a leading man among 
the Covenanters, and Moderator of General 
Assembly in 1644. He was ordered in 
Aug. 1642 to repone Gilbert Power, min. 
of Stoneykirk, whom the Assembly found 
to have been unjustly dep. When B. went 
to that parish he was opposed by a number 
of women and others armed with clubs and 
stones, who prevented his preaching in the 
kirk. This so affected him that it cast him 
into a long and dangerous fever. A com- 
mittee was app. by the following Assembly 
for the trial of the rioters. He joined the 
Eesolutioners or Moderate Party in the 
Church ; died about 1655. He is said to 
have been a "person of very great learn- 
ing " He marr. (1) a daugh. (died 1623), of 
Duncan Craufurd of Nether Skeldoun : (2) 
Helen (died 19th Jan. 1684), daugh. of 
Thomas Kennedy of Drummurchie. Pub- 
lication— Epitaph on Mr William Birnie, 
min. of Ayr (Family of Birnie of Broom- 
hill) —[Reg. Assig. ; Reg. Old Dec. ; Stran- 
raer Presb. Reg.; Glasg. Tests.; Wodroiv 
MS 'S., and Anal.; Bsallie' a Lett.; Bannatyne 
Miscell., iii. ; Grose's Antiq. ; G. R. Inhib., 
xxxix., 96 ; Reg. of Deeds, dxxviii., 27 ; Ayr 
Sas., ii., 157.] 

JOHN HUTCHISON, son of John H. 
of Kirklandholm and Sanquhar ; ord. 
1655 to Bathgate 31st Jan. 1654 ; trans, 
and adm. between 18th April and 12th 
Sept 1655; deprived by Act of Parlia- 
ment 11th June, and Decreet of Privy 
Council at Glasgow 1st Oct. 1662 ; had an 
indulgence at Dundonald in 1672 ; returned 
to this parish in 1687. 



JOHN JAFFBAY, son of William J., 
min. of King Edward ; educated at 
1667 Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1631); adm. to Monquhitter before 21st 
Oct. 1651 ; trans, to Kirkcudbright in 1663; 
trans, and adm. before 20th July 1667. He 
did not get on well with his parishioners ; 
he accused them of attempting his life ; in 
return they charged him with profane 
swearing, striking, fighting, and drunken- 
ness ; in 1670 he was forbidden by Arch- 
bishop Leighton to minister further in the 
parish— [Wodrow's Hist., ii., 162, 177; 
Aberdeen Sas., ii., 384.] 
WILLIAM ABEBCBOMBIE, M.A. 
(Glasgow, 5th July 1666) ; pres. 11th 
1673 May, and inst. 3rd June 1673; 
deserted his charge at the Bevolution, and 
was deprived by Act of Parliament 25th 
April 1690, restoring the Presbyterian mms. 
He retired to Edinburgh, and died 21st 
Feb. 1722, aged 74. He marr. Janet Home, 
and had issue— Jean (marr. Lieut.-colonel 
William Nicolson of Lauder's Foot in the 
service of the United Provinces) ; Andrew ; 
Mary, buried in Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 
26th Feb. 1694 ; and three others, buried 
there, 31st Oct. 1690, 8th Jan. 1695, 25th 
Feb. 1700. He wrote a description of Car- 
rick (Macfarlane's Topog. Collect.; Pit- 
cairn's Hist, of the Kennedys). — [Edm. 
Tests.; Edin. Marr. Reg.; Greyfriars 
Bur. Reg.; Chalmers's Caledonia, m. ; 
G. R. Homings, 29th March 1688 ; Glasg. 
Com. Deeds, 3rd Sept. 1701.] 
JOHN HUTCHISON, above men- 
tioned; formerly of Dundonald; 
1687 returned under the Toleration, and 
was present at the Presb. 3rd Aug. 1687; 
restored by Act of Parliament 25th April 
1690 • died about 1695. He marr. Agnes 
Wallace, and had issue-William, served 
heir 26th Aug. 1705 ; George of Monkwood, 
advocate, born 1674, died 24th Dec 1725 ; 
Elizabeth (marr. James Muir of Boddens, 
Co. Down).— [Wodrow's Hist., i., 327 ; Ayr 
Sas., ix., 273.] 
ALEXANDEB FAIBWEATHEB, M.A. 
(St Andrews, 24th July 1688) ; some- 
1696 time librarian to the Univ. ; passed 
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recommended for license to the archbishop 
4th Feb. 1685; never having taken the 
Test nor the Oath of Allegiance and 
Supremacy, he was received into com- 
munion by the Synod of Fife 9th May 
1694 ; called 8th Aug. 1695 ; ord. 13th May 
1696; died before 1730. He marr. Mary 
Ferguson, and had issue— an only child, 
Jean (marr. 1730, John Moore, yr., of 
Blairston). — [Carnbee Sess. Reg. ; Ayr 
Sheriff-Court Books, 26th April 1735.] 



1720 



ROBERT FISHER, app. a teacher in 
George Heriot's Hospital, 21st April 
1707 ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 22nd April 
1709) ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 2nd 
July 1718 ; called 3rd Dec. 1719 ; ord. (col- 
league and successor) 5th May 1720 ; died 
8th Jan. 1752. He marr. 20th Jan. 1730, 
Susanna Hutcheson (died 27th Feb. 1758), 
and had issue— George, born 11th March 
1731 ; James, born 2nd July 1732, died 
26th April 1750; Alexander, born 29th 
May 1737; Jean, born 2nd Dec. 1738 
(marr. John Dunlop of Greenock) ; 
Susanna, born 5th Feb. 1743, died 24th 
May 1748; Sarah, born 19th Jan. 1745; 
Helen, born 12th Feb. 1748. — [Steven's 
Mem. of Heriot's Hosp. ; Ferrie's Life of 
Carstairs.~\ 

JAMES MACKNIGHT, called 22nd 
Feb., and ord. 10th May 1753; 
trans, to Jedburgh 30th Nov. 1769. 

JAMES WRIGHT, third son of James 
W., Kirkoswald ; M.A. (Glasgow 
1761); licen. by Presb. of Ayr 31st 
July 1765; pres. by George III. 30th 
March, and ord. 29th Nov. 1770. One 
Sunday forenoon in harvest 1807, he stated 
to his people, after service, "that he con- 
ceived a favourable opportunity to save the 
crops, then in imminent danger, was vouch- 
safed by Providence, from a temporary 
change of weather, and therefore, that 
those who chose to devote the afternoon 
to that work of necessity, might in his 
opinion, do so without violation of the 
Sabbath." Complaint was made to the 
Presb., but on appeal the Synod did not 
in the circumstances disapprove of his sug- 
gestion ; D.D. (St Andrews, 3rd Feb. 1810) ; 



died 20th June 1812. He marr. (1) 26th 
April 1773, Margaret (died 13th March 
1781), daugh. of John Kennedy of Balong, 
and had issue — Margaret, born 8th April 
1774 ; John, born 4th Oct. 1775 ; Ann, 
born 6th Nov. 1776; Jean, born 29th 
March 1778 (marr. Captain George Black, 
54th Regiment) ; Helen, born 8th July 1779 ; 
all of whom, except Jean, died before 26th 
Aug. 1812 : (2) 22nd Sept. 1788, Sarah Mair 
(died at Ayr, 9th March 1819), and had issue 
—Sarah, born 18th Nov. 1790. Publica- 
tions — Three Single Sermons (Edinburgh, 
1780-94); A Recommendation of Brotherly 
Love to which is subjoined an Enquiry 
into the True Design of the Institution of 
Masonry (Edinburgh, 1786) ; An Effectual 
and Practicable Plan of Defence against an 
Invasion (Glasgow, 1797) ; A Treatise on 
the Causes of Sedition, 1798 ; Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, iii.). — 
\Tombst. ; Scots Mag., lxx.] 

CHARLES LOGAN, perhaps son of 
181S Charles L., Sorn ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Paisley 2nd Dec. 1807 ; pres. by George, 
Prince Regent, 27th June 1812 ; ord. 22nd 
April 1813 ; died 14th April 1823, aged 49. 
He marr. 16th Nov. 1813, Margaret (died 
s.p. 16th May 1818), daugh. of James 
M'Clymont.— [Tombst.] 

JOHN PAUL, trans, from Straiton ; 
1823 pres. by George IV. in May, and 
adm. 4th Sept. 1823 ; trans, to St 
Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, 17th April 1828. 

GEORGE GRAY, born 4th Jan. 1798, 
son of John G., architect, Kelso 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh 
licen. by Presb. of Kelso 11th May 1819 
ord. to Eckford 19th Sept. 1822 ; pres. by 
George IV. in May, and adm. 18th Sept. 
1828 ; D.D. (Glasgow, 23rd March 1840) ; 
app. Professor of Oriental Languages, Glas- 
gow, 22nd Nov. 1839 ; died unmarr. at 
Moffat, 24th June 1850. Publication- 
Account of the Parish {New Stat. Ace, v.). 

ANDREW THOMSON, born 10th May 

1840 1815 ' son of Andrew Mitchell T., 

D.D., min. of St George's, Edinburgh ; 

educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. 



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MAYBOLE AND KIRKBRIDE— MAYBOLE WEST [presb. of 



by Presb. of Edinburgh ; pres. by Queen 
Victoria; adm. 12th Nov. 1840. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Maybole 
Free Church, 1843-5 ; believed to have 
been killed by Chinese pirates, 31st Dec. 
1859. He marr. 29th Dec. 1840, Mary (died 
19th Aug. 1898), daugh. of John Thomson, 
Thornhill, Greenock, and had issue — 
Margaret Shaw, born 29th March 1842. 

WILLIAM MENZIES, born at Dun- 
1843 keld ; assistant to the Rector of 
Grammar School there ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1822); 
licen. by Presb. of Dunkeld 29th June 
1819 ; ord. to East Parish, Greenock, 20th 
April 1826 ; pres. by Queen Victoria ; trans, 
and adm. 7th Dec. 1843; D.D. (Glasgow, 
17th March 1851); died 15th April 1870. 
He marr. 10th Oct. 1831, Margaret Pagan, 
who died 17th Aug. 1871, and had issue — 
"William Alfred, born 30th June, and died 
20th July 1832; William Cunningham, 
banker, Halifax, Nova Scotia, born 14th 
June 1833, died at Hyeres, France, 10th 
April 1876 ; Jemima, born 24th June 1834, 
died 3rd June 1835 ; Jane Campbell, born 
3rd March 1836 ; Robert Hair, born 20th 
May 1837, died 27th Sept. 1852 ; Elizabeth 
Pagan, born 12th Aug. 1838, died 29th 
April 1843; Peter Sinclair, min. of St 
George's-in-the-Fields, Glasgow, afterwards 
of Scots Church, Melbourne, born 1st Nov. 
1839; Margaret Pagan, born 21st Feb. 
1841 ; James John, born 14th Feb. 1843 ; 
Janet Helen, born 9th April 1846, died 6th 
Oct. 1858 ; Charles, born 16th April 1847 ; 
Mary Josephine, born 2nd Feb. 1849. — 
[Smith's Scottish Clergy, ii., 386.] 

GEORGE PORTER, born Sornbeg, Gal- 

1870 ston ' 10t ^ ^ e k" 1838 ' secon d son of 
John P., Glasgow, and Anne Smith ; 
educated at Free St Peter's School, High 
School, and Univ. of Glasgow ; B.A. (1859), 
M.A. (1860) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
8th June 1864 ; assistant at St Mary's, 
Dundee ; ord. to Bellahouston 25th Jan. 
1866; trans, and adm. 15th Sept. 1870; 
D.D. (Glasgow 1883); died at Ayr 16th 
Dec. 1919. He marr. 28th June 1877, 
Helen Hester Elizabeth, daugh. of Robert 
Thompson, linen merchant, Coleraine. 



DAVID SWAN, born Greenock 8th Oct. 
1902 18 ?2, son of Andrew S. and Catherine 
Bowes Macfadyen ; educated at 
Greenock Academy, High School, and 
Univ. of Glasgow; M.A (1896), B.D. 
(1898) ; licen. by Presb. of Greenock April 
1898 ; assistant at Hillhead ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 23rd Jan. 1902 ; Chaplain to 
the Forces May 1918. 



MAYBOLE WEST (Q.S.). 

[A church was built here about 1840 by Sir 
Charles Dalrymple Fergusson of Kilkerran, 
Bart. The parish was disjoined from May- 
bole and Kirkoswald 2nd July 1862.] 

JOHN THOMSON, ord. 19th Nov. 1857 ; 
1857 trans, to St Marnoch's, Kilmarnock, 
6th March 1863. 

RODERICK LAWSON, born 1832, 
186S eldest son of John L., Girvan ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow; be- 
came teacher at Falkirk and Blantyre ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh ; ord. 14th 
May 1863 ; res. 12th Nov. 1897 ; died un- 
marr. at Ayr, 26th Feb. 1907. Publications 
— Crossraguel Abbey (Paisley, 1883); The 
Covenanters of Ayrshire (Paisley, 1887; 2nd 
ed., 1904) ; What I saw of India and its 
People (Paisley, 1889) ; The Sacred Places 
of Scotland (Paisley, 1891); The Famous 
Places of Scotland (Paisley, 1893); Glimpses 
of Norway (Paisley, 1895) ; A Minister's 
Life (Paisley, 1895) ; Ailsa Craig : its 
History and Natural History (Paisley, 
1895) ; The Capital of Carrick (Paisley, 
1897); The Famous Places of England 
(Paisley, 1898) ; Reminiscences of Robert 
Wallace, M.P. (Paisley, p.p., 1899); 
Through Eastern Cities (Paisley, 1900); 
Persons who have Influenced my Life 
(Paisley, 1903) ; Catechism on Scripture 
Knowledge (Paisley, n.d.) ; Catechism on 
the Christian Life (Paisley, n.d.); Cate- 
chism on Tem]>erance (Paisley, n.d.) ; many 
others, besides Sermons and Addresses. — 
[A Minister's Life.] 

GEORGE THOMSON, M.A, B.D. ; 
1898 ord. 16th April 1898; trans, to 
Carnbee 17th May 1905. 






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WILLIAM ALEXANDER REID, born 
igo5 Portsoy, 14th Feb. 1864, son of 
Walter R. and Jane Lamb ; edu- 
cated at Gordon's College and Univs. of 
Aberdeen and Edinburgh ; MA. (Aberdeen 
1885); licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh May 
1888 ; assistant at Dalziel, Motherwell ; ord. 
min. of a Presbyterian Church, Port Dal- 
housie, Canada, 1891 ; held charges at 
Pulteney and Buffalo, New York State, 
U.S.A. ; app. missionary at Poona, India, 
1904 ; adm. to this charge 28th Sept. 1905 ; 
res. 14th Nov. 1911. Marr. 24th Sept. 1895, 
Jane, daugh. of John Hay. Publications — 
— Cash is King (London, 1900) ; Christian 
Prayer (Edinburgh, 1905) ; In the Clutches 
of the Cardinal (London, 1911); The Two 
Laws (Philadelphia, 1913 ; Glasgow, 1914) ; 
The Church as it was, is, and should be 
(Paisley, 1919). 

DUNCAN FINDLAY M'LEAN, M.A., 
1912 B.D. ; ord. 16th March 1912 ; trans, 
to Cardonald 16th Sept. 1915. 

ALEXANDER WILLIAMSON, born 
1916 Dundee, 18th May 1879, son of 
Robert W. and Christina Duncan- 
son ; educated at Falkirk High School and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; MA. (1900) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Linlithgow in 1903 ; assistant at 
Dalmarnock in 1903, and St George's-in- 
the-Fields, Glasgow, 1905 ; ord. to Largo- 
ward 28th April 1909 ; trans, and adm. 
11th March 1916. Marr. 7th Sept. 1909, 
Jessie Nimmo, daugh. of Alexander Stir- 
ling, Glasgow. 



MONKTON AND PRESTWICK. 

[These two parishes were united soon 
after 1567. 

Monkton, of old Monks' Presttvick. — The 
rectory of Monks' Prestwick belonged to 
the Abbey of Paisley. Its ancient church, 
now ruined, dedicated to St Cuthbert, was 
used for worship till 1837. The chapel of 
Crosbie, with the lands in the parish of 
Dundonald lying near it, was included in 
Monkton from 1651 to 1688 ; but in the 
latter year all that district was given 



back to Dundonald. Near Adamton, on 
the lands of Ladykirk in this parish, are 
the ruins of the chapel of St Mary called 
Our Lady Kirk of Kyle, a famous place of 
pilgrimage. Dependent on this chapel was 
Our Lady's Chapel on the Lady Isle, some 
three miles off the coast near Troon. 

Prestwick. — In old times this parish was 
commonly called Prestwick Burgh, in 
contrast to Monks' Prestwick. Its church, 
which belonged to the Abbey of Paisley, 
was dedicated to St Nicholas, and on St 
Nicholas' day a fair was held at Prestwick. 
Within the bounds stood St Ninian's Leper 
Hospital of Kilcass, or Kingcais, founded 
by King Robert I. Its Well only now 
remains. A new church for the united 
parishes of Monkton and Prestwick was 
built at Prestwick in 1835.] 

JOHN WYLIE, min. here 2nd Dec. 
1563 15 ^^ > reader from 1567, and also 
of Prestwick from 1574 to 1591. 

NINIAN YOUNG, brother of James Y., 
15 _ 4 min. of Colmonell ; MA. (Glasgow 
1578) ; reader at Ayr, 1580-93 ; held 
the vicarage of Dundonald ; min. here in 
1594 ; died between 1st Sept. 1597 and 
16th May 1598. He marr. Janet, sister of 
John Power, burgess of Ayr, who survived 
him. and had two children. — [Peg. Assig.] 

CLAUD HAMILTON, eldest son of 
- John H. of Newton ; MA. (Glasgow 

1596); adm. about 1599; still min. 
23rd Feb. 1613; alive in 1636. He marr. 
Isabel Hamilton. — [Hamilton's Lanark ; 
Reg. Assig. ; Reg. of Deeds, cci., 70.] 

ROBERT HAMILTON, son of John 
1615 H. in Aitkenhead ; MA. (Glasgow 
1604) ; adm. about 1615. On 25th May 
1642, he admitted that "he had some breif 
notes of his sermon for the help of his 
memorie enclosed in his Byble," and was 
dep. 13th Jan. 1646 for "various mis- 
demeanours." Written sermons (at least 
when they were read) were not popular in 
those days. But sometimes he prepared 
no sermons, if his statement is true, that 
"twenty-six years he had preached by 
reading of Commentaries and bringing no 
Byble to the Kirk at all." The Presb. 



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[ PRESB. OF 



ordered hirn to take the Bible with him, 
when he "did bring a great Kirk-Bible 
with ane selch covering thairon, and in the 
samin had an quair of paper or thairby 
tyed therin, wherin his preachings were 
wreatten, and immediately after reading 
the text, goes to the said paper, and 
turneth the leafs thereof, sometimes ten or 
twelf, sometimes moe, or fewer, as occasion 
serveth, and so insisteth in reading of the 
same, till the tyme of sermon be past ; and 
that after preaching and prayer is endit, 
he layeth the Byble upon the saitt he sitts 
on within the pulpit, and when the psalm 
beginneth to be sung, he taketh the 
wreatten paper out of the Byble, and puts 
it in his berakkines, and leaveth the Bible 
there till he returne the nixt day- and 
practises the same order, and in tyme of 
sermon the most part of the people do 
nothing, but lay wajours upon the turning 
of the pages." He died Sept. 164V, aged 
about 64. He marr. (1) cont. dated 18th 
Oct. 1616, Elizabeth, daugh. of William 
M'Kerrell of Hillhouse : (2) Margaret 
Brown, and had issue — James, apprenticed 
to Robert Sands, merchant, Edinburgh, 7th 
April 1652, served heir to the lands of 
Ladylands, 23rd Aug. 1649 ; John, clerk in 
1648 : (3) Grizel Black, his servant.— [A yr 
Sess. Beg. ; Glasg. Tests. ; Inq. Ret. Ayr, 
43; Bannatyne Miscell., iii. ; Glasg. Com. 
Dec, x., 27th July 1624 ; Ayr Sas., v. 71, 
viii. 179; G. B. Sas., vii., 160; Hewat's 
A Little Scottish World, 59.] 

ROBERT MAXWELL, son of Patrick 
M., tailor and Deacon-convener of 
the Trades in Glasgow, and Bessie 
Boyd, and grandson of John M. of Auld- 
house; M.A. (Glasgow 1637); adm. (col- 
league) in 1640. Refusing to conform to 
Episcopacy he was confined to his parish 
in 1662 ; deprived 11th Oct. 1665, and had 
an indulgence at Craigie in 1672 but did 
not accept ; imprisoned 18th Jan. 1677 for 
holding conventicles; died at Bogton, 
Cathcart, 26th Mar. 1686, aged 75. He marr. 
Margaret, daugh. of Robert Blair of Bank- 
end, and had issue — Robert, merchant, Glas- 
gow.— [Bollok Papers ; Hamilton's Lanark ; 
Wodrow : s Hist., i., 327 ; Baillie's Lett.] 



1676 



ALEXANDER CUNNINGHAM, son 
of William C., merchant, Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh, 27th July 1663); 
min. at Colmonell in 1666 ; trans, and 
adm. before 1676 ; outed at the Revolution ; 
died in 1692, aged about 49. He marr. 
Janet Wemyss, who survived him, and had 
issue — Alexander, Regent in- Edinburgh 
Univ., 1679, died April 1696; Catherine 
(marr. 22nd Feb. 1717, James Laird, wig- 
maker, Edinburgh). — [Edin. Tests. ; Book 
of Old Edin. Club, viii., 100 ; Edin. Marr. 
Beg.] 



1683 



MUIRHEAD. According to 

Robert Simpson, D.D., author of 
Traditions of the Covenanters, this 
charge was held [about 1683] by a min. of 
the name of Muirhead. Nothing authentic 
has been ascertained about him. He is 
said to have met his death at the hands 
of Grierson of Lag and his troopers. — 
[Simpson's Traditions, 367 ; Hewat's A 
Little Scottish World, 187.] ] 

^MATTHEW BAIRD,was officiating as 
a preacher in Ayr in 1682 ; called 
Nov. 1687; ord. 28th March 1688; 

died 17th April 1718. He marr. 1682, Agnes 

M'Cubbin.— [Tombst.] 



1688 



1720 



JOHN FULTON, licen. by Presb. of 
Dunfermline 7th March 1711 ; as- 
sistant to the preceding ; called 14th 
Jan., and ord. 8th Sept. 1720 ; died 26th 
March 1730, aged 46. He marr. Elizabeth 
Wallace, who died 24th July 1764, and 
had issue — Thomas, born 1723, served heir 
4th Feb. 1752.— [Glasg. Tests. ; Tombst.] 



1731 



THOMAS ANDREWS, educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (18th 
June 1713); licen. by Presb. of Edin- 
burgh 18th Oct. 1721 ; ord. to Kilmaronock 
6th May 1724 ; called 25th Feb., trans, and 
adm. 8th July 1731 ; died between 21st 
July and 11th Dec. 1734, aged about 40. 
He marr. Agnes Wallace, and had issue — 
George ; Thomas ; Ann. 

JAMES STIRLING, called 11th Nov. 
1737 1736; ord. 26th April 1737; trans, 
to Outer High Kirk, Glasgow, 29th 
July 1742. 



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1744 



1762 



WILLIAM WALKER, born 10th Nov. 
1719, son of John W., min. of the 
Canongate, Edinburgh ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 26th March 1740; called 17th 
March 1743; pres. by David Blair of 
Adamton ; ord. 10th May 1744 ; trans, 
to Rotterdam 28th May 1760; died 6th 
March 1774. He marr. (1) 26th Sept. 
1749, Susanna Sturraent, widow of Thomas 
Latimer, merchant, Virginia, and had issue 
—John, merchant, born 17th Aug. 1751, 
died in the West Indies ; Mary, born 28th 
June 1753 ; Robert, min. of the Canongate, 
born 30th May 1755; Sarah: (2) 1767, 
Elizabeth Lawson, widow of William 
Robertson, merchant, Rotterdam ; she sur- 
vived him, s.p. — [Ayr Sess. Beg. ; Steven's 
Scot. Church, Rotterdam, 194, 203, 336.] 

JOHN CUNNINGHAME of Bridge- 
house, born 1729, son of Alexander 
C, merchant, Kilmarnock, and Bar- 
bara Hodgert ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (1746); licen. by Presb. 
of Irvine 2nd Jan. 1753 ; ord. to Dalmelling- 
ton 21st Oct. 1756 ; pres. by Thomas, Earl 
of Dundonald, 23rd March 1761 ; trans, and 
adm. 1st July 1762 ; died unmarr. 28th May 
1774. — [Scots Mag., xxiii. ; Tombst.] 

ANDREW MITCHELL, of Avisyard, 
born 1725, second son of Hugh M. 
of Dalgain and Margaret Campbell 
of Fairfield ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Ayr 8th March 1749 ; 
ord. to Muirkirk 11th July 1751 ; pres. by 
Miss Catherine Blair of Adamton Nov. 
1774 ; trans, and adm. 19th Jan. 1775 ; 
D.D. (Edinburgh, 5th March 1784); died 
unmarr. 14th Oct. 1811. He was the 
"Andro Gowk ; ' of The Kirk's Alarm. 
Publications — The Causes of Opposition to 
the Gosjiel, and the Moral Tendency of its 
Doctrines to remove them Considered, a 
sermon (Edinburgh, 1764) ; Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xii.). — [Tombst.; 
Wallace's Burns, iii., 94.] 

JOHN STEEL OUGHTERSON, born 
3rd Dec. 1770, son of Arthur O., min. 
of West Kilbride ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; M.A. (1793) ; ord. to West Kil- 
bride 3rd July 1805 ; pres. by Robert Reid 



1830 



of Adamton 10th March, and adm. 24th 
Sept. 1812 ; died 24th Dec. 1829. He marr. 
24th June 1805, Helen (died s.p. 22nd Jan. 
1825), third daugh. of William Macredie 
of Perce ton. — [Tombst.] 

/ THOMAS BURNS, born at Mossgiel, 
Mauchline, 10th April 1796, third 
son of Gilbert B. and Jean Brecken- 
ridge, and nephew of Robert Burns ; edu- 
cated at Haddington (where Edward Irving 
was his teacher) and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Haddington 3rd Dec. 
1822 ; tutor in the family of Sir Hew 
Dalrymple, North Berwick ; ord. to Ballan- 
trae 13th April 1826 ; pres. by Robert Reid 
of Adamton 23rd Jan., and trans, and adm. 
18th May 1830. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843; min. of Monkton Free Church, 
1843-6; adm. to Free Church, Portobello, 
25th June 1846. In 1847 he left for Otago, 
New Zealand, where he was from 1848 to 
1854 the sole rnin. of the Scottish colonists ; 
D.D. (Edinburgh 1860) ; first Chancellor of 
Otago Univ., 1869 ; died 22nd Jan. 1871. 
A monument to him occupies a prominent 
site in Dunedin. He marr. 4th Jan. 1830, 
Clementina (died 19th July 1878), daugh. of 
James Francis Grant, rector of Merston, 
Sussex, and niece of preceding min., and 
had issue— Arthur John, born 22nd Oct. 
1830; Clementina, born 24th July 1832 
(marr. 14th June 1848, A. J. Ellis, Col- 
lector of Customs) ; Jane, born 23rd Jan. 
1835 (marr. 21st May 1856, William Banner- 
man, min. of Presbyterian Church, Toko- 
mairiro and Clutha, New Zealand) ; Ann, 
born 25th June, and died 1st Dec. 1837 ; 
Annie, born 20th July 1839 (marr. Henry 
Livingstone) ; Frances, born 25th Oct. 1841 
(marr. Alexander Livingstone) ; Agnes; Isa- 
bella (marr. Alexander Stevenson, Dunedin). 
Publication — Account of the Parish {New 
Stat. Ace, v.). — [Fifty Years Syne {Jubilee 
Memorial of Presbyterian Church of Otago) 
(1898).] 

GEORGE JAMES LAWRIE, born 20th 
Nov. 1796, son of Archibald L., D.D., 

I04.O _ . 

min. of Loudoun ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; Snell Exhibitioner, Balliol 
College, Oxford (1816-18) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Irvine in 1822 ; ord. (by Presb. of Irvine) 



58 MONKTON AND PRESTWICK— MUIRKIRK OF KYLE [presb. of 



junior chaplain at Madras, Nov. 1823 ; app. 
chaplain in 1830 ; res. in 1838 ; became 
farmer at Castlecary, Galloway ; pres. by 
John, second Marquess of Bute ; adm. 2nd 
Nov. 1843; D.D. (Glasgow 1828); died at 
Hythe, Kent, 14th Feb. 1878. He marr. 
21st Aug. 1827, Laura Louisa (died 25th 
April 1898), second daugh. of Samuel 
Ludlow, Presidency Surgeon, Delhi, and 
had issue — Mary Louisa, born 2nd Jan. 
1834 (marr. 6th April 1858, Edmund Lewis 
Hooper, schoolmaster, London) ; Annie 
Adair, born 26th Aug. 1835, died 26th 
April 1919 (marr. 18th April 1860, Henry 
Bean Mackeson, Hythe) ; Harriet Dalma- 
hoy, born 19th Dec. 1837, died 31st Jan. 
1846 ; Flora Hastings, born 25th April 1841 
(marr. 24th Dec. 1867, Thomas Shelford, 
Singapore). Publication — Songs and Mis- 
cellaneous Pieces (Ayr, 1874). He was 
author of the song, " Hae ye mind o' lang 
lang syne." — [Modern Scottish Poets, x., 35 ; 
Addison's Snell Exhibitions, pp. 97-8 ; The 
Burns Country, 199.] 

WALTER FOTHERLNGHAM LOR- 
RAINE, ord. to St Columba's, Oban, 
21st March 1877 ; trans, and adm. 

25th April 1878 ; died unmarr., 7th Jan. 

1880. 

JOHN PATRICK, M.A., B.D. ; trans, 
from High Kirk, Kilmarnock, and 
adm. 13th May 1880; trans, to 
Greenside, Edinburgh, 28th Dec. 1887. 

DAVID ALLAN REID, born Carlisle, 
1888 20th Aug. 1858, son of John R. 
and Janet Robertson ; educated at 
Greenock Schools and Univ. of Glasgow; 
MA. (1884), B.D. (1887); licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow June 1887 ; assistant at North 
Leith ; ord. 9th May 1888. 



PRESTWICK— ST NICHOLAS 

(Q.S.). 

[Within the parish stands, roofless but well 
preserved, the ancient church of St Nicholas. 
It is a building of the twelfth century, but 
a good deal altered in later times. Till 
1837 it was the parish church of Prestwick. 



1878 



1880 



A new church at Prestwick was built chiefly 
through the munificence of William Weir 
of Kildonan and opened in 1908. The 
parish was disjoined from Monkton and 
erected by the Court of Teinds, 19th 
March 1909.] 

ROBERT i LEGGAT, a Romish priest 
1567 W ^° con f° rme d an d was reader in 
1567. 



JAMES MONTGOMERY CRAW- 
lgo8 FORD, born 19th Nov. 1864, son 
of Robert O, Ayr, and Jean Mont- 
gomery ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Paisley in 1891 ; assist- 
ant at St Vincent's, Glasgow, 1891 ; ord. to 
Lerwick 8th June 1893; trans, to Scotstoun 
3rd Oct. 1901 ; ind. 3rd Dec. 1908. Marr. 
2nd June 1899, Martha Bowman, eldest 
daugh. of Alexander Campbell, Annfield, 
Bishopbriggs, and has issue — Margaret 
Murdoch, born 10th March 1900 ; Robert, 
born and died 20th Jan. 1901 ; James 
Montgomery, born 2nd May 1902; Alex- 
ander Campbell, born 12th Aug. 1903, died 
4th Sept. 1909 ; John, born 14th Feb. 1906, 
died 7th April 1907 ; Jean Montgomery, 
born 17th Feb. 1911. Publication — The 
Parish of Lemvick [1701-1901] (Lerwick, 
1901). 



MUIRKIRK OF KYLE. 

[Muirkirk was disjoined from Mauchline 
on 29th July 1631. Its severance was 
ratified by Act of Parliament on 28th June 
1633. For a long time the parish church 
was commonly known as the Kirk of the 
Muir. On the farm of Priesthill in the 
parish is a monument in memory of John 
Brown, carrier there, who, on the first of 
May 1685, Claverhouse caused to be shot 
before his own door, in presence of his 
wife and children. The church of Muir- 
kirk was rebuilt in 1812. There is a 
mission chapel in the parish at Karnes.] 

JAMES CAMPBELL, reader 1576 to 
1576 1591. 



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JOHN REID, heritor of the two merk- 
land, called the Pennyland, 25th Nov. 
1631 ; adm. in 1631 ; did not conform 
in 1662, yet was allowed to remain by con- 
nivance ; complained against by the Synod 
22nd Oct. 1674. He marr., and had issue — 
Elspeth (marr., cont. 13th July 1660, John, 
eldest son of James Reid in Dernielaw. — 
[Sed.-book of Teinds ; Wodrow's Hist., i., 
327 ; Beg. of Deeds, Mack., 13th Nov. 1664.] 

HUGH CAMPBELL, probably son of 
1662 Hugh C. of Netherplace, and Janet 
Campbell; M.A. (Glasgow 1654); 
deprived by Act of Parliament 11th June, 
and Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; 
was confined to the parish ; ordered to be 
summoned 15th July 1675, for baptizing 
and marrying irregularly, and 5th June 
1676 for preaching without a presentation. 
His life was in serious danger in 1678 owing 
to a design of the more violent opponents 
of the indulgence, but their scheme was 
defeated by the action of James, Earl of 
Loudoun. Again min. in 1687. 

JAMES GRAY, a native of Aberdeen ; 
1684 educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen; M.A. (11th July 1676); he 
was min. here in 1684, when he was aged 
25, and unmarr., but did not reside in the 
parish ; deserted his charge at the Revolu- 
tion, and was deprived by Act of Parlia- 
ment 25th April 1690, restoring the Presby- 
terian mins. He became agent of the 
Episcopal party in London, for which he 
received from the Government £100 yearly. 
In 1705 he intruded at Logiebride, Perth- 
shire. — [Kilconquhar Sess.', Reg. ; Wodrow's 
Anal., ii., 278 ; Brit, and For. Evang. Bev., 
xiii. ; P. C. Acta, 3rd April 1705.] 

HUGH CAMPBELL, M.A.; above 
16QtJ noticed ; returned and preached in 
his house at Netherwood after the 
grant of liberty 5th July 1687 ; died Jan. 
1714, aged about 80. He marr. (1) Bessie 
Reid, who died 2nd Oct. 1673, and had 
issue — John; George of Waterhaugbs, 
served heir 26th Feb. 1718; James; 
Mungo; Thomas; Hugh; James; Marion: 
(2) Rebecca Carmichael, and had issue — 
Janet : (3) 14th May 1695, Agnes Camp- 



bell.— [Wodrow's Hist., ii., 123, 296, 323; 
Macgill's Life of Hugh Heugh, D.D. ; 
Tombst. ; Ayr Sas., vii., 436.] 

ALEXANDER ORR, called 4th Oct. 
1717 1716 ; ord. 5th June 1717 ; trans, to 
Hoddam 10th July 1729. 

JOHN CAMPBELL, called 15th Jan., 
1?30 and ord. 12th May 1730; trans, to 
Galston 27th Nov. 1735. 

WILLIAM YOUNGER, M.A. (Glasgow, 
1737 13th April 1715) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Biggar 15th Oct. 1730; called 22nd 
Oct. 1736 ; ord. 10th Feb. 1737 ; died 17th 
Sept. 1750, aged 58. He marr. 2nd June 
1742, Margaret (died 21st Oct. 1758), third 
daugh. of Hugh Mitchell of Dalgain, and had 
issue — Janet ; Jean, born 3rd June 1746. — 
[Tombst. (Glasg. Cath. Bur. Ground).] 

ANDREW MITCHELL, M.A. ; called 
17 5th March, and ord. 11th July 1751 ; 
trans, to Monkton and Prestwick 
19th Jan. 1775. 

JOHN SHEPHERD, born 21st May 

1775 1741, son of George S., min. of 
Newbattle ; educated at Univ. of 

Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 
7th Aug. 1764 ; ord. by Scots Presb. in 
London 20th Oct. 1772 ; min. of a Presby- 
terian Congregation at Hemel Hempstead, 
Hants ; pres. by John, Earl of Loudoun, 
16th March, and adm. 21st Sept. 1775; 
died unmarr., 14th Aug. 1799. Publication 
— Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, vii.). — [Tombst] 

WILLIAM RUTHERFORD, M.A. ; 
i8oo li cei1, by Presb. of Caithness 25th 
Aug. 1767 ; ord. by the Scots Presb. 
of London, min. of a Presbyterian congre- 
gation at Uxbridge. There also he kept 
a school ; D.D. (St Andrews 1784) ; became 
assistant at Kelso 2nd Nov. 1795 ; pres. by 
Flora, Countess of Loudoun, and her 
curators in Jan., and adm. 10th April 
1800; died 1st Sept. 1820, aged 74. He 
marr. (1) a lady whose name has not been 
ascertained, and had issue — William, born 

1776 ; Mary, born 1778 : (2) 23rd July 1801, 
Elizabeth, daugh. of William Scott of 
Knockenstobo. Publications — Two Single 



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MUIRKIRK OF KYLE— OCHILTREE 



[PRESB. OF 



Sermons (London, 1781 ; Kilmarnock, 1810) ; 
Element* of Latin Grammar (1787) ; A 
Vieiv of Ancient History, including the 
Progress of Literature and the Fine Arts 
[believed by his friends to have been written 
by John Logan, min. of Leith], 2 vols. 
(London, 1788-91). — [Kelso Presb. Beg.; 
Tomhst.] 

" ALEXANDER BROWN, born in parish 
1814 °^ Tongland, 1785 ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Kirkcudbright 15th June 1809 ; assistant 
at St Quivox ; pres. by commissioners of 
Flora, Countess of Loudoun, 19th Feb., 
and ord. (assistant and successor) 30th 
June 1814 ; died 2nd Dec. 1831. He marr. 

(1) 29th June 1813, Grace Gordon, who 
died at Ayr 17th May 1814, and had issue 
— Grace, born 9th May 1814 (marr. 11th 
June 1839, Robert Robertson, writer, Ayr) : 

(2) 14th Nov. 1820, Margaret (died 20th 
Aug. 1837), daugh. of John Loch of Rachan, 
parish of Broughton. Publication — Account 
of the Parish {New Stat. Ace, v.). 

JAMES SYMINGTON, born Douglas, 
1832 L anar kshire, 1785 ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Lanark 8th Sept. 1819; assistant at 
Douglas and Mauchline; pres. by Flora, 
Marchioness of Hastings, 15th March, and 
ord. 27th Sept. 1832; died 5th Oct. 1852. 
He marr. 18th Oct. 1836, Mary Gordon, 
who died 13th Nov. 1884, and had issue- 
Elizabeth, born 15th Nov. 1837 (marr. 
William Smith, min. of Douglas) ; William, 
born 21st Aug. 1839 ; Grace, born 12th Feb. 
1841 ; James, min. of Leadhills, born 26th 
Sept. 1842; John, born 10th Oct. 1845; 
Campbell, born 9th March 1847. 

ALEXANDER JOHNSTON, licen. by 
1853 Presb. of Linlithgow 18th Jan. 1848 ; 
pres. by Henry, fourth Marquess of 
Hastings ; ord. 3rd March 1853 ; died 25th 
April 1866. He marr. 25th Jan. 1854, Mary 
Shaw, who died 27th Oct. 1861, and had 
issue— Sarah, born 15th July 1858. 

LEWIS BEATON, M.A. ; pres. by 
1867 Henp y> fourth Marquess of Hastings, 
and ord. 10th Jan. 1867; trans, to 
Carnwath 1st Aug. 1878. 



ROBERT MONTGOMERY, born South- 
187g end, Argyllshire, 5th June 1848, son 
of Duncan M. and Flora Hawthorn ; 
educated at Southend School and Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (1875), B.D. (1877); licen. 
by Presb. of Kintyre 26th Sept. 1877; 
missionary at Kinning Park and St 
Columba's Church, Glasgow ; ord. 9th Jan. 
1879; res. 17th May, and died 22nd Nov. 
1910. He marr. 11th March 1879, Annie 
Vallance, daugh. of James Bardner, and 
had issue — Duncan Chrystal, born 9th Dec. 
1879 ; James Bardner, born 22nd April 
1881 ; Robert, born 10th Sept. 1882 ; 
Hugh Hawthorn, born 30th Sept., and 
died 23rd Nov. 1884; Norman, born 23rd 
Aug. 1888 ; Archibald William, born 13th 
Sept. 1890 ; Leslie Balfour, born 14th April 
1892 ; Isobel Flora, born 9th March 1894 ; 
Donald Vallance, born 12th June 1897. 

JOHN HENDERSON, born Morebattle, 
28th Dec. 1873, son of James H., 
schoolmaster, and Janet Hunter ; 
educated at Morebattle Public School and 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1893), B.D. 
(1896) ; licen. by Presb. of Kelso 5th May 
1896 ; assistant at Townhead, Glasgow, 
Sept. 1896 ; ord. to Cowdenbeath 13th Oct. 
1898; trans, and adm. 21st Sept. 1910. 
Marr. 6th June 1900, Ina Joan Noble, 
daugh. of Thomas Campbell, Shanghai, 
and has issue — Barbara Bonnar, born 11th 
May 1901 ; Janet Hunter, born 6th Nov. 
1904 ; James Ogilvy, born 25th April 1910 ; 
Ina Jane Noble, born 30th Sept. 1915. 



OCHILTREE. 

[The vicarage of Ochiltree belonged to 
the Abbey of Melrose. Its church was 
dedicated to St Conal, and contained an 
altar of St Mary. Within the church of 
Ochiltree, in March 1564, John Knox was 
marr. to his second •wife, Margaret, daugh. 
of Andrew, Lord Ochiltree. In 1789 the 
Parish Church was rebuilt. Its founda- 
tion was laid by James Boswell, the 
biographer of Dr Johnson.] 



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EOBERT HAMILTON, app. 2nd July 
by the Assembly to preach in the 
unplanted kirks of Carrick suc- 
cessively till next Assembly, and (29th Dec 
1562) to be present, with others, at the 
inauguration of a superintendent, which, 
however, did not take place ; trans, to 
Irvine about 1566. 



1567 



JOHN INGLIS, min. in 1567, with 
Cumnock and Auchinleck also in 
his charge ; was a member of the 
Convention at Leith in 1571, and of the 
Assembly in March 1572 ; removed to 
Auchinleck before 1574, but returned after 
1580 ; was one of the commissioners named 
by the Privy Council 6th March 1589 for 
the preservation of true religion in the 
bailiary of Kyle ; was nominated constant 
Moderator of the Presb. by General 
Assembly in 1606 ; still min. in 1608. He 
marr. Agnes Grosar, and had issue — John, 
apprenticed to Robert Verner, skinner, 
20th Jan. 1586-7 ; Joseph, apprenticed to 
Robert Graham, tailor, 25th Feb. 1589-90 ; 
Daniel, apprenticed to John Skinner, 1st 
April 1607 ; Samuel, apprenticed to Patrick 
Hepburn, apothecary, 26th Dec. 1610 ; 
William, apprenticed to Thomas Finnie, 
tailor, 8th Sept. 1613.— [Reg. Min.; Reg. 
of Deeds, xli. ; Lochleven Papers ; Calder- 
wood's Hist., iv., 570 ; Edin. Apprentice 
Reg.] 

JOHN FERGUSHILL, M.A., min. in 
1614 ^* 4 » deprived by the Court of 
High Commission 28th March 1620, 
and warded at Perth. He was a member 
of Assembly in 1638; trans, to Ayr 14th 
Nov. 1639. 

v JOHN BLYTH, born 1604, son of Henry 
1641 ■^•' m * n * °^ Eccles ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (24th 
July 1630) ; was on the Exercise at Kirk- 
caldy 7th Jan. 1636 ; adm. 27th May 1641 '; 
coll. 29th Nov. 1643; died April 1665 — 
[Glasg. Tests.] 

ROBERT MILLER, son of Andrew M., 
1661 min. of Girvan ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow, where he was a dis- 
tinguished student ; adm. (probably col- 
league) between 24th Nov. and 15 th Dec. 



1661 ; deprived by Act of Parliament 11th 
June, and Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 
1662 ; went to Holland and France ; obtained 
the degree of M.D. in 1668 ; returned under 
an indulgence from the Privy Council 27th 
July 1669, but was fined by them, 8th July 
1673, for not keeping the anniversary of the 
Restoration. Accused at the Synod, 22nd 
Oct. 1674, of not observing the instructions 
prescribed by the Privy Council ; he was 
libelled 3rd Nov. 1681 and 17th Dec. 1683, 
although the Lord Advocate declared he 
"had behaved himself loyally and duti- 
fully in reading the proclamation and 
declaration anent the Plot, and preaching 
against it," and he was ordered to find 
caution in 3000 merks to appear when 
called. He died in 1685. He marr. (1) 
Margaret, daugh. of Gilbert Kennedy of 
Girvanmains ; (2) Grizel, daugh. of Colonel 
Hugh Cochrane, brother of William, Earl 
of Dundonald, and had issue — Robert, 
min. of St Quivox; William, M.D. : John, 
min. of Neilston ; Hugh ; Margaret ; 
Katherine ; Mary ; Jean. — [Wodrow ; s Hist., 
ii., 132; Nisbet's Her., ii., 42; Reg. Old 
Dec, i.] 



1672 



[PATRICK PEACOCK, M.A., formerly 
min. of Kirkmabreck ; had an in- 
dulgence here conjointly with pre- 
ceding 3rd Sept. 1672, but apparently did 
not accept as he went to Ireland and was 
chaplain at Killyleagh Castle. — [Wodrow's 
Hist., ii., 204; Reid's Ireland, ii., 519.]] 

JOHN MITCHELL, called in Feb., 
16go adm. 29th, died 30th April 1690 
(probably the shortest incumbency in 
the church). He left a widow. 



1695 



MATTHEW COUPER, trans, from 
Lilliesleaf and adm. 21st Aug. 
1695 ; trans, to Kinfauns 12th Sept. 
1700. 

SAMUEL LOCKHART, educated at 
„ Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. 
of Ayr 7th Feb. 1705; called 3rd 
May, and ord. 12th Sept. 1 705 ; died 8th 
March 1724, aged 48. He marr., cont. 16th 
March 1709, Ann, daugh. of Alexander Orr, 
min. of St Quivox, and had issue — Alex- 



62 



OCHILTREE 



[PEESB. OF 



1725 



1786 



ander; Mary (rnarr. pro. 18th Jan. 1736, 
Bailie William Adie, merchant, Dun- 
fermline) ; Alexander ; Margaret ; James ; 
Samuel; Janet.— [Tombst.; Ayr Sher. Court 
Books, 27th May 1734.] 

GEORGE REID, born 1696, son of 
Alexander R., covenanter, tenant in 
Easter Mains, Uphall Parish, and 
Margaret Storie ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 30th 
May 1723) ; licen. by. Presb. of Linlithgow 
30th Oct. 1723 ; became chaplain to James 
Boswell of Auchinleck; called 7th Jan., 
and ord. 16th June 1725 ; died Father of 
the Church 6th April 1786. He marr. 
24th Nov. 1746, Jane (died 8th Oct. 1770), 
daugh. of George Campbell of Treesbank, 
and had issue— Alexander ; James, born 
15th May 1754, died 7th Dec. 1762; George 
of Ratho.— [Tombst. ; Wodrow's Anal.] 

DAVID GRANT, born in parish of 
Madderty, 9th April 1750 ; educated 
at Univs. of St Andrews and Edin- 
burgh ; sometime teacher in George 
Watson's Hospital; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 29th July 1778 ; ord. to Groat 
Market Presbyterian Congregation, New- 
castle-on-Tyne, 14th Nov. 1781 ; adm. to 
Ettrick 4th May 1786 ; pres. by Elizabeth, 
Countess Dowager of Glencairn, 19th Aug., 
and adm. 14th Dec. 1786; died 16th July 
1791. He marr. 1783, the sister of Sir 
Thomas Mills, Knight. She died April 
1785, and had issue — an only child, James, 
born 3rd April 1784. Publications— The 
Living Manners of the Times (Edinburgh, 
1779) ; The Necessity and Advantages of 
Religious Consideration (Edinburgh, 1782) ; 
Sermons, Doctrinal and Practical, 2 vols. 
(Newcastle, 1785; Ayr, 1793).— [Tombst. ; 
Sermons, ii. ; Hist. Memorials of Presby- 
terianism in Newcastle-up>on-Tyne, 75.] 

WILLIAM THOMSON, M.A. ; school- 
i"792 mas * er °f Kirkpatrick - Fleming, 
and afterwards teacher in George 
Heriot's Hospital, Edinburgh, 8th Oct. 1787 ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 22nd April 
1789 ; pres. by Elizabeth, Countess Dowager 
of Glencairn, Oct. 1789; ord. 12th April 
1792; died at Glasgow, 26th Aug. 1817, 
aged 55. He marr. 13th Sept. 1792, Eliza- 



beth Johnston, who died 31st Aug. 1801, 
and had issue — Margaret, born 10th July 
1793, died 24th May 1823 ; Jean, born 15th 
Sept. 1795, died 16th June 1822; Eliza- 
beth, born 26th Dec. 1797; Mary, born 24th 
June 1800. Publications — A Scripture 
Defence of Christ's Supreme Divinity (Ayr, 
1793); A Treatise on the Atonement of 
Christ (Ayr, 1797); The New Testament 
translated from the Greek, and the four 
Gosjyels arranged in harmony, with Pre- 
liminary Observations, and Notes, Critical 
and Explanatory, 3 vols. (Kilmarnock, 
1816) ; The Spirit's Standard, a sermon, 
with a sketch of his Life and Writings 
(Glasgow, 1817) ; Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, v., xxi.).— [M'Farlan's 
Serm. ; Steven's Mem. of Heriot ; Tombst.] 

JOHN LINDSAY, licen. by Presb. of 
lgl8 Edinburgh 28th April 1790 ; ord. to 
Auchinleck 29th Aug. 1793 ; pres. 
by Alexander Boswell of Auchinleck 20th 
Jan., and adm. 5th June 1818 ; died 6th 
July 1832. He marr. 28th April 1802, 
Janet Blackstock, who died s.p. 16th 'Nov. 
1842. 

. JAMES BOYD, trans, from Auchinleck ; 
pres. by the Presb. jure devoluto 30th 
Jan., and adm. 18th April 1833 ; 

trans, to Tron Parish, Glasgow, 18th April 

1844. 

WILLIAM MONTGOMERY WALKER, 

1844 born Irvine ' 18tn Feb. 1805 > fourth 
son of Thomas W., M.D., Irvine, and 
Mary, daugh. of Charles Fleeming, M.D., 
R.N. ; educated at Irvine Grammar School 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Irvine in 1829 ; assistant at St George's 
Parish, Glasgow ; ord. to Scots Church, 
Huntingdon, Montreal, Canada, 5th Nov. 
1834 ; pres. by John, second Marquess of 
Bute; adm. 15th Aug. 1844; died 24th 
April 1880. A. K. H. B. describes him " as 
the best preacher I ever heard, the truest 
genius I ever knew." He marr. 20th Nov. 
1835, Jane Walker (died 13th Nov. 1891), 
daugh. of Hugh Barr of Hillside, Hunt- 
ingdon, Quebec, and had issue — Mary 
Fleeming, born 1st Jan. 1838 (marr. James 
Wilson, min. of St Quivox); Margaret 



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Laird, born 3rd Oct. 1839 : Thomas, min. of 
Dairy, born 23rd Sept. 1841 ; Jane, born 
21st Sept. 1844 ; William Hugh, M.P.P. for 
Co. of Huntingdon, Canada, born 25th July 
1847 ; Josiah Charles, born 6th May 1851, 
died young ; Frances Hunter, born 21st 
Oct. 1854; Patrick Hunter, M.B., CM., 
district surgeon, Tembuland, South Africa, 
born 15th April 1858.— ["Churchmen who 
never got their Due," by A. K. H. B., in The 
Scottish Church, ii., 260-6.] 

NIEL MACKAY, born Southend, Kin- 

1880 tyre ' 14th 0ct * 1851 ' son of Peter M> 
and Janet M'Kerrell ; educated at 

Southend Public School and Univ. of 

Glasgow ; M.A. (1875), B.D. (1878) ; Keen. 

by Presb. of Kintyre 8th Sept. 1878; 

assistant at Milton and Hillhead parishes, 

Glasgow; ord. 15th Sept. 1880. Marr. 

10th Aug. 1882, Teresa Kossuth, daugh. of 

Duncan Forbes. 



PATNA (Q.S.). 

[A church was built here in 1837. On 
2nd July 1877 the parish of Patna was 
disjoined from Dalmellington, Dairy mple, 
Kirkmichael, and Straiton.] 

JOHN SPEIRS, born Lochwinnoch, 
1804, eldest son of Matthew S., 
farmer ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; licen. by Presb. of Greenock ; ord. 
29th April 1841. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843 ; min. of Free Church, Kinglassie, 
1845-78; died 8th Feb. 1878. He marr. 
1852, Elizabeth S. Laird. 



1841 



THOMAS EASTON MACFADYEAN, 
1849 son of John M., merchant, Glasgow ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow 5th May 1847 ; ord. 
15th March 1849 ; res. 1876 ; died unmarr. 
at Prestwick 20th Jan. 1877. 

ALEXANDER ROBERTSON GIBSON, 
1876 ord. 27th March 1876 ; first min. of 
the parish ; trans, to Carnoustie 7th 
Jan. 1880. 

CHARLES STEWART RUSSELL, ord. 
1880 3rd May 1880; trans, to Stair 3rd 
July 1884. 



WILLIAM HENDRY, born Keith, 
1884 19th July 1852, son of William H. 
educated at Univ. of Aberdeen 
M.A. (1874), B.D. (1880) ; licen. by Presb 
of Forres 4th May 1880; ord. 4th Dec 
1884; died unmarr. 21st Nov. 1895. 

ANDREW EWING WALLACE, M.A. ; 
18g6 ord. 14th May 1896 ; trans, to Duns 
15th March 1907. 

DAVID JOHN MACLAREN,M.A.,ord. 
lgo7 25th July 1907; trans, to Trinity 
Gask, 21st Sept. 1916. 

ROBERT WOOD, M.A., ord. 1st Feb. 
1917 ; trans, to Newtyle, 16th May 



1917 



1919. 



1919 



DOUGLAS DICKSON ROBERTSON, 
born Glasgow, 17th Jan. 1886, son 
of Thomas Whitelaw R. and Rebecca 
Murray ; educated at Hutcheson's Gram- 
mar School and Univ. of Glasgow, M.A. 
(1907); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 11th 
May 1911 ; assistant at Blackfriars, 
Glasgow, and St Columba's, Pont Street, 
London ; ord. 3rd Sept. 1919. Marr. 14th 
Oct. 1919, Dora Selkirk, M.A., daugh. of 
Robert Stephen Henderson and Maggie 
Storrar Selkirk. 



RICCARTON. 

[From 1229 to 1238 the church of Ric- 
carton belonged to the priory of Dalmulin. 
From 1238 to 1560 it was in the possession 
of the Abbey of Paisley. Sometime after 
1578 the parishes of Craigie and Riccarton 
were united. They were severed again in 
1648. In 1823 Riccarton church was re- 
built on a new site, which is now within 
the burgh of Kilmarnock.] 
1578 JOHN TURBAT, reader in 1578. 



HUGH CAMPBELL, son of William, 
1650 son °^ Charles C. of Horsecleugh ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1646) ; adm. 4th Sept. 1650 ; deprived by 
Act of Parliament 11th June, and Decreet 
of Privy Council 1st May 1662; was accused 
March 1669 of preaching and baptizing 
irregularly ; returned under an indulgence 



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[PRESB. OF 



by Privy Council 3rd Sept. 1672, but was 
accused by the Diocesan Synod, 22nd Oct. 
1674, of baptizing irregularly. He returned 
in 1687. 



1663 



ALEXANDER OGILVIE got a testi- 
monial 31st March. 1663 ; adm. 
thereafter; trans, to Stewarton in 
1666.— [Glasg. Cornm. Dec, 14th July 1666.] 

ANDREW WILSON, adm. before 20th 
1668 Jan. 1668. — [Glasg. Comm. Dec] 

HUGH CRAUFURD, M.A., formerly of 
New Cumnock ; had an indulgence 
jointly with preceding by Privy 
Council 3rd Sept. 1672 ; was cited to 
appear before Privy Council 11th Aug. 
1677, and his cautioners also 31st Aug. 
1681. He returned to New Cumnock 
in 1688. 

JOHN ARBUCKLE, MA. (Glasgow 
1663); adm. to Stranraer in 1668; 
trans, to Monigaff in 1669 ; trans, 
to Craigie in 1681 ; had sasine of an annual 
rent of £64 Scots from lands of Bellshill 
about 1685 ; trans, hereabout 1686 ; dem. in 
1689 ; buried in Cathedral burying-ground, 
Glasgow, 27th Oct. 1717. He marr. 
Katherine Hamilton, who was buried 13th 
Dec. 1718, and had issue — James ; William. 
—[Treas. Sed.-Booh, 28th Feb. 1696; Acts 
and Dec, Dal., 15th June 1692 ; Ayr Sheriff 
Court Book, 22nd June 1698.] 

HUGH CAMPBELL, M.A., above 
168l _ mentioned ; returned before 3rd 
Aug. 1687 ; died after 7th Oct. 1690, 
aged about 64. He marr. Elizabeth Cath- 
cart, and had issue — James of Little 
Cessnock. 

ROBERT CUMIN, born 1660 ; studied 

16g5 at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 

1676-80; called Dec. 1694; ord. 1st 

May 1695 ; died 8th April 1739— [Tombst.] 

JOHN CAMPBELL, son of George C. 
173Q of Treesbank, and Ann Boswell ; 
licen. by Presb. of Ayr 26th April 
1738 ; called (colleague and successor) 23rd 
Jan., and ord. 10th May 1739; died 3rd 
April 1761. 



ALEXANDER MOODIE, born 1728, 
17 2 fourth son of Hugh M., gardener, 
Kilwinning ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 5th 
Feb. 1754 ; ord. to Second Charge, Culross, 
26th Sept. 1759; pres. by Sir Alexander 
Dick of Prestonfield, Bart., Sept. 1761 ; 
adm. 8th April 1762 ; died 15th Feb. 1799. 
He marr. 6th March 1763, Janet (died 
16th Sept. 1772, aged 41), daugh. of John 
Wilson, merchant, Glasgow, and had issue 
— Hannah, born 3rd Jan. 1764 ; John, min. 
of this parish ; Hugh, merchant, Glasgow, 
born 14th Sept. 1767 ; Alexander, born 
27th May, died 1st Sept. 1769; Walter, 
merchant, Glasgow, born 10th Oct. 1771. 
Publication — Account of the Parish (Sin- 
clair's Stat. Ace, vi.). — [Tombst.] 



1799 



JOHN MOODIE, born 20th Nov. 1765, 
eldest son of preceding ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Ayr 4th May 1791 ; pres. by Sir William 
Cuninghame of Caprington, Bart., in April, 
and ord. 19th Sept. 1799 ; died 26th Jan. 
1837. He marr. (1) 2nd April 1801, Henri- 
etta (died 24th Jan. 1802), daugh. of John 
Robertson, min. of Kilmarnock : (2) 5th 
Dec. 1803, Margaret Isabella (died 3rd Jan. 
1829), eldest daugh. of George Smith, D.D., 
min. of Galston, and had issue — Marion, 
born 3rd Feb. 1805, died 6th March 1825 ; 
Henrietta Robertson, born 11th Aug. 1806 ; 
Alexander, born 25th April 1810, died 28th 
March 1825 ; George, born 6th Feb. 1812, 
died 8th Feb. 1825 ; John, merchant, 
Glasgow, born 12th Oct. 1814; Janet, born 
1st Sept. 1816 ; Elizabeth, born 22nd March 
1818, died 30th May 1834 ; Hugh, born 14th 
Nov. 1819, died 12th March 1825. 



JAMES PORTEOUS, pres. by John 
1837 Smith Cuninghame of Caprington 
8th March, and ord. 17th Aug. 1837 ; 
trans, to Prestonkirk 27th Sept. 1843. 



WILLIAM JEFFREY, son of Peter J. 
and Janet Fotheringham ; licen. by 
Presb. of Stirling; ord. 22nd Feb. 
1844; died s.p. 5th Feb. 1876. 



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1905 



EMMANUEL MORGAN, born Dun- 
fermline 27th April 1848, son of 
1876 James M. and Margaret M'lver ; 
educated at Saline Parish School and Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edin- 
burgh 18th June 1875 ; assistant at St 
John's Parish, Edinburgh, and in this 
parish; ord. 7th Sept. 1876; res. 16th 
May 1905, and dem. his status as min. 

DAVID JACKSON TWEEDIE, born 
Edinburgh, 17th Oct. 1870, son of 
David T. and Jemima Reid ; edu- 
cated at Carriden School and Univ. of 
Edinburgh; M.A. (1895); licen. by Presb. 
of St Andrews May 1904 ; assistant at St 
Andrew's, Edinburgh ; ord. 9th Nov. 1905 ; 
trans, to Stichill and Hume 6th June 
1917. Marr. 13th April 1897, Jessie 
Fleming, daugh. of Robert Allison, Kil- 
marnock, and has issue— Jeanie Allison, 
born 29th Oct. 1898; David Reid, born 
3rd Oct. 1901. 

BERRY PRESTON, born Springburn, 
3rd Dec. 1881 ; son of William P. and 
Martha Hall ; certificated teacher in 
Whifflet Public School, Coatbridge, 1906-7 ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1906), 
B.D. (1910); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
March 1910 ; assistant at Stevenston April 
1910 to Feb. 1911 ; locum tenens Calcutta 
Jute Mills and Steamers Presbyterian 
Mission Feb. 1911 to Aug. 1912; assistant 
at Springburn ; ord. to Springburn 3rd 
April 1913 ; trans, and adm. 24th Oct. 
1917. Marr. 7th Sept. 1915, Jessie Capie, 
M.B., Ch.B., daugh. of Thomas Russell, 
schoolmaster, Busby, and Janet Brockett 
Capie, and has issue — William Berry, born 
11th July 1916; Janet Capie, born 20th 
April 1918. 

ST QUIVOX, formerly SANCHAR- 
IN-KYLE. 

[The church of Sanchar-in-Kyle was dedi- 
cated to St Kevoc. For the sake of dis- 
tinction from Sanquhar in Nithsdale, this 
parish came to be called St Kevoc's, a name 
now corrupted into St Quivox. From 1221 
to 1238 the church of Sanchar belonged to 
the Gilbertine Priory of St Mary at Dal- 



mulin within the parish. From 1238 till 
the Reformation it was owned by the Abbey 
of Paisley. The Religious House of Dal- 
mulin Avas founded in 1221 by Walter, third 
High Steward of Scotland. He settled it 
with Brethren of the Order of St Gilbert 
of Sempringham, drawn from the Priory 
of Sixel in Lincolnshire. The Gilbertine 
Order admitted to the same convent both 
men and women ; but there is no record 
of any female inmates at Dalmulin. This 
was the only house owned in Scotland by 
this purely English Order, and they did 
not hold it long. In or about the year 
1238, when the political relations of the 
two kingdoms had grown unfriendly, the 
Friars of Dalmulin went back to England. 
Their Priory then became a cell of Paisley 
Abbey.] 

GEORGE COCHRAN, reader in 1567 ; 
1567 died at Candlemas 1570. 

HEW KENNEDY, reader from Nov. 
1572 1572 to 1574. 

THOMAS FALCONER, reader from 
1576 ]576 to 1580. 

DAVID ALANSON [or ALISON], 
1585 reader from 1585 to 1591. 

COLIN ROW, bapt. 1st March 1576, 
eighth son of John R., min. of Perth ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh, 29th July 1598); 

adm to Drumelzier in 1603 ; trans, and 

adm. after 22nd Aug. 1604. 

PATRICK HAMILTON of Bogwood ; 
1618 educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1613); on the Exercise there 7th Aug. 
1616 ; adm. 1618 still min. 22nd Sept. 1622. 
He marr. (cont. 23rd Sept. 1616), Katherine, 
sister of Robert Hamilton. — [Glasg. Presb. 
Beg. ; Ayr. Sess. Reg. ; Bannatyne Miscell., 
iii. ; Ayr Sas., ii., 187 ; Beg. of Deeds, cccli. 
231, cccxcii. 25.] 

ROBERT MONTGOMERIE, born 1597, 
eldest son of Adam M. of Macbie- 
hill, Ayrshire ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews; M.A. (1618); adm. to Kinnaird 
in 1622 ; trans, and adm. 1636 ; died Nov. 
1641. He marr. (1) (cont. 16th May 1616), 
Jean, daugh. of Sir James Lockhart of Lee : 



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1683 



1685 



(2) Janet, daugh. of Alexander Hamilton 
of Grange ; she survived him, and had issue 
— Theodore of Pressbank and Lantoun in 
Barmore ; Hew of Auchenhude, died July 
1669 ; Robert ; Anna j and Agnes.— [Ayr 
Sess. Reg. ; Glasg. Tests. ; G. R. Sas., xxi., 
340 ; Ayr Sas., iii., 475.] 

WILLIAM FULLARTON, M.A. ; adm. 

10th May 1642; deprived by the 

1642 Privy Council 8th April 1669, but 

had an indulgence at Coylton in 1672. 

ALEXANDER GREGORIE, M.A. ; 

min. of Dreghorn before 1669 ; trans. 

1669 here before 31st May that year; 

trans, to Ayr before 4th June 1683. 

JAMES LAMMIE, a native of Angus ; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (13th July 1675) ; adm. 

before 4th April 1683 ; died unmarr. Aug. 

1684, aged about 29.— [Glasg. Tests.] 

JOHN HERIOTT, M.A. (Edinburgh 
1673) ; adm. about 1685 ; deserted 
his charge in 1689. He had issue — 

Jean (marr. 12th June 1734, John Paterson, 

tailor, Edinburgh). 

JAMES RICHMOND, M.A. (Glasgow 
1665); called Oct. 1687; ord. 27th 
March 1688 ; died before 13th March 
1700. He marr. Anna Wilson, who sur- 
vived him, and had issue — James ; Anna. 
— [Ayr Sher. Court Books, 8th April 1700.] 

ALEXANDER ORR, M.A. (Glasgow, 

1700 13tl1 July 1671 ); adm - t0 Beifcn 
between 2nd April and 1st Oct. 

1689 ; called 6th May, and adm. 31st July 

1700 ; died 28th Sept. 1710, aged about 60. 

He marr. Barbara (buried 28th Dec. 1699), 

daugh. of David Crauford of Auchenames, 

and had issue — Archibald, born 24th July 

1691 ; Alexander, min. of Muirkirk ; Ann 

(marr. Samuel Lockhart, min. of Ochiltree). 

— [Woclrow's Anal, and Corresp. ; Duncan's 

Mem. of Duncan.] 

ROBERT MILLER, bapt. 3rd June 

1664, son of Robert M., min. of 

Ochiltree ; licen. by Presb. of Paisley 

14th July 1708; called 12th April, and 

ord. 20th Sept. 1711; died April 1732. 

He marr. Nov. 1724, Helen, daugh. of David 



1688 



Meldrum, min. at Tibbermore, and had issue 
— an only son, Robert, served heir, 22nd 
June 1738.— [Nisbet's Her., ii. App., 42 ; 
Ochiltree Sess. Reg. ; Glasg. Tests.] 

GEORGE REID, M.A. (Edinburgh, 11th 

1732 ^ une i? 18 ) > li cen - by Presb. of 
Dalkeith 5th April 1720; ord. to 
Symington, Ayrshire, 20th March 1723; 
called 10th Aug., and adm. 23rd Nov. 1732 ; 
Moderator of the General Assembly 22nd 
May 1755 ; died 21st March 1763, aged 70. 
He marr. 23rd April 1745, Janet, daugh. of 
Ninian Ballantine of Gardrum, and widow 
of Thomas Paterson, merchant, Ayr, and 
had issue. 

WILLIAM M'QUHAE, born 1st May 
1764 1737> son °f David M., magistrate 
of Wigtown ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Wigtown 24th 
March 1762 ; became assistant in the parish ; 
pres. by James Murray of Broughton Aug. 
1763; ord. 1st March 1764; D.D. (St 
Andrews, 2nd June 1794) ; was proposed as 
Moderator of the General Assembly in 1806, 
but declined. He died Father of the 
Synod 1st March 1823. A learned and 
able man of business. His cheerful and 
happy temper, his rich fund of anecdote 
and flow of wit, rendered him an agreeable 
and pleasant companion. He marr. (1) 
11th Nov. 1765, Elizabeth (died 7th Jan. 
1780), daugh. of William Park of Barkip, 
physician, and had issue — Richard, born 21st 
Dec. 1766, died in Jamaica, 9th March 1805; 
Sarah, born 30th Jan. 1769, died 29th Dec. 
1778 ; Margaret, born 31st Dec. 1770, died 
20th May 1836 ; David, born 21st Jan. 1773, 
died 3rd April 1775 ; Elizabeth, born 22nd 
Sept. 1774, died 23rd March 1778; Glencairn 
(daugh.), born 15th Sept. 1776, died 16th 
July 1802 ; Charles (daugh.), born 28th July 
1778 : (2) 3rd June 1782, Mary Lawrie, who 
died 22nd Oct. 1824, and had issue — Mary, 
born 26th Aug. 1783 (marr. John Stirling, 
D.D., min. of Craigie); Elizabeth, born 
22 nd Aug. 1784; Lydia Wills, born 22nd 
Sept. 1785 (marr. 14th Jan. 1805, Thomas 
Ainsworth, Blackburn, Lanes.); William, 
major in army, born 15th June 1787 ; 
Patrick, born 6th Sept. 1788 ; James, born 
24th Feb. 1790, died 10th Jan. 1819 ; Stair 



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Park, his successor in the parish ; Laura 
Macrae, born 22nd July 1798, died 9th 
Sept. 1802. Publications — The Difficulties 
which attend, the Practice of Religion no 
just Argument against it, a discourse 
(Edinburgh, 1785); Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vii.). —[Tombst.] 

STAIR PARK M'QUHAE, born 27th 
March 1795, youngest son of preced- 
ing ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Ayr 26th March 1817 ; 
pres. by George Oswald of Auchencruive 
3rd Sept. 1818 ; ord. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) 2nd March 1820; D.D. (Glasgow, 
23rd March 1840) ; retired from bad health 
in 1859 ; died at St Croix, Rownhams, 
Hants, 8th March 1872. He marr. (1) 16th 
Feb. 1835, Margaret Logan (died 8th Jan. 
1841), only child of Lieut. Lewis Mac- 
kenzie of the family of Scatwell, and had 
issue— William, born 22nd April 1838 : (2) 
2nd May 1843, Louise Georgina (died 12th 
Jan. 1894), daugh. of John Mackenzie, and 
had issue— Caroline, born 6th June 1844 ; 
Mary Lawrie, born 15th Nov. 1845 ; John 
Mackenzie, Commander R.N., born 8th 
June 1847 ; Louise Georgina, born 27th 
Dec. 1848. Publication— Account of the 
Parish (Neiv Stat. Ace, v.). 

ARCHIBALD HAMILTON 

1858 CHARTERIS, M.A. ; pres. by Alex- 
ander Haldane Oswald of Auchen- 
cruive ; ord. (assistant and successor) 27th 
June 1858 ; trans, to New Abbey 21st July 
1859. 

JAMES WILSON, born Leven, Fife, 

1859 18th March 1832, son of Peter W. 
and Helen Elder; educated at 

Scoonie Parish School and Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 1st 
July 1857 ; assistant at Belhaven Chapel ; 
pres. by Alexander Haldane Oswald of 
Auchencruive ; ord. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) 10th Nov. 1859 ; clerk of Presb. of 
Ayr, 1866-1901 ; died 8th May 1906. He 
marr. 9th July 1867, Mary Fleeming (died 
13th Nov. 1888), daugh. of William Mont- 
gomerie Walker, min. of Ochiltree, and had 
issue— Jane Barr, born 22nd April 1868, 
died 31st July 1878; James Peter, his 



successor in this parish ; Helen Elder, 
born 4th May 1871, died 27th May 1919 ; 
William Montgomery Walker, born 26th 
Sept. 1872 ; Mary Anne, born 18th June 
1875, died 13th Aug. 1878; Margaret 
Frances, born 23rd April 1878.— [Life of 
Archibald Hamilton Charteris, 38, 75, 84]. 

JAMES PETER WILSON, born 8th 
1906 ^ ov * 1869 > ^dest son of preceding ; 
educated at Kelvinside Academy 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1890), B.D. 
(1893); licen. by Presb. of Ayr 3rd May 
1893; assistant at Dalserf ; ord. to Dal- 
beattie 25th Feb. 1899 ; trans, and adm. 
23rd Aug. 1906. Publication — Introductory 
Paper on the Book of Job (Scottish Woman's 
Bible Study Association, 1914-15). 



SORN, formerly DALGAIN. 

[The lands forming this parish were dis- 
joined from Mauchline in 1656, but the new 
parish of Dalgain was not erected till 1692. 
Its church was built in 1658 on the lands 
of Dalgain, very near Sorn Castle. There 
was of old a chapel on the Water of Greenock 
within what is now the parish of Sorn.] 

JOHN CAMPBELL, M.A. (Glasgow 
1653) ; adm. about 1658 ; deprived 
by Act of Parliament 11th June, and 
Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; 
was summoned to appear before a com- 
mittee of the Diocesan Synod, 28th April 
1664, for nonconformity ; returned in 1672. 

ANDREW DALRYMPLE, M.A. (Glas- 

1669 gow 1646 )^ a( ^ m - t0 Auchinleck 22nd 
Jan. 1651 ; deprived 11th June 1662 ; 
became min. here under indulgence 2nd 
Sept. 1669 ; was fined by the Privy Council 
8th July 1673 in half of his stipend for 
that crop for not keeping the 29th May, 
the anniversary of the Restoration ; died 
June 1676, aged about 50. He marr. 
Elizabeth Ross, who survived him, and 
had issue — Margaret, served heir, 2nd Oct. 
1688 (marr. Adam Aird, jun., of Catrine). 
— [Wodrow's Hist., ii., 123 ; Glasg. Tests. ; 
Inq. Ret. Ayr, 653.] 



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[ PRESB. OF 



JOHN CAMPBELL, above mentioned ; 
1672 had an indulgence along with the 
preceding, from the Privy Council 
3rd Sept. 1672, but having preached* at 
conventicles in 1678, was accused of treason 
before the Lords of Justiciary, and remitted 
by them to the Privy Council 19th Dec. 
1683. Admitting he had broken his con- 
finement, officiated in private families, and 
had not read the Proclamation for the 
thanksgiving, his indulgence was revoked 
3rd Jan. 1684, and he was imprisoned on 
failure to find caution in 5000 merks that 
he would not frequent conventicles, baptize, 
or marry. But on his petition that he 
could not possibly find such caution, he was 
liberated on undertaking not to transgress 
in these matters, 24th Jan. 1684. He was 
at the first meeting of Presb. after the 
Toleration, 3rd Aug. 1687, and is styled 
min. of Dalgain 4th June 1690, but prob- 
ably went to Craigie (q.v.) after that year. 
— [Wodrow's Hist., Hi. 468, iv. 37.] 

WILLIAM BLAIR, M.A. ; pres. before 
1684 lst ^ U ^ V ' £°* a testimonial for ordina- 
tion 5th Aug., and adm. before 31st 
Aug. 1684 ; trans, to Symington, Ayrshire, 
1685. 



1686 



FRANCIS FORDYCE, had right to 
stipend for crop in 1686 ; trans, to 
Old Cumnock before 3rd Nov. 1686. 



WILLIAM ANDERSON, a native of 
Moray ; M.A. (King's College, Aber- 
deen, 24th Aug. 1680) ; adm. about 
1686 ; outed in 1689. A small pass in the 
River Ayr near the castle, over which he 
took in his flight, is still called the Curate's 
Steps. He died Aug. 1690, aged about 30. 
The Faculty of Glasgow University having 
intromitted with the stipend, granted on 
3rd June 1691, 250 merks to pay his debts. 



1692 



MUNGO LINDSAY, born 1666; was a 
teacher in the Grammar School of 
Glasgow 30th Aug. 1690; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow 29th April 1691 ; called 
unanimously in June, and ord. 30th Nov. 
1692; died March 1738. He marr. Christian 
Beg, in Corsebogue, who survived him, but 
had no issue. He left 200 merks to the 



poor of the parish. His tombstone has this 
inscription : — 

" So long he lived in this secure retreat, 
Neither affecting to be known nor great — 
Humble and painful taught the great concern, 
Which yet he thought he never enough could learn : 
Skill'd in the tongues of heavenly truth, 
The only language of Jehovah's mouth, 
He led his flock through the delicious fields 
(Heaven's gentle dews and rain it yields). 
Shuning law-suits by deeds he used to write, 
He sav'd their purse and clear'd their doubtful right ; 
And with rare bounty gratify'd the poor 
From the rich treasure of his blessed store, 
Which, by the laws of God and man, descends 
To his long, dear, and valuable friends." 

— [Glasg. Tests. ; Tombst. ; Privy Seal Beg., 
viii., 233 ; Steven's Sorn, 11, 28.] 

WILLIAM STEELE, licen. by Presb. 
1739 of Ayr 27th April 1737 ; called 25th 
April, and ord. 29th Aug. 1739. He 
was chosen by the General Assembly in 
1751 as one of its commissioners for apply- 
ing to Government for a general augmen- 
tation of the stipends of mins., but the 
application was unsuccessful owing to the 
opposition of the landed interest. Dis- 
appointed by the non- success of the pro- 
posal, he accepted an invitation to be min. 
of the Scots congregation at Founders' 
Hall, London, and dem. his charge Oct. 
1751 ; died of consumption in April 1752. 
He collected subscriptions for building the 
bridge near the church across the River 
Ayr. He marr. 7th June 1744, Janet 
Brownlee, and had issue — John ; Thomas, 
born 4th July 1746 ; John. Publication 
— Speech in the General Assembly, 1749 
(Collection of Papers for augmenting the 
stipends of the Established Church). — 
[Wilson's Dissent. Churches, ii.] 

JAMES CONNELL, son of James C, 
merchant, Dunbarton ; M.A. (Glas- 
gow 1740) ; licen. by Presb. of Dun- 
barton 12th Aug. 1746; called 2nd July, 
and ord. 26th Oct. 1752; died 14th July 
1789, aged 67. He marr. 12th June 1755, 
Anne (died at Edinburgh, 7th Dec. 1809), 
daugh. of James Farquhar, merchant, 
Edinburgh, and had issue — Katherine, 
born 25th March 1756; Agnes, born 30th 
June 1758, died 18th Aug. 1786 ; Elizabeth, 
born 9th Oct. 1760, died 3rd Jan. 1841 ; 
James, born 27th Feb. 1762 ; George, born 



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8th Aug. 1765, apprenticed to a W.S. in 
1782; Jean, born 18th Nov. 1767, died 
5th Aug. 1845 ; Alexander, born 9th Nov. 
1770, died 4th June 1841 ; Arthur, surgeon 
H.E.I.C.S., Hyderabad, born 24th Dec. 
1773, died Dec. 1819.— [Tombst., erected by 
James Connell of Conheath in testimony 
of duty, affection, and respect.] 

GEORGE GORDON, licen. by Presb. 
17go of Edinburgh 28th July 1779; pres. 
by William Tennant of Sorn Nov. 
1789 ; ord. 13th May 1790; D.D. (Glasgow, 
Nov. 1804); died 25th Dec. 1805. He 
marr. (1) Elizabeth Carruthers, who died 
13th March 1799 : (2) 14th Feb. 1800, Ann 
(died at Liverpool, 12th Nov. 1834), daugh. 
of George Lawrie, D.D., min. of Loudoun, 
and had issue — George Lawrie, captain 
H.E.I.C.S., born 25th March 1801, died 
at Manipur, 30th Dec. 1844 ; Louisa, born 
23rd July 1802 (marr. 6th Oct. 1833, Dr 
Charles Bryce) ; Archibald Campbell, M.D., 
H.E.I.C.S., born 29th May 1804, died at 
Jallundur, 30th Nov. 1849. Publication 
— Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, xx.). 

LEWIS BALFOUR, pres. by William 
Somervell of Hamilton's Farm 22nd 
Jan., and ord. 28th Aug. 1806 ; trans, 
to Colinton 28th Aug. 1823. 



1806 



JOHN STEWART, M.A. ; trans, from 
1824 Oldham Street Church, Liverpool ; 
pres. by Miss Agnes Somervell of 
Hamilton's Farm 22nd Sept. 1823 ; adm. 
11th March 1824 ; trans, to Liberton 28th 
Sept. 1843. 

JOHN RANKINE, born 28th Dec. 1816, 

1843 son °^ J° nn R- °f Knockdon, Ayr- 
shire, and Marion Sloan ; educated 
at Maybole, Ayr Academy, and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 14th 
Sept. 1842 ; assistant at Lauder ; pres. by 
Miss Somervell of Sorn ; ord. 30th Nov. 
1843; D.D. (Edinburgh 1880); Moderator 
of General Assembly 24th May 1883 ; died 
30th April 1885. He marr. 29th April 
1845, Jane (died 21st Dec. 1879), daugh. of 
Charles Simson of Threepwood, Roxburgh- 
shire, and had issue — John of Threepwood, 
K.C., LL.D., advocate, Professor of Scots 



Law, Edinburgh, born 18th Feb. 1846; 
Charles Simson of Threepwood, W.S., who 
assumed the name of Simson, born 15th 
Oct. 1847, died 19th Nov. 1911 ; Margaret 
Romanes, born 25th May 1849 (marr. 
John Brown, D.D., min. of Bellahouston, 
Moderator in 1916) ; Adam George, mer- 
chant, Liverpool, born 17th April 1852; 
Marion Elizabeth, born 4th April 1854 
(marr. Archibald Scott, D.D., min. of St 
George's, Edinburgh, Moderator in 1896) ; 
James, Liverpool, born 23rd Dec. 1855 ; 
Janet Simson, born 29th July 1858 (marr. 
George Milligan, D.D., Professor of 
Divinity, Glasgow Univ.), died 16th Dec. 
1898 ; Graham Somervell, born 27th and 
died 30th March 1861 ; Jane Tait, born 
1st Jan., died 18th Sept. 1863. Publication 
— Address at Close of General Assembly, 
1883. 

RICHARD SPENSER RITCHIE, ord. 
18 __ 21st July 1885; trans, to Mains and 
Strathmartine 21st Nov. 1888. 

HENRY CUNNINGHAM BEGG, born 
1st Dec. 1856, son of William B., 
D.D., min. of Falkirk ; educated at 
Falkirk Grammar School and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Linlithgow 
May 1884 ; assistant at Sorn and Maxwell 
Parish, Glasgow ; ord. 21st Feb. 1889; died 
unmarr. 11th Feb. 1919. 



1919 



DAVID FYFE M'MATH, born Forfar, 
24th Oct. 1889, son of Robert M. 
and Jessie Fyfe ; educated at Forfar 
Academy and Univ. of St Andrews, M.A. 
(1911), B.D. (1914); licen. by Presb. of 
Forfar 1914 ; served in European War as 
Captain R.F.A., 1914-19, awarded M.C. 
1917 ; assistant at Galston ; ord. 18th June 
1919. Marr. 6th Aug. 1915, Christina J., 
daugh. of Alexander Cargill, and has issue 
— Ian Forbes, born 3rd July 1917 ; Ronald 
Alexander Cargill, born 27th Sept. 1919. 



STAIR. 

[The parish of Stair was disjoined from 
Ochiltree by the Commissioners of Teinds 
9th July 1673. Its erection was ratified 
by Act of Parliament 22nd July 1690, 



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STAIR 



[PRESB. OF 



and a second time in 1709. Stair church 
was rebuilt in 1864.] 

GEORGE CAMPBELL, trans, from 
171 Kilmadock ; called 25th March 
1708; adm. 7th June 1710; trans, 
to High Church, Glasgow, 12th May 1715. 

JOHN BURNET, educated at Univ. of 
1717 Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glas- 
gow 8th Dec. 1715 ; was tutor in the 
family of Montgomery of Coilsfield ; called 
20th Sept. 1716; ord. 13th March 1717; 
died between 22nd Nov. 1732 and 1st Aug. 
1733. He marr. (cont. 22nd May 1728), 
Jean, third daugh. of Hugh Montgomery 
of Coilsfield (she marr. secondly, John 
M'Dermeit, min. of Second Charge, Ayr), 
and had issue — John ; Jean. 

JOHN STEELE, son of John S., min. 
17 g of Old Cumnock ; licen. by Presb. 
of Ayr 29th May 1734 ; called 24th 
April, and ord. 14th Aug. 1735. Having 
been present at the theatre when Home's 
tragedy of Douglas was acted, he was called 
before the Presb. and had to express regret. 
He died Father of the Church, 13th 
April 1804, aged 93. He marr. (1) cont. 
6th June 1748, Mary (died 14th Oct. 1761), 
eldest daugh. of John Chalmers of Gad- 
girth, but had no issue : (2) 10th Aug. 
1762, Christian (died at Edinburgh, 21st 
April 1814, aged 85), daugh. of John Steuart 
of Dalguise, and had issue — Julia (marr. 
1796, Francis Redfearn, H.E.I.C.S., of 
Langton Lodge, Yorks), died 22nd Aug. 
1851 ; Margaret (marr. 1800, Lieut.-Col. 
Joseph Burnett, H.E.I.C.S.). Publications 
— Sermons (Edinburgh, 1778); Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vi.).— 
[Paterson's Ayr, i., 237; Tombst.; Scots 
Mag., xix.] 

ALEXANDER SMALL, pres. by John, 
1805 Earl of Stair, 27th Aug., and ord. 
18th April 1805; trans, to Second 
Charge, Stirling, 21st Jan. 1818. 

WILLIAM RORISON, studied at Univ. 

1818 of Edinburgh; tutor in the family 

of Sir William Miller, Lord Glenlee ; 

licen. by Presb. of Kirkcudbright 7th Jan. 

1818; pres. by John, Earl of Stair, 20th 



Feb., and ord. 24th Sept. 1818 ; died 29th 
May 1862. He marr. 7th June 1819, Mary 
(died 19th June 1868), fifth daugh. of 
William Peebles, D.D., min. of Newton - 
upon-Ayr, and had issue— Jane, born 8th 
June 1820 (marr. Robert Inglis, min. of 
Craigie) ; Margaret Ann, born 22nd Aug. 
1822, died 10th May 1847; William Peebles, 
D.D., min. of Dalserf, born 30th Oct. 1826 ; 
Mary, born 16th July 1832. Publication- 
Account of the Parish {Neio Stat. Ace, v.). 

WILLIAM M'CAA KER, born 2nd Nov. 
1862 182 ^, eldest son of John K., banker, 
Stranraer ; educated at Glasgow 
Univ. ; ord. to New Luce 8th Feb. 1855 ; 
trans, and adm. 23rd Oct. 1862; died 9th 
March 1881. He marr. 20th Feb. 1861, 
Jessie (died 28th Feb. 1912), daugh. of 
John Allan, writer, Glasgow, and had issue 
—John, born 19th Feb. 1862, died 9th Aug. 
1877 ; Helen Alexandra, born 10th March 
1863, died 7 th Aug. 1912 ; Francis Walter, 
Glasgow, born 18th June 1864; Georgina 
Margaret, born 24th Feb. 1866, died 21st 
June 1870 ; William Albert, Glasgow, born 
10th March 1869; David Stevenson, mer- 
chant, Glasgow, born 10th Sept. 1872 ; Lydia 
Morland Murray, born 17th April 1876. 

JAMES KING HEWISON, M.A., B.D. ; 
1881 orc * - 15t ^ Sept. 1881 ; trans, to 
Rothesay 8th Jan. 1884. 

CHARLES STEWART RUSSELL, 

1884 ^ cen - by Presb. of Greenock 18th 

Oct. 1876; ord. to Patna 3rd May 

1880; trans, and adm. 3rd July 1884, died 

unmarr. 29th Aug. 1889. 



1890 



ROBERT BARR DICKSON, born 10th 
Jan. 1859, son of John Inches D., 
min. of Kirkbean ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; ord. to Holytown 
25th Jan. 1883; trans, and adm. 20th 
March 1890; res. 5th July 1899. Marr. 
15th Sept, 1885, Flora (died 29th Sept. 
1886), daugh. of Alexander Macdonald, 
min. of Kildonan, and has issue — George 
Arthur Macdonald, min. of Fordyce, born 
22nd Sept. 1886. 



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WILLIAM HENRY SHANNON, born 

1899 Glas g° w > 18tl1 JaU> 1868, SOn 0i 

James S. and Ellen Dunn ; edu- 
cated at Mearns Street Public School, 
Avenue Park Collegiate School, Greenock, 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Greenock 24th April 1894 ; assistant at 
Inversnaid, Thornwood, and Riccarton 
(Kilmarnock); ord. 7th Dec. 1899. Marr. 
2nd June 1908, Hilda, daugh. of John 
Meikle of Barskimming and Lochlibo, and 
has issue — Hilda Helen Elizabeth, born 
20th June 1909 ; Constance Eileen, born 
31st Aug. 1910; Agnes Meikle, born 26th 
Dec. 1913 ; James, born 29th Jan. 1916. 



STRAITON. 

[The church of Straiton was dedicated to 
St Cuthbert. It belonged to the Abbey of 
Crossregal. A stone in the churchyard here 
records the memory of Thomas MacHaffie, 
who, in 1686, was raised from a sick bed, 
and required to take the Oath of Ab- 
juration. Failing to do so, he was shot 
forthwith. At the foot of Trostan Hill 
in the parish, there was a chapel of St 
Drostan.] 



1568 



JOHN M'QUORNE, formerly exhorter ; 
entered at Beltein in 1568. In 1574 
he had also Maybole, Kirkbryde, and 
Kirkmichael under his charge ; was on a 
committee nominated by the Privy Council 
6th March 1589, for the preservation of 
true religion in the sheriffdom of Carrick ; 
still min. in 1597, and died previous to 
30th May 1598.— [Reg. Min. ; Calderwood's 
Hist., iv., 570.] 

JOHN M'QUORNE, M.A. (Glasgow 
1598 1589) ; adm. to Dalmellington in 
1591 ; trans, to Maybole in 1595 ; 
pres. to the vicarage by James VI. 30th 
May 1598 ; was enjoined by the Presb. 27th 
June 1642, to get "ane helper in respect 
of the laichnes and infirmitie of his voyce " ; 
was dep. 26th Nov. 1645, as he "usuallie 
frequents the aill-house, drinking indiffir- 
entlie with all sorts of persons from morning 
to night, except a little in the midst of the 
day, when he goes home to take a sleep. 1 ' 



He marr. Jean M'Quhirtour, widow of 
James Chalmers. She died July 1635, and 
had issue — James ; Samuel ; Jean ; Eliza- 
beth (marr., cont. 23rd Nov. 1636, Thomas 
M'Blane in Camragen). — [Eeg. Assig. ; Ayr 
Sess. Reg. ; Glasg. Tests. ; Booke of the 
Kirk ; Calderwood's Hist., vii., 385 ; Reg. 
of Deeds, dxiv., 318.] 

HEW ECCLES, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1644 2< ^ "^y 1638) ; called unanim- 
ously, and adm. (colleague) 28th 
Aug. 1644 ; pres. to the vicarage by Charles 
I. March 1647; died March 1662, aged 
about 44. He marr. Anna, daugh. of 
William Cockburn, min. of Kirkmichael, 
she survived him, and had issue — William, 
served heir, 19th Feb. 1663; Anna.— [Reg. 
Sec. Sig. ; Baillie's Lett. ; Glasg. Tests. ; 
Inq. Ret. Gen., 4677, Ayr, 622.] 

DAVID M'QUORNE, adm. to Alloway 
1662 De f° re !636 ; pres. by Charles II. 
11th Sept. 1662 ; still min. 7th April 
1664. He marr. Margaret Annand, who 
survived him, and had issue — a daugh. 
(marr. Adam Blair) ; a daugh. (marr. John 
Rankine of Blook) ; Sara (marr. David 
M'Querne, min. of Kirkmabreck). — [Reg. 
Sec. Sig. ; Ayr Sheriff-Court Books, 20th 
Oct. 1682.] 

GEORGE MEIK, educated at St Sal- 
1683 vators College ; M.A. (St Andrews, 
23rd July 1672) ; passed trials before 
the Presb. there, and had a testimonial for 
licence 18th Aug. 1675 ; was an expectant 
31st Aug. 1679 ; adm. min. of Coylton 
before 12th Dec. 1682 ; trans, here in 
1683; deserted his charge in 1689.— [Ket- 
tins Sess. Reg. ; Ayr Sheriff-Court Books, 
30th Jan. 1683.] 

ALEXANDER KENNEDY, born 1663, 
1691 son of John K. of Dalmorton ; licen. 
by Presb. of Ayr 27th April 1688; 
called July 1689 ; ord. 27th Jan. 1691 ; 
he was immediately commissioned to the 
North, and acted a conspicuous part in 
supplying the church of Foveran, under 
the auspices of the Presb. of Aberdeen, 
and the protection of Alexander Udny of 
Udny's servants, and armed dragoons. He 
died before 16th March 1737. He acquired 



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[PKESB. OF 



the estate of Knockgray, Kirkcudbright. 
He marr. (1) 13th Jan. 1691, Elizabeth 
Chalmers of Bonnington, who died 1710, 
and had issue — John of Knockgray ; Adam, 
licentiate, died in 1738 : (2) Jean Crawford, 
who died 17th Sept. 1763, and had issue — 
Anna. — [Glasg. Tests. ; Spalding Club 
Miss., ii.] 

ROBERT WALKER, called unanimously 
17 8th June, and ord. 14th Sept. 1738 ; 
trans, to Second Charge, South Leith, 
20th Nov. 1746. 

JOHN M'DERMEIT [FERGUSS- 
ll74g HILL], born 1724, son of John M., 
min. of Ayr ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1746) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Ayr 21st Dec. 1748 ; called 23rd Feb., and 
ord. 3rd Aug. 1749 ; he assumed the name 
of Fergusshill ; died 13th Sept. 1793. He 
marr. 11th Jan. 1762, Agnes (died at Largs, 
20th June 1818, aged 81),daugh. of William 
M'Jerrow of Altanalbany, and had issue — 
John, born 24th April 1763 ; William, born 
12th Dec. 1764; Giles, born 25th Dec. 
1766; Janet, born 27th Feb. 1769 (marr. 
27th March 1796, Andrew Wilson, mer- 
chant, Renfrew) ; Agnes, born 29th Jan. 
1771 (marr. William Crawford, D.D., min. 
of this parish) ; Jean, born 12th Jan. 1773 ; 
Robert, born 17th Sept. 1775 ; Helen, 
born 23rd May 1778, died 7th March 1828. 

WILLIAM CRAWFORD, probably 
fourth son of William C, farmer, 
New Cumnock; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 
24th April 1787 ; pres. by George III. 9th 
Nov. 1790 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
21st April 1791 ; D.D. (St Andrews, 3rd 
Feb. 1810) ; res. 2nd Oct. 1816, on appoint- 
ment as Professor of Moral Philosophy, St 
Andrews ; died 23rd Sept. 1822, aged 60. 
He marr. 6th Feb. 1792, Agnes, daugh. of 
John M'Dermeit, min. of this parish, and 
had issue — William, born 23rd Oct. 1793 ; 
Agnes, born 21st March 1795 ; John 
M'Dermeit, born 4th Dec. 1796; Andrew, 
born 29th May 1798; Elizabeth, born 6th 
Aug. 1799, died 30th Dec. 1813; Robert, 
born 13th Feb. 1802 ; George (twin), born 
13th Feb. 1802; Alexander, born 29th 



1791 



Oct. 1804 ; Thomas Jackson, D.D., Professor 
of Divinity, Edinburgh, born 13th Feb. 1812. 
Publication — Sermons (Edinburgh, 1815). 

JOHN PAUL, pres. by George, Prince 
lgl7 Regent, 6th Nov. 1816 ; ord. 1st 
May 1817; trans, to Maybole 4th 
Sept. 1823. 

ROBERT PATON, pres. by George IV. 
1824 15th Sept. 1823; ord. 22nd April 
1824; trans, to St David's Parish, 
Glasgow, 11th April 1844. 

v JOHN BLAIR, born 30th Jan. 1821, son 
1844 °^ Thomas B., min. of Colmonell ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; B.A. 
(1839); licen. by Presb. of Stranraer; 
pres. by Queen Victoria ; ord. 25th July 
1844; died 21st Oct. 1898. He marr. 7th 
April 1847, Jean (died 20th Feb. 1916), 
daugh. of Quintin Macadam, Dalmorton, 
Ayrshire, and had issue — Margaret Eliza- 
beth, born 13th March 1848 ; Thomas, born 
14th Oct. 1849; Quintin, born 28th Oct 
1851; Anna M'Fadzean, born 19th July 
1853; John Henry, born 23rd May 1855 
Jane Macadam, born 11th June 1857 
Catherine Jane, born 25th Aug. 1859 
James Andrew, born 24th Jan. 1862 
Henrietta Ritchie (twin), born 24th Jan. 
1862, died 9th Feb. 1890. 

WELLWOOD MAXWELL LANDALE, 
1899 Dorn 24 ^ U J une 1870, son of David 
L., min. of Applegarth ; educated at 
Fettes College and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1892) ; licen. by Presb. of Lochmaben 
1896; assistant at St Giles, Edinburgh, 
1897; ord. 20th April 1899. Marr. 16th 
July 1902, Agnes Frances, daugh. of John 
Macvicar Anderson, architect, London. 



SYMINGTON. 

[The church of Symington belonged 
to the Ministry of the Red Friars of Fail, 
and is an ancient Norman building It 
was restored in 1919.] 

Sir JOHN MILLAR, vicar in 1566.— 

1566 [Treas. Ace, xi., 487.] 

THOMAS CARRINGTON, reader in 

1567 1567. 



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JOHN MILLAR (probably same as 
above), reader, 1574 to 1586 ; died 
1574 previous to 27th May 1598. 

ROBERT MONTGOMERIE, formerly 
min. of Stirling and Archbishop of 
Glasgow ; adm. in Feb. 1587 ; trans, 
to Stewarton about 1589. 

WILLIAM WALLACE, M.A. (Glasgow 
1595) ; pres. to the vicarage by 
1598 James VI. 27th May 1598, and again 
by him as tutor-at-law of Henry, Duke of 
Rothesay, 2nd Dec. 1601 ; still min. 16th 
Feb. 1626. He marr. Jane Cathcart, and 
had issue— Agnes (marr. William, eldest son 
of John Wallace in Scheilles). — [Ayr Sas., 
iii., 575.] 



1636 



ROBERT MONTGOMERIE, M.A. (Glas- 
gow 1617) ; adm. in 1636 ; deprived 
before April 1642.— [Syn. Boll, 1642.] 



JOHN GEMMILL, M.A. (Glasgow 1637) ; 
reader and schoolmaster of Mauch- 
1642 line; adm. 6th July 1642; refused 
to conform to Episcopacy in 1662 ; dep. 
by Diocesan Synod ; was accused of preach- 
ing and baptizing irregularly, and confined 
to his parish March 1669 ; returned that 
year. 

JAMES WHYTE, adm. about 1667; 
1667 trans, to Strichen 4th July 1669. 



1669 



JOHN GEMMILL [in Wodroiv, 
GEMBLE], above mentioned ; had 
an indulgence by the Privy Council 
3rd Aug. 1669; was sent for Aug. 1670, 
together with other Presbyterian mins., 
by His Majesty's Commissioner, to consult 
in order to an Accommodation ; returned 
to the parish in 1687. 



1685 



WILLIAM BLAIR, son of Thomas B., 
schoolmaster, Monifietb ; M.A. (St 
Andrews, 25th July 1676) ; passed 
trials before the Presb. of Meigle ; was 
recommended for licence 9th Jan. 1683 : 
adm. to Sorn before 31st Aug. 1684 ; trans, 
in 1685 ; outed in 1689 ; deprived by Act 
of Parliament restoring Presbyterian mins., 
25th April 1690.— [Kettins Sess. Reg.'] 



1687 



JOHN GEMMILL, above mentioned ; 
returned under the Toleration ; was 
at the Presb. 3rd Aug. 1687 ; re- 
stored by Act of Parliament, 25th April 
1690 ; died Father of the Church be- 
tween 3rd Jan. and 7th Feb. 1705, aged 
about 88. He marr., and had issue — 
William of Tourlands ; John ; Marion. — 
[Wodrow's Hist., ii., 296 ; Ayr Sheriff-Court 
Books, 4th July 1698.] 

WILLIAM WALLACE, chaplain to 
Lady Sinclair of Longformacus ; 
Keen, by Presb. of Dunbar 24th 
Sept. 1701 ; called (to be colleague) Dec. 
1704 ; ord. 28th March 1705 ; died between 
23rd April and 3rd Sept. 1706. He marr. 
Mary Bankhead, and had issue — Anna. — 
[Ayr Sheriff-Court Books, 31st May 1707.] 

GEORGE CRAWFORD, called 21st Oct. 
1708 ; ord. 4th May 1709 ; trans, to 



1705 



1709 



Stoneykirk 2nd Jan. 1712. 



172 



1733 



JOHN COCHRANE, called 15th April, 
and ord. 10th Sept. 1712 ; died be- 
1712 tween 7th March and 25th April 
1722. He marr., and had issue — Elizabeth 
(marr. George Boyle of Mote) ; Jean ; 
Margaret. 

GEORGE REID, M.A. ; called 30th Aug. 

1722; ord. 20th March 1723; trans. 

to St Quivox 23rd Nov. 1732. 
RICHARD CUNNINGHAM, born 1704, 

second son of Alexander C, min. of 

Dreghorn ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; chaplain in the family of 
Lord President Dalrymple ; licen. by Presb. 
of Haddington 27th Oct. 1730; called 19th 
April, and ord. 6th Sept. 1733 ; died 4th 
Nov. 1760. He marr. 20th March 1734, 
Ann, daugh. of John Murray, merchant, 
Edinburgh, to whom it is said he appeared 
in a dream after his decease and told her 
" she had yet fifteen years to live," and so 
it nearly happened, as she died 24th Oct. 
1775. He had issue— Elizabeth, born 2nd 
Sept. 1735 (marr. George Bannatyne, min. 
of St George's Church, Glasgow); Alex- 
ander, min. of this parish ; Robert, born 
13th Dec. 1739, went abroad. — [North 
Berwick Sess. Beg. ; Scots Mag., xxii. ; 
Robertson's Ayrsh. Fam., i., 315.] 



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[PRESB. OF 



1761 



ALEXANDER CUNNINGHAM, born 
15th April 1737, eldest son of 
preceding ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 28th 
Nov. 1759 ; pres. to Monkton by Thomas, 
Earl of Dundonald, 4th Nov. 1760. The 
presentation being disputed, was upheld 
by Court of Session, 31st Jan. 1761. C. 
then res. and was pres. by Commissioner 
for Alexander, Earl of Eglinton, March, 
and ord. 3rd. Sept. 1761 ; libelled 18th 
Dec. 1765 for "leaving the parish in 1762, 
taking up his residence in Edinburgh till 
Dec. last, attending the theatre, obscene 
conversation, tippling, drinking to excess, 
etc.," but the prosecution was withdrawn ; 
died 10th Dec. 1783. Publications— Two 
single Discourses or Sermons (Glasgow, 
1763-9); Poems on the British Authors 
(Glasgow, 1779). — [Robertson's Ayrsh. 
Fam., i., 315.] 

WILLIAM LOGAN, eldest son of 
1784 "William L. of Camlarg, Ayrshire ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh 30th Jan. 1782; 
pres. by Archibald, Earl of Eglinton, in May, 
and ord. 16th Sept. 1784; died 4th Oct. 
1801. He marr. 20th March 1787, Ann 
Baird, who died 10th Feb. 1843, and had 
issue — Katherine, born 22nd April 1788 ; 
John, captain in Madras army, born 26th 
Sept. 1789; Euphemia, born 10th Nov. 
1791 ; Anne, born 5th Nov. 1794 ; Eliza- 
beth, born 2nd Sept. 1796 ; Helen, born 
12th June 1800. Publication— Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, v.). 



1802 



ALEXANDER FLOCKHART, licen. by 
Presb. of Fordoun 4th Sept. 1793 ; 
pres. by tutors of Mary, Lady 
Montgomerie, 20th, 22nd, and 25th March, 
and ord. 16th Sept. 1802 ; died unmarr. 
2nd May 1808. 

THOMAS SMITH WHARRIE [or 
M'WHARRIE], born 19th June 
1809 1776, son of Robert W., surgeon, 
Pathhead, Douglas, and Elizabeth 
Smith ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1795); licen. by Presb. of Lanark 
1st Aug. 1804; pres. by Lord and Lady 
Montgomerie 6th Oct. 1808 ; ord. 27th April 



1809 ; died 27th Feb. 1844. He marr. 11th 
March 1816, his cousin Elizabeth (died 17th 
July 1867), daugh. of John Fraser, min. of 
Libberton, and had issue — Jane, born 13th 
March 1817, died unmarr. at Glasgow, 
March 1895; Robert, M.D., Deputy In- 
spector-General of Hospitals, born 28th 
Oct. 1819, died at Toftcombs, Biggar, 28th 
Aug. 1899 ; John, farmer in America, born 
30th Sept. 1822, died unmarr. ; Eliza, 
born 27th Jan. 1826, died at Glasgow July 
1893 ; Thomas, C.E., Glasgow, born 30th 
Aug. 1828, died 1916 or 1917. 

GEORGE ORR, born 1814, third son of 
James O., farmer, Dundonald; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Irvine ; pres. by Mary, Lady 
Montgomerie ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
10th Sept. 1840. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843 ; min. of Symington Free Church, 
1843-82; died at Edinburgh, 15th July 
1882. He marr. 1850, Jessie Hamilton 
Howe. 



1840 



1844 



JOHN DAVIDSON, born 1798, youngest 
son of James D., schoolmaster, 
Lanarkshire ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (1832); licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow; pres. by Mary, Lady Mont- 
gomerie ; ord. (assistant and successor) 25th 
Jan. 1844 ; died 17th April 1883. He marr. 
1st Feb. 1844, Helen Thomson (died 3rd 
Nov. 1881), and had issue — Jane, born 
15th Feb. 1846 (marr. Matthew Meikle, 
min. of Fintry). 



1878 



PETER CONSTABLE LYALL, born 
Logie, Fife, 1853 ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of 
St Andrews 6th June 1876 ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 14th Nov. 1878 ; died un- 
marr., 19th July 1905. 

v JOHN GAGE BOYD, born 19th Aug. 
1906 1873, son of John B. and Margaret 
Anderson ; educated at Coleraine 
Academical Institution and Univ. of St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr (Original 
Secession Church) ; ord. to Original Seces- 
sion Church, Midlem, in 1899 ; adm. to 
Church of Scotland in 1904 ; assistant at 
Galashiels in 1905; adm. here 17th Jan. 
1906. Marr. 5th Aug. 1902, Minnie, only 



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daugh. of Andrew Reid, Coleraine, and has 
issue — Annie Elizabeth Gage, born 14th 
March 1909. 



TARBOLTON AND BARNWEIL. 

[These two parishes were united in 1673. 
The rectory of Tarbolton was a prebend of 
Glasgow. Tarbolton Church was rebuilt in 
1821.] 

DAVID CURLE, reader from Nov. 
1571 1571. 

JOHN NISBET, son of John N. in 
167g Rystubhill, East Lothian ; entered 
1st May 1575, Barnweil, St Quivox, 
Monkton, and Prestwick, being also in his 
charge ; died Aug. 1610. He marr. 
Margaret Dunbar, who survived him, and 
had issue — William, his successor in this 
parish; Adam, notary. — [Beg. Assig. ; 
Glasg. Tests. ; Regality of Torphichen 
Minutes, 1614-15, p. 117 : Laing Charters, 
1871.] 

WILLIAM NISBET, eldest son of 
iei4 P rece ding ; adm. about 1614 ; was 
still min. 4th Sept. 1650. He marr. 
Jean Wallace, and had issue — Edward. 
Publications — A Golden Chain of Time 
(Edinburgh, 1650) ; Scripture Chronology 
(London, 1655). — [Ayr Sess. Beg. ; Reg. of 
Deeds, ccclxvii., 29 ; (Doivnie), dlxxi., 13th 
Nov. 1652.] 

JOHN GUTHRIE, youngest son of 
1658 James G. of Pitforthie, Forfar- 
shire; M.A. (Glasgow 1652); adm. 
about 1658 ; deprived by Act of Parlia- 
ment 11th June, and Decreet of Privy 
Council 1st Oct. 1662. He was accused of 
turbulent and seditious conduct 14th July 
1663 ; took part in the Pentland Rising in 
1666, but was prevented from being present 
at Rullion Green through illness. He was 
indicted before the Justiciary Court 15th 
Aug. 1667 and condemned to death, but 
received the royal pardon 1st Oct. there- 
after; died in 1669, aged about 37. He 
was an excellent musician. He marr. 
Mary Haldane, who survived him, and was 
imprisoned at Edinburgh for attending a 
conventicle 6th Nov. 1676. Publication — 



A Sermon upon Breach of Covenant 
(Howie's collection). — [Wodrow's Hist., ii., 
28, 73, 335; Guthrie's Christian's Great 
Interest; Acts Pari., ix. ; Kirkton's Hist.] 

WILLIAM NASMYTH, M.A. ; trans, 
from Borgue in 1666 ; trans, to 
Eckford 8th May 1678. 

JAMES [Wodrow says, GEORGE] 
1681 GILLESPIE, M.A. (Glasgow, 4th 
July 1670) ; adm. about 1681 ; he 
and his brother-in-law, James Gordon, 
min. of Rosneath, having been assaulted 
and wounded in his manse, the parishioners 
were summoned before the Privy Council 
2nd June 1681 ; outed at the Revolution, 
he retired to Edinburgh, and was living 
in Murray's Land at the Craig Well in 
1701. He marr. Anne, daugh. of Archibald 
Dennistoun of Dalquharn, min. of Campsie. 
—[Wodrow's Hist., iii., 246; Rule's Sec. 
Vindication ; P. C. Beg., 3rd ser., vii., 123, 
187-8.] 

GEORGE ANDREWS, called July 
1689 1688; ord. 28th March 1689; trans, 
to Prestonpans 10th Oct. 1694. 

HENRY OSBORN, studied at Univ. 

of Glasgow in 1680 ; licen. by Presb. 

of Ayr 10th April, called June, and 
ord. 11th Dec. 1695 ; died between 1st 
June and 4th Aug. 1737. He marr. (cont. 
12th March 1701), Janet, daugh. of Archi- 
bald Dickson of Tourlands, and had issue 
— Janet (marr. John Adams, min. of Dal- 
rymple) ; Margaret (marr. Robert Fergus- 
son, min. of Ayr). — [Ayr Sas.< vii., 243.] 

PATRICK WODROW, born 8th March 
1*738 i? 13 ' second son of Robert W., min. 
of Eastwood, the historian ; called 
13th April, and pres. by Montgomerie of 
Coilsfield; ord. 18th Aug. 1738; D.D. 
(St Andrews, 28th June 1784); died 17th 
April 1793. He marr. 18th June 1755, 
Elizabeth (died at Mauchline, 19th March 
1812, aged 98), daugh. of James Balfour of 
Pilrig, and had issue — Robert of Viewfield, 
born 8th May 1758. Publication — Copy of 
a Printed Letter, signed John Gillies, 
addressed to the Elders of the Synod of 



76 



TARBOLTON AND BARN WEIL 



[PRESB. OF 



Glasgow and Air, with Observations Moral 
and Theological (1784).— [Wodrow's Hist., 
i., xvii ; Life of J. Wodrow ; Tombst.] 

JOHN M'MATH, eldest son of James M., 
17S2 in the parish of Galston ; MA. 
(Glasgow 1772) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Ayr 5th July 1779 ; called 20th Dec. 1781 ; 
ord. (assistant and successor) 16th May 
1782 ; dem. 21st Dec. 1791, enlisted as a 
private soldier ; died at Rossul in Mull, 
10th Dec. 1825. He was a friend of Burns, 
and erred in being too fond of convivial 
society. One of the poet's rhyming Epistles 
was addressed to him. — [Wallace's Burns, 
i., 193.] 

WILLIAM RITCHIE, pres. by Colonel 

7 . Hugh Montgomerie of Coilsfield, 

afterwards Earl of Eglinton 9th 

Sept. 1793; ord. 24th April 1794; trans. 

to Kilwinning 8th Nov. 1798. 

JOHN RITCHIE, bapt. 2nd Nov. 1760, 
1799 y° un S er son °f John R., wright, 
Foulis Wester; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Chanonry 
13th July 1790; ord. to Dunsyre 4th Sept. 
1794 ; pres. by Hugh, Earl of Eglinton, in 
March, trans, and adm. 27th June 1799; 
D.D. (Edinburgh, 28th July 1827); died 
17th May 1828. He marr. 30th April 1797, 
Christian Stoddart, who died 3rd Oct. 1844, 
and had issue — William, born 17th Jan. 
1798 ; David, min. of this parish ; John, 
born 4th Dec. 1801 ; James, born 30th 
March 1804; George, D.D., min. of Jed- 
burgh, born 22nd Sept. 1806; Elizabeth, 
born 2nd Sept. 1808 ; Alexander, born 
18th Sept. 1811, died 16th Feb. 1821; 
Maurice Murray, born 17th Jan. 1815. 
Publication — Accounts of Coupar - Angus 
and Kettins (Sinclair's Stat. Ace). 

DAVID RITCHIE, born 11th Nov. 1799, 
1829 secon d son of preceding ; MA. 
(Edinburgh, 4th Dec. 1824); licen. 
by Presb. of Cupar 3rd June 1824 ; pres. 
by Archibald William, Earl of Eglinton, 
with consent of his curators 2nd, 6th, 
7th, and 11th Aug. 1828; ord. 22nd Jan. 
1829; died 4th July 1883. He marr. 6th 
April 1848, Mary Kelso Ballantyne (died 
4th Nov. 1832), daugh. of Robert Auld, 



1883 



min. of Ayr and widow of Alexander 
Wilson, and had issue — Susan Alexis, 
born 19th Jan. 1849 ; John William, min. of 
Langside, born 15th Oct. 1851. Publication 
— Account of the Parish (Netv Stat. Ace, v.). 

JAMES CRAIG HIGGINS.born Irvine, 
27th Sept. 1856, son of David H. 
and Janet Craig ; educated at Irvine 
School and Univ. of Glasgow ; MA. (1880), 
B.D. (1883) ; licen. by Presb. of Greenock in 
1883 ; assistant at West Parish, Greenock ; 
ord. 19th Sept. 1883. Marr. 3rd June 1879, 
Mary Ann Macleod, daugh. of John Camp- 
bell, farmer, Maybole. Publications — Life 
of Robert Burns (Paisley, 1893) ; Patriotic 
Pageant " Britannia 's Reception" (1914). 



BARNWEIL. 

[The church of Barnweil belonged to the 
ministry of Fail within the parish. Of this 
religious house, founded in 1252, there are 
now but very scanty remains. It was the 
chief Scottish convent of the Order of the 
Red Friars, or Friars of the Holy Trinity ; 
its superior, termed the Minister of Fail, 
being provincial of the order in Scotland. 
The ruins of Barnweil Church still stand 
in the churchyard. The parish was sup- 
pressed by the Commissioners of Teinds, 
9th July 1673, and annexed to the parishes 
of Tarbolton and Craigie.] 

JOHN MILLAR, exhorter, Nov. 
1566 1566. 

1574 ROBERT GAW, reader in 1574. 

JOHN NISBET, min. of Tarbolton; 

1575 also had charge here. 

DAVID ALANSON [ALISON], reader 

1576 from 1576 to 1580. 

ROBERT CUNNINGHAM, min. about 
1580. He marr. Jean, daugh. of 
Robert Hunter of Hunterston (she 
survived him and marr. (2) before 1608, 
Alexander Scrimgeour, min. of Irvine), and 
had issue — Jean, heiress of Hunterston 
(marr. Patrick, son to William Hunter, in 
Binberrie Yairds) ; Catherine, died before 
1613 (marr. Robert Cuninghame of Auchin- 
harvie. — [Paterson's Ayr, iii., 347.] 



AYR] 



BARNWEIL— TROON 



77 



ROBERT SOMERVILLE, M.A. ; trans, 
from Coulter ; pres. to the vicarage 
by James VI. before 21st July 1615 ; 
re-trans, to Coulter in 1616. 

JOHN FERGUSSON, son of William 
F., burgess of Glasgow ; pres. by 
James VI. 21st July 1616 ; was 
served nearest agnate to the children of 
Robert F., commissary clerk of Lome, 4th 
April 1634; still min. 4th Aug. 1639, but 
died shortly afterwards. He had issue — 
Alexander, student at Glasgow Univ. in 
1647.— {Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Ayr Sess. Beg. ; 
Inq. Ret. de Tut., 508, 509.] 

ROBERT WALLACE, M.A. ; adm. in 
1640; took the side of the Resolu- 
tioners, and was promoted to the 
bishopric of the Isles in 1662 (q.v.). 

ROBERT KINCAID, probably son of 
John K. of Auchenreoch and Agnes 
Buchanan; M.A. (Glasgow 1658); 
adm. about 1662 ; proposed to be trans, to 
Kirkmahoe in 1672 ; deserted the charge 
at the Revolution ; retired to Glasgow ; 
died Aug. 1691, aged about 53.— [Wodrow's 
Hist., ii., 232 ; Reg. Old Dec, i. ; Glasg. 
Tests.] 

ROBERT PATON, M.A. (Glasgow 1648); 
, adm. to Terregles 17th July 1660; 

deprived 11th June 1662 ; engaged 
in the Rising at Pentland, but had an Act 
of Indemnity 1st Oct. 1667 ; restored by 
Act of Parliament, 25th April 1690, to his 
charge ; called in July, and trans. 26th 
Aug. 1691 ; died before 5th July 1699, aged 
about 71. He marr. (1) Sarah, daugh. of 
Robert Maitland of Eccles : (2) Elizabeth 
Kae, who died 17th June 1709, and had 
issue— Margaret (perhaps marr. John Lock- 
hart in Ayr). — [Dumfries Reg. (Bapt. and 
Bur.) ; Wodrow's Anal.] 



TROON (Q.S.). 

[There was of old at Troon a chapel of 
St Medan. In 1836 a mission chapel was 
built here, and the General Assembly 
granted a constitution and assigned a dis- 
trict to the chapel. The parish of Troon 
was disjoined from Dundonald 18th March 
1878.] 

JAMES FLEMING, born Glasgow, 17th 
1836 ^ ec " ^92, eldest son of Archibald 
F., Anderston, Glasgow, and Isabella 
Maxwell of the Pollok family ; educated at 
Burgh School and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow 16th Sept. 1824; 
min. of chapel at Troon, 1824-36 ; ord. 15th 
Dec. 1836 ; died 25th Oct. 1888. He marr. 
15th Feb. 1830, Janet (died 9th June 1864), 
daugh. of Andrew Hamilton, min. of High 
Kirk, Kilmarnock, and had issue — Jessie, 
born 16th Jan. 1831 (marr. John Neil 
M'Leod, min. of Chryston) ; Archibald, 
min. of St Paul's Church, Perth, born 14th 
Feb. 1833 ; Isabella Wilson, born 12th July 
1834 (marr. 1854, James Abercromby Taylor, 
accountant, Glasgow) ; Andrew Hamilton, 
warehouseman, Glasgow, born 18th April 
1836, died 8th Sept. 1877 ; Jane Hamilton, 
born 18th July 1838 ; James, D.D., min. 
of Kettins, born 12th May 1842; Rebecca 
Maxwell, born 27th June 1844. Publica- 
tions — Numerous short memoirs, pamphlets, 
and tracts. 

ROBERT SMITH, born Uphall, 2nd 
j 87 June 1858, son of Robert S. and 
Catherine Drysdale ; educated at 
Ecclesmachan School and Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 
1886 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 18th 
May 1887. Marr. 4th June 1901, Janet, 
daugh. of James Gilmore, Troon, and has 
issue — Robert James, born 12th May 1902. 



PRESBYTERY OF IRVINE 



[In 1581 the General Assembly erected this Court, and called it the Presbytery of 
Cunningham. Nevertheless, it has generally been styled, from its place of meeting, the 
Presbytery of Irvine. Its Records are extant from 17th Aug. 1687, with a gap from 18th 
April 1699 to 20th Sept. 1710.] 



ARDROSSAN. 

[The old churchyard lies open to the 
wind on the Castle Hill of Ardrossan. The 
church there was blown down by a violent 
gale in 1695. A new church was then built 
half a mile inland in a less exposed situa- 
tion. In 1744 this latter site was ex- 
changed for one at the rising town of 
Saltcoats. The new building there fared 
little better from the western blasts than 
the old one at Ardrossan. In 1773 it was 
so much damaged by a wild storm of 
wind that it had to be rebuilt next year. 
A handsome new church was erected in 1907. 
At Saltcoats, in earlier times, there was a 
chapel of St Medan. Two fairs in the year 
were held at Saltcoats, one on St Laurence's 
Day, 10th Aug., the other on the Nativity 
of St Mary, 8th Sept.] 

ALEXANDER HENDERSON, exhorter 
1567 from Nov. 1567 to Lammas 1572. 

7 THOMAS BOYD, reader from Lammas 

1572 1572 to Beltein 1573. 

WILLIAM MONTGOMERY, reader at 

1573 Beltein 1573. 

7 GEORGE BOYD, reader, 1574 to 

1574 1591. 

ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, M.A. ; 
min. m 1591 ; trans, to Stevenston 



1591 



before 1603. 

78 



ALEXANDER DUNLOP, M.A. (Glas- 
le2 _ gow 1610) ; was on the Exercise 
there 17th Jan. 1616 ; min. in 1623 ; 
dep. before 20th Oct. 1646. He marr. 
Elizabeth Hemes, and had issue — 
William. — [Commiss. to Ass., 1638 ; Baillie's 
Lett. ; Reg. of Deeds, ccclvii., 301.] 

RALPH RODGER, called 18th, and 

7 adm. 27th May 1647; he joined the 

Protesting Party in the Church and 

was called to Ayr, but declined ; trans, to 

High Kirk, Glasgow, 5th June 1659. 

JOHN BELL of Blook, adm. about 
. 1659 ; deprived by Act of Parlia- 

ment 11th June, and Decreet of 
Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662. He was 
granted an indulgence by the Privy 
Council 27th July 1669 ; was allowed by 
the Council to visit his father who was 
dying 22nd June 1671, and on 8th May 
1685 his liberty Avas continued six months 
longer under caution. He returned in 
1687. 

LUKE GREENSHIELDS of Swinstie ; 
1687 M.A. (Edinburgh 1665); adm. to 
Morton before 1684 ; trans, to this 
parish before 24th April 1687, but outed 
in 1689. He marr. Elizabeth Hamilton, 
widow of Robert Row, min. of Abercorn. 
— [G. R. Sas., lxiv., 444.] 



PRESB. OF IRVINE] 



ARDROSSAN 



79 



1687 



1739 



JOHN BELL, before noticed ; returned 
and was at the meeting of Synod 
30th Aug. 1687; dem. after 3rd 

April 1688 ; adm. to Smailholm 12th Oct. 

1691. He marr. Jean Murray. 

THOMAS CLARK, chaplain to Lord 
Montgomerie in 1688; ord. April 
1691; died 20th Nov. 1737. He 

marr. Grizel M'Neill, who survived him. — 

[Glasg. Tests.] 

ROBERT DOW, born Beith, 1707, son 
of John D. and Margaret Stewart 
MA. (Glasgow, 1st May 1724) 
licen. by Presb. of Irvine 20th Aug. 1734 
called 26th April, and ord. 23rd Aug, 
1739 ; died 20th July 1787. He marr. 22nd 
April 1743, Janet (died 20th June 1797), 
daugh. of William Adie, and had issue — 
William ; John, born 24th June 1 745, died 
23rd Aug. 1746 ; Grizel, born 27th March 
1747, died 29th Dec. 1820 ; Stewart, mer- 
chant, Bermuda, born 9th Nov. 1748, died 
18th July 1786; Janet, born 11th June 
1750, died 14th Oct. 1812; Robert, born 
12th Oct, 1751, died 24th Sept. 1752; 
Robert, M.D., New Orleans, born 26th 
May 1753; Margaret, born 18th Nov. 1754 
(marr. Daniel Dow, merchant, Saltcoats) ; 
William, born 21st April 1756, died 13th 
April 1779 ; David, min. of Cathcart, born 
1st Nov. 1757 ; John (secundtis), merchant, 
Jamaica, born 3rd Jan. 1760 ; Alexander, 
born 20th May 1761, died 17th Feb. 1768; 
Mary ; Ann, born 6th April 1765 (marr. 
Allan Ker, merchant, Greenock), died 25th 
Jan. 1822. 

JOHN DUNCAN, probably son of John 
178g D., weaver, Kilmarnock ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; became rector 
of the Grammar School of Kilmarnock ; 
licen. by Presb. of Irvine 11th April 1787 ; 
pres. by Archibald, Earl of Eglinton, 28th 
Dec. 1787 ; when sent to preach by the 
Presb. he was stopped by a mob and turned 
back 4th May 1788. The case subsequently 
was referred to the Assembly and settle- 
ment was appointed by the Commission, 
and he was ord. at Irvine 28th Aug. 1789. 
He died 31st Jan. 1819, aged 70. He marr. 
(1) Christian Dow, who died 26th Feb. 



1799 : (2) 23rd Dec. 1799, Helen Hart, 
who died 28th May 1805, and had issue — 
Catherine, born 15th Feb. 1801; Jane, 
born 2nd Feb. 1805 : (3) 15th Nov. 1808, 
Margaret Logan, Irvine. — [M'Kay's Hist, of 
Kilmarnock, 159 ; Scots Mag., li. ; Report 
on Church Patronage.] 

JOHN HENDRY, second son of John 
H., farmer, Baldernock ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; min. of Gourock 
Chapel-of-Ease, 1789-96; assistant at Dairy; 
app. by Hugh, Earl of Eglinton, in March, 
and ord. (assistant and successor) 5th June 
1810 ; died 10th Feb. 1835, aged 69. He 
marr. 10th June 1805, Mary (died 1st March 
1857), daugh. of John Adam, D.D., min. of 
Middle Parish, Greenock, and had issue — 
John Adam, student of medicine, 1825-6, 
born 10th Dec. 1806, died April 1837.— 
[Tonibst.] 

" JOHN CAMPBELL BRYCE, born 1800, 
eldest son of John B., farmer, Inner - 
peffray ; educated at Parish Schools 
of Madderty and Muthil, and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Irvine 28th 
Nov. 1826; assistant to preceding; pres. 
by the trustees of Archibald William, Earl 
of Eglinton, March, and ord. (assistant and 
successor) 8th July 1830; died 14th May 
1858. He marr. 27th Dec. 1830, Mary Ann 
(died 20th March 1867), second daugh. of 
Archibald Douglas, Burnbrae, and had 
issue — Margaret, born 25th Sept. 1831, 
died 3rd March 1844 ; Elizabeth, born 
28th Dec. 1832 ; John, . born 18th April 
1834, died 6th March 1858; Mary Ann, 
born 27th Feb. 1835 ; Agnes Smith, born 
24th May 1836 (marr. James Clow Bryce, 
min. of Dalton) ; Archibald Douglas, born 
3rd Oct. 1840. Publication— Account of 
the Parish (New Stat. Ace, v.). — [Smith's 
Scottish Clergy, iii., 181.] 

DAVID EVAN M'NAB, born Crieff, 
1858 11th Nov. 1834, fifth son of Alex- 
ander M., weaver, and Jean Foster ; 
educated at Crieff School and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Auchterarder 
14th May 1858 ; assistant at Dairy, Ayr- 
shire, June to Sept. 1858; pres. by 
Archibald William, Earl of Eglinton, Aug., 



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NEW PARISH, ARDROSSAN 



PRESB. OF 



and ord. 16th Sept. 1858 ; died 18th July 
1888. He raarr. 26th July 1859, Matilda 
(died 22nd July 1890), daugh. of Hugh 
King Hagart, and had issue— Alexander, 
born 29th Aug. 1860, licen. by Presb. of 
Irvine 10th June 1884, died 6th June 1886 ; 
Rosina Bein Hagart, born 24th Nov. 1861 ; 
Mary Crawford, born 5th Feb. 1863 (marr. 
22nd Oct. 1885, John Stirrat) ; Jane Foster, 
born 14th May 1864 (marr. 4th Nov. 1910, 
Thomas Bradshaw) ; David Evan, born 
16th Aug. 1865, died Jan. 1913; Matilda 
King Hagart, born 10th March 1867; 
Rachel Bein Hagart, insurance inspector, 
born 23rd Sept. 1868; Stevenson Wilson, 
born 31st Dec. 1869, min. of Crichton ; 
William Brown, licentiate of the Church of 
Scotland, afterwards vicar of Hadley, Shrop- 
shire, born 7th Jan. 1871 ; Margaret Bein, 
D.C.S. missionary, Lomweland, born 5th 
March 1872; George Ashley Herbert, born 
17th Feb. 1873, died 26th July 1901; 
Radstock Bein Hagart, born 21st Sept. 
1874 ; Jessie Elizabeth, born 30th Dec. 
1876 (marr. 23rd April 1904, Dr Strachan). 

v WILLIAM ROSSIE BROWN, born 
1888 Glasgow, 24th May 1857, son of 
James B. and Elizabeth Dickson, 
educated at High School and Univs. of 
Glasgow and Edinburgh ; MA. (Glasgow 
1883) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 1884 ; 
assistant at Portobello ; ord. min. of Brox- 
burn chapel in 1887 ; trans, and adm. 13th 
Dec. 1888; died 13th Aug. 1907. He 
marr. 28th Oct. 1884, Mary Jane, daugh. 
of Alexander Fullarton, and had issue — 
James, MA. (Glasgow), born 10th July 
1886 [licen. by Presb. of Irvine 2nd May 
1911, app. chaplain to the Duke of 
Hamilton and ord. by Presb. of Hamilton 
29th July 1912, assistant at Peebles, adm. 
min. of Murrayfield 13th April 1915, served in 
European War, 1914-15] ; Mary Shaw, born 
2nd Dec. 1888 ; Elizabeth Dickson Rossie, 
born 19th Aug. 1892, died 10th Oct. 1907. 

DAVID DANIEL REES, born Neath, 
1908 Glamorgan, 29th March 1876, son of 
Thomas R. and Catherine Phillips ; 
educated at Aberavon Academy and Univ. 
of Wales; licen. by Presb. of Glamorgan- 
shire June 1903; ord. min. of Welsh Presby- 



terian Church, Llantrisint, Aug. 1904 ; 
adm. by General Assembly 30th May 1907 ; 
assistant at . Peebles in 1907 ; adm. 6th 
Feb. 1908. Marr. 3rd March 1908, Grace 
Evelyn Emlyn, eldest daugh. of the Rev. 
A. Emlyn Jones, Downend, Bristol, and has 
issue— Catherine Grace, born 7th Dec. 
1908. Publication — Souvenir of Ardrossan 
Parish (Saltcoats, 1908) ; Christ and the 
Crisis (London 1917). 

NEW PARISH, ARDROSSAN 
{Q.S.). 

[A church was built here on a site 
granted by Archibald, Earl of Eglinton 
and Winton, and largely at his expense. 
The parish was disjoined from Ardrossan 
and West Kilbride, 5th March 1851, at 
Lord Eglinton's instance.] 

THOMAS CLARK WILSON, formerly 
of Perth, Canada; pres. by the 
subscribers to the new church on 

6th May 1845; trans, to Dunkeld 27th 

Aug. 1846. 

JAMES MACKAY, pres. by the sub- 
scribers 15th April 1851 ; ord. first 
min. of parish 5th June 1851 ; trans, 
to Inverkei thing 26th Jan. 1854. 

JOHN DRENNAN M'CALL, born 
1827, third son of David M., canal 
manager, Falkirk ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow ; pres. by Archibald William, 
Earl of Eglinton and Winton, 16th May, 
ord. and adm. 29th June 1854; died at 
Aberfeldy, 8th June 1907. He marr. 27th 
March 1861, Mary Williamson, eldest daugh. 
of William Blackwood, writer, Peebles, 
and had issue — Elizabeth Buchanan, born 
25th April 1862; David, born 30th July 
1863 ; Margaret Mary Williamson, born 
26th Aug. 1865. 

JOHN KIRKLAND CAMERON, ord. 
and adm. (assistant and successor) 
29th Sept. 1904; trans, to Auchter- 
house 18th Dec. 1912. 

DUGALD MARTHUR, born Renton, 

1st March 1886, son of John M. and 

Joan Forbes ; educated at Renton 

School and Univ. of Glasgow ; MA. (1908), 



1851 



1854 



1904 



IRVINE] 



NOKTH CHURCH, SALTCOATS— BEITH 



81 



B.D. (1911); licen. by Presb. of Dunbarton 
2nd May 1911 ; assistant in Barony Parish, 
Glasgow, 1911-3; ord. 13th May 1913; 
served in European War as 2nd lieu- 
tenant in Black Watch ; died from wounds, 
21st April 1917. He marr. 22nd April 
1916, Margaret Steedman Sweet. 

ROBERT PAUL FAIRLIE, born 12th 
lgi7 March 1888, son of Archibald F., 
headmaster, Paisley, and Christina 
Miller ; educated at Paisley Grammar 
School, High School and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1908) ; student missionary at North 
Knapdale and Kildalton ; licen. by Presb. 
of Paisley 3rd May 1911 ; assistant at 
North Parish, Paisley, and Dunbarton ; 
ord. to Lerwick 4th Feb. 1914; trans, 
and adm. 4th Oct. 1917. Marr. 29th 
April 1916, Florence Annie Allan, youngest 
daugh. of James Wilson, L.R.C.P., Ash- 
ville, Dunbarton, and has issue — Alison 
Anna Bowie, born 23rd May 1917. 



NORTH CHURCH, SALT- 
COATS (Q.S.). 

[A church built here was constituted as 
a Gaelic chapel by Act of Assembly, 9th 
May 1837. From 1843 until 6th Aug. 1872 
the chapel appears to have been closed. 
The Presb. then sanctioned that it should 
be reopened as an English charge. On 14th 
Dec. 1906 it was disjoined from Ardrossan 
and Stewarton.] 

JOHN HAMILTON, born Arran, 1804, 
1838 eldest son of James H., farmer ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh ; nominated Oct. 

1837, but his appointment was opposed. 
After certain proceedings, the General As- 
sembly on 31st May 1838 declared H. to have 
been duly elected, and directed the Presb. 
to ordain him, which was done 30th Aug. 

1838. Joined the Free Church in 1843; 
min. of the Free Gaelic Church, Saltcoats, 
1843-5; Free Church, Lochranza, 1845-7; 
-died 30th May 1847. He marr. 1840, 
Margaret Kerr, who survived him. 

[Vacant 1843-72.] 
VOL. III. 



JOHN GOULD SMITH, assistant at 

Tolbooth, Edinburgh ; app. 7th Jan. 

1873 ; res. in 1876, and went to 

Scots Church, Pietermaritzburg ; died in 

1914. He marr., and had issue — J 

Lindsay. 

ROBERT WILLIAM PRIMROSE, 
187 _ licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 8th Jan. 
1873 ; assistant at Fenwick in 1875 ; 
ord. 2nd June 1876 ; res. 13th April 1877. 

JOHN CLARK, educated at Univ. of 

1877 Glasgow ; M.A. (1872), B.D. (1875) ; 

licen. by Presb. of Glasgow ; ord. 

10th July 1877 ; died unmarr. 24th March 

1878. 

FRANCIS HALDEN, licen. by Presb. 
187 of Paisley ; ord. 11th July 1878 ; res. 
2nd March 1899. 

JOHN ROBERT SPOTTISWOODE, 
1899 k° rn Edinburgh, 28th June 1861, 
son of Hugh S. and Catherine 
M'Liskie ; educated at Innerwick and East 
Barns Schools, and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
engaged as missionary of St Leonard's 
Parish, Edinburgh, before licence ; licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh May 1898 ; as- 
sistant at Muirkirk; ord. 13th July 1899. 
Marr. 6th June 1900, Annie Nicol, daugh. 
of John Pears Hutton, Edinburgh. 



BEITH. 

[The church of Beith was dedicated to St 
Inan. It belonged to the Abbey of Kil- 
winning. At Cuff Hill in the parish is 
St Inan's Chair, and near it St Inan's 
Well. There was also within the bounds 
a Well of St Bride. A yearly tryst named 
St Inan's Fair used to be held at Beith 
on St Inan's Day in Aug. Beith Church 
was rebuilt in 1810.] 

' THOMAS BOYD, reader, from 1574 
1574 to 1580. 

JOHN WALLACE, reader, from 1585 
lg85 till he was " changit by the Commis- 
sioners' advyce " 26th Nov. 1586. 

ROBERT MAXWELL, reader, 1586 to 
1586 1588. 



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BEITH 



[PRESB. OF 



JOHN YOUNG, brother of Andrew Y., 
1589 domestic servant of the king ; was 
min. of North Berwick in 1567 ; 
trans, to Duns Nov. 1568 ; trans, to Jed- 
burgh Aug. 1569 ; trans, to Irvine May 
1570 ; trans, and adm. in 1589 ; app. one of 
the Visitors for Ayrshire by the Assembly 
in 1593. He was called before the Privy 
Council 15th Feb. 1610, for intercommun- 
ing with his brother-in-law, "ane knowne 
trafficquing priest " ; died before 13th Aug. 
1622. He marr. (1) Jean Wallace: (2) 
Margaret Campbell, who survived him, and 
had issue — George, min. of Mauchline. — 
[Beg. Assig. ; Glasg. Tests. ; Booke of the 
Kirk ; Orig. Lett., i. ; Inq. Bet. Gen., 2781 ; 
Forbes' Becords ; Calderwood's Hist., iii. 
463, vi. 444 ; Books of Coun. and Sess., 7th 
May 1580.] 

JAMES FULLARTON, son of William 
1624 ^*' mm " °^ Dreghorn ; M.A. (Glasgow 
1618); declined presentation to Dreg- 
horn by James VI. 14th June 1620 ; was 
adm. here before 1624 ; clerk of Presb. 25th 
Sept. 1638; died before 30th March 1640, 
aged 42. He marr. Barbara Boyd, who sur- 
vived him. — [Beg. Sec. Sig. ; Edin. Bapt. ; 
Glasg. Tests. ; Baillie's Lett.] 

PATRICK COLVILLE, M.A. (Edin- 

1645 bur S n ' 25tn Ju *y 1629 ) 5 ord - before 
1645, when he was a member of As- 
sembly ; app. by the Council of England 
8th Aug. 1654, on a committee for authoris- 
ing admissions to the ministry in the 
province of Glasgow and Ayr, and elected 
Moderator of the last Synod previous to 
the establishment of Episcopacy 2nd April 
1661 ; died May 1662, aged about 53. He 
marr. Elizabeth, daugh. of Aulay (1 Walter) 
Macaulay of Ardencaple, and had issue — 
Walter. She survived him, and marr. (2) 
William Maitland, min. of this parish. — 
[Glasg. Tests. ; Baillie's Lett. ; Bannatyne 
Miscell., ii. ; Nicoll's Diary.'] 

ANDREW WALKER, M.A. ; trans, from 
Auchtertool ; he had the stipend for 
crop in 1666 ; trans, to Eaglesham 
in 1667. 



WILLIAM MAITLAND, born 1635, 
1669 y° UD g es t son of Robert M. of Eccles, 
and Mary, daugh. of John Brown, 
min. of Glencairn ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 23rd 
May 1655); adm. min. of Whitern about 
1660 ; deprived 11th June 1662 ; granted an 
indulgence here by the Privy Council 27th 
July 1669 ; was one of those selected by 
the Presbyterians when terms of accom- 
modation were proposed in 1670, to deliver 
an unfavourable answer regarding it at 
Edinburgh. Receiving no stipend for 1675 
and 1676 he applied to the Privy Council, 
who granted letters of horning for pay- 
ment thereof ; died Oct. 1681. He marr. 
(1) (died in Galloway, s.p.), a daugh. 
of James Hamilton, min. of the Old 
Kirk, Edinburgh : (2) (cont. 26th Sept. 
1666), Elizabeth Macaulay, widow of 
Patrick Colville, min. here in 1645, and 
had issue — William, min. of Mauchline : 
(3) 16th June 1674, Mary, eldest daugh. 
and co-heir of John M'Michan of Barcaple, 
min. of Dairy (she survived him, marr. (2) 
Gilbert Crocket, merchant, Dumfries, and 
died 13th Sept. 1735, aged 83), and had 
issue — John, bapt. 19th Jan. 1676, ancestor 
of the Fuller-Maitlands of Stansted, Essex ; 
Alexander, min. of Tongland, born 19th 
March 1677, ancestor of the Dundrennan 
family ; James, bapt. 5th Jan. 1679. — 
[Harrison's Family of Maitland ; Wodrow's 
Hist., i., 327 ; Tombst. ; Fenwick Sess. Beg. ; 
Glasg. Tests. ; Barns Writs.] 

WILLIAM ROBERTSON, son of John 
1683 ^'' ma ltman, burgess of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (Glasgow, 27th July 1676); 
adm. before 7th April 1683; died March 
1686, aged about 30.— [Glasg. Com. Deeds, 
2nd July 1685, 20th Dec. 1684; Glasg. 
Tests.] 

THOMAS WILKIE, M.A. (Edinburgh 
1668) ; passed trials before Presb. of 
Jedburgh, and got a testimonial for 
iicen. 1st March 1676 ; adm. to Abbotrule 
28th Sept. 1676 ; trans, and adm. before 
15th June 1687 ; the parish was vacant in 
1689; died in Edinburgh, 8th Jan. 1733, 
aged 82. He marr. perhaps (1) Anna 
Ewart (buried in Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 
9th Dec. 1692), and (2) Janet Johnston, for 



1687 



IRVINE] 



BEITH 



83 



whose funeral expenses he was allowed £40 
Scots in 1700. — [Greyfriars Btir. ; Charity 
Boll.] 

ALEXANDER ORR, M.A. ; adm. be- 
tween 2nd April and 1st Oct. 1689 ; 
trans, to Alyth in 1699, but did 

not accept, and was adm. to St Quivox 31st 

July 1700. 

ROBERT CAMERON, educated at 

Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 1st Sept. 

1701 ; died 16th Dec. 1735. He 

marr. Rebecca (died 22nd June 1749), 

daugh. of Robert Hunter, min. of West 

Kilbride. 

WILLIAM LEECHMAN, M.A. ■ called 
27th May, and ord. 30th Sept. 1736 ; 
dem. 3rd Jan. 1744, on appointment 

as Professor of Divinity in Univ. of Glasgow 

(q.v.). 

JOHN WITHERSPOON, M.A. ; called 
24th Jan., and ord. 11th April 1745 ; 
trans, to Laigh Parish, Paisley, 16th 
June 1757. 

DAVID M'CLELLAN of Nettlehirst, 
born 1723, son of James M., min. 
of Kirkcowan ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 
14th April 1743); licen. by Presb. of 
Wigtown 16th June 1752 ; pres. by Com- 
missioner for Alexander, Earl of Eglinton, 
16th Dec. 1757 ; ord. 24th Aug. 1758 ; died 
22nd Oct. 1796. He marr. (1) 11th March 
1767, Jean, only daugh. of George Brown of 
Knockmarloch : (2) 30th March 1778, Isa- 
bella (died 26th April 1823), daugh. of John 
Fullarton (irrimus), min. of Dairy, and had 
issue — Katharine Fullarton, born 7 th May 
1779, died 27th Oct. 1827. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, 
viii.). — [Tombst., Ayr Sheriff-Court Boohs, 
2nd Nov. 1771.] 

ROBERT M'VEY, born 1766, eldest son 
1796 of William M., merchant, Kippen ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dunbarton 3rd Dec. 1782 ; 
pres. by Archibald, Earl of Eglinton, 1st 
Jan., and ord. (assistant and successor) 25th 
Feb. 1796; died 3rd July 1811. He marr. 
11th Nov. 1806, Janet (died 17th March 



1847), daugh. of John M'Vey, and had issue 
— Jean, born 27th Sept. 1807 ; Robert, born 
13th March 1809 ; John, born 7th Dec. 1810, 
died 20th March 1819. 

JAMES MUIR, born Carstairs, 1771, 
1812 e ^est son of Alexander M. ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Irvine 3rd Sept. 1798 ; pres. by 
Hugh, Earl of Eglinton, Dec. 1811 ; ord. 
23rd April 1812; died 19th Jan. 1831. 
He marr. (1) 21st Jan. 1814, Harriet (died 
3rd Nov. 1828), daugh. of James Crawford, 
W.S., and had issue — Janet Graham, born 
4th Nov. 1814; James Brown Crawford, 
born 25th Jan. 1817, died at South Pether- 
ton, Australia, 23rd Dec. 1876 : (2) 6th 
July 1829, Margaret Macgregor (died s.p. 
13th June 1833), widow of Joseph M'Laren, 
surgeon. 

GEORGE COLVILLE, third son of 
1831 J° nn C., farmer, Bardarroch, Ochil- 
tree ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr ; ord. to 
Kilwinning 23rd Sept. 1824 ; pres. by the 
trustees of Archibald William, Earl of 
Eglinton, and adm. 7th July 1831 ; D.D. 
(Edinburgh, 7th Dec. 1845); died 13th 
May 1852. He marr. 18th Oct. 1824, 
Janet Maria (died 30th June 1870), daugh. 
of Alexander Macdougal, and had issue — 
George, min. of Canonbie, born 22nd Sept. 
1825 ; Jane Margaret, born 22nd July 1827 
(marr. 10th Dec. 1844, Francis Johnston 
Wilson of Stroquhan) ; Helen, born 30th 
April 1829 ; James, born 1st June 1832, 
died 8th Jan. 1835 ; John, born 29th Sept. 
1834, died 5th March 1839. 



1852 



ANDREW BROWN, born 1808, second 
son of Andrew B., collector of taxes, 
Hamilton ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; B.A. (1837); licen. by Presb. of 
Hamilton in 1841 ; assistant at Kilmaurs ; 
ord. to Newton-upon-Ayr 31st Aug. 1843 ; 
trans, to Irvine 9th Jan. 1845 ; pres. by 
Archibald William, Earl of Eglinton, and 
adm. 7th Oct. 1852; died at Edinburgh, 
28th Sept. 1888. He marr. 30th Aug. 1849, 
Jean Isabella (died 23rd July 1890), daugh. 
of James Cumming, Upper Parliament 
Street, Liverpool, and had issue — Archibald 



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[PRESB. OF 



James, born 10th Feb., and died 17th June 
1850 ; Elizabeth Barnet Cumming, born 6th 
May 1851 ; William, born 22nd April 1854 ; 
Andrew, born 24th May 1856 j Helen Mary, 
born 26th Jan. 1858 ; Jane Isabel, born 
14th Sept. 1860 ; Constance Margaret, born 
24th June 1862.— [Smith's Scottish Clergy, 
iii., 104.] 

INNES GRANT SUTHERLAND, 
1887 k° rn Invermark, 30th Aug. 1859; 
son of James S., parochial school- 
master, Lochlee ; M. A. (Edinburgh 1886) ; 
assistant at Alloa and Tullibody in 1886 ; 
ord. (assistant and successor) 24th March 
1887; died 15th March 1919. He marr. 
26th Sept. 1888, Frances Harriet, daugh. of 
Alexander Bryson, min. of Alloa, and has 
issue — Rollo Russell Grant, min. of Ballan- 
trae, born 5th Dec. 1890. 

JOHN MURRAY WOODBURN, M.A., 
B.D., trans, from New Abbey (q-v.), 
1919 and adm. 25th Sept. 1919. 



CROSSHOUSE (Q.S.). 

[The parish was disjoined from Kilmaurs 
and Dreghorn, 13th March 1882.] 

JAMES WYSE, born Edinburgh, 1839, 
son of James W., C.A. ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1871); 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh; pres. by the 
trustees 8th June, and ord. 3rd Aug. 1882 ; 
died unmarr. 13th June 1894. Was clerk of 
Presb. for a few months before his death. 



1882 



WILLIAM WHITE, born 1866, son of 
18Q5 Matthew W., grain merchant, Partick ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1887); B.D. (1889); licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow ; assistant at Motherwell; ord. 
10th Jan. 1895. 



DALRY. 

[The vicarage of Dairy belonged to the 
Abbey of Kilwinning. About a mile from 
the church, on the east side of the Water 
of Garnock and within this parish, there 
was a chapel dedicated to St Margaret of 
Antioch. On her day, the 31st of July old 



style, a yearly fair was held at Dairy. There 
was within the bounds a Well of St Finan. 
Dairy Church was removed to a new site in 
1608 ; and the church was again rebuilt in 
1771. There are mission chapels in the 
parish at Blair and Kersland. 

JOHN HEPBURN, min. in 1564. He 
1564 had issue — Margaret. — [Acts and 
Dec, xxxi., 9.] 

• GEORGE BOYD, reader, 1567 to 

1567 1573. 

JAMES GREIG, trans, to Colmonell in 

1568 1568.— [Acts and Dec, xlii., 243, 405.] 

ANDREW BLAIR, reader, 1574 to 
1574 1591. 

ROBERT MAXWELL, M.A. ; trans. 
1591 f rom Percetown in 1591 ; trans, to 
Carluke same year. 

. ARCHIBALD BLACKBURN, M.A. ; 
15gs trans, from Baldernock ; pres. by 
James VI. Sept. 1593 ; trans, to 
Aberdeen in 1601. 

JOHN CUNNINGHAM, eldest son of 
1604 J° nn C- of Baidland, and Margaret 
Crawford; M.A. (Glasgow 1595); 
adm. to Houston in 1599; trans, to Kill- 
ellan before 30th Dec. 1602 ; adm. in 1604 ; 
had a crown charter of Baidland 19th Dec. 
1622 ; died April 1635, aged about 60. He 
marr. (1) Jean (died March 1611), daugh. of 
Thomas Fleming of Auchinvoll, and had 
issue — John of Baidland : (2) Jean, daugh. 

of ■ Ker of Triborne, and had issue 

— Gabriel, burgess of Irvine ; Robert ; 
James ; Lilias. — [Reg. Assig. ; Reg. of 
Deeds, cxcv., 59, 13th Aug. 1604 ; Ayr Sas., 
v., 203 ; vii., 394 ; xiii., 395.] 

ROBERT BELL, son of John B., min. 

of Tron Parish, Glasgow; M.A. 

(Glasgow 1628) ; proposed as assistant 
to his father in the New Kirk, Glasgow, 
26th Nov. 1634, but was adm. (in Glasgow) to 
this parish 1st Sept. 1635 ; was again pro- 
posed as assistant and successor to his 
father in 1639. He was probably deprived 
by Diocesan Synod about 1664 ; had an 
indulgence, which he had been granted, 
withdrawn 17th Jan. 1685 ; died before 



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DALRY 



85 



2nd Oct. 1688. He marr. Agnes Inglis, 
who died 8th Jan. 1680, and had issue 
— John of Blook, min. of Ardrossan ; Bryce, 
physician, Glasgow; James, chamberlain 
to the Earl of Kilmarnock ; Jean (marr. 
William Cunningham, merchant burgess, 
Glasgow). — [Glasg. Presb. ; Baillie's Lett. ; 
Wodrow's Hist., ii., 340 ; Inq. Ret. Ayr, 
652 ; Tombst. ; Glasg. Com. Deeds, 9th 
March and 22nd May 1682.] 

ANDREW SLIRIE, educated at King's 
1682 College, Aberdeen; M.A. (9th July 
1668) ; licen. by James, Archbishop 
of St Andrews, 21st July 1674 ; ord. 1st 
March 1682 ; outed at the Revolution. 
He afterwards intruded at Falkirk, but 
was inhibited by the General Assembly 
25th Oct. 1690 ; opened a meeting-house at 
Brotherton in the parish of Benholme from 
July 1712 to March 1713. He was dep. by 
the Presb. of Fordoun for intruding within 
their bounds and for contumacy. — [Acts 
and Hist. Gen. Ass., 1690 ; Rule's Sec. 
Vindication ; Orig. Certif. Licen. and Ord.] 

HUGH KILPATRICK, formerly min. 

1689 °^ a P res byterian congregation at 

Lurgan, Ireland, which he held from 

about 1686 ; officiated here from 1689 to 

1691, when he was called to Old Cumnock. 

JOHN KING, adm. before 19th March 
16g ^ 1696; app. to go to the colony of 
Caledonia [Darien],butwas prevented 
from doing so; died June 1713. He had 
issue — John, . surgeon, Stewarton; Mary ; 
Elison.— [Glasg. Tests.] 

JOHN FULLARTON (primus), son of 
1717 James F., min. of St Ninians ; M.A. 
(King's College, Aberdeen, 1709) ; 
studied divinity at Glasgow Univ. and 
Leyden ; burgess of Irvine in 1712 ; tutor 
to Sir Robert Menzies of Weem in 1715 ; 
schoolmaster in Irvine 19th March 1715 ; 
licen. by Presb. of Irvine 14th Aug. 1716; 
pres. by William Blair, younger, of that 
ilk, 20th Oct. 1716 ; ord. 25th April 1717 ; 
died 17th April 1761. He marr. (1) a lady 
whose name is unknown. She died 19th 
Aug. 1728 : (2) 3rd Feb. 1733, Katharine 
(died 22nd July 1775), fourth daugh. of 



Gavin Ralston of that ilk, and had issue — 
Anne, born 12th Sept. 1734 (marr. John 
Monteith, min. of Houston) ; John, min. 
of this parish ; Gavin, surgeon, Greenock, 
born 20th June 1737, died 1795; Isabella, 
born 22nd Aug. 1740 (marr. David 
M'Clellan, min. of Beith) ; William, 
merchant, Greenock, born 19th March 
1745; James. — [Scot. Notes and Queries, 
2nd ser., vol. i., 182.] 

JOHN FULLARTON (secundus), born 
y- „ 5th Sept. 1735, son of preceding; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Irvine 20th March 1759 ; ord. 
to Dunlop 25th Sept. 1760 ; pres. by Major 
Blair of Blair 8th Oct. 1761 ; trans, and 
adm. 1st April 1762 ; died 23rd Jan. 1802. 
He marr. 14th April 1766, Helen (died 21st 
Jan. 1800), fifth daugh. of Robert Donald, 
merchant, Greenock, and had issue — 
Christian, born 7th March 1767, died 6th 
Nov. 1809 ; John of Kerelaw, born 14th 
Nov. 1768, died 1844 ; Robert, born 25th 
May 1770, died 15th Sept. 1785; Katharine, 
born 17th Jan. 1772; Helen, born 18th Dec. 
1773, died 18th Aug. 1798; James, born 
19th July 1776, died 13th April 1792 ; Mary 
born 9th Nov. 1778 (marr; John Thomson, 
her father's successor) ; Isabella, born 18th 
Jan. 1781, died 31st May 1793; Robert, 
H.E.I.C.S., born 30th May 1785, died at 
Prince Edward Island, 23rd April 1807; 
Gavin of Kerelaw, born 1st Jan. 1788, died 
Sept. 1876. Publication — Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xii.). — [Tombst.; 
Family Pajyers.] 

JOHN THOMSON, youngest son of 
1802 Archibald T., farmer, St Ninians, 
Stirling ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Stirling 3rd 
Aug. 1791 ; ord. to Cambusnethan 11th July 
1797 ; pres. by William Blair of Blair in 
July, trans, and adm. 18th Nov. 1802 ; died 
14th Oct. 1820. He marr. (1) 13th Dec. 
1803, Mary Fullarton (died s.]?. 14th Oct. 
1808), daugh. of preceding min. : (2) 15th 
April 1811, Jean (died 4th March 1827), 
only daugh. of Alexander Coulter, surgeon, 
Kilwinning, and had issue — Ann, born 18th 
July 1812, died 11th Aug. 1815; Agnes, 
born 2nd Feb. 1814, died 25th Dec. 1824 ; 



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[PRESB. OF 



1821 



William Murray, merchant, Glasgow, born 
29th Oct. 1816 ; John, born 1st April 1818, 
died 6th April 1827. 

THOMAS JOHNSTONE, born 29th 
July 1775; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Annan 22nd 
April 1802 ; tutor successively in the families 
of Sir Michael Shaw Stewart of Blackhall, 
Bart., and of Robert Baird of Newbyth ; 
assistant at Haddington ; ord. (by that 
Presb.) min. of the Low Meeting, Berwick - 
on-Tweed, 15th Sept. 1809 ; pres. to this 
parish by William Blair of Blair in April, 
trans, and adm. 28th June 1821 ; died 25th 
Sept. 1843. He marr. (1) Jane Wilson, 
Edinburgh, who died 22nd May 1836, and 
had issue — Michael Shaw Stewart, min. of 
Monigaff, born 14th May 1811 ; Ebenezer 
Wilson, born 22nd Sept. 1813, died at 
Skeldon, Canada, 26th Aug. 1839 ; Thomas, 
min. of Anwoth, born 6th March 1815; 
Francis Alexander Wilson of Croglin and 
Stroquhan, born 18th Nov. 1820: (2) 2nd 
Sept. 1839, Harriet (died 13th Sept. 1870), 
daugh. of William Hamilton of Craighlaw 
M.D. Publication — The History of Berwick- 
upon-Tiveed and its Vicinity (Berwick, 181 7). 

ROBERT STEVENSON, born 1807, 
eldest son of Hugh S., weaver, 
Bannockburn ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Dunbarton 
23rd Oct. 1823; ord. to North Church, 
Paisley, 17th July 1835 ; trans, to Middle 
Parish 3rd, and adm. 18th Feb. 1836 ; pres. 
by William Fordyce Blair of that Ilk ; 
trans, and adm. 28th March 1844; D.D. 
(Edinburgh 1878) ; died unmarr., 11th Sept. 
1890, aged 83. During his ministry large 
and commodious mission halls were erected 
in the parish, and he bequeathed handsome 
endowments to the West Church and Kers- 
land Barony mission. 

JAMES LAMONT FYFE, born Cam- 
buslang, 10th May 1859, son of 
Gabriel F. and Elizabeth Lamont ; 
educated at High School and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Hamilton in 
1889; assistant at Dairy in 1888; ord. 
23rd April 1891 ; died in church while cele- 
brating Communion 14th Nov. 1915. He 



marr. 5th June 1901, Margaret, daugh. of 
William Smith Neil Patrick, Sheriff-clerk 
of Ayrshire, and had issue — James Gabriel, 
born 2nd June 1902 ; William Patrick, born 
22nd Feb. 1905; Ann Crawford Lamont, 
born 26th Nov. 1908; George Wardrop, 
born 13th Oct. 1911. 

ANDREW BALD THOMSON, born 
1916 29th May 1880, son of George T., 
min. of Blackhill ; educated at Peter- 
head Academy and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1902), B.D. (31st Oct. 1905); 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 5th May 
1908 ; assistant at Woodside in 1909 ; 
ord. to Second Charge, Kilmarnock, 24th 
March 1910 ; trans, and adm. 18th 
May 1916. Marr. 16th July 1904, Mary 
Isabella (born 3rd April 1881), daugh. 
of Robert Henderson, Aberdeen, and 
has issue — George, born 14th Dec. 
1904 ; Robert Henderson, born 21st Feb. 
1906 ; John Lyon, born 1st Sept. 1907 ; 
Margaret Jane, born 6th Feb. 1909 ; 
Andrew, born 10th Nov. 1910; Matthew 
Osburne, born 28th March 1912; Mary 
Isabella, born 23rd Nov. 1913 ; a daughter 
born 4th Oct. 1919. 



WEST DALRY (Q.S.). 

[The parish was disjoined from the 
parishes of Dairy, Kilwinning, and 
Ardrossan on 30th Oct. 1896.] 

JOHN DALL GLASS, pres. by the 
trustees 6th April, and ord. 13th May 
1897 ; trans, to St James's Parish, 
Glasgow, 23rd June 1910. 



1910 



JAMES JOHNSTON, born Corbally, 
Co. Antrim, 15th May 1872, son of 
James J. and Margaret MTnnes; 
educated at Methodist College and Queen's 
Univ., Belfast; B.A. (1896); licen. by 
Presb. of Belfast 15th May 1900 ; assistant 
at St Enoch's, Belfast ; ord. to First Pres- 
byterian Church, Ray, Manor - Cunning- 
ham, Co. Donegal, 23rd July 1903; adm. 
13th Oct. 1910. Marr. 8th Nov. 1904, 
Susan Crockett, daugh. of Andrew George 
Ramsay, and has issue— May Elizabeth 
Margretta, born 11th Sept. 1905; Annie 



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Fotheringham M'Innes, born 12th April 
1908; Jessie, born 4th April 1910; Ian 
Ramsay, born 18th Aug. 1913. 

DARVEL (Q.S.). 

[The parish was disjoined from the 
parishes of Loudoun and Galston on 7th 
March 1892.] 

JOHN WATSON JACK, born Hall of 
1889 KyP e > 11th Dec. 1859, son of Robert 
J. and Janet Watson ; educated at 
St John's Grammar School, Hamilton, 
Crosshill School, Strathaven, and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 
May 1886 ; assistant at Strachur and St 
Matthew's, Glasgow ; ord. 31st Oct. 1889 ; 
adm. first min. of the parish 1892. 

DREGHORN, or LANGDREG- 
GARNE AND PIERSTOUN, 
oh PERCETOUN. 

[These two parishes were united in 1688. 
The church of Dreghorn belonged of old to 
the Abbey of Kilwinning. It was rebuilt 
in 1780. At Springside within the bounds 
there is a mission chapel.] 

GAVIN NAYSMITH, exhorter in 
1567 ; styled min. Feb. 1572-3; vicar 
12th Feb. 1574; he had charge of 
Kilmaurs also from Nov. 1571, to which he 
was trans, in 1574. — [Acts and Dec, xlviii., 
229 ; Feu Charters of Kirklands, ii., 210.] 

LAURENCE LYNE, reader from 1574 
1574 to 1589. 

WILLIAM FULLARTON, son of John 
1590 ^' °^ dreghorn and Janet Houston ; 
min. of Largs in 1585 ; pres. to the 
vicarage of Irvine 30th Nov. 1586; went 
to Kilmaurs in 1589 ; adm. here in 1590 ; 
was called before the Privy Council 5th 
Feb. 1610 for intercommuning with a 
trafficking priest ; died Jan. 1620. He 
had issue — James, min. of Beith. — [Beg. 
Assig. ; Glasg. Tests.] 

WILLIAM LINDSAY, son of Gavin 

L. of the family of Dunrod, and 

Isabella, daugh. of John Shaw of 

Greenock ; MA. (Glasgow 1614) ; was on 



1567 



the Exercise there 15th March 1620 ; adm. 
in 1621 ; dep. 7th May 1650 for complicity 
in " the Engagement " ; was banished to 
Ireland, and in 1662 had a grant from 
vacant stipends. He marr. Margaret 
Cunningham. — [Crawfurd's Renfrew, 125 ; 
Baillie's Lett. ; Acts of Pari., v. ; Laing 
Charters, 2031 and 2161 ; P. C. Reg., 3rd 
ser., i., 291-2.] • 

ARCHIBALD FERGUSON, MA. 
1652 ^ Andrews 1642) ; studied theology 
at Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 29th Jan. 1645 ; ord. about April 
1645 as min. of a Presbyterian congregation 
in Antrim. He was commissioned to the 
General Assembly in 1649, to ask its 
influence with the Government for the 
protection of the Irish Presbyterians. He 
returned, but with several others was 
obliged to leave Ireland in 1650 on account 
of the persecution. He probably was adm. 
here about 1652, but returned to his former 
charge, and died Dec. 1654, aged about 33. 
He marr. Janet Conyngham, who died June 
1652. — [Glasg. Tests. ; Reid's Ireland, ii., 95, 
215, 238.] 



1656 



JOHN SPALDING, MA. (St Andrews 
1651); adm. 19th Nov. 1656; de- 
prived by Act of Parliament 11th 
June, and Decreet of Privy Council 1st 
Oct. 1662 ; min. again in 1670. 



1664 



ALEXANDER GREGORIE, MA. ; pres. 
by William, Earl of Glencairn, Lord 
Chancellor, before 30th May 1664. 
The heritors and whole inhabitants having 
withdrawn themselves from the parish 
church, the Privy Council on 23rd June 
" ordain a party of soldiers to be forthwith 
sent to quarter upon that parish with 
power to uplift the penalty of 20 shillings 
Scots from every person residing in said 
parish, who shall withdraw from the said 
Kirk." G. was adm. after 3rd July that 
year, but so ill received was he, that he 
threatened to remove 11th Aug. thereafter; 
trans, to St Quivox before 1671. 



1667 



WILLIAM MAIR, styled min. 9th May 
1667 and 4th June 1668. — [Glasg. 
Com. Deeds.) 



88 



DREGHORN 



[PRESB. OF 



1674 



1885 



JOHN SPALDING, M.A., above men- 
1670 ti° ne d 5 was called before the Privy 
Council at Edinburgh 6th April 
1669, with others, for keeping conventicles, 
or preaching in private houses, but dis- 
missed two days after and indulged by the 
Council 3rd March 1670, when he returned 
to the parish on 20th of that month. He 
was still min. in 1684. — [Wodrow ; s Hist., 
ii., 123 ; Fenwick Sess. Reg.] 

PATRICK ANDERSON, M.A., formerly 
min. of Walston ; granted indulgence 
in this parish [or at Kilbirnie] prior 

to 22nd Oct. 1674. He returned to Walston 

before 6th July 1689. 

JOHN ROW, M.A. ; said to have been 
■•coo trans, from Stoneykirk before 1682 ; 
min. of Dalgety before 1686. 

ALEXANDER MUSHET, son of Nicol 
M., Carse of Cambus, Monteith ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(15th July 1673); tutor in Ellengreig's 
family ; passed trials before Presb. of 
Dunoon and recommended for licence 1st 
Jan. 1679 ; adm. to Cumbrae that year ; 
trans, and adm. before 26th Dec. 1685 ; 
died before 12th Oct. 1686.— [Dunoon Presb. 
Reg. ; Bail. Cunning. Deeds and Arrest- 
ments.] 

JAMES STEWART, M.A. (Glasgow, 
13th July 1669) ; was in London 
for twenty-two years ; returned to 
Scotland and was adm. min. of Cumbrae 
about 1683 ; trans, and adm. in 1688 ; died 
after 18th April 1688. He marr. in London, 
Mary Stewart, who survived him, and had 
four children. — [Glasg. Tests. ; Charity 
Papers, 1696.] 

JOHN SPALDING, M.A., noticed 
1688 a ^ ove 5 returned at the Toleration ; 
app. to use the old church of Piers- 
toun as his place of worship 15th Aug. 1687 ; 
attended the first meeting of Synod 30th 
Aug. 1688 ; trans, to Kirkcudbright in 1689. 
— [Maitland Miscell., iv., 185; Sec. Off. 
Reg., 1687-8.] 

ROBERT YOUNG, adm. {interim) to 

16g2 Eaglesham 21st Aug. 1689; adm. 

6th Sept. 1692 ; died 16th Nov. 1693, 

aged 51. He marr. (1) Grizel Stevenson, and 



1688 



had issue — Sarah (marr. William Morris), 
died 18th Jan. 1700 : (2) Margaret Muir- 
head (who survived him, and was recom- 
mended to the Presbyteries by the General 
Assembly for charitable supply 12th April 
1694).— [Tombst. ; Acts of Ass., 1694.] 

ALEXANDER CUNNINGHAM, born 
16g5 1665, fifth son of Richard C. of 
Glengarnock ; ord. 17th Sept. 1695 ; 
died Aug. 1712. He marr. Janet (buried 
6th Feb. 1720), daugh. of John Aitken- 
head of Jaw, and widow of James Boog, 
min. of Dundonald, and had issue — 
William ; Richard, min. of Symington, 
Ayrshire ; Elizabeth (marr. 27th May 1739, 
Andrew Hastie, schoolmaster, Kilwinning). 
— [Robertson's Ayrshire Fam., i., 315.] 

JAMES SEMPILL, son of Robert S. of 
171 Kirkhouse of Bonhill ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Dunbarton 4th Aug. 1713; called 5th 
Dec. 1717; ord. 7th May 1718; died 9th 
Feb. 1752. He marr. (1) 9th July 1719, 
Dorothea (died June 1720), daugh. of John 
Edminston, merchant, Glasgow, and had 
issue — Robert, served heir 4th Feb. 1761 : 
(2) 23rd April 1722, Margaret (died 23rd 
Aug. 1758), daugh. of William Gemmil of 
Towerlands, and had issue — Janet, died 
29th Dec. 1747; John, M.A. (Glasgow 1744); 
Dorothy, buried in Ramshorn Churchyard, 
Glasgow, 29th Nov. 1754 ; James, born 18th 
May 1730 ; George, born 27th Sept. 1737 ; 
Elizabeth, born 26th March 1743.— [Glasg. 
Marr. Reg. ; Glasg. 'Pests.] 



1753 



ANDREW M'VEY, born Logie, Bridge 
of Allan, 1720, son of John M. ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; tutor to 
the son of Dr Colin Campbell of Daling ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dunoon 18th Sept. 1744. 
He served as a volunteer at the Battle of 
Falkirk, where he was taken prisoner by 
the Highland army and carried to the 
Castle of Doune, but made his escape in 
the disguise of a woman carrying a kettle ; 
called 8th March, and ord. 10th May 1753; 
died 4th July 1769. He marr. 18th Oct. 
1763, Janet Hunter, who died 4th May 
1768, and had issue — John, born 5th Aug. 



IRVINE 



DREGHORN 



89 



1764, died 6th July 1769; Robert, born 
25th May 1766; Andrew, born 28th May 
1767. — [Cochrane Corresp. ; Tombst.] 

MICHAEL TOD, born Kilmarnock, 
1770 1740, eldest son of James T. ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Irvine 16th Sept. 1764 ; pres. by 
Archibald, Earl of Eglinton, 7th Dec. 1769 ; 
ord. 5th April 1770 ; died 15th Aug. 1801. 
He marr. 18th Aug. 1778, Margaret (died 
27th Nov. 1828), daugh. of John Monteath, 
min. of Houston, and had issue — Michael, 
born 18th July 1779 ; Margaret, born 8th 
Dec. 1780; Mary, born 11th Oct. 1782, died 
14th Jan. 1787 ; Jean, born 30th Aug. 
1784 (marr. 20th Aug. 1816, John Parker, 
merchant, Glasgow) ; Agnes, born 5th June 
1786 (marr. 23rd Sept. 1805, Alexander 
Murdoch, writer, Ayr); Mary Anne, born 
born 24th Feb. 1788; John, born 25th 
April 1790; Elizabeth, born 19th June 
1792 ; Janet, born 6th Feb. 1794, died 6th 
Jan. 1820; Isabella, born 23rd Aug. 1796 
(marr. 12th July 1819, Thomas M'Clelland, 
agent, Bank of Scotland, Ayr). Publication 
— Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, iv.). — [Tombst.] 

ANDREW HALDANE, born 29th Jan. 
1802 ^76, son of Bernard H., min. of 
Glenholm ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Biggar 
10th June 1800 ; pres. by the Trustees and 
Commissioner of Mary, Lady Montgomerie, 
in Feb. and ord. 13th May 1802 ; died 22nd 
Jan. 1820. He marr. 18th April 1808, Mar- 
garet (died 23rd Jan. 1854), daugh. of 
Alexander Campbell of Greenfield, and had 
issue — John Campbell, surgeon, Ayr, born 
3rd Feb. 1809 ; Bernard, physician, Preston 
born 19th March 1811 ; Alexander, born 
29th Jan. 1814.— [Tombst.] 

ROBERT SMITH, pres. by the Commis- 

1821 s i° ners °f Mary, Lady Montgomerie, 

andCharlesMontolieuBurges[Lamb], 

July 1820 ; ord. 22nd Feb. 1821 ; trans, to 

Tester 1st Oct. 1829. 

WILLIAM WODROW, born 1795, son 

1831 °^ R°k ert W., Mauchline ; educated 

at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 

of Ayr in 1820 ; ord. by the Scots Presb. 



London, 20th April 1826, as min. of 
Swallow Street Chapel there ; pres. to this 
parish by Mary, Lady Montgomerie, and 
Sir Charles Lamb in Sept., and adm. 3rd 
Nov. 1831 ; died unmarr. 24th Jan. 1834. 
Publication — Charge to the People at the 
Ordination of the Rev. Hugh B. Maclean 
(London, 1827). — [The Scots Churches in 
England, 224 ; Tombst.] 

JOHN CAMPBELL JAMIESON, born 
Greenock, 4th Jan. 1796; eldest son 
of William J.,' teacher, Kilmarnock, 
and Ann Campbell ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Irvine 17th 
Nov. 1821 ; pres. by Mary, Lady Mont- 
gomerie, and Sir Charles Lamb in Feb. 1834. 
Objections having been taken to his settle- 
ment, judgment was given against him by 
a majority of one vote in the General As- 
sembly 28th May 1835. In consequence 
of irregularity in the voting the case was 
continued to next Assembly, who re- 
mitted to the Presb. to proceed ; he was 
therefore ord. 28th July 1 836 ; died at 
Irvine, 16th Sept. 1864. He marr. 30th 
Aug. 1836, Mary (born 7th March 1802, 
died 11th Oct. 1868), daugh. of William 
Young, merchant, West Indies, and Anne 
Allan, and had issue — William Allan, born 
7th Nov. 1837, died 5th Aug. 1838; William 
Allan, M.D., LL.D., President of Royal 
College of Physicians, Edinburgh, born 1st 
April 1839, died 21st April 1916 ; Mary 
Anne Kerr, born 16th March 1841 (marr. 
Thomas Reid), died at Victoria, B.C., 1st 
Jan. 1900. Publication — Account of the 
Parish (New Stat. Ace, v.).— [Acts of Ass., 
1834-6 ; Edinburgh Medical Journal, June 
1916.] 

JAMES MILROY, born Borgue about 
1855 1830; B.A. (Edinburgh 1848), M.A. 
(Edinburgh 1850) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh; assistant at Stewarton in 1854; 
ord. (assistant and successor) 23rd Aug. 
1855 ; died unmarr. at Kirkcudbright, 23rd 
March 1890. 

WILLIAM HORNE, born Dunfermline, 
1888 1844 ' educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews M.A., (1869) and Congrega- 
tional Theological Hall, Edinburgh ; min. 



90 



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[PRESB. OF 



1889 



of Lindsay Street Congregational Church, 
Dundee, 1877-82 ; examiner in Philosophy 
in Univ. of St Andrews in 1880; adm. as 
an ordained min. by General Assembly in 
1882 ; ord. assistant in this parish 31st 
March 1885 ; adm. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) 19th May 1888; died at Scar- 
borough, 1st Aug. 1888. Publications — 
Reason and Revelation, being an Examina- 
tion into the Nature and Contents of 
Scripture Revelation, as Comjiared with 
other Forms of Truth (London, 1877) ; 
Religious Life and Thought (London, 1880). 

WILLIAM YOUNG LINDSAY, born 

1862, second son of John Cowan 
L., F.E.I.S., Eector of Grammar 
School,' Kilmarnock ; M.A. (Glasgow 1886) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Irvine 12th June 1888 ; 
assistant at Lady Glenorchy's Parish, Edin- 
burgh, 1888-9 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
16th May 1889 ; died at Stafford, 1st Oct. 
1913. He marr. 2nd March 1897, Bessie 
Anderson, daugh. of David Russell Cowan, 
min. of Presbyterian Church of England, 
Walsall, and had issue — David Russell 
Cowan, born 21st April 1902. 

WILLIAM JAMES JAMIESON, born 
1914 Coatbridge, 12th Jan. 1880, son of 
John J. and Margaret Brown ; edu- 
cated at Gartsherrie Academy, High School, 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1901) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow in 1905 ; assistant at 
Kinghorn in 1905 ; ord. to Logie, Fife, 
11th April 1907 ; trans, and adm. 15th May 
1914. 



PIERSTON on PERCETOUN. 

FRANCIS ADAMSON, reader at 
1570 Candlemas 1570. 

DAVID WHYTE, reader, Nov. 1572 
1572 to 1589. 

ROBERT MAXWELL, min. in 1590; 
1590 trans, to Dairy in 1591. 

JOHN BELL, M.A. ; inst. to the vicar- 
age pensionary on presentation by 
1613 James VI. 28th Jan. 1613; trans, 
to Stevenson in 1613. — [Prot. Book of 
Robert Broivn.~\ 



1613 



DAVID CUNNINGHAM, son of 
William C, burgess of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (Glasgow 1600) ; pres. to Duns- 
core 22nd June 1609 ; trans, in 1613 ; was 
a member of the Court of High Commission 
15th June 1619 ; still min. Oct. 1631. He 
marr. June 1619, Janet (died about Oct. 
1631), daugh. of John Campbell, shipmaster, 
Irvine, and widow of John Young, mer- 
chant, burgess of Irvine. Probably residing 
in Irvine in 1648 and then married to 
Catherine Crawford. — [Reg. of Deeds, 
ccclxxxvii., 327 ; Downie, dlxxxiv., 10th 
June 1653 ; Prot. Book of Robert Brown ; 
Glasg. Tests.] 

HEW MACKAILE, min. in 1633 ; trans. 
1633 to Irvine about 1642. 

ROBERT URIE, entered student at 
Univ. of Glasgow 24th Feb. 1626 ; 
1642 min. in 1642 ; still min., and clerk of 
Presb. 2nd July 1650.— [Synod Roll, 1642.] 

WILLIAM NASMYTH, adm. before 
1667 11th July 1661.— [Glasg. Comm. 
Deeds.] 



DUNLOP. 

[The vicarage of Dunlop belonged to the 
Abbey of Kilwinning. Near it there was a 
chapel of St Mary. The stepping-stones 
across the Water of Glasert leading to the 
village of Dunlop were called Our Lady's 
Steps. From 1518 to 1523 John Major 
was Vicar of Dunlop. The Parish Church 
was rebuilt in 1835.] 

JOHN [or HANS] HAMILTON, born 

1563 1536 ' a natura l son °f Archibald H. 
of Raploch ; promoted to the vicar- 
age in 1563; probably John H, who was 
reader and exhorter in 1567, and reader in 
1574. In 1606, being unable to serve the 
cure, another was presented ; died 30th 
May 1608. He marr. Janet (died 30th 
Jan. 1628), daugh. of James Denham of 
Westshields, and had issue — James, school- 
master at Dublin in 1587, tutor to Arch- 
bishop Ussher, created Viscount Claneboye 
in 1622, and Earl of Clanbrassill in 1647, 
died 20th June 1659 ; Archibald of Hal- 
craig, ancestor of Killyleagh family ; Gavin 



IRVINE 



DUNLOP 



91 



of Ballygalley, merchant, Coleraine ; John 
of Tullimore ; William of Bangor, Co. 
Down ; Patrick ; Jean (marr. William 
Mure of Gland erston). — [Anderson's House 
of Hamilton ; Reg. Min. ; Reg. Sec. Sig. ; 
Reid's Ireland, i., 59 ; M'Crie's Melville, 
ii. ; Ind. Reg. Deeds ; Burke's Landed 
Gentry, Ireland; Tombst.] 

JAMES HAMILTON, vicar.— [Beg. of 
1593 Deeds, xlviii., 103, 22nd Jan. 1593.] 

JAMES SCHEWAN, min. before 5th 
1596 Aug. 1596. — [Reg. Mag. Sig., vi., 
2033.] 

JAMES CUNNINGHAM, M.A. ; trans. 
160 _ from Inchcaillioch ; pres. by James 
VI. 14th Oct. 1606; trans, to Cum- 
nock 1607. 



1607 



JAMES MONTGOMERY, third son of 
Sir Neil M. of Lainshaw and Mar- 
garet Cunningham ; M.A. (Glasgow 
1599) ; was on the Exercise 13th Nov. 1602 ; 
pres. to Kirkmichael 25th May 1606 ; trans, 
after 2nd Feb. 1607 ; died May 1613. He 
marr. 1605, Elizabeth, daugh. of Robert 
Montgomerie, min. of Stewarton ; she sur- 
vived him, and had issue — Robert ; James, 
colonel in Sweden. — [Reg. Assig. ; Reg. Sec. 
Sig. ; Glasg. Tests.] 

HUGH EGLINTON, son of Archibald 
1615 E., to whom he was served heir in 
certain lands in the parish of Mearns 
26th July 1634 ; M.A. (Glasgow 1610) j on 
the Exercise there 30th Dec. 1612. He got 
a testimonial to the Presb. of Irvine 4th 
Jan. 1615 ; pres. to the vicarage by James 
VI. 26th May 1615 ; had a protection from 
the Marquess of Montrose after the battle 
of Kilsyth in 1645 ; died March 1647, aged 
about 57. He marr. (1) Janet Maxwell, 
who died 30th Jan. 1628, and had issue- 
Archibald : (2) Marion Hamilton, who sur- 
vived him, and had issue — Hew, merchant, 
Glasgow, died 1649 ; George, apprenticed to 
Patrick Maxwell, W.S., 28th Nov. 1632; 
John ; Jean ; Elspeth. — [Inq. Ret. Renfrew, 
91 ; Reg. Old Dec, ii. ; Reg. Sec. Sig. ; 
Glasg. Presb. and Bapt. Regs. ; Glasg, 
Tests. ; Mem. of Montrose, ii. ; Baillie's 
Lett.'] 



GABRIEL CUNNINGHAM, M.A. 
1648 (Glasgow 1642) ; pres. by the laird 
of Dunlop in Aug., and adm. 1st 
Dec. 1648 ; deprived in 1664, for not con- 
forming to Episcopacy. 

WILLIAM TORRIE, M.A. (King's 
1668 College, Aberdeen, 12th July 1660) ; 
adm. before 2nd July 1668. — [Bail. 
Cunningham Decreets.] 

GABRIEL CUNNINGHAM, M.A., 
1672 a b° ve mentioned ; indulged by the 
Privy Council 3rd Sept. 1672, but 
did not then return to the parish. In June 
1674 orders were given for his appre- 
hension as a preacher at conventicles. On 
8th March 1683 the Privy Council in- 
structed the Lord Advocate to prosecute 
him for harbouring rebels. He returned 
in 1687. — [Privy Counc. Reg., 3rd ser., 
viii., 87.] 

JOHN HAY, M.A., formerly of Yester ; 
1680 adm. after 1680 ; trans, to New 
Monkland about 1682. 

ALEXANDER LINDSAY, M.A. (King's 
1685 College, Aberdeen, 14th July 1674) ; 
adm. before 4th Oct. 1685; still 
min. 6th Aug. 1687. — [Corshill Baron 
Court Book ; Ayr and Wigtown Arch, and 
Hist. Collections.] 

GABRIEL CUNNINGHAM, M.A., 

1687 a l rea dy noticed ; returned in 1687 
after the Toleration was granted ; 

was restored by Act of Parliament 25th 
April 1690. Having been Moderator at a 
previous meeting of Presbyterian mins. he 
preached at the opening of the first General 
Assembly after the Revolution 16th Oct. 
1690 ; was on the commission for visiting 
schools and colleges for that year ; died 
May 1691, aged about 69. — [Maitland 
Miscell., iv. ; Wodrow's Anal. ; Glasg. 
Tests. ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 7158, 7175 ; Acts 
of Pari., iv.] 

WILLIAM RO BIS ON, adm. before 

1688 1688 > deprived by Act of Parliament 
25th April 1690, restoring Presby- 
terian mins. 



92 



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[PRESB. OF 



JOHN JAMIESON, licen. by Presb. of 

1692 Paisle y lltn ^OV. 1691 > ord - 21st 
Sept. 1692; died in 1708. He was 
a poet " of no mean pretension." He marr. 
Joan Cunningham, and had issue — Doro- 
thea ; William, min. of Rerrick. Publica- 
tion — Zion's Traveller (Paisley, 1786). 

JAMES ROWAT, M.A.; ord. May 1709 ; 
1709 trans, to Jedburgh 20th Sept. 1732. 
He marr. Agnes Muir, who died in 
Ireland in 1763 [vide vol. ii., 127]. 

ROBERT BAIRD in Kilmarnock ; M.A. 
1734 (Glasgow, 1st May 1724); licen. by 
Presb. of Irvine 14th Sept. 1731 ; 
pies, by the tutors for Alexander, Earl of 
Eglinton, 8th March 1733 ; ord. 28th March 
1734; died 27th March 1756. He marr. 
(1) 10th June 1735, Helen (died 3rd Jan. 
1750), daugh. of Henry Beveridge, mer- 
chant, Dysart, and had issue — William, 
merchant, Glasgow, born 4th May 1736 ; 
Robert, born 16th Aug. 1740 ; Ebenezer, 
born 1st May 1742 ; Marion, born 14th 
April 1744, died 14th May 1746; Helen, 
born 1st April, and died 2nd June 1746; 
Henry (twin), born 1st April, and died 26th 
May 1746; Helen, born 19th Oct. 1747; 
Elizabeth, born 14th Feb. 1749 : (2) 9th 
May 1753, Agnes Cunningham, who died 
30th June 1780, and had issue — George, 
born 6th Dec. 1755, died 28th Nov. 1756. 



JAMES WODROW, M.A. ; pres. by 
Alexander, Earl of Eglinton, Sept. 
1756 ; ord. 1st Sept. 1757 ; trans, 
to Stevenston 18th Oct. 1759. 



1757 



JOHN FULLARTON, pres. by the 
Commissioner for Alexander, Earl 
of Eglinton, and ord. 25th Sept. 
1760 ; trans, to Dairy 1st April 1762. 



1760 



JOHN GRAHAM, M.A. ; pres. by Alex- 
ander, Earl of Eglinton, 7th Sept. 
1762; ord. 12th May 1763; trans, 
to Kirkinner 30th June 1779. 



1763 



THOMAS BRISBANE, born 1743, 

second son of William B. in Govan ; 

1 educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; pres. 

by Archibald, Earl of Eglinton, 16th Oct. 



1779 ; ord. 27th April 1780 ; died 9th May 
1837. He marr. 28th Sept. 1783, Catherine 
(died 28th March 1813), daugh. of George 
Cunningham of Monkredding, and had 
issue— Janet, born 16th May 1785 ; George 
Cunningham, born 11th Oct. 1786, died 
10th Feb. 1787; Thomas, of Lylestone, 
M.D., born 11th March 1790, died 4th May 
1855 ; Fairlie,born 15th Feb. 1792 ; George 
Cunningham, born 22nd Jan. 1794, died 
3rd Jan. 1864; William, born 22nd Feb. 
1797, died 9th Jan. 1798 ; John Campbell, 
born 1799, died 6th July 1868. Publication 
— Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, ix.). 



1834 



MATTHEW DICKIE, born 1800, sixth 
son of Matthew D., Kilmarnock ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Irvine 6th Aug., and ord. by 
Presb. of Paisley 4th Nov. 1828, assistant 
and successor to a Presbyterian min. at 
Limerick, where he remained five years ; 
pres. by the Trustees of Archibald William, 
Earl of Eglinton, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 8th May 1834. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843 ; min. of Free Church, 
Beith, 1843-63 ; died at Invercloy, Arran, 
from the result of an accident, 28th Sept. 
1863. He marr. 30th June 1835, Agnes Ann 
Steven, who died 14th June 1877, and had 
issue— Janet Barbour, born 2nd April 1836; 
Harriet Dunlop, born 1st Oct. 1837 ; Agnes 
Ann, born 27th April 1839. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Neiv Stat. Ace, v.). 



1843 



WILLIAM GEBBIE, born Kilmarnock, 
1810, third son of Alexander G. ; 
educated at Kilmarnock Academy 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Irvine in 1837 ; assistant at Dairy in 1842 ; 
pres. by Archibald William, Earl of Eglin- 
ton, 14th July, and ord. 22nd Aug. 1843 ; 
died 2nd Aug. 1883. He marr. 17th Sept. 
1844, Catherine Campbell, Bowfield, Loch- 
winnoch (died 11th Feb. 1889), and had 
issue — Elizabeth Campbell, born 6th Aug. 
1845 ; Catherine, born 16th Oct. 1846, died 
26th April 1872; Marion, born 12th Oct. 
1850. Publications — Many Gospel Tracts 
and Short Sermons. — [Lawson's Persons 
who have Influenced my Life, 112.] 



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93 



1884 



ROBERT GRAHAM, born Hoddam, 
5th Oct. 1841, son of James G. and 
Agnes Laidlaw ; educated at Hoddam 
School and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Greenock in 1872 ; assistant at 
High Kirk, Edinburgh ; ord. to St David's 
Parish, Kirkintilloch, 4th June 1874 ; trans. 
and adm. 28th Feb. 1884 ; died 4th July 
1886. He man. 21st July 1874, Georgina 
Agnes, daugh. of John Grieve, and had 
issue — James, M.D., Edinburgh, lieut. 
R.A.M.C., born 2nd July 1875; John 
Grieve, C.E., born 6th May 1877, died at 
Regina, Saskatchewan, 1911 ; Margaretta 
Maria Lothian, born 23rd Feb. 1879 (marr. 
T. T. Rutherford, architect, .C.P.R.) ; Agnes 
Laidlaw, born 29th Dec. 1881 (marr. Ernest 
P. Titterton, L.R.C.P., capt. R.A.M.C., 
Saltash, Cornwall) ; Euphemia Garvin, 
born 14th July 1883 (marr. John T. Titter- 
ton, M.B., C.M., South Mimms, lieut. 
R.A.M.C.). 



JAMES SYMON, born Dufftown, 10th 
June 1853, son of John S. and Jane 
Anderson ; educated at Dufftown 
School and Univ. of Glasgow j licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow 14th June 1882 ; ord. 
to Hogganfield 21st Dec. 1882 ; trans, and 
adm. 16th Dec. 1886 ; died 2nd April 1915. 
He marr. 14th Aug. 1901, Mary, youngest 
daugh. of Robert Wilson of Burnhouse, 
and had issue — Mary Robertson, born 7th 
June 1902. 



1915 



JAMES M'CARDEL, born Rutherglen, 
19th Sept. 1887, son of James M. 
and Elizabeth Allingham ; educated 
at Glasgow Pupil Teachers' Institute and 
Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1909), B.D. 
(1914) ; student assistant at Townhead 
Parish, 1911-12 ; student assistant at 
Barony Parish, 1912-13 ; locum tenens at 
Alvie in 1913 ; student assistant at Blyths- 
wood Parish, 1913-14 ; assistant at Barony 
Parish April 1914 ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow May 1914; ord. 9th Sept. 1915; 
Chaplain to the Forces in 1916. Marr. 4th 
April 1916, Agnes, daugh. of Philip Mackie. 



FENWICK, sometime NEW 
KILMARNOCK. 

[At the desire of the General Assembly 
the parish of Fen wick was disjoined from 
Kilmarnock, and erected by Parliament 
9th Oct. 1641. The parish was annexed 
by the Synod to the Presb. of Glasgow 17th 
Oct. 1677, but was retransferred to that 
of Irvine in 1689. Fenwick Church, built 
in 1643, contains interesting old woodwork 
and a characteristic ancient pulpit with an 
hourglass. The parish jougs also remain. 
John Howie, author of the Scots Worthies, 
was born at the farmhouse of Lochgoin in 
1735.] 

WILLIAM GUTHRIE, born 1620, 
eldest son of James G. of Pitforthie, 
Forfarshire, by a daugh. of Lyon of 
Easter-Ogle, in Tanadice parish. He be- 
came an apt scholar, and on 5th June 
1638 he graduated M.A. at the Univ. of 
St Andrews, where his studies had been 
directed by his cousin, James Guthrie 
the martyr, then a regent in philosophy. 
He studied divinity under Samuel Ruther- 
ford. To free himself from what he con- 
sidered purely worldly affairs, he made 
over Pitforthie to one of his brothers. He 
was licen. by the Presb. of St Andrews in 
Aug. 1642, and became tutor to the eldest 
son of John Campbell, first Earl of 
Loudoun, the Lord High Chancellor of 
Scotland. Some persons from Fenwick 
having heard him preach at a Fast-day 
service in Galston Kirk, they desired him 
to be called as the first min. of their newly 
created parish. That was done, and he 
was ord. 7th Nov. 1644. Soon afterwards 
the General Assembly appointed him an 
army chaplain, and he was present at the 
engagement which took place at Mauchline 
Moor in June 1648. He joined the Pro- 
testers in 1651. On 8th Aug. 1654 he was 
appointed by the English Council on a 
committee for supervising admissions to 
the ministry within the bounds of his own 
Synod. Refusing to submit to Episcopacy, 
he was deprived 24th July 1664. He went 
to Pitforthie, which had again come into 
his hands through the death of his brother, 



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and following a period of ill-health, he 
died in the manse of his brother-in-law 
Laurence Skinner, min. of Brechin, 10th 
Oct. 1665, and was buried in the Cathedral 
there. He was a man of ready wit, who 
moved freely amongst his people, lived 
simply, and spent a great part of his leisure 
in such sports as fishing and fowling. 
When he preached his church was crowded, 
and his pastoral work was performed with 
undiminished fervour and success through- 
out all his ministry. He refused calls to 
Renfrew, Linlithgow, Stirling, Glasgow, 
and Edinburgh. Dr John Owen describes 
him as " one of the greatest divines 
that ever wrote." Guthrie's book, The 
Christian's Great Interest (which has been 
translated into several foreign tongues), 
was published to vindicate himself against 
a volume purporting to contain a series 
of his sermons on Isaiah lv. This appeared 
at Aberdeen about 1657 as A Clear, Attrac- 
tive, Warming Beam of Light. In 1680 
another work professing to be his was 
issued, with the title The Heads of some 
Sermons j)reached at Finnick in August 
1662, but this also was disclaimed by his 
widow in a public advertisement. Most 
of his papers were seized in 1682, when 
Mrs Guthrie's house was raided by a party 
of soldiers instigated by the bishops. He 
marr. Aug. 1645, Agnes, daugh. of David 
Campbell of Skeldon, parish of Dalrymple, 
and had issue — Agnes, born 1652 (marr. 
Matthew Miller of Glenlee) ; Mary, born 
1654 (marr. Patrick Warner, min. of Irvine) ; 
Elizabeth ; Margaret, John, and William, 
who all died young. Publications — The 
Christian's Great Interest (probably 1658 ; 
numerous editions) ; Two Sermons (Glas- 
gow, 1701) ; A Collection of Lectures and 
Sermons preached mostly in the Time of 
the late Persecution, edited by J[ohn] 
H[owie] (Glasgow, 1779 ; reprinted as 
Sermons delivered in Times of Persecution 
[with biographical notices by James Kerr, 
min. of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, 
Greenock] (Edinburgh, 1880) ; Crumbs of 
Comfort : or Grace in its various Degrees, 
and yet Oneness in Kind (n.p., 1681). — 
[Wodrow's Anal., i., 47, 169, 243; iii., 69; 
A true and exact Copy of Letters of Horn- 



ier 



ing, or formal Excommunication past by 
Mr William Guthrie (n.p., 1681) ; Ing. 
Pet. Gen., 5001 ; Acts of Ass. ; Acts 
of Pari., vi., pt. 2, 138 ; Muir's Memoir 
and Original Letters (1827) ; The Scots 
Worthies ; Carslaw's Guthrie of Fenvnck 
(Paisley, 1900) ; Thomson's Martyr Graves 
of Scotland, 102 ; Johnston's Treasury of 
the Scottish Covenant, 324 ; Hewison's 
Covenanters, ii., 184 ; Black's Brechin ; Diet. 
Nat. Biog.] 

JAMES OGILVIE, only son of William 
O., portioner of Blairmaud, Banff- 
shire ; M.A. (King's College, Aber- 
deen, 17th July 1662); schoolmaster at 
Cullen 1663-5; passed trials before Presb. of 
Fordyce, and got a testimonial for licence 
5th July 1665 ; though settled, 24th Aug. 
1666, he was kept out of the manse ; is 
said to have deserted his charge May 
1671.— [Reg. of Deeds, Mack., 28th Jan. 
1670 ; Cullen Sess.; Cramond's Cullen, 131.] 

THOMAS WYLLIE of Barclay ; M.A. 

(Edinburgh, 20th July 1638); ord. 

to Borgue in 1642 ; trans, to Mauch- 
line 16th July 1646 ; was engaged in 
opposition to the royal forces at Mauchline 
Moor June 1648 ; joined the Protesting 
Party in the Church in 1651 ; trans, to 
Kirkcudbright in 1655 ; deprived by Privy 
Council 1st Oct. 1662, and ordered to 
remove north of the Tay. He obtained 
charge of a Presbyterian congregation at 
Coleraine, Ireland, about 1669 ; was in- 
dulged here (on a call from the people) by 
Privy Council 3rd Sept. 1672; died 20th 
July 1676, aged about 58. He marr. Mar- 
garet (died Feb. 1690), daugh. of John 
Gordon, factor at Lochinvar, and had 
issue — Ann, born 1673 ; Robert, min. of 
Hamilton. Publications — "Letter to Sir 
William Mure" (Mure's House of Roiv- 
allan) ; Ane Catechism of the Christian 
Religion [printed for the first time in 
Professor Mitchell's The Catechisms of the 
Second Reformation'] (Edinburgh, 1886). 
He also, in conjunction with Alexander 
Wedderburn, min. of Kilmarnock, drew up 
Grievances in the Indulgence, straitening 
the Presbyterian Ministers so that they 
cannot accept it. — [Wodrow's Hist., i., 326 ; 



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Glasg. Tests. ; Reid's Ireland, ii., 407 ; 
Calderwood's Hist., App., 5, 6 ; P. C. Reg., 
3rd ser., v., 91 ; Henderson's Borgue, 27-30.] 
JOHN WILSON, only son of John W., 
merchant, Glasgow ; M.A. (Glasgow, 
18th July 1672); pres. by William, 
Earl of Kilmarnock, June, and inst. 26th 
Sept. 1677; dep. May 1680 for adultery; 
went to Barbados ; died before 18th June 
1694, when his sister Grizel, wife of Robert 
Rowat, merchant, Glasgow, was served heir 
to his property in the Saltmarket. — [Glasg. 
Presb. Peg.] 
JAMES MAIN, M.A. ; pres. by William, 
Earl of Kilmarnock ; passed trials 
and got a testimonial 23rd June 
1680 for ordination. He is believed to 
have instigated the arrest of Captain 
John Paton of Meadowhead, who was 
ultimately executed ; trans, to Old Monk- 
land after 25th March 1684. — [M'Kay's 
Hist, of Kilmarnock, 62.] 
ANDREW CRAWFORD, M.A. (Glas- 
gow, 13th July 1669) ; passed trials 
1685 before the Presb. there and got a 
testimonial 18th July 1677 for licence; 
adm. about 1685 ; deserted his charge in 
1689, and is said to have been a " scandal- 
ous drunkard. 3 ' 

ANDREW FAULLS [FAULDS], edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; been, by 
Presb. of Paisley 22nd Aug. 1689; 

ord. 18th March 1691 ; died, probably un- 

marr., after 5 th July 1699. 

WILLIAM SIMSON, educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 
18th March 1702 ; ord. in 1703 ; died 
between 16th April and 7th May 1718. He 
marr. Julian Stewart, who died at Glasgow, 
17th Jan. 1765, aged 82, and had issue — 
Juliana, buried 1st June 1777, aged 60. 

JOHN CHRISTIE, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1719 22nd April 1708); studied theology 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; became tutor 
to Richard Carsewell ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 23rd May 1716; called 24th Sept. 
1718; ord. 18th March 1719; died 22nd 
March 1740. He marr. Agnes Weir, who 
survived him, and had issue — William. — 
[Glasg. Tests. ; Wodrow's Corresj).] 



1691 



1703 



JAMES HALKET, licen. by Presb. of 
1741 Dunkeld 1st Oct. 1734; called 31st 
Dec. 1740 ; ord. 15th April 1741 ; died 
16th April 1779, aged 72. He marr. 26th 
July 1741, Alison (died 4th June 1777), 
daugh. of Robert Chalmers, merchant, 
Edinburgh, and had issue — Katherine, 
born 22nd April 1745 ; John, born 22nd 
June 1747, died 28th April 1775; Jasper, 
born 25th Oct. 1751, died 11th March 1771. 

" WILLIAM BOYD, born 1748, eldest son 
1782 °^ Adam B-, carpenter, Lochwinnoch ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1768); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 28th 
Jan. 1774 ; pres. by the Commissioners of 
George, Earl of Glasgow, 20th and 21st 
Sept. 1780. Great opposition was made 
by the parishioners, who barricaded the 
church door and filled the lock with stones 
to prevent his access, while the beadle 
refused to ring the bell. The case coming 
before the Assemblies of 1781 and 1782, 
they ordered the settlement. He was ord. 
at Irvine 25th June 1782 ; died 17th Oct. 
1828. He marr. 31st Aug. 1784, Elizabeth 
Barr, who died 6th April 1834, and had 
issue — Elizabeth, born 8th Aug. 1785, died 
23rd April 1832 ; William, M.A. (Glasgow 
1804), student of divinity, born 1st April 
1787, died 9th June 1813 ; John, born 1st 
June 1789, died 31st July 1808; Adam, 
M.A. (Glasgow 1809), born 24th July 1791, 
died 7th March 1822; Ann, born 26th 
June 1793, died 31st March 1833; James, 
secretary, Dublin, born 21st May 1795; 
Margaret, born 30th Sept. 1797; Elliotta, 
born 4th June 1800 ; George, born 23rd 
Dec. 1803, died 8th April 1829 ; Janet, born 
12th Oct. 1805 (marr. James Glen, min. of 
Benholm). Publication — Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xiv.). 

JOHN GEDDES CROSBIE, eldest son 
1829 °^ Andrew C., Dumfries ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; called to the 
Scots Church, Birmingham, 30th Nov. 1824 ; 
ord. by Presb. of Glasgow 8th June 1825 ; 
res. 9th Oct. 1826 ; pres. by George, Earl of 
Glasgow, Jan., and adm. 19th March 1829 ; 
his demission (on conscientious grounds) 
was accepted 5th April 1836, when he was 
declared to be no longer a min. of the 



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1836 



Church ; died 16th June 1838. He marr. 
31st Aug. 1831, Mary Lloyd, Birmingham, 
who died 25th Dec. 1876, and had issue — 
Robert Lloyd, born 25th Sept. 1832 ; John. 

ROBERT FERGUSON, M.A. ; pres. by 
George, Earl of Glasgow, May, and 
ord. 25th Aug. 1836; trans, to St 
David's, Edinburgh, 16th May 1843. 

JAMES GRAHAM, trans, from North 
Church, Paisley ; pres. by James, 
Earl of Glasgow, 17th Aug., and 

adm. 21st Sept. 1843 ; trans, to Penpont 

21st Feb. 1845. 

DAVID DICKIE, born 1804, youngest 
son of George D., farmer, Monkton, 
Ayr ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
ord. assistant 7th Nov. 1837 ; adm. (assist- 
ant and successor) at Terregles 3rd June 
1841;. pres. by James, Earl of Glasgow, 6th 
March, and adm. 8th May 1845; died 16th 
June 1880. He marr. (1) Sarah Ann 
M'Naught, who died 7th Jan. 1854, and 
had issue — John Stott, shipowner, Glas- 
gow, born 19th July 1842 ; David James, 
born 1843, died 14th Oct. 1866; George 
Boyd, shipbroker, Greenock, born 18th 
Oct. 1845 ; Sarah Ann M'Naught, born 
25th March 1848; William M'Naught, 
born 2nd Sept. 1850 ; Jessie Mary Eliza- 
beth, born 2nd Jan. 1854 (marr. Andrew 
Graham Service, merchant, Glasgow, and 
Collector of Trades' House) : (2) 3rd July 
1855, Anna M'Millan Crichton, who died 
s.p. at Lenzie, 14th May 1886. 

JOHN HALL, eldest son of William H., 
1879 blacksmith, Eaglesham ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; assistant in 
Arran ; ord. (assistant and successor) 11th 
Dec. 1879 ; res. 2nd June 1887, and went 
abroad. 

' ANDREW BURNS, born Kirklands, 
n Dreghorn, 19th Sept. 1858, second 
son of William B., engine-keeper, 
and Agnes Hunter ; was in business in 
Glasgow, 1876-8 ; educated at Univs. of 
Glasgow and St Andrews ; licen. by 
Presb. of St Andrews 5th May 1886; 
assistant at Gartsherrie, 1886-7 ; ord. 15th 
Dec. 1887 ; app. clerk of Presb. of Irvine 
16th Oct. 1900. Marr. (1) 27th Feb. 1890, 



Agnes (died 29th June 1904), daugh. of 
John N. Shaw, Garreyhorn, Maybole, and 
Agnes M'Fadzean, and has issue — Agnes 
M'Fadzean Hunter, born 17th Dec. 1890 
(marr. 5th July 1916, William Archibald, 
C.E., Glasgow) ; Bella, born 19th Dec. 
1892, died 5th July 1894; Andrew Shaw, 
born 11th June 1898 : (2) 3rd July 1906, 
Mary, third daugh. of George Retson, 
Gardrum, Fenwick, and Mary M'Manus. 

FERGUSHILL (Q.S.). 

[A church was built here in 1880. The 
parish was disjoined from Kilwinning, 
Irvine, and Stewarton, 15th March 1886.] 

WILLIAM M'ALPINE, born Edin- 
1880 burgh, !9th Nov. 1838, son of George 
M. and Elizabeth Fort ; educated 
at Dalkeith High School and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Stranraer 
in 1866; assistant at Ballantrae, Tron 
(Glasgow), Forfar, Markinch, Alexandria ; 
ord. 29th Jan. 1880. Marr. 14th Sept, 
1887, Blanche, daugh. of James Stephen 
Tripp, and has issue — William Herbert, 
born 20th March 1891 ; Francis Helen 
Blanche, born 24th Jan. 1893 ; Rosa 
Margaret Adela, born 5th March 1896 ; 
Amy Elizabeth Antonia, born 13th May 
1899 (marr. 10th Sept. 1919, Carrington 
Nunn Ayles). 

HURLFORD (Q.S.) 

[The parish was disjoined from Kilmar- 
nock, Galston, and Riccarton, by the Court 
of Teinds, 9th March 1874, and, by Act of 
Assembly, annexed to Presb. of Irvine. 
The church was built in 1875.] 

ALEXANDER MARSHALL, M.A. ; 
74 pres. by the Trustees of the parish 
17th Aug., and ord. 5th Nov. 1874 ; 
trans, to Callander 13th Sept. 1877. 

THOMAS PEARSON, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 
7th March 1878 ; trans, to Second 



1878 



Charge, Cupar, 7th Jan. 1880. 



GEORGE GARDINER, M.A.,B.D. ; ord. 

8th July 1880 ; trans, to Kirknewton 

11th June 1889. He had the following 

children in addition to those given under 



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Kirknewton — Euphemia Forgan, born 5th 
Oct. 1881, died 7th June 1882; Annie 
Dow, born 10th Oct. 1883 ; David Forgan 
Lindsay, born 21st Aug. 1885, died 22nd 
Sept. 1888. 

ALEXANDER CAMERON, licen. by 
1890 Presb. of Kintyre 11th May 1887; 
ord. 9th Jan. 1890; died unrnarr. 
at Glasgow, 31st Aug. 1906. 

JAMES BRYCE JAMIESON, M.A., 

1907 B - D -' ord ' 7th Feb ' 1907; trans- 
to Greyfriars, Dumfries, 3rd Feb. 

1911. 

JAMES WILSON MUGGOCH, born 
20th Nov. 1880, son of James Wilson 
M., Glasgow ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (1905); B.D. (1909); 
engaged as a teacher ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 5th May 1909 ; assistant at Black- 
friars' Parish, Glasgow, 1909-11 ; ord. 29th 
June 1911 ; Chaplain to Forces in Egypt, 
1916-17. Marr. 23rd April 1912, Jane 
Helen, daugh. of James Glen, Cora Linn, 
Uddingston, and has issue — Helen Milne 
Lawson, born 9th June 1915 ; James Wilson, 
born 16th May 1918. 



IRVINE. 

[The church of Irvine belonged to the 
Abbey of Kilwinning. In early times it 
was dedicated to St Inan, but there was 
a later dedication to St Mary. There were 
two chapels in the parish, St Mary's on the 
Water of Irvine near the church, and the 
other at Bourtriehill. The parish church 
contained at least nine dedications besides 
that of the high altar. Two of these were 
in honour of St Ninian. The others bore 
the names of St Salvator, St Conal, St 
Thomas the Martyr, St Sebastian, St 
Christopher, St John the Baptist, and St 
Stephen. Close to the churchyard stood 
the priory of the White Friars of Irvine 
founded in the fourteenth century by one 
of the Fullartons of that ilk. Irvine 
church was rebuilt on a new site in 1774. 
Two fairs in the year were held at Irvine 
in honour of St Mary, the one on the 15th 

VOL. III. 



of Aug., the feast of her Assumption, and 
the other on the 8th of Sept., the day of 
her Nativity.] 

JOHN LYND, min. in 1565; it was 

1565 declared by the Assembly, 26th June 

that year, " that he was unsufficient 

for the charge." — [Booke of the Kirk ; 

Keith's Hist.] 

ROBERT HAMILTON, probably son of 
1567 Robert H. of Preston, adm. to Ochil- 
tree about 1562 ; trans, before 27th 
June 1567; died in 1578. He marr., and 
had issue — Robert in Prestonpans ; Jona- 
than, student at St Andrews Nov. 1582, 
died before 4th March 1588-9 ; Andrew ; 
Janet ; Magdalen. — [Reg. Min. ; Booke of 
the Kirk ; Calderwood's Hist., ii., 370 ; Reg. 
Sec. Sig., xlix., 34 ; Reg. of Heeds, xviii. 
160.] 

JOHN YOUNG, trans, from Jedburgh, 
157o entered at Beltein, 1570 ; was a 
member of the Convention in 1571 ; 
of the Assemblies March 1572, March 1573, 
April 1576, July and Oct. 1580, and April 
1581. In 1574 Pierstoun was in his 
charge ; was app. Commissioner of Kyle 
and Cunninghame July 1579, to which 
Carrick was added afterward ; was still 
min. Oct. 1582, and was afterwards at 
Beith. He had decree for half of stipend 
for crop and year 1588; styled min. 13th 
May 1589. — [Ayr Homings, 11th April 
1590.] 

WILLIAM STRANG, adm. to Kirk- 
1583 ^ s * on M- av 15 ^9 ; trans, (probably 
as colleague) before Aug. 1583 ; died 
2nd Aug. 1588, in his 42nd year. The 
history which he gave of himself is worthy 
of preservation. "The Lord that is riche 
in mercie, and infinite in gudnes vouch- 
safed to oppin eyis and lycht in my hart 
with the knawledge of his treuth ewin in 
my childheid, being bot xij zeiris of aige 
quhill the dark bonds of Ignorance did 
couer the haill land for the maist part, 
and from that tyme that he callit me to 
the knawledge of his eternal treuthe it 
has pleisit him to grant to me all meanis 
that mycht further me in the fayth, as 



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the vse of gude buikis, the heiring of 
godlie and leirnit sermones maid be his 
faythfull seruandis, the first restoreris of 
the Evangell in this countrie, besyd the 
continual inspirationes of his Spreit, 
kendling in my hart ane lufe and desyre 
to proffeit in the trew knawledge of 
saluatioun, be exercising myself continuallie 
in reiding the Scriptures from my youth, 
and the meditationes of godlie men that 
hes writtin vpoun the same, be the quhilk 
menis it pleisit him to prepair me afoir the 
hand to the ministrie, quhairunto he had 
appointit me be his mercifull Providence. 
Lykeas he callit me thairvnto being ane 
zoung man xxiij zeiris of aige or thairby, 
and of the lyke mercie he hes vouchsaved 
to vse the seruice of me his unproffitabill 
seruand in the preiching of his Evangell 
now by the space of xviij zeiris, first in the 
congregatioun of Kirklistoun be the space 
of xiiij zeiris, and now in the kirk of Irwin 
be the space of iiij zeiris or thairby." S. 
left to the "pure of the Town x merks." 
He marr. Agnes, sister of Alexander 
Borthwick, portioner of Nether Leneyher. 
She survived her husband (marr. (2) Robert 
Wilkie, min. of Kilmarnock), and had issue 
— William, min. of Johnstone ; John, D.D., 
Principal of the Univ. of Glasgow ; Barbara 
(marr. John Blackader, father of B. the 
Covenanter) ; Dorothy ; Margaret. — [Reg. 
Assig. ; Edin. Tests. ; Crichton's Life of 
Blackader; M'Ure's Glasg.] 



ALEXANDER SCRIMGEOUR, a native 
of Dundee ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; M.A. ; regent in the 
Univ. of Edinburgh, 1586-8 ; on the 
Exercise there, and recommended to the 
Merse 27th Feb. 1588; adm. after 27th 
May 1589 ; he was nominated by the Privy 
Council 6th March following one of the 
Commission for the maintenance of the 
Protestant religion in Cunningham. After 
1595 he was a member of five Assemblies, 
and in that of 1606 named constant 
Moderator of this Presb., which was 
charged by the Privy Council 17th Jan. 
1607 to receive him as such within twenty- 
four hours after notice. He was called, 



with four others, before the Privy Council 
15th Feb. 1610, for intercommuning with 
papists ; died before 12th July 1617. He 
marr. (1) Agnes, daugh. of Hew Campbell : 
(2) Jean (died before 1608), daugh. of 
Robert Hunter of Hunterston and widow 
of Robert Cunningham, min. of Barnweil, 
and had issue — Henry. — [Reg. Assig. ; 
Glasg. Tests. ; Grant's Univ. of Edin., i. 
146, ii. 278; Ayr Sas. Sec. Reg., I, 239: 
iv., 184.] 

DAVID DICKSON, M.A.; adm. 31st 
March 1618 ; proposed for Edin- 
burgh Oct. 1620; deprived by the 
Court of High Commission 10th Jan. 
1622, and confined to Turriff, for opposing 
the Articles of Perth and declining the 
authority of the Court, but was permitted 
to return in July 1623. In the discharge 
of his official duty he was unwearied and 
indefatigable, and was universally esteemed 
by his parishioners. During the visitation 
of religious zeal in 1630, known as "the 
Stewarton Sickness," his prudence was 
notable, and the interests of practical 
religion were maintained. For employing 
in 1637 two of his countrymen, who were 
under the ban of Episcopal authority in 
Ireland, he was again called before the 
High Commission. As its authority, how- 
ever, was then on the decline, he was no 
further troubled. In the same year an 
attempt was made to enforce the Service- 
Book, which he and his Presb. moderately 
but firmly opposed. He was a member of 
Assembly of 1638, and distinguished him- 
self by his activity and determination 
during its memorable proceedings. An 
attempt to have him translated to Glasgow 
was at that time successfully opposed. In 
1639 he was appointed chaplain to the newly 
raised Ayrshire regiment, who were shortly 
afterwards disbanded. On 12th Aug. that 
year he was elected Moderator of the 
Assembly, an honour well deserved, and 
he discharged its duties with judgment 
and moderation ; trans, to the Professor- 
ship of Divinity in the Univ. of Glasgow 
30th Jan. 1640; afterwards min. of St 
Giles, Edinburgh. 



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HEW MACKAILE, min. of Percetoun 
in 1633 ; trans, and adm. about 1642 ; 
was app. one of the Commissioners 
for visiting the Univ. of Glasgow 19th Aug. 
1643 ; was a member of the Commissions 
of Assembly 1645, 1647, 1649; trans, to 
Trinity Parish, Edinburgh, after 12th Oct. 
1649. 

ALEXANDEK NESBITT of Knock, 
1660 M.A. (Edinburgh, July 1643) ; trans. 
from Second Charge ; nominated by 
the Provost and Bailies of Irvine, and ap- 
proved by the Presb. 1st Jan. 1650 ; died 
11th March 1669, aged about 46. He marr. 
Agnes Walkinshaw, who survived him, 
and had issue — John, of Knock ; James, 
entered apprentice to James Nisbet, M.D., 
surgeon - apothecary, Edinburgh, 5th June 
1678, afterwards merchant, Irvine, died 
2nd Sept. 1745 ; Elizabeth. Publications 
— Exposition of the First and Second 
■ Epistles of Peter (London, 1658) ; Exposi- 
tion of Ecclesiastes (Edinburgh, 1694). — 
[Edin. Guild Reg. ; Glasg. Tests. ; Inq. 
Ret. Ayr, 567 ; Reg. Old Dec, ii. ; Baillie's 
Lett. ; Kirkton's Hist. ; M'Ure's Glasg., 
Reg. of Deeds, Dal., 5th Nov. 1686, 10th 
March 1687.] 

GEORGE HUTCHISON [HUTCHE- 
1669 SON], M.A. (Edinburgh, 20th July 
1638) ; adm. to Colmonell about 
1642 ; trans, to Tolbooth Parish, Edinburgh, 
4th April 1649 ; deprived by Parliament 7th 
Aug. 1 662 ; indulged here by the Privy 
Council 27th July 1669 ; in the following 
year he was invited, with four others, to 
consider proposals for compromise with the 
existing ecclesiastical government, which 
were rejected. He was fined in a half- 
year's stipend, 8th July 1673, for not observ- 
ing the anniversary of the Restoration. 
He died, after an illness of two hours, 1st 
March 1674, aged 58. He was "a great 
preacher." Possessing much ability and 
considerable influence among his brethren, 
he took a lead in advocating the cause of 
the Resolutioners against that of the Pro- 
testers. He marr. (1) Catherine Kinin- 
mont, and had issue — John ; Anna ; Jean 
(marr. John Wallace, min. of Largs) : (2) 
19th Jan. 1672, Rachael, daugh. of George 



Baillie of Jerviswood, and widow of 
Andrew Gray, one of the mins. of Glasgow. 
She was alive 13th June 1696. Publica- 
tions — Exposition of Obadiah, Jonah, 
Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah 
(London, 1654) ; Exposition of Haggai, 
Zechariah, and Malaehi ,: (London, 1654) ; 
Brief Exposition of the Twelve Minor 
Prophets (London, 1655) ; Exposition of St 
John (London, 1657) ; Exposition of the 
Minor Prophets (1657) ; Review and 
Examination of "Protesters no Sub- 
verters " (London, 1659) ; Exposition of the 
Book of Job (London, 1669) ; Forty-five 
Sermons on the CXXX. Psalm (Edinburgh, 
1691); with several papers against the 
Protesters.— [Wodrow's Hist., ii., 133, 178, 
181-222, 278; Edin. Bapt. and Marr. 
Regs.; Glasg. Tests. ; Kirkton's Hist. ; Inq. 
Ret. Gen., 5725 ; Middleton's Appendix ; 
M'Ure's Glasg. ; Brodie's Diary.] 

JOHN STIRLING, M.A. (St Andrews 
1676 1641); ord. to Bara 10th March 
1647 ; trans, to Tron Parish, Edin- 
burgh, 12th April 1650; trans, to Lady 
Yester's Chapel, Edinburgh, in 1655 ; 
deprived by Privy Council in 1662; in- 
dulged at Hounam 30th Sept. 1669, and 
here 3rd Aug. 1676 ; died Feb. 1683, aged 
about 62. He marr. Christian, daugh. of 
Sir Arthur Forbes, Bart., of Castle Forbes, 
in Ireland, and had issue — John, bapt. 16th 
Feb. 1653; Jean, bapt. 18th July 1654 
(marr. Andrew Ker, writer, Edinburgh) ; 
Marion, bapt. 17th June 1656; James, 
bapt. 8th May 1659 ; Arthur, bapt. 8th 
Sept. 1661 ; Mary.— [Brown's Hist, of the 
Indulgence ; Edin. Tests. ; Edin. Reg. 
Bapt. ; Min. - book Reg. Privy Seal ; 
Lumsden's House of Forbes.] 

WILLIAM HAMILTON, M.A., formerly 
1688 °^ Penicuik ; adm. before 1688 ; 
trans, to Kirknewton in 1689. 

PATRICK WARNER of Ardeer, born 
1688 1640, son of John W., Irvine, and 
brother of Thomas, min. of Balmac- 
lellan ; studied at Univs. of St Andrews 
and Glasgow ; M.A. (1661) ; licen. after 
1666, went to England soon after, and was 
ord. by Dissenters in London in 1669. He 
went to India and officiated at Fort St 



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[presb. or 



George, on the Coromandel coast, for three 
years. He returned in 1677 and preached 
occasionally for the indulged ministers, as 
well as for their opposing brethren. After 
the battle of Bothwell Bridge in 1679, he 
went to Holland, where he remained till 
1681. Having returned to Scotland, he 
was arrested in Feb. 1682, and imprisoned 
in Edinburgh on 7th June, but was released 
on undertaking to leave the kingdom. He 
then went to Tweedmouth and Newcastle, 
but at the latter place he was again im- 
prisoned for eight weeks for not taking the 
Oath of Allegiance. On submission he was 
released and went to Rotterdam, whence 
he returned at the Toleration. He at- 
tended the general meeting of ministers 
on 6th July 1687, received a call to this 
parish 9th Feb., and adm. 24th March 1688. 
While in Holland he had an interview with 
the Prince of Orange, who assured him he 
would establish Presbyterian Church govern- 
ment in Scotland. He dem. his charge, 28th 
July 1702, but the parish was not declared 
vacant until Feb. 1708; died 19th April 
1724. He acquired the estate of Ardeer in 
1707. He marr. Dec. 1681, Mary, daugh. 
of William Guthrie, min. of Fenwick, and 
had issue — William of Ardeer; Patrick; 
Margaret (marr. (1) Ebenezer Veitch, min. 
of Ayr : (2) Robert Wodrow, the church his- 
torian). — [Wodrow's Hist., iii. 394 passim, 
iv. 436 ; Maitland's Miscell., iv. ; Howie's 
Collect, and Lives ; Lothian Syn. Reg.] 

WILLIAM M'KNIGHT, born Lisburn, 
170Q Ireland, 3rd Aug. 1685; licen. by 
Presb. of Stirling 3rd July 1706; 
ord. 4th April 1709; he preached at 
Cambuslang during the revival Aug. 1742, 
and died 13th April 1750. He marr. 13th 
Feb. 1716, Elizabeth (died 6th April 1753), 
daugh. of John Gemmell of Dalraith, and 
had issue — John of Dalraith ; William ; 
James, D.D., min. of Old Kirk Parish, 
Edinburgh, born 17th Sept. 1721 ; Mary, 
born 1723 ; Elizabeth, born 1726 ; Margaret, 
born 12th Aug. 1730; Thomas, of Ratho, 
distinguished for his loyalty during the 
American War, born 24th July 1735, 
died 19th April 1811— [Macfarlan's Revivals; 
Wodrow's Corresp.'] 



J CHARLES BANNATYNE, born 1715, 
7 son of Dugald B., min. of Kilmory ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 31st Aug. 
1739 ; ord. (assistant and successor) to 
Kilmory 25th April 1743 ; pres. by Alex- 
ander, Earl of Eglinton, 29th April 1750 ; 
adm. 8th Aug. 1751, the settlement having 
been delayed by a difference of opinion 
regarding a clause in the presentation 
" reserving the tithes " The presentation 
was sustained by the General Assembly. 
He died 27th April 1773. He marr. 17th 
April 1758, Barbara (died 10th May 1785), 
daugh. of Alexander Cunningham of Bridge- 
house, and had issue — Barbara, born 1st 
Feb. 1759 (marr. (1) 25th Aug. 1777, John 
Mutrie, min. of Kilmarnock : (2) James 
Steven, min. of Kilwinning) ; Dugald, born 
26th Feb. 1760, died in Jamaica ; Alex- 
ander, born 9th Aug. 1761, went to India ; 
Margaret, born 1st March 1763, died 4th 
Dec. 1765 ; John, merchant, London, born 
2nd Jan. 1765; Margaret, born 31st Oct. 
1766 (marr. 14th April 1800, Daniel 
Mackenzie, merchant, Glasgow) ; Katherine, 
born 9th Sept. 1768, died 15th Aug. 1769 ; 
Jean Dunmoor, born 16th Sept. 1770 ; Neil, 
born 25th June 1772 (marr. her cousin, 
John Bannatyne, merchant, Glasgow). — 
[Tombst. ; Morren's Ann., i.] 

JAMES RICHMOND, born 1744, second 
-M _ 4 son of John R., farmer, New Mills ; 
tutor in the family of Cunningham 
of Carmelbank ; after studying divinity at 
Univ. of Glasgow, was licen. by Presb. of 
Irvine 12th Sept. 1769 ; pres. by Archibald, 
Earl of Eglinton, at the desire of the 
parishioners, 7th Oct. 1773; ord. 15th 
March 1774; D.D. (Glasgow, Feb. 1800); 
died 16th July 1804. He marr. 6th Sept. 
1779, Margaret Cunningham, who died 
10th April 1820, and had issue— William, 
born 16th July 1780, died in Jamaica, 25th 
June 1796; Helen, born 27th Oct. 1781; 
Margaret, born 8th May 1783 ; John, min. 
of Southdean, born 21st Aug. 1784 ; Jane, 
born 2nd July 1786 ; Elizabeth, born 25th 
Feb. 1788, died 2nd Dec. 1789; Sarah, 
born 1st March 1790; James, surgeon 
H.E.I.C.S., born 25th Nov. 1791; Mari- 






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anne, born 14th June 1793, died 20th 
March 1797. Publication— Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vii.). — [Tombst.] 

JAMES HENDERSON, perhaps son of 
Andrew H., schoolmaster, Methven ; 
M.A. (Glasgow 1781); pres. by Hugh, 
Earl of Eglinton, Jan., and ord. 2nd May 
1805 ; died 3rd Feb. 1820. He marr. 11th 
July 1804, Eleanora Forbes, who died 23rd 
Sept. 1833, and had issue — James, born 15th 
Sept. 1805, died 6th June 1809 ; Mary Ann, 
born 1st Jan. 1807; George, born 24th July 
1808 ; Eleanora, born 1st May 1810; James, 
born 10th Nov. 1812 ; Augusta Hay, born 
2nd July 1816 ; Margaret, born 25th Feb. 
1818 ; Jane Montgomery, born 31st Dec. 
1819. 



JOHN WILSON, pres. by the Trustees 
of Archibald William, Earl of Eglin- 
ton, May, and adm. 22nd June 1820; 
trans, to Stirling 22nd Aug. 1844. 



1820 



1845 



^ANDREW BROWN, trans. from 
Newton-upon-Ayr ; pres. by Archi- 
bald William, Earl of Eglinton, 

12th Sept. 1844; adm. 9th Jan. 1845; 

trans, to Beith 7th Oct. 1852. 

JAMES SOMMERVILLE, born Glas- 
1853 £ ow ' 12t ^ April I 828 ) eldest son of 
James S., merchant, and Margaret 
Scotland ; educated at James Allan's 
Academy and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Greenock 5th May, and ord. to 
Gourock 23rd June 1852 ; pres. by Archi- 
bald William, Earl of Eglinton, 30th Nov. 
1852; trans, and adm. 17th Feb. 1853; 
D.D. (Glasgow, April 1887) ; died 29th Jan. 
1893. He marr. 5th Aug. 1856, Mary (died 
7th Oct. 1903), daugh. of Thomas Campbell 
of Annfield, Provost of Irvine, and Ann 
Rankin, and had issue — James, born 8th 
June 1857, died 9th April 1863; Ann 
Rankin, born 14th Sept. 1858, died 9th 
Feb. 1891 ; Thomas Campbell, born 24th 
June 1860, died 31st May 1886 ; Margaret, 
born 24th Jan. 1862 ; Agnes Jamieson, born 
27th July 1863, died 30th May 1873 ; Henry 
John, writer, Glasgow, born 27th June 1865 ; 
James, born 17th May 1867, died 30th April 
1871 ; John Campbell, born 26th July 1868, 
died 20th April 1906; Robert Galbraith, 



born 4th, and died 23rd March 1870 ; Mary, 
born 27th April 1871 (marr. 4th Sept. 1901, 
Francis Carr) ; Robert Galbraith, C.E., 
born 11th Oct. 1872 ; Norman, born 3rd 
April, and died 9th July 1874; James, 
born 31st Aug. 1875, died 2nd May 1889; 
Catherine Campbell, born 4th June 1879, 
died 3rd Feb. 1880. Publication— Twenty 
Years, a sermon (Irvine, 1873). — [Memoir.] 

HENRY RANKEN, born 8th Sept. 1852, 
1891 son °^ Henry R. and Hannah Sher- 
wood ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; M.A. (1879), B.D. (1887) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh 13th May 1887; as- 
sistant at Trinity Parish, Edinburgh ; ord. 
to John Knox Church, Aberdeen, 16th May 
1888 ; trans, and adm. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) 1st Oct. 1891. Marr. 10th Aug. 
1882, Helen M'Cormick, daugh. of Mathew 
Morton, and has issue — Harry Sherwood, 
M.B., Ch.B.., Glasgow, M.R.C.P., London, 
captain R.A.M.C, V.C., Chevalier of the 
Legion of Honour, born 3rd Sept. 1883, 
died at Braisne, France, 25th Sept. 1914, 
from wounds received in action ; Alan 
Rain, solicitor, born 7th April 1889. Publi- 
cation — Reasons and Facts against Dis- 
establishment (Irvine, 1893); St Athanasius 
(Edinburgh, 1911). 

Second, or Collegiate Charge. 

ALEXANDER NESBITT, M.A. ; was 

1646 P resent at * ne beginning of the 

register of the proceedings of Presb. 

20th Oct. 1646; trans, to First Charge 

about 1650. 

JOHN GRANT, M.A. (Edinburgh, July 
1662 1643) ; deprived by Act of Parlia- 
ment 11th June, and Decreet of 
Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662— [Wodrow's 
Hist., i., 327.] 



KILBIRNIE. 

[The church of Kilbirnie was dedicated to 
St Breandan, and St Breandan s Well was 
near. The church belonged to the Abbey 
of Kilwinning. On St Breandan's Day, the 
28th of May, a fair was held at Kilbirnie. 



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[PRESB. OF 



Of several dates carved upon the church, 
the earliest is 1597. That, however, 
evidently refers to an addition. The 
main structure is in the style of a some- 
what earlier time. There is, in one of the 
transepts, a very elaborate gallery pew, 
having on it much fine heraldic and sym- 
bolic carving. This was erected in 1694 
by John, first Viscount Garnock. In the 
churchyard, a great feature is the mauso- 
leum of the Crawfurds of Jordanhill, built 
in 1594. In it are recumbent statues of 
Thomas Crawfurd of Jordanhill, who 
captured Dunbarton Castle in 1571, and 
his wife.] 

ARCHIBALD HAMILTON, son of 
- „,_ Robert H. of Dalserf ; exhorter and 
vicar in 1567 ; was forfeited in 1571 
for joining his clansmen on behalf of 
Queen Mary. He appears as reader in 
1574-80, and was again adm. to the 
ministry before 1585 ; dem. before 28th 
April, and died 7th Oct. 1586. He marr. 
Jean Barclay (who survived him and 
marr. (2) John Heriot, min. of this parish), 
and had issue — Malcolm, pres. to the 
vicarage by James VI. 28th April 1586, 
but not adm. ; he is styled min. in 1604. 
— [Beg. Min. ; Ayr Sas. ; Reg. Sec. Sig., 
ii., 401.] 

ROBERT CRAWFURD, succeeded on 

16*71 ^e forfeiture of the preceding, 

and was vicar and reader with the 

whole vicarage in 1571. — [New Stat. Ace., 

Ayrshire, 720.] 

JOHN HERIOT, M.A. (St Andrews, 
21st March 1580); pres. to the 
vicarage by James VI. 21st Nov. 
1586; died before 25th Nov. 1630, aged 
about 70. He marr. Jean Barclay, widow 
of Archibald Hamilton, his predecessor, 
and had issue — Robert ; Alexander ; 
David ; Jean (marr. Nov. 1615, Hugh,, son 
of Alexander Montgomery, merchant, 
Irvine). — [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Reg. Assig. ; 
Prot. Book of Robert Brown.] 

WILLIAM RUSSELL, M.A. (Glasgow 

1610) ; got a testimonial from the 

Presb. of Glasgow 15th May 1616 ; 

adm. before 1619 ; pres. to the vicarage by 



Charles I. 25th Nov. 1630 ; was a member 
of General Assembly in 1638 ; made a com- 
plaint to the Presb. 15th June 1647, that 
one of his parishioners had called his 
doctrine "dust and grey meal." The 
accused being summoned, confessed his 
fault, and was ordered by the Presb. to 
make -confession upon his knees, and also 
before his own congregation in the place of 
public repentance. R. was still min. 26th 
Dec. 1661. He marr. Lucrece Scrimgeour, 
who died 3rd Sept. 1637, and had issue — 
Euphemia (marr., cont. 10th and 11th Nov. 
1657, William M'Kerrell of Hillhouse).— 
[Glasg. Presb. Reg. ; Baillie's Lett. ; Reg. 
Sec. Sig. ; Acts of Pari., v. ; Ayr Sas., 
iii. 642, ix. 279.] 

FRANCIS BAILLIE, M.A. (Glasgow 
1665 1653); min. in 1665. 

WILLIAM TULLIDAFF, M.A. ; 
1670 f° rmer ly mm - °f Dunbog ; granted 
indulgence here by Privy Council 
1st Jan. 1670 ; fined half a year's stipend 
on 8th July 1673 for not observing the 
anniversary of the Restoration ; deprived 
27th Nov. 1684 for failing to keep the 
Council's instructions, and imprisoned 11th 
Dec. following, for refusing to give bond 
not to exercise his ministry in the kingdom. 
He became min. of Wemyss in 1688. 

PATRICK ANDERSON, granted in- 
1672 dulgence nere together with preced- 
ing in 1672.— [P. C. Reg., 3rd ser., 
iii., 587.] 

ALEXANDER DUNCAN, probably son 
1680 °^ William D., min. of New Kil- 
patrick ; M.A. (Glasgow, 20th July 
1675); adm. in 1680; recommended by 
James, Marquess of Montrose, 7th May 
1681, for the parish of Baldernock, which 
did not then become vacant ; outed in 
1688 ; probably assisted his father for a 
time at New Kilpatrick, but settled in a 
non-jurant Episcopal congregation at Glas- 
gow in 1715. So keen were his political 
feelings that he refused the Communion to 
an English officer, because he would not 
acknowledge his having held a commission 
from King George to be a sin. He was 
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Edinburgh in 1724; died Jan. 1733, aged 
78. He marr. a lady whose name has not 
been ascertained, and had issue — Robert ; 
Grizel. — [Glasg. Tests. ; Wodroiv MSS. ; 
Stirling Papers ; Cleland's Anal. ; Rebuffer 
Rebuffed.] 

JOHN GLASGOW, M.A. (Glasgow, 
1688 16th July 1674); ord. 16th Aug. 
1688 ; died Dec. 1721, aged about 68. 
He marr. (1) Jean, eldest daugh. of John 
Cunningham of Wattieston, chamberlain 
to the Laird of Kilbirnie, and had issue — 
Robert of Puddockholme, ancestor of the 
Montgreenan family : (2) Margaret Scott, 
and had issue — James, min. of Edinburgh 
Castle ; Margaret ; William ; Samuel ; 
Janet, buried at Glasgow, 25th Dec. 1723 ; 
Elizabeth ; Jean (marr., pro. 12th June 
1763, John Sword, merchant, Edinburgh). 
— [Robertson's Ayrshire Fam., i., 344 ; 
Edin. Com. Deeds., xxxvi., 5th Jan. 1758.] 

JAMES SMITH, M.A. (Glasgow, 16th 
1723 J une 1712) ', schoolmaster at Irvine ; 
licen. by Presb. of Irvine 13th March 
1722 ; called 5th Feb., and ord. 2nd May 
1723 ; died 11th Feb. 1733, aged about 40. 
He marr. Bethia (died 30th Jan. 1767), 
daugh. of Hugh Barclay of the Pierston 
family, and had issue — Robert, born 1727 ; 
Elizabeth (marr. Robert Dallas of Kensing- 
ton). — [Glasg. Tests.] 

-MALCOLM BROWN, M.A. (Glasgow, 
1734 30th April 1723) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Irvine 10th Nov. 1 730 ; was chaplain 
to Lord Boyle; called 26th Sept. 1732; 
ord. 30th Jan. 1734 ; died Father of the 
Church 21st Dec. 1794, aged 99. He 
bequeathed £10 to the poor. He marr. 
8th Dec. 1738, Anne (died 29th Nov. 1792), 
daugh. of James Baine, min. of Bonhill, 
but had no issue. — [Edin. Com. Deeds, 
xxxvi., 18th April 1760.] 

ROBERT URQUHART, born 1763, son 
of Andrew U., Irvine ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Irvine 23rd Sept. 1788; pres. by Archi- 
bald, Earl of Eglinton, 9th March, and ord. 
6th Aug. 1795; died 22nd Sept. 1845. He 
marr. 10th Sept. 1804, Elizabeth (died 13th 
Dec. 1866), daugh. of Henry Hooks, and 



1846 



had issue — Andrew, min. of Port Patrick, 
born 22nd July 1805 ; Janet Morrice, born 
13th Jan. 1807, died 31st March 1889; 
Agnes, born 7th Aug. 1808 (marr. John 
Johnston, factor) ; Elizabeth Glasgow, born 
29th Nov. 1812, died 28th Jan. 1861 ; 
Jane Fulton, born 8th Dec. 1814, died 24th 
Feb. 1846 ; Henry Ritchie, writer, Largs, 
born 22nd March 1816; Mary, born 13th 
Feb. 1818; Robina, born 7th Dec. 1820 
(marr. Archibald Watson, D.D., min. of 
St Mary's, Dundee) ; John, born 19th Oct. 
1823, died 16th March 1860; Robert Morrice, 
born 16th Nov. 1827, died 20th May 1843. 

JOHN ORR, born 1811, third son of 
William O., farmer, Dreghorn ; edu- 
cated at Univs. of Glasgow, Edin- 
burgh, and St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. 
of Irvine June 1844 ; assistant at Wig- 
town and in this parish ; pres. by Archibald 
William, Earl of Eglinton, 2nd Dec. 1845 ; 
ord. 15th Jan. 1846 ; died 16th Sept. 1885. 
He marr. 16th Sept. 1851, Jessie (died 9th 
Dec. 1907), second daugh. of James Black- 
wood of Leelaw, and had issue — Maine 
Maggie, born 17th Sept. 1852; William 
Alexander, born 5th March 1854 ; John, 
born 27th Feb. 1856 ; Mary Blackwood, 
born 17th Nov. 1861, died 16th Feb. 1864 ; 
James Blackwood, born 15th, and died 
30th Jan. 1864 ; Jessie Blackwood, born 
17th April 1865 (marr. Henry Ritchie 
Buchan, min. of this parish). 

v HENRY RITCHIE BUCHAN, born 
1886 Cameron, 12th Nov. 1857, son of 
William B. and Euphemia M'Ewan ; 
educated at Cameron School and Univ. 
of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of St 
Andrews in 1882 ; assistant at Kilbirnie 
in 1882; ord. 22nd June 1886; died 15th 
April 1918. He marr. 28th Dec. 1886, Jessie 
Blackwood Orr, daugh. of preceding min., 
and had issue — William Sutherland, min. 
of Liff and Benvie, born 28th Feb. 1888; 
John Orr, born 1st Oct. 1889; Henry 
Ritchie, born 5th May 1892 ; Jessie Black- 
wood, born 7th Aug. 1894 ; Euphemia, 
born 26th July 1896; Marion, born 29th 
May 1899 ; Ethel, born 5th May 1901 ; 
Katherine Alexandra, born 10th Oct. 
1903 ; Lionel Cecil, born 30th March 1907. 



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[PRESB. OF 



HUGH CLARKE M'COLL, born 

1918 Glasgow, 2 9tll O ct - I 885 ) son of 

John M. and Isabella M'Dougall ; 
educated at High School and Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (1908); licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow in 1908 ; assistant at Milton 
(Glasgow), Larbert, and Buccleuch (Edin- 
burgh) ; ord. by Edinburgh Presb. to 
Darjeeling, India, 16th Dec. 1908; adm. to 
this parish 19th Sept. 1918. Marr. 6th 
Oct. 1910, Janet, daugh. of John Taylor, 
B.D., Indian Chaplain, and has issue — John 
Hugo, born 31st Dec. 1911. Publications 
— "On the Track of the Lepidoptera" 
{Chambers's Journal, Edinburgh, 1911); 
"Notes on Bible Lessons" (Indian C.E. 
Year Book, 1915-16). 



KILMARNOCK. 

[The church of this parish was dedicated 
to St Marnoch, who was commemorated 
also in the name of the stream called the 
Water of Marnoch, but now generally 
termed Kilmarnock Water. The church 
was rebuilt in 1802, and enlarged in 1831. 
It is now commonly known as the Laigh 
Kirk. Its tower is a survival from the 
older building, and is said to have been 
built in the fifteenth century. A spring 
near by was styled Our Lady's Well. Sir 
William Mure of Rowallan, M.P., the poet 
and historical writer, was an elder of this 
parish. He undertook, among other 
poetical works, a metrical version of the 
Psalms, but did not live to complete it. 
The churchyard of Kilmarnock has several 
interesting memorials of Covenanting times. 
One monument marks the place where are 
buried the heads of John Ross and John 
Shields, executed at Edinburgh on 27th 
Dec. 1666. Their bodies were interred with 
those of criminals in Edinburgh, but the 
heads were long exposed for public warn- 
ing at Kilmarnock, where the men were 
well known. Another stone tells how five 
men of the neighbourhood, Thomas Finlay, 
John Cuthbertson, William Brown, Robert 
Anderson, and James Anderson, taken at 
Bothwell Bridge in 1679, were drowned at 



sea, while being carried as convict prisoners 
to the American plantations. A third 
inscription records that John Finlay was 
hanged at Edinburgh as a Covenanter on 
15th Dec. 1682, while on another stone is 
the name of John Nisbet of Hardhill, a 
famous member of a notable Covenanting 
family. He was executed at Kilmarnock 
on 14th April 1683.] 

JOHN MUIR, adm. about 1561 ; still 
1561 min. 20th April 1565. 

ROBERT WILKIE, min. of Loudoun 
158 _ in 1574 ; styled min. here 13th March 
1580. Loudoun being still in his 
charge; died 19th July 1601. He marr. 
(1) Helen Lockhart, who died 2nd Sept. 
1586, and had issue — Margaret; Helen; 
Sara : (2) Agnes Borthwick, widow of 
William Strang, min. of Irvine, who sur- 
vived him, and had issue — Thomas, min. 
of Crailing. — [Reg. Assig. ; Feu Charters 
of Kirklands, ii., 193.] 

HEW FULLARTON, M.A. (Glasgow 
1601 15>78 ) > a d m - to Dumfries in 1586 ; 
pres. by James VI. 21st July 1601 ; 
died between 29th July and 3rd Dec. 1608, 
aged about 50. He had issue — Hector, 
mentioned in 1631. — [Beg. Assig. ; Booke 
of the Kirk ; Reg. of Deeds, cccclxvi., 481.] 

WALTER WHITEFORD, M.A. ; pres. 
1608 ky James VI. 3rd Dec. 1608 ; trans, 
to Moffat in 1610. 



1610 



MICHAEL WALLACE, M.A. ; formerly 
a regent in the Univ. of Glasgow ; 
min. in 1610 ; was a member of 
Assembly that year and 1618 ; signed the 
Protestation for the Liberties of the Kirk 
27th June 1617: was on the Commission 
for Maintenance of Church Discipline 21st 
Oct. 1634 ; died May 1641, aged about 60. 
He marr. (1) Margaret Scott, sister of Robert 
S., min. of Glasgow : (2) Margaret Mirrie, 
who survived him, and had issue — Robert, 
Bishop of the Isles. — [Booke of the Kirk; 
Calderwood's Hist., vii., 106, 256, 318; 
Glasg. and Stranraer Fresh. Regs. ; Glasg. 
Tests. ; Reg. Old Dec, iii. ; Baillie's Lett. ; 



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Acts of Pari., v. ; Maitland Miscell., ii. ; 
Bannatyne Miscell., iii. ; Ayr Sas., 1620, 
ii., 69.]' 

MATTHEW MOWAT, son of (? John) 
M. of Busbie ; M.A. (Glasgow 1624); 
1641 pres. by James, Lord Boyd, 1641, but 
the Presb. refused to admit him until they 
had tried his qualification Nov. 1641. An 
Act of Parliament was passed (16th Jan. 
1649) pardoning him and others who had 
opposed the royal forces at Mauchline Moor 
in June 1648. He joined the Protesters in 
1651, and was elected by them Moderator 
of Synod in April. He was imprisoned 
with others 28th May 1662, for refusing 
to take the Oath of Allegiance, unless with 
explanations, and with consent of Parlia- 
ment he was deprived by Privy Council 
16th Sept. following, and the church 
declared vacant. On a charge of sedition, 
he was summoned before the Privy Council 
on 9th Dec. 1662. He died Dec. 1669, aged 
about 66, and was probably unmarr. His 
brother, John, bailie of Kilmarnock, was 
his executor. — [Rutherfurd's and Baillie's 
Letts.; Syn. Roll, 1642; Stranraer Pr-esb. 
Reg. ; Fenivick Sess. Reg. ; Edin. Tests. ; 
Wodrow's Hist., i., 327 ; Livingston's 
Charac. ; Young's Life of Welsh ; Kirk- 
ton's Hist. ; P. C. Reg., 2nd ser., vii., 306.] 

JAMES CARNEGY, M.A. ; adm. in 
1663 1663 j trans - t0 Arbroath 7th Oct. 
1669. 



1670 



ALEXANDER WEDDERBURN, born 
about 1620, son of James W., min. 
of Moonzie ; M.A. (St Andrews 
1642); adm. to Forgan 10th Feb. 1647; 
suspended and confined to his parish by 
Court of High Commission 5th April 1664 ; 
deprived 6th April 1665 ; indulged here by 
Privy Council 27th Jan. 1670. When terms 
of accommodation were proposed to the 
Presbyterians that year, he was one of 
those who carried a refusal to Edinburgh, 
and in 1672 was one of two who drew 
up a paper on "Grievances as to the In- 
dulgence." He died Nov. 1678, aged about 
57, from the effects of a blow given by a 
Highlander with the butt end of a musket, 
while W. was in the act of expostulating 



against the ravages the man's comrades were 
committing in the town. He marr. June 
1654, Helen (buried in Greyfriars, Edin- 
burgh, 29th Nov. 1696), daugh. of Thomas 
Turnbull of Bogmill in the Carse of Gowrie, 
and had issue — Robert, served heir 23rd 
Dec. 1679 ; William, bapt. 4th May 1671 ; 
Jean (twin) ; John ; Mary, edited her 
father's sermons ; Janet ; Susanna ; 
Margaret. Publications — Believers' Privi- 
ledges and Duties in several Sermons, 
Part first [no more published] (1682) ; 
David's Testament, opened up, in forty 
Sermons (Edinburgh, 1696) ; Our Lord's 
Transfigxiration evangellically and practi- 
cally improved, in ttventy-two discourses 
(Edinburgh, 1696). — [Wodrow's Hist., ii., 
178, 429 ; Glasg. Tests. ; Lamont's Diary ; 
Inq. Ret. Gen., 6172; M'Kay's Kilmarnock, 
50, 145; P. C. Decreta, 18th Sept. 1679, 
10th Aug. 1680,9th March 1703; Wedder- 
burn Book, 52.] 



1682 



GEORGE POLLOK, born 24th July 
1649, son of James P., bailie of 
Glasgow, and Elizabeth Marshall, 
and grandson of David P., min. of Old 
Luce; M.A. (Glasgow, 5th July 1666) 
pres. to Ballantrae 6th June 1673 ; adm 
in 1682 ; died April 1688. He marr. (cont 
1st March 1681) his cousin Margaret 
daugh. of Thomas Pollok, merchant 
Glasgow, who survived him, and had issue 
— David ; Thomas. 

ROBERT BELL, bapt. 20th July 1666, 
1687 y° un o est son °f Sir John B., Provost 
of Glasgow, and Janet, daugh. of 
Colin Campbell of Blythswood ; educated 
at Univs. of Glasgow and Oxford ; M.A. 
(22nd June 1686) ; adm. to Kilwinning in 
1687 ; trans, and adm. in 1687 ; outed in 
1689, when some of the people threatened 
to throw him into the river, and at the 
market cross prohibited him from preach- 
ing any more. He went to France in 1692. 
— [Rule's Sec. Vindication.] 



1690 



JAMES ROWAT, formerly in the Second 
Charge ; attended first meeting of 
Presb. after Toleration, 17th Aug. 
1687 ; restored by Act of Parliament 25th 
April, and attended the meeting of Synod 



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[PRESB. OF 



1711 



7th Oct. 1690; died Feb. 1692. He left 
100 merks to the poor of the parish.— 
[Maitland MiscelL, iv. ; M'Kay's Kilmar- 
nock, 144.] 

FRANCIS FINLAYSON, studied 
16gg divinity at the Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 29th 
Nov. 1698; ord. 11th May 1699; died 6th 
Feb. 1710. He marr. (cont. 17th Dec. 
1703), Margaret (died 30th June 1757), 
second daugh. of Hugh Hunter, surgeon 
apothecary in Kilmarnock, and had issue 
—Hugh, writer, Edinburgh. — [Wodrow's 
Anal., and Corres}). ; M'Kay's Kilmarnock, 
146; Ayr Sheriff-Court Book, 23rd May 
1716.] 

WILLIAM WRIGHT, son of Robert 
W., bailie of Kilmarnock ; trans, 
from Second Charge; adm. 23rd 
Jan. 1711 ; died 4th July 1724. He marr. 
(cont. 12th Sept. 1720) Charlotte Marie, 
daugh. of John Gardiner, London (she 
survived him and marr. (2) Laurence Hill, 
min. of the Barony, Glasgow), and had 
issue— William ; Lettice ; Elizabeth, who 
were all dead before 1st May 1727. Publica- 
tions — The Comic History of the Marriage 
behveen Fergusia and Heptarchtis (1706) ; 
The Jacobite Curse (Glasgow, 1714); and 
other minor papers. — [Ayr Sheriff-Court 
Book, 27th April 1725, and 10th March and 
5th June 1727 ; Glasg. Tests. ; Wodrow's 
Anal, and Corresp. ; M'Kay's Kilmar- 
nock, 146.] 

PATRICK PAISLEY, born 1695, son 
of John P., min. of Lochwinnoch ; 
1 M.A. (Glasgow, 28th June 1716); 

licen. by Presb. of Paisley 18th July 1722 ; 
was assistant for several months to Thomas 
Hoog, one of the mins. of Rotterdam ; 
trans, from Second Charge and adm. after 
4th July 1724 ; died 11th Dec. 1736. He 
marr. 20th May 1731, Helen, daugh. of 
John Glen of Assloss, merchant in Kilmar- 
nock (she survived him and marr. (2) Hugh 
Hamilton, min. of Girvan), and had issue 
— Margaret ; Anne ; Janet ; the last two 
served heirs to their father 22nd July 1740. 
— [Glasg. Tests. ; Wodrow's Anal. ; Steven's 
Hist, of Scott. Church, Rotterdam, 152 ; 
M'Kay's Kilmarnock, 146.] 



LAURENCE HILL, M.A. ; trans, from 
1739 Second Charge ; adm. 6th May 1739 ; 
trans, to the Barony Parish, Glasgow, 
8th March 1750. 

JAMES LESLIE, born 1723, son of 
1751 Alexander L. of Lachop ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1741); 
licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 23rd Feb. 
1748; called 30th Aug. 1750; ord. 17th 
Jan. 1751 ; died 19th May 1764. He marr. 
6th Dec. 1757, Nicolas (died at Sanquhar, 
1st Jan. 1821, aged 88), daugh. of James 
Murray of Upper Ingliston, Glencairn, and 
had issue — James, born 22nd Nov. 1758, 
died 14th April 1762 ; Beatrix, born 14th 
April 1760, died 20th June 1761 ; Alex- 
ander, born 28th June 1761 ; Nicolas, born 
15th March 1763.— [M'Kay's Kilmarnock, 
146.] 

JOHN ROBERTSON, born 1733, son 
ltJ65 of John R., in the parish of Dunlop ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1753) ; pres. by William, Earl of Glencairn, 
8th Oct. 1764; ord. 25th April 1765; died 
5th June 1799. He marr. 31st March 1769, 
Beatrix (died 31st May 1814), daugh. of 
William Smith, min. of Cranstoun, and 
had issue — Jane, born 21st June 1770 (marr. 
William Scott, min. of Dalkeith); Henri- 
etta, born 7th Oct. 1772 (marr. John Moodie, 
min. of Riccarton); William, born 2nd June 
1775, died 16th June 1776. Publications— 
Sermon preached, 8th March 1798 (Ayr, 
1798); Account of the Parish, Part II. 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, ii.). — [Tombst. ; Somer- 
ville's Life ; M'Kay's Kilmarnock, 146.] 

DAVID RITCHIE, pres. by the Com- 
missioner for Henrietta, Marchioness 
of Titchfield, Sept. 1799; adm. 27th 

Feb. 1800; trans, to St Andrew's Church, 

Edinburgh, 2nd July 1801. 

ANDREW GRANT, trans, from Port- 
1802 moa ^ > P l * es - by the Commissioner 
for Henrietta, Marchioness of Titch- 
field, Dec. 1801; adm. 6th May 1802; 
trans, to Canongate, 20th Oct. 1808. 

JAMES MACKINLAY, trans, from 
1809 Second Charge ; pres. by the Commis- 
sioners for the Trustees of Henrietta, 
Marchioness of Titchfield (in compliance 



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with a petition from the inhabitants), 1st 
Dec. 1808; adm. 12th Feb. 1809; D.D. 
(Aberdeen, Dec. 1810) ; died 10th Feb. 1841, 
aged 84. He marr. 17th April 1815, Eliza- 
beth Dickie, his servant, who died 3rd July 
1828, and had issue — Mary, born 17th 
Dec. 1815 (marr. James Stevenson, min. 
of Newton-upon-Ayr) ; James, min. of Well 
Park Chapel, Glasgow, born 4th March 
1817; Grizel, born 18th March 1818; 
William. Publications — Sermons ; Account 
of the Parish, Part I. (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, 
ii.).—[Tombst. ; Wallace's Burns, i., 298.] 

DAVID STRONG, trans, from Second 

1841 Charge ; pres. by Commissioners for 

William, Marquess of Titchfield, 3rd 

Aug., and adm. 2nd Sept. 1841 ; trans, to 

Dailly 21st Sept. 1843. 

JAMES BUCHANAN HAMILTON, 
1843 k° rn Glasgow, 1801, eldest son of 
James H., merchant, and Christian 
Buchanan ; educ. at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow ; assistant at 
Blantyre ; ord. by Presb. of Monaghan, 
Ulster, to Clontibret, Presb. of Ballibay, 1st 
Sept. 1836 ; pres. by Commissioners for 
William, Marquess of Titchfield, 5th Oct., 
and adm. 9th Nov. 1843; died 16th Feb. 
1881. He marr. Jessie Murdoch, and 
had issue — Janet, born 26th Aug. 1828; 
Sarah, born 22nd Dec. 1834 ; James 
Buchanan, writer, Kilmarnock, born 8th 
Sept. 1837 ; John George, born 15th Oct. 
1839; William Gibson, born 20th July 
1841; Agnes Logan, born 3rd Feb. 1844; 
Mary Anne Dunlop, born 13th July 1846; 
Patrick Clark, born 17th Nov. 1848.— 
[Smith's Scottish Clergy, iii., 63.] 

WILLIAM DUNNETT, born Edinburgh, 
1881 30th Aug. 1848, son of William D., 
classical master, George Heriot's 
Hospital, and Carrick Pursuivant, and 
Christina Gunn ; educated at George 
Heriot's Hospital and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1867) ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
in 1872 ; assistant at Canongate ; ord. by 
Presb. of North of England to Lowick 
Aug. 1874 ; trans, to Second Charge, Kil- 
marnock, 9th Oct. 1879; trans, and adm. 
23rd June 1881 ; clerk of Presb., 1895-1901. 



Marr. 29th Sept. 1874, Jane Farquhar 
Whyte, daugh. of Alexander Inglis, LL.D., 
rector of Bathgate Academy, and has issue 
— William Alexander, min. of Dalkeith, 
born 14th Oct. 1875; James M'Donald, 
Indian Civil Service, born 11th April 1877 ; 
George Victor, min. of Grange, Edinburgh, 
born 9th Dec. 1878 ; Hamilton David For- 
rester, min. of Inveraven, born 20th July 
1880 ; Arthur Henry, min. of Teviothead, 
born 25th Feb. 1882 ; Charlotte Inglis, born 
18th July 1883; Inglis, born 27th Jan., 
and died 9th Feb. 1885 ; Jane Christina 
Georgina Cook, born 27th May 1889 ; 
Florence, born 5th June 1892 (marr. 4th 
Feb. 1918, Hugh Shirlaw, M.A., B.D., 
lieut. Royal Scots, min. of Fogo). Publica- 
tion — Memorial Sermon on the Rev, John 
Robertson (Newmilns, 1892). 



Second Charge. 

JAMES ROWAT, studied theology at 
1649 Univ. of Glasgow ; called July 1647 ; 
adm. 28th March 1649. Joined the 
Protesting Party of the Church in 1651, 
was imprisoned with five other niins. 28th 
May 1662, and, with consent of Parliament, 
deprived by Privy Council 16th Sept. 1663 
for not taking the Oath of Allegiance to 
His Majesty, unless with explanations. — 
[Wodrow's Hist., i., 296 ; Baillie's Lett.] 

JAMES OSBURNE, ord. 9th Aug. 1688 ; 
1688 trans, to Aberdeen, 18th Dec. 1695. 

WILLIAM WRIGHT, studied theology 
1700 at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 26th Sept. 
1700; trans, to First Charge 23rd 
Jan. 1711. 

GEORGE PEDEN, M.A. (Glasgow, 
1711 1st April 1695); became chaplain to 
Anne, Duchess of Hamilton ; licen. 
by Presb. of Hamilton 26th July 1709 ; 
was subsequently chaplain in Provost 
Hamilton's family ; called 6th Feb., and 
ord. 3rd May 1711 ; died 23rd Dec. 1721. 
He marr. (cont. 4th Nov. 1714) Katherine 
Miller, who survived him, and had issue — 
Grizel ; Jean ; Mary. — [Caldwell Papers, 
i. ; MacKay's Kilmarnock, 146 ; Ayr Sheriff' 
Court Book, 3rd May 1725.] 



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[PRESB. OF 



1724 



PATRICK PAISLEY, MA.; ord. 6th 
May 1724 ; trans, to First Charge 



after 4th July 1724. 



1739 



LAURENCE HILL, ord. 6th May 1725; 
1725 ' rans - t0 Fi rst Charge 6th May 
1739. 

ROBERT HALL, son of Robert H. of 
Fulbar, and Margaret Maxwell of 
Dargarvel ; MA. (Glasgow, 2nd 
May 1727) ; licen. by Presb. of Paisley 
23rd May 1733 ; called 22nd Nov. 1738 ; 
ord. 11th April 1739; died 5th June 1762. 
He marr. (1) 25th Dec. 1741, Margaret 
(died 21st March 1752), daugh. of William 
Smith, merchant, Kilmarnock, and had 
issue — Mary, died young ; Margaret, born 
6th Feb. 1744, died 18th Nov. 1747 ; Mary, 
born 3rd Sept. 1746, died 30th May 1758 ; 
Jean, born 26th June 1748 ; Margaret, born 
6th April 1750, died 20th March 1754: (2) 
7th May 1756, Margaret Tough, who died 
8th Jan. 1768.— [M'Kay's Kilmarnock, 146.] 

WILLIAM LINDSAY, MA. (Edin- 
1764 b ur gh) 1 " 7t ^ April 1745); licen. by 
Presb. of Dunblane 9th Jan. 1750; 
ord. to Cumbrae 13th May 1760 ; pres. by 
William, Earl of Glencairn, 30th Nov. 
1762. A refusal to sustain the call or to 
grant translation caused the case to be 
carried to the General Assemblies of 1763 
and 1764, which sustained the call and 
granted the translation. Owing to the 
opposition of the parishioners, the admis- 
sion was made in an inn, 12th July 1764. 
Several persons were tried at the Circuit 
Court at Ayr for raising a tumult and 
sentenced to a month's imprisonment and 
to be whipped through the streets of 
Ayr. L. died 30th April 1774. He 
marr. 27th June 1760, Margaret (died at 
Edinburgh, 3rd Dec. 1817), daugh. of 
Robert Lauder, writer, Dalkeith (about 
whom Burns makes a jocular reference in 
his poem of The Ordination, coupling her 
name with an old ballad), and had issue — 
Henrietta, born 23rd June 1761, died 29th 
Nov. 1763; Helen, born 18th June 1762, 
died 16th May 1763; Helen, born 20th 
June, and died. 5th Nov. 1763 ; Robert, 
born 6th Aug. 1764 ; Ann, born 7th Aug. 



1765 (marr., pro. 3rd March 1785, Thomas 
Henderson, merchant, Edinburgh) ; George, 
born 22nd March 1770 ; Glencairn, born 
21st June 1772. — [M'Kay's Kilmarnock, 
132-142 ; Scots Mag., xxvi. ; Acts of Ass., 
1763, 1764; Caledonian Mercury, 28th 
May and 21st July 1764 ; Wallace's Burns, 
i., 299.] 

JOHN MUTRIE, licen. by Presb. of 
1775 Edinburgh, 29th Dec. 1773; pres. 
by James, Earl of Glencairn, 30th 
Sept. 1774; ord. 8th March 1775; died 
2nd June 1785, aged 39. He marr. 25th 
Aug. 1777, Barbara, daugh. of Charles 
Bannatyne, min. of Irvine ; she survived 
him, and marr. (2) 7th Dec. 1795, James 
Steven, min. of Kilwinning. — [Tombst. ; 
Wallace's Burns, i., 302.] 

JAMES MACKINLAY, born Douglas, 
17g6 Lanarkshire, 1756, third son of James 
M., farmer ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 3rd July 
1782 ; tutor in the family of Sir William 
Cunningham of Windyhill ; pres. by James, 
Earl of Glencairn, with consent of his 
Trustee, Dec. 1785; ord. 6th April 1786. 
This ceremony was the subject of Burns's 
poem The Ordination ; trans, to First 
Charge 12th Feb. 1809. 

JOHN MACLEOD, D.D. ; trans, from 
180g Kilmodan ; pres. by the Commis- 
sioners for the Trustees of Henrietta, 
Marchioness of Titchfield, 10th and 14th 
June, and adm. 23rd Nov. 1809 ; trans, 
to Dundonald 15th Feb. 1816. 

ROBERT STIRLING, pres. by the 
Commissioner for William, Duke of 
Portland, May, and ord. 19th Sept. 
1816 ; trans, to Galston 12th Feb. 1824. 

GEORGE SMITH, M.A. ; pres. by the 
Commissioner for the Trustees of 
Henrietta, Duchess of Portland, 

April, and ord. 16th Sept. 1824 ; trans. 

to Penpont 9th May 1833. 

DAVID STRONG, pres. by the Commis- 
sioner for the Trustees of Henrietta, 
Duchess of Portland, June, and ord. 
29th Aug. 1833 ; trans, to First Charge at 
the unanimous desire of the congregation 
2nd Sept. 1841. 



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DANIEL VERE THOMSON, fourth 
1843 son °^ William T., Castle Yett, 
Lanark ; educated at Lanark Gram- 
mar School and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Lanark ; tutor to John Alex- 
ander Campbell of Dunstaffnage ; rector of 
the Normal School. Edinburgh, till 1839 ; 
thereafter schoolmaster in Edinburgh ; 
pres. by the Commissioner for John, Mar- 
quess of Titchfield, 5th Oct., and ord. 9th 
Nov. 1843; died 13th June 1866. He 
marr. Mary Thomson, who died 14th July 
1864, and had issue — William, born 10th 
May 1841 ; Daniel Adam Vere, born 21st 
March 1849; Mary Helen Vere, born 9th 
Jan. 1851 (marr. Alexander Maxwell 
Adams, F.R.C.S.E.), died 20th Nov. 1918. 
[Smith's Scottish Clergy, ii., 279.] 

ALEXANDER WEBSTER, M.A. ; adm. 
and ord. 9th Aug. 1866; trans, to 
St David's Parish, Edinburgh, 1st 
June 1876. 

ROBERT PRYDE, M.A. ; trans, from 
„ 6 Kininmonth ; adm. 25th Nov. 1876; 
trans, to Townhead Parish, Glasgow, 
19th May 1879. 

WILLIAM DUNNETT, M.A. ; trans. 
7 from Lowick ; adm. 9th Oct. 1879 ; 
trans, to First Charge 23rd June 
1881. 

WALTER FORBES LOW, born 12th 
1882 March 1856, son of Alexander L., 
min. of Keig ; educated at Univ. of 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1876), B.D. (1879) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Aberdeen 7th May 1879; 
ord. 5th Jan. 1882; clerk to Presb., 1885-93; 
trans, to St Andrew's, Glasgow, 21st June 
1893, but died unmarr. the day after that 
fixed for his admission, 1st Sept. 1893. 

JOHN CRAIG, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 19th 
1894 ^ U ^ 18 94; trans, to Lanark 23rd 
Sept. 1898. 

GEORGE SIMPSON YUILLE, M.A., 
lg99 B.D. ; ord. 30th March 1899 ; trans, 
to Rutherglen 9th Sept. 1909. 

ANDREW BALD THOMSON, M.A., 
1910 B.D. ; ord. 24th March 1910; trans, 
to Dairy 18th May 1916. 



DAVID PORTER HOWIE, born Glas- 
1916 £ ow ' lst AP r ^ 1887, son of Robert 
H., min. of Enzie ; educated at 
Milne's Institution, Fochabers, and Univ. 
of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1910) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Fordyce in 1913 ; assistant at Huntly in 
1913, and at St George's Parish, Edinburgh, 
1914 ; ord. 7th Dec. 1916. Marr. 5th June 
1917, Villne, younger daugh. of David 
Christie, Aberdeen. 



THE HIGH KIRK PARISH, 
KILMARNOCK. 

[A chapel was built here in 1732. The 
High Kirk Parish, so named from the lofty 
situation of its church, was disjoined from 
Kilmarnock, 23rd July 1811.] 

JAMES OLIPHANT, trans, from 
i"764 Gorbals Chapel-of-Ease ; called Dec. 
1763; ord. 17th May 1764; trans, to 
Dunbarton 23rd Dec. 1773. 

JOHN RUSSEL, ord. 30th March 1774 ; 
1774 trans, to Second Charge, Stirling, 
30th Jan. 1800. 

GEORGE WRIGHT, called 3rd April, 
and ord. 24th June 1800 ; trans, to 
Markinch 7th May 1801. 

DAVID DICKSON, called 25th Jan., 
and ord. 10th March 1802 ; trans, to 
St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, 16th May 
1803. 

ANDREW HAMILTON, born 1773, 
1804 eldest son of William H., Eagles- 
ham; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1798); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
3rd Aug. 1803 ; called 26th Dec. 1803 ; ord. 
8th March 1804 ; pres. by the managers 
22nd Aug., and adm. first min. of the 
parish 5th Sept. 1811 ; died 11th June 
1839. He marr. (1) 17th May 1799, Janet 
(died 15th Sept. 1820), daugh. of John 
Bachop, merchant, Glasgow, and had issue 
— Jean, born 13th April 1800 ; Margaret, 
born 8th Dec. 1802, died 31st Aug. 1828 ; 
William, student of divinity, born 13th 
March 1807 ; Janet, born 7th Jan. 1811 



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HIGH KIRK PARISH— HENDERSON CHAPEL [presb. of 



(marr. 15th Feb. 1830, James Fleming, min. 
of Troon): (2) 24th Aug. 1829, Elizabeth 
Wilson, who died 6th Aug. 1846. 

THOMAS MAIN, born 5th Jan. 1816, 
,___ third son of Robert M., schoolmaster, 
Slamannan ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow ; 
pres. by the managers 7th May, and ord. 
8th Aug. 1839. Joined the Free Church in 
1843 ; min. of Free Church, Kilmarnock, 
1843-57; of Free St Mary's, Edinburgh, 
1857-81 ; D.D. (Glasgow, 1880) ; Moderator 
of Free Church Assembly 20th May 1880; 
died at Edinburgh during the General 
Assembly 28th May 1881. He marr. 16th 
May 1850, Wilhelmina (died s.p. 21st Oct. 
1887), daugh. of John Cuninghame of Craig- 
ends. Publication — Memoir of Neil Russell, 
Student, a sermon (Kilmarnock, 1850). — 
[Memorials of the Life and Ministry of 
Thomas Main, D.D., by his widow ; Smith's 
Scottish Clergy, iii., 55.] 

JAMES AITKEN, born Glasgow, 9th 
Dec. 1802, son of James A., Ander- 
ston ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
pres. by managers 30th June, and ord. 3rd 
Aug. 1843 ; died unmarr. 9th Jan. 1881. 

JOHN PATRICK, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 
187 _ (assistant and successor) 17th April 
1879; trans, to Monkton and Prest- 
wick 13th May 1880. 

JAMES MACGEOCH, born Newton 

1880 Stewart ; educated at Univ. of 

Glasgow; M.A. (1876); licen. by 

Presb. of Wigtown ; ord. (assistant and 

successor) 14th Oct. 1880; died 11th Aug. 

1895 unmarr., leaving no near relatives. 

GORDON BEATTIE WATT, M.A. ; 

1896 ord. 20th Feb. 1896; trans, to St 
Paul's Parish, Glasgow, 6th June 1907. 

JOHN STEWART ROBERTSON, M.A., 

1907 B.D. ; ord. 24th Oct. 1907 ; trans, to 

Wallacetown, Dundee, 10th Feb. 



1843 



1911. 



1911 



ANDREW TAYLOR LAURENCE, 
born Muthill, 26th July 1883, son of 
William Scotland L. and Christina 
Taylor ; educated at Muthill Public School, 
Morrison's Academy, Crieff, and Univ. of 



St Andrews; M.A. (1905), B.D. (1909); 
licen. by Presb. of Auchterarder 29th April 
1908; assistant at Airdrie 1908-9, and 
at Barony Parish, Glasgow, 1909-11 ; ord. 
11th May 1911 ; trans, to St Mary's, 
Edinburgh, 4th March 1915. Marr. 27th 
April 1917, Anne Charlotte Munro, M.A., 
eldest daugh. of John Mackenzie, Lieurary, 
Thurso. 

DAVID CRAWFORD WATSON, born 
Glasgow, 28th Nov. 1887, son of 
David W., D.D., min. of St Clement's, 
Glasgow ; educated at High School and 
Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1909); licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow 1st May 1912 ; assistant 
at Queen's Park Church, Glasgow, 1912, 
and Barony Parish in 1915 ; ord. 19th Aug. 
1915. Marr. 14th March 1916, Grace Mary 
Turnbull, and has issue — Lome Martin 
Turnbull, born 16th Jan. 1917. 



HENDERSON CHAPEL, 
KILMARNOCK. 

[Formerly an Original Secession Church, 
was retained by the Free Church in 1843.] 

PETER CAMPBELL, born 1793, fourth 
son of Peter O, farmer, Cardross ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow and 
Original Secession Divinity Hall ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow 27th Dec. 1814 ; ord. 
min. of Original Secession Church, Kil- 
marnock, 22nd Nov. 1815. Joined the 
Church of Scotland in 1839. Joined the 
Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Henderson 
Free Church, 1843-50; died unmarr. 19th 
March 1850. At a meeting of Presb. 
arrangements were being made for the 
supply of a vacant pulpit. It was the 
turn of a popular young minister but upon 
his name being mentioned, he said, " I 
can't go; I cannot preach to a handful." 
C, then an old man, rose, and addressing 
the Moderator, said, " Send me : like our 
Master, I can preach to many and to few." 
Publication — The N on- Intrusion Contro- 
versy (1835). — [Scott's Annals of the 
Original Secession Church, 488.] 



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ST ANDREW'S, KILMARNOCK. 

(Q.S.) 

[A new chapel called St Andrew's, 
Netherton, with a district of its own in 
the parish of Kilmarnock, was sanctioned 
by the Presb. in 1842. The church and 
district were erected a parish quoad sacra 
by the Court of Teinds, 19th June 1867.] 

^NEIL BRODIE, born 1813, eldest son of 
Neil B., artificer, Campbeltown ; ord. 
27th Jan. 1842. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843 ; min. of Kilmarnock Free 
Church 1843-4, of Shandon Free Church 
1844-62, of Pollokshaws Free Church 
1863-92; died at Rothesay 10th March 
1892. He marr. 30th Aug. 1842, Martha, 
daugh. of Alan Macarthur, H.M. Customs, 
Glasgow. 

DANIEL M'FEE, ord. 1st Aug. 1848; 
1848 t rans - t° Second Charge, Canongate, 
Edinburgh, 15th Aug. 1850. 

THOMAS MARTIN, second son of 
1850 J° nn M., farmer, Mochrum, Wig- 
townshire ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Wigtown 22nd 
Sept. 1846 ; missionary at Toward Chapel ; 
elected 24th July, and ord. 15th Oct. 1850 ; 
clerk of Presb. 1854-84; adm. first min. 
of parish in 1867 ; died unmarr. 18th Feb. 
1885. 

JAMES LINDSAY, elder son of John 
1885 Cowan L., F.E.I. S., rector of 
Grammar School, Kilmarnock ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1878), 
B.Sc. (1879), B.D. (1882); licen. by Presb. 
of Irvine 8th June 1882; ord. 25th June 
1885; University Extension Lecturer 
1886-7 ; Examiner to the Associated The- 
ological Colleges of British and Colonial 
Philosophy 1897-9, and member of many 
British and Foreign Learned Societies ; 
F.R.S.E. (1889); D.D. (Glasgow 1899, 
Edinburgh 1899); Hugh Waddell Lecturer, 
Queen's Univ., Canada, 1899-1900 ; dem. 
9th June 1908. Marr. 17th March 1908, 
Margaret Dykes, daugh. of James Cook, 
Glasgow, and widow of Robert Barclay 
Shaw of Annick Lodge, and Knockgerran, 
Ayrshire. Publications — The Progressive- 



ness of Modern Christian Thought (Edin- 
burgh, 1892) ; Essays Literary and Philo- 
sophical (Edinburgh, 1896); Significance of 
the Old Testament for Modern Theology 
(Edinburgh, 1896) ; Recent Advances in 
Theistic Philosophy of Religion (Edin- 
burgh, 1897) ; Canada, its Commerce, its 
Colleges, and its Churches (London, 1900) ; 
Momenta of Life (Edinburgh, 1901 ) ; 
Studies in European Philosophy (Edin- 
burgh, 1909) ; The Fundamental Problems 
of Metaphysics (Edinburgh, 1910); The 
Psychology of Belief (Edinburgh, 1910); 
New Essays, Literary and Philosophical 
(Edinburgh, 1912) ; Literary Essays 
(Edinburgh, 1912); A Critical Essay on 
European Literature (Edinburgh, 1913) ; A 
Philosophical System of Theistic Ldealism 
(Edinburgh, 1917) ; associate editor of 
Bibliotheca Sacra, 1903-19 ; numerous con- 
tributions to home and foreign magazines. 

ROBERT ALEXANDER, ord. 26th Nov. 
1908 ^^ » trans, to Second Charge, 
Cupar-Fife, 11th May 1916. 

WILLIAM MARSHALL, born Maybole, 
6th April 1888, son of Matthew M. 
and Mary Barton ; educated at Car- 
luke Higher Grade School, and Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (1910), B.D. (1913); licen. 
by Presb. of Ayr 7th May 1913 ; assistant 
at St Matthew's Parish, Glasgow ; ord. 
14th Sept. 1916. 

ST MARNOCHTS, KILMAR- 
NOCK (Q.S.). 

[A chapel was built here in 1836. The 
parish was disjoined from the parish of 
Kilmarnock by the Court of Teinds on 16th 
July 1862.] 

CHARLES STEWART, ord. in 1858; 
became first min. of the parish 16th 
July 1862; trans, to Strichen 25th 
Sept. 1862. 

JOHN THOMSON, born 1830; third 

son of Peter T., Glasgow ; educated 

at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. 

of Glasgow ; ord. to West Parish, Maybole, 

19th Nov. 1857; trans, and adm. 6th March 

1863 ; dem. the office of the Holy Ministry 



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ST MARNOCITS, KILMARNOCK— KILMAURS [presb. of 



Oth Jan. 1883 ; died at Corstorphine, 25th 
July 1916. He marr. (1) 27th April 1864, 
Catherine Wilson, who died 3rd Feb. 
1878, and had issue— Catherine M'Gregor 
Wilson, born 20th June 1865; Peter, born 
20th Jan. 1867 ; Helen Anderson, born 
9th May 1868; Robina, born 11th June 
1869; John, born 18th Dec. 1871; Jessie, 
born 28th Jan. 1875; a daugh., born 18th 
Aug., and died 13th Oct. 1876 ; John Knox, 
min. of Kilmaurs, born 27th Jan. 1878 : 
(2) 8th Oct. 1879, Agnes Stewart : (3) 13th 
Aug. 1895, Agnes Nisbett. 

JAMES WRIGHT ARMSTRONG, born 
1883 ^ Andrews, 1855, son of Robert 
Armstrong, LL.D., Rector of Madras 
College, St Andrews ; M.A. (St Andrews, 
1876) ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 5th 
May 1880; assistant at Eastwood 1880-3; 
ord. 28th June 1883 ; died unmarr., at 
Dunblane, 8th Nov. 1916. 

WILLIAM JAMES SMITH, born 

Newcastle, Natal, S.A., 9th Aug. 

1885, son of James S., min. of 
Baldernock ; educated at Bellahoustoun 
Academy and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1906); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 5th 
May 1909 ; assistant at Eastwood, 1909-12 ; 
•ord. (assistant and successor) 15th Feb. 
1912. Marr. 14th Aug. 1913, Isabella, 
daugh. of James Leggat, and has issue — 
James Aikman, born 13th June 1914 ; 
Jean Carswell, born 21st Sept. 1915. 



KILMAURS. 

[The church of Kilmaurs belonged to the 
Abbey of Kelso. It was dedicated to St 
Mora or Maura of Little Cumbrae. In 
1403, Sir William Cunningham of Kilmaurs 
endowed the church with a collegiate 
foundation. In 1600, his descendant 
James, seventh Earl of Glencairn, added 
an aisle to the building. In this part of 
the structure there is now a fine seven- 
teenth century monument in memory of 
William, ninth Earl of Glencairn, Lord 
Chancellor of Scotland (died 1664), and 
his countess, both of whom were buried 



in St Giles, Edinburgh. Of two chapels 
in the parish, one was dedicated to 
St Mora. The other was at Busby.] 

ARCHIBALD CRAUFURD, min. in 
1567 1567 ; trans, to Stevenston in 1569. 

GAVIN NASMYTH, formerly exhorter 
lg(74 at Dreghorn and here ; pres. to the 
vicarage of Dreghorn by James VI. 
28th Nov. 1572 ; Dreghorn and Stewarton 
were also in the charge in 1574 ; still min. 
in 1588. He marr. Alison Brown, who 
survived him.— [Reg. Min. ; Ayr Inhib., 
24th Nov. 1590.] 

ALEXANDER HENDERSON, reader 
1585 an< ^ V ^ car m 1585. H e had issue — 
David, min. in 1598. 

WILLIAM [called HEW in the testa- 
ment of Agnes Howie, 1603] 
FULLARTON, formerly min. of 
Largs ; " buikit by a delyverance of the 
Exchequer ; ' 21st Jan. 1589 ; trans, to 
Dreghorn in 1590. 

DAVID HENDERSON, son of Alex- 
ander H., reader and vicar in 1585 ; 
M.A. (St Andrews 1591); pres. to 

the vicarage by James VI. 26th June 

1598; was min. in 1626. 

JAMES HANNAY, M.A., min. in 1620 ; 
trans, to the Canongate, Edinburgh, 



1620 



in 1624. 



DAVID HENDERSON, M.A., above 
mentioned ; again appears as min. in 
1626; dem. before 14th Feb. 1637. 
He marr. Marion Cunningham, and had 
issue — David; Frederick; Jean (marr. (1) 
cont. 22nd Aug. 1628, John, son of 
Archibald Osburne, burgess of Ayr ; (2) 
William Bryane) ; Elizabeth (marr., cont. 
19th Feb. 1626, Patrick, eldest son of 
Archibald Cunningham of Kirkland) ; 
Anna (marr., cont. 21st Oct. 1634, John 
Cunningham of Hill). — [Beg. Sec. Sig. ; 
Wodrow's Anal., iii., 114; Baillie's Lett.; 
Reg. of Deeds, dxvi. 392, dvi. 322; Ayr 
Sas., iii., 577 ; M'Naught's Kilmaurs, 150.] 

JAMES ALDERSTON, brother of 
163t? Robert A., cooper, burgess of Glas- 
gow ; pres. to Dairy, Galloway, 2nd 
April 1635 ; pres. by Charles I. 14th Feb. 



irtine] 



KILMAURS 



113 



1637 ; he appears to have been outed in 
the following year; died July 1642. He 
marr. (1) Margaret, daugh. of Gavin 
Hamilton, Bishop of Galloway, and widow 
of James Dunlop of that ilk, and of John 
Campbell, Bishop of Argyll, and had issue- 
Agnes : (2) Jean Colquhoun, who survived 
him.— [Beg. Sec. Sig. ; Glasg. Tests, j Edin. 
Reg. (Bapt.) ; Reg. of Deeds, dvi., 412.] 

WILLIAM CROOKES, M.A. (Glasgow 
1619) ; licen. by Presb. of Stranraer 
16 21st Dec. 1625 ; assistant at Leswalt 
9th iNov. 1631 ; pres. by Charles I. 29th 
Oct. 1641 ; res. 1653, owing to the desertion 
and disorderly conduct of his parishioners 
He went to Ireland, and was min. at 
Ballykelly, from which place he was 
obliged to remove for a time, and received 
thirty shillings from the Kirk-session of 
Torphichen 12th Sept. 1659, and also 
charity from that of Newbattle 20th 
June 1662. He died in 1699, aged over 
90. In the Pres. Reg. (14th July 1647) 
he is described as "not of robust con- 
stitution, but in his life blameless." He 
had issue — James. — [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; P. C. 
Dec. ; Reid's Ireland, ii., 352 ; Edin. Tests. ; 
Baillie's Lett.] 

GEORGE RAMSAY, M.A. (St Andrews 
1649) ; adm. in 1655 ; deprived by 
Act of Parliament 11th June, and 
Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662. 
He is mentioned as min. 24th April 1665 ; 
he was with a small party on the way 
to join Colonel Wallace in the Pentland 
Rising, Nov. 1666, when fortunately for 
themselves they retired. Indulged by 
Privy Council 3rd March 1670; again 
3rd Nov. 1672, along with John Park ; 
fined 8th July 1673 by Privy Council in 
half a year's stipend for not observing 
the anniversary of the Restoration ; died 
28th Sept. 1677, aged about 49. He marr. 
Janet Trail, who survived him, and had 
issue — Catherine (marr. 11th Oct. 1713, 
James Yorston, goldsmith, Edinburgh). — 
[Wodrow's Hist., i. 327, ii. 28 ; Tombst. ; 
P. C. Reg., 3rd ser., vi., 69.] 

JAMES MILNE, adm. before 15th March 
1664 1664.— [Glasg. Com. Decreets.] 

VOL. III. 



1672 



JAMES PETRIE, min. in 1668] sued 
for stipend for year, 24th Feb. 1669. 
— [Glasg. Com. Decreets ; Bailiary 
of Cunningham Deeds, 7th Oct. 1671.] 

JOHN PARK, M.A. (Glasgow 1639); 
adm. to Mochrurn in 1646 ; trans, to 
Stranraer 7th Nov. 1649; deprived 
by Parliament 11th June 1662; granted 
indulgence there by Privy Council 27th 
July 1669; licen. to preach here by Privy 
Council 3rd Sept. 167^ ; failing to take 
up his residence he was ordered to do 
so 5th Sept. 1673 ; died at Glasgow, 25th 
Nov. 1688, aged about 69. He was the 
subject of several elegies. He marr. 29th 
Oct. 1646, Barbara Mein, who died 21st 
Dec. 1704, aged 85, and had issue — 
Robert, advocate, town clerk of Glasgow, 
and clerk to the General Assembly after 
the Revolution ; who was murdered at 
Glasgow about 1691 ; James. Publication 
— The Rights and Liberties of the Church 
asserted and vindicated against the 
pretended Right of Patronage (Edinburgh, 
1689). — [Wodrow's Hist., ii., 147 ; Stranraer 
Sess. Reg.; Edin. Marr.; Greyfriars Bur.] 

JOHN OCHTERLONIE, M.A. ; called 
, 00rt 13th, and inst. 21st May 1680 ; trans, 
to Balmermo 1682. 

GEORGE DUNBAR, adm. in 1682 

1682 [ not 1 ^ 85 aS ^ n V0 ^ * - ' ^^ » ^ rans * 

to Second Charge, Haddington, 
before 12th Nov. 1685. 

^GEORGE BROWN, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1685 18t ^ ^ U ^ 1^64), sometime school- 
master at Fordyce ; adm. to 
Stranraer before 15th Oct. 1684; pres. by 
William Cuninghame of Caprington 10th 
Sept., coll. 9th, and adm. 12th Oct. 1685. 
He seems to have been outed at the 
Revolution, as about 1700 he was charged 
with performing clerical functions and 
celebrating irregular marriages. The date 
of his death is unknown. He marr. 
Katherine Livingston. Publications — An 
Account of the Rotula Arithmetica (Edin- 
burgh, 1700) ; A Specie Book to turn any 
Pure Number of Pieces of Silver, into 
Pounds Scots, or Sterling (Edinburgh, 
1700) ; A Compendious but a Compleat 
System of Decimal Arithmetic (Edinburgh, 

H 



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KILMAURS 



[PKESB. OF 



1701); Toleration Defended (1703); Arith- 
metica Infinita, or the Accurate Accomptani's 
Best Companion (Edinburgh, 1718). — [Had- 
dington Presb. Reg.; Assembly Pajiers ; 
G. R. Homings, 27th March 1685, 3rd 
March 1705; M'Naught's Kilmaurs, 153.] 

PETER ORE, M.A. (Glasgow, 1665); 
1688 0r< ^' m * n " at Plough, Ireland, Jan. 
1673 ; officiated here about 1688 ; 
returned to Clough, where he died 27th Dec. 
1706. Probably father of Alexander O., 
who succeeded him as min. at Clough. — 
[Reid's Ireland, ii. 520.] 

HUGH THOMSON, M.A. (Edinburgh 
1691 1685) ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 25th 
Sept. 1688 ; called to Dunbarton, 
but declined ; ord. 21st July 1691 ; dem. 
12th Nov. 1712, because of the "difficulties 
he met with from the people in carrying 
on his work in the parish." He retired 
to Hill of Kilmaurs, a small property 
he possessed in the parish, and preached 
there even after his successor was ap- 
pointed, a proceeding which led to the 
erection of the first dissenting meeting- 
house in Ayrshire. He died 13th Feb. 
1731, aged 66. He had a knowledge of 
medicine, which he practised without pay- 
ment. He had great muscular strength, 
and on one occasion at Kilmarnock market, 
it is said, when told the price of two horse- 
shoes, he replied, " so much for these ! I 
could twist them with my fingers." 
"Twist them then," replied the smith, 
"and you shall have the price of your 
own making." Taking up one he did so, 
and the smith considering his customer 
as "no cannie," gave him the shoes on 
his own terms, glad to get rid of him. 
He marr. Barbara (died 8th March 1765), 
daugh. of Robert Barr of Trearne, and 
had issue — Barbara, born 1691 (marr. 1743, 
David Smyton, min. of the Associate 
Congregation, Kilmaurs) ; Robert ; James ; 
Janet ; Marion ; Hugh ; Grizel ; Elizabeth, 
buried 8th March 1729 ; Agnes, buried 8th 
March 1729 ; Martha (marr. Robert Kerr, 
merchant, Kilmarnock); Lilias (marr. Gavin 
Bryce, merchant, Gorbals).— [Glasg. Tests. ; 
Wodrow's Anal. ; Irving's Dunbarton ; 
M'Naught's Kilmaurs, 153-55.] 



JOHN MILLAR, licen. by Presb. of 
171 Paisley 21st May 1712; called 2nd 
July, and ord. 25th Sept. 1718 ; died 
at Erskine (where he is buried) between 
8th Aug. and llth Sept. 1721. He 
marr. Christian, daugh. of John Shaw 
of Bargarran ; her history is remarkable 
for the strange story of supposed sorcery 
and witchcraft connected with her younger 
years. She is said to have been the means 
of introducing the spinning and manu- 
facture of linen thread into the west of 
Scotland. She marr. (2) 20th Feb. 1737, 
William Livingston, glover, Edinburgh. — 
[M'Kay's Kilmarnock, 399; Hist, of the 
Witches of Renfrewshire (Paisley, 1877) ; 
Bargarran's Daughter in Roughead's The 
Riddle of the Ruthvens and other Studies, 
231-253.] 

HUGH COCHRANE, chaplain in Sir 
7 Alexander Maxwell's family; licen. 
by Presb. of Wigtown 26th Oct. 1715 ; 
pres. by William, Earl of Dundonald, 
with consent of his curators, 14th Feb. 
and 3rd March 1722 ; ord. 7th March 1723 ; 
died 9th April 1733, aged 48. He marr. 
Marion Smith, Avho died July 1771, and 
had issue — Alexander ; Charles ; Mary. — 
[Tombst. ; Wodrow's Anal., iv., 272.] 

SAMUEL FERGUSON, M.A. (Glasgow, 

1734 1st May 1724); licen. by Presb. of 

Ayr 22nd April 1730; called 19th 

Dec. 1733 ; ord. 27th March 1734 ; died in 

1735, aged about 31, probably unmarr. 

WILLIAM COATES [COATTS], resid- 
1739 ing in Blantyre ; M.A. (Glasgow, 9th 
Jan. 1725); licen. by Presb. of 
Hamilton 27th Sept. 1726 ; became tutor in 
the family of James Dunlop of Garnkirk ; 
pres. by the curators for Alexander, Earl 
of Eglintou, Oct. 1735, but owing to strong 
opposition to his settlement he was not 
ord. till 3rd May 1739 ; died 2nd May 1777. 
He marr. 8th Nov. 1739, Christian Murray, 
who died s.p. 3rd March 1758. 

ALEXANDER GILLIES, third son of 

1778 Alexander G., Glasgow ; educated at 

Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 

Stranraer 1st Jan. 1766, though he signed the 

Confession of Faith only erroribus exceptis ; 



IRVINE] 



KILMAURS 



115 



became tutor in the family of Provost 
Hamilton of Irvine; pres. by Archibald, 
Earl of Eglinton, 1st Oct. 1777; ord. 11th 
March 1778; died 26th Nov. 1786. He 
marr. 12th June 1780, Isabella (died 14th 
July 1833), daugh. of John Dun, min. of 
Auchinleck, and had issue— John Sundrum, 
born 29th June 1781 ; Mary Montgomerie, 
born 8th Jan., and died 5th Sept. 1784. 

ALEXANDER MILLAR [or MILLER], 
licen. by Presb. of Penpont 5th Aug. 
1778 ; pres. by Archibald, Earl of 
Eglinton, 9th April 1787. In consequence 
of violent opposition, he was not ord. till 
8th May 1788 ; died 22nd Dec. 1804. He 
was the "Wee Millar" of Burns's Holy 
Fair. He marr. 6th June 1793, Jane 
Johnston, who died 14th July 1827, and 
had issue — James Boswell, ironmonger, 
Kilmarnock, born 24th April 1794. Publi- 
cation — Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, vs..). — {Report on Church Patron- 
age ; Tombst. ; Wallace's Burns, i., 363.] 

JOHN ROXBURGH, born 1780, third 
son of Adam R., merchant, Hamilton 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen 
by Presb. of Hamilton 26th March 1805 
pres. by Lord and Mary, Lady Montgomerie 
June 1805 ; ord. 20th March 1806 ; died 
21st April 1840, " an eloquent preacher and 
able man of affairs." He marr. 23rd March 
1807, Margaret Bannatine (died 11th Feb. 
1828, aged 42), daugh. of Robert Robertson, 
Ayr, and had issue — Margaret Paterson, 
born 7th Aug. 1808 (marr. David Strong, 
rain, of Dailly) ; Adam, min. of the Scots 
Church, Greenwich, born 9th Jan. 1810, 
died 17th Oct. 1866; Robert, merchant, 
Greenock, born 1st March 1812 ; John, 
merchant, Glasgow, born 16th Jan. 1814, 
died 2nd Feb. 1890 ; Jane, born 23rd Sept. 
1815 ; Mary, born 6th Jan. 1818, died 23rd 
March 1919; Barbara, born 11th Jan. 
1820; Archibald, born 23rd Oct. 1823 — 
[Tombst.] 

WILLIAM SINCLAIR, pres. by Mary, 

1840 Lady Montgomerie 4th Aug., and 

ord. 24th Sept. 1840. Four years 

afterwards an assistant and successor was 

appointed, and for thirty-six years he 



resisted all attempts to induce him to 
return to his parish ; died at Wick, 8th 
Oct. 1881. He marr. 3rd Sept. 1849, 
Margaret Manson, Tansfield, Olrig, who 
died 1st Oct. 1884, and had issue — 
Margaret Anne, born 15th Oct. 1851 ; 
Janet, born 18th Oct. 1853 ; Williamina, 
born 5th Jan. 1856 ; David, born 12th April 
1858 ; George, born 1st July 1860 ; James, 
born 22nd Nov. 1862 ; John Cameron, born 
13th April 1865 ; Henry Duncan Dundas, 
born 8th Dec. 1867; Charles, born 27th 
July 1874; Frederick (twin), born 27th 
July 1874. 

-WILLIAM BUCHANAN, born 1821, 
1844 y° un g es fc son °f John B., merchant, 
Paisley ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; BA. (1840) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Paisley in 1843 ; assistant at Kilbirnie 
in 1844 ; pres. by Mary, Lady Montgomerie 
5th Oct., and ord. (assistant and successor) 
19th Dec. 1844 ; deposed by General As- 
sembly for drunkenness 30th May 1850. 
A man of marked literary ability, he 
became editor of the Ayr Observer, Edin- 
burgh Gourant, Dumfries Herald, and 
again of the Ayr Observer ; died unmarr. 
19th July 1866. Publications— The Kil- 
maurs Case (Kilmarnock, 1847) ; The 
Blessed Dead (Kilmarnock, 1849) ; Verses f 
Serious, Humorous, and Satirical (Ayr, 
1866).— [Brown's Paisley Poets, ii., 131 ; 
The Poets of Ayrshire, 329 ; Modern 
Scottish Poets, iii., 287.] 

[Some delay was caused in the filling up 
of the vacancy as the patron objected to 
present another assistant and successor,, 
and the Presb. requested Mr Sinclair to 
return to his duties, but without success.] 

ROBERT LOCKHART, born 1834; 
1852 eldest son of Robert L., merchant, 
Denny ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; MA. (1851) ; pres. by Archibald 
William, Earl of Eglinton, 10th Aug., and 
ord. (assistant and successor) 23rd Sept. 
1852 ; died unmarr. 12th Aug. 1857. 

ALEXANDER INGLIS, born St An- 
drews 18th April 1830, son of 
Alexander I. and Ann Peebles ; 
educated at Madras College and Univ. of 



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KILMAURS— KILWINNING AND DALGARVEN [presb. of 



St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of St 
Andrews ; assistant at Largs ; pres. by 
Archibald William, Earl of Eglinton, 24th 
Nov. 1857 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
21st Jan. 1858 ; died at Kilmarnock 14th 
Oct. 1904. He marr. 23rd Feb. 1858, 
Isabella (died 27th Dec. 1913), eldest daugh. 
of James Macfarlane, Largs, and had issue 
— Alexander, born 11th June 1859, died 
29th April 1901 ; James Macfarlane, 
solicitor, Kilmarnock, born 13th Feb. 1865 ; 
Daniel Macfarlane, Bombay, born 7th Jan. 
1867 ; John, born 14th July 1869 ; Elizabeth 
Kerr, born 12th March 1873. 

JOHN KNOX THOMSON, born 27th 

1903 ^ an# 18 ^ 8 > son °f J° nn T., min. of St 
Marnoch's Parish, Kilmarnock ; edu- 
cated at Royal High School and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
15th May 1901 ; assistant here, 1901-2; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 26th Feb. 1903 ; 
enlisted in 15th Royal Scots Nov. 1914; 
lieutenant 18th Highland Light Infantry 
May 1915, served in France ; res. his com- 
mission in 1918. Marr. 6th Sept. 1906, 
Marion Forrest, daugh. of John Risk, 
Kilmaurs, and has issue — John Forrest, 
born 14th Sept. 1908 ; James Douglas, born 
1st Jan. 1910 ; Robert Charles Muirhead, 
born 2nd May 1914. 



KILWINNING AND DAL- 
GARVEN. 

{Kilwinning. — The church of Kilwinning 
was dedicated to St Finan. It belonged to 
the abbey of Kilwinning within the parish. 
There was long held here a tryst called St 
Finan 's Fair ; and a spring near the manse 
is still known as St Winan's Well. St 
Finan's Tyronensian Abbey of Kilwinning 
was founded in 1140 by Hugh de Morville, 
Lord of Cunningham, and constable of 
Scotland. Part of the Abbey Church was 
in use as the Parish Church until 1775, 
when a separate church was built for 
parochial worship. In 1814 the remaining 
ruins of the monastery were greatly damaged 
by the fall of its fine, lofty tower. This 
tower was then rebuilt on a smaller scale to 



1567 



a height of 105 feet. At the same time 
considerable restorations were made on the 
choir of the Abbey Church and in parts of 
the nave. 

Dalgarven. — The church of Dalgarven 
was dedicated to St Michael.] 

WILLIAM K1RKPATRICK, min. in 
1567; in 1574 Dunlop and Beith were 
also under his care ; died July 1577. 
He marr. Alison Campbell, who survived 
him (marr. (2) Neill Montgomerie), and 
had issue — William ; Martha. — [Reg. Min. ; 
Edin. Tests. ; Reg. Sec. Sig., lii., 44.] 

ALEXANDER WREITTOUN, min. in 
1578 1578 ; died 12th Feb. 1605, and is 
said to have been "eardit (buried) 
with his mouth down that all the ill micht 
ga to hell." He marr. Helen Pirrie, and 
had issue — Alexander, schoolmaster, Kil- 
winning, to whom he left his books and 
a house in Kilwinning ; John ; David, 
apprentice to Andrew Hart, librarian, 
Edinburgh, 12th May 1613; Joshua.— 
[Reg. Assig. ; Excheq. Buik ; Glasg. Presb. 
Reg. ; Glasg. Tests. ; Inq. Reg. Gen., 4328, 
4329 ; Bannatyne Miscell., ii. ; Ayr Sas. 
Sec. Reg., iii., 433 ; Ker's Kilwinning, 25.] 

J DAVID BARCLAY, trans, from Dum- 
fries about 1605 ; trans, to St An- 



1605 



drews in 1614. 



JOHN GLASFORD, son of Patrick G., 
1614 k ur S ess °f Cupar-Fife, and Margaret 
Lucklaw ; M.A. (St Andrews 1600) ; 
adm. in 1614 ; died Dec. 1636, "an eminent, 
learned, and pious man." He marr. Jean, 
daugh. of Robert Blair of Lochwood, and 
had issue — John, apprenticed to James 
Stevenston, merchant, Edinburgh, 6th July 
1642, served heir to his father in certain 
lands in the parish 28th Feb. 1672 ; Jean ; 
Margaret. — [Glasg. Presb. Reg.; Inq. Ret. 
Ayr, 577 ; Fergusson's Refutat. ; G. R. 
Inhib., 18th Feb. 1619; Ayr Sas., iii., 
32, 33.] 

ROBERT BAILLIE, M.A.; formerly 
1631 re S ent i n tne Um v - of Glasgow ; 
pres. by Alexander, Earl of Eglin- 
ton ; adm. at Glasgow 25th May 163] ; 
was a prominent member of the General 
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Duns Law June 1639; app. to Tron, 
Glasgow, and the second Professorship of 
Divinity in Univ. of Glasgow (q.v.) 30th 
Jan. 1640, but the translation was not 
carried out till 1642. 



1643 



JAMES FERGUSSON, of the family 
of Kilkerran : M.A. (Glasgow 1638) j 
pres. by Alexander, Earl of Eglinton ; 
ord. June 1643; died 13th March 1667, 
aged 46, " esteemed for his great piety and 
learning as a most wise, gracious and able 
man." He is said to have refused a 
bishopric. He marr. Jean Inglis, who died 
4th Jan. 1687, and had issue — James ; Hew ; 
Mary (marr. Robert Cheislie, merchant, 
Edinburgh). Publications — Exposition of 
the Epistles to the Philippians and Colos- 
sians (Edinburgh, 1656) ; A Brief Exposi- 
tion of the Epistles to the Galatians and 
Ephesians (Edinburgh, 1659) ; Exposition 
of the Epistle to the Thessalonians (London 
1674, Glasgow 1675); A Brief Refutation 
of the Errors of Toleration, Erastianism, 
Independency, and Separation (Edinburgh, 
1692). He left in MS. An Essay on the 
Singing of Psalms, but it was never pub- 
lished. — [Edin. Marr. Beg. ; Glasg. Tests. ; 
Baillie's Lett. ; Wodrow's Hist., ii., 100 ; 
Mem. of Eglinton, ii. ; Tombst. ; Diet. Nat. 
Biog.] 

RALPH RODGER [or ROGERS], M.A., 
1669 f° rmei ly of the High Church, Glas- 
gow ; was resident here 11th March 
1667 ; had indulgence by Privy Council 7th 
June 1669, being the first so favoured. He 
was one of those who met at Paisley, 14th 
Dec. 1670, with Archbishop Leighton, with 
a view to an accommodation. He was fined, 
with others of his indulged brethren, in the 
half of his stipend, 8th July 1673, for not 
observing the anniversary of the Restora- 
tion. During 1676 he preached for some 
time in Glasgow. On the removal of the 
Indulgence, he was imprisoned in Edin- 
burgh, 11th Dec. 1684, for refusing to give 
a bond not to exercise his ministry in any 
part of Scotland. He returned to his 
former charge, the High Church, Glasgow, 
in 1687.— [Wodrow's Hist., ii., 180.] 



1687 



1688 



ROBERT BELL, adm. 1687, through the 
influence of the Archbishop of Glas- 
gow ; is said to have preached only 
one day, and was trans, to Kilmarnock. 

GEORGE MELDRUM, M.A., formerly 
min. of Aberdeen ; adm. before 21st 
March 1688; trans, to Tron Parish, 
Edinburgh, 11th Feb. 1692. 

[In 1692 John Munro, and John Stirling, 
min. of Inchinnan, were unanimously called 
by the heritors and elders but both declined 
acceptance, and a vacancy of more than 
four years followed.] 

GEORGE CHALMERS, licen. by the 
1696 umte d Presb. of Stirling and Dun- 
blane 6th May 1695 ; ord. 2nd Sept. 
1696; trans, to Principalship of King's 
College, Aberdeen, 22nd Nov. 1717 (q.v.). 

ALEXANDER FERGUSSON, born 
1721 1689, eldest son of William F. of 
Auchenblain, Sheriff Depute of 
Ayrshire ; M.A. (Glasgow) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Ayr 31st March 1718 ; called 2nd 
Nov. 1720 ; ord. 14th March 1721. Towards 
the end of his life, being unable through 
age and illness to perform his duties, he 
was assisted by five probationers in succes- 
sion, to whom he gave the whole stipend. 
He was libelled by James Macconnell, the 
town drummer of Beith, for holding opinions 
known as the " New Light," but the charge 
was dismissed 8th Aug. 1769. He died 16th 
Feb. 1770. He marr. 22nd July 1725, 
Katherine (died 2nd May 1766), eldest 
daugh. of William Watson, writer, Edin- 
burgh, and had issue — William, born 30th 
March 1729, died 3rd April 1751. Publica- 
tions — A Warning against all Divisive 
Courses (1759) [which called forth An 
Answer to the Warning, by David M'Lerie, 
weaver in Paisley, but really by James 
Elice or Alice, Secession minister there] ; 
A Second Warning (1761) [also answered 
by Elice (1761)] ; A Display of the Act and 
Testimony published by Mr Ebenezer 
Erskine and his Associates (Glasgow, 1761) ; 
" Letter from One Clergyman to Another " 
(Scots. Mag., xxix.) ; [Vide The Religious 
Establishment in Scotland, A Tract 
occasioned by the late persecution against 



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the Rev. Alexander Fergusson [anon.] 
(London, 1771) [the author was John 
Mackenzie, D.D., min. of Portpatrick]. — 
[Ker's Kilwinning, 55-83.] 

THOMAS POLLOCK, born 1743; eldest 
l7 ^ n son of James P., Maybole; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Ayr 6th Feb. 1765 ; pres. by Archibald, 
Earl of Eglinton, 7th April, and ord. 20th 
Sept. 1770; died 4th May 1798. He marr. 
18th Aug. 1777, Margaret (died at Irvine 
19th July 1830), second daugh. of Alex- 
ander Hamilton of Grange [now Kerelaw], 
surgeon, Saltcoats, and had issue — Alex- 
ander Hamilton, born 1st July 1778, died 
4th June 1787; Montgomery, Cornet 
H.E.I.C.S., born 31st May 1780, 'died 1803 ; 
Archibald, born Llth March 1782, died 26th 
March 1788 ; Rachel, born 9th Dec. 1783, 
died 7th Jan. 1859 ; Robert, Lieut. 
H.E.I.C.S., born 7th Jan. 1786, died 
1806; Captain Alexander, born 13th Nov. 
1787, died 27th July 1816; Elizabeth, born 
27th May 1789 (marr., 21st March 1837, 
Gilbert Cunningham of Carmelbank), died 
1st May 1861 ; Margaret, born 9th April 
1791 ; Hamilla, born 26th Dec. 1793, died 
3rd Jan. 1847 ; Annabella, born 22nd 
March 1795, died 2nd Aug. 1845; and 
probably George, merchant, Paisley. Pub- 
lication—Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, xi.).— [Tombst.] 

WILLIAM RITCHIE, D.D. ; trans, from 
Tarbolton ; pres. by Hugh, Earl of 
Eglinton, 1st Aug., and adm. 8th 

Nov. 1798 ; trans, to St Andrew's Parish, 

Glasgow, 1st Oct. 1802. 

JAMES STEVEN, born June 1761, eldest 
son of William S., Kilmarnock ; 
studied at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Paisley 28th June 1786 ; assist- 
ant at Ardrossan ; called to Crown Court 
Church, London, 14th June, and ord. by 
the Scots Presb. there 1st Nov. 1 787 ; 
was one of the founders of the London 
Missionary Society. He was pres. to this 
parish by Hugh, Earl of Eglinton, Dec. 
1802 ; adm. 24th March 1803 ; D.D. (Glas- 
gow, April 1817) ; died of apoplexy, 15th 
Feb. 1824, "having preached that day in 



his usual eloquent manner." He was the 
subject of Burns's satirical verses entitled 
"The Calf," the poet having heard him 
preach at Mauchline in 1786. He marr. 
(1) 3rd Sept. 1788, Margaret Corse, Paisley 
(died 30th Oct. 1791), and had issue- 
William, born llth Oct. 1789, died a 
student, 5th May 1808 ; Margaret, born 
16th April 1791, died 15th April 1820 : (2) 
2nd Dec. 1795, Barbara (died llth April 
1825, aged 66), daugh. of Charles Banna- 
tyne, min. of Irvine, and widow of John 
Mutrie, min. of Kilmarnock, and had issue 
— James, writer, Glasgow, born 26th Sept. 
1796, died 9th Feb. 1849 ; Charles Banna- 
tyne, min. of Stewarton, born 14th Oct. 
1798 ; Barbara, born 7th March 1802 (marr. 
27th April 1836, Captain James Patrick of 
Drambuie, factor to the Marchioness of 
Hastings); John, H.E.I.C.S., born 24th 
March 1804, died at Bombay, May 1832. 
Publications — The Unrivalled Felicity of 
the British Empire (London, 1802) ; Two 
other Sermons (London, 1796-1811). — 
[Tonibst. ; Wilson's Diss. Church, iv. ; 
Wallace's Burns, i. 397, iii. 178 ; Ker's 
Kilwinning, 98-119.] 

GEORGE COLVILLE, pres. by the 
1824 trustees of Archibald William, Earl 
of Eglinton, May, and ord. 23rd 
Sept. 1824; trans, to Beith 7th July 1831. 

ARCHIBALD BLAIR CAMPBELL, 

1831 b ° rn 14th N ° V> 18 ° 2 ' thir(i SOn ° f 
Thomas O, D.D., min. of Ancrum ; 

educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Jedburgh 8th June 1825 ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) to Port Patrick 
3rd April 1828 ; pres. by trustees of Archi- 
bald William, Earl of Eglinton, July, and 
adm. 22nd Sept. 1831 ; D.D. (St Andrews 
1844) ; died at Kelton Manse, Castle 
Douglas, unmarr., 7th March 1879. Pub- 
lication — Account of the Parish {Neiv Stat. 
Ace, v.). 

JOHN SI ME, pres. by Archibald 
William, Earl of Eglinton and 
Winton, 3rd Nov. 1863; ord. (assist- 
ant and successor) 20th Jan. 1864 ; trans, 
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WILLIAM LEE KER, born Peebles, 
6 29th Sept. 1834, son of James K., 
bailie, and Jane Lee; educated at 
Peebles Burgh School and Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; M.A. (1861); licen. by Presb. of 
Peebles 20th July 1864 ; assistant at Kirk- 
hope and Stow; pres. by Archibald 
William, Earl of Eglinton and Winton, 
20th May, and ord. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) 16th Aug. 1866; died 12th May 
1902. He marr. 19th Jan. 1875, Janet, 
daugh. of Findley Caldwell, and had issue 
—Janet Latta, born 4th May 1876, died 
12th May 1881 ; James Campbell, B.A. 
(Cantab.), Indian Civil Service, born 2nd 
Jan. 1878 ; Jane Lee, born 12th May 1879 ; 
Alice Caldwell, born 18th Aug. 1881, died 
9th March 1882 ; Ada Lee, born 24th Jan. 
1883 (marr. 21st Oct. 1913, Dr Campbell 
Kay Stevenson); Findley Caldwell, C.A., 
Glasgow, born 6th May 1884; Gertrude 
Lee, born 11th Nov. 1885 (marr. 2nd Oct. 
1911, Edgar Campbell Russell, B.A.). Pub- 
lications — Kihvinning Abbey (Ardrossan, 
1885); Mother Lodge, Kihvinning (Paisley, 
1896); Short Studies on the Epistle to the 
Philippians (Edinburgh, 1900) ; History of 
Kilwinning (Kilwinning, 1900). 

ARCHIBALD HUNTER, born Lam- 
. lash, 16th Aug. 1871, son of Archibald 

H. and Janet M'Bride ; educated at 
Lamlash School and Glasgow Univ. ; M.A. 
(1895), B.D. (1898); missionary at Drum- 
chapel in 1896 ; licen. by Presb. of Kintyre 
27th April 1898; ord. to West Cambus- 
lang 20th April 1899 ; trans, and adm. 
8th Jan. 1903. Marr. 12th May 1903, 
Crissie, daugh. of Thomas MacNeish and 
Mary Swan, Lamlash, and has issue — 
Crissie Swan, born 28th March 1904; 
Archibald M'Bride, born 16th Jan. 1906; 
Janet Winning, born 19th March 1907. 



LOUDOUN 

[The church of Loudoun belonged to the 
Abbey of Kilwinning. In 1738 the parish 
church was transferred to a site at New- 
milns. The ruins of the old church, stand- 
ing in the churchyard at Loudoun, contain 



the burial-place of the Earls of Loudoun. 
A spring at Loudoun was long held in 
honour as Our Lady's Well. At Newmilns 
a fair was held on St Denys' Day, 9th 
October.] 

RANKEN DAVIDSON, exhorter in 
1567 1567. 

ROBERT WILKIE, min. in 1574, with 
Kilmarnock and Riccarton also in 
his charge ; continued in 1580, 
when he was also min. of Kilmarnock. 

JAMES LANDES or LANDLESS, 
M.A. (Glasgow 1588); min. in 1594. 



1574 



1594 



— [Beg. Assig.] 



1597 



JAMES GREIG, son of James G., min. 
of Colmonell ; adm. about 1597 ; for 
approving of the proceedings of the 
Assembly at Aberdeen in 1605, was im- 
prisoned in Dunbarton Castle 3rd Oct. 
1605. On 24th of that month he, with 
the other imprisoned mins., declined the 
jurisdiction of the Privy Council on such 
a question. On 24th Oct. 1606 he was 
ordered to confine himself within the 
bounds of Caithness. On his submission 
and expression of regret he was liberated 
2nd July 1607 ; still min. 20th July 1635. 
He marr. Helen Wilkie, and had issue — 
John, min. of Carrickfergus (1646-49) and 
Newtonards in Ireland (1650-61), died 20th 
July 1670; Margaret (marr. John Reid, 
younger, of Ballochmyle) ; Isabella (marr., 
cont. 5th, 12th, and 13th Feb. 1628, 
Matthew Campbell of Barcreochill). — [Beg. 
Assig. ; Stranraer Presb. Beg. ; Livingston's 
Charac. ; Reid's Ireland, ii., 403 ; Melville's 
Autob.; Calderwood's Hist., ii., 94; P. C. 
Beg., 1st ser., vii., passim; Ayr Sas. ii. 504, 
iii. 193, v. 8, viii. 49 ; The Clan Campbell, 
v., 60.] 

JOHN NEAVE or NEVAY, nephew of 
Andrew Cant, min. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (King's College, Aberdeen, 
1626); was tutor to George, Master of 
Ramsay ; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 14th 
Oct. 1630 on the recommendation of that 
of Alford, but left its bounds a fortnight 
after ; adm. about 1637 ; app. in 1647 a 
member of committee to revise the Psalter. 
He was present at Mauchline Moor in 



1637 



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[PRESB. OF 



opposition to the royal army June 1648, 
but was pardoned by Parliament 16th Jan. 
1649 ; was app. a commissioner by Parlia- 
ment for visiting the Univ. of Aberdeen 
31st July 1649 ; was active in raising the 
western army in 1650, and in 1651 a 
prominent supporter of the Protesters. In 
1654 he was named by the Council of 
England on a committee for authorising 
admissions to the ministry in the province 
of Glasgow and Ayr. On 23rd Dec. 1662 
he was banished by the Privy Council 
from His Majesty's dominions and went 
to Holland, where he died in 1672, aged 
about 66. He was a man of great zeal 
though somewhat violent and did not 
object to the execution of the Macdonald 
prisoners taken at Dunaverty. He marr. 
Ann Sharp, widow of Robert Halyburton, 
merchant, Edinburgh ; she survived him, 
and had issue — a son. Publications — The 
Nature, Properties, Blessings, and Saving 
Graces of the Covenant of Grace (Glasgow, 
1748) ; Latin Stanzas on Isaiah ii. 1-5 
(Vuftien Predicatien, door Jac. Borstius 
(Utrecht, 1696).— [Rutherfurd's and Baillie's 
Letts.; Wodrow's Hist., 317, 318-; Acts of 
Ass. ; Acts of Pari., vi., vii. ; Nicoll's and 
Brodie's Diaries ; Steven's Scott. Church, 
Rotterdam, 36, 51, 54, 75 ; Reg. of Deeds, 
Mack., viii., 345 ; Diet. Nat. Biog. ; High- 
land Papers, ii. (Scott. Hist. Socy.); Lang's 
Hist, of Scotland, iii., 181, 247 ; Mathie- 
son's Politics and Religion, ii., 71.] 

WILLIAM HUME, pres. to Edrom 
22nd May 1648 ; trans, to Ellem in 
1664 1652; adm. to Ayton after 17th 
March 1653; trans, and adm. 13th Oct. 
1664 ; died Feb. 1666. He marr. Anna 
Hume, who survived him, and had issue — 
Patrick ; Thomas ; two other children, 
who received six shillings from the Kirk- 
session of Logie-Murdoch [Fife], 1st March 
1672. — [Glasg. Tests. ; Edin. Sas., xviii., 
125 ; Logie Sess. Reg.] 

HUGH CAMPBELL, M.A., formerly of 

Muirkirk ; probably indulged here 

1 in 1673. He had issue — Anna, who 

had sasine of lands in the parish of Dalserf 

1st Nov. 1673. — [Par. Reg. Sas., Lanark.] 



1674 



ANTHONY SHAW, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
17th April 1639); licen. by Presb. 
of Stranraer 12th March 1645 ; ord. 
min. of a Presbyterian congregation at 
Belfast Sept. 1646 ; adm. to Colmonell 
Jan. 1650, but deprived by Act of Parlia- 
ment 11th June and Decreet of Privy 
Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; granted indulgence 
at Paisley 3rd Sept. 1672 ; trans, here about 
1674 ; summoned before Court of Justiciary 
2nd Aug. 1683, and imprisoned, but liber- 
ated after a week's confinement. He dem., 
and had his indulgence declared void by 
the Privy Council 10th Jan. 1684, but was 
again imprisoned for refusing to find 
caution to desist from preaching in future. 
Being old and infirm he was released on 
22nd Jan., caution having been found. He 
died before 20th Sept. 1687, aged about 
68. He marr. (1) Agnes, sister of Fergus 
M'Cubbin of Knockdolian, and had issue — 
Fergus, served heir to his father 20th Sept. 
1687 ; Margaret (marr. Yuil) : (2) Janet 
Taylor or Tillour (buried at Glasgow 13th 
Jan. 1699), a lady "eminent for piety, 
skill in physic, and long experience, who 
died aged over 70."— [Wodrow's Hist., iii. 
470, iv. 37 ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 6870 ; Reg. 
Mag. Sig., 5th March 1662 ; Ayr Sas., ix., 
346 ; Glasg. Tests. ; Reid's Ireland, ii., 124 ; 
P. C. Reg., 3rd ser., viii., 346.] 

JOHN CAMPBELL, ord. Cairncastle, 
Ireland, 2nd May 1677; adm. here 
before 8th Oct. 1685 ; dem. in 1689 ; 
was received into communion by the Presb. 
7th Jan. 1690, and returned to his former 
charge. He had calls from Largs but con- 
tinued at Cairncastle till 1714 when he went 
to Scotland. He marr. Agnes Cunningham, 
and had issue.— [Hist, of Presb. Congr. in 
Ireland, 74 ; Reid's Ireland, ii., 520.] 

HUGH FAWSYDE, son of Hugh F., 
merchant burgess, Glasgow ; studied 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow 17th April, and ord. 26th 
Sept. 1695; died 10th Jan. 1752. He 
marr. (1) 31st Jan. 1701, Lilias, only daugh. 
of James Weir, surgeon, Glasgow, and had 
issue — James ; Christian (marr. Nov. 1 730, 
John Campbell, min. of Galston) ; Lilias, 
died 28th Aug. 1750 : (2) Margaret Hamil- 



1695 






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ton, and had issue — Elizabeth. — [Glasg. 
Marr. Reg. ; Lanark Sas., xiv., 85 ; Ayr 
Sheriff- Court Books, 26th July 1745; 
G. R. Sas., 26th Dec. 1716.] 

ANDREW ROSS, pres. by John, Earl 
of Loudoun, 4th July 1752 ; ord. 
27th Sept. 1753 ; trans, to Inch 21st 
Oct. 1762. 



1753 



1763 



GEORGE LAWRIE, youngest son of 
James L., min. of Kirkmichael ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 25th Nov. 
1756 ; pres. by the Commissioners for John, 
Earl of Loudoun, 31st March and 4th April, 
and ord. 28th Sept. 1763 ; D.D. (Glasgow, 
19th Jan. 1791); died 17th Oct. 1799, aged 
77. Dr Lawrie was intimate with Robert 
Burns, and it was his influence that changed 
the poet's plans when he bad already 
taken his passage as an emigrant for the 
West Indies. Ere setting out he went to 
pay a parting visit to the old manse of 
Loudoun. His brother Gilbert has recorded 
that it was then that Burns first heard the 
spinet played and danced to its music 
with his host and hostess and their 
children. On going away next morning 
he left in his bedroom the well-known 
Verses addressed to the Almighty on behalf 
of this min. and his family. L. marr. 21st 
Nov. 1764, Mary (died at Glasgow 23rd 
Jan. 1818, aged 88), daugh. of Archibald 
Campbell, D.D., Professor of Divinity, 
Univ. of St Andrews, and had issue — 
James, born 30th Sept., and died 28th 
Nov. 1765; Christina, born 11th Nov. 
1766 (marr. 19th April 1787, Alexander 
Wilson, bookseller, Glasgow) ; Ann (twin), 
born 11th Nov. 1766 (marr. George Gordon, 
min. of Sorn) ; Archibald, his successor in 
the parish ; Mary (twin), born 30th May 
1768 ; Louisa, born 31st Oct. 1769 ; Eliza- 
beth, born 3rd Nov. 1772, died 1st Oct. 
1773. Publication — Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace. iii.). — [Wallace's Burns, 
i. 412, 443, ii. 42, 187.] 

ARCHIBALD LAWRIE of Hillhouse, 
born 30th May 1768, son of preced- 
ing ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Irvine 18th 



Jan. 1791 ; pres. by Flora, Countess of 
Loudoun, and her tutors 22nd and 29th 
April and 21st May, and ord. (assistant and 
successor) 1st Aug. 1793; D.D. (Glasgow, 
14th March 1816) ; died 5th May 1837. He 
marr. (1) 2nd April 1794, Anne M'Kitterick 
Adair, who died 12th Feb. 1822, and had 
issue — Anne Baxter, born 14th April 1795 ; 
George James, D.D., min. of Monkton ; 
Mary, born 18th May 1798, died 14th April 
1813; Christina Wilson, born 16th July 
1799 (marr. 5th Sept. 1820, Robert Balfour 
Graham, D.D., min. of North Berwick) ; 
James Adair, M.D., Professor of Surgery, 
Glasgow Univ., born 25th June 1801, died 
23rd Nov. 1859; Harriet, born 25th Aug. 
1802 (marr. James Dalmahoy, surgeon, 
H.E.I.C.S.) ; Barbara Adair, born 3rd Nov. 
1803 ; Francis Rawdon Hastings, major in 
army, born 21st Dec. 1804 ; Louisa Camp- 
bell, born 3rd April 1806 ; Frances Wallace, 
born 10th Aug. 1807 ; Harrietta Liston, 
born 26th Feb. 1809 (marr. Feb. 1842, 
Francis Valentine Woodhouse of the Inner 
Temple, London) ; Archibald, born 8th 
Sept. 1810, died 17th May 1811: (2) 12th 
Jan. 1832, Mary (died s.p. 26th Jan. 
1863), second daugh. of John Howison of 
Holmfoot. 



NORMAN MACLEOD, pres. by the 
Commissioner for George, Marquess 
of Hastings, Oct. 1837; ord. 15th 

March 1838 ; trans, to Dalkeith 15th Dec. 

1843. 



1838 



1845 



JAMES ALLAN, born 1804, third son 
of John A., farmer, Lesmahagow ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; pres. 
by the Presb. jure devoluio 12th Sept., and 
call sustained 1st Oct. 1844, but objections 
having been taken, the Presb. resolved not 
to proceed, a decision which was reversed 
by the General Assembly ; ord. 4th July 
1845; died 1st June 1864. He marr. 8th 
July 1839, Lucy (died 16th Nov. 1882), 
daugh. of James Davidson, Alloa, and had 
issue — James, chemical broker, Glasgow, 
born 2nd Sept. 1840 ; William Davidson, 
born 31st Jan. 1842, died 17th May 1860; 
Lucy Isabella, born 8th July 1843; Jane 
Templeton, born 22nd Dec. 1844, died 10th 
Nov. 1848; Daniel, born 7th June 1846, 



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1891 



died 11th Nov. 1848; John, born 26th 
Sept. 1847; Marion, born 3rd June 1850, 
died 2nd Oct. 1861. 

JOHN ROBERTSON, born 1823, son of 
1865 J° nn R-> merchant, Glasgow ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; pres. 
by Henry, Marquess of Hastings, Aug. 
1864; ord. 5th Jan. 1865; died unmarr. 
11th Feb. 1896. Publication — Sermon 
(Newmilns, 1892). 

HAMILTON MOORE, born Connor, 
Ireland, 12th June 1856, son of John 
Hamilton M., D.D., and Eleanor 
Allen ; educated at Royal Academical In- 
stitution and Queen's Univ., Ireland ; B.A. 
(1878), M.A. (1879); licen. by Presb. of 
Ballymeria; ord. to Glenwherry, Ireland, 1st 
Nov. 1881 ; adm. by General Assembly as 
an ordained min. in 1886 ; assistant at St 
Stephen's, Edinburgh ; adm. (assistant and 
successor) 8th Oct. 1891. Marr. 6th Sept. 
1883, Annie Kinnear, daugh. of John 
Stephen, shipowner and agriculturist, Com- 
mieston, Kincardineshire, and has issue — 
John Hamilton, born 26th June, and died 
11th Sept. 1884; Eleanor Allen, born 26th 
July 1885 ; Hamilton, born 25th Aug. 1887, 
died 11th Feb. 1888 ; Frederick James, born 
25th Jan. 1889 ; Norman Denis, born 24th 
Dec. 1890; Hamilton Stephen, born 25th 
Jan. 1893 ; Annie Stephen, born 14th April 
1895; William David, born 22nd June 1898. 



STEVENSTON. 

[The vicarage of Stevenston belonged to 
the Abbey of Kilwinning. The church was 
dedicated to St Monach. A fair was held 
annually at Stevenston on St Monach 's Day, 
30th October. The parish church was 
rebuilt in 1833. There is a mission chapel 
within the bounds at Ardeer.] 

STEPHEN WILKINSON, vicar in 
1560 1547; believed to have held office 
in the Reformed Church in 1560. 

JAMES WALKER, probably pre-Refor- 
6 „ mation vicar and who had con- 
formed ; was a member of As- 
sembly 29th June 1562; died before 28th 



1569 



July 1569.— [Boolce of the Kirk; Keith's 
Hist. : Reg. Min.'] 

ARCHIBALD CRAUFURD, adm. to 
Kilmaurs in 1567 ; entered at Bel- 
tein ; pres. by JameB VI. 28th July 
1569 ; Dairy and Kilbirnie also were under 
his care in 1574; mentioned as min. in 
1580 ; returned about 1585. — [Beg. Min.] 

PATRICK WALKINSHAW, a 
1581 member of Assembly April 1581 ; 
trans, to Kilmaronock in 1583. 

ARCHIBALD CRAUFURD, above 
1585 mentioned, returned ; still min. in 
1601, and dem. before 1603— [Reg. 
Assig.] 

ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, M.A. 

,.„ (Glasgow 1585); adm. to Ardrossan 
in 1591 ; trans, before 1603 ; set a 
lease of the teinds in 1606 ; was called 
before the Privy Council with four others, 
15th Feb. 1610, for intercommuning with 
his brother-german John C, a Capuchin 
friar, alias "Father Chrisostome, ane 
knowne trafficquing priest " ; dem. before 
28th Jan. 1613; died 6th Sept. 1615, aged 
about 50. He marr. Elizabeth Smetoune 
(who survived him, and marr. (2) Aug. 
1616, Thomas Boyd of Carncogie, Provost 
of Irvine), and had issue — Alexander ; 
Hew ; Janet (marr. (1) 1621, James 
Bryding (2) John Peebles, younger, of 
Pethirland, Antrim, which marriage was 
annulled in 1632) ; Margaret ; Marion ; 
Annabell. — [Glasg. Tests. ; Prot. Book of 
Robert Brown; Ayr and Wigtown Arch. 
Socy. vii. 190, viii. 35 ; The Clan Campbell, 
v., 78.] 

JOHN BELL, M.A. (Edinburgh, 27th 
1613 ^ U ^ !609); m ^ n - at Percetoun before 
1613; coll. 28th Jan. 1613; pres. to 
the Vicarage Pensionary by James VI. 
10th Dec. 1613; died in 1641, aged about 
52. He marr., and had a son — John, his 
successor. — [Baillie's Lett. ; Tombst. ; Acts 
of Pari., v. ; Glasg. Tests.] 

JOHN BELL, son of preceding; M.A. 

1641 (Glasgow 1632) ; adm. to Glasford 

1st Jan. 1640 ; trans, in 1641 ; died 

Oct. 1665, aged about 54. He marr. (1) 



IRVINE] 



STEVENSTON 



123 



Jean Balcanquhall, who died Sept. 1652 : 
(2) cont. 13th Oct. 1662, Janet, daugh. of 
Thomas Craigingelt, servitor to the 
Countess of Eglinton, who survived him 
and marr. (2) Kalph Rodger, min. of Kil- 
winning. (On a piece of oak behind the 
manse pew are the initials of B. and his 
first wife, "M. [Mr] I. B., I. B. 1641.")— 
[Glasg. Tests. ; Baillie's Lett. ; Tombst.] 

JOHN CRAMOND, M.A. (King's 
1668 Colle ? e » Aberdeen, 17th July 1662) ; 
called 20th May, inst. 19th Oct. 1668 ; 
remained till about 1680. — [Glasg. Comm. 
Decreets, 2nd Nov. 1669, 28th Dec. 1679; 
Bail. Cunn. Deeds, 28th May 1675.] 

DAVID MITCHELL, M.A. ; inst. before 
, QO , 1st June 1681 : trans, to Greenock 

lbol , _ _ 

26th May 1683. 

JOHN KEITH, M.A. (Marischal College, 
1688 Aberdeen, 1673) ; mentioned as min. 
1st Sept. 1688 ; probably outed in 
the following year ; he applied +o the Presb. 
of Aberdeen to be received into communion, 
but was refused ; on a vacancy at Old Deer 
in 1710, he intruded ; was dep. by the 
Synod of Aberdeen 3rd April 1711 ; died 
at Chancery Lane, London, Aug. 1735, aged 
86. — [Aberdeen Synod ; Inq. Ret. de Tut., iv.] 

ROBERT STIRLING, born 1635, son of 
Alexander S., Stewarton ; M.A. 
(Glasgow 1654) ; min. of Derry- 
Keichan or Dervock in Ireland ; adm. in 
1689 ; was recalled to his former charge in 
1695 ; died 1699. He marr. Marian Camp- 
bell, and had issue — Thomas, min. at 
Dervock, ord. 22nd June 1703; died 20th 
Nov. 1718. — [Wodrow's Anal.; Reid's 
Ireland, ii., 520. 

WILLIAM REID, called 10th April 
17oo 1700 ; ord. soon afterwards ; died 
26th Nov. 1742. He marr. 23rd 
Oct. 1702, Sarah (died 1735), daugh. of 
Thomas Bogle of Bogleshole, and had issue 
— Alexander ; Mary ; William ; Anna ; 
Thomas, merchant, Saltcoats ; John of 
Seabank (marr. Anna, daugh. of Robert 
Cunningham of Auchinharvie) ; Alexander ; 
Robert, apprentice to a W.S. in 1734. — 
[Tombst] 



1689 



ROBERT FINDLAY, called 29th March, 
1744 and ord. 23rd Aug. 1744 ; trans, to 
Galston 6th June 1745. 

THOMAS M'KINDLAY, son of Patrick 
1746 ^'' * n P ar * s h °f Kilmaronock, Dun- 
bartonshire ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; became tutor in the family of 
Sir Michael Stewart of Blackhall, Bart. ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dunoon 9th July, and 
called 17th Oct. 1745; ord. 24th April 
1746 ; died 2nd May 1758. He marr. 4th 
Dec. 1751, Jean Dickie, who died 16th July 
1824, aged 93, and had issue — Jean, born 
27th Nov. 1752 ; John, merchant, Montrose, 
born 31st March 1754.— [Tombst.] 

JAMES WODROW, born 21st March 
175 1730, ninth son of Robert W., min. 
of Eastwood ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow, where he was librarian 1750-5 ; 
M.A. (1750) ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 28th 
Feb. 1753 ; ord. to Dunlop 1st Sept. 1757 ; 
called 7th June, trans, and adm. 18th Oct. 
1759; D.D. (Glasgow, 1786); died 17£hDec. 
1810. He marr. 30th April 1759, Louisa, 
daugh. of Gavin Hamilton, bookseller, 
Edinburgh, and had issue — Robert, born 
11th Jan. 1761, died 7th April 1762 ; Gavin, 
M.A. (Glasgow, 1781), student of divinity, 
born 19th Dec. 1761, died 29th May 1781 ; 
Helen, born 23rd June 1763 ; Patrick, born 
2nd Sept. 1765, died while a student, 30th 
Aug. 1781 ; Margaret, born 20th May 
1767; died 4th March 1845; William. 
Publications — The Measures of Divine 
Providence towards Men and Nations 
suitable to their Behaviour, two sermons 
(Edinburgh, 1794) ; Account of the Life 
and Lectures of William Leechman, D.D. 
(Leechman's Sermons i.) ; Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vii.). — [Wod- 
row's Mem.] 

DAVID LANDSBOROUGH, born 
Dairy, Galloway, 11th Aug. 1779 ; 
son of John M'Landsborough and 
Isabel Hugan ; educated at Dumfries 
Academy and Univ. of Edinburgh ; tutor 
in the family of Sir William Miller of 
Glenlee, Bart. ; licen. by Presb. of Edin- 
burgh 24th Feb. 1808 ; pres. by Alexander 
Hamilton of Grange in May, and ord. 26tb 



124 



STEVENSTON— STEWARTON 



[PRESB. OF 



Sept. 1811. Joined the Free Church in 
1843; F.C. rain, of Saltcoats, 1843-54; 
D.D. (U.S.A. 1849); died of cholera 12th 
Sept. 1854. He was an Associate of the 
Linnaean Society, an authority on sea- 
weeds, and is said to have discovered 
nearly seventy species of plants and 
animals new to Scotland. He has been 
termed "The Gilbert White of Scotland." 
He marr. 18th March 1817, Margaret (died 
9th Nov. 1834, aged 37), daugh. of James 
M'Leish, shipowner, Port Glasgow, and 
had issue — John, born 10th July 1818; 
James, born 27th Nov. 1820, died at Port- 
Denison, Queensland, 7th Jan. 1866 ; 
Margaret Kerr, born 20th Aug. 1822 (marr. 
10th Oct. 1848, Robert Mackenzie Stark, 
seed merchant, Edinburgh); William, 
Australian explorer, born 21st Feb. 1825, 
died at Lochlamborough, near Brisbane, 
May 1886 ; David, LL.D. min. of Grange 
U.F. Church, Kilmarnock, born 19th Dec. 
1826, died 22nd Nov. 1912 ; Isabella, born 
28th May 1828 (marr. Arthur Thomson, 
min. of the Free Church, Yester, and was 
mother of John Arthur T., LL.D., the 
biologist); Janet, born 20th Aug. 1834 
(marr. 21st Jan. 1856, James Stoddart 
Porteous, California). Publications — 
Arran, a poem (Edinburgh, 1828); 
Natural History of Arran ; Ayrshire 
Sketches (1839); Excursions to Arran, 
Ailsa Craig, and the Two Cumbraes 
(1847; 2nd ser., 1852; 2nd ed., with 
memoir, 1875); A Popular History of 
British Zoophytes (1852); A Popular 
History of British Seaweeds (London, 
1849, 3rd ed., 1857); Biographical Notice 
of Rev. John Hendry; Account of the 
Parish (Nezo Stat. Ace, v.).—[Tombst.; 
Story's Mem. ; Our Galloway Ancestors, 
43-49; Diet. Nat. Biog.] 



1843 



JAMES CRUICKSHANK, born Peter- 
head, son of John C. and Henrietta 
Hay ; educated at Univ. of St An- 
drews ; licen. by Presb. of Forfar ; ord. to 
Manor 12th Sept. 1833 ; trans, and adm. 
22nd Sept. 1843, died 17th Oct. 1880. He 
marr. 3rd July 1839, Janet Ann Elizabeth 
(born 6th Sept. 1807, died 16th June 
1877), daugh. of James Burnett of Barns, 



Peeblesshire, and had issue — Henrietta 
Hay, born 24th June 1840, died 8th Oct. 
1850; Christian Catherine, born 13th May 
1844 (marr. 14th April 1869, James Smith, 
LL.D., min. of Newhills) ; James Burnett, 
born 26th Dec. 1845, died in Ceylon, 21st 
Jan. 1877; John Robert Lee, born 18th 
Aug. 1848, died in British Guiana, 14th 
May 1901. Publication — Account of the 
Parish of Manor (New Stat. Ace, iii.). — 
[The Burnetts of Barns.] 

JOHN FRASER GRAHAME, M.A., 
187r _ B.D. ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
16th May 1877 ; trans, to Belmont 
Chapel, Glasgow, 17th Feb. 1886. 

ROBERT JOSEPH KYD, son of David 
1886 ^' 5 Dundee, and Margaret Anderson ; 
educated at Evangelical Union 
Theological Hall, 1876 ; min. of the Evan- 
gelical Union Church at Airdrie and West- 
hill, Aberdeenshire ; adm. as a licentiate by 
General Assembly in 1885 ; assistant at 
Dairy in 1885 ; ord. 9th Nov. 1886. Marr. 
22nd Nov. 1886, Mary Georgina (died 14th 
June 1902), daugh. of George Forrest, 
Falkirk, and has issue — Robert ; Mary 
Winifred, died 1st Feb. 1909: (2) 2nd 
June 1914, Susan Frances Rea, widow of 
Dr Alister, Ibrox. 

STEWARTON. 

[The vicarage of Stewarton belonged to 
the Abbey of Kilwinning. At the Chapel- 
toun of Lainshaw in the parish there was 
a chapel of St Mary. The church of 
Stewarton was rebuilt in 1696.] 

JAMES LUMMISDAILL [LUMS- 
1567 DEN], reader in 1567. 

ALEXANDER HENDERSON, exhorter 
1572 at Lammas 1572. 

WILLIAM MONTGOMERIE, elder, 
1574 rea< ^ er 5 1574-88 ; called to St 
Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, 23rd Sept. 
1586, but the translation was not carried 
out. — [Reg. Assig.; St Cuthbert's Sess. 
Beg.]. 

ROBERT MONTGOMERIE, third son 

158g of Hugh M. of Hesselhead ; was 

one of those thought " apt and able 

to minister" by the first General Assembly 



1KVINE] 



STEWARTON 



125 



20th Dec. 1560, and was settled, perhaps, at 
Cupar-Fife, in 1562. He was trans, to 
Dunblane in 1567, and to Stirling before 
Lammas 1572 ; promoted to archbishopric 
of Glasgow in 1581, but dep. before 28th 
April 1582 by General Assembly, who was 
however interdicted by the Privy Council 
from proceeding to carry this sentence out, 
27th June 1582. The sentence was removed 
Feb. 1587, and he was adm. to Symington, 
Ayrshire, that year ; trans, about 1589 ; 
was archdeacon of Argyll ; dem. in 1607 
in favour of his son-in-law ; died after 
25th March 1609 and before April 1611. 
He marr. Beatrice Jamieson, and had issue 
— John of Sevenakers; Robert, to whom 
his father granted the stipend of Stirling, 
a gift which was revoked by the Privy 
Council 29th Oct. 1583; Elizabeth (marr. 
James Montgomery, min. of Dunlop ; 
another (marr. William Castlelaw, min. 
of this parish. — [Bannatyne Miscell., ii. ; 
Baillie's Lett. ; Glasg. Tests. ; Reg. of 
Deeds, clxxx. 16, cxcvi. 27 ; Diet. Nat. 
Biog., xiii., 756.] 



WILLIAM CASTLELAW, educated at 
1607 Univ. of Glasgow ; adm. as min. on 
demission of his father-in-law in 1607. 
During his ministry the religious revival 
known as the " Stewarton Sickness " took 
place, 1625 to 1630. He died July 1642. 
He marr. (1) a daugh. of Robert Mont- 
gomerie, his predecessor, and had issue — 
WiJJiani, probably his successor ; Thomas ; 
Eupham ; Ann ; a daugh. (marr. Adam 
Stewart of Fairlie Ardoch Mill) : (2) 13th 
Jan. 1629, Marion Geddes. — [Edin. and 
Canongate Marr. Beg. ; Glasg. Tests. ; Old 
Dec., ii. ; Baillie's Lett. ; Blair's Autob. ; 
Stevenson's Hist. ; Stirling Sas., viii., 373 ; 
G. R. Inhib., 20th Nov. 1665; Reg. of 
Deeds, 18th June 1641.] 



WILLIAM CASTLELAW, probably 
1645 eldest son of preceding ; M.A. 
(Glasgow, 22nd July 1632) ; adm. 
before 11th May 1645 ; not conforming to 
Episcopacy, he was confined to his parish 
in 1662 ; indulged in 1672. 



ANDREW HUCHESON (M.A. Edin- 
1647 kurgh, J u ^ 1642 ) I studied theology 
at Glasgow ; called 27th April, and 
was adm. (colleague) 10th May 1647 ; not 
conforming to Episcopacy he was confined 
to the parish in 1662 ; indulged in 1672. 

ALEXANDER OGILVIE, son of John 

1664 ®"> bailie of Cullen ; educated at 

King's College, Aberdeen ; became 

schoolmaster of Cullen and of Fordyce July 

1659 ; licen. by Presb. of Fordyce 9th May 

1660 ; got a testimonial for ordination 31st 
March 1663 ; was at the Synod April 1664 ; 
adm. to Riccarton in 1663 ; trans, about 
1664 ; he agreed with the parishioners to 
leave his charge, at which the Privy Council 
expressed its displeasure 29th Dec. 1669. 
He was in the Presb. of Fordyce unemployed 
20th Dec. 1671.— [Jedburgh Presb. ; Banff 
Homings, iv., 346 ; Cramond's Cidlen.] 

WILLIAM CASTLELAW, MA., above 
1672 mentioned ; granted an indulgence 
by the Privy Council 3rd Sept. 
1672 ; died Sept. 1675. He marr. Jean 
Niven, who survived him, and had issue — 
Eupham; Elizabeth (marr. (1) Francis 
Scott ; (2) Robert Hunter, maltman, burgess 
of Culross). — [Glasg. Com. Dec, 21st May 
1676 ; Bail. Cunn. Dec, 22nd Jan. 1691 ; 
Bannatyne Miscell., ii. ; Baillie's Lett. ; 
Wodrow's Hist., ii., 204 ; Reg. Old Dec, ii. ; 
P. C. Reg., 3rd ser., vi., 65.] 

ANDREW HUCHESON, M.A., noticed 

1672 De f° re > granted an indulgence with 

the preceding by the Privy Council 

3rd Sept. 1672 ; died June 1683, aged about 

61.— [Wodrow's Hist., ii., 204 ; Glasg. Tests.] 

ALEXANDER LAING [or LANG], a 
le native of Buchan ; M.A. (King's 
College, Aberdeen, 23rd July 1674) ; 
adm. to Dalmellington about 1680; trans, 
here in 1685 ; having been very serviceable 
to Lieut. Dundas at Dalmellington in 
pointing out persecuted people Dec. 1684, 
he was outed in 1689. — [Wodrow's Hist., 
iv., 171 ; Rule's Sec Vindication.] 

ALEXANDER FORBES, ord. 9th May 
1690 1690 ; trans, to Dyke 4th Feb. 1692. 



126 



STEWARTON 



[PRESB. OF 



1699 



JAMES ARBUCKLE, was a student at 
the fourth class in the Univ. of 
Glasgow in 1684 ; adm. about 1699 ; 
dem. before 1704. He marr. Margaret 
Hamilton. — [Beg. Old Dec, ii. ; Lanark 
Sas., xi., 135.] 

ROBERT PAISLEY, studied theology 
1704 at ^ e Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Paisley 27th May 1702; 
ord. in 1704 ; died 7th Nov. 1711. He 
marr. Agnes, daugh. of William Wallace, 
maltman in Paisley, who survived him. — 
[Wodrow's Anal. ; Glasg. Com. Deeds, 15th 
July 1712.] 

JOHN MONTGOMERIE, licen. by 
17 Presb. of Edinburgh 1st Oct. 1712 ; 
pres. by the Commissioners for Sir 
James Cunningham of Milncraig 8th Dec. 
1712; ord. 9th Sept. 1713; died 27th Sept. 
1757. He marr. (1) Jean Cran, and had 
issue— Jean, born 1714 : (2) 29th Aug. 1726, 
Christian (died Nov. 1730), daugh. of James 
Marshall, writer, Edinburgh, and widow of 
Samuel Brown, min. of Makerstoun, and 
had issue — James, died 19th Nov. 1754 ; 
Margaret, died 26th April 1748 ; Elizabeth, 
born 9th Nov. 1730 (marr. Colin Campbell, 
min. of Eaglesham). — [Glasg. Tests. ; Reg. 
Old Dec, ii. ; Wodrow's Anal. ; Caldwell 
Papers, i.] 

THOMAS MAXWELL, second son of 
175 Patrick M., min. of Inchinnan ; 
educated at Univ . of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dunbarton ; pres. by 
James Montgomerie of Lainshaw in March, 
and ord. 28th Sept. 1758 ; died 13th March 
1796. He marr. 10th Sept. 1770, Elizabeth 
(died 3rd May 1794), daugh. of Robert 
Brown, shipmaster, Saltcoats, and had 
issue — Patrick, writer, Irvine, born 8th 
Sept. 1771 ; Robert, born 23rd April 1773, 
died 1st Oct. 1774 ; John, surgeon, West 
Indies, born 1st July 1774, died 13th July 
1805 ; Thomas, born 19th Dec. 1775, died 
at Tobago, 26th Nov. 1802; Robert, born 
9th Feb. 1777, died at Tobago, 21st Jan. 
1804 ; Jean Montgomerie Maxwell, born 
16th Oct. 1778, died 5th March 1782; 
Janet, born 15th Dec. 1779, died 14th 
March 1780 ; George, born 8th Aug. 1781, 



died 25th Sept. 1826. Publication — 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, ix.). — [Hamilton's Descrij). ; Tombst. ; 
Pollok Papers.'] 

JAMES DOUGLAS, born Cambus- 
7 „ nethan, son of James D. ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow 1st Aug. 1792 ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 30th May 1793 ; 
pres. by William Cuninghame of Lainshaw 
24th June 1796 ; died 11th April 1825. He 
marr. (1) a lady, whose name is unknown : 
(2) 12th Jan. 1795, Annabella (died 18th 
July 1847), daugh. of William Tod, mer- 
chant, Glasgow, and had issue — James, 
writer, Glasgow, born 10th Jan. 1796 ; 
William, merchant, Jamaica, born 17th 
March 1798 ; Robert, surgeon, Tobago, born 
20th Jan. 1800 ; Janet, born 16th Feb. 1802 
(marr. (1) 4th Oct. 1819, John Torrance, 
surgeon, Kilmarnock : (2) John Duncan, 
LL.D., min. of Milton Parish, Glasgow) ; 
Lilias, born 1st March 1804 (marr. James 
Monteith, Glasgow) ; Henry, born 27th 
Jan. 1806, died young ; Annabella, born 
16th Dec. 1807 ; Mary Wallace, born 18th 
Jan. 1810 (marr. 2nd April 1838, Adam 
Monteith, writer, Glasgow), died 22nd 
Dec. 1839 ; Henry, min. of Kilsyth, born 
31st Aug. 1811 ; John, merchant, London, 
born 7th April 1814 ; Alexander, born 25th 
Feb. 1816. 

CHARLES BANNATYNE STEVEN, 
born 14th Oct. 1798, son of James 
S., D.D., min. of Kilwinning ; licen. 
by Presb. of Irvine 6th May 1823; pres. 
by William Cuninghame of Lainshaw, and 
ord. 22nd Sept. 1825, died suddenly at 
Glasgow, 14th May 1865. He marr. (1) 
24th Dec. 1827, Marianne (born 28th April 
1804, died 23rd Dec. 1856), daugh. of 
Colonel Stewart Murray Fullarton of that 
Ilk, and had issue— James, in Smyrna, born 
27th Sept. 1828; Rozetta Fullarton, born 
11th Feb. 1830 (marr. David Marshall 
Lang); Stewart Murray, born 4th Sept. 
1831 ; Charles Bannatyne, writer, Edin- 
burgh, born 17th March 1833, died 30th 
June 1894; John, born 17th Sept. 1834, 
died 8th April 1840 ; William Cuninghame, 
born 4th Aug. 1836, died 27th Jan. 1837 ; 



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Alexander, born 15th Sept. 1838, died 13th 
Jan. 1840 ; William John, min. of Melville, 
Montrose, born 19th July 1841 : (2) 1st Feb. 
1859, Mary Hamilton, widow of Henry 
Lepper, who died 1st Nov. 1905. 

NEIL MAXWELL MACNAUGHTON, 
trans, from Kelvinhaugh, Glasgow ; 
adm. (assistant and successor) 15th 

March 1860 ; trans, to Kinclaven 20th Aug. 

1863. 

ALEXANDER KENNEDY, MA. ; pres. 
by John Cuninghame of Lainshaw 
and Duchrae 3rd Nov. 1863 ; ord. 

(assistant and successor) 14th Jan. 1864 ; 

trans, to Trinity Parish, Edinburgh, 13th 

May 1879. 

JAMES CORNWALL BROWN, born 
187g 13th Jan. 1855, son of Benjamin B., 
min. of Airdrie ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Hamilton ; 
ord. 18th Dec. 1879; died at Kilmacolm, 
27th Jan. 1909. He marr. 5th Aug. 
1880, Elizabeth Christian Stirling Napier, 
second daugh. of John Glegg, Milliken, 
Renfrewshire. 

WILLIAM FALCONER OGILVIE, 

1908 b0rn Pertn 20tn May 1881 > son of 

William Falconer O. and Eliza 
Stirton Tilley ; educated at Balhousie 
Public School, Perth Academy, and Univ. 
of St Andrews ; MA. (1902), B.D. (1907) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Perth 15th May 1906 ; 
assistant at Dunblane, 1906-8 ; ord. (assist- 
ant and successor) 2nd July 1908 ; enlisted 
in Black Watch in 1914, 2nd lieut. 1916. 
Marr. 3rd July 1912, Catherine Margaret, 
daugh. of William Grant Methven Brown, 
St Andrews, and has issue — Lorna Falconer, 
born 22nd Oct. 1913; Katharine Falconer, 
born 1st April 1915 ; Sheila Falconer, born 
4th Jan. 1917. 



NEW CHAPEL, STEWARTON. 

[The church belonged to the Original 
Secession. In 1839 the congregation 
united with the Church of Scotland and 
a district was assigned by the General 
Assembly. Objection was taken to this 
procedure by John Cuninghame of Lain- 



shaw, one of the heritors, who appealed to 
the Court of Session. This controversy, 
subsequently well known as the Stewarton 
Case, and which involved the question 
whether or not the Church of Scotland 
had freedom in regulating its ecclesiastical 
affairs, became one of the grounds which 
led to the Secession of 1843. The building 
was retained by the Free Church.] 

JAMES CLELAND, born Carluke 1804, 
1839 son °^ Thomas C, farmer ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow and Associate 
Theological Hall ; ord. to Stewarton 
Original Secession Church 26th Oct. 1830. 
Joined the Church of Scotland in 1839 ; 
afterwards min. at Bolton, in Isle of Man, 
and Risley, Warrington ; died at The 
Folly, Warrington, 29th Jan. 1888.— 
[Scott's Annals of the Original Secession 
Church, 507.] 

DAVID ARTHUR, born 1812, third 
1842 son °^ J ames A., farmer, New 
Cumnock; ord. 14th July 1842 by 
Commission of Assembly in face of an 
interdict by Court of Session. Joined the 
Free Church and was min. of Free Church, 
Stewarton, 1843-51, and of Belize, British 
Honduras, 1851-76 ; died in London, 18th 
March 1888. He marr. 7th Jan. 1845, 
Agnes Morris. 



WEST KILBRIDE. 

[St Bride's Parish Church here belonged 
to the Abbey of Kilwinning. A yearly 
tryst called Bridesday Fair was held at 
Kilbride on St Bride's Day, 1st Feb. 
Within the parish there were several 
chapels, St Inan's at Southannan, St Bey's 
on the island of Little Cumbrae, and 
another at Chapelton. The church of 
West Kilbride was rebuilt in 1873.] 

Sir JOHN MAXWELL, exhorter and 
1567 min. in 1567.— [Reg. of Deeds, ix. 97.] 

JOHN MAXWELL, probably the same, 
1574 reader 1574 to 1580. 

GABRIEL CUNNINGHAME, min. in 
1585 1585. 



128 



WEST KILBRIDE 



[PRESB. OF 



HEW BOYD, min. from 1588 to 
1588 1591. 

JOHN HARPER, M.A. (Glasgow 1594) ; 
. adm. that year ; pres. to the vicarage 
by James VI. 30th June 1601 ; 
called before the Privy Council 15th Feb. 
1610, with others, for harbouring papists ; 
died 28th or 29th Aug. 1630. He marr. (1) 
Barbara, daugh. of Archibald Boyd of 
Portincross : (2) cont. dated 13th July 
1621, Mary, daugh. of John Hamilton of 
Stonehouse, and had issue — Hugh ; John : 
(3) cont. 4th Aug. 1624, Elizabeth, daugh. 
of John Lindsay, min. of Carstairs, and 
widow of James Harper, surgeon, and of 
William Birnie, min. of Ayr. — [Reg. Assig. ; 
Memoir of James Mitchell ; Ayr Sas., ii. 
205, iii. 596 ; Reg. of Deeds, dxx., 102.] 

GEORGE CRAUFURD, eldest son of 
Andrew C. of Drings, and Marion 
Cathcart; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh; M.A. (25th July 1618); min. in 1632; 
dep. 14th March 1648, for general conduct 
unbefitting his profession ; died before 23rd 
Dec. 1663. He marr. Margaret, daugh. of 
John Montgomerie of Bngend, and had 
issue — Robert of Balsarroch, ancestor of 
the Craufurds of Kilbirnie, Baronets, died 
Feb. 1682 ; William ; John in Maybole ; 
Robert ; Jean (marr. Simon Fergusson, 
brother to Kilkerran) ; Mary (marr. Duncan 
Craufurd in Knockshinnoch) ; another 
(marr. Dr Robert Craufurd, Nethermains). 
— [Glasg. Tests. ; Baillie's Lett. ; Burke's 
Peerage ; Ayr Sas., 3rd ser., i., 431 ; G. R. 
Sas., xlix., 453 ; Reg. of Deeds, 3rd March 
1663.] 

WILLIAM RODGER, M.A. (Glasgow 
1643) ; called in Jan., and adm. 18th 
Oct. 1649 ; still min. 2nd July 1650. 

WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM, son of 
Alexander C. of Collellan ; min. in 
1658 ; deprived by Act of Parliament 
11th June, and Decreet of Privy Council 1st 
Oct. 1662; died Jan. 1669, aged 40. He 
marr. Eupham, daugh. of John Cunning- 
ham of Baidland, who survived him, and 
marr. (2) Hugh Craufurd of Garrive, min. 
of New Cumnock. His nephew, Alexander 
C. of Cherrielands, was served heir to him 



1665 



22nd June 1686.— [Fountainhall's Dec, ii. ; 
Wodrow's Hist., i., 32 ; Glasg. Tests. ; Ayr 
Mornings, 9th April 1662; Inq. Ret. Gen. 
6743.] 

ANDREW LOUTHIAN [LOTHIAN], 
adm. about Oct. 1665 ; still min. in 
1670. — [Bailiary of Cunningham 
Deeds, 19th June 1671.] 

v ROBERT BOYD, M.A., of Cranberrie- 
1672 moss > formerly of Linton in Teviot- 
dale ; granted an indulgence by the 
Privy Council 3rd Sept. 1672 ; he was 
called before the Justiciary Court 2nd 
Aug. 1683, but the diet was deserted, 
the Court finding that he was "known 
to have been notoriously loyal and had 
refused to read the rebel's declaration." 
He returned to Linton in 1690. 

GILBERT HAMILTON, M.A. (Glasgow 
1R| _ 2 1643); adm. to Crawford 15th Jan. 
1651 ; deprived by Act of Parliament 
11th June, and Decreet of Privy Council 
1st Oct. 1662; granted an indulgence here 
with the preceding by the Privy Council 
3rd Sept. 1672 ; he was cited before the 
Privy Council for not obeying its orders 
11th Aug. 1677.— [Wodrow's Hist., i. 327 ; 
Family of Birnie of Broomhill, 55.] 

ALEXANDER IRVINE of Lenturk, 
son of Alexander I., min. of Long- 
side ; adm. to Old Greyfriars, Edin- 
burgh, 12th Dec. 1672; dem. Whitsunday 
1674 ; probably became min. at Logie 
Buchan before 11th July 1681 ; adm. here 
about 1688 (not in 1669 as stated in Vol. I., 
p. 45, and in Hew Scott) ; outed in 1689 ; 
died after 23rd Dec. 1697 and before 8th 
April 1705. He marr. 20th Dec. 1672, 
Grisell (died 1735), daugh. of Captain 
Thomas Ramsay of the Abbotshall family, 
and had issue — Andrew, bapt. 8th Jan. 
1674; Alexander; John, bapt. 14th Dec. 
1684 ; Jean (marr. 8th April 1705, James 
Millar, servitor to Sir Hew Dalrymple 
of North Berwick) ; probably also Anne, 
died 1729 ; Mary (marr. Aitchison, 
glover, Edinburgh). — [Reg. of Deeds, 
Mack., 30th Aug. 1687; Edin. Bapt. 
and Marr. ; Aberdeen Sas., 8th Aug. 
1682 ; Gen. Reg. Sas., 7th Jan. 1685 ; 



IRVINE] 



WEST KILBRIDE 



129 



Edin. Tests.; Aberdeen Tests.; Ex inform 
D. A. Boyd.] 
ROBERT HUNTER of Kirkland, born 
1621, son of Robert H. of Hunterston, 
and Elizabeth Craufurd of Auchen- 
ames family; M.A. (Glasgow 1643); adm. 
under the Toleration 28th April 1688 ; dem. 
3rd May 1698 ; died about 1710. He marr. 
(cont. 29th July 1675) Margaret, daugh. of 
John Hamilton of Grange, and had issue — 
Robert of Kirkland ; Margaret (marr. 1713, 
William Castlelaw); Rebecca (marr. Robert 
Cameron, min. of Beith) ; Elizabeth (marr. 
1720, John Montgomerie of Barradger).— 
[Robertson's Cunninghame.'] 

GEORGE RENNIE, M.A. ; teacher in 
Borrowstounness ; master of the 
Scottish School, Rotterdam, March 
1692 to Aug. 1697; studied divinity at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
15th Nov. 1698 ; ord. 12th May 1699 ; died 
Jan. 1713. He marr. Agnes Williamson, 
widow of David Dick, skipper in Bo'ness, 
who survived him, and had issue — Robert. 
— [Steven's Scottish Church, Rotterdam, 
349; Edin. Sas., 22nd May 1705.] 

JOHN ADAM, probably a native of 



1699 



1716 



Kilmarnock ; schoolmaster at Dun- 
donald ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Irvine 10th 
Aug. 1714; called 24th Aug. 1715; ord. 
15th Feb. 1716; died 29th Sept. 1763. 
He marr. 8th Nov. 1716, Janet (died 21st 
Sept. 1755), daugh. of John Campbell, 
min. of Craigie, and had issue— Elizabeth ; 
Matthew ; Mary ; John, min. of this 
parish ; Andrew ; Jean, died 8th Sept. 
1745; Robert, born 4th May 1731 ; Janet, 
born 27th Dec. 1737. 

JOHN ADAM, son of preceding ; called 
29th Nov. 1750 ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 28th March 1751 ; trans. 

to Middle or New Parish, Greenock, 12th 

July 1769. 

ARTHUR OUGHTERSON, born Ayr, 
August 1736, son of John O., min. 
of Cumbernauld ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 7th 
May 1766 ; pres. by Archibald, Earl of 
Eglinton, 25th May 1770; ord. 28th Feb. 

VOL. III. 



1751 



1771 



1771 ; died 14th Sept. 1822. He marr. 
1st Sept. 1760, Ann Fergusson, who died 
29th Nov. 1809, and had issue — Clementina, 
born 14th June 1761, died 6th Aug. 1809 ; 
Arthur, merchant, Greenock, born 5th 
June 1762, died 26th Sept. 1816 ; Eglinton, 
born 19th April 1769 (marr. (1) Nov. 1795, 
George Muir : (2) Dr Hendrie : (3) 14th 
Dec. 1812, John Newbigging, Kilmarnock) ; 
John Steel, min. of Monkton, born 3rd 
Dec. 1770 ; James, merchant, Greenock, 
born 21st Jan. 1773 ; Ann, born 31st Jan. 
1776 (marr. 27th Oct. 1795, James Francis 
Grant, of the Monymusk family, rector of 
Wrabness, Essex, and Mersten, Sussex).— 
[Kay's Portraits, ii.] 

JOHN STEEL OUGHTERSON, M.A., 
son of preceding; nominated by 
Hugh, Earl of Eglinton in Jan., and, 

ord. (assistant and successor) 3rd July 1805 ; 

trans, to Monkton 24th Sept. 1812. 

WILLIAM VASSIE, M.A., of the 
Mansionhouse Academy, Camber- 
well, London ; ord. by Presb. of 
North Northumberland 16th April 1813, 
as min. of a Presbyterian congregation 
at Thropton ; pres. by the trustees of 
Archibald William, Earl of Eglinton, in 
Jan., and adm. 20th March 1823 ; died 
28th April 1834, aged 67. He marr. Anna 
(died s.p. 20th March 1858), daugh. of 
Adam Fife, Woolwich Arsenal. Publica- 
tion — The Necessity of Religion and Virtue 
to National Happiness and Prosperity, a 
sermon (London, 1809). 

THOMAS FINDLAY, born Westlin- 
1832 bank, Strathaven, Nov. 1801, fourth 
son of Francis F., farmer, Avendale ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by 
Presb. of Hamilton 26th Nov. 1826; pres. 
by trustees of Archibald William, Earl of 
Eglinton, in July, and ord. (assistant and 
successor) 11th Oct. 1832. Joined the 
Free Church in 1843 ; min. of the Free 
Church, West Kilbride, 1843-75 ; died 13th 
June 1875. He marr. 21st Nov. 1832, 
Isabella Smith, who died 3rd July 1880, 
and had issue — Francis Muirhead, born 
28th April 1834, died 19th March 1865; 
John Smith, born 14th April 1836, died 



130 



WEST KILBRIDE 



[PRESB. OF IRVINE 



June 1893; Isabella Donaldson, born 10th 
May 1838 (marr. Robert Brown, merchant, 
Glasgow); Thomas William, in Natal, born 
12th July 1839, died 6th May 1869; Eleanor, 
born May 1843 ; Robert Daniel, born 1846, 
died at Malacca, Sept. 1880 ; David Lands- 
borough, born 1848, died at Pietermaritz- 
burg, March 1892. 

ALEXANDER KING, born 1818, 
1843 y° un & est son °f Alexander K., 
Stewarton ; educated at Glasgow 
Univ. ; licen. by Presb. of Irvine 29th 
March 1842 ; pres. by Archibald William, 
Earl of Eglinton, 17th Oct., and ord. 10th 
Nov. 1843 ; died 25th Feb. 1882. He marr. 
11th March 1845, Helen Dow, who died 
9th Feb. 1881, and had issue — Alexander, 
merchant, Manchester, born 22nd Jan. 
1846, died 24th Feb. 1903 ; Andrew Dow, 
in Griqualand East, born 8th May 1847 ; 
Mary Craig, born 19th March 1849 ; John 
Gavin, in Griqualand East, born 7th May 
1851; Anne Blair, born 6th March 1854 
(marr. Anderson) ; Helen Jane, born 
20th April 1856 (marr. Theophilus Paton 
of Swinlees), died 16th Sept. 1915 ; Agnes 
Josephine, born 7th Nov. 1858 (marr. 
William Brown), died 1916 ; Georgina 
Sarah, born 26th March 1862, died 4th 
Jan. 1872 ; and Christian Hunter (twin), 
born 26th March 1862 (marr. Matthew 
Brown). 

JOHN LAMB, born North Berwick, 4th 
1881 "^ e ^ - 184 ^> son of John L. and Agnes 
Currie ; educated at Cauvin's In- 
stitution, Duddingston, and Edinburgh 



Univ. ; M.A. (1872), B.D. (1879) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh 16th May 1879; 
assistant at Greenside and St George's, 
Edinburgh, 1879-81 ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 28th April 1881 ; died 28th Oct. 
1913. He marr. 1st June 1882, Jessie (died 
23rd Dec. 1919), daugh. of James Taylor, 
Inverleith Gardens, Edinburgh, and had 
issue— Jessie Fletcher, born 27th Oct. 1883 
(marr. Arthur Henry Dunnett, min. of 
Teviothead) ; John, min. of Fyvie, born 
31st Jan. 1886 ; Agnes Currie, born 7th 
Sept. 1890. Publications — Annals of an 
Ayrshire Parish [West Kilbride] (Glasgow, 
1896) ; West Kilbride and Neighbourhood 
(Ardrossan, 1899). 



1914 



ANDREW FORRET SCOTT 
PEARSON, born Tayport, 25th 
Dec. 1886, son of John P. and Agnes 
Forret ; educated at Tayport Higher Grade 
School and Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1906), B.D. (1910), D.Th. (Heidelberg 
1911); licen. by Presb. of Dundee 4th May 
1910 ; assistant at St Mary's College 
1910-12 ; at First Charge, Cupar-Fife, 
1912 ; at First Charge, Hamilton, 1912-14 ; 
ord. 19th March 1914 ; Chaplain to Forces, 
1918-20. Marr. 28th Nov. 1916, Jean, daugh. 
of James Kerr Love, M.D., Glasgow, and 
granddaughter of Joseph Corbett, D.D.,, 
min. of Camphill U.F. Church, Glasgow, 
and has issue — Ian Forret Scott, born 20th 
Oct. 1917 ; James Kerr Love, born 11th 
March 1919. Publications — Prayer (Dundee 
1912) ; Der Aelteste Englische Presbyterian- 
ismus (Edinburgh 1912). 



PRESBYTERY OF PAISLEY. 

[This court was severed from the Presbytery of Dunbarton in 1590. It appears on 
record as in operation at 8th April 1593. The existing Presbytery Register, however, 
does not begin till 16th Sept. 1602. There are blanks in the records from Dec. 1607 to 
20th April 1626, and 20th June 1660 to 29th Oct. 1663.] 



BARRHEAD (Q.S.). 

[On 28th May 1838 a constitution was 
granted to a chapel here. The parish was 
disjoined from Neilston by the Court of 
Teinds, 15th July 1868.] 

ALEXANDER SALMON, born 1802, 
1841 y oun S est; son of John S., artificer, 
Cambuslang ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; schoolmaster of Kilsyth in 1823 ; 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 30th March 
1836 ; ord. to South Parish, Paisley, 19th 
Aug. 1836 ; trans, and adm. 13th May 1841. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of 
Barrhead Free Church 1843-9 ; adm. min. 
of St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, 
Sydney, New South Wales, 10th Oct. 1849 ; 
returned in bad health in 1860 ; died un- 
marr. at Alderney, Channel Islands, 6th 
Aug. 1864. — [Centenary History of the 
Presbyterian Church in New South Wales 
(Sydney, 1905).] 

[Vacant 1843-50.] 

JAMES IRELAND, ord. 26th Feb. 
1R50 1850 ; trans, to St James's Chapel, 
Forfar, 1852. 

ALEXANDER WATSON, ord. 25th 
1853 Aug. 1853 ; died 21st Feb. 1854. 



1854 



WILLIAM MUNGALL, ord. 19th Oct. 
1854 ; trans, to Barr, Ayrshire, 13th 
Jan. 1859. 



THOMAS BUCHANAN, born Glasgow, 
1859 1830, third son of Alexander B. ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 
12th May 1859; adm. first min. of the 
parish 17th July 1868 ; died unmarr. 19th 
March 1906. 

DUNCAN CAMERON, M.A., B.D. ; 
1 trans, from Logie, Fife ; adm. 3rd 

Oct. 1906 ; trans, to St Paul's, Leith, 
19th March 1914. 

JAMES CHARLES CONN, born 
Hamilton, 10th March 1887, son of 
Thomas C. and Agnes Kirkland ; 

educated at Hamilton Academy and Univ. 

of Glasgow; M.A. (1909), B.D. (1912); 

licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 1912 ; 

assistant at Partick ; ord. 18th Sept. 1914. 

Marr. 18th April 1916, Margaret Lilias, 

daugh. of John Aitken. 



BRIDGE OF WEIR (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Bridge of Weir was dis- 
joined from Kilbarchan and Houston by 
the Court of Teinds, 14th March 1887.] 

WILLIAM SCOTT HAY, born Paisley, 
1839 !7!)<), eldest son of James H., mer- 
chant ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow 
and Divinity Hall of Associate Synod ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 9th Dec. 
1818 ; ord. min. of the Original Secession 
congregation at Burntshields, Kilbarchan, 



132 



BRIDGE OF WEIR— CALDWELL— CARDONALD [presb. of 



20th March 1821. Joined the Church of 
Scotland, and adm. here 4th Sept. 1839. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843; min. of 
the Free Church, Bankhead (Midmar), 
Aberdeenshire, 1845-51 ; died unmarr. 15th 
Dec. 1851. — [Scott ; s Annals of the Original 
Secession Church, 492.] 



1884 



ROBERT TURNBULL, ord. 31st July 
18 ,_ g 1879; trans, to Barrowfield, Glas- 
gow, 17 th Sept. 1883. 

THOMAS DUNCAN, born Perth, 14th 
April 1832, son of Thomas D. and 
Marjorie Thomson ; educated at 
Perth Grammar School and Univ. of St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Perth in 
1855 ; assistant at St John's (East Parish), 
Perth ; ord. to St James's (Church of 
Scotland), Charlottetown, Prince Edward 
Island, 23rd Oct. 1856; min. of St 
Andrew's, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1876 ; 
min. of North Merchiston Chapel [now 
St Michael's Parish] Edinburgh, 1882-84; 
adm. to this charge 16th July 1884 ; 
first min. of the parish in 1887 ; D.D. 
(Glasgow 1896); died 4th May 1899. He 
marr. 3rd Sept. 1857, Mary Ann (died at 
Ottawa, 3rd Oct. 1916, aged 82), daugh. of 
Robert Hyndman, and had issue — Marjorie, 
born 31st July 1858 (marr. William Thomas 
Herridge, D.D., min. of St Andrew's Pres- 
byterian Church, Ottawa) ; Eliza, born 
28th July 1859, died 6th Oct. 1860; 
Margaret Edith, born 16th Dec. 1860 
(marr. Henry Gibson Bauld, M.P.P., Hali- 
fax, N.S.); William Frederick, born 19th 
Oct. 1862, died 6th June 1869; Emilie 
Elizabeth, born 23rd Aug. 1864; George 
Gordon Dundas Stewart, D.D. (Queen's 
Univ.. Canada, 1919), min. of St Andrew's 
and St Paul's Presbyterian Church, Mon- 
treal, Canada, formerly min. of St Cuth- 
bert's, Edinburgh ; Charles Gordon, Vic- 
toria, B.C., staff-captain, C.E.F., born 6th 
May 1873. 

ALEXANDER MASON SHAND, born 

1899 Woodside, Aberdeen, 9th April 1864, 

son of John S. and Margaret Robb ; 

educated at Woodside School and Univs. of 



Aberdeen and Glasgow ; M.A. (Aberdeen 
1891) ; licen. by Presb. of Paisley 4th May 
1898 ; assistant to preceding min. 1898-9 ; 
ord. 8th Sept. 1899. 



CALDWELL (Q.S.). 

[A church was built in 1888. The parish 
was disjoined from Neilston and Beith by 
the Court of Teinds, 10th March 1891.] 



1891 



DAVID STEWART, born 9th June 
1852, son of Robert S. and Rebecca 
M'Lure ; educated at Thornliebank 
School and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Paisley 4th July 1888 ; assistant 
at Neilston ; ord. 25th June 1889 ; adm. 
first min. of the parish 10th March 1891. 
Marr. 12th July 1875, Jane, daugh. of 
Robert Kidney, and has issue — Elizabeth, 
born 30th May 1877. 



CARDONALD (Q.S.). 

[The parish was disjoined from the 
Abbey parish of Paisley and Govan by the 
Court of Teinds, 14th July 1890.] 

WILLIAM ALEXANDER LISTON, 

born 25th Aug. 1840, son of 
William L., min. of Redgorton ; 
educated at Redgorton and Perth Schools, 
and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. 
of Perth ; assistant at St Paul's, Perth, 
and St John's, Glasgow ; ord. assistant 
chaplain, St Andrew's Church, Madras, 
1866 ; retired as senior chaplain in the 
Madras Presidency, 1886; app. to this 
charge 17th Feb. 1889 ; adm. first min. of 
the parish 1st Aug. 1890; died 12th April 
1915. He marr. 30th Nov. 1871, Patricia, 
daugh. of Peter Napier, D.D., min. of Black- 
friars Parish, Glasgow, and had issue — 
Major William Glen, M.D., CLE., born 30th 
July 1873 ; Margaret Constance Isabella, 
born 5th Nov. 1874, died 23rd Dec. 1890 ; 
Mary Forbes, M.B., Ch.B., Merryflats, 
Govan, born 1st Nov. 1876; Patricia 
Napier, born 10th Aug. 1879 (marr. 16th 
Oct. 1902, Major George Lamb, I.M.S.).— 
[In Memoriam, by A. L., 1915.] 



paisley] 



CARDONALD— EASTWOOD 



133 



DUNCAN FINDLAY M'LEAN, born 
lgl5 Tarrymill, St Vigean's, 28th Sept. 
1882, son of Duncan M. and Mary 
Ann Findlay ; educated at Arbroath Schools 
and Univ. of St Andrews; MA. (1905), 
B.D. (1909) ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 
17th May 1909 ; assistant at Northesk ; 
ord. to West Parish, May bole, 16th March 
1912 ; trans, and adm. 16th Sept. 1915. 
Marr. 4th Sept. 1912, May Isobel, daugh. 
of John Cooper, London. 



EASTWOOD or POLLOK. 

[The vicarage of Pollok belonged to the 
Abbey of Paisley. Its church was dedicated 
to St Conal, and in the Old Glebe at Pollok 
is St Conal's Well. Near the site of the 
ancient church stands also St Conal's 
Dowry, a walled enclosure having a ruined 
building within it. In the old church at 
Pollok there was an altar of St Ninian. 
The parish church was removed from 
Pollok to Eastwood in the seventeenth 
century. In 1781 Eastwood Church was 
rebuilt on a new site. A new church, the 
gift of Sir John Maxwell of Pollok, Bart., 
was built in 1863.] 

JAMES CARRUTHERS, exhorter in 
1567 1567 ; dep. Nov. 1569. 

THOMAS KNOX, reader and exhorter 

1569 in 1569. 

THOMAS JACK, sometime preceptor 

1570 ^° R°b er t Rollock, Principal of the 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; Master of the 

Grammar School of Glasgow ; pres. by 
James VI. 1st Sept. 1570, Rutherglen and 
Cathcart being also in the charge. In 
1573 Robert, Lord Semple, made an in- 
effectual attempt to deprive him of his 
benefice in favour of John Hamilton "a 
papist priest." He was Quaestor [collector 
of revenues] of the Univ. of Glasgow in 
1577, in which year he presented to its 
Library the works of St Ambrose and St 
Gregory. He was a member of Assembly, 
1581, 1582, 1590, and a commissioner 
appointed by the Privy Council, 6th March 
1589, for the preservation of true religion 
within the bounds of Lennox and Glasgow. 
He died in 1598, bequeathing some of 



his books to the Presb. of Paisley. He 
marr. Eupham Wylie, who died in 1608, 
and had issue — Elizabeth (marr. (1) Walter 
Maxwell of Cowglen : (2) Patrick Sharp, 
Principal of the Univ. of Glasgow). [For 
a curious attempt to force Elizabeth Jack 
into a marriage with Ninian Stewart, kins- 
man of the laird of Minto, see the Pollok 
Papers, edited by Sir William Fraser.] 
Publication — Onomasticon Poeticum : sive 
Propriorum quibus in suis Monumentis 
usi sunt veteres Poetae, brevis descriptio 
poetica Thoma lacchaeo Caledonio Author e 
(Edinburgh, 1592) [150 pages quarto, printed 
by Robert Waldegrave]. — [Reg. Assig. ; 
Glasg. Tests. ; Wodrow's Collections, i., 
179, 529 ; M'Crie's Life of Melville, 1824, 
i. 444, ii. 365, 478 ; Reg. Sec. Sig., ii., pp. 
229-30 ; Arch, and Hist. Coll. relating to 
the County of Renfrew, ii., p. 110; Ecclesi- 
astical Antiquities of Eastwood, 39 ; 
Tanner's Bibliog. Brit. 426 ; Lownde's 
Bibliographer's Manual, 1175; Diet. Nat. 
Biog.] 

JOHN GIBSON, MA. ; Regent in the 
1599 Univ. of Glasgow ; adm. here after 
3rd May 1599 ; he was pres. to 
Eckford before 22nd Dec. that year, but 
the translation does not seem to have been 
proceeded with. He marr., and had issue 
— Henry. — [Reg. Assig.] 

WILLIAM WALLACE, born about 1577, 
son of William W. of Johnstone ; 
M.A. (Glasgow 1599); declined a 
call to Lenzie [Kirkintilloch] 8th Jan. 
1600 ; min. here in 1606 ; died Dec. 1617. 
He marr. (cont. 24th Jan. 1605), Isobel, 
daugh. of James Greig, min. of Colmonell. 
She survived him (and marr. (2) Andrew 
Hamilton, brother of Sir Robert H. of 
Silver tonhill), and had issue — Margaret, 
who, at the age of 85, and reduced to great 
helplessness, was strongly recommended 
for charity ; William ; Isobel ; Jean ; 
Agnes; Grizel. — [Glasg. Tests.; Reg. of 
Deeds, exxvi., 416, 8th Jan. 1607 ; Hamil- 
ton Com. Dec, 28th June 1625.] 

JOHN MAXWELL of Auldhouse; 

1620 ^■ ,A * » m " 1 ' * n 162 ° » trans - t0 $t 

Mungo's, Glasgow, 1629. He was 
again min. here in 1645. 



1606 



134 



EASTWOOD 



[PRESB. OF 



HEW BLAIR, M.A. ; pres. by James, 
1630 "^ ar ^ °^ Abercorn, aQ d ord. at Glas- 
gow 1st April 1630 ; trans, to Tron 
Parish, Glasgow, Jan. 1644. 

JOHN MAXWELL of Auldhouse, eldest 
1645 son °^ George M. of Auldhouse, min. 
of Mearns ; M.A. (Glasgow 1609) ; 
min. here in 1620 ; trans, to St Mungo's, 
Glasgow, 1629. He was a member of the 
Commission for the maintenance of Church 
Discipline in 1634 ; Dean of Faculty of 
the Univ., 1634-5, and Lord Rector in 
1636; dep. 1st May 1639 for declining 
jurisdiction of the Glasgow Assembly in 
1638. He officiated sometime at Killy- 
leagh in Ireland, but returned to Paisley, 
where he preached and dispensed the 
sacraments " in the absence of and without 
invitation from the minister." He was 
re-adm. here between 2nd Jan. and 20th 
Feb. 1645 ; dem. after 10th Jan. 1651 ; died 
after 9th Aug. 1666, aged about 77. He 
marr. (cont. 8th Jan. 1621), Elizabeth, 
(died June 1662), second daugh. of James 
Stewart, tutor of Blackhall, and had issue 
—Sir George, ancestor of the Maxwells of 
Pollok, took orders in the Episcopal Church 
of Ireland, died 1677; Zacharias of 
Blawarthill, died April 1698 ; John, M.D., 
Jamaica ; Walter ; Thomas, at Strabane ; 
William ; Jean (marr. cont. 27th Sept. 
1653, Thomas, son of Cornelius Crawfurd 
of Jordanhill); Grizel (marr. (1) cont. 5th 
Jan. 1643, Robert Hucheson, alias Pollok of 
Auchengray, (2), cont. 8th Feb. 1661, Alex- 
ander Jameson, min. of Govan) ; Elizabeth. 
— [LochwinnochPajiers, ii., 110 ; G. R. Sas., 
lii. 317 ; P, C. Reg., ii., 229 ; Campbell's 
Eastwood, 55 ; Maxwells of Pollock, i., 58 
435.] 

HUGH SMITH, probably a native of 
1652 the count y> younger brother of 
William S., min. of Largs; M.A. 
(Glasgow 1647); licen. by Presb. of Paisley 
19th Feb., and ord. 27th May 1652 ; 
deprived by Act of Parliament 11th June, 
and Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 
1662. On 18th Aug. 1663, he was ordered 
to obey the Act of the Privy Council 
against taking part in conventicles. He 
opposed the granting of Indulgences to 



1679 



1681 



1679 



mins. who had been deprived, continued 
to carry on his ministerial and pastoral 
work in the immediate neighbourhood, and 
was denounced rebel for not compearing 
before the Committee of Privy Council, 6th 
April 1676. He died before January 1679. 
— [Wodrow's Hist., i., 327 ; Pollok Papers ; 
Crawfurd's Hist, of Renfrewshire.] 

ROBERT HUME, brother of James H., 
merchant, Edinburgh; passed trials 
before the Presb. and was recom- 
mended for ordination 8th Dec. 1664 ; died 
March 1679.— [Glasg. Tests.; Reg. Old 
Dec, i.] 

HECTOR M'LAINE, M.A. ; trans, from 
Morven, and inst. in 1679. He 
became Bishop of Argyll next 
year (q.v.). 

WILLIAM FISHER, M.A. ; trans, from 
Dunoon, and inst. before 6th April 
1681; probably outed in 1689; 
intruded at Aberfoyle in 1696. 

MATTHEW CRAUFURD, born in 
Greenock about 1640, of the family 
of Craufurd, or Crawford, of Kerse ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh, 31st July 1662) ; studied 
also at Utrecht, where he was a friend of 
William (afterwards Principal) Carstares ; 
licen. at Glasgow at a meeting (held, for 
fear of penalties, in private) in 1671. In 
Oct. 1674 he was complained against to 
the Diocesan Synod for attending conven- 
ticles, and on 6th April 1676 he was de- 
nounced rebel by the Glasgow Committee 
of the Privy Council, but though eagerly 
sought for, was not apprehended. Being 
called by the parishioners of Eastwood, 
with the consent of Sir John Maxwell, he 
was privately ord. at Paisley in 1679. He 
attended the first meeting of Synod after 
the Toleration 30th Aug. 1687 ; was a 
member of Assembly in 1690, and took a 
somewhat prominent part in arranging and 
settling the affairs of the Church at the 
critical period when Presbyterianism was 
re-established. He died Dec. 1700. He 
marr. (1) a lady whose name has not been 
ascertained : (2) Margaret (died Feb 1727), 
daugh. of John Houston of that ilk, and 
had issue — Matthew, Professor of Ecclesi- 
astical History in the Univ. of Edinburgh 



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135 



(q.v.) ; Margaret, born 1683, died 26th Feb. 
1773; Bethia, buried 24th Aug. 1722. 
Publications — Exercitatio Apolegetica pro 
Doctrina ab Ecclesiis Reformatio com- 
muniter recepta de perpetua obligatione 
quarti Prcece]iti de Sabbato (Utrecht, 
1669); Disputatio theologica, de origine, 
et primceva obligatione Sabbathi (Utrecht, 
1669) ; Disputatio theologia de prin- 
cipiis fidei objectivo et effectivo (Utrecht, 
1669) ; A Brief Discourse of the Bloody 
and Treasonable Practices of the Papists, 
1672 [subjoined to Popery Anatomised], 
being Welsh's Reply to Brown (2nd ed., 
Glasgow 1672). He left in manuscript a 
History of the Church of Scotland from the 
Introduction of Christianity to the end of 
1680, 2 vols, folio (1400 pages) [this was 
lost for some time, but was discovered by- 
Principal John Lee, and is now in the 
Library of the Church of Scotland]. — 
[Wodrow's Corresp., i. 98-103, 112-13, ii. 
311 ; Pollok Papers, i. ; Glasg. 'Tests. ; 
Maitland MiscelL, iv. ; Crawfurd's Hist. ; 
Edinburgh Christian Instructor, xxv. ; 
Campbell's Eastwood, 95-105.] 

ROBERT WODROW, youngest son of 
.,_ os James W., Professor of Divinity, 
Univ. of Glasgow, was born in the 
Trongate there, April (or Sept.) 1679. At 
the very hour of his birth, soldiers under 
warrant of the Privy Council, were search- 
ing the house to seize his father, but the 
latter, having exchanged clothes with the 
physician's man - servant, succeeded in 
escaping. Wodrow entered the Univ. of 
Glasgow in 1691, and graduated M.A. 18th 
Jan. 1697. He served as chaplain in the 
house of his kinsman, Sir John Maxwell 
of Pollok, and for several years he was 
librarian to the Univ. of Glasgow. On 
6th Jan. 1703, he was licen.by the Presb. 
of Paisley, and ord. to this charge 28th 
Oct. of that year. In 1707 he was one of 
a Committee of Presb. appointed to consult 
and act with the Commission in Edinburgh 
as to the best means of averting the evils 
with which the Union of the Kingdoms 
seemed to threaten the church and people 
of Scotland. On the accession of George I. 
in 1714, he was principal correspondent 



and adviser of the five ministers sent by 
the Assembly to London to plead the 
rights of the Church, and particularly to 
petition for the abolition of patronage. 
He assisted Principal Hadow in drawing 
up the Act of Assembly (1731) for the 
filling up of vacant parishes, the passing of 
which in the following year gave rise to 
the Associate Presbytery. He declined 
calls to Glasgow in 1712, to Stirling in 
1717, and again in 1726. He died 21st 
March 1734. An enthusiastic collector 
of information on the history and personal 
ministry of the Church, he left behind him 
a vast accumulation of interesting and 
illuminative MSS. many of which were 
printed by the Wodrow Society (1841-50), 
the Maitland and other Clubs. The 
Wodrow MSS. are preserved in the Ad- 
vocates' Library, and the Library of the 
Univ. of Glasgow. He marr. Nov. 1708, 
Margaret (died 27th Jan. 1758), widow of 
Ebenezer Veitch, min. of Ayr, and daugh. 
of Patrick Warner of Ardeer, min. of 
Irvine, and had issue — Janet, born 1710, 
buried 5th April 1773 ["Her days and 
nights were devoted to the poor, to whom 
she gave her personal but unostentatious 
attendance " ] ; Robert, his successor in this 
parish ; Patrick, min. of Tarbolton ; James, 
min. of Stevenston ; Alexander, settled in 
America, had an estate there, and died 
about the end of the first American War ; 
Mary, died unmarr. ; Margaret (marr. 
Matthew Biggar, min. of Kirkoswald) ; 
Marion, died unmarr. ; Martha, and six 
others died early. Publications— The Oath 
of Abjuration considered in a Letter to a 
Friend (1712) ; The History of the Suffer- 
ings of the Church of Scotland from the 
Restoration to the Revolution, 2 vols. (Edin- 
burgh, 1721-2 ; 2nd ed. [edited by Robert 
Burns, D.D., min. of St George's, Paisley, 
with Memoir of the author], 4 vols., Glas- 
gow, 1828-31); Life of James Wodrow, 
A.M., Professor of Divinity (Edinburgh, 
1828); Collections upon the Lives of the 
Reformers and most Eminent Ministers of 
the Church of Scotland [Maitland Club], 
2 vols. (Glasgow, 1834-45); Analecta : or 
Materials for a History of Remarkable 
Providences, mostly relating to Scotch 



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[PRESB. OF 



Ministers and Christians, edited for the 
Maitland Club by Thomas Leishman, D.D., 
4 vols. (Edinburgh, 1842-3); The Corres- 
pondence of the Rev. Robert Wodrow, edited 
for the Wodrow Society by Thomas M'Crie, 
D.D., 3 vols. (Edinburgh, 1842-3) ; Proposals 
for printing by subscription the History 
of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland 
[n.p., n.d.]; Private Letters [to Robert 
Wodrow] now first printed from the 
Original Manuscripts, 1694-1732 (Edin- 
burgh, 1829). — [Memoir prefixed to History ; 
Anderson's Scottish Nation, iii., 667 ; Diet. 
Nat. Biog.} 

ROBERT WODROW, born 21st Dec. 
1?S5 1711, son of preceding; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Paisley 19th Dec. 1733 ; called 18th Nov. 
1734 ; ord. 20th Feb. 1735 ; dem. on ac- 
count of ill-health 26th Oct. 1757 ; died in 
Little Cumbrae, 13th May 1784. He marr. 
(1) 10th Oct. 1743, Mary Craig, who died 
2nd Aug. 1754, and had issue — Robert, born 
8th Nov. 1744, died 8th March 1758 ; Mary, 
born 26th July 1746; Margaret, bora 9th 
Nov. 1751 ; Andrew, born 14th Nov. 1752, 
went to U.S.A. : (2) 30th Dec. 1755, Anne 
(died at Glasgow, 1st April 1814, aged 95), 
daugh. of John Ruthven, music master and 
burgess of Glasgow, and had issue — Patrick, 
born 30th Dec. 1756 ; Marion and Anne 
(twins), born 6th July 1758, died 5th and 
6th Oct. 1760 ; John (daughter), born 12th 
Sept. 1760, died 17th April 1774; Ann, 
born 28th June 1762 (marr. Mr Archibald), 
died 4th July 1790. Publication — Account 
of the Life and Writings of Hugh Binning, 
prefixed to his Sermons (Glasgow, 1760). 
— [Burns's Memoir of Robert Wodrow ; 
Campbell's Eastivood, 193 ; Lamb's West 
Kilbride. 131.] 

JAMES SIMSON, licen. by Presb. of 
1?58 Paisley 28th Oct. 1736 ; in 1744 he 
was adm. to the eldership at East- 
wood and was then probably chaplain 
at Pollok ; pres. by Sir John Maxwell of 
Pollok, Bart., and ord. 28th Sept. 1758; 
died 28th Feb. 1790. He marr. 5th June 
1759, Mary Maclea, who died 16th May 
1797, and had issue — a daugh., bora and 
died 22nd May 1760 ; Mary, born 25th Aug. 



1761 ; Ann, born 28th July 1763 (marr. 
William Lyon, merchant, Halifax, Nova 
Scotia) ; Rebecca, born 13th May 1765 ; 
John, born 27th Feb. 1769. 

JOHN M'CAIG, born 1755, eldest son 
1786 °^ J ames M., weaver in Calton ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow; 
M.A. (1775); licen. by Presb. of Stirling 
14th June 1780 ; called 18th Aug., and ord. 
(assistant and successor) 26th Oct. 1786 ; 
died unmarr. at Pollokshaws, 25th Jan. 
1791— [Tombst.] 

STEVENSON MACGILL, pres. by Sir 
1*791 J° nn Maxwell of Pollok, Bart., and 
ord. 8th Sept. 1791 ; trans, to Tron 
Parish, Glasgow, 12th Oct. 1797. 

ROBERT ANDERSON, trans, from 

1798 Symington, Lanarkshire ; pres. by 

Sir John Maxwell of Pollok, Bart., 

and adm. 5th July 1798 ; trans, to Trinity 

Parish, Edinburgh, 16th July 1802. 

GEORGE LOGAN, born 1759, eldest 
1802 son °^ Thomas L., carpenter in 
Calton ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; licen. by Presb. of Paisley 6th Dec. 
1760; ord. (by Presb. of Perth) min. of 
High Bridge Presbyterian congregation, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne, 27th April 1785 ; adm. 
to Ardoch Chapel-of-Ease 18th July 1793 ; 
pres. by Sir John Maxwell of Pollok, Bart. ; 
trans, and adm. 23rd Sept. 1802 ; died 2nd 
July 1843. He was a distinguished classi- 
cal scholar and could repeat from memory 
much of the Greek New Testament. He 
desired to join the Free Church, but on the 
day of the meeting of Assembly he was 
confined to bed. He wrote a letter of 
adherence, and begged that a copy of the 
Deed of Demission should be sent for his 
signature. Before that could be done he 
had passed away. He marr. 31st Oct. 1785, 
Ann Scott, who died 25th March 1838, and 
had issue — Janet, bora 25th Aug. 1787 
(marr. Allan Foulds, merchant, Glasgow), 
died 2nd April 1821 ; Margaret, born 19th 
March 1789, died 8th July 1804; Thomas, 
merchant, Glasgow, born 14th June 1790 ; 
Ann, born 19th Sept. 1791, died 5th Oct. 
1791; Jean, born 16th Sept. 1792 (marr. 
5th June 1820, William Moffat, surgeon, 



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137 



Glasgow) ; Alexander, rector of Perth 
Academy 1831-46, author of a Commentary 
on Virgil's Georgics (Edinburgh, 1853), and 
The Creative Week (Edinburgh, 1856), born 
27th Sept. 1793, died 6th Sept. 1869 ; Mary, 
born 14th Oct. 1794 ; Helen, born 20th Oct. 
1795 (marr. 1st Sept. 1819, Wood Sinclair, 
Leith) ; Ann, born 17th Jan. 1797 ; James, 
licentiate of the Church of Scotland, born 
21st June 1798, died 23rd March 1886; 
Agnes, born 27th Sept. 1800; Barbara 
Maxwell, born 21st July 1803 (marr. 30th 
Dec. 1828, Robert Carsewell, manufacturer, 
Paisley) ; Robert Balfour, licentiate, born 
17th March 1805, died 13th June 1895. 
Publication — Account of the Parish (Neiv 
Stat. Ace, vii.). — [Life and Times of 
Robert Burns, D.D.] 

DUNCAN MACINTYRE, eldest son of 
1843 Archibald M., schoolmaster of the 
parish ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; M.A. (1819) ; ord. min. of a Presby- 
terian congregation at Stamfordham, 
Northumberland, 24th Sept. 1838; adm. 
to this charge 7th Dec. 1843; died 25th 
June 1853. He marr. 26th Sept. 1844, 
Isabella Kaye Cumming, who died s.p. 
30th April 1850. 

GEORGE CAMPBELL, born 9th Sept. 
1853 1827, son of James Campbell, min. 
of Traquair; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Peebles 7th 
May 1852 ; assistant at Rosneath ; ord. 
17th Nov. 1853; one of the Founders of 
the Church Service Society, 31st Jan. 
1865; clerk of Presbytery, 1868-88; died 
30th April 1904. He marr. 27th Dec. 1853, 
Euphemia Harriet (died 14th March 1896), 
daugh. of William Graham, LL.D., of the 
Scottish Naval and Military Academy, 
Edinburgh, and had issue — Christina 
Drummond, born 3rd Feb. 1855 (marr. 
William Smith, min. of St Paul's, Dundee) ; 
Alice Mary, born 31st Aug. 1856; Matilda 
Maxwell, born 14th April 1858, died 18th 
May 1872 ; James Montgomery, min. of 
Dumfries ; William Graham, born 11th 
May 1861 ; Euphemia Jane, born 16th May, 
and died 2nd Aug. 1862; Margaret Jane, 
born 9th June 1863 ; George Douglas, born 
16th June 1864, died 3rd June 1865 ; Edith 



Graham, born 1st March 1866 ; John 
Maxwell, born 23rd Sept. 1867; Henry 
Wallace (twin), born 23rd Sept. 1867, died 
22nd Jan. 1869; George Henry, born 
1st July 1869, died 19th Feb. 1885. 
Publication — Eastwood : Notes on the 
Ecclesiastical Antiquities of the Parish 
(Paisley, 1902). — [Kerr's The Renascence of 
Worshi]), 6, 46, 128.] 

JAMES MACKIE, born Tyrie, 16th Dec. 
1904 1853 > son °f Donald M. ; educated 
at Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1880) ; 
ord. to Advie, Morayshire, 1882 ; dem. and 
became assistant at Eastwood 17th Oct. 
1888 ; adm. min. of the parish 24th Aug. 
1904 ; died unmarr. 2nd Dec. 1908. 

FREDERICK DAVID LANGLANDS, 
1909 born Downfield, Dundee, 8th March 
1880, son of Peter L. and Jessie 
Peters ; educated at Dundee High School 
and Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1901), 
B.D. (1904) ; licen. by Presb. of Dundee 4th 
May 1904; assistant at Morningside, Edin- 
burgh, 1904-5 ; ord. to Aberlemno 2nd Nov. 
1905; trans, and adm. 31st May 1909. 
Marr. 9th April 1908, Ruby, daugh. of 
Robert Scott, Dowanhill, Glasgow, and has 
issue — Robert Scott, born 27th Aug. 1910 ; 
Frederick Peters, born 4th Aug. 1914, died 
in infancy. 



ELDERSLIE (Q.S.). 

[The General Assembly granted a con- 
stitution to a chapel here on 27th May 
1839. The parish was disjoined from that 
of Abbey of Paisley by the Court of Teinds, 
17th Dec. 1862.] 

ALEXANDER STEWART, ord. 8th 
1841 J une 1841 > trans - to Kilarrow, Islay, 
13th July 1843. 

- JAMES BLAIR, third son of Robert B., 
1844 f armer > Kilmaronock ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Dunbarton 31st March 1829; elected to 
Buchlyvie 17th Nov. 1836, but found 
"unqualified" by Presb. and Commission 
of Assembly in 1837 ; sometime min. of 
a Church of Scotland congregation at 



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[PRESB. OF 



Hexham ; adm. here 19th Jan. 1844 ; dem. 
27th July 1847 j died at Bakehouse, 
Buchanan. 

DAVID RESTON, born Glasgow, 1794, 
1850 e ldest son °f George R., farmer, 
and Margaret Gardiner ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. min. (colleague) 
of the Relief Church, CouparAngus, 15th 
March 1826 ; res. 21st March 1848. Joined 
the Church of Scotland, and adm. to this 
charge, 25th Feb. 1850 ; became first min. 
of parish in 1862 ; died 17th April 1877. 
He marr. Jane Gray, who predeceased 
him, and had issue — George, Union Bank, 
Glasgow. 

JOHN SMITH, born Glasgow, Aug. 
1877 1844, son of James S. and Ann 
Brown ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; ord. to Calderbank in 1872 ; trans, 
and adm. 27th Sept. 1877 ; died unmarr. 
1st Dec. 1908. 

JOHN MACDOUGALL HAY, born 
1909 Tarbert, Loch Fyne, 23rd Oct. 1880, 
son of George H. and Mary Mac- 
dougall ; educated at Tarbert School and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1900) ; sometime 
headmaster of Lionel Public School, Storn- 
oway i student missionary at Morven ; licen. 
by Presb. of Inveraray in 1908 ; assistant 
atGovan; ord. 12th May 1909; died 10th 
Dec. 1919. A college friend wrote of him 
as " one of the most attractive personalities 
I have ever met. It is difficult to describe the 
influence he exerted on his fellow students." 
Marr. 28th Oct. 1909, Catherine, daugh. of 
Duncan Campbell, and had issue — Sheena, 
born 19th Oct. 1911 ; George Campbell, 
born 8th Dec. 1915. Publications— Gillespie 
(London, 1914) ; Barnacles (London, 1916) ; 
Their Dead Sons [a Poem] (London, 1918). 
He was a frequent contributor to newspaper 
and magazine literature [Glasgow Herald, 
11th Dec. 1919]. 

GIFFNOCK {Q.S.). 

[Disjoined from Eastwood, Mearns, and 
Thornliebank, 10th Jan. 1919.] 

JOHN M'DOUGALL, M.A., B.D. ; app. 
1914 * n 1914 ; 0I "d- t0 Cross and Burness 
21st July 1915. 



1919 



JOHN WILL, M.A., B.D. ; trans, from 
1915 Aberfeldy. and adm. 2nd June 1915 ; 
trans, to Rothiemurchus, 11th Dec. 
1917. 

ALBERT M'CLUGGAGE, born Larne, 
Co. Antrim, 29th Oct. 1879, son of 
David M. and Annie Montgomery ; 
educated at the Model Schools of Belfast and 
Newtonards and Univs. of Dublin (Trinity 
College), BA. (1912), and Edinburgh, M.A. 
(1917) ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 18th 
Dec. 1918; assistant at South Leith ; ord. 
13th May 1919. Marr. 5th Oct. 1906, 
Hetrice, daugh. of James Peden Barbour 
and Elizabeth Christie Elliot. 



GREENBANK (Q.&). 

[A church was built here in 1885. The 
parish was disjoined from Cathcart, East- 
wood, and Mearns by the Court of Teinds, 
25th Feb. 1889.] 

JAMES FRASER, born Glasgow, 1st 
lass "^ a y 185 6, son of Alexander F. 
and Mary M'Dougall ; educated at 
Dennistoun Academy and Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 1883 ; 
assistant at Rutherglen ; ord. to Greenbank 
Chapel 20th Nov. 1883 ; adm. first min. of 
the parish 3rd April 1889. Marr. 1st July 
1884, Mary Scott, daugh. of Thomas Loch- 
head, and has issue — Isabella Simpson, 
born 10th June 1885 (marr. 26th April 
1918, Gordon Moore, min. of Cromarty); 
Alexander, born 10th Oct. 1887; Thomas 
Lochhead, born 30th Jan. 1889 ; Mary 
M'Dougall, born 25th Aug. 1891 ; Angus 
M'Intyre, born 20th Nov. 1892 ; James 
(twin), born 20th Nov. 1892, died 28th 
Aug. 1893 ; James Valentine, born 14th 
Feb. 1900. 

HOUSTON AND KILLELLAN. 

[Houston and Killellan. — These two 
parishes were united by the Commissioners 
for the Plantation of Kirks on 28th Feb. 
and 27th June 1759. 

Houston or Kilpeter. — The vicarage of 
Houston belonged to the Abbey of Paisley. 
Its church, dedicated to St Peter, has been 



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139 



rebuilt in modern times ; but within it 
are two recumbent memorial effigies that 
belonged to an earlier building. One of 
these, a knightly figure in armour, repre- 
sents Patrick Houston of that ilk, who died 
in 1450. The other statue is that of a lady, 
most likely of the same family. It is dated 
1456. Near the church are St Peter's Well 
and St Peter's Burn. On St Peter's day, 
the 29th June, Petermas Fair was held at 
Houston. The Parish Church at Houston 
was rebuilt in 1874 by Mrs Ellice of Inver- 
garry in memory of her son, Captain 
Archibald Alexander Speirs of Elderslie, 
M.P.] 

ROBERT COOK, exhorter in 1572. See 
1572 Killellan. 

1574 DAVID HALL, reader in 1574. 

JOHN ALLISON [ALISON], min. in 
1584 1584.— [Acts and Bee, xcix., 96.] 

GEORGE SEMPILL [SEMPLE], min. 

. 5 in 1585. He left after 1591, and is 

said to have been " licensed to preach 

at Leith," 23rd Oct. 1593 ; min. of Killellan 

in 1600. — [Reg. Assig. ; Booke of the Kirk.'] 

ARCHIBALD LOGAN, M.A. (Glasgow 
15Q5 1595) ; adm. here that year ; still in 
the charge in 1597. — [Reg. Assig.] 

JOHN CUNNINGHAME, M.A., min. 
1599 in 1599 ; trans, to Killellan in 1602. 

THOMAS HAMILTON, was on the 
16M Exercise in this Presb. 16th Sept. 
1602, and on trials for ordination 
18th May 1603. The Presb. was ordered 
by the Synod, 27th March 1604, to proceed 
with his admission to this charge. Objec- 
tion was taken to him as being "Yung 
baith in doctrine and manners," on 13th 
Sept. following, but he was adm. soon 
afterwards and was still min. 5th Sept. 
1605.— [Glasg. Presb. Reg.] 

ALEXANDER HAMILTON, M.A. ; 
1606 P res ' ky James, Lord Abercorn, 9th 
April 1606; ord. 31st July 1606; 
trans, to Lochwinnoch before 1611. 



1617 



JAMES HUTCHESON, M.A. ; min. in 
1617 ; trans, to Carmunnock 18th 
Dec. 1633. 



' ROBERT BIRNIE, M.A. ; trans, from 
1634 Shotts • pres. by the Commissioner 
for James, Earl of Abercorn, 3rd 
Nov. 1633 ; coll. in 1634 ; trans, to Lanark 
Feb. 1643. 

JAMES HOUSTON, M.A. (Glasgow 

1644 1633 ) > min> ° f Glasford about 1642 ; 
dep. for immorality that year. On 
petitioning the Presb. of Paisley, 2nd Feb. 
1643, he was reponed, and was app. chaplain 
to an Irish regiment. The parishioners at 
Glasford craved his return as their min. ; 
this the Presb. refused, the General 
Assembly sustaining that decision 19th 
Aug. 1643. He was pres. to this charge by 
John, Earl of Lauderdale, 8th Dec. follow- 
ing, and adm. 30th May 1644. He was again 
dep. 15th July 1647. 

HENRY MAIN, probably born in Lin- 
1650 lithgow about 1625; M.A. (Edin- 
burgh, 15th April 1645) ; ord. min. of 
a Presbyterian Church at Island-Magee, 
Ireland, July 1649, but was obliged to leave 
on account of persecution, having been 
imprisoned at Carrickfergus in 1650 ; adm. 
here (temporarily) 10th Sept. 1650; died 
Oct. 1651. leaving a widow. — [Linlithgow 
Presb. Reg. ; Reid's Ireland, ii., 214.] 

WILLIAM THOMSON, M.A. (Edin- 
burgh, 25th July 1635) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Kirkcaldy 24th March 
1642; ord. 28th March 1655; deprived by 
Act of Parliament 11th June, and Decreet 
of the Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662 — 
[Wodrow's Hist, i., 327.] 



1665 



JOHN HOUSTON, adm. before 31st 
Aug. 1665 ; trans, to Eaglesham 
before 17th June 1685. 



JOHN NISBET, M.A. (Edinburgh 
1675) ; inst. at Crawfordjohn 21st 
Sept. 1682 ; trans, and adm. between 

1st Sept and 3rd Nov. 1686 ; probably 

outed at the Revolution. 



1695 



ROBERT 

1695; 
1701. 



TAYLOR, ord. 
trans, to Currie 



6 th 
13th 



Nov. 

Nov. 



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HOUSTON AND KILLELLAN 



[PRESB. OF 



WILLIAM FLEMING, licen. by Presb. 
1703 of Paisley 17th June 1701 ; called 
13th April 1702; ord. 18th Aug. 
1703; died 24th Aug. 1717, aged 43. He 
marr., and had issue — John, min. of Kil- 
raacolm. — [ Tombst.] 

EOBERT CARRICK, born 1681 ; edu- 
1720 cate d a t Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dunbarton 3rd Feb. 
1713; tutor in the family of Andrew 
Buchanan of Drumpellier, Lord Provost 
of Glasgow; called 30th Nov. 1719; ord. 
31st March 1720; died 1st May 1771. 
He marr. (1) a daugh. of John Simson, 
Professor of Divinity, Glasgow Univ. : 
(2) 13th Jan. 1724, Margaret Paisley, who 
died 23rd Nov. 1775, aged 80, and had 
issue — John, physician, Lecturer on 
Chemistry and Materia Medica, Glasgow, 
born 1724, died 1750; Agnes, born 1726, 
died 11th March 1758; Patrick, merchant, 
Glasgow, born 1729, died 19th March 1790 ; 
James, born 1731, student at Glasgow in 
1747; Anne, born 8th Feb. 1734, died 9th 
Oct. 1760; Robert of Braco, banker, Glas- 
gow, commonly known as " Robin " Carrick, 
one of the bailies of the city in 1796, and 
Dean of Guild 1802-3, born 3rd March 1737 
died 20th June 1821.— [Tombst.] 

JOHN MONTEATH, born 1716, son of 
17?1 John M. of Kippen ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1733); 
licen. by Presb. of Paisley 17th Sept. 1741 ; 
ord. to Killellan 11th Feb. 1748; removed 
to Houston in 1771 in terms of the De- 
creet of Union; died 6th Nov. 1796. He 
marr. (1) 27th Nov. 1749, Margaret Baine, 
who died 20th Jan. 1754, and had issue — 
James, surgeon, Glasgow, born 12th Oct. 
1750 ; John, his successor here ; Margaret, 
born 21st Dec. 1753 (marr. Michael Tod, 
min. of Dreghorn): (2) 12th Jan. 1762, Anne 
(died 14th Jan. 1820, aged 86), daugh. of 
John Fullarton (primus), min. of Dairy, 
and had issue — Gavin, born 13th July 
1763; Catherine, born 17th May 1765, died 
16th Jan. 1782; Malcolm, born 9th July 
1767; William, surgeon, born 5th Nov. 
1769, died at St Vincent, 16th Aug. 1793 ; 
Anne, born 1st Nov. 1772 (marr. James 



Thomson of Woodfoot). Publication — 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, i.). — [Crawfurd's Hist.] 

JOHN MONTEATH, born 18th Feb. 
1781 1752, son of preceding; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1770); 
licen. by Presb. of Paisley 8th May 1776 ; 
ord. (by said Presb.) to Dunfermline Chapel- 
of-Ease 16th Feb. 1780 ; trans, and adm. 
(assistant and successor) 13th June 1781 ; 
trans, to Neilston 18th March 1785 ; pres. 
by Archibald Speirs of Elderslie ; trans, and 
re-adm. here, 1st Sept. 1797. [The presenta- 
tion was disputed by Malcolm Fleming of 
Barrochan, the next patron, who maintained 
that Speirs having presented M. once, 
could not do so a second time ; but the 
Court of Session decided unanimously in 
S.'s favour] ; D.D. (Glasgow, 1st Aug. 
1820) ; died Father of the Church 18th 
Jan. 1843. He marr. 28th Aug. 1786, Ann 
(died 2nd Aug. 1848, aged 86), daugh. and 
heiress of George Cunningham of Mcnk- 
redding, and had issue — John, M.A., M.D., 
HE.I.C.S., born 15th June 1787, died at 
Aurungabad, India, 1st July 1815 ; George 
Cunningham, M.A., M.D., distinguished 
oculist, author of a Manual of the Diseases 
of the Human Eye (2 vols. 1821), born 4th 
Dec. 1788, died 25th Jan. 1828; James, 
M.A., writer, Glasgow, born 31st Aug. 
1790, died 5th July 1857; Janet, born 8th 
Sept. 1792 (marr. Robert Douglas, min. of 
Kilbarchan) ; Margaret, born 23rd May 
1794, died 26th April 1836 ; Ann, born 14th 
Aug. 1796 (marr. James Thomson, Wood- 
foot); Agnes born 5th Feb. 1801, died 11th 
Feb. 1807. Publications — The Divine Pre- 
cepts and Promises with the Dispensations 
of Providence, the Continual Source of In- 
struction and Comfort to the Church, a 
sermon (Glasgow, 1785) ; Accounts of 
Neilston, and of Houston and Killellan 
(Sinclair's Ace, ii., and Nev) Stat. Ace, vii.). 
— [Chambers's Biog. Diet., iv. ; Crawfurd's 
Hist.] 

PETER DALE, born 1808 ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; ord. to Miln- 
gavie 2nd Dec. 1841 ; trans, and adm. 
5th Sept. 1843; died 11th Dec. 1856. He 
marr. 26th Oct. 1843, Margaret Hay, who 



1843 



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died 18th Nov. 1895, and had issue— George 
Hay, born 24th Aug. 1844 ; Jessie Walker, 
born 10th April 1846 ; John William, born 
30th Jan. 1849 ; Elizabeth Mary, born 10th 
June 1851 ; Wilhelmina Fleming, born 23rd 
Sept. 1852, died 1st Oct. 1853. 



^GEORGE STEWART BURNS, trans. 
.„_,_ from Newton-uponAyr, and adm. 
16th July 1857; trans, to First 
Charge, Montrose, 12th Feb. 1863. 



1863 



ALEXANDER M'LAREN, born 
Stirkoke, Caithness, 28th Dec. 
1830, son of James M. and Mary 
Greenlaw ; educated at Reay School and 
Univ. of St Andrews ; MA. (1849) ; licen. 
by Presb. of St Andrews 13th June 1853 ; 
assistant at Bonhill and Selkirk ; ord. to 
St Cuthbert's Chapel-of-Ease, Edinburgh, 
[now Buccleuch Parish] 5th March 1857 ; 
trans, and adm. 17th Sept. 1863 j D.D. (St 
Andrews 1888); died 23rd March 1890. 
He marr. 1st June 1858, Ann Taylor (died 
4th Sept. 1892), daugh. of William Bell, 
Ceres, and had issue — James, law clerk, 
born 18th March 1859, died 20th April 
1890; William Bell, bank clerk, born 6th 
March 1860; Alexander, born 11th June 
1862 ; Charles Lucius, min. of Eckford. 



DANIEL KIRKWOOD, born Inkerman, 

1890 19tl1 Jan " 1865, son of William K - 
and Sarah Park ; educated at the 

John Neilson Academy, Paisley, and Univ. 

of Glasgow; MA. (1887), B.D. (1890); 

licen. by Presb. of Paisley ; ord. 17th 

Sept. 1890 ; took charge of the Dooars 

Mission, India, 1903-4 ; died 7th Nov. 

1916. He marr. 18th Aug. 1897, Christina 

Dykes, third daugh. of James Fleming 

Coates, Penicuik, and had issue — Jean 

Vallance, born 5th Nov. 1898; William 

Park, born 1st Oct. 1901. 



GEORGE MUIR, M.A., B.D.; trans. 
iqi7 from Bargrennan {q.v. vol. ii., 359), 
and adm. 18th May 1917. 



KILLELLAN. 

[The church of Killellan, which now 
stands ruined in the churchyard, was 
dedicated to St Fillan. It belonged to 
the Abbey of Paisley. Near it is the old 
manse, a characteristic residence of the 
seventeenth century. Not far off are St 
Fillan's Well, and a large stone called St 
Fillan's seat. Beside the church, in times 
of old, St Fillan's Fair was held annually.] 

ROBERT COOK, exhorter in 1567 ; had 

1573 Houston also in his charge Nov. 

1572 ; pres. to vicarage by James 

VI. 11th Oct. 1573 ; trans, to Kilbarchan 

in 1575. 

ROBERT MAXWELL, app. reader at 
15?5 Kilmacolm 1st May 1572; pres. to 
vicarage by James VI. 24th Jan. 
1575; MA. (Glasgow 1578); still min. in 
1599. He marr., and had issue — Robert ; 
Bartholomew. — [Reg. Assig.; G. R. Inhib., 
v., 199 ; Reg. of Deeds, clxxxiv., 153.] 

GEORGE SEMPILL, formerly of Hous- 

1600 t0Un ' P reS " 18t ^ "^ e0, 1599 ' acmi - 

after 16th Sept. 1600, but discharged 
by the Synod on account of opposition of 
the parishioners. The Assembly on 16th 
Sept. 1602 absolved him from all charges 
made against him, but ordered him to 
demit. On 17th May 1604, he was dep. 
by the Presb. for " ryving thrie leives out 
of the Presbytery book." He returned 
before Sept. 1606, but was suspended 
3rd Nov. 1613 by the Archbishop and 
Commissioners of the Presb. for "his 
slanderous lyfe, erroneus doctrine, selling 
of the sacraments, tying of marriage and 
baptism to the Sabbath and abuse of 
discipline," which sentence was on 3rd 
Nov. 1614 continued to a future day. He 
died at Paisley, June 1632, leaving his 
estate for decorating the kirk, helping 
the almshouse, the widow and fatherless, 
and to " end out Camrene burn brig." — 
[Glasg. Tests. ; Hamilton's Descrip. ; Pont's 
Ctmningham.] 



W. 



K1LLELLAN 



[PKESB. OF 



JOHN CUNN1NGHAME, M.A. ; trans. 

from Houston ; had a manse and 

glebe assigned to him by the Presb. 

16th Feb. 1602 ; trans, to Dairy, Ayrshire, 

after 21st June 1604.— [G. B. Inhib., v., 199.] 

GEORGE SEMPILL, above men- 
1606 tioned. 

JOHN HAY, adm. in 1616; trans, to 
1616 Paisley 21st May 1627. 

MATTHEW BRISBANE, ord. in 1627 ; 
1627 trans, to Erskine 8th Sept. 1642. 

* ROBERT BRISBANE, M.A. (Glasgow, 

1643 26tl1 July 1637 ); P res - b y Patrick 
Fleming of Barrochan ; ord. 4th, and 
inst. 16th May 1643 ; dep. about 1649. 

JAMES HUTCHISON, M.A. (Glasgow 
1649 1^45) ; became chaplain in the family 
of Drummond of Riccarton ; called 
unanimously ; ord. 13th Nov. 1649 ; 
deprived by Act of Parliament 11th June, 
and Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 
1662 ; had an indulgence from Privy 
Council 3rd Sept. 1672 ; accused of not 
obeying its commands 22nd Oct. 1674 ; 
the Council had his indulgence withdrawn 
6th Oct. 1684 for not reading the procla- 
mation regarding the Ryehouse Plot. He 
returned in 1687 after the Toleration had 
been granted ; was called in Aug., and 
trans, to Eaglesham 2nd Oct. 1688, but 
the trans, was declared void by the Synod 
2nd April 1689 ; restored here by Act of 
Parliament 25th April 1690; died 25th 
Feb. 1706, aged 80. He marr. Margaret 
Gilhagie, who died 15th Jan. 1710, and 
had issue — Christian (marr. Alexander 
Muir, min. of Rutherglen). — [Wodrow's 
Hist., i., 327 ; Bass Bock ; Maitland's 
Miscell. ; Tombst. ; Hamilton's Descrip.; 
Crawfurd's Hist.] 

GEORGE WILSON, adm. before 31st 
Aug. 1665 ; adm. to Dundonald 
before 28th Jan. 1667. 

y GEORGE BIRNIE, a native of Banff; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (27th April 1659); 

became schoolmaster of Culsalmond ; coll. 

and ord. at Edinburgh 7th, and adm. 28th 



1667 



Jan. 1667 ; dep. by Alexander, Bishop of 
Glasgow, Sept. 1670 ; restored to the 
ministry before 9th April 1671 ; became 
schoolmaster of Logie Durno previous to 
2nd Jan. 1676, and of Kintore 28th Dec. 
1678. — \0yne Sess. Bee. ; Wodrow's Hist., 
ii., 176.] 

JAMES HUTCHISON, M.A. ; above 
1672 mentioned. 

THOMAS RUTHERFORD, M.A. (Glas- 

1686 gow ' 27t k ^ U ^ l 6 ^); passed trials 
before Presb. ; got a certificate for 

ordination and was inst. 18th May 1686 ; 
deprived by Act of Parliament restoring 
Presbyterian mins. 25th April 1690. 

JAMES HUTCHISON, M.A. ; above 

1687 mentioned. 

JOHN FORK, educated at Univ. of 
1708 Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Paisley 
13th Nov. 1706; called 29th Oct. 
1707 ; ord. 6th May 1708 ; died 21st Nov. 
1727, aged 56. He marr. July 1718, Janet 
Davidson (who survived him, marr. (2) 
Thomas Orr, writer, Glasgow, and died 
9th Jan. 1741), and had issue — John, 
buried 26th Nov. 1733 ; Janet, buried 14th 
April 1729.— [Glasg. Tests.] 

-PATRICK BRUCE, born 11th April 
1729 1^92, son of James B., min. of Killy- 
leagh, Ireland, and grandson of 
Michael B., min. of Anwoth ; ord. min. of 
a Presbyterian congregation at Drumbo, 
Ireland, 12th June 1717 ; pres. by William 
Fleming of Barrochan April 1728; adm. 
15th Feb. 1729; trans, to Killyleagh 14th 
Oct. 1730 ; died 9th April 1732. He marr. 
Margaret, daugh. of James Hamilton of 
Ladyland, and had issue, three sons and 
four daughs. — [Playfair's Baronet., ii. ; 
Wodrow's Anal. ; Crawfurd's Hist.] 

WILLIAM POLLOCK, M.A. (Glasgow, 
29th April 1718); licen. by Presb. 
of Paisley 15th Nov. 1727; called 
5th July, and ord. 23rd Sept. 1731 ; died 
15th March 1743, aged about 45. He marr. 
Barbara Fleming, who survived him. — 
[Glasg. Tests. ; Tombst. ; Wodrow's Anal.] 



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ALEXANDER SCOTT, called 18th Oct. 

1744 1743 > ord - 2Gt]l A P ril 1744 ' trans - 
to Inverkip 18th Feb. 1747. 

JOHN MONTEATH, pres. by William 

1748 Fleming of Barrochan in 1747; ord. 

11th Feb. 1748 ; removed to Houston 

in 1771 in terms of Act of 1754 uniting 

these parishes. 

HOWWOOD (Q.S.). 

[The General Assembly granted a con- 
stitution to a chapel here called Elliotstoun 
on 28th May 1838. It was rebuilt in 1858. 
The parish was disjoined from Lochwinnoch 
and Kilbarchan by the Court of Teinds, 
15th July 1904.] 

WILLIAM LYTTEIL [LITTLE], born 
Millport, 9th June 1832, eldest son 
of Neil L., shoemaker; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1856); licen. by 
Presb. of Greenock in 1862 ; in charge 
of Howwood Chapel, 1862-7 ; sometime 
assistant at Fyvie, Spott, and Livingston ; 
ord. to the Scots Kirk, Longtown, Cumber- 
land, 23rd June 1880 ; dem. in 1887 ; went 
to U.S.A., and was min. at Taymouth, 
Michigan, 1887-92 ; retired and settled at 
Stravannan, Brier Co., Michigan, U.S.A. ; 
died in 1918. He marr. 1881, Isabella, 
daugh. of Thomas Brown, tailor, Biggar, 
and had issue — Reginald William, who died 
in his 25th year. Publications — Landmarks 
of Scottish Life and Language (Edinburgh, 
1877) ; The Cumbraes (Carlisle, 1886) ; 
Battling in the Bush (1909).— [The Scottish 
American (26th May 1909).]. 

JOHN KAY, born Muthill, Perthshire, 
son of Peter K., farmer ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Auchterarder 1st July 1867 ; 
missionary at Howwood, 1867-8; ord. 31st 
July 1868 ; res. 10th Sept. 1872 ; min. 
successively at Port Austin, Michigan, 
U.S.A. ; Milverton (Presb. of Stratford) ; 
Ontario, Canada ; Toronto, Canada ; 
Norwich, Ontario ; and again at Port 
Austin ; retired about 1907. Marr. 1872, 
Catherine Ogilvie, Glasgow, and has issue 
— Edith ; Mary ; John, min. at Tara, 
Canada. 



1867 



ROBERT NEILL RAE, M.A. ; ord. 
1873 30t ^ ^ an ' 18 ? 3 j trans, to Macleod 
Parish, Glasgow, 1st May 1879. 

ALEXANDER SINCLAIR NICOL, 
187g ord. 20th Aug. 1879; trans, to 
Cummertrees 10th Feb. 1881. [In 
Vol. ii., p. 244, delete line 8—" died at 
Bournemouth, 25th Nov. 1916," and add 
"died 20th March 1920," and to line 11— 
" Sybil, born 20th Feb. 1886."] 

CHARLES FAWNS JACK, M.A. ; ord. 

1881 25t ^ ^ U ^ 1881 ' trans - t0 Robertson 
Memorial Parish, Glasgow, 4th Jan. 
1883. 

WILLIAM CARRICK MILLER, ord. 
188S 16th May 1883; trans, to St Mar- 
garet's, Hawick, 3rd Nov. 1886. 

JOHN GILBERT, born Wishaw, 15th 

1887 ^ ct ' 1855 ' son °^ William G. and 
Annie Kirk wood ; educated at 
Wishaw Academy and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1882), B.D. (1886); assistant at 
Milton Parish, Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Paisley 24th Feb. 1887 ; ord. 8th March 
1887 ; adm. first min. of the parish 16th 
July 1904. Marr. 1st July 1905, Alice 
Annie, daugh. of Henry Brook, s.p. 



INCHINNAN, ok KILINNAN. 

[The vicarage of Inchinnan belonged to 
the Knights Templars, and, after the dis- 
solution of the Order of the Temple, to 
the Knights Hospitallers of St John. The 
parish church was dedicated to St Conal, 
but there was probably an earlier dedication 
to St Inan. Of St Conal's Cross, an ancient 
structure which stood near the church, the 
base only now remains. A piece of land 
called the Lady Acre, now held by the 
minister, formed of old the endowment of 
an Altar of St Mary in the church. Inch- 
innan church was rebuilt in 1828, but the 
structure then erected has given place to 
a much finer parish church built by 
Archibald, Lord Blythswood, in 1904.] 

WILLIAM JACKSON, reader Nov. 
1567 1567. 



144 



INCHINNAN 



[PRESB. OF 



BERNARD PEEBLES, vicar in 1568 ; 
1574 reader, 1574 to 1579. 

GABRIEL MAXWELL, son of John 
M. of Pottarhill, and nephew of 
Thomas Jack, min. of Eastwood ; 
reader at Paisley, 1578-80, and in this parish, 
1580-8 ; pres. to the vicarage by James VI. 
9th Sept. 1580, and 18th Dec. 1583; died 
April 1621. — [Beg. Assig.; Glasg. Tests.] 

THOMAS LAW of Ballarnock, son of 
James L., Archbishop of Glasgow ; 
on the exercise of the Presb. there 
19th April 1620 ; min. in 1626 ; dep. in 1648 
"for malignancy and other scandals " ; died 
May 1649. He marr. 24th April 1621, 
Jean, fourth daugh. of Sir Robert Hamilton 
of Goslington, who survived him, and had 
issue — Robert, min. of New Kilpatrick, 
served heir 4th Feb. 1657 ; John, min. of 
Campsie ; Thomas ; James. 

JAMES WALLACE, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1649 ^ U ^ 1643) ; licen. by Presb. of Paisley 
24th Aug. 1648 ; ord. 10th May 1649 ; 
not conforming to Episcopacy he was 
deprived in 1663, and apparently again 
16th July 1671 ; declined an indulgence 
at Neilston 3rd Sept. 1672. He was 
accused at the Synod 22nd Oct. 1674 of 
holding conventicles in Killellan parish, 
and of preaching at the house of Ferme. 
He returned here about 30th July 1689,' 
and probably dem. before 14th May 1690; 
died in 1692, aged about 69. He marr. 
Elizabeth, widow of John Baillie, min. of 
Cambuslang, and daugh. of Henry Gibson, 
town clerk of Glasgow, who, with her 
husband, gave a renunciation of the lands 
of Auchinkill to John, Earl of Wigtown, 1st 
Jan. 1666.— [<?. R. Sas., xiii., 343; G. R. 
Jnhib., 30th May 1670.] 

JAMES FINDLAY or FINLAY, M.A. ; 
1665 orc * - before 24th Aug. 1665 ; trans, to 
Glasford after 28th Feb. 1667. 

WILLIAM STEWART, son of John S., 

^ min. of Bonhill ; educated at Univ. 

of Glasgow ; M.A. (1657) ; had a 

testimonial for ordination 15th Aug. 1667; 

inst. before 24th Oct. that year. The Privy 

Council proposed to settle him at Gretna 



3rd Sept. 1672, but this was not carried 
out. His name disappears from the Presb. 
Register at 7th Sept. 1687. He was 
deprived in 1689 ; died in 1691. He marr. 
Janet (buried 17th Jan. 1721), daugh. of 
James Taylor, min. of Mearns. — [Glasg. 
Tests.; Wodrow's Hist., ii., 202.] 

JAMES WALLACE, above men- 
1689 tioned. 

JOHN STIRLING, ord. 7th May 1691 ; 
1691 trans, to Greenock in 1694. 

ROBERT MACAULAY, ord. 9th Sept. 
16gl7 1697 ; trans, to Second Charge, 
Stirling, 3rd Oct. 1706. 

MATTHEW CRAWFORD or CRAU- 
1710 FURD, called 12th Aug. 1709 ; ord. 
11th May 1710 ; app. Professor of 
Ecclesiastical History in the Univ. of 
Edinburgh (q.v.) 16th June, and dem. 11th 
Oct. 1721. 

PATRICK MAXWELL, born 1689, son 
1722 °^ R°b ert M., merchant, Glasgow ; 
M.A. (Glasgow, 1st July 1710) ; pres. 
by James, Duke of Montrose ; ord. 3rd May 
1722 ; died 16th Jan. 1749. He marr. 1727, 
Janet (died 22nd March 1772), daugh. of 
Thomas Thomson, merchant, Glasgow, and 
had issue — Robert, died Jan. 1737 ; Thomas, 
min. of Stewarton ; Patrick, born 12th Jan. 
1734, died 9th Jan. 1737 ; Margaret, born 
1736 (marr. Thomas Allison, merchant, 
Glasgow); Eupham, born 28th Sept. 1738 
(marr. 18th Nov. 1765, Gilbert Lang, min. 
of Largs) ; Robert, at Cape Coast Castle, 
born 15th March 1741— [M'Ure's Glasg. ; 
Pollok Papers, i. ; Tombst. ; Hector's 
Judicial Records, iii.] 

ARCHIBALD SMITH, possibly son of 
7 Archibald S., writer, Edinburgh ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Paisley 3rd March 1748 ; pres. 
by James Campbell of Blythswood, and 
ord. 13th Feb. 1750; died unmarr. 28th 
Aug. 1760. 

ARCHIBALD DAVIDSON, trans, from 
1761 Second Charge, Paisley Abbey ; pres. 
by John Campbell of Blythswood 
17th Dec. 1760 ; adm. 20th Oct. 1761 ; app. 
Principal of the Univ. of Glasgow (q.v.) 
dem. 25th Oct. 1786. 



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145 



1791 



t THOMAS BURNS, pres. by Colonel 
John Campbell of Blythswood, and 
adm. 23rd March 1787 ; trans, to 

Renfrew 5th Aug. 1790. 

WILLIAM HARDIE, eldest son of 
William H., farmer, Gargunnock ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
Keen, by Presb. of Glasgow 1st Oct. 1783 ; 
pres. by the Commissioner for Colonel John 
Campbell of Blythswood, and ord. 21st 
Feb. 1791 ; died unmarr. 18th June 1792. 

WILLIAM RICHARDSON, born Glas- 
gow, second son of James R., tanner, 
and nephew of William R., Professor 

of Humanity in the Univ. of Glasgow ; 

educated at Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. 

(1785) ; licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 25th 

Aug. 1789 ; pres. by John Campbell of 

Blythswood; ord. 5th April 1793; D.D. 

(Glasgow, 14th March 1816) ; dem. 6th Feb. 

1822 ; died unmarr. 10th Jan. 1845. 



1822 



LAURENCE LOCKHART of Milton- 
Lockhart and Germiston, born 29th 
Dec. 1795, third son of John L., 
D.D., min. of Blackfriars' Parish, Glasgow, 
brother of John Gibson L., biographer of 
Sir Walter Scott; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 2nd 
Jan. 1822 ; pres. by Archibald Campbell of 
Blythswood 13th April, and ord. 13th Aug. 
1822; D.D. (Glasgow, 1st May 1849); 
dem. 18th Oct. 1860; died 16th April 
1876. He marr. (1) 16th Sept. 1825, Louisa 
(died 16th Nov. 1847), only daugh. of David 
Blair, merchant, Glasgow, and had issue — 
John Somerville, born 9th Oct. 1826, died at 
Madeira, 28th Feb. 1848 ; Janet Margaret, 
born 22nd Feb. 1828, died 17th Feb. 1847 ; 
Major-Gen. David Blair of Milton-Lockhart, 
born 19th Aug. 1829, died s.p. 14th Jan. 
1906 ; Lieut. -Col. Laurence William Max- 
well, M.A. (Cantab.), served in the Crimean 
War ; Times correspondent in Franco- 
Prussian War in 1870 ; novelist, author of 
Fair to See ; Doubles and Quits, etc., born 
9th April 1831, died at Mentone, 23rd 
March 1882 ; Elizabeth Catherine, born 5th 
Jan. 1833, died unmarried 1898 ; Louisa 
Matilda, born 31st July 1834 (marr. 9th 
Oct. 1863, Thomas Rudd) ; Violet Sophia, 

VOL. III. 



born 3rd Dec. 1836 (marr. 1860, Thomas 
Maxwell, M.D., Bengal Army), died 8th 
Feb. 1914 ; Mary Veronica, born 17th Feb. 
1839, died 17th April 1848; General Sir 
William Stephen Alexander, G.C.B., 
K.C.S.I., Commander-in-Chief of the army 
in India, 1895-1900, born 2nd Sept. 1841, 
died 18th March 1900 ; Robert Thomas, born 
19th Jan. 1846, died 25th Dec. 1855 : (2) 5th 
Feb. 1849, Marion (died 22nd April 1902), 
eldest daugh. of William Maxwell of Dar- 
gavel, and had issue—Mary Nina Maxwell, 
born 18th April 1850, died 28th March 1854 ; 
James Somerville, born 18th Oct. 1851 ; 
Alexander Francis Maxwell, born 12th 
July 1854 ; Walter Somerville, born 12th 
Aug. 1856, merchant, Rangoon, afterwards 
Johannesburg. Publications — Tracts for 
the Times (Paisley, 1843) ; Address to the 
People of Inchinnan on the Present Troubles 
of the Church (Paisley, 1843) ; Facts not 
Falsehoods (Edinburgh, 1845) ; Answer to 
the Protest of the Free Church (Edinburgh, 
1846); Sermon X. [Church of Scotland 
Pulpit, ii.]; Account of the Parish {New 
Stat. Ace, vii.). 

ROBERT GILLAN, born 1st Oct. 1799, 
1861 son °^ R° Dert; GKj min. of Hawick ; 
educated at High School and Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Selkirk 
7th July 1829 ; ord. min. of a Presbyterian 
Church at Stamfordham, Northumberland, 
27th Oct. 1830; trans, to South Shields in 
1833; trans, to Holy town 26th Oct. 1837; 
trans, to Wishaw 27th Dec. 1842 ; trans, to 
Abbotshall 7th Sept. 1843; trans, to St 
John's, Glasgow, 25th Feb. 1847; D.D. 
(Glasgow, 1853) ; pres. by Archibald Camp- 
bell of Blythswood 31st Oct. 1860; trans. 
and adm. 10th Jan. 1861 ; Moderator of 
Assembly 22nd May 1873; died 1st Nov. 
1879. He marr. (1) 7th Oct. 1833, Anne 
(died 23rd Jan. 1847), daugh. of George 
Green, Staley, Hexham, and had issue — 
George Green, D.D., min. of Carmunnock ; 
Robert, born 30th June 1836 ; Campbell, 
merchant, Glasgow, born 16th July 1838 ; 
Mary Jane, born 9th June 1841 ; Hamilton 
Belhaven, born 8th April 1844 (marr. W. W. 
Farquharson) died 30th Nov. 1919; Anne 
Green : (2) 13th June 1848, Laura Gillam 



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INC HINN AN— JOHNSTONE 



[PRESB. OF 



(died 6th Nov. 1885), daugh. of John 
Buttery of Woodville. Publications — Four 
Single Sermons (Edinburgh, 1852; Glasgow, 
1855) ; The Decalogue, a Series of Dis- 
courses on the Ten Commandments (Glasgow, 
1856) ; Sermon II. (Church of Scot. Pidpit, 
ii.).— [The Border Almanac, 1880.] 

ROBERT M'CLELLAND, born Girvan, 
1880 Ayrshire, 7th July 1849, son of 
Charles M. and Mary Scott ; edu- 
cated at parish schools of Maybole and 
Barr, Church of Scotland Normal School, 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Hamilton in 1878; ord. 5th March 1880; 
chaplain to the Forces, South Africa 1900-2 ; 
died 1st March 1919. Marr. 18th July 
1882, Isabella Coutts (died 15th Feb. 1918), 
daugh. of William Corson, min. of Girvan, 
and has issue — William Corson, lieut., A. 
and S. Highlanders, born 19 th July 1886 ; 
Charles Steen, born 27th June 1889, killed 
in action in the Dardanelles, 28th June 
1915 ; Robert Scott, B.D., min. of Dollar, 
born 9th Dec. 1890. Publications — Heroes 
and Gentlemen : An Army Chaplain's 
Experiences (Paisley, 1902) ; The Church 
and Parish of Inchinnan (Paisley, 1905); 
Bees in a Bar-Framed Hive (S.P.C.K., n.d.). 



1919 



FREDERICK ALEXANDER STEU- 
ART, born at sea, 31st May 1885, 
son of John A. S., novelist, and Annie 
Maude, daughter of John Craig, Coleraine ; 
educated at Univs. of London (B.A. 1908), 
Glasgow (B.D., 1911), Berlin and Heidel- 
berg; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow May 
1911 ; ord. to Craigrownie 13th May 1913 ; 
lecturer to Palestine Exploration Fund in 
1915 ; trans, and adm. 10th Sept. 1919. 
Marr. 2nd Sept. 1913, Marie Louise, only 
daugh. of William Cole Dickenson, 
Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A. 



JOHNSTONE (Q.S.). 

[A church built here in 1792, was greatly 
renovated in 1877. On 31st May 1834 a 
chapel constitution was granted to the 
charge. The parish was disjoined from 
that of Paisley by decree of the Court of 
Teinds, 1st March 1865.] 



1804 



JAMES WEIR, eldest son of Walter W., 
17g7 farmer, Cumbernauld ; educated at 

Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1787) 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 16th Oct. 1789 
elected 3rd April 1795 ; ord. 1st June 1797 
dem. 1st July 1801, and entered the Army 
as a private soldier. 

MATTHEW GRAHAM, ord. 20th Jan. 
1802 1802 > adm. to Calton Chapel-of-Ease, 
Glasgow, 19th Jan. 1804. 

ANDREW HARLEY, born Paisley, 
1764, eldest son of David H., 
weaver ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 6th Nov. 
1799 ; ord. to Catrine Chapel 15th May 
1800 ; adm. here 26th April 1804 ; died 
unmarr. 30th July 1807. Publication — 
Sermons (Glasgow, 1808). — [Religious Moni- 
tor, vi.] 

ALEXANDER TELFER, born Laming- 
ton, 1782, fifth son of John T. ; 
educated at High School and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Paisley 
26th Sept. 1804; elected 28th Sept., and 
ord. 16th Dec. 1807 ; died 21st July 1840. 
He marr. 7th Oct. 1808, Helen (died 7th 
Sept. 1857), daugh. of Thomas Gray, min. 
of Broughton. 



1807 



1841 



JOHN REID, born 1800, son of John 
R., farmer, The Burn, Tarbolton, 
and Jean Ronald, celebrated by 
Burns [in his verses " The Ronalds of the 
Bennals"]; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh 
and United Secession Divinity Hall there 
ord. min. of the United Secession Congre 
gation, Dairy (Galloway), 8th Oct. 1829 
dem. his charge and had his name erased 
from the Presb. Roll 8th July 1833 
preached for a time in connection with 
the United Christian Church, Heriot 
Bridge, Edinburgh. Joined the Original 
Burgher Synod 23rd Jan. 1838, and adm. 
to Bathgate Feb. 1839. Joined the Church 
of Scotland in 1839, and adm. here 22nd 
April 1841 ; trans, to the Scots Church, 
Oldham Street, Liverpool, 9th April 1845. 
He went to Australia in 1852 ; was min. 
at Essendon and North Melbourne ; also 
sometime colleague to John Dunmore 
Lang, D.D., of the Scots Church, Sydney^ 



paisley] 



.JOHNSTONE— ST ANDREW'S 



147 



and latterly ruin, of the Mariners' Church, 
Sydney. He died 18th June 1867, and 
was buried at Rookwood. Dr Hamilton, 
historian of the Presbyterian Church of 
Victoria, says of him that "his gifts in 
the pulpit were very attractive ; his 
oratory was of a superior order, and he 
was well qualified to take a prominent 
position in the Church." He marr. 
Marion Crybbrace (died 18th June 1885), 
and had issue — John, shipping agent, 
Newcastle, N.S.W. ; William Ferguson ; 
Hugh Ronald, manager, Melbourne 
Shipping Co., died in 1910 ; Mark Watt ; 
Sir George Houston, G.C.B., K.C.M.G., 
D.C.L., LL.D., K.C., M.P., Prime Minister 
of Australia 1904-5, born 25th Feb. 1845, 
died 12th Sept. 1918 ; Mary Eliza ; Marion 
Jane. — [Wallace's Burns, i., 61 ; Sir George 
Reid's My Reminiscences ; Small's Hist, of 
U.P. Congregations, i., 710 ; Cameron s 
Centenary Hist, of Presbyterian Church in 
New South Wales, i., 27 ; Hamilton's Hist, 
of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria.'] 



1846 



HUGH PARK, ord. 26th Jan. 1846; 
trans, to Cumbernauld 16th Nov. 



1848. 



JOHN MEIN AUSTIN, ord. 2nd May 
1849 ; trans, to St Mary's, Dumfries, 
7th May 1852. 

WILLIAM GAFF, born New Monkland, 
1852 1825, son of James G. and Jane 
Cunningham ; educated at New 
Monkland School and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Greenock in 1850 ; 
assistant at Greenock ; ord. 1st Dec. 
1852 ; adm. first min. of the parish 5th 
April 1865; died 7th July 1872. He 
marr. Margaret Leggat -or M'Gregor, who 
died sj). three days after her husband. 

JOHN FERGUSON, ord. nth Sept. 
1873 18 ^ 3 ' trans, to Townhead Parish, 
Glasgow, 21st Sept. 1876. 

GEORGE CARRUTHERS, M.A., B.D. ; 
1877 trans, from South Dalziel, and adm. 
11th Jan. 1877; trans, to Falkirk 
27th Sept. 1888. 



WILLIAM MACLOY, born Garvagh, 
1889 ^°' Londonderry, 25th Dec. 1838, 
son of Robert M. and Isabella 
M'Neary ; educated at Queen's College, 
Belfast ; licen. by Presb. of Coleraine ; ord. 
to Wellington Street Church, Ballymena, 
Co. Antrim; 31st March 1863; dem. 9th 
Aug. 1881 ; min. of Free Middle Church, 
Paisley, 1881-82; adm. to New Parish, 
Rothesay, 8th May 1882 ; min. of Rodney 
Street Church. Liverpool, 18th May 1886; 
adm. here 7th Feb. 1889; died 2nd April 
1909. He marr. 4th Feb. 1885, Emily, daugh. 
of Robert Robinson, and had issue — Amy, 
born 29th Jan. 1886 (marr. James Hutchison 
Cockburn, min. of Dunblane). Publications 
— Bible Wine; Infant Baptism; sometime 
editor of The Christian Banner (Ballymena, 
Ireland). 

JOHN ROLLAND M'NAB, M.A.; trans. 

lg08 from St David's, Kirkintilloch; 

adm. (assistant and successor) 7th 

Oct. 1908; trans, to Bonhill 25th Oct. 

1918. 

JOHN LENNOX HOWAT, born 
191g Airdrie, 3rd Jan. 1888, son of 
William Prentice H. and Helen 
Love ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
sometime a teacher ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow May 1914; ord. to Drymen 6th 
April 1915 ; res. 1918 ; adm. here 16th June 
1919. Marr. 5th Aug. 1915, Christina 
Lennox Rennie, and has issue — William 
Prentice, born 21st May 1916. 



ST ANDREW'S, JOHN- 
STONE (Q.S.). 

[A chapel for the district of Laighcart- 
side was built here in 1886. St Andrew's 
Parish was disjoined from Johnstone, Kil- 
barchan, and Elderslie, by decree of the 
Court of Teinds, 1st Nov. 1901.] 

ARCHIBALD HALLIDAY, born 
Morningside, Lanarkshire, 18th July 
1849, son of Robert H. and Lillias 

Paterson ; educated at Morningside and 

Coltness Schools, and Univ. of Glasgow ; 

licen. by Presb. of Paisley 5th May 1886 ; 

ord. to St Andrew's Chapel-of-Ease, 8th 



148 



JOHNSTONE— KILBARCHAN 



[PRESB. OF 



1917 



March 1888; adm. first min. of the parish 
4th Dec. 1901 ; died 12th March 1917. He 
marr. 3rd March 1880, Grace, daugh. of 
Archibald Beaumont, and had issue — 
Mary Carson, born 5th July 1881. 

WILLIAM PAUL MONTEATH, born 
Ardrossan, 12th Aug. 1887, son of 
Robert Park M. and Jemima Paul ; 
educated at Annfield Academy and Univ. 
of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
26th June 1912 ; assistant at Milton of 
Campsie and Newton, Cambuslang ; ord. 
to Carronshore 16th Feb. 1915 ; trans, and 
adm. 30th July 1917. Marr. 8th June 
1907, Elizabeth M'Naughton. 



KILBARCHAN. 

[The vicarage of Kilbarchan belonged to 
the Abbey of Paisley. Its church was 
dedicated to St Bearchan, and within it 
was an altar of St Mary. In the church- 
yard stood a chapel of St Katherine. At 
Kenmuir in the parish there was a chapel 
of St Bride, with St Bride's Burn running 
by. At Auchendinan on that burn was 
St Bride's Mill. In another part of the 
parish, at Ranfurlie, there was a chapel 
of St Mary, with the Priestoun beside it. 
St Bearchan's yearly fair is held at Kil- 
barchan in Dec] 

JOHN MACQUEEN, M.A., last vicar 
of Kilbarchan, "granted [about 1568] 
in fee to Alexander Cunningham of 
Craigends the church lands of the vicarage 
of K., reserving a dwelling-house, garden, 
and steading occupied by Master Adam 
Watson, reader." — [Reg. Mag. Sig., iv., 
2412.] 

WILLIAM WALLACE, called "of 
1561 Johnstone," vicar in 1561. 

ADAM WATSON, M.A., perhaps 
1568 formerly a priest ; reader in 1568. 

ALEXANDER CUNNINGHAM, styled 
1572 reader, 1572-4. 

PATRICK ADAMSON, min. in 1574, 
w with Mearns, Neilston, and Paisley, 
also in his charge. 



1576 



ROBERT COOK, adm. in 1576, with 
Houston and Killellan also in the 
charge ; trans, to Kilmacolm in 
1580. 

ROBERT CRAWFORD, reader in 

1577 1577. 

JAMES FLEMING, M.A. (Glasgow); 

1578 min. in 1578. — [Beg. Assig. ; Calder- 
wood's Hist, iii., 528.] 

PATRICK SHARPE, min. of Paisley, 

1584 had charge here in 1584. 

JOHN CUNNINGHAM, son of William 

1585 C, "fourth of Craigans" [Craig- 
ends] ; pres. to the vicarage 27th 

March 1585. He was perhaps only a lay 
vicar. 

GAVIN HAMILTON, "placit" 15th 
, co _ March 1586, continued to be vicar 
for at least forty years. He was 
still alive and in office in 1628, when, 
with others, he signed a document 
testifying that Marion Boyd, Countess of 
Abercorn, who was suspected of Popish 
sympathies, was through weakness and 
infirmity unable to travel and answer for 
herself before the Privy Council. He drew 
the greater part of the stipend of Kil- 
barchan. On the occasion of Andrew 
Hamilton's admission as min. the Presb. 
caused it to be recorded that " Gavin 
Hamilton, vicar of K. is long before law- 
fullie provydit and admittit by the kirk to 
the vicarage of K., manse, gleib, and kirk- 
lands thereof. Therefore, it is judicialie 
concludit by Act of Presb., with the advyce 
and consent of the said Andro Hamilton, 
that the said Gavin sal possess, enjoy, and 
bruke at his plesor the foresaid vicarage 
and all pertinents thereof, with the houses 
and yaird presentlie possest by him, and 
twa ackeris of the gleib land, and that in- 
during all the days and space of his lyftyme 
without impediment or trouble of the said 
Mr Andro, or any of his successors quhat- 
samevir." — [Mackenzie's Kilbarchan, p. 54 ; 
Reg. Sec. Sig., 2nd ser., ii., 344.] 

JAMES LIVINGSTON, M.A. ; min. in 

,.„, 1589; trans, to Neilston before 
1589 „. ' 

1591. 



paisley] 



K1LBARCHAN 



149 



1591 



JOHN BELL, M.A. ; min. in 1591; 
became a regent in the Univ. of 
Glasgow in 1593 ; trans, to Cardross 



in 1594. 



1593 



ROBERT STIRLING, perhaps son of 
Andrew S. of Portnallan and Law, 
and Elizabeth Cunningham of Craig- 
ends ; M.A. (Glasgow 1586) ; died or dem. 
between 10th March and 14th April 1603. 
He is described as a " pious young man, 
whose heart was broken by the slighting 
and carelessness of the people." He marr. 
Margaret Graham in Craigends, who sur- 
vived him. — [Glasg. Tests. ; Wodrow's Ana- 
lecta ; Mackenzie's Hist, of Kilbarchan ; 
G. R. Inhib., vii., 11.] 

ROBERT HENDERSON, min. in 1603 ; 
trans, to Durisdeer in 1603. — [Acts 
and Dec, ccclx., 187.] 

ANDREW HAMILTON, son of Hamil- 
lfi0 _ ton of Millhouse, parish of Kilbride ; 
M.A. (Edinburgh, 28th July 1599); 
pres. by James, Lord Abercorn, 12th Aug. 
1604 ; ord. 3rd, and adm. 17th Jan. 1605 ; 
died between 18th Jan. and 26th March 
1646, aged about 67. Though he delated 
several before the Presb. for desecrating 
the Sabbath day, he is said to have " drunk 
and debauched with his people, and to 
have gone with them to the foot-ball on 
the Sabbath after sermon." He marr. (1) 
Elizabeth Boyd : (2) Katherine Thomson, 
and had issue — Gavin ; Alexander, a 
witness in 1643. — [Wodrow's Anal. ; 
Glasg. Tests. ; Acts and Dec, ccclx., 186 ; 
Reg. of Deeds, ccccii., 94.] 

JAMES GLENDINNING, M.A. (St 
1647 Andrews) ; min. of Coole or Cam- 
money (a parish between Belfast 
and Carrickfergus) in 1621 ; lecturer at 
Carrickfergus, from which he was obliged 
to remove during the Rebellion to Old- 
stone ; was settled temporarily here, 1647-8. 
He signed the local copy of the Solemn 
League and Covenant 19th Dec. 1648. He 
served also at Largs in 1649, and at Row, 
until his return to Ireland. — [Reid's Ireland, 
i., 100, 432.] 



JOHN STIRLING, born 1620, second 
1649 son °^ Alexander S., farmer, Clerk- 
land, Stewarton ; educated at Irvine 
(at a school taught by William Smith, after- 
wards min. of Largs) and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1645) ; was chaplain in the family of 
Ramsay of Dalhousie, and in that of Sir 
Arthur Erskine of Scotscraig ; licen. by 
Presb. of Paisley 10th May 1649 ; ord. 12th 
Dec. following. Joined the Protesters in 
1651 ; deprived by Act of Parliament 11th 
June, and Decreet of Privy Council 1st 
Oct. 1662; min. again in 1672. 



1662 



JAMES WALKINSHAW, min. of 
Baldernock in 1659, but deprived in 
1662 ; indulged min. here in 1662.— 

[Wodrow's Hist., i., 372 ; Mackenzie's 

Kilbarchan, 84.] 

DAVID PIERSON, M.A. ; ord. before 
13th Oct. 1664 ; trans, to Second 
1664 Charge, Kirkcaldy, March 1670. 



1672 



JOHN STIRLING, M.A. ; min. in 1649 ; 
adm. as an indulged min. here 3rd 
Sept. 1672. On 8th July 1673 he 
was fined in the amount of one half year's 
stipend for failing to keep the anniversary 
of the Restoration, and was again cited 
before the Privy Council 11th Aug. 1677. 
He died " of overflowing of the gall," 18th 
July 1683. It was said of him that "he 
had good natural parts, though not the 
gift of eloquent speaking. What he said 
was solid and scriptural, and was spoken 
with great affection, fervency, and vehem- 
ency. In the heat of harvest his kirk 
would be full even to the very door when 
he preached on a Friday ; the people left 
the field for an hour and a half, heard with 
greediness, and returned, and found their 
day's work as complete as on any other 
day of the week." But following his 
" indulgence " it is stated that he " could 
not then get people to attend a week-day 
sermon in time of harvest." He was civil 
to the soldiers who were quartered in his 
parish, and had great influence in restraining 
them from abuses. He marr. at Edinburgh 
11th Oct. 1653, Jean Maxwell, who died 
in 1708, and had issue — John, Principal of 



150 



KILBARCHAN 



[PRESB. OF 



Univ. of Glasgow, bapt. 18th Aug. 1654; 
Elizabeth, born 7th Oct. 1655; James, 
bapt. 1st May 1657, died young; Marie, 
bapt. 20th May 1659 ; Elizabeth, bapt. 8th 
June 1660 ; James, min. of Barony, bapt. 
13th June 1662.— [Wodrow's Hist., i. 423, 
ii. 183 ; Baillie's Lett. ; Law's Memorialls ; 
Glasg. Tests. ; Crawfurd's Hist, of Renfrew- 
shire^ 

ARCHIBALD WILSON, licen. by 
Presb. of Paisley 26th Oct. 1668; 
1683 inst. 11th Oct. 1683; adhering to 
Episcopacy he was dep. (by Presb. of 
Glasgow) after the Revolution. He after- 
wards officiated in Glasgow, and was 
imprisoned for celebrating clandestine 
marriages. A collection to relieve his 
necessity was made by the Presb. of 
Glasgow in 1691. He marr. Annabella, 
daugh. of Major Hamilton of Forehouse, 
and had issue — Archibald, born 24th April 
1674 ; Barbara, born 9th March 1679 ; 
Margaret, born 3rd April 1681.— [Hector's 
Judicial Records, ser. ii., 138-141 ; Reg. 
Presb. Glasg., 2nd Feb. 1691.] 

JAMES STIRLING, son of John S., 
above-mentioned ; ord. (in a meeting- 
house) 8th June 1688 ; trans, to the 
Barony Parish, Glasgow, 27th June 1699. 

ROBERT JOHNSTON, born 1675, son 
of James J., merchant, Greenock ; 
bursar of Presb. of Dunfermline ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Paisley 22nd May 1700 ; ord. 16th 
April 1701 ; app. clerk of Presb. in 1703 ; 
died 27th Oct. 1738. He was buried at 
the west door of the church, where a mural 
tablet marks his grave. The inscription 
concludes with a Latin sentence forbidding 
any one to disturb his remains — " Ne 
liceat nemini defodere hanc urnani." He 
marr. Anne, youngest daugh. of Claud 
Hamilton of Barnes, and had issue — an 
only son James, major of the 61st Foot 
[his daugh. Mary Anne marr. Francis, 
Lord Gray of Kinfauns] ; Anna (marr. 
1741, William Cullen, M.D., Professor of 
Medicine in the Univ. of Glasgow), died 
1786 [she was mother of Robert Cullen 



(Lord Cullen), Scottish judge, 1742-1810] ; 
Mary; Margaret. — [Dunfermline Sess. Reg.; 
Family of Birnie of Broomhill ; Craw- 
furd's Hist. ; G. R. lnhib., 18th Sept. 
1708; Tombst.] 

JOHN WARNER, born 28th Aug. 1713, 
second son of William W. of Ardeer 

1*739 

and Janet Hamilton ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Irvine 30th Aug. 1737; ord. 13th Sept. 
1739; died unmarr., 8th March 1786, "a 
great farmer, an enlightened philosopher 
and theologian." Publication — A Letter 
to the West-Country Farmers concerning 
the Difficulties and Management of a Bad 
Harvest (Paisley, 1773). — [Love's Mem., i. ; 
Mackenzie's Kilbarchan.] 

PATRICK MAXWELL (MAXTON), 
l787 born 1747, son of John M., farmer, 
parish of Auchterarder ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow; MA. (1767); licen. by 
Presb. of Dunbarton 26th Sept. 1776; pres. 
by the Trustees of James Milliken of 
Milliken (in whose family he had been tutor); 
ord. (after appeal to the General Assembly) 
5th July 1787 ; died 19th Dec. 1806. He 
marr. (1) 27th Jan. 1789, Elizabeth Cochran, 
who died s.j). 22nd Oct. 1803: (2) 24th 
Dec. 1804, Charlotte Sprengell, who died 
s.p. at Portobello, 22nd Nov. 1832. Publi- 
cation — Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, xv.). 



1802 



ROBERT DOUGLAS, second son of 
James D. of Barloch, Stirlingshire ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Paisley 22nd Oct. 1801 ; called 
15th April, ord. (assistant and successor) 
10th June 1802 ; died 17th April 1846. He 
marr. 3rd July 1811, Janet (died 18th April 
1873), daugh. of John Monteath, D.D., 
min. of Houston, and had issue — James, 
M.A., surgeon, Glasgow, born 16th Nov. 
1812, died 22nd Feb. 1844 ; Anne Cunning- 
ham, born 27th Aug. 1815 (marr. 24th Aug. 
1841, James Fergusson Murdoch, W.S., 
Procurator-Fiscal for Ayrshire) ; John Mon- 
teath, solicitor, Cupar-Fife, afterwards 
stockbroker in London, born 21st April 
1819, died 26th Dec. 1899; Robert, engineer, 



paisley] 



KILBARCHAN— LEVERN 



151 



Kirkcaldy, born 8th March 1822 ; George 
Cunningham Monteath, D.D., LL.D., rain, 
of the Free Church, Bridge of Weir, 
1852-7, Moderator of the Free Church 
Assembly, 1894, Professor of Hebrew, and 
Principal of the United Free Church 
College, Glasgow, born 2nd March 1826, 
died 24th May 1904 ; Campbell, architect, 
Glasgow, born 14th June 1828, died 14th 
April 1910 ; Carstairs, M.A., LL.D., mission- 
ary of the English Presbyterian Church, to 
China (1855-77), born 27th Dec. 1830, died 
at Amoy 26th July 1877. Publication — 
Account of the Parish {New Stat. Ace, vii.). 



ROBERT ARCHIBALD,.adm. (assistant 
and successor) 14th March 1844 ; 
trans, to New Monkland 12th Feb- 
1846. 



1844 



1847 



ROBERT GRAHAM, born Paisley, 13th 
July 1820, eldest son of James G. 
and Agnes Wallace ; educated at 
Lochwinnoch School and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1846) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow ; 
assistant at Campsie ; chaplain to Univ. 
of Glasgow; ord. 19th Feb. 1847; D.D. 
(Glasgow 1869) ; died 11th Nov. 1895. He 
marr. 31st July 1861, Margaret Andrew, 
daugh. of Archibald Glen, and had issue — 
Henrietta, born 18th June 1862, died 19th 
May 1869. 



1895 



ROBERT DUNBAR MACKENZIE, 
born Grantown, 21st Dec. 1863, son of 
Alexander M. and Elsie Dunbar ; 
educated at the Grammar Schools of Gran- 
town-on-Spey and Old Aberdeen, Univs. 
of Aberdeen and St Andrews ; M.A. 
(St Andrews 1887), B.D. (St Andrews 
1889); licen. by Presb. of Abernethy in 
1889 ; assistant at Dalkeith ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 15th Nov. 1892. Marr. 14th 
Nov. 1917, Christina Martin, daugh. of 
William Martin Scott, Paisley, and has 
issue — Alexander, born 3rd Sept. 1918. 
Publications — Kilbarchan : a Parish His- 
tory (Paisley, 1902) ; A Description of the 
Kilbarchan Copy of the Solemn League and 
Covenant, being a Supplement to the History 
of Kilbarchan (Paisley, n.d.) 



LEVERN (Q.S.). 

[A church was opened here on 23rd 
March 1835. On 30th May 1836 a chapel 
constitution was granted to it, and a 
definite district given it. The parish of 
Levern was disjoined from the parishes 
of the Abbey of Paisley and Eastwood 17th 
Jan. 1866.] 



1836 



ANDREW BORLAND PARKER, ord. 
22nd July 1836 ; trans, to Lesmaha- 



gow 28th Feb. 1839. 



1839 



THOMAS BRYDSON, ord. 6th Nov. 
1839; trans, to Kilmacolm 29th 



Aug. 1843. 



1843 



ANDREW M'EWEN, born Muthill; 

educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; min. 

of a Presbyterian Congregation at 
Holywell, 1839-40, of the Scots Church, 
Longtown, 1840-3 : adm. to this charge 5th 
Oct. 1843 ; dep. by the General Assembly 
in 1851 ; died at 173 Sauchiehall Street, 
Glasgow, 9th April 1852. 

v JAMES BURNS, ord. 15th Jan. 1852 ; 
1852 trans, to Nairn 11th Sept. 1854. 



1855 



JAMES INGRAM, born Kilmarnock, 
1830, second son of James I. ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 

(1850), B.D. (1870) ; ord. 25th Jan. 1855 ; 

adm. first min. of the parish 7th Feb. 1866 ; 

died unmarr., 24th Feb. 1894. 

THOMAS COOK, born Gateside, 
Paisley, 18th May 1869, son of 
1894 Archibald C. and Jane Martin ; 
educated at Paisley Grammar School and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1890) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Paisley in 1893 ; assistant at 
Penpont ; ord. 5th Sept. 1894. Marr. 28th 
July 1896, Annie, daugh. of Robert Robson, 
and has issue — Archibald Robson, born 
21st July 1897 ; Thomas, born 18th April 
1900. Publications — In a Far Country 
(Paisley, 1896) ; In Memoriam : Colonel 
Robert King, Levemholme (Glasgow). 



152 



LINWOOD— LOCHWINNOCH 



[PRESB. OF 



LINWOOD (Q.S.). 

[The parish was disjoined from Kil- 
barchan and the Abbey Parish of Paisley 
by the Court of Teinds on 19th Jan. 1880.] 

JAMES WALLACE, born Lochwinnoch, 
son of James W. ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 14th June 
1860 ; res. 18th Jan. 1867 ; died at Loch- 
winnoch 16th April 1881. 

JAMES DOUGLAS, ord. 27th June 
1867 ; trans, to Kinning Park, Glas- 



1860 



1867 



gow, in Feb. 1873. 



1873 



1880 



WILLIAM MILNE, ord. 11th Sept. 
1873 ; adm. first min. of the parish 
in 1880; trans, to St Cyrus 18th 
May 1880. 

JOHN ADAMSON ABERNETHY, 
born Parkhead, Glasgow, 24th March 
1854, son of Peter A. and Marion 
Adamson ; educated at High School and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow in 1877 ; assistant at Kingarth, 
Bute, and Tron Parish, Glasgow j ord. 28th 
Sept. 1880. Marr. 16th Sept. 1886, Mar- 
garet Arneil, daugh. of William Gray, and 
has issue — Peter Adamson, manager, Clyde 
Iron Works, born 10th June 1887 ; William 
Gray, C.A., born 7th April 1890 ; Margaret 
Marion, born 6th Sept. 1892. 



LOCHWINNOCH. 

[The church of Lochwinnoch belonged 
to the Abbey of Paisley. It was dedicated 
to St Gwinoch. In 1504 John, first Lord 
Sempill, built in this parish St Mary's 
Collegiate Church of Lochwinnoch, now a 
picturesque ruin. The founder fell at 
Flodden in 1513. His body was then 
brought home, and buried in St Mary's 
beside the remains of his first wife, 
Margaret, daughter of Sir Robert Colvill 
of Ochiltree. An elaborate and somewhat 
florid mural monument over their grave 
commemorates Lord and Lady Sempill. 
On the wall of another part of the ruined 
church is a simpler and finer memorial in 
honour of their son Gabriel Sempill of 



Cathcart, who died in 1587. Lochwinnoch 
church was rebuilt in 1806.] 

1574 NINIAN SEMPILL, reader in 1574. 

WILLIAM CUMMING, min. from 1578 
1578 to 1580.— [Reg. Assig.] 

ANDREW KNOX, M.A. ; min. in 1581 ; 
1581 trans, to Paisley about 1585. 

[THOMAS YOUNGER, min. of Inverkip 
1591 had charge of this parish in 1591.] 

JOHN ROSS, M.A. (Glasgow 1581); 

,^„„ mentioned as min. in 1593. — [Ren. 
1593 . . \. j 

Assig.j 

PATRICK HAMILTON, M.A. ; min. in 
1596 1596 ; trans, to Paisley in 1607. 

ALEXANDER HAMILTON, second 
leu son °^ J ames H. of Torrance ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1599); ord. to Houston 31st July 1606; 
trans, and adm. before 1611 ; died between 
18th Jan. and 28th May 1646, aged about 
67. He is said to have been "a naughty 
man," but he was not "the father of the 
good laird of Halcraig" as stated by 
Wodrow. He marr. Ann Hamilton, and 
had issue — James. — [Reg. of Deeds, ccxx. 
77, dxv., 405 ; Glasg. and Edin. Tests. ; 
Wodrow's Anal., iii., 22.] 

HUGH PEEBLES of Mainshill; M.A. 
1647 (Glasgow, 1634); pres. by John, 
Earl of Lauderdale, 18th Feb., and 
ord. 2nd June 1647. He was a member of 
the Commissions of Assembly, 1648-9 ; 
joined the Protesters in 1651 ; refused to 
submit to Episcopacy ; was accused at the 
Diocesan Synod, Oct. 1663, of continued 
wilful absence from its meetings ; deprived 
about 1665. In Jan. 1666 he was called 
before the Privy Council for having 
preached on a Sunday evening at his 
house of Mainshill, and ordered to confine 
himself to the burgh of Forfar. He was 
allowed to return under caution, but on 
18th Aug. 1670, refusing to come under 
obligations, he was confined to Dunbarton 
and a mile around. He was restored about 
1676, but was again before the Privy 
Council 11th Aug. 1677 for not keeping the 
rules. He returned after the Toleration 



paisley] 



LOCHWINNOCH 



153 



and was present at the meeting of Synod 
30th Aug. 1687 ; was restored under the 
Act of Parliament 25th April 1690; died 
May 1691, aged about 77. He marr. 
Elizabeth, daugh. of Sir John Cunningham 
of Glengarnock, and had issue — a daugh. 
(marr. Matthew Hani mill of Roughwood). 
— [Wodrow's Hist., i., 327 ; Glasg. T'ests. ; 
Metcalfe's Hist, of the County of Renfrew, 
290.] 

ROBERT AIRD, MA. (Glasgow 1628) ; 
1666 was schoolmaster of Stranraer ; ord. 
to Stranraer 9th Oct. 1633 ; dem. 
27th June 1638 ; adm. to Cumbrae before 
April 1642 ; trans, and inst. between 22nd 
Feb. and 5th April 1666; still in the 
charge 2nd Feb. 1669. He marr. Janet 
Campbell, who died 1st June 1668. — [Isles 
Tests. ; Tombst.] 

1676 HUGH PEEBLES, M.A., see above. 



1683 



WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM, passed 
trials before the Presb. of Dalkeith 
and had a certificate for licence 3rd 
Nov. 1681 ; pres. by William, Earl of Dun- 
donald ; inst. 1st Aug. 1683 ; deprived in 
1689. 

1687 HUGH PEEBLES, M.A., see above. 

JOHN PAISLEY, born Paisley, 1658, 
,_ . son of Bailie P. and Elizabeth, 
sister of Janet Ferguson in the 
Wool ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
was chaplain to Sir James Maxwell of 
Pollok, Bart. ; licen. by Presb. of Paisley 
25th March 1691 ; called 26th May, and 
ord. 15th Sept. 1691 ; declined a call to 
Foveran in 1693 ; died 18th April 1728. He 
marr. Anna (died 2nd June 1760), daugh. 
of Patrick Simson, min. of Renfrew, and 
had issue — Patrick, min. of Kilmarnock ; 
John, surgeon, Glasgow ; Margaret ; Jean, 
died 29th March 1791.— [Glasg. Tests.; Acts 
of Ass., 1698 ; Wodrow's Anal., v., 411.] 

JOHN PINKERTON, MA. (Glasgow, 
1723 4th May 1719); licen. by Presb. of 
Paisley 16th Nov. 1726; chaplain to 
Sir James Maxwell of Pollok, Lord Justice- 
Clerk ; pres. by Thomas, Earl of Dun- 
donald, and ord. 15th Dec. 1728 ; died 3rd 



1788 



Jan. 1750, aged about 50. He marr. Sarah 
Martin, who died 17th Jan. 1770, and had 
issue — William, born 1731. 

JOHN COUPER, perhaps son of William 
-,___ C, New Monkland, educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow; M.A. (1739); licen. by 
Presb. of Paisley 19th Oct. 1737 ; called 9th 
Aug., and ord. 28th Sept. 1750 ; died 19th 
Dec. 1787. He had considerable reputation 
as a scholar. He marr. 22nd Oct. 1751, Sarah 
Mackill, who died 12th March 1796, and had 
issue — James, D.D., min. of Baldernock, 
afterwards Professor of Astronomy in the 
Univ. of Glasgow, born 9th Aug. 1752 ; 
Elizabeth, born 14th March 1755 ; William, 
M.D., surgeon, Glasgow, born 19th Feb. 
1757, died 21st May 1843 ; John, born 24th 
April 1759 , Sarah, born 11th March 1762 
(marr. George Sym, D.D., min. of New Kil- 
patrick) ; Alexander, born 2nd June 1766. 
— [Crawfurd's Hist. ; Tombst.'] 

JAMES STEVEN, born Glasgow, eldest 
son of Andrew S. ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; M.A. (1776) ; ord. min. 
of Albion Street Chapel-of-Ease, Glasgow, 
9th July 1782 ; pres. by William MacDowall 
of Garthland (on the unanimous requisition 
of the parishioners) 17th May, and trans, 
and adm. 15th Aug. 1788; died unmarr. 
21st June 1801. He was an enthusiastic 
Volunteer at the time of the threatened 
French Invasion. Publications — The Neces- 
sity of Arming at the Present Juncture, a 
sermon (Glasgow, 1797) ; Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xv.). 

JAMES CRAWFURD, born Cadder, 
1802 1^ 50 > third son of William C. ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 5th Sept. 1781 ; 
ord. to Port - Glasgow Chapel - of - Ease 
[Newark] 8th July 1785 ; pres. by William 
MacDowall of Garthland ; trans, and adm. 
4th Feb. 1802 ; died unmarr. 7th May 1814. 
He had been incapacitated for duty from 
January 1809, and the work of the parish 
was carried on by a series of assistants. 

ROBERT SMITH, born Grassmilnside, 

1 Kilmaurs, 12th March 1787, second 

son of Robert S., farmer, and 

Margaret Smith ; educated at Univ. of 



154 



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[PRESB. OF 



Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Paisley 6th 
Oct. 1812 ; pres. by the heritors Nov. 1814 ; 
ord. 2nd March 1815. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843 ; min. of Lochwinnoch 
Free Church, 1843-65 ; D.D. (U.S.A., 1845) ; 
died 22nd Jan. 1865. He marr. 28th March 
1820, Marjory (died 8th May 1881), eldest 
daugh. of Captain William Barr of Loch- 
side, and had issue— Mary Barr, born 8th 
Feb. 1821 ; Margaret, born 9th Oct. 1822 ; 
Robert Barr, merchant, Adelaide, born 4th 
Feb. 1824 ; Jane Skeoch, born 10th Oct. 
1825 ; William Barr, born 21st April 1827, 
died 19th July 1828 ; Marjory, born 17th 
Feb. 1829; Janet, born 27th Jan. 1831; 
William Caldwell, M.D. (Glasgow, 1854), 
I.M.S., born 10th April 1833, died 21st 
Sept. 1913 ; John Caldwell, born 5th Feb. 
1836 ; James Dunlop, born 11th Jan. 1838, 
died 26th Jan. 1839 ; James Hugh, died 
15th June 1841. Publications — A Sermon 
Preached in the Nexo Church of Greenock 
(Greenock, 1836) ; " A Discourse preached 
during the Prevalence of Influenza " (Scot- 
tish Christian Herald, June 1837); "Letter 
containing Remarks on the Present Posi- 
tion of the Church of Scotland explained 
and vindicated" (Edinburgh Christian 
Instructor, New Ser., iii.) ; Memoir of 
Agnes Hutton (1843) ; Piety in Hiimble 
Life (1845) ; Tracts on the Roman Catholic 
Controversy, iii. (Paisley, 1852) ; The Life 
and Remains of Duncan J/' Parian, D.D,, 
Renfrew (Paisley, 1856) ; The Testimony of 
Scripture concerning Intoxicating Liquors ; 
Account of the Parish {New Stat. Ace, 
vii.). — [Robertson's Ayrshire, i., 156 ; The 
Lochwinnoch Election (1814).] 

WILLIAM GRAHAM, born Newhouse, 
1843 Lesmahagow, nth May 1807, second 
son of James G., farmer ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Lanark ; ord. by Presb. of Lanark to South 
Shields 26th June 1833; trans, to Cale- 
donian Chapel, Newcastle ; adm. to this 
charge 7th Sept. 1843 ; died 5th Nov. 1872. 
He marr. 8th Sept. 1841, Mary Coxall 
(born 15th Jan. 1807, died 3rd Jan. 1875), 
daugh. of Thomas Thomson, M.D., and 
had issue — James Thomas, min. of Dean 
Park Parish, Govan, born 1st Oct. 1842 ; 



Katherine Harrison, born 13th Sept. 1845 
(marr. Dr Orr.) 

ROBERT ZUILLE GILFILLAN, born 
1873 Glasgow, 23rd April 1843, son of 
Robert G. and Agnes M'Kellar ; 
educated at Normal School and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; MA. (1867), B.D. (1871) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow in 1870 ; assistant at 
Carluke ; ord. to North Parish, Paisley, 
20th June 1872 ; trans, and adm. 26th 
June 1873, died 23rd Dec. 1892. He marr. 
28th Oct. 1873, Agnes Brodie Smith, born 
9th March 1848, and had issue — Agnes 
Brodie, born 28th Aug. 1874 ; Robert 
M'Kellar, accountant, Chile, born 3rd Dec. 
1875 ; Brodie Smith, min. of Inch, Wigtown- 
shire ; George Zuille, shipper, Glasgow, 
born 13th July 1879 ; Mary, born 8th May 
1881 ; Jessie Laing Smith, born 25th May 
1884; Isabella, born 21st March 1886; 
Henrietta Alice Lee Harvey, born 9th 
Dec. 1887. 

WILLIAM SINCLAIR STEVENSON, 
1893 born Johnstone, Renfrewshire, 8th 
April 1865, son of William S. and 
Jane Sinclair ; educated at Johnstone 
School and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow 8th June 1892 ; ord. 
4th April 1893. Marr. 20th June 1893, 
Isabella, daugh. of Hugh Black, Rothesay. 



MEARNS. 

[The vicarage of Mearns belonged to the 
Abbey of Paisley. In the parish church 
there was an altar of St Bride. At Capelrig 
in the parish stood a chapel belonging to 
the Order of the Temple.] 

JAMES DOBIE, reader, 1574 to 
1574 1576. 

ARCHIBALD EGLINTON, reader, 
1576 1576 to 1580. 

PATRICK ADAMSON, min. of Paisley, 

1584 had charge here in 1584. 

ANDREW NORMOND or NORMAN, 

1585 reader in 1585. 

1586 JOHN YOUNG, reader in 1586. 

JOHN HAY, MA. ; min. in 1588 ; trans. 
1588 to Renfrew after 15th Dec. 1592. 



paisley] 



M EARNS 



155 



ANDREW HAY, M.A., son of Andrew 
H., min. of Renfrew ; min. at Erskine 
in 1590; trans, to this charge in 
1593. On 7th May 1594, the Presb. of 
Glasgow complained to the Presb. of Paisley 
as to H.'s conduct while resident within 
their bounds, " he noways behaving himself 
according to his calling." — [Beg. Assig. ; 
Glasg. Presb. Reg.'] 

GEORGE MAXWELL of Auldhouse, 
1594 son °^ J° nn M. of Auldhouse ; min. 
of Neilston in 1593 ; trans, and adm. 
in 1594. Apparently non-resident, he was 
ordered by the Presb. 26th Aug. 1635, to 
reside in the parish " that he may visit the 
sick, and do the other incumbent duties.'"' 
He died Nov. 1648. He marr. (1) Janet, 
daugh. of John Millar of Newton, and had 
issue — John, progenitor of the Maxwells of 
Pollok and Keir, min. of Eastwood : (2) 
Jean (died after 8th Jan. 1621), daugh. of 
William Mure of Glanderston, and had 
issue — William of Springkell, advocate ; 
George, apprenticed to Patrick Forbes, 
merchant, Edinburgh, 23rd Jan. 1622 ; 
Alexander ; Patrick ; James, min. of Kirk- 
gunzeon : (3) Janet Douglas of Waterside, 
who survived him, and had issue — George ; 
Hugh, ancestor of the Dalswinton family ; 
Gabriel ; David ; Robert ; Jean (marr. 
William Hamilton of Ruinemure). — [Beg. 
Assig. ; Glasg. Tests. ; Caldwell Papers, i. ; 
Inq. Bet. Gen., 8653 ; Playfair's Baronetage, 
viii., 323 ; Maxwells of Pollok, i., 55.] 

[HUGH CUNNINGHAM, MA. ; min. 

1649 a ^ -^ a y' Ireland ; adm. here " until a 
door be opened for return to his 

own charge " 1st Nov. 1649 ; went to 
Erskine in 1651.] 

[DAVID GEMMILL, MA. (Glasgow 

1650 1643) ; was min. of a Presbyterian 
congregation in Ireland, which he 

left on account of persecution ; adm. here 
temporarily 10th Sept. 1650, apparently 
as colleague; died July 1651, aged about 
28. He marr. Elizabeth Montgomerie, who 
survived him, and had issue — Peter, Bailie 
of Glasgow, a pioneer of the sugar trade 
there.— [Glasg. Tests. ; M'Ure's Glasgow.] 



"[JOHN BURNETT, chaplain to Lord 
Wemyss : was called to the parish in 
1652, but probably did not accept. — 
[ Wemyss Book, i., 263.] ] 

WILLIAM THOMSON, MA. (Edin- 
1653 burgh, 30th July 1646); ord. 11th 
Aug. 1653 ; deprived by Act of 
Parliament 11th June, and Decreet of 
Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662. He marr. 
Christian Mercer, and had issue— Thomas. 
— [Prot. Book of Alexander Forbes, 40.] 



1665 



JAMES TAYLOR, MA. (Glasgow 1627), 
schoolmaster at Kilmarnock ; ord. 
to Greenock 11th Feb. 1640. Joined 
the Resolutioners in 1651 ; trans, and adm. 
20th July 1665; died March 1668, aged 
61. He marr. Jean Stewart, and had 
issue — John, served heir 11th March 1669 ; 
Margaret (marr. Robert Boyd, min. of Car- 
munnock) ; Janet (marr. William Stewart, 
min. of Inchinnan) ; Helen (marr. Archi- 
bald M'Neil).— [Glasg. Tests. ; Inq. Bet. 
Ayr, 563 ; Beg. of Deeds, 2nd Feb. 1663 ; 
G. B. Inhib., 2nd May 1670; Baillie's Lett.; 
Bailiary of Cunningham Homings, 25th 
June 1644.] 

ROBERT FLEMING, M.A.; trans.- from 
1669 M°mg a ff) and inst. 7th Jan. 1669 ; 
trans, to Kirkintilloch after 4th 
May 1681. 

JOHN TAYLOR, MA. ; trans, from 
Libberton, Lanarkshire ; pres. by 
Sir Archibald Stewart of Blackball, 
Bart., 29th April, and inst. before 13th 
July 1681 ; trans, to Second Charge, 
Paisley, before 10th Nov. 1685. 



1681 



1686 



JAMES INGLIS, inst. 22nd May 1686 ; 
deprived at the Revolution [after- 



wards min. of Muthill]. 



JOHN GLEN, educated at Univ. of 

1688 Glasgow (bursar in 1676) ; licen. by 

Presb. of Glasgow 9th Nov. 1687; 

ord. 27th Feb. 1688; died between 8th 

July and 15th Sept. 1691. 

JAMES M'DOUGALL, licen. by Presb. 

of Paisley 21st Jan. 1691 ; ord. 24th 

1691 Sept. that year; died May 1712. 

Wodrow speaks of him "as an honest, 



156 



MEARNS 



[PRESB. OF 



painful, gospel min." He niarr. Jan. 1692, 
Grisell Stewart, and had issue— Susanna 
(marr. Alexander Stevenson, writer, Irvine). 
— [Glasg. Tests. ; Canongate Reg. {Marr.) ; 
Crawford's Hist. ; Wodrow's Anal., i., 57.] 

HENKY HUNTER, born 1681, son of 
1713 Patrick H. of Hunterston, and 
Marion Cunningham ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; pres. by John Stewart 
of Blackhall, and ord. 28th April 1713; 
died 29th Nov. 1731. He marr. 30th Sept. 
1715, Margaret (died 13th Jan. I742),daugh. 
of James Stewart of Lumloch, and had 
issue —Patrick ; Annabella ; Marion (marr. 
John Lyle, merchant, Glasgow). — [Glasg. 
Beg. (Marr.); Glasg. I'ests.; Wodrow's 
Anal.] 



1733 



GEORGE MACVEY [MACVIE], M.A. 
(Glasgow, 27th Jan. 1707); was 
chaplain to Mrs Stewart of Black- 
hall ; licen. by Presb. of Paisley 27th Aug. 
1717; called 18th July 1732; ord. 25th 
July 1733 ; died 23rd Oct. 1751, aged 63. 
He marr. 28th Jan. 1737, Elizabeth Leckie, 
who died 28th Dec. 1755, and had issue — 
Stewart, born 26th April 1738; Janet, 
born 8th Jan. 1741 ; George, born 17th 
Oct. 1742. 

ALEXANDER CRUICKSHANK, born 
1752 Aberdeenshire, 1724, son of John O, 
merchant ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 1735-9, and Univ. of 
Glasgow in 1742 ; licen. by Presb. of 
Haddington 5th Jan. 1748 ; pres. by Sir 
Michael Stewart of Blackhall, Bart., and 
ord. 26th Sept. 1752 ; died 22nd Jan. 1791, 
aged 67. He marr. 2nd April 1759, Jean 
Alexander, who died before 1786, and had 
issue — Mary, born 1st May 1760, died 
young ; Stewart, born 22nd Feb. 1 762, 
died at Bristol, 23rd July 1824; William, 
born 24th July 1764, died young ; Jean, 
born 19th May 1766, died young. 

GEORGE M'LATCHIE of Humbie, in 
1788 ^ e P ar ^ sn ' b° rn Glasgow, 5th April 
1757, eldest son of Robert M., school- 
master ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 



M.A. (1774) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
2nd Dec. 1778; called 7th Feb., and ord. 
(assistant and successor) 11th April 1788 ; 
D.D. (Glasgow 1808); died unmarr., 13th 
Aug. 1833. He was tutor to John Wilson, 
" Christopher North," who resided with 
him for some years. Publication — Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xvii.). 

DONALD MACKELLAR, born Knap- 
1834 dale, Argyllshire, second son of Neil 
M., merchant; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Haddington 
12th Dec. 1826 ; pres. by Sir Michael Shaw 
Stewart of Ardgowan, Bart., and ord. 20th 
Feb. 1834 ; Clerk of Presb., 1834-68 ; died 
unmarr., 9th Jan. 1868. 

MUNGO REID, born Glasgow, 23rd 
March 1838, second son of Mungo 
R. and Jessie Heron ; educated at 
High School and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1859); licen. by Presb. of Islay in 1863; 
assistant at St Andrew's Parish, Glasgow ; 
ord. to Lochgelly, May 1865 ; trans, and 
adm. 30th July 1868; D.D. (Chicago, 
U.S.A., 1884). Marr. 30th Aug. 1887, 
Isabella Hamilton, daugh. of Adam Pear- 
son, and has issue — Eric Pearson, born 19th 
Feb. 1890, died 22nd Aug. 1890 ; Ada Mary 
(marr. 10th Feb. 1917, Charles John 
Paterson, son of Charles Alfred Paterson, 
Principal of Church of Scotland College, 
Madras). 

JAMES HUTCHISON COCKBURN, 
M.A., B.D. ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 9th Oct. 1908 ; trans, to 

Battlefield Parish, Glasgow, 10th Nov. 

1914. 

DAVID SCOTT, born Broughty-Ferry, 
4th April 1888, son of William S. and 
Patricia Bowie Findlay ; educated at 
High School, Dundee, and Univ. of St An- 
drews ; M.A. (1910), B.D. (1913) ; licen. by 
Presb. of St Andrews 7th May 1913 ; assist- 
ant at the Barony Parish, Glasgow ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 21st April 1915. 
Marr. 14th March 1917, Janet Fergu- 
son, second daugh. of Hugh Stevenson, 
Glasgow. 



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157 



NEILSTON. 

[The vicarage of Neilston belonged to the 
Abbey of Paisley. In 1594, this parish was 
annexed to the Presb. of Glasgow ; but it 
was soon restored again to that of Paisley. 
At Fereneze within the bounds there was a 
chapel of St Conal, where also is St Conal's 
Well.] 

PATRICK ADAMSON, min. of Paisley, 
1574 had charge in 1574. 

ROBERT ARTHUR, reader, 1574 to 
1574 1576. 

1578 JAMES DAVIDSON, reader, 1578-79. 
1580 JOHN RAMAGE, reader in 1580. 

PATRICK SHARPE, min. of Paisley, 
1584 had charge in 1584. 

v JOHN BROWN, min. in 1589 j went to 
1589 Blantyre in 1591.— [Beg. Assig.] 

JAMES LIVINGSTON, M.A. (Glasgow 
1585) ; min. of Kilbarchan in 1589 ; 
trans, and adm. in 1591. He probably 
left for some other charge. — [Beg. Assig."] 

GEORGE MAXWELL of Auldhouse; 
min. in 1593 ; trans, to Mearns in 



1593 



1594. 



ANDREW LAW, son of John L. of 
Spittal and Margaret Strang, and 
brother of James L., Archbishop of 
Glasgow; M.A. (Glasgow 1591); ord. to 
Stonehouse in 1591 ; trans, to Glasford in 
1593 ; trans, and adm. 15th July 1595 ; 
died before 21st May 1639. He marr. (1) 
Barbara Mure : (2) (cont. 15th Sept. 1624) 
Elizabeth, daugh. of Robert Mure of Cald- 
well, and widow of Gavin Hamilton of 
Raploch, and had issue — John, his heir, 
and successor in this parish ; Janet. — 
[Glasg. Tests. ; Inq. Ret.., Renfrew, 109, and 
Gen., 8630 ; Law's Memorialls ; G. R. 
Inhib., 2 ser., ii., 387 ; Reg. of Deeds, 
cccxcviii., 226.] 

JOHN LAW of Waterfoot, son of pre- 
ceding ; M.A. (Glasgow 1624) ; was 
on the Exercise in Presb. of Paisley 
8th May 1628 ; had a certificate for ordina- 
tion 28th June 1632, and adm. here shortly 
afterwards ; deprived for inefficiency April 



1632 



1649. On 14th Dec. 1659, the Presb. recom- 
mended him to charity, and Parliament 
granted him £100 sterling from vacant 
stipends, 12th July 1661. The date of his 
death is unknown. He marr. Agnes, daugh. 
of John Shearer, Provost of Stirling, and 
had issue — William of Lauriston, parish 
of Cramond, goldsmith [a business which 
then included money-lending and bank- 
ing], Edinburgh, died 1684. [He was the 
father of John of Lauriston, Controller- 
general of French finance, the famous 
speculator, who died in comparative 
poverty at Venice, 21st March 1729] ; 
John, apprenticed to Robert Gibson, gold- 
smith, Edinburgh, 12th Dec. 1649 ; William, 
apprenticed to Thomas Scott, goldsmith, 
Edinburgh, 27th Feb. 1650.— [Inq. Ret., 
Renfrew, 109, and Gen., 8630; Acts of 
Pari., vii. ; Pollok Papers, ii. ; Wood's 
Hist, of Cramond; G. R. Inhib., 2 ser., 
ii., 387 ; Reg. of Deeds, cccxcviii. 226, 
dxxxi. 121 ; Law's Memorialls ; Diet. Nat. 
Biog. ; Orig. Sas. in Register House.] 

WILLIAM SEMPLE, probably brother 
of Robert S. of Nether- Walking- 
shaw ; app. Regent in the Univ. 
of Glasgow 26th Oct. 1645 ; M.A. (Glasgow 
1645) ; ord. min. of a Presbyterian congre- 
gation at Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland, 
1647 ; being obliged " through the violence 
and persecution of the malignants and 
sectaries," to leave his charge there, he 
was adm. here 1st Nov. 1649. He re- 
mained till 18th Nov. 1653, when he 
returned to Letterkenny, and died in that 
charge, 19th Oct. 1674, aged about 50. A 
scholarly, pious man, he was, says Wodrow, 
"reckoned more eminent than any of the 
others that came from Ireland to the Presb. 
of Paisley."— [Wodrow's Hist., i., 327 ; Reg. 
Sec. Sig. ; Reid's Ireland, ii., 130.] 

HUGH WALKER, M.A. (Glasgow 

1651); ord. 17th Dec. 1657; died 

1657 March 1662, aged 31. He marr. 

Eupbam Mure, who survived him. — [Glasg. 

Tests.] 

ALEXANDER KINNEAR, M.A. ; min. 
„ 000 in 1663; trans, to Bothwell 6th 

1663 T , _ 

July 1670. 



158 



NEILSTON 



[PRESB. OF 



ANDREW MILLAR, born about 1630, 
son of Andrew M., min. of Girvan ; 
educated at Irvine School and Univ. 
of Glasgow; M.A. (1650); adm. to Dailly 
about 1660; deprived by Act of Parlia- 
ment 11th June, and Decreet of Privy 
Council 1st Oct. 1662; still mentioned as 
min. 17th Dec. 1663. He was fined 2000 
merks for baptizing the child of a neigh- 
bouring min. On 3rd Sept. 1672, he was 
adm. here as an "indulged" min. The 
Privy Council cancelled his indulgence 6th 
Oct. 1684, because he did not read the 
Proclamation regarding the deliverance of 
the King and the Duke of York from 
the Rye House plot; he was imprisoned 
in the Edinburgh Tolbooth and in Black- 
ness Castle for refusing to bind himself 
not to preach, but was liberated on 12th 
March 1685. He died Jan. 1686. He 
marr. Margaretta (alive 7th March 1693), 
daugh. of John Montgomerie of Cockelbie, 
and had issue — Katherine (marr. 1696, 
Robert Graham of Kirkhill) ; Andrew, died 
young ; Robert, min. of Paisley ; Margaret 

(marr. Aird of Milton).— [Wodrow's 

Hist, ii., 203; Nisbet's Heraldry, ii., 42; 
Crawfurd's Hist. ; Glasg. Tests.] 

JOHN KINNEAR, M.A. (Edinburgh 
1681) ; passed trials before the 
Presb. of Dalkeith, and had a testi- 
monial for licence, 15th June 1686; inst. 
13th May 1687; outed at the Revolution; 
died in Edinburgh, 14th April 1702, aged 
50. He marr. Janet (died 10th Feb. 1711), 
sister of Robert Meldrum, min. of Yester, 
and had issue— John ; James. — [Edinburgh 
Tests. ; Edin. Reg. Bur. ; Reg. of Deeds, 
Mack., 22nd March 1711.] 

v DAVID BROWN, ord. 12th March 
1688 ; trans, to Blackfriars Parish, 
1688 Glasgow, 6th Feb. 1701. 

JOHN MILLER, bapt. 30th Dec. 1677, 
son of Robert M., min. of Ochiltree ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. 
by Presb. of Ayr 26th Nov. 1701; called 
16th Feb., and ord. 6th May 1703. He was 
elected Dean of the Faculty of Divinity in 



1703 



the Univ. of Glasgow 26th June 1718, but 
did not accept ; died 17th May 1732. He 
marr. Janet, daugh. of James Adam of 
Kirkton, merchant, Glasgow, and had issue 
— an only child, Grizell, born 1708 (marr. 
William Grant, Lord Prestongrange), died 
30th Sept. 1792. [Her daughters, Janet, 
Agnes, and Jean became the wives of John, 
fourth Earl of Hyndford, Sir George Suttie 
of Balgone, Bart., and Robert Dundas of 
Arniston, Lord President of the Court of 
Session.] — [Nisbet's Heraldry, ii., 42 ; Glasg. 
Tests. ; Glasg. Com. Deeds, 20th Sept. 1707.]. 

ALEXANDER CLARK, born 1703, son 
l7g3 of James C, min. of the Tron 
Parish, Glasgow; M.A. (Glasgow, 
17th Dec. 1727) ; held the office of Librarian 
1727-31; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 1st 
Sept. 1731 ; pres. by Thomas, Earl of Dun- 
donald, and ord. 24th July 1733; died 
unmarr. 8th Sept. 1736. It was said of 
him that in his day there was "neither a 
minister nor preacher so accomplished in 
the West of Scotland." His sister, Lilias, 
was his executor. — [Glasg. Tests. ; Caldivell 
Papers, i. ; Acts of Assembly, 1733; Craig's 
Life.] 

HENRY MILLAR, son of Robert 
7 ? M., min. of First Charge of Abbey, 
Paisley ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Paisley 24th 
April 1734; pres. by Thomas, Earl of 
Dundonald, 19th Jan., and ord. 10th May 
1737; died 13th Nov. 1771. He was a 
man of much public spirit and enterprise. 
Succeeding to the fortune of his brother 
Andrew, the celebrated London book- 
seller, he employed it, in conjunction 
with his chief heritors, in setting up an 
inkle [braid] manufactory in the parish, 
thereby stimulating the introduction of a 
number of other manufactures to which Neil- 
ston owes its great modern prosperity. He 
marr. 27th Aug. 1745, Robina (died 12th 
Nov. 1754), daugh. of Alexander Cochrane 
of Craigmuir, and had issue — Marion, born 
27th July 1746 (marr. William Fulton, 
manufacturer, Maxwelltown) ; Robert, born 
21st May 1749, died 3rd Aug. 1763; Alex- 
ander of Dalnair, advocate, born 20th Jan. 



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159 









1751, died 30th June 1790 ; Elizabeth, born 
25th Oct. 1754 (marr. Alexander Napier of 
Blackston). — [Crawfurd's Hist, ; New Stat. 
Ace, vii.] 

JOHN WILSON, licen. by Presb. of 
1772 Edinburgh 27th Feb. 1765 ; pres. by- 
Alexander Wilson of Glanderston 
11th Jan., and ord. 16th July 1772; died 
26th April 1784. He marr. 19th April 1773, 
Elizabeth Walker, who died 5th Feb. 1807, 
and had issue — Susannah Alexis, born 5th 
Feb. 1774 (marr. Robert Auld, D.D., min. of 
Ayr) ; Alexander Philips, born 12th Sept. 
1775 ; John Graham, born 13th June 1778 ; 
Eliza Robina, born 27th May 1780, died 
16th June 1781. 

JOHN MONTEATH, M.A. j trans, from 

Houston, elected by the parishioners 

20th Sept. 1784 ; pres. by Archibald 

Speirs of Elderslie, and adm. 18th March 

1785 ; re-trans, to Houston 1st Sept. 1797. 

WILLIAM HOOD, born 1772, eldest 
son of William H., farmer, Tar- 
bolton; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 26th Nov. 
1794; elected 18th Sept. 1797; pres. by 
Archibald Speirs of Elderslie, and ord. 22nd 
Feb. 1798 ; died 26th Feb. 1804. He marr. 
4th Feb. 1799, Janet (died 15th Jan. 1864), 
daugh. of John Robinson [or Robertson], 
and had issue — William, born 18th Dec. 
1799 ; John, born 17th Feb. 1801 ; Catherine, 
born 1st Oct. 1802 ; Agnes, born 11th Jan. 
1804. 

ALEXANDER FLEMING, born Kil- 
1Rn4 marnock, 1760, youngest son of 
Robert F., workman ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1797) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Irvine 20th Jan. 1801 ; elected by 
the parishioners in June ; pres. by Archibald 
Speirs of Elderslie, and ord. 27th Sept. 
1804 ; D.D. (St Andrews, 7th Nov. 1835) ; 
died unmarr. 10th June 1844. In conse- 
quence of his action in refusing to preach 
in the church which had become too 
small to hold the parishioners, and hold- 
ing services in a tent in the churchyard, 



the General Assembly, on complaint by the 
heritors, ordered him, 28th May 1828 to 
conduct service in the church. An action 
raised against the heritors to compel them 
to provide suitable accommodation being 
decided both in the Court of Session and 
House of Lords against that contention, led 
to the formation of the General Assembly's 
Committee for Church Extension. In 1833 
the Assembly recorded its thanks to F. 
for his zeal and labours in the case. 
Publications — Tivo Letters to the Lord 
Provost of Glasgow on the Subject of the 
Organ introduced into St Andrew's Church 
(Glasgow, 1808) ; Answers to a Statement of 
the Proceedings of the Presbytery of Glas- 
gow relative to the Use of an Organ 
(Glasgow, 1808) ; Letter to a Young Friend 
in Ayrshire, on a Question discussed in the 
Synod of Glasgow ivhich involved the 
Subjects of Liberty and Necessity (Glasgow, 
1810) ; Full Statement of the Interesting 
Cause before the Very Rev. the Synod 
of Glasgow and Ayr from the Presb. of 
Paisley (Paisley, 1812) ; Examination of 
the Resolutions adopted by a Meeting of 
Gentlemen after discussing the Merits of 
a Pill to be brought into Parliament 
anent Building and Endowing Churches in 
the City of Glasgovj (Glasgow, 1814) ; 
Answer of the Kirk-Session of Neilston to 
the Heritors' Publication (Paisley, 1820) ; 
Letters on Pluralities; Remarks on an 
Assumed " Statement of Facts " put forth by 
the Heritors of Neilston (Glasgow, 1827) ; 
The Reviewer Reviewed, being a Criticism 
on the Church of Scotland Magazine, which 
attempted to impugn the Rev. Dr Cook's 
Pamphlet on Calls (Glasgow, 1835); An 
Historical Lecture on Teinds or Tithes 
(Glasgow, 1835) ; Sermon delivered at the 
Admission of the Rev. R. Stevenson, certified 
under a Charge of Heresy (Glasgow, 1836) ; 
Letter to the Right Hon. Sir Robert Peel, 
Bart. (Glasgow, 1842) ; Strictures on the 
Hypotheses of Ttvo Supreme Co-ordinate 
Potvers with Reference to Patronage and 
Non- Intrusion, by Gnimelf Rednaxela [i.e. 
Alexander Fleming] ; Account of the 
Parish (New Stat. Ace, vii.). — [Acts of 
Assembly, 1823, 1827-35; Life, by his 
relative, John Fleming, min. at Paisley.] 



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[PRESB. OF 



HUGH AIRD, born 15th Jan. 1813, son 
of John A., shoemaker, and Helen 
Fairbairn ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh; ord. to Wishaw 7th March 
1844 j trans, and adm. 17th April 1845 ; 
died 4th Sept. 1872. He marr. 2nd April 
1838, Agnes Anderson, born 5th April 1817, 
died s.p. 5th May 1890. 

THOMAS MILLER, born Ayr, 16th 
March 1835, second son of Thomas 
M. and Janet Bone ; educated at 
Ayr Academy and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Ayr 10th Aug. 1859 ; missionary 
at Howwood ; ord. to Wandel and Laming- 
ton 11th Aug. 1862 ; trans, to St Stephen's, 
Glasgow, 28th April 1866 ; trans, and adm. 
8th May 1873; died 21st Sept. 1878. He 
marr. 11th June 1868, Christina Gladstone 
(died 7th Sept. 1911), daugh. of James 
Sommerville, manufacturer, Glasgow, and 
had issue — Thomas, shipowner, Glasgow, 
born 9th April 1869 ; William James 
Sommerville, min. of West Coates, Edin- 
burgh ; Agnes Sommerville, born 4th 
June 1871 (marr. Andrew Boyd Scott, 
min. of Lansdowne U.F. Church, Glas- 
gow); Hugh, M.B., Ch.B., lieut. R.A.M.C., 
born 6th March 1877. 



PETER MACLEOD, born Muckcroft, 
1879 Gampsie, 1843, son of Peter M. 
and Mary Macfarlane ; educated at 
Cadder School and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow ; assistant at 
Neilston and Rothesay ; ord. to St Luke's, 
Lochee, 17th Sept. 1874 ; trans, and adm. 
29th April 1879 ; died s.p. 17th Dec. 1896. 
He marr. 24tb July 1877, Mary, daugh. 
of William Gray and Elizabeth Moffat. 
She survived him, and marr. (2) 3rd April 
1899, Colonel Robert James Bennett. 

ROBERT BARR, born Bearsden, New 
1895 Kilp atr i c k, 1st May 1863, son of 
William B. and Hannah Kirk ; edu- 
cated at New Kilpatrick School and Univ. 
of Glasgow; M.A. (1894); licen. by Presb. 
of Dunbarton in 1892 ; assistant at Martyrs' 
Parish, Paisley ; ord. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) 10th Jan. 1895. 



PAISLEY. 

[St Mirin! s or The Abbey Parish. — Where 
the Abbey Church of Paisley now stands, 
there was from a very early time a church 
dedicated to St Mirin. It would appear 
also that it was built over the saint's tomb. 
Around that church this parish arose. 
From the church, too, the place got its 
name of Baisleac or Paisley, meaning a 
large or notable church. This word bais- 
leac, a Gaelic term of Greek origin, is not 
of frequent occurrence, and may never have 
been very commonly applied. But there 
are other places so named in Scotland, and 
several in Ireland. When the Monastery 
of Paisley was founded as a Cluniac Priory 
in 1169, the parish church of St Mirin was 
granted to it. The pious founder, Walter, 
first High Steward of Scotland, transferred 
at that time to Paisley a monastic com- 
munity which he had himself set up at 
Renfrew in 1163. The monks thus settled, 
first at Renfrew and then at Paisley, were 
brought from an English Priory at Much 
Wenlock in Shropshire, the High Steward's 
native district. St Mirin, to whom the 
place had long been dedicated, was retained 
as patron of the new monastery, but in 
its dedication there were joined with him 
St Mary, St James, the patron of Renfrew, 
and St Milburga of Wenlock. Many bene- 
factions were bestowed upon the High 
Steward's foundation by his descendants, 
notably by his son and grandson, Alan 
and Walter, the second and third High 
Stewards. In 1219 Pope Honorius III. 
raised Paisley to the rank of an abbey. 
In 1307 it was burned by an English army 
under Aylmer de Valence. A restoration 
was speedily begun, and in 1334 Pope 
Benedict XII. conferred on its Superior 
the dignity of a Mitred Abbot. By 1459 
the abbey buildings were complete again. 
Embellishments and enlargements now 
went steadily on, for the monastery was 
very rich. In 1484 Abbot George Shaw 
enclosed with lordly walls and gateways 
the extensive precincts of the abbey. The 
tower which rose from the crossing of the 
church is said to have been of great height. 



paisley] 



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161 



But it is very doubtful whether that tower 
was ever completed until recent times. 
The last addition of great importance was 
the building of a new choir, without aisles, 
about 125 feet long. When the work had 
made some progress, the great central 
tower fell. Its fall wrecked the north 
transept, and did much damage to other 
parts of the church, and to the conventual 
buildings. But little had been done to- 
wards repairing this disaster when the 
abbey was suppressed in 1560. The Abbey 
Church, such as it was, soon became the 
parish church of Paisley. But only the 
nave, crossing, and south transept were 
habitable. The north transept was a roof- 
less ruin ; most of the tower had fallen, 
and the walls of the new choir were barely 
half built. There does not seem to have 
been any renovation undertaken till 1862, 
when the nave was restored. Near the 
end of the nineteenth century there was 
carried out a further restoration of the 
transepts, St Mirin : s Chapel, and the lower 
part of the tower. In 1913 began a com- 
plete restoring and finishing of the whole 
church, with the tower, cloisters, and some 
remains of the monastic buildings. The 
cost of this, estimated at about £40,000, is 
being borne by members of the well-known 
Paisley family of Clark. The work is still 
in progress under the hands of Patrick 
MacGregor Chalmers, architect, Glasgow. 
The total length of the church is over 260 
feet. Within St Mirin's Church were 
buried the founder and most, if not all, 
of the High Stewards and their near 
kindred. Among these was Walter, the 
sixth of the line, who was knighted on the 
battlefield of Bannockburn for notable 
achievements done that day. Here, too, 
lies his young wife, Marjorie, daughter of 
King Kobert I., and mother of Robert II. 
When Robert III. died at Rothesay Castle, 
he also was buried in this church. At- 
tached to the south transept is St Mirin's 
Chapel, in which of old were the shrines of 
St Mirin and St Columba. There were 
also in the church, altars of St Mary, St 
Ninian, St Nicholas, St Peter, St Katherine, 
and St Anne. At the Broomlands, near 
the town, was a Chapel of St Roque with 

VOL. III. 



seven roods of adjoining land belonging to 
it. Beside the Lady Burn there was a 
Chapel of St Mary. Another chapel stood 
at Blackball, and at Cruickston there was 
a hospital. In 1577 the Grammar School 
of Paisley was founded by royal charter, 
and was endowed with the revenues of a 
number of the chapels and altars of the 
abbey. Yearly fairs were held at Paisley 
in honour of St Mirin, St James, and St 
Marnoch. For a lengthy account of St 
Mirin and his apostleship, see Brown's 
History of Paisley, vol. i., chap. 2.] 

First Charge. 

WILLIAM MACFINGOUN, MA. ; 
probably a pre-Reformation priest 
who conformed and became reader 
in 1572. 



1572 



PATRICK ADAMSON [or CON- 
1572 STANT], formerly min. of Ceres, 
and an advocate ; returned to the 
ministry and was adm. to this charge Aug. 
1572. In 1574, Kilbarchan, Mearns, and 
Neilston were also under his care. He 
resided in Glasgow, not being able to 
obtain a lodging in Paisley, and was 
sharply rebuked by the Assembly for not 
"waiting on his cure." He became chap- 
lain to the Regent, James, Earl of Morton, 
and was afterwards Archbishop of St 
Andrews (q.v.). — [Melville's Diary (Banna- 
tyne Club), 42 ; Diet. Nat. Biog.] 

ANDREW POL WART [POLWARTH], 
studied at Geneva, and was adm. 
min. here at Martinmas 1574. He 
was one of a committee appointed by the 
Assembly for correcting an edition of the 
English Bible then being printed by Alex- 
ander Arbuthnot and Thomas Bassandyne 
[the first Bible issued in Scotland]. He 
experienced great difficulty in the per- 
formance of his ministerial duties, being 
hindered in every possible way, and his 
life threatened if he remained. After 
two years he was loosed from his charge 
" that he may serve uther quhair it please 
God to call him, because of the contempt 
of discipline, thair manifest vices, minacing, 
and boasting of him in doing his deutie, his 



1574 



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[PRESB. OF 



1577 



1585 



labours cannot be profitable to them." He 
became min. of Cadder in 1578. — [Beg. 
Assig. j Reg. Min. ; Wodrow Miscell., L, 
382; Calderwood's Hist., iii , 328, 350; 
Knox's Works, vi. ; Melville's Autob. ; Book 
of the Kirke, iii., 324, 342 ; Lees's Abbey of 
Paisley, 240.] 

THOMAS SMEATON, adm. in 1577 or 
1578 ; app. Professor of Divinity and 
Principal of the Univ. of Glasgow 

[in succession to Andrew Melville] in 1580 

(q.v.) and min. of Govan. 

PATRICK SHARPE, min. at Paisley, 

15a4 Neilston, and Kilbarchan in 1584. — 

[Audit of Exchequer, 22nd July 1584.] 

ANDREW KNOX, trans, from Loch- 
winnoch, and adm. here in 1585 ; 
became Bishop of the Isles (q.v.) 
12th Feb. 1605. After visiting his See, he 
wished to continue min. of Paisley, and 
made overtures for the appointment of 
a colleague, but neither the Presb. nor 
the magistrates and inhabitants would 
entertain his proposal. He did not actually 
quit this charge until 12th Nov. 1607. — 
[Metcalfe's Hist, of Paisley, 212 ; Scottish 
Review, xx. ; Hatfield MSS., vii., 246.] 

PATRICK HAMILTON, MA. ; elected 
1607 fr° m a l ee t °f three 23rd April ; 
trans, from Lochwinnoch and adm. 
between 12th Nov. and 25th Dec. 1607. 
He was not in the charge after 1610, but 
was adm. to Cambuslang after 3rd July 
1628.— [Brown's Hist, of Paisley, 81.] 

ARCHIBALD HAMILTON, born 1579, 
son of Claud H. of Barnes, Dun- 
bartonshire ; Regent in the Univ. 
of Glasgow, of which he was D.D. ; was on 
the leet with Andrew Boyd, min. of Eagles- 
ham, and Patrick Hamilton, his predecessor, 
27th March 1606; adm. before 8th June 
1610. In 1612 he built a manse (now 
demolished) for the mins. of the First 
Charge of the Abbey Parish, and a stone 
set over the entrance bore his own initials 
with those of his wife. He was a member 
of the Perth Assembly 25th Aug. 1618, and 
of the Court of High Commission 15th 
June 1619 ; was app. Bishop of Killala 



1610 



in Ireland 21st May, and consecrated in St 
Peter's Church, Drogheda, 29th June 1623. 
On 20th April 1630 he was made Arch- 
bishop of Cashel and Emly. He incurred 
the displeasure of Archbishop Laud for 
having "upon his own authority com- 
manded a fast once a week for eight weeks 
together throughout his province," as well 
as for being in possession of the tem- 
poralities of no fewer than sixteen vicar- 
ages. When required to explain matters 
he pleaded inability to travel to Dublin, 
owing to an acute attack of sciatica. Laud 
wrote to the Earl of Strafford : " Do you 
not think it would lame any man to carry 
sixteen vicarages ? But surely that burden 
will help him to a sciatica in his conscience 
sooner than in his hips." Shortly after the 
rebellion of 1641 he left Ireland and settled 
in Sweden. He is said to have died at 
Stockholm in 1659, but another account 
gives Upsala in 1658. He marr. (1) a lady 
whose initials, A.L., only are known : (2) 
a daugh. of James Haig of Bemersyde and 
Elizabeth, wet-nurse of Elizabeth, Queen 
of Bohemia (daugh. of James VI.), daugh. 
of Thomas M'Dowall of Stodrig, and had 
issue. He is said to be the ancestor of 
several Hamilton families in Sweden. — 
[Row's Hist., 269 ; Glasg. Tests., 15th Jan. 
1622 ; Notes and Queries, 3rd ser., vol. v. ; 
Ware's Works, edited by Harris ; Records 
of Town Council of Paisley ; Monumenta 
Ullarakeriensia cum Uftsalia Nova Illus- 
trata (Stockholm, 1719); Diet. Nat. 
Biog.] 

ALEXANDER HAMILTON, MA. ; 

dem. either before the date fixed for 
his settlement in 1625, or within a 
few months thereafter. 



1625 



^ROBERT BOYD of Trochrig, Ayr- 
shire, born Glasgow, 1578, eldest 
son of James B., Archbishop of 
Glasgow; educated at Ayr School and 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1594); went 
to France and taught at Tours ; became 
Professor of Philosophy (Arts) atMontauban, 
1599-1604 ; min. at Verteuil, 1604-6 ; trans, 
to Saumur in 1606 ; was Professor of 
Divinity there in 1608 ; app. Principal of 
Glasgow Univ. Jan. 1615 ; elected to 



paisley] 



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163 



Greyfriars' Parish, Edinburgh, 18th Oct. 
1622, with the Principalship of Edinburgh 
Univ. in conjunction ; dem. in 1623 ; pres. 
to this charge (at the earnest desire of the 
parish) by James, Earl of Abercorn, 1625 ; 
adm. 1st Jan. 1626; dem. in Aug. that 
year, having been assaulted at the instance 
of his relative, Marion Boyd, Countess 
Dowager of Abercorn, who had become a 
Komanist, and her son Charles. In B.'s 
absence the doors of his house were 
broken open, his books littered on the 
floor, and his furniture thrown into the 
street. This so affected him that on 14th 
Sept. 1626 he sent a formal resignation of 
his charge to the Presb. He retired to 
Trochrig, and died in Edinburgh (where 
he had gone for medical advice) of a 
malignant growth in the throat, 5th Jan. 
1627. He was a person of singular piety, 
great learning and admirable eloquence in 
French, Latin, and Greek. He marr. at 
Saumur, May 1611, Anna, daugh. of Sir 
Patrick Maliverne of Viniola, knight (she 
survived him, marr. (2) 1629, Dr George 
Sibbald, and died before 14th Dec. 1654), 
and had issue — Robert ; John of Trochrig ; 
Anne ; Margaret ; Janet. Publications — 
Hecatombe ad Christum Servatorem (Edin- 
burgh, 1627., 1825) ; A Spirituall Hymne, 
or the Sacrifice of a Sinner, to be offered 
upon the Altar of a Humbled Heart to 
Christ our Redeemer, Inverted in English 
Sajyphicks, from the Latin of that Revered, 
Religious, and Learned Divine, Mr Robert 
Boyd [by Sir William Mure, younger of 
Rowallan] (Edinburgh, 1628) ; In Epistolam 
Pauli Apostoli ad Ej)hesios Praelectiones 
(London, 1652 ; Geneva, 1661) ; Monita de 
filii sui primogenita institutione (Edin- 
burgh, 1701); Ode, "D. Georgio Sibbaldo, 
M.D." (Del.Poetar. Scot., A., 209); "Verses 
to King James " {Muse's Welcome) ; Extracts 
from Obituary {Bannatyne Miscell., i). 
He left in MSS., Sermons, 3 vols. ; Apody- 
terium ; Sermons in French, several vols. ; 
Philotheca. — [Glasg. Reg. {Marr.) ; Glasg. 
Tests. ; Wodrow Biog., ii. ; Baillie's Lett., 
iii., 226; Inq. Ret. Ayr, 99, 345, Gen., 
3973; Robertson's Ayr, iii., 307; P. C. 
Reg., i., 309, 421, 422; Rivet's Life of 
Boyd ; Diet. JYat. Biog. ; Reid's Divinity 



Principals in the Univ. of Glasgow, 115 
et seq.] 

JOHN HAY, M.A. ; trans, from Killellan, 
162*7 anc ^ a< ^ m - 21st May 1( ^27 ; trans, to 
Renfrew 28th April 1628. 

JOHN CRICHTON, cousin of Robert 
lg2g Baillie, Principal of Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; M.A. (St Andrews 1619) ; ord. 
to Abercorn in 1622 ; trans, to Campsie 
27th April 1623; pres. by James, Earl of 
Abercorn ; coll. 28th Aug., and adm. 6th 
Sept. 1629. On 26th July 1638, the 
parishioners brought against him no fewer 
than thirty -four charges on matters of 
doctrine and conduct, and "having found 
witnesses that he was ane professed 
arminiane and popish champion, him the 
Assemblie all in one voice deposed," 5th 
Dec. 1638. He petitioned the Presb. 10th 
May 1649, stating that as he was now 
chaplain to James, Marquess of Ormond, 
a chaplain-major in the army, and installed 
in the Trinity Kirk of Dublin, he should 
be reponed. The Presb. referred him to 
the Assembly, which sent the matter back 
to the Presb. What followed does not 
appear. In 1655 he is styled Professor of 
Physic in Glasgow, and in 1661 he had a 
grant of vacant stipends. — [Baillie's Lett., 
i. 123, iii. 434 ; Balfour's Annals, ii., 308 ; 
Lees's Paisley Abbey, 284-95 ; G. R. Inhib., 
10th Jan. 1656 ; P. C. Reg.. 1661.] 

HENRY CALVERT [or CULWORT], 
1M1 an Englishman by birth ; ord. by 
Andrew, Bishop of Raphoe, as assist- 
ant to Edward Brice, min. at Broadisland, 
Co. Antrim, 4th May 1629; adm. to Old- 
stone or Muckamore (now Killead) 17th June 
1630 ; dep. by Henry, Bishop of Down, 1636, 
for refusing to subscribe the Canons. On 
27th May 1641 he was pres. to this parish 
by James, Earl of Abercorn, and adm. 1st 
July that year. In 1642, " considering the 
charge an over-great burden to one," he 
had a colleague appointed. He was seized 
with gout in 1647, and "having been sud- 
denly overtaken with a palsie" died after 
22nd June 1653. "Of a fervent spirit and 
vehement delivery in preaching, and withal 
very diligent, he was a blessing to his 



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[PRESB. OF 



people." He marr. Barbara Boyd, who 
died before 9th May 1679.— [Glasg. Tests. ; 
Reid's Ireland, i., 115, 221 ; Baillie's Lett., 
iii., 43 ; Livingston's Charac. ; Blair's 
Autob., 73. 

JOHN DRYSDALE, M.A. (Glasgow, 
26th July 1637). He had been 
probably ord. to a charge in Ireland, 
and was adm. here as colleague Oct. 
1650 ; outed on the establishment of 
Episcopacy in 1661. Being charged with 
turbulent and seditious practices 9th Dec. 
1662 he was ordered to be arrested 
by the Privy Council. He fled and 
perhaps returned to Ireland. — [Wodrow's 
Hist., i., 327.] 

ALEXANDER DUNLOP, born 1621, 
son of Archibald D., son of Auchens- 
keith ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1638); ord. to Second Charge 12th 
Sept. 1644 ; sometime chaplain in the 
army ; in 1651 he joined the Protesters ; 
trans, to this charge, and adm. 28th Dec. 
1653. In 1654 he was app. by the English 
Privy Council on the committee for author- 
ising admissions to the ministry in the 
province of Glasgow and Ayr ; deprived on 
the establishment of Episcopacy in 1661, and 
ordered to quit the kingdom 6th Jan. 1662. 
It was proposed to send him to Holland, 
but Sir Robert Cunningham, the king's 
physician, intervened, saying " that they 
might as well execute him on the scaffold 
as send him to the sea, for he could not be 
twenty-four or forty-eight hours upon the 
sea but it would be his death, for by his 
extraordinary study and labour in Paisley 
he had brought his strong body so low that 
he could not live upon the sea for a very 
short time." He appears to have retired 
to Culross. After the hopes of the Cove- 
nanters had been disappointed at Rullion 
Green, he died, it is said, of a broken heart, 
at Bo'ness, 13th March 1667. He marr. 

(1) 1646, Jean Mure, who died July 1647 : 

(2) Elizabeth, daugh. of William Mure of 
Glanderston. The latter having attended 
a conventicle in a private house, was im- 
prisoned by order of the Privy Council 6th 
Nov. 1676, until she found caution to remove 
from Edinburgh and six miles around it. 



He had issue — William, Principal of Glas- 
gow Univ. (q.v.), born 1654, died March 
1700 ; James, merchant, Rotterdam ; 
Margaret (marr. James Stirling, min. of 
Kilbarchan). Among his descendants were 
Alexander Murray Dunlop of Corsock, 
M.P., and Robert Herbert Story, D.D., 
Principal of the Univ. of Glasgow. — 
[Edin. Reg. (Marr.) ; Edin. Tests. ; Wod- 
row's Anal., iii. 21, iv. 19 ; Wodrow's 
Hist., i., 318 ; Caldwell Papers, i. ; Feme's 
Life of Carstairs ; Nicoll's Diary ; Baillie's 
Lett. ; Birth Briefs, Lyon Office.] 

WILLIAM PIERSON, M.A; trans. 
1663 fr° m Kinnaird, an d adm. before 29th 
Oct. 1663 ; trans, to Dunfermline 
17th Jan. 1666. 



1667 



JAMES CHALMERS, born about 1625, 
second son of William C, min. of 
Boyndie; M.A. (King's College, 
Aberdeen, 1645); adm. to New Machar 
before 21st Oct. 1651 ; trans, to Cullen 
after 20th April 1652; app. by Parliament 
22nd Feb. 1662, one of the Visitors of the 
Univ. of Aberdeen ; trans, to Dumfries 
before 11th Dec. 1662; trans, and adm. 
before 24th Oct. 1667 ; dem. after 4th April 
1670 ; died that year. He marr. (1) a 
daugh. of William Scroggie, Bishop of 
Argyll : (2) Elspeth (buried in Greyfriars 
13th March 1692), sister of Robert Petrie of 
Portlethen, Provost of Aberdeen, and had 
issue — James, min. of Kirkpatrick-Fleming ; 
Charles, W.S., afterwards captain in the 
Scots Guards ; Robert, born 26th March 
1667; Elizabeth, buried in Greyfriars, 
Edinburgh, 30th June 1692 ; Anna (marr. 

(1) Elliot, merchant, London : (2) 

Alexander Brown, periwig maker and 
barber, Edinburgh, son of Gideon B., min. 
of Smailholm) ; and two who died in 
infancy. — [Edin. Bapt. Reg. ; St Andreiv's 
Tests. ; Nisbet's Heraldry, i., 309 ; Reg. 
Collat.; Consistorial Processes, No. 149 
(Scot. Record Soc.).] 

MATTHEW RAMSAY, son of a burgess 
1669 of Glasgow; M.A. (Glasgow 1643); 
adm. to Old Kilpatrick 28th Sept. 
1648 ; confined to his parish on the estab- 
lishment of episcopacy, and solicited to 



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accept the Archbishopric of Glasgow by 
the Chancellor, but declined. Accused 
30th July 1663 before Privy Council of 
factious and seditious carriage, was ordered 
10th Aug. to wait on and satisfy Lord 
Middleton the Commissioner, but declin- 
ing to join in the new Synods and Presby- 
teries, was deposed Oct. 1665 ; he had an 
indulgence here, 22nd Sept. 1669, became 
infirm 16th Dec. 1669; died May 1671, 
aged about 48. He is described as "a 
person of most shining piety, stayed 
gravity, greatest eminency of gifts, extra- 
ordinary sweetness of temper, and most 
peaceable behaviour." He marr. (1) Eliza- 
beth, daugh. of John Lothian, min. of Old 
Monkland, and had issue — Matthew ; 
Thomas, min. of Cadder ; John ; Robert, 
bursar at Edinburgh Univ., 14th Oct. 1668 ; 
David, imprisoned for keeping conventicles 
in 1679; Margaret (marr. Patrick Brock, 
maltman, Glasgow) : (2) Mary Padie, who 
survived him! — [Glasg. Bapt. Beg. ; Glasg. 
Tests, ; Wodrow's Hist., L, 427 ; Crawford's 
Hist. ; Burnet's History of his own Times ; 
Law's Memorialls ; G. B. Inhib., 20th Sept. 
1673.] 

• JOHN BAIED [or BAIRDIE] of Sel- 
1669 vac tee ; M.A. (St Andrews 1648) ; on 
the Exercise in that Presb. 5th May 
1652 ; adm. to Innerwick 26th Jan. 1654 ; 
deprived by Act of Parliament 11th June 
and Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; 
granted indulgence with the preceding by 
the Privy Council 16th Dec. 1669 ; he was 
fined in a half year's stipend by the Privy 
Council 8th July 1673 for not observing the 
anniversary of the Restoration ; dep. 10th 
April 1684 for repeating the same offence ; 
died Feb. or March 1685, aged about 57. 
He was a man "of thin, small body, but 
of great spirit, took little food and drank 
much spring well water, eminent for piety, 
gravity, and learning," and having " a rare 
gift of neat, accurate, and well - studied 
popular preaching." He marr. (cont. 21st 
July 1658), Margaret (died at Inverkeithing 
in the end of 1684), daugh. of James Bruce, 
min. of Kingsbarns, and had issue — James, 
surgeon, who was a source of great vexation 
to his parents ; Sophia (marr. Robert 



Alexander, principal clerk of Session) ; 
Margaret. Publications — Violent the Re- 
view ; Balm from Gilead, or the Differ- 
ences about the Indulgence stated and 
impleaded (London, 1681). He left a 
MS. treatise Be Magistrate and another 
On hearing Curates. — [Wodrow's Hist., ii., 
216 ; Fountainhall's Diary ; Crawford's 
Hist, i G. B. Inhib., 21st April 1675 ; G. R. 
Sas., xxv., 395.] 

ANTHONY SHAW, M.A., formerly 
1672 min. of Colmonell; granted indulg- 
ence with the two preceding by the 
Privy Council 3rd Sept. 1672 ; [afterwards 
min. at Loudoun.] 

JOHN FULLARTON of Greenhall, 
1684 Argyll, born about 1645, son of 
James M'Cloy of Ballochindryan and 
Jean Stewart, probably grandson of Donald 
M'Cloy F., min. of Kilmodan ; M.A. (Glas- 
gow 1665) ; passed trials before Presb. of 
Dunoon ; was recommended 9th Dec. 1668 ; 
adm. to Kilmodan before 2nd June 1669 ; 
trans, before 12th Nov. 1684 ; outed at the 
Revolution ; consecrated a bishop of the 
non-jurant church in Edinburgh 25th Jan. 
1705 ; elected to the diocese of Edinburgh 
in 1720 ; died at Greenhall, Glendaruel, 
27th April 1727, aged about 82. He marr. 
(1) Anna (died 28th July 1679), second 
daugh. of George Haldane, W.S. : (2) before 
1682, Barbara Hamilton, and had issue — 
John of Greenhall ; Alexander ; William ; 
Jean, Barbara (marr. cont. 29th Jan. 1718, 
Patrick Lamont of Stronalbanich. — [Argyll 
Tests.; Rule's Sec. Vindication; Keith's 
Scottish Cat., 524 ; Tombst. ; Wodrow's 
Anal., i., 309; Rebuffer Bebuffed ; G. B. 
Sas., lxvii., 330 ; Inventory of Lamont 
Bapers, No. 1152 (Scot. Bee. Soc).] 

ANTHONY MURRAY, M.A.; trans. 

1688 fr° m Coulter, Lanarkshire; adm. 
2nd April 1688 ; returned to Coulter 

after 27th. Feb. 1689. 

WILLIAM LEGGAT [LEGATE], M.A. 

1689 (GU as go w 1661) ; entered on trials for 
licence in Ireland 29th July 1670 ; 

min. at Dromore, Co. Down, which he left 
and resided in Fenwick ; adm. to this 
parish salvo jure ecclesios Hibernicos 22nd 



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[PRESB. OF 



Aug. 1689 ; member of Assembly in 1690 ; 
returned to Dromore after 11th Nov. 1691 ; 
died about 1697. — [Maitland Miscell., iv. ; 
Reid's Ireland, ii., 465 ; Reg. Gen. Ass., 
1690 ; Mackie's Description.] 

- THOMAS BLACKWELL, called 5th 
16g4 April 1693; ord. 28th Aug. 1694; 
trans, to Aberdeen 9th Oct. 1700. 

THOMAS BROWN, a native of Glasgow, 
1701 studied theology at the Univ. there ; 
licen. by that Presb. 4th Aug. 1697 ; 
ord. to Second Charge, Paisley, 4th May 
1698 ; trans, and adm. 5th March 1701 ; 
died in Nov. or Dec. 1708. He marr. 15th 
Aug. 1698, Mary, daugh. of Archibald 
Erskine, merchant burgess, Glasgow (alive 
in 1749), and had issue — David, min. of 
Port Glasgow ; George, writer, Edinburgh ; 
William. — [Glasg. Marr. Beg. ; Edin. and 
Glasg. Tests. ; Brown's Hist., 94.] 

ROBERT MILLAR, born 1672, son of 
7 Andrew M., min. of Dailly; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. 
by Presb. of Paisley 3rd Feb. 1697; ord. 
to Port Glasgow 18th Aug. 1697 ; called 
20th Oct., trans, and adm. 28th Dec. 1709 ; 
died 16th Dec. 1752. He marr. 10th June 
1702, Elizabeth (died 30th Sept. 1759), 
daugh. of John Kelso of Kelsoland, and 
had issue — Andrew, bookseller, London, 
publisher of the first or folio edition of 
Johnson's Dictionary : [Millar's patience 
was sorely tried by Johnson's unpunctu- 
ality, and when the last sheet was handed 
to him he exclaimed, " Thank God I have 
done with him ! " WTien this was reported 
to Johnson he replied, with a smile, "I am 
glad that he thanks God for anything"], 
born 1707, died 8th June 1768 ; John, min. 
of Old Kilpatrick ; Henry, min. of Neilston ; 
Robert, M.D., went abroad ; William, of 
Walkingshaw ; Archibald, captain H.M.S. 
Lyon, died 7th Sept. 1766; Anna (marr. 
Peter Scott, min. of Laigh Church, Paisley) ; 
Elizabeth (marr. James Hamilton, min. of 
this parish) ; and perhaps others. Publi- 
cations — History of the Propagation of 
Christianity and Overthrow of Paganism, 
2 vols. (Edinburgh, 1723); History of the 
Church under the Old Testament from the 



Creation of the World (Edinburgh, 1730), 
fol. reprinted in 8 vols. (Paisley, 1789). — 
[Glasg. Tests. ; Nisbet's Heraldry, ii., 42 ; 
Wodrow's Corresp). ; Boswell's Johnson ; 
Diet. Nat. Biog.] 

JAMES HAMILTON, born 19th Dec. 
7 1721, eldest son of Robert H., min. 
of Hamilton ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 23rd 
Feb. 1748 ; ord. to Second Charge 24th April 
1751 ; pres. by William, Earl of Dundonald ; 
trans, and adm. 9th June 1753 ; died 14th 
March 1782. He is described as "a man 
of great knowledge, solid judgment, liberal 
manners, and enlarged sentiments." He 
marr. 3rd Aug. 1761, Elizabeth Millar (died 
s.p. 25th Sept. 1798), daugh. of his pre- 
decessor in this parish. — [Epitaphs ; Craw- 
furd's Hist.] 

v ROBERT BOOG, born Edinburgh, 13th 

1782 ^ e k* 1>746 ' son °^ R° Dert B., cutler 
in Canongate, and Mary Orrock ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh 28th Sept. 1772 ; ord. 
to Second Charge, Paisley, 21st April 1774 ; 
pres. by James, Earl of Abercorn ; trans, 
and adm. 29th Aug. 1782 ; D.D. (Glasgow, 
1st May 1812); died 24th July 1823. 
Through his exertions the Paisley Medical 
Dispensary and the Paisley House of 
Recovery were erected. He marr. 26th 
Feb. 1781, Mary (died 18th May 1827), 
daugh. of Humphrey Fulton, silk manu- 
facturer, Paisley, and had issue — Robert, 
born 15th Dec. 1781, died 1816; William, 
merchant, Rio de Janeiro, born 1st Dec. 
1783; Andrew, born 3rd July 1785, died 
24th Sept. 1789 ; Margaret, born 24th Jan. 
1787; John, born 9th Nov. 1788; Mary, 
born 8th Aug. 1790 (marr. 6th June 1841, 
Lieut.-Col. John Dalziel, Madras Army) ; 
Alexander, born 5th June 1792, died 13th 
April 1793; James, born 12th May 1795. 
Publications — Discourses selected from his 
MSS. [edited by Professor Mylne] (Glas- 
gow, 1824) ; Excursions through the Starry 
Heavens (Paisley, n.d.) ; "Account of Queen 
Bleary's Tomb " (Archceol. Scot., ii., 1822) ; 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, 
vii.). The MS. of his unpublished History 
of the Abbey is in the Paisley Library. — 



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[Scots Mag., 1783 ; Weavers' Mag., Paisley, 
ii., 92; Paisley Poets, i., 30; Brown's 
Paisley, i., 95.] 

ROBERT MACNAIR, born 10th Sept. 

1824 1790! ' son °^ J ames M., min. of 
Slamannan ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1808) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 8th Dec. 1813; ord. to Ballantrae 
11th May 1815 ; pres. by the tutor of James, 
Marquess of Abercorn ; trans, and adm. 9th 
April 1824; D.D. (Glasgow, 12th April 
1842); died 22nd July 1851. He marr. 
13th Oct. 1818, Jane (died at Leith, 1st 
March 1871), second daugh. of George Hill, 
D.D., Principal of Univ. of St Andrews 
and had issue — Harriet Scott, born 20th 
Aug. 1819, died 1st Nov. 1847 ; James, min. 
of Canongate Parish, Edinburgh ; George 
Hill, born 15th June 1823, died 23rd Dec. 
1835; Agnes, born 18th Jan. 1826, died 
1872 ; Robert, M.D., min. of Gourock ; 
Alexander Hill, C.E., India, born 5th Aug. 
1830, died 1897. Publications — An Address 
to the Heritors, Parishioners, and Con- 
gregation . . . shotoing the want of Church 
Accommodation and Pastoral Superintend- 
ence in the Paris]), and suggesting a Plan 
by which the Evils thence arising may in 
part be remedied (Paisley, 1836) ; Separation 
between Paul and Barnabas, a discourse 
(Paisley, 1843) ; Address to the Parishioners, 
especially the Congregation of the Abbey, 
on their Duty in the Present Circumstances 
of the Church of Scotland (Paisley, 1843) ; 
Account of the Town and Parishes of 
Paisley [with Robert Burns, D.D.] {Neiv 
Stat. Ace, vii.). 

ANDREW WILSON, born Lauder, 26th 
1852 Dec. 1816, son of John W., weaver, 
and Mary Law ; educated at Lauder 
School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Lauder 5th June 1843 ; ord. to 
Falkland 20th Sept. 1843 ; trans, and adm. 
19th Aug. 1852 ; died 5th March 1865. He 
marr. 15th May 1844, Sophia (died 24th 
Jan. 1898), daugh. of Robert Rule, Guernsey, 
surgeon, H.M. 86th Foot, and had issue- 
Elizabeth Sophia, born 13th June 1845, 
died 26th July 1861 ; John de Carteret, 
born 14th Aug. 1846, died 4 th March 1854 ; 
Maria Antonia, born 24th Feb. 1850; 



Andrew de Carteret, born 12th Aug. 1854 ; 
Robert Thomas, born 30th July 1858; 
Louisa Margaret, born 3rd Jan. 1861. Pub- 
lications — Three Sermons (Paisley, 1852) ; 
Pamphlet on the Scottish Education Ques- 
tion (Paisley, 1856). — [Brown's Hist, of 
Paisley, i., 108.] 

JAMES CAMERON LEES, D.D. ; 
lg65 trans, from Second Charge 28th 
June 1865 ; trans, to St Giles, Edin- 
burgh, 19th Oct. 1877. 

THOMAS GENTLES, born Falkirk, 
1878 12th Feb. 1838, son of Adam G. ; 
educated at Grammar School and 
Univ. of Aberdeen; M.A. (1857); ord. 
assistant at Alloa in 1872 ; trans, to Trinity 
Parish, Edinburgh, 18th April 1872 ; trans, 
and adm. 20th Dec. 1878 ; D.D. (Aberdeen, 
1891); died after service, 2nd May 1910. 
He marr. 11th Oct. 1865, Cecilia Wernicke, 
and had issue — Hemy Wernicke, M.D., 
in Chicago, U.S.A., born 15th Sept. 1866 ; 
Thomas Adam, M.A., LL.B., advocate, born 
26th Nov. 1867 ; Isabella Constance, born 
9th Feb. 1869 (marr. 1st June 1898, William 
Smith Lowson, Montreal) ; Emma Eliza, 
born 30th Sept. 1871 (marr. 24th July 1902, 
Alexander Munro MacRobert, M.A., advo- 
cate) ; Norman, MA., B.L., Moosejaw, 
Sask., Canada, born 3rd March 1873 ; 
Frank, engineer, Washington, U.S.A., born 
18th Aug. 1874 ; Robert Birnie, grain 
merchant, New York, born 9th Jan. 1877 ; 
David Alexander, born 9th Jan. 1879, 
died 8th Aug. 1898. Publication— 4 Plea 
for the Restoration of Paisley Abbey 
(Paisley, n.d.). 

ALEXANDER MILLER MACLEAN, 
1910 k° rn Killiemore, Mull, Argyllshire, 
27th June 1865, eldest son of Lachlan 
M., min. of North Knapdale ; educated at 
Ardnamurchan Parish School, High School 
and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1884), B.D. 
(1887); licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 
1887 ; assistant at St Mark's, Dundee, 
1887-9 ; inaugurated the mission which is 
now Beach Parish, Broughty Ferry ; ord. to 
Turriff 14th June 1889 ; trans, to Cramond 
15th Oct. 1896 ; trans, to Peebles 9th May 
1907 ; trans, and adm. 23rd Sept. 1910 ; pro- 



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moted scheme for the restoration of Paisley 
Abbey Church in 1911 ; app. Chaplain - 
in-Ordinary to the King in 1914 ; app. 
Vice-Convener of Committee on Highlands 
and Islands in 1914 ; served as chaplain in 
France, 1914-15, 1917-19 ; mentioned in 
despatches, and had C.M.G. in 1916 ; D.D. 
(Edinburgh, 1919). Marr. 19th March 1890, 
Mary, only child of Robert Brown, Edin- 
burgh, and has issue — an only child, Alice 
Mary Jeannie, born 18th June 1892 (marr. 
25th Nov. 1914, Valentine Beardmore 
Stewart, capt. H.L.I.). Publications — 
Queen Victoria and Her Time (Edinburgh, 
1901) ; Peace, a sermon (Edinburgh, 1902); 
In Memoriam, the Right Rev. Theodore 
Marshall, D.D. (Edinburgh, 1909) ; Paisley 
Abbey Restoration (Paisley, 1913) ; With 
the Gordons at Ypres (Paisley, 1916). 

Second Charge. 

[In 1641, a Second Charge was erected 
for the Abbey Parish. Its endowment was 
confirmed by Act of Parliament, 8th March 
1645.] 

ALEXANDER DUNLOP, MA. j called 
1644 April, an d orc *- 12th Sept. 1644; 
trans, to First Charge, 28th Dec. 
1653. 

JAMES STIRLING, born 1631, fourth 
1654 son °^ Alexander S., farmer, Clark- 
land, Stewarton ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; MA. (1648) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Paisley 18th Nov. 1653 ; ord. 12th June 
1654; deprived by Act of Parliament 11th 
June, and Decreet of Privy Council 1st 
Oct. 1662. He sailed from Leith for 
Bombay to be min. at one of the planta- 
tions, where he died from injuries sustained 
in falling from his horse, in 1671 or 1672. 
Publications — Joint-author [with Sir James 
Steuart of Goodtrees] of Naphtali, or the 
Wrestlings of the Clmrch of Scotland 
(1667). He wrote several political skits 
in reply to those of Francis Sempill of 
Beltrees.— [Wodrow's Hist., L, 281, 327.] 

WILLIAM ECCLES, formerly min. of 

72 the Second Charge, Ayr ; granted an 

indulgence here by the Privy Council 

3rd Sept. 1672 ; fined by the Council, 8th 



1698 



July 1673, for not observing the anniversary 
of the Restoration, and as he persisted in 
the same conduct, his indulgence was with- 
drawn 30th June 1684. He returned to 
Ayr in 1687. 

JOHN TAYLOR, MA. (Glasgow, 13th 
July 1671); ord. to Libberton, 
Lanarkshire, 27th Sept. 1677 ; trans, 
to Mearns before 13th July 1681 ; trans, 
and adm. before 10th Nov. 1685 ; outed at 
the Revolution. He was residing in the 
Castle of Doune, Nov. 1703, when the Privy 
Council inhibited him from preaching as 
he refused to take the Oath. — [Rule's Sec. 
Vindication ; P. C. Acta ; Perth Homings, 
9th March 1705.] 

THOMAS BROWN, ord. 4th May 1698 ; 
trans, to First Charge, 5th March 
1701. 

[From 1701 to 1722 the duties of both 
charges were performed by the min. of the 
First Charge.] 

ROBERT MITCHELL, MA. ; pres. by 
the tutors of William, fifth Earl of 
Dundonald, and ord. 27th Sept. 

1722; trans, to the Laigh Parish, Paisley, 

21st March 1739. 

WILLIAM FLEMING, educated at 
1*740 Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. 
of Hamilton 31st July 1733 ; ord. to 
Kirkintilloch 1st July 1735 ; pres. by the 
tutors of William, seventh Earl of Dun- 
donald ; trans, and adm. 26th June 1740 ; 
died s.p. 2nd Jan. 1747. He marr. Jean 
Wallace, who survived him, and marr. (2) 
11th July 1755.— [Glasg. Tests. ; Crawford's 
Hist. ; Mackie's Descript.] 

JAMES HAMILTON, pres. by William, 
Earl of Dundonald, 11th Nov. 1750 ; 
1 5 ord. 24th April 1751 ; trans, to First 
Charge, 9th June 1753. 

JOHN RAE, perhaps son of Robert R., 
Greenock ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; MA. (1737); licen. by 

Presb. of Dunoon 6th May 1744; pres. 

by William, Earl of Dundonald, and ord. 

24th Jan. 1754 ; died unmarr., 4th Sept. 

1757, aged 40. 



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ARCHIBALD DAVIDSON, pres. by 
1?58 Commissioner for William, Earl of 
Dundonald, and ord. 7th Sept. 1758 ; 
trans, to Inchinnan 20th Oct. 1761 [after- 
wards Principal of Univ. of Glasgow]. 

ALEXANDER KENNEDY, born Lead- 
1762 hills, 1732, son of Thomas K., wright ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 
10th June 1762 ; died 12th July 1773. He 
marr. 30th April 1762, Janet (died at Edin- 
burgh in 1S05), daugh. of William Russell 
of Slipperfield, West Linton, merchant, 
Leith, and had issue — Janet, born 27th 
Jan. 1763 (marr., pro. 12th April 1787, 
Charles Lamont, gentleman's servant, Edin- 
burgh) ; Alexander, born 26th June 1764 ; 
Jane, born 23rd Nov. 1765 ; Katherine, born 
14th Aug., and died 29th Sept. 1767. 

v ROBERT BOOG, pres. by James, Earl 
1?74 of Abercorn, and ord. 21st April 
1774; trans, to First Charge, 29th 
Aug. 1782. 

JAMES MYLNE, born 1756, son of 
1783 James M., min. of Kinnaird ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dundee 5th May 1779 ; ord. 
(by that Presb.) deputy-chaplain of the 
83rd Foot 1st Dec. 1779 ; pres. by James, 
Earl of Abercorn, and adm. to this charge 
27th March 1783. He became Professor of 
Moral Philosophy in the Univ. of Glasgow, 
and dem. 4th Oct. 1797 ; died 21st Sept. 
1839. He marr. (1) 24th Aug. 1789, Grizel 
Davidson, who died s.p. in 1790 : (2) 26th 
June 1798, Agnes (died 1827), daugh. of 
John Millar, advocate, Professor of Law, 
Glasgow, and had issue — James William, 
barrister, London, born 20th Aug. 1800, 
died 24th Nov. 1855 ; Margaret, born 4th 
March 1803 ; John Millar, W.S., born 5th 
July -1804, died 30th Jan. 1880; William 
Craig, born 13th Nov. 1805 ; Archibald, 
born 13th Nov. 1806. 

JAMES SMITH, born 1770; pres. by 
1798 J°k n J am es, Marquess of Aber- 
corn, and ord. 26th Jan. 1798; died 
28th Jan. 1817. He marr. Mary Craw- 
ford, who died 9th Jan. 1844, and had 
issue — Janet, born 8th Aug. 1798 ; Mar- 
garet, born 6th March 1800, died 21st Sept. 
1814; Mary, born 25th Nov. 1801 (marr. 



Patrick Brewster, min. of this parish) ; 
James, D.D., min. of Cathcart, born 17th 
Nov. 1803 ; Andrew, born 4th Dec. 1805 ; 
Robert, born 5th June 1809, died 7th 
Sept. 1810; William Keith, born 21st 
Dec. 1811, died 23rd Dec. 1812; Elizabeth 
Keir (twin), born 21st Dec. 1811, died 6th 
May 1812. Publication — Evidences of a 
special Divine Providence attending the 
late Signal Successes obtained over the 
Enemy, a sermon (Paisley, 1814). 

y PATRICK BREWSTER, born Jed- 
1818 k ur gh> 20t h -Dec. i? 88 ) youngest son 
of James B., rector of the Grammar 
School there, and Margaret Key, and brother 
of Sir David B. ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Fordoun 26th 
March 1817 ; pres. by Lord Aberdeen, act- 
ing on behalf of the representatives of 
John James, Marquess of Abercorn, and 
ord. 10th April 1818 ; died at Craigie 
Linn, Paisley, 26th March 1859. He was 
a notable pulpit orator, a polemic of great 
pertinacity, whose whole life was a con- 
tinuous succession of exciting disputes 
upon public questions. He took a promi- 
nent share in the Chartist movement, and 
was a keen advocate of the abolition of the 
slave trade, the repeal of the Corn Laws, 
and Roman Catholic emancipation. In 
1863 a monument was erected over his 
grave at Paisley by public subscription. 
He marr. (1) 19th Jan. 1820, Frances Anne 
(died 7th June 1831, aged 30), daugh. of 
Colonel Edward Stafford of Mayne, Ire- 
land, and had issue — Mary Margaret, born 
26th March 1821 ; Grizelda, born 28th 
Dec. 1822; Frances Anne, born 7th Aug. 
1824 ; James Edward, born 6th Sept. 1826, 
died 16th June 1843; Patrick, born 4th 
March 1829: (2) 4th Feb. 1834, Mary 
Smith (died 1st May 1888), daugh. of his 
predecessor in this parish, and had issue — 
David, born 15th May 1835 ; Andrew Smith, 
born 19th Feb. 1838; Janet Smith, born 
29th July 1839; George James, born 3rd 
Jan. 1841, died 6th Feb. 1916; James 
Edward, born 14th Nov. 1843, died 2nd 
April 1858 ; Margaret Mary Crawford, 
born 8th July 1845 ; Horatio Ross, born 
15th June, and died 21st Nov. 1846. Pub- 



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[PRESB. OF 



lications — The Heroism of the Christian 
Spirit (Edinburgh, 1833); The Claims of 
the Church of Scotland on the Support and 
Affection of the People (Paisley, 1835) ; 
Reply to the A ttacks made on Mr Brewster 
in the Synod of Glasgow and Ayr for 
attending the O'Connell Dinner (Paisley, 
1835); An Essay on Passive Obedience 
(Paisley, 1836); Report of Speeches at 
Soiree given in Mr Brewster's Honour 
(Paisley, 1838) ; Duties of the Present 
Crisis (Paisley, 1838); The Rights of the 
Poor of Scotland vindicated against the 
Misrepresentations of the Editor of the 
" Glasgow Post and Reformer? 2 parts 
(1843); The Seven Chartist and Military 
Discourses libelled by the Marquis of Aber- 
com and other Heritors of the Abbey 
Parish, to which are added four others 
formerly jntblished, with one or two more 
as a Specimen of the Author's mode of 
treating other Scripture topics (Paisley, 
1843 ; Glasgow, 1910) ; Mr Brewster's State- 
ments in the Assault Case (Paisley, 1851) ; 
Wellington weighed in the Balance, or 
War and Crime (Paisley, 1853) ; The Perils 
and Duties of the War : European Freedom 
and Popish Conspiracy (Paisley, 1854) ; Re- 
port of the Speech at the Paisley Presb. in 
the Case of Mr J. G. Wood (Paisley, 1856) ; 
The Indian Revolt : its Duties and Dangers 
(Paisley, 1857) ; The Plague of Patronage 
(Paisley, 1858) ; " Description of a Fossil 
Tree found in a Quarry at Nitshill " (Trans. 
Royal Soc. Edin., ix.) ; Contributions to 
The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia [edited by 
his brother, Sir David]. — [The Glasgoio 
Herald, 28th March 1859; Home Life of 
Sir David Brewster, 40 ; Brown's Hist, of 
Paisley, 102-8 ; The Border Magazine, Oct. 
1913 (portrait) ; Diet. Nat. Biog.] 



1859 



JAMES CAMERON LEES, trans, from 
Carnoch, and adra. 1st Sept. 1859 ; 
trans, to First Charge 28th June 
1865. Publications (cf. vol. i., p. 62)— 
An Election Sermon (Paisley, 1868) ; Leaves 
from My Log (Paisley, 1874). Delete 
reference to Life there. 

JAMES DODDS, trans, from St 
Stephen's, Glasgow, and adm. 21st 
Dec. 1865 ; trans, to St George's 



1865 



1878 



Parish, Glasgow, 7th Jan. 1875. Publica- 
tion (cf. vol. i., p. 9) — The Religious 
Aspect of the Present Political Struggle 
(Paisley, 1868). 

JAMES ROBERT MITFORD 

1875 MITCHELL, B.A. ; trans, from 

Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire, and 

adm. 16th Sept. 1875 ; trans, to West 

Parish, Aberdeen, 22nd Feb. 1878. 

JAMES BOATH DALGETY, born 
Shandford, Fearn, 20th Sept. 1841, 
son of John D., farmer, and Mar- 
garet Sturrock ; educated at Fearn School, 
Grammar School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
licen. by Presb. of Brechin 5th Dec. 1865 ; 
assistant at Montrose; min. of St Andrew's, 
British Guiana, 1865-9, of All Saints', 
Berbice, 1869-76 ; adm. to Macleod Parish, 
Glasgow, 6th July 1876 ; trans, and adm. 
20th Dec. 1878 ; sometime clerk of Presb. ; 
died 11th May 1908. He marr. 17th Jan. 
1866, Jane Paterson, daugh. of William 
Balfour, min. of the U.P. congregation, 
Rosehearty, and had issue — William Bal- 
four, banker, born 4th Feb. 1867; Mar- 
garet Balfour, born 3rd June 1870, died 
19th May 1883 ; Bethia Edghill, born 14th 
Sept. 1872 (marr. 15th April 1896, Walter 
Edward Lee, min. of the East Church, 
Perth). 

WILLIAM FULTON, M.A., B.D., B.Sc; 
trans, from Wigtown, and adm. 21st 
1909 July 1909 ; app. Professor of Syste- 
matic Theology, Aberdeen Univ. (q.v.), 
22nd Oct. 1915. 

JOHN WALLACE, MA. ; trans, from 
Tron Parish, Edinburgh, and adm. 
4th May 1916 ; chaplain to the 
Forces in Egypt, 1916-17; died at Edin- 
burgh, 5th June 1918, and was buried at 
Abercorn. Publication (cf. vol. i., p. 138) — 
A Church Innovation (Edinburgh, 1916). 

ALEXANDER RUTHERFORD 
HOWELL, born Portobello, 28th 
Aug. 1871, son of Edward H. and 
Isabella Rutherford ; educated at High 
School and Univs. of Glasgow, M.A. 
(1893), and Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 17th May 1895 ; assistant at 
Buenos Aires in 1895, North Berwick in 



1916 



1918 



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171 



1897 ; ord. to St Stephen's Chapel, Inverness, 
29th May 1900; trans, to Kincardine-in- 
Menteith 7th Dec. 1904 ; trans, and adm. 
28th Nov. 1918. Marr. 2nd Sept. 1908, 
Anne Selby Burrell, daugh. of William 
Logan, Madras Civil Service, Heathery- 
haugh, Moffat, and has issue— Anne Selby 
Burrell, born 29th Nov. 1909; Edward 
Alexander, born 22nd March 1912 ; David 
Logan, born 23rd March 1914; Isabella 
Rutherford, born 3rd July 1917. Publica- 
tion—Editor of The Church of Scotland 
Prayer Roll (annually). 

GREENLAW (Q.S.). 

[The church was built in 1889. The 
parish was disjoined from Paisley Abbey 
by the Court of Teinds 13th March 1896.] 

WALTER EDWARD LEE, M. A. ; ord. 
3rd May 1893; adm. first min. of 
the parish 18th March 1896; trans. 

to East (St John's) Parish, Perth, 11th Dec. 

1901. 

THOMAS WILKIE WILSON, M.A., 
B.D. ; ord. 24th April 1902 ; trans. 
to Rosemount Parish, Aberdeen, 2nd 
April 1907. 

GEORGE NISBET DODS, born Cot- 
hill, Polwarth, Berwickshire, 22nd 
June 1875, son of John D., farmer, 
and Alison Murray; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; M.A. (1895) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh in 1899 ; assistant at St 
Andrew's, Perth, 1899 ; ord. to Collace 21st 
Aug. 1901 ; trans, and adm. 26th Sept. 
1907; dem. 12th Dec. 1913, and became 
min. of St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 
Perth, West Australia. Marr. 2nd April 
1902, Isabella Cunningham, younger daugh. 
of David Greig, Dunfermline, and has 
issue— Christina Nisbet, born 7th March 

1903 ; John Murray, born 12th April 1906. 

JOHN CHAMBERS, born Ayr, 16th 
Oct. 1874, son of William Dunn C. 
and Janet Andrew; educated at 
Ayr Grammar School and Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 4th May 

1904 ; assistant at Pollokshields, Spring- 
burn, and Abbey Parish, Paisley; ord. to 



1893 



1902 



1907 



1756 



Law 18th May 1908 ; trans, and adm. 23rd 
April 1914. Marr. 10th June 1909, Jessie 
Manson, daugh. of John Robertson, and 
has issue — Janet Andrew Latta, born 10th 
June 1910; Myra Helen, born 10th Oct. 
1912. 

HIGH KIRK PARISH. 

[A church was built here in 1756. Being 
placed upon rising ground, it was styled 
the High Church, in contrast to the older 
Laigh Kirk. The High Kirk parish was 
disjoined from that of the Abbey of Paisley 
by the Commissioners for the Plantation 
of Kirks on 20th Feb. 1782.] 

v JAMES BAINE, born 1710, eldest son 
of James B., min. of Bonhill ; edu- 
cated at the Grammar School of 
Dunbarton and Univs. of Glasgow and 
Edinburgh; M.A. (Glasgow, 4th May 
1725) ; licen. by Presb. of Dunbarton 19th 
Oct. 1731 ; pres. by James, Duke of Mon- 
trose, and ord. to Killearn 26th May 1732 ; 
called 22nd Jan., trans, and adm. 22nd 
April 1756; dem. 10th Feb. 1766. Joined 
the Relief Church, and adm. min. of College 
Street Relief Church, Edinburgh, 13th Feb. 
1766; Moderator of Relief Synod in 1773 ; 
died 17th Jan. 1790. "An eloquent and 
popular preacher, he zealously pleaded for 
Thomas Gillespie of Carnock in the As- 
sembly of 1752. His personal appearance 
in the vigour of life was prepossessing ; his 
manner and powers of elocution in the 
pulpit were peculiarly attractive. Being 
somewhat remarkable for the sweetness 
of his voice, he was honoured with the 
characteristic epithet of the ' Swan of the 
West."' He marr. 22nd May 1740, 
Margaret, only daugh. of Michael Potter, 
D.D., Professor of Divinity in the Univ. of 
Glasgow, and had issue — Michael, an officer 
in army, served in Elliot's Light Dragoons, 
born 28th March 1742, died at Amiens, 
Nov. 1793; Grizel, born 8th March 1743 
(marr. Oct. 1777, Alexander Kemp, writer, 
Edinburgh) ; James, born 1748, licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh in 1772, took Episcopal 
orders, and was incumbent of the Episcopal 
Church, Alloa, LL.D. (Aberdeen 1815), suc- 
ceeded to Easter Livilands, died 29th Sept. 



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HIGH KIRK PARISH 



[PRESB. OF 



1823 ; William of Easter Livilands, St 
Ninians, Stirlingshire, born 1755, died 12th 
Jan. 1837 ; Helen, born 1757 ; Anne, born 
1761. Publications — Sermon [preached at 
the translation of the Rev. John Wither- 
spoon from Beith to Paisley] (Paisley, 
1757) ; A Sermon preached before the 
Society for the Reformation of Manners 
(Glasgow, 1 767) ; Memoirs of Modern 
Church Reformation, or the History of the 
General Assembly, 1766, ivith a Brief 
Account and Vindication of the Presby- 
tery of Relief (Paisley, 1767); The 
Theatre Licentious and Perverted [dedi- 
cated to Samuel Foote, the actor] (Paisley, 
1770); Sermon preached at Edinburgh, 22nd 
Bee. 1770 (Paisley, 1770) ; Sermons (Paisley, 
1778 ; 2nd ed. [edited by his son], 1829) ; 
Select Sermons by Thomas Boston and James 
Baine (Edinburgh, 1850). — [Struthers's Hist. 
of the Relief Church, 199-209 ; Kay's Edin- 
burgh Portraits, ii., 82 ; Anderson's Scottish 
Nation; Small's Hist, of U.P. Congrega- 
tions^., 706 ; Brown's Hist, of High Church, 
Paisley, 7 ; Tombst. ; Scots Mag., xxviii. ; 
Dkt. Nat. Biog.] 

GEORGE MUIR [MURE], born Spott, 
1766 Haddingtonshire, 1723 ; served in 
the office of a "Writer to the Signet 
in Edinburgh, but, coming under the influ- 
ence of the Cambuslang Revival, he 
studied for the ministry ; became school- 
master of Carnock ; was licen. by Presb. 
of Dumfermline 30th Oct. 1750; ord. to 
Old Cumnock 30th Nov. 1752; trans, and 
adm. 30th Oct. 1766; D.D. (Princeton 
College, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1768). For 
some years he suffered from a malignant 
tumour in one of his feet. Ultimately 
he became unable to walk, and for a con- 
siderable period was carried to church 
on Sundays, and conducted the services 
sitting in the pulpit. As a last resource, 
the foot was amputated, and the wound 
healed. He died 20th July 1771. He 
was much esteemed as a preacher. 
He marr. 12th Sept. 1753, Isabella (died 
2nd July 1772, aged 48), third daugh. 
of James Wardlaw, min. of Dunferm- 
line, and had issue — Crichton, born 5th 
July 1754; Ann, born 13th April 1756, 



died 21st Jan. 1757 ; James, min. of a 
Presbyterian congregation at Alexandria, 
Virginia, U.S.A., born 12th April 1757, 
died 8th Aug. 1820 ; George, born 1st, and 
died 8th Jan. 1759 ; George, born 21st 
Dec. 1759 ; Ebenezer, born 12th Aug. 1761 ; 
Jean, born 2nd April 1763. Publications — 
Christ's Cross and Crown : an Essay (Edin- 
burgh, 1759 ; Paisley, 1769) [said to be the 
first book printed in Paisley] ; Two Sermons 
on the Demise of George II. and Accession 
of George III. (Glasgow, 1760); Sermon 
at the Admission of the Rev. Alexander 
Moodie to the Parish of Riccarton (Glasgow, 
1762) ; The Conversion of the Gentiles [a 
sermon on behalf of S.P.C.K.] (Edinburgh, 
1766); Sermon preached at the Admission of 
the Rev. Colin Campbell to the Church 
and Parish of Renfreiv (Paisley, 1769) ; A 
Sermon preached at the Oldening of the 
Synod of Glasgow and Ayr, V&th Oct. 
1769 ; The Parable of the Sower Illustrated 
and Applied (Paisley, 1769); The Parable 
of the Tares, in twenty-one Sermons, to 
which are added two Sermons (Paisley, 
1771); The Substance of Four Table Ser- 
vices delivered in Tolbooth Church, Edin- 
burgh, 16th March 1760 (Edinburgh, 1794) ; 
" Letter to the Rev. William MacCulloch " 
[of Cambuslang] (Edinburgh Christian 
Instructor, new series, i.) ; he left a MS. 
book containing Some Remarkable Provi- 
dences that happened to Dr George Muir, 
Minister of the Gospel in Paisley. — [Tombst. ; 
The Christian Instructor, 1838 ; Brown's 
Hist, of the High Church, Paisley, 10; 
Hist, of Old Cumnock, 108.] 



WILLIAM TAYLOR, pres. by the Town 
Council 15th Jan., and ord. 2nd July 
1772 ; trans, to St Mungo's Parish, 
Glasgow, 15th Sept. 1780. 



1772 



JOHN FINDLAY, born Glasgow, 26th 
Sept. 1751, eldest son of William F. ; 

1*781 

educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1775); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 2nd 
Aug. 1780; pres. by the Town Council 
(at the unanimous wish of the congrega- 
tion), and ord. 14th March 1781 ; D.L 
(Edinburgh, 8th Feb. 1810); died 25th 
March 1821. He was a zealous supporter 



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1821 



of missions and of the dissemination of the 
Bible at home and abroad. He marr. (1) 
9th March 1783, Margaret (died 19th Feb. 
1794), daugh. of James Thomson, merchant, 
Paisley, and had issue — Margaret, born 

1st Jan. 1784 (marr. Brown) ; James. 

merchant, Glasgow, born 7th Dec. 1785 ; 
Marjory, born 26th July 1786 (marr. 7th 
Oct. 1811, Matthew Urie, merchant, Glas- 
gow) ; Jean, born 16th March, and died 
26th July 1788; John, born 16th Nov. 
1789; William, born 17th Aug. 1791, died 
16th Jan. 1802 ; Janet, born 7th Jan. 1794 : 
(2) 16th Nov. 1795, Margaret Carswell or 
Duthie, who died s.p. 2nd Oct. 1823. 
Publication — The Universal Diffusion of 
Knoivledge with its Happy Effects : being 
Sermons preached before the London Mis- 
sionary Society (London, 1799). — [Memoir, 
by Thomas Crichton, 1821 ; Edin. Christian 
Instructor, xx. ; Tombst.] 

JOHN GEDDES, app. by the Town 
Council (on a petition in his favour 
from the parishioners) 28th Oct. 
1820 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 9th 
Feb. 1821 ; trans, to St Andrew's Parish, 
Glasgow, 18th Jan. 1832. 

JOHN MACNAUGHTAN, born 
1832 Greenock 1807, eldest son of Donald 
M., merchant ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; MA. (1826) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Paisley 4th Aug. 1830 ; ord. (by same 
Presb.) min. of the Scots Church, Crown 
Court, London, 21st July 1831 ; pres. by 
the Town Council ; trans, and adm. 14th 
May 1832. In 1837 he accepted a call to 
St Paul's Chapel, Edinburgh, but the 
Courts of the Church refused translation. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of the 
Free High Church, Paisley, 1843-9, of Rose- 
mary Street Church (Irish Presbyterian), 
Belfast, 25th Oct. 1849; died 27th May 
1884. He marr. (1) 16th Aug. 1841, Jessie, 
daugh. of James Buchanan of Northbar : 
(2) 8th July 1868, Matilda Hanna (died 24th 
Jan. 1909), eldest daugh. of Murray Suffern. 
Publications — A Statement of the Actual 
Income and Exj)enditure of the Established 
Church in the Burgh of Paisley (Paisley, 
1835) ; Letters to the Rev. John Bremner, 
Pojrish Priest of Paisley (Paisley, 1836) ; 



A Discourse preached in the High Church, 
Paisley (Paisley, 1837); A Sketch of the 
Life of William Perry, and Recollections of 
Conversations tvith him during his Confine- 
ment and tvhen under the Sentence of Death 
(Paisley, 1837) ; Slanders against the Free 
Church met and answered in a Speech 
(Paisley, 1846); The Free Church and 
American Slavery (Paisley, 1846) ; The 
Interdicted Farewell Sermon (Paisley, 
1849) ; Man a Responsible and Social 
Being ; The Lord's Day, the Sabbath (Bel- 
fast, 1859) ; A Sermon on Christianity and 
Science (London, 1874) ; Tracts for the 
Times—" Who are the Separatists ? " " Who 
have broken their Ordination Vows ? " 
Lecture XIII. [On Revival of Religion], and 
X. [To Young Men, i.].— [Smith's Scottish 
Clergy (1848), 215-222 ; Acts of Ass., 1838, 
1843 ; Edinburgh Christian Instructor, 
series iv., i.] 

v CHARLES FORBES BUCHAN, trans, 
from the Scots Church, North 
Shields, and adm. 10th Jan. 1844 ; 

trans, to Fordoun 14th Jan. 1846. 

ANDREW JOHNSTONE, MA. ; trans, 
from St John's, Dundee, and adm. 
17th Sept. 1846; trans, to Kin- 
glassie 9th March 1848. 

JOHN INCHES DICKSON, trans, 
from Wanlockhead, and adm. 4th 
May 1848; trans, to Kirkbean 17th 
May 1855. 

JAMES MACGREGOR, ord. 8th Nov. 
1855 ; trans, to Monimail 17th July 
1862. 



1844 



1846 



1848 



1855 



PETER SINCLAIR MENZIES, ord. 
5th March 1863 ; trans, to St 
George's-in-the-Fields, Glasgow, 9th 
March 1865. 



1863 



JOHN MARTIN, ord. 7th Sept. 1865 ; 
1865 trans, to Bonhill 24th Sept. 1874. 

ANDREW MONTGOMERIE LANG, 
1875 k° rn Glasgow, 19th July 1848, 
son of Hugh L. and Elizabeth Stobo ; 
educated at Collegiate School, Glasgow, and 
Univs. of Heidelberg and Glasgow ; B.Sc. 
(1874); licen. by Presb. of Greenock 3rd 
Dec. 1873; ord. 4th March 1875; died 



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[PKESB. OF 



1910 



23rd Nov. 1909. He marr. 28th Dec. 1880, 
Catherine Brown Dickson, who died 29th 
Nov. 1911, and had issue — Hugh Mont- 
gomerie, ship draughtsman, born 18th Sept. 
1881 ; Catherine Suttie Purvis, born 8th 
Oct. 1882; John Dickson, marine engineer, 
born 21st Aug. 1884; James Stobo, com- 
mission agent, born 2nd Oct. 1886, died 
29th Feb. 1912 ; Andrew Montgomerie, 
ship draughtsman, born 28th Jan. 1888 ; 
Robert Forrester Graham, born 7th July 
1890, died 7th July 1891 ; Elizabeth Stobo, 
born 5th April 1895. 

JOHN MUIR, born Glasgow, 6th July 
1880, son of John M., min. of Govan- 
hill ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1899), B.D. (1902) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow 7th May 1902 ; assistant at St 
Mungo's, Glasgow ; ord. to Kirkcowan 16th 
March 1905 ; trans, and adm. 19th May 
1910. Publications — War and Christian 
Duty (Paisley 1916) ; Contributions to 
Hastings' Dictionary of Christ and the 
Gospels. 



ST GEORGE'S, or THE LAIGH 
KIRK PARISH, PAISLEY. 

[A church built here in 1736 was called, 
from its situation, the Laigh Kirk. On 
7 th July 1738, the Laigh Kirk Parish was 
disjoined by the Commissioners for the 
Plantation of Kirks from the parish of the 
Abbey of Paisley. In 1819 another church 
was built for this parish on a new site. It 
was named St George's Church, and, since 
its erection, the Laigh Kirk Parish has 
been known also as St George's.] 

ROBERT MITCHELL, M.A. (Glasgow, 
1?39 26th April 1712); licen. by Presb. 
of Dunbarton 2nd Feb. 1720; pres. by 
the tutors of William, Earl of Dundonald, 
and ord. to Second Charge, Paisley, 27th 
Sept. 1722; called 12th Oct. 1738; trans. 
and adm. 21st March 1739 ; died 9th 
March 1746, aged 50. He marr. Katharine 
Glassford, who died 3rd July 1781, and had 
issue — Euphemia, born 1741. — \Glasg. 
Tests. ; Crawford's Hist. ; Tombst.] 



PETER SCOTT, bapt. 20th June 1695, 
174 ^ son of John S., min. of the Outer 
High Kirk Parish, Glasgow ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow 6th Jan. 1731 ; app. by 
the Town Council 21st April, and ord. 
(assistant and successor) 27th June 1740 ; 
adm. to the full charge 15th May 1746 ; 
died 4th Aug. 1753. He marr. 9th Sept. 
1741, Anna (died 9th April 1768), daugh. 
of Robert Millar, min. of Paisley, and had 
issue — Elizabeth, born 7th Oct. 1745 (marr. 
Robert Fulton, manufacturer, Maxwell- 
town) ; Grizel, born 15th Feb. 1748 (marr. 
Archibald Davidson, min. of Inchinnan) ; 
Peter, born 7th Aug., and died 10th Oct. 
1752.— {Glasg. Tests. ; Tombst.'] 

ROBERT FINDLAY, trans, from Gals- 
17 . ton; called 6th Dec. 1753; adm. 
21st March 1754 ; trans, to Ramshorn 
or St David's, Glasgow, 29th Jan. 1756. 

JOHN WITHERSPOON, born Yester, 
1757 East Lothian, 5th Feb. 1723, eldest 
son of James W., min. of that parish. 
On his mother's side he claimed to be 
descended from John Knox through the 
Reformer's daugh., Eliza Knox, wife of 
John Welsh of Ayr. He was educated at 
Haddington Grammar School and Univ. of 
Edinburgh. On 6th Sept. 1743 he was 
licen. by the Presb. of Haddington ; was 
sometime assistant to his father ; pres. by 
Alexander, tenth Earl of Eglinton, and ord. 
to Beith 11th April 1745. At the Rising 
in that year he put himself at the head 
of a body of volunteers and marched to 
Glasgow. Though ordered to return, he 
refused, went forward, and was taken 
prisoner after the battle of Falkirk, in 
which, however, he had no part. With 
other prisoners he was confined in Doune 
Castle until all of them managed to escape 
by means of a rope of knotted blankets. 
He was adm. to this charge 16th June 
1757. He declined calls to Dublin and 
the Scots Kirk, Rotterdam. On 9th May 
1768 he dem., having accepted the Presi- 
dentship of Princeton College, New Jersey, 
U.S.A.; D.D. (St Andrews, 28th June 
1769). During the Revolutionary War 
he supported the cause of the Colonies 



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175 



with such decision and ardour that the 
citizens of New Jersey elected him their 
representative in Congress, a position he 
held for seven years. He signed the Dec- 
laration of Independence 4th July 1776, 
and for some years afterwards was promi- 
nently occupied with the secular politics of 
America. In 1783 he resumed his academic 
duties, and soon after revisited Scotland 
with the object of procuring subscriptions 
for Princeton, which had suffered severely 
during the War. He was made LL.D. of 
Yale Univ. in 1785, and died at Princeton 
6th Nov. 1794, having been afflicted with 
blindness for the last two years of his life. 
As a min. of the Church of Scotland he 
was considered the leader of the Evan- 
gelical party. Pious, learned, grave, judi- 
cious, he shaped the policy of that party 
and moulded its views in such a manner 
as to make the defeat of the Moderates 
both certain and enduring. One day, 
after he had carried in the General 
Assembly some important points against 
the Moderates, their leader, Robertson the 
historian, said to Witherspoon in his quiet 
way, " I think you have your men 
better disciplined than formerly." "Yes," 
replied Witherspoon, "by urging your 
politics too far you have compelled us 
to beat you with your own weapons." 
On Princeton he impressed his strong 
individuality. He brought its system of 
instruction into line with the Scottish 
school, and himself took an active share 
of lecturing, in which he greatly excelled. 
He was brilliant in conversation, and is 
said to have had a more imposing presence 
than any American leader except Washing- 
ton. A colossal statue was erected in 
his honour in Fairmount Park, Phila- 
delphia, 20th Oct. 1876. He marr. (1) 
2nd Sept. 1748, Elizabeth, daugh. of 
Robert Montgomery of Craighouse, and 
had issue — Anne, born 3rd July 1749 
(marr. Samuel Stanhope Smith, D.D., 
LL.D., President of Princeton College, 
1794-1812); Christian, born 14th Aug. 
1750, died 10th Dec. 1756 ; James, major in 
U.S. Army, born 17th Nov. 1751, killed at 
Brandywine, 1777 ; Robert, born 3rd April 
1753, died 18th July 1754; Barbara, born 



19th Feb. 1756, died 1st Aug. 1763 ; John, 
army surgeon, born 29th July 1757; 
Frances, born 16th Aug. 1759 (marr. as 
his first wife, David Ramsay, M.D., 
American historian, Charlestown, South 
Carolina) ; David, M.D., born 27th Sept. 
1760; George, born 31st March, and died 
27th July 1762 : (2) 1791, Anne, widow 
of Dr Dill of York County, New York. 
Publications — Ecclesiastical Characteristics, 
or the Arcana of Church Policy, being an 
Attempt to open up the Mystery of Modera- 
tion (Glasgow, 1753 ; 5th ed., Edinburgh, 
1763 [anon.]; and others); A Letter from 
a Blacksmith on the Manner of Public 
Worship in the Church of Scotland (Lon- 
don, 1759; New York, 1764; Edinburgh, 
1826) ; A Serious Apology for the " Char- 
acteristics " (Edinburgh, 1763) ; Essay on 
the Connection between the Doctrine of 
Justification by the imputed Righteousness 
of Christ and Holiness of Life (Glasgow, 
1756 ; and other editions) ; A Serious 
Enquiry into the Nature and Effect of 
the Stage (Glasgow, 1757 ; Edinburgh, 
1876) [reprinted at Edinburgh, 1842, as 
the first of a series of "Reprints of 
Scarce Tracts connected with the Church 
of Scotland "] ; Sinners sitting in the Seat 
of the Scornful : Seasonable Advice to 
Young Persons (Edinburgh, 1762); The 
History of a Corporation of Servants 
discovered a fetv years ago in the Interior 
Parts of South America (Glasgow, 1765) ; 
A Practical Treatise on Regeneration 
(London, 1764 ; and other editions) ; Essays 
on Important Subjects, 2 vols. (London, 
1764); Discourses on Practical Subjects 
(Glasgow, 1768 ; Edinburgh, 1804) ; Practi- 
cal Discourses on Leading Truths of the 
Gospel (Edinburgh, 1768); Considerations 
on the Nature and Extent of the Legislative 
Authority of the P>7-itish Parliament (Phila- 
delphia, 1774) [mistakenly attributed to 
Benjamin Franklin] ; The Dominion of 
Providence over the Passions of Men, a 
sermon (Philadelphia, 1776 ; Glasgow, 
1777); Address to the Natives of Scotland 
(Philadelphia, 1778). Edited Sermons [of 
James Muir of Alexandria, U.S.A.] (1787) ; 
Sermons on Various Subjects (Edinburgh, 
1798), besides numerous single sermons, 



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ST GEORGE'S 



[PRESB. OF 



lectures, and essays. A collective edition 
of his Works, with a Memoir by his son- 
in-law, S. S. Smith, was published at New 
York in 4 vols, in 1802, and at Edinburgh, 
1804-5, and 1815 in 9 vols. His Miscel- 
laneous Works appeared at Philadelphia 
in 1803, his Select Works at London in 
1804 (2 vols.), and his Essays, Lectures, 
and Sermons at Edinburgh in 1822 (6 vols.). 
— {Life, prefixed to his Works, Edinburgh, 
1804 ; The Princeton Book, 1879 ; Headley's 
Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution, 
1864 ; Tyler's Literary Hist, of the 
American Revolution, ii., 1897 ; Sanderson's 
Signers of the Declaration of Independence, 
1865 ; Collections of the Historical Society 
of New Jersey, ii., iii. ; Carlyle's Autob., 
72; Notes and Queries, 3rd ser., xi. 25, 
5th ser., viii. 16; Halkett and Laing's 
Diet, of Anon, and Pseudon. Literature, 
1885 ; Diet. Nat. Biog.] 

JAMES MOKPJSON, born Glasgow, 
son of James M. ; educated at Univ. 

69 of Glasgow ; M.A. (1749) ; licen. by 
Presb. of .Wigtown 22nd July 1755 ; ord. to 
Killearn 12th May 1757 ; trans, to Strath- 
blane 22nd Oct. 1767 ; pres. by the Magis- 
trates and Council 18th Nov. 1768; trans, 
and adm. 29th June 1 769 ; died 28th March 
1781. He was a man of talent, decidedly 
evangelical, and a zealous advocate of a con- 
gregation's right to choose its own minister. 
He marr. 1st Dec. 1760, a lady name un- 
known, and had issue — Janet, born 28th 
March 1762; James, born 4th May 1765; 
Marion, born 31st Dec. 1767; Mary, born 
4th July 1770, died in infancy; (2) Mary 
Harvie (widow of the Rev. James Craig of 
Leddriegreen), who died 27th Jan. 1807, 
Publication — Gospel -Preaching, illustrated 
and recommended, a sermon (Glasgow, 1767). 

COLIN GILLIES, born 2nd June 1748, 
son of John G., D.D., min. of Black- 
friars, Glasgow ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 1st 
July 1772; became preacher in Shettleston 
Chapel-of-Ease in 1772 ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) to Greenock 12th May 1774; 
elected by the Town Council 12th, pres. 
31st Aug., trans, and adm. 19th Dec. 1781 ; 
died 6th March 1810. "I passed the even- 



1781 



ing at the house of the truly affectionate 
son of that truly apostolic man, the late Dr 
Gillies. His house was filled with good 
ministers of the different denominations, 
all living in affectionate love and cordiality 
with each other. This makes Paisley the 
paradise of Scotland " {Journal of Row- 
land Hill, 14th Aug. 1798). He marr. 16th 
Oct. 1775, Isabella (died 13th Aug. 1833), 
niece of John MAlpine, sugar refiner, 
Greenock, and had issue— John, merchant, 
Glasgow, born 26th Aug. 1776; Isabella, 
born 19th Sept. 1778 (marr. Thomas 
Lowndes, Paisley) ; Colin, born 5th July 
1779, died 2nd April 1780; Robert, born 
12th May 1781 ; Thomas, born 7th May 
1783 ; Rebecca, born 17th April 1788 (marr. 
11th March 1811, John Blackburn of 
Killearn) ; Elizabeth, born 1792 ; Lilias, 
born 3rd Aug. 1794, died young. 

JOHN REID, licen. by Presb. of Glas- 

1801 sow 27tl1 ^ arcn i" 799 > P res - ky the 
Town Council, and ord. (assistant 
and successor) 17th Dec. 1801 ; died 10th 
Nov. 1810. He marr. 1803, Agnes (died s.p. 
23rd Jan. 1814), daugh. of William King, 
Lone-End. 

" ROBERT BURNS, born Bo'ness, 13th 

1811 ^ e ^' l789 > son °f J°hn B., surveyor 
of Customs, factor to the Duke of 
Hamilton, and Grizel, daugh. of John 
Ferrier, writer, Linlithgow ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 28th March 1810 ; pres. by the 
Town Council, and ord. 19th July 1811 ; 
D.D. (Glasgow, 22nd April 1828). Joined 
the Free Church in 1843; min. of St 
George's Free Church, Paisley, 1843-5 ; 
min. of Knox Church, Toronto, 1845-56 ; 
Professor of Christian Evidences and 
Church History in Knox College, Toronto, 
1856-64; died there 19th Aug. 1869. He 
was a man of great energy and activity, 
which hardly lessened even in advanced 
old age. He was one of the founders and 
chief supporters of "The Society for pro- 
moting the Religious Interests of Scottish 
Settlers in British North America," begun 
by the Synod of Glasgow and Ayr in 1825. 
After his own settlement as a minister in 
Canada he threw himself whole-heartedly 



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177 



into the work of consolidating the Presby- 
terian Church in the Dominion. To him 
Knox College is largely indebted for its 
extensive library. Within its archives are 
deposited the original manuscript minutes 
and correspondence of the Glasgow Colonial 
Society, which contain much valuable in- 
formation about the early history of the 
Church in Canada. He marr. (1) 8th 
July 1814, Janet (died 14th Nov. 1841), 
daugh. of John Orr, manufacturer, Paisley, 
and had issue — Agnes, born 22nd April 
1816, died 1st Jan. 1820 ; John, born 30th 
July 1819, died 29th Jan. 1820 ; John Orr, 
born 4th Jan. 1821, died 13th July 1831 ; 
Robert, born 4th Aug. 1822, died 2nd Jan. 
1823; James Orr, born 2nd Nov. 1823, 
student at Univ. of Glasgow in 1840; 
Robert Ferrier, D.D., min. of Chalmers 
Presbyterian Church, Kingston, Canada, 
1847-55, Knox Church, St Catherine's, 
Canada, 1855-67, Scots Church, Chicago, 
1867-70, Cote Street Church, Montreal, 
1870-75, Fort Massey Presbyterian Church, 
Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1875, born 23rd Dec. 
1826, died at Broughty Ferry, 5th April 
1896 ; William, born 16th Aug. 1831 : (2) 
12th Dec. 1844, Elizabeth Bell (died s.p. 
22nd Aug. 1882), daugh. of Thomson Bonar 
of Grove. Publications — An Essay on the 
Office and Duties of the Eldership in the 
Church of Scotland (Paisley, 1818) ; Histori- 
cal Dissertations on the Lata and Practice 
of Great Britain, and particidarly of Scot- 
land, with regard to the Poor (Edinburgh, 
1819) ; Plurality of Offices in the Church of 
Scotland Examined (Glasgow, 1824) ; Three 
Letters to a Friend on the Moral Bearings 
of the Bible Society Controversy (Edin- 
burgh, 1827) ; The Gareloch Heresy tried 
(1830) ; Memoir of the Rev. Stevenson 
M'Gill, D.D. (Edinburgh, 1842) [vide 
Plagiarisms of Rev. Dr R. Burns, one of 
the Ministers of Paisley, detected and 
exposed (Edinburgh, 1842)]. He edited a 
new edition of Wodrow's History of the 
Sufferings of the Church of Scotland, 4 vols. 
(Glasgow, 1828-31), contributing a Memoir 
of the author ; and for three years (1838-40) 
he edited, and wrote many papers in, the 
Edinburgh Christian Instructor. — [Memoir 
by his son, Robert Ferrier Burns, D.D. ; 

VOL. III. 



Gregg's Hist, of the Presbyterian Church in 
Canada, 265 ; Metcalfe's Hist, of Paisley, 
429 ; Diet. Nat. Biog.] 

ALEXANDER RENNISON, born 
1844 Berwick-on-Tweed, 9th Aug. 1807, 
son of John R., bookseller, and 
Margaret Bell ; educated at Berwick-on- 
Tweed Grammar School and Univ. of Edin- 
burgh; M.A. (12th April 1828); licen. by 
Presb. of Chirnside ; assistant at Whitsome 
and Birkenhead ; ord. by Presb. of Lanca- 
shire, and adm. min. at Risley, near 
Warrington, 6th Feb. 1839; adm. to this 
charge 23rd Feb. 1844 ; died 12th Dec. 1867. 
He marr. 24th June 1839, Eliza (died 20th 
March 1888), daugh. of Charles Henderson, 
and had issue — John Albert, architect, 
Paisley, born 15th July 1841, died Jan. 
1915 ; Charles Alexander, born 27th March 
1843, died in Australia; Lewis William, 
missionary in the South Sea Islands, born 
6th April 1845, died in Australia; Alice 
Graden, born 7th April 1847, died 7th July 
1853 ; Edward, born 21st April 1849 ; Eliza 
Marion, born 8th Aug. 1851 (marr. Oct. 
1881, William Bayne M'Lennan, Fair- 
holme, Castlehead, Paisley), died 15th May 
1891 ; Margaret Bell, born 20th Oct. 1854, 
died in 1894. Publications — Strictures on 
the Marriage and Registration Bills for Scot- 
land (Paisley, 1848) ; The Sabbath a Day of 
Rejoicing (Paisley, 1849) ; Sermons [edited, 
with Memoir, by Lewis Rennison] (Paisley, 
1868).— [Brown's Paisley Poets, l, 392.] 

CHRISTOPHER M'KUNE, ord. 17th 

1868 ^ U ^ y 18 ^ 8 ' trans - to Crawford 26th 
Sept. 1876. 



ALEXANDER DUNCAN CAMPBELL, 
trans, from Kilcalmonell and Kil- 
berry, and adm. 2nd May 1877 ; 
trans, to Kirkcudbright 27th March 1879. 



1877 



JAMES PATON, B.A. ; trans, from 
1879 Flowerhill, and adm. 30th Oct. 1879 ; 
trans, to St Paul's Parish, Glasgow, 
6th Sept. 1881. 

" ALEXANDER FYFE BURNS, born St 

1882 Vigeans, Arbroath, 13th Oct. 1838, 

son of James B. and Elizabeth 

Duncan ; educated at Arbroath Academy 

M 



178 



ST GEORGES— THE MARTYRS 1 PARISH 



[PRESB. OF 



and Univ. of Aberdeen; MA. (1862); 
licen. by Presb. of Arbroath ; assistant at 
St David's, Dundee ; ord. to St James's, 
Kirkcaldy, 1869; trans, to Lady Glen- 
orchy's, Edinburgh, 17th May 1877 ; trans, 
and adm. 21st March 1882 ; died 21st April 
1913. He marr. 17th Oct. 1871, Isabella 
Martin, daugh. of Malcolm Ritchie, and 
had issue— John Ritchie, M.B., CM., born 
17th Feb. 1873, died 4th Oct. 1912 ; Isabella 
Martin, born 9th March 1874 (marr. Charles 
Whitehead Hutcheson, min. of St Cuthbert's 
Parish, Glasgow) ; James Alexander, born 
1st April 1876 ; Mary Elizabeth, born 22nd 
March 1878 (marr. Augustine Wentworth 
Scudamore Forbes, min. of West Parish, 
Aberdeen) ; Alexander Fyfe, born 16th 
March 1880; George Paisley, born 24th 
Feb. 1882; Thomas, born 8th April 1883, 
died 5th March 1913; Robert, born 17th 
July 1885 ; Malcolm, born 21st Sept. 1887. 

ROBERT AITKEN, born Irvine, 2nd 
1913 "^ e ^' ^76, son of Allan A. and 
Margaret Jeffrey ; educated at Irvine 
Academy and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1897); B.D. (1900); licen. by Presb. of 
Irvine in 1900 ; assistant at Cambuslang ; 
ord. to Ladyburn, Greenock, 17th June 
1903; trans, and adm. 19th May 1913. 
Marr. 1st June 1904, Mary, daugh. of John 
Shedden, and has issue — Allan, born 19th 
June 1905 ; John, born 8th Nov. 1909 ; 
Margaret, born 26th Feb. 1911. 



THE MARTYRS 1 PARISH (Q.S.). 

[A church opened here 20th Nov. 1835, 
was named in honour of the martyrs of 
Paisley. These two men, James Algie and 
John Park, were tenant farmers in the 
parish of Eastwood. On 3rd Feb. 1685 
they were brought before the Royal Com- 
missioners met in the town, and were 
charged with disowning the supremacy of 
King Charles in Church and State. The 
Court forthwith required them to take the 
Oath of Abjuration and the Test, warning 
them that refusal to do so would be fatal. 
Declining to comply with this demand, 
they were condemned, and were hanged 



that afternoon at the Cross of Paisley. Over 
the grave where they lie buried together has 
been set up in modern times a memorial 
obelisk, recording their faithful endurance. 
A chapel constitution was granted for the 
district on 30th May 1836. The parish of 
the Martyrs was disjoined from the High 
Kirk and Abbey Parish of Paisley on 6th 
July 1874.] 

JOHN MACFARLANE, ord. 21st July 

1836 ; trans, to St Andrew's Church, 

Wellington, New Zealand [the first 

min. of any church who went out expressly 

to minister to the settlers], 24th Oct. 1839 

[min. of Lochgilphead 9th Sept. 1847]. 



1840 



JAMES FALCONER, born 1808; 
studied at the United Secession 
and Original Secession Divinity 
Halls, Edinburgh ; licen. by Associate 
Presb. of Glasgow 6th Dec. 1836 ; ord. min. 
of the Associate Congregation, Paisley, 
12th Dec. 1837. Joined the Church of 
Scotland 4th Sept. 1839 ; adm. to this 
charge 21st April 1840. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843 ; min. of Martyrs' Free 
Church, Paisley, 1843-4, of Wigtown Free 
Church, 1844-51. He went to Canada in 
1851, where some time afterwards he dis- 
appeared, and is reported to have died 
Sept. or Oct. 1856. 

JOHN FLEMING, born Kilmarnock, 
1826 ; third son of Robert F. ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1847) ; app. missionary here in 1847 ; ord. 
7th June 1853 ; dem. 21st April 1864 ; was 
afterwards chaplain to Paisley Prison ; 
died unmarried at Morningside, Edinburgh, 
10th June 1887. Publication — Life of 
Alexander Fleming, D.D., min. of Neilston 
(Paisley, 1883). 

ROBERT WODROW THOMSON, 
formerly min. of Ormiston ; adm. 
26th Jan. 1865 ; trans, to St Luke's 
Parish, Glasgow, 22nd March 1866. 

[JAMES KEITH DUNCAN, BA. ; was 
elected min. in 1866, but res. before the 
date fixed for his admission. He became 
min. of the South Parish, Aberdeen.] 



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179 



1897 



JOHN DOUGLAS STEWART, ord. 
18 7 21st Feb. 1867 ; trans, to Cross- 
michael 7th Sept. 1871, died 16th 
Feb. 1919. 

GEORGE WALTER STRANG, M.A. ; 
1872 ord. 26th Jan. 1872; trans, to 
Campbeltown (Lowland Charge), 
8th April 1874. 

FINLAY ROBERT MACDONALD, 
1874 ord. 25th Sept. 1874; trans, to 
Coupar-Angus 18th Aug. 1881. 

WILLIAM LOW, born Auchtermuchty, 
Fife, 8th July 1850, son of James 
L., H.M. Customs, and Christina 
White ; educated at Univs. of St Andrews 
and Edinburgh ; M.A. (St Andrews, 1874), 
B.D. (1877); licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh ; 
assistant at Castle Douglas (Lauriston) and 
Trinity Parish, Edinburgh ; ord. 7th March 
1882 ; died unmarr., 11th July 1896. 

JAMES THOMSON, born Ayr, 14th 
June 1870, son of James T. and 
Catherine Samson ; educated at Ayr 
Academy and Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. 
(1888), B.D. (1892) ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 
3rd May 1893 ; assistant at West Parish, 
Greenock ; ord. 14th Jan. 1897. Marr. (1) 
14th June 1898, Mary (died 1st Nov. 1900), 
daugh. of William Farquhar, and has issue 
— James, born 2nd April 1899 ; Mary 
Farquhar, born 12th Oct. 1900 : (2) 28th 
April 1908, Margaret, daugh. of Thomas 
Blench. 

MIDDLE PARISH. 

[A church built here was opened on 13th 
Nov. 1781. The Middle Parish was dis- 
joined from the Abbey Parish by the Com- 
missioners for the Plantation of Kirks on 
20th Feb. 1782.] 

JOHN SNODGRASS, born Paisley, 
1781 1744, son of James S. ; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (22nd 
March 1764) ; licen. by Presb. of Hadding- 
ton 2nd Sept. 1766; ord. to Norriston 
Chapel-of-Ease 25th June 1772; trans, to 
South Parish, Dundee, 10th Nov. 1774; 
app. by the Town Council 26th June, trans, 
and adm. 19th Dec. 1781 ; D.D. (Princeton, 
New Jersey, U.S.A., 1793); died at Salt- 



coats 22nd June 1797, and was buried in 
the Abbey Churchyard, Paisley. He was 
an able Biblical critic, and excelled in many 
branches of literature. He marr. 19th July 
1782, Janet Mackenzie, who died at Eagle- 
ton, William's River, N.S.W., 30th July 
1852, aged 90, and had issue — Agnes, born 
23rd April 1783; Colonel Kenneth, C.B., 
served with distinction in the Peninsular 
Campaign, born 5th Nov. 1784, died 14th 
Oct. 1853; James, born 17th July 1786; 
Janet, born 9th Feb. 1788 ; Margaret, born 
9th Feb. 1790 (marr. 15th Jan. 1816, Major 
Benjamin Sullivan of the British and 
Portuguese armies) ; Elizabeth, born 29th 
Jan. 1792 ; Esther Jean, born 9th Aug. 
1794 ; Colonel John James, author of A 
Narrative of the Burmese War (London, 
1827), born 22nd Oct. 1796, died 26th 
Nov. 1863. Publications — A Pamphlet on 
the Repeal of the Penal Laws against 
Popery (1772) ; Sermon preached before 
the S.P.G.K. in Scotland (Paisley, 1795) ; 
Three Single Sermons (Dundee, 1781 ; 
Paisley, 1796) ; Prospects of Providence 
respecting the Conversion of the World to 
Christ (Paisley 1796) ; A Commentary, with 
Notes, on Part of the Book of the Revelation of 
John (Paisley, 1799) ; Account of the Town 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vii.). — [Edinburgh 
Christian Instructor, xxix. ; Brown's Hist, 
of Paisley, 158 ; Notes and Queries, 4th 
July 1908; Tombst.] 



1798 



JONATHAN RANKEN [RANKINE], 

born about 1773, sixth son of Robert 
R., farmer, Slamannan; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 1st Feb. 1797 ; pres. by the Town 
Council, and ord. 15th June 1798; died 
7th March 1831. He marr. 4th Feb. 1799, 
Jean (died 29th Sept. 1836), daugh. of 
Robert Auchincloss, cooper, Glasgow, and 
had issue — Agnes Fogo, born 20th Nov. 
1799; Mary, born 26th Feb. 1803, died 
25th June 1822; Robert, born 4th Dec. 
1804, died 27th Jan. 1811 ; John, born 30th 
Aug. 1806, died 12th June 1822 ; Jonathan, 
writer, Glasgow, born 26th Aug. 1808, died 
6th Sept. 1864 ; Robert Auchincloss, born 
8th May 1811, student at Glasgow Univ. 
in 1825. 



180 



MIDDLE PARISH— NORTH PARISH 



[PRESB. OF 



JAMES BEGG, M.A. ; trans, from Lady 
1881 Gtf enorc hy' s Chapel-of-Ease, Edin- 
burgh ; pres. by the Town Council, 
and adm. 25th Nov. 1831 ; trans, to Liber- 
ton, Mid-Lothian, 25th June 1835. 

ROBERT STEVENSON, trans, from 

1886 ^ ortn Church; pres. by the Town 

Council, and adm. 18th Feb. 1836; 

trans, to Dairy, Ayrshire, 28th March 1844. 

JAMES GEORGE WOOD, trans, from 
1845 Bathgate, and adm. 21st Feb. 1845 ; 
trans, to Second Charge, Old Machar, 
14th Sept. 1848. 

ROBERT KIRKE, trans, from Newark 
1849 Chapel-of-Ease, and adm. 3rd April 
1849; trans, to Hutton and Fish- 
wick 6th Oct. 1858. 

JOHN ALISON, M.A.; ord. 10th 
March 1859; trans, to Bonhill 21st 



1859 



Nov. 1861. 



-ALEXANDER BRYSON, ord. 17th 
1862 April 1862 ; trans, to St Michael's, 
Dumfries, 10th Jan. 1868. 

ROBERT DUNCAN, ord. 7th May 1868 ; 
trans, to First Charge, Montrose, 26th 
Feb. 1874. 



1874 



DAVID WATSON, ord. 12th May 1874 ; 
trans, to Woodside Chapel-of-Ease, 
Glasgow, 15th Nov. 1877. 

ALEXANDER FALCONER FRASER, 

•78 born Aberdeen, 5th June 1855, son of 

Alexander F. ; educated at Glasgow 

Univ. ; MA. (1874), B.D. (1877) ; ord. 20th 

March 1878; dem. 1st Nov. 1881; died 

unmarr., at Stirling, 9th March 1893. 

GEORGE PARK, born Inverness, 9th 
Nov. 1844, son of James P. and Mar- 
garet Paterson ; educated at Inver- 
ness Academy, Aberdeen Grammar School, 
and Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. 
of Inverness ; ord. to Inverchaolin 30th June 
1870; trans, and adm. 12th April 1882. 
Marr. (1) 29th Oct. 1872, Charlotte Butler 
(died 16th Feb. 1879), daugh. of David 
Reid, Perth, and had issue — Margherita 
Catherine, born 3rd Feb. 1874, died 25th 
Jan. 1883 ; George John Paterson, engineer, 
born 11th March 1875; David Reid, born 



21st Sept. 1876, died 19th Feb. 1883 ; Char- 
lotte Reid, M.B., Ch.B. (Glasgow 1904), born 
7th Sept. 1877 (marr. 19th Jan. 1907, Com- 
mander Charles Osborne, R.N.R.) ; (2) 16th 
April 1919, Jane Craig Skinner, eldest 
daugh. of Peter Ritchie, Montrose. 



NORTH PARISH (Q.S.) 

[A church was opened here 29th Aug. 
1834. On 1st June of that year the 
General Assembly granted a Chapel Con- 
stitution to the district. The North Parish 
was disjoined from the Middle Parish of 
Paisley by the Court of Teinds, 9th March 
1874. In 1888 the church was rebuilt.] 

[PETER MACMORLAND, elected 20th 

1834 ■^y * 8 ** 4 » ^ 00 ^ c ^ ar S e as a licen- 
tiate. In 1835 he accepted a call to 
the National Scots Church, Regent Square, 
London ; afterwards min. of North Berwick.] 

ROBERT STEVENSON, ord. 17th July 
1885 18 ^ 5 ' trans - ^° Middle Parish, 
Paisley, 18th Feb. 1836. 

JAMES GRAHAM, ord. 31st March 
1836 18 *^ ' trans, to Fenwick 21st Sept. 
1843. 

WILLIAM WYPER, min. of New 
1843 Church [Greenknowe], Annan ; trans, 
and adm. 27th Oct. 1843 ; trans, to 
Norrieston, Dunblane, 2nd Oct. 1845. 

y DUNCAN BLAIR, ord. 15th Oct. 1846 ; 
1846 trans, to Glenapp in Feb. 1851. 

WALTER BROCK, born Glasgow, 8th 
1851 Juty 1819, eldest son of George B. ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 
27th July 1851 ; res. 1856 ; missionary at 
Eday, Orkney, 1856-65; chaplain of H.M. 
Prison, Glasgow, 1865-82 ; died 27th June 
1882. He marr. 29th March 1847, Jean 
M'Vey Paterson, who died 23rd Feb. 1892, 
and had issue — Isabella, born 3rd Feb. 1848 
(marr. Daniel Drain) ; Janet Paterson, 
born 25th Sept. 1850 (marr. Edward 
Hayman), died 3rd Feb. 1897; Mary 
Paterson, born 7th Nov. 1852, died 7th 
March 1854 ; George M'Vey Paterson, born 
30th Nov. 1854, died 29th July 1881; 
Walter Paterson, min. of Forth, Lanark- 



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shire ; John Charles, solicitor, born 10th 
Jan. 1861, died 18th Dec. 1905; William 
James, merchant, born 10th Feb. 1863. 

JAMES AITKEN, ord. 5th Jan. 1856 ; 
trans, to St Luke's Parish, Glasgow, 



1856 



19th June 1862. 



JOHN ALLAN STEWART, born 2nd 

1862 ^ an# 1836 > son °f J ames S., min. of 
Edrachillis : educated at Univ. of 
Aberdeen ; ord. 28th Aug. 1862 ; died 
unmarr. at the manse of Edrachillis, 18th 
Jan. 1864. 

WILLIAM ROWE, ord. 21st July 1864 ; 
iooa trans, to Laurieston, Glasgow, 17th 

-lob 1 ! ._. 

Jan. 1867. 

JOHN RENWICK, ord. 18th July 1867 ; 
1867 trans, to Garturk 1st July 1870. 

DAVID NEIL IMRIE, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 
lffro 1st Dec. 1870 ; trans, to Logie, Bridge 
of Allan, 18th Jan. 1872. 

ROBERT ZUILLE GILFILLAN, ord. 

1872 20t ^ ^ une 18 ^ 2 5 trans, to Loch- 
winnoch 26th June 1873. 

FREDERICK CHARLES NIVEN, born 

1874 4t ^ ^ ct- 1844 ' youngest son of Alex- 
ander N., D.D., min. of Balfron; edu- 
cated privately and at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dunbarton ; assistant 
at Foulden, Dunoon, and Kilmun ; ord. 
6th Jan. 1874; adm. first min. of the 
parish 1st April 1874 ; died 7th July 1883. 
He marr. 1876, Elizabeth Josephine, daugh. 
of Malcolm M'Laren, M.D., Johnstone (she 
marr. (2) 15th July 1889, Thomas Burns, 
L.R.C.P. & S.E.), and died 13th Feb. 
1906, leaving issue — Malcolm M'Laren, 
Associate of Inst, of Loco. Engineers, born 
24th Dec. 1876 ; Susan Eliza, born 7th Jan. 
1880 (marr. July 1907, Joseph Stott, iron 
merchant, Leeds) ; Alexander M'Laren, 
stockbroker, lieut. Argyll and Sutherland 
Highlanders, born 30th Nov. 1881. 

JAMES YOUNG, born Bothwell, 27th 
1883 "^ ec * 185 6> son of Thomas Y. and 
Isabella Paton ; educated at Douglas 
and Lesmahagow Parish Schools and Univ. 
of Glasgow; M.A. (1879), B.D. (1882); 
licen. by Presb. of Lanark in 1882 ; assist- 



ant here, and ord. 5th Dec. 1883 ; app. clerk 
of Presb. in 1916. Marr. 16th Feb. 1886, 
Janet, daugh. of James Reid, and has issue 
— Andrew Gardyne, M.A., lieut. Argyll and 
Sutherland Highlanders, born 21st Jan. 
1887, killed in action 13th Oct. 1917; 
James Reid, C.A., born 2nd Dec. 1888 ; 
Agnes Millar, born 29th Feb. 1892. Publi- 
cation — Contributions to Hastings' Diction- 
ary of Christ and the Gospels. 

ST COLUMBA'S GAELIC 
PARISH (Q.S.). 

[The church was erected by public sub- 
scription in 1793. On 31st May 1834 
the General Assembly granted a chapel 
constitution to the district. The parish 
was disjoined from the High Church and 
erected as a Gaelic charge by the Court of 
Teinds, 6th July 1874.] 

WILLIAM SIMSON [SIMPSON], ord. 
17g5 missionary at Kincardine and Creich, 
Ross-shire ; adm. 26th Jan. 1795 ; 
trans, to Fearn 7th July 1802. 

^WALTER BLAIR, born 1764, third 
1803 son °^ J°^ n B., farmer, Drymen; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dunbarton 30th March 1790 ; 
ord. to Gartmore Chapel 18th May 1795 ; 
trans, and adm. 3rd June 1803 ; died 
unmarr. 2nd July 1832. 

JOHN CAMPBELL, born Argyllshire, 
1833 1801, second son of Dugald O, 
farmer ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; licen. by Presb. of Lorn 27th Nov. 
1828; elected 21st Dec. 1832; ord. 16th 
April 1833. Joined the Free Church in 
1843 ; min. of the Free Gaelic Church, 
Paisley, 1843-5; of the Free Church, 
Tarbert, Lochfyne, 1845-75; died 17th 
Sept. 1874. He marr. (1) 1834, Jane 
Brown, who died 12th Dec. 1844: (2) 
1860, Margaret M'Farlane. 

[The church was vacant from 1843 to 
1853.] 

EVAN ROSS, ord. 1st April 1853 ; trans. 
1853 to Ardersier 15th Dec. 1853. 



182 ST COLUMBA'S GAELIC PARISH— SOUTH PARISH [presb. of 



NEIL M'NEIL, ord. 2nd May 1854; 
1854 trans, to Tobermory 12th May 1857. 

NEIL STKACHAN, ord. 17th Dec. 1857 ; 
1 7 trans, to St Columba's, Glasgow 
7th Feb. 1859. 

JOHN M'GILCHRIST, ord. 2nd June, 
1859 and dem. 17th Aug. 1859 [after- 
wards min. of Kilarrow, Islay]. 

LACHLAN M'NEILL, third son of 
eo Lachlan M., farmer, Kilmun ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 19th 
April 1860; dem. 6th April 1864; some- 
time missionary among the Scottish settlers 
on the Banda Oriental in the Republic 
of Uruguay ; min. of St John's, Florencio 
Varela, Quilmes, and Jeppener Churches, 
Buenos Aires ; dem. 1910. — [Dodds' Records 
of the Scottish Settlers in the River Plate 
and their Churches, 340-6.] 

RANALD MACALISTER, ord. 4th 
. QOA Aug. 1864; trans, to Cromdale 7th 

1864 , , ° ' 

May 1869. 

JOHN SMITH, ord. 23rd Dec. 1869; 
1869 trans, to Cumlodden 30th Oct. 1873. 

PATRICK WILLIAM MACKENZIE, 
1874 trans, from Kilberry, and adm. first 
min. of the parish 26th Nov. 1874 ; 
trans, to Kirkbean 16th Oct. 1879. 

DONALD MACKAY, born Creich, 

1880 Sutnerlancl > 19tn Feb. 1829, son of 
^Eneas M., tacksman, and Jane 
Urquhart ; educated at Parish School, 
Creich, and Univ. of St Andrews ; school- 
master at Ullapool, 1848-53 ; licen. by 
Presb. of Lochcarron in 1S52 ; ord. to 
Stoer, Sutherland, 1854 ; res. 1876, and 
became min. of Gareloch, Nova Scotia, 
1876-9; adm. 31st March 1880; dem. 18th 
Oct. 1882 ; became min. of Metiss, Quebec, 
1884-6; adm. to Rothesay Gaelic Chapel 
in 1888 ; res. in 1897 ; died 9th Nov. 1910. 
He marr. 2nd Feb. 1856, Catherine (born 
18th Sept. 1838), daugh. of Donald Morri- 
son, farmer, and had issue — Alexander 
Ross, assistant Professor of Engineering, 
Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh, born 1st 
Dec. 1856, died 1902; John Urquhart, 
chemist born 3rd Dec. 1857, died 1887; 



Annie Jane, born 29th March 1859 (marr. 
1892, Alexander Macdonald, Scourie, 
Sutherland), died 8th Dec. 1918; Mary 
Crawford, born 26th June 1860 (marr. 
1892, John Patrick, Chicago, U.S.A.); 
^Eneas Donald, secretary Y.M.C.A., 
Chicago, born 10th March 1862 ; George 
William, min. of Killin, born 23rd Nov. 
1863 ; Dolina, born 22nd Sept. 1865 (marr. 
William Alexander Macfarlane, min. of 
Dull) ; Jane Georgina, teacher, Edinburgh, 
born 12th July 1867; William John 
Menzies, tea-planter, India, born 31st May 
1869 ; Georgina Sumner, born 21st Oct. 
1872 ; Hughina Ann Chalmers, born 11th 
July 1876 ; David Williamson, born 21st 
Feb. 1878, died 1883. 

DAVID JOHNSTONE, born 1844, son 
of William J., farmer, and Flora 
M'Fie ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; ord. to Hallin-in-Waternish, Skye, 
9th Nov. 1871 ; trans, and adm. 4th July 
1883 ; died 11th May 1903. He marr. 24th 
Feb. 1887, Janet Kennedy, and had issue — 
William, born 5th May 1888 ; Thomas 
Kennedy, born 20th March 1890. 

JOHN MACNIVEN, born 29th Jan. 
1863, son of John M. and Ann 
Campbell ; educated at Hylipol 

School, Tiree, and Univ. of Glasgow ; 

licen. by Presb. of Mull in 1894 ; ord. to 

Bernera, Presb. of Uist, 19th Sept. 1895 ; 

trans, and adm. 21st Oct. 1903. 



SOUTH PARISH (Q.S.). 

[A church was opened 29th April 1836. 
On 30th May of that year the General 
Assembly granted to the district a chapel 
constitution. The parish was disjoined 
from the Laigh Kirk and the Abbey 
Parishes of Paisley by the Court of Teinds, 
18th Feb. 1878.] 

ALEXANDER SALMON, ord. 19th 
Aug. 1836; trans, to Barrhead 13th 



1908 



1836 



May 1841. 



PETER HENDERSON, born 1810, 

eldest son of James H., solicitor, 

Lanarkshire ; educated at Univ. 

of Glasgow; ord. 2nd Dec. 1841. Joined 



paisley] 



SOUTH PARISH 



183 



1856 



the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of South 
Free Church, Paisley, 1843-4, of West 
Pollokshaws Free Church, 1844-61 ; died 
27th Sept. 1861. He marr. in 1846, Jessie 
Grieve. 

[The fabric was retained by the Free 
Church from 1843 to 1856, when the Court 
of Session decided in favour of the Church 
of Scotland's right of ownership.] 

JOHN M'LEAN, Keen, by Presb. of 
Dunoon 12th Dec. 1854; ord. 20th 
Nov. 1856; dem. 15th May 1873; 
went to U.S.A. and died there in Aug. that 
year. He marr. 18th Jan. 1859, Elizabeth, 
eldest daugh. of John Macintosh, H.M.C.S., 
Auckland, New Zealand. 

GEORGE STRANG ANDERSON, ord. 
187s 18th Dec. 1873; trans, to North 
Parish, Aberdeen, 21st March 1877. 

CHARLES CADELL MACDONALD, 
trans, from New Rothesay, and adm. 
18th July 1877; adm. first min. of 
the parish 6th March 1878; trans, to St 
Clement's Parish, Aberdeen, 11th Sept. 1879. 

WILLIAM MUSHAM METCALFE, 
born York, 14th Sept. 1840, son of 
John M. and Hannah Musham ; 
educated at St George's Wesleyan School, 
York ; was an assistant teacher in the 
Wesleyan Training College, Westminster, 
after which he came to Scotland, spent 
four years in the Free Church Training 
College, Glasgow, and taught in the West 
End Academy, Dundee ; ord. min. of the 
Congregational Church, Ayr, 23rd Dec. 
1868 ; adm. a licentiate of the Church of 
Scotland by the General Assembly June 
1873 ; app. min. of Poltalloch [Tighna- 
bruaich] Chapel Nov. 1873 ; adm. to this 
charge 17th Dec. 1879 ; D.D. (St Andrews 
1892) ; assessor to the Lord Rector of that 
Univ. 1892-9; clerk of Presb. 1st July 1908; 
died 8th Aug. 1916. He marr. 1st June 
1869, Cecilia daugh. of James Simpson, 
Dundee, and had issue — William, born 
21st June 1870, M.A. (Glasgow, 1891), 
B.D. (Glasgow, 1892), ord. by Presb. of 
Paisley 14th May 1902, sometime min. at 
Ficksburg, Orange River Colony, chaplain 
to the Forces, Plymouth, 1917-19, author 



1877 



1879 



of The Great Palace of Constantinople 
(Paisley, 1893), Origen the Teacher (Lon- 
don, 1907); Cecilia, born 5th Sept. 1872; 
Hannah, born 11th March 1876; Alice, 
born 4th Nov. 1878 (marr. Adam Nelson, 
min. of Tyrie) ; James Alexander, born 12th 
April 1881. Publications — The Natural 
Truth of Christianity (Paisley, 1880) ; The 
Reasonableness of Christianity (Paisley, 
1882); Life after Death (Paisley, 1883); 
Pinkerton's Lives of the Scottish Saints 
[revised and enlarged], 2 vols. (Paisley, 
1889); Ancient Lives of the Scottish Saints 
(Paisley, 1895) ; Scottish Legends of the 
Saints from a unique MS. of the XIV. 
Century, 3 vols. [Scot. Text. Soc] (Edin- 
burgh, 1896); Charters and Documents 
relating to the Burgh of Paisley, 1163-1665, 
and Extracts from the Records of the Toivn 
Council, 1594-1626 (Paisley, 1902); The 
John Neilson Institution : its First Fifty 
Years (Paisley, 1902) ; The Legends of SS. 
Ninian and Machar in the Scottish Dialect 
of the Fourteenth Century (Paisley, 1904) ; 
A History of the County of Renfrew from 
the Earliest Times (Paisley, 1905) ; A His- 
tory of the Burgh of Paisley, 600-1908 
(Paisley, 1909) ; Supplementary Dictionary 
of the Scottish Language (Paisley, 1910) ; 
Specimens of Scottish Literature, 1325-1835 
(Glasgow, 1913); The Lordship of Paisley 
Account Book (Paisley, 1914) ; Sermons 
[Preface by William Metcalfe] (Paisley, 
1916); The Poems of Robert Henry son 
[ed.] (Paisley, 1917). He was editor of The 
Scottish Revieiv [Paisley] from 1882 to 1900. 



1917 



FRANK HENDERSON, born Beith, 
11th July 1889, son of Henry 
Fotheringham H., D.D., min. of 
Ogilvie U.F. Church, Dundee, and Mar- 
garet Grace Reid; educated at High 
School, Dundee, Morrison's Academy, Crieff, 
and Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1909), 
B.D. (1913); licen. by Presb. of St 
Andrews in 1913 ; assistant at St Michael's, 
Dumfries, and Holburn, Aberdeen ; ord. 
30th Jan. 1917. Marr. 10th Aug. 1917, 
Edith May, daugh. of David Sturrock 
Lowson, M.A., and Anne Marie Murison, 
Perth, and has issue — Ruth Lowson, born 
4th Aug. 1918. 



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POLLOKSHAWS— RENFREW 



[PRESB. OF 



POLLOKSHAWS (Q.S.). 

[The earliest church building here was 
called Auldfield Chapel. The General 
Assembly granted a chapel constitution 
with a definite district, 29th May 1837. 
The parish was disjoined from Eastwood 
6th June 1862. At Pollokshaws St Conal's 
Fair was held annually in Sept.] 

ROBERT ORANGE BROMFIELD, 
1840 trans - fr° m Larkhall 24th Sept. 1840 ; 
trans, to Sprouston 21st Sept. 1843. 

ALEXANDER ROBERTSON WAT- 
SON, born Lanarkshire, youngest 
son of John W. ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow; ord. min. of the Relief Church, 
Greenend, parish of Dron, 30th Jan. 1839 ; 
adm. min. of the Relief Church, Newburgh- 
on-Tay, 18th May 1842; res. 15th April 
1845. i Joined the Church of Scotland ; app. 
missionary here 5th Nov. 1845 ; adm. as 
min. 21st Jan. 1847 ; died 24th Jan. 1849. 



1845 



1849 



1870 



WILLIAM LAW, probably son of Alex- 
ander L., Linlithgow ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by United 
Secession Church in 1844 ; suspended in 
1845; ord. 27th Sept. 1849; dem. 24th 
June 1859. 

GEORGE TURNBULL, M.A. ; ord. 
1st Dec. 1859 ; adm. first min. of 

1859 • i 

the parish 2nd July 1862; trans, to 
Dailly 23rd Sept. 1869. 

PHILIP RODGER, born Cupar-Fife, 
13th March 1839, eighth son of John 
R. and Catherine Graham ; educated 

at Cupar Academy and Univ. of Glasgow ; 

B.A. (1861), M.A. (1862); licen. by Presb. 

of Glasgow 13th June 1866 ; assistant at 

Rothesay and St Enoch's Parish, Glasgow ; 

ord. 27th Jan. 1870; died 11th June 1889. 

He marr. 21st Nov. 1871, Joanna Thomson, 

daugh. of William Taylor. 

SAMUEL DAVID M'CONNELL, 

born Gortnessy, Londonderry, 31st 
Oct. 1858, son of the Rev. William 
J. M. and Jane Brigham ; educated at 
Academical Institution (now Foyle College), 
Londonderry, and Queen's Univ., Ireland ; 



1888 



1918 



M.A. (1881), B.D. (Edinburgh, 1885); licen. 
by Presb. of Glendermott 6th May 1884 ; 
assistant at Govan and St John's Parish, 
Edinburgh ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
16th May 1888; died 8th March 1918. 
He marr. 2nd July 1890, Mary Violet, 
daugh. of Alexander Cuthbert, M.D., and 
had issue — William Alexander Cuthbert, 
M.A. (Glasgow), lieut. Scottish Rifles, born 
29th Oct. 1894. 

JOHN MACFARLANE, born Helens- 
burgh, 15th Dec. 1881, son of Alex- 
ander M. and Jane Graham ; edu- 
cated at Hutcheson's Grammar School 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (April 1904), 
B.D. (April 1907); licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 1st May 1907 ; assistant at St 
Paul's, Dundee, and Paisley Abbey ; ord. 
to Aberdalgie 18th July 1911 ; trans, and 
adm. 10th Oct. 1918. Marr. 14th April 
1914. Catherine Anne Barker, and has 
issue — Isabella Russell, born 9th April 
1915 ; John Alexander, born 24th June 
1917. 

RENFREW. 

[The church of Renfrew, dedicated to St 
James, was a prebend of Glasgow. Within 
it were chapels of St Ninian, St Conal, St 
Christopher, St Thomas the Apostle, and 
St Thomas the Martyr. Near the mill of 
Renfrew in the parish stood a chapel of 
St Mary, which, with its adjoining chapel 
lands, belonged to the Abbey of Paisley. 

In Renfrew Church there is a fine 
recessed mural monument, with recumbent 
figures of John, first Lord Ross of Halk- 
head, and his first wife Marjorie, daughter 
of John Mure of Caldwell. Lord Ross died 
about the year 1500. 

On an island in the Clyde, within this 
parish and close to the town of Renfrew, 
Walter, first High Steward, founded in 1163 
the Cluniac priory of Renfrew, dedicated to 
St Mary and St James. In 1169, however, 
the High Steward removed this foundation 
to the new monastery which he then erected 
at Paisley. From that year the Abbey of 
Paisley owned various lands in this parish 
which had belonged to the priory of 
Renfrew. On these properties we still find 



paisley] 



RENFREW 



185 



such names as the Abbot's Inch and the 
Monks' Dyke. In 1861 Kenfrew Church 
was enlarged and in great part rebuilt.] 

ANDREW HAY of Renfield, son of 
1560 William H. fourth of Talla, Tweeds- 
muir, and Janet Spottiswood, was 
prebendary of Renfrew in 1556, rector and 
parson 10th July 1558; joined the Re- 
formers in 1559 ; was Commissary of 
Hamilton and Dalserf in 1564. He was 
accused of being concerned in the murder 
of David Riccio 9th March 1566, and was 
confined in free ward within the burgh of 
Dunbar and two miles around in July 1566, 
but was released by Queen Mary 29th Jan. 
1567. He was a member of thirty-four of 
the forty Reformed General Assemblies 
held before Aug. 1590, and was Moderator 
of those of March 1573 and Oct. 1580; 
was elected Dean of the Chapter of 
Glasgow Jan. 1571, and a Commissioner 
for Clydesdale, Renfrew, and Lennox 
1569-88. In 1574 Govan and Inchinnan 
were also in his charge. He was rector 
of Glasgow Univ. 1569-86 ; was app. by 
Privy Council 6th March 1589 a commis- 
sioner for the maintenance and defence of 
the true religion in Clydesdale, and died 
in 1593. He marr. Janet Wallace of the 
Craigie family, and had issue — John, min. 
of this parish ; Theodore, D.D., min. of 
Peebles ; David, commissary-clerk of Glas- 
gow, died Jan. 1616 ; Andrew, min. of 
Erskine ; Archibald ; Susannah (marr. 1588, 
Archibald Gibson) ; Jean. — [Beg. Assig. ; 
Family of Bimie of Broomhill ; Calder- 
wood's Hist, [see General Index there, 
p. 70] ; Nisbet's Heraldry, ii. ; Coutts' 
Hist, of Univ. of Glasgow ; Pitcairn's 
Criminal Trials, i., 486 ; Metcalfe's Hist, 
of Benfrew, 221 ; F. C. Beg., vii., 580.] 

JOHN HAY of Renfield, born 1566, 
1593 eldest son of preceding ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1582) ; ord. 
to Mearns in 1588 ; trans, and adm. to this 
charge in 1593 ; rector of Univ. of Glasgow 
1594-6, 1599, 1600, 1603-11, and 1613 ; was 
named by Privy Council on 12th Dec. 1605 
constant Moderator of Presb., the members 
of which were charged to receive him as 
such under pain of rebellion ; died Dec. 



1627. He marr. (1) Margaret (died Oct. 
1601), daugh. of Claud Hamilton of Cochno 
and Margaret Beaton, and had issue — John, 
min. of this parish ; Andrew of Inchnoch, 
M.A. ; William : (2) cont., 6th Aug. 1602, 
Agnes, eldest daugh. of John Somerville of 
Tarbrax (she survived him, and marr. (2) 
Matthew Wallace of Dundonald), and had 
issue — George ; Janet (marr. cont., 6th 
April 1625, William Noble, younger of 
Ardardan); Jean (marr. cont., 14th Oct. 
1629, James, eldest son of Matthew Wallace 
of Dundonald); Margaret.— [Beg. Assig.; 
Hamilton Tests. ; Inq. Bet. Gen., 1399 ; 
Nisbet's Heraldry, ii., 132 ; Calderwood's 
Hist., vi., 161, 617 ; vii., 59, 106 ; Beg. of 
Deeds, cci., 294; ccclv., 8th Feb. 1644; 
ccccxciv., 20th July 1636 ; ccccvii., 23rd 
June 1628 ; ccccliv., 75 ; Ex. inform. Charles 
Cleland Harvey.] 

JOHN HAY of Renfield and Inchnoch, 
1628 Dorn 1597, son of preceding; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1613) ; on the Exercise there 28th June 
1615 ; had testimonial for ord. to Killellan 
11th Sept. 1616; trans, to Paisley First 
Charge 21st May 1627 ; trans, and adm. 
to this charge 28th April 1628 ; member of 
Commission for Church Discipline 21st Oct. 
1634; rector of Glasgow Univ. 1640-2; 
dep. after 1st June 1649 nominally on a 
charge of "drunkenness," but really on 
account of Episcopal tendencies. He 
became a preacher at Donegal in Ireland ; 
had £100 sterling allowed him by Parlia- 
ment 12th July 1661 from vacant stipends 
in Presbs. of Hamilton, Ayr, and Irvine, 
on account of his sufferings ; was readm. 
before 29th Oct. 1663; died after 13th Aug. 
1668. He marr. Agnes, daugh. of David 
Forsyth of Dykes and Inchnoch, and had 
issue — Andrew of Inchnoch ; Elizabeth 
(marr. Patrick Simson, min. of this parish). 
— [Hamilton Tests. ; Wodrow's Anal. ; 
Maitland Miscell., ii. ; Nisbet's Heraldry, 
ii., 132 ; G. B. Inhib., 26th Feb. 1622.] 

JOHN MAULD [MAULE], born 1629, 

third son of Henry M. of Melgund ; 

M.A. (Glasgow, 6th May 1649) ; ord. 

23rd Jan. 1650; died unmarr. 29th April 

1653.— [Fife Inhib., 7th Feb. 1651.] 



186 



RENFREW 



[PRESB. OF 



1653 



PATRICK SIMSON, born 2nd Oct. 
1628, son of Adam S., min. of New 
Abbey ; educated under his cousin, 
George Gillespie, min. of St Giles', Edin- 
burgh, and was four years tutor in the 
family of Archibald, Marquess of Argyll ; 
ord. 11th Nov. 1653; deprived by Act of 
Parliament 11th June, and Decreet of the 
Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; was granted 
an indulgence at Kilmalcolm in 1672. In 
Nov. 1678 he was cited before the Privy 
Council for holding conventicles out of 
the parish to which he had been confined, 
and not compearing, was denounced a 
rebel. He returned at the Toleration ; was 
at the meeting of Synod 30th Aug. 1687, 
and was restored by Act of Parliament 25th 
April 1690. He became Dean of Faculty in 
the Univ. of Glasgow 11th Dec. that year, 
and was re-elected annually till 1696; 
Moderator of the General Assembly 20th 
Dec. 1695; died Father of the Church 
24th Oct. 1715. Wodrow speaks of him as 
the " last of the antediluvian Presbyterian 
ministers in this church. I never knew one 
more pleasant and profitable in conversa- 
tion and of a sweeter temper. He had one 
of the clearest judgments, and the most 
exact and tenacious memory that I ever 
knew. He was the most digested and 
distinct master of the Scriptures that I 
ever met with." He marr. (1) 30th Aug. 
1654, Elizabeth (died 31st March 1662), 
daugh. of John Hay, min. of this parish, 
and had issue— Sarah, born 1655, died 26th 
Nov. that year; George, born 19th Sept. 
1657, died 8th Aug. 16—; Patrick, born 
April 1659, died in West Indies 1688; 
Agnes, born 25th March 1662 (marr. John 
Simson of Kirktonhall, West Kilbride, 
merchant, Glasgow) [of this marriage 
there were seventeen sons and no daughs. ; 
one of the sons was Robert Simson, Pro- 
fessor of Mathematics in Univ. of Glasgow, 
translator of Euclid] ; Elizabeth (twin), 
born 25th March, died 16th June 1662 : 
(2) 30th June 1664, Janet (died 19th Sept. 
1714, aged 79), daugh. of James Peadie, 
merchant, Glasgow, and widow of Robert 
Cullen, merchant, Glasgow, and had issue- 
James, born 26th May 1665, died 18th Oct. 
1667 ; John, Professor of Divinity, Glasgow 



Univ. (q.v.) ; Margaret, born 27th April 
1669 (marr. James Montgomerie), buried 
8th Nov. 1758 ; Matthew, min. of Pencait- 
land ; Anna, born 8th May 1674 (marr. 
John Paisley, min. of Lochwinnoch) ; a son, 
still-born 11th Feb. 1677; Mary, born 13th 
June 1679. Publications — Letter in Answer 
to Hackston's Ghost ; The Larger Reply ; 
Spiritual Songs or Holy Poems, a Garden 
of True Delight, in 6 books (Edinburgh, 
1685-6).— [MS. Genealogy; Glasg. Tests.; 
Pettigrew's Extracts ; Wodrow's Hist,, iii., 
5. 61 ; Julian's Diet, of Hymnology, p. 1058 ; 
The Simsons, 19-27.] 

1663 JOHN HAY [see above]. 

ROBERT DOUGLAS, M.A. ; trans. 
- from Bothwell ; pres. by Charles II., 

and inst. 15th March 1669 ; trans, to 
Hamilton after 19th May 1675. 

ROBERT YOUNG, second son of John 
1&J5 Y. (descended from the Leny family) ; 
M.A. (Glasgow 1657) ; passed trials 
before the Presb. of Greenock, and had a 
certificate for ordination 12th Nov. 1663; 
adm. to Erskine before 31st March 1664 ; 
trans, and adm. 8th Sept. 1675 ; died after 
7th April 1680. He marr. Agnes Campbell, 
widow of Robert Freeland of that ilk, who 
died s.p. before Martinmas 1697. — [Inq. Bet. 
Gen., 5983 ; M'Ure's Glasgow ; G. R. Lnhib., 
18th Sept. 1679.] 

FRANCIS ROSS, second son of Alex- 
. ander R. of Tullienaught ; was a 

preacher in Aberdeenshire 5th Dec. 
1675 ; inst. to this charge July 1683 ; the 
people attempted to out him in 1688, but 
he remained until deprived by Act of 
Parliament 25th April 1690 restoring the 
Presbyterian mins. He opened a meeting- 
house at Stonehaven, Dunnottar, where he 
conducted services from 24th Aug. 1709 to 
21st April 1714. The date of his death is 
unknown. He marr., cont. 9th Sept. 1686, 
Mary, daugh. of John Keith, D.D., min. of 
Old Machar, and had issue — Alexander, 
M.D., Aberdeen. — [Fordoun Presb. Reg. ; 
Banchory -Ternan Sess. Reg.] 

PATRICK SIMSON, above men- 
1687 tioned. 






paisley] 



RENFREW 



187 



NEIL CAMPBELL, trans, from Ros- 
171 _ neath ; pres. by George I. 15th Nov. 
1715 ; called 26th April, trans, and 
adm. 18th July 1716; dem. on appointment 
as Principal of the Univ. of Glasgow 17th 
Jan. 1728 (g.v.). 

ROBERT PATOUN [PATON], born 
17 „ 1690, eldest son of Robert P., min. 
of Dumfries ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (11th May 1710); licen. by 
Presb. of Dunbar 12th July 1721 ; ord. to 
Second Charge, Haddington, 18th Jan. 
1722 ; pres. by George II. 29th Sept. 1730 ; 
trans, and adm. 21st Jan. 1731 ; was an 
unsuccessful candidate for the office of Clerk 
to the General Assembly in 1746 ; Moderator 
of Assembly 10th May 1750 ; was com- 
missioner in a scheme for augmenting the 
stipends of the clergy, and received thanks 
of Assembly 18th May 1752 ; died 1st April 
1768. He marr. 16th Aug. 1722, Cecilia 
(died 23rd March 1777), daugh. of Archi- 
bald Hamilton, min. of Cambuslang, and 
had issue — William, librarian, Glasgow 
Univ. ; Janet, born 1732. Publication — 
The Main Duty of Bishops, a sermon 
(Edinburgh, 1739).— [Acts of Ass., 1750-2 ; 
Carlyle's Autob., 85 ; Morren's Ann., i., 86, 
167, 324 ; Tombst.] 

COLIN CAMPBELL, born 16th July 
17 1718, third son of Neil C, above 
mentioned; I educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow ; 
ord. to Eaglesham 25th June 1741; trans, 
to Kilmaronock 10th Dec. 1761; pres. by 
George III. 20th Sept. 1768; trans, and 
adm. 20th April 1769; died 24th Nov. 
1788. He marr. 20th Dec. 1749, Elizabeth 
(died Aug. 1786, aged 56), daugh. of John 
Montgomerie, min. of Stewarton, and had 
issue — Christian, born 29th May 1752 
(marr. Daniel Clark, merchant, Glasgow) ; 
John, captain 72nd Foot, born 24th Feb. 
1755. — [Glasg. Tests. ; Scots Mag., xli. ; 
Tombst.] 

' THOMAS BURNS, born Carmyle, eldest 
17 son of William B. ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Paisley 29th July 1777 ; ord. (assistant) at 
Clackmannan 2nd Nov. 1778 ; adm. to 



Inchinnan 23rd March 1787; pres. by 
George III. 9th May 1789 ; trans, and adm. 
5th Aug. 1790; died 21st May 1830. He 
marr. 12th Nov. 1787, Mary (died 22nd 
March 1818), daugh. of John Glen, min. of 
Forgandenny, and had issue — Eliza, born 
1790 (marr. 26th Jan. 1807, James Liddell, 
Petrograd) ; William, merchant, Petrograd, 
born 15th Jan. 1793 ; Jane, born 6th Jan. 
1795 (marr. 31st Aug. 1812, General Henry 
Thomson, H.E.I.C.S.) ; Mary (twin), born 
6th Jan. 1795 (marr. 18th June 1816, 
William Robertson, writer, Glasgow). Pub- 
lications — Four Sermons (Glasgow, 1799- 
1803) ; Accounts of Inchinnan and Renfrew 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, ii., iii.). 

DUNCAN MACFARLANE, born 
1830 R en ton, 1793, eldest son of Duncan 
M., farmer, Cardross ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. to Anderston 
Chapel-of-Ease, Glasgow, 25th Jan. 1827 ; 
trans, and adm. 30th Nov. 1830. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of the Free 
Church, Renfrew, 1844-53; D.D. (Union 
College, Schenectady, U.S.A., 1844); died 
unmarr., 30th April 1853. Publications — 
A Treatise on the Authority, Ends, and 
Observance of the Christian Sabbath 
(Glasgow, 1832); "Introductory Memoir ; ' 
(Letters of Martha Muir) (Glasgow, 1833) ; 
The Duty of Prayer, a sermon (Glasgow, 
1835) ; The Right Appointment of Ministers 
and other Office-Bearers in the Church 
(Glasgow, 1840); Raihvay Travelling on 
the Lord's Day Lndefensible (Glasgow, 
1841); "The History and Arrangement of 
the Shorter Catechism " (Paterson's System 
of Theology) (Edinburgh, 1841); The Re- 
vivals of the Eighteenth Century, 2)articu- 
larly of Cambuslang (Edinburgh, 1844) ; 
Bible Temperance and Present Duty (Edin- 
burgh, 1847); Tracts [1, 2, 4-7] on the 
Romish Controversy (Paisley, 1852). — 
[Tombst.] 

JAMES GRAY WOOD, born 7th Dec. 
1843 1807, son of Charles W., min. of 
Wiston and Roberton ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; ord. to East Strath- 
aven 22nd Aug. 1839 ; trans, to Gartsherrie 
11th Nov. 1841 ; trans, and adm. 21st Sept. 
1843 ; dep. 9th June 1850 ; died in Jan. 1869. 



188 



RENFREW— SHAWLANDS 



[PRESB. OF 



He marr. (1) 6th April 1842, Mary (died 
22nd March 1844), daugh. of John Gray, 
George Square, Edinburgh, and had issue 
—Charles, born 9th March 1843, died 26th 
Jan. 1844 ; Charles, born 25th Feb. 1844 : 
(2) 6th Oct. 1846, Jessie (died 8th Aug. 
1882), daugh. of James Hamilton of Spring- 
hill, Douglas. 

GEORGE ALEXANDER, trans, from 
1850 ^i snaw ? an d adm. 26th Dec. 1850 ; 
trans, to First Charge, Stirling, 10th 
March 1858. 

ROBERT STEPHEN, born Fraserburgh, 
1858 13th Sept. 1835, son of David S., 
captain of the Anna Mary; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1848); sometime tutor to Charles, 
11th Marquess of Huntly ; assistant at 
Alloa and at the Barony and St Enoch's 
Parishes, Glasgow; ord. 26th Aug. 1858; 
died unmarr., 22nd Nov. 1897. Publica- 
tion — Divine and Human Influence, a 
series of sermons, vol. i. (Paisley, 1897) ; 
vol. ii. [Memoir] (Paisley, 1898). 

GEORGE ANDERSON, born Glasgow, 
6th Dec. 1856, son of George A. and 
Benjamina Budge ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow; M.A. (1881), B.D. (1884); 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow ; assistant at 
Galashiels ; ord. to Bothkennar 13th June 
1885 ; trans, to St Vincent's Parish, Glas- 
gow, 10th Nov. 1892 ; trans, and adm. 9th 
June 1898 ; lecturer on Pastoral Theology at 
the Scottish Univs., 1910-11 ; Convener of 
the Jewish Mission Committee, 1911-16; 
D.D. (Glasgow 1912); died unmarr., 13th 
Feb. 1916. Publications— Edited Historical 
Sketch of Glasgoiv University Oriental 
Society (Glasgow, 1901); Transactions of 
said Society (Glasgow, 1901-7); The 
Scottish Pastor: A Manual of Pastoral 
Theology (Edinburgh, 1911).— [Life and 
Work, April 1916.] 

DAVID YOUNG, born Strathaven, 11th 
1916 March 1871, son of David Y., 
farmer, and Marion Young ; edu- 
cated at Crosshill School, Strathaven, 
Hamilton Academy, and Univ. of Glas- 
gow; M.A. (1892), B.D. (1894); licen. by 
Presb. of Hamilton in 1894 ; assistant 



at Dulnain Bridge (Inverallan), Palace 
Colliery Mission (Bothwell), St Columba's, 
Church of Scotland (London), and West 
Parish (Greenock) ; ord. to Knoxland, 
Dunbarton, 27th March 1902; trans, to 
Inverallan 26th July 1907 ; trans, and 
adm. 7th Sept. 1916. Marr. 1st June 
1904, Minnie d'Esterre Roberts, daugh. of 
Donald MacLeod, D.D., min. of St 
Columba's (Church of Scotland), London, 
and has issue — David Patrick MacLeod, 
born 17th March 1905; Minnie Aileen 
d'Esterre, born 7th Nov. 1906; Marion 
Norma, born 19th June 1908 ; Donald 
MacLeod (twin), born 19th June, and 
died 4th Nov. 1908. 



SHAWLANDS (Q.S.). 

[The church was built in 1889. The 
parish was disjoined from Eastwood by 
the Court of Teinds, 18th March 1901.] 

HUGH WILSON, M.A. ; ord. 29th Jan. 
1880 1880; trans, to Bellshill 4th April 

1882. 

JOHN SLOAN, born Glasgow, 24th 

1882 ^ une 1 851 j son °f David S. and 
Agnes Dennistoun Rankin ; edu- 
cated at Glasgow Academy and Univs. of 
Glasgow and Edinburgh;. M.A. (1873); 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow April 1878 ; 
assistant at Govan and Park Parish ; ord. 
to Presbyterian Church, Rangoon, Burmah, 
1878 ; adm. here 1st Sept. 1882 ; adm. first 
min. of the parish 20th March 1901 ; died 
5th Aug. 1912. He marr. 13th Aug. 1890, 
Alice Jane, daugh. of Thomas Brigg Lay- 
cock, Aireworth House, Keighley, Yorks, 
and had issue — Oswald Tennant, 2nd lieut. 
Scottish Rifles, attached R.A.F., born 9th 
June 1891 ; Alic.e Cruden, born 17th May 
1893; Jessie Dennistoun, born 30th April 
1895; Mary Victoria, born 19th March 
1897 ; Hilda Laycock, born 11th Sept. 
1900; John Edward, born 1st Nov. 1902, 
died young. 

JAMES EDWARD HOUSTON, born 

1913 Partick ' 5tn Feb. 1861, son of 
Robert H. and Janet Edward ; edu- 
cated at Partick Academy and Univ. of 



paisley] 



SHAWLANDS— THORNLIEBANK 



189 



Glasgow ; M.A. (1879), B.D. (1882) ; Keen, 
by Presb. of Glasgow 13th June 1882; 
assistant at Bridgeton and Partick ; ord. 
to St Clement's Parish, Dundee, 29th April 
1885 ; trans, to Cambuslang 27th Dec. 1892 ; 
trans, to Buccleuch Parish, Edinburgh, 15th 
Jan. 1908 j trans, and adm. 19th Feb. 1913. 
Marr. 13th June 1893, Effie Terras, daugh. 
of John Yule. Publications — How can I 
be Saved ? (Edinburgh, n.d.) ; Why go to 
Church ? (Edinburgh, n.d.). 



THORNLIEBANK (Q.S.). 

[The parish was disjoined from Eastwood 
by the Court of Teinds, 7th March 1892.] 



1890 



JOHN CHAKLESON, born Inverness, 
7th Sept. 1862, son of Kenneth C. 
and Margaret Forbes, and brother 
of Charles Forbes C, min. of Kirkconnel ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 
(1884), B.D. (1888); licen. by Presb. of 



Paisley ; ord. 5th Sept. 1890 ; adm. first 
min. of the parish 8th March 1892. 
Joined the Church of Rome, when the 
Presb. declared him to hold "no longer 
the office of the holy ministry, and that 
he is disqualified and discharged from 
exercising the functions of the same or 
any part thereof," 30th Oct. 1901. He 
was ord. priest at Kirkintilloch in 1904 ; 
afterwards at Croy and Rome. Publica- 
tion — Why I left the Church of Scotland 
(1901.) 

ROBERT HARVIE SMITH, born 
1902 Paisle y> 23rd Marcn 1863, son of 
James S. and Margaret Lang; edu- 
cated at Paisley South Public School and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; as a certificated teacher 
sometime assistant master in Glasgow Board 
Schools ; licen. by Presb. of Paisley in 1894 ; 
assistant at New Kilpatrick and St An- 
drew's Parish, Glasgow; ord. 23rd April 
1902. Marr. 24th June 1903, Margaret 
MacCallum, daugh. of John M'Gechan. 



PRESBYTERY OF GREENOCK 

[This Court was erected by the General Assembly 31st May 1834 ; all its parishes 
were taken from the Presbytery of Paisley except Largs and Cumbrae, taken from that 
of Irvine. The Presbytery Records begin 8th July 1834.] 



CUMBRAE. 

[This parish was disjoined from Largs at 
an early time. Its church at the Kirktoun 
of Cumbrae belonged to the Abbey of 
Paisley. In 1837 the parish church was 
transferred to a new site less than a mile 
from the Kirktoun. There were of old two 
chapels in the parish, St Columba's on 
Meikle Cumbrae, and on Little Cumbrae, 
Seibeal Bheidh, dedicated to St Bey. A 
fair used to be held on Meikle Cumbrae in 
honour of St Brioch.] 

THOMAS MOORE, M.A. (Glasgow, 
1601) ; mentioned as min. 15th July 
1623; dep. in 1639 for drunkenness 

and other misdemeanours. — [Glasg. Comm. 

Deeds ; Collect de Reb. Alban ; Baillie's 

Lett. ; Stevenson's Hist.] 



1623 



1642 



ROBERT AIRD, M.A. ; trans, from 
Stranraer, and adm. before April 
1642 ; trans, to Lochwinnoch in 
1666, as "his provision was so small that 
he was not able to maintain his family." 

ALEXANDER SANGSTER, M.A. ; ord. 

1668 afteF 23r(i ^ 6pt " lQ68 > trans> t0 

Kirkpatrick-Durham in 1676. 

[ARCHIBALD PORTEOUS, M.A. ; 

,__ min. of Covington; said to have 

been adm. here as an indulged min. 

along with John Rae, min. of Symington, 

Lanarkshire, 3rd Sept. 1672, but this is 

doubtful.] 

190 



ALEXANDER MUSHET, M.A. ; adm. 
about 1679 ; still min. 4th May 1682 ; 
min. of Dreghorn before 26th Dec. 
1685. 



1679 



PATRICK ROBERTSON, M.A. ; min. 

1682 in 1682 ; trans, to Edrom after 5th 
June that year. 

JAMES STEWART, M.A. ; min. about 

1683 1 ^ 83 » trans - *° Dreghorn before 30th 
Aug. 1687. 

ALEXANDER SOMERS, a native of 

1687 Forfarshire ; sometime schoolmaster 
of Inverkip ; licen. by Presb. of 

Paisley after 24th Oct. 1667. It was 
reported to the Privy Council on 4th 
May 1681 that he "haunts in the isle 
of Combray, being formerly an orthodox 
preacher, but now turned vagrant and 
apostatised, and debauches the country," 
and orders were given to proceed against 
him. After the Toleration he was present 
at the Synod 30th Aug. 1687, and at the 
Presb. of Irvine on 1st Nov. ; adm. here 
after 30th Aug. 1687; died 23rd May 
1703. — [Paisley Presb. Peg. ; Maitland 
Miscell., iv.] 

JOHN SMITH, min. about 1688; de- 

1688 P r i ve d by the Privy Council, 19th 
Sept. 1689, for not praying for 

William and Mary but for James VII., and 
for saying " that our rulers are as Sodom, 
and our judges as Gomorrah." 



PKESB. OF GREENOCK] 



CUMBRAE 



191 



ALLAN NASMYTH, licen. by Presb. of 
1703 Dunbarton 4th July 1699 ; ord. in 
1703 ; died before 10th Dec. 1717. 
He marr. Susan (died 19th June 1751), 
daugh. of George Munro, clerk of the 
Bailiary of Cunningham. 

JOHN PICKEN, educated at Univ. of 
1720 Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glas- 
gow 4th Feb. 1719 ; was schoolmaster 
at Stewarton; ord. 5th May 1720; died 
before 12th March 1729. 

ALEXANDER SMITH of Evelaw, a 
i7so na ti ve °f Berwickshire ; M.A. (Edin- 
burgh, 13th Dec. 1720); licen. by 
Presb. of Earlston 18th July 1727; tutor 
at Blair House, Perthshire ; called 15th 
June, and ord. 2nd Sept. 1730 ; dem. 19th 
June 1759. He succeeded his brother 
Archibald in the estate of Evelaw, parish 
of Westruther ; died unmarr. at Lauder, 
23rd Feb. 1774, aged 75.— [Lauder Tests.; 
TombsL] 

WILLIAM LINDSAY, M.A. ; pres. by 

1760 J° nn > -E ar l of Glasgow, 6th Dec. 

1759 ; ord. 13th May 1760 ; trans. 

to Second Charge, Kilmarnock, 12th July 

1764. 

GORDON STEWART, pres. by John, 
1765 Earl of Glasgow, 16th Oct. 1764; 
ord. 18th April 1765 ; trans, to 
Bonhill 21st April 1768. 

HENRY GRAHAM, son of William G., 
176 _ Kilmadock, Perthshire ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Inveraray 22nd April 1752 ; assistant at 
Irvine ; pres. by John, Earl of Glasgow, 
18th May, and ord. 20th Sept. 1768 ; died 
29th Nov. 1798. He marr. 10th May 1769, 
Jean (died 24th July 1805, aged 57), daugh. 
of William Cuninghame of Monkton Hill, 
and had issue — Margaret, born 21st Feb. 
1770 ; Christian, born 31st May 1772, died 
23rd Feb. 1773; William, born 28th May 
1774 ; James, born 3rd Oct. 1775 ; Henry, 
born 18th June 1780; Robert, born 4th 
Oct. 1782; John, colonel H.E.I.C.S., born 
13th Feb. 1787.— [T&mbst.] 



JAMES ADAM, born 1748, eldest son of 
1799 William A., farmer, Clouse, parish 
of Campsie, and Janet Maitland ; 
M.A. (King's College, Aberdeen, 1769); 
tutor in the family of Campbell of Craig- 
nish ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 1st July 
1778 ; assistant at Kilbirnie, 1783-91 ; 
became a bookseller in Glasgow, but re- 
turned to the ministry and was assistant 
at Kirkoswald in 1795 ; pres. by George, 
Earl of Glasgow, and ord. 13th Aug. 1799 ; 
died unmarr. 25th June 1831. "He was 
of a shy, retiring disposition, and possessed 
great medical skill." In an intercessory 
prayer he prayed for " the Big Cumbrae, 
the Wee Cumbrae, and the adjacent islands 
of Great Britain and Ireland." In his life- 
time he gave to the Presb. of Irvine £250 
for behoof of the widows of mins. in that 
Presb. He bequeathed £45 for the educa- 
tion of poor children in his parish, and 
founded the James Adam Bursaries in the 
Univ. of Glasgow. 

JAMES DRUMMOND, born Paisley, 

1829 27tl1 ^ eb- 1779 ' fourtla son of Jonn 

D. ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow :. 
licen. by Presb. of Paisley 3rd Feb. 1819 ; 
assistant to preceding min., 1819-28 ; pres. 
by George, Earl of Glasgow ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 30th April 1829. Joined the 
Free Church in 1843 ; min. of the Free 
Church, Cumbrae, 1843-62 ; died unmarr. 
31st Jan. 1862. Publication — Account of 
the Parish {New Stat. Ace, v.). 

ALEXANDER MARSHALL, born 1820, 
1843 tn i r d son °f James M., merchant ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 
21st Sept. 1843; died at Glasgow 3rd 
March 1866. He marr. 20th June 1854, 
Mary Jessie Begg, died 29th March 1905, 
and had issue — Janet Henry Frew, born 
21st Oct. 1855. 

JAMES SIMPSON MACNAB, born 
1867 G:l as o ow J eldest son of James M. ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow ; ord. 26th 
July 1867; died 22nd Dec. 1888. He 
marr. 20th Nov. 1867, Jemima Sarah 
Henderson Semple, who died 2nd Nov. 
1911, and had issue — Annie Semple, born 



192 



CUMBRAE— ERSKINE 



[PRESB. OF 



20th June 1869; James, Secretary, Scottish 
Life Assurance Co., Glasgow, born 19th 
June 1871. 

ARCHIBALD GRIERSON, born Camp- 
beltown, 7th Jan. 1863, son of 
William G., schoolmaster of Cam- 
busnethan, and Margaret Watson Arthur ; 
educated at Cambusnethan School and 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1883); Keen, 
by Presb. of Hamilton 26th April 1887; 
assistant at Dunbarton ; ord. 9th July 
1889. 



ERSKINE. 

[The vicarage of Erskine was a prebend 
of Glasgow. Its church belonged to the 
Abbey of Paisley. In 1813 the parish 
church was transferred to a new site.] 

1567 ROBERT SEMPILL, reader in 1567. 

THOMAS STEWART, reader, 1571; 
1571 died in 1572. 

JAMES HILL, was exhorter at Cath- 
lffn cart 2nd Feb. 1568 ; pres. by James 
VI. 17th Feb., and adm. 1st May 
1571. In 1574 Houston was under his 
charge, and he is still mentioned as min. 
in 1589.— {Reg. Min.] 

ANDREW HAY, M.A. ; adm. about 
1590 1590; trans, to Mearns before 1593. 

7 WILLIAM BRISBANE, son of John 
1592 ^' °^ Bishopton and Margaret 
Hamilton; M.A. (Glasgow 1588); 
pres. by James VI. before 9th June 1592 ; 
member of Assembly 1610 and 1638 ; was 
on the Committee for the maintenance of 
Church Discipline, 21st Oct. 1634; died 
between 3rd Sept. 1640 and 29th Sept. 
1642. He marr. Margaret Stewart of 
Barscube, and had issue — Jean (marr. 
cont., 13th April 1621, Hugh Monfode of 
that ilk) ; Matthew, his successor here, 
served heir, 26th Nov. 1642. — {Reg. Assig. ; 
Glasg. Tests. ; Inq. Ret. Renfrew, 117, 148 ; 
Baillie's Lett. ; Calderwood's Hist., vii., 
106 ; Reg. of Deeds, cccxlviii., 82 ; Ayr 
Sas., ii., 158.] 



-MATTHEW BRISBANE, born about 
1594, son of preceding ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1615); 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 29th March 
1620 ; recommended for ordination by 
James Law, Archbishop of Glasgow, 15th 
Nov. 1627, and adm. to Killellan soon 
afterwards ; member of the Glasgow 
Assembly in 1638 ; app. by the Presb. 
11th April 1639 to accompany Colonel 
Montgomerie's Regiment at Duns Law ; 
was a member of the Commission for 
visiting the Univ. of Glasgow 28th Aug. 
1639 ; trans, and adm. 2nd Oct. 1642 ; 
inst. after 14th Dec. 1643. He was a 
member of Assembly, 1645-7 ; was dep. 
after 29th March 1648; died Feb. 1650. 
He marr. Jan. 1629, Helen (died 6th Dec. 
1675), youngest daugh. of John Napier of 
Merchiston, inventor of Logarithms, by 
his second wife Agnes Chisholm, and had 
issue — John of Freeland, served heir, 14th 
June 1653; William of Freeland ; Matthew, 
M.D., Glasgow ; Mary. — [Glasg. Tests. 
Inq. Ret. Renfrew, 148, Gen., 3806 
Baillie's Lett. ; Scots Peerage, vi., 422 
G. R. Inhib., 18th Sept. 1679.] 

[THOMAS HALL, M.A. ; adm. here, 

1649 a PP aren tly temporarily, 31st Aug. 

1649; trans, to Kilmacolm in 1651.] 

HUGH CUNNINGHAM, M.A. (Glas- 
1651 ^ 0W 16M) ; chaplain to Glencairn's 
Regiment in Ireland 1642 ; min. at 
Ray, Ireland, 1647 ; min. at Mearns 1649 ; 
adm. here in 1651 ; returned to Ray about 
1659 ; dep. by Bishop of Raphoe in 1661. — 
[Reid's Ireland, ii., 499 ; Killen's Hist, of 
Irish Congs., 225.] 

WILLIAM HOUSTON, M.A. (St 
Andrews, 13th May 1653) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Paisley 7th Nov. 1659; 
ord. 29th March 1660; deprived by Act 
of Parliament 11th June, and Decreet of 
Privy Council, 1st Oct. 1662. 

ROBERT YOUNG, M.A. ; ord. before 
1664 31st ^ arcn 16( >4 ) trans, to Renfrew 
and inst. 8th Sept. 1675. 

DAVID ROBB, M.A. (Glasgow, 5th 
July 1666) ; licen. by George, Bishop 
of Edinburgh, 21st Feb. 1671 ; pres. 
by William Hamilton of Orbiston ; passed 



1660 



1676 



GREENOCK] 



ERSKINE 



193 



trials before the Presb. and had a certificate 
for ordination 5th April 1676; inst. 2nd 
May 1676; still min. 7th April 1687. 
He marr. Helen, daugh. of Thomas Pollok 
of Balgray, merchant, Glasgow, and had 
issue. — [Beg. Collat.] 



1680 



JOHN WALLACE, born Paisley, 1641, 
of the family of W. of Johnstone ; 
M.A. (Glasgow 1657) ; tutor in the 
family of William, Lord Ross ; ord. by 
the Presbyterians in 1680 ; dem. in 1682 ; 
died at Paisley 22nd July 1683. Wodrow 
says of him that he was " a wise, prudent 
man, of a sweet, calm, and peaceable 
temper, abhorring all divisive courses ; 
piety and holiness were engraven, as it 
were, on his face and countenance." — 
[Wodrow's Anal., ii., 331, 337.] 

ANDREW TURNER, called 23rd June, 
and ord. 22nd Sept. 1692; trans, to 
1692 Greenock 2nd Feb. 1704. 



1705 



WALTER MENZIES, licen. by Presb. 
of Dunbarton 1st Sept. 1702 ; called 
29th Aug., and ord. 14th Nov. 1705 ; 
died 17th May 1741, aged 62. He marr. 
(pro. 9th Nov. 1707), Isobel Clerk, and had 
issue — Ann ; Walter ; Marion (marr. John 
Anderson, min. of St Mary's, Glasgow); 
Robert ; John.— [Glasg. Tests. ; Crawfurd's 
Hist. ; Tombst.] 

JAMES LUNDIE, born 1716, son of 
Archibald L., min. of Saltoun ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Haddington 24th 
Jan. 1740 ; called 16th Nov. 1741 ; ord. 
4th May 1742; died 2nd Jan. 1769. He 
marr. 26th Aug. 1745, Christian Ballan- 
tyne of Kelly, who died in Edinburgh, 
31st Oct. 1791, and had issue — James, 
born 20th Sept. 1746, died young, 
abroad ; Archibald, merchant, born 14th 
July 1748 ; Walter, M.D., Jamaica, born 
28th March 1750 ; Janet Isabella, born 6th 
July 1753 (marr., pro. 30th Nov. 1778, 
Andrew Wardrobe, surgeon, Edinburgh); 
Jane, born 24th Dec. 1755 (marr. her cousin 
Archibald Lundie, W.S.), died 23rd April 
1826.— [Crawfurd's Hist. ; Tombst.] 



WALTER YOUNG, born 1745, son of 
David Y., rector of the Grammar 

17*71 

School of Haddington ; licen. by 
Presb. of Haddington 25th April 1769; 
pres. by David Erskine, W.S., 30th June 
1770 ; ord. 2nd May 1771 ; D.D. (source 
and date unknown) ; died unmarr., 6th 
Aug. 1814. He was an accomplished 
musician, " performing with equal grace 
and effect on the piano, the violin, and the 
flute." He did much for the psalmody of 
the Church. Publications — " On the Influ- 
ence of Poetry and Music upon the High- 
landers " (M'Donald's Highland Airs, 
Edinburgh, 1781) ; " An Essay on Rhythmi- 
cal Measures " (Trans. Roy. Soe. Edin., ii., 
1790) ; Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, ix.). — [Scots Mag., lxxvi. ; 
Somerville's My Own Life and Times, 42.] 



1815 



VOL. III. 



ANDREW STEWART, born Cleughside, 
Annan, 9th Oct. 1771, son of John 
S. and Helen, daugh. of John Ker, 
farmer, Tweedshaws, Tweedsmuir ; edu- 
cated at Annan Parish School and Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; sometime secretary to 
Thomas Blacklock, D.D., and tutor in 
family of the Rev. Dr Davidson of Muir- 
house ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 27th 
April 1796; M.D. (Edinburgh 1802); ord. 
to Bolton 26th April 1804 ; pres. by Robert 
Walter, eleventh Lord Blantyre ; trans, 
and adm. 21st Sept. 1815; died 26th Dec. 
1838. He marr. 5th Oct. 1809, the Hon. 
Margaret Stewart (died 20th Oct. 1839, 
aged 78), eldest daugh. of Alexander, tenth 
Lord Blantyre, whom he successfully treated 
for pulmonary disease, and had issue — 
Robert Walter, D.D., his successor here ; 
Alexander Patrick, M.D., born 27th Aug. 
1813, died in London, 17th July 1883 ; David 
Andrew, surgeon-major 92nd Highlanders, 
born 4th Jan. 1816, died at Colaba, East 
Indies, 10th May 1859. Publications — 
Dissertatio Medica Inauguralis De Mente 
Regimine (Edinburgh, 1802); "Speech on 
the Admissibility of Law Agents into Kirk 
Sessions" (Edinburgh Christian Instructor, 
xxvi.) ; " History of Botany " (Edinburgh 
Encyclopaedia, iv.). — [Scots Peerage, ii., 90 ; 
M'Farlane's Eun. Serm.] 



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ERSKINE 



[PRESB. OF 



1837 



ROBERT WALTER STEWART, born 
29th Feb. 1812, eldest son of pre- 
ceding ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; M.A. (1832) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Greenock 3rd Aug. 1836 ; pres. by the 
Commissioners for Charles, twelfth Lord 
Blantyre (the parishioners having petitioned 
for his appointment) ; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 16th March 1837. He journeyed 
from Constantinople by unbroken travel- 
ling in order to be present at the meeting 
of the General Assembly 18th May 1843. 
Joined the Free Church ; min. of the 
Free Church, Erskine, 1843-5, of the Free 
Church, Leghorn, Italy, 1845-87 ; D.D. 
(Princeton, U.S.A., 1849) ; Moderator of the 
Free Church General Assembly, 21st May 
1874; died at Leghorn, 23rd Nov. 1887. 
He made the evangelisation of Italy the 
great work of his life. No min. was better 
known among the Waldenses, or was more 
beloved. Addressing the General Assembly 
of 1869, Signor Prochet said : " You claim 
Dr Stewart as one of yourselves, bone of 
your bone and flesh of your flesh, and you 
may well do so, because in the land in 
which he has been living for thirty years, 
he has taught not only the Protestants but 
the Roman Catholics to respect and esteem 
Scotland and Scottish Protestants. But, 
if you claim him as yours, we also claim 
him as being ours. He has not been thirty 
years by our side, if not to become part of 
us. It is true, I have no parchment to 
show to you with the name of Dr Stewart 
saying that he has become a citizen of the 
Waldensian Alps. But, if ever you come 
to those valleys, I will show you 20,000 
living hearts upon which his name is 
written in characters that can never be 
blotted out." He marr. 3rd Sept. 1839, 
Graham (died 30th June 1897), daugh. of 
Henry Cockburn [Lord Cockburn] and 
Elizabeth Macdowall, and had issue — Henry 
Cockburn, C.M.G., administrator, Sey- 
chelles, born 21st July 1840, died 5th June 
1899 ; Margaret Catherine, born 16th April 
1842, died 4th Dec. 1913 ; Elizabeth Georg- 
ina Frances, born 26th July 1844 (marr. 29th 
March 1865, the Rev. James Collie), died 
23rd July 1908 ; Charles Francis, born at 
Leghorn, 2nd Oct. 1846, died 22nd July 



1847 ; Robert Walter, born 26th April 1848, 
died 14th July 1849; Alexander David, 
born 19th Sept. 1852, died 13th March 
1899; Walter Charles (twin), born 19th 
Sept. 1852, died 23rd July 1908; Louisa 
Caroline Graham, born 19th Nov. 1855 
(marr. 1883, James Wood Brown, M.A., min. 
of the Free Church, Gordon, Berwickshire). 
Publications — The Fields White unto the 
Harvest (1844) ; The Present Condition 
and Future Prospects of the Waldensian 
Church (1845) ; The Tent and the Khan : a 
Journey in Sinai and Palestine (Edinburgh, 
1857) ; Commentary on the Four Gosjiels 
(in Italian) (Florence, 1870-89) ; Religion 
in Southern Europe. — [Wood Brown's An 
Italian Campaign ; Brown's Annals of the 
Disruption, 88, 554 ; F.C. Assembly Blue 
Booh, 1869, Rep. VII., p. 6; ibid., 1874, 
p. 161.] 

JAMES CAMERON, youngest son 
1843 °^ J° un C., nuper Senator apud 
Canadam ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (1840); ord. 19th Oct. 
1843; dep. 30th May 1851 ; died at Parlia- 
mentary Road, Glasgow, 6th Nov. 1869. 

THOMAS M'KIE, born Underwood, 
1852 Tongland, 20th April 1814, son of 
James M. and Grace Charters ; edu- 
cated at Borgue Academy and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Kirkcud- 
bright ; ord. to Monikie 1st Nov. 1843; 
trans, and adm. 15th Jan. 1852 ; died 20th 
Aug. 1871. He marr. 12th Dec. 1844, 
Margaret (died 12th Nov. 1888), daugh. of 
Robert Dunlop, wool merchant, Hudders- 
field, and had issue — Agnes Dunlop, born 
29th Oct. 1845, died 17th July 1910 ; Walter 
James, born 16th Sept. 1847, died 1st April 

1848 ; Robert Dunlop, born 12th Dec. 1848, 
died 15th May 1895 ; Henry Bannerman, 
factor to Lord Blantyre, born 17th July 
1850 ; John M'Millan, born 9th May 1852 ; 
Thomas George, born 15th May 1854 ; Jane 
Burns Theodora, born 8th May 1856, died 
22nd Aug. 1914 ; James, Shanghai, born 
30th June 1858, died 18th March 1911; 
Walter Dunlop, born 22nd July 1860; 
Katherine Hastings, born 6th Feb. 1862, 
died 12th Dec. 1899. 



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195 



JOHN M'lLRAITH, born Airdrie, 13th 
7 Aug. 1816, second son of Hugh M., 
schoolmaster, and Jean Rankin ; 
educated at Airdrie School and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow ; 
ord. to Gourock 3rd May 1850 ; adni. min. 
of All Saints, Berbice, West Indies, 9th 
April 1852 ; min. of Greenhead, Glasgow, 
1853-4 ; adni. min. of the English Reformed 
Church, Amsterdam, 24th Dec. 1854; adm. 
to this charge 21st Dec. 1871 ; died 10th 
Oct. 1892. He marr. (1) 6th Oct. 1851, 
Paulina (died at Berbice, 4th May 1852), 
youngest daugh. of Stephen Miller, Glas- 
gow : (2) 30th April 1855, Josephine 
Richardson (born 11th Nov. 1836, died 
in London, 23rd Dec. 1916), daugh. of 
Robert Wallace, writer, Dumfries, and 
had issue — Elizabeth Jane, born 5th Sept. 
1856 (marr. Alan Burgess Crombie, archi- 
tect, Dumfries) ; Josephine Richardson, 
born 23rd Sept. 1858, accidentally drowned 
while boating on the Gareloch, 20th July 
1889 ; Beatrice Annie, born 4th May 1860 ; 
John Robert, M.A., L.L.B., Barrister-at- 
Law of the Middle Temple, born 16th 
March 1862 ; Alexander Hannay, min. of 
Kinghorn, born 9th July 1864; Charles 
Hugh, M.D., born 18th Feb. 1867 ; Thomas 
Wallace, merchant, born 4th Feb. 1869 ; 
Tetia Catharina, born 7th May 1871 ; 
Robert Wallace, born 23rd July 1873, 
accidentally drowned at Erskine, 22nd 
June 1887 ; Edward Richardson, mercan- 
tile clerk, C.I.V. South African War, born 
27th July 1875, died at Pretoria, 28th 
Dec. 1908. Publication — Life of Sir 
John Richardson, LL.D. [arctic explorer] 
(London, 1868). 

WILLIAM FERGUSON, born Coupar- 
Angus, Perthshire, 14th April 1861, 
son of William F. and Grace Barty ; 
educated at Coupar- Angus School and Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1886) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh in 1889 ; assistant at St 
George's and St Mungo's, Glasgow; ord. 25th 
April 1893 ; died unmarr., 25th March 1913. 

DAVID MELVILLE STEWART, born 
1913 Glas s° w ' 28tn Ma y 187 1> S° n of 

James S., writer and banker, and 
Jessie Melville ; educated at High School 



and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow in 1894 ; assistant at St Mungo's, 
Glasgow ; ord. to Queensferry 28th Sept. 
1897 ; trans, to St Margaret's, Arbroath, 
20th Feb. 1900; trans, to St Matthew's 
Parish, Edinburgh, 6th Jan. 1904 ; res. in 
1906; adm. min. of Belhaven 10th Aug 
1911 ; trans, and adm. 9th Oct. 1913 
Marr. 23rd Dec. 1908, Elizabeth Miller 
daugh. of George Brown Anderson, S.S.C. 
of Bleaton and Baldourie, Perthshire. Pub 
lications — An Impregnable Faith (London 
1909) ; Ecce Yir : Jesus and Modern Man 
hood (London, 1911); Ye anciente Kirke of 
Eriskyne (Paisley, 1915). 

FAIRLIE (Q.S.). 

[A church was built in 1833. In 1835, 
a chapel constitution was granted, and a 
district assigned. The parish was disjoined 
from Largs and West Kilbride 19th June 
1876.] 

JAMES GARDNER, born Anderston, 
1835 GI as g ow > 1791, second son of James 
G. ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 4th Aug. 1819 ; 
ord. 8th Sept. 1835; died 17th Dec. 1836. 
He marr. Isabella (died 16th May 1847, 
aged 49), daugh. of Archibald Fleming, 
Anderston, Glasgow, and had issue — Isa- 
bella Maxwell, born 1832, died 11th Nov. 
1908; James born 1835, died 11th Feb. 
1909. 

JOHN GEMMEL, born Port-Glasgow, 
18S7 1807, youngest son of Robert G., 
bookseller ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1824) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 7th Oct. 1829 ; missionary at St 
John's Parish, Glasgow (when Thomas 
Chalmers, D.D., was min.) ; ord. to New- 
town-Crommelin, Ireland, 23rd June 1835 ; 
adm. to this charge 27th April 1837. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843; min. of the Free 
Church, Fairlie, 1843-84; D.D. (Glasgow 
1881) ; died unmarr., 25th March 1884. He 
was a distinguished Semitic scholar. Pub- 
lications — Sermon preached on the Death of 
Thomas Chalmers, D.D., LL.D. (Edinburgh, 
1847); The Gospel in Isaiah (Edinburgh, 
1872) ; The Renetval of the Sovl (Edinburgh, 



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FAIRLIE— GOUROCK 



[PRESB. OF 



1880 



1884 



1878); Tiberiad, or The Art of Hebreio 
Accentuation (Glasgow, 1880); The Atone- 
ment, a poem ; Contributions, chiefly on 
Oriental subjects, to British and Foreign 
Evangelical Review. — [Edinburgh Christian 
Instructor, new series, iv.]. 

JAMES CLARK, possibly son of Robert 

1844 ^ - ' f armer j educated at Univ. of 

Glasgow ; ord. in 1844 ; died 1st Sept. 

1880. He marr. Elizabeth Greig, who 

survived him. 

JAMES RICHMOND WOOD, ord. 30th 
Dec. 1880; trans, to Sanquhar 6th 
Nov. 1883. 

ARTHUR ALLAN, born Glasgow, 25th 
July 1857, son of James A. and Mary 
Ann Macfie ; educated at High School 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1880) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow in 1883 ; assistant at 
Milton Parish, Glasgow; ord. 17th April 
1884. Publication — Fairlie : Past and 
Present (Largs, 1914). 

GOUROCK (Q.S.). 

[A chapel was built here in 1776. It was 
rebuilt and opened on 27th May 1832. On 
31st May 1834 it was given a chapel con- 
stitution. The parish was disjoined from 
Inverkip and Greenock West, 8th July 1857. 
Additions to the church were made in 1877.] 

JAMES WILSON, son of James W., 
l7?4 mariner, Saltcoats ; licen. by Presb. 
of Irvine 19th March 1765 ; min. 
in 1774-7. 

ARCHIBALD ANDERSON, min. in 
1777 1777. 

JAMES GRINOCK, son of James G., 
l780 farmer, St Ninians, Stirling; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Relief ; received by Presb. of 
Stirling 28th Dec. 1774 ; min. here 1780-9. 

JOHN HENDRY, elected Nov. 1789; 
1789 res * * n *^^ [afterwards min. of 
Ardrossan]. 

DAVID GEMMILL, eldest son of Alex- 

17 __ ander G., tailor, Kirkintilloch, and 

Margaret Gray ; educated at Univ. 

of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 



3rd May 1797 ; min. here 1798-1815. In 
1815 he removed to Kirkintilloch, and 
was chief magistrate from 1826 till his 
death, 8th June 1842. He gave a site 
for the erection of St David's Church 
there, was the largest subscriber to the 
building fund, and preached at the opening 
of the church in 1836. He marr. (1) Alicia 
(died s.p. 1822), eldest daugh. of John 
Kincaid of Kincaid : (2) 12th Oct. 1824, 
Agnes, daugh. of Walter Scott of Neilston, 
Bonhill.— [Watson's Kirkintilloch, 327.] 

DONALD MACLEOD, born Luss, 1793, 
lass eldest son of John M., farmer ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 11th 
Aug. 1833. Joined the Free Church in 
1843 ; min. of the Free Church, Gourock, 
1843-9; of the Presbyterian Church, 
Coburg, Canada, 1851-60; res. his charge, 
and returned to Scotland in 1860 ; died 
at Gourock 19th May 1868. He marr. 
1829, Elizabeth Cochran. 

DUNCAN HARKNESS WEIR, M.A. ; 
184 _ ord. in 1845 ; min. of the Scots 
Church, Manchester, 1849-50 [after- 
wards Professor of Oriental Languages in 
the Univ. of Glasgow, 1850-76 (q.v.)]. 

JOHN M'lLRAITH, ord. 3rd May 1850 ; 
1850 a( ^ m ' min. of All Saints, Berbice, 
West Indies, 9th April 1852 [after- 
wards min. of Erskine]. 

JAMES SOMERVILLE, ord. 23rd 
, _ June 1852; trans, to Irvine 17th 
Feb. 1853. 

ROBERT MACNAIR, born 28th Aug. 
1854 1827, third son of Robert M., D.D., 
min. of Paisley ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; M.A. (1845) ; sometime min. 
of a Presbyterian Church, Charlottetown, 
Prince Edward Island ; min. of this 
charge 1854-5 ; was a chaplain at Scutari 
during the Crimean War, 1855. He studied 
medicine, took the degrees of M.D. (1862) 
and L.R.C.S. (1867) at Edinburgh, and from 
1862 to 1883 was a medical practitioner in 
Leith. Joined the Baptist denomination ; 
min. of Orangefield Baptist congregation in 
Greenock 1883-86 ; died at Edinburgh, 15th 



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197 



July 1896. He marr. Anne Maria Forsyth, 
who died 17th March 1919, and had issue. 
— Editor of Scot. Baj>tist Magazine, 1875, &c. 

GEORGE M'CORKINDALE, born 
1855 Rothesay, 1828, third son of Dun- 
can M. ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; ord. in 1855; became first min. 
of the parish in 1857. He perished in a 
storm on Mont Blanc, 7th Sept. 1870, and 
was buried at Chamouni. A communica- 
tion to a friend written on the evening of 
7th Sept. contains this message : "We have 
been on Mont Blanc for two days in a 
terrible snowstorm : lost our way : are in 
a cave dug out of the snow, 15,000 feet 
high. Have no hope of descending. 
Perhaps this book will be found and sent 
to you. We have no provisions. My feet 
are already frozen, and I am utterly ex- 
hausted. I have only strength to write 
these few words. I die believing in Jesus, 
with sweet thoughts of my family. My 
love to all. I hope that we shall meet in 
heaven. Ever thine." He was unmarr. — 
[Macrae's Notes about Gourock, 36.] 

JOHN YUILLE, born Irvine, 7th Feb. 
1871 1832, son of John Y. and Janet 
Boyle; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 5th Dec. 
1866 ; assistant at Kilbirnie and Largs ; 
ord. 20th April 1871 ; died unmarr. at 
Irvine, 17th April 1875. Publications — 
The Gourock Messenger (Irvine, 1874-5) ; 
Sermons [with a memoir] (Irvine, 1878). 

JOHN HUTTON M'CULLOCH, M.A., 
18 „ B.D. ; trans, from Rosewell, and 
adm. 8th Oct. 1875 ; trans, to North 
Leith 13th March 1884. 

ALEXANDER MILNE, born Lunan, 
1884 Forfarshire, 10th Dec. 1840, son of 
James M. and Jean Matthewson ; 
educated at Lunan and Inverkeillor Schools 
and Univ. of St Andrews ; MA. (1866) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Arbroath 17th Nov. 
1869 ; ord. to Hillside, Montrose, 17th 
March 1870; trans, to St Andrew's, Dun- 
dee, 19th Oct. 1871 ; trans, to Swinton 
13th June 1878; trans, and adm. 24th 
July 1884 ; died in Edinburgh 8th Dec. 



1912. He marr. (1) 13th Nov. 1871, Isa- 
bella White Keith, born 23rd Jan. 1840, 
died 11th Jan. 1882, and had issue — Isa- 
bella Patullo, born 29th Aug. 1872, died 
24th Feb. 1875 : (2) 26th June 1883, Helen 
Elizabeth, daugh. of Robert Kirke, D.D., 
min. of Hutton and Fishwick, and had 
issue — Helen Williamson, born 30th March 
1891 (marr. 20th Aug. 1913, Alexander 
Dunbar, solicitor, Edinburgh) ; Margaret 
Elizabeth, in Board of Trade, born 14th 
Dec. 1892 ; Alexander Robert, 5th Cameron 
Highlanders, born 10th Oct. 1895, killed at 
the battle of Loos, 25th Sept. 1915 ; Jean 
Matthewson, born 28th Jan. 1902. 

GEORGE BENNET THOMSON 
1907 MICHIE, born Aberdeen, 13th May 
1880, son of James M. and Harriet 
Davidson ; educated at Aberdeen Gram- 
mar School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; MA. 
(1901), B.D. (1905); licen. by Presb. of 
Aberdeen in 1905 ; assistant at West 
Parish, Aberdeen, in 1905, and Park Parish, 
Glasgow, 1906 ; ord. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) 11th Oct. 1907. Captain Tank 
Corps, France, 1917-18. 

GREENOCK 

AUGUSTINE (Q.S.). 

[Services were begun here in 1878. A 
church was built in 1884. The parish was 
disjoined f rom Cartsburn, 19th March 1897.] 

JOHN KERR CAMPBELL, served from 

1878 "^ a y 18 ^ 8 to * 881 » trans - aQ d adm. 
to Marykirk, Stirling, 14th June 
1881. 

WILLIAM PROUDFOOT BEGG, born 
1881 Snaip, Coulter, Lanarkshire, 5th 
July 1843; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; min. at Woodstock and St 
Stephens, New Brunswick ; adm. to this 
charge 1881 ; dem. 1887 ; min. of Kentville, 
Nova Scotia, Masena, New York, and 
Parkersburg, Iowa ; D.D. (Queen's College, 
Kingston) ; Professor of Philosophy, Tabor 
College, Iowa. Marr. October 1872, Fannie 
Miles, daughter of W. O. Smith, surgeon, 
St Johns, New Brunswick. Publication — 
Development of Taste (Glasgow, 1887). 



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AUGUSTINE— CARTSBURN 



[PRESB. OF 



CHARLES CHRISTIE, born 10th April 
. 7 1852, son of William C, banker, and 
Isabella Laing ; educated at Dun- 
blane School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1877); licen. by Presb. of Stirling; 
assistant at Pollokshaws, 1885-7 ; ord. 27th 
Oct. 1887. Marr. 20th Aug. 1889, Elizabeth 
Arthur, daugh. of Captain Shaw, Shaw- 
lands. Publication — The Religion of Free- 
masonry (Stirling, 1888). 



CARTSBURN (Q.S.). 

[In 1839 the General Assembly granted a 
constitution to a chapel for the district of 
Cartsdyke. The parish was erected 19th 
Feb. 1866.] 

JAMES STARK, born Cumbernauld, 
1M9 1810, second son of Malcolm S., 
farmer ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; licen. by Presb. of Stirling and 
Falkirk in 1832 ; adm. min. of the 
Original Secession congregation, Cartsdyke, 
Greenock, 22nd Jan. 1834. Joined the 
Church of Scotland in 1839. Joined the 
Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Cartsdyke 
(afterwards Wellpark) Free Church 1843- 
90; sometime clerk of the Free Presb. of 
Greenock ; died unmarr. 5th Jan. 1890. 
Publications — Correspondence with the Rev. 
Dr Ritchie of Edinbxirgh in reference to the 
Discussion at Kirkintilloch on Ecclesiastical 
Establishments (1836) ; Sermon at the Ordi- 
nation of the Rev. James Falconer, Paisley, 
with the Addresses to Minister and People 
(1837); Re-Union of Seceders ivith the 
Church of Scotland Defended (1838) ; 
Sermon on the Death of the Rev. George 
Moscrip, Greenock (1838) ; Fermented Wine, 
its Use in the Sacrament Right and Scrip- 
tural (1839) ; The Duty of the Secession 
Church to petition for the Abolition of 
Patronage, proved from their own Prin- 
ciples (1841) ; The Church Question Briefly 
Considered (1843) ; The Ascension and the 
Advent : a Sermon on the Death of the Rev. 
Thomas Stark, Lanark (1870) ; also Ser- 
mons in the Scottish Ptdpit and the Olive 
Branch. — [Annals of the Original Secession 
Church, 511.] 



1856 



JAMES STEWART, M.A. ; ord. 25th 
Dec. 1856 ; trans, to Peterhead 20th 
Oct. 1864. 



1865 



ARCHIBALD FULLARTON, born 
Saltcoats ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow and U.P. Theological Hall, 

Edinburgh, 1851. Joined the Church of 

Scotland and became assistant at Kilmun ; 

elected 27th Jan., and ord. 16th March 1865 ; 

dem. in 1897 ; died 31st July 1898. 

ROBERT WALKER MUIR, ord. 26th 
April 1898; app. to Dennistoun 
Chapel-of-Ease, Glasgow, 19th Nov. 
1908. 

ROBERT BRUCE MACKINNON, 
lg09 M.A., B.D. ; ord. 15th April 1909; 
trans, to Whitburn 26th Sept. 1912. 

KENNETH ALEXANDER MAC- 
LEAY, born Lochbroom, 12th Sept. 
1861, son of Murdoch M. and Jane 
Douglas Macdonald ; educated at Golspie 
and Elgin Schools and Univ. of St An- 
drews ; M.A. (1882), B.D. (1886); licen. 
by Presb. of Forres 11th May 1886; 
assistant at Wallacetown, Ayr ; ord. to 
Craigrownie 19th July 1887 ; trans, and 
adm. 16th Jan. 1913 ; dem. 30th Nov. 
1915. Marr. (1) 12th Feb. 1890, Elizabeth 
(divorced 1st July 1899), youngest daugh. 
of James Hervey, Alderly Edge, and has 
issue — Douglas Macdonald, lieut. R.N., 
born 20th July 1891 : (2) 31st March 
1903, Anita Lloyd it Cowan, and has issue 
— Kenneth Noel Grant, born 25th Dec. 
1903 ; Anita Esther Lloyd, born 23rd July 
1905 ; Annabelle Yvonne, born 21st Aug. 
1913. Publications — Presbyterianism : a 
Retrospect and Criticism (London, 1901) ; 
The Never -Changing Creed (London, 1902) ; 
The Garden of the Cross (London, 1909) ; 
Is Our Progress a Broken Arc? (Edin- 
burgh, 1910); The Parish Church of Carts- 
burn, 1854-1914 (Greenock, 1914). 

GEORGE CAMPBELL, born Glasgow, 
1916 2nc * ^ ec ' 18 ^' son of Joseph C. and 
Margaret Crockett ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1908) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow in 1910 ; assistant at 
Airdrie ; ord. to Annbank, Ayr, 31st Oct. 



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1910 1 trans, to Stronsay (assistant and 
successor) 6th Feb. 1913; trans, and adm. 
9th May 1916; dem. 22nd Oct. 1918; 
Chaplain to the Forces in 1918. Marr. 4th 
June 1914, Jessie Middleton, daugh. of 
James Rettie, Aberdeen. 

JAMES FRANCIS, born Glasgow, 28th 
Jan. 1871, son of William F. and 
Isabella Maclean ; educated at 
Thomson Street Public School and Univ. 
of Glasgow; M.A. (1896), B.D. (1901); 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 1901 ; 
assistant at Townhead, Glasgow, and St 
David's, Kirkintilloch, 15th May 1902; 
ord. to Twechar 13th Dec. 1904 ; trans, to 
Cowdenbeath 17th Jan. 1911 ; trans, to 
St Thomas's, Glasgow, 7th Aug. 1913; 
trans, and adm. 16th May 1919. Marr. 7th 
Oct. 1902, Janet Bilsland, daugh. of John 
Mackellar of Rowardennan, and has issue — 
William John Lawrence, born 10th June 
1906 ; Christina Edmond Marjory, born 
21st Oct. 1909 ; Hadassah Isobel, born 
6th Dec. 1911. 



EAST PARISH. 

[A church was built for this district in 
1774. On 8th March 1809 the Commis- 
sioners for the Plantation of Kirks dis- 
joined the East Parish from the West 
Parish of Greenock. Near the site of the 
East Church there was of old a chapel of 
St Laurence, of which the ruins remained 
till towards the end of the eighteenth 
century. From this chapel the inlet 
adjoining got the name of St Laurence 
Bay ; and beside the chapel St Laurence 
Fair was held annually. The East Church 
of Greenock was rebuilt in 1853.] 

PETER [or PATRICK] MILLAR, per- 
17?( . haps only son of Alexander M., Island 
of Arran ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; licen. by Presb. of Irvine 12th Aug. 
1766 ; ord. (by Presb. of Dunbar) in 1775 ; 
dep. (on his own confession of immorality) 
8th Jan. 1777, and left the country. 

ARCHIBALD REID, ord. (by Presb. of 
Irvine) 21st June 1781; trans, to 



1781 



Mauchline 28th June 1792. 



ARCHIBALD M'LACHLAN, ord. 13th 

1794 '^ une 1794 > trans - t0 St Clement's 
or Steeple Church, Dundee, 16th Oct. 
1805. 

JOHN GILCHRIST, ord. 10th Nov. 
18o7 1807 ; first min. of the parish in 
1809 ; trans, to Canongate Parish. 
Edinburgh, 24th Aug. 1825. 

WILLIAM MENZIES, M.A. ; ord. 20th 
1826 April 1826; trans, to Maybole 7th 
Dec. 1843. 

JAMES HUTCHESON, born Kil- 
1844 barchan, Renfrewshire, 1st Sept. 
1817, third son of John H., farmer, 
Garscube and Selvilands, and Mary Muir ; 
educated at Paisley Grammar School and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Greenock ; ord. 22nd Feb. 1844 ; clerk of 
Presb. 1846-87 ; died 10th May 1887. He 
marr. (1) 8th June 1848, Margaret (died 
11th Sept. 1852), eldest daugh. of David 
Davis of Blaengwaer, South Wales, colliery 
proprietor, and had issue — Mary Muir 
Lewis, born 11th April 1849, died at Aber- 
dare, 11th Sept. 1852; John Davis, M.D., 
Glamyngs, Aberdare, born 29th Oct. 1850, 
died 2nd Jan. 1893; David, born 4th 
June 1852, died 27th Sept. 1852 : (2) 13th 
Feb. 1861, Anne Scott, daugh. of Thomas 
Brown, min. of Inverkip, and had issue — 
Thomas Brown, M.B., CM. ; Janet Steele, 
born 22nd May 1862, died 24th Sept. 
1862 ; Susan, born 19th Aug. 1864, died 
4th Jan. 1888; Frances Ann, born 25th 
June 1866 (marr. Henry Lancaster, manu- 
facturer, London) ; James, born 17th, and 
died 21st Dec. 1867 ; Janet Steele, born 
24th Dec. 1868 (marr. 1905 Sir Benjamin 
Sands Johnson of Abbot's Lea, Woolton, 
Liverpool) ; Martha James, born 1 5th July 
1870 (marr. J. B. Harris, insurance manager, 
London) ; Marion Boyd (twin), born 15th 
July 1870; James, born 2nd, and died 14th 
Nov. 1871 ; James, solicitor, Glasgow, born 
20th Oct. 1874. Publication — NewWday 
and Domestic Lyric (Paisley, 1881). 

THOMAS REID THOMSON, ord. 8th 
1887 -^ ov - 1887 ; trans, to Greenlaw, 
Berwickshire, 6th Jan. 1916. 



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[PRESB. OF 



GEOKGE DAVID HENDERSON, born 

1916 ■^ yr ' 26tl1 Marcn 1888 ' son °f R° Dert 
H., min. of Flowerhill, Airdrie ; edu- 
cated at High School and Univ. of Glasgow, 
also at Berlin and Jena ; MA. (1910), 
B.D. (1914); licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 
in 1914 ; assistant at St Mungo's, Glasgow, 
Lady Glenorchy's, Edinburgh, and First 
Charge, Hamilton ; ord. 6th June 1916 ; 
Chaplain to the Forces in Mesopotamia 
1918. 



GAELIC, FORMERLY SOUTH 

CHURCH. 

[The church was built in 1791, and 
opened as a chapel-of-ease 8th April 
1792. The parish was erected by the 
Court of Teinds, 5th July 1855.] 

KENNETH BAYNE, born Dingwall, 
1792 1^>7, son of John B. and brother of 
Ronald B., D.D., min. of Kiltarlity ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dingwall ; ord. to the 
Gaelic Chapel, Aberdeen, 29th Aug. 1788 ; 
adm. to this charge 4th Sept. 1792 ; died 
13th April 1821. He marr. 24th July 1793, 
Margaret, daugh. of James Hay, D.D., min. 
of Elgin, and had issue — Christina, born 
1794 (marr. 23rd Dec. 1834, William 
Francis Hunter Laurie, W.S.); Margaret, 
born 1795 (marr. 12th Aug. 1828, John 
Wilson, D.D., F.R.S., missionary at Bom- 
bay), died 19th April 1835 ; John, licen. by 
Presb. of Dingwall, 8th Sept. 1830, D.D., 
min. at Gait, Canada, born 16th Nov. 1806, 
died 3rd Nov. 1859 ; Mary, drowned in 
the River Allan, 1st May 1832 ; Isabella, 
also drowned whilst bathing in the River 
Allan, 1st May 1832; Eliza, died 24th 
March 1828 ; Anna, missionary in India, 
died unmarr. 4th Oct. 1841 ; Hay, mission- 
ary in India (marr. Robert Nesbit), died at 
sea, 1848. — [Memoir of Margaret Wilson ; 
Smith's Life of Wilson of Bombay, 32, 263, 
625 ; Roger's A Week at Bridge of Allan, 
20 ; Gregg's History of the Presbyterian 
Church in Canada, 490.] 



ANGUS M'BEAN, born Moy, 16th Nov. 
1785 ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; MA. (31st March 1809) ; 
sometime schoolmaster of Dores ; licen. by 
Presb. of Inverness 1st June 1813 ; assist- 
ant at Croy ; ord. 8th Nov. 1821. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Gaelic 
Free Church, Greenock, 1843-5 ; died 
unmarr. 24th Dec. 1845. — [Mackay's Fun. 
Serm.] 

[Church vacant 1843-53.] 

ROBERT MAXWELL MAC- 
FARLANE, ord. 23rd Dec. 1853; 
trans, to Glenorchy 22nd Sept. 1864. 

JOHN MACPHERSON, ord. 16th Feb. 
1865 ; trans, to Comrie 5th Aug. 
1875. 



1853 



1865 



JOHN BARNETT, trans, from Kil- 
1876 Brandon and Kilchattan, and adm. 
13th Jan. 1876; trans, to Lochalsh 
13th March 1878. 

JOHN DEMPSTER MUNRO, ord. 19th 
1878 Nov. 1878 ; trans, to Eyemouth 16th 
May 1882. 

WILLIAM THOMPSON, M.A., B.D. ; 
ord. 2nd Nov. 1882; trans, to 
Fodderty 15th July 1885. 

ARCHIBALD MACDONALD, trans, 
from Logie-Easter, and adm. 19th 
Nov. 1885 ; trans, to Kiltarlity 5th 
May 1892. 

DAVID COLVILLE MACMICHAEL, 

1892 M - A " B - D,; ° rd ' 27th Sept - 1892; 

app. min. of St Andrew's Church, 
Colombo, Ceylon, 30th Sept. 1912. 

JOHN STEWART M'CALLUM, born 
lgl3 Killean, Kintyre, 24th March 1867, 
son of Donald M. and Janet Stewart; 
educated at Hutcheson's Grammar School 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Kintyre in 1895; assistant at Glenelg; ord. 
to Kilchoman 22nd Nov. 1895 ; trans, to 
Stornoway 29th Jan. 1904 ; trans, and adm. 
16th May 1913; died 1st Dec. 1918. He 
marr. 24th Sept. 1903, Isabella Leitch, 
daugh. of John Thomson, and had issue — 



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Catherine, born 7th Sept. 1904 ; Grace, 
born 15th Sept. 1906; Margaret, born 9th 
April 1909 ; Ian, born 4th Nov. 1911. 

DUNCAN MACARTHUR, born Port 
lgi9 Charlotte, Islay, 11th Feb. 1875, son 
of Duncan M. and Ann M'Cormick ; 
educated at Port Charlotte, Bowmore, and 
Kingussie Schools and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dingwall 7th May 1903 ; 
assistant at Beauly ; ord. to Knoydart 27th 
Oct. 1903 ; trans, to Kilninver 2nd March 
1911; trans, and adm. 3rd June 1919. 
Marr. 29th Dec. 1905, Catherine Jane, 
daugh. of Hugh Maclean, and has issue— 
Duncan, born 24th May 1908. 



LADYBURN (Q.S.). 

[A church was opened here on 26th Dec. 
1875. Disjoined from the East Parish of 
Greenock, and erected by the Court of 
Teinds, 5th June 1882.] 

THOMAS KAY, born 26th Aug. 1819, son 
1876 of John K., merchant, Edinburgh ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh; 
ord. missionary at Eday, Orkney, 1864; 
adm. min. of North Ronaldshay 4th May 
1866; trans, and adm. 17th May 1876; 
res. 17th May 1897 ; died 22nd Jan. 1903. 
He marr. (1) Isabella Agnes Hogg : (2) 
14th April 1857, Margaret Lumsden, daugh. 
of William Wardlaw, merchant, Ratho, and 
had issue — Isabella Richardson ; John ; 
Annie, died 2nd April 1918. Publication— 
The Kirk and the Book (1885). 

ROBERT MONTGOMERY HARDIE, 
18Q7 M.A., B.D. ; ord. 22nd Sept. 1897; 
trans, to Cockpen 17th Feb. 1903. 

ROBERT AITKEN, M.A., B.D.; ord. 
1903 17t ^ ^ Une 1903 ; trans, to St George's 
Parish, Paisley, 19th May 1913. 

ROBERT CLEGHORN THOMSON, 
lgl3 born Uddingston, 17th Oct. 1877, 
son of Robert Cleghorn T. and 
Agnes Hay; educated at Queen's Park 
Academy and Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. 
(1903), B.D. (1906); licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 8th May 1906 ; assistant at Peebles 
1906-7, at Inverness 1907-8. On doctrinal 



grounds he res. his licence in 1908, and 
became a theological tutor at Harley 
College, London. He was restored as a 
licentiate, and was assistant at Alloa, 
1911-13; ord. to this charge 16th Oct. 
1913 ; elected to Wallacetown, Dundee, 
but died before admission, 6th Oct. 1918, 
unmarr. 



1919 



GEORGE HOPE JAMIE, born 30th 
Nov. 1891, son of David J., min. 
of Ballingry ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; M.A. (1914) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh 1916 ; ord. Indian Chaplain 
at Jhansi 1916 ; res. and became assistant 
at New Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 1918 ; adm. 
to this charge 16th Jan. 1919. 



MIDDLE PARISH. 

[The Middle Parish was disjoined from 
the West Parish of Greenock by the Com- 
missioners for the Plantation of Kirks on 
15th July 1741. At first this was known 
as the New Parish. In 1761 the Middle 
Church was rebuilt. Its tower, 146 feet 
high, was added in 1787.] 

JOHN SHAW, born 1712, second son of 
7 Alexander S., min. of Edinkillie ; 
M.A. (St Andrews 1738); licen. by 
Presb. of Forres 22nd Aug. 1736 ; called 
30th Sept., and ord. 10th Nov. 1741 ; adm. 
a burgess of Inveraray 30th July 1744 ; died 
6th Nov. 1768. He marr. 9th Dec. 1745, 
Agnes (died 28th April 1815), daugh. of 
Hugh Hendry, cooper, Greenock, and had 
issue — Alexander, born 16th April 1748 ; 
John, born 27th April 1749, died 26th 
March 1751 ; Eleanor, born 30th June 
1750; Hugh, born 23rd Sept. 1752, died 
8th Sept. 1756; Jean, born 6th Oct. 1754, 
died 14th Sept. 1756; Grizel, born 11th 
Nov. 1756, died 9th Oct. 1757 ; Agnes, born 
22nd Jan. 1761 ; Margaret, born 7th Feb. 
1763, died 1853; John, born 17th June 
1765 ; Andrew, born 13th May 1767. " The 
only existing record of their names, day 
and hour of birth and death, is on a leaf 
of his family Bible" [now in America]. — 
[Tombst. ; Watt Memorials, p. 98 ; William- 
son's Old Greenock. 45.] 



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MIDDLE PARISH 



[PRESB. OF 



JOHN ADAM, born 1720, son of John 
1769 A., min. of West Kilbride ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Irvine 29th Jan. 1745 ; ord. to 
West Kilbride 28th March 1751 ; called 
4rh May 1769 ; trans, and adm. 12th July 
1769 ; D.D. (source and date unknown) ; 
died 5th Aug. 1792. He marr. (1) 29th 
July 1752, Elizabeth Parker, who died 27th 
Nov. 1779, and had issue — John, merchant, 
Greenock, born 21st June 1753, died 21st 
May 1776 ; William, born 18th Sept. 1754, 
died 27th Feb. 1757; Mary, born 8th 
Aug. 1756, died 19th Dec. 1757; Janet, 
born 27th June 1758 ; Robert, merchant, 
Fayetteville, North Carolina, born 9th Dec. 
1760, died 1804 j Elizabeth, born 31st Oct. 
1762, died 23rd Aug. 1766; Mary, born 
3rd June 1765 (marr. John Hendry, min. 
of Ardrossan) ; John William, born 7th 
Nov. 1768 : (2) 13th Oct. 1783, Agnes (died 
s.p. 19th Oct. 1826), daugh. of Bailie John 
Anderson, merchant, Greenock, and Helen 
Hill. Publication — A Sermon (Glasgow, 
1785).— [Tombst.] 

JOHN SCOTT, born Port of Menteith, 
17gs 1763, son of John S. ; educated at 
Port of Menteith and Aberfoyle 
Schools and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow in 1787 ; tutor in 
the family of John Wallace, Greenock ; 
pres. by the Town Council 16th Jan., and 
ord. 10th May 1793; D.D. (Glasgow, -22nd 
Feb. 1803); died 23rd March ls36. He 
marr. 8th Feb. 1796, Susan (died 1st Nov. 
1829), daugh. of Alexander Fisher of Dych-. 
mount, and had issue— Mary, born 18th 
Nov. 1796, died young; John, born 27th 
April 1799, died young; Susan Hutchison, 
born 6th May, and died 23rd Aug. 1801 ; 
Jean, born 2nd March 1804, died young; 
Alexander John, born 26th March 1805 
[M.A. (Glasgow 1824), licentiate of the 
Church of Scotland, 1827-39 ; charged with 
heresy and deprived of his license : was 
successively a min. in Woolwich ; Professor 
of English, University College, London; 
Professor of Hebrew, Owens College, Man- 
chester, and first Principal of that 
College], died at Yeytaux, Switzerland, 
12th Jan. 1866 j Margaret, born 26th May 



1S06, died unmarr. Publication — Sermons 
[Memoir] (Edinburgh, 1839).— [Smith's 
Fun. Sarm. ; Acts of Ass., 1831 ; Diet. 
Nat. Biog.] 

WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM, assistant 

18S1 t0 P rece ding min. ; ord. (assistant 

and successor) 15th Oct. 1831 ; 

trans, to Trinity Parish, Edinburgh. 16th 

Jan. 1834. 



1835 



JAMES SMITH, born Glasgow, 1796, 
son of James S. ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews : M.A. (1817); licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow 3rd May 1S20; ord. 
to Alva 6th May 1823: pres. by the 
Town Council 2nd Feb., trans, and 
adm. (assistant and successor) 11th June 
1835. Joined the Free Church in 1843; 
min. of Middle Free Church, Greenock, 
1843-53 ; sometime clerk of Free Presb. of 
Greenock ; res. and resided first in Jersey, 
and afterwards in Hyde, I.W. : died 5th 
March 1886. He marr. 3rd Sept. 1828, 
Charlotte Laura, second daugh. of Captain 
Richard Bullen, Scots Greys, and had issue 
— Laura Jemima, born 10th June 1829 ; 
James Richard, born 22nd May 1S31 ; Jessie, 
born 15th Jan. 1833 ; Charles Bullen, born 
22nd Jan. 1834, died 23rd Jan. 1S36 ; John- 
stone, born 3rd March 1S36 ; Jane Agnes, 
born 12th Nov. 1837 : Jemima Bullen, born 
23rd July 1839 ; George William, born 3rd 
June 1842. 



1S4S 



JAMES REID BROWN, born Cold- 
stream, 6th Dec. 1796, only son of 
Robert B. and Isabella, daugh. of 
James Reid, Coldstream : educated at 
Associate Burgher Hall and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Berwick 
14th May 1819; sometime tutor to John 
Wilkie of Foulden ; ord. min. of the High 
Meeting, Berwick-on-Tweed, 10th Feb. 
1824; trans, to the Scots Church, Swallow 
Street, London, 18th Nov. 1S31 ; D.D. 
(Glasgow 1834) ; adm. to this charge 26th 
Oct. 1843; died 3rd Oct. 1860. As 
Moderator of the Presb. of London he 
pronounced sentence of deposition on 
Edward Irving. 2nd May 1S32. He accom- 
panied the deputation from the Church of 
Scotland who congratulated Queen Victoria 



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203 



on her accession in 1837. He marr. 11th 
Nov. 1824, Mary Margaret (died 26th Feb. 
1860), daugh. of John Burke, 10 St Andrew 
Square, Edinburgh, and had issue — Cather- 
ine Isabella, died unmarr., at Edinburgh, 
10th Aug. 1915, aged 90; Robert, major 
Madras Army, died at London, 29th May 
1869 ; James Reid, captain Madras Staff 
Corps, died at Glasgow, 10th June 1891 ; 
Thomas Reid, stockbroker, died at Edin- 
burgh, 26th June 1905. Publications— He 
was at one time on the staff of the Times, 
to which he contributed many articles, 
chiefly on Scottish subjects. 

FREDERICK LOCKHART ROBERT- 
1861 SON, trans, from Bonbill, and adm. 
16th May 1861 ; trans, to St An- 
drew's Parish, Glasgow, 28th March 1873. 

JAMES ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, 
1874 trans - f rom North Parish, Stirling, 
and adm. 19th May 1874 ; trans, to 
Troqueer, Dumfriesshire, 21st Sept. 1876. 

DAVID SMITH PETERS, born Newton 
1877 of Falkland 3rd July 1845, son of 
David P. and Ann Smith ; educated 
at Falkland School and Univ. of Edin- 
burgh; MA. (1869); licen. by Presb. of 
Cupar 5th Oct. 1872 ; assistant at St 
George's Parish, Glasgow ; ord. to Newton- 
upon-Ayr 25th Aug. 1875 ; trans, and adm. 
13th March 1877. 



THE NORTH PARISH (Q.S.). 

[A church, built for this district in 1823, 
was known as Blackhall Street Chapel. 
On 31st May 1834 the General Assembly 
erected this as a separate charge, and on 
30th May 1836 it was granted a constitution 
as a chapel, and had a definite district 
assigned to it. In 1840 the old West 
Church, built for the town and parish of 
Greenock in 1592, was restored and made 
a chapel for this north district. The 
North Parish was disjoined from the 
West Parish of Greenock, 18th March 
1872. In the north churchyard, now be- 
longing to this parish, was buried in 1786 
Mary Campbell, the "Highland Mary" of 



Robert Burns. In 1842 there was erected 
over her grave a monument on which is 
sculptured her parting with the poet, and 
beneath are inscribed the lines — 

" O Mary ! dear departed Shade ! 
Where is thy place of blissful rest ? "] 

NATHANIEL MORREN, MA. ; ord. 

1823 20t ^ ^ Une 1823 ' trans - t0 B recnm 
28th Sept. 1843. 

[Vacant 1843-65.] 

JAMES RANKIN, MA. ; ord. 21st July 
i MC 1865 ; trans, to Muthil 4th June 

lobo _ 

1868. 



CHARLES STRONG, ord. 1868 ; trans. 
ioqo to Anderston Parish, Glasgow, 16th 

lobo ^ _ _ _ 

March 1871. 



WILLIAM WEIR TULLOCH, M.A, 
1871 B.D. ; ord. 10th Aug. 1871 ; first 
min. of the parish in 1872 ; trans, to 
Kelso 10th Sept. 1874. 

ALEXANDER ERSKINE SHAND, 
lffJS educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1871) ; licen. by Presb. of Edin- 
burgh ; assistant at St George's, Edinburgh ; 
ord. 25th Feb. 1875 ; died 3rd May 1897. 
He marr. 4th June 1878, Alison (born 7th 
May 1853, died 30th Aug. 1902), eldest 
daugh. of Alexander Hay, jeweller, Edin- 
burgh, and had issue — Helen Masters Hay, 
born 30th April 1879 ; Catherine Ballingall 
Clerk, born 9th Nov. 1881 ; Thomas 
Graham, born 15th Sept. 1884. 

ADAM CURRIE, born Leith, 6th Feb. 
1898 18 ^ 5 > son °f Adam C. and Agnes 
Beveridge ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; M.A. (1886) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh in 1889 ; assistant at Tron 
Parish. Edinburgh ; ord. missionary to 
Mount Mlanje, British Central Africa, 
1891 ; adm. to this charge 29th April 1898. 
Marr. Jan. 1892, Jessie, daugh. of John 
Monteath, Dunblane, and has issue — Adam, 
Scots Guards, born 1894, killed in action in 
France, 23rd Aug. 1918. 



204 



ST ANDREWS CHAPEL— ST PAULS 



[PRESB. OF 



ST ANDREW'S CHAPEL, 
WEST STEWART STREET. 

[This charge was founded 1st March 1835. 
A church was built in 1836. It was re- 
tained by the Free Church after the 
Secession.] 



1835 



JOHN JAMES BONAR, born 25th 
March 1803, son of James Bonar, 
Second Solicitor of Excise, Edin- 
burgh, and Marjory Pyott or Maitland ; 
educated at High School and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
25th April 1827 ; assistant at Middle 
Parish, Greenock; ord. 20th Aug. 1835. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; min. 
of St Andrew's Free Church, Greenock, 
1843-91; D.D. (Edinburgh, 20th April 
1883), died 7th July 1891. He marr. 17th 
July 1838, Isabella (died 22nd March 1875), 
youngest daugh. of James Watt of Ran- 
furly, Renfrewshire, and had issue — James 
of Ranfurly, M.A. (Edinburgh), born 1st 
May 1839, died 14th Sept. 1915; John, 
born 20th May 1840, died 7th Nov. 1907; 
William, born 29th April, and died 19th 
Sept. 1842; Horatius of Ranfurly, W.S., 
Edinburgh, compiler of the Pyott or 
Maitland Pedigree (1914), born 31st July 
1843, died 2nd Feb. 1917 ; Andrew, born 
26th July 1845, died 31st Aug. 1847. Pub- 
lications — Contributions to the Presby- 
terian Review (Edinburgh, 1832-48), and 
the Quarterly Journal of Prophecy (Lon- 
don, 1849 ff.). — [Jubilee Memorial of Saint 
Andrew's Parish and Congregation, and of 
their first Minister, John James Bonar, 
D.D. (Greenock, 1889); Parting Memorial 
of John James Bonar, D.D. (Greenock, 
1892); The Christian, 29th July 1893; 
Diet. Nat. Biog.] 



ST PAUL'S (Q.S.). 

[An iron chapel was opened here 21st 
July 1878, and a stone church 5th March 
1893. The parish was disjoined from the 
West Parish of Greenock 29th Nov. 1901.] 



1879 



THOMAS FRANCIS JOHNSTONE, 
born 1840, son of Michael Shaw 
Stewart J., D.D., min. of Monigaff; 

educated at Leamington College and Univ. 

of Edinburgh ; B.A. (1861), M.A. (1862) ; 

licen. by Presb. of Wigtown 28th June 

1864 ; ord. to St Boswells 20th July 1865 ; 

trans, and adm. 15th Jan. 1879 ; adm. first 

min. of the parish 29th Nov. 1901 ; dem. 

18th May 1908; died 13th March 1913. 

He marr. 22nd Jan. 1891, Florence Mary, 

daugh. of Norman Cowley, 5th Dragoon 

Guards, but had no issue. 



JOHN CAMPBELL, born Glasgow, 20th 
April 1867, son of Duncan C. and 
Jane Wotherspoon Simpson ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1888), 
B.D. (1891); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
in 1891 ; assistant at Kinghorn ; ord. to 
Monquhitter 28th Sept. 1897 ; trans, and 
adm. 18th Dec. 1908; trans, to Tolbooth 
Parish, Edinburgh, 19th Sept. 1917. Marr. 
3rd Aug. 1898, Margaret, daugh. of Edward 
Swan, farmer, Mountskip, Gorebridge, and 
sister of Annie S. Swan, the novelist, and 
has issue — Duncan Edward, born 2nd July 
1899 ; Effie Jean, born 7th March 1902 ; 
John Colin, born 9th Jan. 1904 ; Alexander 
Archibald, born 9th Feb. 1907. Publica- 
tion — "Introduction and Commentary on 
Epistles to Corinthians " (The One Volume 
Bible Commentary, London, 1909). 



CHARLES LAING WARR, born 20th 
May 1892, son of Alfred W., min. of 
Rosneath ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh; M.A. (1913); licen. by Presb. 
of Dunbarton 1917; assistant at St Mungo's, 
Glasgow ; served as lieut. of the Argyll 
and Sutherland Highlanders in France; 
was wounded at the second battle of 
Ypres, and discharged from the army ; 
ord. 7th March 1918. Marr. 30th April 
1918, Christian Lawson Aitken, daugh. of 
Robert Rattray Tulloch, city analyst, 
Glasgow. Publications — The Unseen Host 
(Paisley, 1916); Echoes of Flanders 
(London, 1916) ; Alfred Warr of Rosneath 
(Paisley, 1917). 



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205 



1839 



ST THOMAS'S CHAPEL. 

[The building was retained by the Free 
Church after the Secession of 1843.] 

WILLIAM LAUGHTON, born London, 
31st Aug. 1812, son of William L., 
master mariner and shipowner, and 
Agatha Boog ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; ord. 18th July 1839. Joined the 
Free Church in 1843 ; min. of St Thomas's 
Free Church, Greenock, 1843-97; D.D. 
(Glasgow 1881) ; Moderator of Free Church 
General Assembly 19th May 1881; died 
unmarr. at Edinburgh, 7th Nov. 1897. 

SOUTH (Q.S.). 

[The parish was disjoined from the West 
Parish 19th July 1875.] 

CHARLES DURWARD, M.A., B.D. ; 
adm. first min. of the parish 21st 
1875 Sept. 1875; trans, to Scoonie 5th 
May 1881. 

JOHN FORBES MACPHERSON, son 
of Lauchlan M., bedellus of the Univ. 
of Glasgow; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1872), B.D. (1875) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow ; ord. to New Rothesay 
27th Sept. 1877 ; trans, and adm. 27th Oct. 
1881 ; clerk of Presb. ; res. Dec. 1919. Marr. 
13th April 1882, Jessie Ewart, daugh. of John 
Hannah, and has issue — Elizabeth Forbes, 
born 20th May 1883; Jessie Blackwood 
Hannah, born 22nd Jan. 1885 ; George 
Lauchlan, born 2nd Sept. 1886 ; Barbara 
Gunn,born 26th Nov. 1887 ; John Hannah, 
born 16th Oct. 1889; Robert, born 23rd 
May 1892. 

JOHN YOUNGSON THOMSON, 
1920 trans, from Leadhills 1920. 



WELLPARK (Q.S.). 

[A church was built in 1877, and the 
parish was disjoined from the West Parish 
of Greenock, 21st Feb. 1881.] 

HARCOURT PETER CHARLTON, 

B.A. ; min. at Burt, Ireland, 19th 

1877 Oct. 1858 to 3rd Nov. 1875 ; adm. in 

1877 ; trans, to Stranraer 27th March 1879. 



1881 



WILLIAM WILSON, born Druma- 
la7g donald, Co. Down, Ireland, June 
1842, son of James W. and Margaret 
Mair ; educated at Queen's College, Bel- 
fast ; licen. by Presb. of Belfast in 1873 ; ord. 
to Spa, Presb. of Comber, Ireland, 5th May 
1874 ; adm. to this charge 18th July 1879 ; 
first min. of the parish in 1881 ; dem. in 
1916. Marr. June 1878, Jane Young, 
daugh. of James Killen, D.D., Comber, 
and has issue — Jane ; Florence. 

CHARLES PETER GRANT, born 3rd 
Jan. 1882, son of Alexander G., min. 
of Stoer, Sutherland ; educated at 

Kingussie School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 

M.A. (1904) ; licen. by Presb. of Dornoch in 

1907 ; assistant at St Michael's, Dumfries ; 

ord. to Greengairs 28th Sept. 1910 ; trans. 

and adm. (assistant and successor) 15th 

Aug. 1916. 



THE WEST PARISH, formerly 
THE PARISH OF GREENOCK. 

[On 18th Nov. 1589, at Holyrood House, 
King James VI. granted John Shaw of 
Greenock authority to erect a church for 
this rising town and its neighbourhood. 
The church was then built and opened 5th 
Oct. 1591. An Act of Parliament giving 
sanction to the proceedings was passed on 
5th June 1592. By another Act, passed on 
8th June 1594, this parish was disjoined by 
Parliament from Inverkip and erected as 
the Parish of Greenock, a name which it 
continued to bear till the erection of the 
East Parish in 1809. In 1636 the Lord 
Commissioners for the Plantation of Kirks 
enlarged the parish of Greenock by adding 
to it various lands taken from the parishes 
of Inverkip and Houston. There were of 
old two chapels within the bounds assigned 
to the parish of Greenock, besides the chapel 
of St Laurence in what is now the East 
Parish. One of these chapels stood at 
Chapelton, in the extreme east of the 
parish, and the other was the chapel of St 
Blaan at Kilblaan. There were two yearly 
fairs held of old times in Greenock — St 
Helen's Fair, and the Fair of St Laurence. 
The latter was held beside St Laurence's 



^06 



WEST PARISH 



[PRESB. OF 



Chapel, whose site was near where the 
East Church now stands. The West 
Parish Church was rebuilt on a new site 
in 1840, and a tower added to it in 1854.] 

ANDREW MUEDO [MUEDOCH], 
1591 M.A. (St Andrews 1582); adm. to 
Kippen in 1587 ; trans, and adm. 
after 8th Feb. 1591. [In Notes on Greenock 
Writs (Advocates' Library), his name is 
given as Mure, or Murehead.]— [Stirling 
Presb. Beg.] 

PATEICK SHAW, pres. by James VI. 
5 Nov. 1593 ; trans, to Selkirk in 1596. 
— [Williamson's Old Greenock, 2nd 
ser., 51.] 



1598 



JOHN [not Malcolm as in the Report 
of the Commission of 1627] LAING, 
MA. (Glasgow 1594) ; min. in 1598 ; 
died Feb. 1639, aged about 65. One of 
his parishioners was " delated " before the 
Presb. for " invading, abusing, and striking 
his pastor in the market-place" on a market 
day in 1602. For thisoffence he was ordered 
to make the round of all the kirks in the 
Presb. on successive Sundays in time of 
divine service, and present himself at the 
place of public repentance, bareheaded and 
barefooted, in sackcloth, till the end of the 
sermon, and confess his offence and sorrow 
for it. On the last Sunday he was to 
present himself in the public place of 
repentance in the kirk of Greenock, humble 
himself on the floor of the kirk on his 
knees, and crave God's mercy. L. marr. 
Janet Craig, and had issue — James, min. 
of Kirknewton, served heir 31st Jan. 
1640. — [Reg. Assig. ; Reg. Old Dec. ; Glasg. 
Tests. ; Commiss. to Ass., 1638 ; Inq. Ret. 
Gen., 2472 ; Reg. of Deeds, cccclxvi., 217 ; 
Old Greenock, 2nd ser., 52.] 

JAMES TAYLOE, M.A. ; pres. by John 
Shaw of Greenock, acting for James, 
Earl of Abercorn, the "undoubted 
patron," and ord. 11th Feb. 1640 ; trans, to 
Mearns 20th July 1665. 

WILLIAM CAMEEON, born about 

1637, son of Archibald C, min. of 

Buchanan ; educated at Univ. of 

Glasgow ; M.A. (1657) ; pres. by John Shaw 



1640 



of Greenock, and ord. before 19th Dec. 1667 ; 
various charges (afterwards shown to be 
unfounded) being brought against him, his 
health became shattered, and he dem. at 
the end of 1680. For several years he was 
supported by collections made by his former 
co-Presbyters and their congregations. On 
2nd Oct. 1689 he petitioned the Synod for 
supply for himself and his wife and family 
(" being in a starving condition "), and the 
General Assembly, 13th Nov. 1690 and 25th 
Dec. 1695, recommended him to the Privy 
Council for charity. From the Univ. of 
Glasgow also he received £200 on 19th 
Feb. 1691. He died at Edinburgh, 29th 
Jan. 1698. He marr. Mary Wauchope, who 
survived him, and had issue — Elizabeth 
(marr. Eobert Kincaid, schoolmaster, Salt- 
coats), and eight- others. — [Glasg. Tests.; 
Edin. Reg. {Bur.) ; Maitland Miscell., iv. ; 
Acts of Ass., 1690, 1695.] 



1681 



ANDEEW CEANSTOUN, probably 
related to John O, min. of Crail- 
ing ; was a student within the 
bounds of the Presb. ; M.A. (Edinburgh 
1673) ; pres. by Sir John Shaw ; had a 
testimonial for ordination 1st June, and 
inst. 5th July 1681. He is not mentioned 
after 26th Oct. 1681, but the parish was not 
vacant till Jan. 1682. 

DAVID MITCHELL, born Alloa, about 
1683 1646 ; M.A. (Edinburgh 1666) ; licen. 
by George, Bishop of Edinburgh, 15th 
Feb. 1668 ; app. schoolmaster of Alloa 28th 
Sept. 1673 ; clerk of Presb. of Stirling ; ord. 
to Stevenston before 1st June 1681 ; pres. 
by Sir John Shaw ; coll. and inst. 26th May 
1683 [he served his own edict before institu- 
tion] ; app. clerk of Presb. 12th Nov. 1684 ; 
probably outed at the Eevolution. He is 
described as " a quiet and peaceable man." 
Apparently in " great distress," he was given 
a sum of £5, lis. ljd. sterling by the Univ. 
of Glasgow 20th April 1697. The date of 
his death is unknown. — [Alloa Sess. Reg.] 



[ALEXANDEE GOEDON, M.A. ; de- 
prived min. of Inveraray ; officiated 
here from Nov. 1687 ; returned to 
Inveraray 6th Aug. 1690.] 



1687 



GREENOCK] 



WEST PARISH 



207 



JOHN STIRLING, trans, from Inch- 
1694 mnan » an d adm. 11th Sept. 1694; 
dem. 8th July 1701, on appointment 
as Principal of the Univ. of Glasgow 
(q.v.), in succession to his uncle, William 
Dunlop. 

ANDREW TURNER, born Port of 
1704 M entevtn > son °f David T. ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Hamilton 6th April 1692 ; ord. 
to Erskine 22nd Sept. 1692; called 12th 
Sept. 1703 ; trans, and adm. 2nd Feb. 1704 ; 
died 30th Nov. 1718. He took a leading 
part in dealing with the witches of Renfrew- 
shire, especially the case of Christian Shaw, 
daugh. of the laird of Bargarran, parish of 
Erskine. He marr. 18th April 1694, Kath- 
erine, daugh. of Thomas Kennedy, min. at 
Glasgow, and had issue — David, his suc- 
cessor here ; Thomas, min. of Stirling ; 
Margaret (marr. James Anderson, min. of 
Rosneath). — [Glasg. Reg. {Marr.) ; Lees's 
Abbey of Paisley, 329 ; Metcalfe's Hist, of 
the County of Renfrew, 330.] 

DAVID TURNER, born 1695, son of 
1721 P rece drng ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (13th April 1715); 
licen. by Presb. of Dunoon ; pres. by Sir 
John Shaw of Greenock 4th July 1720 ; 
ord. 12th Jan. 1721 ; died Father op the 
Church 9th Dec. 1785. He marr. 30th 
March 1740, Janet (died 13th Aug. 1799), 
daugh. of John Hunter of Kilbowie, and 
had issue — Anne, born 24th Jan. 1741 ; 
Elizabeth, born 29th Jan. 1743; Andrew, 
born 2nd April 1747 ; David, merchant, 
Greenock, died, aged 23 ; Thomas of Kil- 
bowie, merchant, Greenock ; James, some- 
time town-clerk of Greenock, Parliamentary 
Solicitor in London. 

COLIN GILLIES, pres. by John Shaw 
l774 Stewart, and ord. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) 12th May 1774; trans, to 
Laigh Parish, Paisley, 19th Dec. 1781. 

ALLAN M'AULAY, probably second son 
1786 °^ J° nn M-, Barony Parish, Glasgow ; 
M.A. (Glasgow 1770) ; pres. by John 
Shaw Stewart, and ord. 27th July 1786 ; 
died 8th Nov. 1791, aged 41. He marr. 4th 
Nov. 1788, Margaret Hopkins, who was 



resident in Greenock 25th March 1807, 
and had issue — an only daugh., Jane, born 
16th Aug. 1789. 

ROBERT STEELE [STEEL], descended 
1792 fr° m the martyr John Brown of 
Priesthill, born 15th Aug. 1749 
[another account gives May 1754], second 
son of William S., farmer, Skellyhill and 
Waterhead, parish of Douglas ; educated 
at Lesmahagow and Hamilton Schools and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; tutor to Sir Thomas 
MacDougall Brisbane of Brisbane ; licen. 
by Presb. of Irvine 13th Feb. 1787 ; assist- 
ant at Doune ; pres. by John Shaw Stewart 
14th Jan., and ord. 21st June 1792 \ died 6th 
Dec. 1 831. He marr. 9th June 1794, Marion 
(died 21st April 1839), daugh. and co-heiress 
of John Boyd-Cuninghame of Carlung, Ayr- 
shire, and had issue — Elizabeth, born 6th 
May 1795 ; Mary, born 22nd Dec. 1796 ; 
William, advocate, Sheriff-Substitute of 
Stirling and Dunbarton, born 27th June 
1798, died 28th Dec. 1880 ; Jane, born 3rd 
Feb. 1800; Marion, born 29th Nov. 1801, 
died 11th Jan. 1842 ; Janet, born 17th Jan. 
1804 (marr. Thomas Brown, min. of Inver- 
kip) ; Margaret, born 3rd Jan. 1806 ; Helen, 
born 4th Nov. 1808, died 23rd March 1846 ; 
Katherine Maxwell, born 15th Feb. 1817. — 
[Douglas Sess. Reg. ; Tombst.~\ 

[After the death of Mr Steele the charge 
was offered to Thomas Chalmers, D.D., 
who declined it, but recommended Mr 
MacFarlan.] 

PATRICK MACFARLAN, born 4th 

1832 AP r ^ 1>781 > son °f J onri Warden M., 
min. of Second Charge, Canongate 
Parish, Edinburgh ; educated at High 
School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh 28th Dec. 1803; ord. 
to Kippen 4th Sept. 1806 ; trans, to Polmont 
13th July 1810 ; trans, to St John's Parish, 
Glasgow [as successor to Thomas Chalmers, 
D.D.], 29th July 1824 ; trans, to St Enoch's 
Parish, Glasgow, 1825; pres. by Sir Michael 
Shaw Stewart, Bart. ; trans, and adm. 27th 
July 1832. He was examined before the 
Committee of the House of Commons on the 
Patronage Question, 20th and 25th March 
1834, and was Moderator of Assembly 22nd 



208 



WEST PARISH 



[PRESB. OF 



May that year. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843 ; min. of the West Free Church, 
Greenock, 1843-9 ; Moderator of Free 
Church General Assembly 22nd May 1845 ; 
died 13th Nov. 1849. He rnarr. 8th Jan. 
1808, Catherine (died 21st Dec. 1815, aged 
31), daugh. of Robert Clason, min. of Logie, 
Dunblane, and had issue — Ann, born 11th 
April 1810, died 25th Nov. 1831 ; Helen, 
born 17th June 1811 ; Catherine, born 21st 
June 1813 (marr. Alexander Melville, min. 
of Falkirk), died at Paris, 25th Feb. 1866 ; 
John, min. of Middle Free Church, Green- 
ock, born 2nd May 1815, died 18th Dec. 1891. 
Publications — Six Sermons (Glasgow, 1825 ; 
Edinburgh, 1846) ; Strictures on the Rev. 
Greville Swing's Speech (Glasgow, 1827) ; 
Answer to Remarks . . . by the Rev. 
Greville Ewing, and to Mr M'Gavin's 
Letter (Glasgow, 1827); Thoughts on 
Popular Election, Patronage, and Calls 
(Edinburgh, 1833); Letters to the People 
of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1835) ; Lecture on 
Candour in the Investigation of Religious 
Truth (Edinburgh, 1842); A Letter to the 
Friends of the Established Church (Edin- 
burgh, 1842) ; Supplementary Letter to the 
Friends of the Established Church (Edin- 
burgh, 1842) ; Address at the Opening of the 
General Assembly of the Free Church (Edin- 
burgh, 1845) ; The Past and Present State 
of Evangelical Religion in Switzerland 
(Edinburgh, 1845) ; The Gospel Ministry 
Fund essential to the Maintenance and 
Extension of the Free Church (Greenock, 
1 848) ; A Vindication of the Church of 
Scotland (London, 1850) ; edited Warden's 
Essay on the Lord's Suptper (Leith, 1808) 
and Thomas Brown's Sermons (Glasgow, 
1849).— [Smith's Scottish Clergy, ii., 66; 
Disruption Worthies, 63 ; Free Church 
Mag., 1850 ; Diet. Nat. Biog.] 

JAMES MELVILLE M'CULLOCH, 

1843 b ° rD St Alldrew8 » 25th Feb - 1801 > 

son of John M. ; educated at the 
Burgh and Grammar Schools and Univ. 
of St Andrews ; M.A. (1821) ; rector of the 
Grammar School of Dunkeld 1821 - 6 ; 
been, by Presb. of Dunkeld 28th Dec. 
1824 ; headmaster of Circus Place School, 
Edinburgh, 1826-9; ord. to Inverbrothock 



Chapel 25th Feb. 1829; trans, to Kelso 
27th Sept. 1832; D.D. (St Andrews, 13th 
Feb. 1841); pres. by Sir Michael Shaw 
Stewart, Bart. ; trans, and adm. 23rd Nov. 
1843; died 12th Jan. 1883. His Course of 
Reading was the most notable school-book 
of its time, and was used not only in 
Scotland but throughout Great Britain, 
as well as in India and the Colonies. 
Some of his school-books reached forty 
editions. He marr. 26th Dec. 1827, 
Arabella Cargill, and had issue — Robert 
Cargill, born 10th Oct. 1828; Melville, 
a daugh., born 10th Jan. 1830, died 
5th Feb. 1833; Louisa, born 10th Aug. 
1831 (marr. James Rankin, D.D., min. 
of Muthill), died 19th Oct. 1915; Agnes 
Jane, born 19th Dec. 1832; John, M.D., 
Greenock, born 24th May 1834 ; Mary 
Anne, born 14th Sept. 1835 ; James Nisbet, 
born 6th July 1840 ; Janet Frances, born 
28th Feb. 1842. Publications—^ Compen- 
dious View of the Principal Charges which 
have been preferred against the Committee 
of the British and Foreign Bible Society 
[anon.] (Edinburgh, 1826) ; A Course of 
Elementary Reading in Science and Litera- 
ture (Edinburgh, 1827, numerous editions) ; 
The Trust-worthiness of the Earl Street 
Committee Examined and Disproved [anon.] 
(Edinburgh, 1828); A Sermon on the Occa- 
sion of the Death of the Rev. Dr Andreiv 
Thomson (Edinburgh, 1831) ; Present and 
Future Consequences of witnessing a Good 
Confession (Edinburgh, 1831); English 
Grammar with Exercises (Edinburgh, 1834) ; 
On the Civil Establishments of Religion 
(Edinburgh, 1835); Causes and Remedy of 
the Present Disaffection to the Church of 
Scotland (1835) ; A Series of Lessons in Prose 
and Verse (Edinburgh, 1836); Pietas Juven- 
ilis (London, 1838) ; Introductory Notice at 
the Opening of the North Parish Church 
[Kelso] (Edinburgh, 1838); The Establish- 
ment shoivn to be laid prostrate at the Feet 
of the Civil Magistrate (1840) ; Literary 
Characteristics of the Scriptures (1847); 
Misconceptions regarding Education (1876) ; 
First Reading Book, various editions 
(London) ; Second Reading Book, various 
editions (London) ; Third Reading Book, 
8 editions (London) ; Prefixes and Affixes 



geeenock] 



WEST PARISH— INVERKIP 



209 



(London) ; English Pronunciation and Spell- 
ing (London) ; Sermons [edited by James 
Rankin, D.D.] (1884); Account of the 
Parish {New Stat. Ace, iii.).— [Memoir pre- 
fixed to Sermons (portrait) ; Smith's Scottish 
Clergy, ii„ 289.] 



JOHN BARCLAY, born Collessie, 29th 
July 1840, son of Robert B. and 
Grace Barclay ; educated at Madras 
School and Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1860); licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 
1865; ord. to Nenthorn 1st March 1866; 
trans, to Old Kilpatrick 19th Sept. 1867; 
trans, to Dunblane 20th Jan. 1870; trans, 
to St George's, Glasgow, 14th Sept. 1871 ; 
trans, to Tron Parish, Edinburgh, 7th May 
1 874 ; trans, and adm. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) 4th Nov. 1875 ; died 24th May 1893. 
He marr. (1) 13th June 1866, Annie Stark 
(died 8th April 1878),daugh. of John Leslie, 
and had issue — Robert, his successor ; 
Johanna Leslie, born 13th Jan. 1871 (marr. 
1899, William Russell, M.A., Cradock, Cape 
Colony), died 23rd Feb. 1914 ; John Leslie, 
1st officer R.N.R., born 19th Nov. 1872; 
Grace, born 27th June 1875 (marr. 1904, 
John Maclntyre, M.D., Glasgow); Annie 
Stark, born 14th April 1877 (marr. Henry 
Mountj oy Bartlett, Cape Colony) : (2) 6th 
May 1879, Helen M'Naughton, eldest daugh. 
of Neil M'Eachran, Gleneden, Bothwell, 
and had issue — Alexander Love, born 29th 
March 1880, accidentally killed at Omaha, 
U.S.A., 3rd May 1912; Noel M'Eachran, 
C.E., B.Sc, 2nd lieut. Argyll and Suther- 
land Highlanders, born 19th Nov. 1884. 



ROBERT BARCLAY, son of preceding, 
born 27th Jan. 1869 ; educated at 
George Watson's College and Univ. 
of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Greenock 
in 1892 ; assistant at St Andrew's Parish 
and Barony Parish, Glasgow ; ord. 28th 
Nov. 1893 ; died 30th Jan. 1904. He marr. 
13th June 1895, Hannah Buchanan, daugh. 
of John Marshall Lang, D.D., Principal of 
the Univ. of Aberdeen, and had issue — 
Dorothy, born 6th Aug. 1898 (marr. 1920, 
Lieut. Cuthbert Carr, R.N.). 

VOL. III. 



1904 



WILLIAM JACK NICHOL SERVICE, 
born 22nd March 1873, son of John 
S., D.D., min. of Hyndland Chapel, 
Glasgow ; educated at High School and 
Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1894), B.D. 
(1897); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 
1897 ; assistant at St George's Parish, 
Edinburgh ; ord. to Arbroath 21st Feb. 
1899; trans, and adm. 8th Sept. 1904. 
Marr. 25th June 1904, Amy Margaret, 
daugh. of Henry Angus, D.D., min. of 
Erskine U.F. Church, Arbroath. Publi- 
cations — Responsibility of Citizenship 
(Arbroath, 1903); Daily Prayer in Time of 
War (Glasgow, 1914) ; War and the Peace 
of God (Glasgow, 1915). 



INVERKIP. 



[The vicarage of Inverkip belonged to the 
Abbey of Paisley. At Christswell, in the 
parish, there was a chapel with a holy well.] 

GEORGE THOMSON, exhorter, 1st 
1574 May 1569. He was accused of being 
" airt and pairt in the cruel murder " 
of Robert Montgomerie of Skelmorlie and 
his son William, in April 1584 ; was reduced 
to the office of reader in 1588, but was 
restored in 1589, and is still mentioned in 
1590. — [Reg. Min.; Reg. Assig. ; Pitcairn's 
Crim. Trials, i.] 

THOMAS YOUNGER, M.A. (Glasgow 
15g2 1584); reader at Paisley 1585-90; 
pres. to the vicarage by James VI. 
before 11th Dec. 1592, and still in the 
charge in 1617. He marr., and had issue — 
Robert, apprenticed to Robert Thomson, 
tailor, Glasgow, 30th Jan. 1625. — [Reg. 
Assig. ; Edin. and Glasg. Tests.] 

JOHN HAMILTON, M.A., min. in 
1626; adm. to Wandel and Laming - 
ton May 1664 {q.v.). He marr. Jean 
Sharp, and had issue — Jean (marr., cont. 
22nd and 24th June 1653, Archibald Banna- 
tyne of Lubas). — [Glasg. Tests. ; Reg. Old 
Dec, iv. ; Baillie's Lett. ; Min.-book Reg. 
Priv. Seal ; Lamont Papers, 649 ; Argyll 
Sas., i. 87 ; G. R. Inhib., 2nd Oct. 1665.] 

O 



210 



INVERKIP 



[PRESB. OF 



1665 



ALEXANDER LESLIE, M.A. (King's 
College, Aberdeen, 1661) ; pres. by 
Sir Archibald Stewart of Blackball ; 
coll. Sept. 1665; inst. 21st March 1666; 
died before 12th Nov. 1684, aged about 43. 
— [Beg. Old Dec, iv.] 



1685 



HENRY HENDERSON, M.A. (St 
Andrews, 23rd July 1672); Keen, 
by Presb. of St Andrews in 1681 ; 
was ord. a Deacon ; ord. and inst. to this 
charge 29th May 1685 ; he left the parish 
in 1689 ; died in Edinburgh, 16th April 
1703, aged 51.— [Edin. Reg. Bur.] 



DUNCAN CAMPBELL, M.A., formerly 
min. of Kilmun ; adm. here under 
the Toleration, 26th Dec. 1688; 
returned to Dunoon in 1690. 



1688 



WILLIAM FLEMING, educated at 
1692 Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow 4th April 1692 ; ord. 20th 
Sept. 1692 ; died Father of the Synod 
24th Dec. 1745. He marr. 8th June 1693, 
Agnes (who predeceased him), daugh. of 
Adam Aird of Katrin, and had issue — 
James ; Mary ; Barbara, all above 30 years 
of age in 1745. — \_Sorn Kirk-sess. Reg.~\ 

ALEXANDER SCOTT, tutor in the 
1747 ^ ain ^y °f Thomas Brisbane of Bris- 
bane ; licen. by Presb. of Irvine 11th 
Sept. 1739; ord. to Killellan 26th April 
1744 ; pres. by Sir Michael Stewart of 
Blackball, Bart. ; trans, and adm. 18th Feb. 
1747; died 15th Dec. 1787. He marr. (1) 
16th Aug. 1750, Katherine Weir, who died 
22nd April 1753, and had issue — Eleanora, 
born 3rd Aug. 1751 (marr. Neil Somerville, 
Fairfield, Govan) ; Katherine Elizabeth, 
born 10th April 1753 : (2) 28th Feb. 1757, 
Anne Speir, daugh. of William Cunning- 
ham, and had issue — Anne, born 10th 
Feb. 1758 (marr. her father's successor). 
— [Tombst. ; Crawfurd's Hist.] 



y THOMAS BROWN, born Tynron, prob- 

1788 a k^ son °^ J° nn B., farmer, 

Lesmahagow ; educated at Univ. of 

Glasgow ; pres. by Sir Michael Shaw 

Stewart, Bart., and ord. 25th Sept. 1788 ; 



died 8th April 1832. He marr. 18th Nov. 
1788, Anne Scott (died 25th May 1844), 
daugh. of his predecessor, and had issue — 
John, born 5th Sept. 1789, died at Sligo, 
Ireland, 28th May 1818 ; Anne, born 13th 
Oct. 1790 (marr. 4th June 1839, Humphrey 
Colquhoun, R.N.) ; Alexander, born 14th 
Nov. 1791, student at Glasgow Univ. in 
1808, died at Calcutta, 21st Aug. 1814; 
Thomas, his successor here ; Charles, born 
22nd Sept. 1795, died 12th Jan. 1817; 
Frances, born 2nd July 1798 ; Helen, born 
19th Feb. 1800. 

THOMAS BROWN, born 12th March 
1822 1793, third son of preceding ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Greenock 7th May 1817 ; pres. by 
Sir Michael Shaw Stewart of Blackhall, 
Bart., and ord. (assistant and successor) 21st 
Feb. 1822; died at Greenock, 10th June 
1868. He marr. 2nd Aug. 1825, Janet (died 
12th Dec. 1866), daugh. of Robert Steele, 
min. of Greenock, and had issue — Marion, 
born 31st July 1826 ; Thomas, min. of 
Collace, born 3rd March 1828; Robert 
Steele, born 30th Sept. 1829 ; Anne Scott, 
born 25th May 1831 (marr. James Hutche- 
son, min. of East Church, Greenock) ; 
William Steele, Edinburgh and Glasgow 
Railway, born 31st Dec. 1834 ; Janet, born 
24th July 1839. Publication — Speech on 
Skelmorlie Church Site (1853). 

ALEXANDER M'QUISTEN, born 
1869 Coulstoun Holme, Cathcart, 1832, 
third son of Peter M. ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1855) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow; assistant at St 
George's, Edinburgh, 1858 ; ord. to St 
Matthew's Parish, Glasgow, 26th June 
1862 ; trans, and adm. 18th Feb. 1869 ; D.D. 
(Glasgow 1894) ; died at Prestwick, 31st 
Oct. 1906. He marr. 11th May 1863, Jessie 
Steel, daugh. of John M'Kechnie, Glasgow, 
and had issue — Gertrude, born 21st Feb. 
1864 (marr. 26th Aug. 1891, George Mac- 
farlane Reid) ; Henrietta Mary, born 3rd 
Nov. 1866 ; Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, C.A., 
Glasgow, born 4th Nov. 1868; Frederick 
Alexander, M.P., M.A., LL.B., advocate,, 
born 23rd July 1870. 



GREENOCK] 



INVERKIP— KILMACOLM 



211 



WILLIAM CRAWFORD, born Alloa, 
1905 9th March 1877, son of John C, 
bailie in Alloa, and Elizabeth 
Findlay; educated at Dollar Academy 
and Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1899), 
B.D. (1902) j licen. by Presb. of Stirling in 
1903; assistant at Dunblane; ord. (assist- 
ant and successor) 10th May 1905 ; Chaplain 
to the Forces, 1915-18 ; M.C. Marr. 11th 
Sept. 1918, Margaret Macgregor, second 
daugh. of Dermont Campbell, Dunblane. 



KILMACOLM. 

[The church of Kilmacolm was dedicated 
to St Columba. It belonged to the Abbey 
of Paisley. An aisle of the old church 
still stands, and was the burial-place of the 
Earls of Glencairn. There was a chapel 
in the parish at Finlayston. A yearly fair 
was held at Kilmacolm in honour of St 
Marnoch. The parish church was rebuilt 
in 1833.] 

ROBERT MAXWELL, reader 1567 to 
1567 1572. 

JAMES CRAW, min. in 1574, having 
Lochwinnoch also in his charge ; still 
min. in 1576. — [Beg. Assig. ; Wodrow 
MiscelL, i., 329.] 

ROBERT COOK, min. of Killellan in 
1567, of Kilbarchan in 1576; adm. 
here in 1578.— [Beg. Assig.] 



1580 



ARCHIBALD SPITTALL, M.A. ; min. 
in 1580 ; trans, to Kilmaronock before 



1588. 



DANIEL [or DAVID] CUNNINGHAM, 
1588 MA. (Glasgow 1586) ; min. in 1588 ; 
was a member of the Court of High 
Commission 15th June 1619 ; still min. 27th 
March 1628, but apparently dem. and was 
resident at Lochwinnoch 26th March 1646. 
— [Beg. Assig. ; Glasg. Tests. ; Calderwood's 
Hist., 385 ; Morrison's Dec, vi. ; Murray's 
Kilmacolm, 33-46.] 

ALEXANDER HAMILTON, M.A. ; 
ord. and adm. (at Glasgow) 15th 
April 1629 ; trans, to Haddington 
2nd Dec. 1629. 



NINIAN CAMPBELL, M.A. ; adm. 1st 
,_„.. April 1630; trans, to Rosneath 11th 
March 1651. 

THOMAS HALL ; born 1620, brother of 
Gilbert H., min. of Kirkliston ; M.A. 
(Glasgow 1642) ; ord. to Lame, 
Ireland, Aug. 1646 ; adm. temporarily to 
Erskine 31st Aug. 1649 ; trans, and adm. to 
this charge 28th May 1651 ; returned to 
Larne soon after 1660, where he continued 
to minister privately to his people ; died in 
1695. Wodrow speaks of him as a man 
"of solid learning and judgment, integrity 
and piety, as well as of constancy as a 
sufferer for the truth, yet modest and 
humble." He marr. Isobel M'Clellan, and 
had issue — Jean ; Gilbert, " lieutenant of 
the town of Edinburgh's company of 
guards." Publication — A Plain and Easy 
Explication of the Assembly's Shorter 
Catechism, confirmed with plenty of Scrip- 
ture-proofs, very usefxd to all, especially to 
those of weaker capacity (Edinburgh, 1697, 
pp. 248). — [Ayr Sess. Beg. ; Reid's Ireland, 
ii., 124 ; Wodrow's Anal. ; Tombst.] 

JAMES ALEXANDER of Blackhouse 
and Boghall, born 1634, eldest son 
of Robert A. of Blackhouse, town 
clerk of Paisley, and Marion Hamilton ; 
M.A. (Glasgow 1653); licen. by Presb. of 
Irvine 27th Jan. 1655 ; ord. 29th March 
that year ; deprived by Act of Parliament 
11th June, and Decreet of the Privy 
Council 1st Oct. 1662. In March 1669 
he was accused before the Privy Council 
at Ayr of preaching and baptizing 
irregularly. He died of fever that year. 
He was eminent for his piety and scholar- 
ship. He marr. (cont. 9th June 1657) Mary 
(died in 1701), daugh. of John Maxwell 
of Southbar, and had issue — Robert of 
Blackhouse, W.S., died 23rd May 1723; 
John, merchant, Glasgow ; Jean (marr. (1) 
cont. 24th Aug. 1689, William Greenlees 
of Auchlamont, writer in Ayr : (2) 26th 
Nov. 1704, Alan Walkinshaw of Orchard); 
Mary ; Elizabeth ; Anne.— [Wodrow's Hist., 
i. 327, ii. 123 ; Ayr Sas., ix., 244, 245.] 
ANDREW ABERCROMBIE, M.A. ; 
min. in 1663 ; trans, to Strathdon 



1655 



1663 



26th July 1666. 



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JOHN IRVINE of Saphock, M.A. ; ord. 
after 2nd March 1665 ; trans, to 
Peterculter 11th Jan. 1674. 

PATRICK SIMSON, deprived min. of 

1672 R en ^ rew > was granted indulgence 

here 3rd Sept. 1672 ; the parish was 

declared vacant 13th May 1679. [S. 

returned to Renfrew in 1687.] 

DAVID BARCLAY, born 1648, nephew 
1679 °^ David Fothringham of Pourie ; 
M.A. (St Andrews, 25th July 1668); 
recommended by the Presb. of Glasgow for 
licence 20th June 1677 ; pres. by John, 
Earl of Glencairn ; had a testimonial for 
ordination 3rd Sept., and inst. 24th Sept. 
1679 ; died unmarr. before 30th June 1680. 
His brother John, min. of Cockburnspath. 
was served heir, 7th Feb. 1683. — [Glasg. 
Tests. ; Inq. Ret. Perth, 923.] 

JAMES GADERAR [GATHERER], 
1682 born about 1655, younger son of 
William G. of Trowes, Morayshire, 
and Margaret Marshall; M.A. (Glasgow, 
20th July 1675) ; recommended for licence 
by Presb. of Glasgow 23rd March, and pres. 
by John, Earl of Glencairn, 7th Oct. 1681 ; 
coll. 12th, and adm. 15th Jan. 1682 ; outed 
at the Revolution, and took to farming 
along with his brother Alexander, who had 
been outed from his charge at Girvan ; was 
consecrated a bishop of the Non-Jurant 
Episcopal Church, in London, 24th Feb. 
1712 ; app. to the dioceses of Aberdeen 
and Moray in 1724. He died unmarr. 23rd 
Jan. 1733, and was buried in the grave 
of Bishop Scougall within the church of 
Old Machar. Publications — The Right 
of Sticcession to the Kingdom of England, 
in two books, against the Sophisms of 
Parsons the Jesuite [translated from the 
Latin MS. of Sir Thomas Craig of Ric- 
carton] by Mr J. G. (London, folio, 1703) ; 
The Communion Office in the Scottish 
Liturgy of 1637 (Edinburgh, 1724).— 
[Aberd. Tests. ; Wodrow's Anal. ; G. R. 
Homings, 3rd March 1687 ; Dowden's 
Bishops, 406 ; Grub's Ecclesiastical Hist, 
of Scotland, iii., iv., 8 ; Craven's Church in 
Moray, 104 ; Diet. Nat. Biog. ; Tombst.] 



JAMES HAY, M.A.; ord. under the 
Toleration 16th Jan. 1688 ; trans. 



1688 



to Kilsyth 29th Dec. 1692. 



JAMES BRISBANE, called 8th Aug., 
and ord. 21st Nov. 1693 ; trans, to 
Second Charge, Stirling, 29th Dec. 
1703. 

ROBERT MAXWELL, licen. by Presb. 
1706 of Paisley 29th Aug. 1705 ; called 
13th Feb., and ord. 30th April 1706 ; 
died 18th Feb. 1735. He marr. (1) cont. 
5th June 1708, Helenor, daugh. of John 
Small of Crucketsheill, and had issue — 
John ; Janet, born 1719 (marr. William 
Reid, surgeon, Paisley) : (2) 27th Oct. 
1724, Euphemia (died s.p. before 30th 
June 1749), daugh. of James Cochran of 
Mainshill, Paisley. — [Glasg. Tests. ; Lanark 
Sas., xii., 17.] 

JOHN FLEMING, born 1711, son of 
1737 William F., min. of Houston ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow 24th April 1734; 
called 10th Jan., and ord. 23rd June 1737 ; 
D.D. (Glasgow, 8th Dec. 1786); died 30th 
June 1787. He was a singularly able min. 
and a distinguished scholar. He marr. 1st 
June 1752, Margaret (died 6th July 1780), 
daugh. of William Ralston of that ilk, and 
had issue — William, born 31st March 1753, 
died 1793 ; Henrietta, born 15th Feb. 1755 ; 
John, born 28th July 1757, died 14th July 
1761; David, born 9th May 1759; John, 
born 28th July 1761 ; Margaret, born 9th 
Sept. 1764, died 9th March 1765 ; Robert, 
born 11th April 1767.— [Tombst.] 

v JOHN BROWN, born Glasgow, 1749, 
-,_„„ second son of John B., tailor; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1776) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 12th 
May 1781 ; assistant at Stewarton, 1786-8 ; 
pres. by James, Earl of Glencairn, and 
ord. 8th May 1788; died 12th Nov. 1817. 
He marr. 4th Nov. 1793, Elizabeth Gracie, 
who died 21st Nov. 1826, and had issue — 
John Grier, licentiate of the Church, born 
8th Aug. 1794; Agnes, born 12th Jan. 
1796 ; Robert, student at Glasgow Univ. 
in 1813, born 5th Jan. 1798 ; Thomas, born 
9th Jan. 1800; Elizabeth, born 3rd Aug. 



geeenock] 



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1804, died 24th March 1826 ; William of 
Wateryetts, M.A. (Glasgow 1827), M.D. 
(Glasgow 1830), born 2nd June 1807, died 
12th Aug. 1873. Publication— Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, iv.). — 
[Tombst.] 

EOBERT CAMERON, born Glasgow, 

1819 1768 ' e ^ est son °f D an iel 0. ', edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow 5th Sept. 1804 ; pres. 
by Dr William Anderson, Glasgow, and 
ord. 6th May 1819; died unmarr. 20th 
June 1842. Publication — Account of the 
Parish (Neiv Stat. Ace, vii.). — [Tombst.'] 

*- THOMAS BRYDSON, born Glasgow, 
1848 1806 > son °f William B., merchant ; 
educated at Univs. of Glasgow and 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow ; 
ord. to Levern Chapel 6th Nov. 1839 ; trans, 
and adm. 29th Aug. 1843 ; died unmarr. 
28th Jan. 1855. Publications— Poems (1829) ; 
Pictures of the Past (1831); Contributions 
to the Republic of Letters and the Edin- 
burgh Literary Journal. — [Eyre - Todd's 
The Glasgow Poets, 290 ; Rogers' Modern 
Scottish Minstrel, iv., 172 ; Boase's Modern 
English Biography, i., 455.] 

ALEXANDER LECK, born Glasgow, 
1858 ^ 820 ' third son of John L. ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow; ord. to Martyrs' Church, 
Glasgow, 22nd Sept. 1853 ; trans, and adm. 
30th July 1858 ; died 13th Sept. 1876. He 
marr. 11th Dec. 1854, Robina (died 6th Jan. 
1895), daugh. of David Calder, and had 
issue — John Alexander Brown, born 13th 
Nov. 1855; David Calder, M.A., LL.B., 
barrister-at-law, London, born 31st July 
1859; Agnes Prentice, born 20th March 
1861 ; William Brown, born 31st Dec. 
1862; James (twin), born 31st Dec. 1862, 
died 2nd Dec. 1870 ; Margaret Calder, born 
26th July 1866. 

JAMES MURRAY, born Edinburgh, 
18?5 3rd March 1849, son of James M. 
and Mary Thomson ; educated at 
High School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1868) ; licen. by Presb. of Linlithgow 
June 1873 ; assistant at Old Monkland ; 
pres. by Colonel Carrick Buchanan of 



1918 



Drumpellier Dec. 1874; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 22nd Jan. 1875. Marr. 27th 
April 1875, Margaret Anne, daugh. of 
George Darling. Publications — Kilmacolm, 
a Parish History (Paisley, 1898 ; 2nd ed., 
1907) ; Life in Scotland a Hundred Years 
Ago (Paisley, 1905 ; 2nd ed., 1908). 

WILLIAM BLACK, born Glasgow, 19th 
March 1891, only son of Samuel B., 
yarn merchant ; educated at Glasgow 
Academy and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1911); licen. by Presb. of Paisley 1915; 
assistant at Govan and in this parish Oct. 
1917 ; Chaplain to the London Scottish 8th 
March 1918 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
10th March 1918 ; died in hospital at Bou- 
logne, France, 10th July 1918, unmarr. 



LANGBANK (Q.S.). 

[The church was built in 1866. The 
parish was disjoined from Erskine, 22nd 
Nov. 1875.] 

JAMES ALEXANDER CRICHTON, 
M.A. ; missionary at Langbank 
Chapel-of-Ease in 1866; [afterwards 
of Annan]. 

ROBERT CRAWFORD, born Campsie, 
7 25th July 1839, son of Robert C. and 
Janet Campbell ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 
1866 ; assistant at Bluevale, Glasgow ; ord. 
12th Dec. 1867 ; adm. first min. of the 
parish 1st Dec. 1875 ; died 27th March 
1893. He marr. 9th June 1874, Margaret 
Kirk, daugh. of James Stewart, and had 
issue — Marjory Stewart, born 16th Jan. 
1876 ; Janet Campbell, born 27th Nov. 
1877 ; Margaret Stewart, born 21st March 
1879 ; Robert, born 23rd Oct. 1881. 

v JOHN KNOX BROWN, born 22nd June 
1866, son of William B. and Mar- 
garet Knox ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow ; 
assistant at St Michael's, Edinburgh ; ord. 
23rd Aug. 1893 ; died 30th April 1896. He 
marr. 31st Oct. 1893, Katherine, daugh. of 
James Baxter MacGregor, Edinburgh, and 



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[PRESB. OF 



had issue — Ian MacGregor Knox, born 
16th Aug. 1894 ; Lieut., Royal Scots, killed 
in action in France 25th Sept. 1915 ; Douglas 
Knox, born 20th Sept. 1895, Lieut., H.L.L, 
killed in action in France 30th Nov. 1917. 

WILLIAM ALEXANDER, born Ter- 
regies, 7th June 1865, son of James 
A. and Annie Lewis ; educated at 
Terregles Public School, Dumfries Academy, 
and Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1886); 
licen. by Presb. of Dumfries ; assistant at 
St Michael's, Dumfries ; ord. 5th Nov. 
1896. Marr. 1st June 1897, Mary Moni- 
laws, daugh. of Patrick Maxwell Murray, 
M.D., Dumfries, and has issue — William, 
born 12th Nov. 1898, died 30th March 
1916 ; Patrick Maxwell Murray, born 15th 
March 1901 ; Mary Monilaws, born 24th 
Feb. 1903 ; Francis James, born 17th Aug., 
and died 4th Sept. 1907 ; Annie Lewis, 
born 5th Sept. 1912. 

LARGS. 

[The vicarage of Largs belonged to the 
Abbey of Paisley. Its church was dedicated 
to St Columba. In early times, the lands 
now forming the parish of Cumbrae, and a 
considerable extent of what is now that of 
West Kilbride, were included in this parish. 
In 1812 the church of Largs was transferred 
to a new site ; and in 1832 important addi- 
tions and alterations were made upon the 
church then built. The north transept of 
the old church, which appears to have been 
rebuilt in the seventeenth century, still 
stands in the churchyard. Within it is a 
very fine sepulchral monument in memory 
of Sir Robert Montgomerie of Skelmorlie 
and his wife Margaret Douglas. Over this 
large and elaborate stone structure there 
still hang ancient pennons and the remains 
of armour. On the roof of the transept are 
skilfully painted heraldic devices, emblems, 
and inscriptions. Outside in the church- 
yard, but within the area which the church 
roof once covered, another massive seven- 
teenth century monument is built against 
a surviving portion of the south wall of the 
old church. It commemorates the Boyles 
of Kelburne. St Colum's Fair, a well- 
known tryst, has been held at Largs 



1564 



from of old. It used to take place on St 
Columba's Day, the 9th of June, but in 
later times the fair day has been changed 
to the second Tuesday of June, old style. 
About half-way between Largs and Skel- 
morlie is St Fillan's Well ; and near it once 
stood St Fillan's Chapel. A fine new 
church was built in 1892.] 

DAVID NEILL, mentioned as min. 
10th Nov. 1564, but is spoken of as 
exhorter only in 1567. In 1590 he 
is styled " sometime reader at Largs, now 
in-dweller in Ayr." — [Glasg. Tests. ; Reg. 
Min. ; Ayr Homings, 7th July 1590.] 

ALEXANDER CALLENDAR, ord. to 

7 Killearn ; trans, and adm. in 1574, 

when Ardrossan and Kilbride were 

also in the charge ; still min. in 1584. — 

[Beg. Assig. ; Reg. of Deeds, xxiii., 185.] 

ALEXANDER KING, min. in 1584.— 
1584 [Reg. of Deeds, xxiii., 134.] 

WILLIAM FULLARTON, min. in 1585 ; 
dem. in 1586 ; [min. of Kilmaurs in 
1589]. 

WILLIAM COCK, son of John O, 
burgess of Perth ; min. in 1586, and 
still in the charge July 1623. He 
marr. Marion Nasmyth, and had issue — 
William. — [Reg. Assig. ; Glasg. Tests. ; Perth 
Sas. Sec. Reg., iii. 70, vi. 381 ; Glasg. Com. 
Deeds, 25th May 1619.] 
THOMAS CRAIG, M.A. (Glasgow 1617) ; 
was on the Exercise there 15th March 
1620 ; adm. before 12th May 1631 ; 
dep. in 1640. — [Glasg. Tests. ; Synod Roll, 
1642 ; Baillie's Lett] 

WILLIAM SMITH, probably a native of 
Renfrewshire, brother of Hew S., 
min. of Eastwood ; M.A. (Glasgow 
1639); schoolmaster of Kilwinning in 
1641 ; adm. here in 1644 ; died, unmarr., 
of the pestilence, caught whilst visiting 
his parishioners, Sept. 1647, aged about 28. 
In compliance with his wish, he was 
buried in the valley of the Noddle, about 
two miles from Largs, and close to the 
farmhouse of Middletown, where he died. 
A tombstone with a highly eulogistic Latin 
inscription still marks the spot. Some- 
what lame in one foot, he is described as 



1585 



1586 



1631 



1644 



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215 



" having an excellent gift of preaching, and 
most taking with the people." — [Glasg. 
Tests. ; Wodrow's Anal. ; Macdonald's 
Days at the Coast ; Muniments of the 
Royal Burgh of Irvine, vol. i.] 

[JAMES GLENDINNING, MA.; 
1649 f° rmer ly °f Kilbarchan ; adm. tem- 
porarily in 1649; was min. of Row 
27th June 1658]. 

JOHN WALLACE of Monkcastle; 
1658 MA. ; adm. in 1658 ; deprived by- 
Act of Parliament 11th June, and 
Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; in 
March 1669 he was accused of preaching 
and baptizing irregularly, but was allowed 
to return to this parish as an indulged 
min. 3rd Sept. 1672. Warrant for his ap- 
prehension, having attended conventicles, 
was issued 14th July 1674, and he was 
again deprived 18th Feb. 1679. He 
returned under the Toleration, and was 
present at first meeting of Presb. of Irvine 
17th Aug. 1687, and became min. of 
Mertoun 13th May 1692. — [Wodrow's 
Hist., ii. 123, 270, iii. 5 ; Min.-book Reg. 
Privy Seal.] 

PETER TURNBULL, licen. by Presb. 
1664 °^ P^^y* anc * had a testimonial for 
ordination 7th April 1664. Nothing 
further appears in Presbytery Register. 

JOHN WALLACE, MA. [see 
1672 above]. 

ALEXANDER GORDON, formerly 
1672 min. of Inveraray ; was indulged 
min. here along with John Wallace 
[min. of Greenock in 1688], 

CHARLES LITTLEJOHN, MA. (St 
1680 Andrews, where he was a Regent 
of Humanity) ; passed trials before 
Presb. of Glasgow, and had a certificate 
for ordination 28th April 1680; pres. by 
Archbishop of Glasgow jure devoluto 21st 
May, and inst. 26th May 1680; deprived 
by Act of Parliament restoring the Presby- 
terian mins. 25th April 1690 ; died in 
Edinburgh, 12th Nov. 1732, aged 82. He 
marr. 19th July 1684, Mary Ramsay, and 
had issue — George, Snell Exhibitioner, 6th 
Nov. \1\0.— [Edin. Reg. {Marr.); Edin. 



1701 



Reg. (Bur.); Fountainhall's Dec, i., and 
Diary ; G. R. Homings, 4th July 1688 ; The 
Snell Exhibitions, 36.] 

JOHN WALLACE, MA. [see 
1687 above]. 

JOHN WILSON, min. at Dunboe, Ire- 
1689 l an d> ne( ^ to Scotland in the troublous 
times preceding 1689 ; adm. here 
(temporarily) 22nd Jan. 1689 ; returned to 
Dunboe, but at request of Presb. of Irvine 
was loosed from his charge and settled here 
in 1691 ; died unmarr., 15th Nov. 1699, aged 
46.— [Reid's Ireland, ii. 465, iii. 18.] 

ANDREW CUMIN, classical master in 
the Grammar School of Irvine in 
1696 ; ord. 27th Sept. 1701 ; he dis- 
sented from the deposition of the eight 
Seceders, 15th May 1740; died Father of 
the Church, 4th July 1762, aged 82. He 
marr. 13th July 1703, Jean, daugh. of John 
Caldwell of that ilk, and had issue — John, 
his colleague ; Margaret (marr. 10th June 
1733, Hugh Hamilton, merchant, Edin- 
burgh). — [Glasg. Tests. ; Family of Birnie 
of Broomhill ; Reg. Gen. Ass., 1740; Edin. 
Marr. Reg.] 

JOHN CUMIN, born 1714, only son of 
1742 preceding; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of Irvine 
5th June 1739 ; called 18th Jan., and ord. 
(assistant and successor) 27th May 1742 ; 
died unmarr., 31st Jan. 1743. 

PATRICK WALLACE, son of Archibald 
1748 ^•' m * n " °^ Cardross ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Irvine 10th Aug. 1742 ; called 31st March, 
and ord. (assistant and successor) 10th Oct. 
1748 ; died unmarr., 18th Nov. 1755. 

GILBERT LANG, born Greenock, 1725, 
17 son of Andrew L. ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; called 20th 
April, and ord. (assistant and successor) 
3rd Aug. 1756; died 30th Dec. 1791. He 
marr. (1) 18th Nov. 1 765, Eupham (died 7th 
Nov. 1768), daugh. of Patrick Maxwell, min. 
of Inchinnan, and had issue — Janet, born 
15th Aug., and died 20th Oct. 1767 : (2) 
5th Feb. 1771, DArcy Millar, who died 
27th Aug. 1840, and had issue— Jean, born 



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[PKESB. OF 



12th May 1772, died 1857; D'Arcy, born 
2nd March 1776 ; Elizabeth, born 14th Dec. 
1777 ; Andrew, born 28th Sept. 1779 ; Mar- 
garet, born 27th Aug. 1781 ; Isabella, born 
3rd May 1783, died 2nd Jan. 1824; Gilbert, 
born 22nd June 1784 ; John, born 4th, and 
died 8th March 1786; Patrick, born 17th 
Nov. 1787 ; Thomas, born 1st April 1788 ; 
Mary, born 9th April 1789 ; John, born 
2nd March 1791. Publication — Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, ii.). — 
[Tombst.] 

STEPHEN ROWAN [ROWAND], eld- 

1792 es * son °^ ^ onn ^-> Glasgow; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1776) ; licen. by Presb. of Irvine 28th Nov. 
1780 ; pres. by Hugh Montgomerie of Coils- 
field 8th March, and ord. 15th May 1792 ; 
died 4th June 1801. He marr. 27th July 
1784, Janet Bogle, who died at Ayr, 15th 
Jan. 1815, aged 70, and had issue — Janet, 
born 28th Sept. 1785 ; Stephen, born 26th 
Feb. 1787. 

JOHN MITCHELL, M.D., pres. by 

1802 Hugh, Earl of Eglinton, Nov. 1801 ; 

ord. 22nd April 1802; dem. on 

appointment to Professorship of Divinity, 

St Mary's College, St Andrews, 16th May 

1826 (q.V.). 

JACOB RICHARDSON, born Dum- 
friesshire ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; tutor at Amisfield, 
Dumfries ; licen. by Presb. of Dumfries 
6th Nov. 1810; pres. by the Trustees of 
Archibald, Earl of Eglinton, and ord. 28th 
Sept. 1826 ; died 6th Oct. 1830. He marr. 
25th Dec. 1826, Wilhelmina (died s.p. 3rd 
Feb. 1855), only daugh. of Alexander Scott, 
D.D., min. of Dumfries. 

JOHN DOW, born Dunkeld, 1788, son 
of John D. ; educated at Univ. of 

1831 

Edinburgh ; sometime master in 
George Watson's Hospital, Edinburgh, and 
tutor in the family of Sir James Mont- 
gomery Cunninghame of Corsehill, Bart. ; 
licen. by Presb. of Irvine 24th Nov. 1818 ; 
pres. by the Trustees of Archibald, Earl of 
Eglinton, and ord. 28th April 1831. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of the Free 
Church, Largs, 1843-5 ; of the Free Church, 



1826 



1848 



Roberton, Selkirkshire, 24th April 1845-52 ; 
died unmarr., in Edinburgh, 20th Sept. 
1865. 

JOHN KINROSS, born Dunblane, 13th 
July 1812, third son of William K., 
farmer ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; M.A. (1833); licen. by Presb. of 
Dunblane 2nd Feb. 1836 ; was tutor in the 
families of Earl of Glasgow, Sir John Mar- 
joribanks, Bart., and Sir William Milliken 
Napier, Bart. ; assistant at Kilwinning in 
1840; ord. to St Thomas's, Leith, 27th 
June 1842 ; pres. by Archibald William, 
Earl of Eglinton, 7th July, trans, and 
adm. 1st Sept. 1843 ; died unmarr., 5th 
Dec. 1883. Publications — A Holiday in 
Scandinavia [anon.] (Glasgow, 1871); On the 
Disestablishment of the Church of Scotland 
(Edinburgh, 1878).— [A yr and Gall. Coll., 
vi., 53.] 

JOHN KEITH, born Edinburgh, 14th 
Dec. 1850, son of John K. of 
Scottish Education Department and 
Margaret Russell ; educated at Royal 
High School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1877), B.D. (1877); assistant to 
John Stuart Blackie, Professor of Greek, 
Univ. of Edinburgh, 1871-7 ; licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh 26th July 1876; 
assistant at St Mary's Parish, Edinburgh ; 
ord. to Skelmorlie 7th Nov. 1878; trans, 
and adm. 5th Feb. 1885 ; D.D. (Edinburgh 
1901) ; died unmarr., 3rd June 1902. 

GAVIN LANG PAGAN, M.A., B.D. ; 
trans, from Callander, and adm. 
1902 26th Nov. 1902 ; trans, to St George's 
Parish, Edinburgh, 7th Oct. 1909. 

ROBERT OSWALD, born Edinburgh, 

1910 6ttl ^ ept * 1864 ' son of ^°^ n ^'' " Fee 
Stamp Distributor, and Christina 

Smart ; educated at George Watson's Col- 
lege and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1886), 
B.D. (1892) ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
21st May 1888 ; assistant at Ardwell Mis- 
sion Church and St Andrew's Parish, Edin- 
burgh ; ord. to St Stephen's, Perth, 28th 
July 1896 ; trans, and adm. 9th March 
1910. Marr. 30th June 1903, Isabel 
Fleming, daugh. of Robert Pinkerton, and 
has issue — Helen Dorothy, born 2nd Oct. 



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1904; John, born 2nd April 1908; Isabel 
Christian, born 5th Sept. 1910. Publica- 
tion — Memorandum on Reformatory Work 
among Inebriates (Perth, 1905). 



NEWARK (Q.S.). 

[There was in old times a chapel at 
Newark. The holding of regular services 
here was begun in 1767, and in 1774 a 
church was built. On 31st May 1834 a 
chapel constitution was granted for this 
building, and a district was assigned to 
it. On 27th March 1855 the parish of 
Newark was disjoined from Port-Glasgow.] 

AKCHIBALD SIMPSON, said to have 
been an American, but more probably 
son of William S., Glasgow ; ord. 
3rd Aug. 1774 j dem. 27th Oct. 1784. 

JAMES CRAWFURD, ord. 8th July 
1785 : trans, to Lochwinnoch 4th 



1774 



1785 



Feb. 1802. 



1807 



JAMES THOMSON, ord. 24th June 
1802 ■"•^° 2 » trans, to St Clement's (Steeple 
Church), Dundee, 23rd Oct. 1806. 

JOHN PARKER, eldest son of John 
P., Port-Glasgow ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Irvine 24th Sept. 1806 ; elected 24th Dec. 
1806 ; ord. 28th April 1807 ; dep. 8th June 
1837, for being " so occupied in managing 
and superintending his farm, and two fruit 
gardens adjacent, belonging in property to 
himself, as that an undue portion of his 
time was thereby taken up, preventing his 
discharge of the duties of the ministry." 
He died unmarr. at Plantation, Port- 
Glasgow, 13th March 1850. — [Acts of Ass. 
1836, 1837.] 

DONALD KENNEDY, ord. 8th Feb. 
1838 ; trans, to Killearnan (his 
** native parish) 9th Sept. 1841. 

JAMES MORISON, born Auchterarder, 

1842 1810 ' f° urt h son °f J° nn M., mer- 
chant ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; ord. in 1842. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843; min. of the Free Church, Port- 
Glasgow, 1843-52 ; died at Callander, 22nd 



Sept. 1852. He marr. 19th June 1845, Ann 
(died s.p. 21st Feb. 1875), daugh. of Archi- 
bald Bonar, banker, Edinburgh. 

ROBERT KIRKE,ord. 11th Sept. 1845; 
trans, to Middle Parish, Paisley, 3rd 



1845 



April 1849. 



1849 



HENRY DUNIPACE, ord. in 1849; 
dem. in 1851 ; went to America, and 



all trace of him is lost. 



1852 



PETER M'LAREN, ord. 15th Sept. 
1852 ; first min. of the parish in 
1855 ; trans, to Fraserburgh 16th 
May 1861. 

" JAMES BRYCE, ord. 9th Jan. 1862 ; 
1862 trans - to St Ninian's Parish, Glasgow, 
16th May 1877. 

JAMES NIBLOCK [afterwards 
1877 STUART], B.A.; adm. 7th Aug. 1877; 
trans, to Yester 25th July 1878. 

JOHN CAMPBELL, ord. 7th Jan. 1879 ; 
lg7 _ trans, to Buccleuch Parish, Edin- 
burgh, 8th March 1882. 

THOMAS HARKNESS GRAHAM, 
1882 b° rn Marjoribanks, Lochmaben, 20th 
Feb. 1852, son of Thomas G. and Jean 
Harkness ; educated at Lochmaben School 
and Univ. of Edinburgh (M.A., 1876), and 
at Bonn and Leipzig ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 12th May 1880 ; assistant at 
New Kilpatrick; ord. 11th Oct. 1882. 
Marr. 3rd July 1884, Isabella Rankin, 
daugh. of Andrew Brooks, and has issue — 
Thomas Forrest Harkness, min. of Cadzow, 
born 26th Aug. 1885 ; Andrew Brooks 
Harkness, born 23rd June 1893, died 26th 
March 1910. 

PORT-GLASGOW. 

[The Commissioners for the Plantation 
of Kirks disjoined this parish from Kil- 
macolm on 1st July 1696 ; but local 
difficulties delayed the erection of the 
parish till 13th Oct. 1714. The church was 
rebuilt in 1823.] 

ROBERT MILLAR, M.A. ; called 22nd 
1Q97 March, and ord. 18th Aug. 1697 ; 
trans, to Paisley 28th Dec. 1709. 



218 



PORT-GLASGOW 



[PRESB. OF 



JOHN ANDERSON, pres. by the Com- 

171? missioners for John, Earl of Dun- 

donald, and ord. first min. of the 

parish 26th March 1717 ; trans, to Tron 

Parish, Glasgow, 29th Nov. 1730. 

-DAVID BROWN, son of Thomas B., 
.,_„, min. of Paisley ; M.A. (Glasgow, 4th 
Jan. 1722); licen. by Presb. of Paisley 
23rd April 1729 ; called 6th Sept., and ord. 
28th Oct. 1731. [The appointment was 
disputed by the Town Council of Glasgow, 
who made another presentation, and 
obtained interdict from Lord Ordinary 
Couper. The Presb., however, proceeded 
with B.'s settlement.] He died 6th June 
1754. He marr. 29th July 1745, Elizabeth 
Gray, who died 2nd July 1758, and had 
issue — Thomas, born 28th March 1746, died 
23rd Dec. 1750.— [Glasg. Tests. ; Wodrow's 
Anal.} 

JOHN ANDERSON, born Glasgow, 
1754 P 0SS ^ D ^y son °f William A. ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow, where he 
had a bursary in divinity from the Ex- 
chequer 24th July 1746 ; pres. by the Town 
Council of Glasgow, and ord. 12th Dec. 
1754; died 17th Feb. 1774. He marr. 
18th Aug. 1755, Mary (died 24th Nov. 
1796), daugh. of James Nisbet, wright in 
Glasgow, and had issue — John, born 17th 
July 1756 ; Euphemia, born 29th May 1758, 
died young; Marion, born 18th May, and 
died 10th Oct. 1761 ; James, merchant, 
Glasgow, born 23rd April 1764 ; George, 
born 27th April 1766 ; Euphemia, born 4th 
May 1769. 

JOHN FORREST, born 1742 ; licen. by 
l77s Presb. of Dunfermline 2nd Sept. 
1772; pres. by the Town Council 
of Glasgow, and ord. 5th Jan. 1775 ; died 
8th July 1822. He marr. 2nd Dec. 1782, 
Ann Dunlop, who died 31st May 1813, 
aged 64, and had issue — William, merchant, 
Glasgow, born 23rd Oct. 1783; Elizabeth, 
born 24th Oct. 1785 (marr. 22nd June 1807, 
Charles M'Arthur, captain of The George, 
of Port-Glasgow); Agnes, born 15th Jan. 
1787, died 1st Dec. 1789. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, v.). 



JAMES BARR, D.D., min. of the Scots 
1823 Church, Oldham Street, Liverpool ; 
pres. by the Town Council of Glas- 
gow 19th Nov. 1822, and adm. 13th Feb. 
1823; trans, to St Enoch's Parish, Glasgow, 
16th Nov. 1843. 

GEORGE OLIVER MOFFAT, born 
1844 181 6> son of George M. ; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; ord. min. of 
the Scots Church, Falstone, Northumber- 
land, 25th Oct. 1837 ; adm. to this charge 
20th June 1844 ; died unmarr. 24th June 
1864. 

GEORGE HORNE, born Auchenkiln, 
Cumbernauld, 1840, third son of 
George H., farmer, and Margaret 
Stevenson ; educated at Dundee Academy 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow; ord. 29th Dec. 1864; died 
(the result of an accident) 24th Feb. 
1877. He marr. 8th June 1866, Margaret 
Dunlop (died 8th Nov. 1905), daugh. of 
James Steven of Glenpark, and had issue 
—George, engineer, born 6th May 1867 ; 
Grace, born 7th Jan. 1869 ; James William, 
born 3rd Sept. 1870 ; Robert Alexander, 
born 27th May 1873. 

JOHN REID, born Ayr, 16th May 1848, 
187 „ son of John R. and Jacobina Reid ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1874); licen. by Presb. of Ayr 2nd 
Dec. 1874 ; ord. 21st Aug. 1877 ; died sj). 
27th Oct. 1906. He marr. 9th April 1879, 
Margaret Birkmyre, daugh. of John Laird, 
Marchmont, Port-Glasgow. 

DAVID JOHN MOIR PORTEOUS, 
lgo7 born Edinburgh, 12th May 1867, 
son of James Moir P., D.D., min. of 
Cowgatehead Free Church, Edinburgh, 
and Margaret Lamont Skilling ; educated 
at George Watson's College and Univ. of 
Edinburgh; M.A. (1887), B.D. (1890); 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 1890 ; 
assistant at Scots Church, Buenos Aires, 
1890-2, also at Lerwick and Coltness; ord. 
to Midcalder 23rd March 1894 ; trans, and 
adm. 6th June 1907. Marr. 6th Aug. 1903, 
Edith Lucy, daugh. of George Bertram, and 
has issue — Mary Matthews, born 27th Sept. 
1905. 



GREENOCK] 



SKELMORLIE 



219 



SKELMORLIE (Q.S.). 

[The General Assembly granted a con- 
stitution to Kelly Bridge Chapel here in 
1856. The parish was disjoined from 
Inverkip and Largs, 18th July 1860. There 
was at Skelmorlie a Well of St Fillan.] 

HENRY ALEXANDER PATTULLO, 

185 served as a licentiate during part 

of 1856; [afterwards min. of Parton]- 

v WALTER LITTLE GILMOUR BOYD, 
lg56 born 26th June 1832, third son of 
James B., D.D., min. of Tron Parish, 
Glasgow, and brother of "A.K.H.B."; 
educated at High School and Univ. of 
Glasgow; B.A. (1853); licen. by Presb. of 
Ayr 5th July 1854 ; ord. 25th Sept. 1856 ; 
first min. of the parish in 1860 ; died 4th 
Jan. 1872. He marr. 12th Dec. 1866, 
Margaret Anne (died 14th Nov. 1900), 
daugh. of David Smyth of Gallony and 
Artagarven, Co. Tyrone, and had issue — 
Elizabeth Frances, born 30th Oct. 1867 ; 
Alice Mary, born 14tb Jan. 1869.— [Boyd's 
Tiventy-five Years of St Andrews, i., 196 ; 
Lamond's Skelmorlie, 17-25.] 

ROBERT STEWART, M.A., B.D.; ord. 
1872 11th June 1872 ; trans, to Duns 19th 
Aug. 1875. 

JOHN KERR, M.A.; ord. 20th April 
187 1876; trans, to Dirleton 11th July 

1878. 

JOHN KEITH, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 7th 
1878 Nov. !878 ; trans, to Largs 5th Feb. 

1885. 



1885 



1891 



ROBERT HOWIE FISHER, M.A., 
B.D. ; ord. 20th Aug. 1885 ; trans, 
to Jedburgh 20th Nov. 1890.— Pub- 
lication (cf. vol. i. p. 85) — The Outside of the 
Inside [Reminiscences] (London, 1919). 

JOHN LAMOND, M.A., B.D. ; trans, 
from Kelton, and adm. 19th May 
1891 ; trans, to Greenside, Edin- 
burgh, 20th April 1899 ; D.D. (Edinburgh, 
1919). Publication (cf. vol. i., p. 33)— The 
Book of the Parish Church of Skelmorlie 
(Glasgow, 1895). 

JOHN M'GILCHRIST, B.A., M.A., 
B.D. ; trans, from Fodderty, and 
adm. 14th Nov. 1899 ; trans, to West 
St Giles', Edinburgh, 10th March 1911. 

DAVID BRUCE NICOL, born 22nd 
Feb. 1886, son of Thomas N., D.D., 
Professor of Biblical Criticism in the 
Univ. of Aberdeen ; educated at George 
Watson's College, Edinburgh, Aberdeen 
Grammar School, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1905), B.D. (1908); licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen in 1908 ; assistant at the Scots 
Church, Buenos Aires, and St Cuthbert's, 
Edinburgh; ord. 12th July 1911 ; Chaplain 
to the Forces on War Service, 1916-19 ; 
M.C. 1919 ; trans, to St. Margaret's, Edin- 
burgh, 3rd Aug. 1920. Marr. 12th April 1912, 
Helen Scott, daugh. of James William 
Helenus Trail, M.D., F.R.S., Professor of 
Botany, Univ. of Aberdeen, and Katherine 
Milligan,and has issue — Bruce Milligan,born 
24th March 1913 ; Elizabeth Anne Under- 
wood, born 5th Feb. 1915 ; Thomas James 
Trail, born 24th Jan. 1917. Publication— 
Scotland and the Crusades (Largs, 1920). 



1899 



1911 



PRESBYTERY OF HAMILTON 



[This Court was erected by the General Assembly in or about 1590. The Presbytery 
Kegister begins 6th Sept. 1687. There is a blank in the records from 28th Jan. 1777 to 
26th April 1785.] 



AIRDRIE (Q.S.). 

[A chapel was opened at Airdrie 5th Feb. 
1792. In or about 1833 a second mission 
chapel was opened in the town, and was 
called the East Chapel of Airdrie. On 
31st May 1834 the General Assembly 
granted a chapel constitution, with a 
definite district, to this East Chapel. On 
2nd June 1834 a similar chapel constitu- 
tion was given to the older mission of 1792, 
and it was styled the West Chapel Mission. 
In 1835 a new church building was erected 
for the West Mission, to take the place of 
the old chapel built in the eighteenth 
century. A year or two later a third 
chapel was built in the town, and was 
named the High Chapel of Airdrie. On 
28th May 1838 it also received a chapel 
constitution. The High Chapel had little 
success, and was retained by the Free 
Church in 1843. Meanwhile, owing to coal- 
working underneath the East Chapel, that 
building became unsafe ; and in 1851 the 
East Mission also was brought to an end. 
There then remained only the West Mission, 
begun in 1791. On 13th March 1867 it was 
erected into the parish of Airdrie and 
was disjoined from New Monkland. There 
is a mission chapel in the parish at 
Bawyards.] 

THE EAST CHAPEL. 



1792 



[ALEXANDER [or GEORGE] BOWER, 
served as a licentiate from 5th Feb. 
1792 to 9th Nov. 1796. It is not 
unlikely that this licentiate was Alex- 
ander B., who afterwards held the post 



of assistant - librarian in the Univ. of 
Edinburgh. He died unmarr. about 1830 
or 1831. Publications — An Account of the 
Life of James Beattie, LL.D. (London, 
1804) ; The Life of Luther, ivith an Account 
of the Early Progress of the Reformation 
(London, 1813) ; History of the University 
of Edinburgh, 3 vols. (Edinburgh, 1817- 
1830); The Edinburgh Students 7 Guide 
(Edinburgh, 1822).— [Grant's Story of the 
University of Edinburgh, i., p. ix ; Diet. 
Nat. Biog.] ] 



1798 



WILLIAM STARK, elected 11th May, 
and ord. 23rd Aug. 1798 ; trans, to 
Stonehouse 5th Feb. 1801. 



JOSEPH FINLAYSON, born Glasgow, 
fifth son of James F., schoolmaster ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1798); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 6th 
Aug. 1800 ; ord. 16th July 1802 ; died 7th 
Oct. 1838. He marr. 28th Sept. 1813, 
Mary Arkle, youngest daugh. of Captain 
William Chalmers. Publications — A 
Sermon preached on the National East, 
27th Feb. 1806 (Glasgow, 1806); Two 
Sermons preached in Airdrie Chapel (Glas- 
gow, 1810). 

ROBEBT STEVENSON, M.A. ; elected 
7 6th April, and ord. (assistant and 
successor) 2nd June 1837 ; trans, to 
Forfar 14th Sept. 1843. 

WILLIAM FBEELAND, LL.D.; ord. 

1844 *° Kingstown, Ireland, 1st June 1828 ; 

trans, to Ballygawley 16th April 

1838 ; dem. 8th July 1841 ; adm. here 11th 



presb. of Hamilton] EAST CHAPEL— WEST CHAPEL 



221 



Jan. 1844 ; trans, to St Mary's Chapel-of- 
Ease, Dumfries, 24th July 1845. 

ARCHIBALD MILLIGAN, a native of 
1846 P en P ont ] educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh and Relief Theological 
Hall, Edinburgh; licen. by Relief Presb. 
of Dumfries. Joined the Church of Scot- 
land in 1845 ; ord. 12th Feb. 1846 ; dem. 
29th July 1851 ; died in Canada. 

[The congregation joined with the West 
Church : the fabric was demolished, and 
remembrance of it is preserved only by the 
name of the street and the churchyard in 
which it stood.] 



THE WEST CHAPEL. 

WILLIAM JACKSON, born Mearns, 
Renfrewshire, 17th Jan. 1805, eldest 
son of Andrew J., schoolmaster 
there ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1825); sometime tutor to George 
Douglas, eighth Duke of Argyll ; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow 8th Nov. 1832 ; assistant 
at Airdrie Chapel ; elected 10th Feb., and 
ord. 14th May 1835. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843; min. of Airdrie Free 
Church, 1843-69; died (while preaching 
in his own pulpit) 8th Aug. 1869. He 
marr. 4th April 1837, Elizabeth Hunter 
(born 4th May 1806, died 21st Sept. 1853), 
daugh. of Andrew Spreull Crawfurd of 
Cowdenhill, and had issue — Margaret 
Aitchison, born 30th Jan. 1838, died 16th 
April 1842; Bethia Alexander, born 9th 
March 1840, died 26th March 1840 ; Agnes 
Elizabeth, born 23rd March 1842, died 9th 
Dec. 1888 (marr. 1863, Thomas Andrew 
Macfarlane, solicitor, Airdrie) ; Elizabeth 
Crawfurd, born 19th Sept. 1844, died in 
March 1913 (marr. 15th Sept. 1875, John 
Howie, schoolmaster, Langholm) ; William 
Hunter, banker, born 16th Nov. 1847, died 
18th July 1913. 

JOHN STEWART, born Glasgow about 

1805, eldest son of John S. ; educated 

at Grammar School (Dux 1820) and 

Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 13th Feb. 1845 ; 



dem. (from ill-health) 24th July 1851 ; 
died at Bowling in 1853. 

BENJAMIN CORNWALL BROWN, 
1853 born Glasgow, 9th Nov. 1826, son 
of James B., dyer, Bluevale, and 
Catherine Moses ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow ; 
assistant at Carmunnock ; ord. 13th Jan. 
1853; died 1st Oct. 1874. He marr. 21st 
March 1854, Henrietta Porteous (died 23rd 
Aug. 1902), daugh. of John Henderson, 
min. of Carmunnock, and had issue — 
James Cornwall, min. of Stewarton, born 
13th Jan. 1855 ; Margaret Houston 
Forrester, born 30th Oct. 1856 (marr. 
Robert Craig of Dawsholm) ; Henrietta 
Porteous Henderson, born 14th July 1858 ; 
John Henderson, born 16th March 1860 ; 
Catherine, born 1st July 1861 (marr. James 
Forsyth) ; Mary Thorburn, born 21st May 
1865 (marr. 4th April 1914, John Hender- 
son of Ballochmorrie) ; Jane, born 24th June 
1866, died unmarr. 5th Aug. 1902 ; Robina 
Forrester, born 5th July 1869 (marr. 
Hugh Jamieson) ; Benjamin Cornwall, 
born 16th Feb. 1871, died 15th April 
1871.— [MacArthur ; s Hist, of New Monk- 
land Parish, 253.] 

JOHN CAMPBELL, trans, from New- 
1R| _ 5 hall Chapel, Glasgow, and adm. 15th 
April 1875 ; trans, to Kirkcaldy 31st 
March 1881. 

DAVID HOWAT PATERSON, born 

i88i Galston > A y rsnire > 22nd Feb - 185 ° 5 

son of James P. and Janet Howat ; 
educated at Galston Parish School and 
Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of 
Paisley 5th June 1879 ; assistant at East- 
wood [Thornliebank], and High Parish, 
Paisley; elected 11th July, and ord. ,23rd 
Aug. 1881. Marr. 21st March 1882, Martha 
Livingstone, daugh. of Joseph M'Cubbin 
and Mary M'Lachlan. Publications — The 
Jubilee of Queen Victoria (Airdrie, 1887) ; 
Our Civic Privileges and Responsibilities 
(Airdrie, 1895) ; Christianity and the Muni- 
cipality (Airdrie, 1896) ; A Crown of Gold 
(Airdrie, 1897) ; Masonic Airdrie, 1799- 
1899 (Airdrie, 1899). 



222 



HIGH CHAPEL— AVENDALE 



[PRESB. OF 



THE HIGH CHAPEL. 

[The majority of the congregation joined 
the Free Church in 1843, and retained the 
building.] 

THOMAS BURNS, ord. 15th Aug. 
1839 ; trans, to Lesmahagow 29th 
Sept. 1842. 



BROOMKNOLL CHAPEL. 

[A church, originally connected with the 
Associate Presbytery, was built in 1804. In 
1839 the congregation joined the Church of 
Scotland. In 1843 its members joined the 
Free Church, and retained possession of 
the building.] 

JAMES FINDLAY, born Kirkintilloch, 
12th July 1809, second son of David 
F., brewer ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (1831); ord. to Broom- 
knoll Original Secession Church, Airdrie, 
11th Aug. 1835. Joined the Church of 
Scotland 24th Sept. 1839. Joined the 
Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Broomknoll 
Free Church, 1843-4 ; of Camlachie [after- 
wards Whitevale] Free Church, Glasgow 
1844-81 ; died 24th July 1881. He marr. 
1838, Christina Torrance, and had issue 
—a son and two daughters. 

AVENDALE, or STRATHAVEN. 

[The church of Strathaven was dedicated 
to St Mary. It belonged to the collegiate 
church of Bothwell. There were three 
chapels within the bounds, one of them 
being St Bride's at Kype, which belonged 
to the Priory of Lesmahagow. A yearly 
fair of St Laurence was held at Strathaven 
on 10th Aug. In 1772 the Parish Church 
was rebuilt on a new site. A mission 
chapel was built for the district of East 
Strathaven in 1837, but after some years 
this was given up. The building was sold, 
and the money used in the erection of 
Drumclog Memorial Church within the 
parish.] 

JOHN ANDERSON, reader, 1567 to 
1567 1574. 



ALEXANDER HAMILTON, reader in 
1576 ; trans, to Glasford about 1585. 

— [Reg. Assig.] 

ARCHIBALD NORMAN [NORMON, 
158g NORMOND], M.A. (Glasgow 1583) ; 
min. of Stonehouse in 1586 ; trans, 
and adm. in 1588 ; died Feb. 1644, aged 
about 81. He marr. (cont. 15th May 1589) 
Christian, daugh. of Gavin Hamilton of 
Airdrie. — \Bannatyne MiscelL, ii. ; Reg. 
Assig. ; Lanark Sas. Reg, ; Glasg. Tests. ; 
Reg. Mag. Sig. ; Glasg. Prot., 3463 ; Reg. of 
Deeds, ccccliv., 261.] 

HUGH ARCHIBALD, M.A. (Glasgow 
1648 1628). He refused to conform to 
Episcopacy, and was probably en- 
gaged as a tutor. In 1638 the Glasgow 
Assembly recommended him for supply of 
vacancies, but he does not appear to have 
been settled in a parish till 1648, when he 
is mentioned as min. here. He dem. in 
1658 " through want of peace in his minis- 
try, occasioned by his disuading the 
people from joining or complying with the 
English usurpers." He was called to New- 
battle 12th Aug. 1658, but the Synod of 
Lothian and Tweeddale refused to sustain 
his call, on the ground of failure to produce 
a certificate of character, 9th Feb. 1659. 
He was allowed the stipend of Avendale for 
1658 by Act of Parliament, 30th June 1661. 
In 1669,and again in 1670,he was summoned 
before the Privy Council for preaching and 
marrying persons illegally. He was im- 
prisoned in Stirling Castle, and, after 18th 
July 1672, in Dunbarton Castle. He 
petitioned the Privy Council 29th Aug. 
1672, because of ill-health and poverty, and 
was granted permission to live within the 
bounds of the parish of Galston, where 
there was a military station. He died 
before 18th Nov. 1679, having marr. Sarah 
Wilson or Neilson, and had issue — Hugh of 
Dankeith, W.S., who succeeded him in the 
infeftment of an annual rental of £26 from 
the lands of Rylandsyde, Lanarkshire. — 
[Wodrow's Hist., ii., 123, 152, 196; Gen. 
Reg. Sas., xiv., 464 ; Lanark Sas. ; G. R. 
Inhib., 26th Dec. 1666; Inq. Ret. Gen., 
6165 ; Acts of Pari., vii.] 



HAMILTON] 



AVENDALE 



223 



1672 



WILLIAM HAMILTON, formerly min. 
of Glasf ord ; granted an indulgence 
here by the Privy Council, 3rd Aug. 

1669 ; returned to Glasford 3rd Sept. 1672. 

— [Wodrow's Hist., ii., 133.] 

JAMES HAMILTON, son of Edward 
H. of Silvertonhill ; M.A. (Glasgow 
1638) ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
to Blantyre in 1653 ; deprived by Act of 
Parliament 11th June, and Decreet of Privy 
Council 1st Oct. 1662; intruded by the 
Remonstrants in 1663. In 1669 he was 
imprisoned for preaching at his own house 
[in Glasgow] to a number of his friends, 
and was not set at liberty until his health 
had given way, his brother, Sir Robert H. 
of Silvertonhill, giving bond of 1000 merks 
for H.'s compearance when called upon. 
He was granted indulgence at Avendale 
3rd Sept. 1672. The first meeting of kirk- 
session at which he presided was 12th June 
1673, and he was still in office at 12th March 
1684. There is no record of removal to his 
former parish, except that in 1678 he was 
charged with intruding there, and dismissed 
with a rebuke. He probably died here in 
or about 1684. He marr. Janet Burns. — 
[Wodrow's Hist., ii., 127 ; Glasg. Tests. ; 
Glasg. Com. Dec, 26th July 1665; P. C. 
Decreta, 1663.] 



1672 



ROBERT YOUNG, born 1620, son of 
Andrew Y., min. of Abercorn ; was 
Regent of Humanity in Univ. of 
Edinburgh, 1638-43; app. by the Town 
Council of Edinburgh assistant to the city 
mins. 16th Oct. 1644 ; adm. to Dunbarney 
3rd Feb. 1647. He was a member of the 
Commission of Assembly in 1648, preached 
at the opening of Parliament 3rd March 
1651 ; was Moderator of Presb. of Perth 
when its sittings were dissolved by order 
of Cromwell 28th March 1655. He refused 
to conform to Episcopacy, was confined to 
his parish, and deprived by Archbishop 
Sharpe in the latter's own house at St 
Andrews, one min. only being present, 13th 
Dec. 1664. On 3rd Sept. 1672 he was 
granted an indulgence here, but not 
having come to the parish at the proper 
time, he was called before the Privy Council 
12th March 1673, and ordered to take up 



1684 



his duties before 1st June. The date of 
his death is unknown. He was apparently 
unmarr. He left 500 merks each to the 
Kirk-sessions of Dunbarney, Avendale, and 
Earlston, the interest to be given to the 
schoolmasters of those parishes for " their 
encouragement to teach puir bairns." — 
[Edin. Counc. Beg. ; Wodrow's Hist., ii., 
212 ; Acts of Pari., vi. ; Baillie's Lett. ; 
Gebbie's Sketches of Strathaven and Avon- 
dale, 117.] 

JOHN DALGLEISH, M.A. (Edinburgh 
1672) ; min. of Kirkcudbright about 
1683 ; trans, and adm. about 1684 ; is 
said to have "deserted from fear" at the 
Revolution ; died in Edinburgh, June 1699, 
aged about 47. He marr. Helen Irving, 
who survived him. — [Edin. Bur. Beg. ; 
Rule's Sec. Vindication ; Edin. Homings, 
14th July 1705.] 

ALEXANDER FINDLATER, M.A. ; 
called 25th Oct. 1693; ord. 15th 
1694 Feb. 1694 ; trans, to Second Charge, 
Hamilton, 9th Jan. 1695. 

JOHN HAMILTON, ord. 13th Dec. 1698, 
trans, to Blackfriars Parish, Glasgow, 
1713. [The translation was refused 
by the Presbytery 30th Sept. 1712, but on 
appeal, was sustained by the Synod.] 

THOMAS STEEL [STEILL], educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. 
of Hamilton 30th Dec. 1707 ; called 
13th Jan., and ord. 30th March 1714 ; died 
unmarr., Feb. 1740. — [Glasg. Tests.] 

ROBERT BELL, born 1702, son of 
James B. of Westerside, and nephew 
of preceding min. ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow; M.A. (4th May 1725); licen. 
by Presb. of Hamilton 20th June 1732 ; 
assistant in this parish ; called 13th Dec. 
1739; ord. 26th March 1740; died 5th Nov. 
1781. He marr. (1) 16th Dec. 1740, Eliza- 
beth (died about 1746), daugh. of Thomas 
Thomson, min. of Southdean, and sister of 
James Thomson, author of The Seasons, 
and had issue— James, min. of Coldstream, 
born 10th May 1742 ; Beatrice, born 26th 
Nov. 1743 ; Thomas, born 20th Dec. 1745 : 
(2) 27th August 1747, Catherine (died 10th 
May 1788), daugh. of Thomas Linning, min. 



1698 



1714 



1740 



224 



AVENDALE 



[ PRESB. OF 



of Lesmahagow, and had issue — Ann, born 
11th June 1748 (marr. 29th March 1769, 
George Cochran, surgeon, Strathaven). — 
[Glasg. Tests.] 

JOHN SCOTT, born Strathaven 1749, 
7 _ eldest son of Alexander S., shoe- 
maker ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; M.A. (1772) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Hamilton ; called 9th May, and ord. 12th 
Sept. 1782; D.D. (St Andrews, 1st June 
1811): died unmarr., 18th Oct. 1820. He 
appealed against the heritors on the ques- 
tion of upholding his manse, once declared 
free, which had subsequently been re- 
paired. Lord Ordinary Glenlee gave a 
decision in his favour 8th Dec. 1809, the 
Court of Session adhering 6th Dec. 1810. 
The House of Lords affirmed the same 13th 
July 1813. Publication — Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, ix.). — [Duncan's 
[Johnston] Paroch. Law, 384 et seq.] 



1821 



WILLIAM PROUDFOOT, born 
Burrancerigg, Closeburn, 29th March 
1784, son of George P. and Janet 
Smith ; educated at Closeburn School and 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Lanark 5th Sept. 1810 ; tutor in the family 
of William Mosman of Auchtyfardle ; ord. 
to Shotts 22nd Sept. 1814 j pres. by the 
Commissioner for Alexander, Duke of 
Hamilton ; trans, and adm. 13th Sept. 
1821 ; died 26th Nov. 1849. His general 
kindly disposition gained for him the title 
of " the poor man's friend." He marr. 20th 
April 1815, Henrietta (died at Fogo Manse, 
26th June 1857, aged 62), daugh. of Robert 
Forrester, Secretary of the Bank of Scot- 
land, and had issue — Robert Forrester, 
min. of Fogo; William, born 27th April 
1822, died 6th May 1829 ; Henrietta, born 
25th Nov. 1824 (marr. Thomas Davidson, 
min. of Abbey St Bathans) ; a son, born 
23rd, and died 25th May 1827 ; Jessie, born 
9th June 1828 ; George, commission agent, 
Glasgow, born 6th Sept. 1830; William 
Mosman, student at Univ. of Glasgow, 
born 29th April 1833, drowned while bath- 
ing in the Clyde, 28th June 1851 ; Mary 
Forrester, born 15th Nov. 1835 (marr. 
Duncan Macarthur, banker, Glasgow) ; 
James, Canada, born 20th June 1840. Pub- 



lications — Exhortation to my People not to 
Secede (Edinburgh, 1843) ; Account of the 
Parish {Neiv Stat. Ace, vi.). — [Tombst.'] 



1850 



ROBERT REID RAE, born Thornhill, 
1816, second son of Alexander R., 
farmer ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; M.A. (1841) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Lochmaben ; assistant at Selkirk ; ord. 
22nd Aug. 1850 ; dep. for " falsehood, fraud, 
and wilful imposition," 28th May 1874. He 
engaged in literary work in London, and 
died at Horsham, West Norwood, 10th 
May 1896. He marr. 7th Sept. 1852, and 
had issue. 

DUNCAN TAYLOR, born Dalin- 
1R74 longart, Dunoon, 8th May 1834, 
youngest son of John T., school- 
master, and brother of Malcolm Campbell 
T., D.D., LL.D., Professor of Ecclesiastical 
History in the Univ. of Edinburgh ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; sometime tutor 
to William, twelfth Duke of Hamilton ; ord. 
to Brodick 8th April 1864 ; pres. by William, 
Duke of Hamilton, 23rd June, and trans, 
and adm. 24th Sept. 1874 ; died at Ballyna- 
hinch Spa, Co. Down, 29th April 1911, and 
was buried at Strathaven. He marr. (1) 
Mary (died 26th Nov. 1877), daugh. of 
William M'Culloch, merchant, Glasgow, 
and had issue — Douglas, born 28th April 
1865, died in Melbourne 14th Nov. 1914; 
Norman, born 5th June 1872, died in Oporto 
27th Feb. 1892; Annie (marr. William 
Guild of Lindores, Fife); Mary (marr. 21st 
Dec. 1892, Frederick Parker Walton, K.C., 
Cairo); (2) 26th Sept. 1893, Isabella 
Mackenzie, who died s.p. 12th May 1914. 



DAVID ANDREW ROLLO, M.A., 
B.D. ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
20th July 1 893 ; trans, to Buccleuch 
Parish, Edinburgh, 17th May 1901. 



1893 



HENRY GREY GRAHAM, born 8th 
March 1874, son of Manners Hamil- 
ton Nisbet G., min. of Maxton ; 
educated at Kelso Burgh School and Univ. 
of St Andrews ; M.A. (1894), B.D. (1896) ; 
sometime assistant to Professor of Hebrew, 
Univ. of St Andrews, 1896-97 ; licen. by 
Presb. of Selkirk 9th March 1897 ; assistant 



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at Dalserf and Park Parish, Glasgow ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 14th Nov. 1901. 
He joined the Church of Rome, and was 
dep. by Presb. of Hamilton 28th July 1903 ; 
sometime Roman Catholic priest at Long- 
riggend and Motherwell ; titular Bishop 
of Tipasa, and Suffragan Bishop to Arch- 
bishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh in 
1917. Publications — Where ive get the Bible, 
and various pamphlets in defence of the 
Roman Catholic faith. 
JOHN MUIRHEAD.born Middlemains, 
Saltoun, East Lothian, 3rd March 
1904 1868, son of John M., farmer, and 
Eliza Williamson ; educated at Saltoun 
School, Daniel Stewart's College, Circus 
Place School, Edinburgh, and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; M.A. (1890), B.D. (1893) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh 10th May 1893; 
assistant at St Paul's, Leith, 1894-6 ; ord. 
to Westruther 24th June 1896 ; trans, and 
adm. (assistant and successor) 11th Feb. 
1904. Marr. 10th June 1897, Elizabeth 
Mary, daugh. of John Mundy and Ann 
Webb, and has issue — John Arthur, born 
21st April 1898; Sergeant Tank Corps; 
agricultural student 1920. 

EAST STRATHAVEN CHAPEL. 

DAVID BURNESS [BURNS], M.A. ; 
ord. 2nd Aug. 1838 ; trans, to Wiston 
and Roberton 21st March 1839. 

JAMES GRAY WOOD, ord. 22nd Aug. 
1839; trans, to Gartsherrie 11th 
1839 Nov. 1841. 

ALEXANDER RANKIN, born Glen- 
head, Old Kilpatrick, 29th Sept. 
1-812, second son of Daniel R., 
merchant, Glasgow ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of Abertarff; 
ord. 21st April 1842. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843 ; min. of the Free and 
United Free Church, Strathaven, 1843-1900; 
died 27th Dec. 1900. He marr. 12th Feb. 
1844, Annabella Alexander, and had issue 
— Agnes Alexander, born 27th April 1845, 
died 20th Feb. 1864 ; Christina Cameron, 
born 7th Oct. 1846, died 10th May 1855 ; 
Daniel Cameron Mirrlees, M.A., born 12th 
Jan. 1849, died 9th Oct. 1871 ; John Alex- 
ander, born 18th Nov. 1850, died abroad ; 

VOL. III. 



1838 



1842 



William Mirrlees, M.A., B.D., min. of 
Bridgeton U.F. Church, Glasgow, born 
3rd Feb. 1857; two other daughs. 

[After 1843 the Chapel remained closed 
for a time. ^William Blackwood served 
as missionary from 12th Oct. 1845 to 28th 
April 1846. William Proudfoot, min. of 
Avendale, and Alexander Fraser, parish 
catechist, supplied ordinances till the death 
of the former in 1849. An ordained min. 
was not appointed till 1862.] 

WILLIAM BARNHILL, born Glasgow, 
1862 1^26, son of James B., merchant ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; B.A. 
(1852), M.A. (1867), B.D. (1869) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow 5th Oct. 1859; catechist 
of Avendale parish, 1860-2 ; ord. to this 
charge 13th Feb. 1862 ; res. 29th Aug. 1865. 
Thereafter connected with a Boys' Home 
in London ; sent to Toronto, Canada, by 
the Colonial Committee of the Church of 
Scotland in 1874 ; chaplain at Gosport in 
1879 ; min. of St Clement's Parish, Berbice, 
British Guiana, 1879-83; died at Berbice, 
22nd Oct. 1883. 

JAMES ALLAN, born 1840, son of 
George A., captain Royal Navy, and 
Mary Patrick ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
31st July 1861; app. missionary 8th July 
1866 ; ord. 21st Jan. 1869 ; res. 9th Oct. 1883; 
died 18th Sept. 1897. He marr. Catherine 
Hossack Smart, who predeceased him. He 
left a bequest for the purchase of the 
" George Allan Public Park," Strathaven. 

[COLIN ARCHIBALD MACKENZIE, 

served sometime as a licentiate, and was 
afterwards min. of Glenbuck.] 

THOMAS HILL, ord. 16th Dec. 1887 ; 
1887 res. in 1892, and went to America. 

BAILLIESTON, formerly CROSS- 
HILL (Q.S.). 

[A chapel built at Crosshill was the first 
mission building of the kind erected by 
public subscription in the nineteenth 
century. A chapel constitution was granted 
to it on 1st June 1835. 

The parish of Baillieston was disjoined 
from Old Monkland, 9th Dec. 1872.] 



1866 



226 



BAILL1EST0N— BARGEDDIE— BELLSHILL [presb. of 



ANDREW GRAY, ord. 29th Oct. 
1835 1835 ; trans, to Dunbarton 28th 
Sept. 1843. 

MATTHEW GRAHAM, born 10th Aug. 
1844 1811 > son °f Matthew G., min. of 
Calton, Glasgow ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow ; 
ord. min. of the Scots Church, Whitehaven, 
Cumberland, 2nd Dec. 1841 ; adm. here 1st 
Feb. 1844; dem. 29th Jan. 1856; died 
unmarr., at Glasgow, 4th June 1856. 

HUGH RAMSAY, born Darvel, Ayr- 
1856 shire, 16th May 1828, son of David 
R. and Isabella Morton ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. 
of Hamilton 26th Sept. 1854 ; missionary 
at Gartmore; elected 8th May, and ord. 
26th June 1856 ; adm. first min. of the 
parish in 1872; died 16th June 1898. He 
marr. 21st July 1868, Margaret (died 7th 
June 1909), daugh. of Robert Law and Isa- 
bella Murdoch, and had issue — Isabella 
Murdoch, born 26th June 1870 ; Margaret 
Magdalen, born 2nd Feb. 1873 (marr. 
William M'Kean Campbell, min. of Boqu- 
hanran) ; David Alexander, electrical 
engineer, born 14th Nov. 1875. 

ALEXANDER ANDREW, born Carlisle, 
18g2 16th March 1867, son of George A. 
and Catherine Macdougall ; educated 
at Balfour's School, Glasgow, and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 
1889 ; assistant at Kilberry, Kintyre, 1890 ; 
ord. (assistant and successor) 8th Nov. 
1892. Marr. 14th June 1893, Isabella 
Lumsden, daugh. of William Allan and 
Annie Lumsden. 



BARGEDDIE (Q.S.). 

[A church was built here in 1875. The 
parish of Bargeddiewas disjoined from Old 
Monkland, 13th March 1876.] 

ALEXANDER THOU SCOTT, born 
1876 Forfarshire, 1848, son of John S. 
and Nicola Thou ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews ; ord. to Collision, Forfar- 
shire, 1870 ; trans, and adm. 14th Dec. 
1876; died 3rd Sept. 1910. He marr. 
(1) 4th Jan. 1877, Barbara Jamieson (died 



1881), daugh. of the Rev. Andrew 
Cromar, and had issue — Edith Mary Nicola 
(marr. Adam Stewart Jardine, Rowanlea, 
Baillieston) : (2) 16th July 1886, Agnes 
(died s.p. 1903), daugh. of Alexander 
Black, Heathery Knowe, Old Monkland. 

ANDREW TEMPLETON, M.A., B.D. ; 
ord. 2nd Feb. 1911 ; trans, to Second 
Charge, Lesmahagow, 26th Sept. 
1912. 

DAVID YOUNG ROBERTSON, M.A., 
ord. 23rd Jan. 1913 ; trans, to Inver- 
allan 3rd May 1917. 

ALEXANDER LYON BENNETT, born 
1917 Possilpark, Glasgow, 4th Feb. 1878, 
son of James B. and Janet Lyon ; 
sometime engaged in business ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow; missionary at Barrow- 
field Parish ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
May 1917 ; assistant at Douglas, Lanark- 
shire ; ord. 20th Sept. 1917. 



BELLSHILL (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Bellshill was disjoined 
from Bothwell, 18th March 1878.] 

JAMES MILLAR KILLEN, born 
„ Ireland, son of James K., D.D., 
Comber ; educated at the Assembly's 
College, Belfast ; ord. to Birsay, Orkney, 
25th Sept. 1877 ; trans, and adm. 10th Oct. 
1878 ; dem. (on account of his health) 25th 
Oct. 1881. He went to Auckland, New 
Zealand, and engaged in practice as a lawyer. 
He marr. 6th Aug. 1879. — [Goodfellow's 
Birsay Church History, 95.] 

HUGH WILSON, born Rothesay, 1st 
May 1853, son of John W., book- 
seller, and Henrietta Borland ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Paisley ; assistant at Eastwood ; 
ord. to Shawlands 29th Jan. 1880 ; trans, 
and adm. 4th April 1882; dem. 13th Nov. 
1900; died in New South Wales, 19th 
April 1916. He marr. 2nd Aug. 1882, 
Margaret Josephine, daugh. of William 
Lawrence Taylor, bookseller, Peterhead, 
and had issue — Henrietta Margaret (marr. 
H. W. Shephard, solicitor, Sydney) ; Edith 



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Lilian (marr. Charles St Leger Willis, 
physician, Milton, N.S.W.) ; Alys Vaila 
school teacher, Ballina, Richmond River, 
N.S.W. ; Dorothy Borland, hospital nurse, 
Sydney. 

GAVIN WARNOCK, bora Auchingra- 
lg01 mont, Hamilton, 7th May 1866, 
son of John W. and Marion Baird \ 
educated at Academy and Grammar School, 
Hamilton, and Univ. of Glasgow ; MA. 
(1890), B.D. (1893); licen. by Presb. of 
Hamilton 14th June 1893 ; assistant at St 
Andrew's Parish, Glasgow ; ord. to Toward 
Chapel 8th Aug. 1894 ; res. and was assist- 
ant at Sandyford Parish, Glasgow, 1897-9 ; 
adm. to Bressay, Shetland, 14th Sept. 1899 ; 
trans, and adm. 5th June 1901. Marr. (1) 
26th Oct. 1899, Grace M'Laren (died 8th 
July 1901), eldest daugh. of Alexander 
Cameron, Glenkirk, Cambuslang, and had 
issue — John Gourlie, born 1st Nov. 1900 : 
(2) 18th Feb. 1903, Marion Wither, eldest 
daugh. of John Ross, Auchenree, Port- 
patrick, and Annabella Auld, and has issue 
— Anabel Janette May Louisa, born 8th 
Feb. 1906. 

BLANTYRE. 

[In the fifteenth century the church of 
Blantyre was endowed as a collegiate 
church. It belonged to the Priory of 
Blantyre, within the parish. This Augus- 
tinian monastery was founded in 1295, and 
was a cell of Holyrood Abbey. Its build- 
ings were never of great extent ; and their 
ruins are now scanty. Blantyre Church 
was rebuilt in 1793, and again in 1863. The 
house at Lower Blantyre, in which David 
Livingstone, African missionary and ex- 
plorer, was born, still stands.] 

WILLIAM CHIRNSYDE, provost of 
1567 the collegiate church of Bothwell ; 
exchanged that office for the Priory 
of Blantyre 3rd Sept. 1552. He conformed 
and was first Protestant min. of the parish ; 
trans, to Luss, Nov. 1572. 

JOHN DAVIDSON, M.A. ; min. here in 
1574 15,?4 ' w ^h Cambuslang, Dalserf, and 
Hamilton also in his charge ; died 
in 1591. 



1574 JOHN HAMILTON, reader in 1574. 

^JOHN BROWN, min. at Neilston in 
15gl 1589 ; trans, and adm. in 1591. He 
either died or left the parish two 
years afterwards. 

-WILLIAM BOYD, M.A. ; min. in 1593 ; 
15Q3 trans, to Glenluce probably that 
year. 

JOHN SANGSTER, min. of Glasford 
15g3 in 1590 ; trans, to this charge about 
1593; died Nov. 1609. He marr. 
Helen Hamilton, who survived him, and 
had issue— Elspeth ; Marion; Christian, 
one of whom marr. William Naismith.— 
[Beg. Assig. ; Glasg. Tests.] 

JOHN HERIOT, eldest son of William 
H., baxter, burgess of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(Glasgow 1603) ; min. in 1609 ; was 
a member of Assembly in 1638, 1639 ; died 
7th Dec. 1662, aged 90 [but perhaps only 
84], He marr. Margaret Finlay, and had 
issue — James ; Archibald ; Thomas. His 
tombstone has the following inscription : — 

' ' Here lies a pastor ten years and fourscore, 
Who taught his flock 55 years and more, 
During which time, to his immortal praise, 
* So blamelessly behaved himself always 
In holy order, doctrine sweet and soun', 
As did become his reverend gospel gown. 
His soul in heaven, his body in the clay, 
Wait a reunion at the latter day." 

[Peterkin's Records ; Glasg. Tests. ; Reg. 
Old Dec, iii., iv. ; Tombst. ; P. C. Reg., 3rd 
ser., i., 326 ; Reg. of Deeds, 30th May 1663 ; 
Ibid., Dal., 29th Jan. 1672 ; G. R. Homings, 
20th Aug. 1652 ; Annals of Blantyre, 24.] 

HUGH MITCHELL, ord. (probably 
1636 ass i stan ^ an d successor) in 1636. 
[There is no reference to him 
beyond that date.] 

JAMES HAMILTON, M.A. ; ord. (prob- 
1653 a ^y assistant and successor) in 
1653 ; deprived by Act of Parlia- 
ment 11th June, and Decreet of Privy 
Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; indulged at Aven- 
dale 3rd Sept. 1672. 

^RICHARD BROWN, M.A. ; min. in 
1664 1664 ; trans, to Biggar in 1665. 



JAMES BARBIE, MA.; min. of 
1666 Mochrum in 1664 ; trans, and adm. 
after 26th April 1666; died April 
1678, aged 59. He marr. Anna, eldest 
daugh. (by a second marriage) of Sir 
James Maxwell of Calderwood, and had 
issue — Agnes, who was infeft in the life- 
rent of houses and lands in the Kirkton of 
Blantyre, 26th July 1677.— [Lanark Sas. ; 
Glasg. Tests.] 

GEOBGE LESLIE, a native of Aber- 
1678 deenshire j M.A. (King's College, 
Aberdeen, 1670) ; passed trials for 
licence before Bresb. of Baisley, and got a 
testimonial 18th July 1677; min. here 
about 1678 ; deprived at the Bevolution. 
He marr. Marjory Beacock, and with her 
was infefted in "ane merkland of Syd," 
14th Sept. 1688. — [Bule's Sec. Vindication ; 
Lanark Sas.~\ 

BOBERT LANDESS of Bobroyston, 
1690 k° rn J an - 1630; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow, where he held a bursary 
in 1658 ; M.A. (1658) ; licen. by Bresb. of 
Hamilton ; min. at Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, 
1672-86, and at Garvagh. In 1687 he appears 
as a member of the Synod of Glasgow and 
Ayr ; was called ad interim to officiate in one 
of the meeting-houses in Glasgow, and had 
charge of the East Quarter till April 1690, 
when, at his own request, he was relieved 
of office. He was adm. to this parish 12th 
Aug. 1690; dem. 29th Dec. 1702, through 
age and failing health, and is said to have 
been buried within the High Kirk of 
Glasgow 5th Aug. 1707, but the register of 
burials makes no mention of the interment. 
He marr. (1) a lady whose name has not 
been recovered. She died (buried at Loch- 
winnoch) in April or May 1670, and had 
issue — George, born 8th April, and died 
July 1663; Joan, born 8th Dec. 1664; 
Mary, born 6th June 1666 ; Bobert of 
Bobroyston, born 21st July 1667 ; Mar- 
garet, born April, and died June 1670 : 
(2) Dec. 1670, Janet Baillie, who had issue. 
Publication— He left in MS. a Narrative of 
his Lite from 1660 to 1703 (preserved among 
the family papers of Major John Henry 
Lamont of Lamont). — [ Vide " Ecclesiastical 
Bersecution in the Seventeenth Century" 



(Scottish Historical Review, July 1909), and 
"Beceipts from the Diary of the Bev. 
Bobert Landess " {ibid., April 1916) ; Beid's 
Ireland, iii., 18.] 

MATTHEW CONNELL, called 23rd 
1704 Dec. 1703; ord. 12th April 1704; 
trans, to East Kilbride 14th April 
1720. 

BICHABD HENDEBSON, M.A. (Glas- 

1722 gow ' 7tl1 ^ une 1709 ); called 25th 
May, and ord. 1st Aug. 1722 ; died 
12th Dec. 1769. He marr. 2nd Aug. 1727, 
Janet (died 9th Nov. 1784), daugh. of 
Robert Cleland, min. of Kilrenny, and had 
issue — Archibald, merchant, and Chairman 
of the Chamber of Commerce of Virginia, 
U.S.A., born 2nd March 1733, died 9th Jan. 
1816 ; Alexander, merchant, Glasgow, born 
2nd March 1738 ; Bichard ; Margaret, born 
10th Jan. 1740, died 20th Jan. 1820 ; Bobert, 
died before 14th Oct. 1747; Janet, died 
young. — [Annals of Blantyre, 33.] 

[JOHN FINNIE, son of Bobert F., tailor, 
Glasgow ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1749) ; licen. by Bresb. of Glasgow in 
1759 ; tutor in the family of Matthew Orr 
of Stobcross ; librarian to the Univ. of 
Glasgow, 1767-72 ; pres. by David Erskine, 
W.S., on behalf of Lord Blantyre, 8th 
May 1770. His settlement was vigorously 
opposed, the objectors declaring that he 
" was more oppressed with the delivery of 
his sermons, and discovered more symptoms 
of infirmity than their late pastor did at 
the time he was seized with the trouble of 
which he died." F. was never adm. to the 
charge, and died unmarr., 2nd Nov. 1772. 
Finnieston, now a populous part of Glas- 
gow, was named after him, he having 
suggested to the proprietor the founding 
of a village on its site.] 

HENBY STEVENSON, born 1738, 
177s second son of James S., farmer, 
Dunlop ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (1766); licen. by Bresb. of 
Irvine 28th Nov. 1769; librarian to the 
Univ. of Glasgow, 1772-3 ; pres. by David 
Erskine, W.S., and ord. 6th May 1773; 
died 27th Dec. 1808. He marr. 29th March 
1793, Janet (died 21st Feb. 1834), daugh. of 



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David Muirhead, and had issue — Alex- 
ander David, merchant, Glasgow, born 1 1th 
Jan. 1795, died 10th April 1881 ; Henry, 
merchant, Glasgow, born 11th June 1799; 
Patrick, born 9th Feb. 1801, sometime in 
Australia, died at Bridge of Allan. Publi- 
cation — Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, ii.). 

JOHN HODGSON, born 26th Jan. 1781, 

1809 son °^ J° se P n H., min. of Car- 
munnock ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Jedburgh 2nd 
May 1804; M.D. (Edinburgh 1809); pres. 
by Eobert, Lord Blantyre, and ord. 7th 
Sept. 1809; died at Edinburgh, 9th Feb. 
1832. He marr. 2nd Feb. 1810, Anne (died 
s.p. 9th Oct. 1844), daugh. of Valentine 
White, Bracklach. Publications — Stephen's 
Prayer [a Synod Sermon] (Glasgow, 1819) ; 
The Hamiltonian Sermon on the Advantages 
of the Reformation from Popery (Glasgow, 
1819) ; contributions to The Edinburgh 
Encyclopaedia. — [Watt's Biblioth. Brit. ; 
Tombst.] 

JAMES ANDERSON, born Livingston, 
lg32 20th June 1785, son of William A., 
farmer, and Elizabeth Bell ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (17th 
April 1813) ; licen. by Presb. of Dunblane 
6th Feb. 1816 ; pres. by the Trustees for 
Charles, Lord Blantyre, 30th March, and ord. 
13th Sept. 1832. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843 ; min. of the Free Church, Blantyre, 
1843-60; died 7th May 1860. He marr. 
28th Dec. 1832, Mary Stewart (died 27th 
Feb. 1865), daugh. of Charles Archer and 
Janet Stewart, and had issue — Margaret 
Stewart, born 11th Dec. 1834, died 5th 
June 1836 ; William, min. of the Free 
Church, Boyndie, Banff, born 19th April 
1839, died 17th July 1920; James, born 11th 
Jan. 1843, died at Boyndie, 18th Aug. 1877. 



1843 



SAMUEL PATERSON, born 11th June 
1806, eldest son of William P., farmer, 
Wigtownshire ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow ; pres. 
by Lord Blantyre 17th Feb., and ord. 14th 
Sept. 1843 ; died 2nd May 1860. He marr. 
10th July 1844, Sarah M'Kgnna, who died 
2nd Oct. 1881, and had issue — William, 



I860 



born 7th Sept. 1845 ; Samuel, born 24th 
June 1847 ; Sarah, born 10th July 1849. 

PATON [PATTON] JAMES GLOAG, 
pres. by Lord Blantyre 7th June, 
trans, from Dunning and adm. 27th 

Sept. 1860 ; D.D.(St Andrews 1867) ; trans. 

to Galashiels 20th April 1871. 

STEWART WRIGHT, born Inveraray, 
1871 15th Oct. 1829, fifth son of James 
W., writer; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; ord. to St George's-in-the-Fields, 
Glasgow, 23rd May 1855 ; chaplain at 
Madras, 1858-65, and at Bangalore, 1865-71 ; 
adm. to this charge 3rd Aug. 1871 ; died 
29th Nov. 1887. He marr. Alice (died s.p. 
27th Oct. 1913), daugh. of Colin Smith, 
D.D., min. of Inveraray. Publication — 
Annals of Blantyre (Glasgow, 1885). 



1888 



CHARLES SCRIMGEOUR TURN- 
BULL, born Glasgow, 9th Feb. 
1860, son of David T. and Margaret 
Blane ; educated at High School and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; M.A. (28th April 1882) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow in 1885 ; assistant 
at St George's Parish, Glasgow ; ord. 7th 
June 1888. Publication — For Good Con- 
sideration [Church Defence pamphlet] 
(1894). 



BOTHWELL. 

[The church of Bothwell was dedicated 
to St Bride. On 10th Oct. 1398 it was 
constituted and endowed as a collegiate 
church by Archibald the Grim, Earl of 
Douglas. Within this church, in 1400, 
was celebrated the ill-fated marriage of the 
Earl's daughter Marjorie to David, Duke 
of Rothesay, son and heir of Robert III. 
The ancient edifice consists of a choir with 
a sacristy on its north side. To this were 
added, in 1833, a tower 120 feet high, with 
transepts, built at the west end of the 
choir, and a nave beyond these. The whole 
building has a fine external effect. The 
ancient choir and sacristy are kept in 
excellent order ; but the nave, tower, and 
transepts alone are used as the parish 
church. In the choir there are fine mural 



230 



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[PRESB. OF 



monuments of some of the founder's kindred. 
There were two chapels in the parish, St 
Katherine's at Osbernstoun, now called 
Orbiston, and St Lasrach's at Lachop. 
There are now mission chapels within the 
bounds at Thornwood and the Palace 
Colliery.] 

ROBERT HAMILTON, M.A., min. 
about 1562; died before 13th April 
1566. — [Hamilton Com. Dec, i., 



1562 

179.] 



1568 



JOHN HAMILTON, son of David H. 
of Bothwellhaugh ; app. Prior of 
Blantyre by Queen Mary 6th Oct. 
1549, but resigned that post 3rd Sept. 1552, 
in favour of William Chirnsyde, who ex- 
changed the provostship of the collegiate 
church at Bothwell for the priory of 
Blantyre. In 1560 Hamilton conformed 
to Protestantism and had charge of Both- 
well, Monkland, and Shotts. He was pres. 
to the vicarage here by James VI. 30th 
March 1 568 ; was a member of Assembly 
April 1581, and one of a Committee app. 
by the Assembly, which met in Oct. 1581, 
for the erection of Presbs. in Clydesdale, 
Renfrew, and Lennox. By the Assembly 
of 1586 he was elected a commissioner for 
the consideration of cases of slander occur- 
ring within these bounds. He died 19th 
Oct. 1594. He marr. Margaret Muirhead, 
who survived him, and had issue — Abigail 
and Agnes, who, by Act of Assembly, 28th 
June 1595, were declared to have right to 
the ann. — [Anderson's House of Hamilton ; 
Beg. Min. ; Calderwood's Hist., iv., 570 ; 
Meg. of Heeds, xii.] 

MUNGO BAXTER, reader in 1574 — 
1574 [Reg. Min.} 

GAVIN HAMILTON, M.A.; trans, from 
_ 5 ^ Second Charge, Hamilton, and adm. 
in 1594 ; trans, to First Charge, 
Hamilton, about 1604. 

DAVID SHARPE, M.A., regent in the 
Univ. of Glasgow; min. in 1606; 
trans, to East Kilbride after 15th 
Dec. 1607. 



1608 



ROBERT BOYD, M.A. (Glasgow 1595) ; 
an "expectant" in Presb. of Irvine 
Nov. 1602 ; mentioned as min. in 
1608. He was cruelly persecuted and dep. 
in 1646 for praying for the Marquess of 
Montrose. The General Assembly recom- 
mended him for supply in 1646. He died 
circa 1648. He marr. Marion Boyd. His 
children — Thomas, M.A., William, and 
Marion — petitioned the Privy Council in 
1661. — [Reg. Assig. ; Reg. Sas., Lanark ; 
Booke of the Kirk ; Wodroiv MSS. [Advo- 
cates' Library] ; P. C. Reg., 3rd ser., i., 50.] 



1649 



MATTHEW M'KAIL [MACKAILE], 
M.A. ; adm. to Carmunnock 20th 
May 1640; trans, and adm. in 1649; 
deprived by Act of Parliament 11th June, 
and Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662, 
and confined to his parish. He was charged 
before the Privy Council with turbulent and 
seditious carriage July 1663, and ordered to 
keep within the boundaries of the city of 
Edinburgh. He succeeded in evading this 
order, and lived elsewhere for a time, but 
was again before the Privy Council in 1664. 
He declined indulgence at Stonehouse 3rd 
Sept. 1672 ; was sometime imprisoned, and 
after 8th Jan. 1674 confined to the parish 
of Carluke, a bond being given for his 
compearance. He died at Edinburgh 
(through injuries received from falling 
downstairs after an illness), March 1681, 
aged about 69. He marr. (1) a lady whose 
name is unknown, and had issue — Hugh, 
born 1640, licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
in 1661, covenanting preacher, executed at 
the Market Cross of Edinburgh, 22nd Dec. 
1666 ; Margaret (marr. John Binning of 
Dalvennan) : (2) 20th Jan. 1670, Katherine 
Bell, Edinburgh, who was infeft in an 
annual rent of £140 "furth of the toune 
and lands of Kingstoune," April 1681 ; 
and of £70 "furth of the same lands 
with Craig-flat, or fire-island of Dirleton, 
Dunsland, and pertinents." They had 
issue — Matthew, merchant and advocate, 
Edinburgh, served heir, 15th Dec. 1687, 
died 9th Nov. 1722.— [Law's Memorials; 
Wodrow's Hist., i. 371, ii. 248 ; Edin. Tests. ; 
Edin. Marr. and Bur. Regs. ; Inq. Ret. 



HAMILTON] 



BOTHWELL 



231 



Gen., 6881 ; Edin. Reg. Sas., xxxiii. ; Scots 
Worthies, i., 309 ; Memoirs of William 
Veitch, 35-8.] 

ROBERT DOUGLAS, M.A. j trans, 
from Conveth [Laurencekirk]; pres. 
1665 by Charles II. and adm. before 20th 
Sept. 1665 ; trans, to Renfrew in 1669. 

ALEXANDER KINNEAR, M.A. ; 
trans, from Neilston, and adm. 6th 
1670 July 1670. He was min. of South 
Quarter, Glasgow, 9th June 1681, but must 
have held another charge between 1672 and 
the latter date. 



1672 



THOMAS HAMILTON, M.A.; min. 
about 1672 ; trans, to Carnwath 21st 



May 1675. 



1685 



ROBERT DOUGLAS, son of Robert 
D., min. in 1665 ; min. about 1685 ; 
dem. at the Revolution ; became 
keeper of the Leighton Library, Dunblane ; 
died unmarr., 13th March 1746. He left 
his own books and 300 merks to that 
Library. — [Dunblane Tests. ; Hamilton's 
Description^ 

JOHN ORR, ord. (in the meeting-house 
at Holy town) 26th Sept. 1688 ; trans. 
1688 to Second Charge, Old Kirk Parish, 
Edinburgh, and adm. in 1703. 



1709 



Sir WILLIAM HAMILTON of Airdrie 
fourth baronet, born 6th March 
1681, son of Sir Robert H. of 
Airdrie, third baronet, who did not assume 
the title ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 25th June 
1706; called 23rd Dec. 1708; ord. 28th 
Sept. 1709 ; died 25th May 1749. He 
marr. 4th June 1713, Margaret (died 2nd 
April 1773), daugh. of John Bogle, portioner 
of Sandyhills, and had issue — Sir Robert, 
fifth baronet, Professor (1) of Anatomy in 
Univ. of Glasgow (1742-56), (2) of the 
Practice of Medicine (1756), born 11th July 
1714, died 15th May 1756; John, M.A. 
(Glasgow 1733), born 29th Aug. 1716; 
James, his successor in this parish ; 
Thomas, Professor of Anatomy and Botany 
in Univ. of Glasgow (1757-80), born 1st 



Oct. 1728, died 7th Jan. 1782 [ancestor of 
the present Hamiltons, Barts. of Preston 
and Fingalton, and grandfather of Sir 
William H., metaphysician] ; William ; 
Elizabeth; Grizel, born 21st Sept. 1720; 
Gavin ; Jean. — [Anderson's Hoxise of 
Hamilton, 362 ; The Snell Exhibitions, 83.] 



1747 



JAMES HAMILTON of Carsland, son 
of preceding, born 1722 ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Hamilton 26th Feb. 1745; 
called 23rd June, and ord. (assistant and 
successor) 20th Oct. 1747 ; died 5th Dec. 
1760. He marr. 10th Sept. 1750, Elizabeth 
Hood, who died 17th March 1782, and had 
issue — William, born 2nd July 1751 ; Janet, 
born 1st Aug. 1753 ; Elizabeth, born 20th 
March 1755 ; John, born 20th June 1757. 



1762 



^ JAMES BAILLIE, trans, from Shotts ; 
pres. by the trustees for James 
George, Duke of Hamilton, and adm. 

2nd Sept. 1762 ; trans, to Second Charge, 

Hamilton, 23rd Oct. 1766. 



1767 



MICHAEL M'CULLOCH, born Kippen, 
1734, son of John M. ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1758) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 27th Sept. 
1763; pres. by the trustees for James 
George, Duke of Hamilton, and ord. 14th 
May 1767; D.D. (Glasgow, 11th June 
1798) ; died 26th May 1801, and was buried 
in the south-west corner of the church. 
A litigation to which he was a party, 
along with the Presb., in the case of William 
Allan, schoolmaster, is notable in so far 
as it was decided on appeal to the House 
of Lords that the Church of Scotland had 
jurisdiction in regard to the qualifications 
and trials of teachers in the old parish 
schools. The following epitaph is said to 
have been written by Thomas Brisbane, 
min. of Dunlop : — 

" There lies interred beneath this sod 
That sycophantish man of God, 
Who taught an easy way to heaven, 
Which to the rich was always given. 
If he get in, he'll look and stare 
To find some out, that he put there." 

Publication — Account of the Parish (Sin- 
clair's Stat. Ace, xvi.). 



232 



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[ PRESB. OF 



MATTHEW GARDINER, born Glas- 
1802 £ ow ' l&th. Aug. 1776, eldest son of 
James G. ; educated at the Grammar 
School and Univ. of Glasgow ; Ml. (1793) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 9th May 1798 ; 
pres. by Archibald, Duke of Hamilton, and 
ord. 22nd April 1802 ; D.D. (Glasgow 1831) ; 
Moderator of Assembly 18th May 1837 
[by a majority of 262 votes to 59 in favour 
of Principal John Lee, D.D.] ; died Father 
of the Church, 4th June 1865. He marr. 
25th Aug. 1808, Sarah (died 7th March 
1850), daugh. of John Forrest, merchant, 
Edinburgh, and had issue — Elizabeth, born 
18th April 1810; James, W.S., Sheriff- 
substitute at Campbeltown (1848-79), born 
19th May 1811, died 8th Dec. 1879; 
Rebecca, born 25th May 1812, died 2nd 
July 1820 ; John, advocate, born 28th Oct. 
1815, died 22nd Nov. 1877 ; Marion Aikman, 
born 26th Aug. 1817, died 29th Jan. 1819 ; 
Elizabeth (marr. 16th July 1839, the Rev. 
John Heyliger Dewhurst). Publication — 
The Folly and Danger of Departing from 
the Living God, a sermon (Glasgow, 1820). 
—[Smith's Scottish Clergy, ii., 326.] 

JOHN PAGAN, born Wamphray, 30th 
June 1830, eldest son of John P., 
farmer, and Mary Hamilton ; edu- 
cated at Wamphray School and Univ. of 
Glasgow; B.A. (1853), M.A. (1854); licen. 
by Presb. of Lochmaben ; assistant at 
St Mungo, Rosneath, and Park Church, 
Glasgow ; ord. to Forgandenny 26th Sept. 
1861 ; pres. by William, twelfth Duke of 
Hamilton and Brandon, 1st Aug. 1865 ; 
trans, and adm. 23rd Nov. 1865 ; Joint- 
convener of Foreign Mission Committee in 
1884; D.D. (Glasgow 1886); Moderator 
of Assembly 18th May 1899 ; Convener of 
Committee on Christian Liberality, 1900-9; 
died at his son's manse, Largs, 21st Jan. 
1909. An indefatigable worker in his own 
parish, the restoration of its ancient church 
was the crown and memorial of his long 
labours there. His services in the cause 
of Foreign Missions and of Church Defence 
were of the highest value. No minister of 
his time did better educative work for the 
Church of Scotland. He marr. 27th July 
1870, Margaret Wiseman, daugh. of Gavin 



Lang, min. of Glasford, and had issue — 
John Hamilton, born 19th July 1871 
[MA., Glasgow, 1891 ; B.D., Glasgow, 1894 ; 
licen. by Presb. of Hamilton ; assistant at 
Ayr ; min. at Naawaport, Ladybrand, and 
Kimberley, South Africa ; died 14th Sept. 
1913. He marr. 3rd April 1906, Agnes 
Elizabeth, daugh. of Robert Cargil Leslie 
Blair of Lynedoch, Ayr. Author of Annals 
of Ayr in the Olden Time (Ayr, 1897)] ; Gavin 
Lang, min. of St George's Parish, Edin- 
burgh (q.v.) [captain Royal Scots, killed in 
action in France, 28th April 1917. He 
marr. 12th Aug. 1915, Mabel, daugh. of 
Gordon Douglas, F.F.A., manager of the 
Life Association of Scotland] ; Alexander 
Hamilton, farmer, South Africa, born 2nd 
Oct. 1875 ; Anna Marshall, born 11th Jan. 
1879.— [Life and Work, Nov. 1913.] 



1910 



SAMUEL JOHN HAMILTON, bom 
Ballykine, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, 
8th Sept. 1869, son of John H. ; 
educated at Queen's College and As- 
sembly's College, Belfast ; B.A. (Royal 
Univ. of Ireland 1892) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Down in 1895 ; min. of Clifton Presby- 
terian Church, Johannesburg, South Africa, 
1897-1906; clerk of Transvaal Presb. in 
1897 ; superintendent 'of Church Extension 
in the Transvaal, 1904-6 ; assistant at 
Bothwell ; adm. here (after appeal to the 
General Assembly) 24th June 1910. Marr. 
26th Aug. 1899, Adeline, daugh. of Joseph 
M'Cully. 



BURNBANK (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Burnbank was disjoined 
from Hamilton, 27th Feb. 1882.] 

HENRY JOHNSTONE WOTHER- 
1880 SPOON, M.A. ; app. missionary 
26th March 1878; ord. 14th Sept. 
1880; first min. of the parish 9th June 
1882 ; res. 13th June 1894, to take charge 
of St Oswald's Chapel-of-Ease, Edinburgh. 

ANDREW SMITH DINGWALL 

1894 SCOTT, born Wester Cash, Strath- 

miglo, Fife, 15th July 1863, son of 

William S. and Margaret Smith ; educated 



HAMILTON] 



CADZOW— CALDERBANK 



233 



at Madras College and Univ. of St An- 
drews ; M.A. (1885); licen. by Presb. of 
St Andrews 7th May 1888 ; assistant at 
Markinch and Govan ; ord. 18th Oct. 1894 ; 
died 25th July 1920. 



CADZOW (Q.S.). 

[A church was built for this district in 
1876. The parish of Cadzow was disjoined 
from Hamilton, 13th Jan. 1879.] 

MICHAEL PATRICK JOHNSTONE, 

, 77 M.A., B.D. ; app. 5th Feb., and ord. 

19th April 1877 ; adm. first min. of 

the parish in 1879 ; trans, to Fraserburgh 

5th July 1888. 

ANDREW ROBERTSON, M.A. ; trans. 
1888 f rom Annbank, and adm. 13th Dec. 
1888 ; trans, to Dundyvan 28th Nov. 
1905. 

KENNETH DANIEL M'LAREN, trans. 
1906 fr° m Saline, and adm. 17th May 1906 ; 
trans, to Erroll 10th Sept. 1914. 

^DOUGLAS WILLIAM BRUCE, M.A. ; 
1915 ord. 10th Feb. 1915; trans, to St 



Stephen's, Broughty Ferry, 2nd May 



1919. 



THOMAS FORREST HARKNESS 
1919 GIiA HAM, born Port-Glasgow, 26th 
Aug. 1885, son of Thomas Harkness 
G., min. of Newark ; educated at Greenock 
Academy, Glasgow High School, and Univs. 
of Glasgow, Bonn, and Lausanne; M.A. 
(Glasgow 1906), B.D. (1909); licen. by 
Presb. of Greenock 27th April 1909 ; 
assistant at St George's-in-the-Fields, Glas- 
gow ; ord. to Laurieston, Glasgow, 29th 
Feb. 1912 ; trans, and adm. 27th Aug. 1919. 
Marr. 7th Nov. 1918, Jane Bowser Graham, 
eldest daughter of James Kerr, merchant, 
Glasgow, and Mary Duncan Mackinnon. 
Publications — Dreams and Fancies (Glas- 
gow, 1913) : The Doivnfall of Culture and the 
Crisis (1914) ; Songs in the Street (Glasgow, 
1916) ; Masonic Services (Glasgow, 1917). 



CALDERBANK {Q.S.). 

[The parish of Calderbank was disjoined 
from Old Monkland, 13th July 1885.] 

THOMAS WILSON, M.A. ; ord. 29th 
1867 ^ au " * 8( ^ » trans, to Second Charge, 
Lesmahagow, 8th July 1869. 

" JAMES BRANDER, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 

1869 30ttl Nov - 1869 ' trans - to Clarkston 

2nd May 1872. 



JOHN SMITH, elected 3rd June, and 
ord. 15th Aug. 1872 ; dem. 25th 
Sept. 1877 [afterwards min. of 
Elderslie]. 



1872 



ROBERT SINCLAIR MILLAR, trans. 
lg78 from Forth, and adm. 14th Feb. 
1878; dem. 1884. 

WILLIAM BUCHANAN STRACHAN, 
born Arbroath, 15th Nov. 1856, son 
of William Greig S. and Isabella 
Jolly ; educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1878) ; licen. by Presb. of St An- 
drews ; assistant at Selkirk and Garturk ; 
ord. 27th June 1884 ; adm. first min. of the 
parish in 1885; died 14th May 1910. 
He marr. 12th Oct. 1887, Helen Shaw 
Munro, daugh. of James Fleming and 
Mary Philp, and had issue— Mary Philp, 
born 26th Sept. 1888 ; William Greig, born 
8th Dec. 1889 ; Isobel Helen, born 19th 
Sept. 1892 ; Helen Agnes, born 28th Feb. 
1894 ; Agnes Fleming, born 16th May 1898 ; 
Margaret, born 23rd Oct. 1900. 

JOHN MARTIN, ord. 28th Sept. 1910 ; 
1910 trans, to Alness 19th Sept. 1918. 

WILLIAM HENDERSON ADAM, born 
1Q19 Aberdeen, 29th Nov. 1870, son of 
William A., shipowner, and Alex- 
andrina Catherine Matilda Henderson ; 
educated Gordon's College and Univ. of 
Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
5th May 1896 ; assistant at Keith, Gilcom- 
ston, Ballater, and Abbotshall ; ord. to 
Kelty 22nd Oct. 1903 ; trans, and adm. 1st 
April 1919. Marr. 19th Aug. 1908, Margaret 
Wallace, and has issue — Ronald Henderson. 



234 CALDERCRUIX— CALDERHEAD— CAMBUSLANG [presb. of 



CALDERCRUIX (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Caldercruix was disjoined 
from Shotts, New Monkland, and Clark- 
ston, 23rd Feb. 1894.] 

WILLIAM JAMES LOWRIE, ord. 11th 
1891 J une 1891 > a dm. first min. of the 
parish in 1894 ; trans, to Stoneykirk 
24th Oct. 1895. 



1896 



WILLIAM BLACK JACK, born Liff 
and Benvie, 7th Jan. 1863, son of 
Alexander J. and Elizabeth Robert- 
son ; educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dundee in 1891 ; ord. to 
St Ninian's Chapel, Arbroath, 1893 ; trans, 
and adm. 16th April 1896. Marr. 6th Dec. 
1905, Helen Kinnear, L.L.A., daugh. of 
Alexander Millar and Mary Lowe. 



CALDERHEAD (Q.S.). 

[A chapel already existing here was re- 
built in 1860. The parish of Calderhead 
was disjoined from Shotts and Cambus- 
nethan, 8th July 1872.] 

JOHN DAVIDSON GRANT, ord. 18th 
1859 Feb. 1859 ; trans, to West Calder 
25th Aug. 1870. 

GEORGE ALPINE, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 

1871 ^k Jan. 1871 ; adm. first min. of 

the parish in 1872 ; dem. 30th Dec. 

1873 ; adm. to Coats 7th April 1874. 

ROBERT DICKSON, ord. 14th May 

1874 18 ^ 4 ' trans# t0 St David's Parish, 
Glasgow, 10th June 1880. 

JOHN STEWART, born Coupar-Angus, 
1849 ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (1875), B.D. (1877); 
licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 16th May 
1878 ; elected 25th Oct., and ord. 9th Dec. 
1880 ; died 11th Nov. 1892. He marr. 5th 
March 1890, Helen Janet, daugh. of Robert 
Brown, Ayr, who predeceased him, and had 
issue — Eleanor Jane (marr. 1st Aug. 1917, 
Thomas Wilson Cochrane, Army Veterinary 
Corps). 



1918 



ROBERT WILLIAM RUTHERFORD, 

1893 M.A., B.D. ; ord. 11th May 1893 ; 

trans, to Gartsherrie 11th Dec. 1917. 

JOHN REEVIE JOHNSTON MERRY, 
born Motherwell, 3rd April 1889, 
son of Alexander M. and Janet 
Leech Johnston ; educated at Dalziel High 
School and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1911) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Hamilton May 1914 ; 
assistant at St Michael's, Dumfries ; ord. 
to Sinclairtown 29th Dec. 1915 ; trans, and 
adm. 16th May 1918. Marr. 8th March 
1917, Annie Dunwoodie, M.A., daugh. of 
Adam Hyslop. 

CAMBUSLANG. 

[The rectory of Cambuslang was a pre- 
bend of Glasgow. Its church was dedicated 
to St Cadoc. Beside the Kirk Burn, near 
the Parish Church, stood a chapel of St 
Mary, which gives its name to the Lands 
of Chapel. It was founded in 1379 by 
William Mony penny, rector of Cambus- 
lang. At the village of Spital in the 
parish there was a hospital of St Thomas. 
Cambuslang Church was rebuilt in 1743. 
There are mission chapels within the bounds 
at Morriston and Newton of Cambuslang.] 

JAMES LINDSAY, M.A. ; exhorter in 
1567 1567 ; reader in 1574. — [Reg. Jlin.] 

ADAM FOULIS, mentioned as min. of 
1572 Newbattle [and Heriot], Nov. 1570 ; 
pres. by James VI. 28th July 1572.— 
[Reg. Min.] 

JOHN HOWISON [HEWISON, or 
157g HOWIE], born 1530, son of a Glas- 
gow burgess ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; min. of Kelso in 1576 ; perhaps 
at Glasford, 1577-8 ; pres. by James, Earl 
of Arran (on the wish of James VI. and his 
Council, and by special request of the Com- 
missioners for Planting Kirks) ; adm. after 
9th April 1579 ; a member of Assembly in 
1581. He opposed the appointment of 
Robert Montgomery, min. of Stirling, to 
the Archbishopric of Glasgow. As Modera- 
tor of the Presb. of Glasgow, he preached 
in the High Kirk there, 8th June 1582, 
when Montgomery appeared to claim the 



HAMILTON] 



CAMBUSLANG 



235 



pulpit, having been appointed to enter upon 
his office that day. M. was accompanied 
by the Lord Provost, Sir Matthew Stewart 
of Minto [and of Morriston, parish of Cam- 
buslang], the bailies of Glasgow, and others. 
Stewart ordered H. to desist, and the Presb. 
todisperse. The ministerrefused, whereupon 
the provost and his party laid violent hands 
on H., who was " smote on the face, pulled 
by the beard, had one of his teeth beat out, 
and put in the tolbuith lyke a theefe." The 
General Assembly excommunicated five of 
the assailants, but Stewart and another 
appeared and confessed, 9th Oct. 1582. 
From 23rd Nov. 1584 to 15th Aug. 1585, 
H. had charge of the parish of Perth, where 
a troublesome plague had broken out, and 
where he " ministered to the great comfort 
of the sufferers." Again declining the 
authority of the bishops, and failing to 
subscribe a bond imposed upon all " that 
gat assignation of stipends," he was im- 
prisoned " in the Spey or Spy Tower of St 
Johnstoun" [the old name of Perth]. He 
was soon allowed his liberty, and had an 
interview with James VI., when "he made, 
says James Melvill, "a good exhortation, 
telling the truth, and meit for the purpose." 
He was equally outspoken in a sermon 
preached in Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, 
in which he said, "I ken I will be 
noted. I regard not. What can the king 
get of me but my heid and my bluid 1 I 
shall never obey their injunction, like as 
I request all faithful folk to do the lyke." 
He was at once seized and confined in Falk- 
land Palace, still persisting in his refusal 
to submit to the bishops, and specially to 
Montgomery, who, he declared, was "an 
infamous man, a monster, and an idol." 
An Act of Parliament annulling his presenta- 
tion and appointment to Cambuslang was 
passed in 1587, when the benefice was 
given to Lord Claud Hamilton, third 
son of the Duke of Chatelherault and 
ancestor of the Dukes of Abercorn. [Lord 
Claud was regarded by the Romanist 
party as rector of the parish, having 
succeeded Halyton, rector about 1560.] In 
1588 H. was app. Visitor for Nithsdale. 
By the Assembly of 1595 he was nomin- 
ated a Commissioner of Piatt [planting of 



churches] for the whole of Clydesdale. In 
1597 he was libelled on a charge of issuing 
as genuine " a false, adulterate, and altered " 
Act of Parliament, purporting to be that 
passed in 1592, and entitled, "An Act for 
abolishing the Acts contrar to the Liberties 
of the Kirk." He had persuaded the king's 
printer, Robert Waldegrave, to circulate 
forty or fifty copies. Though declared 
innocent of falsifying the Act himself, H. 
was convicted of complicity in its circula- 
tion, and was accordingly confined for 
some months in the Castle of Edinburgh. 
Regaining his freedom, he was one of 
a committee appointed to consider an 
Act of the Privy Council for resisting 
the Spanish invasion. He returned to 
Cambuslang after 7th March 1596, the 
General Assembly having petitioned in 
his favour, " seeing he has obeyit sick 
things as was injoynit to him." He was 
now chiefly occupied with parish work — 
philanthropic and educational — endowing 
a school and making provision for the poor 
of Cambuslang. He founded a bursary in 
the University of Glasgow, which still 
yields an annual sum of £9 to the holder, 
and he gave 2000 merks for the support 
of two old men from Cambuslang, in the 
hospital at Hamilton. He died June 1618. 
He left his books to the Library of Glasgow 
University with other benefactions, "and 
last it is his will, and he ordains his ex- 
ecutor [James Braidwood] that in case my 
Lord Marquis of Hammiltoune perform 
nocht his condition in erecting and build- 
ing of ane hospitell for the poor conforme 
to the contract and foundation made 
betwixt his Lordship and him, that the 
said James sail cause charge his Lordship 
to perfyte the same for the foundation of 
swa guid ane work." There is a portrait 
of H. in the Trades' House, Glasgow, but 
damaged by fire. He marr. 13th July 1586, 
Agnes (died March 1612, probably s.p.), 
daugh. of Arnold Columnes [Coluines, 
Collins], surgeon, Newhaven, France. 
Publications — A Discourse of Conscience 
(Edinburgh, 1600). He left in MS. 3 vols, 
of a reply to the Jesuit leader, Cardinal 
Bellarmine, which the Assembly of 1602 
was asked to revise, and " if found worthie, 



236 



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[ PRESB. OF 



to have it printed. This was not done. — 
[Be;/. Assig. ; Reg. of Deeds, xxvi. ; Glasg. 
Tests. ; MS. State Paper Ojfice, " Accusation 
of Howison ; Acts of Pari., iii., 481 ; 
M'Crie : s Melville, 83, 383, 390; Pitcairn's 
Criminal Trials, ii., 14 ; Booke of the Kirk, 
201 ; Calderwood's Hist., iv., 146 passim ; 
Adamson's The Muse's Welcome ; Porter's 
Cambuslang and its Ministers, 8 - 18 ; 
Brown's Cambuslang, 22, 89.] 



1611 



ROBERT HAMILTON, probably only 
assistant to preceding min. in 1611 ; 
was pres. to Rutherglen, but ap- 
parently not settled, the Presb. of Glasgow 
considering "he is not meitt for it," 6th 
Feb. 1611. — [Glasg. Presb. Reg.; Glasg. 
Tests.] 

ALEXANDER THOMSON, M.A.; min. 

in 1619 ; trans, to Second Charge, 



1619 

1628. 



St Giles, Edinburgh, after 3rd July 



1628 



PATRICK HAMILTON, M.A. (Glas- 
gow) ; min. of Lochwinnoch in 1596 ; 
adm. to Abbey Parish, Paisley, 25th 
Dec. 1607 ; pres. by James, Marquess of 
Hamilton, and adm. after 3rd July 1628. 
He zealously supported the decisions of the 
Glasgow Assembly of 1638, of which he 
was a member. He had a " protection " 
from James Graham, Marquess of Mon- 
trose, 20th Aug. 1645, and was dep. soon 
afterwards, Wodrow says, for drunkenness. 
On 19th July 1648 he was on the eve 
of being reponed by the General Assembly 
when an unlucky chance spoiled all. " We 
were fashed with the opening of the 
mouths of deposed ministers," says Robert 
Baillie. " Poor Mr Patrick Hamilton, in 
the very nick when the Assembly was to 
grant all his desire, was rejected by his 
own unhappiness. He had let fall out of 
his pocket a poem too invective against 
the Church's proceedings. This, by a 
mere accident, came into the hands of 
Mr Mungo Law [min. of Greyfriars, Edin- 
burgh], who gave it to Mr James Guthrie 
[min. of Lauder], and he did read it in the 
face of the Assembly, to Mr Patrick's con- 
fusion." In 1653 he was in extreme poverty, 
and died May 1658. He marr. (1) Grizel 



Semple, and had issue — Nathan, Robert, 
and Patrick : (2) Aug. 1604, Maisie Towris, 
and had issue — James : (3) 1629, Katherine 
Hamilton, a minister's daugh. She sur- 
vived him, with issue ; was recommended 
for assistance by the Synod of Lothian, 
8th Nov. 1660; had a grant of £50 from 
Parliament out of vacant stipends, 12th 
July 1661, and in 1663 was 72 years old 
and " in great distress." Publications — 
A Poem on the Creation, Fall, and 
Redemption of Mankind (Edinburgh, 1629) ; 
Zachary Boyd's Christian Hecatome (Edin- 
burgh, 1629); "A Short Description of 
the Trew Properties of a Faithfull Sheip- 
hard of Christe's Flock, and other pieces 
in Verse " [by a Curat on Clyde] {Fugitive 
Scottish Poetry, 2nd ser., Edinburgh, 1853). 
— [Acts of Pari., vii. ; Baillie's Lett., iii., 
60 ; Edin. Reg. {Marr.) ; Wodrow's Anal., 
i., 165 ; Peterkin's Records ; Memoirs of 
Montrose, ii. ; Porter's Cambuslang and its 
Ministers, 21-4 ; P. C. Reg., 3rd ser., L, 
459, 532.] 

JOHN BAILLIE, M.A. (Glasgow 1639) ; 
pres. by James, Duke of Hamilton, 
and adm. in 1647 ; died Dec. 1652, 
aged about 33. He marr. Elizabeth, daugh. 
of Henry Gibson, writer, Glasgow. She 
marr. (2) James Wallace, min. of Inch- 
innan.— [Baillie's Lett. ; Glasg. Tests. ; G. R. 
Sas., xiii., 343.] 

ROBERT FLEMING, born Yester, Dec. 
1630, of which parish his father, 
James F., was min., his mother being 
Jean Livingston [not, as sometimes stated, 
Martha (daugh. of John Knox), who was 
James Fleming's first wife]. His childhood 
was delicate, and he nearly lost his sight 
from a blow with a club. He had his early 
training at home. At fifteen he entered 
the Univ. of Edinburgh, and graduated 
M.A. with distinction, 26th July 1649. He 
studied divinity at St Andrews under 
Samuel Rutherford. He is believed to 
have served as a private soldier in the 
Scottish ranks at the battle of Dunbar, 
3rd Sept. 1650. He was ord. here in 1653 
— still sickly — " his health so bad that it 
seemed hopeless." He was deprived by 
Act of Parliament 11th June, and Decreet 



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237 



of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662. For the 
next ten years he remained in Scotland, 
preaching as he had opportunity. On 3rd 
Sept. 1672 he declined indulgence at Kil- 
winning, disobeyed a citation of the Privy 
Council, and fled to London, where his 
Scottish speech somewhat marred his 
usefulness. In 1674 he was living at West 
Nisbet, in Roxburghshire. On 30th Dec. 
1677 he was adm. colleague [in succession 
to Robert MacWard] to John Hog [or 
Hoog], min. of the Scots Kirk, Rotterdam. 
Next year he was in Edinburgh, preaching 
at conventicles, and lying a prisoner in the 
Tolbooth. The Privy Council allowed him 
bail, June 1679, but refusing to conform 
to all its demands, he was sent back to 
confinement. On regaining his liberty, he 
returned to Rotterdam. He was charged 
in the High Court of Justiciary, 2nd April 

1683, with harbouring and befriending 
several of the murderers of Archbishop 
Sharpe, but having proved his innocence, the 
accusation was departed from, 17th April 

1684. After the Revolution he might have 
been restored to Cambuslang, but preferred 
to remain in Holland. "While on a visit 
to London, he died of fever, 25th July 1694, 
after a short illness. He marr. Christian 
(died at West Nisbet in 1674), daugh. of 
Sir George Hamilton of Binny, Linlith- 
gowshire, and had issue — Robert, his suc- 
cessor at Rotterdam, born 1660, died 21st 
May 1716, and six others. Wodrow charac- 
terises him as a "devout and pious man, 
most spiritual in his carriage and writings, 
much engaged in secret prayer and medita- 
tions, very affectionate to his servants and 
people, full of love, and of a peaceable 
temper." Publications — The Fulfilling of 
the Scripture (Rotterdam, 1669 ; 2nd ed., 
1671) ; The Faithfulness of God, etc. [Second 
Part]; The Great Appearances of God 
[Third Part] ; all three parts, 2 vols. (Lon- 
don, 1681 ; 3rd ed., 1681 ; 4th ed., 1693 ; 
5th ed. [with Life and a Funeral Sermon 
by Daniel Burgess], 1726; latest edition 
[with Life by Thomas Thomson], Edin- 
burgh, 1845) ; An Account of the Roman 
Church and Doctrine (London, 1675); A 
Survey of Quakerism [anon.] (1677); 
Scripture Truth confirmed and cleared 



(1678) ; The Truth and Certainty of the 
Protestant Faith (1678); The Church 
Wounded and Rent by a Spirit of Division 
(1681); The One Thing Necessary (1681); 
Joshua's Choice (1684) [originally printed 
in Dutch] ; The Confirming Worke of 
Religion (Rotterdam, 1685) ; True State- 
ment of the Christian Faith (1692) ; Sermon 
on Fcclesiastes, vii., 1 (1692); Sermon on 
Jeremiah, xviii., 7-11 (1692); The Present 
Aspect of Our Times (London, 1694). — 
[Wodrow's Hist., iii., 96 ; New Gen. Reg. 
Sas., xxvi. ; Steven's Scot. Ch. Rotterdam, 
58-67, 83-113; Glasg. Tests.; Edinburgh 
Christian Instructor, xxiii. ; The Scots 
Worthies [Carslaw's edition], 571-80 ; Diet. 
Nat. Biog.] 

DAVID CUNNINGHAM, MA. (Glas- 

1663 gow 165 °)j adm - 4tn Sept. 1663; 
pres. by William, Duke of Hamilton ; 
called 4th June, and adm. 22nd Aug. 
1692. As an Episcopalian he was exceed- 
ingly unpopular. The parish was in a 
condition of almost constant ferment, and 
riots at the Manse were frequent. C. died 
about the Revolution time. — [Wodrow's 
Hist., ii., 3 ; G. R. Homings, 22nd Feb. 
1688; Justiciary Records, ii., 114.] 

ARCHIBALD HAMILTON, born 1660, 
son of James H, second son of 
Andrew H. of Westburn ; bursar 
of the Univ. of Glasgow (1677-80) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow 6th Dec. 1687 ; called 
28th April, and ord. [at Flemington] 13th 
June 1688; died after 8th March 1724 [on 
that date he was present at a meeting of 
kirk-session ; the date of death — 3rd Jan. 
1723 — as recorded on his tombstone is there- 
fore an error]. He marr. Janet, daugh. 
of Gilbert Hall, min. of Kirkliston, who 
survived him, and had issue — William, 
min. of Douglas ; Cecilia (marr. Robert 
Paton, min. of Renfrew). — [Glasg. Tests. ; 
Tombst.~\ 

WILLIAM M'CULLOCH, born Whit- 
1731 norn > 1691, son of the schoolmaster 
there ; educated at Univs. of Edin- 
burgh and Glasgow ; M.A. (Glasgow, 26th 
April 1712); licen. by Presb. of Wigtown 
28th Aug. 1722; tutor in the family of 



1688 



238 



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[PRESB. OF 



Hamilton of Aitkenhead, parish of Cath- 
cart ; called 18th Feb., and ord. 29th April 
1731 ; died 18th Dec. 1771. He marr. 29th 
April 1736, Janet Dinwoodie, who died 
13th Oct. 1779, and had issue — an only 
child, Robert, D.D., min. of Dairsie, born 
21st July 1740. The ministry of M. was 
memorable for that extraordinary religious 
movement known as the " Cambuslang 
Wark," which occurred during the spring 
and summer of 1742. M., who is described 
by Dean Stanley as " no wild fanatic, but 
a learned, unostentatious scholar, a cautious 
and prudent parish minister," was hardly 
remarkable as a preacher. In the course 
of his ordinary preaching, however, the 
people became spiritually awakened. The 
news of what was happening soon spread, 
and multitudes from every part of Scot- 
land crowded to Cambuslang to see the 
strange work. Many ministers came to 
M.'s assistance, and amongst them George 
Whitefield, who tells us that he preached 
to congregations which numbered between 
thirty and forty thousand. "It was ten 
o'clock at night when Whitefield rose up 
to speak. The tent stood on the margin 
of a little stream ; in front of this rose 
a green bank in the form of an amphi- 
theatre, still known as the ' conversion 
brae. J It was wonderfully adapted to the 
purpose to which it was now applied, and 
Whitefield, in one of his bold figures of 
speech, spoke of it as a temple built by 
God Himself for this great concourse to 
worship in. As the preacher's deep voice, 
in the twilight of the autumn eve, rolled 
over the vast multitude, it was answered 
by sighs and sobs, and soon the whole 
audience was melted in tears." White- 
field's visit was the high-water mark of the 
Revival. In writing of it nine years after- 
wards, M. had to lament many backsliders, 
but still he spoke of hundreds who from 
that time forward had been evidently 
changed. Publications — The Annual Ser- 
mon/07' Reformation of Manners (Glasgow, 
1725) ; An Account of some Remarkable 
Events at Cambuslang (1742) ; A Short 
Narrative of the Extraordinary Work at 
Cambuslang (1742); Observations in Defence 
of the Work at Cambuslang (1742); Sermons 



on Several Subjects [Memoir by his son] 
(Glasgow, 1793). — [Wodrow's Anal. ; Scots 
Mag., xxxiii. ; M'Farlane's Revivals of the 
Eighteenth Century; Meek's "Report on 
Cambuslang" (Sinclair's Stat. Ace. Scot., 
v.) ; Cunningham's Church History of Scot-, 
land, ii., 315 ; Porter's Cambuslang and its 
Ministers, 39-48 ; Butler's Wesley and 
Whitefield in Scotland, 36-41.] 

JAMES MEEK, born 1739, brother of 
1774 William M. of Fortisset ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Hamilton 25th Oct. 1763; 
preacher in the College Chapel, Glasgow, 
1763-5 ; ord. to Second Charge, Lesma- 
hagow, 25th Sept. 1766 ; pres. by the 
commissioners for Douglas, Duke of 
Hamilton, 1772 ; trans., but not adm. till 
1st Sept. 1774 [opposition to his appoint- 
ment was concerned mostly with questions 
of doctrine] ; D.D. (Glasgow, 12th Dec. 
1781) ; Dean of Faculties in Glasgow Univ., 
1780-2, 1784-6, 1788-90, 1792-4, and 1798- 
1800 ; Moderator of Assembly 21st May 
1795 ; died 21st June 1810. He marr. 5th 
Feb. 1770, Grizel (died 4th Feb. 1815, 
aged 68), eldest daugh. of Thomas Weir 
of Kerse, and had issue — John, born 
5th Feb. 1772, died while a student at 
Glasgow Univ., 28th Dec. 1790 ; Elizabeth, 
born 11th Feb. 1774 (marr. 15th April 1791, 
James Davidson, W.S.), died 11th Jan. 
1799 ; Thomas, writer, Interim Commissary 
Clerk at Glasgow, 1817, born 20th May 
1776 ; Frances Stuart, born 15th March 
1779, died 1866. Publication — Account of 
the Parish [in which the story of the 
Cambuslang Conversions is very fully told] 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, v.). 

JOHN ROBERTSON, born in the parish 
17 ^ of Hamilton, 1768, eldest son of 
William R., farmer ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Lanark 8th May 1795; assistant to pre- 
ceding min. in 1795 ; app. by Douglas, 
Duke of Hamilton, and ord. (assistant and 
successor) 22nd Aug. 1797 ; D.D. (Glasgow, 
20th Oct. 1826) ; died 2nd Feb. 1843. He 
marr. 9th Feb. 1813, Sarah, eldest daugh. 
of William Shaw, bookseller, Glasgow, and 
had issue — Agnes Riddell, born 12th Dec. 



HAMILTON] 



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239 



1813 ; Janet, born 14th June 1815 ; Sarah, 
born 24th Jan. 1817 (marr. White- 
head); Jane Shaw, born 16th Nov. 1818 
(marr. 11th Dec. 1838, Richard Vary, 
Hamilton) ; William, min. of Monzievaird, 
born 15th July 1820 ; Alexander Riddell, 
student of medicine, Univ. of Glasgow 
(1841-5), born 28th June 1821, died from 
the effects of bloodi- poisoning, 15th June 
1845 ; Mary Ann Hamilton, born 12th Feb. 
1824 ; Elizabeth Gibson, -born 13th Nov. 
1825; Joanna, born 13th Jan. 1829. Pub- 
lication — Lay Preaching Indefensible on 
Scripture Principles (Glasgow, 1800). 

JAMES STEWART JOHNSON, born 
lg43 Old Cumnock, 3rd Nov. 1810, eldest 
son of William J. ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 24th Aug. 1843 ; 
clerk, of Presb., 1853-81 ; D.D. (Glasgow, 
1st May 1874); died 9th Nov. 1881. He 
marr. 12th June 1849, Elizabeth (died 2nd 
April 1894), second daugh. of James Gil- 
mour of Polnoon, Eaglesham, and had 
issue — James Alexander Gilmour, born 
11th April 1850; William Stewart, born 
15th Nov. 1851 ; Clementina Stewart, born 
13th July 1853 ; Helen Isabella, born 23rd 
July 1855 ; Allan George, born 14th Oct. 
1856, died 26th Oct. 1857 ; David Brown, 
born 17th Sept. 1858; Elizabeth Gilmour, 
born 7th Feb. 1861 ; Emma Marion Mar- 
garet, born 27th April 1863. 

ROBERT BLAIR, M.A., D.D. ; trans. 
from St Columba's, Glasgow, and 
adm. 23rd May 1882; trans, to St 
John's Parish, Edinburgh, 20th July 1892. 

JAMES EDWARD HOUSTON, M.A., 
B.D. ; trans, from St Clement's, 
Dundee, and adm. 27th Dec. 1892; 
trans, to Buccleuch Parish, Edinburgh, 
15th Jan. 1908. 

ROBERT SIBBALD CALDERWOOD, 
born Blythswood, Glasgow, 2nd Dec. 
1864, son of Robert Wilson C. and 
Mary Sibbald ; educated at Normal School 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; was secretary to 
George Matheson, D.D., at Innellan and St 
Bernard's, Edinburgh; student-missionary 
at Loch Lomond in 1888 ; licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow 20th June 1889; assistant at 



1882 



1892 



St Matthew's Parish, Glasgow ; ord. (assist- 
ant and successor) at Garelochhead 6 th 
Feb. 1890; trans, to Tolbooth Parish, 
Edinburgh, 3rd May 1900 ; chaplain of 
H.M.'s Prison, Edinburgh, 1905-8; trans, 
and adm. 24th June 1908. Marr. (1) 11th 
Sept. 1894, Annie (died 21st May 1910), 
daugh. of David Macfarlane, Dowanhill, 
and Jean Boston, and has issue — Robert 
George Matheson, M.C., lieut. H.L.I. , 
born 5th May 1896; William Sewell, 2nd 
lieut. 8th Scottish Rifles, born 31st July 
1897, killed in action in France, 31st July 
1917; Jean Boston, born 20th April 1899; 
Maurice Sibbald, born 15th Aug. 1901 ; 
Mary Sibbald, born 18th Jan. 1903; 
Walter Macfarlane, born 30th March 1908 : 
(2) 28th Oct. 1918, Alicia Hope, R.R.C., 
eldest daugh. of Thomas Kerr, H.M.C.S., 
Leith. Publications — Patriotism, a Coron- 
ation Address (1911); New Testament 
Lessons (in Scottish National Sabbath 
School Magazine, 1911). 



WEST CAMBUSLANG (Q.S.). 

[This parish was disjoined from Cambus- 
lang, 11th Jan. 1901.] 

JOHN ELDER, born Eaglesham, brother 
1887 °^ Andrew E., min. of the U.P. 
Church, Paisley ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow and U.P. Theological Hall, 
Edinburgh ; licen. by U.P. Presb. of 
Edinburgh ; ord. min. of U.P. congrega- 
tion, Busby, 24th Dec. 1872 ; dem. 4th July 
1882. Joined the Church of Scotland 
3rd June 1882 ; adm. to this charge 3rd 
Nov. 1887 ; dem. 27th Sept. 1898.— [Small's 
U.P. Congregations, ii., 147.] 

ARCHIBALD HUNTER, M.A., B.D. ; 
1899 ord. 20th April 1899; adm. first 
min. of parish 12th Jan. 1901 ; trans, 
to Kilwinning 8th Jan. 1903. 

ARTHUR STANLEY MIDDLETON, 
1903 k° rn l 5tn April 1874, son of James 
M., min. of Lauder ; educated at 
Dollar Institution and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1894), B.D. (1897) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow in 1897 ; assistant at St Mungo's, 
Glasgow ; ord. 29th June 1903 ; chaplain 



240 



CAMBUSNETHAN 



[PRESB. OF 



France, 1916-18. Marr. 25th April 1906, 
Gloriana Margaret, second daugh. of 
Pearson M'Adam Muir, D.D., min. of St 
Mungo's, Glasgow, and has issue — Anne 
Chrystal, born 3rd Oct. 1918. 



CAMBUSNETHAN. 

[The church of Cambusnethan was dedi- 
cated to St Nechtan. It belonged to the 
Abbey of Kelso. There were three chapels 
in the parish — the chapel at Auchter Water, 
St Michael's at the Manor Place of Cam- 
busnethan, and St Diarmad's, or Diarmad 
Kirk, at Darmead Linn. There were also 
the holy wells of St Columba and St 
Aidan. In 1845 the Parish Church was 
removed to a site in the middle of the 
parish. There is now at Cambusnethan a 
mission chapel of St Columba.] 

1560 JOHN HAMILTON, min. in 1560. 

ROBERT FISHER, min. here and at 

«_„„ Dalziel in 1567. — [Acts and Dec, 
1567 



1588 



1592 



xxxvii., 435.] 

WILLIAM NAISMITH, reader, 1567 to 
1586 1580.— [Reg. Min.] 

ALEXANDER ROW ATT, M.A. j min. 
in 1588 ; trans, to Dalziel about 
1591. 

THOMAS MUIRHEAD [MOORE- 
HEAD] of Lauchope, born about 
1571, son of James M. of Lauchope ; 
M.A. (Glasgow 1591) ; adm. to Shotts in 
1591 ; trans, and adm. about 1592 ; died 
May 1634. He marr. Margaret, daugh. of 
William Baillie of Carfin. She survived 
him, and had issue — William of Lauchope, 
apprenticed to Hew Rose, W.S., 31st Dec. 
1635 ; James of Lauchope; Margaret (marr. 
Alexander Thomson, min. of St Giles, 
Edinburgh); Christian (marr. John Lind- 
say, min. of Carluke) ; Elizabeth (marr. 
George Barbour). — [Reg. Assig.; Glasg. 
Tests. ; Inq. Ret. Lanark, 189, 208 ; 
Nisbet's Heraldry, ii., app., 266; Family 
of Birnie of Broomhill ; Calderwood's Hist., 
vii., 106, 427 ; Lanark Homings, 7th Jan. 
1636.] 



1669 



FRANCIS KINCAID, M.A. ; reader in 

1634 1634. — [Com. Records of Glasgoiv.] 

JAMES HAMILTON, M.A. ; ord. Dec. 

1635 1635 ; became Bishop of Galloway 
in 1661 (q.v.\ but probably continued 

here till 1668. 

WILLIAM VILANT, M.A. ; min. of 
Ferry-Port-on-Craig in 1656 ; de- 
prived in 1662 ; granted indulgence 
here by the Privy Council 27th July 1669 ; 
again deprived, 17th July 1684, for refusing 
information regarding certain Presbyterians 
" who had passed by his church on a Sab- 
bath evening in the preceding month." He 
returned at the Toleration before 6th Sept. 
1687, and was trans, to his previous parish, 
Ferry-Port-on-Craig, 12th June 1690. 

• ROBERT LAMB, was granted an in- 
1672 dulgence Wltn preceding min. 3rd 
Sept. 1672 ; afterwards officiated at 
Dalserf.— [Wodrow's Hist., ii., 204.] 

JAMES GUTHRIE, M.A. ; adm. 16th 
16g Aug. 1685. He deserted at the 
Revolution, and was min. of 
Guthrie, Forfarshire, in 1692. 

1687 WILLIAM VILANT [see above]. 

JOHN MUIRHEAD, licen. by Presb. of 
Hamilton 6th April, called 22nd 
May, and ord. 1st Sept. 1692; died 
11th Oct. 1733, aged 70. He marr., and 
had issue — Margaret ; Martha, buried in 
St Mungo's Churchyard, Glasgow, 1st 
June 1770, aged 50 ; Elizabeth.— [Tombst.] 

WILLIAM CRAIG, M.A. ; ord. 20th 
1737 April 1737 ; trans, to Wynd Church, 
Glasgow, 16th March 1738. 

THOMAS CLELAND, M.A. ; called 
16th Nov. 1738 ; ord. 1st March 1739 ; 
trans, to Stirling 4th Aug. 1763. 

JOHN GRAY, eldest son of William 
17 G., writer, Edinburgh ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. to Slamannan 
28th July 1756 ; pres. by George Sinclair 
of Woodhall, Lord of Session ; trans, and 
adm. 4th April 1764; dem. in 1779; died 
9th Sept. 1790. He marr. 1st Sept. 1756, 
Grizel (died s.p. 1st March 1817), daugh. of 
Andrew Gibb, farmer, Tibbermore. 



1692 



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241 



WILLIAM HOWISON, born 1747, 
177g second son of Stephen H., farmer, 
St John's Kirk, Lanarkshire; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Lanark 4th Nov. 1772 ; assistant at 
Ochiltree ; called 22nd April, and ord. 8th 
July 1779. He died unmarr. at Madeira, 
where he had gone for the recovery of his 
health, 21st July 1780. 

ALEXANDER RANKEN, ord. 17th 
1781 Aug. 1781 ; trans, to North-West 
Church, Glasgow, 8th Sept. 1785. 

JOHN LOCKHART, ord. 28th June 
1786; trans, to Blackfriars' Parish, 
Glasgow, 30th Sept. 1796. 

JOHN THOMSON, ord. 13th July 1797 ; 
trans, to Dairy, Ayrshire, 18th Nov. 



1797 



1802. 



ARCHIBALD LIVINGSTON, born 
1776, son of John L., merchant, 
Strathblane ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1794) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Dunbar ton 6th May 1800 ; pres. by James 
Lockhart of Castlehill; ord. 13th May 
1803 ; dep. 27th May 1850 ; died 19th Jan. 
1852. He marr. 18th Jan. 1826, Janet 
(died 3rd Jan. 1854), daugh. of Alexander 
Sherriff, merchant, Leith, and had issue — 
Janet Walker, born 10th Dec. 1827 ; Mary 
Hamilton Campbell, born 23rd March 1829 ; 
Jane Jemima Steuart, born 17th Dec. 1831 
(marr. James Livingston, M.D., Wishaw) ; 
Archibald, born 17 th June 1835 ; John 
Alexander Sherriff, born 17th Sept. 1837. 
Publication — Account of the Parish {New 
Stat. Ace, vi.). — [The Scottish Jurist, 
xviii.] 

ROBERT SHAW HUTTON, born 
1851 Edinburgh, 30th April 1825, son of 
Alexander H. and Agnes Thorburn ; 
educated at High School and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; M.A. (25th April 1846) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh in 1849 ; assistant 
at Newington, Edinburgh ; ord. 17th April 
1851; D.D. (Edinburgh 1891); died 20th 
June 1891. He marr. 19 f h March 1855, 
Isabella Kirkwood (died 14th Feb. 1899), 
eldest daugh. of John M'Murtrie, writer, 
Ayr, and had issue— Ada ; Ella; Alexander, 
went to Australia. Publications— A Present 

VOL. III. 



Saviour (London, 1862) ; Jesus Passing By 
(Glasgow, n.d.) ; The Sevenfold Promise ; 
Pastoral Addresses ; Prayers for Family 
Worship ; Scripture Text Book ; A Simple 
Manual for the Lord's Supper (Wishaw, 
1881) ; Sundays at Cambusnethan (Wishaw, 



1900 



JOHN LAURENCE RENTOUL, born 
1892 Ireland 1852, son of John Laurence 
R., min. at Ballymoney, Ireland, and 
Dorcas Carmichael ; M.A. ; ord. (by Presb. 
of Belfast) to Lisburn 17th Oct. 1872; 
received by the U.P. Synod, May 1876, 
and had then a call to North U.P. Church, 
Perth, but declined ; adm. min. of St 
George's (Presbyterian Church of England), 
Sunderland, 29th July 1886 ; adm. to this 
charge 21st Jan. 1892 ; died 13th July 1900. 
He marr. Annie (died 27th March 1899), 
daugh. of William Barker, silk merchant, 
London, and had issue — Annie Laurie (marr. 

Lyon, Valparaiso) ; Marjory, Belfast. 

—[Small's Hist, of U.P. Congregations, ii., 
550.] 

GILBERT ALEXANDER KENNEDY, 
born Gortnaglush, Co. Tyrone, 3rd 
Aug. 1861, son of Robert K. and 
Isabella M'Clelland ; educated at Queen's 
College, Belfast, and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
B.A. (Royal Univ. of Ireland, 1885 ; M.A. 
1886) ; licen. by Presb. of Cavan 8th May 
1888 ; min. at Carland, Ireland, 1888 ; 
trans, to Aghadoey, Ireland, 1890 ; adm. 
here 27th Dec. 1900; died 8th Dec. 1916. 
He marr. 29th July 1890, Mary, daugh. of 
James Bryars and Margaret Kells, and had 
issue — Adelaide Margaret, born 6th June 
1891 ; Florence Isabel, born 31st May 1892, 
died 13th June 1909 ; Gilbert M'Clelland, 
lieut. 6th Cameronians, born 5th March 
1895, killed in action at Festubert, France, 
15th June 1915 ; Norman Robert, capt. 
2nd Royal Scots (M.C.), born 12th Feb. 
1898; Moira Evelyn, born 9th Sept. 1902, 
died 20th Nov. 1909; Eileen Maud, born 
5th July 1905. 

JOHN ASHPLANT NICHOLLS, trans. 

1Q17 from North Esk [vide vol. i., p. 339], 

and adm. 16th May 1917. Had 

further issue — Christian Mary Isobel, born 

2nd May 1918. 



242 



CHAPELTON— CLARKSTON 



[PRESB. OF 



CHAPELTON (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Chapelton was disjoined 
from Glasford, Hamilton, and East Kil- 
bride, 17th Jan. 1876.] 

DAVID PATON, born Montrose, 1810, 
son of John P., manufacturer, and 
grandson of James P., D.D., min. of 
Craig ; educated at Univs. of St Andrews, 
Aberdeen, and Edinburgh; ord. 11th Feb. 
1841. Joined the Free Church in 1843; 
min. of the Free Church, Fettercairn, 
1844-80; retired in 1880; died at Joppa 
13th July 1901. He marr. 1st Aug. 1848, 
Catherine (died 1898), daugh. of John 
Shaw, writer, Cupar-Fife, and had issue — 
Margaret ; Elizabeth Greig. — [Cameron's 
History of Fettercairn, 213.] 

JOHN MURRAY, MA. ; app. mission- 
185Q ary 14th Feb. 1858; ord. 15th Dec. 
1859 ; trans, to Calton Parish, Glas- 
gow, 18th Aug. 1864. 

JOHN M'GAVIN, born Newhouse, 
1864 Sorn, 1834, third son of John M., 
farmer, and Jane Jamieson ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; MA. (1859) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 7th May 1863 ; 
missionary at Parkhead and Ban ton ; elected 
25th Oct., and ord. 15th Dec. 1864 ; adm. 
first min. of the parish in 1876 ; died 31st 
Dec. 1890. He marr. 20th Feb. 1883, Ann 
Rennie, Curriemyre, Kilsyth, but had no 
issue. 



WILLIAM THOMSON, born New 

1891 Monklami > 13tl] Feb - 1859 > son of 

John T. and Mary Gardner; edu- 
cated at Bluevale Sessional School and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow in 1888 ; assistant at Bluevale, 
Glasgow ; ord. 13th May 1891. Marr. 5th 
July 1892, Helen, daugh. of John M'Leod 
and Catherine Duncan, and has issue — 
John Gardner, born 2nd June 1901 ; 
Catherine Jane Duncan, born 27th April 
1903. 



CLARKSTON (Q.S.). 

[A church was built at Clarkston in 1830. 
The parish was disjoined from New Monk- 
land and Shotts in Nov. 1869.] 



1834 



WILLIAM NISBET, served in 1834 as 
a licentiate [afterwards min. of New 
Street Chapel, Edinburgh]. 



JOHN MURDOCH, ord. 9th March 
1837 1837; trans, to Middle Parish, Perth, 
19th Oct. 1843. 

JOHN CAMPBELL, born Glasgow, 

1844 1804 ' n f tn son °f John C. ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow ; ord. 29th Nov. 1844 ; 
adm. first min. of the parish in 1869 ; died 
unmarr. 31st Jan. 1872. 

. JAMES BRANDER, born Glass, Huntly, 
1872 lst "^h* 1835, son of Alexander B. ; 
M.A. (King's College, Aberdeen, 
1857), B.D. (Univ. of Aberdeen 1868); 
sometime schoolmaster of Deskford, Banff- 
shire ; assistant at St David's Parish, 
Glasgow; ord. to Calderbank 30th Nov. 
1869; trans, and adm. 2nd May 1872; res. 
28th Aug. 1906; died at Knowle, Bristol, 
24th Feb. 1909. He marr. lst June 1879, 
Jessie, second daugh. of James Lorimer 
and Jane Renshaw, Kirktown, Deskford, 
and had issue— James, B.Sc, F.R.S., born 
16th Feb. 1887. Publication — Edited 
Sermons by Robert Paton, B.D. [St David's, 
Glasgow] (Edinburgh, 1882). 

WILLIAM OGILVY DUNCAN, born 
188Q Burnside, Airlie, Kirriemuir, 23rd 
Jan. 1850, son of William D. and 
Isabella Gowans ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; M.A. (1881) ; licen. by Presb. 
of St Andrews in 1885 ; assistant at 
Chapelton ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
lst Aug. 1889. Marr. (1) 29th Aug. 1906, 
Eleanor Mary (died 10th Dec. 1912), daugh. 
of David Duncan, Curdridge, Botley, Hants, 
and has issue — Mary Laura, born 22nd Aug. 
1907 ; David, born 21st Feb. 1911 : (2) 30th 
Oct. 1918, Mary King, youngest daugh. of 
Adam Prentice, Airdrie. 



HAMILTON] 



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243 



1891 



CLELAND (Q.S.). 

[A church was built here in 1877. The 
parish of Cleland was disjoined from Shotts 
and Bothwell, 11th Dec. 1882.] 

GEORGE MACKIE, adm. as a licentiate 

1878 of the Church of Scotland in 1877 ; 

assistant at Dairy ; app. 31st July, 

and ord. 15th Oct. 1878; adm. first min. 

of the parish in 1882 ; died 13th June 1883. 

JOHN PARKER, ord. 14th Nov. 1883 ; 
trans, to St James's Parish, Glasgow, 
18th Dec. 1890. 

DUNCAN CAMERON, born 18th May 
1855, son of Robert C, bedellus of 
Glasgow Univ. ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of Abertarff 
11th June 1889; assistant at Cambuslang ; 
elected 23rd March, and ord. 12th May 
1891. Marr. 28th Nov. 1906, Agnes Jack, 
daugh. of John Lang, Motherwell. 



COATDYKE (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Coatdyke was disjoined 
from Airdrie and Coats, 7th July 1905.] 

JAMES CROMARTY SMITH, born 
1905 27th Oct. 1863, son of William S., 
min. of Unst ; educated at Balta- 
sound School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1886), B.D. (1886) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh in 1886 ; assistant at Cam- 
busnethan ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
to Alexandria 28th June 1888; trans, and 
adm. 11th March 1905. Marr. (1) 18th June 
1889, Ethel Mary (died 26th Dec. 1891), 
daugh. of John Eddison, Leeds, and has 
issue — Helen Cromarty, born 30th March 
1890 (marr. 9th July 1915, Colin Cameron 
Philip, M.B., Ch.B., capt. R.A.M.C); Ethel 
Emily Cromarty, born 21st Dec. 1891, died 
29th Nov. 1914: (2) 1st Jan. 1895, Jean 
Cumin (died 17th Jan. 1901), daugh. of 
John Walker, banker, Old Deer, and has 
issue— William, born 29th Oct. 1898, died 
28th Dec. 1909; John, born and died 
1901 : (3) 29th April 1913, Emma Mary, 
second daugh. of David Philip, min. of the 
Congregational Church, Avoch, and has 



issue — James, born 21st Feb. 1914. Publi- 
cations— Why go to Church? (1898); This 
Do (Coatbridge, 1909) ; Contributions to 
Hastings' Dictionary of Christ and the 
Gospels. 



COATS (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Coats was disjoined from 
Gartsherrie, 9th March 1874. There is a 
mission chapel at Coatbank in the parish.] 

GEORGE ALPINE, M.A., B.D., trans. 
18 ,_ 4 from Calderhead, and adm. 7th April 
1874 ; trans, to Dunbarton 14th 
Feb. 1882. 

WILLIAM HUTCHISON, born Lesma- 
1882 na S ow Ist Aug. 1846, son of James 

H. and Mary M'Donald Tudhope 
educated at Lesmahagow School and Univ 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Lanark 
assistant at Milton Parish, Glasgow ; ord 
to Newhall, Glasgow, 16th Sept. 1875 
trans, and adm. 17th Aug. 1882 ; died 6th 
July 1906. He marr. 18th Sept. 1877, Eliza- 
beth, daugh. of John Dinwoodie and Jane 
Borthwick, and had issue — James Tudhope, 
lieut. on active service in France, 1914, 
born 29th June 1878 ; Jane Borthwick, born 
30th April 1880; John Dinwoodie, C.E., 
born 9th Dec. 1881 ; Mary M'Donald, born 
22nd Sept. 1883; William Burns, born 17th 
May 1885 ; George M'Farlane, H.L.I., born 
5th March 1887, killed in action on the 
Somme, 1st July 1916 ; Samuel Borthwick, 
born 15th April 1888, died 28th Feb. 1889 ; 
Theodore Paton, M.B., Ch.B., born 12th 
Jan. 1890, captain R.A.M.C, Egypt. 

GEORGE MACKENZIE, born Inver- 
lafll _ ness, 31st Aug. 1864, son of George 
M. and Jane Hunter ; educated at 
Inverness and Aberdeen Schools and Univ. 
of Aberdeen; M.A. (1887), B.D. (1889); 
licen. by Presb. of Forres 7th May 1889 ; 
assistant at Grey friars', Dumfries, 1889-91, 
Tolbooth Parish, Edinburgh, 1891-4, ord. 
to Ettrick 20th Dec. 1894 ; trans, and adm. 
10th Jan. 1907. Marr. 6th Sept. 1900, 
Margaret Jane, only child of Robert Max- 
well, Dumfries, and Jane Kirk, and has 
issue — Joan Noble, born 2nd Dec. 1905. 



244 



COLTNESS MEMORIAL PARISH— CRAIGNEUK [pkesb. of 



1879 



COLTNESS MEMORIAL PARISH, 
formerly NEWMAINS (Q.S.). 

[For some years services were held here 
in the school at Newmains. In 1878 James 
Houldsworth of Coltness built a church in 
memory of his eldest son, at a cost of over 
£9000. As a further memorial of his son 
he proceeded to endow the parish. Colt- 
ness was disjoined from the parish of 
Cambusnethan, 17th March 1879.] 

HENRY M'INTOSH ROBERTSON, 
. oan ord. 16th Feb. 1860 ; trans, to Bo'ness 
31st March 1868. 

GEORGE LOGAN, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 
1868 6th Aug. 1868 ; trans, to Inver- 
brothock 22nd Aug. 1876. 

JAMES ROBERT CHRYSTAL, born 
6th Oct. 1839, third son of James 
C, D.D., LL.D., min. of Auchinleck ; 
educated at Cumnock School, Madras Col- 
lege, and Univ. of St Andrews ; MA. 
(1858), B.D. (1861) ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 
7th May 1862 ; assistant at Gals ton and 
Moffat ; ord. to Cults 8th April 1864 ; trans. 
to Coltness, and adm. 21st Jan. 1879 ; 
adm. first min. of the parish 17th March 
1879; dem. 24th Nov. 1885. He joined the 
Baptist denomination and was min. of the 
Baptist Church at Hamilton, 1886-1909; 
President of the Baptist Union of Scotland 
in 1910. Marr. 15th June 1871, Margaret 
Sophia, eldest daugh. of Major -General 
William Riddell of Camieston, C.B., and 
Margaret Wilkie, niece of Sir David Wilkie 
the painter, and has issue — Alice Margaret 
Wilkie, born 21st March 1872; James 
William, born 15th Jan. 1875, killed in 
South African War, 4th March 1900; 
Walter Riddell, solicitor, Lanigan, Sask., 
Canada, born 25th Dec. 1876; Robert 
Patrick, born 23rd May 1878, killed in 
South African War, 23rd Oct. 1899 ; John 
Play fair, captain 18th Batt. Canadian 
Expeditionary Force, born 25th April 
1880 ; William Carre, merchant's clerk, 
Valparaiso, Chile, born 28th July 1882. 
Publication — Address at Annual Meeting 
of Baptist Union of Scotland (1910). 



JOHN ALEXANDER CLARK, M.A., 
B.D. ; ord. 23rd April 1886; trans, 
to First Charge, Brechin, 26th April 



1886 
1892. 



WILLIAM ROBERTSON, born Edin- 
1892 burgh, 27th Feb. 1847, eldest son of 
Roderick R. and Helen Whitehead ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; MA. 
(1875); licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 
1877 ; assistant at Tolbooth Parish, Edin- 
burgh ; ord. to Garturk 29th Aug. 1878 ; 
deputy of the Home Mission Committee, 
1884-92 ; adm. to this charge 10th Nov. 
1892 ; app. convener of Committee on 
Christian Life and Work in 1894; D.D. 
(Edinburgh 1908) ; V.D. ; President of the 
Church of Scotland Young Men's Guild, 
1908. Marr. 11th June 1879, Isabella (died 
at Strathpeffer, 17th Aug. 1904), daugh. of 
William Grant, min. of Cavers, and has 
issue — Jane Eleanor, born 2nd Aug. 1880. 
Publications — The Martyrs of Blantyre 
(London, 1892) ; Sttidies in the Acts of the 
Apostles [Guild Text-Book] (Edinburgh, 
1901); Sabbath School Work in Theory 
and Practice (Edinburgh, 1885) ; The Joy 
of Worship (Edinburgh, 1887) ; A Parent's 
Wages (Wishaw, n.d.) ; Father, I Will 
(Edinburgh, 1907). — [Gordon's Life of 
Archibald Hamilton Charteris, 164 et seq. ; 
Life and Work, October 1904.] 

CRAIGNEUK (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Craigneuk was disjoined 
from South Dalziel, 7th March 1913.] 

WILLIAM HOOD WRIGHT, born 
1843; ord. 1880; dem. 25th March 



1880 



1902 ; died 16th April 1916. 



1902 



JAMES ROBERT FRASER BRAND, 
born Edinburgh, 1863, son of Robert 
B., manager, North British Rubber 

Works ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 

licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 15th May 

1891 ; ord. 8th Sept. 1902 ; dem. 22nd Dec. 

1903, and went to South of England. 

HENRY DODD, L.R.C.P.E., formerly 
min. of Birsay ; adm. 23rd Nov. 1904 ; 
1904 dem. in 1906 [min. of Downfield, 
Dundee, in 1919]. 



HAMILTON] 



CRAIGNEUK— DALSERF 



245 



^ROBERT GEDDES BRODIE, bom 
Edinburgh, 15th May 1862, son of 
1906 Robert B. and Agnes Geddes ; edu- 
cated at High School and Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 
1888 ; assistant at Edderton, Dundee (St 
David's), Torryburn, Tranent, Kinloss, 
Blackridge Mission, and Cadzow ; app. 
23rd April 1906 ; ord. 6th May 1906 ; adm. 
first min. of the parish 8th March 1913. 
Marr. 6th April 1904, Sarah, daugh. of 
Thomas Cooper, Elgin. 

DALSERF, of old MACHAN- 
SHIRE. 

[The church of Machanshire was a pre- 
bend belonging to the Dean of Glasgow. 
Its dedication to St Mary had superseded 
an earlier one to St Machan. In the parish 
are Machan Muir and Allt Machan. There 
were four chapels within the bounds — St 
Serf's at Chapelton of Dalserf, St Ronan's 
at Broomhill, known as Chapel Rone, St 
Patrick's at Dalpatrick, and the chapel at 
the Chapel Knowe of Raploch. In 1655 
the parish church was removed from St 
Mary's to Dalserf. There are in the parish 
mission chapels at Netherburn and the 
Rorison Memorial.] 

ANDREW HAMILTON, MA. ; reader 

from 1567 to 1579 ; reader at Stone- 

house in 1579 ; again reader here 

from 1588 to 1591 ; adm. min. about 1593, 

but again styled reader in 1596.— [Reg. Min.] 

JAMES HAMILTON, M.A.; trans, from 

Carmunnock and adm. 10th April 

1600 16Q0 . trans t0 Hamilton after 4th 

May 1609. 
CLAUD HAMILTON, M.A. (Glasgow 
1609); was min. 20th Nov. 1609, 
1 when he entered into a contract 

with James Hamilton that the latter would 
resign the benefice in his favour, whilst 
retaining the Deanery itself ; died 21st 
Dec. 1635. He marr. (cont. 9th Oct. 1613) 
(1) Marjorie Wood : (2) Jean Hamilton, 
who survived him, and perhaps marr. John 
Hamilton, min. in 1636. — [Hamilton Tests. ; 
Reg. of Deeds, diii., 438 ; Lanark Sas., 
iv., 109.] 



1636 



JOHN HAMILTON, brother of Robert 
H. in Derg ; on the Exercise at 
Glasgow 13th June 1618 ; min. here 
about 1636 ; dep. (for simony) by Commis- 
sion of Assembly 3rd Jan. 1639 ; died Dec. 
1641. He marr. Jean Hamilton, perhaps 
the widow of his predecessor. She survived 
him. — [Hamilton Tests. ; Stevenson's Hist. ; 
Baillie's Lett.] 

JOHN WEIR, born 1610; MA. (Glas- 
gow 1635) ; a licentiate in 1638, and 
recommended by the General As- 
sembly of that year as ready to supply 
vacant parishes ; min. here in 1642. He 
went with others to Ireland, by appointment 
of the Assembly, 19th May 1643, to preach 
and administer the Solemn League and 
Covenant to the Protestants of Ulster. 
Having finished their mission, W. and 
his companions were on their way home, 
but were taken prisoners at sea, 3rd July 
1644, by Alexander or Alastair Macdonald, 
son of the notorious Colla Ciotach, who 
was leading an expedition to recover the 
lands of the Macdonalds from the Camp- 
bells. The prisoners were lodged in Min- 
gary Castle, Ardnamurchan, and suffered 
the most cruel hardships. But W. and 
James Hamilton [min. of Dumfries] " every 
day twice, did both of them expound a psalm 
or part of a psalm, the one praying before, 
and the other after the said exposition, in 
the hearing of their fellow-prisoners, so 
long as they were together (from 15th July 
till 23rd Sept.), at which time they had 
proceeded in expounding to the eighty-first 
Psalm." W. was seized with fever on 2nd, 
and died "with great peace and joy," 16th 
Oct. 1644. He was buried at Kilchoan. 
He marr. Janet, sister of Lieut.-Col. William 
Cunningham, who survived him, and had 
issue — an only child, Ann. Mrs Weir was 
one of the Mingary prisoners, but being 
near her confinement, was released, 3rd 
Sept. 1644. On 13th Feb. 1645 she 
petitioned Parliament for relief, and re- 
ceived a grant of 3000 merks Scots. — 
[Baillie's Lett. ; Peterkin's Records ; Hamil- 
ton and Glasg. Tests. ; Acts of Pari., vi., i., 
324 ; Reid's History of the Presbyterian 
Church in Ireland, vol. ii., 27-42.] 



246 



DALSERF 



[ PRESB. OF 



1646 



FRANCIS AIRD, a native of Ayrshire ; 
M.A. (Glasgow 1642); adm. before 
3rd June 1646 ; elected one of the 
mins. of Edinburgh 3rd Dec. 1649, but not 
settled. Joined the Protesters in 1651, and 
in 1654 was appointed by Oliver Crom- 
well one of a committee for visiting the 
Universities and placing suitable mins. 
within the Synod of Glasgow and Ayr. 
He was one of three whom James Durham, 
min. of the Inner Kirk, Glasgow, when on 
his deathbed in 1658, recommended as 
suitable successors to himself. He died 
March 1659, aged about 57. He was noted 
for piety, is said to have "wept much 
both in prayer and preaching, and insisted 
much on death and judgment." His Com- 
munions were largely attended, persons 
coming from as far as the North of 
England. He was punctilious in matters 
of dress, and reminded the Synod that 
mins. should wear mounted [embroidered] 
gloves while preaching. He marr. March 
1647, Isobel Rynd, who died Oct. 1662, 
and had issue — Isobel, served heir to her 
father, 11th March 1665; another daugh. 
marr. William Vilant, Principal of the 
New College, St Andrews. — [Wod row's 
Anal., ii., 56 ; Baillie's Lett. ; Hamilton 
Tests. ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 4878 ; Acts of Pari., 
vii. ; Nicoll's Diary ; Reg. Old Dec, iv.] 



1664 



NINIAN PATERSON, M.A., son of 
Walter P., merchant burgess of Glas- 
gow ; trans, from a parish in Dum- 
friesshire [unidentified] ; pres. by William, 
Duke of Hamilton, 16th June, and inst. 
5th Aug. 1664 [not 1668 as in Vol. I., p. 
171] ; trans, to Smailholm 4th July 1671. 
— [G. R. Homings, 18th May 1671.] 

THOMAS KIRKCALDY [KIRK- 
CALDIE], brother of Kirkcaldy of 
Grange (from the lands of which 
he had, in Aug. 1669, infeftment of an 
annual rent of 3000 merks) ; M.A. (Edin- 
burgh, 23rd July 1636) ; entered on trials 
in the Presb. of Kirkcaldy, 12th Dec. 1644 ; 
ord. to Carnwath 30th Sept. 1646 ; trans, 
to Tranent in 1658 ; deprived in 1662 ; 
had an indulgence from the Privy Council 
3rd Sept. 1672; died before 25th April 
1691. He marr. Elizabeth, daugh. of 



1672 



Robert Birnie, min. of Lanark, and had 
issue — John ; Thomas ; William ; Eliza- 
beth ; Christian ; Jean (marr. Alexander 
Findlater, min. of Hamilton). — [Family of 
Birnie of Broomhill ; Lanark Tests. ; 
Baillie's Lett. ; Neiv Gen. Reg. Sas., xxiii.] 



1672 



JOHN CARMICHAEL, brother of 
Alexander C, min. of Pettinain ; 
M.A. (Glasgow 1639) ; min. of Kirk- 
connel about 1642, having charge of 
Sanquhar also that year ; deprived in 
1662 ; , granted indulgence by the Privy 
Council, 3rd Sept. 1672. His name dis- 
appears after that date, and all trace of 
him is lost.— [Wodrow's Hist., i., 326.] 



1677 



ALEXANDER HAMILTON, M.A. ; 
deprived min. of Dalmeny (1662), 
who had been granted indulgence in 
that parish in 1669 ; was removed to this 
charge by the Privy Council 7th March 
1677 ; restored to Dalmeny at the Revolu- 
tion, but trans, to the High Kirk, Edin- 
burgh, 4th Dec. 1690. 



1681 



JOSEPH CLELAND, M.A. (Glasgow, 
20th July 1675) ; passed trials before 
Presb. of Linlithgow and recom- 
mended to the Bishop for license 1st March 
1679 ; pres. by William, Duke of Hamilton, 
15th April, coll. 15th, and adm. 28th Sept. 
1681. Deprived at the Revolution, he went 
to Ireland, and was min. of Ahoghill before 
1701. He marr. Mary Muirhead, step- 
daugh. of Archibald Muir, min. of Garvald, 
and had issue. Two of his children died 
May 1694 and Feb. 1695. —[Linlithgotv 
Presb. Reg. ; Reg. Bur. Edin.] 



1688 



[ROBERT LAMB, indulged min. at 
Cambusnethan 3rd Sept. 1672 ; offici- 
ated here from Sept. 1688 to Martin- 
mas 1690, but not adm. as min. of the 
parish ; died Dec. 1690. He marr. Janet 
Barclay, who survived him]. — [P. C. Deer eta, 
20th Jan. 1691.] 



JAMES HOG, M.A.; ord. 20th Jan. 
1691 ; dem. 30th March 1697 ; adm. 
min. of Carnock, Fife, 23rd Aug. 



1691 

1699. 



HAMILTON] 



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247 



1730 



v DAVID BRODIE, born 1668, third son 
of James B. of Kinloss and Margaret 
1698 Forbes; M.A. (Marischal College, 
Aberdeen, 1691) ; studied divinity at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 
25th Dec. 1694 ; chaplain to Anne, Duchess 
of Hamilton ; ord. 4th Aug. 1698 ; died 
4th Oct. 1729. He marr. Sept. 1703, Rachel, 
daugh. of Walter Rankine of Orchardhead, 
who survived him, and had issue — James ; 
Walter ; Sarah (marr. Archibald Sydserff, 
min. of Dunbarton). — [Hamilton Tests. ; 
Elgin Sas., iv. 141, vi. 332 ; Wodrow's 
Anal.] 
WILLIAM STEEL of Waygateshaw, 
Lanarkshire [in which property he 
succeeded his uncle, William Weir, 
who had been a pedlar in England], born 
18th March 1706 ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (1st May 1719); licen. by 
Presb. of Lanark 23rd Oct. 1728 ; ord. 20th 
Aug. 1730; died unmarr., 4th Oct. 1760, 
and was succeeded in the estate by his 
nephew, William Steel. Publication — 
Memorial showing the Reasonableness and 
Necessity of an Immediate AjtyHcation to 
the King and Parliament for augmenting 
the Small Stipends in Scotland (Edinburgh, 
1750).— {Hamilton Tests. ; Morison's Diet., 
xxvii.] 

JOHN RISK, born 1733, son of Hugh 
R., Fintry ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of Hamil- 
ton 26th March 1754 ; pres. by James 
George, Duke of Hamilton ; ord. 2nd July 
1761 ; died unmarr., 7th May 1805. Several 
of his elders and parishioners waited upon 
him on one occasion, telling him they were 
dissatisfied with his doctrine, as "he did 
not make them renounce their own right- 
eousness," when he archly replied, " For a 
very guid reason — I didna ken ye had ony 
to renounce." His brother Alexander, 
tidesman at the Broomielaw, Glasgow, 
was his executor. Publication — Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, ii.). — 
[Hamilton Tests.] 

JAMES CRAIG, licen. by Presb. of 

Lanark 12th Aug. 1795 ; pres. by 

Alexander, Marquess of Douglas ; 

ord. 26th Sept. 1805; dem. in 1816; died 



1761 



9th Nov. 1845. He marr. 23rd Dec. 1811, 
Sarah Dixon of Atcham Grange, Shrop- 
shire, who died 11th July 1884, and had 
issue — James ; John ; Elizabeth ; Sarah. 

JOHN RUSSEL [RUSSELL], born 
181 ^ Hamilton, 1788, eldest son of Robert 
R. ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1807) ; licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 
25th April 1815; nom. by Lord Archibald 
Hamilton, 14th Jan., and ord. (assistant 
and successor) 29th April 1817 ; LL.D. 
(Glasgow, 15th Oct. 1817) ; died unmarr., 
28th Aug. 1850. Publication— Account of 
the Parish {New Stat. Ace, vi.). 



1851 



WILLIAM PEEBLES RORISON, born 
30th Oct. 1826, only son of William 
R., min. of Stair ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 10th 
Jan. 1850; pres. by Alexander, Duke of 
Hamilton, 25th Feb. 1851 ; ord. 1st May 
1851; D.D. (Glasgow 1900); died 11th 
March 1907, and was buried at Stair. He 
marr. 4th Nov. 1858, Jane (died s.p. 18th 
April 1911, aged 88), third daugh. of John 
Urquhart of Fairhill, Hamilton. 

ALEXANDER BARCLAY, born 
1907 Coupar-Angus, 26th July 1881, son 
of John B. and Elizabeth Veitch ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 
(1902), B.D. (1906); licen. by Presb. of 
Perth in 1906 ; assistant at Dean Parish, 
Edinburgh ; ord. 1st Aug. 1907. 

DALZIEL. 

[The church of Dalziel was dedicated to 
St Patrick. It belonged to the Abbey of 
Paisley. At Motherwell, in the parish, 
there were Wells of Our Lady and St 
Katherine. The parish church was re- 
built at Dalziel in 1789, but was removed 
to Motherwell in 1874. 

ROBERT FISHER, probably exhorter 
in 1566; min. in 1567, with Cam- 
busnethan in his charge. — [Acts and 
Dec, xxxvii., 435.] 

JOHN ROBESON [or ROBERTSON], 
1567 reader in 1567. 



248 



DALZIEL 



[PRESB. OF 



1591 



ROBERT KERR, reader, and perhaps 
1574 min., 1574 to 1580. 

ALEXANDER ROWATT, M.A. ; trans, 
from Cambusnethan and adm. in 
1591 ; trans, to Rutherglen in 1592. 

LUKE STIRLING, MA. ; trans, from 
1594 Stonehouse and adm. about 1594 ; 
trans, to Kilmaronock in 1601. 

DAVID POLLOK, M. A ; min. in 1603 ; 
1603 trans, to Glenluce before 1605. 

DAVID MAYNE, eldest son of James 
1607 M., wright burgess, Glasgow; MA. 
(Glasgow 1598), min. in 1607. In 
1655 he is described as "ane honest, old, 
and faithfull minister" who, "being be cum 
unable to preach through old age, disponit 
lang before his decease, all his books, goods, 
geir, etc," and retired to the house of his 
daugh., Janet, wife of John Miller of 
Coltersheuch, parish of Shotts, where he 
died, Father of the Church, in March 
1670, aged about 98. — [Reg. Assig. ; Glasg. 
Tests.] 

JOHN LAUDER [born 20th Jan. 1631, 
165g not 1671 as in Vol. I., p. 179] ; adm. 
3rd May 1659 j deprived by Act of 
Parliament 11th June, and Decreet of 
Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662, " preaching his 
farewell sermon on the Sabbath following." 
He was adm. as an "indulged" min. here, 
3rd March 1670, but having refused to read 
the proclamations regarding the deliver- 
ance of the King and the Duke of York 
from the Rye House Plot, his indulgence 
was withdrawn, 8th Oct. 1684. He re- 
turned at the Toleration in 1687, and was 
trans, to "West Calder in 1689.— [Wodrow's 
Hist., i., 327 ; The Bass Bock, 92.] 

' [WALTER BIRNIE, a native of Banff- 
1664 sn ^ re ^ MA. (King's College, Aber- 
deen, 13th July 1658); studied 
divinity at the Univ. of Oxford ; app. 
probably only assistant (by the Synod) 
28th April 1664. In 1670, John Lauder 
having been granted indulgence, returned 
to his parish, whereupon B., " being thrown 
out of bread," petitioned the Privy Council 
and was allowed a sum of 200 merks pay- 
able from fines. He became assistant at 



Campsie 15th Jan. 1679, and was in receipt 
of charity from the Kirk-session of Tynning- 
hame, 20th March 1680 to 1st May 1686. 
He had a grant of 400 merks from Parlia- 
ment out of vacant stipends belonging to 
the Univ. of Glasgow 15th June 1686, and 
a sum of £5, 16s. from the Kirk-session of 
Cramond 27th May 1688. He died 19th 
June 1708, aged 74. It does not appear 
that he ever was min. of the parish, and 
the statement that he "deserted at the 
Revolution " is unlikely. He was afflicted 
with blindness during most of his life.] — 
[Craviond Sess. Reg. ; Edin. Reg. (Bur.).] 

1670 JOHN LAUDER [see above]. 

JOHN AIRD, nephew of James A., min. 
1685 °^ Torryburn, and grandson of John 
A., min. of Newbattle in 1615 ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; sometime 
schoolmaster of Newbattle ; passed trials 
before the Presb. of Dalkeith, and had a 
testimonial for license 4th Dec. 1684 ; ord. 
after 3rd Sept. 1685. In 1689 the Kirk- 
session of Torryburn invited him to "supply 
ordinances " there during the vacancy 
caused by his uncle's deprivation. Nothing 
further is said about him, and the date of 
his death is unknown. 

1687 JOHN LAUDER [see above]. 

ALEXANDER ADAMSON, born 1673, 
1697 son °^ Andrew A, surgeon, Inver- 
keithing ; MA. (Edinburgh, 3rd July 
1693) ; licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy and 
Dunfermline 17th Sept. 1696; called 13th 
May, and ord. 18th Aug. 1697; died 25th 
April 1733. He marr. Eupham Halden, 
who survived him. — [Wodrow's Anal., 
ii., 108.] 

HUGH M'VICAR, born 1709, second son 

1734 oi Neil M "' min " of ® t Cuthbert's, 
Edinburgh ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Inveraray 
29th Nov. 1732 ; called 24th April, and ord. 
22nd Aug. 1734; died unmarr., 20th March 
1736.— [Tombst.] 

DANIEL MACQUEEN, called 14th 
1736 Sept., and ord. 29th Oct. 1736; 
trans, to Second Charge, Stirling, 
31st Dec. 1740. 



Hamilton] 



DALZIEL 



249 



JOHN PINKERTON, pres. by Archibald 
17M Hamilton of Dalziel in 1743 ; ord. 7th 
Feb. 1744; trans, to Markinch 7th 
Sept. 1758. 

JAMES FRAME, M.A. ; pres. by Archi- 
17 _ bald Hamilton of Dalziel, and ord. 
27th Sept. 1759; trans, to Alloa 
25th Sept. 1760. 

RICHARD ROBERTSON, M.A. (Edin- 
burgh, 27th April 1742); licen. by 
Presb. of Stirling 11th Sept. 1754 ; 
pres. by Alexander, Earl of Eglinton, and 
ord. to Glasford 9th Nov. 1756 ; trans, and 
adm. 22nd Oct. 1761 ; dem. 4th Oct. 1785 ; 
died 2nd July 1799. He marr. 19th Oct. 
1766, Elizabeth Gray. 

ROBERT CLASON, pres. by James 
Hamilton of Dalziel, and ord. 20th 
July 1786 ; trans, to Logie, Stirling- 
shire (his native parish), 23rd April 1801. 

WILLIAM AIRD THOMSON, pres. by 
James Hamilton of Dalziel, and ord. 
24th Sept. 1801; trans, to Middle 
Parish, Perth, 22nd Sept. 1808. 

JAMES CLASON, born 25th June 1783, 
son of Robert O, min. of this parish 
in 1786 ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 26th 
April 1808 ; pres. by James Hamilton of 
Dalziel, and ord. 22nd Sept. 1808. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of the Free 
Church, Dalziel, 1843-52 ; died 16th April 
1852. He marr. 15th Nov. 1811, Janet, 
second daugh. of John Harvie, min. of 
Innerwick, and had issue — Rebecca, born 
4th Nov. 1812 (marr. Adam Thorburn, 
min. of the Free Church, Strathkinness) ; 
Anne, born 31st May 1814 ; Marion, born 
8th May 1816 ; Robert, born 1st July 1820 ; 
John Harvie, born 1st March 1823 ; Eliza- 
beth, born 4th May 1825 ; James Harvie, 
born 16th June 1827. Publication — Account 
of the Parish {New Stat. Ace, vi.). 

JOSEPH LOUDON, born Brechin, 1804, 

1844 son °^ J° nn -L., farmer, and Janet 

Bowman ; educated at Univ. of St 

Andrews ; assistant at Tannadice ; ord. 4th 

Jan. 1844 ; died 20th May 1874. He marr. 



13th Aug. 1844, Elizabeth, daugh. of John 
Buist, min. of Tannadice, and had issue 
—John, born 28th June 1846, died 7th Oct. 
1848 ; Joseph, min. of Roslin. 

DAVID SCOTT, born Inglestone, Kirk- 
1874 Patrick- Juxta, 15th March 1844, son 
of David S. and Isabella Johnstone ; 
educated at Dumgree and Wanlockhead 
Schools (taught afterwards in the former, 
and in the Academy at Moffat) and Univ. 
of Edinburgh; M.A. (1868), B.D. (1871); 
licen. by Presb. of Lochmaben 6th Feb. 
1872 ; assistant at Kirkbean and Park 
Parish, Glasgow ; elected 14th Sept. 1874 ; 
pres. by John Glencairn Carter Hamilton 
22nd Sept., and ord. 5th Nov. 1874 ; app. 
convener of the Colonial Committee in 
1909; D.D. (Edinburgh, 7th July 1911); 
dem. 25th Nov. 1913. He marr. 11th June 
1884, Elizabeth Christian, daugh. of George 
Ritchie, D.D., min. of Jedburgh, and has 
issue — Charles George Gordon, born 25th 
March 1885, died 21st March 1887; May 
Elizabeth Bradfute, born 29th May 1890. 
Publication — To the West Indies and back, 
One Hundred Days (Motherwell, 1908). 

GEORGE SIMPSON MARR, born 
1914 Leith, 10th May 1884, son of 
Andrew M. and Christina Car- 
michael ; educated at Trinity and Leith 
Academies and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 
(1909), B.D. (1912); licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh in 1912 ; assistant at Greenside 
Parish, Edinburgh ; ord. to Blythswood, 
Glasgow, 11th Feb. 1913; trans, and adm. 
23rd April 1914; D.Litt. (Edinburgh, 
1916) ; trans, to Lady Yester's, Edinburgh, 
2nd Oct. 1918. 

THOMAS BENTLEY STEWART 
1919 THOMSON, born Aberdeen, 8th 
Dec. 1889 ; son of William Stewart 
T., M.A., licentiate of the Church of Scot- 
land and Principal of Aberdeen Civil 
Service and Business College, and Jeanie 
Jacques Jackson ; educated at Robert 
Gordon's College and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1911), B.D. (1914) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen, 5th May 1914; assistant at 
Glasgow Cathedral ; served in European 
War as captain, 9th H.L.I. (Glasgow 



250 



DALZIEL— ST ANDREW'S— ST MARY'S— SOUTH [presb. of 



Highlanders), awarded M.C. 1919 ; ord. 17th 
March 1919. Marr. 4th June 1918, Margaret 
Holland Menzies, only daugh. of Robert 
Mackenzie, M.A., min. of the West U.F. 
Church, Alloa, and has issue — a daughter, 
born 12th July 1920. Publication— Edited 
Alma Mater (Aberdeen University 
Magazine) 1912-13. 

DALZIEL, ST ANDREWS (Q.S.). 

[The parish of St Andrew [in Mother- 
well] was disjoined from Dalziel, 3rd Dec. 
1909.] 

JAMES GELLATLY, born Kirriemuir, 
1904 ^^ J une I860, son of James G. and 
Mary Ann Kennedy ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Hamilton in 1894 ; ord. to Scots Church, 
Lowick, Northumberland, 28th Oct. 1898; 
app. to Dalziel Chapel Oct. 1904 ; adm. 
first min. of the parish 4th Dec. 1909. 
Marr. 28th Dec. 1898, Mary, daugh. of John 
Henderson and Margaret M'Kenzie, and 
has issue — Margaret Florence, born 15th 
April 1900 ; Norman Croll, born 18th June 
1902 ; Arthur James, born 6th Sept. 1906. 
Publication — The Ordeal of Oscar Manning 
(Edinburgh, 1904). 

DALZIEL, ST MARY'S (Q.S.). 

[The parish was disjoined from Dalziel, 
15th Nov. 1918.] 

WILLIAM SMITH, born St Cyrus, 
1902 Kincardineshire, 13th July 1865, son 
of William S. and Helen Durward ; 
educated at St Cyrus School, Church of 
Scotland Training College, and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; schoolmaster of Maryculter, 
1886-91; M.A. (Edinburgh 1892), B.D. 
(1895); licen. by Presb. of Fordoun May 
1895; ord. 19th Jan. 1902. Marr. 17th 
June 1903,, Maria, daugh. of John Hatelie 
and Elizabeth Barnes, and has issue — 
William Durward, born 8th Nov. 1904. 

DALZIEL, SOUTH (Q.S.J. 

[The church of South Dalziel is the old 
church of the parish of Dalziel as rebuilt 
in 1789 and enlarged in 1860. Near it was 



the Holy Well of St Patrick, to whom in 
ancient times Dalziel Church was dedi- 
cated. The parish church of Dalziel was 
removed to Motherwell in 1874. Thereafter 
for some years this old church served as a 
mission chapel for the southern district of 
the parish of Dalziel. On 15th March 1880, 
the parish of South Dalziel was disjoined 
from Dalziel, and the old church at Dalziel 
was made the church of the new parish.] 

GEORGE CARRUTHERS, M.A., B.D. ; 
ord. 19th Aug. 1875 ; trans, to John- 



1875 



stone, Paisley, 11th Jan. 1877. 



THOMAS HISLOP, ord. 10th May 
18tJtJ 1877 ; adm. first min. of the parish in 
1880 ; trans, to Bridgeton, Glasgow, 
18th Feb. 1883. 

DUFF MACDONALD, born Keith, 5th 

1883 ® ct - 1850 ' son of WilIiam M- and 
Ann Elder ; educated at Grange 
Parish School, Grammar School, Old Aber- 
deen, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1871), 
B.D. (1875); licen. by Presb. of Strath- 
bogie in 1875 ; assistant at Lybster in 
1875 ; ord. to Pulteneytown Chapel, Wick, 
22nd March 1877 ; superintendent of the 
Church of Scotland Mission, Blantyre, 
British East Africa, 1878-81 ; assistant at 
Clackmannan in 1882 ; adm. to this charge 
28th June 1883. Marr. 6th April 1878, 
Helen Harriet, daugh. of James George, 
physician, Keith, and Helen Rutherford, 
and has issue — James George, min. of 
Elchies ; William Elder, M.A., B.L., Penang, 
born 9th Sept. 1880; George Rutherford, 
captain Sherwood Foresters, born 22nd 
March 1895 ; John Forrest, Coldstream 
Guards, born 29th Sept. 1897 ; Marion ; 
Helen Rutherford ; Isabel Gray ; Anna 
Elizabeth. Publications — Translations in 
East African Dialects (Lovedale and Blan- 
tyre Mission Presses, 1880) ; Yao and 
Chinyasa Tales (Edinburgh, 1882); Afri- 
cana, or The Heart of Heathen Africa 
(London, 1882) ; Revised Catechism [Preface 
by Professor Flint] (London, 1902); Has 
Man a Sold ? or, Bible Teaching on Man's 
Nature and Destiny (Motherwell, 1907). 



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251 



DUNDYVAN (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Dundy van was disjoined 
from Old Monkland, 13th July 1906.] 

ANDREW ROBERTSON, born Irvine, 
lgo5 27th Jan. 1858, son of Andrew R. 
and Agnes Campbell ; educated at 
Irvine Academy, High School, and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; M.A. (29th April 1881) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow in 1883 ; assistant at 
Rankinston ; ord. to Annbank 30th Dec. 
1886; adm. to Cadzow 13th Dec. 1888; 
trans, and adm. 28th Nov. 1905 ; adm. first 
min. of the parish in 1906 ; died 7th June 
1917. He marr. 25th July 1889, Marea, 
daugh. of Christian Sieberg and Emma 
Schultze, and had issue — Thomas Campbell, 
engineer, born 16th July 1890; Christian 
Arthur, min. of Garelochhead, born 30th 
April 1892 ; Agnes Campbell, born 12th 
April 1895. 

CHARLES MACKINNON, born Tober- 
1Q17 mory, 17th March 1887, eldest son of 
Duncan M. and Jessie Gillies ; edu- 
cated at Tobermory and Kingussie Schools 
and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. 
of Mull May 1913; assistant at High 
Church, Inverness, and Shettleston ; ord. 
12th Dec. 1917. Marr. 30th July 1919, 
Mabel Helen, third daugh. of Thomas 
Thomson, chemist, Edinburgh. 



FLOWERHILL (Q.S.). 

[A church was built here by the Reformed 
Presbyterians in 1873. Its minister and 
congregation, having petitioned the General 
Assembly, were admitted to the Church of 
Scotland that year. The parish of Flower- 
hill was disjoined from Airdrie, 6th 
Dec. 1875.] 

JAMES PATON, B.A. ; ord. min. of 
18173 the Reformed Presbyterian Church, 
Airdrie, 1st June 1865. Joined the 
Church of Scotland in 1873, along with 
his entire congregation and formed Flower- 
hill Chapel-of-Ease ; adm. first min. of 
the parish in 1875; trans, to St George's, 
Paisley, 13th Oct. 1879. 



SAMUEL CAMPBELL FRY. trans, 

from St Columba's Chapel, Oban, 

and adm. 11th March 1880 ; trans. 
to Girvan 27th June 1888. 

ROBERT HENDERSON, born Dysart, 

1889 25t ^ Sept. I 855 ) son °f George H. 
and Isabella Sharp ; educated at 
Burgh School, Kirkcaldy, and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 
14th May 1884; ord. to North Newton 
Chapel [now St James's Parish], Ayr, 10th 
March 1885; adm. here 10th Jan. 1889. 
Marr. 1st June 1887, Isabella Wright, 
daugh. of Alexander Gibson and Magdalena 
Hunter, and has issue — George David, min. 
of East Parish, Greenock ; Alexander 
Gibson, M.D., Culross, Fife, born 18th 
Sept. 1889 ; Robert Sharp, lieut. Indian 
Army, born 14th June 1891 ; Magdalena 
Hunter, M.A., born 17th May 1893 ; Isobel 
Gibson, born 5th March 1897 ; Harry 
Gibson, born 30th Dec. 1903. 



GARTSHERRIE (Q.S.). 

[A church was opened here 13th Jan. 
1839. The parish of Gartsherrie was 
endowed by James Baird of Cambusdoon, 
M.P., and disjoined from Old Monkland, 
17th March 1858.] 

JAMES M'LETCHIE, trans, from Lark- 
1838 hall 11th Jan. 1838; trans, to St 
Thomas's, Leith, 6th May 1841. 

JAMES GRAY WOOD, trans, from East 
1841 Strathaven, and adm. 11th Nov. 



1841 ; trans, to Renfrew 21st Sept. 



1843. 



1844 



JOHN FRASER, born Glasgow, 1815, 
son of John F., merchant ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 

of Inveraray ; ord. 22nd Feb. 1844 ; died 

unmarr. 25th Dec. 1845. 

BRYCE JOHNSTONE BELL, bom 

184 _ Lockerbie, 1816, son of Robert B., 

farmer, and Mary M'Kie ; educated 

at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 

Lochmaben ; assistant at Kilwinning ; 



252 



GARTSHERRIE— GARTURK 



[PRESB. OF 



elected 29th Sept., and ord. 24th Dec. 1846 ; 
adm. first min. of the parish 30th March 
1858 ; dein. 20th May 1884 ; died unmarr. 
at Bellvue, Lockerbie, 10th July 1894. 



1884 



ROBERT SOMERS, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 
11th Dec. 1884; trans, to Moffat 
19th Feb. 1891. 



JOHN ALEXANDER IRELAND, born 
18gl Edinburgh, 12th July 1846, son of 
John Balfour I., banker, and Barbara 
Georgina Scott, .and grandson of Walter 
Foggo I.j D.D., min. of North Leith ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by 
Presb. of St Andrews ; assistant at Both- 
well, Greenock, and St John's Parish, 
Glasgow; ord. to Whitburn 11th May 
1876; sometime Provost of Whitburn; 
trans, and adm. 27th Aug. 1891 ; died 7th 
July 1917. He marr. 7th Sept. 1887, 
Charlotte, daugh. of Alexander Falconer, 
min. of Denny, and had issue — Charlotte, 
born 6th Oct. 1889; John Balfour, lieut. 
Black Watch, born 13th May 1891, killed 
in action in France, 9th Sept. 1916 ; Eliza 
Ann, born 6th March 1893 ; Alexander 
Falconer, born 17th Nov. 1894, died 17th 
April 1914. Publications — An Order of 
Divine Service for Young People (Coat- 
bridge, 1912) ; The Story of the [Gartsherrie] 
Church (Coatbridge, 1914) ; A Legacy from 
a Scottish Manse (London, 1918) [Biography 
and Sketch]. — [In Memoriam [Funeral Ser- 
mon and Character Sketch] (Coatbridge, 
1917).] 

ROBERT WILLIAM RUTHERFORD, 
1917 born Glasgow, 5th Jan. 1866, son of 

Robert R. and Mary Walker Hardie 
educated at Garnethill School and Univ 
of Glasgow; MA. (1887), B.D. (1890) 
licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 7th Jan. 1891 
assistant at Pittenweem and Dunbarton 
ord. to Calderhead 11th May 1893; trans. 
and adm. 11th Dec. 1917. Marr. 17th 
April 1895, Wilhelmina Walker, daugh. of 
David Sinclair, Principal of the Church of 
Scotland College, Madras, and Isabella 
Georgina Aitchison, and has issue — David 
Sinclair, born 28th Feb. 1896; Robert, 
born 15th Dec. 1901. 



GARTURK (Q.S.). 

[A church was built here in 1869. The 
parish of Garturk was disjoined from Old 
Monkland in 1870.] 

JOHN GRIGOR, served as a licentiate ; 
186g ord. to Fullarton Chapel -of -Ease 
26th July 1870. 



1870 



JOHN RENWICK, born 3rd Oct. 1838, 
son of John R. ; educated at Edin- 
burgh Academy and Univ. of 
Edinburgh; B.A. (19th April 1856); 
assistant at St Stephen's, Edinburgh ; ord. 
to North Church, Paisley, 18th July 1867 ; 
pres. by the Trustees 13th May, and adm. 
30th June 1870 ; died 23rd April 1878. He 
marr. 9th Aug. 1870, Elizabeth Wylde, 
third daugh. of Archibald Gardner, Nether- 
common House, Paisley, and had issue. 

WILLIAM ROBERTSON, M.A.; ord. 
1878 2 *^k Aug. ^*^ > dem. on appoint- 
ment as first Deputy of the Home 
Mission Committee 29th Jan. 1884 [after- 
wards min. of Coltness]. 

JAMES ROBERTSON, M.A., B.D. ; 
1884 trans - f rom Fort Augustus, and adm. 
22nd April 1884 ; trans, to Fetteresso 
10th April 1890. 

HUGH DUNCAN, born Dunoon, 23rd 
18go Feb. 1861, son of Hugh D. and 
Elizabeth Barnet ; educated at 
Dunoon Academy and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1882), B.D. (1885); licen. by Presb. 
of Dunoon in 1885 ; assistant [to the Rev. 
William Kean] at Alexandria, Egypt ; ord. 
17th Oct. 1890. Marr. 9th Aug. 1887, Mary 
Alice, daugh. of James Swallow and Eliza- 
beth Reynolds Knight, and has issue — Mary 
Elizabeth, M.A., born 15th May 1888; 
Hugo James, engineer, M.C., lieut. R.F.C., 
born 24th June 1891 ; Torquil Macleod, 
capt. A.C.C., born 2nd July 1893 ; Herbert 
Cecil, lieut. Seaforth Highlanders, born 
19th Aug. 1895. Publication— Why I have 
Not left the Church of Scotland (Coat- 
bridge, 1902) ; contributions to Hastings' 
Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels. 



HAMILTON] 



GLASFORD 



253 



GLASFORD, or GLASSFORD. 

[The church of Glasford belonged to St 
Mary's Collegiate Church of Lochwinnoch. 
In 1633 the parish church was rebuilt at 
Glasford, where its ruins still stand in the 
churchyard. In 1820 a more central parish 
church was built at Westquarter, and was 
considerably renovated in 1897. In the 
old churchyard at Glasford there is a 
pillar stone, erected in 1772 by Sir John 
Gordon of Earlston, Bart., to mark the 
burial-place of his great-grandfather, 
William Gordon of Earlston. When on 
his way from Galloway to join the forces 
of the Covenanters at Bothwell, the Laird 
of Earlston was overtaken by a party of 
English dragoons and was shot dead, 22nd 
June 1679.] 

THOMAS MACASKIE, reader, 1574 
1574 to 1576. 

JAMES HAMILTON, reader in 
1576 1576. 

JOHN HOWISON, probably officiated 
here, 1577-8 ; min. of Cambuslang in 



1577 



1579. 



1580 DAVID HALL, reader in 1580. 

ALEXANDER HAMILTON, reader at 
Stonehouse, 1574-6 ; at Avendale, 
1576-85 ; adm. here, probably only 
as reader, 1585-91. — [Beg. Assig.] 

JOHN HAMILTON, mentioned in 
1589 1589.— [Beg. Assig.] 

JOHN SANGSTER, min. in 1590; 
trans, to Blantyre about 1593. — [Beg. 
Assig.] 

ANDREW LAW, M.A.; trans, from 

1593 Stonehouse in 1593 ; trans, to 
Neilston 15th July 1595. 

PETER CAMERON, MA.; min. in 

1594 1594 j trans, to Shotts that year, 
but returned here :n 1597. 

JOHN MUIRHEAD, MA. ; trans, from 

1595 Shotts, and adm. in 1595 ; trans, to 
Hamilton in 1597. 



PETER CAMERON, M.A. ; retrans. 
15Q7 from Shotts, and adm. in 1597. He 
went to Cabrach, Banffshire, about 
1607. 

GEORGE CLYDESDALE, eldest son 
1607 °^ ^ - ' baxter burgess of Glas- 
gow ; M.A. (Glasgow 1600) ; was an 
"expectant" in Presb. of Lanark Nov. 
1602; adm. here in 1607; died Jan. 1627, 
aged about 47. He marr. Anna Wodrow, 
who survived him, and had issue — Christian. 
— [Beg. Assig. ; Glasg. Tests. ; Glasg. Beg. 
(fiapt.) ; Paterson's Ayrshire.] 

ROBERT HAMILTON, M.A. (Glasgow 
1626 1616 )> probably son of James H, min. 
of Hamilton, brother of James H. 
of Shields of Kilbride ; was settled here in 
the lifetime of the previous min., in whose 
inventory he is described as "minister at 
Glasford." He was probably assistant 
and successor ; D.D. (Glasgow). As their 
Procurator, he presented to the Glasgow 
Assembly, 27th Nov. 1638, the Bishop's 
" Declinator " of the Presbyterian jurisdic- 
tion, which " was read amid contemptuous 
whispers and smiles." At the same As- 
sembly he was libelled for frequent and 
prolonged absences from his parish, en- 
couraging his parishioners to dance and 
play at football when the sermon was done, 
etc., and unanimously dep. on 14th Dec. 
For some time thereafter he continued in 
his charge, but ultimately retired to Eng- 
land, where he was nominated Bishop of 
Caithness in succession to John Abernethy, 
but was never consecrated. He died before 
1st Nov. 1649. He marr. (1) Isobel 
Murray, and had issue — a daugh. : (2) 
Helen, daugh. of Adam Whiteford of 
Milton, and widow of John Hamilton of Colt- 
ness. She survived him, and had issue. — 
[Glasg. Tests. ; Baillie's Lett. ; P. C. Beg., 3rd 
ser., i., 531 ; Craven's Diocese of Caithness, 
94 ; Lanark Sas., Nether Ward, v., 112.] 

JOHN BELL, M.A.; ord. 1st Jan. 

,_,,_ 1640: trans, to Stevenston (his 
1640 . > . . . 

native parish) in 1642. 

JAMES HOUSTON, M.A. ; min. in 

1642 1 ^ 42 ' ^ e P - ^ at y ear ^ or i mmora ifty 

[afterwards min. of Houston]. 



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[PKESB. OF 



WILLIAM HAMILTON of Netherfield, 
1644 Strathaven, born 1620, second son of 
John H. of Coltness and Udston, 
and Helen Whiteford, above mentioned ; 
ord. Jan. 1644 ; was a member of Assembly 
in 1649, "and continued in the faythfull 
and patient exercise of his ministry till 
1666," when he was "most injuriously 
silenced, and thrust out of his charge by 
the Bishop of Glasgow." He was given in- 
dulgence at Avendale in 1669, but returned 
to Glasford again as an " indulged " min. 3rd 
Sept. 1672. He died Feb. 1682. From his 
singular sagacity and uprightness he was 
commonly known as "Wise Willie." He 
marr. April 1646, Margaret Hamilton, 
and had issue — James, styled eldest 
son in 1673 ; William, burgess and guild- 
brother of Edinburgh 31st May 1682; 
Margaret (marr. James Young of Nether- 
field, writer, Strathaven). A volume of 
H.'s MS. Sermons was exhibited at a 
meeting of Glasgow Arch. Soc. 20th April 
1916. — [Glasg. Tests. ; Edin. Guild Reg. ; 
Lanark Sas., v., 239 ; Wodrow's Hist., ii., 
204 j G. R. Inhib., 15th July 1644.] 

JAMES FINDLAY, M.A. ; trans, from 
Inchinnan, and adm. after 28th Feb. 
1667 ; trans, to Traquair 3rd Oct. 
1672. 
JAMES NAISMITH [NASMYTH] of 
Haughhead, born about 1614, called 
" son of Ann Cunnison," and brother 
of John N. in Allanton ; M.A. (Edinburgh, 
23rd July 1636) ; min. of Dalmellington in 
1641 ; trans, to Second Charge, Hamilton, 
23rd Nov. 1645 j app. in 1647 chaplain to 
Major-general Holburn's Regiment; trans, 
to First Charge, Hamilton, about 1649 ; 
app. by Parliament a Visitor of the College 
of Edinburgh 31st July 1649; joined the 
Protesters in 1651 ; was imprisoned in Edin- 
burgh in 1660, and allowed only to reside 
within twelve miles of his parish, and six 
miles from the seat of a Prelate. Deprived 
16th Sept. 1662, and, 6th Jan. 1663, ordered 
to be confined to the Merse ; was granted 
indulgence here 3rd Sept. 1672 ; died Sept. 
1674, "a good man and a good preacher." 
He marr. (1) (cont. 18th May 1641) Sophia 
(died Nov. 1647), daugh. of Sir Patrick 



1672 



Home of Polwarth, and widow of Joseph 
Johnston of Hilton, Berwickshire : (2) 18th 
May 1650, Marion Inglis, Kirkliston, and 
had issue — Alexander ; John, M.D., Glas- 
gow ; Francis ; Mary ; Elizabeth ; Eupham ; 
Susan ; Janet (marr. John Muirhead, junior, 
tailor in Hamilton). — [Wodrow's Hist., i., 
80, 296, 318; Wodrow's Anal., iii., 127; 
Hamilton and Edin. Tests. ; Brodie's 
Diary ; Lanark Sas., v., 369 ; Perth Sas., 
ii., 187 ; Reg. of Heeds, dliii., 474.] 

JOHN DENNISTOUN, son of William 
1684 ®"> Treasurer of Dunbarton, and 
Agnes Buchanan ; M.A. (Glasgow, 
16th July 1674); passed trials before 
Presb. of Dunbarton, and had a testi- 
monial for license 6th Sept. 1681 ; adm. 
here about 1684 ; deprived at the Revolu- 
tion. — [Rule's Sec. Vindication.] 



1692 



FRANCIS BORLAND, born about 1666, 
son of John B. of Crosshouse, East 
Kilbride ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Hamilton ; 
called 3rd April, and ord. 20th July 1692. 
He was one of four mins. [the others were 
Alexander Shields, Archibald Stobo, and 
Alexander Dalgleish] commissioned by the 
Church of Scotland, 21st July 1699, to 
accompany the Scottish colonists on the 
Second Darien Expedition, which, like the 
First, ended disastrously. Borland was 
one of the few who returned to Scotland, 
27th July 1701. He died 24th Dec. 1722. 
He marr. Rachel Hall, who died 7th April 
1699, and had issue — Cecil (marr. Robert 
Hamilton, min. of Hamilton) ; Anne ; 
Eupham ; Sarah ; Jean. Publications — 
Memoi?*s of Darien [written mostly in the 
year 1700] (Glasgow, 1715, 2nd ed.); [The 
History of Darien] (Glasgow, 1779).— 
[Douglas's Baronage, 479 ; Reg. Gen. Ass., 
1705; Hill Burton's The Darien Papers; 
Barbour's A Hist, of William Paterson and 
the Darien Company, 136; MS. Diary, 
1661-72, in Laing Collection, Univ. of 
Edinburgh.] 

MICHAEL M'TAGGART, a native of 
Penninghame ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Hamil- 
ton 31st July 1716 ; called 15th April 1723, 



HAMILTON] 



GLASFORD 



255 



1762 



but not ord. till 30th Nov. 1726, when the 
ceremony took place at Chapelton, the 
Presb. being assisted by a Committee of 
Synod. He died after a few days' illness, 
when about to be married to a Miss Muir, 
15th Feb. 1731.— {Glasg. Tests.; Wodrow's 
Anal., iii. 365, 375, iv. 202.] 

JOHN MUIRHEAD, called 16th Nov. 
1732 1731 ; ord. 29th Feb. 1732 ; died 31st 
Dec. 1755. He marr. Janet Bogle, 
who died 2nd Nov. 1784, and had issue — 
James, min. of Stonehouse ; John ; Jean ; 
Anna ; Elizabeth (marr. Patrick Muirhead, 
min. of Dysart). 

RICHARD ROBERTSON, M.A. ; pres. 
by Alexander, Earl of Eglinton, and 
ord. 9th Nov. 1756 ; trans, to Dalziel 
22nd Oct. 1761. 

ALEXANDER DOBIE, pres. by the 
Commissioner for Alexander, Earl 
of Eglinton, and ord. 30th Dec. 
1762 ; trans, to Eaglesham 5th Jan. 1786. 

HUGH MITCHELL, born Mauchline, 
eldest son of Hugh M., farmer ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1770) ; sometime tutor in the family of 
Archibald Nisbet of Carphin ; licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh 29th Jan. 1777 ; master 
in the first academy of Greenock, 1779-86. 
He was pres. to Eaglesham, but being 
" exceedingly unacceptable," exchanged 
with preceding min., and was ord. here 
19th April 1786. Having adopted the view 
that the union of Church and State was 
contrary to the teaching of Scripture, he 
dem. his charge 30th Dec. 1794. He after- 
wards taught in an English and French 
academy at Glasgow. On the Peace of 
Amiens in 1802, along with his wife and 
daugh. he visited France, when all three 
were made prisoners by Napoleon and 
carried to Verdun, but shortly afterwards 
liberated. He died 6th Dec. 1815. He 
marr. 1774, Amelia (died 14th Nov. 1838), 
daugh. of Archibald Nisbet of Carphin, 
and had issue— a daugh. Publications — 
Strictures on the Political Condition of 
the Jews (1794); A Short Apology for 
Ajwstacy (Glasgow, 1797); Scotticisms, 
Vulgar Anglicisms, arid Grammatical Im- 



1795 



1832 



proprieties corrected (Glasgow, 1799) ; The 
Popular Preacher [Fordyce's The Preacher's 
Manual] (Edinburgh, 1820) ; Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vii.). 

PATRICK MACBETH, born Kilmadock, 
1766, second son of John M., farmer ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dunblane 24th March 1789; 
tutor in the family of Sir William Mont- 
gomery, Bart., of Macbie Hill, Peeblesshire; 
assistant at Kelso ; pres. by Archibald, 
Earl of Eglinton, and ord. 10th Sept. 1795 ; 
died unmarr., 22nd April 1832. 

GAVIN LANG {primus), born Paisley, 
1791, son of Robert L. and Euphemia 
Morrison ; educated at Grammar 
School and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow 11th June 1823; assistant 
at Houston in 1826, and West Kilbride in 
1828 ; ord. by Presb. of Irvine, 5th May 
1829, for work in Canada; min. of Shel- 
burne, Nova Scotia, 1829-31 ; pres. by 
Mary, Lady Montgomerie, and adm. to this 
charge 23rd Aug. 1832 ; died 25th Aug. 
1869. He marr. 14th July 1829, Anna 
Roberton (died 18th April 1886), niece of 
David Marshall of Nielsland, parish of 
Hamilton, and had issue — David Marshall, 
manager, Glasgow and London Fire Insur- 
ance Office, born at Shelburne, Nova 
Scotia, 21st April 1830, died 5th April 
1912 ; Anna Hamilton, born 19th Dec. 1831, 
died 17th Jan. 1908; Robert, born 7th 
April 1833, died in infancy; John Mar- 
shall, C.V.O., D.D., LL.D., Principal of 
the Univ. of Aberdeen (q.v.) ; Gavin, min. 
of Second Charge, Inverness, born 21st 
July 1835 ; Sir Robert Hamilton, K.C.M.G., 
Director-General of the Imperial Ottoman 
Bank, Constantinople, sometime British 
member of the Council of the Egyptian 
Daira Sanieh Administration in Egypt, 
born 14th Nov. 1836, died at Hampstead, 
London, 2nd March 1913 ; Euphemia 
Morrison, born 30th Sept. 1838 (marr. 
Richard Cunliffe, shipbuilder, Glasgow) 
Elizabeth Stobie, born 21st May 1840 
(marr. Paton James Gloag, D.D., min. of 
Galashiels); Jane, born 23rd Nov. 1841 
(marr. (1) William Clarke, New Zealand ; 
(2) Alfred Martin Maynard, vicar of Christ 



256 



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[PRESB. OF 



Church, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight); 
Margaret Wiseman, born 29th Oct. 1843 
(marr. John Pagan, D.D., min. of Both- 
well) ; James Paisley, min. of East Parish, 
Stirling, born 25th April 1846 ; Alexander, 
C.M.G., London manager of the Bank of 
Montreal, born 22nd Sept. 1848.— [Gregg's 
Hist, of the Presb. Church in Canada, 328.] 

GAVIN LANG (secundus), son of above ; 
trans, from Fyvie ; pres. by Archi- 
1870 bald William, Earl of Eglinton and 
Winton, 23rd Sept. 1869; adm. 4th Feb. 
1870 ; trans, to St Andrew's (Church of 
Scotland), Montreal, Canada, 28th Nov. 
1870 [afterwards min. of Second Charge, 
Inverness]. 

ROBERT PATERSON, born East Kil- 
bride, 16th Nov. 1836, son of Alex- 

"18*71 

ander P. and Bethia Browning; 
educated at East Kilbride School, Hamilton 
Academy, and Univ. of Glasgow; B.A. 
(27th April 1859); licen. by Presb. of 
Hamilton, 12th July 1859; ord. (by Presb. 
of Glasgow) missionary at Sialkot, Panjab 
[in succession to Thomas Hunter, who was 
killed in the Mutiny of 1857], 24th Aug. 
1859; pres. to this charge 29th Dec. 1870; 
adm. 16th March 1871. Marr. 26th Aug. 
1859, Ellison M'Farlane, daugh. of Ebenezer 
Steven, cotton-spinner, Glasgow, and has 
issue — Alexander Browning, M.B., CM., 
born 1860; Ellison Steven, born 1861 
(marr. John Annan, Bearsden), died 1913 ; 
Robert M'Cheyne [B.D., ord. by Presb. 
of Hamilton missionary at Gujrat, Panjab, 
25th Sept. 1885], born 1862; Bethia 
Mary Jane, born 1864 ; Joanna Martin, 
born and died 1865 ; William Watt, 
born and died 1866 ; M'Leod Watson, born 
1868, died 1869 ; Margaretta Violet Prinsep, 
born 1870, died 1895 ; Ebenezer Steven, 
C.E., born 1871, died 1892; Ethel Marion 
Jackson, born 1874 (marr. Dr Potter, 
Derby) ; Norman M'Leod, architect and 
farmer, Slaterville, U.S.A., born 1875 ; 
Edith Maud, born 1878 ; John M'Farlane, 
solicitor, Strathaven, born 1880. Publi- 
cation — "History of the Panjab Mission" 
(Church of Scotland Mission Record, 1907). 
— [Youngson's Forty Years of the Panjab 
Mission, 112.] 



1918 



ROBERT DALY, born Kilmarnock, 4th 
Nov. 1884, son of Allan D. and 
Margaret Henderson Hall; edu- 
cated at Grammar School and Academy, 
Kilmarnock, and Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. 
(1910); became a certificated teacher; 
licen. by Presb. of Dunbarton 5th May 
1914; assistant at St George's, Glasgow; 
ord. to Dean Park Parish, Glasgow, 1st 
Dec. 1914; trans, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 8th Aug. 1918. Marr. 7th July 

1909, Agnes Glover, daugh. of Samuel 
Scarlett, Kilmarnock, and has issue — 
Janet Howie M'Master, born 28th May 

1910, died 26th March 1912; Margaret 
Henderson Hall, born 13th April 1913; 
Allan Scarlett, born 17th Feb. 1915; 
Samuel Scarlett, born 5th Jan. 1917. 

GREENGAIRS (Q.S.). 

[A church was opened 18th June 1876. 
The parish of Greengairs was disjoined 
from New Monkland, 13th July 1894.] 

i [ALEXANDER OGILVIE BROWN, 
served as a licentiate from 1873 to 
1873 July 1877.] 

JAMES MUIR, born Bellshill, Lanark- 
shire, 1st Nov. 1841, son of James 
M. and Isabella Baird ; educated 
at Bellshill School and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Hamilton in 1877 ; 
assistant at Dalziel ; ord. 29th Dec. 1877 ; 
dem. 4th Aug. 1884, on appointment to St 
George's Church, Grenada, West Indies, 
1st Sept. 1884 ; trans, to St James's Church, 
Wakenaam, Demerara, 1887 ; died at 
Georgetown, British Guiana, 5th Dec. 
1892. He was the founder of the Coolie 
Mission in British West Indies. He marr. 
6th July 1869, Jessie M'Kelvie (died 5th 
Aug. 1919), daugh. of John Reid, and 
had issue — James, Controller of City of 
Ottawa, born 25th June 1871 ; John 
Reid, fleet surgeon R.N., Croix de Guerre, 
born 11th Jan. 1873 ; Andrew Reid, M.M., 
2nd lieut. R.F.A., born 5th Dec. 1874, 
died of wounds in France, 7th Nov. 
1917 ; Thomas, sub-editor Cape Times, born 
8th Oct. 1876, died 12th March 1913; 
Mary M'Bride, nurse, served in France, 



1877 



Hamilton] GREENGAIRS— HALLSIDE— HAMILTON 



257 



1914-18, born 1st Sept. 1878 (marr. 4th 
Aug. 1918, Captain Ralph Elswood Cole- 
man, C.A.M.C. ; Isa Baird Forbes, nurse, 
served in France, born 3rd Sept. 1880 ; 
Jessie Eeid,born 7th Oct. 1882 (marr. 1911, 
Charles Albert Donovan, Canada) ; Dougald 
Baird, artist, R.F.A., born 7th Oct. 1882 j 
Jane Park, born 20th Nov. 1884, died 8th 
Aug. 1894. 

WILLIAM GREEN, ord. 13th Nov. 
1884 ; dem. on election to Inverallan 



1884 



28th Feb. 1888. 



1888 



1893 



1910 



1916 



ALEXANDER MACRAE, ord. 24th 
July 1888; res. 19th Nov. 1892 
[afterwards min. of Crown Court 
Church, London (q.v.)]. 

ROBERT CHALMERS ANDERSON, 
M.A. ; ord. 29th June 1893; adm. 
first min. of the parish 28th Aug. 

1894 ; trans, to Sinclairtown, Kirkcaldy, 

18th May 1910. 

CHARLES PETER GRANT, M.A; 
ord. 28th Sept. 1910; trans, to Well- 
park, Greenock, 15th Aug. 1916. 

JAMES RUSSELL, born Kirkfieldbank, 
Lesmahagow, 4th Feb. 1859, son of 
John R. and Ann Smith ; educated 
at New Lanark School and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; min. of the Evangelical Union 
Church, Kilwinning, 1882-91 ; of the Evan- 
gelical Union Congregational Church, 
Anstruther-Easter, 1891-9 ; of Emmanuel 
Congregational Church, Overnewton, Glas- 
gow, 1899-1908 ; of Congregational Church, 
Muirkirk, 1908-14 ; adm. as a licentiate 
of the Church of Scotland by the General 
Assembly in 1914; ord. 14th Dec. 1916. 
Marr. 9th March 1904, Mary, daugh. of John 
Keddie and Mary Waugh, and has issue — 
Ambrose Shepherd, born 16th May 1905. 

HALLSIDE (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Hallside was disjoined 
from Cambuslang, 15th March 1901.] 

PATRICK HYNDS HUTCHINSON, 
M.A. (Glasgow 1883) ; ord. 26th Jan. 
1892 ; res. 1894, and became min. of 
St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Hunt- 
ingdon, Quebec, Canada. 

VOL. III. 



1892 



1918 



WILLIAM HENRY PORTER, app. 
1894 1894 [afterwards min. of Cults], 

ROBERT LOGAN, app. 1896, ord. first 
,„__ min. of the parish 26th June 1901 ; 

1896 _ r . 

trans, to Dunrossness 13th Oct. 1911. 
WILLIAM M'MILLAN, ord. 27th March 
1912 *^ 12 » trans - to St Leonard's Parish, 
Dunfermline, 30th Aug. 1917. 

WILLIAM CONWAY, born Ballymena, 
Co. Antrim, 26th June 1874, son of 
Thomas C. and Agnes Wilson ; edu- 
cated at Ballymena and Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; licen. by Free Presb. of Edinburgh 
in 1909; assistant at Free St Columba's, 
Edinburgh; ord. to Free Church, Elgin, 
9th June 1909 ; trans, to Free Church, 
Coatbridge, 9th May 1912; adm. to this 
charge 23rd January 1918. Marr. 11th 
May 1893, Mary, daugh. of Adam Anderson 
and Esther Buick, Knowhead, Broughshane, 
Co. Antrim, and has issue — Esther, born 
28th Feb. 1894; Agnes, born 6th March 
1896; William, born 12th March 1898; 
Adam, born 9th Aug. 1900; Mary, born 
11th Aug. 1903; Florence, born 4th Oct. 
1905; Ann Wilson, born 1st Aug. 1909; 
Thomas James Norman, born 24th April 
1914; Leonorina Maude, born 17th July 1916. 

HAMILTON, of old CADYOW. 

[The rectory of Cadyow was a prebend 
belonging to the Dean of Glasgow. In 
1451 James, first Lord Hamilton, built a 
new and larger church for the parish on 
a site very near where Hamilton Palace 
now stands. This new place of worship he 
endowed as a collegiate church. At the 
same time he caused the name of the parish 
to be changed to Hamilton. In the church 
then erected there was a Chapel of St 
Mary. In 1459 Lord Hamilton founded 
a hospital also within the parish. This 
was dedicated to St Mary of Bethlehem. 
In 1732 the parish church was removed 
to the town of Hamilton. Yearly fairs 
were held at Hamilton in honour of St 
Laurence and St Martin. In Hamilton 
churchyard a stone marks the place where 
are buried the heads and right arms of four 
Clydesdale men taken prisoners in the 

R 



258 



HAMILTON 



[PRESB. OF 



1562 



Pentland Rising. These men, John Parker, 
Gavin Hamilton, James Hamilton, and 
Christopher Strang, were hanged at Edin- 
burgh on 7th Dec. 1666. As was the 
custom, their bodies were buried beside 
the gallows, but their heads and right arms 
were publicly exposed at Hamilton in their 
own country.] 

ROBERT HAMILTON, rector of Tor- 
rens in 1558, and prebendary of Her- 
seldean in the Collegiate Church of 
Bothwell ; joined the Protestant Party and 
accompanied John Knox to Berwick-upon- 
Tweed in the end of July 1559. At the 
General Assembly, 30th June 1562, John 
Willock, Superintendent of the West, was 
ordered to investigate a scandal against H., 
and, if necessary, to remove him from the 
ministry. This was not done, and by the 
Assembly which met on Christmas Day 
1562, Knox being Moderator, H. was app. 
min. of this parish. He was at Torrens 
from 1576 until after 1580.— [Knox's Works, 
ii. ; Beg. Min. ; Hamilton Tests. ; Booke of 
the Kirk.] 

JOHN DAVIDSON, min. in 1567, with 
Cambusnethan, Dalserf, and Dalziel 
also in the charge. In 1574, instead 
of Cambusnethan and Dalziel, Blantyre 
and Cambuslang were conjoined with 
Hamilton. It is stated that in 1577 he 
threatened and admonished those inhabit- 
ing Hamilton Castle "for rioting, etc., 
declaring how he saw in a vision a great 
arm with a sword in its hand standing 
above it, and forcibly striking it down to 
the ground, till it injured the wood by 
which it was surrounded as well as the 
town." He was a member of Assembly 
24th April 1581, and app. by the Privy 
Council, 6th March 1589, a commissioner 
within the bounds of Clydesdale for the 
maintenance and defence of true religion ; 
still min. here in 1596. — [Beg. Min. ; 
Calderwood's Hist., iv., 139 ; Melvill's 
Autob., 43 ; Keith's Hist., 575.] 

ROBERT RAE, reader in lb74.—[Beg. 
1574 Min.] 

JOHN MUIRHEAD, MA. ; adm. to 
Rutherglen 16th Dec. 1586 ; min. of 
Shotts in 1593; min. of Glasford in 



1567 



1604 



1597 



1595 ; trans, and adm. in 1597. He was 
pres. by James VI. to the Deanery of 
Glasgow 26th Jan. 1603; died 10th Oct. 
that year, aged about 40. He marr. (1) 
Margaret Crawford, who died in Oct. 1599, 
and had issue — James ; Agnes : (2) Mar- 
garet Hamilton, who survived him, and 
marr. (2) (cont. 17th Jan. 1606), Anthony 
Kennedy of Bogend. — [Beg. Assig. ; Edin. 
and Hamilton Tests. ; Ayr Sas. Beg., iii., 
274 ; Glasg. Com. Deeds, 4th Aug. 1612.] 

GAVIN HAMILTON, MA. ; trans, from 
Bothwell, and adm. in 1604 ; app. 
Bishop of Galloway (q.v.) 3rd March 

1605, but still held the charge in 1608.— 

[Beg. Assig.] 

JAMES HAMILTON, M.A., son of 
Robert H. of Dalserf ; min. of Car- 
munnock in 1586 ; trans, to Dalserf 
10th April 1600 ; trans, and adm. after 
4th May 1609. He was a member of 
the Court of High Commission 15th June 
1619, and of a Commission for the 
maintenance of Church Discipline 21st 
Oct. 1634. He was dep. 3rd April 1639 for 
refusing to acknowledge the General As- 
sembly of 1638. He obtained a protection 
from the Marquess of Montrose 29th Aug. 
1645, and died 28th Oct. 1648, aged about 
83. He marr. Anne, only child of James 
Hamilton of Shields, and had issue — 
Robert, probably min. of Glasford; James; 
Isobel. His widow had a grant from Parlia- 
ment of £100 sterling, 2nd and 12th July 
1661. — [Anderson's House of Hamilton; 
Booke of the Kirk ; Hamilton Tests. ; Inq. 
Bet. de Tut., 238, 239 ; Calderwood's Hist. ; 
Acts of Pari., vii.; Melvill's Autob.; Baillie's 
Lett. ; Beg. of Deeds, cclxxxviii., 306, 354 
14th Jan. 1624 ; ibid., ccccl., 426.] 

[JAMES CUNNINGHAM, M.A. ; min. 
of Old Cumnock in 1608; was a 
member of the Glasgow Assembly 
of 1638, and had been spoken of for the 
Moderatorship when Alexander Henderson 
was elected ; made a request to that As- 
sembly to be allowed translation to some 
other parish should an opportunity arise. 
"It was thought," says Baillie, "he was 
furthered to make this motion by his hopes 



HAMILTON] 



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259 



to obtain the more large paroche, but more 
profitable, of Paisley or Hamilton, and 
readily he might have been made welcome 
to either, but his too ardent desire to be at 
them and from his own people, has made 
his own to disgust him and these to have 
no great feast of him." In 1642 he was 
trans, to this parish. The Register of Ayr 
Presb. refers to him as " presentlie minister 
of the kirk of Hamiltoun," 19th May 1642 ; 
at a meeting of Presb. of Ayr upon that 
date, he was present and gave information 
regarding the state of the church, manse, 
and glebe, and the minutes constantly speak 
of him as "last min. of Cumnock." He 
continued to reside at Cumnock, and for 
some unknown reason never entered on his 
new charge]. — [Baillie's Lett., i., 166.] 

JAMES NAISMITH [NASMYTH], 

1649 ^-^' > m ^ n - ™ 1649 5 deprived by 
the Privy Council, 16th Sept. 1662, 
for refusing to take the Oath of Allegiance ; 
granted indulgence at Glasford in 1672. 

THOMAS BELL, having served for 

lfie „ a twelvemonth, during which the 

church had no other min., was 

allowed 1000 merks Scots out of vacant 

stipends in 1664. — [P. C. Decreta.] 

JAMES RAMSAY, M.A. ; trans, from 
1664 Linlithgow in 1664 ; became Bishop 
of Dunblane (q.v.) in 1673. 

ROBERT DOUGLAS, M.A. ; trans. 

le75 from Renfrew ; pres. by his cousin 

"William, Duke of Hamilton, and 

adm. in 1675 ; became Bishop of Brechin 

(q.v.) that year. 

THOMAS HAMILTON, born about 
1683 ^47, secon d son of James H. of 
Woodhall; M.A. (Glasgow, 26th 
July 1668) ; min. of Bothwell about 1672 ; 
trans, to Carnwath 21st May 1675 ; trans, 
to Stenton before 3rd June 1679 ; trans, 
and adm. after 5th Sept. 1683. He was 
charged with an unnatural crime, but 
acquitted by the Court of Justiciary, 5th 
Oct. 1685. He went to Ireland, and died 
at Ballyroy, King's Co., Nov. 1699. He 
marr. before 1679, Jean, daugh. of Sir 



Francis Douglas of Sandilands, and widow 
of Alexander Inglis, min. of Douglas.— 
[Family of Birnie of Broomhill ; Fountain - 
hall's Diary ; Wodrow's Hist., iv., 345 ; 
Reg. of Deeds, Durie, 22nd March 1679.] 

ROBERT SCOTT, bapt. 21st Jan. 1641 ; 
youngest son of Sir William S. of 
Clerkington ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; M.A. (1670) ; licen. by George 
Bishop of Edinburgh, 11th Dec. 1672 ; min. 
of Inverkeithing in 1673 ; trans, to Canon- 
gate Parish, Edinburgh, before 28th Nov. 
1676 ; trans, and adm. about 1686 ; prob- 
ably outed at the Revolution, but was alive 
and possessed the lands of Kinglassie 4th 
Nov. 1707. He marr. (1) Isobel Cullen, 
and had issue — Charles, bapt. 15th April 
1673 : (2) Barbara Martin, widow of Charles 
Carnegie, D.D., Dean of Brechin. Publica- 
tions — A Funeral Sermon on the Death of 
Charles, Earl of Southesk (Edinburgh, 
1699) ; A Sermon on the Dreadful Fire at 
Edinburgh, 3rd Feb. 1700 (Edinburgh, 
1701). — [Douglas's Baronage, 218; Beg. 
Collat. ; Morison's Diet., xxviii. ; Southesk 
Papers, i. ; Edin. Reg. (Bapt.) ; Fife Sas., 
xv., 11.] 

JOHN INGLIS, M.A. (Edinburgh, 15th 
1687 April 1652) ; adm. to Second Charge 
28th Jan. 1658; deprived by the 
Act of Parliament 11th June, and Decreet 
of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662. " He had 
the boldness to preach on the Sunday after 
the proclamation of this abnoxious Act, 
which so enraged the Earl of Middleton, 
who said that ' had it not been for respect 
to the Duke of Hamilton, he should have 
hanged him before his own door."' He 
was granted indulgence at Bo'ness 3rd Sept. 
1672 ; returned to Hamilton at the Tolera- 
tion, and officiated in this charge from 29th 
Oct. 1687 to 23rd Sept. 1690, when he dem. 
He died Nov. 1699. Wodrow says he had 
"great skill in divinity, and was much 
esteemed for his piety and gift of preach- 
ing." He marr. Elizabeth Stewart, and had 
issue — Alexander, shipmaster, Queensferry ; 
Anna ; Christian (marr. John Carmichael, 
min. of Pettinain). — [Reg. of Deeds, Durie, 
cvi., 3rd Sept. 1705 ; Wodrow's Anal.]. 



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[PRESB. OF 



ARCHIBALD YOUNG, MA. (Edin- 

1688 bur gk> 2>7tl1 Jul y 1663 ) > orcl - m ^ n ' at 

Downpatrick, Co. Down, June 1673; 
adm. to this charge 21st Dec. 1688 ; dem. 
Mh Oct. 1690; died before 1700.— [Reid's 
Ireland, iii., 18.] 

ROBERT WYLLIE, born 1650, son of 
Thomas W., inin. of Fenwick; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 
1668) ; tutor at Cavers ; ord. to Yarrow 
5th Feb. 1690 ; trans, to Ashkirk 3rd April 
1691 ; trans, and adm. 13th May 1692 ; died 
at Smiddiecroft 14th Feb. 1715. Wodrow 
characterises him as "a man of shining 
piety, fine taste, excellent sense, and 
singular accomplishments in every branch 
of valuable knowledge and learning." He 
marr. Rachael Murray of the Philiphaugh 
family, born 30th Sept. 1664, died 15th 
July 1694, and had issue — James and 
Thomas, both died in infancy. Publica- 
tions — A Letter respecting the Assembly 
(1703) ; A Speech without Doors concerning 
Toleration (1703) ; A Short Answer to a 
Large Paper intituled A Continuation of 
Brief and Modest Reflection (1703); A 
Letter from a Gentleman in the City to a 
Minister in the Country (1703).— [Wodrow's 
Corresp., ii., 27 ; Wodrow's Hist., ii., 419 ; 
Law's Memorialls ; Menteith's Theater of 
Mortality, 268 ; Calderwood's Hist., App. 6.] 

ALEXANDER FINDLATER, a native 
1715 °^ ^ ora y; M-JL. (King's College, 
Aberdeen, 15th July 1686); licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow, 28th Sept. 1693; 
ord. to Avendale 15th Feb. 1694 ; trans, to 
Second Charge, Hamilton, 9th Jan. 1695 ; 
trans, and adm. 28th June 1715 ; died 29th 
July 1735, aged about 65. He marr. Jean, 
daugh. of Thomas Kirkcaldie, min. of 
Dalserf, and had issue — Thomas, min. of 
West Linton ; Robert, appointed master 
of the Grammar School of Hamilton, 2nd 
July 1726 ; Alexander, M.A., schoolmaster 
at Montrose, appointed Classical Master in 
Edinburgh High School, 3rd Jan. 1718, 
died 20th Jan. 1735; Elizabeth; Ann; 
Basil ; John ; Charles ; James. — [Wodrow's 
Anal. ; Steven's High School, App. vi., 89 ; 
Family of Birnie of Broomhill ; MS. Burgh 
Records of Hamilton.'] 



ROBERT HAMILTON, born Glen- 
7 hoove, 3rd March 1691, second son 
of Robert H., Wishaw; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Hamilton 28th June 1715 ; ord. to 
Second Charge, Hamilton, 17th Nov. 1719 ; 
trans, and adm. 29th July 1735 ; died 13th 
July 1765. He marr. 9th March 1721, 
Cecil (died before 1758), daugh. of Francis 
Borland, min. of Glasford, and had issue 
— James, min. of Abbey Parish, Paisley ; 
Robert, born 20th Aug. 1723, died 15th 
April 1765 ; Francis, born 8th April 1727 ; 
Anna; Rachel, died 23rd May 1813. — 
[Anderson's House of Hamilton ; Glasg. 
Tests. ; Scots Peerage, ii., 51.] 

JAMES MILLAR of Millheugh, parish 
i7ee °^ Blantyre, born 1701, son of John 
M. ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
MA. (7th May 1720); licen. by Presb. of 
Hamilton 28th Sept. 1726 ; ord. to Shotts, 
26th Sept. 1728; trans, to Second Charge, 
Hamilton, 27th Sept. 1737 ; trans, and adm. 
28th Jan. 1766 ; died 28th June 1785. He 
marr. 30th Aug. 1734, Ann (died 19th June 
1766), daugh. of Archibald Hamilton of 
Westburn, Cambuslang, and had issue — 
John of Millheugh and Whitemoss, advo- 
cate (1760), Professor of Law, Univ. of 
Glasgow, author of The Origin of the 
Distinction of Ranks, born 22nd June 1735, 
died 30th May 1801 ; Ann, born 7th May 
1744 (marr. Alexander Hutchison, min. in 
1785); Archibald, born 5th Nov. 1748; 
Margaret. — [Moncreiff's Life of Erskine; 
Works of Dugald Stewart, xii., 13, 80 ; 
Annals of Blantyre, 78 ; Edinburgh Revieiv, 
iii., 154-81; ibid., iv., 83-92; Diet. Nat. 
Biog.] 

ALEXANDER HUTCHISON, born 
1785 1734, second son of John H. ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. 
by Presb. of Lanark 5th Oct. 1762 ; assist- 
ant at Kilwinning ; ord. to Second Charge, 
Hamilton, 14th Nov. 1776; pres. by 
Douglas, Duke of Hamilton, and adm. 
26th July 1785; D.D. (Glasgow 1786); 
died from the accidental discharge of a 
fowling-piece when at his window intending 
to shoot birds, 15th Jan. 1821. He marr. 
26th Aug. 1777, Ann Miller (died 8th Jan. 



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1808), daugh. of his predecessor, and had 
issue — Ann, born 14th July 1778 (marr. 
James Hamilton, D.D., min. of Lesma- 
hagow) ; John, merchant, Glasgow, born 
22nd April 1780; James, LL.D., born 9th 
Dec. 1781, died 10th Sept. 1857 ; Christian, 
born 29th Sept. 1783, died 8th June 1796 ; 
Thomas, born 3rd Dec. 1785, died 21st April 
1786 ; Thomas, born 17th Oct. 1787. 

WILLIAM MEEK, born 1774, son of 
William M. of Fortisset; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Hamilton 17th Nov. 1796; ord. 
to Torphichen 31st Aug. 1797; D.D. 
(Glasgow, 10th June 1802); pres. by the 
Commissioner for Alexander, Duke of 
Hamilton ; trans, and adm. 6th Nov. 1821 ; 
died 5th Feb. 1837. He marr. 5th June 
1809, Christian Croil, who died 22nd Feb. 
1865, and had issue — William, born 21st 
Nov. 1810, died 4th April 1829; Janet, 
born 12th May 1813; Thomas, born 12th 
Nov., and died 28th Nov. 1814; John of 
Fortisset, Provost of Hamilton, 1857, born 
2nd March 1816, died 15th Nov. 1893; 
Christina, born 12th Sept. 1817 (marr. 
AVilliam Paterson Falconer, min. of Lad- 
hope) ; James, born 27th Sept., and died 
28th Sept. 1819 ; Margaret, born 4th March 
1821, died 12th Feb. 1823; Margaret, born 
1st Aug. 1824 (marr. Walter Buchanan 
Ogilvy) ; Jessie, born 9th Oct. 1827 (marr. 
William Maxwell Hetherington, D.D., min. 
of Torphichen); William, born 31st Oct. 
1832, died near San Francisco, 7th May 1861. 

PETER HAY KEITH, born Glasgow, 
1837 1800, eldest son of Daniel K., and 
Mary Williamson ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 
29th Sept. 1829 ; pres. by Alexander, Duke 
of Hamilton; ord. 28th Sept. 1837; D.D. 
(Glasgow, 26th April 1844) ; died 30th Oct. 
1874. He marr. 13th Feb. 1839, Hannah 
(died 7th Aug. 1883 aged 74), daugh. of 
Archibald, Buchanan of Catrine Bank, parish 
of Sorn, and had issue— Hannah Agnes, born 
10th June 1840 (marr. John Marshall Lang, 
C.V.O., D.D., LL.D., Principal of Univ. 
of Aberdeen); Patrick, writer, Hamilton, 
born 25th Feb. 1842, died 13th July 1920 ; 
Archibald Buchanan, born 9th July, and 



died 7th Oct. 1844 ; Archibald Buchanan, 
born 19th Dec. 1845, died 1892; James 
Buchanan, merchant, London, born 18th 
Jan. 1847 ; Arthur (twin), born 18th Jan. 
1847 ; Henry, stockbroker, Glasgow, born 
10th Sept. 1848, died 1897; Mary Susan, 
born 25th Nov. 1850 (marr. 23rd Sept. 1886, 
Alexander Lang, C.M.G.. banker, London). 

HENRY MONTEITH HAMILTON, 
1874 k° rn Glasgow, 17th Aug. 1836, fourth 
son of John George H., sometime 
writer, afterwards merchant there, and great- 
grandson of John H., D.D., min. of St 
Mungo's, Glasgow, Moderator of Assembly in 
1766 ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow ; ord. to Durisdeer 
20th Nov. 1862 ; trans, to Second Charge, 
Hamilton, 22nd Sept. 1864; pres. by 
William, 12th Duke of Hamilton, 19th 
Nov., and trans, and adm. 24th Nov. 1874 ; 
D.D. (Glasgow 1889) ; dem. 10th Oct. 1900; 
died at Holme Hill, Dunblane, 13th June 
1903. He marr. 20th June 1871, Margaret 
(born 14th Oct. 1843, died sp. 29th Oct. 
1884), younger daugh. of Robert Ker of 
Auchensaith. 

EDWARD LITTON THOMPSON, born 
1900 Ooleraine, Co. Londonderry, 31st 
May 1841, son of Robert T., linen 
merchant, and Helen Maria, daugh. of the 
Rev, James Boyle, Dunluce, Co. Antrim ; 
educated at Coleraine Institution and 
Univs. of Glasgow and Edinburgh; licen. 
by Presb. of Inveraray in 1865 ; assistant at 
Linlithgow ; ord. to Newton-upon-Ayr 13th 
May 1869 ; trans, to Second Charge of this 
parish 18th March 1875; D.D. (Glasgow, 
25th April 1890); trans, and adm. 18th 
Dec. 1900; sometime convener of Com- 
mittee on Aids to Devotion. Marr. 27th 
Oct. 1916, Helena Gunn, daugh. of Walter 
Nicol Russell, schoolmaster, Glendevon, 
and Elizabeth Sarah Smith Keddie. Pub- 
lications — The Origin and Develojyment of 
Christian Liturgies [thesis for D.D. degree] ; 
Farewell Words (Ayr, 1875) ; The Relation 
of the Clergy to War (1900). 

NORMAN MACLEOD CAIE, born 
7 2nd Oct. 1874, son of George John- 
stone O, D.D., min. of Forfar ; edu- 
cated at George Watson's College, Edin- 



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HAMILTON 



[PEESB. OF 



burgh, and Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1892), B.D. (1897); licen. by Presb. of 
Forfar in 1898 ; assistant at St Mary's, 
Partick ; ord. to New Kilpatrick 29th June 
1899 ; trans, to St Matthew's Parish, Edin- 
burgh, 21st Feb. 1907; trans, to Pollok- 
shields 14th Sept. 1911 ; trans, and adm. 
(assistant and successor) 11th Oct. 1917. 
Marr. 5th March 1901, Mary Rennie 
Mathers, daugh. of Alexander Wood, 
Provost of Partick, and Mary Mathers, 
and has issue— Mary Mathers Wood, born 
5th April 1902; Norman M'Leod, born 
8th May 1905 ; Annabel Hyndman, born 
23rd March 1908. Publications— 4 Trinity 
of Christian Graces (Glasgow, 1905) ; The 
Architecture of Life (Glasgow, 1906) ; The 
Church and the Child (London, 1909) ; The 
Deeper Meanings of Change [Sermon on 
the War] (Glasgow, 1914); A Mother's 
Goodbye [a song] (London, 1917). 

Second Charge. 

[With the aid of Anne, Duchess of 
Hamilton, a Second Charge was secured 
for the parish of Hamilton in 1695. For 
the better working of the two charges, the 
additional place of worship called Auchin- 
gramont Church was built in 1860. 

GAVIN HAMILTON, M.A. ; min. in 
1590; trans, to Bothwell after 



1590 



1593. 



1645 



ROBERT HAMILTON, min. in 1594.— 
1594 [Reg. Assig.] 

JAMES NAISMITH, M.A. ; trans, from 
Dalmellington, and adm. 23rd Nov. 
1645 ; trans, to First Charge in or 
about 1649. 

JOHN HART, perhaps son of John H. 
in West Quarter, parish of Glasford, 
who suffered death at Glasgow in 
1666; adm. 2nd Jan. 1653. In 1656 he 
was trans, to Taughboyne, Ireland, where 
he was ejected in 1662, and imprisoned on 
a charge of being accessory to a plot 
against the bishops. From 1681 to July 
1682 he was imprisoned for holding a 
fast, but was released on paying a fine of 
twenty shillings. He died before 1689. — 



[Reid's Ireland, ii., 359 ; Blair's Autob. ; 
Wodrow's Hist., ii., 52.] 

JOHN INGLIS, M.A. ; called 6th Sept. 
1657 ; adm. 28th Jan. 1658 ; deprived 
by Act of Parliament 11th June, and 

Decreet of the Privy Council 1st Oct. 

1662. He became min. of the First 

Charge in 1687. ' 



ALEXANDER FINDLATER, M.A.; 
trans, from Strathaven, and adm. 
9th Jan. 1695 ; trans, to First 
Charge 28th June 1715. 



1695 



ROBERT HAMILTON, called 8th 
1715 Sept., and ord. 17th Nov. 1715; 
trans, to First Charge 29th July 
1735. 

JAMES MILLAR of Millheugh, M.A. ; 
1737 ^ rans - from Shotts ; called 12th July, 
and adm. 27th Sept. 1737; trans, to 
First Charge 28th Jan. 1766. 



1766 



\ JAMES BAILLIE, D.D. ; trans, from 
Bothwell ; pres. by the Trustees for 
James George, Duke of Hamilton, 

and adm. 23rd Oct. 1766; app. Professor 

of Divinity in the Univ. of Glasgow (q.v.) 

19th Dec. 1775. 

ALEXANDER HUTCHISON, pres. by 

..,_,__ the Commissioner for Douglas, Duke 

of Hamilton, and ord. 14th Nov. 

1776; trans, to First Charge 26th July 

1785. 

ALEXANDER FLEMING, born Hawk- 
1785 w0 °d> 30tn J u ty 1747, son of John 
F., farmer ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1771) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Lanark 28th March 1780 ; pres. by Douglas, 
Duke of Hamilton, and ord. 17th Nov. 1785 ; 
app. Chaplain in Ordinary to the King in 
Scotland 7th Sept. 1799; D.D. (Glasgow 
1800) ; died 28th May 1830. He marr. 30th 
March 1786, Margaret Boyes, who died 8th 
Sept. 1799, and had issue — John Boyes, 
born 26th Jan. 1787 ; Jane, born 2nd March 
1790 (marr. 30th Oct. 1809, Sir William 
Drysdale of Pitteuchar, W.S.), died 18th 
Nov. 1812 ; Alexander, W.S., Edinburgh, 
born 26th Oct. 1792, died 27th July 1879. 



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^WILLIAM BUCHAN, born Crieff, 1806, 
1831 son of John B., brewer, and Mary 
Lawson ; educated at Univs. of St 
Andrews and Edinburgh ; Keen, by Presb. of 
Auchterarder 6th May 1828 ; pres. by Alex- 
ander, Duke of Hamilton, 20th Nov. 1830 ; 
ord. 21st April 1831. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843; min. of the Free Church, Hamilton, 
1843-69; died 21st June 1869. He marr. 
(1) 10th April 1832, Jane, daugh. of Robert 
Brown, Leith : (2) 24th March 1857, Ann 
Campbell (died 31st May 1901), daugh. of 
William Naismith, Saffron Hall, Hamilton, 
and had issue — William, advocate, died 22nd 
Jan. 1917. — [Brown's Annals of the Disrup- 
tion, 375.] 

JOHN SMYTHE MEMES, born 
1844 Brechin, lltn Feb. 1795, son of 
James M. ; educated at Univ. of 
Aberdeen ; LL.D. (source unknown, year 
before 1826) ; rector of Ayr Academy, 
1826-44; ord. 15th Feb. 1844; died at 
Muirhall, 13th May 1858, "a man of com- 
manding appearance and varied talents." 
He marr. (1) 1822, Anne Eliza Ritchie, and 
had issue — John, sometime teacher in Ayr 
Academy, died in Australia ; Robert, 
solicitor, died 20th Dec. 1860 : (2) 1834, 
Mary (died 3rd Oct. 1841), daugh. of 
Robert Shortreed, Sheriff - substitute of 
Roxburghshire [the companion of Sir 
Walter Scott], and Margaret Fair, and 
had issue — Thomas, born 1836, died in 
Australia 1916 ; James, merchant, London 
and Rotterdam, died in 1905 ; Mary 
Margaret Fair, born 1st Sept. 1841 (marr. 
16th Sept. 1879, John Miller Maxwell, 
shipper, London) : (3) 30th June 1847, 
Ann M'Pherson Macallum, Glasgow, who 
died s.j). 12th March 1895. Publications 
— Memoirs of Antonio Canova : with a 
Historical View of Modern Sculpture (Edin- 
burgh, 1825) ; Memoirs of the Empress 
Josephine (London and New York, 1832); 
Works of William Cowper, 3 vols. (Edin- 
burgh, 1834); Bourrienne's Memoirs of 
Napoleon Bonaparte [translated], 3 vols. 
(London, 1836) [in Library of Standard 
Biographies, 1903]; History of Sculpture, 
Painting, etc. (London, 1837) ; Life of 
William Cowper (Edinburgh, 1837) : 



Daguerre's History and Practice of Photo- 
genic Dratuing [the Daguerreotype] (London, 
1839) ; Poems of William Cowper, with 
Notes (Edinburgh, 1840, 4th ed. 1844).— 
[Air Academy and Burgh Schule, 83, 104.] 



WILLIAM ROBERTSON, born 1829, 
1858 y° un g es t son of John R., farmer, 
Downcastle, Perthshire ; educated at 
Univs. of Glasgow and Aberdeen ; ord. to 
Midmar 7th Sept. 1854 ; trans, and adm. 
to St Bernard's, Edinburgh, 11th April 
1856 ; pres. by William, eleventh Duke of 
Hamilton, 20th Aug. 1858 ; trans, and adm. 
23rd Nov. 1858. On 27th Oct. 1863, he 
was granted leave of absence for a year on 
account of ill-health ; died at sea on board 
the Damascus 4th Dec. 1863, and was 
buried in the English Cemetery, Sydney, 
11th Jan. 1864. He marr. Jane Fraser, 
who died 15th May 1915, and had issue — 
John James, Life Association of Scotland, 
born 10th Sept. 1858, died 14th Nov. 1900 ; 
Agnes Fraser, authoress, born 21st March 
1861 ; Elizabeth Margaret, born 1st Aug. 
1862.— [J. Turnbull Smith's Sketch of St 
Bernard's, 108.] 

HENRY MONTEITH HAMILTON, 

1864 ^rans. f rom Durisdeer ; pres. by 

William, twelfth Duke of Hamilton, 

21st May 1864, and adm. 22nd Sept. 1864 ; 

trans, to First Charge 24th Nov. 1874. 

EDWARD LITTON THOMPSON, 
^ D.D. ; trans, from Newton-upon- 
Ayr, and adm. 18th March 1875 ; 
trans, to First Charge 18th Dec. 1900. 

JAMES MACGIBBON, M.A., B.D. ; 
trans, from Blackford, and adm. 28th 
April 1901 ; trans, to St Mungo's 
Parish, Glasgow, 21st June 1916. 



JOHN LANCELOT CONSTANTINE 
1917 TULLOCH, M.A., B.D. ; trans, from 
Stichill [vide vol. ii., 94], and adm. 
8th Jan. 1917. 



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HARTHILL AND BENHAR— CARFIN CHAPEL [presb. of 



HARTHILL AND BEN- 
HAR (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Harthill and Benhar was 
disjoined from Shotts, 18th March 1878.] 

ALEXANDER WATT, born Kintore, 
18 -_ Aberdeenshire, 9th Aug. 1845, son 
of John W., farmer, and Agnes 
Mackie ; educated at Grammar School and 
Univ. of Aberdeen ; sometime teacher at 
Blackheath, London ; licen. by Presb. of 
Hamilton 27th Aug. 1874 ; missionary here, 
1874-7; ord. 13th Feb. 1877; adm. first 
min. of the parish in 11878 ; dem. 1919. 
Marr. Oct. 1878, Sarah Alice Mahon, and 
has issue — Agnes Mary Stewart. 

KENNEDY ADAMS, born Drumagomer, 

1919 ^°' Derr y' lst O ct - 1869 ; son of 

Alexander A. and Mary Torrens ; 
educated at Lisowen School and Queen's 
College, Belfast; B.A. (1895); licen. by 
Presb. of Tyrone June 1899; assistant at 
Portglenone and Donegall Road Presby- 
terian Church, Belfast ; ord. to Orritor 
Presbyterian Church 24th Sept. 1902 ; trans, 
to Greengairs U.F. Church 6th July 1916 ; 
trans, and adm. 20th Nov. 1919. Marr. 29th 
Jan. 1919, Helen Elizabeth Cumming, daugh. 
of Alexander Grant, min. of Stoer. 



HOLYTOWN (Q.S.). 

[A church was built here in 1837. The 
parish of Holy town was disjoined from 
Bothwell, 15th July 1863.] 

ROBERT GILLAN, adm. from South 
1837 Shields 26th Oct. 1837; trans, to 
Wishaw 23rd March 1843. 

JOHN WILKIE, born Strathmartine, 

1843 180 ^' son °^ ^ n ^' anc * Margaret 
Boyd ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow; ord. 15th Sept. 1843; adm. first min. 
of the parish 30th Dec. 1863; died 28th 
April 1885. He marr. 27th Aug. 1844, 
Mary Ann Wilson, who died March 1878, 
aged 69, and had issue — John George, born 
30th Oct. 1845, died 22nd Feb. 1902 ; 
James Wilson, born 5th March 1847, died 



6th Sept. 1883 ; Lorraine Wilson, born 20th 
June 1848, died 10th Jan. 1875; North 
Dalrymple, born 11th Dec. 1849, died 11th 
Oct. 1896. 

ROBERT BARR DICKSON, elected 
2 18th Dec. 1882 ; ord. (assistant and 

successor) 25th Jan. 1883 ; trans, to 
Stair 20th March 1890. 

JOHN SUTHERLAND HUNTER, 
1890 son °^ J° nn H., farm servant, and 
Mary Sutherland ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; M.A. (1884) ; assistant at 
Shettleston; ord. 12th Sept. 1890; dem. 
28th Nov. 1905; min. of Bonnington Chapel, 
Edinburgh, 1908-11; res. in 1911. Marr. 
26th Feb. 1895, Lizzie, youngest daugh. of 
William Mathewson, Dunfermline, and has 
issue. 

JOHN DALZIEL DYKES, born Coat- 
1906 b r kig e > 12th Sept. 1870, son of James 
D. and Ann Semple ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Hamilton in 1898 ; assistant at Gartsherrie 
in 1898 ; missionary at Waterside in 1900 ; 
ord. to Unst 6th June 1902 ; trans, and 
adm. 5th June 1906. Marr. 18th June 
1901, Elizabeth Alexander, daugh. of James 
Gibson and Mary Samson, and has issue — 
Moira, born 13th June 1902; James, born 
22nd March 1904; Elizabeth, born 12th 
April 1906 ; Annie, born 9th March 1908. 



CARFIN CHAPEL. 

ALEXANDER SPARK, adm. 25th Sept. 
1877 1877 [afterwards min. of Rousay]. 

MARTIN BROWN M'INNES, born 
Bower, Caithness, 14th July 1858, 
son of Angus M., schoolmaster, and 
Charlotte Brown ; educated at Bower 
School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 
(1889) ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 
1892 ; assistant at Torthorwald ; ord. 21st 
July 1899 ; died unmarr., 11th Sept. 1904. 

CHARLES FAWNS JACK, born 

1905 Brechin, 1850, son of James Peter 

J. and Ann Mathers ; educated at 

Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 

Linlithgow in 1876 ; ord. to Howwood 25th 



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July 1881 ; trans, to Robertson Memorial, 
Glasgow, 4th Jan. 1883; dep. 28th May 
1892 ; was afterwards reponed and became 
assistant at Wishaw in 1902; adm. 29th 
June 1905 ; clem, in 1913. He marr. 1874, 
Helen M'Millan. 

ALEXANDER MOIR, M.A. ; ord. 19th 
1913 Sept. 1913 ; trans, to Mouswald 29th 
Sept. 1916. 

ROBERT FORSYTH M'GARRITY, 
1918 born Armadale, 15th Sept. 1869, son 
of Peter M. ; educated at Armadale 
School, Univ. of Glasgow and Free Church 
College, Glasgow ; licen. by Free Presb. of 
Linlithgow May 1892 ; assistant at Pleas- 
ance F.C., Edinburgh, and Holy Island ; 
ord. to Beaumont, Northumberland, 14th 
July 1895 ; trans, to Holderness Road 
Church, Hull, March 1910; trans, to Wark- 
on-Tyne 1913; res. 1916; app. to this 
charge March 1917; adm. to the Church 
of Scotland by the General Assembly 23rd 
May 1918; trans, to St Thomas's, Leith, 
19th May 1919. Marr. Miss Gloag, Edin- 
burgh, and has issue — a son and daugh. 

WILLIAM NOTMAN NEILL, born 

Forfar, 4th Dec. 1879, son of 
George N. and Mary Sutherland ; 
educated at Royal High School, Edinburgh, 
and Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1900), 
B.D. (1906); licen. by Presb. of Forfar 
1904 ; assistant at St Luke's, Glasgow, and 
Kirkcudbright ; ord. to Mauritius 1910 ; 
app. to Karnes Mission, Muirkirk, 1914 ; 
adm. here 10th Oct. 1919 ; served as a 
combatant in Royal Field Artillery during 
European War, 1915-19, and was wounded 
and gassed. Marr. ] 3th Sept. 1910, Agnes, 
daugh. of Joseph Salmond, and has issue — 
Angus George, born 3rd May 1911 ; Shiela 
Salmond, born 4th May 1915. 

KENMUIR (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Kenmuir was disjoined 
from Old Monkland, 19th March 1897.] 

JOHN CURRIE HUTTON, born Glas- 

1883 gow ' 1841 ' son °^ Alexander H. and 

Sarah Currie ; educated at High 

School and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 



1919 



the United Presbyterian Presb. of Edin- 
burgh. Joined the Church of Scotland, 
and was assistant at Swinton, Govan, and 
Newbattle; ord. 24th April 1883; adm. 
first min. of the parish 20th March 1897 ; 
dem. 20th Dec. 1910 ; died unmarried at 
Edinburgh, 18th Jan. 1920. 

GEORGE ALEXANDER STALKER, 
1910 born Blair-Atholl, 22nd March 1872, 
son of John S. and Margaret Stewart ; 
educated at Logiealmond School, Perth 
Academy, and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1892), B.D. (1895); licen. by Presb. of 
Dunoon in 1895 ; ord. to Inverchaolain 25th 
June 1896 ; trans, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 14th April 1910. Marr. 9th June 
1908, Gavina Elizabeth, daugh. of George 
Christie Young and Mary Cassells Weir. 



EAST KILBRIDE AND 
TORRENS. 

[East Kilbride and Torrens. — These two 
parishes were united in 1589. 

East Kilbride. — The church of Kilbride 
was a prebend belonging to the Precentor 
of Glasgow Cathedral. It was dedicated 
to St Bride. In March 1596 the parish of 
Kilbride was disjoined from the Presb. 
of Glasgow and added to that of Hamilton. 
In 1725 the lands of Busby were detached 
from this parish and annexed to Carmun- 
nock. The church of East Kilbride was 
rebuilt in 1774. A tower was added in 
1816. 

Torrens. — A Hospital of St Leonard, 
with a chapel attached to it, was founded 
at Torrens in the thirteenth century.] 

ALEXANDER LINDSAY, M.A. ; ex- 
horter at Torrens in 1567 ; reader 
in 1575. 



1567 



1576 



ROBERT HAMILTON, son of Gavin H. 
of Orbieston ; rector of Torrens in 
July 1558 and prebendary of Hessil- 
dean, in the Collegiate Church of Bothwell ; 
min. of Hamilton in 1562 ; min. at Torrens 
in 1576, and still mentioned in 1580.— 
[Hamilton Tests., Hon. de Morton, 68.] 



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EAST KILBRIDE AND TORRENS 



[PRESB. OF 



JOHN COLVILL, born about 1543, 
was second son of Robert C. of 
Cleish and Margaret, daugh. of 
James Lindsay of Dowhill. He was edu- 
cated at St Leonard's College, St Andrews, 
where he graduated M.A. about 1561. In 
1567 he was settled in this charge. James 
VI. app. him Chantor or Precentor of 
Glasgow, 20th April 1569. In 1570 he is 
spoken of as being " presently at the point 
of excommunication," doubtless because of 
alleged acts of non-residence. Carmunnock 
and Eaglesham were added to the charge 
in 1574. He was created Master of 
Requests in 1578, but appears as min. here 
in 1585, when he left. He participated in 
the Raid of Ruthven in 1582, and was twice 
ambassador to the Court of England, where 
he made himself specially obnoxious to the 
Catholic party. He was imprisoned in 
Edinburgh Castle on a charge of treason, 
15th July 1583. Having obtained his 
freedom, he was given a license to " pass 
furth of this realm, 1 ' but not to England 
or Ireland, and to remain absent for three 
years. He persisted in going to England, 
and was forfeited by Parliament, 22nd Aug. 
1584, a sentence which was apparently 
reduced, for, in Nov. 1586, he was still 
styled Chantor of Glasgow, and a deferred 
payment of his pension as Master of 
Requests was ordered to be made. On 
2nd June 1587 he became a Senator of the 
College of Justice, succeeding his uncle, 
Alexander Colvill, Commendator of Cul- 
ross, but nineteen days later he resigned 
the post in favour of the uncle aforesaid. 
He sat also in the Scots Parliament in 
1587 as Commissioner for Stirling. Soon 
afterwards he associated himself with the 
turbulent and treasonable practices of 
Francis, E^rl of Bothwell, and was obliged 
to quit the kingdom, and he probably never 
returned tc Scotland. He was in Holland 
in 1597 ; in 1599 there is mention of his 
being in London in a state of destitution, 
and offering his services in vain to Sir 
Robert Cecil ; in 1600 he was living in 
Paris, and paying occasional visits to 
Rome. He renounced Protestantism, be- 
came Roman Catholic, and died at Paris, 
Nov. 1605, "in great want and misery." 



He marr. July 1572, Janet, sister of John 
Russell, advocate, and had issue— Robert ; 
John, bapt. 29th March 1590 ; Thomas ; 
Margaret (marr. Sir Jerome Lindsay of 
Annatland, advocate, Lord Lyon King-of- 
Arms, son of David L., Bishop of Ross) ; 
a daugh. (marr. Henry Stewart of White- 
law). Publications — "Notes to be pre- 
sented to my speciall good Lord, my Lord 
Hunsdon," etc. (1584) {Miscellany of the 
Bannatyne Club, i., 85) ; The Palinod of 
John Colvill, wherein he doth penitently 
recant his former proud Offences (Edin- 
burgh, 1600; reprinted with Colvill's 
" Original Letters," 1858) ; Paroynesis 
Joannis Colvilli Scoti (2)ost quadraginta 
annorum errores in gremium Sanctce 
Catholican Romance Ecclesian quasi post- 
liminis reuersi) ad suos Tribules et Popu- 
lares (Paris, 1601) [this appeared also in 
Lowland Scots under the title The Parce- 
nese or Admonition of lo Coluille (Paris, 
1602)] ; Oratio Funebris exequiis Eliza- 
bethan nuperce Anglian Hibernian, etc., 
Peginos, destinata (Paris, 1604) ; In Obitu 
Beatiss. Papon dementis Octaui Lacryman 
Joannis Colvilli Scoti, Eiusdem in felicis- 
sima Assumptione Beatiss. Papon Leonis 
Vndecimi Gaudia (Paris, 1605) ; " Original 
Letters " (1582-1603) [edited, with Memoir, 
by David Laing for the Bannatyne Club] 
(Edinburgh, 1858