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Fasti ecclesi scotican 



FASTI ECCLESI^: SCOTICAN^ 



SYNODS OF FIFE, AND OF ANGUS 
AND MEARNS 



EDITORIAL COMMITTEE 

The Eev. 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. 

W. Traquair Dickson, M.A., W.S. 

The Rev. Professor James Mackinnon, Ph.D., D.D. 
y Sir James Balfour Paul, C.V.O., LL.D., Lord Lyon King-of-Arms. 
. The Rev. Arthur Pollok Sym, D.D. 



GENERAL COMMITTEE 



The Very Eev. David Paul, D.D., LL.D., 

Edinburgh 

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

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

The Rev. James Gillan, D.D., Edinburgh 

The Rev. J. King Hewison, D.D., Rothesay 

The Rev. Joseph Mitchell, D.D., Mauchline 

The Rev. Robert Pryde, D.D., Glasgow 

The Rev. R. W. Weir, D.D., Colinton 

The Rev. J. R. Aitken, M.A., Edinburgh 

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. Jas. F. Leishman, M.A., Linton 

The Rev. A. J. Macdonald, Killearnan 

The Rev. A. M. Macgregor, Lochryan 

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

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

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

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

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

The Rev. William Stephen, B.D., Inver- 
keithing 

The Rev. D. Macparlane Wilson, 
Thornton 

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

C. E. W. Macpherson, C.A., Edinburgh 

Thomas Reid, M.A., Lanark 

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



FASTI ECCLESI.E 
SCOTICANiE 

THE SUCCESSION OF MINISTERS IN 

THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND FROM 

THE REFORMATION 

I 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 V 



SYNODS OF FIFE, AND OF ANGUS 
AND MEARNS 



OLIVER AND BOYD 

EDINBURGH: TWEEDDALE COURT 

1925 



PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN BY 
OLIVER AND BOYD, EDINBURGH 



PREFATORY NOTE 

The Editorial Committee have pleasure in issuing the Fifth Volume 
of the Fasti. Their labours in connection with this Volume — the 
largest yet published — have again been attended with some difficulty, 
arising chiefly from the lack of information in the Separate Registers. 
In many instances these Registers have not been systematically kept, 
and important blanks have been noted. As far as possible, however, 
the Committee have been able to supply the necessary information 
from a variety of sources, not least from the Registers and Documents 
within H.M. General Register House, whose officials have given ready 
and courteous access thereto. Information has also been derived from 
numerous private individuals in various parts of the world, and volumes 
dealing with Local and Family History have been carefully consulted. 
Churchyard epitaphs have been examined, and newspaper notices have 
been considerably gleaned. Pains have been taken to verify all that 
has been recorded, and where discrepancies have occurred — mostly in 
the matter of proper names and dates — the official Registers have been 
accepted as authority. 

The Committee desire to express their thanks to the Clerks 
of the different Presbyteries; also to the Rev. William Stephen, 
Inverkeithing, for help with the Presb. of Dunfermline, the Rev. 
W. H. Porter, Cults, the Presb. of Cupar, Professor Sir Peter R. Scott 
Lang, the Presb. of St Andrews, the Rev. William Wilson, Airlie, the 
Presb. of Meigle, the Rev. Robert Hall, Rescobie, the Presb. of Forfar, 
the Rev. W. S. Buchan, Liff, and the Rev. T. D. Meredith, Inchture, the 
Presb. of Dundee, the Rev. R. C. Mitchell, Fern, the Presb. of Brechin, 
and the Rev. William Stephen, Garvock, the Presb. of Fordoun. 

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

October 1924. 



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CONTENTS 



Abbreviations 

Synod of Fife — 

I. Presbytery of Dunfermline 
II. Presbytery of Kinross 

III. Presbytery of Kirkcaldy . 

IV. Presbytery of Cupar 
V. Presbytery of St Andrews 

Synod of Angus and Mearns — 
I. Presbytery of Meigle 
II. Presbytery of Forfar 

III. Presbytery of Dundee 

IV. Presbytery of Brecbin 
V. Presbytery of Arbroatb 

VI. Presbytery of Fordoun 
Bibliography of Church and Parish Histories, etc. 
Index of Parishes and Chapels . 
Index of Ministers ..... 



PAGK 

viii 

1 

56 

76 

123 

177 

246 
276 
307 
374 
420 
452 

485 

511 

515 



ABBREVIATIONS 



adm. 


admitted 


marr. 


. married 


app. 


. appointed 


ruin. . 


minister 


bapt. 


. baptized 


ord. . 


. ordained 


coll. 


. collated 


pres. . 


. presented 


cont. 


. contract 


presb. 


. presbytery 




(marriage) 


pro. . 


. proclaimed 


dem. 


. demitted 


res. . 


resigned 


dep. 


. deposed 


s.p. . 


. without issue 


ind. 


. inducted 


trans. 


. translated 


inst. 


. instituted 


univ. 


. university 


licen. 


. licensed 


unmarr. 


. unmarried 



SYNOD OF FIFE 

The Eegister of the Synod of Fife begins at 2nd April 1639. There is a gap 
in the Record from 9th April 1657 to 22nd July 1690. 



PRESBYTERY OF DUNFERMLINE 



[In April 1581, when the General Assembly was much occupied with the organising 
of local ecclesiastical administration, one of the places chosen for the site of a Presbytery 
was Dunfermline. The Eegister of this Presbytery, as now extant, begins at 21st April 
1647. There was a volume of earlier date, covering the period from 20th July 1582 
to July 1662. On 3rd Dec. 1662 it passed into the hands of Andrew Honyman, 
Archdeacon of St Andrews, but of it nothing further is known. There are gaps in 
the Eecord from 12th May to 2nd June 1647, from 18th Sept. 1672 to 24th July 1689, 
and from 15th July 1691 to 14th Oct. 1696. From 7th April 1692 till about the end of 
the seventeenth century the Presbyteries of Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy were united. In 
1856, on the erection of the Presbytery of Kinross, the parishes of Cleish, Kinross, and 
Orwell were transferred thereto.] 



ABERDOUR. 

[The fine old church of Aberdour, now 
ruined, was dedicated to St Fillan. It 
belonged to the Abbey of Inchcolm. The 
church is about seventy feet long. St 
Fillan's Well is near it. In the town was 
an hospital of St Martha, founded 22nd July 
1474 by James, Earl of Morton, which was 
afterwards a convent of the Sisters of the 
Third Order of St Francis. Beside it was 
St Martha's Well. A fair of St Columba was 
held at Aberdour. The Augustinian Abbey 
of St Columba at Inchcolm was founded by 
King Alexander I. in 1123. The monastic 
buildings are still very extensive, and their 
oblong, light-grey mass, surmounted by a 
tall, square, central tower, forms a com- 
manding object as seen from the shores of 
the Firth of Forth, or from the heights of 
Edinburgh. The stone-roofed octagonal 
chapter-house is one of the most beautiful 
and perfect in Scotland, and the abbot's 
house, the cloisters, and refectory are com- 
paratively entire.] 

VOL. V. 



1567 



JOHN PATEESON, was reader from 
1567 to 1580 ; pres. to the vicarage 
of this parish by James VI. 23rd 

March 1573. — ]_Reg. Min. ; Wodrow and 

Maitland iliscell., iii.] 

PETEE BLACKWOOD, adm. before 
27th Jan. 1566-7 ; pres. to the vicar- 
1566 age by James VI. 19th Sept. 1571, 
which he dem. before 23rd March 1573. 
About the same time Saline, Auchtertool, 
Dalgety, and Inverkeithing were under 
his care ; he was a member of Assembly 
April 1581 ; nominated by the Assembly in 
succeeding Oct. one of those for establishing 
a Presb. in the west of Fife ; continued in 
1586, in which year, according to the editor 
of the Minutes of the Synod of Fife, he was 
trans, to Aberdeen ; died between 3rd and 
20th May 1587. He marr. (1) Katherine, 
daugh. of Eobert Stewart, burgess of Dun- 
fermline, and grand-daugh. of William 
Stewart of Eosyth. and had issue — Henry : 
(2) Marjory Cumming, and had issue — 
William, a student for the ministry in 



ABERDOUR 



[PRESB. OF 



1587 ; Archibald, born 1576.— [Anstruther 
Sess. Beg. ; Booke of the Kirk ; Hist. Inver- 
keithing and Bosyth, 186 ; Beg. of Deeds, 
xxi. 413 6, viii. 434, xxxi. 355 6; Beg. Sec. 
Sig., lv., 67 ; Fife Inhib., 25th Aug., 29th 
Nov. 1588; Moray Writs, Box i., Nos. 
55, 42.] 

ANDBEW KIEK, M.A. (St Andrews) ; 
lf ._ 7 pres. to the vicarage of the parish 
in 1587, having been reader at 
Muckhart, 1567-86, also reader at Aber- 
dour and Dalgety ; pres. to the parish 
of Fossoway in 1588, but on examination 
the Presb. adjudged him "not meit thane 
to be admitted, in respect of the invaliditie 
of his doctrine " ; app. to Glendevon 1591-2. 
— [Aberdour and Inchcolme, 216-17.] 

JOHN FAIEFOUL, entered as ex- 
horter at Candlemas 1571, and in 
that capacity acted along with 
Walter Balcanqual ; was schoolmaster at 
Dunfermline 1st July 1584 ; adm. before 
4th Feb. 1587-8; pres. to the vicarage of 
Dalgety and Beath by James VI. before 
4th Feb. 1594 ; trans, to Dunfermline in 
1598. 

PATEICK CAEMICHAEL, M.A., trans, 
from Soutra; adm. in 1602 ; he peti- 
tioned the General Assembly in Nov. 
that year to divide the stipend of Dalgety 
and Aberdour and cause half of it to be 
given to him, but he was adjudged only 
the vicarage ; trans, to Oxnam 25th March 
1610. 

WILLIAM PATON of Lochhead, brother 
of John P. of Middle Ballilisk ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1585) ; min. of Makerstoun in 1588 ; trans, 
to Orwell before 22nd March 1592; trans, 
to Dalgety in 1598. In 1611 he had charge 
of Beath, Aberdour, and Dalgety ; was 
named by the King in 1610 a member of 
Assembly, and received 50 merks for his 
services ; acquired Eaith which he sold to 
Lord Wemyss ; removed from Dalgety before 
1614, at which time that parish and Beath 
were also in the charge ; his death in 
1634 was caused by a fall. He marr. Jean 
Balcanqual, and had issue— James ; John, 
skinner burgess of Edinburgh ; William ; 



1602 



1611 



Margaret (marr. Henry Johnston) and Jean, 
both of these were acting as teachers in 
Aberdour in 1661. — [Beg. Assig.; Eow's 
Hist. ; Beg. of Deeds, ccvii., 218, 16th Oct. 
1626, 15th Jan. 1652 ; Family of Wemyss, 
i., 226 ; Fife Sas., vi., 635, 129 ; Moray 
Writs, Box xix., No. 9 ; Aberdour Sess. 
Beg., 1661.] 

WALTEE STEWART, trans, from 
163 _ Eousay and Egilshay ; pres. by 
Charles I. 18th March 1635; trans, 
to South Eonaldshay and Burray in 1636. 



1637 



EOBEET BEUCE of Kincavil [now 
Kingscavil], Linlithgow, born about 
1607, third son of Sir John B. of 
Kincavil ; pres. by Charles I., the charge 
consisting of Aberdour, Dalgety, and 
Beath, 31st March 1637. At that time he 
sided with Episcopacy. In 1638 he joined 
the Covenanting Party, but in 1662 he 
again conformed to Episcopacy. He was 
a member of the Commission of Assembly 
in 1645 ; was under suspension for some 
reason in 1646, and became Elimosinar or 
Almoner to the King 12th March that 
year ; died between 12th and 22nd Feb. 
1667 after a lengthened illness. He was 
proprietor of Pitkeny, Mitchelston, and part 
of Strathore, and owned various tenements 
in Dysart. During part of his ministry 
he had as assistants William Cochrane, 
afterwards min. of Cross and Burness, 
Orkney, and William Smyth, afterwards 
of Queensferry (?). He marr. Janet (died 
at Burntisland, Oct. 1668), daugh. of 
Captain Andrew Watson, Burntisland, 
sister of John W. of Dunnikier, and widow 
of Andrew Ayton of Kinglassie. — [St 
Andrews Tests. ; Beg. Sec. Sig., i., 28 ; Acts 
of Pari., vi., 607 ; Beg. of Deeds, Dalr., xv., 
9, 10 ; Gen. Beg. Sas., ii. 97, xli. 448 ; Boss's 
Aberdour and Inchcolme, 224-35.] 



1668 



THOMAS LITSTEE [or LISTEK], 
M.A. (St Andrews, 28th July 1656) ; 
became schoolmaster of Leuchars 
14th Dec. 1662 ; recommended for licence 
28th Dec. 1664; ord. to Auchtertool 29th 
Sept. 1665; trans, and adm. 16th Sept.; pres. 
by Charles II. 21st Oct. 1668, and 7th 
July 1671 ; died in June 1689, aged about 



DUNFERMLINE] 



ABERDOUR 



55. He marr. 14th July 1668, in the church 
of Carnock, Margaret Lindsay, who died 
" as she lived in love with God and Man " 
11th July 1688, aged 38, and had issue — 
James, born 1669 ; Katherine, born 1671 ; 
William, born 1673; Anna, born 1675; 
Margaret, born 1676; Hugh, born 1678, 
was a sailor in the ship Rising Sun of the 
second Darien Expedition, perished in the 
wreck of that vessel off the harbour bar 
at Charleston, South Carolina, when all 
aboard were lost ; Thomas, born 1680 ; 
Margaret, born 1682; Helen, born 1683; 
Thomas, born 1685 ; James, born 1687, 
captain in Col. Hepburn's regiment in 
Holland. — [Dunkeld Tests. ; Inhib. and 
Homings, 28th Dec. 1668; Tombst.] 



1689 



ROBERT JOHNSTON, min. in 1689, 
outed that same year. — [Selections 



Syn. of Fife, 234.] 



DAVID CUMMING, only son of 
.„_- Michael O, min. of Drainie ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dunfermline 21st Oct. 
1696; called in Jan., and ord. 24th Feb. 
1697; died between 4th Aug. and 30th 
Sept. 1701. He marr. Margaret Balcan- 
qual, and had issue — Anna, born in May 
and died on 22nd Aug. 1702.— [Reg. of 
Deeds, Mack., 22nd Dec. 1710; Banff 
Sas., v., 6.] 



1702 



ALEXANDER SCOTT, M.A. (Edin- 
burgh, 3rd July 1693); licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh 3rd Sept. 1701 ; 
called by the Presb. jure devoluto 26th 
Aug., and ord. 24th Sept. 1702; died Feb. 
1721, aged about 48. He marr. (1) March 
1703, Catherine Gordon in Cramond : 
(2) Oct. 1705, Janet, daugh. of Fergus 
Kennedy, merchant in Killantringan, and 
had issue — David, born 1707 ; Sophia, born 
1709 (marr. 14th June 1747, David Pater- 
son, saddler, Edinburgh). — [Canongate Reg.; 
Moray Writs, Box xvii., 1060.] 



1723 



JOHN LISTON, born 5th June 1687, 
fifth son of Patrick L., farmer, New- 
liston, and Janet, daugh. of William 
Wilkie, in Cliftonhall (of the Rathobyres 
family) ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Linlithgow 25th July 



1716 ; pres. to Kirkmahoe by Charles, Duke 
of Queensberry and Dover, 11th Jan. 1720, 
but that not being carried out, he was 
presented to this charge by Robert, Earl 
of Morton, 21st June 1721 [notwith- 
standing considerable opposition by a 
section of the congregation] ; ord. by a 
Committee of Synod 7th May 1723; died 
17th Sept. 1764, and was buried beneath 
the aisle of the old church at Aberdour. 
He marr. 26th Dec. 1723, Mary (died 2nd 
July 1773, aged 71), younger daugh. of 
Francis Scott of Davington by a daugh. 
of Robert Douglas of Auchintully, and 
had issue — Ann, born 9th Jan. 1725 ; 
Margaret, born 24th March 1727 ; John, 
born 2nd, and died 12th April 1729; 
Robert, min. of this parish ; Agatha, born 
15th Oct. 1731; James, born 9th Oct. 
1733, killed by a fall from the ruins of 
Aberdour Castle in 1752 ; Janet, bapt. 
24th Aug. 1735. He left a Diary, which 
is still preserved. It contains interesting 
references to the general affairs of the 
Church and Country. — [MS. Geneal. ; 
Innerleithen Sess. Reg. ; M'Call's Some 
Old Families, 91-98, 220, and Appendix, 
xvi.] 



1754 



ROBERT LISTON, born 22nd March 
1730, son of preceding; began to 
attend school 11th Feb. 1735, and 
matriculated as a student in the Univ. of 
Edinburgh 13th Oct. 1743 ; licen. by Presb. 
of Dunfermline 5th Sept. 1753 ;' called 13th 
Dec. that year (after a representation to 
the patron, James, Earl of Morton, by 
the heritors and elders) ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 2nd April 1754 ; elected 
Moderator of the General Assembly 17th 
May 1787 (he was the last who filled the 
chair without being a D.D.); died 11th 
Feb. 1796. He marr. 11th Nov. 1766, 
Janet (died L at Auldcathie, Hopetoun 
Park, 31st Dec. 1814), daugh. of Henry 
Hardy, min. of Culross, and had issue — 
Anne, born 7th Feb. 1768 (marr. 28th May 
1792, Hugh Meiklejohn, D.D., min. of 
Abercorn); John, born .27th April 1769, 
apprenticed to a W.S., 1788, died 3rd March 
1805 ; Mary, born 31st May 1770, died 
unmarr. 9th Oct. 1854 ; Henry, min. of 



ABERDOUR 



[PRESB. OF 



Ecclesmachan, born 30th June 1771 ; Janet, 
born 16th Nov. 1772, died unmarr. Dec. 
1795 ; Eobert, born 5th Jan. 1774, died 
12th March 1808; Margaret, born 22nd 
May 1776, died 28th Aug. 1825; Thomas, 
Sheriff-clerk of Linlithgowshire, born 1st 
April 1778, died 2nd Jan. 1862; William, 
min. of Redgorton, born 19th June 1781 ; 
Agnes, born 11th Nov. 1782 (marr. 25th 
July 1803, William M'Call of Maidenhall, 
Cumberland, merchant, Liverpool), died 
21st Feb. 1860. Publication— Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, iv.). — 
[M'Call's Some Old Families, 100.] 

v WILLIAM BRYCE, born 4th April 
17g6 1770, son of Alexander B., min. of 
Kirknewton ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
30th July 1794 ; pres. by George, Earl of 
Morton, 3rd June, and ord. 28th Sept. 
1796 ; D.D. (St Andrews, June 1820) ; 
app. one of His Majesty's Chaplains-in- 
Ordinary 25th Feb. 1820, and through 
the interest of the Duke of Wellington 
nominated one of the Deans of the Chapel 
Royal in 1824, which was renewed 9th 
Nov. 1830; died 22nd Sept. 1841. He 
marr. 4th Aug. 1812, Jane (died at Edin- 
burgh, 12th July 1867), fourth daugh. of 
James Grahame, Mugdock Castle, and had 
issue — Margaret Grahame, born 15th Dec. 
1813 (marr. John Gardiner Beveridge, min. 
of Inveresk) ; Janetta, born 9th June 1815 
(marr. James Largie Blake, min. of Lang- 
ton) ; Isabella, born 7th June 1817 ; Emily, 
born 29th April 1819 (marr. William 
Chalmers, min. of Dailly) ; Catherine 
Elizabeth, born 1st Feb. 1821 ; Jane, born 
1st May 1823; Barbara Anne, born 14th 
Feb. 1825 (marr. (1) 5th June 1849, Colonel 
C. G. G. Munro : (2) William Ross, LL.D., 
min. of Free Church, Aberdour, author of 
Aberdour and Inchcolme), died 11th Feb. 
1910; Alexander, C.E., born 26th March 
1828, died in Queensland 28th Jan. 1884; 
Jemima (twin), born 26th March 1828, 
died 16th Dec. 1836 ; William, lieut. Madras 
Fusiliers, born 14th Feb. 1830, died Calcutta 
14th Oct. 1856 ; George Leslie, lieut.-col. 
14th Regiment, born 4th Dec. 1832, died 
July 1867. 



WILLIAM CHALMERS, M.A. ; pres. 

18 „_ by George Sholto, Earl of Morton 

(on application of the parishioners), 

and ord. (assistant and successor) 5th Aug. 

1836 ; trans, to Dailly 15th July 1841. 

HUGH RALPH, M.A., LL.D.; adm. 

1842 24tl1 Feb- 1842; trans - to Dalgety 
7th March 1844. 



1844 



HENRY STEEL, born 22nd Feb. 1821, 
son of Charles S., Edinburgh, and 
Isabella Brown ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; ord. 19th July 1844 ; died 
17th April 1845. 

JOHN DUNCAN CAMPBELL, born 

1845 1815, son of John C, min. of North 

Knapdale, Argyll ; educated at Univ. 

of Glasgow ; ord. 1 1th Sept. 1845 ; died 

unmarr. 6th Sept. 1856. 

GEORGE RODDICK, born 1827, son of 
1857 ^ eor S e R-> farmer, and Mary Thom- 
son ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
app. to Thornton in 1855 ; trans, and adm. 
26th March 1857 ; died 26th July 1894. 
He marr. 21st April 1857, Elizabeth (died 
3rd Nov. 1884), youngest daugh. of Captain 
David John Thomas, H.E.I.C.S. 

WILLIAM HENRY GRAY, born 28th 
1895 May 1866, second son of Andrew 
Gray, D.D., min. of Dalkeith ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1885), 
B.D. (1888) ; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith in 
1888 ; assistant at Galashiels 1888-95 ; ord. 
24th Jan. 1895; died unmarr. 30th June 
1914. Publication — National Prosperity 
[Diamond Jubilee Sermon] (Burntisland, 
1897). 

ROBERT JOHNSTONE, born at 
4 Leuchars 26th April 1872, son of 
Robert J., min. of Leuchars ; edu- 
cated at St Andrews Univ.; M.A. (1891), 
B.D. (1894); licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 
in 1894; assistant at Lady Glenorchy's 
Church, Edinburgh, 1895-6; ord. to St 
James's Parish, Kirkcaldy, 15th April 
1896; trans, to Murrayfield, Edinburgh, 
16th Dec. 1901; trans, and adm. 18th 
Nov. 1914; Army Chaplain in France 
attached to 18th CCS. and 8th Seaforth 



DUNFERMLINE] 



BEATH 



Highlanders, Dec. 1916 to Dec. 1917, May 
1918 to May 1919. Marr. 2nd Aug. 1900, 
Edith Christina (born 17th Sept. 1875), 
daugh. of John Thomson Stocks and 
Fanny Martha Heal, Osborne House, Kirk- 
caldy, and has issue — Alistair Thorburn, 
Science student (Forestry), Edinburgh 
Univ., born 13th Aug. 1901 ; Edith 
Frances, born 19th April 1903; Eobert 
Lawrence, born 6th Sept. 1905 ; Mabel 
Thorburn, born 27th June 1909. 



BEATH. 

[The church of Beath belonged to the 
Abbey of Inchcolm. It is mentioned as a 
parish in 1574. It was, however, the last in 
being settled. It is stated in the Session- 
book that "when all the congregations 
of Fyfe were planted, this poore kirke 
was neglected and overlooked after the 
Eeformation eighty years. The poore 
parishioners being lyke wandering sheep 
without a sheepherd, and whair they 
should have conveened to hear a pastoure 
preiche, the principal cause of the people's 
meetings was to heare a pyper play upone 
the Lord's daye, which was the daye 
of their profaine mirth, not being in the 
workes of their calling. Sathane had a 
most faire name amongst them, stirring 
many of them up to dancing, playing at 
football, and excessive drinking, falling out 
and wounding one another, which was the 
exercise of the youngest sort, and the older 
sort played at gems, and the workes of 
their calling without any distinction of the 
weeke daye from the daye of the Lord." 
The church was rebuilt in 1640, chiefly 
through the exertions of Alexander Colvill 
of Blair. John Row, min. of Carnock, 
attended the Committee in Edinburgh 
17th July 1642, for the disjunction of 
the kirks of Aberdour, Dalgety, and 
Beath, and so this parish was re-erected 
in 1643.] 



ALEXANDER STEVEN, formerly one 
of the monks of Dunfermline Abbey, 
reader from 1574 to 1579. — [Acts 
and Decreets, lxvi., 396.] 



1574 



HENRY SMITH, MA. (St Andrews, 
1644 1620) ; went to Ireland, where he 
held a charge; returned to Scotland 
and was settled at Second Charge, Culross, 
before 20th March 1641 ; adm. here 15th 
May 1644 ; pres. by Charles I. 15th 
Feb. 1645 ; died before 17th Feb. 1673. He 
marr. Marjorie Sands, and had issue — 
Marjorie, bapt. 20th March 1641 ; John, 
born 1643 ; Alexander, born 1645 ; James. 
One of his sons was a bursar at the New 
College, St Andrews, in 1664. — [Dunferm- 
line and Aberdour Sess. Reg. ; Reg, Sec. 
Sig. ; Lamont's Diary, 100.] 

ALEXANDER SHAW, MA. (St 
167 Andrews, 27th July 1651); had 
testimonial from Presb. of St 
Andrews for licence 6th Jan. 1664 ; ord. 
after 29th March, and adm. to Orwell 17th 
May 1665; pres. by Charles II. 17th Feb. 
1673; trans, and adm. in April, and still 
min. in 1686. 

GEORGE GRAY, min. of Dalgety; 
1689 probably officiated here 1689-90. 

ALEXANDER STEDMAN, son of 
1691 ft° Dert; S., chaplain of the Trinity 
Hospital, Edinburgh ; elected bursar 
of Philosophy by the Town Council 10th 
June 1674 ; educated at the Univ. there ; 
MA. (1677) ; licen. by a Committee of 
Synod at Mid-Calder 4th Nov. 1687 ; ord. 
9th June 1691 ; called to Wick 7th March 
1697, but did not accept the appointment ; 
dem. 7th July 1725. He marr. (1) 3rd Aug. 
1693, Beatrice, daugh. of Andrew Donald- 
son, min. of Dalgety, and had issue — 
Robert, min. of this parish ; Andrew, born 
1697 ; Alexander, min. of Tillicoultry, born 
1701 : (2) 16th Aug. 1704, Anna Balfour, 
in parish of Kennoway, and had issue — 
John, born 1705 ; David, born 1707; James, 
born 1709. — [Lothian Syn. Reg. ; Fraser's 
Life of Ralph Urskine.] 

ROBERT STEDMAN, born 1695, eldest 
1726 son °^ P rece ding ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; MA. (24th May 1715) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dunfermline 15th Nov. 
1721 ; called 2nd July 1725 ; ord. 17th Feb. 
1726 ; was one of fifteen mins. who dis- 



BEATH— KELTY 



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sented from the resolution to depose the 
eight Seceders 15th May 1740; died 28th 
Sept. 1755. He marr. 27th Sept. 1733, 
Sarah (died 10th June 1752), daugh. of 
Mark Stark, surveyor, Bo'ness, and had 
issue— Janet, born 1736 ; Alexander, born 
1737. — [Reg. Gen. Ass., 1740; Torryburn 
Reg.~] 



1756 



JAMES EEID, born 1715; pres. by 
James, Earl of Moray, in Feb., and 
ord. 10th Nov. 1756; died 14th 
March 1798. He marr. 28th Oct. 1757, 
Ann Dott, and had issue— Stuart, farmer, 
Kirton, Beath, born 2nd April 1760 ; Janet, 
born 11th July 1761 (marr. (1) 6th July 
1781, John Hoyes, min. of Dalgety : (2) 
Peter Hay); James, born 6th May 1764. 
Publication— Account of the Parish (Sin- 
clair's Stat. Ace, in.).— [Test. Reg. (St 
And.); Tombst.] 

JAMES HUTTON.born 1769, probably 
a native of Aberdour ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dunfermline 3rd Sept. 
1793; pres. by Francis, Earl of Moray, 
26th Aug. 1798 ; ord. 2nd May 1799 ; died 
1st Nov. 1811. He marr. 17th Oct. 1809, 
Johanna Reid (died at Dumfries 25th Dec. 
1868, aged 83), and had issue — Elizabeth, 
born 21st Nov. 1810, died 13th Nov. 1825. 
— [Tombst.] 

GEORGE TOUGH, pres. by Francis, 
Earl of Moray, 17th March, trans, 
from High Meeting, Berwick-on- 

Tweed, and adm. 17th July 1812; trans. 

to Ayton 13th Oct. 1814. 

JAMES FERGUSSON, born Blair- 
1815 Atholl, 23rd Feb. 1782, son of Donald 
F. ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 
29th March 1809; ord. by Presb. of Dal- 
keith as assistant at Inveresk 7th Dec. 1813 ; 
pres. by Francis, Earl of Moray, 15th March, 
and adm. 4th May 1815; D.D. (Glasgow, 
14th Feb. 1848); died 19th March 1866. 
He marr. 3rd Feb. 1814, Catherine (died 
11th April 1866), daugh. of Charles Mackie, 
goldsmith, London, and Mary Selkirk. 
Publication — Account of the Parish {New 
Stat. Ace, ix.). 



DAVID NASMYTH HOGG, M.A.; ord. 
16th Aug. 1866; trans, to Auchter- 



1866 



muchty 22nd July 1870. 



ARCHIBALD CONNELL M'PHAIL, 
trans, and adm. from Quarter 20th 
Oct. 1870; trans, to Hobkirk 15th 
June 1876. 



1876 



JOHN SINCLAIR, ord. 13th Dec. 1876 ; 
died 1st March 1915. He marr. 30th 
April 1879, Elizabeth Douglas (died 
23rd Aug. 1909), daugh. of William Wilson, 
and widow of Captain Honore Arluc, Mar- 
seilles. 



1915 



ROBERT JAMES STEELE DICKEY, 
born Manse of Holm, Orkney, son 
of William James Steele D., D.D., 
min. of Harray, Orkney ; educated at St 
Andrews Univ. ; licen. by Presb. of Perth 
10th May 1911 ; assistant at Kemback, 
Crail, and North Berwick ; ord. 7th July 
1915 ; served in the Army, Sept. 1915 to 
Jan. 1919, as captain R.HA. and R.F.A., and 
later R.G.A. ; acted as Instructor, Northern 
Army Training Centre ; later B.C. Dover 
Garrison. Marr. 20th Nov. 1915, Helen 
Russell Ritchie, Argyle Street, St Andrews, 
and has issue — Elizabeth Russell, born at 
St Andrews, 21st Nov. 1916 ; Eric William 
Gordon, born at Beath, 18th Nov. 1919. 



KELTY (Q.S.). 

[A mission station was opened here in 
1894. The parish was disjoined from Beath 
1925.] 

GEORGE HUNTER, M.A; born 1857, 
son of George H. ; app. missionary 
at Straloch, Parish of Moulin ; app. 
missionary here in 1896; ord. to Kelty 
Chapel 22nd March 1897 ; res. 3rd June, 
and was adm. to Oldham Street Church, 
Liverpool, 19th June 1903; res. that in 
1905 ; became assistant at Larkhall and 
Stracathro, and died 13th Feb. 1909. 



1897 



WILLIAM HENDERSON ADAM, ord. 
22nd Oct. 1903 ; trans, to Calder- 
bank 1st April 1919; died 28th 
Feb. 1923. 



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WILLIAM THOMSON, born Keirfield, 
Lecropt, 26th Jan. 1876, son of John 
T. and Christian Moir; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of 
Dunblane 1st May 1900 ; assistant North 
Parish, Dunfermline, June 1900-2 ; St 
Michael's, Crieff, Sept. 1902 to Feb. 1903 ; 
North Esk, March 1903 to Oct. 1904; 
Larbert, Nov. 1904 ; ord. to Springfield 
20th July 1905; trans, and adm. 7th Aug. 
1919. 

CARNOCK. 

[The old church of Carnock, whose ruins 
still stand in the churchyard, belonged to 
the Ministry of the Red Friars at Scotland- 
well. It is said that there was in this parish 
an early dedication to St Cearnach.] 

vttlCHARD BROWN, acted as reader 
1567 from 1567 to 1576. 

^ PETER BLACKWOOD, min. of Saline, 
._,_. etc., had also charge of this parish, 
being adm. in 1571. 

DAVID FERGUSSON, min. of Dun- 



1574 



fermline, had also the care of 
Carnock. 



JOHN BAXTER, formerly a monk of 
15 „_ Dunfermline Abbey, reader from 
1578 to 1580. — [Acts and Decreets, 
lxvi., 396.] 

JAMES STEWART, min. here in con- 
1584 J un ction with Saline about 1584, but 
removed there in 1589 or the fol- 
lowing year, retaining, however, the charge 
of Carnock till 1592. 

JOHN ROW, born Perth, his baptism is 
1592 recorc l-ed as having taken place 6th 
Jan. 1568-9, third son of John R., 
the Reformer, min. of Perth ; educated by 
his father, he was so precocious that he 
knew Hebrew at the age of seven, and read 
daily after dinner or supper portions of the 
Old Testament in the original. On the 
death of his father in 1580, his brother 
William and he received friar's pensions 
from the King's Hospital at Perth. At 
fifteen he became schoolmaster of Kenno- 
way and tutor to his cousins, sons of Beaton 



of Balfour, whom he accompanied to Edin- 
burgh Univ. in 1586, where he graduated 
M.A. 1st Aug. 1590. Shortly afterwards he 
was elected schoolmaster of Aberdour, and 
was tutor to William, Earl of Morton. 
He continued his studies in divinity, and 
towards the end of 1592 he was ord. to this 
charge. He was one of the forty-five mins. 
who signed a Protest to Parliament, 1st 
July 1606, against Episcopacy, and in the 
same year, at Linlithgow, he met with the 
mins. who were to be put on their trial for 
holding the Assembly at Aberdeen in dis- 
obedience to the King's command. In 1616 
he declined a presentation to Aberdour, and 
later, a call to Culross. In 1619, and again 
on 29th Dec. 1621, he was summoned before 
the Court of High Commission for non- 
conformity and opposition to Prelacy. He 
was prevented by illness from obeying the 
former summons, but was represented by a 
son and a nephew. Sir George Bruce of 
Carnock also intervened on his behalf and 
sent a letter by one of his servants, Richard 
Christie, to the Archbishop. The Arch- 
bishop deposed two mins. but dealt more 
leniently with Row, who was simply " con- 
fined to his own congregation." Richard 
Christie claimed as much credit for the 
light sentence as Row's other friends : 
"After sundry arguments, Christie came 
on with one weightie argument," saying, 
" thir coals in your mines are very evil, and 
my master (Bruce) hath very many good 
coals : send up a vessel every year to 
Culross, and I shall see her laden with 
good coals." After Row had been restricted 
to his small parish he organised the Com- 
munion services which gave Carnock a 
celebrity among the parishes of Scotland. 
This it retained for upwards of two hun- 
dred years. At a Communion in 1635 it 
is said there were no fewer than seventeen 
tables. Row was a member of the Glasgow 
Assembly of 1638, when he was app. one of 
a committee of mins. "come to years" to 
enquire— from personal knowledge of the 
handwriting of clerks and their own recol- 
lection of events — into the authenticity of 
certain Assembly Records which had been 
missing for some time, the result being that 
their genuineness was established. By the 



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same Assembly he was named one of a com- 
mittee for considering such constitutions 
and laws " as might prevent corruptions in 
the future, like those which had troubled 
the Kirk in the past." He died 26th June 
1646, after a few days' illness, and was 
buried at the east end of Carnock Church, 
where a monumental stone was erected to 
his memory. This monument is surmounted 
by a Scottish thistle, immediately over which 
are the Hebrew words for "The Last House,''' 
and the following Latin inscription : " Hie 
Jacet M. Jo. Row, Pastor hujus ecclesise 
fidelissimus : vixit acerrimus veritatis et 
foederis Scoticani assertor : hierarchias 
pseudo-episcopalis et Eomanorum rituum 
cordicitus osor : in frequenti symmistarum 
apostasia cubi instar constantissimus." In 
" Memorials of the Family of Row" [in MS.] 
there is to be found this other epitaph : 

'•" Though bald with age, and prest with weight, 
In crooked times this man went straight : 
His pen kept hid things on record 
For which the Prelats him abhorr'd : 
And his Carnock, his little quarter 
For Canterbury he would not barter." 

He marr. 4th Jan. 1595 Grizel (died 30th 
Jan. 1659), described as "a verie comelie 
and beautifull young woman," daugh. of 
David Fergusson, min. of Dunfermline, 
and had issue — David, a min. in Ireland, 
"who was obliged to return to Scotland 
after a residence of twenty-five years, fifteen 
of which he had spent in the ministry, with 
a wife and five children without means of 
support, because of persecution and oppres- 
sion from Papists who burned, slew, and 
did all the hurt they could to those that 
fled not"; John, Principal of King's 
College, Aberdeen (g.v.) ; Robert, min. 
of Abercorn ; William, min. of Ceres ; 
Katherine (marr. (1) cont. 1st Sept. 1627, 
Robert Alison, merchant burgess, Dun- 
fermline : f2) John Messone, burgess of 
Culross) ; Elizabeth (marr. cont. 4th April 
1623, William Gibbon, indweller in Ban- 
haird) ; Margaret (marr. David Robertson, 
of Murton-Elginch, and was great-great- 
grandmother of Principal Robertson, the 
historian). Publication— The Ilistorie of 
the Kirk of Scotland from the year 1558 to 
August 1637, with a Continuation to July 



1639 by his son John How, Principal of 
King's College, Aberdeen. [Row's Ilistorie, 
based on papers left by his father-in-law, 
David Fergusson, found its way into 
circulation by means of several manuscript 
copies, one of which — in Edinburgh Univ. 
Library — was first printed by the Wodrow 
Society (Edinburgh, 1842), an edition being 
printed also that same year for the Maitland 
Club, 2 vols.]. — [Memorials of the Family 
of Row [edited by James Maidment] (Edin- 
burgh, 1828) ; Baillie's Letters, i., 129 ; 
Gordon's Scots Affairs, i. 147, ii. 127 ; Notes 
prefaced to the Ilistorie ; Calderwood's 
Hist., vii., 519, 543; Livingstone's 
Characteristics ; Chalmers's Dunfermline, 
ii. ; Ross's Aberdour and Inchcolme, 220, 
229; Cunningham's Culross, 92-4; Diet. 
Nat. Biog.; Beg. of Deeds, ccccxvii. 53, 
ccclxxiii. Ill; Perth Sas., v., 137.] 

VGEORGE BELFRAGE, M.A. (St An- 
lfi ._ drews 1627); was on the Exercise 
at Kirkcaldy loth Jan. 1635; min. 
at Culross in 1642; trans, and adm. 2nd 
June 1647 ; suspended 27th Oct. 1663, 
and dep. 5th April 1664 for conforming to 
Episcopacy, but still designated min. of 
Carnock June 1664 ; was resident at Culross 
Aug. 1677, and in Dunfermline 29th Jan. 
1678, when he appears among those who 
had not signed the Bond for the Public 
Peace. He marr. (1) 14th May 1641, 
Marion Setoun, who died in or after 1662, 
and had issue — John : (2) at Dron, 14th 
Aug. 1677, Elizabeth, daugh. of Andrew 
Lundie, Kinglassie. — [Kinglassie, Dron, 
Culross, Sess. Pegs. ; Wodrow's Hist., i., 328 ; 
Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xi. ; Gen. Sas., xl., 
276; Fife Sas., xvii. 362, i. 438; Peg. of 
Deeds, Dalr., xi., 492 ; Peg. Privy Council, 
29th Jan. 1678.] 

JOHN SHAW, M.A. ; trans, from Kells, 
16 ^ pres. by Alexander, Earl of Kin- 
cardine, coll. in Jan., and adm. 1st 
Feb. 1665 ; trans, to Kinnaird, Perthshire, 
13th March 1678. 

THOMAS MARSHALL, a native of 

le7g Montrose ; educated at the Univ. 

and King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 

(17th July 1668); adm. 27th Aug. 1679; 



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deprived by Privy Council, 4th Sept. 16S9, 
for not reading the Proclamation of the 
Estates, and not praying for William and 
Mary, but for King James, and " hoping to 
see him in his throne before Lammas." 
He marr. Jean Craford, and had issue — 
Christian. 

WILLIAM INNES, called in March, 
1693 and ord. 18th Oct. 1693; trans, to 
Thurso May 1696. 

JAMES HOG, born about 1658, son of 
16gg Thomas H., min. of Larbert ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh (M.A. 
1677) and in Holland (probably Utrecht) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh ; ord. to 
Dalserf 20th Jan. 1691. He declined to 
take the Oath of Allegiance in 1693. In 
1695 he was elected a member of Assembly 
but refused the necessary oaths, upon 
which the Lord High Commissioner (John, 
Lord Carmichael) objected to his taking 
his seat. Entreated by his friends either 
to take the oaths or retire, he agreed to 
the latter course, on condition that the 
Assembly should " attest Ms diligence " 
[certify as to his attendance]. Through 
ill-health, he dem. 30th March 1697, but was 
adm. to this charge 23rd Aug. 1699. In 
1711 he was a candidate for the Chair of 
Divinity at Marischal College, Aberdeen. 
He died in Edinburgh, 14th May 1734. 
He is best remembered for his connection 
with the " Marrow " Controversy. He re- 
published in 1718 Edward Fisher's 
Marrow of Modern Divinity, to which 
his attention had been drawn by Thomas 
Boston, who had found the book in the 
house of one of his Simprin flock. Hog 
was one of the twelve protesters against 
an Act of Assembly which condemned the 
work, 20th May 1720, and enjoined ministers 
to warn their people not to read it. He 
marr., and had issue — Alison (marr. William 
Hunter, min. of Lilliesleaf) ; Janet (marr. 
Daniel Hunter, min. of this parish). Pub- 
lications — Remarks concerning the Spirit's 
Operation, and the difference betwixt the 
Laiv and the Gospel (Edinburgh, 1701) — 
issued also as Notes about the Spirit's 
Operations for discovering from the Word 
their Nature and Evidence (Edinburgh, 



1709) ; A Casuistical Essay upon the Lord's 
Prayer, to which is subjoined A Letter to 
a Friend (Edinburgh, 1705); A Letter to 
a Friend, containing diverse Remarks 
concerning the Sacrament of the Lord's 
Supper (Edinburgh, 1706) ; Some Select 
Notes towards detecting a correct mixture 
of the Covenant of Works and of Grace 
(Edinburgh, 1706-18); The Covenants of 
Redemption and Grace displayed (Edin- 
burgh, 1707); Otia Christiana, or 
Christian Recreations (Edinburgh, 1708 ; 
Aberdeen, 1776) [in the First Edition 
the author's signature appears in error at 
the end of the Preface as " John Hog "] ; 
Some Remarks about Submission to the 
Sovereign disposure of the God of the 
Spirits of all Flesh (Edinburgh, 1709); 
Notes about Saving Illumination (n.d., 
also reprinted at Aberdeen, 1778); A 
Letter to a Gentleman, in which the Un- 
lawfulness of imposing Forms of Prayer, 
and other Acts of Worship, is plainly De- 
monstrated (Edinburgh, 1710) [answered 
by Robert Calder in An Answer to Mr 
James Hog (Edinburgh, 1710)]; A Letter 
to a Person exercised to Godliness about our 
Natural Enmity (Edinburgh, 1714); An 
Abstract of Sundry Discourses on Job 
XXXV I., 8, 9, 10 (Edinburgh, 1714; 
Aberdeen, 1778) ; Abstract of two private 
Discourses on Mark LX., 23 (Edinburgh, 
1715) ; Remarks concerning the Rooting, 
Groioth, and Ripeness of a Work of Grace 
in the Soul (Edinburgh, 1715) ; An Essay 
to vindicate some Scripture Truths [against 
Professor Simson] (Edinburgh, 1716) ; A 
Letter to a Gentleman detecting the gangrene 
of some Errors vented at this Time (Edin- 
burgh, 1716); Abstract of Discourses on 
Psalm XLL., 4 (Edinburgh, 1716); Letter 
to a private Christian on Gospel Holiness 
(Edinburgh, n.d.) ; Three Missives written 
to a Minister of the Gospel, in answer to 
one from him [an anti-Separatist tract] 
(Edinburgh, 1717, the first of those missives 
was reprinted at Edinburgh in 1893) ; The 
Right of Church Members to choose their 
own Overseers (Edinburgh, 1717); The 
Marrow of Modern Divinity [by Edward 
Fisher], edited with Preface (Edinburgh, 
1718) ; A Vindication of the Doctrine of 



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Grace from the Charge of Antinomianism 
(Edinburgh, 1718); Some Proposals for 
Peace and Harmony (Edinburgh, 1718); 
Some Missives addressed to a Gentleman 
ivhich contain the Author's aim at detecting 
and refuting the Decision . . . of our Time 
[twelve letters] (Edinburgh, 1718) ; A Letter 
concerning the True State of the Question 
between the Non-Jurant and Jurant 
Ministers of the Church of Scotland 
(Edinburgh, 1718); An Explication of 
Passages excepted against in the Marrow 
of Modern Divinity (Edinburgh, 1719) ; 
A Conference between Epaphroditus and 
Epap>hras (Edinburgh, 1719); Remarks 
upon the Review of A Conference, etc. 
(Edinburgh, 1719) ; Letter to a Gentleman, 
containing a detection of Errors in a Print 
entitled '■'■The Snake in the Grass" (Edin- 
burgh, 1720) [in Answer to " The Snake in 
the Grass," or Remarks upon The Marrow 
of Modern Divinity (Edinburgh, 1719)]; 
The Scope and Substance of the Marrow 
of Modern Divinity (Edinburgh, 1721); 
Reasons of Masters James Hog and James 
Bathgate . . . for their not Observing the 
Day of Thanksgiving (n.p., 1724) ; Ansiver 
to Campbell's Discourse proving that the 
Apostles were no Enthusiasts (Edinburgh) ; 
On Covenanting (Edinburgh, 1727); Preface 
to Halyburton's Natural Religion insuf- 
ficient to Man's Happiness (Edinburgh, 
1714), and to Memoirs or Spiritual Exer- 
cises of Mistress Ross (Edinburgh, 1735). 
The Controversie concerning the Marrow 
. . . Considered in Several Familiar 
Dialogues, I., II. (Edinburgh, 1721-2); 
Queries agreed unto by the Commission of 
the General Assembly (1721) and put to 
those Ministers . . . together ivith the 
Answers given (n.p., 1722) ; Memoirs of 
the Public Life of Mr James Hog and 
of the Ecclesiastical Proceedings of his 
Time previous to his Settlement at Carnock, 
written by himself as a Testamentary 
Memorial (1798). — {Reg. Bur. (Edin.) ; 
Boston's Mem.; Wodrow's Corresp., i. 23-6, 
105-8, ii. 3, 191, 508, iii. 7 ; Edin. Chris. 
Inst., 1831-2, p. 694; Brown's Gospel 
Truth ; Fraser's Ralph Erskine ; Fraser's 
The Christian, the Student, and Pastor, 
Exemplified (Edinburgh, 1781) ; Erskine's 



1741 



Fife Bibliog., 171-4 ; Henderson's Religious 
Controversies of Scotland, 20-43; Diet. 
Nat. Biog.] 

DANIEL HUNTER, licen. by Presb. 
1730 of Dunfermline 16th Sept. 1724; 
became chaplain in the family of 
Colonel Erskine of Carnock ; called 26th 
June 1729 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
21st Jan. 1730 ; died 15th Jan. 1739. He 
marr. Janet (died 28th May 1752), daugh. 
of James Hog, min. of this parish, and 
had issue — James ; Isabella, born 1732 ; 
Mary, born 1733; John, born 1735; 
Archibald; Thomas, born 1737; Janet. 
Publication— Answer to Campbell's Dis- 
course proving that the Apostles were no 
Enthusiasts (perhaps jointly with preced- 
ing). — [Wodrow's Anal.] 

THOMAS GILLESPIE, born Clearburn, 
parish of Duddingston, 1708, son 
of a farmer ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh. Purposing to enter the 
ministry of the Secession Church, he went 
to Perth to study divinity under William 
Wilson at the Secession Hall there, 
but disliking the views propounded he 
stayed only ten days, after which he 
attended a Theological Academy at North- 
ampton, presided over by Philip Doddridge, 
D.D. ; licen. by a Presbyterian Classis or 
Presbytery [or, according to Struthers, by 
Doddridge and a number of independent 
mins.] in England 30th Oct. 1740; ord. 
min. of a congregation in the north of 
England 22nd Jan. 1741. He returned to 
Scotland in March, was pres. to this parish 
by Colonel Erskine of Carnock, called 7th 
May, and adm. 4th Sept. that year. When 
signing the " Confession of Faith " he took 
exception to chapter xxiii., in which are 
defined the powers of the civil magistrate. 
With five co-presbyters he opposed the 
settlement of Andrew Kichardson at Inver- 
keithing, refusing to implement the orders 
of the Assembly for his induction in May 
1752, and submitting a Representation 
in terms of the Act of 25th May 1736, 
which set forth, " that it is, and has been 
since the Reformation, the principle of this 
Church, that no minister shall be intruded 
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congregation." An agreement might have 
been come to under modifications proposed 
by three of G.'s brethren, but G. himself 
stood firm and produced a second paper 
re-affirming his position. By a majority of 
forty-six, the General Assembly determined 
that to punish the contumacy of the Presby- 
tery, one of its members should be deposed, 
and in a sederuntof fifty-six mins .and elders, 
fifty-two voted for G.'s deposition, 23rd May 
1752. He remained at the bar, listened to 
the Moderator (Patrick Cuming, D.D.) 
pronouncing sentence, and made this reply : 
" I desire to receive this sentence of the 
General Assembly of the Church of Scot- 
land pronounced against me with real 
concern, and awful impressions of the 
divine conduct in it : but I rejoice that 
to me it is given on behalf of Christ, not 
only to believe in Him, but also to suffer 
for His sake." It is said that G. returned 
to Carnock late on the night of the Saturday 
of his deposition. His wife, not expecting 
his return, had gone to bed. When he 
knocked at the door for admittance, she 
rose, went to the window, and desired 
to know who was there. "The deposed 
minister of Carnock," was the reply. On 
getting inside the house, he said, "I am 
no longer minister of Carnock," and to that 
his wife answered, " Well, if we must beg, 
I will carry the meal-pock." The next day 
a vast crowd assembled at Carnock from 
all parts, but instead of preaching in the 
church, a service was held in the church- 
yard, G. taking for his text the words : 
" Necessity is laid upon me ; yea, woe is 
unto me, if I preach not the Gospel ! " For 
four months he continued to preach in the 
fields till a meeting-house was opened at 
Dunfermline. On 22nd Oct. 1761, the 
Presb. of Belief (i.e. for the relief of 
Christians oppressed in their Church 
privileges) was founded by G. and two 
other mins. — Thomas Boston, the younger, 
and Thomas Colier, min. at Colinsburgh, 
with an elder from each of their Sessions. 
G. died 19th Jan. 1774. He was a 
conscientious and painstaking min., single- 
minded, devoid of personal ambition in 
the matter of his ecclesiastical convictions, 
somewhat uncouth and nervous in his 



public appearances. He literally wore 
himself out with his indefatigable labours. 
It has been stated that in his later years 
he desired to return to the Church of 
Scotland, and that on his deathbed he 
advised his adherents to get his meeting- 
house received as a chapel-of-ease. This, 
however, is strenuously denied, and there 
is no direct evidence for a statement made 
chiefly on the authority of John Erskine, 
D.D. He marr. 19th Nov. 1744, Margaret 
(died s.p. 27th April 1787), daugh. of John 
Kiddell, physician, Edinburgh. Publica- 
tions — A Just View of the Constitution of the 
Church of Scotland (n.p., 1752) [answered 
by A Juster View (Edinburgh, 1753) ] ; An 
Essay on the Continuance of Immediate 
Revelations of Facts and Fiiture Events in 
the Christian Church [containing a Letter 
by James Cuthbert, min. of Culross, and 
a Preface by John Erskine, D.D.] (Edin- 
burgh, 1771) ; A Treatise on Temptation 
[Preface by John Erskine, D.D.] (Edin- 
burgh, 1774). — [See A Letter from several 
Elders, Lovers of Peace and Moderation, 
upon the Deposing of T. G. (n.p., 1752) ; 
A Speech concerning the Reponing of T. G. 
(n.p., 1753) ; An Inquiry into the Powers 
committed to the General Assemblies of this 
Church, and the Nature of Deposition from 
the Holy Ministry, occasioned by the 
Conduct and Procedure of the Assembly 
1752, by the author of the " Queries" in the 
Scots Mag. for July 1752, with an Intro- 
duction by another hand (Glasgow, 1754) ; 
The Case of the Rev. T. G. [by T[homas 
Bjoston] (n.p., 1770) ; The Case of the Rev. 
T. G. reviewed (Edinburgh, 1770) ; Sermons 
preached at Dunfermline on the Death of 
the Rev. T. G. [by James Cowan, min. at 
Colinsburgh] (1796) ; Lives of Ebenezer 
Erskine, William Wilson, and Thomas 
Gillespie, Fathers of the U.P. Church [Life 
of G. by William Lindsay, D.D.] (Edin- 
burgh, 1849) ; The History and Principles of 
the First C onstituted Presbytery of Relief , by 
the Surviving Members of said Presb. (Edin- 
burgh, 1795) ; Struthers's Hist, of the Relief 
Church, 1839 ; M'Kelvie's Annals of the 
U.P. Church ; Small's Hist, of U.P. Congs., 
i., 358; Alex. Carlyle's Autobiography; 
Cunningham's Hist, of the Secession and 



12 



CARNOCK 



[PRESB. OF 



Relief Churches in Dunfermline (Dunferm- 
line, 1899) ; Bid. Nat. Diog.] 



1753 



1780 



GEORGE ADIE, born Dunfermline, 
Aug. 1700, son of David A., Dean 
of Guild, and Anna Burn ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dunfermline 2Sth April 1726; 
called 24th Sept., and ord. 29th Nov. 1753 ; 
died 13th June 1780. He marr. (1) 27th 
Aug. 1734, Elizabeth Wardlaw, who died 
before 22nd Nov. 173S, and had issue — 
Janet, born 1735 ; Anna, born 1737 ; 
George, born 1738 : (2) 11th March 1756, 
Margaret (died loth May 1770), daugh. of 
William Campbell, min. of Kirkinner, and 
had issue — Margaret, born 1st Dec. 1756 
(marr. 12th Oct. 1780, Thomas Mill of 
Blair) ; Peter, born 2nd March and died 
1st Oct. 1759 ; David William, born 1st 
Oct. 1760 ; Campbell, W.S., born ISth May 
1762, died 29th Jan. 1807.— [Fraser's Life 
of R. Erskine ; Tombst.~] 

ALEXANDER THOMSON, born 17th 
May 1757, son of James T., min. 
of Kingoldrum ; educated at Univ. 
and King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1774); 
licen. by Presb. of Meigle 2nd Dec. 1778; 
pres. by John Erskine, D.D., of Carnock, 
4th July, and ord. 21st Dec. 1780; died 
31st Jan. 1826. He marr. 18th Sept. 1783, 
Susan Geddes (died at Lauder, 27th Jan. 
1833, aged 81), and had issue — James, 
born 30th Dec. 1784; Anne, born 26th 
Oct. 1788, died 31st March 1809 ; Robert, 
advocate, sheriff of Caithness, born 4th 
June 1791, died 26th May 1857 ; Katherine, 
born 15th Dec. 1792 (marr. Peter Cosens, 
min. of Lauder) ; Susan, born 24th Oct. 
1794, died 18th Dec. 1804. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, xi.). — [Test. Reg. {Dunblane).] 

ROBERT THOMSON, licen. by Presb. 

of Edinburgh 26th Nov. 1794; ord. 

to Arbroath Chapel-of-Ease 1st Sept. 
1796 ; pres. by David Erskine of Carnock, 
in Feb., trans, and adm. 14th July 1826 ; 
died 17th Nov. following, aged 66. He 
marr. (1) Alison Lawson, who died 4th 
Dec. 1808, aged 42 : (2) 9th Feb. 1820, Anne 
Allan, who died 3rd June 1855, and had 



1826 



issue — Alexander, born 2nd Dec. 1820; 
John, born 8th March 1823 ; Robert, born 
15th Jan. 1S26. Publication — Courage in 
Defence of our Country as united with 
Dependence on Divine Aid recommended, 
a sermon (Arbroath, 1805). — [Tombst.] 



1827 



WILLIAM GILSTON, born Chapelton 
of Urr, 1792, son of John G. ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; pres. 
by David Erskine of Carnock, Nov. 
1826; ord. 8th Aug. 1827. Joined the 
Free Church in 1843; min. of Carnock 
Free Church, 1843-81 ; died 20th July 1881. 
He marr. 3rd Sept. 1822, Margaret, daugh. 
of David Arnot, stocking weaver, Perth, 
and Janet Cargill, who died 18th May 1842, 
and had issue — Jessie Cargill, born 29th 
May 1823; John, born 12th April 1825, 
died in Australia ; Isabella M'Neill, born 
6th June 1827 ; Graham, born 17th June 
1829 (marr. Aitken Dott). Publication — 
Account of the Parish (A T ew Stat. Ace, 
ix.) ; Sermons XIIL, CXXI. (Free Church 
Puljrit, i., iii.). 



1843 



ADAM BLACK DOUGLAS, born 1805, 
son of Adam D., farmer and miller, 
and Isobell Blair; ord. 12th Oct. 
1843 ; died in Edinburgh, 23rd April 1862. 
He marr. 10th Jan. 1859, Jane, daugh. of 
Peter M'Gill, town - clerk, Kinross ; she 
marr. (2) 6th Oct. 1875, James William 
Milroy, min. of Colmonell. 



1862 



ROBERT JOHNSTONE, ord. 11th Dec. 
1862 ; trans, to Leuchars 19th July 



1866. 



PETER PENNYCOOK, born 1837, son 
of Charles P., dairyman, and 
Christian Bayne ; educated at St 
Andrews Univ. ; assistant at Govan ; adm. 
20th Sept. 1866 ; died 21st Sept. 1879. He 
marr. 8th Jan. 1S68, Hamilla, daugh. of 
John Mitchell, Moore Park, Govan, and had 
issue — Charles Hamilton Mitchell, of 11b 
Denmark Terrace, Brighton, born 2nd Dec. 
1870; Janet Hamilton, born 17th Dec. 1871, 
died at Lynwood, Bridge of Allan, 6th Jan. 
1880 ; Annie Mitchell, born 14th Dec. 
1872, died at Dalkeith Park, Dalkeith, 13th 
June 1922. 



Dunfermline] C ARNOC K— COWDENBEATH— CULROSS 



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WILLIAM AULD, bom Kippen 
Schoolhouse, 2nd March 1854, son 
of James A., parochial schoolmaster; 
educated at Glasgow Univ., 1871-8 ; M.A. 
(27th April 1876), B.D. (28th Nov. 1878) ; 
missionary assistant at Bridgeton, Glas- 
gow, Aug. 1875 to Dec. 1876, and Bluevale, 
Glasgow, Jan. 1877 to March 1880 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow 12th June 1878; 
ord. 25th March 1880 ; dem. Nov. 1919. 
Marr. 28th Oct. 1886, Emily, daugh. of 
James Wallace, Burnbank, Dennistoun, 
Glasgow, and has issue — James Cecil 
Wallace, born 9th Jan. 1891. 



1920 



JAMES MOIK WEBSTEK, born For- 
dyce, 31st Aug. 1875, son of Joseph 
W. ; educated at Univ. of Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1897), B.D. (1900) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Aberdeen in 1900 ; assistant at 
South Church, Aberdeen ; ord. to North 
Parish, Dunfermline, 20th Nov. 1902; 
trans, and adm. 5th Feb. 1920. Marr. 7th 
July 1903, Christina Mollison (died 6th 
March 1921), daugh. of John Gibson, 
Bucksburn, Aberdeen, and has issue — Mary 
Paterson, born 6th Aug. 1904, died 29th 
Oct. 1919 ; Jeanie Gibson, born 10th Aug. 
1907. 

COWDENBEATH (Q.S.). 

[A Mission was begun here in 1894, and 
in 1896 a church was built, and a chapel- 
of - ease constitution obtained. On 9th 
July 1915 the parish of Cowdenbeath was 
disjoined from Beath and Auchtertool.] 

BOBERT CONDIE HUNTEE, app. 
.„_. missionary 31st Oct. 1894, and res. 
in March 1895 ; ord. min. of Ann- 
bank 28th Sept. 1898 ; trans, to Leadhills 
17th July 1923. 

JAMES AIKEN, M.A.; app. missionary 
1895 in Feb. 1895 and res. in Aug. 1S98 ; 
afterwards min. of St James's Parish, 
Forfar. 

JOHN HENDERSON, M.A., B.D. ; 
ord. first min. of Chapel-of-Ease 
13th Oct. 1898; res. 19th Sept. and 
adm. to Muirkirk 21st Sept. 1910. 



JAMES FRANCIS, M.A., B.D.; formerly 

of Twechar Chapel, Glasgow ; adm. 

17th Jan. 1911 ; res. 13th July and 

adm. to St Thomas's Parish, Glasgow, 7th 

Aug. 1913. 

ROBERT MUIR, born Maryhill, Glas- 
gow, son of John M. ; educated at 
Glasgow Univ. ; licen. by Presb. of 
Dunbarton in April 1905 ; assistant at 
St Clement's Parish, Dundee, 1905-6 ; ord. 
to Toward Chapel (parish of Innellan) 
8th May 1906 ; adm. to St Mark's Parish, 
Glasgow, 4th May 1909 ; trans, and adm. 
18th Feb. 1914; died 10th Oct. 1921. 
Largely through his untiring efforts the 
parish qzwad sacra was erected. He marr. 
5th Dec. 1890, Charlotte, daugh. of James 
Cook. 

JOHN WATSON EMSLIE, born Edin- 
1922 burgh, 21st J an - 1886, son of James 
E., Depute Keeper of Privy Seal of 
Scotland, and Janet Tod Watson ; educated 
at Edinburgh Univ. ; M.A. (1908) ; became 
a teacher ; served in the Army as private 
and officer in Scottish Rifles, Seaforth 
Highlanders, and Chinese Corps, 1914-20 ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh March 1919 ; 
assistant at South Leith Feb. 1920 to March 
1922 ; ord. 22nd March 1922. 

CULROSS. 

[The original parish church of Culross, 
dating from a very early period and now a 
ruin, is situated in a field about three- 
quarters of a mile to the west of the burgh, 
and is surrounded by a very interesting 
graveyard. To the north of the church, on 
the farm of the Ashes, is a spring designated 
the Monk's Well. It does not appear that 
the church was ever used for Protestant 
worship, for the Act of Parliament of 1633 
which decerned that the abbey church be 
that of the parish, states not only that the 
said abbey church had been used for the 
service of the cure since the Reformation, 
but also that " the kirk callit the paroche 
kirke of Culross is ane old kirk quhairine 
service is not, nor hes not beine usit since 
memorie of man, and is altogether ruinous, 
decayit, and falline down in divers parts." 



14 



CULROSS 



[PRESB. OF 



Dedicated to the Virgin Mary and St Serf, 
the Cistercian Abbey of Culross was founded 
in 1217 by Malcolm, Earl of Fife. It was 
much resorted to by pilgrims of all classes, 
and possessed great buildings. The abbey 
church, as now in use, is about eighty feet 
in length, with transepts and a stately 
tower. On the east side of the tower 
stands the church just alluded to, which 
has been continuously in use since the 
thirteenth century. On the west side are 
traces of what was undoubtedly a church, 
for centuries a ruin. As the tower is built 
from the ground and not arched, it must 
have divided the complete church into two. 
In 1905 the eastern portion underwent a 
large scheme of restoration which has 
revealed its internal beauties. At the 
same time many interesting discoveries 
were made. At the south-eastern boundary 
of the abbey grounds and close to the public 
road stood the chapel of St Mungo, erected 
in 1503 by Robert Blackadder, Archbishop 
of Glasgow. It probably took the place of 
an earlier foundation, the site being the 
place, so tradition runs, where St Thenew, 
after landing from her frail boat, gave birth 
to St Mungo. In 1641 a Second Charge 
was founded for this parish. In 1672, the 
barony of Kincardine - on - Forth and the 
lands of Lurg, Sands, and Kellywood were 
disjoined from Culross, and added to the 
parish of Tulliallan. Fairs of St Serf and 
St Matthew were held at Culross.] 

JOHN DYKES, min. in 1567, Tulliallan 
.,_„ being also in the charge; he was 
a member of the Assembly Aug. 
1571, March 1572, Aug. 1574, and of the 
Convention 12th Jan. 1571. In 1574 
Crombie and Tulliallan were in the charge. 
A libel, raised against him by the Laird 
of Tulliallan, was found by the Assembly 
in 1577 to be not proven. He was a 
member of Assembly April and Oct. 
1581, and May 1586. In 1589 he was 
named by the Privy Council one of the 
Commissioners for the Preservation of the 
True Religion in the sheriffdoms of Clack- 
mannan and Kinross, and is last mentioned 
here in 1591 ; was pres. by Queen Anne 
28th Jan. 1606 to Newburn parish, vacant 



by transportation of Andrew Hunter 23rd 
Nov. 1593. During his ministry, John 
Forest was reader 1580-1. — [Reg. Min. and 
Assig. ; Boohe of the Kirk ; Stirling Presb. 
Reg. ; Calderwood's Hist., iii. 132, 583, iv. 
569, vi. 82, 376 et seq., vii. 222 ; Inverkeith- 
ing Burgh Writs; Char. of Dunf., 253; MS. 
Adv. Lib., 34.1.3.] 

ROBERT COLVILLE of Nether Kin- 
15g „ neddar, born about 1560, son of 
Alexander O, commendator of 
Culross, and brother of James C. of 
Balbedie; min. in 1593 but had been 
apparently ord. to a parish (unidentified) 
within the Presb. of Linlithgow; he was 
one of those who met with the brethren 
at Linlithgow before their trial in 1606, 
for holding an Assembly at Aberdeen 
against the King's orders ; signed, with 
forty-one others, a Protestation to Parlia- 
ment, 1st July that year, against the 
introduction of Episcopacy, and was one 
of fifty-five who signed a Protestation to 
Parliament in behalf of the Liberties of 
the Kirk, 27th June 1617. He was still 
min. 13th July 1629, though obliged to 
have the services of an assistant [Robert 
Melville], when he probably retired to 
Kinghorn. He died 25th Feb. 1631. He 
marr. Catherine Melville, and had issue — 
Robert of Kinneddar, served heir 5th Dec. 
1640 and 8th May 1649; Jean (marr. his 
successor at Culross) ; Katherine (marr. 
cont. 30th Oct. 1637, James, son of James 
Aiken of Middle Grange). — [Stirling Presb.; 
Calderwood's Hist., v. 268, vi. 376, 454, 457, 
vii. 256 ; Livingstone's Charac. ; Inq. Ret. 
Fife, 601, and Perth, 589 ; Bannatyne 
Miscell., iii. ; Reg. of Deeds, cclxii., 23rd 
Jan. 1617; Primrose's Prot. Booh, 106; 
Gen. Reg. Inhib., xxv., 283 ; Perth Sas., 
xi., 19 ; Gen. Reg. Sas., xvii. 186, xxiv. 
242, xlvii. 44 ; Fife Sas., xix., 241 ; Reg. 
of Dunf. Homings, iv.] 

JOHN DUNCAN, M.A. (St Andrews, 
1632 1^19) ; adm. to Saline about 1629 ; 
pres. by Charles 1. 25 th March; trans, 
and adm. in 1632. A letter of 18th- March 
from Adam, Bishop of Dunblane, to George 
Bruce of Culross, whose influence had been 



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15 



used in favour of Duncan, indicates that 
there was opposition to the settlement. He 
was a member of the Glasgow Assembly in 
1638, and of the Assemblies 1642-8; had 
a pension from the King 2nd Sept. 1641, 
which was confirmed by Parliament 17th 
Nov. following. From Nov. 1646 to the 
close of 1647 he was "in the camp of 
General Leslie at Newcastell," and he 
was also a member of the Commission 
appointed by Parliament for visiting the 
colleges of St Andrews 16th Jan. 1649. 
After being laid aside nearly twelve months 
from public duty, he died 25th March 1655, 
aged about 56. He marr. Jean Colville 
(died before 12th Dec. 1678), idaugh. of 
preceding min., and had issue — John, min. 
of Eerrick, served heir 31st Dec. 1655 ; 
Bessie Duncan (marr. 26th Dec. 1640, at 
Culross, George Thomson, min. of Kilmun) 
was probably a daugh. — [Dunf. {Deaths) 
Reg. ; Culross Reg. ; Culross Past and 
Present, 72 ; Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Acts of Pari., 
v. 488, vi. ; Currie's Search; Blair's Autob. ; 
Lamont's Diary, 29, 87; Gen. Reg. Sas., 
xlviii., 429.]] 

MATTHEW FLEMING, M.A. (Glas- 
1656 £ ow ' l^ 43 ) ; became tutor to Lord 
James, son of William, Marquess 
of Douglas; called in April, and adm. 
24th Dec. 1656; pres. 4th Oct. 1662, and 
that year he was confined to his parish 
for non-conformity to Episcopacy. His 
name appears, however, in Wodrow's list 
of ejected mins. in 1663. He had Alex- 
ander, Lord Montgomerie, with him to 
board ; still min. 20th Sept. 1673, at 
which time he was serving both charges, 
and was alive March 1677, though not 
in the charge, which was vacant in 
1675.— [Lanark Presb.; Edin. Reg. Sas.; 
Reg. Sec. Sig., i., 241 ; Mem. of Eglinton, 
ii., 331, 336; Wodrow's Hist., i., 328; 
Chalmers's Dunf., i., 583; Reg. Privy 
Council, 7th May 1673, 18th Jan. 
1676.] 

v JOHN BUENETT, M.A. ; trans, from 

1676 Second Charge, Linlithgow, 1676; 

trans, to Monymusk in 1678. 



[Both this, as well as the Second Charge, 

1680 were vacant i n 1679, when James 
Eamsay, Bishop of Dunblane, under- 
took the "ministerial charge" of Culross. 
In 1680, the Privy .Council granted him 
the vacant stipend for crop in 1679 to the 
extent of 1000 merks for the repair of the 
manse, in which he was residing.] — [Privy 
Council Reg., 3rd ser., vi., 579, 18th Nov. 
1680.] 



1684 



EOBEET WEIGHT, born about 1650, 
son of Eobert W., min. of Clack- 
mannan ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (14th July 1670); passed 
trials before Presb. of Stirling and had 
a testimonial for licence 18th Sept. 1673 ; 
min. in 1684 ; deprived by the Committee 
of Estates 11th May 1689, for neither read- 
ing the Proclamation of the Estates, nor 
praying for William and Mary ; died at 
Edinburgh, 6th March 1721. He marr. 
Katherine, daugh. of Eobert Edmonstone, 
min. of the Second Charge, and had issue 
— Eobert, M.D. (Eome), born 1687 ; James, 
writer, Edinburgh; John, wine merchant, 
Piccadilly, London ; Mary, alive 1762. — 
[Dunblane Syn. ; Edin. Reg. {Bur.) ; Acts 
of Pari., ix., App. 18, 22, xi. 198 ; Ind. to 
Services, etc. ; Perth Sas., xi., 235 ; Edin. 
Sas., 1st Aug. 1758 ; St. And. Comm. Deeds, 
30th March 1782 ; Lyon Reg., 1732.] 

JAMES FEASEE of Brea, born at Brea, 

1689 * n t ' le °^ parish of Kirkmichael 
[Eesolis], Eoss-shire, 29th July 1639, 
son of Sir James F. of Brea (who sat as 
Commissioner from the Presb. of Inverness 
in the Glasgow Assembly of 1638), and 
grandson of Simon, seventh Lord Lovat, 
by his second wife, Jean Stewart, daugh. 
of James, Lord Doune, son of James, Earl 
of Moray. His father died while F. was 
still a child, and some of the greatest 
troubles of his life came to him out of his 
ownership of Brea and the derangement of 
his father's pecuniary affairs. These, how- 
ever, he was able to amend considerably 
in course of time. He graduated M.A. 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1658, 
and thereafter commenced the study of 
law. Coming under deep religious impres- 



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CULROSS 



[PRESB. OF 



sions he resolved to enter the ministry, 
and having qualified himself was ord. by 
the outed mins. of the Presb. of Moray 
in 1672. In 1674 he was ordered to be 
apprehended for preaching at conventicles, 
and letters of intercommuning were passed 
against him 6th Ang. 1675. He was sum- 
moned before the Privy Council 29th Jan. 
1676, and nest day he was sentenced to 
imprisonment on the Bass Rock, where 
he remained for two and a half years, 
during which period his chief studies 
were the Bible and Oriental languages. 
He was released on giving security for 
his good behaviour in July 1679, Sir Hugh 
Campbell of Cawdor becoming cautioner 
in the amount of £560. In Dec. 1681 he 
was again called before the Council and 
sent to Blackness Castle until he should pay 
a fine of 5000 merks, and give a promise 
to cease preaching or leave the country. 
Unknown to him, a brother - in - law 
petitioned for a remission of the fine. Set 
free, he went to London 16th June 1682, 
where he was apprehended for a third time 
and confined in Newgate 21st July 16S3 for 
six months for declining what was styled the 
" Oxford oath." He returned to Scotland 
before 6th July 1687, when he was resident 
within the bounds of the Synod of Lothian 
and Tweeddale. Early in 1689 he became 
min. of this parish, preaching in a meet- 
ing-house till the Committee of Estates 
sanctioned his use of the church, 13th May. 
He was a member of Assembly 1690 and 
1692, was sent to give supply in the Xorth, 
and had a call from Inverness Sept. 1696, 
but was not settled; died at Edinburgh, 13th 
Sept. 1699. Fraser's reputation rests on 
his noble and saintly character, his devotion 
to the Presbyterian principles, his sacrifices 
for the same, and his Memoirs, a " book of 
the intricacies of his own heart and life, ,: 
of which Dr Alexander Whyte said : " It 
is in his Memoirs that James Fraser of 
Brea will live, and he will live in that 
remarkable book as long as a scholarly 
religion, and an evangelical religion, and 
a spiritual religion, and a profoundly experi- 
mental religion, lives in his native land. 
It is a book that for depth and for grip 
has few, if any, equals among the foremost 



books of its kind in the whole world." He 
marr. (1) 31st July 1672, Isobel (died Oct. 
1676), daugh. of Sir William Gray of Pitten- 
drum, and widow of William Hamilton, 
merchant, Edinburgh, and had issue — Jean 
(marr. as his second wife, 1698, Hugh Bose 
of Kilravock), died s.p. ; Beatrice (marr. 
William Burnet, min. of Falkirk) : (2) 
Christian (died s.p. about 1696), daugh. of 
John Inglis, min. of Hamilton, and widow of 
Alexander Carmichael, min. of Pettinain. 
Publications — A Defence of the Convention 
of Estates (1689); Prelacy an Idol, and 
Prelates Idolaters, a sermon (? Edinburgh, 
1713 ; Glasgow, 1724) ; Meditations on 
Several Subjects in Divinity (Edinburgh, 
1721); A Treatise concerning Justifying or 
Saving Faith, 2 vols. (Edinburgh, 1722-49) ; 
Some Choice Select Meditations (Edinburgh, 
1726 ; Glasgow, 1753) [edited by James 
Hog of Carnock] ; Memoirs of the Life 
of Sir James Fraser of Brea, written by 
Himself (Edinburgh, 1738 ; Aberdeen, 1776 ; 
Glasgow, 1798; Aberdeen, 1843; Inverness, 
1889) [with Introductory Note by Alexander 
Whyte, D.D., and Biographical Sketch by 
Gustavus Aird, D.D.] ; The Lawfulness and 
Duty of Separation from Corrupt Ministers 
and Churches Vindicated (Edinburgh, 1744). 
— [Edin. Bur. Reg. ; Acts of Pari., ix., App. 
22; Wodrow's Hist.; Wodrow's Analecta ; 
Boston's Memoirs, 40 ; Anderson's Bass 
Pock ; Family of Kilravock ; Walker's 
Theology and Theologians of Scotland; 
Edin. Christ. Instr., xxiii. ; Select Biog., ii. 
[Wodrow Soc] (Edinburgh, 1847); John 
Brown's The Christian, the Student, and 
Pastor (Edinburgh, 1781); King's The 
Covenanters in the North, 375-90 ; The 
Covenanters in Moray and Boss, 104 ; Gen. 
Peg. Sas., lxiii., 186 ; Whyte's James Erase)-, 
Laird of Brea (Edinburgh, 1911); Elder 
Cumming's Holy Men of God ; Beveridge's 
Fife Bibliography, 148-9; Diet. Nat. Biog.'] 

JAMES CUTHBERT, licen. by Presb. 
1708 of Dalkeith 27th May 1707; called 
23rd Jan. ; he had also a call from 
Auldearn 18th May, but was ord. here 
23rd Sept. 170S; died 1st Oct, 1715. He 
was a poet of some ability, and was an 
early patron and friend of Ralph Erskine 



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whom he licen. and ord., and who has 
eulogised him highly in his poetical 
works. Publications — The Counter -querries 
Querried (1712); A Letter on the Danger 
of Considering the Influences of the Spirit 
as a Ride of Duty (Gillespie's Essay on the 
Continuance of Immediate Kevelations). 
He wrote An Answer from a Non-Jurant 
to a Jurant in 1713, which was not 
printed. — [Auldearn Sess. Reg. ; Wodrow's 
Anal. ; Fraser's Life of Ralph Erskine ; 
Brown's Gospel Truth.] 

ALLAN LOGAN, son of Logan of 

171 „ that ilk ; ord. to Torryburn 24th July 
1695; called 12th June, by Presb. 
jure devoluto 4th July 1716 ; trans, and 
adm. 17th July 1717. He succeeded his 
brother William in the estate of Logan, 
Ayrshire, and became chief of the name in 
March 1727; died before 6th Sept. 1733. 
He left a sum of money to the poor 
of Culross and Torryburn. He was prom- 
inent as a witch-hunter. He marr. Mary, 
daugh. of Eobert, Lord Colville of Ochil- 
tree. She died before 19th Nov. 1739, and 
had issue— Hugh, of Logan ; George, born 
15th July 1701. Publications— The Oath 
of Abjuration enquir'd into, etc. (n.p., 1712); 
Queries upon the Overtures concerning 
Kirk - Sessions and Presbyteries, by a 
Gentleman in the Country (n.p., 1720) ; 
A Countryman's Brief Remarks on the 
Reverend and Learned Air John Sympson, 
Professor of Divinity, his Letter to the 
Reverend Presbytery of Glasgow (Edinburgh, 
1726) ; An Enquiry into Professor Simson's 
Sentiments on the Doctrine of the Trinity, 
from his Papers in the Process against him 
(Edinburgh, 1729) ; The Necessity of Zeal 
for Truth, and of Restraining Error by the 
Exercise of Church Discipline; with an 
Answer to several Objections (n.p., 1730). — 
[Torryburn Sess. ; Test. Reg. (Dunblane) ; 
Boston's Mem. ; Ind. of Services ; Wodrow's 
Anal. ; Eraser's Life of Raljih Erskine ; 
Brown's Gospiel Truth; Scots Peerage, ii., 
574; Bibliog. of West Fife, 197-8; The 
Wonderful Predictions of Mr Allan Logan 
[8 pp. in a Chap-book of 24 pp., con- 
taining The Remarkable Predictions of Mr 
Christopher Love] (Glasgow, 1801).] 

VOL. V. 



ALEXANDER WEBSTEK, called 

1733 (assistant and successor) 5th July, 

and ord. (after death of preceding) 

6th Sept. 1733 ; trans, to Tolbooth Parish, 

Edinburgh, 2nd June 1737. 

HENRY HARDY, born 1717, son of 
1741 Thomas H, farmer, West Craigs, 
Corstorphine, and Janet Bryce ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh 29th Nov. 1738 ; called 
18th June, and ord. 3rd Sept. 1741 ; died of 
consumption 4th May 1 752. He marr. 6th 
Dec. 1743, Ann (born 12th Oct. 1719, died 
4th June 1805), daugh. of John Halker- 
ston, town clerk of Culross, and had issue 
— Janet, born 1744 (marr. Robert Liston, 
min. of Aberdour) ; Anne, born 19th April 
1746; Thomas, Professor of Divinity and 
Ecclesiastical History, Univ. of Edinburgh, 
and min. of New North Parish there, born 
22nd April 1748; John, born 16th Jan. 
1750, died 20th April 1752; Henry, born 
10th Oct. 1751, died 23rd March 1752.— 
[MoDcreiff's Life of Erskine ; Acts of Ass., 
1748.] 

JOHN ERSKINE, M.A. ; trans, from 
175 _ Kirkintilloch ; pres. by Charles 
Cochrane of Culross, 24th Aug. 1752 ; 
adm. 21st Feb. 1753; trans, to New Grey- 
friars Parish, Edinburgh, 15th June 1758. 

ROBERT ROLLAND, born 25th May 
17S8 1728, son of John R., maltster, and 
bailie of Culross ; licen. by Presb. 
of Dunfermline 5th Aug. 1752 ; ord. to 
Second Charge 18th July 1754 ; pres. by 
the Trustees of Charles Cochrane of 
Culross and adm. 1st Nov. 175S ; died 
11th Dec. 1815. He marr. 3rd May 
1759, Antonetta (died 5th May 1774), 
daugh. of Adam Rolland of Gask and 
Luscar, W.S., and had issue — John, 
captain 7th Bengal Native Infantry, born 
18th Feb. 1760, died at Futtyghur, Bengal, 
India, 19th Sept. 1801 ; Adam, born 17th 
July 1763, afterwards of Gask, Principal 
Clerk of Session, whose son, Adam R. of 
Gask, was father of Susan R., wife of 
Robert Rainy, D.D., Principal of U.F. 
College, Edinburgh ; Robert, born 25th 
Jan. 1765, died 3rd March 1775 ; Jean, 



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born 13th Dec. 1766, died 24th Sept. 
1772; Marion, born 23rd Dec. 1768, died 
13th June 1799. Publication — Account 
of the Parish [jointly with his successor] 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, x., xviii.). — [Mon- 
creiff's Life of Ershine ; Chalmers : s Hist. 
Dunf, ii. ; Gen. Table, i.] 

WALTEE MALPINE, born Luss, 18th 
18 , Dec. 1741, son of John M., min. of 
Campbeltown ; licen. by Presb. of 
Dunblane 4th March 1766 ; ord. to Second 
Charge 28th March 1770 ; pres. by Sir 
Eobert Preston of Valleyfield, Bart., with 
consent of George, Viscount Keith, 26th 
Jan. and 3rd Feb., trans, and adro. 29th 
May 1816; died 1st June 1823. He marr. 
3rd Dec. 1782, Janet Stein, who died at 
Edinburgh, 29th Nov. 1835, and had issue- 
John Stein, born 5th July 1784, died at 
Edinburgh, 6th March 1823 ; James, born 
2nd Feb. 1786; Mary, born 13th Sept. 
1788 ; Margaret, born 6th Nov. 1790 ; 
Helen, born 5th Nov. 1792. Publications — 
Sermon Preached before the S.P.C.K. 
(Edinburgh, 1782); Account of the Parish 
[jointly with his predecessor] (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, x., xviii.). 

ANDBEW BETHUNE DUNCAN, born 
19th July 1797, son of Andrew D., 
min. of Eatho ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edin- 
burgh 26th April 1820; pres. by the 
Trustees of George, Viscount Keith, 11th 
July 1823; ord. 4th March 1824; died 
21st July 1873. He marr. 7th Oct. 1840, 
Elizabeth Henderson (died 6th Aug. 1879), 
daugh. of James Young, merchant, Glasgow, 
and had issue — Christian Ann Young, 
born 30th Sept. 1841, died 28th May 
1917 ; Margaret Bethune, born 12th Jan. 
1844 ; Jane, born 21st June 1845, died 22nd 
June 1923; Andrew Bethune, born 30th 
May 1847 ; John William, born 27th March 
1851 ; Patrick James, born 23rd March 
1855. Publication — Account of the Parish 
(New Stat. Ace, x.). 

GEOEGE STEPHEN, born Glass, 

1874 Aberdeenshire, 22nd March 1846, son 

of Arthur S., parochial schoolmaster ; 

educated at Aberdeen Univ. ; M.A. (1867), 



B.D. (1871); licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
4th Jan. 1871 ; assistant at Stirling ; pres. 
by Lady Elphinstone of Tulliallan, and ord. 
26th May 1874; res. 18th May 1904; died 
12th March 1908. He marr. 8th Sept. 1874, 
Jessie Martin (died 29th Oct. 1884), daugh. of 
Alexander Duthie, Aberdeen, and had issue 
— Arthur, born 18th Aug. 1875 ; Alexander 
Duthie, born 1st March 1S77'; William 
Duguid, born 1st Oct. 1878, died 14th 
Jan. 18S5 ; James Alexander Campbell, 
born 14th April 1S80, died 3rd June 1882 ; 
Eobert Halkerston Davidson, born 7th 
March 1884. 

DAVID M'HAEDY HAMPTON, born 
lqo4 Laurencekirk, 17th Aug. 1855, son of 
David M'Hardy H., farmer, Hedder- 
wick, and Margaret Smart Allison ; edu- 
cated at Parish and Free Church Schools 
and Univ. of St Andrews ; sometime teacher 
in Elementary and Secondary Schools ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dundee 3rd May 1893 ; assistant 
at St Andrew's, St Matthew's, and St 
Clement's, Dundee, and locum tenens South 
Kirriemuir Parish, 1893-4 ; assistant (locum 
tenens), First Charge, Culross, 1894-1904 ; 
ord. to First Charge, 22nd Sept. 1904; 
res. 1924. Marr. 6th June 1911, Elizabeth 
Margaret Hamilton Bruce, youngest daugh. 
of David Nasmyth Hogg, min. of Auchter- 
muchty. Publications — Poems (Edwards's 
Modern Scottish Poets, vol. viii.) (Brechin, 
1885); Poems (Keid's Bards of Angus and 
The Mearns) (Paisley, 1897). 

Secoxd Charge. 

[In the seventeenth century at least the 
stipend of 600 merks was a " voluntary con- 
tribution of the heritors and other good 
people of the parish." — (Reg. Privy Council, 
23rd Aug. 1670).] 

HENEY SMITH, M.A. ; settled here 
before 20th March 1641. During a 
vacancy in Dunfermline about 24th 
Nov. 1642, "the cure of baptisms and 
marriages was served by the ministers of 
the Presb., and speciallie by Mr Henry 
Smythe who was then come from the 
sturrs in Ireland, and dwelling heir." He 
was adm. to Beath 15th May 1644. 



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^GEORGE BELFRAGE, M.A. ; min. in 
1642 1642; trans, to Carnock 2nd June 
1647. 

ROBERT EDMONSTONE, son of 
1649 J ames E., mm - °f St Ninian's ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1642) ; pres. by the heritors, Town 
Council, and Erskine of Carnock ; adm. 
2nd July 1649 ; dep. by Archbishop Sharp 
1st April 1668 "for obstinately refusing to 
keep the Synodical meetings." He died at 
East Grange 17th July 1683, aged about 
62. He marr. Katherine, daugh. of John 
Chrystie, of Ashes, Perth, and with her 
had an annual rent of 300 merks from 
the lands of Blairhall, 14th Oct. 1662. She 
survived him, and had issue — Katherine 
(marr. Robert Wright, min. of First 
Charge), served heir 8th Sept. 1691 ; 
Elizabeth, born Sept. 1666. — [Tests. 
(Dunbl.); New Reg. Gen. Sas., iv.; Lamont's 
Diary, 201 ; Inquis. Ret. Perth, 988 ; 
Pitfirrane Writs Invent., 602.] 

JAMES RAMSAY, Bishop of Dunblane, 
1680 undertook the charge of the whole 
parish. — [See First Charge.] 

ALEXANDER YOUNG, educated at 
1684 Univ - of Edinburgh; M.A. (24th 
Sept. 1681) ; pres. by Charles, Earl 
of Mar, and disposition by the Earl of Kin- 
cardine ; adm. 1684 ; deprived by the Com- 
mittee of Estates 11th May 1689, for not 
reading the Proclamation of the Estates, 
and not praying for King William and 
Queen Mary. In 1695 he seems to have 
remained in the parish and to have con- 
ducted irregular ministrations. He marr. 
Antonia Lundie, and had issue — James, 
born 1684 ; Margaret, born 1686 ; Elizabeth, 
born 1688. — [Dunblane Syn. and Dunblane 
Presb. Reg.; Acts of Pari., ix., App. 18, 22.] 

GEORGE MAIR, called in May, and 

1698 or( *' 2n< * Sept. 1698; trans, to 
Tulliallan 21st July 1714. 

CHARLES MOORE, called 13th, and 

j~ 15 pres. by the Presb. jure devoluto 

16th March, and ord. 10th May 

1715 ; trans, to Second Charge, Stirling, 

26th March 1718. 



JOHN GEDDES, educated at King's 
1719 College, Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of 
Stirling 24th Jan. 1705, but deprived 
of his licence 8th Jan. 1707 for immoral 
conduct ; he became schoolmaster of Saline, 
and had his licence restored 14th March 
1718; called 24th, by the Presb. jure 
devoluto 25th Feb., and ord. 6th May 1719 ; 
died 10th Nov. 1746. He marr. Christian 
Fergus, who died 16th Nov. 1746, and 
had issue — William ; six daughters, one 
of whom, Elizabeth, was born in 1721. — 
[Fraser's Life of Ralph Erskine.] 

JAMES STODDART, M.A. ; called 
1748 6th Oct., and ord. 24th Nov. 1748. 
Charles Cochrane, advocate, having 
pres. William Trotter, licentiate (afterwards 
min. of Selkirk), 1st May 1747, raised a 
process of multiplepoinding that the right 
to the stipend might be determined. The 
Court, 26th June 1751, preferred Cochrane 
as patron, and decerned against the heritors 
in payment to him, not only of the stipend 
due before the settlement of Stoddart, but 
also of the stipend due after it. The 
parishioners compensated Stoddart for his 
services by a voluntary contribution. He 
dem. 27th June 1753, and was adm. to 
Kirkintilloch 16th Aug. that year. 



1754 



ROBERT ROLLAND, pres. by the 
Trustees of Charles Cochrane of 
Culross in March, and ord. 18th 

July 1754 ; trans, to First Charge 1st Nov. 

1758. 



1759 



ALEXANDER MOODIE, pres. by the 
Trustees of Charles Cochrane of 
Culross in June, and ord. 26th Sept. 
1759; trans. 8th April 1762 to Riccarton, 
Ayrshire, where he quarrelled with " Black 
Jock " (John Russel, min. of Kilmarnock), 
and was thus immortalised by Burns in 
" The Twa Herds " :— 

" O, Moodie, man, an' wordy Russel, 
How could you raise so vile a bustle; 
Ye'll see how ' New Licht ' herds will whistle, 
An' think it fine ! 

The L 's cause ne'er gat sic a twistle 

Sin' I ha'e min'." 

[Wallace's Burns, i., 172.] 



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1770 



WILLIAM M'LEISH, licen. by Presb. 
1763 of Dunoon 1st May 1759 ; called 5th 
Jan., and ord. 12th May 1763 ; died 
23rd Feb. 1769. He marr. 3rd Aug. 1767, 
Mary Stark, who died 28th July 1775, and 
had issue— David, born ISth July 1768. 

WALTER M'ALPINE, pres. by the 
Trustees of Charles Cochrane of Cul- 
ross in Aug. 1769 ; ord. 28th March 
1770 ; trans, to First Charge 29th May 1816. 

JOHN BALFOUR, born 2nd May 1768, 
6 son of David B., min. of Torryburn ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dunfermline 1st Feb. 
1792; pres. by Sir Robert Preston of 
Valleyfield, Bart., with consent of George, 
Viscount Keith, 1st and 9th Dec. 1815; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 9th May 1816. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; went to 
reside in Edinburgh, where he died 21st 
Aug. 1845. He marr. 6th Sept. 1842, 
Barbara Scotland Gray, who married again, 
26th May 1846. 

JOSEPH LAURIE, D.D.; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. 
of Dumfries 5th Nov. 1817 ; ord. by 
that Presb. assistant chaplain in India 10th 
July 1822; app. chaplain at Bombay in 
1833; adm. to this charge 13th Oct. 1843; 
res. through ill-health 9th March 1845; 
died 24th Oct. 1870. He marr. 7th Oct. 
1822, Frances Brown (died Jan. 1865), only 
daugh. of John Barker, provost of Dumfries. 
Publication — Observations on the Extension 
and Present Condition of the Scottish 
Church in India, etc. (Edinburgh, 1840). 

PETER LOGAN, born 1820, only son of 
Thomas L., architect, Lanarkshire, 
nephew of Richard Logan, min. of 
St Andrew's Chapel, Dundee ; educated at 
Relief Theological Hall and Univ. of 
Glasgow; ord. 24th May 1845; res. 19th 
Jan. 1881 ; died unmarr. 31st Aug. 1887. 

ALEXANDER SMITH ALLAN, born 
Portlethen, 7th Nov. 1845, son of 
James A. ; educated at Univs. of 
Aberdeen (M.A. 1872) and Edinburgh ; 
student missionary in Fountainbridge, 
Edinburgh ; assistant at West Coates; ord. 



1881 



15th June 1881 ; died at Bridge of Allan 
1st Feb. 1894. He marr., in or about 1874, 
Jane Leiper, Portlethen, who died 14th Oct. 
1885, and had issue — Maggie Bertha, born 
25th May 1875 ; Edwin Frederick William, 
born 5th Feb. 1877, died in India. 

JOHN GORDON, M.A. ; ord. 17th May 
1894; trans, to St Fittick's, Aber- 
deen, 4th Oct. 1911. 

OLIVER CRAWFORD, born Milldale 
House, Dunbreen, Omagh, County 
Tyrone, 9th May 1869, son of Oliver 
C. and Anne Pollock ; educated at High 
School, Omagh, Queen's College, Galway, 
Magee College, Londonderry, Queen's Col- 
lege, Belfast, Univ. and New College, Edin- 
burgh, Royal Univ. of Ireland, BA. (1896), 
Princeton Univ., U.S.A., M.A. (1897), Berlin 
Univ. and Assembly's College, Belfast; 
licen. by Presb. of Omagh 3rd June 1897 ; 
assistant at Crescent Church, Belfast, July 
1897 to Dec. 1899; accepted by Colonial 
Committee of Church of Scotland for work 
in South Africa ; ord. by Presb. of Omagh 
24th July 1902, and ministered at Roodeport, 
Transvaal, for two years ; returned home for 
health reasons; admitted 30th May 1907 by 
the General Assembly as anordained minister 
of the Church of Scotland ; assistant at 
Buchanan, St Mary's, Partick, First Charge 
Ayr and Kirkcudbright ; locum tenens in 
the First Charge, Haddington ; adm. to 
Second Charge, Culross, 14th Feb. 1912; 
died unmarr. 7th Feb. 1920. 

JOHN MILLER GOW, born Edinburgh, 
lg21 24th Feb. 1893, son of John G., Mut- 
hill; educated at Perth Academy 
and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1913), B.D. 
(1919); licen. by Presb. of Auchterarder 
June 1919 ; assistant at St Bernard's Parish 
Edinburgh, July 1919 to April 1921 ; app 
by the Presb. jure devoluto (after con 
sultation with the congregation) and ord 
12th May 1921 ; enlisted in the R.F.A 
Oct. 1914 as driver, and promoted 2nd Lieut, 
June 1915 ; served in Egypt and Palestine 
Jan. 1916 to Jan. 1919 ; mentioned in Dis- 
patches June 1917 ; Military Cross July 1917. 
Marr. 19th Feb. 1924, Nora, eldest daugh. of 
Archibald Powrie, Earlie Bank, Perth. 



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DALGETY. 

[The old church of Dalgety, now ruined, 
was dedicated to St Bride. It belonged to 
the Abbey of Inchcolm and is included in 
the Bull of Pope Alexander III. to Walter, 
Prior of Inchcolm. A new church for the 
Parish of Dalgety was built in 1830. The 
Pre - Keformation church, stripped of its 
roof, stands on the shore of Donibristle 
Bay. The mediaeval bell with the inscrip- 
tion, "O Mater Dei Memento Mei," still 
hangs in the belfry of the ruin. At Fordel, 
within the bounds, there is a chapel dedi- 
cated, it is said, to St Ferreolus, the Martyr 
of Vienne. It was rebuilt in 1650 by Sir 
John Henderson of Fordel. It has all 
along been a private chapel, and is used 
for mortuary purposes.] 

1567 JOHN PATERSON, reader. 

*<IOHN BROUNHILL, formerly one of 
1S7 . the monks of Inchcolm Abbey ; 
reader in 1574. — [Sel. Syn. of Fife, 
237 ; Cal. Laing Charters, 1266 ; Acts 
and Decs., lvii., 430.] 

ALEXANDER STEVEN, formerly one 

7 of the monks of Dunfermline Abbey ; 

reader at Beath 1569-74; held the 

vicarage of Dalgety 14th June 1575. — 

[Invent. Yester Writs, Acts and Decs., 

lxvi., 396 ; Sel. Syn. of Fife, 237.] 

JOHN TYRIE, reader, 25th Nov. 1582; 
,.-„ son of John Tyrie of Bridgend, Aber- 
dour, Chamberlain of the Abbacy of 
St Colm's Inch. — [Aberdour and Inchcolme, 
214.] 



1598 



WILLIAM PATON, MA. ; trans, from 
Orwell and adm. in 1598. In 1599 
Beath was also under his care ; he 
was pres. to the vicarage of Dalgety and 
Beath by James VI. 4th April 1603, and to 
the vicarage of Dalgety, Beath, and Aber- 
dour before 7th May 1611. In the Assembly 
21st March 1606 he was ordered to serve the 
cure both of Aberdour and Dalgety ; trans, 
to Aberdour before 1614. 



ANDREW DONALDSON, born Perth 
1644 a ^ )0U ' ; I 618 ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; MA. (5th June 1638) ; 
Keen, by Presb. of Perth on or about 12th 
Jan. 1641 ; adm. min. here 28th Aug. 1644 ; 
pres. by Charles I. 11th Feb. 1645. From 
3rd Aug. 1645 to 7th Jan. 1646 he was in 
England, having been app. by the Com- 
mittee of the Provincial Assembly to ac- 
company Lord Dunfermline's Regiment. In 
taking leave of his congregation he exhorted 
them " to seik the Lord in his absence, and 
to learne more and more to be gracious, 
by a cairful walking under the meanes, 
promising them, in name of the Presbytrie, 
that every Lord's day they suld be supplied, 
during his absence in England, which the 
Presbytrie had bound themselves to do. 
And the Sessionebeing met, John Henderson, 
ruling elder, was appointed to wait weiklie 
on the Presbytrie, that the congregatione 
be not frustrat. And the minister chairged 
the elders to be diligent and cairful in every- 
thing during his absence as they will be 
answerable to Christ their Master, and so 
he takes leave of the Sessione, and calls 
upon God." No preaching, however, took 
place all the five months D. was away, 
because " immediately after his removale 
the enemie came to the bounds, and for ane 
month after that lamentable fight at Kilsyth, 
ministers durst not hazard almost to keep a 
presbytrie, or come abroad, and it pleased 
the Lord to visit this congregation with 
pestilence, so that the Presbytrie could not 
safelie come heir to preach." He was a 
member of Commission of Assembly in 
1648 ; app. Chaplain in the Army 11th May 
1649 ; joined the Protesters in 1651 and for 
a time was protected by Charles, Earl of 
Dunfermline ; dep. by the Bishop of Dun- 
keld 4th Oct. 1664 for his opposition to 
Episcopacy. A party of soldiers was sent 
to eject him after the congregation had 
assembled for worship, but he was allowed 
to proceed with the service and "all out- 
break, or tumult was prevented." Soon 
afterwards the Earl of Dunfermline having 
heard in London of D.'s deposition obtained 
a royal warrant authorising him to resume 
his ministry, but to this Archbishop Sharp 
stoutly objected. Although decreet was 



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passed against him and others 16th July 
1671, D. continued to preach at his own 
house and at conventicles till letters of 
intercommuning were issued, 3rd Aug. 1676, 
when he removed to Inverkeithing. There 
he preached to his family and others on 
Sunday evenings, but was seized while in 
his bed and taken to the prison at Linlith- 
gow, where he remained till 26th Aug. 1679 
when a bond of security was given in his 
behalf by the heritors and parishioners of 
his old parish, to which he was granted an 
indulgence by the Privy Council 18th Dec. 
following. He returned at the Toleration 
and was restored by Act of Parliament 25th 
April 1690 ; died (having suffered from 
paralysis for some years) after 2nd Nov. 
1693. He marr..(l) 7th June 1648 Helen, 
daugh. of James Hamilton of Meikle 
Parklie, and Isabella, daugh. of William 
Mauld, merchant burgess, Edinburgh, and 
had issue — Alexander, born 1649 ; Eliza- 
beth, born 1652 : (2) Beatrix Chalmers, 
who died at Inverkeithing 10th Oct. 1743, 
and had issue — Beatrice (marr. Alexander 
Stedman, min. of Beath) ; Helen (marr. 
20th Jan. 1682, Henry Mackie, Chamber- 
lain to Sir Peter Halket of Pitfirrane) ; 
Andrew. — [Lamont's Diary, 33 ; Old Invent. 
Fordel Writs ; Stephen's Inverkeithing, 42 ; 
Hunter's Dioc. of Dunkeld, 373 ; Eoss's 
Glimpses of Pastoral Work in the Covenant- 
ing Times : A Record of the Labours of 
Andrew Donaldson (London, 1877) ; Beg. 
of Deeds, Durie, 1st Jan. 1706.] 

JOHN CORSAIE, born 1643; edu- 
1669 cate d at St Leonard's College, St 
Andrews; M.A. (27th July 1661); 
ord. to Second Charge, South Leith, 21st 
July 1664; pres. by Charles II. 21st Oct. 
1668 ; trans, and adm. 27th Jan. 1669 ; died 
20th May 1680. He marr. Anna Carmichael, 
and had issue — John, writer, Edinburgh. 
Before 6th Nov. 1684 his widow marr. 
George Gullan, writer, Edinburgh. — [Reg, 
Sec. Sig., ii., 131 ; Tombst. ; Fife Sas., xiii. 
33, xix. 87, 264 ; Old Invent. Fwdel Writs.] 

JOHN LUMSDEN, ~trans. from St 
1680 Mungo; pres. by Charles II. 5th 
July 1680 ; trans, to Second Charge, 
Canongate, Edinburgh, about 1682. 



JOHN ROW, son of John R., Principal 
16 of King's College, Aberdeen ; edu- 
cated at King's College ; M.A. (15th 
July 1658) ; adm. to Balmaclellan between 
29th April and 27th Oct. 1668 ; trans, to 
Stoneykirk 13th Sept. 1672 ; said to have 
been trans, to Dreghorn before 1682 ; trans, 
here before 1686. He deserted the cure at 
Lammas that year, renounced the Protes- 
tant Faith and became a convert to Roman- 
ism, but was allowed a pension of £50 stg. 
by the King 30th July that year and 27th 
Jan. 1687 ; had an Act of the Court of 
Session authorising him to draw the stipend 
till Whitsunday 1687, although a successor 
had been settled. He marr. a daugh. of 

■ Rig of Carberry, and had issue — 

Margaret, eldest daughter (marr. pro. 17th 
June 1705 George Turnbull, merchant bur- 
gess of Edinburgh) ; Elizabeth (marr. John 
Thomson, writer, Edinburgh), and died 
insane, June 1727). — [Fountainhall's Decs, i., 
and Diary ; Kirkton'siftsi.,193 ; Wodrow's 
Hist., ii., 146, 231 ; Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Edin. 
Marr. Reg.] 

GEORGE GRAY, educated at Marischal 
.„_„ College, Aberdeen ; adm. before 27th 
Jan. 1687 ; called to South Leith in 
1689, but the Presbyterian min. was pre- 
ferred ; deprived by Act of Parliament 25th 
April 1690, restoring the Presbyterian mins. 
— [FountainhaH'sZ>ecs.,i.; Monro's A])ology.] 

ANDREW DONALDSON, M.A. (See 
1688 above.) 

ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL, born 1667; 
1696 educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (18th July 1692); called in 
June ; ord. 27th Aug. 1696 ; died 25th June 
1714. He marr. May 1697, Isobel, daugh. 
of Robert Bairdie, bailie of Inverkeithing, 
and Margaret, eldest daugh. of William 
Wellwood, yr., portioner of Touch, and 
had issue — Charles ; Archibald ; Margaret 
(marr. (1) James Harrower, merchant and 
shipmaster, and probably (2) William 
Henderson, min. of this parish) ; prob- 
ably also Susanna (marr. Robert Well- 
wood of Touch and Garvock) ; Robert, 
merchant, Edinburgh.— [Edin. Marr. Reg. ; 
Tombst. ; Fraser's Life of Ralph Erskine ; 



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23 



Inverheithing and Eosyth, 476 ; Chalmers's 
Dun/., ii., 455.] 

WILLIAM HENDERSON, born 1690; 
,„,- pres. by Charles, Earl of Moray, in 
June, and by Robert, Earl of Morton, 
in July, called by Presb. jure devoluto 5th 
Sept. 1717 [after the failure of presentations 
by Major Henry Balfour 12th Oct. 1714 in 
favour of Charles Campbell, min. of New- 
battle, and 2nd April 1715 in favour of John 
Hay, M.A., afterwards min. of Peebles] ; 
ord. 23rd Sept. 1717 (Ralph Erskine pre- 
siding) ; died 27th Oct. 1737. He is stated 
to have been the " man that most of all did 
advise James Hog to publish the Marrow 
of Modem Divinity, with his preface," and 
to have purchased copies of Alexander 
Hamilton's " Catechism " to circulate in his 
congregation, but afterwards to have be- 
come a great enemy to both. He marr. 
Margaret Campbell, probably identical with 
Margaret, daugh. of his immediate prede- 
cessor in the charge. She died 8th Feb. 
1768, and had issue — Archibald, student 
of Philosophy, born 1720, died at Edin- 
burgh 27th Dec. 1734; Charles, born 1722 ; 
John, born 1726 ; William.— [Fraser's Life 
of Batyh Erskine ; Tombst. ; Edin. Chr. 
Inst., xxx. ; Chalmers's Dunf., ii., 455.] 



1738 



^JAMES BATHGATE, born Inver- 
keithing, Sept. 1709, son of James 
B., min. of Orwell; licen. by the 
Presb. of Dunfermline 30th April 1735 ; 
pres. by James, Lord Doune, in Feb., 
and ord. 5th July 1738 ; called to Second 
Charge, Stirling, 7th Dec. following, but 
the Presb. refused translation. The 
motion was, however, carried against his 
wishes, by a majority in the Commission 
of Assembly March 1739, and the 25th 
April was fixed for his admission. Rather 
than submit to be settled in a place so 
divided in opinion, he offered a demission 
of his charge, and petitioned the General 
Assembly to treat him with tenderness. 
The Assembly, 22nd May, agreed that the 
finding of the Commission could not be 
reversed, but advised an arrangement of 
the matter between then and August, when 
if B. " continue his aversion, and the parish 



of Stirling still insist on their choice, both 
charges should be declared vacant." He was 
again called de novo, pres. by James, Lord 
Doune, Nov. following, and adm. 13th Feb. 
1740. Having been summoned to the 
Assembly to answer for his disobedience, 
and a Committee appointed to confer 
with him, he again compeared, when the 
Moderator (George Logan) 19th May 1740, 
"did signify their dissatisfaction with his 
conduct." He died 23rd Dec. 1776. He 
marr. 12th Nov. 1741, Eupham Anderson, 
Aberdour, who died 8th July 1755, and 
had issue — Agnes, born 13th Jan. 1743, 
died 1st March 1746 ; Margaret, born 1744 
and died that year ; Janet, born 28th Aug. 
1745, died 8th June 1747; Helen, born 
25th Sept. 1746, died 16th July 1750; 
James, born 11th Feb. 1748. — [Ind. to 
Services; Stirling Presb. Reg.; Acts of 
Ass., 1739, 1740, 1752; Inverheithing 
Sess. Beg.'] 

JOHN HOYES, pres. by Francis, Earl 
of Moray, 13th April 1777; adm. 
16th July 1778 ; trans, to Kinloss 
27th July 1786. 

PETER PRIMROSE, pres. by Francis, 
Earl of Moray, in Jan., and ord. 5th 
July 1787; trans, to Prestonpans 
14th April 1796. 



1778 



1787 



JOHN SCOTT, licen. by Presb. of Edin- 
burgh 25th June 1783; ord. to 
1797 Auchtertool 10th May 1787; pres. 
by Francis, Earl of Moray, 19th July 1796 ; 
trans, and adm. 1st March 1797 ; died 
15th Jan. 1827. He marr. 27th Jan. 1791, 
Margaret (died at Edinburgh, 1st Oct. 
1846, aged 82 years), daugh. of James 
Stoddart, one of the Commissioners of 
Excise, and had issue — Jean, born 13th 
Dec. 1791 ; James, born 12th July 1793, 
died at Madras, 7th April 1816 ; Walter, 
born 16th March 1795, died 11th July 1810; 
Margaret, born 5th July 1796, died 21st 
Dec. 1817 ; Agnes, born 20th Sept. 1797 ; 
David, born 12th Oct. 1798, died 21st Dec. 
1817; John, born 6th Jan. 1800, died at 
Edinburgh, 29th July 1821; Alexander, 
bom 26th Aug. 1801 ; Anne Stuart, born 
12th April 1803, died 10th Oct. 1819. 



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1844 



ALEXANDER WATT, M.A. (Edin- 
burgh, 19th April 1822); licen. by 
Presb. of Lauder 1st Sept. 1825 ; 
pres. to Culter by John Dickson of Hartree 
Sept. 1826, which be declined to accept, and 
to this parish by Francis, Earl of Moray, 
May 1827 ; ord. 27th March 1828 j dem. 
1843. He joined the Church of England ; 
■was ord. by Thomas, Bishop of Sodor and 
Man, as curate of St George's, Douglas, 
2nd March 1845 ; was promoted to Trinity 
Church, Southampton, 25th March 1846 ; 
died 20th June 1867. He marr. 16th June 
1826, Elizabeth Charlotte Campbell, who 
died 3rd Feb. 1873, and had issue— John 
Alexander, born 1st July 1827 ; Henry 
Gordon, born 11th June 1S29, died 8th 
Jan. 1832; Alexander, born 1837. Publi- 
cation—Account of the Parish (Xeic Stat. 
Ace, is..).— [M'Cosh's Wheat and Chaff.] 

HUGH RALPH, fifth son of James R., 
artificer, Marylebone, London ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1819); min. of Oldham Presbyterian Church, 
Liverpool, 1824; LL.D. (Glasgow 1827); 
trans, to Aberdour 24th Feb. 1842; trans, 
and adm. 7th March 1844 ; died 9th Sept. 
1854, aged 53. He marr. 27th June 1825, 
Mary Blake, who died 24th Oct. 1884. He is 
understood to have published at least one 
work, probably at Liverpool. 

DAVID NTCOL,' born 1818, fourth son 
of Andrew N. of Easterhouse, 
Lanarkshire; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; ord. to St Andrew's Church, 
Dunfermline, 1849 ; trans, and adm. 11th 
Jan. 1855; died 7th Dec. 1868. He marr. 
24th April 1855, Jessie (died 10th Feb. 
190S), youngest daugh. of John Mackay, 
Edinburgh, and had issue — Jessie Mackay, 
born 16th Feb. 1856 (marr. (1) 30th April 
1878, David M'Gregor, (2) Dr Henry Hay, 
medical officer to H.M. Prison, Edinburgh) ; 
James, born 17th April 1857 ; John Mackay, 
born 4th Sept. 1861 ; David, born 4th April 
1862, died 17th May 1919. 

ROBERT JAMES CRAIG, born 

Lowick, Northumberland, 25th Aug. 

1832, son of John C, land-surveyor 

there; educated at Edinburgh and St 



1855 



Andrews LTnivs. ; licen. by Presb. of St 
Andrews in 1S57 (?1858) ; ord. to Belhaven 
1st June 1S60; trans, to Mochrum 24th 
Sept. 1863 ; trans, and adm. 2nd June 
1869; died 23rd April 1899. He marr. 
19th Nov. 1867, Elizabeth Ann (died 21st 
April 1902), daugh. of John Rymer, W.S., 
Edinburgh, and had issue — John, physician 
and surgeon, Darwen, Lancashire, born 
11th Feb. 1S70; Walter, born 18th May 
1871, died 6th June 1872; William Pit- 
cairn, min. of Torryburn, born 19th April 
1873 ; James Dalgleish, born 4th Jan. 
1875, died 4th May 1890 ; Francis Sitwell, 
born 12th, and died 24th Sept. 1877. 
Publications — In Memoriam, Captain W. R. 
Moubray, E.X., of Otterston and Cockairnie, 
a sermon (Edinburgh, 1885) ; The Order and 
Importance of Public Worship, a sermon 
(Edinburgh, 1889) ; Morning Thoughts ; or 
Devout Meditations for every Day (1st 
edition, 1868; 4th edition, revised and im- 
proved, London, 1898); Evening Thoughts; 
or Devout Meditations for the Close of 
every Day in the Year (London, 1899). 



1899 



DONALD STEWART ROSE, born 
Blair - Atholl, 3rd June 1867, son 
of ^Eneas R., land-steward to the 
Duke of Atholl, and composer of several 
well-known pipe marches ; educated at 
Blair -Atholl Parish School, Raining's 
School, Inverness, Edinburgh and St 
Andrews Univs. ; licen. by Presb. of 
Dunkeld 7th May 1894 ; locum tenens at 
Abernethy, Inverness-shire, Dec. 1894 to 
May 1895 ; summer assistant at Strathyre, 
Balquhidder, 1895 ; assistant at Coldingham 
Dec. 1895 to May 1896 ; assistant at Inver- 
brothock May to Sept. 1896; locum tenens 
at Little Dunkeld Jan. to July 1898, and 
assistant at Burntisland ; ord. 14th Sept. 
1899 ; app. officiating chaplain to the 
Church of Scotland and Presbyterian units 
at Donibristle Aerodrome, Dalgety, 1st 
Aug. 1919. Marr. 6th June 1900, Christian 
Blair, daugh. of William Gilmour, chemist, 
Edinburgh, and has issue — Rhona Netta, 
born 28th Oct. 1902 (marr. 7th June 1924, 
Frank Leslie Kingham, Observer Officer, 
R.A.F.) ; Ella Stewart, born 5th March 
1910; Hugh Lauchlan, born 26th March 



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1913. Publications—" The Otterston Loch 
Curling Club," a poem (Fifeshire Advertiser, 
Feb. 1922) ; " A Lay of Haymarket," a poem 
(Fifeshire Advertiser, March 1922). 

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[The Parish of the Holy Trinity.— The 
ancient church of this parish formed the 
west portion of the whole Abbey Church, 
the east part obviously being reserved for 
the monks ; but there is no reference to 
the parish church of Dunfermline as Parish 
Church before 1300-1301. From about 1306 
(and in all likelihood earlier still) the whole 
Abbey Church was described as the Church 
of the Holy Trinity and St Margaret. 
Within the bounds were the following 
chapels : — St Ninian's, between the High 
Street and West Queen Anne Street; St 
Katherine the Virgin's, a little to the north- 
west of the Abbey, beyond the street now 
known as St Katharine's Wynd ; St Mary's, 
on the south side of the Eethertown, at the 
east corner of Grange Eoad ; St John the 
Baptist's, at Garvoch, a mile east of Dun- 
fermline. There were also St Leonard's 
Chapel and Hospital, at the south end of 
the town, at the site of the older St 
Leonard's School, with St Leonard's Well 
a little to the south-east. Near the Abbey 
were enclosures known as St Laurence's 
Croft, St Laurence's Yard, and St Laurence's 
Orchard, pertaining to the altar of St 
Laurence in the conventual church, and in 
the vicinity also was St Margaret's Well. 
Probably about 1072-74 Queen Margaret 
and Malcolm III. built a church, dedicated 
to the Holy Trinity, and in all likelihood 
on the site of an earlier foundation. The 
foundations of this church were laid bare 
under the floor of the existing nave, by 
excavations carried out by the late Dr P. 
MacGregor Chalmers in 1916, and show it 
to have been a small building of Anglo- 
Saxon type, with western tower, nave, 
chancel, and eastern apse, the total length 
being 86 feet. In or soon after 1124 
David I. erected the Benedictine Priory of 
Dunfermline (almost beyond doubt founded 
by Malcolm III.) into an Abbey. At the 
same time he built a new church on a 



much larger scale, the breadth of the nave 
between pillars being the same as the width 
of the old aisleless choir, there also being a 
new crossing and choir to the east of the 
old church. This church, the nave of which 
still exists, though somewhat mutilated at 
the east end, was dedicated in 1150; and 
in the following century, between 1216 and 
1226, the eastern portion of the church was 
extended and to some extent remodelled, 
there being also added a chapel which 
subsequently contained the shrine of St 
Margaret. This noble monastery had its 
full share in the havoc and desolation of 
the long English wars. Edward I. of Eng- 
land occupied the building at various times. 
He came first in 1291, and returned in 1296 
and 1303. A most unwelcome guest he 
must have been. His last stay covered 
most of the winter, and lasted well on into 
1304. At the end, he burned the Abbey, 
and then went his way. The task of re- 
building was quickly taken up, and King 
Robert aided it zealously. But in 1385 the 
English came again under Richard II., and 
again the great monastery, but half restored, 
was given to the flames. The work of 
reparation was soon resumed, and was 
carried on steadily from generation to 
generation. Thus there grew up again a 
stately pile 280 feet long, with a central 
tower 150 feet high, and finished with two 
western towers. The monastic buildings 
also were very lordly and extensive. 

From far and near came hosts of pilgrims 
to visit St Margaret's Shrine in the Lady 
Chapel of the Abbey. In the great church 
there were many altars, including dedica- 
tions to St Laurence, St Katherine, St 
Ninian, St Cuthbert, St Eloi, and St 
Nicholas. From early times Dunfermline 
was a favourite residence of our Kings. 
Malcolm Canmore loved it, as did his sons, 
and most of their successors for many 
generations. Their royal castle here did 
not survive the English wars, but in its 
place came the larger and statelier palace. 
This successive sovereigns often altered 
and added to. Its surviving ruins are 
mainly the work of James VI., who was 
fond of the place. His second son, Charles 
I., was born at the Palace of Dunfermline. 



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Beneath the floor of the Abbey choir lies 
royal and noble dust. Here, in 1093, St 
Margaret the Queen was buried. Ere long 
the body of her husband, Malcolm III., was 
brought from Tynemouth and laid by her 
side. Kings Edgar, Alexander I., David I., 
Malcolm IV., Alexander III., and Eobert I., 
names written large in our history, lie here. 
In Dunfermline Abbey, too, was buried, in 
1401, Queen Annabella, wife of Eobert III. 
In 1593 the Abbey church was repaired 
and fitted up to be the parish church of 
Dunfermline. During a winter gale, in 
1672, a considerable part of the east end 
of the building was blown down. In 1716 
the great central tower fell, causing much 
damage. In 1807 the south-western tower 
was shattered by lightning. That tower 
was rebuilt in its modern form in 1810. In 
1819 the greater part of the choir, then 
much ruined, was rebuilt, with its square 
modern tower. A Second Charge for the 
parish was founded in 1598. When Charles 
I. came to Scotland for his coronation, he 
declared his purpose of visiting his birth- 
place at Dunfermline, but he did not 
come. Charles II., however, came to the 
palace, and from it issued the well-known 
" Declaration of Dunfermline," setting forth 
his allegiance to the Covenant. There are 
mission chapels in this parish at Townhill 
and Steelend.] 

DAVID FEEGUSSON [or FEBGU- 
1560 SON], said to have been a native of 
Dundee, though this is not certain. 
The date of his birth is also conjectural. 
Spottiswood believed it to be about 1533, 
while Wodrow suggests ten, or even twenty 
years earlier, and David Laing thought it 
could not have been later than 1525. F. 
was a glover to trade, and though he never 
attended a university he had a good know- 
ledge of classical languages and had given 
much study to divinity. Nominated to 
this charge 19th July 1560, he had Eosyth 
under his care in 1567, and in 1574 Car- 
nock and Beath, Eosyth being excluded. 
He was a member of thirty-nine General 
Assemblies — from 25th June 1563 to 10th 
May 1597, and in two of these, 6th March 
1572 and 24th Oct. 1578, he was Moderator. 



He had a place on all the important com- 
mittees of the Church, and assisted the 
Moderator in arranging the business of 
the Assemblies — a position analogous to a 
modern Convener of the Business Com- 
mittee. He was one of the mins. who 
attended the Eegent Earl of Morton at 
his execution, 2nd June 1581. In 1576, 
and again in 1582, he was app. Visitor 
or Commissioner for various districts in 
establishing kirks and settling mins. He 
was frequently selected as intermediary 
when the Assembly wished to communi- 
cate matters of importance to the King, 
and he did not hesitate to admonish 
King James " to beware of innovations in 
Court, to try reports before credit was 
given to them, and to put him in re- 
membrance of Holt, the English Jesuit." 
"He jocularly said that Fergus was the 
first King of Scotland, and that he was 
Fergus - son ; but, recognising that King 
James had the possession, and was 'an 
honest man,' he would give him his right." 
By his tact and ready wit he was able to 
calm the more turbulent spirits, and upon 
one occasion he so effected a conciliation 
that when the mins. departed the King 
" laid his hands [shook hands] upon every 
one of them." At a meeting of Synod at 
Cupar, Feb. 1597-8, F. (then the oldest 
min. in Scotland) strongly opposed a pro- 
posal for giving mins. a vote in parliament, 
comparing it to a "busking up of the 
brave horse for the overthrow of Troy." 
He died Father of the Church 23rd 
Aug. 1598. He is described as "a good 
preacher, wise, and of jocund and pleasant 
disposition." He had a remarkable know- 
ledge of the Scottish vernacular, and many 
of his sayings lingered long in the speech of 
the people. A portrait of him painted on 
timber in a small oval, and presented by 
John Kow to the Univ. Library, Edinburgh, 
cannot now be traced. He marr. Isobel 
Durham, and had issue — Margaret, bapt. 
31st May 1562 (marr. David Spens, min. of 
Kirkcaldy) ; William, physician, Dundee, 
bapt. 10th Sept. 1564, died 25th March 
1627; Patrick, bapt. 23rd June 1566; 
Eobert, bapt. 3rd Oct. 1568; Janet, bapt. 
24th Sept. 1570 (marr. April 1598, David 



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Ramsay); David, bapt. 21st Jan. 1572-3; 
John, bapt. 19th May 1574 ; Grisel, bapt. 
15th Feb. 1575-6 (marr. John Kow, min. of 
Carnock) ; Isobel, bapt. 24th Feb. 1579-80. 
Publications — An Answer to ane Epistle, 
writtenby Renat Benedict, the French Doctor, 
Professor of God's Word (as the Translator of 
this Epistle calleth him), to John Knox and 
the rest of his Brethren, Ministers of that 
Word of God, made by David Feargusone, 
Minister of this same Word at this present 
Dunfermline (Edinburgh, 1563) [the only 
copy known to exist was presented to the 
Univ. Library, Edinburgh, in 1701, by John 
Row, but has been reprinted in Tracts by 
David Fergusson, edited by David Laing, 
LL.D., for the Bannatyne Club in I860]; 
Ane Sermon preichit befoir the Regent and 
Nobilitie upon a part of the Third Chapter 
of the Prophet Malachi, in the Kirk of 
Leith, etc. (St Andrews, 1572) [the only 
copy extant is in the Advocates' Library, 
Edinburgh, but it also has been reprinted 
in Laing's volume ; another edition by 
John Lee, D.D., appeared about 1828]; 
Scottish Proverbs : gathered together by 
David F. . . . and put ordine Alphabetico 
tohen he departed this Life, Anno 1598 
(Edinburgh, 1641) [a copy is in the Advo- 
cates' Library, and an imperfect copy in 
the British Museum Library] ; Nine Hun- 
dred and Fourty Scottish Proverbs, the 
greatest part of which were at first gathered 
together by David F. (Edinburgh, 1659, 
1675, 1699, 1706); A Select Collection of 
Scots Poems . . . to which is added a Col- 
lection of Scots Proverbs by the Rev. David 
F. (Edinburgh, 1777, 1785); A Collection 
of English Proverbs . . . whereunto are 
added Local Proverbs . . . and Scottish 
Proverbs [the latter consisting of 38 pages, 
are acknowledged in the Preface to be 
Fergusson's Collection] (Cambridge, 1670, 
1678; London, 1737, 1768, 1817). [The vol. 
entitled Epithalamium Mysticum Solo- 
monis Regis (Edinburgh, 1677) has been 
wrongly ascribed to D. F. It is the work 
of another D. F. of Kirkcaldy, who lived a 
century later.] He left a Diary containing 
a record of the chief ecclesiastical events of 
his time, which is believed to be the basis 
of his son-in-law John Bow's History. — 



1598 



[Calderwood's Hist., ii. 11, iii. 618, 717-19, 
v. 435, 681 ; Bow's Hist. ; Wodrow's Ana- 
lecta, 120; Laing's Introduction to Tracts 
(1860); Reg. Assig. ; M'Crie's Knox; 
Fernie's Dunfermline; Henderson's Pro- 
verbs; Reg. of Deeds, xxix. ; James 
Melville's Diary, 236, 288; Thomson's 
Dundee; Diet. Nat. Biog.] 

JOHN FAIBFOUL, trans, from 
Aberdour, and adm. in 1598. He 
was proposed as a royal chaplain 
by the General Assembly 14th May 1601, 
but was not accepted ; app. master of the 
Grammar School of Culross by a gift from 
His Majesty 2nd Feb. 1603. He was a 
member of the Assembly May and Nov. 
1602, and was nominated by that of 1606 
as constant Moderator of the Presb., the 
members being charged by the Privy Council 
to receive him as such 25th Jan. following, 
within twenty -four hours after notice, under 
pain of rebellion. In 1609 he was called 
before the Privy Council, at the instance 
of the Chancellor, the Earl of Dunfermline, 
and on the information of AndrewForrester, 
his colleague, charged with praying for the 
mins. banished in 1606, for holding the 
Assembly at Aberdeen the preceding year. 
Being found guilty, he was ordered to repair 
to Dundee, within six days, there to continue 
during the royal pleasure. On 8th March 
1610 his place of confinement was changed 
to West Anstruther. At the same time 
he was forbidden to attend ecclesiastical 
meetings without the King's leave, but 
received liberty, " enduring the tyme of 
his stay in said parroche, to teache and 
preache in the kirke thereof " ; he became 
min. there 19th Aug. 1610. 

ANDEEW FOBBESTEB, trans, and 
adm. from Second Charge about 1610. 
On 21st April 1612 a complaint was 
lodged with the Synod that he had allowed 
a crucifix to be painted on the chancellor's 
desk in the church, but the process was 
stopped by the King. Having appropriated 
money from the poor box and fearing 
apprehension, he fled from his charge in 
1616 on a Sunday after having announced 
his text from the pulpit. He was after- 
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JOHN MORAY, fourth son of Robert 
1620 M. of Abercairny, Foulis - Wester ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (10th Aug. 1595); pres. to Borth- 
wick 15th Dec. and 6th Jan. 1598-9; 
trans, to Second Charge, South Leith, 
1603 ; trans, to Second Charge here in 
1614; trans, and adm. about 1620. He 
was summoned before the Court of High 
Commission 12th Dec. 1621 ; deprived 
3rd Jan. 1622, for not conforming to 
the Five Articles of Perth, and he was 
ordered to confine himself within two 
miles of Foulis-Wester. Failing to com- 
ply, he was charged on pain of outlawry, 
6th Feb. following, to appear before 
the Council within fifteen days. A 
further summons was sent on 24th June 
1624, but having fallen from his horse 
shortly before, he could not attend and 
his confinement was confirmed "more 
straitly than at first." During this con- 
finement, he resided at Gorthie, which 
belonged to an elder brother, on whose 
death, in 1629, he removed a second time 
to Prestonpans, where he died Jan. 1632, 
aged about 57. He marr. (1) Margaret 
Leslie (died 22nd June 1620), eldest 
daugh. of James, Master of Rothes, and 
had issue — David, born Dec. 1604, and 
another child, both of whom died while 
their father was confined in Newabbey : 
(2) Mary Melville (who survived him, 
and marr. John Hepburn of Nunraw), 
and had issue — Jean, served heir to 
her father 4th May 1633 (marr. Patrick, 
eldest son of John Hepburn of Nun- 
raw). Publications — Sermon Preached 
before the Synod at Edinburgh in 1608 
(London) ; A Dialogue betwixt Cosmo- 
philus and Theophilus anent the Urging 
of New Ceremonies upon the Kirk of 
Scotland (n.p., 1620).— [Calderwood's Hist., 
vi. 628, 689 et seq., vii. 18, 214, 517, 543, 
614 ; Tombst. ; Leith Sess. Beg. ; Inq. 
Ret. Gen. 1948, de Tut. 496 ; Christian 
Mag., vii. ; Livingston's Charac. ; Fernie's, 
Chalmers's, and Henderson's Hists. of 
Dunfermline ; Scots Peerage, vii., 296 ; 
Douglas's Baronage, 102 ; Edin. Sas., 
xxix., 135 ; Reg. of Deeds, ccclxxiii., 124 ; 
Edin. Tests.] 



1622 



HENRY MAKGILL, son of James M. 

of Rankeillour and Jean Wemyss ; 

educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1615) ; adm. before 30th April 1622 ; 
died 16th Dec. 1642, aged about 47. He 
marr. (1) 3rd Jan. 1626, Issobell (died 21st 
Feb. 1631), daugh. of Robert Lindsay 
of Tilliboy, and had issue — Issobell, bapt. 
31st Jan. 1627 ; Margaret, bapt. 30th Oct. 
1628 ; Robert, bapt. 25th Feb. 1631 : (2) 
24th April 1634, Margaret, sixth daugh. of 
Thomas Wardlaw of Logie (she survived 
him and marr. (2) 14th Jan. 1647, James 
Reid, Provost of Dunfermline), and had 
issue — Thomas, min. of Dunluce, Ireland, 
bapt. 6th Dec. 1634 (marr. Anna Campbell); 
a daugh. bapt. 13th May 1637 ; Christian, 
bapt. 10th Aug. 1639 ; William, born 29th 
July 1640. — [Morrison's Digest., and Dec, 
vi. ; Calderwood's Hist., vii., 520 ; Fernie's, 
Chalmers's, and Henderson's Hists. of Dun- 
fermline ; Reg. of Deeds, 20th Nov. 1627 ; 
Moray Writs, Box xix., Nos. 698, 773.] 

ROBERT KAY, trans, from Second 
Charge, Dunbarton ; adm. 15th, and 
pres. by Charles II. 28th Jan. 1645 ; 
there was no sermon nor session for two 
Sabbaths, 1st Oct. 1648, because of the 
malignants of Lanrick and Montrose, whose 
regiments being quartered in the bounds, 
" plunderit and abusit mony parts." The 
Kirk-Session, 16th April 1654, elected com- 
missioners to supplicate the Commander- 
in-chief of the English for relieving Kay 
out of the prison in Inchgarvie to his own 
house, which was granted before the 25th 
" until farder order," and he " desyrit that 
the Session would tak course for supplicat- 
ing that he may have liberty to preach again, 
quhilk is thocht fit to be advysit by the 
Presbytery." He dem. in 1665, and was 
adm. to Stow in 1666. 

WILLIAM PIERSON, M.A.; trans, from 
166 _ Paisley and adm. 17th Jan. 1666 ; 
D.D. (before 14th May 1673); trans, 
to Stirling 13th Sept. 1676. 

ALEXANDER DUNBAR, son of the 

1676 sheriff of Moray ; educated at 

King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 

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Inverness ; ord. to Birnie 22nd June 1659 ; 
trans, to Essil 8th July 1667 ; trans, south- 
wards that year ; adm. to this charge 19th 
Oct. 1676; died 22nd March 1678, aged 
about 40. — [Fernie's and Chalmers's Hist, 
of Dun/.] 

EOBEKT NORIE, M.A. ; adm. 18th 
x „ Sept. 1678 ; pres. by Charles II. 
3rd Sept. 1679. He complained to 
the Privy Council 4th May 1681 against 
certain Justices of the Peace for issuing 
a warrant against him to make him account 
for the fines in the Kirk-Session ; trans, to 
Dundee 11th June 1686. 

JOHN WARDLAW, M.A., formerly 
le „_ min. of Kemback ; on 18th Dec. 
1679, in answer to a petition by 
Eobert Ged of Baldridge and others, for 
themselves and in the name of other 
parishioners of Dunfermline, he was 
allowed by the Privy Council to preach 
in terms of the Act of Indulgence ; he 
soon contravened the " Indulgence," and 
on 2nd June 1681 was put to the horn 
for failure to appear on a charge of keep- 
ing conventicles and exercising the other 
functions of the ministry. W. had no 
access to the Abbey church, and his 
services must have been held in a meet- 
ing-house. 

SIMON COUPER, educated at Univ. 
16S6 of Edinburgh ; M.A. (1667) ; min. of 
Kirkcudbright in 1678; trans, to 
Second Charge 17th May 1681 ; pres. by the 
heritors and magistrates and by James VII. 
5th Nov. 1686 ; trans, and inst. after 12th 
Dec. of that year ; he was accused before 
the Privy Council, 4th Sept. 1689, of not 
reading the Proclamation of the Estates, 
not praying for their Majesties William 
and Mary, and for saying, when there came 
the news of the defeat at Killiecrankie, 
" that no less could come of them for 
rebelling against their lawful sovereign," 
but he was acquitted, as this was not proven. 
He was dep. by the united Presb. of Dun- 
fermline and Kirkcaldy, 28th Dec. 1693, 
for contumacy and contempt of its 
authority, which sentence was affirmed 



by the Synod 6th May 1694. He was 
ordered by the Privy Council, 4th June 
1694, to leave the church. He died in 
Edinburgh, 20th Sept. 1710, aged about 
64. He marr. 26th Feb. 1678, Elizabeth 
Meldrum, and had issue — Simon, born 
July 1682. Publications — An Impartial 
Inquiry into the Order and Government, 
settled by Christ and His Apostles in the 
Church [anon.] (Edinburgh, 1704), answered 
by The Funeral of Prelacy [anon., but 
by Robert Whyte of Banochy, advocate] 
(n.p., 1 704) ; Three Essays concerning 
Church Government (Edinburgh, 1704), 
containing The Phoenix; or, Prelacy Re- 
vived from the Ashes of its " Ftineral " 
[a reply to preceding by Whyte, anon.] 
(Edinburgh, 1704). This again was 
answered in The Fable of the Sacred 
Phoenix [by Robert Whyte] (n.p., 1704); 
The Moral of the Phoenix Justified; or, 
the Reflections on the " Funeral of Prelacy " 
Vindicated (Edinburgh, 1705), answered 
by A Stone upon the Grave of Prelacy ; 
or, Prelates not Apostles [anon., but by 
Whyte] (n.p., 1705).— [Edin. Reg. {Marr. 
and Bur.); Hist. Gen. Ass., 1690; 
Chalmers's Hist, of Hunf] 

JOHN GRAY, who had lived here in 
1688 ^^ ^ 0r t ^ le education of his family ; 
trans, from Orwell ; adm. before 17th 
April 1688; he was the first Presbyterian 
minister of Dunfermline after the Revolu- 
tion, and appears to have ministered, not 
in the Abbey church, but in the Meeting- 
house; he continned 9th June 1691, but 
seems to have ceased to hold office after 
the close of that year. 

WILLIAM GULLAN, called in June, 

1692 an( ^ 0rc ^' ^ n t ' le Meeting-house) 24th 
Aug. 1692; trans, to Ladykirk 4th 
Dec. 1694. 

HUGH KEMP, trans, from Forgan ; 
l701 called 30th April 1700; adm. 1st 
May 1701. During his incumbency 
the parish church was occupied one-half 
of the day by his Episcopal coadjutor, 
and the other by himself ; trans, to Carnbee 
30th Nov. 1704. 



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^THOMAS BUCHANAN, M.A.J edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(29th April 1684); licen. by Presb. 
of Dunbarton 10th March 1691 ; ord. to 
Tulliallan 29th March 1692; called 6th Sept., 
trans, and adm. 30th Nov. 1710; seized 
with palsy at Edinburgh in 1714, returned 
from General Assembly there, and re- 
sumed duties, but died 10th April 1715, 
aged about 51. He marr. 12th April 1695, 
Grisell, daugh. of Alexander Glass of 
Sauchie, and had issue— George, min. of 
Drymen; Grisell, died in the Trinity 
Hospital at Edinburgh, 8th May 1722; 
John ; Robert ; Margaret (marr., pro. 25th 
Nov. 1739, Robert Gordon, baker, Edin- 
burgh). — [Tulliallan and Kirkliston Sess.; 
Edin. Bitr.] 



1716 



RALPH ERSKINE, born at Monilaws, 
near Cornhill, Northumberland, 15th 
March 1685, fifth son of Henry E., 
ejected min. at Cornhill, afterwards min. 
of Chirnside, by his second wife, Margaret 
Halcro, and brother of Ebenezer E., min. 
of Stirling ; matriculated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh, Nov. 1699, and is said to 
have graduated M.A. in 1704 (though 
his name is not in the list of graduates 
published by the Bannatyne Club) ; from 
1705 to 1711 he was tutor to the children 
of the "Black Colonel," John Erskine of 
Culross, one of his pupils becoming the 
well-known author of Institutes of the Law 
of Scotland. He completed his theological 
curriculum during this period of tutorship 
and was licen. by the Presb. of Dunfermline 
8th June 1709. On 1st May 1711 ,he was 
called to the Second Charge here, and on 14th 
June following to the parish of Tulliallan. 
He preferred Dunfermline, and was ord. 
7th Aug. 1711 ; pres. by the Presb. jure 
devoluto, trans, and adm. to First Charge 
1st May 1716. In the controversy with the 
General Assembly which led to the Secession 
of 1733, he adhered to all the protests on 
behalf of the Four Brethren, being one of 
the " Twelve Apostles " or Representers of 
1721, eventually he joined the Associate 
Presb. 16th Feb. 1737, and was dep. 15th 
May 1740. He took an active part in the 
visit of George Whitefield to Scotland in 



1741, but repudiated some of the features 
of the Revival at Cambuslang. On the 
question of the Burgess Oath he sided 
with his brother Ebenezer in thinking it a 
matter for the individual conscience, and 
on the separation of the party opposed to 
the Oath, he issued an admonition to the 
separatists. He was a skilled musician, 
a lover of the violin, and a religious poet 
whose Sonnets and Hymns had an extensive 
circulation. He preached his last sermon 
on 29th Oct., and died of a nervous fever 
6th Nov. 1752. A statue of E., by Handy- 
side Ritchie, was erected in front of 
Queen Anne Street Church, Dunfermline, 
27th June 1849. He marr. (1) 10th July 
1714, Margaret (died 22nd Nov. 1730, aged 
32), daugh. of John Dewar of Lassodie, 
and had issue — Elizabeth, born 1715 ; Jean, 
born 1716; Margaret, born 1718 (marr. 
1745, John Newlands, bookseller, Glasgow), 
died 1751; Helen, born' 1719; Henry, 
min. of the Secession Congregation, 
Falkirk, born 1720, died 29th July 1754; 
John, min. of the Associate Congregation, 
Leslie, born 1722, died 8th May 1751 ; 
Rachel, born 1724; Ebenezer, born 1726, 
died 1747 ; Christian, died in infancy ; 
James, min. of the Secession Congregation, 
Stirling (in succession to his uncle), born 
1730, died 9th March 1761 : (2) 24th Feb. 
1732, Margaret, daugh. of Daniel Simson, 
W.S., Edinburgh, and had issue — Ralph, 
born Dec. 1732, died young ; Daniel, 
born 1734, died 1735; Robert, F.R.S., 
Geographer and Surveyor-General to the 
American Army, author of A Dissertation 
on Rivers and Tides (London, 1770), born 7th 
Sept. 1735, died in America, 2nd Oct. 1780 ; 
Ralph, born Jan. and died April 1738. 
Publications— The editions of his works in 
English (separate and collected) are very 
numerous. The Believer's Dowry (Edin- 
burgh, 1708, 1717, 1721) ; A Congratulatory 
Poem upon the Coronation of His Majesty 
King George [8 pp., anon.] (Edinburgh, 
1714) [see Fraser's Life, page 155]; Gosjiel 
Canticles, or Spiritual Songs, in Five 
Parts, by a Minister of the Gospel in the 
Church of Scotland [100 pp.] (Edinburgh, 
1720) ; The Harmony of the Divine Attri- 
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1724, and various editions); Law-death, 
Gospel-life, or The Death of Legal Righteous- 
ness (Edinburgh, 1724) ; The Best Bond, or 
Secret Engagement (n.p., 1724) ; Christ the 
People's Covenant (n.p., 1725) ; The Militant's 
Song (Edinburgh, 1725) ; Gospiel Sonnets, 
or Spiritual Songs (Edinburgh, 1726, 1732 ; 
London, 1734; London, 1741; numerous 
other editions) ; The Pregnant Promise 
(n.p., 1726) ; The Happy Congregation, or 
The Great Gathering of the People to 
Shiloh (Edinburgh, 1726) ; Preventing Love 
(Edinburgh, 1728); The Gradual Comfort 
(Edinburgh, 1728); The Main Question of 
the Gospel Cathechism, What Think Ye of 
Christ? (Edinburgh, 1729); The Strength 
of Sin (Edinburgh, 1729) ; The Mediator's 
Power in Heaven and Earth (Edinburgh, 
1729); The Law of God's House (Edin- 
burgh, 1733) ; The Lamb in the Midst of 
the Throne (Edinburgh, 1734); The Female 
Preacher (Edinburgh, 1735) ; The River of 
Life (Edinburgh, 1736); The Comer's Con- 
flict (Edinburgh, 1736) ; A Paraphrase, or 
Large Explicatory Poem upon the Song 
of Solomon [166 pp.] (Edinburgh, 1736) ; 
God's Great Name (Edinburgh, 1737) ; The 
Mounting Christian (Edinburgh, 1737); 
Dark Providences Clear'd in Due Time 
(Edinburgh, 1737) ; The Great Trumpet of 
the Everlasing Gospel (Edinburgh, 1737) ; 
Faith's Plea upon God's Word and Covenant 
(Edinburgh, 1738); The Sun of the Gospel 
(Edinburgh, 1738); The Great Ruin, and 
the Great Relief (Edinburgh, 1738); The 
Plant of Renown (Glasgow, 1738) ; The 
Best Match, or The Lncomparable Marriage 
between the Creator and the Creature (Edin- 
burgh, 1739) ; Sensible Presence, Sudden 
Absence (Edinburgh, 1739) ; Present Duty 
before Approaching Darkness (Edinburgh, 
1739) ; Glad Tidings in Sad Times (Edin- 
burgh, 1739) ; Gospel Compulsion, or Minis- 
terial Power and Authority (Edinburgh, 
1739); An Elegy, or Funeral Poem on the 
much-lamented Death of . . . Mr Alexander 
Hamilton . . . To ivhich is prefixed An 
Elegiack Poem to the Memory of . . . the 
Reverend Mr James Cuthbert, sometime 
minister of the Gospel at Culross . . . also 
Smoaking Spiritualiz'd, a short poem (Edin- 
burgh, 1739) ; The Giving Love of Christ, 



and the Receiving Property of Faith, Four 
Sermons (Edinburgh, 1740) ; Chambers of 
Safety in Times of Danger (Edinburgh, 
1 740) ; The Fountain-head of all Blessings 
(Edinburgh, 1740) ; Gospel Humiliation 
grounded on Faith's View of Divine 
Pacification (Edinburgh, 1741); The Word 
of Salvation Sent to Sinners (Edinburgh, 
1741); The True Christ no New Christ 
(Edinburgh, 1742) ; Gad the Conquered, yet 
Conquering Tribe (Glasgow, 1742) ; Divine 
Influence the True Spring of the Extra- 
ordinary Work at Cambuslang (Edinburgh, 
1742); The Power and Policy of Satan 
(Glasgow, 1742) ; Redemption by Christ 
(Edinburgh, 1742) ; Fraud and Falsehood 
Discovered (Edinburgh, 1743); [answered by 
A Letter from Mr Alexander Webster . . . 
in answer to Mr Erskine's Charge of Fraud 
and Falsehood (Edinburgh, 1743)]; The 
Builder's Armour (Edinburgh, 1743) ; Cove- 
nanted Grace for Covenanting Work (n.p., 
1744) ; Faith in Fancy, or a Treatise of 
Mental Images (Edinburgh, 1745); The 
Happy Hour of Christ's Quickening Voice 
(Edinburgh, 1745) ; The Best Security for 
the Best Life (Edinburgh, 1746) ; Witnesses 
cited for God (Edinburgh, 1747); Heaven 
Pos'd and Press'd ivith Questions and 
Demands (Glasgow, 1747) ; Clean Water 
(Glasgow, 1747) ; Christ's Treasures Opened 
by Himself (Glasgow, 1747) ; Fancy no 
Faith [against a pamphlet, Acts and Pro- 
ceedings of the Associate Synod] (Glasgow, 
1747); The Lawfulness of the Religious 
Clause of some Burgess Oaths (Glasgow, 
1747) ; Observations upon the Conduct of 
the Separating Brethren, to which is added, 
Fancy still no Faith (Glasgow, 1748); 
Temple Production making way for Temple 
Restoration (Glasgow, 1748) ; The Third 
Proof of Fancy no Faith (Edinburgh, 1749) ; 
The Best Company in the most Lonely Case 
(Glasgow, 1750) ; A Short Paraphrase upon 
the Lamentations of Jeremiah (Glasgow, 
1750) ; The Repose and Repast of Faith 
under the Shady and Fruitful Tree of 
Life (Edinburgh, 1751) ; The Happy Victor 
(Edinburgh, 1751) ; Mountains Overleaped 
(Edinburgh, 1751) ; A New Version of the 
Song of Solomon into Common Metre 
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inforced and Repeated (Edinburgh, 1752); 
Job's Hymns, or a Book of Songs upon 
the Book of Job (Glasgow, 1753) ; Scripture 
Songs (Glasgow, 1754); A Collection of 
Sermons from Various Important Subjects 
and on Divers Occasions [Prefaced by 
Thomas Bradbury], 2 vols. (London, 1763), 
translated into Welsh (Machynlleth, 1792), 
into Dutch [by John Eoss], 12 vols. 
(Rotterdam, c. 1747-58); The Saving 
Sight (Edinburgh, 1764) ; The Sermons, and 
other Practical Works [Portrait], edited by 
John Newlands [E.'s son-in-law], 2 vols. 
(Glasgow, 1764-5), another edition in 
10 vols. (Falkirk, 1794-6), in 2 vols. 
(Aberdeen, 1817-19) ; Faith and Practice, 
Twelve Sermons (Glasgow, 1774) ; The Rent 
Veil of the Temple (Glasgow, 1777); 
Faith's Warrant (London, n.d.) ; Sermons 
on Faith and Practice (Ayr, 1809) ; The 
Poetical Works of Ralph Erskine (Aber- 
deen, 1818) ; The Beauties of R. E. [edited 
by Samuel M'Millan], 2 vols. (Edinburgh, 
1821) ; Fourteen Sermons on Prayer [edited 
by Donald Fraser, D.D.] (Glasgow, 1840).— 
[Fisher's Memoir prefixed to Sermons, 1764 ; 
A Funeral Poem on the much-lamented 
Death of R. E. (n.p., 1753) ; An Elegy on 
the late Learned and Reverend Mr R. E. 
(Glasgow, 1753) ; Fraser's Life and Diary 
(Edinburgh, 1834) ; The Erskines, by John 
Ker, D.D. (Edinburgh, 1881) ; The Erskines, 
by Dr Ker and Jean L. Watson (Edin- 
burgh, 1890) ; MacEwen's The Erskines 
[Famous Scots Series]; Beveridge's Fife 
Bibliography, 125 - 36 ; British Museum 
Catalogue ; [Diet. Nat. Biog. ; Fernie's and 
Chalmers's Hist, of Dunf.~\ 

JAMES THOMSON, born 1699, son of 
_,..„ a farmer in parish of Carnbee; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(6th May 1717); licen. by Presb. there 
30th Oct. 1723 ; ord. by same Presb. 30th 
April 1728, Chaplain to the 26th or 
Cameronian Regiment of Foot, with whom 
he went to Gibraltar; called 13th April 
and adm. 5th May 1743. During a Parlia- 
mentary election for the Stirling district 
of burghs, he accused (in his sermon from 
Ephes. iv., 25) several persons by name of 
lying, on which an action was brought in 



the Court of Session and decided 8th Aug. 
1776 against him, when he was found liable 
in five pounds to one, and twenty-five to 
another, with fifty guineas of expenses. He 
preached regularly in his turn till his eighty- 
ninth year, and delivered an Action sermon 
lasting two hours when he was ninety. He 
died 19th Oct. 1790, and left £100 to the 
poor of the parish. He marr. 2nd Oct. 
1752, Anne (died 18th Sept. 1770), daugh. 
of James Dalgleish, merchant, Queensferry. 
— [Test. Reg. (St And.) ; Fraser's Life of 
Ralph Erskine, Scots Mag., xxxvi-xxxviii., 
and Weekly Mag., xxvi, xxvii, xxxiii. ; 
Dalgleish MSS. Pap.] 

ALLAN MACLEAN, born 1750, son of 
17gl Duncan M. in Cardross ; originally 
bred a shoemaker ; licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow 2nd May 1781 ; ord. to Chapel- 
of-Ease, Dunfermline, 16th May 1782; pre- 
sented by George III. 15th Dec. 1790; trans, 
and adm. 30th June 1 791. After a protracted 
litigation at his own expense, he obtained a 
judgment of the Court of Session 19th Nov. 
1805, which was affirmed by the House of 
Lords 9th March 1812, giving him manse 
and Grass Glebe ; died 3rd June 1836. 
He left a dwelling-house and ground for the 
education of children of the working-classes 
at Golf drum. He marr. 23rd Dec. 1795, 
Isobel Barbour, who died s.p. 30th Sept. 
1829. Publications— Account of the Parish 
[jointly with John Fernie] (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace., xiii.). — [ConnelFs Par. Law ; 
Chalmers's Hist, of Dunf.1 

PETER CHALMERS, born 19th Sept. 
1790, only son of Alexander C, 
merchant, Glasgow ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1808) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow 11th Sept. 1814 ; assistant 
at St John's, Glasgow; ord. to Second 
Charge 18th July 1817 ; pres. by William 
IV. 19th July; trans, and adm. 5th Oct. 
1836. He joined the Free Church May 
1843, opened a place of worship for the 
Secessionists, administered baptism, and 
intimated his intention to dispense the 
Lord's Supper, but changed his mind, 
applied to the Presb., and was again 
received 21st June 1843. D.D. (Glasgow, 
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marr. (1) 10th Oct. 1822, Marion (died 20th 
Feb. 1857), daugh. of James Hay, writer, 
Edinburgh, and had issue — Marion Inglis 
Bald, born 30th Nov. 1823, died 6th Sept. 
1837 ; Jane, born 3rd June 1825 ; Lilias, 
born 27th May 1827; James Hay, W.S., 
bom 10th Jan. 1829, died 21st June 1860 ; 
Annabella Craig, born 5th Aug. 1830 ; Helen 
Kidd, born 3rd July 1832, died 4th Feb. 
1833 ; Peter Bald, born 1st, died 7th July 
1834; Helen, born 20th July 1835; Peter 
Bald, born 8th Sept. 1837, died 22nd Jan. 
1839; Marion, born 6th Oct. 1839 (marr. 
Alexander Mitchell, D.D., min. of the North 
Parish, Dunfermline) : (2) 23rd Dec. 1863, 
Marie Louisa Mann Anderson, Burntisland. 
Publications — Tioo Discourses on the Sin, 
Danger, and Remedy of Duelling (Edin- 
burgh, 1822) ; Strictures on some recent 
Sayings and Doings of the Dunfermline 
Voluntaries (Glasgow, 1835); A Parting 
Word to the Rev. Mr Law, suggested by his 
late Catechism (Dunfermline, 1835) ; An 
Historical and Statistical Account of Dun- 
fermline, 2 vols. (Edinburgh, 1844-59) ; The 
Province of Reason in Matters of Divine 
Revelation and Sceptical Objections con- 
sidered (Dunfermline, 1847) ; Account of 
the Parish {New Stat. Ace, ix). — [Mercer's 
and Chalmers's Hists. of Dunf; M'Cosh's 
Wheat and Chaff.] 

JAMES FEENCH, born 1811, son of 
1870 James F., merchant, and Jane 
Thomson; Professor of Khetoric in 
the Andersonian College, Glasgow ; ord. to 
St Bernard's, Edinburgh, 14th Sept. 1843 ; 
trans, to Second Charge 2nd May 1845 ; 
pres. by Queen Victoria 3rd May, and adm. 
1st July 1870; died 13th Feb. 1880. He 
marr. 18th June 1844, Ann M'Donald, and 
had issue — Agnes, born 15th March 1845 ; 
Thomas, born 26th May 1846, died 1st Oct. 
1846 ; Catherine, born 10th May 1847 (marr. 
Thomas Dewar, min. of Lochgelly) ; James, 
born 16th June 1848 ; Margaret Ann, born 
11th March 1850. 

JOHN PITT, born 1 844, son of Samuel P., 

1880 coacnman > aQ d Elizabeth M'Laren ; 

educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 

MA. (1864), B.D. (1878); ord. to Second 

Charge 22nd Sept. 1870; trans, and adm. 

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18th May 1880 ; died 10th May 1893. He 
marr. 16th July 1872, Margaret Douglas 
(born 10th Nov. 1847, died 20th Dec. 1911), 
third daugh. of William Wilson, Edinburgh, 
and had issue — Esther, born 6th Aug. 1873; 
Samuel Douglas, born 25th Oct. 1875. Pub- 
lications — Our Sunday School System, a 
sermon ; Working With Might, a sermon ; 
Thoughts on Public Worship, a sermon (Dun- 
fermline, 1878, 1887, and 1890 respectively). 

EOBEKT STEVENSON, born Tulli- 
1898 k°cly> parish of Alloa, son of Bobert 
S.; educated at Glasgow, M.A. (1876), 
and Edinburgh Univs. ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 16th May 1879; assistant at St 
Paul's, Dundee ; ord. to Second Charge 9th 
Nov. 1880 ; elected 4th July 1893 (this being 
the first election of a minister by ballot in 
the Church of Scotland in terms of the new 
regulations of the General Assembly 1893); 
adm. 10th July that year. He marr. 19th 
April 1888, Margaret Fisher (died at Bourne- 
mouth 22nd Oct. 1922), second daugh. of 
Kobert Reid, manufacturer, Dunfermline, 
and had issue— Robert, born 4th Feb. 1889, 
M.A., B.D. (Glasgow), Black Fellowship in 
Divinity, contributed various articles to the 
Encyclopaedia of Islam, licen. by Dunferm- 
line Presb. 5th May 1915, gazetted same year 
lieutenant in Black Watch and killed in 
action near Ypres 23rd Aug. 1917 ; Alan, 
born 23rd March 1892, engaged in sugar in- 
dustry, North Queensland, Australia, joined 
3rd Australian Division Oct. 191 5, and served 
as Dispatch Rider, awarded Military Medal 
for "conspicuous services" during the 
Messines engagement; Madge Etta, born 
5th Dec. 1894 (marr. 7th Sept. 1920, John 
Aubrey Brooking Snell, B.A., M.B., B.Ch. 
Cantab., D.P.H. London, Wareham, Dorset); 
Sidney, Arts student, Univ. of Edinburgh, 
born 12th April 1905. Publications— The 
Communion and Some other Matters in 
Dunfermline in the Seventeenth Century 
(Dunfermline, 1900); Dunfermline, 1791 to 
1812 (1909). 

Second Charge. 

[In the seventeenth century at least the 
stipend was " a voluntar gift, granted by 
the inhabitants " {Reg. Privy Council, 4th 
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ANDREW FORRESTER, trans, from 
1598 Corstorphine and adm. in 1598 ; 
trans, to First Charge about 1610. 

JOHN MORAY, M.A., formerly of 
Second Charge, South Leith ; adm. 
in 1614 ; refusing to acknowledge 
Episcopacy or observe the Five Articles 
of Perth, he performed the work of this 
charge till 1618 without remuneration, and 
was trans, to First Charge about 1620, his 
nonconformity being disregarded. 

SAMUEL ROW, M.A. ; adm. in 1638 ; 
1638 trans .to Kirkmabreck in 1640. 

WILLIAM OLIPHANT, M.A. (St 
1645 Andrews 1634) ; became chaplain 
to Charles, Earl of Dunfermline ; 
declined a call to Rhynd in 1644 ; adm. 
15th Jan. 1645 ; was a member of the 
Commissions of Assembly, 1648, 1649. 
Joined the Protesters in 1651 ; was named 
by the Council of England, 8th Aug. 1654, 
one of those for authorising admissions to 
the ministry in Perth, Fife, and Angus ; 
died 5th July 1662, aged about 46.— [Nicoll's 
and Lamont's Diaries ; Acts of Pari., 
vii., App. 66 ; Baillie's Lett. ; Fraser's Life 
of Ralph Erskine ; Fernie's and Chalmers's 
Hists. of Dunf] 

THOMAS KINNINMONTH, M.A. ; 
trans, from Kilmany and adm. 18th 
July 1666 ; trans, to Auchterderran 
9th Dec. 1668. 

ALEXANDER MUNRO, adm. Vth 
April 1673, the charge having been 
several years vacant ; trans, to Kin- 
glassie 26th March 1676. 

, JOHN BALNEVIS, M.A. ; trans, from 
Tibbermore and adm. 8th Nov. 1676; 
trans, to Dunbarney 5th Jan. 1681. 

SIMON COUPER, M.A.; trans, from 
Kirkcudbright and adm. 17th May 
1681 1681 ; trans, to First Charge after 
12th Dec. 1686. 

JAMES GRAEME [or GRAHAM], 
M.A., formerly of Saltoun ; inst. in 
1687 ; was accused of not reading 
the Proclamation of the Estates, not pray- 
ing for their Majesties William and Mary, 



1673 



and of saying, when the news of the defeat 
at Killiecrankie arrived, "no less could 
come for rebelling against their lawful 
sovereign," but having declared that he 
had not received the Proclamation, and 
that he was willing to read it, he was 
acquitted by the Privy Council 4th Sept. 
1689. He was deposed by the Synod, June 
1701, for Arminianism and neglect of 
ministerial duties, but reponed by the 
Commission of the General Assembly ; 
died 15th Jan. 1710, aged about 71, the 
last Episcopalian parish minister of Dun- 
fermline. He marr. April 1678, Agnes 
Straiton, and had issue — James, served 
heir 28th Nov. 1711 ; George, born 1685 ; 
Andrew, born 16S9 ; Jean, born 1693 ; 
Katherine (marr. Dec. 1726, William Cald- 
well, merchant, Edinburgh). Publication — 
The Famous Tryal of the late Reverend 
and Learned Mr James Grame, Episcopal 
Minister of Dunfermline . . . before the 
several Courts of Church Judicature in 
Scotland, etc. (written by himself) (London, 
1719). — [Gordon Sess. Reg.; Fraser's Life 
of Ralph Erskine ; Wodrow's Anal. ; Jnd. to 
Services ; Hist, of Gen. Ass., 1690 ; Rule's 
Sec. Vindication ; Fernie's Dunf. ; Bibliog. 
of West Fife, 156.] 

RALPH ERSKINE, M.A.; called 1st 
May, and ord. 7th Aug. 1711 ; trans. 
1711 to First Charge 1st May 1716. 

JAMES WARDLAW of Luscar, born 
1673, eldest son of Henry W. 
of Wester Luscar and Christian 
Hutton ; educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
ord. an elder in parish of Carnock 13th Feb. 
1704; licen. by Presb. of Dunfermline 5th 
June 1709 ; ord. to Cruden 20th Sept. 1717; 
called 21st Aug., trans, and adm. 20th Nov. 
1718 ; was one of the twelve who signed a 
representation to the General Assembly, 
11th May 1721, against the Act condemn- 
ing the Marrow of Modern Divinity ; 
died 2nd May 1742. He was a strenuous 
opponent of patronage. He marr. Jean 
Morris, who died at Old Cumnock, 3rd 
May 1758, and had issue — Christian, born 
13th July 1715 (marr. Thomas Charters, 
min. of Inverkeithing) ; Jean, born 13th 
June 1717 (marr. 7th May 1738, Joseph 



1718 



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Straehan, writer, Edinburgh), died 25th 
May 1742; Elizabeth, born 11th March 
1719; Mary, born 31st May 1720, died 
unmarr. March 1 746 ; Isobel, born 2nd 
Sept. 1722 (marr. 12th Sept. 1753, George 
Muir, D.D., min. of Old Cumnock) ; Henry, 
born 5th Oct. 1723, died young ; Janet, born 
7th Feb. 1727. — [Brown's Gospel Truth; 
Dun's Sermon, i. ; Fraser's Life of Ralph 
Ershine; Chalmers's Hist, of Dunf.,'i., 428; 
Dunf. Regality Recs. ; Wardlaivs in Scot- 
land, 114; Pratt's Buchan, 48; Mackay's 
Cruden and its Ministers, 64-7.] 

THOMAS FEENIE, born 1715; edu- 
1744 ca * e( i at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(May 1734) ; became tutor in the 
family of Durham of Largo ; licen. by 
Presb. of St Andrews 10th March 1742 ; 
called 4th Jan., and ord. 19th April 1744 ; 
died 5th April 1788. He marr. (1) 24th 
May 1749, Elizabeth Geddes, who died 
16th Dec. 1752, and had issue — Thomas, 
born 24th April 1750, died 5th March 1753 ; 
John, born 7th May 1751, died 10th March 
1753 ; Christian, born 15th, and died 18th 
Dec. 1752 : (2) 29th Oct. 1755, Elizabeth 
Lamont, who died 11th April 1799, and 
had issue — Thomas, born 11th Aug. 1756, 
died 12th Feb. 1759 ; Elizabeth, born 21st 
March 1758; Agnes, born 11th July 1759; 
Anna, born 21st Feb. 1761, died 3rd April 
1785 ; John, min. of this parish ; Mary, 
born 9th May 1764 ; James, born 1st April 
1766; Andrew, born 11th Dec. 1768; 
Barbara, born 19th May 1771, died 23rd 
March 1780; Livingstone (daugh.), born 
28th Feb. 1773, died 19th April 1790. Pub- 
lication — Sermons on Important Articles of 
Christianity (Edinburgh, 1786). — [Fernie's 
and Chalmers's Hists. of Dunf.} 

JOHN FEENIE, born 27th Nov. 1762, 
son of preceding ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of 
Dunfermline 9th July 1788 ; pres. by 
George III. 15th Aug. 1788 ; ord. 10th Feb. 
1789 ; died 2nd Nov. 1816. He marr. 16th 
May 1809, Agnes (died 14th Oct. 1838), 
daugh. of James Tait, writer, Edinburgh, 
and had issue — Anna, born 1st Oct. 1811. 
Publications — A History of the Town and 
Parish of Dunfermline (Dunfermline, 1815); 



1789 



1817 



1837 



Sermons on Important Subjects (Dunferm- 
line, 1818) ; Account of the Parish [jointly 
with his colleague] (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, 
xiii.). — [Mercer's and Chalmers's Hists. of 
Dunf] 

PETER CHALMERS, M.A. ; pres. by 
George, Prince Regent, 11th Feb. 
and ord. 18th July 1817; trans, to 
First Charge 5th Oct. 1836. 

v JOHN TOD BROWN, born 10th Sept. 

1805, youngest son of James B., min. 

of Newbattle ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 
12th Aug. 1828; pres. by William IV. (at 
the request of the parishioners) 18th Oct. 
1836, and ord. 11th May 1837; dem. on 
being called to the Presbyterian congrega- 
tion, Rodney Street, Liverpool, 30th May 
1844; trans, to Caledonian Church, London, 
1847 ; res. in 1849. Joined the Church of 
England, and was ord. deacon by Charles 
James, Bishop of London, : 23rd Dec. that 
year; became priest 14th June 1851; curate 
of Chenfield, Essex, 1851-2. From 1852 to 
1854 he held a proprietary chapel in London 
(Eaton Chapel), and to financial difficulties 
ensuing upon this step may be attributed 
the after troubles which are described in his 
autobiography entitled Moral Murder. In 
1865 he was chaplain to the Isle of Thanet 
Union ; died 8th June 1873. He marr. 
11th Oct. 1837, Lucy, daugh. of Richard 
Joseph, merchant, Holloway, London ; 
she was divorced for non-adherence. Pub- 
lications — Report of the S2xeches de- 
livered at a Church and School Extension 
Meeting, Dunfermline (Edinburgh, 1839) ; 
A Letter to the Moderator of the Presbytery 
of Dunfermline on the Subject of Church 
Extension (Dunfermline, 1839) ; Ode to the 
Queen on Her Majesty's Landing in Scot- 
land, 1st Sept. 1842 (single sheet, 1842) 
[according to the author's own statement 
only two copies were printed]; The Visit 
of Her Majesty contemplated under a 
Religious Aspect (Edinburgh, 1842); A 
Parting Statement : addressed to those 
now, or recently, professing to worship in 
the Abbey of Dunfermline (Liverpool, 1844); 
The Union of Christians, a poem (London, 
1846) ; Sermon on the Death of Sir Robert 



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[PRESB. OF 



Peel (1850) ; Moral Murder : or a Letter 
to Her Majesty the Queen; together with 
a Narrative of Two Imprisonments . . . 
incurred through ministering to a Church 
of England Chapel in London (London, 
1865) ; Ode (Pindaric) on the " Captain," 
lost off Cape Finisterre (London, 1871). — 
[See Letter to the Rev. John Tod Brown 
by "Spectator" (Dunfermline, 1843); An 
Exposure of the Misrepresentations made 
by the Rev. J. T. B., by " Scotus " [Thomas 
H. Foggo] (Dunfermline, 1843) ; A Brief 
Reply to "Scotus " the Dominie, by "Ton-is " 
the Dissenter (Dunfermline, 1843.] 

JAMES FKENCH, pres. by Queen 

184g Victoria 4th Jan., trans, from St 

Bernard's, Edinburgh, and adm. 2nd 

May 1845 ; trans, to First Charge 1st July 

1870. 

JOHN PITT, M.A., B.D.; pres. by 
1870 Queen Victoria 13th July, and ord. 
22nd Sept. 1870 ; trans, to First 
Charge 18th May 1880. 

EOBEET STEVENSON, M.A. ; elected 
1880 28th Sept., and ord. 9th Nov. 1880 ; 
trans, to First Charge 10th July 
1893. 

JOHN FAIELEY, ord. 8th Feb. 1894; 
1894 t rans - to Larbert and Dunipace ISth 
Dec. 1902. 

" JAMES WTLLDAM BAIED, born 
1903 Strone, Argyllshire, son of William 
B. : educated at Glasgow Univ. ; 
M.A. (1897), B.D. (1901); licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow in 1901 ; assistant at St Mary's 
Parish, Partick, 1901-3 ; ord. 25th June 
1903. Marr. 26th June 190S, Margaret 
Graham, daugh. of Thomas Addison, Dun- 
fermline, and has issue — Anna Margaret, 
born 22nd April 1909; Isobel Campbell, 
born 12th Jan. 1911 ; Mary Primrose, born 
13th Feb. 1913 ; Malcolm Graham, born 
7th Dec. 1914; Elspeth Hendrie, born 4th 
Sept. 1916 ; William James, born 7th July 
1918; Evelyn Addison, born 12th April 
1922. 



TOWNHILL. 

[Inaugurated as a mission in 1876, and 
constituted a chapel - of - ease in March 
1878. In 1917 the chapel - of - ease con- 
stitution was withdrawn, and from that 
date the mission has been served by a 
lay missionary, James Naismith.] 

JACOB PEIMMEE, born 9 Broad Wynd, 
1876 Leith, 6th Oct. 1842, son of John 
P., merchant seaman, and Louisa, 
younger daugh. of Commodore Jacob 
White, E.N. ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh 1865-72 ; served apprenticeship to 
the printing trade ; came under strong 
religious influences and resolved to enter 
the ministry ; assistant at Westray, Orkney, 
1871 ; took charge of Gardenstown Mission, 
Banff, 1872-6; licen. by Presb. of Turriff 
26th Nov. 1872 ; began work at Townhill 
Mission 29th April 1876 ; ord. to Chapel-of- 
Ease 20th May 1878; was a leader of the 
Protestant crusade against Eomanism and 
Eitualism ; a zealous advocate of Total 
Abstinence, and on all these subjects an 
incisive speaker ; res. June 1904 ; died 14th 
Aug. 1914. He marr. 12th July 1876, Jessie, 
headmistress of the Church of Scotland 
School at Gardenstown (died 28th April 
1912), daugh. of Donald Munro, Dingwall, 
and had issue — John Boyd, M.B., Ch.B., 
D.P.H., Cowdenbeath, born 30th March 
1879 ; Jacob Hope, captain, New Zealand 
Veterinary Corps, took part in the Darda- 
nelles landing, born 12th March 1885, 
killed by lightning in Flanders, 12th 
June 1917. Publications — The Church of 
Scotland's Defection from the Reformed 
Faith (Edinburgh, 1888) ; Portrait and 
Brief Sketch of J. P. in "The Bailie" (Glas- 
gow, 1890) ; Revolution of the Worship of 
the Church of Scotland (1890) ; Another, a 
different impression, headed "Pamphlet 
referred to in the Webster-Primmer Letters " 
(1890) ; The Great Protestant Demonstra- 
tions of 1890-1 (n.p., 1891); St Giles' 
Images, Protest and Appeal to the Synod 
of Lothian and Tweeddale by the Rev. Jacob 
Primmer and Others (Edinburgh, 1891) ; 
Tlie Secret, Traitorous, Romanising Church 
Service Society — An Exposure (1891); The 



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37 



Scottish Hymnal Saturated with Popish 
Error, Superstition, and Idolatry (1891); 
Mr Stephen Williamson, M.P., for the 
Kilmarnock Burghs, defends Popish Ascend- 
ancy, Correspondence between the Rev. Jacob 
Primmer and Mr S. Williamson, M.P. 
(Portobello, 1891); Popish Pulpit, Abbey 
Church, Dunfermline, Protest and Appeal 
to the General Assembly by the Rev. Jacob 
Primmer and Others (n.p., 1891); Memorial 
as to Prelatic and Popish Innovations (n.p., 
1893); In Church of Scotland Assembly 
Papers, 1897, "An Appeal by J. P." (Edin- 
burgh, 1897); "Which is the Greater Evil 
— Rome or Rum ? and the cure for both " 
(1897) ; The Coatbridge Public Discussion 
between Pastor Jacob Primmer and the 
Rev. William C. M'Dougall (Airdrie, 1897) ; 
Jacob Primmer in Rome (Edinburgh, 1897) ; 
Popery and Crime, Pastor Primmer's Reply 
to Priest Mullan (Dunfermline, 1897) ; 
Popery in Glasgow University ; The Secre- 
tary for Scotland and Pastor Jacob Primmer 
(Dunfermline, 1899) ; Martyrdom of Jacob 
Primmer at the Assembly of 1899 (Dunferm- 
line, 1899); The General Assembly's Com- 
munion Service in St Giles (1899); Mr 
Birrell, M.P., and Mr Primmer (Dun- 
fermline, 1899) ; Mr Jacob Primmer and 
H.M. Board of Works (Dunfermline, 1899) ; 
The Established Church Home Mission 
Committee : The Rev. Mr Primmer's Grant 
(Dunfermline, 1899) ; Awful Popery in the 
Church of Scotland (Dunfermline, 1899) ; 
Story and Others versus Jacob Primmer 
(Dunfermline, 1900); Charleson's " Why I 
left the Church of Scotland " exposed (1901); 
Pastor Jacob Primmer's Semi-Jubilee (1901); 
Pastor Jacob Primmer and Dundee Presb.: 
The Sacrifice of the Mass in Barnhill Church 
(1901); The Great Mock State Trial at 
Dundee of Pastor Jacob Primmer (1902) ; 
Ritualism at the General A ssembly (1903) ; 
The Barnhill Church Pojjery (1904) ; Jesuit 
Campaign in Edinburgh (1908) ; Popish 
Schools placed on the Public Rates (1913) ; 
Popish Aggression in Scotland (1914) ; 
Rome on the Rates without Public Control 
(1914). — [Life of Jacob Primmer (portrait), 
by his son, Dr John Boyd P. (Edinburgh, 
1916) ; Jamie's Life of John Hope ; various 
General Assembly Papers.] 



DAVID AVENEL VIPONT, formerly 
1904 Melville Vipont Anderson, adm. 27th 
Oct. 1904; res. in 1907, and adm- 
to Menmuir 26th Aug. 1908. 

JOSEPH JAMES LOREAINE, born 
1908 Polmont, 15th Feb. 1860, son of 
Walter L., missionary, and brother of 
Walter Fotheringham L., min. of Monkton 
and Prestwick; educated at Glasgow Univ.; 
licen. by Presb. of Irvine in 1886 ; mission- 
ary assistant at Kincardine on Spey, Olna- 
firth Mission, Delting, Eapness Mission, 
Westray, Limerigg Mission, Slamannan, 
assistant at Blantyre, and missionary 
assistant Newton, Cambuslang ; ord. 9th 
April 1908 ; res. on account of ill-health in 
1917. Marr., at Old Machar, 26th Sept. 
1894, Jessie, daugh. of Richardson Alex- 
ander, sugar-planter, West Indies, and 
Mary Morrison. 



ST ANDREW'S PARISH (Q.S.). 

[Built as a meeting-house for Thomas 
Gillespie, after his deposition from Carnock 
in 1752. At Gillespie's death, the greater 
part of his congregation petitioned the 
Presb., 30th March 1774, to be received into 
communion. After being discussed in four 
General Assemblies this crave was remitted 
back to the Presb., by whom the petitioners 
were received 28th Oct., and the chapel was 
opened 28th Dec. 1777. This parish was 
granted a Constitution in terms of the Act 
of Assembly 31st May 1834, called St 
Andrew's, and erected quoad sacra by the 
Court of Teinds, 11th June 1851.] 

JOHN MONTEATH, M.A.; ord. 16th 
1780 Feb. 1780 ; called 29th of that month, 
and trans, to Houston 13th June 
1781. 

ALLAN MACLEAN, called 12th Dec. 
1782 1781 ; ord. 16th May 1782 ; trans, to 



First Charge, Dunfermline, 30th June 



1791. 



JAMES ROBERTSON, called 20th Dec. 
1792 1791; ord. 6th June 1792; dem. 
office 17th Dec. 1798 on a presenta- 
tion to Slamannan. 



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ST ANDREW'S PARISH— THE NORTH PARISH [presb. of 



DAVID SAVILE, M.A.; called 26th 
17gg Dec. 1798; adm. in 1799; trans, to 
Canongate Chapel-of-Ease, Edin- 
burgh, 10th Oct. 1799. 

CHRISTOPHER GREIG, M.A. ; called 
1800 19th Dec. 1799 ; ord. 17th April 
1800 ; dem. on being pres. to the 
Second Charge, Dysart, 21st Aug. 1807. 

PETER BROTHERSTON, called 8th 
lg08 March, and ord. 14th July 1808; 
dem. on being pres. to Second 
Charge, Dysart, 1st Aug. 1809. 

JOHN MACWHIR, called 16th Oct. 

1810 1809 '= ord- 18tl1 Jan " 181 ° ' dem " on 
a presentation to Urr, 5th Oct. 1813. 

DAVID MURRAY, born 26th March 
1787, son of David M., brewer's 
servant, Leith ; licen. by Presb. of 

Selkirk 5th July 1808; called 19th Oct., 

and ord. 23rd Dec. 1813 ; having been pres. 

to Dysart, Second Charge, he dem. 27th 

Nov. 1816. 

^GEORGE BELL BRAND, born Selkirk, 
1786 ; had a school at Anstruther ; 
studied at Univ. of Edinburgh ; be- 
came chaplain in the Charity Workhouse 
at St Cuthbert's there ; licen. by Presb. of 
Selkirk 2nd April, and called 9th Dec. 
1816; ord. i27th March 1817; died 21st 
Feb. 1838. He marr. Isabella (died 6th 
Nov. 1851), daugh. of William Gosman, 
farmer, Pitkeirie, and had issue — William ; 
Russell ; Isabella Mitchell. Publication 
— Lectures and Sermons (edited by David 
Dickson, D.D., St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh) 
(Edinburgh, 1841). — [Sermons ; Mercer's 
Dunfermline^ 

ANDREW SUTHERLAND, born 1811, 
1839 secon d son °f Andrew S., tailor, 
Glasgow ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (1831); licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow 2nd Dec. 1835 ; assistant at 
Kilmarnock ; declined election to Gartmore 
Chapel-of-Ease ; called 15th Jan., and ord. 
28th March 1839. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843 ; min. of St Andrew's Free Church, 
Dunfermline, 1843-55. He res. in 1855, 
was app. to a charge at Gibraltar, where 
he acted as chaplain to the Presbyterian 



1817 



1847 



soldiers in the garrison ; died 18th Oct. 
1S67. He marr. 1848, Amelia M'Diarmid, 
and had issue — Andrew Neil, M.A., F.C. 
min., Rothesay, born 1855; Lewis Robertson, 
M.B., CM., Professor of Pathology, Univ. 
of St Andrews, born 1863 ; Margaret Kerr; 
John Kerr. 

JOHN MIDDLETON, M.A. ; ord. 21st 
April 1847 ; trans, to Glenmuick 15th 
March 1849. 

DAVID NICOL, ord. in 1849 ; first min. 
of the parish 11th June 1851 ; trans, 
to Dalgety 11th Jan. 1855. 

JAMES PENNELL, ord. 11th May 
, 0== 1855; trans, to Ballingry 10th 
1855 Sept. 1857. 

JAMES MILLAR ROSE, M.A.; born 
Banff, 1832, son of James R., Inland 
Revenue Officer, and Isobell M'Allan; 
educated at King's College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(March 1851); ord. 11th Feb. 1858; res. 
18th May, and died 28th Aug. 1903. He 
marr. 26th Oct. 1880, Georgina (died 27th 
May 1918), daugh. of James Alexander of 
Balmule, manufacturer, Dunfermline. 

WILLIAM ANDREW HUTCHISON, 

1903 b ° rn Glasgow 25tn N° v ' 1873 > SOn °* 

William H, gold mine manager, and 
Margaret Miller ; educated at Hutcheson's 
Grammar School and Glasgow Univ. 
(1892-9); licen. by Presb. there in 1899; 
assistant in this parish 1899-1903 ; ord. 29th 
July 1903. Marr. 10th Feb. 1904, Helen 
Turnbull, daugh. of Thomas Smith, banker. 

THE NORTH PARISH (Q.S.). 

[The North Church (Golfdrum), founded 
early in 1 840, was opened for public worship 
on second Sunday of Nov. 1840, with 
sittings for 800. The cost of the building 
was £1673, of which £1002 was raised 
by subscription, and £41 received from the 
General Assembly's Extension Fund. This 
parish was erected quoad sacra 24th Jan. 
1855.] 

CHARLES MARSHALL, born Paisley, 

1841 aD0Ut 1796, eldest son of Charles 

M., manufacturer, and Mary Baird ; 

educated at Univs. of Glasgow and Edin- 



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39 



burgh ; was Governor of John Watson's 
Institution, Edinburgh, 1827-40 ; ord. 16th 
July 1841. Joined the Free Church in 
1843; was min. of Free North Church, 
Dunfermline, 1843-82 [the Free Church 
obtained possession of the building from 
1843 to 1849, when it was vacated upon 
decision obtained in the House of Lords] ; 
died June 1882. He marr. 1878, Lilias, 
daugh. of Thomas Bisset and Margaret 
Scott. Publications — Lays and Lectures 
for Scotia's Daughters of Industry, two 
editions (Edinburgh, 1853) ; Homely Words 
and Songs for Working Men and Women, 
Wives and Mothers (Edinburgh, 1856) ; 
Homely Words and Songs for Young 
Women (Edinburgh, 1856); The Watch- 
man's Round in the Way of Life and the 
Way of Death (1868); Winter Evening 
Conversations of Free Church Ladies 
(1870) ; Lays and Lectures for Working 
Men and Women — Vol. I., To Wives and 
Mothers (fourth edition, Edinburgh, 1878), 
Vol. II., To Young Women (Edinburgh, 
1878) ; Licht Frae the Smiddy o' Saunders 
Dinwuddie (Edinburgh, 1880). — [Bibliog. 
of West Fife, 209.] 

CHAELES KOGEES, born 18th April 
._._ 1825 (his mother died at his birth), 
only child of James E., min. of 
Dunino ; educated at Dunino Parish School 
and Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. 
of St Andrews June 1846 ; assistant to 
Hew Scott, D.D., at West Anstruther, also 
at Kinglassie, and Abbotshall; ord. 13th 
July 1849; res. 10th July 1850; became 
assistant at Ballingry and Carnoustie ; 
LL.D. (Columbia College, New York, 
Dec. 1853) ; opened a preaching-station 
at Bridge of Allan, and from Jan. 1855 
to 11th Aug. 1863 was chaplain to the 
garrison at Stirling Castle. Elected a 
member of Stirling Town Council Nov. 
1861 ; took a prominent part in local 
affairs, instituted a Churchyard Improve- 
ment Association, and was prime mover 
in the erection of the national Wallace 
Monument on the Abbey Craig 24th June 
1861. In 1855 he opened at Stirling a 
Scottish Literary Institute, and in 1862 
a British Christian Institute for the dis- 



semination of religious tracts, chiefly to 
soldiers and sailors, but both schemes 
failed. In 1863 he went to Lewisham, 
Kent, where he devoted himself to literary 
work, originated a short-lived Naval and 
Military Tract Society, and founded the 
London Book and Tract Depository, which 
lasted until 1874. On 2nd Nov. 1868 he in- 
augurated the Grampian Club for the issue 
of works illustrative of Scottish literature 
and antiquities, and was secretary and 
editor until his death. He claimed to be 
founder of the Koyal Historical Society 
begun in 1868, of which he continued to 
be secretary and historiographer until 1880. 
In 1873 he was presented by his friends 
with a residence at Forrest Hill, London, 
which he named Grampian Lodge; D.D. 
(St Andrews, 1881) ; returned to Edinburgh 
and died at his house, 6 Barnton Terrace, 
Craigleith, 18th Sept. 1890. He was a man 
of indefatigable habits of work, scholarly 
and patriotic, with a temperament which 
did not brook opposition, and inclined 
too often to imagine himself the victim 
of animosity and misrepresentation. His 
labours in connection with the Wallace 
Monument and in the sphere of Scottish 
literature, entitle him to the gratitude 
of Scottish people. He was a member 
of numerous British, Continental, and 
American learned Societies. He marr. 
14th Dec. 1854, Jane, eldest daugh. of 
John Bain, St Andrews. Publications — 
Memoir and Poems of Sir Robert Aytoun 
(Edinburgh, 1844; London, 1871); His- 
torical Notices of St Anthony's Monastery, 
Leith (1849); History of St Andrews 
(Edinburgh, 1849) ; A Week at Bridge of 
Allan (Edinburgh, 1851, various editions) ; 
The Beauties of Upper Strathearn (Edin- 
burgh, 1854); The Modern Scottish 
Minstrel, 6 vols. (Edinburgh, 1855-7); 
also 1 vol. (Edinburgh, 1870); The 
Sacred Minstrel (London, 1859); Ettrick 
Forest, the Ettrick Shepherd and his 
Monument (Edinburgh, 1860); Issues of 
Religious Rivalry (1866) ; Lyra\Britannica 
(London, 1867) ; Christian Heroes in the 
Army and Navy (London, 1867); Traits 
and Stories of the Scottish People (1867) ; 
The Golden Sheaf: Poems by Living 



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[PRESE. OF 



Authors (London, 1868); Our Eternal 
Destiny : Heaven or Hell (London, 1868) ; 
Outlines of Bible History ; Scotland : 
Social and Domestic (London, 1869) ; 
Life and Songs of the Baroness Nairne 
(1869; Edinburgh, 1886). He also edited 
Poems by Thomas Campbell [with a 
Memoir] (1870) ; A Century of Scottish 
Life (Edinburgh, 1871) ; Monuments and 
Mon umental Inscriptions in Scotland, 2 vols. 
(London, 1871-2); Notes in the History of 
Sir Jerome Alexander (1872) ; The Scottish 
House of Roger (1872) ; Sir John Scot's 
"Staggering State of Scottish Statesmen" 
(1872) ; Memorials of the Strachans of 
Thornton and Family of Wise of Hillbank 
(1873-1877); Poetical Remains of King James 
First (Edinburgh, 1873); Three Scottish 
Reformers (1874) ; The Poetical Remains of 
William Glen (1874); Hay's Estimate of 
the Scottish Nobility during the Minority 
of James YI. ; Life of George Wishart 
(1875) ; Diocesan Registers of Glasgoiv 
[in collaboration with Joseph Bain], 2 
vols. (1875) ; Boswelliana : The Common- 
place Book of James Boswell ; Leaves 
from my Autobiography (London, 1876) ; 
Memorials of the Earls of Stirling and 
Houses of Alexander, 2 vols. (1877); Robert 
Burns and the Scottish House of Burnes 
(1877); Sir Walter Scott and Memorials 
of the Haliburtons (1877 ); Register of 
the Church of Crail (1877); Events in 
the North of '■ Scotland, 1635-45 (1877); 
Memorials and Recollections of Edward 
Bannerman Ramsay; The Scottish House 
of Christie (1878) ; Genealogical Memoirs 
of the Family of Colt and Coutts (London, 
1879) ; The Family of John Knox (1879) ; 
Chartulary of the Cistercian Priory of 
Coldstream (1879) ; Rental Book of the 
Cistercian Abbey of Cupar-Angus with the 
Breviary of the Register (London, 1880) ; 
The Serpent's Track : a Narrative of 
Twenty-two Years' Persecutioji (1880) ; 
Familiar Illustrations of Scottish Life 
(London, 1881) ; The Scottish Family of 
Glen (1881) ; Parting Words to the Members 
of the Royal Historical Society (1881) ; 
History of the Chapel Royal of Scotland 
(1882) ; The Earl of Stirling's Register of 
Royal Letters, 2 vols. (1884-5); Social Life in 



Scotland, 3 vols. (18S4-6) ; Four Perthshire 
Families (Edinburgh, 1887) ; Memorials 
of the Scottish House of Gourlay (1888); 
Threads of Thought (1888); The Book of 
Wallace, 2 vols. (1889) ; The Book of Robert 
Burns, 3 vols. (1S89-91) ; Genealogical Chart 
of the Family of Bain (n.p., n.d.) — and 
the following magazines — The Workman's 
Friend [1st Feb. to 1st March 1862] (Stir- 
ling) ; The Briton [May to July 1863] 
(Stirling) ; The Recorder (Stirling, 1863) ; 
The Stirling Gazette (Stirling, 1863); The 
British Bulwark (London, 1S66) ; The Oak 
(London, 1868). — [Leaves from my Auto- 
biography, portrait (1876); The Serpent's 
Track ; The Athenaeum, Sept. 1890; Pall 
Mall Gazette, 20th Sept. 1890 ; The Scots- 
man, 19th Sept. 1890 ; Diet. Nat. Biog.] 

ALEXANDER MITCHELL, born 
1S51 Aberdeen, 1811, son of James M., 
merchant there ; educated at Mari- 
schal College (M.A. 1846) and King's 
College ; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen in 
1849 ; ord. 17th April 1851 ; largely through 
his efforts the parish quoad sacra was 
erected; D.D. (Aberdeen 1879); died 
3rd June 1902. He marr. in 1860, Marion 
(died at Bridge-of-Allan, 7th Sept. 1919), 
daugh. of Peter Chalmers, D.D., min. of 
Dunfermline Abbey, and had issue — 
Marion Hay, born 1861 (marr. James 
Henderson, M.A., Indian chaplain) ; 
Margaret Gordon, born 1S62 (marr. John 
Clarke, D.D., min. of Mossgreen) ; Peter 
Chalmers, born 23rd Nov. 1864, educated at 
Aberdeen Univ., MA. (with honours), 1893, 
and Oxford Univ., B.A. (1st class Nat. 
Sc, 1888), D.Sc. 1901, F.R.S. 1906, LL.D. 
Univ. of Aberdeen, lecturer on Biology at 
Charing Cross Hospital 1S92, at London 
Hospital 1894, on staff of the Saturday 
Revieic, secretary, Zoological Society of 
London 1903 ; James, of Bamgate Walgett, 
Australia, born 1866 ; Annabella Jane, born 
1868 (marr., as his second wife, William 
S. Sutherland, D.D., Kalimpong, India) ; 
Helen, born 1870 (marr. David H. Gordon, 
Dunfermline) ; Alexander William, min. of 
Ardentinny, born 2nd June 1874 ; John 
Stevenson, M.B., Ch.B. (Edin. Univ.), 
F.R.C.S. (London), Bridge-of-Allan, born 



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1882. Publications — Electro - Plating, an 
address (Dunfermline, 1856); Female 
Education in India, an address (Cupar- 
Fife, 1860) ; Report of Committee on 
Sabbath Schools (Dunfermline, 1867) ; Ad- 
dress to the Young — No. 1, The Reforma- 
tion of the Sixteenth Century (Dunfermline, 
1868); The Booh of Jonah: the Text 
analysed, translated, and the Accents 
named ; being an Easy Introduction to the 
Hebrew Langxiage (London, 1873) ; Sermons 
preached in the North Parish Church, 
Dunfermline, Sabbath, \Qth April 1876, 
Semi-Jubilee of Rev. Alex. M.'s Ministry 
(Dunfermline, 1876). Mrs Mitchell was 
author of First Steps : A Catechism of 
Bible Teaching for Infant Classes (Edin- 
burgh, 1899).— [Bibliog. of West Fife, 214.] 

JAMES MOIE WEBSTER, M.A., B.D. ; 

1902 ord- 20t k ^ 0V- 1902 > trans - t0 Car- 
nock 5th Feb. 1920. 

RITCHIE DOUGHTY LYON, born 
x Aberdeen, 7th March 1896, son of 

James L.,gas engineer, and Mary A. A. 
Ritchie; educated at Aberdeen Univ.; M.A. 
(1916), B.D. (1919); licen. by Presb. of Aber- 
deen May 1919; thereafter student at Edin. 
Univ. (post-graduate, School of Theology), 
1919-20; assistant at St George's-in-the- 
West Parish, Aberdeen, 1917-18, at Rubislaw 
Parish, Aberdeen, 1918-19, and at Govan 
Parish in 1919 ; locum tenens at Granton 
and at New Deer ; ord. 24th June 1920. 
Marr. 4th March 1924, Margaret Rollo, 
daugh. of James Auchterlonie, farmer, 
Leckerstone, Dunfermline, and Elizabeth 
Rollo. 

ST LEONARD'S (Q.S.). 

[Under the designation of the Brucefield 
Mission, work was inaugurated and carried 
on in a temporary church in the Brucefield 
district of Dunfermline. The mission was 
served by (1) 1895-9, David Bruce Millar, 
M.A., afterwards min. of St James's 
Parish, Kirkcaldy : (2) 1899-1903, Joseph 
Campbell, M.A., afterwards min. of 
Bargrennan. William M'Laren, Dunferm- 
line, bequeathed a sum of money for the 
erection of a church and hall at Brucefield, 



and on 17th Sept. 1904 the church, built 
according to plans by Peter MacGregor 
Chalmers, LL.D., Glasgow, was opened 
for worship. A Chapel-of-Ease constitu- 
tion was obtained in the same year. St 
Leonard's Parish was erected on 24th Jan. 
1908. At what is now the entrance to the 
Brucefield property stood the chapel and 
hospital of St Leonard, erected probably 
in the thirteenth century.] 

EDWARD CHARLES HOULSTON, 
1904 born Eltham, Kent, son of Charles 
John H., educated at St Andrews 
(Church of Scotland) High School, Banga- 
lore, India, and Univs. of Madras, BA. 
(1895), and Aberdeen, B.D. (1902) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Aberdeen in 1901 ; assistant at 
West Parish, Aberdeen ; ord. to St 
Leonard's chapel-of-ease 30th Sept. 1904, 
and became first min. of the parish 24th 
Jan. 1908 ; trans, to St Serf's, Edinburgh, 
1st March 1917. Marr. 21st July 1909, Ina 
Scott, elder daugh. of Archibald Mason, 
F.E.I.S., Arbuthnott. 

WILLIAM M'MILLAN, born Maxwell- 
1917 town, Galloway, 22nd April 1883, son 
of Robert M. (a lineal descendant of 
William M'Millan, min. of Holywood and 
first Moderator of Synod after the Revolu- 
tion in 1688), and Jane Neilson (descendant 
of John Neilson of Corsock who " glorified 
God in the Grassmarket for his adherence 
to the Covenant in 1666 ") ; educated at 
Glasgow Univ.; M.A. (1918); student 
assistant at Crawford during the summer 
of 1909 and 1910 ; licen. by Presb. of Glas- 
gow in 1911 ; assistant at Crawford, April 
to Oct. 1911, and at Kilwinning, Oct. 1911 
to March 1912 ; ord. to Hallside 27th March 
1912; trans, and adm. 30th Aug. 1917. 
Marr. 11th June 1912, Isabella Brodie, 
daugh. of Thomas M'Kendrick and Eliza- 
beth Scott, and has issue— Mary Scott, born 
21st June 1913 ; Robert Leonard, born 21st 
March 1918. Publications — Poetry of 
Robert Burns (Hamilton, 1913); Arms of 
the Royal Burgh of Sanquhar (Dumfries, 
1914); Scottish Symbols (Paisley, 1916); 
St Andrew's Day (Glasgow, 1919) ; Scottish 
Parliament, and Life of St Conal (p.p., 
Dumfries); "Scottish Emblems," "Scottish 



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1839 



Lowland Regiments," "Churches where 
Burns Worshipped " (Life and Work, 
1919-20-21) ; " Flags of the World " {Morn- 
ing Rays, 1920); "Heraldry of Burns," 
"Burns and Uppermost Clydesdale," 
" Burns and the Kingdom of Fife," " Burns 
as Employer," "Burns and Shelley" {Annual 
Burns Chronicle, 1920-21-22-23); A Study in 
Local Hagiology (p.p., Dunfermline, 1921). 

CANMORE STREET CHAPEL. 

[Retained by the Free Church in 1843.] 

WILLIAM DALZIEL, ord. min. of 
the Original Secession Church, 
Dunfermline, 11th Oct. 1815 ; joined the 
Church of Scotland with his congregation 
in 1839 ; trans, to Thurso 27th Sept. 1843. 

INVERKEITHING AND ROSYTH. 

[In 1611 the Commissioners for the 
modification of stipends and the erection 
of churches united the churches, a policy 
designed to remain in force till "ane 
competent stipend suld be provydit" for 
a minister at Rosyth. In 1618 the Com- 
missioners for the Plantation of Kirks 
decreed the union of the two parishes. 
The church of Rosyth, traditionally said 
to have been dedicated to St John, and 
granted to the monastery of Inchcolm 
by Richard, Bishop of Dunkeld in 1170-78, 
ceased to be used as a place of worship soon 
after 1630, and is now a ruin. Inverkeith- 
ing church, dedicated to St Peter, was 
granted to Dunfermline Abbey by Waldeve, 
son of Gospatrick, 1160-82. Besides the 
High Altar it possessed altars of St Michael, 
the Holy Blood, St John the Baptist, St 
Katharine, the Holy Rood, St Laurence, 
St Ninian, and St Mary. In 1825 the 
church of Inverkeithing was burned, but 
the mediaeval tower and portions of the 
walls remain. A Friary of the Greyfriars 
was founded at Inverkeithing, 1329-84. 
The chapel of Inverkeithing was conveyed 
to Dunfermline Abbey by Malcolm IV. in 
1159. At North Queensferry there is the 
ruin of a chapel, dedicated to St James. 
It was granted to Dunfermline Abbey by 
Robert I., 1320-23. 



JOHN ANGUS, "professit monk of 
1S62 Dunfermline," pres. to the vicarage 
of Inverkeithing by the Commen- 
dator of Dunfermline 20th Aug. 1562 ; coll. 
and inst. by the Bishop of St Andrews 
23rd June 1563 ; Royal confirmation being 
granted 20th May 1565 ; he was parson of 
Crieff on 4th Nov. 1595, when he is mentioned 
along with his brother, William, parson of 
Kirkinner. — [Stephen's Inverkeithing and 
Rosyth, 272 ; Char, of Dunf., ii., 33a, MS.] 

JOHN HUTCHISON, min. of Torryburn 
156g and Crombie, in charge in 1569.— 
[Inverkeithing and Rosyth, 272.] 

> PETER BLACKWOOD, min. at Saline ; 
156g had the oversight of Inverkeithing 
from 1st Aug. 1569, Aberdour, 
Dalgety, and Auchtertool being also in 
the charge ; his remuneration being £160 
Scots in addition to the parsonage of the 
five parishes. At this time and apparently 
up to 1574 Rosyth was under the care of 
David Fergusson, min. of Dunfermline, 
with John Bukne and John Cheistison as 
readers. — [Inverkeithing and Rosyth, 272.] 

/JOHN BURNE, reader at Dunfermline 
ls „ and Rosyth ; pres. to Inverkeithing 
by the King and coll. by the Presb. 
of Dunfermline in 1570 ; for a time had 
charge of Dalgety, and in 1574 of Rosyth 
and Torrie with Adam Angill and Geokge 
Dume, both formerly chaplains at altars in 
Inverkeithing Church, readers at Inver- 
keithing and Rosyth respectively ; he was 
a member of Assembly in 1581 ; at his 
instance in 1585 the Lords of Exchequer 
issued a decree for payment of his stipend 
against Agnes Leslie, Lady Lochleven, and 
on 12th Dec. 1586 the Archbishop of St 
Andrews was put to the horn for not 
paying the same; died 1611. He marr. 
Bessie Turis, and had issue — Isobel, bapt. 
30th June 1574; Rachel, born 2nd July 
1576. — [St. And. Syn. ; Dunf. Sess. Reg.; 
Inverkeithing and Rosyth, 273 ; Acts and 
Dec, cxxxiii., 2.] 

ROBERT ROCHE, M.A. (St Andrews 
1597) ; clerk to the Presb. there 22nd 
March 1598-1606, and was then em- 
ployed with the Rector ; nominated Oct. 



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1610 by the Archbishop and several brethren 
of the Synod as assistant to John Burne, 
then in feeble health, and after the death of 
the last named, the congregation, 2nd April 
1611, craved the Synod that Roche be ord. 
to the charge, but no provision being made 
for him, the Synod next day enjoined such 
to be made within forty days, and this being 
done, he was ord. 30th July 1611 by the 
Archbishop of St Andrews, and the members 
of the Presb. of Dunfermline. At the same 
time he took charge of the work at Rosyth ; 
soon after he was recommended by the 
Church Commissioners to be min. at Rosyth, 
underwent trials before the Bishop of Dun- 
keld, was approved and received presenta- 
tion to Rosyth from James VI. 17th Dec. 
1611. He was app. Moderator of the Presb. 
by the Synod 14th April 1613, signed the 
Protestation for the Liberties of the Kirk 
27th June 1617, and on 25th April 1620 
was arraigned by the Synod for non-compli- 
ance with the Five Articles of Perth, and 
threatened with removal from the ministry 
if he persisted in his unbending attitude ; 
raised an action for possession of the glebe 
at Inverkeithing designed in 1630, which 
action the Lords, 22nd Jan. 1631, decided 
in his favour ; but they refused, 11th Feb. 
that year, to give him as manse a house 
built on the glebe. He died 23rd June 
1640, aged about 63. He marr. Isobel, 
daugh. of Matthew Greig, burgess of Inver- 
keithing, and had issue — " ane only bairn," 
John. — [St And. Syn. ; Dunf. Sess., and 
Test. Beg. (St And.); Durie's Dec. ; Mel- 
vill's Autob. ; Calderwood's Hist., vii., 256 ; 
Bannatyne Miscell., iii.; Inverkeithing and 
Bosyth, 274.] 



1641 



^WALTER BRUCE, fourth son of Sir 
John Bruce of Kincavil, and Jean 
Drummond ; educated at St An- 
drews Univ. ; MA. (1628) ; on a crave by 
the parishioners of Inverkeithing and 
Rosyth he was app. min. by the Synod ; 
ord. before April 1641 ; pres. by Charles I. 
14th May that year; in 1649 he was sus- 
pended, and prior to being reponed had to 
declare his repentance before the congrega- 
tion for being part owner of a ship and for 
indiscretions of language, including an as- 



sertion in a sermon "that the spirit of 
godlines in thir tymes was ane salt humour 
arysing fra the melt, trubling the stomach, 
and ascending to the head, whilk made a 
cracking of the braine " ; later, 26th June 
1650, he was deposed by the Presb. of Dun- 
fermline for " gross neglects in the speciale 
duties of his ministrie " ; he made appeal ; 
in Dec. 1652 the Synod on remit from the 
General Assembly granted him " libertie to 
preache as he sail be called," and, 26th April 
1653, decreed that the min. of Kinghorn 
preach at Inverkeithing 26th June follow- 
ing and intimate " the sentence for taking 
off the censure," Bruce at the time being 
rebuked and admonished by the Moderator; 
in 1662 he conformed to Episcopacy and 
14th Oct. that year was appointed "Con- 
stant Moderator" of the Presb.; died 
between 20th Feb. and 5th March 1673. 
He marr. (cont. 29th April and 3rd May 
1664) Jean, daugh. of Alexander Menzies 
of Rotmell: she marr. (2) John Liddell, 
min. of Scone, and died before 6th May 
1691. — [Durie's Dec; Melvill's Autob. ; 
Bannatyne Miscell., iii.; Inverkeithing and 
Bosyth, 274.] 

ROBERT SCOTT,M.A; pres. by Charles 
1&JS II. 17th March 1673; trans, to Canon- 
gate, Edinburgh, before 28th Nov. 
1676 ; D.D. (St Andrews 6th Nov. 1686). 
(Cf. Vol. I., 24, and Vol. III., 25-9.) He 
marr. (1) Isobel Cullen, and had issue- 
Charles, bapt. 15th April 1673 ; Marie, born 
July 1678 ; Anna, born May 1680 (marr. 
William Lyell of Dysart), died at Leith 
21st April 1753, leaving a daugh., Barbara, 
wife of William Law, a min. in Leith : (2) 
(cont. 1st Nov. 1701) Barbara, daugh. of 
George Martin, min. at Dundee, and widow 
of Charles Carnegie, D.D., min. at Farnell 
and Dean of Brechin, fifth son of Sir Alex- 
ander Carnegie of Pitarrow, and had issue 
—William, died 18th March 1703, aged 
11 months. 

DAVID LAUDER, MA. (St Andrews 
..„_ 1662); tutor to the sons of Sir 
William Stewart of Invernytie ; had 
a testimonial for ordination 16th July 1668 ; 
adm. to Aberdalgie 26th Aug. 1668 ; trans, 
and adm, between 25th Oct, and 20th Dec. 



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[PRESB. OF 



1676; died in Nov. 1681, aged about 40. 
He marr. Lilias Grahanie, who survived 
him ; she was one of the four heirs of 
Kobert Grahame of Cairnie, and marr. 
(2) Alexander Irvine, min. of this parish. 
— [St And. Syn. ; Test. Reg. (St And.) ; 
Inverkeithing and Rosyth, 278.] 

ALEXANDER IRVINE, M.A., probably 
1682 identical with Alexander Irvine, son 
of Robert Irvine, who preached in 
Peterculter Church 11th Jan. 1680 ; entered 
upon the vacant pastorate 22nd Jan. 1682 ; 
was a strong supporter of Episcopacy and 
a bitter opponent of all who refused to 
attend upon his ministrations ; deprived 
by the Committee of Estates 8th May 
1689 for not reading their Proclamation 
of 11th April preceding, and not obeying 
the same by praying for William and Mary. 
On his departure he took with him two 
silver communion cups of date 1643, which 
were recovered on an action against him 
before the Sheriff of Fife by the Kirk- 
Session. He subsequently officiated in 
meeting-houses in the Calton, South Leith, 
and back of the Canongate, Edinburgh, and 
complaints were made of his irregular con- 
duct in 1700, for which he was rebuked in 
1701 ; he was then living in Weir's land at 
the Craig-well, Edinburgh ; died before 1st 
April 1703. He marr. (1) 19th July 1682, 
Lilias Grahame (died Feb. 1685), widow of 
preceding min. : (2) 2nd June 1687, Helen 
(died 1707), daugh. of Captain James Bennet 
of Grange, burgess of Inverkeithing, and had 
issue — James, apprenticed mariner 3rd May 
1704, with Captain John Stewart, South 
Queensferry. — [So. Leith Sess. ; Edinburgh 
Reg. (Marr. and Bapt.), Acts of Pari., ix. ; 
Kirkton's Hist., 193 ; Wodrow's Hist., iii., 
390 ; Inverkeithing and Rosyth, 278-9.] 

ROBERT HODGE, MA. (Edinburgh, 
168 _ 1666); called in Aug., and on 22nd 
Nov. 1688 "was ordained and ad- 
mitted minister to those of the presbyterian 
persuasion in the parish of Inverkeithing 
according to the presbyteriall way," on a 
supplication from the magistrates, heritors, 
and inhabitants ; after Irvine's deprivation 
in 1689 and in response to a petition by 
the magistrates, Town Council, heritors, and 



inhabitants of the town and parish, the 
Committee of Estates, 10th May 1689, 
allowed him "to preach and exercise the 
other acts of the ministerial function at the 
Kirk of Inverkeithing," and in accordance 
with this act he " entered to the church " on 
Sabbath 12th May 1689. He was a member 
of Assembly in 1690 ; died 11th April 
1691, aged about 45. He marr. Margaret, 
daugh. of John M'Ghie, min. of Dirleton ; 
she survived him and marr. (2) (cont. 24th 
Nov. 1696), Robert Stewart, shipmaster, 
Inverkeithing. — [Acts of Pari., ix. ; Reg. 
Gen. Ass., 1690 ; Inverkeithing and Rosyth, 
279.] 

SAMUEL CHARTERS [or 
1692 CHARTERIS], MA. (Edinburgh, 
3rd March, 1690) ; called 25th May, 
and ord. 25th Aug. 1692 ; " heritors, magis- 
trates, and masters of families showing their 
free assent thereto with uplifted hands " ; 
acquired the lands of Salvege, Inverkeith- 
ing, and died 28th June 1733, aged about 
64. He marr. 14th Sept. 1694, Margaret, 
daugh. of Dr Knox, physician, Edinburgh, 
and great-great-grandniece of John Knox, 
the Reformer, and had issue — William 
of Salvege, town-clerk of Kirkcaldy, died 
10th Dec. 1750 ; John ; Alexander, bapt. 
27th July 1699; Jean, born 1701 (marr. 
1731, Captain Charles Greig, Inverkeith- 
ing, and had with other issue, — Admiral 
Sir Samuel Greig, " father " of the Russian 
Navy); Janet, bapt. 4th May 1703, died 
1st Sept. 1705; Thomas, successor to his 
father; Margaret, born 17th March 1705 
(marr. David Hunter, min. of Saline) ; 
Samuel, of Salvege, which he acquired 
from William, his brother, and Solicitor 
of His Majesty's Customs in Scotland. — 
[Edin. Reg. Bur. ; Somerville's Life and 
Funeral Sermon on Charters ; Fraser's 
Life of Ralph Erskine ; MS. Geneal, of 
Dalgleish ; Inverkeithing and Rosyth, 
113-14, 280.] 

THOMAS CHARTERS, bapt. 17th Sept. 
1733 i"^ 04 ' son °f preceding ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. 
16th Sept. 1730, but previously, 18th Jan. 
1727, while a student, had received permis- 
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his father in visiting and catechising ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 28th Oct. 1731, 
the patron, General George Preston of 
Valleyfield, agreeing to present him to the 
parish if he survived his father ; this 
promise he fulfilled 6th Sept. 1733; died 
13th Feb. 1744. He marr. 10th Feb. 1737, 
Christian, eldest daugh. and one of the 
heirs of James Wardlaw of Luscar, one of 
the mins. of Dunfermline, and had issue — 
Samuel, D.D., min. of Wilton, Hawick ; 
Margaret (marr. 21st May 1766, Henry 
Hunter, D.D., min. of the Second Charge, 
South Leith) ; Jean, born 30th March 1738 
(marr. James Hardy of the Leith Customs), 
died 24th April 1807.— [Somerville's i^wwera^ 
Sermon on Charters ; Conolly's Fifeshire 
Biog. ; Fraser's Life of Ralph Erskine ; 
Inverkeithing and Rosyth, 281.] 

^ ALLAN BUCHANAN, born Culross, 
1744 5th Oct. 1722, son of John B., 
bailie of Culross and Hannah Kirk ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dunfermline 17th March 1744 ; 
chaplain to General Preston of Valleyfield, 
by whom he was pres., 15th Aug. 1744 ; 
ord. 8th Nov. 1744; died unmarr. 8th 
March 1749. He was of delicate constitu- 
tion. Publication — Sermons on Interesting 
Subjects (Edinburgh, 1791). — [Culross Sess. 
Reg. ; Sermons : Inverheithing and Rosyth, 
281 ; Bibliog. of West Fife, 29.] 

ANDREW RICHARDSON, son 
1752 of John R., farmer, Blackdykes, 
East Lothian ; licen. by Presb. of 
Dunbar 2nd Jan. 1734 ; ord. to Broughton 
5th March 1735 ; pres. by Captain Philip 
Anstruther, 26th Aug. 1749. A month 
previously the Town Council (which had 
twice laid claim to the patronage without any 
warrant), and the Kirk-Session approached 
the Presb. craving " a hearing " of certain 
other persons. This led to lengthy and 
bitter disputes before the Church Courts, 
but finally the General Assembly ordered the 
Presb. to proceed to induction on 18th June 
1752. R. died in Edinburgh, 25th Dec. 1790. 
Notwithstanding the opposition and obloquy 
which he encountered, he was an admir- 
able parish min., a good preacher, and a 
scholar of repute. During his incumbency 



not a few of those who had seceded re- 
turned to his ministry. He marr. 10th Sept. 
1737, Janet (died 5th Oct. 1789), daugh. 
of George Anderson of Windygoul, North 
Berwick, and had issue — John, born 24th 
July 1738, died 19th June 1753; George, 
born 24th March 1740, died 28th Jan. 1760 ; 
Richard, merchant, Edinburgh, born 14th 
Jan. 1742 ; David, born 5th Sept. 1744, 
died 10th Feb. 1757. Publications — A 
Free and an Arbitrary Government Com- 
pared, in two Sermons (Edinburgh, 1746) ; 
Reasons of Dissent from the Sentence and 
Resolution of the . . . General Assembly 
. . . concerning the Conduct of the Presbytery 
of Dunfermline, etc. (Edinburgh, 1752) ; 
The Necessity, Usefulness, and Importance 
of Social Worship and Public Instruction, 
with a Dissertation on Positive Institutions 
(Edinburgh, 1759). — [Broughton Sess. Reg. ; 
Scots Mag., xiv. ; Morren's Annals, i., 262 ; 
Moncreiff's Life of Erskine ; Acts of Ass., 
1750-2 ; Buchanan's Ten Years' Conflict, 
xi. ; Report on Church Patronage ; Inver- 
heithing and Rosyth, 284-7, where an 
account is given of R.'s settlement ; 
Bibliog. of West Fife, 236-7.] 

ANDREW ROBERTSON, born King- 
-„__ horn, 1758; became schoolmaster of 
Culross ; licen. by the Presb. 24th 
Nov. 1784; pres. by Sir William Erskine 
of Torry, Bart., 23rd May 1791 (opposition 
was made to his settlement, but this was set 
aside by the General Assembly 23rd May 
1792) ; ord. 8th Aug. 1792 ; died 14th May 
1845. He marr. 30th Nov. 1795, Agnes 
Robertson, who died at Portobello, 9th 
June 1862, aged 86, and had issue — Andrew, 
professor of chemistry, Calcutta, born 15th 
Feb. 1797 ; Margaret, born 9th April 1799 ; 
Jane, born 6th April 1801 ; Agnes, born 
15th Aug. 1803 (marr. John Fergus, min. 
of Bower) ; Robert, solicitor, Calcutta, born 
28th June 1805 ; John, S.S.C., Edinburgh, 
born 23rd May 1807; Isabella, born 6th 
July 1810 (marr. William Hay, merchant) ; 
William, born 3rd June 1812 ; Alexander, 
born 5th May 1814, died' at Edinburgh, 
25th May 1831 ; Janet (twin), born 5th 
May 1814 (marr. David Lindsay Foggo, min. 
of Abercrombie). Publications — Accounts 



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[PKESB. OF 



of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xv., 
and Neiv Stat. Ace, ix.). — [Inverkeithing 
and Rosyth, 289.] 

PETEB MACMOBLAND, born 19th 
1845 March 1810; trans, from St 
Matthew's Parish, Glasgow ; pres. by 
Lady Baird Preston, June, and adm. 18th 
Sept. 1845 ; trans, to St Luke's, Edinburgh, 
10th Dec. 1852. (Cf. Vol. I., p. 112.) Publi- 
cations — Let us do Good (Glasgow, 1845) ; 
TheLand's Ctirse and Burden (Dunfermline, 
1851) ; The Ball (Dunfermline, 1852) ; God 
Our Confidence in War (Edinburgh, 1854) ; 
Patie LTerkes, by V. O. B. [vicar of the 
Bass] (North Berwick, 1871); The Smug- 
glers o' Canty Bay (North Berwick, 1872) ; 
Parish Rhymes (1872) ; What sliould he do 
with it 1 (North Berwick, 1873). 

JAMES MACKAY, M.A. ; trans, from 
the New Parish, Ardrossan ; app. 
by the Presb. jure devoluto in re- 
sponse to a petition in his favour by 510 
members and adherents of the church, and 
adm. 26th Jan. 1854; trans, to Blackfriars 
Parish, Glasgow, 16th Nov. 1865. 

ALEXANDEE MACGEEGOE, born 
Annat, Bannoch, Perthshire, 1834 ; 
second son of Hugh M. ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; B.A. (1860), M.A. 
(1861); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 9th 
Jan. 1865 ; ord. to Haggs 17th March 1865; 
trans, and adm. 28th June 1866 ; died 7th 
May 1873. He marr. 7th July 1865, Flora 
Sinclair, who died at Glasgow 28th Aug. 
1882, aged 47, and had issue — Jessie 
Sinclair, born April 1866, died 21st Feb. 
1867; Hugh, born 18th March 1868, died 
23rd Dec. 1873. — [Inverkeithing and Posy th, 
292-3.] 

JOHN GLENDINNING EOBEET- 
SON, born Crieff, 1st Aug. 1842, son 
of Daniel Eobertson, factor, Turriff, 
Aberdeenshire, Drummuir, and Botriphnie, 
Banffshire ; educated at Turriff School and 
Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1860) ; 
parochial schoolmaster at Drumblade, 
1862-70, during which period he attended 
at intervals the classes in divinity at Edin- 
burgh Univ. ; B.D. (1870) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Turriff; assistant, St Paul's Parish, 



1873 



Glasgow, and Lasswade ; ord. 6th Nov. 
1873; died unmarr. 10th Sept. 1895. "To 
the study of the Parables he devoted a 
great deal of attention, and the originality 
of his views thereon aroused the interest 
of Professor A. B. Bruce, D.D., of Glasgow, 
but owing to E.'s premature death his 
lectures on the subject were not sufficiently 
complete to permit of publication."— [Inver- 
keithing and Rosyth, 293.] 

DONALD FEEGUSSON, born at Ter- 

1896 race House, Stanley, Eedgorton, 
22nd March 1870, son of Samuel 

F., min. of Fortingall ; educated at Stanley 
Public School, Stirling High School, Univs. 
of Edinburgh (M.A. April 1891) and St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 
May 1894 ; assistant First Charge, St 
Andrews, May to Aug. 1894, and North 
Leith, Aug. 1894 to March 1896; ord. 
19th March 1896 ; died unmarr. 12th July 
1897. Publication — A Student of Nature : 
Memorials of the late Rev. Donald 
Fergusson, M.A., Minister of the Parish 
of Inverkeithing, Pifeshire, a selection of 
his Essays, Poems, Sermons, etc., %vith an 
Account of his Life, by his brother, Eobert 
Menzies Fergusson, D.D., min. of Logie 
(Paisley, 1898). — [Inverkeithing and Rosyth, 
293-4.] 

WILLIAM STEPHEN, born Dunshil- 

1897 lock, Old Deer, 26th May 1868, 
son of Alexander S., and Margaret 

Anderson ; educated at Old Deer Public 
School, Grammar School, Old Aberdeen, 
Aberdeen Univ. ; M.A. (1891), B.D. (1894), 
and Jena Univ., Germany ; student mission- 
ary at Fetterangus, Old Deer, April to 
Oct. 1892; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
Mayil894 ; locum tenens Eosemount Parish, 
Aberdeen ; temporary assistant Second 
Charge, Old Machar Cathedral, and assist- 
ant South Parish, Aberdeen, April 1895 to 
Dec. 1897; ord. 16th Dec. 1897. Marr. 
1st June 1898, Alexandrina Dunbar, elder 
daugh. of William Milne, merchant and 
shipowner, Aberdeen, and Ann Petrie, 
and has issue — William Douglas Menzies, 
2nd lieut. Tank Corps, 1918, assistant C.E., 
L. & N.E. Bail. Coy., born 13th Feb. 
1899 ; Graham Milne, paper-maker, born 



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47 



27th May 1901 ; Eanald Dunbar, bora 2nd 
Feb. 1907. Publications — Fortifications of 
the Upper Forth ; Fortifications of Inch- 
keith \ Inchcolm and War ; Russia's Allies 
from the Forth ; Rosyth ; The Battle of 
Inverheithing ; Notes on National Service ; 
Barnbougle Episodes in the Sixteenth 
Century (being Articles in " The Search- 
light," the Unofficial Organ of the Forth 
Defences, 1915-16) ; Memories of the Battle 
of Jutland at an East Coast Naval Port ; 
Notes on the Scottish Navy (being 
Articles in The Craigleith Hospital 
Chronicle, April to Dec. 1917) ; History 
of Inverheithing and Rosyth (Aberdeen, 
1921) ; Register of the Consultations of the 
Ministers of Edinburgh and Some Other 
Brethren of the Ministry, 1652-7, with 
Introduction, vol. i. (Scottish History 
Society, Edinburgh, 1921.) 

Second Charge. 

EOBEET ECHLINE, born 1576, third 
, 601 son of Henry E. of Pittadro in 
the parish ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; M.A. (31st May 1596) ; was 
probably colleague here in 1601 ; promoted 
to Bishopric of Down and Connor 14th 
March 1613, and on 18th May that year 
was made a free denizen of Ireland ; died 
at Ardquin 17th July 1635. From him 
are descended the Echlines of Clough, 
Kildare. — [Ware's Works, i. ; Beid's Ire- 
land, i., 186 ; Reg. Privy Council, vii., 654 ; 
Inverheithing and Rosyth, 294 ; G. R. 
Inhib., xxx., 2.] 

ROSYTH MISSION, INVER- 
KEITHING AND ROSYTH. 

[In April and May 1916 the Home Mission 
Committees of the Church of Scotland and 
the United Free Church, with consent of 
the respective General Assemblies, agreed 
to carry on work jointly for a time at 
Eosyth, each church in turn to supply a 
min. for six months. The work was in- 
augurated on 12th Nov. 1916 by Matthew 
Scott Dickson, M. A., min. of Old Monkland, 
who conducted services in the Douglas 
Block, Castle Eoad, Eosyth, and subse- 



quently in the temporary school on the 
west side of the Garden City, and later in 
the Church of Scotland Temporary Naval 
Church, Castle Eoad, which was ready for 
use in February 1917. Mr Dickson's period 
of office terminated at the close of April 
1917, and other Church of Scotland mins. 
who officiated under the joint scheme were 
(Nov. 1917 to April 1918), William Ogilvy 
Duncan, M.A., min. of Clarkston, and (Nov. 
1918 to April 1919) John Muir, B.D., min. 
of Yester. The joint scheme involved also 
the feuing of a site for a church in the 
Garden City, on which a temporary church 
was built according to plans by Peter 
Macgregor Chalmers, L.L.D., Glasgow, and 
opened on 27th June 1917. In 1919 a 
further agreement was made whereby the 
Church of Scotland took over the work 
at Eosyth, the .church and site becoming 
the property of the Home Mission Com- 
mittee. Thereafter the work was carried 
on for a time by (1) George Campbell, 
M.A. (September 1919 to May 1920), min. 
of St Ninian's Mission Church, Edinburgh, 
and (2) William Lindsay Gordon, B.D. 
(June to August 1920), who became min. 
of Yetholm. From August 1920 Eosyth 
has been a recognised mission station.] 

MATTHEW WELSH NEILSON, 
M.A., B.D. ; ord. to South Bridge 
Street U.F. Church, Airdrie, 1915 ; 
adm. in 1920 min. of the Church of Scot- 
land ; app. 25th July 1920, and began duties 
8th Aug. following ; res. Nov., and adm. to 
St Matthew's Parish, Dundee, 17th of same 
month. 

GEOEGE SCANLAN, born Dreghorn, 
1920 Ayrshire, 5 *h Sept. 1872, eldest son 
of William S., and Margaret Nairn 
Cunningham ; educated at Dreghorn Public 
School, privately, Glasgow University, and 
Scottish Congregational Theological Hall, 
Edinburgh ; Congregational min. at Nairn 
1902-4, Falkirk 1904-16 ; chaplain to 
Forces in France 1916-20 ; attached to 
12th Eoyal Sussex and to Eoyal Air 
Force ; adm. to Church of Scotland in 
1919, and ord. by Presb. of Edinburgh as 
Army chaplain 4th June that year ; 
mentioned in despatches ; app. Hon. 



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MOSSGREEN 



[PKESB. OF 



C.F. ; app. here 17th Nov. 1920; trans. 
to Ballingry, 9th Feb. 1924. Marr. 
1906, Henrietta Margaret Jane, daugh. of 
Kenneth Macrae, F.E.I.S., Provost of 
Nairn, and has issue — Jean Margaret, 
born 27th Jan. 1908 ; William Cunningham, 
born 9th April 1911 ; George Henry, born 
26th June 1912 ; Noel Andrews, born 25th 
Dec. 1913. 

JAMES MAESHALL, son of James M., 
1924 S.S.C., Edinburgh, and nephew of 
Lord Shaw of Dunfermline ; educated 
at Dollar Academy, Dunfermline High 
School, and Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. 
(1910), B.D. (1913); licen. by Presb. of 
Dunfermline, 1913 ; assistant at Galashiels 
and West St Giles', Edinburgh ; served in 
R.G.A. in European War; ord. 16th April 
1924. 



MOSSGREEN (Q.S.). 

[A church was built in 1852 and enlarged 
in 1877. Mossgreen became a chapel-of- 
ease in 1860. The parish was disjoined 
from Aberdour, Dalgety, Inverkeithing, 
Dunfermline, 13th Jan. 1879.] 

JAMES YOUNG, B.A.; "presently 
1854 officiating at Mossgreen"; adm. by 
the Presb. as a preacher within the 
bounds 6th Dec. 1854. 

ROBERT THOMSON, ord. 8th Nov. 
1860 1860; trans, to Caledonian Chapel, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne, 27th Nov. 1862 ; 
pres. to Queensferry in 1871 but Presb. 
refused to induct; afterwards min. of 
Ladywell Church, Glasgow. (Cf. Vol. 
III., p. 406.) Publication— The Five Trial 
Sermons preached by R. T., Presentee to 
Queensferry Church and Parish, with an 
Appendix containing an account of the 
Case (Glasgow 1871). 

ROBERT MARKLAND, born 
1863 Stewarton, Ayr, 1838, eldest son of 
James M. ; educated at Glasgow 
Univ.; M.A. (1858) ; ord. 8th July 1863; res. 
17th Nov. 1867, having received an appoint- 
ment iu Presbyterian Church, New South 



Wales ; died on the voyage to Sydney 
between Paramatta and Wellington on 
board s.s. Karkoura 20th Dec. 1867. 

DAVID MILLAR, M.A., B.D., LL.B. ; 

1868 orc ^ 14t '' 1 -^ a y 1868 > trans - t0 luver- 
tiel, Kirkcaldy, 19th Nov. 1869. 

ROBERT ROBERTSON, ord. 2nd June 
1870 1870; dem. 23rd Aug. 1876. 

JOHN NASMYTH, ord. 28th Dec. 1876, 
1876 and became min. of the parish 6th 
Feb. 1878; trans, to Ceres 26th 
Sept. 1878. 

JOHN CLARKE, born Donegal 
187g Street, Belfast, son of John C, 
M.D., and Margaret Gray Burns, 
Bowerswell, Perth ; educated at Queen's 
University, Ireland; M.A. (1872); ord. to 
Dundrod Presbyterian Church, Ireland, 
16th May 1876; was adm. to Church of 
Scotland as an ordained minister in 1879, 
and adm. to this charge 2nd July that 
year ; D.D. (Theological Faculty of the 
Irish Presbyterian Church in 1916); res. 
13th Nov. 1917. Marr. 9th Sept. 1885, 
Margaret Gordon, daugh. of Alexander 
Mitchell, D.D., min. of North Parish, 
Dunfermline, and has issue — Margaret 
Gordon Gray Burns, born 1st July 1886 
(marr. in 1909 Andrew Wilson) ; John 
Alexander Murray Mitchell, M.B., Ch.B. 
(Edinburgh 1915), born 18th April 1893, 
entered the Army as a surgeon, and was 
killed at the Somme 18th Nov. 1916 ; James 
Hay Chalmers, born 10th March 1895, M.A. 
(Edinburgh 1917), M.B., Ch.B. (Edinburgh 
1921), and later in the same year gained 
the Diploma Tropical Diseases, D.P.H. 
(1922), served in France as lieutenant 
R.G.A. Publications — A Paying Invest- 
ment ; A Lecture on a Question of National 
Importance (Secondary Education) (Dun- 
fermline, 1897); The Great Need of the Day, 
being an Article in the " Belfast Witness" 
18th Aug. 1922. 

AUGUST JOHN KESTING, born Inver- 
lgl8 ness 27th Oct. 1874, son of Ernest K., 
organist ; educated at Univ. of Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1894), B.D. (1897) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Inverness May 1897 ; assistant at 



DUNFERMLINE] 



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49 



West Parish, Aberdeen, May 1897 to Jan. 
1898; ord. 13th Jan. 1898 (by Presb. of 
Inverness) as missionary in Nyasaland ; 
res. in 1901 ; locum tenens at Midcalder 
and Leslie, Fife, 1902 - 3 ; in charge of 
St John's Mission, Kirkcaldy, May 1903 
to Oct. 1908 ; adm. to St Fittick's Chapel- 
of-Ease, Aberdeen, 8th Oct. 1908.; res. Dec. 

1910 ; min. of the Scots Church, Paris, Jan. 

1911 to August 1918 ; called by the Presb. 
jure devoluto and adm. 11th Sept. 1918. 
Marr. 28th Dec. 1910, Frances Cumming, 
daugh. of Lewis Grant, Kirkcaldy. 

SALINE. 

[Previous to the Reformation the church 
was "ane common Kirk of Dunkeld." In 
1890 a considerable part of the area of the 
parish of Saline was added to Torryburn. 
In return, the lands of Bonnington, Cult- 
mill, Cults, Hallcroft, Hallburn, Hillend, 
Hillside, Meadowland, Pow, and Wellwood 
were taken from Torryburn and annexed to 
Saline. The present church was built in 
1810. Many of the inscribed stones of the 
old church have been built into the house 
of Devonview in the parish.] 

' PETER BLACKWOOD, formerly a 
monk of Holyrood Abbey, and had 
a pension of £40; Aberdour, Dalgety, 

Inverkeithing, and Auchtertool were also 

in his charge in 1567 ; pres. by James VI. 

30th June 1568 ; removed to Aberdour 

about 1571. 

v JAMES BLACKWOOD, reader; adm. 
1567 25th Dec. 1567 ; dep. by the General 
Assembly 25th Oct. 1577, for cele- 
brating the marriage of Robert Pitcairn, 
Commendator of Dunfermline, and 
Eupheme Murray, widow of Robert 
Stewart of Rosyth, "without testimoniall 
of the minister of the parish where they 
made residence " ; became min. and 
parson of Sanquhar soon after, and con- 
tinued there 12th April 1582 ; returned 
to Saline and was min. before June-July 
1584, when he and others were charged 
with burning the house of Nether 
Kinnedar ; probably removed soon after, 
and on 11th Aug. 1590 as "sometime 

VOL. V. 



1567 



minister at Saline," he appears in a list of 
"abusers of the Sacraments." — [Sel. Syn. 
of Fife, 240 ; Calderwood's Hist., iv., 386 ; 
Inverkeithing and Rosyth, 189 ; Reg. Privy 
Council, 12th April 1582, 10th July 1584, 
11th Aug. 1590.] 

JAMES STEWART, probably son of 
1584 J° nn ®-> servitor to James, Lord 
Doune ; had a gift of the teinds of 
Meikil Dysart, extending to £30 for his 
support at the schools for seven years, 24th 
Dec. 1583 ; min. at Carnock about 1584 ; 
pres. to the vicarage of Saline by James 
VI. 18th Nov. 1584, and also to the parson- 
age and vicarage of Saline by His Majesty 
17th May 1587 ; removed from Carnock to 
Saline about 1589-90 ; was named by the 
King a member of the Assembly in 1610 ; 
was still min. 17th April 1624, but was dead 
in 1627. He marr. (1) Alison, daugh. of 
Andrew Stewart, and had issue — Harry : 
(2) Elizabeth Doig, and had issue — Mar- 
garet (marr. Patrick Scobbie in Sandi- 
lands) ; Elizabeth (marr. John Thomson 
in Saline) ; Jean (marr. Walter Glendin- 
ning); Helen; Rebecca. — [Epis. Brech., ii.; 
Excheq. Buik ; Calderwood's Hist., v. 268, 
vi. 603, vii. 106 ; Moray Writs, Box iv., 810, 
35 ; Reg. of Deeds, xlviii., 65, 436, 1st Nov. 
1630, 27th Nov. 1623, 533 f., 260, 215 f ., 425.] 

ANDREW LEARMONTH, M.A. ; min. 
of Saline 6th April 1626 ; manifestly 
identical with Andrew Learmonth, 
M.A., the son of Andrew L. of Balcomie 
and Birkhill, who was pres. to Liberton in 
1627.— [Dunf. Par. Reg., 6th April 1626. 
See Vol. I., 171.] 

JOHN DUNCAN, M.A. ; min. in 1629 ; 
1629 trans, to Culross in 1632. 

THOMAS COUPER, M.A. ; adm. prior 
to 21st June 1634; trans, to Menmuir 



1634 



before 2nd April 1639. 



WILLIAM MARSHALL, fiar of Pit- 
cairns ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (1622); became 
schoolmaster and min. of Second Charge, 
Brechin, in conjunction, 1633 ; trans, and 
adm. before 2nd April 1639 ; he is said to 
have committed suicide 28th July 1649, 

D 



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[PRESB. OF 



aged about 48. He marr. Isobel Clark, who 
died before 1647, and bad issue— Kobert ; 
Isobel; Nicolas; Catherine (marr. Gavin 
Alexander of Wester Pitcorthie); Alexander. 
— [Test. Reg. (Stirling); Lamont's Diary, 
3, 8; Balfour's Hist. Works, iii. ; Perth 
Sas., xi., 114 ; Beg. of Deeds, Mack., x., 318.] 

JAMES OLIPHANT, a native of 
Strathearn ; educated at Univ. of 
1650 St Andrews; M.A. (1643); called 
8th Aug., and adm. 14th Oct. 1650; 
died before 9th March 1659. He marr., 
and had issue— George, preacher of the 
Gospel in 1709.— [Lamont's Diary; Edin. 
Reg. (Marr.); Peterkin's Records; Gen. 
Reg. Sas., 12th Feb. 1692 ; Reg. of Deeds, 
Dalr., 2nd March 1709.] 

JOHN ANDEESON, M.A. ; called 
before 6th July, and adm. 28th 
1659 Dec. 1659; trans, to Dysart 20th 
Jan. 1664. 

JAMES LINDSAY, brother of David 
L. of Cargill ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; M.A. (1645) ; adm. to 
Kinloch before 14th May 1651 ; pres. and 
coll. by George, Bishop of Dunkeld ; trans, 
and adm. 29th March 1664; died May 
1674, aged about 49. He marr. Aug. 
1658, Jean (died after 14th Feb. 1700), 
eldest daugh. of John Thornton, Rae- 
quhane, Forfarshire, and had issue- 
William, served heir 20th Aug. 1675 ; John, 
designated elder son in 1691. — [Test. Reg. 
(Stirling) ; Lamont's Diary ; Inq. Ret. 
Gen., 5826 ; Gen. Reg. Sas., lxxvii., 22 ; 
Reg. of Deeds, Mack., 20th July 1710; 
Hunter's Dioc. of Dunkeld, 256.] 

JOHN JOHNSTONE of Wardmylne, 
second son of David J. of Ward- 
168 mylne; educated at Marischal Col- 
lege, Aberdeen ; adm. to Barry before 3rd 
Oct. 1662; trans, and adm. between 27th 
May 1680 and 27th Sept. 1684 ; was accused 
of being too much affected to Episcopacy, 
and of recommending a superstitious and 
erroneous book, The Whole Duty of Man ; 
but was dep., it is said, for " scandal " ; he 
died at the time of the Revolution. He 
marr. Mary Haliburton. — [Kettins Sess. ; 



Hist. Gen. Ass., 1690; Sage's Works, i. ; 
Sel. Syn. of Fife, 240 ; G. R. Inhib., 5th 
July 1680.] 

JOHN WYLIE, M.A. ; called in Aug., 
and ord. 19th Sept. 1695; trans, to 
169 Clackmannan 22nd April 1700. 

PATRICK PLENDERLEATH, born 
14th June 1679, second son of 
1 David P. of Kailzie, Peeblesshire, 

writer, Edinburgh ; educated at Edinburgh 
Univ.; M.A. (28th April 1696); licen. by 
the Presb. there in 1700 ; called 22nd July 
and ord. 31st Dec. 1701 ; died of fever at 
Fordoun 6th Jan. 1715; described as "an 
affectionate, pious, and laborious minister, 
and in the habit of frequently going 
alone to pray in his church." A contem- 
porary said of him, "I never knew a man 
in whom more of the Lord's image shined," 
and another said — 

" His walk, his worship, was of Divine stamp; 
His doctrine, practice, all a burning lamp ; 
His life all light and heat, fed from above; 
His lips all fervour, and his heart all love; 
His time all holy days ; for of the seven, 
Each day was Sabbath, and each Sabbath heaven." 

He marr. Jean (died 13th Aug. 1730), 
daugh. of James Rymer, one of the mins. 
of St Andrews, and had issue— David, 
mill, of Tolbooth, Edinburgh; Benjamin, 
apprenticed to a W.S. in 1732— [Monro's 
Lett. ; Fraser's Life of Ralph Erskine.] 

. JOHN BRYCE, born 1677, chaplain 
to the Laird of Lethan; licen. by 
1 Presb. of Forres 24th July 1711; 

called 17th Oct. 1715 ; ord. 8th Feb. 1716 ; 
died 27th Jan. 1731. He marr. (1) 28th 
Sept. 1713, Elizabeth, daugh. of James 
West, baker, Edinburgh, widow of Gavin 
Weir, merchant burgess of Edinburgh : (2) 
24th Dec. 1716, Margaret Kerr, widow of 
Thomas Kerr, goldsmith, Edinburgh, and 
had issue— one child, Elizabeth (marr. 1734, 
David Dempster of Wester Newton Rires). 
— [Tombst. ; Fraser's Life of Ralph Erskine ; 
St Cuthberfs Par. Reg.] 

DAVID HUNTER, born 1698 ; licen. by 

Presb. of Dunfermline 7th June 1727; 

1732 called by the Presb. jure devoluto 

18th Nov. 1731; ord. 26th Jan. 1732; he 



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51 



would not consent to the enrolment of 
Robert Stark, min. of Kinross, as a member 
of Presb. in 1733, though he had been 
ord. to his charge in the previous year ; 
he was also one of the fifteen mins. who 
dissented from the sentence of the General 
Assembly deposing the eight seceders 15th 
May 1740 ; he would not obey the orders 
of either the Commission or General 
Assembly for the admission of Andrew 
Eichardson to Inverkeithing in 1752, and 
was accordingly one of the three suspended 
"from the exercise of his office in all 
Presbyteries, Synods, or Assemblies till 1 st 
June 1765, he, and the others, having since 
behaved with all due submission, and 
lived in good correspondence with their 
brethren." He died Father of the 
Church 6th May 1792. He marr. 9th 
June 1737, Margaret (died 5th July 1785), 
daugh. of Samuel Charters, min. of Inver- 
keithing, and had issue — Robert, born 10th 
July 1739, died May 1760 ; Margaret, born 
20th Feb. 1741 (marr. Alexander Colvill, 
min. of Ormiston) ; Samuel, born 1st Sept. 
1744, died Oct. 1767.— [Acts of Ass., 1733, 
1752, 1753, 1765 ; Fraser's Life of Ralph 
Erskine ; Moncreiff's Life of Erskine.~] 

WILLIAM FORFAR, born 1757 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dunfermline 26th March 
1788 ; became schoolmaster of Cam- 
bee; pres. by George III. 26th Sept. 1792 ; 
ord. 24th Jan. 1793; died 24th Nov. 
1844. He marr. 14th March 1794, Max- 
well Bethune, who died 14th Nov. 1832, 
and had issue — Janet, born 23rd Jan. 1795 
(marr. 2nd Dec. 1831, Alexander Duffus 
Robertson, schoolmaster, Saline) ; Helen, 
born 4th July 1796 (marr. 13th June 1823, 
Alexander Forfar, Orwell), died 9th April 
1825; Margaret, born 11th Sept. 1797, 
died 29th March 1798; Margaret, born 
13th Dec. 1800 (marr. 1st Dec. 1826, 
William Fotheringhame in Saline). Publi- 
cation — Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, x.). 

PETER MORRISON, born 1806, son of 
John M., landed proprietor, and 
Catherine Yeats; studied at St 
Andrews Univ.; adm. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) 4th Aug. 1843; died 22nd Dec. 



1793 



1843 



1881. He marr. (1) 12th Nov. 1845, Anne 
(died 27th Feb. 1865), daugh. of James 
Gentle, farmer, Methill : (2) 4th July 1877, 
Christian Hunt (died 20th May 1878), 
only daugh. of James Macfarlane, writer, 
Dunfermline. 

ALEXANDER STEWART WILLI- 
1877 SON, born 19th Dec. 1846, son of 
Alexander W., min. of Dundonald ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by 
Presb. of Ayr 2nd Feb. 1870 ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 10th Oct. 1877; res. 5th 
July 1900 ; died 19th June 1920. He marr. 
Isabella Stewart. 

[WILLIAM FINDLAY; assistant 
to Sir William Thomson (Lord 
Kelvin), Professor of Natural Philo- 
sophy, Glasgow; ord. under the Belhaven 
Act in 1886 ; died in Edinburgh, 22nd April 
1917. He marr. Margaret Husband (died 
16th Oct. 1914), daugh. of William Dawson 
MacRitchie, surgeon, H.E.I.C.S.,and widow 
of Alexander Webster, min. of St David's, 
Edinburgh. Publications— The Charters of 
Kilmaurs (Kilmarnock, 1874); The Tron 
Kirk, Edinburgh, a lecture (Edin., 1879).] 

KENNETH DANIEL M'LAREN, 
1900 trans - from Ruthrieston, Aberdeen, 
and adm. 29th Nov. 1900; trans, 
to Cadzow 17th May 19G6. 

JOHN MACARA, born Partick, Glas- 

1908 gow > 17th Feb - 1870 > son of Thomas 
M. ; educated at Glasgow Univ. ; 
M.A. (1890), B.D. (1892) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow in 1892 ; assistant at Dalmar- 
nock, Glasgow, May to Oct. 1892; ord. 
(by Presb. of Edinburgh) 16th Oct. 1892 
missionary of the Scottish Universities 
Mission, Sikkim, India (1892-1902) ; assist- 
ant at Park Parish, Glasgow, 1903-6 ; adm. 
here 13th Sept. 1906. Marr. 23rd Nov. 
1901, Jean Gordon, second daugh. of W. C. 
Gordon Barckley, and has issue— Thomas 
Gordon, born 26th Sept. 1908. 

TORRYBURN AND CROMBIE. 

[Almost from the Reformation the 
churches of Torryburn and Crombie were 
associated, and in 1622 the parishes were 



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[presb. or 



united. The church of Crombie appears 
to have been in use up to June 1629, for 
a Session Minute of that date bears that 
"the Session, convened at the Kirk of 
Crombie, appointed ane stent for repairing 
the Kirk of Crombie, extending to £30, 
to be paid by the parishioners." Before 
16th Feb. 1648 it had ceased to be used 
for worship, and gradually it became a 
ruin. Bichard,' " parson of the Church of 
Torry in the County of Fyfe," is mentioned 
in the Ragman Rolls in 1296.] 

JOHN HUTCHISON, formerly a monk 
of Culross Abbey ; min. at Crombie 
in 1567, Torryburn being also in 

the charge ; trans, to Inverkeithing in 

1569. 



1574 



1585 



EDWARD BBUCE, born 1549, second 
son of Edward B. of Blairhall ; 
M.A. ; advocate ; was parson of 
Torry before 15th May 1574 ; was still in 
the charge June 1593 ; created Lord Kinloss 
in 1600-1 and Baron Bruce of Kinloss in 
1604; died 14th Jan. 1611; marr. Magdalene, 
daugh. of Sir Alexander Clerk of Balbirnie. 
— [Acts and Dec, liii. 343, cxxxvi. 311.] 

WILLIAM LAWSON, reader at Torry 
15 „. in 1574 ; about this time John 
Burne, min. of Inverkeithing, had 
oversight of the parish. 

WILLIAM HOME, min. at Crombie, 
with Torry also under his care ; 
was also Master of the Grammar 
School and vicar of Culross, holding those 
offices in conjunction ; he dem. before 28th 
Jan. 1601 ; died between 13th July and 
4th Oct. 1615. He marr., and had issue 
— James and Bobert, the former of whom 
was denounced as a rebel for his failure 
to appear before the Privy Council in 1615 
to answer a charge of assault along with 
his brother. — [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; St And. Syn. 
Reg. ; Acts of Pari., v., 90 ; Acts and Dec, 
28th Dec. 1592; Primrose's Prot.-Book, 
30; Reg. Privy Council, 13th July 1615.] 

ROBERT THOMSON, min. of Muir- 

avonside in 1612 ; trans, and adm. 

16 Oct. 1615 ; pres. to Crombie, and to 

Torryburn and Crombie by James VI. 6th 



Aug. 1616, and to the vicarages of Torry- 
burn and Crombie 30th Dec. that year. 
The Synod, 22nd April 1623, ordered him 
" to preach at Torrie everie Sabbath, con- 
form to decreit of the Commissiones of 
Parliament." He died 29th Sept. 1628. 
He marr. Christian Clerk, who survived 
him, and had issue — Laurence, bapt. 10th 
Feb. 1601 ; Bessie, bapt. 28th Aug. 1603 
(marr. John Murray, surgeon, St Andrews); 
Margaret, bapt. 4th Feb. 1606 (marr. (1) 
James Keir, min. of Glenluce, and (2) 
Robert Murray, min. of Balmaclellan) ; 
Robert, bapt. 19th June 1616 ; Patrick, 
bapt. 11th Feb. 1619, afterwards a min. in 
Ireland; Janet. — [Linlithgow and Stran- 
raer Pres. ; St And. Syn. ; Carnock and 
Edin. Gen. Sess. ; Test. Reg. (St And.) ; 
Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Dunf. Par. Reg. ; Acts and 
Dec, 472 f., 172.] 



1629 



JAMES SIBBALD, probably eldest son 
of James S. of Kair, min. of Ben- 
holme ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; M.A. (29th July 1611) ; school- 
master at Dunfermline before 21st April 
1618 and onwards, in succession to William 
Smythe, formerly a monk of the Abbey 
and chaplain of St Katherine's Altar there ; 
adm. 18th March 1629 ; was a member of 
the General Assembly' in 1638, and of the 
Commissions of Assembly, 1645-7 ; con- 
formed to Episcopacy in 1662. He died 
April 1667, aged about 76. He left 200 
merks for the use of the schoolmaster, and 
100 merks were ordered to be distributed 
among the poor of Torrie the day after 
his burial, " his own friends being first 
looked to." He marr. (1) Isobel Bowstoun, 
who died soon after 17th Jan. 1636, and 
had issue — John, bapt. 5th Dec. 1619 ; 
Janet, bapt. 22nd Nov. 1622; Elizabeth, 
bapt. 16th Oct. 1624; Margaret, bapt. 6th 
April 1626; Geils, bapt. 13th March 1628; 
George, bapt. 15th April 1629: (2) 17th 
Dec. 1637, Janet Meldrum, who survived 
him, and had issue — Robert. — [Test. Reg. 
(Stirling) ; Acts of Ass. and Pari., vi., pt. ii., 
467 ; Wodrow's Hist., i., 328 ; Lamont's 
Diary ; Stirling Sas., vii., 127 ; Gen. Reg. 
Sas., xlix. 470, xlv. 497 ; Dunf. Par. Reg. ; 
Acts and Dec, xxvii., 295.] 



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JAMES AIRD, born about 1625 [in the 
.„_„ Autobiography of Sir Robert Sibbald, 
M.D., A. is said to be aged 68 in 1664, 
but this is manifestly an error for 38], son 
of John A., min. of Newbattle ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (30th July 1646) ; 
app. session-clerk of Newbattle 13th May 
1647 ; ord. to Ingram, near Glanton, North- 
umberland, but was ejected by the Act of 
Uniformity 24th Aug. 1662. He returned 
to Scotland and resided for a time in 
Edinburgh. One of his friends and 
correspondents was Robert Leighton 
(afterwards Archbishop), who recommended 
him for several appointments. On 5th 
March 1661, Leighton wrote to his brother, 
Sir Elisha L., in favour of A., as "one 
acquainted with my free thoughts, and 
that hath himself a free unprejudiced soul, 
and loves truth and devotion wheresoever 
he finds it. He hath a cell and a provision 
amongst the hills in the borders of England, 
but is threatened with a removal upon the 
title of an old incumbent, who is at London 
or near it. If you be acquainted with Dr 
Cozens, Bishop of Durham, or can recom- 
mend him to him by anyone that is, if he 
himself desire it, or if in any other way 
you can assist him, I entreat it of you." 
On 22nd Sept. 1662, the heritors of Straiton 
were asked to favour A. for that parish but 
without success ; pres. to this charge by 
Alexander, Earl of Kincardine, and adm. 
15th July 1668. In 1670 he was one of 
the six " Bishop's Evangelists " app. to 
preach to the Presbyterians within the 
diocese of Glasgow, the Archbishop specially 
desiring A. to "bestow his pains in that 
circuit that lies eastward from Hamilton, 
or thereabouts, and particularly in the Kirk 
of Carluke ; not doubting that the minister 
thereof, and others in the like case, will 
very gladly receive and earnestly intreat 
what help he can do towards the bringing 
of their people to frequent the public 
ordinances, and the removing of their 
prejudices and calming of their passions, 
that they may with one heart worship 
that one Lord whom we all profess to love 
and honour." He was dep. by the Privy 
Council 18th Oct. 1689, for neither reading 
the Proclamation of the Estates, nor 



praying for William and Mary, but for 
King James, " our natural Prince, that 
God would comfort him in the day of his 
distress, and send back that tyrant (King 
William) who had come to invade these 
lands, with a hook in his jaws." He died 
unmarr. June 1701. Wodrow describes 
him as "a man of strong affections for 
piety and virtue, and of a simple and 
chaste life, and, according to his power, 
charitable to the poor in an eminent degree." 
At his own expense the bridge near Torry- 
burn church was built. Kirkton says that 
because A. imitated Leighton's "shrug 
and grimace " he was called " Leighton's 
Ape." This language no doubt merely 
reflects the bitterness of the times. — 
[Hutchinson's Northumberland ; Wodrow's 
Anal., i., 135 ; Sibbald's Hist, of Fife, 
291 ; Butler's Life and Letters of Robert 
Leighton, 254-64, 399 et seq., 481-4, 503-4 ; 
Kirkton's Hist., 294.] 

ALLAN LOGAN of that Ilk, called 
19th Jan., and ord. 24th July 
1695 ; trans, to Culross 17th July 
1717. 

JOHN HEPBURN, called 19th Sept., 
init . and ord. 26th Dec. 1717 ; trans, to 
New Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 14th 
Dec. 1723. 

ROBERT STARK, bom 1697, probably 
17 „. son of Mark S., surveyor, Bo'ness; 
studied at the Univ. of Leyden; 
licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 31st Dec. 
1723 ; became chaplain in the family of 
Sir William Calderwood of Pol ton, Senator 
of the College of Justice ; called 24th 
March, and ord. 13th May 1725. He was 
one of the fifteen mins. who dissented 
from the sentence of the Assembly de- 
posing the eight Seceders 15th May 1740; 
died 16th Aug. 1766. He marr. 4th June 
1731, Elizabeth (died 26th Nov. 1782), 
daugh. of Ralph Ferlie or Fairley, 
merchant, Glasgow, and Grizel Nisbet, 
and had issue — Ralph, born 9th April 
1732 ; Mark, merchant, Dunfermline, born 
4th June 1734; Mary, born 4th March 
1736 ; John, born 4th Nov. 1738 ; Eliza- 
beth, born 27th June 1743; Sarah, born 



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[PRESB. OF 



30th March 1747, died 23rd Nov. 1762; 
Grizel, born 30th June 1749, died 18th 
Feb. 1763. 

^ DAVID BALFOUK, born 1725 ; licen. 
1767 ky Presb. of Edinburgh 27th June 
1759 ; pres. by John Erskine of 
Carnock in Jan., and ord. 14th May 1767 ; 
died 24th Feb. 1808. He marr. 5th June 
1747, Agnes (died 20th Sept. 1804), daugh. 
of John Lauder, coppersmith, Edinburgh, 
and had issue — John, one of the mins. of 
Culross, born 2nd May 1768 ; Agnes, born 
27th March 1769, died 28th Feb. 1770; 
Isabella, born 31st July 1771, died in 
Culross 22nd March 1842. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, viii.) 



1809 



PETER COSENS, pres. by Mrs Mary 
Erskine or Stuart and the Misses Ann 
and Christian Erskine 26th March 
1808 ; ord. 3rd May 1809, delay having been 
occasioned by a Crown presentation to John 
Balfour, son of preceding min., which was 
not sustained by the Lord Ordinary, 9th 
July 1808, and by the Inner House 17th 
May following ; trans, to Lauder 27th June 
1811. 



1811 



THOMAS MILLAR, born 1773; edu- 
cated at Associate Burgher Hall ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 6th 
Dec. 1803; pres. by Mrs Mary Erskine or 
Stuart and the Misses Ann and Christian 
Erskine 28th June ; ord. 26th Sept. 1811 ; 
died 8th Sept. 1828. 



1829 



JOHN GORDON LORIMER, pres. by 
the trustees of James Stuart of 
Dunearn Nov. 1828; ord. 22nd 

April 1829 ; trans, to St David's Parish, 

Glasgow, 10th May 1832. 



1832 



THOMAS DOIG, born 16th June 1796, 
son of Robert D., min. of East Parish, 
Aberdeen; M. A. (Univ. and Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, 2nd April 1812) ; licen. 
by Presb. there 9th May 1816 ; ord. by Presb. 
of Arbroath 23rd Dec. 1819, as assistant in 
that parish ; pres. by the trustees of James 
Stuart of Dunearn in June, and adm. 
27th July 1832. Joined the Free Church 



in 1843 ; min. of the Free Church, Torry- 
burn, 1843-66; died 26th Sept. 1866. He 
marr. 5th Nov. 1822, Anne (died 6th March 
1878), daugh. of John Anderson, Provost 
of Arbroath, and had issue — Elizabeth 
Euphemia, born 16th Aug. 1823; Agnes 
Dingwall, born 29th Nov. 1824 ; Ann, born 
23rd April 1826 ; Margaret, born 21st April 
1827 ; Robina, born 17th July 1830 ; John, 
born 30th June 1832 ; Rebecca Fergusson, 
born 21st Jan. 1834; Thomas, born 19th 
Oct. 1835 ; Wilhelmina Gordon, born 22nd 
May 1837; Robert Fleming, born 20th 
Feb. 1839; Mary, born 17th Aug. 1841. 
Publications — Two Synod Sermons (Edin- 
burgh, 1833) ; Accounts of Torryburn and 
of Arbroath (Neiv Stat. Ace, ix., xi.) ; 
Sermon XIV., Lecture XVI. (Free Church 
Pulpit, i., iii.) 

JOHN FERRIES, ord. 28th Sept. 
1843; trans, to Auchtermuchty 
27th Sept. 1844. 

ROBERT CURRIE, son of Robert O, 
farmer, and Jean Aitken ; ord. 3rd 
April 1845, and died unmarr. 2nd 
April 1861. 

JAMES WILLIAM MILROY, ord. 19th 
Sept. 1861 ; trans, to Colmonell 13th 



1861 



Feb. 1868. 



JOHN PATERSON, son of James P., 
1Rfi _ house painter, and Isobell Thomson ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1864); assistant at St Andrew's, 
Edinburgh; ord. 24th July 1868; died 
25th Aug. 1876. 

WILLIAM GALL, born Perth, son 
1fiW of James G. ; educated at Perth 
Academy, and Univs. of St An- 
drews and Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. 
of Perth 8th May 1873 ; assistant at St 
Clement's Parish, Dundee, and Tron Parish, 
Glasgow ; ord. to Haggs 4th March 1875 ; 
trans, and adm. 22nd March 1877; res. 
13th Nov. 1895; died 26th Jan. 1896. 
He marr. 10th April 1877, Margaret Muir 
(died 30th Dec. 1915), daugh. of William 



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Smith, Eglinton Engineering Works, Glas- 
gow, and had issue — Agatha, born 19th 
Aug. 1879; Rudolf, licentiate, born 14th 
Feb. 1882, served 1914-18 in A.S.C. in 
India and Mesopotamia, afterwards in 
Glasgow ; Evelyn, min. of St Luke's 
Parish, Lochee, born 26th April 1885. 

ADAM RICHMOND ROSE, bom Kil- 
, 8ga marnock, 23rd Sept. 1864, son of 
James R. ; educated at Glasgow 
Univ. ; licen. by Presb. there in 1893 ; 
assistant at North Parish, Stirling, 1893-5, 
Riccarton Parish, Ayrshire, 1895-6 ; ord. 
14th May 1896; died 2nd Sept. 1904. 
He marr. 30th Dec. 1896, Jane, daugh. 
of Robert Roxburgh, Glasgow, and had 
issue — Christina Richmond, born 15th Dec. 
1897 ; Agnes Miles, born 7th Nov. 1902 
(marr. July 1923 John C. Orkney, B.Sc, 
Pittsburg, U.S.A.). 



ALEXANDER CROSS, MA. ; ord. 
lgos 26th Jan. 1905 ; trans, to Bluevale, 
Glasgow, 19th Feb. 1914. 

ROBERT GARDNER, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 
lgl . 9th July 1914 ; trans, to Auchter- 
arder 25th Sept. 1917. 

WILLIAM PITCAIRN CRAIG, born 
lgl „ 9th April 1873, son of Robert James 
C, min. of Dalgety ; educated at 
Edinburgh Univ.; MA. (1902); licen. by 
Presb. of Dunfermline 27th April 1898; 
assistant at Dalgety, 1898-9, St Cuthbert's 
Parish, Edinburgh, 1899-1905; ord. to 
Second Charge, Kirkwall, 3rd Aug. 1905; 
trans, and adm. 7th March 1918 ; Chap- 
lain to the Forces, 106th Infantry 
Brigade. 



PRESBYTERY OF KINROSS 



[This Court was erected by the General Assembly on 30th May 1856. The parishes 
going to form it were taken from the Presbyteries of Perth, Auchterarder, Kirkcaldy, and 
Dunfermline.] 



ARNGASK. 

[The church of Arngask (Ard-na-gaisk, 
" the hill of bravery ") was dedicated to St 
Columba. It belonged to the Abbey of 
Cambuskenneth. The parish was of old 
very small. After the Reformation it stood 
long vacant. In 1625 the parishes of Arn- 
gask and Strathmiglo were united, but 
their union was soon ended. In 1642 the 
lands of Easter and Wester Fordell, Paris, 
Deuglie, Blair, Plaines, Glendye, and Glen- 
dye Milne were taken from the parish of 
Forgandenny, and added to Arngask. In 
1669 parts of the parishes of Orwell and 
Strathmiglo were likewise added to this 
parish. Arngask Church was built in 1806. 
In the churchyard are the remains of an 
older structure.] 

1S67 JOHN PITBLADO, reader in 1567. 

ALEXANDER WARDLAW, reader in 
1574 1574. 

PATRICK WEMYSS, min. of Dun- 
1Bgs barney ; held this parish in con- 
junction in 1595 ; returned to Dun- 
barney before 18th Dec. 1604. 

LAURENCE MERCER, M.A. ; adm. 
1604 De f° re 18 th -Dec. 1604 ; trans, to 
Fossoway before 1607. 

JOHN LETHAM [or LICHMAN], 

1625 ~M-&- ^t Andrews, 1607); had a 

testimonial for ordination from 

Presb. of Perth 6th Aug. 1623; adm. to 

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a charge in Orkney (unidentified) before 
1st Oct. 1623; app. to preach here by 
Presb. 19th Oct. 1625 ; still min. 27th Feb. 
1628. 



1635 



GEORGE MONCREIFF, second son of 
Archibald M., min. of Abernethy ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (16th July 1620) ; app. to preach here 
till a settlement should be made in Aug. 
1633 ; pres. by Charles I. 14th Oct., adm. 
by John, Archbishop of St Andrews, and 
inst. after 21st Oct. 1635 ; died between 
5th Oct. 1664 and 18th Jan. 1665, aged 
about 65. He marr. Catherine, daugh. of 
William Murray of Fosterseat, and had issue 
— William, min. of Moonzie ; Andrew ; 
David ; Catherine ; Elizabeth (marr. 
Robert Geddie, min. of this parish) ; 
Helen ; Barbara (marr. Robert Moncreiff, 
min. of Heriot). — [Seton's House of Mon- 
creiff, 139 ; Strathmiglo Sess. Beg. ; G. R. 
Sas., xcix., 316.] 

ROBERT GEDDIE, born 1615, son of 
,___ Patrick G., min. of Orwell ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. 
(1635) ; adm. to Dollar between 5th Aug. 
and 2nd Sept. 1646; dep. 6th Feb. 1656; 
reponed by Synod 1 1th April 1661 ; adm. 
29th Aug. 1665. He was rabbled by a party 
in 1688, "who, putting first his gown on 
him in derision, barbarously tore it off again, 
giving him many reproachful words, and 
other bad treatment in his own house." 
Dep. for " gross and abominable scandalls," 
8th Oct. 1690. He marr. (1) Elizabeth, 



PRESB. OF KINROSS] 



ARNGASK— BALLINGRY 



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daugh. of George Moncreiff, his predecessor : 
(2) Margaret Craufurd, who died in Nov. 
1675. — [St Andrews Tests. ; Seton's House 
of Moncreiff, 139 ; Scottish Pasquils."] 

GILBEKT MELVILL, ord. 18th Dec. 
, 000 1688 ; trans, to Glendevon 2nd Aug. 
1694. 

JOHN DEMPSTEK, called 27th Nov. 
169B 1694 ; ord. 27th Feb. 1695 ; trans, to 
St Madoes 27th March 1706. 

JAMES GILLESPIE, licen. by Presb. of 

17 7 Stirling 24th Jan. 1705 ; called 17th 

Dec. 1706; ord. 21st May 1707; 

called to Kinfauns 19th Aug. 1713, but the 

Presb. refused translation ; died 5th Dec. 

1729. He marr. 20th June 1717, Euphan 
Fute, in the parish of Glendevon, who 
died 5th Dec. 1767, and had issue — John ; 
Patrick ; James, Principal of the New 
College, St Andrews (q.v.) ; Laurence, min. 
of Auchtermuchty ; Andrew ; Jane. — \_St 
Andreivs Tests.] 

JOHN JOHNSTON, born about 1700, 

1731 son of William J. ; licen. by Presb. 

of Linlithgow 25th April 1722 ; called 

17th Dec. 1730; ord. 10th March 1731; 

died 28th Dec. 1746. He marr. 5th April 

1730, Margaret (died 8th July 1768), daugh. 
of John Brown, min. of Abercorn, and had 
issue — Eobert, banker, Edinburgh, born 
28th July 1732; David, D.D., min. of 
North Leith, born 26th April 1734; 
Elizabeth, died young ; William ; James ; 
Elizabeth. 

ANDEEW WILLIAMSON, called 9th 
July, and ord. 3rd Nov. 1747 ; trans. 
1747 to Auchtergaven 19th Dec. 1782. 

WILLIAM LANG, born 1752; licen. 
by Presb. of Cupar 1st Dec. 1778 ; 
assistant at Cupar; pres. by David 
Low and William Low of East Fordell 
14th and 28th April, and ord. 18th Sept. 
1783; died 10th Jan. 1827. He marr. 5th 
Dec. 1788, Janet Low, who died s.p. 1st 
Jan. 1847. Publication — Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, i.). 



1819 



ALEXANDER BURT of Deugly, bom 
1791, son of Alex. B., landed pro- 
prietor, and Isabella Lang, sister 
of preceding ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Perth 29th 
June 1814 ; pres. by Robert Low of Fordell 
23rd July, and ord. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) 14th Oct. 1819; died 20th Feb. 
1867. He marr. 28th April 1840, Euphemia 
Hay (died 16th Nov. 1886, aged 76), eldest 
daugh. of Arthur Barclay of Paris House, 
and had issue — Alexander, born 28th May 
1841, died 23rd Dec. 1857 ; Jane Hay, born 
12th June 1843, died 19th Sept. 1863; 
Arthur, born 19th June 1845 ; James, born 
13th April 1847, died 9th June 1867 ; Isa- 
bella Low, born 25th Sept. 1851. Publi- 
cation — Account of the Parish (New Stat. 
Ace, x.). 

•^WILLIAM LANG BAXTER, M.A. ; 
ord. 18th Sept. 1867 ; trans, to 



1867 



Cameron 17th May 1877. 



1877 



1920 



ROBERT KIRKWOOD MONCREIFF, 
born Arbroath, 22nd June 1847, son 
of Thomas Reid M., stationer, and 
Caroline Campbell Mitchell ; educated at 
Arbroath Schools and Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1869), B.D. (1872) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Arbroath 4th June 1873 ; assistant at 
Monkton; ord. 27th Sept. 1877; D.D. 
(St Andrews June 1919) ; res. 21st Oct. 
1919 (blind). 

JAMES CAMPBELL, born Lossie- 
mouth 10th Dec. 1887, son of James 
C. ; educated at Lossiemouth School 
and Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. (1910); licen. 
by Presb. of Elgin May 1915 ; assistant at 
Irvine ; served in European War, and was 
a prisoner in Germany for nine months ; 
ord. 8th April 1920. Marr. 28th April 1917, 
Annie, daugh. of John and Jane Stuart. 



BALLINGRY. 

[There are mission chapels in the parish 
of Ballingry at Glencraig and Lochore.] 

PETER WATSON, a member of the 
Chapter of St Andrews previous to 
the Reformation ; min. in 1561 ; 
trans, to Markinch before 10th Nov. 1564. 



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BALLINGRY 



[PEESB. OF 



ALEXANDEB WAEDLAW, son of 
1665 John W. of Torry, parson in Oct. 
1551, and Elizabeth Beaton ; was 
accused by the Superintendent, 9th July 
1561, of acting as min. in this parish 
since the Beformation, he not having been 
admitted thereto, interfering with Peter 
Watson, the admitted min., refusing to 
repair the church, etc. The case having 
been heard before the min. and Session of 
St Andrews, he was found guilty of disobey- 
ing the Superintendent and was ordered to 
appear in the parish church of St Andrews 
on 1st Aug., and there confess his fault and 
ask God's mercy and the Superintendent's 
forgiveness, and to repeat the same within 
the church of Ballingry on 3rd Aug., which 
he did. He was exhorter in 1567 and min. 
in 1574; died before 20th Jan. 1580-1. 
He marr., and had issue — John ; George ; 
Katherine (marr. 19th April 1571, John 
Dick in Lumphinnans) ; Margaret (marr. 
James Miller, son of Bobert M., burgess of 
Kirkcaldy). — [ Wardlaivs in Scotland, 61 ; 
Fife Homings, 27th Feb. 1580-1; Reg.Assig.] 

'■ WILLIAM BEAIDFUTE, trans, from 
Markinch after 1st Jan. 1581; granted 
a charter of the parsonage lands to 
Henry Wardlaw, younger, of Torry ; re- 
trans, to Markinch before 1585. — [Feu 
Charters of Kirklands, ii., 235.] 



1581 



1595 



DAVID ANDEESON, M.A. (St An- 
drews, 26th Nov. 1586); pres. by 
Presb. of Kirkcaldy ; adm. in 
summer 1595. A person was found guilty 
by the Justiciary Court, 19th Dec. 1610, 
of being act and part in mutilating him 
of his right arm at the door of the manse. 
On 25th April 1620 he was asked at the 
Synod if he administered the Communion 
according to the Act of Assembly at Perth, 
and replied that " My parochiners will not 
receive it after that manner from me." He 
died 10th Sept. 1646, aged 75.— [Bitcairn's 
Crim. Trials, iii., 112; Beg. Assig. ; 
Calderwood's Hist., vii., 442.] 

EOBEBT BEUCE, born 1603, son of 
William B. of Earlshall and Eliza- 
beth Wood ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (1626); pres. to Culross 



23rd March 1631, but not settled; pres. 
by John, Earl of Bothes, Nov. 1640 ; adm. 
11th March 1641 ; died Dec. 1668. He 
marr. 9th June 1642, Anna (died Dec. 
1668, aged 62), eldest daugh. of Michael 
Seaton, son of John S. in Nether Urquhart, 
and had issue — Thomas ; Anna (marr. Sir 
Andrew Bruce of Earlshall) ; Helen (marr. 
John Bruce, min. of Portmoak). — [Reg. Sec. 
Sig. ; Tombst. ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 8048 ; Fife 
Sas., xviii., 211 ; G. R. Sas., lxxvii., 419.] 



1669 



JAMES MAETIN, born 1st April 1614, 
eldest son of George M., D.D., 
Principal of St Salvator's College, 
St Andrews ; educated at Univ. there ; 
M.A. (1631); adm. to Cults about 1636; 
trans, to Auchtermuchty in 1641 ; pres. 
by John Malcolm of Balbedie ; trans, and 
adm. 8th Dec. 1669; died 4th Feb. 1684. 
He marr. (1) June 1634, Janet (died 13th 
Sept. 1644, aged 28), youngest daugh. of 
Thomas Bobertson, Dean of Guild, St 
Andrews, and had issue — Janet, born 
March 1635 (marr. Jan. or Feb. 1669, 
Bobert Carstairs, town clerk of St An- 
drews), died 17th Oct. 1692; George of 
Claremont, clerk of the Commissariot of 
St Andrews, author of Reliquice Divi 
Andreas ; Nicholas, born Sept. 1644 ; 
Katherine (twin), born Sept. 1644 ; and 
four others who died in infancy : (2) Jan. 
1646, Jean (died 24th May 1692), daugh. 
of Batrick Muir, and had issue — James ; 
Eobert ; David ; Mary ; Eupham ; Anna 
(marr. 1696, Archibald, son of William 
M'Lachlan, min. of Kilmartin) ; Helen. 
— [Macfarlane's Gen. Coll., ii., 196; St 
Andrews Tests. ; Lamont's Diary, 4, 251 ; 
P. C. Decreta, 20th Aug. 1670; G. R. 
Inhib., 1st Dec. 1665 ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 
7736; Monteith's Mort., ii., 162; Reg. 
Mag. Sig., ix., 1201, 1540.] 



1684 



HENEY MALCOLM, third son of 
William M., writer, Cupar ; edu- 
cated at St Andrews Univ. ; M.A. 
(26th July 1673); adm. 24th Sept. 1684; 
deprived by the Brivy Council, 22nd July 
1701, for not taking the oaths as required; 
died at Cupar 3rd April 1727, aged about 
74.— [Decreets Regality St And.] 



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ANDREW WARDROPER [or WARD- 
ROPE], born 1650, son of Andrew 
1702 W., bailie of Dundee ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; MA. (2nd Aug. 
1677); ord. to Second Charge, Kirkcaldy, 
30th June 1692 ; called 27th Jan., and adm. 
30th April 1702 ; died 13th June 1717. He 
left fifty merks to the poor of the parish, 
and was characterised as a " worthie, faith- 
ful, and laborious pastor, whose memory 
will be ever fragrant." The tradition that 
for seven years during his incumbency 
there was no birth, baptism, marriage, 
or burial in the parish, is unsupported 
by the parish records which chronicle many 
such events during W.'s ministry. He 
marr. Elizabeth, daugh. of Alexander Mon- 
creiff, min. of Scoonie ; she survived him, 
and had issue — Margaret. — [St Andrews 
Tests.; Tombst. ; Wodrow's Anal. ; Services 
of Heirs ; Jamie's Ballingry, 35.] 

^ROBERT BALFOUR, educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; MA. (15th 
1719 May 1707) ; became chaplain to Sir 
John Wemyss of Bogie; licen. by Presb. 
of Kirkcaldy 9th Aug. 1716; pres. by Sir 
John Malcolm July 1717 ; ord. 25th March 
1719 ; died 1st May 1773. He marr. 22nd 
Nov. 1720, Jean (died 27th May 1766), 
youngest daugh. of Sir Michael Balfour of 
Denmylne, Bart., and had issue— Michael ; 
Robert ; Emelia ; David, bom 20th April 
1731, died 30th Aug. 1761. — [Jamie's 
Ballingry, 39.] 

THOMAS HARDY of Navity, born 
1774 22nd April 1748; pres. by Sir 
Michael Malcolm of Lochore, Bart., 
21st Oct. 1773; ord. 16th June 1774; 
trans, to High Kirk, Edinburgh, 25th 
Nov. 1784. 

JAMES LAURIE, licen. by Presb. of 

1TO5 Dunfermline 3rd Sept. 1777; pres. 

by Sir Michael Malcolm of Lochore, 

Bart., in May; ord. 16th Sept. 1785; died 

11th Oct. 1788. 



THOMAS SCOTT, pres. by Alexander 
Park of Lochore, Dec. 1788; ord. 
13th Aug. 1789 ; trans, to Newton 
24th April 1801. 



1789 



JAMES WALLACE, pres. by John 
1802 Sime of Lochore, Oct. 1801 ; ord. 
29th April 1802 ; trans, to White- 
kirk and Tyninghame 6th Nov. 1806. 

JAMES GREIG, born 1767, eldest son 
1R „ of Christopher G., tenant in Kirk- 
forthar, and brother of Christopher 
G., min. of St Ninians ; licen. by Presb. 
of Kirkcaldy 7th Dec. 1791 ; pres. by John 
Sime of Lochore in April, and ord. 3rd 
Sept. 1807 ; died unmarr. 11th May 1851. 

JAMES CUTHBERT, born 1795, son 
1851 °^ J ames C- and Jane MArdie ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1844) ; ord. 4th Sept. 1851 ; res. 19th May 
1857 ; thereafter resident in Edinburgh ; 
died unmarr. there 11th March 1874. 

JAMES PENNELL, born 31st Oct. 
„ 1829, eldest son of James P., 
Greenock, and Margaret Cheape ; 
educated at Brown's School, Greenock, 
and Univs. of Glasgow and St Andrews ; 
licen. by Presb. of Greenock in 1850 ; 
assistant at Bonhill and High Kirk, Edin- 
burgh ; ord. to St Andrew's Parish, 
Dunfermline, 11th May 1855; trans, and 
adm. 10th Sept. 1857 ; died at Hyeres, 
France, 12th Jan. 1882. He marr. 19th 
Feb. 1856, Emily Bethia (died 20th June 
1908), youngest daugh. of William Meikle- 
ham, M.D., San Fernando, Trinidad, and 
had issue — Julia Oriana, born 20th Dec. 
1857 ; Emily Euphrasia, born 20th Nov. 
1858 ; Blanche Jane, born 7th Nov. 1860 ; 
Maud Agnes, born 22nd Dec. 1862 (marr. 
Hugh Cameron, min. of Newington) ; 
Helen, born 4th Sept. 1864 ; James Henry 
Leslie, S.S.C., Leith, born 10th Sept. 1865 ; 
Walter Scott, born 26th June 1868 ; William 
Joseph, min. of Borgue, born 11th Aug. 
1870 ; Charles Stuart, born 11th Sept. 1873. 

DAVID JAMIE, born Edinburgh, 10th 
Jan. 1851, son of David J. and Isa- 
bella Crabbe; educated at Royal 
High School and Univ. of Edinburgh; 
M.A. (1875), B.D. (1879); licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh 15th May 1879; assistant 
at St Paul's, Glasgow, and High Church, 
Inverness ; ord. 18th July 1882 ; died 23rd 
Feb. 1912. He marr. 9th Oct. 1883, Sarah 



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[PRESB. OF 



Jane, fourth daugh. of Alexander Dallas, 
solicitor, Inverness, and had issue — Annie 
Macgregor, born 30th March 1885 ; David 
Alexander, born 7th Jan. 1887; William 
Dallas, 2nd lieut. K.O.S.B., born 24th Dec. 
1888; George Hope, M.A., R.N., Presby- 
terian Chaplain to the Atlantic Fleet, 
H.M.S. Malaya, 1922, born 30th Nov. 
1891. Publications— Old Church Life in 
Ballingry (Kinross, 1890); John Ho]ie, 
Philanthropist and Reformer (Edinburgh, 
1900). 

WILLIAM HUTCHISON MAC- 
1912 DIAEMID, born Farningham, Kent, 
8th May 1880, son of Andrew G. M. 
and Elizabeth S. Hutchison; educated at 
Juniper Green, Leith Academy, and Edin- 
burgh Schools and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
MA. (1902), B.D. (1909) ; taught in Bo'ness 
and Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of Edin- 
burgh April 1909 ; assistant at Tolbooth 
Parish, Edinburgh ; ord. 2nd Aug. 1912 ; 
trans, to Stonefield 10th Oct. 1923. Marr. 
6th July 1915, Marion, M.A., daugh. of 
John Barclay, Coupar-Angus. 

GEORGE SCANLAN, trans, from 
1924 Rosyth (q.v.) 9th Feb. 1924. 



BLAIRINGONE (Q.S.). 

[A chapel was opened here in 1838. The 
parish was disjoined from Fossoway and 
erected 18th July I860.] 

ANDREW NOBLE, born 1808, son of 
1841 David N., farmer, and Margaret 
Spalding ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh; MA. (1828); ord. in 1841. Joined the 
Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Free Church, 
Fossoway, 1844; trans, to Free Church, 
Loudoun, 1847; died at Newmilns 12th 
Jan. 1882. He marr. 1843, Williamina 
Begrie Mackay, and had issue— Kenneth 
David, shipbuilder, Dunbarton, born 1844, 
died at Helensburgh 23rd Dec. 1922; Eric 
Mackay, died at Washington, U.S.A., 1892; 
Margaret, died at Helensburgh 1908. 

WILLIAM FERGUSON, ord. 20th Dec. 

1849 1849 ' trans - to Fossoway 28th Sept. 
1854. 



ALEXANDER MWHANNEL, ord. 8th 
1855 March 1855 ; adm. first min. of the 
Parish in 1860; trans, to Sauchie 
14th Feb. 1876. 

JOHN WILSON, born about 1850, son 
1876 of John W., bookseller, Rothesay, 
and Henrietta Borland; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Paisley; assistant at High Church, Paisley; 
ord. 7th July 1876; deposed 12th March 
1885. He marr. Catherine M'Gowan, and 
had issue— Catherine, born 18th Feb. 1866 ; 
a son, born 16th Nov. 1866. 

JOHN FAWNS CAMERON, born 
18g5 Fettercairn, 4th April 1855, son of 
Archibald Cowie C, LL.D., school- 
master, and Mary Fawns ; educated at 
Fettercairn and Aberdeen Grammar School 
and Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. 
of St Andrews 5th May 1880 ; assistant 
at Boarhills, Largo, and Crieff; ord. 
10th Sept. 1885. Marr. 18th April 1907, 
Margaret Janet, second daugh. of Robert 
Moubray of Naemoor and Cambus West, 
and Catherine Beveridge, eldest daugh. 
of John Wilson of Hill Park, Bannock- 
burn, s.p. 

CLEISH. 

[The church of Cleish was dedicated to 
St Cuthbert. In 1685 the parish of Cleish 
was disjoined by Act of Parliament from 
the county of Perth and annexed to 
Kinross-shire.] 

JOHN ANDERSON, sometime vicar; 
1567 reader in 1567, was ordered to cele- 
brate his marriage with Euphame 
Pa ton on Trinity Sunday 1564. — [St 
Andrews Eirh-Sess. Reg., i., 194.] 

WILLIAM LUMSDEN, son of John 
1567 L. of Airdrie, formerly a monk of 
Dunfermline ; adm. parson before 
April 6th 1567 ; vicar of Dunfermline ; 
died after 8th Jan. 1597-8. — [Stephen's 
Inverheithing, 160; Reg. of Deeds, xlviii., 
133.] 

JOHN HENDERSON, vicar, from 1st 
1575 May 1575; died 1581. 



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EDMOND MYLES, reader in 1580; 
lean P res - * ^ e vicarage by James VI., 
17th March 1581, and to the parson- 
age 23rd Sept. 1586 ; was one of the forty- 
two brethren who subscribed a Protestation 
to Parliament 1st July 1606, against the 
introduction of Episcopacy ; dem. before 
22nd April 1634. He marr. Christian 
Lindsay, and had issue — Eobert, dead in 
1633 ; James ; William ; Thomas ; Eliza- 
beth ; Margaret (marr. Laurence Mercer, 
min. of Fossoway. — [Beg. Assig. ; Lochleven 
Papers ; Prot.-Book of James Primrose, 14 ; 
Fife Sas., vi. 113., x. 293; Calderwood's 
Hist., vii., 121 ; G. R. Sas., vii., 362.] 

JAMES CAEMICHAEL, M.A. 
1684 ^' Andrews, July 1612); pres. by 
Charles I., 22nd April 1634; dem. in 
Oct. 1649, " being sensible of his weakness 
for the ministrie"; dep. for insufficiency. 
— [Lamont's Diary, 10.] 

EOBERT STEEDMAN, min. of 
1650 Carriden, entered 9th Oct. 1650, 
"until the time it pleases God he 
go hame to his awin charge." 

JAMES HALKEESTON, M.A. (St 

-„ 51 Andrews, 1635) ; called 2nd March ; 

adm. 8th July 1651; died in 1679, 

aged about 64. He marr. Barbara Falconer, 

who died before Jan. 1682. 



1678 



WILLIAM HALKEESTON, son of 
James H. of Eathillet, Fife ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (8th Aug. 1666) ; was probably assis- 
tant here un 1678 ; pres. by Charles II. 
27th Dec. 1679; dem. 8th Oct. 1690. He 
marr. 23rd Aug. 1681, Margaret Halliday.— 
[P. C. Peg., 3rd ser., vi., 559 ; Peg. Sec. 
Sig., Eng. Reg., iii., 276; Fife Retours, 
1575 ; P. G. Acta., 1680.] 

THOMAS JAMES, called in June ; ord. 
1691 before 29tn Sept. 1691 ; trans, to be 
min. to the first Darien Expedition 
under the " Company of Scotland, trading 
to Africa and the Indies," 6th July 1698; 
died of fever on the Dolphin on the passage 
to Darien 23rd Oct. 1698. "A very good 
man, and much lamented, and had four 
dropping guns fired at his throwing over." 



—[Anal. Sect., i., 360; Borland's Hist, of 
Darien ; Mem. of William Veitch, 236 ; 
Barbour's William Paterson and the Darien 
Company, 63, 88.] 

JOHN GIB, born 1668; M.A. (Edin- 
17ol burgh, 22nd Sept. 1685); licen. by 
Presb. of Stirling and Dunblane 
6th Oct. 1697 ; ord. to Muckhart 10th May 
1698; called 10th Dec. 1700, trans, and 
adm. 31st March 1701 ; died June 1741. 
He marr. Euphan, daugh. of Eobert Alice 
of Blairgowrie, and had issue — James, 
born 1700 ; Jean ; Eobert ; John ; Mar- 
garet; Eobert; Allan. Publication— The 
Beauty and Strength of Gospel Zion, a 
sermon preached before the Synod (Edin- 
burgh, 1743).— [G. R. Sas., xcv., 368, 15th 
Jan. 1709; Fraser's Life of Ebenezer 
Erskine, 208.] 

ALEXANDEE DALLING, born 1713; 
1743 licen - by Presb - of Linlithgow 28th 
Nov. 1739; called 24th Feb.; ord. 
27th July 1743 ; was one of three suspended 
from sitting in Church Courts by the 
General Assembly, 23rd May 1752, for not 
obeying its sentences regarding the settle- 
ment of Inverkeithing. This was repealed 
1st June 1765. He died 8th Aug. 1790. 
He marr. 18th Sept. 1746, Margaret Jer- 
ment in Borrowstounness, who died 20th 
April 1764, and had issue — Katherine, 
born 18th Jan. 1749, died 10th June 1773 ; 
Allan, born 14th Oct. 1750, died 12th Oct. 
1783; Elizabeth, born 16th Sept. 1752, 
died 28th Jan. 1820 ; William, his successor 
in the parish, born 19th Dec. 1755 ; Jer- 
ment, born 12th Oct. 1759 (marr. David 
Spence, min. of Kinnaird) ; a child was 
buried 19th July 1754.— [Scots Mag., xiv., 
xv., xxvii. ; Moncreiff's Life of Erskine.] 

WILLIAM DALLING, born 19th Dec. 
1788 1755 ' son °* P reoe ding ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. 
of Dunfermline 26th July 1786; pres. by 
George Graham of Kinross in March; 
ord. (assistant and successor) 9th Oct. 
1788 ; died 13th Nov. 1835. Publication- 
Accounts of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, iii., and New Stat. Ace, ix.). 



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WILLIAM WALLACE DUNCAN, 
1SS6 Dorn 1808 > secon d son of Henry D., 
D.D., min. of Ruthwell ; educated 
at Univs. of Glasgow, St Andrews, and 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Annan 1st 
July 1829 ; assistant at Hoddam ; pres. to 
Urr April 1835, but not settled ; pres. by 
John Young of Cleisli, Nov. 1835 ; ord. 
26th Feb. 1836; M.A. (Edinburgh, 21st 
Jan. 1840). Joined the Free Church 1843 ; 
min. of Free Church, Peebles, 1843-64 ; 
died of smallpox, 6th July 1864. He 
marr. (1) 11th July 1836, Mary, author of 
the hymn, " Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear 
me ! " (born 26th April 1814, died 5th Jan. 
1840), daugh. of Robert Lundie, min. of 
Kelso, and had issue — Mary Lundie, born 
29th April 1837 (marr. 1863, Alexander 
Duncan Campbell, F.C. min. of Lockerbie) ; 
Henry Robert, missionary, born 7th Jan. 
1839 : (2) 8th Feb. 1842, Rachel Borth- 
wick (died 12th Sept. 1879), daugh. 
of Henry David Hill, Professor of Greek, 
Univ. of St Andrews, and had issue — 
Margaret Ann Borthwick, born 30th Nov. 
1842; Kate Cherry; William Wallace; 
George Alexander. Publications — A New 
Hebrew and English, and English and 
Hebrew Lexicon (London, 1841) ; Helps to 
Communicants on Self-Examination (Edin- 
burgh, 1850) ; On Zeal ; Gideon, son of 
Joash (Edinburgh, 1861) ; A New Hebrew 
Grammar (London, 1866); Accounts of 
Hoddam and partly of this Parish {New 
Stat. Ace, iv., ix.) — [Memoir of Mary 
Lundie Duncan, by her Mother, 10th edition 
(Edinburgh, 1884); Rhymes for My 
Children (1842).] 

CHARLES ROSS, born Urquhart, 
1843 M° ra y s rii re > about 1818, son of 
Charles R. ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen (M.A. 1838), and Univ. 
of Edinburgh (B.D. 1843) ; ord. 21st Sept. 
1843 ; LL.D. (Aberdeen, 22nd Aug. 1856) ; 
res. 16th May 1893 ; died at Wolverhamp- 
ton 20th July 1897. He marr. 15th Feb. 
1850, Margaret Saunders Knox (born 25th 
Feb. 1829, died 3rd Feb. 1899), eldest daugh. 
of William Drysdale, assistant clerk of 
Session, and had issue — William Drysdale, 
real estate agent, Australia, born 6th Aug. 



1854; Charles Beveridge, born 17th Jan. 
1856, M.A., B.D., licen. by Presb. of Kinross 
8th May 1879, ord. min. of St Andrew's 
Church, Lancaster, Canada, 12th March 
1884, min. at Earl Grey and Gibbs, Sask., 
1923 ; Margaret Williamson Beveridge, born 
23rd March 1859 (marr. the Rev. James 
Armitage, M.D., Hastings). Publication — 
Antiquities of Kinross-shire (Perth, 1886). 

THOMAS BURNETT PETER, M.A., 
B.D. ; ord. 6th Oct. 1893; trans, to 
Port of Menteith 8th Feb. 1907. 

WILLIAM COWPER ROBERTSON, 
lqo7 born 15th June 1878, son of Lewis 
Peter R. and Margaret Cowper; 
educated at Daniel Stewart's College and 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1902); licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh in 1905 ; assistant 
at Liberton ; ord. 7th Aug. 1907. Marr. 
4th Jan. 1908, Jessie Katharine, daugh. of 
James M'Gregor, and has issue— Agnes 
Margaret, born 1st March 1909 ; Katharine 
M'Gregor, born 21st April 1912. 



FOSSOWAY AND TULLIBOLE. 

[These parishes were united in 1614. 

Fossoway. — In 1891 part of the parish of 
Fossoway was taken from Perthshire and 
added to the county of Kinross. 

Tullibole.— In 1685 the parish of Tullibole 
was severed from Perthshire and incorpor- 
ated in the county of Kinross.] 



1567 



ADAM MARSHALL, exhorter in 1567 ; 
reader from 1574 to 1580, Glendevon 
and Tullibole being under his care in 
1586 ; removed to Glendevon in 1588. 

[ANDREW KIRK, pres. by the Presb. 

of Stirling 27th Aug. 1588 ; who found him 
" not meit thane to be admitted in respect 
of the invaliditie of his doctrine."] 

RICHARD WRIGHT, adm. 8th April 
1589 ; trans, to Clackmannan 25th 
June 1591. 

ALEXANDER WALLACE, M.A. (St 
15go Andrews 1582) ; min. of Clack- 
mannan in 1585 ; trans, and adm. 
28th Feb. 1590 ; died 15th Feb. 1606. He 



1589 



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marr. Isobel Couston, and had issue- 
Elizabeth (marr. Laurence Mercer, uiin. of 
this parish). — [Beg. of Deeds, xxxviii. ; 
Tombst.] 

LAURENCE MERCER (primus), bapt. 
6th March 1578-9, youngest son of 
Andrew M., merchant burgess and 
sheriff-depute of Perthshire ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1600) ; adm. 
to Arngask before 18th Dec. 1604; trans, 
and adm. before 1607, died after 12th Oct. 
1652, having been unable to preach on only 
one Sunday during his ministry. He marr. 

(1) Elizabeth, daugh. of Alexander Wallace, 
min. of this parish, and had issue — 
Laurence, his successor in the parish : 

(2) 25th Feb. 1619, Margaret, daugh. of 
Edmond Myles, min. of Cleish, and had 
issue— Edmond, bapt. 22nd Feb. 1625; 
Annabel, born 29th Jan. 1634; Christian 
(twin), born 29th Jan. 1634; William — 
[Mercer Genealogy ; Tombst. ; Perth Sets., 
Sec. Reg., iii., 368.] 

LAURENCE MERCER (secundus), born 
1847 1608, eldest son of preceding ; M.A. 
(Edinburgh 25th July 1629); chap- 
lain to George Bruce of Carnock; adm. 
(colleague) before 13th April 1647 ; died 
Jan. 1658. He marr. Katherine Murray, 
and had issue — Laurence, min. of Findo- 
Gask. — [Mercer Genealogy.] 

ALEXANDER IRELAND, son of Alex- 
ander I., min of Kinclaven ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (13th 
May 1652); adm. before 11th Oct. 1659; 
in 1676 he caused one of his parishioners to 
stand before the congregation in white 
sheets, for attending a conventicle at Tullie- 
bole ; dep. after the Revolution. There was 
no session 15th March 1685, the min. being 
" sick of the measles," nor " any collection 
gathered 15th Nov. 1691, because of the 
uproar made by I. and the malignants, who 
were seeking to intrude on the kirk, but 
were driven back." He went to Ireland, 
where he died before 5th July 1698. He 
marr. April 1662, Anna, daugh. of Major 
Drummond, sometime of Pitcairne ; she 
survived him and had issue — Isobel and 



Barbara. — [Edin. Tests. ; Bass Bock, 327 ; 
Tombst.; Perth Deeds, 27th June 1666, 
2nd Feb. 1670; Wodrow MSS., xxxiii., 
143.] 

WILLIAM SPENCE, a native of Orkney, 

1664 born 1636 > M-A " ^ St Andrews > 18th 
May 1654) ; sometime schoolmaster 

of Abernethy ; adm. to trials for licence 
before Presb. of Perth 21st Sept. 1659; 
was on the Exercise and got a testimonial 
to the Bishop of Dunblane 23rd May 
1664; adm. in 1664 to the conjoined 
charge of Fossoway and Glendevon ; 
dep. 22nd May 1679 for disowning the 
existing Church Government, and excom- 
municated by the Synod in Oct. 1680. 
He became secretary to Archibald, Earl 
of Argyll, was arrested in England, loaded 
with irons, from which he was relieved 
by the Privy Council, but kept a close 
prisoner 22nd April 1684. He underwent 
a searching examination and was put 
to the torture of the boot 25th July. 
Next day the Council ordered such of His 
Majesty's forces, officers and soldiers, as 
should be found most-trusty, to watch him 
by turns and not suffer him to sleep by 
night or by day, and for this end to use all 
effectual means for keeping him still awake. 
Yet for many days and nights he underwent 
this barbarous treatment and made no dis- 
closure. On 17th Aug. the Privy Council 
made another Act for his torture, but having 
confessed all he knew he was exonerated on 
21st and removed to Dunbarton Castle, 
with allowance of liberty within its walls. 
His deposition was declared to be null by 
the General Assembly 1690. He became 
on the Toleration min. of a meeting-house 
at Kinross, and in 1690 was restored to 
Glendevon ; called 27th July, trans, and 
adm. 21st Sept. 1691; died 19th March 
1715. He marr. Anne (died 12th June 
1708, aged 80), eldest daugh. of Archibald 
Moncreiff, min. of Abernethy. — [Dunblane 
Tests. ; St Madoes Sess. Beg. ; Wodrow's 
Hist., iv., 95, 285 ; Tombst. ; Seton's Souse 
of Moncreiff, 139 ; Playfair's Baronetage, 
iii. ; Diary of Thomas Brown, 35 ; Will- 
cock's A Scots Earl in Covenanting Times, 
312-16 et seq.] 



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[PRESB. OF 



V ALEXANDER BARTON, born 1690; 
MA. (Edinburgh, 23rd Nov. 1704); 
1 licen. by Presb. of Auchterarder 25th 

July 1710; called 1st Jan., and ord. (col- 
league and successor) 23rd April 1712 ; died 
12th June 1716. He marr. Bessie Smith, 
who survived him. — [Dunblane Tests.; 
1'ombst.] 

ANDREW URE, licen. by Presb. of 
Dunblane 18th March 1701 ; ord. to 
Muckhart 16th Feb. 1703; called 
25th Dec. 1716 ; trans, and adm. 25th April 
1717; died 7th April 1742. He marr. 
Mary (died Sept. 1728), only daugh. of 
William Moncreiff, min. of Moonzie, and 
had issue— Jean (marr. Andrew Belfrage of 
Coldstream).— [Dunblane Tests.] 

JOHN STORER, licen. by Presb. of 
Kirkcaldy 4th May 1738; called 
28th April, and ord. 25th Aug. 1743 ; 
died 8th June 1778. He marr. 10th Oct. 
1744, Susan Stewart, who died 10th April 
1782, and had issue— John, born 10th July 
1747 ; Michael, born 27th Oct. 1748, died 
19th March 1749 ; Susan, born 15th June 
1750, died 20th Dec. 1769 ; Anna, born 14th 
July 1751, died 2nd July 1768 ; Betty, born 
3rd Nov. 1752; Cecilia, born 27th June 
1754; Joseph, born 4th Nov. 1755, died 
19th Jan. 1765. 

WILLIAM GRAHAM, born 1736 ; pres. 

by George Graham of Kinross Aug. 

1778 ; ord. 11th May 1780, the settle- 
ment being delayed by the presentation by 
the Crown of Ebenezer Marshall (after- 
wards of Cockpen) 11th July 1778. This 
was declared null by the Court of Session ; 
died 14th Feb. 1803. He marr. 28th Dec. 
1780, Jean Deas, who died 26th April 1792, 
and had issue — George, his successor in the 
parish; Agnes Ann, born 4th Aug. 1783, 
died 20th April 1852 ; Jean, born 5th Dec. 
1784, died 19th July 1858 ; Mary, born 6th 
Oct. 1785, died 29th Jan. 1871 ; Janet, bom 
11th Dec. 1786, died 5th June 1872 ; 
William, born 21st April 1788; Margaret, 
born 10th March 1789, died 24th March 
1868. Publication — Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace., xviii.) 



1825 



GEORGE GRAHAM, born 17th May 
1782, son of preceding; educated 
at Univ. of Aberdeen ; MA. (1799) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Auchterarder 13th May 
1803 ; pres. by trustees on the estate of 
Kinross; ord. 22nd Sept. 1803; died un- 
marr. 4th July 1824. 

- PETER BRYDIE, born 1786 ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dunblane 19th July 1814; 
ord. to Gartmore Chapel 18th April 
1816 ; pres. by trustees of Graham of Kin- 
ross Nov. 1824 ; trans, and adm. 24th 
March 1825. Joined the Free Church in 
1843, but as he was of unsound mind at 
the time, his demission was found to be 
null and void 24th Oct. 1843 ; died 30th 
Oct. 1845. Publication— Account of the 
Parish {New Stat. Ace, x.). 

DUNCAN CAMPBELL, ord. 30th Jan. 
1846 1846 ; trans, to Luss 19th Feb. 1852. 

ALEXANDER THOMSON COSENS, 
ord. 13th May 1852; trans, to 
Broughton 4th Aug. 1854. 

WILLIAM FERGUSON, born Rossie, 
1854 Perthshire, 10th Sept. 1821, third 
son of James F., factor, Pitkellony, 
Muthill, and Euphemia Brough ; educated 
at Glasgow Univ. ; ord. to Blairingone 
20th Dec. 1849; trans, and adm. 28th 
Sept. 1854 ; died 22nd Jan. 1892. He 
marr. 17th July 1860, Elizabeth (born 26th 
Dec. 1826, died 22nd Feb. 1908), daugh. 
of Robert Haig of Dollarfield and Glen- 
sherup, and Janet, daugh. of John Mac- 
Gowan and Elizabeth Haig, and had issue 
— James Haig, M.D., Edinburgh, born 
18th Dec. 1862; Janet Elizabeth, born 3rd 
March 1865 (marr. Nov. 1890, Ernest 
G. Bomford). 

PATRICK BAEDA THOM, born 
1889 Forgue, Aberdeenshire, 4th May 
1849, son of William T., farmer, 
and Mary Bodie ; educated privately 
(studied farming), and at Univs. of 
London, B.Sc. (1877), and Glasgow, M.A. 
(1885) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 1887 ; 
assistant at Broughton ; adm. (assistant and 
successor) 26th Feb. 1889. Marr. 16th Dec. 
1897, Madeline, youngest daugh. of James 



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M'lnroy, The Birkenward, Bridge of Allan 
[authoress of many songs and ballads], 
and grand-daugh. of James M'lnroy of 
Lude, Perthshire, and has issue — Patricia 
Madeline Mary, born 16th June 1899 ; Cecil 
Charlotte Campbell, born 7th April 1904. 
Publications — "The Potato Disease, its 
Nature and Cure" {North British Agri- 
culturist, 1880); Lectures on The Origin 
of the World : Evolution and Development, 
God and Man and the Loiver Animals ; 
Socialism ; The Bible and Socialism ; Life 
in Scotland in the Days of Yore ; Con- 
sumption ; What it Really is. 

v WILLIAM WILSON BOYLE, born 

1918 Busnmi i ls > 28th Mav 1869 > son of 

James B., min. of Bushmills, Co. 
Antrim, Ireland, and Martha Wilson ; edu- 
cated at Coleraine Academical Institution, 
Owens College, Belfast, Boyal Univ. of 
Ireland, Dublin, B.A. (1889), and New 
College, Edinburgh, and Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Boute May 
1892; ord. to St John's Presbyterian 
Church, South Shields, 22nd Feb. 1893; 
adm. to Church of Scotland May 1905 ; 
chaplain at Secunderabad, India, Dec. 1904 
to March 1908 ; adm. to Duncansburgh 
(Fort- William), 9th May 1912 ; trans, and 
adm. (assistant and successor) 19th Dec. 
1918. Marr. 6th Dec. 1904, Jessie Alexis, 
daugh. of James Skinner and Janet 
Matheson, and has issue — Eileen Skinner 
Wilson, born 24th Dec. 1909. 



TULLIBOLE. 

[This parish was united to Fossoway 
in 1614.] 

JOHN HENDEESON, reader, 1567 
1567 to 1574. 

JOHN EDMONSTOUN, min. in 1576, 
ls76 with Fossoway, Glendevon, Muck- 
hart, and Dollar under his charge ; 
trans, to Crail before 1578. 

THOMAS SWINTON, reader at Perth 
in 1576 ; adm. in 1578 ; trans, to 



1678 



Muckhart before 28th Sept. 1583. 
VOL. V. 



KINROSS. 

[The church of Kinross was dedicated to 
St Serf. It belonged to the Abbey of Dun- 
fermline. Fairs of St Serf and St Luke 
were held at Kinross.] 

JAMES DOWIE, min. of Orwell, with 
.„„ Kinross also in his charge in 1567 ; 
removed here in 1573; had Cleish 
and Portmoak also in his charge in 1574 ; 
still min. in 1579. — [Lochleven Papers ; 
Beg. Assig.] 

ROBERT RAIT, min. in 1580; still 
1580 min. in 1591.— [Reg. Assig.] 

JOHN COLDEN, min. of Borthwick 
in 1586; trans, to Newlands, but 
collation was refused; trans, and 
adm. in 1593; app. with two others "to 
deale with the Erie of Morton and his 
ladie, to find fault with them, and to re- 
buke them sharplie, for receiving within 
their hous, and interteaning the Erie of 
Huntlie and others"; signed the Protest 
to Parliament, 1st July 1606, against the 
introduction of Episcopacy; was confined 
to the parish for opposing Archbishop 
Gledstanes taking the Moderator's chair 
at the Synod, 18th Aug. 1607; died between 
7th April and 6th Oct. 1640, aged 79. 
He marr. Margaret, third daugh. of Henry 
Lamond of Ellenhill, and Isobel Orme of 
the Mugdrum family, and had issue — 
George, his successor in the parish; 
William.— [.Beg-. Assig.; Reg. Sec. Sig. ; 
Lochleven Papers ; Melvill's Autob. ; 
Tombst. ; Row's Hist. ; Calderwood's Hist., 
v., 266 ; Macfarlane's Gen. Coll., ii., 159.] 



1641 



GEORGE COLDEN, son of preceding ; 

educated at Univ. of St Andrews; 

M.A. (1627); pres. by Charles I. 
3rd May 1641 ; died while attending a 
meeting of the Synod at St Andrews 5th 
April 1665, aged 60. He marr. a lady 
whose initials (G. D.) only are known; 
she died 1st Sept. 1661, aged 57. — {Reg. 
Sec. Sig. ; Lamont's Diary, 177 ; Tombst,] 



66 



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[PKESB. OF 



1665 



JAMES FOESYTH, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1624) ; adm. to Monzie about 1637 ; 
pres. by Charles II. in Oct., trans. 
and adm. 22nd Nov. 1665 ; dem. in 1679 ; 
gave 300 merks to the poor of the parish 
in 1681 ; died before 8th Dec. 1683. He 
marr., and had issue — James, min. of 
Clackmannan ; Jean. — {Beg. Sec. Sig. ; 
Perth Horn., 1st Jan. 1680 ; Clan Camp- 
bell, iii., 77.] 

HENEY CHEISTIE, bom 1655, 
youngest son of] Harry C. of Craig- 
1679 ton ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (13th July 1671); entered on trials 
for licence before Presb. of Perth 23rd 
March 1676 ; pres. by Charles II. 31st Oct. 
1679 ; deprived by the Privy Council, 29th 
Aug. 1689, for neither reading the Proclama- 
tion of the Estates, nor praying for William 
and Mary, but for restoration of James VII. 
and " confusion to his enemies," etc. He 
was consecrated a Bishop of the Non-jurant 
Church at Dundee 28th April 1709; died 
5th May 1718. He marr. Margaret, eldest 
daugh. of George Blair of Glasclune, and 
had issue — William ; James ; Alexander ; 
Mary.— [G. B. Sas., 27th Oct. 1718 ; Beg. 
See. Sig. ; Tombst. ; Douglas's Baron., 193.] 



1687 



1699 



[WILLIAM SPENCE, M.A., formerly 
of Glendevon ; adm. to a meeting- 
house in the parish after the Tolera- 
tion in 1687 ; returned to Glendevon in 
1690.] 

EOBEET M'GILL, born 1672; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dunfermline 7th Dec. 
1698 ; called 19th Jan., and ord. 27th April 
1699 ; died 31st May 1726. His house 
and family were represented as being " for 
a considerable time troubled by spirits, 
with many kinds of annoyance " about 
1718. He marr. Isobel, daugh. of John 
Dalgleish, min. of South Church, Dundee ; 
she survived him, and had issue — Alex- 
ander, served heir 10th June 1727. — [Fraser's 
Life of Ebenezer Erskine, 211 ; Anal. Scot., 
i. ; Services of Heirs ; Law's Memorialls ; 
Endorism : or a strange Belation of Dreams 
or Spirits that trouble the Minister's House 
of Kinross (1718).] 



[A call to Ebenezer Ekskine on 7th Feb. 
1728 was refused by the Presb. 7th March 
and by the Synod 4th April 1728. The 
parish remained vacant for six years.] 

EOBEET STAEK, born 1703, son of 
Eobert S., min. of Stenton ; edu- 
1782 cated at Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. 
(1st May 1717) ; licen. by Presb. of Dunbar 
4th June 1729; called 18th March and 
10th June 1731 ; ord. (by a committee of 
the Commission of Assembly) 4th Feb. 
1732 in a tavern, access to the church 
being prevented and none of the Presb. 
taking part. The Presb. complained to 
the Assembly and refused to enrol him. 
For this certain of its members were 
sharply rebuked by the Moderator 14th 
May 1733 ; died 2nd April 1783. He was 
an able scholar, a judicious divine, a good 
orator, and overcame much of the feeling 
against his appointment. He marr. 10th 
Feb. 1744, Margaret (died 8th Sept. 1807, 
aged 87), sister and heiress of Adam Hutton 
of Bridgeland, and had issue — Katherine, 
born 24th Nov. 1744 (marr. 25th Dec. 
1771, John Durie, merchant, Dunfermline) ; 
Eobert, born 18th Aug. 1746; William, 
born 10th May 1748 ; Adam, born 2nd 
May 1750; Agnes, born 18th May 1752, 
died 13th Feb. 1753 ; David, born 26th 
Feb. 1754 ; Christian, born 12th Oct. 1756, 
died 21st Jan. 1820. Publication — An 
Essay on the Conversion of the Ethiopian 
Eunuch (Edinburgh, 1752).— [St Andrews 
Tests. ; Services of Heirs ; Wodrow's Anal. ; 
Weekly Mag., xviii. ; Tombst. ; Fraser's 
Life of Balpih Erskine.'] 

AECHIBALD SMITH, born 1723, 
son of John S., min. of Fintry ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 

licen. by Presb. of Dunbarton 19th Sept. 

1744 ; ord. to Fintry 9th June 1752 ; trans. 

to Scots Kirk, Eotterdam, 11th Oct. 1765 ; 

trans, to Strathblane 10th May 1770 ; pres. 

by George Graham of Kinross 10th Sept. 

1783 ; trans, and adm. 29th June 1784 ; 

died 13th April 1803. He marr. 2nd Sept. 

1754, Elizabeth (bapt. 14th March 1736, 

died 18th May 1809), daugh. of Thomas 

Mayne of Powis Logie, merchant, Lisbon, 

and had issue — Helen, born 24th June 



1784 



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1755, died 12th Feb. 1768 ; Ann, born 21st 
June 1756; Jean, born 19th March 1758, 
died 4th Sept. 1760 ; John, born 24th April 
1759, died 29th Jan. 1760 ; Frances Allan, 
born 17th March 1761, died 14th July 
1763; Elizabeth, born 18th May 1762, died 
2nd March 1774 ; Margaret, born 31st Dec. 
1763; Mayne (daugh.), born 6th March 
1765, died 21st March 1808 ; Francis, born 
18th June 1766, died 26th Jan. 1768; 
William, born 24th April 1768, died 16th 
May 1770; Helen, born 27th July 1770; 
Edward, born 23rd May 1772. Publica- 
tions — An Enquiry into the Subject and 
Manner of Apostolical Preaching, a ser- 
mon (Glasgow, 1765) ; The Objections of 
the Presbytery of Dunbarton against Mr 
Addie's Discourse on James i., 27, explained 
and defended (Glasgow, 1771) ; Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vi.). — 
[Steven's Scot. Church in Rotterdam, 202.] 



1804 



v GEORGE CRAIG DALZIEL BUCH- 
ANAN, born about 1775, son of 
James Craig, architect ; licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh 28th Aug. 1799 ; pres. 
by trustees of George Graham of Kinross 
29th July 1803 ; ord. 3rd May 1804 ; 
assumed the name of Dalziel Buchanan in 
1806 ; D.D. (St Andrews, 27th April 1826) ; 
died 12th April 1 842. Publication— Account 
of the Parish (New Stat. Ace, ix.). 

JOHN ALEXANDER CASTLE- 
MAINE TANNOCH, trans, and 
1842 adm. from St David's Chapel, Edin- 
burgh, 27th Sept. 1842 ; trans, to Glamis 
31st Oct. 1844. 

WILLIAM PETERS, born 1821, son of 
Alexander P., schoolmaster, Mar- 
noch ; educated at Marischal College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1837); ord. 2nd Jan. 
1845 ; died 26th Jan. 1894. He marr. (1) 
24th April 1845, Margaret Simpson, and 
had issue — Mary Eliza, born 13th June 
1846 ; William, born 24th Jan. 1848 ; Mar- 
garet (twin), born 24th Jan. 1848 ; James 
Black, born 13th Nov. 1849 ; Jessie Anne, 
born 14th Sept. 1851 ; John, born 13th 
Nov. 1854; Robert Moir, born 12th Oct. 
1857 ; Florence Jane, born 8th Sept. 1859 ; 
Charles, born 18th Jan. 1862: (2) 29th 



1895 



Dec. 1870, Margaret (died Nov. 1874), 
daugh. of Peter Findlater, Aberchirder, 
Banffshire : (3) 29th Dec. 1875, Beatrice 
(born 2nd July 1833, died 26th Aug. 1911), 
daugh. of Robert Pringle, manufacturer, 
Hawick. 

FREDERICK HUNTER WILLIAM- 
SON, born Greenlaw, Berwickshire, 
14th Nov. 1865, son of John 
W., parish schoolmaster, and Mary Ann 
Conacher ; educated at Madras College 
and Univ. of St Andrews; 'M.A. (1888), 
B.D. (1895); licen. by Presb. of St An- 
drews in 1890 ; assistant in this parish ; 
ord. 3rd July 1895. Marr. 2nd June 1896, 
Helen, eldest daugh. of Alexander Smart, 
Hayfield, Kinross, and has issue — Margaret 
Stedman, born 14th Aug. 1898 ; John, born 
23rd May 1901 ; Winifred Conacher, born 
26th July 1902; Helen Mary Joyce, born 
1st June 1911. 



MUCKHART. 

[The parish of Muckhart was disjoined on 
2nd October 1632 from the Presbytery of 
Auchterarder, and was added to that of 
Dunfermline. On 9th Oct. 1639 it was 
taken from the Presbytery of Dunfermline 
and given back again to that of Auchter- 
arder. In 1856 it was severed from Auch- 
terarder a second time and was incorporated 
in the Presbytery of Kinross.] 

JAMES PATON, of the family of Balli- 
1565 lisk; min. here on 10th Jan. 1565-6; 
was accused 2nd Dec. 1580 of treason- 
able assistance given by him to George, 
Earlof Huntly, Archibald, Earl of Argyll, 
and other conspirators against the King 
and of sending Archibald Robesoune in his 
name and upon his expense to Linlithgow 
for the advancement of the foresaid treason- 
able enterprise. He was consecrated Bishop 
of Dunkeld 1572 (q.v.). 

HARRY COLVILLE, pres. to the parson- 

1579 age 2>7t k ^ ug- 1579 ' to ^ e Emitted if 
he be found qualified to use the office 

of minister ; again pres. 5th Oct. 1579 ; 

pres. to Orphir 6th June 1580. — [Beg. Sec. 

Sig., xliv. 40, 67.] 



68 



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[PEESB. OF 



1585 



THOMAS SWINTON, a cadet of the 
15 __ Swintons of that Ilk ; trans, and 
adm. from Tullibole before 28th 
Sept. 1583. 

JAMES COCKBURN, said to be son of 
Patrick and brother of John C. of 
Clerkington ; pres. to parsonage and 
vicarage of Ayr by James VI. 16th Feb. 
1573, which is a canonry or prebendary of 
the Chapel Royal of Stirling; had also a 
gift of the emoluments of Kilmoir (St Mary, 
Brechin) in 1576 ; pres. by James VI. 12th 
Jan. ; inst. 31st Dec. 1585 ; deposed for non- 
residence 10th Aug. 1591.— [Reg. Assig. ; 
Black's Hist, of Brechin, 41.] 

WILLIAM PANTON, min. in 1586 — 
1586 [Reg. Assig.] 

ANDREW KIRK, M.A.; reader from 
1S83 1567 to 1586, and at Aberdour and 
Dalgety in 1587 ; pres. to the vicarage 
of Aberdour by James VI. 20th May 1587 ; 
min. here in 1588 ; trans, to Glendevon in 
1591. 

ALEXANDER SIMSON, M.A. ; adm. 
1591 in 1591 ; trans, to Alva in 1592. 

PATRICK DAVIDSON, M.A. (Edin- 
1594 burgh, 1587) ; min. of Auchterarder 
in 1591 ; pres. by James VI. before 
25th April ; trans, and adm. 1594 ; died in 
1621. He marr. Marion Mercer, who died 
1st Dec. 1622. — [Reg. Assig. ; Dunfermline 
Burial Reg.~\ 

ALEXANDER FOTHERINGHAM, 
1622 M.A. (St Andrews, 1616); adm. 
before 1st Oct. 1622 ; died June 
1640, aged about 44. He marr. Margaret, 
daugh. of John Paton of Middle Ballilisk, 
who survived him, and had issue — John ; 
Janet. — [Stirling Tests. ; Perth Sas., ii., 177.] 

DAVID DRUMMOND, M.A. ; adm. 
1640 before 9tn Sept. 1640; trans, to 
Second Charge, Linlithgow, 21st 
April 1642. 

JOHN GOVAN, M.A. (St Andrews, 

1644 1635 ); ord - Mav 1644 ; a pp- to 

Lord Kirkcudbright's Regiment by 
the Assembly 7th Feb. 1645 ; died of fever 
in Edinburgh Jan. 1656, aged about 41, 



and was buried in the Henderson aisle in 
Greyfriars Churchyard. " He was a man of 
sharp wit, candid mind, upright life, prudent 
council, and sweet behaviour. He had an 
excellent command of the pen and could 
have wrote most of the approven hands in 
Europe admirably fine, as likewayes he was 
exquisite in dashing and flourishing of 
letters, his fancie being extremely quick 
and ready, in short there was none in 
Britain at that time would have gone 
beyond him in the art, and being of a 
gentle and pleasant conversation, was 
courted and rewarded by the best qualitie 
and gentrie in the nation to write their 
bore-breifes, which he did on parchment or 
vellum, mostly performed with shell-gold, 
which made a glorious appearance. He 
also wrote several copies of the Covenant 
very fine. He could have wrote also in a 
print character, the Lord's Prayer, Creed, 
and heads of the Commands, within the 
circumference of a Turner (a copper coin, 
two pence Scots)." He marr. 1646, Helen, 
daugh. of Andrew Rynd, min. of Tillicoultry 
(who survived him and marr. (2) Patrick 
Geddie, citizen of St Andrews), and had 
issue — John, min. of Campsie ; Patrick, 
writer, Edinburgh ; Anne (marr. cont. 26th 
April 1667, Thomas Forrester, Principal of 
the New College, St Andrews); Barbara 
(marr. 29th Aug. 1678, Robert Mylne, writer, 
Edinburgh), died 11th Dec. 1725 ; Mary.— 
[Scottish Pasquils, i., 433 ; Perth Tests. ; 
G. R. Inhib., 22nd March 1671; Stirling 
Sas., iii., 13 ; Muckhart — The Parish and 
its Churches, 20.] 

JAMES FORSYTH, formerly of Larbert 
and adm. before 14th Oct. 1656 : 



1656 



trans, to Airth 8th Oct. 1660. 



JAMES FORSYTH, M.A. ; adm. before 

1662 18t ^ ^ a y 1( ^ 2 > * rans - *° Bothkennar 
4th May 1665. 

DAVID MONCREIFF, M.A.; adm. 
1667 before 17th April 1667 ; trans, to 
Aberdalgie 22nd April 1677. 

ROBERT SHARP, M.A. (Glasgow, 

1677 1662) ; licen. by George, Bishop of 

Edinburgh, 2nd Sept. 1668; ord. 

after 4th July ; adm. 19th Sept. 1677. 



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His goods having been plundered, the 
Sheriff of Fife was ordered by the Privy- 
Council, 13th Aug. 1679, to apprehend the 
robbers and endeavour to recover the stolen 
property, the case being also recommended 
to the Treasury. He was dep. for con- 
tumacy, between 14th April and 12th Oct. 
1697. 

JOHN GIB, M.A. ; ord. 10th May 1698 ; 
1698 trans, to Cleish 31st March 1701. 

ANDKEW UEE, called in 1702 ; ord. 
16th Feb. 1703 ; trans, to Fossoway 
25th April 1717. 

DAVID GUTHRIE, licen. by Presb. of 
Perth 9th June 1714; called 16th 
Oct. 1717 ; ord. 8th Jan. 1718 ; died 
9th March 1724. 

ALEXANDER WARDKOBE, called 
.„__ 3rd Dec. 1724 by the Presb. jure 
devoluto ; ord. 7th April 1725 ; trans. 
to "Whitburn 2nd March 1732. 

ARCHIBALD RENNIE of Easter 
.„„. Ballilisk, born Stirling about 1705 ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh 1st 
May 1721 ; licen. by Presb. of Stirling 9th 
Dec. 1730; pres. by George II. 20th June 
1732, and after much opposition, ord. by a 
committee of the Commission of Assembly 
18th April 1734; died 13th March 1786. 
During his long incumbency dissent was 
so strong in the parish that he never 
preached in the church except the first 
Sunday, never had an elder, never dis- 
pensed the Communion, never had any 
collection for the poor, and, with the ex- 
ception of the dining - room, where he 
conducted services, let the manse. He 
took a lease of the farm of Boghall in 
the parish for twenty-one years and pur- 
chased the estate of Easter Ballilisk. He 
marr. 12th Aug. 1734, Margaret Warden, 
who died 17th Sept. 1789, and had issue — 
Archibald of Easter Ballilisk. — [Muckhart 
— The Parish and its Churches, 18.] 

ANDREW GIBSON, born 1741 ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh; licen. 
by Presb. of Dunfermline 19th Nov. 
1766 ; assistant at Alva 1767-86 ; pres. by 



George III. 3rd April, and ord. 5th Dec. 
1786 ; died 18th Oct. 1830. He marr. 4th 
Dec. 1783, Catherine Morrison, who died 
20th June 1842, and had issue — James, born 
12th April 1787 ; William, merchant, Glas- 
gow, born 6th Dec. 1788 ; Andrew, born 
12th Nov. 1790; Henry, born 25th Feb. 
1793, died 13th March 1798; Janet, born 
24th Sept. 1797; Henry, born 4th March 
1801 ; Alexander, born 6th Jan. 1804, died 
7th Nov. 1805 ; Catherine, born 7th March 
1806. Publication — Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, ix.). 

EOBERT ALLAN, M.A. ; pres. 

by George IV. in Feb., and ord. 

(assistant and successor) 15th July 
1824; trans, to Little Dunkeld 2nd Feb. 
1826. 

WILLIAM ROBERTSON, pres. by 

i83i William Iv - 8th Dec - 183 °; ord - 

28th July 1831 ; trans, to Logie 12th 
Jan. 1832. 

JAMES THOMSON, born Ormiston, 
lg32 East Lothian, 1800, son of John T. 
of Prior Letham, merchant, Leith, 
and Margaret Keddie; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 
9th Dec. 1823; pres. by William IV. 9th 
May, and ord. 23rd Aug. 1832. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of the Free 
Church, Dollar and Muckhart 1843-63; 
died in Edinburgh 24th Dec. 1871. He 
marr. 26th Dec. 1850, Mary Maclaurin 
Monteith, who died at Salthill, 28th 
April 1867, and had issue — John, born 
19th Feb. 1854; Mary Monteith, born 
23rd March 1856; Alexander, born 12th 
April 1858; Margaret, born 29th March 
1860. Publications — Account of the Parish 
{Neiv Stat. Ace, x.) ; Sermon XCIII. (Free 
Church Pidpit, ii.). 

ALEXANDER MOORHEAD 
1843 FERGUSON, born about 1809, 
second son of John F., artificer, 
Kilmadock ; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow; substitute schoolmaster at Logie, 
Bridge of Allan, for his brother Daniel, 
who had become mentally unfit, 1831-43 ; 
pres. by Queen Victoria 21st March, and 



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[PKESB. OF 



ord. 28th Sept. 1843 ; died unmarr. 4th Dec. 
1869.— [Fergusson's Logie, 226, 297, 314.] 

GEORGE PAULIN, born Borthwick, 
26th July 1839, son of George P., 
1 rector of Irvine Academy (author 

of " Hallowed Ground, and Other Poems "), 
and Anne M'Dougal, and brother of Sir 
David P., Edinburgh; educated at Irvine 
Academy and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. 
by Presb. of Irvine ; pres. by Queen Victoria 
11th Feb., and ord. 12th May 1870 ; res. 8th 
Nov. 1906 ; died in Edinburgh 2nd April 
1909. He marr. 12th Feb. 1884, Jane 
Craig (died in Milngavie 4th May 1923, 
aged 69), daugh. of George Panton, Edin- 
burgh, and had issue— Jane Wright, born 
25th Jan. 1885 (marr. 29th June 1906, Dr 
David Ellis) ; Annie, born 24th Oct. 1886 
(marr. Nov. 1909, John Westwood) ; George 
Henry, A.R.S.A., sculptor, Glasgow, born 
14th Aug. 1888; Charles Ross, inspector, 
Indian Police, born 18th Feb. 1890, died 
at Lucknow, 18th Feb. 1916.— [Muckhart— 
The Parish and its Churches (portrait), 45.] 

JOHN EDGAR CAIRNS, born Castle- 
bar, Mayo, 13th July 1866, son of 
John C, min. at Turlough and 
Castlebar, and Mary Jane Steen ; educated 
at Intermediate School, Ballina, R.A.I., 
Belfast, and Royal Univ. of Ireland ; B.A. 
(1887), M.A. (1889); licen. by Presb. of 
Connaught April 1890 ; assistant at Holy- 
wood, Co. Down ; ord. to Castlebar 10th 
March 1891 ; trans, and adm. 25th April 
1907. Marr. 18th Jan. 1893, Edith Annie 
(born 7th March 1371), daugh. of William 
Robertson, Killala, and has issue — 
William Thomas Stanley, 2nd lieut. R.A.F., 
born 25th March 1895; Muriel Margaret, 
born 13th Jan. 1897 (marr. 26th Oct. 1921, 
George Henry Paulin, A.R.S.A.); Charles 
Albert, lieut. Indian Cavalry, born 1st Oct. 
1898 ; Eva Mary Steen, born 2nd March 1900 
(marr. 20th Nov. 1923, James Rennie, sixth 
son of Alexander Izat, OLE. of Ballilisk) ; 
Frederick Edgar, born 20th Aug. 1902; John 
Douglas, born 14th March 1904; Edith 
Jane, born 17th Aug. 1906 ; Robina Eliza- 
beth, born 31st Oct. 1910, died 28th Dec. 
1914 ; Alice Norah, born 28th June 1912. 



1584 



ORWELL. 

[The parish of Orwell was disjoined 
from Kinross in 1567. On 19th Jan. 1732, 
the Court of Teinds removed the parish 
church from Orwell to Milnathort. The 
remains of the old church are still to be 
seen in the churchyard at Orwell.] 

JAMES DOWIE, min. in 1567, with 
Kinross also in his charge, removed 
there in 1573. 

DAVID SPENS, trans, from Kirkcaldy 
1581 in 1581, re-trans, there before 1584. 

^WILLIAM BALFOUR, vicar of West 
Linton in 1561 ; was joint-collector 
"within the bounds of Fife, Fothrik, 
and Kinross, of maills of the Bischop-Shire," 
16th July 1566; held the vicarage pensionary 
of Kinross and Orwell from 1566 ; exhorter 
at Kinross 1567-72, and reader there 1574-9; 
reader here in 1580; min. in 1584; died in 
1589. He marr. Elizabeth Balfour, widow 
of Troylus Grigsoun, alias Webster, burgess 
of Leslie, she died in Dec. 1580. — [Reg. 
Assig.; Lochleven Papers ; Wodrow Miscell.] 

WILLIAM PATON, M.A. ; trans, from 
Makerstoun; pres. by James VI. 
before 22nd March 1592 ; trans, to 
Dalgety in 1598. 

PATRICK GEDDIE, M.A. (St Andrews 
1593), min. in 1601 ; pres. to church 
of Orwell by William, Earl of 
Morton, 7th July 1618; died June 1656, 
aged about 84. He bequeathed £40 to 
certain poor people in the parish. He marr. 
in Sept. 1634, Barbara Geddie, who died at 
St Andrews June 1660, and had issue- 
Michael, bailie of St Andrews; Robert, 
min. of Arngask; John, buried in Grey- 
friars, Edinburgh, 14th Jan. 1694; Anna 
(marr. Andrew Rynd, min. of Tillicoultry) ; 
Margaret (marr. Alexander Henryson.)— 
[Reg. Assig.; Grey friars Burials; St 
Andrews Tests.] 

JOHN GRAY, M.A. (Edinburgh, July 
1642) ; called 12th Sept. 1649 ; ord. 
1650 (assistant) 20th March 1650; de- 
prived by Act of Parliament 11th June, 



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and decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 
1662 ; decreet passed against him, with 
others, for keeping conventicles, 16th July 
1671 ; granted an indulgence here 18th 
Dec. 1679, but discharged 8th July 1680; 
adm. to Dunfermline Meeting House before 
17th April 1688, and returned here before 
10th July that year. — [Wodrow's Hist., 
iii., 196; Kirkton's Hist., 350.] 

ALEXANDER MALCOLM, pres. by 

1663 William, Earl of Morton, in Feb. ; 

ord. and coll. 2nd June, and adm. 

29th July 1663 ; elected to Tolbooth Parish, 

Edinburgh, 28th Oct. 1663. 

ALEXANDER SHAW, M.A.; ord. after 
29th March, and adm. 17th May 
1665 ; trans, to Beath April 1673. 

GEORGE GRAHAM, M.A., son of 
, 67s George G., min. of Stronsay; adm. 
before 10th July 1673; trans, to 
Lochmaben in 1675. 

ALEXANDER LUNDIE, M.A.; ord. 
1677 V Tl0T *° 3rd Oct. 1677 ; trans, to 
Carnbee 27th April 1681. 

JOHN GRAY, M.A. ; above mentioned, 
1679 indulged here in 1679. 

CHARLES M'KINNON, adm. 7th Sept. 
1681 ; deprived by Privy Council, 
29th Aug. 1689, for not reading the 
Proclamation of the Estates, etc. 

JOHN GRAY, MA. ; above mentioned, 

._ returned before 10th July 1688 ; dem. 

3rd July 1690. He marr. Margaret 

Crawford, and had issue — Euphan.— [Perth 

Sas., x., 16.] 

ANDREW THOMSON, born 1654, son 
16 __ of Thomas T., burgess of Inverkeith- 
ing ; ord. in a meeting - house at 
Milnathort 27th Sept. 1688; declared 
min. by General Assembly 4th Feb. 1692 ; 
died 14th Sept. 1715. (His niece, Janet 
Thomson, marr. 6th Dec. 1705, Henry 
Stenhouse, M.A., schoolmaster, Inver- 
keithing, who was shot 9th April 1707 
by Robert Balfour, Master of Burleigh.) 
He marr. 17th March 1692, Rachael, daugh. 
of David Oswald of Dalderss, and had issue 
— Robert, min. of Girthon ; Mary ; Grizel 



1681 



(marr. pro. 19th Sept. 1742, William Auld, 
smith, burgess of Edinburgh) ; Isobell ; 
Janet ; Margaret ; Ebenezer. — [Edin. 
Marr. Reg. ; Tornbst. ; Reg. of Deeds, Dal., 
clii., 4th Oct. 1742; Stephen's Inverkeithing, 
391-5.] 

• JAMES BATHGATE, born 1685; 
1717 MA. ; app. schoolmaster of Inver- 
keithing 12th June 1707 ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dunfermline 19th Oct. 1715; 
called 24th July, and by the Presb. jure 
devoluto 12th Sept. 1716; ord. 6th March 
1717 ; died 30th March 1724. He joined 
with the Erskines in a Representation to 
the General Assembly against the Act of 
20th May 1720, condemning the Marrow 
of Modern Divinity, which book he vindi- 
cated in the pulpit. He marr. (1) 29th 
Oct. 1708, Margaret Gray in Dalgety, and 
had issue — James, min. of Dalgety, born 
Sept. 1709 : (2) Isobel Dron, and had 
issue — John, born 1718. — [Tombst.; Brown's 
Gospel Truth ; Scots Mag., xviii. ; Fraser's 
Lives of E. and R. Erskine, 210 ; Stephen's 
Inverkeithing, 395.] 

THOMAS MAIR, born 1701, son of 
1725 William M., manufacturer, Strath- 
miglo ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Kincardine 
ONeil 4th Oct. 1722 ; called 29th July, and 
ord. 27th Sept. 1725; adhered to the protest 
against the Commission's sentence loosing 
the four Seceders from their charges 16th 
Nov. 1733; was elected min. of the Scottish 
Church, Rotterdam, 21st Aug. 1736, but the 
call was set aside on 24th Nov. through 
false accounts having reached the Consis- 
tory that M. held Antinomian doctrines and 
opposed patronage ; gave in his demission 
to the Presb. 16th, and his adherence to 
the Associate Presb. 18th Feb. 1737, and 
as their Moderator, read their declination 
at the bar of the Assembly 17th May 1739 ; 
dep. 15th May 1740, along with Ebenezer 
Erskine and his followers. He zealously 
opposed the Burgess Oath introduced in 
some burghs, and as officiating Moderator 
of the Associate Synod called a meeting of 
the majority, who constituted themselves 
the Synod (Antiburgher), and deposed 
those who differed from them. For dis- 



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obeying the injunctions of this Antiburgher 
Synod he was suspended 21st Aug. 1755, 
deposed and excommunicated 21st April 
1757, but continued his ministry to such 
of his congregation as adhered to him. In 
1766 and 1767 petitions for his restoration 
were refused by the Antiburghers. He 
died 17th Feb. 1768. The following is his 
epitaph at Orwell : — 

" Muse, passenger, as you this stone walk by 
And gravely think that underneath it ly 
Some relics of a much enlightened Seer 
Triumphant, now, among the heavenly Quire ; 
Elijah-like, for zeal, on earth opprest, 
Removed from strife he dwells serene in rest. 
Twice twenty years he preached to numbers round 
How glad were all who heard the joyful sound 
Orwell, with tears your guide withdrawn deplore, 
Mourn for your loss : this prophet warns no more ; 
A soul physician skilled with hearts to deal 
Sores to rap up and bleeding wounds to heal. 
Many there felt his doctrine drop as balm 
And blessed the man God sent their minds to calm. 
I end my plaint, Mair sings where praises flow, 
Redeeming love his darling theme below." 

He marr. 9th Jan. 1726, Ann Christie of 
the parish of Aberdour, who died s.p. 
Publications — Seasons of Dissent from the 
Act of the Associate Synod anent Doctrine 
(Edinburgh, 1756) ; The Case laid open : 
or, an Essay to satisfy those who desire 
Information anent the strange Breach 
between the Associate Synod and Mr M air 
(Edinburgh, 1764); A Covenant of Duties, 
in nowise inconsistent with a Covenant of 
Grace [nine sermons] (Edinburgh, 1768). — 
[Steven's Scot. Church, Rotterdam, 164-70 ; 
Fraser's Life of Ebenezer Ershine, 537 ; 
Tombst. ; Wodrow's Anal., iii., 350 ; 
M'Kerrow's Hist, of the Secession, 111 
et seq. ; Scots Mag., i., ii., ix., xvii.-xix. ; 
Dingwall Fordyce Book, App. Ixxiii. ; 
Small's Hist, of U.P. Congs., I, 373-5.] 

JOHN SPENCE, a native of Eoss-shire ; 
1744 M.A. (King's College, Aberdeen, 27th 
March 1735); licen. by Presb. of 
Linlithgow 8th Dec. 1742 ; called 2nd Aug., 
and ord. 22nd Sept. 1744 ; suspended from 
sitting in Church Courts by Assembly 23rd 
June 1752, for disobeying its orders regard- 
ing the settlement of Inverkeithing, but 
reponed 1st June 1765; died 29th July 
1790, having been reputed one of the best 
classical scholars in the Church. He marr. 



9th Oct. 1746, Jean, daugh. of Patrick 
Clow, min. of Leslie, and had issue — 
Patrick, his successor ; John, born 16th 
April 1749 ; David, min. of Kinnaird, born 
16th Dec. 1750 ; Elizabeth, born 23rd April 
1753 (marr. 26th April 1773, Alexander 
Alison, merchant, Perth); James, mer- 
chant, Quebec, born 21st Dec. 1756 ; 
Margaret, born 26th July 1760. Publica- 
tion — Discourses on several Evangelical 
Subjects, tending to illustrate the Influence 
of the Doctrines of Grace upon Holiness of 
Heart and Life (Edinburgh, 1780).— [Mon- 
creiff's Life of Erskine.~\ 

PATEICK SPENCE, born 1st Sept. 
1786 1747, eldest son of preceding ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. 
(1766); licen. by Presb. of Dunfermline 
1st April 1778; app. by George Graham 
of Kinross 16th April 1785 ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 28th June 1786; died 28th 
July 1823. He was considered by Dr 
Chalmers "one of the ablest men in the 
Church." He marr. 26th June 1794, 
Elizabeth Storar, who died 27th Feb. 
1824, and had issue — John, born 27th 
Aug. 1795. 

JAMES WEMYSS, born 1795, son of 
1824 David W., St Andrews ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by 
Presb. of St Andrews 5th May 1819 ; pres. 
by the trustees of Thomas Graham of 
Kinross 21st and 24th Nov. 1823; ord. 
6th May 1824 ; died 25th April 1842. He 
marr. 12th Oct. 1824, Charlotte Surenne 
(died in Edinburgh 2nd Dec. 1852), and 
had issue — David (only child), born 22nd 
Aug. 1832. Publication— Account of the 
Parish {New Stat. Ace, ix.). 

JOHN GILCHKIST, ord. 26th Sept. 
1842 I- 842 ) trans, to Dunbog 21st Sept. 
1843. 

WALTEE LITTLE, born Jedburgh, 
1844 1808, son of William L., tanner, 
and Mary Lamb, and brother of 
William L., min. of Kirkpatrick-Juxta ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; ord. 14th 
Feb. 1844, died 6th Aug. 1890. He marr. 
2nd Dec. 1846, Christian Pearson, who died 
11th June 1874. 



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WILLIAM LAIDLAW M'DOUGALL, 
1879 k° rn ^* Mungo, Dumfriesshire, 13th 
Feb. 1842, son of George M. and 
Margaret Boyes ; educated at Earlsferry 
School and Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. 
(1875); licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh; 
assistant at Linlithgow, and St Cuthbert's, 
Edinburgh ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
10th April 1879 ; res. 1st Dec. 1910 ; died 
at Dollar 10th March 1912. He marr. 4th 
July 1899, Annabella Eogerson (born 30th 
Dec. 1868), second daugh. of James Bell 
Carruthers, M.D., Edinburgh, and Jane 
Rogerson, and had issue — Jane Carruthers, 
born 17th March 1901 ; William Laidlaw, 
born 21st June 1902 ; Margaret Orwell, 
born 18th Sept. 1905. Publications — 
Reminiscences of Annandale of Last 
Century (Dumfries, 1912); "The Early 
Days of Thomas Carlyle" (Dumfries 
Herald). 

ALEXANDER JOHN CAIRNS 
u RITCHIE, born Whitern, 29th April 
1885, son of Alexander R., D.D.,min. 
of Dunblane ; educated at Stirling High 
School, George Watson's College, and Univs. 
of Edinburgh and St Andrews ; M.A. (1905), 
B.D. (1908) ; licen. by Presb. of Perth May 
1908 ; assistant at Galashiels ; ord. 13th 
April 1911. Marr. 20th March 1917, Alice 
Mary Paterson, second daugh. of Arthur 
Anderson Dickson, Galashiels, and Jessie 
Roberts, and has issue — Ian Alexander, 
born 24th April 1919, died 4th July 1922 ; 
Arthur Anderson, born 29th March 1922. 



MILNATHORT. 

[An Original Secession Church which 
joined the Church of Scotland in 1839. 
Retained by the Free Church in 1843.] 

JAMES THORNTON, born Glasgow, 
.„__ 24th Dec. 1791, second son of James 
T., drysalter, and Isabella Shaw ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow and Burgher 
Synod Hall; licen. by Original Secession 
Presb. of Glasgow 12th Dec. 1815; ord. 
min. of Original Secession Church at 
Milnathort 27th Aug. 1816; clerk to 
Original Secession Presb. of Perth and 
Dunfermline. Joined the Church of Scot- 



land in 1839. Joined the Free Church in 
1843 ; min. of Orwell Free Church 1843-74 ; 
died suddenly in his chair while conversing 
with some friends on family business, 3rd 
Sept. 1874. He marr. 26th Dec. 1850, 
Elizabeth (died 9th Oct. 1832), daugh. of 
David Morison and Margaret Hay, and had 
issue — a son (still-born) 7th July 1825; a 
daugh. (still-born) 17th Dec. 1827.— [Scott's 
Annals of Original Secession Church, 489.] 



PORTMOAK, of old KIRKNESS. 

[The church of Kirkness was dedicated 
to St Moan ; but there was a later dedica- 
tion to St Stephen. The ancient Celtic 
Priory of Loch Leven was founded on St 
Serf's Inch in this parish in 838. King 
David I. converted it into an Augustinian 
Monastery, and made it a cell of St 
Andrews. The parish contained also the 
hospital of Scotlandwell, belonging to the 
Red Friars. It was founded by William 
Malvoisine, Bishop of St Andrews, who died 
in 1233.] 

JOHN RENTON, canon of St Andrews 
1565 Priory, reader in 1565-6. — [Acts and 
Dec, lxxvi., 61 ; Process in Register 
House.] 

HENRY FORSYTH, reader; pres. to 

1573 vicarage 13th Feb. 1573, but does 
not seem to have been admitted. 

^WILLIAM BALFOUR, reader in 

1574 1574. 

x WILLIAM BRAIDFUTE, member of 
15g _ the Chapter of St Andrews prior to 
Reformation ; min. of Falkland or 
Kilgour in 1567 ; pres. to vicarage of 
Strathmiglo by James VI. 27th Jan. 1572 ; 
pres. to vicarage of Markinch 13th Sept. 
1583; trans, to Ballingry after 1st Jan. 
1584 ; returned to Markinch before 1585 ; 
trans, and adm. about 1590 ; died 18th 
March 1594. He marr. Elizabeth, sister of 
William Lundie in Suther Fawfield; she 
survived him, and had issue — Henry ; 
David ; Beatrix ; Margaret ; Elspet. — 
\Inq. Ret. Fife, 206; St Andrews Tests.; 
Fife Sas., vii., 405.] 



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[presb. or 



JOHN WILKIE, M.A. (St Andrews, 

159S 26th Nov. 1586) ; min. in 1593 ; still 

min. in 1615; died before 14th June 

1632. He marr. and had issue — Harry, his 

successor in the parish. — {Reg. Assig.] 

HARRY WILKIE, son of preceding; 

1633 pres- by Cnarles I - uth June 1632 > 
ord. before 14th, and adm. 24th Feb. 

1633 ; trans, to Wemyss 30th Nov. 1642. 



1643 



GEORGE OGILVIE, M.A.; pres. by 
Charles I. 3rd Dec. 1642 ; adm. 13th 
Sept. 1643 ; app. Synod clerk 5th 

April 1659 ; trans, to Kirkcaldy 17th May 

1665. 



1666 



JOHN BRUCE, M.A. (St Andrews 
1643); licen. by George Wishart, 
Bishop of Edinburgh 26th May 1665; 
pres. and coll. by James, Archbishop of St 
Andrews, 25th April 1666; dep. for drunken- 
ness 4th Sept. 1690 ; had charity from the 
Kirk-Session of Scoonie 9th June 1695 ; 
died in Edinburgh 28th Sept. 1695. He 
marr. (1) cont. 12th Dec. 1666, Helen, 
daugh. of Robert Bruce, min. of Ballingry : 
(2) Elizabeth Leighton, who survived him. 
— [Greyfriars Burial Reg.; Acts of Pari., 
ix., App. 18 ; G. R. Horn., 20th April 1670 ; 
Fife Sas., iv., 192 ; Treasury Sed. Book, 
10th July 1696.] 

WILLIAM MACKIE, adm. after the 
lfi8 _ Toleration in 1687 ; trans, to Mark- 
inch 10th Feb. 1698. 

JOHN WILSON, M.A.; called 19th 
Sept., and ord. 24th Nov. 1698; 
trans, to Kirkcaldy 22nd Oct. 1702. 

EBENEZER ERSKINE, M.A.; called 
26th May, and ord. 22nd Sept. 1703 ; 
trans, to Third Charge, Stirling, 8th 
July 1731. 

ROBERT DOUGLAS, called 25th 
Dec. 1734 ; ord. 1st May 1735 ; died 
28th Sept. 1742. He marr. Helen, 
youngest daugh. of Sir Robert Douglas 
of Kirkness, and had issue — Ann Jean 
(marr. George Clephane of Carslogie).— [St 
Andrews Tests. ; Douglas's Baron., 319.] 



JOHN MUDIE {primus), born about 
,,-._ 1700, son of John M. of Cults ; licen. 
by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 30th April 
1735; called 30th June and ord. 1st Sept. 
1743 ; died 12th June 1767. He marr. 17th 
Oct. 1729, Christian Rolland (died 6th Nov. 
1762), and had issue — John, his successor 
in the parish ; Marion ; Elizabeth. — [Fife 
Retours, 422 ; Services of Heirs.] 

JOHN MUDIE (secundus), son of pre- 
1754 ceding ; licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 
5th July 1750 ; called 7th Feb., and 
ord. (assistant and successor) 19th June 
1754; died 1st Jan. 1784. He marr. 12th 
Sept. 1754, Helen Straiton, who died 15th 
June 1798, and had issue — Katherine, born 
18th Sept. 1755 ; Margaret, born 26th Jan. 
1757 ; John, born 3rd Aug. 1758 ; William, 
born 11th Aug. 1761, died 25th April 1762 ; 
Robert, born 24th Dec. 1764 ; James, born 
6th Aug. 1766 ; Helen, born 12th July 1769. 



ANDREW GRANT, pres. by George 
Graham of Kinross 22nd June, and 
ord. 16th Sept. 1784 ; trans, to Kil- 
marnock 6th May 1802. 



1784 



HUGH LAIRD, born 1764, second son 
1802 °^ J ames L., farmer, Houston ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1791) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 1st July 
1795; ord. to Norrieston Chapel 1st Jan. 
1801 ; pres. by trustees of George Graham 
of Kinross in Aug., and adm. 16th Sept. 
1802; D.D. (Aberdeen, Oct. 1813). Joined 
the Free Church in 1843; min. of Portmoak 
Free Church 1843-9 ; died 28th May 1849. 
He marr. 14th Dec. 1802, Elizabeth Black- 
hall, Dunbog (died 8th Nov. 1843, aged 60), 
and had issue — Elizabeth Simpson, born 
10th Dec. 1803; Enielia Balfour, born 1st 
Jan. 1806 ; James Miller Riddell, born 5th 
Dec. 1807, died 9th Aug. 1832 ; Alexander 
Oswald, min. of Abbotshall, born 24th Oct. 
1808 ; Hugh, writer, Kinross, born 24th 
March 1810, died 1882; John, D.D., min. 
of Inverkeilor, born 8th Aug. 1811; Robert, 
born 11th Nov. 1812, died 1842; George, 
born 20th May 1814, died 1888 ; Christina 
Drummond Riddell, born 13th May 1815, 
died 21st May 1821 ; Henry Moncrieff, min. 
of Leslie Free Church, Fife, born 25th Oct. 



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1816, died 12th Feb. 1852 ; Michael Linning, 
born 2nd May 1818, died 1838 ; Mary 
Henderson, born 20th Nov. 1819 (marr. 15th 
Aug. 1843, Alexander Somerville, Stamp 
Office, Edinburgh), died 1881 ; Drummond, 
born 28th May 1821, died 6th March 1831 ; 
Christina Drummond Kiddell, born 15th 
May 1822 (marr. 29th Oct. 1850, James 
Swinton, min. of the Free Church, Port- 
moak), died 23rd Feb. 1905; Ann, born 
1826, died 1831. 



1844 



JOHN STEELE, born 11th Nov. 1803, 
third son of John S., farmer, Leaths, 
Lesmahagow, and Martha Semple ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. to 
St Thomas's Chapel, Leith, 17th Oct. 1843 ; 
trans, and adm. 26th Sept. 1844 ; died in 
Edinburgh, 9th July 1887. He changed 
the spelling of his name from Stiell to 
Steele. He marr. 20th Nov. 1845, Jane 
(died 8th Dec. 1904), daugh. of John 
M'Lachlan, min. of Wemyss, and had issue 
— Christian Mary, born 25th Sept. 1846 
(marr. her cousin, William Stiell) ; John, 
born 23rd Oct. 1854, died 1861; Hugh 



Reoch, public company secretary, born 
27th Sept. 1857; Martha, born 28th May 
1859 ; John, tea-planter, born 1862. 

v JAMES CAMPBELL BROWN, born 
Kilmarnock, 1852, son of Alexander 

1881 

B. and Jean Campbell, and brother 
of Alexander B., min. of Kirtle ; educated 
at Univs. of Edinburgh and St Andrews; 
assistant at North Leith ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 29th March 1881 ; died 
unmarr. 10th Jan. 1908. 



1908 



JAMES FERRIER POLLOCK, born 
Paisley, 3rd Oct. 1872, son of William 
P. and Jessie Jamieson ; educated 
at John Neilson School and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Kintyre ; 
assistant at Dennistoun in 1902 ; ord. to 
Dennistoun Chapel, Glasgow, 12th Jan. 
1904; trans, and adm. 15th May 1908; 
app. clerk of Presb. in 1912. Marr. 27th 
April 1915, Margaret, daugh. of John Muir, 
min. of Govanhill, and has issue — Margaret 
Muriel, born 1st Feb. 1916; Freda, born 
26th July 1919. 



PRESBYTERY OF KIRKCALDY 



[The earliest notice of this Court known occurs on 25th April 1593. The Register 
of the Presbytery begins at 15th April 1630. There is a gap in the Record from 21st 
Sept. 1653 to 10th July 1688. The Presbyteries of Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline were 
united from 7th April 1692 till about the end of the seventeenth century.] 



1567 



AUCHTERDERRAN. 

[The church was built in 1789 and 
extended in 1891. At Cardenden in this 
parish there is a mission chapel of St 
Fothad.] 

GEORGE BOSWELL, tenth and 
youngest son of David B. of Balmuto 
and Elizabeth Moncreiff; min. in 
1567 ; had Kinglassie and Leslie also in 
his charge in 1574 ; was infeft with his 
wife in the half land of Balgregie in 1586 ; 
died Jan. 1596. He drew up a genealogical 
account of his family. He marr. Isobel, 
daugh. of Robert Sibbald of Letham, and 
had issue — Captain David, served heir 23rd 
Aug. 1615 ; Robert ; George ; Roger ; 
Andrew ; Elspet ; Margaret ; Katherine. — 
[Douglas's Baron., 310 ; Reg. of Deeds, 
xxiv. (i.), 175-8, xxxi., xli. ; Inq. Ret. Fife, 
252 ; Wodroiv Miscell. ; Muir's Gleanings, 
33.] 

JOHN CHALMERS (primus), min. in 
1598 ; was one of the fifty-five mins. 
who signed the Protestation on 
behalf of the Liberties of the Kirk 27th 
June 1617 ; was summoned before the 
Court of High Commission, 24th Feb. 1620, 
for not observing the holy days and not 
administering the Communion according 
to the order prescribed by the Assembly 
at Perth, but was excused on account of 

sickness ; died in 1642. He marr. (1) 

and had issue — John, his successor in 
the parish ; James, apprenticed to John 

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1598 



1638 



Bourden, merchant, Edinburgh, 7th Dec. 
1631 ; Margaret : (2) (cont. 2nd Nov. 1636) 
Grizel Forrester, widow of John Scrimgeour 
of Bowhill.— [Inq. Ret. Gen., 2631; Reg. 
of Deeds, dxxxix., 243 ; Edin. Apprentice 
Reg. ; Livingston's Life.] 

JOHN CHALMERS (secundus), son of 
preceding ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews; M.A. (1627); was on 
the Exercise in the Presb. 2nd Aug. 1632 ; 
adm. (assistant) 17th May 1638; pres. by 
David Boswell of Balmuto in 1642 ; died 
14th Nov. 1662, aged about 57. He marr. 

(1) Isabel Scrimgeour, and had issue — 
John; Maria (marr. George Dewar in Leth- 
amound) ; Elizabeth (marr. Paton) : 

(2) Margaret Carmichael, who died between 
26th July 1650 and 12th July 1651.— [St 
Andrews Tests. ; Lamont's Diary, 157 ; 
Inq. Ret. Gen., 2631, 5156, 5187.] 

WILLIAM LINDSAY, adm. in 1663; 
trans, to First Charge, Perth, 9th 



1663 



April 1668. 



THOMAS KLNNTNMONTH, M.A. (St 
Andrews) 25th July 1657 ; became 
1668 tutor in 1659 to Robert Maitland 
of Lundin ; had testimonial for licence 1st 
Jan. 1662 from Presb. of St Andrews ; ord. 
to Kilmany 20th Aug. 1663; trans, to 
Second Charge, Dunfermline, 18th July 
1666 ; trans, and adm. 9th Dec. 1668 ; died 
July 1687, aged about 50. He marr. 24th 
Sept. 1667 ; Catherine Forrester, who sur- 
vived him, and had issue — James ; Mar- 



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garet ; three others. — [Greyfriars Burials ; 
St Andrews Tests. ; P. C. Decreta, 26th 
Jan. 1693 ; Fountainhall's Dec, i.] 

ROBERT GLASFURD, son of Bailie 
Patrick G. in Cupar; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (23rd 
July 1659) ; recommended by Presb. of 
St Andrews for licence 16th March 1664 ; 
adm. to Kemback 7th Sept. 1664; trans, 
to Kilmany in 1667 ; pres. by David 
Boswell of Balmuto, but the Primate 
refused to collate him Nov. 1688; adm. 
in 1689 ; accused of neither reading the 
Proclamation of the Estates, nor praying 
for William and Mary, 4th Sept. 1689, but 
acquitted by Privy Council ; dep. for 
neglect of duty, etc., 1st Oct. 1690 ; died 
Nov. 1691, aged about 52. He marr. 16th 
March 1669, Annas Paterson in parish of 
Cupar, and had issue — Andrew; Robert; 
George ; Margaret. — [St Andrews Tests. ; 
P. C Papers ; Peterkin's Constitut. of the 
Church."] 

THOMAS HARVIE, M.A. (Glasgow 
1665) ; was a min. in Ireland for 
thirteen years and afterwards in 
England ; attended the first meetings of 
mins. in Synod of Lothian after the 
Toleration ; adm. to Abbotrule in 1689 ; 
called 30th Sept., trans, and adm. 20th 
Oct. 1692; suspended 2nd Nov. 1699 for 
profaning the Lord's Day, etc. ; reponed 
by Synod 2nd Dec. that year ; dem. same 
month and went to Ireland, and settled at 
Donoch, near Londonderry ; died Feb. 1717, 
aged about 72. — [Edin. Tests.] 

JOHN AFFLECK, born 1670 ; chaplain 
to Margaret, Countess of Rothes ; 
licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 15th 
Feb., called 3rd July, and ord. 18th Dec. 
1700; died of fever in Edinburgh while 
attending the General Assembly 22nd May 
1740. He marr., and had issue — Elizabeth 
(marr. June 1744, John Dudgeon, tenant 
in Meikle Pinkerton, Dunbar). 

MATTHEW MITCHELL, M.A. (Edin- 
burgh, 26th Feb. 1739) ; called 23rd 
Sept. 1740; ord. 17th Sept. 1741; 
died 23rd March 1782. He marr. 20th 
Sept. 1749, Magdalene (died 8th Dec. 1777), 



1692 



1700 



1741 



daugh. of John Archibald, portioner of 
Drummaird, and had issue — Anna, born 
18th Aug. 1750, died 18th Dec. 1779 ; John, 
born 15th June 1752, died 11th Oct. 1768; 
Alexander, born 24th Aug. 1754, died 2nd 
Feb. 1780; James, born 12th May 1756; 
Marion, born 20th April, died 31st Dec. 
1758; Murray Matthew, born 13th Aug. 
1760, died 9th Sept. 1765. — [Fife Sas., 
xxxiii., 108.] 

ANDREW MURRAY, born 1749, son 
of Alexander M., min. of Duffus; 
educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen; M.A. (1774); licen. by Presb. of 
Elgin 8th Sept. 1779; pres. by David 
Boswell of Balmuto 17th July 1782; ord. 
13th March 1783 ; D.D. (St Andrews, 28th 
Dec. 1822); died Father of the Church 
29th April 1844. He marr. 28th June 1796, 
Janet Mackay, who died in Edinburgh, 
13th Dec. 1855, aged 81, and had issue — 
Alexander, born 23rd May 1797, died in 
Jamaica, 21st Oct. 1821 ; John, min. of 
Morton, born 27th Nov. 1798 ; Isabella, 
born 26th May 1800 (marr. 27th April 1830, 
William Lang, W.S.), died 30th March 
1891 ; Archibald, born 28th Jan. 1802, 
died 27th March 1806; Elizabeth, born 
9th Nov. 1804 (marr. 21st Sept. 1830, 
Walter Horsburgh, W.S.), died 1866; 
Andrew, born 2nd July 1806 ; Rebecca, 
born 23rd Dec. 1808 (marr. 11th June 
1839, William Stuart, Attorney in Ex- 
chequer); Charles, born 7th Sept. 1811. 
Publications — Accounts of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, i., and New Stat. 
Ace, ix.). 

PATRICK MACGREGOR GRANT, 
1844 k° rn Inverness-shire, 1805, son of 
Donald G., farmer, and Elspeth 
; educated at King's College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1836) ; app. schoolmaster of 
Banchory - Devenick 10th March 1836; 
pres. by John Irvine Boswell of Kin- 
causie and Balmuto ; ord. 27th Sept. 1844 ; 
became insane in 1885 ; died unmarr. in 
Edinburgh, 28th . March 1889. Mainly 
through his exertions, the chapel-of-ease 
at Lochgelly was erected into a parish. — 
[Henderson's Hist, of Banchory-Devenick, 
83.] 



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[PRESB. OF 



AKCHIBALD M'NEIL HOUSTON, 
1885 ^ 0rn Corraitt House, Ayrshire, 24th 
April 1860, son of William H. and 
Margaret M'Neil ; educated at Symington, 
Ayr Academy and Univ. of Glasgow ; MA. 
(1881), B.D. (1884) ; licen. by Presb. of Glas- 
gow 4th June 1884; assistant at Hyndland in 
1884, Hillhead, Glasgow, 1884-5 ; elected as 
assistant (under Belhaven Act), March, and 
ord. 3rd Aug. 1885 ; inducted to full charge 
3rd July 1889. Marr. 6th June 1894, Jane 
Nisbet, eldest daugh. of John Morrison 
Stewart, Greenhill House, Paisley, and has 
issue— Jane Henderson M'Neil, born 7th 
March 1895; Duncan M'Neil, lieut. 8th 
A. & S. Highlanders, born 1st June 1898. 
Publications — Glebe Leasing and Minerals 
(Church Law Society, 1908) ; edited Random 
Rhymes, by John Pinder [Peter Leslie, the 
Fife soldier poet] (Cupar, 1903); Avchter- 
derran,a Fife Parish History (Paisley, 1924). 

AUCHTERTOOL. 

[The church of Auchtertool belonged to 
the Abbey of Inchcolm.] 

WILLIAM THALLAND [or SHAL- 
1574 LAND, or CHILLANE], reader 
from 1574-87, when he was deprived 
by the General Assembly. He became 
factor for William Kirkcaldy of Grange. — 
[The Parish of Auchtertool, 33, 69]. 

JOHN MICHAELSON, M.A. ; min. in 
1588 1588 ; trans, to Markinch in 1589. 

JAMES TULLIS, brother of John T., 
._ min. of Wemyss, and maternal 
nephew of Andrew Bennet, min. of 
Monimail ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; M.A. (1587), adm. in 1590 ; pres. 
to vicarage by James VI. before 14th May 
1594; died Feb. 1603, aged about 36. 
He marr. Christian Wittre, who survived 
him, and had issue, John ; James. — [Edin. 
Tests. ; Records of Dysart.] 

DAVID MARTIN, born 1576, son of 
1805 the laird of Kilgraston, Perthshire, 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1595); pres. by James VI. 29th 
March 1605 ; died after a period of infirm 
health, 2nd Sept. 1636. He marr. Catherine, 



daugh. of Sir John Boswell of Bahuuto, 
and had issue — two sons, lawyers in King- 
horn and Burntisland. — [Tombst. ; Records 
of Dysart.] 

vWILLIAM BELL, M.A.; pres. by 
1636 Charles I. 24th Jan., and adm. 27th 
Nov. 1636; trans, to Dron (his 
native parish) 21st Nov. 1641. 

JOSHUA MELDRUM, M.A. ; pres. by 
1642 Sir Andrew Skene of Halyards Oct. 
1641 ; adm. 17th Feb. ; inst. March 
1642 ; trans, to Kinghorn 26th June 1651. 

ANDREW WALKER, M.A. ; called by 
165 _ the parishioners and Kirk-Session in 
Jan., and adm. 28th April 1652; 
trans, to Beith, Ayrshire, before 1665. 

JOHN WILKIE, son of Harry W., min. 
1665 °^ ^ rem y ss > educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; M.A. (23rd July 1658) ; 
adm. about 1665; died 18th March 1665, 
aged about 27. He marr. 9th Feb. 1665, 
Isobel, daugh. of David Lindsay of Pits- 
candlie. — [Lamont's Diary, 176 ; Inq. Ret. 
Gen., 4939.] 

THOMAS LITSTER, M.A. ; ord. 29th 
1665 Sept. 1665 ; trans, to Aberdour 16th 
Sept. 1668. 

JOHN BLAIR, M.A., min. in 1672; 
1672 trans, to Scoonie 10th May 1682. 

v HENRY BALFOUR of Hallbeath ; M.A. 
1686 (St Andrews, 28th July 1677) ; had 
testimonial for licence from Presb. 
of St. Andrews 24th May 1682; adm. in 
1686 ; dep. for contumacy (being a staunch 
Episcopalian) 22nd June 1693 ; retired to 
Hallbeath, where he died. — {Wemyss Sess. 
Reg. ; Sibbald's Fife.] 

MARTIN SCHANK, M.A.; called in 
July, and ord. 20th Sept. 1694 ; trans, 
to Newhills 29th April 1697. 

ANDREW ELLIOT, born 1674; licen. 
1700 ^ Presb. of Kirkcaldy 22nd Dec. 
1698; called 30th Oct. 1699; ord. 
29th Feb. 1700 ; elected Synod, clerk 26th 
Sept. 1710; conjunct clerk 27th Sept. 1726; 
died 1st July 1745. He marr. 8th Sept. 
1703, Margaret Forrester, who died 6th 
June 1754, and had issue — Helen. 



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79 



1787 



HENRY MOIR, a native of Linlithgow ; 
,„.„ licen. by Presb. of Linlithgow 18th 
April 1733 ; assistant at St Ninians ; 
pres. by James, Earl of Moray, Dec. 1745 ; 
ord. 1st May 1746 ; succeeded to the estate 
of his brother, the Rev. James M., D.D., 
of Edgcombe County, North Carolina, in 
1767 ; died 18th June 1786. He marr. 13th 
Feb. 1764, Lilias Stewart in the parish of 
Linlithgow, who died 26th Feb. 1788, and 
had issue — Jean, born 2nd Dec. 1764 ; 
Agnes, born 12th April 1767 (marr. pro. 10th 
April 1792, Alexander Cunningham, writer, 
Edinburgh). Publications — Sermons on 
Several Subjects and Occasions (Edinburgh, 
1759) ; Faith in Christ, the First and 
Principal Work in Christianity, a sermon 
(Edinburgh, 1764).— [The Parish of Auchter- 
tool, 81, 185.] 

JOHN SCOTT, pres. by Francis, Earl of 
Moray, Dec. 1786; ord. 10th May 
1787 ; trans, to Dalgety 1st March 
1797. 

FRANCIS NICOLL, M.A.; pres. by 
17 7 Francis, Earl of Moray, 26th July, 
and ord. 21st Sept. 1797 ; trans, to 
Mains and Strathmartine 19th Sept. 1799. 

DAVID GUILD, born 12th May 1765, 
son of William G., schoolmaster of 
this parish ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 
6th Oct. 1790; became tutor in family of 
General Wemyss of Wemyss, and that of 
the Earl of Moray ; pres. by Francis, Earl of 
Moray, 5th March, and ord. 8th May 1800 ; 
sometime clerk of Presb. and of Synod ; 
died unmarr. 9th July 1846. Publication — 
Account of the Parish {New Stat. Ace, ix.). 
— [The Parish of Auchtertool, 85.] 

WALTER WELSH, born at Caplegill 
on Moffat Water about 1799, son of 
John W., merchant, Liverpool (who 
was son of Walter W. and Jane Baillie, the 
maternal grandfather and grandmother of 
Jane Baillie Welsh (Mrs Carlyle)); educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Penpont; assistant to preceding; pres. by 
Francis, Earl of Moray, 23rd Nov. 1842 ; 
ord. (assistant and successor) 13th Sept. 
1843 ; died unmarr. 17th Dec. 1879. Thomas 



1843 



1886 



Carlyle and his wife frequently visited the 
Manse of Auchtertool, where Mrs Carlyle's 
" dearest and only uncle," " sole uncle of my 
house and heart," the father of the min., 
died in 1853. — [Stevenson's Auchtertool, 
133-42; Thomas Carlyle's Reminiscences; 
Mrs Carlyle's Letters, 143, 200.] 

ANDREW MILLER, M.A. ; adm. 3rd 
1880 J une 188 ° ' trans - to Bluevale, Glas- 
gow, 20th Nov. 1885. 

DONALD MACMILLAN, M.A. ; trans, 
from Wanlockhead, and adm. 29th 
April 1886 ; trans, to Kelvinhaugh, 
Glasgow, 8th July 1891 ; dem. that charge 

1923. (Cf.Vol.III.,419.) Publications— Life 
of Professor William Hastie, D.D. (Glasgow, 
1924); The Teaching in Socialist and Prole- 
tarian Sunday Schools (Glasgow, 1923). 

WILLIAM STEVENSON, born Mid- 
Kelton Farm, Castle-Douglas, 17th 
Dec. 1852, son of Robert S. (youngest 
son of James S. of Thriepwood, Renfrew- 
shire) and Marion, daugh. of John Whyte- 
ford, farmer, Willowyard of Beith, Ayrshire; 
educated at Balmaclellan School and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; M.A. (1878) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow June 1881 ; assistant at Campsie 
and Markinch ; ord. to Middle Parish, 
Perth, 28th Sept. 1882 ; trans, and adm. 
17th Dec. 1891; died 1st July 1908. He 
marr. 19th Sept. 1883, Isabella Walker, 
younger daugh. of Alexander Gibb, farmer, 
Auchmutie, Markinch, and had issue — 
Robert, Government surgeon, South Africa, 
served in East Africa, born 17th Feb. 1886 ; 
Isabella Walker, born 6th Aug. 1887; 
William Alexander, capt. H.L.I., born 
12th Feb. 1889, died of wounds at Valen- 
ciennes 20th Dec. 1917 ; Alistair, capt. 
R.A.M.C., born 13th Oct. 1890 ; Bertha St 
John, born 13th Nov. 1891 (marr. 6th Nov. 

1924, John Ernest Moir, Calcutta) ; Marion 
Whyteford, born 3rd Feb. 1893, died 31st 
Oct. 1894; James Whyteford, born 1st 
Nov. 1894, died 28th March 1895; John 
Whyteford, M.C., capt. 2nd H.L.I., born 
2nd April 1896. Publications — A Short 
Historical Account of the Kirk and Kirk- 
Session of Markinch (Cupar, 1882) ; Lecture 
on the History of St John's Church, Perth 



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AUCHTERTOOL-BUCKHAVEN-BURNTISLAND [presb. of 



1903 



(Perth, 1893); The Presbyterie Booke of 
Kirkcaldie from 1635 to 1653 (Kirkcaldy, 
1900) ; The Kirk and Parish of Auchtertool 
(Kirkcaldy, 1908). — [Memoir prefixed to 
Auchtertool. .] 
JAMES STEWART WATT IRVINE, 
born 17th Dec. 1878, son of James 
1908 Stewart Watt I., min. of South 
Ronaldshay ; educated at Univ.of Aberdeen; 
M.A. (1900), B.D. (1903) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Kirkwall in 1903 ; assistant at West Parish, 
Aberdeen, and St George's, Edinburgh; ord. 
3rd Dec. 1908. Marr. 14th April 1920, 
Louisa, daugh. of John Macnab Macgregor, 
min. of Kilmore. 

BUCKHAVEN (Q.S.). 

[A chapel was built here in 1902. On 

6th June 1913 the parish of Buckhaven 

was disjoined from Wemyss, Methil, and 

Milton of Balgonie.] 

. JAMES STORRY BANNERMAN, ord. 
15th July 1903 ; trans, to Newcastle- 
upon-Tyne 28th Oct. 1904 ; min. of 

Carntyne in 1913 (q.v.). 
JOHN MACKECHNIE, trans, from 
Beach Mission, Broughty Ferry, 

1905 23rd Feb. 1905 ; trans, to Stronsay 

17th Dec. 1907. 
ALEXANDER COLIN HENDERSON, 
M.A., B.D. ; sometime min. of Delt- 

1908 ing ; adm. 18th June 1908 ; trans, to 

Whalsay 8th Sept. 1910. 

WILLIAM DUNLOP, born Patna, Ayr- 
shire, 3rd Nov. 1866, son of James 
1911 D. and Agnes Galbraith; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Ayr 4th May 1892 ; assistant at Coltness 
in 1902; missionary at Buckhaven; ord. 
to Caledonian Church, London, 18th Oct. 
1906 ; trans, and adm. 23rd March 1911 ; 
adm. first min. of parish 7th June 1913; 
dem. July 1923. Marr. 19th Aug. 1908, 
Mary Grant Watson. 

JOHN W. SPENCE, born Arbroath 

19th June 1892, son of John S., min. 

1923 of St Modan's, Falkirk, and Janet 

Johnson ; educated at Westminster School 



and George Watson's College and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
1922; assistant at St George's-in-the-Fields, 
Glasgow ; ord. 27th Sept. 1923. Marr. (1) 
20th Feb. 1914, Mary Ann (died 17th Aug. 
1920), daugh. of John Pennycook, and has 
issue— Mary Evelyn, born 4th March 1915 : 
(2) 2nd Jan. 1921, Jemima Young, daugh. 
of John Walker. 

BURNTISLAND. 

[In old times this parish is often styled 
Kinghorn Wester or Little Kinghorn. It 
was at an early time disjoined from King- 
horn, always of old called Kingorn. The 
Parish Church was dedicated to St Serf. 
It belonged to the Abbey of Dunfermline. 
The ruins of the old church still stand at 
the Kirktoun. It consisted of a nave and 
chancel about seventy feet long. In 1592 a 
new and much larger church was built in the 
town, on a heugh overlooking the sea. On 
12th May 1601, when this modern church 
was still new, the General Assembly met in 
it. In that year there was a bad outbreak 
of plague in Edinburgh, and in various 
other populous places. Therefore the 
Assembly was called to meet at Burnt- 
island, which had a clean bill of health. 
King James VI. himself attended that 
Burntisland Assembly, and took an active 
part in its work. It was then that His 
Majesty called the attention of the Church to 
the need of a new and authoritative version 
of the Scriptures in English. The Assembly 
heartily took up the idea and appointed a 
committee to further it. In 1603, however, 
King James succeeded to the English throne, 
and his scheme for the revision of the Bible 
was carried out in England, resulting in the 
Authorised Version of 1611. The Parish 
Church, in which the Assembly met, is a, 
quaintly foreign-looking building. It is 
said to be the work of a Dutch architect. 
Fairs of St Serf, St Peter, and St Clement 
were held at Burntisland.] 

JOHN BROWN, exhorter in 1567; 
1667 reader from 1574 to 1589. 

ANDREW LAMB, min. in 1593 ; trans. 
1593 to Arbroath in 1596. 



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WILLIAM SYMSON, min. in 1597; 
_ 5g7 granted liberty by General Assembly, 
21st March 1600, to take another 
charge, as the Crown had refused to pay 
him any stipend ; trans, to Dunbarton in 
1601. 

WILLIAM WATSON, trans, from Old 
1601 Kirk, Edinburgh, and adm. by a 
committee of Assembly with advice 
of King James VI. in 1601 ; was one of 
eight mins. summoned to London by the 
King 21st May 1606 to confer with him 
with a view to carrying measures opposed 
to the former ecclesiastical policy. After 
an absence in London for five months the 
Session demanded his demission and he 
was ordered to confine himself to his own 
parish. This was recalled when certain 
articles were agreed to at Falkland 16th 
June 1608. In consequence of a riot in 
the burgh to which he gave countenance 
he was dismissed by the Privy Council 
and ordered to transport himself out of the 
burgh before 10th Jan. 1616. These per- 
secutions, however, rendered him only more 
popular with his parishioners. On 12th 
May 1609 the King assigned him 500 merks 
for stipend, which sum he bequeathed for the 
support of the minister in all time coming. 
He was trans, to Markinch in 1616. 

JOHN MICHAELSON, M.A. (St 
161 _ Andrews 1583) ; adm. to Auchter- 
tool about 1588; trans, to Markinch 
in 1589 ; signed petition against the intro- 
duction of Episcopacy, 1st July 1606, but 
showed his inconsistency by being nomin- 
ated Constant Moderator of Presb. by 
Assembly, Dec. that year ; was a member 
of the Episcopal party at the conference at 
Falkland 4th May 1609 ; app. clerk of the 
Diocesan Synod of St Andrews 9th Oct. 
1610; trans, and adm. 25th Jan. 1616; 
D.D. (1621) ; was one of the Commissioners 
for Church Discipline 21st Oct. 1634 ; dep. 
for contumacy 7th Feb. 1639. Being called 
upon to subscribe the Covenant 12th March 
1640, he excused himself on the ground of 
age and inability to travel but was given 
from 19th March till Whitsunday to comply, 
and on 9th July he was appointed to make his 
repentance within the Kirk of Burntisland, 

VOL. V. 



but did not do so. He marr. (1) Eupham, 
probably daugh. of John Halkhead, burgess 
of Kirkcaldy, and had issue — Agnes (marr. 
1623, Kichard Boss, burgess of Burntisland), 
died 1651 ; John, went to England, pres. to 
Chelmsford in 1623, died 1674; Andrew, 
declined the Covenant, and fled to England 
in 1640 : (2) Isabella Orrok, and had issue — 
Isabella, served heir to her mother 2nd May 
1633. Publications — The Lawfulness of 
Kneeling at Communion (printed by Baban, 
St Andrews, 1620) ; contributed Latin verses 
to The Pearle of Prayer by William Nairn, 
parson of Dysart (Edinburgh, 1630). — [Reg. 
Sec. Sig. ; Maitland Miscell. ; Inq. Ret. Fife, 
486; Fife Sas. Sec. Reg., ii., 293; Records of 
Dysart ; Baillie's Letters ; Leishman's John 
Michaelson (Scot. Feci. Soc. Trans., 1924).] 

ANDBEW LESLY, M.A. (St Andrews 

1640 1625); adm. 30th Jan. 1640; pres. 

by Charles I. 17th July, and coll. 

22nd Dec. 1641 ; died 4th April 1643, aged 

about 38. — [Reg. Sec. Sig.] 

JOHN SMITH, M.A.; trans, from 

164 „ Leslie; pres. by Charles I. 24th 

July, and adm. 18th Oct. 1643 ; 

trans, to Trinity Parish, Edinburgh, 17th 

March 1648. 

GEOBGE NAIENE, brother of Alex- 
164g ander N., factor of the barony of 
Aberdour; was on the Exercise in 
the Presb. of St Andrews 19th April 1643 ; 
adm. to Cameron 6th May 1646 ; called 
25th Feb., trans, and adm. 15th Aug. 1649 ; 
gave in a protest to the Presb. 3rd Dec. 
1651 against the Public Besolutions. He 
and nine other mins., who had met in a 
private house to draw up a supplication 
to Charles II., were seized and committed 
to the Castle of Edinburgh 23rd Aug. 1660, 
and his stipend sequestrated by the Com- 
mittee of Estates 25th Sept. that year ; 
deprived by Act of Parliament 11th June, 
and Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 
1662; died at Finglassie June 1670. He 
marr. Elizabeth (died before 3rd Sept. 
1681), daugh. of John Stevenson, citizen 
of St Andrews, and had issue — Elizabeth ; 
Cecilia.— [Fife Sher. Court Deeds, 15th Aug. 
1658; St Andrews Tests.; Acts of Farl.,vii., 



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[PEESB. OF 



56 ; App. 21, 66 ; Lamont's Diary ; Inq. 
Ret. Gen., 6327 ; Fife Sas., vi., 194.] 

HARRY MALCOLM, M.A. ; adm. 17th 
June 1663 ; trans, to Bendochy, 
having preached only one Sunday 
after July that year. 

WILLIAM LIVINGSTON, M.A. (St 
Andrews 1631); was a preacher in 
Presb. of Perth 11th April 1638; 
adm. to Dunbog in 1641 ; trans, to Falk- 
land 25th Dec. 1645; pres. by Charles II. 
4th June, trans, and adm. 10th Sept. 1663 ; 
was imprisoned 3rd Sept. 1672, for corre- 
sponding with Holland. He marr. Agnes 
Lindsay, and had issue— Mary (marr. (1) 
William Pierson, min. of Stirling: (2) 
Alexander Burgess, min. of Temple). — 
[Beg. Sec. Sig. ; G. R. Inhib., 17th April 
1662; G. R. Homings, 29th Jan. 1686; 
Fife Sas., iii., 109.] 

GEORGE CLARK, eldest son of George 
C. of Crowley, and Anna, daugh. of 
Patrick Hay of Burnthill ; had an 
Act of Assembly concerning him 22nd July, 
and a recommendation 9th Aug. 1648, and 
Act of Parliament 1st Aug. 1649; pres. 
by Charles II., and adm. 1st Aug. 1672 ; 
strangled himself in his house 7th June 
1688. The escheat of his estate was given 
22nd June that year to Andrew Irving, 
merchant, Edinburgh. He marr. (cont. 
19th March 1670), Isobel, daugh. of John 
Fraser of Kinmudy, and had issue — 
Alexander, merchant in Cracow in 1705 ; 
Margaret ; John ; Andrew ; Charles ; 
Robert ; Peter ; Anna. — [Acts of Pari., vi. 
ii. 517 ; G. R. Sas., xxxiii., 235 ; Privy 
Seal Eng. Reg., iv., 304 ; Reg. of Deeds, 
Durie, 20th July 1675.] 

GEORGE JOHNSTON, born 1643 
1688 M.A. (Edinburgh, 14th July 1659) 
adm. to Fala and Soutra 12th Jan 
1683 ; pres. by James VII. 17th July 1688 
dep. 20th Nov. 1691 for contumacy. He 
resided in Niddry's Wynd and had a meet- 
ing-house in Barringer's Close, Edinburgh ; 
died 20th Feb. 1729. Publication — Several 
Poems. — [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Greyfriars 
Burials ; Charteris' Scot. Writers.] 



JAMES PITCAIRN, caUed in 1688; 
1688 trans, to Kettle 15th April 1691. 

JAMES INGLIS of St Leonards, 
1693 f° rmer ly °f First Charge, Holyrood- 
house (q.v.); adm. to St Martins 
1st Feb. 1677 ; dep. after 21st Sept. 1681 ; 
reponed and returned prior 6th Dec. 1688 ; 
called 8th March 1692; adm. 15th Aug. 
1693; suspended 24th May 1699 for 
erroneous doctrine and negligence in 
ministerial duty ; purchased estate of St 
Leonards, Berwickshire. He marr. Eliza- 
beth, daugh. of John Holborn of Menstrie, 
and had issue — John ; Cornelius. 



1701 



JOHN CLEGHORN, M.A. ; called 26th 
March, and ord. 7th May 1701 ; trans, 
to Wemyss 7th Feb. 1711. 



[Calls were moderated in favour of 
Ebenezer Erskine, min. of Portmoak, and 
William Duguid, who had been licen. by 
the Presb. of Kirkcaldy 24th July 1710, 
and had obtained a presentation from 
Queen Anne 11th Nov. 1712. This being 
the first presentation after the restoration 
of patronage, gave rise to much opposition 
to the presentee, who, on account of his 
insolent behaviour to the Church Courts, 
was deprived of his licence by the General 
Assembly 9th May 1713. He was ord. by 
William, Bishop of Carlisle, 1714, and 
officiated at Arbroath and at Burntisland 
as an Episcopal clergyman.] 

HENRY ROBIN, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1714 3rd July 1693); licen. by Presb. of 
Haddington 18th Nov. 1697 ; assist- 
ant at Orphir ; ord. to Alva 27th Sept. 1699 ; 
called by the Presb. jure devoluto 5th July, 
trans, and adm. 14th Sept. 1714 ; dep. for 
adultery Aug. 1718; died Jan. 1734, aged 
about 61. He marr. (1) 24th July 1700, 
Anna, daugh. of John Haldan of Myre- 
toun : (2) July 1705, Annabell, daugh. of 
William Livingston of Greenyards, and 
had issue— William ; Jean : (3) April 1708, 
Agnes, daugh. of David Williamson, min. 
of St Cutbbert's, Edinburgh, and had 
issue — David ; Katherine. — [Greyfriars 
Burials ; Services of HeirsJ] 



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JAMES THOMSON, born 1683, son of 
-„._ James T. in Finmont, Kinglassie 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews 
licen. by Presb. of Cupar 23rd April 1712 
called 3rd March, and ord. 7th May 1719 
joined the Associate Presb. 7th June 
1738; dep. with seven others 15th May 
1740 ; became first min. of the Antiburgher 
Congregation, Burntisland ; had a call to 
Jedburgh Associate Congregation in 1742, 
but Presb. refused translation ; died May 

1766. He marr. 14th Aug. 1719, Mary, 
second daugh. of John Drew, merchant, 
Glasgow. — [Small's Hist, of U.P. Congs., 
ii., 362.] 

ROBERT SPEARS, born 1700, son of 
174 „ Robert S., Bo'ness, and Margaret 
Stewart ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow; MA. (1st May 1719); licen. by 
Presb. of Linlithgow 30th Aug. 1727 ; ord. 
to Second Charge, Linlithgow, 3rd April 
1728 ; called 27th July, trans, and adm. 
15th Sept. 1743 ; elected Synod clerk 10th 
April 1759, which office he dem. 8th April 
1777 ; died 14th Oct. 1773. He marr. 9th 
Nov. 1732, Jane (died 10th July 1768), 
daugh. of Alexander Dalgleish, min. of 
Linlithgow, and had issue — Alexander, 
min. of Kirkcaldy, born 11th Aug. 1733 ; 
Susanna, born 12th Sept. 1734 (marr. David 
Swan, min. of Scoonie) ; Margaret, born 
28th Feb. 1738 (marr. Robert Dalgleish of 
Scotscraig, min. of Ferryport-on-Craig) ; 
Hannah, born 12th April 1740 (marr. July 

1767, Vice -Admiral Sir William George 
Fairfax), died 12th May 1770; Robert, 
born 15th Feb. 1742; William, born 21st 
March 1744, died 11th March 1765; 
Cumberland, born 24th Aug. 1745, died 
21st June 1766 ; Jean, born 5th April 1750. 

JAMES WEMYSS, born 1750, second 
177g son of John W., Mains of Bogie, and 
Cecil, daugh. of Robert Durie ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. ; 
licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 23rd July 
1773 ; pres. by George III. 4th March, and 
ord. 9th Sept. 1779; died 2nd Feb. 1822. 
He marr. 1st Oct. 1783, Christian (died 
28th March 1834, aged 75), daugh. of 
Samuel Charters, solicitor, of H.M. 
Customs in Scotland, and had issue — 



John, born 11th June 1784, died 23rd 
April 1785; Samuel, born 17th Jan. 1786, 
drowned ; Christian, born 5th Sept. 1787, 
died 20th Feb. 1870 ; Cecil, born 25th Oct. 
1789 ; Margaret, born 22nd Oct. 1791, died 
20th Dec. 1882 ; Sir James of Bogie, Bart., 
W.S., born 30th April 1795, died 31st Dec. 
1849 ; Agnes, born 19th April 1797 ; Janet, 
born 1799 (marr. 31st Aug. 1826, James 
Leven, W.S.), died 26th June 1891. Pub- 
lications — A Scriptural View of Kings 
and Magistrates, and the Subjection and 
Obedience all Christians ought to yield 
unto them, a sermon (Edinburgh, 1794) ; 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, iv., xxi.] 

CHARLES WATSON, born Edinburgh, 
1820 22nd Jan. 1794, son of Charles W., 
cabinetmaker, Greenside, and Eliza- 
beth, daugh. of Patrick Heron (Heron's 
Court, Edinburgh); educated at the High 
School and Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. 
(28th May 1833) ; licen. by Presb. of Edin- 
burgh 27th Aug. 1817 ; pres. by George IV. 
in March, and ord. (assistant and successor) 
30th June 1820; D.D. (Aberdeen, Sept. 
1833) ; dem. on account of weakness of 
voice 5th April 1837. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843; died at Edinburgh 11th 
Aug. 1866. He marr. 1st June 1821, Isa- 
bella (died 31st Dec. 1887), daugh. of 
Robert Boog, Edinburgh, and Robina 
Elizabeth Anderson, and had issue — 
Charles, D.D., min. of the Free Church, 
Largs, author of a Commentary on the 
First Epistle of John, born 23rd Feb. 

1822, died 14th Jan. 1908; Robert Boog, 
LL.D., chaplain to the Forces in the 
Crimea and Indian Mutiny, afterwards 
Free Church min. at Madeira and Cardross, 
a noted conchologist and geologist, one of 
the staff of the Challenger, born 26th Sept. 

1823, died 13th June 1910; Elizabeth 
Robina Anderson, born 13th March 1825 
(marr. 16th Aug. 1849, Alexander Gordon 
MacGillivray,min.of RoseburnFree Church, 
Edinburgh), died 12th Sept. 1909 ; William 
Creech, born 28th Aug. 1826, died 1st April 
1828; Isabel Heron, born 16th Aug. 1828, 
died 1st Feb. 1831 ; Jane Christian, born 
28th Aug. 1830, died 9th Feb. 1831 ; Sir 



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Patrick Heron, M.D., LL.D., an eminent 
Edinburgh surgeon, born 5th Jan. 1832, 
died 21st Dec. 1907 ; Margaret, born 6th 
Aug. 1833, died 20th Oct. 1834; David 
Matthew, papermaker, Bullionfield, born 
3rd March 1835, died 14th Oct. 1904; 
Isabella Barbara, born 28th June 1837, 
died 7th Dec. 1847 ; David Tassie, born 7th 
March 1839, died 23rd March 1840; Ann 
Agatha, born 25th May 1841 (marr. 12th 
Jan. 1864, John Macpherson, merchant, 
New Zealand), died at San Diego, Calif ornia, 
13th April 1916. Publications — Hints on 
Christian Experience (Edinburgh, 1825 ; 
2nd edition, 1833) ; Three Addresses on 
Subjects connected with the Lord's Supper 
(Edinburgh, 1827; 3rd edition, 1832); 
Preparation for Death (Edinburgh, 1828) ; 
Prayers for Young Persons (Edinburgh, 
1831) ; Prayers for the Use of Families 
(Edinburgh and London, twenty edi- 
tions, 1832-1860) ; Memoir of Dr Andrew 
Thomson (prefixed to Sermons and Sacra- 
mental Exhortations) (Edinburgh, 1831); 
A help to Family Prayer (Edinburgh, 
1839) ; On the Intercession of Christ ; 
Divine Efficiency the Source of Christian 
Activity; The Gospel History of the Four 
Evangelists. He was sometime Editor of 
The Christian Instructor. — [C. B. Boog 
Watson's Alexander Cowan : his Kinsfolk 
and Connections!] 

JOHN AIRMAN WALLACE, pres. by 
1827 George IV. in Aug., and ord. (assist- 
ant and successor) 25th Oct. 1827; 
trans, to Hawick 10th May 1833. 

DAVID COUPER, born 1809, son of 
1834 J° nn C-> manufacturer, Dunfermline ; 
educated at Univs. of St Andrews 
and Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Dun- 
fermline 28th Sept. 1831 ; pres. by William 
IV. in April, and ord. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) 15th May 1834. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843 ; min. of Free Church, 
Burntisland, 1843-82 ; died 20th March 
1882. He marr. 16th Sept. 1845, Mary 
Bertram (died 5th May 1909), daugh. of 
Stephen Williamson, surgeon, Anstruther, 
and had issue — Mary Elizabeth, born 20th 
July 1846, died 5th Feb. 1851 ; Isabella, 
born 2nd Oct. 1848. Publications — Dying 



in the Lord, two discourses (Edinburgh, 
1847); Scottish Prelacy and Tractarianism, 
six numbers (Burntisland, 1850) ; God's 
Voice in the Storm, a sermon (Edinburgh, 
1868, Burntisland, 1878); Account of the 
Parish {New Stat. Ace, ix.) ; Sermon VIII., 
Lecture XXIII. (Free Church Pidpit, i., 
iii.). 

ROBERT WILLIAM FRASER, M.A. ; 
pres. by Queen Victoria 19th July, 
and ord. 8th Sept. 1843; trans, to 
St John's, Edinburgh, 21st March 1844. 

JAMES MACKINTOSH, M.A. ; ord. 
(by Presb. of Tain) first min. of 
St James's Church, Charlottetown, 
Prince Edward Island, 10th Aug. 1830 ; 
pres. by Queen Victoria 27th March, and 
adni. to this parish 2nd May 1844 ; dep. 
10th April 1848 ; died 9th June 1856. He 
marr. 18th March 1835, Matilda Williams, 
who died 23rd Aug. 1895, and had issue — 
James Mackenzie, born 25th May 1836 ; 
Henry Williams, born 31st Jan. 1838; John 
Scott, born 11th Nov. 1839; Eliza Male, 
born 10th June 1841. 



1849 



JOHN ROBIN, born 13th Dec. 1820, 
son of Robert R., farmer, and Sarah 
Adam ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; ord. to Northesk 26th Dec. 1845; 
pres. by Queen Victoria 30th April, trans, 
and adm. 29th June 1849 ; died in Edin- 
burgh 8th Dec. 1891. He marr. 2nd June 
1851, Mary Smith (born 7th Aug. 1825, 
died 22nd Nov. 1887) and had issue— John, 
born 6th, died 29th May 1852 ; Mary, born 
11th Oct. 1853; John, born 20th June 
1855 ; Martha, born 30th Aug. 1857. Pub- 
lication — Added Years, a sermon (Edin- 
burgh, 1853). 

JAMES EDGAR HILL, M.A., B.D. ; 



ord. (assistant and successor) in 
1873; trans, to St Paul's, Dundee, 
5th April 1877. 

ROBERT JAMES CAMERON, born 
Nova Scotia, 1843, son of Donald 
O, railway contractor, and Elizabeth 
Dunbar ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. and ord. by Presb. of Glasgow to St 
Andrew's Church, St John's, New Bruns- 



1873 



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wick ; adm. (assistant and successor) here 
20th Sept. 1877; died 5th Dec. 1879. He 
marr. Ann Fraser. 

JOHN MACALISTEE THOMSON, 
born 12th Jan. 1830, eldest son of 
Henry T., merchant, Bonhill ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1849); 
ord. to Penicuik 2nd March 1854 ; trans. 
to Third Charge, Stirling, 8th Nov. 1855 ; 
app. chaplain at Calcutta 22nd June 1859 ; 
trans, to Meerut in 1863 ; trans, to St 
Andrew's Church, Calcutta, 1867-79; ind. 
(assistant and successor) 18th and died 
suddenly in pulpit Sunday 28th March 
1880. He marr. 23rd June 1858, Frances 
Ann Bobertson, daugh. of James Paterson, 
M.D., 42nd Highlanders, and had issue — 
Henry Sinclair, born 25th April 1859, died 
at Rungamath, Buxa, Dooars, 13th Nov. 
1899 ; Ada Jemima, born Meerut, 26th 
Nov. 1862, died 4th Sept. 1866; Donald 
Sinclair, born 17th Sept. 1869, died 27th 
Oct. 1879. 

JOSEPH SAGE FINLAYSON, born 
1880 ■P ert h> 5tri March 1849, son of Alex- 
ander F., and Mary Sage ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1873); 
licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 17th May 
1877 ; assistant at St Andrew's, Glasgow, 
and Trinity, Edinburgh ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 21st Oct. 1880; died 2nd 
Sept. 1909. He marr. 21st April 1881, 
Jamesina, daugh. of James Macdonald, 
Moraystone, Petty, Inverness-shire, and had 
issue — James Macdonald, min. of Lonmay ; 
Alexander Wilson, min. of Campsie ; 
William Logie, min. of Kirkpatrick-Juxta, 
born 1st April 1887 ; Joseph Sage, lieut. 
7th Black Watch and King's African Rifles, 
born 22nd Aug. 1888 ; Alfred, 2nd officer 
Transport Service, born 21st May 1891. 



1910 



JOHN ROGAN [or RUGGAN], born 
Crawford, Lanarkshire, 8th Oct. 
1869, son of William R., and Eliza- 
beth Maxwell ; educated at Hutcheson's 
Grammar School and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1894); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
Oct. 1897; assistant at Gartsherrie; ord. to 
Assynt 8th June 1898 ; trans, to Logie- 
Coldstone 7th March 1902 ; trans, and adm. 



2nd March 1910 ; resumed name of Rogan 
Aug. 1918. Marr. 3rd June 1902, Christian 
Ann, daugh. of Thomas M'Ghie, Burnbrae, 
Rutherglen, and Mary Maxwell, and has 
issue — Mary Burns, born 11th March 1903 
Elizabeth Agnes, born 23rd June 1904 
Christian Anne, born 19th Oct. 1905 
William Henry, born 1st Jan. 1908 ; John 
M'Ghie, born 3rd July 1913. Publication- 
Edited with a Biographical Sketch, A 
Legacy from, a Scottish Manse, by John 
A. Ireland, minister of Gartsherrie (London, 
1918). 

DYSART, First Charge. 

[The old church of Dysart is dedicated 
to St Serf. It is now a picturesquely placed 
ruin, about 135 feet long, with a noble 
tower. Near the old church is St Serf's 
Cave, which has been utilised as a hermitage. 
The parish of Dysart was a prebend of the 
Collegiate Church of St Mary on the Kirk 
Heugh at St Andrews. A Second Charge 
for this parish has existed since 1607. A 
new parish church was built in 1802. 
There was within the bounds a chapel of 
St Denys.] 

ROBERT DANIELSTON, mentioned 
1560 as rector in 1560. He probably con- 
formed to Protestantism. 

ANDREW FORRESTER, made intima- 
156 tion to various persons 21st Oct. 
1565 of an assignation in his favour, 
by the Abbot of Lindores of certain sums 
of money and victual which they should 
have paid to the said abbot. In 1567 
Wemyss and Methil were also in his charge ; 
trans, to Falkirk before 1574. 

GEORGE SCOTT, brother of Thomas 
1574 S. of Abbotshall ; adm. to Kirkcaldy 
before 14th Dec. 1560; pres. by 
James VI. 25th May 1574, when Kirkcaldy 
and Wemyss were also in his charge ; was 
a member of Assembly March 1574 and 
Oct. 1581 ; dem. before 25th Oct., and died 
2nd Nov. 1582 and was buried at Kirkcaldy. 
He marr. Katherine Melvill, who survived 
him.— [Reg. Pres. ; Edin. Tests. ; Boohe of 
the Kirk ; Muir's Gleanings, 27.] 



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[presb. or 



JOHN YOUNG, eldest son of John 
Y., burgess of Edinburgh ; pres. by 
James VI. 24th Nov. 1582; died 
before 10th Nov. 1584, and had issue- 
John, died before 21st Nov. 1584.— {Reg. 
Sec. Sig., xli. 115, li. .168 ; Muir's Glean- 
ings, 27.] 

THOMAS WOOD, pres. by James VI. 
25th Nov. 1584, but probably not 



1584 



settled. 



1584 



WILLIAM MURRAY, second son of 
Patrick M. of Woodend and Eliza- 
beth, daugh. of David Murray of 
Carsehead ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (1582); pres. by James 
VI. 9th March 1584-5 ; was an unsuccessful 
applicant for the Archbishopric of Glasgow 
in 1615 ; died Sept. 1616, aged about 55. 
He marr. Margaret, daugh. of David Murray 
of Lochmiln, who survived him, and had 
issue — William, created Earl of Dysart and 
Lord Huntingtower 3rd Aug. 1643, died 
about 1651 ; Margaret (marr. John Paterson, 
min. of Oldhamstocks) ; Jean. — [Scots 
Peerage, iii., 398 ; St Andrews Tests. ; 
Muir's Gleanings, 28 ; Records of Dysart ; 
G. R. Jnhib., x\., 357 ; Booke of the Kirk.~\ 

WILLIAM NAIRN, M.A. (Glasgow 
1603); ord. to Kippen Dec. 1604; 
pres. by Margaret, Lady Sinclair, 1st 
Nov. 1616 ; coll. 21st July, and inst. 22nd 
Aug. 1617 ; got leave, 30th Sept. 1630, from 
Presb. to go to London "as the benefice 
is likely to be wronged " ; died Jan. 

1653, aged about 70. He marr. (1) 

and had issue — Margaret ; Elizabeth 
(probably marr. David Adamson, min. of 
Fintry) : (2) Nov. 1627, Margaret Cock- 
burn, and had issue — Walter, major in the 
Army; Barbara: (3) 18th Nov. 1640, 
Margaret Sibbald, who survived him. 
Publications — Christ's Starre (London, 
1625); The Pearle of Prayer, most pretioiis 
and powerful (Edinburgh, 1630). — [St 
Andrews Tests. ; Sed.-Book of Teinds ; 
Lamont's Diary, 52 ; Muir's Gleanings, 
28 ; Records of Dysart, 45 ; Fife Hom- 
ings, xxvi., 269.] 



1654 



1664 



[1649 JOHN AULD, reader.] 



JAMES WILSON, brother of David 
W., portioner of Pitblae ; M.A. (St 
Andrews 1638) ; became tutor to 
John, Earl of Rothes ; was adm. to the 
Exercise of St Andrews 22nd March 1643 ; 
adm. to Second Charge, 22nd May 1644 ; 
gave in a protest to the Presb. against the 
Public Resolutions 3rd Dec. 1651 ; trans, 
and adm. about 1654 ; dep. in 1661 through 
instrumentality of John, Lord Sinclair, by 
reason of some things that passed between 
them during the Engagement in 1648. He 
marr. (1) Margaret Allan : (2) 23rd Jan. 
1645, Mary Wood, and had issue — John ; 
Sara ; Margaret. — [Lamont's Diary, 141 ; 
Muir's Gleanings, 28, 76; Fife Homings, 
xxvi., 416.] 

JOHN ROBERTSON, trans, from 
Second Charge, Kirkcaldy ; pres. 
by John, Lord Sinclair, in Aug., 
and adm. 29th Oct. 1661 ; trans, to Grey- 
friars, Edinburgh, 6th Nov. 1662. 

JOHN ANDERSON of Balram ; M.A. 
(Glasgow, 1654) ; adm. to Saline 
28th Sept. 1659 ; pres. by John, 
Lord Sinclair, with consent of John Sin- 
clair of Herdmanston, his heir, 19th March, 
and coll. 17th Nov. 1663 ; adm. 20th Jan. 
1664; died between 6th March and 18th 
Sept. 1707, aged about 73. He marr. 8th 
Nov. 1662, Helen Ramsay, and had issue — 
Andrew of Balram ; Robert ; Marion, born 
1665 (marr. 26th March 1687, Sir John 
Lauder of Fountainhall, Lord of Session) ; 
Jean ; Margaret ; Helen. — [Lamont's Diary, 
169 ; Fountainhall's Diary ; Services of 
Heirs ; Muir's Gleanings, 28 ; G. R. Hom- 
ings, 17th April 1672, 28th June 1688; Fife 
Sas., xiv., 61.] 

DAVID PITCAIRN, born 1672, son of 
James P., min. of Kettle ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (30th 
Aug. 1693); ord. to Creich 27th Aug. 
1695 ; for refusing to go to the North 
and supply vacant pulpits, he was sus- 
pended by Commission of Assembly, and 
the church declared vacant 15th Sept. 
1700; app. chaplain to 26th Foot, and 
sentence of suspension taken off by 
Assembly 31st March 1705; called 23rd 



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1757 



Dec. 1707; adm. 8th Jan. 1708; died 
Father of the Church 18th April 1757. 
He marr. 1st July 1708, Catherine (born 
12th May 1682, died 3rd March 1758), 
daugh. of William Hamilton of Wishaw, 
and had issue — Henry, born 12th Sept. 
1709; Margaret, born 24th Sept. 1710; 
William, M.D., President Royal College 
of Physicians, born 9th May 1712, died 
23rd Nov. 1791; James, born 1713; 
Archibald, born 1714 ; Elizabeth, born 
1715; David, born 1717; Jean, born 1718; 
Mary, born 1719 ; Charles ; John, major 
of Marines, fired first shot in American 
War, born 1722, killed at Bunker's Hill, 
19th April 1775; Robert, born 1728 — 
Douglas's Baron., 479 ; Scots Peerage, ii., 
51 ; Anderson's House of Hamilton ; Scots 
Mag., lxxxi. ; The Fife Pitcairns, 417.] 

PATRICK MUIRHEAD,born 20th Oct. 
1718, younger son of John M. of 
Teggetsheugh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 31st Oct. 1750; ord. to Second 
Charge 10th May 1753; pres. by General 
James St Clair of St Clair in Oct., trans. 
and adm. 24th Nov. 1757 ; D.D. (Glasgow 
1776); died 17th Feb. 1807. With his 
brother John of Teggetsheugh he gave 
£100 for yearly prizes in the Humanity 
Class at Glasgow Univ. He marr. 14th 
Feb. 1761, Elizabeth (died 14th Feb. 1779), 
daugh. of John Muirhead, min. of Glas- 
ford, and had issue — John, born 16th July 
1762, died 20th Dec. 1772 ; George, D.D., 
min. of Cramond, born 11th Feb. 1764; 
Lockhart, professor of Natural History, 
Glasgow, born 30th Nov. 1765, died 23rd 
July 1829; Betty, born 20th June 1767, 
died 18th May 1771 ; Janet, born 27th 
Feb. 1769; William, born 14th Aug., and 
died 3rd Sept. 1770; James, born 11th 
Dec. 1772, died 19th July 1787 ; Margaret, 
born 21st July 1773, died 5th Nov. 1788; 
Ann, born 23rd June, and died 13th Dec. 
1775 ; Jean, born 6th Feb. 1777, died 20th 
Oct. 1779. 

GEORGE MUIRHEAD, son of pre- 
ceding ; trans, from Second Charge ; 
pres. by James, Earl of Rosslyn, and 

adm. 10th June 1807 ; trans, to Cramond 

24th Oct. 1816. 



1829 



* PETER BROTHERSTON, trans, from 
1816 Second Charge ; pres. by James, Earl 
of Rosslyn, in Nov., and adm. 2nd 
Dec. 1816 ; trans, to Alloa 26th Nov. 1828. 

DAVID MURRAY, born 26th March 
1787, son of David M., brewer's 
servant, Leith ; licen. by Presb. of 
Selkirk 5th July 1808; ord. to St Andrew's, 
Church, Dunfermline, 23rd Dec. 1813; 
trans, to Second Charge, Dysart, 23rd 
Jan. 1817 ; trans, to St David's Parish, 
Dundee, 27th Nov. 1823 ; pres. by James, 
Earl of Rosslyn, Dec. 1828 ; trans, and 
adm. 19th Feb. 1829 ; died 9th July 1850. 
He marr. 11th Jan. 1814, Margaret Suther- 
land (died 18th Oct. 1845), and had issue 
— Catherine Stevenson Wilson, born 31st 
Oct. 1814; David, born 3rd May 1816, 
died 19th July 1830; John Sutherland, 
born 12th May 1818; Margaret Mackie, 
born 10th July 1820; Lucy Hay, born 
5th Dec. 1822 (marr. William Anderson, 
min. of Walls and Flotta) ; Alexander 
Pitcairn, born 10th Sept. 1824 ; Lavinia 
Salmon, born 28th Jan. 1827. Publica- 
tions — The Blessedness of Early Religion 
exemplified in the History of Elizabeth 
Nicol (Edinburgh, 1821); The Parent's 
and Teacher's Assistant (1826) ; Sermons 
(Edinburgh, 1844) ; The Biblical Student's 
Assistant, by "Clericus" (Edinburgh, 1844); 
Account of the Parish {New Stat. Ace, ix.). 

WILLIAM MUIR, born Paisley, 30th 
1850 Aug. 1794, eldest son of William 
M., rector of the Burgh School ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow; ord. to 
Temple 19th Nov. 1839 ; trans, to Second 
Charge, 21st Sept. 1843 ; pres. by James, 
Earl of Rosslyn ; trans, and adm. 2nd 
Oct. 1850 ; died 1st Dec. 1864. He marr. 
(1) Christian Bain, who died 24th Jan. 
1845, and had issue — Christian, born 1st 
Jan., and died 4th April 1829; William, 
born 28th Feb. 1830, died 22nd July 1849 ; 
Margaret, born 16th Jan., and died 15th 
Oct. 1832; James, born 24th Sept. 1833, 
died 20th Dec. 1836; Jean, born 20th 
March 1836, died 12th March 1837 ; Mar- 
garet, born 18th Jan. 1838 ; Jean, born 
9th July 1839 ; James, born 20th Aug. 
1841 : (2) 25th Dec. 1850, Margaret Robert- 



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son, who died 25th Jan. 1889. He was 
a great antiquary. Publications — Notices 
from the Local Records of Dysart from 
1534 [Maitland Club] (Glasgow, 1853) ; The 
Antiquities of Dysart (Kirkcaldy, 1855) ; 
Gleanings from the Records of Dysart, 
1545-1796 (Edinburgh, 1862). 

JAMES SIMPSON, born 18th March 
1821, eldest son of James S., merch- 
1865 ant, Falkirk ; educated at Eelief 
Theological Hall and Univ. of Glasgow. 
Joined the Church of Scotland ; missionary 
at Buchlyvie in 1850; ord. to Port Brae 
Chapel, Kirkcaldy, 1857 ; trans, to Second 
Charge, 26th Jan. 1860 ; trans, and adm. 
17th May 1865; LL.D. (U.S.A.); died 
at Peebles, 17th June 1901, and interred 
there. He was blind for many years before 
his death. He marr. 4th June 1861, Mary 
(died 6th Sept. 1917), daugh. of David 
Edward of Balruddery, and had issue 
— Mary, born 17th June 1862; James 
Christian, M.D., captain R.A.M.C., a rarely 
gifted physician, born 12th May 1866, died 
at Cambridge, 27th June 1919. 

JOHN WAUGH GIBSON of Hali- 
ng,., fields, born Symington, 11th May 
1837, son of Laurence G. and Mary 
Waugh ; educated at Symington School 
and Braidwood Academy and Univ. of 
Edinburgh; M.A. (1861); licen. by Presb. 
of Kirkcaldy in 1865 ; assistant at Gala- 
shiels ; ord. to Second Charge 1st Sept. 
1865 ; trans, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 30th Sept. 1874 ; died 21st Aug. 
1906. He marr. 23rd July 1878, Catherine 
Elizabeth, only daugh. of William Poison, 
min. of Wemyss, and had issue — Laurence 
James Douglas, M.A., B.Sc, M.I.C.E., 
captain Transport Corps, born 8th April 
1879 ; William Poison Scott, captain Black 
Watch, born 12th March 1882; Arthur 
John Howieson, min. of St Andrew's, 
Glasgow, born 20th Oct. 1883; Herbert 
Robert Burnett, lieu t. -colonel I. M.S., born 
12th June 1885. 



HUGH MENZIES, born Gifford, 1869, 
son of James M. and Jane Easman ; 
educated at Falkirk High School 
and Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1894) 



1907 



B.D., (1897) ; licen. by Presb. of Linlithgow 
12th May 1897 ; assistant at Laurieston, 
Glasgow, 1897 ; ord. to Kirkmahoe 3rd 
March 1898 ; trans, and adm. 6th March 
1907. Marr. (1) 2nd June 1898, Jessie 
Nicholas (died 21st May 1912), daugh. of 
Robert Nelson, Pollokshields, and has issue 
—Margaret Skeoch, born 9th Aug. 1899 ; 
Jane Easman, born 28th Jan. 1902 : (2) 
1st Aug. 1916, Sarah Curran, younger 
daugh. of James Ness, Lonie Bank, Dysart, 
and has issue — Isobel E. P., born 12th 
Sept. 1917. 

Second Charge. 

JOHN SCRIMGEOUR, min. before 
30th June 1604 ; trans, to Kinghorn 



1604 



before 26th Feb. 1606. 



THOMAS HOG, son of Patrick H., 
_._ burgess of Kirkcaldy ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1599) ; 
was licentiate in Presb. of Brechin Nov. 
1602 ; ord. to Craig before 1607, in which 
year he was trans, to this charge ; deprived 
by Court of High Commission 22nd April 
1619, and confined to Orkney during His 
Majesty's pleasure ; dep. by Synod for dis- 
obeying Acts of Assembly at Perth, 25th 
April 1620 ; ordered to be confined in 
Orkney, but disobeying this order, he was 
charged toconfine himself within the bounds 
of Dysart and Kirkcaldy 24th June 1624. 
His deposition was recalled by Synod 23rd 
April 1628, and he was settled at Kennoway 
25th June 1640. 

WILLIAM SPITTALL, M.A. (St 
1828 Andrews 1622) ; nominated by the 
elders, etc., in 1626 ; appears to have 
got into financial difficulties and to have 
been imprisoned, for which the Archbishop 
directed the Presb. to prohibit him from 
preaching within their bounds. On 21st 
Feb. 1633, he was released from all pro- 
ceedings against him, and was continued 
min., but dem. about 1635 and went to 
Ireland. He marr. Jean, daugh. of Robert 
Kay, skipper, burgess of Dysart, and Jane 
Simson, and had issue — John. — \Inq. Ret. 
Gen., 5065 ; Reg. of Deeds, ccccxlii., 34 ; P. 
C. Reg., 2nd ser., ii., 143.] 



Kirkcaldy] 



DYSART 



89 



1636 



MUNGO LAW, M.A. ; adm. 2nd Oct. 
1636 ; trans, to Greyfriars, Edin- 



burgh, 27th March 1644. 



1644 



JAMES WILSON, M.A.; adm. 22nd 
May 1644; trans, to First Charge 



about 1654. 



1655 



1685 



i" JAMES BLAIK, M.A., son of Eobert B., 
min. of St Andrews ; regent in St 
Leonard's College there ; called 7th 
Jan., and adm. 25th April 1655 ; died at St 
Andrews 21st Oct. of that year, aged about 
29. Publication — Continuation of the Life 
of Mr Robert Blair {Blair's Autob. [Wodrow 
Society, 1848]).— [Lamont's Diary, 87, 94; 
Muir's Gleanings, 28.] 

EOBERT HONYMAN, trans, from 
Newburn; called 16th Nov. 1656; 
adm. 18th March 1657; trans, to 
Cupar 6th Aug. 1663. 

ROBERT LUNDIE, M.A.; ord. (by 
James Sharp, Archbishop of St 
Andrews) and adm. Sept. 1669 ; 
trans, to Leuchars Sept. 1684. 

JAMES ARBUTHNOT, M.A. (St 
Andrews, 23rd July 1674); pres. by 
James Cockburn of that ilk, 6th 
Feb., coll. 26th May, and adm. 24th Nov. 
1685 ; deprived by Privy Council 4th 
Sept. 1689, for not reading the Proclama- 
tion of the Estates, nor praying for 
William and Mary, but for James VII. He 
subsequently became a skipper. He marr. 
(cont. 23rd Nov. 1686) Christian, daugh. 
of Henry Boswell, portioner of Kirkcaldy, 
and had issue — Henry, born 1690 ; Jean. — 
[Muir's Gleanings, 28 ; Fife Sas., xv., 57 ; 
G. R. Homings, 13th Dec. 1688.] 

ANDREW WEDDERBURN, second 
son of James W., min. of Moonzie ; 
M.A. (St Andrews 1645); adm. to 
Liff 29th July 1650 ; deprived by Act of 
Parliament 11th June, and Decreet of 
Privy Council 1st Oct. 1664 ; retired to 
Anstruther Wester ; was summoned before 
Privy Council 31st July 1673 for holding 
a conventicle in his own house, and im- 
prisoned until he found caution ; adm. here 
in 1688 ; restored to Liff by Act of Parlia- 
ment 25th April 1690, but returned here the 



1638 



same year ; died in 1694, aged about 69. 
He marr. Jan. 1655, Elizabeth, daugh. of 
Andrew Daw, portioner of Sauchope, and 
had issue — Robert, H.M.S. Devonshire, 
died about 1697; Mary, bapt. 17th March 
1656 ; Margaret, bapt. 5th Jan. 1658, served 
heir 22nd March 1703 (marr. James Hal- 
soun, bailie of Anstruther Wester), died 
March 1708; Elizabeth, bapt. 26th Feb. 
1660.— [Reg. Mag. Sig., 20th Dec. 1664; 
Services of Heirs ; Muir's Gleanings ; 
Wedderbum Book, i., 50.] 

DAVID LOW, M.A. (St Andrews, 14th 

1699 ^ U ' y 1694 ) > * icei1 - by Presb. of Kirk- 
caldy 16th Feb., called 31st July, 
and ord. 13th Sept. 1699; died between 
22nd Oct. and 19th Nov. 1702, aged 
about 29. 

1 ALEXANDER BONTHRON, M.A. (St 
Andrews, 14th July 1694) ; licen. by 
Presb. there 7th Sept. 1699; called 
21st Sept. 1710 ; ord. 14th March 1711 ; 
died 4th June 1743, aged about 69. He 
marr. Margaret Wilson, who died 20th 
March 1773, and had issue — Henry, ship- 
master, Dysart ; Agnes ; David ; Margaret, 
born 1720 ; William, born 1722.— [Services 
of Heirs ; Muir's Gleanings, 28.] 

GEORGE KAY, trans, from Minto; 
1743 called 18th Aug., and adm. 8th Dec. 
1743 ; trans, to St Cuthbert's, Edin- 
burgh, 3rd Sept. 1747. 

GEORGE MUIRHEAD, M.A. ; trans, 
from Monigaff; called 29th Oct. 
1747; adm. 28th Jan. 1748; dem. 
on app. as Professor of Oriental Languages 
in Univ. of Glasgow (q.v.) 26th Dec. 1752. 

PATRICK MUIRHEAD, pres. 
by General James St Clair of St 
Clair in Jan., and ord. 10th May 

1753; trans, to First Charge 24th Nov. 

1757. 

ROBERT COLVILLE, licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh 20th May, pres. by 
General James St Clair of St Clair 
26th May, and ord. 14th Sept. 1758. A 
libel having been raised against him whereof 
he confessed to certain points, he was sus- 
pended 6th Oct. 1784 ; assigned part of his 



1748 



90 



DYSART 



[PRESB. OF 



stipend for supporting an assistant ; died 
23rd Jan. 1788. He marr. 2nd Sept. 1762, 
Marjory (died 28th Feb. 1775), daugh. of 
Hugh Glas, min. of Kettle, and had issue 
—Walter, born 1st Aug. 1763 ; Hugh, born 
20th May 1765 ; George, born 14th March 
1767; Douglas, born 4th March 1769; 
Jean, born 2nd Dec. 1772. Publications 
— Britain, a poem (Edinburgh, 1757); 
The Caledonian Heroine, or the Invasion 
and Fall of Sueno, the Dane, a poem 
(Edinburgh, 1771) ; Epithalaminm on the 
Marriage of . . . David, Viscount Stor- 
mont (London, 1776); Atalanta, a poem 
(London, 1777); Savannah, a poem (London, 
1780); The Downfall of the Roman Con- 
federacy, Canto I. (London, 1788) ; Poetical 
Works, 2 vols. (London, 1789); Extracts 
from his Synod Sermon; To the Memory 
of the Hon. William Leslie, a poem ( Weekly 
Mag., xxxii., xxxvi.). — [Lives of Eminent 
Scotsmen; Muir's Gleanings, 28.] 

GEOEGE MTJIBHEAD, pres. by 
17 __ Colonel James Sinclair of Dysart, 
in April, and ord. 4th Sept. 1788; 
trans, to First Charge 10th June 1807. 

CHRISTOPHER GEEIG, M.A. ; trans. 
lfi07 from St Andrew's Chapel, Dunferm- 
line ; pres. by James, Earl of Rosslyn, 
in July, and adm. 17th Sept. 1807; trans. 
to Leslie 26th Jan. 1809. 

^ PETEE BEOTHEBSTON, trans, from 
St Andrew's Chapel, Dunfermline ; 
pres. by James, Earl of Eosslyn, in 

June, and adm. 24th Aug. 1809 ; trans, to 

First Charge 2nd Dec. 1816. 

DAVID MUREAY, trans, from St 

1817 Andrew's Chapel, Dunfermline ; pres. 

by James, Earl of Eosslyn, Dec. 

1816 ; adm. 23rd Jan. 1817 ; trans, to St 

David's Church, Dundee, 27th Nov. 1823. 

JOHN THOMSON, born Kilberry, 1791, 
1824 son °^ -Daniel T., craftsman, Glasgow, 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow 24th April 1816 ; ord. 
to Leith Wynd Chapel, Edinburgh, 16th 
Nov. 1820 ; pres. by James, Earl of Eosslyn, 
2nd Dec. 1823 ; trans, and adm. 5th Feb. 
1824. Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; 



min. of Dysart Free Church in 1843 ; died 
24th March 1848. Publication — Sermon 
XG— [Free Church Pulpit, ii.]. 

WILLIAM MTJIE, trans, from Temple, 
1843 anc ^ a< ^ m - 21st Sept. 1843 ; trans, to 
First Charge 2nd Oct. 1850. 

JOHN WILSON, ord. 5th Dec. 1850; 
lg50 app. clerk to Presb. 1st July 1857; 
trans, to Methven 15th Dec. 1859. 

JAMES SIMPSON, LL.D. ; trans, from 
i860 ^ 0T ^ ^ rae Chapel, Kirkcaldy, and 
adm. 26th Jan. 1860 ; trans, to First 
Charge 17th May 1865. 

JOHN WAUGH GIBSON, M.A. ; ord. 
1865 ls * Sept. 1865 ; trans, to First Charge 
30th Sept. 1874. 

PETEE ANTON, ord. 7th Jan. 1875; 
1875 trans, to Kilsyth 16th Feb. 1881. 

MALCOLM MACLEAN MACNEILL, 
born Glasgow 1844, son of Eobert M., 
portioner ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Dunbarton, 
23rd Nov. 1870 ; assistant at Cairndow, 
1870-3; ord. 25th March 1873; app. by 
Colonial Committee to Mount Forest, 
Ontario, 14th Aug. 1873 ; res. in 1876 ; 
adm. to Banton 15th Oct. 1877 ; trans, to 
Langside 18th Nov. 1878 ; trans, to Bridge- 
gate, Glasgow, 23rd Sept. 1879 ; trans, and 
adm. 1st Sept. 1881 ; D.D. (Knox College, 
Toronto) ; Ph.D. (Giessen, 1894) ; died 8th 
June 1904. He marr. 20th Oct. 1874, 
Elizabeth Thomson (died 23rd Aug. 1908), 
daugh. of William Forrest, feuar, and Mary 
Cochrane Brown, and had issue — Mary 
Forrest, born 22nd Sept. 1875 ; Malcolm 
James, born 17th Feb. 1877; Eobert 
William Forrest, born 21st Feb. 1880; 
Alfred George, born 27th March, died 2nd 
Oct. 1881 ; John Maclean, born 8th July 
1885, died 15th April 1886. Publications 
— The Home Beyond, or Glimpses of the 
Children's Portion (1898) ; An Outline of 
the History of Ancient Philosophy (1900) 
Elijah, his Life and its Lessons (1900) 
Clyde, his Life and its Lessons (1903) 
The Being of God (1903). 



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DYSART— KENNOWAY 



91 



DAVID ALEXANDEE MOKEISON, 
1904 k° rn Dairy, Ayrshire, 7th Jan. 1870, 
son of Walter M. and Jean Scouller ; 
educated at Townend Public School, Train- 
ing College, Glasgow, and Univ. of Glas- 
gow; M.A. (1895), B.D. (1899); teacher, 
Govanhill Public School, 1893-6 ; licen. by 
Presb. of Irvine 2nd May 1899 ; assistant at 
Inversnaid (Buchanan) and Uddingston ; 
ord. 10th Nov. 1904. Marr. 21st Sept. 
1905, Jane (died 8th Nov. 1920), youngest 
daugh. of John M'Farlane, bailie of Govan, 
and has issue — John M'Farlane, born 14th 
April 1907; Walter Alexander, born 23rd 
Aug. 1908; Jean Blackadder May, born 
2nd Dec. 1911. 



KENNOWAY. 

[The church of Kennoway was dedicated 
to St Kenneth. It belonged to the Priory 
of St Andrews. A fair of St David was 
held at Kennoway. The bell of the old 
church, demolished in 1849, has the legend, 
" I'm for the Kirk o' Kennochi." It is now 
at Borthwick Hall, Midlothian.] 

JOHN KOW, M.A.; adm. April 1560, 
before Eef ormation fully established ; 
trans, to Perth in July that year. 



1565 



ALEXANDEE SAUCHIE, Canon of St 
Andrew's Priory ; reader, 1565-6. — 



[Process in Beg. House.] 



JOHN SYMSON, Canon of St Andrew's 
Priory ; schoolmaster in this parish ; 
adm. to Scoonie in 1566 ; had Kenno- 
way also in his charge in 1567, and Mark- 
inch and Methil in 1574 ; pres. to the 
vicarage here by James VI. 15th Dec. 
1575, and removed here; died 9th Nov. 
1581. He marr. Janet Ballingall, who 
survived him and marr. (2) James Law, 
burgess of Dysart. — [Edinburgh Tests. ; 
Fife Sheriff-Court Book, 30th July 1583.] 

EOBEET WOOD, pres. to the vicarage 
by James VI. 4th Dec. 1582 ; trans, 
to Anstruther in 1584, but returned 
here as reader in 1586 ; still min. in 1589. 



EOBEET HAMILTON, M.A. (St 
15go Andrews, 10th Dec. 1586); men- 
tioned as min. in Eegister of 1590 ; 
was dead before 5th June 1595, when Helen 
Hamilton, daugh. of min. of St Andrews, 
had a still-born child by him. — [St Andrews 
Kirk-Sess. Beg., ii. 797.] 

WILLIAM SCOTT, M.A.; min. in 1593 ; 
pres. to the vicarage by James VI. 
before 15th April 1603; trans, to 
Cupar in 1604. 

GEOEGE NAIEN, M.A. (St Andrews, 
26th Nov. 1586) ; adm. to Kemback 
12th Dec. 1596 ; trans, and adm. 
1604; died before 4th April 1611. He 
marr. Elizabeth Campbell, who survived 
him and had issue, five children, to whom 
the Synod, 23rd April 1612, agreed to pay 
£4000.— [Beg. Assig.] 

JAMES SYMSON, M.A. ; adm. 20th 
Aug. 1611 ; trans, to Kirkcaldy in 



1611 



1627. 



FEEDEEICK CAEMICHAEL, M.A. ; 
pres. by Charles I. 21st April 1627 ; 
trans, to Markinch 11th June 1640. 

THOMAS HOG, M.A. ; formerly of 
1640 Second Charge, Dysart (q.v.); adm. 
25th June 1640 ; pres. by Charles I. 
8th Sept. ; coll. 16th Nov. 1641 ; died 22nd 
June 1652, aged about 73. He marr. 
Elizabeth Carmichael, who survived him 
and had issue — Patrick. — [St Andrews 
Tests.; Beg. Sec. Sig. ; Lamont's Diary, 
42; Muir's Gleanings, 28, 56; Becords of 
Dysart ; Eow's Hist.] 

EOBEET MEECEE, fifth son of James 
M. of Clevage ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; M.A. (1618) ; adm. to 
the Exercise at Perth 4th Sept. 1622 ; became 
chaplain to William, Lord Cranstoun ; on 
the Exercise in Presbs. of St Andrews, 10th 
March 1647, Jedburgh and Perth ; called 
3rd Oct. 1652 ; adm. after 27th Jan. 1653 ; 
had sasine of an annual rent of £800 from 
lands of Morickmains and others Sept. 1666; 
died Feb. 1682, aged about 84. He marr. 
(1) July 1653, Alison Cranstoun, gentle- 
woman to Mary, Lady Cranstoun (she died 
in childbed 24th Oct. 1657, aged 39), and had 



92 



KENNOWAY 



[PRESB. OF 



issue — Cecil (marr. Alexander Cockburn, 
Regent of Philosophy in Univ. of Edin- 
burgh) ; Alison: (2) 28th April 1659, 
Eupham, second daugh. of Robert Durie 
of Easter Newton, and had issue — Robert. 
— [Lamont's Diary, 52, 116 ; St Andrews 
and Peebles Tests. ; New Gen. Reg. of Sas. 
xv. ; Tombst. ; Kennedy's Aberdeen, ii.] 

GEORGE CHALMERS, a native of 
Aberdeen ; MA. (Aberdeen, 13th May 
1674); adm. before 7th Oct. 1685; 
deprived by Privy Council 9th Sept. 1689, 
for neither reading Proclamation of the 
Estates, nor praying for William and Mary ; 
went to England ; pres. to Rectory of Ford 
by Francis Blake of Ford ; inst. (at London) 
22nd Nov. 1689; ind. 5th March 1690; D.D. 
(Aberdeen) ; died Jan. 1722, aged about 68. 

He marr. Elizabeth , who predeceased 

him, and had issue — Francis, served heir 
30th Nov. 1723. — [Ford Beg.; Hutchinson's 
Northumberland, i. ; Tombst. ; Services of 
Heirs.] 

THOMAS RUSSELL, son of Thomas 
R., portioner of Kettle; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (24th 
July 1680). In an Episcopal pamphlet he 
is said to be "a coal-grieve in Fife, altogether 
ignorant of Latin," and that at his trials the 
Presb. acknowledged his want of gifts, but 
that he "had grace which was sufficient." 
Principal Rule states that every word of 
this is false and that he " had a fair measure 
of learning and a very good gift of preaching 
and praying"; ord. 8th Oct. 1690; died 1st 
Dec. 1714, aged about 54. He marr., and 
had issue — David, surgeon, Kennoway, 
served heir 11th Oct. 1733 ; John.— [Rule's 
Sec. Vindication ; Gen. Reg. Sas., lxiii. 184, 
lxxiv. 227 ; Ret. Fife, 300.] 

ROBERT PONTON, born 1680 ; M.A. 
(Edinburgh, 13th July 1698); became 
chaplain to the family of George, 
Earl of Leven and Melville, at Raith ; 
ord. to Kinghorn 3rd Dec. 1707; called 
22nd June 1715 ; trans, and adm. 29th Feb. 
1716; died 3rd April 1748. He marr. 12th 
Sept. 1711, Christian (died at Leith 6th Jan. 
1756), daugh. of Sir William Lockhart, 
Solicitor General, and had issue — Robert; 
Elizabeth; Mary (marr. 28th April 1759, 



1716 



Walter Scott, Edinburgh). — [Edin. and 
St Andrews Tests. ; Tombst. ; Cunningham's 

Kennoway, 27.] 

NEIL BETHUNE, born 1722, eldest son 
175 _ of John B., farmer, Bunerick, Skye ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. ; became schoolmaster of Leslie ; 
licen. by the Presb. of Kirkcaldy 23rd July 
1747 ; pres. by George III. 12th April 1748, 
and about the same time app. missionary 
at Fort William. After some opposition 
(which gave rise to the Secession Congre- 
gation at Kennoway) he was ord. here 30th 
Aug. 1750 ; died 29th Dec. 1771. He marr. 
2nd Feb. 1757, Janet (died 21st March 1770), 
daugh. of Andrew Jamieson of Wester 
Newton, and had issue — Henry, born 18th 
Dee. 1757, died 27th July 1758 ; Maxwell, 
born 8th Dec. 1759 ; Margaret, born 19th 
Dec. 1760 (marr. Andrew Duncan, min. of 
Auchterarder) ; Andrew, born 19th Aug. 
1763 ; Jean, born 16th Feb. 1767, died 14th 
Feb. 1826. — [Genealogy of the Bethtcnes."] 

PATRICK WRIGHT, born 1744, son of 
1TO2 Patrick W., farmer at Braeside of 
Arbirlot ; was tutor in the family of 
James, Earl of Balcarres ; licen. by Presb. 
of St Andrews 9th May 1770; pres. by 
George III. 31st Jan., and ord. 24th Sept. 
1772. After many years of bad health he 
died unmarr. 21st Feb. 1831. Publication 
— Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, xiii.). 

- DAVID BELL, born 1799, son of James 
1R „. B., schoolmaster of Uphall ; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Linlithgow 27th April 1826 ; was 
employed as a tutor and was schoolmaster 
at Girvan; pres. by William IV. 21st 
March and ord. 8th Sept. 1831 ; clerk to 
Presb. from 1844 to 1st July 1857; died 
suddenly 7th April 1865. He was much 
loved by his parishioners, to whose welfare 
he devoted himself greatly. He marr. 29th 
May 1830, Sarah Scott, Portsea, who died 
23rd Aug. 1833, and had issue— Augustus 
Clifford, Indian Chaplain, born 12th April 
1832 ; James Latimer Scott, born 28th July 
1833, died 23rd May 1843. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Neiv Stat. Ace, ix.). 



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93 



1888 



DAVID STEWART, born Tannadice 

1865 12t k AP"1 1829 > son of S. and 

Agnes Thornton ; educated at Tanna- 
dice School, Grammar School, Aberdeen, 
and Univs. of Aberdeen (MA. 22nd March 
1858) and St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of 
St Andrews 13th May 1857; assistant at 
Boarhills ; ord. to Strathkinness 13th Dec. 
1860. He read Principal Tulloch's Lectures 
during his absence, 1863-4, and Dr Cook's, 
1864-5 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 4th May ; 
trans, and adm. 31st Aug. 1865 ; died 6th 
July 1887. He marr. (1) 5th Feb. 1861, 
Jessie (died 21st April 1872), fifth daugh. of 
Hugh Philip, Pilmour Links, St Andrews, 
and had issue — Agnes Thornton, born 
21st Dec. 1861, died 4th Aug. 1862 ; Jessie 
Philip, born 4th June 1863 : (2) 29th Dec. 
1874, Catherine Herd (died 20th Nov. 1917), 
second daugh. of William Kilgour of Glaslie. 
— [The Fife Pulpit, 129-137.] 

JAMES SMITH SIMPSON, born 31st 
Jan. 1855, son of James S. and Anne 
Smith ; educated at Leslie Parish 
School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh May 1880 ; assistant 
at Canongate Parish 1880-3 ; ord. to Stob- 
hill 11th July 1883 ; trans, and adm. 14th 
Feb. 1888 ; died 1st Dec. 1924. Marr. 17th 
Sept. 1901, Emily Frances, daugh. of William 
Stewart of Ballylaggan, County Derry, and 
has issue— Margaret Frances Moriarty, born 
9th July 1902 ; Annette Elmslie Braid, born 
3rd April 1905 ; Kathleen Bride Moriarty, 
born 17th June 1908 ; Eileen Mary Stewart, 
born 11th March 1914. 

KINGHORN EASTER. 

[Kinghorn, of old Kingorn. The church 
of Kingorn (Ceann gorm, " the green head- 
land") was dedicated to St Serf. It belonged 
to the Abbey of Dunfermline. There was 
within the bounds a chapel of St James. 
On the night of 19th March 1286, King 
Alexander III. was killed by a fall from 
his horse near the seashore in this parish. 
A fair of St James was held at Kinghorn.] 

DAVID WOOD, was charged 13th Jan. 

1562 before the Superintendent and 

156 ministry of St Andrews with injuring 

and defaming John Brown, the reader in 



1566 



this parish, by calling him "a hypocrite, 
an idolater, a mass-monger, and rascally 
knave." He was ordered to pass to the 
church and confess he had exceeded his 
office in discharging the said John from his 
post and to ask his and the congregation's 
forgiveness. He was also deprived until he 
should obtain a new admission to office. — 
[Maitland Miscell., iii. ; Wodrow's Biog.] 

'1562 JOHN BROWN, reader. 

^THOMAS BIGGAR, born 1540, a 
member of the Chapter of St 
Andrews before the Reformation ; 
adm. in 1566. In 1574 Kinghorn Wester 
and Auchtertool were also in his charge ; 
pres. to the vicarage by James VI. 18th 
July 1570 and 23rd April 1601 ; died 4th 
Jan. 1605. He marr. Elizabeth Colvin, and 
had issue — Thomas, reader in the parish 
and "scribe to the Session," suffered for 
non-conformity in 1621, born 1574, died 
1st Jan. 1641, " while registrateing the pro- 
cedingis of the Session in the execution of 
dycipline"; Elizabeth. — [Acts and Dec, 
xlix., 123 ; Reg. Sec. Sig., cxi., 141 ; Edin. 
Tests. ; Monteith's Mort., 240 ; Wodrow's 
Biog. and Miscell. ; Calderwood's Hist., iii. 
187, vii. 514.] 
JOHN SCRIMGEOUR of Wester Bow- 
hill, Auchterderran, born about 1567, 
son of William S. of Myres; proposed 
for Auchtermuchty 22nd June 1592 ; was a 
min. without charge in Presb. of Dundee 
5th Nov. 1602 ; adm. to Dysart before 1604; 
trans, and adm. here before 26th Feb. 1606. 
When the six brethren were tried at Lin- 
lithgow 10th Jan. 1606 for holding the 
General Assembly at Aberdeen in opposition 
to the King's command, he accompanied 
them to their trial and went to prison with 
them. At the Synod in Aug. 1607 he 
opposed the Archbishop taking the chair 
in right of his office. For this he was con- 
fined to his parish by Royal command 24th 
Sept. but was afterwards allowed freedom 
within the bounds of the Presbytery, and 
was relieved from his confinement 28th 
July 1614. He joined in a Protest with 
fifty-four other mins. for the Liberties of 
the Kirk 27th June 1617, and in the next 
year at the General Assembly at Perth, he 



1606 



94 



KINGHORN EASTER 



[PRESB. OF 



boldly, though not a member, opposed the 
Five Articles and tendered reasons against 
each of them. He was cited before the 
Court of High Commission, 26th Jan. 1620, 
for not observing holy days and not 
administering the Communion in con- 
formity -with the conclusions of the Perth 
Assembly, and compearing, was deprived 
1st March that year of all function in the 
Kirk and ordered to be, within six days, 
confined to his own house of Wester 
Bowhill. Notwithstanding this he preached 
in his own pulpit on the day appointed for 
the admission of his successor and on two 
other occasions ; died at Wester Bowhill 
1634, bequeathing fifty merks to the poor 
of the parish. He marr. Grizel, daugh. and 
co-heiress of Kobert Forrester of Boquhan, 
who survived him, and had issue — James 
of Wester Gartmore ; Henry ; Gilbert ; 
Isabella ; Christian ; Helen. — [Beg. Mag. 
Sig., vii., 488 ; G. R. Homings, xxviii., 43 ; 
G. R. Inhib., xxvi., 43 ; St Andrews Tests. ; 
G. B. Sas., xxxii. 40, xlvi. 279; Beg. of 
Deeds, lxii., 192 ; Calderwood's Hist., vi. 
454, 457, 678, vii. 256 et seq. ; Fleming's 
Fulfill, of Scripture ; Fraser's Melville 
Book, i., 189 ; Livingston's Characteristics ; 
Fife Sas., ii., 153.] 

ALEXANDER SCRYMGEOUR, son 
1620 °^ Al exanc ler S., bailie, Dundee ; a 
scholar in 1584; M.A. ; adm. to Benvie 
about 1591 ; adm. to Inchture in 1606, and 
still retaining Benvie was ordered to demit 
same by the Synod in 1614 ; trans, and 
adm. Nov. 1620, none of the people con- 
senting except John Boswell of Piteddie. 
At a visitation, 6th Aug. 1622, Archbishop 
Spottiswood received certain elders to the 
Kirk-Session, whom S. had displaced 
because they would not kneel at the Lord's 
Supper, and desired them to take him by 
the hand, and accept him as their min., 
which they did. He died between 11th April 
1639 and 15th June 1641. He marr. Agnes 
Ramsay, and had issue — Christian (marr. 
David Ramsay, min. of Cortachy) ; David. 
—[Calderwood's Hist., iv. 649, 652, v. 609, 
vi. 22, vii. 106 ; St Andreics Tests. ; Burnt- 
island Sess. Beg. ; Beg. of Deeds, cci., 123 ; 
Dundee Burgess Roll, 9th Sept. 1595.] 



JOHN MONCREIFF, son of Andrew 
1639 ^■•' m * n " °^ ^rail i educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews ; M.A. (1626) ; adm. 
to Collessie before 7th Oct. 1628 ; trans, 
and adm. (colleague) 11th April 1639 ; 
accompanied the army to England in 1644, 
and was present at the Battle of Marston 
Moor ; was a member of Commission for 
visiting Univs. of St Andrews and Edin- 
burgh in 1649 ; died Oct. 1650, aged about 
45. He marr. Susanna Morton, and had 
issue — John ; Alexander ; Elizabeth ; 
Katherine ; Anna ; Christian ; Mary. — [St 
Andrews Tests. ; Lamont's Diary, 24 ; Inq. 
Ret. Gen., 2853 ; Baillie's Letters ; Acts and 
Dec, dxxvi., 243 ; Balfour's Hist. Works.] 

JOSHUA MELDBUM, M.A. ; trans. 
16S1 from Auchtertool, and adm. 26th 
June 1651 ; trans, to Trinity Parish, 
Edinburgh, 5th Nov. 1662. 

GILBERT LYON, son of Patrick L. and 
brother to Patrick L., Lord Carse; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (23rd July 1658) ; became chaplain to 
the Laird of Balfour, younger, and though 
" having only one eye," was ord. by George, 
Bishop of Edinburgh, 24th April, and 
adm. 20th May 1663 ; nom. Synod clerk by 
Archbisbop 21st April 1680; D.D. (St 
Andrews 4th Dec. 1684); died 9th April 
1685, aged about 47. He marr. Oct. 1676, 
Jean, daugh. of Alexander Orrok of Orrok 
(who survived him and marr. (2) Alexander 
Ramsay, min. of St Giles, Edinburgh), and 
had issue— Patrick, born 1678 ; Alexander ; 
Sibella, bapt. 13th Sept. 1683; Margaret, 
born 1684. — [Lyon Family Tree ; Lamont's 
Diary, 162 ; St Andrews Tests. ; Lnq. Reg. 
Gen., 7452 ; Frivy Seal Eng. Reg., v., 112.] 

PATRICK LYON, fourth son of William 
L. of Easter Ogil ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews; M.A. (24th July 
1675); ord. to Tannadice before 1st Nov. 
1682; trans, and adm. 19th May 1686; 
conformed to the Civil Government at the 
Revolution, but having prayed for James 
VIII. and sat in the pulpit while the Earl 
of Mar's Proclamation was read 9th Oct. 
1715, he fled the parish 20th Dec. that year 
on the arrival of the Government Forces ; 



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95 



was dep. for contumacy 11th April 1716, 
set up a meeting-house in the town, but 
was inhibited by the Justices of the 
Peace for the county, which sentence was 
confirmed by the Lords of Session 20th 
Nov. 1717. He afterwards preached at 
Peebles. He marr. (cont. 5th Jan. 1683, 
Margaret, daugh. of George Halliburton, 
portioner of Denhead), and had issue — 
William, surgeon, London ; Robert ; Helen 
Liston, born 1686. — [Peebles Presb. Beg.; 
Fife Sas., xv., 379 ; Rule's Sec. Vindication ; 
Services of Heirs ; Case of Greenshields.'] 

ROBERT PONTON, M.A. ; called 7th 
Sept., and ord. 3rd Dec. 1707 ; trans. 
to Kennoway 29th Feb. 1716. 

JAMES HENRY, born 1678 ; M.A. (St 
1716 Andrews, 23rd July 1697) ; licen. by 
Presb. of St Andrews 28th March 
1701 ; ord. to Creich 23rd Sept. 1702 ; 
called 19th Sept., trans and adm. 13th 
Dec. 1716; died 29th Oct. 1758. He 
bequeathed £400 to the poor of the parish 
and £300 to found a bursary in Univ. of 
St Andrews. He marr. Helen, daugh. of 
Thomas Forrester, Principal of New 
College, St Andrews. 

THOMAS WEBSTER, born 1731 ; M.A. 
175g (St Andrews 1750); ord. to Clunie 
23rd Sept. 1755 ; pres. by John, Earl 
of Strathmore, 5th Feb., trans, and adm. 
26th July 1759 ; dem. 24th Nov. 1779, 
having given offence to his parishioners by 
not opposing the Catholic Toleration Bill ; 
died at Bath, 6th July 1816. He marr. 
8th June 1756, Elizabeth (died 23rd June 
1758), daugh. of James Meik, portioner of 
West Banchory, and had issue — Katherine, 
born 14th Sept. 1757, died 24th March 1772. 

JOHN USHER, born 1753; licen. by 
780 Presb. of Kirkcaldy 22nd Dec. 1779 ; 
pres. by tutors of John, Earl of 
Strathmore in May, and ord. 21st Sept. 
1780 ; died 30th Oct. 1799. He marr. (1) 
1st June 1785, Jean (died s.p. May 1788), 
daugh. of Samuel Charters of Salvege, 
Solicitor of Customs for Scotland, and 
Christian, daugh. of John Murray, advo- 
cate, Edinburgh: (2) 14th Dec. 1795, 
Elizabeth Gordon, who died 16th Feb. 



1838. Publication — Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xii.) 

ADAM PATERSON, born 1767 ; licen. 
by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 10th July 
1793 ; pres. by commissioner for 
John, Earl of Strathmore, Dec. 1799 ; ord. 
21st Aug. 1800; died 19th July 1831. He 
marr. 13th Nov. 1800, Jane (died 16th 
April 1861), daugh. of George Shaw, min. 
of Abbotshall, and had issue — Margaret, 
born 1st Nov. 1802 ; Marion, born 16th May 
1804 ; Jean, born 13th Dec. 1805, died 15th 
Sept. 1807 ; James, Glasgow, born 21st Sept. 
1807 ; George Shaw, surgeon, Markinch, 
born 28th May 1809; Adam, writer, 
Glasgow, born 8th March 1811, died 1st 
July 1851 ; William Berry Shaw, min. of 
Kilmaronock, born 26th Jan. 1813 ; John, 
factor at Ballymagorry, Ireland, born 11th 
Nov. 1815 ; Joan, born 13th Sept. 1819. 

FERGUS JARDINE, born 1801, seventh 
1831 son °^ J° nn J-' Portpatrick ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Stranraer 2nd Jan. 1822 ; became tutor in 
family of Thomas, Earl of Elgin ; ord. by 
Presb. of Dunfermline 2nd Dec. 1830 min. 
of Scots Church, London Wall; pres. by 
trustees of John, Earl of Strathmore, Nov., 
trans, and adm. 22nd Dec. 1831 ; died 20th 
July 1848. He marr. 3rd March 1835, Jane 
(died 25th Oct. 1848), fourth daugh. of John 
Martin, D.D., min. of Kirkcaldy, and had 
issue— Margaret, born 25th Aug. 1835, died 
20th March 1836; Agnes, born 10th Oct. 
1836 ; Jessie, born 8th July 1838 ; Matilda 
Harriet Bruce, born 13th Aug. 1839; a 
daugh., born 8th, and died 29th Aug. 1840 ; 
Ann Irvine, born 21st Feb. 1842; John 
Martin, born 23rd Nov. 1843 ; Isabella, 
born 21st Nov. 1844; Mary, born 10th 
Dec. 1845, died 25th Aug. 1846. Publica- 
tion — Account of the Parish {New Stat. 
Ace, ix.). — [Assembly Cases ; Acts of 
Ass., 1839.] 

v MATTHEW BOWIE, born 1800, fourth 
son of George B., farmer, Galston ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. 
(1818) ; licen. by Presb. of Linlithgow 9th 
Sept. 1824; app. junior chaplain, Indian 
Establishment, 1831 ; ord. 29th June 1831 ; 



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promoted chaplain in 1838 ; dern. in 1848 ; 
adm. to this parish 11th May 1848 ; D.D. 
(Glasgow, May 1858); died at Wanstead, 
Essex, 16th Nov. 1869. He marr. July 
1831, Jane (died 21st June 1884), daugh. 
of George M'Hardy, min. of Spynie, and 
had issue — George M'Hardy Birnie, captain, 
Indian Army, born 7th Aug. 1835 ; Mary 
Ann, born 27th Aug. 1837; Matthew 
Morton, Indian Civil Service, born 19th 
May 1839 ; Francis Procter, B.A. Glasgow 
1860, M.A. 1861, B.D. Edinburgh 1865, born 
24th June 1841, drowned on eve of licence 
31st July 1865 ; John Hamilton, Agra Bank, 
London, born 28th Feb. 1843; Margaret 
Elizabeth, born 16th Oct. 1844; Milborough 
Shand, born 13th March 1848, died 8th Jan. 
1851 ; Bobert Wylie, born 20th March 1850. 

WILLIAM JARDINE DOBIE, born 
18e7 15th July 1842, son of James D., 
min. of Applegarth ; educated at 
Dumfries Academy and Univ. of Glas- 
gow ; licen. by Presb. of Lochmaben 
4th May 1864; assistant at High Church, 
Paisley, 1864, Kinghorn in 1865, Park 
Church, Glasgow, 1866 ; pres. by Earl of 
Strathmore ; adm. (assistant and successor) 
31st Jan. 1867 ; res. 6th Nov. 1907. Marr. 
27th June 1871, Margaret Hamilton, daugh. 
of Walter Veitch, Grange, Fife, and had 
issue — Elizabeth Anna, born 17th July 
1872 (marr. 19th Oct. 1898, George Russell 
Hutton, Lundin Links) ; Margaret Alice, 
born 27th March 1874 ; Mary, Army nurse, 
born 28th May 1875 ; Agnes Jane, born 27th 
June 1876 ; James, captain 3rd Hussars, 
D.S.O., M.C., born 28th July 1877, killed in 
action 30th Sept. 1918; Wilhelmina, born 
19th April 1881 ; Edith, born 21st April 
1885, died 2nd Feb. 1887. 

ALEXANDER HANNAY M'lL- 
lg ._ RAITH, born Amsterdam, Holland, 
9th July 1864, son of John M., min. 
of Erskine; educated at Erskine Public 
School, Dollar Institution, and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1885) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Greenock May 1888 ; assistant at St 
Stephen's, Glasgow ; ord. to Menmuir 
25th March 1903; trans, and adm. 16th 
April 1908. 



KINGLASSIE. 

[The church of Kinglassie was dedicated 
to St Glastian. It belonged to the Abbey 
of Dunfermline. St Glastian's Well was 
near the church.] 

1567 DAVID STARK, reader in 1567. 

1569 JOHN RYND, exhorter Aug. 1569. 

GEORGE RAMSAY, reader, 1574 to 
1574 1579. 

JAMES WILSON, min. in 1585, with 
15a5 Leslie also in the charge, was sum- 
moned before Court of High Com- 
mission 24th Feb. 1620, for not observing 
holy days and not administering the Com- 
munion according to the order prescribed 
by the Assembly at Perth ; died 21st Dec. 
1630. He marr. Agnes Christison, widow 
of George Scott, burgess of Dysart, and 
had issue — James. — [Beg. Sec. Sig. ; Excheq. 
Birik ; Records of Dysart ; G. R. Sas., xii., 
226; Reg. of Deeds, xxix. 150, cci. 150; 
G. R. Inhib., 2nd ser., v., 80.] 

THOMAS MELVILL, born about 1602, 
16 _ son of John M. of Baith, and Margaret 
Scott ; educated at Univ. of St An- 
drews ; M.A. (1622); pres. by Charles I. 
18th Oct., and adm. (colleague) 19th Dec. 
1630 ; died 21st April 1675. He presented 
four silver communion cups to the parish. 
He marr. 11th March 1634, Jean Gourlay 
of Kincraig, and had issue — John, bapt. 1st 
March 1635 ; Thomas, bapt. 2nd May 1637 ; 
Jane, bapt. 29th Jan. 1639 (marr. cont. 3rd 
and 4th May 1661, John Whyte, younger 
of Purim) ; Eleanor, born 22nd May 1641 ; 
David, born 18th May 1643 ; Robert, born 
22nd Feb. 1646; Moses; Margaret, born 
12th June 1648 (marr. cont. 20th Oct. 
1669, James Wemyss of Glennistoun) ; 
Beatrix, born 1st Aug. 1650; George, 
born 30th Jan. 1653; Catherine, born 
June 1655. — [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Raith 
Papers.] 

ALEXANDER MONRO, trans, from 
Second Charge, Dunfermline, and 
adm. 26th March 1676; trans, to 
Wemyss 5th June 1678. 



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1678 



DAVID BAYNE, son of Alexander B., 
sheriff-clerk of Fife ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh; MA. (1671); 
adm. to Moonzie before 17th Aug. 1675 ; 
trans, and adm. 29th Oct. 1678; was 
charged before the Privy Council 8th 
Sept. 1689, with not reading the Proclama- 
tion of the Estates, nor praying for William 
and Mary, but was acquitted ; dem. 9th 
Oct. 1690, went to Dysart ; died Feb. 1710, 
aged about 59. He marr. 9th Dec. 1692, 
Agnes Alexander, who survived him. — 
[Edin. Marr. Reg. ; St Andrews Tests.] 



1691 



ROBERT ELIOT, son of Kobert E., 
min. of West Linton ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; MA. (1st Aug. 
1651); adm. to Broughton 3rd Dec. 1661; 
deprived in 1662 ; had an indulgence at 
West Linton 3rd Sept. 1672, withdrawn 
30th Jan. 1684; returned at Toleration 
July 1687 ; restored to Broughton by Act 
of Parliament 25th April 1690, but returned 
to West Linton ; called in May ; trans, 
and adm. 4th Sept. 1691 ; died Sept. 1704, 
aged about 74. He marr. his cousin Helen, 
daugh. of John M'Ghie, min. of Dirleton, 
who survived him, and died at Edinburgh, 
and had issue — Bobert, apprenticed to 
Hugh Somervell, surgeon, Edinburgh, 
22nd Nov. 1688; Helen (marr. (1) Alex- 
ander Hamilton, min. of St Giles, Edin- 
burgh : (2) 14th April 1698, John Duncan, 
merchant, Edinburgh). — [Edin. Guild Reg.) 
Edin. Marr. Reg. ; Edin. Tests.] 

JOHN CUREIE, MA. (Edinburgh, 
1705 22nd March 1699); licen. by Presb. 
of Kirkcaldy 19th April ; called 
24th July, and ord. 28th Sept. 1705; 
adhered to the Protest against loosing 
from their charges the four Seceders, by 
Commission of Assembly, 16th Nov. 1733 ; 
died 22nd Sept. 1765, aged about 86. He 
was the friend and correspondent of 
Ebenezer and Ralph Erskine, who were 
much grieved that he did not join them 
but bitterly opposed their sectarian conduct. 
He marr. 6th Nov. 1706, Jean (died 26th 
Feb. 1758), daugh. of Duncan Mackintosh, 
bailie of Edinburgh, and had issue — John, 
died young ; James ; John ; Ebenezer ; 

VOL. V. 



Francis; William, his successor ; Alexander; 
Jean; Elizabeth (marr. pro. 11th Nov. 1739, 
Robert Cleugh, merchant, Edinburgh) ; 
Agnes (marr. pro. 7th Dec. 1735, Thomas 
Colvill, merchant, Edinburgh). Publica- 
tions — Jus Popvli Vindicatum (Edinburgh, 
1720); The Overture Considered (Edinburgh, 
1732) ; Remarks on the Modest and Humble 
Inquiry [by G. Logan], concerning the Right 
. . . of electing . . . Ministers (Edinburgh, 
1732); Sermon at opening the Synod (Edin- 
burgh, 1733); A Full Vindication of the 
People's Right to elect their own Pastors 
(Edinburgh, 1733) ; The Search : or, An 
Enquiry into the Conduct of the Author 
[G. Logan] of the Modest and Humble 
Inquiry (Edinburgh, 1734); An Essay on 
Separation (1738) ; A Vindication of the 
Real Reformation of the Church of Scot- 
land concerning Separation, etc. (1740) ; 
Serious Conferences anent Separation from 
the Church of Scotland (1741) ; The Plain 
Perjury and Iniquity of the Seceding 
Brethrens' New Covenant Discovered (Edin- 
burgh, 1744) ; Jus Populum Divinum 
(Edinburgh, 1827 and 1841). For his 
writings in vindication of the Church, the 
General Assembly, 22nd May 1741, approved 
of the conduct of the late commission in 
having ordered him a grant of £60. — 
[Fraser's Life and Diary of Ebenezer 
Erskine, 419 e t seq. ; Edin. Marr. Reg. ; 
G. R. Sas., xcv., 468.] 

WILLIAM CURRIE, born 1722, son of 
1750 preceding; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh; MA. (18th March 1742); 
licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 23rd March 
1744 ; a call to Scone was set aside 
by General Assembly, 15th May 1747 ; 
called 7th Nov. 1749; ord. (assistant and 
successor) 13th March 1750; died 11th 
March 1770. He marr. 9th May 1755, 
Jean Douglas (died 10th Oct. 1768), and 
had issue — Rachel, born 12th Sept. 1756 
(marr. pro. 25th May 1777, James Spankie, 
staymaker, Edinburgh) ; Christian, born 
13th Nov. 1757; John, born 26th May 
1759, died 18th Nov. 1767; Charles, born 
20th March, and died 13th April 1761 ; 
Charles, born 21st May 1764, died 2nd Feb. 
1767 ; William Henry, born 21st April 



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1767, died 16th Feb. 1769 ; Robert James, 
born 25th July 1768. 

[THOMAS MITCHELL, M.A. ; pres. 
by John, Earl of Rothes, 7th Aug. 1770, 
but owing to opposition, though the 
General Assembly appointed his settle- 
ment 28th May 1772, he withdrew and was 
settled at Lamington.] 

JAMES REID, born 1732 ; tutor in the 
family of Lord President Dundas ; 
ord. to Lamington 21st Aug. 1766 ; 
pres. by John, Earl of Rothes, 3rd July ; 
trans, and adm. 23rd Sept. 1773 ; died 
6th Dec. 1816. He marr. 29th Dec. 1773, 
Alexandrina (died at Kirkcaldy 2nd Nov. 
1822), daugh. of Thomas Fyers, overseer 
of H.M. Works in Scotland, and had issue- 
Thomas, born 30th Sept. 1774, died 18th 
Jan. 1775 ; Elizabeth, born 14th Feb. 1776 ; 
Ann, born 23rd Aug. 1779, died 10th March 
1785 ; Alexandrina, born 4th Nov. 1781 ; 
James, born 10th Sept., and died 10th 
Nov. 1784 j Mary, born 4th Sept. 1785; 
Margaret, born 30th June 1787 ; John, born 
28th Oct. 1788; Sir William, K.C.B., 
Governor of Malta, bora 25th April 1791, 
died Jan. 1859; Thomas, born 27th May 
1793 ; Rose, bora 6th March 1795. Publica- 
tion — Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, iv.). 

JOHN MACPHERSON CUNING- 
HAM, bora 6th Sept. 1787, son 
of Hugh C, min. of Tranent; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh; licen. 
by Presb. of Haddington 1st Aug. 1809; 
ord. to Newtyle 28th Sept. 1815 ; pres. by 
George William, Earl of Rothes, Feb. 1817 ; 
trans. 19th March 1818; died 8th Sept. 1847. 
He marr. 20th Dec. 1816, Margaret (died 
at Dundee 23rd Nov. 1850), daugh. of Colin 
Symers, min. of Alyth, and had issue- 
Hugh Robert, M.A., curate of Sedgefield, 
Durham, born 28th Jan. 1820; Helen 
Hallyburton, bora 27th Nov. 1822, died 
27th Jan. 1823. Publications — A Short 
and Familiar- Address to the Congregation 
(Kirkcaldy, 1845); Account of the Parish 
{New Stat. Ace., ix.) ; Preface to Cunnyng- 
hame's Catechetical Exposition of the Ten 
Commandments (Edinburgh, 1825). 



ANDREW JOHNSTONE, born 1813, 
eldest son of John J., farmer, Les- 
walt ; educated at United Secession 
Hall and Univ. of Glasgow ; probationer 
of Secession Church ; ord. 22nd Aug. 1837 
as chaplain to a Mining Company in 
Brazil, returned home, became teacher in 
the Canongate Charity Workhouse, Edin- 
burgh ; adm. to St John's Church, Dundee, 
12th Feb. 1846; trans, to High Church 
Parish, Paisley, 17th Sept. 1846 ; trans, and 
adm. 9th March 1848 ; died 18th Dec. 1882. 
He marr. 5th Feb. 1839, Louisa Bouteville, 
and had issue — Louisa Elizabeth, born 9th 
May 1842 ; Isabella Bouteville, born 19th 
Aug. 1844 ; Frederick John Bouteville, min. 
of Leswalt, born 12th April 1846 ; Andrew 
Wrotesly, born 7th Feb. 1849; Blanche 
Dowell, born 12th Oct. 1853; Henry 
Bouteville Agnew, born 22nd Aug. 1855 ; 
Henrietta Rosa Moore, born 20th Oct. 
1857. 



1883 



WILLIAM THOMPSON, born in Ire- 
land 1851, son of William T., farmer, 
and Janet Cuthbert ; ord. (by Presb. 
of Derry) 27th May 1874, to Monreagh, 
Co. Donegal ; res. Nov. 1882 ; adm. to 
this charge 19th April 1883; died 11th 
March 1897. He marr. 16th March 1876, 
Catherine Marshall (died 6th Aug. 1898), 
and had issue — William, born 19th Oct. 
1877 ; John Marshall, born 2nd Nov. 1879 ; 
Frances Elizabeth, born 18th Sept. 1884, 
who all went abroad. — [Hist, of Presby- 
terian Congs. in Ireland, 201.] 



1897 



JOHN FRASER, born 7th Jan. 1863, 
son of Alexander F. and Isabella 
Adam ; educated at Carbrook Street 
School, Paisley, and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Paisley in 1889 ; assistant 
at St George's Parish, Paisley ; ord. 15th 
Sept. 1897. Marr. 7th Dec. 1897, Helen 
Jamina, daugh. of James Weir, Paisley 
(born 1st July 1866), and has issue — John 
Alexander, born 4th Aug. 1899; Helen 
Macdonald, born 18th April 1902 ; Olivia 
Wilson, born 12th March, 1904. Publica- 
tion — Conriel and Olina, a drama (Paisley, 
1901). 



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KIEKCALDY. 

ABBOTSHALL. 

[The parish of Abbotshall was disjoined 
from Kirkcaldy and Kinghorn in 1650. 
The Abbot of Dunfermline had a mansion 
here, which has given its name to the 
parish.] 



1650 



PATEICK WEMYSS, son of Henry W. 
of Foodie ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews; M.A. (1643); was on 
the Exercise there ; called 17th March, 
and adm. 4th Nov. 1650 ; deprived by 
Act of Parliament 11th June, and Decreet 
of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662. He pur- 
chased the lands of East Condland in 1660, 
and those of Gladney in 1664, and died at 
the latter place in Nov. 1667, aged about 
45. He marr. (1) 2nd Sept. 1654, Eliza- 
beth (died 5th April 1662), eldest surviving 
daugh. of George Hamilton, min. of Pitten- 
weem, and had issue — Harry ; George ; 
Eupham : (2) 26th Jan. 1666,' Janet Durie 
of the parish of Burntisland. — [Lamont's 
Diary, 79, 145, 173, 202 ; Wodrow's Hist., 
i., 329.] 

ALEXANDER FRASER, brother to 
Robert F., advocate; M.A. (Aber- 
deen 1648) ; became schoolmaster 

at Cruden ; adm. before 13th June 1664 ; 

trans, to Daviot and Dunlichty 31st Aug. 

1664 ; returned here in 1692. 



1664 



1664 



ROBERT FORREST, M.A. (Glasgow 
1654) ; licen. by Presb. of Stirling 
26th May 1659 ; adm. to Dollar 3rd 
Jan. 1660 ; trans, and adm. before 6th Aug. 
1664 ; died June 1679, aged about 45. He 
marr. Marion, daugh. of Sir John Rollo 
of Bannockburn (she survived him and 
marr. (2) James Bruce alias Forsyth of 
Garvell), and had issue — John ; Andrew ; 
Anna. — [St Andrews Tests. ; Lochleven 
Papers ; Scots Peerage, vii., 197.] 



/ JOHN BOWES, educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; adm. before 7th 
Oct. 1685 ; accused of neglecting the 

Catechism of the Westminster Assembly, 



1685 



and using that set forth by the Diocesan 
Synod of Edinburgh ; dep. for contumacy 
15th Oct. 1691 ; reponed 7th April 1693.— 

[Rule's Sec. Vindication ; Sage's Works.] 



1692 



ALEXANDER FRASER, M.A., above 
mentioned ; trans, from Daviot and 
Dunlichty ; called 23rd Dec. 1691 ; 
adm. 5th Jan. 1692; died between 6th 
April and 16th Sept. 1697, aged about 59. 
He marr. Anna Pearson, and had issue — 
Elizabeth (marr. 17th April 1707, Patrick 
Dobie, barber, Perth). — [Wodrow's Hist., i., 
329 ; Canongate Peg.] 



1699 



PATRICK MELVILLE, licen. by Presb. 
of Kirkcaldy 28th Oct. 1697; became 
chaplain to the laird of Raith ; called 
in Aug., and ord. 29th Sept. 1699; died 
between 12th Jan. and 22nd Feb. 1710. 
He marr. April 1701, Elizabeth, daugh. of 
Daniel Ross, writer, Edinburgh, and had 
issue — Alexander ; Thomas ; Barbara ; 
James. — \_Edin. Marr. Peg.] 



1710 



THOMAS NAIRNE, born about 1680, 
son of Samuel N., min. of Errol ; 
educated at St Andrews Univ. ; 
M.A. (19th July 1702); licen. by Presb. 
of Cupar 27th Sept. 1708; called 26th 
June, and ord. 7th Sept. 1710. Joined 
the Associate Presbytery 12th Oct. 1737; 
dep. by General Assembly, 15th May 1740. 
Differing from his Associate brethren about 
" an Act for renewing our Covenants," he 
seceded from them, 3rd Feb. 1743, and 
with John M'Millan, formerly of Balmaghie, 
founded the Reformed Presbytery 1st Aug. 
1743. He petitioned the General Assembly 
to be again received into the Church, 
acknowledging his error, and was first, 
after discipline, admitted as a member, 
and afterwards restored to the ministry 
5th June 1758; died Feb. 1764. He 
marr., and had issue — Ann ; Margaret 
(marr. John Cunningham of Pittarthy) ; 
Helen ; Mary (marr. 8th June 1752, James 
Meldrum, writer, Kirkcaldy). Publication 
— A Sermon preached at Braehead (Glas- 
gow, 1745). — [Gib's Display; Hutchison's 
Reformed Presbyterian Church in Scotland, 
184-203.] 



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1769 



GEOEGE GIB, M.A. (St Andrews, 8th 
May 1723); schoolmaster of Leslie ; 
called 17th March, and ord. 8th July 
1742 ; died 8th Feb. 1756. He marr. 23rd 
April 1750, Margaret (died 11th Jan. 1799), 
daugh. of Daniel Stewart, writer, Edin- 
burgh, and had issue — George, born 31st 
March 1751 ; Daniel (twin), Surgeon-in- 
Ordinary to H.M. Household, London, born 
31st March 1751 ; Margaret, born 10th 
Jan. 1753, died May 1754. 

ALEXANDER SPEAES, pres. by Major 
William Arnot of that ilk Nov. 1757; 
1768 ord. 1st March 1758 ; trans, to Kirk- 
caldy 28th June 1768. 

GEORGE SHAW, born 1737; M.A. 

(St Andrews 1759); pres. by William 
Ferguson of Raith 18th Oct. 1768; 
ord. 27th April 1769 ; died 30th Jan. 1809. 
He marr. 16th Dec. 1772, Margaret Watt, 
who died 13th Jan. 1823, aged 81, and 
had issue — William Berry, min. of Lang- 
holm, born 22nd July 1775; Jean, born 
16th Jan. 1777 (marr. Adam Paterson, min. 
of Kinghorn) ; Robert, min. of Ewes, born 
18th May 1780: Ferguson, born 29th 
April 1782; Janet Jamieson, born 12th 
Feb. 1784. Publication — Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, iv.). 

WILLIAM ANDERSON, born 1774; 
licen. by the Presb. 5th Nov. 1794 ; 
pres. by William Ferguson of Raith 
5th April 1809 ; ord. 1st Aug. 1810 ; died 
25th Aug. 1825. He marr. 13th Dec. 1810, 
Catherine Christian Whyte, who survived 
him, and marr. (2) Robert Watt, licentiate 
of the Church ; she died in Edinburgh, 
14th March 1851. 



1810 



JOHN MURRAY, pres. by Robert 
Ferguson of Raith in 1825 ; ord. 
30th March 1826; trans, to Morton 
4th April 1839. 

ALEXANDER OSWALD LAIRD, born 
24th Oct. 1808, son of Hugh L., 
D.D., min. of Portmoak ; educated 

at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. 

of Kirkcaldy 15th Sept. 1830; called 5th 

June, and ord. to Ardoch 23rd July 1833 ; 

trans, and adm. 19th Sept. 1839. Joined the 



1826 



Free Church in 1843 ; min. of Abbotshall 
Free Church in 1843 ; trans, to St John's 
Free Church, Dundee, 9th Feb. 1848 ; res. 
in 1883; died 20th May 1891. He marr. 
(1) 10th Nov. 1835, Agnes Boswell, who 
died 30th Sept. 1858, and had issue — Mary 
Frances, born 26th March 1839, died Nov. 
1919; Eliza Ann, born 20th Sept. 1840 
(marr. 1865, David Boyd, min. of North 
Free Church, Greenock), died 4th May 
1922; Sibella Jane, born 1st Sept. 1842 
(marr. D. C. Nicol), died 1889 ; Agnes 
Boswell, born 23rd Nov. 1844; Emily 
Christine, born 13th Nov. 1847 (marr. 
A. J. Menard) : (2) 5th June 1860, Barbara, 
daugh. of John Wemyss, collector of 
Inland Revenue, Row, and had issue — 
Margaret Wemyss, born 23rd March 1862 : 
(3) 4th July 1871, Mary (died 18th July 
1909), daugh. of David Wilson, landed 
proprietor, Row. Publications — Sermon 
LXV. (Free Church Pulpit, ii.); What 
hath God Wrought? (Dundee, 1859). 

ROBERT GILLAN, adm. 7th Sept. 
1843 * 84 ** > t rans - to St John's Parish, 
Glasgow, 25th Feb. 1847. 

- JOHN BLAIKIE, son of Thomas B., 
general merchant, and Margaret 
Turnbull; licen. by Presb. of Edin- 
burgh ; pres. by Robert Ferguson of Raith ; 
ord. 14th Oct. 1847; died in Edinburgh, 
26th July 1858. He marr. 29th Oct. 1850, 
Helen (died 23rd May 1880), daugh. of 
David Bett, merchant, Leith. 

JOHN DUNCAN, ord. (assistant and 

18S7 successor) 4th June 1857; trans, to 

St Michael's, Dumfries, 30th June 



1847 



1865. 



1865 



BRUCE BEVERIDGE BEGG, born 
Kinross, 24th June 1837, fourth son 
of Robert B., schoolmaster, Kinross, 
and Grace Beveridge, and grand-nephew 
of Robert Burns ; educated at Kinross 
Parish School and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
B.A. (1858), M.A. (1859); licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow in 1863 ; assistant at St 
David's, Glasgow, 1863-4, Tron, Edinburgh, 
1864-5; ord. 28th Sept. 1865; D.D. (Glas- 
gow, 1896) ; died 27th Aug. 1923. He marr. 
13th Dec. 1871, Magdalene, youngest daugh. 



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of Andrew Currie of Glassmount, Fife, and 
had issue — Bobert Burns, born 30th March 
1874; Elizabeth Fisken, born 16th Oct. 
1875 ; Grace Beveridge, born 18th Aug. 
1877 (marr. William James Somerville 
Miller, min. of West Coates, Edinburgh); 
Andrew Currie, banker, London, captain 
and adjutant Black Watch, born 13th Oct. 
1879, killed in action 30th July 1916. 



1911 



JOHN MEBCEB HUNTEB, born 
Ayr, 9th Dec. 1880, son of John H. 
and Margaret Murray ; educated at 
Newton-upon Ayr Academy, Ayr Academy, 
and Univ. of Glasgow; MA. (1905), B.D. 
(1908); licen. by Presb. of Ayr 6th May 
1908 ; assistant at St Mungo's, Glasgow, 
and Peebles ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
6th Dec. 1911 ; captain Black Watch and 
Chaplain to the Forces in European War. 
Marr. 5th June 1913, Frances Margaret, 
daugh. of Thomas Martin, D.D., min. of 
Peebles, and has issue — John Murray, born 
10th Nov. 1920 ; Thomas Martin, born 12th 
Dec. 1922. Publication — The Scottish 
Service Guide (1918). 



INVERTIEL (Q.S.). 

[There was of old at Invertiel a chapel 
of St Katherine. In 1836 a mission chapel 
was built here. The parish of Invertiel was 
disjoined from Kinghorn and Abbotshall 
19th July. 1869.] 

WILLIAM BEID, elected 16th Nov. 
1837 ; ord. 11th Jan. 1838 ; trans. 
to Kettle 16th Sept. 1842. 

JOHN ISDALE, born 16th Feb. 1818, 
son of Alexander I., min. of Dron ; 
educated at Univs. of St Andrews 
and Edinburgh; ord. 2nd Feb. 1843. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843; min. of 
Free Church, Invertiel, 1843-56 ; min. of St 
Andrew's Free Church, Glasgow, 1856-91 ; 
died in Glasgow 29th March 189.1. He 
marr. 1849, Maria Aitken, and had issue — 
Alexander, M.A., B.D., min. of St Stephen's 
Free Church, Perth, born 1858. 



1843 



JOHN FLEMING, born 1831, third son 

1856 °^ William F., inn-keeper, Airdrie ; 

educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 

25th Sept. 1856 ; died unmarr. at Kinghorn 

16th Nov. 1857. 



1858 



[Vacant 1843-56.] 



GEOBGE GEEEN GLLLAN, MA. ; 
ord. 5th March 1858; trans, to Dal- 
mellington 15th Dec. 1859. 



JAMES SMEATON, ord. 17th Oct. 1861 ; 
1861 res. 1868. 

WILLIAM CBUICKSHANK EDDIE 
1868 JAMIESON, ord. 16th April 1868 ; 
trans, to St Matthew's Parish, Glas- 
gow, 4th Aug. 1869. 

DAVID MILLAE,M.A., B.D. ; ord. 19th 
Nov. 1869 ; trans, to Mordington 
22nd June 1871. 



1869 



JOHN YOUNG SCOTT, trans, from 
_ Brechin East, and adm. 24th Aug. 
1871 ; trans, to Buccleuch Parish, 
Edinburgh, 16th Dec. 1875. 

BOBEKT GLASGOW, born Manchester 
19th Aug. 1846, son of Bobert G. 
and Elizabeth Wright ; educated at 
Eccles School and Univ. of Edinburgh; licen. 
by Presb. of Duns; assistant at Kilwinning, 
Dunbarton,and St Matthew's, Glasgow; ord. 
3rd May 1876 ; res. 14th Dec. 1914 ; died in 
Portobello 11th March 1924. He marr. 12th 
Dec. 1876, Margaret (died 19th April 1918), 
youngest daugh. of James Ker, Peebles, and 
Jane Lee, and had issue — Jane Lee, born 
14th Oct. 1877, died 10th Jan. 1895 ; Bobert, 
private, Australian Army, born 11th May 
1879, died 25th April 1915 ; Elizabeth Gas- 
coigne Wright, born 14th July 1881 ; James 
Ker, born 21st June, died 13th Sept. 1886. 

v JOHN BABBOUB,bomOmagh, County 
Tyrone, 24th June 1873, son of George 
B. and Mary Mackay; educated at 
Foyle College and Magee College, London- 
derry, Eoyal Univ. of Ireland (B.A. 1896), 
United Free Church College, Edinburgh, 
and Univ. of Edinburgh (M.A. 1908) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Derry in 1900; assistant 
Lecturer in Mathematics, Magee College ; 
adm. as licentiate by General Assembly in 
1905; assistant at Marnoch, Benfrew, 



102 



ST BRICE 



[PRESB. OF 



1578 



Galashiels, and Old Greyfriars, Edinburgh ; 
ord. 28th April 1915. Marr. 30th June 
1915, Charlotte Smith Dawson. 

KIRKCALDY, ST BRICE. 

[The parish church of Kirkcaldy was 
dedicated to St Brice. It belonged to the 
Abbey of Dunfermline. The parish of 
Abbotshall was taken off Kirkcaldy in 
1650. A Second Charge existed in this 
parish from 1612 to 1759. In the church 
there was of old an altar of St Katherine. 
Within the bounds there were chapels of 
St Patrick, St Katherine, and St Peter.] 

GEORGE SCOTT, adm. before 14th 
1560 Dec. 1560 ; trans, to Dysart 1074. 

DAVID SPENS, probably son of David 
S., min. of Carnbee ; min. in 1578 ; 
trans, to Orwell before 18th June 
1581 ; entered into a contract with Town 
Council to take up a Grammar School in 
July 1582 ; returned before 1584 ; was a 
witness to recantation of Patrick Adamson, 
Bishop of St Andrews, 8th April 1591 ; dem. 
"on account of great age and infirmity" 
before 14th Aug. 1625; died 1626. He 
marr. (1) 18th June 1581, Margaret, daugh. 
of David Fergusson, min. of Dunfermline : 
(2) before 1600, Margaret Wemyss, and had 
issue — Margaret (marr. Adam Simson, min. 
of New Abbey.— [Reg. Assig. ; Anstmther 
Sess. Reg. ; Lochleven Papers ; Melvill's 
Autob., 303 ; Reg. of Deeds, lxxx.] 

JOHN GILLESPIE, M.A. (Glasgow 
1602); ord. to Alva 18th July 1603 
was one of the forty-two mins. who 
signed the Protest to Parliament against 
the introduction of Episcopacy; trans, to 
Second Charge, Kirkcaldy, after 14th Oct. 
1612; trans, to First Charge; pres. by 
Charles I. 14th Aug. 1625; died before 
12th Aug. 1627, aged about 46. He marr. 
Lilias (died 1627), daugh. of Patrick Simson, 
min. of Stirling, and had issue — Capt. 
John, served heir 14th March 1665 ; George, 
min. of St Giles, Edinburgh; Patrick, 
Principal of Univ. of Glasgow ; William ; 
Janet; Lilias (marr. Alexander Skene of 
Newtyle, Aberdeen); Christian (marr. 



1625 



David, son of Alexander Law, skipper, 
Tillicoultry) ; Mary (marr. Frederick Car- 
michael, min. of Markinch).— [Reg. Sec. Sig.; 
Inq. Ret. Gen., 4879; G. R. Sas., xviii., 244.] 

[FREDERICK CARMICHAEL, pres. 
by Charles I. 21st April 1627, but ex- 
changed charges with James Simson, min. 
of Kennoway.] 

JAMES SIMSON, M.A. (St Andrews 
-_.„ 1600), born 1581 ; brother to Alexander 
S., bailie of Dysart ; adm. to Kenno- 
way 20th Aug. 1611 ; pres. by Charles I. 
15th Aug. 1627, and to vicarage 21st Nov. 
1629 ; accused 28th June 1645 " as too 
credulous in carrying things to the pulpit 
upon hearsay, too controversial in his 
sermons, his gesture in prayer and exposi- 
tion, not so grave as becomes those who 
speak unto God, and not having that loving 
fellowship betwixt the ministers as becomes 
yoke-fellows"; died 3rd Jan. 1665. "A 
man who had good skill of herbs." He 
marr. Margaret Michaelson, sister to John 
M., min. of Burntisland, and had issue — 
Eupham ; Grizel ; Janet ; Agnes (marr. 
Thomas Richardson, elder, bailie of 
Dysart). — [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Lamont's Diary, 
176 ; Tornbst. ; G. R. Sas., xiv., 310.] 

GEORGE OGILVIE, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
25th July 1635) ; adm. to Portmoak 
13th Sept. 1643; pres. by Charles 
II. ; adm. 17th May 1665 ; died June 1677, 
aged about 62. He marr. Elizabeth Ballin- 
den, who died " an old woman " at Collessie 
Feb. 1681, and had issue — John, min. of 
Collessie ; Anna. — [St Andrews Tests. ; 
Lochleven Papers; Lamont's Diary, 115, 
156, 182 ; Fife Sas., vi., 139.] 

JAMES WILLIAMSON, son of David 
._,.„ W., schoolmaster of Cupar; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1662); 
passed trials before Presb. of St Andrews, 
and had a testimonial for licence 16th May 
1666; adm. to Cameron 24th June 1668; 
pres. by Charles II. 27th Dec. 1679 as 
approven by Town Council ; adm. 7th Nov. 
1677 ; dep. 31st July 1690. He was insti- 
tuted, however, to the vicarage of Saints 
Cosmas and Damian-in-the-Blean, Kent, 
21st March previous, and had a dispensation 



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to hold also the vicarage of St Dunstan's, 
near Canterbury, to which he was ind. 15th 
May 1709 ; died 4th Aug. 1728, aged about 
86. He marr. Katherine, daugh. of William 
Balfour of Nydie, and had issue— David, 
born 1680; Gilbert; Christian; Janet. — 
[Lochleven Papers ; Hasted's Kent, iii. ; 
Macfarlane's Gen. Coll., ii., 201 ; G. R. 
Inhib., 20th July 1676 ; Register of Arch- 
bishop Sancroft.'] 

BOBEBT BULE, M.A.; formerly of 
1688 Second Charge; adm. 24th July 
1688; trans, to Second Charge, 
Stirling, 15th Nov. 1693. 

ABCHIBALD BIDDELL, M.A. ; trans. 

,_ Q7 from Wemyss ; called Dec. 1696 ; 

adm. 20th May 1697; trans, to 

Trinity Parish, Edinburgh, 8th Dec. 1701. 

JOHN "WILSON, M.A.; trans, from 
1702 Portnioa^j called 18th Aug., and 
adm. 22nd Oct. 1702; trans, to 
North Leith 9th Sept. 1708. 

HENBY DALL, M.A. (St Andrews 
7 12th July 1699); ord. to Second 
Charge 9th Nov. 1704; called 4th, 
trans, and adm. 18th Oct. 1711 ; while 
attending a Committee of Synod engaged 
at Kirkcaldy regarding a presentee to 
Burntisland in Oct. 1713, he was seriously 
injured by the rabble ; died Feb. 1724, 
aged about 45. He marr. Bachel Hamilton, 
who died 26th Nov. 1759, and had issue 
— Bachel ; John ; Thomas ; Ann ; James, 
went to Guinea, and died before 9th July 
1745 ; Margaret (marr. 9th Dec. 1744, Henry 
M'Kechnie, merchant, Edinburgh) ; Janet ; 
Henry ; Mary. — [Services of Heirs.} 

JOHN DBYSDALE, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
29th April 1701); licen. by Presb. 
of Kirkcaldy 3rd July 1707; ord. 
to Second Charge 6th March 1712 ; called 
8th, trans, and adm. 10th Feb. 1726 ; died 
May 1726, aged about 45. He marr. Anne, 
daugh. of William Ferguson, Provost of 
Kirkcaldy, and had issue — John, D.D., 
min. of Tron Parish, Edinburgh, and 
several others. — [Drysd ale's Sermons.'] 



ALEXANDEE ADAM, licen. by Presb. 

1726 of Stirlin S 30tl1 A P ril 1718 1 ord - t0 
Second Charge 22nd June 1726 ; 
called 9th, trans, and adm. 24th Nov. 
1726; died 31st Jan. 1740. He marr. Isobel 
(died 30th Oct. 1758), daugh. and heiress of 
John Whytt of Ballo, and had issue — Alex- 
ander, born 1739. — [Douglas's Baron., 530.] 

DAVID MABSHALL, licen. by Presb. 
„ ..„ of Perth 4th March 1 724 ; tutor in the 

1741 

family of Belsches of Invermay ; ord. 
to Second Charge 10th June 1729 ; called 
28th Aug. 1740 ; trans, and adm. 22nd 
May 1741, the settlement having been 
delayed through a counter presentation. 
In 1759 he undertook the duties of the 
Second Charge in addition, receiving half 
the stipend of the same ; died 28th Aug. 
1767. He marr. 17th Nov. 1733, Marion 
Wood, who died 26th May 1786, and had 
issue— Thomas, born 22nd Jan. 1735 ; Jean, 
born 21st Jan. 1738; Sophia, born 27th 
Dec. 1739 (marr. George Lyon, min. of 
Strathmiglo) ; Jaspar, born 21st May 1741, 
apprenticed to a W.S., 1761 ; James, born 
11th July 1744; Cumberland, born 5th 
June 1746; David, born 4th Jan. 1748, 
died 6th Feb. 1750. 

ALEXANDEE SPEAES, born 11th 
„ Aug. 1733, son of Eobert S., min. 
of Burntisland ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of Kirk- 
caldy 28th Aug. 1755 ; ord. to Abbotshall 
1st March 1758 ; pres. by George III. 17th 
Sept. 1767 ; trans, and adm. 28th June 
1768; died 17th May 1783. He marr. 
26th Sept. 1764, Katherine (died in Edin- 
burgh, 9th Nov. 1813), daugh. of David 
Berry, merchant, Edinburgh, and had issue 
— Ferguson, captain, born 13th Aug. 1765 ; 
Bobert, merchant, Glasgow, born 27th Aug. 
1766, died at sea, 17th May 1842 ; David, 
born 27th Feb. 1768, died 3rd Jan. 1771 ; 
William, born 7th Nov. 1769 ; Agnes, born 
24th June 1771 (marr. 14th June 1802, 
Thomas Graham, writer, Glasgow, and 
collector of Crown rents, Orkney), died 
4th Oct. 1859 ; Jean, born 31st Dec. 1772, 
died 20th Nov. 1781 ; David, born 12th 
Sept. 1774, died 26th May 1779; Beatrix, 
born 17th Jan. 1777. 



104 



ST BRICE 



[PRESB. OF 



WILLIAM MOODIE, pres. by George 
1784 III. 29th May 1783, and ord. 9th 
June 1784 ; trans, to St Andrew's 
Parish, Edinburgh, 25th Oct. 1787. 

THOMAS FLEMING, D.D. ; trans. 

.„__ from Kenmore ; pres. by George 

III. 13th Feb., trans, and adm. 10th 

July 1788 ; trans, to Lady Yester's Parish, 

Edinburgh, 23rd Oct. 1806. 



JOHN MARTIN, born 16th Dec. 1769, 
1Rn „ son of Samuel M., min. of Monimail ; 
lieen. by Presb. of Cupar 16th Oct. 
1792 ; ord. to Strathmiglo 5th Sept. 1793 ; 
pres. by George III. 24th Oct. 1806 ; trans. 
and adm. 25th June 1807; D.D. (St 
Andrews, 8th Feb. 1834) ; died from effects 
of a carriage accident 4th Sept. 1837. On 
the evening of communion day, Sunday, 
16th June 1828, Edward Irving was to 
preach in Kirkcaldy church. Long before 
the hour of service the building was 
crowded. One of the galleries gave way 
under the living burden, and in the rush 
to the doors twenty-eight persons were 
killed, and one hundred and fifty were 
more or less injured. He marr. 16th Nov. 
1796, Margaret (died 6th Nov. 1846), daugh. 
of Andrew Walker, farmer, Carslogie, and 
had issue— Isabel, born 9th Sept. 1797 
(marr. 13th Oct. 1823, Edward Irving, 
min. of Regent Square Church, London) 
Elizabeth, born 29th Jan. 1799 (marr 
William Hamilton, merchant, London) 
Margaret, born 9th March 1801 (marr 
James Brodie, min. of Monimail) ; Samuel 
min. of Bathgate, born 22nd Dec. 1802 
Janet, born 24th May 1804 (marr. Fergus 
Jardine, min. of Kinghorn); Andrew, 
merchant, London, born 15th Jan. 1806 ; 
Anne, born 10th Feb. 1808; John, born 
18th Oct. 1809, died 10th Jan. 1815; 
David, born 28th April 1811. Publica- 
tions — Sketch of the Life of Robert Coutts 
(Coutt's Sermons; London, 1808); Remains: 
consisting of Sermons, Essays, and Letters 
(Edinburgh, 1838). — [Mrs Oliphant's Life 
of Edward Irving ; Campbell's Kirkcaldy, 
206-9.] 



JOHN ALEXANDER, born Loch- 
1838 w i nnocn i 1803, third son of James 
A., artificer, bred a mason ; educated 
at Univs. of Edinburgh and Glasgow; 
assistant at Dumfries ; ord. to Wallace- 
town, Ayr, 8th Dec. 1836; pres. by Queen 
Victoria 6th Dec. 1837 ; trans, and adm. 
15th March 1838. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843 ; min. of Free Church, Kirkcaldy, 
1843-63; D.D. (Rutger's College, New 
Jersey, U.S.A., Aug. 1855), died 21st May 
1863. He marr. 6th Dec. 1853, Elizabeth 
(died 10th March 1858), daugh. of George 
Elder, merchant, Adelaide, and Kirkcaldy, 
and had issue — Joanna Haddo Lang, born 
29th Sept. 1856 (marr. James Stalker, 
D.D., min. of Free Church, Kirkcaldy, 
and Professor in U.F. College, Aberdeen), 
died 10th April 1880. Publication— Account 
of the Parish (New Stat. Ace, ix.). — 
[Taylor's Historical Notices of Kirk- 
caldy, 52.] 

MARK JOHNSTON BRYDEN, born 
1843 18 14, son °f William B., hay dealer, 
Dumfries, and Ann Stitt; educated 
at Dumfries Academy and Univ. of Edin- 
burgh; licen. by Presb. of Annan; assistant 
at Greenside, Edinburgh ; pres. by Queen 
Victoria 19th Aug., and ord. 28th Sept. 
1843; died 7th Oct. 1880. He marr. (1) 
Mary, daugh. of George Hall, barrister-at- 
law, London, and had issue — Elizabeth 
Balfour, born 30th April 1843; Anna, 
born 19th April 1844, died 28th Sept. 
1916 ; Lilias Jessie, born 18th Jan. 1846 ; 
Mary Williamina, born 1st Sept. 1847 ; 
William Anthony, engineer, Glasgow, born 
20th March 1849 ; George Hall, born 25th 
March 1851 ; Caroline Jane, born 14th 
March 1853 ; Mark Johnston, born 31st 
Jan. 1855 ; Clara Macdonald, born 17th 
Oct. 1859 : (2) 31st July 1877, Jessie 
Williamson (died ]9th July 1910), widow 
of Charles Nairn Barker Melville, min. 
of Maryculter. 

JOHN CAMPBELL, born Fortingall, 
1881 26th Oct. 1847, son of Duncan C. 
and Jessie Macnaughton ; educated 
at Parish School, Lesmahagow, and Univ. 
of Glasgow; MA. (1867), B.D. (1870); 
licen. by Presb. of Lanark May 1870; 



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105 



assistant at St George's - in - the - Fields, 
Glasgow; ord. to Newhall, Glasgow, 18th 
April 1872 ; trans, to Airdrie 15th April 
1875 ; trans, and adm. 31st March 1881 ; 
D.D. (Glasgow 1915). Marr. 14th Jan. 
1879, Elizabeth, second daugh. of Herbert 
Renwick, Parks, Beattock, and has issue — 
Phyllis Carruthers, M.A. St Andrews, 
born 1st Nov. 1880; Duncan Macgregor, 
Order of the Nile, mechanical engineer, 
Irrigation Department, Egypt, born 
21st Feb. 1882 ; Jessie Macnaughton, 
M.B., Ch.B. St Andrews, D.P.H. 
Edinburgh, born 31st Aug. 1883 (marr. 
Aug. 1919, Alexander Maxwell, M.A. 
(Oxon.), Home Office ; Lizzie Mabel 
Renwick, M.A., M.B., Ch.B. St Andrews, 
born 20th May 1885 ; Adeline Herbert, 
M.A., M.B., Ch.B. St Andrews, Hon. Red 
Cross, Military Cross, and Order of St 
Saba, all of Serbia, born 11th June 1887 ; 
Margaret M'Gillewie, M.A. St Andrews, 
born 26th Oct. 1889 ; Annie Renwick, 
M.B., Ch.B. St Andrews, born 20th 
Aug. 1893; Catherine M'Gregor, medical 
student, born 29th March 1898 ; Isobel 
Grace Macnaughton, born 12th Oct. 1906. 
Publications — The Church and Parish of 
Kirkcaldy from the earliest times till 
1843, portrait (Kirkcaldy, 1904); Memoir 
prefixed to the Rev. William Stevenson's 
Auchtertool (Kirkcaldy, 1908). 

Second Charge. 

JOHN GILLESPIE, M.A. ; trans, from 
Alva after 14th Oct. 1612 ; trans, to 
First Charge in 1625. 

ROBERT DOUGLAS, M.A. ; adm. 9th 
Nov. 1628 ; trans, to St Giles, Edin- 
' ' burgh, after 22nd Aug. 1639. 

PATRICK GILLESPIE, M.A. ; adm. 

1642 14t ^ -A-P" 1 1642 j trans, to Outer 
High Kirk, Glasgow, before 15th 
May 1648. 

KENNETH LOGIE, son of James L., 
advocate ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; M.A. (25th July 1629) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dalkeith 8th Aug. 1633; 
elected librarian to Univ. of Edinburgh 
22nd April 1635 ; adm. to Skirling 17th 



1650 



Dec. 1640; called 12th Nov. 1649; trans, 
and adm. 9th Jan. 1650 ; conformed to 
Episcopacy ; died 29th Nov. 1669, aged 
about 60. He marr. Jean Fallasdaill, who 
died June 1682. — [St Andrews Tests. ; 
Lamont's Diary, 14, 215 ; Wodrow's Hist., 
i., 329 ; Monteith's Mort., 207.] 

JOHN ROBERTSON, M.A. ; 

165 _ adm. (probably assistant) Dec. 

1658; trans, to Dysart 29th Oct. 
1661. 

ROBERT RULE, M.A., formerly of 
1662 Second Charge, Stirling ; adm. (pro- 
bably assistant) before 28th Sept. 
1662 ; deprived by Act of Parliament 
11th June, and Decreet of Privy Council 
1st Oct. 1662 (afterwards min. of First 
Charge). 

DAVID PIERSON, only son of Thomas 
1&7Q P., min. of Forfar ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (8th 
Oct. 1662) ; had testimonial for licence from 
Presb. of Paisley 7th April ; ord. to Kil- 
barchan before 13th Oct. 1664 ; pres. by 
Town Council, and adm. 14th Sept. 1670 ; 
died 1675, aged about 33, bequeathing to 
the church fifty merks to buy a Cambridge 
Bible. He marr., and had issue — Thomas, 
served heir 31st July 1682; Catherine. — 
[St Andrews Tests. ; Inq. Ret. Forfar, 489.] 

ALEXANDER HERIOT, M.A.; pres. 
1676 kv Town Council ; adm. prior to 5th 
April 1676; trans, to Dalkeith 11th 
Jan. 1683. 

LUDOVICK GORDON, M.A. ; trans. 
1683 an< ^ a( ^ m - from Rothiemay in 1683 ; 
deprived by Privy Council 29th Aug. 
1689, for not reading the Proclamation of 
the Estates, nor praying for William and 
Mary. He was afterwards min. at Kinore. 

JOHN LAW, called 29th July 1691; 
1691 settled at Creich 28th Dec. 1693. 

ANDREW WARDROPER [or WARD- 
ROPE], M.A. ; called in March, and 
ord. 30th June 1692; trans, to 
Ballingry 30th April 1702. 



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[PRESB. OF 



HENRY DALL, M.A. ; caUed 8th Aug., 
1704 and ord. 9th Nov. 1704; trans, to 
First Charge 18th Oct. 1711. 

JOHN DRYSDALE, M.A. ; called 20th 

1712 Nov. 1711; ord. 6th March 1712; 

trans, to First Charge 10th Feb. 1726. 

ALEXANDER ADAM, called 22nd 

1726 March, and ord. 22nd June 1726; 

trans, to First Charge 24th Nov. 1726. 

DAVID MARSHALL, called 30th Jan., 
and ord. 10th June 1729 ; trans, to 



1729 



First Charge 22nd May 1741. 



DAVID RINTOUL, called 2nd March, 

1743 an( * orc ^ - 21st J une 1743; trans, to 
Elgin 28th Sept. 1759. 

[After a dispute lasting several years, 
the Second Charge was suppressed. For 
an account of the controversy thereanent, 
see Campbell's Church and Parish of Kirk- 
caldy, 152-160.] 



PATHHEAD (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Pathhead was disjoined 
from Dysart 16th March 1859.] 

CHARLES JAMESON, born Kincar- 
1840 < ^ ne " on -Forth 1807, son of Charles 
J., shipowner, and Janet Anderson ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; assistant 
at Kirkintilloch ; elected 10th Sept., and 
ord. 29th Oct. 1840. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843 ; min. of Pathhead Free Church, 
1843-70; died 1st Feb. 1870. He marr. 
in 1851 Grace Pratt, daugh. of Alexander 
Chalmers, M.D. (brother of Thomas 
Chalmers, D.D.), and Helen Pratt, and 
had issue — Charles, District County Judge, 
Northern Queensland, born 1853; Alex- 
ander Chalmers, C.E., died at sea ; Thomas 
Chalmers, died in America ; Helen Pratt ; 
Adam, M.D., commissioner of lands, 
member of Executive and Legislative 
Councils, Pretoria, born 1860, killed in 
railway accident in South Africa, 12th 
March 1907; Janetta, born 1863 (marr. 
John Charles Griffith Foulkes); Frederick 
Pratt ; Arthur Pratt ; Patrick Chalmers, 
surgeon. New York. — [Cowan Family 
Pedigrees.] 



1844 



WILLIAM KIKTON, born about 1808 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews 
licen. by Presb. of Chirnside ; ord 
to Glanton, Northumberland, in 1834 
adm. here 12th Dec. 1844; went to New 
Zealand, and was adm. min. at Wellington 
16th Feb. 1850 ; min. at Kaiapai Feb. 1863 ; 
died 27th Aug. 1871. He marr. (2) Mary 
Blackett. — [Hist, of iV Z. Presbyterian 
Church, 48, 175, 425, 446.] 

JAMES BEVERIDGE HAXTON.born 
1850 1822, son of Archibald H, teacher, 
and Janet Beveridge ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Kirkcaldy in 1850 ; ord. 18th April 1850 ; 
elected first min. of parish in 1859; res. 
in 1873 ; died 16th Aug. 1895. He marr. 
Isabell Mitchell or Bogie, of Balbie, Burnt- 
island. 

JOHN CLEGHORN BELL, 
187 „ born Symington, Lanarkshire, 1836, 
son of John B., schoolmaster, and 
Susan Cleghorn ; educated at Symington 
School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Biggar ; assistant at Tranent and 
Invertiel ; ord. to Milton of Balgonie 8th 
April 1870; trans, and adm. 14th May 
1873; res. 14th Dec. 1908; died unmarried 
7th Jan. 1914. 

JOHN YUILL WALKER, born Larbert, 
1909 10th Sept. 1876, son of John W. and 
Margaret Yuill ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Stirling in 
1903 ; assistant at St Leonards, Perth ; 
ord. to Glenisla 10th Feb. 1905 ; trans, 
and adm. 17th May 1909 ; trans, to Inner- 
leithen 9th March 1917. Marr. 7th Dec. 
1905, Mary, daugh. of Peter M'Owan, Perth, 
and has issue — John Yuill, born 13th Sept. 
1906; Noreen Christian May, born 19th 
July 1910. 

ALEXANDER S ALMOND SMITH, 
born Arbroath, 27th Dec. 1889, son 
of Andrew Kyd S. and Elizabeth 
Lindsay Salmond ; educated at High 
School, Arbroath, and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1912), B.D. (1915); licen. by Presb. 
of Arbroath May 1915; assistant at St 
Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, and St Mungo's, 
Glasgow; ord. 8th Aug. 1917; trans, to 



1917 



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Douglas 20th April 1922. Marr. 26th Dec. 
1917, Susan May Mill, eldest daugh. of 
William Kobertson, Arbroath, and has 
issue — Alexander Salmond, born 3rd Feb. 
1920. 

THOMAS GILLESPIE SNODDY.born 
1922 Greenock, 24th Sept. 1885, son of 
James S. and Elizabeth Whitehead 
Roper ; educated at Greenock Higher 
Grade School, and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Greenock 24th Jan. 1921; 
assistant at Polmont ; ord. 15th Aug. 1922. 
Marr. 8th Oct. 1919, Catherine Pattison, 
Greenock. 

RAITH (Q.S.). 

[A church was purchased at Linktown 
in 1875 and mission services begun. The 
parish of Eaith was disjoined from Abbots- 
hall on 25th Feb. 1884.] 

THOMAS SCOTT, adm. 24th July 1878 ; 

18 „„ adm. first min. of parish in 1884 ; 

trans, to Half-Morton 17th May 1888. 

DAVID LAWRENCE FRANCIS, born 
1888 Glasgow, 14th Dec. 1856, son of 
William F. and Isabella M'Lean ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1882) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 1885 ; 
assistant at High Church, Paisley; ord. 
20th Sept. 1888. Marr. 27th March 1894, 
Katherine Anne (born 3rd June 1860), 
elder daugh. of John Pollock, Greaghglass, 
Monaghan, and has issue — William Pollock, 
lieut. 12th Royal Scots, born 30th Aug. 
1897, killed in action, Ypres, 22nd Oct. 
1917 ; Rachel Gault Maclean, born 2nd 
Sept. 1899. 

ST JAMES'S (Q.S.). 

[Formerly Cowan Street or Port Brae. 
This parish was disjoined from Kirkcaldy 
24th June 1872.] 

ROBERT MACINDOE, born Partick, 
183 g 12th Dec. 1804, second son of Adam 
M., artificer, and Jean Miller ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow and Burgher 
Synod Hall ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
19th Jan. 1830; ord. min. of Original 



Secession Church, Kirkcaldy, 16th Aug. 
1831. Joined the Church of Scotland in 
1839, and was instrumental in the erection 
of Port Brae Church at a cost of £2000. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; adm. min. 
of Free Church, Galston, 28th Feb. 1844; 
died 10th March 1877. He marr. 27th 
April 1837, Janet Jamieson (died 27 th Nov. 
1891), only daugh. of William Willis, min. 
of the Associate (Burgher) Congregation, 
Stirling, and sister of Professor Michael W., 
D.D., LL.D., sometime min. of Renfield 
Church, Glasgow, and had issue — Jane 
Jamieson, born 7th March 1838, died 27th 
March 1860 ; Jessie Willis, born 2nd Feb. 
1840; Isabella, born 5th June 1842, died 
27th April 1874; Agnes Eliza, born 5th 
March 1844, died 4th Aug. 1889. Pub- 
lication — Communion Address (Scottish 
Christian Herald, 1841). — [Annals of 
Original Secession Church, 507.] 

JAMES SIMPSON, LL.D. ; elected 3rd 
la _ 7 April 1856; ord. in 1857; trans, to 
Second Charge, Dysart, 26th Jan. 
1860. 

CHARLES GRANT M'DONALD, born 
i860 Keith; educated at Univ. of Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1855) ; schoolmaster at 
Rosemarkie ; licen. by Presb. of Chanonry ; 
ord. 6th June 1860 ; res. 21st July 1869 to 
go to Colonies. 

'•ALEXANDER FYFE BURNS, M.A. ; 

1869 orc *' ^ ^ ct ' 18 ^ 9 ' a ^ m - first min. 
of the parish 24th June 1872 ; trans, 
to Lady Glenorchy's Parish, Edinburgh, 
17th May 1877. 

JOHN SPARK, M.A.; ord. 18th Oct. 
1877 1877; trans, to Clyne 13th Aug. 
1889. 

JOHN JOHNSTONE, born 29th Sept. 
1890 1864, son of Robert J., min. of 
Leuchars ; educated at Madras Col- 
lege and Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1885), B.D. (1888); licen. by Presb. of 
Forres in 1888 ; assistant at High Church, 
Inverness ; ord. 29th Jan. 1890 ; died 5th 
Jan. 1896. He marr. 21st Oct. 1891, Jessie, 
daugh. of Alexander Mann, Nairn (she 
marr. (2) 28th Sept. 1897), and had issue — 
Isobel Nancy, Medaille Militaire, born 13th 



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ST JAMES'S— ST JOHN'S— SINCLAIRTOWN [presb. of 



Aug. 1892 (marr. 21st May 1917, Captain 
J. T. Goldsworthy, King's African Rifles) ; 
Eric Alexander, lieut. 17th Royal Fusiliers, 
in Diplomatic Service, born 10th March 
1894 ; John, A.S.C., born 27th Jan. 1896, 
killed in France, April 1916. 

ROBERT JOHNSTONE, brother of 
1896 P rece ding; M.A., B.D. ; ord. 15th 
April 1896 ; trans, to Murrayfield, 
Edinburgh, 16th Dec. 1901. 

DAVID BRUCE MILLAR [now 
1902 MILLARD], born Kincardine O'Neil, 
7th March 1871, son of Alexander 
M. and Elizabeth Anna Bruce ; educated at 
Torphins Public and Aberdeen Grammar 
Schools and Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1891) ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews May 
1894 ; assistant at Dunfermline, Dunbar, 
and Dalziel ; ord. 23rd April 1902 ; res. 
17th Oct. 1906, and went to Canada; 
min. at Pense, Presb. of Regina, Sas- 
katchewan, in 1923. Marr. 19th March 
1907, Frances, daugh. of Louis William 
Wiber, and has issue — Maxwell Bruce, 
born 29th Sept. 1917. 

NEIL MACLEOD ROSS, M.A, B.D. ; 
lgo7 ord. 13th March 1907; trans, to 
Rosemount, Aberdeen, 10th Aug. 
1911. 

ALEXANDER ANDERSON, M.A., 
1912 B.D. ; ord. 24th Jan. 1912 ; trans. 
to Mains and Strathmartine 20th 
Feb. 1918. 

DAVID GRANT MILNE, born 23rd 
Aug. 1873, son of James M'Vicar M., 
draper, Wishaw ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 
in 1907 ; assistant at Abbotshall ; ord. to 
"Whiteness, Shetland, 11th Aug. 1909; 
trans, and adm. 1st May 1918. 

ST JOHN'S (Q.S.). 

[The parish was disjoined from Kirkcaldy 

and erected 3rd Nov. 1916.] 

AUGUST JOHN KESTING, M.A., 

B.D. ; formerly missionary at Blan- 

tyre, British Central Africa ; app. in 

1903 ; trans, to St Fittick's, Aberdeen, 8th 

Oct. 1908. 



1909 



ROBERT BROWN WISEMAN, born 
Faskine, 5th June 1871, son of 
William Reid W., schoolmaster, and 
Mary Armour Brown ; educated at Calder- 
cruix School and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Hamilton 11th May 1897; 
assistant at Scone in 1897, Dean, Edin- 
burgh, 1900 ; ord. to Largoward 22nd Aug. 
1902 ; trans, and adm. 6th Jan. 1909 ; adm. 
first min. of the parish in 1916. 

SINCLAIRTOWN (Q.S.). 

[A chapel was opened here 3rd Nov. 1878. 
The parish of Sinclairtown was disjoined 
from Dysart on 9th Feb. 1912.] 

ALEXANDER AYTOUN YOUNG, 
ord. 29th March 1881 ; trans, to 
Methil 1st May 1883. 

JOHN DAVIDSON HAY, missionary at 
Newton-upon-Ayr ; ord. 5th Sept. 
1883; res. 1909; died 21st Aug. 

1911. He marr. Jessie M'Laren, who died 

at Kirkcaldy 18th Jan. 1922. 

ROBERT CHALMERS ANDERSON, 
M.A. ; trans, from Greengairs and 
adm. 18th May 1910; adm. first 
min. of the parish in 1912 ; trans, to Steven 
Memorial Church, Glasgow, 17th Aug. 1915. 

JOHN REEVIE JOHNSTON 
1915 MERRY, M.A.; ord. 29th Dec. 
1915; trans, to Calderhead 16th 
May 1918. 

^ENEAS NELSON CRAIG, born New- 

1918 castle - u P on - Tvne > 5tu Jan - 1867 > sou 
of Rev. James C. and Agn es G. Craig ; 

educated at Torryburn, New York, and 
Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1897) ; licen. by 
Presb. of St Andrews in 1904 ; assistant at 
Lerwick ; ord. to Deerness 7th Nov. 1906 ; 
trans, and adm. 26th Sept. 1918; died 9th 
Jan. 1922. He marr. 1901, Edith Grace, 
daugh. of George H. Kennard, manu- 
facturer, and Mary Howard, and had issue. 

DUNCAN SMITH HENDERSON, 

1922 born s P rm S burn > Olasgow, 22nd 

Aug. 1892, son of Daniel H., and 

Isabella Smith ; educated at Hermitage 

H.G. School, Helensburgh, and Univ. of 



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Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of Dunbarton 
29th June 1920 ; assistant at Campsie ; 
ord. 6th June 1922. Marr. 20th Sept. 
1921, Jane Frances, daugh. of Frank 
Eddie M'Combie and Jeanie Shaw 
Macadam, and has issue — Sheina Frances 
Macadam, born 13th June 1923. 



LESLIE in FIFE, of old 
FETTYKIL. 

[The church of Fettykil was dedicated 
to St Mary. It belonged to the Abbey of 
Inchcolm. A Michaelmas fair was held at 
Leslie.] 

ANDREW ANGUS, reader from 1567 
1567 to 1591. 

THOMAS POWSTIE [or POWTIE], 
lsgl M.A. (St Andrews 1588) ; born 1561 ; 
adm. 1591 ; pres. by James VI. before 
3rd Dec. 1592 ; died 1641. He had issue 
— Thomas, apprenticed to a baker in St 
Andrews 4th May 1615. — [Beg. Assig.; 
Tombst. ; Records of Dysart.] 

JOHN POWTIE, mentioned as minister 
1617 22nd Aug. 1617 ; probably same as 
above. — [Records of Dysart.] 

JAMES POWTIE, probably son of above 
1630 Thomas (assistant) ; absolved on his 
own confession of immorality by the 
Presb. 3rd June 1630. 



1632 



ANDEEW FAIRFOUL, M.A.; adm. 
before 10th April 1632; trans, to 



North Leith in 1636. 



JOHN SMITH, M.A. ; ord. before 27th 
1634 ■^ 0V " an( * a< ^ m - (assistant) 11th Dec. 
1634; trans, to Burntisland 18th 
Oct. 1643. 

v THOMAS BLACK, M.A. (St Andrews 
1645 1635); adm. 17th April 1645; was 
charged by the Privy Council to 
remove from the manse and from the 
bounds of the Presb. and not to exercise 
any ministerial function 24th March 1663. 
He was min. of Newtyle under indulgence 
3rd March 1670. 



PATRICK MIDDLETON, born 1662; 
168S educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (24th July 1680); had testi- 
monial for licence 7th Aug. 1684 from 
Presb. of St Andrews ; adm. about 1685 ; 
deprived by Privy Council, 22nd Aug. 1689, 
for neither reading the Proclamation of the 
Estates, nor praying for William and Mary 
but for James VII. He was prohibited from 
exercising the ministry by the Privy Council 
Dec. 1692 and became factor to Lord 
Kinnaird at Dundee 28th May 1702. With 
his wife he gave an annual rent of 400 
merks Scots to the Professors of Philosophy 
in the Univ. of St Andrews 25th May 1702. 
He had a meeting-house in Skinner's Close, 
Edinburgh, in 1716, and was prosecuted 
before the Lords of Justiciary, convicted 
19th June 1717 a second time for not 
praying for King George in terms of the 
Act of Toleration and discharged from 
preaching or exercising the ministry. He 
died at Bristol in 1736. He marr. (1) 
Margaret Orme : (2) pro. 24th Aug. 1721, 
Margaret Crawford, widow of John Forbes 
of Knaperny. Publications — A Dissertation 
upon the Power of the Church (London, 
1733) ; A Short Vieiv of the Evidences of 
the Christian Religion (London, 1734). — 
[Edin. Tests. ; P. R. Fife Sas. ; Chambers's 
Domestic Annals."] 

WILLIAM MITCHELL, formerly of 
1688 Footdee Chapel, Aberdeen; adm. 
1688; trans, to Dundee Third 
Charge 20th May 1691. 

JOHN ANDERSON, M.A., formerly of 
16gl Perth; called in April and adm. 
30th June 1691 ; trans, to St 
Leonard's (St Andrews) 1st Sept. 1697. 

JOHN SHAW, trans, from Newton and 
adm. 29th Nov. 1698 ; trans, to South 
Leith 22nd April 1708. 

MATTHEW WOOD, only son of Gavin 
1709 ^-' wr is nt > burgess of Glasgow; 
called 26th Sept. 1708; ord. 3rd 
Feb. 1709; adm. burgess of Glasgow 9th 
Aug. 1709 ; trans, to Old Greyfriars, Edin- 
burgh, 18th March 1711. 



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[PRESB. OF 



PATRICK CLOW, M.A. (St Andrews, 
1713 11th July 1701); licen. by Presb. 
there 24th Jan. 1711 ; pres. by John, 
Earl of Eothes in Aug., and ord. 26th Nov. 
1713 ; died Nov. 1731, aged about 50. He 
marr. (1) Ann Marshall, and had issue — 
John, born 1720 ; Jean (marr. John Spence, 
min. of Orwell) : (2) pro. 19th March 1731, 
Elizabeth Cranston, widow of James 
Farquharson, lieutenant in Lord Shannon's 
Regiment. — [Dunheld Tests. ; Canongate 
Marr. Reg.~\ 

ROBERT YOUNG, son of William Y., 
17S2 re g en t °f Philosophy in St Leonard's 
College, St Andrews ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (3rd May 
1721); licen. by Presb. there 12th Sept. 
1728 ; pres. by commissioners for John, 
Earl of Rothes in May and ord. 6th Sept. 
1732; elected Synod clerk 3rd Oct.. 1752; 
died 26th Oct. 1758. He marr. (1) 2nd Jan. 
1735, Rachel Haliday, who died 31st May 

1746, and had issue — Mary, born 28th Aug. 
1738, died 11th May 1813 : (2) 18th May 

1747, Jean (died 5th June 1781), daugh. of 
Thomas Newton, merchant, and had issue — 
David, born 7th April 1748; Margaret, 
born 7th May 1749 (marr. John Bruce, 
surveyor of Customs, Alloa) ; William, 
born 1st Aug. 1750 ; John, born 24th Jan. 
1752, died 10th Nov. 1755; Hannah Howard, 
born 21st May 1753 (marr. Captain John 
Bruce, 79th Regiment) ; Jane, born 21st 
Feb. 1755; Thomas, born 18th May 1756, 
died in Jamaica ; Anne, born 9th May 1757 
(marr. Alexander Kincaid, Lord Provost of 
Edinburgh). 

GEORGE WILLIS, born 1726; licen. 
1759 k y Pres b- °f Edinburgh 27th Nov. 
1754 ; pres. by John, Earl of Eothes, 
6th March, and ord. 20th Sept. 1759; died 
1st May 1808. He marr. 4th April 1770, 
Ann (died 21st April 1779), daugh. of 
Thomas Arnot of Chapel, and had issue — 
Agnes, born 28th March 1772 ; Katherine, 
born 9th Sept. 1773, died 17th March 1774; 
Thomas, born 23rd March 1775 ; George, 
collector of Customs, Hull, born 10th Oct. 
1776 ; Margaret, born 25th March 1778, died 
31st Jan. 1780; Robert, born 11th April 



1779, died 12th April 1800. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, vi.). 

CHRISTOPHER GREIG, M.A. ; trans. 
180 _ from Second Charge, Dysart; pres. 
by Jane Elizabeth, Countess of 
Rothes, with consent of Sir Lucas Pepys, 
her husband, Nov. 1808; adm. 26th Jan. 
1809 ; trans, to St Ninians 15th April 1824. 

JAMES NICOL, born 1799, son of 
1825 William N., min. of Scots Church, 
Swallow Street, London ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow; B.A. (1818), M.A. 
(1819); licen. by Presb. of Lanark 25th 
June 1823 ; pres. by George William, Earl 
of Rothes, 7th Aug. 1824; ord. 27th Jan. 
1825 ; died 6th Aug. 1854. He marr. 16th 
Jan. 1827, Eliza Hunter, who died at 
Ormiston 26th July 1857, and had issue 
—William, born 8th Dec. 1827, died at 
Auckland, New Zealand, 2nd Dec. 1855 ; 
Andrew Hunter, born 1st March 1829; 
Susanna Cumming, born 9th May 1830; 
Janet and Ann (twins), born 7th Sept. 
1831 ; Eliza Hunter, born 13th Feb. 1833 ; 
James, born 14th Feb. 1835. Publication — 
Account of the Parish {New Stat. Ace, vs..). 

ALEXANDER MACLAREN, pres. by 
1855 George, Earl of Rothes, Nov. 1854 ; 
ord. 1st March 1855 ; trans, to 
Mertoun 16th June 1864. 

DAVID WILLIAMSON RUNCIMAN, 
born 26th June 1837, son of David 
R., D.D., min. of St Andrew's, 
Glasgow ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1860) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow ; 
pres. by Henrietta, Countess of Rothes ; 
ord. 1st Sept. 1864; res. 5th Dec. 1877; 
went to New Zealand ; adm. to St 
Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Ponsonby, 
Auckland, 1878-89 ; app. registrar, Univer- 
sity College, Auckland, 1894 ; res. in 1907 ; 
died at Auckland 24th June 1910. He 
marr. 24th April 1866, Isabella Agatha 
(died 13th Aug. 1917, aged 69), daugh. of 
Matthew Leishman, D.D., min. of Govan, 
and had issue — Jane Elizabeth, born 15th 
Feb. 1867 ; David, born 30th Sept. 1868, 
died 10th Jan. 1887 ; Matthew Leishman, 



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born 9th Aug. 1869, died at Buenos Aires 
4th Sept. 1920; William Aitchison, born 
9th Aug. 1871, died 30th Oct. 1917; 
Robert Leishman, born 9th June 1873 ; 
John Leslie, born 12th April 1875 ; Janet 
Aitchison, born 17th July 1876 (marr. 
Thomas Scott, min. of Laurencekirk); 
James Bruce, born 20th Aug. 1878, died 
27th Feb. 1879; Isabella Ruth, born 27th 
Dec. 1879 (marr. George Haydon); Alex- 
ander Ewing, born 6th March 1882, died 
28th Sept. 1882; Elizabeth Anderson, 
born 6th June 1883 (marr. 11th April 
1917, William George Andrews, min. of 
St Bride's, Edinburgh) ; Hugh Inglis, born 
23rd Dec. 1885; Mary Russell, born 27th 
Dec. 1887, died 25th July 1889. 



1878 



ANDREW RUSSELL, born Maryhill, 
3rd Oct. 1844, son of John R. and 
Jeanie Gillies; educated at Mary- 
hill Parish School and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1866) ; assistant at St James's 
Parish, Glasgow, and Carluke ; ord. to 
East Parish, Brechin, 7th Dec. 1871; 
trans, to North Church, Stirling, 17th 
Sept. 1874; trans, and adm. 14th May 
1878; died 14th April 1914. He marr. 
6th Dec. 1883, Emily Cecilia, fourth sur- 
viving daugh. of Joseph Davies, Kensing- 
ton, and had issue — Edith Cecilia, born 
8th Oct. 1884 (marr. 29th June 1910, Arthur 
Cuthbertson Ponsford); Beatrice Irene, 
born 15th July 1888. 

JOHN ROBERTSON MACGREGOR, 
1BO w born Strathtay, 20th Sept. 1864, son 
of John M. and Grace Robertson ; 
educated at Hutcheson's Grammar School 
and Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow May 1898 ; assistant at Holburn, 
Aberdeen, 1898-9, Arbroath Parish, 1899- 
1902 ; ord. to Hutchesontown, Glasgow, 
23rd June 1902 ; trans, and adm. (assistant 
and successor) 31st Jan. 1907. Marr. 16th 
Oct. 1889, Mima, daugh. of James Grandi- 
son and Eleanora Reid, and has issue — 
Eleanora, born 23rd July 1890; Grace 
Robertson Holburn, W.R.N.S., born 22nd 
Nov. 1898 (marr. 3rd June 1924, Herbert 
Walker Hay worth, B.L., Stranraer) ; Gladys 
Grandison, born 19th Aug. 1901. 



LOCHGELLY (Q.S.). 

[A chapel was built here in 1855. The 
parish of Lochgelly was disjoined from 
Auchterderran and Ballingry on 12th 
Feb. 1868. 

ANDREW WILSON, M.A. ; ord. 4th 
1856 July 1856 ; trans, to Fern 25th April 
1861. 

WILLIAM MAIR, M.A. ; ord. 24th 
1861 Oct. 1861 ; trans, to Ardoch 6th 
April 1865 (c/. Vol. II., 150). Publications 
— A Digest of Laws and Decisions Ecclesi- 
astical and Civil [supplementary edition 
prepared by a Committee of the Associa- 
tion of General Assembly, Synod and 
Presbytery Clerks] (Edinburgh, 1923) 
(second edition, 1895 not 1875, fourth 
edition, 1912 not 1914 as in Vol. II.); 
Speaking, 5th edition (Edinburgh 1923). 

MUNGO REID, M.A. ; ord. 17th May 
- 86 _ 1865 ; adm. first min. of the parish ; 
trans, to Mearns 30th July 1868; 
died 19th Jan. 1924. 

THOMAS DEWAR, born 15th June 
186 _ 1846, eldest son of Thomas D., min. 
of South Parish, Aberdeen ; edu- 
cated at Grammar School and Univ. of 
Aberdeen; licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 
May 1867 ; assistant at South Parish, 
Aberdeen ; ord. 2nd Dec. 1868 ; res. 28th 
Oct. 1912. Marr. 22nd Nov. 1870, Cather- 
ine (died 12th March 1918), eldest daugh. 
of James French, min. of Dunfermline, and 
had issue — Thomas, born 13th Sept. 1871 ; 
Ann Macdonald, born 25th Dec. 1873; 
Grace Catherine Edmonston, born 7th 
July 1882. 

DAVID FINLAY CLARK, M.A., B.D. ; 
lgl3 ord. 12th March 1913 ; trans, to 
John Knox Parish, Aberdeen, 9th 
March 1918. 

ROBERT NICOL PATON, born Staly- 

1918 b ria1 S e > lst Feb. 1886 > son °* J olm 
P. and Annie Eliza Nicol ; educated 
at Grammar School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1907), B.D. (1910); licen. by Presb. 
of Aberdeen May 1910 ; assistant at Fernie- 
gair, Hamilton ; ord. to New Byth 21st 



112 



MARKINCH 



[PEESB. OF 



March 1913 ; trans, and adm. 24th July 
1918. Marr. 30th Aug. 1913, Catherine, 
daugh. of George Henry Gray, and has 
issue — Esther Margaret, born 8th April 
1915 ; Nigel David, born 2nd March 1919. 



MARKINCH. 

[Markinch and Kirkforthar. — These 
parishes were united in 1641. 

Markinch. — The church of Markinch was 
dedicated of old to St Drostan, but there 
was a later dedication to St John the 
Baptist. The church belonged to the 
Priory of St Andrews. 

Kirkforthar. — Kirkforthar was a parson- 
age. Its ruined church still stands.] 

PETER WATSON, trans, from Ballingry 
1564 before 10th Nov. 1564, with Kin- 
glassie, Leslie, Portmoak, and Kirk- 
forthar also in his charge ; trans, to Dumfries 
about 1574. — [Constit. Proc. Consist. St 
Andrews.'] 

v WILLIAM BRAIDFUTE, trans, from 
15 „. Kilgour in 1576 ; pres. to the vicar- 
age by James VI. 13th Sept. 1583; 
trans, to Ballingry after 1st Jan. 1581 ; 
returned before 1585 ; trans, to Portmoak 
in 1590. 

JOHN MICHAELSON, M.A. ; trans, 
from Auchtertool in 1590 ; trans, to 



1590 



Burntisland 25th Jan. 1616. 



WILLIAM WATSON, adm. to High 
, 61a Kirk, Edinburgh, 18th April 1585 ; 
trans, to South East or Old Kirk 
18th April 1598 ; trans, to Burntisland in 
1601 ; pres. by James VI. 1st March 1616 ; 
died 16th May 1619. He marr. (1) before 
12th Sept. 1589, Barbara, daugh. of John 
Craig, min. of the Chapel Royal, Stirling, 
and had issue — William, bapt. 27th July 
1595 ; James, bapt. 29th March 1598, died 
young ; Janet (marr. David Phin, sailor, 
Burntisland); Rebecca: (2) Mawsia Thom- 
son, widow of Adam Boswell, Burntisland. 
— [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Edin. Guild Reg. ; Edin. 
Bapt. Reg. ; St Andrews Tests. ; G. R. 
Inhib., xxix., 206 ; Reg. of Deeds, ccccviii., 
411 ; Coioan Ped. Table, xxi.] 



ANDREW LAMONT, son of Alan 
16lg L., min. of Scoonie; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (22nd 
July 1608) ; was an " expectant " 20th Aug. 
1615 ; pres. by James VI. 1st June 1619, 
and to Kirkforthar by Charles I. 16th 
May 1626 ; D.D. ; dep. 7th Feb. 1639 for 
contumacy, and refusing to acknowledge 
the lawfulness of the General Assembly 
preceding, or to intimate the sentence of 
deposition against the bishops, till it should 
be confirmed by Parliament. He went to 
England, but returned to Scotland Sept. 
1650 in consequence of an edict of Parlia- 
ment in Aug. that year, commanding all 
Scots people to remove out of England 
under pain of death. He again went to 
England 27th Oct. 1651 ; was inst. parson 
of Thwinge in Yorkshire, where he died in 
June 1663, aged about 75. He marr. 
Margaret, daugh. of Robert Howie, Princi- 
pal of St Andrews, and had issue — Alan of 
Northburton,Yorkshire,born 1628; Andrew, 
D.D., rector of Beesby, Surrey ; James ; 
Janet (marr. Robert Constable, vicar of Mus- 
ton, Yorkshire) ; Jean ; Agnes ; Margaret. — 
[Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Lamont's Diary, 5, 36, 166 ; 
Burntisland Sess. Reg. ; Wodroio MSS.~\ 

FREDERICK CARMICHAEL, M.A., 
le40 eldest son of John O, min. of Kil- 
conquhar ; pres. to Kirkcaldy 21st 
April 1627 but not settled ; ord. to 
Kennoway that year ; trans, and adm. 
11th June 1640 ; pres. by Charles I. 14th 
Sept., and coll. 28th Oct. 1641 ; received a 
protection from the Marquess of Montrose 
20th Aug. 1645, had a thanksgiving service 
for General Leslie's victory at Philip- 
haugh ; was one of the Commission for 
visiting the Univ. of St Andrews 16th 
Jan. 1649 ; died 3rd May 1667, aged about 
70. He marr. 4th Dec. 1623, Mary (died 
Feb. 1669), daugh. of John Gillespie, min. 
of Kirkcaldy, and had issue — John, min. 
of Traquair ; Alexander, min. of Pettinain ; 
Frederick ; Lilias ; Anna ; Cecil (marr. 
Robert Honeyman, min. of St Andrews.) 
—[Kirkcaldy Sess. Reg. ; Reg. Sec. Sig. ; 
Mem. of Montrose ; Lamont's Diary, 199 ; 
Wodrow's Hist. ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 6133 ; 
Balfour's Hist. Wm-ks.] 



kikkcaldy] 



MARKINCH 



113 



JOHN RAMSAY of Duniface; M.A. 
1668 ^* Andrews I 640 ); adm - to Cares- 
ton before 1st May 1645; trans, to 
Scoonie 14th Aug. 1662 ; trans, and adm. 
6th May 1668 ; died Feb. 1685, aged about 
65. He acquired the lands of Duniface, 
which he bequeathed in 1681 to one of the 
United Colleges, St Andrews, to found 
bursaries. He marr. Isobel Guthrie, who 
died s.p. before 19th Jan. 1687.— [Lamont's 
Diary, '153, 205; St Andrews Tests.; 
Fountainhall's Dec. ; Inq. Ret. Fife, 
1267 ; Gen., 6544 ; Sc. Warrant Book, 
iii., 434; Fife Sas., xiv., 55.] 

JOHN MIDDLETON, M.A. (King's 
College, Aberdeen, 1644); licen. by 
Presb. of St Andrews before 4th July 
1650 ; ord. by the First Presbyterian Classis 
in the province of London as min. of a 
congregation in England ; adm. to Leuchars 
4th Dec. 1661; D.D. (St Andrews, 30th 
Dec. 1683) ; trans, and adm. after 24th 
March 1684 ; accused before Privy Council 
10th Sept. 1689 of not reading the Pro- 
clamation of the Estates, nor praying for 
William and Mary but for James VII. ; 
he was acquitted ; dem. in 1695 ; died 
in 1696, aged about 72. He marr. (1) 
Margaret Wemyss, and had issue — John ; 
Robert, rector of St Mary's, Colchester ; 
served heir to his father 21st Dec. 1711 ; 
Isobel : (2) Ann Forrester, and had issue — 
Alexander; John; George; Margaret: (3) 
Janet Hume, who died 28th Nov. 1773.— 
[Services of Heirs ; lnq. Eet. Fife, 129 ; 
Fife Sas., xiii., 188.] 

WILLIAM MACKIE, was a min. at the 
first meeting of ministers in Lothian 
6th July 1687 after Toleration had 
been granted ; adm. to Portmoak in 1687, 
and preached at Scotland Well in a small 
house built of stone and turf ; called 
Dec. 1697; trans, and adm. 10th Feb. 
1698; died 24th May 1699. He marr. 
(1) Christian Ayton of Burntisland, and 
had issue — Charles, professor of Civil 
History in Univ. of Edinburgh, 1719-65 ; 
Jean : (2) pro. 16th Dec. 1690, Margaret, 
daugh. of John Carstairs, min. of St 
Mungo's, Glasgow, who survived him and 

VOL. V. 



marr. (2) pro. 15th Sept. 1706, Major James 
Colt, Edinburgh Castle. — [Edin. Marr. 
Reg. ; St Andrews Tests. ; Ferrie's Life of 
Carstairs ; Colt Family.} 

JOSEPH DREW, trans, from New 
Monkland; called 13th Oct. 1700; 
adm. 30th April 1701 ; trans, to 
St Leonards 6th Oct. 1708. 

JAMES DICKSON, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
7 „ 11th July 1696) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Earlston 23rd Nov. 1699; ord. to 
Second Charge, South Leith, 16th July 
1700 ; called 20th Nov. 1711 ; trans, and 
adm. 23rd Jan. 1712; died between 16th 
July and 20th Aug. 1730, aged about 54. 
He marr. 26th Dec. 1700, Theodosia, 
daugh. of Thomas Gibson, surgeon, burgess 
of Edinburgh, who survived him, and had 
issue — Theodosia ; Isobel ; Ann ; Mary ; 
Margaret ; Thomas ; Janet ; Eupham ; 
James ; Agnes ; George ; Josepha. Publica- 
tion — Practical Discourses (Edinburgh, 
1731).— [Edin. Marr. Reg.] 

THOMAS TULLIDELPH, trans, from 

Dron; called 28th April, and adm. 

7th Oct. 1731 ; dem. on appointment 

as Professor of Divinity, St Mary's College, 

St Andrews, 17th Oct. 1734 (q.v.). 

GEORGE PRESTON, licen. by Presb. 

of Cupar 1st Jan., pres. by George II. 

9th April, called 27th May, and ord. 
21st Aug. 1735 ; died 24th Aug. 1757. He 
marr. 5th Oct. 1737, Susan Maclaren, who 
died 20th May 1768, and had issue— Janet, 
born 27th Nov. 1738 ; Eupham, born 15th 
Jan. 1740 ; Margaret, born 18th Dec. 1741 ; 
Alexander, W.S., born 29th Dec. 1742, died 
26th Dec. 1820; Susanna, born 19th Dec. 
1743, died 17th April 1744. 

JOHN PINKERTON, born 9th Aug. 
1717, son of James P., schoolmaster 
of Lasswade ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 
24th March 1741 ; ord. to Dalziel 7th 
Feb. 1744; called 30th March, trans, and 
adm. 7th Sept. 1758; died suddenly at 
Balfour House 17th June 1784. He marr. 
9th Aug. 1748, Anne (died 21st April 1787), 
fourth daugh. of William Drummond of 

H 



114 



MARKINCH— KIRKFORTHAR— METHIL 



[PEESB. OF 



1818 



Hawthornden, and had issue — Francis, 
captain 98th Foot, born 27th July 1749; 
Archibald, born 1752. — [Douglas's Baron., 
574 ; St Andrews Tests.] 

JOHN THOMSON, D.D. ; trans, from 

ll785 Sanquhar ; pres. by George III. 9th 

Nov. 1784; adm. 5th May 1785; 

trans, to New Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 18th 

Oct. 1800. 

GEOEGE WRIGHT, D.D., trans, from 

. _ nl Kilmarnock Chapel-of-Ease ; pres. by 

George III. 17th March, and adm. 

7th May 1801 ; trans, to First Charge, 

Stirling, 21st Jan. 1818. 

JAMES SIEVWRIGHT, bapt. 19th 
March 1783, son of James S., Drum- 
delgie, Parish of Cairnie ; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1st April 1807); became tutor in family 
of Alexander Stewart, D.D., Dingwall ; 
licen. by Presb. of Perth 25th Nov. 1812 ; 
ord. by Presb. of Edinburgh 25th Jan. 
1815 min. of Presbyterian congregation at 
Gateshead-on-Tyne ; pres. by George, Prince 
Regent, 6th Feb., and adm. 17th April 1818. 
Joined the Free Church; min. of Mark- 
inch Free Church, 1843-52 ; D.D. (Glasgow, 
11th March 1846); elected Moderator of 
Free Church General Assembly 20th May 
1847 ; died 29th Nov. 1852. Dr Chalmers 
died suddenly during the sittings of the 
Assembly of 1847. At his funeral, Dr S., 
"walking a little apart, and alone, with 
feeble and tottering steps, was an observed 
figure. His bloodless and thoughtful 
features, his keen eye, his jet-black wig, 
and his moderator's dress, suggested an 
old-world cut of a grave divine of the 
seventeenth century. He looked as if he 
had stepped out of a picture-frame to join 
in the sable gathering." He marr. 15th 
June 1815, Jessie (died s.p. at Edinburgh 
24th Oct. 1864), daugh. of James Mellis of 
Newhall. Publications — Five Occasional 
Sermons (Newcastle, 1816; Edinburgh, 1849); 
Memoirs of Rev. Alexander Stewart, D.D. 
(Stewart's Sermons, Edinburgh, 1822); 
Thoughts on Sanctification (Edinburgh, 
1325); Sermons (1826); A Protestor's Apology 
for Quitting the Established Church (Edin- 
burgh, 1843); Memorials of a Ministry 



(Edinburgh, 1856) ; Account of the Parish 
{Neiv Stat. Ace, ix.); Sermon I. {Free Church 
Pulpit, i.) ; Two Articles {Christian Herald, 
i.). — [Taylor's Hist. Notices of Markinch, 
244.] 

JAMES LANDEL [or LANDELL] 

1843 E0SE > born 28tn June 1811 > eldest 
son of William K., collector of taxes, 

Berwickshire, and Harriet, daugh. of David 

Landel, min. of Coldingham ; educated at 

Academy and Univ. of Glasgow ; pres. by 

Queen Victoria 30th Aug., and ord. 9th 

Nov. 1843 ; died unmarr. 18th June 1900 — 

[Tombst.] 

v-JAMES HENDERSON BKYDEN, 



1889 



born The Birches, Morton, Dumfries- 



shire, 13th Aug. 1859, son of Thomas 
B. and Elizabeth Henderson ; educated at 
Gair,Chapelknowe,and Lochmaben Schools, 
and Univs. of Glasgow and Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1883), B.D. (1886); licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh 14th May 1886 ; assistant at 
Ladhope, Crailing, and Kinghorn ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) to Holywood 4th 
July 1889 ; trans, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 26th July 1899. He marr. 10th 
April 1894, Georgina (died 5th Feb. 1920), 
daugh. of George Weir, min. of Humbie. 
Publications — A Memorial Sermon on Rev. 
J.L. Rose (Markinch, 1900); "The Bights 
of Baptized Children " {Teachers' Magazine). 

KIRKFORTHAR. 

[United to Markinch by the Plat before 
4th Nov. 1641.] 

DAVID DONALDSON, reader in 1573 
1573 and 1577. — [Acts and Dec, lv., 5.] 

METHIL (Q.S.). 

[A chapel opened here on 1st April 
1838, had a constitution from the General 
Assembly 18th May 1839. The parish was 
disjoined from Wemyss and Markinch on 
6th Ma'rch 1876.] 

JOHN WILSON, ord. 21st Nov. 1839 ; 

res. in 1843 on presentation to Port- 

1889 moak, but owing to opposition of 

congregation was not admitted there ; 



KIRKCALDY] 



METHIL— MILTON OF BALGONIE 



115 



1855 



1883 



adm. to North Church, Aberdeen, 27th 
Sept. 1843. 

[Vacant 1843-55.] 

JAMES DUFF, educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen; MA. (1831); 
ord. (assistant) at New Spynie in 
1847 ; app. here in 1855. 

THOMAS MOKISON, born 29th 
1857 April 1825, son of Walter M., min. 
of Morebattle ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Kelso ; 
ord. to Melbourne, Montreal, Canada, 
March 1853; dem. in 1855; adm. to this 
charge 21st Oct. 1858 ; adm. first min. of 
parish in 1876; died 26th Dec. 1882. He 
marr. Elizabeth Christian (died 16th April 
1908), daugh. of James Donaldson, min. of 
Canonbie. 

ALEXANDEK AYTOUN YOUNG, 
trans, from Sinclairtown Chapel and 
adm. 1st May 1883 ; trans, to Clunie 
15th May 1891. 

THOMAS MUIE, M.A., B.D.; ord. 
1891 24th Sept. 1891 ; trans, to Skirling 
25th Sept. 1906. 

ALEXANDER ROBERTSON, born 
Galston, 29th Nov. 1864, son of 
Alexander R. and Elizabeth Paton ; 
educated at Galston School and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 7th Dec. 
1898 ; assistant at Strathaven, Larbert, and 
Kilwinning; ord. 28th Feb. 1907; died 18th 
Sept. 1923. He marr. 23rd April 1907, 
Annie, daugh. of William and Susannah 
Shepherd. 

GEORGE OMOND M'KENZIE, born 
27th Aug. 1893, son of John M., 
solicitor, and Janet Omond ; edu- 
cated at George Watson's College and Univ. 
of Edinburgh; MA. (1921); licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh 20th Dec. 1922 ; assistant at 
Kirkintilloch ; ord. 27th Dec. 1923. Marr. 
19th Sept. 1914, Isabella Jopp, daugh. of 
Thomas Spence and Jane Christie, and has 
issue — Ian Gordon, born 1st July 1916; 
Thomas Spence Seaforth, born 11th July 
1917, died 19th Feb. 1923 ; George Fingal, 
born 27th April 1920 ; Gilbert Omond, born 
20th May 1921 ; Kenneth Macbeth, bom 
6th June 1923. 



1907 



1923 



MILTON OF BALGONIE (Q.S.). 

[A chapel was opened here in 1836, 
and had a constitution from the General 
Assembly 29th May 1837. The parish 
was disjoined from Markinch and erected 
21st Feb. 1876.] 

JOHN MURRAY, elected 1st Sept., 
and ord. 26th Oct. 1837 ; trans. 



1837 



to Dunbog 11th May 1838. 



JOHN M'EWEN, elected 1st Nov. 1838 ; 

ord. 31st Jan. 1839; dem. 3rd 

Aug. 1843, to go to Canada under 

Colonial Committee, but became assistant 

at St Andrews ; adm. to Dyke 23rd Nov. 

1843. 

vWILLIAM BAIN, born 1793, only son 
of William B., schoolmaster, Glas- 
1848 gow ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
ord. 7th Dec. 1843; died 26th Jan. 
1870. He marr. a daugh. of Archibald 
Fleming, Anderston, Glasgow, and had 
issue— Isabella, born 1831, died 16th Sept. 
1915. 

JOHN CLEGHORN BELL, ord. 8th 
April 1870 ; trans, to Pathhead 14th 



1870 



May 1873. 



1873 



JAMES FORBES, trans, from Low 
Meeting, Berwick-upon-Tweed, 1873; 
adm. first min. of parish in 1876 ; 
trans, to Cranshaws 7th Sept. 1876. 

ALEXANDER GALLOWAY, M.A., 
B.D. ; ord. 28th Dec. 1876 ; trans. 
1876 to Minto 19th June 1878. 

JOHN MITCHELL MONCREIFF, 
born Arbroath, 1850, son of Thomas 
1878 Reid M., stationer, and Caroline 
Campbell Mitchell, and brother of Robert 
K. M., D.D., min. of Arngask ; educated 
at Parish School and Univ. of St Andrews ; 
ord. 14th Nov. 1878 ; died unmarr. 9th 
March 1883. 

JAMES CLARK, born Laigh Crook, 
Sorn, 5th Dec. 1851, son of William 
1883 C. and Elizabeth Lindsay; edu- 
cated at Sorn Parish School and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; M.A. (1878) ; licen. by Presb. 



116 



PRINLAWS— SCOONIE 



[PEESB. OF 



of Ayr 4th May 1881 ; assistant at West 
St Giles, Edinburgh ; ord. 22nd Aug. 1883 ; 
died unmarr. 10th May 1921. 



1921 



JOHN FAULDS, born Ardrossan, 26th 
Feb. 1870, son of James F. and Jane 
Gillies ; educated at Moray House, 
Daniel Stewart's College, and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
29th Nov. 1899; assistant at North Esk, 
Ayr, and Hamilton; ord. to Kandy, Ceylon, 
12th Sept. 1909; res. in 1920; adm. 25th 
Aug. 1921. Marr. 30th Sept. 1909, Jeanie 
Naismith, daugh. of Thomas Minto and 
Jeanie Naismith Shearer. 



PRINLAWS (Q.S.). 

[The parish was disjoined from Leslie 
and erected 16th Nov. 1891.] 



JAMES NTVEN HILL, born Milton 
1884 °^ Balgonie 28th Aug. 1845, son of 
Colin H. and Janet Niven ; edu- 
cated at Milton of Balgonie School, Univ. 
of St Andrews, and Theological Seminary 
of Chicago ; licen. by Presb. of Chicago, 
Illinois, U.S.A.; ord. to Belleville, Wis- 
consin, U.S.A., 1878 ; trans, to Dwight, 
Illinois, Oct. 1878 ; app. here July 1884 ; 
adm. first min. of the parish 2nd Dec. 
1891 ; res. 8th June 1919 ; died 12th April 
1922. He marr. 6th April 1874, Marion 
Josephine, daugh. of Charles Hatch, and 
had issue — Janet Theresa, born 24th March 
1875 ; Charles Thompson, born 15th Oct. 
1878, died 18th May 1901 ; Colin Cecil 
Pitcairn, M.A., chaplain at Secunderabad, 
India, born 17th July 1887. Publications — 
The Cycle of Life and other Poems (Edin- 
burgh, 1893) ; First Communion Lessons 
(two editions, Kirkcaldy, 1899). 

ARNOLD [SPENCE] GRAY SMITH, 

1920 k° rn 186 6> son of James Spence S., 
min. of Eday ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh; M.A. (1889); licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh in 1S92 ; assistant at 
Lady Yester's, Edinburgh, 1892-8, and at 
Inverkeithny ; app. to Finzean 4th Nov. 
1900; ord. there 4th April 1903; trans. 
and adm. 12th Nov. 1920. Marr. 3rd June 



1903, Jane (died 30th Jan. 1921), younger 
daugh. of John Gray of Roeberry, Orkney, 
and has issue — Margaret Euphemia 
Mortimer. 

SCOONIE. 

[The church of Scoonie was dedicated to 
St Modwenna. It belonged to the Priory of 
St Andrews. In 1775 the church was re- 
moved from Scoonie to Leven.] 



1566 



JOHN SYMSON, min. in 1566; with 
Markinch and Methil in the charge 
in 1574; removed to Kennoway about 



1580. 



1580 



ALAN LAMONT, born 1550, son of 
Alan L. and Margaret, daugh. of 
Sir William Moncreiff of that Ilk : 
became regent in St Leonard's College 1577 ; 
adm. in 15S0; pres. to vicarage by James 
VI. 9th Feb. 1602; died 1630. He marr. (1) 
Margaret Nairn, who died 1st Sept. 1581, 
and had issue — Alan, reader at Dysart 1610- 
23 ; Margaret : (2) Janet, daugh. of James 
Cockburn of Treaton, and had issue — 
Thomas, his colleague in the parish ; An- 
drew, min. of Markinch ; James, min. of 
Kinnettles; Walter, assistant in the parish; 
John, apprentice to Alexander Telpher, 
merchant, Edinburgh, 18th Dec. 1616, 
afterwards min. of Templepatrick ; chased 
out of Ireland by the rebels in 1642, died 
21st Jan. 1652. — [Beg. Assig. ; Inscriptions 
on Communion Cups; Canongate Sess. Reg. ; 
Fife Sas., vi., 351 ; Fife Inhib., 26th March 
1611 ; Lamont Papers, 286, 298, 317, 348, 
349.] 

THOMAS LAMONT, son of preceding ; 

educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 

M.A. (1606); was an "expectant" 
4th Sept. 1611 ; adm. (colleague) May 
1614; still min. 5th Oct. 1624; died before 
1643. He marr. Margaret Cockburn, who 
died before 1643, and had issue— Alan.— 
[Lamont Papers, 645; Fife Sas., vi., 351.] 

[WALTER LAMONT, younger brother 
of preceding ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (161S); passed trials 
before Presb. of St Andrews and Kirk- 



1614 



KIRKCALDY] 



SCOONIE 



117 



caldy ; sometime reader at Dysart ; app. 
assistant, but his settlement was opposed 
by the laird of Durie and William Kig 
of Athernie. On 2nd Oct. 1627 he was 
allowed to remain assistant till next 
Synod ; pres. by Charles I. 22nd May 1631, 
but not settled ; went to Ireland and was 
min. at Temple Patrick in 1643 ; preached 
in Yorkshire between June 1649 and 8th 
Nov. 1667. He marr. Cecil, daugh. of 
James Holburn of Menstrie, and had issue 
— Colin. — [Lamont Papers, 643, 656 ; 
Lamont's Diary, 5, 202; Reg. Sec. Sig.~\ 



1632 



ROBERT CRANSTOUN, son of William 
O, min. of Lathrisk (Kettle) ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(29th July 1609); pres. to Lathrisk 6th 
May 1626, and to this charge by Charles 
II. 11th Nov. 1632 ; was a member of 
Assembly of 1638 ; had his chamber in 
Durie burned by a fire during sermon 
28th Feb. 1641, when the Session Records 
also perished; died in 1643. He marr. and 
had issue — Edmund ; Sarah (marr. John 
Ramsay, min. of Kettle). — [St Andrews 
Tests.; Reg. of Deeds, 29th April 1663; 
Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Baillie's Letters ; G. R. 
Inhib., 14th Feb. 1637.] 



1643 



ALEXANDER MONCREIFF, bapt. 
16th Dec. 1613, second son of 
Matthew M. of Kintillo, parish of 
Dunbamey; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh; M.A. (1635); was on a leet for Kirk- 
caldy 23rd Dec. 1641 ; pres. by Charles I. 
14th June, and adm. 26th Sept. 1643 ; 
was one of the commissioners for visiting 
the Univ. of St Andrews 16th Jan. 1649 ; 
gave in a protest to the Presb. against the 
public Resolutions 3rd Dec. 1651 ; named 
by Cromwell one of the commissioners for 
authorising mins. to enjoy their benefices, 
etc., in the provinces of Perth, Fife, and 
Angus. He presented a petition from him- 
self and other mins. of Fife against the 
Toleration and other encroachments, and 
having thus made himself obnoxious to the 
Government was imprisoned on a charge of 
praying for the King. He along with nine 
other mins. who had met to draw up an 
address to the King were arrested and con- 



fined in the Castle of Edinburgh 23rd Aug. 
1660. On 12th July 1661 he was inhibited 
by the King and Parliament from exercising 
any office within the parish, to which he 
was confined. A decreet was passed against 
him for hoi ding conventicles, 16th July 1674, 
and on 23rd the magistrates of Perth were 
appointed to arrest him. He died 6th Oct. 
1688, after having several times eluded the 
search of his persecutors, and was buried 
in Greyfriars, Edinburgh. He marr. Anna 
(died 25th Oct. 1704, aged 84), daugh. of 
Robert Murray of Woodend, min. of 
Methven, and had issue — Matthew, who 
succeeded his uncle in estate of Culfargie ; 
William, min. of Largo ; John, min. of 
Trinity Parish, Edinburgh ; Robert, clerk 
to the Privy Council 1689 ; Anna (marr. 
1681, Hugh Cunningham, Lord Provost of 
Edinburgh) ; Margaret (marr., cont. 1st 
Dec. 1691, Alexander Swyne, bailie of 
Dysart) ; Elizabeth (marr. Andrew Ward- 
roper, min. of Ballingry). Publication — 
Letter while in Confinement to Mrs Mon- 
creiff (Christian Mag., vii.). — [St Andrews 
Sess. Reg. ; Greyfriars Burials ; Playfair's 
Baronetage, iii. ; Lamont's Diary ; Reg. 
Sec. Sig.; G. R. Inhib., 22nd Dec. 1662; 
Monteith's Mort., 55; Fleming's Fulfill, 
of Scriptures, 343 ; Seton's House of Mon- 
creif, 84.] 

JOHN RAMSAY, M.A. ; trans, from 
Careston, and adm. 14th Aug. 1662 ; 
trans, to Markinch 6th May 1668. 

GEORGE WOOD, born Crail, 1648, 
son of Robert W., portioner of 
Sauchope, and Catherine Moncrieff ; 
M.A. (St Andrews, 19th July 1664); 
passed trials before Presb. of St Andrews 
and recommended for licence 11th Dec. 
1667 ; pres. in Aug., and adm. 18th Nov. 
1669 ; app. Synod clerk 25th April 1677 ; 
accused of adultery, he deserted his charge 
and went to England about 8th Feb. 1680, 
the parish being declared vacant 16th May 
that year. He marr., and had issue- 
Robert; James; Alison. 

GEORGE LANDAL, M.A. ; trans, 
from Kemback, and adm. 16th June 



1669 



1680 



1680 ; trans, to Cupar-Fife in 1682. 



118 



SCOONIE 



[PEESB. OF 



" JOHN BLAIK, M.A. (St Andrews 1662) 
1RR „ adm. to Auchtertool about 1672 
trans, and adm. 10th May 1682 
accused before the Privy Council 3rd Sept. 
1689 of neither reading the Proclamation of 
the Estates, nor praying for William and 
Mary, etc., but was acquitted ; dep. (by a 
committee of Synod) when he was over 
seventy - eight years of age, after 11th 
April 1717. He petitioned the Assembly, 
which on 14th May following referred the 
case to its commission. He marr. Margaret 
Dewar, and had issue — David ; Catherine ; 
Christian ; Margaret ; Jane ; Eupham ; 
Helen. — [<?. R. Sas., xcv., 344; Case of 
Greenshields ; Morrison's Dec, xviii.] 



1718 



THOMAS MELVILLE, M.A. (Glasgow, 
10th Feb. 1708) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Kirkcaldy 9th Aug. 1716; became 
chaplain to the laird of Raith ; called 9th 
Oct. 1717 ; ord. 5th March 1718 ; dem. 
owing to age and infirmity 12th Oct. 1763 ; 
died 12th Nov. 1766. He marr. 7th Oct. 
1719, Ann (died 20th March 1752), daugh. 
of Alan Lamont, merchant, Leven, and had 
issue — Elizabeth ; Andrew ; Margaret, born 
28th Nov. 1722 ; Lottie ; Thomas ; Helen, 
died 15th May 1751 ; Alan, born 7th Dec. 
1727, died at Boston, Mass., 2nd Jan. 1760 ; 
Marie ; Sophia ; John, born 24th June 
1732, admitted to Middle Temple, 11th 
July 1777; Ann, born 9th June 1734, died 
27th May 1747.— {Fife Sas., xxv., 112.] 

DAVID SWAN, born 1736; M.A. (St 
17fi4 Andrews 1753) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Kirkcaldy 26th March 1760 ; became 
assistant in the parish ; pres. by George 
III. 31st Jan., and ord. 10th May 1764; 
elected Synod clerk 8th April 1777 ; D.D. 
(Marischal College, Aberdeen, 25th Sept. 
1802) ; died 22nd Oct. 1812. He marr. (1) 
16th Dec. 1765, Susanna (died 28th Feb. 
1800), daugh. of Robert Spears, min. of 
Burntisland, and had issue — Jean, born 
27th Sept. 1766, died 17th Oct. 1767; 
Elizabeth, born 9th Dec. 1767, died 6th 
March 1770; Katherine, born 26th Dec. 
1769, died 1st April 1789 ; James, born 1st 
Oct. 1771, died at London, 17th Aug. 1788 ; 
Robert, min. of Abercrombie, born 9th May 
1773; Alexander, born 11th March 1775, 



1813 



died 1862 ; William Dalgleish, min. of 
Ferryport-on-Craig, born 27th Oct. 1780 : 
(2) 16th March 1801, Helen Landale, who 
died 6th Sept. 1833. Publication — Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace., v.). — 
{Genealogy of James Young, 101.] 

, GEORGE BREWSTER, born 1784, 
second son of James B., Rector of 
the Grammar School of Jedburgh, 
and Margaret Key, and brother of Sir 
David B. ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; became tutor in the family of 
Christie of Durie ; licen. by Presb. of Kirk- 
caldy 24th Aug. 1809; pres. by George, 
Prince Regent, 9th Nov. 1812; ord. 25th 
Aug. 1813; D.D. (St Andrews, 10th June 
1848); died 20th June 1855. He marr. 
27th Oct. 1815, Jane (died 13th April 
1869), eldest daugh. of Thomas Haddaway, 
Stirling, and had issue — James, born 30th 
Nov. 1816, died 4th Feb. 1817 ; Mary Ann, 
born 21st Jan. 1818, died at Leith, 5th June 
1830 ; Margaret Key, born 12th May 1819 ; 
Thomas Haddaway, born 26th March 1822, 
died 21st June 1850 ; George, M.D., surgeon, 
R.N., born 8th Nov. 1823, died at Port 
Royal, Jamaica, 5th April 1850 ; John, 
born 14th Nov. 1825, died 24th Dec. 
1826; Jane, born 19th April 1827 (marr. 
28th June 1853, James Cornfute, M.D., 
H.E.I.C.S.) ; David, min. of Kilmany, born 
28th Sept. 1833. Publications — Several 
Articles in the Edinburgh Encyclopaedia ; 
Account of the Parish {Neiv Stat. Ace, ix.). 
— {Home Life of Sir David Brewster, 41.] 

DAVID BROWN, pres. by Queen 
Victoria 11th Aug., trans, and adm. 
from St Bernard's, Edinburgh, 15th 
Nov. 1855 ; trans, to St Enoch's, Glas- 
gow, 3rd Feb. 1859. 

JAMES BLACKWOOD, born 19th Aug. 
1860 1831, son of William B., bleacher, 
and Mary Millar ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews ; M.A. ; pres. by Queen 
Victoria, 22nd Aug., and ord. 20th June 
1860 ; died unmarr. 16th May 1866. 

JOHN DUNCAN, born Auchterderran, 
1828 ; educated at Parish School and 
Univs. of St Andrews and Edin- 
burgh ; during divinity course was secre- 



1855 



1866 



KIRKCALDY] 



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119 



tary to Dr Woodford, H.M. Inspector of 
Schools ; chaplain to Blind Asylum ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) to Abbotshall 4th 
June 1857; trans, to St Michael's, Dumfries, 
30th June 1865 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 
13th June, trans, and adm. 11th Oct. 1866 ; 
D.D. (St Andrews 1876); died unmarr. 
18th Sept. 1880. 

CHAELES DUKWAED, born Aber- 
1881 ^een, 6tn J une 1850, son of Charles 
D. and Jane Eobbie ; educated at 
Fettercairn School, Montrose Academy, 
Aberdeen Grammar School, and Univ. of 
St Andrews; M.A. (1871), B.D. (1874); 
licen. by Presb. of St Andrews May 1874 ; 
assistant at St Mungo's, Glasgow ; ord. 21st 
Sept. 1875 to South Parish, Greenock ; 
trans, and adm. 5th May 1881 ; D.D. (St 
Andrews 1899). Marr. 13th June 1882, 
Christina Jane Grieve (died 13th June 
1915), youngest daugh. of Walter Thorburn, 
banker, Peebles, and Jane Grieve, and has 
issue — Eric Stanley, oilfield superintendent, 
California, born 29th May 1883 ; Colin 
Thorburn, East India merchant, served as 
captain in Eoyal Scots, European War, 
born 29th Sept. 1885 ; Jeanie Alison, born 
14th Feb. 1887 ; Charles Walker, student 
in medicine, Edinburgh, served in European 
War as captain, Highland Cycle Brigade, 
born 10th Jan. 1890. 



THORNTON (Q.S.). 

[A chapel was built here in 1837, and had 
a constitution from General Assembly 28th 
May 1838. The parish was disjoined from 
Markinch, Dysart, and Kinglassie on 18th 
Feb. 1878.] 

JOHN LINDSAY ADAMSON, elected 
1838 19th April 1836 ; ord. 16th Aug. 
1838 ; trans, to St David's Parish, 
Dundee, 1st Feb. 1844. 

EICHAED EAMSAY, ord. 9th July 
1844 1844 ; trans, to Ehynd 7th Jan. 1847. 

GEOEGE M'CULLOCH, born 1807, 

1847 fourth son of John M., artificer, 

Glasgow ; educated at Univ. of 

Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. there ; ord. 



15th July 1847; res. in 1854; died at 
Glasgow 24th Oct. 1861. 

GEOEGE EODDICK, ord. 3rd May 
,„„ 1855; trans, to Aberdour 26th March 

1855 _ ' 

1857. 

JAMES MILLAE LOWE, son of John 
185>7 M. L., dyer, Dunfermline ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. 
(1854) ; ord. 10th Sept. 1857 ; res. 2nd June 
1869. He marr. 13th Oct. 1857, Barbara, 
only daugh. of Andrew Gray, manufac- 
turer, Perth, and had issue — Jessie Millar 
(marr. George Beale, min. of Torphichen) ; 
a daugh. (marr. Donald Murchiston, Inver- 
leith Eow, Edinburgh). 

ANDEEW IEVING, trans, from Hex- 
j ham 17th Nov. 1869 ; trans, to 

Gartmore 28th Dec. 1871. 

JAMES BEUNTON, ord. 2nd May 
1872 



1872; trans, to Middle Church, Perth, 
16th Oct. 1874. 



PETEE M'QUEEN, missionary, Lady- 

187s burn, Greenock ; ord. 29th April 

1875 ; res. 1st Nov. 1876 on app. to 

Eef ormed Presbyterian Church, St Thomas , 

West Indies. 

DUNCAN MACFAELANE WILSON, 
187 „ born Paisley, 2nd Feb. 1850, son of 
William W. and Isobel Macfarlane ; 
educated at Paisley School and Univ. of 
Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of Paisley 12th 
Nov. 1874 ; assistant as Campsie ; ord. to 
Thornton 8th March 1877 ; adm. first min. 
of the parish 18th Feb. 1878; app. clerk 
to Presbytery 4th Dec. 1878 ; app. clerk 
to Synod of Fife 12th April 1898. 



WEMYSS. 

[The church of Wemyss was dedicated 
to St Cuthbert. It belonged to the college 
of the Holy Trinity at Edinburgh. In the 
church there was a chapel of St Katherine, 
and a croft not far off was called St 
Katherine's Land.] 



120 



WEMYSS 



[PRESB. 



OF 



v JOHN BOWSIE, reader from 
1576 1576-80. 

JOHN TULLOS, maternal nephew of 
Andrew Bennet, min. of Monimail, 
1585 and reader at Foulis Wester in 1580 ; 
adm. about 1585 ; died June 1636, "a most 
weak minister." He marr., and had issue- 
James.— [Beg. Assig. ; Baith Papers ; Beg. 
Mag. Sig., viii., 623 ; Baillie's Letters.] 

PATRICK MEARNS, M.A. (St 
Andrews 1623) ; was on the Exercise 
1636 21st March 1633; pres. by Town 
Council of Edinburgh 15th June, and adm. 
8th Sept. 1636; died unmarr. Dec. 1637, 
aged about 35.—[Edin. Council Beg. ; St 
Andrews Tests.] 

GEORGE GILLESPIE, M.A; pres. 
by Town Council of Edinburgh 5th 
1638 Jan., and adm. 26th April 1638; 
pres. to parsonage of Methil by David, 
Lord Elcho, in Oct.; coll. 1st, and inst. 
8th Nov. 1638 ; elected one of the mins. of 
Aberdeen, but his translation was refused 
by General Assembly 2nd Aug. 1641 ; trans, 
to Greyfriars Parish, Edinburgh, 23rd Sept. 
1642. 
HARRY WILKIE, son of John W, 
min. of Portmoak; had testimonial 
1642 for licence 13th Feb. 1631 ; pres. by 
Charles I. 14th June 1632; ord. before 
14th, and adm. 24th Feb. 1633 ; pres. by 
Town Council of Edinburgh 19th Oct., and 
adm. 30th Nov. 1642; died 7th Oct. 1664, 
and is described as "a little knackety 
body." He marr. 30th Jan. 1634, Janet, 
daugh. of James Ramsay of Corstoune, and 
had issue — John, min. of Auchtertool ; 
Janet (marr. Andrew Hedderwick, writer, 
Edinburgh), and several others.— [Strath- 
miglo Sess.. Beg. ; Edin. Council Beg. ; 
Lamont's Diary ; Inq. Bet. Gen., 4940; 
Muir's Cleanings, 77.] 

JAMES NAIRN, M.A. (Edinburgh, 15th 
July 1650), born 1629; elected 
1665 librarian to Univ. of Edinburgh 
23rd July 1652 ; res. 28th Dec. 1653 ; adm. 
to Second Charge, Holyroodhouse, 17th 
April 1656 ; trans, to First Charge in 1657 ; 
trans, to Bolton 10th Nov. 1662 ; trans, and 



adm. 31st May 1665; was one of those 
termed ironically "the Bishop's Evangel- 
ists"; selected in 1670 to preach to the 
Presbyterians in the West ; was offered a 
Bishopric in 1671 but declined ; app. one 
of His Majesty's Chaplains - in - Ordinary 
31st July 1675; dem. his charge about 
May; died 18th July 1678. He is said to 
have been " the most eloquent of all our 
preachers, and a person of very considerable 
learning and gifts, but inclinable to the 
Pelagian tenets." He founded two bursaries 
for students of divinity, and bequeathed his 
library, amounting to 1743 volumes, to the 
Univ. of Edinburgh. The catalogue, Cata- 
logus librorwm quibus Bibliothecam . . . 
adauxit J.N., was printed at Edinburgh in 
1678.— [Lamont's Diary, 172 ; Grant's Hist, 
of the Univ., ii., 177; Beg. Sec. Sig.; 
Wodrow's Hist.] 

ALEXANDER MONRO, D.D. ; trans. 

from Kinglassie ; pres. by the Town 

1678 Council of Edinburgh; adm. 5th June 

1678 ; dem. in 1682 on app. as Professor of 

Divinity in Univ. of St Andrews (q.v.). 



ALEXANDER LUNDIE, M.A. ; trans. 

from Carnbee ; elected by the Town 

1683 Council of Edinburgh 16th March 

and adm. 4th May 1683 ; trans, to Cupar 

July 1686. 

ALEXANDER KER, M.A., born 1649 ; 
Regent of Humanity in St Leonard's 
1686 College, St Andrews ; elected by the 
Town Council of Edinburgh 9th April; 
pres. in Aug. and adm. 8th Sept. 1686; 
dep. by Privy Council for neither reading the 
Proclamation of the Estates, nor praying 
for William and Mary but for James VII. ; 
died 30th March 1705. He marr. Aug. 
1679, Janet Balfour, and had issue— James. 
—[Kirkcaldy Sess. Beg.; Greyfriars 
Burials; Peterkin's Constitution of the 
Church.] 

WILLIAM TULLIDELFF, M.A. ; 
formerly of Kilbirnie ; adm. in 
1688 1688; trans, to St Leonard's, St 
Andrews, in 1691. 



KIRKCALDY] 



WEMYSS— WEST WEMYSS 



121 



AECHIBALD RIDDELL, M.A. ; trans. 
legl from Kippen ; called in Aug. and 
adm. 28th Sept. 1691 ; trans, to 
Kirkcaldy 20th May 1697. 



v THOMAS BLACK, trans, from Strath- 
miglo ; called 7th June and adm. 
14th Oct. 1697 ; trans, to Second 

Charge, Perth, 5th April 1698. 



1697 



JAMES GRIERSON, called 1st Aug. 
1698 anc * or< *" 22n( ^ Sept. 1698 ; trans, to 
Trinity Parish, Edinburgh, before 
1st Aug. 1710. 

JOHN CLEGHORN, M.A. (Edinburgh, 
1711 21st Oct. 1699) j licen. by Presb. of 
Peebles 7th Aug. 1700; ord. to 
Burntisland 7th May 1701 ; called 8th Dec. 
1710 ; trans, and adm. 7th Feb. 1711 ; died 
22nd Feb. 1744, aged about 65. He marr. 
Janet Selkrig, and had issue — Matthew, 
min. of Dryfesdale ; Elizabeth (marr. Sir 
James Clerk of Penicuik, Bart.) ; David ; 
Charles ; Ann ; Christian. — [Douglas's 
Baronage, 423.] 

HARRY SPENS, D.D.; called 2nd 
1744 Aug. and ord. 28th Nov. 1744 ; dem. 
18th Oct. 1780 on app. as Professor 
of Biblical Criticism, St Andrews (q.v.). 

WILLIAM GREENFIELD, M.A. ; pres. 

1781 k v Town Council of Edinburgh 1st 

Nov. 1780 ; ord. 6th Sept. 1781 ; 

trans, to St Andrew's Parish, Edinburgh, 

25th Nov. 1784. 

GEORGE GIB, born 1751 ; educated at 
178g Marischal College, Aberdeen; licen. 
by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 4th Sept. 
1776 ; pres. by Town Council of Edinburgh 
1st Nov. 1784 ; ord. 31st March 1785 ; died 
unmarr. 11th April 1818. 

JOHN M'LACHLAN, born near Perth 
1819 in 1785 ; licen. by Presb. of Linlith- 
gow 29th June 1810; ord. to Alva 
22nd April 1813; elected 22nd April and 



pres. by Town Council of Edinburgh July 
1818 ; trans, and adm. 4th Feb. 1819 ; died 
13th Feb. 1850. He marr. 8th April 1814, 
Christian (died at Edinburgh 3rd March 
1863), daugh. of John Reoch of Forthbank, 
Stirling, and Martha Jamieson, and had 
issue — Mary, born 2nd Dec. 1815 (marr. 
Dr James Drummond, Campfield, Comrie) ; 
Christian, born 19th Feb. 1818, died 23rd 
Aug. 1848; Jane, born 25th Sept. 1819 
(marr. John Steele, min. of Portmoak) ; 
Robina, born 12th July 1821, died 2nd 
May 1822; John, born 29th Aug. 1823, 
died 30th Aug. 1824. Publications — On 
Infidelity, a sermon (Edinburgh, 1823); 
Account of the Parish {New Stat. Ace, ix.). 

WILLIAM POLSON, born Aberdeen in 
1850 1811, son of John P. and Jane Dow ; 
educated at Aberdeen Grammar 
School; King's College, Aberdeen; M.A. 
(April 1830) ; licen. by Presb. of Alford ; 
ord. to Cluny in 1849 ; trans, and adm. 5th 
Sept. 1850; died 23rd Nov. 1893. He 
marr. 18th Sept. 1851, Catherine (died 11th 
March 1884), daugh. of James Scott, and 
had issue — William David Scott, born 21st 
March 1853, died 1915 ; Catherine Elizabeth, 
born 24th Sept. 1854 (marr. John Waugh 
Gibson, min. of Dysart). 

JOHN KENNEDY, born Saltcoats, Ayr- 
1894 s hi re i 13 th -Dec. 1 86 7, son of David 
K. and Ann Fleck ; educated at 
Kilmarnock Academy and Univs. of Glas- 
gow (M.A. 1889) and Edinburgh (B.D. 1892); 
licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 4th May 
1892; assistant at Kirkcaldy Parish 1892-4; 
ord. 23rd May 1894. Marr. 1st June 1898, 
Elizabeth Blyth (born 29th Dec. 1872), only 
daugh. of Captain George Rollo, Newport- 
on-Tay, and has issue — David, lieut. R.A.F., 
born 22nd March 1899 ; George Rollo, born 
23rd Aug. 1901. 



WEST WEMYSS (Q.S.). 

[The parish of West Wemyss was dis- 
joined from Wemyss on 1st March 1875. 
There is a mission chapel within the bounds 
at Coaltown of Wemyss.] 



122 



WEST WEMYSS 



[PKESB. OF KIRKCALDY 



JOHN THOMSON, born 1834, son of 
1869 J°h n T-, farmer, and Mary Wilson ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
tutor to the family of Captain Wemyss of 
Wemyss ; app. missionary in 1869 ; ord. 
12th Nov. 1874 ; adm. first min. of parish, 
1st March 1875; died 18th Sept. 1905. 
He marr. Caroline Murray, and had issue 
— John Eonald. 

SAVILLE MIDDLEMASS, born Edin- 
1906 burgh, son of Thomas M., jeweller ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1894) ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
in 1896 ; assistant at Falkland, St Michael's, 
and Lady Yester's, Edinburgh ; ord. 21st 
March 1906; died 8th May 1921. He 
marr. 1st June 1906, Jessie Baxter, daugh. 
of William C. Stark, Portobello. 



GEORGE M'LEOD DUNN, born Glas- 

1921 gow 6th Aug - 1888 ' son of William 
D. and Catherine M'Leod ; educated 

at Allan Glen's School and Univ. of 

Glasgow ; served in Eoyal Artillery during 

European War, and as education officer 

19th Fire Com., E.G.A. ; licen. by Presb. 

of Hamilton 29th March 1921 ; assistant 

at Cambuslang ; ord. 8th Sept. 1921 ; 

trans, to Kelvinhaugh, Glasgow, 1924. 

Marr. 26th Aug. 1919 Grace Tryphena 

Agnes, daugh. of Walter and Mary Daw, 

and has issue — George William Cowan, 

born 31st Aug. 1920 ; Mary Gascoigne, 

born 24th Feb. 1922. 

1924 WILFRED R. SIEVWRIGHT. 



PEESBYTEEY OF CUPAK 

[In April 1581 there was before the General Assembly a proposal to establish a 
Presbytery at Falkland. That plan was not carried out, but, on 9th Sept. 1591, the 
new Court was erected with its seat at Cupar-Fife. In a letter from Archbishop 
Gledstanes to King James VI., dated 9th June 1611, the Prelate suggests "that your 
Majestie give directione and charge to me that the Exercise at Cupar be dissolved, and 
out the breach thereof ane other be established at Falkland ; specially since, in the first 
erectione of Presbyteries, Anno 1581, Falkland was appointed ane special place for ane 
Presbyterie, swa that there sal be ane gude warrant thairfor." On 5th Aug. 1611, King 
James wrote to the Archbishop in the terms desired, and then, in obedience to the royal 
wish, the Presbytery removed its sittings to Falkland. The Synod of Fife met on 
4th of Sept. following, and the Presbytery's change of seat was fully considered. In the 
end the Synod instructed the Lord Archbishop "to deal with the King's Majestie" that 
the Presbytery be brought back to Cupar. " Sundry gude causses and considerationnes " 
are stated in behalf of this course, notably that "in Winter, or efter greit weittes in 
Summer," Falkland was not accessible. The Kegister of the Presbytery begins at 15th 
Oct. 1646. There is a gap from 20th Sept. 1660 to 5th April 1693. During the five or 
six last years of that time the Presbyteries of St Andrews and Cupar were united.] 



ABDIE, of old LINDORES. 

[The church of Lindores was dedicated 
to St Adrian. It belonged to the Abbey of 
Lindores. In the parish church there was 
an altar of St Ninian.] 

WILLIAM SYMSON, min. in 1561, 

when Andrew, Earl of Rothes, 

"fermorar of the fruits of the 

Abbey of Lindores" obliged himself to 

pay £80 to him ; was still min. 18th June 

1565. — [Maitland Miscell. ; Beg. of Deeds.] 

ALEXANDER SCROGGIE, pres. to 
the vicarage pensionary by James VI. 
28th Jan. 1586 ; trans, to Flisk in 
1594. 

JOHN COLDCLEUCH, third Master in 
1594 ®* Mary's College, St Andrews ; min. 
in 1594; app. constant Moderator of 
Presbytery in 1606 until the return of Mr 
Scott from Court at London ; summoned 
before Court of High Commission and con- 
fined to his parish, for giving with three 



1686 



others admission to the min. of Strathmiglo 
in 1611, without acknowledging the Arch- 
bishop; was a member of Assembly in 
1600-2, 1608, and 1610, and generally sup- 
ported the measures proposed by the Court. 
He died between 30th April and 1st Oct. 
1612, and is described by James Melvill as 
"a daft wousten man" (a vain boasting 
fool). — [Beg. Priv. Coun. ; Melvill's Autob., 
123; Wodrow's MS. Biog.,iii.; Calderwood's 
Hist., vii., 106; Pitcairn's Grim. Trials, 
ii., 317.] 



1622 



Sir ANDREW MURRAY of Balvaird, 
second son of David M. of Binn, 
and Agnes, daugh. of Sir William 
Moncreiffe of Moncreiffe ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1618); 
pres. by his grandfather David, Viscount 
Stormont, in May, and adm. 1st Oct. 
1622 ; succeeded his grandfather in the 
baronies of Arngask and Kippo 27th Aug. 
1631 ; was knighted at the Coronation 
of Charles I. 18th June 1633; signed the 



124 



ABDIE 



[PEESB. OF 



National Covenant in 1638 ; attended 
(though not a member) the Glasgow 
Assembly of that year and was so useful 
in settling differences, that on the report 
of the Lord High Commissioner (James, 
Marquess of Hamilton), the King created 
him Lord Balvaird 17th Nov. 1641. As a 
peer he attended the Convention of the 
Estates, which the Assembly, 10th Aug. 
1643, decided was wrong and ordered him 
to desist attending Parliament under pain 
of deposition. He succeeded to the barony 
of Stormont, but not to the title, on the 
death of the second Viscount in March 
1642. He died 24th Sept. 1644, aged about 
47. He marr. (cont. dated 30th April 1628) 
Lady Elizabeth Carnegie, daugh. of David, 
first Earl of Southesk, and Margaret Lind- 
say, and had issue— David, second Lord 
Balvaird, who succeeded as fourth Viscount 
Stormont and Lord Scone, died 14th July 
1668 ; Sir Andrew of Murrayshall, died 
Dec. 1705 ; James, M.D., Perth, died 1682 ; 
John of Drumcairne, Lord Drumcairne, 
app. Senator of the College of Justice, 
14th Oct. 1681, died about 1704; William, 
advocate, buried 8th Feb. 1685 ; Katherine ; 
Marjory (marr. 10th June 1651, Sir Alex- 
ander Gibson of Durie) died at Perth, 6th 
Aug. 1661 ; Barbara (marr. Patrick, eighth 
Lord Gray). — [Scots Peerage, viii., 200-3; 
St Andrews Tests. ; Baillie's Letters ; Diet. 
Nat. Biog.] 

^Sik ALEXANDEB BALFOUR of 
16S4 D eni m m in the parish, second son 
of Sir Michael B. of Denmiln, and 
Joanna, daugh. of James Durham of Pit- 
kerrow, and brother of Sir James B., 
historian, and Lord Lyon King-of-Arms ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews, M.A. 
(1626) ; adm. (assistant or colleague) before 
Aug. 1634; still min. 11th May 1673, in 
which year he succeeded his nephew Sir 
Robert B. as fourth Baronet of Denmiln ; 
died about 22nd July 1675. He had a 
promise of a bishopric from James, Arch- 
bishop of St Andrews, and was a man not 
more respected for the dignity of his appear- 
ance than the wisdom and piety of his 
life. He marr. (1) Euphame Carstairs, who 
died in Aug. 1634, and had issue — Jean 



(marr., cont. 17th May 1648, James MacGill 
of Flasshill); Sir Michael, fifth Baronet, 
M.P. for Fife, in the Scottish Parliament 
of 1685. [In the spring of 1709 Sir M. rode 
away from Denmiln with the expressed 
intention of visiting some friends, and 
never returned. No clue to his fate was 
ever obtained.] (2) Katherine, daugh. of 
David Pitcairn of that ilk, and had issue — 
David, M.D.; James; Alexander; William, 
probably his successor in the parish ; Grizel ; 
Anna : (3) Janet, daugh. of Peter Hay of 
Leys. — [Balmerino Sess. Bee. ; St Andrews 
Tests. ; G. R. Jnhib. ; Perth Sas., x., 405 ; 
Fife Sas., xviii., 168; Fountainhall's 
Decisions, ii., 554 ; Laing's Xewburgh, 375.] 

* WILLIAM BALFOUB, probably son of 
_,., preceding ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (28th July 1666); 
had a testimonial from Presb. of St 
Andrews 26th April 1671 for licence; adm. 
prior to 7th Oct. 1674; died 1685, aged 
about 39. He marr. Feb. 1677, Margaret 
Keir, who survived him, and had issue — 
Duncan ; Catherine, served heir 29th Jan. 
1 720. — [Kingsbarns and Dunbog Sess. Begs. ; 
St Andrews Tests. ; Services of Heirs.] 

WLLLIAM AENOTT, M.A. (St 
Andrews, 25th July 1668); min. of 
Tundergarth in 1684 ; trans, and 
adm. before 8th Nov. 1685 ; deprived by 
Privy Council 4th Sept. 1689 for not read- 
ing the Proclamation of the Estates, etc. ; 
died May 1696, aged about 48. He marr. 
Jan. 1687, Anna Foullar, who survived him, 
and had issue — David ; Anna ; Marjorie ; 
Eupham ; Elizabeth. — [Jlonimail and Ein- 
nouLl Sess. Regs. ; St Andrews Tests. ; Acts 
of Pari., x., 221.] 

JOHN CABSAN, M.A. (Edinburgh 
1670) ; had a charge at Longford in 
Ireland ; adm. before 7th April 1691 ; 

died 18th May 1719, aged about 69. He 

marr. Isobel Barklay, who died 10th Dec. 

1724. — [Reid's Ireland, ii., 520 ; Cupar 

Sess. Beg. ; St Andrews Tests.] 

JOSIAS WALKER, bapt. 11th Jan. 

1695, son of David W., min. of 

Temple ; educated at Univ. of 

Edinburgh; M.A. (18th June 1713); licen. 



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125 



by Presb. of Dalkeith 5th April 1720; 
called 11th Jan., and ord. 27th April 1721 ; 
died 17th May 1745. He marr. 14th June 
1723, Margaret (died at Cupar 8th July 
1775, aged 74), eldest daugh. of Sir Michael 
Balfour of Denmiln, Bart., and Jane Boss, 
and had issue — David ; Michael ; John. — 
[Edin. Tests. ; Temple Sess. Beg.] 

JAMES GILLESPIE, called 18th Sept. 
1747 1746; ord. 18th March 1747; trans, 
to Dunbarney 21st March 1751. 

KOBEBT WING ATE, born 1720 ; edu- 
17s2 cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dunblane 18th Nov. 
1746; app. preacher at Norrieston Chapel- 
of-Ease; called 6th Dec. 1751; ord. 26th 
June 1752; died 8thl Feb. 1788. He 
marr. 4th Dec. 1755, Janet (died at Perth 
17th Feb. 1810), daugh. of James Fenton 
of Milearn, and had issue — Margaret, born 
3rd April 1757 (marr. 20th Nov. 1778, 
William Marshall, merchant, Auchter- 
muchty); Beatrix, born 29th April 1759, 
died 18th Feb. 1765; Grizel, born 13th 
April 1761 (marr. 20th Nov. 1787, Oliver 
Thomson of Leckiebank), died 24th Aug. 
1843; James of Milearn, born 29th 
Oct. 1762 ; Janet Agnes, born 18th Nov. 
1764 (marr. Bobert Cleland, jeweller, 
Edinburgh). 

THOMAS MILLAB, born 21st March 
1788 1 ^ 65 > son °f John M., min. of Inch- 
ture ; educated at Univ. of St An- 
drews ; licen. by Presb. of Dundee 7th Feb. 
1787 ; assistant at Perth ; pres. by David, 
Viscount Stormont, in May, and ord. 18th 
Sept. 1788 ; died 13th Nov. 1792. 

WILLIAM AITKEN, pres. by commis- 
-„„_ sioner for David, Viscount Stormont, 
8th Jan., and ord. 29th Aug. 1793 ; 
trans, to Scone 19th Nov. 1795. 

EOBEET THOMAS, licen. by Presb. of 
Perth 28th March 1787; assistant 
at Perth ; pres. by commissioner for 

David, Earl of Mansfield, 10th Dec. 1795 ; 

ord. 12th May 1796; died 2nd Dec. 1811. 

A dispute as to his glebe and the anxiety 

of the litigation are said to have shortened 



his days. He marr. 12th Nov. 1799, Eliza- 
beth Bennet, Perth, who died 25th Nov. 
1813, and had issue — Ann, born 28th Oct. 
1801. Publications— The Cause of Truth 
(Dundee, 1797) ; The Sufferings of Christ, 
the Effect of Envy, a sermon (Edinburgh, 
1805) ; Accounts of Forgandenny and of 
Scone (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, iii., xviii.). 

LAUBENCE MLLLAB, born 1767, 
1812 e ^ est son °f Adam M., Forgan- 
denny; educated at Univ. of Glas- 
gow; licen. by Presb. of Ayr 29th Feb. 
1792 ; assistant at Perth ; ord. to Ardoch 
16th March 1803; pres. by William, Earl 
of Mansfield, in May, and adm. 15th Oct. 
1812; diedunmarr. 25th Jan. 1839. Pub- 
lication—Account of the Parish (Hew Stat. 
Ace, ix.). 

JOHN DUNCAN, born Cargill 1814, son 
18S9 °^ J ames D., farmer, and Ann Boss ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews; 
licen. by Presb. of Dunkeld ; ord. 21st June 
1839; D.D. (St Andrews, Oct. 1901); died 
Father of the Church 2nd March 1902. 
He marr. 4th Jan. 1843, Margaret Walker 
(died 28th Feb. 1904, aged 80), daugh. of 
William Bisset, Fernie, and had issue — 
James, born 7th Nov. 1843 ; Euphemia 
Catherine, born 21st Nov. 1844 ; Ann 
Boss, born 2nd Sept. 1852 (marr. William 
Oliver, min. of Greyfriars, Aberdeen) ; 
Agnes Bos well Walker, born 19th Dec. 
1855 ; Eliza Margaret Jane, born 22nd 
April 1858 (marr. 3rd July 1885, David 
Dickie, mason, Edinburgh). 

ALEXANDEB ALLISON, born 
1897 Balgray, Irvine, 7th April 1868, 
son of Bobert Dunlop A. and Mary 
Faulds ; educated at Kilmarnock Academy 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Irvine in 1893; assistant at Coltness; 
ord. (assistant and successor) 16th Dec. 
1897. Marr. 28th June 1899, Annie, daugh. 
of Arthur Dingwall, Blackhouse, New Deer, 
and Barbara Peters, and has issue — Arthur 
Alexander, born 2nd June 1900; Thomas 
Ian, born 17th June 1903 ; Bonald Dunlop, 
born 6th Feb. 1905; Andrew Maxwell, 
born 7th Feb. 1911. 



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AUCHTERMUCHTY 



[PEESB. OF 



AUCHTERMUCHTY. 

[The church of Auchtermuchty was 
dedicated to St Serf. It belonged to the 
Abbey of Lindores.] 

GEOEGE LESLIE, min. of Strathmiglo, 
1563 had tiso charge here. 

ALEXANDER FAIENY, reader, 1567 
1567 to 1574. 

GEORGE LESLIE, reader, 1576 to 
1576 1578. 

JAMES LESLIE, reader, 1579 to 
1579 1591. 

HENRY LEITCH, was reader at Logie 
Murdoch, 1571 to 1580, and at Cupar; 
adm. to Crail before 12th Jan. 1586 ; 
elected 6th Dec. 1590; adm. in 1593; was 
summoned before the Court of High Com- 
mission and confined to his parish during 
His Majesty's pleasure in 1611 for giving 
with three others admission to the min. 
of Strathmiglo without authority from the 
Archbishop; died 21st Aug. 1613. — [St 
Andrews Tests.] 

- JAMES BENNET, son of Andrew B., 
lels min. of Monimail ; adm. in 1615 ; 
was accused at the Synod 3rd April 
1627 of being "ane frequent hunter with 
dogs, ane player at cards, and a runner of 
horss upon courses," for which "he was 
gravelie rebuikit, and expressly inhibite to 
frequent any of the former games in tyme 
coming " ; died about 1640. He marr. 
(cont. 27th Aug. 1619) Geills, daugh. of 
George Moncrieff of Reidie (she survived 
him, and marr. (2) Sir James Oliphant of 
Newton, Bart., Lord of Session, and (3) 
James Pettygrew of Southouse, merchant 
at Kerdone, Lithuania), and had issue 
— Stephen ; Andrew ; David ; William ; 
John, died before 1682. — [Reg. Mag. Sig., 
viii., 1701; G. R. Sas., xiv. 140, xxii. 40, 
xlviii. 390; Reg. of Deeds, Mack., 18th 
Nov. 1672, dlxi., 354 ; Fife Sas., xviii., 99 ; 
Prot. Booh Pat. Carrail ; Records of Com. 
of Estates, 2nd Nov. 1648; G. R. Inhib., 
30th Sept. 1675.] 



JAMES MARTIN, M.A. ; trans, from 
,„,, Cults in 1641; suspended in 1649 

1641 ' K 

for neglecting to give communion 
for two years and for " somethings in- 
sert in the Session Book wrongouslie, and 
afterwards blotted out " ; trans, to Ballingry 
8th Dec. 1669. 

JAMES DEMPSTER, born about 1644, 
son of Henry D., dyer in Cupar ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (25th July 1663); adm. in 1670; 
deprived by Privy Council, 29th Aug. 1689, 
for not reading the Proclamation of the 
Estates, etc. ; died prior to 17th Sept. 
1708. He marr. Margaret Turnbull, who 
survived him, and had issue — Anna. — 
[Edin. and St Andrews Tests.'] 



1691 



ALEXANDER GLAS, M.A; adm. 
before 29th Sept. 1691 ; trans, to 
Kinclaven 30th April 1700. 



1701 



THOMAS THOMSON, born 1677, 
second son of William T. of Newton 
of Collessie and Jane Brodie, and 
brother of James T., M.D., translator of the 
Commentaries of the Emperor Antoninus ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(23rd July 1697) ; called 6th Aug., and ord. 
24th Sept. 1701 ; died 1st Jan. 1733. He 
marr. 2nd June 1715, Margaret, second 
daugh. of Hugh Craig, min. of Galashiels, 
and had issue — John, died young ; Hugh ; 
James ; William, master of a vessel trading 
between London and America ; Laurence ; 
Thomas, min. of Dailly ; Francis ; John ; 
Christian (marr. Robert Traill, D.D., Pro- 
fessor of Divinity, Glasgow) ; Helen ; 
Agnes. — [Tombst. ; Innes's Mem. ; Laing's 
Notice of Thomas Thomson ; Napier's John 
Thomson of Dwddingston, 395.] 



1734 



MATTHEW MONCREIFF, pres. by 
the laird of Newark and Captain 
George Moncrieff of Reidie; called 
(but by a minority) 17th July 1733; ord. 
by a committee of Commission of Assembly 
19th April 1734, but settlement reversed by 
General Assembly 10th May that year. M. 
was afterwards min. of Bressay. 



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127 



1734 



PATRICK MAXTON, called 17th July 
1733, and corroborated by Presb. 
jure devoluto 25th June 1734, who 
ordered his settlement, but though his 
induction was interdicted by the Court of 
Session, the Presb. ord. him on 16th July 
1734. The Presb. having apologised, the 
Court deemed this satisfactory so far as 
they were concerned but allowed the patron 
to retain the stipend till that date. He 
died 16th July 1750. He marr. 7th Dec. 
1742, Elizabeth Colvill, who died 19th 
May 1757, and had issue — Alexander, 
born 6th Jan. 1745 ; Margaret, born 28th 
July 1746 ; Jean, born 8th May 1749. 



1751 



LAURENCE GILLESPIE, bapt. 28th 
Oct. 1725, son of James G., min. 
of Arngask ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Perth 
28th Feb. 1750 ; pres. by commissioner for 
Major George Moncrieff of Reidie Dec. 
1750 ; ord. 27th June 1751 ; died 18th 
Nov. 1760. He marr. 20th March 1760, 
Martha Gray, who died 10th Aug. 1791. 



1762 



THOMAS MUTTER, trans, from 
Leswalt ; pres. by commissioner for 
Lieut.-Colonel George Moncrieff of 
Reidie May 1761; adm. 28th Sept. 1762 
(delay being occasioned by Presb. refusing 
to sustain call, which Assembly reversed) ; 
trans, to Dumfries 4th July 1765. 



CHARLES WILSON, called 19th Dec. 
1765; ord. 6th Feb. 1766; elected 
Presb. clerk 13th Oct. 1772; trans, 
to Scone 29th Oct. 1777. 



1766 



1778 



JAMES LISTER, born 1750, son of 
James L., farmer, Pitlessie Mill ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1770); pres. by Patrick Moncrieff 
of Reidie in April, and ord. 3rd Sept. 1778 ; 
died 17th Jan. 1832. He marr. 23rd Nov. 
1791, Janet Jaffray, who died 12th June 
1805, and had issue — Margaret Shiells, 
born 20th Oct. 1794, died 29th May 1805; 
James, born 21st Aug. 1796, died 12th 
March 1805 ; Henry Jaffray, born 28th 
May 1798, died 12th Aug. 1821; David, 
born 23rd Jan. 1800, died 6th April 1891 ; 



Lucy Hay, born 10th May 1803, died 20th 
Oct. 1820. Publications — Sermon preached 
on the Death of the Rev. George Lyon 
(Lyon's Sermons) ; Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vi.). 



1832 



ROBERT JOHN JOHNSTONE, M.A. ; 
pres. by Mrs Tyndal Bruce of Falk- 
land, with consent of her husband, 

in May, and adm. 17th Aug. 1832 ; trans. 

to Logie (Dunblane) 4th April 1844. 



JOHN FERRIES, ord. to Torryburn 
28th Sept. 1843; trans, and adm. 
27th Sept. 1844; res. 13th Nov. 
1852 ; died 7th Dec. 1860. 



1844 



JAMES MACNAIR, M.A. ; trans, from 
Legerwood 1st July 1853 ; trans. 



1853 



to Canongate 23rd Dec. 1869. 



1870 



DAVID NASMYTH HOGG, born 
Newton-upon-Ayr, 7th May 1842, 
son of David H., min. of Kirkmahoe ; 
educated at Dunfermline School and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Dumfries ; 
assistant at Govan ; ord. to Beath 16th 
Aug. 1866 ; trans, and adm. 22nd July 
1870 ; died 9th April 1905. He marr. 24th 
Sept. 1867, Lizzie Eveline Beatrice (born 
19th Oct. 1848, died 4th April 1913), daugh. 
of John Clarke, surgeon, Belfast, and Mar- 
garet Gray Burns, and had issue — Martha 
Andrea Burns Clarke, born 28th April 1869, 
died 9th Dec. 1914 ; Margaret Gray Burns, 
born 5th June 1870 (marr. 9th Feb. 1898, 
William Lambert, manufacturer, Auchter- 
muchty); David Nasmyth Clarke, M.B., 
LL.D., in Canada, born 14th Feb. 1872; 
Lizzie Ann Hamilton Bruce, born 1st Aug. 
1875 (marr. David M'Hardy Hampton, min. 
of Culross). 

JOHN GILMOUR, born 6th July 
1876, son of James G., Blackford, 
1905 Perthshire an( j Margaret Campbell ; 
educated at Univs. of St Andrews and 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1900), B.D. (1903) ; assist- 
ant at Hillhead and St George's, Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Auchterarder April 1903; 
ord. 21st Sept. 1905. 



128 



BALMERINO 



[PEESB. OF 



BALMERINO. 

[The church of Balmerino was dedicated 
to St Marnoch. It belonged to the Abbey 
of Balmerino. The Cistercian Abbey of 
St Edward the Confessor at Balmerino was 
founded in 1227 by Queen Ermengarda, 
widow of William the Lion. In 1234 its 
royal foundress was buried in the Abbey 
church. The monastery was burned by 
the English in 1547, and its ruins are now 
scanty. They show that the buildings 
have been spacious and elegant. The 
church has been 240 feet long. There was 
in this parish a chapel of St Ayle. There 
were also Wells of Our Lady, St John, 
St Bride, and St Aidan.] 

ARCHIBALD KEITH, min. of Logie ; 
had this parish also in his charge 



1562 



in 1562. 



1571 



1578 



PATRICK AUCHENLECK, entered 
Aug. 1571 with Logie also in the 
charge ; app. min. to the household 
of the Regent, James, Earl of Morton, 25th 
Nov. 1577 ; afterwards min. of Alves. 

THOMAS DOUGLAS of Stanypath, 
min. in 1578, with Logie also in 
his charge to 1589; pres. to the 
vicarage by James VI. 21st March 1580-1 ; 
was assaulted coming from his church on 
Sunday, 10th May 1584, to the loss of 
blood, by John Forrest, brother to the 
laird of that ilk ; and was nearly assassi- 
nated on 22nd June 1603 in Edinburgh 
by Walter Grahame, who struck him 
"twa straikis upone the heid behind the 
right lug" to the effusion of blood in 
great- quantity. His assailant was sen- 
tenced to be "scurgit fra the Castel-hill 
to the Nether Bow, and his richt hand to 
be strickin af at the Nether Bow " and 
to be banished. On 10th March 1619 D. 
was charged before the Justiciary Court 
of being art and part in the slaughter of 
Thomas Crichtoun of Boddamcraig, be- 
tween Balmerino and Cupar on 13th Feb. 
that year, but the case was not proceeded 
with. He died 2nd April 1634. He marr. 
Maria Kinnear, and had issue — James of 
Ardit, served heir to his father 14th Aug. 



1621 



1634 ; Jean (marr., cont. 29th Sept. and 
2nd Oct. 1618, David Kinnear of that ilk). 
— [Beg. Assig. ; Inq. Ret., Edin. 751, Fife 
510, Haddington 150, Peebles 101 ; St 
Andrews Tests. ; Reg. Mag. Sig., viii., 22, 
2221 ; Pitcairn's Grim. Trials, ii., 416 ; 
Campbell's Balmerino, 334.] 

WALTER GREIG, adm. (assistant) in 
1621 with consent of Archbishop, who 
in 1635 objected to him because of 
non-conformity and non-collation, for which 
G. was ordered to remove before Easter. 
He remained, however, and was a member 
of Commissions of Assembly, 1642, 1645, 
1646, 1648 ; was chaplain to Lord Balcarres' 
Regiment of Horse in 1644 ; gave up duty 
from ill-health 24th Sept. 1671 ; died 31st 
Jan. 1672, leaving £20 to the poor. He 
marr. Mary, probably daugh. of Peter Hay 
of Naughton, she died the day preceding 
him, so they were buried together in one 
grave. They had issue — James, bursar in 
theology 1659; Margaret, born 1647 (marr. 
3rd March 1672, Thomas Stark of Ballin- 
dean) ; Jean (marr. Alexander Wilson, min. 
of Cults); Mary (marr., cont. 18th and 19th 
Jan. 1655, Simeon, son of William Jack, 
merchant citizen of St Andrews). — [Fife 
Sas., xix., 334; Campbell's Balmerino, 356.] 

ANDREW BRUCE of Pittarthie, son of 
Andrew B. of Pittarthie and Eliza- 
beth Bruce of Earl shall ; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; became 
chaplain to James, Archbishop of St 
Andrews ; adm. 11th May 1673 ; died 
before 10th March 1682. He marr. 25th 
Dec. 1674, Mary, second daugh. of Sir John 
Leslie of Birkhill (who survived him and 
marr. (2) Laurence Aytoun of Drumcarrow), 
and had issue — Andrew ; Helen ; Jean. — 
[Carnbee Sess. Reg. ; Dunino Sess. Reg. ; 
Edin. Tests. ; Campbell's Balmerino, 417, 
658.] 

JAMES GARDEN, MA.; trans, from 
, 676 Maryculter; pres. by Charles II. 
22nd March 1676 ; trans, to Carnbee 
6th Sept. 1678. 

GEORGE HAY, adm. before 22nd Sept. 
1678; trans, to Coupar-Angus 26th 



1673 



1678 



Nov. 1682. 



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129 



JOHN OCHTEELONIE, M.A. ; trans. 

1682 f rom Kilmaurs and pres. by Charles 

II. 7th Dec. 1682; dem. before 

21st March 1690 ; intruded afterwards at 

Fordoun. 

v ANDREW BOWIE, M.A. ; adm. 24th 
1690 Sept. 1690 ; trans, to Ceres 7th July 
1692. 

JAMES HAY, born about 1679, son of 
1696 Thomas H. of the King's Scots 
Guards and nephew of Peter H. 
of Naughton ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (22nd July 1696); licen. 
by Presb. of Cupar 31st Dec. 1695 ; ord. 
7th May 1696 ; died non compos mentis 
12th Jan. 1752. He marr. 25th Feb. 1697, 
Christian (died March 1715), eldest daugh. 
of Thomas Stark of Ballindean, and grand- 
daugh. of Walter Greig, min. in 1621, 
and had issue — Peter; James; Margaret; 
Christian ; Mary, and seven others who 
died young. — [Spec. Ret. Fife, 181 ; 
Campbell's Balmerino, 441.] 

THOMAS KER, M.A. (St Andrews, 9th 
1722 May 1706), brother to John K., min. 
of Mains ; licen. by United Presb. of 
Dundee and Forfar 5th Dec. 1711 ; called 
17th Nov. 1721 ; ord. (colleague and suc- 
cessor) 1st May 1722 ; died Nov. 1741, aged 
about 56. He marr. 1726, Margaret, daugh. 
of George Oliphant of Prinlaws, and had 
issue — Mary ; Robert, served heir 6th April 
1745, and another. — [Services of Heirs ; 
Campbell's Balmerino, 452.] 

THOMAS STARK of Ballindean and 
1742 Newbigging, son of John S., min. 
of Logie ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; M.A. (4th May 1726) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Cupar 24th July 1733 ; called 10th 
March, and ord. (assistant and successor) 
27th May 1742 ; died 5th March 1772, aged 
about 66. He marr. 27th Nov. 1746, Helen 
(died 18th Oct. 1800), daugh. of James Bruce 
of Kinloch, parish of Creich, and had issue 
— John, his successor ; James of Kingsdale, 
born 11th Jan. 1749 ; Elizabeth, born 3rd 
July 1750 (marr. Charles Wilson, D.D., 
min. of Auchtermuchty) ; Andrew, born 
31st Dec. 1751, died 23rd Feb. 1753; 

VOL. V. 



Catherine, born 2nd Feb. 1753 (marr. 
Colonel Dean, Indian Army) ; Harry of 
Teasses, born 4th April 1754 ; Margaret, 
born 1st Oct. 1755 (marr. pro. 1st Nov. 
1782, William Barron, Professor of Phil- 
osophy, St Andrews) ; Ann Barbara, born 
21st Sept. 1757, died 2nd April 1766; 
Steuart. — [Campbell's Balmerino, 469, 655.] 

JOHN STARK of Ballindean, born 31st 
1773 Aug. 1747, son of preceding; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1766); licen. by Presb. of Cupar 
16th July 1772 ; pres. by George III. 24th 
March, and ord. 22nd April 1773 ; dem. 30th 
Oct. 1781 ; studied medicine (M.D. Edin- 
burgh 1783); became physician at Bath; 
went to Paris and was taken prisoner by 
the French, but escaped as an American 
citizen, through the intervention of the 
American Consul ; died in Paris 8th Aug. 
1809. He assumed the name of Robertson. 
He marr. 1790, Susannah (died in Paris 31st 
May 1838), only daugh. of General John 
Reid (originally Robertson) of Straloch, 
who left his estate, amounting to more 
than £50,000, subject to her liferent, to the 
Univ. of Edinburgh for the foundation of 
a Chair of Music, etc. (The Reid Chair). 
Publication — Dissertatio Medico, Inaugur- 
alis De malo Hypondriaco (Edinburgh, 
1783).— [Grove's Diet, of Music ; Diet. Nat. 
Biog.] 

ANDREW THOMSON, born 1746; licen. 
1782 ky Presb. of St Andrews 5th April 
1775 ; pres. by George III. 31st Oct. 
1781 ; ord. 5th Sept. 1782 ; died 7th March 
1836. He marr. 22nd March 1793, Janet 
Brown, who died 21st Jan. 1805, and had 
issue — John, his successor. Publication — ■ 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, ix.). 

JOHN THOMSON, born 13th Jan. 1797, 
1824 son °^ P rece ding ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of 
Cupar 19th Dec. 1820 ; pres. by George IV. 
in May and ord. (assistant and successor) 
8th July 1824; died 22nd May 1857. He 
marr. 25th Nov. 1846, Eliza (died at Edin- 
burgh 16th Aug. 1871), daugh. of Charles 



130 



BALMERINO— CERES 



[PEESB. OF 



Munro of Berryhill, Kincardineshire, and 
had issue — Isabella Morison, born 5th Jan. 
1848 (marr. Robert Paterson Paterson of 
Montgomerie), died 1916; George Munro 
of Berryhill, W.S.,born 12th Feb. 1851, died 
20th Dec. 1904 ; Mary Janette, born 12th 
July 1852 (marr. George Robertson Gillespie, 
advocate). Publication — Account of the 
Parish (New Stat. Ace). 

JAMES CAMPBELL, born Clunie, 1828, 
lfiV7 son of John C, schoolmaster, and 
Janet Robertson ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews ; assistant at St Mary's, 
Dundee ; ord. by Presb. of Dundee 22nd 
March 1854 chaplain to Highland Brigade 
in Crimea ; assistant at St George's, Edin- 
burgh ; pres. by Queen Victoria 15th Sept. 
and adm. 10th Dec. 1857 ; D.D. (St Andrews 
1908) ; died unmarr. 27th June 1914. Pub- 
lications— Mediaeval Scotland ("St Giles' 
Lectures," 1st ser.) (Edinburgh, 1881); 
History of the Celtic Church in Scotland 
(being vol. i. of Story's Church of Scotland 
(London, 1890); Balmerino and its Abbey 
(Edinburgh, 1867 and 1899). 

JOHN THOMAS ARNOTT, born 17th 
Dec. 1877, son of John A., school- 
master, Kinloch, and Isabella Allison; 

educated at Kinloch School and Univ. of 

Glasgow; M.A. (1900), B.D. (1903); licen. 

by Presb. of Dunkeld 5th May 1903; 

missionary at Mallaig; assistant at Wilton; 

ord. (assistant and successor) 26th Dec. 

1907; died 5th April 1920. He marr. 

7th Aug. 1912 Peterina Lumsdaine, daugh. 

of Peter Lumsdaine Ballingall, Newton, 

Wormit, and had issue — Christine Isobel 

Syme, born 4th July 1913. 

PETER CARMICHAEL MILLAR, 
born 7th Aug. 1867 ; son of James 
M., schoolmaster, Airdrie, and Jane 
Carmichael ; educated at Airdrie Academy 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1909), B.D. 
(1912); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow in 
1912; Mission Study Secretary in 1912; 
assistant at Barony Parish, Glasgow, 
1913-14 ; served as chaplain with Egyptian 
Expeditionary Force, 1914 ; O.B.E. ; ord. to 
Lowson Memorial Parish, Forfar, 17th Sept. 
1914 ; trans, and adm. 14th Sept. 1920. 



1920 



CERES. 

[The rectory of Ceres belonged to the 
collegiate church of St Mary on the Kirk 
Heuch at St Andrews.] 

PATRICK COUSTUN [or COUS- 

1560 TANCE], afterwards ADAMSON, 

M.A. ; min. in 1560 ; dem. in 1564, 

but Assembly refused consent and ordered 
that he should not pass out of the country. 
He accepted the post of tutor to James, 
son of Sir James M'Gill, Lord Clerk 
Register, and travelled with him into 
France and other parts, where he studied 
law and assumed the name of Adamson ; 
became an advocate, but not being success- 
ful, returned to the ministry; adm. to 
Paisley Aug 1572. 

WILLIAM LAING, formerly of 
1S6 „ Moneydie ; min. here in 1567 ; trans, 
to Cupar before 1574, but returned 
here in 1576 with Auchtermoonzie and 
Tarvit also in his charge ; trans, to Carnbee 
in 1579. 



1578 



THOMAS BUCHANAN, son of Thomas 
B. of Drummakill and Giles Cunning- 
ham, and nephew of George Buch- 
anan, the historian ; became Regent in St 
Salvator's College, St Andrews ; was elected 
joint Rector of the High School of Edin- 
burgh 26th Aug. 1568, entered 14th Feb. 
1568-9, and was approved by James VI. 
soon after ; app. Master of the Grammar 
School of Stirling in 1571 ; pres. to 
Provostry of Kirkheuch (attached to the 
church of Ceres) by James VI. 1st April 
and 30th Aug. 1578 ; had a gift of £200 
from the surplus of thirds of benefices 
from James VI. 14th Oct. 1573, having 
been a member of the Royal Household 
for a number of years. He was nominated 
by the Assembly one of the Masters of 
the New College, St Andrews, Oct. 1582, 
but this was not carried out ; elected by 
Assembly commissioner for Fife Feb. 1587; 
elected Moderator of General Assembly 6th 
Aug. 1588 ; was app. by Privy Council 6th 
March 1589 a commissioner for the Preser- 
vation of True Religion in Fife, and in June 



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1599 



1598 was on a leet of three chosen by the 
Synod from whom the King was to elect 
a " commissioner of the Kirk " for Parlia- 
ment. In consequence of being thrown 
from his horse he died 12th April 1599, 
aged about 79. He was a member of 
twenty-six out of thirty-one Assemblies, 
and had a considerable influence in the 
management of the Church. He marr. 
(1) Elspeth, daugh. of John Traill, younger, 
of Magask, widow of Eobert Hamilton, 
Principal of New College, St Andrews, 
she died 9th Dec. 1595, and had issue — 
a daugh. (marr. Thomas, son of Henry 
Philip, min. of Creich) : (2) Eupham Hay, 
who survived him. — [Steven's High School ; 
Melvill's Autob., 442 ; Edin. Tests.; M'Crie's 
Melville ; Calderwood's Hist., ii. 46, iii. 463 
et seq., iv. 549, vi. 706 ; Hist, of Strathen- 
drick, 313.] 

KOBEKT BUCHANAN, son of Walter 
B. of Drummakill, and Agnes Kin- 
ross, and nephew of preceding min. ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1583) ; adm. to Forgan 15th March 1590 ; 
pres. to the Provostry of the College Kirk 
of St Mary of the Heuch, St Andrews, by 
James VI. 12th and 13th April ; adm. be- 
tween 7th and 30th June 1599 ; supported 
the measures of the Court in the Assemblies 
of 1602, 1606, and 1610; died Feb. 1618, 
aged about 55. He marr. Elizabeth Blair, 
and had issue — Walter, min. in 1624 ; 
Robert; John; Thomas; Andrew; Margaret; 
Cecil. — [St Andrews Tests. ; Calderwood's 
Hist., vi. 626, vii. 106 ; Miscell. Scot., iv. ; 
Hist, of Strathendrich, 315.]; 

DAVID KINNEAR, son of Henry K., 
16ls Abbot of Balmerino; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1599) ; 
min. of Creich in 1608 ; pres. 12th July 
1617 ; trans, and adm. 1618 ; died April 
1624, aged about 45. He marr. Katherine 
Thomson, widow of James Rankin, mariner, 
burgess of Dundee. — [Fife Sheriff-Court 
Books, 16th May 1615.] 

^WALTER BUCHANAN, eldest son of 
1624 Robert B., min. of this parish ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1617) ; ord. and adm. by Archbishop 29th 



June 1624; member of Assembly in 1638, 
and of Commission for visiting Univ. of 
St Andrews 16th Nov. 1641; died 22nd 
Aug. 1642, aged about 46. He marr. 
Margaret Melvill, and had issue — Robert ; 
John; George; Elspeth; Margaret; Janet; 
Christian ; Jean ; Elizabeth ; Catherine. — 
[St Andrews Tests. ; Baillie's Letters ; 
Stevenson's Hist. ; Acts of Pari., v., 109, 
413.] 

WILLIAM ROW, fourth son of John 
1644 ^"' m ' n " °^ Carnock ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (26th 
July 1634) ; became assistant to his father 
in 1641 ; pres. by Ludovic, Earl of Crawford, 
in 1643; adm. 4th July 1644; was a 
member of Commission of Assembly in 
1649 ; was seized by a party of English 
in Nov. 1653 at his own house, carried 
to Cupar and Burntisland, and obliged 
to bind himself to do nothing prejudicial 
to the Commonwealth under a penalty of 
£1 stg. ; suspended in April 1664, and dep. 
in Oct. 1665 for refusing submission to 
Episcopacy ; had decreet passed against 
him 16th July 1671 for keeping con- 
venticles ; was indulged by Privy Council 
19th Sept. 1679, but this was withdrawn 
8th July 1680; returned in 1689; died 
in 1698, aged about 84. He marr. 6th 
May 1647, Jean (buried 15th Dec. 1700), 
daugh. of Robert Blair, min. of St 
Andrews, and had issue — Robert, chaplain 
to the Earl of Haddington ; John, Pro- 
fessor of Philosophy, Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
James ; William, buried 10th June 1689 ; 
Thomas, apprenticed to Hugh Blair, 
merchant, Edinburgh ; David ; Margaret ; 

Grisell ; Elizabeth (marr. Giron) ; 

Katherine (marr. Melville) ; Margaret ; 

Jean ; Agnes (marr. Andrew Bowie, min. of 
North Leith). Publication— " Supplement 
and Continuation of the Autobiography of 
Mr Robert Blair" {Edin. Wodrow Soc, 
1847).— [Lamont's Diary, 60, 177; Blair's 
Autob. ; Edin. Guild Feg.] 

ALEXANDER LESLIE, M.A. ; trans. 
166 „ from Anstruther Wester, and adm. 
17th Oct. 1667; trans, to Crail 22nd 
Oct. 1684. 



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[PEESB. OF 



1679 WILLIAM ROW, above mentioned. 

JOHN MATHERS, MA. (St Andrews, 
19th July 1664); recommended by 
Presb. there for licence 29th April 
1668; adm. to Cults in 1673; trans, and 
adm. 12th March 1685 ; deprived by com- 
mittee of Estates 16th May 1689 for not 
reading their Proclamation, etc. He there- 
after intruded at Alyth. In 1701 he had 
a meeting-house in Hart's Close, Edin- 
burgh. He marr. (1) Janet Carstairs, who 
died before 31st March 1680, and had 
issue — John : (2) Isobel Blair, and had 
issue — William, born 1687. — [St Andrews 
Tests.; Acts of Pari., ix., App. 27, 28; G. 
R. Jnhib., 4th May 1680 ; Fife Sas., xiii., 
229.] 

1689 WILLIAM ROW, above mentioned. 



1692 



1700 



1711 



ANDREW BOWIE, M.A. ; trans, from 
Balmerino ; adm. 7th July 1692 ; 
trans, to North Leith 31st March 
1697. 

THOMAS HALYBURTON, called 16th 
Nov. 1699 ; ord. 1st May 1700 ; app. 
Professor of Divinity in New College, 
St Andrews, 5th April 1710 (q.v.). 

WILLIAM GREENLEES, licen. by 
Presb. of Dumfries 17th Nov. 1696 ; 
ord. to Second Charge, Cupar, 4th 
May 1698 ; called 7th Aug., and adm. 20th 
Sept. 1711 ; died Aug. 1737. 

THOMAS SCOTT, born 1709; M.A. 

1740 ( St Andrews, 3rd Mav l727 ) ; licen - 

by Presb. of Edinburgh 31st July 

1733; called 15th June 1738; ord. 11th 

Sept. 1740 ; died 24th Jan. 1752.— [Tombst.] 

JOHN TROTTER, born Edinburgh, 
„ 1726, son of Thomas T., a magistrate 
of the city ; educated at Univ. there; 
pres. by trustees for the creditors of 
William, Earl of Crawford, in June, and ord. 
21st Sept. 1752; D.D. (Edinburgh, 24th 
Oct. 1769); dem. 14th Nov. 1769 on 
appointment to the Scots Church, Swallow 
Street, Piccadilly, London; died at Knights- 
bridge 14th Sept. 1808, and was buried in 
Bunhill Fields. He marr. (1) 28th June 
1754, Elizabeth Oswald, who died 29th 



April 1771, and had issue — John, born 
12th May 1755 ; Thomas, born 5th May 
1756 ; Susanna, born 27th April 1758, died 
1st March 1761 ; Amelia, born 25th June 
1759, died 29th July 1766; William, born 
12th Feb., and died 15th March 1761 ; 
Elizabeth, born 10th June 1763 ; James, 
born 10th Nov. 1764, died at London, 19th 
Jan. 1770 ; Richard, born 15th April 1766 ; 
Edward, born 23rd July 1768 ; Albert, bom 
21st Oct. 1769; Margaret, born 21st April, 
and died 8th May 1771 : (2) 17th Aug. 
1775, Margaret Warden, who died at 
Knightsbridge 1st Dec. 1815. Publications 
— Sermons (three sermons at his admission, 
London, 1770) ; A Brief Narrative of Jfrs 
Elizabeth Trotter (1771). — [Black's Scots 
Churches in England, 223 ; Jones's Bunhill 
Memorials, 289.] 

ROBERT ARNOT, pres. by George, 
17 „ Earl of Crawford, in April, and 
ord. 30th Aug. 1770; elected Presb. 
clerk 9th Dec. 1777 ; dem. on appoint- 
ment as Professor of Divinity, St An- 
drews, 16th Oct. 1792 [afterwards niin. 
of Kingsbarns]. 

JOSEPH CRICHTON of Kirkland, 
17g3 born 1754; licen. by Presb. of Glas- 
gow 2nd Oct. 1776 ; ord. to Carstairs 
5th July 1786 ; pres. by trustee for the 
creditors of George, Earl of Crawford, 19th 
March, trans, and adm. 6th Aug. 1793 ; 
died Fathee of the Church 15th Feb. 
1849. He marr. 13th March 1787, Ann 
Lindsay Fyffe (died 8th Feb. 1851, aged 88), 
natural daugh. of George, Earl of Crawford, 
and had issue — John Hepburn of Kirkland, 
born 29th Dec. 1788; Fullarton, born 22nd 
Sept. 1790, died 2nd Nov. 1791. 

JOHN DUNCAN, born Kirkcaldy, 1802 ; 
1837 was a pupil of Edward Irving at Kirk- 
caldy Academy ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Dunferm- 
line 27th July 1825 ; app. to Renton Chapel 
in 1832 ; ord. to Houndwood 15th Dec. 1836; 
pres. by George, Earl of Glasgow, in July, 
and adm. (assistant and successor) 7th Nov. 
1S37. Joined the Free Church in 1843; 
min. of St Boswells Free Church, 1843-67 ; 
died at Edinburgh 4th May 1867. 



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133 



1852 



ROBERT COOK, born 1793, son of 
1844 William C, farmer, Khynie ; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (2nd April 1813) ; ord. to Clatt 
2nd Aug. 1820 ; trans, and adm. (assistant 
and successor) 19th July 1844 ; died 20th 
Dec. 1851. He marr. 6th Dec. 1831, 
Christina (died 31st Aug. 1876), youngest 
daugh. of John Wilson of Thornley, 
Renfrewshire, and had issue — Elizabeth 
Swanston, born 9th April 1835 (marr. 
John Caldwell Cochran Brown, min. of 
this parish) ; Margaret Christina Wilson, 
born 3rd June 1841 (marr. C. Thomson 
Glover, London) ; John Robert Wilson, 
born 25th April 1843. Publications — 
Sermon preached on the abundant Harvest, 
to tohich are subjoined Metrical Para- 
phrases (Aberdeen, 1831); The Catechist's 
Poetical Manual (Aberdeen, 1834) ; The 
Young Communicants Manual (Edinburgh, 
1849 ; 2nd edition, 1851) ; Account of Parish 
of Clatt {New Stat. Ace., xii.). 

' JOHN CALDWELL COCHRAN 
BROWN of Carbeth Guthrie 
[which he bought in 1861 and sold 
in 1872], born 1837, youngest son of Hugh 
B., merchant, Beith, Ayrshire, and Mar- 
garet Caldwell ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; assistant at the Barony Parish, 
Glasgow ; ord. 22nd April 1852 ] died 25th 
April 1878. He marr. 14th Feb. 1854, 
Elizabeth Swanston, daugh. of Robert 
Cook, min. of this parish, and had issue — 
Margaret Caldwell, born 23rd Nov. 1854; 
Christina Wilson, born 21st April 1856 ; 
Hugh, born 5th Nov. 1857, died at Irvine 
25th May 1864; Robert, born 26th March 
1859, died at Irvine 24th May 1864 ; James 
Caldwell Cochran Cook, Border Regiment, 
born 28th Nov. 1860 ; Elizabeth, born 11th 
May 1863 (marr. 18th Dec. 1884, Francis 
James Robertson, W.S.). — [Guthrie Smith's 
Strathblane, 45.] 

JOHN NASMYTH, born Auchterderran, 
3rd April 1853, son of James Arm- 
strong N., coalmaster, Millbank, Dun- 
fermline, author of the ballad, The Lassie 
that's My Ain, and Isabella Chisholm ; edu- 
cated at Donibristle School, private school, 
Burntisland, and Univ. of Edinburgh; licen. 



by Presb. of Dunfermline 14th July 1875 ; 
assistant at Markinch ; ord. to Mossgreen 
28th Dec. 1876; trans, and adm. 26th 
Sept. 1878 ; died unmarr. at Newhaven 
Manse, 30th April 1894. Publications — 
Glendronachy Papers, and miscellaneous 
Articles. — [Memoir by the Rev. George 
Johnston, Flisk (Edinburgh, 1895).] 

JOHN HENRY DICKIE, M.A. ; adm. 
1st Nov. 1894 ; trans, to Springburn 
24th Sept. 1896. 

• ANDREW BROWN, M.A. ; ord. 8th 
April 1897 ; trans, to West Aberdeen 



1897 



1st June 1901. 



1901 



ANDREW WATT, M.A. ; ord. 5th Dec. 
1901 ; trans, to Balshagray, Glasgow, 



5th Oct. 1909. 



GEORGE WILLIAM WALKER, born 

1910 C1 y ne ' llth Nov - 1879, son of Alex " 
ander W., min. at Foyers, and Isa- 
bella Jamieson ; educated at Robert 
Gordon's College, Aberdeen, and Univ. of 
Glasgow; M.A. (1904), B.D. (1907); licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow May 1907 ; assistant 
at Eastwood and Springburn ; ord. 7th 
April 1910. Marr. 30th April 1913, Jessie 
Jane Forbes, youngest daugh. of Thomas 
Donald of Parkieston, Newmilns, Ayrshire. 



COLLESSIE. 

[The church of Collessie belonged to the 
Abbey of Lindores.] 

JOHN WEBSTER, exhorter in 1561; 
1561 reader in 1567. 

1574 JOHN KILGOUR, reader in 1574. 

THOMAS ROBERTSON, reader in 
1576 1576. 

ALEXANDER JARDEN, removed from 
Monimail in 1578, having Auchter- 
muchty and Abdie also in charge ; 
returned to Monimail in 1579. 

1 HENRY BALFOUR, reader at Moni- 
mail from 1574 to 1579; adm. in 
1580 ; pres. to the vicarage on death 

of Thomas Scott by James VI. llth Aug. 



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COLLESSIE 



[PRESB. OF 



1586 ; the Presb. were enjoined by the 
Synod, 7th Oct. 1628, to prohibit him from 
preaching on account of his weakness and 
great age ; died before 20th Sept. 1629. He 
marr. and had issue — Henry. — [Reg. Assig.; 
Edin. Gomrniss. Dec, 13th March 1621.] 

JOHN MONCREIFF, M.A. ; adm. 

(assistant) before 7th Oct. 1628 ; 

pres. by Charles I. 20th Sept. 1629 ; 
trans, to Kinghorn 11th April 1639. 

JOHN LITTLEJOHN, born about 

i64i 1604; M-A- ( St Andrews 1624 ); 

was on the Exercise at Kirkcaldy 
12th May 1631 ; reader at Dysart 28th 
Feb. 1633 ; adm. before 6th April 1641 ; 
conformed to Episcopacy in 1662 ; died 
before 1680. He marr. Marion Cuningham, 
who survived him, and had issue — Charles. 
— [Baillie's Letters ; G. R. Sas., liv., 9th 
June 1680.] 



1683 



JOHN OGILVIE, son of George O., 
min. of Kirkcaldy ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (19th 
July 1664) ; licen. by George, Bishop of 
Edinburgh, 8th March 1667 ; adm. before 
4th April 1683 ; deprived by Privy Council 
3rd Sept. 1689, for not reading Proclama- 
tion of the Estates, etc. ; retired to Edin- 
burgh where he was accused 20th March 
1706 of celebrating irregular marriages; 
died 30th July 1708, aged about 64. He 
marr. Anna Cunningham, who died in 
Edinburgh 18th Sept. 1724, and had 
issue — George ; Alexander ; John ; Anna. 
\_Monimail Sess. Rec. ; Edin. Tests. ; Grey- 
friars Burials.'] 

WILLIAM PITCAIKN, M.A. (St An- 
1696 drews, 14tn ^ly 1694) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Cupar 17th March 1696; 
called 4th June, and ord. 9th Sept. 1696; 
died 14th May 1722, aged about 49. He 
marr. (1) Jean (buried 30th Jan. 1704), daugh. 
of Thomas Mitchell, min. of Kilmaronock, 
and (2) Mary, daugh. of John Bethune of 
Blebo, and had issue — John ; Harry, died 
before 30th May 1730 ; Helen ; Alison ; 
Susanna; Janet (marr. 29th April 1730, 
William Campbell, merchant, Edinburgh) ; 
Katherine. 



THOMAS THOMSON, born 1697; 
.„„„ licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 20th 
Oct. 1720; called 11th April, and 
ord. 17th Sept. 1723; died 9th May 1728. 
He marr. Katherine Thomson, who died 
2nd April 1728, aged 27. — [Tombst. ; 
Collessie Churchyard, by Henry Rae-Arnot, 
LL.D. (Cantab.)j (1912).] 

- JOHN BALLINGAL, M.A. ; called 
172g 13th Nov. 1728; ord. 29th March 
1729 ; trans, to Second Charge, 
Cupar, 29th Aug. 1738. 

GEORGE KAY, M.A. ; called 7th June, 
7 and ord. 13th Sept. 1739 ; trans, to 
Minto 23rd Oct. 1741. 

^HUGH BLAIR, M.A. ; called 28th May, 
1742 and ord ' 23rd Sept. 1742 ; trans, to 
Second Charge, Canongate, Edin- 
burgh, 14th July 1743. 

JOHN MATHIE [or MATHEW], licen. 
1744 ky Presb. of Haddington 5th March 
1739 ; called 31st Jan., and ord. 13th 
Oct. 1744 ; died unmarr. 11th April 1755. 

■y JAMES BALLINGAL, pres. by tutors 
„ „ of David Hay of Leys ; ord. 22nd 
Sept. 1757 ; trans, to Third Charge, 
Dundee, 22nd Nov. 1759. 

WILLIAM WALKER bapt. 2nd Sept. 
1760 1736, youngest son of Alexander W. 
of St Fort, and Isobel Millar ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1756); 
licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 30th Jan. 
1760 ; pres. by tutors for David Hay of 
Leys in May, and ord. 24th Sept. 1760 ; 
died 14th Nov. 1771, and "was buried 
in the kirk of Collessie under the seat 
he built." He marr. 2nd Nov. 1762, 
Margaret (died in Edinburgh 2nd Dec. 
1810), daugh. of Patrick Manderston, 
merchant, Edinburgh, and had issue — 
Alexander of Bowland, governor of St 
Helena, brigadier-general, H.E.I.C.S., born 
12th May 1764, died in Edinburgh 5th 
March 1831. [He formed a valuable collec- 
tion of Oriental manuscripts, which was 
presented by his son, Sir William W., to the 
Bodleian Library, Oxford.] Patrick, lieut.- 
colonel, H.E.I.C.S., born 24th March 1766, 



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135 



died in 1816; William, attorney, Jamaica, 
born 15th Jan. 1768, died in 1799 ; Magdalen, 
born 5th Jan. 1770 (marr. 17th April 1798, 
William Walker, W.S., of Pitlair), died 20th 
Nov. 1812; Isobel, born 4th Sept. 1771 
(marr. 29th Oct. 1799, Paul Stevens 
Samuels, M.D., Jamaica), died 9th Feb. 
1853.— [Douglas's Baronage, 481 ; Tombst. ; 
Burke's Landed Gentry ; Diet. Nat. Biog.~\ 

ANDREW WALKEK, born 1742, son of 
.„„„ Andrew W., feuar in Castle Heggie, 
Kennoway; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; M.A. (1761) ; became assist- 
ant in this parish ; pres. by John Hay 
Balfour of Leys, with consent of his 
curators in April, and ord. 24th Sept. 1772; 
died "much lamented," 16th May 1820. 
He marr. 14th June 1781, Sophia (died 
13th Nov. 1820, aged 62), daugh. of James 
Duddingston of St Fort, and had issue — 
Margaret, born 6th June 1782 (marr. 26th 
Aug. 1806, Captain John Wilkie, Bengal 
Infantry), died Oct. 1828 ; Helen, born 4th 
Jan. 1784 (marr. 29th Dec. 1807, Henry 
Buist of Berryhill), died 25th Dec. 1847; 
Sophia, born 6th Nov. 1785 (marr. William 
Herdman, min. of Rattray) ; Andrew, born 
5th Jan. 1788 ; Elizabeth, born 12th March 
1790; Fanny, born 6th March 1792, died 
16th Nov. 1880; James, ensign, 93rd 
Regiment, born 8th June 1794, died 19th 
Aug. 1815 ; Ann, born 16th June 1796, died 
13th Nov. 1828 ; Mary, born 18th Dec. 1799 
(marr. 16th Nov. 1821, George Russell of 
Hayston), died 31st July 1828. Publication 
— Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, ii.). — [Dr Rae-Arnot's Collessie, 19.] 

DAVID OGILVIE, bapt. 16th March 

1821 l783 ' son °^ Philip O., Auchter- 
muchty ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Cupar 23rd 
Sept. 1813 ; pres. by William Johnston of 
Lathrisk Dec. 1820 ; ord. 9th May 1821 ; 
died 26th July 1832. He marr. 25th Dec. 
1827, Barbara Livingstone, who died in 
Edinburgh, 28th April 1888, aged 83, and 
had issue — Barbara, born 13th March 1829 
(marr. Andrew Aitken), died 30th Nov. 
1871 ; Jessie, born 10th June 1830, died 
24th Feb. 1837. 



JOHN MACFARLANE, born Edin- 
18S3 burgh, 1798 > son °f J° nn M. ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. 
by Presb. of Linlithgow 26th Dec. 1821 ; 
ord. to Ardoch 28th Aug. 1823; pres. by 
William Johnston of Lathrisk in Jan., and 
adm. 15th March 1833. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843; adm. to Free Church, 
Dalkeith, 19th Jan. 1844 ; D.D. (Princeton, 
U.S.A., 1853); died 2nd June 1875. He 
marr. (1) 24th Nov. 1826, Janet Marshall 
(died 20th Jan. 1852), daugh. of George 
Gray, merchant, Dundee, and had issue — 
John, born 29th Nov. 1827; Catherine 
Balfour, born 19th Feb. 1829 ; George, born 
2nd July 1830 ; Jane, born 4th June 1832 ; 
Jessy, born 28th Dec. 1834 ; Robina, born 
28th Aug. 1835; William Francis, born 
19th June 1837 ; Margaret Ann, born 26th 
Nov. 1839 : (2) 4th July 1854, Louisa 
Cecilia (died 25th Sept. 1884), third daugh. 
of Rear-Admiral John Rouett Smollett, 
R.N., of Bonhill, and Elizabeth, daugh. of 
the Hon. Patrick Boyle, son of second Earl 
of Glasgow. Publications — The Jubilee of 
the World: an Essay on Christian Missions 
to the Heathen (Glasgow, 1842) ; The Great 
Stone under the Oak, a sermon (Edinburgh, 
1844); Account of the Parish {New Stat. 
Ace., ix.) ; Sermon {Free Church Pulpit, i). 

ROBERT WILLIAMSON, born 
1843 Anstruther, 28th Oct. 1803, son of 
Alexander W., M.D., and Beatrice, 
daugh. of Archibald Johnstone of Pittowie, 
Crail ; educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 1st Dec. 
1830 ; became tutor in families of Sir 
Robert Calder and William Johnston of 
Lathrisk ; pres. by the latter ; ord. 27th 
Sept. 1843 ; D.D. (St Andrews, 13th Dec. 
1862); died unmarr. 6th Nov. 1887. He 
was largely instrumental in the erection of 
the parish of Ladybank, to whose endow- 
ment he contributed £2000. He also 
founded a school at Ladybank. 



JOHN HENDERSON, born Leven, 
24th Nov. 1863, son of James H. 
and Elizabeth Coutts ; educated at 
Scoonie Parish and Leven Schools and Univ. 



1888 



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CREICH 



[PRESB. OF 



of St Andrews ; M.A. (1882), B.D. (1885) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 24th May 
1885 ; assistant at Inverkeilor May to July 
1885, and in this parish Nov. 1885 to Nov. 
1887 ; ord. 3rd May 1888. 

CREICH. 

[The old church of Creich, now ruined, 
was dedicated to St Serf. It belonged to 
the Abbey of Lindores. The ruined church 
is about sixiy feet long. It contains a fine 
monument to David Barclay of Luthrie, 
who died in 1400, and Helen Douglas his 
wife, who died in 1421.] 

JOHN SETON, reader ; deprived in 1562 
156 _ and excommunicated. — [St Andrews 
Kirk-Session Rec, xiii.] 

ROBERT WILLIAMSON, reader in 
1S67 1567 ; died before Nov. 1571. 

ROBERT PATERSON, min. of Flisk, 
1567 also in charge here. 

JAMES CARIE, reader from Nov. 1571 
1571 to 1580. 

ANDREW BENNET, pres. to vicarage 
158S k y James VI. 25th Feb. 1583 ; trans, 
to Monimail before 1585. 

J THOMAS BAXTER, min. in 1585 ; had 
1585 D unD °g a l so i n his charge in 1586 ; 
pres. by James VI. before 11th Dec. 
1592 ; removed to Dunbog about 1593. 

HENRY PHILIP, min. in 1594; trans. 
1594 to Arbroath in 1601. 

JOHN KINNEAR, younger son of 
1601 Henry K., Abbot of Balmerino, and 
Christian, daugh. of Robert Betoun of 
Creich ; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (10th Aug. 1595); adm. in 1601 ; died 
Jan. 1603, aged about 27.— [Edin. Tests.] 

ALEXANDER STRACHAN, was on 
the Exercise at St Andrews 28th 
June 1593 ; adm. to Second Charge, 
Cupar, before 1599 ; trans, and adm. about 
1605 ; was one of those who constituted 
the Assembly at Aberdeen, 2nd July 1605, 
against the King's wishes, for which he was 
denounced 18th July, and imprisoned at 



1605 



Blackness 3rd Aug. ; tried before the Lords 
of Justiciary 10th Jan. 1606 ; banished for 
life; died of ague in Middleburg in 1607, 
after petitioning the King in vain for 
liberty to return on account of his health. 
— [Calderwood's Hist., vi. 284, 289 et seq. ; 
Pitcairn's Crim. Trials, ii., 494, 503 ; 
Melvill's Autob. ; P. C. Reg., xiv., 422.] 

ADAM MITCHELL, trans, from Cupar 
. „ and adm. in 1607 ; trans, to Moonzie 
in 1608. 

DAVID KINNEAR, min. in 1608; pres. 

1608 by James VI - 12tl1 Julv 1612 > trans, 
to Ceres in 1618. 

v ANDREW BENNET, son of Andrew 
iei8 ■^"' m * n- °^ Monimail ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1614); 
app. to this parish Jan. 1618 ; was a 
member of Commission for visiting the 
Univ. of St Andrews 16th Jan. 1649 ; died 
after 1st April 1651, aged about 57. He 
marr. Margaret (died 13th June 1675, aged 
78), daugh. of Alexander Wedderburn of 
Pittormie, and had issue — David ; Eupham 
(marr., cont. 25th July 1670, William 
Wemyss, burgess of Cupar). — [The Wedder- 
burn Booh, i., 49 ; 6. R. Inhib., 14th June 
1669 ; Fife Sas., vi., 117 ; Reg. of Deeds, 
cccvi., 404 ; Balfour's Hist. Works, iii., iv.] 

JOHN ALEXANDER, third son of 
1654 Thomas A. of Skeddoway, and 
Alison Orrok ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews; M.A. (1632); adm. to 
Cults in 1643 ; called in Oct., and adm. 
28th Dec. 1654 ; conformed to Episcopacy ; 
died unmarr. Feb. 1684, aged about 72. 
He left the ann to Gilbert his brother's 
son, but the Lords of Session found, 18th 
March 1686, that it could not be gifted 
away, but belonged to his sister as nearest 
of kin. — [St Andrews Tests. ; Morrison's 
Diet.] 

JAMES SETON, son of John S. of 
1685 Lathrisk, and Agnes Beaton ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(24th July 1679) ; adm. in 1685 ; deprived 
by Privy Council 4th Sept. 1689 for not 
reading the Proclamation of the Estates, 
etc., and impeding the contribution for the 



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French and Irish Protestants. — [Monimail 
Sess. Reg. ; Macfarlane's Geneal. Coll., 
i., 16.] 

JOHN LAW, had been a Presbyterian 
1693 m * n ' before 8th Sept. 1689; adm. 
to Second Charge, Kirkcaldy, 1691 ; 
trans, and adm. 28th Dec. 1693 ; died 9th 
June 1694. He marr., and had issue, 
Christian. — [St Andrews, Tests.] 

DAVID PITCAIRN, ord. 27th Aug. 1695; 
16 „ suspended by General Assembly 15th 
Sept. 1700 ; adm. to First Charge, 
Dysart, 8th Jan. 1708. 

JAMES HENRY, M.A.; called 11th 
1702 J une J corroborated by Presb. jure 
devoluto 11th Aug.; ord. 23rd Sept. 
1702; trans, to Kinghorn 13th Dec. 1716. 

- JAMES BRUCE, studied at Univ. of 
1719 Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Cupar 
25th Feb., and called 11th July 1718 ; 
ord. 10th March 1719 ; died 21st Dec. 1746. 
He marr. 8th Feb. 1734, Jean (died s.p. 7th 
Sept. 1747), daugh. of John Oliphant of 
Carpow. 

FRANCIS ADAMS, son of James A., 

174 „ min. of Kinnaird; licen. by Presb. 

of Cupar 6th Oct. 1741 ; called 30th 

June, and ord. 23rd Dec. 1747 ; died 16th 

Sept. 1754, aged about 38. 

MICHAEL GREENLAW, born Sept. 
.„„_ 1722 ; licen. by Presb. of Haddington 
24th Dec. 1754 ; pres. by Alexander 
Baillie and his curators in Feb., and ord. 8th 
May 1755; D.D. St Andrews (30th July 
1782); died 5th April 1815. He marr. 
22nd Sept. 1766, Jean Wilson, who died 
13th Feb. 1813, and had issue — George, 
W.S., born 7th May 1769, died 12th Dec. 
1834; John, merchant, Glasgow, born 3rd 
March 1771, died before 1800; Adam, in 
Glasgow, born 30th Sept. 1772, died 30th 
Sept. 1794. Publications — Accounts of 
Creich and Dunbog (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, 
iv., xxi.). 

ALEXANDER LAWSON, born 1st 

April 1788, son of Thomas L. of 

Pitlethie ; educated at Univ. of St 

Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 



3rd May 1809 ; pres. by William Grant of 
Congalton 15th May; ord. 14th Sept. 1815 ; 
died 6th May 1875. Publication— Account 
of the Parish {New Stat. Ace, ix.). 

JOHN RITCHIE, born 2nd May 1846, 
„ son of William R., D.D., min. of 
Longforgan ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; M.A. ; licen. by Presb. of 
Dundee 24th June 1869; assistant in this 
parish, Maxwell, Glasgow, and Oldham- 
stocks ; ord. 10th Sept. 1875 ; clerk to 
Presb. 1900-18; died 26th Jan. 1918. He 
marr. 24th March 1880, Andrewina Bell 
(died 17th Aug. 1905), younger daugh. of 
Andrew Clark, Airdrie, and had issue — 
William Andrew, born 2nd March 1881 ; 
Christina Carstairs, born 6th May 1882 
(marr. 5th March 1919, Peter Scott 
MacLellan, Glasgow) ; John, born 20th 
April 1884 ; Margaret Bower, born 5th 
Sept. 1885; Robert Bower, born 10th 
Dec. 1886; Elizabeth Clark, born 27th 
June 1888; Frederick Johnston, A.S.C., 
born 26th June 1892. 

JAMES LAMONT FYFE SCOTT, M.A.; 
ord. 28th June 1918 ; trans, to Rhynd 
11th May 1922. 

THOMAS BARR VALLANCE, born 
19th Aug. 1890, second son of James 
V., Burnside, Strathaven, and Mary 
Barr ; educated at Strathaven School, 
Hamilton Academy, and Univ. of Glasgow; 
served as a private in R.A.M.C. for three 
and a half years during European War; 
M.A. (1919); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
June 1920 ; assistant at St Marnoch's, 
Kilmarnock; ord. 28th Sept. 1922. Marr. 
18th Oct. 1922, Mary Graham, youngest 
daugh. of John Paterson, tweed merchant, 
Peebles. 



CULTS. 

[The church of Cults belonged to the 
College of St Salvator at St Andrews. At 
Pitlessie in the parish three fairs were held 
in honour of St Malrubh, St Katherine, and 
St Philip.] 



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[PEESB. OF 



JOHN BALFOUR, believed to be the 
1563 " v i car °f Qniltis " wno witnessed a 
charter on 8th Dec. 1550. Having 
embraced the Reformed faith he retained 
the living without any formal recognition ; 
removed by General Assembly 25th June 
1563 and placed in "an obscurer congrega- 
tion according to the measure of his gifts." 
He probably became reader in a parish 
(unidentified). — \_Booke of the Kirk ; Beg. 
Mag. Sig., iv., 1277 ; Porter's Cults and 
its Ministers, 2.] 

JOHN BUTHERFOBD [or RUTHER- 
FURD], born about 1520, was a native 
of Jedburgh and probably belonged 
to the same family as Samuel Rutherford 
(also born near Jedburgh). He studied 
under Nicolaus Gruchius at Guienne, 
Bordeaux, where George Buchanan was 
Professor of Latin. In 1547 R. accom- 
panied Gruchius and Buchanan to the new 
University of Coimbra in Portugal, where 
he spent some years. In 1552 he proceeded 
to Paris. His scholarship brought him under 
the notice of Archbishop Hamilton, who 
appointed him to the Chair of Humanity 
at St Andrews. In 1555 he declined an 
invitation to return to Bordeaux and in 
1557 he became Dean of the Faculty of 
Arts at St Andrews, where he was entrusted 
with the chief part of the education of the 
Admirable Crichton. Having espoused the 
Reformed faith while abroad, he was de- 
clared by the General Assembly 20th Dec. 
1560 "one of those most qualified for 
ministering and teaching," and on 25th 
June 1563 he was ord. to this charge, which 
was a parish in the gift of his college. He 
served on various committees of the 
General Assembly. By the Assembly 5th 
March 1570, for "not serving his cure at 
least certain tymes in the year " (probably 
winter), he was admonished " to amend the 
said fault in tymes coming, otherwise the 
Kirk will proceed against him as ane 
neglector of dewtie." He died between 
20th Sept. and 18th Dec. 1577, "at this 
time the most celebrated master of schol- 
astic philosophy in Scotland." He marr. 
Christian Forsyth, and had issue— John, 
min. of St Andrews, and probably others. 



Publications — Prcefationes Solennes, Par- 
isiis et Conimbrice habitos, lib. i. ; Com- 
mentariorum de Arte Disserendi, lib. iv. 
(Paris, 1557; Edinburgh, 1577); Beply to 
John Davidson's Dialogue betwixt a Clerk 
and a Courteour (n.p.) ; Collatio Philoso- 
phiai Platonica et Aristotelicce ; Collatio 
Divi Thomce Aquinatis et Scoti in Philoso- 
phicis.— [M'Crie'a Melville, l, 107-110, 127, 
249; Beg. Sec. Sig., 1569-78, p. 208; Jeffrey's 
Boxburghshire, iv. 356 ; Calderwood's Hist., 
ii. 45, iii. 310 ; Diet. Fat. Biog.] 

JAMES MARTIN, born 1543, son of 
John M., Dean of Guild, St Andrews, 
and Margaret Ramsay ; became third 
Master in St Salvator's College; adm. min. 
of Dunino 30th Nov. 1570 ; trans, to Kem- 
back in 1574 ; trans, and adm. 1578 ; was 
Principal of St Salvator's College, which he 
held in conjunction ; D.D. (St Andrews, 
29th July 1616) ; died unmarr. March 1620. 
— [Macfarlane's General Coll., ii., 190; St 
A)id7-eivs Tests. ; Calderwood's Hist., iii. 
592, 732, iv. 479, v. 701, vii. 58, 106, 222.] 

PATRICK PEAT, adm. (assistant) 15th 
1595 Dec. 1595.— [Laing Charters, 1303.] 

ANDREW MORTON (probably assist- 

ant), min. in 1608; died 31st Jan. 

1635. He marr. Euphemia Morton, 

who died 27th Jan. 1619,' aged 48. — [St 

Andrews Tests.; Tombst. ; P. C. Beg., 

ix., 332.] 

EDMOND CRANSTOUN, M.A. (St 
Andrews 1625) ; ordered by the 
Synod to cease from preaching 7th 
Oct. 1635, "because the Provost of the Old 
College has the title and charge of plan- 
tation." He was on the Exercise at 
Kirkcaldy 3rd June 1641. 

JAMES MARTIN, M.A. ; adm. before 
26th Dec. 1636; trans, to Auchter- 



1635 



1636 



muchty in 1641. 



1641 



WILLIAM GLASFURD, brother of 
Patrick G. of Bodamcraig ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1632) ; adm. in 1641 ; still min. 4th Oct. 
1642 ; died before 1654. He marr. Eliza- 
beth, daugh. of Robert Cheape in Scotland- 



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well, and had issue— Jean. — [Fife Horn., 
xxvi., 197 ; G. R. Sas., 18th Dec. 1702 ; 
Perth Sas., 20th Feb. 1645.] 

JOHN ALEXANDER, M.A. ; adm. 
(probably colleague) in 1643 ; trans. 



164S 



to Creich 28th Dec. 1654. 



1656 



GEORGE DISHINGTON, M.A. (St 
Andrews 1640); called July 1655; 
adm. 1st May 1656 ; deprived by 
Act of Parliament 11th June, and Decreet 
of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662; suspended 
Oct. 1665 ; dep. 1st April 1668 ; purchased 
the lands of Lochmalony in 1669 ; died 
Feb. 1673, aged about 53. He marr. 9th 
Sept. 1656, Anna Hamilton (died Jan. 
1708), widow of David Barclay of Easter 
Touch, and had issue— George, town clerk 
of Crail in 1693; Margaret (marr. 1692, 
Andrew Robertson, min., residing in Crail) ; 
David ; Thomas.— [Kirkcaldy Sess. Reg. ; 
Lamont's Diary, 177, 204, 213 ; Fife Sas., 
v., 151 ; Reg. Mag. Sig.~\ 

[The parish vacant five years.] 

JOHN MATHERS, M.A.; adm. in 1673; 
1673 trans, to Ceres 12th March 1685. 

ALEXANDER SKENE, D.D., Principal 

leas °^ ^* Salvator's College, which he 

held in conjunction; took temporary 

charge here in 1685 ; died in 1707, aged 

about 68. (Cf. Vol. IV., 234.) 

JOHN KEIR, M.A. (St Andrews, 24th 
July 1679) ; min. in 1686 ; deprived 
by Privy Council 10th Oct. 1689, for 
not reading Proclamation of the Estates, 
etc. ; died March 1707, aged about 48. He 
marr., and had issue — Elizabeth ; Margaret. 
— [Monimail Sess. Reg.] 

[The parish vacant four years.] 

ALEXANDER WILSON, born 1620; 

M.A. (Edinburgh, 3rd April 1640) ; 

was on the Exercise of the Presb. 
18th April 1649 ; adm. to Cameron 24th 
April 1650; deprived 11th June 1662 and 
went to Holland ; returned to Cameron 
in 1687 ; adm. here 26th Jan. 1693 (when 
he was aged 73); died April 1697. He 
marr. Jean, daugh. of Walter Greig, min. 
of Balmerino, and had issue — Walter, min. 



1686 



1693 



1726 



of Kilconquhar ; Katherine, died 1693 ; 
Euphan (marr., pro. 24th July 1710, David 
Jarvie, brewer in Canongate) ; Marie (marr. 
1691, John Bayne, treasurer of Cupar) ; 
Margaret (marr. 22nd Oct. 1712, William 
Braidwood, brewer, Canongate) ; and two 
others. — [Tombst. ; Canongate Marr. Reg. ; 
Wodrow's Hist., ii., 483.] 

THOMAS BURRELL, M.A. (St An- 
drews, 21st July 1683) ; passed as a 
probationer under Episcopacy ; had 
a testimonial from Presb. of Kirkcaldy, 4th 
Nov. 1692, that he had acquitted himself 
well on trials, but had not satisfied them 
that he would be faithful to the govern- 
ment ; probably he did so 24th Aug. 1695 ; 
called 22nd March, and ord. 12th May 1699; 
died 24th March 1726, aged about 63. 

ANDREW MELVILL, M.A. (St An- 
drews, 5th May 1714); licen. by 
Presb. there 20th April 1720 ; called 
26th May, and ord. 20th Sept. 1726 ; died 
8th May 1762, aged about 71. He marr. 
6th Oct. 1730, Margaret, daugh. of Thomas 
Martin, St Andrews, but had no issue. 

ANDREW HUTTON, M.A. ; trans. 

from Glenisla; pres. by United 

1762 College, St Andrews, 10th July, and 

adm. 28th Oct. 1762 ; trans, to Kilmany 8th 

June 1773. 

DAVID WILKIE, born 1738, only son 
of John W.,! tenant in Ratho-byres, 
Midlothian, and Helen Robertson ; 
educated at Univs. of Edinburgh and St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 
9th May 1770; assistant at Glamis and 
at Rescobie ; pres. by United College of 
St Andrews 24th Nov. 1773; ord. 14th 
April 1774 ; elected Presb. clerk 16th Oct. 
1792, died 1st Dec. 1812. His son Sir 
David placed a monument by Chantrey 
in the church. He marr. (1) 18th 
Oct. 1776, Mary (died 8th Feb. 1777), 
daugh. of George Campbell, schoolmaster, 
St Andrews, sister of George C, D.D., 
min. of Cupar-Fife, and aunt of Lord 
Chancellor Campbell : (2) 3rd Nov. 1778, 
his cousin Margaret (died in childbirth, 
28th March 1780), daugh. of James Wilkie, 
Edinburgh: (3) 4th Oct. 1781, Isabella 



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[PRESB. OF 



(died at her son's house, Lower Phillimore 
Place, Kensington, 11th Nov. 1824, aged 
61), daugh. of James Lister, farmer, Pit- 
lessie Mill, and sister of James L., min. 
of Auchtermuchty, and had issue — John, 
captain H.E.I.C.S., born 13th Aug. 1782, 
died in India, in the course of a severe 
and fatiguing march with his regiment, 
10th Aug. 1824 ; James, in Ordnance 
Department, born 3rd July 1784, died in 
1824 ; Sir David, R.A., celebrated artist, 
born 18th Nov. 1785, died unmarr. 1st 
June 1841 ; Thomas, merchant, London, 
born 31st Oct. 1787, died 1865; Rachel, 
born 17th Oct., and died 25th Nov. 1791 ; 
Helen, born 21st May 1793 (marr. 18th 
June 1844, William Hunter, M.D., of Wood- 
bank, Largo, surgeon - major, Coldstream 
Guards), died 1870. Publications — The 
Theory of Interest, Simple and Compound, 
derived from First Principles, and applied 
to Annuities of all Descriptions (Edinburgh, 
1794) ; Tables of Mortality in the Parish of 
Torihorwald ; Account of Cults (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, i., ii.). — [Allan Cunningham's 
Sir David Wilkie; Some Old Families, 
246 ; Sutherland Gower's Sir David 
Wilkie. For a Bibliography of Sir David 
Wilkie, see William Bayne's Sir David 
Wilkie, R.A. (London, 1903).] 

THOMAS GILLESPIE, born Dunn's 

Yett, Gilchristland, Closeburn, 21st 
1813 Feb. 1778 ; educated at Wallacehall 
Academy there, Dumfries Academy, and 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; became tutor in 
family of Sir James Hay of Dunragit; 
licen. by Presb. of Stranraer 4th Jan. 
1810 ; pres. by United College, St Andrews, 
in March, and ord. 23rd Sept. 1813 ; LL.D. 
(Glasgow 1824) ; dem. 30th Sept. 1828 on 
appointment as assistant and successor to 
the Professor of Humanity in Univ. of 
St Andrews ; died in Dunino 11th Sept. 
1844. He marr. (1) 24th Sept. 1809, Eliza- 
beth (died 14th Oct. 1821), daugh. of Dr 
John Hunter, Professor of Humanity, St 
Andrews, and had issue — Elizabeth Muir- 
head, born 1811 ; John, born 8th Jan. 
1813; Catherine, born 30th July 1814; 
George M'Cheyne, born 17th Feb. 1816; 
Helen Watson [see her father's poem, 



"Elly Pie"], born 28th Nov. 1817, died 
23rd May 1839; Margaret, born 4th June 
1819 : (2) 31st March 1823, Janet (died 
27th Dec. 1866), eldest daugh. of George 
Campbell, D.D., min. of Cupar, and sister 
of Lord Chancellor Campbell. Publications 
— The Seasons contemplated in the Spirit 
of the Gospel, six sermons (Edinburgh, 
1822); The Professor's Tales and Gleanings 
of the Covenant (Wilson's "Tales of the 
Borders ") ; Contributions to Blackwood's 
Magazine and the Scots Magazine.— 
[Watson's Closeburn, 126-31 ; Ramage's 
Drumlanrig and the Douglases, 250, 265 ; 
Porter's Cults and its Ministers.} 

GEORGE CRAWFORD, born Straiton 
Manse, 1802, son of William O, 
D.D., min. of Straiton, afterwards 
Professor of Moral Philosophy at St 
Andrews ; educated at Univ. there ; licen. 
by that Presb. 5th April 1826 ; pres. 
by Principal and Professors of United 
College, Dec. 1828; ord. 5th May 1829; 
died unmarr. 5th Nov. 1831. Publication — 
Miscellaneous Discourses (Edinburgh, 1832). 

JOHN COOK, M.A. ; pres. by Principal 

and Professors of United College, 

1832 St Andrews, in March, and ord. 

1st June 1832 ; trans, to Second Charge, 

Haddington, 19th Dec. 1833. 

THOMAS JACKSON CRAWFORD, 
M.A. ; pres. by Principal and Pro- 
fessors of United College, St Andrews, 

in April, and ord. 13th June 1834 ; trans. 

to Glamis 20th Sept. 1838. 

JAMES ANDERSON, born Muthill, 
1804, son of James A., farmer; 
1839 originally bred a miller; became 
teacher of a private school ; educated at 
Univs. of Glasgow and Edinburgh; tutor 
at Ormiston to the family of Earl of 
Hopetoun; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 
4th Feb. 1830; officiated as missionary 
at Largoward; pres. by the Principal 
and Professors of the United College, St 
Andrews, Dec. 1838; ord. 22nd Feb. 1839; 
elected Presb. clerk in 1843 ; died from the 
effects of a fall from a gig, 30th Sept. 1863. 
He was an authority on ecclesiastical law, 
and was much consulted on the subject. 



1834 



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He marr. 23rd Oct. 1838, Maria (died 30th 
Nov. 1892, aged 79), daugh. of William 
Ferrie, D.D., min. of Kilconquhar, and 
had issue — Elizabeth Ann, born 21st April 
1840 (marr. 29th Sept. 1859, Alexander 
Forbes, missionary at Madras), died 26th 
Sept. 1862; Maria Jane, born 14th Sept. 
1841, died 12th Feb. 1863 ; James Lindsay 
Ferrie, born 20th April, and died 7th May 
1843 ; William Ferrie Gentle, shipowner, 
Glasgow, born 7th July 1844, died 24th 
Nov. 1907; Kobert, born 10th Jan., and 
died 5th April 1846 ; James, manager of 
Oriental Bank, Colombo, born 13th June 
1848 ; Henrietta Jemima, born 27th Jan. 
1851 ; Julia Sinclair Margaret, born 4th 
July 1852, died in London, 4th April 1891. 
Publications — A Catechism on the Sacra- 
ments of the Old and New Testaments 
(Edinburgh, 1851); The Minister's Directory 
(Edinburgh, 1856) ; Light in Darkness ; or 
Comfort to the Sick and Afflicted (Edin- 
burgh, 1858). He edited The Family 
Altar; or a Guide to Devotion (Edinburgh), 
and had almost ready for publication 
a volume on Church Law, but was fore- 
stalled by the issue of Dr Cook's Styles. 

JAMES KOBERT CHRYSTAL, M.A., 
1864 B.D. ; ord. 8th April 1864; trans. 
to Coltness 21st Jan. 1879. 

JAMES FORBES, born Duns, son of 
. 7fl Thomas F., painter, and Elizabeth 
Dewar; educated at Duns School 
and Univ. of Edinburgh ; ord. to Low 
Meeting, Berwick-upon-Tweed, in 1864 ; 
adm. to Milton of Balgonie in 1873 ; trans. 
to Cranshaws 7th Sept. 1876 ; trans, and 
adm. 4th July 1879, died 9th June 1900. He 
marr. 29th Nov. 1866, Agnes Knox (died 
11th June 1915), daugh. of Archibald 
Haswell, London, and had issue — Thomas 
Dewar, M.D., London, born 2nd June 1868 ; 
Agnes Hope, born 7th Nov. 1878. 

WILLIAM HENRY PORTER, born 
lgoo 9th July 1865, son of William P., 
Falkland, and Euphemia Galloway ; 
educated at Falkland School and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
12th June 1894 ; assistant at Hallside and 
St Paul's, Leith; ord. 1st Nov. 1900. 



Marr. 1st June 1903, Margaret Andrewina, 
younger daugh. of Andrew Dickson, Rose- 
bank, Haddington, and Grace S. Cunning- 
ham, and has issue — William Bruce, born 
12th April 1904; Andrew Dickson, born 
30th Oct. 1906 ; James Galloway, born 
19th Jan. 1909, died 29th Oct. 1913 
Douglas Hunter, born 17th Jan. 1911 
Alexander Gordon, born 21st Sept. 1912 
Norman Cunningham, born 29th May 
1914; Thomas Forrest, born 10th July 
1916. Publications — Cambuslang and its 
Ministers, 1560-1843 (Glasgow, 1897) ; Cults 
and its Ministers, 1560-1843 (Cupar-Fife, 
1906). 



CUPAR. 

[Cupar-Fife and Tarvit. — These parishes 
were united in 1618. 

Cupar-Fife. — The church of Cupar was 
dedicated to St Christopher. It belonged 
to the Priory of St Andrews. A Second 
Charge for this parish was founded in 
1625. The Black Friars had a convent in 
Cupar, dedicated to St Katherine. Fairs 
of St James and St Martin were held in 
this parish. 

Tarvit. — The church of Tarvit was 
dedicated to St Michael. It belonged to 
the Abbey of Cambuskenneth.] 

ROBERT MONTGOMERY, settled in 
1S62 *^ e mm i s try (perhaps here) in 1562. 
He was requested by the Assembly 
26th June 1564, to supply Largo every 
alternate Sunday until other provision 
should be made. A Commission was app. 
by the Assembly 27th Dec. that year re- 
garding mutual complaints from him and 
the magistrates of Cupar; trans, to 
Dunblane in 1567. 

ALEXANDER SPENS, min. of Kil- 
1567 conquhar in 1560; trans, and adm. 
about 1567 ; died Nov. 1568. 

ROBERT WILKIE, entered at Lammas 
in 1569, Auchtermoonzie [Moonzie] 
being also in his charge ; trans, to 
Loudoun about 1573. 



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[PRESB. OF 



ADAM MITCHELL, entered at Beltein 
. „„ in 1573, but his name is not found 
in the Register of Assignations till 
1576 ; adm. to Creich in 1607. 

WILLIAM LAING, trans, from Ceres 
t _ 4 (with Auchtermoonzie, Tarvit, and 
Ceres, also in the charge) in 1574 ; 
re-trans, to Ceres about 1576. 

WILLIAM SCOTT, son of Eobert S. in 
1R04 Mylnedene, and grandson of William 
S., portioner of Kininmonth, de- 
scended of the family of Balwearie ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (26th 
Nov. 1586) ; min. of Kennoway in 1593 ; 
app. by the General Assembly in 1602 to 
remain with the Marquess of Huntly, one 
of the Catholic Lords ; trans, and adm. in 
1604 ; signed the Protest against intro- 
duction of Episcopacy 1st July 1606 ; 
was summoned to London by the King's 
Letter 21st May that year, where he 
stoutly defended the lawfulness of the 
Aberdeen Assembly in a speech against the 
Lord Advocate, Sir Thomas Hamilton. 
After being detained a month, he was 
committed in charge to Dr Dove, bishop 
of Peterborough, but with five of his 
brethren obtained permission from the 
English Privy Council to return to his 
parish 8th March 1607. He was nominated 
constant Moderator of Presbytery in 1606 ; 
was a member of Assembly in 1608, and of 
the Conference at Falkland in 1609, and 
shortly after was confined to his parish, 
but this restraint was taken off by the 
Privy Council 28th July 1614. On 27th 
June 1617 he signed the Protestation for 
the Liberties of the Kirk, opposed the Five 
Articles in the General Assembly of 1618 
which were then agreed to, was app. 
a min. of Edinburgh that year ; was 
unsuccessfully accused before the High 
Commission 20th Aug. 1619, of being the 
author of a book entitled Perth Assemblie, 
or having a hand in it, and his removal 
to Edinburgh was refused 15th Oct. 1620 ; 
died 20th May 1642, aged about 76. He 
raised the spire of the church from the 
battlements at his own expense and be- 
queathed a sum of money for the benefit 
of the poor and for the education of poor 



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children. He marr. Janet Smyth, who 
survived him, and had issue — Barbara 
(marr. David Dalgleish, min. of this parish). 
Publications — The Course of Conformitie 
(1622) ; Apologetical Narration of the State 
and Government of the Kirk of Scotland 
(Wodrow Society, Edinburgh, 1846) ; Two 
Letters to Mr James Melvill (Calderwood's 
Hist., v. 420, vi. 23 et seq , vii. 27 et seq.); 
Two Sonnets (Melvill's Spiritual Propyne) 
(1598).— [Book of the Kirk ; Wodrow's MS. 
Biog., iv. and Biog., i. ; Monteith's Mort., 
235 ; Melvill's Autob., 386 et seq.] 

DAVID DALGLEISH, son of David D., 
maltster, St Andrews ; educated at 
the Univ. there ; M.A. (1599) ; was an 
"expectant" in 1608 ; appears as colleague to 
preceding min. 2nd May 1614 ; was directed 
by the Synod 7th Oct. 1617 to address him- 
self to the Archbishop for ordination and 
admission to the ministry ; pres. to Aberdour 
16th Nov. 1636, but did not accept ; was a 
member of Assembly in 1638 ; pres. to 
Dundee in 1641, but not settled ; pres. to 
First Charge by Charles I. 27th May 1642 ; 
was laid aside from duty in 1644 through 
an accident to his leg while travelling to a 
meeting of Commission in Edinburgh. At 
the entry of Charles II. to Cupar on 6th July 
1650, he made a speech of congratulation ; 
died 7th May 1652, aged about 73. He 
marr. Barbara, daugh. of William Scott, 
his colleague, and had issue — an only son, 
David. — [Beg. Sec. Sig. ; St Andreivs Tests. ; 
Fife Sas., v. 443-4, xi. 447; Lamont's 
Diary, 41.] 

JOHN MAKGILL of Kemback, third 
..,-. son of James M. of Rankeillour, 
and Katherine Clephane; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1640) ; on 
Exercise there 7th Dec. 1642; ord. to 
Dunbog in 1646; called 19th Oct., trans, 
and adm. 14th Dec. 1654, having charge 
of the whole parish ; had a sharp attack 
of fever in Feb. 1657 ; deprived by Act of 
Parliament 11th June and Decreet of Privy 
Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; studied medicine ; 
went abroad for his health with George, 
Lord Melville, 10th Feb. 1663; had leave 
from the Privy Council 24th May that 
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his peaceable behaviour j graduated M.D. 
at the Univ. of Angiers (1663); returned 
to Scotland ; purchased the estate of 
Kemback in 1667 ; died 24th April 1673, 
aged about 52. He marr. (1) 25th April 
1647, Helen (died 20th July 1665), daugh. 
of James Forbes of Kilmany, and had 
issue — James, born 19th Feb. 1648, died 
13th July 1649; David, born 15th July 
1649, died 13th July 1656 ; John of Kem- 
back, born 3rd Sept. 1651, died before 6th 
Oct. 1677 ; Arthur of Kemback, born 15th 
Dec. 1652, died 31st Jan. 1725 ; William, 
born 20th March 1655, died 17th March 
1657 ; James, born 5th March 1658, died 
29th Dec. 1659; Helen, born 18th July 
1659 (marr. 1678, Thomas Nairn of 
Baldovan); David, born 25th Jan. 1661, 
died May 1663 ; James, born 5th Nov. 
1662 : (2) 22nd Jan. 1668, Euphane Pater- 
son, widow of Gavin Wemyss of Unthank. 
— [Reg. of Geneal. Lyon Office; Fife Sas., 
iv., 416 ; St Andrews Tests. ; Lamont's 
Diary, 82, 159, 166, 199, 203; Inq. Bet. 
Gen., 5789 ; Scots Peerage, vi. 590.] 

EOBEET HONYMAN, M.A. ; trans, 
from Second Charge, Dysart, and 
adm. 6th Aug. 1663; trans, to St 
Andrews 7th July 1681. 

GEOEGE LANDAL, M.A. (St 
1682 Andrews, 25th July 1668) ; adm. to 
Kemback 4th June 1674; trans, to 
Scoonie 16th June 1680 ; trans, and adm. 
in 1682; died 18th Oct. 1685, aged about 
38. He marr. 15th June 1682, Alison, 
daugh. of Sir Alexander Gibson of Durie, 
who survived him, and had issue— John ; 
Alexander, born 1684. — [St Andrews Tests. ; 
Scoonie Par. Peg.'] 

ALEXANDEE LUNDIE, second son 
of John L. of Strathairlie ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (24th July 1669) ; passed trials before 
Presb. of Glasgow and had a testimonial 
for licence 5th June 1672 ; ord. to Orwell 
before 3rd Oct. 1677 ; trans, to Carnbee 
27th April 1681 ; trans, to Wemyss 4th 
May 1683; pres. by Arthur, Archbishop 
of St Andrews, July 1686 ; deprived by 
Privy Council 29th Aug. 1689, for not 



reading the Proclamation of the Estates, 
etc. In 1692 he was imprisoned in the 
Tolbooth for not praying for William and 
Mary, but was liberated in four days, 
being " far from the means of subsistence, 
and his wife lying dangerously ill at home 
with a family of small children." Having 
begged the Council's pardon, he was pro- 
hibited from exercising the ministry until 
he qualified himself by Act of Parliament. 
He died 23rd June 1696, aged about 47. 

He marr. Crawfurd, and had issue — 

Anna; Mary; James, born 1687.— [Wemyss 
Sess. Peg. ; Inq. Pet. de Tut., 1157.] 

THOMAS AENOT, M.A. (St Andrews, 
1690 26th July 1646) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Perth 15th Dec. 1654; became 
assistant 17th April 1657, but on 28th 
May 1658 purposed to accept a call to a 
church in Ireland ; called to Second Charge 
11th June, and adm. 18th Nov. 1658; 
deprived by Act of Parliament 11th June, 
and Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; 
was permitted by David, Earl of Wemyss, 
to occupy the house of Elcho 13th Oct. 
1663, and was outlawed 9th June 1682 
for holding conventicles ; attended first 
meeting of Synod 22nd July 1690 as min. 
of this charge; died May 1694, aged 
about 68. He marr. 17th March 1659, 
Eupham Inglis, Cupar, and had issue — 
Alexander, born 1659; Isabel; Helen 
(marr., cont. 20th Jan. 1698, George 
Menzies, Master of the Grammar School, 
Dundee).— [Fife Sheriff-Court Deeds, 15th 
May 1710; Fife Sas., i., 366; Cupar 
Marr. Peg.] 

JAMES HADOW, trans, from Second 
1694 Charge ; called 27th June, and adm. 
30th Oct. 1694 ; trans, to Professor- 
ship of Divinity in St Mary's College, St 
Andrews, 5th April 1699 (q.v.). 

WILLIAM DICK, eldest son of Alex- 
1702 ander D., portioner of Pitquhan- 
atrie ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (19th July 1690); became 
schoolmaster of Orwell; licen. by Presb. 
of Kirkcaldy 12th March 1695 ; ord. to 
Forgandenny 4th Sept. 1695; trans, and 
adm. 30th July 1702 ; died 9th Oct. 1736, 



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aged about 67. He marr. (1) Sept. 1698, 
Eupham Carmichael, in the parish of Aber- 
nethy, and had issue — Cecilia, born 1699 : 
(2) 1724, Isobel (died 12th Jan. 1787), 
daugh. of David Makgill of Rankeillour, 
and had issue — Ensign James of Colluthie, 
born 21st Dec. 1726 ; Isobel, born 29th June 
1730 (marr. James Gillespie, Principal of 
St Andrews Univ.) ; William, born 1st 
May 1732 ; David, born 29th Dec. 1733 ; 
Robert (twin), born 29th Dec. 1733. His 
widow succeeded to the estate of Ran- 
keillour on the death of her sister Catherine, 
wife of Alexander Christie, writer, Edin- 
burgh. — [Retours Spec. Fife, 502 ; Perth 
Sas., xiii., 436.] 

GEORGE BOES, born 1702, son of 
._ „ Robert B., min. of Rattray; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. 
(11th June 1713) ; elected schoolmaster in 
George Heriot's Hospital 17th April 1721 ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 29th Dec. 
1725 ; ord. to Second Charge 21st Feb. 
1728; was elected representative elder 
by the burgh of Cupar to the General 
Assembly which on 6th May 1732 refused 
to sustain his commission as being contrary 
to the Acts of Assembly ; pres. to this 
charge by George II. 23rd March 1737 ; 
adm. 3rd Jan. 1738 ; died 11th Jan. 1775. 
He marr. 21st Nov. 1732, Agnes Bruce, 
who died 24th March 1775, and had 
issue — Elizabeth, born 24th Sept. 1733 ; 
Margaret, born 30th Nov. 1734 (marr. 28th 
Jan. 1769, David Young, dancing master, 
Dundee) ; Ann, born 15th Feb. 1737 (marr. 
19th Jan. 1760, William Foster, lieutenant 
of Marines) ; Susanna, born 16th Aug. 1738 
(marr. 13th May 1765, Henry Ralph, mer- 
chant, London) ; Crawford, born 1st Jan. 
1740, died 4th Jan. 1767 ; Frederick, born 
2nd April 1746. 

Sir ROBERT PRESTON, Bart, of 
Airdrie, born 1706; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (6th 
May 1724) ; licen. by Presb. of Dundee 
29th Oct. 1729; ord. to Arbirlot 18th 
Feb. 1731 ; trans, to Second Chaige 9th 
Nov. 1758 ; pres. by George III. 21st Feb., 
and adm. 16th May 1775 ; was served heir 
to his grandfather, Sir John P., fourth 



Baronet, 17th July 1782, and assumed the 
title ; died Father of the Church 1st 
Sept. 1791. He marr. (1) 9th Nov. 1749, 
Jean (died 30th Dec. 1750), daugh. of Andrew 
Melville, min. of Monimail, and had issue — 
Alexander, born 22nd Oct. 1750, died 22nd 
July 1761 : (2) 11th Sept. 1755, Margaret 
(died at Dundee Aug. 1794), daugh. of Robert 
Speid of Ardovie, and had issue — Robert, 
born 9th June 1756 ; James, born 29th July 
1757, died 2nd March 1790; George, born 
1st March, and died 23rd July 1759. 

GEORGE CAMPBELL, born 1747, son 
17gl of George C, schoolmaster, St An- 
drews ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Lorn 11th 
Dec. 1770 ; ord. to Second Charge 1st July 
1773 ; pres. by George III. 4th, and adm. 
25th Oct. 1791 ; D.D. (St Andrews, 4th 
Feb. 1794); died 25th Nov. 1824. He 
marr. 5th Dec. 1775, Magdalene (died 12th 
March 1793), only daugh. of John Hally- 
burton of The Fodderance, and had 
issue — Janet, born 19th Dec. 1776 (marr. 
Thomas Gillespie, LL.D., min. of Cults) ; 
Sir George of Edenwood, born 7th March 
1778, died 20th May 1854 ; John, Lord High 
Chancellor of Great Britain, created Baron 
Campbell, 1841, author of Lives of the Lord 
Chancellors,boTn 17th Sept. 1779, died 23rd 
June 1861 ; Jane, born 21st March 1782 
(marr. 10th Feb. 1809, James Greig of 
Balbairdie) ; Elizabeth, born 7th Dec. 
1785, died 13th March 1874 ; Lindsay, born 
29th March 1789 (marr. 27th April 1807, 
David Johnston of Overton) ; Magdalene, 
born 13th Oct. 1792 (marr. Charles Grace, 
M.D., Cupar). Publication — Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xvii.). — [Diet. 
Nat. Liog.] 

LAURENCE ADAMSON, born 7th 
, 825 Aug. 1767, son of James A., min. of 
Abernyte; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 
21st Oct. 1789 ; ord. to Second Charge 8th 
May 1794 ; elected Presb. clerk 15th Dec. 
1812 ; D.D. (St Andrews, 16th May 1814) ; 
pres. by George TV. 21st Jan., trans, and 
adm. 16th May 1825; died 8th Jan. 1837. 
He marr. 28th April 1795, Isobel Robertson, 
who died 2nd Nov. 1826, and had issue — 



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Isobel Stevenson, born 5th Jan. 1796, died 
22nd Dec. 1817 ; James, D.D., min. of a 
congregation at Cape Town, South Africa, 
1828, and Professor in South African 
College, 1841, born 22nd Jan. 1797, died 
1875; Anna, born 25th May 1798 (marr. 
Alexander Kid, D.D., min. of Moonzie); 
Wilhelmina, born 13th Jan. 1800, died 11th 
March 1806; Jane, born 4th March, and 
died 26th April 1801 ; Laurence, born 29th 
June 1802; John, born 26th July 1803; 
Robert Key, born 14th Oct. 1804, died 
at Kingston, Jamaica, 20th Dec. 1827 ; 
Margaret, born 2nd Nov. 1805 ; Mary 
Bruce, born 17th June 1807 (marr. 29th 
May 1841, James Young, Moonzie) ; 
Christina, born 29th Jan. 1809 ; Elizabeth, 
born 11th May 1811 ; Frederick, born 14th 
Oct. 1812, died 4th May 1813. Publications 
— A Discourse on the Fiftieth Anniversary 
of His Majesty's Accession (1809) ; Substance 
of a Discourse on the Public Thanksgiving 
(Edinburgh, 1816); Sermons (1838). He 
edited Sir Robert Sibbald's History of Fife 
and Kinross (Cupar, 1803). 

ADAM CAIRNS, born 30th Jan. 1802, 
1837 son °^ Adam C-> min. of Longforgan ; 
educated at Longforgan School and 
Univ. of St Andrews; licen. by Presb. of 
Cupar 5th Oct. 1824 ; assistant at St 
Cuthbert's, Edinburgh ; ord. to Manor 
21st Aug. 1828 ; trans, to Dunbog 3rd 
May 1833; pres. by William IV. 20th March, 
trans, and adm. 1st Sept. 1837. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843; min. of the 
Free Church, Cupar, 1843-53. On account 
of his health he went as a missionary to 
Gibraltar; D.D. (St Andrews, 9th April 
1853) ; dem. his charge and went to 
Australia ; min. of Chalmers Church, 
Melbourne, 1853-76 ; Moderator of General 
Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of 
Victoria 1st Nov. 1859 ; first Principal 
of the Theological Hall of the Presby- 
terian Church of Victoria and Professor 
of Divinity 1865-73; died 30th Jan. 
1881. He marr. 11th Feb. 1834, Jessie 

(died 26th Aug. 1906), daugh. of 

Ballingall, Ayton, and had issue — Mar- 
garet, born 26th Aug. 1835 ; Elizabeth, 
born 25th Feb. 1837 ; Jessie, born 5th 

VOL V. 



Sept. 1840; Ebenezer Adam, born 8th 
Jan. 1843. Publications — Some Objections 
to Universal Atonement Stated and the 
Current Objections to a Particular and 
Efficacious Atonement considered, two dis- 
courses (Cupar, 1844) ; On the Origin and 
Obligation of the Sabbath, being No. 1, 
Sermons on the Sabbath (Dundee, 1847) ; 
The Second Woe (Edinburgh, 1852) ; Account 
of Dunbog {New Stat. Ace, ix.) ; Sermon 
LXIII. {Free Church Pulpit, ii.).— [Philips's 
Longforgan, 247-59 ; Disruption Worthies, 
ii., 117-24; Annals of the Disruption, 572-6 ; 
A Jubilee Hist, of Presbyterian Church of 
Victoria, 78 et seq., 401 ; Fifty Years of 
Presbyterianism in Victoria (portrait) 132.] 



1843 



JAMES COCHRANE, born Alloa 1805, 
son of John C. and Catherine Ander- 
son ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; M.A. (1828) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 28th April 1830; private secre- 
tary to Dr Thomas Chalmers and librarian 
to Theological Library, Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
ord. to Second Charge 13th May 1842 ; pres. 
by Queen Victoria 3rd, trans, and adm. 
18th Aug. 1843; D.D. (Edinburgh 1871); 
died 21st May 1877. He marr. 22nd Oct. 
1841, Jane (died 3rd April 1850), daugh. of 
James Church, Park House, Canonbie, and 
had issue — Henry John, born 2nd Jan. 1843, 
died 14th April 1850 ; Jane Margaret, born 
28th Oct. 1844 (marr. William Little, Burn- 
foot, Langholm) ; Catherine Mary, born 
27th Nov. 1846 (marr. Ernest William Peto 
Betts, Rector of Drayton - Beauchamp, 
Bucks) ; Eleanor Christian, born 26th 
Jan. 1848 (marr. Henry M. Church, M.D., 
Edinburgh); James Church, Indian Civil 
Service, born 4th March 1850. Publica- 
tions — Manual of Devotion (Edinburgh, 
1836) ; The Protestant's Manual (Edin- 
burgh, 1839); The Works of H. Binning, 
with a Life of the Author (1839) ; The 
Present State of the Church (Cupar-Fife, 
1843); Manual for Sabbath School Teachers; 
Communicant's Companion ; The World to 
Come (Edinburgh, 1847, 2nd Ed. 1852); 
Discourses on Peculiar Texts of Scripture 
(Edinburgh, 1848) ; Companion to the 
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper (Edin- 
burgh, 1850) ; Discourses on Difficult Texts 

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of Scripture (Edinburgh, 1851) ; Discourses 
on the Last Things (Edinburgh, 1855) ; The 
Temple of God and how to Build it (Cupar, 
1861) ; The Resurrection of the Dead (Edin- 
burgh, 1869).— [The Fife Pulpit, 118-128.] 

JOHN RICHARD SCOULAR, born 
Sunderland 17th Aug. 1841, eldest 
son of John Greenshields S., min. of 
Kingarth ; educated at Eothesay Parish 
School and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dunoon May 1866 ; ord. to Milton, 
Glasgow, 18th Dec. 1868 ; trans, and adm. 
30th April 1879 ; died 21st July 1915. He 
marr. 15th June 1869, Ann Marr (died 21st 
June 1923), only child of James M'Ewen, 
Glenbog, Rothesay, and Elizabeth M'Indoe, 
and had issue— Elizabeth M'Indoe Eilley, 
M.A., B.Sc, born 16th Nov. 1881 ; Ann 
Marr, born 5th March 1883 (marr. George 
Frederick Cox, min. of Harray); John 
Greenshields, min. of Glasserton, born 
25th Sept. 1884 ; Mary Helen, born' 10th 
July 1886 ; Agnes Black, born 16th April 
1892. 

ROBERT FRIZELLE, born Crewe, 
lgl5 Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, 8th Feb. 
1851 ; son of James F. and Mary 
Shillington ; educated at Royal School, 
Dungannon ; B.A. Trinity College, Dublin 
(June 1875) ; licen. by Presb. of Dungannon 
12th May 1879 ; ord. 19th May 1881 min. of 
Second Presbyterian Church, Donaghedy ; 
trans, and adm. to Second Charge here 21st 
July 1892 ; trans, and adm. 11th Nov. 1915. 
Marr. 27th Nov. 1913, Katherine Shaw 
Heys, only daugh. of William Young, min. 
of South U.F. Church, Barrhead, and has 
issue — Kathleen Jessie Heys, born 15th 
June 1918. 



1924 



ANSON, ROBERTSON CRAIK 
WOOD, M.A., B.D., O.B.E. ; trans, 
from Stranraer (q.v.) (assistant and 
successor) 1924. 

Second Charge. 

JOHN RUTHERFURD, M.A.; inst. 
lsgo after 6th and app. by Presb. to teach 
until further order March 1590; trans, 
to Kilconquhar 21st July 1594. 



ALEXANDER STRACHAN, min. in 
1599 ; trans, to Creich before 2nd 



1599 



July 1605. 



1665 



1692 



DAVID DALGLEISH, MA. ; appears 
„. . as min. 2nd May 1614 ; trans, to 
First Charge in 1642. 

THOMAS ARNOT, M.A. ; adm. 18th 
1658 Nov. 1658 ; deprived 11th June 1662 
(afterwards min. of First Charge). 

WILLIAM WILSON, son of Andrew W. 
of Enderdivett ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews; M.A. (23rd July 
1658) ; adm. Nov. 1665 ; deprived by Privy 
Council 29th Aug. 1689 for not reading the 
Proclamation of the Estates, etc., was alive 
16th Feb. 1698, when he was accused of 
intemperance and marrying persons irregu- 
larly. He marr. 30th Dec. 1669, Margaret 
Wemyss, in Dairsie, and had issue — David, 
Robert ; Robert ; Elizabeth, born 1673 ; 
Alexander, born 1679 ; William, born 1684 ; 
William, born 1685 ; Anna ; and Cecil. — 
[Lamont's Diary, 184.] 

JAMES HADOW, ord. before 31st July 
1692; trans, to First Charge 30th 
Oct. 1694. 

WILLIAM GREENLEES, called 10th 
Nov. 1697 ; ord. 4th May 1698 ; trans, 
to Ceres 20th Sept. 1711. 

JAMES GREIG, M.A. (St Andrews, 19th 
„ July 1700) ; licen. by Presb. of Kirk- 
caldy 20th Sept. 1711 ; called 19th 
March and ord. 10th Sept. 1712 ; died 14th 
May 1727, aged about 46. He marr. (1) Oct. 
1718, Mary, daugh. of John Anderson, Princi- 
pal of St Leonard's College, St Andrews, 
and had issue — Ann, born 1720 : (2) Janet 
Hedderwick, who died 18th Nov. 1748. 

v GEORGE BOES, M.A. ; called 27th 

1728 July 1727 ' ord ' 21st Feb- 1728; 
trans, to First Charge 3rd Jan. 1738. 

-JOHN BALLINGAL, a native of Fife; 
1738 M.A. (St Andrews, 22nd Sept. 1720); 
licen. by Presb. of Cupar 7th Nov. 
1727 ; ord. to Collessie 29th March 1729 ; 
called 15th March, pres. by Town Council 
in June, and adm. 29th Aug. 1738; died 
25th April 1758, aged about 58. He marr. 



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1st Nov. 1739, Jean (died 8th March 1759), 
daugh. of Lachlan M'lntosh, D.D., min. of 
Errol, and had issue — Margaret, born 12th 
July 1742, died 31st March 1808 ; Eupham, 
born 1st July 1744, died April 1753 ; Jean, 
born 20th Nov. 1745, died July 1746; 
James, born 28th Aug. 1747, died 16th 
April 1753 ; Lachlan, born 14th Jan. 1749 ; 
Elizabeth, born 26th July 1750, died 10th 
May 1752 ; Jean, born 14th Oct. 1752 ; 
Eupham, born 26th Nov. 1755 ; Elizabeth, 
born 31st Oct. 1757. 

Sir ROBERT PRESTON, Bart., MA. ; 
175 „ trans, from Arbirlot ; pres. by George 
II. 30th June and adm. 9th Nov. 1758; 
trans, to First Charge 16th May 1775. 

GEORGE CAMPBELL, pres. by George 
vrjs III. 29th Jan. and ord. (assistant and 
successor) 1st July 1773; trans, to 
First Charge 25th Oct. 1791. 

LAURENCE ADAMSON, pres. by 
1794 George III. 3rd Dec. 1791 ; ord. 8th 
May 1794; trans, to First Charge 
16th May 1825. 

1 JOHN BIRRELL, born Newburn 16th 
1Ras April 1788 ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; MA. (Edinburgh, 24th 
Feb. 1814) ; sometime teacher in George 
Watson's Hospital and tutor in the family 
of James Home, M.D., of Cowdenknowes, 
Earlston, Professor of Materia Medica, 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 29th Nov. 1815 ; ord. to West- 
ruther 23rd Sept. 1819; pres. by George 
rV. 18th Feb., trans, and adm. 28th Sept. 
1825 ; elected Presbytery clerk 16th Dec. 
1834 ; died suddenly at a meeting of Presby- 
tery 1st Feb. 1842. He marr. 30th March 
1826, Isabella (died 12th April 1866, aged 
66), daugh. of John Turnbull of Abbey St 
Bathans, and had issue — Margaret, born 
9th Feb. 1827 ; John Turnbull, born 11th 
Dec. 1827, died 20th May 1846 ; Elizabeth, 
born 10th March 1829, died 18th Dec. 1847; 
George, born 29th Sept. 1830, died 24th 
July 1856 ; Jean, born 19th Jan. 1832 (marr. 
Captain Charles Dempster), perished with 
her husband and four sons at Cawnpore in 
the mutiny of 1857; Patrick Cochrane, 
born 30th Oct. 1833, died 4th Feb. 1835; 



Alexander Christie, born 20th Aug. 1835, 
died 11th Feb. 1836; Isabella Turnbull, 
born 6th Feb. 1838; Anne Home, born 
11th Nov. 1839, died 27th March 1849; 
James Duncan, born 15th May 1842 (pos- 
thumous), died 12th Aug. 1866. Publica- 
tions — A Discourse on the Causes of the 
Pestilence and its Remedy (Cupar, 1832) ; 
Account of the Parish (New Stat. Ace, ix.). 

JAMES COCHRANE, M.A.; pres. by 
1842 Q ueen Victoria 5th Feb., and ord. 
13th May 1842; trans, to First 
Charge 18th Aug. 1843. 

JAMES WORDIE, born 1799, third son 
1844 °^ Thomas W., Denny ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. in 1826 ; 
ord. to Scots Church, Kingston, Jamaica, 
1826 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 3rd Nov. 
1843 ; adm. to this charge 5th Jan. 1844 ; 
died 8th March 1862; D.D. He marr. 
4th Dec. 1826, Mary Henderson (died 24th 
June 1880), and had issue — Mary Bow, 
born 21st Nov. 1827 (marr. 22nd April 
1857, James Potter, Grahamston) ; James 
William, born 22nd Nov. 1830; Thomas 
Henderson, born 10th May 1835 ; John 
Cater, born 21st May 1837, died 30th 
March 1922 ; Henderson, born 12th July 
1844 ; Christina Isabella Henderson, born 
13th Aug. 1846 (marr. 18th July 1888, 
William S. Storie, chaplain, Barlinnie 
Prison, Glasgow) ; Margaret Ann Hill, 
born 15th April 1853. 

WILLIAM LECKIE MACFARLAN, 
1862 P res ' ky Qu een Victoria 14th July, 
and trans, from Tongland 16th Oct. 
1862 ; trans, to Lenzie 2nd July 1879. 



1880 



THOMAS PEARSON, M.A, B.D. 
trans, from Hurlford 7th Jan. 1880 
trans, to Newhaven 13th Oct. 1887 
died 20th July 1920. 

DUNCAN DAVID FARQUHARSON 
1888 MACDONALD, M.A; ord. 12th 
April 1888; trans, to Swinton 6th 
Feb. 1892. 

ROBERT FRIZELLE, B.A. ; adm. 21st 

1892 ^ U ^y 18 ^ 2 > trans - t° First Charge 
11th Nov. 1915. 



148 



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[PRESB. OF 



EOBERT ALEXANDER, born Ayr, 5th 
lgl6 Feb. 1878, son of Andrew A. and 
Jane Roy ; educated at Newtonhead 
School and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1902), 
B.D. (1905); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
10th May 1905 ; assistant at St Stephen's, 
Glasgow, 1905-8 ; ord. to St Andrew's, Kil- 
marnock, 26th Nov. 1908 ; trans, and adm. 
11th May 1916. Marr. 6th Sept. 1910, 
Anne Campbell, daugh. of James Steven, 
and has issue — Andrew Roy, born 7th 
March 1912; Helen Campbell, born 18th 
Dec. 1915 ; Jane Roy, born 1st Oct. 1919. 

ST MARY'S. 

"WILLIAM ELDER, adm. in 1839; trans. 
1839 to Tealing 27th Sept. 1843. 



DAIRSIE. 

[The church of Dairsie was dedicated to 
St Mary. It belonged to the Priory of St 
Andrews. The present church was built 
in 1615 by John Spottiswood, Archbishop 
of St Andrews. It is a building of some 
architectural interest. There was in the 
parish a chapel of St Leonard.] 

PETER RAMSAY, brother of Thomas 
lse R., portioner of Kingsbarns ; had 
been a member of the Chapter of 
St Andrews prior to the Reformation ; was 
min. here 18th Jan. 1565-6 ; died in the 
place of Brickmouth 6th March 1580. — 
\Edin. Tests. ; Wodroiv Miscell.} 



1585 



JAMES YULE, min. in 1585; died 
before 22nd Feb. 1611. He marr. 
Janet Balfour, who survived him, 
and had issue — Robert. — [Records of 
Dysart, 42 ; Fife Sas., i., 148.] 

JOHN RUTHERFURD, formerly of 
Kilconquhar ; pres. by James VI. 
22nd Feb., and adm. between 3rd 

April and 3rd May 1611 ; trans, to 

Monifieth in 1626. 



DAVID BARCLAY of Touch, eldest 
son of John B. of Touch and 
Joanna, daugh. of David Barclay of 
Collairnie ; adm. to Dailly in 1590 ; trans. 



1630 



to Maybole in 1599; trans, to Dumfries after 
13th June 1601 ; trans, to Kilwinning about 
1605 ; trans, to Second Charge, St Andrews, 
1614; D.D. (St Andrews, 29th July 1616); 
suspended from preaching within the diocese 
by Court of High Commission 21st April 
1620; adm. before 5th Oct. 1630; died 
before 12th Jan. 1655. He marr. (1) Alison 
(died s.2>. before 1627), daugh. of John 
Melville of Raith and niece of Robert, 
first Lord Melville : (2) Isobell or Helen 
Morris, and had issue — David of Touch, 
born 1629 : (3) 1642, Marie Barclay, in- 
dweller in Kirkcaldy, and had issue — 
Robert; Marie, born 4th Dec. 1644; (4) 
Anna Hamilton, who survived him, and 
had issue — James, bapt. 4th March 1654 ; 
John, surgeon, London, bapt. 12th Jan. 
1655. — [Hist, of Scottish Barclays, 81 ; Reg. 
Mag. Sig., viii., 173, 1562.] 

PATRICK SCOUGALL, M.A.; adm. 
16<?9 before 2n d April 1639 ; trans, to 
Leuchars 20th March 1645. 

DAVID RAIT, M.A. ; trans, from New- 
1646 burgh in 1646 ; trans, to Kinnaird 
(Brechin) in 1664. 

GEORGE PATERSON, M.A. (St 
65 Andrews, 18th May 1654); licen. 
16th Aug. 1660; became school- 
master of Creich ; adm. 15th June 1665 ; 
deprived by Privy Council 4th Sept. 1689, 
for not reading the Proclamation of the 
Estates, etc. — [Lamont's Diary, 180 ; 
Peterkin's Constitut. of the Church.] 

ANDREW GEDDIE, M.A.; called by 
lfi __ the Presb. jure devoluto 20th Aug. 
1695; ord. 3rd March 1696; trans, 
to Farnell 5th Oct. 1703. 

WILLIAM KNOX, born about 1678, 
117n4 only son of Simon K., min. of 
Girthon ; became chaplain to George, 
Earl of Melville ; called 18th July, and ord. 
13th Dec. 1704 ; died 25th April 1746. He 
marr. 19th March 1707, Elizabeth (died 
22nd Dec. 1763), daugh. of John Bethune 
of Blebo, and had issue — John, surgeon, 
H.E.I.C.S., bapt. 10th Jan. 1708; Alison, 
bapt. 13th Feb. 1709 ; Henry, merchant, 
Dunbar, bapt. 22nd Dec. 1710 ; James, 



cupak] 



DAIRSIE 



149 



min. of Scone, bapt. 13th April 1712 ; 
William, merchant, Dunbar, bapt. 5th 
March 1714 ; George, physician, Bichmond, 
Surrey, bapt. 8th Feb. 1716 ; Christian, 
bapt. 6th July 1718 ; Elizabeth, bapt. 23rd 
Sept. 1721, died young ; Eobert, bapt. 26th 
Feb. 1722, died young ; David, bapt. 3rd 
Nov. 1723 ; Margaret, bapt. 7th Oct. 1725 ; 
Elizabeth, bapt. 15th Dec. 1727.— [Geneal. 
Memoirs of Family of Knox, 65.] 

THOMAS CONDIE, licen. by Presb. 

y-.~ 6th Oct. 1741 ; called 2nd Jan., and 

ord. 24th Sept. 1747; died 28th June 

1767, aged 50. He marr. 28th June 1754, 

Mary Oswald, who died 6th Aug. 1769. 

GEOKGE HENDEBSON, born 1741; 
176a pres. by Charles, Earl of Elgin, 
Dec. 1767; ord. 12th May 1768; 
died 14th July 1771. He marr. 25th Oct. 
1770, Christian, daugh. of Thomas Wilson 
of Transy (who marr. (2) 15th March 1774, 
John Stocks, brewer, Kinghorn), and had 
issue — George, born 27th Aug. 1771. 

EOBEET M'CULLOCH, born 21st 
1772 July 1740, only child of William M., 
min. of Cambuslang ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 15th Nov. 1768 ; pres. by tutors 
of Thomas, Earl of Elgin, in 1771; ord. 
7th May 1772; D.D. (St Andrews, 7th 
Sept. 1811); died 2nd Sept. 1824. "For 
twelve years previous to his decease, he 
had his coffin prepared that he might not 
be forgetful of his latter end." He marr. 
18th June 1772, Janet (died 28th Nov. 
1811), daugh. of John Campbell, writer, 
Maybole, and had issue — William, of East 
India House, London, born 15th June 1773; 
Janet, born 31st March 1776 (marr. 7th 
July 1801, Eobert Coutts,min. of Brechin); 
John, licentiate, born 4th Oct. 1777, died 
13th July 1801 ; Eobert, born 17th Oct. 1779, 
died in 1816; Jane, died 28th Nov. 1811. 
Publications — The Established Church of 
Scotland Vindicated, a sermon (Glasgow, 
1776) ; Lectures on the Prophecies of Isaiah, 
4 vols. (London, 1791 ; Edinburgh, 1804) ; 
Sermons Preached on Interesting Subjects, 



2 vols. (Edinburgh, 1803-6); Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, iii.). 

ALEXANDEE MACAETHUE, born 
1825 1 ^' 78 ' eldest son of John M., school- 
master, Inishail ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Selkirk 
2nd April 1805 ; became tutor in the 
family of Thomas, Earl of Elgin ; ord. to 
Eow 24th Sept. 1812 ; pres. by Thomas, 
Earl of Elgin, in Jan. ; trans, and adm. 
22nd April 1825 ; died 4th Feb. 1841. He 
marr. 10th Jan. 1838, Isabella (died 28th 
Aug. 1870), youngest daugh. of John Allison, 
St Andrews. 



1841 



ANGUS MACKINTOSH MACGIL- 
LIVEAY, born at Achness Manse, 
8th Jan. 1805, son of Duncan M., min. 
of Lairg ; educated at Univs. of Aberdeen 
and Glasgow ; became schoolmaster of 
Golspie ; licen. by Presb. of Dornoch 27th 
Nov. 1827; ord. to Strathy 25th Sept. 
1828; trans, and adm. 10th Sept. 1841. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; min. 
of Dairsie Free Church, 1843-73; died 
8th Dec. 1873. He marr. 26th Dec. 1861, 
Emma Mackenzie (died 30th Nov. 1881), 
daugh. of William Christie, banker, Dundee, 
and Agnes Hamilton, daugh. of James 
Burn, min. of Forgan, and had issue — 
Agnes, born 10th Feb. 1863 (marr. Colonel 
Garforth Tottie of Coniston Hall, York- 
shire ; Duncan, solicitor, Edinburgh, born 
15th July 1864, died 26th April 1924 ; Jean 
Gordon of Highlands, Co. Down, born 10th 
Sept. 1866 ; Emma Augustina, born 4th 
Feb. 1869, died May 1875. Publications— 
The Perpetuity of the Sabbath connected 
ivith the Change of the Bay, sermons on 
the Sabbath (Dundee, 1847) ; Account of 
Dairsie {New Stat. Ace, ix.); Sermon 
LXXXVII. {Free Church Pulpit, ii.); 
Revival of Religion in the Highlands. 

JOHN STEWAET, assistant at St 
1844 Andrew's Church, Dundee ; ord. 
15th March 1844; died 8th June 
1850. [Mr Stewart, about a year after 
induction, was unable from ill-health to 
perform his duties, and these were dis- 
charged by John Burns and afterwards by 
Patrick Gilruth.] 



150 



DAIRSIE— DUNBOG 



[PRESB. OF 



1850 



GEORGE SCOTT, born Calfhill, 
Melrose, 12th Dec. 1796, son of 
James S., farmer, Clackmae, Earl- 
ston, and Janet Pringle ; educated at 
Earlston School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Earlston ; became 
classical master in Academy at Cupar in 
1S33 ; editor of the Fifeshire Journal ; app. 
chaplain of prison, Glasgow, in 1841 ; ord. 
to St Thomas's, Leith, 12th Dec. 1844; 
trans, and adm. 12th Sept. 1850; died 
18th Jan. 1861. He was a considerable 
linguist and a keen student of natural 
history and geology. He marr. 8th Dec. 
1847, Mary (died 25th July 1896), daugh. 
of Robert Forsyth of Eedhouse, advocate, 
author of the Beauties of Scotland, and 
had issue— Sir Eobert Forsyth, LL.D. (St 
Andrews), Master of St John's College 
and Vice-Chancellor of Univ. of Cam- 
bridge, born 28th July 1849; Sir James 
George, K.C.I.E., war correspondent, Bar- 
rister of the Middle Temple, superinten- 
dent and political officer, Southern Shan 
States, novelist, and author of various 
books on Burma, born 25th Dec. 1851 ; 
Jacobina Pringle, born 2nd Aug. 1853, 
died at Edinburgh 13th May 1862. Publica- 
tions — Contributions to The Christian 
Instructor and to The Scripture Gazetteer. 
—[The Border Almanac, 1862.] 

ROBERT WRIGHT, born Walls, 
1861 Orkney, 1823, son of James W., 
merchant, and Janet Wright ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; taught a 
school at Davidson's Mains, missionary 
at West St Giles' Parish and Grassmarket 
Mission ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh ; 
pres. by Captain Macdonald of Sandside ; 
ord. 19th July 1861 ; died 20th Feb. 1900. 
He marr. 3rd Aug. 1876, Margaret, eldest 
daugh. of William Anderson, min. of 
Walls, s.p. 

DAVID GRAHAM WEBSTER, born 
Helensburgh, 19th July 1873, son 
of Robert W. and Mary Graham 

Waddell ; educated at Larchfield School 

and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1894), B.D. 

(1897); Black Fellowship, 1897-8; licen. 

by Presb. of Dunbarton 1st Feb. 1898; 



assistant at Dean, Edinburgh; ord. 13th 
Sept. 1900. 

DUNBOG. 

[The church of Dunbog belonged to the 
Abbey of Arbroath. In this parish stood 
the Cistercian Priory of Cadvan, a cell 
of Balmerino.] 



1574 



WILLIAM THOMSON, reader 1574-8 ; 
called vicar 14th March 1580 and 
24th May 1597.— [Reg. House Cal. ; 

Reg. of Deeds, xxiii., 37; Reg. Mag. Sig., 

v., 231.] 

ROBERT PATERSON, min. of Flisk ; 
15a7 had also charge here. — [Acts and 
Dec, lxxxvii., 209.] 

PETER WATSON, min. 30th March 
1588 1588.— [Excheq. Boole.'] 

■- THOMAS BAXTER of Baltullie, son 
of David B., burgess of Cupar ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1581) ; adm. to Creich in 1585 with 
this parish also in his charge ; removed 
here about 1594; died before 7th Sept. 
1641, aged about 80. He marr. Jean 
Forret, and had issue — David, burgess of 
Cupar ; Beatrix (marr. George Fleming, 
younger, in Kilconquhar) ; Eupham (marr. 
David Elyston in Lathallan) ; Margaret. — 
[Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Reg. Mag. Sig., vi. 2157, 
viii. 2151 ; Fife Sas., xii., 274 ; Reg. of 
Deeds, ccii., 401 ; G. R. Sas., xxvi., 323.] 

WILLIAM LIVINGSTONE, 

M.A. ; pres. by Charles I. 7th 
Sept. 1641 ; trans, to Falkland 25th 
Dec. 1645. 



JOHN MAKGILL, M.A. ; adm. in 
1646 ; trans, to Cupar 14th Dec. 



1646 



1654. 



WILLIAM TULLIDEFF, M.A. ; called 

1657 8th March, and adm. 30th July 1657 ; 

deprived by Act of Parliament 11th 

June, and Decreet of Privy Council 1st 

Oct. 1662 [afterwards min. at Kilbirnie], 



CUPAP] 



DUNBOG 



151 



1666 



1698 



ALEXANDER MARTIN, M.A. (St 
1664 Andrews 1630) ; pres. by Charles II. 
4th June 1663 ; adm. about Candle- 
mass in 1664; died Sept. 1665, aged about 
55. — \JReg. Sec. Sig. ; Lamont's Diary, 
169, 183.] 

ALEXANDER AUCHENLECK, 
second son of Andrew A., min. of 
Dundee ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; M.A. (14th July 1660) ; passed 
trials before the Presb. there, and re- 
commended 28th June 1665 for licence ; 
adm. 13th Sept. 1666 ; deprived by Privy 
Council 4th Sept. 1689, for not reading 
the Proclamation of the Estates, etc. ; 
died Oct. 1711. He marr. the heiress 
of Cunnochie, and had issue — Alexander 
of Cunnochie. Publication — A Sermon 
preached on the 30th Jan. 1703 - 4 at 
Cupar of Fife. — [Lamont's Diary, 192 ; St 
Andrews Tests. ; Brechin Tests. ; Services 
of Heirs ; Sibbald's Fife.] 

GEORGE ANDERSON (primus), son 
of James A., meal dealer, Dundee ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1682) ; adm. to Second Charge, Dundee, 
prior to 2nd Nov. 1690; trans, to Logie 
before 7th April 1691; called 17th Jan., 
trans, and adm. 12th July 1698. He 
marr. and had issue — George, his successor. 

GEORGE ANDERSON (secundus), son 
of preceding; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; M.A. (7th May 1706) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Cupar 27th Feb. 1711 ; 
called 8th June, and ord. (assistant and 
successor) 19th Oct. 1716 ; died 22nd April 
1746, aged about 58. He marr. 13th Nov. 
1716, Marion, daugh. of George Campbell, 
Professor of Divinity, Edinburgh, who sur- 
vived him, and had issue — George ; James ; 
William; Agnes, died young ; Mary; May; 
Margaret, born 28th Nov. 1731 ; Rosina, 
born 29th May 1734 ; Jean, born 15th Sept. 
1736.— [St Andrews Tests.] 

v JAMES BRUCE, born 21st Nov. 1714, 
son of Robert B. of Grangehill, and 
Margaret Shaw ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Kirk- 
caldy 17th Dec. 1741 ; pres. by George II. 
10th July 1746 (settlement was delayed 



owing to opposition, but ordered by 
Assembly 13th May 1747) ; ord. 2nd March 
1748 ; died 5th July 1795. He marr. 29th 
Aug. 1758, Elizabeth Inglis, who died 7th 
Nov. 1769. 

JAMES KEYDEN, born 16th Oct. 
1763; licen. by Presb. of Cupar 
25th July 1786; pres. by George 
III. in Jan., and ord. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) 6th March 1794; died 26th Sept. 
1832. He marr. 30th April 1784, Margaret, 
daugh. of Robert Johnston of Overtoun, and 
had issue— James, min. of Fettercairn, born 
11th Oct. 1785 ; John Belsches of Pitton, 
licentiate, born 14th March 1791, died 3rd 
May 1837.— {Reg. of Deeds, dkxi., 639.] 

ADAM CAIRNS, trans, from Manor; 
pres. by William IV. in Feb., and 
adm. 3rd May 1833 ; trans, to First 
Charge, Cupar, 1st Sept. 1837. 

JOHN MURRAY, born Cademuir, 
Manor, Peeblesshire, 1808, son of 
William M., and Margaret Charles ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by 
Presb. of Peebles 28th March 1832 ; ord. to 
Milton of Balgonie 26th Oct. 1837; pres. 
by Queen Victoria 7th Nov. 1837; trans, 
and adm. 11th May 1838. Joined the Free 
Church in 1843; min. of Abdie and New- 
burgh Free Church, 1843-82; died 29th 
April 1882. He marr. 3rd April 1861, 
Mary Ann (died 26th Sept. 1907), daugh. 
of John Pitcairn of Kinnaird. 

JOHN GILCHRIST, pres. by Queen 
Victoria 17th July, trans, from 
Orwell 21st Sept. 1843; trans, to 
Clackmannan 7th Aug. 1862. 

JAMES PITT EDGAR, born Eccles, 
Berwickshire, 1826, son of Mark E., 
farmer, and Jessie Heriot ; edu- 
cated at Peebles School (his parents having 
removed to Glenormiston), and Univ. of 
Edinburgh; assistant at Old Greyfriars, 
Edinburgh ; ord. to Low Meeting, Berwick- 
upon-Tweed in 1859; pres. by Queen 
Victoria 29th Sept. 1862 ; trans, and adm. 
10th July 1863 ; died at Nethy Bridge 29th 
Aug. 1896. His appointment to Dunbog 
was contested with great bitterness and 



1843 



152 



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[PEESB. OF 



determination by the people of the parish, 
and an outrage at the manse led to a series 
of memorable civil and criminal trials. 
The bush of a cartwheel was filled with 
gunpowder and exploded under cloud of 
night in front of one of the manse windows. 
Happily, no one was injured, but the offence 
led to a trial before the High Court of 
Justiciary at Perth, in which many pro- 
minent persons were implicated. Though 
the culprit was not convicted, a young 
woman, well known in the parish, was 
sentenced to five years' penal servitude for 
libel. All this had such a nerve-shattering 
effect upon E. that ever afterwards he was 
obliged to hold his head with his hand while 
preaching. By kindly ways and the quiet 
yet faithful discharge of his duties, he over- 
came the local animosity and gained the 
general esteem of his parishioners. He was 
a man of wide reading and cultured tastes. 
He marr. 29th Sept. 1891, Janet Robert- 
son, daugh. of Seath Martin, farm grieve, 
Higham, Dunbog, and Margaret Simpson ; 
she survived him and marr. (2) 15th Dec. 
1903, William Cartwright. — [The Border 
Almanac (1897), 95.] 

WILLIAM MIDDLETON TOCHEE, 
born Buddon House, Barry, 20th 
Nov. 1864, son of Andrew T., Barry, 
and Mary Middleton ; educated at High 
School, Dundee, and Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1887), B.D. (1890) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Arbroath May 1890 ; assistant at St 
Mary's, Dumfries, and in this parish ; ord. 
17th Dec. 1896. Marr. 15th April 1903, 
Mary Agnes (decree of nullity 12th Dec. 
1903), daugh. of Rear-Admiral Maitland 
of Lindores. 

FALKLAND, of old KILGOUR. 

[The church of Falkland belonged to the 
Priory of St Andrews. In it there was an 
altar of St Ninian. A place of worship in 
the parish was known as the Chapel of 
Our Lady on the Hill. Near the manse are 
Our Lady's Well and St John's Well. Both 
are upon land which of old belonged to the 
Order of the Knights of the Temple. A 
fair of St Angus was held at Falkland. 



David, Duke of Bothesay, the elder son 
of Robert III., was imprisoned in the Castle 
of Falkland, and there he died in 1402. 
The assertion that he was murdered stands 
upon but slender foundation. Not long 
after the Duke's death, the lands of Falk- 
land became royal property, and the castle 
was at times the residence of James I. 
James II. dwelt frequently here, and he 
appears to have been the first builder of 
Falkland Palace, to which his successors 
made additions and alterations at various 
times. James V. especially much improved 
the Palace. In it, in 1461, Margaret of 
Anjou, the exiled Queen of Henry VI. of 
England, and her son, Edward, Prince of 
Wales, dwelt as the guests of James IV. 
It was at Falkland, too, that James IV. 
entertained in 1496, Perkin Warbeck, the 
Flemish pretender, who posed as Richard, 
Duke of York, brother of Edward V. 
James VI., a great lover of the chase, was 
fond of Falkland. When Charles I. came 
back to Scotland, he did not omit to visit 
his Palace here. Charles II., too, made 
this his headquarters for a time. It was 
in his reign that a great part of the 
noble structure was burned down.] 

ALEXANDER MURE, a member of 
the Chapter of St Andrews prior to 
Reformation ; min. on 18th Jan. 

1565-6 ; exhorter at Lathrisk in 1567 ; 

removed to Strathmiglo before 1574. 

WILLIAM BRAIDFUTE, min. in. 1567; 
1567 pres. to Strathmiglo 27th Jan. 1572. 

WILLIAM BRAND, adm. before 18th 

1E84 July 1584 when he was decerned to 

appear before the Lords of Council 

and Session. — [Remarkable Decisions of the 

Court of Session, 34.] 

JAMES PITCAIKN, second son of 
1589 -Andrew P. of Innernethy and Janet 
Chalmer; adm. to Strathmiglo in 
1585 ; trans, to Lathrisk in 1588 ; trans, 
and adm. in 1589 ; pres. to the vicarage by 
James VI. before 10th Nov. 1595 ; incurred 
the royal displeasure and was confined to 
his parish for taking part in the admission 
of a minister to Strathmiglo without the 



CUPAR] 



FALKLAND 



153 



Archbishop's authority in 1611 ; dem. before 
26th Aug. 1624.— [Beg. Assig.] 

WILLIAM SCHETHOIS, M.A. (St 
1624 Andrews 1619) ; pres. by James VI. 
26th Aug. 1624 ; dep. 7th Oct. 1635 
for drunkenness. He marr., and had issue 
— Bobert — {Reg. Sec. Sig. ; G. R. Horn., 
Ixvi., 20th Oct. 1635.] 

" WILLIAM BAECLAY, son of William 
1635 B., bailie of St Andrews ; educated 
at Univ. there; M.A. (1623); pres. 
by Charles I. 14th Oct. 1635 ; dep. 8th 
Jan. 1645 for malignancy in supporting 
Montrose. He resided thereafter in St 
Andrews, and on a change in the govern- 
ment reported a sermon of Mr Blair's to 
Archbishop Sharp ; had a gift of the 
vacant stipend of Leuchars allowed him 
by Parliament 30th May 1661 ; accompanied 
Sharp on his consecration to St Andrews 
16th April 1662; was re-adm. 27th Sept. 
1663; died between 26th Nov. 1672 and 
29th March 1673. He marr. (1), and 
had issue — John, min. of Kettle : (2) cont. 
19th Dec. 1640, Annas, daugh. of John 
Arnot of Friarton, and had issue — David, 
min. of Strathmiglo ; Elizabeth (marr. 
William Oliphant of Provost Mains). — [Inq. 
Ret. Fife, 1357 ; Edin. Sas., 3rd April 1706; 
Acts and Dec, Dal., 25th July 1694.] 

WILLIAM LIVINGSTONE, M.A. ; 

164g trans, from Dunbog; called 13th 

Oct., and adm. 25th Dec. 1645 ; pres. 

by Charles I. 7th March 1646 ; trans, to 

Burntisland 10th Sept. 1663. 

^WILLIAM BAECLAY, M.A. ; above 
1663 mentioned. 

JOHN HAY of Wester Condland, son of 
1673 George H. of Naughton; promoted 
from being regent in St Leonard's 
College, St Andrews; adm. 11th Sept. 
1673; D.D. (St Andrews, 27th Sept. 
1683); dep. by Privy Council 15th Aug. 
1689 for not reading the Proclamation 
of the Estates. He acquired the estate 
of Wester Condland; was prohibited by 
the Privy Council from exercising any 
clerical function under a severe penalty in 
Dec. 1692; was alive in 1709. He marr. 



Margaret Lundie. Publications — Sound 
and Solid Reasons against the Presbyterian 
Prints anent Patronages (Edinburgh, 1703); 
Imparity among Pastors (Edinburgh, 1703) ; 
Self-condemnation (Edinburgh, 1703); The 
Stone Returning (Edinburgh, 1703). — 
[Campbell's Balmerino, 518 ; Fife Sas., 
xii., 444.] 

HENEY HAMILTON, M.A. ; called in 
1690 1690 ; removed to Currie in 1691. 

JOHN FOEEEST, M.A. ; trans, from 
16gl Tulliallan ; called unanimously and 
adm. 7th April 1691; trans, to 
Prestonkirk 14th April 1692. 

WILLIAM SELKEIGG [SELCEAIG, 
1692 SELKIEK]; M.A. (Glasgow 1662); 
adm. to Koberton, Lanarkshire, after 
16th Aug. 1666; trans, to Glenholm in 
1679; dem. in 1690<; having signed the 
Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter 
Catechisms, was received into communion 
26th Jan. 1692 by the Assembly; called 
unanimously; adm. 21st Sept. 1692; died 
Aug. 1701, aged about 60. He marr. 
Eachel Purdie, and had issue— William, 
writer, Edinburgh; Elizabeth; Henrietta 
(marr. 22nd Feb. 1711, Eoger Eobertson, 
bookbinder, Edinburgh) ; Janet (marr. 25th 
Aug. 1714, Andrew Waddell, merchant, 
Edinburgh) ; Eachel (marr. George Browne, 
merchant, Edinburgh).— [St Andreios Tests.; 
Acts and Dec, Dal., 16th July 1696; Edin. 
Marr. Reg. ; Services of Heirs.] 

ALEXANDEE ANDEESON, M.A. ; 
1?02 trans, from Kemback ; called 25th 
March, and adm. 13th May 1702 ; 
trans, to St Andrews 14th April 1725. 

ALEXANDEE STODDAET, M.A. (St 
1726 Andrews, 22nd April 1712); ord. to 
Dunkeld 5th Feb. 1719 ; called 24th 
May, and adm. 18th Aug. 1726; took an 
active part in the disputed settlement at 
Auchtermuchty in 1734, and was cited before 
the Court of Session for proceeding in face 
of its interdict; died 28th Sept. 1745, 
aged about 54. He marr. 22nd Jan. 1735, 
Barbara (died 4th March 1770), third 
daugk of the Hon. James Melville of 
Balgony, and had issue— Mary ; James, 
born 22nd Feb. 1737 ; Elizabeth. 



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[PRESB. OF 



1784 



GEORGE SIMSON, brother of James 

S. of Edenshead; called 17th July 

1746 j ord. 14th May 1747 ; died 31st 

Jan. 1770. He marr. 24th April 1765, 

Marion Lizars, who died at Edinburgh 

19th Jan. 1814. 

THOMAS SPANKIE, born 1743 ; pres. 
1770 k y George Thomson of Nuthill in 
May and George III. 12th May, and 
ord. 20th Sept. 1770 ; died 9th May 1783. 
He marr. 30th April 1772, Margaret (died 
at Edinburgh, 29th May 1811), daugh. of 
Robert Bryce, min. of Dron, and had issue 
—James, born 30th March 1773, died 26th 
June 1778 ; Robert, born 17th April 1774 ; 
John, born 7th April 1777 ; William, born 
6th Sept. 1778 ; Margaret, born 26th Nov. 
1779 ; James Shiells, born 28th July 1782. 

ANDREW BROWN, D.D.; pres. by 
Miss Rachel Thomson of Nuthill, 
with consent of her curators, Nov. 

1783 ; adm. 10th June 1784 ; trans, to 

Tranent 29th April 1802. 

VGEORGE BUIST, pres. by Alexander 
Thomson of Balneil, M.D., 27th 
July, and ord. 28th Sept. 1802; 

trans, to Second Charge, St Andrews, 1st 

Sept. 1813. 

WILLIAM THOMSON, educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by 
1814 Presb. of St Andrews 30th Sept. 
1801 ; became sub-librarian to Univ. there ; 
pres. by Mrs Sandilands of Nuthill, with 
consent of her husband, Dec. 1813 ; ord. 
5th May 1814; died 2nd Jan. 1840. He 
marr. 5th Aug. 1814, Lilias Johnstone, who 
died at Edinburgh, 25th Oct. 1863, and 
had issue — Ann, born 9th Feb. 1816 (marr. 
John Crawford, min. of Crichton) ; Agnes. 

GEORGE SMEATON, born Greenlaw, 
Berwickshire, 8th April 1814, grand- 
nephew of John S., the engineer ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh (where 
he committed to memory every word in 
a great folio Greek lexicon, and was a 
favourite student of Dr Chalmers) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh 28th March 1838 ; 
missionary in parish of North Leith ; ord. to 
Morningside 14th March 1839; pres. by 



1802 



Tyndall Bruce of Falkland ; trans, and adm. 
18th Sept. 1840. Joined the Free Church in 
1843 ; min. of Auchterarder Free Church, 
1843-53 ; app. Professor of Divinity in 
Free Church College, Aberdeen, 1853, and 
of Exegetical Theology in Free Church 
College, Edinburgh, 1857 ; Cunningham 
Lecturer in 1882; died 14th April 1889. 
He marr. 24th Nov. 1840, Janet Helen 
(born 19th Jan. 1814, died 1st March 
1893), younger daugh. of William Goold, 
min. of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, 
Edinburgh, and had issue — George, Bengal 
Civil Service, born 7th Sept. 1841, died 
19th Dec. 1870 ; Isabella Burrell, born 23rd 
April 1843, died 12th Aug. 1862 ; William 
Henry Oliphant, M. A., miscellaneous writer, 
novelist, and editor of Famous Scots Series, 
etc., born 24th Oct. 1856, died at Edin- 
burgh, 31st March 1914. Publications— 
Doctrine and Spiritual Life, Basis of 
Christian Doctrine : The Meal Presence 
of Christ in the Midst of His People, a 
sermon (Aberdeen, 1856) ; The Doctrine 
of the Atonement as taught by Christ 
H imself (Edinburgh, 1868, 1871); Memoir 
of Alexander Thomson of Banchory (Edin- 
burgh, 1869); The Doctrine of the' Atone- 
ment as taught by the Ajjostles (Edinburgh, 
1870) ; National Christianity Spiritual 
Union, or an Exposition on the Union 
Question (Edinburgh, 1871) ; The Doctrine 
of the Holy Spirit (Cunningham Lecture, 
Edinburgh, 1882; 2nd edition, 1889); 
editor of the British and Foreign Evan- 
gelical Review. — [Life of James Halley ; 
Who ivas Who (1920) ; Diet. Nat. Biog.] 

ANDREW WILSON, ord. 20th Sept. 
1843 ;~trans. to Paisley Abbey, 19th 



1843 



Aug. 1852. 



1853 



ROBERT CHARLES HENRY MAC- 
DUFF, ord. 10th March 1853; trans. 



to Ratho 19th July 1866. 



1867 



JOHN BARRACK, born Javersta, 
Easter Gothland, Sweden, 19th Jan. 
1828, son of William B. and Ann 
Hector ; educated at Old Aberdeen 
Grammar School and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1847); ord. to Cookney 25th Jan. 
1853; pres. by Mrs Tyndall Bruce; trans. 



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1912 



and adm. 3rd Jan. 1867 ; died in London, 
17th Dec. 1903. He marr. 30th Jan. 1872, 
Margaret Jane, only daugh. of James 
Dunn, farmer, Kincraigie, Lumphanan, 
and Janet Petrie, and had issue — Ann, 
born 3rd Nov. 1872 (marr.) ; James William, 
born 30th Oct. 1874, killed by Chinese 
pirates. 

ALEXANDER LYON JOHNSTON, 
born Selkirk, 18th March 1862, son 
of John J. and Janet Lyon j edu- 
cated at Dollar Academy and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Selkirk 
13th April 1892 ; . assistant at Cambus- 
nethan ; ord. (assistant and successor) 30th 
June 1898; died 22nd Oct. 1911. He 
marr. 23rd Jan. 1900, Anne Smith, daugh. 
of John Currie, Wishaw, and Jane Thorn. 
Publication — Selected Sermons (private cir- 
culation [1912]). 

JAMES KEDDIE EUSSELL, born 
Glendevon, 8th March 1884, son 
of Walter Nicol R., schoolmaster, 
Glendevon, and Elizabeth Sarah Smith 
Keddie ; educated at Dollar Academy and 
Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1904), B.D. 
(1907) ; licen. by Presb. of Auchterarder 
5th May 1908 ; assistant at Peebles and 
Hamilton ; ord. 16th April 1912 ; Chaplain 
to the Forces. Marr. 29th Oct. 1919, Dolina, 
nursing sister, T.F., 1st General Hospital, 
Aberdeen, daugh. of Neil Maclnnes and 
Mary Mackinnon. 

FLISK. 

[The church of Flisk was dedicated to 
St Adrian. There was a chapel in the 
parish at Glenduckie, probably dedicated 
to St Duthac] 

ROBERT PATERSON, one of those 
1Sfl4 whom the first General Assembly 
20th Dec. 1560 thought most quali- 
fied for ministering and teaching, was 
min. here 10th Feb. 1564-5 ; had Dunbog 
and Creich also in his charge in 1567 ; 
pres. to vicarage of Creich by James VI. 
21st Oct. 1570 ; and to that of Dunbog 2nd 
Sept. 1570; died March 1574. He marr. 
Margaret Geddes, who survived him, and 
had issue — Steven; Robert; John; Isobel; 



Margaret ; Katherine. — [Edin. Tests. ; Reg. 
Mag. Sig., iv., 2666; Fife Sheriff- Court 
Booh, 12th Jan. 1576-7, 31st May 1576, 
22nd June 1577.] 

JOHN DURHAM, min. in 1576 ; trans. 
1576 to Monikie before 1585. 

PETER WATSON, a member of the 
lga5 Chapter of St Andrews previous 
to the Reformation ; min. of Ballin- 
gry in 1561 ; trans, to Markinch before 18th 
Jan. 1565-6 ; trans, to Dumfries in 1574 ; 
complained that the town there on Yule 
1575, as neither he or the reader would 
officiate, had brought in a reader of their 
own, "with tabron and whissle" and had 
caused him to read prayers; was charged 
with celebrating a private marriage of 
the laird of Garlies and ordered by the 
Assembly, Oct. 1577, to confess his fault in 
the church of Durisdeer in presence of the 
congregation ; trans, and adm. in 1585 ; 
died 17th Jan. 1585. He marr. Christian 
Stanehouse, who survived him, and had 
issue — John, min. of Kirkton ; William, 
min. of St Giles, Edinburgh ; George ; 
Janet ; Margaret ; Elizabeth. — [Beg. Assig.; 
Edin. Tests. ; Acts and Dec, 1., 299 ; Proc. 
Register House.] 

PATRICK THOMSON, coll. prior to 
lg87 1587 ; still min. in 1589.— [Booke of 
the Kirk.] 

JOHN WEMYSS, pres. by Andrew, 
Earl of Rothes, 6th, inst. after 17th 
Sept., and coll. 1st Oct. 1590; 

probably became min. of Kilbucho in 

1597. 

ALEXANDER SCROGGIE, educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews ; became 
min. of Abdie in 1585 ; trans, and 
adm. in 1594; died 14th Jan. 1607. He 
marr. Grissel Learmonth, who survived him, 
and had issue — Robert; Andrew; Mar- 
garet; Elspeth; Janet; Isobel. — [Reg. 
Assig. ; Edin. Tests.] 

JOHN MAKGILL, born 1583, son of 

James M. of Rankeillour and Jean 

1609 Wemyss; min. in 1609; died 22nd 

March 1659. He marr. Euphame Inglis, 

and had issue — Alexander ; John ; James, 



1590 



1594 



156 



FLISK 



[PRESB. OF 



min. of Largo ; Agnes (marr. 14th Jan. 
1653, Andrew Anderson, schoolmaster, 
Cupar). — [Beg. of Gen. Lyon Office ; 
Tombst. ; Lamont's Diary, 114, 118; Bal- 
four's Hist. Works, iv.] 

WILLIAM MYLES, M.A. (St Andrews 
1651); became schoolmaster of 
Leslie, and afterwards chaplain to 
John, Earl of Eothes ; called July 1659; 
adm. 3rd May 1660; deprived by Privy 
Council, 4th Sept. 1689, for not reading 
Proclamation of the Estates, etc. ; died 
1694, aged about 63. He marr. 4th June 
1663, Christian Potter (died 11th June 
1670), daugh. of a seaman in Leven, 
and Alison Touch : (2) Helen Moir, who 
died at Moonzie 29th Jan. 1724, aged 76, 
and had issue — William, min. of Moonzie ; 
David ; James ; Andrew ; Helen (marr. 
David Thomson, min. of Meigle) ; and 
probably John, farmer, Easter Pitcorthy. 
— [Lamont's Diary, 122; Tombst.; Services 
of Heirs ; Fife Sheriff-Court Deeds, 23rd 
Aug. 1716.] 

WILLIAM THOMSON, born 1675; 
licen. by Presb. of Lanark 1st Sept. 
1697 1696 ; called 10th March, and ord. 6th 
May 1697 ; died 8th April 1752. He marr. 
27th Oct. 1699, Agnes (died 11th Feb. 1753, 
aged 75), daugh. of Andrew Young, min. of 
Moonzie, and had issue — Andrew, min. of 
Laurencekirk ; John ; William ; Robert ; 
James ; Margaret.— [Tombst.] 

WILLIAM GOURLAY (primus), born 
1 710, son of James G., glover, Dundee; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (31st May 1736) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Dundee 6th Oct. 1742; called 6th Oct. 
1752 ; ord. 6th March 1753 ; died 16th 
Oct. 1780. He marr. (1) and had issue — 
Jean, born 18th July 1747 ; William, his 
successor: (2) 24th April 1755, Christian 
Myles, who died 5th Aug. 1771, and had 
issue — Margaret, born 4th July 1756 : 
(3) 11th June 1772, Mary Imrie, who died 
31st May 1779. 

WILLIAM GOUELAY (secundus), born 
20th June 1749, son of preceding 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews 
licen. by Presb. of Cupar 28th June 1774 



pres. by Sir Laurence Dundas, Bart., in 
March, and ord. 20th Sept. 1781 ; died 2nd 
March 1810. He marr. 2nd July 1782, 
Jean Miller, who died 11th Sept. 1825. 
Publication — Account of the Parish (Sin- 
clair's Stat. Ace, iii.). 

JOHN FLEMING, D.D. ; trans, from 
Bressay; pres. by Thomas, Lord 
Dundas, Aug. 1810; adm. 18th 

April 1811 ; trans, to Clackmannan 27th 

Sept. 1832. 

GEORGE MARSHALL, born 1775, 
son of James M., leather merchant, 
Edinburgh ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
2nd Nov. 1796 ; assistant at Renton Chapel 
(Coldingham) ; ord. to Bressay 14th May 
1811 ; pres. by Thomas, Lord Dundas, in 
March, trans, and adm. 7th June 1833 ; 
died 12th Oct. 1842. He marr. 8th May 
1801, Jane Lauriston, who died 3rd Feb. 
1859, and had issue— Andrew, born 26th 
Oct. 1802; Jane, born 24th Oct. 1804; 
Janet Esther, born 6th Dec. 1806 (marr. 
James Gardiner, min. of Quarff) ; George, 
born 27th Sept. 1808, died Aug. 182—; 
Robert, born 23rd Nov. 1811. Publica- 
tions — Sermon on Isaiah LV., 10-11 
(Edinburgh, 1817); Admonitions prepara- 
tory to the Lord's Table (Edinburgh, 1819) ; 
On the Word " Virtue," and Practical 
Sermon C XVIII. {Edin. Chr. Inst., xxv.) ; 
Account of Bressay {New Stat. Ace, xv.). 

JAMES WILLIAM TAYLOR, born 
Perth, 1813, eldest son of William 
T., min. and Professor of Theology 
and Biblical Criticism, Original Secession 
Church, Perth; educated at O.S. College 
and Univ. of Glasgow. Joined Church of 
Scotland ; licen. by Presb. of Perth 27th 
Dec. 1837 ; ord. to Grangemouth 7th May 
1839; trans, and adm. 14th April 1843. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843; min. of 
Flisk and Creich Free Church, 1843-94; 
died at Grangemouth 14th Oct. 1894. 
He marr. 7th Aug. 1846, Magdalene 
Rachel (born 3rd Sept. 1807), daugh. of 
William Walker of Pitlair. Publications 
—.4 Few tvords to the Parishioners of 
Flisk, in Reply to Dr Anderson's [New- 



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burgh] Induction Address (Cupar, 1843) ; 
Considerations for the Conscientious : " Can 
I remain in connection with the Church 
presently Established in Scotland ? " (Cupar, 
1843) ; Hints for the Considerate (Cupar, 
1844); What Shall be the End of those 
Things^. [An Inquiry as to the probable 
Results of the Disruption] ; A Word for the 
Way: or Hints for Travellers and Tourists ; 
Mr Faithful and his Family : A Disruption 
Story for the Young; Household Tracts on 
Popery; A Brief Memoir of George Waddell 
of Rashiehall ; Plain Persuasives for the 
Peasantry, or Something for the Plough- 
man ; Sermon III. : " On the Sabbath " 
(Dundee, 1847) ; Sanctuary Service (Bir- 
mingham, 1847) ; A Month's Visit to Con- 
naught and its Mission Stations (Edin- 
burgh, 1849) ; Biographical Notices of the 
Rev. William Taylor of Perth (Cupar- 
Fife, 1852); Memoir of David Maitland 
Makgill Crichton of Rankeillour (Edin- 
burgh, 1853) ; In a Country Manse : 
Reminiscences of Life and Work (London, 
1890)'; Historical Antiquities of Fife, 
chiefly Ecclesiastical, 2 vols. (Cupar, n.d.) ; 
An Historic Plea for Ecclesiastical and 
Educational Unity ; The Broad School ; 
The Religion of Scotland, the Religion 
of the Bible, and of Sanctified Common- 
Sense ; Thoughts for Church Attenders 
and for Church Neglecters ; The Establish- 
ment Principle demanding Disestablishment 
in Scotland; Boys and Girls at Play in 
the Streets of Jerusalem ; Contributions 
to the Scottish Christian Herald, Free 
Church Record.— [Scott's Original Seces- 
sion Church, 514.] 

EOBERT FINDLAY FISHEE, born 
1843 18 °9> son °f John F., spinner and 
manufacturer, and Helen Hender- 
son ; educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
ord. 28th Sept. 1843 ; died 30th June 1885. 
He marr. Catherine (died 23rd Dec. 1852), 
daugh. of James M'Laren, and had issue 
— Jane, born 20th Feb. 1844; John, calendar 
manager, Dundee, born 12th Jan. 1846 ; 
Helen Henderson, born 17th Aug. 1847 ; 
Margaret, born 26th July 1849; James 
M'Laren, born 3rd April 1851 ; Catherine 
M'Laren, born 22nd Dec. 1852. 



GEORGE JOHNSTON, born Letham, 
1 „ 3rd April 1843, son of George J., 
M.D., and Agnes Johnstone ; edu- 
cated at Madras College and Univ. of St 
Andrews ; M.A. (1867) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Cupar 15th Oct. 1867; assistant at Kirk- 
caldy, Collessie, Fossoway, and Mortlach ; 
ord. 13th May 1886 ; died 15th May 1908. 
He marr. 16th Dec. 1886, Agnes Madeline 
Lawson, eldest daugh. of John Sharp, 
Leaston, East Lothian, and Jessie Wallace 
Johnstone. Publication — Memoir of John 
Nasmyth \min. of Ceres], Selections from 
his Writings (Edinburgh, 1895). 

CHARLES ROBB M'MURRAY, born 
1908 Greenock, 14th Aug. 1873, son of 
James M. and Margaret Mathers ; 
educated at Greenock Academy and Univ. 
of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of Greenock 
in 1891 ; assistant at Port-Glasgow, Tully- 
nessle, Lerwick, Coatbridge, and Alex- 
andria ; ord. to Wormit 5th Dec. 1906 ; 
trans, and adm. 23rd Sept. 1908. Marr. 
6th Aug. 1894, Catherine Manson, daugh. 
of John Hardie and Elizabeth M'Guire, and 
has issue — Charles Robb, apprentice paper 
manufacturer, A.S.C. ; James, student, 
Dundee, R.A.F., born 16th July 1899 ; 
John, apprentice engineer, R.A.F., born 9th 
Sept. 1901 ; Catherine Margaret, student 
of music, Dundee, born 5th Jan. 1903 ; 
Robert, apprentice engineer, born 26th 
Aug. 1904. 



FREUCHIE (Q.S.). 

[The church was opened for worship 15th 
Oct. 1876. The parish of Freuchie was 
disjoined from Falkland on 15th March 
1880. This remained long a moorland 
neighbourhood. Hence comes its name, 
Freuchie {Fraochach = heathery).] 

CHARLES FRASER, born Croy, 29th 
.„„„ Aug. 1839, son of John F. ; educated 

at Univ. of Aberdeen; M.A. (1879) 
licen. by Presb. of Nairn 16th May 1866 
assistant at Forfar; ord. 21st Feb. 1877 
adm. first min. of the parish 30th March 
1880; died 13th Oct. 1914. He marr. 
29th Dec. 1880, Janet Balfour, daugh. of 



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[PEESB. OF 



Alexander Matthew, Forret, Cupar, and 
had issue — John Alexander, born 27th 
Jan. 1882 ; Charles, born 15th Aug. 1884 ; 
Harold James, 2nd lieut. Black Watch, 
born 14th Dec. 1889. 

ROBERT WILSON FORBES, born 
lgl5 26th April 1887, son of James F., 
min. of St Mary's, South Ronaldshay ; 
educated at Univ. of Aberdeen ; M.A. 
(1910); licen. by Presb. of Forres 29th 
April 1913 ; assistant at Irvine ; ord. 3rd 
May 1915 ; trans, to Kirkmichael, Dum- 
friesshire, 11th Oct. 1918. Marr. 11th 
July 1916, Alice Victoria, daugh. of 
George Dickie, C.A., Aberdeen, and has 
issue — Lesley Lumsden Wilson, born 31st 
Oct. 1917; Maitland Moir Wilson, born 
30th Aug. 1921. 

■ DONALD MACASKILL BEGBIE, 
1919 born Edinburgh, 13th Dec. 1886. 
son of David B. and Annie Macas- 
kill, Edinburgh ; educated at Church of 
Scotland Normal School and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Free Church Presb. 
of Edinburgh 13th May 1913 ; ord. to Free 
Church, Lairg, 16th Sept. 1913; trans, to 
Assynt 5th Sept. 1917 ; trans, and adm. 
4th April 1919 ; trans, to St John's, Leith, 
23rd Nov. 1921. Marr. 30th April 1919, 
Malvina, elder daugh. of William Suther- 
land, min. of Lochbroom, and has issue — 
George Hugh, born 7th Nov. 1920 ; Donald 
William David, born 16th March 1922. 

WILLIAM GEMMELL MITCHELL, 
1922 son °^ Robert Darling M., commis- 
sion agent, and Jeannie Gemmell, 
Joppa ; educated at Royal High School, 
Broughton Junior Student Centre, and 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (July 1915); 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 30th June 
1920 ; assistant at St Michael's, Edinburgh, 
Sept. 1920 to March 1922 ; ord. 30th March 
1922 ; served during European War in 
Hospital Unit at Corfu and Serbia ; 
received Serbian Order of St Sava. Marr. 
16th May 1923, Annie Allan Berry, daugh. 
of John Gall, senior min. of Rutherglen 
U.F. Church, and Eliza Allan Berry, and 
has issue — Elizabeth Berry, born 18th Nov. 
1923. 



KETTLE, of old LATHRISK. 

[The church of Lathrisk was dedicated 
to St Athernash. But there was a later 
dedication to St John the Evangelist. 
The church belonged to the Priory of 
St Andrews.] 

DAVID CUKE, formerly Canon of St 
1565 Andrews ; reader 18th Jan. 1565-6. 
— [Proc. in Reg. House, 71.] 

~ JOHN BALFOUR, reader from 1574 
15 „. to 1588; called vicar 14th March 
1580.— {Reg. Mag. Sig., v., 231.] 

JOHN PITCAIRN, removed from 

1S8 _ Strathmiglo, having Kilgour also in 

charge, to which he removed in 1589. 

WILLIAM CRANSTOUN, born 1556, 
158g son of Robert C., citizen of St An- 
drews and Margaret Myllis; some- 
time Regent in St Salvator's College, St 
Andrews ; app. by the Presb. 27th Nov. 
1589 ; was a member of Assembly in 1590, 
May 1597, March 1597-8 and 1602; sub- 
scribed protest against introduction of 
Episcopacy in 1606 ; officiated as Moderator 
at the Synod 9th June 1607, after its meet- 
ing had been forbidden by Royal Letter, 
and opened next meeting 18th Aug. in 
presence of the Royal Commissioner and 
against his will. He was outlawed Sept. 
that year ; deprived by Court of High Com- 
mission 10th March 1620, but again pres. 
by James VI. 10th Dec. 1623 ; dem. before 
6th May 1626; died Jan. 1633. He marr. 
(1) Agnes Rutherfurd, who died 23rd Nov. 
1593, and had issue— Robert, his successor ; 
Edward ; Walter ; Margaret ; Elspet (marr. 
1612, John Brown, skipper, burgess of 
Dysart) ; Agnes (marr. David Ramsay, 
brother to John, min. of this parish) : (2) 
Margaret Balcanquall, who died 28th Nov. 
1595, and had issue — Janet : (3) Janet Alex- 
ander, and had issue — Sarah (marr. John 
Ramsay, min. of this parish). — [St Andrews 
Tests. ; Fife Sas., xii., 146 ; Reg. of Deeds, 
cciii. 342, xxxiii. 324; G. R. Inhib., 13th 
Dec. 1617, 18th Nov. 1637, 2nd Nov. 
1664; Tombst.; Gleanings from Records of 



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159 



Dysart, 52 ; Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Calderwood's 
Hist, iv. 354, v. 684, vi. 679, vii. 277, 443 ; 
Melvill's Autob., 716.] 

KOBEKT CRANSTOUN, M.A., son of 
1626 P rece ding; pres. by Charles I. 4th 
March, and ord. April 1626 ; trans, 
to Scoonie in 1630. 

JOHN RAMSAY of Corstoun, brother 
16 _„ to David R. of Corstoun, promoted 
from Regent in St Salvator's College, 
St Andrews ; pres. by Charles I. 4th March, 
and ord. April 1633 ; died Dec. 1666, aged 
about 64. He marr. (1) Sarah, daugh. of 
William Cranstoun, min. of this parish, 
and had issue — James of Corstoun : (2) 
17th April 1656, Anna, daugh. of James 
Stewart of the Rosyth family and widow 
of William Ged, fiar of Baldridge. — [Beg. 
Sec. Sig. ; Tombst. ; Reg. Mag. Sig., xi., 
138, 150, 224 ; Fife. Sas., xix., 281 ; Fife 
Horn., xxviii., 22 ; Reg. of Deeds, Durie, 
ix., 213; G. R. Inhib., 14th Feb. 1637; 
Stephen's Inverheithing, 191.] 

v JOHN BARCLAY, eldest son of William 
1667 •^•' m * n ' °^ Falkland ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1649); 
passed trials before Presb. of St Andrews, 
and had testimonial 25th Nov. 1663 for 
licence and 19th Oct. 1664 for ordination ; 
ord. to Dunino 15th Dec. 1664 ; trans, and 
adm. July 1667, deprived by Privy Council 
29th Aug. 1689 for neither reading the Pro- 
clamation of the Estates, nor praying for 
William and Mary but for King James. 
He was found dead in a well in Edinburgh 
in July 1691, aged about 62. — [Lamont's 
Diary, 199 ; Greyfriars Burials ; St 
Andreios Tests. • Acts and Dec, Dal., 
25th July 1694.] 

JAMES PITCAIRN, bapt. 26th Jan. 
1648, son of William P. of Forthar 
and Ann, daugh. of Sir David 
Crichton of Lugton ; licen. by Presb. of 
St Andrews ; ord. Presbyterian min. at 
Ballymena, Ireland, in 1676; returned to 
Scotland in 1687 ; adm. to Burntisland in 
1688 ; called Feb., trans, and adm. 15th 
April 1691; died 28th April 1712. He 
marr. 26th Dec. 1670, Elizabeth (buried 
13th July 1731), daugh. of Sir Francis 



1691 



Ruthven of Freeland, and had issue — 
Alexander, bapt. 29th Aug. 1671 ; Janet, 
bapt. 25th March 1673 ; David, min. of 
Dysart ; Margaret. — [The Fife Pitcairns, 
409 ; Tombst. ; Hist, of Presbyterian Congs. 
in Ireland, 39 ; Fife Sheriff-Court Books, 
13th March 1714.] 

JAMES MONRO, called 22nd Feb.; 
1W7 ord. 25th April 1717; trans, to 
Third Charge, Dundee, 11th Dec. 
1729. 

HUGH GLAS, M.A. (St Andrews, 4th 
1731 May 1720), born 1701 ; became 
schoolmaster of Markinch ; licen. 
by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 28th Nov. 1728; 
called 16th Sept. 1730; ord. 23rd Sept. 
1731 ; died 7th June 1777. He marr. (1) 
Elizabeth, daugh. of William Arnot of 
Dalginch, and had issue — William, born 
8th Nov. 1732 ; Agnes, born 15th July 
1734, died young; Robert, born 18th Feb. 
1736, died .young ; George, born 23rd June 
1741 : (2) 16th June 1743, Jean (died 4th 
March 1777), daugh. of Sir Michael Balfour 
of Denmill, Bart., and had issue — Mar- 
jory, born 28th March 1744 (marr. 2nd 
Sept. 1762, Robert Colvill, min. of 
Dysart); Margaret, born 23rd Jan. 1746, 
died young ; Helena, born 7th Dec. 1747, 
died 22nd Feb. 1762 ; Margaret, born 29th 
Jan. 1750 (marr. 27th Aug. 1773, Robert 
Stark, writer, Cupar); Catherine, born 
28th Sept. 1752 (marr. 16th Sept. 1773, 
Davidson M'Kain, grocer, Edinburgh). — 
[Tombst. ; Weekly Mag., xxxvi.] 

v PETER BARCLAY, bapt. 4th June 
1749, son of James B. of Towie 
Mills and Elizabeth Mitchell; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aberdeen; 
M.A. (1769); licen. by Presb. of Cupar 
17th June 1777 ; pres. by George III. 5th 
July that year ; ord. (under protection of 
the military) 14th May 1778; D.D. (St 
Andrews, 4th Oct. 1817) ; died Father of 
the Church, 13th Dec. 1841. He marr. 
(1) 13th March 1783, Margaret (died 6th 
Aug. 1801), daugh. of James Duddingston 
of St Fort, and had issue — James, M.D., 
born 16th Jan. 1784, died at Penang 22nd 
Oct. 1811 ; Robert Herriot, Captain R.N., 



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[PRESB. OF 



born 18th Sept. 1785, died 8th May 1837 ; 
Peter, born 25th April 1787; Margaret, 
born 14th Nov. 1788 (marr. Eobert Ballin- 
gall of Burnturk) ; Charles, born 30th July 
1790, died at Guadaloupe 13th June 1819 ; 
Elizabeth Cleland, born 12th Feb. 1792 
(marr. 31st Aug. 1819, Thomas Martin, 
merchant, Antigua), died 4th Dec. 1841 ; 
Barbara, born 4th Dec. 1793, died 3rd Dec. 
1863 ; John, educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh, ord. first min. of St Andrew's 
Church, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1821, 
born 9th July 1795, died at Kingston 29th 
Sept. 1826, "a man of great worth, eminent 
for his gifts and piety " ; William Dudding- 
ston, Captain H.E.I.C.S.,born 9th June 1797, 
died at Madras 15th Sept. 1830; Mary 
Ann, born 11th June 1799 (marr. 28th April 
1823, James Barclay of Templand), died 
1841 ; Helen Moncrieff, born 3rd June' 1801, 
died 5th Nov. 1823 : (2) 12th April 1803, 
Euphemia Macpherson, who died 20th 
March 1841, and had issue — Archibald 
Campbell of Middle Temple, born 19th 
Aug. 1804, died 1860; George, born 18th 
Dec. 1806, died at Calcutta 9th Aug. 1828 ; 
Euphemia Bobina, born 25th April 1808, 
died 1857. Publications — Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's, i., and New Stat. Ace, 
iv.). 

WILLIAM REID, born 1810, third son 
1842 °^ Walter R., schoolmaster, Kincar- 
dine, Perthshire ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of Dunblane 
5th May 1835; ord. to Invertiel 11th Jan. 
1838 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 11th Jan., 
trans, and adm. 16th Sept. 1842 ; died 
at Stirling 2nd Feb. 1884. He marr. 8th 
March 1841, Amelia (died 3rd Dec. 1890), 
daugh. of Robert Carstairs, and had 
issue— Walter, M.D., R.N., born 27th Dec. 
1841 ; Christina Leslie, born 9th Aug. 1843, 
died 14th June 1849 ; Robert Carstairs, 
C.E., Edinburgh, born 6th Dec. 1845, died 
4th March 1894 ; Ann Morrison, born 5th 
Sept. 1848.— [Min. of Proc. of Instit. of 
C.E., cxvi., 369-371 (1894).] 

./ENEAS GUNN GORDON, born 4th 

1878 Sep*- 1846, son of Gilbert G. and 

Mary Ann Gunn; educated at Pictou 

Academy, Univs. of Dalhousie, Glasgow, 



Edinburgh (M.A. 1875), and Bonn ; licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh Oct. 1875; assist- 
ant at Caputh, Stornoway, Cupar, and 
Kettle ; ord. (assistant and successor) 12th 
Dec. 1878. Marr. 25th Aug. 1905, Christina 
Moncur, daugh. of James Stewart. 



KILMANY. 

[The church of Kilmany belonged to St 
Salvator's College, St Andrews.] 

WILLIAM RAMSAY, adm. 27th June 
1564 1564; trans, to Kemback before 1570. 

ROBERT HYNDSHAW, Regent in St 
157 . Salvator's College, which post he 
held in conjunction, was also Pre- 
bendary of Balbuthie in the College Kirk 
of St Salvator from 1573 to 1576 ; pres. to 
the vicarage by James VI. 1st Dec. 1579 
and again 31st Jan. 1583 ; died 14th June 
1601. He bequeathed £8 to the poor. — 
[ Wodrow's Miscell. ; Edin. Tests.] 

JOHN SHARP, M.A. (St Andrews 
1601 1592); adm. in 1601. Was one of 
those who, in opposition to the Royal 
command, attended the Assembly at Aber- 
deen 2nd July 1605, of which he was ap- 
pointed clerk. For this he and five other 
mins. were committed to the Castle of 
Blackness 2nd Aug., brought before the 
Privy Council at Perth 27th Aug. and 
interrogated as to the constitution of the 
Assembly. Not giving satisfactory answers 
they were tried before the Justiciary Court 
at Linlithgow 10th Jan. 1606, on a charge 
of treason, found guilty, and banished for 
life, 23rd Oct. S. went to Bordeaux, became 
Professor of Theology in the Univ. of Die, 
but would probably have returned to Scot- 
land had honourable terms of reconciliation 
been offered him. In 1630 he was compelled 
to leave France at the instance of Cardinal 
Richelieu, the Prime Minister, who had 
grown jealous of S's. reputation as a Pro- 
testant teacher ; app. Professor of Divinity 
in the Univ. of Edinburgh 17th Nov. 1630 ; 
died about 1647, aged 75. He marr. Agnes 
Davidson, and had issue — Marie, bapt. 18th 
Aug. 1640; John, bapt. 8th Aug. 1641. 
Publications — Tractatus de Justificatione 



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1611 



hominis coram Deo (Geneva, 1609 and 
1612); Tractatus de misero hominis statu 
sub peccato (Geneva, 1610) ; Cursus Theo- 
logicus (dedicated to James VI. (Geneva, 
1618 and 1622); Symphonia Prophetarum 
et Apostolorum (Geneva, 1625 and 1629).— 
[Melvill's Autob., 571 et seq. ; Calderwood's 
Hist., vi., 292, 332 ; Pitcairn's Grim. Trials, 
ii., 494; Young's Life of Welsh, 169; 
M'Crie's Melvill, ii., 253 ; Diet. Nat. Biog. ; 
P. G. Reg., vii., 83 et seq. ; Murray's Some 
Old Scots Authors u'hose Boohs were Printed 
Abroad, 20.] 

JAMES THOMSON, born 1568; M.A. 
(St Andrews 10th Dec. 1586); was 
on the Exercise there from 6th Oct. 
1597 to 5th Dec. 1605 ; officiated as min. 
and presided fourteen times in the Kirk- 
Session of Anstruther from 12th Jan. to 
25th Sept. 1608; adm. here in 1611, but 
was non-resident for want of a manse ; was 
the companion and friend of Alexander 
Henderson, rnin. of Leuchars, who pre- 
sented him with a copy of the Directory for 
Worship at its publication in 1645 ; died 
Oct. 1646, soon after Henderson. He marr. 
Bessie Smith, with whom he lived forty-one 
years, and had issue — James, min. of Kin- 
nell ; George, his successor. — [Anstruther 
Sess. Peg. ; Aiton's Life of Henderson.'] 

GEORGE THOMSON, son of preceding ; 

educated at Univ. of St Andrews; 

adm. (assistant) in 1640 ; died 22nd 
Nov. 1661, aged about 52. He marr. (pro. 
26th Dec. 1640), Bessie Duncan, in the 
parish of Culross, and had issue — John. 
Publication— Probably author of A Treatise 
on the Six Seals. — [Lamont's Diary, 142 ; 
Lnq. Ret. Gen., 4925.] 

THOMAS KINNINMONTH, M.A.; 
adm. 20th Aug. 1663; trans, to 
Second Charge, Dunfermline, 18th 
July 1666. 

ROBERT GLASFURD, M.A.; trans, 
from Kemback in 1667; trans, to 
Auchterderran after July 1687. 

JAMES M'DOUGALL, adm. in 1692; 
dem. 22nd Oct. 1695 ; died before 
7th April 1697 leaving a widow, 
who petitioned the Presb. for charity to 

VOL. V. 



1640 



1663 



1692 



1703 



defray her journey to her native country of 
England. 

ALEXANDER PITCAIRN, bapt. 13th 
.__„ Jan. 1650, son of Alexander P., 
Principal of the New College, St 
Andrews ; educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (22nd July 1692); licen. by Presb. 
there 24th June 1696; called 29th July that 
year ; ord. 23rd Feb. 1697 ; died between 
22nd Oct. 1700 and 14th Sept. 1701. He 
bequeathed £400 for behoof of the poor. 

■ WILLIAM BROWN, a native of Eng- 
land ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (20th July 1695) 
licen. by Presb. of Jedburgh 7th Dec. 1698 
called 28th June, and ord. 23rd Sept. 1703 
died 2nd June 1720, aged about 45. He 
marr. 25th April 1710, Catherine Mitchell, 
who died before 10th July 1762.— [Brechin 
Tests.] 

WILLIAM SMIBERT of Lochmalony ; 
1722 M.A. (Edinburgh, 9th April 1713) ; 
became tutor to the laird of 
Lundie ; licen. by Presb. of Dundee 27th 
Sept. 1721 ; called 9th Aug., and ord. 4th Dec. 
1722 ; elected Synod clerk 5th April 1726 ; 
acquired estate of Lochmalony ; died 4th 
April 1759, aged about 66. He marr. (1) 
Margaret, daugh. of William Myles, min. 
of Moonzie, and had issue — John, in 26th 
Foot, born 20th Dec. 1731 ; Margaret, born 
8th Aug. 1734 ; William, born 22nd March 
1739 : (2) 22nd Jan. 1747, Helen (died at 
Cupar, 27th July 1775), daugh. of Dr 
James Bethune of Kingask, and had issue 
—Ann, born 15th Dec. 1747. 

JOSEPH M'CORMICK, M.A; pres. 

1760 ^ United College, St Andrews, 
July 1759; ord. 17th April 1760; 

trans, to Temple 21st Nov. 1760. 

WILLIAM GIB, pres. by United College, 

1761 St Andrews, in March, and ord. 
24th Sept. 1761; trans, to Uphall 

27th Oct. 1763. 

JOHN ADAMSON, M.A. ; pres. by 
United College, St Andrews, 6th 
Jan., and ord. 10th May 1764 ; trans. 

to Second Charge, St Andrews, 5th Nov. 

1772. 



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[PEESB. OF 



ANDREW HUTTON, M.A. (St Andrews 
1 ~ 3 1750) ; licen. by Presb. of Dundee 
4th Sept. 1754 ; ord. to Glenisla 24th 
Nov. 1757 ; trans, to Cults 28th Oct. 1762 ; 
pres. by United College, St Andrews, 7th 
Dec. 1772 ; trans, and adm. 8th June 1773 ; 
died 14th Sept. 1792. He was a zealous 
antiquary. He marr. 18th Aug. 1760, 
Cecily (died 18th March 1789), daugh. of 
Thomas Tullidelph, Principal of St Audrews 
Univ., and had issue — Thomas, born 1st 
Aug. 1761 ; James, born 29th Jan. 1763, 
died 10th Sept. 1766; Alison, born 20th 
Sept. 1764, died 15th Oct. 1766; David, 
born 25th March 1766 ; Elizabeth, born 
4th May 1768, died 27th May 1771 ; George, 
born 23rd May 1770 ; Cecil, born 8th Oct. 
1772. 

JOHN COOK, MA. ; pres. by United 
17 „ College, St Andrews, 6th Nov. 1792 ; 
ord. 9th May 1793 ; dem. on appoint- 
ment as Professor of Hebrew, St Andrews, 
12th Oct. 1802. 

THOMAS CHALMEES, pres. by 

1803 United College, St Andrews, 2nd 

Nov. 1802 ; ord. 12th May 1803 ; 

trans, to Tron Parish, Glasgow, 21st July 

1815. 

HENRY DAVID COOK, born 24th 
Feb. 1791, youngest son of John C, 
Professor of Moral Philosophy, St 
Andrews ; educated at Univ. there ; M.A. 
(1810); licen. by Presb. there 28th April 
1813; pres. by United College; ord. 28th 
Sept. 1815; died 19th Sept. 1857. He 
marr. 28th Sept. 1836, Margaret Walker 
(died 31st Jan. 1879), fourth daugh. of 
John Buist, Perth, and had issue — John, 
born 4th Sept. 1837, died 18th Sept. 1856 ; 
Henry David, born 1st Aug. 1840, died 
at Adelaide, Australia, 22nd April 1918 ; 
Isabella, born 10th Sept. 1842, died 18th 
June 1917. Publication — Account of the 
Parish {New Stat. Ace, ix.). 

DAVID BREWSTER, born 28th Sept. 

1833, son of George B., D.D., min. 

of Scoonie ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews ; 
ord. 18th Feb. 1858; D.D. (St Andrews 
1896) ; clerk of Presb., 1863-98 ; died 13th 



Jan. 1898. He marr. 24th April 1860, 
Joanna (died 19th April 1906), third daugh. 
of John Wood of Rosemount, Leith, and 
had issue— George, born 10th July 1861; 
John, born 30th Sept. 1862; David, 
licentiate, born 21st May 1866 ; Patrick, 
born 1869, died Kirkcaldy, 17th April 1924. 

ROBERT THOMAS MARSHALL,.. 
1898 k° rn > Leslie, Fife, 18th Sept. 1857, 
son of Robert M. and Euphemia 
Lister ; educated at Leslie School, Church 
of Scotland Normal School, and Univ. of 
St Andrews; M.A. (1883); B.D. (1886); 
licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy in 1886 ; assist- 
ant at Boarhills and Ardwell and in this 
parish; ord. 12th May 1898. Marr. 31st 
Aug. 1904, Jeanie Thomson, youngest 
daugh. of David Kirk, farmer, Forresthall, 
and Margaret Peattie, and has issue — 
Robert, born 22nd July 1905 ; Margaret 
Peattie, born 28th Sept. 1906; Euphemia 
Lister, born 6th April 1909; David, born 
8th May 1911 ; Jeanie Thomson Kirk, 
born 17th March 1913; Mary Lily, born 
22nd Dec. 1914; William, born 16th May 
1916 ; Helen Lister, born 21st March 1918 ; 
Thomas, born 1st June 1919 ; Elizabeth 
Frances, born 15th Aug. 1920 ; Alice Kirk, 
born 3rd Oct. 1921 ; Gilbert, born 7th Dec. 
1922. 

LADYBANK (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Ladybank was disjoined 
from Collessie on 5th June 1882.] 

ROBERT HAGART KERR, born' Fore- 
lg82 hill, Caputh, 2nd May 1855, son of 
Donald K. and Isabella M'Donald ; 
educated at Caputh School and Univ. of 
Edinburgh; M.A. (1878); licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh 13th May 1881; assistant 
at West Parish, Perth ; ord. 5th Oct. 
1882. Marr. (1) 27th Feb. 1890, Jessie 
Gutzmer (died 16th Oct. 1899, aged 34), 
daugh. of Donald Maclachlan, min. of 
North Knapdale, and has issue — Isabella 
M'Donald, born 10th Sept., and died 10th 
Dec. 1890; Helen Johnstone, born 23rd 
Sept. 1891 (marr. 12th June 1916, Albert 
R. S. Fowler, sub-lieut. R.N.) ; Evelyn 
Margaret, born 27th Aug. 1893, died 24th 



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Feb. 1894; Ida Hagart, born 2nd March 
1894, died 24th Aug. 1895; Thomas 
Edward, Cyclists' Battalion, born 26th 
June 1895; Florabel, born 27th Jan. 1897, 
died 28th July 1906 : (2) 10th June 
1913, Lizzie Leslie (died 14th Oct. 1918), 
youngest daugh. of Adam Henderson, 
Keedieleys, Auchtermuchty. 



LOGIE, or LOGIE-MURDOCH. 

[The church of Logie Murdoch was dedi- 
cated to St Luag. It belonged to the 
Abbey of Balmerino.] 



AECHIBALD KEITH, brother of 
William K. of Ludquhairn ; min. 
in 1562, with Balmerino also in the 
charge ; trans, to St Fergus before 1567. 



1562 



JOHN LOUTFUTT, M.A. (St Andrews 
15g5 1589) ; reader at Foulis Wester in 
1585; adm. in 1595; pres. to the 
vicarage by James VI. 3rd Sept. 1600 ; 
died before 14th April 1613, aged about 44. 
He marr. Margaret Forrett, who survived 
him. — [Beg. Assig.~\ 

JOHN DUEIE, M.A. (St Andrews 1591) ; 
1613 a ^ m - to Pittenweem in 1611 ; trans. 
and adm. after 5th Oct. 1613 ; died 
April 1651, aged about 80. He marr. Agnes 
Braes, who survived him, and had issue 
— Elizabeth (marr. Oliphant) ; Mar- 
garet. — [Lamont's Diary, 29 ; G. R. Inhib., 
12th March 1664 ; Fife Sas., xx., 290.] 

HENRY PITCAIRN, son of James P. 
at Treton ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (1635); called 27th 
Aug. 1651 ; adm. 6th May 1652 ; deprived 
by Privy Council, 29th Aug. 1689, for not 
reading Proclamation of the Estates, etc. 
He had been unable for about ten years 
previously to ; perform his duties from age 
and infirmity ; died before 23rd Nov. 1692, 
aged about 77. He marr. (cont. 4th May 
1653), his cousin Susan, daugh. of John 
Pitcairn of Ounston, and had issue — 
James ; William ; Alexander ; Anna ; Janet 
Christian ; Jane ; Janet. — [Lamont ; s Diary, 
41, 54; Fife Sas., xii., 311, 313; Fife 
Sheriff-Court Boohs, 15th Jan. 1669.] 



1652 



1685 



DAVID BALFOUR, M.A. (St Andrews, 
2nd Aug. 1684) ; adm. (assistant) in 
1685 ; suspended from ministerial 
functions within the parish by Privy 
Council, 29th Aug. 1689, for not reading 
Proclamation of Estates, etc. ; died before 
13th Sept. 1723. He marr. (cont. April 
1692), Catherine, daugh. of Simon Greig, 
writer, Edinburgh, and had issue — Beatrix 
(marr. Patrick Balbirnie, merchant, St 
Andrews).— {Fife Sas., xv., 460.] 



GEORGE ANDERSON, M.A.; trans. 
from Dundee ; called 29th Dec. 
1690 ; adm. before 7th April 1691 ; 
trans, to Dunbog 12th July 1698. 



1691 



1700 



JOHN STARK of Ballindean, born 
about 1676, son of Thomas S. of 
Ballindean and Margaret Greig ; 
licen. by Presb. of Cupar 8th Nov. 1698; 
called 24th Oct. 1699; ord. 30th April 
1700; died 1st July 1748. He marr. 2nd 
Dec. 1707, Katherine (died 29th Jan. 1770), 
daugh. of John Bethune of Blebo, and had 
issue — Thomas, min. of Balmerino ; John ; 
Harry ; William ; James, tenant in Pease- 
hills ; Margaret ; George. — [Campbell's 
Balmerino, 566, 654.] 



1751 



SAMUEL WEST, born 1723 ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dundee 3rd Sept. 1740; 
called 12th Oct. 1749, which call 
was set aside "from certain indecencies, 
by stones being thrown at the electors " ; 
again called 11th Jan., and ord. 14th May 
1751 ; died 1st Dec. 1766. He marr. 15th 
Aug. 1751, Margaret Mein, who died 19th 
Jan. 1777, and had issue — Steuart, born 
18th May 1752 ; Mary, born 25th June 
1753 ; Elizabeth, born 14th Jan., and died 
9th June 1755; John, born 10th April 
1756; Maurice, born 22nd Sept. 1757; 
Samuel, born 21st Jan. 1760; Margaret, 
born 10th July 1762; Marjory, born 9th 
Dec. 1763 ; Elizabeth, born 3rd July 1765. 

X ROBERT BOGIE, born 1739, brother 
l767 of James B., writer, Edinburgh, 
Alexander B., tenant of Kettity, 
and Margaret B., wife of John Swan of 
Prestonhall ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (1758); licen. by Presb. 



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[PEESB. OF 



there 7th May 1766; pres. by George III. 
11th Dec. 1766; ord. 30th July 1767; 
died 16th Sept. 1802. He marr. 26th Oct. 
1769, Jean Cowan, who survived him, and 
marr. (2) 1803. Publication — Account of 
the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, viii.). 

ANDREW MELVILL, born 1775, son 
of Alexander M., farmer, Peasehills, 

1803 

Balmerino, Fife; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Cupar 
26th Aug. 1800 ; pres. by George III. 15th 
Oct. 1802; ord. 27th April 1803. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843; min. of Free 
Church, Logie, 1843-8; died 30th June 
1848. He marr. (1) 11th Oct. 1803, Jane 
Duncan, who died 15th Aug. 1809, and 
had issue— Alexander, born 7th Aug., and 
died 22nd Sept. 1804; Helen, born 30th 
Jan. 1805 ; Alexander, min. of Falkirk, 
born 28th July 1807 [not 1809 as in Vol. I., 
p. 208]; John, born 8th March, and died 17th 
Aug. 1809: (2) 17th Dec. 1810, Ann Gordon 
(died 8th Jan. 1854), widow of Peter Lums- 
daine of Pittauchope. Publication — Ac- 
count of the Parish {Neiv Stat. Ace, ix.). 

WILLIAM RANKEN WATSON, born 
21st Oct. 1814, son of David W., 
min. of Leuchars ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. 
of St Andrews ; pres. by Queen Victoria 
21st July, and ord. 22nd Sept. 1843 ; died 
at Aberfeldy, 18th Oct. 1873. He marr. 
(1) 1st March 1844, Janet (died s.p. 13th 
Oct. 1867), daugh. of George Milligan, 
D.D., min. of Elie : (2) 29th Dec. 1869, 
Caroline Matilda (died s.p. 11th Feb. 1887), 
second daugh. of George Naylor, rector of 
Rougham, Suffolk. 

DAVID PITCAITHLY FENWICK, 
born Tibbermore, 31st Dec. 1836, 
1874 son of David F. and Margaret 
Pitcaithly ; educated at Perth Academy 
and Univ. of St Andrews ; assistant at 
St Vigeans, Monimail, Beyrout, and Alex- 
andria ; pres. by Queen Victoria 17th Nov. 
1873; ord. 12th Feb. 1874; clerk of Presb. 
1898-1900 ; died 19th July 1900. He marr. 
30th March 1876, Elizabeth Mary (died 
11th July 1919), daugh. of John Sharp, 
min. of Aberdalgie, and had issue— William, 



born 11th Jan. 1877; John Sharp, born 2nd 
April 1878, died 29th April 1919; Jane 
Maxton, born 8th March 1880 ; David 
Pitcaithly, Black Watch, born 27th April 
1881 ; Elizabeth Mary, born 29th Sept. 
1883, died 10th July 1903 ; Charles, lieut. 
A. & S. Highlanders, born 17th April 
1886 ; Francis (twin), captain 5th Cavalry, 
Indian Army, born 17th April 1886. 

DUNCAN CAMERON, M.A., B.D. ; 
ord. 28th June 1901 ; trans, to Barr- 



1901 



head 3rd Oct. 1906. 



WILLIAM JAMES JAMIESON, M.A. ; 
ord. 11th April 1907 ; trans, to 
1907 Dreghorn 15th May 1914. 

EVELYN GALL, M.A., B.D. ; ord. 23rd 
Sept. 1914 ; trans, to St Luke's, 
1914 Lochee, 28th March 1917. 

CHARLES ORFORD ALLAN, born 
Bolton, East Lothian, 24th Dec. 
1917 1888, son of John Gray A., teacher, 
and Annie M'Ewan ; educated at Royal 
High School and Univ. of Edinburgh; 
M.A. (1910), B.D. (1913) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Haddington 10th May 1913; assistant 
at St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh ; ord. 19th 
July 1917 ; trans, to Kirknewton 20th July 
1922. Marr. 21st Nov. 1917, Ena Anderson, 
daugh. of Alexander Mills, min. of Colliston, 
and has issue — Charles Orford, born 1st 
Dec. 1920. 

ALEXANDER AITKEN MORTON, 
born Dunfermline 22nd March 1893 ; 
son of George M. and Christina 
Spowart; educated at High School, Dun- 
fermline, Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. 
(1915), B.D. (1918); licen. by Presb. of 
Dunfermline 1st May 1918; served in 
European War in R.A.M.C. for eighteen 
months; assistant at Markinch; ord. 17th 
Nov. 1922. Marr. 17th July 1924, Jessie 
Simpson, elder daugh. of James Brown, 
Cowdenbeath. 

MONIMAIL. 

[The church of Monimail formed a pre- 
bend of St Andrews, and was a mensal 
kirk of the Archbishop. In the parish there 
was a Well of St Curadan.] 



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DAVID SPENS, adm. before 1562; 
1562 trans, to Carnbee about 1567. 

ALEXANDER JARDEN, min. of Kil- 
1568 s Pi n die in 1563 ; was suspended by 
the General Assembly 31st Dec. 1563 
for ante-nuptial fornication, but was in con- 
sideration of his public satisfaction, restored 
by it 29th July 1564; adm. Aug. 1568; 
had Collessie, Auchtermuchty, and Abdie 
in his charge in 1574 ; removed to Col- 
lessie before 1578 but returned in 1579 ; 
was a member of Assembly April 1581. — 
[Wodrow Miscell. ; Calderwood's Hist., ii. 
247, iii. 445.] 

^ ANDREW BENNET, reader at Forgan 
1585 1574 to 1580 ; adm. min. of Creich 
in 1583 ; trans, and adm. in 1585 ; 
was one of those called before the Court 
of High Commission for admitting a min. 
to Strathmiglo without the Archbishop's 
sanction ; was still min. 1st Oct. 1639 ; 
died before 14th Sept. 1641. He marr. 
Margaret Beatton, who died 24th March 
1618, and had issue — Andrew, min. of 
Creich ; Robert, min. of Kilrenny ; James, 
min. of Auchtermuchty ; William, his suc- 
cessor ; Elizabeth ; Katherine (marr., cont. 
26th Oct. 1627, John Kinloch, portioner of 
Luthrie) ; Mary (marr. James Wedderburn, 
min. of Moonzie); Grizel (marr. James 
Shaw of Seggie). — [St Andreivs Tests. ; 
Calderwood's Hist. ; Reg. of Deeds, lxxviii. 
137, cccvi. 404, 29th Dec. 1637 ; Gen. Beg. 
Sas. xxii., 40, 262; Prot.-Book Pat. Carrail; 
G. R. Inhib., 21st Aug. 1622.] 

v WILLIAM BENNET, son of preceding; 
1626 M.A. ; adm. before 3rd Nov. 1626; 
trans, to Trinity Parish, Edinburgh, 
28th Oct. 1641 (cf. Vol. L, 132). He had 
issue — Euphemia, who died before 16th 
June 1640. 

DAVID ORME, born 1602, son of David 
1641 ®' (°^ ^ Mugdrum family), bailie 
of Newburgh, and Elizabeth Philip ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. 
(1623) ; was on the Exercise at Perth 26th 
April 1626 ; adm. to Newburgh in 1631 ; 
trans, and adm. 30th Dec. 1641 ; was found 
guilty by Commission of Assembly, 21st 
March 1646, of maintaining the lawfulness 



of treating with James, Marquess of 
Montrose, and was ordered to declare on 
his conscience in the churches of Monimail 
and Cupar that he knew nothing but 
soundness of judgment in the doctrine of 
Mr Robert Blair and Mr Patrick Gillespie. 
He was ordered by the Synod, 29th Sept. 
1657, to cease from farming land he had at 
Newburgh as it diverted him from his call- 
ing. He died at Cupar, 29th June 1684. He 
marr. Agnes, daugh. of Alexander Jamieson, 
merchant burgess of Cupar, and had issue 
— William, his successor ; Elizabeth. — 
[Lamont's Diary, 100 ; Balfour's Hist. 
Works ; Fife Sas., xi., 290 ; Fife Homings, 
xxvi., 387.] 

WILLIAM ORME, son of preceding; 
16 „ Q educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (26th July 1670); adm. (col- 
league) 23rd July 1679 ; still min. 4th 
April 1683. He marr. Katherine, daugh. 
of Alexander Campbell of Carsgownie, 
and had issue — Alexander ; David. — [Mac- 
farlane's Gen. Coll., ii. 170.] 

JAMES ROSS, probably son of Alex- 
1686 an d er R-> m i n - °f Monymusk ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews 24th 
July 1675 ; recommended for licence 10th 
July 1678 by Presb. of Auchterarder ; adm. 
20th May 1686 ; deprived in 1689 for not 
reading the Proclamation of the Estates,etc; 
was consecrated a bishop of the Nonjurant 
Church at Edinburgh 29th Nov. 1726 ; died 
at Cupar in April 1733, aged about 78. He 
marr. (1) 5th June 1688, Euphemia (died 
6th June 1704), daugh. of Mungo Car- 
michael, brother to Sir David C. of 
Balmadies, and had issue — James, born 
1689 ; Barbara : (2) Ann Barclay, who died 
5th Sept. 1737.— [Dunbog Sess. Reg. ; The 
Rebuffer rebuffed ; Fife Sas., xiv., 262.] 

EDWARD JAMESON, M.A. (Edin- 
1690 burgh, July 1643) ; min. of Swinton 
in 1647 ; dep. in 1661 ; again min. in 
1687; adm. here in 1690; died 8th Feb. 
1704. He marr. Catherine Congilton, and 
had issue — George, min. of St Martins ; 
William ; Grace (marr. Andrew Robertson, 
surgeon, Edinburgh). — [St Andrews Tests. ; 
Dunheld Tests. ; Wodrow's Anal. ; Reg. of 
Deeds, Durie, 10th June 1673.] 



166 



MONIMAIL 



[PRESB. OF 



ANDREW MELVILLE, eldest son of 
_ Thomas M., descended from the 
family of Carnbee ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; called 20th June, and 
ord. 18th Sept. 1705 ; died 29th July 1736. 
He marr. Helen, youngest daugh. of Robert 
Whytt of Bennochy, advocate, and had 
issue — General Robert, LL.D., of Strath- 
kinness, an eminent military officer and 
antiquary, born 12th Oct. 1723, died 29th 
Aug. 1809; Thomas, born 1726, died at 
Geneva, Dec. 1753; Janet, born 1727 
(marr. Sir Robert Preston, min. of Cupar) ; 
Anne, born 1729. — [Douglas's Baronage, 
529 ; Connolly's Fifeshire Biog., 328.] 

FREDERICK CARMICHAEL, M.A. ; 
m7 called 18th Nov. 1736; ord. 31st 
March 1737 ; trans, to Inveresk 15th 
April 1741. 



GERSHOM CARMICHAEL, brother of 
T742 P rece ding; called 4th Dec. 1741; 
ord. 22nd April 1742 ; trans, to 
Second Charge, Dundee, 1st Aug. 1751. 

DAVID HUNTER, M.A.; called 19th 
7 „ March, and ord. 6th May 1752; 
trans, to Second Charge, St Andrews, 
17th Oct. 1765. 

ROGER MOODIE, son of Roger M. ; 
1766 M.A. (Edinburgh 1719); elected a 
" doctor" (assistant master) in George 
Heriot's Hospital, Edinburgh, 11th Nov. 
1746; and schoolmaster there 6th Sept. 1749; 
licen. by Presb. of Haddington 4th Aug. 
1752; ord. to Gartly 11th May 1757; pres. 
by David, Earl of Leven, in March, trans, 
and adm. 24th July 1766 ; died 28th Nov. 
1775. He marr. 10th June 1757, Margaret 
(died 16th Oct. 1806), daugh. of William 
Scott of Bavelaw, and had issue — William, 
D.D., min. of St Andrew's, Edinburgh, born 
2nd July 1759 ; Charles, born 8th July 
1761 ; Barbara, born 14th May 1763 (marr. 
James M'Cracken, servant to Colonel 
Arbuthnot ; he divorced her in 1798) ; 
John, born 14th April 1765, died 9th Aug. 
1766 ; Leslie, min. of Inveresk, born 29th 
Dec. 1766; Jean, bom 24th Oct. 1768 



(marr., pro. 26th Nov. 1791, James Storrie, 
surgeon) ; Nisbet, born 12th Aug. 1774, 
died 13th March 1775. — \Consistorial Pro- 
cesses, 1125.] 

SAMUEL MARTIN, born 17th July 
1776 1740, son of John M., schoolmaster, 
of Anstruther Easter ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; tutor in the family 
of Thomas Shairp of Houston ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dalkeith 3rd Aug. 1762 ; ord. to 
Balmaghie 29th Sept. 1768; pres. by 
David, Earl of Leven, 11th May, and 
app. 29th May 1775 one of the Assembly's 
Paraphrase Committee, but did not take 
much part in the actual work ; trans. 
and adm. 24th Sept. 1776; D.D. (St 
Andrews, 16th April 1798); died 12th 
Sept. 1829. He was chaplain to Lord High 
Commissioner, David, Earl of Leven and 
Melville. He marr. 31st Oct. 1768, Eliza- 
beth Lawson, who died 8th March 1818, 
aged 79, and had issue — John, D.D., min. 
of Kirkcaldy, born 16th Dec. 1769 ; Ann, 
born 2nd July 1771 (marr. 4th Sept. 1799, 
Walter Brodie, farmer, Pitarrow), died 31st 
Aug. 1828; Mary, born 18th July 1773, 
died 29th Nov. 1858; Elizabeth, born 8th 
Dec. 1775, died 4th Nov. 1833 ; David, born 
2nd Oct. 1777 ; Wilhelmina, born 7th June 
1779, died 10th Oct. 1859 ; Jean, born 7th 
July 1781 (marr. 2nd March 1808, John 
Pitcairn of Kinnaird), died 14th Sept. 1847 ; 
Barbara, born 11th Feb. 17S3 (marr. James 
Miller, min. of Monikie). Publications — 
He was author of the Twelfth Paraphrase 
in the 1781 Collection. Religious Divisions 
considered, and the Christian Use of them 
pointed out, a sermon (Glasgow, 1768) ; 
The Preservation and Transmission of the 
Scriptures, Evidences of their Truth, a 
sermon (Edinburgh, 1779) ; A Poetical 
Epistle, addressed to the Princess of Wales 
on her Reception in Britain (Edinburgh, 
1795) ; An Epiistle in Verse, occasioned by 
the Death of James Bosioell of Avchinleck 
(Edinburgh, 1795) ; Sermons, chiefly occa- 
sional, on Important Subjects (Cupar, 1804); 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, 
ii.). — [Reid's The Kirk above Dee Water 
(portrait), 81-99 ; Maclagan's The Scottish 
Paraphrases, 41.] 



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167 



JAMES BEODIE, grandson of preced- 

1829 * n ^' k° rn 26t ^ June 1800, son of 
Walter B., farmer, Pitarrow, and 
Ann Martin ; educated at Marischal 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (1817) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Ellon 27th March 1822; pres. by 
David, Earl of Leven and Melville, Sept. 
1828 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 14th 
Jan. 1829. Joined the Free Church in 
1843; min. of Bow of Fife Free Church 
1843-78 ; clerk to the Free Synod of Fife ; 
died 3rd Feb. 1878. He marr. 1st Nov. 
1830, his cousin Margaret (died 22nd Feb. 
1871), daugh. of John Martin, D.D., min. 
of Kirkcaldy, and had issue — Walter, born 
9th May 1832, died 1911 ; John Martin, 
born 6th Nov. 1833, died 16th Sept. 1846 ; 
James, born 21st June 1835, died 31st May 
1837 ; Margaret, born 13th July 1837, died 
27th Jan. 1844; Samuel Martin, born 9th 
Jan. 1839, died 1869 ; James, born 9th Jan. 
1843, died 11th March 1844. Publications 
— A Memoir of Annie M'Donald [grand- 
mother of Alexander and John Bethune], a 
self-taught Cottager (1832 ; 3rd ed., 1849) ; 
The Alphabet Explained, or the Science of 
Articulate Sounds described, illustrated, 
and viewed in connection with the Origin 
and History of Nations (Edinburgh, 1840) ; 
Remarks on the Headship of Christ and 
the present Position of the Church of Scot- 
land (Cupar, 1842) ; The Design for which 
the Sabbath was Instituted and the Manner 
the Day should be Observed (No. IV., 
Tracts on the Sabbath, Dundee, 1847) ; 
The Rational Creation (Edinburgh, 1855) ; 
An Inquiry into the Apocalypse, with an 
Endeavour to ascertain our present Position 
on the Chart of Time (Edinburgh, 1861); 
Remarks on the Antiquity and Nature of 
Man (Edinburgh, 1864) ; Papers offered for 
Discussion at the Meeting of the British 
Association at Dundee (London, 1867) ; 
Our present position on the Chart of 
Time as revealed in the Word of God 
(Edinburgh, 1870); The True Text of the 
Old Testament (Edinburgh, 1873) ; Science 
and Scripture (Edinburgh, 1875) ; Account 
of the Parish (New Stat. Ace., ix.) ; 
Sermon LXXXI. (Free Church Pulpit, 
ii.).— [The Fife Pulpit, 85-96; Connolly's 
Fifiana, 52.] 



WILLIAM LEITCH, born Eothesay, 
la43 1814, second son of John L. ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; B.A. 
(1837), M.A. (1838); licen. in 1839; assist- 
ant to Professor of Astronomy, Glasgow ; 
assistant at Arbroath and Kirkden ; pres. 
by David, Earl of Leven and Melville ; 
ord. 8th Sept. 1843; res. 5th Nov. 1861 
on appointment as Principal and Primarius 
Professor of Divinity, Queen's College, 
Kingston, Canada ; D.D. (Glasgow, 1860) ; 
Moderator of Synod of Church of Scotland 
in Canada in 1862 ; died at Kingston 9th 
May 1864, and was buried at Monimail. 
He was a distinguished astronomer, natu- 
ralist, and mathematician. He marr. 12th 
May 1846, Euphemia (died 8th Aug. 1853, 
aged 32), youngest daugh. of George 
Paterson of Cunnoquhie, and had issue — 
Moncrieff, born 19th Jan. 1848 ; John, born 
10th July 1849; William, born 20th May 
1851, died 16th March 1852; George, born 
26th June 1853, died 27th April 1854. 
Publications — God's Glory in the Heavens 
(London and Edinburgh, 1862; 2nd 
edition, 1863) ; The Missionary's Warrant, 
a sermon (Church of Scot. Pulpit), (Edin- 
burgh, 1845) ; Missions and Missionaries, 
a sermon (Glasgow, 1881). — [Connolly's 
Fife Biog., 268.] 



JAMES MACGREGOR, trans, from High 
Parish, Paisley, 7th Aug. 1862 ; trans, 
to Tron Parish, Glasgow, 10th March 
1864 (cf. Vol. I., p. 99). Publications— 
The Church of the Present Day [St Giles 
Lectures, 1st series] (Edinburgh, 1881) ; 
Religion of Ancient Rome, 2nd series, 
(Edinburgh, 1882) ; Disestablishment and 
Disendowment, 6th series (Edinburgh, 
1886) ; Reunion of the Scottish Church on 
the lines of the Reformation [Assembly 
Closing Address] (Edinburgh, 1891 ; a 
translation into Gaelic by John Whyte, 
published 1891). 



DAVID SKINNER MAXWELL, born 

Jamaica, 1829, son of James M., 

M.D., and Ann Giscombe ; educated 

at Univ. of St Andrews ; ord. to Milngavie 

20th Dec. 1855 ; trans, to Melville Parish, 



168 



M0NIMA1L— MOONZIE 



[PRESB. OF 



Montrose, 7th Dec. 1858 ; pres. by Lady 
Elizabeth Leslie Melville Cartwright ; 
trans, and adm. 12th May 1864 ; res. 17th 
May 1875 ; went to Australia ; died 1st 
May 1914. He marr. 7th Oct. 1856, 
Margaret (died 12th June 1920), eldest 
daugh. of George Arnott, collector of 
Customs, Grangemouth, and Marion 
Smith, and had issue — James Orman, 
born 16th Aug. 1857 ; George Arnott, 
born 30th April 1859 ; David Myles, born 
15th June 1861 ; Eobert, born 1863 ; John 
Kamsay, born 22nd May 1865.— [The Fife 
Pulpit, 108-17.] 

DAVID LAIKD ADAMS, M.A., B.D. ; 

1875 ord. 23rd Sept. 1875; res. 17th Nov. 

1881 on appointment as Professor 

of Hebrew and Oriental languages, Univ. 

of Edinburgh (q.v.). 

JAMES BRUNTON, born Inverkip, 
1882 1849, son of James Halle B., school- 
master, and Ann Baird ; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1866), B.D. 
(1870) ; app. to Thornton in 1872 ; ord. to 
Middle Parish, Perth, 16th Oct. 1874; 
trans, and adm. 11th May 1882; died 12th 
May 1905. He marr. 20th July 1887, Emily 
Catherine Brown (born 5th Dec. 1860, died 
s.p. 13th Feb. 1901), daugh. of Francis Brown 
Douglas, Melville, Ladybank. 



1905 



ALEXANDER, JAMES MARSHALL, 
born 5th Aug. 1864, son of Andrew 
M. and Agnes Ford Hutton ; edu- 
cated at Burgh School, Linlithgow, Daniel 
Stewart's College, and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1891) ; licen. by Presb. of Linlithgow 
9th May 1894 ; assistant at Linlithgow, 
St Stephen's, Edinburgh, and Blackfriars' 
Glasgow ; ord. to Toward 27th April 1897 ; 
trans, to Gillingham, Kent, Nov. 1900 ; 
trans, and adm. here 27th Sept. 1905. 
Marr. 12th Feb. 1913, Mildred Luscombe, 
daugh. of Thomas Hutton, Cape Town, and 
Mildred Eider Luscombe, and has issue — 
Alexander George Waldie, born 6th Dec. 
1913 ; Mildred Agnes, born 31st Aug. 1916 ; 
Marjory Luscombe, born 9th April 1918 ; 
David Waldie, born 30th April 1921. 



MOONZIE, or AUCHTER- 
MOONSIE. 

[The church of Auchtermoonsie was 
dedicated to the Holy Trinity. It belonged 
to the ministry of the Red Friars at Scot- 
landwell. From 1564 to 1625 the parishes 
of Cupar-Fife and Auchtermoonsie were 
united.] 

Sir WILLIAM GEEG, reader from 

1574 1574 to 1576; died before 2nd 

March 1595-6.— [St Andrews Tests.] 

GILBEET MEESCHELL, reader from 
1578 1578 to 1579. 

ADAM MITCHELL, educated at St 
1608 Salvator's College, St Andrews; 
became min. of Cupar May 1573; 
app. by Privy Council 6th March 1589 
one of the commissioners for the main- 
tenance of the true religion within Fife ; 
was falsely accused of adultery in 1601 ; 
trans, to Creich before 1607 ; trans, and 
adm. in 1608; died 30th Aug. 1620. He 
marr. (1) Christian Christison : (2) (cont. 
2nd Oct. 1604) Catherine, daugh. of Alex- 
ander Forsyth of Nydie, who survived 
him, and had issue — Janet ; Margaret. — 
[St Andrews Tests. ; G. R. Inhib., xxvii., 
165 ; Fife Sheriff-Court Booh, 5th June 
1596 ; Reg. of Deeds, cxix., 388.] 



1623 



JAMES WEDDEEBURN, son of Alex- 
ander W. of Pittormie and Christian 
Fairny ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; M.A. (22nd July 1608) ; adm. 
before 24th Nov. 1623 ; joined Protesting 
Party in 1651 ; died May 1661, aged about 
73. He marr. (cont. 9th Oct. 1623) 
Mary, daugh. of Andrew Bennet, min. of 
Monimail, and had issue — Alexander, min. 
of Kilmarnock; James, his successor; 
Andrew, min. of Liff; Bessie, died Nov. 
1675 ; Beatrice (marr. 1672, Patrick 
Crombie, merchant, Cupar), died 1699. — 
[Lamont's Diary, 24, 136 ; Prot. Book of 
Pat. Carswell ; Reg. Mag. Sig., xi., 575 ; 
Fife Sas., xii. 330, xix. 59, xx. 369; 
Wedderburn Booh, L, xxxviii.] 



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169 



JAMES WEDDERBURN, born 1635, 
second son of preceding; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews ; M. A. 
(13th May 1658); called 8th May, and 
adm. (colleague) 1st Sept. 1659 ; deprived 
by Act of Parliament 11th June, and 
Decreet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; 
further decreet of Council against him 
and others 16th July 1671 for keeping 
conventicles ; died of fever 23rd July 1687. 
He marr. 11th Dec. 1660, Jean Inglis, 
in the parish of Cupar, and had issue — 
William, drowned 9th July 1687 ; David ; 
Helen, bapt. 22nd Nov. 1663, died May 
1666; John, died June 1671; Alexander, 
died 22nd Aug. 1683; Isobel, died April 
1666 ; Beatrix, died April 1671 ; Margaret, 
died Oct. 1675; Mary, died 30th June 
1690.— [Lamont's Diary, 118; Monteith's 
Mort. ; Rogers's Scottish Monuments and 
Tombstones, ii., 83 ; Reg. of Deeds, 10th 
Feb. 1699; Wedderburn Book, L, xxxix., 
233.] 

DAVID BAYNE, M.A. ; adm. before 
17th Aug. 1675 ; trans, to Kinglassie 



1675 



29th Oct. 1678. 



1685 



WILLIAM MONCREIFF, eldest son 
of George M., min. of Arngask ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (25th July 1663); adm. before 7th 
Oct. 1685 ; died non compos mentis 4th 
Sept. 1711, aged about 68. He marr. (1) 
his cousin, Nicholas, second daugh. of 
Archibald Moncreiff, min. of Abernethy, 
and had issue — Archibald, min. of Black- 
ford ; David, physician ; Mary (marr. 
Andrew Ure, min. of Fossoway) : (2) 
Euphemia (died at Edinburgh 1715), 
daugh. of John Alexander, procurator- 
fiscal of the Commissariot of St Andrews 
and widow of John Corstorphine, third 
son of John C. of Nydie).— [House of 
Moncreiff, 142 ; Macfarlane's Gen. Coll., 
ii., 201 ; Edin. Tests. ; Greyfriars Burials.'] 

JAMES BOSS (probably min. of 
Monimail and temporarily officiat- 
ing) ; deprived by Privy Council 
3rd Sept. 1689, for not reading Proclama- 
tion of Estates, etc. 



SAMUEL NAIRNE, M.A. ; ord. before 
16go 22nd July 1690 ; trans, to Errol 12th 
Jan. 1692. 

ANDEEW YOUNG, said to have been 
1698 P rev i° us ly a captain of dragoons 
and to have officiated at Cupar ; 
called in May, and ord. 21st Nov. 1693 ; 
died after 26th Sept. 1699. He marr. and 
had issue — Agnes (marr. William Thom- 
son, min. of Flisk). 

WILLIAM MYLES, born 1670, son of 
1700 William M., min. of Flisk; M.A. 
(St Andrews, 14th July 1694) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Perth ; called 29th April, and 
ord. 12th Sept. 1700; died 21st Dec. 1745. 
He marr. June 1704, Margaret Dewar, in 
parish of Pittenweem, who died 15th July 
1731, aged 54, and had issue — Archibald, 
his successor ; Thomas, dyer, Cupar, born 
1714 ; Helen ; Christian ; Margaret (marr. 
William Smibert, min. of Kilmany). — 
[Tombst. ; Services of Heirs ; Pittenweem 
Sess. Reg.] 

ARCHIBALD MYLES, son of 
1739 P rece( iing; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh; M.A. (19th March 1724); 
licen. by Presb. of Cupar 1st June 1731 ; 
called 3rd Aug., and ord. (assistant and 
successor) 4th Sept. 1739 ; died 22nd Nov. 
1754, aged about 46. 

- DAVID BURN, pres. by David Kinloch 
117 __ of Gilmerton in May, and ord. 24th 
July 1755; trans, to Largo 12th 
Oct. 1769. 

ROBERT SWAN, brother of John S. 
117170 of Prestonhall ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews ; M.A. (1755) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Cupar 11th May 1762; pres. 
by George, Earl of Crawford, in April, and 
ord. 9th Aug. 1770; died 15th March 1776. 
He marr. 20th Dec. 1771, Anne (died 14th 
May 1776), daugh. of Andrew Pitcairn, 
writer, Edinburgh. — [St Andrews Tests.] 

ANDREW IRELAND, born 1746 ; licen. 

17 „„ by Presb. of Cupar 4th Sept. 1770 ; 

pres. by George, Earl of Crawford, 

Aug. 1776; ord. 12th March 1777 ; died 

21st Nov. 1806. He marr. 14th June 1777, 



170 



MOONZIE— NEWBURGH 



[PKESB. OF 



1807 



Isobel Hunter, who died 11th July 1813, 
and had issue — James, born 25th May 
1784, died 17th June 1804. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace., viii.). 

ALEXANDER KID, born Cupar, 1781 ; 

educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 

M.A. (1799); licen. by Presb. of 
Fordoun 17th Dec. 1802; pres. by com- 
missioner for William, Earl of Crawford, 
25th Nov. 1806 ; lord. 3rd Sept. 1807 ; 
D.D. (St Andrews, 30th Nov. 1837); died 
24th Oct. 1846. He marr. 13th Dec. 1837, 
Ann (died 17th June 1846), daugh. of 
Laurence Adamson, D.D., min. of Cupar. 
Publication — Account of the Parish {Neiv 
Stat. Ace, ix.). 

ALEXANDER FORBES, born 1802, 
son of James F., land overseer, and 
Janet Robertson ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews; ord. 19th April 1847; 
died 25th Nov. 1857. He marr. 1st Feb. 
1848, Susan (died 14th Oct. 1902), youngest 
daugh. of Lieut. Hugh M'Whinnie, R.N., 
and had issue— James, born 20th May 1849, 
died 10th April 1857; Hugh Macgregor, 
born 14th Oct. 1850; Barbara, born 20th 
May 1852, died 19th Dec. 1856 ; Alexander, 
born 15th Dec. 1853; a daugh., born 5th 
March 1858 (posthumous). 

JOHN MURRAY, born 1st Sept. 1810, 
18Ka son of George M., min. of North 
Berwick; ord. 6th May 1858; died 
at Innerleithen 16th June 1875. 

GERARD MIDDLETON, born Birse, 

1871 10t ^ ^ ept " 1837 ' son °^ ^°' m ^"' , 
farmer, Midstrath, and Mary Harper ; 

educated at Grammar School and Univ. 

of Aberdeen; M.A. (1858); licen. by Presb. 

of Kincardine O'Neil in 1862; assistant at 

Kennethmont ; ord. chaplain to Badulla, 

Ceylon, in 1865 ; returned home in 1870 ; 

assistant at Cupar-Fife ; adm. assistant 

and successor in 1871 ; died 24th Dec. 1880. 

He marr. in 1872, Jane (died 23rd Dec. 

1913), daugh. of Richard Haugh, Stainton, 

Cumberland, and had issue — William 

Gerard, born 1874; Annie Holmes, born 

1878; Jessie, born 1880 (marr. a German 

professor). 



ANDREW PRINGLE HOGARTH, 
born Cupar, 21st Sept. 1848, son of 
George H., bank agent, Cupar, and 
Mary Ogilvie Pearson ; educated at Madras 
Academy and Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. 
by Presb. of Cupar 3rd May 1870 ; assistant 
at Monigaff, Penninghame, and Tron, Edin- 
burgh ; ord. as Indian chaplain 7th May 
1873 ; trans, and adm. loth July 1881 ; 
died unman-. 17th Sept. 1908. 



1909 



SAMUEL SOMERVILLE SANDER- 
SON, born Edinburgh, 19th Aug. 
1873, son of David S. and Janet 
M'Arthur ; educated at Royal High School 
and Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1895); 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 1899 ; 
assistant at Scoonie, Maxton, Trinity, and 
Lady Yester's, Edinburgh ; ord. 26th Feb. 
1909. 

NEWBURGH. 

[The district now forming this parish was 
of old part of Abdie, and was ministered 
to by a chapel of St Katherine. In 1632 
the parish of Newburgh was disjoined and 
erected. A fair of St Katherine was held 
in Newburgh, and also a Lammas fair. 
There was a Well of the Nine Maidens in 
this parish and, at Lindores beside the 
Abbey, a Well of St Andrew. St Andrew's 
Tironensian Abbey of Lindores was founded 
here in 1178 by David, Earl of Huntingdon, 
brother of Malcolm IV. and of William 
the Lion. In its choir was buried the 
Prince Alexander, elder son of Alexander 
III. There too was laid David, Duke of 
Rothesay, son of Robert III. He died at 
the Castle of Falkland on 26th March 
1402. The ruins of the Abbey are now but 
scanty. The church has been about 180 
feet long, and of stately proportions, with 
wide transepts. Mugdrum Cross and Cross 
Macduff are remarkable ancient monu- 
ments in the neighbourhood.] 



1610 



ALEXANDER MACDUFF, M.A. (St 
Andrews 1603); min. about 1610; 
elected first min. of the Scottish Kirk 

at Campvere 14th July 1613; died Sept. 

1625, aged about 43.— [Stevens's Scottish 



CUPAR] 



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171 



Church, Rotterdam, 290-4 ; The Scottish 
Staple at Veere, 274-7.] 

JAMES LESLIE, natural son of John 
1622 k - ™ Brechin ; educated at Univ. 
' "' of St Andrews; M.A. (22nd July 
1608); schoolmaster here 2nd Sept. 1611 
to 1st Oct. 1622 ; adm. 1st Oct. 1622 ; 
died in 1631, aged 43. He marr. Elizabeth 
Winton, and had issue — Lieut.-col. Patrick, 
died before 1st March 1648.— [Beg. Mag. 
Sig., ix., 1933 ; Fife Sas., v., 189 ; Beg. Sec. 
Sig. ; Lindores Abbey and Newburgh, 205.] 

DAVID OEME, M.A.; pres. by Charles I. 
._„- 8th June ; adm. and coll. in 1631 ; 
trans, to Monimail 30th Dec. 1641. 

DAVID RAIT, M.A.; adm. in 1642; 
1642 trans, to Dairsie before 1646. 

LAURENCE OLIPHANT, brother of 
1646 William 0., min. of Dunfermline ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1636) ; adm. before 7th April 1646 ; 
conformed to Episcopacy in 1662 ; died 
between 16th Oct. 1670 and 12th Feb. 
1671. Two women were hanged at Cupar 
in Nov. 1661 for burning his manse. He 
marr. (1) pro. 7th April 1643, Janet, daugh. 
of Henry Cheape of Ormiston, and had 
issue — Henry of Hattonhill : (2) 16th July 
1658, Janet Young, who died at Cupar 1st 
Nov. 1713, and had issue — John ; James ; 
Jean (marr. John Malcolm, writer, Cupar. 
— [Lamont's Diary, 142; Inq. Bet. 'Gen., 
5490; Beg. Mag. Sig., 182, 4; Fife Sas., 
vi. 382, viii. 516, xviii. 33; Fife Sheriff- 
Court Deeds, 5th Nov. 1688 ; Edin. Marr. 
Beg.] 

^ROBERT BAYNE, son of James B. 
1672 °^ Findail, parish of Muthill; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (22nd July 1665) ; had a testimonial 
for licence from the Presb. of Auchterarder 
24th Feb. 1669; adm. 11th April 1672; 
died June 1684, aged about 39. He marr. 
Elizabeth Cunninghame, and had issue — 
Robert ; Marion ; John ; James. His 
widow marr. (2) 1687, John Fairfull — [St 
Andrews Tests. ; Inq. Bet. de Tut., 1051.] 



WILLIAM GRANT, son of John G. 
of Ballindalloch ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen ; M.A. (3rd July 
1679) ; adm. 27th Aug. 1685 ; deprived by 
Privy Council 4th Sept. 1689, for not read- 
ing the Proclamation of the Estates, etc. ; 
continued to reside in the parish till 
26th March 1701, and was apparently re- 
duced to great straits ; died at Edinburgh 
21st Jan. 1715, aged about 56. He marr. 
Anna, daugh. of George Lundy of Drums. 
— [Greyfriars Burials ; Privy Covmcil 
Decreets, 13th March 1694 ; G. B. Homings, 
18th Feb. 1686 ; Laing's Lindores and New- 
burgh, 266.] 

THOMAS FERNIE, M.A. (St 
16gs Andrews, 27th July 1692); licen. 
by Presb. of Cupar 15th June 1697 ; 
called by it jure devoluto 17th Aug. that 
year; ord. 8th Feb. 1698; died May 1699, 
aged about 27. 

JOSEPH PITCAIRN, M.A. ; ord. 7th 
„ M May 1700; trans, to Kingsbarns 
10th Sept. 1701. 

JOHN SETHRUM, called 2nd Dec. 



1702 



1701; ord. 29th April 1702; trans, 
to Gladsmuir 25th Jan. 1711. 



ROBERT LAING of Lindores Abbey ; 
711 licen. by Presb. of Biggar 4th Sept. 
1707 ; ord. to Crawfordjohn 9th 
March 1709 ; called 10th April, and adm. 
17th July 1711 ; bought Lindores Abbey 
from Sir Alexander Leslie ; died 2nd 
June 1749. He marr. 6th Aug. 1716, 
Margaret Gillespie, who died 19th Nov. 
1749, and had issue — John ; Robert (who 
sold Lindores in 1753 to Peter Hay of 
Leys). 

ROBERT WRIGHT, born 1723; called 
,„ „ 11th Oct. 1750 ; ord. 21st Feb. 1751 ; 
died 6th April 1762. He marr. (1) 
29th April 1751, Mary, daugh. of John 
Wright, merchant, Glasgow, and had issue 
—Giles, born 3rd May 1752 ; Mary, bom 
9th Aug. 1754 : (2) 20th April 1758, 
Margaret Robertson, who died 20th March 
1772, and had issue — Robert, born 27th 
Nov. 1760. 



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NEWBURGH 



[PRESB. OF 



JOHN MILLAR, M.A. ; pres. by tutors 
176 „ of John Hay of Leys in Aug., and ord. 
23rd Sept. 1762 ; trans, to Inehture 
1st June 1774. 

WILLIAM DUNCAN, M.A. ; pres. by 
1775 John Hay Balfour of Leys Oct. 1774 ; 
ord. 2nd March 1775 ; trans, to 
Abernethy (Perth), 13th July 1780. 

THOMAS STUAET, born 1751, son 
178S of Alexander S., farmer, Gask (an 
Appir Stuart who fought at Cul- 
loden), and Margaret Dewar, whose sister, 
Emily Dewar, hid the colours in the pump 
at the "Auld Hoose o ! Gask" when 
Cumberland's soldiers came to search for 
them ; while studying theology at Univ. 
of Edinburgh, he became tutor to a boy 
named Hawes at Bath (who was under 
the charge of his relative, Frances Anna, 
Viscountess Vane), receiving a large salary 
and promises of promotion in the Church of 
England. Discovering that the Viscountess 
was the person whose immoralities had 
been described by Tobias Smollett twenty 
years before in chapter eighty-one of his 
novel Peregrine Pickle, he gave up the 
appointment. On his departure Lady 
Vane, with whom was standing Charles 
Fox, put a ring on his finger, remarking, 
" Had these wan cheeks been twenty 
years younger your Scotch pride might 
have been vanquished." He was licen. 
by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 14th May 1777 ; 
pres. by John Hay Balfour of Leys Aug. 
1780, but owing to much opposition and 
a competing presentation by the Town 
Council of Newburgh who objected to 
Stuart because he wore silk stockings and 
buckled shoes, the settlement was delayed. 
His ordination on 1st Sept. 17S5 was carried 
through under protection of the military, 
and the parishioners in their contempt 
smeared the pulpit with filth, and after- 
wards erected a meeting-house in the parish. 
By his prudence and perseverance, S. so 
overcame the dislike of the people, that on 
a vacancy in the meeting-house its ad- 
herents consulted him in the choice of a 
successor ; D.D. (Edinburgh, 27th March 
1794); died unmarr. 5th May 1819. He 
was affianced to Euphemia (who died 



before the day fixed for their marriage), 
daugh. of George Clephane of Carslogie. 
Publication — Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat.' Ace, viii.). He is said 
to have assisted in the composing of the 
Paraphrases, and claimed authorship of 
the ballad, Avid Robin Gray, commonly 
attributed to Lady Anne Barnard. — 
[Chambers's Life of Smollett ; An Old 
Scottish Divine, the Rev. Dr Thomas Stua7-t, 
Minister of Xeioburgh, by John Stirton, 
minister of Crathie (Forfar, 1910).] 

DAVID WILLIAMSON, born 1764; 
1820 educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
licen. by Presb. of Cupar 10th Aug. 
1790; ord. to Ferryport - on - Craig 7th 
March 1795 ; pres. by the commissioner 
for David, Earl of Mansfield, Sept. 1819; 
trans, and adrn. 27th Jan. 1820 ; died 9th 
Feb. 1833. He marr. 23rd July 1816, Agnes 
Steel, who died 16th Oct. 1826, and had 
issue — Agnes Geikie, born 25th July 1817 ; 
Christian Isabella, born 30th April 1819; 
Isabella Crichton, born 14th Nov. 1820; 
Margaret, born 17th Aug. 1822 ; Sarah 
Smith, born 30th July 1824. 

JOHN ANDERSON, born 1796, son of 
John A., merchant, and Provost of 
Newburgh, and Margaret, daugh. 
of Alexander Stuart, and sister of Thomas 
Stuart, D.D., min. of this parish ; educated 
at Parish School and Univs. of St Andrews 
and Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Cupar 
19th Dec. 1820; ord. to Dunbarney 9th 
Aug. 1821 ; pres. by Capt. Hay of Leys in 
July ; trans, and adm. 26th Sept. 1833 ; 
D.D. (St Andrews 30th Nov. 1837) ; died 
at Nice 16th March 1864, and interred in 
the Church of England burying ground 
there. An eminent archaeologist and 
geologist, he had several fossils called after 
him. Dr A. was a candidate for the office 
of Principal of St Mary's College, St 
Andrews. He marr. 6th Sept. 1821, Janet 
(died 15th July 1873), daugh. of David 
Thomson, Newburgh, who was descended 
on her mother's side from the Clackman- 
nanshire branch of the Haigs of Bemer- 
syde, and had issue — John, D.D., min. of 
Kinnoull, born 13th May 1822. Publica- 
tions — The Pastoral Office of Christ, a 



1833 



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173 



sermon (Edinburgh, 1835) ; A Catechism 
of the Lord's Prayer (Edinburgh, 1838); 
Address to the Minister and Parishioners 
of Flish (Cupar, 1843); The Course of 
Creation (London, 1850) ; A Monograph of 
the Yellow Sandstone and its remarkable 
Fossils and Remains in Dura Den (Edin- 
burgh, 1859) ; The Geology of Age : Man in 
his Present Aspects; The Geology of Scot- 
land (Pictorial History of Scotland : 1852) ; 
Gold Medal Prize Essay, Geology of Fife- 
shire (Trans. Highland Socy., 1838) ; Con- 
flicts of Science (Christian Mag., Oct. 
1854); Account of the Parish (New Stat. 
Ace, ix.). 

KOBEET EDGAR, born 1835, second 
1864 son °^ J° nn E., merchant, Dumfries ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1855); pres. by the Earl of Mansfield ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) to Gretna 10th 
May 1860; trans, and adm. 22nd Sept. 1864; 
D.D. (Glasgow, 1884) ; died 15th Sept. 1894. 
He marr. 28th July 1868, Helen Mary, elder 
daugh. of Oliver Russell, Edinburgh, and 
had issue — Anna Margaret, born 11th June 
1869 (marr. 20th July 1899, John Steel 
Henderson) ; Maud Mary, born 20th April 
1871 ; John, born 2nd Sept. 1872 ; Eleanor 
Russell, born 24th Sept. 1876 ; Janie 
Russell, born 6th June 1880.— [The Fife 
Pulpit, 20-7.] 

HUGH YOUNG ARNOTT, born Turriff 
18g5 24th April 1868, son of John A., 
schoolmaster, Kinloch, Perthshire, 
and Isabella Allison ; educated at Kinloch 
School and Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. (1890), 
B.D. (1893); Keen, by Presb. of Dunkeld 
9th May 1893 ; assistant at Lady Glen- 
orcliy's, Edinburgh ; ord. 12th April 1895 ; 
app. clerk of Presb. in 1918 ; served as Chap- 
lain to Forces during Great War (Colonel, 
Liverpool Scottish). Marr. 8th June 1904, 
Christina Dandie, daugh. of Robert Clerk, 
Newburgh. 



SPRINGFIELD (Q.S.). 

[The church was opened for worship 27th 
July 1862. The parish was disjoined from 
Cupar-Fife on 19th July 1865.] 



JAMES NIMMO, born Airdrie 17th 
March 1839, son of Adam N. and 
Jessie Geikie ; educated at Dollar 
Academy, Madras College, St Andrews, 
and Univs. of St Andrews and Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Cupar in 1862 ; assistant 
at Abdie ; ord. 26th Jan. 1865 ; adm. first 
min. of parish in 1865 ; died 4th March 
1905. He marr. 31st July 1866, Jane 
(born 14th Feb. 1841), daugh. of George 
Provan, and had issue — Annie White 
Provan, born 28th April 1867; Adam 
Prentice, W.S., born 4th Sept. 1870 ; Jessie 
Geikie M'Killop, born 6th June 1873 (marr. 
John Stuart Gowans, C.A., Edinburgh) ; 
Eliza Jane Provan, born 30th May 1878 
(marr. Robert Cousin, shipbroker, Glas- 
gow) ; George James, born 6th June 1881. 

WILLIAM THOMSON, ord. 20th July 
1905 1905; trans, to Kelty Chapel 7th 
Aug. 1919. 

DAVID LAIRD, born Cambuslang 20th 
1919 ^ C * - 1887, son °f Thomas Cowan L. 
and Martha Moffat ; educated at 
Kirkhill School, Cambuslang, Allan Glen's 
School, Glasgow, and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1915) ; student assistant at Dalziel, 
Motherwell, and Strathbungo ; licen. by 
Presb. of Hamilton April 1916 ; assistant 
at Partick; ord. 12th Dec. 1919. Marr. 
16th March 1920, Eliza Hamilton, elder 
daugh. of George Gray, The Haugh, 
Cambuslang, and Elizabeth Fleming. 



STRATHMIGLO. 

[The church of Strathmiglo was dedi- 
cated to St Martin. Its parish was a 
prebend of Dunkeld. At Gateside, within 
the bounds, there was a chapel of St Mary, 
with Our Lady's Well beside it.] 

GEORGE LESLIE, min. in 1562; 
trans, to Kilconquhar about 27th 



1562 



Dec. 1566. 



v WILLIAM BRAIDFUTE, min. of Kil- 
gour [Falkland]; also min. here, 
1567-74; pres. to the vicarage by 

James VI. 27th Jan. 1572. 



174 



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[PRESB. OF 



1574 



ALEXANDER MURE, a member of 
the Chapter of St Andrews prior 
to the Reformation ; min. at Kilgour 
[Falkland] and of this parish 18th Jan. 
1565-6 ; exhorter at Lathrisk in 1567 ; 
removed here in 1574, with Lathrisk, 
Kilgour, and Kirkforthar also in his 
charge ; still min. in 1581 when he was 
accused of marrying persons divorced for 
adultery. — [Booke of the Kirk ; Lyndesay's 
Perth Assembly ; Wodrow MiscelL] 

JAMES PITCAIRN, min. in 1585; 
1585 removed to Lathrisk before 1588. 

JAMES BALCANQUALL, min. in 
1588 ; still min. in 1608 ; died before 
1588 1624. He marr. Catherine Moncreiff 
(who survived him, and marr. (2) Archibald 
Graham in Strathmiglo), and had issue — 
William, served heir 1626, died before 
1633.— [Fife Sas., vi. 194, xi. 207; Beg. 
of Deeds, ccclxxxix., 373 ; Laing Charters, 
1989 ; Fife Horn., xxvi., 179 ; G. R. Sas., 
xxxii. 184, xxxvii. 117.] 

ROBERT MURRAY, M.A.; pres. by 
David, Lord Scone ; adm. (by three 
mins., irrespective of the Arch- 
bishop, as directed by the Presb.) in 1610 ; 
trans, to Methven in 1615. 

JOHN MURRAY, born 21st Jan. 1593, 
son of William M. of Ochtertyre ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (22nd July 1608); pres. by James 
VI. 10th Oct. 1615; adm. in 1616; died 
30th Oct. 1653. He marr. Christian, 
daugh. of James Haldane of Gleneagles 
and Lady Margaret Murray, daugh. of 
John, first Earl of Tullibardine, but had 
no issue — [Rec. Sec. Sig. ; Playfair's 
Baronetage, viii., app. vi. ; St Andrews 
Tests.; Baillie's Letters; Reg. Mag. Sig., 
ix. 1756, viii. 1417 ; G. R. Sas., xxiv., 306.] 

JOHN RIGG, son of William R., min. 
of Inverarity ; educated at Univ. 
1665 of St Andrews; M.A. (1646); was 
on the Exercise there 13th March 1650; 
adm. to Ferryport - on - Craig 15th Jan. 
1651 ; called 24th May, and adm. 20th 
Sept. 1655; conformed to Episcopacy; 
died between 18th Aug. 1680 and 6th Oct. 



1610 



1686 



1683. He marr. 29th Dec. 1657, Jean 
(died July 1711), eldest daugh. of William 
Moray of Bin in parish of Abernethy, 
and had issue — William, died young; 
David, born 1659, died 1682; Elizabeth, 
born 1662 (marr. 1694, James, son of Robert 
Balfour of Balbirnie) ; John, died young ; 
Andrew ; Thomas ; James, born 1671, 
served heir to his father 6th Oct. 1683, 
apprenticed to Edward Marjoribanks, mer- 
chant, Edinburgh, 15th Oct. 1690, died 
1712; John, born 1673; Andrew; William 
of Downfield, born 1677, died 1740; 
Katherine ; Margaret.— [Lamont's Diary, 
88 ; Wodrow's Hist., i., 329 ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 
6500, 6501.] 

^ DAVID BARCLAY, born 1649, son of 
William B., min. of Falkland ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(25th July 1671) ; recommended for licence 
by Presb. there 11th Sept. 1672; adm. in 
1686 ; deprived by Privy Council, 29th 
Aug. 1689, for not reading Proclamation 
of the Estates, etc. ; died at Edinburgh, 
11th March 1702. He marr. Margaret 
Calderwood, who died 28th April 1708, 
aged 42. — [Alonimail Sess. Reg. ; Grey- 
friars Burials ; Peterkin's Constitution of 
the Church ; Acts and Dec, Dalr., 25th 
July 1694.] 

ALEXANDER AUCHMOUTIE, M.A. 
(St Andrews 1645); was on the 
Exercise there 14th Nov. 1655, and 
a probationer at the General Meeting of 
Presbyterian mins. 6th July 1687 ; adm. 
in 1690; died before 15th Feb. 1694, 
aged about 69. — [Dunkeld Tests.] 

v THOMAS BLACK, called 30th July, 
and ord. 12th Sept. 1695 ; trans. 
1695 to Wemyss 14th Oct. 1697. 

GEORGE GILLESPIE, born 1674, son 
of Robert G., who was confined to 
1699 the Bass Rock in 1673 for preaching 
at conventicles, and grandson of George G., 
min. of High Kirk, Edinburgh; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. (9th July 
1694) ; called 3rd Jan., and ord. 10th May 
1699 ; died 30th Oct. 1755. He dissented 
from the resolution of the General As- 
sembly to depose the eight Seceding mins. 



cupak] 



STRATHMIGLO 



175 



15th May 1740. He marr. (1) Margaret 
(buried 18th May 1725), daugh. of Gabriel 
Semple, min. of Jedburgh, and had issue 
— Eobert ; Gabriel ; George ; George ; 
Margaret ; Janet, who all died young ; 
Alison (marr. James Lyon, min. of Blair- 
gowrie; Barbara: (2) 18th Nov. 1729, 
Jean (died Dec. 1754), daugh. of Dr Adam 
Freer, physician, Edinburgh, and had issue 
— Jean, born 8th May 1733 (marr. James 
Marshall, merchant, Perth) ; Margaret, 
born 23rd Feb. 1737. 



1754 



GEOKGE LYON, born 17th Feb. 1729, 
son of James L., min. of Blairgowrie, 
and grandson of his predecessor ; 
educated at Grammar School of Dundee 
and Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. in 1752 ; 
became assistant here ; was called 27th 
Dec. 1753 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
16th May 1754; died of apoplexy, 16th Feb. 
1793. He marr. 11th Nov. 1757, Sophia 
(died at Dundee, 5th Feb. 1822), daugh. 
of David Marshall, min. of Kirkcaldy, and 
had issue — Mary, born 18th Jan. 1759 ; 
James, born 20th Aug. 1761, died 1782 ; 
David, born 7th Feb. 1763, lost at sea 
1779 ; Alison, born 12th Dec. 1764 (marr. 
2nd Nov. 1787, William Walker, tenant, 
Demperston), died 2nd Oct. 1833 ; Thomas, 
surgeon, E.I.C.S., born 24th Oct. 1766, 
killed in the Baltic 1805 ; Barbara, born 
5th April 1769 ; Jean, born 21st Feb., and 
died 12th Nov. 1773 ; Jasper, merchant, 
West Indies and Glasgow, born 17th 
Feb. 1777. Publications — Sermons [it is 
singular that the twenty-seventh is also 
included in the Kev. R. Walker's Sermons, 
iv.] (Edinburgh, 1794) ; Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, iv.). — [Lyons 
of Cossins, 60.] 



JOHN MAETIN, pres. by commissioner 
for David, Earl of Mansfield, 27th 
Feb., and ord. 5th Sept. 1793 ; trans. 
to Kirkcaldy 25th June 1807. 



1793 



GEORGE BENNET.born Dysart, 1751; 

educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 

1807 licen. by Presb. of Dunkeld 3rd 

Sept. 1782; ord. by Presb. of Duns as 



min. of Lady Glenorchy's Chapel, Carlisle, 
1st June 1791 ; pres. to this parish by 
commissioner for William, Earl of Mans- 
field, 1st July, and adm. 24th Sept. 1807 ; 
died 20th Oct. 1835. He marr. 26th Oct. 
1791, Ann Hutton, who died 17th March 
1834, and had issue — Christina, born 21st 
Sept. 1792 ; Andrew, D.D., min. of Close- 
burn, born 21st Feb. 1794 ; Agnes, born 
28th Oct. 1795 ; Jean, born 29th May 1797 
(marr. David Forrester); David, min. of 
Leswalt, born 8th Dec. 1800 ; Ann, born 
10th May 1803, died 23rd April 1828. 
Publications — A Display of the Spirit and 
Designs of those who, under the Pretext of 
a Reform, aim at the Subversion of the 
Constitution and Government of this King- 
dom, with a Defence of Ecclesiastical 
Establishments (Carlisle, 1796) ; Olam 
Haneshamoth : or a View of the Inter- 
mediate State, as it appears in the Records 
of the Old and New Testaments, the 
Apocryphal Boohs, in Heathen Authors, 
the Greek and Latin Fathers (Carlisle, 
1800). 

GEORGE MIDDLETON, born 3rd 
1836 ^ ec * 1807, son of Hodgson M., 
farmer, and Phyllis Smith ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by 
Presb. of Kirkcaldy 19th Oct. 1831 ; 
became tutor in family of Robert Douglas 
of Strathendry; pres. by William, Earl 
of Mansfield, as assistant and successor 
Oct. 1835 ; ord. 29th Jan. 1836 ; dem. 27th 
June 1843 and became a timber merchant ; 
died at Edinburgh 16th April 1897. He 
marr. 8th July 1839, Helen (born 28th 
March 1814, died 21st Oct. 1890), daugh. 
of James Russell of Mansfield, and had 
issue — Barbara, born 17th Dec. 1840, died 
3rd Oct. 1857; George, born 20th April 
1842, died 25th April 1844 ; James Russell, 
born 2nd Nov. 1843; Phyllis, born 18th 
April 1845, died 23rd Aug. 1847; Helen 
Russell, born 6th Nov. 1846, died Sept. 
1865 ; George Hodgson (twin), born 6th 
Nov. 1846, died Dec. 1908; Isabella 
Phyllis, born 27th June 1849 ; Euphemia 
Russell, born 9th Nov. 1850; Alexander, 
born 30th Nov. 1852; Phyllis Margaret, 
born 12th Nov. 1854. 



176 



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[PEESB. OF CUPAR 



ANDEEW JAMES M'INTYEE, born 

1843 21st 0ct - 1817 ' eldest Ron of John M., 
surgeon, Muthill ; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of Auchter- 
arder; ord. to Broughty Ferry 20th Sept. 
1843 ; trans, and adm. 29th Dec. 1843 ; 
res. 16th May 1853 ; died 22nd Jan. 1864. 
He marr. 30th Nov. 1846, James (died 
4th April 1892), eldest daugh. of James 
Sturrock, R.N., and had issue — James 
William, born 12th May 1848, died 18th 
Feb. 1849 ; Andrew James, born 23rd 
April 1849 ; John, born 23rd June, and 
died 25th Sept. 1850 ; William, born 18th 
April 1852. 

DAVID HENDERSON, born 6th May 

18 _. 1829, son of Henry H., D.D., min. 

of Kinclaven ; ord. 12th Jan. 1854; 

res. 19th June 1866; died unmarr. 22nd 

Sept. 1896. 

JOHN ARCHIBALD DOW, born 1821. 
186 „ son of John D., W.S., and Margaret 
Russel ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; pres. by William, Earl of Mans- 
field ; ord. 10th Jan. 1867 ; died unmarr. 
at Easdale, Argyllshire, 6th Dec. 1891. 

WILLIAM M'BEATH, ord. in 1883; 
_ _ 7 adm. (assistant and successor) in 
1887; trans, to Halkirk 18th July 
1888. 



1911 



JAMES RANKIN, born 1859, son of 
1889 J ames R-> merchant, and Jand 
Rankin ; licen. by Presb. of Edin- 
burgh 17th June 1884; assistant at 
Liberton ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
7th March 1889; died 8th March 1911. 
He marr. 25th March 1890, Elizabeth, 
daugh. of William Ford, Fernyside, 
Liberton, and had issue — James, born 3rd 
Aug. 1893 ; Elizabeth Margaret Ford, born 
24th March 1896; William Humphrey 
Ford, born 29th Aug. 1900. 

HUGH BROWN, born Gilford, Co. 
Down, 2nd Dec. 1872, educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A., B.D. 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh in 1907 
assistant at St Stephen's, Edinburgh 
ord. 31st Aug. 1911; senior chaplain 33rd 
Division in European War ; O.B.E. ; died 
unmarr. 18th June 1923. 

ROBERT FORRESTER VICTOR 
1923 SCOTT, born 11th Aug. 1897, son 
of William Frank S., min. of Logie- 
Buchan ; educated at Morrison's Academy, 
Crieff, and Royal High School and Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; served with 13th Royal 
Scots in European War ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh Dec. 1922 ; assistant at Green- 
side, Edinburgh ; ord. 11th Oct. 1923. 
Marr. 18th March 1924, Phyllis Lee, daugh. 
of F. S. Graves, Scone. 



PRESBYTERY OF ST ANDREWS 

[There is evidence that this Court was erected in 1581. The Register of the 
Presbytery begins at 13th Oct. 1586. There are gaps in the Record from 20th April 
1587 to 9th Oct. 1589, from 30th Oct. 1594 to 9th Oct. 1595, from 12th Dec. 1605 to 20th 
Oct. 1641, and from 28th Sept. 1687 to 18th April 1693. This last blank covers the time 
when the Presbyteries of St Andrews and Cupar were united.] 



ABERCROMBIE, 

ST MONANS. 



[The church of Abercrombie, now ruined, 
was dedicated to St Margaret. It belonged 
to the Priory of St Andrews. Of old this 
was a very small parish, but, on 21st 
Oct. 1646, the Synod of Fife disjoined 
St Monans church and the barony of 
that name from the parish of Kilconquhar, 
and added these subjects to Abercrombie. 
At the same time, St Monans church was 
made the church of this parish, instead of 
the church at Abercrombie, which was 
smaller, and less accessible to most of the 
inhabitants. Abercrombie remains the 
official name of the parish, but the church 
is St Monans. The building, which is over 
50 feet long, has a chancel, a tower, and 
spacious transepts, but no nave has ever 
been built. It was of old the church of 
a little priory of the Black Friars dedicated 
to St Monan, which King David II. erected 
in or about 1369. Beside it there is a Well 
of St Monan.] 

JOHN FERGUSON, reader in 
1563 1563. 

THOMAS YOUNG, reader, 1576 to 
1576 1578. 

ALEXANDER BORTHWICK, reader, 
1579 1579 to 1586. 

VOL. V. 



ROBERT DURIE, adm. in 1588 ; trans. 
1588 to Anstruther 1st Feb. 1592. 

ALEXANDER FORSYTH, adm. min. 
1593 °^ Dumfries in 1585 ; trans, to 
Craigie in 1588 ; deprived after 14th 
Oct. 1590 ; pres. to the vicarage by James 
VI. before 20th Oct. 1593 ; dem. after 4th 
Nov. 1605 and went to England. He may 
be the Alexander F. recommended for 
charity by the Assembly and receiving 
alms from the Kirk-Session of Tynning- 
hame 8th Jan. 1654. He marr. Margaret 
Forsyth, and had issue — James. — [Reg. 
Assig. ; Tynninghame Sess. Rec. ; G. R. 
Inhib., xv., 218 ; Reg. of Deeds, cxiii., 2nd 
Dec. 1605.] 

DANIEL WILKIE, son of Alexander 
1605 ^■' ma l tman burgess of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (St Andrews) ; became a Regent 
in St Leonard's College, St Andrews, and 
was on the Exercise there 13th Nov. 1602 ; 
ord. 3rd Nov. 1605 ; pres. to the vicarage 
by James VI. 17th June 1606; dem. 
before 3rd Oct. 1628. He marr. Agnes 
Auchmoutie, and had issue — Robert, min. 
of this parish; David, apprenticed to 
William Dick, merchant, Edinburgh, 29th 
July 1629; James, apprenticed to David 
Wilkie, merchant, Edinburgh, 26th May 
1641 ; Harry, apprenticed to John Joussie, 
merchant, Edinburgh, 9th June 1641. — 
[Reg. Sec. Sig. ; G. R. Inhib., xxxiii., 262 ; 
Fife Sas., vii., 403.] 

177 M 



178 



ABERCROMBIE 



[PKESB. OF 



KOBERT WILKIE, son of preceding ; 
pres. by Charles I. 3rd Oct., and 
adm. 15th Dec. 1628; opened the 
priory of the Black Friars at St Monans 
which had been declared the parish church 
27th Dec. 1646. An Act of Parliament 
was passed in his favour 20th June 1649 ; 
was confined to his parish on the re- 
establishment of Episcopacy ; died 20th 
March 1663. He marr. 27th Aug. 1633, 
Annas, probably sister or daugh. of John 
Moncreiff of Balcaskie, and had issue 
— Robert ; David ; Nathaniel ; Daniel ; 
Harry ; Thomas ; Catherine ; Joan ; Jean ; 
Agnes. — [Beg. Sec. Sig. ; Lamont's Diary, 
62, 160 ; Wodrow's Hist., i., 329 ; Acts of 
Pari., vi., 433.] 

JAMES RATTRAY, born at Perth; 
1664 M.A. (Glasgow 1659); licen. by 
Presb. of Meigle, got a testimonial 
18th May, and adm. 26th July 1664; 
deprived 14th Dec. 1681 for refusing to 
take the Test. He marr. 13th Aug. 1667, 
Catherine Lindsay of the parish of Mark- 
inch, and had issue — Patrick ; John ; 
James ; William ; James; Jean. — [Lamont's 
Diary, 174.] 

ANDREW BURNET, pres. in March, 
1682 adm. and inst. 24th May 1682; 
deprived by Privy Council, 26th 
Sept. 1689, for not reading the Proclama- 
tion of the Estates, etc. 

WALTER WILSON, called 2nd Nov., 
16gg and ord. 17th Dec. 1689 ; trans, to 
Kilconquhar 3rd Dec. 1701. 



1704 



JOHN CRAIGIE, son of Lawrence C. 
of Kilgraston, and brother of Robert 
O, Lord President (1754) ; M.A. (St 
Andrews, 23rd July 1697) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Perth 28th Jan. 1702 ; called 30th May, 
and ord. 20th Sept. 1704 ; died between 
7th Feb. and 14th March 1733, aged about 
56. He marr. Barbara, daugh. of Thomas 
Forrester, Principal of the New College, 
St Andrews, and had issue — James ; 
Thomas, Professor of Moral Philosophy, 
Glasgow, died at Lisbon 27th Nov. 1751 ; 
John, apprenticed to a W.S., 1737, collector 
of Customs at Lerwick ; Robert ; Charles, 



merchant, Edinburgh ; David, min. of 
Scone; Cecilia; Margaret. 



1734 



JOHN COOK, born about 1711, son 
of Thomas O, merchant, Elie, and 
Christian Gillespie ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of 
Haddington 4th Jan. 1732; called 12th 
Aug., and ord. 31st Oct. 1734 ; died 24th 
June 1751. He marr. 11th March 1738, 
Anne (died 12th Feb. 1756, aged 48), 
daugh. of Walter Wilson, min. of Kil- 
conquhar, and had issue — John, Professor 
of Moral Philosophy, St Andrews, born 1739, 
died 1st July 1815; Thomas, died young; 
Walter, died young; Walter, born 12th 
March 1744 ; Peter ; James ; Ann, born 
27th March 1747, died 15th Jan. 1813; 
Thomas, born 10th Nov. 1748, died 1793. 

WILLIAM TRAIL, born 1712, son of 
1752 William T., min. of Benholme; edu- 
cated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1730); licen. by Presb. of 
Fordoun 3rd Nov. 1736 ; ord. to Logic- 
Pert 19th Nov. 1740; called 24th Dec. 
1751 ; trans, and adm. 3rd June 1752 ; 
died of fever, 3rd April 1756. He marr. 
his cousin Mary, daugh. of Robert Trail, 
min. of Panbride (she survived her 
husband only a few hours), and had issue 
—Jane, born 2nd Jan. 1745 ; William, 
M.A., LL.D., appointed Professor of 
Mathematics, Marischal College, Aberdeen, 
at the age of 20, took orders in the 
Church of England and was afterwards 
Chancellor of Down and Connor, author 
of Life of Robert Simson, born 23rd June 
1746, died at Bath, 3rd Feb. 1831 ; Robert, 
M.D., Savannah, Georgia, born 22nd Jan. 
1748, died in 1780 from an illness caused 
by fatigue in attending the sick and 
wounded after the taking of Savannah ; 
Marion, born 23rd April 1749 (marr., pro. 
3rd June 1780, William Begg, supervisor 
of Excise, Leith) ; James, barrister, and 
M.P. for Orford, Suffolk, Deputy-Inspector 
of Plays and Groom of the Privy Chamber, 
born 19th Dec. 1750, died 18th Aug. 1808; 
Christian, born 6th April 1753 ; Harry, 
settled in London. Publication — Sermon 
preached before the Synod of Angus and 



st Andrews] ABERCROMBIE— ANSTRUTHER EASTER 



179 



Mearns (Edinburgh, 1749). — [Chalmers and 
Trail Ancestry, 40, 121.] 

JOHN CHEISLIE, pres. by George II. 
1757 23rd Sept. 1756; ord. 21st April 
1757; trans, to Corstorphine 23rd 
Nov. 1768. 

AKCHIBALD GILLIES, born 1733; 

1769 pres. by George III. 7th Dec. 1768 ; 

ord. 28th Sept. 1769 ; died 24th May 

1803. He marr. 30th Jan. 1770, Elizabeth 
(died 11th Feb. 1811), eldest daugh. of 
Henry Thomson, merchant, Dysart, and 
had issue— William, born 20th Oct. 1771, 
died 12th June 1783 ; Henry, writer, Edin- 
burgh, born 26th June 1773 ; Elspeth, born 
23rd April 1775 ; Isabella, born 15th March 
1779. died 17th Aug. 1782; Archibald; 
Helen St Leger, born 18th Oct. 1781 (marr. 
25th April 1809, Matthew Fortune of the 
Tontine Tavern, Edinburgh). Publication 
— Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. 
Ace, Ik.). — [Jack's Hist, of St Monance, 114.] 

ROBEET SWAN, born 9th May 1773, 
1804 secon d son °f David S., D.D., min. 
of Scoonie ; educated at Leven 
School and Univs. of St Andrews and 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 
30th Sept. 1795 ; pres. by George III. 21st 
June 1803; ord. 10th May 1804; some- 
time clerk of Presb. and of Synod ; died 
16th Nov. 1849. He marr. 31st Oct. 

1804, Marion (died 12th Oct. 1852, aged 
75), youngest daugh. of Robert Hamilton, 
LL.D., Professor of Mathematics, Marischal 
College, Aberdeen, and Ann Mitchell, and 
had issue — David, a student, born 29th 
July 1805, died 28th Jan. 1821 ; Ann 
Mitchell, born 25th March 1807, died 13th 
May 1814; Susan Spears, born 8th Jan. 

1809, died 14th May 1814; Robert Hamilton, 
licentiate and classical tutor, born 3rd May 

1810, died at Edinburgh ; Alexander, born 
16th Aug. 1811, died 2nd Sept. 1816; 
Helen Thomson, born 8th Aug. 1813 ; Jane 
Morison, born 30th Nov. 1814 ; Alexander, 
born 4th Nov. 1816; Elizabeth Hamilton, 
born 2nd May 1819 ; William Abercrombie, 
planter, Ceylon, born 23rd July 1823. 
Publication — The Sabbath, a poem (Edin- 



burgh, 1884) ; Account of the Parish {New 
Stat. Ace, ix.). 

CHARLES FOWLER, ord. (assistant 

1843 an< ^ successor) 20th April 1843 ; 
trans, to Auldearn 21st Sept. 1843. 

DAVID LINDSAY FOGGO, born 

1844 Leith, 1808, son of John F., school- 
master, and Margaret Lindsay ; 

educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 19th July 1844 ; 
died 10th May 1883. He marr. (1) 3rd 
July 1850, Jane (died 14th Nov. 1851), 
daugh. of Andrew Robertson, min. of 
Inverkeithing : (2) 8th April 1861, Anna- 
bella Grant or Bell, a widow, who died 
16th Aug. 1875. 

JOHN TURNBULL, born Whitsome, 
1882 Berwickshire, 29th Sept. 1854, son 
of John T. and Elizabeth Walker ; 
educated at Wellfield Academy, Duns, and 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 16th May 1877; assistant at 
Portobello and St Stephen's, Edinburgh ; 
ord. (assistant and successor) 19th May 
1882; elected clerk of Presb. 17th June 
1907. Publication— The Parish Church of 
St Monans (Trans. Aberdeen Eccles. Soc, 
1897, 180-201). 



ANSTRUTHER EASTER. 

[A church was built here in 1634. In 
1641 the parish of Anstruther Easter was 
disjoined from Kilrenny. Until 1713 there 
was no manse. The house then secured for 
the purpose is a picturesque one, and has 
an interesting history. It was built in 
1590 by James Melville, min. of Kilrenny, 
the famous autobiographer. The house 
was his own property, and was sold by 
his son Ephraim Melville. A fair of 
St Carran was held in this parish.] 

COLIN ADAM, brother of Patrick A. 
1641 * n Auchleish > M.A. (St Andrews, 
1623); pres. to Kilrenny 30th Sept. 
1634 ; trans, and adm. 24th Feb. 1641 ; was 
one of the commission for visiting the 
Univ. of St Andrews 16th Jan. 1649 ; was 



180 



ANSTRUTHER EASTER 



[PEESB. OF 



challenged by the English soldiers in July 
1652 for praying for the King, and carried 
prisoner to Edinburgh in Sept. for con- 
tinuing to do so. He declined to conform 
to Episcopacy and was confined to his 
parish ; died March 1677, aged about 74. 
He marr. Margaret Hepburn, and had 
issue — James, min. of Olrig ; a son, Regent 
of Humanity in Old College, St Andrews ; 
Jean ; Catherine (marr. 29th April 1673, 
James Chalmers, advocate) ; Margaret 
(marr. David Guthrie, min. of Anstruther 
Wester) ; David, died before 1673 ; 
Christian ; John ; Eachel (marr. Alexander 
Pitcairn, min. of Dron). — [Blair's Autob. ; 
Lamont's Diary, 44, 59, 163 ; Wodrow's 
Hist., i., 329 ; Acts of Pari., vi., 139, 503 ; 
Apology for the Clergy ; Forfar Inhib., 1st 
May 1651 ; Fife Sas., vii. 97, ix. 123, x. 
155 ; Beg. of Deeds, Mack.. 12th June 1672; 
Gourlay's Anstruther, 72.] 

EDWARD THOMSON, said to be the 
le7 „ son of a min. by whom he was "bred 
in the knowledge of the truth and 
profession of godliness," and who on his 
death -bed abjured him not to disown the 
Covenant ; studied at St Andrews ; M.A. 
(about 1658) ; was Regent in Old College, 
St Andrews ; had a testimonial for licence 
from Presb. of St Andrews 24th Oct., ord. 
11th, and adm. 14th Nov. 1677. After the 
death of his wife he became ''very sad and 
heavy," and on Saturday, 19th Dec. 1685, he 
went to make a visit at night and stayed 
late. "As he returned, the servant girl that 
bore his lantern affirmed it shook as they 
passed a bridge, and that she saw some- 
thing like a black beast pass before him." 
He rose early next morning and threw him- 
self into the Dreel, where he was found 
dead, aged about 44. He marr. 25th April 
1673, Mary Balfour, and had issue — James ; 
Philip; Mary; Susanna; Helen; Christian. 
— {Reg. Sec. Sig.; Kirkton's Hist., 188-9; 
Wodrow's Hist, i., 334.] 

WILLIAM MONCRIEFF, Regent 

of Humanity in Old College, St 

Andrews, 1674, son of William M., 

chamberlain of the earldom of Orkney, 

and Margaret Nisbet ; adm. 5th Aug. 1686 ; 

dem. voluntarily in 1689, after disobeying 



the proclamation enjoining prayer for 
William and Mary, and went to Orkney. 
He was tutor in 1695 to Thomas Moncrieff, 
afterwards second baronet, in London, and 
to Colin Campbell, son to Earl of Bread- 
albane, and travelled abroad with them. 
He is still called min. here in a bond 
dated Dec. 1707. 

WILLIAM WODDROP, educated at 
1688 Univs. of Glasgow and Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1669) ; was a preacher in 1679, 
and was then assaulted at Douglas by 
three men for not preaching against the 
Indulgence ; adm. in 1688 ; met with a 
serious accident in 1711 which necessitated 
the appointment of a colleague ; died be- 
tween 16th April and 28th May 1717, aged 
about 68. He marr., and had issue — Janet 
(marr. William Vilant, min. of Ferryport- 
on-Craig). — [Glasgow Bajit.] 

HENRY KING, called 20th Dec. 1711 ; 
t „ 12 ord. (colleague and successor) 15th 
July 1712; trans, to Ferryport-on- 
Craig 16th June 1715. 

JAMES NAIRNE, born 1680, son of 
, 717 James N. of Claremont, skipper, 
Elie, and Janet Small ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (23rd July 
1697); Keen, by Presb. there 17th June 
1702 ; ord. to Forgan 2nd Feb. 1703 ; called 
(colleague and successor) 16th April, and 
adm. 7th Aug. 1717 ; died Father of the 
Church 12th May 1771. He marr. 14th 
March 1706, Anne (died 16th Jan. 1729), 
daugh. of John Anderson, Principal of 
St Leonard's College, St Andrews, and 
had issue — John, his successor in the parish, 
and three others died young. — [Tombst. ; 
Wood's East Neuk, 201 ; Connolly's Fife- 
shire Biog. y 347 ; Wodrow's Corresp., iii., 
255.] 

JOHN NAIRNE of Claremont, born 
1741 20th Jan. 1711, son of preceding ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (7th May 1729); licen. by Presb. 
there 9th June 1736; called 30th Dec. 
1740 ; ord. (colleague and successor) 18th 
June 1741 ; died Father of Synod 15th 
Feb. 1795. He marr. 5th April 1749, 
Elizabeth (died 16th March 1780), daugh. 



ST ANDEEWS] 



ANSTRUTHER EASTER 



181 



of Alexander Gordon, writer, Edinburgh, 
and had issue — James, D.D., min. of 
Pittenweem, born 30th Aug. 1750; Helen, 
born 6th Jan. 1752 (marr. 17th July 1780, 
George Hall, merchant, Dundee) ; Alex- 
ander, accountant, Edinburgh, born 27th 
Aug. 1753; Ann, born 16th Feb. 1755 
(marr. 25th Dec. 1780, Alexander Wood, 
merchant, Elie) ; Mary ; Jean, born 22nd 
Jan. 1759 (marr. 27th Jan. 1779, James 
Forrester, min. of Anstruther Wester) ; 
Peter, born 17th June 1761, died 6th Aug. 
1786.— [Tombst. ; Wood's Hast Neuk, 201 ; 
Connolly's Fifeshire Biog., 347.] 

ROBERT WILSON, born 25th Feb. 
1796 1764, son of Peter W., tenant in 
Dunino; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 
6th April 1791 ; pres. by Sir John 
Anstruther, Bart., 12th Oct. 1795; ord. 
5th May 1796 ; died 12th Jan. 1839. He 
marr. 25th June 1821, Rachel (died at 
St Andrews 8th Dec. 1847, aged 67). daugh. 
of Andrew Johnstone of Pittowie, Crail. — 
[Gouriay's Anstruther, 75.] 

WILLIAM FERRIE, born 8th March 

1839 1815 ' eldest son of William F-. D.D., 
min. of Kilconquhar, Professor of 
Civil History in Univ. of St Andrews; 
educated at Univs. of St Andrews, Glas- 
gow, and Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of 
St Andrews 15th June 1836; ord. 18th 
July 1839. Joined the Free Church in 
1843; min. of Free Church, Anstruther, 
1843-50; of St David's Church, St John, 
New Brunswick, 1851 ; of Fourth Associate 
Reformed Presbyterian Church, New York, 
1861 ; of Prescott and Spencerville, Canada, 
1863 ; of Associate Reformed Presbyterian 
Church, Mongaup Valley, Sullivan Co., 
New York, 1869 ; of Marticello there, 1897 ; 
died 29th Dec. 1903. He marr. 4th Feb. 
1845, Jessie Falconer Steer Taylor, and 
had issue — a son, born 28th Nov. 1845 ; 
Elizabeth, born 11th Jan. 1849; Jessie 
Henderson, born 21st Sept. 1851, died 
26th Sept. 1852. Publications— Notices of 
the Life of the Rev. John Ca?-stairs, with a 
number of his Unpublished Letters (Edin- 
burgh, 1843) ; The Cream of Scottish His- 



tory ; The Relation that Puseyism bears to 
Popery. 

THOMAS CUTLAR, born 12th Oct. 
1843 1800, son of James O, manufacturer, 
and Catherine Thomson ; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews ; sometime school- 
master at Scoonie ; ord. 28th Sept. 1843 ; 
died in Edinburgh 25th May 1857. He 
marr. Ann Balfour, who died 2nd March 
1868. 

JOHN WEBSTER, M.A. ; trans, from 
1857 Strichen 29th Oct. 1857; trans, to 
Cameron 10th March 1864. 

DAVID MILLAR; trans, from Bridge 
1864 of Allan 22nd Sept. 1864 ; trans, to 
Abernethy, Perthshire, 16th Nov. 
1865. 

ANDREW CAMERON, born 1833, son 
1866 °^ William O, Gartsherrie; educated 
at Univ. of Glasgow ; ord. 19th 
April 1866; died 16th Nov. 1875. He 
marr. 12th June 1866, Christina Mack, 
who survived him and marr. (2) 25th Jan. 
1877. 

THOMAS MURRAY, born Kelburn, 
1876 Millport, 29th Oct. 1834, son of 
Thomas M., farmer, and Catherine 
Miller; educated at Millport Public 
School and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1854) ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow June 
1858 ; assistant at Alloa ; ord. to Strath- 
kinness 15th Feb. 1866; trans, and adm. 
16th May 1876; clerk of Presb. of St 
Andrews from 24th June 1891 till his 
death on 3rd Sept. 1903. He marr. 11th 
Sept. 1872, Mary Jane, only daugh. 
of David Christie, Alloa, and had issue 
— Thomas David, solicitor, Anstruther, 
colonel Black Watch, D.S.O., born 3rd 
Dec. 1873, died 16th March 1923; James 
Christie, born 19th Feb. 1877, died 11th 
Jan. 1889. 

JAMES WOODSIDE ROBINSON, 

lg04 B.A. ; ord. 20th Jan. 1904 ; trans. 

to Cadder 19th Dec. 1911 (cf. Vol. 

III., 375). Publication— Sunlight Hopes 

(London, 1923). 



182 ANSTRUTHER EASTER— AXSTRUTHER WESTER [presb. of 



JOHN" WILSON ANDERSON, MA., 

1912 B-D - ; ord- 9tlt May 1912 > trans - t0 
South Parish, Aberdeen, 18th Feb. 
1917. 

THOMAS SMITH, bom Glasgow, 3rd 
lgil? Dec. 1883, son of John S. and Agnes 
Simpson ; educated at West Coats, 
Cambuslang, Allan Glen's School, Glas- 
gow, and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1906), 
B.D. (1910); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
May 1910 ; assistant at St Clement's, 
Glasgow, 1910-13, St Andrew's, Glasgow, 
1913-17 ; ord. 21st May 1917. 

ANSTRUTHER WESTER. 

[The church of Anstruther Wester was 
dedicated to St Ethernan. It belonged to 
the Priory of Pittenweem. Two fairs were 
held in this parish, that of Our Lady in 
Lentron and St Nicholas' fair in December. 
The Isle of May forms part of the parish. 
In it stand the ruins of St Adrian's Priory. 
There was on the Isle an early Celtic 
monastery of small size. This David I. 
converted into a Benedictine Priory, and 
later Alexander III. changed that into an 
Augustinian foundation. The ruins are 
interesting, and the ancient Well of Our 
Lady remains.] 

WILLIAM CLERK, son of Alexander 
_ 565 C, burgess of Dysart, adm. before 
1565 ; had Kilrenny also in charge 
in 1567, and Abercrombie in 1574 ; died 
Feb. 15S3. He marr. Margaret Anstruther, 
widow of Thomas Wood, burgess of St 
Andrews, she survived him, and had issue 
— a daugh. (marr. Alexander Martin); a 
daugh. (marr. George Adamson). — [Muir's 
Becords : and Gleanings of Dysart ; 
Melvill's Autob. ; Zurich Letters ; Edin. 
Tests. ; Knox's Works ; Calderwood's Hist., 
iii., 210.] 

ROBERT WOOD, formerly of Kenno- 
1584 way ' " °b tru dit " by Bishop Adamson 
in 1584 ; trans, to Kilrenny in 1586. 

JAMES DAES; app. in 1585; adm. to 
Earlston 29th March 15S6. He again 
officiated here 4th July 1588 and 

returned to Earlston. — [Acts and Dec., lv. 

322, cxviii. 188.] 



JAMES MELYILL, M.A. ; proposed in 
15gQ July and ord. 17th Nov. 1586 ; pres. 
to vicarage of Abercrombie by James 
VI. 8th May 1587; the charge. was reduced 
to Anstruther and Kilrenny in 1589; 
removed to Kilrenny 6th Oct. 1590. 

ROBERT DURIE, born 1555, second 
son of John D., min. of Edin- 
burgh ; studied at St Mary's College, 
St Andrews ; went to Rochelle, and from 
thence visited his sister and brother-in-law, 
James Melvill, and accompanied the latter 
to the Parliament at Linlithgow 1st Dec. 
1585, and also to Berwick Sept. 1586. He 
became assistant to the schoolmaster of 
Dunfermline; was adm. to Abercrombie in 
1588 ; pres. to the vicarage by James YT. ; 
trans., adm. and coll. 1st Feb. 1592 with the 
office of portership of the outer port of the 
Abbey of Dunfermline for life. He accom- 
panied the association of adventurers to the 
Lewis in Oct. 1598 to further a scheme 
for colonising that island, and in May 
1601 was commissioned, along with Robert 
Pont, by the Assembly to visit Orkney and 
Shetland, of which he gave a report to the 
following General Assembly. On 2nd 
July 1605 he attended, as a member, the 
Assembly at Aberdeen after it had been 
forbidden by the King. For this he was 
charged before the Privy Council on 2nd 
Aug., and with three others imprisoned at 
Blackness. He and five others were tried 
at Linlithgow on 10th Jan. 1606 for treason- 
ably declining the jurisdiction of the 
Council and holding the Assembly as afore- 
said, and on 23rd Oct. he was found guilty 
and sentenced to banishment for life from the 
King's dominions. He embarked at Leith 
7th Nov., landed at Bordeaux, proceeded to 
Holland, where the magistrates of Leyden 
endowed a church for him and the Scottish 
exiles there. He died Sept. 1616. He marr. 
Elizabeth Ramsay, who survived him, and 
had issue — Andrew ; Eliezer ; John, min. 
of the English Merchants' or Court Kirk at 
Rotterdam, well known for his endeavours 
to accomplish a union between the Lutheran 
and other reformed churches, author of 
various works, born at Edinburgh 1596, 
died at Cassel 28th Sept. 1680; James; 



ST ANDREWS] 



ANSTRUTHER WESTER 



183 



Margaret ; Nanse ; Jean ; Eobert, pre- 
sented for baptism 8th March 1607 by 
George Eamsay of Langraw. Publication — 
" Sonnet " commending the work, MelvilPs 
Spirituall Propyne (1598). — {Reg. Assig. ; 
Reg. of Deeds, xli. ; Booke of the Kirk ; 
M'Crie's Melville, i. 328, ii. 119, 122; 
Forbes's Records ; Pitcairn's Grim. Trials, 
ii., 494, 503; N. Archief vour Kietel Geschied, 
viii. ; Steven's Scot. Church, Rotterdam, 
312, 315 ; Fischer's Scots in Germany, 
175-85 ; Diet. Nat. Biog.] 

JOHN FAIEFOUL, studied at St 
Salvator's College, St Andrews, in 
1569 ; exhorter at Aberdour Feb. 
1571 ; was schoolmaster of Dunfermline 
before 1582 ; pres. to vicarage of Dalgety 
and Beath by James VI. before 4th Feb. 
1594; trans, to Dunfermline 1598; nomin- 
ated by General Assembly, 14th May 1601, 
a min. for the King's and Queen's house, 
but was not accepted ; app. Master of the 
Grammar School of Culross by the King 
2nd Feb. 1603; nominated Constant 
Moderator by the Presbytery in 1606 ; 
charged before Privy Council with praying 
for the mins. banished in 1606 for holding 
the Assembly at Aberdeen, found guilty 
and confined to Dundee during the Koyal 
pleasure ; adm. here 19th Aug. 1610 ; pres. 
by James VI. 1st March 1613 ; died between 
29th Jan. and 25th Feb. 1626, aged 80. He 
marr. Margaret Preston, and had issue — 
James, bapt. 19th Aug. 1582 ; Isobel, bapt. 
1st July 1584 ; Norman, bailie of Anstruther 
and M.P.; Patrick, bapt. 22nd Sept. 1585 ; 
David, bapt. 5th April 1587 ; Frederick, 
bapt. 18th Nov. 1600; Nans, bapt. 31st 
July 1604; Andrew, Archbishop of Glas- 
gow (q.v.), bapt. 14th Dec. 1606. — [Dun- 
fermline Bapt. Reg. ; Wodrow's Biog.; Reg. 
Sec. Sig. ; Tombst.] 

GEOEGE DEWAE, M.A. (St Andrews, 
July 1612) ; adm. to Second Charge, 
St Andrews, in 1624; pres. by 
Charles I. 25th Feb. 1626; dep. for 
disaffection to the reformed religion 21st 
Nov. 1644, and received charitable sums 
from several Kirk-Sessions in the Presby- 
tery. He marr. Anna Mearns, and had issue 
— David; John; Eobert; Hannah; Agnes; 



Katherine ; William, born 1638. — {Reg. 
Sec. Sig. ; Burntisland, Pittenweem, Elie, 
and Kilconquhar Sess. Regs.] 

DAVID GUTHEIE, M.A. (St Andrews 

1645 1633 )' adm - 23rd Jul y 1645 J was 

carried prisoner to Edinburgh with 
three of his co-presbyters by the English 
soldiers 12th Sept. 1653 charged with pray- 
ing for Charles II., but liberated after eight 
days on condition they should do so no more. 
At the Eestoration he was confined to his 
parish, suspended 5th April 1664 for refus- 
ing to conform to Episcopacy. He was alive 
23rd Feb. 1672. He marr. (1) 14th Jan. 
1647, Isobel Lindsay of the parish of Kil- 
conquhar, who died in 1649, aged 31, and 
had issue — Alexander; Anna: (2) Margaret, 
daugh. of Colin Adam, min. of Anstruther 
Easter, and had issue — Colin ; David, 
apothecary, Dundee ; Andrew ; John, 
writer, Edinburgh ; Margaret ; Agnes ; 
Susanna. — [Brechin Tests. ; Lamont's 
Diary, 59, 177 ; Tombst. ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 
8738,8739.] 

ALEXANDEE LESLIE, M.A.; ord. 
12th and adm. 17th Jan. 1666 ; trans, 
to Ceres 17th Oct. 1667. 



1666 



1668 



DAVID TAYLOE, fourth son of James 
T., one of the bailies of St Andrews ; 
educated at Univ. there ; M.A. 
(1662) ; had a testimonial for licence from 
that Presb. 4th Jan. 1666, and for ordina- 
tion 18th Feb. 1668; ord. before 29th 
April, and adm. 13th May 1668 ; died 18th 
April 1688, aged about 46. He marr. 24th 
June 1675, Isobel, daugh. of Alexander 
Edward, D.D., min. of Crail, she was 
alive 1697, and had issue — David ; Mary ; 
Beatrix ; Elizabeth ; Helen ; Isabella. — 
{St Andrews Tests.; Inq. Ret. Fife, 1420; 
Services of Heirs.] 

THOMAS AUCHINLECK, brother of 
James A., merchant, Dundee ; M.A. 
(St Andrews, 18th July 1682); had 
a certificate for licence from Presb. of St 
Andrews 2nd June 1686 ; adm. 21st Jan. 
1689 ; deprived by Privy Council 8th Sept. 
that year, for neither reading Proclamation 
of the Estates, nor praying for William and 
Mary. While chaplain to Lord Panmure 



1689 



184 



ANSTRUTHER WESTER 



[PEESB. OF 



lie intruded at Monifieth in 1715 until 
the failure of the Eebellion forced him 
to quit. He died in Edinburgh, 19th Feb. 
1745, aged 90. — [Dundee Presb. Reg. ; 
Brechin Tests.] 



1695 



THOMAS BLACK, son of William 
B., min. of Closeburn ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (22nd 
July 1692) ; called 3rd Oct. 1694 ; ord. 1st 
May 1695, but on his becoming mentally 
deranged the parish was declared vacant 
17th June 1702; died Jan. 1730, aged 
about 58. He marr. Anna Durham, and 
had issue— Thomas, born 1696. — [Dumfries 
Sas., vii., 285 ; Spec. Bet. Fife, 48 ; Services 
of Heirs ; P. C. Decreta, 9th March 1703.] 

ANDREW BURN, born 1676; M.A. 

(St Andrews, 22nd July 1693); licen. 

by Presb. of Cupar 8th Nov. 1698 ; 
called 30th Dec. 1702 ; ord. 1st April 1703 ; 
died Father of the Synod 4th Oct. 1760. 
He marr. 18th Aug. 1708, Janet (died 15th 
April 1771, aged 87), daugh. of Patrick 
Couper, min. of Pittenweem, and had issue 
— Elizabeth, born 6th June 1709 ; George, 
born 24th Jan. 1712 ; Patrick, licentiate 
of the Church, died 21st March 1746; 
Janet ; John ; Andrew ; Jean ; Andrew ; 
John ; David ; Janet. — [Tombst.] 



1761 



ANDREW WADDELL, born 1735; 
M.A. (St Andrews 1755); licen. 
by Presb. of St Andrews 16th April 
1760 ; pres. by Sir John Anstruther of 
Anstruther, Bart., in March, and ord. 17th 
Sept. 1761 ; died unmarr. 12th Jan. 1767. 
— [Tombst.] 



JAMES FORRESTER, pres. by Sir 
John Anstruther Aug. 1767 ; ord. 
12th May 1768 ; trans, to Kilrenny 
16th Aug. 1798. 



1768 



JAMES MACDONALD, born Paable, 
17g9 North Uist, 1772, eldest son of 
Hugh M., tacksman ; educated at 
Univ. of Aberdeen; M.A. (1789); licen. 
by Presb. of Edinburgh 29th April 1795 ; 
pres. by Sir John Anstruther, Bart., 18th 
Dec. 1798 ; ord. 18th April 1799 ; dem. 3rd 
Oct. 1804. In the company of Macdonald 



of Clanranald he made a tour of the 
Continent, and also travelled with Sir 
Evan Macgregor, but was shipwrecked 
on the coast of Jutland 20th Nov. 1808, 
and received injuries from which he never 
fully recovered ; died in Edinburgh, 18th 
April 1810. He marr. Janet (born 24th 
Aug. 1778, died s.p. 20th Oct. 1864), daugh. 
of James Playfair, D.D., Principal of St 
Andrews Univ. Publications — Travels 
through Denmark and part of Sweden, 
2 vols. (London, 1809) ; General View of 
the Agriculture of the Hebrides (Edinburgh, 
1811); Translation — Part of Carswell's 
Forms of Prayer, 1567 (Leyden's Scot. 
Descrip. Poems, 214-28, Edinburgh, 1803) ; 
Articles in Brewster's Edinburgh En- 
cyclopedia. 



1805 



ANDREW GEORGE CARSTAIRS, 
born 1780, son of Thomas C, por- 
tioner of Kingsbarns ; educated at 
Grammar School and Univ. of St Andrews; 
became tutor in the family of Lundin of 
Auchtermairny ; licen. by Presb. of St 
Andrews 29th Sept. 1802 ; pres. by Sir 
Philip Anstruther of that ilk Dec. 1804; 
ord. 9th May 1805; D.D. (St Andrews, 
5th Feb. 1831); died at Devon Grove, 
Dollar, 11th Oct. 1838. He marr. (1) 11th 
Oct. 1804, Mary (died 14th Oct. 1817, 
aged 31), daugh. of William Dickson of 
Prestonpans, and had issue — Catherine 
Grant, born 22nd Aug. 1805, died Aug. 
1834 ; Thomas, lieutenant 29th Native 
Infantry, Indian Army, born 11th Jan. 
1807, died 11th Oct. 1829 ; William Dick- 
son, wine merchant, Leith, born 27th July 
1808; George Andrew Francis, born 6th 
May 1812, died 18th April 1813 ; Andrew, 
born 17th Jan., and died 20th Aug. 1815 ; 
George Andrew, went to Australia, born 
7th Oct. 1817 : (2) 5th Aug. 1822, Helen 
(died 25th Dec. 1854, aged 69), daugh. of 
John Maclellan, merchant, Kirkcudbright, 
and had issue — Elizabeth Campbell Janet, 
born 31st May 1824 ; John Campbell, born 
5th Aug. 1826, died 1st Feb. 1827 ; John 
Robert, born 26th Nov. 1827, died 20th 
Jan. 1828 ; Maclellan, born 26th May 1829, 
died 4th March 1834; Janet, born 24th 
Dec. 1830; Andrew, born 8th Aug. 1834. 



st Andrews] ANSTRUTHER WESTER— BO ARHILLS 



185 



Publications — The Scottish Communion 
Service (Edinburgh, 1829); Sermon XVI. 
(Gillan's Scottish Pulpit). 



1839 



HEW SCOTT, born Haddington, 5th 
Feb. 1791, son of Eobert S., Excise 
officer, and Catherine Dunbar ; edu- 
cated at Haddington Public School and 
Univ. of Edinburgh 1813-14 to 1819-20; 
M.A. (King's College, Aberdeen, 2nd Dec. 
1816) ; Keen, by Presb. of Haddington 24th 
Oct. 1820, and ord. in 1829 (by same 
Presb.) for service abroad, but changed 
his mind at the last moment and be- 
came an assistant in the General Register 
House, Edinburgh, taking pulpit supply 
on Sundays; assistant at Garvald, Lady- 
kirk, Cockpen, and Temple ; pres. by Sir 
Windham Carmichael Anstruther, and 
adm. 12th June 1839 ; D.D. (St Andrews 
1867); died 12th July 1872. He marr. 
3rd Feb. 1859, Sarah (died s.p. 1st May 
1874), daugh. of James Kennedy, farmer, 
Colmonell, and widow of Alexander 
M'Dougall, schoolmaster. Dr Scott will 
always be remembered as the originator 
and chief compiler of the first edition of 
Fasti Ecclesioz Scoticance. Publications — 
The above monumental work — Vol. I 
Part I. (Edinburgh, 1866) ; Part II. (1867) 
Vol. II., Part I. (1868) ; Part II. (1869) 
Vol. III., Part I. (1870) ; Part II. (1871) 
Reflections on the Death of Job : A Sermon 
Preached at Crail (Edinburgh, 1827); 
Sermon Preached at Temple [on the death 
of an heritor] (1835). — [Biographical Sketch 
prefixed to the revised Fasti (portrait), 
Vol. I. (Edinburgh, 1915); Gourlay's 
Anstruther, 159-63 ; Diet. Nat. Biog. ; 
Connolly's Eminent Men of Fife ; Dr 
Charles Rogers's Autobiography, 81.] 



1872 



v JAMES BUTCHART.bornDrumsturdy 
Muir, 23rd April 1844, son of William 
B. and Isabel Crighton ; educated at 

Monifieth and Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 

(1868); licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 

24th June 1868 ; assistant at Arbroath ; 

pres. by William Baird of Elie and ord. 

29th Nov. 1872; died unmarr. 28th Aug. 

1907. 



1908 



JAMES ALEXANDER PATERSON, 
born Montrose, 25th April 1883, son 
of John Anderson P. and Jeannie 
M'Manus ; educated at Montrose Academy 
and Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1903), 
B.D. (1906) ; licen. by Presb. of Cupar 8th 
May 1906 ; assistant at Arbroath June 
1906 to Feb. 1908; ord. 12th Feb. 1908. 
Marr. 6th Oct. 1915, Christian Gordon, 
daugh. of John Cargill, Anstruther, and 
has issue — John Cargill Sievwright, born 
16th July 1916 ; James Galloway Thomson, 
born 29th Oct. 1917 ; Anne Chalmers, born 
6th March 1919 ; Jeannie Isobel Sievwright 
M'Manus, born 18th May 1921 ; William 
David, born 18th Dec. 1922. 



BOARHILLS (Q.S.). 

[Boarhills chapel dates back to the ninth 
century or the tenth. When the church 
was built in 1865 it is said that remains 
of a Culdee chapel were found. There are 
references to such a building as the chapel 
of Kinglassie. From about 1840 onwards 
services were conducted in Boarhills school. 
The foundation stone of the present church 
was laid on 23rd May 1866, and on 20th 
March 1903 the parish of Boarhills was dis- 
joined from St Andrews and St Leonards.] 

DAVID STEWART, app. in 1857 ; ord. 
1857 to Strathkinness 13th Dec. 1860. 

WILLIAM WEIR TULLOCH, M.A., 
„ B.D. ; app. 1870 ; afterwards of Max- 
well Parish, Glasgow. 

CHARLES G. FORRESTER, born 
- „. Leuchars, 1838; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. 
of St Andrews; app. to Boarhills Mission 
in 1871 ; afterwards of Port Elizabeth, 
South Africa. 

DAVID LUNDIE, M.A. ; app. Nov. 
1872 1872; afterwards of Kinlochbervie. 

JOHN FAWNS CAMERON, afterwards 
1880 of Blairingone. 



PETER DOW, 
1882 Penicuik. 



afterwards of 



186 



BOARHILLS— CAMERON 



[PRESB. OF 



ROBERT THOMSON, M.A., B.D.; 
1885 afterwards of Penicuik. 



1886 



1890 



ROBEKT THOMAS MARSHALL, 
M.A., B.D.; afterwards of Kil- 
many. 

JAMES ROBB, MA., B.D., LL.B. 
(Edinburgh, 1909) ; afterwards 



secretary to the Carnegie Trust. 



ALBERT TARBETT, M.A., B.D. ; 
1894 afterwards of Kirkcolm. 

GEORGE SPEED THOMSON, M.A., 

1896 B.D. ; afterwards of Carnbee. 

JOHN OWEN STAFFORD, MA. ; 

1897 afterwards of Gretna. 

JOHN GORDON STEVENSON ; app. 
in 1900 j ord. to Dunnett 26th Sept. 



1900 



1901. 



1901 



EDMOND STEUART RUSSELL, 
._-. MA. ; app. missionary in 1900 ; res. 
in 1901 ; [min. of Poolewe in 1920]. 

ALEXANDER CHRISTIAN 
WILLIAM SAUNDERS, MA. ; 
app. in 1901 ; ord. to Scots Church, 

Cairo, 12th April 1903 ; [min. of Braemar 

in 1907]. 

ROBERT HENRY MACKAY, born 
Dundee, 13th Dec. 1874, son of 
James M., min. of Brechin ; edu- 
cated at Brechin, Gordon's College, Aber- 
deen, and Univ. of St Andrews ; MA. 
(1897) ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 
May 1898 ; assistant at Inversnaid, Both- 
well, and Wallacetown (Dundee) ; ord. 
18th June 1903 ; served as Chaplain to the 
Forces in France during the Great War. 
Marr. 5th Sept. 1916, Elizabeth, daugh. of 
James Lawrence, Forres. 



CAMERON. 

[An Act of Parliament was passed on 
5th June 1592 for building an additional 
church on the south side of St Andrews. 
The purpose of that Act was not carried 
out, but on 7th April 1646 it was reported 
to the Provincial Assembly at St Andrews 
that another Act had been obtained, and 



" that thair is ane young man who hath 
passed his tryals, and is to be admitted to 
the new erected kirk, immediatelie after the 
dissolving of this Assembly." The present 
church was built in 1808.] 

GEORGE NAIRNE, adm. 6th May 
1646 "^ 4 ^ » trans, to Burntisland 15th 
Aug. 1649. 

ALEXANDER WILSON, M.A. ; adm. 
24th April 1650 ; deprived by Act 
of Parliament 11th June, and De- 
creet of Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; letters 
of intercommuning passed against him 16th 
July 1674 for holding conventicles at Cupar. 
In Nov. 1678 he fled to Holland but re- 
turned after 1683 and resided in Burnt- 
island ; returned in 1690. — [Lamont's 
Diary, 50 ; Wodrow's Hist., ii., 483.] 

JAMES WILLIAMSON, M.A.; adm. 
24th June 1668 ; trans, to Kirkcaldy 
7th Nov. 1677. 



1650 



1668 



ANDREW FLOORER, son of Ninian F., 
1R7a Dean of Guild, St Andrews ; educated 
at St Salvator's College, St Andrews ; 
M.A. (28th July 1666); had a testimonial 
for licence 30th Nov. 1670 from that Presb., 
and for ordination 5th Dec. 1677 ; adm. 
30th June 1678; deprived by Privy Council 
for not reading Proclamation of the Estates, 
etc., 4th Sept. 1689, and by Act of Parlia- 
ment 25th April 1690. He marr. Dec. 1681, 
Jean Taylor, who died 26th April 1736, 
and had issue — Ninian ; Cecil. — [Fife Sas., 
xiii., 290.] 

ALEXANDER WILSON, M.A., above 
mentioned ; restored by Act of 
Parliament 25th April 1690 ; trans, 
to Cults 26th Jan. 1693. 

JOHN OLIPHANT, M.A. (St Andrews, 
25th July 1676) ; called jure devoluto 
in July, and ord. 13th Dec. 1694; 
died March 1716, aged about 60. He marr. 
Eupham Wilson, who died 1717, and had 
issue — Isobel ; Anna ; Andrew ; Thomas, 
buried in Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 20th 
March 1731, aged 21 ; David, bookbinder, 
Edinburgh ; John; Agnes, buried 31st May 
1733 ; Margaret.— [St Andrews Tests.] 



ST ANDREWS] 



CAMERON— CARNBEE 



187 



1752 



JOHN STEWAET, M.A. (St Andrews, 
1717 18th April 1707); licen. by Presb. 
of St Andrews 9th Sept. 1715 ; called 
7th Aug. 1716; ord. 17th Jan. 1717; died 
7th April 1751, aged about 64. He marr. 
16th May 1718, Elizabeth Kerr, parish of 
Whitekirk, who died 18th June 1767. 

JOHN MAIR, born 1722 ; educated at 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. 
of Cupar 9th Jan. 1750 ; pres. by 
George II. 6th June 1751 ; ord. 24th March 
1752 ; died 29th April 1798. He marr. 2nd 
Dec. 1754, Margaret, only daugh. of William 
Forbes, surgeon, Methil, and had issue — 
James, surgeon R.N., born 14th Dec. 1755, 
died 21st Aug. 1788 ; Alexander, licentiate 
of the Church of Scotland, born 4th Oct. 
1757, died 24th Sept. 1781 ; Peter, born 
5th May 1759, died 27th July 1789 ; Kather- 
ine, born 6th Oct. 1761 ; Helen, born 25th 
May 1764, died 25th Jan. 1765; Walter, 
born 5th Feb., and died 10th Aug. 1766; 
Bruce, born 3rd Feb. 1771, died 23rd Sept. 
1789. Publication — Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xi.). 

THOMAS ADAMSON, born 1762, son 
of the bedellus of the United 
College, St Andrews ; educated at 
that Univ. ; licen. by Presb. there 27th Sept. 
1785 ; assistant at Dunfermline Abbey ; 
ord. by Presb. as chaplain to St Andrews 
volunteers 27th Sept. 1797 ; pres. by George 
III. 18th June, and adm. 31st Aug. 1798 ; 
died 25th Feb. 1839, and was interred in 
the Cathedral burying-ground, St Andrews. 
He marr. 20th Dec. 1798, Elizabeth Mackie, 
Dunfermline, who died 29th Sept. 1849, 
aged 83, and had issue — Christian, born 
20th May 1803, died 17th Sept. 1806 ; John 
William, born 14th Nov. 1805; Elizabeth 
Katherine, born 27th March 1807 (marr. 
Alexander Hill of Stony wynd). Publication 
— Account of the Parish (New Stat. Ace, vs..). 
—[Tombst.'] 

V ANDREW BROWN, born 1805, son of 

1838 ■^•» wr i§ht> Pathhead ; educated 

at Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by 
Presb. of Kirkcaldy 8th Sept. 1831 ; became 
assistant schoolmaster at Kilconquhar and 
tutor in the family of Graham Bonar of 



1798 



Greigston; pres. by Queen Victoria; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 12th April 1838 ; 
died of fever 11th Dec. 1843— [Tombst.] 

WILLIAM MILLIGAN, M.A. ; pres. by 
Queen Victoria 28th Feb., and ord. 
30th May 1844; trans, to Kilconquhar 
18th Oct. 1850. 

WILLIAM PURDIE DICKSON, M.A.; 
pres. by Queen Victoria 23rd June, 
and ord. 9th Sept. 1851 ; ind. Pro- 
fessor of Biblical Criticism, Glasgow Uni- 
versity, 2nd Oct. 1863 (q.v.) ; dem. this 
charge 21st Oct. 1863. 

JOHN WEBSTER, M.A. ; pres. by 
Queen Victoria 25th Nov. 1863 ; 
trans, from Anstruther Easter, 10th 

March 1864 ; trans, to St John's, Edinburgh, 

28th Dec. 1876. 

V ~WILLIAM LANG BAXTER, born Muir- 
la7 „ field, Arngask, 23rd Jan. 1841, son 
of Rev. Daniel B. and Beatrix Burt ; 
educated at Aberdeen Grammar School 
(Dux and Medallist 1855), King's College, 
Aberdeen (Huttonian Prizeman 1859); M.A. 
(1859); licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen in 
1863 ; assistant at Fordyce and St James's, 
Glasgow ; ord. to Arngask 18th Sept. 1867 ; 
trans, and adm. 17th May 1877 ; D.D. (St 
Andrews, 3rd March 1888). Publications— 
The Sabbath not for the Jew but for Man 
(£100 Prize Essay, by Lord's Day Observ- 
ance Society, Edinburgh, 1880) ; Sanctuary 
and Sacrifice : A Reply to Wellhausen 
(vol. iv. of " The Bible Students' Library," 
London, 1896) ; Smooth Stones out of the 
Brook, or how to meet the Philistine 
("Princeton Theol. Rev.," xix., April 1921, 
reprinted separately, London, 1921). 



CARNBEE. 

[The church of Carnbee belonged to 
the Abbey of Dunfermline. The present 
building was erected in 1793.] 

WILLIAM SCOTT, min. in 1564,— [St 
1564 Andrews Kirk-Session Record, 229.] 

ANDREW OLIPHANT, min. before 
1567 1567.— [Acts and Dec, xlix., 61.] 



188 



CARNBEE 



[PEESB. OF 



1567 



DAVID SPENS, though not a min. 
was a member of the first General 
Assembly 20th Dec. 1560, which 
thought him one of those most qualified 
for ministering and teaching. A complaint 
was tendered to the Assembly 4th July 
1562 that he had given institution to a 
person as a prebendary in virtue of a Papal 
bull ; adm. to Monimail. about that date ; 
trans, and adm. about 1567 ; pres. to the 
vicarage 15th Dec. 1571 ; had Kilconquhar, 
Newburn, and Largo in his charge in 1574 ; 
died in Aug. 1575. He marr. and had issue 
— David; Janet. — [Edin. Tests.; Reg.Assig.; 
Acts and Dec, clxxxvi., 1876.] 

GEOKGE DURIE, min. in 1572; still 
7 held the parsonage in 1599. — [Select 
Min. Synod Fife, 203.] 

THOMAS WOOD, "being at the 
sculls," was pres. to the Preben- 
dary of Kinkell in the College Kirk 
of Our Lady called the Kirkheuch beside 
St Andrews by James VI. 24th Nov. 1571, 
which was confirmed to him while a student 
at the Univ. 19th July 1572 ; was reader at 
Abdie and at Largo in 1574 and afterwards 
at St Andrews ; pres. to the vicarage of this 
par. by James VI. 7th Nov. 1576 and 24th 
Feb. 1576-7 ; is styled vicar of St Andrews 
and of the Convent of Lindores in 1580 and 
1582 ; pres. to Dysart by James VI. 10th 
Nov. 1584, but not settled. — [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; 
Reg. of Deeds, xx., ii., 415.] 

WILLIAM LAING, probably of family 
of Spittal ; min. and vicar of 
Moneydie from 1561-7 ; adm. to 
Ceres in 1567 ; trans, to Cupar before 
1574 ; returned to Ceres in 1576 ; trans, 
in 1579 with vicarage of Moneydie in con- 
junction ; died 6th April 1583. — [Edin. 
Tests. ; Perth Inhib., L, 9th Jan. 1579-80.] 

ANDREW HUNTER, ord. in 1582; 
1582 trans, to Newburn in 1588. 

DAVID MEARNS, MA. (St Andrews 

1589 15S2 ) ' adm " t0 ^ ew ^ ,urn 27tn ^ ov - 

1589 ; trans, that year and adm. 15th 
Jan. 1589-90; pres. to the vicarage by 
Charles I. 2nd April 1635. When a con- 
ference took place between the parties in 



1579 



Nov. 1619 relative to enforcing conformity 
to the Articles of the Assembly at Perth, 
he was one of those selected on the part of 
the ministers for considering the best course 
for peace ; was confined to his parish by 
Court of High Commission 21st April 1620 ; 
died 8th Oct. 1638, aged about 77. He 
marr. and had issue — John, probably his 
successor here ; Catherine. — [St Andrews 
Tests. ; Reg. Assig. ; Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Reg. of 
Deeds, cccciii., 273.] 

JOHN MEARNS, probably son of pre- 

163g ceding; MA. (St Andrews 1622); 

adm. 10th April 1639 ; dep. 6th Jan. 

1642, not only for his indirect means of 
entry to the ministry and oppression of his 
sisters but also because of his weakness in 
doctrine, his utter inability for exercising 
discipline, and his great contumacy to the 
Presbytery. He had a provision of 4000 
merks from the General Assembly in Aug. 

1643, but became so reduced in circum- 
stances that he had to accept relief from the 
Kirk-Session 29th Oct. 1665 and 25th Dec. 
1666. He marr. Janet, daugh. of James 
Martin.— [Macfarlane's Gen. Coll., ii., 188.] 

HENRY RYMOUR [or RYMER], MA. 
1644 (^* Andrews 1633); adm. 24th April 
1644; pres. by Charles I. 11th Jan. 
1645 ; called to Duns in 1649, but not 
settled ; joined the Resolutioners in 1651 ; 
suspended 27th Oct. 1663 ; dep. 5th April 
1664 for not conforming to Episcopacy; 
returned in terms of Act of Parliament 
22nd June 1690 ; app. one of the visitors of 
Univs., etc., 4th July that year ; died in 
Edinburgh 17th Oct. 1694, aged about 82. 
He marr. Elizabeth Pitcairn (died 4th Aug. 
1664), probably sister of Alexander P. of 
Kilmux - Wester, and had issue — John, 
writer, Edinburgh ; David, had sasine with 
his father in an annual rent from Caskie- 
berran Feb. 1668 ; Elizabeth ; Jean ; Mary, 
seised with her father in an annual rent 
from lands of Kinnaird and West Blair 
Jan. 1671 ; and perhaps James, min. of 
St Andrews. — [Lamont's Diary, 171 ; 
Wodrow's Hist., L, 329; Blair's Aulob.; Fife 
Sas., vii. 38, ix. 106 ; Fife Horn., xxvi., 
273 ; Greyfriars Burials ; Gen. Reg. of 
Sas., xv., xviii., xxvi.] 



ST ANDREWS] 



CARNBEE 



189 



L ANDREW BRUCE, pres. by Charles, 
Earl of Dunfermline; ord. before 
4th and adm. 20th Sept. 1664 ; trans. 

to Pittenweem 19th July 1677. 

JAMES GARDEN, trans, from Mary- 
•._-„ culter; pres. by James, Archbishop 
of St Andrews, in Aug., and adm. 6th 
Sept. 1678 ; app. Professor of Divinity in 
King's College, Aberdeen, 14th Oct. 1680 
(q.v.). 

ALEXANDER LUNDIE, trans, from 
1681 Orwell ; pres. by Sir Robert Dalyell, 
tutor to Alexander, Earl of Kellie, 
with consent of Mary, Dowager Countess 
of Kellie, in March, and adm. 27th April 
1681 ; trans, to Wemyss 4th May 1683. 

JOHN FALCONER, born about 1660, 
son of David F., D.D., Professor of 
Divinity, St Mary's College, St 
Andrews; educated at Univ. of Edinburgh; 
M.A. (1679) ; became chaplain in the family 
of Wemyss of Wemyss; adm. 23rd May 
1683 ; deprived by Privy Council 8th Sept. 
1689, for not reading the Proclamation of 
the Estates, etc., and by Act of Parliament 
25th April 1690, restoring Presbyterian 
mins. ; was consecrated a Bishop of the 
Non-jurant Church at Dundee 28th April 
1709 and had the district of Brechin assigned 
to him in 1720; died at Inglismaldie 6th 
July 1723 and was buried at Logie-Pert. 
" A good and grave man and very modest, 
tall, black, and stooping." He wrote a little 
tract described as " a popular exposition of 
the various Covenants of God and especially 
of the sanctions and conditions of the 
Christian Covenants," which has been pre- 
served in MS. He marr. Elizabeth Gal- 
loway (bapt. 6th Feb. 1671, died March 
1691), daugh. of Thomas, second Lord 
Dunkeld, and had issue — James, served 
heir 17th April 1729; Thomas. — [St 
Andrews Tests.; Services of Heirs; Scots 
Peerage, iii., 380 ; Connolly's Fifeshire Biog., 
180 ; Black's Brechin, 323.] 

HENRY RYMOUR [or RYMER], 
1690 M.A., above mentioned. 

JOHN ARTHUR, probably assistant 
to foregoing ; trans, to Elie before 
27th Sept. 1692. 



1693 



ROBERT FAIR WEATHER, M.A. ; 
called 31st May, and ord. (colleague) 
5th Oct. 1693 ; trans, to Crail 25th 
Sept. 1701. 

HUGH KEMP, adm. to Forgan before 
1704 18th April 1693, when he was Presby- 
tery clerk ; trans, to Dunfermline 
1st May 1701 ; called in Oct., and adm. 
30th Nov. 1704; died between 20th Aug. 
and 24th Sept. 1718. He marr. 11th Nov. 
1701, Margaret, daugh. of Thomas Gourlay 
of Kincraig, and widow of Thomas Spens 
of Lathallan, and had issue — James. — [St 
Andrews Tests. ; Wood's East Nenk, 147.] 

WILLIAM DALGLEISH, called 2nd 
171g April, and ord. 10th Sept. 1719; 
trans, to Ferryport-on-Craig 11th 
Oct. 1739. 

JOSEPH PITCAIRN, born Nov. 1708, 
„ son of Joseph P., min. of Kingsbarns ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (4th May 1726) ; licen. by Presb. there 
30th May 1733; pres. by Alexander, Earl 
of Kellie, Sept. 1741; ord. 16th Sept. 
1742 ; died 14th Oct. 1780. He presented 
the Communion cups to the parish, which 
are still in use. He marr. 20th Oct. 
1761, Janet, daugh. of Samuel M'Cormick, 
General Examiner of H.M. Books of Taxes, 
and had issue — Helen, born ,13th Jan. 1763 
(marr. Alexander Brodie, min. of this 
parish) ; Joseph, merchant, New York, and 
benefactor to this parish, born 1st Nov. 
1764. 

v ALEXANDER BRODIE, born 30th 
June 1745, son of James B., min. of 
Latheron ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Perth 28th Sept. 
1768; ord. to Dunino 7th Jan. 1773; pres. 
by Sir John Anstruther in May; trans, and 
adm. 18th Oct. 1781 ; died 27th Oct. 1804. 
He marr. 30th June 1779, Helen (died at 
Edinburgh 9th March 1812, aged 49), 
daugh. of Joseph Pitcairn, min. of this 
parish, and had issue — Janet, born 30th 
March 1780 (marr. 7th Oct. 1803, Duncan 
Cowan, merchant, Edinburgh), died 1st 
Jan. 1824; James, C.B., brigadier-general 
H.E.I.C.S., born 6th Feb. 1782, died 18th 
June 1831 ; Joseph, merchant, Hamburg, 



1781 



190 



CARNBEE 



[PEESB. OF 



born 20th Aug. 1783, died 14th March 
1826; William, born 13th July, died 1st 
Sept. 1786 ; Alexander Oswald, merchant, 
New York, born 25th Sept. 1787, died 
1856 1 Edward, born 28th Sept. 1789, died 
1812 j Elizabeth, born 7th Jan. 1792, died 
unmarr. 13th Oct. 1857 ; Helen, born 3rd 
Sept. 1796 (marr. 23rd Aug. 1830, Alex- 
ander Cowan, paper-maker, Penicuik), 
died 18th Dec. 1863. — [Boog Watson's 
Cowan Pedigrees.'} 

JOSEPH TAYLOK, born 1740; edu- 
. _ og cated at Univ. of Aberdeen ; became 
schoolmaster of Wick, 'which office 
he dem. 4th Dec. 1764; licen. by Presb. 
of Caithness 6th Nov. 1764 ; ord. to Watten 
21st April 1779, where he acted as factor 
on the Watten estate ; pres. by Sir Robert 
Anstruther of Balcaskie, Bart., Dec. 1804 ; 
trans, and adm. 2nd Aug. 1805 ; died 
at Pittenweem from injuries received in 
a gig accident 29th Nov. 1815. He 
marr. 12th June 1779, Jean (died 9th May 
1796), daugh. of Duncan Forbes Eoss of 
Kindeace, and had issue — Jean, born 29th 
April 1780 (marr. John M'Kid, farmer, 
Watten) ; Robert Dunbar, lieut. 18th Foot, 
and merchant, Glasgow, born 5th July 
1781, died 1839; Henrietta, born 8th 
Sept. 1782, died 1st May 1783; Elizabeth 
Dunbar, born 5th Oct. 1785 (marr. 7th Feb. 
1812, John Goodsir, surgeon, Anstruther, 
and was mother of John Goodsir, the cele- 
brated anatomist); Anne Munro, born 12th 
March 1789, died 1864 ; Joseph, second 
lieut. 17th Native Infantry, India, born 
26th May 1790, died 3rd March 1818; 
Anstruther, min. of this parish ; Duncan 
Forbes Ross, born 12th March 1796, killed 
in India. Publication — Account of Watten 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xi.). — [Avld's Ministers 
and Men in the Far North.] 

ANSTRUTHER TAYLOR, born 8th 
Nov. 1793, son of preceding; educated 
at Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by 
Presb. there 1st May 1816; pres. by Sir 
Robert Anstruther of Balcaskie, Bart., that 
month ; ord. 12th Sept. 1816 ; died unmarr. 
28th Oct. 1863. Publications— Jurisdic- 
tion of the Church over Universities and 
Colleges (Edinburgh, 1814) ; Case for the 



1864 



Presbytery of St Andreivsin the libel against 
Sir David Brewster, K.H., LL.D., F.R.S. 
(Edinburgh, 1845) ; Account of the Parish 
{New Stat. Ace, ix.). 

THOMAS PETER JOHNSTON, 
born Edinburgh, 16th Aug. 1836, son 
of Peter Thomas J. of Ogscastle, 
Lanarkshire, writer, and Margaret Westran 
(of Orcadian descent, a relative of David 
Vedder, the poet) ; educated at High 
School and Univ. of Edinburgh, and at 
Marburg, Germany ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh May 1863; assistant at Athel- 
staneford ; pres. by Sir Robert Anstruther, 
Bart. ; ord. 6th April 1864. He marr. 6th 
Sept. 1S64, Mary (died 1908), daugh. 
of James Matthew, and had issue — Thomas 
Evans, L.D.S., St Andrews, born 24th April 
1871 ; Mary Matthew, born 16th July 
1873 (marr. James Mackinnon, consulting 
engineer); Hermina Margaret, born 11th 
Feb. 1877 (marr. Edward Ellice Morrison, 
LL.D., member of the Land Court) ; 
Louisa Anstruther, born 14th Sept. 1878 
(marr. Thomas Robertson); Jessie Matthew, 
born 19th March 1881, died 15th Feb. 1885 ; 
James Haig, L.R.C.P. & S., L.D.S. Edin., 
L.F.P.S. Glas., dental surgeon, Dunferm- 
line, born 21st Dec. 1883. Publications 
— " Columbus," prize poem in the Class of 
Rhetoric, Edinburgh Univ. {Blachoood's 
Magazine) ; Patrick Hamilton : A Tragedy 
of the Reformation (Edinburgh, 1882); 
Poems (Edinburgh, 1912) ; Contributions to 
Chambers's Journal, and other periodicals. 
— [Modern Scottish Poets, v., 372-7.] 

GEORGE SPEED THOMPSON, born 
1905 Cupar -Fife, 12th June 1866, son 
of Alexander T., sergeant in the 
42nd Foot, Royal Highlanders (The Black 
Watch), who won the Victoria Cross in 
the attack on Fort Ruhijah 15th April 
1858, and Isabella Speed ; educated at 
St Ninian's School, Perth, and Univ. of 
St Andrews; M.A. (1892), B.D. (1895); 
licen. by Presb. of Perth 15th May 1895 ; 
assistant at West (St Nicholas), Aberdeen, 
Boarhills, and South Church, Greenock; 
ord. to West Maybole 16th April 1S98 ; 
trans, (assistant and successor) 17th May 
1905 ; served as chaplain attached to Royal 



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191 



Scots Greys South African Field Force, 
1903-4; app. chaplain to Fife and Forfar 
Yeomanry in 1906 ; T.D. 1912 ; served as 
chaplain with the British Expeditionary 
Force, 1914-15; "1914 Star." Marr. 27th 
April 1910, May Catherine, daugh. of James 
Tosh, and has issue — Christine Campbell, 
born 12th April 1911 ; Isabel May, born 
5th May 1914 ; Alexander Frederick, born 
6th March, and died 18th Nov. 1917 ; 
Elizabeth Munro, born 31st May 1920. 
Publication — " War Memories and Sketches " 
by a Scottish Chaplain (Paisley, 1916). 

CELLARDYKE (Q.S.). 

[The church was dedicated here 6th 
March 1881. The parish of Cellardyke was 
disjoined from Kilrenny 28th March 1883.] 

CHAELES BEVERIDGE ROSS, M.A. 
18gl (Edinburgh 1877), B.D. ; served as 
a licentiate 9th April 1881 to March 
1882. (See p. 62.) 

JAMES HIRAM WATSON, born 27th 

1882 < ~ >ct- 1852 ' on l v son °^ J ames Ruther- 
ford W., min. of Eccles; educated 
at Eccles School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Duns ; assistant at 
Fraserburgh and Peterhead ; adm. to Cellar- 
dyke Chapel July 1882 ; res. March 1883 ; 
devoted himself to literature, writing 
under the pen-name of " Andrew Cheviot " ; 
died unmarr. at Edinburgh 24th Jan. 1903. 
Publications — Black Agnes, a Romance of 
the Siege of Dunbar (Dunbar, 1890) ; 
Trick, Trial, and Triumph : a Clerical 
Detective Story (Perth, 1891) ; The Provost 
of St Foins (Perth, 1893) ; Proverbs, Pro- 
verbial Expressions and Popular Rhymes of 
Scotland (Paisley, 1896). — {The Border 
Almanac, 1904.] 

JAMES RAY, born Paisley, 13th April 
1859, son of Robert K. and Elizabeth 
Forrest; educated at John Neilson's 
School and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. 
(1878); licen. by Presb. of Paisley July 
1880 ; assistant at Kilbarchan and North 
Leith ; ord. first min. of the parish 8th 
June 1883 ; trans, to St James's Chapel, 
Portobello, 3rd Oct. 1916. Marr. 6th June 
1888, Agnes Bonthrone, fourth daugh. of 



1883 



Philip Oliphant, solicitor, Anstruther, and 
has issue — Robert, born 12th April 1889 ; 
Philip Oliphant, K.F.C., born 15th June 
1893, killed in action in the Great War 
13th April 1917; James Forrest, born 28th 
Feb. 1896. 

JAMES ROBERT LEE, born North 
._-,. Berwick, 20th Dec. 1885, son of 
Charles Hamilton L. and Mary 
Hamilton White ; educated at Lenzie Col- 
legiate School, Springburn Higher Grade 
School, Glasgow, and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1906), B.D. (1909) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Glasgow April 1909 ; assistant at Govan ; 
ord. to Glengarry 17th Dec. 1914; trans, 
and adm. 28th Feb. 1917. 



CRAIL. 

[In early times the church of Crail was 
dedicated to St Malrubh, but there was a 
later dedication to St Mary. The church 
belonged to the Cistercian Nunnery of 
Haddington. A collegiate foundation was 
given to this church in 1517. Within the 
building there were altars of the Holy 
Rood, St Michael, St Katherine, St John 
the Baptist, St James, St John the Evan- 
gelist, St Bartholomew, St Stephen, and 
St Nicholas. At Kilminning, in the parish, 
there was a chapel of St Monan. From 
1600 to 1646 this parish had a Second 
Charge. A Boodmas fair was held at Crail.] 

JOHN MELVILL, became min. in 
15e0 1560, though not universally acknow- 
ledged as such, as appears from his 
complaint, 5th Oct. 1561, that certain 
persons threatened to take him out of the 
pulpit " be the luggis and chais him out of 
the town," for which offence they were 
obliged to make penitential confession. 
On 27th Dec. 1565, the Assembly inter- 
dicted him from solemnizing a marriage 
until an objection to it was first heard 
by the Superintendent and two others. 
[He was afterwards min. of Spott.] 

THOMAS KINNEAR, elected by the 

bailies, council, and community with 

consent of the Superintendent and 

adm. before 25th Feb. 1566 ; pres. to the 



192 



CRAIL 



[PRESB. OF 



1593 



Provostry by James VI. 18th Dec. 1575 ; 
dep. by General Assembly Oct. 1577. 
He was pres. by the magistrates and 
council to the prebend of St Nicolas' 
Altar in the College Kirk of Crail 25th 
Nov. 1572, but his duties being neglected 
the magistrates on 15th Nov. 1577 declared 
the office vacant. He was banished the 
burgh, 11th Jan. 1579, on a charge of 
adultery. — [ Reg. Assig. ; Crail Council 
Beg. ; Row's Hist. ; Wodrow Miscell.] 

JOHN EDMESTOUN, trans, from 
15 „_ Tulliebole in 1578; pres. to the 
vicarage pensionary by James VI. 
3rd April 1581, holding the prebend] of St 
James's Altar in the College Kirk of Crail 
and resigning that of St Katherine in the 
same church ; trans, to High Kirk, Edin- 
burgh, in 1584. 

HENRY LEITCH, adm. before 12th 
, 586 Jan. 1586 ; trans, to Auchtermuchty 
in 1593. 

ANDREW MONCREIFF, son of Sir 
William M. of that ilk and Jean 
Oliphant ; adm. to Kilconquhar in 
1576 ; app. by Privy Council, 6th March 
1589, one of the commissioners for preserva- 
tion of the "true religion" in the sheriffdom 
of Fife, and nominated by the Assembly, 
25th April 1593, one of three to visit the 
Presbyteries of Lothian ; trans, and adm. 
20th Sept. 1593; died 8th Aug. 1596. He 
marr. Janet Moncreiff (who survived him, 
and marr. (2) William Murray, min. of this 
parish), and had issue — Andrew, died 
before 16th Dec. 1643 ; John, min. of 
Kinghorn; James; William. — [Reg. Assig. ; 
St Andrews Tests. ; Melvill's Autob. ; Inq. 
Ret. Fife, 347, 481; Inq. de Tut., 391; 
G, R. Sas., xvii., 238.] 

ANDREW DUNCAN, Regent in St 
Leonard's College, St Andrews, and 
Rector of the Grammar School of 
Dundee from 1571 ; pres. by James, Lord 
Lindsay; ord. 11th Sept. 1596; coll. 2nd 
March 1597; attended the Assembly at 
Aberdeen, 2nd July 1605, despite the royal 
authority. For this he was imprisoned at 
Blackness, tried at Linlithgow with four 
others, 10th Jan. 1606, found guilty and 



1596 



banished the kingdom for life. He settled 
at Bordeaux and became a Professor of 
Theology in the College of Rochelle May 
1607. He returned to Scotland before 1st 
July 1613, submitted to the King, and 
obtained permission to remain, resuming 
his ministry in this parish. He was 
summoned before the Court of High Com- 
mission, 13th April 1619, but declined its 
authority, was suspended 22nd, confined 
to the town of Dundee, and dep. 10th May 
1620. In 1621 he presented a supplication 
in name of certain mins. to the Lord 
Clerk Register, for which he was confined 
by the Privy Council in Dunbarton Castle. 
He was liberated 2nd Oct., and allowed 
to reside in any parish but Crail or 
Edinburgh. He went to Kilrenny, but 
was obliged to leave there for Berwick- 
upon-Tweed, where his great pecuniary 
difficulties were relieved "almost miracu- 
lously " by an unknown lady ; died in 1626, 
aged about 66. He marr. Jean Liwell, and 
had issue— John; William; David; Bessie, 
and three others, who predeceased him. 
Publications — Latina Grammatical, par. 
prior sive etymologia Latina in usum 
radiorum (Edinburgh, 1595) ; Appendix 
Etymologiae ad copiam exemploram (Edin- 
burgh, 1595); Rudimenta Pietatis (Edin- 
burgh, 1595); Stiidiorwm Puerilium Clavis 
miro quodam compendio (Edinburgh, 1597) ; 
Admonition to the Hie Commission ; Letters 
to the Bishop of St Andrews (Calderwood's 
Hist., vii., 181; Orig. Lett., ii.). — [Reg. 
Assig.; Booke of the Kirk ; Pitcairn's Grim. 
Trials, ii., 494, 503 ; Livingston's Charac] 

WILLIAM MURRAY, son of David M., 
portioner of Ardeth, and Margaret 
Kirkcaldy ; was a min. 6th Oct. 
1597 ; adm. to Second Charge, Crail. 14th 
Sept. 1600; trans, to First Charge; pres. 
by Sir Andrew Murray of Balvaird, Knight; 
adm. 19th April 1607 ; suspended 7th April 
1624 on account of his behaviour with 
Helen Wood in his wife's lifetime, and 
his haste in marrying her after his wife's 
decease. His suspension was removed 6th 
Oct. following, but the Synod did not con- 
sider it advisable he should exercise the 
ministry here. He marr. (1) Janet (died 



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193 



Aug. 1623), widow of Andrew Moncreiff, 
min. of this parish : (2) Helen Wood, 
and had issue — Janet, died before 1625 ; 
Margaret (marr. Arthur Mjrton of Pittowie. 
Publication — Nine Songs paraphrased out 
of Scripture (1631). — {Fife Sheriff- Court 
Books, 5th Oct. 1624; G. R. Sas., xvii., 
235; Acts and Dec, ccxli., 187.] 

JOHN DOUGLAS, son of John D. of 
1624 P ar khead ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; M.A. (22nd Feb. 1602) ; 
adm. min. of the Auld North British Begi- 
ment in the Low Countries on the suit 
of Sir William Edmond, lieut.-colonel ; 
ord. (in Stirling Church by a committee 
of Presb.) 20th Feb. 1606 ; adm. to Second 
Charge, St Andrews, 1621 ; D.D. (25th July 
1621); trans, and adm. in 1624; on Com- 
mission for Maintenance of Church Dis- 
cipline 21st Oct. 1634; died before 22nd 
Oct. 1635, aged about 54. He marr. 
Catherine Lindsay, who was buried in 
Grey friars 30th Aug. 1674, and had issue 
— Daniel, min. of Hilton. — [Reg, Sec. Sig. ; 
Fife Sas., xix., 31, 34.] 

GEOEGE HALYBUETON, min. of 
1635 -Dunino i n 1633 ; pres. by Charles I. 
22nd Oct. 1635 ; was accused by 
Lord Lindsay in Assembly, 7th Dec. 1638, 
of malversation of church funds, but it is 
said Lord L. had an animus against him as 
H. had been admitted to the parish without 
his consent as patron. The matter was 
referred to the Presbytery and the parish 
was vacant in 1639. He marr. Elspeth 
Gledstanes, widow of Sir John Wemyss 
of Craigtoun, and had issue — William, 
portioner of Kincaple ; George ; Elspeth. — 
]_Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Baillie's Letters, i., 154 ; 
Reg. of Deeds, cccclxiv. 1 50, cccclxvi. 3.] 



1640 



AETHUE MYETON, born about 1600, 
son of William M. of Cambo ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(21st July 1621); adm. before 7th April 
1640; died in 1645. Publication — The 
Touchstone of Conversion, or Marks of 
True Faith in the Heart (London, 1647). 
—[Wood's East Neuk, 461 ; Miscell. Scot., 
ii. ; Baillie's Letters.] 

VOL. V. 



JAMES SHAEP, pres. by John, Earl of 

Crawford, in 1647 ; adm. 27th Jan. 

1648 ; trans, to be third professor 

in the New College of St Andrews 16th 

Jan. 1661 [afterwards Archbishop of St 

Andrews (q.v.)]. 

ALEXANDEE EDWAED, M.A. ; 
Eegent of Humanity in Old College, 
St Andrews ; adm. to Dunino 13th 
Oct. 1652 ; trans, and adm. 5th Aug. 1663 ; 
D.D. (1672); died 7th May 1684, aged 
about 61, and was "buried behind 
Balcomie's seat, where the ministers do 
celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord's 
Supper." He marr. Isabell Davidson, and 
had issue— Thomas, min. of Tynninghame ; 
David, born 1653 ; Isobel (marr. David 
Taylor, min. of Anstruther Wester) ; Helen ; 
James, born 1659. — [St Andrews Tests. ; 
Tombst. ; Blair's Autob. ; Miscell. Scot., ii.] 

ALEXANDEE LESLIE, born about 
1684 1637, fourth son of James L. of 
Warthill, Aberdeenshire, and Beatrix 
Abercrombie ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1657); became chaplain 
to David Leslie, first Lord Newark ; had 
a testimonial for licence from Presb. of 
St Andrews 25th April 1665; ord. to 
Anstruther Wester 12th, and adm. 17th 
Jan. 1666 ; trans, to Ceres 17th Oct. 1667 ; 
pres. by Thomas Moncreiff of that ilk in 
Sept., trans, and adm. 22nd Oct. 1684; 
deprived by the Privy Council, 17th Sept. 
1689, for not reading Proclamation of the 
Estates, etc. He was called " Long Leslie " 
from his height ; one of his intimates was 
Archbishop Sharp, who rested at Ceres 
manse for an hour or two on the afternoon 
on which he was murdered at Magus Muir 
3rd May 1679 ; prohibited from exercising 
any part of his clerical functions under a 
severe penalty by the Privy Council in 
1693. He continued, however, to minister 
at Crail to those of his parishioners who 
did not conform to Presbyterianism. The 
old Episcopal chapel on the Bankhead Brae, 
above Crail Harbour, was probably built 
for these services ; died 23rd Sept. 1703. 
He marr. 13th Jan. 1674, Helen, daugh. of 
John Symer, min. of Meigle, and had issue 
— Alexander, born 1678 ; David, merchant, 



N 



194 



CRAIL 



[PRESB. OF 



Anstruther, bapt. 2nd July 1680 ; Anna, 
bom 1681 (marr. 15th Aug. 1702, Henry- 
Crawford) ; Helen, born 1684 (marr. 29th 
Dec. 1704, John Lindsay of Newton of 
Nydie, merchant, Crail, died 21st Dec. 
1704); Isobel, bapt. 13th Sept. 1687; 
James, merchant, Crail, out in the Rising 
of 1715, Sheriff-Clerk of Fife, died 1730.— 
[Tombst. ; Services of Heirs ; G. R. Inhib., 
29th Sept. 1675 ; Beveridge's Churchyard 
Memorials of Crail, 162.] 

WILLIAM HARDIE, M.A. ; called 2nd, 
and ord. 23rd Sept. 1690; trans, to 
Second Charge, St Andrews, 1st 
May 1701. 

ROBERT FAIRWEATHER, M.A. (St 
1701 Andrews, 2nd Aug. 1684) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Angus and Mearns 1st 
Sept. 1692 ; assistant at Cortachy ; ord. 
to Carnbee 5th Oct. 1693; called 14th 
Aug., trans, and adm. 25th Sept. 1701 ; 
died May 1738, aged about 72. He marr. 

(1) 23rd Jan. 1702, Anne (died June 1704, 
aged 24), daugh. of Patrick Lindsay of 
Wormiston, commissary clerk of St An- 
drews, and Katherine, daugh. of Robert 
Bethune of Bandon, and had issue — 
Patrick, bapt. 17th Nov. 1702; Anna, 
bapt. 1st May 1704 : (2) 13th July 1719, 
Rachel Bethune, who died 3rd March 1768. 
Lydia Anne, buried 28th June 1800, aged 
66, may have been a daugh. by his second 
wife. — [Scots Peerage, v., 415 ; Spec. Set. 
Fife, 472 ; Wood's Hast Neuk, 455.] 

PATRICK GLAS, born 1702; M.A. 
1734 ^ Andrews, 3r< * Ma y 1721 ) > licen. 
by Presb. there 12th Sept. 1728; 
app. assistant here 5th Dec. 1732; called 
11th Sept., and ord. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) 25th Dec. 1734; died 25th May 
1787. He marr. (1) 31st May 1736, Jean 
(died 8th Feb. 1740), daugh. of James 
Dickieson, merchant, St Andrews, and had 
issue — Euphemia, born 18th Aug. 1737 ; 
Helena Hay ; James, born 31st Jan. 1740 : 

(2) 23rd April 1744, Elizabeth (died 26th 
June 1779), daugh. of William Lindsay, 
M.D., of Feddinch, and had issue — Mar- 
garet, born 21st Feb. 1745 (marr. 12th 
Aug. 1760, Alexander Cheyne, chief officer 



Grandtully, Greenland ship, Dundee) ; 
William, born 28th March 1747, died 25th 
Dec. 1768 ; Catherine, born 22nd Feb. 1749 
(marr. Patrick Murray, min. of Kilmadock) ; 
David, born 26th Dec. 1750 ; Patrick, born 
23rd Aug. 1752, died 18th Oct. 1763 ; Eliza- 
beth, born 25th Sept. 1754 (marr. 3rd Aug. 
1785, David Cowan, farmer, Troustrie, in 
the parish) ; John, born 25th June 1757 ; 
Charles, born 29th Nov. 1759, died 6th 
Oct. 1761 ; Walter, born 1st May 1763.— 
[Crail Bur. Reg. ; Spec. Ret. Fife, 362-5 ; 
Beveridge's Churchyard Memorials of 
Crail, 209 ; Connolly's Biographical Sketch 
of Bishop Low (1859), 153.] 

ROBERT GLENDINNING, born 
7 Moffat 1761 ; licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 26th July 1786; pres. by 
trustee for creditors of William, Earl of 
Crawford, Nov. 1787 ; ord. 1st May 1788 ; 
having become engaged to two ladies at the 
same time, he committed suicide 25th April 
1789.— [St Andrews Tests.] 

ANDREW BELL, born 30th Sept. 
17g . 1755, eldest son of John B., tenant 
in Kilduncan ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews; M.A. (1774); tutor in the 
family of Admiral, afterwards Viscount 
Duncan ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 
15th Oct. 1788 ; pres. by Sir David Kinloch 
of Gilmerton as trustee aforesaid Sept. 
1789; ord. 6th May 1790; died suddenly 
3rd Jan. 1828. He marr. 10th Dec. 1796, 
Catherine (died 5th April 1820), daugh. of 
David Beatson, min. of Dunbarney, and 
had issue — Amelia Forbes, born 25th 
May 1798 (marr. 21st Sept. 1820, Charles 
Nairne, W.S.), died 20th March 1874; 
Margaret Tod, born 18th March 1800 
(marr. 25th July 1826, John Marshall, 
Lord Curriehill, primus), died 1st Nov. 
1866; Catherine Beatson, born 25th Feb. 
1801, died 20th Feb. 1822 ; John Beatson, 
W.S., agent for the Church of Scotland, 
born 23rd Sept. 1802, died 15th May 1868 ; 
David Beatson, born 19th June 1804. 

WILLIAM MERSON, bapt. 19th Dec. 
1792, fifth son of John M., black- 
smith, Huntly ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen, M.A. (30th March 1810), 



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and Univ. of St Andrews ; assistant master 
in Grammar School, Aberdeen; licen. by 
Presb. of St Andrews 29th March 1815; 
assistant at Pittenweem and Cupar ; tutor 
in the family of Lieut.-Colonel Andrew 
Glas, H.E.I.C.S. ; assistant in Univ. 
Library, St Andrews ; assistant at Pitten- 
weem, and Cupar; pres. by Lady Mary 
Lindsay Crawford and Lieut. - Colonel 
Glas; ord. 30th July 1828; died 8th 
Jan. 1865. He marr. 20th Jan. 1830, 
Jessie Grant (died 18th Dec. 1841), daugh. 
of said Lieut.-Colonel Glas, and had issue 
— Andrew, accountant, Oriental Bank, 
Melbourne, born 2nd Feb. 1831 ; Jessie 
Harriet, born 23rd Jan. 1832, accidentally 
burnt to death 21st Nov. 1836. Publica- 
tion — Account of the Parish {New Stat. 
Ace, ix.). 

JOHN EEID, born Drumoak, 30th Aug. 
1885 1833, son of William E. and Mary 
Mitchell; educated at Grammar 
School and Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 23rd June 
1857 ; assistant at Largs and Cortachy ; 
ord. 3rd May 1865 ; died 8th Feb. 1917. 
He marr. 23rd Oct. 1866, Jane Brown 
(died 30th Dec. 1896), daugh. of John 
Brown, and had issue — William, born 
16th April 1868; Jane Fleming, born 
5th March 1870; John, born 15th Feb. 
1872; Bobert, born 9th Sept. 1873, died 
30th March 1904; James Charles, born 
15th Jan. 1876; Alexander Brown, born 
18th July 1878. 

WILLIAM MUEEAY MILNE, born 
lgl5 Glasgow, 27th July 1883, son of 
George M., shipbroker, Helens- 
burgh, and Barbara Murray ; educated at 
Glasgow Academy and Univ. ; M.A. (1906); 
licen. by Presb. of Dunbarton April 1909 ; 
assistant at Logie, Bridge of Allan ; ord. 
to Macduff 24th March 1911 ; trans, and 
adm. (assistant and successor) 17th Nov. 
1915. Marr. 29th July 1919, Kathleen 
Florence May, youngest daugh. of Frederick 
Boome Lumsden, schoolmaster, Newburn, 
and has issue — William Murray, born 8th 
June 1920. 



1641 



Second Charge. 

WILLIAM MUEEAY, M.A. ; adm. 

1600 14th Sept. 1600; trans, to First 
Charge 19th April 1607. 

PATEICK JAMESON, M.A. (St An- 
drews 1632); studied divinity at 
Aberdeen ; Eegent in Univ. of St 
Andrews ; adm. in 1641 ; was in bad health 
5th April 1642, and probably died before 
4th Oct. that year. Publication — Elogii 
XL., XLII. (Forbes's Funeral Sermon). 

JOHN HEABT, M.A.; adm. 22nd 
1643 March 1643; trans, to Dunino 30th 
Dec. 1646. 

Third Charge. 

[Subsequently erected into parish of 
Kingsbarns.] 

JOHN MACBIENIE, M.A.; adm. 

1601 a bout 1601, preaching at Kings- 
barns; trans, to Ferryport - on- 

Craig 10th May 1604. 



DUNINO. 

[The rectory of Dunino belonged to the 
college of St Salvator at St Andrews.] 

DAVID GUILD, M.A. ; adm. about 
1564 1564; trans, to Kemback in 1570. 

JAMES MAETIN, elected by the 

157o Provost and Masters of St Salvator's 

College, St Andrews ; confirmed by 

King James VI. 30th Nov. 1570; trans. 

to Kemback before 1574. 

^THOMAS BBOWN, adm. in 1574; 
1574 trans, to Kemback in 1578. 

JOHN BUTHEEFUED, adm. in 1578 ; 
157s trans, to Kemback in 1579. 

DAVID MONYPENNY, adm. in 1579 ; 
1579 trans, to Kemback before 1585. 

DAVID MAETIN, third son of John M., 
1591 Dean of Guild, St Andrews ; became 
Eegent in St Salvator's College 
there ; ord. 5th April 1591 ; still min. in 
1597, and died shortly thereafter.— [Mac- 
farlane's Gen. Coll., ii., 191.] 



196 



DUNINO 



[PKESB. OF 



WILLIAM EESKINE, son of John E. 
15g „ of Dun ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; M.A. (1592) ; nominated 
by the Principal and Masters of Old College, 
St Andrews, May 1596 ; adm. after 31st 
March 1597 ; signed Protest to Parliament 
against introduction of Episcopacy 1st 
July 1606 ; was one of a Committee ap- 
pointed by Assembly to revise the Book 
of Common Prayer in 1616 ; was sum- 
moned before Court of High Commission, 
24th Feb. 1620, for not observing holidays 
and not celebrating the Communion accord- 
ing to the order prescribed by the Assembly 
at Perth, and ordered 21st April that year 
to be confined in Angus ; was still min. 24th 
March 1629. He marr. Marjorie Hay, 
who died 14th Feb. 1629.— [St Andrews 
Tests. ; Booke of the Kirk ; Livingston's 
Charac. ; Forfar Inhib., 2nd July 1622 ; 
Beg. of Deeds, cccvi., 420.] 

GEOEGE HALYBUBTON, min. before 
1633 1633 ; trans, to Crail that year. 

DAVID FOERET, M.A. ; Regent in Old 
1638 College, St Andrews ; adm. about 
1638 ; trans, to Forgan in 1640. 

JAMES WOOD, son of a merchant, 
1640 ® t Andrews; was a Regent in the 
Old College there ; ord. in 1640 ; 
elected Professor of Divinity in Marischal 
College and min. of Greyfriars, Aberdeen, 
1644, but not settled ; trans, to be third 
Master in the New College, St Andrews, 
1645; died 15th March 1664, aged about 55. 
He marr. (1) Catherine (died 9th Sept. 
1658, aged 38), daugh. of James Carstairs, 
merchant, St Andrews, and had issue — 
William ; John, min. of St Andrews ; 
Katherine (marr. John Lentran) ; Agnes 
(marr. William, eldest son of Walter Fairfowl 
of Lathallan Wester) ; three other sons and 
four other daughs. : (2) 30th June 1659, 
Anna, second daugh. of John Napier or 
Lepar, provost of St Andrews.— [Fife Sas., 
xix., 1 ; G. B. Inhib., 13th June 1672 ; 
G. B. Rom., 4th Dec. 1671.] 

JOHN HEAET, M.A. ; trans, from 
Crail and adm. 30th Dec. 1646 ; 



1646 



trans, to Dunkeld in 1650. 



ALEXANDEE EDWAED, M.A.; called 
23rd May, and adm. 13th Oct. 1652 ; 



1652 



trans, to Crail 5th Aug. 1663. 



WILLIAM MOOEE, M.A. ; adm. 11th 
Nov. 1663 ; trans, to Second Charge, 



1663 



St Andrews, 15th July 1664. 



^JOHN BAECLAY, M.A.; ord. 15th 
1664 ^ ec- 1664; trans, to Kettle July 
1667. 

PAUL METHVEN, M.A. (St Andrews, 
27th July 1661); had a certificate for 
licence from Presb. of St Andrews 
15th Nov. 1665, and for ordination 14th 
Aug. 1667 ; adm. 20th Nov. 1667 ; was 
in ill-health 19th Oct. 1670; died before 
14th June 1671. 

ANDEEW AUCHINLECK, M.A. (St 
. „,, Andrews, 22nd July 1665) ; had a 
testimonial for licence from Presb. 
of St Andrews 17th March 1669; adm. 
3rd April 1672; suspended 11th May 1681 
till next Synod for prevarication concern- 
ing a child born in his house to a student 
of law in Edinburgh ; trans, to Newbattle 
6th July 1682. 

WILLIAM WOOD, M.A. (St Andrews, 
25th July 1671) ; had a certificate for 
licence from Presb. of St Andrews 
26th Aug. 1674; adm. 29th April 1683; 
dep. for contumacy 2nd May 1693; died 
April 1705, aged about 54. He marr. Sept. 
1700, Helen Corstorphine, and had issue — 
John; Elizabeth. — [St Andrews Tests.] 

JAMES KNOX, bapt. 16th Aug. 1668, 
son of Eobert K., writer, Edinburgh, 
and great-great-grandnephew of the 
Eeformer ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; M.A. (9th July 1688); licen. by 
Presb. of Linlithgow about 1696 ; called 
in March, and ord. 2nd Sept. 1697; died 
16th May 1740. He marr. 24th April 
1700, Margaret Woddrop, and had issue — 
Helen, bapt. 28th March 1701, died in 
infancy ; Margaret, bapt. 21st April 1702, 
died in 1783 ; Christian, bapt. 25th July 
1704; Anna, bapt. 27th March 1706; 
William, licentiate, bapt. 10th Jan. 1708 ; 
Janet, bapt. 19th July 1709 ; Helen, bapt. 
10th Oct. 1710; Jean, bapt. 17th May 1713; 



1683 



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197 



1778 



Magdalen, bapt. 24th Aug. 1715 ; Christian, 
bapt. 9th April 1717 ; Elizabeth, born 19th 
Sept. 1720 (marr. 1741, Eobert West, 
Dundee). — [St Andrews Tests. ; Edin. 
Bapt. ; Crawford's Knox Genealogy, 7 ; 
Inq. Ret. Gen., 7021.] 

JOHN TOD, M.A. (St Andrews, 3rd 
May 1727); licen. by Presb. 21st 
Dec. 1737; called 26th Dec. 1740; 
ord. 24th June 1741 ; died at Balmungo, 
28th Dec. 1771. He marr. 15th Dec. 1749, 
Alison Landale (died at Pittenweem, 12th 
Jan. 1814, aged 84), daugh. of the Eev. 
Alexander Tod, Landerlorgi, Kingsmuir, 
and had issue— David, born 21st Oct. 1750 ; 
Alison, born 26th April 1752 ; Margaret 
(marr. John Bell, tenant of Kilduncan). — 
[St Andrews Tests.'] 

- ALEXANDER BEODIE, pres. by the 
Principal and Masters of the United 
College of St Andrews June 1772; 

ord. 7th Jan. 1773 ; trans, to Carnbee 18th 

Oct. 1781. 

v JOHN BEAID, M.A. (St Andrews 1766); 
licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 15th 
Dec. 1773; pres. by Principal and 
Masters of the United College Dec. 1781; 
ord. 9th May 1782; died 5th Oct. 1785. 
He marr. 29th Dec. 1783, Margaret Camp- 
bell, who died 26th May 1822, and had 
issue — Helen, born 18th Oct. 1784. 

HENRY DAVID HILL, born 21st April 
1762, son of John H., min. of St 
Andrews ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; licen. by the Presb. there 7th 
Sept. 1785 ; pres. by the Principal and 
Masters of the United College in March, 
and ord. 24th Aug. 1786 ; dem. 24th Oct. 
1789, on appointment as Professor of Greek 
in Univ. of St Andrews (21st Oct. 1789); 
died 14th Nov. 1820. He marr. (1) 1st 
Oct. 1802, Margaret (died 11th Dec. 1814), 
daugh. of Archibald Borthwick, banker, 
Edinburgh, whose title as seventeenth Lord 
Borthwick was in abeyance till 1870, and 
Margaret Neilson, daugh. of James Scott, 
OS., and had issue — John, Commissary- 
General of the Madras Army, born 
19th Sept. 1803; Margaret, born 26th 
Dec. 1804; Jean M'Cormick, born 18th 



1786 



April 1806 (marr. Walter Weir, min. of 
Longformacus) ; Rachel, born 1 1th Sept. 
1814 (marr., as his second wife, William 
Wallace Duncan, min. of Cleish [after- 
wards of the Free Church, Peebles]) : (2) 
31st Aug. 1818, Mary Baxter, and had 
issue — Jemima, born 30th July 1819, died 
unmarr. Publication — Essays on the Insti- 
tutions, Governments, and Manners of the 
States of Ancient Greece (London, 1819; 
2nd edition, 1823).— [Mrs Rodger's A Book 
of Remembrance (private circulation, 1913).] 

"" JAMES BROWN, born 1763 ; licen. by 
1>JQ0 Presb. of St Andrews 2nd Sept. 
1789 ; pres. by the Principal and 
Masters of the United College in Feb., 
and ord. 13th May 1790; dem. 8th June 
1796, on appointment as Professor of 
Natural Philosophy in Univ. of Glasgow ; 
died 3rd June 1836. 

JAMES HUNTER, pres. by the 
l7gs Principal and Masters of the United 
College in June, and adm. 22nd 
Sept. 1796; dem. 3rd Oct. 1804, on appoint- 
ment as Professor of Logic and Rhetoric 
in the United College, St Andrews [after- 
wards min. of St Leonard's (q.v.)~\. 

JAMES ROGER, born Ryehill of 
Coupar - Grange, Bendochy, 24th 
June 1767, son of Peter R., farmer, 
and Janet, daugh. of Thomas Davidson of 
Wolflaw, Forfarshire ; educated at Univs. 
of St Andrews and Aberdeen ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dundee 4th May 1791 ; assistant 
at Cortachy and Monifieth ; adm. school- 
master of Monikie 4th Dec. 1799 ; res. 
11th June 1800; became secretary to 
George Dempster of Dunnichen, M.P. ; 
was first editor of the Dundee Advertiser; 
was sometime a journalist in London, 
and assistant at Dunnichen ; pres. by the 
Principal and Masters of United College, 
St Andrews, Nov. 1804; ord. 2nd May 
1805; died 23rd Nov. 1849. He marr. 17th 
Jan. 1823, Jean (died 18th April 1825, 
aged 22), daugh. of William Haldane, min. 
of Kingoldrum, and had issue — an only 
child— Charles, D.D., LL.D., min. of North 
Church, Dunfermline, born 18th April 1825. 
Publications — General View of the Agri- 



1805 



198 



DUNINO— ELIE 



[PRESB. 



OF 



culture of the County of Angus or Forfar 
(with preliminary Observations by George 
Dempster, Esq., of Dunnichen) (Edinburgh, 
1794); Essay cm Government (Edinburgh, 
1797) ; Account of Monikie and of Dunino 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xiii. ; New Stat. Ace, 
ix.). — [Four Perthshire Families, 31-6; 
Charles Rogers' Leaves from my Auto- 
biography, 1-80.] 
JOHN BUENS, born St Andrews 
1816; educated at St Andrews 
1850 Univ.; M.A. ; taught classes in 
Madras College, and Moral Philosophy and 
Logic in Univ. of St Andrews ; assistant 
at Alloa; ord. to Dunnichen 27th Sept. 
1849; trans, and adm. 12th June 1850; 
died unmarr. 18th Nov. 1863. 
J JOHN BIEBELL, ord. 15th June 1864 ; 
trans, to Professorship of Hebrew 
1864 and Oriental Languages, St Mary's 
College, St Andrews (q.v.), 4th Nov. 1871 ; 
dem. this charge 30th Oct. 1872. 

JAMES EWAN, born Strathkinness, 2nd 

May 1838 ; educated at High School, 

1873 Dundee, and Univ. of St Andrews ; 

B.D. (1870) ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 

2nd Nov. 1870 ; missionary at Annbank, 

Tarbolton ; ord. by Presb. of Ayr 5th Nov. 

1872 ; assistant at Tarbolton ; pres. by the 

United College, and adm. 8th May 1873 ; 

died unmarr. 24th Jan. 1911. 

ALEXANDEE MACDONALD, born 

Montrose, 12th Oct. 1883, son of 

1911 Alexander M. and Elizabeth Milne 



1622 



Baird; educated at Harris Academy, 
Dundee, and Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1905), B.D. (1910), also at Univ. of Berne ; 
licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 3rd Aug. 
1910; assistant to Professor of Hebrew, 
St Mary's College ; ord. 12th April 1911. 

ELIE. 

[A church was built and endowed here 
by William Scott of Ardross, trustee of 
his father, Sir William Scott of Elie. It 
was opened on 17th April 1639. The parish 
of Elie was disjoined from Kilconquhar on 
11th Sept. 1641. At Earlsferry, within the 
bounds, a fair of St Nicholas was held.] 



JOHN CAEMICHAEL, parson of the 

church of Elie; died June 1622 — 

{Boyd of Trochrig's Obits (Banna- 

tyne Club).] 

EOBEET TEAIL, M.A. ; pres. by 

William Scott of Ardross in June, 

1689 and adm. 17th July 1639 ; trans, to 

Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 23rd March 1649. 

EOBEET WEMYSS of Baldavie, born 
St Andrews; educated at Univ. 
1649 there; M.A. (1643); was on the 
Exercise of the Presb. of St Andrews 25th 
Aug. 1647; pres. by William Scott of 
Ardross in March, and adm. 16th Aug. 
1649 ; deprived by Act of Parliament 11th 
June and Decreet of Privy Council 1st 
Oct. 1662 ; dep. 6th April 1665, for refus- 
ing his submission to Episcopacy. He 
marr. Jan. 1657, Mary (died in child- 
birth Aug. 1668), eldest daugh. of Dr 
John Sharp, Edinburgh, and had issue 
—William; Eobert ; John; Marie — 
[Lamont's Diary, 96, 191 ; Blair's Autob. ; 
G. R. Inhib., 14th Sept. 1677.] 

ALEXANDEE GILLESPIE of Newton 
Eires ; called min. in 1677. He marr. 

1677 Christian Small. - [Wood's East 
Neuh 121.] 

ALEXANDEE WILSON, M.A.; be- 
came chaplain to Scott of Ardross 

1678 before 18th Aug. 1661 ; had a testi- 
monial for licence from Presb. of Auchter- 
arder 7th Sept. 1670 ; pres. by Sir WDliam 
Scott of Ardross in Jan., and adm. 8th 
May 1678; deprived by Privy Council 
8th Sept. 1689, for not reading the Pro- 
clamation of the Estates, etc. He after- 
wards intruded at Fern and subsequently 
at Kinnaird. 



1692 



JOHN AETHUE, probably assistant 
at Carnbee in 1690 ; trans, and adm. 
before 27th Sept. 1692; died after 
4th April 1699. 
JAMES CHALMEES of Eadernie, 
second son of John C. of Pitmeddin, 
1701 cadet of the family of Gadgirth, and 
Eector of the Grammar School of Cupar- 
Fife, and Katherine, daugh. of Michael 
Balfour of Eanderston ; educated at 



ST ANDREWS] 



ELIE 



199 



Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (12th July 
1698); licen. by Presb. of Cupar 12th 
Sept. 1699; called Oct. 1700; ord. 16th 
April 1701 ; died of consumption 20th 
Jan. 1741, aged about 63. He marr. 1st 
June 1702, Agnes (died 26th Feb. 1761), 
daugh. of Eobert Merchiston, min. of Kirk- 
patrick Juxta, and 'had issue — Helen, born 
19th March 1703, died young ; Katherine, 
< born 6th May 1705 (marr. Thomas Key, 
min. of Kilrenny) ; Marion, born 4th March 
1707; Helen, born 14th May 170S (marr. 
Nathan Pattullo, shipmaster, Elie), died 
20th Nov. 1787; Christian, born 27th 
Dec. 1709, died 20th June 1761 ; John of 
Eadernie, his successor in the parish ; 
James, shipowner, Anstruther [grandfather 
of Thomas Chalmers, D.D.], born 13th 
Dec. 1713, died 1788; Eobert of Pit- 
meddin, born 24th June 1715, died 1771 ; 
Margaret, born 19th April 1717 (marr. 
pro. 24th May 1747, William Chalmers, 
printer, Edinburgh) ; Patrick, brewer in 
Elie, born 24th May 1719, died 2nd Sept. 
1779; Agnes, born 9th April 1721 (marr. 
— — Borthwick) ; Alexander, born 1725. — 
[Hanna's Life of Chalmers ; Connolly's Fife- 
shire Biog., Ill ; Genealogical Note, Letters 
and Journals of Anne Chalmers, 189.] 

JOHN CHALMEES, D.D. of Eadernie, 
son of preceding; called 16th Nov. 
1737 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 

31st May 1738; trans, to Kilconquhar 

19th June 1760. 

WILLIAM PAIEMAN, born 1735, son 
„ of John P., Biggar, Lanarkshire, 
and nephew of Principal Leishman, 
who bequeathed his library to him ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1756) ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 30th April 
1760 ; pres. by Sir John Anstruther of 
that ilk, Bart., in Jan., and ord. 12th May 
1761 ; died 17th Feb. 1798. He marr. 28th 
May 1770, Helen, second daugh. of David 
Eamsay, Prestonpans, and had issue — 
Jean, born- 27th Feb. 1771 (marr. Eobert 
M'llwraith of Auchinfiower) ; Helen, born 
18th Oct. 1772 (marr. 31st July 1797, George 
Birrell, Kirkcaldy) ; William, born 1st 
Aug. 1774, died 14th June 1794; Adam, 
born 20th Sept. 1776, died 5th March 



1832 



1790 ; John, born 8th Sept. 1779, died 13th 
Jan. 1780; David James, born 7th May 
1786. Publication— Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xvii.). 

JAMES CLAEK, licen. by Presb. of 
17 Linlithgow 21st June 1786 ; ord. by 
that Presb. 11th April 1797 on 
appointment as Morning Lecturer in Edin- 
burgh; assistant in St Andrew's Church, 
Edinburgh, and chaplain to 3rd Battalion 
Edinburgh Volunteers ; pres. by Sir John 
Anstruther, Bart., 16th July, and adm. 27th 
Sept. 1798 ; died 18th Aug. 1831. 

GEOEGE MILLIGAN, born Dumfries 
1792, son of William M. and Agnes 
Colville; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of Dumfries 
24th Aug. 1814 ; became assistant to 
Josiah Walker, Professor of Humanity in 
Univ. of Glasgow ; pres. by Sir Windham 
Carmichael Anstruther of that ilk, Bart., 
in Feb., and ord. 10th May 1832; app. 
clerk to Presb. and to Synod in 1840 ; 
D.D. (Glasgow, Dec. 1853); died 15th 
Oct. 1858. He marr. Janet Fraser, who 
died 16th April 1873, and had issue- 
William, D.D., Professor of Divinity and 
Biblical Criticism, Aberdeen (q.v.), born 
11th Feb. 1821; Peter, min. of Guthrie, 
born 17th Nov. 1822; Janet, born 17th 
Sept. 1824 (marr. William Eanken Watson, 
min. of Logie) ; George, brigade major of 
artillery, born 29th May 1826, died at 
Scutari 1854 ; Jean Harley, born 28th Jan. 
1829 (marr. Frederick Patterson); Agnes, 
born 26th Jan. 1831, died 1st July 1836; 
Windham, merchant, Liverpool, born 10th 
March 1833. Publications — Catechism of 
English Grammar (Edinburgh, 1832) ; 
Sermon ore the Death of the Rev. Andrew 
C. Car stairs, D.D. (Edinburgh, 1839); 
Accounts of Elie and Anstruther Wester 
{New Stat. Ace., ix.). 

V EOBEET BUCHANAN, ord. 12th May 
1859; trans, to Dunbar 9th July 



1859 



1862. 



JAMES HILLHOUSE, born 1836, son 

1862 °^ J ames BE., schoolmaster, and 

Agnes Underwood ; educated at 

Univ. of Edinburgh ; ord. 25th Sept. 



200 



ELIE— FERRYPORT-ON-CRAIG 



[PRESB. OF 



1862 ; res. charge and status of ordained 
min. of the Church 29th Nov. 1882; 
died 3rd Nov. 1911. He inarr. 17th Aug. 
1880, Mariannie Donaldson Lawrie, daugh. 
of John Fleming Berwick, M.D., Elie. 

PETER HAY HUNTER, M.A.; ord. 
1883 19th April 1883; trans, to Tester 
19th Aug. 1886. 

ROBERT HAMILTON DUNLOP,born 
183 „ Baillieston, 29th Sept. 1856, son of 
James M'Call D. and Isabella 
Hamilton ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 29th April 
1S84 ; assistant at Greyfriars, Dumfries, 
1st July 1884 to 31st Dec. 1886 ; ord. 13th 
Jan. 1887; elected clerk to Presb. of St 
Andrews 14th Oct. 1903; res. 17th June 
1907, on appointment as Deputy for En- 
dowment and Home Mission Schemes ; 
D.D. (St Andrews 1922). Marr. 8th Nov. 
1887, Edith Grace Bisset (died 28th Aug. 
1919), daugh. of Peter Cameron Black, 
min. of Old Monkland, and has issue — 
Maud Jane Margaret, born 11th Aug. 1S88 
(marr. John Scott); James Weir, born 
17th June 1890. 

WILLIAM NEVE MONTEITH, born 
lgo7 22nd Aug. 1878, son of John 
M., min. of Glencairn ; educated at 
Fettes College and Univs. of Oxford and 
Glasgow; B.A. (Oxon 1901), B.D. (Glas- 
gow 1904) ; licen. by Presb. of Penpont 
17th May 1904; assistant at Buenos Aires 
and St Andrews ; ord. 25th Sept. 1907 ; 
enlisted in Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in 
1914 ; commissioned lieut. The Rifle Brigade 
22nd Jan. 1915, and killed in action Battle 
of Loos 25th Sept. 1915. He marr. 30th 
March 1915, Muriel, daugh. of Benjamin C. 
Cox, and had issue— William Neve, born 
31st Dec. 1915. 

JOHN ELLIS, ord. 19th Jan. 1916; 
1916 trans - to St Leonard's, Ayr, 15th 



4 



Oct. 1919. 

DAVID MATHLESON BELL, born 

1920 Cambuslang, 11th May 1891, son of 

David B. and Elizabeth Mathieson ; 

educated at West Coats Higher Grade 

School and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1910), 



B.D. (1914); licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 
May 1914 ; assistant at Barony, Glasgow ; 
ord. as Army Chaplain 1st May 1917 ; adm. 
to this charge 4th Feb. 1920. Marr. 29th 
March 1922, Josephine, younger daugh. of 
John Ramsay, Inch, Pittenweem, and has 
issue — David Mathieson, born 3rd Jan. 1923. 

FERRYPORT-ON-CRAIG. 

[The parish of Ferryport-on-Craig was 
disjoined from Leuchars in 1602, and was 
erected by Act of Parliament on 11th Jul}' 
1606.] 

JOHNMACBIRNIE,M.A.; trans, from 

1604 Third Charge, Crail, and adm. 10th 
May 1604; trans, to Aberdeen 21st 

Oct. 1605. 

SIMEON DURIE, M.A. ; adm. in 1605 ; 

1605 trans, to Forgan in 1609. 

JAMES JARDEN, M.A. ; pres. to 
1609 v i cara S e t> v James VI. 4th Nov. 
1609 ; trans, to Longforgan in 1615. 

SAMUEL CUNNINGHAM, cousin and 
amanuensis to Patrick Adamson, 
Archbishop of St Andrews, 8th April 
1591 ; afterwards schoolmaster of Forgan 
and an " expectant " 4th Sept. 1611 ; pres. 
by James VI. 20th Jan. 1615; subscribed 
the Covenant at Edinburgh 1st March 1638; 
dep. for inefficiency ; died between 5th 
Aug. and 1st Oct. 1641. He marr. Margaret 
Nairn, and had issue — Eupham (marr. 
Andrew Honyman, Bishop of Orkney) ; 
Anna, who was blind.— [Melvill's Autob. ; 
Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Fife Sas., vii., 188 ; G. R. 
Sas., 6th Jan. 1710.] 

ANDREW HONYMAN, M.A. ; adm. 

la40 assistant before 6th Oct. 1640 ; pres. 

by Charles I. 1st Oct. 1641; trans. 

to Second Charge, St Andrews, 24th Nov. 

1642. 

THOMAS WOOD, M.A. ; Regent in 
1644 ®^ College, St Andrews ; adm. 1st 
May 1644 ; dem. on account of his 
health 2nd May 1649. 

JOHN RIGG, M.A.; adm. 15th Jan. 
1651 1651; trans, to Strathmiglo 20th 
Sept. 1655. 



1615 



ST ANDREAVS] 



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201 



1666 



WILLIAM VILANT, M.A. ; called 21st 
1656 Nov. 1655; adm. 21st May 1656; 
deprived by Act of Parliament 11th 
June, and Decreet of Privy Council 1st 
Oct. 1662 ; dep. 6th April 1665, for refus- 
ing submission to the Church Government; 
indulged at Cambusnethan 27th July 1669 ; 
returned here in 1690. 

WILLIAM JOAS, preacher at the East 
laee -F err y i Q 1666, younger son of Thomas 
J. of Collynwert. — \Banff Sas., i., 
393.] 

KOBEET WHITE, licen. by Presb. of 
Dalkeith 21st March 1650; ord. to 
Inchture 12th June 1664 ; trans, and 
adm. 24th May 1666 ; deprived 1689, for not 
praying for William and Mary. He marr. 
6th Oct. 1668, Elspet Fithie, who is called 
his widow 18th Feb. 1697, and had issue — 
James ; Eobert, min. of an Episcopal con- 
gregation at Cupar and Bishop there ; 
Alexander ; Charles ; Helen ; Elizabeth. 
— [Lamont's Diary, 189; Bell's MS. Notes; 
Treasury Sed. Book.] 

WILLIAM VILANT, M.A., before 
mentioned ; trans, from Cambus- 
nethan ; entered 12th June 1690 ; 
appointed Principal of New College, St 
Andrews, in 1691 (q.v.). 

WILLIAM KEMP, bapt. 15th Feb. 1659, 
son of William K. ; was a probationer 
at the General Meeting of Presby- 
terian mins. 6th July 1687 ; called 30th 
June, and adm. 12th Nov. 1691 ; the parish 
was vacant after 4th April 1693 to 1697. 

PATRICK TULLIDELPH, son of 
1697 William T., min. of St Leonard's; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh, 
M.A. (13th July 1691) ; licen. by Presb. of 
St Andrews 26th Aug., and called 17th 
Nov. 1696 ; ord. 4th May 1697 ; died 14th 
March 1709, aged about 38. He marr. 8th 
March 1698, Christian Brown of parish 
of Kirkcaldy, and had issue— Elizabeth ; 
Margaret; Helen. — [Fife Sas., xxi., 384.] 

JAMES WALKER, M.A. ; trans, from 
Forteviot; called 10th Nov. 1709; 
adm. 14th June 1710 ; trans, to 
Canongate, Edinburgh, 23rd June 1713. 



1690 



HENRY KING, licen. by Presb. of 

1715 Kirkcaldy 10th Nov. 1709 ; ord. to 

Anstruther Easter 15th July 1712; 

called 22nd Dec. 1714; trans, and adm. 

16th June 1715 ; died 23rd April 1716. 

WILLIAM VILANT, born 1684, son of 
William V., min. of this parish ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews, M.A. 
(14th April 1704), and at Leyden ; licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh 29th June 1715 ; called 
19th June, and ord. 21st Nov. 1716; died 
25th Dec. 1738. He marr. (1) 30th Dec. 
1716, Janet, daugh. of William Woddrop, 
min. of Anstruther Easter, and had issue 
—Christian : (2) Nov. 1719, Jean Wilson of 
parish of Kilconquhar, who died 17th Feb. 
1780, and had issue — Walter, died young ; 
Walter, died young; Walter; William; 
Nicholas, Professor of Mathematics, St 
Andrews, 1765, died 25th May 1807 ; Jean ; 
Jessabel ; Ann ; Eupham ; Bathia. 

WILLIAM DALGLEISH of Scotscraig, 
17 born 1690, son of James D., skipper, 
Queensf erry, and Isobel Stewart ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow (M.A. 27th 
June 1707) and at Leyden; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow 6th Feb. 1717; ord. to 
Carnbee 10th Sept. 1719 ; called 12th July, 
trans, and adm. 11th Oct. 1739; succeeded 
his brother in the estate of Scotscraig ; 
died 6th Aug. 1759. He marr. (1) 15th 
July 1725, Christian (died 7th Oct. 1737), 
daugh. of Alexander Dalgleish, min. of 
Linlithgow, and had issue— James of Scots- 
craig, advocate, born 29th Sept. 1726, died 
11th March 1780; Robert of Scotscraig, 
successor in the parish : (2) 31st Dec. 1741, 
Christian (died 12th Aug. 1750), daugh. of 
James Nairn, shipmaster, Elie, and had 
issue — Alexander ; William, died young ; 
William ; Christian.— [-Spec. Ret. Fife, 436.] 

ROBERT DALGLEISH of Scotscraig, 
1760 born 5th June 1731, son of preceding ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1750) ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 
15th June 1756; pres. by George II. 25th 
Sept. 1759 ; ord. 7th May 1760 ; succeeded 
his brother in Scotscraig in 1780; D.D. 
(St Andrews 1785) ; dem. 17th Nov. 1794 ; 
died 19th April 1803. He marr. (1) 16th 



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FERRYPORT-ON-CRAIG 



[PRESB. OF 



May 1768, Margaret (died 21st Dec. 1788), 
second daugh. of Robert Spears, min. of 
Burntisland, and had issue — William of 
Scotscraig, advocate, born 5th Aug. 1770, 
died 1st Aug. 1824 : (2) his cousin, Stewart 
(died 26th Jan. 1831), daugh. of James Dal- 
gleish of Riddoch. Publication — Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, viii.). 

DAVID "WILLIAMSON, pres. by George 
III. in March, and ord. 7th March 



1795 

1820. 



1795 ; trans, to Newburgh 27th Jan. 



WILLIAM DALGLEISH SWAN, born 
1820 27th Oct. 1780, son of David S., D.D., 
min. of Scoonie ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 
1st May 1805 ; pres. by George IV. 5th 
Feb., and ord. 4th May 1820; died 15th 
July 1827. He marr. 12th June 1821, 
Susannah Gordon, who died at Dundee 
24th Feb. 1862. 

WILLIAM NICOLSON, born Ceres 
1796; schoolmaster of Muthill in 
1820 and afterwards of Kemback ; 
M.A. (St Andrews 1825) ; pres. by George 
IV. 29th Sept. 1827 ; ord. 24th April 1828. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; adm. min. 
of Scots Church, London Wall, 2nd Oct. 
1844, and of Free Church, Hobart, Tas- 
mania, in 1850 ; D.D. (America 1863) ; died 
2nd Jan. 1890. He marr. Elizabeth Steel, 
and had issue — John, born 27th Aug. 1825 ; 
Ralph Steel, born 6th March 1828; William, 
born 6th Oct. 1829 ; Peter, born 30th Jan. 
1832 ; Elizabeth, born 9th, died 15th Jan. 
1840. Publications — The Christian's Refuge 
under the Sliadoiv of Christ (Edinburgh, 
1827) ; Reasons for Humiliation at the 
Present Time (Dundee, 1835) ; A Pastor's 
Farewell (London, 1844) ; A Specimen of 
Roman Catholic Teaching (Hobart, 1865) ; 
Protestant Truth asserted and Popish Error 
exposed (Hobart, 1865) ; Account of the 
Parish {New Stat. Ace, ix.) ; Musings 
when Alone ; Sermon XVII. (Free Church 
Pulpit, ii.). 

WALTER FORMAN BURT, educated 

at Univ. of St Andrews ; pres. by 

Queen Victoria 28th Aug., and ord. 

9th Nov. 1843 ; dep. by General Assembly 



1855 



23rd May 1853; died 12th Nov. (May) 

1866. He marr. 13th April 1852, Jane 
Lawrence, and had issue — a son, born 23rd 
March 1853. 

JOHN ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, 
M.A. ; pres. by Queen Victoria 
25th July, trans, from Chapelshade, 

Dundee, 22nd Sept. 1853 ; trans, to Kettins 

27th Sept. 1855. 

DAVID ROSE, born Nigg Manse 5th 
Aug. 1829, son of Lewis Rose, min. 
of Tain ; educated at High School, 
Glasgow, Univs. of Glasgow and Aberdeen 
in 1844 and St Andrews in 1849; licen. 
by Presb. of Tain in 1852; assistant at 
Rosneath and St Matthew's, Glasgow; 
pres. by Queen Victoria 7th, and ord. 14th 
Nov. 1855 ; died 24th June 1879. He marr. 
5th April 1864, Eliza Cameron, daugh. of Dr 
Hugh Cameron, Clackmannan, and had issue 
—Lewis, born 17th Feb. 1865, died 18th 
March 1875 ; Hugh Cameron, born 27th April 

1867, died 1903; David George in Java, 
born 27th Feb. 1868, died 28th Nov. 1923; 
Eliza Chrystal, born 20th October 1870; 
Katharine Baillie Cargill, born 2nd Nov. 
1872 ; James Christie, born 13th Aug. 1874. 

CHRISTOPHER HALLIDAY, born 
„„ Johnstone, Dumfriesshire, 11th Jan. 
1851, eighth son of William H, 
farmer, Woodend, and Margaret Duncan ; 
educated at Wamphray Public School, 
Univs. of Cambridge, B.A. (1875), and 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
16th May 1878; assistant at Kinghorn ; 
ord. 26th Nov. 1879 ; V.D. 1905 ; died 28th 
Jan. 1923. He marr. 21st Feb. 1895, Freda 
Paxton, daugh. of the Rev. James Martin, 
Belfast, and had issue — Margaret Ruthven, 
born 25th Nov. 1895 (marr. 21st April 1921, 
Robert Moore, B.A., B.D., Professor of 
Hebrew and Old Testament Exegesis, Free 
Church College, Edinburgh) ; Christina 
Martin, born 23rd Sept. 1899 ; Sybil Mary 
Freda, born 27th Jan. 1907. 

JOHN MACLAINE MUNRO, born 

1923 0ban > 9tn Feb - 1895 ' SOn ° f Martin 

M. and Mary Maclaine ; educated at 
Oban High School and Univ. of Glasgow ; 
M.A. (1915), B.D. (1920) ; licen. by Presb. 



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203 



of Glasgow 31st March 1920; assistant at 
Clarkston 1920-2, and ord. (assistant) in 
Barony Parish, Glasgow, 19th Nov. 1922; 
adm. here 29th June 1923. Marr. 29th Aug. 
1923, Violet Catherine,onlydaugh. of Harvey 
Sladen, St Mary's House, Bournemouth, and 
Julia Dorcas Winstanley. 

FORGAN. 

[The church of Forgan was dedicated to 
St Fillan. It belonged to the Priory of St 
Andrews. The present church was built 
in 1841.] 

V DAVID BELL, exhorter at the Kirk of 
- Newthouses, called St Lilian's Kirk, 
March 1561-2. 

JOHN FLAGEAR, Canon of St Andrews 
..„ Priory ; reader 18th Jan. 1565-6. — 
[Process in Register Housed 

1 ANDREW BENNET, reader 1576 to 
1576 1580. 

vROBERT BUCHANAN, M.A. ; coll. 
lggo 28th Oct. 1590 ; adm. 15th March 
1590-1 ; trans, to Ceres June 1599. 

WILLIAM MARCHE, M.A. ; Regent in 
, 599 St Leonard's College, St Andrews, 
for thirteen years ; pres. to the 
vicarage by James VI. 29th June, and 
adm. 2nd Sept. 1599; died in 1606, aged 
49. — [Monteith's Mort., 170; Acts and 
Dec, ccxxiii., 339.] 

DAVID LINDSAY, M.A. ; trans, from 

ieo6 Second Charge, St Andrews ; pres. 

to the vicarage by James VI. 28th 

May 1606 ; trans, to Second Charge, South 

Leith, 30th July 1609. 

SIMEON DURIE, M.A. ; trans, from 
1609 Ferryport-on-Craig ; pres. to the 
vicarage by James VI. 20th June 
1609 ; trans, to Arbroath in 1628. 

HENRY SCRIMGEOUR, M.A. (St 
1628 Andrews, 16th July 1620); pres. 
by Charles I. 24th May 1628; 
D.D. ; was on Commission for the Main- 
tenance of Church Discipline 21st Oct. 
1634 ; attempted to read the Service Book 
"but not being very dexterous, he dis- 



haunted it " ; dep. before 26th Aug. 1639 
"for immorality, breaking the Sabbath, 
affirming the nobles were taking the crown 
off the King's head to set on their own, 
calling the Covenant a black Covenant." 
He died in England Feb. 1653, aged about 
53. He marr., and had issue — William; 
John ; and others who were allowed £100 
by Parliament, 21st June 1661, on account 
of their sufferings.— [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Edin. 
Tests. ; Acts of Pari., vii., App. 78 ; Fife 
Sherijf-Court Deeds, 18th March 1671.] 

DAVID FORRET, M.A. ; trans, from 
1640 Dunino ; adm. in 1640 ; trans, to 
Kilconquhar 27th May 1646. 

ALEXANDER WEDDERBURN, M.A. ; 
1647 pres. Oct. 1646; adm. 10th Feb. 
1647 ; was app. by the Presb. to 
deliver its letter to General Monk, and 
another to the brethren comforting and 
encouraging them under their sufferings. 
He was suspended 5th April 1664, confined 
to the parish by the Court of High Com- 
mission 15th same month, and dep. 6th 
April 1665 for refusing submission to 
Church Government [was afterwards min. 
of Kilmarnock 27th Jan. 1670]. 

JOHN ALEXANDER, M.A. (St 
Andrews, 14th July 1660); had 
certificate for licence from Presb. 

24th Aug. 1664, and for ordination 20th 

July ; ord. 2nd, and adm. 20th Aug. 1665 ; 

died in 1674, aged about 34.— [St Andrews 

Tests.] 

WILLIAM SCOTT, M.A. (St Andrews, 
1674 14th July 1660); adm. 12th Aug. 
1674; died between 2nd Aug. and 
24th Oct. 1677, aged about 35. 

ALEXANDER SHARP, sometime a 
167g min. in Ireland; adm. 16th Jan. 
1678 ; trans, to Bourtie in 1678. 

JAMES STRACHAN, M.A. ; Regent in 
1678 Old College, St Andrews; adm. 
25th Sept. 1678 ; deprived by Privy 
Council 29th Aug. 1689, for not reading the 
Proclamation of the Estates, etc. He marr., 
and had issue— Elizabeth, died before 3rd 
Jan. 1740. 



1665 



204 



FORGAN 



[PRESB. OF 



1687 



JAMES RYMER, who probably had 
been a Regent in Old College, St 
Andrews, prior to 1676 ; was a niiu. 

at the General Meeting of Presbyterians 

6th July 1687 after the Toleration ; trans. 

from the meeting-house at Forgan to St 

Andrews before 27th Nov. 1689. 

HUGH KEMP, adm. in 1690; app. 
1690 Presb. clerk 18th April 1693 ; trans, 
to Dunfermline 1st May 1701. 

JAMES NAIRNE, M.A.; called 29th 
l7og July 1702; ord. 2nd Feb. 1703; trans, 
to Anstruther Easter 7th Aug. 1717. 

JAMES RUSSELL, M.A. (St Andrews, 
71 10th May 1705) ; licen. by the Presb. 
21st Nov. 1715; called 22nd Jan., 
and ord. 20th Aug. 1718; died between 
20th Dec. 1727 and 17th Jan. 1728. He 
marr. Elizabeth (died 24th Jan. 1778), 
probably daugh. of Patrick Tullidelph, min. 
of Ferryport-on-Craig, and had issue — 
Margaret ; Elizabeth ; James ; Helen. 

JOHN GELLETLY, called 22nd Jan., 

„-„ and ord. 24th April 1729 ; trans, to 

Third Charge, Dundee, ISth July 1745. 

v WILLIAM BEAT, schoolmaster of 
174e Kilconquhar ; licen. by Presb. of 
St Andrews 29th Oct. 1740; called 
15th July, and ord. 25th Sept. 1746 ; trans. 
to Kilrenny 5th Nov. 1760. 

JAMES BURN, born 1734; licen. by 
1761 Presb. of Kirkcaldy 29th Dec. 1757 ; 
pres. to Kilconquhar 6th April 1759, 
but not settled ; ord. by the Presbyterian 
Classis at Newcastle min. of Castlegarth 
Meeting-house 10th Dec. 1760; pres. by 
George III. 23rd Jan., and adm. 7th May 
1761; died 22nd Feb. 1800. He marr. 
17th Dec. 1761 (1) Agnes (died 21st June 
1768), daugh. of Robert Hamilton, master 
mariner, Kinghorn, and had issue — John, 
born 6th May 1763, died 17th Dec. 1764; 
Robert, born 5th Oct. 1764, apprenticed 
to a W.S. 1781 ; James, born 14th Sept. 
1766, died at sea June 1788 ; William, born 
12th June, died 12th Aug. 1768 : (2) 11th 
Nov. 1773, Barbara (died 28th July 1779), 
daugh. of William Cockburn, Kelso, and 
had issue — William, born 14th Nov. 1774 ; 



John, born 27th Jan., died 12th Feb. 1776 ; 
Marjory, born 6th April 1778 ; Alexander, 
born 25th May 1779, died 4th June 1780 : 
(3) 22nd Nov. 1781, Elizabeth (died 29th 
Jan. 1842), daugh. of Captain Dougal 
Stewart of Lord Murray's Regiment, and 
had issue — Dougal Stewart, born 28th 
Sept. 1782, died 14th Feb. 1783; Ann 
Mackenzie, born 14th Nov. 1783 (marr. 
William Glenorchy Stewart) ; Elizabeth, 
born 13th July 1785 ; Agnes Hamilton, born 
6th April 1787 (marr. William Christie, 
banker, Dundee) ; James John, born 19th 
Feb. 1789; Jean, born 9th Feb. 1791; John, 
born 17th July 1792; Isabella, born 24th 
Feb. 1794 ; Barbara, born 31st May 1796. 
Publications — Narrative of some of the 
Proceedings of the General Assembly, 17S0 
(Edinburgh, 1780); Sermons (Dundee, 1805); 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, 
xvi.).— [Neish's Hist, of Newport, 76.] 

ALEXANDER MAULE, educated at 
1801 Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by 
Presb. of Dundee 5th Dec. 1787; 
pres. by George III. 30th April 1800 ; ord. 
26th March 1801 ; D.D. (St Andrews, 1st 
May 1824) ; died unmarr. 28th July 1835. 
In Leighton's poem, " The Bapteezment o' 
the Bairn," the character and habits of Dr 
M. are admirably hit off. — [Neish's New- 
port, 79.] 

CHARLES NAIRN, born 7th July 1803, 
son of John N., merchant, Leith, and 
Catherine Borthwick ; educated at 
High School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dunblane 4th Aug. 1826 ; 
assistant at Cupar ; pres. by William IV. 
22nd Sept. 1835 ; ord. 3rd Feb. 1836. Joined 
the Free Church in 1843, went to Madeira 
while in bad health as missionary of Free 
Church ; adm. to St David's Free Church, 
Dundee, 1849; died 17th March 1873. 
He marr. 11th June 1840, Janet (died 
16th March 1894), daugh. of Thomas 
Edmondston, ironmonger, Edinburgh, and 
had issue — Isabella Howden, born 11th 
Feb. 1841 ; Catherine Borthwick, born 6th 
Nov. 1842 ; Thomas Edmondston, born 3rd 
Sept. 1845 ; Janet Howden, born 25th Dec. 
1848; Helen M'Donald, born 22nd Aug. 
1851 ; James Edmondston, born 9th Feb. 



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205 



1855 ; Elizabeth Edmondston, born 7th 
April 1857 ; Boswell Laird, born 18th Oct. 
1858 ; William Curr, born 25th April 1861. 
Publications — The Fading Leaf: An 
Address to the Young ; A Time of Chastening 
Improved, Pastoral Letters (Glasgow and 
London, 1845); Account of the Parish 
{New Stat. Ace., ix.). 

DAVID THOMSON, born Duns, 
Berwickshire, 20th Oct. 1811, son 
of Ebenezer T., classical master 
Ayr Academy, and Rebecca Pourney (of 
Huguenot extraction) ; educated Ayr 
Academy and Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1826); iicen. by Presb. of St Andrews 
Aug. 1841 ; assistant to Professor James 
Hunter in Logic Class and College Church, 
afterwards to Principal Haldane in the 
Parish Church, St Andrews ; pres. by 
Queen Victoria 12th July, and ord. 21st 
Sept. 1843 ; D.D. (St Andrews 1883) ; died 
28th May 1884. He marr. 13th Dec. 1847, 
Harriet (died s.p. 22nd Oct. 1893), daugh. 
of Charles Monro, writer, Stonehaven, and 
widow of Robert Muir, Glasgow. Publi- 
cation — Exercises for First Communicants 
(several editions). — [Neish's Newport, 81-5.] 

THOMAS MARTIN, M.A., B.D. ; trans, 
from St Stephen's, Perth, and adm. 
18th Dec. 1884 ; trans, to Cramond 
23rd April 1890 (cf. Vol. I., p. 289) ; elected 
Moderator of General Assembly 18th May 
1920. Hugh Forgan, rector of Dollar 
Academy 1923; Thomas, M.B., Ch.B., 
Peebles; Christian Isabella (marr. George 
T. Thomson, min. of Tain). 

THOMAS MUNN, born Glasgow, 13th 
May 1859, son of Walter M. and 
Jane Anderson; educated at St 
James's Public School, Mechanics' Institute, 
and Atheneeum, Glasgow, and Univ. of 
Glasgow ; M.A. (1885) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 23rd June 1888 ; assistant at May- 
bole (West), Coylton, and Lady Glenorchy's, 
Edinburgh ; ord. 12th Feb. 1891 ; res. 24th 
Nov. 1920. Marr. 17th Aug. 1892, Jessie 
Lewars, only daugh. of Samuel Findlay, 
Ayr, and has issue — Walter Anderson, 
Royal Scots Fusiliers, born 4th July 1893, 
died in Netley Hospital 6th Jan. 1920. 



1921 



HUGH FULTON FRAME, born Both- 
well Park, Bellshill,24th May 1893,son 
of William F. and Isabella Barrow- 
man Laird; educated at Hamilton Academy 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 30th June 1920 ; assistant at Irvine; 
ord. 13th April 1921. Marr. 6th Oct. 1920, 
Jean Maclntyre, daugh. of Alexander Dick. 

KEMBACK. 

[The old church of Kemback, now ruined, 
belonged to the College of St Salvator at St 
Andrews. In 1446 Robert de Ferney and 
his wife Mariote Olifert, Lady of Kemback, 
granted to Gilbert de Galbraith, rector of 
the church of Kemback, and his successors, 
four acres of the lands of Kemback with 
three cows' grass and one horse's grass for 
ever, to be held on condition of the rector 
being always bound to say two masses 
weekly in the said church for them, their 
parents, and benefactors. The present 
church was first used for public worship May 
1814. The old church bears date 1582.] 

WILLIAM RAMSAY, M.A. (St Andrews 
1537) ; Regent in St Salvator's Col- 
lege ; taught for many years on the 
Continent, but returned home at the Refor- 
mation ; was one of those found qualified for 
ministering and teaching by the General 
Assembly 20th Dec. 1560; adm. to Kilmany 
27th June 1564 ; pres. to the vicarage of 
Fothergill by James VI. 3rd July 1568; 
trans, and adm. in 1570, holding his Master- 
ship at St Andrews in conjunction ; died 
between 21st June and 30th Nov. 1570, 
aged about 53. Publications — Judicim de 
Lusitanis, ad Vallium Senatus Burde- 
galensis Prassidem, lib. i. ; Answer to 
Bidlinger on the Abulziements or Apparel 
of Preaching in England (doubtful if this 
was printed).— [Knox's Works; M'Crie's 
Melville, i., 364; Bannatyne's Journal, 179.] 

DAVID GUILD, Canon of St Salvator's 
in 1555 ; was one of those in St 
1 Andrews whom the General Assem- 

bly in 1560 thought most qualified for 
ministering and teaching ; adm. to Dunino 
about 1564 ; trans, in 1570, holding his 
Mastership in conjunction. 



206 



KEMBACK 



[PRESB. OF 



JAMES MARTIN, trans, from Dunino 
1574 in 1574 ; trans, to Cults in 1578. 

-'"THOMAS BROWN, trans, from Dunino 
1578 and adm. in 1578. 

JOHN RUTHERFURD, trans, from 
Dunino in 1579 ; trans, to St An- 
drews July 1584. 

DAVID MONYPENNY, adm. to Dunino 
in 1579 ; trans, and adm. in 1585 ; 



1579 



1585 



still min. in 1593. 



GEORGE NAIRN, M.A.; adm. 12th 
Dec. 1596 ; trans, to Kennoway in 



1596 



1604. 



DAVID MONYPENNY, above men- 
tioned ; restored in 1604 ; dep. for 
1604 immorality 7th Oct. 1617. 

DAVID MUNRO, D.D. ; Regent in 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; adm. in 1618 ; 
1618 trans, to Kilconquhar in 1628. 

JOHN BARRON, M.A. ; Regent in the 
Old College, St Andrews ; adm. in 
1628 1628; complained against for non- 
residence and not conducting service, owing 
to his being second Master at St Andrews. 
He was ordered to attend carefully to his 
duties ; D.D. (St Andrews) ; app. Principal 
of Old College in 1646, when it was held he 
was incapable of remaining min. here ; sus- 
pended by the Assembly, 10th Aug. 1648, 
for supporting the late Engagement. He 
marr. Grizel, daugh. of George Martin, 
Provost of St Salvator's College, and had 
issue— George, died in infancy ; Catherine 
(marr. Thomas Binning, St Monans); 
James ; John. — [Macfarlane's Gen. Coll., 
ii., 195.] 

[GEORGE BARRON (probably 
1648 assistant).] 

DAVID PATON, M.A. ; pres. by the 

Masters of St Salvator's College, 

St Andrews, in Jan., and adm. 11th 

July 1648 ; trans, to Kettins 9th Aug. 1650. 

JOHN WARDLAW, bapt. 20th Oct. 

1629, son of Thomas W. of Logie 

and Katherine Alison ; educated at 

Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (12th March 

1652) ; was an " expectant " in Presb. of St 



Andrews ; elected second min. of Cupar 
6th Feb. 1655, but not settled; called to 
this parish 17th Feb., and adm. 2nd July 
1656; deprived by Act of Parliament 11th 
June, and Decreet of Privy Council 1st 
Oct. 1662 ; dep. for not conforming to 
Episcopacy 27th Oct. 1663. He is in- 
cluded in a decreet against several mins., 
16th July 1671, for keeping conventicles, 
etc. He was indulged at Dunfermline by 
the Privy Council 18th Dec. 1679; was 
again cited, 2nd June 1681, for preaching 
and holding conventicles, and not compear- 
ing, was outlawed. He died after 23rd 
May 1682. — [Blair's Autob. ; Wodrow's 
Hist., ii. 329, iii. 267 ; Lamont's Diary, 98, 
1 74 ; Inverkeithing and Rosyth, 207.] 

ROBERT GLASFURD, M.A.; adm. 
7th Sept. 1664; trans, to Kilmany 



1664 



in 1667. 



1672 



JOHN CHRISTISON, M.A. ; adm. 
30th June 1672; trans, to Liff 30th 
July 1673. 

GEORGE LANDAL, M.A. ; adm. 4th 
July 1674 ; trans, to Scoonie 16th 



1674 



June 1680. 



ALEXANDER EDWARD, son of 
Robert E., min. of Murroes ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews 
M.A. (26th July 1670); pres. Nov. 1681 
coll. in Jan., and adm. 22nd Feb. 1682 
deprived in 1689, for not reading the Pro- 
clamation of the Estates, etc. His house 
was attacked in his absence at midnight, 
22nd July 1691, by a party of armed men, 
who assaulted an inmate and threatened 
to take his life. He died in Edinburgh, 
16th Nov. 1708, aged about 58. — \Greyfriars 
Bur. Reg.~\ 

ALEXANDER ANDERSON, M.A. ; 
ord. 26th Sept. 1700; trans, to 



1700 



Falkland 13th May 1702. 



1703 



WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM, M.A. (St 
Andrews, 22nd July 1692); licen. 
by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 15th Aug. 
1700; called 3rd Nov. 1702; ord. 13th 
March 1703 ; died between 23rd Oct. and 
20th Nov. 1728, aged about 57. He marr. 
(1) Helen Ballantyne, who died Feb. 1706 : 



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(2) Alison Lundie, who died 17th Aug. 
1737, and had issue — William, min. of 
Sanquhar ; John. — [Cupar Death Reg.~\ 

KOBEKT MELDEUM, M.A. (St An- 
VJ „ Q drews, 8th June 1708); licen. by 
Presb. of St Andrews 24th April 
1717; called 28th Oct. 1729; ord. 26th 
March 1730; died 5th Sept. 1733, aged 
about 46. He marr. Anna M'Cormick, 
who died 8th Feb. 1736, and had issue — 
Janet. 

ALEXANDER WALKER, M.A. (St 
Andrews, 6th May 1736); licen. by 
1736 Presb. of Cupar 25th July 1732; 
called 14th Oct. 1735; ord. 2nd March 
1736 ; died 19th April 1780, aged 79. He 
acquired the estate of Nether Magask. He 
marr. 5th April 1742, Christian Gillespie, 
who died 28th March 1747, and had issue 
— Jean, born 5th March 1745 (marr. 6th 
Nov. 1765, Hugh Hay of Paris).— \Tombst. ; 
Douglas's Baronage, 588.] 

JAMES MACDONALD, licen. by Presb. 

of Arbroath 3rd May 1780; pres. 

by the Principal and Masters of 
the United College, St Andrews, in Oct. 
that year ; ord. 10th May 1781 ; elected 
Professor of Natural Philosophy in the 
United College, St Andrews, 1st Dec. 1804; 
adm. to Chair 14th Feb. 1 805, but appoint- 
ment was set aside, 26th May 1809, by the 
House of Lords on an appeal as to whether 
the Principal of St Leonard's had a casting 
vote in the election ; D.D. (St Andrews, 
3rd June 1809); died Father of the 
Church 30th Sept. 1843, aged 91. He 
marr. (1) 29th Nov. 1792, Barbara Smith, 
who died 3rd Aug. 1794, and had issue — 
Susannah, born 3rd Nov. 1793, died 12th 
Aug. 1796 : (2) 16th July 1799, Jean (died 
s.p. 21st Dec. 1837, aged 80), daugh. of 
John Hill, min. of St Andrews. Publica- 
tion — Account of the Parish (Sinclair's 
Stat. Ace, xiv.).— [Mrs Rodger's A Book of 
Remembrance, 7.] 

THOMAS ANDREW ALEXANDER 
EASTON, born 31st Aug. 1816, son 
of Thomas E., D.D., min. of Kirrie- 
muir; educated at Univ. of St Andrews; 



ord. 11th Jan. 1844 ; died unmarr. 1st July 

1845. 



1846 



DAVID CARRUTHERS, born 31st 
Aug. 1816, second son of Jacob C, 
Kilmarnock ; educated at Glasgow 
Univ.; ord. 25th Feb. 1846; died at 
Dumfries, 15th Oct. 1851 ; marr. (1), and 
had issue — David, Sheriff - Clerk, Kil- 
marnock, born 19th Feb. 1843; Henry, 
Procurator, Glasgow, born 9th Aug. 1844 : 
(2) 6th June 1848, Mary Sword, who 
died 16th June 1854. 



1852 



ALEXANDER MACLAREN, born 
Buchall, Perthshire, 4th April 1805 
son of David M. ; educated at Univ 
of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of St An 
drews ; ord. 17th May 1852 ; LL.D. (1861) 
died 25th Jan. 1886. He marr. 15th Aug. 
1837, Betsy (died 19th July 1897), daugh, 
of George Arklay, and had issue — David 
min. of Humbie, born 12th Jan. 1839 
Janet Smith, born 20th May 1841 ; George 
Alexander, born 27th Feb. 1844; Bessie 
Kerr, born 14th Aug. 1847. 



1883 



JOHN HENRY, born Monifieth, 28th 
Dec. 1854, son of Robert H. and 
Ann Petrie ; educated at Broughty 
Ferry Public School and Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (1878); licen. by Presb. 
of St Andrews 11th May 1881 ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 9th Aug. 1883 ; 
died 7th Aug. 1911. He marr. 15th Dec. 
1886, Patricia Barty Barran, eldest daugh. 
of Alexander Gloack, Broughty Ferry, and 
had issue — Ann Petrie, born 7th Feb. 
1888; Edith Margaret, born 5th July 
1889 ; Robert Alexander, M.A., served as 
lieut. in R.G.A. and R.A.F. in European 
War, born 1st Oct. 1895. 



1911 



JOHN MIDDLETON, born Glasgow, 
10th May 1874, son of James M. 
and Jane Smith ; educated at Allan 
Glen's School, Glasgow, Kilblain Academy, 
Greenock, and Univs. of Aberdeen, M.A. 
(1896), and Glasgow, LL.B. (1901) ; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow 5th May 1909 ; assistant 
at Brechin Cathedral and Govan Parish ; 
ord. 14th Dec. 1911 ; trans, to Kirkpatrick- 
Irongray 2nd Nov. 1917. 



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[PRESB. OF 



1918 



1560 



RODERICK JOHN FRASER MAC- 
DONALD, born Saline, 16th July 
1890, son of James M. and Georgina 
Fraser ; educated at Dollar Institution and 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1912), B.D. 
(1915) ; licen. by Presb. of Dunfermline 
Nov. 1915 ; locum tenens at Beath ; ord. 
14th March 1918. 

KILCONQUHAR. 

[The church of Kilconquhar belonged 
to the Benedictine Nunnery of North 
Berwick. In 1900 the church was re- 
seated and the east end transformed into 
a chancel with organ and carved oak 
Communion table.] 

ALEXANDER SPENS, was one of 
those in St Andrews whom the 
first General Assembly, 20th Dec. 
1560, thought most qualified for ministering 
and teaching ; entered that year ; the 
parishioners complained against him for 
not celebrating the Communion for six 
years, on 25th June 1565 ; trans, to Cupar 
in 1567. 

GEORGE LESLIE, trans, from Strath- 
ls _„ miglo in 1567 ; pres. to the vicarage 
by James VI. 24th Aug. 1568 ; trans, 
to Mortlach in 1573. 

DAVID SPENS, mentioned as min. in 
,_,_„ Minutes of the Synod of Fife, 
1611-87— [Abbotsford Club, 1837.] 

WILLIAM BELLENDEN, reader and 
15 „. vicar 6th May 1574. — [Acts and Dec, 
lv., 5.] 

ANDREW MONCREIFF, adm. in 1576; 
1576 trans, to Crail 20th Sept. 1593. 

JOHN RUTHERFURD, M.A. (St 
Andrews 1582); trans, and adm. 
from Second Charge, Cupar, 21st 
July 1594. On 20th Oct. 1595, at a visita- 
tion, various charges were made against 
him, and he was dep. 29th July 1596, 
"for doing disquiet to the whole Church 
by the writing of an infamous and false 
libel (the heade of Blackerie doctrin 
resoluit in a Remist method) against 
David Black, min. of St Andrews, and 



spreading the same." He was reponed by 
the commissioners of the Assembly 23rd 
June 1597, but the Presb. refused to re- 
ceive him. He took to the profession of 
medicine, but was adm. to Dairsie April 
1611. 



1603 



JOHN CARMICHAEL, son of David 
C. of Balmedie, and Isobel, daugh. 
of David Barclay of Collairnie ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. 
(3rd Dec. 1584) ; adm. to Newburn in 1595 ; 
app. one of the visitors of Ross-shire, and 
in 1601 to wait upon the Lord Home ; 
trans, and adm. 11th Aug. 1603; was one 
of those who met and counselled with 
the six mins. previous to their trial at 
Linlithgow 10th Jan. 1606, and after the 
trial accompanied them to their place of 
confinement ; was one of the forty-two mins. 
who signed a protest to Parliament, 1st 
July that year, against the introduction of 
Episcopacy. He was one of eight mins. 
commanded by the King, May 1606, to go 
to London, sailed from Anstruther 15th 
and arrived there 25th Aug. After several 
conferences he was sent to advise with 
and be under the surveillance of Dr Tobias 
Matthew, Archbishop of York, 23rd Nov., 
but obtained leave to return home, Feb. 
1607, on condition of keeping himself quiet, 
not preaching, nor attending Synod or 
Presbytery, and confining himself to his 
parish. He was present at the Falkland 
conference 4th May 1609 ; was released by 
the Privy Council from his confinement 
28th July 1614. He refused the degree of 
D.D. July 1616; was on a Royal Commission 
21st March 1619 for visiting the Colleges of 
Aberdeen, and summoned before the Court 
of High Commission 20th Aug. that year as 
accessory to the writing of the book Perth 
Assemblie and disobeying the Acts then 
passed thereof; died at Edinburgh 6th June 
1622, aged about 58. He firmly resisted all 
innovations proposed by the King. He marr. 
Janet Black, and had issue — Frederick, min. 
of Markinch; William. Publication— Two 
letters to Mr James Melvill (Calderwood's 
Hist, vi. 786, vii. 46).— [Melvill's Autob.; 
M'Crie's Melville, i., 212, 254, 324, 487; 
Livingston's Charac. ; Fife Sas., x., 314 ; 



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209 



1628 



Scots Peerage, iv., 566 ; Cupar Burgh 
Sas., i., 29th April 1606; Beg. Mag. Sig., 
vii., 2011 ; Row's Hist., 231, 439.] 

HENRY ROLLOCK, M.A. ; trans, from 

1628 Auchterarder ; pres. by Sir David 

Lindsay of Balcarres before 29th 

Aug. 1622 ; adm. in 1623; trans, to Trinity 

Parish, Edinburgh, in 1628. 

DAVID MUNRO, D.D. ; Regent in the 
Univ. of Edinburgh ; adm. to Kem- 
back in 1618 ; trans, and adm. in 
1628 ; was one of the Commissioners for 
Maintenance of Church Discipline 21st Oct. 
1634 ; was an unsuccessful candidate for 
the Bishopric of Argyll in 1637 ; was 
pelted with stones in Edinburgh in 1638 
as a spy on the Covenanters ; died after 
2nd Oct. 1645, aged about 64. He marr., 
and had issue — Sophia (marr. David 
Landells of Coull). — [Baillie's Letters, i., 
94; Acts of Pari., v. 413, vi. 198; Fife 
Sas., x., 113.] 

DAVID FORRET, M.A. ; Regent in the 
1646 ^^ College, St Andrews ; adm. to 
Dunino in 1638; trans, to' Forgan in 
1640; pres. by Alexander, Lord Balcarres (to 
whom he had been tutor) in June ; trans, 
and adm. 27th May 1646 ; was Moderator 
of Synod 2nd April 1661 ; not conforming 
to Episcopacy, he was confined to his 
parish ; died before 6th March 1672, aged 
about 71. He marr. Elizabeth Borthwick, 
who was buried in Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 
30th Aug. 1673, and had issue— Alexander, 
born 1648 ; Elspet ; Jean, buried in Grey- 
friars 14th Nov. 1684. — [Greyfriars Burials; 
Lamont's Diary, 134 ; Baillie's Letters ; 
Memoir of Lady Anna Mackenzie, 57 ; 
Acts of Pari., vi. 198, ii. 138, 503, 509; 
Wodrow's Hist., i., 329; Dick's Annals of 
Colinsburgh, 76-9. 

WILLIAM HAY, D.D. ; ord. between 
, 67 12th and 23rd Oct., and adm. 19th 
Nov. 1673; trans, to Perth March 
1684. 

ALEXANDER HAY, elected precentor 
and session-clerk of South Leith 
after 13th July 1682; adm. 24th 
Sept. 1684 ; deprived by Privy Council 12th 

VOL. V. 



Sept. 1689, for not reading the Proclama- 
tion of the Estates, etc., and died soon 
afterwards. He marr. Sarah Auchmouty, 
and had issue — Colin, born 1685 ; George ; 
Helen, born 1689. — [Peterkin's Constit. of 
the Church ; Rule's Sec. Vindication.] 

JAMES DRUMMOND, chaplain to 
legl Margaret, Marchioness of Argyll ; 
having been imprisoned for preach- 
ing in families, was released 21st July 1674 
on promising to attend no conventicles in 
future. He, however, joined the field 
preachers, was apprehended and sent to 
the Bass in 1677, but was liberated by the 
Privy Council 5th Oct. that year on finding 
caution to proceed to Kilmarnock and 
afterwards to Kintyre. He attended the 
General Meeting of Presbyterian mins. after 
the Toleration 6th July 1687 ; was called to 
this parish 24th April, and adm. 25th June 
1691; died 29th Sept. 1699. He marr. 
Mary Montgomery, who survived him, 
and had issue — Mary, and others. — [St 
Andreivs Tests. ; Wodrow's Hist., ii., 270, 
356, 364 ; Bass Rock, 199-202 ; Select. Min. 
Synod of Fife, 208.] 

[ALEXANDER GILLESPIE, a 
licentiate, who preached frequently here, 
1699-1700 ; was called to the charge but 
declined it, having fallen into bad health.] 



1701 



1684 



WALTER WILSON, son of Alexander 
W., min. of Cameron ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (28th 
July 1677); was a probationer 6th July 
1687 ; ord. to Abercrombie 17th Dec. 1689 ; 
called 7th Oct., and adm. 3rd Dec. 1701 ; 
died 3rd June 1735, aged about 78. He 
marr. (1) cont. 31st Oct. 1688, Janet, 
daugh. of John Crombie, merchant burgess 
of Cupar, and had issue — Christian : 
(2) 1704, Anna (died at Elie 13th 
March 1754), daugh. of Alexander Pit- 
cairn, Principal of New College, St 
Andrews, and had issue — Walter, Pro- 
fessor of Greek, St Andrews, 1748, died 
2nd Feb. 1769 ; John ; Rachael (marr. 
David Russel, surgeon, Kennoway) ; Ann 
(marr. John Cook, min. of Abercrombie) ; 



O 



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KILCONQUHAR 



[PRESB. OF 



Eupham (marr. David Myles, min. of 
Newburn).— [Fife Sas., xiv., 437.] 

THOMAS AYTON, born 1694; licen. 
1735 k v Presb. of Jedburgh 4th Nov. 
1719; ord. to Alyth 21st Sept. 
1720 ; called 4th Sept., pres. by Alexander, 
Earl of Balcarres, trans, and adm. 6th Nov. 
1735; died 5th Jan. 1739. "Famed for 
his arcanum, which cured children of con- 
vulsion fits." He marr. Barbara (died 
35th Jan. 1767), daugh. of James Hadow, 
Principal of New College, St Andrews. 
Publication — The Original Constitution of 
the Christian Church (Edinburgh, 1730) 
[this called forth "Some Observes" upon 
it, by Glas of Tealing (Edinburgh, 1732)]. 
— [Scots Mag., i., 44.] 

JAMES CLIDSDALE, born 1713 ; licen. 
1739 by Presb. of Edinburgh 29th Nov. 
1738; became chaplain to Charles, 
Earl of Lauderdale ; called 25th June, 
pres. by James, Earl of Balcarres, and 
ord. 15th Nov. 1739 ; died 13th March 1759. 
He marr. 17th April 1741, Wilhelmina, 
daugh. of Alexander Brand, watchmaker, 
Edinburgh, and sister to James Edward B., 
Brigadier of the German Brigade in East 
Indies. — [Edin. Tests. ; Tombst.'] 

JOHN CHALMEBS of Radernie, born 
17 8th Jan. 1712, son of James O, min. 
of Elie ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh ; licen. by Presb. of Dalkeith 2nd 
Aug. 1737 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
to Elie 31st May 1738 ; D.D. (St Andrews, 
13th April 1759); pres. by James, Earl of 
Balcarres, May 1759 ; trans, and adm. 
(after appeal to the Assembly) 19th June 
1760 [C.'s settlement resulted in the 
formation of a Relief congregation in 
Colinsburgh] ; died 7th April 1791. He 
marr. 6th June 1743, Helen (died 23rd 
Feb. 1787), second daugh. of Sir Alexander 
Anstruther and Jean, Baroness Newark, 
and had issue — William of Blebo, writer, 
Edinburgh, born 11th April 1744, died 
26th 'Feb. 1807; Jean, born 10th Nov. 
1745 (marr. 22nd Aug. 1779, David Walker 
of Falfield, Largo), died 1799. — [Scots 
Peerage, vi.,443 ; Connolly's FifeshireBiog., 
Ill ; Hanna's Life of Chalmers.] 



ALEXANDER SMALL, born 1733; 
M.A. (St Andrews, 1758); licen. by 
Presb. of St Andrews 30th Sept. 
1763 ; became tutor to Alexander, Earl of 
Balcarres ; ord. to Kirkmichael 29th April 
1767; trans, to Newtyle 2nd July 1778; 
pres. by Alexander, Earl of Balcarres, 
Sept., trans, and adm. 10th Nov. 1791 ; 
D.D. (St Andrews, 18th Jan. 1812) ; died 
27th Nov. 1812. He marr. 11th March 
1773, Jean (died 10th April 1828), daugh. 
of Alexander Stewart of Strathgarry, 
min. of Blair- Atholl, and had issue — 
Isabel, born 15th Jan. 1774 (marr. 18th 
Sept. 1806, Daniel Robertson,' min. of 
Meigle) ; Margaret, born 27th July 1775 ; 
Ann Lindsay, born 14th Nov. 1777 ; Robert, 
merchant, London, born 29th Oct. 1779 ; 
Alexander, min. of Stirling, born 8th Oct. 
1781 ; Cecilia, born 13th Aug. 1783 ; John 
of Foodie, purser on an East Indiaman, 
born 6th Jan. 1787 ; Catherine Graham, 
born 25th June 1793. Publications — 
Accounts of Newtyle and Kilconquhar 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, iii., ix.). 

WILLIAM FERRIE, born 26th Dec. 
1782, second son of William F., 
farmer, Kirkintilloch ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; adm. Professor of Civil 
History at St Andrews 23rd Dec. 1808; 
pres. by Alexander, Earl of Balcarres, 
April 1813 ; objection was taken because he 
declined to resign his Chair, but on appeal 
to the Assembly he was continued in both 
charges; ord. 3rd Feb. 1814; D.D. (St 
Andrews, 12th Feb. 1825); died 7th June 
1850. Dr Chalmers characterised him as 
" the best minister in Fife, and the worst 
professor." He was mainly instrumental 
in the erection of the Chapel-of-Ease at 
Largo ward. He marr. 29th July 1811, 
Elizabeth (died 20th Aug. 1847), youngest 
daugh. of Joseph M'Cormick, Principal of 
United College, St Andrews, and had issue 
— Maria, born 31st July 1813 (marr. 25th 
Oct. 1838, James Anderson, min. of Cults) ; 
William, min. of Anstruther Easter, born 
8th March 1815; Joseph M'Cormick, 
H.E.I.C.S., born 12th July 1816; Robert, 
lieut. 13th Bengal Native Infantry, born 
29th July 1817, died 18th July 1846; 



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211 



Elizabeth, born 17th May 1819 (marr. 
22nd Jan. 1852, Clarence Gordon, 
examiner of Registrations) ; James Lind- 
say, born 16th March 1824, died 7th 
Nov. 1842. Publications — Sermon preached 
at KUconquhar (Edinburgh, 1842); A Cate- 
chism on the Evidences of Revealed Religion, 
with a few preliminary questions on Natural 
Religion (Edinburgh, 1852) ; Account of the 
Parish {New Stat. Ace, is..). 



1850 



WILLIAM MILLIGAN, M.A.; trans. 

from Cameron 18th Oct. 1850 ; dem. 

17th July 1S61 on appointment as 
Professor of Biblical Criticism in Univ. of 
Aberdeen 8th Dec. 1860 (q.v.). 

ROBERT FLINT, trans, from East 
lg62 Parish, Aberdeen, 2nd Jan. 1862 ; 
dem. 28th June 1865 on appoint- 
ment to Chair of Moral Philosophy, Univ. 
of St Andrews, 16th Nov. 1864 ; afterwards 
Professor of Divinity in Univ. of Edin- 
burgh (q.v.). 

WALTER IRVINE, born Lundie, 13th 

1866 ^ 0V- 1833 > son °f Thomas I., min. 
of Lundie and Fowlis ; educated at 
High School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dundee 7th May 
1856 ; ord. (assistant and successor) to 
Dollar 7th May 1857; trans, to Chapel of 
Garioch 24th Nov. 1859 ; pres. by James, 
Earl of Crawford and Balcarres ; trans. 
and adm. 1st Feb. 1866; died 21st Nov. 
1885. He marr. 9th Aug. 1859, Mary Julia, 
daugh. of William Kay, Huddersfield, and 
had issue — Emily, secretary Women's 
Association for Home Missions, born 8th 
Aug. 1860 ; Walter, lieut.-col. I.M.S., born 
21st Oct. 1865, killed on North -West 
Frontier 26th Jan. 1919. 

ALEXANDER LEGGE, born Outseat, 
1886 Banff, 25th July 1842, son of George 
L. and Eliza Morrison ; educated 
at Banff Academy and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
ord. to Congregational Church, Peterhead, 
24th Sept. 1868 ; trans, to Congregational 
Church, Lancaster Road, Preston, 3rd May 
1874; res. 22nd April 1878; adm. as a 
licentiate of the Church of Scotland 3rd 



June 1878; ord. to St Andrew's Parish, 
Dundee, 19th Dec. 1878 ; trans, and adm. 
2nd June 1886 ; V.D. 1908 ; died at Colins- 
burgh 20th March 1920. He marr. 16th 
June 1870, Isabella Macdonald (died 6th 
March 1896), daugh. of John Leith, 
merchant, Aberdeen, and Margaret Grant, 
and had issue — John Alexander, in Govern- 
ment service, South Africa, born 12th April 
1871 ; Margaret Eliza, born 8th Sept. 1872 
(marr. 4th June 1910, James Bryce Cowan, 
banker and solicitor, Colinsburgh) ; George 
Lindsay, architect, born 14th Jan. 1874, 
died 13th March 1905 ; Emma, born 21st 
April 1875, died 19th July 1877; David 
James Melville, F.R.C.S., R.A.M.C., 
Albrighton, Salop, born 17th Feb. 1881 ; 
Sydney Buxton, M.D., R.A.M.C. (East 
Africa), Shifnel, Salop, born 26th Feb. 
1882; Alexander Grant, L.D.S., Bridg- 
north, born 23rd April 1884. 

ROBERT STIRLING ARMSTRONG, 
1919 k° rn ^ tn Sept. 1884, son of Robert 
A., min. of St Matthew's Parish, 
Glasgow, and grandson of James Hutchison 
Stirling, LL.D. ; educated at High School 
and Univ. of Glasgow; MA. (1905), B.D. 
(1908); licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 6th 
May 1908; assistant at South Kirk, 
Greenock, and Partick; ord. to Dollar 
27th July 1911 ; Chaplain to the Forces 
in 1917; trans, and adm. (assistant and 
successor) 18th Dec. 1919. Marr. 22nd 
Jan. 1914, Anne Andrina, eldest daugh. 
of William Spence, M.D., Dollar. 



KILRENNY. 

[The church of Kilrenny was dedicated 
to St Ernan of Eileach Naomh. It belonged 
to the Abbey of Dryburgh. There was a 
Well of St Ernan at Kilrenny.] 

JOHN ANSTRUTHER, son of A. 

of that ilk ; reader in 1574 ; pres. to 
the vicarage by James VI. 17th Feb. 
1578 ; still reader in 1586. He marr. Jean, 
daugh. of Lord Lindsay of the Byres, and 
widow of John Melville of Carnbee. — [Reg. 
Sec. Sig., xlv., 109; Wood's East Neuk, 331.] 



1574 



212 



KILRENNY 



[PRESB. OF 



1586 



ROBERT WOOD, educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews in 1577; pres. to the 
vicarage of Kennoway 4th Dec. 

1582; trans, to Anstruther in 1584; trans. 

and adm. in 1586; still min. 10th Sept. 

1590. 

JAMES MELVILL [or MELVILLE], 
born 26th July 1556, son of Richard 
M. of Baldovie, min. of Maryton, 
and Isobeil Scrymgeour, and nephew of 
Andrew M. ; educated privately, and at 
Univs. of St Andrews, B.A. (9th Feb. 1572), 
and Glasgow; became regent in St Andrews 
Univ. and assistant to his uncle Andrew 
M., Professor of Greek there ; app. Pro- 
fessor of Hebrew and Oriental Languages 
there in 1580 ; ord. to Anstruther 17th 
Nov. 1586 ; was clerk to the " Conven- 
tion of the maist wacryff and cearfull of 
the breithrin " Jan. 1588 ; was elected 
Moderator of the General Assembly 17th 
June 1589 ; app. by Privy Council one of 
four Commissioners for Preservation of the 
True Religion in the Sheriffdom of Pife ; 
removed here 6th Oct. 1590 ; pres. to 
the vicarage by James VI. before 21st 
March 1592 ; coll. 12th April 1593. In the 
public affairs of the church he took a deep 
interest, and had powerful influence among 
his brethren, so that the King, to whom he 
had proved himself serviceable, strongly 
wished him to support the measures of 
Church polity which were in contemplation 
for subverting Presbyterianism and estab- 
lishing Episcopacy in its place. All the 
efforts of royalty proved unavailing to that 
effect, and were only the means of rousing 
M. to greater decision. He strenuously 
supported the brethren condemned and 
banished for holding the Assembly at 
Aberdeen in 1605, and signed the Protest 
to Parliament with forty-one others, 1st 
July 1606, against the introduction of 
Episcopal government. In the same year, 
he was one of eight mins. called by the 
King to London, where he remained till 
10th May 1606, when he was ordered to 
confine himself to Newcastle. Five months 
after, his friend and parishioner. Sir William 
Anstruther, authorised by the King, made 
him an offer of a bishopric, which he refused. 



The elders of Kilrenny petitioned for his 
release Feb. 1608, and again July 1609, 
without avail. He was removed in 1610 to 
Berwick - upon - Tweed. Further solicita- 
tions were made for him by his parishioners, 
and again renewed in 1611 and 1612. Under 
the anxiety and grief he felt for the state of 
the Church, his health declined and he died 
at Berwick-upon-Tweed 20th Jan. 1614, 
where a tablet was erected to his memory 
20th Jan. 1914. Calderwood says, "He 
was one of the wisest directoures of Kirk 
affairs that our Kirk had in his tyme, 
and was ever employed by the General 
Assemblies and other publick meetings. 
He acted his part so gravelie, so wiselie, 
so calmlie, that the adverserie could gett 
no vantage." "Though gentle and not 
easily provoked, he possessed great sensi- 
bility, could vindicate himself with spirit, 
and testified an honest indignation at what- 
ever was base and unprincipled, especially 
in the conduct of men of his own pro- 
fession." He marr. (1) 1st May 1583, 
Elizabeth (died about 1610), daugh. of 
John Durie, min. of Edinburgh, and had 
issue — Ephraim, min. of Pittenweem ; 
Andrew, born 9th July 1586, died 1588; 
Andrew, born Aug. 1588, died before Jan. 
1614 ; Margaret, born 28th Aug. 1593, died 
in infancy ; John, min. of Newton, born 
27th March 1595 ; Isabella Anna, born 
1597-8 : (2) before July 1612, Deborah, 
daugh. of Richard Gierke, B.A., vicar of 
Berwick-upon-Tweed ; she survived him. 
Publications — The Description of the 
Spainyart's Natural!, out of Julius 
Scaliger, ivith sum Exhortations for 
warning of Kirk and Countrey (1592) ; A 
Spiritual Propyne of a Pastour to his 
People (Edinburgh, 1598); A Horning 
Vision (Edinburgh, 1609); The Black 
Bastill, or a Lamentation in the name of 
the Kirk of Scotland, a poem (1611); Ad 
Serenissimum Jacobum Primum Brittani- 
arum Monarchum Ecclesice Scoticance 
libellus supplex (London, 1645) ; Auto- 
biography and Diary (Bannatyne Club, 
Edinburgh, 1829), and with continuation 
[edited by Robert Pitcairn] (Wodrow Soc, 
Edinburgh, 1842). Various MSS. by him 
are in the Advocates' Library and that 



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of Edinburgh Univ. — [Autob. ; M'Crie's 
Melville, ii. 151, 295 et seq., 444; Inq. Ret. 
Gen., 577— de Tut., 1239 ; Diet. Nat. Biog. ; 
Hist. Berwickshire Nat. Club, xxi. 235, 
xxii. 301-2 (Photo, of Memorial Brass).] 



JOHN DYKES, M.A. (Edinburgh 1588) ; 
15g6 inaugurated (colleague) after 14th 
Oct. 1596. In Sept. 1599, he incurred 
the royal displeasure by making known 
some passages from the Basilikon Doron, 
and was obliged to keep under hiding. By 
writing sonnets against the late Earl of 
Gowrie and his brother, for their conspiracy, 
he was restored to royal favour Nov. 1600, 
and returned to his ministry ; trans, to 
Newburn 13th Dec. 1604, was one of those 
who spent the night previous to their trial 
with the mins. confined for taking part 
in the Aberdeen Assembly, and accom- 
panied them to prison in 1606. He signed 
the Protest to Parliament against the intro- 
duction of Episcopacy 1st July that year, 
and as Constant Moderator of the Synod of 
Fife ; was confined by royal warrant 24th 
Sept. following to the bounds of the Presby- 
tery ; was re-adm. to this parish after 18th 
April 1610 ; pres. to the vicarage by James 
VI. 6th April 1614 ; refused degree of D.D. 
29th July 1616 ; died 9th Sept. 1634, aged 
about 68. A brother min. said of him : 
" He would get more from meditating on a 
passage in Scripture during the time he 
was combing his hair, than some others 
would get in a whole day." He marr. a 
daugh. of John Durie, min. of Montrose, 
and had issue — Isabel ; Helen (probably 
marr. Sundoun Wayd, burgess of 
Anstruther Wester). Publications — Letter 
to Mr James Melville (Calderwood's Hist., 
vi., 82, 376, 455, 476, 664, 666); Sonnets 
against the Earl of Gowrie and his brother, 
which perhaps were never printed. — [Reg. 
Sec, Sig. ; St Andrews Tests. ; Tombst. ; 
Melvill's Autob., 331 ; M'Crie's Melville, 299.] 



1634 



COLIN ADAM, M.A. ; pres. by Charles 
I. 30th Sept. 1634. He and his pre- 
decessors resided in Anstruther 

Easter till 1636 ; trans, there 24th Feb., 

and adm. before 16th Aug. 1641. 



v ROBERT BENNET, son of Andrew B., 
min. of Monimail ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews; M.A. (1626); pres. 
to Monimail by Charles I. 14th Sept. 1641, 
and to this parish 16th Nov. that year ; 
adm. 23rd March 1642 ; was taken prisoner 
by the English 12th Sept. 1653 for praying 
for the King, and carried to Edinburgh ; 
was confined to his parish on introduction 
of Episcopacy ; suspended 5th April 1664 ; 
dep. for nonconformity 6th April 1665 ; 
died at Pittenweem Feb. 1674, aged about 
68.— [St Andrews Tests.; Beg. Sec. Sig.; 
Blair's Autob. ; Lamont's Diary, 59, 180 ; 
Wodrow's Hist., i., 329.] 

" ANDREW BRUCE, M.A. ; ord. 26th 
May, and adm. 14th June 1665; 
app. Professor of Divinity in Univ. 

of St Andrews before 30th Aug. 1671 (q.v.). 

JOHN WOOD, eldest son of Robert W., 
portioner of Sauchope ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (26th 
July 1670) ; became Regent in St Leonard's 
College ; pres. by Charles II. 3rd June, and 
adm. 3rd Nov. 1671 ; D.D. (St Andrews 
1683) ; dem. 30th Sept. 1 698 ; died before 
2nd April 1702, aged about 63. He marr. (1) 
(cont. 22nd Dec. 1671), Christian Moncrieff, 
who died April 1692, and had issue— John 
of Sauchope, bailie of Crail; Catherine; 
Agnes, born 1687: (2) 10th Aug. 1694, 
Margaret Daw. — [St Andrews Tests. ; 
Tombst. ; Records Sea Box, Crail ; Fife 
Sas., x. 115, xv. 293.] 

ROBERT CLELAND, son of Robert 
C. of Hillhouse, writer, Pittenweem, 
afterwards of Edinburgh; educated 
at Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (13th July 
1691) ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 21st 
March 1695; ord. to Newburn 22nd July 
1696; called 1st Nov. 1699; trans, and 
adm. 10th April 1700; died Aug. 1711, 
aged about 40. He marr. Margaret, daugh. 
of George Hamilton, min. of St Giles, 
Edinburgh, and had issue— George, born 
1698 ; Elizabeth (twin), born 1698 (marr. 
18th May 1718, Dr Alexander Wilson of 
Elie) ; William ; Hans, died 1731 ; Robert 
of Carnbee, served heir 10th Oct. 1728; 
Margaret (marr. Alexander Anderson, min. 



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[PRESB. OF 



of this parish) ; Janet (marr. Kichard 
Henderson, min. of Blantyre) ; Sophia 
(marr., pro. 31st Jan. 1725, Robert Cleland, 
writer, Edinburgh). — \_Edin. Tests.; G. R. 
Sas., clxxxiii., 31, 193; Fife Sas., xxi, 260, 
16th Feb. 1714 ; Services of Heirs.] 

ALEXANDER ANDERSON, M.A. (St 
Andrews, 16th July 1703) ; licen. by 
Presb. of St Andrews 29th Sept. 
1709; called 28th Dec. 1711; ord. 16th 
July 1712 ; died 4th Nov. 1721, aged about 
39. He marr. Margaret Cleland, daugh. of 
his predecessor, and had issue — Robert ; 
Margaret; Janet. — [St Andrews Tests.; 
Services of Heirs.] 

THOMAS KEY, M.A. (Edinburgh, 22nd 
1724 April 1708) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Kirkcaldy 23rd May 1717; called 
1st Oct. 1723; ord. 15th April 1724; died 
10th April 1756, aged about 68. He marr. 
27th Aug. 1725, Katherine (died 5th Jan. 
1784), daugh. of James Chalmers, min. of 
Elie, and had issue — James, his successor 
in the parish ; George, born 11th April 
1730; John, born 2nd Dec. 1731 ; Robert, 
born 2nd Sept. 1733, drowned at sea; 
Anne, born 23rd May 1736 (marr. James 
Adamson, min. of Abernyte); Sophia, born 
31st Dec. 1738 (marr. John Adamson, D.D., 
min. of St Andrews) ; Agnes, born 3rd Aug. 
1740 ; Mary, born 17th Sept. 1741 ; Helen, 
born 8th Dec. 1745 ; Marion (marr. Provost 
Watson of St Andrews) ; Alexander, a 
sailor. — [Hanna's Life of Chalmers ; 
Connolly's Fifeshire Biog. ; Boog Watson's 
Cotoan Pedigrees, vi.] 

JAMES KEY, born 12th Nov. 1728, son 

1754 °^ P rece( ^ m g i licen. by Presb. of St 

Andrews 15th Nov. 1753; called 27th 

June, and ord. (assistant and successor) 

16th Oct. 1754 ; died 17th April 1758. 

PATRICK SIMSON, third son of 
Thomas S., M.D., Professor of 
Medicine, St Andrews ; educated 
at Univ. there ; M.A. (1752) ; licen. by 
that Presb. 10th May 1758 ; pres. by Sir 
John Anstruther in Oct. that year; ord. 
10th May 1759; died unmarr. 24th Jan. 
1760, aged 26. 



1759 



" WDLLIAM BEAT, born 1711, school- 
_„ Rn master of Kilconquhar; licen. by 
Presb. of St Andrews 29th Oct. 
1740; ord. to Forgan 25th Sept. 1746; 
pres. by Sir John Anstruther of Anstruther, 
Bart., 8th July, trans, and adm. 5th Nov. 
1760; died 21st Dec. 1797. He marr. (1) 
17th July 1733, Elizabeth Douglas in South 
Leith, who died 14th May 1772, aged 66 : 
(2) 21st Sept. 1772, Ann Douglas, who 
died 27th Aug. 1790 : (3) 15th March 1791, 
Euphemia Scott, who died 20th May 1803. 
Publication — Sermons (Edinburgh, 1799) ; 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, 
i.) — [Tombst. ; Kay's Portraits, L, 271.] 

JAMES FORRESTER, born 16th Dec. 
17q „ 1744, son of William F., min. of 
Carstairs; studied theology at St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Biggar 9th 
April 1767 ; ord. to Anstruther Wester 
12th May 1768 ; pres. by Sir John 
Anstruther, Bart., 8th Jan., trans, and 
adm. 16th Aug. 1798; died 5th Dec. 
1808. He marr. (1) 27th Jan. 1779 Jean 
(died 30th Oct. 1779), daugh. of John 
Nairne, min. of Anstruther Easter : (2) 
17th May 1784, Isobel (died 23rd Oct. 
1842), daugh. of Andrew Johnstone of 
Rennyhill, and had issue — Euphemia, born 
30th March 1786 ; William, born 25th Oct. 
1787; Mary, born 5th Feb. 1791 (marr. 
James Brown, min. of this parish). Pub- 
lication — Account of Anstruther Wester 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, iii.). — {Tombst. ; 
Wood's East Keuk, 381.] 

JOSEPH DUNCAN, born 1776, son of 
Robert D., merchant and farmer, 
Nether Mill of Auchenhove, and 
Jean Thomson ; educated at Univ. of 
Aberdeen ; M.A. (1794) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Tain 30th March 1803 ; assistant at 
Kemback ; pres. by Sir John Anstruther 
in March; ord. 21st Sept. 1809; died un- 
marr. 28th May 1818. 

JAMES BROWN, born Penicuik 17th 

July 1787; son of Alexander B. ; 

educated at West Linton School and 

Univ. of Edinburgh ; became schoolmaster 

of Dunsyre ; licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 

27th Sept. 1815 ; became a teacher in a 



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private school in Elie and tutor in the 
family of Colonel Eobert Anstruther of 
Elie, by whom, as factor loco tutoris to Sir 
John Carmichael Anstruther, he was pres. 
in- Nov. 1818 ; ord. 15th April 1819 ; de- 
clined (on account of ill-health) a presenta- 
tion to Falkirk by the Prime Minister, Sir 
Robert Peel; died at Causewayhead, Bridge 
of Allan, 16th Aug. 1834. He was a singu- 
larly able minister, combining great talents 
and accomplishments with 'the most amiable 
of temperaments. Principal Haldane said 
of him, "I never had a friend to whom I 
was more cordially attached." He marr. 
(1) 10th Dec. 1821, Ann (died 4th July 1823), 
youngest daugh. of Captain Banken, 46th 
Foot: (2) 2nd Feb. 1825, Mary (died at 
Edinburgh 16th March 1866), only daugh. 
of James Forrester, min. of this parish, and 
had issue — the Hon. Alexander, merchant, 
Chairman of Chamber of Commerce, Presi- 
dent of the Bank, and member of Privy 
Council of Madras, born 15th Oct. 1825; 
Euphemia Forrester, born 6th Oct. 1826; 
James Forrester, farmer in Ireland, born 
13th Feb. 1 1831 ; Helen (marr. George 
Fortune, farmer, Barnsmuir). 

GEOEGE DICKSON, born 4th Jan. 
18g5 1785, son of James D., Carnwath, 
and Clara Eichardson ; became a 
schoolmaster at Prestonpans and after- 
wards at Inveresk ; educated at Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of Lanark 
11th Aug. 1812; became tutor in the 
family of John Cathcart of Genoch ; ord. 
27th April 1815 to Pettinain; pres. by 
the commissioner of Sir Windham Car- 
michael Anstruther of Anstruther, Bart., 
in Feb., trans, and adm. 20th Aug. 1835 ; 
died 19th Feb. 1872. He marr. 14th Nov. 
1815, Mary (died 1st Dec. 1823), daugh. of 
Alexander Lockhart of Westbank, and had 
issue — James, merchant, Leith, born 5th 
Oct. 1818, died 12th Dec. 1873 ; Alexander, 
merchant, Leith, born 15th July 1820, died 
21st Oct. 1861 ; Elizabeth, born 7th March 
1822, died 21st Oct. 1904 ; William Purdie, 
D.D., LL.D., Professor of Biblical Criticism, 
Glasgow (q.v.), born 22nd Oct. 1823 : (2) 
28th Nov. 1831, Janet (died 26th Feb. 1840), 
daugh. of Thomas Girdwood and Margaret 



1872 



Thomson, and had issue — Clara, born 28th 
Sept. 1832 (marr. William Hutton, min. 
of Oldhamstocks), died 21st April 1880 ; 
Margaret, born 27th March 1835, died 
22nd July 1869 ; Janet Lockhart, born 10th 
Jan. 1837 ; Mary Lockhart, born 22nd Dec. 
1839, died 8th April 1840. Publication- 
Account of Pettinain and of Kilrenny {New 
Stat. Ace, vi., xi.). 

JOHN CHEISTIE, pres. by William 
Baird of Elie ; trans, from Kil- 
drummy, and adm. 29th Nov. 1872 ; 
dem. charge 16th May 1878 on appoint- 
ment to Chair of Divinity and Church 
History, Aberdeen University {q.v.), 20th 
Oct. 1877. 

GEOEGE STBANG ANDEESON, born 
187 Eutherglen 20th May 1842, seventh 
son of Alexander A. and Agnes 
Strang ; educated at Eenfrew Grammar 
School and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by 
Presb. of Greenock Dec. 1869 ; assistant at 
Tron Parish, Glasgow ; ord. South Parish, 
Paisley, 18th Dec. 1873; trans, to North 
Parish, Aberdeen, 21st March 1877 ; trans, 
and adm. 14th Nov. 1878. Marr. 21st Nov. 
1882, Janet (died 14th July 1923), third 
daugh. of Eobert Crawford, builder, 
Glasgow. 



KINGSBARNS. 

[The parish of Kingsbarns was disjoined 
from Crail, and was erected by the Com- 
missioners of Teinds on 9th Feb. 1631. 
This erection was confirmed by Act of 
Parliament on 28th June 1633.] 

t- JAMES BEUCE, M.A. (Glasgow 1621), 
cousin of Andrew B. of Pittarthie 
and of Eobert B., min. of Edinburgh ; 
was resident in the house of John Welsh 
at St Jean dAngely in 1619 ; tutor to 
eldest son of Principal Boyd and regent in 
the Univ. there ; adm. in 1632 ; was one of 
those charged in Aug. 1637 by the Privy 
Council for refusing to purchase the Service 
Book in obedience to its injunction ; was 
a member of Assembly of 1638, and one of 
the commissioners for visiting the Univ. of 
St Andrews 16th Jan. 1649 ; died 26th May 



16S2 



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KINGSBARNS 



[PEESB. OF 



1662, aged about 61. He was the means of in- 
troducing James Sharp to the Church, a step 
he repented most of anything he had done 
in his life. He marr. Margaret Douglas, 
who survived him, and had issue — John, 
died before 21st April 1675 ; Robert ; 
James, apprenticed to Alexander Christian, 
merchant burgess, Edinburgh, 15th Aug. 
1643 ; Patrick ; Margaret (who refused the 
addresses of Archbishop Sharp when min. 
of Crail, and marr. (cont. 21st July 1658) 
John Baird, min. of Innerwick. — [Lamont's 
Diary, 149 ; Miscell. Scot., ii. ; Acts of Pari., 
vi. 198, ii. 139a ; Baillie's Letters ; Beg. of 
Deeds, dlix., 24 ; G. B. Sas., xv., 131 ; G. B. 
Inhib., 15th Oct. 1662.] 

GEOKGE PATTULLO, M.A. (St 
166 „ Andrews 1633), son of George F., 
min. of Newtyle ; ord. assistant to 
his father before 4th Aug. 1647 ; app. by 
General Assembly to attend the General of 
Artillery's Regiment in 1649, and one of 
the visitors to the Univ. of Aberdeen. He 
was taken prisoner at Alyth with certain 
mins. of Edinburgh who were there 28th 
Aug. 1651, carried to the ships in the harbour 
of Dundee and confined there and at Tyne- 
mouth Castle for five weeks and afterwards 
in the Tower of London for twenty weeks, 
when he was liberated but fell sick in the 
city ; returned to Newtyle 19th June 1652 ; 
trans, and adm. 24th Sept. 1663 ; app. to 
Principalship of Old College, St Andrews, 
4th April 1677 ; died Nov. 1679, aged about 
69. He marr. Marjorie, daugh. of John 
Ayton of Kinaldie, and had issue— George, 
M.D. — \_St Andreivs Tests.; Lamont's Diary, 
34; G. B. Inhib., 15th June 1676; Perth 
Sas., v., 186, 388.] 

GILBERT SIMSON, M.A. (Edinburgh 
1678 1668) ; ord. to Edinburgh Castle 4th 
Feb. 1673; pres. by William, Earl 
of Crawford, Dec. 1677; trans, and adm. 
3rd Jan. 1678 ; purchased the lands of 
Nakedfield in 1685 ; died 8th May 1700, 
aged about 52. He marr. (cont. 8th Oct. 
1680) Jean (died 26th Feb. 1730), daugh. 
of James Durham of Omachie, and had 
issue — Michael ; Alexander, writer, Edin- 
burgh, served heir 22nd Aug. 1710 ; 



Gilbert ; William ; James ; John ; William ; 
Penelope (marr. William Vilant, Professor 
of Humanity, St Andrews) ; Anna. — [St 
Andrews Tests. ; Beg. Privy Seal ; Bee. Sea 
Box, Crail ; Sjiecial Betour Fife, 113 ; Beg. 
of Deeds, Dalr., 24th Aug. 1685.] 

JOSEPH PITCAIRN, son of Alexander 
1701 P., Principal of St Mary's College, 
St Andrews ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; M.A. (20th July 1695) ; licen. 
by Presb. there 7th Nov. 1699; ord. to 
Newburgh 7th May 1700 ; called 20th May, 
trans, and adm. 10th Sept. 1701 ; died 11th 
Nov. 1737, aged about 63. He marr. 6th 
Aug. 1705, Sophia (died 27th April 1754), 
eldest daugh. of Robert Innes, W.S., and 
had issue — Joseph, min. of Carnbee ; 
Sophia, born March 1707 ; Alexander. 

WILLIAM VILANT, son of Colin V., 
17sg Regent of Philosophy in St Leonard's 
College, St Andrews ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (3rd May 
1727); licen. by Presb. there 5th June 
1734 ; pres. by trustee for the creditors of 
William, Earl of Crawford, 7th March 
1738 ; ord. 3rd Jan. 1739 ; died 27th Feb. 
1786, aged about 76. He marr. 19th March 
1765, Mrs Scott Millar of Trinity Parish, 
Edinburgh, who died at St Andrews 1st 
Feb. 1811, and had issue — Colin, born 14th, 
and died 24th Sept. 1766 ; Isobel, born 
20th Aug. 1767 ; Christian Fraser, born 
23rd April 1769 ; Alexander, born 18th 
Oct. 1771, died 13th Jan. 1772 ; Margaret, 
born 7th Jan., and died 31st March 1773 ; 
Betty, born 19th April, and died 5th Dec. 
1774 ; Mary, born 5th June 1776. — [Services 
of Heirs.} 

JAMES BEATSON, pres. by trustee for 
1 „__ creditors of George, Earl of Craw- 
ford, 2nd Sept. 1786; ord. 20th 
April 1787 ; trans, to Dunbarney 26th Nov. 
1795. 

JAMES THOMSON, born 9th April 
._-_ 1764 ; son of James T., schoolmaster, 
Kingsbarns; licen. 6th May 1789 
and ord. by Presb. of St Andrews 16th 
March 1796 ; adm. to Birsay and Harray 
12th May 1796; pres. by George, Earl of 
Crawford, in May, trans, and adm. 15th 



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Sept. 1796; died 19th July 1799. He 
marr. Bruce Glass, who died at St Andrews 
30th March 1333. 

ROBERT ARNOT, born 1745; licen. 
1800 by Presb. of Cupar 5th Sept. 1769 ; 
ord. to Ceres 30th Aug. 1770 ; elected 
Presb. clerk 9th Dec. 1777; dem. on app. 
as Professor of Biblical Criticism in New 
College of St Andrews 16th Oct. 1792; 
pres. by George, Earl of Crawford, Dec. 
1799 ; trans, and adm. (after a complaint 
to General Assembly against his holding 
both offices, which was dismissed) 26th 
June 1800 ; died 2nd July 1808. He marr. 
2nd May 1772, Helen Barclay (died 4th 
April 1816), widow of David Melville in 
Ceres, and had issue — William, born 29th 
May 1774; Oliver, born 22nd Dec. 1775, 
died 15th Jan. 1783. Publication — Account 
of Ceres (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, v.).— [Scots 
Mag., lxii. ; Tombst.] 

GEORGE WRIGHT, born 1st Nov. 

1787, son of John W., min. of Scone ; 

educated at Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
became tutor in the family of Fletcher 
Norton, Baron of Exchequer ; licen. by 
Presb. of Auchterarder 9th June 1809; pres. 
by Lady Mary Lindsay Crawford, same 
month ; ord. 28th Sept. that year ; D.D. 
(St Andrews, 9th Feb. 1867); died 28th 
May 1869. He marr. 2nd Nov. 1813, Jessie 
(died 15th Aug. 1864), daugh. of David 
Moncrieff, min. of Redgorton, and had 
issue— John, W.S., born 26th Sept. 1814, 
died 8th Nov. 1888 ; Joanna, born 13th 
Feb. 1816 (marr. 12th Aug. 1846, Bethune 
James Walker of Falfleld) ; Euphame, born 
13th Sept. 1817, died 10th Oct. 1840 ; David 
Moncrieff, born 21st Jan. 1819, died at 
Akyab 22nd Dec. 1846; Amelia, born 3rd 
Dec. 1820 (marr. 25th Feb. 1850, George 
Tod, writer, Ayr) ; George, born 15th 
March 1822 ; James, born 8th Sept. 1823; 
Jane Stewart, born 1st June 1825 (marr. 
4th Feb. 1847, George Hutchison, D.D., 
min. of Banchory-Tern an); Thomas Erskine, 
born 23rd Jan. 1826, died 13th May 1846 ; 
Maxwell, min. of Echt, born 29th Nov. 
1827 ; Nancy Adair, born 23rd May 1831 ; 
Charles, farmer, U.S.A., born 20th Aug. 
1832 ; Frederick, surgeon, Crail, born 13th 



Aug. 1833, died 1882; Elizabeth (marr. 
21st Dec. 1853, Thomas Duncan of Kinkell, 
farmer, Boghall). Publication — Memoir 
of the Rev. Andrew Ramsay (Ramsay's 
Sermons, Edinburgh, 1821) ; Account of the 
Parish {New Stat. Ace, ix.). 

ALEXANDER TODD, born Denbrae, 
1869 Cupar-Fife, 9th June 1842, son of 
George T. and Jane Ballingall ; edu- 
cated at Madras College, St Andrews, and 
Univs. of St Andrews, M.A. (1861), and 
Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 
19th July 1866 ; assistant at Kingsbarns 
and at Collessie ; pres. by George, Earl of 
Glasgow; ord. 27th Oct. 1869; D.D. (St 
Andrews 1910). Marr. 16th July 1873, Isa- 
bella Silexa (died 3rd March 1914), daugh. 
of Captain Alexander Corstorphine of Pit- 
towie, Fife, H.E.I. OS.), and has issue — 
George James, D.S.O., captain the Royal 
Navy, born 14th May 1874; Katharine 
Corstorphine, R.R.C., born 28th Dec. 1875 ; 
Isabella, born 31st Jan. 1877 ; Alexander 
Edward, C.A., Chartered Bank, Seremban, 
Malay States, born 28th June 1880, died 
5th May 1918. 

LARGO. 

[The church of Largo belonged to the 
Benedictine Nunnery of North Berwick. 
A fair of St Leonard was held at Largo. 
The church was restored by Sir John 
Gilmour, Bart., in 1894.] 

THOMAS JAMIESON, min. of New- 
1566 Durn m l 5 ^ 4 J trans, and adm. in 
1566; died before 2nd Feb. 1578-9. 
He marr. before 13th Dec. 1564, Janet 
Clepen.— [Zurich Letters, ii. ; Fife Hom- 
ings, 21st May 1580.] 

GEORGE LUNDIE, .called min. in 1570. 
1570 ^ ee Newburn). — [Acts and Dec, xlv., 
270.] 

JOHN AUCHENLECK, born 1565; 
M.A. (St Andrews 1582) ; elected to 
Second Charge, St Andrews, 15th 

Dec. 1589 ; trans, and adm. in 1592 ; pres. 

by Andrew Wood of Largo in April, and 

called 7th Sept. 1598 ; died 15th May 1619. 

He marr. Barbara, daugh. of Alexander 



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[PKESB. OF 



1644 



Gourlay of Kincraig, and had issue — 
Andrew, his successor in the parish ; David, 
apprenticed to John Somervell, skinner, 
Edinburgh, 22nd May 1616 j James, 
apprenticed to James Stewart, tailor, Edin- 
burgh, 16th June 1619.— [Tombst. ; Inq. 
Ret. Fife, 403 ; Edin. Apprentice Reg.] 

ANDREW AUCHENLECK, M.A., son 
of preceding ; adm. in 1620 ; trans, 
to First Charge, Dundee in 1642. 

[JAMES FAIELIE, M.A., formerly 
Bishop of Argyll ; pres. by Sir Alexander 
Gibson, younger, of Durie, Lord Clerk 
Register in 1642, but not received.] 

JAMES MAKGILL of Rumgay, son of 
John M., min. of Flisk ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1635) ; 
was a preacher in Presb. of Kirkcaldy 
17th March 1641 ; pres. by Sir Alexander 
Gibson, younger, of Durie, Lord Clerk 
Register in 1643 ; adm. 2Sth March 1644 ; 
had his horse stolen from him in 1654 by 
the forces under William, Earl of Glen- 
cairn ; purchased estate of Rumgay in 1658 ; 
was confined to the parish on Episcopacy 
being established in 1662; suspended 5th 
April 1664 ; deprived 6th April 1665, for 
refusing submission to the Church govern- 
ment ; was one of the tutors to the children 
of James, Viscount Oxfuird, and was freed 
from restraint in 1663 that he might go to 
Edinburgh on their business. He returned 
to the parish in 1689 ; was restored by Act 
of Parliament 25th April 1690; app. one 
of the visitors of the Univs. 4th July, and 
died in 1690, aged about 75.— [Lamont's 
Diary ; Acts of Pari., ix., 164 ; P. C. Reg., 
3rd ser., i., 364.] 

JOHN AUCHENLECK, M.A., son of 
Andrew A., min. of Dundee ; adm. 
to Inchture before 10th July 1653; 
trans, to Newburn 30th Sept. 1663; pres. 
and coll. by James, Archbishop of St 
Andrews, jure devoluto 16th Oct., and 
adm. 1st Nov. 1665; outed by the rabble 
between 29th May and 2nd June 1689; 
being obstructed in his duty by a great 
mob, armed with staves and bludgeons, he 
retired from the charge and was deprived 
by the Privy Council 29th Aug. that year, 



1665 



for not reading the Proclamation of the 
Estates, etc. ; died 15th July 1702, aged 74. 
He marr. Grizel Davidson, who survived 
him. — [Brechin Tests.; Lamont's Diary, 
168 ; Blair's Autob. ; G. R. Homings, Feb. 
1671, 6th March 1705. ] 

JAMES MAKGILL, M.A., above 
1689 mentioned. 

WILLIAM MONCRIEFF, youngest son 
of Alexander M., min. of Scoonie ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (28th July 1677) ; became a preacher 
and went to Holland ; returned in 1687 ; 
adm. in 1691 ; died 14th Sept. 1723, aged 
about 66. Ralph Erskine thus describes 
him : — 

". . . . lie was an Isralite, indeed , 
Who, without guilt, the flock of Christ did feed ; 
Tender of weaklings , faithful unto all, 
He spared the faults of neither great nor small, 
Of sin and vice he was a bold reprover. 
Of Zion's welfare still a zealous lover; 
Her peace was matter of his fervent prayer, 
His public labour, and his private care, 
This preacher showed himself what few can do 
A Barnabas and Boanerges too ; 
A son of thunder, with alarming noise ; 
A son of comfort, with a charming voice." 

He marr. 20th Dec. 1708, Ann Lindsay, 
sister to the laird of Edzell, who died 
in the Canongate, Edinburgh, Nov. 
1769, and had issue — Annie; James; 
Margaret ; Alexander ; Barbara (marr. 
James Macpherson of Killiehuntly). — 
[St Andreivs Tests. ; Fraser's Life of Eben. 
Erskine ; Services of Heirs ; Seton's House 
of Moncrieff, 93 ; Gen. Min.-Booh Court 
of Session, 13th June 1734 ; Reg. of Deeds, 
Dal., cxlii., 4th Nov. 1737 ; Wodrow's Hist., 
i., 200; The Christian Mag., viii., 89-96, 
133-40.] 

JOHN FERRD2R, born about 1700, 
son of Alexander F., one of the 
magistrates of St Andrews ; licen. 
by Presb. there 9th Oct. 1723 ; called 21st 
May, and ord. 16th Sept. 1724 ; died 28th 
Dec. 1766. He marr. 28th Nov. 1720, 
Elizabeth Johnston, who died at Dundee 
1st Aug. 1783, and had issue — Samuel ; 
Alexander, min. of Second Charge, Dundee, 
born 19th Nov. 1728 ; John, died young ; 
Gilbert ; James, born 25th Jan. 1738 ; 



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219 



John ; James ; Samuel ; Kobert, his suc- 
cessor in the parish ; Isabell. 

ROBERT FEREIEE, born 11th July 
1764 1>741 ' son °^ preceding; licen. by 
Presb. of St Andrews 30th Nov. 1763 ; 
called 26th April, and ord. (assistant and 
successor) 23rd Aug. 1764. Adopting the 
principles of Independent Church Govern- 
ment, he dem. his charge 23rd Nov. 1768, 
and formed a new sect in conjunction 
with James Smith, min. of Newburn, at 
Balchrystie, but subsequently left them 
and became a Glassite, and finally pastor 
of a Congregational church at Glasgow ; 
died in Edinburgh 5th Feb. 1795. He 
marr. (1) 29th April 1765, Hannah (died at 
Dundee 28th Oct. 1784), eldest daugh. of 
Anthony Keiling, Staffordshire, and had 
issue — Mary, born 11th Sept. 1767, died 
14th May 1771 ; John, born 9th Feb. 1769 ; 
Hannah, born 2nd April 1771 ; Elizabeth, 
born 17th Dec. 1772 ; Janet, born 28th 
July 1774 : (2) 2nd Oct. 1786, Catherine 
(died 18th Jan. 1831), daugh. of George 
Sandeman, wright in Perth, and widow 
of William Waterston, wax chandler, Edin- 
burgh, and had issue — Jane ; Catherine ; 
James, born 14th June 1791 ; Margaret, 
born 5th Sept. 1792, died 10th Nov. 1793 ; 
Robert, born 4th Aug. 1794. Publications 
— The Case of James Smith, late min. at 
Newburn, and of Robert F., late min. at 
Largo, truly represented and defended 
(Edinburgh, 1768) ; Preface to a new 
edition of The Testimony of the King of 
Martyrs (Edinburgh, 1777). — {Sandeman 
Genealogy ; Scots Mag., xxx. ; A Hist, of 
Congregational Independency in Scot- 
land, 33-40.] 

DAVID BURN, born 1727, son of David 
117e9 B., min. of Fetteresso; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; licen. by Presb. 
of Fordoun 21st Aug. 1749 ; ord. to Moonzie 
24th July 1755 ; pres. by James Durham 
of Largo in May, and adm. 12th Oct. 1769 ; 
died 30th July 1776. He marr. 19th Jan. 
1761, Mary (died 1st April 1794), eldest 
daugh. of James Duddingston of St Fort, 
and had issue • — David, born 17th Oct. 
1761, died a student at St Andrews in 
1775; Margaret, born 8th Feb. 1763 (marr. 



James Carstairs) ; Anne, born 9th July 
1764 (marr. James Trail, min. of St Cyrus) ; 
James, born 21st Nov. 1766; John, born 
2nd Aug. 1769; Durham, born 9th May 
1772 (marr. 3rd Sept. 1812, David Dow, 
British Linen Bank, Edinburgh) ; William, 
born 20th June 1774. — [Douglas's Baronage, 
478 ; Wood's Hast Neuk, 177.] 

SPENCE OLIPHANT, born 30th Dec. 
1777 1753, son of Michael O., Bogward ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 11th Dec. 
1776 ; pres. by James Durham of Largo 
16th Jan., and ord. 6th Aug. 1777 ; died 8th 
March 1822. He marr. 14th Sept. 1778, 
Fotheringham (died 21st May 1822), daugh. 
of James Duddingston of St Fort, and 
had issue — Margaret, born 7th Aug. 1779 ; 
James, lieut. 11th Native Infantry, India, 
born 29th July 1780, died 16th Sept. 1804; 
John, lieut. R.N., born 7th Aug. 1782, died 
2nd June 1810 ; Jean, born 16th Nov. 1783 
(marr. 5th Aug. 1806, John Armit, min. of 
Westray) ; William Durham, born 29th 
March 1786; Elizabeth, born 15th Oct. 
1788 (marr. 10th Sept. 1817, Robert Pringle, 
collector of Customs, Orkney) ; Anne, born 
21st Dec. 1790; Christian, born 8th Feb. 
1796; Christian, born 17th Jan. 1797; 
Stephen, born 13th, and died 27th June 
1800. Publication — Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, iv.). — [Tombst. ; Wood's 
East Neuk, 177.] 

" ROBERT LUNDIN BROWN, born 

1821 25t k ^ ay 1792 ' SOn °^ J ames B., 

min. of Newbattle ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of 
Haddington 26th March 1816; pres. by 
Lieut.-Gen. James Durham of Largo ; ord. 
(assistant and successor) 28th June 1821. 
Joined the Free Church ; min. of Largo 
Free Church, 1843-77; assumed name of 
Lundin in 1855 ; died 9th April 1877. He 
marr. (1) 15th June 1827, Elizabeth (died 
12th Feb. 1868), daugh. of Christopher 
Lundin of Auchtermairnie and Rachel, 
youngest daugh. of Andrew Johnston of 
Rennyhill, and had issue — James, M.D., 
Malvern, born 4th April 1828, died 2nd 
May 1872 ; Richard of Auchtermairnie, 
born 7th Nov. 1829; Helen, born 9th 



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[PRESB. OF 



May 1832 (marr. 28th Feb. 1860, Thomas 
Stothart, min. of Free Church, Lum- 
phanan), died at Pau 24th Dec. 1880 ; 
Eobert Christopher, vicar of Lineal-cum- 
Colmere, Salop, and Khodes, Lancashire, 
born 17th Nov. 1834, died 16th April 
1876; Emma Elizabeth, born 23rd Aug. 
1836, died in London, 10th April 1878; 
William Oliphant, C.E., born 19th Aug. 
1838; Arthur Wellesley, H.E.I.C.S., born 
31st May 1840, died 1868: (2) 28th Sept. 
1870, Marie Wilhelmina Henriette Pauline, 
elder daugh. and co-heir of Colonel Louis 
von Corven Wiersbitzkij, Prussian Eoyal 
Artillery ; she survived him, and marr. (2) 
1st June 1882, David Fergusson, min. of 
Dunnichen. Publications — A Word in the 
East Neuk (1843) ; A Letter to the Moderate 
Brethren (Edinburgh) ; Account of the 
Parish {New Stat. Ace, is.). — [Wood's 
East Neuk of Fife, 57.] 



1843 



JOSEPH TAYLOE GOODSIE, bom 
Lower Largo, 16th Sept. 1815, son 
of John G., surgeon, and Elizabeth 
Dunbar Taylor, and younger brother of 
John G., Professor of Anatomy, Edin- 
burgh ; educated at St Andrews Univ. ; 
ord. 17th Aug. 1843 ; res. 27th Nov. 1850, 
on the ground that " the standards of the 
Church were not consistent with the 
teaching of Scripture." On 15th ' Dec. 
1850 he lodged a petition against the above 
wording; died unmarr. 27th April 1893. 

WILLIAM DAVIDSON, born Dyke, 
1811, son of James D., farmer; edu- 
cated at King's College, Aberdeen ; 
M.A. (1833) ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
to Cockpen 12th Jan. 1844;' trans, and 
adm. 11th April 1851; D.D. (Aberdeen, 
9th March 1872); died 10th April 1894. 
He marr. (1) 15th July 1845, Jane Bobert- 
son Scott, who died 25th Aug. 1853, and 
had issue— James, bom 25th Dec. 1847 : 
(2) 28th Sept. 1858, Mary Catherine (died 
10th June 1881), daugh. of Thomas Jones, 
Leith, and had issue— Mary, born 18th 
March 1860 (marr. 18th June 1884, James 
Grant Fergusson, younger, of Baledmund) ; 
Jane, born 31st Oct. 1862 (marr. (1) 19th 
Sept. 1883, James W. Eussell, Bank of 



Bengal, Delhi : (2) 2nd Aug. 1902, Admiral 
Sir John Hext, K.C.I.E.), died 1913; 
Thomas, factor at Bonskeid, born 5th Dec. 
1865. 



1890 



v JAMES EOBEET BUET, ord. (assist- 
ant and successor) 19th May 1890 ; 
trans, to North Berwick 26th Jan. 

1904 (cf. Vol. I., p. 383). Marr. 8th Oct. 

1919, Anne Calder, daugh. of Thomas Eobert 

Marshall, jeweller, Edinburgh. 



1904 



DUNCAN MACMICHAEL,bornCraig- 
nish, 7th July 1863, son of Neil M., 
min. at Craignish ; educated at 
Eoyal High School and Univ. of Edin- 
burgh; M.A. (1886), B.D. (1888); licen. 
by Presb. of Inveraray 13th May 1888; 
assistant at Kilbride, Kilfinnan ; ord. to 
Duncansburgh 12th July 1889; dem. that 
charge on appointment as missionary to 
the Dooars, India, 24th Jan. 1899; adm. 
here 28th April 1904. Marr. 22nd Sept. 
1905, Mary Elizabeth (bora 19th Nov. 
1873), daugh. of David Fraser Wishart, 
Edinburgh, and has issue — Neil, born 16th 
June 1908. 



LARGOWARD (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Largoward was disjoined 
from Kilconquhar on 18th Jan. I860.] 

JOHN MILLAE, born Dean, Water of 
Leith, 27th June 1814, son of John 
M. and Jean Wright ; educated at 
High School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Edinburgh 24th June 
1840 ; assistant at Teviothead, Oxnam, and 
at Largoward from 1847 ; ord. 18th June 
1856 ; clerk of Presb. 24th Nov. 1858 to 6th 
May 1891 ; adm. first min. of the parish 1st 
Feb. 1860 ; died unmarr. 8th March 1898. 
While staying with his uncle, Thomas 
Wright, min. of Borthwick, he showed Sir 
Walter Scott over Borthwick Castle. He 
was largely instrumental in getting a 
school erected at Largoward, the church 
having been used as the school, and it was 
mainly through his efforts and liberality 
that a manse was provided free of debt. 



1856 



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221 



JOHN SIMPSON WILSON, born 
1898 N e t ner Mills of Drum, Banchory- 
Ternan, 8th Jan. 1871, son of 
Andrew W. and Jane Simpson; edu- 
cated at Torphins Public School, Eobert 
Gordon's College, and Univ. of Aberdeen ; 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen 4th May 
1897; missionary at Beauly ; ord. 17th 
Aug. 1898 ; died unmarr. 15th April 1902. 



ROBEKT BBOWN WISEMAN, MA. ; 
ord. 22nd Aug. 1902 ; trans, to St 
John's Chapel, Kirkcaldy, 6th Jan. 



1902 

1909. 



1916 



ALEXANDER WILLIAMSON, M.A.; 
1909 ord. 28th April 1909 ; trans, to West 
Maybole 11th March 1916. 

GEORGE WHITE born Applegarth, 
Dumfriesshire, 10th Dec. 1870, son 
of George W. and Jane Frood ; edu- 
cated at Royal High School and Univ. of 
Edinburgh; M.A. (1894); licen. by Presb. 
of Edinburgh April 1896; assistant at 
Coltness ; ord. 30th June 1916. 



LEUCHARS. 

[Leuchars Church was given to the 
Priory of St Andrews by Nes, Earl of 
Mar, and was dedicated to St Athernash 
by Bishop de Bernham in 1244. All that 
remains of the ancient church is the 
chancel and apse, which are of great rich- 
ness and beauty — one of the finest examples 
of Norman architecture in Scotland. This 
interesting old building was restored for 
public worship in July 1914. In the parish 
were a chapel of St Benet and a Well of 
Our Lady. A fair of St Benet was held 
at Leuchars.] 



Miscell., iii. ; Southesk Papers, i. ; Zurich 
Letters, ii.] 



1563 



JOHN URE, a conventual brother of 
the Augustinian Priory at St An- 
drews, and a member of the Chapter 
previous to the Reformation ; was min. 
here in 1563 ; trans, to Menteith 27th June 
1564, but returned before 5th Jan. 1565 ; 
had Forgan also in his charge in 1567 ; 
still min. in 1596 ; probably died before 
2nd Aug. 1602, when his pension was given 
to another. — [Wodrow's Biog., i. ; Maitland 



1591 



[PATRICK WEMYSS, M.A. ; adm. 
after 12th July 1591, but settle- 
ment reduced in Oct. following by 
a committee consisting of three mins. of 
Lothian, as was also the appointment of a 
competitor, Robert Wallace, afterwards 
min. of St Andrews.] 

JOHN KINNEAR, M.A. (St Andrews, 
26th Nov. 1586) ; nominated by the 
General Assembly 27th April, and 

adm. (assistant) 17th June 1593 ; pres. 

by James VI. 10th Feb. 1609; died 2nd 

Dec. 1613, aged about 47. — [Melvill's 

Biog.] 

ALEXANDER HENDERSON, M.A. ; 

adm. probably in Jan. 1612 ; trans. 

to St Giles, Edinburgh, 10th Jan. 
1639. — [See Alexander Henderson : Church- 
man and Statesman (portraits) by Sheriff 
Orr, K.C. (London, 1919).] 

u ELEAZER BORTHWICK of Chesters 
and Brunton, son of Alexander B. 
of Nether Leny ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh; M.A. (25th July 1607); ord. 
by John, Bishop of Caithness (on warrant 
from James, Archbishop of Glasgow), as 
min. of a congregation at Orholme in 
Sweden 2nd Sept. 1629 ; returned to 
London and was actively employed for 
some years among the nonconformists 
there ; was recommended by the General 
Assembly, 16th Dec. 1638, as worthy of an 
early vacant charge ; adm. to this parish 
by the Presb., and pres. by Charles I. 
11th Oct. 1641 ; was selected in Dec. that 
year as min. to the Commissioners of the 
Scottish Parliament in attendance on that 
of England, where he remained till his 
death between 5th Nov. 1642 and 18th 
Aug. 1643, aged about 56. He marr. Eliza- 
beth Hamilton, probably of the Kinkell 
family, and had issue — Major William 
of Chesters ; James, charged with being 
art and part in the slaughter of Alexander 
Stuart, student at St Andrews, 1643.— \G. 
R. Inhib., 2nd series, viii., 290 ; Reg. Sec. 
Sig. ; Guthrie's Mem. ; Inq. Ret. Fife, 673 ; 



222 



LEUCHARS 



[PRESB. OF 



1645 



Baillie's Letters; P. G. Reg., 2nd series, 
vii., 439 ; Wood's East Neuk, 273, 337.] 

PATRICK SCOUGAL, trans, from 
Dairsie ; pres. by Charles I. 1st 
Dec. 1644 ; adm. March 1645 ; trans. 
to Saltoun 29th Jan. 1659. 

JOHN MIDDLETON, M.A., D.D. ; 
pres. by Charles II. 13th July, and 
1661 adm. 4th Dec. 1661 ; trans, to Mark- 
inch after 24th March 1684. 

ROBERT LUNDIE, third son of James 
L. of Strathairly ; educated at Univ. 
1684 of St Andrews; M.A. (19th July 
1664); ord. to Second Charge, Dysart, 
Sept. 1669 ; trans, and adm. (privately) 
Sept. 1684 ; deprived in 1689 ; died March 
1692, aged about 48. He marr. Aug. 
1672, Mary, daugh. of George Symson, 
bailie of Dysart, and granddaugh. of 
Archbishop Spottiswood, and had issue — 
David ; Robert ; Rachel ; Charles. — [St 
Andrews Tests. ; Treasury Reg., v., 223.] 

ROBERT ANDERSON, M.A. ; ord. 
after 3rd Sept. 1690, trans, to Perth 



1690 



4th June 1691. 



1695 



1706 



GEORGE GORDON, ord. by the Scots 
Presb. in London in 1695 ; called in 
Feb., and adm. 3rd July that year ; 
deserted his charge, accepted a congrega- 
tion in London, and the parish was 
declared vacant 2nd Jan. 1706. He marr. 
Jean Wastecoat, and had issue — Ann ; 
Emelia. 

JAMES ROBERTSON, M.A. (St An- 
drews, 14th April 1704) ; called 20th 
April, and ord. 11th Sept. 1706; 
died 24th March 1732, aged about 48. He 
marr. Janet Clephane, who died 18th Jan. 
1726, and had issue — Mary; Jean; Mar- 
garet. Publication — Kaiva. Kal Ilc^aia, — 
Things Neio and Old : or, an Exposition 
of the Book of Revelation (Edinburgh, 
1730). — [Tombst. ; Services of Heirs ; 
Anstruther E. Sess. Ree.] 

JAMES "WALKER, second son of 

1733 Alexander W. of St Fort and Jean 

Fleming ; licen. by Presb. 28th Oct. 

1731 ; pres. by George II. 15th Aug. 1732 ; 



ord. 9th Jan. 1733; died 27th Dec. 1773. 
He marr. 11th Feb. 1740, Katherine (died 
7th Dec. 1780), sister of Robert Mont- 
gomery, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Com- 
missioner of Customs.— [Douglas's Baron- 
age, 4S0.] 

THOMAS KETTLE, born 1741; edu- 
„„. cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; pres. 
by George III. 14th Jan., and ord. 
22nd Sept. 1774; died 14th Nov. 1808. He 
marr. 13th Oct. 1775, Sarah (died at Edin- 
burgh 24th Jan. 1811), daugh. of Alexander 
Young, writer, Edinburgh, and had issue 
— Thomas Young of Savannah, America, 
born 27th Nov. 1778 ; Alexander Young, 
W.S., born 4th Feb. 1782, died 30th Aug. 
1841. Publication — Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xviii.). 



1809 



DAVID WATSON, born 1777, son of 
James W., Rector of the Grammar 
School of Haddington ; educated at 
the High School and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
licen. by Presb. of Selkirk 5th Sept. 1798 ; 
became tutor in the family of Lindsay of 
Balcarres ; pres. to Cavers 15th July 1808, 
but res. on being pres. by George III. to 
this parish 29th Nov. 1808 ; ord. 24th Aug. 
1809 ; died 15th Jan. 1866. He marr. 21st 
Aug. 1809, Susan (died 2nd Dec. 1849), 
daugh. of Captain Ranken, 46th Foot, and 
had issue— James, born 15th Sept. 1811 ; 
William Ranken, min. of Logie, Fife, born 
21st Oct. 1814 ; Isabella, born 27th June 
1818, died 7th June 1819, Marianne 
Douglas, born 26th Aug. 1822; Susanna 
Christina, born 23rd Dec. 1826. Publica- 
tions — Spiritual Culture (Edinburgh, 
1849); Account of the Parish {New Stat. 
Ace, ix.). 

ROBERT JOHNSTONE, born Caer- 
laverock 17th March 1832, son of 
John J. and Helen Affleck; edu- 
cated at Hutton Hall Academy and Univs. 
of St Andrews and Edinburgh; licen. by 
Presb. of Langholm 10th June 1858 ; assist- 
ant at Tweedsmuir and Kirtlebridge ; ord. 
to Carnock, Dunfermline, 11th Dec. 1862 ; 
pres. by Queen Victoria 16th Feb., trans, 
and adm. 19th July 1866 ; died 13th Aug. 
1906. He marr. (1) 25th Aug. 1863 Isa- 



1866 



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223 



bella (died 22nd Dec. 1877), daugh. of 
William Thorbum, and had issue — John, 
min. of St James's, Kirkcaldy ; Fanny 
Thorbum, born 27th May 1866; Helen, 
born 28th March, died 26th Aug. 1868; 
William Thorburn, born 6th July 1869; 
Eobert, min. of Aberdour, born 26th 
April 1872 ; Agnes Mary Thorburn, born 
28th April 1875: (2) 27th April 1882, 
Catherine (died 15th Feb. 1883), daugh. 
of Alexander Hall, Ehynd, and had issue — 
Alexander Hall, born 4th Feb. 1883 (M.A., 
B.D. St Andrews), died 6th April 1907 : (3) 
23rd April 1884, Helen Murdoch (died s.p. 
30th Jan. 1920), daugh. of James Johnstone, 
town clerk, Irvine. 

WILLIAM LAENACH TENNYSON 
lgo7 LEVACK, born 16th Oct. 1874, son 
of John Grant L., min. of Saddell, 
Kintyre ; educated at Daniel Stewart's 
College and Univs. of Edinburgh and 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Kintyre May 
1900 ; assistant at Barony Parish, Glas- 
gow ; ord. to Inverallan, Grantown-on- 
Spey, 25th Sept. 1902 ; trans, and adm. 1st 
Feb. 1907 ; served as chaplain in the 
hospitals, Malta, for two years during the 
Great War; trans, to Belmont, Glasgow, 9th 
Oct. 1923. Marr. 27th June 1907, Elizabeth 
Williamson, M.A. (born 28th May 1877), 
daugh. of James Henderson, M.A., head- 
master, Whitehill School, Glasgow, and has 
issue — John Grant, born 26th April 1908; 
James Henderson, born 15th Feb. 1910 ; 
William Larnach, born 20th Sept. 1912. 

v WILLIAM BOETHWICK, M.A., B.D. ; 
1924 trans, from Huntly (q.v.) 1924. 

NEWBURN, of old DRUMELDRIE. 

[The church of Drumeldrie, dedicated 
to St Serf, belonged to the Abbey of 
Dunfermline.] 

THOMAS JAMIESON, min. in 1564; 
1564 trans, to Largo in 1566. 

GEOEGE LUNDIE, reader in the 
15 „ Eegent's House Feb. 1568 ; adm. 
before 1570 ; also min. at Largo ; 
trans, to Dalmeny in 1574. 

1580 JOHN BEOG [Sess. Beg.]. 



ANDEEW HUNTEE, educated at Univ. 
1588 of St Andrews ; ord. to Carnbee in 
1582; pronounced sentence of ex- 
communication against Archbishop Adam- 
son 14th April 1586, by the Synod's 
command, and when the General Assembly 
absolved him from that sentence, H. pro- 
tested against the resolution as he had 
shown no sign of repentance ; trans, and 
adm. in 1588 ; pres. by Andrew Wood of 
Largo in 1590; was clerk to the Synod 
10th June 1591 ; coll. 8th Feb. 1592; dep. 
in May 1594 for' deserting his flock, becom- 
ing chaplain to and joining in rebellion with 
Francis, Earl of Bothwell. Being forced to 
leave the country, he became chaplain to a 
Scots regiment in the Low Countries and 
assisted in the ministry at Utrecht 20th May 
1622.— [Beg. Assig. ; Beg. of Deeds, xxxv.; 
Booke of the Kirk ; MelvilPs Autob., 180 ; 
Steven's Scots Church, Botterdam, 338.] 

DAVID MEAENS, M.A. ; adm. 27th 
158 _ Nov. 1589 ; trans, to Carnbee 19th 
Jan. 1589-90. 

JOHN CAEMICHAEL, M.A. ; adm. in 
1595 1595; trans, to Kilconquhar 11th 
Aug. 1603. 

JOHN DYKES, trans, from Kilrenny ; 
1604 a( ^ m - 13m -Dec. !604; re-trans, to 
Kilrenny after 18th April 1610. 

EPHEAIM MELVILL, M.A.; adm. 
16U after 4th Sept. 1611 ; trans, to 
Pittenweem before 7th Oct. 1617. 

JOHN FOEEET, M.A. (St Andrews, 
lel9 28th July 1610); adm. in 1619; 
elected to Campvere by the Conven- 
tion of Eoyal Burghs 4th July and dem. 
before 3rd Oct. 1628 ; died Sept. 1629, aged 
about 40.— \Edin. Counc. Beg.; Steven's 
Scots Church, Botterdam, 294 ; Beg. Sec. 
Sig. ; The Scottish Staple at Veere, 277.] 

GEOEGE HAMILTON, M.A. ; pres. by 
1628 Charles I. 3rd Oct. 1628 ; trans, to 
Pittenweem 25th Feb. 1650. 

[JAMES FLEMING, M.A., min. of St 
Bathans ; adm. during his stay in the 
country in Nov. 1650. He took his fare- 
well 27th July 1651, "entreating and ex- 
horting the Elders to be careful about 



224 



NEWBURN 



[PRESB. OF 



family duties, to live in unitie and to join 
together heartilie about planting the Kirk 
with ane able and faithful minister." — 
Lamont's Diary, 33.] 

KOBEKT HONYMAN, called 9th Jan., 
and adm. 27th April 1653 ; trans, to 
Second Charge, Dysart, 18th March 
1657. 

GEORGE HAMILTON, M.A., called 

165g 3rd Oct. 1658 ; adm. 10th Feb. 1659 ; 

deprived by Act of Parliament 11th 

June and Decreet of Privy Council in 1662 ; 

returned here in 1692. 

JOHN AUCHENLECK, M.A.; trans. 
1663 fr° m Inchture; pres. by Charles, 
Earl of Dunfermline ; adm. 30th 
Sept. 1663 ; trans, to Largo 1st Nov. 1665. 

WILLIAM OGILVIE, M.A. (St 
1666 Andrews, 23rd July 1658); became 
chaplain to the laird of Balfour ; 
recommended for licen. by Presb. of St 
Andrews 17th Aug. 1665, and for ordination 
14th Feb., and adm. 14th March 1666 ; died 
28th March 1679, aged about 41. He marr. 
(cont. 25th May 1666) Barbara, daugh. of 
Alexander Gledstanes, min. of St Andrews, 
and widow of George Martin, min. of 
Dundee ; she survived him. — [Hunter's 
Dioc. of Dunkeld, 251 ; G. R. Sas., xxii., 
431.] 

WILLIAM SYME, M.A. ; trans, from a 
le7g charge in Galloway (unidentified) ; 
pres. by Sir William Bruce of Bal- 
caskie in Aug., and adm. 17th Sept. 1679 ; 
deprived for declining to take the Test 14th 
Dec. 1681. 

ANDREW YOUNGSON, son of William 
1682 ^"' sux S eon ! burgess of Aberdeen ; 
educated at Marischal College, Aber- 
deen ; pres. by Sir William Bruce of Bal- 
caskie in May, had testimonial from Presb. 
of St Andrews 26th July for ordination, and 
adm. 16th Aug. 1682 ; died in Edinburgh 
31st Jan. 1685.— [St Andrews Tests. ; Grey- 
friars Burials.] 

JAMES HAY, M.A. (Edinburgh 1679) ; 

1685 P r °b arj ly son of George H. of 

Naughton and brother of George 

H., min. of Coupar- Angus ; became chap- 



lain to Colin, Earl of Balcarres ; adm. 16th 
Sept. 1685 ; dep. by Act of Parliament 25th 
April 1690 restoring Presbyterian mins. 
He marr. Isabel, daugh. of John Liddell, 
min. of Scone, and had issue — Anna; 
Clara, born 1689. — [Eilconquhar and 
Anstruther Wester Sess. Regs.~[ 

GEORGE HAMILTON, M.A. (above 
. mentioned) ; returned 10th July 

1692 ; trans, to St Leonard's. St 
Andrews, 26th Feb. 1696. 

GEORGE CLELAND, MA. ; called 6th 

1696 ^ a y an( * or ^ - 22nc ' ^y 1( ^ ' trans - 

to Kilrenny 10th April 1700. 

ARTHUR FAIRFOUL, M.A. (St 
1702 Andrews, 23rd July 1697) ; licen. by 
Presb. of St Andrews 27th Nov. 
1700; called 8th Oct. 1701; ord. 4th Feb. 
1702 ; died Dec. 1704, aged about 28.— {Fife 
Sheriff-Court Deeds, 4th June 1705.] 

DAVID MYLES, born 1682; M.A. 
17o5 (St Andrews, 12th July 1698) ; licen. 
by Presb. of St Andrews 31st May 
1704; called 31st Jan., and ord. 10th May 
1705 ; died 27th June 1734. He marr. (1) 
27th June 1705, Anna, daugh. of Alexander 
Gillespie of Newton Rires and Christian 
Small, and had issue — Helen (marr. 4th 
May 1735, John Ramsay, wright, Edin- 
burgh : (2) Eupham (died 30th April 1775), 
daugh. of Walter Wilson, min. of Eil- 
conquhar, and had issue — Walter. 

JAMES SMITH, born 1708; educated 
173 _ at Univ. of Aberdeen ; called 19th, 
and pres. by Sir John Anstruther of 
that ilk Dec. 1734 ; ord. 23rd April 1735 ; 
was on a leet of three for the Scots Church, 
Rotterdam, in 1736 and 1737. Having 
adopted views of Independent Church 
government he dem. 17th Aug. 1768, and 
with Robert Ferrier, min. at Largo, opened 
a meeting-house at Balchrystie ; died 9th 
Sept. 1775. He is described as a " well- 
favoured person, of good manners and of 
unquestionable piety, of a tender, holy 
walk, zealous and prudent, and a good 
stock of learning." He marr. 9th Feb. 
1747, Elizabeth (died 28th Nov. 1750), 
daugh. of John Cunningham of Pittarthie, 
and had issue— Thomas, born 7th March 



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1748 ; James. Publications — A Com- 
pendious Account, taken from the Holy 
Scripture only, of the Form and Order of 
the Church of God, in the several great 
Periods thereof; also of the Nature, Design, 
and Right Manner of Observing or Eating 
the Lord's Supper (Edinburgh, 1765); A 
Reply to Flooher's Defence of National 
Covenanting (1767); The Case of James 
Smith, late Minister at Newhurn and of 
Robert Ferrier, late Minister at Largo, 
truly represented and defended (Edinburgh, 
1768).— [Steven's Rotterdam, 170.] 

JOHN RICHARDSON, M.A. (St 
176g Andrews, 1755) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Kirkcaldy 30th Sept. 1761 ; pres. 
by Mrs Anne Craigie of Dunbarney, with 
consent of Charles Halkett Craigie her 
husband, in Feb., and ord. 3rd Aug. 1769 ; 
died 5th March 1778, aged about 43. He 
marr. 10th June 1765, Jean Inglis, who 
died 5th May 1799, and had issue— Bethia, 
born 24th July 1768 (marr. 29th Sept. 1785, 
William Hunter, surgeon, Leslie). 

, ARCHIBALD BONAR, pres. by Mrs 
Anne Craigie of Dunbarney, with 
consent of her trustees, Sept. 1778 ; 
ord. 31st March 1779 ; trans, to Glasgow, 
North- West (St David's) 17th July 1783. 

v JAMES BROWN, pres. by Mrs Anne 

17 _. Craigie of Dunbarney, with consent 

of her trustees, Dec. 1783 ; ord. 6th 

May 1784; trans, to Newbattle 4th Oct. 1786. 

JAMES MITCHELL, born Dumfries- 

1787 shire, 1756 ; licen. by Presb. of Loch- 

maben 1st Dec. 1778 ; pres. by Mrs 

Anne Craigie of Dunbarney 8th March, and 

ord. 27th Sept. 1787 ; died 24th Jan. 1793. 

THOMAS LAURIE, born 1760, 
amanuensis to Lord President 
Dundas ; licen. by Presb. of Dal- 
keith 1st Sept. 1789 ; pres. by Mrs Halkett 
Craigie of Dunbarney 10th June, and ord. 
26th Sept. 1793 ; D.D. (St Andrews, 1810) ; 
died 5th March 1843. He marr. 10th Jan. 
1794, Anne (died 23rd May 1805), daugh. of 
Nathaniel Donaldson of Tobago, and had 
issue— Marion, born 21st Nov. 1794 (marr. 
27th Jan. 1812, Capt. John Porteous, R.N.) ; 
Anne, born 14th May 1797; Nathaniel 

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1779 



1793 



Donaldson, born 28th May 1800 ; Margaret, 
born 20th May 1802 ; Thomas James, born 
23rd April 1805. Publications— The Duty 
of Thanksgiving, a sermon (Edinburgh, 
1798); Sermons (Edinburgh, 1811); 
Lectures (Edinburgh, 1837) ; Accounts of 
the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xvi., and 
New Stat. Ace, ix.). 

ALEXANDER URQUHART, born 
.„. about 1797, son of Thomas U., min. 
of Rosskeen ; educated at Inverness 
Academy and Aberdeen Univ. (M.A. 1816) 
and in Germany ; was in America until 
app. here; ord. 31st Aug. 1843; D.D. 
(Aberdeen, 1854); died 17th March 1885. 
He marr. Emilia Hageman, Darmstadt, 
who died 17th May 1875, and had issue — 
Emilia Lucretia, died 2nd Nov. 1880 ; 
Joanna Clunes, born 20th Jan. 1846, died 
28th Feb. 1875. 

GEORGE GEEKIE, born Fountain- 
bleau, Forfarshire, 8th Oct. 1854, 
son of George G. and Elizabeth 
Scott ; educated at Dundee and Univ. of 
St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of St 
Andrews 2nd Aug. 1882 ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) 16th Aug. 1883; died 13th 
Aug. 1913. He marr. (1) 17th Dec. 1884, 
Margaret (died 25th Dec. 1903), daugh. 
of David Mann, Broughty Ferry, and 
had issue — Margaret Mann, born 3rd 
Nov. 1885 ; George Alexander, Black 
Watch, born 12th Sept. 1887; Elizabeth 
Scott, born 1st May 1889 ; Euphemia Scott 
(twin), born 1st, died 3rd May 1889 ; Janet 
Crawford Anderson, born 19th Feb. 1892 
(marr. 7th Feb. 1922, Dr D. H. Russel, 
M.C., Methil) : (2) 14th Feb. 1906, Anna 
M'Ewan or Paterson. 



1914 



WILLIAM NEIL, born Glasgow, 23rd 
Oct. 1867, son of James N. and 
Elizabeth King Gray ; educated at 
Hutcheson's Grammar School and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
6th May 1896 ; assistant at Possilpark, 
Glasgow ; ord. to Whiteness and Weisdale 
9th Nov. 1899 ; trans, to Lybster 17th Feb. 
1909; trans, and adm. 17th June 1914. 
Marr. 23rd Jan. 1897, Margaret (died 28th 
Nov. 1920), daugh. of Peter West. 



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NEWPORT— ST THOMAS (Q.S.). 

[A church was built in 1870, and the 
parish of Newport was erected loth Feb. 
1875.] 

THOMAS FKASER, born Glasgow, 5th 
1871 July 1843, son of Thomas F. and 
Jane Brown ; educated at High 
School and Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by 
Presb. of Glasgow 13th June 1867 ; assist- 
ant at St Matthew's, Glasgow, 1867-9 and 
Sandyford, Glasgow, 1869-71 ; ord. to New- 
port Chapel 23rd March 1871 ; adm. first 
min. of parish 31st March 1875 ; D.D. 
(Glasgow, 1887) ; died unmarr., 20th Jan. 
1913. He left £4000 to the Parish Church, 
Newport. 

HENRY COULTER, B.A., B.D. ; ord. 

1913 30t k J une 1913 ' serve, i as Chaplain 
to the Forces in France during the 
Great War 1916-18 ; trans, to Holburn, 
Aberdeen, 24th Sept. 1919. 

DONALD MACGREGOR GRANT, 
1920 f° rmer ly m i n> °f Walkerburn (q.v.), 
which charge he res. 16th May 1918. 
Joined R.A.M.C. 30th March 1915, and 
served in Egypt ; transferred 14th Aug. 
1916toR.E. (Signal Service), and employed 
as German interpreter at Hill 60 Listening 
Station in the Ypres Salient ; app. Chaplain 
to the Forces 4th Aug. 1917 ; served at 
Winchester, and at Bangour War Hospital ; 
adm. to this charge 13th Feb. 1920 ; trans, 
to Row 1924. Marr. 9th Feb. 1918, Eliza- 
beth Christian, second daugh. of John 
Brown, min. of United Free Church, Aber- 
dour, Fife, and Helen Stiell, and has issue — 
Ian William Ballantyne, born 16th Dec. 
1918; Helen MacGregor, born 19th Oct. 
1920; Donald Robertson, born 20th Sept. 
1922. 

PITTENWEEM. 

[The lands that form this parish were 
disjoined from Anstruther Wester by a 
Royal Charter of King James VI. on Sth 
Nov. 1588. The parish of Pittenweem was 
erected by Act of Parliament on 2Sth June 



1633. In the parish are the ruins of St 
Mary's Augustinian Priory of Pittenweem. 
Near it, on the shore, are St Fillan's Cave, 
occupied of old as a hermitage, and St 
Fillan's Well. Fairs of St Clement and 
St Magdalene were held at Pittenweem. 
The church was restored in 1883 and a 
vestibule added.] 

NICOL DALGLEISH, mentioned as 
1589 min. of St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, 
in 1581 (q.v.) ; adm. after Sept. 
1589; took an active part in the affairs of 
the Church ; favoured the views of his 
co-presbyter, David Black ; declined the 
authority of the Privy Council to judge 
matters spiritual ; was charged to depart 
from the city of Edinburgh and return 
to his flock within twenty-four hours, 
24th Nov. 1596. He was elected Moderator 
of the General Assembly May 1592, April 
1593, June 1595, March 1595-6, and May 
1597; died July 1608. He marr. Agnes 
Philip, who survived him. — [Reg. of Deeds, 
xxxvii. 267 ; cxcv. 37 ; Lochleven and 
Pittenweem Papers ; Melvill's Autob. ; 
Wodrow's Biog.~\ 

ROGER MELVILL, MA. ; trans, from 

1603 Kirkmichael (Ayr); was craved to 
be helper 20th Oct. 1603; accused 

of being drunk in the pulpit 23rd Aug. 

1604 ; returned to Kirkmichael in 1608. 

WILLIAM WEDDERBURN, M.A. ; 
1609 ord. 25th April 1609 ; trans, to 
Dundee in 1611. 

JOHN DURIE, M.A. ; adm. in 1611 ; 
1611 pres- k y James VI. 12th April 1613 ; 
trans, to Logie-Murdoch in 1613. 

EPHRAIM MELVILL, born Newcastle, 
161 _ 15th Jan. 1585, eldest son of James 
M., min. of Kilrenny ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1603); was 
on the Exercise there 26th Sept. 1605 ; 
adm. to Newburn after 4th Sept 1611 ; 
trans, and adm. between 30th April and 
7th Oct. 1617; died before 2nd July 1629. 
He marr. Sarah Smyth, who survived him, 
and had issue — Ephraim, min. of Queens- 
ferry.— {Peg. Sec. Sig. ; Fife Sas., xii., 53 : 



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M'Crie's Melville, ii. ; Pittenweem Papers ; 
Melvill's Autob., 220, 251.] 

JOHN MELVIN, M.A. (St Andrews 
1629 1617 ) > pres - by Charles I. 28th July 
1629 ; died Aug. 1649, aged about 
45. He marr., and had issue — Thomas ; 
Alexander; John; James; Elspeth; Janet; 
Isabel. — [Canongate Sess. Reg. ; Lamont's 
Diary ; Reg. Sec. Sig.~\ 

GEOEGE HAMILTON of Cairnes, born 
1650 1602, son of George H, bailie of 
Anstruther Easter, and Elizabeth 
Moncrieff; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (16th July 1620); pres. 
to Newburn 3rd Oct. 1628; was one of 
those directed in Aug. 1637 to purchase 
and read the Service Book, against which 
he and others petitioned the Privy Council ; 
was one of those who in 1638 tendered 
a complaint to the General Assembly 
against the bishops ; called 28th Sept. 
1649 ; trans, and adm. 27th Feb. 1650. He 
was stopped in his sermon 24th May 1653 
by a party of Fairfax's Eegiment, which 
caused an uproar in the church, and 
with three of his co-presbyters, was carried 
prisoner to Edinburgh by the English 
soldiers 12th Sept. following, for praying 
for Charles II. ; imprisoned for eight days 
and liberated on condition that, he and his 
brethren should do so no more. Forfeited 
his benefice for not submitting to the Act 
of Parliament 11th June, and Decreet of 
Privy Council 1st Oct. 1662, but allowed 
to remain till he died 8th April 1677. He 
marr. Euphemia (died 28th Jan. 1673, aged 
63), only daugh. of John Douglas, burgess 
of Crail, and had issue — George, min. of 
High Kirk, Edinburgh ; John ; William ; 
Alexander ; Eobert ; Elizabeth (marr. 
Patrick Wemyss, min. of Abbotshall) ; 
Sophia (marr. cont. 3rd July 1652, Eobert 
Smyth, clerk of Pittenweem) ; Eupham 
(marr. James Eobertson of Dunorke); 
Christian (marr. cont. 14th Dec. 1666, John 
Brown of Vicarsgrange) ; Isobel, (marr. 
cont. 6th Jan. 1660, Matthew, eldest son of 
Matthew Anderson, burgess of Kirkcaldy) ; 
Anna. — [Fife Sas., xiii. 62, xiv. 13 ; Reg. 
Mag. Sig., ix., 2111 ; Tombst. ; Lamont's 
Diary ; Reg. Sec. Sig.] 



t- ANDEEW BEUCE, M.A., and Eegent 
1677 in St Leonard's College, St Andrews ; 
adm. to Carnbee 20th Sept. 1664 ; 
trans, and adm. 19th July 1677 ; accused 
8th Sept. 1689, of not reading the Proclama- 
tion of the Estates, etc., but was acquitted 
by the Privy Council ; kept up a spirit of 
disaffection in the parish by his preach- 
ing, and was ultimately dep. by the 
United Preb. of St Andrews and Cupar 
for drunkenness. He marr. 2nd Nov. 
1665, Margaret, eldest daugh. of George 
Gibson of Balhouffie, and had issue — 
George; William; John; Mary, and 
Margaret. — [Carnbee Sess. Rec. ; Pit- 
tenweem Council Reg. ; Couper's MS. 
Diary.] 

PATEICK COUPEE [or COWPEE], 
1692 k° rn Scone 1660 ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews; M.A. (22nd July 
1678) ; was much persecuted as a Presby- 
terian. One Sunday evening, when en- 
gaged in family worship, he narrowly 
escaped capture by the magistrates of 
Perth, and was several times compelled to 
flee from that city. In 1679 he was taken 
prisoner there one Saturday on his way to 
a field meeting, though unarmed, called 
before two of the bailies, and imprisoned 
for nonconformity, until after the battle 
of Bothwell Bridge when he was released 
under the royal indemnity. Next year 
he was again detained in prison for three 
months for attending conventicles, but 
was liberated by his parents paying a fine 
of fifty merks, and a fee to the jailer of 
£11. A third time he was seized at Elith- 
head in Strathaven when on duty on horse- 
back as a sentinel at a conventicle. He was 
taken to Perth where he was received with 
derision by the Episcopal congregation, and 
was kept in prison for three months, fined 
£106, and bound over to enter into ward 
again under a severe penalty. Having 
determined to go abroad he sailed for 
Holland, and from thence to Konigsberg. 
He returned to Holland and obtained a 
licence to preach the Gospel at Eotterdam 
in Dec. 1684. He proceeded to Scotland, 
landed at Borrowstounness, and travelled 
to Perth, where he wrote to his wife to 



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[PKESB. OF 



join him, but they were forced to flee to 
Edinburgh, and had to leave that city 
after two months as a search was made for 
him. He returned to Perth, spent the 
winter there, and returned to Holland in 
the spring with his wife, his mother- in-law, 
and his brother Thomas, afterwards Pro- 
fessor of Divinity. In Feb. 1687 he came 
back to Kirkcaldy and found the Toleration 
had been proclaimed. He again went to 
Holland in Aug., and when further re- 
strictions were taken off he came home, 
landing a second time at Borrowstounness, 
was invited to preach at St Ninians ; ord. 
in the meeting-house at Bannockburn 14th 
Aug. 1688 ; called 4th April, trans, and 
adm. 5th May 1692, his admission being 
opposed by certain Jacobite heritors who 
barricaded the church. The magistrates, 
however, broke open the doors and drove 
out the offenders ; died 14th June 1740. 
" He studied to follow a clear and distinct 
method in his sermons, and abhorred 
jingling, bombastic words, that airy self- 
seeking men affect much." In bodily 
appearance he was "small and thin," and 
when young nearly lost the sight of one 
of his eyes through illness, yet at seventy- 
seven he could read the smallest print 
without spectacles even in candle light. 
He was the first who (in 1716) proposed the 
raising of the Ministers' Widows' Fund. 
He marr. June 1682, Janet (died 1702), 
daugh. of George Halyburton, min. of 
Aberdalgie, and had issue — Andrew, a 
licentiate ; Thomas ; Joseph ; Janet (marr. 
Andrew Burn, min. of Anstruther Wester) ; 
Jean ; Margaret ; Isabel ; Sophia ; Jean ; 
Isabel ; Anna (marr. Murdoch Macdonald, 
min. of Durness.) Publications — On Public 
Oaths (Edinburgh, 1704) ; Jacobite Loyalty 
(Edinburgh, 1724) ; Sermon Preached at 
the Admission of Mr Alexander Anderson 
(1725). He left a MS. Diary.— [Wodrow's 
Corresp., ii., 218 ; Wodrow's Hist., iii., 394 ; 
Wood's East Neuk, 315 ; Satan's Invisible 
World Supp., xlviii.-xci.] 

DAVID BEATH, born Inverness ; came 

1741 south under the auspices of Lord 

President Forbes ; educated at Univ. 

of St Andrews; M.A. (4th May 1731); 



licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 7th Dec. 
1738; called 20th Nov. 1740; ord. 7th 
May 1741 ; died 8th April 1775, aged 
about 64. He marr. 5th March 1745, Agnes 
Bonthrone, who died 5th Dec. 1770, and 
had issue — Alexander, born 4th Jan. 1748 ; 
William, born 21st July 1749, died 1st 
Dec. 1765 ; Elizabeth, born 1st June 1753. 
[St Andrews Tests.] 

JAMES NAIENE of Claremont, born 
30th Aug. 1750, son of John N., min. 
of Anstruther Easter; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of 
St Andrews 15th Dec. 1773; pres. by Sir 
John Anstruther, Bart., Sept. 1775; ord. 
20th March 1776; D.D. (1809); died 
Father of the Pkesb., as his father 
and grandfather had done, 15th July 1819. 
He marr. 12th Jan. 1778, Helen (died in 
London 3rd Feb. 1836, aged 81), daugh. of 
Capt. James Kyd of Craigie, and had 
issue — John, captain of The Favourite 
sloop-of-war, born 14th Oct. 1778, died on 
coast of Africa 23rd July 1807; Hannah, 
born 29th May 1780 (marr. 29th May 1805, 
John Forman, W.S.), died 19th Oct. 1849 ; 
James of Claremont, W.S., born 29th Aug. 
1782, died 20th Oct. 1847; Alexander, 
H.E.I.C.S., captain of the General Kyd, 
born 20th Feb. 1785; Elizabeth, born 4th 
Nov. 1787, died 16th July 1788; Ann 
Elmsall, born 11th Jan. 1791 (marr. 5th 
June 1817, William Scott, stockbroker, 
London); Charles, W.S., born 23rd Dec. 
1794, died 20th Jan. 1837. Publication- 
Account of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, 
iv.)— [Wood's Hast Neuk, 201 ; Connolly's 
Pifeshire Biog., 347-9.] 



1820 



CHAELES MOEGAN ADDIE, born 
2nd Oct. 1771, son of James A., 
min. of Kilmaronock ; educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of 
Linlithgow 29th Dec. 1802; became tutor 
in the family of Colonel Dewar of Gilston ; 
pres. by tutors of Sir John Carmichael- 
Anstruther, Bart., Dec. 1819; ord. 11th 
May 1820; died unmarr. 22nd Feb. 1834. 
Publication — Easmin and Ezellina, or 
Diversions at Lundin (Cupar, 1816). 



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JOHN COOPEE, born 1802, son of 
1834 William C, writing-master, Edin- 
burgh ; educated at Univ. of Edin- 
burgh; lieen. by Presb. of Linlithgow 
15th June 1824; assistant at Clack- 
mannan and Arbroath; ord. at Cuiter 
20th March 1833; pres. by Sir Windham 
Carmichael-Anstruther, Bart., in Aug., and 
adm. 18th Sept. 1834; was seized with 
apoplexy while preaching and died within 
four hours, 26th March 1854. He marr. 
14th April 1835, Jane (died in childbed 
19th Jan. 1836), daugh. of James Maxton, 
min. of Alloa, and had issue — Jane Maxton, 
born 17th Jan., died 2nd Feb. 1836. 

PATEICK MACFARLAN, bom 
laS4 Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, 13th 
Feb. 1828, son of Peter M., 
merchant, and Margaret M'Intyre ; edu- 
cated at Alexandria Main School and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Dunbarton 4th Feb. 1851 ; assistant at 
Stirling and Colvend ; ord. 22nd Sept. 
1854 ; died unmarr. 22nd June 1893. 
Publication — Sermon on Crimean War, 
26th April 1854. 

JAMES GRAHAM GOODALL, born 
1893 Tillicoultry, 7th May 1861, son of 
John G. and Ann Graham ; educated 
at Tillicoultry Academy and Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (1889); licen. by Presb. 
of Dunblane 24th April 1891 ; assistant at 
Pittenweem; ord. 19th Oct. 1893. Marr. 
9th July 1903, Margaret Chalmers, youngest 
daugh. of John Bowman, town clerk and 
banker, Pittenweem, and Martha Young. 

ST ANDREWS. 

[The site of St Andrews was an early 
home of the Celtic Church. At Mucross, 
as it was then called, St Kenneth of 
Achabo carried on mission work in the 
sixth century. There either he, or some- 
one before him, founded the Christian 
settlement to which the name of Kilri- 
mont was given. It seems clear too that 
relics of St Andrew were brought to 
Kilrimont from Hexham in Northumber- 
land, at the instance of King Angus 
MacFergus, in or about 736. Not long 



after, there arose the church called Kilrule, 
of which St Rule's Chapel is the standing 
successor. Its lofty square tower, rising 
to 110 feet, and its walls still strong to 
a height of 34 feet, are lasting witnesses 
of the faith of old Celtic times. Of the 
later Celtic Church the chief memorial is 
St Mary's on the Kirk Heugh. Of that 
building little is now left but the founda- 
tions. These show clearly the outlines of 
an edifice with chancel, nave, and transepts, 
over 100 feet in length. It was apparently 
to an earlier monastic building on this 
site that King Constantine III. came as 
a brother of the foundation, when he 
resigned his crown in 942, and here after- 
wards he ruled as abbot. St Mary's was 
endowed as a Chapel Royal (Capella 
Domini Regis) by Alexander II. in 1250, 
and thus its old monastic character came 
to an end. In 1504 it received a collegiate 
endowment. 

At an early time a parish church was 
built in St Andrews. It was dedicated to 
the Holy Trinity. That church belonged 
to the Priory of St Andrews. The rector 
of the parish church of the Holy Trinity 
was Archdeacon of St Andrews ex officio. 
The church had many altars, including 
dedications to the Holy Rood, St Mary, 
St Katherine, St Laurence, St John the 
Baptist, St Bartholomew, St James, All 
Saints, St Fillan, St Duthac, St Magdalene, 
St Michael, St Fergus, St Ninian, St 
Nicholas, St Anne, St Peter, St Botolph, 
St Palladius, St Aubert, St Barbara, St 
Bride, St Columba, St Tridwal, and St 
Damian. A Second Charge was founded 
for the parish of St Andrews in 1589, and 
from 1593 to 1620 a Third Charge was 
maintained. The church itself has often 
been altered and added to. A fine restora- 
tion, with some additions, took place in 
the early years of the twentieth century. 
The church is now one of the most notable 
in the country. A very interesting feature 
of it is the elaborate monument to Arch- 
bishop Sharp erected soon after his murder. 
It is the work of Dutch artists. Eminent 
among the many religious foundations of 
St Andrews is the College of St Salvator 
with its noble church and tower. This 



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splendid addition to the resources of 
the ancient University was erected by- 
Bishop James Kennedy in 1450. It soon 
rose to be a centre of learning, and one of 
its early Principals was the famous scholar 
and historian John Major. Among the 
altars gifted to St Salvator's Collegiate 
Church were dedications to St Katherine, 
St John, and St Olaf. 

During the early years of the Reformed 
Church, the General Assembly held several 
sessions at St Andrews. Of these the 
first was in 1572. At that time John 
Knox, then in poor health, was living in 
the ancient Cathedral city, a fact which 
seems to have had considerable weight in 
fixing the Assembly's place of meeting. 
It was at St Leonard's that the supreme 
Church Court met. The chief meetings 
were held in the old parish church of 
St Leonard, and probably all of them took 
place there, for the accommodation in St 
Leonard's College was then but small. 
The later sessions of the Assembly at St 
Andrews in 1641 and 1642 were held at 
St Salvator's College. The religious 
services were held in the College church 
there, and the other meetings in the hall 
of the College. In 1274 St Mary's Convent 
of the Black Friars was founded at St 
Andrews. The little fragment of its 
church now surviving gives a very 
favourable impression of its architectural 
merit. In 1450 the Grey Friars also 
established a priory in the city. But the 
chief monastic feature of this ecclesiastical 
metropolis was the Augustinian Priory of 
St Andrews, founded in 1114. It was 
endowed with the wide possessions of the 
ancient Celtic Abbey, and soon attained 
to vast wealth. The Cathedral was built 
close beside it in 1162. It is a great 
building, even in its ruin, its interior 
length extending to 358 feet. Among the 
many shrines in it were dedications to 
St Andrew, St Katherine, and St John 
the Evangelist. Besides St Bule's, there 
were in this parish chapels dedicated to 
St Peter, St Bride, St Mirin, St Cormac, 
and St Magdalene. Within the bounds 
were also Wells of St Salvator, St Leonard, 
St Andrew, and St John. There were three 



1559 



great fairs in St Andrews, those of Our 
Lady Day in Lentron, and St Andrew's 
Day, and the Senzie Market, held during 
the summer session of the University.] 

ADAM HERIOT of the family of 
Trabroun, East Lothian, born about 
1514 ; was a conventual brother of 
the Augustinian Order of the Abbey of 
St Andrews who embraced the reformed 
faith ; he was removed to Aberdeen in 1560, 
but retained the vicarage of St Andrews 
till his death 28th Aug. 1574— [M'Crie's 
Knox, ii. ; Spotswood's Hist. ; Maitland 
Miscell., iii.] 



1560 



JOHN KNOX, the Reformer, said to be 
min. here 31st March 1560, in the 
Kirk-Session Record of St Andrews. 

— [Hay Fleming's Kirk-Session Bee, Scot. 

Hist. Socy., i., 27.] 

CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN, born 
Chester, about 1519, son of William 
G., merchant, the representative of 
an old Cheshire family ; educated at 
Brasenose College, Oxford ; B.A. (4th 
Feb. 1541), M.A. (13th June 1544); app. 
senior student of Christ's Church (in 1547) 
and Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity 
in 1548; B.D. (1551). During the reign 
of Queen Mary he went into exile at 
Strasburg, and joined the Reformers at 
Frankfort, but, disputes having arisen 
about Church order, he withdrew to 
Geneva, where he was elected joint pastor 
with John Knox in Sept. 1555, and assisted 
him in the preparation of his Book of 
Common Order and was also employed 
with Coverdale in translating the Geneva 
edition of the Scriptures. At the urgent 
entreaty of Knox he went to Scotland in 
Sept. 1559, when he acted as escort to Knox's 
wife and family. In Nov. he became min. 
of Ayr ; was nominated by the Lords of the 
Congregation min. here 19th July 1560 ; 
was a member of first General Assembly 
19th Dec. that year, and of the Assemblies 
June 1562, June and Dec. 1563, June and 
Dec. 1564, and June 1565 ; returned to 
England in Nov. or Dec. 1565; became 
chaplain to Sir Henry Sidney, Lord- 
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in 1570 to the Archdeaconry of Richmond 
and to the rectory of Alford, of which 
offices he was deprived shortly afterwards 
for nonconformity. He died at Chester 
after 4th June 1603 (on which date he was 
visited by Archbishop Ussher, who in after 
days used to repeat some of the dying man's 
"grave, wise speeches") and was buried 
in St Bride's Church there. Publications 
— How Superior Powers oght to be obeyd of 
their subjects; and likewise they may law- 
fully, by God's Worde, be disobeyed and 
resisted (Geneva, 1558) ; A Commentary 
upon Amos. — [Beg. Assig. ; Zurich Letters, 
ii., 60 ; Diet. Nat. Biog. ; Calderwood's 
Hist., i. 423, ii. 11, 44, 227 2^assim, iii. 114, 
vi. 511 ; M'Crie's Knox, i., 284, 300, 328, 
et seq. ; Maitland's Essays on the Reforma- 
tion, 103, 112, 116, 126, et seq. ; Ormerod's 
Cheshire, ii., 727 ; Troubles at Frankfort 
(Phenix), ii., 44 ; Original Letters (Porter 
Soc.) Ser. ii. " Goodman to Peter Martyr " ; 
State Papers [Scottish Ser., 1509-1603], p. 
161; [Foreign Ser., 1560-1], p. 259 ; [Ireland, 
1556-7], pp. 325 ; Le Neve's Fasti Ecclesice 
Anglicance, iii., 518.] 



1566 



EOBEET HAMILTON, was one of those 
found " maist qualified for ministre- 
ing and teaching" by the General 
Assembly 20th Dec. 1560; adm. before 
4th Sept. 1566 ; was a member of As- 
semblies of June 1567, July 1568, July 
1569, March 1571, March 1572, March 1573, 
April and June 1576, being Moderator 
in that of 6th March 1571. He held in 
conjunction the office of Regent or Master, 
and afterwards of Provost or Principal in 
the New College, St Andrews, till the 
General Assembly of April 1576 decided 
against his holding that office and ordered 
him to remain with his ministry of St 
Andrews. Refusing to comply, he was 
deprived of his Provostry after 7th July 
1579, but was retained in the ministry, 
and died in Edinburgh, 16th April 1581. 
He marr. Elspeth, daugh. of John Traill, 
younger, of Magask, and granddaugh. of 
John Traill of Blebo, and had issue — 
Robert ; James ; Thomas ; Helen, who 
had a daugh. by Robert Hamilton, min. 
of Kennoway. His widow marr. (2) Thomas 



Buchanan, min. of Ceres. — [Edin. Tests. ; 
Reg. of Min. and Assig. ; Booke of 
the Kirk, ii., 620 ; Zurich Letters, ii. ; 
Calderwood's Hist, i. 494, ii. 45, 157 
passim, iii. 208, 372, 431, 445; M'Crie's 
Melville, 77, 86, 454; Melvill's Autob.] 

<- GEORGE BLACK, reader in 1579 
.,.„_ and exhorter in 1580, probably 
a temporary appointment for ad- 
ministering the sacraments and celebrating 
marriages. — [Reg. Assig. ; Melvill's Autob.] 



1581 



ROBERT PONT, trans, from St 
Cuthbert's, Edinburgh ; adm. after 
17th Oct. 1581, but failing to 
obtain any stipend he returned to St 
Cuthbert's April 1583. 



1584 



JOHN RUTHERFURD, son of John 
R., Provost of St Salvator's College ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1569); was third Master of St 
Salvator's College 18th Dec. 1577; had 
a gift from James VI., 14th Oct. 1577, 
of the chaplaincy of said College called 
the chaplaincy of Balconquhar; adm. to 
Dunino in 1578 ; trans, to Kemback, and 
Principal Master of St Salvator's College 
3rd Sept. 1579; trans, and adm. July 
1584. The King had previously asked 
him, "would ye be minister of St An- 
drews?" "Yes, sir," was his reply, "but 
shame fa' me, if I do not my dutie." His 
Majesty replied, "shame fa' thee, and the 
devil receive thee too, if thou do it not. 
Go thy way." He died of the plague 4th 
Oct. 1585. He marr. Janet, daugh. of 
David Inglis of Ardet, who survived him, 
and had issue— David, served heir 22nd 
March 1606; John, min. of Monifieth. — 
[Edin. Tests. ; Calderwood's Hist., iv., 
199, 382; Inq. Ret. Gen., 8268; Scots 
Peerage, vii., 372.] 

ROBERT WILKIE, adm. 29th June 
1586 ; app. Principal of St Leonard's 
College,' 22nd Oct. 1590. 

''DAVID BLACK, elected and adm. 
Nov. 1590; removed to Arbirlot 



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GEOEGE GLEDSTANES,M.A.; trans, 
from Arbirlot, adm. (by Commis- 
sioners of the General Assembly) 
19th July 1597 ; app. Bishop of Caithness 
1st Nov. 1600, and Archbishop of St 
Andrews (q.v.) 12th Oct. 1606, holding 
this benefice in conjunction till he dem. 
in 1612. 

ALEXANDEB GLEDSTANES, son of 
1612 P rece ding; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews; M.A. (22nd July 1608); 
pres. by James VI. 4th April 1612, and 
adm. soon after ; (D.D.) (prior to 15th 
June 1619) ; was a member of Courts of 
High Commission that year and 21st Oct. 
1634 ; dep. on charges of drunkenness, 
Arminianism, etc., 4th Dec. 1638 ; went 
to England, where he lived in great hard- 
ships, having left his wife and family 
behind ; died in 1641, aged about 53. He 
marr. 10th Aug. 1613, Jean Lindsay of 
parish of South Leith, and had issue — 
Bernard ; Nicolas, who had £100 allowed 
her by Parliament, 15th Aug. 1662, in 
consequence of her father's sufferings ; 
Barbara (marr. (1) George Martin, min. 
of South Church, Dundee : (2) William 
Ogilvie, min. of Newburn). — {Reg. Sec. 
Sig.; Reg. of Deeds; Edin. Tests.; S. Leith 
Sess. Reg. ; Baillie's Letters ; Acts of 
Pari., vii., App. 88 ; G. R. Sas., xxii., 431 ; 
Calderwood's Hist., vii., 193, 259, 284 
passim ; Maitland Miscell., ii.] 

- EOBEKT BLAIE, born Irvine, 1593, 
16g9 sixth son of John B. of Windyedge, 
a merchant-adventurer and cadet of 
Blair, and Beatrix Mure of the Eowallan 
family ; educated at Univ. of Glasgow ; 
MA. (1612); app. regent there in 1615; 
licen. in 1616. In consequence of the 
appointment of John Cameron, D.D., to 
the Principalship, who favoured Episco- 
pacy, B. resigned his regency, went to 
Ireland on the invitation of Lord Claneboy, 
and was sometime min. of a Presbyterian 
congregation at Bangor. He was ord. 
thereto by Eobert Echlin, Bishop of Down, 
and some of the neighbouring pastors. B. 
narrates that he was " very careful to inform 
him [Echlin] both of what accusations had 
been laid against me of disaffection to the 



civil powers, and that I could not submit 
to the use of the English liturgy nor 
Episcopal government. But he having 
been informed of my altercations with Dr 
Cameron, said, ' I know all that business,' 
and added that he was confident of pro- 
curing a free entry for me, which he 
quickly effectuated. . . . Having been 
invited to preach by the patron, and by 
Mr Gibson, the sick incumbent, I yielded 
to their invitation and preached there 
three Sabbath days. After that, several 
of the aged and most respectful persons 
in the congregation came to me by order 
of the whole, and informed me that they 
were edified by the doctrine delivered by 
me, and intreated me not to leave them. 
Likewise the dying man did several ways 
encourage me. He professed great sorrow 
for his having been a dean. He con- 
demned Episcopacy more strongly than 
ever I durst do : he charged me in the 
name of Christ, and as I expected his 
blessing on my ministry, not to leave that 
good way wherein I had begun to walk, 
and then drawing my head towards his 
bosom with both his arms, he laid his hands 
on my head, and blessed me. Within a few 
days after he died, and my admission was 
accomplished as quickly as might be, in 
the following way. The Viscount Claneboy 
did, on my request, inform the Bishop how 
opposite I was to Episcopacy and their 
liturgy, and had the influence to procure 
my admission on easy and honourable 
terms. Yet, lest his lordship had not 
been plain enough, I declared my opinion 
fully to the Bishop at our first meeting, 
and found him yielding beyond my expec- 
tation. The Bishop said to me, 'I hear 
good of you, and will impose no conditions 
on you : I am old and can teach you 
ceremonies, and you can teach me sub- 
stance, only I must ordain you, else 
neither I nor you can answer the law 
nor brook the land.' I answered him that 
his sole ordination did utterly contradict 
my principles ; but he replied both wittily 
and submissively, ' Whatever you account 
of Episcopacy, yet I know you account 
a presbytery to have divine warrant ; 
will you not receive ordination from Mr 



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[Robert] Cunningham [min. at Holywood] 
and the adjacent brethren, and let me 
come in among them in no other relation 
than a presbyter 1 ' This I could not refuse, 
and so the matter was performed," 10th 
July 1623. Echlin, however, turned to be 
his bitter enemy, and in Sept. 1631, B. 
was suspended from the exercise of his 
ministerial functions, the ostensible reason 
being that he had taken part (with John 
Livingston) in a celebration of the Lord's 
Supper at the Kirk of Shotts ; and on 4th 
May 1632 he was dep. Through the inter- 
vention of Charles I. sentence was removed 
in May 1634, but he was again dep. by 
Echlin in Nov. that same year. He was 
now bent on emigrating to New England, 
but the ship in which he and other mins. 
sailed was driven back by stress of weather, 
a sign, as B. thought, that his services were 
still required at home. The next months 
were spent partly in Scotland and England, 
and an order for his apprehension being 
issued, he escaped to Scotland, and was 
adm. to the Second Charge of Ayr in July 
1638. He was invited to go to France as 
chaplain to Colonel Hepburn's Regiment, 
but after embarking at Leith was threatened 
by a soldier whom he had reproved for 
swearing, and thereupon went ashore again. 
He petitioned the Privy Council for liberty 
to preach the Gospel ; adm. to this charge 
8th Oct. 1639. In 1640 he accompanied the 
Scottish army to England and assisted at 
the negotiations for the Peace of Ripon ; 
pres. by Charles I. 8th Nov. 1641 ; preached 
in Ulster for three months during 1642, 
the Presbyterians there having petitioned 
the General Assembly for a supply of 
mins. after the Irish Rebellion of 1641 ; 
attended Lord President Spottiswood and 
others to the scaffold in 1645 ; was 
elected Moderator of General Assembly 3rd 
June 1646 ; app. Chaplain-in-Ordinary to 
King Charles I. that year ; app. by Com- 
mission of Assembly in 1648, one of a 
Committee to endeavour to get Cromwell 
to establish "a uniformity of religion 
in England." On the division of the 
Church in 1650, he inclined to the Resolu- 
tioners and endeavoured to effect a union 
between them and the Protesters; was 



summoned to London by the Protector in 
1654, but excused himself on the ground 
of ill-health ; was named by the Council 
of England that year on the Committee for 
authorising admissions to the ministry in 
Perth, Fife, and Angus. On the establish- 
ment of Episcopacy he was removed from 
his charge Sept. 1661, confined to Mussel- 
burgh and subsequently to Kirkcaldy (where 
he was for three years and a half), and 
afterwards at Meikle Couston, parish of 
Aberdour, Fife, where he died 27th Aug. 
1666, and was buried in the churchyard of 
Aberdour. He marr. (1) 16th July 1626, 
Beatrix (died July 1632, aged 27), daugh. 
of Robert Hamilton, merchant, burgess of 
Edinburgh, and had issue — James, min. 
of Dysart ; Robert ; Jean (marr. William 
Row, min. of Ceres) : (2) Katherine, daugh. 
of Hugh Montgomerie of Braidstane, Vis- 
count Airds, and had issue — William ; 
David, min. of Old Kirk Parish, Edinburgh 
[father of Robert B., min. of Athelstane- 
ford, author of The Grave] ; Samuel ; 
John, writer, Edinburgh, born 1640; Archi- 
bald ; Alexander in Edinburgh ; Andrew, 
born 1644; Montgomery, born 1646; Hugh, 
merchant, Edinburgh ; Catherine (marr. 
George Campbell, min. of Old Kirk, Edin- 
burgh, and Professor of Divinity). — 
Publications — Autobiography, 1593 - 1636 
(Edin. Wodrow Soc, 1848); Preface to 
Durham's Treatise on Scandal. He had 
a Commentary on the Book of Proverbs, 
and an Answer to Bishop Hall's Remon- 
strance, ready for the Press, but these 
were never published.— [Edin. Guild. Reg. ; 
Edin. Marr. Reg. ; Reg. Sec. Sig. ; G. R. 
Sas., iii. 164, ix. 106; Lamont's Diary; 
Tombst. ; Baillie's Letters ; Hill's Life of 
Hugh Blair ; Reid's Ireland, i., 101 et seq. ; 
Diet. Nat. Liog.] 

ANDREW HONYMAN, M.A.; trans. 
and adm. from Second Charge 2nd 
Oct. 1662 ; consecrated Bishop of 
Orkney (q.v.) 11th April 1664. 



1662 



ALEXANDER YOUNG; trans, from 
1665 Cramond; pres. by James, Arch- 
bishop of St Andrews ; adm. 28th 
Sept. 1665 ; consecrated Bishop of Edin- 
burgh (q.v.) 14th July 1672. 



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ANDREW BRUCE, Professor of 

1673 Divinity in St Mary's College ; 

pres. by James, Archbishop of St 

Andrews ; adm. 21st Jan. 1673 ; consecrated 

Bishop of Dunkeld (q.v.) 28th Oct. 1679. 

WILLIAM MOORE, MA. ; Regent of 
Humanity in St Leonard's College, 
St Andrews ; recommended by Presb. 
of St Andrews for ordination 21st Oct., 
and adm. to Dunino 11th Nov. 1663 ; pres. by 
Town Council ; elected by the heritors and 
Kirk-Session 9th , and adm. to Second Charge 
15th July 1664 ; D.D. (St Andrews 1672) ; 
trans, and adm. 21st Oct. 1680 ; died 26th 
March 1684, aged about 45. He left £100 
to the poor, and his library, in the event of 
his children's children dying without issue, 
to the library of St Salvator's College, except 
his MSS., which he bequeathed to James 
Gillespie, min. of Tarbolton. He marr. 
25th June 1672, Agnes, second daugh. of 
David Wemyss, younger, of Lambieletham, 
she survived him, and had issue — Agnes, 
born 1674 ; Helen (marr., pro. 20th April 
1702, John Farquharson of Kirktoun of 
Aboyne). — [St Andrews Tests. ; Canongate 
Marr. Reg.1 

RICHARD WADDELL, born 1630; 
1684 MA. (St Andrews 1648) ; adm. to 
Dunbar 8th Sept. 1657; trans, to 
Stenton 6th Oct. 1658 ; trans, to Kelso 
14th May 1660; trans, to St Mungo's, 
Glasgow, 28th March 1682; Rector of 
Univ. of Glasgow, 1682-4 ; pres. by Alex- 
ander, Archbishop of St Andrews, in May, 
and adm. 10th July 1684 ; app. Rector 
of St Andrews Univ. March 1686; D.D. 
(St Andrews) ; deprived by Committee 
of Estates 11th May 1689, for not reading 
and obeying their Proclamation ; banished 
from St Andrews in 1691, but returned 
under protection of the Queen's general 
indemnity. In 1703 letters of horning were 
raised against him by the agent of the 
church, when he was again ordered to 
remove from the town and parish ; died 
11th June 1718. He marr. Agnes Home. — 
[Acts of Pari., ix., App. 18; Edin. Sas., 
xvi., 235.] 



JAMES RYMOUR [or RYMER], son 
of George R., St Andrews, and 
Janet Yooll ; had probably been a 
Regent in the Old College, St Andrews, 
prior to 1676 ; was a min. at the general 
meeting of Presbyterians 6th July 1687 
after the Toleration ; adm. to meeting- 
house at Forgan that year ; trans, and 
adm. in 1689 ; was app. one of the 
visitors of Univs., etc., 4th July 1690 ; 
died before 28th April 1697. He marr. 
Anna Moncreiffe, and had issue — Henry ; 
Jean (marr. Patrick Plenderleith, min. 
of Saline) ; Henrietta, born 1690 (marr. 
Robert Willock, min. of Echt) ; Mary; 
Margaret, buried in Greyfriars 25th May 
1696 ; Helen ; Elizabeth ; Janet. — [Logie 
Sess. ; St Andretvs Tests. ; Acts of Pari., 
ix.; G. R. Homings, 31st Aug. 1699; Reg. 
of Deeds, Dal., 8th June 1699; Services 
of Heirs.'] 

THOMAS FORRESTER, trans, from 
16g2 Killearn, and adm. May 1692; trans, 
to Principalship of New College, St 
Andrews (q.v.), 26th Jan. 1698. 

JOHN ANDERSON, born 1655 ; M.A. 
16g _ (Edinburgh 1672); was a preacher 
at first meeting of mins. in Lothian 
and Tweeddale 6th July 1687 after the 
Toleration; ord. to Earlston 4th Oct. 1687; 
trans, to Second Charge, St Cuthbert's, 
Edinburgh, 1691 ; called 22nd June 1698 ; 
adm. 16th May 1699; died Feb. 1712. 
He marr. Elizabeth Balfour, who survived 
him. — [St Andretvs Tests. ; Portland MSS., 
iv., 432 (Hist. MS. Com.).] 

WILLIAM HARDIE, M.A. (St Andrews, 
1712 4th Aug. 1682); ord. to Crail 23rd 
Sept. 1690; trans, to Second Charge, 
St Andrews, 1st May 1701 ; called 8th 
April, and adm. 6th Aug. 1712 ; died 27th 
Oct. 1723, aged about 61. He marr. (1) 
14th Sept. 1691, Katherine, fourth daugh. 
of Patrick Lindsay of Wormiston, and 
had issue — Patrick ; Robert ; John ; 
William, merchant, Edinburgh ; George ; 
Catherine, recommended by the Presb. 
20th March 1745 to the Synod as an 
object of charity, for a share of the 
Decima: (2) Sept. 1705, Margaret, daugh. 



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of John Brown, merchant, St Andrews, 
and widow of Alexander Dalgleish, one 
of the mins. of the Scots colony at Darien. 
— [Edin. Marr. Reg. ; Scots Peerage, v., 
415 ; Spec. Bet. Fife, 231 ; Wood's Hast 
Neuh, 455.] 

ALEXANDER ANDERSON, son of 
ll7 _ 5 John A., Principal of St Leonard's 
College; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (23rd July 1697); licen. 
by Presb. there 22nd Feb. 1700; ord. to 
Kemback 26th Sept. that year ; trans, to 
Falkland 13th May 1702; called April 
1724; trans, and adm. 14th April 
1725; elected Moderator of the General 
Assembly 8th May 1735; died 9th Nov. 
1737, aged about 61. He marr. Isabella 
(died 1720), daugh. of Francis Hay of 
Strowie, and had issue— James of New- 
bigging, advocate, born 1719, died 29th 
June 1794 ; Margaret (marr. (1) Laurence 
Watson, min. of the Second Charge, (2) 
Lauchlan M'Intosh, min. of Errol).— [St 
Andrews Tests. ; Douglas's Baronage, 588 ; 
Spec. Ret. Fife, 347.] 

JOHN M'CORMICK, born 1690, said 
1738 ^y Dr Hew Scott] to be a son of 
Hew M. of Castlewellen, Ireland, 
or of Captain Edward M. and Janet 
Gordon of Castlecary ; educated at Univ. 
of Edinburgh ; M.A. (8th Dec. 1710) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dalkeith 25th Sept. 1716; ord. 
to Second Charge 7th May 1719 ; pres. to 
First Charge by George II. 7th March, 
trans, and adm. 26th April 1738 ; died 
29th Dec. 1752. When settled in the 
parish " he was one of the prettiest fellows 
in person and in parts, the darling of the 
one sex, and the envy of the other," which 
drew on him no small trouble. For several 
years he was prevented from exercising his 
ministerial duty in public, through losing 
the power of his left side by paralysis. 
He marr. 22nd June 1730, Anna, eldest 
daugh. of Joseph Drew, Principal of St 
Leonard's College, and had issue — John, 
born 11th April 1731 ; Joseph, Principal 
of said college, born 22nd June 1733 ; Jean 
(marr. John Hill, min. of this parish); 
Sarah ; Anna ; Margaret ; Janet (marr., 
cont, 14th April 1769, Andrew Balfour, 



merchant, Edinburgh). — [Ferrie's Life of 
Carstairs.~\ 

JOHN HILL, preacher in Edinburgh; 
117Sg ord. to Second Charge 2nd Nov. 1738; 
pres. to First Charge by George II. 
26th Jan., trans, and adm. 27th June 
1753; died (after a tedious illness) 18th 
Nov. 1764. He marr. (1) 14th Sept. 1743, 
Elizabeth (died 22nd May 1747), daugh. 
of John Gowdie, D.D., min. of Earlston, 
afterwards Principal of Edinburgh Univ., 
and had issue — Jean, born 29th May 1744, 
died young; John, LL.D., Professor of 
Humanity in Univs. of St Andrews and 
Edinburgh, born 27th April 1747, died 
7th Dec. 1805: (2) 3rd Aug. 1749, 
Jean M'Cormick (died 28th March 1796), 
daugh. of his predecessor, and had issue 
— George, D.D., afterwards min. of this 
parish, and Principal of St Mary's Col- 
lege, born 22nd May 1750 ; Anne, born 
26th April 1752 (marr. Matthew Murray, 
min. of North Berwick) ; Janet, born 
30th Jan. 1754 (marr. John Cook, D.D., 
Professor of Moral Philosophy, St 
Andrews) ; Margaret, born 5th March 
1756, died young; Jean, born 3rd Nov. 
1757 (marr. James Macdonald, D.D., min. 
of Kemback) ; Joseph, born 26th May 
1759, died 16th April 1760 ; Henry David, 
D.D., Professor of Greek, St Andrews, 
born 21st April 1762 ; Elizabeth Helen, 
born 4th Sept. 1763. — [Mrs Rodger's 
A Rook of Remembrance — the Descend- 
ants of the Rev. George Hill, D.D. 
(p.p., Glasgow, 1913).] 

JAMES GILLESPIE; trans, from 
, 765 Second Charge ; pres. by George 
III. Feb., and adm. 12th June 1765 ; 
D.D. (St Andrews 3rd Nov. 1768); dem. 
3rd Oct. 1779 on appointment as Principal 
of St Mary's College (q.v.). 

JOHN ADAMSON, born 1742, younger 
son of Laurence A., schoolmaster, 
Leuchars ; educated at Univ. of 
St Andrews ; M.A. (1757) ; licen. by Presb. 
there 2nd March 1763; ord. to Kilmany 
10th May 1764 ; trans, and adm. to Second 
Charge 5th Nov. 1772 ; D.D. (St Andrews, 
6th Dec. 1777); pres. to First Charge by 
George III. 21st Oct., trans, and adm. 15th 



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[PRESB. OF 



Dec. 1779; elected Moderator of General 
Assembly 18th May 1797 ; died of apoplexy 
after preaching 21st Aug. 1808. He marr. 
4th July 1765, Sophia (died 2nd Feb. 1793), 
daugh. of Thomas Key, min. of Kilrenny, 
and had issue — Laurence, born 18th April 
1766, died at Calcutta April or May 1789 ; 
Thomas, born 17th Nov. 1767, died at sea 
16th July 1785; James, born 24th March 
1769, died 23rd June 1789; Katherine, 
born 17th Feb. 1772, died 27th Dec. 1774 ; 
Mary, born 28th Oct. 1773 (marr. 13th 
Feb. 1798, Captain William Lindsay of 
Balmungo) ; Ann Lumsden, born 21st 
Oct. 1775 (marr. John Honey, min. of 
Bendochy); Kobert, born 4th Nov. 1777, 
died at Hullyatt, East Indies, Dec. 1799 ; 
Frederick Maitland, merchant, Glasgow, 
born 16th June 1779 ; Margaret Bethune, 
born 24th Feb. 1783 (marr. Michael Stirling, 
min. of Cargill). Publications — A Sermon 
preached on the Anniversary of the Revolu- 
tion (Edinburgh, 1789) ; Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xiii.). 

GEORGE HILL, D.D. ; trans, from 
Second Charge, holding in conjunc- 
tion Principalship of St Mary's 

College (q.v.) ; pres. by George III. 14th 

Oct., and adm. 30th Nov. 1808. 



1820 



ROBERT HALDANE, D.D., Pro- 
fessor of Mathematics, holding in 
conjunction Principalship of St 
Mary's College (q.v.) ; pres. by George, 
Prince Regent, 4th Jan., and adm. 28th 
Sept. 1820 ; died 9th March 1854. 



1854 



JOHN PARK, born Greenock, 14th Jan. 
1804, son of John P. of the White 
Hart Inn and Old Tontine Hotel 
there, and Mary, daugh. of John Weir; edu- 
cated at Univs. of Glasgow and Aberdeen ; 
licen. by Presb. of Greenock in 1829 ; assist- 
ant at the West Church, Greenock, and 
at Bonhill ; ord. to St Andrew's Church, 
Rodney Street, Liverpool, 27th June 1831 ; 
trans, to Glencairn 24th Aug. 1843; pres. 
by Queen Victoria 5th May, trans, and 
adm. 7th Sept. 1854 ; D.D. (St Andrews 
1854). In the spring of 1865 P. threw him- 
self with his wonted interest into the per- 
formances of the St Andrews Choral Society, 



of which he was President. On the night 
when the Society gave its annual concert 
he was present on the platform. The pro- 
gramme had been completed except the 
"Hallelujah Chorus." When this began 
Dr P. stood up with the others, and turning 
to one beside him, remarked, " Is not this 
glorious?" With these words he sank to 
the ground, and on being removed to an 
adjoining room, said to his physician, " Is 
this not death 1 " He lingered till next 
morning, 8th April 1865, but never spoke 
again. In addition to being a preacher 
of rare eloquence, he was an accomplished 
musician, and his fondness for painting 
was scarcely less strong than his love of 
poetry. Publications — For an apprecia- 
tive notice of Park, see Introduction by 
Principal Shairp to Songs Composed and 
in part Written by the late John Park, 
D.D. (Leeds, 1876); Lectures and Ser- 
mons (Edinburgh, 1865.) Among his best 
known songs are " The Miller's Daughter," 
" The Sunshine and the Swallows," " The 
Crusader's Return," and "Oh, an' I were 
where Gadie rins" (composed whilst a 
student.) — [Rogers's Modern Scottish 
Minstrel, 338 ; Modern Scottish Poets, ix., 
73-9.] 



1865 



ANDREW KENNEDY HUTCHISON 
BOYD, born Auchinleck Manse, 3rd 
Nov. 1825, eldest son of James B., 
D.D., min. of Tron Parish, Glasgow ; edu- 
cated at Ayr Academy, King's College, 
London, and Univ. of Glasgow. Studied for 
English Bar ; Member of the Middle Temple 
25th April 1842 ; B.A. (Glasgow 1846) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Ayr 23rd Oct. 1850 ; assistant 
at St George's, Edinburgh ; ord. to Newton- 
upon-Ayr 18th Sept. 1851 ; trans, to Kirk- 
patrick-Irongray 27th Jan. 1854 ; trans, to 
St Bernard's, Edinburgh, 14th April 1859 ; 
pres. by Queen Victoria 31st May, trans, and 
adm. 14th Sept. 1865; D.D. (Edinburgh 
1864); LL.D. (St Andrews 1889); Moderator 
of the General Assembly 22nd May 1890; 
Fellow of King's College, London, 1895; 
died at Bournemouth 1st March 1899 of 
accidental poisoning, and was buried at 
St Andrews. He marr. (1) 12th April 1854, 
Margaret Buchanan (died 14th March 1895), 



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daugh. of Captain Kirk of Carrickfergus, 
77th Eegiment, and had issue — Agnes 
Mary, born 6th March 1855 (marr. Granby 
Burke, Dublin) ; James Edmund, born 
20th Dee. 1857; Jane Edith, born 15th 
Oct. 1861, died 22nd Nov. 1862; Frank 
Mortimer, journalist, founder and editor 
of The Pelican, author of A Pelican's Tale, 
born 1st Feb. 1863 ; Herbert Buchanan, 
Canon of Kochester and vicar of Wester- 
ham, Kent, born 19th Dec. 1865 ; 
Charles Walter, Political Secretary to 
Cecil Rhodes, C.M.G. (1904), and Secre- 
tary of Rhodes Trust, author of George 
Wyndham (1913), born 11th April 1869, 
died 1st Aug. 1919; Henry Crawford, 
born 26th Sept. 1870 : (2) 5th April 1897, 
Janet Balfour (died s.p. 15th July 1917), 
daugh. of Leslie Meldrum, Devon, Clack- 
mannan. Dr Boyd became widely known 
as an author by papers in Fraser's Magazine 
under the signature of "A.K.H.B." Sir 
Edward Russell says of him, " that he was 
almost, if not quite, the greatest raconteur 
I had ever known," and he was probably 
better known beyond Scotland than any 
other Presbyterian divine of his day. 
Publications — The Recreations of a Country 
Parson (three ser., London, 1859-61-78); The 
Graver Thoughts of a Country Parson (three 
ser., London, 1862-65-75); Leisure Hours 
in Town (London, 1862); The Commonplace 
Philosopher in Town and Country (London, 
1862-4) ; Counsel and Comfort Spiohen 
from a City Pulpit (London, 1863) ; The 
Autumn Holidays of a Country Parson 
(London, 1864) ; The Critical Essays of a 
Country Parson (London, 1865); Sunday 
Afternoons at the Parish Church of a 
Scottish University City (London, 1866) ; 
Lessons of Middle Age, with some Account 
of Various Cities and Men (London, 1868) ; 
Changed Aspects of Unchanged Truths 
(London, 1869) ; Present Day Thoughts : 
Memorials of St Andrews Sundays (London, 
1871); Seaside Musings on Sundays and 
Week Bays (London, 1872) ; A Scotch 
Communion Sunday (London, 1873) ; Land- 
scapes, Churches, and Moralities (London, 
1874) ; From a Quiet Place (London, 1879) ; 
Our Little Life ; Essays Consolatory and 
Domestic (two ser., London, 1882-4); To- 



tuards the Sunset: Teachings after Thirty 
Years (London, 1882) ; The Church of the 
Waldenses [St Giles Lectures, 4th series] 
(Edin., 1884); What Set Him Sight, 
with other Chapters to Help (London, 
1885-8) ; Our Homely Comedy and Tragedy 
(London, 1887) ; The Best Last, with other 
Chapters to Help (London, 1888) ; To Meet 
the Day through the Christian Year 
(London, 1889); East Coast Days and 
Memories (London, 1889); Church Life 
in Scotland : Retrospect and Prospect 
[Assembly Address] (Edinburgh, 1890); 
Tiventy-ftve Years of St Andrews, 2 vols. 
(London. 1892) ; St Andrews and Elsewhere 
(London, 1894); Occasional and Immemorial 
Days (London, 1895) ; The Last Years of 
St Andrews (London, 1896); A.K.H.B., a 
Volume of Selections [edited by his son 
Charles] (Edinburgh [in Nelson's Library] 
n.d.). — [Men and Women of the Time 
(London, 1899) ; The Scotsman, 4th March 
1899 ; Life and Work, May 1899 ; Andrew 
Lang in Longman's Magazine, May 1899 ; 
Sermons and Stray Papers [Biographical 
Sketch by Dr W. W. Tulloch] (London, 
1907) ; Diet. Nat. Biog.] 

PATRICK MACDONALD PLAY- 
1899 FAIR, born 5th Nov. 1858, son of 
David P., min. of Abercorn ; edu- 
cated at Blair Lodge and Univ. of Edin- 
burgh; M.A. (1877); licen. by Presb. of 
Edinburgh 18th May 1882 ; assistant at 
St Stephen's, Edinburgh ; ord. to Glencairn 
29th July 1886 ; trans, and adm. 17th Aug. 
1899; D.D. (St Andrews 1909); Convener 
of Committee on Correspondence with the 
Scottish Church in England ; died 6th Oct. 
1924. Marr. 4th July 1888, Eliza Anne, 
daugh. of John Walker, W.S., and has 
issue— Eleanor Mabel, born 28th Sept. 1890 ; 
Patrick Lyon, B. A. (Cantab.), captain 7th 
Battalion The Black Watch (Royal High- 
landers), T.F., born 14th July 1893, wounded 
and died at Lestrem, France, 11th April 
1918; John Maxwell, 2nd lieut. R.F.A., 
born 15th Dec. 1898. During the incum- 
bency of Dr Playfair the parish church 
halls were built, Boarhills was erected into 
a parish quoad sacra, and the town church, 
the church of the Holy Trinity, was com- 



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[PEESB. OF 



1589 



pletely restored (Peter MacGregor Chalmers, 
LL.D., Architect) at a cost of over £30,000. 
This work had been contemplated for half 
a century, and the execution of it is an 
outstanding monument to his indefatigable 
energy and business capacity. Publication 
— Order of Divine Service at the Re-dedica- 
tion 'of the Parish Church of the Holy 
Trinity, St Andrews (St Andrews, 1909). 

Second Charge. 

JOHN AUCHINLECK, M.A. ; elected 
by the parishioners 15th Dec. 1589 ; 
trans, to Largo in 1592. 

EOBEKT WALLACE, M.A., formerly 
of Leuchars ; app. by General 
Assembly 28th April, inst. 24th, and 
adm. 27th May 1593 ; gave offence to 
John Lindsay of Balcarres, Secretary of 
State, by accusing him of bribery, and 
by predictions against his posterity, in a 
sermon, for which on 11th July 1596 he 
was suspended and ordered to be re- 
moved. He was settled at Glenluce 
before 1599. 

DAVID LINDSAY, formerly of Forfar ; 
7 adm. 17th Aug. 1597 ; trans, to 
Forgan in 1606. 

JOSHUA DUPJE, M.A.; trans, from 
Logie Montrose ; adm. after 22nd 
Oct. 1606 ; trans, to Inverkeillor 6th 
Oct. 1613. 



1606 



v DAVID BARCLAY of Touch, probably 
lel4 trans, from Kilwinning; adm. in 
1614 ; D.D. (St Andrews, 29th July 
1616) ; suspended from preaching within 
diocese by the Court of High Commission 
21st April 1620 ; was afterwards min. of 
Dairsie. 

JOHN DOUGLAS, M.A., D.D. ; adm. 
1621 in 1621 ; trans, to Crail in 1624. 

GEORGE DEWAR, M.A.; adm. in 
1624 1624; trans, to Anstruther in 1626. 

GEORGE WISHABT, M.A.; trans. 

from Monifieth ; adm. before 18th 

April 1626 ; fled to England in 1637 ; 

dep. for deserting his flock for eighteen 



months, error in doctrine, immorality, 
and arbitrary discipline ; was afterwards 
Bishop of Edinburgh (q.v.). 

ANDREW HONYMAN, M.A.; trans. 
1642 fr° m Ferryport-on-Craig ; adm. 24th 
Nov. 1642; trans, to First Charge 
2nd Oct. 1662. 



WILLIAM MOORE, M.A. ; trans, from 
Dunino, pres. by Town Council, 
elected by heritors and Kirk-Session 

9th, and adm. 15th July 1664; trans, to 

First Charge 21st Oct. 1680. 



1664 



1681 



ROBERT HONYMAN, M.A. ; Regent 
in St Leonard's College, St Andrews ; 
adm. to Newburn 27th April 1653; 
trans, to Second Charge, Dysart, 18th 
March 1657 ; trans, to Cupar 6th Aug. 
1663; pres. by Town Council 10th Feb., 
trans, and adm. 7th April 1681 ; D.D. (St 
Andrews 1682) ; died 9th April 1686, aged 
about 62. He marr. (1) Nicholas Livingston, 
and had issue— Nicholas ; Magdalen : (2) 
17th June 1659, Cecil (died before 25th July 
1707), daugh. of Frederick Carmichael, min. 
of Markinch, and had issue — Frederick ; 
Robert, born 1666; Andrew, born 1669; 
Eupham (marr. Henry Malcolm in St 
Andrews); Cecil; Margaret, born 1671, 
died young; Margaret, born 1674. — [St 
Andrews and Brechin Tests.] 

JOHN WOOD, son of James W., 
Provost of St Salvator's College, St 
1686 Andrews ; M.A. ; became a Regent 
in St Leonard's College; pres. by Town 
Council 10th Sept., had a testimonial for 
ordination 3rd Nov., and adm. 9th Nov. 
1686 ; deprived by Committee of Estates 
11th May 1689, for not reading Proclama- 
tion of the Estates, etc. ; died June 1703, 
aged about 52. He marr. 14th July 1687, 
Helen, second daugh. of Patrick Lindsay 
of Wormiston, who survived him, and had 
issue— John, born 1689 ; Patrick ; David ; 
Catherine ; Margaret ; Jean ; Helen. — [St 
Andrews Tests.; Scots Peerage, v., 414; 
Acts of Pari., ix., App. 18; Wood's East 
Neuh, 455; Fife Sas., xiv., 139; St 
Andrews Com. Deeds, 5th Oct. 1703, 11th 
Feb. 1706.] 



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1697 



ALEXANDER SHIELDS, born 1661, 
son of James S., miller, Haughhead, 
parish of Earlston, Berwickshire, and 
Helen Brown, and brother of Michael S., 
author of Faithful Contendings Displayed ; 
educated at Univ. of Edinburgh, where he 
graduated M.A., " with no small applause," 
whilst in his fifteenth year (7th April 
1675). He studied theology at Utrecht. 
On returning home he made his way to 
London, was amanuensis to John Owen, 
D.D., and came into close touch with some 
of the leading Puritans, who persuaded him 
to accept licence as a preacher. In 1684 
he was ord. min. of a congregation meeting 
in the Embroiderers 1 Hall. On 11th Jan. 
1685 he was apprehended while preaching 
in a private house in .Gutter Lane, from 
the words in Genesis xlix., 21 : " Naphtali 
is a hind let loose," — afterwards the title 
of his famous Treatise — and was confined 
in Newgate. After the death of Charles 
II. he was sent to Scotland and kept for 
a time in the Edinburgh Tolbooth, whence 
he passed to the dungeons of the Bass. 
After fourteen months he was again 
brought to Edinburgh and offered his 
liberty, on condition that he would cease 
from preaching and "live orderly." That 
he declined to do, and was recommitted 
to the Tolbooth, but escaped in female 
disguise about the end of Nov. 1686. 
Next month he cast in his lot with James 
Benwick, whose biographer he became. 
The two became fast friends, and collabor- 
ated in writing the Informatory Vindication, 
for which Renwick was condemned. S. was 
asked to superintend its publication, but 
failed to find a printer. He crossed to 
Holland, saw the work through the Press 
there, and busied himself with the com- 
pletion of his Hind. After the Revolution 
he joined the Church of Scotland, and was 
received into communion, 25th Oct. 1690, 
with his associates, Thomas Linning and 
William Boyd. On 4th Nov. 1691 he was 
adm. chaplain to the Cameronian Regiment 
serving in the Netherlands, and was present 
at Namur and Steinkerk. On the Peace 
of Ryswick he returned home, was called 
to this charge 4th Feb. 1696, and adm. 
15th Sept. 1697. Appointed senior min. 



to the Second Darien Expedition, he 
sailed in the Rising Sun 24th Sept. 1699, 
his charge at home being supplied by 
brethren in his absence. It is to be noted 
that S. and his companions were really 
the first foreign missionaries of the Church 
of Scotland, the Commission of Assembly 
having, on 21st July, charged them " partic- 
ularly that you labour among the natives 
for their instruction and conversion, as 
you have access." On the failure of the 
Expedition, he sailed for Scotland, heart- 
broken by the profligacy of the settlers 
and the little success his labours had met 
among them, but died of malignant fever 
in the house of Isobel Murray, Port Royal, 
Jamaica, 14th June 1700. All attempts to 
identify his burial-place have failed. He 
was unmarr. Descendants of his brother 
Michael, who accompanied the Expedition, 
and of other members of his family are 
still found in Jamaica. S. was " of low 
stature, ruddy complexion, quick and 
piercing wit, full of zeal, and firm in the 
cause he espoused; pretty well skilled in 
most branches of learning, in arguing very 
ready, only somewhat fiery ; but in writing 
on controversy he exceeded most men of 
that age." Publications — A Hind Let 
Loose, or an Historical Representation of 
the Testimonies of the Church of Scotland 
[the first edition did not bear the author's 
name, but was "By a Lover of True 
Liberty"] (n.p., 1687; Edinburgh, 1744; 
Glasgow, 1770, 1797 ; epitomised as A 
History of the Scotch Presbytery (1691) ; 
An Elegie upon the Death of . . .J. 
Remoick [anon.] (1688) ; Some Notes of 
a Lecture preached at Distinckorn Hill 
(1688) ; The Renovation of the Covenant 
at Borland Hill [1689] ; Vindication of the 
Solemn League and Covenants ; Several 
Religious Letters both before and after 
the Revolution ; A Short Memorial of the 
Sufferings of the Presbyterians in Scotland 
[anon.] (1690), reprinted as The Scots 
Inquisition, containing a Brief Description 
of the Persecution of the Presbyterians in 
Scotland (Edinburgh, 1745) ; An Account of 
the Methods and Motives of the late Union 
and Submission to the Assembly of Mr 
Thomas Linning, Mr Alexander Shields, 



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[PRESB. OF 



Mr William Boyd (Edinburgh, 1691) ; 
Church Communion enqxdred into, or a 
Treatise against Separation from this 
National Church of Scotland [edited by 
Linning] (1706), reprinted as An Enquiry 
into Church Communion (Edinburgh, 
1747); A True and Faithful Relation of 
his Sufferings (n.p., 1715); Life of Mr 
James Renioick, and a Vindication of 
his dying Testimony (Edinburgh, 1724 ; 
Glasgow, 1806) ; The Perpetual Obligation 
of our Covenants [Wood's Explanation of 
the Solemn League] (1737) ; Two Sermons 
and a Lecture [Howie's Collection] (Glas- 
gow, 1779) ; and in Sermons . . . in Times 
of Persecution [edited by James Kerr, 
D.D.] Edinburgh, 18S0); Letter to the 
Presbytery of St Andrews (Edin. Ch. Inst., 
xviii). — [Edin. Tests. ; Howie's Collect. ; 
Wilson's Dissent. Churches, iii., 126 ; 
Fountainhall's Diary ; Wodrow's Anal., i., 
177 et seq. ; Borland's Memoirs of Darien, 
42; Diet. Nat. Biog. ; Article by W. S. 
Crockett in Life and Work, Sept. 1905 ; 
Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, 372 ; 
Darien Papers [Bannatyne Club] (1849), 
247 et seq. ; Album Studiosorum [Utrecht], 
1886, p. 74.] 



WILLIAM HARDIE, M.A.; trans. 
from Crail, called 9th Jan., and 
adm. 1st May 1701 ; trans, to First 
Charge 6th Aug. 1712. 



1701 



1712 



LAURENCE WATSON, second son of 
Dean of Guild W., formerly precentor 
in the Town Church ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (14th April 
1704) ; licen. by the Presb. 24th Jan. 1711 ; 
pres. by the Town Council 14th Aug., and 
ord. 4th Sept. 1712 ; died 25th Aug. 1718. 
He marr. Margaret, daugh. of Alexander 
Anderson, min. of the First Charge (she 
survived him, and marr. (2) Lauchlan 
M'Intosh min. of Errol), and had issue 
— John, born 1716; Elizabeth, born 1718. 
— [St Andrews Tests. ; Wodrow's Corresp^] 



JOHN M'COKMICK, called 12th Feb., 
and ord. 7th May 1719; pres. to 
First Charge by George I. Feb. 

1724, but did not then accept ; trans, to 

First Charge 26th April 1738. 



1719 



1738 



JOHN HILL, called 20th July, and 
ord. 2nd Nov. 1738; trans, to 



First Charge 27th June 1753. 



1757 



1765 



DAVID CKAIGIE, born 1722, son of 

John C, min. of St Monans ; edu- 
1754 • 

cated at Univ. of St Andrews; licen. 

by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 29th Aug. 1745; 
ord. to Scone 25th Feb. 1748; pres. by 
Town Council Aug. 1753 ; trans, and adm. 
31st Jan. 1754; died 4th Feb. 1757. He 
marr. 22nd Nov. 1752, Agnes Simson, who 
died 23rd Feb. 1780, and had issue — Mar- 
garet, born 16th Aug. 1753 ; Barbara, born 
8th Aug. 1754.— [St Andrews Tests.] 

JAMES GILLESPIE, trans, from Dun- 
barney ; pres. by Town Council in 
June, and adm. 3rd Nov. 1757 ; 
trans, to First Charge 12th June 1765. 

DAVID HUNTER, born 1724; M.A 
(Edinburgh, 17th April 1745) ; licen 
by Presb. of Linlithgow 28th Nov 
1750; ord. to Monimail 6th May 1752 
pres. by the Town Council in Aug., trans 
and adm. 17th Oct. 1765; D.D. (St An 
drews, 3rd Nov. 176S); died- 4th Nov, 
1771. He marr. 3rd Oct. 1759, Katherine 
Shaw, who died the same day as her 
husband, and had issue — Robert, born 
5th Nov. 1760 ; Andrew, born 30th April 
1762; Elizabeth, born 14th Aug. 1763; 
James, born 3rd Nov. 1767. Publication — 
Observations on the History of Jesus Christ, 
serving to illustrate the Propriety of His 
Conduct and the Beauty of His Character, 
2 vols. (Edinburgh, 1770). 

JOHN ADAMSON, D.D. ; trans, from 
17 „„ Kilmany ; pres. by Town Council 28th 
Nov. 1771; adm. 5th Nov. 1772; 
trans, to First Charge 15th Dec. 1779. 

GEORGE HILL, pres. by Town Council 
in May, and adm. 22nd June 1780 ; 
trans, to First Charge 30th Nov. 1808. 



17SO 



GEORGE BUIST, trans, from Falkland; 

pres. by Town Council March 1809 ; 

adm. (after much litigation) 1st Sept. 
1813 ; app. to Professorship of Hebrew in 
St Andrews Univ. (q.v.), which he held 
in conjunction, 25th June 1817, till his 
death 11th April 1860. 



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ALEXANDER HILL, born Ayr, 28th 
1860 Jan. 1826, son of Alexander H., 
D.D., min. of Dailly, and Professor 
of Divinity, Glasgow; educated at Univ. 
of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of Glasgow 
Jan. 1849 ; assistant at the Barony Parish, 
Glasgow; ord. to Kilsyth 20th Dec. 1849; 
trans, and adm. 11th Oct. 1860; died 5th 
Jan. 1875. He marr. (1) 29th April 1851, 
Jane Home, and had issue — Margaret 
Mather Crawford, born 4th Dec. 1852 
(marr. William Weir Tulloch, D.D., min. 
of Maxwell Parish, Glasgow); Jane, born 
26th Oct. 1854 ; Harriet Home, born 16th 
Jan. 1857 : (2) 2nd Nov. 1859, Jane Reid, 
who died 27th Jan. 1910. 

MARK LOUDEN ANDERSON, born 
1875 Caerlaverock, 24th May 1829, son 
of Richard A. and Margaret Kerr; 
educated at Hutton Hall Academy and 
Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. (1854) ; licen. 
by Presb. of St Andrews 16th June 1858 ; 
assistant at Montrose ; ord. to Menmuir 
22nd Sept. 1859; trans, and adm. 22nd 
July 1875 ; D.D. (St Andrews 1886) ; died 
25th Dec. 1902. He marr. 20th Aug. 1859, 
Jane Low (died 5th March 1913), daugh. 
of James Corsar, Arbroath, and had issue — 
James Corsar, min. of Kinneff, born 22nd 
July 1861 ; Richard, born 9th Feb. 1863 ; 
Mark Louden, born 13th Aug. 1864; 
Flora Cruickshanks Corsar, born 30th 
March 1866 (marr. George Gordon Stott, 
D.D., min. of Cramond) ; William Corsar, 
M.B., CM., Dundee, born 21st Nov. 1867, 
died 26th July 1916; Joseph Paterson 
Corsar, bora 7th June 1869 ; Peter Corsar, 
licentiate of the Church of Scotland, Scots 
College, Claremont, Western Australia, 
born 16th Feb. 1871; Walter, solicitor, 
Perth, born 8th Sept. 1872 ; David Chapel, 
born 13th May 1874; Jane Low Corsar, 
born 2nd Oct. 1879. 

JAMES WALLACE, M.A., B.D. ; trans. 

1903 ^ rom Eyemouth 25th June 1903 ; 

trans, to Inveresk 17th May 1906. 

WILLIAM HARVEY LEATHEM, 
lgo _ M.A., B.A. ; trans, from Renton 
29th Nov. 1906; trans, to Holburn 
Parish, Aberdeen, 15th May 1913. 

VOL. V. 



JAMES ALAN CAMERON MURRAY, 
lgl3 M.A., B.D.; ord. 25th Sept. 1913; 
trans, to Park Parish, Glasgow, 17th 
Aug. 1915. 

WILLIAM KENNETH GRANT, born 
1916 Edinburgh, 13th July 1883, son of 
William G., sometime Master of the 
Edinburgh Merchant Company, and grand- 
son of William G., min. of Cavers, and 
Eliza Mary, daugh. of Thomas Usher; 
educated at George Watson's College and 
Univ. of Edinburgh: M.A. (1905); licen. by 
Presb. of Edinburgh April 1908 ; assistant 
at St Bernard's, Edinburgh ; ord. (assistant 
and successor) to Edrom 15th Dec. 1911 ; 
trans, and adm. 6th Jan. 1916 ; app. Chap- 
lain to the Forces, and served with the 
British Salonika Force July 1918; trans, to 
Cavers 3rd June 1924. Marr. 30th June 
1914, Evelyn Maud Mary, daugh. of William 
Urquhart, St Helens, Eskbank, and has 
issue — William Alan Kenneth, born 16th 
March 1916. 

ALEXANDER SLATER DUNLOP, 
1924 M.A., B.D. ; trans, from Luss (q.v.) 
9th Oct. 1924. 



Third Charge. 

ROBERT YUILL, declared "sufficient" 

1593 by tne Presb - 9ta Aug- 1593; 
proposed 13th Sept. 1593 that he 
should presently enter on the equal burden 
of the ministry with David Black and 
Robert Wallace, but decided he should 
continue as exhorter only. He is later 
described as preacher, teacher of the 
Evangel, master of the Hospital, treasurer 
to the poor, and vicar. On 2nd Nov. 1592 
he laid two presentations to the vicarage 
before the Presb., one desiring him to be 
tried and adm. as reader, the other as min. 
He was thereupon app. reader. In 1603 he 
was app. Moderator of Presb. by George 
Gledstanes, but protesting, he did not 
accept office. He marr. Agnes Smith. — 
[Hay Fleming's Handbook of St Andrews, 
228.] 



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ST LEONARD'S 



[PEESB. OF 



ST LEONARD'S. 

[In medieval times great numbers of 
pilgrims thronged to St Andrews, to visit 
the shrines and relics of the saints treasured 
there. In or about 1140, a hospital for 
the benefit of such pilgrims was founded 
in that city. It was dedicated to St 
Leonard, a famous patron of hospitals. 
This charitable institution at St Andrews, 
being very amply endowed, grew rich and 
accumulated wealth. It was therefore 
deemed right to assign a share of its 
income for local works of charity. Out 
of the hospital endowment an additional 
parish was provided for the Cathedral city. 
The new church was built beside the 
hospital, and, like it, was dedicated to 
St Leonard. Our earliest record tells 
of it as in full working lin 1413. As 
time went on, the hospital was found to 
be of little practical use, there being ample 
provision otherwise for theneeds of pilgrims. 
Therefore the charity was diverted to form 
a sort of nunnery or residential hospital for 
old women. That does not seem to have 
met with much success ; and, in 1512, St 
Leonard's Hospital was converted into a 
college of St Andrews Univ. The old close 
connection between the foundation of 1140 
and the adjoining parish church was kept 
up by the fact that the church was now 
also the chapel of the college. Patrick 
Hamilton, the martyr of the Reformation, 
taught in St Leonard's College, and others 
of its staff laboured in the cause of Church 
reform. Of these men and their comrades, 
their fellows were wont to say, " they have 
drunk of St Leonard's Well." The simile, 
of course, refers to the Holy Well of St 
Leonard, which supplied the college with 
water. In 1572 the General Assembly met 
in St Leonard's Church, a building whose 
ruins are still of much interest. 

From the Reformation up till 1824 the 
Principal of St Leonard's College was also 
min. of this parish. In 1759 the church 
being ruinous, the Presb., at the request of 
the United College (who were practically 
sole heritors), ordered the min. and congre- 
gation to assemble for public worship in St 
Salvator's Chapel. In 1844 at the instance 



of the United College, St Salvator's Chapel 
(and neighbouring buildings) were disjoined 
from the parish of St Andrews and annexed 
to this parish quoad sacra tantum thus to 
"obtain the parish church situated within 
the bounds of the parish of St Leonard." 
In 1865 this decree of the Court of Teinds 
was virtually reduced by the Court of 
Session through an Action of Declarator 
at the instance of the United College, and 
which was not opposed by the heritors, 
that the college had the exclusive right 
and title in and, to the chapel. The Uni- 
versity Court intimated in 1898 that the 
chapel was no longer to be used as the 
parish church. After prolonged dispute 
the heritors (now including a considerable 
number of feuars in addition to the Univ.) 
were ordered to provide a church for the 
parish. The new parish church was dedi- 
cated on 28th July 1904. 

In 1827 the Presb. designed a glebe, 
with ground for manse and offices for the 
parish, and an appeal by the United 
College was dismissed by the Court of 
Session in 1829. The minister (Professor 
James Hunter) then arranged with, the 
heritors (at that time practically limited to 
the United College) to accept an annual 
payment in lieu of manse and glebe. 
This arrangement continued till about 
1902. At the request of the United 
College the designed glebe was excambed 
for another piece of land in 1854. When 
the minister — consequent on the refusal 
in 1902 of the heritors to pay to him 
the usual sum in lieu of manse and glebe 
— intimated that he intended to take 
possession of his glebe, the Univ. on 
whose property the glebe lay, refused to 
cede it, alleging that the right of the 
church in the glebe had lapsed by the 
failure of the min. for over forty years to 
take possession of it. After much costly 
litigation the Courts decided against the 
min. He lost the old glebe, but got a 
more valuable new one, as well as a manse, 
garden, offices, etc. When the congrega- 
tion removed to the new church in 1904, 
the Univ. refused to hand over inter alia 
a Communion Cup bearing the following 
inscription : " This Cup is dedicated to 



ST ANDKEWS] 



ST LEONARD'S 



243 



the use of the Holy Table in St Leonard's 
Church, in St Andrews, by a devout Widow 
as a free - will offering for the returne 
of prayer upon the XIII day of April 
MDCLXXXI." The decision of the Court 
was that the Univ. should have the custody 
of the Cup subject to the Church being 
entitled to the use of it.] 

JAMES WILKIE, Principal of St 
157g Leonard's College (q.v.) 28th April 
1570 ; min. here in 1578. 

EOBERT WILKIE, trans, from 
1591 ®* Andrews, and adm. 14th Oct. 
1591, holding Principalship in con- 
junction (q.v.) 

'- PETER BRUCE, M.A. ; D.D. ; adm. 
lell in 1611, holding Principalship in 
conjunction (q.v.). 

"ANDREW BRUCE, D.D. ; adm. in 
1630 1630, holding Principalship in con- 
junction (q.v.). 



1644 



WALTER COMRIE, M.A. ; adm. 

(colleague) 23rd May 1644; trans. 

to Dunkeld Aug. 1647, but continued 
here and was pres. by Charles I. July 1648 ; 
app. Professor of Divinity in St Mary's 
College (q.v.) 9th Feb. 1662. 

JAMES WEMYSS, D.D.; adm. 21st 
Dec. 1662; pres. to the Deanery by 
Charles II. 17th Feb. 1664, holding 
Principalship in addition (q.v.). 

WILLIAM TULLIDELPH,M. A.; trans, 
from Wemyss with Principalship 
(q.v.) conjoined ; pres. by William 
and Mary, and adm. in 1691. 



GEORGE HAMILTON, M.A.; trans, 
from Newburn, having Principalship 
(q.v.) conjoined ; called 4th, and 
adm. 26th Feb. 1696. 



1696 



JOHN ANDERSON, M.A. ; trans, from 
Leslie with Principalship (q.v.) in 
conjunction ; called 2nd Aug., and 
adm. 1st Sept. 1697. 



1697 



JOSEPH DREW, trans, from Mark- 
.,..„ inch with Principalship (q.v.) in 
conjunction ; called 3rd Aug., and 
adm. 6th Oct. 1708. 

THOMAS TULLIDELPH, trans, from 

1739 P r °f essors hip of Divinity in St 

Mary's College, with Principalship 

(q.v.) in conjunction ; called 16th Aug., 

and adm. 13th Sept. 1739. 

ROBERT WATSON, LL.D. ; trans. 

17 „ 8 from Professorship of Logic, with 

Principalship (q.v.) in conjunction ; 

pres. by George III. 29th Nov. 1777; 

ord. 24th Sept. 1778. 

JOSEPH M'CORMICK, D.D. ; pres. by 
1782 Oeorge III. 23rd June, trans, from 
Prestonpans 12th Sept. 1782, with 
Principalship (q.v.) in conjunction. 

JAMES PLAYFAIR, D.D. ; trans, from 

1800 Meigle, with Principalship of United 

College (q.v.) in conjunction ; pres. 

by George III. 21st Nov. 1799; adm. 9th 

Oct. 1800. 



1820 



FRANCIS NICOLL, D.D. ; trans, 
from Mains and Strathmartine, with 
Principalship (q.v.) of United College 
in conjunction ; pres. by George, Prince 
Regent, 8th Oct. 1819; adm. 20th July 
1820 ; res. parish 15th Sept. 1824. 

JAMES HUNTER, born 1772, son of 
1825 J°h n H., LL.D., Professor of 
Humanity in United College, St 
Andrews ; educated at Univ. there ; licen. 
by that Presb. 30th April 1795 ; ord. by it 
13th Oct. that year as Deputy Chaplain 
of the 2nd Batt. 4th Fencibles; adm. to 
Dunino 22nd Sept. 1796 ; dem. on app. as 
Professor of Logic and Rhetoric in United 
College 3rd Oct. 1804 ; pres. to this parish 
(in conjunction) by George IV. 14th Oct. 
1824; adm. 12th May 1825; died 25th Feb. 
1845. He was an excellent classical and 
French scholar. He marr. 31st Aug. 1797, 
Jane (died 3rd Dec. 1859), daugh. of Charles 
Wilson, D.D., Professor of Ecclesiastical 
History, St Mary's College, and had issue 
— Elizabeth Helen, born 27th June 1798 
(marr. John Jeffrey); Susan, born 3rd 



244 



ST LEONARD'S— STRATHKINNESS 



[PRESB. OF 



Oct. 1799 (marr. 10th April 1837, James 
Stirling, C.E.) ; John, W.S., Auditor of 
Court of Session, born 15th March 1801, 
died 3rd Dec. 1869 ; Charles, lieut.-colonel, 
H.E.I.C.S., born 6th July 1802; Jane, 
born 3rd May 1804 (marr. Carstairs Leslie, 
C.E.); Francis, born 11th April 1805; 
James, born 24th July 1808; Catherine, 
born 7th Oct. 1809 (marr. 16th July 1833, 
John Whitehead, S.S.C.); Jessie Hadow, 
born 3rd Jan. 1818 (marr. George Buist, 
LL.D., editor of The Bombay Times). 

JOHN COOK, M.A.; D.D.; pres. by 

Queen Victoria 4th April, trans, from 

Laurencekirk, and adm. 2nd Oct. 

1845 ; app. Professor of Church History, 

St Andrews (q.v.) 15th June 1860; dem. 

this charge 30th Sept. 1863. 

MATTHEW EODGEE, born Greenock, 
29th Aug. 1830, son of Mathew R. of 
Wester Rossland, Renfrewshire, and 
Elizabeth Wylie ; educated at Parish 
School, Erskine, High School, Glasgow, 
Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of 
Greenock 24th Oct. 1854 ; assistant at 
Erskine and Bridge of Allan ; ord. to West 
Parish, Crieff, 4th Dec. 1856; trans, to 
Shettleston, Glasgow, 26th Dec. 1861 ; pres. 
by Queen Victoria 11th March, trans, and 
adm. 1st July 1864; D.D. (St Andrews 
1886); res. 17th May 1898; died 4th June 
1898. He marr. 16th March 1870, Elizabeth 
(died 28th May 1916), daugh. of Professor 
John Cook, and widow of John Robertson, 
D.D., min. of St Mungo's, Glasgow. She 
compiled A Book of Remembrance — The 
Descendants of Principal George Hill, D.D. 
(Glasgow, 1913). 

ROBERT WILFRED WALLACE, 
born 24th Nov. 1862, son of Jardine 
W., min. of Traquair ; educated at 
Traquair School and Univ. of Glasgow; 
M.A. (1882); licen. by Presb. of Peebles 
8th Sept. 1884 ; assistant at East Aberdeen, 
St Leonard's, St Andrew's, Morningside 
and Newington, Edinburgh ; ord. to St 
Leonard's 9th Aug. 1898. Marr. 1st Dec. 
1898, Mary Josephine, daugh. of Henry 
Robert Oswald, surgeon-general, Indian 
Army, and Sarah Georgiana Cunningham. 



1898 



STRATHKINNESS (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Strathkinness was disjoined 
from St Andrews on 18th July I860.] 

RALPH ROBB, born Alloa, about 1800, 
sixth son of William R., farmer, 
Logie ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; ord. to Original Secession 
Church, Strathkinness, 24th July 1827. 
Joined the Church of Scotland in 1839. 
Joined the Free Church in 1843 ; min. of 
Free Church, Strathkinness, 1843 ; dem. 
and emigrated to Halifax, Canada ; was 
afterwards min. of Free Colonial Church, 
Hamilton, Ontario ; died July 1850. He 
took an important part in uniting the 
Associate Burgher Synod (of which he 
was Moderator in 1835) with the Church 
of Scotland, and was the first Free 
Church min. to settle in the Western 
World. — [Annals of the Original Secession 
Church, 496.] 

DAVID STEWART, M.A.; ord. 13th 
1860 Dec. 1860 ; trans, to Kennoway 
31st Aug. 1865. 

THOMAS MURRAY, M.A. ; ord. 15th 
Feb. 1866; trans, to Anstruther 
Easter 16th May 1876. 

ANDREW DEMPSTER TAIT, educated 

18 „ e at Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by 

Presb. of St Andrews 27th Nov. 

1867 ; assistant at St David's, Dundee ; 

ord. 8th Nov. 1876 ; died 9th Feb. 1890. 

JOHN ROLLAND MACNAB, M.A.; 
ord. 29th July 1890; trans, to 
Kirkintilloch 26th Jan. 1897. 

WALTER M'LEOD, born Burntisland, 
„ 20th Sept. 1864, son of Henry Black 
M. and Euphemia Dryburgh ; edu- 
cated at Burntisland Public School and 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1887), B.D. 
(1890); licen. by Presb. of Kirkcaldy 5th 
May 1890 ; assistant at High Church, 
Kilmarnock; ord. 19th Aug. 1897. Marr. 
1 1th Sept. 1912, Isabella Forgan Aitken or 
Robertson, daugh. of George Aitken, school- 
master, St Combs, Aberdeenshire. 



ST ANDREWS] 



WORMIT 



245 



WORMIT (Q.S.). 

[In 1895 a mission hall was erected by 
the Kirk-Session of Forgan to provide 
religious services for the community that 
had begun to gather at Wormit subsequent 
to the re-opening of the Tay Bridge. A 
Chapel-of-Ease was constituted here in 
1898. The parish of Wormit was disjoined 
from Forgan 9th March 1911.] 

ROBERT CONSTABLE MITCHELL, 
1S98 M.A. ; ord. 15th Sept. 1898 ; res. in 
1906 ; became assistant at St Paul's, 
Perth ; adm. to Fern 19th Dec. 1907. 

CHARLES ROBB M'MURRAY, M.A. ; 
lgo _ ord. 5th Dec. 1906; trans, to Flisk 
23rd Sept. 1908. 

JAMES COUTTS, M.A. ; trans, from 
Ardallie 17th May 1909; adm. first 
min. of the parish in 1911 ; trans, to 
Logie-Buchan 21st May 1917. 



HARRY LEGGATT, born Dundee, 8th 
191 „ Jan. 1885, son of Henry L. and Mary 
Robertson ; educated at Dundee High 
School and Univs. of St Andrews (M.A. 
1906) and Aberdeen ; licen. by Presb. of 
Dundee May 1912 ; assistant at Alloa, 
Rubislaw, Aberdeen, and Tron, Edinburgh ; 
ord. 15th Aug. 1917 ; res. 30th July 1923. 

ROBERT MORRIS, born Glasgow, 30th 
1923 J une 1 8 9°> son of James M. and 
Barbara Cleland Waddell ; educated 
at Dunblane Public School, Stirling High 
School, and Univ. of Glasgow, M.A. (1919); 
served during European War in Egyptian 
Labour Battalion ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow 22nd Dec. 1920 ; assistant at St 
George's, Glasgow, and Logie (Dunblane) ; 
Mission Study Secretary 1922-23; ord. 
30th Nov. 1923. Marr. 17th Jan. 1924, 
Adra Simpson, youngest daugh. of Colin 
Mackenzie, min. of St Ninians U.F. 
Church, Stirling, and Georgina Simpson. 



SYNOD OF ANGUS AND MEARNS 

The Synod of Angus and Mearns was disjoined from that of Aberdeen on 
4th March 1701. The Eegister of this Court begins at 15th April 1701. 
An earlier volume held the Eecord from 1639 to near the middle of the 
seventeenth century. It was extant on 18th Nov. 1662, but no trace of 
it can now be found. In Oct. 1715 no meeting of Synod was held, because 
Dundee, and all the towns within the bounds, were in the hands of the 
insurgent Jacobites. 



PRESBYTERY OF MEIGLE 

[This Court was erected by the General Assembly in, or near, 1593. It was then 
made up of the parishes of Meigle, Airlie, Alyth, Bendochy, Blairgowrie, Coupar-Angus, 
Eassie, Nevay, Glenisla, Kettins, Kingoldrum, Lintrathen, Newtyle, Ruthven, Kirrie- 
muir, Kinnettles, Cortachy, Rattray, and Glamis. The Register of the Presbytery begins 
at 8th Nov. 1659, and goes on in regular form till 15th March 1687. On 27th April 1687, 
through the action of the Bishop and Synod of Dunkeld, great changes were made upon 
the constitution and working of this Presbytery. Its name and place of meeting were 
changed from Meigle to Coupar-Angus. The parishes of Kettins, Newtyle, Eassie and 
Nevay, Airlie, Kingoldrum, Glenisla, Lintrathen, and Blairgowrie were excluded from 
it. It was then made to consist of the parishes of Meigle, Alyth, Coupar-Angus, Bendochy, 
and Ruthven, with the addition of those of Kinclaven, Cargill, Rattray, Kinloch, Clunie, 
and Lethendy taken from the Presbytery of Dunkeld ; Auchterhouse, Abernyte, and 
Tealing, from that of Dundee, and St Martins taken from the Presbytery of Perth. It 
was, of course, intended to assign to some other jurisdiction the parishes severed from 
this Presbytery, but it does not appear that such action was ever carried out. On 2nd 
April 1689 these changes were all repealed, and the Presbyteries were restored to their 
old conditions, as at the beginning of 1687. The Presbytery of Meigle, however, was 
then united for a time to those of Dundee and Forfar. This was indeed but a temporary 
expedient due to special circumstances then arising, and the union did not last long. 
On 21st April 1703 the Presbytery of Meigle was severed from Dundee, and erected again 
as a separate Court. The Record of Presbytery begins again at 19th Oct. 1704. There 
are gaps in it from 15th April 1713 to 23rd April 1718, and from 18th Oct. 1749 to 9th 
Nov. 1768. Two volumes of the Register have unfortunately been lost. The later of 
these covered the time from 26th May 1655 to 17th Oct. 1659.] 

AIRLIE. I ANDREW OGILVIE, a native of 

[The church of Airlie was dedicated to ,„, An § us > educated at Univ. of St 
St Medan. Near the old church were St ! Andrews ; embraced the Protestant 

Medan's Well and St Medan's Knowe. doctrine in 1560 ; licen. by Presb. of Forfar 
There was in the parish a chapel of St in 1563 ; min. of Keig, Leslie, and Premnay 
John the Baptist.] in 1564 ; trans, and adm. 2nd Feb. 1567, 



PRESB. OF MEIGLE] 



AIRLIE 



247 



with Glenisla also in the charge ; died 
unmarr. in 1589. 

"WILLIAM MALCOLM, brother of John 
1ffflo M., min. of Perth ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews ; M.A. (1580) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dunkeld ; pres. to the vicarage 
of Kingoldrum 13th May 1588 ; trans, and 
adm. early in 1590; died 14th April 1636. 
He marr. (1) 1603, Grisel Matthor (or 
Matthew), who died 23rd Feb. 1609, aged 
38, and had issue — James : (2) Helen 
Sommer, and had issue — John; Eobert, 
min. of Bendochy ; Agnes (marr., cont. 
17th Sept. 1633, Oliver Peebles of Chapel- 
hall); Isobel (marr. John Robertson, min. 
of Perth). — [Acts and Dec, cxv., 200 
Perth Sas., ii., 232-6, 16th July 1626 
Perth Inhib., xiv., 161 ; St Andrews Tests. 
Tombst. ; Melvill's Autob., 549 ; G. R. Sas., 
vii., 384, 386.] 

JOHN MALCOLM, nephew of preced- 
les7 ing ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (1620); licen. by 
Presb. of Perth in 1623 ; assistant to his 
uncle ; ord. in 1637 ; died before 21st Aug. 
1646. He marr. a lady whose name is 
unknown, and had issue — James ; Robert ; 
William ; Elizabeth ; Joanna.— \Inq. Ret. 
de Tut., 724; Forfar Sas., iii., 335.] 

JOHN ROBERTSON, born at Coupar- 
Grange, about 1623, son of Patrick 
R., notary in Littleton of Rattray, 

and Elizabeth ; educated at Coupar 

School and Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(1644) ; licen. by Presb. of Meigle in 1647 ; 
adm. before Nov. 1650 ; app. clerk to 
Presb. 1st May 1660; deprived by Act of 
Parliament 11th June, and Decreet of Privy 
Council 1st Oct. 1662 ; died at Dundee. 
He marr. Nov. 1650, Isobel, daugh. of 
James Blair of Ardblair, Blairgowrie (she 
was alive 6th Aug. 1697), and had issue — 
James ; John, writer, Edinburgh, died 
before 1687.— [Perth Sas., I, 115 ; Forfar, 
iii., 335 ; Hunter's Dioc. of Dunkeld, 315 ; 
G. R. Homings, 13th March 1689.] 

JOHN LYON, M.A. ; pres. by Patrick, 
Earl of Kinghorn; ord. 27th Oct. 
1663; trans, to Glamis 21st Dec. 



1663 



1681. 



FREDERICK LYON, fifth son of John 
L. of Wester Ogil, and Catherine 
Ogilvie, and brother of preceding ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; M.A. 
(23rd July 1672); licen. by Presb. of 
Forfar in 1676 ; pres. by Patrick, first Earl 
of Strathmore, 29th Sept. 1681 ; was 
recommended 11th April for ordination, 
and adm. 12th May 1682; app. clerk to 
Presb. 1st May 1683; died of phthisis 
Sept. 1699, aged about 47. He marr. 
1683, Isobel, daugh. of James Cramond 
of Balnakeith, she survived him, and had 
issue — Patrick; John; James of Easterdean- 
houses; William; Helen; Geilles; a daugh. 
(marr. George Lyon, min. of Yersdon). — 
[Inq. Ret. de Tut., 1175 ; Services of Heirs ; 
Lyons of Gossins, 54 ; Reg. of Deeds, Durie, 
5th Oct. 1720 ; Wilson's Airlie, 212.] 

WILLIAM LYON, of Wester Ogil, born 

1700 Wester °g u > 9tt 0ct - 1675 > second 
son of George L. of Wester Ogil, 

and Jean, daugh. of Sir William Nisbet 
of Dean, and nephew of preceding; edu- 
cated at Forfar Academy and Univ. of 
St Andrews; licen. by United Presb. of 
Dundee and Forfar in 1700; elected by 
heads of families in July ; ord. 25th Sept. 
1700 ; served heir to his father 21st Jan. 

1703 (his elder brother John having died) 
to the lands of Milntown of Ogil and others 
in the parish of Tannadice, and on 6th Oct. 

1704 to the life-rent rights of Wester Ogil. 
He supported the Government in 1715, 
and through his influence prevented his 
parishioners joining the Earl of Mar. He 
joined in a dissent against a judgment of 
the Presb. of Dundee condemnatory of the 
voluntary opinions of his brother-in-law, 
John Glas, min. of Tealing, and carried 
his dissent to the Commission of Assembly 
March 1730. He maintained all the 
ecclesiastical buildings during his ministry 
at his own expense, spending over £1000. 
He died suddenly, 4th Jan. 1743. He 
marr. (1) 16th Nov. 1704, Jean, daugh. of 
David Melvill of Pitgarvy, and had issue — 
Jean, born 8th June 1708 (marr. as his 
second wife, Alexander Moncrieff of Cul- 
fargie, min. of Abernethy) ; Margaret, 
born 5th Aug. 1709, died young; George 



248 



AIRLIE 



[PRESB. OF 



1743 



of Wester Ogil, min. of Longforgan : (2) 
16th Dec. 1719, Agnes (died 24th April 
1778), daugh. of Alexander Glas, min. of 
Kinclaven, and had issue — Christian, born 
16th Sept. 1720, died unmarr. 16th Dec. 
1783 ; William, solicitor, Dundee, and 
commissary clerk of St Andrews, born 
2nd June 1722, died 27th Aug. 1803 
Katherine, born 13th July 1723, died 1743 
Alexander, born 10th July 1725, died 1764 
John, born 15th Feb. 1727, died in infancy 
Margaret, born 22nd Aug. 1729, died in 
infancy ; Elizabeth, born 21st Dec. 1730, 
died unmarr. 9th Jan. 1801 ; Robert, 
merchant, Dundee, born 16th Aug. 1733, 
died 14th Sept. 1801 ; Thomas, born 14th 
Aug. 1736, died young. — [Lyons of Cossins, 
64 ; Wilson's Airlie, 213-19.] 

DAVID THOMSON, born 1714, son of 
David T., min. of Meigle ; educated 
by his father and at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Meigle 8th 
March 1738 ; became tutor in a private 
family ; pres. by Thomas, Earl of Strath- 
more, 5th May, and ord. 12th Oct. 1743; 
died 9th May 1779. He marr. 4th Sept. 
1745, Margaret (died at St Andrews s.p. 
5th Feb. 1786), eldest daugh. of Thomas 
Tullidelph, D.D., Principal of St Andrews 
Univ. 

JAMES STOEMONTH of Kinclune, 
V7 „ Q born there 19th April 1753, son of 
Alexander S. of Kinclune, and Giles, 
daugh. of James Ogilvy of Ascreavie ; 
educated at Kirriemuir, Forfar Academy, 
and Univ. of Aberdeen; M.A. (1774); 
licen. by Meigle Presb. 14th July 1779 ; pres. 
by tutors of John, ninth Earl of Strath- 
more, Oct. that year ; ord. 27th July 1780 ; 
succeeded to Kinclune on the death of his 
father in 1781 ; died 27th Dec. 1809. He 
marr. 1st June 1786, Isobel (born 9th Oct. 
1753, died 31st March 1795), daugh. of 
Robert Wedderburn of Pearsie, and had 
issue— Isobel, born 26th Aug. 1787, died 
unmarr. 25th April 1862; Elizabeth, born 
20th Sept. 1788 (marr. 1st July 1818, James 
Maxwell, surgeon, Dundee), died 7th Feb. 
1874; Alexander of Kinclune, born 16th 
Jan. 1790, died 1839; Katherine, born 
4th May 1791 (marr. David Fraser, min. 



of Nigg, Ross-shire) ; Jean, born 18th 
July 1792, died 25th July 1795; Graham 
(daughter), born 8th Oct. 1793, died 3rd 
Jan. 1796; Margaret, born 15th Feb. 
1795 (marr. David Carment, min. of Ross- 
keen). Publication — Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xi.) — [The Wedder- 
burn Book, i., 324.] 

ROBERT AIKMAN, born Dundee, 
1810 1164: ; became a teacher ; educated 
at Univ. of 'St Andrews; licen. by 
Presb. of Dundee 2nd Feb. 1803 ; resumed 
teaching in Dundee ; pres. by John, tenth 
Earl of Strathmore in May, and ord. 26th 
Sept. 1810 ; died 8th July 1832. He marr. 
6th April 1830, Barbara Thomson, who 
was born 1811, and died 2nd July 1875, 
and had issue — Mary, born 25th July 1831. 

DAVID WHITE, born Drummitter- 
ment, Letham, Dunnichen, 23rd Nov. 
1807, eldest son of Alexander W., 
linen manufacturer, Blaikie, Brechin, and 
Helen Farquhar; educated at Dunnichen 
School, Forfar Academy, and Univ. of 
Edinburgh ; became a tutor in Galloway ; 
licen. by Presb. of Kirkcudbright 20th 
June 1832 ; pres. by trustees of John, 
tenth Earl of Strathmore, in Jan., and ord. 
24th April 1833. Joined the Free Church 
in 1843 ; min. of Free Church, Airlie, 
1844-72; died in Dundee 29th Dec. 
1873. He marr. 1st Sept. 1836, Isobel, 
daugh. of Alexander Balfour, Edinburgh, 
and sister of William B., D.D., min. of Holy- 
rood Free Church, Edinburgh, and had 
issue — Henry, born 24th Dec. 1838 ; George, 
in business in New York ; Isabella Balfour, 
and six others. Publication — Archippus, or 
the Fulfilling of the Christian Ministry, a 
sermon (1840).— [Wilson's Airlie (portrait), 
233-42.] 

THOMAS REID, born Kirriemuir 1803, 
la4 „ son of John R., parish schoolmaster, 
and Jean Milne ; educated by his 
father and at Univs. of Aberdeen, St 
Andrews, and Edinburgh ; licen. by Presb. 
of Forfar in 1827 ; became assistant teacher 
under his father at Kirriemuir ; assistant 
at Airlie, 1830-2 ; succeeded his father as 
schoolmaster at Kirriemuir, and became 



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249 



assistant also to the min. of that parish ; 
pres. by trustees of John, Earl of Strath- 
more, 19th June, and ord. 24th Aug. 1843 ; 
died 11th Dec. 1889. He marr. 15th Dee. 
1840, Janet (died 19th March 1848), daugh. 
of James Fenton, Purgavie, Lintrathen, and 
had issue — James, born 11th March 1843, 
died 4th June 1868; Jane, born 22nd March 
1844 (marr. 19th April 1871, Thomas Munro 
Nicoll, Littleton). — [Wilson's Airlie (por- 
trait), 243-50; Reid's Kirriemuir, 352.] 

WILLIAM WILSON, born Coatbridge, 
1890 %6ih Sept. 1860, only surviving son 
of William W. and Jane Bathgate ; 
educated at Langloan Public School, 
Gartsherrie School of Science, and Univ. 
of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Hamilton 
26th April 1887 ; missionary at Calder- 
cruix ; assistant at Middle Parish, Perth, 
June 1888 ; assistant (under Belhaven Act) 
at Forgandenny ; assistant at Brechin 
Cathedral Sept. 1889 ; ord. 18th June 1890. 
Publication — Airlie, a Parish History 
(Coatbridge, 1917) ; The House of Airlie, 
2 vols. (London, 1924). — [Wilson's Airlie 
(portrait), 250.] 

ALYTH. 

[The ancient church of Alyth was of 
more than ordinary size, and its ruins are 
of architectural interest. It was dedicated 
to St Luag. The parish was a prebend of 
Dunkeld. Very near the church was a 
chapel of St Ninian. A fair of St Luag 
was held at Alyth. A new church was 
built in 1839.] 

LAURENCE DUNCAN, reader here 
1567 and at Buthven in 1567. 

JAMES GRAHAM, prebendary of 
1569 Alyth about 1 569.— [Macf arlane MS.] 

DAVID GRAHAM, entered at Nov. 
ls7 1572, having Rattray and Ruthven 
also in the charge. In 1574 Glen- 
isla, Ruthven, and Meigle were likewise 
under his care ; pres. to the vicarage of 
Ruthven by James VI. 19th April 1583; 
died 29th June 1602. He marr. Bessie 
Annand, who died May 1600, and had 
issue — David, mariner, Dundee; Margaret 



(marr. John Moncur in Dundee) ; Elspeth 
(marr. John Fullarton, Dundee) ; Matilda 
(marr. Alexander Brown, Dundee. — [Beg. 
Sec. Sic/., liv., 75.] 

THOMAS LUNDIE [or LUNDIN], 
.„„ born 1579; M.A. (St Andrews 
1598); adm. in 1602; died "as 
though of a fever brought on by grief" 
8th June 1636 ; " revered for his piety and 
renowned for his blameless character." He 
marr. Johanna Blair, who died of fever, 
22nd May 1636, aged 43, and had issue — 
Grizel, bapt. 9th Jan. 1625 ; Isobel (twin), 
bapt. 9th Jan. 1625 ; Magdalen, bapt. 14th 
March 1627 ; Jean (marr. George Chalmers, 
portioner of Banchory) ; James, bapt. 6th 
April 1630, apprentice to John Fish, 
merchant, Edinburgh, 10th Feb. 1647; 
Robert (twin), bapt. 6th April 1630 ; 
Thomas. — [Walker's Life of Peden, 79; 
Bamff Charters, 225 ; Tombst. ; Meikle's 
An Old Session - Book, 244 ; Perth Sas., 
3rd ser., x., 385; G. B. Sas., xx. 312, 
xxi. 29.] 

JOHN RATTRAY of Blackhills, pro- 
16S ~ bably son of Silvester R., min. of 
Rattray, and brother of David R. 
of Craighall ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews ; M.A. (1618) ; adm. to Rattray 
before 20th Oct. 1629 ; trans, and adm. 
15th Jan. 1637 ; was with the Perthshire 
Regiment in England from before 21st 
July till 24th Nov. 1644 ; being present 
at a meeting of the Committee of Estates 
was taken prisoner by the English, 28th 
Aug. 1651, and carried to England, where 
he was kept close in the Tower of London 
for twenty weeks. After being released, 
he returned in June 1652 ; acquiescing in 
Episcopacy he was Moderator of Presb., 
1663 - 7 ; required an assistant in 1669 
because of deafness and other infirmities ; 
died about 13th Jan. 1678, aged about 
80. He marr. Margaret Ramsay, who died 
24th May 1671, aged 65, and had issue — 
John, min. of Ruthven ; Patrick ; William ; 
Margaret (marr., cont. 29th Dec. 1664, 
James, only son of Alexander Arbuthnot 
of Blackston) ; Elizabeth ; Isobel (marr. 
Thomas Robertson, min. of this parish) ; 
Helen ; Jean.— [Perth Sas., iii., 188, 231 ; 



250 



ALYTH 



[PKESB. OF 



Forfar Sas., ii., 250 ; Nicol's Diary ; 
Meikle's An Old Session-Book, 242.] 



1669 



THOMAS ROBERTSON, M.A. (St 
Andrews 1662) ; passed trials before 
the Presb. of Dundee, and got a 
testimonial for licence 6th Feb. 1667 ; 
became a preacher in Dundee ; pres. to 
Kinnettles, and passed trials for ordina- 
tion ; ord. (assistant and successor) here 
12th Sept. 1669 ; pres. to chaplainry and 
altarage of St Ninian by Henry, Bishop 
of Dunkeld, and had a deed of cognition 
and infeftment in 1670 ; died between 16th 
and 22nd Nov. 1685, aged about 44. He 
marr. (1) 29th Dec. 1669, Isobel, daugh. of 
John Rattray, min. of this parish, and had 
issue — John, bapt. Oct. 1670; Margaret, 
bapt. 4th Sept. 1672, died 9th March 
1679; Thomas, born 23rd Nov. 1673; 
Isobel, bapt. June 1675 : (2) 11th Feb. 
1677, Anne Haliburton, and had issue — 
James, i bapt. Nov. 1681; Margaret, bapt. 
March 1683; Alexander, bapt. May 1684; 
Anna (posthumous), bapt. May 1686. — 
[Perth Sas., is.., 254.] 



1686 



JOHN LOWSON, son of James L., 
baxter, burgess of Dundee; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews : 
M.A. (24th July 1679) ; passed trials before 
the Presb. of Dundee, and had testimonial 
for licence 28th June 1682 ; became chap- 
lain to the Bishop of Dunkeld, and preached 
at Meigle ; pres. and coll. by Andrew, 
Bishop of Dunkeld, in April, adm. and 
inst. 1st June 1686, but was much absent 
from his pulpit, being in Edinburgh ; de- 
prived by the Privy CouncD, 10th Oct. 1689, 
for not reading the Proclamation of the 
Estates, and not praying in terms thereof. 
He continued to reside in the manse, and 
died 20th May 1698. 



1690 



JOHN MATHERS, M.A. ; formerly 
min. of Ceres (q.v.), intruded here in 
1690. 



[For a number of years there was no 
settled min. Thomas Ogilvy, a proba- 
tioner, was in charge in 1695 to Whitsunday 
1697, after which date various preachers 
officiated.] 



1720 



JOHN THOMSON, M.A. (St Andrews, 
24th July 1690); licen. by the United 
Presbs. of Dundee, Forfar and Meigle 
6th Dec. 1700; was on trials for Kilmany, 
when he was called to this parish 12th 
Dec. 1701, and by the Presb. jure devoluto 
7th Jan., preferred by the Commission of 
Assembly in March, and ord. 7th May 
1702; died 29th Dec. 1719, aged 43. He 
marr. a lady whose name is unknown, 
and had issue— Jean. An epitaph in the 
built-up doorway between the sacristy and 
the chancel of Alyth Church has the 
following : — 

SteUa fait lucem praebeDS in transite nocte. 
Et dux et praco clamavit o credite mi grex 
In Christum qui post hie sancte vixerat annos 
Octo bis octavum (eheu) lustrum clauserat Eetas. 

[He was a star furnishing light in life's dark pathway. 
Both by example and by precept he called aloud — " O 
my flock, have faith in Christ." And after living in 
holiness here twice eight years, his age (well-nigh ended, 
alas !) bad closed its eighth lustre.] 

[Meikle's An Old Session-Book, 244.] 

THOMAS AYTON, pres. by the Presb. 
jure devoluto 2nd Aug., and ord. 21st 
Sept. 1720; trans, to Kilconquhar 
6th Nov. 1735. 

JOHN ROBERTSON, born 1709; 
licen. by Presb. of Dunkeld 22nd 
Sept. 1730; called 9th June 1736, 
and by the Presb. jure devoluto 5th, and 
ord. 20th Jan. 1737 ; died of fever 3rd 
June 1772, bequeathing £40 for educating 
boys at Alyth School. He marr. 19th 
Oct. 1735, Margaret Meek, who survived 
her husband one day, and they were buried 
together. — [Dunkeld Tests.] 

COLIN SYMERS, son of Colin S., 
cordiner, Dundee ; M.A. (St An- 
drews 1761); pres. by George III. 
13th Sept. 1772, and by the Hon. Walter 
Ogilvy of Clova in Oct., and ord. 4th 
March 1773; died 22nd Jan. 1817. He 
marr. 12th June 1777, Helen (died 27th 
Dec. 1798), daugh. of John Haliburton, 
min. of Kettins, and had issue — David, 
min. of Kettins, born 1st June 1778 ; 
Margaret, born 21st Feb. 1780 (marr. 
John Macpherson Cuningham, min. of 
Kinglassie) ; Elizabeth, born 9th March 
1781 ; Colin, collector of Customs, and 



1737 



1773 



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ALYTH 



251 



agent of British Linen Bank, Dundee, 
born 6th March 1782, died 1860; Helen, 
born 7th Sept. 1783; Amelia, born 8th 
Feb. 1785; Euphemia, born 7th March 
1787 ; Mary, born 31st March 1788 ; John, 
born 1st May, and died 31st July 1789; 
Janet, born 22nd Sept. 1790, died 26th 
May 1791 ; James, born 6th Oct. 1791, 
died 15th May 1811 ; Lilias, born 14th 
April 1793 ; John, merchant, and agent 
of British Linen Bank, Dundee, born 6th 
Dec. 1794, died 1st May 1866; Thomas, 
born 29th Jan., and died 13th March 1796 ; 
George, merchant, Dundee, born 13th Sept. 
1798. Publication — Account of the Parish 
(Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vi.). 

WILLIAM EAMSAY, born 14th May 
1791, son of William R., min. of 
Cortachy; educated at Univ. of 
Aberdeen; M.A. (1st April 1809); licen. 
by Presb. of Forfar 16th June 1813 ; pres. 
by George, Prince Eegent, 5th March, and 
by Walter, (titular) Earl of Airlie, and 
ord. 11th Sept. 1817; died 16th April 
1846. He marr. 12th Jan. 1821, Mary 
(died at Kirriemuir, 8th May 1868), daugh. 
of James M'Nicoll, factor to David, Earl 
of Airlie, and had issue— William, min. 
of Guthrie, born 30th Jan. 1822; James, 
min. of this parish ; John, born 10th 
April 1825 ; Stewart Grant, born 1st Oct. 
1827; Alexander Keith, born 27th June 
1829, died 1st April 1842 ; David Graham 
Drummond Ogilvy, D.D.,min. of Closeburn, 
born 7th Jan. 1832; George M'Bitchie, 
born 8th Jan. 1834 ; Mary Stewart, born 
3rd Sept. 1835; Eliza, born 22nd Oct. 
1837; Clement (marr. 22nd Oct. 1863, 
Addison Newton, Arbirlot) ; Keith David- 
son, shipowner, and Mayor of Dunedin, 
New Zealand, born 4th March 1844, died 
3rd May 1906 ; a daugh. (marr. Alexander 
Henderson). Publication — Account of the 
Parish {New Stat. Ace, x.). 

JAMES RAMSAY, born 14th Sept. 
1823, son of preceding; educated 
1846 at Parish School and Univ. of St 
Andrews; licen. by Presb. of Meigle in 
1843 ; pres. by David, seventh Earl of 
Airlie, and Queen Victoria 11th May, and 
ord. 20th Sept. 1846 ; res. (owing to mental 



illness) Oct. 1866; died 25th April 1876. 
He marr. 16th May 1848, Elizabeth Gray, 
who died 6th May 1900, and had 
issue — William, born 6th Dec. 1848 ; 
Margaret, born 1st Oct. 1850 ; James 
M'Nicoll, born 11th June 1852; Ann 
Ogilvy, born 23rd Feb. 1854 ; Mary, born 
5th Nov. 1855 ; John M'Nicoll, min. of 
Shotts, born 23rd July 1857 ; George 
Ogilvy, born 18th March 1859; Sarah 
Elizabeth Smith Whitson, born 5th March 
1 861 ; David Graham Drummond, born 
23rd Aug. 1868. 



1866 



ROBERT MURRAY, born Kilmarnock 
about 1831, second son of John M., 
weaver, and Jean O'Brien ; edu- 
cated at Public School, Kilmarnock, and 
Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. of 
Perth 8th June 1859; assistant at Kil- 
winning, 1860-4 ; ord. (assistant and suc- 
cessor) 8th Feb. 1866 ; died 13th Dec. 1885. 

JOHN REID MACLAREN, born Bush 
Farm, St Martins, 17th Dec. 1848, 
1886 son of William M. and Charlotte 
Reid ; educated at Balbeggie School, Perth 
Academy, and Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. 
by Presb. of Perth 27th Nov. 1872 ; assist- 
ant at Creich, Fife, 1873; ord. to Ceylon 
7th Jan. 1875 ; returned to Scotland ; 
assistant at Abdie; adm. to this charge 
31st March 1886 ; retired 2nd Dec. 1895 ; 
died at Alberni, British Columbia, 7th 
June 1908. He marr. in 1878, Mary Jane, 
daugh. of Alexander Wylie and Eliza Maria 
James, and had issue— William Richard, 
lieut. - commander R.N., born 19th Dec. 
1879 ; Frank Wylie, factor, born 29th Nov. 
1881 ; Charlotte Mary, born 20th March 
1884 ; John, bom 16th April 1886, died 
15th Jan. 1890. 

JAMES MEIKLE, born Clockston 
Farm, Tarbolton, 7th Nov. 1861, 
1897 son of Robert M. and Janet 
Hunter; educated at Tarbolton School, 
Ayr Academy, and Univ. of Glasgow; 
M.A. (1883), B.D. (1886) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Ayr 5th May 1886 ; assistant at Dalziel, 
1886-92, St George's-in-the-Fields, Glas- 
gow, 1892-7 ; ord. (assistant and successor) 
7th July 1897. Marr. 17th Aug. 1897, 



252 



ARDLER— BENDOCHY 



[PEESB. OF 



1885 



Janet, daugh. of Eobert Hogg and Janet 
Allan, and has issue — Eobert, born 23rd 
Feb. 1900, died 7th June 1903. Publication 
— An Old Session-Booh, being Studies in 
Alyth's Second Session-Book (Paisley, 1918). 

ARDLER (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Ardler was disjoined from 
Coupar-Angus on 1st June 1885.] 

ROBEKT MILNE, born 3rd March 
1832, son of Peter M., farmer, 
Drumoak, Aberdeenshire; educated 
at Parish School, Marischal College, and 
Univ. of Aberdeen; MA. (1851); licen. 
by Presb. of Aberdeen ; missionary in 
East Parish there, and assistant at St 
Michael's, Dumfries ; ord. to Towie 28th 
Sept. 1859; i clerk to Presb. of Alford, 
1872-85; D.D. (Aberdeen, 7th March 1885); 
trans, and adm. 20th May 18S5 ; died at 
Ventnor 27th March 1893. He marr. 1st 
May 1860, Jane (died 11th Nov. 1918), 
daugh. of John Eamage, Lambeth, London, 
and had issue — Katherine Jane, born 16th 
May 1861, died 1st Sept. 1874 ; Mary Alice, 
born 23rd Sept. 1862 (marr. 1892, James A. 
Duncan of Camno), now in South Africa ; 
Frederick Charles, born 8th Jan. 1865, 
died (a student at Aberdeen) 2nd Feb. 
1885 ; Eliza Jane, parish sister in Hol- 
burn Parish, Aberdeen, born 16th Jan. 
1870, died at Torquay, 23rd Nov. 1902. 
Publications— Life Work of the Church as 
the Living Body of Christ (Edinburgh, 
1871) ; A Book for Farm Servants, or 
Hints for their Self-Improvement (Edin- 
burgh); The Problem of the Churchless 
and Poor in our Large Towns (Edin- 
burgh, 1884); Directory and Guide to the 
Ministerial Office (Edinburgh, 1888); New 
Syllabus of Lessons for Sabbath Schools 
and Families (n.d.). 

AECHIBALD STUAET, born Glas- 
gow, 20th June 1866, son of John 
K. S. and Joanna MacLeod ; edu- 
cated at Hutcheson's Grammar School and 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of 
Glasgow in 1892 ; assistant at Plantation ; 
ord. 23rd Nov. 1893 ; served in France in 
1917; trans, to Elder Park Parish, Glas- 



1893 



gow, 19th May 1921. Marr. 3rd June 1908, 
Laura, youngest daugh. of Donald Mac- 
kenzie, Maryfield, Meigle, and Anna Bruce, 
and has issue — Annie Bruce Mackenzie, 
born 28th April 1909 ; Ian Graham Mac- 
Leod, born 27th Feb. 1911. Publications — 
Several Addresses on Behalf of Eed Cross, 
including Through Catastrophe to the New 
Creation; The Grip of Honour; From 
Base to Front Line; Some Impressions 
from Over Yonder, with Foreword by 
Mabell, Countess of Airlie. 



1921 



DANIEL ANTON MOEEISON, born 
Kirkmichael, Perthshire, 5th Sept. 
1876, son of Alexander M., F.E.I.S., 
and Margaret Abercromby; educated at 
Kirkmichael School, Daniel Stewart's 
College, and Univ. of Edinburgh; MA. 
(1900); licen. by Presb. of Forres ; assistant 
at Larkhall and St John's Parish, Edin- 
burgh ; ord. by Presb. of Edinburgh 
Army chaplain at Aldershot 8th Jan. 
1905 ; res. in 1920 ; adm. to this charge 
21st Sept. 1921. Marr. 25th Aug. 1909, 
Agnes Eichmond Hyslop, and has issue 
— Jean Gemmill, born 22nd Aug. 1910 ; 
Alexander Abercromby, born 9th March 
1912 ; Daniel John Hyslop, born 2nd May 
1913; Nancy Margaret, born 12th Feb. 
1915 ; James Walker, born 19th Nov. 1922. 

BENDOCHY. 

[The church of Bendochy belonged to 
the Abbey of Coupar in Angus. There 
was in the parish a chapel of St Fincana, 
and at Cally there was another chapel.] 

JAMES ANDEESON, entered at Nov. 
1569, with Kettins also in the charge. 
In 1574 Collace was added ; trans, to 
Stirling 2nd Dec. 1582. 



1569 



HENEY GUTHEIE, rector of Dun- 
nichen, 1574-80; pres. to Collace 
10th Dec. 1582; was one of the 
committee app. by Privy Council in 
1589 for the Preservation of the True 
Eeligion in Angus, and a member of 
Assembly in 1590 ; trans, and adm. in 
1595; pres. to the vicarage by James VI. 
in 1598 ; had also charge of Coupar-Angus 



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253 



1631 



166S 



for some time. Being unable for duty- 
through age and illness, he had a joint 
presentation with his successor from the 
King to the parish 19th April 1633. He 
marr. Elizabeth Small, and had issue — 
James, W.S. ; Henry, Bishop of Dunkeld 
(q.v.); Elizabeth (marr. 1601, William 
Small, brother to Patrick S., portioner 
of Coupar Grange). — [Perth Sas. Sec. Reg., 
i. 41, 296, vi. 483.] 

ROBERT MALCOLM, born about 1600, 
son of William M., min. of Airlie ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (16th July 1620); adm. (assistant) 
in 1631 ; pres. conjointly with preceding 
by Jamas VI. 19th April 1633; died 30th 
June 1663. He marr. Margaret Guthrie, 
and had issue — Harry, his successor in 
the parish ; William, min. of Kinloch ; 
Isobel (marr. Andrew Many in Bruntie) ; 
Elspeth.— [Inq. Bet. Perth, 723, de Tut., 
724 ; Perth Sas., v., 115.] 

HARRY MALCOLM, born about 1633, 
son of preceding ; educated at Univ. 
of St Andrews; M.A. (13th May 
1653) ; was a licentiate 20th Feb. 1657 ; 
adm. to Burntisland 17th June 1663; 
trans, and adm. after July and before 
6th Oct. 1663; was clerk to Synod 4th 
Oct. 1665 ; had an adjudication of the 
lands of Keiller 16th, and a confirmation of 
an annual rent out the lands of Ardblair 
20th March 1688; buried 8th April 1688. 
He marr. Helen Small, and had issue — 
Robert ; Henry, residenter in St Andrews, 
died in 1693. — [Perth Sas., iv., 63; St 
Andrews Tests. ; Dunkeld Tests. ; Inq. Pet. 
Perth, 723, 979, Gen., 6932, 8075.] 

«- THOMAS BLAIR, born about 1636, 
second son of Thomas B. of Ard- 
1688 blair; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (28th July 1656); passed 
trials before Presb. of Meigle ; had testi- 
monial for ordination 26th Jan., and adm. 
to Blairgowrie 23rd March 1664; pres. 
to Bendochy by James VII. 4th May, and 
adm. before 13th Aug. 1688 ; died before 
11th Sept. 1692. He marr. Helen Malcolm, 
who survived him, and had issue— William, 
Margaret; Isobel; Helen. — [Dunkeld Tests. ; 
Perth Sas., xv., 265.] 



1692 



DAVID RANKEN, born 1663, son of 
Alexander R. of Pottie, merchant, 
treasurer and bailie of Perth, and 
Agnes Reid ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (28th July 1677); passed 
trials for licence and approved by Presb. 
of Perth 17th March 1680; app. Master 
of Grammar School of Perth 17th July 
1682; adm. to Rattray 18th Sept. 1687; 
deprived by the Privy Council, 10th Oct. 
1689, for not reading Proclamation of the 
Estates, etc.; intruded ■ here, 11th Sept. 
1692, on the invitation of the heritors and 
heads of families ; left the charge' in 1700, 
and had a meeting-house in Skinner's 
Close, Edinburgh, but not producing his 
orders in terms of a sentence of the Lords 
of Justiciary, and having been forbidden 
to preach by the Provost and magistrates, 
he was convicted a second time before the 
Justiciary Court of not praying for King 
George in terms of the Act of Tolera- 
tion, 19th June 1717, and was inhibited 
from exercising the ministry. He was 
consecrated a bishop of the Non-jurant 
Church in Edinburgh 11th June 1727, and 
died 17th Nov. 1728. He marr. Euphan 
Blair, who died 28th July 1736. Publica- 
tions — Three Sermons designed to excite and 
assist on Devotion at the Holy Communion 
(Edinburgh, 1713) ; Three Discourses on 
I. Peter, Hi., 13, 14 (Edinburgh, 1716) ; 
Three Discourses on I. Peter, Hi., 14-16 
(Edinburgh, 1716); The Safety of the 
Righteous Man from Injury and Harm, 
a sermon (Edinburgh, 1717); Sermons 
(1720); Description of the Great Things 
contained in the Gospel (1722). — [Hunter's 
Diocese of Dunkeld, 479.] 

JAMES RAMSAY of Parkconnar, only 
son of James R. of Bargavie and 
Parkconnar ; probably tutor of 
Alexander Gordon of Pitlurg; ord. to 
Cortachy 30th Nov. 1697; called 19th 
June 1699; trans, and adm. 27th Nov. 
1700; was one of fifteen mins. who dis- 
sented from the resolution of the General 
Assembly, 15th May 1740, to depose the 
eight seceding brethren; died 16th Aug. 
1746. He marr. (1) (cont. 22nd July 
1702), Margaret, daugh. of George Lyon 



254 



BENDOCHY 



[PRESB. OF 



of Wester Ogil : (2) 20th Nov. 1721, 
Barbara (died 20th March 1751), daugh. 
of Sir Andrew Murray of Murrayshall, 
and had issue — Christian (marr. Thomas 
Gibson of Muirton). — [Dunkeld Tests. ; Eeg. 
of Deeds, Dal., clx., 18th July 1746; Forfar 
Sas., xii., 303 ; Lyons of Cossins, 63.] 

ALEXANDER DUN, licen. by Presb. 
1747 of Dundee 1st May 1744; called 
3rd June, and ord. 10th Nov. 1747 ; 
died 10th Nov. 1784. He marr. 11th Oct. 
1754, Elizabeth Ranken, who died 30th 
March 1798, and had issue — William, 
H.E.I.C.S., born 24th Sept. 1755; Anna, 
born 11th May 1759 (marr. 29th Jan. 
1779, Robert Henderson, surgeon, Coupar- 
Angus); Elizabeth (twin), born 11th May 
1759 ; Alexander, born 2nd May 1771. 



1785 



JAMES PLAYFAIR, bapt. 3rd May 
1752, eldest son of Charles P. in 
Couthie and Catherine Henderson ; 
licen. by Presb. of Meigle 6th Aug. 1777 ; 
assistant at Glamis ; ord. by Presb. deputy 
chaplain of Royal Glasgow Volunteers 
7th Feb. 1781 ; pres. by George III. 2nd 
Dec. 1784; adm. 21st July 1785; died 
22nd April 1812. He possessed a large 
apiary and made a study of the natural 
history of the bee, wrote an account of 
his discoveries, which he sent to a London 
publisher who, it is said, appropriated it 
to his own purposes. He also made an 
investigation into the Antiquities of 
Stormont. He marr. 24th Dec. 1789, 
Grizel (died 16th Dec. 1808), daugh. of 
Patrick Duncan, min. of Tibbermore, and 
had issue — Katherine, born 12th Dec. 1790, 
died in infancy ; Patrick, licentiate, born 
6th Oct. 1793; Charles, born 7th June 
1795, died in America; James, born 21st 
Oct. 1796, died young ; George, farmer, 
Parkhead, Blairgowrie, born 26th Oct. 
1798, died 22nd Nov. 1871; David(?). 
Publication — Account of the Parish (Sin- 
clair's Stat. Ace., xix.). — [Four Perthshire 
Families, 83.] 

JOHN HONEY, M.A., born 1780; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
while a student there he dis- 
tinguished himself on 3rd Jan. 1800 by 



1815 



rescuing the crew of the sloop Jane of 
Macduff which had been driven on the 
sands and dashed to pieces. For his 
gallantry he was presented with a silver 
cup by John, Earl of Kellie, and several 
merchants of London, and the freedom of 
the City of St Andrews was conferred on 
him by the magistrates. He was licen. 
by Presb. of Forfar 15th Feb. 1804; pres. 
by George, Prince Regent, 28th May, and 
ord. 24th Sept. 1812 ; died 16th Oct. 1814, 
having never wholly recovered from the 
effects of his brave exertions. He marr. 
20th Sept. 1809, Ann (died at Edinburgh, 
3rd Jan. 1831), daugh. of John Adamson, 
D.D.,Professorof Civil History, St Andrews, 
and had issue — John Adamson, D.D., min. 
of Inchture, born 31st Oct. 1810; James, 
writer, Perth, born 20th March 1812; 
George, writer, Perth, born 20th June 1814. 

u THOMAS BARTY, born 1758 ; licen. 

by Presb. of Perth 31st March 1784 ; 

ord. assistant at Monzie 4th June 
1785 ; trans, to Newtyle 15th March 1792 ; 
pres. by George, Prince Regent, 2nd Jan., 
trans, and adm. 6th July 1815; died 1st 
Aug. 1832. He marr. 19th Oct. 1795, 
Agnes (died in Edinburgh, 31st March 
1845), fourth daugh. of William Ker 
of Dumbarrow, and had issue — Jean, 
born 8th Aug. 1796; Patrick, min. of 
Ruthven, born 5th Jan. 1798; William, 
born 2nd Oct. 1799; Thomas, procurator- 
fiscal, Dunblane, born 3rd April 1802 ; 
James Strachan, D.D., min. of this parish ; 
Margaret Wortley, born 30th Oct. 1806. 

JAMES STRACHAN BARTY, born 

1829 26t k ^ une 1805 ' son °* P iece ding ; 
educated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
licen. by Presb. of Meigle 6th Aug. 1828 ; 
pres. by George IV. in April ; ord. (assist- 
ant and successor) 11th Aug. 1829; app. 
clerk to the Synod of Angus and Mearns 
13th March 1852 ; D.D. (St Andrews, 13th 
March 1852); elected Moderator of the 
General Assembly 21st May 1868; died 
1st Feb. 1875. He was an expert botanist. 
He marr. 19th April 1837, Margaret (died 
28th April 1891), daugh. of James Webster 
of Balruddery, and had issue— Thomas, 
min. of Kirkcolm, born 5th Feb. 1838 ; 



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1875 



James Webster, LL.D., solicitor, Dunblane, 
born 1st Nov. 1841, died 23rd May 1915 ; 
Agnes Margaret, born 12th Nov. 1843 
(marr. John Morrison, merchant, Liver- 
pool), resides in Canada ; Jemima (marr. 
Ian Colin Campbell) ; Elizabeth. Publica- 
tions — Peter Plough's Letters to the Right 
Hon. Lord Kinnaird on High Farming 
and Free Trade [an answer to Lord Kin- 
naird's pamphlet] (Edinburgh, 1850) ; con- 
tributions to Blackwood's Magazine and 
other periodicals ; Address Delivered at 
Close of the General Assembly (Edinburgh, 
1868) ; Remarks on the Parochial and 
Burgh Schoolmasters Act (Edinburgh, 
1862); Account of the Parish {New Stat. 
Ace, x.). 

' GEOKGE BROWN, born Edinburgh, 
6th Feb. 1836, son of James B. and 
Mary Graham ; educated at the 
Normal School, Edinburgh, and Univ. 
there ; licen. by Presb. of St Andrews 
30th Sept. 1865. He proceeded to Egypt 
to work among the Jews, but was ord. to 
Gartmore Chapel 25th Oct. 1866 ; trans, 
to Newtyle 29th Sept. 1871 ; trans, to 
Second Charge, Montrose, 25th Sept. 1873 ; 
trans, and adm. 6th July 1875 ; died 13th 
Nov. 1897. He had antiquarian and 
historical tastes and collected a large 
amount of material for a history of the 
parish. He marr. 28th Dec. 1858, Mary 
(died 27th July 1909), daugh. of James 
Campbell, and had issue — James, min. at 
Corrie, born 10th April 1860; George, 
born 1st March 1863, died 13th June 1884 ; 
Peter, born 29th March 1865, went abroad ; 
Campbell Carrasso, born 10th July 1867 ; 
Janet Lillie Sophia (twin), born 10th July 
1867 ; Archibald Graham, engineer, born 
23rd Sept. 1868, died 16th Dec. 1909; 
Matilda Margaret Mary, born 28th March 
1871 (marr. 14th April 1905, James New- 
lands); Eva Jane, born 18th July 1873; 
Alexa, hospital nurse, born 5th Aug. 1875, 
died 3rd April 1908; Minnie Euphemia, 
born 26th April 1878. 

ANDREW WYLLIE SMITH, born 

Kilconquhar, 11th March 1865, son 

of George S. and Elizabeth Rodger ; 

educated at Parish School and Univ. of 



Edinburgh ; MA. (1887), B.D. (1890) ; licen. 
by Presb. of St Andrews 7th May 1890 ; 
assistant at St Paul's Church, Perth, Sept. 
1890 ; ord. to South Church, Kirriemuir, 
29th Nov. 1894 ; trans, and adm. 17th May 
1898. Marr. 12th June 1895, Margaret 
Spring, elder daugh. of John Gray of 
Roeberry, Orkney. 



BLAIR GOWRIE. 

[The church of Blair in Gowrie belonged 
to the Abbey of Scone. There were in 
the parish Wells of St Ninian and St 
Margaret.] 

THOMAS CRUICKSHANK, formerly 
ls88 a monk of Scone ; was min. in 1588. 
— [Acts and Dec, cxv., 264.] 

JOHN ROSS of Magdalens, son of 
1603 J° nn R- °f Craigie ; educated at 
St Andrews ; M.A. (1599) ; pres. to 
parsonage and vicarage by James VI. 25th 
Jan. 1603 ; went to attend the Assembly 
at Aberdeen 2nd July 1605 but arrived 
three days after it had met. Approving 
of its proceedings he was summoned 
before the Privy Council 3rd Oct., and 
confined to the Castle of Stirling, but 
was liberated soon after. Was still min. 
29th Jan. 1643. He marr. Jean, daugh. 
of William Shaw of Pitmurthlie, and had 
issue — John, min. of Lethendy.— [P.C.Peg., 
vii. 674, ix. 132, 141; Bamff Charters, 
168; Perth Sas. Sec. Peg., iv. 383, 404, 
v. 503; Sas. x., 263, 29th Jan. 1643; 
MelvilPs Autob., 598, 616; G. R. Sas., 
xvii., 279.] 

JOHN RAMSAY, M.A. (St Andrews 
1649 1634) ; adm. before 19th April 1649 ; 
died Oct. 1663, aged about 49. He 
marr. Feb. 1651, Helen, daugh. of Alex- 
ander Symmer, merchant burgess, Dundee, 
who survived him, and had issue — Alex- 
ander, min. ; John, M.D., Dundee ; David ; 
James.— [Inq. Ret. Gen., 4765, 6677, 6974, 
6975 ; Perth Inhib., xiv., 2 ; G. R. Lnhib., 
30th Nov. 1660.] 



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[PRESB. OF 



1664 



v THOMAS BLAIR, M.A. ; had a testi- 
monial for ordination 26th Jan., 
adm. 23rd March, and coll. by James, 

Archbishop of St Andrews, 18th April 

1664 ; inst. 4th Jan. 1665 ; trans, to Ben- 

dochy before 13th Aug. 1688. 

GILBERT BLAIR, second son of John 
1688 -^" °^ Balude ; pres. by James VII. 
25th May, and adm. after 12th 
Aug. 1688 ; deprived by the Privy Council 
10th Oct. 1689, for not reading the Pro- 
clamation of the Estates, etc. ; was still 
min. 17th April 1701 and alive 27th Nov. 
1731. — [Douglas's Baronage, 191.] 

WILLIAM STEWART, M.A. ; called 
1702 5th Aug. 1701 ; ord. 3rd Feb. 1702 ; 
trans, to Second Charge, Perth, 4th 
July 1721. 

JAMES LYON, born 1694, son of George 
1723 k- of Wester Ogil and Jean Nisbet; 
educated at Forfar Academy and 
Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of 
Meigle 9th Nov. 1720; called 14th Aug. 
1722; ord. 4th Sept. 1723; died 22nd 
Dec. 1768. He marr. 18th Nov. 1724, 
Alison (died 16th March 1749), daugh. of 
George Gillespie, min. of Strathmiglo, and 
had issue — George, min. of Strathmiglo ; 
Gabriel, born 2nd June 1730, died 5th 
Feb. 1757 ; Katherine, born 31st Dec. 1731; 
Robert, born 17th Jan. 1735 ; Barbara, 
born 28th July 1744 (marr. 27th April 
1768, David Walker, merchant, Strath- 
miglo). — [Lyons of Cossins, 60.] 

WILLIAM DOW, M.A. (St Andrews 
17fi9 1755) ; called 5th Jan., and ord. 20th 
April 1769; died 13th May 1786. 
He marr. 28th Nov. 1771, Mary (died 
21st May 1790), eldest daugh. of Patrick 
Duncan, min. of Tibbermore, and had issue 
—Ann, born 25th Nov. 1772, died 13th 
March 1779 ; Andrew, born 28th April 1774, 
died 16th March 1779 ; Patrick, born 14th 
June, died 17th Sept. 1776 ; Robert, born 
6th May 1778 ; William, born 17th April 
1780; Grace, born 20th July 1782 (marr. 
David Harris, min. of Fern); John, born 
24th July 1784. 



JAMES JOHNSTON, born 1759 ; licen. 
1787 by Presb. of Perth 29th March 1786 ; 
pres. by Thomas Graham of Bal- 
gowan Oct. 1786; ord. 26th April 1787; 
died 12th Oct. 1836. He marr. (1) 4th 
Sept. 1788, Jean Craigie, who died 24th 
Feb. 1795, aged 28, and had issue — Thomas, 
born 19th Feb., and died 21st June 1790; 
Jane Smyth, born 21st May 1791 (marr. 
28th May 1813, William Bell, agent of 
the Perth Bank at Coupar-Angus) ; James, 
born 14th June, and died 5th Oct. 1793 ; 
a daugh., born 12th Feb., and died 10th 
April 1795 : (2) 5th Dec. 1809, Margaret 
Imlach (died 7th April 1844), widow of 
John Anderson, min. of Third Charge, 
Dundee. Publication — Account of the 
Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, xvii.). — 
[Tombst.] 

ROBERT MACDONALD, born Perth, 
183 „ 1813, son of Alexander M., wine 
merchant, and Charlotte Macfarlane; 
educated at Univs. of St Andrews and 
Edinburgh; licen. by Presb. of Perth 8th 
June 1836 ; pres. by Mrs Oliphant of Gask 
and Ardblair in Feb., and ord. 15th June 
1837. Joined the Free Church in 1843; 
min. of Blairgowrie Free Church, 1843-57 ; 
trans, to Free Church, North Leith, 12th 
March 1857; D.D. (St Andrews, 12th 
Feb. 1870); elected Moderator of General 
Assembly of Free Church 25th May 1882 ; 
died 21st Aug. 1893. He marr. 4th June 
1840, Catherine Malcolm, who died 18th 
Feb. 1880, aged 75, and had issue — Jessy 
Dingwall Fordyce (marr. 1866, Sir Thomas 
Grainger Stewart, M.D., LL.D., Edin- 
burgh), died 10th June 1921 ; Charlotte 
Jane (marr. Robert Macdonald, S.S.C., 
Edinburgh) ; and others. Publications — A 
Word to Everyone : being the Message- 
bearer ; A Dark Night at Hand (Dundee, 
1843); Tests for the Times (Dundee, 1845) ; 
Lessons for the Present from the Records of 
the Past (Edinburgh, 1848) ; Preface to 
M'Cheyne's " Expositions of the Epistles to 
the Seven Churches of Asia " ; From Day 
to Day, a volume of Daily Readings ; 
Antiquity and Perpetuity of the Sabbath 
(Stirling, 1856) ; Anniversary Sermon 
(Glasgow, 1865). 



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AKCHIBALD OCHILTREE GEEIG; 
18is M.A. (1827); ord. at Aberdour, Fife, 
5th Nov. 1834; adm. to Brown Street 
Chapel, Blairgowrie, 23rd Oct. 1839 ; trans, 
and adm. 4th Aug. 1843; died 3rd Oct. 
1854. He marr. (1) 13th Jan. 1835, Elvia 
MacBeath, and had issue — John MacBeath, 
born 3rd Aug. 1840; Alexander, born 4th 
Jan. 1844 ; Archibald Ochiltree, born 6th 
Oct. 1845 : (2) 14th Sept. 1852, Christina 
(died 22nd March 1899), daugh. of Andrew 
Park and widow of George S. Carstairs, 
Edinburgh. 

WILLIAM FRASEB, born Forgue, 
1SES 1821, son of William F., supervisor 
Inland Revenue, Forgue and Paisley, 
and Ann Bruce ; educated at Grammar 
School, Paisley, and Univ. of Edinburgh ; 
M.A. (1845) ; was locum tenens in the 
Chair of Moral Philosophy, Univ. of 
Aberdeen, in 1845 ; licen. by Presb. of 
Perth in 1846 ; assistant at St Enoch's, 
Glasgow, Old Machar, and St Ninians, 
Stirling; ord. 18th Feb. 1853; died 24th 
Feb. 1881. He marr. 17th Sept. 1861, 
Margaret (died 5th Aug. 1897), daugh. 
of Alexander MacCosh, merchant, and 
Margaret Cattanach, and had issue — 
Margaret Jessie, born 5th Nov. 1862, died 
27th Feb. 1870; Annie Bruce, bom 11th 
April 1864; William Alexander, born 3rd 
Oct. 1868 ; Charles James Shaw, born 1874. 

ROBERT KEMP, born Falkirk, 6th 
1S81 May 1856, son of William Strath- 
kinny K., LL.D., classical master, 
High School, Glasgow, and Clementina 
Neilson; educated at High School (Dux) 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1876) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow 9th June 1880; 
assistant at Lamlash, Arran, and Hillhead 
Parish, Glasgow; ord. 22nd Sept. 1881; 
died suddenly 21st June 1915. He marr. 
(1) 11th Jan. 1882, Jane Boyce (died 8th 
April 1885), daugh. of Francis B. Lecky, 
and had issue — Marjorie Boyce, born 12th 
March 1885 : (2) 8th July 1896, Madge 
Laird, daugh. of James Rutherford, Kirk- 
leatham. Publications — The Praise and 
Blame of Love, with other Verse [in col- 
laboration with John Wellwood, min. of 
Drainie] (Glasgow, 1882, 2nd ed. 1885); 

VOL. V. 



Order of Prayer for Children (Blairgowrie, 
1904) ; Poems [Memoir (portrait) by Sir 
John Herkless, D.D., LL.D.], and Note 
by M. Roy Ridley (Oxford, 1920). 

JOSEPH EDWARD RICHER, born 

1916 West Hartle P° ol > 13tn Dec - 1870 > 
son of James R. and Mary Ann 
Armstrong; educated at Skelton, York- 
shire, Congregational College, Bradford ; 
M.A. (1902) ; min. of Congregational 
Church ; adm. by General Assembly as 
a licentiate in 1915 ; assistant at St 
Margaret's, Edinburgh, and St Mungo's, 
Glasgow; ord. 6th Jan. 1916; B.D. (Edin- 
burgh, 1918). Marr. 9th June 1900, Isobel, 
daugh. of A. L. Fenton, and has issue — 
Isabella Mary, born 30th Dec. 1902; 
Margaret Colling, born 13th April 1905. 



ST MARY'S (Q.S.), foemeely 
BROWN STREET CHAPEL. 

[St Mary's Parish was disjoined from 
Blairgowrie on 14th July 1879. The present 
church was opened 30th Aug. 1885.] 

ARCHIBALD OCHILTREE GREIG, 
x MA. ; app. 23rd Oct. 1839 ; trans, to 

Blairgowrie 4th Aug. 1843. 

[Vacant 1843-70.] 

ALEXANDER STEWART WILLI- 
ls7o SON ; elected Nov. 1870 ; dem. Sept. 
1876 ; ord. to Saline 10th Oct. 1877. 

ROBERT DAVIDSON HUTCHISON, 

18W elected 23rd April, and ord. 21st May 

1877; trans, to Persie 16th July 1878. 

ROBERT STEWART, born Kilspindie, 
. „ 8 2nd Aug. 1854, son of James S. 
and Ann Baxter ; educated at High 
School of Dundee and Univ. of St 
Andrews; licen. by Presb. of Perth in 
1877 ; assistant at St George's-in-the- 
Fields, Glasgow; elected 27th Aug., and 
ord. 29th Oct. 1878 ; first min. of the parish 
14th July 1879. Marr. 15th Jan. 1883, 
Jessie Jane, daugh. of Dr Robert Lunan, 
Blairgowrie, and Mary Robertson, and has 
issue— James, born 18th Oct. 1885.— [Mac- 
donald's Blairgowrie, 96, 226.] 

R 



258 



COUPAR-ANGUS 



[PEESB. OF 



COUPAR-ANGUS. 

[The church of Coupar in Angus formed 
a prebend belonging to the Archdeacon of 
Dunkeld. In this parish stood St Mary's 
Cistercian Abbey of Coupar, founded in 
1164 by King Malcolm IV. Though a 
building of much fame, and a great resort 
of pilgrims, there now survive only very 
scanty ruins. In the gateway of the Abbey 
there was a chapel of St Katherine. A 
fair was held at Coupar-Angus on the 
Thursday in Holy Week.] 

HENKY GUTHKIE, min. of Bendochy .; 
1611 had charge here about 1611. 

DAVID LEITCH, min. 26th Aug. 1622. 
1622 — [G. S. Sas., xi., 185.] 

ROBERT LINDSAY, MA. (St Andrews 
29th July 1611) ; was on the Exercise 
at Perth 12th April 1620; became 
schoolmaster of this parish before Jan. 
1625; probably adm. min. that year; was 
killed when the town was burned by 
Alister MacDonald alias Colla Ciotach, 
April 1645, aged about 54. He marr. 
Margaret Rhynd, who survived him, and had 
an Act of Assembly passed in her favour, 
6th June 1646, recommending her to the 
charity of the congregations of the Church. 
—[Acts of Pari., vi., pt. ii., 468, 602a.] 

GEORGE HALIBTJRTON, MA. ; adm. 
1648 before 10th Oct. 1648 ; suspended 
before 15th Sept. 1650 ; reponed 
Nov. 1652; D.D. (1673); consecrated 
Bishop of Brechin, 13th June 1678, retain- 
ing the parochial cure till apparently 
1682 when he was app. Bishop of Aber- 
deen (q.v.). 

GEORGE HAY, probably son of George 

1682 ^" °^ ^ au S nton J adm. to Balmerino 
before 22nd Sept. 1678 ; pres. by John, 
Master of Balmerino ; coll. 27th Oct., trans, 
and adm. 26th Nov. 1682; deprived by 
Privy Council, 2nd Aug.1698, for not taking 
the oaths to William and Mary, etc. He 
marr. Margaret Haliburton, and had issue 
— William ; George ; James; George; Jean; 
Anna ; Margaret ; a daugh., buried Nov. 
1699. 



THOMAS MITCHELL, M.A. ; called 

16g9 22nd Aug., and ord. 17th Oct. 1699 ; 

trans, to Longforgan 28th May 1702. 

THOMAS OGLLVIE, eldest son of 
170 „ Thomas O. of Turfaudry ; educated 
at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; 
passed trials and preached in the Presb. 
of Forfar though not licen. by any 
bishop ; licen. by the United Presb. of 
Angus and Mearns 14th Feb. 1695 ; ord. 
to Strathmartine 3rd May 1697 ; called by 
the Presb. jure devoluto 3rd Feb., trans, 
and adm. 18th May 1703 ; died 22nd May 
1741. He marr. Elizabeth (died 15th Feb. 
1759), daugh. of Henry Smith of Glass- 
wall, and had issue — Henry, min. of 
Lunan ; Elizabeth (marr. (1) John Dunbar, 
min. of Menmuir : (2) ,Thomas Ogilvie 

of Coul); Isobel (marr. Geikie). — 

[Douglas's Baronage, 544.] 

THOMAS SPANKIE, born 1711; 
7 M.A. ; app. teacher in George 
Heriot's Hospital, Edinburgh, 5th 
May 1731 ; became chaplain in the family 
of Vere of Stonebyres ; licen. by Presb. 
of Lanark 21st Sept. 1737 ; pres. by John, 
Lord Balmerino, Sept. 1741 ; ord. 10th 
March 1742 ; dep. by the Presb. for his 
irregular marriage, dissimulation, etc., but 
sentence being reversed hy the Synod 29th 
Oct. that year, he was solemnly rebuked 
at the bar ; died 3rd May 1778. He marr. 
30th Dec. 1736, Margaret Inglis, who died 
11th Sept. 1782, and had issue — Rachel, 
born 4th Feb. 1739; Thomas, born 26th 
Jan. 1743; Ann, born 8th April 1744, 
died 10th April 1745; George, born 6th 
Dec. 1745, died 22nd March 1746; Isobel, 
born 19th Jan. 1747 (marr. 6th Nov. 1770, 
Robert Young, farmer in Wester Denhead) ; 
Margaret, born 15th Nov., and died 25th 
Dec. 1750. 



1779 



CHARLES KEAY, born 10th Feb. 
1740, second son of James K. of 
Snaigow ; licen. by Presb. of Dunkeld 
2nd Oct. 1764; ord. to Old Deer 14th 
Dec. 1769 ; pres. by George III. 13th June 
1778 ; trans, and adm. 18th May 1779 ; 
died unmarr. 9th April 1807. 



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1807 



JOHN HALKETT, born 1770; edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; 
MA. (1789); tutor in the family 
of George Douglas of Cavers ; licen. by 
Presb. of Jedburgh 3rd Aug. 1803; pres. 
by George III. 7th Aug., and ord. 25th 
Sept. 1807 ; died 21st April 1828. He suc- 
ceeded to the estate of Balendoch. He 
marr. 20th Dec. 1811, Grace (died at 
Balendoch, Perthshire, 25th Nov. 1867), 
second daugh. of Charles Hay of Beechhill 
and Balendoch, and had issue — James, in 
colonial service, Hong Kong, born 5th Jan. 
1813, died 8th Nov.. 1846; Charles Hay, 
born 26th April 1819; John Gilbert of 
Balendoch, born 27th March 1825 ; David 
Henderson in Blairgowrie, born 6th Sept. 
1827. 

PATEICK JAMES STEVENSON, born 
1802, son of Patrick S. of the City 
Chambers, Edinburgh ; educated at 
Univ. there ; licen. by Presb. of Cupar 
12th July 1825 ; pres. by George IV. 18th 
June, and ord. 26th Sept. 1828; D.D. 
(St Andrews, Dec. 1857); sometime clerk 
of Presb. ; died 29th Oct. 1880. He marr. 
14th Feb. 1834, Margaret Emily (died 12th 
March 1895), daugh. of John Peter, Kirk- 
land, Fife, and had issue — Patrick, min. of 
Inverarity, born 24th July 1835 ; John, 
L.L.D., min. of Glamis, born 17th July 
1836 ; Janet Euphemia, born 17th Sept. 
1839 (marr. David Bett, agent of the Union 
Bank, Coupar- Angus); Alexander Brunton, 
born 16th June 1842, died at sea 26th 
May 1873. Publication — Account of the 
Parish (New Stat. Ace, x.). 

FINLAY BOBEET MACDONALD, 
born Canada, 13th Oct. 1843 ; was one 
1881 of a number of students brought to 
this country by the Colonial Committee with 
a view to licence for service in the Dominion, 
but who preferred to labour at home ; edu- 
cated at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. by Presb. 
of Ayr 1st July 1865 ; assistant at the Barony, 
Glasgow ; ord. to Martyrs' Parish, Paisley, 
25th Sept. 1874 ; trans, and adm. 18th Aug. 
1881 ; died 22nd Nov. 1901. He marr. 4th 
July 1870, Agnes Jaffray Marshall, born 
12th March 1840, died 1st May 1919. 



1902 



CHAELES STEWAET, born Lochee, 
12th May 1868, son of William S., 
architect, and Agnes Myles ; edu- 
cated at Dundee and Univ. of St Andrews ; 
M.A. (1888), B.D. (1891) ; licen. by Presb. 
of Dundee in 1891 ; assistant at Greyfriars', 
Dumfries ; ord. to Tannadice 19th April 
1895 ; trans, and adm. 12th June 1902. 
Marr. 24th Sept. 1895, Edith Susan, daugh. 
of William Smith Kerr, M.D., Dumfries, 
and Mary Elizabeth Murray, and has issue 
— Charles, born 11th July 1898 ; John Kerr, 
born 15th June 1900; Elizabeth Murray, 
born 5th Sept. 1903. 

EASSIE AND NEVAY. 

[These parishes were united on 21st 
March 1600. 

Eassie. — The ancient church of Eassie, 
now roofless and somewhat ruined, was 
dedicated to St Fergus. 

Nevay. — The old church of Nevay, now 
roofless, was dedicated to St Nevydd.] 

WDLLIAM PITTILLOCH, reader 1576 
1S76 to 1591. 

■ DAVID BKOWN, trans, from Nevay 
1599 w ^ n that parish also in charge ; 
trans, to Glamis in 1601. 

GEOEGE SYMMEE, pres. by James 
Crichton of Euthven to parsonage 
and vicarage in 1603 ; adm. to same 

by the Presb. 4th Feb. 1606; trans, to 

Kilspindie in 1615. 

v WILLIAM BLAIE, M.A. (St Andrews, 
29th July 1611); adm. in 1616; 
died probably unmarr., 2nd Feb. 

1617, aged about 26.— [St Andrews Tests.] 

DAVID BEOWN, M.A. ; adm. after 
7th Oct. 1617 ; trans, to Longforgan 



1617 



in 1635. 



[WILLIAM MUEEAY, formerly of 
Crail; called parson and vicar 10th Dec. 
1633.] 

EOBEET CEICHTON, M.A. (St An- 
1637 drews 1625) ; adm. before 14th Oct. 
1637 ; died between 28th March and 
1st Aug. 1665, aged about 60. 



260 



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[PEESB. OF 



SILVESTEK LAMMIE, son of Silvester 
lee5 L., rain, of Glamis ; educated at 
Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (27th 
July 1661) ; passed trials before the Presb. 
and was recommended for licence 29th 
Nov. 1664, and for ordination 12th Sept., 
and adm. 22nd Sept. 1665 ; deprived by 
the Privy Council for nonjurancy 5th Dec. 
1695. He withdrew the congregation from 
the church and preached in the manse 17th 
April 1701 ; died before 28th April 1713. 
He marr. Margaret Melvill, who survived 
him, and had issue — John, D.D., min. at 
Staines, Middlesex; Silvester, M.D., Mon- 
trose ; Helen (marr. Lieut. -Colonel John 
Lammie of Colonel Cunningham's Regi- 
ment). — \_Edin. Tests. ; Services of Heirs.] 



1702 



ADAM DAVIDSON, born 1679 ; M.A. 

(Edinburgh, 28th June 1697) ; licen. 

by Presb. of Jedburgh 7th Dec. 1698; 
called by Presb. jure devoluto 27th Aug. 
1701; again 16th Sept., and ord. 30th 
Dec. 1702 ; died 20th Oct. 1720. He marr. 
23rd Jan. 1710, Agnes Slows, widow of 
Alexander Thomson, burgess of Edinburgh ; 
she survived him, and marr. James Paton, 
min. of Carrington. — [Tombst.] 



1721 



ALEXANDER FINLAYSON, born 
1692; licen. by Presb. of Stirling 
13th April 1719; called by Presb. 
jure devoluto 7th June, and ord. 23rd Aug. 
1721; died 12th Sept. 1731. He marr. 

■ Finlayson, who died 23rd Nov. 1773, 

and had issue — Margaret (marr., pro. 11th 
July 1762, George Brown, • farmer, Gorgie 
Mill, Edinburgh). — [Macfarlane's Geog. 
Coll., i., 277; TombsQ 

DAVID MAXWELL, M.A.; pres. by 

Sir William Nairn of Dunsinnan 

March 1732; ord. (by a Committee 

of the Commission of Assembly) 22nd April 

1733 ; trans, to Strathmartine 14th Nov. 

1751. 

JAMES OGILVY, bapt. 13th Oct. 1727, 
„ son of George O., min. of Kirrie- 
muir; licen. by Presb. of Forfar 
12th Sept. 1750; ord. 30th June 1752; 
died 20th June 1802. He marr. 12th Aug. 
1752, Susan (died at Edinburgh, 15th Feb. 



1814), daugh. of Sir George Ogilvie of 
Barras, Bart., and had issue — George, born 
24th March 1757; Anna, born 14th Aug. 
1758 ; David, born 3rd Oct. 1761, died 21st 
May 1762 ; William of Westhall, born 30th 
Aug. 1763 ; James, born 4th June 1765. 



JAMES MILLER, pres. by the Hon. 
James Stuart Mackenzie of Belmont ; 
ord. 3rd April 1803 ; trans, to Monikie 

26th Sept. 1827. 



1803 



JAMES FLOWERDEW, pres. by 
1828 J ames Archibald, Lord Wharncliffe ; 
ord. 17th April 1828; trans, to 
Fordoun 22nd Feb. 1844. 

DAVID LINDSAY, born Murroes, 19th 
1844 ^ a y 1807, son of Alexander L. and 
Jane Steven ; educated at Parish 
School, Murroes, and Univ. of St Andrews ; 
licen. by Presb. of Dundee 6th April 1831 ; 
became schoolmaster at Inverarity and 
assistant at Dunnichen ; ord. 9th May 
1844; died 19th May 1877. He marr. 
19th Nov. 1844, Janet (died 17th Dec. 
1889), daugh. of Andrew Gow, and had 
issue — Janet Scott, born 22nd Feb. 1846, 
died at Edinburgh, 24th March 1918 ; 
Jane Ann, born 17th Sept. 1847, died 15th 
Oct. 1854 ; Barbara Bruce, born 18th May 
1850, died 5th Nov. 1854; Marion Eliza 
Lowden, born 21st Sept. 1851, died 11th 
April 1867 ; David, born 13th June 1853 ; 
Andrew Gow, born 13th March 1855; 
Alexander, born 19th May 1857; John 
Laurence Gow, born 21st May 1859 
Robert Archibald, born 28th May 1861 
James Ainsworth, born 31st Jan. 1863 
Frederick, born 1st Feb., and died 12th 
Nov. 1868. 

NATHANIEL ANDERSON LAW, 
18 ,— born Insch, 24th May 1852, son of 
John L. and Elspeth Stewart ; edu- 
cated at Insch School, Grammar School, 
and Univ. of Aberdeen; M.A. (1873); 
licen. by Presb. of Aberdeen July 1875; 
missionary at Dowally ; assistant at St 
Mark's, Dundee, and Udny ; ord. 21st Nov. 
1877 ; died 14th Feb. 1888. He marr. 9th 
Feb. 1882, Jessie, daugh. of James I. 
Gillespie and Janet Halliday (she marr. 



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(2) 12th Oct. 1897, W. K. Bryce), and had 
issue — John, born 13th Dec. 1883, died 2nd 
May 1890 ; James Gillespie, born 5th June 
1886, died 23rd Jan. 1888. 

THOMAS BAYLEY M'COEKIN- 
1888 DALE, born Orkney, 30th May 
1862, son of D. L. M., Congregational 
min. at Harray, Sandwick, and Forfar, and 
Elizabeth Smith ; educated at Forfar 
Academy and Univ. of Edinburgh ; M.A. 
(1883) ; licen. by Presb. of Forfar in 1886 ; 
assistant at Dalziel ; ord. 27th July 1888 ; 
res. 19th Dec. 1900 on appointment to 
Bonnington, Edinburgh ; trans, to Knox- 
land 12th Dec. 1907; res. 4th June 1910 
and went to Canada ; min. at Deseronto, 
Presb. of Kingston, in 1924. Marr. 18th 
June 1889, Margaret, youngest daugh. of 
William Menzies, M.D., Edinburgh, and 
has issue — William Menzies, born 10th 
June 1891 ; Jean Gladys, born 15th April 
1892; Margaret Ingram, born 1st Sept. 
1895. 

ALEXANDEE WADDELL, born 

1901 New Monk l and > 25tn Feb. 1867, son 
of George W., farmer, and Margaret 
Gillespie ; educated at Airdrie Academy, 
High School, and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. 
by Presb. of Hamilton June 1893 ; mission- 
ary at Limerigg, Slamannan ; ord. to 
Invergowrie Chapel 16th Nov. 1899 ; 
trans, and adm. 6th May 1901. Marr. 
5th Aug. 1909, Effie, daugh. of George 
Anton and Annie Nicoll, and has issue 
— Douglas Gillespie, born 15th April 1911 ; 
Alexander Nicoll Anton, born 8th Nov. 
1913. 

NEVAY. 

AECHIBALD EESKINE, reader, Nov. 

1567 1567. 

MATTHEW MONCUE, reader 

1568 1568 to 1579. 

THOMAS MONCUR, reader in 
1585 1585. 

- DAVID BEOWN, min. in 1590; re- 
moved to Eassie between 1597 and 



1590 



1599. 



GLENISLA. 

[The church of Glenisla was dedicated to 
St Mary, and near it was Our Lady's Well. 
Glenisla was a prebend of Brechin.] 

WILLIAM MACKIE, reader in 
1567 1567 to 1591. 

WILLIAM FOEBES, M.A. (St Andrews 
160 _ 1587) ; pres. to vicarage of Kingold- 
rum 28th Dec. 1587, and to vicarage 
of Lintrathen 19th Aug. 1603; trans, and 
adm. before 17th Feb. 1606, when he had a 
manse and glebe assigned him ; still min. 
13th May 1613.— [G. R. Inhib., xxi., 105.] 

GEOEGE HALIBUETON, M.A. (St 
lelg Andrews 1607); adm. about 1615; 
was a member of Assembly in 1638 
and 1639 ; still min. Sept. 1642. He marr. 
Janet Ogilvy, and had issue — George, 
Bishop of Dunkeld ; William. — [Perth Sas., 
30th Nov. 1643, ccv., 193.] 

WILLIAM EATTEAY, M.A. ; adm. 
before 5th Jan. 1649 ; trans, to 
Cargill between 10th March and 
13th April 1652. 

DAVID NEVAY, M.A. (St Andrews 
1659 1644); adm. before 15th Oct. 1659; 
still min. Nov. 1686. He marr. 24th 
March 1670, Catherine Eattray, and had 
issue — Isobel (marr. David Farquharson 
of Pitlochrie) ; Margaret (marr. James 
Farquharson). — [Burke's Commoners, iii. ; 
Broughdearg MS.] 

ALLAN M'LENNAN (probably assist- 
ant); died before 23rd July 1668; 
his escheat was given to Donald 
M'Lennan, min. of Fearn. 

JOHN NEVAY, adm. before 15th 
1687 March 1687 ; died subsequent to the 
Eevolution. 

WILLIAM CHAPMAN.licen. by United 
i7oo Presb-of Angus and Mearns 14th July 
1698 ; called by Presb. jure devoluto 
7th Sept. 1699; ord. in 1700; died in 
1717. He marr. and had issue — Jean 
(marr. 13th May 1733, John Auld, merchant, 
Edinburgh); Margaret (marr. 18th April 



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[PRESB. OF 



1742, William Oliphant, merchant, Edin- 
burgh). 

JAMES FLEMING, M.A. (St Andrews, 
1719 31st May 1711) ; licen. by Presb. of 
Cupar 23rd Dec. 1718; called by 
Presb. jure devoluto 29th April, and ord. 
14th May 1719 ; died 4th Sept. 1723, aged 
about 32. — [Brechin Tests.~\ 

JAMES MITCHELL, licen. by Presb. of 
Dunkeld 26th July 1720; called 1st 
Sept. 1725 ; ord. 17th March 1726 ; 
dem. Oct. 1737; dep. 17th April 1740 
for his scandalous and immoral life ; died 
April 1742. He marr. July 1727, Elizabeth 
Reid, who died 25th Jan. 1769.— [Dunkeld 
Tests.] 

WILLIAM ARTHUR, M.A. (St 
Andrews, 3rd May 1727); became 
schoolmaster of Meigle ; licen. by 
Presb. of Meigle 11th Feb. 1736; pres. by 
John, Lord Balmerino, 11th Aug. 1740; 
ord. 11th March 1741; died 26th May 
1757, aged about 50. He marr. 30th Dec. 
1741, Agnes Ferrier, who died at Dundee 
21st June 1794, and had issue — Alexander, 
born 15th March 1743 ; Agnes, born 27th 
March 1744 (marr. George Johnstone, min. 
of Monikie) ; William, born 17th Jan. 
1746 ; George, born 5th Jan. 1748 ; 
Christian, born 18th Sept. 1749, died 11th 
Jan. 1750 ; John, born 6th Feb. 1751 ; 
Janet, born 26 th July 1753, died 9th May 
1754. 

ANDREW HUTTON, M.A. ; pres. by 
„ „ George II. 16th Aug., and ord. 
24th Nov. 1757 ; trans, to Cults 
28th Oct. 1762. 

THOMAS MASSON, M.A. ; pres. by 
George III. 31st Dec. 1762; ord. 
11th May 1763 ; trans, to Dunnichen 
31st July 1788. 



1795 



1763 



JAMES GO WANS, M.A.; pres. by 
1789 George III. 1st Sept. 1788 ; ord. 7th 
May 1789; trans, to Lunan 22nd 
April 1790. 

JAMES DONALD, M.A. (King's 

College, Aberdeen, 1772); licen. by 

Presb. of Brechin 7th May 1777; 

pres. by George III. 7th Sept. 1789 ; ord. 



25th Nov. 1790 ; died 4th Sept. 1794, aged 
about 42. He marr. 11th March 1791, 
Elizabeth Ogilvie. Publication — Account 
of the Parish (Sinclair's Stat. Ace, vi.). 

WILLIAM HALDANE, pres. by 
George III. 20th Feb. and by the 
Presb. jure devoluto 1st April, and 

ord. 7th May 1795; trans, to Kingoldrum 

12th May 1803. 

GEORGE ADDISON, pres. by George 
III. 4th June, and ord. 22nd Sept. 
1803 1803; trans, to Auchterhouse 11th 
Oct. 1804. 

ALEXANDER PEAT, born Fordoun 
about 1760; educated at King's 

1805 College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1780); 
licen. by Presb. there 4th Oct. 1786; 
assistant at Kirriemuir; pres. by George 
III. 22nd Nov. 1804 ; ord. 9th May 1805 : 
died unmarr. 30th April 1806. Publica- 
tion—Edited the Rev. George Ogilvy's 
History (Dundee, 1801).— [Reid's Kirrie- 
muir, 72, 154.] 

ANDREW BURNS, born 1774; licen. 
by Presb. of Dunkeld 3rd April 1798 ; 

1806 pres. by George III. 25th June, and 
ord. 25th Sept. 1806; died 1st March 
1823. 

JAMES MARTIN, M.A.; pres. by 

George IV. 8th April, and ord. 18th 

1823 Sept. 1823; dem. on appointment 

to Stockbridge Chapel-of-Ease, Edinburgh, 

2nd April 1828. 

JAMES WATT, pres. by George IV. 
26th May, and ord. 4th Sept. 1828 ; 
1828 trans, to Cortachy and Clova 16th 
Nov. 1848. 

GEORGE GIBB, born 1794, son of 
Robert G., brewer, and Agnes 
1849 Boswell ; ord. by Presb. of Chirnside 
to Presbyterian Congregation at Thropton, 
Northumberland, 1st July 1828 ; pres. by 
Queen Victoria 29th Dec. 1848; trans, 
and adm. 11th May 1849 amid much opposi- 
tion, which led to the formation of a Free 
Church congregation ; died 23rd May 1859. 
He marr. (1) 9th Nov. 1825, Helen (died 8th 
Aug. 1830), daugh. of Thomas Rae, Pallins- 



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burn Cottage, Ford, Northumberland, and 
had issue — Margaret Eae, born 28th Nov. 
1826 (marr. William Goldie Boag, min. of 
Delting); Agnes, born 5th Aug. 1828; 
Thomas, born 20th July 1830: (2) 13th 
Aug. 1846, Eliza Collins (died 27th April 
1855), eldest daugh. of Captain William 
Sword, Leith, and had issue — George 
Robert, born 5th Dec. 1847 ; Christina 
Bayne, born 7th Dec. 1850 ; Mary, born 
8th April 1853; Eliza Collins, born 31st 
Oct. 1854 (marr. 26th May 1884, Edward 
North, Hawick). 

PETER CAMERON, born 1829, son of 
185 _ Peter O, farmer, and Margaret 
Robertson ; educated at Univ. of 
Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. of Dunkeld ; 
ord. to Chapelshade in 1854 ; pres. by 
Queen Victoria 2nd July, trans, and adm. 
8th Sept. 1859; died unmarr. 23rd Oct. 
1865. 

JAMES FLEMING, M.A. ; trans, from 
Stanley Chapel ; pres. by Queen 
Victoria 22nd Dec. 1865 ; adm. 12th 
April 1866 ; trans, to Kettins 17th July 1868. 

NEIL M'BRIDE, born 1829, son of 
Matthew M., innkeeper, Arran ; 
educated at Univ. of Glasgow; licen. 
by Presb. of Kintyre in 1866 ; assistant at 
Bothwell, St Giles', Edinburgh, and St 
Mary's, Edinburgh ; pres. by Queen Victoria 
15th Oct. 1868; ord. 14th Jan. 1869; res. 
5th Oct. 1904 ; retired to Arran, where he 
died unmarried 18th Feb. 1913. 

JOHN YUILL WALKER, o'rd. 10th 
lgo5 Feb. 1905 ; trans, to Pathhead 17th 
May 1909. 

MALCOLM SHENNAN, educated at 
Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
there in 1907 ; ord. 25th Aug. 1909 ; 
trans, to Stepps 18th June 1913. 

WILFRID JAMES LEWIS, born 
Saintfield, Co. Down, 10th Sept. 
1874, son of James L. and Annie 
Preistly; educated at Cookstown Academy, 
Trinity College, Dublin, B.A. (1908), and 
Univ. of Belfast, B.D. (1913); licen. by 
Presb. of Tyrone in 1898; assistant at 
- Rubislaw, Aberdeen ; ord. to Rockcorry 



1866 



1869 



1909 



1913 



in 1904 ; trans, to Presbyterian Congrega- 
tion, Islington, London, 1907; adm. by 
the General Assembly May 1911; ind. to 
this charge 17th Sept. 1913. Marr. 20th 
Aug. 1906, Erna, daugh. of Franz and 
Marie Peile, and has issue — Annie Maria, 
born 26th Oct. 1907 ; Erna Agatha Alex- 
ander, born 18th July 1909 ; Ronald Wilfrid 
James, born 15th Oct. 1913; Francis Edgar 
Ian, born 11th May 1915. 

KETTINS. 

[The church of Kettins was dedicated 
to St Bride, and near it was St Bride's 
Well. The church belonged to the ministry 
of the Red Friars at Peebles. In early 
times there was in the Cross Kirk a Celtic 
monastery at Kettins. The church bell is 
one of the oldest still in use and bears the 
date 1519.] 

JAMES JAMESON, reader from 1567 
1567 to 1589. 

JAMES ANDERSON, min. of Bendochy 
and Kettins Nov. 1569 ; trans, to 
Stirling 2nd Dec. 1582 ; was a 
member of Assembly April and Oct. 
1583, May 1586, June 1587, and Aug. 1588, 
1590, and 1602 ; trans, and adm. 1590 ; died 
31st Jan. 1603. He marr. Agnes Haly- 
burton, who survived him, and had issue — 
Henry, burgess of Perth. Publication — 
Ane Godly Treatise, called the First and 
Second Coming of Christ, with the Tone of 
the Winter Night : shewing briefly our 
native Blindness, wherein we were misled 
by Popery, and the clear Light of the 
Gospel now manifested in our Days to 
the Glory of God, and the Comfort of all 
them that hope for Salvation (in verse) 
(Edinburgh, 1595 ; reprinted Edinburgh, 
1851). — \Edin. Tests. ; Bonar's Introduction 
( Winter Night).] 

COLIN CAMPBELL, M.A. ; adm. 
about 1605 ; trans, to Dundee in 
1617. 

JAMES AUCHENLECK, M.A.; adm. in 
1618; dep. by Assembly's Committee 
for Visitation Sept. 1649; adm. to 
Auchterhouse 30th July 1656. 



1590 



1605 



1618 



264 



KETTINS 



[PKESB. OF 



1650 



DAVID PATON, born Dundee about 
1624 ; educated at King's College, 
Aberdeen ; M. A. (1644) ; adm. to 
Kemback 11th July 1648; trans, and adm. 
9th Aug. 1650; died April 1692. He 
bequeathed to the poor £70 and fourteen 
rix-dollars. He man. Christian Brown, 
who died Sept. 1679, and had issue — 
John; James, min. of the parish; David; 
Christian; Agnes; Grissel; Margaret (marr. 
Alexander Bruce, merchant, Dundee) ; 
Eupham (marr. John Haliburton of The 
Fodderance). — [St Andrews Tests.; Lamont's 
Diary, 19 ; Inq. Ret. Gen., 7589, 7590.] 



1680 



JAMES PATON of Scotston, bapt. 27th 
March 1655, son of preceding ; edu- 
cated at St Andrews Univ. ; M.A. 
(23rd July 1674) ; had testimonial for 
licence 1st, and pres. by Charles II. 12th 
June, got certificate for ordination 14th 
Sept., and adm. (colleague) 29th Oct. 
1680; was taken prisoner in 1716 by his 
cousin, George Duncan, one of the lieu- 
tenants of the shire, and on his advice 
refrained from preaching ; died between 
the beginning of 1730 and 12th April 
1739. He bequeathed £1000 in name of 
his daughter Anna for educating girls at 
the schools of Dundee. He marr. (1) 21st 
June 1688, Anna Nairn, who died 4th Dec. 
1697, and had issue — James ; John ; George 
Eupham ; Elizabeth, only surviving child 
in 1719 (marr., cont. 3rd March 1719, Henry 
Crawford of Monorgan) ; Anna ; Grisell ; 
Barbara ; Christian ; Margaret : (2) April 
1700, Isobel, daugh. of Patrick Oliphant 
of Newton, and had issue — Isobel ; Anna. 
— [Inq. Bet. Gen., 7589, 7590; Brechin 
Tests. ; Tombst. ; Perth Sas., xvii., 379.] 



1717 



JAMES GBAY, born 1672; M.A. (St 
Andrews, 22nd July 1692); licen. 
by United Presb. of Angus and 
Mearns 4th Nov. 1696; ord. to Kinloch 
6th Aug. 1697; called by the Presb. jure 
devohito, trans, and adm. 17th Nov. 1717 ; 
died 17th March 1743. He marr. (1) Ann 
Drummond, and had issue — John ; Eliza- 
beth (marr. William Morison of Naughton, 
merchant, Dundee) ; Marion ; Margaret : 
(2) Christian Arbuthnot, who died s.p. 



2nd Feb. 1761.— [Perth Sas., xvii., 444; 
Tombst,] 

JOHN KEB, pres. by George II. 15th 
June 1743 ; ord. 1st Feb. 1744 ; trans. 



1744 



to Forfar 7th March 1745. 



1746 



EOBERT TRAILL, pres. by George II. 
30th April 1745; he was ord. (at 
Meigle) 22nd Jan. 1746, owing to a 
mob having prevented the Presb. meeting 
at Kettins ; trans, to Banff 20th Dec. 1753. 

JOHN HALIBURTON, born 1727, son 
1754 °^ David H., writer, Dundee, edu- 
cated at Univ. of St Andrews ; licen. 
by Presb. of Dundee 31st July 1751 ; pres. 
by George II. 25th March, and ord. 7th 
Aug. 1754 ; died 25th Aug. 1799. He marr. 
(1) 12th April 1757, Margaret (died 20th 
Nov. 1764), daugh. of David Thomson, min. 
of Meigle, and had issue — Helen, born 17th 
July 1758 (marr. Colin Symers, min. of 
Alyth); David, born 3rd July 1760, died 
14th March 1776 ; John, born 29th Aug. 
1761, died 23rd Jan. 1789 : (2) 30th July 
1767, Elizabeth Ker, who died 1st June 
1800, and had issue — Thomas, born 23rd 
April 1769 ; Elizabeth, born 5th Aug. 
1771 ; George, born 12th Feb. 1773, died 
on his return from India July 1809 ; David, 
born 9th July 1777, died 22nd April 1779. 

DAVID SYMERS, born 1st June 1778, 
1801 son °^ Colin S., min. of Alyth and 
grandson of preceding ; educated at 
Parish School of Alyth and Univ. of St 
Andrews ; licen. by Presb. of Meigle 8th 
Jan. 1800 ; pres. by George III. 19th Feb., 
and ord. 7th May 1801 ; died unmarr. 
16th July 1842. 

JOHN ROSS MACDUFF, pres. by 
1842 Q ueen Victoria 15th Sept., and ord. 
29th Dec. 1842 ; trans, to St Madoes 
21st June 1849. 

JOHN TULLOCH, D.D.; pres.by 
1849 Q ueen Victoria 28th June, trans, 
from South Church (St Paul's), 
Dundee, and adm. 20th Sept. 1849 ; res. 
22nd June 1855 on appointment as Principal 
of St Mary's College, St Andrews, 9th 
Nov. 1854 (q.v.). 



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JOHN ALEXANDEK MACKENZIE, 
lg55 born Auldearn ; educated at King's 
College, Aberdeen; M.A. (1847); 
ord. to Chapelshade, Dundee, 22nd April 
1852; trans, to Ferryport-on-Craig 22nd 
Sept. 1853 ; pres. by Queen Victoria 16th 
July, trans, and adm. 27th Sept. 1855 ; 
died 31st Oct. 1867. He was of delicate 
constitution and frequently had to spend 
the winter in the south of France. 

JAMES FLEMING, born Troon, 12th 
186 _ May 1842, son of James F., min. of 
Troon ; educated at Troon, Irvine 
Academy, and Univ. of Glasgow; M.A. 
(1860); licen. by Presb. of Perth May 
1864 ; assistant at St Paul's Church, 
Dundee; ord. to Stanley 11th May 1865; 
trans, to Glenisla 12th April 1866 ; pres. 
by Queen Victoria 28th April, trans, and 
adm. 17th July 1868 ; D.D. (Glasgow 1911) ; 
falling into ill-health, he resigned 16th 
May, and died 21st Sept. 1913. He marr. 
1st Dec. 1870, Mary Stuart Menzies (died 
20th May 1896), daugh. of David Campbell 
Macdonald of Lassintullich, Perthshire, 
and Mary Stuart Menzies, and had issue — 
James, born 19th Nov. 1871. — [In Memory 
of the Rev. James Fleming, D.D. (portrait) 
[sermon by Professor Kay, D.D.] (n.d., n.p.).] 

COLIN MACKAY KEEP, born Aber- 
191 _ deen, 12th July 1880, son of James 
K. and Elizabeth Collie ; educated 
at Grammar School and Univ. of Aber- 
deen ; M.A. (1903), Ph.D. (1906), B.Sc. 
(1906), B.D.(1906); licen. by Presb. of Aber- 
deen ; assistant at Arbroath Parish ; ord. 
Missionary Professor to Scottish Churches 
College, Calcutta, 10th March 1909; adm. 
to this charge 25th Sept. 1913; served 
in Koyal Garrison Artillery and Eoyal 
Engineers, and as Chaplain to Forces in 
European War ; trans, to St George's-in- 
the-Fields, Glasgow, 16th May 1922. Marr. 
4th Dec. 1913, Elizabeth, daugh. of David 
Cargill and Jessie Fraser, and has issue — 
Isobel Margaret, born 16th Nov. 1916. 
Publications — Contributions to Inter- 
national Standard Bible Encyclopaedia 
and Hastings's Encyclopaedia of Religion 
and Ethics. 



CHAELES NEILSON EUTHEE- 
1922 FUBD, born Lewes, Sussex, 27th 
April 1894, son of John E. and 
Margaret Neilson ; educated at Brighton 
Grammar School, Paisley Grammar School, 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; M.A. (1914) ; licen. 
by Presb. of Glasgow 18th Dec. 1919 ; 
assistant at St Mark's, Dundee ; ord. 21st 
Sept. 1922. Marr. 22nd April 1924, Jean 
Archer, second daugh. of Ebenezer Hender- 
son, Solicitor, Dundee. 

KILRY (Q.S.). 

[The parish of Kilry was disjoined from 
Glenisla, Lintrathen, and Alyth on 14th 
July 1879.] 

JOHN WALLACE FOYEB, educated 
1877 at Univ. of Edinburgh; M.A. (1860); 
licen. by Presb. there ; assistant at 
Blairgowrie ; ord. there in 1877 ; pres. by 
the trustees of this parish ; ind. 25th Sept. 
1877 ; clerk to Presb. ; dem. 13th, and died 
26th Dec. 1905. 

JOHN CLAEK FEAEN, born 
1906 Glasgow, 27tn March 1877, son of 
Malcolm Grant F. and Helen Eussell ; 
educated at Hutcheson's Grammar School 
and Univ. of Glasgow ; licen. by Presb. 
of Forres 1903 ; assistant at Plantation 
Church, Glasgow ; ord. 28th March 1906. 

KINGOLDRUM. 

[The church of Kingoldrum was dedicated 
to St Medan, and not far from it was St 
Medan's Well. The church belonged to 
the Abbey of Arbroath.] 

JAMES STEILL, reader from 1567 to 
1567 1580. 

v DAVID BLACK, min. of Kirriemuir 
1S8S Feb. 1571 ; trans, and adm. in 1585 
with Nether Airlie also in the 
charge ; died April 1588. He marr. Helen 
Wedderburn, and had issue. — [ Wedderbum 
Booh, i., 85.] 

WILLIAM MALCOLM, M.A. ; pres. to 
15 the vicarage 13th May 1588; trans, 
to Airlie about 1590. 



266 



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[PEESB. OF 



WILLIAM FOKBES, M.A. ; pres. to 

lsg the vicarage by James VI. 28th Dec. 

1587, and to vicarage of Lintrathen 

19th Aug. 1603 ; trans, to Glenisla before 

17th Feb. 1606. 



1606 



JOHN OGILVIE, M.A. ; trans. 
from Bervie in 1606 ; trans, to Kirrie- 
muir before 22nd April 1623. 

WILLIAM OGILVY, M.A. (St Andrews 
1623 1618); adm. before 14th Oct. 1623; 
pres. to the Treasurership of Brechin 
by James VI. 19th April 1633 ; was prob- 
ably one of the eighteen mins. dep. in 
Angus in 1649. He had a warrant from 
Parliament, 28th May 1661, for 300 merks.— 
[Acts of Pari., vii., 235.] 

WILLIAM BAIT, born about 1626; 
1650 M.A. (King's College, Aberdeen, 
1644); adm. before 9th April 1650, 
of new pres. and coll. by Bishop of Brechin 
1st Jan. 1663, and inst. 2nd Jan. 1665 ; 
died between 4th March and 1st April 
1684. He marr. and had issue — William, 
student of divinity 1685. — [Reg. Mag. Sig., 
x., 635; G. R. Homings, 2nd Dec. 1670, 
9th July 1685.] 

GEORGE OGILVIE, M.A. (St Andrews, 
1680 24th July 1669) ; passed trials before 
the Presb., and got a testimonial 
for licence 12th Jan. 1675 ; pres. by 
Charles II. in May ; was certified 29th 
June 1680 for ordination, and adm. (col- 
league) soon after. He was in ill-health 
19th Sept. 1682. 

JOHN CONSTABLE, M.A. (St 
16g4 Andrews, 23rd July 1674); was 
resident at Cambo when licen. by 
Presb. of St Andrews 6th July 1677 ; had 
testimonial from Presb. of Meigle for 
ordination 26th Aug., and adm. before 
23rd Sept. 1684; died Feb. 1703, aged 
about 49. He marr. Magdalen Ogilvie, 
who survived him, and in 1705 was 
accused of immorality and rebuked for 
her offence 11th May 1709. — [Brechin 
Tests. ; Four Perthshire Families, 100.] 



THOMAS CLEPHANE, born about 
1704 1673, brother of George C, min. of 
Newtyle ; educated at Univ. of St 
Andrews; M.A. (22nd July 1693); licen. 
by Presb. of Haddington 27th May 1702 ; 
ord. before 19th Oct. 1704; died April 
1712. He marr. Elizabeth Ogilvie, who 
survived him, and had issue — Thomas, 
served heir 14th Aug. 1713 ; Helen. — 
[Brechin Tests. ; Forfar Sas., xiii., 42.] 

JOHN HEUGH, born 1688, son of 
1714 Hugh H. ; M.A. (Glasgow, 19th Sept. 
1704); licen. by Presb. of Stirling 
22nd Nov. 1710 ; ord. (in the churchyard) 
in 1714; died 23rd Dec. 1731. He marr. 
Janet (died in 1762), eldest daugh. of 
Hugh Whyt, min. of Larbert, and had 
issue — John, min. of Viewfield Associate 
Antiburgher Congregation, Stirling, born 
1731, died 1810 [father of Hugh H, D.D., 
min. of Begent Place Secession Church, 
Glasgow] ; Hugh, died at Glasgow Univ. — 
[Macgill's Memoir of Br Heugh ; Diet. 
Hat. Biog.] 

THOMAS WHITEHEAD, son of John 
7 W., glover, Dundee, and Elizabeth, 
daugh. of Francis Scott, merchant, 
Dundee; M.A. (St Andrews, 3rd May 
1721) ; pres. by George II. 1st June 1732. 
On the moderation of the call a majority 
called Hugh White, probationer. This call 
the Presb. sustained, but the General 
Assembly reversed their judgment and sus- 
tained that of Whitehead ; ord. 19th Sept. 
1733; died 15th Jan. 1738, aged about 37. 
He marr. and had issue — Margaret (marr. 
Robert Matthewson, watchmaker, Berwick- 
upon-Tweed. 

ALEXANDER SCOTT, M.A. ; pres. by 
-„„_ George II. 2nd March, and ord. 
6th Sept. 1738; trans, to Meigle 
3rd Nov. 1757. 

JAMES THOMSON, son of David T., 
7 min. of Meigl